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""W1 Principal Unlit r Ohm.
Paris, Oct. !. a dispatch re
celved from Pekln states that M. PI-
hon, thr, French minister, In reply,
ing to the note of Li Hung Chang
and Prinw Chlng regarding peace
negotiations, remarked th.t rn.i.
by recognizing that she had violated
1 the law of nations, had admitted her
responsibility to those- concerned.
! He therefore demanded the punlah
I inent of the principal guilty person,
. Prince Tuan, Chwang, Kung Yi and
Tung Fu Hshtng, and added that un
til the head of these officials full
hostilities would not eea.se.
The note sent to the ministers
states that China offers to treat lor
Iaoo and that she accepts the prin
ciple that indemnities shall be iid
for the destroyed legations, the lori
es to be computed by delegates of
the powers. It adds that the Euro
Iean nations inav La awm-riftl IVaH
from Proto- j commercial advantages or modifica-
rm . uaaeraate or uct. ltti as fol- t onofthflf.nl trMtiM- i.t a ti.,.
j avesWV.J ' VS. V ,? llll
requirements of the powers vary It
A party of Boers got Into Jag-'is nelJlul that they Individually
rrrt ,ntein on the night of October ! tftte them. The plenipotentiaries
i'tr, ana
im .rnlng.
JO killed."
.ml Mnnsa Troops IWpftr Motors
In Turn are Whipped ly th French
,, i if(,M)i I. tka ISrltUb.
Hoers are making an aggres
, campaign against the British
.d.!ern, attacking outposts, cut
V tl communications and capt
tMif niall Indies of British troops.
.r 1 JJoberts reports
vaiaer uate or Oct.
a fight ensued in the j promise that the princes and ralnls
Our loss was 11 killed. ! ters who were aPcomDlice of tha
Boer lost their commander Boxers shall be nunlshed aeeordino-
.nv i u ' -a
., ... .,,.- to Chinese law. and
a i rnin ana oeen derailed at Kaap
!;i r Three persons wero killed In
The lloers have broken the rail-
way at vraarontein. Ther fought
law, and in offering to
negotiate they demand that hostili
ties shall immediately cease.
A Man Hang-ad fur Attempted CrtaiiAal
Na.hville, 0. t. IS. Frank Warlield. j
a negro of 22, wai lynched shortly af
ter midnight this morning at K kton '
in Southern Kentucky He was charged j
with an attempt to commit a criminal
cBiui upon juri. remcs, wile oi a
prominent young farmer i.ear El kton.
WarUe IJ went to her home Tuesday af
ternoon about 4 o'clock when, it in !
claimed, he knew the husbtnd was ab- j
sen. W th. f'enick had time to lock Ler-
fselfin, but toe negro tried the doors!
until something frightened him away, j
The hatband returned and bunted for
and chased the n-gro two miles from!
Klkton. He was placed in jail There j
wa not much talk of lynching till last
mght when a mob came to the jail and
demanded Warde d. After alight par- j
leying the jailer gave him over. j
was swung to a tree in Clarkfil!e
street in the suburbs where hundred-, j
passed to-day aod gazed on the body, j
Uia f ather refused to take the body for I
burial. The coroner's jury returned j
the Udual finding that the negro came!
to hi death by hanging at the hands
of a party or parties unknown. The
verdict was signed by six men, the last
of whom bore the name W. T. l.vnch.
XorU CarollaUa-Illc WUW
aalctde aa Uwur Aft-r II U
II Was a
Com salt
Washington, Oct. Is Surgeon
j General Sternberg received a cable
I message this morning from Major
Qorgaa, chief sanitary officer at Ha
CRISIS SPREAD- jvaua, saying that Major k'ttt H.
rMnwn, commusary of tnbsist
ence, V 8. V. died of yellow fever
at I a Animas at nine o'clock last
e enlng. and that Mrs. Peterson, his
Iligti PvieeatoT Cotton nd I'nMHisTactorjr
Su 1
Tmiitxt on
Huiall force that was sent to
pit'r the line, killing several ard
wounding a number, feomeothet'
vn r taken prisoners. The Boers
Hr- v ry active in the Kroonstad
DNtrlctof the Orange Free State,
wht ns Oeaeral Dewet Is operating.
a correspondent writing from
t'rt torla describes the situation as
fallows :
I' ruler the fih:idow of our own red,'
white and blu and grenii, I may still
write the truth about this horrible war
kfiil the truth is that, though Roberts
hxi in this sect on 40,000 against our
410O, and has taken poss-nsion of n few
i owns as we vacated them for the hills,
I m pay ma: dearly for them with life
an.1 money If his force are ten to our
"tit his loHHe are in tne same propor
tion, and this while he is taking every
tiu'itn advantage and defying all rule
anil precedent in civilized war
I n I'retoria he no sooner gt into the
town than he drove out all the worn n
and children, so as not to have the ex
I't iiMe and the care of them 'Go t)
Krugr,'' he sa d to the poor w mcj
shose husbands and soim and bro hers
were already driven from home ard
lighting tor 'heir lives I hey may 1:3
'lj inff or dead, but their women ai d
children must fly, too. and leave the5"
li 'me- and little pieces of ground and
hU their little belongings and lly."
