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'A DE VI OC RATIO FAMILY NEWSPAPER.
MARION, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20,1895.
Ml- ; N WALL STREET.
i? I'r-pff 1 Ty til Committee
'.Z-.t Ki-Iation .re Voted Ilown,
. !lo!i.! II I! i I'fmel W Itliout n
ius Y'tc L"mnine:it of the I-'or-.-...--.I'.i
i7.il (' j ir.ittilaten.
n 1 nat, ml without a dli-
, th) H.uvi M'.l providing for
-is hour: lary commission recom-I.--.-;
-r.t G'::velaa I was pasei
:1 .-.a en Sear.". This action
:, i - ion. of exciting interest ,
. : ..s 1 v S n i'or.' na? frequently
hvotr-s u' 'Q thy nei'?sity
i '. oared thiir purpoo
-I I'-ut'y pr-hion, and th-a
l-.'t urii u'-ri 1': 1 for the
of .showing (ir -Ht J.ritain
.'.ii-T.--- :n tmitodin sup.
si-; rati'-n'.-i j 'die v.
tii'Tt ty.n a ireaindou3
A only t i) twenty
1 on lh" other sid
e, stock li-:,ol here.
,i a is i-.h. A gt .siter drop la a
.".- t'-v.-r known nn-1 tL -ro wcr
--. Mvi'-y vf;ii h ud t Ret, and
it to ninety per cat. at ono time
.:. ii all we.-o (lie complications
: l 1 1 t.'.ii'i larvan th 'j trouble
.nd Jlnaaeial hit nation, but the
.-i ''-"i w.t-s .reipit.ite 1 lint iy
... ; : liie Loii'.o.i market on small
!:: u f-- iirili-. and, fcon I, by
; il by V, i:,'!i.s!i hoii'-es of all their
.-. - . that they could shut the
t of Comerco of New Y'ork
''i-1 it4! .r .j-vt of c.i! Iia a sp
.!. t fuii-ihr the l're.-iid!it'3
round that ; such a meeting I
is still an abforb-
i di -.-ion iu England and oa
i.i ' i r. ir.,e. A noteworthy fea-
liiianimity of tl'.e llai'lish' pre.s.,
.f party. The weekly review.si
in -i- .in the:ubjcct au 1, almost1
. ; t .:!, ll.-y follow the lead oP
i.i - r.:..iriiu Lord Sal'.-ibnrv and
I .'. ; i at of the United Stales to
.rS.rr.t: ! -rt (diall les ':aplo:d.
h ': s'i P.irU ia-p''rtsaa int.-rview
I. I I mi -i '. a .veil -Icnown French
'?- thai Mr. Clev lau l's ntti
-r i r -r up. .a arbitration ia noblo
I: !--i.ri newspapers have, be
i n:-. n Cie tOii , ;in 1 th"y pn
; al a Ij i -tin-'at of tho diflleulty.'
a A j : r i .-1 n f.ecuritie.s on th'v
s -!i ii in r. ivdae l, aro Tiling
ai ' y. un It tho indueiico of ai
i'i.r.1 S-unte s ".at a cablo me.,sae
, !..' i ' i (.. t h Senate of the United;
;'e d'"ii!le 1 manner in which'
l. v. I.iiil ha I tr sated the Vii-!
;: ti. i'ne ili.;eiissiun in the
'. -r w.i rnarke I by great eu-i
1 ACE AT VENEZUELA.
M.o it II
Country ami It Vl
I; 'i'lli.- d Ve:ie;ai"ln ha
if .- Ui'' I Mi t eoir.tiaratively
riV ;..r ..-r I'M year, it,
'i :t 'V t ii a" t lie alt'-nti'iii of
th' I'liit'' 1 States I ii'ii;
1 . t 'iw s i-t' t rspub.ic on
i rr.''pienily t. -en sts hj I, in
- d -;iito ith Falkland over
: ', a n i'i country. It is fo
':;:! s ';i-e, wivn con-,
!i!"td !;';uiativeiy with the
t . u : . i -iu i eoiii pa ( l-iiii.",-
V. ,? OJlfNOCO ff.'V
r.-:o t'V. C or 0 ' i'lfcC
' .r .0 'Ti:, f-,'.- '..via V-1'
t'.iaa Fraa a
i. It is 01
-of T- (
"a is a largo
rm iny, and,
111 extent to
si io, I iaho..
o,-.'ther. Incta iiug
;.t with England.
