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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, JTEIDA Y, SEPTEMBER li, 1900.
DEATH OF HORACiS II. MUSSON Thousands of people In North Caroli na who grreatly esteemed this excellent gn tie man, will be pained to learn that he Is dead. On Sunday night last, af ter 8 o'clock, the soul of this good and true man left its crumbling tenement and returned- to the Heavenly Father who created it.' He had been in declin ing health for some years, and for sev eral months there were sad indications to his loved ones and friends that here he had no abiding city, but would not long hence have to go. He had been a faithful, earnest member of the Pres byterian church for many decades and was held in high esteem by his brethren as he was held oy all the peo- pl in Wilmington who knew him well. He was indeed an! honest man. There was nothing allowed In his business transactions that was not square and perpendicular. He was an excellent citizen every way, and Wilmington Is a positive loser, for no man of hi3 per sonal worth and admirable qualities can be taken from a community with out its suffering a decided loss. He was a very genial man and a true friend. He was doubtless ready, prepared for the great change. The Messenger pro foundly sympathizes with the aged wife and the children and relatives in the sad bereavement they are passing through. I will be with thee; I will rnt fail thee, nor forsake thee." ti A I,V KSTON 1 K VATATED NVivs comes of a startling nature from the chief city of Texas, Calves ton. It Is so situated it is liable to be visited by a storm at any time. It has suffered heretofore more than once from a tremendous storm that swept by it and partially over it. The ca lamitous news is that it has again been attacked by a storm of great vio lence, and that much of the city has been swept away, and the awful, ap palling report comes too that several thousand people have prished in it and other southern Texas towns. V, must hone that the loss of life is not so great as reported. That the destruc tion of both human lives and property is very crreat there is no doubt. As we wrote the particulars were meagre. The whole country will sincerely sym pathize with the inhabitants of the unfortunate city, and it will be prompt no doubt to render any assistance pos sible to rebuild and reestablish the city. WHAT VEUMOXT'S MEANS. ELECTION The republican organs are so elated over the vote in Vermont they ac'tu rJly print a cartoon tat Bryan s ex pense. The most conservative of the organs regard the vote as not encour aging for Bryan much. They find that there is no revolution in public sentiment in New England favorable to Brvan. They say it makes Ne.v York. New Jersey and all New Eng land safe for McKinley. The Philadel- ohia Ledfrer tries to be fair and to tell the truth, and it puts the case .in this wise: "The Vermont election is not of very great service as a straw showing which way the political wind, is oiowing dui straws are scarce, and, therefore, it is worth while to see how this one points. It as favorable to the democrats, be cause, according to the returns thus far received, the republican vote fell off 10 per cent, from the state election vote of 1S96, while the democratic vote was increased 14 per cent. A corres Txmdinsr change throughout 'the union of the Presidential election in Novem ber would result in the election of Mr. .... . i i e , Tri Uryan watnout tne aiu ui u At. LI! Deducting 10 per cent of the republi can vote for McKinley in 1S96 and add ing 14 oer cent, to ithe democratic vote for Bryan would leave :New York re publican ibv 200.000. but it would -turn over half a dozen other states having 69 electorial votes to the democrats. and would give Bryan altogether 245 electoral votes to 202 for McKinley That is not bad surely for "Bryan, and the cartoon business was a misfit so (far as it is applied -to him. Take a further view. Lt us take a paper that advocates Bryan, the New York Journal. It saye the election in showed that whatever drift there is, is Bryanward. It thus ap- TJiAs the Iors and frain. and there is no bragging in it, .but cool calculation: "The indications are that the repub lican vote in Vermont has fallen off about 10 per cent, as compared with the correspond ine election in lyb, while the democrat is vote has creased about 16 per cent. "Tndiana has 13 