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SOUTHERN COTTON MILLS.
Continued Rapid Development of Xew
The record of industrial progress for
kke year (that has just closed is one of
most extensive characters as to pros
perity and progress.
The south, especially has made re
markable strides in the development of
Its natural resources for all lines ef in
dustry, and in thse columns the "Jour
nal of Commerce and Commercial Bul
letin" has called attention each month
during 1899 tto the unprecedented
growth of cotton manufacturing in the
cotton growing states, which has led
oil other lines.
The idea that "the wealth of cotton
. growing countries lies in their shipping
manufactured cotton at eighteen to
fifty cent 3 per pound instead of raw
dot ton at five to seven cents per pound"
has found permanent lodgment in the
minds of southern business men, man
ufacturers, and investors, and the re-.
Bult has been the announcemen t ef mil
lions of new spindles to be added to the
couth's quota. Ndt only southern but
also eastern and northern capitalists
have recognized the vast possibilities
for cotton manufacturing south and
have attested their faith in those pos
BibiirtLes by supplying millions of dol
lars for the erectibn of new plants.
The production of the finer grades of
goods is now attracting the attention
of mill builders and doubtless the new
year Will bring announcements of some
Important departments in this line.
The taCk of the removal of New Eng
land manufactories as to cotton man
ufacture to the -smith is a far cry and
jJo one living today will see such an
indutrial revolution. The natural in
crease in demand for cotton goods will
go on from year to year and the pro
gress of civilization will properly balr
anc-o the conditions that arise from time
to time and supply both mill sections.
As to southern cotton manufactur
ing there are several old objections that
have been relegated to the shades of
oblivion. They are the charges that
competent labor could not be obtained,
that there -were no water powers avail
able, and that the very climate militat
ed against the production cf anything
cither than the Coarsest kinds of mark
etable goods. It "has been amply prov
en that these objections do not exist,
and if a possible exception may be not
ed, that of clirriate, American ingenu
ity has overcome that and supplied
apparatus for air-moistening purposes
that is widely used, not only irt the
eouth, but also in New England. As
to water powers, there are many now
(in use and more being developed, the
newer ones to transmit electricity.
Xmv England machinery buifders
have profited largely by the new mill
business of the south, and their shopa
have been Tunning overtime in many
Instances in order to keep up with their
Contracts for as early as possible" de
livery of equipments for r.iew and en
The southern mills have been annu
ally inereas'ing largely their consump
tion of 'the staple, and in 1S9S took more
than eleven per cent, of the southern
growth, white the record for 1S90 will
exceed this to -a good extent. In bales
they used 1.231.S41 in 1S9S and 1,399.399
(estimated as to November and De
cember) in 1S99, an increase of more
than 100,000 bales. For contrast it may
be noted that the northern mills used
2,211,740 bales in 189S and 2,190,093 (es
timated as to November and December)
In 1S99. This exhibit is of interest.
This increase of consumption of cotto.i
by local mills has been especially not
ed in certain localities and last month
is was stated in these columns that
Home, Ga., had shipped no cotton this
year, whereas it had previously been
a good shipping point; this was true,
but since then about 45,000 bales have
passed through that market on their
way 'to outside points.
The county of Spartanburg, in South
Carolina, claims to be the leading cot
ton mill county in Ube south, and the
Hooks of the auditor Show Mia- there
are twenty-three mills within its con
fines (employing 23,000 hands) and as
Blessed at $5,332,993, which is at least
$2550,000 below what the -mills would
sell for if they were put on the market.
Reverting to the immediate object of
our monthly articles on this industry
wv? see that for December the new spin
tiles announced (both new and enlarg
ing mills) amount to 157,700 and the
looms about 4,000 besides which there
are seven other companies particularly
BSsured with capital of more than $3?
500,000. Estimating on a most conserv
ative basis these equipments will re
Quire the expenditure of about $3,000,000
(riot considering the seven companies
mentioned). The knitting industry re
ceived some little attention, the new
mills nmbering three, one having capi
tal of $50,000, Whiles the others do not
estate what their investment will be.
Our reports show that a . miil at
lluntsville, Ala., will expend close to
3700,000 on a duplication of its plant,
whidh will assist vastly In pushing
HuntsvUle to the front rank of mill
towns. New York Journal of Com
merce. SHARP FIGHT WITH FILIPINOS.
