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NEW BERNE, CRAVEN COUNTY, N. C, OCTOBER 8, 1896.
WHICH WILL IT BR, WATSON
; VOR 5EWALL?
-. " - . "
Wk will tUm BUIa Boaators
EiSTmr CMiktll will
": -J" ; itoi win iiTf
-""Vv Washington, D. d, CM. 3.
' If there k anybody ia Washington
aulborixed to tpt-ak ior Tom Watson no
bodj haa feu ad elm.' Senator BtrU r,
Cbakmao of the Populist National Com-
' mittee, postively refuse to discuss the
ramoted probability of Watson' with-
. drawing himself as a candidate and de
claring himself against Bryan, and iue
Domf crmta are equalTj itaSoent la pnbtie,
- although a-song ibemwlTea they are ex
pressing soma very rigorous opini hqs as
to Watson's recent u te ernces ixi his
. probbl aeUoo, aod thry are discaMiog
the probable effact of ha witbdrmwal apoo
Bryaa's chaocta. Benblkaoa tay tbat it
caa nmke no esaterial difference wlateY?r
Watfnn may ln, bat) tliat ibey l not
blaoM him for nut liking tke maooer ia
. wblc he baa b-jea trcftte I an would do'
- be orprwed to see him refuse tu c o
tiooe to fi&ht nalesa b lie giteo an eqnal
- chance to share in th 'spoil, if oy
wot. One sini6cot i eat art: of the stia-
' ati is tbat sooie Democrats are jot as
bitter against So all ast tbey are. a.iiDst
Watson. Attention, to, U b.-ing clled I
to tba prolmt'le mix up ia tbc elettorall
eotlese to Case Brys abna'd be elected. -
with both Wta and Fewall on the
ticket. , If II r. Brjao sboald be elected by
less than 80 mmry ia tho electoral col
lege, and tew of Lis moil Singioe snp
prlers c'tim thtt he will grt as roach as
that, aehLcr Sealt -r Watson could ha
electei Yice Pmtideot and in c of f til -are
of a majority of the electoral c lleie
to agree opon tome other mao, the eke
tioo of Ve rresiJeot would be thrown
into the Senate, end, owing tj the peculiar
eoaplexioa of , tbat bxly, th tt might
make no en ) of trouble all arouo l. As
late as it Is is the campiin there ia little
doubt that most "f Mr. Bryan's uiacasers
woald breathe easier it both Scwall and
Wats, o woald volantari'y reliie and let
them pat tip a new candidate (or Vice
Seoaior Mitchell, of Wis., one of the
Democrats who is support in r, Bryan,
although be was opposed to the free
coinage of aOver and other planks of Hie
Chicago platform, calleu attention while
he - was " In : Wasbingtoo to something
which seems to hare been heretofore
overloaked the political status of the
Democratic Senators who ihave b Ited
their party . and are supporting Pnlnuer
and Bvickner. Mr. Uitchell wants to
know who the bolting Senuors will cau
, coa with' whea Cnigrasi maeu S,ekiQ.'
oa the subject be said: "Tbey are cer
tainly not entitled to caucus with rs
Maybe Bill is an exception. I dou't
knowaboat OUL You see he is witb m
and agaiast os. Ha is for the ticket aod
against the plattorm. Maybe he will
caucus with both the Chicago and
the Indianapolis Democrats. St-rious'y
though. I should olj-ct to the suppor
ters Tf the IndianapU icket coming
into our caucuses. Tbey bare no right
there. - .They are not ooly, not for Bryan,
b;xt they are working lor an I expression
hope lor the electioo of McKinlej. ThW
is not Democracy." This qjl-stioj will
become a really important one wbea Coo
ftress'attct, rdgardlesi of tha result of the
. " When Ex-Gov. Cunpbjl', of Oliio,
who basso far WXea no p irt 10 tlic cim
piigo. although hi bis do arad to
make some Bryan speeches in Oui i aod
lediana, came to Washmtoo, be wns t
once beseiged for bis opiaioa the pol t
ical situation, because ot the grxral be
Defin his sagacity in drawing c nclu
atooa. Heatil: "I am umbie to venture
a opinion, and I hive alio to meet tbe
first man wuo can give wliut softn t me i
intelligent reasons for making a predic
tion. Neer before bare I witnessed
ancb rnthltss shattering of party lioes."
