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2 ftems Gathered From All Sections of the State W
.v Sensation at' Fayetteville.
Fayetteville, Special. S. M. Grant
'a negro teacher in the State Colored
Normal School, ..which is located in
. this city, was dismissed from service
-as a result - of his arrest f or carrying
a concealed weapon. Grant was ar
rested, a pistol having been found
' "on his person, and in the mayor's
court was bound over to the coming
criminal court. Being unable to fur
nish bail, he Avas placed in jail. The
directors of the normal school were
.notified of the affair and after a
careful investigation, including a
statement from Grant himself, de
cided that his dismissal was.neces
, Hazers nave to Withdraw.
Rajeigh, Social. The senior class
of the Agricultural and Mechanical
( .College reports that two men have
been required to withdraw from the
college because they were implicated
in the recent sensational hazing af
fair, and two others are on probation
pending the result of further inves
tigation. They appeal to the peopie
of the State that all have been done
that could possibly be done in the
matter, and express the belief that
'there is now a' sentiment among the
students of the college that will make
it impossible for the occurrence of
any more severe or brutal hazing.
... Negro Killed Near Vilscn.
Wilson, Special. Wednesday night
about S o'clock, on II. II. Walston's
farm, better known as the Lane place,
. ', located, about seven miles from Wil
son, Davis' Hagan was severely cut by
Warren Ward. Both men were drink
ing when the fight oocurred. Hagan
died at 1 o'clock Thursday morning,
after bleeding profusely for five
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fwr- ' years old. As soon as Ward did the
cutting he skipped', going east from
Saratoga. The sheriff and deputies
left for Saratoga, but the negro could
not be found in that vicinity and is
still at large.
Tragedy in Marshall.
Asheville, Special. A telephone
message from Marshall, Madison
county, is to the effect that a tire at
2 o'clock Thursday morning in the
cotton mill district at that place de
stroyed a large double house and that
a Miss Blazer,' 14 years of age, was
burned to death. The girl was a
member of one of the famalies occu
pying the house. The other members
of the two families occupying the
house barely escaped with their lives.
The girl's head, legs and arms were
New Charters Granted.
Raleigh, Special. The following
new charters were granted Thursday:
Cronley Brick Company, "Wilming
ton. The capital is $10,000, with $25,
A 000 authorized; G. T. Flynn, W. J.
4 Flynn, J. II. Hooper and others, in
coroprators. Amendment to Independent Ice
Company, Wilmington, increasing the
capital from $100,000 to $200,000.
The David Dewyn Company, Besse
mer City, with a capital of $10,000;
Robert Knuckley, of Bessemer City,
and David and George Dewyn, of
Charlotte, are the incorporators.
No Interruption of Publication.
Raleigh, Special. Tn the Superior
Court, with the consent of all parties
concerned the temporary receivership
of The Evening Times was made per
manent and Receiver Pace's bond in
creased to $5,000. There Trill 'be no
interruption in the regular publica
tion of The Times pending the ad
justment of the paper's financial ob
ligations. A Generous Offer.
Asheville, Special. George W.
Vanderbilt has agreed to pay $1,000
additional tax on property in south
Biltmore for public school purposes if
the other property owners will tax
themselves another thousand, .the
amount being necessary to establish
p high school with .three, teachers and
a eight-months' term. ' The matter
will be considered at a mass meeting
and it is practically certain that tho
tax will be voted. Ic is probable that
. compulsory school attendance in
BiItraore will also be voed.
Jonesboro Mills Assign.
.Raleigh, Special. The Clark Man
ufacturing Company and the Eugenia
Manufacturing Company, the only
two cotton mills at Jonesboro, in Lee
county, were placed in the hands of a
receiver, ex-Judge A. W. Graham, of
Oxford being named by Judge Biggs,
now holding court in Raleigh, as the
receiver. Tho mills were in charge of
David Clark, the capital stock being
$53,900 with 3,800 spindles and 101
looms. The financial depression
caused the application for a receiver
ship. Tragedy Prevented.
