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LATEST PHASES OF NORTH
* CAROLINA SENATORIAL FIGHT.
Hon. Thomas M. Jarvis Withdraws From the Race
and Gives His Reasous Therefor.
Too Many Voters Had Committed Themselves to One of the
Other Candidates Before His Candidacy Was Announced
?Condition of Banks of the State?Horse Stealing on a
Large Scale?A Terrible Accident Near Laurinburg?
Damage Suits Settled?Hicks' Last Letter.
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 13.?Governor
Jarvls to-day announced his withdraw?
al from the race for the United States
This afternoon he gave to the press
the following letter:
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 12, 1900.
Mr. Editor: When I announced my
candidacy for a seat in the United
States Senate I thought U likely that
a majority of the Democratic voters
might desire me to be their candidate
to represent the people of North Caro?
lina in that great body. 1 have since
learned that many friends throughout
the State who might, under other cir?
cumstances, have supported me, have
committed themselves to other gentle?
men. It is now apparent to me that
a large number of the Democratic vot?
ers arc looking elsewhere for their can?
didate. I have no disposition to ques?
tion the wisdom of their course or to
contend against it.
Under existing comlitiohs it would
not bo reasonable for mo to ask further
support from friends to whom 1 urn al?
ready so largely Indebted for their past
kind services. 1 therefore beg to use
your columns to announces to the pub?
lic that I am no longer a candidate.
This leaves me absolutely free to work
for party success In November.
In thus eliminating my personal in?
terest I wish It distinctly understood
that I do not abate one Jot or tittle of
my deep Interest In the .success of the
Democratic party. The Democracy of
North Carolina ought to give Bryan
and Stevenson a rousing majority and
elect a solid Democratic delegation to
the House of Representatives. It can
be done If every Democrat will do his
dtity. I shall go forward to do mine,
and I appeal to every Democrat to be
at his post of duly until the closing of
the polls. The election of a Democratic
Senator is already assured. Now let US
send nine Democrats to the llouso to
co-operate with him.
THOS. .T. JAUVIS.
NORTH CAROLINA HANKS.
There are now in North Carolina flfi
State Hanks, 21? private banks and nine
savings banks, making a total of 91.
The total resources of the Slate
banks, at the (dose of business on Sep?
tember 5, 1900, was $10,668,916.54; of the
private banks, $1,965,174.72; of the sav?
ings banks, J2,('.s:;,m;s.:is.
The total resources of the State, pri?
vate and savings banks combined is
The resources of these 91 banks In
detail arc as follows:
Loans and discounts.$ 9,389,212.41
United States bonds . 20,200.00
North Carolina State bonds. 163,223.95
All other stocks, bonds and
mortgages . 645,324,94
Premium on bonds. 0,255.00
Hanking houses . 213 139.34
Furniture and fixtures .... 103,424.50
All other real estate . 198,008.20
Demand loans . 265,663.42
Due from banks . 2,242,632.83
Cash items . 140.1199.1?,
Hohl coin . 236,489.66
Sliver coin . 130.442.86
National bank notes . 462,243.41
Miscellaneous . 294,793.18
1 HORSE STEALING.
The Charlotte Observer says:
Dally the police; are receiving circu?
lars and letters containing offers of re?
ward for stolen horses. One of this Offi?
cers remarked last niglu that this revi?
val of horse stealing on a large scale!
was similar to the big thieving raids
made several years ago when expert
operators would commence In West
Virginia and steal and sell horses
through Virginia, Tennessee, North
Carolina and South Carolina, and then
make a return stealing and selling
journey. In the circulars now :TT TTTe
police station it is noted that In near?
ly ever case handsome rewards?gener?
ally from $2.r. to $50?are offered for the
recovery of the horses, which indicates
that some valuable animals are being
stolen. Every town in the neighbor?
hood of Charlotte has suffered recently
from these horse thieves?which sug?
gests a warning to local owners of|
A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.
Mr. Nathaniel McCormac, a farmer
living a few miles from LaurinbUrg hasl
hnd a great calamity t? befall two|
members of his family In the last few
days. His son Colin, while oiling the
shafting of a cotton mill, became en-|
tangled in the machinery and was so
mangled that it is feared be cannot |
recover. He was held hard and fast
While a set-screw, revolving rapidly,
picked the flesh from his thigh and]
shivered the bone to atoms. His condi?
tion Is critical. Yesterday his brother
Will had his hand sliced up in a cotton
gin. nnd the doctors amputated the arm
nbove the wrist. Doth young men are
highly esteemed In the community nnd I
great sorrow is manifested for them |
nnd their aged parents.
DAMAGE SUITS DECIDED.
The jury in the case of Walter K.
