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THE WILM IS GTCXN MESSENGER, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1800.
A BIG FIRE IN RALEIGH.
Tobacco Warehouse Burned Not Suf
fl cleat Water Pressure -Another Cot
ton Mill Baptist Female College
Raleigh, N. C. February 23.
There was quite a larger fire here
this mrnlng, beginning at 10 o'clock.
It was is the old Lipscomb & Faison
tobacco warehouse, in which the entire
Fifth Maryland regiment was quarter
ed whea here in 1831. The building
was fr stories high and of wood and
was entirely destroyed. In it were 150
hogsheads, of tobacco, some of which
was saved. Julius Lewis owned the
fcuildiag- and E. L. Fleming the tobac
co. Several buildings near by were
damaged, the residence of Mrs. George
TTtniaais being nearly destroyed.
The state charters the Capelsie cot
ton mill at Troy, capital $150,000, A. W.
B. Capel and others. This month the
following eight cotton mills have been
chartered: Knfleld; Harriet at Hen
4 ere a; Lowell and Lorayin Gaston
eonniy; Kmlthfleld; "Wennonah at Lex
ington: Lily at Spray; Capelsie.
Vardon, the world's goff champion,
will play an exhibition game at the
magnificent golf links at Pinehurst
Friday evening the aldermen of Ral
eiga will settle the question of submit
ting to the popular vote whether the
and build on a new lot an auditorium
city shall sell its city hall and market
and market. Many persons say the
people will vote for it; some say the
project will be defeated.
The consul for Brodie Moring. the
negro youth still suspected of murder
ing his father, say they can acquit him
before a jury; that no body has yet
been found and that there is no proof
f the father's death. Today a fresh
search for the body began.
It is now apparent that the legisla
ture will be urged to transact consider
able business at its session in June.
It is asserted that it will attend only
to such matters as the constitutional
It is certain that Raleigh will become
a first-class postoffice.
Th Kpworth League committee of
the M. W. church. North Carolina
conference, meets here April Srd-oth.
with 209 delegates. Rev. II. M. Du
bose, general league secretary, will at
tend. Up te this date Rev. "Mr. Stririgfield
the ageat for the Baptist female uni
versity here, has collected in cash
$GO,0. This indebtedness is now $25,
100. The pledges aggregate $10,000.
Anotker building, a dormitory, must
be erected this year, to accommodate
15 wore students, making 300 in all.
The building will cost $15,000.
There were at the outbreak of the fire
here this morning hardly any pressure.
It is the second time such a thing has
ever occurred. The trouble was at the
pump house and the city will make a
strict investigation. There is much
eritieism. The waterworks are pri
It is assured by republicans here that
Senator Pritchard will be made judge
f the western district.
A. J. Marshall will be tried here
again in May on the charge of counter
feiting, lie can't be convicted.
HOW MAJUBA WAS FOUGHT.
It is an extra ordinary incident of the
South African war that the surrender
f General Cronje should have occurred
on the anniversary of the Boer victory
over the British at Majuba hill, Feb
ruary 27, 1SS1.
"Remember Majuba." a British bat
tlecry much heard, finds its counter
part in the recent American cry, "Re
member the Maine." Beyond the fact,
however, that Paardeberg is a distinct
British success, the parallel does not
extend far At Majuba comparatively
few men wre engaged and the Boers
won in the face of odds, while at Paar
Uebrg the odds were largely in favor
f the victors.
In the n un struggle on the summit
f MrtjulM hill the battel itself a
body of Koers. who numbered between
IT and 200. defeated 554 British troops
under Sir George Colley. The British
loss was ii killed. 134 wounded and 59
prisoners. The Boers lost one killed
and fire wounded. General Joubert,
the present Boer commander-in-chief,
commanded the Boers. He had several
hnndred other troops at the foot of the
hill their exact number is variously
estimated, but only 150 to 200 scaled
the hill and took part in the battle on
Majuba is in Laing's nek. the moun
tiam pass connecting Natal and the
Transvaal. Colley occupied the hill,
whose sides were 2.500 feet high, and so
steep that the British had no idea the
Boers would attempt to scale them.
But the burghers climbed from rock
to bush until they reached the summit
where they took cover and attacked
the British with the result already
The battle of Majuba was soon fol
lowed by the treaty of peace, which
the Gladstone government concluded
with the Boers. Baltimore Sun.