'. of altuot k'0,00
t't'.c nrtb. -rn cud of South
t Ca-i:..'..c.in Sea to the
1:11 ie l) ' sin on tho cast, and
- ia t!i interior, Veueiuvia is
t"l I'.' tii n.UULSil eienieuts.
u i r.m -.'.; reirstiow cappvl
1" -y ii An Vs. tho Co i-t
'tr.ia Mouu'ai'os. Speaking
fly every Srite in the c.aait rv
- :o s i.ne .icgrec Am-Uig the
.'ountry varies in tempcra
lerr.tc to vcrv cid.l. Tif tcn
viu at the height of 7uo) feet1
-a 1 until within feet of
Rojo vthn level arc the hof
' ' v.-r t.-.f0 riv- rs anl br-'k in
: : whi.di over 43.1 are aftdueiu- o
' 'i'i.e Orinoco is ii'iv.ca' l" "
;,c o.'csn, an 1 taps the f.-rsii
1 f t s-j int.-rior of tho Coioaibia F.e
'" ' ' of t!i navigible tribu" :iri-s
' :.' rtri south anl join th-
' " triie.jtaries, thu oj.ning a
: to the sea. Re-id ss th's uet
: r.v. r-. there aro two lar-e inlnn I
of whie'i. I.ak Mara-aibo. i as
- tie- Gr.-at S ill Lake in Utah, with
.' "f 210) s.pura roile.c. Th other,
': -i 1, ij 17J0 feet abava the sea
''I is a Fe leral Reoublic. Its Con
a is mo teled on those of the United
-i Switzerland. It gives autonomy
:tat4 latin. tCAleieratic Xktr
I 1 V
CARACAS. THE CAPITAL OF VENEZUELA.
ar 'ij.ii fc.-oti'ii-, frii sp-ieea. fre press,
rdi'iom lilrrty, security of j.tr.-on aal ;
pro;. :iy. protiibiti :a of slaverv, aa l noix- '
prisori'veat for debt. Ji.u lu Venezuela ;
thera h n writ of habeas corprn an 1 no i
rial by jury. The leih! alive i.ower is '
lo-It-rt 1 iu a Senate and a II ou of D'pv.tie?. .
There are three Senators from each Slate, i
aa l, with thHr alternate", they f.erve four
y'ar. One Dfputyis aj portioned t j eaeh !
.'i5,000 inhabitants. Thj Veuzuebm Con- !
pre-s consists of 27 Sjaators and 53 D;.u- I
The ror'Ul tlon of Venezuela is 2,100 000 ,
hy the l.tt-vi ei;--:-. Oa t.u r i i -e ur A-ui I
tSe army i;-i.nber., 70'X) u.en. la caV3 of v.. 1
the e. ' i v f 'ive ran b tae l t :O.OjJ f
"'"'s 'ih'j anna it rev-nu ; of ib-t coaati V )'- !
."j.a00.' OJ, of whi,.'h f.v)dUrds is fr-jrn Ju-;4 !
toni.o duties Vi-.n.'zu-:l i iiiporm hhi;.'
13.0'J''0 w.;r:iiof rner driu 'i-e and rx
port ?13 00'i.Oil worth. Ili j taseiivj eX- J
port Ii i:u-v v pr'iT to 'Jl5.0lor,rb per an- I
num. V-n-z i'd a buv-? 1.0i)0,o,o v.-orth of !
t"o !s v irly fro n G at liritain, ant s-ti-i I
John Dull only 4-jOOj'J') worth annui'lv. '
T!iiUn:tel Sta-es lou-'it i 12.000.0 W worth
of t;oo is from Yetier.uelH in Hdl. Thi inter-
nal debt anion urs to 7.5 0.01 ' I
The t-.veoutive power of VtiU'-zao'.a is v
(' 1 I
in a l're-ideut, win aitt in eonjun :i-r wdh
niHii5iti 't an l tho h-ral Couu -it. 11
hoidn ot"!l:e for two vear-, and cannot bj
at once rv-tslecie 1. The Fd t-rat Coua jil is
compos M or a iSenator an I Deputy from
ea - h State an 1 a Deputy from the Federal
in-ar.et, onosea t.y Congress from anion its
own members, for ths term of two year.
'Ihe Federal Coun dl choos-'S the Prt-aid-nt
of Venezuela from its own rank:. Theeourts
are organize 1 mueh like tho-o of the United
State;. There is a syti n of free publi-.
heaools. The Folerai District corrnoud.i
to the District of Co nm'.aa.
Tn 5 chief city u! Veue?a da is th'i capital,
Cfira --a-". It h av a p ojmintiou of 75.000 per
citie.5 am Valcn
Maracailo, "3,0-jO; Dir-
fpuomento, 32,0j0, and Ciudal Lolivar.
In one of the flue public 9 piares in Car
ae;s is a larira statue of O Joro Washington.
Venezuela remained under Spanish rule
until 1311. when -Simon l'.olivar procltmed
her independent. The independence of Ven
eznola wns reeorrnized by Spain ia 1315. In
ISKj a series of civil wars l-e-'an, and did not
closo until 1370. Ail slaves' were emanci
pated in 1351. InlSSta Federal Constitu
tion was drawn up. Guzman Blanco became
Dictator iu 1S70, when he was electei Fre-i-dent.
The people of Venezuela are in the main
rVscende 1 from the Spaniards. A good deal
of Indian blood has been ininsled with tho
Spanish strain. They aro a talented ana
courteous people, who bear the reputation
of b'.-in lino lighters. A considerbio part
of VcneuuIa is still practically unexplored,
an I i- inhabited by nnorisjiut's. The. re
public is divided into nine Stat"s, a Federal
Distri d and live Federal Territories. Therj
;.:-e :3:)03 miles of telegraph wire. Five steam
sain lines piy along the Venezuelan coasts
aal through tho rivers. There, aro 231
miles of railroads. The monetary usli of
Fucam'-ry is the bolivar, opial to lit1
cTiti A'n ri Mi. motley.
