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12f rni: COUNTY,
WE A HE PREPARED
am I'll mm ivs
a a a a
It is reported that U. S. Minister to
exif Ransom's son advises his father
to reste" anu return home on account
of ill health.
Editor Stewart, of the Salisbury
Truth, has gone to Johns Hopkins
hospital tor treatment, in his absence
the paper will be edited by his daugh
ter. Mrs. Beulah Moore.
A magistrate in Raleigh has fined
'Register. of Deeds Rogers $200 for issu
ing a marriage license to a minor, not
bating the written permission of the
fatherot the young man.
Willmington Messenger: Sam Jones
has been twee in Wilmington. If
there were really a dozen genuine con
verts gathered in at the two meetings
it is more than we believe.
The saw mill of Mr. R. L. McGhin
Di5) which is located near Mr. H. L.
Houck's, caught on fire last Thursday
niht and the carriage to the mill was
burned. The loss to Mr. McGhinnis
is about $100. It was by hard work
bv those who gathered there that the
luill was saved.
The Topic says: 4'Rev. George D.
Hrrniaii is now on the road in the in
teret of The Topic. He will make a
thorough canvas of the county and if
he calls on you all you have to do to
get rid o him is to plank down a dol
lar and receive The Topic a year."
Mr. Herman was in to see us the othr
ver in the history of Lenoir has
there been such a demand for dwelling
hous as now. Several parties were
in Lenoir last week trying to rent
dwellings, but were unable to do so.
Let some of our citizens who have the
money build some nice cottages for
rent. It would be a good investment.
The Landmark says: Wednesday
nignt of last week 80 prisoners in jail
at tatesville attempted to make their
escape by cutting a. hole through, the
ceiling and making a hole in the brick
wall. A little negro boy happened to (
be passing and saw the brick falling
and notified the authorities, who put
a stop to further work.
Charles Neville, a white man, keep
er of the water tank near Tarboro,
wa murdered on the morning of the
-:id. The murderer was captured by
the asis.tanceof blood hounds brought
from the State farm. He proved to be
a negro boy that lived in Tarboro.
He had the dead man's money, watch
and knife in his possession.
Col. U. H. Battle, the Raleigh News
and Observer and others are agitating
onee more the question of doing as
wme has ?aid North Carolina ought
to do, and build a monument to Zeb
Vaiue. He built his own monument
ancKNorth Carolina's also; but then
there ought to be a marble shaft with
a kind of inscription on it to his mem
The North Carolina editors who
visited Atlanta are now all talking
about the great ex post ion. It is enter
taining reading, and allpeak well of
ir- If the matter was collected togeth
er it would make a huge volume.
Marshall, of the Gastonia Gazette,
Writes spicily about it and actually
drops into poetjry on the Midway.'
The .Chute must? have inspired his
The W inston-Salem correspondent
of the Raleigh News and Observer
Writes last Saturday among other
ings as follows: Col. and Mrs. AV.
F. mith, of this city, have received an
invitation to attend the marriage of
Mi Consuelo Vanderbiit to the Duke
of Marlborough, the event to be cele
brated in New York at high noon on
November Cth. Colonel Smith is first
JjpUMn tcr Miss Vanderbilt's mother.
heir fathers were brothers.
omthe Landmark of Statesville
learn that at the Federal court
there last week seven women were
con viet ed of violating the revenue
,as and were sent to jail, while 'one
relieved on payment of $25.00. Eight
Ujn were sentenced to the pniten
t5ary. In the case of Mack and Tise
Wagner, charged with robbing the
Ptofflce at Valle Crucis, Watauga
county, which was put on trial Thurs
da morning, came to a sudden end
Tnday. One of the jurors, John Yei
to',.of Mitchell county, was taken ill.
11 co"sequencea juror was withdrawn
a nstrialordered, and the ease con
tmued till next term. The Wagners
ere required to give bond.
TOOK THE TOWN
THAT WAS CONNECTICUT,
Am Was What the Secesd Company of the
Governor's Poet Ou&rd Received la
Hickory, N. C This Is Us !
There was uo preparation in Hick-,
ory for the reception of the 2nd com
pany of the Governor's Foot Guard of
New Haven, Connecticut, on the even
ing of Thursday, the 24th inst., at the
Hickory Inn, by the people of Hick
ory. The fact of their coming was not
known or not heeded by those not im
mediately interested. We have no
special means of obtaining desirable
information in this particular only as
it is furnished us. Still Hickory was
represented and the event passed off
very agreeably and pleasantly. The
Governor's Foot Guard, 2nd company,
of New Haven, Connecticut, Maj. 13.
