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"W. C. DO WD. Editor. CHARLOTTE. U. C. THTRSDAY, AUGrI 26 nr.sr ktxt of ixpepevdence. j It i not vliat a Plate raises i uu" ! i i i ! ! I j ! : mak it ri-h. hut v hut It has left after th wants and riOs of it? jojie have been sutili"d. HfTf- ir North Carolina w should first of u.li raift- our home Fupplies, enouph to if(l the State, v.lthout gr lnp outside of It for a barrel ol flour, a sark of meal or a pound of meal. And if T- e raise our ovr. Furii"1.'?? v are in dependent of the refU of the world, and not even the ir.iusiir-e of discriminate? laws or the manipulation of the pant hlerf on the produc-e exchunsres car, se riously dumape us. Then. v. hat we have to ell to the outside world, r.o matter how much or how little or what the price art. if no much ePar profit and aduf- to the weallt. of the State. In sonif of the east-m countt- corn and flour are heinp imported from the "West, and th counties are heinp drain ed or ready muiiej to pay for supplier that rouid easily have lw-n produced at home. The rom crih, the ham. the pranary and th- smoketsuiy constitute the far mers' hankh, and they contain deposits of vl.nl, dttuuiting casiiiers and Behemmp officials cannot rot- him. Vher. tiiey art veil filo-d he has a pretty solid base it prosperity under his own vin and hp tret;, no matter how the rest of the world waps I: is iiKiejfiiu"rict of the best type- WHAT THEY HAVE NOT TCVLXi. The s called I-mocratic newspapers '. that print on the utterani'es of meb ' opposed to the party and its policy, and . p;ve prominence i- every iten; of news that ran lr ij tie -publican party and li.ju-e ttie J eniocratu orpauizatuu., i have not limited tin interview of the 1 Washington i-orrespoiulent of the Ilai- tiniore .4un with former Senator CJii j "lr. discussing Maryland politics to- j day. Mr. iliPsoi. said h- intenued to ! take an act -ve part ir the approaching j State campaign lb said be had a: v. ays i-ei: a gold Itrnim'ral. but he was now satisfied si. vet was to ite the im portant liwuf. aiu. if v us ne -essury Tor the good of the peojilt ii reiiionetize it " They beet- no. toid their readers of the iarge rj-owds ilia; have r eeled Mr. Bryan on his western tour or of the great enthiisiHsir, he has aroused ir. his tour of the far vest, where everj" whert he has be-r. hailed as "our next Tresicint ' Tle-v huvf not toid of the u-cisioi o: tie leader:- o: ev. i o-K s i T-mo"ruey that th- candidate for j mayor of Orni,!-" N--v. Tork nu:?t ! u ! Xemocrat i;nd must staid on the Chi- ' cagi riatin-m j They niakt prominent the frrt thn.t '; one branch of tie I'opuhsts in Otuc ! are to rur. u ti; k- t vn.h tie notorious j Ooxev at its head and hai this scheme of H.tnna's as th- ci-M'eat nf the party, j Hut they d. not call attention to th- j fact that with a separat- Populist j ticket u. tb- fi-id a I-mocrat was eict- j ei": ti succ-ed tie h.tf Conpressmar. ! rKdnai. by ai overwli-lmmp majority. T. V.J: OIF CASE. i'Cininr.st-atior. of ii: Hia th the eo;:-: As a rui-tri-d and :tic- by r years i: t li:- State of just itica tior for lynch law" th- cop-is h;.,- nromptly coi ve t-d criminals cuiltv of capital crimes and rhey have paid the j-n..!ty ,r th-ir misdeeds The prm-edurf n tie lirodie case is an exanipb- ol this. As soop jc he was informed of the crinv and the capture of the criminal, the jirisoner v.-as plat ., d uiule- the protection of the military; lie was "promptly trans ferred ti a strong jail in another county; a sj'ecial term of court was called to try the cast, the prisopiet was kept iimi 't puaru .luring the trial, was withir. a fev hours convicted and sentenced and will he executed Sep. tember 1st. The t oiuluc: of to the State. this -dit ITIEI'ICT? a LEV. .LITIOX. Senator Till ma i.. writing lov-r his ovr, signature i or th- recent lr.iunr tions of the r-iieru; jUli?. Jacksor. says; ""Tlie Feoera! circuit tudg- now ha-. .. o: in. s:ai-s of Sou;: Carolina, and No-ti Cur-lina umiet ins h ei u. mailers purelj io-cul. The r.aii-'nce of the J-eopie ttiroughou: the UUlop i-. wel! nigh exhausi-d and some radical action is nc--ssary n preserve the sentiment of Iora- seif-E.-.vernment left us and restor- the lioe-ties of the J-eopie into their in-n keeping. Tiu toracy's servile tools oiey their ot -ders with alacrity, but there will come a uay of reckoning, and a revo lution, eitner at tb- haliot Ihjx o- by bullet, is inevitable." Mr Ranna is a-ranpsnp the p-elirr-lnu-ies of his campaigr: ir. Ohio, and is ti put on ihc usual stage "property" that the Republican!? now. use in their performances the tie kef of the middle-of-the-road PopUiists and the ticket of the suiof-t he-road Immortals. L was tmde-s-tood irorr. the beginning that these w,.uid in- brought out liu: the question, is car. Ilanna. with these marion-ties for ba.it. catch Xoois enugh io fcuptur trie Stale" There are plenty nf fools in Ohio, as has i-.r shov n time and. again but thes- twe uuinimes are so oia :n&t it must 1 a er nui. loor. wiu is deiua by them. Should a newspaper that is intended '. for ciri ulatioi. ii. homes and is made to 1 read by the family circle p-m; the dis- : Crusting details of a revolting crime" IX eh if tht details were Jr. evidence in a court trial, have they nr.y plare ir. prim? it is time a protest v.h made ai.an-.su the publication of tht ueiaiis of monstrous crime for. whethet trie i publication is through inadvertence or to bring public condemnation upon the criminal, it is demoralizing and dis- j fusting. President lini with M; Kinley might at least pride to tht fact that. since tbe imssiier ot the I;ngley nil. the iniunction milts have resumed operation or. full time. The New York Journal remarks that Judge Jackson has reached that stag tit efficiency nt which he car, issue an Injunction when the coriKratior. wishes. From recent indications one would draw the inference that half the folks 111" Europe are walking around with bombs tn their hip pockets. Th "Washington Post calls attention to the fact that this Populist fusion business Is fast reach ins the confusion V The Passing Show. "This State Board of Equalization Is a great irj-rtinrt'on.' paid a pentle man yesterday. "When Otho Wilson and that fellow Abbott are to say what shall be the valuation of prop erty in thif State, thing? have come to a pretty pass. A State Board of Equalization may be a very pood thinp. bur what can it amount to in such hands. They seem to think the j.eople of the counties cannot be de- ' '; ' anw ft r l. ft tITinTI XII H Tl I II' I I ! I II STX. ft 1 Il'lli r-imr-ti lif'Ji - l - - i rr-W,- . V--i .r.