electoral votes, m 1S96 the republican vote there was 323, 754, and the democratic 303,573. If the republicans Jose 10 per cent, and the democrats srain 16 per cent, the repub lican vote dn Indiana this year will be ?91.379. and 'the democratic 354,573, jAvincr a democratic plurality of 6S,- A eimllflr nrocess would give the democrats Delaware by 447, West .Vir ginia bv 13.822. Kentucky by 56.3S9, Ohio by S0.501 and North Dakota by 283. "Here ar 62 electoral votes that Bryan did no get in 1896. If he should get them now he could afford to lose 1 vote in California and 4 in washing- Ibon. and Btill he would be elected by 2S3 electoral votes to 214." EX-SECRETARY OLNEY ON M'KIN- LEYISM. There are three of the ablest men in Cleveland's cabinet who have announc ed themselves for Bryan Olney, Wil son and Hoke tomitn. ot Georgia, but a native, we think, of North! Carolina. Carlisle remains silent, and so does Herbert, of Alabama, both claiming southern birth. If you have not read Mr. Olney's letter settting forth his reasons for supporting Bryan for pre3l - dent, you should "do so, for it i3 con- -vincine: and! unanswerable. He made! n distinguished reputation as Cleve - it'o -n,T i wl w w,.wv.fct .w., t - doubt not. the ablest man of Massa chusetts living today. He was with Cleveland in his position that so an tagonized the democratic party and well nih wrecked it. He aoes not like Bryan or the platforn now, but he prefers both to the meanest of all isms" in this land of "isms" McKin leylsm and imperialism. We did not read Mr. Olney's letter so soon as we could. We had rf iikpt his views formerly. and were at first Indifferent to what he might hold as to the true course in the present very important campaign- that may prove the most fateful in American history, even more fateful than that of I860. But when wa rwd ft carefully we were greatly Impressed and said we would read it again. It is a clincher. It will make many a vote for Bryan. It is in fact, a very remarkably clear, vigorous, well wrought argument. The analysis -of McKinleyism is a very strong, very pointed and satisfactory. He gives nine reasons why the American people should overthrow the present adminia tration. which we seriously hold to be the most venal, the most incompetent. the most usurping, the most reckless and the most dangerous known to our country. If a man really is a country lover and a truth seeker he can not do better possibly than to give a careful study to the Olney letter. He will find it wonderfully lucid and calm and con vincin". After studying McKinleyism and all the bad that is included in that bundle of depravity and treacher; will conclude with Mr. Olney that "not to reject McKinleyism at once tends to fasten it permanently upon the vitals of the country. I find it tolerably clear that a citizen's duty In connection with the coming presidential election not only permits but requires him to desire the success of the democratic party." One of the strong points he makes In his tremendous arraignment of Mc Kinleyism is that "the success of the renublican party next November 'will mean that the American people either do not see. or. seeing, approve the great and growing if not already over wneiming influence of money in our politics." McKinleyism, he d2Ciures, practically holds out the government as an engine for use in the acquisition of private wealth. The consequence is that 'the money of th- country hotly pursues the control of the govarnment.' and the flaR nerures as a jort or com mercial asset.' In the delcat 01 tne re publican party lies the only hope of a return to wholesome conditions, and Mr. Olney urges that this defeat be ad ministered now. 'The caiamitous pos sibilities said to inhere in democratic' success, exaggerated as they are by partisan zeal and subsidized ingenuity,' Mr. Olney regard! as dust in the bal ance compared with the enduring evils tr result from the vicious national policies which the American, people are now desired to impress vith tha seal of their favor and to thus perpetuat indefinitely." In regard to the Chinese affair he asks, "who shall say that we shall not soon find ourselves in the toiis of a Chinese problem even more costly. menacing and insoluble than the Phil lppine problem itseii? Surely every argument urged in defence of our seiz ure 01 ine imiippines can De used, a second time, with even greater force, to justify