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W. C. DOWD. Editor.
CHARLOTTE. N . C.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER SO
PRICE OF COTTON HERE
There is a wide spread feeling that
other towns pay more for cotton than
Charlotte. As a consequence of this
feeling- cotton that ought to be sold
here la being carried elsewhere.
It ia generally the case that a farmer
spends his money where he sMls his
cotton, or at least a part of it. Hence
It will be sen that If any considerable
number of farmers, influenced by this
report, carry their cotton to other
towns that the merchants suffer, the
town's business will suffer. Our own
interests are wrapped up in the success
of our merchants and the prosperity of
our city. Our efforts are put forth for
the advancement of these.
We want it distinctly understood that
we are in no way responsible for the
Impressions that have gone out about
the price of cotton here. All we have
done has been to quote the price from
day to day, but we don't intend that the
business of this city shall suffer if we
can help it. If this report is false the
best way to kill It is to turn on the
light. If it la true there is Something
wrong here or in these other towns, and
we shall make it our business to try to
find out where the trouble is.
We see no reason why cotton should
not sell for as much on an average in
Charlotte as It does in the neighboring
tons, and we shall hope to show to the
satisfaction of every farmer, as well as
merchant, that it does. We would not
be doing our duty by this city if we re
mained quiet while cotton that ought
to come here is being sold elsew here.
This ought to be ..he best cotton mar
ket in the State, and w.ith the com
presses here and facilities for handling
and shipping it, It ought to bring a
fraction more here than in other places
not so favorably situated. If we shall
succeed in showing that it does bring
more we shall have done the merchants
her a great service.
In the meantime we want all the facts
we can get that will throw any light on
this subject. We shall endeavor to
give daily a comparative statement of
prices in the various cotton markets in
this section, and such other information
as will go to establish Charlotte's repu
tation as the best cotton market for
the farmers in this section.
A QUEER SUPERSTITION.
A Bermuda Onion and a Ball of Assa
fetlda a Preventive For "Yellow
There has always been more or V?ss
su! erstition among southerners. The
rabbit foot, the number 13. the cross
murk in the road and all such have
th ir consistent followers. but this
mi.minn a News reoorter witnessed a
Ciay Evans Talks About riiliions as If
They Were Pints of Peanut. Lee
lust Have Been Assured That Tbis
Government Will Act in Cuba. El
kin Tells of Section 22.
Con rp ndence of the News.
WASHINGTON, Sept., 20. In view
of the officially estimated deficit in the
RATES OH cOftON REOU&Q
New Rates the Lowest in the South.
In Effect October 1st.
The State Raiiroad Commission has
handed down the following decision:
"The Railroad Commission having
carefully examined the cotton rates now
in force in the cotton States, find that
our present rates are 5 per cent lower
than the average rates in the different
States, interested, and is lower than for
any single Stale, with the exception of
AT WHlTSETT INSTITUTE. T0MMYR5f8 6REAit8T hWmTH
f he Public Debate to be Held Octtober "Baronial Order of Runny mede."
16th. -Institute ream Wins at Ball.
Correspondence of The News.
WHITSITT INSTITUTE. Sept. 23.
Whltsett Institute has a full attend
ance. Already about ISO students have
been enrolled. Boys are here -from all
over the State.
Mr. B. S. Best and brother. W.-L.
Best, came in last week. Mr. A. E.
Stallion came Monday
Spots Knocked Out of Other Heredi
tary Societies. v
Tommyrot has reached its greatest
known altitude in the attempt of cer
tain chappies to establish here .n New
Tork a society known as The Baronial
Order of Runnymede." says Cholly
Knickerbocker in the New York Jour
ne v superstition that in all prooamnty - payme,.t of pensions for the current i Jorgia, wnicn seems 10 naveme same Whltsett baseball team played Alta
tal es tne cake. ,iscal year there may be some emphat- 'ale 'rin Carolina, ine raie, maha Monday. The score stood 14
A conductor on the Southern (we win
net mention his name for fear some
01; might ask his age) had a Hermuda
onion in one trousers pocket and in the
other a ball .-?f assafoetida.
Whvn- asked why he carried this queer
combination he replied that it was the
best of yellow fever preventives, and as
hi: "run" winds up at a city where ref
ugees are hourly Hocking, he thought it
best to ward off any germs that might
ch-tncf to come his way.
Probably in years gone by. when this
same conductor was a boy. he might
have heard the old plantation negroes
Fitting by a hot log fire say that a Ber
muda onion in one pocket and a ball of
apsafoetida in the other was a sure
"stop" of "yeliow jack."
At any rate, the reporter being chari
tably disposed, is willing to admit this
AN INVESTIGATION DEMANDED.
In demanding that an investigation be
made Into the scandal in the insane de
partment of the State penitentiary the
News and Observer says: "In all the
history of the State there has not been
except in the Orissorn investigation, a
charge so serlouB as that alleged
against Dr. K. H. Smith, the physician
in chaise of the criminal insane of
The penitentiary authorities seem in
clined to cover up this Bcandal and let
the man charged with this crime quiet
ly resign.. The alleged criminal is the
son of the superintendent of the insti
tutlon, and his appointment was a case
of rank nepotism.
Perhaps the directors of the peniten
tlary shun an Investigation, because
they do not know w here it would stop.
should it once begin.
But this crime charged against Dr.
Smith demands close investigation, and
if he is found guilty there must b
some law to severely punish him.
WHY NOT AT THE NORTH?
