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; - Herns of Interest From Many '" !,Pnt& the. Siste HIKOR MATTERS OF STATE HEWS ZLzppeahigs f Zlore or Import - aacc Told in Paragraphs The Cot ton 7tTarVft Charlotte Cotton Uarket. These figures represent the prices paid to wagons. Good middling' ....... .11 Strict middling.. 11 3kiddiBg .-10 7-S Goo J middling, tinged .10 7-S Stains ..9 to 10 1-4 General Cotton Market. Galveston, firm 11 1-4 New Orleans. easv ...11 IS 31obilc, easy ... Savannah, steady .... Charleston, firm Wilmington, steady Baltimore, nominal Xew York quiet Boston, quiet Philadelphia, quiet Houston, steady Augusta, firm Memphis, steady Jit. Louis, steady JLouisville, firm .-11 l-S .11 1-16 ....11 ..11 3-8 . 11 1-2 ..11-70 ... 11.70 ...11-95 ..11 1-4 . .11 1-4 . .11 1-4 ..11 3-S ..11 1-2 Formulating Flans. Durham, Special. The recently ap jjointed directors of the North Caro lina Farmers' Protective Association n?et in Hotel Carrolina for the pur pose oi perfecting plans and carry ing: out the ideas recently expressed at the State convention of this or ganization regarding the solicitation of stock and building of storage houses and erecting tobacco facto ries. Each of the directors, J. A. Jxng, Roxboro; D. L. Allen, Gran ville; P. B. Xeal, Rockingham : G. G. Moore, Person, and John L. Baileyl Kim City, was present; Col. J. S. Cunningham, President of the asso ciation; J. O. W. Gracerly, Rockj Mount, also in attendance on the meeting. One amtter discussed wa the fixing of salaries of officers, and the idea seems to be that the salaries hall be fixed according to the mem bership of the association. Organ izers trill be sent into all of the to- haeco growing counties of the State, the intention of the directors being to have an organizer for each tobac co coontv. Drowned in Tub. Elkin, Special. The little three year-old boy of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Transou, who live at the shoe factory, was accidentally drowned. The mother was busy preparing the even ing meal and the little fellow was playing on the porch. When she call ed him and got no response she com meneed a search. Going to the spring near by, then to the creek, and return ing again to the house he was found to have fallen headforemost into tub of water. Dr. Reece was. called immediately and did everything pos sible to restore life but it was impos sible. Compulsory Education Law. Asuevilie, fepecial. A vigorous fight will be made this year to pass a" compulsory education law for this city under the act of the last Assem bly providing that a vote may b taken on the measure, and also on tht matter of an appropriation of .$30, COO for additional school buildings A measure of this nature has man advocates here, and they will make strong and systematic campaign tc have their desires brought about al the polls some time after July 1st. Xorih Carolina again comes to the front with an industry that adds tc the diversity and widei exchange of labor interests. This time the fact lies in a charter granted to the O. W. Slane Glass Co., at Statesville, foi the wholesale handling of plate glass rnd their home manufacture intc mirrors, and the general utilization of the by-products. The new com pany is authorized with $50,000 cap ital stoek, of which there has been subscribed $20,000. Charlotte is planning to have the greatest 20th of May celebration in its history. The annual commencement of the North Carolina Medical College takes place at Charlotte this week. Rev Plato Durham, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church, will preach the Tiaccalaureare sermon to the gradu ating class Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. The graduating exercises will be held in the Academy of Mu sic Tuesday evening at S:30 o'clock. The commencement address will be delivered by Dr. Benjamin K. Hayes of Oxford. Tar Heel Notes. Governor Glenn is to speak in Rocky Mount at the Masonic Opera uouse on me imii oj. ivprii, mu uc- il portrait of Mr. R. H. Ricks tc ! Corinthian Lodge No. 230 ( A. F. and I A. M. A delightful program has been jrftrranged. - ATLANTIC &N. C. LEASE YALID State's Contract With the Holland Iraprorerient Company Stands as it is, the