our oppropriation of a sllci of China." He urges that all men should vote. You must choose between partiesj tak ing the lessser evil. He writes wisely: "So the choice between the parties, one of which must certainly prevail. calls for the exercise of the same sound common sense. Perfection in a candi date or platform is an idle dream, and infirmities in its creed and defects in its leadership will always characterize every party. But they in no wise ex cuse a citizen from taking his assigned part in the government of the c from making up his mind what the common weal demands and what par ty's success will come nearest satisfy ing the demand, and from using his influence and casting his vote accord ingly. If one citizen may properly withhold his vote, logically all may, and all the wheels of government be stopped, while to decline voting be cause practically assured that others will vote is but to give the latter an undue share of political power and to forfeit the right to complain of any abuse of it. The obligations of citizen ship are avoided, not performed, by standing neutral in an election. The voting power is a trust which calls for use and is violated by the neglect to use. Be sure to read carefully what Mc Kinley stands for as it set forth in the nine most cojent and clear-cut reasons he presents. HOME FOLKS Mr. Josephus Daniels, of the demo cratic national committee, writes to his paper, the Raleigh News and Ob server, from Washington, that Bryan Is gaining ground every day, that doubtful states are going into the dem ocratic column, and that he is sure of election unless money can defeat him. There lies the danger as The Messenger foresaw from the start. Mr. Daniels thinks that if the democratic outlook in Washington is based upon reliable information, that Mark Hanna and his little man McKinley may pack and make for Ohio. Mr. W. M. Jones, of Red Springs, writes to the Charlotte Observer that many Scotch in the first war of inde pendence were Tories So were many native born Americans in many states. Mr. Charles M. Busbee, who is man aging the canvass of Hon. F. M Sim mons. writes a communication to the ( Raleigh News and Observer of Sunday 1 reviewing Els services to the demo- cratic party. He predicts that Mr. Simmons will in the primary, election 1 for United States senator to be held in November rp.si ,v.f , 1 wv. ivk uuwuqi aggregate vote of all of his competi tors. General Julian S. Carr is mak- ing a personal canvass, and thus far is reported as feeling much encouraged. Writers in his behalf are very active in the public prints. The longest pole will get the persimmon. In order to defeat Mr. Bryan and hand over North Carolina to the very tender mercies of the McKinley gang. it is now the talk that a third ticket a populist ticket Is to be started a middle-of-the-road affair. The pops, profess to be weary of the fusion fail ures, and Cy. Thompson is for the new movement. As might be supposed the white radical gang are greatly in fa vor of thi3 new scheme to hurt Bryas orvnlv aid and abet it. What a fragrant gang the manipulators and disappointed aspirants are. "Anything to beat the d n democrats." But what a fool a fellow must be who does not desire McKinley to be "connoodling" over the third ticket. Remember that up-to-date there are 2S0 textile plants in North Carolina Of these 261 are cotton mills. The others are 16 woolen mills and 3 silk mills. There are 07 counties in the state and 47 have more or less of these valuable and Important plants. Others will be added no doubt before the century closes. IIREV1TIE Half and half Philadelphia Record has discovered that "imperialism is not a menace. The reilow in the Noachlc flood was of the opinion that there was not much of a shower after all. The negroes in Richmond, Va., are not much attached to the negro fanatic Miss Jewett. of Boston. They will give her a cold shoulder when she comes, She might marry Sambo, and be done with it. Kaiser William, of Germany, is said to be playing a big game. He is ready to pounce on China when the time t comes. France is willing to quit Pekin but Germany is not. Robert E. Lee, Jr., is to take the stump in Virginia. He Is the son of General William H. F. Lee and grand son of the immortal, peerless Robert E. Lee. Government Crop Keport. Washington. September 10. The monthly report of the statistician of the department of agriculture says that