"A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY NEWSPAPER.
MARION, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,1895.
!N V ' KMKRPRISE3.
j0,ith Has Raised a ICemarkably
n Crop and Supply of
, t'lrr 5 r.fleord la Its weakly
:,Tj'LrQ business conditions,
fiiing off in the cottoa croD
...lw;!h lait year, will ht more
u--r . .
t,r count:la;acea uym great increase
i m'.'.k tii crop u cringing, com-
L-,i lt year's.
:i to this, the Bouth bu raised a
i-irg corn crop, and an abun-
. f provisions and dlTersifled
thus putting th6 farmers ol
t -ttr condition than for mm 7
.1 intre?ts continue actlre and
t"k a number of enterprises
: ,!' . The Union Mills finm-
r inning 13,000 spindles, at Union,
j.iuM a new mill to be equiDDed
' .r, '4. -Hi.'! jti'ii"? and l,20 looms at an
-t "f ovor 1500,000.
v (i ;k company is figurine on the
( . '")), 000 mill In the Mouth. A
! "rga'ii.d at Ooldsboro,
v ',' , V .'' ''i -f;.jtl to purchase and
, . i'l mill. A 575.000 company
j . ; ...', rvn:i-' d Ht Wiiinsboro, 8. C.
' k y ,r. c,i..i ...ion compress company has
.... , -I in Louisiana, and a cylin-
u , tt'"i ''omprhing company In
,. m :;i'-rj.ii-!03 reported for tfa
1 .-.'". ""0 s-Jii rt nud pants factory
,z :. ; 1. Mi., uiii'diiufl shops and press--..in
Hamo Rtate; a $250,000
I ' ... ; .,v, ! 10,000 tannery, a f25,000 ,
,. , , :: . , . .M.r.;u.y, n $10,000 electric-light
,: , 1 j' ,'' " 1 pl'ii.'i'u-rtiltivatlnfi compa
, . ',.') f-rti!i.r company in Flor
, :.?!'.' K' pap-r f.'t-tory and naval stores
, , , . i .r(-i-i; a fiO.OOO bicycle com
: 1. .- .inii'i, and a $22,000 waterworks
J k- ic-irie-light plant and water
is. ippl; 'i f:i0,000 cooperage
, rv. 1:1 . :. '. I'm.-", and a lumber plant
1 1 :!.; two coal and coke com
- ,w;i i-VM.OOO and $G00,000 capital
. i r - t i v 1 v in Texas, and a (10,000
- ,i npauy and a $10,000 cottoa
: r -- 'iiirHuy.
MAIltMA SILVKIt DEMOCRATS.
Our ."on r llieni father In Kir-miii-li
tm. 1; (o 1 Kesolutlons
" ' i 1 'inir.'-iit pilvt-r Democrats at
' ! Silvr D"inocr.itic confer-
.' r. 1 .n';.;ii rii, Ala., on Wednesday
1 '. ' 1 v.'. Smf..rd was mado Tresideut.
' ' 1 '' , -n i'"r I'nli in a ppoordi cn
Ir l.i;. , nf-r-n-M'. Ho predicted that
I ' '- ''.' 1 ' '-'' nvM.-a.' will dedar-
1 ' '' "i ! 'ti. 11 to maintain tho fold
: '' 1 "' ''"Mmt prr.lirts that tho i,xt
I '' 1 '' ' N ..,nv. i,ti,Ji, will duny
' " 1,1 ' 11 '" S-ii.-.tor Mr-an,
' ' " ' '' l;',Kl,. f,. H..I,l,j:H and Stnl
',' 1 ; ' "! I'' "'"i'i";it turn sl0kc, nil rn-
1 ' ' ..11 ri--.i. Kirns rpoi-to,l Ja
, ', ' " " .'.dd and silver
' ' ' ': distrj. t an. I tlvo
, ''" : w.i.s p.i:,t..,l
;' 11 ' ": ! ;' ih'i" v, il! j -1 1 ..n f,,,t
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' ' ! I ' " ' ' Ml Hi;- St.itr .Hid
'"' '' "' ': "'r '"'ni'-l ..f tlu
. , " 'ii n;-. i -i i .:-i;tn,- manv
'' ' " I' ' Al.i'.airm.
i Ol'l ON MOVKMKNT
Mi M.iil:t Into Slsht 10.1,934
-aiii-t I c.-,, '2-l'Jt liast Vear.