Secretary Carlisle has positively declin
ed to deride time with Senator Blackburn
at the places he wi'l make speecbi s in
Kentucky. Although tins wai expected,
it Is causing much talk amoog politic-tins.
A Washington man who is supporting
Bryaa oo the stump but who is believed
tohavc doobts of his elyi tioo. La n a 'e
ao odJ sort of a wag;r. He lia lt a
suit of clothes that if JJcK'nK y t elee'ed
be will, within to yean ot his iu.;u fil
iation, sign a bill f"r the !! -ina je ii
ail vr and has pabbcly Ute 1 h s -vii'u.i.'
aees to -Inplicate the bet.
Although it seexri that do Inrt'uer
cdtnplicatioos could posai'.iy bo i j cted
Into thi, already thorcuhly coaDp'icatel
cam pal gh, a new and ovM immrtant one
ia nnder considerutioo by tli j K.pub!ic in
manager, and may very shortly roatetial
ixs and gie the Bryan m m tgi's ci nid !
erable lnuble Ic bas bceo pripoel !
Vth.1 the Rpublicios witlidnw their elc 1
oral ticket in icTeral of t'ne Smtbern j
8tatea and throw tbeir eDtire vote for ti e j
gold Democratic electors, and tbcrj is u ,
belief in Washiogiou that it will be done.
It is Claimed by the or.gia-itors of tb;s
scbrme tbat several b ates can be c irr i
by it which woo d otherwise Ik carried
or Bryan. I
JSvawweravtSc Tiery ! CanatlKal.
Nkw iUtkx. Cons., Town electiocs
ar- bcioj held throughout the State coo
siderable interest manifested, result believed i
to Indicate the way the Sute w ill .onextj
mootb. Democ ats carri. u Est Haven
-which wa carried by tbi publicans
. last year.
Torun no risk. All drogsjists guar
ante GroTe's Tareless Chill Tonic to do
ail thai the maanfactorers ehum. for it.
FAMINE AFTER THE CYCLONE.
ThoaMDd or people In Florida Are
Jacksonville, Fla. Now tbc horrors
of famine are added to tUo horrors ol the
cyclone's devastation. Thousands ol
people in Alachua, Lafayette aod Levy
Counties aw starviog, and a special ses
sion of the Legislature may be called to
relieve the distress. Hundreds of farmers
have lost everything; their winter's food
U wholly gone.
The roads are impassaMe for wagons,
and food will be carried down the
Suwacee River. The loss to phospate
plants is estimMted at $300,000, and the
cedar forests of Lifkyette County are de
stroyed. The turpentine men arc ruined, and
2500 men employed at the stills re out
of employment. Charitable contributions
Iedoi oiher.Stat.i8 will certainly le
Democratic State Committee to Jlefl
Raleigh, X. C, October 5 The
Democtatiu Sta'.e Ciimmittee is called to
mett here next Thursday. There are
many cpDjectures as to whut they will do.
Tlwreare intimation? that the Populist's
Committee will meet aj the sime time
Republicans are deeply interested in these
meetings and express belief th it some
sort nf a deal will b- made.
Populists are certainly gre.itly divided.
Populist committeemen say that the
Democratic committee will receive a mes
sage from William Jennings Bryan stating
what he desites done and wdl follow his
PopulUts State Chairman Aycr, says be
has been hoping ctrtain things would
happen, and is slid hoping. He says fur
ther, the Populists have accepted every
Bancroft In Gibraltar.
