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NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, AUGUST 12 1896.
BUTLEB3 BIG GAME.
EXCITING TIMES PKOMISED
HIM KxpMHal NiMllan. -BrtBNUc
Waat ( H rmr trro Bry
- '.- Ru-zioh, Augusts.
Tle co-otratiou bcretofore existing
between the Slate expjarinieot station ami
th U. & Weather Bureau has been dis
corniDoe"d, as tbe policy of tbe latter in
aogaratta more perfect unification of the
climate aad crop service io tbc d'fiferent
States, oj)er a moreslirect control of the
Central bonaa at Washington. At more
important pofrila throughout tbe United
States afcole4a eouipueol for printing
th reoorts Issued by the weather bureau
will rrt.tWT aod tfcntbtUes tbe -work; j
jwie rally will be in pro ml ia other ways
Aa equipment of this kind is planned for
North Carolina. The State w. at her ser
vice remains a part of tbe ci)erimeot
e&Uoo. nd will have no connection with
the weather bureau, although the work
(irmerlj dwoe by toe Sute weather service
will r cociioued bj toe climate an i crop
eerrlce 6f tbe'TJ. S. weather bureau.
The August Bul!et;n,ol ihe Agricultural
department will contain an accurate list of
all the cot In o mills and other rcnnuficto
ries M the State and I. voce "ill le of
taarked valu-. Cotton milling intere-ts
ar iof getting something of a check in
tbe State, yet several mills are io course
f construction and others are planned.
Jtext weete the work of repairing the in
terior ol the dome of the capital begins
Lutkbcr tor the scaffolding, which will be
of gieat strength and height, was delivered
Gov. Crr and firaily are at Blo.ving
Rock and in a few days go to Asheville
Tbej will very probably regain in the
mountains a fortnight longer.
All sorts of reports come in regarding
Ike cotton crop. Some person siy the
heat has fired" it badly a sandy Duds
and has caused great shedding of r qua res.
Ou the atifTland near here the plants look
well and there b promise of what may 1
called a fair exop. Cotten dealers laugh
at tbe reports of injury. OacSarmer tbe
other day Insisted that the damage done
amounted to one thousand bales a day.
A bearer sikl (hat this would wind up the
crop of Wake hi thirty dajg, the pioducl
bkirsg a bo at thirty thousand bales
Louis de la Croix, of Oxford re o resent-
rd thu STO'd D.-inOcr-iLs of this S'ate at
&ictrv of the Interior. Hoke Smith, i
13 t Uocolntoo on a visit to Gen. R. F.
Uuke and other relatives. He says he
mill (upport tbe National ticket. The
Secretary is an enthusiisttc wheelman and
fca fciabeyc5'4with him.
Tfcera Is oatte a little hitch as to w
araag the Popu'uU invented the great j
thought of nominating thfi Vce-President
fcefore the President. W. A. Uuthne say- j
he did aad hl W. Ayer tays he h mseli
ia the man.
Populkta ot this eoonty held their coo
weattioa here UJay and dieted delegates to
the State convention next Thursday.
Their leaders say they wait to know what
Ckyan would lay j.o lhA notification com-
nttlM ,in lliia a mwt deftl ilen. nda.
Tb general pWic has now Caught cn ;
t Senator Butler's pol!it;cal shrew iness.
Uftbaa frfayjd a big game and is (till
playing. It ia very hard to sy what he
is after. Th re tic? nee, of his followers is
great. Otbo Wilson the chitf oae here is
daiab as an oyster regarding wht may or j
will be doo at the Popolist ftale conveo-j
tiua. For kistance Wilson cju n w name
tJOamiaee lor Lieutenant Governor, but
Myfc must not do so.
Senator Butler will make things lively
for toe Repaolicans as the Representatives
ofthe tras's and monopolies. He will also
mafca things quite lively for Sewall.
Dr. Cyrus Thompson, ths prei lent of j
tbe Sate faTJiers alliance, was here tinlavj
oa Lim way to Hii labor o to attend its an
ooal meeting, the first in its new head- John W. Thompson. Sccrttury, is aidel 1
qaaitsra. The tanoery will be in opera-, by Luther Yale, H. M. Covan and a tteo
tioa so tbe alienee men can see tome of their , ograpbt r. I
own leather. Ia a little whde they can Twenty Benulort fishermen passed here j
wear shots of . their own making. Kor a or their way to Puma Gorda, Fla
eoupta of years or more the fortunes of the The work on the Baptist State Female ;
Hiaaee has been at a very low ebb and 1 University here, is not to be resumed
tite membership list sura.uk nearly to a , until next Spring. i
ffceletoo, bat it is smd there is now an j Some leading Democrats believe diat
iacrease in membership. The greattst Senator Marion Butler tanuot control
Membership ever given out wr.s 105,000' ! those Ponullsts who left the Republican1
aad there were over 2,100 sub-alliances . ; party, anil that the populist party will!