I hii corre8pon.:ei t says the Boers
nr Mtronjrly posted at Lydenburg in
the heart of the mountains, where it
will be almoht impossible ftr the Jint-'.-li
to (rain a foothold, and will be able
to maintain the war for a long time to
Put (Has In the Oatmeal.
Charleston, W. Va , Oct. 17. Mrs.
M. V. Hudson told Mabel Warren, a
colored domestic, that after to-day she
would not be wanted. A colored girl
in a ne ghbor's family cautioned Mrs
Hudson that Mabel had insinuated that
glass in the oatmeal this morning
would furnish her revenge.
No one ate any of that dish for break
fat to-day, and an examination show
ed the p rridge lull of powdered glass.
I he girl got away before she could be
Tost Office Burglar Killed.
Wilkesbarre, Pa. Two masked burg
lars broke into the poot-ftice and gen
eral store at ao.bra, a small town near
ihickshinny, this county, tarty this
morning. I hey covered the watchman,
Henry ilighes, with their revolvers,
and, after tying him, started to ran
sack the post-office.
While they were at work Highes
loosened the cords that b und him and
witn his rifle opened (ire on the burg
lars He fired eigiit hots. One of the
men fell dea i from two bullet wounds
hiki his companion ec-ap d in a woun
ded condition. 1 he dead man has not
been identified. Mr. UigAes gave him
self up to the authorities.
larr for Undertaker,
Ma or Doctor.
Winston liepublican.
Bishop Rondthaler returned Monday
from Willow Hill, Va., at the foot of
the Biue Ridge Mountains, where he
had been to dedicate a new Moravian
church. It is a pretty and picturesque
spot, where good health is a heritage
and a blessing, such as few sections are
privileged to enjoy.
The Bishop says that ha met with
one patriarch who had lived at the
same place for ".0 yetrs, had raised 7
chillrenand had 17 grand-children,
anu was toiu mat to ere had not been a
death in the family since 18 1 5 a Mr
Childers, anoth-r pioneer, had 7 de
scendants. including his wile, children.
grand-i-iiiidren and graat-gra d chil
dren, and that there has only been one
death in the family for 30 years, and
this departure was caused by an acci
dent. There is also another family
near comprising a husband, wife and 8
children and the d ctor's bill for 14
years has only been $2.
Condition of th Tiru Mrt
ITaioc Wltb the TrnJa Wr In b!
AfWtd the Induatry.
1IM Tot-Mi7 f 'iBllil
Ualtimoki, Oct. H.Th exports
of cotton, naval stores. 1 amber, eat
tie, flour and Iron from the South
trn States In which cotton growing
iwas once dominant, other article
are being addtd yar by y ar.
Among these are petroleum. With
In the past five years the produc
tion of crude petroleum In the i or
alcana fields of Navarro count.
wne, tinea nerseir an nou after-i iexa. nas been steadily dereIord,
wards. What makes the cae a i bringing new population and tt
particularly sad one Is that Major j Industries In its trail. The dUcov
Peterson had an opportunity of go j ery of the oil was made In the h art
ing to China several weeks ago, in j of the city In drilling an arwlen
which evtnt he would undoubtedly ! well. For a couple of years slow
have escaped the fever; but at the1 crogress was made, but since lS's
solicitation of friends he decided to when a refinery wa ballt, It has
remain on duty at Havana. The ; had rapid expansion. According to
double tragedy recorded in Major ' a correspondent of th Mannfact
Oorg&s' telegram Is the result. urwrs' Record, since Jan. 1, ls''J th
Major Peterson was a native of; work has gone on uninterruptedly,
North Carolina and a namesake of ! until the number of produclr ir well
Ki-Senator Rinsona of that State
lie was gratuated at the Military
Academy In June, 1SS9, and had ten
years' service In the Infantry army,
In the field Is with a dally r ut
put of ,lJ barrels. Oil of the I j
brlcattng variety has been struck
at a depth of four hundred feet, near
According to a Washington special,
the crisis in the German textile trade
is said to be spreading. Over-produc- being attached successively to the t Powell, eight miles from Corslcana,
tion, due to the rapid progress of Eu-' i"lh, 16th, 7th and r.th regiments and a pipe line will be built In or
ropean trade in other countries is the i of Inhintry. In October, lt&'J, he der to get the oil to market. Month
disease held accountable for this affl.c- j 9 appointed a commissary of after month the tankage capacity of
. . i a tt i. c. . subsistence with the rank of Cap-1 their refinery has been Inoreavel
ttonintextileindustrie. United States, ,n During tne 8paEl:h war he 1 until there isow about forty Unk.
port to the State Department says that j fntry, and on the muster out of the
the high price of cotton and theimpos-! lecrlment was made a mainr of vol.
A special from Tien Tsin, dated
tober says :
"Reliable unoflicial reports ay that
the advance guard of the allied forces
entered l'ao l ing Fu Wednesday, Oc
tober 17th. The city, it is eaid, was
practically deserted and offered no re
distance. The British column captured
seventeen imperial soldiers at We Nan
Hien, October 10th, who were part of
the force of two thousand men sent to
disperse the Boxers in that res on The
aotives assert that th. y killed 200
Boxers and w ere returning to Pa Chow
when they were lired upon and dis
persed ny the French.