Waasuixotos, D. C., Oct. 5. The
State Department has Lxen informed of
Bancroft 's arrival in Gilbraltar where be is
Eiprm Rates Reduced.
Raleigh, X. C, October 5 Tlie
Railway Commission reduces express
mte3 on the Atlantic and North Carolina
Railway, so tbat they will be the same as'
those on the N. C. Railway aud other
main lines. This is a rednctiou ol fifty
per cent, on the present lates. This re
duction takes eftect Novemr 1st, next
Weyler'a Plain Failed.
New Yokk.A special dispatch Irom
Havana, Cuba, October 4, vtu Key West,
Capt. General Weyler's initial opera
tions inaugurating the campaign in the
extreme west, intended to trap Maceo, or
defeat and drive him east, have proved a
Gen. Melguizo, who, as military gov
ernor of Pinar del Rio, was delega'ed by
the captain general to start the ball, has
been defeated in time successive engage
ments with Maceo in the mountains of
Pinar del Rio, whete, with the combined
columns of Cols. Frances and Hernandez,
he attscktd the rebel positions. Those
columns suffered tremendous losses aDd
were compelled to retreat to the coast.
The news fell like a bombshell in the
palce. The captain general will not
veo permit the Havana. representatives of
the Madrid papers to wire the facts,' and j
be gate strict orders to the press censor
and post office officials to prevent the
news of the failure of his plans from get
The editor of El Diario Del Ejercito,
the army organ, whose pnper is se'dom, it
ever censured, dirin g to print a few de
tail?, he was called to ft lie palace ly the
cptain general and severely reprimanded.
Who Is (buries Price.
Ralkioh, October 5. Republi.an
heuUquarters announce tbat Chailes
Price has taken the stump for McKinley
ud the St. Louis platform.
Oreat Victory Tor Cuba.
Havana, October 3. Havana is ter
ror zed since the last decisive buttle be
tueeu the Cuban and Spanish troops when
tor the first time dynamite guns wt-re
used eodiog in a complete victory for
Ou'uns. hd by Maceo, pcrsonolly.
Fcar-Jtt Uavaoa. I
Havana, October 5. Ha ana hourly,
xpfi'in M.iCio's hordes down upon the j
city. M.idrid is feverish over news from j
the se.tt ol war. Wt-ylet's course will
evi iently run Cubins into coDtrol. '
Money F.prcs Rate Reduced.
hi Ki'.n. N. C, October 5. The Ex j
p:es iat' on money ii red need from seven
tv livu -.-nts t' U ty Crtits for one thousand i
dolhrs to poitts n 1 1 1 e Atlantic and North. ;
Carobtii Uadwny. on complaint of the j
National Cink of New Btrne.
Bnllimore Wlui Aaaln.
Baltimore, .tober 5 Raltimore, 6; i
Cleveland, next trames in Clevelan.l, ;
Wednesday, Thurs-lay aud S.iturdny Oe-i
toli 7th, 8:h aud lOth. '
Dockcry Declares Hlmflf.
Ralkiou, N. C. October 5. Oliver II.
IX ckery. the I'opu ist nominee for L'uu
tenant Goveruor, publishes in Senator
Butler's pnper an address to the voters in
which he says he ii a free silver Repub
li;an and is therefme constrained to vote
for Bryan. He athieks Senator Pritcbard,
charges him with i;reat inconsistency on
the silver question and says tlu North
Carolina Republican platform is a crea
tion of Pritchard under Inspiration from
WONDERFUL are the cures by
Hood's SarsaparilLa, and yet they
are simple and natural. Hood's Sarsa
parilla makes PURE BLOOD.
v WILMINGTON LETTER.
BUSINESS DEMANDS COOLER
Weather Too Warm. Cotton Move
ments Creates Labor Demand. De
structive Fire. Pnblle Speaking-.
Journal Bureau, )
Wilmington, N. C. October 3.