Debnam against the Southern Reil)
Telephone Company, which were given
the case Wednesday afternoon nt Dur?
ham, agreed on their verdict at nn early
hour this morning. The decision of the
Jury was that Mr. Debnam was entitled
to recover the sum of $2.02", for Inluries
sustained by reason of an emnloyee
having dropped a pair of pliers on his
head from the ton of a high telephone
pole, on May 24, 1S99. The amount sued
for was $20,000. The defendants have
given notice of nn appeal.
Another suit for damages was also
decided this morning In the Superior
Court. J. W. Harris sued the Southern
Railway Company for $2,500 damages
for injuries received at the Mangum
street crossing in this cltV on the 27th
of June of last year. The jury render?
ed their verdict, awarding the plaintiff
damages to the amount of $">00.
HICKS' LAST LETTER.
Mr. J. W. Hicks, of thi? whose
son., Wyatt Hicks, was killed in the
battle of Yang Tsun, Qnlna, on the 6th
day of August, has just received from
one of his comrades p. letter that was
found on the dead body of the young
private. Ho has also received a num?
ber of newspapers bin son sent from
Manila, when bis regiment was in the
Philippines. The letter is aa follows: ?
"Tien Tsln, China. Aug. 3.
"Dear Father: We arrived here the
20th day of July. This Is a very nice
country, very near the same as In the
States. Humor is that we will start
to advance to the north this evening.
We can see dead Chinese lying in the
ruins of the city. We also saw them
hy the score as we were coming down
"Homo of tiio bo-s have found dia?
monds and gold. Silver is plentiful
here. Wo cannot spend our money un?
less we give'It awe --. The Americans
lost about 120, Japan about 800.
"Whenever we want anything done
wo rustle up some Chinese and work
them till night. The Russians do the
same. They work them till evening
and then cut their heads off. They
have done so.
I "I have quite a number of relics, but
I I think that I will lose them all, as
<iulte a number of boxes were broken
"I am well and strong.
"Love to sister and brother.
"WYATT (;. HICKS,
"Co. I, 14th U. S. Infantry."
PROGRESS IN TII13 STATIC FOR
THE PAST WEEK.
The following Is taken from the Bal?
timore Manufacturers' Record:
Apalachia?The Apalachlan Land and
Lumber Co., it is stated, has decided
to extend its railroad further into Um?
her tracts which it owns. W. W. Baggs
Charlotte?Copper Mine.?10. H. llin
son has discovered copper at the Sur?
face Mill mine, and will develop same.
Danbury.?A correspondent of the
Manufacturers* Record writes that ar?
rangements are being made to build the
proposed road between Danbury and
Walnut Cove. Among those Interested
are J. s. Taylor and \V. V. McCunlcss
Payettevillc?Ice Factory.?The Fay
ettcvllle Ice Co. will, it is reported,
greatly enlarge Its plnnt.
it Godwin have received contract for
erodtlon of buildings for the Acme Ma?
chine Works, reported recently as In?
corporated, etc; buildings will bo of
brick, with metal roof, six In number,
40x122, 40x60, 20x30, 30x80, 20x30, 40x100,
the latter two stories.
High Point?Water Works?The elec?
tion to consider issuing $50,000 of bonds
for the construction of water works,
recently reported, has resulted affirm,
atlvcly. Tin; authorities will take time?
ly action. Address "The Mayor."
Lumberton.?The latest report con?
cerning the Carolina Northern Railroad
is to the effect that contracts are to bp
let ut once for a further extension of
its railroad from Barnesvllle, X. C, to
Marlon, S. C, a distance of thirty miles.
A. L. Cummlngs, at Lumberton is chief
Pilot Mountain?Hotel and Cottages.
?The Vada Mecum Springs Co. will
build forty cottages and a hotel at the
Vada Mecum Springs, near Pilot Moun?
tain, reported last week, to be built by
Tlce & Jenkins, of Winston, .v. c.
Roxboro?Chair Factory?W. T. Dan?
iel and associates will establish a chair
Shelby?Cotton Mill, etc.?John F.
Schenck, of I.awndale, and Captain
Joseph Q. Morrison, of Lincoln county,
have purchased Btlce's Shoals, on
Broad river, near Shelby, and propose
the organization of a $100,000 stock
company for development of the power
and erection of 11 cotton mill.
HtatoBvllle? Mercantile.?t bartered:
The Statesvlllo Grocery Company, with
capital stock of ?;i,500, by W. C. Moore
an dot hers.
Tlllery ? Peanut Factory.?T. W.
Russell, of Weldon, has 'contract f<>r
erec tion of n peanut factory at Tlllery.
Waynesvlllo.?A report is current
that, the Tennessee and North Carolina
Rillroiid?Company is about?rn oegm
work upon its lino between Newport.
Tenn.. and Waynesvllle, along the Pig?
eon river. M. P. Walker, at Waynes?
vllle, may be addressed.
Wilmington.?C. N. Wire, of Philadel?
phia, who is Interested In the proposed
Southport, Wilmington and Western
Railroad, lias recently been In South
port in the interest of the project, and
it is stilled that Lang8taft Johnson, at
Richmond, has been appointed engi?
neer to make a survey between Wil?
mington and Southport. W. It. Pike,
of Southport, is also reported as inter?
ested in the matter.