-r nim c: TA - in -mi&J- 1 - 4 " sze the valuation of the vari..us classes , of j.rojK.-rty. Nov. if Mecklenburg i county returns an average valuation of J4 for horses and Ciay county re- SrdirTa tt$1ilua! : tior. in Clay to that of Mecklenburg; : aui yet a horse in Clay county may . not be worth ha!f wlu.t he is m Meet- Z$:?TfJL wS d&rparTs ! Q;a'e. It is a matter of great j im!.ith:',e jo jiroprty owners, and j why it snnu.ri be left to two or three , m-r certainly not endowed with ex- traordinary wi?airr. is rtvstrx" i -hr-. 0.lW,T.ii ir A few nays us- .h-re a,.Tred in one of the wnminctor. morntng dashes the folloving advert.-mm I "Gentlemen -alhng ea-y not a te. vei-ome otiose o-pa. '"' , lore J " Sii.'. Il'f - . . . . I '1 ni: v -- assist eu. ilvH a-Tariiui; ni:. after 11 should kp tbir ta-s t" tn fr0r,: r wear br-ast-piates for safety. a I;, c: When this s'-h'-dul- is fom.ar.y aaop-- "r. bv the Charb.tt- fath-rs ; jamu'es. ;n- sai v i) u f ou-i ish'.n? indr.st tr. and th- ?:pti u: tn cva: Mai) wil te s j.puiar Concord has nt yet rui'!."n off the jiain: j.las:'-ef; or. the tiv. r, i T the iray and giddy Charlotte youths who point ed things red th-re a fev. nights ago. And i" i- -hisT-e'-i-d that eh ey are ben'-forth exiles forr capita! of Cabarrus, ft! en-ounrer th"-. k ..!id hearts and icy eys. the peasant v il' hereafter ime of marine Commercial that t h-ir sal nei. r-I' the l.ooiter r. :b- irsi f"V. weeks t ftT several yas that the merchants y a', t,Uyinp more This is. of cnu-s; eturnir.c pris-perity :i! trr-ei- v."h i'i the gooris. ler ar.v cr-et increase have i,e..r, r.T ar.d it is itrwi--iii;-1 li. tov r. F.nu -ountr; lleH'i!y than usual hailed as a sign n:" n by the cnrr.merc: o.e-si.'t liC Ve t" ret a clu.r.ts oe not -- T,-t ir business. Hut .1 imi-rovertieiit it c..Ti.;n and corr. h.is p-v--r the farm-- e i,..-T..r fr hi:g. and this is rftiect-d it: the stnre-k per.. The purchase-s art large;y ii. anticipatjor. f tiheiiomens cors ar.d em d pri afd if tie most of us art not asaip"U"'?d we wli: hav ) ..-Tr tin.es sr spit-, of tight mono; and hici; tariff. THE LOOKER ON. ! "On the Klondike. i The mar. from Alaska was the cen tra: ngure in a group gathered m the ; hotel lobby last ev-ning after supper, j 'Is if cr.ic up there"" asked a con ; sun.pt; ve-iooKiiig r.tan. I "Coiu : my dear sir. some days ! are so cold tne dam atmosphere j :rt; zee and niei. have to thaw every ; breath u; ai: they breathe. I re mem -i le- a poor leiu v. or. a c.aim aujoimng I mine let his lire gc- out one night and lus o: t at!, froze so narc over his mouth anc nostrils ne ciioKed to aeatfc -i his "i- " I'ienty of ice. I suppose. ventured tie refrigerator drummer. "Ice ao the year muiiLi. sit. and we find it ouite serviceable, too L.uniie oeiiig scarce, i.r is L-i'ti jo: the manu lactii! e of furniture, such as taoies. chairs, etc. These gooes u: course art n-ave r thai; :ii- v. o nien articies ; it herwsse there is little uiL-.-: ence." I "i'-uf. the chairs.'" stammered the j basnfu. man. "v ere. ah. es. w ere the ! ii. t ye ah. quite cid?" "Wei., no. n. y tnelid. yot: see. the ! ice useu ir. manufacturing the chai: ! bottoms was made of water slightly heated oefote it was frozei.." j "Ah. yes. 1 se-." and trie bashful mar. j sank bpek ir. his seat. I " ot; . ieo;.ii n.anr a great fuss over ; th aurora loreallis " continued th Kiondike nugget and it is nothing ir. i th-. worid but a v.a!. of 1 -e." i " i'.ut. the latitifu. coiors" inter i runted the sign painter, who had just j joined the prout.. ! "The cobirs are there a!! ripht enough." continued the mar. from the i ; iu; of ire. You see. tile borealhs. : or wal'. of ie. is formed i-y iayers ot j frozep sun rays." - he painter groaned and passed inti the sai'.iir.. "Now. the north pole '" i.he reporter didn't remain to nr.y more. He stole shentiy nir the night, wondering whether was a gift or ar. aeeomtdishment hear mil lyinc THE LISTENER IN THE SoT'THETIN STATES. n. i.oanoKe county a.. Basil Ridge. vay got out his aoubie-barreiec shot- rur. and lay ir. wait by the roadside for his enemy. James mithers. whom he mortally wounded. Senator McLaurir. is much better, hut is still unable to enter the canvass ir. South Carolina Judge Waiter r.. Staples, of Christian - burg. Va.. is dead, aged TO. He was a member of the Confederate Conirres. . Chief of Pohct Connolly, of Atlanta. i d--au. Mrs. E. E. Edwards, a woman mer I'tunt ; Grannevilt-. . S. C dropped dead in front of the Fifth Avenue Hotel v-sTert;jn The small-pox in Birmingham. "Ala has thus far leer. confined entirely tc the neprc quarter, and there have beer few deaths. WHAT PLEASES A WOMAN. If pleases hjr to be- called a sensihi :ftl worrier. It pleases he- to be dressed woman. called a weli- It plcnses her to 1 fascinating. toid that she If pleases h--r to ite toid that she im proves a mar. by her companionship. It pe-d-ss her to dei-nd on some mar. and pretend sh- is ruling him. rt pleases her to be treated cour teous and with re7-r-t and to be talked to reasonably. anc nonestty. to ne consuttec anc iii!::n!c and n.ot t" le trsted as a ;n::t 1; rtly. with no hejic or heart, loved and ad I leases tr le r.