"A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY NEWSPAPER.
MARION, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1895.
I UK PKII1 STATEMENT.
(ioM I?cere Stands at Not Q;lte
Miif! V-I lino 31 illlous.
r -. )'"n;Lt j j-M-5-jM show; a ct
the r 'iblr. .)!.', In. -nth irj th
;rv. J nit.-; October, ol 5,32 ! ,472. 1 ho
:'. i iv.i: J':tt was li-creaiC-i 1 710.
vjt'.roit-hiarib debt decreased
. . j a. 1 :-i-h la thy Treasury -decreased
::!. Ih'j balances cf thb .-evral
f bbt at tho !o.,e of the tuMii'-.-?
,!-t. v.- r.-: Interest-bearing d bt
, i n ,j,.!,t whh ti inn r' -t h-
I . Maturity. H70.l.-Kt,trliiC
: ',;,'.'":',. tmi i.i,37.-
'.,,(.-, and Trea-ury notes ofT-s'-t
i . I'li' uiit of c.ivh j0'tb; Treasury
. i;.- .it the. end of th rnot.th werj
-.7! .1- t.mvi of , 125,020. 1 h.
I' i -'" 'Irea.ury was 512,1:); 610
I rc -re W.'M ?J2,'jn,l?:. Nr-t oas,
, r -."."'." 1 r. In tu w.f.nth, there. wa
i'i I ' and tar f ilf6 671,
' b-ing ? ;,n60 Vii.' Of
v-..- v-; i de rr'.'as:; of . t..V,3S5. Of
: i t'ir".. in t'n n.-.ikr.M tank
: -I , '.,ls5 ay.iii.t .t16.6I7.103
Urol' the Record.
' :- tr.t.'i- .i!tii-iital tram cf th
1 ? .all!' rn I'a.ifl , i without a
' li h - l I'vth.j initial trip of the
i --t iiu'it' il. left New Orleans.
.inmi.'. O t. 31. with a full com
I ;i -. -u ir r " . arriving at Los
tn.i 1 j v evening, iju tb'j dot. tra
!i .t.iM--e in two days, n i 115 hours
t"-. Shi l'rnn 'i-;".. v.-as rea-hed
ttii" 1 a -. tv- . li.jurs and 5
fa -t- t linn: '. "r made in tb5
railroad o.'T n equal distance.
I- the or 1 j Democratic Newspaper In
st I),)oll ronnty, and has a large cir-
i k ion in adjoining counties. It pub-k.-iLs
all the bcwi without fear or
fkver, Rrnl U the organ of no ring or
i i rpic.
1: is the bold champion of the peo
ple's lights, an earnest advocate of tht
fv st Iiittrt sts of the county of McDow-
ril and the town of Marion. Ita tdrer
ti-itifr rati s arc reasonsble, and the sub
p i,!:!hs rrice Is tl.OO ntr vear in atL
!f yoa want the best newspaper In the
i a im v brimming lull or cnoico reaalng
mii"r f;r business men, farmers, me-rh-.nire,
and the borne circles of all
eubs'ribe and pay for the
Uric .id. If you doa't, why juat don't,
m, 1 the paper will be printed erery
1 b irsJa j cTuning as usual.
1; voa haven't enough interest In your
f.'iDiy'p wellfsrto sustain the belt ad-
of u diversiCed interesta, and its
" c f i itnd the newspaper you need
tu t ipi a t a 2-cohirari obituary notice
n lour nil stingy bones are hid
(r m t!,e Cjej of progress in tha
Al owe vibf criptions to tba
V.i i vj; tie r'rojijica from out list
i' -i ihcy pij up M onre.
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Vr.j R3arion Record,
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'a. 1'iltimore and the Eat. Also to
At'iant-i. ;,w Orleans aud all points in
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Ixi -v City, Penvrr and all point3 in
!'o! Map?, Folders, Time Tables and
.it rtes write to
B. A. NEWLAND,
Gen. Trar. Pass. Agent,
Charlotte, N. C.
L" Marion C, C. & O. 6 45 a ra
" Charlotte S. A. L. 11 50 a m
A"' 'To Ralcijjh " 6 00 pm
'i!uiiugtou " 6 25 pm
'' At.auti " 3 00pm
15 A. Newlasd, T. J. Anderson,
T.P.G. A. O.P.Ajjt
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AU0.NET AWT COTJNUXIXOR AT LAW.
Fr&:t;ces in all courts, State and Fed.
Special attantion given to lave
Wag laai titles and colleotiog claimi.
"Offl.-e on Main 8trea.
, ''',d ar,d Scientific Barber. Over
, p 1 -'t'lg store. Call and aee
. s ' s "tcise iatisfaction ia all i-
SOUTHERN PROGRESS. .
Many Nevr Enterprises Reported. The
Ksposltlon the Centre of Interest.
