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The Charlotte Democrat. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1887-1897, October 07, 1897, Image 4

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LITTLE NEWSLHTS.
""ir u day is Of-tob-r '.lih.
The Victor mills will start up on
tlif 6th Inst.
Frank Grler, who has been ill with
typhoid lover for several weeks, is still
quite sick.
Air. C. (!ienham came up from Mt.
Airy. Ga., this morning:. He reports
business rood at his hostlei-y.
, Capt. XV. H. liamseur left this
morning' for Wilmington. I-1., where
he goes to make all necessary arrange
ments for starting his new car "City of
Charlotte." He hopes to have it at the
fair in Raleigh.
Col. I.,eroy Springs, of Lane-aster,
flpent the Sabbath with friends anil rel
Htlves in Cliarlotlc
Mr. Walter Brem, returned this
morning from Morganton. Mrs. Brem
and Miss Mina will follow later in the
week. They will probably make their
home at the Central.
Mr. Jake Thomas, the Tennessee
horseman has arrived. He came in
yesterday with 22 good lookers. He
is (mattered at Capt. J. M. Kendrick s
stables on North College street.
It did not take a spyglass to see
frost Tuesday morning. It was greatly
in evidence.
Workmen are transforming Sc.jire
Maxwell's former Temple of Justice
Into a five and ten cent variety store.
Mr. P. C. Henderson, of Croft, N.
C, lost a fine horse Sunday night. The
animal died of colic.
Work has been bgun on Mr. Heriot
Clarkson's new house 011 Kast Ninth
street, near Tryon. Mr. 1Z. M. Tessier
is the contractor.
A marriage that many of our peo
ple will be Interested in, will be sol
emnized the first of next week. The
contracting: parties are both exceed
ingly popular.
TIKALTY DKAU
Mr. J. If. Emery has sold his resi
dence on West Trade street to Mr. O.
B. Robinson of the Southern freight de
pot. The price paid was $1,500.
ITU, ED A WILD-OAT STILL.
Deputy Marshall Hampton, of Char
lotte, captured an illicit distillery three
miles from CherryvlUc containing 18
hogsheads of beer, parties unknown,
says lite Dispatch
KALKIGH S WAVING GRASS.
The luxuriant grass that is thriving
and waxing tall in the streets of Ral
eigh establishes the justice of her claim
to be the Philadelphia of North Caro-llna.-7-Greensboro
Telegram.
A NEGRO'S RIG HAND.
The hand of Jim Stevenson, a Lex
ington negro, is said to measure elev
en inches from the wrist to "the tip of
of the middle finger. The thumb nail
is described as of the size of a half
dollar.
THE EATING M I CHIG ANDERS.
How some people eat at Eaton Rap
id, Mich., may be guessed by the rec
ord of a housewife who in a year has
baked S4 loaves of bread, 729 biscuits,
140 cakes. 156 fried cakes, 191 pies and
1,026 cookies.
TO MAKE A STATEMENT.
The county road commission is in ses
sion today auditing accounts. Mr. Al
exander tells a News reporter that the
commission will have for publication in
a few days a full statement of the work
accomplished sincf they took charge of
affairs.
WHERE THE CANNON WILL BE
PLACED.
It has been decided that the cannos
shall be placed in front of the middle
windows of each side of the court house
building. The contract for the moun
ting has been let to T. L. Elliott and he
will soon'begin work.
WE MAY MEET THEM.
Wilmington has organized a football
association, its members being from the
city's four athletic associations. She
has some good players, and the Char
lotte team may have the pleasure of
meeting them on the grid-iron this sea
son. GONE TO WILMINGTON.
Mr. Leo H. Battle, who was formerly
cashier of the Savings bank here, has
gone to Wilmington, where he has ac
cepted the position of cashier of the
Atlantic National Rank. He has been
for several months managing the af
fairs of the Merchants' Bureau, in Dur
ham. KEEPS HIM IN TI NE.
Dr. R. R. Myers and wife are now
visiting in Seymoie, Iowa. In a postal
to the News he says they are having a
pleasant time there and will probably
not go further west for some time. He
says: "We find the News a great pleas
ure as it keeps us in tune with the
Charlotte people."
PROPERTY IMPROV EM ENTS.
The office recently vacated by Cel. D.
O. Maxwell is to be made into a store
room. It has been rented by a Mr.
Yopp. formerly of Wilmington, who will
open a notion stock in a few days.
The office vacated by Criminal
Court Clerk Williamson will also be
made Into a store room.
"LITER AT C RE."
Persons of literary proclivities will be
interest. d in an announcement con
tained In Harper's Weekly of the early
appearance of a new international lit
erary journal. Indicative of its field of
labor thi9 weekly journal will be called
"Llteratire,"and will be published con.
tempera ieously in London by the
Times, and in New York by the Har-pei-s.
PRIZE FIGHTERS IN COURT.
The tramps who figured in the prize
fight at the courthouse a night or so
ago, w re in a new role this morning.
Mayor Springs fined e u h one of them
JlO foi creating a disturbance in the
"tendei loin" district last night. They
forfeited their bond and it is supposed
that they are now making tracks
nort hward.
NEW SASH AND CORD MILL
SPOKEN OF.
A News reporter learned this after
noon that there is some talk of another
sash a:d cord mill for Charlotte. The
scheme is yet in its infancy but it is
more tiian probable that it will materi
alize between this and spring. The lo
cation while not decided on will prob
ably be in Dll worth.
THE WORLD'S SMALLEST CITY.
John de Salme is mavor of the small
est city In the world. The city, the
name of which Is Fenton. is regularly
incorporated, but though it has been
In existence for more than twenty
years. It has a population of less than
10O people. It Is situated along the
Merainec river about 15 miles south of
St. Louis. The city is a settlement of
wealthy business men of St. Louis and
has a full quota of officials, none of
Whom, however draw salaries.
KILLED HIS BROTHER
Suspicious Killing of a Colored Child.
-Parents Say He Was Killed by the
Accidental Discharge of , a Pistol In
the Hands of His Brother. Life
Was Insured.
Saturday in a cottage near the
A. T. and O. trestle a seven-year-old
colored boy was killed by the alleged
accidental discharge of a pistol.