:i--i: ....11011 ox'hanK Ptatomnt:
: ; iii.vriin-nt fmni Si'pt.'nibcr 1st
1 r '''ill iii'dusivo: I'ort receipts
a no n.t I0H.K21 last year, C2.202
'i-i. an.! '.iT.ijij fur the same time
'! ind mills and Canada 1,774
1 ' V'i-i v...-ir. 5.071 year l.'f.r
'' 1 ' ' )..r lh' same lim in 1S02; in-
11 ''v.s of S -.t..:nt,..r 1st. M,7t&
'. 1 1 I 1 I v;ir, 7..'i7'.t in year l.rfrre
:' i'. I.'i' tin- samH lime in 1 !;;
. 1 1 .1 s ihi;s :t 1 .7 JO against 31.252
' -' . 1 1 .-ar l...f,,,. last, and 2i:.'.4
1 1 ii- in is:j; ,r..p l.roni;lit into
1 ' . 1 : .lavs ,,f Si.ptniif.fr, 10.V.NU
I"' I 'l l-1 v.ar. 10 1 ill,; vi.;ir l..l..r..
l'r tin- sani" time in ISiri,
it., si-ht f..r thf week 72,31
'. ii7.iil7 year l.-fore last, Hiul
ime time in 1h;ij.
SFAB'AIID AIR LIE B. R.
""v r lo fliailottc, Uftlc:;h, Wil
l: ; Uihnond, Norfolk, Washing
'3. I'Mltimoit. and the East. Also to
' 1 New Oilcans and all points in
T'Vi i l l the Southwest. Memphis,
Kv,, (;,,. i, nvcr and all point3 in
!e;r it UVt.
F ". Mii., Folder?, Tim; Tables and
A,M it.tr write to
H. A. NEWLAND,
Gen. Trav. Pass. Agent,
ChVlottc, N. C.
If Mki n C, C. &. C. 6 45 a m
" h til. tte S. A. L. 11 50 a m
A-r velluhih ' 6 00 pm
WiMuington 44 6 25 p in
Ailwti 44 ;3 00 pBt
p A. Nkwi.and, T. J. Akdubok,
T. 1'. c, A. G.P.Agt
L. C. BIRD
Antt and Counsellor at Law.
Ma-ion, - N. O.
Putins in all courts, Stato and Fed-tri'-
Spceial attention given to inTet.
t'evi"-' !ad titles and collecting claims.
&0:ri e on Main street.
. J. BURCIN,
1- proft'psional eervice to bie
ids and former nitrons of
ri"n and virinitv. All work
UHutted to be lirt-t class,
1 as reasonable as such work
' be afforded.
bl'Qsite the riemming Honse.
, r-'-t'cl and Scientific Barber. Ofer
' 'i n .irUrr gtore. Call and see
.fc,'"s' 1 rotaise i.itisfaction in all i-
PALMETTO LAW FRAMERS AT
On the Ifew Constitution. Summar
By a vote of 109 to 3 the convention re
fimod to inereasy the pay of its members
from $2 to 4 pr dio.-rt, iii-tnbr.i taking the
Kro'ind that th'-y had committd thpm.selvea
to th lowr rate .y l'oomin eandidates un-.
dT tne a-t of the l.i-Poure Hxing sneu per
Numerous f"woid'a-j :, wcro Introducel
--one providing n foiflrao plan eontaining
th same fatiirer, as th Mississippi f.lan
with alternative property and other
qnalifleatious, another providiu a 12,000
property pialif)e K i-m in eitj.- and towns,
another irovidm for divor' .-H for adultery
upon eonvi"ti' n l y a j irv, another for thfl
re.liition of th tv'; if eoiintief4 to &00
f.pi ire miles, maUiij; the terms of county
oni'-ial-i f.eir years, e.-ta'.lishiiur county
eoutts and e.-etin eoimty ju
An effort was made to eommitthe eonven
tion affainst eonsid- rin a.pli. ations for the
formation of m"v ,.,, ,,t, s i,t it failed. Tho
eoiirities of the f-TaTe are abnormally lArft
and the oM eoi- -titation r-M-lerin their pnt
divisiot; attnost impi -ti' M1.!.-, on neeount of
il.s provision: as to area, there is a strong
l.l..y seeking th" ereaiion of many new
The thin) day's .session of th constitution
al eonvention oeeupi.-d only an hour aud a
half and th.-re was no'liiii of f-p.-ejal interest
i'he.ro Imus. M...4 n( tin work was
inen ly of a routine rhara ter. At the end
new otdiiianees were i nt md need. Provision
a. ina le, after a wrangle, for the etahlisl
ment of lather a inmpi" eniossin depart
ment. T. K. .Miller, the colored Congress
man rif a f. w vear-atro. ples-lited a Contest
on behalf of the m-ni delegation from Wil
ha'i sl.ii 1 con nt y. whi'di was referred to the
committee on sullrae. Col. K jlx rt Aid-ii-h
int rod need a complete constitution
whi.-h was n f.-i r' d. It jr, intended to pre vent
lier.f-s trom ev n tioldini; an nffl,.,. in
He Stale. A'i anti divorce ordinance was
nls-. jtlt rodu'-ed. An impoitant oidin.ince
vas a' .o pi. .ruled looking to t he prevention
of railroad corpora! ion.s from sc u rinx eon
iiol of para'P'l and eompetitive lines. IV-n
lilhnaii introdii'-.-d an ordinance providing
for tlie.sta'.li-hiiieiit of a new ccunty to he
.io'.vii as '"Mart Ci iry"' county, in honor of
he memory of General Mart Gary. After
If adjournment the whole body was photo
graphed in front of the capito!.