The News some days ago stated its
view of the appointment of negro post
masters in the south. The Washington
Ptst, in a very able editorial on the
"If negroes are to be appointed in the
south, let them also be appointed in th
north, where they ought to be welcomed
as office-holders with open arms. Let
us see if the north or the east or the
west will accept the new dispensation
without question aye, with even cor
dial approval. We have our doubts,
but certainly there ought to be no sec
tionalism in this matter. The negro
should be a federal oflice-holder in the
north or east or west, and not alone in
the south, where, of all places, his ap
pointment Is most at variance with lo
The death penalty has been imposed
in this State more frequently this year
than ever before, and the stern de
crees of the courts have been promptly
carried out. The courts have proved ef
ficient, competent and prompt to ad
minlstr Justice. Where this is the case
there can be no excuse for mob vio
lence, and the State has been almost
free from the lawlessness of mobs.
The lynching in Buncombe county is
the only Instance in a long while of
murder by mob. And the prosecution
of every man conncted with that affair
would bo the greatest discouragement
to future would-be lynchers.
GENERAL N6WS OF INTEREST.
Pilot J. J. Canvin died while taking
the Idaho into New York bay.
A pa' he Kid, the terror of the Mex
ican district, is said to be dead.
Judge Waiter Q Groshani's estate,
left to his wife, netted $18.02.
Kastern heirs are said to be ure
paring to fight United Stales Senator
--Congressman Thomas J. Bradley, or
the Ninth New York distiiet, is? dyin-f
The it are 7,0 0 children hi Ne x York
(iiy lor whom there is no room in the
The gunboat Wheeling is being
ioal-'d at San Francisco. Pal., tor her
maiden cruise to San Diego. Cai.
Augustus Pook, the Napoieon of
i;il,'tme Sans dene," has been reieas-
1 on bond in New York for assaulting
The third annual session of the su-
e t... i m , .... ..-,1 Orrlur
preme lodge 01 in- uni-i u
Knights of PytTiias opened yesterday at
Captain Batrley, of the ward line
. . c 1
steamer Pity of Washington, rnuwu
transport Jose Ventre, a panisn an
archist, trom Tampico, Mexico, to New
Louis Roland, a seaman, senousi
stabbed Second Mate l nomas m
f the V. Cyrus Wakefield, coming imo
P. C. Toms, a Pratt counts, ivan..
banker, was roiien 01 a uiamonu r-iuv.
on a New York street car. 1 ne imei
Cne thousand delegates are in ai
tendance at the opening ot tne nation
al biennial conference of the Pnitarian
and other liberal Christian cnurcues a.
Saratoga. X. Y.
Sailor Philip F. Carter was muicieo
at New York by the federal grand jury
for the murder of Thomas J. Kenney.
of Philadelphia, master-at-arms on the
- William Price, of McKeesport. I a.,
is at Seattle, Wash., representing a
heavily capitalized company "f Penn
sylvania who are to erect and operate
a steel plant at Port Angeles.
Three tramps, held up a Great
Northern cattle train at daylight near
Smith Lake. Minn. They made then
way to the caboose, where they robbed
The new Pni'.ed States government
tu" Somaset. which arrived at the
League Island Navy Yard Sunday night
from Norfolk, had her stern badly dam
aged by crashing into the monitor Mi-
P.ugene V. Debs attended a meeting
of branch No. 1 of the social Democracy
at Journal Hali. in Chicago, and lec
tured its members soundly on the in
cendiary speeches of the preceding Sun
dav. Judre Foster, of the Maine Supreme
Court, will take steps to order out the
National Guard company at Norway in
the event of further trouble at the sta
tion camp on the Oxford Central rail
road, where a strike exists.
Pha' les Newcomb. of t onkling. '..
was beheaded at the Delaware. Lacka
wanna and Western railroad passenger
station at Scranton.
Uoar.t the car he
Sergt Baldwin, the aeronaut con
nected with the signal service, depart
ment of the Colorado, will, in a short
time begin experiments with the hex
kite as a means of observing the naval
and military maneuvering for the pur
pose of long-distance signniins,.
-Vfter having maintained possession
of the council chamber uninterrupted
ly for forty-eight hours, the eight mem
bers of the ousted board of supervisors
of San Francisco, were forcibly ejected
bv a squad of police, under Capt. Whit
man. Monday morning and the new
hoard quietly took possession.
The members of the council of ad
ministration of the National Associa
tion of Credit Men held a meeting in
New York behind closed doors. It is
understood that one of the subjects
considered was a suggestion to form a
branch of the association to investigate
failures where ftaud is suspected.
fiscal year there may be some emphi
ic talk on this subject at the coming
session of Congress. Lest some of s'our j
Pepubliean readers should say that ,
this idea of a pension deficit was con- j
coeted bs' the opponents of the adminis
tration, the following language used by
H. Clay Evans, Commissioner of Pen
sions, is given: "I estimate that the
total payment for the year will not ex
ceed i 147, 500, 000. and the appropriation
for the year is $141,263,890. Mr. Evans
speaks of this probable deficit of idx
and a quarter millions of dollars as in
differently as though he were talking
of purchasing a pint of peanuts, and
when his attention was called tp the
probability that the failure of the new
tariff to produce the estimated amount
of revenue might cause Congress to ob
ject to passing a deficiency pension ap
propriation bill for this year, he gave
away the Republican plan for meeting
such a contingency b y saying: "If
th'-re should be an unexpectd falling
off in the revenue, the pension pay
ment? might be curtailed towards the
end of the year."
The Home Rule Plank of the Repub
lican National Platform cuts no ice
when it comes to providing for a cousin
of Mr. McKinley. as was shown by the
announcement that Frederick -vic-Kinley.
of New Mexico, had been ap
pointed receiver of Public Moneys at
Guthrie, Oklahoma. A cousin of the
Vice President was also provided with
an office, but not quite so big an office
as he applied for. This was Edward
F Hobart, who aspired to be Governor
of New Mexico, jnd who was appointed
Receiver of Public Moneys at Sante Fe.
JONES HASN'T RESIGNED.
