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Committee Agrees to Report
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
Highly Interesting Document Issued
by The Department of Labor and
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
“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
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
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.
Items of Interest Gleaned From
Various Sections
Minor Occurrences of the Week of
Interest to Tar Heels Told in Para
.. 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.
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
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
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.
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
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.

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