Car., a.-, the capita!, is situate 1 in tho7.J.
; "a a ao. sevca nrs distant from tVo
I'arrio .-.a c oa-i. Tn -. city is regul:ly
: . err. f.rj l o main .streets, whicu
t a -a i.tl. at rigiit Kiiies. Th?;-3 aro
- -v . . u par Tli" ity whs ahnc-t to-
ill v d ' rvc'. by an earth pnke In 131.
4StsSS BOUNDARY CLAIMED
M . .
o BOUNDARY CLUMeO
C jvernnicnt ia the region enclosed between th black and
a'd it th" Northwestern province of British Guiana. Ven
,er buig-standing claim to the mining region south of th
south "baween the Essopiibo River and Mount liornima ia
r.ic. F.xonr.s ro thf: south.
Thousands 1 'pon Thousands Leaving
t lie Northwest in Prairie
S c h o o tiers.
A Cinncinnati telegram says: All the roads
in the vicinity of Bowling Green are throng
ed with whitoanvassed wagons, single, in
groups and by the scores, bound for Alaba
ma and other Southern States, but priaci
cipally Alabama. The voyagers were induc
ed to leave their homos ia the northwest by
the severe weather, droughts and awful c-d l
nn l by generous filers made by land .-yudi-cates
in the South. They are ah pe. ptc rd
good morals and intelligent,. ,ir,d wiii a id
greatly to the prosperity of the s.uth. The
wagoiis get together at Memphis, where th-y
cross the river. It is estimated that 2').000
persons pass d South in thf wagon trains
this we.-k and that 30.000 tte re are coming.
There are, according to the Washington
Post. 233 lawyers in Congress, forty-one
farmers, twenty-seven editors, twer ty-eight
rr.anufaeturers, one railroad manager, two
.teauibont owners, fourteen teachers and col
lege professors, twenty-live bankers, twenty
merchants, one house builder, three clergy
men, seven who say they are "engaged ia
business," eight doctors, on architect, one
music teacher. o.w otiv-r of oil wells, live
miners, two insurance agents, one theater
manager, one u-.nnuh. -turcr -f ice, thre
civil engineers, nine lumbermen, two owners
of stone quarries, two real estate ag-uts, ens
pharmacist anl one steamboat certain.
President Again Appea's
HE ASKS IMMEDIATE ACTION.
In a Time of I"er and Aipreheriion, He
Says, He Askn Such Prompt Aid us Con
We Atone JIa tU Tcver t Give to
1'ivvent Any Stcrifice of the l'eople In.
Urests or I;np .irinent of l'ublic Credit.
President Cleveland has again appealel to
Congress for the pnactment of legislation, for
the relief of thu Treasury an I the mainten
ance of the National credit. Tho heavy wiih-
.Irawals of gol 1 an 1 the belief that, owing to
the flurry over the Venezuelan situation and
the disposition on the pare of foreign inves
torstouaioa 1 Amerkau securities, these with
drawals would continue for some time,
brought the Administration face to face with
the necessity for action without a moment's
delay. Tho President sent a message to
Congress puttinir the situation before that
bo ly, and plainly saving thnre ought to be
no recess for tho holidays, or for any other
purpose, until some action has been taken to
correct the evils oTour system of finance and
insure the confidence of the world in the
cre l t of the Government and the soundness
of the Treasury. Hi makes no .soeeifle ree-
b nmen lations. further than cabing atten-
ition to tnosa ma te in nis last annual mes
pagn. His message on the pubieisi? fol
lows: To the Congress:
In my last annual message the o'is of onr
present financial system were plainly pointed
1 Ut and the causes aud means of the deple
tion of Government gold were explained.
t was therein slated that after all the efforts
hat had been male by the executive
raach of the Government to protect
Our goht reserve by the Issuan-e of
f loads amounting to more than $102,000,003,
fcuh reservo then amounted to but little
more than $73,000,000; that about $16,000,
t 0'J had been with irawn from such reserve
during the month next previous to the dato
'of that messag, and that quite large with
drawals for shipment in the immediate
jfu' nre were predicted.
Tho contingency then feared has reached
'tis, and the withdrawals of gold since the
Icotutnunication referred to and others that
jappear inevitable, threaten such a doplotion
jin our Government trold reservo as brings
us face to face with the necessity of f arther
taction for its protection. This condition is
intensified by the prevalent in certain quar
ters of sudden and unusual apprehension
'and timidity in business circles.