Manila, January 11. Colonel Bullard
with the Thirty-ninth infantry, moving
In three columns from Calamba, with
two guns, attacked ten companies of
Insurgents, strongly entrenched on the
Santa Tomas road. They resisted
stubbornly, making three stands.
Twenty-fourof the rebels were killed
and sixty prisoners were taken. The
Filipinos retreated. carrying their
wounded toward Lake Taal. One
American was killed and two officers
were slightly wounded.
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A Beautiful Complexion is an impossi
bility without good pure blood, the
sort that only exists in connection with
good digestion, a healthy liver and
bowels. Karl's Clover Root Tea acts
dirctly on th bowels, liver and kid
neys keeping them in perfect health.
Price 25 ets and SO ts. Sold by all
GENERAL, MAURY DEAD. "
Richmond, Va., January 11. News
has been received here of the death
in Peoria, 111., of General Dabney H.
Maury, late of the confederate army,
and sometime minister to Colombia
General Maury is particularly re
membered in history for his gallant
defense of Mobile bay. The remains
win be brought to Fredericksburg, Va,
for interment. General Maury had
reached a very advanced age.
f I A Probate Judge Assassinated. ( i
Florence, Ala., January 10. Judge
. W. B- McClure, of the probate court
of Lauderdale county was assassinated
last night. Early this morning his
body was found- in the street, the rain
beating upon the upturned face. Judge
McClure had been ridcf.ed with bick
shot. Bloodhounds have been put on
the track of the murderer.
The sending of troops to Lumberton
will cost the state a neat sum, ard-th
trouble is we do- not see where Lege
Harris is to comb in for his share.
GREAT BRITAIN"'! AXSWER
To Protest Against Seizure of Ameri
can Cargoes Partial, but Satisfactory
So Far as It Goes.
Washington, January 11. The an
swer of the British government to Mr.
Choate's representations respecting the
seizure of American flour and other
goods on the vessels Beatrice, Mashona
and Maria has been received. Just as
the officials of the state department ex
pected, it amounted to a partial an
swer, very satisfactory, as far as it
goes, disposing of the character of some
of the goods seized, but not finally de
ciding broadly whether or not food
stuffs are to be regarded as contraband.
The British government adopted pre
cisely the point of view regarding the
seized goods that was assumed by the
state department and embodied by Mr.
Choate in his note on the subject ad
dressed t othe British foreign office.
In brief Mr. Choate reports as fol
That the answer is highly satisfac
tory; it is broad and liberal in terms.
The position assumed by the British
government f3 that food stuffs in trans
it to a foreign destination can be re
garded as contraband of war only when
they are supplies for the enemy's
forces. . It is not sufficent that they
are capable of being used for the bene
fit of the enemy; it must be shown that
they are so in fact through their desti
nation at the time of the seizure. The
British government does not claim that
any of the American goods on the Ger
man bark Maria and the British bark
Mashona were contraband of war. The
British government is investigating the
facts in connection with the goods seiz
ed on the third vessel, the Beatrice.
Mr. Choate's message embodied suc
cinctly the authorities relied upon by
the British government to sustain its
position, a position already assumed
by this government. Lord Pauncefote,
the British ambassador, was with the
secretary shortly after he received his
message and both appeared gratified
at the progress toward a settlement of
the cases. Though not mentioned by
Mr. Choate, it is inferred here that the
seized goods . either will be, or have
been already released. Any possible
question as to compensation to the
owners can be adjusted later on. It is
probable, however, that the British
government will voluntarily make such
amends as seems to be fair.
It is believed that the uncertainty as
to the character of the Beatrice's cargo
is based upon an imperfect knowledge
of the ownership of the goods. The
American consignors .however, evident
ly apprehending that doubt might exist
on that point, have come forward with
the positive statement that they have
not been paid for the goods shipped,
and that the drafts drawn by the con
signees in South Africa were not col
lectable until the goods were safely de
livered at their destination. The two
governments will now seek to establish
the character of these goods.
Later in the day the following official
statement was given out by the state
"A telegram has been received from
Ambassador Choate reporting an in
terview had by him with the Marquis
of Salisbury on the afternoon of the
10th instant in regard to the American
shipments of flour and provisions on
the detained British steamers Beatrice
and Mashona and the Dutch steamer
Maria. The British position as to food
stuff and hostile destination is that
they can only be considered contraband
of war if supplied for the enemy's
forces, it not being sufficient that they
are capable of being so used, but it
must be shown that this was their des
tination at the time of seizure. This
qualification virtually concedes the
American contention that the goods
were not subject to seizure and practi
cally disavows the seizure, it not being
claimed that there is any evidence of
SUICIDE OF A NAVAL OFFICER.
