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WEEKLY GAZETTE. BATES 07 ADVERTISING. One square, one insertion...... ft 50 One square, one month,...... 1 00 One square, two months.,. 3 00 One square, three months 2 60 One sqaare, six month. 6 00 One Bquare, ooe year... . ... 9 00 CJ- liberal contracts made for larger lS H.T' , 7f or wrtf Frep. TClU and A. J. ROGERS, & 'General TrcrGag Agtat. advertisements. WrfMSMJWWtW VW WW-i J NO. 40. OL. VIII. RALEIGH, N. 0.. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1896- J VI 0-IEI1 DOB UDGET OF ITEMS CULLED fROM VARIOUS SOURCES. Annie Brown Adams In Poverty in California. ; will be ead news to all who love doxu and bold the name of John wn in reverenn to learn that An Brown Adams, the daughter of the o of Harper's Ferry, is now in pov- f y in California. Every true Ameri- 1 should contribute something to eliorate her condition. Chreo weeks after John Brown's ar il in Harper's Ferry, early in July, 50, his daughter Annie, then only sixteen years of age, came on and took tip btr residenco at the "Kennedy Farm" in Washington county, Md. The farm is about five miles from Harper's Ferry and was rented by Brown as a rendezvous for the band of liberators. . Annie's employment was principally as a guard. She met any stray callers at the door of the house and detained them in conversation un til any of the men who happened to be about, could retreat to the garret. She also assisted in, the housekeeping in conjunction with her eister-in-law, Oliver Brown's young wife. On Sept. 29, 1859, these two young wo men left Brown and his devoted band and returned to North Elba, N. Y., which was then John Brown's home. After the defeat of Brown and the death of the seventeen of the party, ten oi whom were killed in the fight and seven of whom wero hanged at Charlestown, many members of the Brown family went to California, there to build new homes. Among these was Annie, who married, and naw has six children entirely dependent on her personal exertions. She has been most unfortunate in every way, and has lived in the very humblest manner. Three weeks ago her little home was burned and all her household belong ings were consumed. She, with her children, is now camping out in the shade of an 'old saw mill, until some better provision for their shelter can be found. Annie is the sole survivor of the Harper's Ferry party. She is in feeble health and possesses nothing but a barren tract of land in north ern California. She has struggled along bravely and has kept her trials to herself and still does so, and it is only quietly known among some friends what her real condition is. The Philadelphia papers give ap preciative sketches of the life of Bqevt -Agger. volcTLp.m ' v rfj&o) in that city. He veli. orn in aiavl j- ia Charleston, S. C. He came to Phila delphia early in life, and went into the furniture business, in which he re mained until his death. Ha was a man of property and standing in the city, and was foremost in all efforts for the betterment of his race. One of his sons was the first colored student to be graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. His youngest daughter is the wife of Professor, Brooks, of Biddle University, North Carolina. On election night the office of the Georgia Baptist, of Augusta, was trans formed into a telegraph office. A spe cial wire of the Postal Telegraph Co., which was in direct connection with all the large cities of the country, run into the office, with a special expert opera tor and received direct communication frtm every State in the Unionandread to the large number? of white and col ored. No other colored newspaper in the country ever attempted the like be fore. One of the strongest evidences as to the advancement of the Negroes of Chicago is the excellent condition of the Ninth Battalion, .the only colored military organization in the State. Their armory at 1300 Michigan avenue, is one of the prettiest structures on that street, and its keeping is a model of military deportment. Major J. Clinton Backner in commander. An old colored man harnessed to a wagon with a mule, hauling two bales of cottoD, entered Borne, Ga., the other day. Man and mule had traveled sev eral miles through the country. He had only one animal, with which he made two bales of cotton, and, being anxious to market the product of his little patch at once, he contrived the novel plan of harnessing himself with the mule and taking the cotton to the city. Three novices, who had completed the course of study for admission into the order of Oblate Sisters of Provi dence, made their vows of profession at the convent of the order, Baltimore, Md. At the same time one postulant ' took her first vows, and entered on a three years' course of study. The Ob late Sisters are colored women who work among their own race. The order has for its chief objects the care and teaching of colored orphans. Tribune. One of the largest bakeries in Chi cago is owned by a colored man named Thos. P. Morgan. He does a flourish ing business. Dr. Daniel Williams, the eminent eurgeon in chief of the Freedmen's hos pital, is again at his post, after a pleasant and successful visit to Lon don, Paris and many other European cities. Dr. Williams and his distin guished friend, Dr. Bentley of Chicago, have been investigationg some new medical discoveries in the laboratary of a famous French physician. I : The discussion over Negro evangeli zation is again to the fore in the South- era Presbyterian Church. .THE NEWS EPITOMIZED! Washington 'Items.' Former Congressman William. 