DIMD AMONG STRANGERS.
The death of Mr. C. L. Bannar, of
lit. Airy. N. C which occurred at 3:30
o'clock Monday morning. possesses
much of the sadness of a death of a
stranger among strangers.
The remains, at the request of the
father of the young man. Dr. C. P.
Bannar. were shipped to Mt. Airy by
Undertaker Bennett Monday night.
Mr Barnar came here on the 19th
for slight medical treatment; but he
w is taken ill on Saturday afternoon at
Murphy's hotel, where he was a guest,
lie rvmained in the hotel lobby all
night Saturday apparently asleep; but
Sunday corning he was discovered to
l- unconscious and was removed to
th.- Old Dominion hospital, where he
iid Mondav morning at the early
hour stated above. Mr. Bannar was
ihout'ht to have had acute kidney
i rouble, with brain complication.
!:i hnior.d Dispatch. February 27th.
A .VPBAMKR BADLY DAMAGKD.
Philadelphia, March 1. The steamer
Westover. from Jacksonville for this
ity was seriously damaged this morn
iv " by collision with one of the stone
ice picks in the Delaware river at Mar
u Hook, twelve miles below Phila
delphia. The weather was very thick
it th time and the Westover struck
the pier, bow first. Her entire bow
from three feet above the water line
warf completely torn away and her for
ward compartments filled with water.
The collision bulkhead was all that
saved her from sinking. The respon
sibility for the collision has not yet
, -.t- . - is Afimmanced ov Can
ine elJ tri w - - ,. - -
- .2 j -accAl nf .il.N tons.
tain Joy anu is. r ---Subsequently
she proceeded up the
. . ctom and arrived
at he dock this afternoon. The vessel
The Westover is one of the steamers
that ply between here and jacKson-
... 1 , -m i n A .-5Q built at
vine, one is o. swi au , .
Wilmington. Del., in 1873. She is 16o
-feet long, oreaatn zs ieei
MOYING ALL ALONG THE LINE.
Democrats Clearing the Decks for Ac
tion Fayettevllle Pot mastership.
Republican Meeting Paragraphs
Worth Their Space.
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Fayettevllle, N. C. February 2S.
Tomorrow and tomorrow night
(Thursday) the democratic precinct
primaries will be held throughout
Cumberland county, including this
city, for the purpose of preparing for
the county convention, and for the or
ganization of clubs devoted to the up
lifting of white supremacy. Mr. H.
L. Cook, the new chairman of the ex
ecutive committee, full of zeal and
vigor, is highly gratified at the news
brought to him daily from all parts
of the county. The opposition to the
franchise amendment, arising mainly
from misconception of its interest, is
rapidly giving way, and the indifferent
are becoming earnest and determined
to win in the coming campaign.
March 3rd, next Saturday, ends the
term of the present capable incumbent
of the Fayettevllle postmastership, Mr.
W. D. Gaster. The office has largely
Increased of late years in Importance
and value, and is a "plum" on which
not a few eyes are longingly fixed. Ex
Judge T. II. Sutton, A. L. McCaskill,
ex-register of deeds, and ex-Postmasters
W. P. WemSss and Benjamin
Henderson (the last a colored man)
have had their claims presented by
their friends to the administration at
Washington; but the general impres
sion is that McCaskill leads in the
contest, by the influence of Senator
Butler, with whom he is connected by
There was a meeting of the republi
cans of the county in the town hall
yesterday a gathering of fifty or sixty
at most, all told. A. L. McCaskill
presided as chairman, and the follow
ing executive committee was elected:
Kx-Judge R. P. Buxton, Messrs. A. A.
Slocomb, A. L. McCaskill, S. H. Cot
ten and William Russell. The Cumber
land populists have already held their
meeting, but they took no action to
wards calling a convention.
A telephone for H. B. Downing is
constructing from Cedar Creek to this
city, a distance of about twelve miles.
Mr. D. H. McLean will address the
citizens of the upper Cape Fear sec
tion at Rhode's Mill tomorrow. Cum
land has a ballot box stuffed and
crowned with votes for McLean for
secretary of state when the time
A strong open letter to the people of
Fayettevllle has been issued by the
chamber of commerce, of which Mr.
