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Committee Agrees to Report Favorably AMID BOUNDLESS ENTHUSIASM ■-• In View cf Reports Alleging Discord Sent Out by Supposed Agents of New York Bears, Decision of Hold ing Committee is Announced Be fore Due and Resolution to Make Fact of Harmony Known is Passed New Orleans, Special.—With a large and representative attendance 11'oin the cotton-growing' states, 1 lie Soul hern Cotton Association opened a three days’ session here. The hali was crowded when President .Iordan called the convention to order. A 1calu.iT that attracted attention was the presence of a negro delegation t rum I l ines county, Mississippi. Sec retary Woods of the Mississippi asso ciation said they were regular dele u'ates ami entitled to seals. President -Iordan was given an ovation when he ascended the platform. The invo cation was offered by Rev. Dr. Bever ly Warner. *1 oh:i M. Parker of New Orleans, planted 7,000 acres in cotton last year, ■and one of the most progressive and successful men in the entire South, as chairman of the reception committee, welcomed the delegates to the South ern Cotton Association convention. N< " Orleans, Special.--That the sum oi work of the Southern Cotton Association was to be a declaration lor In-cent cotton, with reduction in t'he Iona of diversification, was prac tically settled at the afternoon session 4 * I the convention when Chairman I'ancy, of the committee on holding in advance of the presentation of its repor;, announced that the committee had i! animously decided favorably mi ii:ui proposition. The announce ment provoked the convention to a wbirlv-snd of cheering. fie premature announcement of the conclusions of the committee was forced by advices from New York to 1 he effect that newspaper dispatches and Wall Street reports printed and circulated there indicated a lack of harmony among the elements making up tb< convention and dissesions over the ] - cut proposition. Secretary of War At Charleston. Charleston, Special.—Secreary Bon a parte and a party of officers of the cruise-; Charleston visited the navy yard, which followed an excursion around the harbor on the light house tetuic. Wistaria. The reception eom mitk-' tad looked carefully after the wellbeing of the guests and the trip was a very pleasant event. At the navy yard full honors were paid the di~i im.wished head of the navy. A specially fitted ear was prepared for tic- party and they were wheeled over she grounds, visiting each of the build ings it; turn and the dry dock. Secre tary Bonaparte followed the govern ment work with keen and intelligent observation. Commandant Nickles ami fife engineers and inspectors of the navy yard were on hand to en li-hlcti the visitors about the work i'iic ‘■Tcfetary anc( officers of the ship scorned well pleased with all that they saw. Secretary Bonaparte did not hesitaio to express his interest and satisfaction in the construction of the ya-d, and his favorable comments were greatly appreciated by the Char lesion people in the party. The kindly criticism, coming on top of Admiral Bit-kins’ hearty commendation of the harbor and the ability of the largest battleships to enter the port, whoch is capable of sheltering scores of ships the land, proved a source of pleasure to those interested in the welfare of the port. Negrc Murderers Executed at Kings tree, S. C. t iicbia, S. C., Special.—John Burrows and Arthur Williams, two of (be three negroes convicted of the brnfai murder of Julian Wilson, a prominent citizen of Williamsburg county, were hanged. Robert Scott. . die (bird negro convicted of the same (•rime, has been respited for 30 days. Dividends by Dallas Mills. Pa-.aS Special.—At a meeting of the -K-kholders of the Morowebb rollon Mill Company Tuesday, the rcgtrkr 4 per cent, sehi-annual divi dend was paid, and Mr. J. B. White w as t Acted vice president and Mr. Fred Smyre, of Gastonia, a director p, succeed Mr. C. B. Armstrong. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Dallas s'otton Mill, on the same day, a 4 per cent, semi-annual dividend was f.p'd and the folowing gantlemen cie. ici directors: John O. Rankin. .1. (>. White and II. B. Moore, all of Gas'.onia. Sciious Fire at Pant-ha, W. Va. Roanoke, Va., Special.