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The Charlotte Democrat.
CHARLOTTE, N. C. Thursday, May 28, 1896. DEMOCRACY STILL DIVIDED. There are the Anything-to-Beat-Bassell-Kmd and Those Who Would Endure Him for Sake of the Re-action Two Tears Hence The Populist, Ready to Change the Name of their Party to Anything that is for Free Silver This Year's Cot ton Acreage Unusually large The Far mers Financial Condition Improved A Large attendance Expected at the State Democratic Convention Other Items. Raliiqh, N. C, May 26, 1896 An ob servant democrat says the party in North Carolina is now devided into "fusion" and "non fusion" democrat, and that be thinks fusionists are gaining the ascend ency. The State convention is near at hand. It will tell tbe story. Tbe fusionists are sure they will join forces with tbe populists and march un der tbe "anything to beat Russell ban ner." They gain for a division of -offices with tho populists, taking tbe gover nor but giving tbe populists tbe treasurer and other liberal slices and endorsing Congressman Sbuford, Stroud and others whom the populists may win. The anti-fusionists are for a straight ticket, with no concessions to Butler and no tickering. They say that if a trade is made this year with the populists leaders another will have to be made two years hence, and at regular intervals thereafter, and that the populists will go to tbe highest bidder. They further say it is better to fight it out straight now and to endure Russell and a republican leg islature two years, as at the end, of that time a reaction will set in which will put tbe democrats in porwer for 20 years. It is actually said that some of tbe ex treme silver democrats have gone so far in their "trade" that they do not want a democratic silver platform and candi dates, as that will make them stultify themselves and place them in a very Awkward position; that they want to cut a big figure is tbe free silver party tbey desire above all things to see started, and Cbey are really at this moment traitors to the democratic party by posing as mem bers of it. Now. this is a very grave charge. It shows how far, if this be true, some people have gone in their de sire to get in the free silver party, as they fear they will stand no showing in get ting offices within the Democratic party. With these elements of discord at work within tbe party must it not be confessed that the pros pects here in North Caroli na are bad? Tbe anti fusionist silver democrats say that if tbe national cons vention adopts a silver platform, and the standard of free silver is raised here in tbe State, tbey can break the strength of tbe populists by saying to tbe latter: Senator Butler has said that the demon crats are all right sure as to free silver; now here is your free silver and good men up." It is noticeable that the popu lists are not praising Butler as tbey did two years ago, yet he certainly has tbe great mass of their 40,000 votes at his back. Though tbe democrats who have the real good and continued existence of tbe party at heart assert that tbe real danger is in the candidacy of McKinley; that he will carjy the country with a wboop, and mi ay carry Russell with him; that it is unquestionably true that many Demo cratics will quietly vote for McKinley as a protectionist. Then too, McKinley has the prestige of success which seems as sured. Russell they say is likely to get nine-tenths at least of tbe negro vote. There are some intelligent negroes who -will vote against him. Tbe populists have not the joy and the personal pride in their party they once bad. They are now quite ready to .change its name to anything, so it is for iree silver. Senator Butler himself led ihe way in this and now all are of that mind. It is said that tbe A. P. A., (American Protective Association) has as many as 15,000 members in North Caro lina, and that in this city alone it has 400 I Can this be true? It is an anti- Roman Catbolio organization and is a power in some States. A conservative Democrat said to me: "My idea is that we ought in this State to raise tbe silver flag and nominate free silver men, men wbo really believe free silver will do tbe country good; and then call on the white people to stand togeth er. We will by doing this get mnny of tbe Populists, while the other side will get our office-seekers, the men who have caused and are now causing most of the disaffection and trouble." It is as well to print these views and let democrats see the state of their party and prime necessity of getting to gether. Tbe party in the State is honey combed today. Many of its members have tbe free silver party idea, others are al most populists and others lean towards national republicanism. Who will arise as a leader and arouse democratic enthu siasm? Who will be the next state ..chairman? The cotton acreage this year is cer tainly 50 per cent greater than it was 4asi season. Tbe