If the weather would kindly change to a
cooler condition, the merchants would be
contented. A member or representative
of every large house in town, has made
the trip to Northern markets, laid in their
winter's noods and relumed to Dersuade
those who shop, that hi p ace is "the''
place to buy. But the most persuasive
words fail while the weather remains
Shirt waists are still comfortable and
the girls are loth to give up this most
happy creation of the world of fashion.
Were it not for the disturbing influence
of I ho coming national election, business
would be in a splendid condition iu Wil
mington. The large receipts of cotton so early
have ui cessarily caused a great demand
for labor, and as this is an article we Can
easily supply, the natural result is money
io circulation, among those wln are ac
customed to eee but little.
Tuesday nisiht a terribly destructive
fire broke out just across the nvtr oppo
site the ceQtie of toivn. The large naval
stores yards, had caught and thousands
of barrels were stored there. A Norweg
ian lrk was lying at the wharf, and it
wss but a few minutes, ere she was a
mass of flame. She had completed het
.cargo and would have sailed the next day.
Her ropes soon parted and she drifted
into t fie stream to the terror of the be-
hoiders who feared she would biiug de
struction across the river. But the tide
h'ld her back and she drifted down the
river a mass of flame, aod finally s,ink in
twenty feet of water, u total loss.
The loss to the naval store owners was
forty thousand dollars, nearly covered by
tnsuraocc. All night a heavy shower of
eparks fell over the city, driven across the
river by a strong West wind, and il was
feared a general confligratiou would be
At the op- ra house, was presented that
mofct beautiful opera "Rob Roy," on
Thursday evening. As this company re
qu res one thousand dollars tuarantee
icfure they will play, il will be known
thjt it is an opera, indeed.
R B. Glenn spoke at the court house
Tuesday evening. It seemed at first that
he would speak, to empty chairs but list
eners, filed in slowly, until lie hnd a fair
audience, aod was satisfied to indulge i i
some short flights of oratory.
The Criminal Court last week, and 'the
Superior Court this week, has made th"
days fu 1 of wurk, for members of the
legal profession. A large number of pris
oners were awaiting an avenging justice,
and maoy were more than satisfied with
the decrees of the Court, announcing their
removal, to Raleiyb for the winter
Building still continues. When all the
contracts have been fioiahed, the city will
be greatly improved, and a look of pros
perity will be the resul'.
The hurricane wh'.ch did damage to
points Northr South and West of us pass
ed over Wilmington with but slight effect.
At ihe ocean, there was a high surf and
many went Irom town to see the sight of
leapiDg waves dashing up to the cottages.
At Murchison & Co's. bank may be seen
the beautiful Punch bowl, which is to le
given to the Cruiser Raleigh this month.
It is admired by every one who sees it.
The work is artistically done. The con
trast between the gold lining, and silver is
a pleasant one. North Carolina has done
herself proud by this gift of her citizens.
The Wilmington Liyht Infantry will
give an opemnjj this mouth, to; celebrate
the completion of the repairs ol their
armory. Visitors will be entertained by
sweet music, and the iuner man will be
cheered by tempting viands.
The Public school of the city open
Monday, and the p'Ospect is t hat there
will be an increased attendance
The rice mill, which has remained idle
for several months is to resum w irk, s
ats Mr. Pembroke Joues, president of
the National R;ee Milling Compsuy.
Though the crop is short in this State,
they will be in the market, and will buy
all rice, that is r ffert d.
The quarantine st it ion fir this port is '
being pu-he 1 to ciupletii n An artesian '
well i being drillad, and wi.l uive a fl ' !
of pure water fit" hospital purposes. j
The Rev. I. M. Yonan, a Persian mis- j
sionary, will pre irh in Wilmington to-j
morrow. He is beiu; educated inthi-j
country for work in Armeuia. j
Mr. Sol C. Weill, one of our prominent
lawyers, was given a reception by a num
ber ol the leading business men Tuesday J
evening, us a farewell tokin of esbem. ,
lie left for New York to accept a tine law i
position in that city. I
The Democratic headquarters has bien !
established in the old National Bank j
building, where all Democrats will be j
welcomed, during the day cud up to mid- ;
The Bryan, Sewall and Walson club
hehl its meeting Wednesday evening, and
quite an interesting address was delivered :
by ( ne of its members.
