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NGE 11 , OLD NORTH STATE NEWS Industrial Progress and y Personal Events of Public Interest Noted Mahone Needed No Sympathy How the Eccentric but Spirited Little Senator From Virginia Repelled ? the, Attack of Democrats Led, ' by Benjamin H. Hill. When Gen. William Mahone entered the United States senate from Vir ginia in March, 1881, he was already nationally famous as "the Hero of the Crater, a title which he gaine.d by his bravery as a Confederate general in the fighting that took place in and around Petersburg in the late winter of 1865. I General Mahone was sent to the senate by the faction of the Virginia (Democracy known as the readjusters, who favoTed a partial or conditional repudiation of the state debt. But co incident with the beginning of his term as senator he allied himself with the Republicans and was assigned a seat In the rear row upon the Republi can side of the chamber. ; He was an animated skeleton; a little over medium height, there seemed to be not an ounce of spare flesh upon his body. He had a bushy head of hair, large, da rk eyeB and a voice that was thin and piping, but nevertheless clear. And certain pecu liarities of dress accentuated his phys ical appearance. His shirt front was a lace frill and no man could exactly describe the kind of a collar which he wore. It seemed to be a combination of lace, turnover and old-fashioned stock. Instead of cuffs his wrists were covered with delicate draperies of .lace. He wore a waistcoat of peculiar make, double breasted, and drawn in tightly at the waist. His trousers seemed to be gathered at the waist, then swelling until they were of a balloon-like formation at the knees, they tapered down to a very tight adjust ment at the ankles. His coat was a sort of mixture of the military frock and the civilian frock coat. He always wore a military soft felt hat. Angered by his allegiance with the Republicans, some of the senators upon the Democratic side, especially from the south, decided to make at tacks upon Mahone soon after he had entered. the senate. ) Senator Benja ."k HjjKill of Georgia was chosen to 5thJ assault. Hill possessed a utpat seemed to sound the dia- ! ?h tin man voral utterance. In tures and in the manner iiT e wore his hair, he reminded e of : the familiar portraits of John C. Calhoun. He was a man of dauntless courage, and he it was who told General "'Lee that if the south es tablished independence Lee would be the successor' of Jefferson Davis as president of the Confederacy. . The day came for the forensic bat tle between Hill and Mahone. The gal leries were crowded. Every senator ; who was in Washington was In his place. Senator Hill began the attack and It was a fierce, although entirely par liamentary onslaught. He intimated that Mahone was betraying the party with which he had always been allied, was faithless to the interests of. the south and had been lured by unwor thy ambition. When Mahone began to reply he ad vanced down the aisle until he stood directly facing Senator Hill. His was the most extraordinary personality ever seen upon the floor of the sen ate. In spite of themselves senators could not help smiling at the eccen tricity of that personality. ' But they forgot their smiles when, shaking an attenuated and bony finger, to the accompaniment of the waving lace that surrounded his wrist, Mahone, Instead of defending himself, made vigorous counter-attack upon H11L Late that afternoon Senator Ma hone, with Senator John P. Jones of Nevada, reached his hotel in Wash ington General Mahone found his little daughter, who was about twelve years of age, awaiting him in the par lor. The child was plainly frightened. She had heard that there had been a desperate battle in the senate be tween her father and Senator Hill. She rushed to her father, overjoyed to find him safe. Then her fear cairn back to her. "Papa," she asked, anx iously, "the papers say that Mr. Hill and some other senators are bound to destroy you. What are you going to do?" -! " ;' "Well, you can ask Senator Jones, who has come, home with me," Sena tor Mahone replied soothingly, as he held the child in his arms. "He tells me that I waltzed oyer to the south ern side of the senate and couldn't find a. partner, so I had to do my, dancing all alone. And I did." "But what are you going to do, papa, if they attack you again?" the little girl asked,, tremulously. Senator Mahone cuddled his daugh ter to his breast. He smiled tender ly. Then he answered: "Well, in the army, I always knew how to take care of myself and my command in the face, of the enemy, and I tell you now, my little girl, that your papa will know how to take care of himself