-i-c by a mar. who ; x- rui- and simdie . way he- v ay to 1-jd strong enough and make his her and tak rare her .oo. r Answers. A.V EJjt.VAT'. R. Saturday at n .: sd daughter of X ii tally mtu-ed bv r e PTT'e se-.-rv-vear- C. T. Evans wa' h elevator at tn A vop tor Mo-- Sh- was going uj '- a. . i... T--r t a sister at v . -k or. ine set unc floor. At a fata moment, wrier. Gorge Glenn, th- negrc ir charge, wasr't hokinc. th li-tie pir! sat dowr. with one leg hane tr.g over th elevator's edge. In nass- ir.g through the upper f.oor. the eleva tor, like ponderous shears, caught and fearfully mang.-d th-- limb from the kr-.--; dnwn. ft-ipprnc the flesh from tbe none t-astor.ia Gazette. ONE LONE BLLLT GOAT. "r o . -"iiiei; o'un;; returns oruy one goiit as ptver. ir. for taxation. But i ha.- T.SS sheep. This. too. when 2 uoirs enver. in for taxation, valued a; iih. iiaieigh Observer. ine of Xrr. Pieree's Plefoaanr to1it- is a laxative. Two are miidiy cathar tic. ne taker after dtr.ner insur-s l-rfet digestion, sound s!eer and an aiisenc r.f foul breath ir, the morning. They are unlike ordinary- pills, because you d no- hnme a slave to their ue Ttt--y not only afford temporary roe.. out enect a permanent cure. nce u.ec they are always ir. favor. Physical strength and enert-v contri bute to strength of character, and both may he had by taking Hood's Sarsapa- tt m HAS COST A IM7 GF 1501EY. But Election Expense Host be Paid Out of the QetwraJ Fond, From the Tialeiph News and Observer. It is reported here that an attempt will be made in many countries to pay the expenses of tbe local tax elecxion. held last Tuesday, out of the school fund instead of tbe peneral fund. This fact was yesterday called to the j attention of Supenntenaenx Aieuane. "I wish to remind the county authori- he said, "that the attorney gen- t , 4 . i,,iT-. this office. t. lUuua.-.v- - dated June 25. said: 'These expenses ctLnngt under ary circumstances come tjK u ,Re jnooi funds. for section 5 of the a requiring this election to be caJWi. provides that it shall be conduet- efl under the same rules and repula- Uon are prescribed for the election of meters of the general assembly." Mr. Mebane further said that a close -van-fa would ie kept on tnis matter n wouig B county be al- eT11in1W! oT this elec- u 1 ' t" - 1 : tioti out of the general rund It is estimated that this election has " than per- excuse of holding thl eiecto.r. was greater than for any held ore in this State. ,-,haM,r C7S. laws of reads as fol lowfc touching the expenses cu sucn elections: "That a: all future elec tions registrars and judges of elections shall receive Si per day for each day of actual service as required by law. and the jierson required to carry the t-retu-ns and ballot boxes to the clerks j j of the Superior Courts, except the pre j r-inet in which the county seat is lo 1 cared, shau be allowed $1 per day and I i cents per mile one way for his ser i vices, that the allowance of 1 cent per name for registration c : voters is here by rejealec and the compensation here in aliov. ed is in her, thereof." There are now 1 election precincts in the State. For each precinct there were three repisirars. wno were on nut y sis clays ea n. at si per ciay. here were aiso three judges of elec tion whti served one aay at $l eacn.- Ther. the man who brought the returns ttie clerk pot a dollar a day and ? cents a mi;e one way. This mates a total e:jve:se in each Township for reg istrars and judges of election alone or nearly or about St.OOfl for the V," hoie. Tliis incluiies no printed mat- ami niar.y smaiier items of ex- It will le seen that the election has st the State more than the schools could have received from the State if enough townships had voted the sie- tax provided for to get the $1-0. i" on hand. It is further provided however, that ir every township that fails to ievv a spefia- s'-nooi tax in the countv nr missioners shall nrdjr an election, n l held every- two years on the uedav after tbe firs "Monday ir Au ust until such special school tax is nd this will next Time cost the s-'pte another m'nt of monv hm it ari. Time he paid out of the gen ountr fund. DFCLAR5T!0N OF PRINCIPLES Adopted by the Pre-Millennial Con ference of Presbytrrian. The conference of Southern Pre-Mil-;enn:al I Presbyterians that has been in session at Tot-voa. Ga.. adopted the oiio.vmg Declaration of principles: "1. We declare the Word of God to be our only source of knowledge and ou: tuu of fa:h with reference to the doc tri.it: of out Lord's feconc coming. "H. As we know that the prophecies f trie Oic Testament concerning the lirst coming of Christ was fulfilled ir: h- it normal or natural sense, so we elieve that the prophecies of the Old ""esii.ii.mt and of the New Testament or.c-viiing His second coming will lie liltiliec in the same wny. ::. We believe that the present dis--ertsatior. is not for the conversion of "it- world, but eler-tive. as clearly stat ed ir. tiie Scriptures. "i The duty of the church during the absence of her Lord is to watch and "r;:y. to wo-k and wait and to go into '11 th- world and preach the gospel . vrv creature and thus hasten His orrorg. "". Wf itelieee that the glorious re -r.'-s following tbe cominr of Christ ir "he un'vorja' tt iurrphs of the gospel ar te !e hrousrht about by the rvowe- o" "h" Holy Ghost ever ns the Word o . - - v -y.e . declares. "6. We beheve that white the fact of nv Loir' s retu-n is rertair.. the time hre.