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VOL' 21 ? SMTTHMELD,K. C? FHIDAY, NOVEMBER I I. 1 :><>_>.
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OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Post Election Chat?Senator
Gorman The Democratic
pirants for Speak
Washington, Nov. 12, 1902.?
When it was first realized that
the Republican* had won com
plete control of the liotise of
Representatives it proved a hit
ter disappointment to the Demo
cratic leaders in Washington
w ho had worked soindefatigably
all summer, but as the smoke of
battle clears away and it is pos
sible to take a more dispassion
ate view of the situation there
are many consoling features in
the "Republican victory." Gov
ernor Udell, who carried New
York State by a majority of
110,000 two years ago, was this
year elected by so .small a major
ity that it is evident to everyone,
familiar with the situation, that
a closer supervision of the "up
state" polling places would havei
meant his defeat while, if such a
man as Judge Parker had been
the Democratic nominee, Mr.
Udell would have been snowed
under. Again, prosperity in the
party, as is inevitably the case,
lias given rise to numerous feuds
despite the President's appeals
to "hang together." A number
of Republican Senators and Rep
resentatives have been in Wash
ington during the past week and
all emphatically declare that
there will be no change in the'
tariff schedules. They are un
doubtedly correct, but how will
that please the western element
of the party, the lowans and t he j
Another point which artist be;
remembered in connection with
the recent campaign is that
where a congressional nominee
reported to Judge Griggs that
his district was close and that it
would require a few hundred dol
lars or perhaps the services of an
able speaker to pull him through
and the Judge spared him a
small amount out of hiscarefully
treasured fund, Representative j
Babcock immediately sent sever
al speakers and several hundred;
dollars into the district. The!
Democrats will, however, estab
lish perinaneut campaign head
quarters in the near future and
will use every legitimate means
to amass a campaign fund and !
perfect the organization before
the great fight of lS)0-t. There j
were many incidents of the re-1
cent fight which were carefully
noted and which will be most
available in the future. Thej
final conclusion of Judge Griggs,
as expressed to your correspond
ent yesterday, is that "as straws j
show which way the win 1 blows,
so there are many straws which
point to Democratic victorv two
1 here is a good deal ot gossip
in Washington at present in re
gard to the future of Arthur P.
Goruian, Senator-elect from Ma
ryland. Mr. Gorman is an astute
politician and an able leader and
it is assumed that he will proba
bly become the leader of the
Democratic side of the Senate.
The Republicans, talking among
themselves, say he will prove a
"thorn in the flesh" and many
prominent Democrats say "he is
a safe man to watch."
The announcement made last
week by Representative Dalzell,
who came to Washington for
the purpose, that he will be a
candidate for the speakership, is
the first actual opening for a
fight which promises to prove in
teresting and bitter. Mr. Dalzell
will stand for the extremest phase
of protection and those members
who are unalterably opposed to
tariff revision will doubtless flock
to his support. On the other
hand, Representative Rabcock
will make a fight for the speaker
ship and he is believed to repre
sent the "moderate revision"
faction. Representative Cannon
of Illinois will make a vigorous
contest for the position and
heretofore he has been the favor
ite. Mr. Littlefield, of Maine,
whose great anti-trust movement
appears to have flashed in the
pan, is also a candidate and be-1
fore the struggle is over there is
likely to be a pretty quarrel.
A report from Iowa to the ef
fect that Speaker Henderson will
j attempt to wrest the gubernato
rial nomination from Governor
Gum mine and in that way to dis
credit the author of a protest
against those tariff schedules
! "which shelter the trusts" is re
| oeived with considerable credeuce
in Washington. It is further al
leged that Secretary Shaw de
sires the vice-presidential nomi
| nation and that he would look
with a favorable eye to the total
eclipse of Cummins. Secretary
| Shaw was seen by your con es
; pondent, after the Friday Cabi
net meeting at the White House
and he then denied all knowledge
of the Speaker's intention, but
he may have learned them since.