—Meagre re ports were received here that a fire is raging in the little town of Pan ther, McDowell county, W. Va. The u lerraph wires hav been burned and details of the conflagration are not ob tainable. The Ritter Lumber Com pany’s large plant is located at Pan ther, near the railroad depot, which building is believed to hays been des troyed. STATE'S TEXTILE STATUS Highly Interesting Document Issued by The Department of Labor and Printing. Raleigh. Spcial. — Commissioner A arner has issued the following sum mary as to cotton woolen and knitting mille in North Carolina: “The followin table indicates the present condition of the cotton, wool en, silk and knitting mills onw being operated in the State, 2S7 of these be ing represented. There appears to be a stron tendenee toward the consoli dation of textile institutions in sever al counties and a number of instances of the kind have occurred since the publication of the department report of 1M04. The reason assigned for this is scarcity of labor, a condition which is not confined to any particular sec tion of the State. A number of new mille have been constructed and are soon to be operated, but the list does not appeal- in this as it was impossible to obtain from these such information as the tables present. “The 287 mills reporting show au investment of $37,494,625. and the employment of 2,267,625 spindles, 45. 663 looms. 3,933 knitting machines iiuu .low ,uho iuu>r uuwtT, fill V nine per cent, have consumed 251,790, 884 pounds of raw material. Twenty one ]>er cent, to not report this feature of their business. Total number of employees reported by eighty-five per sent, of the mills is 44,222, of which 19,793 are males and 10,874 are fe male adults, and fifteen per cent, do not report the number employed: 113, 363 persons are dependant upon the mills for a livelihood; 8S per cent. of adults read and write, and 79 per cent of the children. “In response to the question with reference to children under twelve years of age working in the factories, 76 per cent, of the manufacturers answer in the negative, one per cent, in the affirmative and twenty-three per cent, express no opinion upon the subject. “The average number of hours con stituting a day's work is 10:4-5. High est average wages for men $2.07: low average for men 08 cents; highest average lot women 99: lowest wag es for children about 43 cents. Forty three per rent, of the mills pay wages weekly; forty-eight per cent, semi monthly; six per cent, pay monthly; one per cent, on demand and two per cent, do not report upon this matter at all. Sixty-nine per cent, report that wages have increased during the year; twenty-two per cent, say there has been no change, and nine per cent, do not answer the question. Fix ly se veil per cent, report financial condi tion of employes as being good: twen ty per cent, say it is fair: two per cent, sav excellent, and nine per cent, failed to respond to the inquiry. This summery has been prepared in two tables, showing first the mills by counties, year of incorporation, post office, capital stock, class and name of mill, name of officers or owners, capacity, power, hours worked, etc., while the other indicates class of goods produced, with number of em ploys, male and female, their condi tion intuiectualiy and financially and the amount of wages paid. The re port also tmbodies expressions of mill men with respect, to compulsory edu cation, the child labor law and other questions suggested in the original blanks sent out by the department of labor. North State Brevities. Governor Glenn has ordered Judge T. S. McNeil tb hold the Columbus county court in the absence of Judge C. M. Cook, who is detained at liis !\\' illnocc A Voluminous Document. Winston-Salem, Special.- -Register of Deeds Lindsay received a volmni noits document to be put on record. It is an agreement between the Nor folk i!i: Western Railway Company and a Philadelphia Trust Company for $1,000,000 for the purchase of live passenger locomotives, 500 box cars, 300 hopper cars and 17.5 steel coke ears. -- New Trust Company For Concord. Concord. Scepcial.—The .stockhold ers of (ho Southern Loan and Trust Company met and organized for busi ness. The following directors were elected: D. P>. Coltrane. W. C. Hous ton. J. P. Allison, W. R. Odell. E. P. Wharton, of Greensboro; Martin Hov er. J. F. Goodman, J. W. Cannon, -J. A. Cannon. P>. E. Harris, C. AY. Swink, W. AY. Clowe, Dr. R. S. Young, L. -T. Foil and AY. M. Smith. These, direc tors are leading business men and, under their direction, the new com pany cannot but succeed. 20 Per Cent. Increase. Morgauton. Special.