UNIVERSITY "WORK MOVING
ALONG WITH VIGOR.
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Chapel Hill. N. c, Oct. 13.?One
month has gone by since the University
resumed its work under the direction of
Its new president. Dr. Venable, and
everything is moving forward with or?
der, vigor and enthusiasm. Practically
all of the old students are back and
about two hundred new students have
been initiated into college life. This
year promises to be one .of the most
successful in the history of the institu?
Every evening there are seen on the
athletic field large numbers of students
watching the athletic life of the Uni?
versity express Itself In football prac?
tice. The prospects are unusually
bright for a winning eleven this year.
Six of the old team have resumed their
places and are encouraging the many
applicants for the live remaining posi?
tions. One of the finest schedules we
have ever bad has been arranged, and
will be ready for publication at an
early date. The team will make North?
ern, Western, and Southern trips this
year! Great interest is manifested
among the students over the arranged
game with our rival?the University of
Virginia, to bo played on the Norfolk
grid-iron on November 24th.
The college gymnasium has the ap?
pearance of buoyancy, when our new
instructor. Mr. W. It. Weeks, formally
assistant in the Yale gymnasium, at?
tends his classes every evening at 4::'.'"?.
Ho has entered upon ills work with in?
terest and enthusiasm, and we are con?
fident Iii? efforts will show in the in?
tellectual life of the students.
Yesterday being the one hundred and
seventh anniversary of the laying of the
corner-stone of our first building, was
a well-observed holiday. At 7:30 p. m.
our president, Dr. Venable, addressed
the. students on the '?University and the
State." which was well attended aod
appreciated. Later, and to crown this
historical day, the annual german given
by the German i Club to the young
ladles of. the State, was a scene of
beauty and enjoyment, and It was the
universal opinion, when the dawn of a
new day was announced, that such an
evening was not spent amiss in gliding
through the dainty 'measures of the
waltz or the two-step.
Rev. M. Ashby Jones, pastor of Leigh
Street Baptist Church, Kichmond. Is
conducting a series of revival meetings
in the Baptist Church here. His ser?
mons are full of force; eloquence and
effectiveness, nnd he Is greeted each
night with a crowded house. Consid?
erable interest is being shown, and the
indications are that great good will
result to the students and townspeople
from the labors of this aide Virginia
A star course, consisting of lectures
by distinguished Lyceum speakers, and
concert troupes of note, has been added
this year for the benefit of the Cni
verslty students. This arrangement
makes it possible, for the students to
hoar some of the very best lecturers of 1
the country at an expense which is ,
FROM THE SHORES OF CARO?
LINA'S BEAUTIFUL BAY.
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
? Edenton. N. C. Oct. 13.?Mr. L. L.
Moore visited Norfolk to-day on busi?
Mr, S. P. Wixon is at home after an
absence of several days.
Court w ill be in session next week at
Wlhton, N. C.
After spending u few days here With
friends. Miss Grace L. Millar returned
to her homo in Ghent, Norfolk.
Three white men, members of good
standing in the order of "Hobos,*' were
before Mayor Bond this morning and
were given half an hour to leave town.
A good rain accompanied by a '--..ii"
of wind visited our town last night.
Mr. Theo. Ralph la rushing the work
on Mr. tieo. 1*. Folk's residence on
Peanuts have commenced to come in
for shipment to the northern markets.
GIVES WISE ADVICE.
An Address to the Negroes of
Issued by a Commltlcu Appointed by the
Itocont Negro Conference Thai Was
Held In Ralolgli to Consider Itaca Con?
At the Negro Convention held In Ral?
eigh last month, a committee was ap?
pointed to issu" an address to the col?
ored people of the State. The commit?
tee, in compliance with the action of
the convention, has issued the follow?
ing addi ess:
"The committee of the negro confer*
once lately held in Raleigh, N. C. to
draft ami send down a letter to the
colored people of North Carolina, real?
izes the gravity of the situation and is
impressed with the responsibilities.
Possibly no convention of prominent
negroes may now hope to escape criti?
cism from some source or other.
"This letter is written with an eye
single to the moral, material ami intel?
lectual uplifting of the masses of color?
ed people of this State. This is not the
day of small things. We must hope
much, expect much and labor for the
"With regard to recent history In our
Stnte, we beg the people to wait on the
Lord. Slnnd still and in His salvation.
Wo are profoundly grateful for the
past, and return our sincere thanks to
all who have in any wise aided us.
Wc are facing new conditions now, and
we must turn, as never before, our
i faces toward the rising sun. '
I "Wc call attention to the question of
vital statistics. Consumption is work?
ing havoc in our ranks, and some of
our liest and most promising are fulling
on every side. Persona! cleanliness,
good, wholesome food, warm clothing
and somfortnble bouses are at. the
foundation of our success and stability
ns a people. Cleanliness of body and
soul is well pleasing to God.