ThoManufa-.-iurers' li--ord r-j.rt-, forth-
"k that while the general .., ..U'.,, ani1 )tl.
du:rial i rc'r3 of the feoutli roatin-i-.- ,
makeasood showiug, the Atlanta E TpA i-
ionii for the time being the ..cntre c! "H
intcrr.vt. Tblalinf budns men of Fh'l-
;:i!;,1rhji,'fChi,?a. York, 004 othr
Jti' n are forminj? oridza! i.,iis for l xi,o i
.. t e i.u,n.r of fr ,:,,,.,- uhosh-.ll
y t At.ar.ta N-.v ,,r' uH.i., to -n 1
i:v;;mbott0ofr,.tth(., !llov,.II1,.r;t ,vhih
-in Wi., maMu-t., lur-i tr.id- westward
- meat,., of ar, e...i,r.-l.:, .,f th.,...-n.l ..r
m-.r- .. in tra lin- .-aiMtair-ts :,D. .,iiu...
m.-n v. h.. , will t-.Ko ,,la-,. iu Now.ult. r, and
mil in. I.,.,.'.t..nlv Atlanta, but a n-imt-r
.yuou the iite.-pri.... i,,..t"l for the
J-d !. tho Kvithcru R.ilway . omi-anv i,e.
tweeu HaltimoM and Norfolk, and th- hniM
of ma -hir --bopd nt Alexaudria bv th hio
In textileidifre.it, a 100,000 .-otton mill
at Montgomery, Ala.; a T200.000 mill ooni
pany at Atlanta; a knitting mill at I3am--
kim a h'j::1,,'rymi11 at ThomasviUe.Ga..an.l a
Iron pro Juetton is Increasing, arid a larg
1'irnaoe ha, en blown iu at Oxm..,r la
.one furnaea of tha Maryland stwl Con'ii'.ai.y'
at bparrows' ivdnt. Md., will go into bla'-t
this week, andanothsrdurini? the latter r.nrt
of the year. A paw-mill to cut 100.000 Wt
of lumber ad Ay is projected at Fcruaudiin.
Fla., to bo la: ilt l.y Wisconsin people, and a
tannery at Uim .same piaee by MilwaaU. -jviHies;
a ii.-mill at New Orleans a 20()
000 water-work?. .vmpai,v at Algi-r- and a
sugar refinery at Abi.eville. La.; a ':0 ooo
company organi.ed to ere-t a tannery' in
V.rth Carolina; a - lothlug factory at Clarkr.
vil e, Term.; a twenty-llve-ton cott.-n.,eed-oil
null at Luling, Tex.; a $50,000 eon.any or-K-mlzed
to operate bridge and irou .on.-tru--tion
works at Roanoke, va.; a wood-w.jrkii"
plant at Fredeiiokbburg, Vii., and nn ir.-n
ore mines at several points in foutbwet
Tho railroad business and bank el-aringu
through the South contlnuo to increase,
i-howing a steady expansion In tho volume of
trade, while the general outlook promii,efj a
continuation of theimprovement now in pr--greps.
TIIK DOCKING SYSTEM DOWNED.
A Decision at Chattanooga which is in
he Interest of Woikingmen,
By a decision handed down at ClinUi
nooga, Teuu., Cruhs .V Teuny. the s?overn
nient eontra-tors at Chk-kaman-V I'ark,
mu..t refund to their employ ', -on, n loo in
number, the amount of the do-doiV i:- and
rent m.ney dedu.M"d fp.. i th' ir wages a
sum approximating t;.00O. xiiU mn-t.ni -tijn
of the law mak -it iinla.vi'a! for an. em
plover lu r"ijuii rm lovi to sustain a
phvM'-ian knowna the "CMinpauy's d. f .r"
r livi (n tMi'tn.i,t ov.ned liy aii pnpl-r
and irtuall kill- the -v.t'in of .!. -Ijng"
which an tp as t- the 1 enu--fi v..rl
lugmeu even greater t( in garni-.h -' .
tern in vogue in some Smth-m tu!'--.
Every mining camp in the South .-laiaii an i
e.xeicKe.i the light to dock i"m omplnv,
Amonij evtry cue thousand Inhab
ants in the United States there is an
everare of 381 who are under fsixteeu.
In France there are only 270 such to
the one thousand.
PIEDMONT AIR LINE.
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Kos. 87 and 3 WiMi;:.t:tou - ' Scir.'.: trin
Vertibulel Limited, i Li i gh . 'r.iia flencrs
between New York r uJ N .1op. . Vitth
lcgtoa. Atlanta and M a.'cu r. m d alo
tween New York r.a.t Mfii.i l i in VS!.itToii,
Atlanta and Biririr-l:r.n: r ii.Mii.
