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Charlotte Democrat.
W. C. DOWD. Editor.
A correspondent of the News and Ob
Keiver writing from Halifax county,
says: "Things have greatly changed
In this county during the past few
years. Now we have a negro county
commissioner, a negro postmaster at
every important postoffice in the coun
ty, but two, a negro jailor and a negro
court crier. The white people are get
ting very tired of it and from general
Indications there will be a strong effort
for them to come together again."
In ten or twelve counties negroes
have been appointed school committee
men the committees having charge of
the white as well as the colored schools.
In several counties th-re are colored
commissioners. Th McKinley admin
istration has appointed in the eastern
part of the State a number ff negro
postmasters, in two instances appoint
ing persons who were not only not res
idents but had no interest whatever in
the places they were to serve. At one
place the keeper of a disreputable col
ored saloon was made postmaster. At
a small postoffice in Eastern Carolina
one of the most respected white ladies
who had held the position for years,
was turned out and the place given to
a negro woman. At Fair Uluff. Colum
bus county, one of the most odious col
ored heelers from another section was
made postmaster. In Warran, Halifax
and other counties colored constables
have arrested white men and women,
ajid they have been tried before colored
justices of the peace.
These things are accumulating day
by day. They are solidifying the white
people of this State as nothing else
ever could.
Our old Confederate pensioners are
paid little enough by the State, and
the man who would commit a fraud
upon the slender pension fund cannot
be too severely condemned. The State
auditor finds that the fund has been
badly Imposed upon. One man who has
been an inmate of the penitentiary is
drawing a pl-nsion, and a letter has
Veen received from a county official
returning a warrant for $t.ri and stat
ing that there is no man in his county
of that name worthy of a pension.
There are now 1.300 applications for
pensions on file. Many of these are
worthy, and some, of them are doubt
less frauds. The claims of applicants
and of those on the rolls should be
thoroughly investigated.
Chairman James K. Jones, in a letter
to the Atlanta Constitution, says:
"I have not deemed it my duty to in
terfere in State elections in any way,
believing the Democracy of each State
capable of managing its own affairs.
While this is true. I hold the Democrat
ic platform of 1896 to be an cmlx ii merit
in all respects of Democratic r meiples
and thai upon this all Democrats must
This ought to effectively shut the
mouths of those papers which have
charged Chairman Jones with disloy
alty to the Democratic platform. The
charge was made by those papers for
merly Democratic, which have, since
the Chicago convention, done all they
could to discredit Democratic platforms
and candidates.
News comes that the picture sharps
are working some sections of this State
Their usual method is to take a photo
graph to enlarge and collect a prelimi
nary fee; they keep the money, destroy
the photograph, and the customer
never sees his enlarged picture. An
other favorite method is to take orders
for photographs at a reduced price,
selling for fifty cents a ticket that en
titles you to the reduced rale at some
photograph gallery. Some leading pho
tographers in this State have been
troubled with frauds of this kind.
The experiments made by the Depart
ment of Agriculture show that sugar
beets containing a large proportion of
saccharine matter may be raised in the
South. Beets raised near Richmond
have given returns of from i:t to
18 per cent saccharine matter.
The t culture of the sugar bee
may yet be added to our Southern in
dustry. Are any experiments in this
line being made in this State? North
Carolina raises almost everything else.
Why shouldn't we produce sugar beets?
Governor Russell privately expressed
to a South Carolina gentleman the be
lief that North Carolina will "remain
Republican." The governor must walk
around outside capitol square and find
out Just how lonely he is. North Car
olina is not Republican by :!o.U(Mi. and
the only thing that made the election
of Russell possible was the dicker be
tween the Populists and Republican
North Carolina has among its repre
sentatives the only negro in the lower
house of congress Oeorge White, of
the Second district. And White is hav
ing negro postmasters appointed all
through his districts. The dark shad
ow has fallen upon the people of east
ern North Carolina.
W are all waiting for "The Hay
seeder," Otho Wilson's organ, to pour
out its music. It is understood that
the first tune the organ will play will
be "Maryann, My Maryann." and im
mediately afterward the new air, "Un
cle Dan'l Russell" (composed by the
organist) will be rendered.
Sotho Wilson says he will smash
Senator Butler's mouth the next time
he meets him. This plainly shows that
hs contemplates murder, for. minus his
mouth, the Senator would never have
had an existence.
Let Otho Wilson bring on his deep,
dark secrets. And while he is telling
us all about it. will he kindly let us
know one or two of the secrets of Gid
eon's Band, and tell us whether he
was really Grand Gideon?
The Baltimore News advises us "not
to expect too much from the finance
commission or Congress." We ate not
expecting anything and do not expect
to be disappointed.
Flrty-three new lawyers just grant
ed license by the supreme court. This
will raise perceptibly the percentage of
lawyers to clients in this common
wealth. Th yellow fever scare Is worse than
the fever itself in most parts of the
' - -jj-.' i.-K.im,
A Fine Course by the Faculty Ar
range? For This Session.
Correspondence of thfc News.
CHAPEL. HILL,, N. C, Sept. 30.
The following course of lectures will be
delvered in Gerard Hall by the facul
ty of the University of North Carolina:
September, 30th "Charles Wilson
Harris, First Professor of -Aiatnemat- (
ics, U. N. C, Father of the Literary
Societies," Dr. K. P. Battle.