At the third day's session of th
Convention home 10 new iTopowition1
It is now it etl v Ihoronphly under
Mood thit bi-cmiinl HeKsioris of tli
Tjeisbiture will be provided for in
ftci'd of nnmial scions; that the terno
of the State ofiicet.s will bo made fom
years instead of two years, ns hereto
fore; lhat Kutallcr coiintiea will be pro
vided for ; that county courts will b
established, and that judges will b
elected by the people direct instead o
by the Legislature.
Vt'hen rule 11, in regard to the rati
fication, was reached, 1 he colored mem
ber, "Cnnary" Miller, made an eft'oit
to have it referred back to the people
presenting tho following ameiidmc: '
to bo added to the ml1:
"And the sad constitution, after it
phnll have received the majority vote of
the delegates present, shall lie sub.
mitted to the electors of the Htnto o
South Carolina for ratification. Tlu
vote of rat ificatioii of the people fdial
bo taken on tliesooond Tuesday in. Ton
nary, 1S'.)m. The vote shall lo tnki)
at tho several precincts in each count
of the State.
,4l'he form of the ballots to be voted
shall be as follows: 'I favor the m v.
constitution,' or 'I do not favor tin
Mr. Klird inised the poii.t that thit
was not the pro or place to present
such n provision, 'I he jrocr way to
presold it was m Iho lto of an ordi
nance later on.
Miller said that this appeared to
bim to be the only proper place to
bring this matter up. A handful of
people h id no tilit to act for the
whole people and declare that the dor
umt nt after they ha I completed draw
ing it up, was Hie constitution of th
'J he pnsident said: "Tha chair
will not entertain this in the shape oi
an amendatory resolution to the rule,
but n a legnlar resolution and refer
it to the proper committee." The re
solution took the latter course. Mil
Ier's effort will be a fruitless one.
J. Wm. Stokes introduced an ordi
nance to abolish the State Supreme
Court, and establish an appellate court
consisting of th circuit judges.
Senator Tillman introduced an ordi
nance providing for small counties,
400 square miles each. The present
area is about .C0 square miles each.
Mr. l'atton introduced a snfTerHge
providing for an educational qualifica
tion; a propel ty qualification of $o00,
and for the disqualification of no Con
federate soldier or son of such. Sev
eral ordinances providing for a four
years' term of all State officers were
introduced. Mr. Hodges nsks for a
three mill constitutional ta for edu
cational purposes. giving the tax-payer
the right to say to what school it shall
be devoted. Mr. Farrow, of Charles
ton, presents a strong plan for the re
organization of the judiciary.
Ex-Congressman CJeorge Johnstone
presents a ptrong suffrage plan with al
ternative property and educationa
qualifications. Mr. McCown has intro
duced an ordinance, which is against
the wishes of Tillman and Irby and the
most ardent dispensary advocates, pro
viding that the State shall never issue
any licenses to individuals or corpora
tions to sell liquor, but can provide for
its sale under State control.
The committee on municipr 1 colo
rations reported recommencirg the
plural system of voting in cities, c. upled
with a female suffrage which allows the
women to vote through agents. The
legislative committee has decided to
allow Charleston county one Senator.
Tha committee is tied on the matter of
bi-ennial sessions of the General
Assembly and favors the four years
Unn of office scheme.
Tlie convention's proceeding on
Satnrday the fifth session, were of tha
greatest interest. The old family feel
ing eiifctiog for so many years between
the Butler and (i iry " families wai
brought up in the debate, and George
1. Tillman presented a eulogy on the
Btitb'r family that was of such interest
and fco impassioned that the large audi
ence seemed to hang on his words.
The convention has decided to estab
lish no new counties, save one, divid
ing Edgefield county into two coun
ties. There was a lively fight over
the matter. Another fight ensued
over the naming. Finally "Butler"
was settled on as the name of the new
Many new ordinances and resolu
tions were introduced, one important
one preserving Jho right of trial by
jury for every olfense.
The new county is to be named for
the famed Butler family of Edgefield
of which ex-Senator M. C. Butler is
the representative!. The old antagon
ism between Generals Butler and Gary
wis nt the toot of the light. Con
gressman George D. Tillman, in his
speech, lull his hearers almost spell
bound and old veterans shook his hand
when he conclude . He appeared as
tho champion of the Butler family,
notwithstanding th fact that liis
brother and Senator Butler had such
bitter fight for th? Senate lastsiimmer.