The story as told by the parents of
the child is that their two children.
Elijah and Abraham Foreman; one
ten and the other seven years old, were
playing- with a pistol. Their mother
told the older child to put the pistol
up. Just as he started to put on the
mantel it fell to the floor and was dis
charged, the bullet striking the child in
the heart.
The police think there is something
suspicious about the death of the child.
The child's life was insured.
MARRIED IN NEW COURT HOUSE.
Couple United by 'Squire Maxwell.
Special Ceremony for the Occasion.
The first marriage in the new court
house took place at 10:30 Saturday
morning in the presence of a large
crowd.
Square Maxwell had offered to marry
the couple free, and he was sent for.
Ernest Pharr and Maggie Phifer, of
Long Creek, were the couple. The
marriage took place in the rotunda.
The marriage ceremony began with
the following invocation:
"My friends we have now assembled
within the walls of the new court
house erected uin this historic spot
Wrhere no digger's spade
Shall e're invade
This classic shade
It shan't.
And no cooney b'ar
Shall roam up th'ar
Nor any wh'ar
It can't.
"To celebrate the marriage vows of
the couple now present and as they
launch their boat off into the ocean of
connubial bliss we bid them "olive oil"
and fling our old shoes and a han3ful
of rice "fernent" them and hope that
they wil never be subjected to squalls
nor the cries of ship, ahoy."
After asking the usual questions the
' So, u i re con t i n ued :
"Ry the authority vested in me by
the county of Mecklenburg, known as
the birth-nlace of American liberty
and by the State of North Carolina
sometimes called the "Tar Heel State,"
of this Confederation or Fusion; by the
smoking tar-kilns and the bleeding
sentinels of our turpentine forests; by
the recollections of the fat baked 'pos
sum whose sides are lined with sop.
sweet potatoes and hoe-cake, to sav
nothing of the sweet and luscious wa
termelons; by the free-silver blasts
from the horn of the long eared time
honored animal which has been head
from the mountains to the sea shore;
by the Dingley tariff bill, which is to
produce the long wished for wave of
Prosperity; by the song of the gold bug
which some say is the dirge of the peo
ple and the glorification of trusts and
monopolies; b ythe old flea-bitten coon
dog, whose "basso profundo" voice is
heard in the gloaming, by the clarion
notes oi' the old Shanghai rooster in
the early morn; by the aro
matic gourd vine, whose clinging ten
drils will shade the pickaninnies
around your cabin-door, and by the
memory of the Mecklenburg Dec
lapendence of Induration, I pronounce
you husband and wife. Salute your
bride!"
The marriage license was witnessed
by James Tillero, Morris, of Kansas
City, Mo.; Capt. George W. Meredith,
of Monroe, and Prof Hugh A. Gray, of
Huntersville.
The dusky couple had their pictures
taken at 'Squire Maxwell's expense
and will be "hanged" in the rotunda.
THE CIRCUS SATURDAY.
Of Course a Large Crowd Will be Here
to Take it in.
Next Saturd.-iy. the 9th. the John
Robinson and Franklin Bros', united
shows will exhibit in Charlotte. The
city has been thoroughly posted for the
circus, and the show is well advertised.
It is said to be a first class circus, and
the press notices declare "it is beyond
questicn the representative big shows
of the world.
The advance notices furnished by the
enterprising and ingenious press agent
States that "it rtquires four massive
trains of specially constructed cars u
transiKirt it from town to town, fo'ii
of the most thoroughly equipped anil
handsomely decorated advertising cars
ever built are brought into service t
herald its coming, and more than one
thousand people employed, besides
three hundred of the finest horses evet
owned by any amusement institution.
"There are three rings, two elevated
stages and a quarter mile hippodrome
track all going at one time during the
performance. The zoological display
contains more rare wild beasts than
any other two shews, and the largest
water-proof tents ever constructed are
required to properly give this massive
entertainment and accommodate the
vast audience which daily throng M
see the many wonders contained in
these shows that can be seen nowhere
else on earth."
ORDER OF "ELKS."
Probable That a Lodge Will Be Insti
tuted in Charlotte.
The News learns that the order of
"Elks" will soon be added to Char
lotte's secret societies.
There are at present a number of
members of this ' cider in Charlotte
who belong to lodges in different cities
and the advisability of establishing a
lodge in Charb tte has heen talked over
for sometime. Several prominent
"Elks" from Augusta are expe-ted in
Charlotte in a few days and it is more
than pre bably that a lodge will be es
tablished here at no distant date.
AN APPEAL FROM BARIUM
SPRINGS.
"Our Fathless Ones." the organ of
the Barium Springs orqh-ar.age says:
"Our bare-foot boys and little girls
asks 'When will we have ,,ur winter
shoes?' Yes when: When there is
ohout $".0 to expend on a shoe bill. Ther.
is not money to meet the expenses of
the month, and Mr. Rrown. our Treas
urer, says moti y is coming in slowly.
Xo.v that times are so much improved
sha'l w not in grntitudo to God. the
giver of all. be very generous to His
oiph nis and espeeialiy to those of our
household. Dear Presbyterians, must
we plead for our own orphan children!
All that should be necessary is to say
They are in want."
MR. HAIITY'S NEW STORES.
Mr. James Harty is remodeling the
dwelling house on North Tryon street,
next to Roach's. The front is to be
changed, and the first floor rooms con
verted into two neat stores. A stair
way will be built at the right side of
the house. leaving four rooms for
lodgers above.
CHARLOTTE WHEELMEN AT RA
LEIGH. Charlotte syclists will take a prom
inent part in the bicycle races at the
State Fair at Raleigh this year. Char
lotte wheelmen have always led the
State, and they will show the Capital
City some fast going if they enter the
lists this month.
MONUMENT TO CRISP.
A beautiful and costly marble shaft
will soon mark the last resting place of
Hon. Charles F. Crisp in Oak Grove
cemetery. Americus, Ga. The shaft,
seventeen feet in height, will be placed
in position this week. It will be plain,
but very handsome.
Ed. Ellerby, colored, was bound
over to the criminal court this mornintr
in the sum of $25, for the larceny of a
ptsir ot pants, the property of the "Bee
Hive,"
HEW COURT HOUSE.
