"A DEUOCRATIO FAMILY NEWSPAPER.
MARION, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1895.
AN APPALLING REBUKE.
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CLEANINGS FROM MANY POINTS.
Important Happenings, Roth Home
and Foreign, Briefly Told,
The Defender Wins Again.
At New York tr Defender won the third
trial raco on Friday and was formerly select
ed to defend tho Amoiieas cup 'Th blw
ribbon of tho sea." In a thrash to wind
ward of tenmil.s and a run home with spin
nakers and balloon's sK, tho itenwhofl ket-l
boat beat tho Vigilant handsomely nnd could
have beaten her a minuto more had Ph
cn pushed to her utmost. The official fin
ish was: Defender, 2.02.1; Vigilant 207:4.
2S7PM e: ,efen'lf'r. 2:02:10; Viiisnt,
Newsy Southern Notes.
At Lexington, Ky., the barn of Foxhall
Keen was burned. Uia imported stallion,
Ka aerates, by Hermit, and tho American
ptallion, Hyderhad, by Uyder Ali, reri?hed
in the flames.
The coming lice crop, according to th
Tittsburg Pa., Dispatch, promises to bo larger
than the largest crop yet recorded, that of
threo years ago, whn th3 total yield arj
proiimated 20,000,000 bags.
Colutnbid,S. C.received the flrrd baieof new
crop cotton on Friday. The bale classed
full style good middling. It was shipped by
O. M. Seigmions, of Orarifffhitrg. to Ii. J.
MeCarley & Co. and weighed 470 pounds.
At Itasca, Tex., John Brown, 23 years of
Hg, cut the throat of Miss Boone, aged 13,
lu her room and going to his own room, cut
his throat, both dying, a. w. Boone, lathe
of the murdered girl, objected to tho mar
riage of hin daughter t Brown on account
or her age.
At Savannah, (la., Abe Small, the convic
ted murdorer of Policeman JansenNeve, was
sentenced by Judcfo Falligant to be hanged
October 18. Small's attorneys will take th3
ease to the Supremo Court. The murder
3-as committed in February 1894, when Neve
went to arrest Hmall on a charge of burglary.
Captain 8. A. Ashe, for years one of North
Carolina's most prominent journalists, has
in press now a book on the silver question
to which he has given much thought. lie
isn strong ivoeato of freo coinage. . A
prominent politician who is generally impar
tial says that all the populists, half tho re
publicans and 90 per cent of the democrats
in North Caroliua favor the free coinage of
eilver. Great interest is taken in tho pro
posed democratic silver convention that
prominent politicians have called.
Tho German torpedo boat, S. 41, capsized
ana sant in tne JNortn bea inursday. Tnir.
teen of her crew were drowned.
A Shanghai dispatch says that official re
ports show that there have been 40,000 deaths
from cholera in Pekin duriDg the present
The Convert of Kibordonea village in the
province of Turin, has been partially de
stroyed by fire. Eight women perished and
four others were severely injured.
The emperor of Germany revieved the
troop3 at Mayence last week after which he
addressed the officers, saying: "Always re
member that we must bo strong in order to
preserve peace, and also that the stronger
we are the more respect others will have for
In London the coroner'sjury investigating
the murder of Mrs. Reynolds and her three
children at Mansfield, on August 11th, Sun
day, returned a verdict of wilful murder
against Henry Wright, a lodger in the Rey
nolds' house. Wright s abbod tho woman
and threo childreu, set lire to the house, and
unsuccessfully attempted suicido.
At Omaha, Nek, the Union Pacific train
robbers have plead guilty and been sen
tenced to ten years in the penitentiary.
Chas. Postulka, a New York butcher,
murdered his wife with a butcher knife while
he was in a jealous rage because, as he
claimed, his wife hail wronged him.
In rittsburg, Ta., Alex Hutchinson shot
James Getty, Jr.. in the latter's wholesale
liquor hous"'. Getty was removed to the
hospital, where he died shortly after.
llf.fkiah Roberts, a young farmer at But
ler, Ky., cut his wife's throat and then cut
his own. He died instantly. His wife is
fatally hurt. He is supposed to have been
insane. The bloody de.l was witnessed by
iheir three childreu, aged from 1 to 4.
In Lowell, Mass.. a Are started in the large
ftore-house of the Tremont and Suffolk
Mills, in Little Canada. The building was
of wood, and 10,000 bales of cotton were
MorM in it. Probably 3,000 bales were
damaged and ttiej whole lot thoroughly
drenched. A conservative estimate places
the loss at about f 60,000.