Noa. SS and Z6 l'iiitr.1 eU : r.t Ma;'. I silhivxi
laeping far betwtcn New tir'ear.s
Noa. "1 and S3. Vxpoii T "jt. 1 hrorigh 1 1 ".
nanbleeier bctet n Nt " or't r, i A: aata :a
Wuklisuiu. On lefd : a ll':ivl:t n t'
neetica 1H I e r f osii !'-:tr-'.nd w-th
?1, and on thee 1a'- Km'-. u :i-e i '
1 Oj-eraleo betwrrit K: hi "i: '. :-i .MiuL'.a. .i
WeiBeVds ard i r'. ui;r .it't !rra ..t
lanta to Rnl-noric. ::t .h-oncii i.rey ;i c ca.
will be to leate Ai'rvn i y i';n No. 32.
Kos. Hani I2.rulirrn ?! pir Car brtteen
Richmond, tacvil e and uieenaloro.
W. A. TfKIf. P H. lIAFnwirir.
Gen'l Pais. Aft. AtGenlla Ag t.
TV A?H!K9TOI D C. AI'aM. U.
W. B. RYDER, Superintendent, Cii.ilcx:s,
North Ciaoi A.
W. H. GRFE.V.
aa'l Bapt ,
WAieif . &
J. M. CULr, .
Traffic M g r
W ajuGrr, V. U
DURRANT FOUND GUHT7
! CoTivicted of Murdering Blanche La
! mont in San FranciscOi
JURY OUT ONLY FIVE MINUTES.
Itt Terrtlct Reached Without Dlacatalon
and Applauded by a Great Crowd Pa
thetic Seen In Court Hit Mother Be
come Hysterical, Ilugs and Kiaaea
Him, Shrieking All the Time. ,'
Theodore Durrant was founi guilty at
5an Franeisco, Cab, of murdering Blanche'
Lament. It took the jury only five, mlnutei
to render a decision.
The verdict wa a surprise to the stolid
young prisoner, his relatives and eounseV
His mother, who ;at with him every honr of
the time since the trial began, had hoped to
the last momeat that one, and perhaps two
of the jurors would vote for acquittal. Tho
District Attorney, i-n the contrary, said pri
vately before he began his three days' ad
dresp, that he was eatisHed the jurors bal
f aeh deeided ca conviction when the evi
dence was all in and before tha argument
District Attorney Baruea closed his argu
ment for the peoplo with a powerful and eln
'iunt appeal for justice. Superior Judg-
K J. Muiphy lelierel au elaborate charge
to the jury touching tha law of circumstan
tial evidence and matters of legal presump
tions in the afternoon. Tho charge occuple 1
an hour and a half.
Attorney Dickiuson,"for Durrant. made A
formal exception to the charge. The jury
retired at twenty-six minutes of four o'clock
in charge of two deputy sheriff. They went
across the crowded corridor to the rooms of
tho Grand Jury, which had adjourned to ac
Tho jury took sixteen minutes to Fettle it
Self, and promptly at ten minutes of four
o'clock deliberation began. Exactly five
minutes thereafter a rap ou tho door burn
raonel tho deputies to learn the verdict,
agreed upon. ;
As the jury tiled into the courtroom the:
prisoner turned around in his chair, as did
hi3 mother, who sat next to him. Both
were pale, and Mr. Durrant seemed on thl
verge of collapse. Foreman Warren Dutton
rose, wiped hi3 tear dimmed eyes, adjusted
his classes and read in a clear volco:
"We, tho jury And the defendant, William
Ilenry Theodore Durrant, guilty of murder
in the flr-st degree."
The prisoner made a convulsive atart and
half rose a3 if to address tho Court. His
mother, with a cry that began iu a muffled
shriek and ended in deep sobs, threw her
ftrms about his neck and pulled him back.
From the densely packed court room came
at tho same moment a sound that was thrill
ing in the last degree. It wa.s the fierce cry
of tho crowd. Women laughed and cried,
aud all struggled for a better view of tho
prisoner. He sat, pale, but seemingly un
moved, while hi-i mother pressed her cheek
against hi, with her arms about his neck
and wept pitifully. Durrant's father, who
had been smoking a cigarette in the corridor
pushed his way in and helped comfort tho
The Judge quickly restored order" aud an
nounce i that on Friday, November 8, sen
tence would be passed, aud that on the same
date the trial of Durrant for the murder of
Minnie. Williams would be set on the calen
dar. Tho deputies then began clearing the
court room, and, in the wako of the crowd
Durrant and his stalwart guardian, filed out.
Tho prisoner's pallor had vanished, and he
was twirling the end of his small mustache.
A sensational incident was the demeauor
of the murdered girl's relatives. Her sicter,
Maud Laraont, a mero school girl, jumped
to her feet when the verdict was announced,
beat her Mick gloved hands together and
gave a shrill cry of approval. The aunt,
Mrs. C. O. Noble, likewise clapped her hands.