; Wo aro in the midst of another season of
perplexities, caused by our dangerous and
;iatuous financial operations. These may be
Expected to recur with certainty as long as
dh.ere is no amendment iu our financial sys
tem. If in this particular instance our pre-
.dieameut is at all inttu"nced by a recent in
! sistenco upon the position we should occupy
in our relation to certain questions concern
I ing our foreign policy, this furnishes a sig
' nalnni impressive warning that even the
I patriotic sentiment of our people isnot an
! adequate substitute for a sound financial
I Of course there can be no dou' t in any
' thoughtful mind as to tho complete solvency
; ' ;t our Nation, nor can there be any just ap
1 prehension that the American people will ba
: satisfied with ie-s than an honest payment
-A our public obligations in tho recognized
: ;uoney cf tho world. AVe should not over
! look the fact, however, that arouse I fear is
j jiareasoning and must be taken into account
; tn all efforts to avert public loss aad the
i Sacrifice of our peop'e's interests.
Trie real an l sensible cure for our recur
' ring troubles can only be effected by a cotn
I plete cb&nire in our nnau?ial scheme. Fend
j jng thai the executive branch oi tho Gov
1 Tnment will not relax its etTorts nor abandon
its determination to use every means within
j its reach to miiutaiu before the world
1 American credit, nor will there be any heai-
tation in exnibitiug its couflJen:e in the
j rt sources of our country and the constant
! pa.r.i.tisni of oar people.
In "new. however, of tnc p culiar situation
j now confronting us. I Lave ventured to
: her-:'n express the earnest hope that the Con
; 're.-s. in defau't of the inauguration of a
be; ier system cf finance, will not take a re
! eesi from its labors before it has. by legis
; buive ena-.tQient or declaration, done o:re-
thin not only to remind those appre
i heasive anions our people that the re
; sources of this Government and a scrupulous
I regard for hone-t dealing, afford a sure
j guarantee of unquestioned safety and sound
j res-, but to reauro the world that with
: These factors ana the patriotism of our citi
: sens, the ability aa l determination of our
j Nation to meet in any circumstances tvery
I obligation it incurs do not admit of ques
i I ask at the hanls of the Congress such
! prompt aid as it alone has the power to irive
I to prev-jnt in a time of fear anl apprehen
i s'.on auy savril'ce of the people's interests
in 1 the oublie fun Is or the imoairoieat of
; our public credit m an effort t.y executive
' action to retteve the d in ger of th- present
' emergen". Gp.ovi-t Cleveland.
Hx-eut."e Maa-i.-a. December 2 . lSt3.
Mrs. Rtanfor 1's Sacrifice;.
The bame of Mrs. I.eiand Stanford
will at loast ought go down la his
tory Pesiile that of Quoen Isabella; in
iltvl. lr will have greater lusrre, for
th proud quevT of Arragoa doubtless
vas well persuaded by tho eloquence
of Columbus that a new empire was
awaiting Lor, aud it is easy enough to
rislc even crown jewels when an em
pire whore jewels are as pebbles In
the brooks, is in -trr..vt. Rut Mrs.
Stanford. i:i making personal sacrifi
ces t keep open the Stanford univer
sity, has no empire for herself In view,
and her acriiiees are all the more co
Mo because they are made to open the
empire of knowledge to others. Wom
ankind. Itecrattlns l:in rt Rtot.
A riot has o?eurre I la Cuzco, Peru, caused
by forced ncthod3 of recruiting. Ta3 mi i
tary subdued the outbreak aal torturel the
Sub-Prefect anl other prisoners by order of
the military comminder. Mors troops nav
been sent to th scene to restore order, aal
new Prefect has been appointed.
THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS.
A Synopsis of the Proceedings of Both
In the Senate on Tueaiay Mr. Call, of
Florida, oilred a reilutis.t, which went j
over until We la slay, for the tppointmeut ;
of a select coaimiUeo to investigj'.e the sub- j
jeet of organized etTorts of corpurati ocs to j
control the ei xtiowS of laembi'rs of Congress j
and toinflueu:e legislation; Mr. HcusbrougU. j
ci Nortu Dakota, a ini to prevent the uesvec
ration of the national Hag, whi-h was refer
red to the ju li-iary committ'.. Th e Senate
then listened with intense inter- -t to the
reading of the Fresi leafs meBca ,e accom
panying the Venezuelan ?orrespCL ieace, aad
evidences of approval were equally strong
and significant on both sides 01 tt'e chamber.
In the Senate on Wednesday Mr. Hid. of
New York, introduced a till ".to repeai the
law which provides that no person who held
commissions ia the army or n-.vy of the
L nlted States at the begiamng fl ae late re
bellion and who afterwards Ber A in any
capacity in the military, naval c
vice of "the Confederate State? t
apointed to any position in the it
of the United States. A rs
agreed to. calling on he Fres
-s il be ap
y or navy
jt for all
diplomatic correspondence and other infor
mation respecting tho establishment of post
routes by Great Britain or the Dominion cf
Canada over or upon United States territory
in Alaska; also respecting the occupation of
that territory by the military or civil autnor
ities of GreatBritaia ort"anada;also respect
ing any othr attempt by Great Britain or
Canada to assert auy claim to the territory
of the United States "in Alaska.