"Our young people must be taken off
The si reels and cither kept In svli.,ul or
put at some profitable employment.
We must inculcate manliness and self
1 "Those who secure paying positloits
without the bounds of the State may
try the experience nnd go. But whole?
sale immigration to any part of this
country Is fraught with too many
perils and dangers. We advise the peo?
ple against this at this time. Seventy
five per cent, of the white people of
North Carolina are conservative. If we
can Interest them in a cause which
j effects them and us, he assured, they
will befriend anil protect us.
"The labor problem may he a serious
one ami the whole State effected there?
by. Therefore, avoid entangling alli?
ances with all irresponsible people. The
substantial people of the State are our
"Form business unions in every town
in the Stale. But your money togi thor,
run brick yards, j umber yards, cotton
gins and grocery stores. Lei every?
thing be done on business principles.
Bo sure that you keep all written con?
tracts inviolate. Save all your receipts
and other legal papers. Remember
business is one thing and friendship is j
unite another tiling. Trust the men
and women of your race who have hon?
esty and ability* Treat every one
kindly, but shun criminals nnd black
legn. When a negro deliberately ills
graces himself be is no longer entitled
to honor, respect and protection in his
race, condemn crime whenever and
wherever It is found and never harbor
the guilty. Tie yourselves to the soil
and the neighbors about you. "
"You are entreated to talk less, think
more and do more. Re suspicious of all
money traps. An Intelligent, prosper?
ous, God-fearing people will always
have, strong friends and command re?
"We respectfully appeal to the con?
servative white people of North Coro
! Una in behail" of the children of the
I blnck mammies w ho nursed your
fathers and the uncle Joe's ami Ben's
who protected your mothers and your
homes during the dark days of South?
"We need nnd desire your friendship
and protection, and we beg that you
cultivate tl\e friendship of the negroes
in your mldest.
"Give us the gospel of love, purity
nnd peace and help us to help our?
"May Cod bloss North Carolina.
"C. H. KING.
"C. DILL ARD,
"J. A. RIVES,
"C. A. KING.
"J. A. SAVAGE."
GEN. THOS. F. ECKERT.
He Was Sentenced to be Hanged
in North Carolina.
?June in. 1801, fixed as the Time, nnd Tray
the IMnce of Hi* Execution-Bared l>y
Alex. H. Steven* ? ills Su bseqeut Career.
(By J. C. L. Harris.)
Troy, Montgomery county, North
Carolina.?This is the gold region of
North Carolina. The county of Mont?
gomery, together with the counties of
Itoyun, Cabarrus, Is full of gold, and a
number of mines are now being work?
ed. Before and up to the beginning of
the war of 1861 gold mining was one
of the chief industries of tills section
of the country. There were a number
of companies capitalized and developed
by men residing in the Northern Stales.
In almost every instance these com?
panies sent down men to take charge
I of the working of these mines who were
experienced gold miners. There is not
so much heing done in gold mining as
there was in 1S01, although the earth is
jusl as full of gold, hut the ore is so
liltiated that as yet there has been no
profitable way devised of getting it
into a saleable dust at much loss than
the Intrinsic value of the gold. The
owners of these lands have been hoping
ih.it Mr. Edison or some other wizard
would invent some process whereby the
counties mentioned would be speedily
developed into a California or Aus?
tralia. If this Is ever done there Is
enough gold In' these counties to supply
the civilized world.
Near this town Is situated what Is
known as the "Tobe Sanders" gold
none. When the war broke out in 1>01,
this mine was being developed by a
Northern company, and (Jeneral Thos.
T. Eckert, now the president of the
Western Union Telegraph Company,
was superintendent and manager of lite
mining operations. The writer was in
New l'ork city a tew weeks ago. and
while liiere "? quired the following In?
cident:; com ?.?i nnig Utncral Eckert
while in this Slate Lelore th? war
The most picturesque character of
the Western Union Telegraph Coln
pany is that of iicn, Thomas T. Eck?
ert, the president thOreof. Ho id now
.s:i years old and 1? as hftlc and hearty
ns be was twenty years ago. lie Is at
his desk every day, and by his polite,
polished and cheerful manners charms
all who come In contact with htm,
either on business or otherwise. He is
simply one of nature's noblemen".
In working this mine General Eckert
had qulle a number of hands under
hini. and lie was so kind and fair to
them in Ills dealings with them that
they nil had the greatest regard tor
him. Mr. Eckart, as he was then
known. Introduced considerable ma?
chinery into the mine nr.d when the
war brought his operations to an end
he was making a large dividend for Ids
He was from the North and, there
fore, a "Yankee." As soon as the
secession war fever got abroad in the
land, cvciy "Yankee," co-called be?
cause of his former residence tu some
Northern state, was suspected Vjf trea?
son to the Confederacy if h? ba-Lnot
iii i hired himself a seres ionlsts a^d a
war man, and did not wear u Recession
cockndci Superintendent Eckert had
not had anything to do with the war
fever, lie had not made himself ob?
noxious to cither side. He was simply
attending to liU mining Operations.