The British confiscated their arms
and horses and released the imperial
Colored Girl Kidnapped and
Forced to Danco In Saloons.
Hagfrstown, Md James Brown and
wife, colored, of Charlottesville, Va ,
were arrested in Ilagerstown 10 day lor
kidnapping Lillian, the eleven-year-old
daughter of Mrs Martha Thomas, or
Frederick, Md,, who swore out the war
Brown and his wife trained the girl
io it the inusc e dance, and took her on
a round of the saloons. Justice Hoff
man sent Brown and his wife to jeil
for sixty days, and Mrs. Thomas Uok
her daughter hime.
The girl executed her dance, upon
request of the State's attorney, hetore
the justice. "
(irent Kastern Hallway.
Tarboro Southerner.
Thomas II. Gatlin, Jr., civil en
gineer, reports that the progress of
the work on tnis line of railroad is
reasonably satisfactory. The Eagle
Construction Co., of Toledo, ., has
the contract to build and complete
ly equip the line, and the sub-contracts
made by them with various
outfits asMiiro its completion by Mar.
Nt, 1901.
The section from Fremont to
Snow Hill Is about half-graded. The
line will be constructed from Ital
eigh to Englehard, in Hyde county,
ou the Pamlico Sound, a distance of
lt7 miles.
Mrs. Nellie Shepherd Darned to
Greensboro, Oct. 18. News has just
reached here of a horrible occurrence
in the northern part of this county. A
widow. Mrs Nellie Shepherd, aeed 70
vears. lived alone. Several days pass
ins: and her neighbors not having seen
her as usual, they went to her hou?e to
see what had become of h r. Their in
vestigation showed that she had been
burned to death in her own house. The
skull, the heart, a foot aod a few bones
were all that were left to indicate the
remains of a human body It is believ
ed that Mrs atepherd was sitting near
the fire and was attacked by an epilrp
tic fit. No foul play is suspected.
Populism In Tennessee.
Dalton Herald.
We are glad to see the evidences
of returning life to Populism in
Tennessee. Under the inspiration
oi their new tttate paper, Our Coun
try, together with a number of the
old time Populist fpeakers, the Pops
in our sister State are bestirring
themselves. We lo k for a larger
Populist vote In that State in No
vember than has been polled since
18. Hevival is coming, boys, and
it's c anlng fast. The old King
Roosters of Georgia have volunteer
ed to send a delegation of tax-fed
spellbinders Into Tennessee to help
their brethren of that State head off
the Pops.
Tevas Planters Able to Hold
Their Cotton.
Austin, Tex., Oct. IS Many of the
cotton planters in this part of the state
are rrfusing to tell their cotton at
prrsent prices and are yarding the sta
ple. Mst of them have sold enough
o square their accounts ith the stores
and wilt not sell the surplus un il high
er prices prevar. They say ttey are
out of debt and have money in the bank
and can afford to wait nntil the top
notch in prices is reached. More cot
t n will be held in Texas this year than
ever be i ore known unless prices should
take a material advance.
Tending Whither.
Coming Events.
Occasionally th world's plutocracy
pauses in its wild revelry of luxury and
power, and with an air of assumed in
nocence aks : "What's wrong?" In the
name of justice what is right? Liberty
is being crucihed ! Patriotism is dy
ne: Justice is dethroned! The rich
are reckless in their extravagance: the
poor are Ftarving Government, that
is supposed to find justification in prin
ciples of reason and humanity, and de
rive its powers lrom tne consent of the
governed has become a tool of oppress
ion Armed invaders are sent frc-n
ontf country to another to conquer
subjects The military is bzv,
strengthened Plutocracy is arir t;
itself tor a contest, and labor is pre
paring to accept the battle. L,egisla
tive influence is bought and sola as
though it was an ord:nary commodity
Courts are corrupted and justice bar
tered. The ballot, the only instrument
the people have to protect themselves
with, except the bullet, is being tain
perd with and controlled by "ringrs '
A selfish, unscrupulous "wage heeler,"
or souirrel-tailed politician, is consid
ered of more account thn a dozen hon
est voters. Corruption, monopoly, op
pression is everywhere. The people ?re
taxed on everything they hancve,
whether they eat it, wear it or use it -n
their different vocations The genius
of man discovers new inventions, but
the avarice of man at once monopolizes
them and they become agents of op
pression, instead of beneficient discov
eries. Wealth is concentrating in tt-9
hands of the few and children are beg
ging for bread The wise are blind, the
church is asleep; the press is subsHiz
ed or hypnotized, and the statesmen
are scrambling for a "job." The idle
army of workmen is increasing. Di
rectly they will get hungry, ah, they
are hungry now. Some are begging:
some are stealing; some are starving
Bu all of them a'e verging on to tht
madness w hich is the sure precursor to
revolution. The eyes of the Triumph
ant Plutocracy see not the danger, and
their heart heed not the cry of the op
pressed. The world is bright for them
Why should they care? "Am I my
brother's deeper?" "Eat, drink and be
merry, for t-wnorrow ye may die "
And the world swings round The gulf
Plutocracy is preparing for Belschaz
zer's feast. Nero is fiddling while
Rome is burning Caesar is crossing
the Rubicon. History is repeating it
self tnd God will wipe out the. wrongs
of humanity, although it ets back th
hand of progress on the dial of civili
sibility of getting equivalent yarn pri
ces is playing havoc with the trade. A
great number of mills throughout the
whole of Europe are cluing down on
account of shortage in this article.