Indian Commiseior.cr Jones hasn t re
signed and is not likely to do so vol
mitarilv. although Boss Hannas man
been appointed Commissioner over
.1.' ,.,.tet of .Tones. This is another
however, does not seem uniform on the
different systems, and to modify this it
is hereby ordered that the following
tariff shall be put into effect on October 1
1st, on the Atlantic Coast Line, Sea
board Air Line. Southern Railway and
Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad:
Five miles, 9 cents: 10 miles, 9 cents:
15 miles, 11 cents: 20 miles, 13 cents; 25
miles, 14 cents; 30 miles, 15 cents; 35
miles, 16 cents; 40 miles, 17 cents; 45
miles, IS cents; 50 miles, 19 cnts; 60
miles, 21 cents; 70 miles,. cents; SO
miles, 23 cents; 90 miles. 24 cents: 100
miles, 25 cents: 120 miles, 27 cents: 130
miles, 31 cents; 200 miles, 35 cents.
These rates are considerably lower
than the old ones and appls' to all
branch roaas as well as main lines. The
Commission took the lowest rate in the
State as a basis for making the new-rates.
: . vlk onnlicunt must
g (iirciuua mniiiuiiwu i .... "-1'"
in favor of Whilsett. Burlington and . "e ao.-e w "TTw r to
Whltsett crossed bats Tuesday. The th signers of the Magna Charta or to
S"ore was 1 to 4 in favor of Whitfwtt. .
Whitsett will soon organize a football t nymede.
In trying to
. 1 Ac-onoca if Tie
' traw snowing me unr..v
bublican objections to the carrying out
of ar-v of Hanna's wishes.
RPIGHT PROSPECTS AHEAD.
Ex-Secrets? rv Hoke Smith passed
through Washington a day or two ago.
nd he was fairly bubbling over with
satisfaction at the bright prospects
ahead of the united Democratic party,
which always wins. He thinks the
success of the Democrats in Greater
New York is certain, and that it will
start a wave of party harmony that
will result in the election of a Demo
cratic House next year and of a Demo
cratic President in 1900.
JEN. FITZ LEE.
All the talk about Gen. Fitz Lee re
maining at home and taking part in
the Virginia Campaign, was settled for
good and nil, when Gen. Lee, in defer
ence to a request of Mr. McKinley,
h id during a long conference, when he
atrreed to resume his duties as United
States Consul General to Cuba as soon
as the leave of absence upon which he
came home, expired, whic h will be ear
ly in Oc tober. General Lee is mum
about the situation in Cuba, but his
opinions as wen as tne unit ot nm
sympathy are pretty well known, and
it is not believed that he would have
agreed to return to Cuba had he not
been given tn understand that some ac
tion was sewn to be taken bs- this gov
ernment that will Dut an end to the
present deolorahle condition there.
PLATT AND McKINLEY.
Ross Piatt is using all his wiles
to get Mr. McKinles' to take sides
airainst the candidacs- of Seth Low for
mayor of Greater New York, and he
is vers' sly about it. too. He is trs'ing
to convince McKinley, and he has al
most succeeded, that if he doen't hetpot
kill the inspiration of Low, he will have
him to fight as a candidate for the
Presidential nomination at the next
Republican National Convention. Mr.
McKinley is somewhat of a politician
himself, and will not do all that Piatt
wants him to do, without exacting
loyalty from Piatt in 1300, but present
indications are that he wll join Piatt
in fighting Low, wheh will make it all
the easier for a Democrat to be elected
Mavor of Greater New -York.
ELK INS IS FRANK.
At last a man is found who is willing
to acknowledge having had a hand in
the py.tting of Section 22 into the tariff
bill, while that measure was in confer
ence. It is Senatir Elkins. of West Vir
ginia, who sas's that the discriminating
duties prescribed are intended to shut
out freight now brought into the Pnited
States b- the Canadian Pacific Rail
road. But it will also shut out much
stuff brought by other transportation
lines, both by rail and sea.
FOREIGN NEWS NOTES.
' Prince Bismarck has received the
Grand Cross of the Star of Ethiopia
from King Meuelik. of Abyssinia. " '
The twenty-seventh anniversars of
the entry of the Italian troops into
Rome was celebrated throughout Italy
as a national holiday.
Barr- Somerset Maxwell, eldest son
and heir of Baron Farnham, collided
with a wall while cs'cling and died as a
Chief Samory, the African chieftain,
has defeated and routed a French de
tachment of native troops sent to oc
cupy territory which Samory had offer
ed to evacuate.
--M. Barthou, the French minister of
the inerior, has instructed the prefects
of the maritime provinces to watch all
arrivals from America, with a view of
guarding against s'ellow fever.
Eighteen inches of snow has fallen
Forts' persons were killed in a-storm
At a meeting of London bankers a
resolution was adopted protesting
against the proposal to hold silver as
part of the reserve in the Bank of Eng
land. A dispatch from Madrid says Gen.
sttn.it I... Woodford gave notice to
Spain that unless the war in Cuba is
ended within a reasonable time the
United States will interfere.
Topfdo boat No. 2 of the German
navy was capsized and sunk at Cuxha
ven. Duke Frederick William, of Meck-lenburg-Sehwerin.
the commander, and
seven of the crew were drowned.
Korea has joined the international
The slump in silver and the rise in
exchange has paralyzed business in
Silver mines in the Fingwa district
of Ning Pofare. China, are to be im
The Emperor of Germany was re
ceived w ith rn-al honors upon his arri
val at Breslau. Silesia. .
The weather in France is very com
and eighteen inches of snow has fallen
at Craponne. in the department of
-Several Japanese officials have oee.n
arrested for fraudulent acts in connec
tion vith the distribution or govern
ment aid to sufferers by recent floods.