October 14th "The Kalevala (the Ep
ic Poem of the Finns) and What It May
Teach Ts." Prof. William Cain.
October 28th "Living Lakes and Dead
Seas" (Stereopticon). Prof. Collier
November ! 1th "The Theory of the
State." President E. A. Alderman.
December 2d "The Revival of the
Olympic Games." Dr. Eben Alexander.
January 13th "Cosmogony" (Stereop
ticon), Prof. J. W. Gore.
January 27th "The Conditions of the
Russian Peasantry A? Compared With
That of the Southern Negro" (Personal
Observations), Dr. E. E. Bynum.
February 10th, "Science and Modern
Life." Dr. F. P. Venable.
February 24th "The Messianic Ideal,"
Dr. Thomas Hume.
March 10th "The Yellowstone Park"
(Stereopticon), State Geologist J. A.
March 24th "A Roman Boy" (Stere
opticon), Prof. Karl P. Harrington.
April 7th "The Gases of the Atmos
phere" (Illustrated), Dr. Charles Basket-ville.
April 24th "Christianity and Every
Day Life," Prof. H. H. Williams.
Seeing for the first time a wheel
man in the British Columbia mount
ains, an Indian chief brought him down
with his rifle.
It cost Secretary Alger $100 to rep
resent the President at a church cor
nerstone laying in Washington, D. C.
that being the amount of his contribu
tion. In the eyes of the college girls at
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. Lieut. J. W.
Hinkley, Jr.. V. S. A., is the hero of
the hour for rescuing a student from
F. B. Girdlestone, of England, is
conferring with Boston (Mass.) ship
pers with a view of establishing a five
day line of steamers between Boston
and Bristol.
The British steamer Borderer,
which has arrived at Boston. Mass.,
from Central America, reports that Ed
ward Klepler, ot Indianapolis, Ind., died
during the vojage.
Mrs. Martha Moore Avery, the So
cialist orator, was found guilty in Bos
.oii, Mass.. of obstructing travel on the
sidewalk, wiii tined 1) on each count in
the complaint.
The disarmament of the insurgent
forces in Uruguay is absolute.
Stories of gold near Purdam's
Springs. Ark., help to sell land there
abouts. The Grand Jury of Ripley County,
Ind., adjourned without indicting the
Verseilles lynchers.
Hon. James Woolworth declines
the nomination of the gold Democrats
of Nebraska for Supreme Judge.
The 12-year-old daughter of Judge
W. E. Fiss, of St LoLuis. Mo,, may die
from the effect of an assault by an
unknown negro.
Crazed by poverty and suffering.
Martha Paulson, aged 35, of Suffolk,
Va., leaped in front of a railway train
and was fatally mutilated.
Colonel S. B. Miles, of Ralls City,
Neb., aged 82, who established the first
mail route between the East, and
West, is a paralytic patient in a St.
Louis hospital.
C. W. Blanchard, writing in the Kin
ston Free Press, gives the following
cure for hog and chicken cholera: The
writer is constrained to offer to the
public a remedy for cholera in hogs
and fowls, which his personal expe
rience has proven the value of. Take
equal quantities of pulverized sulphur,
alum and copperas and powder togeth
er, thoroughly mixing the parts. Give
one teaspoonful of the compound in
your feed to each sick hog each day till
relieved. Give teaspoontVl to every
dozen sick chickens each day till well.
For keeping horses, cattle, hogs and
poultry in healthy, thriving condition.
I know of no stock powders to equal
An exchange in alluding to the
wholesome and valuable qualities of
fruit in general and the apple in par
ticular as aids to health, says: Noth
ing in all our varied and fascinating
range of fruits holds quite the quality
of an aoi'le. A ripe raw apple at its
best is digested in eighty-five minutes,
and the malic acid which gives it its
distinctive character stimulates the
liver, assists digestion and neutralizes
'much noxious matter which, if not
eliminated, produces eruptions of the
skin. The more fruit we add to our
dietary the clearer brains and the
clearer skin we are likely to have.
If the United States annexes the
Hawaiian islands it will add to its pos
sessions a country that In one respect
at least is more civilized than itself.
Hawaii has in successful operation a
postal savings bank system. There is
on deposit with the postal bank about
$1,000,000 which is a pretty good show
ing for a country of lOO.OO't population,
mostly illiterate natives and foreign
laborers. If annexation of the islands
were to carry ith it the extension to
this country of the postal savings ban 1
system in operation there, that won!.'
be a strong argument for annexation.
Chicago Record. ,
Mr. H. F. McCarty, of Lexington, or"
of North Carolina's wealthiest citizens,
was In the city last night on his wav
to Lexington. Mr. McCarty. as has been
mentioned in these columns, recently
inherited $2,600,000 from an estate in
Ireland. He has recently purchased a
gold mine in Davidson from a North
ern company and will soon open it up
in full blast. Captain McCarty, during
a conversation with a friend at the de
pot here last night reached down in
his pocket and pulled out a cool $10,000.
There were one hundred hundred dol
lar bills in the pack. Salisbury World.
"Say," said the gentleman who had
slipped into the office, "I want some ad
vice, see?"