Concord, Special. A tragedy ab
most equalling that at Fayettevilbi
Sunday, was prevented by the cool
ness, of our Chief of Police Booker,
when one Johnson, usually a quiet
citizen, tanked up on the "red-eye"
and defied arrest. He had the chief
covered until Policeman Sides came
on the scene, when his attention was
drawn to him. The chief took ad
vantage, and before Johnson knew
what he was about he was on the wa,y
to the guard house.
Burns May Prove Fatal.
Gastonia, Special. Mrs. Rhodr
Mauney, aged 35, wife of William
Mauney, an employe of the Gastonia
Manufacturing Company, was so bad
ly burned that she will probably die
Mrs. Mauney was doing some washing
in the yard at her home at the old
mill and her dress caught frbm the
fire under the washpot. Just one year
ago their 4-year-old son met death in
a similar manner.
Debtors Idle, Couldn't Pay.
Tarboro, Special. Execution was
served on M. P. Williams, a grocer
of this city, judgment having been ob
tained by R. B. Peters Grocery Com
pany for $198.86. The store is closed
while the inventory is being taken.
Mr. Williams says the cause of his
embarrassment was poor collections of
debts due by those who are idle ,on
account of being thrown' out of work
Girl Commits Suicide.
Kinston, Special. Miss Nellie
Fields, the 15-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Fields, committed
suicide about 10 o'clock by shooting
herself with a pistol at their home
on Peyton avenue. Several weeks ago
tho young girl contracted the grip
and had an unusually severe attack
having been confined to her bed ever
"since. For several days she bad been
despondent and depressed, but no
one suspected that she was contem
"Working Up Water Power.
Greenville, Special. A promoter
whose name is so far withheld, is id
the city working up the organization
of a power company which is to bo
capitalized at $5,000,000 and whose
intention is to furnish power for the
mills" of Greenville and vicinity. The
ones promoting the enterprise have
talked with mill men and a well
known mill architect. Nothing defi
nite haa been given out.
Surveys for Consideration of Inland
Beaufort, Special Mr. Alfred She
ney, of Kinston, is here, where he
has his headquarters while engaged
in- surveying and preparing maps, etc.,
of the waters in this section to bo
used by the government in the con
sideration of the proposed inland
Greenville Bonds are Sold.
Greenville, Special. The city of
Greenville disposed of $18,000 in re
funding school bonds at 103. The en
tire issue was taken by Thackston &
Son, brokers of this city. The pre
mium paid for the issue was $525.
The Thackston bid was nearly $200
above the next highest offer, made by
a Cincinnati firm. Several bond bro
kers were here when the bids were
opened. The bonds bear 5 per cent
interest and nnlev the present mi
satisfactory conditions of the market
the sale is considered very advanta
geous to the city.
COST OF CONTROVERSY
What the Railway Rate Dispute Cost
the State Interesting Figures
From the Books of the State Audi
tor. Raleigh Special ' to The Charlotte
An examination of the State
Auditor's books reveals the fol
lowing figures of expense in connec
tion with the cost of the controversy
between the State and Rairoad com
panies in the railway rate litigation.
Total litigation expense to State
Paid to lawyers:
F. A. Woodard .$3,938
E. J. Justice 3,750
I. E. Shepperd... 1,301
Ayock & Daniels 3,150
Winston & Bryant 1,517
Merriman & Merriman 835
3. G. Ryan 250
Stenographer and auditing ser-f
United States Court costs 753
Attorney General and assistant 36
The cost of the extra session of the
Legislature is yet to be added, which
will fully double the amount, bring
ing up the total expense to tho State
to $38,000 or more, into which the
I f 17,500 the railways offered and the
Governor accepted is to be thrown
and this will bring the actual ex
penses to tho State to less than
Raleigh, Special. Among the new
barters issued Friday is one for
the Buckstone Lodge Association.
Manchester, Cumberland county, with
a capital of $50,000. The incorpora
tors are J. II. Alexander, of Eliza
beth, New Jersey; Henry D. Spears,
New York; W. Strother Jones, Red
Bank, N. J.; James F. Jordan,
The Bradshaw Electric Company,
Charlotte, amends its charter, chang
ing its name to "The Ideal Electric
The Hamilton Drug Company, ol
Oxford, is also chartered.