-i o-icertain according tc His own words." A 10.000,000 &LE CROP. St itistkian Neill Seys tte Crop of '97 Will brak the Record. NEW ORLEANS. Aug. IT. ilr. H. 1- Neill. the well known statistician, has issued a circular or. the growing cror After referring to the correct ness of his estimate made in July. ISHi of the crop of the season. Mr. Neill " At this moment for this year the promise is equal to any previous year in every State but Texas, and on" the mesent acreage, even allowing that Texas s-houic fall "short of her maxi mum production per acre by l.t-X'.O"' bal s the outlook now is for a crop 01 a l--ast K7'iu. with "-'.- to i.iy .ru withir. the range of possibilities. This '"i-ere of .. is really very con-se-vp.tive f,-,r e proe.not je- acre out s'fie of Tcxa- equal to would give T.2.V'.t-"- bales and a maximum for Texas w.-.uid be S..-.Mt bales, from which, allowing l.iWi.ortb f)- Vou would ns ve a crop of Hj.Soo.W' bales. The crop is now so far advanced from rcent rains and heat that it will -eaer maturity and he independent of fr-st at sr. unusually early date. Should we shoe have good rains ir Texas her crop also would be near r fe.uior. and the possibilities for total cror would then ie something enor mous." THE GOOD CROPS OF 'ST. A merciful and benignant Providence has smiled upon the farmers of North Carolina The early and the "latter rams have fallen and there are both seed time and harvest. The tenfold the rwentvfold have come and the hearts of the men who till the soil have ieen ch-ered greatly and their homes have ieen blessed. Now let them af ter raising the hominy and collards and the greens, fail not to raise also the hog and the fowl and the beef. Wilming ton Messenger. THE STATE FAIR, "he News has received the nwmhim T, . the State Fair w-hlori it ,r. h-Md m Rsleigh from CotorT 'tr tne rt -..oif in premiums are offer-rr-efe-s 0f Yi- hono-n-r 'he it "e r..p:mi:tee apnoint-c from ' -"bijrp are Former r, n;r,c. S P. Ale-amir. rnrt 7- "i 1 ar. Chad wick and Mr. J. p. Caldwell. BEAl riES OF HOME RFLE Our Wilkes Republicans feel or should feel proud of the fact that Brer Linney has sent his son-in-law over to look after the distillery surveying in Wilkes. This is another practical dem onstration of Brer Linney's idea ihai W'iikes Republicans are not capable of attending to their own affairs. Wilkes boro Chronicle. SHOT mTRSLTLF ANT) HUSBAND. At Hendersonville. twenty miles from Asheville. last Tuesday. Mrs. Ben F. Hood shot her husband, one shot break ing his right arm and the second tak ing effect in his left breast, inflicting a dangerous wound. Mrs. Hood then shot herself, dying instantlv. Tb cause of the tragedy is unknown. Mrs. Hood was a Miss Cowles. a native of Ohio, aged about U years. She has a brother in Ohio who is a Judge. CASTORIA Tor Infants and Culdren. a; m (Bhaslofic '-SDemocrai, (Sharfolltf, 'ISjLCS. POUTISE EfFEOTS Or PH0TCTISii Senator Piitchard Thinks it Would Help the Republican 1 erty ia the South He is Offered Some Valua ble Suggestions. AsbeviHe Citizen. In an article in the Illustrated Amer ican Senator Jeter C. Pritchard says: The further growth of the party in thip gjjon fthe South depends upon the encouragement we are to receive at the hands of tie present Congress in its distribution of the bene of the sys tem we have advocated. Congress lias in its power to accelerate this develop ment, or it can materially retard our growth by failure to grant us a fair share of protection." Now the "benefits of this system" have been given in large measures to the West, as Senator Pritchard says: While New England. Pennsylvania and other States of the North and West have from the organization of the Re publican party been represented in the national Congress by men who, seeing the advantage of this the protectivej system to their Section, energetically advocated its adoption and application to the interest of their people, and through their iituenee secured advan tages from which those sections have grown rich and powerful, our people were represented by advocates of a dif ferent system, or rather by opponents of this system, and the result is a great want of development in all our natural advantages." Now what has been the result of this conferring on the West tbe tienefits of the protective system. Again let tne Senator tell: "Pareiitically 1 feel it is my dury to say, from the analysis of facts as shown by the latest election returns from the hitherto impregnable strong holds of Western Republicanism, it seems clearly the duty of the Republi can party to make reasonable conces sion to Southern Republicanism if the party expects to maintain its supre macy in the nation.'" Now what reason is there to suppose that protection of the products of the South would have a more beneficial ef fect on the Republican party in the South than the Senator says it has had in the West? Ad dikes the Senaroi think the placing of -otion ties and binding twine ir. the dutiable list by the i.ngiey tariff bill mean that amount and kind of ieenefit to the Southern farmer that is likely to in spire him with the feeiing that the Re pubican party should have his vote? Possibly, however, the Senator i-plievee-that if those fe" overtures fom the Republican party fell to draw the Southern farmer to its iMtsom. the ap- I'l'ir.tiiiE of negro pe.