there has been a general decline in the condition of tobacco since August 1st, 3 points in v irginia, 2 in North Carolina and 14 in Maryland. Mary land, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin still report 3, 11, 8 and 6 points above their respective ten other averages. but in Virginia and North Carolina. the condition is 25 and 20 points below such averages. The decline in the condition of rice is reported trom every rice growing state, except Lousiana, where there is no appreciable change. The average condition of cttton on Sepieiuebr 1st was 6S.2, as compared with 76 on August 1, 1900; 6S.5 on Sep tember 1, 15&9; s.S at the correspond ing date in ls&S and 76.6,' the mean f September averages of the last ten years. Except in Missouri, where there iu no appreciable change in condition there has been a decline during August throughout the entire cotton belt The loss am6unts to 2 points in Okla noma, 3 in Alabama and Florida, 4 in Virginia, 6 in Texas, 7 in Lousiana, 8 in Georgia, 13 in Tennessee, 14 in South Carolina, 16 'in North Carolina, IS in Indian Territory. As on August 1st a condition below the ten year average is almost every where reported, the deficincy being 8 points in Lousiana, 9 in Georgia, 10 in Florida. 14 in Virginia and Arkansas, 15 in Tennessee, 17 in North Carolina, and 18 in South Carolina and Missis sippi. Only in Texas, where the con dition is 6 points above the ten year average, is the condition other than distinctly and more or less seriously unfavorable As compared with September 1, 1S99, present conditions are less favorable in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Lousiana, Ten nessee, to the extent of 9, 6, 12, 18, 4 and 12 points respectively and more favorably in Texas, Arkansas, Indian Territory and Oklahoma to the extent of 16, 3, 19 and 18 points respectively. In Georgia the general condiiton on September 1st corresponds as closely as it was possible to estimate it to what it was on September 13th, last year. The condition in the different states on September 1st was as follows: Vir ginia 73, North Carolina 64, South Car lina 60, Georgia 69, Florida 71, Ala bama 64. Mississippi 60, Lousiana 70, Texas 77, Arkansas 65, Tennessee 64, Missouri 64, Oklahoma 78, Indian Ter rtory 72. To Boycott American Cotton Manchester, Eng., "September 7. At a meeting of the cotton spinners here today it was decided, practically unan imously, not to purchase American spot cotton during the month of Sep tember. Four-fifth of the employers in the trade were represented. It is an ticipated that the decision will lead to the closure of scores of mills for sev eral weeks. Only three manufacturers opposed the resolution, and their ob jection was that It w not strong enough and that it should bind the trade to stop the consumption of cot ton and not merely to stop purchasing It. ;; The meeting was private but it was ascertainied that during the discussions there was sharp, criticisms of the Liv erpool speculators who, it was declared, made the crisis wprse by gambling. Eventually the meeting adjourned until September 21st, when the situa tion will again be considered. II Wholesale Murders In New Zeland Vancouver. B." C, September 8. Mail advices from Australia by the steamer I Warimoo, report an atrocious series of znuraers in me country districts ox New South Wales by a band of blacks. The murderers first entered the Maw ley homestead at Gelgaudla, whre sev eral young ladies were living. The in mates were killed in their beds. The blacks, aftr the terrible butchery, fled through the settlement on stolen horses, murdering and robbing as they went. They were chased by 1,000 vol I unteer policemen and twelve blood bounds. Two out of six of the gang were. ca-UfiiAU AU ixxiiex. eleven, ,in uumDer, were mutilated with hatch' A COUNTER PETITION Against the Commutation of the Death Sentence of a Fire-Bug Another Republican Convention Called for the First District Tom ' Jones Ghost Walking the Public Roads of John ston County. Messenhger Bureau, Raleigh, N. C, September S. Donnell Gilliam, Esq., of Tarboro, arrived here today to see Governor Russell In regard to a very important case. A negro named Chauncey Davis is under sentence to be hanged at Tar boro September 14th, for burning the residence of Mrs. Lavinia Battle last year. A movement is being made by Davis' counsel to secure a commuta tion of