Cyrus B. Watson, speaks here on the I
A splendid testimonial or memorial to
the memory of Hon. George Davis has'
leen printed and will be distributed by 1
the Chamber of Commerce. Many ot Mr. ;
Davis' speeches are in the work, and the !
book is compiled by Mr. James Sprunt. j
The most interesting and absoibing
event in view seen through the small boys !
eyes is the coming of Main's circus. The '
bill boards have an enthusiastic crowd
txfore them aj long as daylight lasts. '
From Brunswick county comes the
news of fusion between Democrats and
Republicans. This is the latest r'evelop
ment in the political situation this year, a
year of surprises. Undoubtedly Bums
wick holds the palm in the fusion line.
Professor Nobles, superintendent of
schools, has returned from au extensive
trip to the schools of the North. He is
much pleased with the ideas he has re
ceived from the teachers of the schools he
TO BE GIVEN WIDE SPREAD
RtiSMell niil Pritcbard Silverites.
McKinley Emissary. That Ji'o old.
Statement. Republican Bnisy.
Items ol State ew. .
Raleigh, N. C, October 3.
A Populist who has been largely' con
cerned in the ''deal" with the Republicans
said last night that D. L.Russell is a silver
man, Pritcbard also and all the Rtpubli
lican Congressmen, save Thomas Settle.
This was a remarkable statement. He was
aiktd if all of these would not vote lor
McKinley and said yes. lie weut on to
say that Russell h:is always been a silver
mau; thai no gold man could be elected
to the seoute, that ten if the Republicans
had a majority ai the legislature they
could not elect a gold man senator. This
was all of course very laughable.
Theie are various confidential circulars
issued by State Chairmen. Republican
Chairman Ilolton has one of Democratic
Chairmau Maniy's and declares he will
print 10,000 copies ot it. The Democrats
have some of Holloa's circulars. Popu
list Chairman Aver seems to have two cir
culars, one on the Seuatoi'ship question
(quite much on a line with a recent edi
torial in Senator Butler's paper) and an
other feeling the Populist pulse as to
Guthrie. The Republicans renew their
statements that the Populists want to
avoid a count. At one time they expresed
a desire lor a bhowing hands, but were
coolly told by Republicans tbey have
llrs by voting for Guthrie for Governor.
Guthiie is a thorn in the side of the
Republicans. Lie says what he believes
and does not trui k!e to them.
It appears fiom the news as to the
great storm that only one person was
killed in this. State and tlut $o0,000 will
prett y r.carly cover the loss to property.
In this section there is yet remaining a
gooil deal of cotton in the fields. By the
15th instant it will practically all be
As yet the Republicans have not de
cided who will be their elector in the 6th
district, Chairmau Holton will name the
After January 1st, according to an or
dinance adoptetl by the alderman here
last evening, all bai-iooms are to close at
11 p. m.
It. is found that Ral.ih has $30,000
available for street improvements. It is
quite a wind fall. Five per cent. boDds
will be issued.
There was a queer affair at Fayetteville
yesterday. A white man married a beau
tiful girl and just as the ceremony was
ended the groom was arrested at the
instance of his bi other, charged
with stealing an ox taking it to
Fayetteville and sellicg it and with ths
proceeds of the sale buying his marriage
license, e c.
It is saitl that for several days a Mc
Kinley emissary has been here, going
alout among railway employes, etc.
Eight years ago D.ck Quay, son of
Senator Quay, was here six weeks, having
a typew riling establishment. He played
the violin and took part in seveial musi
cales, u iiler au assumed name. He was
doing sceiet work all t lie while.