"We've got it to sell hee." said the
eminent lawyer.
"It is like dis. I got pinched t'ree
years ago for a little job. an' las' week
I got a sentence o-' two years, an' dey
allows me fer de time I lays in jail
waitin' trial."
"Accordin' to dat. ue State owes me
a year's time. How am I goin' to git
it?" Minneapolis Journal.
An Atchison man who cannot bear to
see suffering is taking consolation to
a new- widow in the way of flowers and
candy. It is his intention to break
away after she begins to brighten up,
but that's what the fly tries to do when
it is caught on the fly paper. Atchison
Mr. Daniel Miller, who lives Just ac
cross the Wilkes line, and who has been
quite sick of fever, is convalescent.
He is 84 years of age. has 21 children
and 99 grand-childre.n. and says he
wishes to live to see his 100th grand
child. Jefferson Times.
The Marion Mining Company of Dem
ming has sent in a report to the Bu
reau of Labor Statistics. It. mines gold,
mica, gems, monazite and other miner
als. The market value of its products
range from 1 cent to $ri00 per pound.
Thousands Locked in Dawson Until
.Spring Comes. Scarcity of Food.
-Gold ii Plenty, But Hard to Get.
flore iJistppoir.tments Than For
tunes Picked. From the News'
Special Correspondent on the Spot.
fCopyright, 1S97. by the C. S. May Syn
dicate.) DAWSON CITY. Aug. 28, via Seattle.
Wash.. Sept. 27. This city of tents and
gold dust and canned meats is in the
throes of the liveliest kind of excite
ment It seems as if the population of
all adjacent Alaska had (locked here so
as to be near the centra of the golden
harvest when the winter snows waste
away. When every boat that has made
the journey from St. Michael's and
eveiything that can float has been
pressed into service, including a craft
or two that didn't succeed in floating
has brought in a cosmopolitan and en
thusiastic and hungry crowd, each
member of which has been imbued with
the expectation of stepping to the land
ing and finding a bagful of nuggets
waiting for him; when to this vast ag
gregation of the most mixed humanity
Is added the other contingent which
has been pouring in over the various
"back door" and "side door" routes,
some idea may be formed of the hetero
geneous community, which is locked up
here for better or worse until the sum
mer sun may release them.
How all these people are to be fed Is
a problem which no one here has yet
solved or even dared to gaze squarely
in the face. Hundreds appear to have
made the hazardous trip into this sun
forsaken country with an almost in
fantile trust in the performance of a
miracle that will turn ice into bread.
Many were the victims of hard times
at home and used up what remaining
resources they possessed in paying
their expenses. Now they are desper
ately awaiting with terror the advent
of the relentless winter, when even
their present limited foraging will be
ft is impossible to obtain any ade
quate impression of the situation here
from hearsay, moreover the changes
have been so rapid and vast that all
nrevious statements must be recon
strtictedinaccordancewith the later de
vslopment.s. It must.be confessed with
reluctance that there have been no ex
aggerations as to the prospect of death
from starvation and the rigors of the
"limate. So many of the gold seekers
are physically incapacitated from en
during the hardships of the closed sea
son that outdoor work will be Impossi
ble fcr them, and yet they are without
my other means of support. They must
now put their reliance in charity rather
than in their own power to earn sub
sistence, and. sad to say. this does not
seem to be charity's abiding place. It
is. every, man for himself here in a
battle that saps the vigor and cour
age f even the hardiest. Bet there be
no mistake in the Klondike and its vi
cinity on this point. It is the one
Hear, tangible, unquestioned fact in the
Klondike and its immediate corollary
is this, that to attempt (o enter thi?
region without at least a year's sup
plies or the equivalent in cash is to
attempt the most lingering form of su
While on this gloomy strain it
might he well to emphasize one other
kindred point, and that is the diffi
culties that attend the effort to obtain
gold. Men of more than ordinary in
telligence will understand, of course,
that the precious metal does not lie
xbcut in heaps to be gathered by the
Hist comer's shovel, but unfortunately
this degree of intelligence . is the ex
ception anioner the summer's arrivals.
As an illustration of the extent of the
credulity that prevails T will mention
an incident that occurred here yester
day. A brier Merriam. of Iowa, is one
of the recent comers by the overland
route, and how a man of his pictur
esque innocence ever got through is a
Ahner was passing the tent which 1
call my heme and his face wore an ex
pression of settled melancholy. I greet
ed him cheerfully and attempted a
miPl pleasantry at his expense, when he
astounded me with an outburst of vio
lent invectives. "Where is all the gold
they have been talking about?" he
shouted. "Here I sold my farm and
spent nearly all the cash in getting into
this country just because I was
fool enough to helieve the newspaper
reports that there was plenty of gold
here, but I have hunted high and low
ani there isn't a spoonful of
it anywhere." It is unnecessary to re
produce the most spectacular bits of
Merriam's oratorical flight. Suffice it
say that it included most of the words
that aie usually published in dashes.
nd it proved to be a fact that he had
spent his first two days In Dawson
prowling around the town and the out
skirts in a sanguine search for piles of
the precious dust. He thought it would
i.e lyincr about loose and now- he is try
inir to get back to civilization again,
where he can bury his disappointment
and -scape the ridicule to which he has
been subjected here.