Ss perhaps there are 10,000 members in only represent the proportionate part of I
gtod standing. The alliance organ, the , Demix-rttic loss ef 13,000 between 188$:
PmgTtsaive Farmer, has a much larger and 1892. j
Circulation than Jeaitor liutlei's paper. Senator Butler's personal oi gan create s ,
President Charles D. Mclver of the State
3irinal and Industrial school a here
yeaterday in bis return from the dta I
coo's and elders' Presbytprian institute at
Ued Springs, Robeson county, and says
tbe attendance was qattc large, at least
XeUars recckred here say the Harring
ton telephone company of Richmnud
iateods to establish an exchange here
It ia interesting and important to get
3 the iight possible on the gte-at question
of tbe action ot the Democratic St-ite c m
raittee ia proposing lu'.ion el.ctoruily with
the Populist. Cbairmaa Man y insists
streauovsly that time will show the com
ruittee acted wisely. But the amount of
Clamor agaiaat the action was a surpi i&c,
no doubt to the major. ty of the commit
tee; la fart this is adm.tted. Ii.-v. Jt hn
E Whitf, aecrvtiry of the Baptist state
miasioo board, came in yesterday from the
piedmont section and says that at Pilot
motntaio and BekUh Baptut associatiims
ait tha Democrat be talked with favored
electoral fnsioo. To; use his phrase the
coantry people, Democrats and Popul.sts
are bouad together by tbe silver cord ac.d
ire nearer together thin at any time since
(ba war. The churcbee, be adds were '
ace split but all are now united on ail-
ver. He says lie n j lices ut ibis. Rev. W.
G. Clements oi this county, w us asked
what lie lie i"tl araiD his couuty f1ix:k a
lo Hie mitir. He usCi ts that Democrats
and Populists all i;kc the idea. There is,
nut a Ht ublican n bis township. He snys
that in the country dure are more I'op'i
lists than Democrats in Wake.
The peuitem Lary authorities will have I
', to make every edge cut these days. The 1
, lossof $tVi,?)00 by ti e frishets iu Uie '
i Roanoke is a heavy bio, wl
taggers tht m. Fifty mules have been
brought In r' from one of the Roanoke
firm, to haul 1,000 Cords of wood for use
in bru kmaking nod also to hul bricks
n;K 11 "'aU"Ke tarming is now very now ukcn ODi tllc solmci o( ti,e jcc rreara
apparent, but the farms are l.aJ. the man wa9 t,card on the street. It was a
leases have yet 3,5 ami G years to run j D,-vel idea. For live cents a block of ice
respectively. cream could be purchased wrapped in
It is quite a disappointment t h it work paper, and delivered from the perambu
on the Baptist State Female University j lating cart by a man tires cd in white. It
here is not to beilin U'Jtil Spring. i llflP lnn rnnPncr oi.Tl.t f,,r ilip i,t two
There it quite a lot ot talk about the
HtidecliMKe-r-t!;e tU of tb liepwb
lican State committee meeting to the 15th
jt is the current comment that it is a sharp
John A. P.rncbm, a nephew of Prof.
W. F. Massey of the Agricultural and
Mechanical college, has arrived here from
New Yoik on his bicycle.
The silverttes will in considerable r.um
bcrs attend the Populist State convention
next Thursday. Will any silver Republi
cans 1 present, is a question a good many
people are asking. The call is to all silver
Bovine Unlet thia Week. Banler
Set Week. Campaign Work Belng
Orcniilird. Iru men t Sent Oat.
New York, August. 8. At National
j headquarters, today, everything was quiet.
I The lew members ot the Executive Com-
rmittee here left for their homes to spend
Sunday, but will be back Mon-'ay morn
ing to meet Mr. Mark IlanDa when he
Next week will be a very busy one,
Chairman Hanna is to be here all the
week to put campaign matters into work
Alf members of the National Execu
tive Committee will be here.
Several prominent callers were at head
quarters tc day, among them Congressman
Bibcock, who will remain over until
Monday. He saS Lis committee have
already s.nt out two million canipaigD
( ur-k ran Will Speak.
Nkw York. August 8. Hon Bourke
krn consented to a-t.tress a mass
mteling in this, city in the interest ol Mc-
Temperature Htlll Way t p.