"Washington, January 11. The fol
lowing cablegram was received at the
navy department today from Admiral
"Montevideo, January 11.
"To the Secretary of the Navy, Wash
ington. "Lieutenant Commander F. E.
Greene committed suicide Wednesday.
Arrangements have been made for
burial ashore. A board is ordered to
exam'ine-the circumstances of the case
and report. SCHLEY."
No cause is suggested by friends here
and he has an excellent record.
Francis E. Greene was bcrn in In
diana, and was appointed a midship
man in 1867. He graduated in 1871.
When the war broke out, he became
the executive officer of the Montgom
ery. He became a lieutenant com
mandar in 1899 and was again ordered
to the Montgomery on the South At
lantic station, where Xie was serving
at the time of death.
ELECTION. CONTESTS ARGUED.
Washington, January 11. The con
tested election case of Walter Evans
against Oscar Turner, for the Fifth
congressional district of Kentucky,
was argued itoday before house elec
tions committee No. L The contestant
claims that hundreds of voters were
Induced to remain away from the polls
by improper representations. Mr. Evans
has been appointed to a federal judge's
position, but wants the seat declared
The contest of R. A. Wise, against
William A. Young, for the Second dis
trict of Virginia, was heard by elec
tions committee No. 3. The contest is
based on alleged frauds in (the re
WELCOME TO THE GERMANS.
New Orleans, January 10. The Ger
man training ship von Moltke arrived
in port today and was nosily gret
the steam craft in the harbor ana by a
large crowd of people gathered on the
levee in spite of the inclement weather.
German Consul von Melsenberg. in full
uniform, visited the ship as soon as she
had cast anchor and after welcoming
Commander Schroeder and his 460 men
explained to them the character of the
entertainment that has been provided
for them during their stay in port.
flOO Reward SIOO.
pleased to learn that there Is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cure in all its stages, and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive cure known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires a con
stitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, acting di
rectly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroy
ing the foundation of the disease, and
giving the patient strength by building
up the constitution and assisting na
ture in doing its work. The proprie
tors have so much faith in its cura
tive powers, that they offer One Hun
dred Dollars for any case that it fails
to cure. Bend for list of testimonials.
Address p. j. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by druggists, 75c Tolede, O.
Hall's Family Pill are the beat.
CANCELLATION OP STAMPS.
The lO-Centers 3Iust Not Only beW rit
ten On, But Must bo Cut.
The following letter has been address
ed by a -well known New York-firm to
its agents. It is published becau it
is believed that the majority of
business men of Charlotte and e se
where are not familiar with The pro
visions of the amended regulation re
"For your information we quote be
llow amended regulation of the Treas
ury Department of the UrAded States,
touching the cancellation of document
ary stamps of denominations of 10 cents
or more. Stamps of denominations less
than 10 cents, attached to our policies,
may be canceled by writing or stamping
thereon with ink your initials and the
date when attached In all cases where
stamps, of the denomination of 10 cents
or more are used on our policies, please
be governed by the following require
" In all cases where a documentary
stamp of the denomination of 10 cents
or any larger denomination shall be
used for denoting any. tax imposed by
the act of June 13, 1S9S, tha person us
ing or affixing the samehaQl, in addi
tion to writing or stamping thereon,
With ink, the initials f his name and
date when fixed, mutilate said stamp
by cutting three parallel Incisions
lengthwise through the stamp, begin
ning not more than one-fourth cf an
inch from one end thereof and extend
ing to within one-four::;, cf r.r. of
th'e otiher end.
" 'Where such stamp is canceled by
cutting or perforating dn any manner
authorized by existing regulations, as
alfwesaid, the mutilation herein pro
vided will not be required.
" This provision shall take effect and
be in force on and after December 15,
1899. G. W. WILiSONI.
" 'CommSssioner. "
SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE
To Investigate Operations of A'lrgluia
Carolina Chemical Company.
Columbia, F. C, January 11. Senator
Graydon today introduced a resolution
requiring the attorney general to In
vestigate the operations of the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company in
this state, and, if the anti-trust laws
are by it being violated, to bring suit
to compel forfeiture of charter. This
company has bought all the fertilizer
works in this state, with few excep
tions. Representative Johnson introduced a
bill .copy of Texas law, to prohibit
trusts and monopolies being formed in
In joint session Mr. Eugene B. Gary
was without opposition re-elected as
sociate justice of the supreme court.
