QDi.uaiBirs, n. c, thlksday. april 10. l9o2.
ble Possee Held At Bay By One
SIMMONS OPPOSES MULLEN.
MWO MEN INSTANTLY .AND'
nds Seven Others of the Possee
Werelv Finallv Shot to Death
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iscumbia, Ala., Special. In a des-
.te battle, fought near this place
lav between a sheriff's posse and
members of the
t and seven wounded by the dead
silade of the negro, who after
j was killed and his body thrown
a burning building. The dead
Hugh Jones; Bob Wallace and
J Reynolds (colored.) The wound
re: Sheriff Gassaway, mortally;
Gassaway, mortally; P. A. Prout,
ly; J. K. Payne, seriously; Jessie
S, Jim Finney and Robert !Pat
jn. irly in the day, accompanied 'by
Gassaway, a deputy, Sheriff Gas
y went to a negro settlement
irdtown,' to arrest Will Rev
is, on a charge, of obtaining goods
r false pretenses. The negro was
leaded in a house and jopened fire
a Winchester, mortally wounded
I -iff Gassaway and Will Gassaway,
was about 300 yards distant.
I soon as the news of the en
ter reached town, a posse left for
scene. Owing to the location,
I of the officers could venture
f the open space. Dynamite was
jred and the house in which the
3 had fortified himself was fired
but to no effect. At 1 o'clock
Pson of the Wheeler Rifles, ar
i with 12 guns and 1.00ft part.
,es which were distributed among
-mis company was
oned around t.h hr,,ca
vnwy OIXU 1 111"
it, but the negro had tairpn
m me cellar and returnad the
killing Jones" and wounding
Z'iSfl 01lWas tben Procured
iter four hours of hard work
.adjoining houses to that in which
?egro wa3 ere fired. At 8 o'clock
.house mwhich the negro was lo-
urea by . the WJippw
s, who had arrive nn 4 ;
i-ii c occil'i.
"u lieu lO a RhPr! an1
ed fire. killino- xrn
mug uavjs. but fell
HflKeS .a Hght Avr,Ici
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Washington, Special. Senator Sim
mons has placed himself squarely
and emphatically in opposition to the
confirmation of Mr. Mullen as post
master at Charlotte, N. C, at a meet
ing of the postoffico committee. He re
ferred back to the committee the pa
pers in which the President had' re
nominated Mr. Mullen in these words:
"I decline 'to submit the report on this
nomination on my own responsibility.
Personally I shall oppose the confirma
tion on the ground that I am unwilling
to advocate the nomination of a man to
desperado, such an important officewhen hi3 con-
posse were duct was h t .
UUv.u ,o x uuuci&wuu nis xo
,nave been." Mr. Simmons followed this
declaration with the, suggestion tha
the secretary of the committee should
be instructed to procure copies of the
report made by the inspector with ref
erence to the charges against the Char
lotte postmaster, Swhich suggestion was
promptly agreed to. Before leaving the
subject Senator Simmons recited some
of the facts which had led the Presideni
to withdraw the nomination of ' Mr.
Mullen after the agreement to re-ap
point him. The chairman of the com
mittee, Senator Mason, of Illinois, di
rected -the" secretary: of the committee
io secure tne papers in the case with
out unnecessary delay.
Eight Organizations Band Together
For Mutual .Opposition
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REFORM FORCES COME TOGETHER
LIVE ITEMS OF NEWS.
Many Matters of General Interest In
Spoke for Good Roads.
Charlotteville, Va., Special. Senatoi
Hanna, ex-Secretary of the Interloi
Bliss, Assistant Secretary of Agricul
ture Brigham, Congressmen Tongue,
Davis, Llttlefleld, Prince, Bowersock
and McCreary, together with 80 othei
guests, arrived on a special train from
Washington, over the Southern, Rail
way, to attend the Good Roads Conven
tion, now in session here. A. hard rain
kept the attendance down this morn
ing. Hon. W. L. DIckerson, of Spring
field, Mass., spoke on "Improvement ol
Our Highways;" Col. Chas. E. Harri
sori, government expert of New Jersey
spoke on "Practical Road Construc
tion;" Hon. P. H. Hanes, of Norti
Carolina, also" spoke on road construc
The Sunny South. '
The loss on cattle In Oklahoma
from winter storms will not exceed 3
per cent. .