Ben Tillman was not in the hall at the
Among other things, he said: "But
home people from miserable prejudice
object to th; naming of this county
Butler.' God pity them!" Ho then
'of erred to G.-rural M. C. Butler, and
pointed with pri lo to his rooord on
the battle-field, in the United States
Sennt , and iu every walk of life. Yet
now thre is a prejudice "gainst him.
One thing the matter with these peo
ple who attack him was tint he could
not get ollk'e for ull thos wh hound
ed him for patronage like hungry dogs
after a rabbit. For two years Mr.
Tillman was in Washington ai a
hermaphhrodite member of Congrc6i,
waiting to get iu before ha becj.imj a
regular member. He knew Galbraith
Butler, and if the man ever did any
thing dishonorable or dishonest ha
never heard of it. "I hope (with de
liberation) that South Carolina 'ill al
ways have Senators there bearing
equal reputations for honesty and ora
tory. I am afraid, ho paused for a
moment or two, "I am afraid that
there will be some titno before there
will be his superior, even his equal
tin re." Mr. Tillman then st ited that
lie had been shojke I to so an edi
torif.1 in the Columbia Register that
morning a brutal and ignorant edito
rialon this matter of tli3 Butler
name. "1 am ashamed," said he,
"t hot men live in South Ctrolin who
can do this." Tn all this mass of vn
founded prejudice it seemed strnnge
for him to stand there and tell the
gentlemen of that convention of tho
listinguished name he wa advocating.
It was confounded prejudice, unjust
The convention aw arded the contract
for all its nrinting to Chas. A. Calvo,
State printer, despite the fact that
other bidders offered to do it for from
10 to f0 per cent less.
Miller introduced another ordinance
looking to the referring of the consti
tution back to the people for ratifica
tion. Mr. Patton introduced the following
to prevent men from being sent to the
penitentiary under the dispensary law
without a trial:
'The ri-'ht of trial by jury as it existed at
the foundation of this government shall re
main for ever in violate a ;d no person, shall
be punish.! under cover of pro ;eedings for
eont"inpt f injunction or other civil process
or in any other manner, for tho doiug of
any a-t which by the law of th rand consti
tutes a crinie.exeept upon convictions there
of by process of law before a jury of hi3
Mr. Gairis introduced an ordinance
providing for the appointment of a la
Congressman Stanyarne Wilson
presented the following important
Whereas. I5y the nature of their avocation,
the reHt body ol wage-earners are at a preat
disadvantage in the protection of their
rights of person and property, and the su
pervision aud friendly hand of the govern
ment is needful in order that th-a conditions
of labor may be known, evils disclosed and
the cause of their existence discovered and
the proper remedies tor their removal ap
.plie 1. a healthy system of labor secured and
the interest of the laboring olassss advanced;
"Resolved, That the General Assembly,
at its first session aftr the adoption of thij
Constitution, shall create and provide for th
'establishment and maintenance of State
.hnroni rf lahor statistics, which shall be u n-
'der the charge of th commissioner of labor
statistics, who shall l appointed by the
Governor, by and with the advice and con
sent of the Senate, and, and it shall also
prescribe his term of office, powers, duties
and compensation; and succeeding General
Assemblies shall provide for the .farther
maintenance thereof, with powers of amend
ing such original act and amendment thereof.
Mr. Mc White introduced a strong
ordinance looking to the preremtioB of
officials from accepting bribes for BJ
A CAISSON HLOWX I P.
Shocking Disaster tn Louisville. 4
At Louisville. Ky., four members of the
Louisville Legion were instantly killed
Thursday morniiuc 'V the explosion of am
munition in theraisson of a gun whih was
beinc driven to Phoenix Hill for service in
ccnnecti.Vwith the G. A. It. Tarad The
victims wenCorpl A. L. Robinson. Private
C. Woods, i rivate a. ju'urnic auu
Adams, the colored driver. The four un
fortunates were seated on the caisson. The
caisson contained 60 pounds of pow
der, enough to Are forty rounds. The
cause of the accident is inexplicable. Sheets
were taken from the neighboring houses and
spread ever the dead bodies.
"While 100.000 people wer watching the
fireworks along the river front at night a
portion of the rand stand on which were
seated at least 10,000 people, pave way, and
many were injured. No fatalities were re
ported. Jacob Urban, an inmate of the I.uliie.m
Dome at Mount Any. near lVila 1j Pi.,. !Ms
I a;scd hia 102 1 Urthday iu lvuvu.ib!c cjin
GLEANINGS FR03I MANY POINTS
Important Happenings, Doth Ilomt
nd Foreign, Briefly Told.
The Columbian Liberty Ball Has
The Columbian Literty Bell started from
Chicago, on Friday, on Its trip arooad th
World. It left on a special train and will
first go to Atlanta, where it will remala un
til the close cf the exposition. After that ft
will be taken through tha Southern States
f nd Mexico. From there it will go to Sarope
and thence around the world.
Newsy Southern Notes.
