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THE NEWS FROM THE OLD NORTH STATE AND 111 CAPITAL?
OUR RALEIGH' CORRESPONDENCE A Murderer Sentenced to Death Asks for Now Trial. A DYING DECLARATION Word on (he Uelbodtnt ? -lingc Delayod by 8le>inoi?-i L ...overti* or Employ od n Lobby i*i--aonie Iu ?liraOtlVO Acrloullural Ntntlatlca nepnbllcniiB Itogln to Look for Cou votitloii - l Iio StnflT of Colonel ArinUcliT. Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 20.?In the Supreme Court yesterday thero was argument In the oase of J. J. Jefferson, the murderer of Copt. Calvin Barnes, near 'Wilson. Jefferson ambushed Barnes and shot him as he sat in his buggy with his two little sons. Ab he was dying Barnes said to one of his sons: "Ned, have Jefferson arrested." The lower court promptly convicted Jefferson and sentenced him to death, but he asked for a new trial. There is a .new point in this case, the Attorney General says, this being -whether a proof of this dying declaration of the father to the son is comoetent. The Attorney-General argued that It -was direct evidence of Jefferson's guilt and put it upon the ground of motive, for Jefferson and Barnes had had words on the morning of the day o? the murder. But apart from all this, the confession ?which Jefferson made in the station house here to a newspaper reporter was ample, the Attorney-General argued. In the confession Jefferson rather exulted in his crime. Feeling has always been strong against him and he was brought here to save him from lynching. THE METHODIST ORPHANAGE. As yet no work has been done on the buildings at the Methodist Orphanage here, owing to the sickness of Rev. J. W. Jenkins, but the trustees say that by June 1 they will have quarters ready for 100 orphans. The Methodists in the State raised $1,500 for the or? phanage on Thanksgiving Day, those of Goldsboro contributing $510 of this Gum. EMPLOYED AS' LOBBYIST. 'The tNews and Observer snys: One of tlie most remnrkablo items In Gover? nor Russell's "Lawyer's Fees Account," published in this paper lant week is that ?ettlng forth that Marsh Mott was paid $200 for services rendered in the case against S. Otto and J. W. Wilson, railroad commissioners. This was $200 paid for lobbying against tho Wilsons, for Mott appeared here at the last Legislature In no other capacity than bs a lobbyist, and It is well known that ho lobbied vigorously ngalnst the Wilsons. AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS. To-day chapter 1 of the report of B. JR. Lacy, Labor Commissioner, was sent to the printer. It covers agricultural statistics. Among the features is a table of averages compiled from re? ports made by representative farmers from all counties up to September 15 of this year, and, the prices given may not be exactly the average for January 10, 1900, when the rcportwill be issued. The average wages of farm laborers the report states to be, per month: Men, $8.91; women, $5.27; children, $8.58. In addition to wages rations to the value of $8.82 and house, pasture, garden, etc., to the vabue of $2.63 are furnished, bringing the nverage up to $15.3C for men. The cost of the principal crops Is as follows: Bale of cotton (500 pounds), $24.30; bushel of wheat, Cl cents; corn, 41 cents: oatSr-29-ccnts; 100 pounds to? bacco, $6.91. The selling prices are ?blven as: Wheat, 78 cents; corn, 51 cents; oa.ts, 39 cents; tobacco, $7.71; cobton, 6% cents per pound, or $34.37 per bale. tfSHE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. Republicans are now beginning to look for a call for a meeting of the State committee to name a time and place for the next State committee. Some think it ought to be called Im? mediately and fix its convention date Independent of Jhe PopulIstB. Others hold a very different view. They say the Republicans this year must become the tall to the Populist kite or soon there'll be no such kite. They favor holding a convention after the Populist convention and simply endorsing what it docs. The Republicans Will, therefore, hardly meet until they decide where they are cut; As this will not be till the Populists take some action, the Republican committee meeting need not be looked for until some time in February. COL. AsRMFIELD'S STAFF. Col. J. F. Armfleld of the First Regi? ment North Carolina State Guard, sent the Adjutant General a list of his staff and they were accordingly commis? sioned by Governor Russell. The staff is as follows: MaJ. and Surgeon, Charles J Jordan, of Ashevllle. Capt. and Quartermaster, Charles C. Bunch, of Raleigh. First