The police gambling scandal is too
sensation of the day in Hong Kong, and
Detective Inspector Qumey and peveiai
..lt.u in tbe registering general's of-
Prof. W. C. Blogg, music teacher, ar
rived several da$'s ajro from Cincin
nati. Prof. Whitsett went to Greensboro
Rev. Stubblebine, of Salisbury, lect
ured in the hall Friday ldght on
"Greenland's Icy Mountains." It was
Mr. W. L. Ward arrived from Salis
bury Saturday - to enter school. His
father accompanied him here.
The debating societies here have a
large membership. There is to be a j your
puonc aeDate nere cioDer iotn be
tween the Dialectic and Athenian so
cieties. The query is. "Resolved, That
we should have a compulsory system
of education in North Carolina." The
affirmative will be represented by D. L.
Clapp, Willie Clapp, A. E. Stallion and
J.-T. Sellars: the negative by V. A.
May. C. C. Barnport. W. L. Williamson
and H. V. Stewart. The athletic socie
ty has been organized this year, with
C. C. Barnhardt president and W. L.
Williamson secretars and treasurer.
R. B. Faust went to Graham Sunda
Mr. H. E. Faust has entered the com
mercial department. W. L. W.
some one that was on. the field of Run
The Baronial Order of Run
nymede" is to have an insignia to oe
worn by its members who will .further
be known as "Americans of Royal and
Noble Descent in America." Now,
what do vou think of that, you Sons of
the Revolution. Colonial Dames, Found
ers of the Republic. Mayflower Progeny
and Jamestown Descendants, and all
the rest of your ilk that band together
to put on airs over your neighbors?
Here is a scheme that knocks yours
into a cocked hat. At best you are
only a promiscuous lot. trying to make
a class distinction in a country that
forefathers had fondly nopea
would be the home of fraternity and
equalitj'. If we are to do this sort or
thing at all. why not play tne umiu
What's the matter with the American
descendants of Edward the Confessor?
Why don't the Americans who aate
back to the invasion of William the
Conqueror get together and knock out
this Runnj-mede gang?
BRIEF NOTES OF STATE NEWS.
The New York Herald announces
the engagement of Miss Sadie Saunders
Tucker to Mr. William Holt William
son, both of Raleigh, N. C. The mar
riage is to take place at Christ church.
Raleigh, on November 17 next.
A young man walked all the way
from Was-nesville to Chapel Hill to en
ter the university.
Two Mormon elders are now preach
ing in Kinston.
The News says it is against the law
to keep pigeons in Elizabeth Cits.
Governor Russell s'esterdas' made the
L. C. Caldwell (Pop.), of Iredell, rail
road commissioner and chairman of
said commission, vice Major J. W. Wil
son (Dem.). of Burke, suspended.
John II. Pearson (Dem.). of Burke.
railroad commissioner, vice S. Otho
Wilson (Pop.), of Wake.
tl THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Secretary Alger is informed that a St.
Louis company has contracted for sev
eral steam sleds to be used in trans
porting supplies up the Yukon river to
the Klondike gold regions.
A detachment of United States troops
will arrive at St. Michaels, Alaska, on
October 5, and will be stationed there
to preserve order.
.T. H. Carpenter, of Heading, fa., wn
J. H. Carpenter, of Reading. Pa., who
offers to furnish the government armor
niatp at $100 a ton. is erecting a plant
at Cramps' shipyards, in Philadelphia,
to carrv on experimental wort
The president has gone to North Ad
ams, Mass., to spena i ne ui ma cr
The naval armor board will start on
November 1 for an extended tour of the
south, visiting the important iron and
steel centres, with a view to the estab
lishment of a government armor plant.
General John W. Foster is arranging
for the international conference of seal
experts in Washington next month.
Th Atlanta (Ga.) postmastersnip
fight may not be settled by. the presi
dent until he returns fromiNew Eng-'
A medal of honor has been granted
to Horatio C. Kintr. of Brooklyn, N. Y,
AN OPEN LETTER
v- ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OLR RIGHT TO THE
vvIlUSIVE USE OF THE WORD "CASTOBIA." .' N'D
- PITCHER'S CASTORIA AS oik TRADt u.
DR SAMUEL PITCHER, of Ilijannis, Massachusetts
a, nrininator cf "PUCKER'S CASTO.RIA," the Sam
t t -J7 v
ihat has borne and docs now
simile signature cf
- - AinTAmi -I i
This is the original "PiTCHEKb woium. wucn has been
used in the hbmes of the Mothers of America for our thirty
years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that itis
the kind you have always bought yyj-T on the
and has the signature of CAaZTcA Wrapm
per. No one has authority from me to use my name ejc-
cept The Centaur Company cf which Chas. II. Fletcher &
President. , Ay
March 5, 1S97. Q&
Do .Mot Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting'
a cheap substitute which some druggist may oiler you
(because he makes a few more pennies on it), the iQ.
irredients of which even he docs not know.
The Kind You Have Always bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SiGNATURE C
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Faile.- You.
n cowmnv. T nur strict, at vonn c;tv.
A bad epigram, like a worn-out pen
oil. has no TKint to it.
Compliments on a tombstone migrni ! for srallantrs' at iJinwicicne court nouw
be properly termed epl-tany. I March 31. 1865,
Maniage is an eye salve that restores I burgeon General Wyman. of the Ma
lerks in the re?fi.tennff
iee nave oeen aism
Marie Hussman, tilt lormer nous.f
ecpor of Herr Krupp. at Berlin, whom
t was reported nan liiaiuru
. . .. 1 .w. .n
Franz Ferdinand, neir pr-.-uiupuc
he Austrian throne, denies tnai
such marriage occunen.
Borne Idea of the extent of the true k
Ing industry' in this State may be gath
ered from the recent report of the in
dustry in Craven counts', made to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics: "Men em
ployed during: the buss' season 2000,
women and children 10,000; shipments
75,000 ban-els Irish potatoes, 5000 barrels
sweet potatoes, 100,000 barrels cabbages.