Briefly stated the prosecution charged that
Durrant decoyed JManehe Iamon! into the
Emanuel Baptist Church, in Bartlett street,
probably assaulted liter, strangled her,
stripped hr body and laid it out carefully
in the belfry, hid her clothes and school
books iu the dark, dusty corners of the loft
and steeple, and then helped in the search
for tho missing girl. Miss Lamont was ;1
school girl, and attended tho Sunday-school
in whic h Durrant was a leading spirii. KIio
was en routo from school when a young man
joined lior. They were seen in a street
car by hr schoolmates, but that wjii
the last time she was sen aliv
by persons wno knew her. Eater a
mau and a girl were seen to entT Emanuel
Church. The dead body of Minnie Will
iams, another nc'iuaintanee of Durrani,
was found in the Emanuel Church
library on April 13. 8he bad be.-u mur
dered the night before. A search of th
church was then made, and in the
belfry was found the body of Mis.
Lamont. Suspicion pointed to Durraut. as
lie was conspicuou" in the church work, was
acquainted with the girls and had access to
the church. He was arrested, and for several
week? the trial has been in progress. Much
.circumstantial evidence wa introduced and
tho positive evidence was strong.
RAM KATAIIDIN REJECTED.
Failed to Come up to the Required
peed of 17 Knots.
Tho nffl -ial speed of the Amnion ram
Katahdm is K. 13 knots as reported to ?
rotary Herbert at Washington V.y the trial
boar 1 and the ve'-l ttand? rejected under
her ont ract. b nrii: the di.-tinction of being
the flrct ve,.ii f f th.. uev navy failing to
reach contra' t requirements. Unless special
provision is made bv the next session of
on?ress, th- Ba'h iron works of Maine,
which built t!" hull and machinerv. must
rely on selling hr to ....me foreign govern
ment to recoup tiivir expenditures. In
that case a oomph- ati n would ari.e, a?
$400,000 worth of armor belonging t the
I'nited States is l'a-tened in place on th
ve.-se, and is valueless for other purposes.
Naval officer, aiher to the belief that
under favorable conditions in the smooth
water for which the Katahdin was designed,
she could easily make the re-iuired 17 knots.
Her contra "tors, however, prefer not to run
the risk of for ing her higher than they did
on Thursday an I prefer to leave the v. hole
matter to rfesid-nt Cleveland, relying on
his fairness to suggest a jut settlement.
FATALLY IJI RNED
! A Lamp Explode and iet a Ded and
Occupant on Fire.
At Augusta, fia.. Anna Ei.harison died at
; th negro hospital after a nigLt of horriHe
: agony, sh- went to sleep and left a small
j lamj t-iirning on a tble by the t-ed. 1
! exploded and the woman and ld were cov-
' Cna.l TC-ith tha Knrninr. il !n r. n r V...
heard her scream1 and ru.-h-i into the
rooms, but the flames ppreai so that they
coull do nothing. The woman was ilowly
roasting to death. The firemen extinguish
ed the biae with the chemical engine.
Liverpool Cotton Statistics.
Total sales of the week 71,000; Amr!:aa
63,000; trade taking;, including fcrwardei
from shirs side, 61.000; actual export 8,000;
total It. port G6.000; American 50,000; total
etcck Sil.000; American 763.000; total afloat
191.000; AmTi-an 1S5.000; ipeculaton teok
4,100, exporter took 1,400.
STATE NEWS NOTES.
It is estimated that not 5 per cnt. of
the email grain has yet been eeeded.
The rains will prove a God-send" in
Judge Seymour, of the Federal
Court, nt Newbera ordered the release
of the eteamer Commodore and her
cargo at Wilmington at once.
The official organ of the Baptieta in
in North Carolina announces that
North Carolina is the only State in
which tho plans of co-operation be
tween the American Baptist Home
Mission Society an l the home mission
board iu instructing colored people
are to bo firbt tried.
The farmers of Union are holding on
to their cotton with a dead grip. Re
ceipts on Thursday were three bales,
Friday 30 bales. For the correspond
ing days last year they were 196 and
2 2i respectively. This shows conclu
sively that Union farmers are in first
class financial condition, as there is
plenty of cotton in the country, and
prices hero compare very favorably
with those of any adjacent market.
The police force of Monroe furnish
ed a complete census of the town.
The population is 3,003. This with
that of the suburbs, which is estimated
at about 500, makes a very great in
crease over the government census of
1S90, which was only 2,000.
I ll E STATE PENSION ROLL.
The List Shows a Total of 6,143
Widows and Soldiers.
The State Tension Hull has ju6t been
completed by the Auditor, and the
warrants are now being issued, and
will probubly go to the register of
deeds of the various counties between
December 1st and 15th.
