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Judk'e Cable gave his decision la the
penitentiary case against the Fusion
appointees. An appeal will be taken
to the Supreme court.
It is said three Virginia oyster
barges are dredging oysters in North
Carolina waters. It i some time since
thee pirates gave any trouble."
Only 3,119 votes were cast in the
entire county of Wake on the road law
question and 2,258 were against it.
This looks very much as if the agita
tion for good. roads was a futile affair.
At Pilot Mountain, a few nights ago,
Sir. Daniel Marion's tobacco factory,
with much manufactured tobacco, was
burned. The insurance on the stock
is $0,800; on the building, $800. The
loss is not known.
There is not a dollar in the Durham
county treasury. This bad state of
affairs is said to be due to the register
of deeds, who has got the tax books
in such a muddle that the sheriff can
not collect the taxes.
The executive committee of the State
Alliance, which has been looking for a
suitable site for the Alliance shoe fac
tory, has made its tour of inspection,
met, discussed the offers and finally
adjourned without making any de
cision. At Mount Holly Dr. McNary and
Mr. Stokes had a difficulty, from
winch trouble is feared. Dr. McNary,
while visiting a young lady, heard,
gome one at the window, and upon go
in out a man began to fire upon him..
He accused his rival, .-Mr. Stokes, of
the deed, which he denies.
The News and Observer says and in
which all join in the commendation:
Mr. Chas. F. McKesson announces in
well chosen words his introduction in
to journalism as one of the editors of
the Moranton Herald. He has talent
and loves -Burke;... These; :two Tequi-
fcites can command, big success.,"
The Supreme court has decided that
the famous Arrington investigating
-committee -was not properly constitu
ted and not entitled to pay. " The de
cision sustains Treasurer Worth, who
refused to cash the last warrants is
sued to the committee. They were
paid mileage and per ; diem fo their
first sitting. C
The Chapel Hill correspondent of
the Charlotte Observer states the .fol
lowing: Your correspondent is in
formed by the business manager that
the University Magazine Will not ap
pear again under the present organiza
tion. It is to turn over a new leaf,
and will in the future be conducted
by the students alone, most probably.
The general opinion is hat more con
tributions must be supplied by under
graduates. "My God Abernethy" would be &s
mild exclamation for Senator Vance if
he were alive, after reading the pro
ceedings of the trials of the Abernethy
professors in Morgauton. One of
thee professors wrote a book once
with the title "The Heil, You Say",
and was reported to have in prepara
tion another, "In the Devil of a Fix".
It seems that the titles of these novels
are to have a personal application.
Kaleigh News and Observer.
The Marion Record under the head
of "A New Party," says editorially:
The Record has the information, how
ever reliable it may, that there is a
very decided movement on foot among
the silver men in the State toward the
organization of a new political party,
whose platform shall contain only one
plank, the free coinage of silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1. The only test of par
ty fealty will be an honest advocacy of
free silver above all things, no matter
" nat a man a former affiliations niav
Warren C. Coleman.- chief of the
North Carolina committee of the col
ored department at the Atlanta Expo
sition, is anxious to have a large dele
Ration at the Exposition on the col
ored folks' dav. November 11th. He
has been in Raleigh this week attend
1UK the fair, and tells, with great
pleasure, of his success in getting
the President's autograph on the reg
isteroPthe North Carolina depart
ment of the exposition. . It was the
only place," added Coleman, "where
the President registered while he was
n Atlanta." A North Carolina man,
mte or colored, is hard to beat
News and Observer.
He Will Not be a Candidate fer a Third
Washington dispatch to Sunday's
St. Xouis Globe-Democrat says:
President Cleveland has taken no
tice of th third-term talk. He has
told a member of the cabinet that he
will not permit his name to be consid
ered in connection with the nomina
tion next year. The expression came
about through a conversation started
by the member of the cabinet regard
inpr party plans next year.
With anbthecmeinber of the cabinet
the President has gone still further in
declaration of his position on the com
ing campaign. He not only told - this
secretary that he was not to be consid
ered as a possibility, but he added that
he had no wish to exercise any influ
ence upon the party. He said in about
so many words that there would be no
administration candidate for the presi
dency, and he bade this secretary ex
ercise his own inclinations in the com
ing campaign.
Members of the cabinet regard these
expressions as definitely settling both
the third term movement and the
question of administration influence
being given in any direction. They
know now that Mr. Cleveland will not
permit his name to be considered, and
also that there wiil be nd administra
tion candidate. The result is seen in
the freedom with which the members
of the cabinet are taking individual
Don M. Dickinson,, of Michigan, the
ex-Postmaster General, who is a fre
quent visitor at the White House, but
whose influences there is probably
not as great as he would have people
believe they are. has been trying to
spread among the office-holders the
idea of organizing to control delega
tions to the next national convention.