E. Brown commanding, 150 members
strong, accompanied by about 23
friends with ladies and wives of the
members of the command, traveling in
a special truh of Pullman coaches,
took the Hickory Inn by storm last
Thursday night and to the
number of 174 took supper. Of course
it required quick action to get up a
good supper for this number of people
on short notice. .But the train waited
good humoredly for near an hour and
a quarter. Governor Coffin, .of Con
necticut, whom they escorted to Atlan
ta, was taken in charge by another
command of their' State aud escorted
to Charleston, S..C, and other points.
He was at Charleston, while they were
here. We had the pleasure of meeting
Color Sergeant of the Company, How
ard C. Webb, a newspaper man who
has been acting as tegraphic corres
pondent of the New Haven Morning
News and the New Haven Register,
who is a very charming gentleman;
also Mr. C. R. Frisbie, representing the
New Haven Journal and Courier.
Sergeant Webb sent a special telegarm
to his paper from Hickory and spoke
pleasantly of .Asheville, and also of
Hickory and of the Inn. Gov. Coffin
and his military escort took part in
the Presidential parade at the Exposi
tion in Atlanta. The company brass
band disembarked from the train af
ter supper at the Hickory Inn and
w;ere about to play "Dixie" at the spe
cial request of Telegraph Operator
Young made through Mr. Webb, when
the conductor called out "all aboard."
Many were disappointed. Cheers were
given, but the Hickory crowd present
were not very cheery. The Connecti
cut gentleman cheered for Hickory
and for the South. They were to stop
in Washington and inspect the U. S.
Treasury vaults at the special request
of Treasurer Morgan, who is a Con
necticut man. They were there the
guests of the City Guard.They arrivea
safelv at New Haven Saturday even
ing at 8 o'clock. We wish them all
much joy, and hope their trip South
and stop at Hickory was pleasant and
The Lenoir Topic says: Two drum
mers Messrs. Keever and Shuford of
Hickory, had a bad runaway crossing
the Brushy Mountains from Downs
ville to King's Creek, Saturday.
While going down the mouutaiu, the
horses took fright and became
unmanageable. The buggy and har
ness were torn to pieces, while the two
drummers were thrown from the bug
gy, stunned and bruised in many pla
A Wonderful Conqueror.
No dise;tse.is more tvimuon auioiu
the people than scrofula. Ilande:
down from .generation to g neration.
it is fouud in nearly every family, in
some form. It may itsako its apiea
ance in dreadful running tore, i.
swellings in the neck or goitre, or in
eruptions of varied form. AttuUiri
tin? mucous membrane it may h'
known as catarrh, or developing i
the lungs it may be, and often is, the
prime caue of consumption.
In whatever form scrofula may man
ifest itself, Hood's Sarsapariila i it
inveterate foe and conqueror. This
medicine has such invertul altemth
.ind vitalizing effects upon tin blood
that every traco of imparity i- expelled,
and the blood is made rich, pure md
CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1895.
KIDNAPPED HER CHILD.
A Actuation Caused by, Mr. ThtnpMi'i
Visit to CUrtaoat Col leg .
The following is a special to the
Raleigh News and Observer.
Hickory, N. C, Oct. 24. Some
thing of a sensation was created in
town yesterday. Several years ago
Prof. Severio D'Ana, who, at that
time, was instructor in music at Clare
mont College, married Miss May Mur
rill, of this place, she being one of his
The marriage did not prove happy
and the parties weie divorced. Sub
sequently the lady married Mr. C. P.
Thompson, of Washington city. The
court had awarded to the custody of
the wife her children-by the first mar
riage, but she voluntarily ( relinquish
ed them to Prof. D'Ana,' Last sum
mer he placed his youngest son,
Hugh, aged? years, in care of the
boy's grandmother, Mrs. Alice Mur
rill, to be educated, at Claremont Col
lege. This morning Mrs. Thompson ar
rived in Hickory by the vesti
bule, drove to the college and secured
the boy, telling the teacher in charge
that he was going to take dinner at
the hotel, j
Mrs. Murrill being advised of this
state of affairs hastened to consult her
lawyers. But before anything could
be done Mrs. Thompson and Hugli
had departed for Newton by private
conveyance. A warrant was uworn
out against Mrs. Thompson before S.
E. Killiau, J. P., charging her with
assaulting and kidnapping. Chief or
police Clement and Sheriff Hawn
went to Newton by afternoon "train,
expecting to arrest her at the depot,
as she is thought to be taking the
child o Washington City. Prof.
D'Ana, professor of Music in the Lex
ington Female College, Ky., has been
notified by telegraph and will proba
bly be here to-morrow. - -
UP ON PIKE?S PEAK. f
The Little Telegraph Ticker I1akes Connec
tion with New York.
New York, October 26. General
Thomas T. Eckert, president of the
Western Union Telegraph Co., with
Colonel II. C. Clowry, vice president
of the company, were on Pike's Peak
this afternoon with a party of friends.
