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The Charlotte Democrat.
Friday. May 1, 1896.
Both Populist Factions Persistent Re
publicans are Torn to Pieces A Strong
Combination Opposes Pricbard's Re
election Democrats all Atangle and
No Signs of Harmony Republican
Chairman Holton Declares That Butler
Wants to Be a North Carolina T Hman
An Insane Asylum Patient Makes a
Fatal Leap from a Tree Top Purchases
of Fertilizers by Fanners 30 per cent
Ahead oi Any Previous Year Other
" Raliiqh, N. C, April 28, 1896.
The oldest and most experienced poli
ticians admit that they never before saw
all the parties in this State so divided as
they are to-day.
In the PopuliBt party there are Butler,
Otbo Wilson and other leaders on the
one side, in favor of keeping the Populist
party intact until after the national con
ventions and then, if the conditions are
favorable, of forming the free silver party
out of it and of such men of the other par
ties as will join the standard. On the
other hand there are populists like Harry
Skinner, Cyrus Thompson and others,
who know they can't be elected without
republicans votes and aid generally.
These are therefore clamorous for fusion,
at any sacrifice almost. Skinner knows
perfectly well that he is lost without the
helping hand of the republicans, who
elected him two years ago. He is alleged
to have said that six negroes voted for
him where one white man did so. The
Butletites openly say that the opposition
is made up of office-seekers and officer
holders, and that Skinner, Thompson and
other rebels" want to get back into the
fold. Yet they have published their pro
Aunciamento, which, as you have been
Already fully informed, was inspired by
a-epublicanu. Pritchard and Holton were
equally insistent that Skinner & Co. must
-hurry up and sign their protest against
the action of the populist committee in
refusing to fuse. They did hurry and
they did sign. It wasn't the first time
Skinner had obeyed Holton.
The republicans are torn to pieces.
They may be classed as the Pritchard,
Grant, Russell side and the Holton, Settle,
Dockery side. No love is loBt between
these factions. So great is the rancour
that it is said Dockery men have declared
they would never vote for Russell, and
Russell men have made the same threat.
The combination to defeat the re-elect
tiou of Pritchard to the Senate is a
strong one. He told me he was sure of
a hearty and unanimous endorsement by
the Republican convention and a re-elec-.
tion by acclamation by the Legislature.
The anti-Pritchard faction says Pritchard
is already beaten; that he can't win with
out populist support and that this is
withdrawn from him. It is no secret
bat this is the view of Holton. The
latter says he was assured of the fact
yesterday that Russell's castles were all
in ruins and of his defeat for the nomi
nation for Governor. A month ago Rus
sell told me he would be nominated
without a ballot. Two weeks ago, after
the republican aud populist conference
committees failed to agree, he looked as
if he bad been sandbagged. He was
literally stunned. But tbe Russell men
are bitter against Dockery and in this
bitterness "dark horses" see their oppor
rtanity. Lusk and Moody aud Boyd
ibink they see it also. So these three are
saying that the feud between Russell and
.Dockery is so bitter that a third man
must needs be brought in as a candidate.
iBut at this writing tbe Dockery star is in
itbe ascendant.
The democrats are all a-tangle. Silver
:and gold divide them aB tbe seas divide.
The gold men regard the extreme silver
imen as having practically left the party;
tin other words, to be only "waiting for
the cat to jump' that is, to see what the
uiational conventions will do and then
jgo into the new "silver party." The sil
ver extremists say the gold men are on
the point of voting with tbe republicans
and that thousands of them will bolt tbe
democrats ticket. There is hardly any
tolerance between these factions and a
thoroughly conservative democrat, who
tries to reconcile them, shares the usual
fate of tbe peacemaker. There are, sad
to say, no signs of harmony. There is
even division on the question whether
the failure of the populists and repub
licans to fuse is a good thing for tbe dem
ocrats. While many democrats Bay it is
a good thing and gives them their only
prospect of success, others say it amounts
to nothing; that the party is nopeiefSiy
divided and cannot begotten together.
. So no prophecy as to the fate of the Dem
ocratic Dartv can now be made. JNot a
,man in it will dare hazard a gueBS to-day
or can make one at the party'sstrengtb.
'This is a queer statement, but a true one.
Just the same thing may be said of the
populist and republican parties. Now,
-while there are democrats anxious to join
bands with the populists and divide
officers, and others who want the popu
lists to return to tbe democratic fold,
there are many who so hate the populists
that they would prefer to vote for a Re
publican as a choice between that party
and the populist.
