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RALEIGH, -N. C, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1894.
Dr. Derrick's Eloquent
, , . Mr Lincoln:
At tho Brooklyn (N. Y.) Literary
Union, Everett Hall, a crowded house
greeted with enthusiastic applause the
Her. William B. Derrick, D. D., Mis
sionary Secretary of the African Meth
odist Episcopal Church, and one of ths
foremost Afro-American orators of th
country, when he aroso to deliver hit
address on Abraham Lincoln." Hit
speech was preceded by a musical pro
gram. Among other things Mr. Der.
rick Paid :
, 'Abraham Lincoln was a 'typical
American. Ho was simple in his hab
its, whh no pride or pretensions, acces
sible to all and with a kind work for all
He was Void as well as manly, though
mild in all his utterances. It was mj
privilege to gaze upon ..him during his
viit to Foitross Monroe, when the wai
of the Rebellion was at its height. In
personal appearance he stood - over sij
feet high, and was of a thin and wiry
build. His countenance was singularly
pleasing. It bore the stamp of a kind
gentle disposition. In his moral qual.
ties lie was unsurpassed by any public
character of his day and generation.
His private worth shonoout as brightly
as his public virtue. When the party
of equal rights had developed strength,
and the fulness of time had come for s
bold declaration of its principles, tht
founders of this party, in convention as
Fcrublcd, discussed tho different name
1 hat were brought before them from
whom to select a standard-bearer. Thej
piissed by Sewird, Chase, Wade, Sum
ner. Wilson, Lovejoy, Garrison anJ
Greeley and selected Lincoln, in whom
was discovered the fitness and ability te
lead the party to victory. He was
chosen to go forthand proclaim the doc
trine, 'Freedom to tho slave and perpe
tuity to the American, Republic.' Re
card'ess of tho frowns and erroneous
constructions put upon his motives bj
the enemies of free speech and free la
bor, he did his whole duty without fear,
without favor and without affectation.
'As an orator and a statesman Mr.
Lincoln's speeches were devoid of clap,
trap. They wcro broad and dignified.
He always treated his opponents- Nfilh
ca'ni Tespect and courtesy, fronrr whicl.
neither the sarcasm with which he wai
attacked nor the growing warmth of th
contest ever induced him to swerve.
......... ..-- - -
ot cfceak wisely
J A. Doug
:o as tc
rfcAutuU. IrTtpiies in his ad
es lb his opponents, Mr. Lincoln's
mas' erly as well ns logical arguments
were without the smallest infusion oi
political rancor or personal vanity, for
ifcttinj self, sincere to the cause which
h represented, never skimming the sur
face, but always grappling fairly with
the whole question at issue, overflow
ing with eieatness of thought and exalt
eJncsi of ideas.
'Chosen to .become President in a
period of the Nation's history when ths
dark clouds of disloyalty and tbe iron
hand f treason threatened the destruc
tii n of the government, he felt that he
was chosen as the exponent of a great
principle, a principle upon. which the
future of the Nation depended, believ
ing that the hour had come that the
American people could not exist, any
longer half slaves and half free. Through
j ears of good report and evil report
when not a star appeared in the firma
ment, not an ark upon tho troubled
waters, the ship of State, with her flag
ut half mast, lashed and washed as it
was In a sea of blood, defeat following
after defeut,' vengeance" with glaring
eye and baro arm leading. Ihe van of
conquest, Lincoln, liko tho pilot, who
in obscurity of the night, tossed by the
tempest, raises his eye towards heaven.
coking thero for his polar star to direct
jLm in his course, so Lincoln, this great
apd good man, the greatest product of
tie Western world, looked toward his
pilar star for divine guidance, while the
Nation was passing through a sea of
carnage and blood, and that polar star
was duty, was right, was Christ. Hav
ing djrived help from above he went
forward with steady hand and unfalter
ing step in defense of thoso principles
which were essential for the main
tenance and prosperity of the govern
ment. From his pen went forth in the
fullness of time, the greatest document
ever issued by . mortal man, declaring
the freedom of 4,000,000 of human
btincs. nd for that act alone the
nnrijr President will occupy a place in
the hnaiis and affections of these people
and their children until generation? yet
unborn. Yes, in the hearts of the whole
American people. Still more in the
hearts and afFcctlons of the friends of
humanity the world over.