New York, August 8. The thermom
eter hovered ab u' ninety degrees today,
( b'Jt a fres'i bretzo from tLe sea tempered
tnc heat. Ihe lumidity was less and
there was less suffering, with fvwer reports
of sun strokes than yesterday.
AS TO FUSION.
FUSION BE MADE
Pepnblicana State Letlalatare
T Smoke oat Silver Repnbllrana.
A t Butler Control. Doubt or
RiLc.ioh, N. C, August Q. A lead
silver man declares I hat if the Populists
and Republicans cannot fuse, electorally,
as H. L. (irant says they cannot, they
certainly cannot luse on the State ticket.
Otho Wilsoa says tie Republicans
above all thing9 want to et the ega
'ature but will find this most difficult of
all things to do.
It is asserted that the Republicans, who j
are silver men, will b: smoked out ot the
Diiiiocra'.ic State Chairman Manlv
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occupy! h is spacious headquarters today.
a sensation today by declaring editori-dly I
that the real purpose of the resolutions i
regarding eleetoral fusion which were i
adopud by the Democratic committie, is
to try to make a ju-opositiou which no '
self rcsiieetin?? Pojjuiist would entertain i
anel then when it is rejected to go before
the people and try to make It appear that
the Populate arc not honest because they
rejected the overtures looking to co-operation.
A .Nnmbrr ol Elves Lost. Scores
Sid by Jumping: From Windows.
Fire Was In Liquor Establish
New York. August 11. Between five
and fifteen lives were lost in a tire on
Grecnwick and Wall street-, this after-
The tiro burst forth sudJcDiv. A score :
or more s.ivid
themselves by jumping
and fire escapes to the
Ninth Avecuc Elevated railroad tracks.
Three hundred barrels of liquor were
burned. Tbe fire started on the ground
floor ot the New York Electrical repair
shot). It spread to I'hilir Klinkerstern's
wholesale liquor establishment.
HOT WEATHER SEDUCTIONS
Too Hot Tor Kven NiaiitrfU- Fakirs
Jet In Thrlr Work. First f
lolton (iom to Australia.
Journal Bukkai-, (
WitMiNOToN, X. C. Aug. 8
With the first hot days of summer,
even before the sun had assumed that
tierce and emphatic he.it which he has
months, and a seductive chnrm is about
it, which is too much for visitors to the
city. Out comes a nickel before, they
think, and s.ion they are munching, the
concentrated cold cream, with a happy
expression. Then the soda-war ei foun
tain comes in for its share ot patronage.
This year they all have electric fins and a
man is to be envied standing beiualh. this
wird-productr quaffing the "soft drinks'
through a straw.
The very though of going to the opera
houe this weather is enough to give one
a fever. But the men who play the bones
and work off old j ikes, on au audience
for so much a joke, were opparently
oblivious to the luat. Billow Bros., put
in an appearance on Wednesday night,
and played lo a limited audience at the
We do not suffer often from fakirs,
quack doctors and the like, but for the
past week the colored popu'ation have
J offered up their hard earned dollars at the
shrine of one, who claimed to be a con
jurer and dealer in the bhickarts. Alter
this had been going on for some lime
with no return to the investors, a warrant
was issued and now the impostor is
spendiug his days at the jail.
The important office of cattle weigher
has been in dispute tor many months
Back and fourth went the discusion from
the Police Board to the Board of Alder,
men, two men claiming the place. At last
it is decided who shall hold the lucrative
position. Oae Thomas A. Watson has
produced a satisfactory bond and is de
clared cattle weigher for the city of Wilmington-
The first bale of this year's cotton crop
arrived bcre yesterday. It wai grown in
South Carolina. This is the earliest date
,-or C(,tIon at thu poin lbe hTPrage dale
ijr tu. t bne August 16th. The
cotton was consigned to Alex Sprunt &
Whenever Wilmington sends a repre
sentative to Charlotte to contest in athletic
sports there, the Charlotte contestants
seem to delight in disabling them. Tire Wil
mington football team at Christmas time
were treated shamelully. Ttis week one
of our crack bicyclist went up to Char
lotte to ;ompete in the races and the first
day he was run into and disabled so much
that he could not take part in the next
The Red men had a great day in New
Berne yesterday, although a hot one. The
base ball boys are happy, as they t o
the game away from New Berne Mid
brought it back last n'ght.
Mr. W. R. Kenan, Jr., son of our Cd
lector of Customs, is visiiing Irs family
here, preparatory, to his trip to Australia,
lie has been employtd at Niagara, New
York, by the Electro Gas Co., au l is s.-nt
by them to put up their plants, in Australia
He expects to be gone a year.