sales of commercial fer tilizers are exactly twice as great as they vwere last year. Some of tbe dealers are wtrying to make it appear that the in crease in amount is due to increased acre age in tobacco, but this is not true. There are pretty broad intimations that in some sections merchants yet have a grip on tbe farmers and forced them to plant a "money crop' so called. But the real state of tbe case is that tbe cotton-growers thought tbey bad a big thing in that crop this year. All went in for cotton. Even on the farms the increase of acreage is lands state very great. The four regiemedts of the State guards go into camp in July. It is pro posed by tbe army officer on detail here (Maj. Hayes, 7th calvry) that the troops ought to march to the place of encamps inent. They need practice marches. It is the opionion of many able officers in this country that the national guard will never reaeb a proper standard until tbe government takes it directly into charge, and pays for time in service. Tbis view is growing rapidly. Tbe supreme court is expected to ads jou'rn for tbe term day after tomorrow. There have been too very notable cases during tbe term. Tbe republicans have put themselves on record in this State as against free silver. Sheriff Smith of Richmond county declares that be tried to get a free silver resolution before tbe convention week before last, but could not even get a hearing. What is tbe financial condition of tbe farmers'1 Are they in tbe desperate straits always spoken of by tbe calam. ity-bowlers? Not much, if some practi cle statements are believed. A Johnson county man who lends many thousand dollars yearly to farmers, tells me that this year no money from outside the coun ty was asked for, but that $15,000 of money belonging to oounty people was invested in factory and other stocks out side tbe county. It is asserted that the farmers there are in better plight than at any time since tbe war. There is a strong movement by some of tbe populists, led by J. M. Mewborne, to force tbe State committee of the party to call a State convention, to be held be fore the national convention and to elect delegates to tbe latter. It is asserted that it will succeed. The statement of the insurance busis nees done in the State in 1895 is as fol lows: Life insurance companies, risks written $13,028,000; premiums received $911,875; losses paid $501,142. Miss Mary Calder, of Wilmington is to be tbe sponsor for North Carolina at the Confederate Reunion ceremonies at Rich mond in July. Wake Forest commencement is in progress. Tbe term just closing baa been a very successful one. The graduating class is large. The $25,000 endowment for tbe new Roy all cbair has been raised; thanks to Dr. Taylor's earnest and steady efforts. That is a queer notion, that the State Teachers' Assembly shall select the can didate for tbe position of State superin tedent of public instruction and that then all parties shall endorse him. It is said that tbe number of delegates to tbe Democratic State convention June 25, will be 10,000. No ball now in use will bold tbem, and one will have to be specially prepared. For many years an auditorium has been greatly needed here. Tbe Republicans are playing a bluff game. Tbe Russell men simply swear he is going to be elected. There is no doubt of money being spent freely by that faction, but it is said a good deal of it was sent ta tbis State in the interest of McKinley by Mark Hanna. Russell was adroit enough to mix together bis cam paign and that of McKinley. It was a sharp trick. Although Julian S. Carr has said he was no candidate for the gubernatorial nomU nation there appears to be pretty general belief that be will be tbe demo cratic standard bearer. He is for a straight fight. There was no foundation for the statement that he endorsed W. A Guthrie, his brother-in-law for the no mi nation by tbe populists. Col. Carr is a democrat and it looks now as if be will be in the big campaign tbis year. Dr. J. J. Mott's position in tbe combat in tbis state is beside Senator Butler. Tbey agree perfectly. Unless tbe democratic national convention defers to their views considerably tbe silver or "national" party ticket will be put in tbe field. Dr. Mott says no one in tbis state is yet posted on his particular plans. A TERIFIC CYCLONE Swept oyer Three States, Destroying Life and Property, and Mutilating every thing in its Wake. A terific Cyclone passed over Iowa, Illinois and Michigan Monday, killing numbers of people and carrying violent destruction and mutilation to everything in its wake. At Burlington, Manchester, Marshalltown, Dubuque and Elma, Iowa; Elgin, Rockford, Galena and Mount Car roll, Illinois, and Dulutb Minn., great des struction of property resulted, with but little loss of life. In Galena 111-, tbe tor rents produced by cloud bursts turnded tbe streets into miers, washed an ay bridges inundated cellars, tore