Judge Hoke Presides at its Dedication
Appropriate Addresses by Hem
bers of the Bar. -The Handsome
Building Formerly Turned Over to
the County.
The new courthouse was finally turn
ed over to the county and dedicated by
appropriate exercises Monday morning.
At 10:30 o'clock, in the rotunda of the
building, Capt. Jno. R. Erwin, chair
man of the building committee, on be
half cf his committee in a few appro
priate remarks turned over the keys of
the building to the county in the per
son of the county commissioners. They
were received by Mr. P. M. Brown, as
chairman of the board.
This formal transfer was witnessed
by the county officials, the members of
the bar. Judge Hoke and others. At
its conclusion the crowd adjourned to
the court room where the dedica
tion of the new building took place.
The court room was pretty well fill
ed with citizens cf the county, quite a
num'oer of ladies, gracing the occasion
by their presence.
When Judge Hoke took his seat upon
the bench, he faced the Charlotte bar,
noted far and wide for its ability, a.nd
a representative audience of Mecklen
burg men and women, such an audience
as any county may well feel proud of.
All eyes were fixed on Judge Hoke
when he ordered the sheriff to open
court. This was quickly done, and W.
C. Maxwell, Esq., chairman committee
of program arose and stated that thi?
was an event of more than passing in
terest and he therefore moved that the
program prepared for the occasion be
taken up and that other business be
postponed until its conclusion. The
Judge granted the motion and graceful
ly presented the speakers.
The first speaker was Maj. C. Dowd.
He sa-id that this building was a mon
ument to its builders. He congratulat
ed the Judge who was to preside in it.
the committee who had the oversight
of its building, the bar that was to
practice in it, and the architect who
planned it.
He said that the completeion of this
building maTked an era in the progress
of the county, and at the same time
showed what progress had been made.
The old courthouse was probably as
good for the time it was built as' the
new one is for this progressive county
today.
He then referred to progress of courts
and trials, and in the making and pre
serving of legal papers. He recalled the
old law of imprisonment for debt, and
the time when every man was expected
to staad every other man's security,
and how it was considered an insult to
refuse to do so. With the increase in
number and length of legal 'documents
mre space was required to keep them.
Other changes were referred to, but the
speaker congratulated the people that
one thing was not changed the right
of trial by jury though he was glad to
say that the jurymen were greatly ad
vanced in intelligence. The jury is the
bulwark of liberty. A jury of honest
men holds the scales of justice with
equal balance. While our jury system
is the same we have better jurors, bet
ter judges, and abler lawyers than in
the past. Maj. Dowd paid a high com
pliment to the Charlotte bar. stating
that in his opinion it was the ablest of
any here for 30 years. He also referred
to the progress the farmers have made.
They have better farms, better houses,
better stock, httter schools, better
preachers and magnificent roads.
In conclusion he said that the old
civilizations had their monuments, obe
lisks, pyramids, etc.. but that North
Carolinian's great heroes slept in un
marked graves. There is only one
monument in the State, the one to the
Confederate dead at Raligh. That
even Vance, a citizen of this county
and State, three times elected governor
of the State, thret times tltcted to the
United States Senate, the great war
governor of North Carolina whose gen
ius and executive ability astonished the
ountry. has no monument. None but
the blue hills beneath whose shadows
retv: his remains.
JUDGE BURWELL'S ADDRESS.
Judge Burwell was the next speaker.
His subject was Historical Reminis
cences. By way of introduction he
joined in the congratulations of the
hour. He paid a glowing tribute to the
men who have made the history of
Mecklenburg county. He said: "Right
doing and right thinking men have ad
ministered the laws for our people.
"Mecklenburg county," said the
speaker, "waa founded in 1762. The
bill creating Mecklenburg was framed
by Anthony Hutchins, November 12,
1762. but did not take effect until Feb
ruary 12, 1763, and in effect that Is the
county's natal day."
Judge Burwell gave a full and ac
curate history of the county and pub
lic events connected therewith from
the building of the old court hotise to
the building of the new.
COL. JONES' ADDRESS.
Col. Jones began by saying that it
was not improper that these ceremo
nies should take the form of funeral
obsequies over the old court house.
That while we are assembled to com
memorate a new era in the judicial life
of the county that It was impossible to
forget the old building. "For 50 years
it ha been associated with the life
of the good men who have embellished
the history of the county," said Col.
Jones. "Their history is a matter of
honest pride. Three generations have
passed through its halls. There are
men here with silver heads and wrink
led brows who remember the building
of the old court house. The old build
ing brings memories of men and deed
in connection with it. Of young men
proucl and happy as they secured their
marriage licenses within its walls, and
of others who with bowed head and
grief stricken hearts came to register
the last will and testiment of some
loved one. Like a ceaseless current
the population of Mecklenburg has
passed through that buildfhsr for BO
years. The men who have given char
acter and honesty to this county have
administered affairs there. Lofty jus
tice, and pure, has been meted out
there."
"In public affairs is recorded in the
musty records from that building are
the accounts of sheriffs who have col
lected millions of dollars In taxes, law
yers who have handled millions of dol
lars of funds, there have been tempta
tions to clerks, Registers of Deeds and
Treasurers, but not one single Instance
on record of an officer or lawyer faith
less to the trust confided In him."
Col. Jones then referred to the old
court house as the center of life of
the county, and mention the singular
absence from its docket of the baser
crimes when committed by natives of
tirs county. He said, however, that
the dockets would show one crime fre
quently committed, that in fact the
prevailing crime is fighting. That th-
dockets illustrated this by playing va
riations of assault and battery.
"OLD JOE WILSON."
Col. Jones came then to speak of a
few great men and lawyers who had
practiced at this bar. The first was
familiarly known as "old Joe Wilson,"
at one time solicitor from here to the
Blue Ridge, and a lawyer of great
ability.
William J. Alexander was the fore
most lawyer of his day at this bar.
He was born in Cabarrus county of a
race of lawyers. He never made a
speech over 30 minutes long. Both
these lawyers were ancestors of Judge
Hoke, and if his honor had these men
for ancestors he had less excuse if he
had not been a good lawyer than any
man he knew.