in. the senate. w Now, run and , get ready for dinner." v Comforted by his words, the child went happily away. But her father never had an opportunity to take care of himself, for not again was he at tacked. (Copyright, 1911. by E. J. Edwards. All Rights Reserved.) Mrs. Stowe Helped Florida She Was the First Northern Person to Draw World-Wide Attention to That State's Magnificent Cli mate and Opportunities. In the mid-spring of 1S83, I was a passenger upon a steamboat scheduled to run from Jacksonville, Fla., up the St. John's river to Stanford, located at the end of steamboat navigation on the river. To make the trip required a journey lasting from about seven o'clock in the evening until noon the next day. Among the passengers was E. K. Foster, Jr., son of a distin guished lawyer of New Haven, Conn., who was in his early life a very prom inent Republican and a warm personal friend of Abraham Lincoln's. E. K. Foster, Jr., was 'one of the pioneers, so to speak, who went from the north to Florida soon after the close of the Civil war. He foresaw the possibili ties of Florida jis an -orange produc ing state ana naa maae a venture an orange plantation. Around Mr. Foster, on the steamer's deck, collected a number of the pas sengers, who were much interested as he pointed out various orange groves that lined the banks of the river, told of their ownership and spoke of some of the difficulties which the early de velopment of the orange growing busi ness in Florida had met with. "But the most interesting by far of the orange groves, upon the river," Mr. Foster said, "is one that is locat ed near Mandarin. . I never see it without thinking of the extraordinary significance associated with its own ership. It is the -grove that was bought by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Within it stands her winter home, or did as long ago as her health and that of her husband. Professor Stowe, per mitted them to make the journey ev ery winter from New England to Flor ida. H "The special significance to which I refer lies in the fact that Mrs. Stowe was really the first person of the north to fix the attention of the north upon the magnificent winter climate of Florida and the opportunities that were opening to that state "to engage in successful rivalry with the West Indies and with Italy for command of the market in the United States, for oranges. "Others came to Florida from the north before Mrs. Stowe did; it is my recollection that she bought the orange ; grove and built the , house which stands in its center abdhit 18 the national, the t in Paragraphs. causet :hoIce'Xr"iorida i j.l, win ter reslflende, and. her enthusiastic be-, lief in (the future of the state as aiT oranaar producing region, to fix atten tion upon Fiorina. "Her venture here, too, was one of Raleigh. Governor Kitchin deliver ed the address at the graduating ex ercises of the Virginia Military in stitute at Blaksburg, Va. . Monroe. The County Bankers' asso ciation will hold its annual conven tion at Wrightsville Beach on the 9th and 10th of August. Nashville. Three negroes, Arthur Taylor, John Sample, both charged with larceny, and J. G. Little, charged with burglary, made their escape from the Nashville jail. , Asheville. Citizens here made CoL Lusk a present of a silver water pitcher in token of their appreciation of his vigorous prosecution of viola tors of the prohibition laws. Greensboro. A one-armed negro man almost succeeded in kidnapping a blind colored woman from the coun ty home. The blind woman was very much disappointed that her elopement plans were frustrated by the officers. Raleigh. J. P. Smith, of Fayette ville, has been promoted from First lieutenant, Company B, Third infan try, Raleigh, to captain in the ord nance department of the Third regj ment. Washington. Commander E. A. Anderson of the gunboat Yorktown, having passed his examination for promotion, will become a captain June 14. He is a native of Wilming ton. Newton. Catawba has improved her roads no little by the contract system and the "bug" is at work. Talk" of using the 20-cent road tax to carry a bond issue is being heard more and more. Farmville. The two little two-year-old children of Capt. Reddin Smith and Mr. Robert Barrett ate a box of matches each, and were only saved from death by the heroic work of the doctor. Greensboro. Five thousand dollars worth of electric signs are to be con structed at an early date in equipping the Proximity, Revolution arid White Oak mills. The electric lights will be so arranged as to show at a long distance the names of the mills. Wilmington. Dr. Charles T. Nes bitt, elected city superintendent of health, is to receive a salary of $2, 000 a year and will have