Mr. Blease's bill to make terms of
members four years instead of two was
Mr. Sanders' bill to allow suit to be
brought for loss under tire insurance
policies without the arbitration provid
ed in all standard policies passed the
To .Stop Commissions ou ?ales of
Chicago, January 11. Representative
of the eastern and the southern rail
roads today decided to unite for the
purpose of stopping the payment of
commissions on the sale of tickets. A
mass meeting of the general passenger
agents of the various railroads of the
east, southeast and south was called
for this purpose and it was decided to
abolish all commissions on February
About thirty railroads joined in the
action. A few roads in the southwest
were represented, but no official rep
resentatives of th' Southwestern Pas
senger Association were present and
the new conditions will not extend over
that territory. F. C. Donald, commis
sionier of the Central Passenger Asso
ciation, presided at the meetting.
Cold Steel or Death.
"There is but one small chance to
save your life and that is through an
operation," was the. awful prospect set
before Mrs. I. B. Hunt, of Lime Ridge,
Wis., by her doctor after vainly trying
to cure her of a frightful case' of stom
ach trouble and yellow jaundice. He
didn't count on the marvellous power
of Electric Bitters to cure Stomach and
Liver troubles, but she heard of it,
took seven bottles, was wholly cured,
avoided surgeon's knife, now weighs
more and feels better than ever. It's
positively guaranteed to cure Stomach
Liver and Kidney troubles and never
disappoints. Price 50c at R. R. Bel
lamy's drug store.
A STEAMER WRECKED.
St. John's, N. F., January 11. A
large steamer, believed to be a pas
senger ship, whose name cannot yet
be ascertained, has been wrecked on a
reef in St. Mary's bay, about five miles
from shore. The vessel, which lies
with her head low in the water, is on
Several persons have been washed off
the deck during the day. Just before
nightfall others were described in the
rigging. It is feared that the ship will
perish before daybreak. At this hour,
9 o'clock p. m., it is impossible to se
cure any further particulars nor can
any be had before morning.
GOVERNOR TAYLOR'S PROTEST.
Frankfort, Ky., January 11. Govern
or Taylor -today filed with the election
contest committee a morion to require
the democratic members now serving
on the committee to vacate. The mo
tion was in the nature of a formal pro
test. It is supported by an affidavit
charging that the names were fraudu
lently drawn by the clerk and the dem
cratic members now serving are all dis
qualified by reason of partiality for the
contestant, alleged evidence of whidh
is mentioned specifically as Cc each
It refers to the rules of the committee
which he says were so framed as to ex
clude the greater part of his testimony
and charges in general terms that the
trial of the contest ts about tbe made
throughout on partisan lines and with
out regard to thie merits of the case.
Frankfort, Ky., January 10. The
adoption in the house today of the
rules which will govern the joint as
sembly, by a decisive majority, was a
surprise to the republican and anti-
Goebel factions In the legislature. They
had not expected to defeat the rules.
but they confidently believed that the
vote would be close. Ex-Congressman
W. C. P. Breckenridge, who has prac-
cally assumed control of the anti-Goe-bed
democratic forces, was in confer
ence with ex-Governor Bradley, Gover
nor Taylor's attorney, a lone time to
day, and It is said that they are pre
paring to spring legal objections to the
manner In which Goebel's contest is
being conducted, one of which is that
the legislature should have first passed
an act authorizing the contest.
A CHIKSE iUMiiJAL.
ekets. Food and Directions for the
Journey Punk to Scare Devils
Moy Dan, tht Chinese Iaundryman,
wi:o tiled at the Emergency hospital
j was buried at Congressional cemetery
yesterday morning in accordance with
the ceremonies if his countrymen. He
will be ctheered in his journey to the
hereafter by an abundance of good food,
and no devils will block his pathway
or torment him on the way. He has
the wherewithal to pay his passage
across the river Styx, and full direc
tions as to the route were placed in hU
hand before the coffin was closed.
The funeral took place from the es
tablishment of Undertaker J. WSiliam
Lee. Friends of the dead Celestial had
bought a fine casket and eight of them
went in two carriages to the cemetery
behind the hearse. .They placed a num
ber of tickets in the hands of the de
ceased that he might be able to pay
his fare across the river that corre
sponds in Mongolian mythology to the
Styx. At the same time they provided
him with written instructions as to his
itinerary, la. er&as Chat he might .
able to make good speed and not be
captured by the devils, who would fel
low fast behind him. When this had
been done the body was placed in the
hearse and the journey to. the buii
'RACED WITH THE DEMONS.