2000 bushels tomatoes, 50,000 bushels
miap beans, 70,000 bushels peas, 5000 bar
rels radishes, 10,000 crates strawberries."
FAl.SK TKKTI1 TAKK HOOT.
A Russian drufrsist has, aooordinR to
the London Figaro, at length solved
tile pioblem f supplying us with false
teeth which will grow into the gums as
firmly as natural ones. These teeth are
mr.de of gutta percha. porcelain or met
al, as the case may be. At the root of
the tooth holes are made, and also in
the jaw. The tooth is then placed in
the cavii. v, and in a short time a soft,
giii nulated growth finds its was' from
the jaw into the holes ot the tooth.
This growth gradualis- hardens and
holds the tooth in position.
It does not matter in the least, ac
cording to this enterprising Russian
dentist, whether the eavit-,in which the
tootli is placed is one from which a nat
ural tooth has recently been drawn or
whether it has healed for months or
W1LHKLMINA TO RIVAL WILHELM
It looks as though the little court of
Holland might furnish Europe with a
ruler as remarkable in her way as th?
Kmperor or (iermany is in his.Her little
.lajests" Queen Wilhelmma. not satis-
lied with refusing to marry the man
with whom her advisers selected, has
caused another sensation by success
fulls- appearing in amateur theatricals
it the ros'al residence theatre in Am
sterdam. Her ma jests' appeared in the
leading roles of three one-act French
plas's. and was. of course, overwhelm
d with applause most of which seems
so have been deserved, says the Record
A certain Benedict was in the habit
of troubling his father-in-law with
of troubling hisfather-in-law with
complaints about his wife's behavior
"Really this is too bad," cried the ra-
seible old gentleman one day on hear
ing- of some of his daughter's delin
quencies. "If 1 hear any more com
plaints I will disinherit her." There
were no more complaints. Household
Greensboro's eminent astrologist.
Thornton, says cotton will go below 6
cents before October comes in, and that
before the end of the srear all stocks
will have declined 20 per cent. If Mr.
Thornton is certain of this he ought to
enter the wheat market at once as a
big, bold bear and add about a million
dollars to Greensboro's circulating medium.
A F R I OA N C )TTONSK K I .
H. J. Lamar of Macon. Ga.. railed at
the Department of Agriculture to learn
where the Department had some cotton
seed of a peculiar variety or if soiiih
cudd be produced. The seed for which
he made inquiry is trom Africa, and
the plants springing from it grow to
seven or eijjht feet in height and have
no limbs, thereby affording the grower
oppoi tunity to plant the cotton much
closer together than usually is the case.
T. A. Jackson of near Atlanta. Ga..
has raised six acres of the variety Mr.
Lamar asked about, and offered the
seed from the crop to the Secretary- of
Agriculture for $30,000. but the offer was
NOT GOOD KNOITGH FOR HIM.
Tbom:s 'i Fortune, the colored edl
tor in New York, has, after deep con
slderation. come to the conclusion that
"Kuropeao civilization and the Chris
tian religion are not the things" to de
velop "African genius and character."
Well wc don't see ans'thing for Editor
Fortune to do but get up a little civili
sation and religion of his own brand
and try them. Wilmington Star.
A CONVENTION OF CRIPPLES
A convention of criples will be held
hi St. Louis on Septemler SO. The con
vention was called two months ago und
six thousand delegates are expected U
attend. This will be the first enliven
t ion of its kind ever held, and consider
able curiosity is expressed as to what
he business before th cripples wil
Hon. Walter E. Fsison who died in
Wilmington yesterday, was an able
lawyer and an upright and competent
public official. By merit alone he rose
from a department clerkship to chief
of the consular burea.ii and solicitor of
the Department of State.
Evangelist Fife and the faith ourists
have not 'et been down into the u;
fected districts to trs' anointing with
oil on the s'ellow fever victims. Pei -hapB
the faith is too young yet to tackle
Now that Col. J. Wiley Shook has
landed and has a real, sure-enough of
fice, a deputy colleciortship under Col
lector Harklns there will be a de
pression In the "open letter," industry.
AVERAGE HEIGHT OF MEN.
During the war measurements were
made of over 1.000,000 men in the Unit
ed States arms', and it was found that
the average height of men born in the
I'nited States was 67.S inches. Accord
ing to Topinard. the average height of
Englishmen, Scotchmen and Swedes is
ti7.4 inches; Irishmen. 67; Germans, 6ti.2;
Frenchmen. 65: Danes, 66.2: Russians,
65.4: Chinese, 64: Bushmen. J2: Laplan
ders. 60.7; American Indians. 62.2; Pata
gonians. 70.3. Taking these measure
ments as a basis, the average for the
world would be about 63.$. -St. Louis
The Smith scandal reminds us th. ie
are other things besides nepotism in the
CHA1U.ES A. DANA VERY ILL.
Charles A. Dana, the aged editor, is
seriously ill at his summer home. West
Island. Glen Cove. Dr. W. H. Draper,
of No. 19 Eaat Forty-seventh street,
and Dr. J. W. Brannan. of No. 11 West
Twelfth street, are in constant attend
ance at his bedside. Mr. Dana does not
re gain his strength as was hoped and
is troubled greatly with nausea, lack of
appetite and torpid liver. For days he
has eaten scarcels' anything.
When the stomach and bowels are
wrong, what seems a mere trifle
blocks the whole system. Every part
of the- body feels the effects of a little
constipation. The head aches, the
mouth tastes bad; the stomach is dis
tressed, the liver is congested and tor
pid: you feel sluggish and miserable
and downhearted; the energies are
completely paralized all for want of a
iittle help to. regulate the stomach and
bowels. What you want is Dr. Pierre'
t ieasant i-enets. l r.ey win make you
regular and s'ou keep so; thej- act in a
comfortable, natural way, not vlolentlj'
but surely. Thes- give the intestines
power to move naturally: and also
tones the stomach and liver. You don
become a slave to their use, they cure
sou so you stas" cured. If a druggist
makes more money on some violen
purging pill he may try to sell it to
you. Don't let him.
lor Infants and Children.
the sight of blind lovers.