—The stock holders of the First National Bank of Morgauton. held their regular annual meeting Tuesday and elected officers for 190(5. The affairs of the bank were found to be in excellent condi tion. as was shown by the report of their cashier, and the stockholders were well pleased with the business transacted during the year. The j books showed ail increase of 20 per cent, in the number of depositors. NORTH STATE NEWS Items of Interest Gleaned From Various Sections FROM MOUNTAIN TO SEASHORE -• Minor Occurrences of the Week of Interest to Tar Heels Told in Para graphs .. Charlotte Cotton Market. These figures represent prices paid to wagons Jan. 8. Good Middling'.1 1-4 Middling.11 1-8 Strict Middling.11 1-4 Good Middling.11 1-S Strict Middling tinges.11 Stains.. .11 1-2 @ 10 3-4 General Cotton Market. Galveston quiet. 11 1-2 New Orleans quiet.11 0-1(3 Mobile easy. 11 1-4 Savannah nominal. 11 1-4 Norfolk steady. 11 1-2 Baltimore nominal. .. 1158 New York quiet. 1180 Boston quiet. 11S0 Philadelphia. 1205 Houston easy. 11 1-2 Augusta steady.11 1-10 Memphis quiet.11 7-lli Memphis cmiei. (P z St. Louis steady. 11 5-8 Louisville tinn. 11 2-1 Tar Heel Items. The report of the North Carolina Grand Lodge of Masons shows only three lodges voluntarily surrendering the)' charters while new lodges were instituted in the various counties over the State. Charters were restored to each of the following- three lodges: Wake Forest No. 268 at Wake Forest; Linville No. 480. Montezunian, Mitch ell county; Mecklenburg Lodge No. 170, Davidson, Mecklenburg- county. The report further shows 15.528 mas ter Masons in North Carolina against 14,578 the year before. Other ii ft cr esting figures are 1.174 raised to the degree of Master Masons; 1,154 past. 1,250 initiated. Of deaths lliero were 242. exclusions 228, expulsions IS and 40 suspensions. Charters have been issued to the Richfield Manufacturing Company, at Richfield. Stanley county, 1). A. Frick. E. L. C. Miller and others being the stockholders. The company will manufacture from wood and iron, also farm products, capital stock $20,000 with $5,000 subscribed, another wood working industry is that of the Moore Furniture Company, at Lenoir, with a paid in capital of $25,000, which is subscribed by .1. C. Moore, .1. 1*. Cof fey and others in that section. Tho Corbitt Buggy Company, at Hender son, amends its charter by increasing the capital stock from $60,000 to $100,000. The officers of the com pany are: A. C. Zollineoffer, presi dent and R. J. Corbett, secretary. The legal aspect of the sensational shooting of John C. Dockery by po liceman Isaac W. Rogers in Raleigh last June came to an end in Wake county Superior Court, Judge George D. Ward, pronouncing judgment against the defemlan t for $50.00 and costs. The original bill of indictment was so amended as to charge secret assault at a hearing in July before a magistrate. Rogers was released on $5,000 bail. Dr. J. F. Miller, superintendent of the Eastern Hospital for the Insane at Goldsboro, died on Tuesday night Dr. Miller was an excellent, superin tendent as well as a splendid Chris I Kill luu-unui, mm nxj |.n u> v/ " in difficult to fill. Struck By Train; Fatally Injured Caroleeu, Special.—Mr. Burgess, a well-known magistrate, of this place, was fatally injured at, (lie Cliffside railroad junction, being struck by a passing train. The top buggy in which the old gentleman was riding was demolished; the horse was only slightly injured. It is feared that Mr. Burgess will not survive his injuries. Killed by His Friend. Washington, Special.—One of the saddest accidents that has ever taken place in this city occurred when Hart well Thompson, the 17-year-old son of Rev. L. E. Thompson, accidentally shot and killed his friend and play mate, David Nelms, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Nelms, of this city. It seems that Nelms had purchased a new pistol and he and young Thomp son were put in the yeavd trying it:. Thompson was holding the pistol and. in some way. it was discharged, the load taking effect in Nelm's head. The ball entered at the chin and. passing upward, pierced his brain. Suit By Ex-Convict. Charlotte, Special.—Through his attorney Brevard Nixon, Frank Mo Don. an ex-convict, has entered suit against P. A. Hartman and others of Rowan county, for alleged cruelties to hom while McDow was serving a sentence. He asks $5,000 damages, alleging that lie was forced to toil with a shovel about a month in mid winter until his hands were swollen | and terribly lacerated. NEW IMMIGRATION IDEA Secretary Bruner Believes the Sug gestion Slade by Dr. Mclver Would Solve the Immigration Problem. Raleigh, Special.