Merriam's case is a fair type of many
others. They have come into the Klon
dike country, and seeing nothing but
snow and ice and occasional bits of
vegetation, they jumped to the con
clusion that there is no gold here in
abundance ready to yield rich harvest
to the man of industry and determina
tion and a fair share of luck. The old
adage that "It is fl st n ce?ry to rat-y.
vour rabbit" applies with nice accurac
cy to the gold fields. It is first neces
sary to make your strike and then it
requires pntint and continual toil to
"make your pile."
Tiie dreamers in"' the United States
who are ensconced in easy chairs be
fore blazing grate fires and' reading
with envy of the fortunes that are be
ivz rolled up in the Klondike should
take cognizance of the fact that only
the successes are reported. The fail
ures are allowed to be hidden in obscu
rity. 'i'heiH are practical miners here
today and scores of them, men who
have bten in the territory for a couple
of y.-ars. who have not been able to
take a dollar from the earth above the
cost of living. They have not been
lacking in energy or. perseverance, but
only in luck. ThejKjiave not happened
to strike the right spot.
Two men left here a week ago for
home in Wisconsin who used up be
tween them several thousand dollars in
paying their expenses while they were
digging .digging in vain. All these
prospectors followed the scent as soon
-as it was manifested. When the cry of
"gold" went up in any new region along
the El' Dorado or the Bonanza or any
of the other creeks that feed the Klon
dike, they were in the first rush to the
scene, but they were not of the few
who got prizes.
When it is appreciated that the gold
in this country is like the gold any
where else difficult to obtain and more
difncffiult to locate then will people
come here with a proper idea of the
chance for and against them. So much
has been sent out of here regarding the
mines and the amount of their yields
that nothing new can be added on that
score. There have been no new devel
opments In actual results. The hordes
of newcomers have spread themselves
over every available acre of creek land
and located claims with startling ra
pidity, irrespective of the probable ex
istence., of KOld. What will be their in
dividual harvests will not be known for
several weeks.
. - . C. S. ilAY.
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AN "0. P N SfORE Ci6E0,
State Authorities Claimed Chester
Store Was a Nuisance.
Correspondence of the NewsT
CHESTER, S. C. Sept. 30. Mr. Jo
seph Groeschel's original package store
was closed here yesterday by State
Detective W. H. Newbold on the
ground that it was a nuisance. Mr.
.HSM v JO p-BOJJ-BO -b pAiaoaj J-aqasaOJO
in packages Tuesday morning, Sep
tember 21, and has been doing a rush
ing business ever since. The whiskv
was sent by Bluthenthal & Bickart, of
Atlanta, and they will push the case.
Detective Newbold hired wagons and
removed the whisky into the court
house. Mr. Groeschel kept a very quiet
and orderly place and our people can
not understand how the State can claim
it was a nuisance. M. H. W.
Counterfeit half dollars are floating
around some parts of North Carolina.
The Raleigh Press-Visitor has en
larged to eight columns to the page.
Mormon elders. John W. Telford
and Byron Carter, of Utah, are preach
ing in Raleigh.
In Raleigh the shoes were stolen
from the feet of a sleeping negro.
A Missouri man wants tpstablish
a cob factory at Salisbury-.
Spencer and Salisbury will be con
nected by telephone ths week.
Miss Nancy Rex, aged IV. has dis
appeared from Salisbury and is sup-,
posed to have eloped with Charlie Mc
Dade. one of "Blue Mountain Joe's"
A carp weighing 15 1-2 pounds was
caught in a mill race at Buffalo, Cleve
land county.
Evangelist Lee has enrolled 1,100
white people in his anti-saloon league
at Winston. He will also organize a
league among the colored people.
The chair factory at Thomasville,
which was burned Friday night, will be
rebuilt at once.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West show will
not come through this section this sea
son. Bear hunting. Is said to be the most
popular sport around Ellenboro.
Rev. Stewart McQueen rector of the
Episcopal c hurch in Goldsboro. has ac
cepted the rectorship of a leading
('h'""fh in MobH. A'lhama.
The Statesville Times and Concord
"Cotton Boll" are to be consolidated.
Miss Rex, of Salisbury'. ha.s not yet
been found. She has been missing for
several days.
Concord Presbytery, which has been
in session at Taylorsville, will moe
next year at Mooresvllle.
The woman evangelist and divine
healer has struck Concord.
Rev. J. L. Win field, of Washington.
N. C. editor of the Watch Tower, the
organ of the Christian Church in this
State, Is dead.
Raleigh has entirely recovered from
its yellow' fever scare.
The Aliinanee county fair will be held
at Burlington Tuesday. Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday, October 12, 13, 14
and 13.
President KiTjjo. of Trinity College, is
taking a short, vaea-tion to recuper
ate his health.
Some scamp has been strewing tacks
all around Trinity College hoping to
cause a puncture in somebody's bicycle
Coi. A. B. Andrews, vice president of
the Southern, who has been spending a
month in the far West, Is expected to
reiorn home to-day
Fleming Means, a Winston colored
boy, was run over by an excursion
train at the Norfolk and Western de
pot and Instantly klled.
The races at Salisbury today are
held under the sanction of the League
of American Wheelmen.