The Southern Railway has announced that
H will supplement its two daily limited trains
tween New York and Atlanta by the addi
lon of a third to be known as the "Eiposl ,
WonJFlyer." This will make the run betwee
Atlanta and New York In twenty-two hours.
This additional service will be inaugurated
about Octoter 1st.
At Atlanta Georpre Adams, aged eleven
f ears, was run over and instantly killed on
he Rhodes street trestle by a wild ear. His
little sister, Nora Kate, aged nine years,
bad her right leg nearly severed from her
oody at the same time and. but for her bro
ther's heroism, who lost his life in trying to
rescue his sister, would undoubtedly hare
At Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, Robert J.'
won the pacing race from Joe Pate hen and
John R. Gentry. He made the cireuit four
times without faltering and was In tha lead
three times. In the aoncluding heat Joe
ratchen was a no6e In front when Pa word
was given and he led to within fifty feet of
the wire, when he vent off his feet and
Robert J. passed in a length ahead. The
purse was f 5,000.
At Philadelphia the grand jury found trot
bills of indictment against Herman Mf. Mud
pet t, alias H. II. Holmes, charging him with
the murder of Benjamin F. Pietzel.
Disasters, Accidents, Fatalities.
At Houghton, Mich., a party of men went
down shaft No. 4 of the Osceola mine and
found twenty-three dead miners at the
fourteenth level and two at the third level.
Five are still missing.
A St-. Cloud, Minn., special says: Passen
ger trains Nos. 2 and 3 on the Great Northern
had a head-end collision at Melby Wednes
day morning. Both were running at a high
rat A speed and came together with ter
rific force. The dead are: J. K. Emerson,
James Thiebodo, W. II. Kershaw, E. T.
Johnson, Ira S. Haines, of St. Paul.
Thirteen persons were more or less seriously
A terrible thunder storm visited Tater
town, N. Y., Friday ni;ht.J The storm was of
such force as actually to sway the railroad
cars near Richlands. The wind and lightn
ing were accompanied by a deluge of rain.
Reveral farm houses were struck by lightn
ing and burned. The cyclone struck tha
village of Cape Vincent and the Rome (
Watertown and Ogdensburg depot collapsed.
George Godfrey and Thomas Arneel, of
Cape Vincent, received injuries from which
they died within an hour. Many others
Rpain has settled up the Mora claims
$1,500,000 in Spanish dollars.
The Province of Todolia, Russian Poland,
has been oiTlcially declared to be Infected
United States Consul Barclay has cabled
the State department from Tangier, Moroc
co, as follows: Cholera is prevailing here.
It is not yet pronounced of the Asiatic type.
The average mortality is six daily.
The membership of the Grand Army. June
30, lfiPl. was 371.550, and the gain during
the year was 43,040.
At Fall River, Mass., the manufacturers'
association voted unanimously not to ad
vance the wages f the mill operatives aud a
letter to that fTe.it will be sent to the weav
ers in a few days.
At Chicago, rrivates Williams and Coffee,
two deserters restrained at Fort Sheridan,
wen? defected in attempting to escape and
were ordered to halt by th guard. They
refused and the soldier fired, killing Coffee
ind wounding Williams, who succeeded in
A fire at M-'Leansb. ro. Ills., destroyed
property valued at $75,000.
The little hamlet of Palermo Centre, Os
wego county, N. Y.. was almost wiped out by
fire Sunday! Addison K. Scudder was killed
by the explosion of a keg of powder.
At Washington, Pr-.f. C. V. Riley, formerly
the entome..gist of the Agricultural Depart
ment, was thrown from bis bicycle Saturday
afternoon and received injuries which may
Satnrdav was funeral day at Calumet,
Mi''h. Ten of the victims of the Osceola
mine fire w ere buried. Iu ten years 600 men
have b.H-n killed by accident in the mines of
Upper Mi hifcau.
At fe,,ioephead Ray on Saturday On-I-Love.
won the two-"ar olds Eastern handi
cap of ly.l. of the value of 5,000. The au
tumn handi ap. three-year-old was won by
Song and lauce.
Trter Kearnan. editor of the Evening Tele
gram of N'.w Oriean.-, who was indicted of
criminal lib. I of Di.-tri.-t Attorney Butler in
the Telegram, has I n convicted. The case
has eejtcd considerable local interest, and
the verdict is a surprise.
A force of Portuguese encountered a large
bo-ty of natives under Chief Zi.-hacha. on
Sunday, at Maul. Severe fighting ensued,
in which three hundred natives wre killed.
The Portuguese loss was ix killed and twen
R. H. Searle, the biev dL-t who left Chicago
t 4 o'clock last Sunday morning, arrived in
Nw York City at 3:35 a, m. Saturday, three
hours and 25 minutes ahead of the tes;
previous record for the wheeling run be
tween these two cities.
A terrible Rvalanche took place la.-t Wed
nesday at Ledmy. iu the B-rnse OberUnd.
