A DEUOCKATIO FAMILY NEWSPAPER"
MARION, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28,1895.
I '.;;. ft j J in mery sends;
,. j.-h n i children, homo anl IricnJs.
,-, f r: in the time, of need,
-.-rv kin Hy 1 anl deed,
it-j.v '-'.i rutin and holy tali,
,i t-.n in r"ir daily walk
I . ,. vorything ive thanks,
!. pi thte world of our?,
:ti:t j-T.i " nal lovely floweri
. f I ir I.-, for hum of be?3
t. ffi Jriiig summer breeze,
-im I plain, for .streams and wool,
if, sr-it ocean's mighty flood
Y r everything give thanks!
i, x -t f-I'fp that conn3 at nlghr,
t ,' r t'lrnin'.; morning's liiiht,
f. l.r'ht sun that shims on high,
(,' -t irs L'lilten'n in the- Fky,
(!, -in I everything we so,
r I ' r hearts wo lift to Thoo
I' r v-ryUJn tfivo (hanks!
Eiln Isabella Tuppcr.
Miss Barbara's Lover.
A 1!!ANKS01VI:0 STORT.
There was wrath
iu Miss Uarbara's
tones and deter
mination ia her
"Cut, auntie "
"I fhall! I
didn't make this
tf-.--. benefit of the
ITm'1 neighbors' liens,
and I will kill ono
if T mn. J tut fcc that and that!"
Ii v indignant finger indicated tho
benitocs l.viio' i'1 rc'l ruins at her
f i t, tli' ii tli" ragged corn that rose
forlornly further on. The currant
i hIks win? Mill stirring where the
) i' t mm under had (scuttled" through.
Svivia mddonlv smiled.
"Aunt i'-, it's a fowl theft," she said.
"It i-; and, I can't Mop it by
fur inf ill I'll try fowl," responded
Miss Ihtrharn, giindy, beginning with
nt-traincd vigor to gather np the
j Led tomatoes aud lay them on the
"Aro you prepared to to law,
mint ie V"
"I urn prepared to do anything on
r.iy sidii of tho fence. Go in to your
( iMlnoih ry, Sylvia--you'ro of no
ns a Fcarccrow."
Slio waved her trowel martially,
nnd Sylvia fled in laughing haste.
Tin- silence that ia vocal with birds
nnd injects and rustling leaves settled
vi r tho garden, where Miss Barbara's
unriM tic fipuro bado defiance to the
lh rniomeUr. Charles Dudley War
i: r once ppent a trimmer in a garden,
nn 1 lnif.1 remarked in consequence that
bo lil.es neighbors aud likea chickens,
1ut ho does not think they ought to
bf united. Miss Jiarbara agreed with
liim warmly." Sho endured much be
fen informing her genial, easy-going
neighbor of tho mischief his hens
vii'tiht daily iu hor garden. Sho had
on-lured more Mnco tho complaint, if
coinplaiut it could bo called, had
proved a failure, and neither faith,
Lope nor charity remained to soothe
l"r hu1. Suddenly an inquiring
'Vluck" Mrnck her ear with the effect
of an electric battery. It camo from
th'1 other tide of tho fence. A yellow
feathered head protruded through the
pickets, the round, unwinking eyes of
a li-n surveyed the premises, another
fi ri no "cluck" Rounded, and the
plump l-o ly followed tho head. Miss
IVirlmra cautiously arose, her cxpres-f-ien
full of martial fire.
I'neonscious of impending evil the
inva lers wriggled their way through
until a large and cheerful company
h:t l assembled. In pleasant expect
ancy they gathered around tho laden
tomato vines. Suddenly and with
vnN'oful furco a missile descended
into their very midst. Squawking
wildly, theMartled hen3 scuttled into
tli' currant bushes, under the tomato
plant:, among tho corn. A pause
f-pvd to u legislative deadlock fol
1' vevl. Then ono hen after another
cautiously emerged and presently
prav dated toward tho tomat vines.