-s:masiers and col lectors will su t-eed in accomplishing v hat he says is so necessary if the 'iepubacans are to maintain their su premacy . And. both of these cards fail ing to draw. ie-rhaps the wide adver tisement of the fact tha the President is accused by prominent memiers of his party of having broken faith with them ir. promulgating his recent civil service order may serve to attract wavering patriots to the cause of which 2lr. ihKmioy has tot years beer, heralded- as the chie: aposrtie. A 6RE1 NA E REE N AFFAIR. Tlr. John Power Bring Away a Bride From Rock HI!!. 5. C. A Rock Hill siecial to the Columbia State says: A Gretna Green affair oc curred here Wednesday afternoon. One day last week a young man registering as John Power, Charlotte. N. C stop jc at the Carolina Hotel and after wards proceeded to have a pleasant time. Mr. Power has visited here be fore and knew a good many of the voung iadies s-. he did not find any .rouoie in his social efxorts. These ef forts were eminently successful, as they culminated in his appearance lefore .;-v. . -J. Jones, at the White Memo rial manse, with a blushing and be witching young lady. Miss Beuiah Har ris, upon his arm. Air. Jones perform ed the ceremony which made them man and wife. Mr. Jones' household and a neighi-or or two were the witnesses. Mrs. rower is a sister of the Rev. J. liarr Harris, who is rather well known as an evangelist In the Methodist church, and Mr. Power is a son of Rev. Mr. Power, one of the presiding elders of the South Carolina conference. RAIN NEEI)Er FOR CROPS. The crop bulletin for the week end njir August ISth sas the week was warn; and very dry. Some local show ers occurred, esi-ecialry in the extreme v.-est portion of the State, and heavy dews furnished some moisture. The drought has been injurious to nearly ail crops, which, without rain soon, are in danger of being cut short. There nas leer considerable shedding in cot ton and some rust is reported, but the bulk of the crop is still very fine. Cot torT is opening in all of the southern counties. Late com needs rain badly. In a few counties where the drought is I most severe cror-s are drving up. S. B. Smith writes from Matthews: "'Cotton is doing well: boiling nicely. Corr. is doing well and promises more than an average crop. All crops in good condition. Good rain on 14th." PAWN 11 HIS LEGS FOR LIQUOR. A Chicago dispatch says: "Tour honor, this man pawned his lers to buy liquor."' said p.n officer in Jus-ti-fe Foster's court Saturday morning. "What mar."" demanded the mag istrate, and a couple of policemen held up H. W. Harrington for inspection. The prisoner was without legs Th-offk-ers explained that he was found on Clark street last night hopelessH drunk and unable to prone! himself He told the officers that he had pawn ed his cork legs and could not remem ber the yawn-broker's location. The justir-e aismissed the prisoner and in structed the polioe to assist him in the recovery of his artificial limbs. HuW IT WORKS IN PRACTICE. The most plausible plea of the -protectionists is that a duty is necessary to protect the American laborer against the pauper laior of Europe ana insure mm gooes wages. LiZ us see how this works. The Dmgiev tar iff raises the duty or. coal from 4" to fe. cents per ton The miners are striking for an increase -of nine cents per tor. in their wages, just one third of tne increased tariff. Lynchburg rews. SHOES SIXTEEN TEARS OLD. .Miss Kenecca Chatham, who lives aown on the headwaters of Hunting Creek, was in town last week. She was wearing a pair of shoes which she has had for sixteen years. She has worn them for Sunday and other im portant occasions for these sixteen years and there is not a break or hole n them yet. That's a record in the shoe Hne that car't be beat. The sho-s "ost only S1.1G. Wnkesboro Chronicle. ONE OF THE ORIGINAL NOAHS. jsoan hapy. -who migrated from North Carolina to New Jersey in his ycuth and has been for some years an inmate ot a poor house, threatens to live forever. He is lfS years old now hale Rnd rrarty. The doctors sav he has entered upon his ihird c "hi:rt- hood." and there is no prognosticating as to how long he may Pvt. Noah has been taking his toddy and smoking his pipe ever since his first childhood Morning Star. NEW WORE FOR CONGRESS. The man who recently applied to Congress to have it seievt! a name for his baby makes what might have ben a valuable suggestion had he offered it sooner. Parents all over the coun try would be glad of some intelligent assistance in one of the most vexa tious of domestic probleras. and the occupation would be both congenial and advantageous in the intervals w hen time-killing Vecomes a national necessity. Washington Star. GETTING FARMERS. MEWS. A circular is being sent out bv the Tepartment of Agriculture, from the office of the assistant seeretarv. ad dressed to leading farmers through out the country, asking for an express on of their views as to what the economic value of the free distribution of the seeds by the department has been since the creation of the evstem by the govern-aent in 1. the war m mm. Wcj te-'s Barbarous Methods. The Case of Evangeline Ctsneros. When Barbara Frietchie was al lowed to wave the Stars and Stripes in tbe fare of a victorious rebel army the incident was characteristic of American methods of warfare. No American soldiers, of North or South, made war on women. When the Con federate leaders were captured their wives and daughters were treated by the c onquerors with distinguished con sideration. The idea of punishing a woman for her devotion to the cause of her family would have been revolt ing to the roughest band of bush whackers on either side. But the chivalrous Spanish Govern ment, it seems, makes a specialty of warring on women and children, es oeeiajvy when it can lay hands on mem without risk. The case of the beautiful and refined relative of the President of th Cu orn Republic who has been immured for the past nine months in the horrible prison for alandoned women at Havana, and who is now to begin serving a twenty years" sentence in the living death of tbe African penal colony at Ceuta. is not exceptional. It is in accordance with the systematic Spanish policy. This tenderly r.utured girl was im prisoned at eighteen among the most depraved nepresses of Havana, and now she is to Ite sent in mockery to sjemd twenty years in i servitude that will kill her in a year. as t-vangeune cisneros is not an American citizen, we can do nothing for her as long as we continue to treat the Weyier regime