HARVEY WILSON.
Col. Jones stated that when he came
here Harvey Wilson, Judge Osborne
and Gov. Vance were the leading
memlers of the bar. No two men
ver dominated this bar so completely
as Wilson and Osborne Harvey Wil
son was noted for his inflexible will
and unlimited capacity for labor. With
these characteristics he . built up a
great practice. He was no orator but
his great characteristic was his spot
less integrity.
JUDGE OSBORNE.
Along with Wilson and side by side
with him was Judge Osborne. These
men were totally unlike. Few men
have been so lavishly gifted by nature
a Judge Osborne, with. nute-Jike
voice and the manners of a lady, rhet
oric and oratory were natural with
him. Juries listened to him because
they couldn't help, and were carried
away by his presence and oratory. On
one occasion upon the conclusion of an
eloquent speech in Salisbury a lady
present remarked that but one man in
America could equal such matchless
eloquence and that was Edward Ever
ett. GOV. VANCE.
It was Col. Jones' opinion that Vance
was a great man but not a great law
yer. He said no man can be a great
lawyer without arduous study of the
law. Vance never had time for this.
As a youth he went to Congress, from
there to the governors chair, and then
to the Senate. His great power lay
in his aptitude for public speaking. He
had never heard an orator who could
so impress himself upon the ppople.
In concluding Col. Jones referred
with feeling to Calvin Grier, Gen. Bar
ringer and Col. Brown. "All these
things" said he, "linger around the
memory of that old court house. Tell
these things to your children and teach
them to serve God, reverence and obey
the law."
JUDGE HOKE.
Judge Hoke concluded the exercises
by a brief and eloquent address, pay
ing nign tnoute 10 me people 01 wu
county, and expressing his gratifica
tion at being chosen to dedicate this
handsome building. He closed the ex- (
ercises by calling on Rev. Mr. Allison ;
of Sugar Creek, to lead in prayer, after
which court adjourned until the after
noon. FISH COMMISSION REFUSED
The Bill For Flshways on the Cata ba
Refused Payment by the Commis
sioners. The county commissioners under ad
vice of their attorneys Tuesday re
fused to pay Mecklenburg's portion for
the establishment cf fish-ways on the
Catawba river". It will be remembered
by News readers that the last legisla
ture created what is called a fish com
mission and the building of the fish
ways on the Catawba was a part
of their duties. The counties bordering
where the work was done were to pay
the expenses. These counties were Al
exander, Caldwell. Catawba, Lincoln.
Iredell, Gaston and Mecklenburg. Al
exander. Lincoln. Catawba, Iredell and
Caldwell paid their part of the expen
ses. Gaston tabled the bill until the
next meeting of the commissioners.
Mecklenburg is the only county that
absolutely refused to pay. The amount
that Mecklenburg was assessed was
$111.
This matter came up before the com
missioners Monday. At that time
they had not discussed the matter with
the county's attorneys so they' let the
bill rest until Tuesday. The commission
ers were informed that morning that
they had a right to refuse the payment
of the bill and this they did without
any hesitancy.
JNO. ROBINSON AND FRANKLIN BROS.
The Shows of These Amusement Pro
prietors Combined. To be Seen
Here Next Saturday.
The advance sheets of the John Rob
inson and Franklin Bros.' shows say
that "this huge institution is the only
one to present the wonderful 'horseless
carriage' and such well-known and
high-salaried performers as Miss Rose
Dockrill. the world's greatest equestri
enne: Mr. Frank Miller and Robert
Stickney, who stand at the head of the
bareback riders of the profession; the
five Conalius family, Europe's "foremost
acrobats; Seigrist and Silbon. who are
the acknowledged monarchs of the air.
a double troupe of Royal Japanese per
former?; Miss Dollie Miller, the great
est Is. ly acrobatic rider on either side
of the Atlantic: the three famous
French grotesques, the De Zallos; a
troupe of twenty humanly educated
horses and ponderous elephants, besides
ether novelties which can only be
counted by the score. It is also a well
known fact that these great shows pre
sent the finest zoological collection in
America, and a hippodrome of surpass
ing merit. The grand street parade,
which moves from the show grounds
each day promptly at 10 a. m.. is worth
coming miles to see, and is the combin
ed parades of both cf these monster
tented amusements."
The aggregation appears here next
Saturday, the 9th inst.
MARRIAGE BELLS RINGING.
Many rtarriages of Charlotte and
Mecklenburg People. --The Happy
Couples.
Rev. J. W. Hayes, of Houston, Texas,
is to be married to Miss Estelle Pcpe.
of Croft.
Mr. It. H. Ramsey, of this city, was
Tuesday married, in Mooresville, toMiss
Mollie Cornelius, daughter of Mr. Jos
eph Cornelius, of Mooresville. The
bridal party will return to the city
tonight. They expect to make their
home in Charlotte.
Mr. S. V. Russell, of this city will at
noon today be married to Miss Addle
Royal I, of Augusta, Ga. They will re
side in this city.
Mr. A. F. Long, and Miss Nellie Gil
lespie, of Long Creek township, were
married at the home of the bride. Rev.
Erwin, of Davidson, officiating.
EX-GOVERNOR EVANS TO WED.
The following appeared in last Sun
day's Augusta Chronicle:
"The engagement of ex-Governor
John Gary Evans to Miss Emily Plume
of Connecticut is announced. The
marriage will occur on December 14th
and will be a brilliant affair. Miss
Plume was one of the most popular
and admired visitors in the city last
winter. Cultured and charminff In
manner, she made many friends, who
will be delighted to welcome her to the
South. Mr. Evans will go ina private
car, carrying a number of friends
among whom many Augustans will be
counted, who will be with him on this
eventful occasion." .
THE MARGIN GROWS LESS.
Cotton futures in New York today
were considerably higher than for sev
eral days.
The local market was to some extent
affected by this. Our buyers paid 6.20
for gcod cotton.
Information from Concord Is that the
local buyers there were paying 6.25.
The difference between Charlotte and
Concrrd is daily growing less. In a few
days the News predicts that Charlotte
will be paying as high for cotton as any
Town in this section.