Judge Thaver, at Philadelphia, rendered
an opinion on Friday deciding that the city
could take the liberty bell to the Atlanta Ex
position. A suit for damages has been filed in tho
United States Court by Mrs. Kate Smith, a
resilient of New York", against the city of
Jacksonville, Fla,, for 10.000, for injuries
sustained bytipping and falling while cros
sing Main strct in May, 1304. while the
street was torn up, preparatory to paving.
Judge P.isofT in the New York Court of
Common rieas, handed down a decision
holding that the provision of Chapter 370, of
the laws ol ipto. enuiifM -an act ior uib in
corporation of an association for th im
provement of the hreM of horses and to
regulate the same, and to establish a State
racing association," to be within the scope
of the constitution against the authorization
of any kind of gambling, and therefore un
constitutional. Disasters, Accidents, Fatalities.
During tho prevalence of a squall and
hard rain on the St. Clair river near Rarys
ville, Mich., a rowboat containing four per
sons was upset and all were drowned.
Acting Internal Revenue" Commissioner
Wilson has issued instructions to collet-tors
of Internal revenue, extending the time from
September 1st to October 1st in which claims
lor BUgar bounty may be filed.
Hon. Matt. W. Ransom arrive.! in Wash
ington Friday and appeared at the State De-
Krtment, where he took the oath of office
fore a notary public to enable hira to re
assnme the duties of the Mexican mission.
Mr. Ransom's suspended salary will be re
sumed from the date of the oath.
MAC.ARA PFT TO WORK.
The Mammoth Falls Now Furnish
Electric Motive Power for Factories.
After almost five years' wcrk and the ex
penditure of over t3,000,0M the Niagara has
finally been harnessed, and the power, gen
erated by the monster 5,000-horse power
dynamos of the Cataract Construction Com
pany, is now sending out electricity for com
mercial use. The first power was delivered
to the works of the Pittsburg Reduction
Company, at Niagara Falls, on Tuesday
morning, when dynamo No. 2 in the con
Etruction company a power house was set in
was ii ixotox LEtren.
The Nicaragua Canal Commission Re
port. The Muddled Kentucky
t Our Regular Correponient.
The official report of the government en
gineer commission which, In accordance
with an act of CoDgress, recently went over
( the route of the Nicaragua Tlanal for the
purpose of making a minute Investigation of
what has been done and what the present
plans will require to be done, will not be
made public until congress meets, but the
main polnt3 of the rep it have become
known in a sort of semi-offlcial way. The
commission reports the general plan upon
which the Canal company ha3 been working
as feasible, but suggests, if the work Is to be
completed, a number of minor changes.
And, as was generally expected, the commis
sion repoits that the estimates of the cost ot
the work which have been submitted to Con
gress were ridiculously low. According to
the estimates of the commission it will re
i quire not les3 than $115,000,000 to complete
j the canal. $70,000,000 wa3 the estimate ol
the Canal Company. England wants to be
let Into the control of the Canal, if this gov
ernment is to build it, and when the matter
Tomes up ia Congress some lively speeches
rnay be looked for on that subject.
tho anti-silver democrats of Kentucky
want Secretary Carlisle to come out and
I make some more speeches in the campaign,
'but the Secretary doesn't take kindly to the
idea. Having succeeded in his fight to con
trol the platform adopted by the State con
vention he is loth to enter upon a new con
test which he might lose. A close personal
friend of Se-retary Carlisle say3 nothing
short of a personal request from President
Cleveland will cause Secretary Carlisle to
get himself mixed up in that muddled Ken
The politicians regard Senator Quay's per
sonal triumph in j'ennsylvania as having a
very important bearing upon the republican
sido of the Presidential campaign. It will
give Mr. Quay control of the Pennsylvania
delegations to tho nominating convention,
which probably means that the solid vote of
the State will bo cast for Reed. With the
immense vote of Pennsylvania to start with
and the shrew manipulations of Senator
Quay iIics-3 politicians think that Mr. Reed
will go into the convention with excellent
prospects of capturing the nomination.
These predictions Hre based upon Senator
Quay's declaration for Mr. Reed some time
Ho. Politicians have been known to change
their mind.?, and even if Quay. wa3 really for
Reed when he taid he may not befot
him now, or if he wa3 for him now he might
not be for him when the convention meets.
Nothing is more uncertain than politics.
TIIK PKOGUAMME ANNOUNCKO.
Arrangements Made for the Dedica
tion of Chickamuugit Park.