Work on the railroad that is to bs be
twecn Wilmington and Seinhpott is be-ing
pushed despite the toirid heat.
j The contriCtors find it hard to gtt null
i lo woik, ih3 heat being too much lor the
Al t.ul tw0 .untjriJd men are constantly
at work, and are changing the Brunswick
nil lrnri,. from Ilia ni.'t nrn :1P to n eOhl
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busine s aspect.
GREAT CHANGE I.V SEXTI.
MENT ON FUSION.
Democratic Committeemen Arrive.
Anll-rnsionists Strictly in Evi
dence. Sinarular Evidence
For l'nulon Given.
R ai.kioii. X. C. August 10 The fol-
arrivt d here to d
IV to '
it tend the Democratic Mate Lommntee!
mteting. Cleimut Manly. W. II ' s0nal worth. Tremendous applause.
Kitchin. J. R. Young. Heriot Clarkson, i j hh d I be satisfied, if as a private individ
R L Durham, D. J. Pe4ibei ton , G. S. j Ual, 1 may be able to stand beside him in
Biadshaw, J. R. W, Kster, Paul 3. the public e.-teem, but my fiicnels, this is
Mtac&s, J. D. Glenn, W. C. Douglas, II. I not a contest w hether your distinguished
L. Stevens, Gt-o. B. Patterson, F. D. . townsman shall occupy the Chief Execu-
D. Mclvt r, W. 13. Rodiuan,
! J. A. Brown, A. C. Avery, A. E. Wal
' ters, Geo. A. Jones, J. II. Pou, R. 1).
Gi'man, W. T. Lee, E. J. Dale, S. Gal-
Some members s.ii.l frankly that thtre
1 had been an immecseievulsion of senti
i mcnt since July 80th, regard ii.g fusion,
aad they declared that they had no idta
tt.at the committee would tonight agree
Some of Hu m said that Paul B. Means,
who at last meeting was browbeaten for
l his attack on fusion, would tonight have
plenty of supporter?, and that no motion
to eject auy unti fusionist would, tonight,
be made though one was made iu the
, Means case.
A delegate told me that the reason
why the committee had before decided
, that fusion was proper, was because
'cbairmau Joues had recommended it, and
not because of anv exhibit showing grave'
weakness of part v.
' Others said that had the members of
the committee in person bet-D here July
30th to vote, there would have been dif
lertnl itsulis, In other words that the
vote was due to proxies.
' Wt stern lmmbeis are solid against
fusion. It is sai l positively that tonight
: nothing more is accomplished between
the Populists an 1 Republicans, or be
tween Populists and Democrats. In other
words all hands are playing for position,
and trying to fix the lespousibility.
Richmond Pearsoti arrived this after
noon from Ocracoke to remain during
AMERICAN SHIP LOST.
Disaster Occurred in May Detail
Have Jnst Been Received at the
state Department Twfnly Persons
Washington, D. C The Falkland
Islands, off the east coast of Pategouia,
were in May the scene of a marine disaster
involving the loss of nearly 'twenty
American lives, which as yet renaair.s
wrapt in Oiystery.
Consul Miller tenotts that on the
evening of May 14 news was brought to
Port Stanley that a large ship, evidently
of American build, had struck off the
Billy Rock, and was in danger of break
The sea, however, was running so
heavily that Capt. McPheison found it
impossible to get close to the shin
brought her, however, near
count fourteen men in the rigging, who
hai'ed him in English and bsgged him to
rescue them. The vessel was a large
wooden ship of about 1,800 tons register.
Capt. McPherson put back to port for
a life boat, and returned immediately,
but before he reiciied the ship she had
broken up, and quaoties of her cargo were
floating in all dirtctions. Capt. McPher
son and his rescue party stood by all
night in the hope of picking up survivois,
but after sixteen hou's of unwearied effort,
g ive up the hope of saving life, and re
turned to Port Stanley,
Late in May a diver wint down into the
vessel, but was unable to ascertain its
name or hailing port. The only traces of
humanity found on board was the body
of a young woman about eighteen years
of age, dressed in maroon colored dressing
gown, a gold watch chain about her neck,
bi't DOtiiing to furnish a clue to her identi
ty. THE POLITICAL POT.
KEEPS MERELY BOILING
THE STATE CAPITAL,
Cbaug-e in Date of Republican State
Committee. Colored Vote for Mc
Kinley. I.orkhart to be Nomi
nated. Gossip is Various,
Raleigh, N. C, Aug., 7. The Re
publican State Chairman changes the date
of ttie Istata Committee meeting from
August 11th to Auut 13th.