Conversing' with a man who always
agrees with S'ou Is about as monoto
nous as talking' to an echo.
The wise man profits bj- experience;
but he is still wiser who profits by the
experience of others.
When a man has a reputation for wis
dom he can say foolish things and hi&
friends applaud them as sarcasm.
It makes the average, woman about
twice as long to make up her complex
ion as it does to make up her mind.
Some men are never satisfied to re
main at the bottom of the ladder; they
alwas's trs" to g-et farther down.
A man gets very little credit for what
rine Hospital Service, has just been in
formed of two well-denned cases or
leprosy in Walsh county. N. D.
Senator Wellington, accompanied oy
Postmaster General Gary, had a long
talk with the president yesterday, and
says he expects to see Parlett appoint
ed internal revenue collector.
Attorney General McKenna has de
cided that the discriminating duty pro
vision of the Dingley tariff law does not
apply to g-oods coming directly into the
Tnlted States tnroucn canauiun
ports, or to goods brought to this coun
try in foreign vessels.
The Japanese minister at Washington
IOW LORENZO DOW GOT A WIFE.
When Lorenzo Dow was a widower
. OV OT
he snid to tne congregation "r v.. .
the close of his sermon: "I am a can
didate for matrimony, ana u meie
in thiK mm ence w no
KIIV iviiiai ... ,
willing to marry me I would thank her
o rwe. A woman rose vaj ......
ulpit. and another in a distant part of
he house. Mr. Dow paused a moment
then said: "There are iwo, i
this one near me rose lirst: at any rate,
I will have her for my wife." The wo-
,.an was in good standing anu pos
sessed of considerable proprtj-. ery
;00n after this eccentric woonm
jecame Mrs. Dow. Youth's Com
GOLD DEMOCRATS' POLICY.
ThP noliev of the gold Democrats in
tbe coming fall elections has been out
lined bv Chairman Bynum of the
National" Committee to friends in this
. its' Mr. Bvnum is here on his way to
Kentucky to assist the gold Democrats
f that State in their campaign, an.
Bvnum has talked witn a numoer oi
leading gold Democrats here. The
policy of the gold Democrats was fixed
some time ago. They decided tnai inej
vould fight the silver democrats
vherever the Chicago platform was
nade the platform of the Democratic
hosts. Washington btar.
of blame for what he doesn't
If s'ou want to see the smartest, cut
est and sweetest babs' that ever lived
just get anj' mother to show you hers.
The girl who tries to imitate a man is
miotic, out tne imitation is often very
flattering just the same.
A man isn't always to blame for
thinking more of his typewriter than he
does of his wife; he can dictate to his
Some cf us have more ups and downs
in this world than others, but when we
get to tbe cemeters- we will all be on a
dead level. Chicago News.
he does in this world, but he gets lots J denies that Japan's government has im
posed objectionable conditions upon me
arbitration of its difference wun .Hawaii.
Representative Livingston, of Geor
gia, savs he expects Cuba to be a free
and independent republic oy January i
He thinks the president will take de
cisive action before the November elec
tions in Ohio.
General Greely. of arctic fame, says
the Cane York meteorite whlcn Laeut
Pearv is now bringing to tne unuea
States is of little value either as a relic
or for the iron it contains
Eighty reindeer, broken to work, will
be sent to St. Michaels. Alaska, to be
used in forwarding supplies to th
The Treasury Departmjtirf is inform
ed that the Netherlands government is
navinsr export bounty on sugar. The
department will collect additional du
ties to the full amount of the bounty.
The new Cuban tariff law provides
for an additional duty of 30 per cent if
American duties are constiued to preju
dice Spains products.
Senator Elkins, of West Virginia,
says that a-s soon as congress reassem
bles he will introduce a bill providing
for dicriminating duties.
The cruiser Chicago will he trans
formed intb a fast modern warship by
the expenditure of f360,000
The monetary commission appointed
by the Indianapolis sound money con
vention met iri Washington. Ex-Sena
tor Edmunds was chosen to preside.
MRS. MORRISON HURT BY A FALL
Mrs. drier's Condition Improving.
The News of Marrlsburg.
Correspondence of the News.
HARRISBURG, Sept. zi. Mrs. net
tie Morrison, one of the most esteemed
old ladies of Rocky River, fell and was
injured very badly last Tuesday night.
She has only latels' acquired a limited
use of her hands and feet after three
years of suffering from rheumatism and
is now helpless and suffering rrom in
juries on her head and hip. She is
with her son, Mr. bum Morrison, or
Mrs. Margaret Grier has improved
to the extent of being able to go to the
table now. -
Mr. and Mrs. Newton Harris, of Har-
risburg. who have been for two weeks
quite sick are on the mend. These good
people are the parents or Kev. MarK
Harris and are amongst the iest
people of our land.
Mrs. J. Elam caiaweu ano son, wr.
Ed., are very sick. Mrs. Caldwell has
had chills and high fevers for a "week.
Master Ed is a student of Newells
and Dr. Pharr says he has symptoms of
typhoid fever. -
THK TOM CAT IN ARKANSAS.
A paper is published at Hot Springs,
Ark., which has for its title the Arkan
sas Thomas Cat. Its motto is. 'God
helD the rich, the poor can beg." It de-
WICKED WITS ". WOMANKIND
Women's friends are cushions ia
which they stick tn-ir pins.
A woman has nev -r spoiled anythlrj
Of all animals, cats, flies and wonwt
take the longest time dressing.
Men are never consoled for their fin
love, nor women for their last.
Who takes an eel by its tail andi
woman at her word holds nothing.
Friendship between two women ic
usually a plot against a third.