8. Forman, of Illinois, was offered the position oi Inter nal Revenue Commissioner by President Cleve'and. Secretary Olney Instructed Minister Taylor lo demand redress for annoyances to Amerl san commerce from the Spanish Govern ment. It was said at the State Department that It was not intended to ask King Oscar of Sweden to serve as final arbitrator of the Venezuelan dispute. Commissioner Joseph S. Miller, of the In ternational Revenue Bureau, has resigned to accept the Vice-Pre3tdency of the American Bonding and Trust Company of Balti more, Mi. " Argument has been completed before the fJnited States Supreme Court in the Bell Telephone case, in which the Government claims that the patent for the Berliner trans mitter should be cancelled for fraud In the Illegal delay in its issue from tne Patent Office. It is expected that a decision will be rendered during the present session. President Cleveland regards the ' military liluation in Cuba as far too critical to war rant any action by the United States at this time. Admiral Bunco's fleet has been ordered to Venezuelan waters for drills and evolutions. The Administration in Washington is said to be apprehensive of grave complications with Spain and to be preparing for emerg encies. The Commission, consisting of Admiral Walker and four others, recently appointed by the President to locate a deep water har bor at Santa Monica or San Pedro, in South ern California, will soon meet to organize. Congress appropriated $2,900,000 for the barbor and $50,000 for the expense of the Commission. Secretary 01 aey gave out two letters re garding the Venezuelan dispute. The ar rangement of the dispute hinted at by Lord Salisbury is regarded as a diplomatic triumph for Secretary Olney. In the case of Harriet Monroe against the New York World, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the deolsion of the lower sourt awarding her $5000 damages for the Sublication of the World's Fair ode surrepti ously obtained. Chairman Dingley, of the Ways and Means Committee of the House. ald that he had little hope that the Senate would pass his tariff bill at the short session. - i Domestic' All three Republican electors in 'Delaware were declared elected ; the Republicans con ceded South Dakte.1 to Bryan. The Demo sratio electors win by 200 votes. The annual convention of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union was opened at Jr. Louis, Mo., with an address by Miss Prances E. Wlllard. The new United States battleship Iowa on i builder's trial developed 11.000 horse power ind showed a speed of 1G.27 knots. McKinley's plurality in Ohio was 53,049 md his majority 89,713. General Harrison made an address at the Farmers' National Congress in Indianapo lis, Ind. The Court House of Cu9ter County, Mis- louri, has been burned by incendiaries in the attempt, it thought, to destroy bills of in dictment. James Fagin. who threw a lighted cigar Into the face of Secretary of the Treasury Carlisle after tbe gold Democratic meeting held in Covington. Ky., was fined $20 and Boats. This-was the meeting at which egg3 were thrown on thesfage at the Secretary while he was speaking. was destroyed by fire. The boarders had narrow escapes in their nightclothes, and Wake Chambere. a son-in-law of Mrs. Sow era. the proprietress, droppod dead as he ran from the burnlng'building. The loss will be about $15,000. Kitty Martin shot and perhaps fatally rounded Henry Kirohner in New York City ind then tried to kill herself. They had been lovera. and he wanted to end the icquaintance. The National Tanners Congress, in ses sion at Indianapolis, Ind., adopted resolu tlons favoring international bimetallism. Allen, the colored Republican candidate for Governor's Council in Boston, Mass., won Dn the recount by a small majority over his white opponent. General Master Workman Sovereign in his annual address to the Knights of Labor in ession at Rochester, N. Y., urged them to carry on the fight for free silver and an ln eome tax and proposed the creation of a new degree, the minute-men. George H. Morrison, the defaulting Treas urer of Rensselaer County, was sentenced at Proy, N. Y., to ten years and five months at Dannemora by Judge Parker upon his plea of guilty to two indictments. The Grand Jury of Queens County, New jj xork, Indicted Mayor Gleason, of Long Isl- 5 j i j a. . .i . a i i n r uiu viijr, ur viumuuu ui iua jtiiouuuu laws. A fast freight train at Gibraltar (Penn.) grade crossing ran into a carriage contain ing Charle F. Bright, a wealthy citizen of Reading, Penn., and Catherine Boyer. a alneteen-year-old working girl, unmarried. Both wore instantly killed. Oa Bright' person, were found $10,000 worth, of bonds. Cora Abbott was burned to death In her father's house, in Milton, W. Va.in a fire which it is alleged was started by outlaws for revenge on the young woman. A complete