It is remarked that this is probably
done to give the Republicans an oppor
tunity to make the last bid for the Popu
The chairman of the Republican Con
gressional committee of this district, says
he knows only two coloreel Republicans
who will fail to vote for McKinlcy.
James A. Loekhart will be nominated
by acclamation for Congress by the Demo
crats ol the Sixth District.
Cyrus B. Watson was here today on
his way to Goldsboro to speak on Satur-
d iV II ' u i 1, i
i'g the campaign, dis
tui.l not State issues.
. ell-s I'll' v . '
; J. ha It '.'eb r.
! ocr 1 1 i t-. 1 1 i -1 1 i .
j S a' e ('.en, j;
; fu-i.-n na oc! !e' '
iv Central Dem
tlie action of the
r ; g U): E ecloral
t -al o' ih- Pop-
I n'i-t io i In- H--'.
! IJ.-. J. j. Mot-, -hi t ie
j lic.iiia aod i v I ill w i ia c
Poptfikt Sta'e tout' ij'i - ,
- In r l -pub
.e- ia'.- nd the
BKYAN AT OANTCpi, O,
I'nys Tribute I V. cUitili j 's CtinrHCter
Canton, (.)., August 10. W. J. Bryan
hustled in a very democratic way from
his train to a ffit car, and climbed with
hands and knees to his p-aiton. at con-
I sider.ible risk.
: He a;.i, "When he nceivtd notice a
! short time ago ef the organization of a
'silver club he : c. lie lit t ' e imagined the
j tremendous s--nii nent wiiich SeeiiiS behind
that club, f am glu t to y. in this city
the home i-f in v distinct -heel opponent,
u l-.stdv to lr.e h.h t hai'acter ami i.er-
I live position iu the greatest nation on
earth, but It does matter ou what polciijs
the President shall stand. Io this cam
paign the person is lost sight of in the in
terest of the cause which those persons
n present. I am glad to know that in
his own city, so many think the best
interests of tie country lie in NLKinlcy's
E. A. W. Meeting:.
LoI'ipvii.i.i:, Ky., August 11.-
of cyclers attended the meeting 0 the L.
A. W. here todav.
The intense heat did not interfere with
the training for the races.
Wants More Attention
: London, August 11 Li Hung Chang
; is deeply grieved over the lack ot atten
tion shown towards his proposed visit;
via the United States. 1
To-day he accepted
an invitation to
! travel to the Pacific coast, over the Can-
adiau Pacific Railway.
The Party Managers Under
Ilanna. Ituller aul Jones nil Sharply
Criticised. Gold Ticket ami Whit ney's
Position. Cleveland will
Likely Bolt. Hot Weather.
JounxAi. Bi RKAr, )
Washington, D. C. Aug. 10th.
If only one political party war, starting
into the Presidential campaign by finding
fault with the men who hav
e teen select-
ed to manage that party's interests, it
would be easy to agree in sayieg that the
party was thereby jeopardizing its chance
for success. But with a more or less con
siderable number of men iu each of the
parties finding fault with the party man
agers, as is now the case, it is much more
difficult to form any idea of what result,
if any, the fault-finding will have upon
Senator Jones, Chairman of the Demo
cratic National Committee, Mr. Mark
Hanna, Chairman of the Republican
Committee, 'and Senator Butler, Chair
man of the Populist Committee are each
under a hot fire from members of their
own party. Senator Jones is thavpiy
criticised for what has been done by Mr.
St. John, the Treasurer of the Democratic
Committee, at the elaborate and expensive
Hijaead quarters he has established in New
York, for the populist iutcivicw which
he has repudiated, and for genctal di'a
toriness in getting down to work.
Mr. Ilanna is found fault with because
ot'hi3 autocratic methods, and Senator
Butler because he has not made his ap
pearance at Populist Headquarters in
Washington since he was made Chairman
of the National Committee. From this
it will be seen that so far as fault finding
is concerned it is about a stand off all rta(.htLi ab )Ut 21.000,00;) of which $13,
around. So far as smoothly working I Q:jQ)0u0 was in July and $3,000,000 dur-
machinery is concerned, the Ilepublicans
bith in their Congressional and National
Committees, are lar iu the lead. They
daily send out from Washington, ten
times as many documents as their oppon
ents. However, it has Irom the first been
generally understood that the silver or
Democratic campaign would not get
under way until Bryan made his speech of
acceptance. As he will do that, at New
York city on Wednesday of this week, his
party managers may now be expecteel to
begin to hustle.