A direct wire circuit was made up con
necting the office at Pikes and the
general office in this city, thus the
officials here had a half hours's -talk
with their colleagues in what is said to
be the highest telegraph office in the
world. In his conversation General
Eckert said it was his observation that
in every section of the West there were
evidences of improving and prosper
ous business conditions.
Movements of Mrs. Thompson.
The Raleigh Co respondent of the
Charlotte Observer under date of 20th
write the following which is pub
lished in the issue of the 30th.
Mrs. May M. Thompson, formerly of
Hickory, was here to-day with her sec
ond husband, who lives in Washing
ton, and Hugh D'Anna, her 8-year old
son by her first husband. Signor
D'Anna, Sheriff Hawn, of . Catawba
and Messrs. Thomas M. Hufham, S. J.
Ervin and M. L. McCorkle, attorneys,
were also here. All went to Louis
burg this morning where the habeas
corpus case brought by Signor D'Anna
to regain -the custody of little Hugh
was argued this afternoon.
Tar Hels Winners. .
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 2C University
of North Carolina defeated University
of Georgia today in a hotly contested
game yf football by a score cf 6 to
0 15,000 people witneied the game.
The white and blue was worn by hun
drfds of Carolinians now living in
Tne Nw Kout to Atlanta and the 5oithwcst
Raleigh and the East.
TbV reulMKird Air Line route of the
faunu "Ai iaiHa SieciaP. is the bst
.i .d ;;i.t .;rable route to Atlanta
ami !ih ;VnifliWft from all points on
i i if i .' ..in: 1, 11 IC. Al: C. and L.
r.ii:i - uirtd cwiit-ctiou with S.
A. 'L iia iiat Lim-o!nl.u and Chester
ir tii- o-i;i. ai;: hi Liiicuhiton for
iUleit.. .SifU. Richmond. Wah
icgt.m and all loiit North. Try the
new iue. Through Pullman cars ou
all trains. For full and complete in
B. A. Nkwlaxd,
Gen. Agt. Pasa. Dept.,
Atlanta, Ga. .
T.J. ASDKKSOX, Gen. Pass. Agt .
44tf. Portsmouth, Va.
Mrs. Hay Hurrill D'Anna Thompson
Charged With WrongjQllj
OBTAINING UtU CHILD.
A Trial Before 'Squire Mowscr All Parties
Pre5nt-The Child Awarded to His Mother
Under Bond Writ f Habeas Corpus.
Quite a little tensation has stirred
up the circumference of Hickory, and
which has extended to various other
places, beyond and outside. In
last issue of the Prkss AND Cauoli
X ian there was mere mention that
Mrs. May Murrill DAuna Thompson
had on Wednesday of last week ar
rived unexpectedly in Hickory from
Washington city aud proceeded to
take possession of aeon of her's, a little
boy, who was here under the charge
of his father Prof. D'Ana of 'Lexing
ton, Kentucky, but in the care of his
step-grandmother Mrs. Murrill and was
a pupil in Salem Female college. The
whole thing is a sensation, the revela
tion of which would fill a book and
make interesting reading for somel
people. We are now as we were last
week not entirely inclined to give all
the entire facts as we understand
them and as the whole community
here know them to the outside
public. Suffice it Mrs. May Murrill
D'Anna Thompson is the daughter of
the former Editor and part proprietor
of the Prkss and Carolinian and the
sister of Mr. Hugh A. Murrill of Char
lotte, w ho also occupied a similar po
sition previous to the present man
agement after his fathers death, Miss
May Murrill was a school girl, and a
beausiful girl; at Salem Female col
lege in Salem of which Prof. D'Anna
was one of the teachets. That was 13
years ago. Prof. D'Anna, himself a
good looking mannow engaged in a
college at Lexington, Ky., married
the beautiful girl and two children,
both boys, were born to them There
was talk, and a separation between
them; and the father tpok possession
of the children. The mother went to
Washington and there married Mr.
Thompson the brother of her brother.
Hugh A. Murrill's wife. Prof D'Anna
took one of the boys with him to Lex
ington, and left the other one the
youngest here with the widow Mrs.
Alice Murrill, the step mother of
Hugh A. Murrill and Mrs. May Mur
rill D'Anna Thompson, therefore
only the step grandmother of the
child. Mrs. Thompson arrived In
Hickory from Washington on the
Vestibule train Wednesday morning
of last week and at once proceeded to
secure possession of the boy, Hugh
D'Anna. She saw Mrs. Murrill and
demanded the clothing of the boy.