Cn Thursday the Senate ha 1 under consid
eration the IIous3 Venezuelan bili. but after
spending sop.j.t! time in the dissuasion of it
that body adjourned without accomplishing
anything, luc Senate does not seem Inclin
ed to act with the promptitude of the
On Friday, after talking over it for several
hours the Senate pa.-sed tae House bill on
tho Venezuelan commission, voting down its
own committee amendments. A resolution
was passed that the .Finance Cunmittee
consid'T the propriety of free coinage at the
present time. A message was received from
the Presideut asking that no recess oe taken
untill after financial legislation necessary to
preserve the credit of the government had
In the Senate Saturday a resolution was
introduced directing the Secretary of the
Treasury to coin tho silver bullion ia the
Treasury into standard silver uoiiars ana to
pay with theni the crti.'i -ates issued under
the law of July 11th. 1SU0. in purchase of
bullion, also to pay ihe greenbacks in stand
ard silver dollars or in gold, using whiehever
may bo most abundant or convenient. The
President s financial message .was uenouneea
by S uiators Stewart aud DuBois. A greeting
from the federal Senate of Brazil to the
United States Senate on the '"worthy message
of P. osident Cleveland, which so strenuously
guards the dignity, sovereignty and freedom
of the American nations." was communicated
from the State Department and was read and
referred to the committee on foreign rela
tions. The fortifications bill, introduced with
an ''emergeeey clause'' making the appro
priation of 487,000.000 immediately available,
if so ordered by the President. The Senate
adjourned until Tuesday.
On Wednesday the House passed a bill by
a unanimous vote authorizing the Venezuela
boundary commission to be appointed by the
President, aad appropriating ono hundred
thousand dollars lor its expenses. The House
adjourned until Friday, after providing for
a holiday recess from that day to January
There was nothing of special importance in
the House on Friday. It was genera ily un
derstood that the House will not adjourn for
the holidays as early as was expected on ac
count of the financial message.
Speaker 11 -ed in Hie House on Saturday
announced his li-t of committees for this
Congress. The message of the President
urging congressional action to relieve the
present financial distress was read and re
ferred to the committee on ways and mean,
as was also the resolution providing for a
holiday recess. It was stated hy the leaders
of the House that the pressdenfs recommen
dation would be followed and no holiday
recess taken. A resolution was agred to,
authorizing the committee on appropriations
to sit during the sessions of tbeHou3e; also a
simular resolution was agreed to for the
committee on wavs and means.
On Mondav a bill was introduced in the
House similar to th one introduced by Mr.
Henderson in the last Congress to coin the
bullion in the Treasury; also a joint resolu
tion for a constitutional amendment provid
ing for the election of United States Senators
by direct vote of the people.
MEEKLY REVIEW OF TRADE.
Ihe Message Hat Scarcely Affected
Dan A Co., of Now Y'ork, in their weekly
review say : Failures for two weeks of De
cembershow liabilities of S6.510.451 against
r6.8i0.10l lasUear, and -?n,07t006 for the
same week so far of the year.
The strong Americanism of the President's
message has given its ch:irajter to the week.
Popular feeling was profoundly moved, but
excepting ia slock and cotton markets, busi
ness was remarkably dnH and scarcely af
fected. Selling of securities held abroad was
a natural hr.-t impulse, though the sellers are
not unlikely ia time to discover that no other
securities arc sat r from international com
plications than American.
Cotton has aeclined one-quarter and wheat
about 2 cents. The markets in thi3 country
no not a 1 upon tiic, theory that any inter
ruption of foreign relations is to be excret
ed. Coming at a time whea nearly aii pro
duce markets are inactive and industries un
usually dull, the disturbance has aflected
values much less than might have been ex-
Net because of any foreign question, but
solely because of influences which have been
in continuous operation for months, prices
of manufacture 1 goods continued to decline
Pri ea of Iron and steel navo fallen about 3
per cent, for the week and are now 3 per
cent, below their maximum. B s-semer pig
and grey forge and most kinds of finished
produets having yi' lded more or less, pur
chases by the great s te-I companies, it is now
evident, were mt; !: ia excess of their actual
consumption, and it is believed that some
furnaces will have to r-n-pend production, as
the demand for manufactured products is too
small to support tne output, estimate lor
the year at ;v3-7.t-30 tons ! v the Pittsburg
Ame'ri -an Manufa- turer. Minor metals are
There is no .-hinre ef importance in the
market for cotton goods, which is not active
enough to 1 rcvei.t so'n accumulation.
Print cloths are a shade weaker. The mar
ket for woolen goo 1 has not improved.
fcai of woc-i r.re mainly cr-nOned to i tu
rn -Mi :t reeds t-i :r Vtufa.tarers, who are
buying bat little aoeai. Th Imports of
woolen goods e..-tir.ue very large, though
smaller than a month ago.
Tne rnovea.:;t of cott on .ontinaes com
paratively smali. bat e-ti males -f consump
tion here and abroad t--c:n to take the place
in a mea-ure of c.-timate f yield, as mar
kets for goods are gneraJy Jnii. There was
a .-hade f a P- an e in the price uatil foreign
qn stioas disturbed the market, but it closed
with a one-fourth d'-cliae.
vp". t ucky Wife Comnit Murder.