down walls of solid maeonary, and floated buildincrs from their foundations down the streets. Tbe- station agent of tbe Chicago and great Western Railway at Durango, Iowa a airs Clark, lost neriour cniiaren m me deluge. She bad just left bor residence and gone to the agent to get orders for an arriving train, carrying ner cniiaren with ber, and while she was at work tbe flood sweot down and carried ner resio dence and tbe station about a mile down the stream. She saved herself by cling to tbe roof of the building, and trainmen rescued her, but her reason is deranged at the loss of her children. At Mount Clemens, Mich., tbe cyclone wrecked about 50 bouses, killed six per unna and considerably iniured others. At two small places near Pontiac Mich many persons lost their li ves and the places themselves were almost literally wiped out. Damage to crops ana pro perty was done at Lakeview, Michigan, and the violent wind and rain and hgb tening reached Chicago. Rockord Illinois sustained tbe loss of manv lives and tbe destruction of many thnnaanda worth of Dropertv. The wind, bail and rain were terrific near Ortanville. Mich., where the path of the cyclone was half a mile wide and for a distance of 12 miles everv farmhouse in this area was razed to tne ground and destroyed, Twenty persons were killed and more than that numher severely injured. $3,000 GIFT TO THE UNIVERSITY. Commons Hall to be Started in September and Good Board Famished at $8 Per Month Student Waiters. Mrs. Frederick Baker of New York has given the University $3,000 to equip Commons Hall at tbe University and Drovide board at cost for students. The Hall will be opened next Septem ber with accommodations for 200, and and tbe charge will be 13 per month.which it is honed can be reduced to b alter awhile. There will be twenty waiters, wbo will gel board for their services The Mason Farm (1,000 acres) located one and one half miles from the Univer sity and recently bequeathed to it by Bev. and Mrs. J. Jr. Mason will be used as a Doultrv. dairv. stock and truck farm to supply tbe tables in Commons Hall. Presieent Winston says that Commons Hall will have Western beef daily and tbe best food in the State cooked by tbe best cooks. This is a great thing for the University and a great thing for hundred of needy boys in North Carolina who are eager to go to college, but lack money. W. H. Houser, colored, gave 9100 toward bringing tbe Lutheran college here. Charlotte has generous colored people as well as white. Iiajclfll TO WOMEN OF THE CONFEDERACY. CAPT. S E. WHITE'S TWO MONUMENTS. ONE TO THE FAITHFUL SLAVES. Col. Thomas and Mr. Polk Milltr Made Speeches The Crowd Was Quite Large Considering tbe Heat and Dust Those Who Took Part. Last Thursday Fort Mill, S. C., did herself proud. That was tbe day set apart to unveil tbe Capt. S. . White monuments erected to tbe women of tbe Confederacy and to the faithful slaves. Many people were there from ull parts of the country. Considering tbe disagreeable beat and dust tbe crowd was large. Many farmers with their wives and children took the day off and went. Early in tbe morning the old soldiers of tbe Jefferson Davis Memorial Association and the women and children assembled at tbe Presbyterian church and decorated the graves of the confederate soldiers with beautiful flowers. From there they marched to tbe place of tbe monuments, which are located between tbe depot and town hall in full view of tbe railroad. Tbe procession was led from the church by that excellent Gold Hill band. Behind the band, in order, , came the old soldiers, the old slaves and the crowd of visitors. Twelve little girls eleven representing the eleven southern States and one representing the confed eracy as a whole marched with flags and sang the Old North State paraphrased. The little girls were: Bessie Boyd, rep resenting South Carolina; Warren Harris. Alabama; Myrtle Blankensbip, Florida; Bertha Massey, Mississippi; Eliza Young. Louisiana; Effie Culp, Georgia; Mary Ardrey, North Carolina; Mary Sledge, Texas; Mary Crook, Virginia; Lillie Fer ris, Tennessee; Hattie Robinson, Arkan sas. Tbey marched around and around sing ing the paraphrased. "Old North State" They did it well. Mrs. D. M. Scott had taught them how to sing to great effect. Then came the reading of resolutions Dr. J. H. Thorn well read the fol lowing resolutions, adopted by the Jeffer son Davis Memorial Association : "Whereas, Onr beloved president, Capt. S. E. White, has erected at bis own exe pense a most beautiful monument to the women of the Canfederacy, and, "Whereas, be bas highly honored tho Jefferson Davis Memorial Association by presenting to it tbe same, "Therefore, we desire to put on record our grateful appreciation of his gift. We rejoice that he has not only conceived, but has lived to execute, his purpose of engraving on marble the virtues of our women. We are proud of tbe fact that the names of