4 The benefits that have accrued from
emancipation cannot be told by mortal
tongue. The Negro was not tho only
beneficiary. The- " wholo American
people was emancipated from tho
shackles intolerance and shame- " The
whole world has felt the touch, and tbe
oppresscu ui all nations' exclaim thai
justice and liberty and truth met in the
immortal proclamation of emnnc-ipticn.
The benefit of this act is seen in the
fact that the poor white man can find
to-day a field in tho Southland, wbi b
' : i a - t. j . . i
-jwivi iu lie uareu not cnier, mm jivui
eTi he was hitherto debai red.
iThe American press and pulpit have
h unmuzzled. It p oclalms- freedom
io American Juliciary .Scaused
mnuence of the Amencar
?onat liberty tnrougnout tno wunu.
Alas, like M'Jm from Nebo's lonely
mountains, he beheld the goodly ,land
but was not allowed to enter. After
four years of strife and anguish, just as .
tho dawn of the new era was about to
sppear and forests which once echoed
to the roar of cannon -were about to
3cho with tho chirping of the bep.uliful
birds, when tbe fields once covered with
bayonets were just bursting into life
with blades of wheat and corn, from
'.he hands of the assassin went forth
'he deadly bullet, sending the spirit of
he sainted Lincoln to the land where
,ho skies are cloudless and heavens are
jalhed in sunshine, and tho inhabitants
ire happy and peaceful. A great sin
equirtd a great atonement, and Lincoln
ecamo the sacrifice or. the American
leoplo for the sin of centuries, when
he bullet from the hand of lioolh
:rashed into the brain of the great eman
iipator. He is dead, and yet he i? ot
lead. His monument is one which
ime's finger cannot crumble. It is a
baft whts-3 base rests in the affections
it liberty loving people, and upon it
etters of burning gold and stands in the
yo flash of heaven and earth, am i
rll stand there forever. Age.
fotes Here and There Respecting the
Doings of the Race.
Our ministers as a rule pay too little
.ttention to the general progress of the
ace, the progressive minister delights
n seeing his people striving upward.
Coxcy's army is coming, but the ser
ous question to this town is, when and
iow will they get away? We have al
eady our full quota of the unemployed
wd can stand no more of them. Col
The Afro-American that thinks his
nterest will be cared for without rnak
ng t stride in that direction first, will
u badly mistaken and get left every
imo. We must further our own end
f we expect help from others not mem
crs of the race. Omaha Enterprise.
C. II . J. Taylor, , the colored orator
f Kansas City, had much better success
fathering in subscriptions for hi3 news
paper among his Democratic friends in
redalie than he has had in being con
irmed to the positions to which Presi
dent Cleveland has appointed him
recorder of deeds,
f the Sena!
i mts crcuniv j! can
ee no cau3ervliiiljTud-'ii the
.democrats intend tc recognize a colored
Democrat they would hardlv refute to
jontirm Mr. Taylor. Counsellor and
herald. v. .
i Talk about Southern justice I The
eV.W. P. Ilatcliffe, the Populist legis
ator of Mississippi, who shot Senator
lackson to death, has been declared not
;uilty by a jury of his peers at Koscius
to. When such rascals in high places
jo free, what are the poor and friend
ess to expect in the South? Tho Age.
A paper published by colored men in
Washington, D. C, highly eulogizes
3x-Senator, now Justice White of
-.ouiaianu. Among other things it says
frntice White has always been a friend
md an advocate of the Negro. Pray
ell us when aid where? We have known
he Judge a number of years and have
il ways found him in opposition to the
sVgro on all questions. New Jersey
We are harrasscd, and constantly hu
miliated by a class of "smart aleck"
olored people who are fond of deriding
he capacity of the Negro. They take a
nrfaco measurement only, and imagine
hey have discovered the race's entire
tepth. Leave this mistaken impression
o bo encouraged by our enemies. They
vill employ themselves industriously
;nough to see that it is done. Langston
Jity Herald. . -
The disposition to encourage and los
er business enterprises among our peo
ale as one of the means of solving tho
ace question, is growing in favor, and
ts ihlluence for good is being felt to
oroe extent in almost every community.
Sduration and wealth are potent factors
n this great contest and may be classed
is the essentials, but they do the great
st gwd when they are used as the
nar to an en'i. America! Capilit.
The Lord tjas promised tbaf out of
ivery true believer there shall flow
Ivers of living water, and . yet how
nuny have , an experience - that re
ninds one of a very poor pump. .