canvass of the vote of New Jer sey made by the County Clerks shows Mc Kinley's plurality is 87,505 and hi3 majority 11,620. Napoleon Sarony, the famous photogra pher, died at his homo in New York City of paralysis. The twelfth annual National Horse Show Exhibition was opened in Madison Square Garden, New York City, with the usual fash ionable attendance. The monster 6team dumping scow Cinde rella for the New York Street Cleaning De partment was successfully launched. The dead body of Fritz Galenius, of Mor ristown, a llttlo settlement one and a half miles from Matawan, N. J., was found In the cellar of his home. An examination of his wounds proved beyond a doubt that he had been murdered. At Wellsville,N. Y,,two men and a boy who were stealing a ride on an Erie car loaded with iron piping wero instantly killed by the jarring of the car by a switch engine and the shifting of the pipes. One of tbe men was identified as Dick Allen, a colored man of Boston. Mass., and the boy as Harry Baker, of Athens, Penn. The third body, that of a large colored man, remains unidentified. Alfred L. Hartrldge, a well-known broker, has been arrested at Savannah, Ga., charged with forgery by raising Southwestern Rail road stock scrip. The amount involved is between $20,000 and $30,000. The Germania Bank, National Bank oi Savannah and the E jvannah Bank and Trust Company hold the scrip in various amounts. General Harrison sent a letter of congratu lation to President-elect McKlnley. ! The entire business portion of the town of Spencer, W. Va., was wiped out by fire, in cluding the bank, two hotels and thirty-nine business places. Only two stores are left in the town. This same section was burned in 1888. 1 "Cap" Hatfield and his fourteen-year-old stepson are in jail at Huntington, W. Ya., for the murder of two McCoys on Election Day. "Fred" Conkling, a driver at the State Re formatory, was struck and Instantly killed by a trolley car between Rahway, N. J., and Woodbridge. Conkling attempted to cross the tracks but fell, the car passing over his body, cutting him in two. He leaves a wife ad, three chjUdren. , - , ,r,r , . NEEDS OF THE , AMY., General Miles Offers Suggestions in His Annual Report. ' WANTS MORE MEN AND FORTS. Recommends That the Enlisted Strensrth Be Fixed at One Soldier for Each Two Thousand or Population Construction of Modern War Appliances Not a Men ace to Labor -The Use of Bicycles. Washington, D. C. (Special). In trans mitting to the Seoretary of War the annual reports of the department oommanders in connection with his own report upon the military operations of the the past year, Gen eral Nelson A. Mile?, commanding the army, recommends that the enlisted strength oi the GENERAL NELSON A. MILES. (In his annual report he recommends that army be fixed at one soldier to every 2000 of population as a minimum, the maximum not to exceed one soldier for every 1000 o population, "the strength to be determined within these limits by the President of the United States, according to the necessities and requirements of the Nation." He renewed his previous recommendation that at least two stations west of the Rocky Mountains and one east be established for the accommodation of one regiment of cav alry each; aUo the recommendations concern ing ttie ust T t bicycles and motor wagons, and the promotion of enlisted men who shall be found competent after thorough ex amination to the grade of Second Lieutenant after five years of service. A consideration of the importance of coast defenses comprises the greater part oL Gen eral Miles's report, and is the subject of his most important suggestions. He renews the recommendations made in his report for last year, and adds: "Liberal appropriations should De made for the manufacture of high-power guns and mortars, the construction of emplacements, platforms and fortifications for the same, and the construction of barraok3 and quar ters for the accommodation of the artillery garrisons that are to command them; and I urge that a sufficient appropriation be made available for the wort of Ordnance, En gineer and Quartermaster's Departments during the year as follows: "At Portland, Me., $1,134,850; Ports mouth, N. H., $393,925; Boston, $1,078,350; Narragansett Pier. R. I., $642,825; Long Isl and Sound, eastern entrance, $896,925; New Ill MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED ON York, eastern entrance, $913,600; New York, southern entrance, $1,299,600; Philadelphia, $625,025; Baltimore, $67150; Washington, D. C. $577,925; Hampton Roads, Va., $619, 325; Wilmington, N. C $125,525; Charles ton, S. C, $350,925; Savannah, Ga., $393, 925; Key West, Fla., $32,400; Pensacola, Fla.. $150,400; Mobile, Ala., $150,400; New Orleans, $489,400; Galveston, Texas, $157, 025; San Diego, Oal., $600,925; San Fran cisco, $902,850; mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon, $566,323; Puget Sound, $764, 050. "An unwise argument," continues the General, "has been made against the con struction of modern high-power guns,. mor tars and the modern appliances of war, that it is a danger and a menace to the laboring classes, and in some instances marked pro tests have been made against such a National policy. The arguments