sentence. Mr. Gilliam came to protest against any such commutation and gave his reasons. Davis set fire to Mrs. Battle's house and as a result caused the death of a young man who, finding that a lady was in- the burning house, went back into it to save her. He was badly burn ed, but heriocally placed her in a win dow, and she was saved. Today D. H. Abbott, chairman of the First district republican congres sional conmmittee. issued a call for a convention at Elizabeth City October 9th. He said: "I do this regardless of any action taken by the state commit tee, but by request or direction of a majority of the district committee. Isaac Meekins, who claims to be the nominee, admits that the convention which nominated him had no authori ty to elect a new chairman of the com mittee or to fill vacancies thereon." The superstitious negroes in the vi cinity of Garner and Auburn are full of fear at what they claim is the night ly appearance of the ghost of Tom Jones, which they say is "walkiner" these moonlight nights. At the sheriffs office today a telephone message was received saying Jones was there last night: 'that negroes swear they met him' In the road. The negro who swore that Jones had as much intelligence as himself is in a state of the most ab ject fear and will not leave his house at night. The bronze ornaments on the base of the Vance statue were put in place today. These are torches, two bearing the words "soldier," "statesman;" the others the words "state legislator, congressman, colonel C. S. A., thrice governor, elected four times to the United States senate;" and "Zebulon Baird Vance; born May 13, 1S30; died April u4, 1S94. The Tribune of the Peo ple." The aldermen here decide that they will adhere to the present system of a volunteer fire department, and not adopt a paid system. STATE POLITICS Speakers Soon to be In the Field-Cam-paln Clubs Insurance Matters. More Corporations Chartered A Homicide-severe Drought. Messenger Bureau. Raleigh, N. C, September 10. Another insurance company has ob tained license to enter this state. It is the New Hapmshire Fire. The in ance commissioner has paid nto the state treasury $19,060 received from companies during August. At the Falls of Neuse, near here, a murder was committed yesterday. There was preaching at a negro church, and several negroes were at a near-by spring, when another came up and drawing a revolver shot one of the party three times. He then walked away, flourishing his pistol. Solicitor E. W. Pou, of this district, is suffering from an attack of erysipe las, which was brought about by a carbuncle. He is at Smithfield, his home. Democratic State Chairman Sim mons returned today from Washing tno, where he went to confer with National Chairman Jones. He did not find the latter as he was out of town. Chairman Simmons says he found a. pretty good feeling about Bryan among the men he saw. The opinion prevaiLed among all the democrats that Bryan would be elected. One re publican, from Maryland, said he was satisfied Bryan would be elected. So far as can be learned there are now only two avowed aspirants for the speakership of the house in the legis lature Walter E. Moore, of Jackson county, and Samuel M. Gattis. of Orange. The senatorial contest will tend more than anything else to make the November election lively. The' state charters the Lacy Manu facturing co. f Fayetteville, The company will make furniture. Its capital is $12,000, and W. L. Rankin, C. A. 1 tan kin and L. C. Vv ooten are the stockholders. The state also char ters the Garrett Wine and Distillery Company, of Weldon. capital $150,000. Its vineyards are at Medoc. Paul Garrett and others are the stock holdersv In the Episcopal church here yes terday prayers were read for Bishop Horner, of the diocese of Asheville, who is dangerously ill with appendi citis. The legislature will be specially call ed on to Increase the capacity of the Western hospital for the insane, at Morganton. It is now full to overflow ing. The cottage system will prob ably be the one adopted. W. A. Guthrie appeals to the circuit court of appeals from Judge Simon ton's order that the Blackwell Durham Tobacco Company be sold November 5th for not less than $4,000,000. This afternoon the republican conven ton of this congressional district meets here, at the call of J. A. Giles. To morrow the populist convention" meets. It is said that after the latter meet ing