Adam was put out Eden for com
riitting one siD, and yet there are
tars and thieves who expect to be
nado welcome in Heaven because
helrwh-es belong to the church.
Ferried Jeff Davis Across ihe Yadkin:
Concord, N. C, Standard. .
Oar Gladstone, Stanly county.corre
spondent writes: While in Norwood
township I ment H. M. Miller who put
President Jefferson Davis .and family
across the Yadkin river at Brown's
ferry near Salisbury, on the 16th day
of April, 1865. Mr. Davis gave him
one dollar silver for his services I bad
the dollar in my hands;-it was made
in 1860. '. : , -
Mr. Miller says Davis was on horse
back and his wife and two daughters
were - in ambulance drawn by two
mules. ' They did their own driving
and they were accompanied by 500
'.New York lawyers are great hands"
flj gaining postponements, " said a
toart officer, "and when the -equity
calcDd?ic of the United States Circuit
ZJotirt a8 called the other day twenty
"""Vti J.f the twenty-eight cases called.
PITHY NEWS ITEMS
Bice is being planted around Con
card, N. C, this spring.
Mayor Sloan, of Columbia, S. C,
has closed all the barrooms of the city.
A savings department will be added
to the Central National Bank, Colum
bia, S. C.
The new hosiery mill in the Wal
densan colony, near Morgantoir, N. C,
is about ready for operation.
The Pacolet, S. C, cotton mills are
adding large quantities of machinery.
A 40 bavrel roller process flour mill
is to be built at Candler, Haywood
county, N. C.
The Newbern, N. C, Naval Reserves
will tire the salutes on May 22, at the
unveiling of . the Confederate monu
ment at Raleigh.
Col. W. C. P. Breckenridge is again
in Washington, D. C, and says he will
will be re-elected to Congress beyond
the shadow of a doubt.
There is 6trong talk of building a
20,000 spindle cotton mill in Atlanta,
Ga., to be called the Gate City Cotton
Mill, but yet that's all that's to it.
Caroline Youngblood has been con
firmed as postmaster at Chester, S. C. ;
C. J. Sanders, Camden, S. C. ; J. S.
McKenzie, Florence, S. C.
In Morven township, Anson county,
N. C, a negro man was struck and
killed by lightning.
The United States fish commission
has just put 400,000 young shad in
Neuse river, N. C.
The planters at Charlotte are
rushing their old cotton to market to
escape returning it for taxation June 1.
Hardly'a bale will be left unsold.
The Dixon Mfg. Co., of Snow
Camp, N. C. manufacturers of woollen
goods, is busily engaged in putting in
an equipment of new machinery.
Col. Thos. McMahon, formerly of
the Greensboro Spoke and Handle
Works, latterly of Richmond, Ya.,
died in New York Wednesday.
The employees of Henrietta Mills,
N. C, are religious folks. They have
two Sunday schools with over 400 en
rolled and several churches.
The Melrose Mills, to be erected
at Raleigh, N. C, is to be a hosiery
yarn mill. At least that is the present
inclination of the stockholders.
JThe- Pearl jCottc
ery-r-STTIiong, 6ys a
from there. - r - ' !
W. H. Browning, of Chicago, and
W. n. Hughes, ; of Randolph, Ark.,
have bought a township in Crawford
county, Art The property will be
devoted to fruit-raising by Northern
; At Magnolia cemetery, S. C, where
700 soldiers are buried, the service
consisted of a prayer, an ode written
for the occasion and an address by
Colonel A. Coward, superintendent of
the South Carohna Military academy.
The graves were profusely decorated.
. The Green Hill Cotton Mill and
the Mt. Airy Woolen Mill, both at Mt.
Airy, N. C, were sold at pnfjlic auc
tion last Tuesday. The cotton mill was
bid in by H,W. Lilley, of Fayelteville,
N. C, for $10,000, and the woolen mill
by J. H. Sparger for $5,900.
The board of governors of the Balti
more Stock Exchange have listed $500,
000 Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad first
mortgage 5 per cent. 40-yeap bonds.
This makes the total now listed $2,'
500,000, that being the amount of the
Washington, D. C, parties have pur
chased 222 acres of land in Alexandria
county, near Arlington, Va., for $75,
000. The property will be divided in
to villa lots and extensive improve
ments made. The Arlington Electric
Railway is to be extended to the prop
erty. ' -.. ' .