The war in China has affected indus
tries generally, more particularly the
iron trade. India, for instance, had
been constructing numbers of rice mills
a d bad hougDt tne macmnes in uer-
many Since the troubles in China
aro-e tnis encouraging progress nas
come to an untimely end
From Alasia in the West to sjllesia in
the east of the German Empire, a gen
eral cutting down of working hours.
and thousands ot weavers tnrown out
of employment bear witness to the de
plorable state of this industry through
out the country The velvet industry
is the only one of this nature which ap
pears to be holding its own.
notaing rrora sixteen thousand to
jthlrty-sii thousand barrels each.
which others are added as produc
tion increases. The refinery is not
able to refine the entire product,
and large quantities of the crude
oil are shipped to Mexico, whore it
Is refined. The res id urn of the oil.
unteers In the commissary depart
msnt. He held the rank nearly a
year, serving most of the time at
Mantanzas, from where he was re
cently transferred to Havana.
While serving at that place he was refined at Coreicana, Is used in lo-
taken with the disease which re
sulted In his death and caused his
wife to commit suicide. -
Mrs. Peterson was the daughter
of a prominent business man of
Cincinnati and was gifted with un
usual charms of person and mind.
Her devotion of her husband is in
dicated by the t ragic manner of her
Prosperous Western Farmers,
tforning Post.
In Kansas this year's wheat pro
duction far excelled the t tor age ca
pacity of her elevators, and the
railroads are quite unequal to the
cask of hauling it. At the stations
wheat is piled high in the air.
In the Dakotas, Minnesota and
Ohio there are similar records, while
the total increase in the value of
horses, mules, milch cows, catt'e
and sheep for the country at large
has mounted up to half a billion
dollars. The farmers of the far
west have more than doubled their
stockholdings. What are Krupp
guns mammoth warships and all
the pomp and show of war, as ev
idences of national power, com part d
with these?
( al?b Powers and Number "13."
Powers, the Kentuckian convicted
of complicity in the murder of Goe
bel, may be excused if he put some
faith in the idea that thirteen is an
unlucky number. He was nomina
ted for office June 13,1899 arraigned
July 13, 190d, as one of thirteen con
spirators named; was defended by
thirteen lawyers; his sweetheart was
the thirteenth witness; the evidence
allowed that 1.300 soldiers were rea-
day to defend him; he gave Culton
M.J'Oto pay the expenses of the
mountaineers; he took $1,300 with
him when he fled; the evidence closed
Drawing a Fine Distinction.
"James." said the milkman to
bis new boy, "d'ye see what I'm
"Yes, sir, replied James, "you're
a pourin' water into the milk."
"No, I'm not, James, i m a-pour
in' milk into the water; so if any
body asks you if I put water into
the milk you can tell 'em no. All
en stick to the truth, James. Cheat-
in' is bad 'nough, but lyin' is wuss."
The India Famine.
The Viceroy of India, Lord Cur
zon, in a speech before the council
said the famine had affected a quar
ter of the population of India and
that even now two millions of peo
ple were receiving relief. He ex
pressed the hope, however, that in
a month's time these would return
to their homes.
His Lordship further said' that
half a million deaths were traceable
to the family and that the loss of the
crops involved the loss of fifty mil
lions sterling, plus some millions
for the loss of cattle.
Tw elve Mistakes of Life.
An English paper gives a list of
what it terms the "twelve mistakes
of life."
While there are undoubtedly oth
er mistakes than those mentioned
the list is a fairly comprehensive
one. It is a greater mistake to set
up our own standard of right and
wrong and judge people according
ly ; to measure the enjoyment of
others by our own: to expect uni
formity of opinion in this world ; to
look for experience and Judgment
in youth ; to look for perfection in
otuown actions ; to worry ourselves
with what cannot be remedied; no.
to yield in Immaterial matters ; no.'
to alleviate all the needs allevia
tion so far as lies in our power ; not
to consider everything impossible
that we cannot perform; to believe
only what our finite minds can
grasp ; to expect to bo able to un
derstand everything. And the last
and greatest mistake of all is t
live for time alone, with no thought
for the future when any moment
may launch us into eternity.
Prosperity in Stanly County.