seem scarcely worthy of consideration; yet it is deemed proper to call attention to the fact that these National safeguards are in no sense a menace to any class of citizens, not even to the humblest individual; but on the other hand they are a protection to the life, property and welfare of all classes from the highest to the lowest. They protect not only the commercial ports with their ac cumulation of publio buildings and private dwellings, the commerce, the ship yards, the factory, the foundry, the workshop, but also the savings bank and the cottage. . In fact, the destruction of our great commercial and manufacturing cities would be a National disaster far more serious and appalling to the great masses of the laboring people than it would be to any other class oi our people. Wheat Takes a Jnnop. Wheat made another record price when on the New York Produce Exchange cash wheat (wheat for immediate delivery) touched 98 Former Chief Justice Dead. Former Chief Justice W. E. Miller died at his home in Des Moines, Iowa, at tbe age of seventy-three. He was born in Pennsyl vania. He was a member of the Supreme Court from 1870 to 1876. Atterward he wrote and published a code of Iowa, which became a standard work. - Deficit ot Over Twelve Millions. The Government Committee ot Inquiry into the state of affairs of the Queensland National Bank, reported a deficit of $12,180.- 000, of which $5,915,000 is regarded as being low peyona recovery. III j , f.ffi) Sf i ' !'3j ALL LOYAL TO THE FLAG Scene at General Gordon's Lecture m tna( "East Days of the Confederacy . There was a touching scene at the conclu sion of Senator J. B. Gordon's lecture on the "Last Days of the Confederacy," before the Lincoln Club in Rochester, N. Y. General Gordon spoke for two and a half hours, tin der appeals to "Go on; oon." In conclud ing he said: ' "As I stand here to-night, in your presence and in the presence of the great God who is the Judge of us all, as the selected ohiei of f all the living Confederate soldiers, I want to 4 present to you my honor, tne honor oi an the living Confederates, the honor of a great people, that we are ready to join with you In waving aloft this proud banner (here he caught up the American flag from tbe table and held it above his head), and we Join with you all who love that flag in sayintf that, by God's help, there shall never come to it one blot or stain; that as long as the ages remain that flag shall be the most proud and potent emblem of human freedom in alt this world." The large audience arose as one man an l fairly went wild with enthusiasm. Old soi- diers, with empty sleeves and hobbling c the United States Army be Increased. crutches, rushed forward with tears stream ing down their cheeks ard greeted their former foe. General Gordon was muoh af fected. THE BAY STATE'S TRIBUTE. Monnmentto Be Erected by Massachusetts on the BattlesnAntnd of Antletam. The monument that is to be erected on the battleground' of Antletam will be a striking ly handsome tribute to the memory of the dead soldiers who lall . npap.. thjt , famous t field. It will occupy the spot where fought the Massachusetts men, and the designs after which it is to be constructed have been unproved by the Governor of Massachusetts. It is to be built of granite mined in the Backj Bav State. The monument itself is to be: twenty-one feet long and fifteen feet high, and will adorn the top of mound etan ling eight feet above the sarrounding grounds. Numbers of the regiments that were engaged in the fight will be placed upon bronze tab lets to the right and left. On tbe rear of the centerpiece will be traced a map of the battlefield, with the location of each regiment plainly marked. The coat of arms of Massachusetts will be worked into the centre of the monument. The design is very pretty and will appeal to all lovers of art. It is expected that the monument will be ready; for unveiling some time next year, ine site is aptly chosen. It is at the fork of the1 two Government roads near the Nioodemus; house and the old Dunker Churoh. The land BATTLEGROUND OF ANTIETAM. secured for the purpose is very near the main line of battle. The mound on whioh the monument will rest will be surrounded by a brass railing. AN IRISH SPY. London's Scotland Yard Detectives Evolve Another Informer. Edward J. Ivory, the jarroom keeper of New York City, held in London as an alleged dynamiter, was confronted in Bow Street Polico Court with a British Government spy known only as "Jones," and the hearing has caused a sensation equal to that which fol lowed the revelation of the spy Le Caron a few years ago. Jones's statements are In tended to show that the "new movement" which was organized in Chicago is con trolled by a secret organization, the mem bers of which have gathered money to carry out dynamite projects. The unexpected appearance of this rene gade Irish spy made a deep impression on the prisoner, who fixed on him a look full of an gry contempt. When proceedings were over and Ivorv had been held for trial at the Central Crimi nal Court, Jones, carefully guarded, disap peared as mysteriously as he had come. Carried to Death Over Big Saws John Grove went to his sawmill, at Con fluence, W. Va. to