Mrs. James W. Nally, agcl t weLty-three.
killed rrofe.-sor Frank Dougherty, a guest
in herhome. naar N-w Hcpe, Ky., after a
struggle to protect her heno .
A Self-Sapportins Tenlte itiary.
The Illinois Penitentiary, at Joliet. ac
cording to the warden's r.-port. I entirely
e 1 f -s a p p o rt i a g.
representatives Have Ileen Assigned
to Their Work.
Speaker Bed Saturday announced th.9
House committee as-igamcnts as follows:
Foreign Affairs: Bepullieans Hilt, lili
ncis, chairman; Draper. Massach'isetts;
Adams, Jr., Pennsylvania; Quigg, New
York; Couslis, Iowa; Taft, Ohio; Smith,
3Iichigan; Heatocle, MliiL.es. Ma; Tearson,
North Carolina. Democrat MeCrnry,
Kentucky; Price, Louisiana; Lueknor, Y:r.
ginia-. Funsmore. Arkan-.j Money, Missis
sippi: Newlands, Nevada.
Ways and M'-ans: I; publicans Dingier,
Maine, chairman; I'ayn. New York; Dall
reil, Pennsylvania: Hopkins. Illinois. Gros
venor, Ohio; lius.svll, Connecticut; Doiiver,
Iowa; Sieele. In uiar.a: Johnson, North Da
kota; Evamj, Kentucky; Tawney, Min
nesota. Democrats Crisp. Georgia; McMil
lan. Tennessee; Turner, ieorgia: Tarsney,
Missouri; Wheeler, Alabama; McLaurin,
South Carolina. v
Appropriations: Republicans CannoD, Illi
nois, chairman; I'.iagham, T'ennsylvania:
Goutt, Vermont: Northway. Ohio: Stone,
Pennsylvania; Arnold. Bhode Island : nayner.
Nebraska: 1)1. Kansas ; lhtucy. New Jersey;
Hereon way, Indiana; McCall. Tenness' .-.
Democrats Savers. Texas; Dotkery, Mis
souri; Livingston. Georgia; B oo.tson.
Louisiana; Layton. OhiotBiriMt. NewYork.
Coinage, W eights and .'deasarcs : I.e,.ubu-
cans C. W. Stone. Pennsylvania, chainur.a;
llartinan. elontanii; Lou-iensuau-ser, New
Jersey; Hunter, Kentucky; Brewster, New
ork; Hadley, llliiif.i-: .dcCiure, l):iu;
Southard, Ohio; FaircliiiJ. New York; Can
non, Utah. Domocrat: Allen, Mississippi;
Bankhtad, Alabama; M T.ae, Arkansas:
Bparkman. Florida; Spencer, MissiistpM;
Military Affairs : Hull. Iowa, chairman.
1'ucinc Baiiroads : l'owers, Vermont,
Inter-State and Foreign Commerce: Hep
burn, Iowa, chairman.
Judiciary: Henderson. Iowa, chairman.
Rules: Republicans Speaker Reed, chair
man: Henderson, Iowa: Dalizeil. Democrats
Crisp, Georgia; McMillan, Tennessee.
Rivers and Harbors: Hooker, New Y'ork.
Railways and Canals C'h!ek?ring, New
Immigration and Naturalization Eatholdt,
Indian Affairs Sherman. New Y'ork,
Public Buildings and Grounds Milik.cn.
Merchant, Marine and Fisheries Payne,
New York, chairman.
Banking and Currency Walker, Massa
Naval Affairs Boutclle, Maine, chairman.
Flections. No. 1: Chas. Daniels. Now York;
Royse, Maryland; Cooke, Illinois; Leonard.
Pennsylvania; Moody, Massachusetts; Lin
ney, North Carolina; Dinsmore, Arkansas;
B a-tlett, Georgia; Kem. Nebraska.
Elections. No. 2: H. U. Johnson, Indiana;
Strode. Nebraska; Prince. Illinois; Taylor,
Ohio: Millex, West Virginia; Long. Kansas;
Harrison. Alabama; Maguire, California;
Flections, No. 3 ; Samuel W. McCall, Mas
sachusetts; Thomas, Michigan; Barton, Ohio;
Walker, Virginia; Overstreet. Indiana; Cod
ding, Pennsylvania: Bell, Texas; DeArmon i.
Missouri; Jones, Virginia.
War Claims : . Mahon, Pennsylvania, chair
man. Flection of President and Vice-President :
Curtis, New York, chairman.
Private Land Claims : Smith, Illinois,
Expenditures in the Agricultural Depart
ment: Gillett. New Y'ork. chairman.
Expenditures Department of Justice: Fl'is,
Expenditures Public Buildings: Settle,
North Carolina, chairman.
Territories: S'ranton, Pennsylvania,
Public Lands: Lacey. Iowa, chairman.
Invalids Pensions: l'iekkr, S. D., chair
man. Labor: Phillips, Pennsylvania, chairman.