—Secretary T. K. Bruner, of the North Carolina board of agriculture, has something’ to say regarding1 immigration into North Caro . .raehmrdl hrdlu shrdl rdd iviv Carolina, after having attended the meeting' of the Piedmont Association at Greensboro. When asked what in his judgment was the most helpful step taken or idea advanced at that meeting of free lands in North Caro lina. This was the suggestion of Dr. Charles D. Mclver, and his plans as outlined are about as follows: That land owners who have lands for sale and who want a colony of industrious people to settle about them so as to create a eommunly interest and to promote the sale of adjoining lauds, should unreservedly donate say ten acres upon something like the follow ing conditions: that the party accept ing them, would, on his part, agree to build a home and improve the prop erty by proper cultivation; and that he woud live upon it for a term of live years, with the understand 'lg that at any time during the five years the ad joining lands, ten twenty or thirty nacres, may be purchased at so much per acre. The price of the additional lands being fixed at the time the do nation is accepted, becomes really a part of the contract all;3 would pre clude any advance in the price during the live year period. Should the ten ant have the holding before the time, the improvements would become the property of the donor. “ For instance, a land owner having 40 acres for sale, values the land at 415 an aede—$000, for the lot. He proposes to give ten acres to a bona tide settler, who will build a home and occupy the land for live years. This small holding would enable the donoi to secure the part of the time of the tenant and his family, when the con ditions on his own farm demanded ex tra help. The tenant would soon want to expand and to acquire more prop erty. The donor having this in view lias already ottered the tenant the ad joining 20 acres at $20 an acre—thus making a total of $000—the original valuation of the 40 acres. •‘This plan appears to be the most effective form of advertising, since the great ambition of the white man is to own laud, and his own home and fireside. Several persons in the Greensboro meeting at once agreed in give lands on such conditions. There may he others who arc not members of the organization, and not even in territory who are willing’ to do the same thing. To all such the Department of Agriculture extends an invitation to record with it such lands and rliuss permit the Department to advertise such donations to all en quirers seeking a home in North Caro lina. This would draw to us many young men of ambition, whose ready money is only limited. Mill Officers Elected. Gastonia. Special. The stockhold ers of the Modena mills met in the oi tice of Ihe secretary and treasurer Monday afternoon and elected Air. L. L. Jennings vice president in place of Mr. J. 41. Craig, resigned. Air. S N. Boyce was elected a director in place of Air. Craig. Air. J. <). While was elected president and Air. 11. B. Moore secretary and treasurer. Messrs. H. It. Moore. J. O. While. L. L. Jenkins. J. U. Kennedy. T. L. Craig and II. B. Parker were elected directors. The Modena Company, in addition to spending $102,250.02 on plant extensions, paid a. 4 per cent, dividend last year. Lexington is having a mad dog craze. Seventeen dogs have been kill ed in the last few days, and the police force is still armed with shot guns for the purpose of canine destruction. Last Sunday a dog manifested mad ness near the cotton mills in west Lexington, and on bis way through town is said to have hi!ten 27 dogs in all. and was iinally killed. As yet only dogs have been bitten. Governor Glenn is being urged to commute to imprisonment for life the negro Jess Mitchell, of Bertie county, who is sentenced to be hanged on the 22nd of this month. Charters were issued last week to Ray-Good Co., Selma, for the conduct of a general merchandise bossiness, with R. L. Ray. C'. Goodwin and others as corporators; $5,000 is sub scribed out of $10,000 capitalization. Kelly Suspender Co..Fayetteville, was incorporated for $25,000, with $5,000 paid in. Y. F. Kelly and others are interested; the company will manu facture suspenders, garters and othei kindred goods. The twentieth annual meeting of the stockholders of the National Bank of High Point was held in the office o£ the bank. The report of the presi dent, Mr. VC. J. Armlield. Sr., was read, reviewing the operations of the bank for the past twenty years, it having been orgauizen March 13th. ISSli. The report disclosed the fact that the net profits obove all expen ses, taxes and losses, were $170,000, and that $102,000 had been paid out in cash dividends to the stockholders. Xew York City.