as a eivifixed government and to regard the sup pression of the Cuban revolution as a matter of purely Sp-anish concern. But the blood of Americans must be colder and thinner than we think it if these repeated horrors do not stir us soon to action that will end the whole Cuban savagry -once for all. and empty the celis of Ceuta into the bargain. jsew l orfc Journal. FIRE IN LANCASTER- Mr. W- a. Davis Residence Burned. The Charlotte and Durham Rail road. Correspondence of The News. LANCASTER. S. C. Aug. 20. Fire Wednesday night destroyed the two story building of W. A. Davis, adjoin ing the courthouse. The origin of the fire is unknown. The loss is nearlv roverea py insurance. Jt was quite a close call, for it was hard to get his sleepy children from the burning build ing. A large part of Mr. Xa vis' per sonal effects were burned. This is the first fire Lancaster has had in two years. Your correspondent w-ouid be glad to see the Iurham and Charlotte railroad built through Stanley county by Pion eer Mills, his old native heath. This county needs a road badly. Tar. pitch, turpentine and chickens would flow into Charlotte from Stanley county as you have never seen it before. Good crops and fine rains are report ed all over this county. W. F. S. IN OTHER COUNTRIES. The King of Siam. Chualongkom I. will not visit the United States, as at i-st pronosed. After his continental visits his maiesty will re-embark on his yacht at Marseilles and will sail r nome. Marquis de Mailly-Nesle. former husband of the wife of Jean de Reszke. the celebrated opera singer, is dead. Tbe marriage of M. de Reszke to the the Comtesse de Mailly-Neslie took place on October 2J- last in Paris. The steamer Evelyn Baldwin has arrived at Christiania. from Spitzbur gen. "whence she sailed northward until stopped by pack ice. She reached lati tude Sti.-li- and secured valuable geo logical and botanical colections for the American colleges. The British military authorities in India are getting their troops ready to meet any uprising of the natives, no matter how widespread. Baron Mackau. one of the chief pro moters of the charity bazar in Paris, at which over one hundred lives were lost bv tire in May last, has been placed on trial in that cirv, along .Tith two other persons, chargetf with homicide through their imprudence upoe that oc casion. ADMITTED TO CAMBRIDGE. Miss Kate Shipp. of this place, has just received notice of her admittance to Cambridge University, in England. It is nor only a very high honor, but is an unusual one. because the rules of that famous university require that those admitted shall W graduates of English institutions. In view of Miss Shinp's high attainments and the very high testimonials sent in -her behalf, the ruies were suspended and she was admitted without examination. It is Miss Shipr's indention, after complet ing the course at the Cambridge Uni versity, to establish a high school for girls and young ladies at some point in North Caroiina. preferably in the w-estem part of the State. Lincoln Journal. THE FOOL SKEPTJCS. The skeptics are now saying that the madstone is a ake and -a humbug. Before long we expect to see some fellow hop up end deny that turning your shoes bottom upwards under the 1-ed at night will keep off cramp, or that -warts can't le conjured away. loth of which propositions we hold ourselves ready to prove by well au thenticated examples. Monroe Jour nal. THE PIG. The pig's a lovely animal That through my vision pops. Composed of spicy sausage meat And apple sauce and chops. Iryside he is the lucious feast Tht makes the Winter hum. Outside he is" the stuff that makes The football and the drum. New Tork Journal. THE LATEST VARIETY. The newest brand of Populist is the Mark Eanna. Let us hope that it will e exclusively confined to Ohio. St. Louis Republic. Losing Flesh You naturally loss flesh In the Lumm-r and mnning down is so easy You get a little weaker each day without hard ly noticing It There is loss of appetite, headache, weaknees of the muscles, disturbed sleep, weakness of memory, and these are the beginning of nervous prostration. Iron and tonics and bitters may afford some temporary relief, but what you need is a food for body, brain and nerves. of Cod-liver Oil with the Hy pophosphites, furnishes just the nourishment needed for -those who are run down and pale and thin and weak. H you lose fiesh in summer take Scott's Emul sion now. Don't wait till fall or winter before beginning. EULEOAB COMMISSION ENJQIMSL j Judge Simontiwi Prevents the Reduc tion of Telegraph Rates irorn ums Into Effect. Testeroay morning a restraining or der g-antea by Judge Simonton, was served on Major J. "VT. Wilson. B. Otho Wilson ana Dr. I- H- -Abbott, constituting the Board of P.ailway Commissioners, enjoining them from . . 1 0AvAml .order -carrying into eneei uir reducing the rates of the wefixe Union Telegraph Company and also citing them to appear at Wilmington Monday. September 6, to show cause why the injunction should not be made Iermanent. The order further re strains the Commission from putting into effect tbe new rate or any other rate whatever until the case is heard. This means that the IKr-cent rate will be kept in force the News and Obser- Theilf set forth that the Western Union Telegraph Company is ineorpo .mrtr The laws of New Tork.anfl -inroiTic nnil operates a general sys-.: tern of telegraph lines throughout the -..-j 4-. oi-irinianif With the I power conferred by its charter and an act of Congress, approved July -4th. 1866. entitled: "An act to aid rn the construction of telegraph lines and to ecure the government the use of the same for postal, military and other puposes." It claims to maintain and operate 2S.000. of which about S0 are in North Carolina: and these are a part of the treneral system maintained and operated throughout the civilized world. No different rule or regulation for the maintenance and operation of the North Carolina portion of the sys tem, it is claimed, can be established without affecting the entire inter State and international system. The authority and power of the Commission to make the order of Julv ii". 