The Republican Sta'e committee has
p'enty of money. It h is two rooms full
of cletks. Tediy alone it sent out 100,000
The louudation of the new male wing
of the insane asylum here is complete.
January 1st, the building will be comple
ted. The chief clerk of the Stale treasury
finds upon further examination of the re
ports of t he 92 banks t hat there is on
hand .$500,380 in gold coin and S223,S07
in. silver com and $621,132 in other cur
renry. In the national banks are $340,
000 in gold. (ue ol the banks here has
ibis week paid several thousand dollars to
cot ton sellers. Theie is over $50,000 in
gol l iu the Ra'eigh banks.
Gov. C'arr offe's $100 reward for Clin
ton Vannoy ol Iredell, who August 16
murdered William B.illiDg,
Thomas Ii. Robertson of Charlotte is
appointed by the Governor a commis
s'.oner Irom thi- State to the Tennessee
There are now 400 patients in tke in
sane asylum here.
The Republicans appear to be making
s ime threats against the Populists that if
the latter do not do all the things covered
by tluir "contract.'' fusion will end. The
situation of the Populists is awkward,
to say the least. The Republicans boast
that they have been very liberal to the
Stevenson at Home.
St. Louis. Vice-President S;evenson
left for his home, in Bloo oington, 111 ,
F!e Till remain at Bloomington for a few
da's needed rest, after whic h be will be
gin campaign speaking. He suffers con
siderable pain in the leg injured at Bur
liugtoD, Ia., but is be'ter.
Stock Market Lower.
New York, October 6. Stocks on the
Exjliane declined today, in sympathy
yvith the fall '12 American securittts ia
London. . . 1 j
Ilackbnrn A Wlllett.
it if QUALITY
We have a
New Goods Bought at
HavE RscEivEd CarEfnl AttEntirjiij anil We
BARGAINS, BARGAINS, BARGAINS.
Our stock is so large, so varied, and offered at such LOW FIGURES, that we are sure (
that our friends from this and adjoining Counties who favor us with their patronage,.
will admit that never before has such an admirable combination of Variety, Quantity,
Quality and Low
S accessor to
STILL WORSE !
STATE POLITICS VERGIN'C ON
Accusations of Bunco. Free Silver
Promises. "We Don't Believe In
Democrats." Bryan a
Raleigh, N. C, October 6. Populist
State Chairman Aycr, said today, that it
had been said the Republicans could easily
bunco the Populists with free silver prom
ises, but that he wanted to say that no
Deni ciat can under the present condi
tions bunco Populists with that promise.
He added, "We did not believe in Dem
ocrats two years ago. We don't believe
in them now. We are -.taking electoral
fusion to elect Bryan, and are taking a
little strychnine, (Sewall and the other
Democrats) in the dose. Bryan is no
Democrat, but a Populist."
Popuiists say W. J. Bryan would send
message to Democratic State Committee,
which. will meet Thursday, giving his
views on how he yvisbes the committee
CUahtnan Manly denys that such a
message has been received, or that Bryan
intends influencing their action.
Statu Qno Violated.
Washington, D. C, October C Ac
cording to advices from. British Guiana,
the promise to maintain the statu quo,
pending negotiations, has again been vio
lated by Great Britain, in a manner that
mav possibly le id to a remonstrance from
The Colonial Legislature has authorized
the construction of a railway through the
- Rescued Sailors.
Key West, Fla. The pilot boat
Glance came into this port having on
board ten ship wrecked sailors trom flie
Norwegian bark Saturn, which capsized
last Mouday, during the hurricane on
this coast. She was bound Irom Belize,
Honduras, to Scotlan I. loaded with log
wool. The men left the bark in a yawl
boat anJ were picked up by the German
bark Helvi.', whijh transferred them to
the pilot boat.
Contract lor Torpedo-Boats.