Ai;niu Miss Barbara seized on Ten
petince and tho Move wood. Stick
afbr Mick of it flew, like a kind of
l-i'l. telling upon tho tomatoes if not
upon the hens. Miss Barbara was not
unaware of tho facts in the casa, but
felt that if she could not kill it was a
relief to try. One audacious old hen
in particular aroused this murderous
hviing. Down tho grape walk, over
the beet bed, up to tho door she
f'j'ed th.it hen ana ehied her lard
tick after it as it flapped wildly
wound the corner. To her horror a
fharp ejaculation in a man's voice cut
tlie air. Her final eQort had made an
impression, br.t not upon the hen.
ko turned the corner hastily and be
keld a stranger pressing both hands
against his battered head as ho looked
f;agily at her. Consternation, con
trition, mortification, animated her
c,),Jutenauce ; eelf-mastery slowly
. "iHd you hit one, auntie? I hope
sthat old rooster!" Bounded eud-
Henly from the woodshed. Tho face
l'f the Mranger turned ghastly.
tiionjrht it was a man lived in
tUt-' moon," he murmured. "What
U you hurl it at me?"
'as this an escaped lunatic? The
"ta e tuaing eyes brightened aa they
mj ou oyivia.
"Iho flowers of nara liie," he whis
fere 1, and threw his arms out nncer-
laiiily. xc it imfta too much to
1'iek them," he muttered, and sank
uu a groan upon the steps.
ylvia'a wide, etartled eves met
Barbara's. The latter laid her finger
u her lips and motioned towards the
fcfxt house. Within five minutes eev-
rai neighbors had gathered around
llie l'rostrate mau, who appeared un-
-u!cious unlesa touched, when ho
evinced a thorough knowledfio of box-
l0- The flrnt-.v rn Vila orripnl lis
tuei to llm Barbara's accooat of b
accident with an inscrutable counte
nance. He was a calm, keen-eyed man,
whose resolute orders eooa cleared
the house of superfluous attendants.
His attentions were received with in
gratitude by his patient until he held
an odroous substance near the injured
face and said gently :
I want to help yon 1 am a doctor
it's all right." Tho dull eyes
wavered an iustarrt on his face.
"Is it? I thought it wasn't I hope
you know" with this murmured re
sponse the refractory patient sub
mitted to tho touch of tho skillful
"History repeats itself, Fordham."
The speaker, o serene-faced man of
imposing presence, advanced leisurely
into the private ofhea of a well-known
lawyer in Bombay.
"So I have heard, said tho latter,
glancing up with a smile of welcome.
The visitor settled leisurely into a
seat.where he received the beneficence
of the punkah swung from tho ceiling.
Both men wore full suits of white
linen, that, despite the unutterable
heat, retained their fresh crispness.
"Marrying and giving in marriage
the world keepB on in the same old
way, sain ji.mmett, comiortaujy.
This has been borne in upon me
since vie arrival 01 me American
"You had news from your brother !
"I believe so! I have just grown
accustomed to the pleasing certainty
that oil the words in his letters will be
spelled according to the dictionary ;
possibly you can comprehend the
shock I experienced yesterday on
reading in his own handwriting that
he is engaged to bo married.
"I congratulate you, Lmmett, on
tho acquisition to your family
probably your example recommended
this step to your youthful brother as
eminently desirable. Let us see he
must be about twenty-five now?"
"FosBibly by the almanac, but to
my recollection ho is still a bidder for
tips and 6panking3. The next mail
will bring out her picture and his, and
these, with the course of events, may
compass my comprehension of his
present legal age. I shall reply on
your assistance, Fordham. Tho most
charming girl in the world, you
"Of course" an answering smile
sparkled over Fordham's dark face.
"Knowing that you had honored the
State of the wooden nutmeg by being
born there, continued Emmett. "I
thought it barely possible that you
micht know something of the family
of this young lady, and I shall bo glad
ot any information you may be able to
impart, provided your fee is reason
"I believe it is ono of yonr maxims,
my friend, that time equals money
it is a period of seventeen years, more
or less, that you desire me to cover. I
will undertake the case for 100Q ru
"Done! lou recollect tnat l always
nay in brass. Well, the nanio of this
young lady who will soon have the
good fortune to uecome my reiaiivo is
Nutting Miss Sylvia Nutting and
she resides at present in tho town of
Brampton, county of Brown, State
of Connecticut, U. S. A. Do any of
these cognomens c luse the chords of
memory to vibrate In your patriotic
"Yes," said the lawyer, laying his
pen carefully across its rack, "I had a
college friend of the name of Nutting.
He was two or three years older than
and married very young. As his
house was ia Brampton, this young
lady is probably his daughter."
"I hope that will prove to be the
ca"e," said Emmett. He proceeded to
impart the information given by his
brother uDon the subject, wmcn
proved beyond doubt the identity of
the young lady's father with Ford
ham's college friend.