It appears that Mr. Eckert was at
this limn well known to the gentleman
who was president of the Louisville and
Nashville Kallroad Company, which
was greatly in need of a man to lake
charge of the large force then employ?
ed by that company. The president re?
membering Mr. Eckert, wrote him a
letter saving "that If Eckert would ac?
cept it. I he president would put him in
command of his forces." This letter
fell Into the hands of the Confederate
authorities and they construed it to
j mean that Eckert was t?j have com?
mand of an army to operate ngninsl
the Confederacy, whereas, tho real
meaning was simply to have general
charge of the railroad company nnd nil
its employees. This was considered ns
treason, to be in secret correspondence
with tho public enemy. Hearing of this
correspondence nnd before any official j
action was taken by tho Confederate
authorities, four men came in the mine
one day. all arnu d with rllles. and In?
timated In Eckert that it was time for
him to leave the State. In order to im?
press he idea of leaving they suggest?
ed to Eckert that if he would (put up
a target they would show him their
skill as marksmen. The tnrget was put
up nt (I distance of one hundred yards,
which was the usual distance for the
squirrel ritles, which tho ordinary
hunter list 1 in North Carolina, and the
four men fired several times, showing
that they were experienced mnrksmen,
although 'hey did not hit tho bull's eye.
During 'his proceeding Eckert had
kepi perfectly eool and collected nnd
had not Indicated] that he was afraid of
nny harm being done him. After the
four lind shot nil they desired. Eckert
remarked lhat ho had Just received fl
new gun v iiieh ho had not fired, and
if his friends had no objection, he
would try it at tho target.
Eckerl I d never fired a gun up to
this moment, and ho knew that he was
taking ?< great risk in joining th the
trial of skill, but he did not intend to
be run away before be got ready to
leave If he could avoid it. There was
no objection on the part of "his
friends." Eckert got his gun, which
was entirely new, and showed that it
had never been fired, and was o differ?
ent pattern from anything Of the kl
that "his Confederate friends" ho
over wen. Very carelessly Ecke:
raised t! run to his shoulder and fired
Instantl: placing the ball in the cen?
tre- of lh< l ull'seye. There was aston?
ishment and wonder at this shot. Mr.
Eckert then suggested that the target
be movi . to a distance of two hundred
yards and ho would see what his gun
would do nt that distance. The. target
was moved nnd Eckert got one of his
friends to lie down nnt far from the
target. t" ns to paint out where the
bullet v . t. These arrangements were
made . '. Eckert fired again as before
ami |>iil tho ball In tho bull'fioye., and
the ball, after passing through the tar?
get, changed its course and sped by
the n: >!i who h?d lain down near the
target, in such close proximity to his
head that he was badly scared. Great
was the astonishment of Eckert'S four
"friends." They held a hurried con?
sultation and bid Eckert "good day'
nnd left. Ho heard no more of these
nun. but In a few days he was arrest?
ed by the Confederate military author?
ities'and charged with treason to, the
Confederacy; because he was in trait-'
qrops corresilondetice with the public
enemy, and was furnishing them with
plans and' Information to bo used In
the invasion of the State. A drum?
head court-martial was organized and
Eckert was tried, and, notwithstanding
he explained what the letter meant, he
wus found, guilty, and wan sentenced
to be hanged on the l*>th day of June,
1SC1. He was confined In the jail In the
town of Troy.
ThlngB had now become serious, and
In 'tills dilemma Eckert remembered ii
physician who lived in the adjoining
county of Randolph, who was hla
staunch friend. He sent for this doc?
tor and lie c.une to Troy. His name I
have forgotten. The doctor by some
means Induced the military authorities
to accept hail for Mr. Eckert in the
sum of two hundred dollars to return
on the day appointed and he hanged as
the bond required. The Randolph doc?
tor sighed the bond and Eckert made
him safe against the determined for?
feiture of this bond. Eckert then left
and went by Salisbury, and made his
way from there to New York, by way
of Asheville, Hot Springs and Knox
A OREWSOME SIGHT.
A short while after his escape from
North Carolina Mr. Eckert hail occa?
sion to visit the city of Atlanta, and,
as lie went into the hotel, a mob was in
front, and. he observed a man hanging
to the lamp-post, lb- Inquired the
cause and found that the dead man
was a "Yankee" Buy in the South, and
that he had bceh banged without judge
or jury. Mr. Ei kcrt then registered in
his right name and front some town
in the North. And as fortune woul 1
have It. as ho registered,', lie observed,
the name of Alexander 11!-Stephens on
the book, and being personally ac?
quainted with Mr. Stephens, ho asked
and was shown to the robin of Mr. Ste?
phens. The Georgia salesman was
real glad to sec Mr. Eckert -his "Yan?
kee" friend, and they entered Into a
general conversation. Very soon there
was a knock at the door and it was
opened by Mr. Stephens. Several men
were present, representing the mob
dov. nstali s.