The number of peneioners in the
State ou the list by class is as follows:
First class 102, as against 68 last
year; these receive this year $61, as
against 8G8 last year.
Second class 21C, as against 210 last
year; these receive this year $18 as
against 51 last year.
Third class 352, as against 318 last
year; these receive $32 each as against
S3! last year.
Fourth class (soldiers) 1,674, as
against 1,1'J1 last year; these receiye
$10 each an against 17 last year.
Fourth class (widows) 2,769, as
against 2,737- last year; these receive
16 as against ?17 last year.
There i.s n considerable increase' of
pensioners in every class, the largest
being iu the fourth class (soldiers).
But this increase in numbers is offset
by a corresponding decrease iu the
amount received by each pensioner.
The increase in the first class during
the year is 31 and the decrease in
amount received by each is SI; in the
second clusH tho increase in number is
6 and the decrease in amount is $3; in
tho third class the increase is 4 and
the decrease in amount is $2; in the
fourth class (soldiers) the increase ia
183 and the decrease in amount is $1;
in the fourth class (widows) the in
crease is 32 and the decrease in amount
is$l; showing a net increase of 25?,
and leaving a total on tho roll, widows
aud soldiers, of 5,1 1?.
The total nmouut paid out this year
for pension;- will be, in round num
bers $105,000 which is $5,000 over
91 ILLS ARE HUMMING.
Farmers Gathering Fine Crops, and
the People Not Bothering Over
Capt. Frank Erwin, one of the lead
ing citizens of Greensboro, N. C, who
is in the city, says tbero are no loafers
or tramps in hiscountry. Every person
who wants work can find it. Tho crops
of cotton and tobacco have brought
good priccs.which makes glad the heart
of the planter, and merchants and
tradesmen are rejoicing. There is life
in all branches of trade. All the cotton
factories iu the State are running on
full time aud doing all the business
their plants will turn out. Other man
ufacturers are alike prosperous.
"There are two new cotton factories
under construction in Greensboro,"
said Mr. Erwin, "that will cost over
$S0o,0oo. We have two already in
operation, which the owners are en
larging to double tho present capacity
iu order to accommodate their trade.
Governor Tom Holt is enlarging his
large cotton factory at Haw Eiver, a
few mih s ea;t of us, on account of
growing busines. We have over 300
cotton factories in the State, which is
more than any other Stute has. There
isagieat d mand for good carpenters
in our section. Building operations
have been considerably retarded for the
want of workmen
"The mining interest inNorth Caro
lina in attracting many prospectors
aud capitalists. We have almost every
variety of mineral and precious stones
known b geologists. Many of the gold
and copper mines that were worked be
fore the war are being bought by
syndicates and worked with improved
machinery with very flattering sac
cess." When asked about politics the cap
tain replied: "Our people are too
busy looking after making an honest
living to fool their time away with
tlettiug shadows. We have some
professional politicians at home and
here who look after that interest, and
nothing else. When the time come
to vote our people generally cast their
ballots to suit them6lve.,, Wash
The Total Vsllble Supply of Cotton.
The total vi.-iMe supply rl cotton forth
world is 3,261,549 bale;. t.( which
bales aie J men-ran. against 3.2S3,54S l-al-3
and 2.44.34-5 tabs respectively last year;
receipts of cctton this treek at" all interior
towns 135,414 ta!. receipts from rdaatatiots
2'). 507 b-l; crop in sight 2,306,003 bale.
Cnoice wine grapes are telling ia
the Sonoma Valley for $15 too.
CO-OPORATITE CKEAMERY ASSO
CIATION. Important Suggestions Relating to
F. E. Emery, Agriculturist at the
North Carolina Experiment Station
has issued the following bulletin which
is of general interest:
Too little attention has been given
to this important form of enterprise
in this State. It is to bo hoped more
interest will be taken in the near future
and that the men who look into this
industry will take hold of it as they do
of corn or tobacco growing and make
j it a (success.
! Whoever wishes to investigate co -j
operative dairyiug cau have the active
j help of this Station. He should prico
I apparatus and buildings of several
I In general every local association
should build its own house, if it can
nor. more cneapiy adapt some con
j venieut building until it gets cows ac4?
milk enough to do a good prorltabU.
It is well within bounds to assure
any body of creamery promoters in
North Carolina that they can start a
creamery ou a scale largo enough to
handle all the milk which 'can bo
brought to the factory, for from
$1000.00 to $15.00.00
The Booner some neat little plants
can be established, the better provided
they can bo supplied with milk with
which to operate. Canvas your
neighborhood and get pledges to deliv
er a given amount of milk daily and
make your business to correspond
with what you can get pledged. Do
not estimate beyond gallons delivered,
and remember to caution your farmer
neighbors not tocount over 350 gallons
of milK per cow per year, each gallon
to weigh 8 2-3 pounds.
The X. C. Soldiers' Home.