"You will appreciate the first meet
ing, Fordham," said Emmett, in con
clusion; it was out of the ordinary
line. Tom was deeply impressed in
fact, hard hit. About tho middle of
this eummer he was wandering about
the country on ono of those solitary
pedestrian tramps he pretends to en
joy, aud happened to pass through
this little town of Brampton. It was
what they consider there a hot day.
Tom had covered a stretch of ten miles
01 bo, and, happening to behold a
6hiny tin cup on the hydrant in a yard
he was passing, he suddenly felt con
suming thirst. Without regard to
nieum et tuuo, he proceeded towards
that hydrant, but he never reached it.
It chanced to be one of those occa
sions when the innocent suffer for the
guilty, and Tom received on his head
a stick of stove wood, hurled by the
aunt of his future fiancee nt a sinful
old hen that had astray from its right
ful premises. The blow nearly knocked
the boy under. The aunt appeared
HAS HIS DAT.
from the woodshed, Miss Sylvia came
on the scene inquiring: 'Did you hit
one. auntie? I hope it's that old roos
ter.' And then Tom eaw fireworks and
all the stars. He was half senseless
they thought he was a crazy man.
Well, they called iu a doctor, and ha
kept tho boy a prisoner there for six
weeks he and Mis3 Sylvia, and the
result, you Gee, is a sister-in-law."
"A charming result, ' I have no
doubt," said Fordham. "It's a strik
ing story. "
They left the office together and en
tered tho lawyer's ghirry that stood
waiting iu the street. Tall and state
ly whito buildings cast welcome
6hadow3 along tho wido thoroughfare,
and in the arcades of their lower
floors were heaped jewels, silverwork,
wrought brass, silks and shawls. The
squatting merchants guarded their
treasures with sleepy-looking, keen
eyes as they patiently waited for cus
tomers. Crowds of shoppers, idlers,
coolies and water carriers filled the
street, and the tropical sunlight
brought out tho glowing riohne33 of
brilliant-hued brocades and Bilkeu
shawls, the dazzlo of white garments,
the satiny shine of bare bronze limbs
and chests. Little public hackeries,
or cabs, curtained with bright deep
colors and drawn by brisk little bul
locks, rolled constantly by. Hump
backed cows strolled placidly among
the throng3, and a pet ram with gilded
horns accompanied its Brahmin mas
ter. Presently the gharry turned icto
a narrow side street where luscious
fruits were heaped up in rich-hued
piles that freighted the air with spice
and perfume. Dusty roads appeared
when tho business portion of the city
was left behind, and they rolled tho
palm-friDged roads of Malabar hill,
tho residence district of the wealthy
foreigners. At tho entrance to his
bungalow Emmett alighted and Ford
ham rolled on toward his own homo.
It was not far, and he was soon enjoy
ing the renovating effect of a bath.
Ho replaced his white garments with a
"neodigee of India eilk and became ac
cessible to his littlo daughter, a lovely
child with pale little face like a flower.
She had been motherless for a year.
Ho took her on his knee and drew out
the little story of her day ; then he
told her fairy tales dainty fancies,
exquisite jesting that older and les3
intimate listeners would have been
amazed to hear from the keen-tongued
lawyer. Then the little one's ayah
camo to carry her to bed.
Miss Barbara was walking slowly
homeward through the dusk. Faded
loaves dropped softly about her and
the mellow air wa3 smoky with bon
fires. Theso Iudian summer days
heralded tho approach of Thanksgiv
ing, but the remembrance gave her no
pleasure. For some reason she at
tributed it to Sylvia's recent romance
her thoughts persistently reverted
to a long-gone Thanksgiving Day that
had begun for her with happiness and
ended with sorrow. On that Thanks
giving had arisen the never-settled
quarrel that had parted her and her
young lover. He had gone immedi
ately abroad and hastily married there.
Not until then did Miss Barbara dis
miss tho man ho had accounted his
rival. Their world had held her
blameworthy in the affiir perhaps
she had held herself so. Certainly life
had looked darker to her in those days
than it looked now. She went slowly
up the 6teps of her pleasant home.
Far within a girlish voice nang happily
and the rooms were cheery with mel
low lamp-light that revealed Miss Bar
bara a fitting mistress for the lovely
old house. Suddenly Sylvia's head
gleamed in a distant doorway.