A reliable gentleman from Stan- j
ly county teils the Charlotte Obser
ver that the cotton crop or nis
county is about 65 per cent, and
that the farmers of Stanly are in
good condition. He says Albemarle
has grown in four vears from a pop
ulation of 350 to 3,000, which in
crease he credits to the railroad and
to the three cotton mills located
cal mills and factories for fuel, and
large duantltlesof it are shipped ty
train to Ha nine Pais to be loadfd
on steamships for tne North, whore
its by products are derived
The outward movement of lum
ber is strengthening. The repo ts
of railroads as to lumber traffic rep
resents it as quite up to the aver
age for the season. Iieporis from
all milling sections show no excos-
sive stocks at any point, while
many mills are moving lumber as
rapidly as it leaves the saw In the
North Carolina pine section the cut
look Is very satisfactory, and white
there is no very great activity in
the market, the demand is sttady
with a good inquiry which later on
will develop considerable actual
One of the most interesting de
velopments in Southern textiles
during the week is the beginning
of the construction at Clearwater,
S. C , of a plant for bleaching and
printing cotton goods. This owned
by Georgia parties, represents an
investment of $390,000, and will
have a capacity ef bleaching week
ly 8,000,000 yards and for printing
3,000,000 yards, the Eufaula, Ala.,
Cotton mills will erect a new power
house for two 250 horse-power boil
ers, the Stanford Cotton Mills, of
Cedar town, Ga , will increase its
carding machines by twenty per
cent., and the Middle Georgia Cot
ton Mills at Eaton ton, Ga , has
awarded a contrct for a building to
accommodate 5,000 spindles and li")
t . rry 4 ft
New iWra Jcusl ;
A Use m U yi&. tin oae
flst go vbr ety is, U Make
aofity, are goo4 ta Uo la
t ea fe&aiee aod traJe of aii slada
Tk ASsbII f.UWlHyror Is!.. K(.
lrM K-r4 e.s4 ra VTtllia u V iU
Assrtklaf 1st l Wy f TrMUM ls
i oasMeratloa wf t VVUk4rs J .f
Troup m an iraiiUM
j Of oa aU C4d that Ue pret
I Hwva l a gvoj oe fer kt latoriBg
' ao. the retail zi toWd4i-
era. a&4 t ike ceseral saereaaule
trade is every way.
Work u offered fi every kiai ef
labsr, at good piMi it to wort la
j field, or at the Usc&.
; Was rowl crop of tobacco a4
i eottoc. bieh ar trlagUf matkWt
j ter pnes tfcaa aioal, esciaJiy eV
to, there is bob r is ideal r. aal
tae local tralera ia Uelr dany eaiee.
' are floJibf ft oat.
It ia at theee proeprou pricdi
that erery loea' tada ry ehoal4 W
jmakifif money, and every aeosr
i agemeat should be rtvea t the ro-
WaHI-GTOK, Oct. 1. The
neee government has made a re- cboUjb of Ue beat isurHti of this
quest upon Secretary bay that ne-;'"' y. mr Better-
gotlatlon. begin to morrow at P.-: it
kin, looking to a settlement of the; that private aad poods larT-
mioteo quoauoo. it ia aaiu at me ,
State Department that Mr. Conger' i
instructions are sufficient in;
breadth to enable him to proceed j
with negotiations to-morrow with
out further orders from the Depart- j
However, as the Chinese counter
proposals received yesterdy thro
Mr. Conger, appear to warrant fur
ther Instructions from the frvtl-
dent and Secretary Hay, Mr. Con
ger was wired to day an outline of
the course he is to pursue In fur
therance of the plans already om-
mltted to his care, tor obvious
reasons the State Department has
decided to make public the text of
these supplementary Instructions.
But It may be stated that our gov
ernment does not regard the Chi
nese tender as sufficient to meet the
necessities of the case. It Is not In
d lea tad In what respect they fall
short. The Chinese agreement, ac
cord.ng to their note express re
gret, admits liabilities for Indem
nity, and jlelds anything In th
way of treaties, in consideration of
the withdrawal of the troops and an
armistice. It is Inferred that our
objection it based on a lack of guar
an tees for the present safety of
American citizens and the legation
In China as woll as for the protec
tion of missionaries and trade In
terests in the future. It cann t be
gathered that the matter of the
sufficiency of the puntshmtnt to be!
meted out to the Chinese rnending
officials enters Into tbls objection
The alleged edict setting out tbpun
iftliiiients allotted to I'rime Tuau and
his fellow con piratora, is surrounded
with doubt. Mr. Con per has advised
the State lepirtnient that tbj autheo-
icity of the edi t is called in quextiun
in Fekm, but no where has the State
Department been able to secure any
official statement as to the i haracter of
the edict
The State Department has so far
made no answer to the Chinese propo
sal and as already indicated, w id re
turn t bis probably tbrough Mr. Con
mesis aaoau De made, improve
ments tobitaoUal acJ permaaeat ia
ehraci r.
In aach a eeaaon aa tie present,
with gjod crops aad kih pneee for
farm produce, the farmer akeald
prcfit, in retting bib prtdect to
market in the best of mark table
oape, thus realu.nf the hiheet
prices and he should to it that
the money mad ahould be employ--d
advantageously m payug all
debts, and in proV.ding agaiast
to or wants, aad possible eoatlsf
eneiej. The merchant who before this
period, baa been a steady aad per
istent adverur, ia now rwapiag
richly from lb few dollars spent in
telling the cewapapcr readers what
be had to eell
This is theeeaaoa when th adver
tiser is getting bis reward for eo
acientioas and persistent advertis
ing in the paat and preeeat.