A KANSAS CITY VIEW OF ANGELS.
Angels in modern times probably
travel either by steam or electricity, or
even on bicycle:, and most cf them
have long since discarded wings as slow
and o!d-faphioed.
Without undertaking to assert that
angels never had wings, it seems enly
reasonable to believe that progressive
anjrels. at least, have laid them aside
for more modern devices, possibly send
ing their discarded motive power to the
poor rural angels, who have not yet
been able to afford the latest improve
ments. Kansas City Times.
HUNTING THE SAN JOSE SCALE
Prof. W. F. Massey. of the A. and
College, nas completed a tour of the
middle section of the State and reports
that the San Jcse scale is not to be
found in several counties. The com
mission of which Prof. Massey is a
member has done much to rid the
State of fruit pests. Press Visitor.
THE NEW PANTS CO.
The Southern Pants Company, of
Charlotte, was incorporated yesterday
by the Secretary of State for a term
of thirty years. The incorporators
are Ed. Rintels, John W. Miller, E. C.
Miller. W. R. Foreman, and the capi
tal stock is J30.000, with power to in
crease to $50,000. Raleigh News and
Observer.
TO MOVE TO WILMINGTON.
Mr. John Scarborough, of the Stand
ard Oil Company is to take up his res
idence in Wilmington. Hi3 territory
having been extended, Wilmington is
now the central point. Mr. Scarborough
dislikes very much the idea of leaving
Charlotte and Charlotte dislikes to
giv bim UJ, , .
"SHOVIHGTHEQUEER"
Counterfeiters Working the Towns
Around Charlotte. --Pass Qood Imi
tations of the $5 and $10 Treaury
Notes and $1 Silver Certificates. -They
May Try to Work Charlotte.
Charlotte business men bad better be
on the look-out as to the $5 and $10
bills they take In these days. -
It seems that there is an organized
gang of counterfeiters working in the
country towns around Charlotte. So J
far they have confined their work for
the most part to upper South Carolina '.
but day by day they appear to be get- '
ting nearer this city. j
For the past two or three weeks a
unmber of $5 and $10 treasury notes '
have been in circulation just acrosss the ,
line. Those who have seen them say :
that they are almost a perfect repro
duction of the old treasury note. The
color in very defective but even the
sismature of "J. Fount Tillman, regis
ter of the treasury." indicates the work j
of a skilled artist. This money first
made its appearance in Atlanta about
two months ago. An officer of the sec
ret service got on the trail of the coun
terfeiters and they left Atlanta for
parts unknown. The next time this j
money was detected was in tireenwooa,
S. C. The merchants at that place took
in a number of the spurious bills. The
handlers of it learned that the Green
wood people were on to their game and
they again mysteriously disappeared.
They next turned up at Greenville, S.
C. where they passed several hundred
dollars of the $5 and $10 notes and a
counterfeit $1 was also placed in circu
lation, it is supposed by these same peo
ple. The latter is a reproduction of the
last silver certificate issued. In many
respects it is a poor counterfeit but can
be easily passed on unsuspecting peo
ple. The genuine bill has a half clad
woman lying almost at full length
with her left hand upraised. At her
back a boy Is standing. The city of
Washington lie in the back ground
and the Washington monument is very
prominent.
The counterfeit blil Is in most re
spects like this but one grave blundei
the counterfeiters made was in leaving
the monument entirely out. In taking
in this denomination of paper money
it will be well for our business men tu
look for the mounment.
The defects of the $5 and $10 notes are
much less notieable. In fact no on
would suspect for one moment that
these bills were other than Uncle Sam's
issue. A close inspection will reveal
the fact that the little red and white
strings that are to be always found in
the genuine article are conspicuous by
their absence. The lettering also is a
give away if closely observed. The
News has so far heard of none of this
money in Charlotte but this warning
will stand the merchants well in hand
should these same counterfeiters eross
over into North Carolina.
SHERIFF'S OFFICE TOO PUBLIC.
A Desk in the Center of the Room is
Not Satisfactory.
The arrangements in the sheriffs of
fice at the new courthouse are not at all
satisfactory. Heretofore there has
been privacy , even in the old
building but now the sheriff finds that
he is out in the open.
Sheriff Smith tells the News that the
furniture for his office consists of a ta
ble that sits in the centre of the room.
This being the busy season of the year
with him he finds it absolutely neces
sary to devise some means whereby
he can make his office more private.
People coming in to pay their taxes
have to wait around the table until
their turn conies. Whereas, if a poi
tion of the office had been railed off
something on the order of a banking
house or even an up to date office it
would have been better for him and the
public also.
There is another thing to be consid
ered. People paying their taxes, the
money is laid on the table and it would
be an easy matter for some one so in
clined, to "slip" it while the sneriff
was waiting on some one else.
Tills is in the nature of a suggestion
and no doubt the committee will ar
range it so that the sheriff will not be
so inconvenienced.
"THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE.'
One of the Finest Cars on the Road.-
To be at the State Fair.
Today Capt. W. H. Ramseur retired
as uptown agent of the Seaboard Air
Line and was succeeded by Mr. P. J.
Pate, who has been assistant agent for
some months. Mr. Ramseur will take
charge of the North Carolina Rolling
Exposition, which is to be put on the
road this month.
The car is now having the finishing
touches put on it at the Jackson and
Sharpe works at Wilmington, Dela
ware. Messrs. Moore and Ramseur go to
Wilmington in a few days to look after
the details. The car is ceiled with na
tive North Carolina woods. The man
agers expect to have it completed in
time to have it on exhibition at the
Raleigh fair the latter part of this
month. The makers say it is about the
finest car ever turned out from their
works.
The name "City of Charlotte" is
painted in prominent letters on each
side of the car.
For several months the car will travel
this State to show the people the fine
display.
MARRIED THIS AFTERNOON.
Rev. fir. Hayes and niss Pope Mar
ried at Croft This Afternoon.
Rev. T. W. Hayes and party passed
through the city this morning: for
Croft, where he will be married this
afternoon at 4 o'clock to Miss Estelle
Pope, daughter of Mr. J. D. Pope.