MAIN BUILDING BURNED.
$4,000 Fire Loss Sustained By Indus
trial Uaion Training School at
Raleigh, N. C, Special.
The main building of the Industrial
Union Training School and Orphan
age was destroyed by fire early this
morning, the total loss amounting to
about $4,000. The building, pipe or
gan, furniture, etc., were a total loss.
This school is for the industrial
training of colored youth and is un
der the supervision of Rev. J. M.
Henderson, president. The institu
tion had the endorsement of Grover
Cleveland and other eminent men.
News and Observer, Raleigh, N. C.
The Building of the Southbound.
Winston-Salem, Special - The
building of the Southbound Railroad
from Winston-Salem to Wadosboro is
now being agitated all along the line.
The people look upon it as a "good
thing" for every section through
which it would pass. It is reported
that Lane Bros., railroad contractors,
who double-tracked for the Southern,
are now engaged in preparing a bid
for construction work on the South
Looking Into Immigration.
Raleigh, Special. A cents of the
United States Immigration Commis
sion from Washington, Messrs. Kel
lett, Ball and Bacon, are "in Tinleigh
on official business. While in S'orlh
Carolina they will also visit Wilming
ton, Charlotte, Winston, Fayetteville
and some other points. They say they
find out people favor a restricted im
migration, limited to desirable classes.
Bond Secured For Men Charged With
Chester. Special. Messrs. S. E.
MeFadden and A. L. Gaston, attor
neys for W. G. Dye and Henry Gib
son, two of the young men chargea
with killing Reuben Douglas, colored,
a few days ago near Riehburg while
attempting to arrest one1 of his sons,
appeared before Judge R. C. Watts at
Winnsboro and secured bond for theii
clients in the sum of $500 each, the
motion not being resisted by the soli
citor. The bond was readily funnell
ed, and the young men are again at,
libertv. ' I
Chief of Chicago Po!rcc Wzz a
FINALLY SHOOTS HIS ASSAILANT
In Desperate Encounter With Un
known Anarchist Chief of Felice
Shippy, of Chicago, With Rare
Courage, Eill3 Ei3 Would"Bc As
sassin. Chicago, Special. Chief of Po
lice George M. Shippy, bis son, Har
ry, and his driver, James Foley, were
wounded by an anarchist who at
tempted to assassinate the police of
ficial in the hall of the latter's resi
dence, 31 Lincoln Court, shortly af
ter 9 o'clock Monday morning. The
desperate struggle, in which Mrs.
Shippy and her daughter, Georgiotta,
joined, was terminted when the
chief drew his own revolver and kill
ed his asailant. Attempts to identi
fy the dead man have thus far result
ed in failure.
The attack is believed to have beer,
the result of a conspiracy to harm
officials who have been active in sup
pressing manifestations of anarchy
in this community. Other city ofti
cials are said to have been threaten
ed and a police spy who recognized
the corpse of the man who invaded
Shippy 's home as that of a person
who regularly attended anarchists'
meeting's, asserted that the. man was
chosen by lot to do away Aith not
only the chief of police but Mayor
E. R. Busse as well. The ramifica
tions of the plot are said to extend
to other cities and to be closely con
nected with the killing of Rev. Leo
Ileinrichs, a Roman Catholic priest,
who was shot down at the altar of
his church in Denver.
Harry Shippy was shot through
the breast twice and was probably
fatally wounded. His father was
stabbed in tho arm, while Foley re
ceived a bullet in the wrist. Mrs.
Shippy was kicked by tho desperado,
but her hurts are slight.
Following the attack, squads of po
lice were sent into the Italian and
Ghetto quarters of the city. -Places
known as headquarters of secret so
cieties suspected of anarchistic ten
dencies were raided and a score or
more arrests were made.
'As I opened the door," said Chief
Shippy later, "the man raised his hat
and I allowed him to step into the
hallway. ' He handed me an enve
lope. I glanced at it and then the
thought struck me that the man was
up to some wrong. He looked like
an anarchist. I grabbed his arms
and called to my wife who was in
another room. When she ran into
the hallway 3 said: 'Mother, see if
this man has a revolver,' She felt
in one of his pockets and said that
"I tried to hold him with one
hand and draw my revolver with the
other, but he jerked away and fell
against the door. I caught him again
and while we were struggling my son,
wdio was upstairs, started to my aid.