the republicans and populists will get together in joint meeting.. Chairman Simmons said today: "We are beginning to wake up and ar range for our speakers in the cam paign. Our campaign clubs are to be organized in the cities and towns on the night of September 14th, and "in the country on the loth. All the or ganizers of white supremacy clubs should look particularly after this matter." The drought is again severe. More streams, wells and springs are dry than ever before. The Best Prescription For Chills. And Fever is a bottle of Graver's Tasteless Chill Tonic The formula, ia plainly printed en each package. It is simply Iron and Quinine in a tasteless form and is compounded in correct Droportiona. '.The reason imitators do not advertise their formula ks because they know you would not buy their mediclae If you knew Its tncredteuts. G rover's ia the original, and !s the only chfU and fever remedy sold throughout yjg n ijTi "r r'" 1 wwwuu vr. wav w. ed States. X?o oar, co pay. Prlc. G0LDSB0R0 GOSSIP I Fire Amone the Lumber Mills Not Much Damage IKne New Depart ment at the Orphange Superior Court Tomorrow Mount Olive's New Bank. (Correspondence of the .Messenger.) Gold'sboro, N. C, September S. Cotton is selling today at 9 to 9r cents, but the cotton In the country will not averace three-fourths of a crop. Last night at 9 o'clock our citizens were startled by shrill congtumeraUon of sound of many steam whistles from the southern end of the city was instaneously followed by which a. nre i alarm from box 46, and the clamor of the fire companies as they raced to the large saw mill plant of the Go ids -boro Enterprise Lumber Company. The fire had gained considerable head way, in the saw dust and trash be neath the i -achinery, and it required hard work and much water to extin- sruish it. No sreat damage was sus tained. Mr. Coble, the active and deserving superintendent of the Odd Fellows or phanage at this place has inaugurate a weekly prayer meeting on i rKlay evenings, wnere nss 40 little ones are a.sstmbled in the spacious and com fortably furnished chapel of the home to be entertained by religious and noble thoughts, a number of the mem bers of the different churches have un dertaken to conduct thes meetings and it is a. real joy to speak to and with tluv- dear bright orphan chil dren.. Rev. B. W. Spellman, who ha.s rev lu:ioniztl the Sunday school work in the state, passed through Goldsboro today en route for Kinston, where he will spend fifteen days leave of ab sence granted him by the Sunday school state board. The many friends i-f the gt-nial educator, C. Y. Joyner of the Greensboro 'Normal were glad J to clasp his hand on our streets today under the chaparonage of Governor eject Ayoock. Mr. C. J. RIvenbark. has gone to imbibed the life giving waters of Seven Springs, this county, in the hope of regaining his usual strength. Superior court convenes here next Monday. Judge W. S. 0lB. Robinson has exchanged with Judge Council and 'will preside, the people of Goldsboro are fond of Judge Robinson and are glad to have him with us. Rev. C J. D. Parker, of Durham, will conduct a series of meetings next week at the Second Baptist church of this city, services at night only. Rev. W. C. Newton will go to Wash ington, D. C, Tuesday to meet his wife and children who have been spending the summer with their parents at Ge neva, N. Y. Mr. Newton will fill his pulpit Sunday at the First Baptist church, subject of morning sermon. "The Birth of the New Man and the New Woman;" subject of evening ser mon: "ine man Who waiKea Dy Sight." Mr. C. E. Dunton will aid the choir at bjth services. Quite an enjoyable evening was spent by the people at the una pel in sa- mundsontown laist night. Music, re freshments and openair addresses by Revs. J. W. R.oee and W. C. Newton. This is the factory district of the city. The enterprising citizens of Mt. Olive are at work in earnest and will have a bank at no distant day. a meet- ng of citizens Thursday night demon strated that fact. Misses Mattie Lee and Mabel Bor den, two of Goldsboro's most popular young ladies and who are known throughout the state, have returned from a several weeks sojourn at the northern resorts very much improved n htalth. Goldsboro, N C, September 10. (Correspandence of the Messenger.) Mrs. Charles Joyce, of Wilson, ar rived to-day on a visit to the family of W. I. Lane. Miss Bessie Wooten, of