The threatened strike of street car
Referendum General mn at New Orleans, La., is said to
nave been averted.
In a prairie fire near Anadarko, L
T., Mrs. Hattie Hand and her two
children were burned to death. ,
Five hours' liberty was all that C. C.
Campbell, a Federal prisoner at Atlan
ta, Ga secured as a result of breaking
jail. . . .. -
Delegates Must Subscribe to the Ini
Louisville, Special.- The movement
for the formation of an allied party
comprising adherents of all parties op
posed to the Republicans and Demo
crats or as the call f oft the meeting
started "a union of the reform forces
against plutocracy," took definite shape
Wednesday afternoon when a conven-
uon attended by about 200 deleg
representing eight States, and as many
different parties, was called to order
In this city. The work today was of a
preliminary nature, a temporary organ
ization being effected and committees
appointed to prepare for the perma
nent organization. The convention ad
journed at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon
to meet again tomorrow morning.
Rev. Senator GUI, of Indiana, offer
ed prayer, after which Dr. Joseph E.
Chambers, of St. Louis, outlined the
purposes of the convention.- He urged
that a party be formed with a plat
form broad enough for all to stand bn.
Not only were the noliticlans rrmrprn-
ed, he said, hut the great common peo
ple and the financiers ofVWall. street
were greatly interested. He compared
the meeting with the Continental Con
gress in Philadelphia. He urged, that
all little differences should be thrown
aside and said that, while he advocat-
Fldods in East Tennessee and Ken
tucky have caused considerable damage
ana the loss of several lives.
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wianeston is making preparations
iui a, ms aemonsrmt on n hnnnn nf
aico' resiaent Koosevelt when he visits the
The grand juiy at Lexington, Ky.,
has indicted four officers of the Cen
tral Mutual Deposit Company for em-
Miss Mary Burkhart, of Lane, Wolfe
voumy, is running for Congress in the
lenin Kentucky district.
Mrs. G. D. Walker killed J. S. Judd at
iaaa vegas, n. M., as she alleges, , to pro
tect uer nome.
At The North.
o.xic wueat crop m vansas is re
ported in better condition than usual.
A check for $20,000 has-been sent
Carroll College, Waukesha, , Wis., by
naipn voornees, of Clinton, N. J.
Osteopathy has gained State recog
nition in Uhio. - " "
a kock island train coming into
iiast Pueblo, Col., killed two women
and the infant son of one of them.
Confidence in the Sooth.
( Mr. M. H. Atkinson, of Atlanta, Ga.,
who recently returned from the North
after conferring with the stockholders
of various public service companies of
Atlanta, says jthat he found the stock
holders much encouraged over condi
tions in that city. Tey apparently
had great faith in their investments in
the South, and believed they had 2one
well to invest there. Furthermore :
they would not dispose of their hold-
ngs. Continuig, Mr, Atkinson said he
"v oycut luree weeKs in the North,
and that during the entire time he has
been living, in the South, making-occa- ;
sional visits to the North, he had nev
er seen business men of the latter sec
tion so thoroughly imbued with the
idea' that the South is the place 'for In
vestments. "They are," he ) added;
"going to, do much for this section in
the future, and the results of the pres-'
ent feeling will soon be felt generallyv
a uompuisory Education bill has
- y.M.yAuj. w yio.ixrLB, uc wau,cu oy tne lowa Leelslatnre.
cvcij. une to oe strong enougn to noic seVon iapM .Wfnn nia-i t n
Oil Tiitrvi nmUw . I . . . J "
rv xnass., employing 16.000 Dersoris. win
. , , ' " vu UC A
iron the posse and .militinmn
crowa, numbering i nnn
jTHldled bOdv and thraw i
ce, who was '-killarl.-.-w-na
vk 5? lhe negro' whoshot him'
fn the body. H:s bodv fpii-in
F1RS debris., but.