1SST, cutting down rates to points within the State to 15 cents over Western Union and 20 cents over other lines, is without authority of law: "that the old rate was just and reasonable, afforded by fair compensation for the service rendered. The new rate was made, the company claims, without giving them notice, and that within ten days after tbe rate was made the company filed exceptions thereto. It is averred by the complainant tel egraph companythat the amount in dispute in the controversy is S2.000 in terest and costs. As the new rate goes into effect September 1st. and the United States court to which it has been removed does not meet for some months, and as the orders are final and deprive the company of its prop erty without due process of law. the court is asked to restrain the enforce ment of the orders making the new rate during the pendency of the suit in the courts. The following further reasons are assigned for excepting to the new rates: 1. That they are not just and rea sonable. 2. That the transmission of mes sages at these rates will entail a loss unon the company. Z. That even at the 25-cent rate the company was operating its lines with in the State at an annual loss. 4. That if a simiiar reduction were made in other States the company would not be able to maintain its lines and defray operating expenses. 5. That to enforce the new rates would be an unlawful appropriation of its property without comrensation- C. That the Commission has un lawfully and unjustly discriminated against the Western Union by pre scribing a lower rate for it than for other telegraph lines in the State. 7. That the Commission has not tbe power and jurisdiction to prescribe rates for the transmission of mesages letween points within the State of North Carolina. b. That the order prescribing rates is in violation of the Fifth amendment to the Constitution of the United States. S. That the order is also in viola tion if r.f-ction 1 of the Fourteenth amendment to the Constitution. 10. That the order is in violation of the provisions of the act of Con gress of the United States, passed July 2Z. 16. THE rKOFESSOR'S MIFTA"EE. An amusine story is told about a pro fessor. The learned frentleman has a wife and family, but. professor -like, his thoughts are always with his books. One evening his wife, who had been out for some hcurs. returned to find the house remarkably quiet. She had left the children playing about, butj now they were nowhere to be seen. She demanded to be told what had become of them, and the professor ex plained that as they had made a ?rood dal of noise he had put then to bed without waiting" for her or calling" a maid. T hone they pave you no trouble."" she said. "No. "replied the professor, "with the exception of the one in the cot here. He objected a food deal to my undressinc him and putting him to bed.' The wife went to inspect the cot. "Why." she exclaimed, "that's little Johnnie Green from next door." Tit Bits. GEN. LONG FTREET TO WED. It is reported here that Gen. Lonsr stret. the most prominent living Con federate Weteran. i eneaced to be married to Miss Ellen Uortch. a newsrpaper woman and the assistant State Librarian of Georgia. They have both been summering- at Lithia Sorings. a resort not far from Atlanta. The General is a constant visit o- at Miss Dortch's cottage and is her in variable escort at social affairs, the Bun correspondent says. He is 76 and she is 22. but Gen. Longwtreet does not appear to be over fifty, being well preserved and of fine military far ing. THE REVOLT TN BRAZIL. PERNAMBTCO. Auc. IS. The xe volt of the reli-riou fanatics in the State of Bahia. which began in Te emler la.t. i? becoming very serious despite the Government's persistent efforts to quell it. Further bodies of troops will le despatched from here tomorrow to reinforce those alreadv in the field. The New Tork Sun says it is char-red that the revolt in the State of Bahia waF caus-d by MonarchistF who are w-ting to overthrow the re public. The leader of the rebels i Antonio Conselheiro. and he hay in flicted several severe defeats upon the -Government troops. AFFAIR? IN CTBA. It is .reported in Havana that the forces of Gen. Gomez have entered Santa Clara city. The important town of Trinidad. Banta Clara province, has ben raided by the insurgents, who plundered all the principal stores, securing a larsre emount of provisions and ammunition Wfylex has ordered that all tbe stores in La Eiwrnnra. Santa Our a be closed for twenty days, until the forti fications are completed, -and the town is starving. AT STGAR CREEK CHTT1CH. A meeting of a week s duration at Sugar Creek church has Just closed. Rev. J. M. Wharey. IX IX, assisted tev. x. j. Allison. His preaching was enjoyable and edifi-nyr to the peopie. There were five additions on jrrofs sion last Sabbath, makim? thirty-three adduions to this church Fince Mr Al lison came here last September. Good eon-rregations all the week and t-t large one last Sabbath. X. C. Presl bytenan. AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS Convicts are to build the new Stone wSm rUiiWay to run from Greensboro is to have a new tobacco -aory, the Berber-Wood Compar Wtnaton te to have a shirt and pants A bigr -I--Mmic picnic is ieia at Wilkes txiTO to-day. eLaS fetkwaiOT telephone TO iVlw 1 ncrco. WE ATSF. ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR KlCir; T. j jr 1 j v was ike originator cf " PiTCHER'3 CAST OR; a ; that nas vumz u.-u - r-r.i bear the facsimile cigndie cf rkc.