Agricultural; Wadsworth, New York,
Mississippi River Levees: Ray, New York,
Mines and Mining: Aiken, Michigan, chair
man. Irrigation of Ari l Lands: Herman, Ore
Militia: Marsh. Illinois, chairman.
Patents: Draper, Massachusetts, chair
man. Post-office and Post Bonds: Loud, Califor
Reform in the civil Service: Brosius, Penn
sylvania. Manufacturers: Apsk-y, Massa husctts.
Education: Grow. Penusly vania, chair
man. Ciaims: Brurnra, Fennslyvania, chairman.
Library: Harmcr, Pennsylvania, chair
Perkins, Iowa, chairman.
Loudensbtgcr, New J-r?ey
Alcoholic Liquor Trafn
of Laws: Bower, Califorr.ii,
Ventilation and A-
r. I -wa. chairman,
.n-tics Linton, Mi- h-
Distrh t f Cd-imbU-Bat
. Wi- .-ojisuj,
Expenditure.- in the Navy Department
Tho;cas. Mi.diigan. chairman.
Expenditure.-; in the Jiepartm' ut cf se;ite
Quigg. N-w Yurk, chairtii in.
Expenditures j;1 the Tr.-aury Depart a.eat
firosero-. O .., hairm.'tp.
E-m er.ditur. s in the War Department
Grout. Vermont, chairman.
Expen-ii;i:r s ii: the Department of the
Interior Curtis. Kansas, chairmftn.
THEHALTIMORE FLAN I'RF.VAILS
C. F. A; X. V. Railroad to be old as a
The bou lholder- of the Caj-e Fear A Yad
kin Valley Bailroad n.-t Monday in Baltimore
and discussed the future of the j rop"rty and
the plans of the Baltimore anl Nov York
holders for it? di-po-sd. The meeting was
very exciting an 1 voMitr;"-! mere than three
hour. Abo a; 100 f.ons were pre. .r.t.
The Ba.ti.-r: s-r: ; Ian c.temt i.-.Te i the .-.;..
.d the ro 1 1 a- a v.tiM-. wh:l t:o N-w Y-.r-:-ers
insict that th tare- ir, .;.s of th - 1 :: 1
ur-n v hi- h thr. e f r..orte:.-'e k.- is
kr. v.-a as A. B and C nr.; ..-t.-t..n lin
sold sr aratei v for tne .-t -A the ,o
cf the re'pei tiv s --uriti -. I -ra; ngr--d
that a majority . f the LslJ'.rs of tae thr-e
series sh.-ul 1 l n-e, -trv to a .'.e.-Lsion
I A icri'oritv of the N -w Yorkers esd'-red
the New York laa. w:ie tS't Li:t. tn- :
holders of the B a:.d J ri-s w . ia tl:
majontv and tn- vote c- a whsie was ia
favor of the Bi.tlrr.'.re .s,xmitt-.- la:.. th
total t-ing: Fr the N- w 1 ork ;l tn t' iO,
(00; f ..r the Biltimore plan t1,.;i.C0O.
Pr-'poitio!'-, vtere n-eivel frrm the
iv-a- c ari Air Ln- ?.-; 1 the -ath-.-rn Kulway
Conipauy f.-r lb- J-a-e of ihe roa 1 r tie"
Baltimore an 1 N-x Y"f pians r j .'-av. lr.
Tne fight will now t- t--;;Tito the . .--urt-.
To Make rype- tting M..ehi!jc.
The Mergnthikr Linotyj-i Cumpoi
ny, of New York, his betn incorpora
ted to mauufacture type-ca--tir;g anl
tvpe-setting ratchines in Brooklyn.
The capital is 1 " t00. The di
rectors are 1. O. Mills, Ogdn Mills,
Wra. C. WLita-y, Whitelaw Bcid,
Thiliip T. Dodge" and The. J. Ben
gan, of New York city; J. N. Clcj
hane, of EojlewooJ, S". J.; Saancl
M. Bryan r.ai Geo. L. Bradley, of
MINE EXPLOSION IX CHATHA3I.
Fire Damp Catches 3Ien in the Cum
A fatal explosion of gas at the Cum
nock Coul Mines in Chatham county-,
caused quite a lot of excitement on
Thurs lay. One report waa that of the
40 men ut work in tho mine cone mere
saved. Another was that six bodies
had been taken ortt. Mr. II. A. Lon
don, of 1'ittsboro, paid physicians were
bein hurried to Cumnock from all
near-by ointa. The miners are near
ly nil natives, tLere being very few
"scale men." Mr. London recalls a
terrible explosion at these mines (then
kuown as the Egypt mines) just before
the war. lie heard the noise of that
explosion while at Fittsboro. At that
time the property belonged to Peter
G. Evans. Ihe noio of Thursday's
explosion w a heard at Moncare, 14
miles away, Mr- London says, and
sounded like thunder. v
THIB TT- EIGHT VZAV.