A. H. Slocomb is president, urging
prompt and decisive action with re
gard to sewerage and waterworks.
The funeral services of Mrs. Cattie
McQueen, an exemplary Christian wo
man, sister of the late Rev. Kenneth
McDonald, took place from Big Rock
fish Presbyterian church last Sunday,
Rev. P. R. Law conducting the exer
cises. Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Cook, of
Bergen Point, N. J., with their infant
son, are paying a visit to the parents
of Mrs. Cook, Dr. and Mrs. D. T.
Haigh, on Haymount.
Mr. D. C. Rogers and Miss Alice
Reynolds, of Hope Mills, were united
in marriage at Roslin on Monday;
also Mr. E. T. Autry and Miss Malinda
Guy, of Flea Hill township, at 10
o'clock Sunday morning in this city.
WHIPPING POST BY CHOICE.
Negro Girl Publicly Whipped by Her
Father Kather than Have Her Pros
ecuted for a Brutal Assault I'imn nn
A special to Wednesday's Charleston
News and Courier says of the assault
on the old lady near Greenville, S. C,
by a negro girl and the latter's sub
Yesterday, at the home of Wat Ashe-
more, six miles out on the Augusta
road, Amy Latimore, a law-abiding
and respectable colored man. of that
section, owning several hundred dol
lars worth of property, administered
a public whipping to his daughter, a
stout girl of 16. The whipping was se
vere, but it was not cruelly done.
About twenty-five lashes were applied
across the back with a stout, suple
hickory about the size of a buggy
whip, and when the operation was
over the hickory was worn to a frazzle.
The father whipped his daughter
rather than have her prosecuted on a
charge of assault and battery upon
Mrs. Jane Williams, the aged mother-
in-law of Mr. Ashemore. Last Satur
day morning the girl, who had been
employed as laundress, brought some
clothes to Mrs. Williams, who, seeing
that they were not properly washed.
upbraided her for her slovenly work.
The girl became Impertinent and Mrs.
Williams ordered her out of the house.
She stood in the door and refused to
go, and Mrs. Williams attempted to
shove her out, and shut the door on
her. The girl pulled the old lady out
of the door and threw her violently to
the ground injuring both her arms and
6houlders. The father of the girl was
informed of what his daughter had
done, and it was agreed that she be
publicly whipped and the prosecution
against her would be dropped. He
promised to do this to the entire satis
faction of theagrieved persons. Ten
o clock this morning was set for the
time of the whipping. The attendance
at the whipping was not large. Only
one neighbor was there as a witness.
and Magistrate Rhodes and his con
stable were present officially to con
duct a legal prosecutiin if it should
be required: and Captain J. D. Ashe
more, a brother of Wat Ashemore, was
master of ceremonies and saw that the
girl was not cruelly punished. The
father prefaced the punished with a
lecture, telling his daughter that he
hoped the punishment would be a les
son to her, and reminding her that she
had needlessly brought pain and hu
miliation on both himself and her.
Soak the bands thoroughly, on retiring, in
hot laiher of Ci'TIitra Soai, the most
elective skin pnrifvinjr soap, as well as purest
and sweetest for toilet, bath, and nursery.
Dry, anoint freely with Ccticcra. Ointment,
the great skin cure and purest of emollients.
Wearold cloves during: night. For sore hands,
itchinjr, burning palms and painful finger
ends, this one w?M treatment is wonderful.
Sold throorhort th world. Fottbb D. k9 C. Cor ,
Frop Boston. How to hT BetutiU lHwid," frefc
NEGRO POSTMASTER ARRESTED.
Making the Fifth In This State to Get
Into Trouble with Uncle Sam The
Tobacco Warehouse Fire -Delegates
to Ecumenical Conference.
Raleigh, N. C. March 1.
C. W. Battle, negro postmaster at
Battleboro, was arrested yesterday
and jailed a"t Halifax, failing to give
bond. The warrant was sworn out by
Agent Connolly. A white man named
Stokes succeeds Battle as postmaster.