A friend mounted to the seat of each
carriage beside the driver and scattered
bits of red, white, and green papers
cut in vaious shapes and inscribed with
charms that would frighten away the
enemies of the air that are forever seek
ing to carry off the souls of the de
parted and place them in perpetual
tormnt. The cortege drove rapidly
along in order to distance the pursuers,
and when the grave was reached the
body was quickly lowered.
Punk sticks were then lighted at the
four points of the compass, and their
fragrant incense formed a charmed
circle around the grave within which
the evil spirits could not enter. Devils
do not like the smell of punk, for it is
the perfume of Joss, and it reminds
them of the delights of Paradise and
causes them such agony that they flee
in terror at the first whiff of it. While
the punk sticks were burning, one of
the friends took twenty-one grains of
rice and threw them one by one into
the open grave. As each one fell he
uttered the Chinese word good luck,
corrsponding to the Christian "fare
well." LUNCH FOR HIS JOURNEY.
A few words were addressed to the
good spirits hovering about the dead,
entreating them to take under tht:.
especial charg the soul of Moy Da. ,
and fight off the big and little devils
that would bother him untid he reached
the first phase of celestial life beyond
the tomb. The grave was then filled
up, and the traveler was supplied with
refreshments for the journey. Two
roasted chickens were placed in the
newly-made mound, together with a
package of tea, three pots of preserves,
and several pounds of rice. A small
pot of tea was then poured on the grave
in order that the deceased might have
immediate refreshment. A few tiny
cups and the teapot were then placed
beside the food, and Moy Dan was
supplied for the journey to the land
from whose bourne no traveller returns.
When he at last meets his ancestors
after the trip is over he can greet them
with the assurance that no part of his
solemn rites had been, omitted.
wTom time to time, until me scneu-j
ule allotted for the journey to heaven
has been filled, Moy Dan's friends will
visit his grave and put fresh articles
of food thereon, that his spirit may
not grow weary from lack of suste
nance. Thus.though poverty stricken in
a strange and, Moy Dan left this world
like a good Chinaman, and his friends
saw to it that nothing was left undone
to speed his soul to happiness. Wash.
THE TRANSVAAL NAVY.
Savannah, Ga., January 10. A special
to The Morning News from Atlanta
states that Captain Charles H. Hill,
now in that city, who was an officer on
the Brazilian revolutionary cruiser
Nichteroy, has received a letter from
Lieutenant McDonald Craven, who was
on the Nichteroy with him, in command
of a converted yacht armed with two
4.5-inch guns, which has been equipped
by the Boer government to prey upon
British commerce on the Atlantic coast.
E. A. Steyn, was named as the Trans
vaal agent, with headquarters in Sa
vannah, who had arranged for the ex
pedition which was to start from the
Bahamas. Steyn went to Atlanta, It Is
said, to induce Hill to join the expedi
tion but Hill refused. Investigation
in Savannah fails to disclose any clue
to Steyn or any one answering to his
Catarrh is one of the most obstinate
diseases, and hence the most difficult
to get rid of.
There is but one way to cure it
The disease is in the blood, and all the
sprays, washes and inhaling mixture!
in the world can have no permanent
enect whatever upon it. Swift's Spe
cific cures Catarrh permanently, for it if
the only remedy which can reach the
disease and force it from the blood.
Mr. B. P. McAllister, of Harrodsburg.
Ky., had Catarrli for years. He writes:
i coum see no improvement whatever
though I was constantly treated with spray:
ana w&snes. ana ainer
en c inhaling remedleg
in fact. I could feel thr
wlntAV T mm m
A-A than the rear ureviou
-""j a war
brought to my nottct
that Catarrh was a blool
disease, and after think
ing over the matter. 1
saw it was un reason abl
to expect to be eared bj
I f J- 5- remeaiH Win en onl
I,- . Lr-J reached the surface. I
s4Lt-rsOT then decided to tr
a. a. ana alter a tew comes were nsea, l do
tlced a perceptible improYement. Continuing
the remedy; the disease was forced oat of mj
system, and a complete care was the result
I adrlse all who have this dreadful rfi ,
abandon their local treatment, which has neTei
Qone tnem any good, ana take 8. 8. & rem
edy that can reach the disease and cor it.