an assis tant who will receive $900 a year. Both are to give their entire time to. the work of the city. . Oxford The Singing Class! from the Oxford orphanage has started' on Its fcecond t tour. - The demand foxthe Id entertainment owhicr lese : tsr j MtLIOli DOLLAR DAK CLAIM vOMPLAINT IN SUIT OF WARE- ' KRAMER VS. AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY. ARE WITHOUT RUftAL ROUTES Washington Postoffice Department Not Extending Rural Service as Fast as Desired. LJRsDi ILLEGAL METHOD CHARGED Raleigh. Petitions for the estab lishment of routes to be served from the following points "have never been, acted' upen by the postoffice depart ment at Washington. Aberdeen, Ad die, Aulande-r, Bear Creek, Bladen boro, Bridgewater, Brewers, Carbon ton, Carpenter, Chapel Hill 2, Choco winity, Cid 2, Clarendon, Clayton, Brilliant and Distinguished Array of j Cofield, Columbia, Denton, Elizabeth- ... i n . . . j rs 1 mud. rail Uiuu, i' tu iixcx , Counsel on Both Sides Judge Con- - ' ' a orest uiry, , uranaview, uamiet, nor Looks to Comfort of Jury Four J Hillsboro, Jackson Springs, Knight- dale, McGrady, Maiden, Margaretts ville, . Marion . 2, Mebane, Mechanic, Merry Mount, Mica, Nebo 3, Newbern, Raleigh. The complaint in the suit 1 North Wilkesboro, Norwood, Par- year,! month Le mot dverti .Optr : l .fitty Weeks in Jury Box. of Ware-Kramer company va. Ameri- mele, Pelham, Raeford, Ranger, Red Snrines. Richfield. Richlands. Ridee- can Tobacco company, on trial here, way Riverdaie ROSman, Round recounts a long series of acts on the j Peak, Roxboro, Roxobel, Shalotte, part of the American Tobacco com pany, designed to destroy the plain tiff as a competitor, including the sub stitution of A. ,X. company goods for Siler City 2, Sauls, Staley, Stovall, Tomahawk, University, Wadesboro, Warrenten, Weaverville, Wests MilL Wilkesboro, Winston-Salem, Wise. Considerable complaint has been Ware-Kramer goods in a shipment, of I made . that the department was not several car loads of cigarettes to extending the ruial service as fast as was desired. Thousands of families . a - ... in North Carolina living in the rural I A WWA . f.F AWA ..AA'W 1 j . . - .. - ...... . U19U1US, W11U a,l C C11L1L1CU IU I tv:ci V o their mail daily, arer not doing so be cause of Mr. Hichcock's "economy" program. goods but their agents claim to have found later that it was American to bacco goods that actually reached the jobbers and with which the trade was supplied. What became of the Ware Kramer goods does not appear. Also there is the W. M. Carter incident in which Carter, who is a party de fendant in the suit, is charged with having gotten into the Ware-Kramer business as a stockholder and manager of the sales department and systemat ically worked to decrease the pres tige and sales of the Ware-KrameJ company by taking men from terri tory where they had built up trade and forced them into new territory and .by circulating damaging reports about the affairs of the Ware-Kramer LLS Life Worth Living in Moore. That the Dewberry, crop in the Hoffman section of Moore county will this season be especially succesful is the enthusiastic declaration of J. W. Butler of Hoffman, who. is exten sively interested in this comparative ly new industry thereabouts. - The prices on the northern markets, he says, are holding well up to $5 per crate and it looks ' as if the .'market will hold up to this for the whole sea son. Mr. Butler says lands - in his section have increased in value the TJn.Rt. ffiw VAfirs ho that fnstoaH nf nn company. The American Tobacco com-J ,nv ,v t ,n . . , .1 market for them at 50 cents per acre. they are bringing readily now from pany denies all these charges and sets up - the further contention that the things charged in the main if they transpired, as alleged, were more than two years prior to the institution of the suit and are, therefore, barred by fli IN' 1 No. 1 eeasb m. So. 2 ylsboi No. 1 No. I illsbo No.-" oltlab' , mV No No. No. Fro tevery night. J Alice attert tivea. j. the " 1 Sure weel last docV Etid $15 to $75 per acre. Eastern Star Lodge Acts Nobly. The North Carolina Grand Chapter of the Order nf thp TasstrTi fitar a A. the statute of limitations controlling joumed to meet next year in Hender- sc-nville. The officers for the coming eom HiU BOOl sucn matters. Appearing as counsel for the plaintiff are C. C. Daniels, P. A. Woodward, F. D. Swindell, of Wilson; N. T. Green, of Norfolk; F S. Spruill, of Rocky Mount. Cpun sel for the defendants are Junius f the year were elected and installed and an.; official; estimate showed the; amount pledged to the Masonic and Eastern Star Home at Greensboro to have bpen Sl.OftO. This a Parker and W R. Perkins, of New pledged in a snort while, and the . ' York; F. L. Fuller, of Durham; H. I nllHtroa fr.nm S1 frt Krtn G. Connor, Jr., of Wilson; and Ay- The appointive: officers are: Grand 4sjjpjL-,K - wmsxon.. oi. itaieiKn. - tsoLii i :uino ,iif. u..t j lvir37 SIfaSjy Swfeat? Grafid ISo- headed I )-v, 0f . mW t.oHq ' n.nitvkT?