"There's a letter for you, auntie,"
she called softly ; "such a qneer look
ing thing I laid it on the piano."
It was a foreign-looking letter, and
bore traces of a long journey. Miss
B.irbara examined the postmarks curi
ously. When she carried the letter to
her room a moment - later her face
looked pale. Behind her locked door
the next moment she sat down to read
it. With deliberate care she opened
tho envelope. It contained many thin
sheets written over in a clear, manly
hand. She sought methodically for
tho signature, and read the name that
had once been dear to her. A 6trange,
familiar look it wore. Much was
written between the lines of the 6tory
he told brieflv. He had left his native
land hot with passion and the 6mart
of their broken engagement. Shortry
after his arrival in India a report of
her marnage ha J reached him, and,
not doubting the truth of it, he paid
court to and hastily married the
irettv but shallow daughter ol an
English Colonel stationed there. Dur
ing the years that followed he had
striven to bear tho consequences of
Lis own mistake, and he had borne
them until the burdea fell from his
shoulders at a grave, He spoke of
his child iu words that brought tear's i
to the reader's eyes and then he
turned passionately to the old days,
and questioned her of the future.
The letter fell froji her fingers. She
felt as oeo rauM. fee! with the earth
rocking under foot. Was tho old love
dead in her heart deal like the
mother of iHs child? She.thought of
that giave u'ader the Iudianjpalms, and
ft feeling rosi 6low and strong out of
her heart. -No his part ia her life
had ended years before. She did not
hold herself blameless, but she had
Buffered once ; she had no wish to 6uf
fer again. She could not change the
pleasant, settled boundaries of het
life. Toward him and toward that lit
tle child of his her thoughts would
ever go kindly but hispart in her
life was over. She sent her answer
before she slept ; and life womt on as
if it had not paused. On the evening
before Thanksgiving Sylvia went ear
ly to choir practice, and Miss Barbara
sat down to read the city paper, which
had just arrived. A glowing fire
snapped in the grate.hatf a dozen car
nations scented tho air, and Ophelia,
th'j cat, purred lazily ct intervals.
Outside a round full moon shone high
iu the sky, and the frosty ground
sparkled in its radiance.
"Fire ! fire ! fire !" shouted a voice in
the street. Miss Barbara ru.-5ied to the
window ; before she reached it the de
moniac sbfiek of tho fire whistle, pro
longed and awful, smote upon her
ears. Then camo tho souud of run
ning feet. Snatching up a shawl, 6he
hastily locked the door and joined iu
a wild race toward the awed ing mur
murs that rose tumnltuoublv in tho
air. She was soon in the in;dst of the
oxcitement, but paused in the out
skirts of the crowd. It wan :t barn that
was burning, and it stood out against
tho 6mokc-blackencd sky a glowing
mass of triumphant fire. Thero was
no longer hopo of saving it, though
the hoae still played upon it. The
rescued horses stamped and neighed,
tho firemen shouted hoarse orders,
dogs barked aud a baby cried. Sud-
denly there arose a cry : "Look cut!
Look out !
One of tho frightened -animals had
sprung loose aud charged wildly for
ward. Mis Barbara felt herself
snatched up and borne persistently
through the shrieking crowd into a
deserted street whito with motnlight.
Her rescuer made no motion to release
her, and, startled and annoyed, she
turned her gazo full upon lain ; the
next instant her breath stopped, her
face turned white. She was gazing in
to tho faco of the man she once loved
the man whose letter sho had lately
answered. A flock of girls ran laugh
ing and calling into tho street. "Let
me go there are people about you
must let me go," she whispered sharp
ly. His arms dropped from her waist,
but he walked close to h'-r. side. She
moved away towards the further edge
of the walk.
A loose board shot suddenly down
under his feet the other end went up,
Miss Barbara went dowu. She tried
to rise, but fell back helplessly. Ford
ham dropped on his knct;s beside her,
"I am not hurt," she said, her lips
white and sot, "it is only my foot I
am afraid I must have a carriage."
Many weeks elapsed beTorj Miss Bar
bara was able to walk again. During
those weeks Fordham recsivad her let
ter, which had been for.vardeJ from
Bombay. He had been too wise to
await it there. Emmett had smiled
genially as he changed the address
upon that letter, lie had always
known that more of Fordham's heart
lay in the crib of his child than ia the
grave of his wife, but had not before
divined that his own communications
concerning "United Stalos bonds," as
he would have phrased it, were respon
sible for im friend s siiuiioii journey
across the seas. Fordham laid the let
ter unopened in M133 Barbara's lap.