They told Mr. Stephens that they de?
sired that be should send Mr. Eckert?
Iiis "Yankee" friend ? d iwn stairs, as
they had "a little business" to settle
with him that would not require much
time. Here was n second proposition
to hang Mr, Eckert, ami Mr- Stephens
so understood it. Mr. Stephens politely
hut (irmly told the mob representatives
that Mr. Eckert was his personal
friend, and when they1 got through
with their business Mr. Eckort would
j come down stairs. After some time
I had elapsed Stepbens and Eckert went
down stairs and mingled with the mob,
but no violence was ottered to Mr.
Eckert, ? From Atlanta Mr. Eckert
went honte with Mr. Stephens in order
to escape from the mph. and from there
ho made bis way l'i tic- North, where
lie remained until Hie war ended.
111:? VVAR RECORD.
Early in \s>;>, Mr. Eckert was ap?
pointed by President Lint oht Assistant
Secretary of War, und while exercising
"these duties hs acquired the title of
General. He was an intimate friend of
President Lincoln and thoroughly
igreed with the martyred President in
nil his acts gf mercy and kindness to?
wards the South. On one occashon
when the Eleventh North Carolina
Regiment had been captured. Hen.
Eckert went to Bee the men who woro
confined in Washington. To his sur?
prise he found u great many of his
North Carolina Montgomery county
frlond.i in this regiment and prisoners
of war. He talked and joked with
them anil administered to their wants,
.nil when in- rolurnod to the White
Home, where he went every day, bo
told Mr. Lincoln of the capture tit the
regiment, and that a large number of
his North Carolina friends were in the
regiment. President Lincoln told Geh;
Eckert to go and see Iiis friends often
and treat them as his neighbors. In
"treating the regiment ns his neigh?
bors," Geh. Kckert asked them what
they desired most, and they said to be
allowed to return home. Gen. Eckcrl
made known this desire to .Mr. Lincoln
and added the request that the regi?
ment he paroled. Mr. Line.,In assented
and Gen. Eckert gave the order ami his
neighbors and it-lends were pnrotlcd
and sent home. Among the number
paroled was - '101?-" Sanders, who was
Gen, Eckert's nearest neighbor while
lie was running the gold mine in this
THE TRIAL OF SANDERS.
.Some years later, near where General
Eckert mined, Sanders found n pocket
which netted him twenty thousand
dollars in gold. Me wrote the General
of bis good fortune and urged him to
return and complete his mining opera?
tions, and humorously suggested thai
that little matter of hanging, which
was set for the 16th day of June, in
1861, was now barred by past events
and the Statut.- of Limitations.
Two of the four men with whom
General Eckert had the shooting match
nrc- alive and live near the "Tobe''
Sanders mine. The other two were ill
the regiment Which was paroled and
Were afterwards killed In thexbattle of
Gettysburg. The two living?Ewlng
and Mllliki n?have extended the Gene?
ral a cordial invitation to return to
the scene of his mining operations,
with the promise of a gi nuine hunt and
shooting match that will Include bear
and deer, quail and duck, squirrel, <.ri
and fox; and that He- whole of Mont?
gomery county will turn out find give
him such nn ovation (hrtl will be sure
to convince him lhal his "neighbors
and friends" ni I to see hint,
end shake his hand In renewal of their
friendship; and that his return has
nothing to do ivlth the condition of
that bond which required that he
should return on the b!th day of June.
1S61, to be hanged for treason to the
? lonfedcrni y.
EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS RH?
INO MADE AT Till-: DOCKS.
(Special to Virglnl.in-Pllot.)
New Horn. N. C . 1 ?. ?!. IX?The Im?
provements mad" In the E. C. D. Line
and o. D. s. Company's docks and
warehouses are so nearly completed
Hint the company's steamers can land
nl their docks, and passengers and
freight can be handled.
The work done has been not only n
large one. but an Important one, In the
way of Improvement.
The' dock has been repaired, ns well
as the warehouses, and with substan?
The supports of the warehouse have
been taken out and new ones, brick
and cement, put In place' Of the wooden
The piling on the dock was cut down
to the watei; line and renewed. At the
same time the dock was raised some
Inches above the old one. The open
ware house is several Indies above the
dock, while the enclosed warehouse Is
still higher, about three feet above Its
former position, thus assuring safety
to all goods in the warehouse, putting
them above any storm tide.
The warehouses, which were fallen
down in places, are now leveled up. and
with new windows and the Interior
whitewashed, the change is a marked
one from the old. dingy c.p.d dark inte?