He has endeavored to give this the ap-
pearance of an administration .move
ment. There is good authority for
the assertion that the President and
the members of the. present cabinet do
not encourage or countenance Mr.
Dickinson's efforts.
In bis recent ; conversations with
those members of the cabinet to whom
he talks most freely the President has
said that it will be a glad day to him
when he gets out of office. He has
said that he never returned to Wash
ington with suih reluctance as' the
last time. His language justifies the
inference th&t.he regrets his presiden-I
tiai career uiu uui euu wui vuo icui.
Republicans Hold a Jollification rieetinz at
The Republicans around Asheville
seemed to be booming for McKinley.
TheCitizeu of the 7th has the follow
ing: Had William McKinley, the great
higji priest of protection, stepped into
the court house last night, he would
notiiave beeu required to stretch his
imagination greatly to believe that he
had walked in on a convention that
had been called for the purpose of put
ting him Into the field for the presi
dency. It was Republican jollification
night, and the hosts of the loyal pack
ed the court house to give voice to
their hilarious feelings, the aforesaid
feelings having beeu iuduced by the
result of the November elections.
The list of speakers included such
shining lights of the Republican party
as United States' Senator Pritchard,
State Senator Moody, Judge H. G.
Ewart, Eug. D. Carter, W. W. Rol
lins, Richmond Pearson, C. J. Eduey,
of Henderson, John A. Hendricks, of
Madison, F. P. Axley, of Cherokee,
and J. F. Morphew of McDowell.
Enthusiasm was rampant, and the
speakers were frequently . cheered on
their way. Every oue stood for Mc
Kinley for the presidential nomina
tion, and Senator Moody predicted a
solid McKinley delegation from North
Carolina. -
Danger From Catarrh.
The most ''important feature about
that very common complaint, catarrh
in the head, is its tendency to develop
into tome other more serious and dan
gerous disease. The foul luutterdrup
ping from the head into the bronchi.!
tube or lungs is very liable to. lead to
bronchitis or con.untptUvH, that de
stroyer which causes more deaths in
this couutry than any other dtMae.
As catarrh originates in impurities in
the blood,'. local applications on do
but little good. The coumion euse
method of treat mont is to purify the
blood, and for this purpose there is no
preparation superior to Hood's Sarsa
parilla. The powerful action of this
medicine upon the blood expels every
iinpuritv, and by so doing cures ca
tarrh and gives health to the entire or
ganism, v 46 4t
Professors Bound to Keep the
Twe Squires at rierjcaatoa Meer the Ruther
ford College Food The Testimony ef the
Handsome Daughter ft A. C. Gunter.
Special to the Charlotte Obaerrer.
Mo it a Anton, Nov. a The Gunter
Abernethy trial, which has aroused so
much excitement here, was called this
morning and the case was opened by
Justice of the Peace, Powe. Avery and
Parkins appeared for the plaintiff and
S. J. Ervin andW. S. Pearson appear
ed for the defeise. The defense prayed
a removal and continuance but this
was denied by the court. 'Squire
Powe did leave the bench and called
Magistrates Beck and Somers to try
the case. -
Immediately the case was opened
the arguments of the counsel became
hot and many legal points were dis
cussed. The defendants were Prof.
W. E., Prof. L. B . , and . Prof. A. T.
Abernethy, and they stood charged
with threatening the life of A. C. Gun
ter. Prof. W. E. Abernethy submit
ted and pleaded that what he had
said should not be vised against his
brothers. This was overruled by the
court and Prof. W. E's declarations
were used against the other brothers
as evidence of a conspiracy. This de
cision brought forth a heated discus
sion from Col. Pearsonvhose speech
was a good one. The evidence brought
out the facts as follows;
Miss Viola Guiiterj daughter of A-C.
Gunter, and withafFteautiftil young
lady, testified, in a very clear manner
that on.the night of October 9th -they
retired at 10 and at 10:30 were aroused
by breaking glass. She said she jump
ed out of bed, lit a lamp and put on
her wrapper. She looked, over the
house. and out of doors but saw no
one. Tb.6 next morning she went out
in front of the house and there on the
ground she found a note which proved
to be anonymous. She said it was ob
scene and insulting. The note was
shown her in court and she .identified
it. Counsel for defense insisted on
the note being read but the plaintiff
objected. Miss" Gunter's father said
that on the following Saturday night,
October 9th, she and her father were
at home about 8 p. in., when they
heard pi?tol shots all around the
house. She said her father left in
search of assistance and that just a
few minutes after he left some one
knocked. She went to the door and
there saw W. E., L. B., and Arthur T.