Republican State Chairman Holton de
c'ares that Butler wants to be the North
Carolina Tillman. Tbe republicans are
trying to "raise a Bcare" now by saying
that tbe democrats will, if they win this
year, enact tbe boutb Carolina election
law. Now they know full well this is not
true; that no man has any such idea or
plan, and that the man or the party
which would work for such a law would
beeternally damned.
Senator Pritchard is said to be pressing
Robert O. Patterson for tbe position of
State chairman. This is a bit at Holton.
The latter knows that Patterson cast the
vote which elected J. C. LV Harris sec
retary of the State committee Now
Harris is obnoxious to the faction of the
republicans led by Holton, and these take
his election as a slap in the face. So
Harris is also an issue in tbe republican
quarrel. It is whispered that Holton
wants to succeed Titcbara. Jjast year
aw aspired to tbat place.
In view of all that bas occurred, it is
unfortunate that the proceedings of the
State democratic committee on the 9th of
April were not open to all good and law-
iui members of tbe party. As time rolls
on the truth of this will crow plainer.
The feeling of the gold men against the
silver men of tbe committee, who held
what the gold men term a secret confers
nce, runs very high indeed. The refusal
to give out tbe news regarding this con
ference bzs deepened the feeling ente re
tained by the minority of the committee.
This a ay as well be said.
Senator Butler's paper this week bris
tles with letters telling him to stand
to his guns and keep in the middle
of tbe road. Unless he has the mass of
his people at his back be ia a ruined roan
He is too astute not to know what he is
The Supremo Court did not finish the
docket of the twelfth district last week,
and to do so will require two or three
days of this week. Many attorneys are
At tbe insane asylum last week Henry
Kirby, a patient from Sampson county,
suffering from suicidal mania, took bis life
in a singular way. While out walking
in tha grounds, in charge of attender.tp,
with some twenty other patients, be
dashed away and with remarkable agility
climbed a tree. When he reached its top
he leaped headlong, and struck on his
head with such force as to crush bis skull
and injure his spine, dying three hours
Arrangements are to be made for secur
ing a very large attendance of ex-Con"
federates from this State at Richmond in
July at the laying of the corner-stone of
the Davis monument.
Gen. Clingman has not yet arrived at
the soldiers' home, and it is intimated
that after all tbe stir about bis coming
his relatives may decide against that step.
James H. Holt, of Alamance county, a
prominent cotton manufacturer, comes
out for McKinley and protection, to the
great delight of the republicans.
The sales of fertilizer tax tags this sea
son are perhaps 10 per cent greater than
ever before since tbe tonnage tax system
went into effect several years ago. This
all means an enormous tobacco crop.
The chief local event here during the
past few days was the burning of tbe ma
chine shops of the Seaboard Air Line It
is the general belief that the fire was ac
cidental, though there were some whis
pers of threats. It began in the roof of
the boiler room at the place where a big
chimney passed through. The loss on
machinery is very close to $30,000 and to
the building $15,000. The insuranco cov
ers the loss. Adjusters arrived yester
day. An effort is being made by Char
lotte, Monroe and Hamlet to secure the
shops, but Raleigh is the best location
naturally. More ground is needed for the
enlarged shops which are to be built, but
this can rendily be obtained.
The Baptist Mission Board bas changed
the name of its supply store hero to the
"Baptist Book Store."
Rev. R. H. W. Leak colored, an in
fluential Dockery Republican, says there
is no doubt that at the Roberson county
convention a policeman from Wilmington
who was present working for Russell,
told negro delegates that "if Russel was
elected Governor he would turn every
negro out of the penitentiary." Leak
says he heard the policeman make the
Secretary Ay er, of the populist State
Executive committee, said to your cor
respondent: "Democratic-Populist fusion
is impossible. I have not the slightest idea
that the Populist State convention would
sanction it even if a proposition were
made. Certainly no proposition has
been made."
The Populists are angry at the state
ments in the Republican papers that at
the meeting of the populist State commit
tee here last week tbe republican fusion
proposition was rejected by tbe cIobo vote
of 8 to 9. Tbe facts are that that vote
was the one taken in the committee
Thursday night on the question of any
sort of fusion with the republicans. The
vote Friday afternoon on the acceptance
of the republican proposition was in
the negative without u dissenting vote.