He knew ths answer it contained, but
the writer had verbally admitted that
with only one foot to go upon she
found it impossible to escapo from
An All-Rouud Tbanksirin-r Dinner.
Bronco Pete "Whar's th' turkey?"
Alkali Ike "I set him outside to
cool, an' th cat et him."
Bronco Pete "Whar the cat?"
Alkali Ikr "A cayoto et hi-n."
Bronco Pete "Whar's th ciyote?"
Alkali Iko "Th grejhouad et
Bronco Pete "Whir's th grey
Alkali Ike "An Injan et him."
Bronco Bete "Whar's th' Injun 1
Alkali Ike -"A grizzly et him."
Bronco Pete " Whar's th grizzly ?"
Alkali Ike "Out thar."
Bronco P.te "Waal, we'll have tei
eat th' grizzly, Ike ; but I hate ter
take th leavin s uv a Thanksgiving
turkey like that." Harper's Bazar.
A OTemh?r Wail.
Th wild November comes at last
Beneath a v.Ml of rain;
Th night win-1 blows its folJa aid?,
Her faco Is full of paiu.
But wait till wil l NovemtyrV Ron,
Wh"a gla t Thanksgiving's faro
l3'aten, with its pies ac t cake,
r That j.am wilt b j el.-ewhere.
Baby Turkey "Mamma, da we cele
Mamma Tnrkey "No, my dear;
but if we're lucky we will celebrate
the day af ter." J u3 je, A
OCCURRENCE AORTII NOTEIXG
FROM ALL OVER THE STATE. ,
Gold Medals Awarded. I
The jury of award at the Atlanta
Exposition have given to North Caro
lina the gold medal for the Geological
Survey of North Carolina.
Jessie C. Speight has been elected
to the lower house of the Kentucky
Legislature from Hickman and Fulton
counties. Ho is 31 years old. Mr.
Speight' grandfather, Richard Dobbs,
was one of the signers for North Car
olina of tho United Ssates constitution.
And an uncle, Jesso Speight, served
in the United States Congress from
1832 to 1S3G from North Carolina, aud
was afterwards elected to the United
The stockholders of the Wilming
ton it Weldon Bailroad met in Wil
mington on Wednesday. Warren O.
Elliott was re-elected president and B.
F. Newcomer, II. Walters, Michael
Jenkins, J. P. McCay, H. B. Plant, J.
B. DeRossett, H. P. Willard, i. W.
Ward, K. B. Bordon and J. W. Nor
wood were chosen the board of direct
ors. All the officers of tho company
were re-elected. ' j
At Williamston Tuesday night two
woouen nmiuings occupied iy a
colored man as a storo aud residence
were burned. Two children in one of
the buildiugs were burned to death.'
The man and his wife and one child,
barely escaped. The other two chil
dren, upstairs, were entirely cut off by
me names, ana notnuig- could 6ave
Salem believes in helping the native
Christians by helpiug them practically.
Years ago Mr. C. G. Hegc, of Salem,
donated a saw mill to tho Alaska mis
sion, and last week, in response to an
appeal from Bishop Ilondthaler, J. A
Vanco and C. II. Voglo promised to
give n. steam mill to a Moravian mis
biouary iu Central America.
01. 1. m. jvougiass, Master in
Chancery, has filed liis report in the
case of the United States vs. D. L
jjoyu. ue iinas mat tnero was no
evidence of fraud iu the transaction bv
which Boyd purchased a largo tract of
timber land from the Indians. The(
report has not yet been nflirmed, says
the Asheviilo Citizen.
This decision disposes not only of the
claim of tho plaintiff, Mr. Stanford, to
the office of Librarian but also of the
controversy pending in relation to tho
Directors of tho State Penitentiary,
which was recently decided by Judge
Coble in ake Superior Court upon
tho precise point at issue in the Libra
Tho Baptist State Mission Board
nave ncia a meeting 10 make Borne
arrangement for the misson work of
Dr. Durham until tho annual meeting
of the Laptist State Convention next
month. Dr. Durham's successor will
then be appointed, as it is a convention
Buncombe county Farmers Alliance
has passed resolutionH endorsing the
actions of the Stato Alliance in de
pouncing the leaso of tho Norlh Car
olina Railroad, and decided to raise
money to assist teMiug tho legality of
The Carthage Brownstono and Luna
ber Company has been organized to
develop property near Carthage, under
laid with a tine quality of brownstoue.
and covered with a growth of lou
leaf pi no. Maine men are interested
The decision sustains in nil respects
the action of the Governor in his ap
pointment of directors to the peniten
tiary upon theground that thecdection
01 mriciors iv lue ljejasiaiure wus
The new mill of Mr. W. L. Holt, at
Fayeltevillo, will be two ttories high,
with basement, 400x100 feet in dimen
sions. About 400 looms and 10,000
spindles will bo put in, and the output
is 10 oe piam goojs.