The gold Democrats are not numerous
in Washington, outside of the holders ol
prominent poeitiocs under the administra
tion, and whatever disposition they might
have felt to enthuse over the call for a
gold Democratic convention, to meet at
Indianapolis September. 3, was squelched
by the appearance tbe same day, .f an
authorized interview with Ex-Secretary
Whitney, declaring that McKinlcy would
carry New York by 2C0,000 majority.
They know that Mr Whitney never talks
for publication except for a purpose, and
that his purpose in this pase was to throw
col l water ou the idea of putting up a
gold Democratic ticket, by letting it be
seen that himse'f and other influential
gold Democrats intended to throw their
influence for McKinley. It is generally
believed in Washington that a gold ticket
will ba nominated, but even the silver
Democrats, who want the ticket put up
to prevent gold Democrats voting for Mc
Kinley. do not believe that it will receive
support enough to make it a lactor in the
election, in even one State. The politi
cians of all parties, almost without excep
tion, believe that the silver and goltt line
will be so tightly drawn before election
that everything else will be forgotten, and
that McKinley will get practically all the
gold votes and Bryan all the silver votes
Secretary Carlisle has gone to see Presi
dent Cleveland and there is coniderable
guessing as to whether there is any presi
dential politics in e visit. Up to three
or tour days ago, there was some doubt
about whether Secretary Carlisle would
join the bolters ot his party or lollow his
friend, Senator Lindsey, of Kentucky, aud
support Bryan. There is no longer any
doubt about his position; he will bolt, as
will President Cleveland and every mem
ber of his Cabinet, except Secretary Smith
and he will probably be out of the Cabi -
net sometime before e.ection. It is now
said among ffientjs oj President Cleveland
that it was the failure of the convention to
say a word commendatory of the admin
istration, mote than the adoption of the
free coinage clause of the platform that
made the bolt of the President and all but
one of his cabinet certain.
It has been said that politicians can
stand anything, but an exception must
now be nottd. They cannot stand 1 he
broiling sizzling sort of weather w hich
Washington has hail tor the past few
days. At least those of them who had
nionev or credit enough to g?t to the sea-
shore or mountain resort could not, ard
they have gone to wait for a change in the
Honest Money League.
Chicago, August 11. Two hundred
Republicans met his afternoon and form -
ed the "American Honest Money League.''
HEAT ANP DEATHS CONTINUE
Thirty Six Deaths, One Hundred
Prostrations, Hospitals Filled.
Nkw YortK, August 11 Thirty six
, deaths Irom heat were reported, today, . .'. t ,. .
1 "'(' lYiliOlV.
and one hundred nrostrations.
! The hospitals are glutted with patients, j
The doctors are almost dropping at their 1
The thermometer again reached nearly ;
j one hundred degrees
Bryan at New York.
New York, August 11 W. J. Bryan
' arrived here this evening, and was given
Warm reception by a multitude of enthusi
1 astic admirers.
TREASURY OFFICIALS SURPRISED
I'leasetl Willi III.' K riplt IK spile
I lie l ressin.
Washington, U. C. The Tie.is.ury
receipt have beci miming dining the-j
;re-'ent month at a rate which has rather
agiveably -urpiised tin- di puliiient ili
fjals ill vio.v o! the gi tioral depn Hon -in j
business. The meipts for July m re
larger tl.au tor many prccaling mouths, j
but the iucreiiM was attributed in part to
the payment of tmnuul licenses, under the j
Internal Revenue iaw. Ti;e customs re- j
ceipts for July lat lei! l,!)0(',(i00 short of:
j those for July. 1M'J, while the internal
j revenue feci ipN were 1,400,000 larger
The ligures lor August are of a different
The first eight days of the month have
shown receipts n! i?7,o88, 1-0, of which
$3,474,402 has been from cu-tjms, $:!,
475,784 from internal revenue and $437,
943 Irom miscellaneous sources. The cor
lespoudiog figures for the lir&t eight days
of August a year ago were $4,303,414
from customs, $3,315 802 from internal
revenue and $489,245 from miscellaneous
sources, making a total of $8,119,401.
The figures show a loss in custom and
in the total receipts this year, as compar
ed with last, 1 ut the piop rtiou iu favor
of internal rt venue receipts is perhaps a
little than in July ol the preset year
The increase in internal revenue re
ceipts have taken place, in spite of dull
trade, because of the exhaustion of the
supplies of whiky withdrawn from bond
before the new law t.ok effect. The ens
toms receipts are stid sm til, but are
likely t j be maintained ut a higher rate
during the remainder of the - month than
they were duting the closing days of
August a year ago. The expenditures
for July weie so large, on account of the
beginning of the uew fiscal year, that no
accurate deductions cm yet be made as to
their average for f .e vear.