Lieut, and Commissary of Sub elstace, George L. Lyon, of Durham. First Battalion adjutant W, Watson, of Salisbury. First Battalion adjutant, Arthur W. Freeman, of Waynesvllle. First Battalion adjutant, James L. Watson, of Salisbury. First Battalion adjutant, Henry Page, of Charlotte. Capt. and Surgeon,* Baxter R. Munter, of King's Mountain. Liiijut. and Surgeon, R, C. Lee, of Cunton. ELIZABETH CITY. ? TWENTY YEARS IMPRISONMENT? OTHER COURT CASES? HYMENEAL. Elizabeth City, N. G., Dec. 20.?In the case of the State against Noah Grey, colored, the Jury returned a verdict of guilty of murder In the second degree. After the witnesses for the State had been examined the attorney for the de Cense had a consultation with the pro secutlng attorney and offered to sub? mit the case, which'was agreed to. Mr. Aydlett made a very sympathetic plea for his client and. was responded to by Mr. "Walch for the State. The Judgcjiejitenced Grey to the State prison for twenty years. In the case' of the Shanon heirs against IjL F. Lamb for the possession of property on Mathews street, where the public building Is to be erected, the court ruled In favor of the defense on every point of law raised. Miss Eulalle Willis, of New Bern, Is In the city visiting the family of Mr. W. C. Dawson, on Culpepper street. Yesterday, In the Superior Court, William Smith, colored, plead guilty of stealing a pair of pants and was sen? tenced to eight months In the county Jail. Cornelus Wiggins, colored, was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and given four months in the county Jail. Tho "Town Topics," which appears here next Thursday night, December 28th. comes highly recommended as a side-splitting performance. Married yesterday evening at South Mills, by the Bev. J. B. Ferebee, Mr. William Moody Gregory, of this place, to Miss Mary Forbes, of the former place. Mr. Gregory is one of our city's most popular young men. edenton. Eden ton, N. C, Dec. 20.?Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Moss, of Newport News, are In town on a visit to relatives. Edltor Horton, of the Courier, visit? ed-Hertford this week. Mr. John P. Hall, of the Norfolk Mar? ble Works, is In our little city on busi? ness. Mr. Mat White, of Hertford, 1b on our streets this week. Mlstlelce and holly are hoing shipped from here In quantities to the Northern markets. The funeral services of the late Mrs. Joseph W. Sprulll took Qlace at St. Paul's Church at 3 o'clock yesterday, conducted by Dr. Robert Drane, In the presence of a number of friends and relatives of tho deceased. The Inter? ment was In Beaver Hill Cemetery. CLEVELAND'S COUSIN. INITIATED INTO MYSTERIES OF WAR TAX. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-PIlot.) Asheville, N. C, Doc. 20.?Job Cleve? land, a cousin of ex-President Grovcr Cleveland, was Initiated Into'the mys? teries of the war tax In the ofllce of Internal Revenue Collector Harklns to7 day. The old man is a manufacturer of wine and loads a secluded life in Bun? combe county. For some time reports have come to Collector Harklns* office that Mr. Cleve? land was violating the revenue law by falling to aflix a stamp to each bottle he put uo. The collector wrote the old gentleman asking him to come in and make an explanation. To-day Cleveland slated to the collector that he had heard nothing of the new law to raise money for prosecuting the war, and he had gone on Innocently violating the I law. He made out a'statement of back tux due. paid the amount and bought a supply of stamps for future use. Another Conspirator Surrenders (By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.) Savannah, Gn? Dec. 20.?M. A. Con? nolly, former private secretary to Cap? tain O. M. Carter, arrived here to-day from Havana and gave bond In $1,000 for his appearance before the United States District Court. Connolly was recently Indicted in connection with John F. Gaynor, E. F. Gaynor, B. D. Green, O. M. Carter and others for con? spiracy to defraud the Government of large sums of money in connection with contracts for tho improvement of Sa? vannah river and harbor and Cumber? land Sound. National Park Chartered. fBv Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PlIot.) Raleigh, N. C, Deo. 20?The Stale has chartered the Appalachian National Park Association. ' with headquarters at Asheville. It is for the promotion and maintenance by the United States or a national parle and forest preserve in the Soulhern Apnalachain Moun? tains. George S. Powell Is president Among the vice-presidents are Benton McMilltn, J. Skelton Williams, John R. Proctor, J. C. S. Blackburn, Clark Howell, A. J. Candler and Prof. Cor bett. Fighting for Mileage Books. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 20. ? The Travelers' Protective Association Is working hard to have mileage books restored on railroads In this State, with prospects of success. They were taken off two years ago, and the traveling men have been lighting the question ever since. To Prohibit Horse Racing. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Montgomery. Ala., Dec. 20.?The law "to prohibit bookmaklng or pool sell? ing on horse racing nnd other forms of gambling" was decided constitu? tional by the Supreme Court to-day. This will put a stop to horse racing In this State. A Denial. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot.) Miami. Fla., Dec. 20.?State Health Officer Porter has Issued a card deny? ing that the State Board has asked the United-States Mnrlne Service at Ha? vana to disinfect certain klnda of goods of tourists there. Cattle Quarantine Established. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, D. C, Dec. 20.?The Sec? retary of Agriculture to-dny Issued the annual order, effective January 1 next, establishing a Federal quarantine ngainst splenetic or Southern fever ntnongcnttle. ?A Grant Bifsdusr," Buys Mr. J. rook'. Mr John S. Cook, of Atlanta, Ga., a great sufferer from dyspepsia and indi? gestion, writes: ?T have been suffering with dyspepsia for ten yeais. I begnn taking Tyner's Dyspepsia Remedy and gained fifteen pounds In thirty days. It ia a great bles? sing. I can eat supper, go to bed and sleep like a babe?something I could not do before. JOHN S. COOK." Price 50 cents a bottle, at all druggists; or sent for price, express paid; by Tyner Dyspepsia Remedy Co., 45 Mitchell street, Atlanta, Oa. . Send Five Cents In Stamps, to pay post? age, for sample, FREE. New Story Reintroducing Private Ortherisj the first short story written by Mr. Kipling since his illness. In the Christmas Number of (OF PHILADELPHIA/ ' ? , . ? .1 An illustrated weekly magazine, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1728. m ft A Double Number Colored Cover by Henry H?tt Beautifully Illustrated and Printed. No increase in price?5 Cents the Copy Letters from Bill Nye, with Some Anecdotes By major james B. POND The Humor of the House of Commons By justin McCarthy, m. p. The Ministry of Kindness By ian MACLAREN The Perilous Business of Stocking a Menagerie By W. C. COUP Why the Confederacy Failed By JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS Christmas Poems By EDWIN MARKHAM MARY E. WILKINS FRANK L STANTON Christmas Stories "Publick Occurrences" that are. Making Mistery and Men and Women of the Hour %} In early numbers will appear two important papers: ' ? Trusts and Corporations fj\ and Crises En Congress, by c THE SATURDAY EVENING POST gained a round hundred thousand subscribers and buyers in one year past. Its total circulation is nearing two hundred thousand paid. Your newsman will supply you regu? larly at S cents the copy, or we will mail it direct every week for five months on receipt of One Dollar. THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA, PA. mm & WALLER 12-18 PLUME ST. Contractors'ft Builders' Supplies NEW LOT BALTIMORE PAVINO BRICKS. ? HIGH GRADE FIRE BRICKS UNDER COVER. Piro Clay. Chimney Linings, Ponoy ana Plain Ch.mncy Tops. Sewer and WolJ Pipe. Drain Tile, etc._ DO YOU KNOW MHKT ? RENOVATING HAIR MATTRESSES. 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Vou can be treated at home lor the same price under same guaranty If you prefer to come tier* we will con tract to pay railroad fare and hotel bills .? and ho chargo If wo fall to cur?. If y0u have taken mercury. Iodide potash and ?till havo aches and pains,. M?coua Patches In mouth, bo re throatV'pimMesM copper colored spots, ulcers .on any narf of the body, hair or eyebrows falltn* <Sut4 It ia this Syphilitic BLOOD POISOI? thaV we euarantee to euro. We solicit "the, most obstinate cases and challenge th? world for a case we cannot cure" Tbii disease has always battled the ?Ulli of tili most emlhent physicians. Absoluta ?roofS^ sent scaled on application. Alae oLoS1 Manhood cured, and make y?u feel llki a boy. Also Gonorrhoea. Oleet. Spewna? torrhoea, Whites, unnatural dUofiarirei: or any inflammation. or uicerotloa "??**?'? mucous merbranes cured. We KuarantZ* to euro or money refnn.ded Write rail blanks and booklets on these <31?eajt?Vr Address THE DIXIE jSjlDTc'^ p.e. box 5S3? 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