Senator Beveridge is in Wash
ington seeking to make arrange
ments whereby he and the other
members of the Senate Commit
tee on Territories may take a
jaunt through Oklahoma, Arizo
na and New Mexico at govern
ment expense, preparatory to
reuorting the bill for their admis
sion to statehood, which passed
the House at the last session.
Greatly against his will. Mr. Bev
eridge was forced, by Senator
Quay, to promise that this bill
should be reported to the first
term of this session and he will
doubtless do so but he will first
enjoy a junket as the price of his
llie Anthracite Coal Strike
Commission haw completed it?
preliminary inspection of the
mines ami the homes of the
miners. Hon. Carroll I). Wright \
yesterday told your correspond
ent that he had found, on his re
turn to Washington, acceptance*
from a majority of the independ
ent operators in the anthracite
region, to the invitations to be
come party to the arbitration to
be conducted by theComrnission.
and he hastened to the White
House to inform the President of
the fact as the supposed hostile
attitude of these operators had ;
occasioned considerable anxiety J
as to the outcome of the Com
The President and his family
are once more living in the White
House, althougti Mr. Roosevelt!
will soon depart on another trip.
He will leave first for New York
From thence he will go South
and will attend the reception to
Luke E. Wright, vice-governor
of the Philippines, at Memphis
on November 1!). He will then
go to Philadelphia to attend the
banquet of the Union League
club and will not return to Wash
ington finally until the 22d.
Only that portion of the White
House occupied by the Presi
dent's family is completed, the
renovation being little more than
half done in the east room and
in various stages of progress in
other portions of the House.
Mr. Piatt's Mysterious Death.
Mr. T. W. Piatt, in company
with others of this section, at i
tended the Fayetteville Fair
Wednesday of last week. He was
brought home Friday a corpse.
How he received the injuries that
caused his death is a mystery.
Thursday morning he was seen
standing in the creek below
lCccles bridge in Fayetteville,
clinging to the limb of an old
tree. When called to by Chief of
Police Flowers he staggered to
the bank but was unable to tell
even his name. He was taken to
the Marsh-H ighsmith Sanitarium
and given treatment. He never
regained consciousness but died
His skull was fractured and his
ear and eye injured. Whether he
received these wounds by foul
play or by falling is unknown.
The coroner's jury's verdict was
that he came to his death bv un
His father-in-law, Mr. David P.
Johnson, went to Fayetteville
and brought the remains here
Friday afternoon and the inter
ment took place at his home a
few miles from here.
All sorts of Jewelry going at
cost at Allen Bros.
Fewer Gallons; Wears Longer, i
ROLAND MOLINEUX ACQUITTED.
Atter Spending Nearly Four Years
In Prison He is Free Again.
After nearly four years of tor
ture, part of the time in the
shadow of t he electric chair, with
a death watch keeping grim
guard over him. Itoland Burnham
Molineux walked forth in the
autumn afr yesterday a free man,
the pall lifted from his life at last
It has been a drama oi absorb
ing interest from the beginning
and never more so than at its
climax. When the foreman of
the jury in the New York Crimi
nal Court pronounced the words
"Not Guilty!" a mad che. r went
up in the packed courtroom
Men and women danced and
shouted for joy. The prisoner,
whose lawyers had steeled him
for the ordeal, stood Unmoved
under perfect control. His aged
father, Gen. Edward Leslie Moli
neux, who is said to have spent
fully $100,000 to win acquittal
for the accused son, was over
come by his feelings.
From the courtroom Molineux
was taken by his father in a car
riage to the Tombs Prison, where
he packed his effects and bade
good-by, after still another
ovation, this time from the hun
dreds of wretched captives behind
At the Alolineuxhoinein Brook
lyn there was a joyous reunion
at night. Neighbors, came b,y
dozens to shake the hand of the
central figure in the great murder
case and to greet his devoted
The proceedings of the trial's
last day began with the closing
argument by Assistant District
Attorney James VV. Osborne for
the prosecution. This consumed
two and a half hours. Then came
Justice Lambert's charge to the
jury, in which he laid stress ou
the fact that the handwriting on
the poison package was the cen
tral point in the case. The jury
took but one ballot, being unani
mous for accuittal.