Abernethy. She said Prof. Will asked
for her father, whereupon she said,
"He is not here." Prof. Will said,
"Yes, he is here, for he was seen here
this evening:.". She insisted that he
wu d not when Prof. T. Rprir KAir! 1
... . , . ,
cs, the damn coward is here, and
just let him'stick his head out" Prof.
Arthur T. said, Tell me where he is
and I will go after him." She told
them to search the house but they
did not, and after st&ndingthe at door
talking to the girl for 20 minutes they
Miss Gunter said they were all
drinking. She said further that Prof.
Will said that he had soma business to
settle with Mr. Guuter and that if he
could find him one of them would
head a funeral procession and that if
he (Prof. Will) fell his brothers would
finish it up.
Rev. T. H. Edwards swore that
Prof. Will told him that the only rea
ton they did not lynch Guuter was
that he could not be found and that
Gunter should not livV at Rutherford
Oolleire. J rof. Will also said to Mr.
Edwards that he had beard that he
Edwards; had been circulating libel
ous reiort3 about the college and that
he would be the next to join Gunter.
Mr. kdwards swore that Prof. Will
also said, "No man can live here and
autatronUe me. Mr. Edwards is a
very old man and was a rather amus
ing witness. He. would not be re
spectful to the counsel for the de
fense and said that he was not afraid
of all of the Abernethys.
Dr. L P. Jeter swore that at the fair
here, October 16th, Prof. Will told
him Gunter had slandered the women
of the village and injured the college
patronage by writing damaging let
ters. He also told Jeter that Gunter
could not live there any more.
P. W. Patton testified the same
thing as told him by Prof. WilL
J. W. Campbell was sworn and said
that he heard Prof. Will say at the
baber shop here this morning that
the prosecution mighf put him under
a peace bond ot even put him in jail
but that Gunter should not live at the
college. This statement hit the de
fense hard.
Horace Goode svore that on the
night of October 9th Prof. Arthur T.
Abernethy asked him (Goode) to join
a gang to whistle up Gunter.
Several other witnesses from Ruth
erford College testified, to threat by
Prof. W. E. Abernethy on Gunter's
life and that if he came back he would
only be given time to pack up and
' Prof. Will Abernethy admitted to
several witnesses that he went to Gun
ter's house with a pistol.
Miss Viola Gunter said her father
had not been home since the night of
October 12th, when he left in the
night and walked to Moranton. She
was alone in the house with her 11-year-old
The sum total of the evidence is that
Gunter was afraid for his life and left
home. The Abernethys had threat
ened him and he came here for pro
tection and to-day's trial is the result
The Abernethys offered no evidence
at all in their own defence.
The sensational scene of the trial
was at 2:30, ust after the train got in.
Miss Viola Gunter .arrived on that
train and, accompanied by her broth
er, came into the court house. Her
father jumped up. threw his arms
around her and kissed her. She did
not seem nervous and was not a bit
bashful and disconcerted through "all
the trial, including a ' half hour she
was on the " witness st'ind. Shells a
pretty young lady, with a good figure,
and was very stylishly dressed in
black.. She wore V dainty hat of
black and a fashionable box coat and
altogether she looked very handsome
and attractive. In her testimony she
was hard on all the Abernethys, and
spoke sarcastically of them.
Prof. AV. E." Abernethy's sid of the
story is as follows: He says he found
out several weeks ago that Gunter
was slandering the women, their good
name and the college. He said he
and his brothers went to see Gunter
about it and intended to kill him but
they did not find him.
The trial, a very interesting and
sensational one, consumed all day and
it was 5:30 p. in., before the evidence
and arguments were all in. I. T.
Avery for plaintiff made a fine speech,
condemning the Abernethys and pray
ing the court to make an example of
them and uphold personal liberty in
Burke county. In a very few min
utes Magistrates Beck and Somers an
nounced their determination to re
quire a peace bond of W. E. Aberne
thy, L. Berge Abernethy and Arjthur
T. Abernethy and fixed the amount at
$1,000 justified bond from each of th
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three defendants. On top of ttiis they
will each have to file u toiid for hU
appearance at the next term of the
Superior Court here. The offense is a
very rave one, hence the large bonds,
for they are big bond and will be
hard to rai?e. At this time the three
Aberneth are in custody of Sheriff
Webb, and have not et made up the
bondy. Tiiey may possibly be kept in
custody for several days or sent to
jaii. The case lias cached a great deal
of excitement but i-. now dbioM-d of
till the spring court. The Aberne
thys are men of prominence and have
always borne good characters heteto
fore. Mr. Oaatcr imy Whoever Say So aad
Sa is
Sa aa4 Sa.