Senator Butler and Secretary Ayer
give me this information officially. Ayer
says: "Anything to the contrary is a
In the Signal, the republican paper
whose first number appeared here last
briday, D. 11. trill and Jos. Amis, of
Vance county, members of tbe Populist
executive committee, publish an attack
on Senator Butler and the other mem
bers of the committee who decided
against fusion with the republicans. They
call on populists to elect two delegates
rom each county on the Omaha platform
to meet here May 13th with tbe republi
can State committee for conference. They
say they have been assured by republi
cans that that they can secure great
concessions in the republican platform or
tbat tbe populists will be allowed to name
the candidate for Govornor. They charge
tbat Senntor Butler is going down the
hill along an easy road to tbe democratic
party. The supporters of Butler say this
card was written under republican in
spiration and that its writers have no fol
lowing in tbeir own party.
How many "lost towns are there in
North Carolina? There are several
Waynesborougb, in Wayne: a placo in
Stokes; Cbarles-Town and Brunswick, in
Brunswick; and Blakeley, in Halifax, are
It is perhaps a waste of time and
words to attempt to argue with a North
Carolina cotton-grower. The agricul
tural department weeks, nay months,
ago begged tbe farmers not to plant a
big crop of cotton. But tbe farmers, like
a lot of wild people, took just the oppo
site course. The Bulletin of the depart
ment for this montb, issued to-dav, says
'The quantity of fertilizers bought this
spring by the farmers of tbe State is un
precedented, doubled tbat last year at
the same dato and nearly 30 per cent
ahead of any previous year. It
will require - 120,000 bales of cotton,
at nve cents a pound, to pay for it
Two million five bundled thousand dol
lars nearly all of it going out of the
State will not cover the amount in
vested by the farmers of North Carolina
in fertilizers for use in their spring crops
Most ot Ibis will be used in more or
less haphazard sort of way on cotton,
and after the crop is made the land will be
in no better condition, while the farmers
are taking chances of being in a worse,
They are taking the ri6k of cotton going
bigb enough to pay back this enormous
outlay and a profi besides. It is a sort
of gambling on fertilizer and is not true
farming, it is the same old policy, which
proved so ruinous in tbe past to many
a man who followed it. How much has
been bought on a credit is not known,
but fortunate wilt be be wbo bas no
crop lien nor fertilizers bills to haunt
bis dreams, and who, having made his
crop on a cash basis, with a bountiful
supply of corn and bacon, can look with
calm confidence on whatever results may
Too bulletin has an article on co-operation
creameries and in an other article
'Speaking of co-operative creameries
suggests the markets which their pro
ducts ought to control, and brings to
mind a report tbat has reached this de
partment, to tbe efftct, tbat in a certain
large city in the Slate, every hotel and
boarding house except one supplies Its
guest with Bullerine, r some other
nutation of butter. The last legislature
passed an act forbidding the sale of such
stuff, except under its own name. Infor.
mation was not furnished as to whether
or not this law is violated in the cities
referred to. The purchasers may have
knowledge of tbe character and quality
of the article they buy, but most probab
y tho guests who eat it do not. lne
aw is wisely intended to foster the dairy
interests of the State, and as a protection
against food adulteration of every kind.
The attention of tbe court authorities is
called to the necessity of its strict en
Wednesday night at 9 o'clock Mr. Eu
gene Graham and Miss Lou Robertson
were united in marriage by Dr. .Preston
at the house of the bride.
Many handsome presents were given
the bride and groom. They left cn the
10:50 tram for an extended bridal tower
South. Many friends and relatives of tbe
two famlies were present. Major W, A.
Graham and wife, of Macphelab, were
present. Also Mr. and Mrs. Graton,
Misses Lizzie and Minnie Graton, of
Staunton, Ya.t and Alex Brevard of Mao
The house was beautifully decorated
for tbe occasion.
Taper Providence Notes.
Mr. Siler has recovered enough to be
able to accompany his brother home, who
has been visiting him from the moun
Mr. Teb M. Rea and son from Yadkins
College are visiting relatives, and will re.
main about a week.
Mr. J. M. Rea is some better for the
ast few days.
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Lower Providence Items.
Lower Peovidknce, April 29. Mr. H.
E. C. Bryant, of the Democrat, spent last
Sunday with his parents.
Mrs. James A. Blakeney and children
eave to-day for Mallard Creek to visit
her father, Rev. Roger Martin.
Mrs. Jack btevensun is visiting her
mother at Waxhaw.
Mrs. Lisette Hood has been sick, but
is better.
Mr. W. M. Ross is having his residence
The school at Carolina Academy closes
in about four weeks.
Farmers report that small grain is
needing rain.
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Wardlaw Chips.
VVabdlaw, April 29. While riding to
the field last Saturday evening Mr. Robt.