our mothers, wives and sisters, as well as their characters, are thus perpetuated. Thanks are but mere words, and yet when those words are the expression of tbe thoughts of his com rades in arms and tbe sentiment of those who 'tented on tbe old camp ground' tbey become precious treasures in tbe archives of memory. "Faithful to bis country in time of war, true to bis principles in the days of peace, devoted to the interest of tbe Confeder erate widow and orphan, always on the alert to lighten the burdens of tbe sur. vivors, we tender to him our heartiest congratulations on this auspicious day, and record onr sincere pleasure in receive ing bis handsome gift. " J. H. Thobnwell, " For the Association. " Resolutions as follows from tbe ladies of Fort Mill were read : "Whereas, Capt. S. E. White has pre sented to tbe Jenerson Davis Memorial Association, a beautiful and handsome monument, in commemoration of the virtues of tbe women of tbe Confederacy, "ue it resoivea oy tne jjaaies memo rial Association of Fort Mills, S. C, that the thanks of this association be, and and are, hereby extended to Capt. White for this graceful tribute which be bas paid to their beauty, endurance and pa-. tnotism "We desire to reiterate our devotion to tbe principles for which these noble women suffered "Resolved further that a copy of these resolutions be sent to tbe Fort Mil! Times for publication, and that they be pre sented to Capt. White on Thursday, May 21, 183b Tbis letter, from a small body of ex slaves, was read "In honor of the monument erected by Capt. S. E. White to the slaves of tbe Confederacy, on Tuesday, a very small body of tbe old slaves of the Confed eracy met at Bethlehem church, in honor of tbe monument ereoted by Capt. White. After the bouse was called to order, Rev, A. Adger led in prayer. A. Adger was nominated and elected chairman of the meeting; A. G. White was elected secre tary. it was moved and seconded that a vote of thanks be returned to Capt. S. E. White tor tbe kindness shown to tbe slaves of the Confederacy. Then the meeting adjourned." Capt. White thanked tbe Association, tbe ladies and the slaves, saying that bo deserved no credit. His heart dictated it. Then he gave the signal and the follow ing ladies pulled down the veiling: As Capt. White gave tbe signal Jfles- dames S. E. White, J. B Mack, J. M. Spratt, S. H. Epps, T. B. Withers and W. F. Uoyd drew the veiling from the monument erected to the women; Nelson White, Jim Springs, Warren White and Sam Thompson drew it from the slave monument. The women's monument is tall and impressive. It faces toward the Main street. On the front side is written: "1860: Affectionately dedicated by the Jefferson Davis Memorial Association to the women of the Confederacy. Tbe liv ing and the dead wbo midst gloom of woe were heroines in the strife. To pen petQate their noble sacrifices on tbe altar of our common country, let sweet incense forever rise till it reaches tbem 'In robes of victorV beyond tbe skies:' 1865." On the right side is written: 'Many are tbe hearts that are weary to-nignt Wishing for the war to cease, Manv are the hearts praying for the right To see tbe dawn of Peace. On tbe back is: "Respectfully donat ed by Samuel E. White to the Jefferson Davis Memorial Association." Ana on tbe right are the names: "Mesdames White, Spratt, Springs, Harris, Marritt, Eimbrell, Armstrong, Burns. Jones, Johnston, Epps, Culp, Graham, Calthrop, i Bailee, Garrison, Stewart, Messey ana manv others." Surmounting tbe abatt is the statute of a woman kneeling on the furled banner with her hands locked and her eves uplifted as if in prayer. It is a magnificent piece of art. The monument raisea to tne staves is &&yozx$,lf (SUaxloite, not so large and costly as the one to the women but it signifies much. About oO steps to tbe rear of tbe women s monu ment, it is piacea. The front side bears tbis inscription; "1860: Dedicated to the faithful slaves wbo, loyal to a sacred trust, toiled for the support of tbe army, with matchless devotion; and with ster ling fidelity guarded our defenseles homes, women and children, during the struggle for principles of our Confederate States of America; 1865." The right side bears a beautiful scene. , It is that of an old colored women nursing a pretty little white child. The little child looks as if it were going to sleep, with its arms thrown around tbe old mammy's neck. It looks as natural as if were real. Tbe love of tbe faithful slave for the child iB depicted in the features of her face. In truth it is love itself. Oo tbe back: "1895. Erected by Samuel E. White in grateful memory of earlier days, with ap proval of tbe JetTeason Davis Mem oral Association Among tbe many faithful slaves are tbe names of Nelson White, Anthony White, Jim White, Warren White, Henry White, Silas White, Handy White, Nathan Springs, and Solomon Spratt." On the left is a beautiful pict ure. It