TW Newton Cotton Mills lately
purchased by Heath Bros., of Char
lotte, N. C, is now being overhauled
and remodeled by H. F. Smith
the former Superintendent. There will
also be some new machinery added,
and the mill will start np about June
10th. Mr. Smith will be Superinten
Preparations are being'made to com
mence work on the Tuscapan Mill Co. 'a
new cotton factory to be located at
Tuscapan, near Wellford, S. C. It is
expected that this .mill will bo equip
ped with 10,000 spindles at first, with
looms to suit. -.
Tho Mooresville (N. C.) Cotton
Mill Co., which lately decided to make
some improvements to its plant, has
let contract to S. A. Lonrance and J.
W. Hudson for the erection of a 100
foot addition to the present mill buildf
ing Work will be commenced at once,
and upon completion tbe new building
win do equipped with looms.
The Green Hill Woolen Mill, near
Mt. Airy, N. C, which was purchased
last week by Jas. n. Sparger, of Mt.
Airy, has been sold again to M. J.
Hawkins, of Ridgeway.N. It is
probably Mr. Hawkins's intention to
add more machinery to the plant and
put it in operation again in 'the near
future. . . " ".T '"
; A dry kiln will ba erected by a lum
ber company at nickoryN.-C, of 20,
000 feet capacity and a mill house 50 x
A bi kiln is to be built by a
lumber comp'anv at Charleston. S. C.
A telephone system, is being built at
A life saving station Is to be built on
Sullivan's Island, ner Charleston, S. C.
Receiver Cleveland, of the Port
Royal & Western Carolina Railway,
has been authorized by Judge Simon
ton, at Charleston,' S. C, to build a
$20,000 rteel bridge across the South
Tiger river. - -
M. London, the oldest lawyer in
Wilmington, N. C, and one of the
oldest and most distinguished in the
State, died Thursday night aged 81
A Statesville, N. C, duck lays black
A. H. Cloninger . and outfit was
pulled in by tht revenue officers at
Stanley Creek, N. C, for illicit distil
Animated Debates at the Southern Meeting
Memphis, Tenn. The General Con
ference of the Methodist Church, South,
continues in session here.
The committee on educational re
ported a voluminous report, which
sue;preeted the insertion of a clause inl
the Discipline which authorized the
organization of a board of education.
The report of the committee on tem
perance was read. It suggested the
use of unfermented wine when practi
cable in the administration of the com
munion. Dr. Yates, of North Carolina, moved
that the report of the special commis
sion appointed by the General Confer
ence, which met at St. Louis in 1890,
to revise chapters 8 and 9 of the Dis
cipline be referred to a special com
mittee of seven with instructions ' to
revise and report. Adopted.
Long debates were held on non
con nectional papers.
Dr. E. D. Edwards, of Virginia, of
fered an amendment to that clause of
the minority report tinder discussion,
which added: "Discourage any paper
which the Conference may deem detri
mental to the connectional organ."
Another flood-tide of argument was
let loose upon the amendment. Dr.
Hobs thought non-connectional papers
were trespassers npon the territory of
the connectional papers and that it was
not fair or just competition. Dr.
Richardson thought it was preposter
ous to attempt to muzzle the press.
He wanted to have free and just com
petition. Dr. Palrnore strongly op
posed the encouraging of non-connectional
papers. Dr. Sullivan, of Mis
sissippi, favored tho fostering of Con-
poTTof the detegarnr. yixiu-
- n a. i x. -w r i a. i . -mw
ern luetoouiet onierence. vj iie mem
phis Commercial on the proposed plan
to re-unite the Northern and qbuthern
Methodist Churches, shows liat two-
thirds of the members of thq Confer
ence are opposed to the nnio
Distribution of So or SoJa'Beans.
The N. C. Agricultural Experiment
Station at Raleigh, desiring to extend
the cultivation of Soy Beans, proposes
to distribute a quantity ef eeyd to
careful planters desiring to test their
merits. The only condition is that
each applicant semi lOcentsin t06tage
stamps to pay cost of transpiration
by mail. Enough seed will be sent to
each applicant to plant 110 acre. The
fir6t 400 application wi!l be filled in
tbe order received. .