A large factory for the mannfacrnre
of telegraph and telephone pins was
dtst roved bv lire at Wilkrsloro Tues
day. It was owned by R. M. Spain
hour, who places his loss at sevtra
Thero are now .112 Mudenis at the
State Uuiversitv. The new dectrie
lighting syptem is working well. To add
to the volume and convenience of the
tho water supply, several new wells
are being dug.
The Salisbury World learns that fire
at Lin wood Tuesday night destroyp
tho More and Mock of Fitzgruld
Raper. Los Sf ,500; insurance 2,000,
President Wiu.Mon, ol the Univer
ty ot -ortu l-aroiina, accepts an mvi
tation to deliver the coraraenccment
address at the University of Teim.
Monday the Crown Cotton Mills of
Greenslro, which have been refitted
with machinery, resumed work, with
The city of Raleigh, will vote on an
issue of $50,OvK) in bonds for street im
provements on January 1 4.
N. K. Stringfellow, of FindUy, Ohio,
has a contract t erect the new garbage
crematory at Charlotte.
A colored child burned to death at
Madison Tuesdav mornin?.
R. L. Iklk. will
factory at A It in.
otablifh a broom
Relieve It If You Wlh-
It is told by a eloae friend of Cajapo, anl
is understood by the powers that be ia Ha
vana, that th Cuban Insurrection will ermt
to an immediate end, for the reason that both
Oomes and Ma'eo. the leaders, bare teen
bonirht by thi hj.anbh Rovernment, and
while th price h.s not been delivered to the
seliera, the money for theiali now la Ha
ras. - -
Duo Co., of New Vork Say There !
N'o Reaction In JJusltifs,
R. G. Dan A Company in their weekly
review cf trai s tay: Failures for th flr.-t
half Noveaibcr amount to f 6.1 11.S03 agaiast
S602.030 last yeer ani 7,2HT9 in 1S9J.
allures for the wevk have two in th-j
United State apam-t 322 la -t year and 12 la
Canada baint 310 last year.
lleatrtion in tmmes there is none. I.norts
to eipL-iiu it. or to attribute it to hb or that
temporary iDfluenee, am watted. When
stoeks bought in advance ot consumption
have, b-n Worked off. men will be abl to
11 1i?e what final distribution Li t t- fiw t-
eit an I meanwhile, prices are dpre.s.l by
the selling of quantities iouc;m tor epeotim-
ion bv th' prevcire 01 stocks lor wnien con-
sum-rs have rot yet !n fvutd. ami bv th
b a that prie may go still lower.
ioll expert. naveiwo larr ajnuniine 10
f 2.237.000 lict week find presumably to 7.
3o0.000 this week, but are rather a result than
a ftt of existing condition.
Prixlueu are lowr, without diturbaneor
sirn of pani'1.
1 he eotton market ha ln alstei nil in
we k by small rtvejj.ts and remarkably btifT
statements of nnr -it y but ha Raial a six
teenth, thou-h some think short r"eiU
ffii d"literatly orjranlz.-J p?in-.T. It
begins to be a dwi.-ive fd :t Thi.t export are
small, partly tfeeause stocks abroad re
heavy, anl partly iw-i'nu.- th manufacturer
abroad ikvs not llnd a market f r th- u-jiwl
quantity of good, tho rliitbh teins erpwi.il-
Iu this eountrv tho eotton manufaoturer
has fared tetter than most others, c.'aidns
an eeissive rise aud th" roMiltio;? deoltn".
White torn prices were marked too rihch
when entton waj aoove 'J cents ami are low
er, most fjoods are held at quoted prices, aid
th" inMM ReiiorHlly have ord"rs to eover
work iuto next ys-ar, but it is beeominji a
question whether retail dis'.rtrmtlon ha
i t pji-o with manuid-turerj oraersor wiin
sales to retailers.