Molineux is safe from any
further prosecution for Mrs.
Adams' murder. The Fifth
Amendment to the Constitution
to the United states says:
"Nor shall any person be sub
ject for the same offense to be
twice put in jeopardy of life or
It is the general belief that the
murder must ever remain a mys
The Molineux case has been a
dear one. it has cost New York
county $255,000. The first trfal
cost $175,000 and second $80,
000.?Baltimore Sun 12th.
Public school began Monday,
attendance about 175.
Mr. Nick Allen, of Auburn,
speut several days in town re
Messrs. It. A. Hall and Joe R.
Hinant spent Sunday in the
Mrs. L. D. Debnam, of Selma,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. J.
Mrs. C. H. Belvin spent part of
this week with her daughter,1
Mrs. C. W. Horne.
The entertainment given Fri
day night was a decided success
and reflected credit on the teach
er and students.
Messrs. 1). W. Barbour and B.
M. Robertson have returned
from Kansas City where they
have been to purchase mules and
The ladies of the Clayton Bap
tist church sent a box valued at
f 75 to a frontier missionary in
Florida. This shows who is
pushing the good work.
Pastor C. W. Blanchard is con
ducting a series of meetings ut
the Baptist church this week.
All the stores close at 7 o'clock
at nights tor the clerks to attend
Mrs. D. II. SVilliams and Mrs.
J no. W. Hales returned Monday
from a visit to relatives near
Wakefield. Mrs. W i 11 i a m s
brought back a potato which
weighed 7% pounds when dug,
given her by Mr. Wiley Brougn
ton. "Yelib." i
COLORED BAPTIST CONVENTION.
? Among Those Present are the Ablest
ot Their Race In the State.
The Baptist educational and
Missionary Convention of North
Carolina is now in session at the
Baptist church. It assembled
Tuesday night. Interesting ses
sions are held daily.
The introductory sermon was
preached by Kev. 1*. F. Maloy,
of Charlotte; it was a sermon of
interest and power. Wednesday
was foreign mission day. Many
excellent speeches were made on
this subject. The missionary
sermon by ltev. Dr. J. W. Kirby,
pastor of the First Baptist church
at Raleigh, N. C., was a plain,
practical and forcible sermon.
Dr. Kirby is a powerful pulpit
orator. The address by Mrs.
Hubbard, of Pennsylvania, was
excellent and most instructive.
The personnel of the conven- j
tion is excellent and grand. A
noble array of cultured Christian
gentlemen, such as any body
might be proud of, is now in our
. midst doing for t he Master and
for the extension of His kingdom.
To-day (Thursday) is State mis
sion day A grand program will
be dispensed with, interes ing
speeches and addresses will be
made throughout the day. At 3
o'clock p. m. Hon. N. B. Brough
ton, of Raleigh, will address the
The convention is being presid
ed over by Uev. I)r. Browne, of
Winton, X. C. Dr. Browne is a
man of unusual ability and pow
er, a inair whose Speeches and
writings have attracted national
attention and comment. There
are other gentlemen in attend
ance of equal distinction and
ability who are a credit to their
race and the State in which they
Also, we have a number of dis
tinguished women in attendance,
Mrs. L. P. Moore, of Tennessee,
Mrs. H. L. Hubbard, of Pennsyl
vania, and Mrs. E. E. Smith, of
Fayetteville. There are many I
others here whose names, time
and space will not allow us to
Rev. A. B. Vincent,
John W. Byhd,
Reporters for Convention.
Fewer Gallons; Wears Longer.
Are You a Farmer?