The latter is the fth negro postmaster
to get in trouble In northeastern North
Carolina, the others being I large tt at
Rocky Mount, Pitt man at Tillery. Ba
ker at Lewlston and one at Roseneatb,
The burning tobacco was still smok
ing today, despite the torrents of rain
which fell all night. There were very
nearly 200,000 pounds burned, about 60,
000 having been rolled out in hogsheads
and saved. It is hoped by many people
here that yesterday's failure of the
water company to have anything like
the proper pressure on, which result
ed in much loss and damage, will has
ten the purchase by the city of the
water plant. With a high wind the
loss would have gone into perhaps hun
dreds of thousands of dollars.
The insurance commissioner said to
day was the last on which annual
statements could be filed and that no
less than fifteen companies had failed
to file them.
Rev. Dr. F. D. Swindell and Joseph
G. Brown, on the part of the North
Carolina M. E. conference, and Rev.
John E. White, on the part of the Bap
tists, are delegates from this state to
the great Epumenical conference of
Protestant denominations on foreign
missions, which is to be held at New
York. April 21st to May 1st.
The supreme court decides that
where a husband signs as a witness a
contract his wife has made it gives
his assent to such contract.
After next Monday no briefs can be
filed in the supreme court after the
day on which the case is argued, save
by special permission of the court, for
In the superior court here today was
devoted to the hearing of evidence in
the $30,000 damage suit of Samuel Co
ley against the Southern railway, for
the loss of an arm while yardmaster
Golfers will be Interested to know
that Vardon, the champion, will play
at Pinehurst next Monday.
FOREST FIRES ON THE RAMPAGE
Threatening the Suburbs ot Fayette
, vllle Knlttluc: Mills Doing Good
Work Changes In Ilusiness Read
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Fayetteville, N. C, March 1.
A woods fire started, it is said, by
mischievous boys touching a match to
the dry ledge just west of the silk fac
tory, swept over the tier of hills in
that section all day yesterday; and,
but for very hard work by a large
force of men, much property, besides
the valuable timber destroyed, would
have been consumed by the flames.
Frequently it looked as if nothing
could save the residences of Mr. Mel
vin, the old homestead of ex-Judge
Shepherd, the John M. Rose country
place, now owned by Mr. John R. To-
lar, of New York, while the dwellings
of ex-Judge R. P. Buxton, Dr. II. W.
Lilly (now vacated), J. M. Lamb and
Mrs. Davis were in no little danger.
The knitting mill lately reorganized
by Messrs. W. S., A. J. and J. P. Cook
and H. M. Pemberton. is now turning
out 100 dozen pairs of socks per day,
with 2,000 dozen pairs on hand. But
this stock will go rapidly, for the pro
prietors find no difficulty in getting
sales for their goods. Next week the
company will occupy the new building
also, and the working capacity of the
plant will be more than doubled.
Mr. S. H. Darden takes the postmas
tership at Little River academy, in the
western part of this country, Mr. J. C.
Adams having sent in his resignation.
Yesterday Dr. J. v. McGougan, a
young surgeon of enviable reputation
for his skill, performed a successful
amputation of the right leg of a negro
boy in the jail hospital.
Mr. W. G. Clark, who has for years
successfully conducted a grocery busi
ness in the heart of the city, has es
tablished a branch store in the "Dob
bin House" on upper Hay street.
Mr. D. J. Wilson, Jr., has purchased
from Mr. Williams, the Hay street
Palace cafe and bakery, and expresses
himself much pleased with the patron
age extended to him so far.
One of the neatest little enterprises
in our industrial progress is Mr. Clar
ence Sedberry's Wayside Dairy.whence
the customer gets only the richest Jer
sey milk and cream. His delivery wag
on is as handsome as a turnout for
Central Park, and is constructed for
the comfort of the man serving the pa
trons in inclement weather.
Fayetteville feels no little pride in
the still further advancement of Dr.
J. A. Hodges, born and reared in Cum
berland county, who has just been
made medical director of the South
Atlantic Insurance Company, of Rich
mond, Va. His career has been one
of uninterrupted success since he de
voted himself to the profession of med
icine. "The lights are fled, the garlands dead.
And the banquet hall deserted."
But the merry-makers had their
last innings before Lent, as follows:
A complimentary entertainment to
Miss Anita DeRosset, of Wilmington,
by Miss Mamie Alexander; oneln hon
or of Miss Isabelle Bryan, of New
bern. by Miss Kate Broadfoot; delight
ful card parties by Misses Kate Haw
ley, Maud Haigh and Maggie and Bes
Attempt to Kill President Castro.