The Station regards this as a very
valuable forage plant. It is of upright
growth 2 to 3 ft. high and isalegamine
capable of adding nitrogen from the air
to the soil in which , it grows. It is
planted in hill's or drills, 2J to 3 ft.
apart according to richness of soil, and
15 to 24 inches apart in the row. It
can be planted any time from March
to Jul', either alone or in the corn
row between the corn, and 2 to 4 beans
are usually planted in each hill. Soil
suitable to it and the general prepara
tion is the same as for corn. When
planted for corn both crops can be
ensilaged together, and the corn en
silage will be much improved by the
combination, or the plants when
planted alone can be cut for forage
before they get too woody. The seed
are found in small pods f qnd can be
saved by cutting tbe whole plant when
leaves and pods have turned a golden
hue.. They can easilybe beaten out
when dry. If cuttiag is delayed be
yond this time the pods will open and
some will be lost on tho ground. It
will not pay to pick the beans. It is
also a good table bean,- but requires
long time to cook. The Station nrges a
careful trial of this crop.
Barkeepers Stirred Up.
Winston, N. C. Winston barkeep
ers are raising a howl over the rigid
ordinance passed by the aldermen. It
says every person licensed to sell malt
or spirituous liquors shall post in con
spicuous places: "No minors allowed
in here." Any saloon keeper or clerk
allowing minors to enter shall be fined
$25 for each, offense. - No license shall
be granted any place in town where
business does not fro'at on a public
street. '' All back doors and entrances
to barrooms must b closed. Bare
must be closed at 10 p. m., and not
opened before 5 a. m. j A fine of $50
is imposed for all violations. Those
who allow drunken or; disorderly peo
ple in saloons must py $25 for each
offence. All screens, blinds and painted
glass must be removes, violators being
fined $50 for each offejnee. Upon con
viction before the myor, minors who
visit barrooms will 1 e fined $10. A
similar fine shall be imposed npon all
under 21 years who r iake false repre
sentation regarding t ieir ages.
Runs Away fjym
Columbia. S. &
V. T. Jenninsrs.
rnlnrorl sVi-1 .,li.J
- - - w
r ijnder sentence
of death for mtrfler
escaped from inil
in the nigh, disKiiied m a woman.
TAR HEELS AROUSED.
industrial Progress of the Old North Stats.
tCharles Hallnch in the Philadelphia Time and
Chariest n Mew an-l Courier.
Ten years ago the " people . of one
section of North Carolina hardly knew
what another section of the State pro
duced. People outside didn't know,
for North Carolina is a great domain,
half the length of Texas, with a large
part mountainous and but little
traversed by railroads until recently.
The inhabitants from way back were
always quiet, contented and unob
trusive, and carelesswithal about bus
iness pursuits, and the early school
geographies summed it up as one
half wilderness, given to naval 6tores,
and the other half water and sand
beach teeming with fish. So that for
many generations travellers passing
cast and west merely skirted the heads
of the sounds on the south or flanked
the postern of the Commonwealth away
up north in the Ohio River basin.
Whenever the Tar Heel State was men
tioned the thought.was of bears or a
segregated game preserve like the Yel
lowstone National Park.
But that was "lang syne," as a
Scotchman would say, and many of
the early settlers of North Carolina
were Scotch- Latterly the State has
gotten a move on herself, whereby
railroads now at last penetrate all but
seven of its ninety-six counties. Wher
ever there is a bed of ore, or a stone
quarry, or deposits of coal, tramways
are sure to be found. Manufactories
have sprung up all over. No lees than
one hundred and sixty-six cotton mills
and one million spindles arein a steady
whirl, and five hundred and fifty mis
cellaneous factories supplement the
clatter and hum. Only until her
State exhibit was set up at New
Orleans, ten years ago, and followed
by fairs at Atlanta, Boston. Chicago
and elsewhere, did the industrial
world suspect that North Carolina was
capable of anything but tar and fish.
Progress has gone . on so quietly and
unostentatiously since then that tbe
whole country is amazed at tho develop
ment. So insidiously did the spirit
of industry invert the tleepy old tur
pentine orchards and mountain rifts
that tbe ancient community got awake
and astir before its advanced neigh
bors realized that there was any ex
citement afoot. And now, in tbe lat
ter day, there is no place between the
two oceans equal to the "Old North
Carolina" for investment. Gould,
Corbin and Yanderbiit found it out
soon and have promptly led the van of
an immigration -from Northern-"jtrmi
the North and Weal to oc jfwhe
opportunities best offer,not only
the mountain and Piedmont "regions,
but along the neglected and sleepy
seaboard. They are bringing in new
indnstrics and revolutionizing old
ones. Under a new system of agricul
ture they have lifted the farmers'
burden of debt by caustng an acre of
land to produce the amount of three.