The North Carolina Soldiers' Homo
was opened in September, 1889, the
first money on hand bciug about $1,000
raised at a lawn party hero in July of
that year. Tho home was in n small
dwelling, and there were only eight in
mates. Tho present homo was occu
pied April 1, 1N01. There arc now a
main building, chapel, hospital, su
perintendent's quarters, mess hall and
three dormitories. The main building
contains dormitories and a small
libmrv There are now 65 iuniati h
actually present. In the hoapital there
are seven beds. There are 5 acres in
tho property of the home. It was
granted by the Legitdature of 18VJ.
Nearly two acres is rented to the coun
ty for use as convict quarters. During
the year there has been no biekness
save such as is usual in old age. The
water is very fine, Books are greatly
needed for the library, also old maga
zines. The home needs $12,000 a
year, so as to enable it to shelter 100
veteraus. The railroad officials are
very kind and give free transportation
to inmates to and from their homes.
There is a good garden and the supply
of vegetables has been bountiful.
There aro religious services each Sun
A Crooked Treasurer's Fate.
John M. Benson, defaulting treas
urer of Bladen County, was placed in
tho penitentiary at Baleigh to serve
three years. The crime was committed
three years ago, the amount embezzled
The movement for good roads
spreads all the while. Wake, Warren
and Vance counties are taking it up.
The Eden I'ark cotton mills, of
Douglasville, will increase its capacity
l,5oo spindles before December 15th.
On Thursday surgeons removed one
of the eyes of ex-Judge George V.
Strong, at Baleigh, who has for some
weeks been critically sick.
Governor Carr pays $100 reward to
Starling Gentry for the capture of Bod
Sheltou, another of the Madison conn
ty murderers who escaped some time
Three-fourths of the cotton is pick
til and more corn is harvested than
evex before this early in tho neason.
The rain has not done much damage to
the cotton in the fields.
Another monument is 6oou to be
placed ou the historic scene of the
battle of Guilford Court House. It
was cut at Mt. Airy and is now on ex
hibition at the Atlanta Exposition.
Mr. W. V. Clifton and Mr. John C.
Drcwry, of Baleigh, aro two of the
r,.o.- ,. i,.v.v. i.n;M;n i.
1 J T """'"""V'-: temptM hY pn.vji.ers Troops w-ra
mill on Crabtrce creek. It will have j r4lkkly called to the assistant of th keep
3.000 spindles. For tho present no ' -rs an 1 in a short tim the mutiny was sip
looms will be put in. I I rs"l and order restored. The Pope was
, : awakene-l bv the shocks. He was perfectly
The bird law expired on the night of j caUi an4 a!t.r rtdng. made btste to Inquire
the .list, and early on r rid ay morning
the hunters were out in full forot
The great drought, however, will make
it difficult for the dogs to successfully
Some of the farmers say they are
going ahead with their ploughing for
I w htrat-so-wing; that wheat eown in dry
soil is much more productive than that
ej-n in wet toil. The old couplet is
i eslloi t min-1:
.-- in d-ii.
1 !.( j v'J rou't."
I .Tw're Ur&ham wrote Governor Carr
j tbt it Iv l'-t ten days would be re-
quired for the hearing, m Jones co-it: -i
ty, of all of the "graveyard lnsnr
i ance" removed there from
! Carteret countv. So the Governor
order a special term of two weeks, to
l-gtu at Trenton December 10tb,
Judge Graham to preside.
1 1, r - t ba! cne bidder for making tha
j i.t- L.- nJ; for the Coltei States Xav, at eira. toe mayor bavmi? ueriare-x n a nou
1 117.19 jr riZ : for tea thousand arjs. I At ni.;bt thegroundi were Ulurclaated-
TIIK STATE (SAME LAWS.
When Tar Heel Sportsmen Can Go
Section 2,83 of the Code, as amend
ed by the Goner 1 Assembly of 1891,
provides that "no person hhdll kill ot
shoot, trap or n.t any pat ridges quail,
doves, robins, larks, mockin? birds or
wild turkeyn, between the 15th day of
March and the ltt day of November in
each year; and the person Booffe,di,'
shall be guilty of a misdemear
fined not exceeding ton do .t.b 4
This is the general law, but a num
ber of counties have either been en
tirely exempted from its provi-ions or
special acts passed extending or short
ening the time provided in the general
law. The counties of Dare, Onslow,
Carteret, Jones, Columbus, Clay,
Cherokee, Swain and Graham have no
law for the protection of birds. Ma
con has r law only in regard to wild
turkeys, while in Stanly county it is
allowed to kill wild turkeys at any
time during the year. In the counties
of Moor, Wilson, Hyde and Pamlico
the law is not applicable to doves or
larks, and in Edgecombe it does not
apply to doves. In Craven, Duplin
and Cumberland counties farmers are
allowed to shoot, on their own land,
partridges and other birds doing in
jury to their crops.