Kry trad and prafeaaios, with
hardly an eteeptijn, im profiting by
the good times with plenty of woik
at good wages, and good erope with
high prices for them, ia bringing to
the people of this section
The Un.es in which people ahoald
profit, are hk the present, and tboe
who tail to gain In aach prosperous
periods, will surely fail in any sea
son, no matter how prorperoas it
may be.
Serious Case of Shooting.
F. J. Dempsey, a well known
planter of Wilmington, shot him
self in the breast and made a dan
gerous wound. He was unloading a
rifle and accidentally exploded the
cartridge. Doctors are afraid to
probe for the ball.
8,000 Gallons of Benzine Explo
Charlotte, N. C High Point, N. C,
was shaken as if by an earthquake to
night at 8 o'clock by the explosion of a
benzine tank containing 3,000 jrallons
The exploaion occurred on the outskirts
01 tne town, anu no casualties resume
The Hickory limes-Mercury, fears
that "if the seasons are good next year,
there will be an over-prduntion of
farm product grown " This fear may
be well founded as to eotton and tobac
co, but not so with cereals, fruit,
meats, bay, butter, poultry and garden
products ro long as thousands of dol
lars' worth of these products have to
be shipped in from other States to sup
ply our people, aa nas oeen tne case in
other years, even in years of plenty,
there is little danger of an over-pro
duction. If North Carolina farmers
will all lend their surplus energies to
the task of increasing the production
of these supplies they will do little
more than keep even with a rapidly de
veloping home market a market de
mandinsra constant increase of the
.-mall no-called by-products of the farm
Diversified farming is the key note te
success in North Carolina.
Damage to Texas Cotton.
A stat 1st ican of the Department
of Agriculture at Washington, says
that the West Indian hurricane de
stroyed in Texas, cotton which,
when matured would have mad
about 68,000 bales. On a basis of
$50 per bale the amount destroyed
would represent a value of $4,400,-
The Durham Herald says that in
one of the school districts ill Dur
ham county a mother and daughter
are both on the school census list.
Tho mother is just 14 and the child
i a few months old.
Vice Consul Keed Dies in Madrid
Madkid, Oct. 18.-D wight T. Reed,
United States Vice Consul in Mad
rid, since May. 1899, died yesterday
morning at 9 o'clock, and was bur
led to-day In the British cemetery.
The enumeration of the twelfth
census is completed. There were
53,000 enumerators and 297 supervi
sors. The cost of the enumeration
will be about 14,200,000. The re
oortof the Census Bureau when
completed, will occupy eight vol
umes of one thousand pages.
The man who attends strictly to
his own bnsinesss has a good steady
job. Ixehang.
Swinging to Bryan's Coat Tails.
King's Weekly, a Democratic pa
per, published at Greeneville, says:
"It is hoped that V. J. Bryan has
a new coat or has had the tails of
his old one greatly strengthened as
Joe Daniels is again swinging to
A Man in Iowa Gets One Cent
Year for Carrying the Mail.
A Treasury warrant tor 1 cent was
issued a few days ago by the auditor of
the Postoffitie Department to Frank H
Lyncn io cover nis salary ior uarryiug "out OI Style. '
Human Educator.
What a marvelous ehange in the
treatment of horses would quickly
occur if men were treated exactly
like they treat their horses.
In that case whips would seldom
be used.
Jerking the bit would cease also.
Telling, cursing, pounding and
Check reins would be very slack.
Blinders would be discarded.
Clipping and docking would go
He Prayed Hard.
Atlanta Journal.
An old man in Georgia named
Jack Baldwin, having lost his hat
in an old dry well one day, hitched
a rope to a stump and let himself
down. A wicked wag named Neal
came along just then and, quietly
detaching a bell from Ballwin's old
blind horse, approached the well,
bell in hand, and began to ting a
Jack thought the old horse was
coming and said: "Hang the old
blind horse ! He's coming this way
sure, and he ain't got no more sense
than to fall in on me Whoa, Ball !'
The sound came closer.
"Great Jerusalem, the old blind
fol will be right on top of me in a
minute ! Whoa, Ball ! Whoa, haw,
Ned kicked a little dirt on Jack's
head, and Jack began to pray :
"Ob, Lord, have mercy on whoa,
Ball ! a poor sinner I'm gone now,
whoa. Ball ! hallowed be thy gee
Ball, what'll I do I name. Now I
lay me down to si ge, Ball !" Just
then in fell more dirt. 4 Oh, Lord,
if you ever intended to do anything
for me bai k Ball ! whoa ! Oh,
Lord, you know I was baptized in
Smith's mill dam whoa, Ball, ho !
up! murder! whoa:"
Neal could hold in no longer, and
shouted a laugh which might have
been heard two miles, which was
about as far as Jack chased him
when he got out.
the United States mails during the past
fiscal year.