is that of an old colored man comfortably seated upon a log in a wheat field with bis biade and side in band. He looks as if be bad , grown tired and was taking an honest rest The monu ments are highly appreciated by all who know of them and especially when tbey the heart of the good man and devoted patriot wbo erected them. Everybody, white and black, has a good word to speak of bis kind deed. Col. J. Jr. Thomas, pi Columbia, o. C, took tbe stand and made an eloquent speech. He held the attention of the crowd ever. After tbis Prof. A. B. Banks read a fetter from Miss Mildred Lee, daughter of Gen. R. E. Lee, saying that she was sorry that she could not be present on that occasion on aocount of ill health. Then Mr. Polk Miller, of Richmond Va., made a speech that captured the audience. Tbe old slaves marched to the stand wbere tbey could hear every word. They stood with ears, eyes and mouth open to bear the great friend and imitator of the old plantation negro. Me held tbe as still as death. His speech was a treat to the many men like himself who have been raised on the farm by an old black mammy. Every body enjoyed bis speech. The ex-slaves sang a song during tbe exercise that was listened to with deep interest. M DEATH OF DR. PRITCHARD. DIED SATURDAY IN NEW YORK. Brights Desease Cut Him Down Before His Friends Expected His Life Work The Funeral. Dr. Thomas Henderson Pritchard died last Saturday morning at 5 o'clock, in New York, atthehomeof his son, Dr. W. B. Pritchard. He had been seriously sick for four weeks. From here be went to Wilmington in hopes that his health could be regained; But from time to time the messages came that he was quite sick, tie rallied, however, enough to be taken to New Yord for treatment last weea- un arriving there Friday night he commenced to grow worse and worse till tne summons came Satur day morning. The trip from the coast was too much excitement for him. Dr. Prichard was as simple and as pure as tbe purest child, yet he was a great man. lie was tbe sunshine of any gathering that was fortunate euough to have his company, ilia me was mat 01 a preat man. His heart dictated ma every action, tie was a special friend of the children. Children would flock around him, to hear his ,u Uncle Remus" stories, in great throngs, they loved him. At the tune of his death be was pastor or tne Tryon Street Baptist Church here. The funeral took place nere last Sunday aiter- noon at 5 o clock from the baptist Church President Taylor, of Wakeforest College and the preachers of the city conducted the service. Beautiful tributes were paid to Dr. Pritchard by tbe many who spoke on the occasian. The crowd was immense, so large that the church would not hold half of it At tho Cemetary the crowd was still larger. The Chinese citizens in tbe city were all out to see the remains 01 their old friend buried. The following biographical sketch, so well written, is taken from the Observer. Rev. Thomas Henderson mtchard, u. v., was born in Charlotte, n. v., February 8th, 1832 His father was Rev. Joseph Price Pritchard, His mother was Eliza Hunter Henderson daugh ter of Dr. Samuel Henderson, and a decendant of the Martin and Henderson families who play ed a conspicuous part in the earlier history of North Carolina. Dr. Pritchard was prepared for colledge at an academy in Mocksville, ss. u, His father being a poor man with a large family he worked his way through college and was graduated at Wake Forest College in 1864, delivering the valedictory. After iravling for a vear as aeent of Wake Forest College, he was ordained as pastor 01 tne uaptis cnurcn 01 lien- ford, November, 1855. After preaching and teaching in Hertford for a few years, he went to Charlottesville. va..to read tneoiogy witn vt. John A. Broadus, and attended the University of Virerinia. His pastorates, thereafter up to tbe time of his death were: Alter Hertford, rt. u Fredericksburg, Vs.; Franklin Square, Baltimore Md.: Petersburg. Vs.; Broadway cnurcn, iou- iaville. Kv.-First church. Raleigh. N. C: First church, Wilmington, N- C; and Tryon Street church. Charlotte. N. C His longest terms of sevice were in Raleigh, wnere he was tnnce pas tor, and for nearly 14 years, and his Wilmington, charge, where be was elgnt years. In September, 1879, 1 r Pritchard became president of Wake Forest College, and during his administration 01 tnree years, traveled over 15,000 miles and addressed 60,000 people on the subject of education. He materially strengthen ed the college and increased the patronage. Dr. Pritchard was lor some years chairman 01 the board of Missions of his Church. He was fond of writing for the press, and was twice associate editor of the Biblical Recorder, the Baptist organ of North Carolina, and at the time of his death was one of the editors of Char ity and Children, the paper published at the Baptist Orphanage, and was for a year or more editing a religious column