The bride is a siserer of Messrs. Wm.
and D. K. Pope, of this city, and one
of Mecklenburg's most charming
young ladies. The groom is a native
of South Carolina, but at present is
pastor of the A. -v.. i. church at Cor
sicana, Texas.
After a two weeks' visit to friends
and relatives in South Carolina they
will go to Texas where they will reside
for the present.
The News with a host of other
friends congratulates Rev. Mr. Hayea
in his wise choice and wish for Mr.
and Mrs. Hayes a long life of prosper
ity and happiness.
CHARLOTTE'S NEW SECRET OR
DER. The secret order known as the'
"Elks" that the News spoke of yester
day afternoon is being rapidly organ
ized. Some of Charlotte's best busi
ness men are numbered among the ap
plicants for membership. The lodge
will probably start with about 40 mem
bers. - It will be instituted some time next
week if nothing prevents.
The (Jrandcst Remedy.
Mr. R. 1. Greeve, merchant, of Chil
howie. Vs., certifies 'hat he had cob -Bumptith,
was given up to die. sought all
medical treatment that money oould pro
cure. tried ail cough remedies he could
bear cf, but got no rel ef ; speot many
nights sitting up in a ohair; was induced
to try Dr King's New Discovery, and
was cured by use of two bottles, tor
past 1 hi ee years hs been attending to
business, ai.d says Dr King's New D's
covery is the grandest remedy ever
made as it has done so much for him
and aleo for others ia his community.
Dr. King's New Discovery is guaranteed
for Coughs, Colds and Consumption. It
don't fil. Trial tottles free at Burwell
and Dune's Drug Store. 2
TAKES ANOTHERTURN
City Treasurer Nash Refuses to Pay
Cotton Weigher Withers Salary,
and nr. Withers Refuses to Tur
the Platform Receipts Into the City
Treasury.
The cotton weigher "question took
another turn Friday morning. Cotton
Weigher Withers presented the month
ly pay roll, approved by J. H. Emery,
chairman of the natiorm Lonuim
tee, to Treasurer Nash, for payment.
Mayor Springs, acting upon the ad- j
vice of the city attorneys, bad in
structed Capt. Nash to withhold pay
ment of Mr. Withers salary, which
he did. offering to pay all the others.
Thereupon Mr. Withers stated to
Capt. Nash that the receipts on band
for weighing were more than sufficient
to pay the platform expenses. He de
clined to pay this money into the city
treasury, but after deducting the
amount of the monthly pay roll, in
cluding his own salary, Weigher
Withers deposited the balance in the
Merchants and .farmers uann 10
credit of the weigher for the eity-
What next? This case will probably
be heard before Judge Hoke here next
week, and while his decision is await
ed with interest It is generally under
stood that one side or the other will
appeal in either case.
COURTS OF "MAGISTRATE'S ROW."
The Old Controversy 'of Whipping
Post vs. Chain-gang to be Revived.
The interior of the old courthouse is
changed so that its old friends hardly
recognize it. It has been neatly white
washed and generally cleaned up. The
rooms now compose "Magistrate's
Row," and the Justices of the Peace
holdtheir courts where the county of
ficials have for so many years held
forth. The rooms are: No. 1, John R.
Ei-win. magistrate; 2, D. G. Maxwell.
Magistrate and TT. S. Commissioner; 3.
County Road and Convict Commission;
1. C. L. Hunter, Magistrate and M. G.
Galluchat, attorney; 5 T. R. Robert
son, attorney at law. 6. H. G. Severs.
Magistrate: 7. T. Holton Sprinkle, at
torney at law; 8, S. W. Davis, Magis
trate. The movement is on foot" to have Mr.
H. G. Springs appointed a justice of
the peace, he to have his office in the
court-room on the second floor so thai
cases may be carried from the "lower"
to the "higher" court.
As Squire Severs holds that the "way
to reach a nigger's conscience is
through his hide." the new combination
has decided to establish an old-fash
ioned whipping-post, and we shall have
the controversy of Whipping Post vs
Chain Gang.
OLDEST HORSE IN THE WORLD.
It is "Old Molly." Owned by Mrs.
Jhn W. Wads worth, of This City.
Probably the oldest horse in the
world is owned by Mm. J. W. Wads
worth of Charlotte.
"Old oMlly" has been in the Wrods-
worth family for the past 30 years
At the time she was bought by the
late Mr John W. Wadsworth she was
12 years old. This makes her 42 years
old.-
A News reporter was taken to see
the old horse this morning. She seems
to be in perfect health. Eats corn
like a four-year-old and there is not
a blemish on her body. The old ani
mal was given her freedom more than
two years ago and since that time,
not even a collar or saddle has been
placed on her. The "remaining days of
her life will be spent in aboslute free
dom from the hardships that naturally
fall to the lot of this class of animals.
Every member of the Wadsworth
family looks on "old Molly" almost as
one of their number. She is petted
like a child and seems o fully appre
ciate the many kindneses that are
vouchesafed to her
OPENING OF BICYCLE PARK,
Large Crowds Attend and Several
Good Events.
Bicycle racing by electric light is
something new and novel to our people
and accordingly they turned out
well to witness the formal opening of
the 4 C's new track Friday night.
The park presented a very attractive
appearance. The track was in splendid
condition, but owins to the races at
Salisbury our boys were in bad shape
and some of our best riders were com
pelled to forsake their wheels. The
following were the events:
First .rare. Okie-third mile open;
Ardrey first, Allison second, Harris
third. Time, 40 seconds.
Second race One-mile lap: Spanolla
first, Allison second, Haskell, third.
Time 2:24.
Third race Three mile handicap: Ar
drey first, Allison second, Harris third.
Time. 7:27, Southern record.
Fourth race One-mile tandem: Sal-
sibury (Harris) flrst, Charlotte second.
Fifth race. One-third-mile tandem
exhibition: Time, 38 seconds.
CONVICTS ESCAPE.
James Douglas. Will Johnston and
Jim Wallace, all trusties at the camp
on the Sugar Creek road, made good
their escape Monday. The time of
all three was nearly out and the guards
let them go and come as they pleased.
The roll was called ths morning and
these were missing. Search was at
once instituted, but their whereabouts
up to this afternoon is not known.