McManus was thrown by bis mule and
very badly hurt. He fell upon a snag,
which cut a gash under his right eye
about two inches long. Dr. Redwine
dressed his wound.
Mr. Harve Manus buried his youngest
child on tbe 19th at Sandy Ridge. It will
be remembered also that bis wife died
about two months ago.
Mrs. It. A. Hudson and daughter, Miss
"earl, are visiting friends in Monroe this
We are anticipating a "grand time" at
the commencement of our high school.
The school will close about the first of
After a reorganization of tbe Sandy
Ridge Sunday-school, it is now in good
condition and promises to be the best
we ve had in several yearn.
farmers in this section commenced
"chopping cotton' this week ten days
or two weeks earlier than last year.
State News.
An effort is being made to get up a fair
at Wilmington. Tbe subscriptions so
far amount to between 95,000 and 96,000.
The Concord Standard says tbat W. N.
Smith has efiected a sale of a gold mine
n Cabarrus county for 952,000 to North"
ern capitalists.
TheWorld say.s a company has been or
ganized at Salisbury, with a capital stock
of 910,000, for the erection of roller flour
ing millp. The mills will have a capacity
of fifty barrels per day.
An Exchange says, Mr. Emit Lind-
burg, of New York, a wealthy Scandi
navin, has purchased 15,000 acres of land,
including the village of Spout Springs, on
the C. F. & Y. V- R. R., and will bring
over a big colony of Scandinavians.
Mr. N. Jackson, of Vander, was in
town this morning, and reports that he
lose one hundred acres of nne juniper
timber by fire Monday. He was in the
city that day and bad made arrange
ments to sell the timber. When begot
borne he found it a raging mass of names,
The loss is about 1500. Jfatettemlle Ob
Tbe Record is assured that the Iron
and Steel furnace will, if reasonable
freight rates can be secured, start up at
once. All tbe money required for run
ning the furnace, etc., has been raised
and nothing is in tbe way except freight
rates, which are now being arranged but
will require six or eight weeks to com
plete. This is a matter of considerable
moment, for in Alabama the price, for
instance on 90 miles, is 75 cents a ton,
while here it is 92.25. Greensboro
Tbe Total Visible Supply of Cotton.
New York, April. 25. The total visible
supply of cotton for the world is 3,148,184
bates, of wbicb z,t76,984 bales are Amer
ioan, against 4,175,466 bales and 3,863,266
respectively last year. Iteceipts of cotton
this week at all interior towns 25,477
bales. Receipts from tbe plantations 38,
161 bales. Crop in sight 6,573,621 balest
When fevers and other epidemics are around,
safety lies in fortifying the system with Ayer s
SarEaparilla. A person having thin and impure
blood is in the most favorable condition to
'catch" whatever disease may be floating in the
air. Be wise In time.
A child was cured of croup by a dose or two
of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. A neighbor's child
died of the same dread disease while the father
was getting ready to call the doctor. This shows
the necessity of having Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
always at band
Fibroid, Ovarian and other tumors
cured by electrolysis and other means
without the knife, which is rarely neces
sary For pamphlet and references, adt
dress, with 10 cents in stamps, World's
Dispensary Medical Association, 663
Mam street, Buffalo, N. Y.
Sew Advertisement.
Trustee's Bale C L Hunter, Trustee.
Execution Sale Z T Smith, Sheriff.
Trustee's Sale Heriot Clarkson, Trustee,
armers' Friend Gilreath & Co.
concluded from second page 1
same time. For instance, when the
Dockery men were voting for Smith, the
Russell men were voting for Norment.
All voting "yes" and all voting "no."
Hence the vote was unanimous. No
more trouble took place. The Russell
delegation soon marched out.
After all was quiet. Rich Lily came up
and reported three more knocksouts and
seemed to be sorry that he could not
acoomraodate more of the delegates. But
after all, Rich Lily did well. Mr. H. H.
Covington, of RocHngbam, made a deed
to an acre of land to Rich for defending
him while he spoke. In my first report
of tbe convention, I, by accident, made
a mistake by saying tbat the negroes did
the fighting. Tbe white men did tbe
most of it. Rich Lilly, of course, did
biB share of it.
After tbe train started home Rich
Lily came and congratulated the reporter
on his leap from the stage, and said that
be would have done tbe same bad be not
honor at stake.
After the Russell element had left the
room, young D. B. Sutton hired a team
and left town, it is claimed, and went to
Laurinburg. Old man Sutton went to
some easy couch on the third floor of a
building-to rest.