Iron and steel products am lowr, nvrv-
pinj 1 per cent, for the week and 7 r cent.
from the liit?loa.t. rc-emer, nutnraeite o. 1
aud bar beinj: quoted lower, wbil salej Inf
low quotations are Irequent. lliero is ire
quent competition for orders, most works
haviu a littlo anea-i. ana new iisin-s. u re
markably small. Structural work Is cut
down by tho striko of- house workers hnt
nnd quite a number of mi Hp, principally bar.
have stopped within a lew aays. iuo 1
cialions r-.'-nnirin ptl.'ep, but do not
enough to keep works bu?y.
KM If RATI ON IO HIE SOUTH.
Reports of It Are Attracting Attention.
Northern uud Western Farmers
Coming. Various Enterprises
Kor flio Week.
Reports to tho B'tUimro Manufacturers
Ilecord show that the question of emigration
to theHouth is attracting increased attention,
both in this country ant abroad. Many
Northern and Western farmers aro smoking
homes in the South, and arrangements are
being made for bringing settlers from Europe.
AiiMia Corbin. ofNewiork. reported last
week a3 going to build a 50-mile railroad in
Arkansas to open up lurgo plantations, is
bringing to this country nearly a thousand
Italians, mninly farmers, who, tt is reported
have purchased farms in the Arkansas section
which he controls. In some portions of the
South where Italian colonists have been set
tled for some years, the colonists have greal
iy prospered, not only in general farming,
but especially in fruit aud truck crowing
and have added largely to tho prosperity of
the country iu which they have settled.
Among industrial enterprises reported for
the week was a depot to cost about f 100 .0O)
to !e rni lit at Atlanta ty the Keaboard Air
Line. A location is leing potiKht in the
South by a commission of Northern HDd
Southern people for a million dollar cotton
mill enterprise. Alabama reports pipe works,
ice and cold storage plant, enlargement of
engine works, water works and fertilizer fac
tory; Arkansas, ice aud cold storage plant, a
20,000 Improvement company, wire fencing
and wood working factory; Georgia fmgnt
car works nnd aa enlargement of a eotton
mill; Louisiana, a 300-barrell rife mill; Mis
sissippi, :K)-ton iv) plant, electric light plant
ana water works; North Carolina. 10.000
spindle and 500-loom cotton mill; Texas $15,'
nilA l.ri'L- u'nrln a St Vi OJlO ..a .Ir I .
50,000 bri.-k works and tl5,000 ash and
blind factory; Virginia, J10.000 chemb-al
works, $15,000 stone crushing company, Imx
factory, brewery, etc. In addition to these,
there were a large number of miscellaneous
enterprises scattered throughout the South.
TIIK KX-CONSUL WALL Kit CASK.
lie May Stay in Prison and Try to Col
lect un Indemnity from France.
While the State iJepartment nt Washington
refuses to furnish any information retarding
tho matter, the impression exists there tlud
tho French government has notified Ambas
sador IZudis at Paris that it will not furnL-h
a copy of tho record of th court martin.
proceedings, against ex-Consul Waller, nsa
matter or right. .Mr. aiir r counsel, Mr
t rammona jenieiv. 01 nsninctnii. -
lieves. however, that the record 111 l fur
ni-hed to Ambassador Lu.stis, if requested
a? n matter of courtesy.
It is not improbable that Mr. Waller will
lie n-'tifleii by the Stato Ix.partmejii that the
Ireneli Government will release binj from
custody a- a matter of grace if this govern
ment will waive the question of indemnity,
Ko far, apparently, he is in iynoranee ot thin
fact. Mrs. iall"r ftrenuously Insints upon
a payment of damKn in compensation to
his imprisonment, but it is not unlikely that
the whole matter will bo referred ti the. ex
consul to divide for himself. Should he
prefer to remain in prl-ion upon tho chance
jt olta'ning the indemnity, the Stito De
partment and his counvJ will do tho b3t
possible for bsca uader th circumstances.
A Meamahip Kink ItarU.
Tl"7r4 Lino stevnsblp Niasar. Cap
tain 0ker, fro-n Nv York, report tbat
Mi ran do-c and sank th American bark
William hale. Captain Coombs, off 'iri
llenlopen. Captain Coombs. th) mate and
rive featnen ot tne miliara 11 lies were save I
aad Ave men were loit.
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