To continue the wrong treatment foi
Catarrh is to continue to suffer. Swift'
Specific is a real blood remedy, and
cures oostinate, deep-seated disease
which other remedies have no effeci
whatever upon. It promptly reach ef
Catarrh, and never fails to cure even tbf
nost aggravated cases.
is Purely Vegetable, and is the onlj
blood remedy guaranteed to contain nc
Books mailed free by Swift Speeific
Company; Afiaata, Georgia.
Dunn Union: Reports coming from
p.ll parts of the county say that many
of the republicans and populists will
voie with th democrats and support
the amendment. Harnett is all right.
Raleigh News and Observer: Selma,
X. C, January 6. (Special)--Vnile
coming down stairs at OTitral tele
phone office last night, Mr. Mouiton
Avera fell and broke one of nis arms
just above the wrist.
S:atesv:lle Landmark: The Slates -ville
cotton mills presented taeir stock
holders with an acceptable Xew Year s
girt in the form of a 5 per cent, divi
dend. This makts per cent, uuilng
the past year.
Durham tun: The Durham Hosiery
Mi.$. we aie told, have enough orders
in hand at present lo run nearly all
this year. These mills have had about
all they could do for quite a while,
and have been running constantly
night and day to fill orders. And no:
only the Durham hosiery milis, but
all other mills and factories here are
cruwdtrd with orders.
Fayetteville Observer: 3dr. George
McD. Thornton, son of the late Mr.
Jacob Thornton, died at his residence
on Arch street last night age 23 years.
He was employed at the C. F. ami Y.
V. for a number of years, wtiere he re
ceived a wound in the hand, from which
he never recovered, and" finally causing
Raleigh Post: The governor yester
day ordered the return -of the troops
from Lumberton which, in view of rfre
earnest assurances of the good people
of that town, was proper. From urgent
representations made to the governor
by good citizens, he was justified in
taking the surest means in his jud
ment of protecting the prisoner.
StatesviSle Landmark: A prominent
ditizen of th county says in a business
letter to the Landmark: '"Give us
Charles B. Aycock for governor and
adopt the constitutional amendment
and we will be happy." The indications
are that Mr. Aycock will have strong
support for governor in Iredell, and the
indications now are that he will have
the call of the board at the state con
vention. The following are Bishop Cheshire's
appointments for February: Febru
arp 14, Wednesday, Halifax; 13.
Thursday, Tillery; p. m.. Scotland
Neck; IS, Sunday, Tarboro, Calvary
church; p. m., St. Mary's; evening, St.
Luke's; 1:0, Tuesday, Lawrence; 23, Fri
day, Battleboro; 1'4, Sa'turd-ay, Rocky
Mount; 25, Sunday, Wilson. St. Timo
thy's church; p. m., St. Mark's.
Fayette ville Observer: A telegram
from Paducah, Kentucky, last night
conveyed the sad news of the death
there at 8 o'clock that evening of Mr.
W. G. Moore. He has spent the great
er part of his short life of less than 27
years in our midst, and, by his kindly
nature combined with great politeness.
won many friends. He was up to a;
short time before the dissolution of the
C. F. and Y. V., storekeeper for that
railroad, and then he was with the A.
C. L. at Wilmington for several
New York, January 8. Mrs. Marga
ret Lenhardt, 2S years of age. a beau
tiful young southern woman, the
daughter ofJoJhn Best, of Orleans,
North Carolina, suddenly became in
sane here. She was taken by Mrs.
Charles Russell LoweDl in her carriage
to the New York Infirmary for Wo
men and Children and from there
transferred to the insane pavilion of
Bellevue hospital for observation. She
has been in. this city about a year and
a half. .
Durham Herald: H. A. Foushee has
returned from Roxboro, where he went
as an attorney in the settlement of
the Terrell school fund. This fund was
creaiied by the late Dr. John C. Ter
rell, who died in Philadelphia some
thing over a year ago. He left $8,100
with which to build twenty-seven
school houses in Person county. After
the estate was fully settled up there
was a balance of $55,000 which is to
be kept intact- and 'the interest from
the amount to be applied to ithe school
fund of the county named. Durham
has not only the longest school term
of any county in the state, but the at
tendance this school year shows an in
crease of 25 to 30 per cent, over last.
The schools of the county were; never
in benter condition.