Now I have told about Dan Morrison
having been enraged; Rich Lily doing his
duty; big Bill Sutton having lost bis
collar; Sheriff Smith having turned pale;
Dr. Norment having been carried out;
razors coming from shoes; pistols in the
air; young Sutton and J. Fisher Correll
in a corner; old man Terry keeping count
of tbe fleeing delegates, at tho foot ot the
steps, and old Uncle Hampton having
entered the ante room. This is all I saw.
When you consider tbe crowd was com
ing toward the reporter, to paraphase
Rich Lily "Did I do like a reporter ?" I
am not accountable for H. H. Covington's
whereabouts. Capt. C. S. L A. Taylor
was the only quiet delegate tha the re
porter saw. H. E. 0. Bryant, in Char
lotte Observer.
Grand Council Royal Arcanum of North Car
olina, Raleigh, N. O., May 8th, 1896. For the
above occasion the 8outhero Railway will sell
tickets from points in North Carolina to Raleigh
and return at low rates; tickets on sale May 4th,
5th and 6th; final limits May 11th. The follow
ing rates will be effective from points indicated:
Charlotte, $7 30; Oastonia, $8; Goldsboro, $2 50;
Rural Hall, 5 65; Winston-Salem, $5.05; Dur
ham, $1.50; Greensboro, $4.05; Marion, $9.20;
Selma, $1.50. Rates from intermediate points
in proportion
Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church
of North Carolina and 8t. Andrew's Brother
hood, Charlotte. N. C . May 6-10, 1896 On ac
count of the above occasion the Southern Rail
way will sell reduced rate round-trip tickets to
Charlotte and return May 4-9, inclusive; final
limit May IS. 1896; continuous passage in each
direction: Tbe following rates from points indi
cated: Durham, $650; Greensboro, $4.45; Hen
derson, $7.90; Marion. $5; Raleigh, $7 30; Selma,
8.20; Oastonia. SI. 10; uoldsboro, ; HicKory,
$3.25; Newton, $2 55; Rural Hall, $6 05; Win
ston-Salem, $5 65. Rates from intermediate
in proportion.
In this city, on the 9th ult. Mr Eugene Gra
ham and Miss Lou Robertson, daughter of Dr
J F Robertson.
In this county, Sharon, on the 30th ult, Mr
Marion Knox, of Huntersville, and Miss Annie
In this city, on the 29th ult, Mr Arthur
Loveett, of i.urham, and Miss Freda, daughter
of Mr L Hayman.
In this city, on the 29th ult, Adelaide Carson,
daughter of Mr and Mrs J E Carson.
In this county. Newell, on tbe 28th ult, Col
John M Earnhardt, aged 79 years.
In Lincoln county, Macphella, on tne 5J7tn ult,
Rev Franklin Knight, of Philadelphia, Pa., aged
76 years.
In Jonesville, on the 27th ult, Miss Kacenda
Daugherty, aged 67 years.
By virtue of a Deed in Trust made to me by
J. 8. Smith and wife on September 12th 1890.
and recorded in the office of the Register of
Deeds for Mecklenburg County, JNortn Carolina,
Book 73. nacre 116. and on account of default be
ing made in the performance of the conditions
therein contained. 1 will sell on Monday, June
1st A D., 1806, to the highest bidder at the
Countv Court House Lioor m tne uuv or unar-
lotte. North Carolina, at 12 o'clock m., all the
following land in the City of Charlotte, to-wit :
Beginning at a stake on the South side of
Watkins Alley, Pinkney McLean's corner, and
running with said alley in a Northwest direction
50 feet to a stake, .Franklins corner; tnence wun
Franklin's line in a Southwest direction 99 feet
to' a stake in E. B Spring's line; thence with his
line, parallel with said Alley 59 feet to a stake,
McLean s corner; tnence witn mcLiean s une vv
feet to the beginning. This April 29 1890
Terms astt. ttutuur UL.AKii.surt,
Apiil 30, 1896 5w Trustee.
Parmer's Friend.
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Many Questions Will Get No Consideration
This Time Official Circles Excited Oyer
Secretary Olney's Note to tne Spanish
Minister Defiaint the Attitude of This
Government Toward Cuba -The President
Would Probably Propose Tbat Spain
Accept Our Good Offices.
Washington, D. C, April 29th7
It is now the accepted belief in Wash
ington that there will be an unusually
early adjournment of Congress. Tbe
Republican leaders in both bouses pre
dict it. No Congress iu many years has
the record of the present one for rapid
transaction of routine business, especially
so far as the lower bouse : is concerned.