h Wallace .md Trait , n. .
no fired the building xtun
en-)uses were burned in the ef-
v u c i j i in i uuunrn
rr,l Uu r V, uc uatue. il is
tne sneritr nn
, VA UiO
ti - lu live. BO
IrnSfli 6 nesrP's aIm that it
nimbly an hour before the
i - yoni could be recovered. Not
fvas jirtd bv RevnnirfQ ha
Oil t,. u .. - " -'-- ""I. .U1U
W II Pn fhniin
"n I could be
intense. Fully 2.000 nponb
(VUCe and Sheffield were here
, - 'bcuu m ine town- was
whom he wa?
seen. The excite-
Many Deaths From Cholera.
Manila, Special. Up to noon ' Thurs
day 117 cases of cholera had been re
ported and 72 deaths from the dis
ease had occurred. The health board
since the. establishment of the deten
tion camp, has been having much diffi
cuny in nnaing tne wnereabouts ol
cases of cholera. As soon as the
members of a household find a cast
they either send the sick person out
of the house or flee themselves. Majoi
Maus, the insular health commission
er, has written to the bishop object
ing to the action of the priests in in
iwiiu"ifi peopie mat no cases o;
cholera have ' occurred : that
Chairman Parker, of . the national
Populist committee, read the call for
he meeting, after which he read the
agreement reached by the conference at
Kansas City last June, when the meet-
ng in this city was provided for. This
agreement stated that delegates to be
entitled to seats in the convention
must subscribe to the initiative and re
ferendum and the imperative mandate,
the public ownership of all publis util
ities; the land, including all natural
close to head off a strike.
To Double a Big Mid.
Mention was made recently of the
fact that the Belton Mills, of Belton,
S. C had in contemnlftti
tion of a duplicate plant. The propo
sition was given onsi deration at
meeting of the directors on March 20.
ana decided affirmatively. This com
pany now has an equipment of 27,000
spindles and 300 looms, which will ac
cordingly be duplicated; The construc
tion of the required additional build
ings will be commenced at once, and
contracts for the machinery will be
awarded soon. Formal action to rat
ify the directors' decision will ho t.
kep in April by the stockholders. C
iwiization is ?400,000K and probaMy
?300,000 will be the investment for the
new mill. F. A. Smvthe is
X Denim mil Rumored. '
Messrs. Moses H. Con e
Cone, of 'Greensboro. N. C.. are nernM-
ating the purchase of a water-power
property near Roanoke Ranids N n
5ertPower said to be obtained being
10,000 horse-nower. It la rnmnrnd tht
;if the property is purchased it will ha
While. in a ft Mrs. Mary Hively,
of Warsaw, Ind., fell into a pan of, boil
ing sugar and was scalded totdeath.
A shortage of $12,500 is I charged
against Receiving Teller H. G. Bell, of
the. Riverside Bank, New York, who is
The Executive Committeft of th Mn-
resources shall not be monopolized uona vrram Dealers' Association is
for speculative purposes and alien own- ?S 25.iL Sicaf?' JU" to Sftlect the
ership shall be prohibited; that all T " v
tods novr held by corporations, in ex- L??TShS
r,t i . :'"4 .r U1 vuiuago, 111., will
consolidate under the name of ine for
mer, with ?2,000,000 capital
Fire in the chair shop of the prison i Property is purchased ft will ha
Auburn, N, Y., caused tnic aSg
murderers but nnne waq uvUlul mm ui wv iuoiiis ana ?om-
iuuiuciub, uui none Was I n Pment nf enlnlnn m v. - A ,
r.i, wo. ojmuicis win ue erectea to
utilize the power. The
I ""-J I ici icuia
cases of cholerine have been discov quantity
cess of natural needs, or held by aliens,
thall be reclaimed and held for actual
settlers; In scientific money based upon
the wealth of the people of the nation
tnd not redeemable in any specific
nommodity, but to be full tender for all
debts, public or private, to be used by
the government only and without in
tervention of banking sufficient- in
power. The Messrs. Carta
Control the PrOXimitv Mflmifaptnrtnw
Co. at Greensboro, N. C, which oper
ates 18,000 spindles and 1,000 looms in
the manufacture of cotton denims. '
I (From the Manufacturers' Record.)