Court Holding That the Agreement is Legal. Xewbern, Special. Jndge B. Y. Long, in an opinion filed with the clerk of Craven Superior Court, holds that the lease of the Atlantic & Xorih Carolina Railroad to the Howland Im provement Company is valid and binding. The suit; instituted by W. F. Hill and others, with the object of efteet- I ing the annulment of the lease by the State to the Howland Improvement Co., was heard by Judge Long in this city March 17th. Both parties at the time agreed to waive a jury trial, and after hearing the arguments of coun sel Judge "Long announced that he would reserve his decision for 30 days. The filing of the opinion at this time came as a surprise. At the hearing here on 4h2 17th the plaintiff was represented by Owen H. Guion, William A. Clarke and Larry L Moore. The Atlantic & North Caro lina Railroad was represented by Col. J. M. Pearsall, its general counsel Appearing for the lessee, the Howland Improvement Com pa 113', were: ex Gov. C. B. Aycoek, former State Sen ator F. A. Daniels, Senator F. M. Simmons and A. D. Ward. Looking Tor Fruit Land. C. B. Caldwell, of Oakland. Cal.i is visiting in Raleigh, and has been conferring with T. K. Bruner, secre tary to the State board of agriculture regarding the possibilities of fruit growing in Duplin and Moore coun ties. This is. another evidence of the good that is being accomplished by the energetic and persistent work of Mr. Bruner in attracting outside cap ital and investment to the State. Numbers of inquiries arc daily being received as to features of the State and 'there are many requests for lit erature and pictures descriptive of the State's advantages. The department Is sending out lists of farmers who desire help, farm labor tenants or settlers by purchase. There are now on file more than 50 names of thse who wish to come to the State and has been brought about by systematic correspondence which consumes a great part, of Mr. Bruner s tune. State Library Association. Raleigh, Special The annual meet ing of the North Carlina Library As sociation will be held in this eity in the Olivia Raney Library Hall, Au gust 27 and 2S. Miss Annie Smith Ross, of Charlotte, is president, and Dr. Charles D. 31elver and Mr. J. A. Bivins are vice-presidents. Dr. Louis R. Wilson, of Chappel Hill, is secretary-treasure. The North Carolina Li brary Association was formed to meet a growing demand among the State's libraries for mutual help and to aid the State educational leaders in their endeavors to call forth and iuTensify a splendid "library spirit.". Young Lady Suicides. Durham, Special News was rtM-civ-ed here to the effect that the young daughter of John B. Watson shot and killed herself at. her home near Ox ford. The coroner's jury, after an in quest rendered a verdict o suicide. The young girl's father several years ago shot and killed a man named Baskett on the streets of Henderson. Watson was tried for murder and sen tenced to serve 25 years in the State penitentiary but escaped about a year ago and his present whereabouts are unknown. Insurance Business Active. - Insurance Commissioner Young has mailed out from the North Car olina office "7,000 agents' licenses, in addition to 500 of the same official pa pcrs to general and special agents. This is somewhat of an indication as to the development and activity insurance circles. in , $12,000 Fire at Clinton. Clinton, Special. Fire which broke out at 11 o'clock Sunday night de stroyed property in the business sec tion of the town valued at $12,000. The structures burned were: The W. B. Stewart two-story building occu pied by A. M. Barbery; telephone ex change, post office, Parker's barber shop, offices of Y. B. Stewart and Fowler & Clumpier, . attorneys, and Nelly's restaurant. The building oc cupied by the Bank of Clinton was slightly damaged but the bank was opened for business. x Large Storage Warehouse. Winston-SaleuvSpecial. -The R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has pur chased a lot at the comer of Fifth and Chestnut streets on which will be constructed' a manionth storage ware house. It will be six storics.in height. The new building will be- conected with the company's new large manu facturing plant by a large