' Charldtte Observer: From this time
on we may look for an increase in the
number of names of gentlemen In con
nection with the etate offices to be fill
ed this year. "We refer to democrats,
of' course, for these will, after the next
election, occupy the places now held
by the republicana and fusion ists. For
governor, Messrs. C. B. Aycock, of
Wayne; J. S. Cuninghom, of Person,
and M. H. Justice, of Rutherford, are,
it Is not much to say, avowed candi
dates. W. D. Turner, Esq., of Iredell,
la being brought forward by his friends
for, the nomination for Lieu! tenant gov
ernor. Ex-Chief Justice James E.
Shepherd "is suggested in connection
with the place he formerly filled.
Messrs. Dan, Hugh McLean, of Har
nett; J. Bryan Grimes, of Pitt, and
Ashley Home, of Johnston, are thought
of for office of secretary of state. Co
lonel W. H. S. Burgwyn, of Vance,
and B. R. Lacy and J. D. Boushall, oj
Wake, are possible candidates for the
nomination of treasurer, R. D. Gil
mer, Esq., of Haywood, is the only
gentleman w)ho is thus far prominent
as a possible future attorney general,
and the office of auditor is asked for,
him, by the friends of Colonel W. S.
Pearson, of Burke.
Charlotte Observer: Morgan ton, Jan
uary 6. A States ville paper this week
announces the candidacy of Colonel
W. S. Pearson, editor of The Morgan
ton Herald, for the state auditorahip.
The announcement is correct. Colonel
Pearson's old college mates, who; are
scattered aTl over the s'tate. and a num
ber of his brother editors have insisted
on his becoming a candidate. Mr. C.
E. Bentheim, of Washington, D. C,
a partner of Mr. T. Ellicett, the culp
tor. Who is making the statue of Sena
tor Vance, to be placed in Raleigh, was
In the city yesterday. Mr. Bentheim
has with him a mi nature of the stature
which was shown to quhve a number of
persona at Ttie Observer office. The
pedetal of the f unsized statue win
be of North Carolina 'granite and seven
feet, six Inches high. The figure of
Senator Vance Is standing with the left
hand, cm the pedestal, which is draped
in the state Sag: The attitude Is tha
of speaking. Mr. Bentheim says the
statue will be completed in a short
time. The miniature referred to is a
fairhfufl likeness of Senator Vance, and
suggests very clever work. Editor
T. W. Adams, of The Wadesboro Cou
rier, was badSy hurt Friday night by
being thrown from a twiggy and dragg
ed several hundred yards. He was -unconscious
for some time after the ac
cident. THE DECISION RESERVED.
i Richmond, Va., "January 9. Argu
ment In the Seaboard Air Line Injunc
tion case was concluded before Judge
Waddill in the United States circuit
court today; and the case submitted.
The judge reserved his decision, which
will be rendered as soon as possible.
Of present tendencies we -are f g
ed by the statement, made bth. i
ican Wool ana w.. 7;-;
. . on.i rr -mills tUlt 1 I
??.,V3 SLinlW. 196 were t
h Winston Sentinel.
Like Niobe, an tears" applies to
every home in Raleigh today, for tho
wiSle city mourns the trag death f
three of Its brightest lS
ising youths who were drowned yes
terday afternoon. Raleigh and
Few peopie wal believe that there are
young men in Greensboro s ad-cteu
to the use of cigarettes thas they have
to get up from their bed at night and
..ke. yet it Is an absoSu . .
The habit has become so strong that
their systems crave the little things
and when they- awake at night they
are unable to again go to sleep unUl
they get up and smoke for all the
world like an cCd toper, who get so ner
vous at night he must get up and hit
the bottle Greensboro Record.
North Carolina paid last ysr pen
sions to old confederate soldi. 1119.
000. During the same period we paid
out in pensions for Federal soMi?rs over
three millions of dollars. Our part off
the cost of the Philippine war and the
government tUcy of imperialism is
Home $3,750,000, and this is but a begin
ning. What wfe pay to the general
government for these departments ii
a single year would pay all the expen
ses of our state goverjirrn'm ror a ue
cade. We seldom stop to think what
-jAjjd em joj .tvd a.vv oJd snouuou ur
lege of being governed by Boss Hanna
and his crowd. Charlotte Nwj. . f
The outbreak of typhoid fewr at tne
State Normal was a calamity for the
state. The interruptkm of the studies
of several hundred young wonwn. the
illness, -more or lss severe, of about a
hundred, sixty from malaria and forty
from typhoid fever, and the sad death
of several or the students the saddest
of all deaths, that of a girl in the bloom
of youth havo cast a gioonKof sorrow
over the wholie commonwealth. That
such a calamity shuld be used as capi
tal for the promotion of any cause is
well nigh beyond belief. We are un
able to understand that spirit and there
are no words In our vocabulary that
could fitly characterize it- Charlxto
The claim of Mr. Bringham IL Rob
erts, of Utah, that he is not guilty of
having contracted three polygamous
marriagus brings to mind tho case of
a certain Nurth Carolina republican.