- This is the original M PITCHER'S CA3TCRIA," ;SS used in the homes cfihe Mother? cf Jtxcr jc- r,T years, luu rv tnr-r u j u u,r;u u,,lxi . -j inai it i the hind you have always bought and has the signature ij j-cmca x 7T 0 hnQ ni.'fhnriflJ trCm JP.8 10 USC m If'JJ . Tt - V " o '.t Ci" rnn ir r-i , , eept The Ueniaur LGTnpznij vj v.o. . neicherig President n2sj?'' ' March 8,1897. s --0t Do Hot Be Deceived. Do not endan-er the life of 3our child h, accepting a cheap substitute which some dm-glst rnuy 0RVr (because he makes i few more pennies on the b. gredients of which ereu he does not kne - "The End Ton Haye Always Bought" BEARS THE FAC-SiJ-lSLE SiGlNiATUn- C CVEB A HUNDRED AT Eftlti. j Prof. Reid's New Assistant. Hun- dr.-ds Come to See a Queer Bird. Rev. J. l Fisher Preaching. j Correspondence of The INews. MINT HILL, Aug. IS. Mrs. Will White, of Texas, is visiting relatives in our village. She is now with Prof. Reid's family. v Miss IDesdie Hart, of Monroe, is spending a few weeks with relatives in and around the village. ' Mrs. Hunter, of Sharon, was in the viliiige tor a few days last week. Sne visited Mr. Mark Alexander's family. Mrs. Eugenia Hunter, of Greensboro, has been spending a lew days with hex sister. Mrs. J. J. Harrell. Seven new students were enrolled at Bain Academy Monday, making in all ICC Prof. Reid finds that he needs more help. So he hap employed his son. Mr. EL C. Reid, who graduated at Davidson last June. Quite an interestinc series of ser vices are now eing conducted at Phil adelphia church under the direction of the pastor, with the assistance of Rev. J. L. Fisher, of Texas. Mr. Fisher was born and raised near he'-e. He -went to Texas about six years ago, a wiid, reckless feliov; h-- returns to-day a converted man. He is doing agreat work here and n this section of the country. The great crowds that flock to hear him are held srelliound by his earnestness and eloquence. The strange bird which Mr. G. W. Barker captured some time last spring continues to be the wonder of the day. Nearly a thousand, by actual count, have come from all over the country to see this curious fowl CITIZEN. BIG TOBACCO MAKTTACTTIlEr.S. The returns from toiiaccn manufac turers are now being received bv the labor commissioner. -One factory at WinsTon annually manufactures TT5.Gu. pounds: another three manufactures lSr,.000. ail(3 a third 160.f!o. At Mount Airy a factory makes "HO.Of-fi and one at Greensboro 2iO.00 pounds. At Statesvilie a factory manufactures 130. pounds: another there manufactures' factory HJ.X pounds. A leaf factory in Nashville handles l.noo.Ooft pounds of tob-icco annually. The Tmkes. at Thxr ham, employ TKT people VH men. TZZ wom-n and TT. children. They have not yet made return as to their annual out put. News and Observer. NO MATTER HOW TT COMES. A Northern paper remarks that "Senator Jones, although a silverite. is willing to accept prosperity thousrh it comes through gold." How as tounding! Pid any one ever hear of. Sent or Jones being sup-cted of in sanity? He would be a first-class fool who wouldn't accept prosperity if it came through a tin horn. Wilming ton Star -I WAGONS AND BUGGIES Between now and Nor-mler Ut Xr xt-ill . un iwx& A.nd in order to do so we are rjoii rj t make -ri:-- low'tJ t-t WE HAVE FIEST CLASS GOO Evervtksnr: in good sliape, and if vou want t !-v or Bnrrirv von t an save nidiiev i.T il. i.e-t I v call--?' US. lKit eonnfifr tine niuon r-. ,.,'.' out . uiuiu tiiiii r ai i ness, we liavt no such ivlta, lut AHE GOING TO MOVEjOUr. ST03K OF VEHI IS THE NEXT SIXT DAYS. row Prices are vtat it takes to do so. Come if we are net Tin SI (in Sbrepdure and Ihnen Shcre out of Imported Ewes rv Im All Bd Black Eex and Red Jersey Pigs. Bet Strain teg3 -' -r-r-y --- v-orw ana raises, rtne as ipin aun. SSrSL EVERYTHING GUARANTEED AS IF you buy ofiS Address OCCONEECHEE FAKM. fmZia Stated ooYmvlKUtd CaotnctE with "Ocsocwecbec GUf-r-S EXCLUSIVE USE OF Tnt wuu UiriiA." vjj ":PITCB2IB,S CASTOHIAr AS ULk Tt. ma! r. .111 0 TV t 7. nnr rr'fr - r.- 'X term Insist on Having The End That Never Failed Yotl cmmiR. TT mumwr mn, mt.te m arrt. KISS CRIER'S HOUSE PARlf Pieasant Gathering at Rocky Enjoyable Picnic. - Revival at Hr risburg. Correspondence of tie- X?wb HARElSBrRG, X. C.Aug. 19-&. C- Miller is holding a revival DHS.' at Harrisburg thii- v --k. " Rocky River is quit- fonunnte k having several pleasant visitor tfc- wek Miss Elizabeth Grier is hannri house party. Among h-r pleasant fc itors are Miss Eliza U--:f. Gilmer Cwy beli. of Nev.-ton. X. C. and Mia S. Means, of Concord. Later in th -i they will be leinfor-.-c by Mias M Mfans. of Concord and a young a from CUarltt. " j Miss Mary Elliott, of Sharon, i j r.h Miss i.ucia Pari-s. ttr. Jas. B. Whar-. of Moorw& and Irr. v ic Hunter, of Iwrita. aits pelted today to visit Mr. Will Fiowt. A picnic wa? g'v-i ,,i: y-sterday d tne ianas oi itoKy Kiver. romi)!arr- tary to the visiting yuiing ladiet kui gentlemen. Mrs. Margaret O-i". who haf ie: quite sick, is som- itter this wed A "spot cash ciub" has bm ganixed at Valparaiso, Ind., forai sade against the credit system oUh ing business. ; Tutt's Pills Care AH Liver Ills. ARE YOU BANKRUPT constitution undermined b) a travairance in eating, by diss garding the laws of nature, c' i physical capital all gone, if K I ! NEVER DESPAIR I Tutt's Liver Fills will cureyK ! For sick headache, dyspepsi j sour stomach, malaria, torp: ! liver, constipation, biliousasij ! and all kindred diseases. i Tutt's -Liver Pit an absolute cure. J. W- WADSWORTfTS SONS LOW PRICES ON stock of Wag ins, Buggies, Harness. Etc, they have evtr leen on tbe same c!ac v tad! J, W, WADSWORTH S SONS. Headquarters k BREEDEES OF TSHE VTNNEES OF THE FOLLOWING VA1-ETIE5 11 YEA and Vhite Phnaiiib Karks. Browc 1 Ducks and Pea Fowls. T5mn c r Tznnc CAD C 4T F AT 7 ..