At Chattanooga, Tenn., the general com
mittee on the Chickamauga park dedication
Lssuedits official programme as follows:
Friday September 13th, Saturday Septem
ber 14th, Sunday September 15th, Monday
September lOth and Tuesday September 17th,
the members of the reception and entertain
ment committees will meet all incoming
trains previously advised and conduct visi
tors to the oflleo of the committee where
they will be .assigned quarters.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there
will be steamboat excursions on the Tennes
see river ami excursions by train each day to
tho Chickamauga battle field.
Wednesday, September ly-.h Reunion of
the Army of the Cumberland at tho court
house at 10 o lock a. m . The annual orf
tion will be delivered by General Charles II.
Manderson before the Society of the Army
of tho Cumberland on the uight of that day.
There will also be reunions of other societies
on that day.
Thursday, September 19th As announced
by the secretary of war the eeremony of ded
icating the Chiekamanga park will takej lu e
at the park on yuodgrass hill at noon Sep
tember T.tth. Orations will be delivered by
G'-neral John M. Palmer, of Illinois aud
General John P. Gordon, of Georgia.
Friday, September 20th The exer.ises
will begin at noon in the city of Chattanoo
ga. The orators will be General Williaui
Rate, of Tennessee, and General Charles II.
Grovenor. of Ohio. The secretary of war
also anncmees that meetings will also be
held on th" nights of September l'Jfh and
20th (Friday and Siturday) in the large tnt
to be erected near the custom House, tnespe.
cial feature of which are not yet entirely ar
ranged. S'cretary Lumout has appointed
General J. S. Fullerton a. grand marshal of
ceremonies at the dedication of the park.
The local exc-utive committ.'e has a rang
ed for a grand military review in Chattanoo
ga nt 10 oVIock on the morning ol t.eptem
ber 20!h to bo participated in by the organ
ized troops present on that occasion. There
will number K.O00 or more. Tweuty-tlve
hundred United States soldi -r? will go into
encampment at the park next week.
MYSTERIOUS RAILROAD WRECK.
A Macon Excursion Train Is Knocked
An excursion train on the Southern Rail
road consisting of nine ears, filled with Ma
con Knights of Fythias and their friends,
was wrecked at Tope's Ferry, twelve miles
The dead are J. A. Kennedy, of Macon, in
stantly killed; attempted to jump from bag
gage car; was a well known merchant of Ma
con. 35 years old. Mrs. C. W. Hancock, wife
of Editor Hancock, of Amerieus; was se ated
in the coach next to the baggage car, died
half an hour after the n-'eident.
The cause of the accident cannot 1-e deter
mined. Vi.e President W. H. Baldwin, Chief
Engineer Hudson and his assistants in
spected the track and eoul i find no reason
for the accident. In shaking of it
Mr. Baldwin said: -It is evident to
all who examined the wre'k that
the engine wheels and drivers are in perfect
condition; the engine is not damage,!. Every
tie was in good condition and the track in
perfect gauge and elevation. The woolen
culvert was not broken down by the tdow of
the eneine. The timbers were sund and in
good condition. The track has not been
touched since the accident at the point where
the engine left the rail and all trains have
passed over it. The cause for the accident
is entirely beyond us."
The Knight's Templar Conclave.
The third session of the 26th Triennial Con
clave of Knights Templar dosed at Boston,
Mass., on Thursday. Pittsburg, Pa., was
selected as the place, and the second Tues
day in October, 1898. as the time for the next
Eminent Sir Wm. Larue Thomas was elec
ted Grand Master. Grand Generalissimo,
Eminent Sir Henry B. Stoddard, ot Texas;
Grand Captain General, Very Eminent Sir
George M. Moulton, of Illinois; Grand Senior
Warden, Very Eminent Sir Henry W. Rugg.
of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Grand
Senior Warden, Very Eminent Sir Wm. B.
' Jfew Orleans Ticket Broken Were 1
i Working a Great Scheme.
The firm of Barnett & Wenar, ticket bro
kers, doing buinew on Canal street, New
Orleans, hare for some time been giving evi
dence that the firm was engaged in a boora
i ie g business. For months past the Southern
Pacific railroad has been quietly investigat
ing the travel to and from points in which
jit ia Interested. There was a great passen
ger business, but somehow the revenues did
not compare with the number of tickets
sold. Evidently something was wrong and
;the company tried every plan to unearth the
: mystery without success. The more it was
investigated the more apparent it became
tthat a gigantic fraul was being perpetrated
On the Southern Pacific,
i Finally new Southern Pacific tickets were
printed and quickly distributed in all sec
tions where it appeared the fraud waa being
, worked. A. minute check mark on these
new tickets was the only difference between
them and the old issue. The special agent
t of the company at tid point then begun to
look for bogus tickets. One ticket lacking
the check mark turned up and with this clew
the special agent son run the trail down.