Advices from Culun regarding the
coal mine uisaster at Cumnock, are
that id jiersona were-, caught by the
explosion nnl that all hope of rescuing
them was, abandoned, owing to fire
dim', vhich at several times nearly
overt'i me those who attempted to res
eat' th j i'liprisoaeJ rnen. Once two
nf the rescuers were iu sight of some
of the victims, but had to retire in the
fa.'3 of overpowering fire damp. A
telegram receive! says there are 33
dea l and that 25 escaped. Telegraphic-
communication with the. scene of
the disaster is diulGult.-
THE C O . F E 1 1 EN C Ii ADJOURNS.
The Presiding Elders and Some of the
More Important Appointments.
Bishop Wilson presided over the
Conference which met at Elizabeth
City, just before adjournment on Mon
day the appointments were read. Tho
following are the important ones.
Presiding elders fcauie except that
Mr. Oglesby becomes misbionary sec
retary and 1). 1. Hall elder of the
Huicigb, Edenton Street W. C.
Normau; Central 1). II. Tuttle.
Eouisburg CK F. Smith.
Oxford L. A. Hurdly.
Puihaui, Triuit3' J. N. Cole; Main
Chapel Hill Mossey.
Fayettcville L. L. Xa6h.
St. John Stiusou.
Wilmington, Grace ll. A. Willis;
Fifth Street W. Summing.
Goldsboro Uetiman .
Tarboro M. Bradshaw.
Wilson T. X. Ivey.
ELtzabtth City J. Hall.
MA.I. GRAHAM WINS.
Court Allows Illm $3,000 Damages.
Tho case of W. A. Graham vs. tho
Wrought Iron Ban go Company was
ended Saturday in the United States
Court at Charlotte, and resulted in a
verdict and judgment in favor of the
plaintiff fur $3,t00 damages.
This was an action brought by Maj.
Graham to recover damages for the
burning d Lis dwelling house and con
tents in June, 101, caused, as he al
lege 1, by lire resulting from a stove
pipe of a range which he had bought a
fe".v Jays before from the range compa
ny, a id which the agents cf the com
pany l.a l represented was ro construc
ts 1 and was of such m iterial that the
beat would be confined to the range
and the pipe woul 1 not gtt hot.
1 The company's ncjer.t placed the range
and piping in position in his h'uo
in 1 pi-iced the pipe in immediate con
tact with the w-od without any terra
cotta or other non-conductor of heat
fiti 1 repref ei te l that this was safe, and
fire resulted therefrom as above fta
The defendant will tke an appeal t
the Circuit Court of Appeals at Bich
moii l, Va.
Court House at Murphy Hurned.
A special from Mnrphy, the county
seat of Cherokee county, in the west
ern part of the State, says the new
court house there was burned Friday.
All the records were savel. The loss
is S 10,000, with no insurance. The
court house whs notable because it was
made of marble, presenting a bcauti-
j ful appearance. The fire caught from
a flue of the chimney, thus coniLCuni
eating to the woodwork.
:i SEAB.-ARD AIR LINE R R.
New rout to Ctubtte, R!e:gb, Wil
rnicg'on, RichT.ood, Norfolk, Washing
on, Baltimore sad the Est. Aho to
Atlanta, New Orleans sad' all points in
Teias and the SouthweiL Memphis,
Kansas City, Denver and all points io
Le Great West. .
For Msp Folder?, Time Tables and
lewtat rates write to
B. A. NEWLAND,
Gen. Trsr. Patss. Agent,
Charlotte, N. C.
Leave Mrion C, C. A C
Charlotte S. A. L.
Arrive Baleigb "
11 50 a n
6 00 pm
8 25 p m
T. J. Akdersok,
T. P- G. A.
The Jr la. Svi Francises hat
driven th Chtn out of th curio trala,
and their stores for thalo ot Lamooo lor
aituiw arc J.vtterwd. 1 ovr thscity.
Ii the otly Democratic Nipper fa
McDowell county, and has a large cir
culation in adjoining counties. It pub
l;.he all the newt without fear or
favor, and Is the orgtn of bo ring or
It is th bold champion of the peo
ple's rights, an circeit advc&t of tat
best interests of the county of McDow.
f 11 and the to wa of Marion. IU adver
ti.icg rates are reasonable, and the ub
criptlon price is fi.00 per yesr in i
If jou want the bit cewiptper la the
couctrj brimming full of choice rcadlog
matter fcr business moo, farmers, me
chtnics, and the home circles of all
closes subscribe and ptv for the
Kkcord. If you doa't, why just dont,
ind ths paper will be printed every
Thursday evening as usual.
If you haven't enough interest In jout
county's wellftre to sustain the best ad
rocate of its divcriillcJ interests, and its
truest friend the newipaper yon need
not expect a 2-columa obituary notice
when your old stingy bonee are hid
from the ejes of progress in the
All who owe subscriptions to tcs
Record wiil be dropped from our list
unless they pay up at eoce.
The Marion Record,
Practical and Scientific Barber. Over
Btrctm in's drug store. Call and eee
rae, as I promise sitUfaction in all ln-
PIEDMONT AIR LINE.
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