Caracas. Venezuela. February -S.
During the carnival procession yes
terday a Venezuelan fired two shots
at President Criniano Castro without
effect. The president was afterwards
'acclaimed by the populace. Th. c'ty
General Castro became president o
Venezuela last October as a result or
the successful revolution against Pres
ident Andrade. who fled from the re
public; but Castro was not recognized
as president by the United States un
til November 20. 1S99. He is about SG
years of age and has been a strong
supporter of the liberal party.
TO SAVE CARGO OF LUMBER.
Norfolk. Va.. February 28. Captain
W. H. French and crew of twenty-fiv?
wreckers left here this morning for
the eastern shore to save the cargo of
lumber carried by the schooa'-r
Ephraim and Anna now going to pie-e.
on Cape Charles. Five thousand fet
of lumber has been washed from the
schooner, but it is thought the 190.000
feet remaining can be saved.
TRIBUTE TO CRONJE.
Millionaire Roblusons Graphic De
scription of the Man Brave, and a
(Special to New York World.)
London, February 26. J. B. Robin
son, the African millionaire miner and
Cecil Rhodes' rival, said today:
"I have known General Cronje long
and intimately, and wish I could now
shake his hand and tell him how much
I. In common with every Englishman,
admire the courage he has shown. He
may be our foe, but England is gener
ous enough to recognize the good quali
ties of the man against her. General
Cronje and his 7.000 men have cer
tainly revealed heroism never sur
passed in the history of our race.
"Surrounded by an army of 15.000
men with 110 guns continually pouring
shells on their position, they have
stood at bay for days. It is only what
those o us who knew the man expect
ed. General Cronje will never of his
own will surrender. He may be com
pelled to do it by his men refusing to
fight longer, but of that I am very
doubtful. He is supported by the old
guard of the Transvaal, and no other
Boer has such influence over his follow
ers. They believe him invincible and
they almost worship him.
GENERAL'S SHARP TONGUE,
"The slightest sign of shirking from
anyone under him briDgs a few words
from the general that cut like a ship
cord and brace up the waverer like a
"The people at home do not seem to
be able to understand how General
Cronje can bid defiance to Roberts
army for many more days. I believe
he can, if his men will only stand by
him, resist for weeks. He made for
the spot where he is now intrenched
for two reasons. First, he wanted to
be as near Bloemfontein as possible,
because relief would soon come form
there. Next he was perfectly aware
that the situation he now holds was
best fitted for his defense. It is in a
bend of the river, and that means much
shelter, for South African rivers aro
not like the English. Here the water
comes up to the top banks. In South
Africa steep sides mount up 10. 20 and
30 feet above the water.
"In these banks caves can be easily
made, in which men and stores can be
placed. As soon as Cronje reached this
spot he immediately prepared to de
fend himself. His stores having been
put away, each man would dig a shel
ter trench, and if it had not been for
these trenches the men must have all
been quickly annihilated by our artil
lery fire. But each shelter trench not
ooly goes down, but has a part scooped
out at the side in which a man can lie
In safety while lyddite and shrapnel
are pouring on the earth above.
SMALL DANGER FROM SHELLS.
"Unless a shell actually falls into the
trench, it does the man no damage. In
these trenches the Boers lie, a few men
being placed as sentries above. The
moment the sentry gives the alarm up
they spring and pour a rifle fire on any
"Picture a little man. quiet-looking
at first glance, almost insignificant
when you first come in contact with
him, and you might be inclined to dis
miss him as an ordinary man, but by
few words from him will show you by
their grasp, their decisiveness, that
your first impressions were wrong.
"Ar; you look longer at him the type
of U ce seems familiar. In a flash it
comes over you that this is the kind
of p. head seen In the paintings of old
"Mrs. Cronje is a fit mate for her
husband, and brave as he at the pres
ent moment. She is probably prepar
ing his coffee or cooking his steak in
one of the caves of the river bed."
IS A BLUE BLOOD.
Cronje, like many of the Boers,
has in him the best blood in Europe.
When the edict of Nantes drove the
finest subjects of France into exile
many of them went to Holland, and
from there to Africa. The Cronjes
were among these. The Boers in both
republics, as well as in Cape Colony
and Natal, are descendants from the
best families of Holland and France.