.The conspirators offered the agent $25,000 if
! he would simply kep his mouth shut and
let things run along as they had been run
ning for so long. He figured out that while
he felt sure he had his own case dead to
rights, a successful prosecution might fail if
the evidence of fraud were not strengthened
by more conclusive proof. He asked them
.for time to consider the offer aud laid tbo
scheme before the railroad company officers.
With their approval heapparently penrttted
himself to be made a party to the fraudulent
practices, but beaa to colle t evidence of
the guilt of the conspirators. Saturday the
case was ripe au'l Barnett A Wenar, tf 'ket
brokers, were arrested and the printers of
the tickets and all concerned will be made
parties to a fraud ot surpassing interest and
Ool ssal proporti-uiA which can only be ad
judicated by the United States court. liar
net t A Wenar were brought befuro United
States Commissioner Wright and placed un
der 12.000 bonds for their appearance b foro
the United States court on the charge of us
ing the mails for fraudulent purposes.
Private telegrams from N?w Yotk stale
that Clarence Barnett, another member of
tho firm, was arr'st"d there and 4,003 of the
fraudulent tickets wro found in his posses
sion. This case ba3 cau3od a great sensation.
THE VOLUME OF BUSINESS
Surprises Even the Optimists. The
Hlg Corn Crop.
Bradst reefs report for the past week says.
The concluding week of August surprise
even the more optimistic, with a striking in
crease in the volume of business with jobber
in staple linea at eiich centers as New York,
Baltimore, Boston. Chicago, St. Louis, Kan
sas City, St. Paul. Minneapolis and to a more
moderate extt-nt, at distributing points id
Siuth Atlantic and Gulf States, among them
Charleston. Chattanooga, Atlanta, Savannah,
Jacksonville, Birmingham nnd Dallas In
dry goods, millinery, shoes, hats, clothing
nnd groceries, the autumn demand is making
iti-If felt, with tho prospect for a further
improvement in immediate succeeding
The total volume of general trade for the
summer has been lagcr tha i in 1S0-J, and in
many instances hiirin 1S'J3. with the out
look to-day for even a Itetter demand than
many had ant i-i paled. The upward and on
ward impulse of this week is noticeable. All
winter lines of goods have felt an improved
request, nnd manufacturers and jobbers in
dry goods, hardware aud groceries announce
the receipt of many orders for September
delivery. Even in Texas, where at the south
the State has suffered from drought, and at
the north from continuous rains.and where the
cotton crop is to be short in consequence,
country merchants report a better feeling in
all lines and a fair demand from wholesalers.
Cotton is rising as if there were no sur
plus of 3.000.000 bales American carried over
to the new crop which begins next week.
Whether exaggerated or not, reports of inju
ry have impressed traders, and purchase in
three days have amounted to 955,800 i nles.
The price has advanced to 8.1'i cents, and as
there is no large supply of actual cotton
available at this tim', the maiket price can
be easily moved. Bnt if the yield is as short
as buyers believe, it is not a good sign for
business at the South, since the abundance of
old cotton in foreign markets must hinder
exports at higher prices duriug the very
months in which planters are forced to sell
most of their product.
Already dispatches indicate that the retail
trade at many Southern pointsisslack. The
volume of domestic trade is but slightly bet
ter than in the previous week, exceeding
last year's by per cent, against 16.3 for
earlier weeks of the month, aud falling 8.1
per cent, below ls'.ti. against 'J.l in earlier
weeks. Railroad earnings in August have
been hardiv 3 per cent, larger than last year,
but IB 3 per cent, smaller than in 1892, the
loss of Grangers and Southwestern roads
being large.' Tonnage east-bound from
Chicago was lst;,7:; in lour weeks of August,
19I.7SS last year, and 207.W5 in 1S92.
Failures "in the three weeks of August
show l:aiiiitie .if .".,.? 9, 3i. manufacturing
$3,517,177, an I tra-iing i 2.H02.JS'. In the
same weeks Ia.-t year li.abilit ie were 8.211.
470. manufacturing t2,N5.33S and trading
83.SS4.411. I':. Hares for the week have l-cen
1st; in the United Stat'- against 19C last year,
and 42 in Canada against 40 last year.
A Mother Loses 4 Children. Rattler
Kills 3 and Haby Drowns.