"Women die twice; when they cw
tt please, as well as when they emtio
In going to ask a favor, a man mri
to himself: "What shall I say?" Bu:
a woman asks herself: "What shall I
Half the sorrows of women would Ik
averted if they could repress the spwof
they know to be useless.
Heins say's that every man who mu
l ies is like the Doge wedding th Adri
atic Sea: He knows not what he wt
find treasures, pearls, monsters, u
Women are all alike. When they'r
maids they're mild as milk; once nut
'em wives, and thes' lean their hid
against their marriage certificates u
defs" sou. Boston Traveler.
DANGEROUS FAMILIAR FL0WER5
Recently a small boy ate buttercup!
and as a result died. Since then th
has hen published a list of poisocf
! wild flowers, popularly considm
rlares it is a paper or tne peopie, 101 harniless. but certain to be fUl f!
the people, to be paid for by the peo- eaten bv a carciess ierson or lgnoroj
pie."' It advocates "one country, one chnd "These flowers are buttercHpii
flag and one wife at a time, ano de- eeijmdjne, WOod anemone, daffodil)
Clares that it is m iavor oi tne eiea- j narcissus my, snowdrop, JonqulL '
A CAT IN THE CHOIR.
Saturday night as the choir of a cer
tain chu-t-h were waiting to begin prac
tice in the basement of the sacred
building a poor, lonely little black-and-
white cat was seen wandering around
in that portion of the basement where
shadows fc'l. The sexton opened the
doors and to accelerate the movements
of the creature went near it and ex
claimed. "Shoo! Scat!" He now wishes
ho had left it alone, for he has since
had to bury his clothes, whilst the choir
was padls' broken up. one lads fainting.
another declaring she'd been poisoned
whilst all soon after bd to leave for
home; at least, that is how it was told
to an Advance man todas. It is per
haps well to add that the demure lit
tle black-and-white kitten was a pole
cat. Lymchburg Advance.
tion of horse thieves and public mor
DRESS MADE OF SPIDER WEBS.
Queen Victoria owns a dress manu
factured entirely of spiders webs. It
was a present from the late Emperess
of Brazil, who had it specially prepar
ed in her palace by twenty native
FUTURE OF PUGILISM.
When two pugilists take a year or so
to get ready to fight the future of pu
gilism seems to be nowhere. In another
half century the fighter will want ten
years to train for a match. Harrisburg
hyacinth, monk's hood, foxglove, nitf:
shade, briony. mezerone and henbaM.-
THE OLD WAR HORSE.
Gen. Matt. W. Ransom spent last
light at the McAdoo, and went home
today. He was returning irom tsiow -
ing Rock, where Mrs. Bansom met
with an accident a few days ago. In
-tepping from a carriage she sprained
her ankle, which gave her a great
deal of pain, but no serious result.
The ex-Senator is 71 years old, but
scarcely looks it. His health is good,
form erect, step elastic, and there is
much good fighting in "the gallant old
Democratic warrier yet. Greensboro
THE WORLD'S RICHEST WIDOW.
She is called the "Countess of Monte
Cristo," but her real name Is Donna
Isadora Cousino, a Spanish woman.
who lives in Chile, and who owns mil
lions of acres of land and millions of
dollars in money. The newspapers de-
lisrht in depicting her as young and
beautiful, this woman with the fairy
puree, but here is her real pen-picture.
A shabby-looking little brunette of fif
ty-five, deep wrinkles carve her face,
which has wonderfulls keen black eyes;
hair once jet black, now streaked with
gray; a limp, the result of rheumatism
disfigures her walk; naturally of pleas
ant temper, her business anxieties and
ill-health have made her irritable. Chi
OTHELLO'S OCCUPATION GONE."
A Richmond, Va.. man has invented
. tobacco stemming machine which
iromises to eliminate from the great
Southern tobacco factories tens of
housands of dusky juveniles and wom
m who, with nimble, oft-times dirty
fingers, strip the stem from the leaf,
naking the air resonant the while with
African wit or sweet, wild melodies.
The leaf is carried by a feeding belt to
:he knife which removes the stem, which
is then carried off in one direction while
the leaves, now reads for the "lump
makers," are discharged in another.
NORTH CAROLINA STOCK.
In less than 24 hours previous to yes-
terdaj afternoon, 50 car loads of stock
passed through the local Southern
yards. Of this number 24 cars came
from over the Murphy branch and were
forwarded to the Richmond, Va., mar
ket. One train of 20 cars was sent to
the vicinity of Leesburg, Va., where the
stock is being taken to graze during the
winter. Asheville Citizen.
THE NOTED SECTION 22.
Section 22 of the new tariff is that
which ia likely to produce the greatest
and the most injurious international
irritation. Although the tariff irritates
and injures France and Germany, and
will bring support to the protectionist
sentiment in each of these countries, it
is tolerably certain that any measure
of retaliation either might adopt would
only injure itself the more, so that there
is scarcely likelj- to be any really re-
taliators legislation. But Canada is
repeatedly challenged to retaliation.
The tariff on Canadian lumber is ag
gravated by the prohibition of Cana
dian labor. Harper's Weeklj'.
'It is a good thing the Siamese twins
"Suppose one of them wanted to ride
a wheel and the other one didn't. Chl-
"Pa," said Willie, "I guess I know-
why matches are -made in heaven. It
wouldn't be safe making them in the
other place." Harper's Bazar.
better than cure.
Pills will not only cure, but r:
taken in time will prevej
dyspepsia, biliousness, malari'i
constipation, jaundice, torpj
liver and kindred diseases.
TUTT'S Liver PIU
J. W. WADSWORTH'S
POISONOUS MULE'S KICK.
Mr. Willam Sherrin, of Goose Creek
township, was kicked on the leg by a
mule some time ago and blood poison
ing has set and and his life is despair
ed of. Monroe Enquirer.