Are you a farmer? If ho we
call your attention to an an
nouncement in another column
of a Farmer's Institute to be held
in the court house at Sinitlifield
Friday, November 21st. These
institutes have been held at va
rious places in this and other
states but this is the first for
Johnston county. It is hoped
that the farmers in every part of |
the county will take an interest j
in this meeting and attend. Timej
of meeting 10 o'clock, lie sure j
Fewer Gallons; Wears Longer, i
Prices at the Banner.
Farmers who have sold at the
banner Warehouse during thej
last few days, and the prices they
J no. W. Lassiter, 10%, 11, 11%, I
1.1. 42%, 40, .-10, 20, 15%, 15,18%.
Sherron & Jones, 10, 11%, 11%,
12, 12%, 11,15%, 13%, 15,25,30,
32, 40, 47%.
J. 11. Smith, 11, 12%. 14, 22%,
25%, 27%, 28, 30, 40, 47%.
W. A. Smith, 12%, 10%, 17,22%,!
A. Johnson, 12%, 15, 15,17,
30. 47, 40, 47, 43, 40, 21%, 30.
a Runaway Bicycle.
Terminated with an ugly cut
on the leg of J. Ii. Orner, Frank
lin Grove, 111. It developed a
stubborn ulcer unyielding to
doctors and remedies for four
years. Then Itucklen's Arnica
Salve cured. It's just as good for
Burns. Scalds, Skin Eruptions
and "Piles 25c, at Hood Bros.,
Covers most; Wears,longest?
Sherwin-Williams Paint. Sold by
H. H.&B.Co. I
MR. ABELL FOR SPEAKER
Johnston County Will Ask
This Honor for Her Son.
The folllowing article appeared
in the ltaleigh News and Observer;
Smit hlield, N.C., Nov. 5.?Somt
counties give big Democratic ma
jorities one year and the next
year there comes a slump, but
Johnston county is as true to
Demo,-racy as the needle to tin
; pole. In 1894 and in 180(4 when
almost every other county, ex
cept three or four small counties,
were lost to the Democracy,
Johnston kept the rudder true.
Hon. Edward S. Abell was elect
ed at that trying time to the
State Senate and was one of the
small band of State Senators
whose wise and aggressive spirit
laid deep and broad the founda
tions upon which thegreat Demo
cratic victory was won in 1898.
The voice of Mr. Abell was heard
in thunder tones in the Senate of
1895 denouncing Fusion extrava
gance and nlisrule. He put the
Fusionists on record and con
founded them daily. His service
HON. ED. S. ABELL.
in that body entitles him to the
lasting gratitude of the good
people of North Carolina
In every campaign for twenty
years Mr. A bell has been a true
and tried leader of his party in
Johnston county. Heispopular
with the people who have sent
him several times to represent
them in the House and in tlie
Senate. There will be no member
of the Legislature of 190.*] who
has had longer or more varied
legislative experience or who is
better equipped by service to
preside over the House.
Mr. Abell has always made elo
quent and winning campaigns.
His recent campaign in Johnston
showed that he liad grown in
ability, in breadth and in power.
His speeches 011 the tariff were
not only strong and interesting,
but showed his mastery of that
great question which is now the
uppermost question before the
Mr. Abell is an experienced par
liamentarian, a just and fair
legislator, and tiie representa
tive of the best Democratic coun
ty in the State. If chosen to that
high position he would be in sym
pathy with the progressive spirit
alive in the State and use his in
fluence to shape legislation for
the upbuilding of the best inter
ests of North Carolina.
Mr. J. L. Jones sold 812 lbs. of
tobacco here Thursday morning
which brought a clear check of
$195.78, wtiich shows that to
bacco in Selma sells for good
Miss Nicey Richardson, of Ken
ly, spent several days this week
with Hon. Clarence W. Richard
Mr. and Mrs. M. I). Bright re
turned from a visit to Max ton
K. W. Ballentine, Esq., of Dry
Wells. Nash couuty, was here
Hon. C. W. Smith is in town
visiting his sister, Mrs. Clem
Miss Fannie McKoy. of Man
chester. N.C., who has been visit
ing Miss Margaret Etheredge.
left f< t>e home Tuesday, much
to tl re vt of our you g men.