. The Highland Park Manufacturing
Co. of Charlotte, N. C., and Rock Hill,
S. C, will build a cotton-seed oil mill
to be operated in connection with Mill
No. 2 at Rock Hill. It is 'proposed to
expend about $100,600 for the erection
and equipment of the addition. Doubt
less this is a step toward adding a gin-
Commercial artists in Chicago 111 ft y and rertilizer factory, and thus
iMoroH o c: ii '."' the company WOUld he pnahlnd tn mn.
The Philinnln rnw
', ofa& Special -George G.
'ed u'1 vaDie uomnanv.
I forthi t0 seIect a landing
L1 Projected cable bPtwppn
Ms arrr7 i Ui"PPines. Mr.
the "Snted by Charles Cur-
J B "--ei. electrician.
e,Mr. Ward will consult
mpanv Mackav. President' of
ccu auu mat tne sanitarv nrppan.
.wUkJ v ntku iaj .u.u.jy tut: pet
I Coiner V..JM
JRrst i net ,f congressional action.
lu .K hetween Ran tt't-o?
win be comnlpfp
Rent HnfU mv. ', .
It h,lPpfd. from England next
wP y heen decided
iana on this
Prbably tnl or this
. -Miuucr women.
ta'f?8Cia!A certifiod check
d Uiawn to the order of PrpC.
'foni. ' ,a!3 fwaraea to thp
c-u z?tn by the com-
iSpPPnte:' December lai
iuuus for tha
New York to Charleston.
iNew York, Special. At Friday's
meeting oi tne Merchants' Association
of this city, a letter from Mayor Low
was read, saying that April 23 had oeeu
suggested as New York Day at the
Charleston Exposition. The mayor saic
ne tnougnt it desirable that New Yorli
should take advantage of this susses
tion to show the Southern people the
city s interest in .their commercial ad
vancement. The mayor requested the
association to take charge of all neces
sary arrangements and a resolutios
was adopted to this effect.
Col. Milton Parks, of San Antonio
Texas, said that while he was with any
party opposed to the Democrats or Re
publicans and would even .unite with
Emma Goldman or Herr Most to defeat
the common enemy, he wanted it un
derstood that he was not willing: to
surrender the principles of the People's
declared a strike in 14 establishments.
i Iowa's House of Representavies yes
terday declared in favor of ponulai
election of Senators.
wuiie loaamg nitro-glycerine into
his wagon at Findlay, O., John Duran
was mown to atoms.
in ew , x orK ..reports state tnat Flor
am ma : T ' Hi . . -
cuve i ourns win probably go on the
Suffrage Plan Adopted.
Richmond, Special. The constitu
tional convention adopted the suffrage
plan by a large majority. Then' came
upthe rescinding resolutions and all
were considered and rejected, except
those relating to change in the hold
Blow to Texas Anti-Trust Law.
Austin ' Tex.--The Court of Civil An-
peals has dealt a severe blow to the
anti-trust laws of Texas., in afflrminer
the suit of the State of ' Texas asrainst
the Vaters-Pierce Oil Company, from
Mclennan county, and the case of the
State of Texas against the Shippers'
Compress : and Warehouse Comnanv.
mi ..... . .
me court neid in the case of the Wa.
lonvr iciue uu wjmDanv. - wn cn was
brought under the act of 1&89, that it
At The National Capita!.
unitea States Marshal Thnmnenn
ofOklahoma has resigned, to the Qur
prise or tne Treasury Department. .