SHORT COTTON CROP IN TEXAS.
According to the Galveston News, the
Texas cotton crop has recently suf
fered severely from drought. In sec
tions where lands under favorable cir
cumstances yield from one and a half
to two bales to the acre will be gather
ed thfs year not more than half a bale
to the acre. The News says the farm
ers did not exercise good judgment in
the selection of seed, or they might
have secured "stands" which would
have withstood dry weather better
than the cotton is now doing.
THE WONDER OF WANSEE."
The house of Dr. Siemens, the Berlin
electrician, is known, throughout Ger
mans" as "the wonder of Wansee." It
is fitted from roof to cel'.er with elec
tricity. The dining room, kitchen and
ine celler are all connected by means i
t-f .a miniature electric rallwas". In or-
ler to convey things from one room to
another the articles required has only
to be placed on a little car, a button
pressed and the car is almost instantly
where it ought to be.
The seaskore boarder was accosted in
the dark lane leading to the hotel by a
man with a gleanng revolver.
"Hands up!" shouted the thug.
"Oh, I say, landlord," replied the
boarder "you're not going to collect till
my week's up are you
LOW PRICES ON
WAGONS AND BUGGIES
Between now and November 1st we will sell oil an 1111
Wagons, Buggies, Harness, Etc.,
: i --..i. loW'Sf tk
rvim in oilier ut uu so we are iroiLLfio iiiiiiv; in--they
have ever been on the same clns ot ',Ilt'
WE HAVE FIRST CLASS GOOD
SCHEDULE OF FOOTBALL GAMES.
The following is a schedule of the
University's football gams. which is as
yet incomplete: October 2. North Caro
lina Agricultural and Mechanical Col
lege, at Chapel Hill; October 9, Guil
ford College, at Chapel Hill: October 28,
Columbian College (D. C). at Chapel
Hill: October 30. Virginia Agricultural
College, at Danville; November 6, Uni
versity of Georgia, at Atlanta; Novem
ber 2. University of Virginia, at Richmond.
DON'T WANT TO RISK IT.
Dr. J. J. Knott of Atlanta declares
that yellow fever never prevails on the
Gulf coast and on the Atlantic coast
during the same -ear. This may be
true, and we sincerels hope It is, but
we would not accept the theory as a
substitute for a strict quarantine, and
a thorough sanitation. Charleston
STOLE THEIR TOOLS.
Chatham counts' realls' has, it seems,
some industrious men or men who want
to work if they hare anything to work
with. Not long since one man was
charged with stealing a grain cradle
and now comes news from Albright
township that some one has stolen Mr.
Owen Comer's aavlL Chath&ra Citisen.
wys r.n eminent English doctor, "will
carry enough poison to infect a house
hold." In summer-time, more espec
ially, disease germs nil the air, multi
tudes are infected, fall ill, die ; multi
tudes escape. These messengers of
mischief do not exist for millions. Why
not ? Because they are healthy and strong
protected as a crocodile is against gun
shot. It ia the weak, the wasted, the
thin-Wooded who fall ; those who
hare no resistive power so that a sudden
cough or cold develops into grarer
disease. We hear ot catching distase!
Why not catch health We can do it
by always maintaining our healthy
of Cod-lirer Oil, ia condensed nourish
ment; food for the building up of the
system to resist the attacks of disease.
It should be taken in reasonable doses
all summer long by all those whose
weight is beiow the standard of health.
If you arc losing ground, try book
T B sUvcgiata at w. as m
ng to collect till i;,.,,.,,,,,. : ,.,,r..i ,.i i u t,. dlV
?" Philadelphia suic, !iim 11 u w.tm ijj-jS
or Buggy you can save money and (et the lit
us. Don t consider this to mean thnt w are uoiug'
JUST THE WRONG AGE
He'rotThTrtXeefo; ?VK we l,ave no such idea, but
Too old or too young?
"Both. If he were younger, he might WE ARE GOING TO MOVEtOUR STO JK OF
1JN THE NEXT SIXT VAX,
be worth marrying, and if he were ol
der there would be some hope of his
dying." Chicago Post.
Tourist (in eountry quarters, appre
hensively) How about the mosquitoes?
Don't you find them pretty vicious
Native (indifferently) Not at alL Not
at all. Why, they'll eat right out of
your hand. Boston Traveller.
Low Prices are what it takes to do so. Come
if we are not rlgn
J. W. WADSWORTH'S S0N&
TO KILL. THEIR VALUE.
An Interesting episode in the history
of American postage stamps occurred
In 1861, when the government declared
"obsolete" all its stamps then in cur
rent use. and substituted a new series.
This was designed to kill the value of
the large stocks held throughout the
Houtn, wnere they had been in con-
siaerame use as fractional cuiwnev
iew iorK rosi.
PRIZES AT THE STATE FAIR.
Col. Julian S. Carr will give a gold
medal for the best poultry exhibit at
uie iate tair. ana 5150 will be given.
BREEDERS OF PRIZE WINNERS OjjjTg'
OF THE FOLLOWING VAlETIESi L)W
Mammoth Bronze and Whi.e fW
and White Plymouth Rocks, Brown ana
Light Brahmaa, Indian and Pit Gam
Laced Wyandottes, White Guineas, Vtw l
r , T t? 1
1JUCJU ana rea row
rAwn c e crrc crrt? QAT.E AT At j
SbW e and Darittt Sheet, out of Imoorted Ewes by Inli ltfPlI
n .T i. "j o. j f d: R-t Strain Keg - i
..tav c aua net isrt
D . t j j r?f" T"" cf: CUV-
Royiiy Bred Colts and Fillies, Fine as Split Silk. ccPNT
xrrvtt yt -w . . . .., i rn AC Kfcrl
Koubuy opus! Address OCCONEECHEE FARM.
Families Supplied on YewRound Contracts with "Occoneechee W '