Moiujaxtox, Nov. 8. Whoever ac
cuses me of slandering Innocent wom
en is an unmitigated liar. Some state
ment in to day Observer about me
are fa!e. Particular will be written.
A. C. G U!f TKIt.
Reaming Together.
Joe' Patchen will pend the winter
with John R. Gentry at hi home on
Alamance Farm.
The two celebrated horses are al
ready, there, Richmond. Va., being
their iat meet, when Gentry was
4 beaten.
There was a heavy snow at Elk Val
ley, just south of Jellico, Tenn.; last
Sunday morning.
Senator Blackburn . is telling hit
friends at Lexington that he still be
lieves he will be reelected.
Lieut Lucien Young denies that his
book on Hawaii has been ordered sup
pressed by President Cleveland.
Roloff, the Cuban "insurgent leader,
has ordered JthepeasanU to move away
from the towns and garrisous.
As a result of the election the Popu
list representation in the Mississippi
Legislature is reduced from 25 to 8.
The President has issued his annual
proclamation and has designated
Thursday the 33th as Thanksgiving
AV 1
Prosecuting Attorney Frailer has
ordered the arrest of Engineer Thomp
son of the wrecked Journal building
at Detroit
Complete returns show the Repub-'
lican plurality in Pennsylvania to be
184,194. Governor Hasting plurality
last year was 241,397.
The Society of Naval Architects and
Marine Engineers refuses to petition
Congress to grant the Nicaragua canal
enterprise the proposed subsidy. ! '
J. W. Cad man, a relative of Pres
ident Cleveland's wife, died at Chica
go of a bullet wound, self-inflicted,
during a spell of disnondencv.
x jwiucui vieveiaxiu is a.iu 10 reara
the recent defeat of the party not as
an uprising against tho Democrats,
but as a revolt against pary bosses.
Federal Judge Han ford has issued
an order restraining the strikers on
the Great Northern railroad from in
terfering with the operation of the
road. ' '. :..
The Paris correspondent of the Lon4
- "r,.t,j t M 1 1 I I .1 A. 1 i
that only the intervention of the
Rothchilds on Saturday prevented the
panic at Paris from becoming positive
ly disastrous.
Senator Brice, in an interview with"
a newspaper in Pittsburg, Is quoted as
saying that the Republicans are al
most certain to elect their nominee
for the presidency? next year. Mr.
Gorman, Senator Brice said, is not an
nihilated by his defeat
Oscar Joseph hanged himself in the
prisoner's dock of the Police Court at
New Orleans. He had been arrested
and fined for disorderly conduct and
was awaiting conveyance to tne parish
prison. A great commotion was cre
ated in the court ,
Sunday the Armenian citizens of
Chicago sent the following cablegram
to the Marquis of Salisbury, prime
minister of England, to Nicholas II,
Czar of Russia, to Emperor William of
Germany and to Secretary of State
Olney: 4The eminent danger of a mas
aacre at Zeitouu and general slaughter
of Armenians throughout Turkey
prompts us to humbly beg your gov
ernment in the name of humanity to
tnke steps to immediately stop these
horrors and secure safety for Arme
nians." The Constitution says: Ex-Speaker
Crfj'p is to speak before the State Leg
islature Thursday, this evening. Mr.
Crisp will speak on the political Issues
t.f the day in response to an invitation
frrn the lejrisTatnre. He will devote bis
remarks prt!ci(ully to the financial U
leand will peak out on this ques
tion in term which can be understood
bv all. The occasion is here when
Democrat should speak out plainly.
The party ha straddled issues long
enough. Mr. Crisp I expected to
sound the keynote.
. The Contit ition of tbefcth says:
Hon. T. C. Creubaw took the oath of
office as railroad commissioner yester
day morning, at 11.20 o'clock, and
from that time became a member of
that important body. Colonel Cren
shaw took the oath in the office of the
governor, when there was present c v
eral of his friends. He was made the
recipient of very many congratulations
from his many friends and was kept
busy all day shaking hands. Among
the personal friends who congratula
ted him was Governor Carr, of North
Carolina, who called ou Governor At
kinson during the morning.

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