At Sullivan, Mo., three children of a widow
named Jenkins, while at play, went to a
rather out of the way place near the barn to
gather eggs. One child thrust its hand into
what he supposed was a nest and hastily
withdrawing it. exclaimed that the hen had
pecked its hand. The either children put
their hands in with the same result, and
then set up a loud cry. The mother on
hearing the children U-came excited and ran
to the three children, who it seems ha I b'en
bitten bv a rattN-snake. During theex-ite-ntent
the hit!" l- iby which the mother ha I
left at tire w ;i Ml into th- water and drown
ed. Tne three ..tier children also die 1.
Stoves to Come Higher.
Saturday right the Chattauooga, (Tenn.,)
stove works shut down its plant, telling its
employees that there would be no further
work for them until the price of stoves went
up This com pan v emplovs 100 men. and
this action will be followed by stove manu
facturers all over the South. The reason as
sisted is that the rapid and sudden jumps In
the prices of iron had not enabled them to
accommodate the stove market to the in
creased cost ot material. Circulars an
nouncing a concerted rise in stove will be
sent out this week to the trade by all South
Killed liv Hi Ono Rrlck.
Li Cairo. Ill-, whde Jacob Hl-ia. an ejt-r.-Sive
trick maafA-turer. was walking
through the yr l "u Mon-la?. a Ilia con
taining a ha.lf million of bri:if-!l buryiac
him beneath thoavi-ls of I r:-k h-M.-1 el
most to a ruvlt -u st-,t. TUo C.. w r--burned
from his bo ly an 1 th- iWn from Ids
bones, Ha was 65 years of age.
The Cotton Supply.
The total visible supply of cotton for the
world is 2,39 4,73S k., of whl ;h 2,100.53
bales are Am-ri ia. aiiust 2.0Jj,5,s4 bah-s
an 1 1,59.41 bah s rer-Tctivcly iast year. Re
eeipts of ct.ttoa l'1"1 wk at ay Interior
t jwi S.S.'0 1 ab-s. RecHpts from the planta
tions t,2- bales.
THE SOUTH BOOMING.
A Noticeable Sign is the Expansion ot
The Steamship Service.
The Manufacturers R?cord, in ita weekly
review of Southern business interests, says
that one of the noticeable signs ot the times
id the rapid- expansion of steamship service
between Southern ports and Europe. Dur
ing the last few diys a number ot important
announcements have been male for new
steamship lines; one from Norfolk to Ham
burg, one from Fensa'ola to Liverpool, one
from New Orleans to Colon, and the organi
zation of a company to run regular steam
ship lines from Qalveston to several Euro
Among other notable events for the week
were the sale of 25,000 tons of Alabama iron
to Carnegie for steel makiag purposes. One
steel plant is now under construction in
Alabama; part of the material has been or
dered for another and the capital is now
being raised for building a third; Indicating
that Alabama is soon to take an active posi
tion in steel making.
New cotton enterprises for the week In
clude a 1250,000 company to build a. mill at
Anderson, S. C. ; a Unen mill at Louisville,
Ky.; a cotton mill at Toeoa, Ga.; one at
Midville, Ga.; one at Bessemer City, N. C:
two cotton compresses In Arkansas"; a cotton
oil mill in Louisiana; a cotton compress In
Mississippi; compress companies and a cot
ton gin company in Texas.
Other enterprises for the week include a
$100,000 fertilizer company in F.orida;two
coal mining companies and a water works in
Kentucky; water works in Tennessee; a hay
press company in Texa; a tobacco company
and iron works in Virginia; coal mines and
oil companies in West Virginia. In addition
to these there were a number of improve
ments reported to enterprises now in opera
tion, while several furnaces In the South are
getting ready to blow in.
Death of Octavlus Coke
Octavius Coke, Secretary of State,
died at bis Lome at Raleigh on Friday
after five weeks illness of typhoid
fever, during nearly all of which time
he was delirious. lie was born at
Williamsburg, Va., in 1841, his father
being a wealthy planter there. At the
beginning of the wnr Le entered tho
Confederate service and served gal
lantly throughout tho war, attaining
the rank of captain. He was severely
wounded at Sharpsburg. He became
a lawyer soon after the w ar and located
at Edenton, N. C, where he married
Mise Elizabeth Wood. In 1876 ho
was elected State Senator. In 1879
be married Miss Kate Fisher,
and made Raleigh his home, be
coming a planter as v?U. In ISSOho
was elected Democratic State Chair
man and thereafter was always a lead
ing figure in State politics. In 1891,
on the death of Wm. L. Saunders,
Governor Fowlo appointed him Secre
tary of State to till the vacancy and
the following year he wasnuaniinotibly
nominated by his party and elected.
His funeral took place from Christ
Episcopal Church, of vhich he was a
member, on Sunday afternoon.