The defuit lor the rise d veai has
ing August. This is no indication of a
deficit at the end of August, because the
interest and pension payments have been
largely anticipated during the hrst week.
It is expected that August will show a
j surplus, if receipts continue at their pres
ent tate, w hich would afford total ieceip'8
A surplus in August would not indicate
that the Treasury was on a self supporting
basis, because Augu-t is not one of the
months when the big quarterly interest
payments are due; but it wou'd indicate
a favorable condition of affair, anel the
probable reduction of the deficit at the
end of the year.
There is some doubt whether the large
appropriations made by the last Congress
could be met, even if receipts nxe to
530,000,0 j0 per month, but receipts ol
that amount would reduce the deficit to
a small figure, and would indicate the
success of the e xisting tariff" iu providing
revenue lor the scale of expenditures
existing wlen it was enacted. It is be-lievQ-1
that the revival of business, conse
quent upon a sound money victory in
November, would elo much to" eliminate
the revenue problem from practical
The v.Vntional Democrats."
Ikdianai'oi.is, Ind. Mr. W. D. By-
num, chairman if the Executive Com
mitter ofthe National Democratic party
is receiving a large number of communi
cations from Democrats in every part of
the country regarding the selection of
delegates to the convention at Indiana
polis on September 2d, Many of them
come from States which were not repre
sented at the recent conference, and Un
belief of tbe leaders of the party and the
hotel people of Indianapolis is that the
attendance at t he national gathering will
be much laiger than they originally anti
cipated. The Denison Hotel has received
several additional requests - for rooms.
Maine's delegation asks for 12 rooms;
Massachusetts for 10; Wisconsin wants
rooms for 24 delegates; Michigan, for 10,
and the New York Sun sends a request
for rocras for its stall'.
The tail for the national convention
was mailed to the chairmen aud delegates
in the various S;ales. The address to the
public is bing prepared, and will pro
j bai-ly be lvady for publication about the
; end ol the wack. Secretary, Wilson has
named Evans Woolen, of Indianapolis, as
his assist int. His duties will be devoted
to perfecting tin- preparations for the cou
von tion and to the business end of affairs
The Sun's Eclipse,
London. Much interest exists in as
tronomcal circles as to the success ot tiie
several expeditions sent out to various
pirU of the world to study the tot i' eclipse
ofthe sun. A spcri.t! dispatch Irom Yad
soe, Noi way, says that the members of the
expedition sent Varanger Fjord, near
Vadsoe, by Mr. Downing, of the British
I Nautical Almanac, were unable to take
any oDservaiii'tis mat win De 01 vaiuu.
The early phase or the eclipse was clearly
seen, but its totality was obscured by
thick clouds, which rendered the taking
ol observations impossible. The temper-
I ature at the beinn'-ug oi the eclipse was
. 44 d-grees. During the eclipse it fell to
-12 and then rose again to 41, w hen the
shadow passed from the sun.
Among the observers at Vat anger Fjor d
was Sir Robert Slarwell Bill. I,nn
dean Professor of Astronomy and Geom-
,-hi- io the I "o i vpr.-i t v of ( 'a mbrid --e Oh.
News from the other stations, some of
w hich arP far fr om civilization, is anxious -
ly awaited. It is hoped that the American
expedition at the Island of Yezo, Japan,
and the expeditions at Nova ZemOla and
in Eastern Sibeiii will obtain results that
will be of great benefit to science.
Hot Spell Broken.
Chicago, August 11. The hot spell
was broken this afternoon. The mortality
has been unprecedented.
FUSION OFFERED BUTLER.
DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMIT
TEE ADHERES TO SILVER.
tV'iimerons Republicans Gal tiering;.
Situation In Puar.llnic. Division ol
Electors Offered lopullsis by
Raleigh, N. C, August 11 Today
the Democratic State Committee met
It was the sxnse of the Committee that
while the party is not going to proscribe
any man for Ids opinions, yet the ilig
meut is on gold or silver, and that the
silver men control the party.
This makes adherence to silver the leat
ot party fealty.
Great cumbers of Republicans ate here,
trying to get places as wet nurses for the
Pop ti list 8.
W. S Hyams, Pearson, Zeb Waller,
Bob Hancock, E. C. Duncan are among
these. Judge Russell spent several In nrs
litre, today. He seeing very nervous.