Tea buildings were .arri-.l away, aad eleven
of the inhabitants wer killed. Two l:un
dred hea t of cattle were des-treed. Th"
country for two rr.ilec round U cover!
with hu t suow.
In aciicularto cotton planters. Capt. B,
F. Kolb. ex-eoinnui. loner of agnciltu-e for
Alabama, sav tie ctton crop cannot jos?i
bly rK. h T.OoO 000 ba! s anil may falU-elow
6.:0u.noO. He a ivi-s that no cotton
marketI within tic next sixty or inueiy
lay- evej.t to !uet d' t and a tual d-mao i.
If c t'o!i i held until N..'vemr aud :bea
marketed flvwiy be predicts tnat it will
bring lo .-eut.
Pennsylvania Democratic Convention,
The Dumoerati.j convention met at Wil
liamsport, Fx, en Monday. The platform
adopted renews i's u'.Iegiance to, and de
clares its faith in. th principles of Democra
cy as formulated by Jefferson and i 11 nst rated
br Cleveland. It reflliml the flnaacial
plank of the lat Democratic national con-veaUon.
INTERfeSTIXG ITEMS FROM ALL !
OVER THE STATE.
A Trolley Car Victim.
"Richard Wilson, the (tvenjeax-old
son of T. J. WUson, Jr., a tobacoo
manufacturer of Winston, was ran OTer
and killed by a Btreet car Wednesday.
The little fellow was returning from
dinner to school, and in attempting to
cross the track when the car was close
to him, fell, and the car passed over
his body, nearly severing it. Both
arms were cut off. Life was extinct
in a few minutes. No blame is at
tached to the motorman on account
of the terrible accident.
A MAN IN A BOX.
A Moonshiner Shipped by Kapress to
A big dry goods box was shipped
from Shell Creek, near Elk Tars, a
few days ago containing, instead of
goods, a man. Its destinr.tiou was
some point in Kansas or Texas, no
one save the shipper seem to know just
what point. . On investigation, it is
learned the man was nono other than
one Mr. Cable.a desperate moonshiner,
who participated in the battle between
depnty United States marshals and
moonshiners in this State recently.
Cable scouted around Elk Park for
several days while tho officers were on
the hot trail. They got so cloBe to him
that his friends were uneasy and
decided to send him in that unique w ay
to a place of eafcty. The officers are
still on the hunt.
Senator Duller Endorses Non-Part Isan
The Populist leaders in the confer
ence at Raleigh, st which Senator
Butler presided, called on their people
to attend the non-partisan silver con
vention to be held at B.aleih Septem
ber 23th. Some of tho Republicans
make a similar call, and. Senator But
ler and B, F. Keith alio issued a call,
signing it as officers appointed at the
Memphis free-silter eonvention. The
resolution is as follows:
"A call having been made for a
non-partisan .State free-silver conven
tion, uniting all persons of all politi
cal parties, who favor free, independ
ent, and unlimited coinage of silver
aud gold into full legal-tender dollars,
at the ratio of 16 to 1, and inasmuch
as such convention will be on the line
of the Memphis silver convention, and
will tend to get all true frieuds of sil
ver together under one banner to
fight the foreign gold trust aud its
American Tory allies; therefore, we
favor the holding of such silver con
vention, and call upon hopebt-money
free-silver clubs of the Stte, and all
other persona who favoi tho objects
of said clubs, to attend."
NORTH STATE NEGROES.
Action of Their Committee Looking to
At the negro convention at lial
eigh on Wednesday C. H. King, of
Baleigh, presided and J. E. Shepherd
and J. D. Latta were secretaries.
Forty-nine delegates were present,
representing 15 counties. They were
all intelligent and conservative. It is
quite noticeable that the Populists
ridicule thie convention. The reoJu
$ioas which were adoptei were quite
long. They declared that the time
has come for the negro to assert him
self; to put aside prejudice and make
friends with his white fellow citizens;
that sectional and party Hues are
being removed; that there is commun
ity of interests; the most urgent need
is of good citizens; the cry is for purer
politics, better leaders; the lack cf
organization among the negroes iri to'
be deplored; the new sentiment that
every white man and every black man
has an equal chance for education;
the mistake of the negro for 30 years
paet has been reliance on outside in
fluences; but the right thing is to
work to the true sources, God, our
selves and our own Southland for sal
vation; progress since emancipation is
not what is detired, but this is due to
failure of the negro, to organize in his
best interest; the choice of good lead
eis is recommended; adherence to the
principles of the Republican party ia
also recommended; accessions from
any source are welcomed and people
arc calloc" on to unite; rings, cliques
and rarty bosusm are condemned;
throw strength of negro rote where it.
will do the greatest good; units for
purer politics; stop tne negro howl
and the calamityjjhowl ; let the negroes
become land owners; have an interest
in the soil; the late Iegklature iscon
jemned for its folly in abolishing"
county superintendents for schools; '
board" of 22 members, two from each
district, and four at large, is to bs cre
ated, to be known as the North Caro-J
lina advisory board, in tlie interest of
the negro race, political, industrial,
and tocial, its decision to be final ;i
its members to serve one and two
years e tch.