- nni A Elector,; Mrs. Eugenia Taft ; Grand state divJ BdinVwjslj D. "Ware, of Richmond instead of two, J p - the AVare-Kramer company, . . v r i ... ... ... v Raleigh. Rev. R. Pefby Eubanks, nere ior tne inai. I Warden, Mrs. Annie Hale; Grand Sen- bo has been assistant rector of Judge Connor assured the jury of j titel, L. F. Fetnries ; Grand . Chaplain, 'hrist church nnrish and nriet in nis intention to iook as wea as was it. tvt rAvmor- nrond nwaniot tvhco the nrst or the proofs offered to the J feharge at St. Zavier's chapel, has rossibie to the comfort -.and conven- Laura M. Jones;' Grand Marshal. B, uuuutijr aim iu wurm at iarKe mat acceptea me rectorship of Trinity lence oi tne jury aurmg tne tnree i F Edwards ; Fraternal Correspon- ultimately mere wouia De complete n church, Statesville, and will assume or tour weefcs oi trial anead ot tnem deat MrSr Annie E. Bynum reconciliation Detween tne nortn ana i his duties in Statesville the first Sun- and insisted .-that the jurors must Edmunds Broke Rule for Him Si- Great Senator From Vermont Never Asked Patronage Except in the Case of George P. Marsh, First American Minister to Italy. When the state of Vermont was rep resented in the United States senate by Justin S. Morrill, who was the fath er of the first protective tariff law adopted by the Republican partyand by George F. Edmunds, . now eighty three years of age,' it had the unique reputation of living up to the ideal of senatorial duty. Neither of the two senators, during their service of thirty-one and twenty-five years respect ively, took the slightest interest in matters of political patronage, except In one instance. They were not only willing that questions of patronage should be left to the members of the lower house who represented Vermont; they insisted upon it. In this connec tion it is interesting to note that the second and third elections of Senator Edmunds' by the Vermont-' legisla ture came without a line or . corre spondence or a word of personal com munication by or from him. . In new order to explain the excep tion that Senator Edumands made in his rigid rule regarding his non-partici patlon in the question of patronage, there should be a brief recital of a little political history. The new and united Wngdom of Italy had been perfected between 1859 and 1861. One of the first diplomatic questions brought to the attention of President Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward was this: Who, in all the United States, is the best qualified to serve as the first min . Irter from the United States to the United Kingdom of Italy? Secretary Seward was persuaded that a man of scholarly attainments, .s well as of some political activity, should be ap pointed, and in line with this opinion he finally recommended to President Lincoln the name of George P. Marsh of Vermont. During most of the for ties, Mr. Marsh had been a member of congress, from which he had re-. signed to become minister resident at Constantinople; he had traveled ex tensively in Europe, and at. the time of Mr. Lincoln's advent t6 the pres idency, had gained a wide reputation as an author and a '.'scholar. Im pressed by Secretary Seward's line of reasoning and his recommendation, Mr. Lincoln nominated Mr. Marsh as minister to Italy, in spite of the fact that there were a good many out-and- out politicians who were anxious for the appointments. - " ' .' From 1861, until his death in 1882, Mr. Marsh remained in Italy as the American minister. His diplomatic service as minister was the longest at tained by any citizen of the United States. . Grant, at the beginning of each of his administrations, and Hayes ? the beginning of his, were beset by the political friends of this or that poli tician ready to serve his country as minister to Italy. But it was always found that Senator Edmunds, breaking his rule not to ask for patronage, had ; sooner reached the ear of the president and secretary of state than any of the applicants for the mission. Following the inauguration of Gar field, the pressure became unusually heavy on the president to name anoth er than Mr. Marsh to represent us at the Quirinal; among other arguments advanced the president was told that Mr. Marsh had been minister to Italy for twenty years, that that was honor enough for any man, and he ought to be willing to retire. , At the height of this pressure Mr. Edmunds for the