inspect the works, and while passing the log carriage his foot slipped and he fell on it. Before the ma chinery could be stopped he was carried to the large band saws. The huge saws severed both of his legs from his body. He was taken home, but died before medical aid could reach him. More Armenians Killed. "' A band of Turks have plundered the vil lage of Everek, in Asia Minor, killing 100 oi the Armenian inhabitants and setting fire to and destroying fifty houses. Not one of the Turkish marauders was killed. Kalsarieh, the advices further say, has been thrown in to a state of panic by the outrage. Bollrla May Help Cuba. The Committee on Foreign Affairs of Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia, has ported In favor of tbe recognition of Cuban insurgents as belligerents. th r tht WEEKLY TRADE REPORTS. There lias Never Been So ; Change for the Better In Great a a Single Week. . Btlow is extraots from R. G. Dunn A Co., and Bradstreet's weekly trade reports! "No one doubts that the brighter day is dawning, and it is the common remark that never before has business shown to great a change for the better within a single week. To the change of conditions and of spirit de- scribed last week these have been large ia creases in the working force and in the vol ume of trade. Dispatches telling of about 500 mills, most oi which have opened or have materlaly enlarged their force, though they fill many columns, give only part of the fact, for throughout the country the gain has been surprising even to the most hope ful. "Foreign need of American wheat contin ues an important factor and the price has advanced to 88 cents, gaining 6 cents for one week, 10 cents for two weeks and 24 cents since early in September. The price is tbe highest since June, 1892. "Many textile works have been starting or increasing force, mostly on orders booked week ago. - -- , .. y "The change in the money market Is strik ing. Instead of $2,500,000 going out to the interior, as before. $2,500,000 have come in this week; instead of 80 cents discount. New York exohange at Chicago is at 70 cents pre mium; instead of merchants andmanu'actur ers vainly hunting lenders banks are hunting for more commercial paper, commeeciai rates are down to 5 per cent, on best paper. Foreigh exchaBge is higher; owing to the sales of $4,000,000 governments taken by the Bank of England as a member of the syndi cate early in 1895, to payments of 3,000,000 loans, and to foreign realizing on f a.uuu.uuu of securities, but all these are in effect taking profits for confidence In American honor. "Failures for the week nave oeen Tib in tne United States, against 283 last year and 46 in Canada against 49 last year. "A partial record of the number of men given employment in industrial lines since November 6th shows an aggregate or nearly 80,000. Demand for iron and steel has not increased alter the activity oi a week ago, but nrices are firm in .ome instances ad vanced and the trade continues confident of a large business during the coming year. Cotton and cotton goods continue firm and unchanged in prices; print cloths have an upward tendency. Wool is higher on more active demand, but manufacturers are not suDDlyinsr in excess of, wants. Other ad vances in prices are for leather, shoes, white pine lumber, petroleum, lard, sugar and for wheat, corn and oats. The strength of the statistical position of wheat is as marked as heretofore, and renewed inquiries are re eeived from Australia. Tbe conspicuous de creases in prices are those for coffee, pork and tnroentlne. Western iobbers report an increase In mail orders, and that being be tween seasons in some lines alone prevents improvement in demand from jobbing being general. Mercantile collections throughout the Central Western and Southern States are easier, but complaints are still heart from the West. SEABOARD AIR LINE. The Hitch In the Transfer to Ryan Continues. The transfer of the Seaboard and Roaaoke Railroad Comcanv and its kindred lines to the Ryan syndicate has not been accom plished, nor can it be stated that there Is any proba bility that it will be. Gen. Gill, of the Mercantile Trust Company of Baltimcre. cave out the following state ment: "Mr. Thomas F. Ryan accepted and paid for the stock c! the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company, covered by Gen. John Gill's options through the Mercantile Trust and Deposit company, between two aud tbree thousand shares. Mr. Ryan also called at the office of the company to close the noffman pooled stock option, which expires Saturday, but the committee was not ready to deliver the stock or to tell what amount had come in under that ODtioD." At the office of President Hoffinac it was said that Mr. noffman had nothing to (ay, except that nothing had been doue in the matter. . Mr. Ryan and his attorney, Elihu Root, of New York, are at the Bennert, but neither of them would give aay information to add to the statement issued by Gen. Gill. The Weekly Bank'Statement. The weekly bank sjfement shows the fol lowing changes: Reserve increase, $8,693, 525 ; loans increase, $3,223,900; specie in crease, $8,266,300; legal tenders increase, $4, 407,200; deposits Increase. $15,919,900; circu