Among the Boers Cronje has been
long known as their fighting general.
His reputation was first acquired in
native wars and hunting expeditions,
when his comrades saw his fertility
of resources and absolute disregard of
Reduction on Grain Freight Rates.
Chicago, March 1. A reduction in
freight rates on export and domestic
grain from the Mississippi river and
Chicago gateways to ,the seaboard, has
been ordered by the presidents of the
lines, members of the Central Freight
Association and the Trunk Line Asso
ciation. The reduction is 7 cents .n ex
port and 4.5 cents on domstic grain.
The new tariff is to be effective next
In Egypt the custom is for Princesses
to hide their beauty by covering
the lower part of the face with a veil.
In America the beauty of many oi
our women is hidden because of the
liar to the sex.
If the Egypt
ian custom pre
vailed in this
be glad to
prematu r e
sunk en cheeks,
complexion, from the eyes of the
world with the Tseil of the Orient
brings out a woman's true beauty.
It makes her strong and well in those
organs upon which her whole general
health depends. It corrects all men
strual disorders. It stops the drains
of Leucorrhcea. It restores the womb
to its proper place. It removes the
causes of headache, backache and
nervousness. It takes the poor, de
bilitated, weak, haggard, fading
woman and puts her on her feet
again, making her face beautiful by
making her body well.
Druggists cll tt for SI a bottle.
Send for oar free illustrated book for woman.
Tnc Bradfleld Regulator Co.. Atlanta, Ga.
Clayton is soon to have a cotton mill,
and now there Is talk of building one
on the river near Smith field.
Mrs. Lucinda Warren, wife of ex
Sheriff Allen Warren, died In Green
The only mill of Its kind in the
south for the manufacture of cotton
flannel, now being built near North
Buffalo Creek, and known as the Rev
olution Mills, is nearlng completion.
Charlotte News: Prince Wood, a
well known negro about town, was
arraigned In the mayor's court this
morning charged with an assault on
Marie Irwin, a- little colored girl,
scarcely over 10 years old.
Loulsburg Times: Another of Frank
lin county's most honorable and high
ly esteemed citizens has passed away
Mr. Edmun.d Sykes. He was a man of
whom there was never any doubt as
to what stand he would take upon any
question of right.
Raleigh Post: Dr. R. H. Lewis, the
secretary of the state board of health,
said yesterday that the disease had
as strong a foothold as ever. During
the month new cases have been re
ported in Orange and one or two oth
Goldsboro Arrus: Mr. Stenhen W.
Isler and his nephew. Mr. Sim Isler.
nave returned Trom their trip to Cuba.
Mr. Isler says he found conditions so
unsettled over there that be curtailed
his trip considerably as there was no
pleasure in traveling among such sur
roundings. Greenville Weekly: We have just
learned the particulars of the burning
of a barn of W. M. King's in Falkland
township Monday night of last week.
About three stacks of fodder in the
barn loft were burned. There were
about thirty barrels of corn in the
barn. No insurance.
Greensboro Record: Yesterday af
ternoon a "job lot" was put up and
disposed of, three cases being 'tried and
a divorce granted inside of half an
hour, while a fourth was heard and
given to the Jury to answer one issue
about which there was a dispute. And
still another was on tap, but went over
until this morning.
Winston Republican: The Salem
commissioners grant a 40-year fran
chise to the Winston-Salem Railway
and Electric Company and made a con
tract with the company for lighting
Salem at the rate of $75 a light of 1,200
candle power per annum. The same
company were granted a 40-year fran
chise to put in a gas plant.
Maxton Herald: A recently appoint
ed magistrate. not 1,000 miles from
Durham, says The Recorder has issu
ed the following matrimonial notice:
"On and after this date I will present
as elegant chromo, a parlor lamp, or
a glass water set, to all bridal couples
married by me. All marrying done
in the most artistic way, either in pri
vate or public."
Winston Journal: The fall of Mr.
Lee, the Irish evangelist, appears to
be complete. The apparent duplicity
of this man's life is almost Impossible
of comprehension. His voluntary con
fession of his sin and withdrawal from
the church must be very humiliating to
those who have so strenuously con
tended that he was a persecuted man.