'In a race for a purse fof'fifty erents
at Salisbury. Charlie Snider was
thrown off his wheel ten feet to the
ciie of the track. He was badly sha
ken up.
A Durham county man has 140
pumpkins on 10 vines.
A "scuppernong spread" is the latest
thing in entertainments in Carolina,
Salisbury Aldermen have decided to
allow no Arc-works In the city. A fine
of $500 is to be imposed on anyone in
the city limits selling fire works.
D. H. McEachern has discovered a
gold mine on his plantation at Mt.
Pleasant, Cabarrus county.
The Lincoln Journal is engaged in a
fight on the C & N. W. road and calls
the line. "The People's Own Gouger."
R. L. Tucker, a grand juror of Gaston
county, was held up by Bob Lay and
John Cox on his way home from court,
and robbed of $1", all the money he had
on his person.
Charles Davis, of Lincoln county,
while attending a revival at Fair View
schoolhotise, was accosted by a stran
ger, and when Davis held his hand out
to shake the stranger cut it.
The distillery of B. B. Wooley, near
Lincolnton. has been seized for viola
tion of the revenue laws
Wilmington's new brewery is about
The Morgan ton and Shelby railroad
company has been organized with the
following officers: President, WT. E.
Walton; vice president. It. F. Schenck:
secretary and treasurer, S T. Pearson;
directors, I. I. Davis, Samuel Huff
man. H. L. Millner, Wralter Brem and
J. A Claywell.
Fayetteville has a tomato plant ten
feet high.
The Record says the eleventh baby
in a Greensboro family has been nam
ed "Finis."
A Durtn Harnett county man. gath
ered 172 pods from one pea-vine, the
single pea planted yielding 2,064 peas.
LINA. In North Carolina. ; a constitution
saves us from stealirfV by the millions;
is in Littlefield's day. but every de
partment of government reeks with
scanda.l. corruption, speculation, incom
petence, baseness, mean partisanship
and every vice known to government.
With very few exceptions, the men in
public office are unfit for the positions
they try to hold even when their char
acter is not such as to make it a dis
grace foi them to be given positions of
trust. Raleigh News and -Observer.
Hot weather "won't curs weak
lungs You may feel better be
cause out of doors more, but
the trouble is still there. Don't'
stop taking your
because the weather happens
to be warm. If you have a
weak throat, a slight hacking
cough, or some trouble with
the bronchial tubes, summer is
the best time to get rid of It
If you are losing flesh there is
all the mere need of attention.
Weakness about the chest and
thinness -should never go to
gether. - One greatly Increases
the danger of the other. Hftal
the throat, cur& the cough, and
strengthen the whole system
now. Keep taking Scott's
Emulsion alj summer.
9ox aaim by all druggist f ad
The Favorite Slang Phrase in the
in the New Oold Fields. The Dance
Hall the Host Prominent Thins in
Dawson City. Plenty of CUmbling
Houses, Where Lynching Would
Quickly Follow.
(Copright. 1897, by the C. S. May Syn
dicate.) DAWSON CITT. Aug. 28. via Seattle.
Wash. Sept. 29. There has been much
apprehension over the future prospects
of shelter in Dawson and hut building
has progressed slowly, but the same
cannot be said for the accommodation
for pleasure seekers. Any one who has
experienced the relaxations of a fron
tier town in the United States during a
gold boom can understand without fur
ther explanation what they are here.
It is almost the same spectacle only
set off by the novel environment of
The popular dance hail is the biggest
building in the place excepting the
headquarters of the Cuban police. It is
nearly seventy-five feet long aid fully
fifty feet In width and at night is
transformed from a cold tenantless
barn like structure into a reckless revel,
and all the women of Dawson who did
not include good reputations in their
outfits when they left the States can
be seen in the throng that fills the place
and rough miners a.nd more polished
tenderfeet via with each other for the
generous smiles of the fair sex. Over
in one corner a piano that must have
seen better days, a wheezy horn of awe
inspiring antiquity and an instrument
that it would be gross flattery to call
9. fiddle yield up plaintive discords to
the efforts of their grizzled manipula
But the dancers do not mind the al.
sence of real music all they demand
is noise and a certain regular rythem
and plenty of drinks and all these the
management supplies in abundance, the
last commodity being at the uniform
rate of fifty cents per and take you
choice. An old woman who looks as if
she had been dried out during one of
the hot spells and had never recuper
ated is the leading dispenser of liquids
and she is famili3rly called by the old
times as "Mother Abe." Why, nobody
has been able to explain. Perhaps
there was; an Abe once to whom she
was attached by ties matrimonial, but
at present she is an unattached bar
maid and the only widow "on the dike."
"On the dike" is the reigning slang
here and seems to be a transplanted
and transmuted form of that choice
Americanism "On the Pike."