The Last Member of a Poisoned Fami
At LaPcrt. Ind., the family cf Charles F.
Krueger, father, mother and six children,
ranging in age from sii to twenty years,
werj poisoned about a year ago ty eating
dLsaae.l irk an 1 despite the bt mdlcal
skill one followed another to the grave, the
last surviving child. Helen, aged six years,
dying Vedndy rught. The physicians
pronounced th-ir'diseavi trichinosis. Their
bodies were literally alive with parasites.
Afrca kills C'i.OOO elephants aimually.
rfORTII CAROLINA'S ROADS.
Prof. J. A. Holmes Tells About Them
-A History of the Roads In ths
Agricultural Year Doolc.
The Special Correspondent of the
Charlotte Observer at Washington says:
The Agiicuitural Y.ar Book for 1S94 i
the new style, n ith different arrange- 1
ment of the old Agricultural Report
ia just out. The concluding paragraph
is an interesting paper entitled "Im
provements of Public Roads in North
Carolina," by Trof. J. A. Holmes,
State Geologist and secretary of the
North Carolina Improvement Associa
tion. There arc eight pages of letter
press and two illutrations. Prof.
Holmes opens with a general historical
sketch, showing that the State in the
early part of the century and for more
than a quarter of a century devoted
considerable share of attention to in
ternal improvements. In 1823 Hamil
ton Fulton, engineer of the Stats
Board of Iuternal Improvement, re
commended the adoption of a system
of roads under three heads: First,
State roads. Second, county roads.
Third, private or local roads. The
State was to contribute one half of tho
expenses of the first class of roads: the
counties through which the roads
should pass, the rest. The counties
were to keep them in repair. Conn
ties and individuals, res actively, wertJ
to keep in order the other two claswes.
This comprehensive plan was never
adopted by the State, tmt it co-operated
in constructing some pUnk and
other roads. But the public mind
turned to railroads, to the neglwt of
other roads. The modem impiove
ment in public roads begun with the
passage by the Legislature in 1879 of
the Mecklenburg road law, which,
however, wan repealed in 1HS1. fie
says that the dissatisfaction ith it was
due in part to the fact that the work
was not altogether satisfactory and was
not carried far enough to demonstrate
to the people what the benefits would
be. But it was probably due more
largely to the opposition in the State
to any form of taxation for road im
provement. A reactiou set in aud the
law was re-enacted in 1883 and the
popularity of the new system has
grown. In 1887 and 1889' new road
laws were adopted for Alamance, Ca
barrus, Forsyth and Iredell counties
and Baleigh township, Wake county.
In 1891 and lince a large number of
counties have stmited improved road
work. The road congress of 1893 was
followed by other meetings.
The general sketch is followed by a
particular sketch of country improve
ments. There is a very full account
of the work in Mecklenburg, the
pioneer county in the new system. In
the eleven years of the existence of the
law 32 miles of road have been graded
and drained, and 30 miles have been
macadamized. Ihese roads navo a
width of 40. feet for the first two miles
from the limits of the city of Char
lotte, and 30 feet width beyond that
point. They have a maximum grade
of 4 feet in 100. Much of the work for
permanent improvement is done by
couvict laber. The taxation to support
the couvict force for the year w as 5 18,-
000, besides which each township
levies a tax varying from 7 to 15 cents
on each $lfV worth of property. The
Mecklenburg road law requires all
able-bodied citizens along the public
roads cither to labor fonr days of each
year on the public roads or to pay the
sum of 50 cents per day m lieu thereof,
The illustrations are a section of the
macadamized road near Camdeu and a
section of tho lino sh-ll road between
Wilmington and Wrightsville.
The report concludes with practical
THE OOLD RESERVE DECLINING
If It Had Not Ileen for the Third Bond
Issue, the Treasury Would Now
The Treasury general balance on Friday
was Hl,(52.0iO, of which W,KH,000 U in
gold. The deficit so far this fiscal year
Js tl4.000.000, and, with the rTnu run
ning at the present figures, this deficit by
January 1st, next, will approilmate 125,.
OOO.OOO or fi0.0O0.00O.