It was said yesterday the Repu'ilicane
were not anxious for State fusion witl the
Popu'ists, their actions, today, rather
gainsay this. The situation is such ns to
puzzle them as well as every body el-c.
This afternoon, Chairman Manly sul-
luuieu in willing, 10 Qjnaior m4i er u
proposition for electoral f.isiou on the
electoral ticket, the Topulists taking 5
electors, the Democrats 0 electors. I'p
to e-ght o'clock he has had no reply.
The Populists Central Committee was
.in session nearly all this afternoon.
The Populist State Committee meets
There are reasons for belief that S na
lor Butler will not accept Chairman
Manly1 proposition, and will not ngree
to recommend anything less than Con
gressional and electoral fusion, holding
both to be equally important, and that
cither is incomplete without the other.
It is tumortd that the Populists w..uld
be willing to give the Democrats the
Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Districts,
taking for themselves the First, Third,
Fourth and Seventh, and let the second
district be fought for.
The Republicans in the Second Dis.
frict, to-day absolutely prostrated them
selves liefore the Populists, by eleclin.ug
to make Congressional nominations.
The Republican district chairman says
that all this is really an attempt to lorce
the Popuhs's to fuse on the State ticket,
by telling them, if they do not agree, t Iw
Republicans will not support Stroud.
The Populists, today, asked the Itepub
lican committee to endorse Stroud.
Avatnat Our Money.
Toronto, Out. V combined ettort is
about to be made by thO oi ty bauks to
decrease the circulation of Americau silver
certificates. The following notice is post
ed in the Standard Bank.
' Ou and alter Saturday, Augu&t V"ith,
American $ I bills will only be received
lor 90 cents.''
It is understood that other banks will
follow the example of the Standard Bank.
This action will probably result in a much
decreased circulation of American bills
in this city.
In regard to American silver, most 0'
thejeity banks are not accepting it at all.
Some will accept American silver only
from customers, but only in small amounts
The railway companies refuse to h mills
it, and the departmental stores are dis
cussing the advisability of refusing it as
Hamilton, Out. Following the ex
ample of the Toronto bank, t he Merchants
and other local b.inks here hate decided
to refuse to accept American silverj and
silver ceititicati s- For years American
bills and currency have beeu accepted at
par by many merchants. United States
silver or silver certith-ates will not be c
cepled iu payment ol city taxes. This
action is not due entirely to the silver agi
ration in the United States but to the fact
that at present theie is too much Amei ican
silver in circulation iu Canada.
THE COTTON CROP.
Better Than East Year .In Worse
Condition Tl (til in July.
Wash i n(Tojs The August returns
to the s'atisticiap- ol the Department of
Agriculture show a reduction in the
condition of cotton during the mould of
July from 92.5 to 80.1, or 12.4 points.
The condition the same time last year
was 77.9, w hich was the lowest average
for August ever i ten. The averages ot the
States are: Virginia, 80; North Carolina,
93; South Carolina, 88; Georgia, 92;
Florida, 84; Alabama, 9:1; Mississippi,
78; Louisiana, 7'; Texas, 09; Arkansas,
i Tennessee, 89.
Heavy rains mjuiy damaged the crop,
especially ou bottom lands, in Yirginia,
North and South Carolina, Florida, and
some portions of Georgia. Over a large
area in Georgia the crop is in fine condi
tion and promises a full yield. Tbe
drought which extended over Alabama,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and
Texas lor several weeks produced more
or less damage, aud ie many counties
complaints are made of shedding aud
premature ripening and blceiming at the
Some counties iu Mississippi and Ar
kansas report the crop as irreparably
damaged Irom drought and excessive In at, !
Some counties iu Texas epoit the crop
in good condition, fruiting well and prom
ising an average yield, but over the
drought stricken district where rain has
!fallen tlley bavccome to late to be of
I onunnea uiotignt, ami not dry winds
bave done considerable damage in some
counties. There is complaint of too
much dry weather in Tennessee, other
wise the crop is fairly well. The crop
over almost the entire cotton belt is
maturing rapidly, and is earlier than for
many years, partly from early planting
aud partly from premature ripeuing.
And the Me
Sincerely hoping: to
receive the same liber
al patronage extended
my predecessors, and
promising to use every
effort to make it ad
vantageous to. all who
buy of me.
S'Ih KxcuriHioii from
Traflay, Aopst ISA, 1896.
The entire trip made by daylight.
Breakfast on the coast and supper in
Two days to spend at Mt. A:ry, at the
foot ofthe Blue Ridge. Be suic you
don't miss it.
V ARE: Only $.1.50 from Newbem
j. s. mamix.
J. W. T1IRBTRN,