All of tbe regular appropriation bills ex
cept two have been already passed by
the House ; and ot these two, one baa
been reported from the committee and
the other is in an advaneed stage of pre
paration. House leaders are placing the
ultimate limit of the session at the first
of Jane. It is unlikely that any other
mportant business except tbe regular
appropriations will be passed to final
action, although the House may take up
some of the most pressing of the
general matters, such as the settles
ment of .the iraoifio Railroad s debt and
the statehood and bankruptcy bills. ' The
ast of the appropriation bills will doubt
ess be .out of the House by tbe 15th
of May. Tbe pension, military academy,
urgent deficiency, diplomatic, and consu
ar and army bills have been finished and
signed by the President. The postoffice
bills and the legislative executive,
and judicial bills are in conference. Tbe
ndian, sundry civil and harbor bills are
in the Senate, and the naval bill is ready
or consideration. Tbe fortifications bill
is ready for consideration in tbe House
and the last of tbe list, tbe general de
ficiency- bill, is in coarse ot prepar
ation. It is admitted on all sides tbat
f adjournment is reached as early' as
predicted, a great manyquestions which it
was hoped tbe session would dispose of
will be left suspended in the legislative
air. Among these are tne bankruptcy,
Nicaraguan Canal, Hawaiian cablo, Paci
fic railroad, fur seal.and tbe New Mexico
and Arizona statehood bills besides the
Monroe doctrine resolution, the resolu
tion for tbe Senators, by the people, and
the various financial bills and resolutions.
But with the appropriation bills out of
the way, it will be exceedingly difficult
to bold the senate in session for any pur
pose and tbe general belief therefore is
that the exodus of the legislative birds
will not be postponed far beyond the be
ginning ot tne nrst ot the summer
"Our coat can be no larger than our
supply of cloth will permit" is the sug
gestive answer vouchsafed inquisitive
people who ask our Congressional Bo
ons why Congress is so stingy in sup
plying requisite money for the great
needs and important improvements nec
essary to the welfare of this great coun
try. The answer is disingenious. A coat
tbat is too small mast necessarily be uns
comfortable, and there is no reel economy
n tbe expedient. Congressional sentiment
is really strong in favor of liberal grants
for public needs. From all parts of the
country come demands for governmental
expenditures commensurate with the
needs, not of tbe past but of tbe present
Opposed to this are a class wbo shiver
whenever any one uprears the turnip,
candle, and sheet bugaboo of "a billion
dollar Congress." During the past few
years the constantly growing needs of a
steadily expanding country have been
ignored, under a manifestly false theory
of "economy." The mere political ex
pediency of liberal appropriations and
speedy betterment ot industrial and
commercial conditions should appeal to
tbe narrow minded. JSvery dollar spent
by the government results ,in benefit to
the individual as well as the nation. The
"insufficiency of cloth" is no argument
for making an absurdly small coat. More
cloth is procurable it necessary. . And
the procrastinating Molmanlsm now con
tinually in evidence is mere damagogy:
demagogy is dangerous to political health.
If extra cloth is necessary it can in tbe
present case be readily procured, or else
the man wbo wears the coat may roll up
his shirt sleeves and assert himself in a
manner uncomfortable for tbe tailor. Tbat
coat has got to be large enough for reas
sonable comfort.
Official circles are still excited over the
publication of the substance of the diplo
matic note said to have been addressed
by Secretary Olney to the Spanish min
ister of foreign affairs, through the roe
dium ot Minister Taylor at Madrid, de
fining tbe attitude of this government in
tbe Cuban matter. The note ia described
as conciliatory bat firm in character. It
is said that it tells the United States
minister to make it clear to Spain that
this country is actuated by tbe most
friendly interest, and tbat it points oat
that tbe present war is of far greater
magnitude than any of the past uprisings,
that tbe insurgents control tbe whole of
the island except Havana, and that
attention is called to the fact tbat tbe
reforms promised by Spain in 1870 have
not. been carried out. Therefore, tbe
President, with no motive bat to end tbe
strife with honor to all concerned, wouli
propose that Spain accept the good offices
of tbe United States and allow this
country to act as mediator. Although it
is impossible to obtain official confirma
tion, there is good reason to believe tbat
the reports correctly outline the position
assumed by tbe Administration, and tbe
well-guarded denials do not apply to tbe
one material point tbat Mr. Cleveland
bas decided to offer bis - good offices to
tbe Spanish government for tbe peaceful
settlement ot tbe Cuban troubles.