published every Sun- end which was one of the most delightful fea tures of the Sunday paper. For 92 years he was a trustee 01 the southern Bantist Theological 8eminarr. was quite as lone a trustee of Wake Forest, was also a trustee of the State University, or a female college ana 01 a colored orphanage' In 1873 he was chosen as one of the committeemen to locate the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and on the recom mendation of the committee, consisting of only three members, it was moved from Ureenviue, 8. C. to Louisville, Ky. In '88 Dr. Pritchard represented his church in the World s Mission ary Conference ia London It has been written and said of him that he held more responsible positions, been honored by bis brethren, oeaicated more churches ana E reached more ordination sermons than any min iter in North Carolina Be received the doctorate of divinity from the SUte University in 1868, at the age of 88 While pastor or the JTranklie Square church in Baltimore, in 1863, Dr. Pritchard attempted to come South, and was captured on the Potomac and imprisoned for five weeks in Baltimore where he was sent through the lines with bis wife and children by way of Harper's Ferry. He labored in the great revival in the army of Northern Virginia, in the fall of 93. as. mission ary, under appointment from the Virginia Army Col portage Boara. Dr Pritchard married Hiss Fannie G. Brison of Newberne. la 1858, who with their five chil dren Mrs A D Jinkens and Dr W B Pritchard of New York ; Messrs Laurie and Thos Pritch ard of Wilmington, and Miss Fannie Pritchard survive him. J. W. Cobb and Z.T. Smith are on the war patn, watch em. (I IT WAS A PICNIC DAY. GAY CROWDS ON THE RIVER BANK- Mrs. D. C. Moore's Picnic at Mountain If land The Trip Then and Back The Country, River and Crops. The air was damp and heavy. The indications were good for a rain in the afternoon, but that did not stay the crowd of Mecklenburg county lads and asses that had prearranged for a picnic, at Mountain Island. At 7:30 a transfer wagon containing 14 seven boys and seven girls; a surrey full, consisting of Mrs D. C. Moore, the chaperon, one young lady and two gentlmen; a sin gle boggy with two in it, started for the river. Tbe crowd was all life. On reaching the riyer the crowd was taken across on a flat. JTrom there to tbe shades of the beautiful oaka " near the Mountain Island cotton mill, they went and had dinner. A good dinner it was too, country bam, fried chicken, cakes and pies. About 4 o'clock tbe picnio moved on. It went from Mountain Island to Mount Holly, then back to Charlotte by the Tuekessege ford arriv in Charlotte at 9 o'clock Tuesday night. The day was passed pleasantly, no acci dents of any kind to' mar the pleasure. The chaperon was on her guard and kept the crowd under-good control. She did her part well. . The following persons composed tbe crowd: Misses Annie Howard, Pattie Morris, Katie Beid Kirknatrick. Bird Cross. Lillie Bell, Pearl Hudson, Janie MoClins took, Flora McDonald, little Miss Martha Moore, and Mrs. D. C. Moore, chaperon; Messers Boyce Bell, William Moore, Williamson Moore, Oscar Hunter, Ed. Sandifer, Cal.Beid, Thomas Clark, Harve Wolfe, Master John W Moore and father. Besides this crowd a large crowd of men were picnicking at Tuekessege. They had a fish fry. It was quite a success. Dixie News Bits. Dixix, May 27. Miss Ida C. Wilson died at the home of her grand-father. Capt. W. P. Brown, last Thursday even- ng at five o clock. She was perfectly conscious to the very last. Just as she was passing away her face brightened up as if she were already getting a sight of the Golden City. She bad been a sufferer eight months. Having been prostrated with typhoid fever last September in Charlotte she was confined to ber room till Christmas when she reoovered sufficiently to move out to tbe country with ber. It was thought then that she might get well, but as ber lungs were ' badly effected it was not long before her friends saw tbe end was near. On last Friday morning tbe messengre of Ood came to tbe borne of Mr. B. C. Fillman and took back tbe little Jewel that bad been loaned out for a short time. Although little Brown was only two years old yet he was well known in the community and bis brsgbt little face will by many loving friends. Kev. Douglas iirown returned from Bethel S. C. Monday where he preached last Sunday. Misses Mary Wilson and Annie Clark have . returned borne from the State Normal School at Greensboro. There is to be a party at Miss Ola Herron's tonight. THE LUTHERAN COLLEGE FOR WOMEN. Charlotte has Won the Prize And the Location is on Higland Park. The following tells tbe story of the College: "We. the undersigned promoters of the Lutheran College for Women, have, after mature consideration, ana fully ap preciating the liberal offers of other cities, deciueu to locate me institution on xiign land Park in tbe city of