Ihe council of state adopted the
following resolution: "That, in the
death of Octavius Coke, we, his asso
ciates in the executive department of
the State of North Carolina, have lost
an able counsellor aud a warm friend
and the State, a faithful and distin
guished officer and we tender to his
family our sincere sympathy in their
Will Deliver the Opening Address.
Judge Emory Sp er, ot the United States
Court for the S juthern District of Gaorgia,
has a-vepted tho invitaion to deliver the
opening address at the Cotton States and In
ternational Exposition. Ia his I 'Iter to
President Collier Judge Sp ; r says: "I Vg
you to convey to the boa d my high sense of
the honor they have conferred. I accept
with pleasure their invitation, so kindly and
cordially supported by your own expressions.
Indced, I am unaff.-cte lly happy to bo con
nected with an occasion auspicious for Geor
gia and the South, and instinct with the
vitality and patriotism of your great, broad
The Buckeye Marble Mills at McMillan's
Station, Tenn., was burned. Loss. 10,000;
fully covered by insurance.
Libertyville, a small town thirty-five miles
from Chicago, narrowly escafwl total de
struction by fire Saturday morning. Fifteen
buildings burned. Loss. $75,000.
At Hogansville. Ga., Mr. W. N. Sims sold
the first bale of new cotton on Saturday
evening at 10' cents.
The first bale of this season's cotton re
ceived this year at Opelika, Ala., was brought
in by Mr. T. A. Whatley. of B?at 7. It was
classed as middling, and brought 7 cents.
In Ihe delta region of Mississippi boll and
army worms and caterpillars are playing
havoc, with the cotton. The farmers are
flgbtiug them with Parisgreen and poisons.
At Central City, Col., the accidental flood
ing of the Ameri 'us and Sleepy Hollow
mines caused the death of sixteen miners by
Statement from Mr. SpofTord.
In viex of th? constructions that hive
l-ecn plRced upon Mr. Spoffcrd's statement
that he recently paid to the treasury a sum
of f 22.400 on his accounts, the librarian of
Corigpjjf-deires that th following explana
tion may be mad public; H state- that the
payment was what he had found to be the
approximate balance bet ween two accounts
the tre.asury owing him for several month
ly disbursements of library salaries, and he
owing the treasury copyright fees, the ad
justment of which had been delayed by his
engrossment in pressing labors, preventing
close scrutiny an 1 prompt balancing of ac
count. During the entire time of this de
lay, running from October 193. he had con
tinued to jtay in tne treasury every two or
three months, eopvright fees to the amount
of over 955,000 in lo?4 and 105, exclusive of
the 1 22.400 referred to. This was the plain
state of the case, delayed adjustment of ac
counts and not a shortage, as has been
widely represented. He distinctly disclaimed
that the recent deposit was to make good
any wrongful withholding of moneys due to
How to Get Small HUM.
At Washington.actlng UnilM State Treas
urer Heline sent this noU'W to the a-L-tant
United States treasurer at New York :
"Tor deposits of gold coin or United States
notes, in nuns or 1500 or multiple th-reor,
made with the assistant treasurer of the
United States in New York, hk sums of
iper currency (leas charges tor transcora
on at bankers express rates) of the denom
inations ot t5, to 10 and $20, or of the de
nominations of tl and 2, as available at tha
time of application, will be ser.t by express
to the order of the depository from the treas
ury at Washington. For deposits made
early in tha day the remltanea will go for
ward the same day.
Captain Thomw L. H-nry, the once noted
rueml'.a of Kentucky, will soon become a
COLORED STATE CONVENTION.
One Called to Sleet September nth.
The Call Presents Hilt of Charges.
A call for a negro Stats convention
has been issued, the date Wing Sep
tember 11th, It says that the negroes
have certain things they desire to say
to the people of the State generally
along the lines of industrial, educa
tional and political welfare, and be
lieve the present to be the most oppor
tune time to give expression to their
desires, it being between elections and
a time free from political excitement.
It is asserted that it will be the most
important gathering of negroes that
has taken place 6ince th?ir freedom.
They desire to say to the politicians
of the State hat they should do for
the negroes, who compose three-fourths
of the voting population of the Repub
lican party. The call says:
"We desire to nse that vote intelli
gently, so that the results of our voting
may redound in benefit to the whole
race, rather than to a few men who at
tempt to lead our race to get places f-r
themselves. We want a larger appro
priation for colored schools.