arched bridge of steel over the railroad and Chestnut street. ; - 1 ' TniiienEB - v.. - ... - Agreement finally Reached At AJgcdras :'" ' - - HATIOItS AGREE OirALL FOISTS Controversy Regarding . Morocco Which Threatened War Between France and Germany, Involving . Other Powers, is Brought ? to t an Amiciahle. Conclusion After Long Conference Between Representa tives of Contending Governments. Algesciras, Spain, By Cable. The committee of the conference on Mor occan reforms reached an agreement on all points. This agreement will be sanctioned at the plenary session of the conference. A complete accord resulted from a long conference held ' between M Revoil, head of tho French mission, and Count von Tattenbach, of the German mission. The division and ihe policing of the ports of Moroceo was arranged as follows: Spain polices Tatauan and Lau erache; a Franco-Spanish mixed po lice will be established at Casablanchc and Tangier and a French police alone will have charge of Magardor, Safli, Mazagan and Rabat. This gives France four Atlantic I ports. The duration of this police agree ment was fixed at five years. The settlement of the question of the State Bank of Morocca gives France three shares, including those of the French syndicate. The other nations have one share. Four banks supervisors will be appiouted by the Bank of England, the Bank of France the Imperial Bank of Germany, and the Bank of 'Spain. English Spinners Arrive. Boston, -Special. A committee re presenting a federation of English cotton spinners and manufacturers, arrived here on board the steamer Saxonia. The committee Is visiting this country for the purpose of inves tigating the growth of cotton and its use by the manufacturers, and it will attend the annual convention of the New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association here April 2.3 and 2G.;The visitors will attend later a conference of growers and manufacturers of cot ton to be held at Washington, 1). C, and also propose to visit the cotton' fields of the South. Caught by Powder Blast. Harrisonburg. Special. John Tur ner, aged ."JO years, son of Rev. Dan iel Turqer, lies in a critical condi tion at his home near Genoa as a result of the explosion of a powder blast in Brooks' (Jap. Turner was standing over the fuse and attempt ed to relight it. He was hurled several feet" from the scene by the force of the- explosion. His right eye was knocked out by fragments of rock, his nose broken ami split open and his face lacerated. Small particles of rock were driven into his s-kull. Young Camel Bom. A camel has been born in Bristol, Last fall Ben J. James purchased a pair of camels from the Hatch shows that came here to exhibit, but were ruled out by the city council. This week the female camel presented 'to its owner a handsome' 'baby drome da rv. Spriggs Gets Twenty Years. New York, Special. Robert II. Spriggs, the negro recently convict ed of abduction in detaining while women against their will in a resort frequented only by negrres, Avas sen tenced to serve twenty years in the State prison. Sallie Bennett, who assisted Springs in conducting the resort, and who plead guilty to ab duction, was senteeed to ten yea re in the State prison. Mrs. Roosevelt Begins Trip. Washington, Special. Mrs Roose velt, accompanied by her children, Ethel, .Archie and Quentin, the chil dren's governess and Mrs. Roosevelt's maid, left Washington for Fernandia, Fla., on the Florida limited over the Southern Railway. At Fernandia they will' board the Mayflower for a cru:3e of about ten days in West Indian waters. Mrs. Roosevelt is tak ing the trip i'Ar the purpose of se curing a rest and does not expect to be entertained by the people either iu Cuba or Porto Rico. Telegraphic Briefs . Archbishop Ireland visited Cardin nal Satolli and Cardinal Merry del Val in Rome. The truce in Santo Domimro is at an end and eight rebels were shot down. It is estimated that high license in Ohio will close 5,000 saloons and throw from 10,000 to 15,000 men out of work. "ELIJAH" COVyiE CAST OFF i . . .. -. RV;"v :.. Read cl ZIon pfyitiiisie,d.bjSix , 3' - -S - . -- -. : lbausnmd 'Followers, "t : Revolt Wife IhoNand the lropbet Chicago, I1L Jolm Alexander Dowle was