Charlotte. N. C. We desire further to express our sin cere thanks to tbe citizens of Charlotte for their liberal gift, to tbe Highland Park Co., and other land companies for their generous offers of sites. Henoe forth we feel fully identified with all the best interests of tbe city, and will use our utmost efforts to promote ber highest material, moral and educational welfare. C. B. King. C. L. T. Fishir. Charlotte offered $9,242. in subscrip tions, which was supplimented by an of fer from tbe Highland Jfartc uompany, represented by Uol. Joseph walker, Messrs. W. E. Burnett, J. B. Cleveland, Geo. Cofield. T.H. Cannon, and Alex. Long, of Spartanburg; J. A. Porter, Asheville; Heriot Clarkson. W. S. Alex ander, E. M. Affdrews, Walter Brem, P. M. Brown, Charlotte, of 13,600 in money and 20 acres of fine land on the old Torrance homestead at tbe East end of Trade street. The site is a beautiiui one. It is as the committee of location said: "tbe best tbey bad seen." it is on a hill, surrounded by beautiiui valleys. You can stand on tne topmost point ana - a view Charlotte, as you can from no other plnce near town. The location is herald ed with pleasure by every Cbarlottean whose opinion is unbiased. Ibo High land Park comnanv Dromtses to run a street car or a talyho line connecting the college with the city. Tbe fight was be tween Columbia and Charlotte, but Unar- lotte gained the victory. The liberal offer made by the Highland Park 00m pany carried the day. Messrs King and Fisher promise to spend not less than $50,000 in erecting a building. It is to be a well equipped institution. Charlotte should beDroudof it. IS very thine is in readiness and work will soon begin. Nxw Yokk Citt, May 26, '95, BEE HIVE FOBCE, Charlotte N. C. Gentlemen: Make room for a vast array at sledge hammer bargains while I am shipping to thk bsi hitx to-aay From mercantile recks sent in to tne New York auction rooms to be disposed of. I am purchasing lots of goods at about one fourth their real values. Tell our customers that on Monday. June tbe 1st we will open np a large lot of mens summer coats at 20 and 21 cents, vests at 5 cents, mens straw bats, fine goods at S cents. J. D. Colliks. mwt Babr sldt, w gMwhcrOMtori. Whea she became Wm, ah efauf to Oastocia, Wte aha bad ChndrM, she gave these Oaftorta, Local Briefs. Judge Victor Clay Bsrringer died in Washington yesterday morning. Judge Barringer was well known here. He leaves a wife and .bo children. He was a member of the Presbyterian church Heath Bros. Bank is soon to become a National Back. Mayor Stephens and county commis sioner Bedwine, of Monroe are in the city to-day. They come to view Meek ten burg's good roads with a view to following this oounty ia tbe road build log business. Miss Annie Baskerville, the eldest daughter of Capt. and Mrs. J. G. Basker- ville, died at their home at noon last Sunday of appendicitis. Miss Mary Wilson and Mr. Goodman Brown were married at the first Presby terian church last night at 7 o clock. They left at once for Asheville. Miss Wilson is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wilson, of this city. Mr. Brown was originally from Gaffney City, S. C, but has for several years made Charlotte his home. He keeps books for Capt. J. H. Sloan. Near Beidsville, Tnesday, at 5:40 p. m., a freight tram was wrecked on tne Southern by running into a truck left on the track by the section hands. Seven cars were derailed, foreman, jserl Clod felder, jumped from the train and was instantly killed by tbe falling oars. ' The engineer stayed with his engine and was not hurt. A FOBTY THOUSAND DOLLAR COT TON MILL FOB ALBEMABLE. WORE TO BEGIN AT ONCE. Stanley Pops Hold a Secret Meeting Russell A. Stench in the Nostrils of Both Populists and Republicans The mar riage of a Stanley Conple at Salisbury. Correspondence of Tax Dkmockat. Our little town is on somewhat of a boom at present We had been - agitating the factory question for some time but without avail, until the 20th of May, when our citizens met in the court bouse in Albemarle aad subscribed $40,000 capital stock for the purpose of building a fac tory. Immediately after the capital stock was subscribed the stock holders proceeded to organ ize ond elect officers- The following officers were elected, viz: President J W Cannon of Con cord N C, Secretary and treasurer John 8 Eflred of Whitney NC. Directors, John 8 Eflred, Jos. W Cannon. Y P Eflred. W J Swink. and W R Foreman. Work will begin at once and the mill is expected to be in operation by the first of Jan. 1897. We have been informed that the Pops held a meeting in the court house last Saturday with closed doors. What the object of the meeting was no one is able to tell, except the Pops themselves It;is supposed that they met for the purpose of discussing politics, and especially there would be Govenor Russell. From what we can learn from both pops and republicans Russell is a