lation decrease, $17,200. The banks now hold $23,504,125 in excess of the requirements of the 25 per cent rule. Hanna's Southern Home. Mark Hanna's palatial residence at Thom asville, Ga., is being put in order for his ar rival on January 1st. A private letter says that he will take Major McKitley with him there to rest. BLOODSHED AT BESSEMER. A Negro Resists Arrest and is Killed, Another Shooting Fracas Ensues and a Policeman Uses a Winchester. A special to the Charlotte (N. C.) Observer from Gastonia last Monday says: Yesterday evening news came to this town from Besse mer City that there was trouble at that place between the whites and blacks. The circum stances as learned since are as follows: A white man named Crenshaw was passing through a negro settlement, when a negro named Ephraim Banks cursed him and struck him with a rock. He reported the as sault to the policeman, Manuel Jenkins, and Jenkins, Crenshaw and Sam Moore went to arre t the negro. He resisted arrest and at tempted to use a rock, or some other deadly weapon and Crenshaw, it is learned, shot and killed him. There were several shots fired and one mac, Odell, was shot in the hand. Later in the evening the town authorities learned that there was a threatened up rising among the negroes and they proceed ed to search the suspicious ones. In at tempting to search a negro named Sam Moore, he resisted and shot at Offi cer Jenkins. Jenkins returned the fire with a Winchester rifle and shot Moore through the hip. Crenshaw surrendered and went to lail. . , TKIED TO KILL MAYOR SWIFT. A Crank Invades tho City Hall and Draws a Bull-Dog Also Wants to Kill McKlnley. At Chicago Joseph Maruska walked into the lower corrido: of the city hall armed to the tetb, and Intent on killing Mayor Swift. Maruska asked, in an excited manner, to be directed to the mayor's office. An officer took him to detective headquarters, where the desk sergeant was introduced to him as the mayor. Maruska declared that the mayor was a menace to society and reached for his hip pocket. He succeeded in drawing a bull dog revolver, but was disarmed by the offi cers at hand. Maruska swore that be would kill the mayor, and then go to Canton, O., ond dispatch President-elect McMinley. both of whom, be said, must die Deiore tne coun try could prosper. He was handcuffed aftei hard struggle and locked up. "The president of our health club has been taken away to a sanitarium." "What ailed her?" "The doctors think she broke down her constitution keep ing files .out 9? iier house." Chicago Record. -- - BUSINESS IX THE SOUTH. The Growth of Foreign Commerce Very Pleasing at all Torts. j The Manufacturers' Record in its review Of Southern business conditions says: The remarkable growth of .foreign commerce throughout Southern ports Is emphasized by the arrangements that have Just been com pleted for the establishment of direct steam ship lines from Norfalk, Charleston, Savan nah and Brunswick to European ports. Five years ago only three boutnern por Had direct Bteamer lines to Europe, the shipments from other points being made by tramp steamers. Now eleven South ern ports have established regular lines to various Britisn ana continental porw. xuo magnitude of this business is illustrated la the fact that one company operating a large number of steamers has engaged much of their cargoes through the whole winter and up to March, and another company opera ting from Norfolk has about 50 or 00 steamers engaged :or carrying on a general cawo business this winter. This great Increase in foreign exports is building up Southern sot ports and giving to them as much activity and prosperity as has heretofore prevailod in the industrial centres of the South. A large number of Southern entei prises have resumed operations sinoe the election. The Baltimore Tin Plate eompany, employing 200 hands; the Wheeling Iron and Steel ocaDanv and the Whltaker Iron company, of Wheeling, and other enterprises have in creased the number of their hands from 2, 000 to 4,500; tbe Kanawha Woolen Mills, of Charleston, W. Va.j the Maryland Silk Mills, of Hagerstown; the Cotton Duck Mills, near Baltimore; the Galveston, Texas, Rope and Twine Mill, employing one hundred hands; the FoBtoria Glassworks, at Moundsvllle, W. Va 800 men; Avery Plow Works, Louisvllls. Ky., 120 additional men; tbe Louisville Woolen Mills, 200 operatives; the Blue Grass W oolen Mills, 200 hands; the Howard Harrison Iron Company, of Bessemer, Ala., put on full forces; Birmlagham, Rolling Mill, 1,500 men; the Gate City Rolling Mill, Gate City, Ala., 900 men, and a large number of other in dustries throughout the South. Among the new enterprises looking to the development of business interests in the South reported for the week are a number of railroad undertakings; a $1,000,000 com pany organized in the West, which has pur chased 6.000 acres of land in Texas for im provement and colonization in connection with manufacturing enterprises; a Chicago company organized to purchase 200,000 acres of land in Alabama for colonization; sales of several large tracts of timber land for devel opment; a $150,000 cellulose plant at Owens boro, Ky.; a $20,000 knitting mill company at Union Point, Ga.; a $100,000 