He was only a few steps from the
bottom of the stairs, when the man
freed one hand, drew him revolver
and fired two shots at Harry. Then
Foley, who had been summoned by
my daughter, stepped into the hali
and the man shot him. Tho anarch
ist kicked my wife to one side and
by this time I had got my own re
volver, and both Foley and I opened
fire. At my first shot, which struck
him in the head, he fell. But fired
three more, one into his bead and
two into his body. Two of Foley's
shots also struck the assassin."
Clothiers in Session.
Ne York, Special Clothing deal
ers from the Atlantic to the Pacific
are in attendance at the national con
vention of the National Association
of Clothiers, which opened a two
days'' session in New York. The ses
sion will be devoted mainly to a dis-,
cussion of trade topics.
Steamer Runs Aground.
New York, Special. The steamer
Soamo of the New York and Porto
Rico line, inward bound from San
Juan with a hundred and one passen
gers aboard, went ashore on the Long
Island coast between Lone Hill and
Fire Island life-saving stations. She
was twenty mile out of her course
when she struck during a thick fog
overhanging the harbor. Life-savers
are standing by with apparatus ;in
ease of need." She carried a crew of
I BISHOP DUNCAND!ES
One of the Ablest Preachers
of His Church
WAS BISHOP FOR MANY YEARS
Died at His Home in Spartanburg
Monday Morning All the Mem
bers of His Family Were at His
Bedside When the End Came.
Spartanburg, S. C., Special. Bish
op AY. W. Duncan, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, died here
Monday morning at 9 :55 o 'clock. The
funeral services will be held in Cen
tral Methodist church, this city, on
Wednesday. The hour for the funer
al has not been fixed. Bishop Duncan
has been hovering between life and
death for severel days and it was only
by, the use of stimulants that his life
was prolonged as long as it was. His
death, while a great blow to the mem
bers of his family and the Methodist
church, was not unexpected. He had
been in bad health for more than a
year. Twelve months ago he suffered
from an abscess on the back of his
neck and his life was despaired of
at that time. He recovered from the
attack, but was never restored to
health. About three weeks ago be
was taken seriously ill and grew
steadily weaker until his death. All
the members of his family were at
Bishop Duncan was born at Randolph-Macon,
Va., December 30th,
183fl, being the third son of Prof.
David Duncan. He received his early
education at Randolph-Macon, which
was completed at offord College,
where he graduated in 1S53. After
being converted he studied for the
ministry and upon being admitted
was appointee to Eliabeth City, N.
C, which at that time belonged to
the Virginia Conference.
Chaplain in Southern Army.
During the Confederate war he was
chaplain in the Confederate army.
From the time he entered the minis
try he proved a hard and zealous
worker and filled a number of im
portant charges. For a number of
years he occupied the chair of mental
and moral philosophy at Wofford
and was also financial agent of that
institution. The degree of doetor of
divinity was conferred upon him by
Central College, Missouri, and Emory
College, Georgia. In the years 1878
82 and of SO he was a member of
General Conference and in 18S1 he
represented his Church at the
Ecumenical Conference held in Lon
The funeral services will be con
ducted in Central Methodist church
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by
Rev. Dr. J. C. Kilgo, president of
Trinity College, Durham, N. C, as
sisted by well-known Methodist min
isters. Dr. Kilgo is in New York but
will reach Spartanburg in time. The
funeral will be one of the largest
ever held in the city, as many minis
ters from various places will be
Bishop Duncan was chairman of
the' board of trustees of Wofford
College and the college in respect to
his memory suspended exercises un
til Thursday morning. All the stu
dents will -attend the funeral in a
Bishop Duncan is survived by his
wife (who was Miss Medora Rice),
one brother and three children. His
children are Thomas C. Duncan, of
Union; Mrs. A. G. Rembert and Mrs.
Warren Dupie of this city.
Can't Find Hidden Fortune.