Stanley Enterprise: A religious cen
sus has been taken of our town by
ministers of the various churches, a
report of which will befound in an
other column. A total population of
2,175 whites is shown. There are some
600 or 700 colored people in the same
bounds, which will give a grand total
of at least 2,700. Three years ago 600
would have been a strong estimate.
Warren ton Record: Mr. W. G. Eger
ton lost his large store and stock of
goods in Macon last Wednesday morn
ing by fire. The fire was discovered
about 5 o'clock in the morning and
had gained such headway that it was
impossible to save anything. The en
tire stock of goods was burned with
the building. The loss was some $5,000
in stock and building, with some $1,400
Clyde Sellers, a negro confined In
jail at Greensboro, made his escape
about 4 o'clock Monday morning un
der peculiar circumstances. He don
ned a woman's dress, and represent
ing himself to be a female "trusty"
going for a bucket of water, passed the
guard without suspicion. His absence
was not detected for sometime, when
he was probably miles from Greens
boro. Charlotte News: C. P. Brooks, the
manager of the New England Textile
School, who although an Englishman,
was residing at Charlotte, N. C, at the
time he received the New England ap
pointment, and who was about to se
cure the establishment of a textile
school at Charlotte, is drawing quite
a number of Carolina and other south
ern boys as students to his institution
at New Bedford.
Washington Gazette-Messenger: We
were shown Tuesday by Mr. James
L. Mayo what was to us quite a curi
osity an alligator egg. Mr. Mayo
took this egg from a nest on South
creek, in which there were 53 others,
and it is about the size of an ordinary
hen egg, only much longer and alike
at -both ends. Mr. Mayo says that
during the warmer months alligators
frequent this creek, and only last
summer he succeeded in killing one 13
Fayetteville Observer: D. J. Cashwell,
J. P., ex-mayor of Hope Mills, was
yesterday afternoon bound over to the
criminal court on a charge of false pre
tense. The need of a state reforma
tory is again illustrated. This morning
a white boy named Willie Jones, about
12 years old, was committed to jail on
a warrant issued by a Hope Mills mag
istrate, charging him with larceny. It
is said that he is one of the band of
youthful robbers who have been com
mitting the numerous store roberies in
Hope Mills lately.
Fayetteville Observer: The names
of the two men concerned in the trage
dy at McColl, which we told about yes
terday afternoon, were Bullard and
Maddox. They had a drunken quarrel
and Maddox hid himself behind one of
the doors of the factory, and as Bul
lard entered struck him a heavy blow
upon the back of the head. Bullard
managed to reach his home," where he
died. Maddox fled and escaped. Af
terwards the murderer was caught in
an adjoining thicket. He is now In
Raleigh News and Observer: Gen
eral John B. Gordon passed here yes
terday afternoon over the Southern
railway en route to Chapel Hill to de
liver an address before the students of
the University of North Carolina.
Rev. Dr. Mason, financial agent of
Livingston College at Salisbury, vis
ited Brooklyn last week and spoke
mouth church. He received more than
on the needs of the college at Ply-
$500. Chapel Hill. N. C February
26. (Special) President Alderman has
gone to Chicago, where he will address
the department of superintendents of
the National Educational Association
tomorrow evening. He has been select
ed as one of the three evening speakers.
We think that we are correct in say
ing that so far as Union county is con
cerned the advocates of the proposed
constitutional amendment wjll have a,
walk over. Men who have for years
been pandering to the negro vote ar
saying that they will vote for the
amendment. Monroe Enquirer.
Maryann Butler may as well under
stand now as later on that the North
Carolina democracy will not stand an
other mongrel electoral ticket. He can
not run with the hare and hold with
the hounds this time. The trickster
must display hir.e!f In ::.e cen.
By force and fraud Haye$ w.is seated,
in the place of Tilden. who not nly
had a majority of xopular votes, but
of the electoral college also. It is fully
believed that Mr. Bryan was elevtM.
in 1S5 and that he was counted out by
fraud. Now. when Goebel was attend
ing to the business for which he was
elected and pursuing a legal and or
derly course, he Is shot down by the
minions of this party; the shot coming
from the executive building, indicating
that Taylor had It done. Salisbury' tn
dex. Although it is understood that But
ler is to bt? the republican-populist can
didate for governor, several other re
publicans who have given longer if
not tetter service to the party have
signified their willingness to take
whatever chancv there are of election.