RETURNED FROM WATAUGA. '
Capt. W. E. Stitt and wife have re
turned home from Watauga county
where they have been spending the sum
mer months. Capt. Stitt tells a News
reporter that killing frosts have visited
that section. Friday morning when
he left it was very cold and even with
a heavy overcoat on he suffered.
OFF TO THE RACES.
Coi. George Campbell, of the Central
hotel, has g-one to Lexington, Ky., to
be present at the fall races that begin
the first of this week. Usually after
the races there is a big sale of horse
flesh. It is probable that Col. Camp
bell will bring back with him two fast
trotters.
RETURNED FROM SAVANNAH.
Mr. Sam Smith, returned this morn
ing from Savannah where he
went to attend a meeting of the
agents and traveling salesmen of
the Standard Oil Company. The meet
ing took place in the De Sota hotel and
was largely attended. Mr. Smith and
Mr. John Scarborough represented this
section.
MARRIED BY COL. MAXWELL.
" Col. D. G. Maxwell's new temple of
justice was the scene of a negro mar
riage today at noon. The contracting
parties were Andy Glover and Belle
Edwards, both of Mecklenburg county.
A portion of Col. Maxwell's original
ceremony was brought into service af
ter which the groom saluted his bride
and they walked out as happy a look
ing couple as could be found in many a
day.
The Secretary of State grants a char
ter to the "Railway and Street Car In
dicator Company," of Edenton, for 30
years, giving it power to make the In
dicators, and wll patent rights
Something to Koow.
It maybe worth something to know
that the very best medicine for restoring
the tired ou . nervous system to a liea thy
vigor is Flee trie Bitters. This medicine
is purely vegetab e. acts by giving tone
to the nerve centres in the stomach
gently stimulates the Liver nd Kidneys
and aids these organs in throwing off
impurities in the blood. Electric Bit
ters improves the appetite, aids diges
tion, and is pronounced by those who
have tried it as the very beat blood Duri
2f nTr to1- Try it. gold for
60e or iUa .per bottle at Burwell and
Dunn'i Dru j Btor. 3 u
A LIFE TRAGEDY,
Mr. Logie Was a Philanthropist In j
Bridgeport, and Was the Arbitrator
in the Oreat Street Car Strike
People There Did Not Know His
Whereabouts Until Mrs. Logie Died
A Bridgeport, Conn., special to the
New York World says:
"Col. A. R. Logie once a prominent
citisen of this place; who disappeared
with his wife in 1895, has at last been
heard from.
"Mrs. Logio is dead. Her handsome
husband is a raving maniac. The wife
died after a savage attack upon her
by Col. Logie. The tragedy in the
lives of this couple, who once gathered
at their beautiful home in Bridgeport
the wealth and aristocracy of the
place, came in Charlotte, N. C, Mrs
Loprie dying on September 12th last,
and her husband going to an asylum
a few days before that date
"Mr. and Mrs. Logie came here from
Omaha in 1888. Col. Logie became a
partner in the firm of w.
ru vma si tha la ro-Aflt H V
. Hail &
cfras here, and of which he eventually; figures lies in the statemer
n..r th sr.ie ownershin. He was Llram load w - h is this ye
tall and bore himself like a soldier.
He had a hearty, genial manner and
made -friends readily and among all
classes. He was the idol of the work
ingman and the poor, in whom he al
ways showed a special concern.
"He was active in everything that
would help the city and its people. In
one winter he gave away hundreds of
tons of coal to the poor. He was se
lected as the arbitrator of the great
street-car strike, and settled it to the
complete satisfaction of employer and
employe. He drove the first car over
the route after the strike had been de
clared off amid the plaudits of the
multitude. He was the leading spirit
of the Columbian celebration, and
kept things moving in the town. He
was a deacon in St. John's church, and
was at the head of the Knights of
Pythias.
"Fire burned Col. Logie's store one
nicht. and soon after there was a
mBni, uu " "
nnanciai crasn. i um -"' """Vs io- mi th .
Col. .Logie and his wife were gone.
They left quietly, and the city woke up
one morning to a sensation. It was
found that Col. Logie owned hundreds
of thousands of dollars and was insol
vent. The revelation was a hard
blow and was more than a nine days'
wonder. Nothing was heard of the
absent man and his wife.
"He"t)urst into the house one day in
a fit of drunken rage and at once
sought his wife's room. A servant
who saw him said his face was fright
fully contorted and that she saw that
he had gone mad. Mrs. Logie would
not open her door until her husband
had threatened to break it in. and then
she allowed his to enter.
"Soon afterwards the servants heard
screams and a struggle in the room!
They ran out and got assistance Mr.
Logie was found strangling his wife.
The woman lay unconscious on the
floor. Her husband's fiingers were
about her throat and she was black
in the face.
"Col. Logie fought like a tiger when
an effort was made to rescue his wife.
He was finally subdued, put in a
strait-jacket and locked up. Mrs.
Logie pever recovered from the shock.
The doctors, however, found that
death was due to a constitutional trou
ble. But every one else In Charlotte
said that Mrs. Logie died of a broken
heart; that her home had long been
a place of torment to h;r and that she
suffered alone and without complaint.
"The experts decided that Col. Logie
was incurably Insane. He raved con
stantly and would tear his clothing
into tatters. He was then formally
adjudged insane and was taken to the
State asylum at Morganton, where he
now is. He cannot live long."
COTTON GOES STILL HIGHER.
Good Buyln? Orders in Liverpool.
MM Stock Low. --Firm Undertone.
Py Private Wire to J. T. Anthony.
NEW TORK, Oct. 6. The cotton
market continues to maintain the firm
undertone which recently developed
and prices have this niornins made
still further progress towards a high
er lead. There is a growing feeling
in favor of cotton and more disposi
tion to buy on the part of the outside
public as well as the local speculative
element.
Opening quotations this morning in
fluenced bv favorable advices from
Liverpool, were from 1 .to 4 points
over last evening. The market grad
ually advanced from 5 to 7 points over
opening on good buying but as slight
reaction has subsequently taken place.
Net gain at this writing being from 3
to 4 points.