electric light and power company at Fort Worth, Texas. Many enterprises projected some months ago and delayed by the political excitement are now being taken up actively with a view to securing capital for immediate construc tion. Some of them have capital pledged contingent upon the election, and these will be carried forward promptly. Reports to the Manufacturers' Record from all parts of the South show a very hopeful feeling and deter mination to bend every possli le energy to the material advancement of this section, the newspapers very generally urging the people to drop politics for the time and give atten tion to the advancement of material inter ests. SIRS. CASTLES RELEASED. Utterly Prostrated Under the Strain and Broken Down In Body and Mind. Mrs. Walter M. Castle, of San Francisco who was sentenced at the Clerkenv ell ses sions on Friday last to three months impris onment vrlthout hard labor, after having pleaded guilty, by advice of counsel, to the charge of shop-lifting, has been released from Wormwood Scrubbs prison on medical grounds, by order of the Home Secretary, Sir Matthew White Ridley. Tho commissioners of the prisons, it ap directed the medical board to inqnire into and report upon the health of Mrs. Cas tle, whose condition was causing aaxieiy v the prison authorities. She was watched day and night Dy special attendants In the inflrm crr. and was shown every attention possible. The commissioners, auer icccjviuk mo im port of the medical board or the 6iaie oi ir n..U. haolth nnnnmllTllnnffln TTltn lOB iHIO. yuotiu o uwhu, - Home Secretary, who promptly ordered her release from prison, ana mat sne do piaceu in the care of her husband, at once to be taken back to the United States. rr ConsDired Against Cleveland's Kinsman. Col. Luther A. Hall, a Federal prisoner from Georgia, died in the, state prison of dropsy. His crime was conspiracy against r.n Trtravthe. a FeJeral revenue collector hn in ft relative of President Cleveland. CoL Hall was a member ot the Georgia legis lature at one time. Spain Borrowing Money. It has been decided by the government that the first subscription to the new Span Ish loans of 400,000.000 pesetas, which will be issued next Saturday, snail De limited 10 250,000,000 peretas. Tne remainder oi me loan, amounting to 150,000,000 pesetas, to be reserved as the government has no present need of the money. A Railroad Ordered Sold. Judge Speer, of the United States District Court for the southern district of Georgia has ipted an order for the sale of the Atlantle Short Line on November 17th. No price is fixed. Collision on the C. F. & Y. V. A collision between two freight trains oc curred on the Cape Fear A Yadkin Valley railroad near Jonesboro. No one was hurt. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. The official Republican plurality In Ohio is 51,950. The total vote 1.003,950. One hunred Armenians have been massa cred at Eqerek in Asia Minor and 150 houses burned. Clapp A Co.. dealers in stocks and grain, have failed. The firm made an assignment to Wm. T. Davis, Jr. General Nelson A. Miles, in his report on the army to the War Department, recom mends a $325,525 garrison at Wilmington, N . C. The Tredegar Iron Works at Richmond. Va., has started up its spike mill, which will give a considerable number of men employ ment. Rev. John E, White, Secretary of the Bap tist Mission Board, says there will be over one hundred Baptists in tbe next General Assembly. The general assembly of the Knights of La bor is in session at Rochester, N. Y. Sover eign is likely to be re-electedHlrand Master Workman. At Nashville, Tenn.. the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association elected Dr. George B.r Johnston, of Richmond, Va., president. , Jas. Fagin, who threw a lighted cigar into Secretary Carlisle's face while he was at Covington, Ky., has been fined $20 and cost for the offense. The lumber manufacturers of Arkancas have advanced the price on common lumber 0 cents per 1,000 feet, and upper grades $L0O0 per 1,000, WEEKLY NEWS BUDGET. Southern Pencil Pointers. Governor Carr opened the 19th annual col ored State fair at llaloigb. It is reported in Louiavillo that Secretary Carlisle wants to retire from politics. Dr. Wise Republican, will contest the seat of Ybpcg, Democrat, is the second district ol Virginia. William Winters, an Atlanta buloher, was found dead in a stream near that city, having been shot. Tbe 4th annual session of the North Caro lina Baptist State Convention met at Morgan ton with a good attendance. All the newly elected Republican members of Kentucky's Legislature havo been served with notloes of contests by their late silver Democratic opponents. After being without licensed saloons lot nearly two months, Winston, N. O. again to have saloons at a license of $1,000 per year. Just double the former price. From the latest returns from Kentucky McKlnley will have 12 and Bryan 1 elector. This was occasioned oy- unexplained iregu lailties in voting. Tne Palmer ticket got 5,018. The 114th anntl noss on of the Virginia Conference of hofrhodlst Eplsoopal Church, 8ou:a, mrt Lynchburg, Va. Bishop W, W. Duncan, of South Carolina, presided. Milton H. Smith, of the Louisville and