What a paradise Washington is. for
eligible men! Even the ineligible men
are banded around on a cushion in Van
ity Fair. It's plain sailing for both
kinds. Men are so scarce tbat almost
anything in trousers is made much of.
Tbe cradle and the grave are robbed to
carry on dances and entertainments.
Brokeodpwn club men, trifling scions of
old families, superannuated society men
grown gray distributing pasteboards by
day and dancing by night, mooth.faced
and sleek-headed college boys with
brandy and soda breaths, are petted,
feted and adored, while tbe men who can
afford the luxury of wives and can give
them comfortable homes keep out of so
ciety atd turn it over to the fellows wbo
are in society everywhere except where
they were born and bred. ; A social cen
sorship would work wonders, thin ont tbe
('detrimentals, and make it possible for
real men to go oat more ' without the
danger of being suffocated by cheap
shams masquerading as swells."
Mrs. Dowd and Two Children Hurt An
Accident to the Harness Causes the Horse
to Dash OffHe Kicks the Dash -Board
to Pieces Occupants Thrown Out
Severely In lured Accident to the
Younger Child Feared Fatal.
General excitement was aroused in the
city Wednesday by the news that Mrs.
W. F. Dowd and children had been seris
oualy hurt in a runaway accident. The
first reports indicated injuries rather
more serious than were really sustained.
Mrs. Dowd had her hand painfully hart;
Anna Belle, the the three-year-old little
girl, had her right cheek torn from the
month to the ear in a horrible manner.
It is thought tbat the iron cork on the
horse's shoe caused the fearful rent. All
of her upper teeth were knocked oat and
her left eye braised. The' little three-months-old
babe upon its mother's lap
received two wounds on the head that
may be serious.
At 9 o'clock Mrs. Dowd and children
got in tbe trap tbat was waiting for
them at the door. Mrs. Dowd was going
to visit her mother, Mrs. Babbington.
Doo Griffith, the colored boy who was to
drive them, had everything in readiness.
Mrs. Dowd, with Anna Belle and the
baby, Frank, got on tbe front seat with
the driver, while tbe eldest girl, Bath,
and tbe nurse got on the back seat
with tbeir backs to tbe front seat. Just
as the horse started down the hill on
Brevard street, near Mr. Dowd's house,
tbe girth broke and threw the buggy
upon tbe horse's legs. She commenced
to plunge and kick with all tbe force she
bad. All efforts of tbe driver proved in
vain. Tbe dash-board was kicked to
Eieces and the space was open between
Lrs. Dowd and tbe children and the
horse's heels. As she ran she began to
kick more violently. She ran down one
bill and op tbe other till Malonee's
lumber yard was reached, when she
tripped and fell. Here Mrs. Dowd and
tbe children were taken oat in the dread
ful condition mentioned. Mrs. Dowd's
hand had been split between the fingers;
little Anna Belle's face was torn horribly
and little Frank's head fearfully bruised.
Tbe extent of Frank's injuries cannot be
told yet Mrs. Dowd's are slight, while
Anna Belle's are bad, bat not serious.
Tbey were taken in Mrs. Bethel's baggy
and carried home. Drs. Register and
Montgomery were summoned.
CHARLOTTE MARKET, April 30, 1896.
Reported by John W. Miller & Co
The market which for the two weeks has been
lifeless and almost without change, seems to be
waiting to see what farmers will plant and what
kind of season they will have. We quote good
middling 1; Middling 1.70; Tinges and Stains
6 to Receipts daring the week 153 bales.
Receipts from Sept. 1, 1895, to April S3. 1898,
44,048 bales.
Flour, from country mills, f 1.75 to SI 30 per
Corn 40 to 43; Meal 45; Peas 55 to 60 Oats 85.
Irish Potatoes 60 to 65 per bushel.
Sweet Potatoes 55 to 60 per bushel.
Bacon Sides, from stores, 5 cents per
Butter 15 to 18 cents per pounj. Chicken
grown, 20 to 22; 8pring 18 to 20 cents; Egp
to 9.