stench in their noses and a majority of the colored votes of the county will not be cast for him. We can't see how a republican who is voting from principle can vote for Russell know ing his past record as well as tney ao. l nose who vote through prejudice and throw principal aside will vote for him as a matter of course. Dr. Jos. White better known as the Indian doctor, who has been confined to the Stanly Jail, charged with rape, and whose trial was set for the llth of May at Bausburvl.u.,was return ed to Stanly jail yesterday to await hit trial which will be in Salisbury in August The reason for bringing him back to Stanly j ait was that Salisbury jail is. not considered sale. 0 Quite a large crowd is expected to go to Salis bury on May 87th to be present at the marriage of Mr. L. A. Moody and Miss mine Austin, nota of tbis place. The prospective bride has been spending some time with her friends and relatives in Salisbury; hence the marriage will be there. ranE in When Marshal Ney formed in battle Franoe, with Napoleon, exulted with dream had they of FATAL WATERLOO! He whose despotio will had so long solitudes of St. Helena. From modern ascend beyond their capacities I til 0 0 t y CASH Moves from fields of fatalio Waterloo phenomenal figures ae to distance all competition. Bargains, excuse the muchn abused word, wbioh form a phalanx, solid, matchless, and. if not covered with fame or glory, will prove to be of just as great THE BED BANNERS OF THE We have in emblem of the continual butchery in prices going eternally on within, and tboee who imitate our eigne will find that there must be a more powerful mag net than could be manufactured of red, with white letters, that draws in greater numbers then ever before the purchasing public to THE CHEAPEST STORE IN NOBTH CABOLINA, THE BEE HIVEI Loads of Hats, bought at less than beif cost, latest styles, this season's produc tion, we offer 25 per cent, under original wholesale cost. White Goods, at 2 cents,! wider than any house can tell at the price. Largest, finest and cheapest stock of j Clothing we have effer offered. Sheeting 2 cents. Blue Denims, for Overalls, at 5 1 cents. Good Overalls, with pocket, at 25 cents. Good quality of working Pants for men at 25. Good Calicoes that will sot fade threw (3) cents. Will not fade. Lawns at 2 cents. Jobs in Ladies' and Genta Ffhoes at 25,49 and 69 cents.! Think of it ! Fifty-nine eente for Genu an teed solid, and worth $Lfi0, at 98 cents no merchant south of Boston can buy regularly for tbe money I Ladies' Fine Eut-i ton Shoes at 75 cents f I BEE HIVE. - - Stray . Shots Prom Wardlaw. Correspondence of the Democrat Wakdlaw, May 26. That big rain eame the 23rd. Lands are washed badly in places as the rain was very heavy in I the vioinity of Wardlaw. Hisses JJora liem by and Jf earl Tom berlin were visiting relatives and friends in Charlotte last week. They have re turned home. Tne writer saw a man (Mr. lio&samer Jordan,) in Matthews last week who elaims to be 110 years old.. He lives ia Mint Hill neighborhood. Mr. C. P. Campbell.agent for "Clipper Fire Extinguisher Company" ia canvass 1 ing Sandy Ridge township this week. Reunion of the Hunter Family. Tbe second Annual Reunion of the de-1 eendants of Henry Hunter to be held at! Huntersville, N. C, on the 4th Wednea-1 day of July 1896 being the 29th day of j too moDio. Every body cordially invited, and ea pecially the lineal deoendanta of Henry Hunter and Martha Sloan. . If you have one drop of their blood coursing your veins, you are a d ecen dant, whether you bear the name of Hunter or not. Don't forget the day, come, and bring all your children and ehildrens children with you. An attrac tive program is being prepared. A. J. Hurtkb. OLD LADIES' WAR TIME clothSLIPPERS Extra wide, venr light, cool, and comfortable. Every pair warranted. Elastic on vamp, with bow. PRICE 50 CENTS. These shoes are made of English serge, Some call them "Prenella," some "Lasting."" and some simply "clots." They are equally good with either name, , and always cost the no mistake in the place. Ton can get them nowhere else so good at tbe price. GILBEATH & CO. ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR SHERIFF. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Mecklenburg county, subject to the action of the Democratic primaries and county convention. Z. T. SMITH. FOR REGI8TER OF DEEDS. I hereby announce myself a cannidate for the office of Register of Deeds, of Mecklenburg county, subject to the action of tbe Democratic nominating convention.' - J. W. COBB. May21,1898. array the united troops of Napoleon all anticipated victory! fame and glory. No reigned supreme had no evil omen of tbe mercantile Napoleons whose aspirations 0 0 a LEVER vast arrays of mercantile wrecks at such a benefit to purchasers. BEE HIVE Gaiter Shoes t Gents's Fine Shoes, guar ; f Ninety-eight cents for a Shoe which - I D. COLLINS.! 7 1 Jill