The amouiA resli.e.i by th tbre bond
l isdti. mad within the past two years, ej-
ch. ,y ODiv .ooo.noo, th total Treasury
balance to-d-iy. o without thon? iwus there
would now I- an empty Treasury. With a
full Tren-uiy. of cour.-e it follows that gold
can alway , l-; ha I. but with a Tr-.ury de-
1 pletM I y xnditurs4 xc.ling the reve
nue Bu-l with the twe of commerce ex
change against us. gold ia difficult to r-Ulo
in the Treasury. Th advis r-cdtred the
Irea-urv P-prtor-nt frotu Nw lork stated
that 4. 200.000 In gold, had n to-day
withdrawn for export aud 1900.000 a gold
had t-ecn deposit!, making fh net I fi
th day :j.:$0O.0OU. Tbw rdu"- the g-H
l-ef v to f .A".5l4
Th features .,j t!i Jjy a iewd fron
V-binet'.i wr- If a ir-- tuk f Ijazrd
r-r-f a-a g .Id et porter Mi Jerit by the
Hanover '-ti .ntl lUnk d ?VXHi0 in gold;
Hi !rif- '1-rrtau-l for tnll it '4 St oitb-
w-sv-rr. poiiit-. in '-haiig- for it:al tenders
dej.,-ite l ti Sw York, anl th r-a liuM
wi'h whi'-h bank- atile-1 th-rr-HT. of
Secretary Orh-l-'s proposition to 4epoMt
g .! I in -w lork lor -urrenv l-In'rabl
A Great OccsiorTlurlogthe O. A. Tt
Meeting In a Southern City.
Fifty thousand sol liers cf the Union army
marehd through Louisville, Ky., cn Mon
day. Before thm at the advance cf the
col arc n wrre two Kentacklsns wlw eoiis'.ed
with the Confdra:e army ail fought to
the Uvt dii"h. One bore aloft the Stirs and
Elr-pes and the other a silken banner.
A!l was harmony and pleasure ConIet
ates and Union mn ail Laving a gala day In
a Bouthrn city. Many good sfche were
made by diUngushd tna. General Lew
Wallas marched with bis Indiana troops.
Richmond Tobacco Market.
Bun -cured Tobago -Lugs. 2 00 to 800,
abort leaf, 8.00 to S.W: long leaf, S 00 to 12 00;
wrappers, 12.00 to I7.O0
Bright Toba-coe - Smukers: Common, 4.00
to 6.00; medium. MO to 7.00; fin,.. (in to
10.00. Cutters: Coiemon, lO.WMo 12.00; me
dium, IS. 00 to IS 00; fin. 22.60 to 25.00;
Ii... W Ml In 1 M Fil!r- immn Ml
to 4 00; metli.nn, 4 .V) to 6. SO; gooJ, 6.00 to
,00;Bne, 10.00 to 12.00. Wrappers: Com-
B1X00 to 15.00; m.liini. 15.00 to 20.00;
25.00 to 30 .00; floe, 95.00 to 40 00;
. , 43.00 to M) 00. Wrappr. Mahoganyi
Common, 12.00 to 1S.00; medium, 20.00 tn
tlOO; good. 23.00 to SJ.tt; fine. W OO to 40.W;
faney, 45.00 to M.OO.
Dark Towic-o-j..ng,, i.w to i.m; snorv
leaf. 4.50 to W; long leaf, 6.00 to 8 00; se
lections, 12.00 to 1V00.
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McDowell county, and hat a large cir
culation in adjoining counties. It pub
lishes all the newt without fear or
favor, and Is the organ of bo ring or
It is the bold champion of the peo
ple's rights, an earnest adrecate of Us
best Interests of the county of ilcDow
ell and the town of Marion. Its adf r
tislag rates are reasonable, and tho tab
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If you want the best ntwspaper la the
country brimming full of choice reading
matter for business mas, farasra, me
chanics, and the home circles of all
classes subscribe end par for the
Rkcokd. If you doe't, why just dent,
and the paper will be printed aver
Thursday evening as usual.
If you haven't enough interest In yens
county's wellfare to sustain the best ad.
vooate of its diversified interests, end its
truest friend the newspaper yen need
not expect a I-column obituary aetlce
when your old stingy bones ere hid
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Tho Marlon Record.
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IT os. 87 aad S9, Wahlngton and SoetsV
wejeru Limited, eomfd of Pullman Crs
minimam Pullman ratfl t2.P0, no eatra fare.
Tbroagh tiieplog Cars Wwo New York
aad Nw Orleeoa, New York and Memphis,
New York and Tampa aad Washington, Anha
ville and Bed 3r rtng. Also caxrlee flrt-cj
eoa h btweea WiAbLngtoa and JokonvUU
Dining Car b ween Greensboro and ll?nt
Noa. SS aad M, United BUts Tut Mali
Pallmaa Bleeping Cars Wtn Nw York.
Allan La asd Montgomery, and New York and
Jacksonville. AUo has B.eeplna Car betweea
Charlotte sod Angnsta.
No. 12. teplag Car Greeasboro to IUV
elrh. No. 83, 81ping Car Baleigh to areens
boro. Throagh tkkUcn sale at principal stations
to ail point, for ratts or Inforaatioa ap
ply to any agnt of the Company.
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vtsioD, Ianvill , Ya.
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