The lmprovmcnts make the handling
of pnsengers and freight much easier,
and consequently all connected with
the company greatly enjoy the im?
provements and do bettor work for the
E. C. D. Lino,
A BRILLIANT FICTION.
The Commander of the Confede?
rate Cruiser Sherman Dead.
lie WM Jjinoa Irrdell Wuddell, or North
Carolina, and Not C. Carroll l!t< ki. of
Maryland, ns Krroueously StnteU by a
(New York Press.)
The boldest romancer of the day is
one R Fenwlck Colcrick.fiUthor of the
three thousand word sketch of "Colo?
nel C. Carroll Hicks. Commander of
the Confederate Cruiser Shenar.doah."
This article was clipped from the In?
dianapolis Press, and published In full
in the Evening Sun, making' two col?
umns and a quarter of tho most bril?
liant fiction that historian ever penned.
I never have seen in so small space so
much romancing. The writer's imag?
ination is weird and ponderous a't the
same time. 11" manufactures Hicks
out Of whole cloth; and after the sur?
render of the Shennndoah convert!! the
"commander- into a. barn storming
actor belonging to tho Hicks Combi?
nation, Ivi appearing tor one week at
tho Cqjortck Opera House, Fort
Wayne. E. Fenwlck Golerlck probably
is the offspring of that house.
"Colonel C Carroll I ticks, Comman?
der of the Sh?nandoah," was sentenced
to be hanged for piracy. His uncle,
Governor Hicks, of Mnryiand, refused
i" aid him. denouncing him as a trai?
tor, deserving an ignominious death.
Secretary Stanton, tu the Instance of
President Lincoln and Roverdy John?
son, gave him two hours to leave
Washington, and twenty-four hours to
get on' of Hi." COilhtry. After the fail?
ure of the lllcks Combination lie
fought through tho Russo-Turkish
war, and afterward became a general,
with the title of pasha, in the Egyp?
tian army. He opposed the Mahdi and
was burdened with honors by the Khe?
dive. Filially the Mdhdl's followers cut
him and Ills command to pieces. Ills
1 ody being pierced with hundreds ot
In tills man Colerlck, the genius of
fiction, is rampant. Was there ever
such another mass and maze of fabri?
cation'' The Governor of Maryland re?
fused to help his nephew? Of course,
lie was dead nearly a year before "Col?
onel C. Carroll Hicks'" was tiled nnd
sentenced. The commander of tho
Shennndoah never was tried and never
was sentenced. There never was an
Interview with Stanton and the great
War Secretary never gave him two
hours to leave Washington and twen?
ty-four to get out of the country?be?
cause the commander of the Sherinn
donh was in England until liberated by
orders from this government. HlckS
Pasha, a horn of the Egyptian army,
was William Hicks, an Englishman;
who, at the head of the Khedive's
forces in an assault <>n Khartoum, was
slain in July. 1883.
In ihese days when tin? Grand Army
of tho Republic ami the United Con?
federate Veterans are quarreling over
the character of our school histories,
every bald and barefaced lie about the
war must be nailed in the interest of
humanity. The shennndoah was built
at (llasgow In lS?'.l for the China trade,
and was commissioned The Sea King.
The Confederate Government bought
her and christened her Shennndoah,
and she received'her crew and went in
to active service off the Island of -Ma?
deira. Her first and only commander
was James IredelI Waddell, n native of
North Carolina. Ho was appointed a
midshipman in the United States navy
in ls41. and In 1*4- fought a duel that
lamed blm for life.
The Shennndoah wrought great havoc
among the shipping of the North In the
closing year of the war. and long after
the fall of the Confederate Government
continued to sink and burn vessels.
Commander Waddell did not bear of
tho end of the war until over three
months nfter the surrender. Immedl
r.telv stowing away his guns in the
hold, he sailed for Liverpool; and sur?
rendered to the British Government.
He end his crew were liberal, d. and
on November 10. 1865, the Shennndoah
was delivered to the United states Con?
sul at Liverpool. Waddell lived for
several veins In Liverpool ami Vails,
returning to this country in the early
seventies. The Shcndqdoah had car?
ried the Hag of the Confederacy around
the world, capturing i hi: i > -< >.-bl wa
sels of which she released six on bond
und' destroyed thirty-two. Tney were
worth 81,152.000. , ' ... ,,
In the Naval War Records of the Re?
bellion Is published a complete list of
tlio officers of the Confederate States
navy, and there are but two of the
name of Hicks?one being James M.
Hicks, an assistant surgeon, ami the
other William A. Hicks, a lieutenant
on the Stimter ami afterward in charge
of the prize Joseph Maxwell. This dis?
poses or "Colonel C. Carroll links,
i ommnnder of the Shennndoah." The
Sun's own headlines were: "A Re?
markable American -Sketch of the Lite
of Commander of the Shennndoah?