Monmouth, 111., Special. Unsuc
cessful attempts have been made to
uncover the $100,000 in gold believed
to have been buried near the home
of the late Benjamin Scull, an eccen
tric citizen of this county. Scull lost
the power of speech before his death
and was unable to tell where his for
tune was hidden.
Priest Guarded by Detectives.
Chicago, Special. Plain clothes
detectives and 'uniformed policemen
both guarded a number of the Catho
lic priests in this city to and from
their churches on Sunday by request.
During the services officers were sta
tioned on each side of the altar in the
Bohemian and Italian quarters of
Chicago. Trouble grouing out of the
assassination of the Denver priest,
and the subsequent denunciation -of
anti-clericals' were, feared. No ar
rests were made.
ROADS TO CO
Agree to Arfop! the Nsne-licr
System Without Delay
CLAIM IT WILL WORK WSp
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Nev; Order of Affairs Will Mean tl
Employment of Thousands of A;
ditional Operators, the Closing c
a Targe Number of Small Station
and General Inconvenience to tl
Traveling and Shipping Public
Washington, Special. America'
railways have made arrangements t;
comply with the provisions of th
"nine-hour law." The operation o
the law will mean the employmeni
by railroad companies of severa'.
thousand additional operators anc
the closing of a large number ol
small stations on the 4th of Marchi
The discontinuance of railway ser
vice at many points, it is realized,;
will induce at least temporary. incon
venience to the traveling and. ship'
ping public, but, in order to ' reduce
operating expenses which now seems
necessary, the operating officials -of,
the railways believe that this i the!
only way they possible can meet the '
situation with which they are eoa-'j
Astonishing Statements. ' ..' i
During the hearing of applications
for an extension of the nine-hour law 1
by the inter-State commerce commia
sion some astonishing statements
were made by the operating officials
of important railways. A good many '
lines, owing to a reduction in their
revenues, and to their inability , to 1
command the cash necessary to meet ;
their pay rolls, have been forced,
during the past four months, almost j
to the point of asking for receivers.
In the opinion of railway officials ex
pressed at the hearing under oath I
and in private conversation this con- J
dition does not seem to have been
due to the enforcement of legislative ;
laws or to the incapacity of railway '
management. Most of the railroad
officials attribute the difficulty to the
unfortunate banking' situation whieit
developed last September. The rail
ways did not feel the stringency in .
money until about the 1st of Novem
ber. In fact, the month of October
was one of the best in the history of
the business tl American railroading.
One railway official ventured the
statement that iu the country to-day "
there were 300,000 idle freight cars,
and one line which he instanced was
declared to be hauling empty cars
backward and forward because it
had not yard room or sidings to ac
Note of Confidence.
Not a single official of a single
railway line who appeared before the
commission, however, expressed tha
belief that the present industrial de
pression would be lasting. In tho
testimony of nearly every witness be
fore the commision there was a note
of confidence because all of .them
practically believed that the string
ency in the money market ' from
which the country has suffered is not
due to fundamental causes. They
point out that the crops last year
were good; that prices were excel-
ent; that industrial enterprises
throughout the country were flour
ishing. It was merely the inability
to command - ready cash and the
hoarding of money by panie-strieken
individuals which produced so sud
denly the remarkable depression
from which all have suffered. They
practically uniformly express confi
dence that the return of ; prosperity
will be almost as sudden as was the
coming of adversity and in their ar- '
guments as to the enforcement of the
nine-hosr law they pointed out to the'
commission that such' a return of-
prosperity might seriously embarrass '
them in complying with the law, be-
couse it would render it difficult to
command the services .. of competent
operators in sufficient numbers to
meet the needs of prosperous condi
Falls Through Trestle and is Drown.4
ed. . " : '
Gaffney, S. C, Special'. Cooner
insett was notified i hat t negro -had
been drowned Saturday night iirRuf- ;
falo creek, about four miles north of '-
Gaffney. Accompanied by Dr.! J. N.
Nesbitt, the county physician, he' re
paired to the scene and learned that
diile - two drunken n?groes were .
rossing the trestle over Buffalo creek
a large and deep stream) one of
hem fell through.