third time disregarded his policy touching patronage and said a few words to the president in behalf of his old friend and relative by marriage. George P. Marsh. These words were sufficient; Mr. Marsh remained as min ister until his death the following year. And when he died all Italy unit ed in testimonials appreciative of his service not only as minister, but as a scholar who was familiar with the Italian history and language, and last but not least, as a man. the south anil that it would be "due in large pan to tne aeveiopment or tnei resouifces of the south br1eans of northern capital. " "When it became known that Mrsl Stowe had bought this orange grov many persons in the north said she would be likely to suffer a gi deal in the way of social ostracism and by various other manifestations which would show that in the south she was looked upon as one of tht fomenters of the Civil war through the publication of 'Uncle Tom's Cab in.' Mrs. Stowe, however,-had not the slightest apprehension on this score She said she knew the people of the south, was conscious of the fact .thai they were warm-hearted, generous anf broad-minded, and so felt no anxiety "She. met with exactly the receptior she expected. She was welcomed b the people of Florida. She was treat ed with "respect and :after a while there was general acknowledgment oi the fact that by coming to Florida, by thus calling attention to the possi bilities of the state as an orangi growing community, she turned the tide in the state from the ebb of de spair and demoralization towards the flood of prosperity which within a few years came to it. But it is a little singular, isn't it, that Harriet Beecher Stowe, the au thor of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin should have been the one person in all the United States to do that?" (Copyright, 19U. by E. J. Edwards. All Rights Reserved.) 4. (Copyright, 1911. by E. J. Edwards. Rights Reserved.) The Masterful Borrower. -Yes," sighed gentle little Mrs. WI1 dur, "1 do wish Mrs. Nerbett wasn't quite such a masterful woman about borrowing. I do need my irons so much." "Won't she send them back?" asked the sympathetic caller. "No, she won't. What was it she said when you went for 'em today. Marl elda?" "I spoke just as easy to her and said: 'Good morning, Mis' Nesbitt. Ma says could she have the irons, a little while? She's making a dress; and needs 'em to press.' And she answered me just as shortand said: "fNo, she can't! And you tell y0Ui ma that she knows perfectly well that pressing a dress, which I doubt it she's making one at all, isn't half as important as doing a family washing and ironing, and not to send me any more such foolish messages, either.' ' "I reckon I shall have to make ou without them," sadly Concluded Mrs Wildur. Youth's Companion. - ; steer clear of undue influences in this case and consider- the evidence presented . without , regard to who plaintiff or defendant are. He gave notice that if there should come to his attention any effort by anyone to influence the jurors he will deal with them to the limit of the law as w I i . i i i l . arrested last month, bkd never been sucn an onense wouia ue. especially have three teachers. hufnro a TTnitoH Qtaaa bnv.r.i- nltot. inSUIieraDle. it is said that he hasj been making blockade liquor practicklly all of his life. - I " Salisbury. The Southiide reel team day in July. He goes to succeed Bev. E. A. Osborne, who eces" to Char lotte, i Asheville. Among the arrests made in May by the officers fqi violation or tne revenue laws v&s the famous Quill Rose of Swain j county. . Quill Rose is 70 years of kge and, until Tfti S ir A it s Franklin Voting Tax Districts. v Information comes to - the. state de, partment of education from' Superin tendent R. B. White of the Franklin county public schools that another local tax district has just been voted by the people. .It is for Cedar creek district and the improved schools will w z Tobacco Very Sorry in Pitt. ' Auto Licenses Must be Renewed. stafp SPtiatnr r r rwfrm Af pi This is the month for the renewal I county, says that the outlook in his ot the licenses and registrations of section is for only about a third of a crop of tobacco. The lack of rain antnmnViiloo in fhia etato nnH it is oc' of this city, which mad such splen-1 tima:ted there wm have o be uiu leuuiua a,t iue tnanune tourna ment, bringing home a goodly amount of prize money, is to go to Columbia next month to attend the South Caro lina State Firemen's association and will , enter the inter-State reel races and anticipate giving the Palmetto boys something to think -'about. : not less than 20,000 entries of one sort and another in the department of state before this