Lynch carries tne mails from Mineral
Point, Iowa county, Wis , to Dodgevilie
daily. Ha drives a stage and makes a
fairly good living from his passenger
and freight traffic. He was afraid some
one would underbid him for 'Carrying
the mail over the route, so a year ago
be contracted with the government to
carry the mails for the next four years
for the sum of 1 cent per year. June
closed the first year of his contract
The warrant sent Lynch to-day went
tbrouth as much red tape as tne one
which arivea the New! York Central
Railroad $360,000 every quarter for
transporting the mails. Lynch has
been offered large sums for the warrant
bv relic hunters, and it is believed he
Big loads would rarely be seen.
Axle-grease would have a boom.
Better roads would be loudly de
Wide tires would be universal.
Race-tracks wonld be "for sale."
Stables would be light, clean and
Horses would be watered frequent
ly, and regularly, and have a van
ety and sufficiency of food and a
deep, soft bed at nignt: All of
which proves how mean, cruel and
foolish some men are.
Lots of men who claim to be look
ing for work wouldn't recognize a
will realize several dollars f rpm it If he 1 job if it stepped up and tapped them
agreti to its sale. I on th shoulder. jtxshaags.
A ow we Can Hide in Air Ships.
N. Y. Herald, 18th.
The problem of practically navi
gating air has apparently been
Count Zeppelin, with four pass
engers, in his big ''ship'' yesterday
rose a thousand feet above the sur
face of Lake Constance, and sailing
within four points of the wind
about as close as a modern racing
cutter could get in the grosser ele
ment voyaged a distance of seven
Maine Survivor Commits Suicide.
New York, Oct. 19 After suffer
ing intense pain for two years from
a broken jaw, which he received
while on board the ill-fated battle
ship Maine, when she was blown up
in Havana harbor, in 1898, and also
from internal injury, Nicholas Scalp,
aged 47. this morning ended his
misery by sending a bullet crashing
through his brain, in a boarding
house in Brooklyn.
They Kicked up the Ground end I.ald
Bare Valuable Deposits.
Chicago Record.
The animal with the gazellelike
eyes, the sardonic smile and the
wicked pair of heels the mule -Is
responsible for the trlpoli excite
ment in Jackson county, Ind. The
story of how the mule once did
good is an interesting one. A. H.
uarnaugn, a farmer living near
Fretown, seven miles north of here,
recently hitched a team of mules
under a tree by the banks of 8alt
'reek. The mules were attackea
by flies, and In their frantic efforts
to drive them on they pawed up
the ground. When the farmer re
turned, he found a peculiar bluish
dust enveloping the animals, and
on the ground was a heap ot sind
aa tine as flour. He became inter
ested in the find and so sent a bot
tle of the sand to State Geologist
Blatchly. who soon sent back word
that it was trlpoli, worth between
four and six dollars a ton. Mr. Har
baugh examined his own land and
found that great deposits were on
his farm. His neighbors, becoming
luterested, have done the same, and
a number of them have b. en fortu
nate enough to find several small
beds. The deposit on Harbaugh'a
farm is more than thirty six Inches
Tripoli is not easily fonnd, for at
present there are but three exten
sive beds in the United States. The
largest bed is in Newton county, Mo.,
and another extensive bed is in West
Virginia. The people of Jackson
county claim theirs is the only de
posit in this region of the co intry.
but this ia wrong. In Perry county
near 8t. Melnrad, there is a splendid
deposit, bat it is nearly inaccessible.
The beds of Jackson county, how
ever, are easily reached, for tke
Southern Indiana railway ia near by.
Tripoli is used mainly for the pur
pose of polishing. It la rather hard.
but it has not tnfflclent grit to eut
metal or glass surfaees. It is claim
ed the Venetians were the first to
use tripoli. It is often called "rot
ton stone." bat its technical name
comes from Tripoli, in whieh coun
try it was first obtained. Tripoli is
principally a silica, and it is formed
from the shells oi mieroseopie or
ganisms, accumulated in oceans n9
at wide interval drifted, forming a
deposit. Another use in recent
rears has been found for tnpoli. it
was for some time need as an absor
bent in making high explosive, out
in the list few years gan eotton and
other materials have supplanted it.
B asides this, tripoli is used in mak
ing soap, and it is claimed that deli
cate fl jsh is not iii j axed by contact
with it.
I 'sea of The Lemon.
Home and Farm.J
Sick headache may often be cared
by taking half the juice ot one lem
un in a teaeapfnl of strong black
coffee. Headaches from biliousness
or torpid liver sometimes yield to
the simple treatment of half a lemon
squeezed into a enp of hot water
ithout sagar, taken night and
Lemon jaioe and sugar mixed very
thick furnish a ommon household
reuudy for coughs and colds. Ho:
lemonade is also good, but the very
best form in which the lemon can b?
used for sueb eases is the folio win g.
Put a good sized lemon In the oven
and let it remain nntil thoroughly
baked. It will then be soft all
through. Take it oat and add
enough sugar or honey honey ia
preterable to make a thick syrup
with the laiee. K.p this warm and
take a .teaipoonfn! every few
When yon makeah)t lemonade
for a cold remember that glycerin
instead of sugar will make the rem
edy more valuable.