Washington. Secretary Her be it has
awarded the contract r building one of
the th rtv-knot torpedo-boats, (the largest
6f 250 tons,) to the Union Iron Works,
of San Francisco, and the contract for two
sma ler thirty-knot boats upon plans pro
ject d by the French Builder, Ncrmand,
to the Bath Iron Works, of Jiaine, as was
recommended originally by the heads ol
the bureaus of construction and steam en-gineericg.
J. II. Il At KHI K.
Snccessor to Hackbnrn A Wlllett.
Fall Greeting, 1896 !
after ttLE "Nimtile
and PRICES will get it,
Superb Stock of
Figures, been gatnered
HiCKBURX V WIIiIiETT,
47 & 49 Pollock
Tramps Thrown from Trains and Kill
ed were thonarht to be Murdered.
New Haven, Conn., October G. The
wholesale murders which have been going
on along the line of the Consolidated Rail
way, between this city ani New London,
within the last six months.
Ten bodies have been found along the
One intended victim escaped, and iden
tified the railwav brakaman who attempt
ed the murderous assault. The brakeman
was named Bean, who confessed that it
was the custom of the railway men to
throw tramps from moving trains, many
of whom were killed, thus accounting for
the hitherto mysterious deaths"
Tbs Florida Election.
-Jacksonville, Fla, October 0. The
weather throughout the State today
was fair. The election pissed of peace
able. This even'ms the advices from the
principal cities and towns indicate a
Democratic majority today to exceed
twenty thousan I.
THE COTTON MARKETS.
The last letter furnished by me gave a
review of Saturday's market.
Yesterday and today the domedic and
foreign markets too, have shown great
weakness and New York futures are 30
poiuts lower than when I last wrote.
This decline is attributed both to the
large receipts and inanition of irad s.
If American spinners could come in now
as they usually do at this season and
take their share of cotton, any further
decline would4be improbable ami an
advance almost certain. It is pretty
generally agreed by those who profess
ts known that about all this crop of
cotton will be needed by spinners be
fore another is marketed.
Theke is a better feeling in commercial
and manufacturing circles ami if the
political a-id financial ou'look was such
as to prevent ventures, cotton would
probably be one of the first things to
respond. As it is manufactures are
going slow and will probably do so till
after the election.
New Berne market has been active at
6 to 7J. There is a great deal of low
grade and sandy cotton coming in and
this latter character of cotton has a de
pressing influence on markets.
J. E. Latham.
I WANT every man and woman in the United
States interested in the Opinm and Whisky
faablta to have one of roj books on these dis
eases. Address B. M. Woolley, Atlanta.Aia.,
Box 882, and one will be sent yon tree.
I .1. II. II 4 W ill 10.
I Successor to lltirkbiirn ti Willelt.
An Inspection of Our
Astonish and Please the most
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together in this section,
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Post Office Statistics.
Washington. George A. Howard,
auditor for the Postofflce Department, in
bis annual report for the fiscal year ended
June 30, gives the following statement
of the finances of the Tostoffice Depart
The total revenue was $82,499,209, an
increase of $3,516,080 over the previous
year. The total expenditures were $90,
626,296, an increase of $3,8.36,124 over
the previous year. Tha excess of eipen
ditures over receipts was$8,127,083.
Daring the past fi-cal year 1 1,7 94 pot
masters have been retired from the office
by death, resignation or removal. Their
accounts have all been finally audited and
tbeir lota", balances, or the amount from
then to the government, aggregates
$47,723. A large part of this sum will
be collected without suit Iwfore the close
oijtn? present caienaar year.
The total outstanding iu Jebteduess dm
the department at the beziunimi of the
past fiscal year, July 1, 1895, from late
postmasters and failing bidders and con
tractors was $868,070. Of this indebted
ness suits have been instituted for $002,
940. There isotheiwise in process of
collection $52,331. During the past fis
cal year thsre has beeu collected of this
This is the first time in the history of
the Postoffiee Department tbat the ac
counts of all postmasters retired from
office during the fiscal year hive been
finally audited and the amount ot their
balauces stated in the auditor's annual le
port for that year. No such report could
have heretofore been made, f-r l lie reason
that t!m work of the auditor's office, ueiil
recently, was several yea's io arrears.