Re i\ D. Holmes is conduct
ing * ies of meetings in the
Met i st church this wee v.
Mr. L. D Richardson,of Kenly,
i was here Tuesday.
J Mrs. (i. A. Tuck left Wednes
1 day to visit her brother, Thos.
W. Winston, of Oxford.
Mr. Hill Hail, Mr. Thos. T.
I Oliver's superintendent at his
. U hitley place farm, died sudden
, ly here Wednesday about 2
, | o'clock. He eatue here to see his
; I physician and went to the drug
II store to nave a prescription tilled
, and told the druggist he would
. return for it. lie went to It. R.
Whitley A Co.'s store a d was
looking at some checks?turned
; quickly and walked out and sat
down on the curb stone. Mr. W.
W. Hare at this time cameout of
the drug store and noticed him
coughing?while looking at him
'he Olood gushed from his mouth
and nose. Mr. bail looked up
appealingly at Mr. Hare but was
unable to speak. Mr. Hare
rushed across the street and
lilted Mr. bail up when he threw
his head back on Mr. Hare's
| shoulder and expired. He had
| had consumption for over a year,
j He was carried into Whitley A
Co.'s store and soon after moved
to the Mayor's office where he
was prepared for burial. He was
taken home by relatives last
night. Mr. bail came to this
county from Lenoir county some
i twelve or fifteen years ago and
has lived with Mr. Oliver ever
since. He was well tuought of
by all who knew him.
Mrs. L. 1). Debnam left for a
short visit to Clayton Monday.
Tobacco sold here Tuesday for
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Ilichardson
spent Sunday here the guests of
Mr. C. W. Richardson.
Our town was saddened Sun
day night by telegrams from
Oxford announcing the death of
little Mary Noble Winston, the
sweet and winsome daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Thomas W. Win
ston. She had been sick for some
two weeks, but was thought to
be improving?suddenly Friday
i night she was taken worse and
died Sunday mi rning. Dr. Noble
left Monday morning for Oxford
to attend the funeral which was
on Monday afternoon. Sympa
thizing friends sent many beau
tiful flowers and it was a beauti
j ful, though sad, picture to see
the little darling on her little bed
(surrounded by the beautiful
fio wers. The little angel was
taken from earth to heaven for
our Saviour said of such is the
Kingdom of Heaven.
The name of William R. Hearst,
editor of the New York Journal,
has been mentioned in conection
with the Democratic nomination
for theJ'resideney in 1904.
The public school teachers of
Chicago have decided to join the
American Federation of Labor.
Mayor Harrison is apposed to
i the movement, while the judges
of Chicago favor it.
William Richards, aged 82
years, of Wellsville, Utah, com
mitted suicide Monday by hang
ing himself. He was a veteran of
the Crimean war, having partici
pated 111 the siege of Sevastopol,
where he was severely wounded.
The Hanna boom in Tennessee
has been squelched and that
State will vote solidly for Roose
velt in the next Republican
Henry Watterson, the able edi
tor of the LouisvilleCourier-Jour
nal, favors Senator Arthur Rue
Gorman, of Maryland, to head
the Democratic ticket for Presi
dent in 1904.
News comes from Juneau.
Alaska, of horrible examples of
witchcraft as practiced by the
Hoouah Indians. These Indians
are said to be very su|>erstitious
and several days ago took a man
who was believed to be possessed
of a devil, cut off his ears and
hacked his body in a frightful
manner in an unsuccessful at
temj t to drive out the demon.
He was finally burie 1 alive in
the earth and his sculp cut off
inch by inch. The man wus
: troubled with epileptic tits.