Commission houses have been liber
al buyers upon orders from the South
and Liverpool fnd New Orleans have
also bought. The statements which
we have previously made in the past
to the effect that the crop had been
over estimated seem likely to be justi
fied as there is a growing belief on
the cart of the trade that the produc
tion is not likely to reach the figures
expected earlier in season and there
is consequently a disposition to reduce
the crop estimate. ,
It is reported that the German re
porters are talking very bullishly, ow
insr to the fact that buyers in Europe
are nervous and require prompt deliv
ery of cotton purchased In consequence
of the low stock abroad. As a result
of the fact that stock and grain mar
Vets now offer less inducement to spec
ulators than recently, cotton, owing to
its cheapness ought to become a spec
ulative favorite one the public be
comes convinced that prices have been
unluly depressed owing to the belief
which has heretofore prevailed that
the crop was likely to be considerably
larger than current indications seem to
justify, price Mccormick & co.
By Private Wire to Harrison Watts.
NEW YORK, Oct. 6. There is be
ginning to be quite a bearish senti
ment on Sugar. Those who hold this
view argue that the prices have had
a large advance and that conditions
Til
A GLANCE!
At our Men's Suits at
$8.50 will be a revela
. tion to economical Clo
w
thing buyers. A saving
of at least $1.50 to every
purchaser.
m
LESLIE &
p oiotniers, Furnishers, Hatters.
mi m m
with regard to competition . '
tag less favorable. They v ftecm. '
that people who have bulled t?Ulnte
successfully have sold and 'A stoe
to sell at a much' lower pri'U v nt
they take hold again.
NEW YORK, Oct. 6. The r
and Nashville annual repor
issued today, but Its main f
interest have, already been
in the income account issued
after the close of the fiscal
is expected, however, that t;
will make a good showing.
The feature In St Paul was
chase of 5,000 shares by Post
practically within a range
eighth per cent. The fact
amount of stock could be h.
price was rather discount
traders to take the selling
buying was credited to a
sometimes identified with ;
in the Vanderbilts stock.
It comes to us from good
that large interests in St.
Willing- to keep the bulk ot t
on belief that the 5 per cen
will justify a price aroum
year. 1
NEW YORK. Oct. 6 The .
port of N. P. .8 a more
document than might have
Jisviiip -be
' of
rhortir
Pur.
on.
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at or
s 11
- The
ratr
tnenut
lOrily
-I are
Jtock
Wen. 1
CO.
Ual Tr.
vor&bU
en .
f th
i-ected. The real lmportan
of the
larger
oach4
than anything -ver before a
in the history - " the compan;
IT PREViNT8 ACCIDEf J.
A New Device Which Remln
The Sout1:err. Railway r.i jn
short while make a thorout'- test it
a new device intended to rer- ; 3
neers of meeting orders. So
cidents occur through eng;!r
getting their orders to mc
trains that anything which
mind tlier of the orders wil
prevent - Ilisions.
The r ch: nlsm of this df
tached t.i tie forward true'
locomotive. A dial shows
the dist -c traveled. Aho
ny ar-
B tor
other -111 re-
Is ti-
Of.the
irateiv
e di
When kit
are flftf t . triggers or doga.
engineer gets an order he se
Hieer to a point one mile sh
traveled the trigger falls and
tie begins to blow. This i
for a quarter of a mile and t
engineer does not act the t
tomatlcally sets the air b
stops the train. The train
the opposite direction has a .
vice and if tbe engineer do.
on the brakes the mechanlsr
' j . .
NEW YORK COT I
NbwYobk 0c
COTTON MLDDLIN
181
High Low Jlfiftr
January ' 6 55 fl 4 5 53 n
February 8 58 6 51 5 57 Ml
March 6 6) 6 65 rt 61 1
April O 00 0 lid i 65 C.
May 6 72 fl ' 7o 1
June 0 00 0 i 74 5
July 0 00 0 0C 00 1.
August 0 CO 0 10 Xi tn
Septembaf 0 0 ) 0 00 0 to
Oc-ober 6 4? 6 SS 45 4 i
November 6 47 tt 5 4 44
December 6 61 6 40 1!) 5).
Sales toda 11,4
New Yoki ct
STOCKS
Suar
American Tobacco 8'
General Electric 31
Si. Paul 96J
M. s- n
Burlington A Quincr H
Southern Railway prefwre.. 3-iJ
Tennessee Coal & Iron 8"
R ck Island
Manhattan 1" J
Western Union " 8
NYC VH
De'aware & Hudson Hni
Loui-vi:le & Nashville 6'.'.!
LIVERPOOL. COTTON M 'BT
Livkrpool Oct ' a
Middlings S 7-8 Hale UC
Futures closed Arm.
Jauuaiy andFebtua-y b
February and March 35 4
March and April 36
April an: May i 87
May and Juae i "8
Tune anc. July .80
J ly and August 00 10
August and Sc'ember 1 01 (i)
weptember a" i o'ober 00 -
October ndli ember ; 39 h
November and .December 35
December and in nary i 35 b
CHICAGO GRAIN AND P )UCS
CniCAt; )ct.
vVHE.T-DftC n Oct M
CORN Dec 3 Oc
OATS- Dec 8 Oct 1ft
PORK- Tn K9. Oct 7
LARD .Ur. 4.5) Oct 431
RIBS Jau 4.63 Oct 4
CHAH OTTE COTTON M
Strict g. : " .iddling
Good in g
Strict m. viiirg.
Midillin
Low ni ""in ;
City n . ipu up to ,1 o'clock
CHARLOTTE PRODUCE !V
C, rrccted Sept. 29, If
Cabbage, new, per erate, fl.S
Peach, peeled, bright,
Extr Flour, sack,
family Flour, a ck, $i.2
Corn. pr boBhel.
Meal, 1 jltf d, 10 lb per bushel
Oats, ?,2 lbs per bashel.
Potarots Irish, per bu-hel,
P tatoes Sweet, per busbel,
Oniony Sele st, pr bushel,
'.'ountry Hams, per pound,
'"ountry. Sides, per pound,
Country Shoulder, per pound
f ard. Nonh droHim,
Chickens,
Butt-r. per oouad.
RET.
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