The number of domestic money orders
issued dunug the year was 24.947,852.
The number paid was 24.140,848. The
aggregate of money received aud paid out
by postmasters on these orders amounted
to the sum of $363,010,831, The nd
revenue derived from money order busi
ness was $886,185.
Haktfokd, Conn. Town elections
were held all over the State, except Hart
ford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Ansonia,
Oerby and Nfluatuck. The n suits show
a decided gain in Republic an strength
and are believed to bj an index of the
greater political battle which will be
waged at the polls in November.
At the headquarters of the R.-puMican
State central committee it was stated that
McKinley and Hobart would got more
than 30,000 majority at the State election.
Though the elections prcseuted many
local issues, complicated efforts to arrive
at an idea of the party's strength, iu the
few towns that had both gold and silver
Democratic tickets in the field the qold
men were greatly in the majority. The
Weather conditions were decidedly un
favorable for a large vote.
J. II. IIACKBCRI.
Successor to Ilaekbnrsi A Wllretl.
f -ea 'l
intend tD liave O
under one roof.
DROWNS HIS PRZSOZCBSC.
Wey ler Feeds Tbem to Hbatrais la K-",
vana IIarbo, According t
ports. - t ,'
Havana Awful crime are committal
every night by order of La Barn and
Gov. Perrua, of the samo typ at La Bar
rera. Every night at the pollca' bead
quarters some prisoners are Uken oat and
put on the book, as mleaaed. These indl
v duals aro guarded by one "cclador'' '
(police delegatt) and two policemen, aod
taken between 1 and 3 o'clock a. m., to a ,
landing place at the entrance of the har
bor, two blocks rrom the police head
Once there, Hie prisoners aod the thrre -pol
icemen step iu a boot and start off
they don't land anywhere, but after
awhile the officers come back without th
This action has been watcbtd nlgut af
ter night. From the 1st of September to
the 26th, sixty-three prisoners hare dis
appeared in this way, drowned outside
The two last ones were drowned Sep
tember 26. They were an old man aod
a y.ung man. On stepping in the boat
the old man atked where they were bound
to. The young man said," Why, don't you
know.' V e aro going to bo mu"deredl"
The policeman gave the young man a
blow which knocked bis eve out. alanDed
nd kicked him, then started and never
( onie back. From the Cananas and Mor-
ro, prisoners arc taken out and drowned
in i he same way. Ttie reason why tbey
re taken out of the harbor ia on account
of the immense Dumber of sharks, which
1,'et hold of the bodies and leavw no trace.
The families ot officers living In Morro
Castle and the Cubanas have made com-p'.-itnt
of the lamentations and cries tbey
h- ar late in the niht. The cries are at
tiibuied to prisoners ill-treated and taken
On the 23rd ol iSeptember a finhermao
notified the police of the presence of two
dead bodies lying on the Beasbore next to
the Morro. These bodies were dressed
lik.- country people, about fifty and twenty
ye rs of age. The elder one showed two
bullet wounds on wounds on the back,
five bayonet wounds in the stomach aod
ciest und throat. The young man bad a
bullet rtound in the loin and seveial bayo
net wounds in the body and throat.
Their hands were tied behind their
backs, and pieces of roj e lied to their
necks. The Iwxlies seemed to have been
in the water for some time, and putrefac
tion had bejun. The bodies were wit
nessed by a number of people, who were
driven away by the Spanish soldiers. The
wounds were made by Mauser bullets.
Lexington, Ky. October 6. At tba
Breeder's Association, in the trotting
races this afternoon, Mcllenry won the
Futurity States, valued at $23,000.