It is uulawful to kill birds in Wil
son, Montgomery and Mecklenburg
between February 1 and November
15th; in Bowan between February 15
and November 15; in Randolph and
Davideiou between April 1 and October
1; in Iredell between last day of
March and first day of November; in
Tyrrell between March I and October
15. In Cabarrus it is unlawful to kill
birds, except robins, between March
15 and November 15. The shooting
of quail in allowed in Beaufort and
Hvde counties from October 15 to
Many Reasons That it I Being
Hack by the Planters.
B, G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade
for last week says: Failures in October thus
far reported show liabilities of 111,120,489
against f S20fi,S02 last year and 119,905,404
In 1893. Failures for tho week have been
278 in tho United States against 249 last year
and 63 in Canada against 50 last year.
The rapid recovery in cotton and the rise
in sterling exchange to the point at which
the last exports of gold were made have not
increased eonlld'-m-e. Whether cotton Ia
kept bai-k by j recent planters, a many
reason, or by j ulators, makes no practical
difference if merchandise imports (for tho
past four weeks at New V rk 32 per cent., or
TlO.200,000 larg-r thau lat year), so far ex
ceed merchandise exports (for the past four
000 larger than Ifcr-t year), as to cause ship
ments of gold.
Cotton has risen to 9 cents again. Specu
lation turns for the moment on the disposi
tion of holders to keep b.iek their cotton,
which may compel higher prices some say,
however large the ultimate supply may be.
Receipts are at present very small compared
with last year's, and it is Hated that banks
here have more money loaned on cotton, to
enable holders to k"-p It without marketing,
than ever before. Exports and takings id
spinners are small, and ptocks abroad an. I
here are bo large that consumers may 1 let
ter able to wait than borrow from banks.
The tendency to r alir.e on a moderate ad
vance was :di own on Thursday, though spot
price.- remain strong.
The larger demand for manufactured pro-du.-ts
has ln-1 I prices of cotton goods and
even advanced som prints, in ppite of last
week- d'-.-iii,e in cotton.
At the s Miith general trade among joUrs at
most points i.i only lair and in some section'
mercantile collections aro slower, with far
mers holding th' ir crops. Business at New
Orleans at the close of the month Is smaller
in volume, as is usual, (ialveston reports
very little Texas cotton remaining in pro
ducers' hands and re--ipts falling off sharp
ly. But general trade has Improved some
what at Mcraphi", Atlanta and Augusta, and
to a greater extent at Birmingham, where
the output of coal and iron is mu'-li larger
than heretofore and the number of employes
t work correspondingly Increased with the
prospects more favorable than for months
past. St. Louis jobber- believe next spring's
business at the South will bo the heaviest f jr
HILLS OF ROME TREMHLE.
Many Magnificent Palaces and Public
Ilulldlngs Damaged. Bells Tolled
and Clocks Stopper?.
Rome was visited l.y violent tbotki of
earthquake at 5 10 o'clock Friday morning.
I'eopl were aroused from their elcmbers
and fled to the opea sq lires ani ths great
est cou-ternation prevailed. The- convent of
Santa Maria Maggiore ws greatly daxage 1.
A portion of the outer wall wn overthrown
aa l a part of the c l!ing ha3 falln. One of
the lnmateg, a monk, was iLjured. The
shocks were confined to the province of
Itom". They were flt very ctronsdy at the
Castelli Komanl, but the damage done there
was not serjus. Theoffl dal observatory re
port of the disturbances says that the flrit
manifestations were slight tremblings which
lasted about five .w-.-ouds. Thee became
more violent for a p--nod cf eight eecondi
au 1 th-n 1-eeame slighfr for nine seconls.
Twoclo ki In th i observatory MCrpred tte
mortTt the trembling tgan, each Indic
ting the hoar, 5 33. The direction of the
rrovem-itits was from north to south. The
shocks ' reate-l a great panic aaaong the in-
inate.3 of the prison and a mutiny was at-
the new from the city,
Invtetiation discloses the fact thtt the
damage '"done by the eartciuaice Is mien
greatr than was at firt eappceei. Four
palaces and the tank of Italy were
shaken up that they are rendered untafe for
occupaa :y. The Palazzo OiescalchI, cce cf
the finest palacs in Rome, and five ether
structures of that -haraetr was also eri
ously damagal. The buiUlcg cf the minis
try of flna&e- was MigUiy damaged.
The quakes rang ail the b::s la th city
and doers were t-&ak3 aid window
ATLANTA DA V ATI HE FAIR.
Receipts Went Ahead of Cleveland or
Liberty Bell Day.