Three crops a year are now raised
instead of one as hitherto, and the
profit of each is enlarged. In the
Newbern district alone tho value of
the trucking interests has reached
three and three-quarter millions a year
and is one-ninth of the total for the
whole United States. Gold is being
mined at a profit in thirty-one coun
ties. Seven-eights of all -the mica
used in the United States aro claimed
to be produced within its limits. Its
fisheries lead all others. Its whale
fisheries engage tho labors of a dozen
vessels from New Bedford and Pro
vincetown during ,tL summer. Its
oysters receive the attention of eight
packing establishments. Its 'lumber
output is one hundred millions of feet
per annum. It has moro popular
seaside and mountain resorts than any
other individual State, and a greater
variety of gems and precious stones.
Topographically North Carolina is
like Old Mexico, with its three grand
climatic divisions, only that tho peaks
of the mountain region are rounded
and not so high by half, tho loftiest
being less than 7,000 feet. And we
find in both countries the same com
prehensive plant life and exuberant
flora. ISotanlsts aver that there are
1,900 species of flowering plants alone
in North Carolina, and of course the
soils are various and capable of in
definite production in . any direction
that horticulturists may elect. Tbe
flat seaboard region, which tallies
with the terra caliente of Mexico,
excepting, in fervor of midsummer
heats, is tbe chosen ground for the
fruit gTower and truck Taiser, and it is
shortly to become the teat of extensive
dairy and cattle interests. Experiments
already made at Newbern, Elizabeth
City and other points prove what the
botanists have all along declared that
pasture and meadow grasses grow as
luxuriantly as other plant growths,
and that all that farmers need to make
J their own good beef, hay, cheese, but
ter and milk is to adopt those courses
which common practice elsewhere de
clares are proper and right. Experi
ments in hay culture and beef and
milk prodnction are - already well ad
vanced, and the State agricultural ex
periment farm "has listed twenty-six
kinds of grass and clover, hich it
advises to use for hay or pasturage.
The upshot of all this is to demon
strate what the seaboard is capable of,
what the requirements are and where
the gates of special opportunity are
widest aiar. Cultivated lands with
improvements and buildinprs can be
bought anywhere along the line of the
Norfolk and Southern Railroad, which
traverses the eleven tide water conn-
ties, at 215 to $25 an acre- Labor is
cheap at 65 cents per day, or $8 to
si 2 per month, and rations and is
tractable and efficient if well trained
and handled and promptly paid. There
are plenty of churches and schools and
no beggars, tramps or toughs. Farm
schools, for whites and blacks, if
established in available districts, would
disseminate much needed information
in respect to many lines of industry
which have been neglected to over
looked since the war. Vine culture
would prove a most profitable business
if conducted on intelligent methods.
Columbia's Big Duck Mill.
The new cotton-mill plant at Oolum
'ia, S. C, was formally dedicated on
Vpril 25, whea Hon. Aretas Blood
started the power in motion. The
event caused a gcat deal of interest,
md was witnessed by hundreds of
citizens of Columbia and neighboring
cities and towns. The new mill is of
brick, 400x150 feet. Spur tracks lead
ip to the mill, and afford means of
jetting products to the main lines of
railroad. The mill will manufacture
iotton ducking of all grades.
One of the novelties of the mill is
that the only motive power to be used
in the operation of the machinery will
1e electricity which will be generated
'iy the turbine wheels, which are to be
run by the power from the canal. The
power house for the present will have
two 1000-horse power' electric genera
tors, which will communicate the power
to 15 dynamos distributed throughout
the building. From each of these
lynamos in the building 15 shafts will
'e run, and in that way it is said that
there will be a very great saving in the
imount of friction and shafting. Thin
s the first experiment of the kind upon
such a large scale, but there is every
reason why the current should work to
tdvantage. What little use has been
made of it shows that there is no diffi
culty in commanding the power. Tbe
three wires which transmit the power
from the power house to the mill are
run underground and enclosed in tar
cases. The mill will be ready to begin
full operations about June 1. The full
Board of Directors follows: Aretas
Blood, D. R. Sortwell,E. S. Converse,
G. S. Marsh, George Wallace, Stephen
Green, John 8. Jenkins, Charles K.
Oliver and Robert K. Waring.