formally'arid emphatically repadi sted'bytlie people of Zion after the most stirring meeting ev,er held in the city Jie founded. Mr. Voliva, who was "recently " appointed deputy overseer, publicly cast off Dowip and Dowieism and received the unanimous support cf all the former followers of the -First Apostle - . Dowie was openly denounced by practically all the officials cf the church as having deceived and de frauded tfcs people and as having shamefully wasted their. money .in ex travagance. Jane Alexander Dowie. wife of the self-siyied "Elijah.", re pudiated her husband and in stirring language told Jiow she had been Vi rouged and abused by him. John G. SpIeher. a former overseer r.nd second in command 10 Dowie. who was recently ieremptorily deposed, de clared that Dowie was insane, and Mrs. Dowie. in her address, upheld the declaration al the physician. Glad stone Dowie has cast his lot with his mother, Voliva and Ziou. and not one iu ihe congregation of tiuOO persons failed to rise and plrdge himself on tiiv sid?of the new leader when Voiiva called for a rising vote as to which ilu'V wonM follow. Dawie or himself. Th? climax -ame about through the r.v.-'iyt of orders from Dowie that Alexander Granger. uw ot the over seers of Zion City, should be dismissed. It ifctirrtd to life the slumbering vol cano of revolt when ihe order became known at the great meeting in Shiloh Tabernacle during th afternoon. j;ovj;s order for th dismissal of Gardner came In a telegram from Mexico City. It was addressed to Vo liva, and whs couched in no uncertain terms. ImmMIately Voliva called his associate overseers and deacons into secret srssiou to consider the order. Voliva led the revolt and tJi others fol lowed. It was tentatively decided that the command should he disregarded. 3Ieauwhile news of the receipt of a very important communication had been disseminated throughout Zion City. T he subordinates did" not know the exact nature of the message, - . they were aware that some kind of crisis had been vou Jiod In. the affairs of the town. Another niaeting of the executive heaus was held in the morn ing ihI th action decided uron was confirmed, with the additional deter mination TJdt fcspcichci should bo given a vote of confidence nd be restored to a place of authority. The rtl climax came in tle aftcr rojn. The tabernacle was crowded to the "doors. When Voliva read the message from Dowie and acnouncd that he and, l is associates had decided that (i ranger must be retained there were, cheers: but the demonstration was. as nothing compart . to the out burst wl!:-n Voliva called the dis chargeX deacon to. the platform, took Iia warmly by ihe hand nd advised hivn-of tiie action oi! the "xecutive offi cer?. The fcudicuce . . t moment in mute astonishment S-d thei". rose in a wilder demonstration of arprova! and del'jpV. ' ELOPIXO WIFE KILLED. Iu Si rustic With the Sheriff Who Caught Her His Itcyolvcr Discharges. Dublin. Gn. Fe..i-ins to face the hus band from whom :.ne had eloped, Mrs. Lora Crabb. only six mcnths wedded, aiteini.tcd to esca;. from ifLerin! Wal ton, who ha I her -'S a prisoner on a Wrightsvllle aiu' Tcnuille train, and was .shot and killed in tbe struggle. Mrs. Crahb lied from i.ome r.nd the fc-herifi." pursued .ier and her compauiou at the request f her husband. Mr?. Crabb was overtal.en and the sheriff placed her or. a train 10 take her home. When tb train stopped at a station Mr.-:. CraoL, scieaui "I -can't face ivy husband." began t struggle des perately with the sheriff. She'got hold of his pistol and at he was attempting to recover it it as discharged, the bul let .strik.ug Mrs. Crabb in ILe forehead. She died in fee xherifTs arms. When the husband was toKI he said: "She need not have feared in meet me. 1 would have forgiven no:-." WEDDINC AT INDIAN SCIIOOL. Wilson Charles, an Oneida. Marries Miss Knudseii, a Klamath, at Carlisle. Carlisle. Pa. A military' ceremonial at the Carlisle Indian School made Wilsmi Charles, an Oneida Indian ba?e lnll JMH-hrT. fotnbai! jnuittM and all around athlete. Ihe husband of Miss Elizabeth Knudsen. a charming Indian maiden. Miss Kuudsen is a Klamath Indian, from" near Lake Klamath, in Northern California. Nearly V2VQ Indian