Educated at Annapolis He Left the
Navy, and When Civil War Broke Out
Became a Privateer?Sentenced to Be
Hanged, and Pardoned, He Fought tor
Egypt nnd Turkey." Commander Wad?
dell. In 1875. became captain of the San
Francisco, a Pacific Mail steamship In
the China trade. On May. 10. 1877, she
struck a rock and went down. All the
passengers were saved and the captain
was the last to leave the deck. As for
the Shennndoah, the Stt'.tan of Zanzl
Cures Blood Poison
A Trial Treat me: t Sent Free to All
V/lio Suffer From any Stape
of the Disease.
Cures C.iJ'-s That Hot Springs and all
Other Treatments Failed
to Even Help.
There has boon discovered by the State
Medical Institute. 222 Elektron Bullding,
Fort Wayne, lud., tho most remarkable
blood poison eure-ever heard of. u has
cured all Mali Indications as mucous
pnb hes In the mouth, soro throat, copper
colored spots, chancres, ulccraiions on
tho body, and in hundreds of cases where
tho hair and eyebrows had fallen out nnd
the whole skin was a mass of bolls, pimp?
les nml ulcers, this wonderful specific has
completely changed tho whole body Into a
Clean, perfect condition of physical health
Every railroad running into Fort Wayne
[?rings scores of sufferers seeking this
now and marvelous cure, and to enable
those who cennot travel to iv.ilxe what a
truly marvelous work tho Iimtute is ac?
complishing, they will send free to .every
sufferer a fr<o trial treatment, so that
everyone can curd themselves in the
privacy of their own home. Tilts is the
only known cure for blood poison. Bo not
hesitate to write at once,' and tho freu
trial will be sent scaled in plain package.
bar bought her, end ecverat years tatc< .
she went down in a gale- with ail o? .
KILLED BY TP.,\ IN?FORT CAS?
WELL IMPROVEMENTS. ^
WllmlnKton, N. C. Oct. 13.~Frlday
afternoon a few minute:; to 2 o'clock,/|
as train No. L'3 on the Atlantic Coast;,h
Line, bound south by way of the \vil-. K
sen short eut. was running into Wil- ,
sen. it tan into a buggy which Mr. O. ?:,
I!- Edwards was driving across the/*
tracks. Mr. Edwards and th- horsa
were both killed and the vehicle was *
demellshed. Mr. Edwards was mashed; .
about the head and otherwise injured
and tRe horse's head was cut off. ? .%
Mr. Edwards was a man about 7<K?
years of age. and it is supposed that'^
I"1 I' l not hear the train approaching
as he attempted to drive over the street
? rousing. No one else was in the buggy-\
WORK AT FORT CAS WELL.
Messrs. Pulian & Weeks, contractors
for tho building at Fort Oaswell, haver,'*!
about thirty bands at work now. FIva .
buildings will be erected?two for offl- i
cers' quarters, one twin building for' rj
non-commissioned officers' quarters.ona
building to be used as barracks for the
soldiers and one for the mess hail. All "
the lumber has arrived and the foun
da'Ions have been laid tor the bar
racks. Mr. D. Hanna. of this city..'?
went down Tuesday with a large force ?
of hands to work on the barracks. $9|
The engineer corps has about ?even
ty-flve hands at work laying the con- ?
crete forms for the seawall on the
ocean front of the fort. A number of;
the forms have been put In and soon
the contractors will begin the work of
filling in behind the wall. Rock is now
being gotten out for the wall,
The engineer department Is also busy
with repairs to tho eight-Inch battery.
A CREEL HOAX?INDUSTRIAL?A!
(?Special to Vlrginlan-Pllot.) &S
Henderson. N. C? Oct. 13,?On In?
vestigation -wo are pleased to state tha
reported death of Dr. Perry, which was
said to have occurred in Baltimore last
Saturday, is false. The whole affair
seems clouded In mystery. It was In?
deed a cruel hoax, and the author. If.
found out,- should be dealt with ac?
cording to law.
SEA HOARD MH.LS.
In conversation with Superintendent '
McGlnnes, he Informed me he has In
his employ at the Seaboard Mills fifty
two operatives, which number, wo
learn, will be Increased to "over one"
hundred. Work will soon begin dying
yarns to manufacture colureit goods,
besides electric lights will be furnished
by the company's dynajno.
A HEALTHY TOWN.
Henderson must he a healthy town.
It Is the highest point between Raleigh
and Weldon: its drainage is such It 13
impossible for water to collect. In pools.
Health Officer Dr. Fletcher Harris re?
ports that during the month of Sep?
tember not a single death occurred In
a population of 6,000.
"^/"E have just re?
ceived a full stock
of **5 Us
at way down prices*
Ask to see our all
wool and well-tailored
suits at $7.95, Our
M,vH you Sore Thro?t, IlrapUs, Cop*
^-colored Spots. Act???. Old Boms. UV
Er. in Mouth. "Mr Kalling? *rlt?
^?mM&^^ ? -aft
?if.1NT.-THa TWO MODE