rvtttnn head Bushel. IK cents: Ton. $10
When Some Commercial Expert Produces
a Substitute that will Excel
when the railroad companies become so generous or partial that they
will transport for a favorite individual free of freight charges, when
some scientist,probing the mysteries of nature, leaps to an idea
by which transportation can be effected with the rapidity
of lighting, then it may be possible for some house
in North Carolina to
1 w
From the sentiments of the public which we hear expressed every day,
1 rom the little expense we incur, considering the enormous volume
of business in comparison to other houses, from the loads and
loads of merchandise bought at under-value often less
than half original cost these are genuine reasons
can undersell any house in the State. "We underbuy because we can ;
we undersell not only because we can but because we wilL
Shoes have shared in the Whirlpool of Depression, which has recently
drawn inland capsized prices on staples. The BEE HIVE, the
Cheapwest Store in JNorth Carolina, we know no dull season,
business booms all the year round, and when the whirL
pool waves of disaster draw in and wreck long
time, high-priced houses, the spot cash lever at
moves the stock, while scattering; among our thousands of customers, we
save them fully 25 per eent a their purchases. "-. The Bee Hive
gives more goods for the mrjney than any house in North Caro
lina. We can prove it
To Be Appropriately Celebrated Mr. 13c
Call to Be the Orator.
Commander Leon has appointed
Messrs. S. H. Hilton, VV. O. Friday
and Geo. W. Wearo, a committee to ar
range the details of a programme for the
appropriate observance of Memorial Day,
and tbey are instructed to enter at once
upon active preparation and will spare
no efforts ia devising a programme in all
respects worthy of the occasion. The
ladies have always rendered conspicuous
service in the arrangements for former
similar occasions, and their sympathetic
and active co-operation will not be want
ing now.
Mr. J. D. McCall, a talented member of
the Charlotte bar, has accepted an invii
tation extended him by Commander Leon
to deliver tbe address on tbe occasion.
The programme will be subs tan tially
the same as on former occasions of the
kind. Tbe procession, consisting of the
local military, old veterans, graded school
children with flowers, ana citisens, will
be formed at 4 o'clock on tbe afternoon of
tbe 11th in tbe First Presbyterian church
lawn and march to tbe cemetery, where
the oration will be delivered and tbe sol
diers'graves and tho monument decorated
As tbe 10th of May falls on Sunday
this year, tbe celebration wi 11 be on Mon
day, the 1 lib.
By virtue of a Deed ia Trust made to me by
I H Wilson and wife on November 14th 1894.
and recorded In the office of tbe Register of
Deeds for Mecklenburg County, North Carolina,
Book 109. page 52, and on account cf default
being made in the performance of the conditions
therein contained, I will sell on Monday, June
1st 1896 to the highest bidder at the County
Court House Door ia tbe city of Charlotte,'
North Carolina, at 12 o'clock mn all the follow
ing land in the city of Charlotte to-wit : Be
ginning at a stake on W. 9th Street, Walter
Brent's corner and running with Walter Bran's
line 270 feet to a stake R. Klntles corner; thence
with Rintles line towards Myers 8treet and
parallel witn 9th Street about 50 feet to a Stake;
thence parallel with Myers Street 270 feet to a
stake on W. 9th St; thence about 50 .feet to the
beginning. This April 29 1896.
Terms, Cash C. I HUNTER,
April 80. 1696 5w Trustee.
Execution Bale.
Under and by virtue of an execution ia my
hands issued out of, and directed to me from, tbe
Superior Court of Mecklenburg county ia civil
action entitled State ex rel F. L Osborne, solic
itor, etx, against F. Lee Erwin and others, I will
sell for cash, at public auction, at the county
court house door in the city of Charlotte, at 12
o'clock m., on Monday, the first day ot June, A.
D. 1896, to satisfy said execution, all the right,
title, interest and estate of said defendant, F.
Lee Erwin. in and to that certain tract of land in
I Steele Creek Township, Mecklenburg county,
A. VS., wgwiuuw . li u. . . mm. w. wt. , Mt.
Erwin, deceased, and others, bounded as follows:
Beginning at a stake in Porter's line, corner of
Lot 7, and running 8. 62 W. 50 poles to a small P.
O. (black oak gone); thence 8. 6GX W. 88 poles
to a W. O.; thence li. 28K W. 11 poles to B. O.
stamp; thence 8. 17 E. 94 poles to a stake in
the Wright's Ferry Road, corner of Lot 4; thence
with the great road ia an easterly course to a
large poplar, beginning corner of Lot 7; thence
with Lot 7 to the beginning; containing 74 acres,
more or less, known as Lot No- 5 in the division
of the lands of W. L- Erwin, deceased.
Z.T. 8M1TH, Sheriff.
April 80. 1896. . Sw
Goose Grease.
Goose grease Liniment will cure you of Rheu
matism, neuralgia, toothache, headache, pains in
sides or back and in fact every pain you have if
it does not do this take the bottle back to your
druggist and get your money. Sold by all drug
gist. April 10-1 y.
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