We want a colored man appointed or
nominated to some office of dignity or
honor in the State. We want an equal
distribution of the smaller offices
among colored and white alike. We
realize that if we leave this matter to
the average politician we can never
get tho recognition demanded. Now
is the time to speak in no uncertain
way, so that those who expect our votes
will give us consideration. We have
been voting thirty years, and although
the men we vote for get elected, wo
are not benefited. The only way of
remedying this evil, is in union and
the expression of the best eeutiment of
our people in the State."
THE STATE'S FIRST NEW RALE.
It Was Sold at Morvcn, Anson County,
and Drought 8 Cents.
A new bale of ooiton, the first in the
State, was sold atlorven on Thurs
day. It weighed 558 pounds and
brought 8 cents. It was raised by
Steve WeBt on J. Ij. Pratt s place. J.
M. Hardison wai the buyer.
September Cotton Short.
The September cotton report will
not be so good as that of August, bo it
was officially learned at the Agricul
tural Department. The persistant low
ering of the average of condition forces
the conviction that the crop will be
short for the amount of land in cnlti
vation and also short in the number of
acres needed. It is said that cool
nights have done a great deal to cause
the falling off.
The Lexington Cotton Mill is work
ing over time to keep up with orders.
All the machinery for the largo new
Sterling Cotton Mill at Franklinton
has been ordered. A new cotton mill
j is to be built at Newton, Maj. Finger
being one of the principal frtockhold-
ers. New mills are to be built within a
few months at Salisbury and Hillsboro.
Three new mills are now in process of
construction at Burlington.
Mr. Ed Chambers Smith states that
he has received some thirty letters
from prominent men regarding the
call for a silver convention, sent out
bv him four days ago. The letters
state that at least 80 per cent, of the
people in their sections favor free
coinage of silver.
Rich payingdirt has been discovered
in the Reed mine, Cabarras county.
panning out $135 a ton. This is the
famous mine out of which tho largest
nucruet of cold ever found was taken
just after the war.
The Governor offers a reward of $100
for the arrest of Arthrr Tnttle, who
brutally murdered Henry Carr, col
ored, while the latter, a manacled
prisoner, was in his custody in Mont
The police census of Charlotte has
just been finished and the city is shown
to have 19.853 people. The number
of whites is 10.857; of Marks 8,726,
making the majority of the white pop
ulation 2,131 . .
By the premature explosion of a
dynamite bomb on the Yorkvilie road,
near Concord, one of the laborers had
his eye blown out and a six foot drill
driven entirely through his arm.
The lease of the North Carolina
Railroad to the Southern was recorded
at Raleigh on Thursday in the office
of the register of deeds.
The Lumberton Robesonian received
an open cotton loll as early as Wed
nesday of last week.
At the Egypt coal mine, in Chat
ham county, three hundred tons a day
are being taken out.
DECLARE FOR FREE SILVER.
Protection and Reciprocity. Utah Re
The republican convention for the nomina
tion of state senators end the representa
tives of Salt Lake county and the election of
debnrat- for the state and jodleUl conven
tions were h-l I at Stlt Lake. Klutioos
in favor of ff" and unlimited coinage of
silver, protection and reciprocity and wo
man's buCrage were adopted.
A Woman's Sufi rage Deellon In Ftnh.
At&altLake, Utah, the Territorial Su
preme Court rendered Its decision on the
woman's suffrage question, bedding that
only male citizens are entitled ti rote oa the
aloption or rejection of the Sttti eonit-j-tionaud
for the firrt State offlrwi. The
basis for this d-ewiou. a tatd by ta ro-Kt.
was that the El-nun 1-Tii-Kr a-t. whih
dt-,fraa:hiI womea iu the T-mtvry of
Utah, H still in f rc ari l a;plici'de ua'ilit
in r-;-wlt-d or the Territory actually b-vro3
ablate. Aiuociate Ju&tice Klo. diiee-iii-.-d.
AUGUST CROP CONDITIONS.
The Geaeral Conditions Remain About
as Indicated In July.
The North Carolina Department of
Agriculture, has just published in the
Angust Bulletin the followingeummary
of the condition of the croi in this
State compiled from data sent in by
the thousand cor rpon dents daring
It will be noted that some improve
ments are reiottcd, but the general
condition remains nlont at in July.
The climatic conditions since the Jnlr
report have been in the main entirely
favorable, over the State, and this
fact has relieved to sonio extent appre
beiisions on the part of some farmers.
indulged a month ago. Bat, as to .
conditions per haj-s
luce shows the leat progress; in
deed it is reported 1-2 of a point bo
low its July record, which was 81 1-2,
but there is time yet for this crop to
Corn. This crop has improved
since last report about four- foints,
standiug now At 93. In this report it
is but fair to admit that it is a normal
condition. Some nutlriti s think tho
prosicct above normal. Iu addition
to the question as to condition of th
crops, it was asked what acrebgo had
been seeded, compared with average
years, and tin gratifying returns indi
cated by 103 i 10, f lions that a larger
planting has characterized this year.
which meatiH that our people are go
ing back to the old and safe method
of long ago taising homo supplies.