It will be necessary in polite society
to draw s veil over the dance hall scene
here, but one incident a few nights ago
is of such frequent repetition that it
conveys an instructive suggestion of
life in Dawson. A miner in proper min
ing garb was dancing with the belle of
the hall who responded to the pleasing
appelation of "Oert." He was making
3. sorry mess of his light fantastic ef
fort producing a. spectacle more fan
tastic than light when the lady in the
case suddenly left him to bestow her
blandishments on a youthful new. ar
rival who bnre evidence of recent con
tact with civilization. The miner seem
ed dazed for an instance but promptly
pulled himself together literally when
the pair came whirling toward him ln
a regulation waltz step without any
Clondike fi ills. He just braced himself
grabbed the young man by the collar
and other traditional place and threw
him cleanly through a window mur
muring as he did so: "I'll teach you
tenderfeet to leave my girl alone" then
he calmly seized the giggling maid
without cracking a smile himself and
resumed his contortions. It is only
tha new comers however, who are better
jected to such humiliating flights
through space. The others are better
acquainted with the unwritten laws
that prevail and make" no breaks which
they are not prepared to stand by the
fcht for.
The gambling house is the natural
associate of the dance hall in Dawson,
and stands close by its side. But as
far as that is concerned the gambling
house in some maniYestation seems to
be close by the side of about everything
else in the city. The place most fre
quented end that has the honor of run
ning thf "Star dust game" game not
"star dust" but "gold dust" Is known
as Joe's place and Is taking in gold
about as fast as the miners can dig it.
This whole proposition up here is a
form of gamble and naturally the men
who have taken the chance are pos
sessed of that subtle thing the gamb
ling instinct to an intense degree.
Gambling, therefore, is as natural in
Dawson as eating and to some of the
devotes even ranks above that gastro
nomic custom. There seems to be no
evidence 'of anything crooked in the
game but that may be more th- result
of necessity thn any innate integrity on
the part of the gambler. A man who
should run a crooked game of any char
acter and get detected would have to
take to the woods and there are no
woods to take to. His finish would be
quick and certain and this fact is so
clearly recoznized that everything is
run "on the sqare," but there is not
the same temptation in other ways to
run crooked games here the money and
"dust" flow freely, there are no divides
with civic authorities to eat up profits
and everything taken in is velvet. As
a rule the games are not heavy from an
American point of view. If a man wins
or loses two thousand dollars he Is re
garded as a marvel of ill or good luck
as the case may be.
But life in Dawson even in winter is
not merely one long revel and there is
plenty of the serious in every day rou
tine to occupy the attention of the
household or tent holder. The ordinary
matron in the States can consider her
self lucky not being obliged to do her
shopping at Dawson prices. Here the
head of the family pays twenty dollars
for one hundred pounds of flour, twenty-five
cents for a pound of brown su
gar, two dollars for a pound of bacon
and the same for a pound of butter. If
he yearns for the luxury of an egg he
can get one for seventy-five cents and
other essentials are In proportion. Ci
gars like aai drinks cost fifty cents each
while a shave commands the same
comfortable price. The barber shop is
a wooden hut and everybody who has
tried them says the barber is a wooden
man but then he ei;j:ys only a short
season ad cannot be expected to be an
When the cold weather arrives beards
are at a premium and the barber
changes hia occupation to that of faro
dealer. There has never been much
variety in occupations in Dawson until
this summer but then it must be re
membered that the city is only a little
over a year old.
It was born in August U896 when th
report reached Circle City of the Klon
dike gold fields then Circle city moved
in bulk to the new location and called
itself Dawson. Literaly, there was only
a man. a boy and a dog left behind,
since that time Dawson has grown un
til now it contains a population of
about seven thousand persons, but this
to a certain extent is a floating popula
tion, hundreds are leaving weekly for
the gold fields which are distant twenty-five
miles at least while other hun
dreds are arriving along every avenue
to more than make good the loss. Many
of these are new comers not been "ac
tuated by the fever for gold except as
they hope to get It in payment for ser
vices rendered, more or less profes
sional. - C S. MAT.
Mrs. Mary Cass, who died recently at
Kansas City, spent the last few mo
ments of her life sitting before a mirror.
She had been ill for some time, and had
ben told that she would die. She had a
full length mirror placed in front of her
bed, and from day to day marked the
change in her condition. She died with
her eyes fixed on the mirror, and just
before her death gave orders that she be
buried under a wide spreading tree as
be had never liked the sun.
fcflTfiSil.tiROP short
Stanley Creek Farmers Complain of
Low Prices. -Locals and Personals.
Correspondence of The News.
STANLEY CREEK. Sept. 30. Mr.
Gilley Wilson, of Huntersvtlle, came
over and spent Saturday and Sunday
Mrs. Watts, of Huntersville, is visit
ing at Dr. Hunter's.
Mrs. B. F. Carpenter, Mrs. M. A.
Carpenter and Miss Lillian Smith are
visiting in Dallas today.
Mr. Lawrence Holland, of Mount Hol
ly, was here Sunday.
' Mr. FraDk Davis and wife are visit
ing at Mr. Jack Jenkins'.
Mr. John F. Carpenter left Wednes
day night for Charlotte and returned
Sunday. He visited Mooresvllle while,
absent. We do not know what he went
to Mooresvllle for, but there's probably
a giii in the case.
Two of Charlotte's most congenial
drummers were in town yesterday.
The cotton crop is short in this sec
tion and the farmers are complaining
about the low prices.
Mr. E. L. Pegram is in Charlotte to
Lebanon, HL, has had four fires '
the past three days.
Mrs Langtry announces that she has
retired from the stage.
With one blow of his fist William
Klinger killed John McNally.