At present there are 18,000 spindles
in the mill, but the design ot the plant
calls for 30,000, the balance to be ad
The building, according to the or
iginal desitrn. was intended to be a
hollow square. One side of the square,
which is to be 380 feet loner on each
side and 104 feet detlhas been com
oleted. t?f'thr wif it 41 feet on the
east ? -J -t" -''"I - the north and
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v: iLrcuK.ic! nu antra ma..L
wit&lb$prcj3ectthat they hav Mf
templation thep&Je erwiton of,
MINERS MAKE WAR.
They Use Dynamite and Blow Up Engines and
Birmingham, Ala. Continued
threats by striV k g miners have been
made for some time against those who
are now working arid against all oper
ators who h.ve been trying to break
the big strike by putting into the mines
negro labor. At an early hour Mon
day morning these threats were carried
into effect. An armed mob of about
two hundred supposed strikers assem
bled at Horse Creek and began the de
struction of mine property generally.
The mob first went to Price's mines.
thich have been working at the union
rate, and placed dynamite in the boil
ers and among the machinery as well
as in the head of the elopes. This was
touched off, and everything in eight
was a complete wreck. The engines
were torn up and the mines blocked
by the explosion of the dynamite.
Then the strikers went to a sidetrack,
where there were several cars loaded
with coal. These too were given dy
namite and were torn up. Another
string of cars was turned loose down a
heavy grade and they were wrecked.
They then proceeded the Vicot mines,
where the scalehouse was oiled and
All this time dozens of volleys by
the riotous miners were being fired
and not a single person would venture
out. The reason thut no people were
killed is that none interfered with the
misers. The mob left coming east
ward, but quickly dispersed.
Coxey, Brown and Jones Have a
Washington, D. C. The 3 leaders
of the Commonweal, Jacob Slecher
Coxey, Marshal Carl Browne and Chris
topher Columbus Jones, have been
found guilty of violating the laws by a
jury of their peers and will have to
submit to a sentence hereafter to be
imposed by the court for their recent
demonstration on the capitol. All
three of the accused were convicted on
the first count of the indictment which
charged them with displaying in the
capitol grounds the banner of tho
Coxey Good Roads Association. Jones,
of Philadelphia, was acquitted of the
second count which accused him of
treading on the grass, but Coxey and
Urowne were convicted.
They secured bail in $500 each and
will try to get an appeal.
Two weeks may elapse dnring which
the trio will be free on bail, before the
motion for a new trial trial is argued
and decided, The penalty, provided
by Jaw is the same for each offense,
viz: A fine not to exceed $100 and im
prisonment in jail for not moro than
60 days or both, within the discretion
of the court. Accordingly the punish
ment which may be meted out to Coxey
and Browne is $200 and 120 days,
while Christopher Columbus Jones is
subject to $100 and 60 days.
In the eleventh century- both Eng
lish and French dandies covered their
arms with bracelets.
HIS ARM WAS AMPUTATED
AndHt Has Accident Policies for Over
Columbia, S. C. At half past 8
o'clock Sunday morning D. R. Flen-
uiken, a prominent commission mer
chant and confederate veteran of this
city, about fifty years old, attempted
to pick up a borrowed rifle, intending
to return it. Ihe hammer of the
weapon struck a chair and the weapon
was discharged, shattering his wrist.
Amputation of the arm was necessary.
Flenniken had accident insurance to
the amount of $41,000 and will get
one-third of that sum. He carried
$17,000 regularly, but on leaving the
city on a short railroad trip, Friday as
was his habit, he bought an additional
one-day ticket, which would have ex
pired at noon last Saturday, to the
amount of $21,000. The insurance is
n the following companies: United
States Mutual, $15,000; American of
Louisville, $5,000; Travelers, $5,000;
Aetna, $8,000; Standard, $8,000.
About two years ago Flenniken fell
under a horse car and the arm amputa
ted Sunday was permanently injured.
He received $1,500 accident insurance
at that timo.
Knights Templar Meet.
The Grand Commandery of Knights
Templar of North Carolina met at
Charlotte last week, Francis M. Moye,
of Wihon, II. E. Grand Commander,
The following Commandenes were
represented: Plantagenet Command
ery, No. 1, Wilmington; Charlotte
Commandery, No. 2, Charlotte; Ral
eigh Commandery, No. 4, Raleigh;
Cyrene Commandery, No. 5, Aeheville;
Piedmont Commandery, No. 6, Wins
ton; Mount Lebanon Commandery,
No. 7, Wilson; Ivanhoe Commandery,
No. 8, Greensboro; St. John Com
mandery, No. 10, Newbern.