! saying she intended to have him and
1 there was no use to make a fuss about
it. She went to Claremont collepi
and asked for the boy. She got bin
She went to the livery stable an
hired a carriage and had it drireu i
Newton. Meantime Mrs. Murrill, i.
wliooe custody the child had bef.
. left by its fattier, telegraphed to bin.;
and also took out a warrant charging
Mr. Thompson with abducting.
The officer fouud them in Newton and
brought them back to Hickory th
afternoon. In New-ton Mrs. TIi:iij.
ton telegrapht-d Mr. ThompMm ut
Wahmgtou city and alio employed
Judge M. L. McCorkle a 'hr attor
ney. Subsequently she jrot Mr. Sam
J. Ervin. of Morgaiitou a one of her
attoriifvs. Mr. Thompson came on
from Washington and Prof. D'Anna
came from Lexington. The cae was
heard before wjuire Moir on Satur
day and he hound Jlr. Thompson
over to Superior Court atrNon
next February under a fifty dollar
bond. She took the child. Ex-Judge
Clinton A. Cilley and Mr. Tho. M.
Hufham apiar-d lor Mrs. Murrill
and Prof. D'Anna. Thereupon they
sued out a writ of habeas corpus for
the M.-ieioii of the child aud it was
made returnable lefore Judge Tiia
berlake at Lou U burg. Franklin coun
ty lat Tuesday. The sheriff took
powoiori of the child Monday. Mr.
HufXham went from Hickory. It
bid fair to be a fight to the finish in
all of its detail.- Several m;wpAprs
telegraphed for speci! report of the
case from Hickory. There is uo tell-
where or when the case will end.
The plate glass combine has again
. Rumors that Salisbury will resign
have been set at rest.
Gov. Atgeld announces that he will
not be a candidate for United States
New York banks hold $16,6S3,700, in
excess of the requirements of the 23
per cent. rule.
, A member of the Illinois Legislature
has been indicted for offering to -receive
Barney Barnato, the "King of the
Kaffirs," has given $75,000 to the poor
. William Jeter has been appointed
Lieutenant Governor of California, to
succeed Millardt deceased.
A reconciliation has been effected be
tween Emperor William and his broth
er. Prince Henry of Prussia
The wife of United States Ambassa
dor Jas. B. Eustise. died at Rot oath,
Ireland, of heart failure.
A tugboat exploded on the river at
Chicago. Two men were killed, one
fatally injured, and two others serious
The Empress of Germany is said to
be quite ill, not having recovered from
the effects of exposure at the fetes of
A treaty Iwtweeu France and Mada
gascar has been signed. The Queen of
-the island accepts the protectorate of,
Sir Charles Lees, Governor General
of Guina, has been ordered back to
London. It is stated that this is equiv
alent to a recall. ;
Latest estimates place Japan's pop
ulation at about 45,000,000, allowing
3,000,000 for the newly acquired terri
tory of Formosa. ' -
Francis A. Coffin, President of the
Indianapolis Cabinet Company, was
found guilty of bank-wrecking and
was sentenced'to eight years'jmprison
ment. . It is stated that in the note which
Durrant left with instructions that it
be opened in case of his conviction, he
accuses Rev. Gibson of the murder of
A story of Arctic life by Rudyard
K'pling, a Zecda story by Anthony
Hope and a Thauksgiving story by
Octave Thanet are to apiear in Mc
Clure's Magazine for November.
At one of the sittings of the Con
gress of Ladies in Atlanta at the Expo
sition the question of a national em
blem was discussed. It was generally
suggested that some flower should be
Admiral Kirkland, commanding
the European squadron, has been
ordered home from Algiers and
detached from service. Commodore
Thomas F. Selbridge will be 'bis suc
cessor in command.
The California woman who deserted
her husband because he would not
read to her the stenographic reports of
ttie testimony in the Durrant case,
has been forgiven by her wronged
spouse, and a reconciliation has been
The water in the Mississippi river
is said to be lower now than It has
ever Ln-en. Steamboat t raffle is prac
tically nrnded a far south as Cairo
and there U hnrdly enough water to
float the ferries letwen St. Louis and
the lllinoi hore.
The wholesale drygoods firm of Bam
berger, Bloom Si Co., of Louisville,
Ky., made an alignment last Satur
day to the Columbia Finance and
Trust Co. The liabilities are about
$1,200,000,000 and the assets are some
thing Ies. Their store was burned
out entirely in IM9 and they have
never recovered from that los.
Sunday morning the main building
of the Uuiversitv of Virginia at Char-,
lottevil!e was burned. The fire orig
inated in the N. E. anox. Ladies
placed theiiiMrlves in line and iaesed
buckets of water. The usual water
supply was inadequate. The good
people took the Crst thought to advan
tage and began devising and raising
means to rebuild the burnt part and
to add to it. Look at them. Pluck
and blood will telL