Mrs. Ravinius and four children were
asphyxiated in a New Tork hotel.
It is estimated that 65.000 persons at
tended the Illinois State Fair yester
day. An insane man invaded the study of
Rev. F. V. Stevens at Sedalia, Mo and
was turned over to the police.
James Fountain, said to be a first
cousin of Mrs. John A. Logan, died
in the poorhouse at Columbia, Mo.
It Is said that the mysterious woman
supposed to be Mrs. Luetgert is in
Chicago and will be produced by the
The citzens of Peoria, 111., have en
tered a protest against the Council
granting a 50-year franchise to the
Central Railway.
Joseph Boyer, aged 70 years, of Jef
fersonvllle, Ind., was struck by a Big
Four pasesnger train Friday and in
stantly killed.
Gold is so plentiful and greenbacks
re so scarce in New York that the
banks are settling their clearing-house
balances in gold.
Bryan Day at the Kansas State Fair
at Wichita was a success. The largest
number of people ever seen on the
grounds were in attendance.
Floyd Kincaid. Otis Washington and
Fred Fales were convicted of the Hick
man murder at Monticello, 111. The
penalty fixed is imprisonment."
The Dry Goods Economist Judges
from experiments now in progress that
a serious effort is being made In va
rious quarters in New England to turn
a considerable part of the machinery
now employed on cotton to the mak
ing of silk. Such a change would
seem to be the dictate of economic
laws the Southern mills being able to
compete sharply in the manufacture
of cotton goods, while New England
skill and capital might hope to find
profitable employment in the finer
textile industries. The innovation will
not be made without large expense;
but It will come gradually, If at all.
Given the assurance of profitable re
turn, the mechanical cost should not
be a retarding consideration.
A deplorable incident of the outrage
of the ten-year-old daugater of Isham
Landnjr.1. a well-tosd'o 'farmer - near
Canderville, Ouachita; Parish, La., by
Mark Ferren, colored'was the shooting
of Rutland McEnery, a nephew of Sen
ator S. D. McEnery, and a planter of
Ouashita Parsh, living fifteen miles
from Monroe, La. It is believed that
he is dying. He was shot by a negro,
Jim Turner, into whose house he tried
to enter in search of Mark Ferren, the
rapist. The weapon used was a Win
chester rifle. McEnery's companions
fhot his assailant dead after he (Mc
Enery) was wounded. The negro rapist
has not been captured.
ZIL. "Dick" Tate, the absconding State
Treasurer of Kentucky, who was sup
posed to have died in Japan a few years
after he left country with a big deficit
in his accounts, is said to be living in
Brazil, where he has a large and profi
table coffee plantation. More than this,
he has been in the United States a
number of times since his flight. Twice
he has visited Chicago. He was here
several weeks during the World's Fair
and recently was entertained here as a
member of the Pan-American delega
NESS. Big bachelor apartment houses are
springing up all over New York city.
Some are elegant and expensive to suit
Ihe tastes of gay society bloods, while
less prententious quarters are provided
for men of smaller means, says an ex
change. They are all so complete and
convenient that those who occupy them
speedily become possessed of a spirit of
independence which may make itself
felt by and by in a falling off in the
conjugal statistics of New York. .
Mr. J. Calvin Hoover is most unf or
nate from the standpoint of the man
afraid of snakes, and a lucky one from
the snake killer's point of view. Some
w;k ago ne round a venomous
spreading adder between his feet, and
top Metnoiiist cemetery, he felt nomp.
. thing soft under his foot. He looked
aown ana was horrified to see a wad
of snake under his shoes. He Jumped
and the snake crawled off. On this
same lot, two years ago, he killed sixty-seven
snakes '.n one day.
Do you know, asks the Boston Jew
eler, the story of a sprig of the Ger
man aristocracy who called on a busi
ness man during office hours? "My
name Is Baron von " began the visi
tor. "Take a chair for a moment,"
said the busy commoner. The sprig
was aghast at this bourgeois callous
ness. "Excuse me, I am Baron von,"
he it-ated. "Then take two chairs,"
remarked Herr Schmidt.
We hear a report around Gastonia,
N. C, that D. A. Tompkins, of Char
lotte. N. C, has purchased the High
Shoals water power on South Fork
river, and will utilize It by putting an
electric plant to run the mills in and
around Gastonia. We do not know
whether or not the report has any
foundation, and do not publish it as
facts. Southern Industrial News.
New York Speculation Land
Company, which, in 1896, bought from
Tench Cox, of Pennsylvania, 250,000
acres of mountain land in Western
North Carolina, has sold all. it is said,
save about 60,000 acres, reserving in
all cases mineral rights. This is learn
ed at the office of the Secretary of
State. - ... ...
The Republican fusion commissioners
of Warren County have sold a portion
of the court house square in. Warren
ton for business purposes, against the
wishes of the people of all parties, who
are loud in their denunciation of the
The most noted man in Auburn, Me
is a-man who is publicly known to have
worn the same straw hat twenty-six
summers, and the same cloth cap forty
two w inters without a break for repairs
or renovation. -
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AVrcelab'crrcocritionror As
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ting ihe StcJiachs anABowels cf
ness and Rest.Ccntai ns ndUvr
Opium,Morptvine nor Mineral.
Not Narcotic.