Nashville, says bis company has not bought the South Carolina and Georgia railroad: that the matter was considered lour years ago and dropped. James Michael, ihe little WelBh rider. broke the record in New Orleans. Paced and with a flying start he covered the distance in 13 minutes and nine second?, breaking the previous record by one Becona. It Is expected that the Mobile. Jackson and Kansas City R.R, an enterprise begun nearly thirty years ago, but which was first brought to the point of construction last spring, and wnich has bung Are since, will be pushed through. Af liKviitts Ha Qtnf ViAaaf ain T)AiajKnlt League was organized for tbe coming season. embracing the following cities: Augusta, At lanta, Macon, Charleston and Savannah. Co lumbus, Ga., and Columbians. C, are scrambling for the sixth place. Two masked robbers entered tbe store of T. C. Harris in tbe town of Lancaster, Bellas county. Texas, and covering a clerk with their pistols, forced him to open the safe and give up $400 in money. The robbers are at JircA TnretiA4 K A .rtavlff an4 rnDQ. All About the North. Clapp A Co.. of New York, dealers In stock and grain havo failed. The Iowa Savings Baak. of Sioux Cltv. has beea closed. Assets $70,000: deposits $150,000. The Bryan electors in Wyoming have 8S0 majority; Osborne, Democratio candidate for Congress, 401 majority, and Corn. Demo cratio candidatf for Supreme Court Judge, iu majority. A San Francisco dispatch to a Cnlcatro paper says that C. D. Lane, the California millionaire mine owner, has offered to pay all the tra eling expenses of Mr. Wm. J. Bryan if Mr. Bryau wtll devote his time to preach ing silver throughont the country. At a meeting of the directors of the Nation al Baseball association in Chicago the pen nant was awarded to Baltlaore. At tke league meeting it was decided to change the opening and closing time of tbe season, so that frames will commence Aorll 15 and end Oct 15. In the United States district court. Wil mington, Del., the Jury gave a verdict for f 8.000 dam ceres in tbe case of David Ft Craig against F. Blumen'hal & Co. ot New York. Craig was a boy employed lu the company's morooco factory and lost an arm while work ing a machine. Foreign Chit-Chat. An important expedition in aid of the in surgents in Cuba is said to have recently eailcd from Kingston, Jamlca. Six persons were killed and 130 Injured in a head-on collision between trains on the St. Petersburg and Warsaw road, near Grodino. Poland. The Transvaal government has decided to claim .2,000,000 indemnity from the British South African Company to cover the dam ages sustained by thr Jameson raid. The London Globe, commenting upon tbe Venezuelan arbitration treatr, says it wel comes the agreement because it releases tbe Cnitod States from a "false ai.d dangerous position." The London Dally News' Vienna corres pondent telegraphs that reports from Con stantinople show that the situation there is very dangerous. The families of most of the diplomats have left the city. The German imperial budget, as it will be submitted to the Reiehstag. shows that the receipts and expenditures balance at 1.328, 801;824 marks. The ordinary expenditures show an Increase of 24,209,238 marks. Spanish 'soldiers are said to havo entered the home of F. L. Dralcroft. an Amerloan citizen, formerly from Indiana, who has a sugar estate la Cuba, outraged his wife, al most killed him, and robbed him of $850. The matter was reported to Consul Gxacral Springer. j Miscellaneous Culling. Gold continues to come to the United States Treasury. The official Republican , frailty in Ohio U xne total vote l.ooj.cio. Major MrKinley will spend a week with Mr. Hnnna at the litter's home In Cleveland. Tho will of John II. Inman allows three years in which his partners may wind up his banking business. His Fifth avenue boose and furniture is given to his wife, with $25, 000 nntulty. The remainder an unascer. tainable amountwill be divided among the children. That Watson Letter. Tom Watson's letter accenting tbe Vlce Prcsldential nomination of the Populist party has at last been given to the public It was written on October 14 to Senator Marlon Batter, chairman of the notification com mittee and manager of the Poulist campaign It was suppressed by Senator Butler during the campaign. The document would make seven colums in a newspaper. Watson ac cepts only "because he bad promised to do so." He raves and rants against everyone and violently attacts Chairman Butler him self, who be says, should have called Sewall down, and instead on bis (Watson's recogni tion. By listening to tbe overture of Demo cratic managers, Watson says the Populist party has been torn into factions, their lead ers deceived and ensnared, and the work aDd hopes of years gone. Tbe whole tone of tbe document f hows bitterneM end disap pointment, and with no particular interest In the success ot the cause of silver, for which both parties were battling at the time the letter was written. Charles K. Flint, ot the New York Yaoht Club, has Just ordered a si earn yacht, which, is to make tbirty-eight tnlilsan hour, no that; she will be the fastest craft afloat, the will be so designed tbat she can bo turned la) ai torpedo bpathreiBjlaj-A.