Atlanta Day at the exf.oV.tiia was ushered
In by an earthquake and a raiotorm. The
formr rolled the citL-er.-, out of lei at 5
o'clock and the rau r'. jj p-l during the
forenoon- Bo, derit the .r. rom:-?iig
prospects, the dy tirnel out t - the t
In roast of atten laa: th expoa.'.lon bs
, .had. Gate re-M-ipu we: t away ahead of
! Liberty ll tr Cl. vdi! 1 Dy. Ail the
store?, fa-ton-- 1 o:t-r p;a cf bufchis
GLEANINGS FROM 5IA5Y POINTS.
Important Happenings, Doth Horn
and Foreign, Briefly Told.
January Cotton Will Go to 10c.
Mr. Hector D. Lane, President of
the Southern Cotton Grower Associa
tion, was in Montgomery on Monday,
after having taken a look over the cot
ton situation, to ascertain whether
there was any reason for the recent fall
in prices. He says he believes the de
pression in the price is only tempor
ary, and that January cotton will go to
10 cents. He says ho estimates the
total crop now to be f.O.OOO.OOO bales
He docs not believo more than 800,000
bales of it will come from Texas. H
says this has been the finest season for
gathering cotton he has ever known.
Drought in the South Broken.
Tho great drought has been broken
in the South by copious rains in Texas,
and Wednesday evening the rain area
extended a far Noitu as Memphis,
Tenu., and as far East as IYnsncola,
Flu. -The rain area advanced north
cast over the Atlantic States an 1 broko
the drought in North Carolina Thurs
day aud Friday.
Nvv Southern Notes.
The First National bank of La
grange, Tex., capital $50,000 has fail
ed. The assetts are stated at $131,000
and the liabilities at $70,000.
Tho Piedmont Cotton Mill company
has been organized in Atlanta with It.
U. Hardeman, State treasurer, presi
dent, Capital $200,000.
Mr. Thomas Day, an aged citizen,
of Winder, Ga., was run over and
killed by the northbound vestibule on
the Seaboard Air-Liue Railroad Fri
day. The Louisiana sugar people have
about decided to test all questions
arising out of Comptroller Howler's
action in declining to pay tho sugar
bounty appropriated by Congress in
tho United StateB Circuit Court of
At tho Educational Congress in At
lanta Thursday a paper by Wni. M.
Thornton, chairman of tho faculty of
tho University of Virginia , on "The
Material Development of the South as
Eclated to tho Progress of Scientific
and Technical Education" was read.
citizens was held Fi ' iy evening to
take steps toward raising a fund to re
place tho University buildings. Resolu
tions were adopted praying the Legis
lature to rebuild the University, and
a subscription of $7,030 was raised by
Fire in one of tho most poular resi
dence districts of Columbus, Ga.,
Thursday afternoon destroyed eleven
buildings, including several handsome
residences and the Oirl' High School
building. The loss is about $35,000;
insurance about half that amount.
November 9, will bo known at the
great Cotton States and International
Exhibition at Atlanta as ConfedcraU
Day. Delegations will bo fcent from
chapters of Daughter of the Confeder
acy, from camps of Veterans and Sons
of Veterans all over tho South and
from those Northern cities whero
enough old -'Confcds" are resident to
compose a camp.
Fa es to the Exposition from Atlan
ta have been cut to five cents.
Extensive preparations are being
made by the commissioner of the col
ored department looking to tho great
est possible attendance upon the negro
congreasea which will bo hel l at th
Atlanta Exposition from November 11
Cuban Day at the Atlanta Exposi
tion has been postponed until Decem
ber 17th to accommodate acme of the
speakers from distant States.
The Lagonda Hotel at SpringfielJ.
()., was burned Tuesday night. It
was five stories and a very Uu'lwmo
structure with stores on tho street
fronts. The loss is $100,000, partial
A double execution under the law
which provide that murderers shall
meet death by electricity was 6acces
fully carried out at Clinton prison.
Dannemora. N. V.. Thursday when
j George H. Smith and Charles N. Da
; vis met death in tho electric chair.
The Kelfat and Glasgow ship-builders
Lave conceded the demand of their
lemployes for an increase of 5 per cent,
in their wage. The increase is to go
into effect February lat.
The Treasury deficit for October,
from figures officially announced
are approximately $1,300,000. The
rr-cipts eLow $27,000,000 and the ex
penditure in round figure, $31,
200,000. RECORDS OF THE LATE WAR.
Volume on Campaign la Virginia and
the Carolina Completed.
A Waehingtou special says: Kp3rtS on
the progress of the rebellion rocori show
the completion of the flrt volume of th
series covering the final es-mpsisn of the
war In Virginia and the Cardinal and la the
Trass-Mi-s-sts-ippi region. The remaining
volume of thy series will be in type before
the eloa of the current calon ixr year. Vol
ume I. of Sene 2, r-Utln to prisoners of
war U radr for printing, and It IsespecteJ
will be distributed lo July next.