braves and maid cn. representing ninety tribes and sraking nrariy a hundred dialects, with several hundred invited guests. Idled the scliool's-auditorium. The sin gle ring Episcopal service was per formed. Major Mercer giving away the bride. All the attendant? were Indians, the men being attired in the blue and yel low cavalry uniform of the school. Following the ceremony the bridal collide and Major and Mrs. Mercer received 12-" guests in. tha gymnasium, where later A dance was held to music? by the Carlisle Indian Band. . Cheek Use of Niagara. The Canadian'' Government has adopted a policy to cheek 'the export of power from Niagara. James B. Howard Gets Life. The mandate of the Supreme Court of Kentucky in the case of James B. Howard for the Governor Goebel mur der was filed iu the Court of Appeals, Frankfort, and HoAvurd will be com'' mitted to the penitentiary to serve a life sentence. Stork Visits Mother and Daughter, s The stork paid a double visit to the 'ne of Harry Brief man. Wilmington. ,. presenting Mrs. Brief man and her ;iiter, Mrs. Hannah Friel, w'th. Aug babies at the same hour. J. P. I?ick2ax, President Bank of Henderson ville A STRONG BANK - - - Four per cent paid on time deposits We extend to ourjcustorners every courtesy con. - ' listen it with sound banking W. J. DAVJS, President jGeo. W White, Vice-Pres. K. G. MORRIS, Cashier ILhe Commercial Sank HENDERSON VILLE, N. C. O NED O L, L, A R Starts d Savings Account with this bank TRANSACTING A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS The Claude Brown Company or We Buy and Sell Horses and Hules. Wagons. Buggies, Harness. Feed Stuff of AH Kinds We will trade anything we have for anything you've got. Come and see us. We're open for business. . WORK OF CONGRESS What is Being Done Day by Day By the National House and Senate. Rate Bill Honest. When the Senate met Mr. Culbert ton presented and had the clerk to read a memorial from the Cattle Raisers' Association of Texas, urging the passage of the railroad rate bill as it came from the House. The let ter was accompanied by a letter from S. H. Cowan, attorney for the asso ciation, in which he said that the rail roads have in the past six years in creased rates on cattle shipments to the extent of $18 4 car, causing a total outlay of $10,000,000 above the amount that it would have been nee cessary to pay under the old prices. The petition urged the Senate to re sist efforts to seriously amend the bill as mere subterfuges on part of op ponents of the bill. The following bills were passed: Amending the law requiring lights on rafts so as to make it apply to rsfts in tow. Authorizing the erection of 'a dam across the Choctaw Hatehe river, in Dale county, Ala. The conference report on the con sular reorganization bill was agreed to without discussion. All in Publics Interest. When the railroad rate bill was taken up, Mr. Clay addressed the ( senate, savins that, he not r-nnder the principle point of controversy a serious one. He had heard charges that both the House and tbe Knox bills were drawn in the interest of the railroad, but the faC . he de clared, were convincing that such was not the case. He then traced the his tory of the House bill, saying that it owed its origin to the inter-State commerce commission and had been accepted by the entire membership of the House committee, Republican and Democrats alike had passed" the House with practical unanimity. The bill might not be perfect, but he was satisfied that it had received only honest consideation. So, too, he was satisfied that the Knox, 'the Tillman and Culbertson bills had all been drawn in the interest of the people. He discussed the question of a court review of the orders of the inter state commerce commission, saying I . T i i T JI TT ' ii:ai it unaer tne riouse 0111 tne regu larity of the .commission's orders only was icontested, the carrier would be deprived of the' right to contesting a rate fixed. Should Concede Review. Mr. Clay declared that of it wa the intention to permit a review, of the commission's finding, the right should be conceded in the "bill. 