For feverishness and nanaturai
thirst soften a lemon by rolling on
a hard surf ace. cat off the top, add
sugar, and woik the sugar down in
to the lemon with a fotic. A hen
slowly suek the lemon.
Lemons in almost any form have
a beneneiai eneei in cases oi rnen
ma ism, and ars recommended by
Aa a remedy for an obstinate corn
bind a piece of lemon upon it, renew
ing every morning for three or lour
day. Then the corn will be easily
removed. Bread ernmos soaaed
with lemon iaiee may be need for
the same par pose. Bobbing with
pieces of lemon will relieve sore and
tender feet. Chilblains can do cured
bv rabbin with sliced lemon that
has been sprinkled with salt.
The ehapping of th hands by ex
posare to heat or from hot soapsuds
a a at - -
may be prevented ny running wits
lemon iaiee: and with salt, lemon
jaice will remove iron nut and near
ly all vegetable stains.
Jamas Scvlt and Kd Ptt- Itoaad 0to
osrt-Alktwad (.! UaU.
Sanford, N. C. Oct. 13. The cor
oner's jury in the kfclver murder
c& hei-t mat Melver cava to hi
death from a pistol in the hand of
James P. Scott, and that both Jat.
P. Scott and i. Petty wre respon
siole. It is directed that they b
held to court, bat recommended they
be allowed bail.
The tragedy took place last Mon
day. Mcfvtr had tied his horse on
the sidewalk and objected angrily
when told to move him away. Petty,
the constable, remonstrated with
him, and in the scrap that followed
was severely cut. Daring the fracas
M elver was shot by Jim Scott, a
special policeman, and ran across
the street and fell, dying ia a few
minntea. After he had fallen, Petty
struck him several blow with a
club. There is a great deal of ex
citement over the affair, and the
friends of both parties are mach
Mr. J. I. Scott, is a son of Mr.
Hjm Heott, a prominent citizen of
Main Gives Up Two More DesvL
Newnort News, Va., Oct. 17.
Workmen on the hulk of the burned
North Uerman Lloyd steamship
Main, undergoing repairs at the
shipyard here, have found the botes
of two bodies in on of the pa sages
leading to the coal bunkers. The
men were probably part of the crew
hastening to the bunkers for safety
while the ship was burning at her
pier in Hobo ken.
I'liyalcluir Tragic (Suicide.
Camberland, Md., After affec
tionately greeting hi family on the
Baltimore and Ohio station platform
at the Grafton House, Grafton, W.
Va., yesterday. Dr. J. L. Crbley, of
Nawbarg, one of the oldest and bt-
known physicians of Central West
Virginia, drew hi revolver and blew
at hi brains. His family had j oat
returned from an txtended Western
visr, and Dr. Cortl-y went from
Neabarg to Grafton, thirteen mile,
t meet them and ec rt them Lome.
They had wired him that they were
There was a larg crowd abont the
station at the time. Including many
warm friecds of the returned famdy,
sr-k m a a a
ana ut. isoroicy arsaiue act au
bat caused a panic. II fondly em
Oiased hi wife and cmldren as tney
iigniea. ana cnaitea pieaaanuy wun
them for a few miuctea. Taming
on hi heel, without a word ot ex
planation, he suddenly drew his re
volver, and before the surprised on
lookers could divine bis intention,
seat a bullet into hi brain. He fell
back in the arm of his twelve year-
Old aen and died before medieal aid
eould be summoned.
His wife is almost insane frm
grief. Hi family claim he was des
pondent. Those about th depot aay
Dr. Corbley had bees drinking be
fore meeting his family. His ie
tnain were viewed by the eoratr
and then removed to his bora at
hhot Ilia Sweetheart Faths-r.
Oreensburg, Ind., Oct. 20. A du
el was fought by Dr. Claude Deck
and William Barton at the village
of Waynebu:g. Barton Is shot
through the body, and, it Is be.iev
ed, will die; while Bck escaped with
a bullet bole through his coat collar.
It is claimed that Heck was reful
the privilege of keeping company
with Barton's daughter. Ue k,whU
drank, sought a quarrel with Barton
and t-hot him fatally.
Quite a sensational escape occurr
ed at the Federal Conrt in States
vllle last week. While David Isen-
hour. of Alexander county, was on
trial for removing and concealing,
he walked out with the Jury uncon
cernedly and has not been seen
The Very .Latest.
From the Philadelphia Press. 1
Sunday school Teacher God first
made the world, and all the beasts.
and the birds. Now, what was the
last thing Hs created?
Willie GreenWhy, x guess it's
the brand-new baby that earns to
our houss Friday. I aial heard of
aayUuag later.
K rarer Steal Oa Hoard.
Lorenzo Marque, Oct. 19L Mr. Kro
ger was secretly taken at 6 o'clock Sat
urday morning on board the Dutch
cruiser Gelderlaod. on which vel be
i to sail for Holla ed.
The reason given for Sr. Kruger's
embarkation is that be fearer1 the Bo
ers here would attack him. Th feeling
of the refugee against Mr. Krsger ft
feeing from the country Is very ttroog.

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