Cotton. fhis crop, reported lat
month at 75; the Washington report
made.it 74; and now for August tho
returns make it 74 1-2 as tho average
condition. The icrsifdently low aver-
ago or condition, forces the conviction
that the crop will be short for tho
amount of land in cultivation, and also
short in tho number of acres seeded,
as indicated in the first rcu t of this
Tobacco. Hero again wo have the
same condition reported for August
obtained in July SO. This coudition
is hard to explain, phmuup tectums re
port the crop fully nornnd.
Iield Teas. Ibis crop is repre
sented in figure at S'J. 1 ho condition
seems remarkably low, and no com
plaint of any kind is repotted to ac
count for it.
Sweet Potato. The picsent con
dition of this valuable crop is stated at
811-2. Low as thisnppurs, we an
ticipate no waut in this direction.
1'eanvts are repoited at 85, which
gives promise of fair crop.
SoKOin-M is reported a little better,
87 3-4, which is not far from tho exact
Cahbame. This valuable crop is re
ported, present condition, at DO, which
is about normal.
Irish I'otaloes. The condition of
the late planted crop is reported at 84
1-3. This crop should receive more
attention from our farmers.
Fbcits Apples 7D; peaches 77;
For the Lives Lot lu the Collapsed
The coroner'sjury which has been investi
gating the collapse of the Ireland building,
corner of West Broadway and West Third
streets, New York, three weeks ago. were on
Friday charged by the coroner and retired
at 11:45 o'clock a. m. to consider their ver
dict. The coroner concluded bis charge as '
'The question for you to decide U, what
was the primary cause and could It have
been avoided and the liv of theie men
saved' If it could have been, then It U your
duty to designate by name every person who
you may deem culpable of either negligence,
carelessness. Incompetency or indifference.
The Jury held the following men respon
sible for the death of those who were killed
In the collapsed building:
John Parker, Thomas Walker, CharW B,
Behrec a, Thomas Murray, Edward J. You-
Joseph Oulder and John K. Scllerk were
exonerated by the Jury.
The collapse, tbeiury sayt. wa caused f
'InsufLclent foundation, end that the middle
olrinn was weakened .y i-'ini: aiove lu
old dJtern. The iron work ol the oi l bulH
lng was defective.
A NEW STAR ON THE FLAG, j
The Forty-Fifth, Representing Utah,
Ordered to be Added.
Another star, the forty-fifth, is to be added
to the flag. The new star will represent
Utah and the order for its addition to the
national colors was Issued by Br-tary La
mont on Tuesday. The tr will be placed
to the right of the fourth row from the top.
The order for the addition of the star Is
aecomianied by one change in the size of
colors. Heretofore the standard has be a
six feet by five. The new order mkr the
regulation abyt five ft six inches by four
b five Inch The order provl-W for the
new colors to be bwued to all Infantry, artil
lery and the tttalionji of engineers and aUo
for new standards for ail cavalry. I'Ub will
not attain statehood until the 4th day of next
July, bat ail Sags hereafter contracted for
and Usoed wiil contain the star hraidiag
the admbtrtioD of that Territory into the
Union of the United States..
cotton ;oix; Dowr.
Deports of the Break In the Trs
Drought Marted the IWIine.
The New York cotton mark-t ha l on Fri
day a abarp fl actuation la a wil I, f-v-rtv.
way. The drought waa broken ia Texas ao I
In some sections there henry rain are
ported. This waa at the bottom f the p en
sure to sell. It affected, flrt. the New O
leana market to a sharp decline. Then N'
York found a large number ot selling order
and began to move downward. The fluctua
tions were about 30 dolnU. An enormot
bosiaeas waa done with selling and bayier
orders coming in extensively. The sab
reached over 515.000 bales. Price wri
much unsettled, with about 10 to 12 point,
Prices and Wage Advanced.
Advicej revived from B ruiiaghim J. te
thU the To oesae Coat, Iron ani U iilra?.!
Company advanced the price of I
Iron fifty cent per toa for aU gra 1-u au.
wages are accordingly alvanee l 21-2 eeni
prtonto eoal miner. Ciii wining in tb
Bir.uiugham district is now at the cigh.f
prioo paid for three year.