Population Moving Southward.
Southebw Tines, N. C Dr. W. C.
Wile, Danbury, Conn.; Rev. R. G.
McNeal, Bridgeport, Conn.; A. W.
Smith, McKeesport, Pa.; Dr. Teasley,
Boston, Mass., and Dr. , Van Renwllaer,
Albany, N. Y., have purchased sites
and will erect dwellings to cont from
$3000 to $7000 ach. Dr. E. W. Mar
tin, of New York, will erect a fram
clubhouse 'to cost abont $5000. Dr.
Smith, of Grcerjsboro, Pa., intends
building a frame sanitarium to have
Hlcam heat and cost abont $6000.
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cliiel ot tne order
this State, issued
an address to tho
members of his order and all
tionists to unite to secure an
ment of prohibition laws.
Washington, D. C.Mr. F. M.
Simmons was confirmed Friday after
noon as Collector of Internal Revenue
for Eastern North Carolina. It was
expected that he would be Cither this
week or early next.
President Marion Butler, of the
Farmers' Alliance, was heard before
Congressman Henderson's committee
Friday on the subject of government
ownership of telegraphs.
FIFTY-THIRD C0NQRES3- '
OfiTfl Dat. Mr. Quay continue i his sp93c!i
on the Wllsoa Tariff bill.
97th Dat. Immailateljr after the rstlnx
of the Journal tho Senate prooawdel to th
consld oration of the bills on th cnlead;ir.
The bill to remit the penalties oa th dy
namite cruiser Vesuvius was paused. Tha
the Senate proceeded to ths consideration ot
08th Dat. All the amendments to thi
Tariff bill agreed upon by th Democrat!
members of the Flnmofi Ccrrmltt wers re
ported. Aftr the transaction of some un
important routine busings, the remAlnJer
of the day was spent In executive snsiloa.
99th Dat. The debate on tho Tariff bill
continued throughout the day. Mr. Hotr
spoke for two and ahalt hours In opposition
to the bill. He made aa Attack which
resulted In a spirited colloquy wit
Mr. Gray. Mr. Quay dellrerM th
sixth Installment ot his speech amtnst th'
measure. The presldla officer, Mt;
Faulkner, laid before the Senate the cre
dentials ot John Tattoo, Jr., appointed ai
Senator from Michigan In place of the lats
Senator 8tookbrlde. and J. H. Gear, ap
pointed to succeed Mr. Wilson, of Iown, anl
tbey were road and laid on the table. ,
. 100th Dat. The resolution for th1 ap
pointment of a soleot comontttee to Inveetl.
irate the police assault upon and arret ol
Coxey. Browne and Jones was called up,
and Mr. Allen made an arjrument In support
ot it. In reply Mr. Sherman aald that everi
right had been allowed to Coxey that any.
body could exercise, and that he had better sti
home and take care ot his family. Mr.
Mills delivered a speech In opposition to ths
compromise amendments to the Tariff bill.
The amendment to levy duties on poods tn
bond on the date when the Tariff Mil ro-
Into effect was agreed to.' and Mr. Lolge'
amendment to levy commercial war on Orent
Britain until that country should acquloscs
In nn international agreom-snt for tht coin
age of silver was defeated.
101st Dat. The Allen-Coxy resolution
was dlscuwd. The Tariff debate was con
tloued. Two amenlments proposed by Mr.
Allison were defeated.
The House. ,4 J
113th Dat. Without preliminary business
the Houso procooled to tho consideration ol
the Rlvur anl Hiriwr Appropriation bill
under the flre-mlnute rule. It was passed.
The night sessloa was devoted to the con
sideration of private pansloa bills.
nam Dat. The Government Trlntlng O-
flee bill wis considered. The New York
nnd New Jersey Bridge bill was passed.
120th Dat. The bill to purchase a sit for
tbe Government Printing Offi was recom
mitted with Instructions to report a bill pro
viding for Its erection on tcroaai alrea lv In
the possession of tho United States. Tills
was agreed to by a vote of 149 to 39. The
Naval Appropriation Mil for the year ending
June 80, 1393, was mide the undotshe 1 busi
ness on the calendar.
121st Dat. The Naval Appropriation Mil
was iis-;usei in committee of tno wnoi'
Mr. Walker, ot Massachusetts, making.
principal speech. jf
122dDat. The House adlourp
respect to the memory or
Brattao, of Maryland, who,.
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