yeas ago. The said republican was
before his fellow -citizens as a tundi
date for a high office, and among the
charges brought against him by his
enemies was one that he had taken un
to himself one more wife than ah law
allowed and "elopvd to California." His
friends replied to this in language in
effect about as follows: "The story is
a 6-d lie; he only went to Tennessee."
The republican voters probably believ
ed the latter statement, for the candi
date in question was elected and served
his term. Charlotte Observer.
The difference between the Reoord
er and Dr. Lewis in this matUer is that
the latter went to the CoUege at th
request of the State board of health
with the instruction to find the truth
and conceal nothing, and labored faith
fully for several days to get at bot
tom facts, while the editor of the Re
corder has not visited the scene of
trouble, and like other layman would
probahly not be able to give expert tes
timony if he took the pains to investl-l
gate for himself. The Recorder ad-I
IIL I i 1 I I I I MK 1 It Zl II I M"! I 4
.: u a. T-v . r
ers all the possEble causes xt the ty
phoid outbreak and reaches the con
elusion that the dreadful scourge re
suited from the use of contaminated
well water, caused by a defective
from which the germs of Uhe dis!,
uixu. oeea siowiy maiung meir way
the well through the soil for perhaps
fie vera 1 years. Webster's (Resdsvillv)
Although an intelligent jury of Rob
eson county's citizens found the man
Ross, about whom there, is now so
much trouble, guilty and his punish
ment was fixed at death, the govern
or's office has been crowded with peti
tions asking for executive clemency.
These petitions are signed by many of
the most prominent citizens of Uhe
communityin which the crime is sup
posed to have occurred and by six of
the Jurors who tried the case. With
ail of these facts and petitions before
him, the position of the governor is
not an enviable one. In this there is
something wrong somewhere. If these
prominent citizens were convinced of
the man's Innocence, they should have
not wafted until this late day to make
it known, and if the Jurors were not
firmly convinced of his guEt they
should never have agreed to the ver
dict of guilty merely to satisfy public
sentiment. In a crime like the one of
which this man is charged there i no
half-way ground. He is either guilty
and deserves the punishment prescrib
ed by law, or he Is innocent and should
be given his freedom. Durham Horajd.
Atlanta. January 10. The stockhold
ers of the Atlanta. Knoxville and
Northern railroad met here today and
elected a board of directors. No action
was taken on the proposed extension of
the road from Marietta to Atlanta.
The road now uses the tracks of the
Western and Atlantic into Atlanta.
Augusta, Ga, January 10. The direc
tors of the Augusta, Chattanooga and
Charleston Air Line railway, who were
elected at a meeting of the stockholders
in Athens on Tuesday, met today. In
this city and elected the following of
ficers: President. R. Lancaster Wil
liams, of Richmond, Va.; vice presi
dent. Charles S. Heard, of Augusta
secretary; Boykln Wright,, of Augusta!
1 ,1 . i m . . 11
gusta. rranK - F leming, of An-
A Xbxht ot Terror.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the wid
ow of the brave General Burnham of
Machias Me. wfcen the doctors akj
she could not live till morning" write
? i5' .Lcoln. who attend her
that fearful night. "All thought shl
ul ooii die from Pneumonia, but
she begged for Dr. King's New Discov
ery saying ithad more than once saved
feAd .Hf cured her ot Consump
tion. After three small does she slent
easily all might, and ite further 2
completely cured her' This marvS!
Throat, Chest and Lung DiseaW
Only SOc and $L00.- Trial bottlefr
at;R. R. Bellamy's drug store
FATAL FIGHT OVER CARDS
Whitesburg, Ky., January 1L rw
k?U1 over a Sam oT caVd? "nil
J ser" at Pound Gap today in"
which John and Taxe Half a Arc
eriand. Berry Long and Henry Camp
bell revolvers were drawn and 200
shots exchanged. Taze Hall and Henry
Leap were killed and Dave Sutherland
and Henry Campbell mortally wounded.
Arch Leap and Henry Sullvan were