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J'utnfiiM SetJ"
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Carbonate Safo
fUrmSaed -Cl&ifint
A perfect Remedy for Cons lipa
tion , Sour Stomach.Diarchoea,
Worms .Convulsions .Fevcrish
rtess and LOSS OF SLEEP.
Tac Simile Signature of
EMY. It is a pleasure to note the success of
our schools and colleges. Red Springs
Seminary was opened in 1896 under the
presidency of Rev. C. G. Vardell and
already a new and larger dormitory has
had to be built and still they cannot
accommodate all applicants for admis
sion. The music department has been
peculiarly successful, with Miss Linda
Rumple Vardell at the head of It. One
Ivers & Pond piano was bought of Mr.
E. M. Andrews and one piano of anoth
er dealer at the opening of the school:
within three months they ordered three
more, later they have ordered three
more from Mr. Andrews for the open
ing of the present term, and last night
Mr. Andrews received a telegraph or
der for two more.
A dispatch from Ufa, capital of the
Government of Ufa. in Southeastern
Russia, says that the steamer Admiral
Gervais, with 200 passengers, while ly
ing off the town, took fire while all
were asleep. A terrible panic ensued,
owing to the fact that before the pas
sengers could disembark the steamer -moved
into midstream in order not to
endanger neighboring vessels. Many
passengers jumped overboard to escape
the flames. Some were rescued, but
many more were drowned. Two were I
burned to a crisp and several seriously
burned. i
The Zuni Indians are reported to
have determined to refrain from the
practice of torturing witches. To be
sure, they have been a little slow in j
following the example of Massachu- '
sets, but it is an advance in civilization
that calls for commendation. New
York Herald.
Mr. Cleveland has bought a fish pond
now, where, we suppose, he proposes to
fish and fish and fish to his heart's con
tent. He need not have gone to such
expense, however. He can fish in any- !
body's pond nowadays without danger '
or disturbance from the American
public. Richmond Dispatch.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellet's are
small, sugar-coated granules; agreeable
to take. Children like them. If the
druggist wants to sell you some other
pills that pay him better, just think of
what pays you. Ycu will receive a
sample package free if you will send
your name and address to the World's
Dispensary Medical Association, Buf
falo. N. Y.
In addition to paying Coxey it looks
as if Mark Hanna would have to hire
audiences for him to talk to. The Ohio
people have evidently tired of listening
to Carl Browne's father-in-law. Wash
iegton Post.
Between now and November 1st we will se!i tl aa imffl I
stock of !
Wagons, Buggies, Harness, Etc.,
And in order to do so we are going to ma.ee ricf a l",r ' 1
they have ever been on the same of work, f
Eyervtlisng in good shape, and if you want to buy a )? j
or Buggy you can save money and'get the best by cal"Jr ,
us. Don't consider this to mean that we are goiuguutoti
ness, as we bave no such idea, but j
Low Prices are what it takes to do so. Corner-
if we are not righ
Fanilie Supplied oo YevRound Contracts -with -Occopeecbee Gilt'Edge j
; CasVria 1 put up ia one-size bottl .
is not sold ia bulk. Don't allow ts.Ji '
you anytlrfn3 also oa the p!u or proai,,
i is "just as good" and "wi'l aMwn ,
pose." See that you ot C-A.SLT.n V
Senator Butler lt
city in several v.
Congress adjourrei,
he would maka Y
I TO 00
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7 not been u
is. though
ht announced
and write "stuff for the Caucasli
is saia mat t. senator is givini
Otho Wilson f d t' .ne in which to
off. since that .-'fn -man has said
he would sm; ;h his (the Bemt
mouth. Senator 1. it lor has been k
ed to speak 8' he Burlington ft
Press Visitor.
A reporter K a n that Miss Cos
Wrenn, who l:vs :it ('apt. R. W. E
in Salem, cla"i;'- to be perman.
healed of rhe'iiHAtiHiii and other ti
les of long standing by "divim- heal
as preached and- vraoticed by Kev
P. Fife and hi.s companion. She
tended the meeting at Thomasvl
few days ago ami was anointed,
says she was at once relieved of aT
troubles and has experienced no i
toms since. Winston Journal.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
issued a nairtDhlet in which he der
that the red-headed woodpecker lr )t
farmers best friend. This will be ; ;
nous mow to tne fopunst cnni
for the State Legislature. Richr i
Tutt' s Pills
Cure All
Liver Ills.
Doctors Say;
Bilious and IntermittentFe'.
which prevail in miasmatic
tricts are invariably accomj
ied by derangements of i
Stomach Liver and Bov
The Secret of Heal
The liver is the great "drh
wheel" in the mechanisn
man, and when it is out of or
the whole system becomes
ranged and disease is therei-i
1 utt's Liver ri
Cure all Liver Troubles
Headquarters for Best 0
Mammoth Bronze and Whi.e Holland J"C$
and White Plymouth Rocks, Brown ana 'JT
Light Brahmas; Indian and Pit Games. pJTH
Laced Wyandottes, White Guineas, ftkia t
ShrV " e and Dorsett Sheep out of Imported Ewes by lafte1 '
cx ins .ca jersey nga - f
Foyily Bred Colts and Fillies, Fine as Split Silk. I

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