If this sentiment grows Hutler and .
Pritchard may have yome trouble in
running the convention to suit them
selves, although the cain- is not worth
falling out about. Durham Herald.
It Is correctly reported in Washing
ton that Pearson wrote the majority
report of the committee on elections
that awards him the seat to which he
was not elected, and that the New
Vork republican leaders have lectured
Driscoll because he did not sign the
rexort. The house has the power to
commit the great wrong of giving
Pearson the seat to which Mr. Craw
ford was elected just as the Pitt coun
ty negro desperadoes had the iover
to rob Mr. Laughlnghouse. but it Is
the rower tf the highwayman. Pear
son is laying up wrath against the
day of wrath. When he meets the
outraged voters of the Ninth district
this fall he will find that disfranchis
ing thousands of voters will be aveng
ed. Raleigh News and Observer.
The white man who takes the fusion
dose that is now in course of prepara
tion for him, will cast the most dis
tinctive vote against good government,
and against his own people he possibly
could. We believe there are enough
populists in the state who still believe
in a clean, honest government, admin
istered by white men Tor the good of
all, to join us in our effort to check the
evils that threaten to be worse than
ever. We believe there are still a num
be of populists who like the creed of
the old time democracy of North Car
olina, and who know that whenever
she has been assailed, and her govern
ment debauched, she has been redeem
ed by a solid union of the best element
of the white people of the state. Clin
We have again and again urged
upon our people the importance of es
tablishing small factories for working
up the timber we are riow selling in
foreign markets at little or no profit.
High Point stands ready always to
back our. argument with the cold cash.
Twenty years it was a straggling rail
road station; today It Is a fine town
of nearly five thousand people with
twenty odd furniture factories, all on
a solid basis. We have been Informed
that every single one of these factories
has a "gilt edge" credit and pays hand
some dividends to its owners. Here
in Thomasville we have a half dozen
factories that manufacture spokes and
handles, chairs, chiffoniers, veneering,
sash, doors and blinds, etc. They are
all highly prosperous and the stock
is not for sale. Thomasville Charity
Speaking of many democrats In
North Carolina. Governor Russell re
cently said: "If they lived In the freo
states (states that were not slave
holders) tney would be outspoken re
publicans." It is doubtless true that
there are a few men who vote with the
democrats in the south who believe In
republican principles, but Mr. J. K.
Taylor In the Charlotte Observer In
answering the governor truly says:
"There is one essential element. In
which this statement is lacking truth.
Scattered throughout the North and
West are thousands of southerners,
business and professional men, and
fully four-fifths of them are democrats
In local as well as national affairs."
There is no state in the union where
the people are more devoted to the
principles of Jefferson than in North
Carolina, and the number who do not
accept the principles of the founder of
democracy are few and far between.
Their democracy has no geographical
boundaries. Governor Russell is as
far wrong in his latest utterance as
he is in everything else that he says.
Raleigh News and Observer.
The editor of the Waynesville Cou
rier has adopted a plan in reference to
candidates for office which has both
sense and cents in it. He will not pub
lish communications lauding candi
dates unless said candidates have an
announcement in the advertising col
umns of his paper at $2.50 a head. En
tirely too much space is exacted of
newspapers by men running for office
who wouldn't touch It but for the sal
ary attached. Winston Sentinel.
The Statesville Landmark says that
If Mr. Mebane is nominated by the
democrats it will not be obligatory
upon members of that party to voto
for him, he not being a democrat, and
the point Is well taken. If the office
which has been filled so acceptably
by Mr. Mebane Is to continue to be
considered a part of party spoils. It
would be bad politics for the party to
nominate other than a straight demo
crat; but if it is desired to lift this
one office above partisan politics, some
party must set the Initiative and why
should it not be the democratic?
THE ADVANCE IN COTTON.
Memphis. Tenn.. March 1. Cotton,
today in Memphis was quoted at 9
cents. th highest price since March
13. IVj?,. The advance of the last week
has add-l Jl.oOO.OOO in the value of the
Memphis Mo k. The advance since
September 1j-1 is equivalent to about
$15 j-r bale.
City of Mexico, Mexico, March 1.
The short supply of cotton is affecting
som? f the native mills seriously.
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