—So many fancy blouses are of necessity closed at the back that it becomes a relief to the woman of practical mind to iiud a I fashionable one ’which can be closed at the front while it retains the es sential features of style and smart ness. Here is one that fulfills the con ditions and that takes one of the most I yards of banding to trim as illustrated in medium size. Mime*’ Eton With Vest. The jaunty etou coat is a favorite for the young girls as well as for the more mature women and is to be noted made in various styles. Here is one of the prettiest and that includes a narrow vest, a wide collar and quite novel sleeves. As shown it is made of dark red Venetian cloth combined with silk, while the trimming is straps of the material embroidered with simu lated button-holes and held by hand some buttons, but it. is an available model and can be utilized in various ways. Tlie vest and cuffs appro priately could be of velvet, of silk embroidered in some simple design, of the richer Mandarin embroideries or of cloth braided or. indeed, of almost any contrasting material that makes a good effect, while for the jacket it self all seasonable suitings are appro priate. The Eton is made with the plain hack, fronts that are cut in two por tions each and the vest. The vest is joined to the fronts and the closing made at the centre while the neck edge is finished with the collar. The sleeves can be either long, as illus trated, or cut. off in three-quarter length and allow a choice of scalloped or plain cuffs. DESIGN BY MAY MANTON. desirable of all forms, occupying a place midway between the severe shirt waist and the elaborate blouse. In the illustration it is made of a pretty, sim ple figured silk trimmed with banding and matches the skirt, but it also is adapted to the separate waist and will be found available for almost every tning seasonable. It is full below the yoke and must take soft folds, but this season so many fabrics are of the; "chiffon” order that in spite of that fact the list is long and generous. The shaped yoke and the deep pointed c-uffs make especially noteworthy features and could be of contrasting material if better liked. The waist is made with the fitted lining, which is optional, the yoke and the full fronts and back. These last are gathered and joined to the yoke and the waist is arranged over the lining, tire closing being made invisi bly at the centre. In this instance the plain stock is covered with a crush able one of chiffon, but the collar with- j out fulness has certain advantages : which are self evident. The sleeves j are full above the deep pointed cuffs j and are arranged over fitted linings, j The quantity of material required j for tlie medium size is four and one eighth yards twenty-one, three and one-quarter yards twenty-seven or two ' and three-quarter yards forty-four inches wide, with seven-eighth yards silk for belt and four and three-eighth Hand Bags. On some of the newest hand bags the handles are attached by means of tiny buckles. This is generally the case when there are double bandies, one on each side of the opening. The little envelope bags that are long and rather narrow, and have a strap along one side so that they may be slipped over the back of the hand, are very popular and for some reasons are more easily carried than the ordinary j hand bag. The quantity of material required for tlie medium size (sixteen years) is three and five-eighth yards twenty seven. one and seven-eighth yards forty-four or one and five-eighth yards fifty-two inches wide, with one yard A of silk for vest and enffs and live and one-half yards of banding. Pxtremely Popular. Girdles are so extremely popular that everybody seems to wear them, and keep a variety of them at hand, for the various garments with which they may be worn. Their popularity is due to tlie fact that they make the waist look small and graceful and the figure trim. A snug girdle gives a woman a more youthful figure than a loose low one; and the tight-fitting silk-girdle belts are certainly very neat and becoming.