'Why not say so directly in the bill and get over the controversy,"" he said "I believe that review ought to be permitted, but I believe that the review ought to be confined to the question as to whether the rate fixed i.; constitutional. The court should not be authorized to go into the whole case." - Mr. Tillman and Mr. Fulton asked why, if the revieAv privilege was to be confined to the constitutional privi lege, any provision of the kind was necessary, and Mr. Clay replied that he would agree with them if there were nothing in the bill as it stands on the subject of review, but that in view of the text of the bill he thought it should be amended so as to author ize the courts to say whether the rates fixed were confiscatory. ies nxea were connseatory. Mr. Clay referred to the differences of opinion between eminent lawyer: when the income tax measure was be fore Congress. Mr. Tillman said it was no wonder J. A. Haddhey- Cashier r lawyers were 4 befuddled' on thai measure, because the Suproin'e Court had been on both sides. In the House. The House adopted the confercne report on the consular reform bill. April 10 was agreed open .'as t lit date when debate on the pure fooo bill shall commence, to continue at least two da vs. Consideration of the legislative ex excutive and judicial bill was resum ed, and when an amendment was of fered to" the amdunt appropriated for traveling and other expenses cf confi dential agents of the Department t the Interior, Mr. Tawney of Minne sota, said he was opposed to creating a secret service bureau for the In terior Department. Mr. Gaines of Tenness2 said it was an outrage on the part of the ap propriations committee not to giv the Secretary of the Interior what In needed to carry on the work of "run ning down the xrildernes? of laud thieves in the West. 7 " , r Mr. Mann, of Illinois,' said that the Secretary of the Interior had been most active in ferreting: laud frauds. He said (replying to an intimation of Mr. Tawney that Secretary Hitch cock had "impulsively' asked I'm $10,000 when he needed .20,00U): "Impulsively ! . With his blood as cold as a fish, he could not impul sively reduce his just nee.s. The Secretarv is a cold-blooded man and it is through this very notuvc of his that he has kept the public domain from being robbed outright. No, it was the ice water that was poured down his back by the appropriations committee that kept him f 10m tell ing the real needs of the service. It would be a crime not to support the Secretary ot the Interior in 'his brave fight against powerful influen ces, and Ave will be held responsible if we do not give him what he needs." Mr. Williams of Mississippi, wlio had offered the amendment increas ing the amount appropriated for con fidential agents of tbe Interior De partment from $10,000 to $20,00. said the Secretary of the Interior had stated that his agents had "run down' a man in California who had gobbled up 263.000' acres of the public domain ,and it was for the purpose of looking after this ease, as vrfiii S3 others, that the additional amount va needed. The season for the slaughter of easlc3 has set in. American eagles and golden eagles particularly have fa'slen victims to the insatiate desire of men to kill. Just why the sight of a large fowl flying harmlessly over head or taking its rest en ta!l trees or hill tap drives every hunter to Tnis firearm;; we leave for ethers to fig'i cut, says tho Indianapolis News. If there is any sentiment in this coun try at all it ought to be of suScjenc strength to prevent the destruction ar least of the American fagle. as this theoretically is our national bird. It has already become so rare as to be a novelty, and to lead correspcndcnis to "consume much space in giving i"ne details when some hunter brings an eagle down. It is singular that men with guns want to destroy the very last survivor of a disappearing spe cies of bird or animal. One would think that the rarer a bird or 'beast became the greater care there would be to protect it. But the lust for tro phies will not have it so, and tbe slaughter of eagles will go on until this great bird shall be extinct, , ex cept perhaps in the national, rescrva- Vne-e the Government etrouj m -'vtpnds erm extends. Four battleships cost mere money than is given by all Protestant Cirri endom in a year for missions.