Thirty-seven artists have entered tlm
competition for designing the $250,00C The new loomhouse is built of brick
ufacture from cotton all its marketablt
1 Piedmont Manufacturing Co,., Ports
mouth,. Va., states that its proposed
equipment, lately mentioned, will be oi
sufficient capacity to produce 400 do2ea
garments -of ribbed underwear daily,
employing 125 hands when in full oper
ation. The building completed is a
two-story structure 40x80 feet, with a
3.0x30-foot ell. Capital is $25,000.
Hapid progress is being made with the
reconstruction of the Globe Cotton
Mills , at Augusta, Ga., and the plant
will be in operation in the near futare.
The old building has been remodeled
and rebuilt, and will hold 5600 spindles
Grant statue for Washington, D. C.
Prom Across The Sea.
'' A At. '
. muusana persons are reported
uave Deen Kiued in riots at Ta
mmg M, umna.
. 149x156 feet, and will hold 400 loom
.a,;new wneeipit will be built, and ne
equipment of water-wheels will be' in' J
stalled. . .
R. M. Gates of Charlotte, N." C , is
about to purchase the Green river
shoals property near. Henri Arson vw -
N. C, with the intention of developing
is unconstitutional to recover penalties strong resistance.
The British Parliament failed to en
act a single measure . at the ten
peeks' session just closed. .
and that it contains the same nrovis-
ions as the Illinois act. which was do-
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ciarea to be unconstitutional bv th
.united btates Supreme-Court. In the
The attempt of the Amerinnn TV.
bacco Company to win the trade of he Property and erecting at the -jite a
to be met bv lcLe cowon mm. Mr. Oates also has
"u,uci uuusiuerauon remoyic. to the
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over Senate question ana the election Cbmranr cms tirmnrt W.M tWl. I
A resolution to adjourn Friday after
noon until -May 22 was adopted by a
large majority. , '
ltutional and the
case from Illinois is appliible to this
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Mldren, sufferers i
camps cf Sbuth Africa
. " $ioofooo for College.
V Lexington, Va.,. Special. A telegram
received here from President Denny, of J
Washington and Lee University, Vho is
in New York, announces the completion
of the Wm.-L. Wilson memorial fund
of $100,000 to found the Wilson memo
rial of economics at . the University.
Former President Grover Cleveland is
chairman of the fund committee.1
J. P. Morgan's famous Madonna, bv
xwijuaci, is uemg exniblted free in
Ajonaon. . .
A high Danish official says no com-
aaiuu is aue to any agent for the
sale of the Danish West Indies.
During the first 10 months in 1901
tne exports from the Philippines in.
easea i,ii,&t5 and imports in
creased $4,239,989, compared with the
corresponding , period in 1900.
South Carolina Farmer Killed. X
Augusta, Ga., Special. W. L. Col
lins, a farmer of Edgefield county, S,
C.,. was assasinated by a negro on a
road five miles from Augusta, in
South Carolina, Wednesday afternoon
George .Woods was driving with Col
lins and resisted a hold-up when the
negroes fired upon the men. killimr nrday foi Rome to see Pope Leo.
Collins and slightly wounding Woods. Members of the Iron Moulders
The negroes escaped. -. J Union of America will. receive a 5 ner
'' f -t cent.-. iicrczEe 4n Treves. ; "
Miscellaneous Matters. v
Bourke Cochran left New York Sat-
site a Charlotte mill, instead
Ing new plant The Charlotte mill has
xo,ouu spinaies and 300 looms.
Messrs. W. C. Kimball Rr. C.n nf t?t.
lapoosa, Ga., stated that their knitting
plint, reported recently, will require
an; investment of $2,050. ,The two-storj
building, 25x80 feet In size ia'nnw w
ing erected to hold the tn machines
for producing hosiery. ? I
Ellawhite Cotton Mills of Uniontowb
Ala., contracted foi a 500-spindle addi
tion, not a 3500-spindle addition as
stated last week. All contracts have
been awarded. Work has begun on
the erection of the required buildings ;
Roberdel Manufacturing Co.. Rock-.
Ingham, N. C, states that plans have
not been formulated as yet for its No
2 mill. Announcement of the decision
to build this addition was marin n
length. lirt'Treel:. -