work is over. There are 2,596 automobiles register ed and all of these will have to pro- prevented the successful - transplant ing of the tobacco plants. While it has been very dry, owing to the ex ceptionally thorough preparation of lands, there has been nothing like the damage by drought to other crops cure renewals before July 1 or be0ne would ordinarily expect he says. subject Jo penalties, . rne numDering startea at iuu ana snere is one nam-1 wndpshnrn Mr t t mot-Hti Statesville. The good roads county fher1313 that was canceled 'for an 1 in or, t farrw Qrwi0 advisory board, .composed of one man automobile owner in Charlotte and an- this county, while riding home, ac- from each township selected by the voters at the time of the bond elec-' tion last -month, when $400,000 was voted for road improvement, has In structed the county commissioners to otner and more lucky . numoer sud- l comDanied bv his wife and children. stituted alter the machine had killed jwas shot at five times with a pistol one person and happened, to a num-iai0ng the road by Will Allen, a young ber of other serious mishaps. Whatwhite man. Mr. Martin, turning: made the number 1313 more objec- j around to see what the trouble was. was again shot at five times. Mr. Mar- employ Civil Engineer W. S. Fallis, of ;tionable to the gentleman to whom it riduiLimion, as county engineer to ;was allotted was the fact that the superintend the road building as nro- rosHstmtinn wns mA anfl th iwtjsa vided in the road bond bill. issued on a Fridav. Wilmington. Plans and sDecifica- tiens for the erection of the hand- Grand Lodge Officere Eastern Star. uiii uunumg py tne Church of the The Grand Lodge of . the Eastern tin secured a pistol and overtook Allen, and after disarming him gave him a well-deserved thrashing. Good Shepherd has been received and it is thought that work on the build ing will be begun in a short time and the house of worship ready for oc cupancy within six months Charlotte. One hundred and twelve ! young men who are seeking to llrac tice medicine in North Carolina" as sembled at O'Donoghue hall to Uake the final examination before the state Police Seized 10,000 Gallons Liquor. At Henderson ville the nolice raid. Star, in sixth annual session here, ed a store room on the main business elected Mrs. Sallie M. " Boettcher,; thoroughfare and seized 10,000 gallons Elizabeth City, grand matron; Dr. S. 0f liquor. The alleged proprietor of H. Lyle Franklin, grand patron; Mrs. the place, O. N. Carson, it is said, Florence R. Wilcox, Halifax, as so- i. hut the aeent of th real nwnr ciate grand matron; Rev. J. W." Row- ell, Wingate, associate grand pa tron; Mrs. Mary C. Weatherly, Frank linville, grand secretary; Mrs. Emma of the "wet goods.' Mrs Kate Tavlor. Winston: erand North Carolina were represented Iconductress, and Miss- Vallie Sanders, among the young men. . . , Q!C!ociate grand conductress. Lexington. The Woman's Mission ary Society of western North Caro Annual Meeting Builders Exchange. f Una conference closed the greatest ' The annual meeting . of the Buitd- annual meeting in its history witH ;f,rs' Exchange will be held at Wrights- jeiecticn or officers. . The society; will Viile Beach, July 3. Mr. J. A. Jones meet next year with the First Meth- !'of. Charlotte is president of the ex- .uuist cnurch of Gastonia. I. . i,Tiee:- Mr. N. unaerwooa oi uur- Spring Hope. W. S. Pounds. beinU hm vice president, and Mr. E. P. taken from Pawtucket,. , R. I., tc Tingley of Charlotte, secretary and Tampa, Fla., charged withhiganiy, es X treasurer. IVIr. James R, McClam caped from a Seaboard train through )roch of Greensboro is chairman of the the. window at Norlina and was cap- I! entertainment committee and will tured at Spring Hope by Chief oi have charge of the . social side of Police Stallings. George A. Bell, the the convention. The exchange has Tampa officer, reached Spring .Hop invited the South Carolina exchange a few minutes after Pounds. , to meet with them. Road From Salisbury to Monroe. ; Capt. R. P. Henry, of Winston, B. Siler, Siler City, grand treasurer; Salem, chief engineer, with a corps of assistants are ousy making a pre liminary survey of the proposed rail read from Salisbury to Monroe. Special Court for Blind Tigers. Judge Daniels is directed by Gover nor Kitchin to convene a special term of criminal court in Durham July 17 to continue one. week for the special purpose of trying 39 blind tiger cases that have accummulated through the sensational crusade the officers made against liquor selling in the Bull City some time ago. Catawba Wheat Crop Very Good. The Catawba wheat crop, admitted on all sides to be the best in years, will all be harvested this week. '