LaG range, passed through this afternoon for Red Sorinsrs. where she enters school. Frank Bizzell, Mrs. J. W. Bizzell and Miss Emma Barnes, of J. W. Bizzell & Co. millinery and dress goods, left yesterday for the northern markets. Ralph Harvey, Matt Allen, and Lloyd Wooten, of Kinston, and Alex. McDonald, of LaGrange, passed through today for the university. The office buildinr of E. B. Borden, on West walnut street, will be a brown stone front. Work, .on the building is progressing. H. E. Shaw, of LaGrange,. accompa nying his daughter, Mi?3 Phoebe, pass ed through this afternoon for the Rh1 SDrin3 school. There is a growing tendency towards a desire for the reestablishment of the whipping post in North Carolina. Jus tice Broadhurst eays this ought to be a law now especially for benefit of wife beaters. Superior court, September term. Judge W. S. O'B. Robinson presiding, convened, in. a two weeks term here to day. Judge Robinson's cnarge to the jury was an interesting one, showing fine legal acumen. Colonel W. T. Dortch, in the absence of Solicitor E. W. Pou, who is sick, is acting solici tor. There is but one capital cas that of John Butler, colored, charged with burglary. N. L. Smith, of Wilmington, was in town today. J. ,W. Stanley left this afternoon for points in Virginia. Daniel Pate, who resided near the city, died last night after. a brief ill ness. J. E. Stevens has returned from a pleasant visit to Western Carolina. Services at the city churches yester day were largely attended. Especially was this true at the First Baptist church, where Dunbar, the bass soloist, held forth in song. Quite a number of our young folks went out to Scott's vineyard last even ing. Cotton sold today on the local mar ket at 10 cents per pound. Mrs. F. B. Edmund son is convales cent. Her sister, Mrs. Luna Barber, of Raleigh, who has been at her bedside returned home this morning. Rev. F. M. Royali ana Mrs. Royall were in town today. Mr. Royall went to Kinston. where he speaks tonight on the subject of missions. Mrs. Royall went to visit relatives at Iteidsville Superintendent J. L Foust, of the gaded school, will be at the school building every morning this week where he can be found between the hours of 9 a. m. and Ha. m. The building is being remodeled prepara tory to opening on Monday next- The white-washing of the trees - on the grounds is being considered. Were this needed thing done It would pre sent a pleasant effect. Wm. P. Dortch returned home evening. his mends are glad to see W. s. Hood on our streeets after an illness of some weeks. t i. .Brooks, of Smithfield, late stenographer to Solicitor Pou. was in vhj vvj I Mrs. S. T. Movie left today on a visit tne city tooay. LEADING CITIZEN PASSES AWAY Death of Captain J. I rnr Died Far From Home . News. (Correspondence of The zierr Fayetteville. N. C bept.. J" There took place yesterday. fromhiJ residence In the eastern pari vi wc county, the funeral services uri remains of Captain J. P. Robertson. who. After years of declining health. died of heart trouble; aged about 72 years. On account of his delicate physical condition, the last twenty-five years of the life or tne ueceaseu were passed, in the tranquil pursuits of the rarm. dui in tae irime w hood he was potential in the indus trial progress of North Carolina. Grad uating with distinction from the-Virgin! militaiy institute. Captain Rob ertson was for sometime chief en gineer of the Wilmington. Columbia and Auguta Railroad Company, and subsequently xerformed satisfactorily the onerous duties of the same re sponsible post with the Western Coal Fields Railroad Company, afterwards the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Rai road CYmplany. Captain Robertson married Miss Km ily Evans, of an influential family of this section, who survives him, with four children Joseph and Jane Rob ertson, Mrs. Thos. Gibson and Mr. Price, the latter engaged in misionary work with her husband In Japan Mr. HuUiuist. a northern man w came :o this city last year and estab .'ished himself in nu-rcnant tailoring, died at his rt-siuence on Hay streo: on Saturday evening, after much suf fering from throat affection. Quiet and courteous in demeanor, aud an exiert in his business, he won the resect of the community, where much sympa thy is felt for his wife and children. Mr. W . l- v,iaiK. vm-v t rated by a stroke of apopiey a ie days since, died this morning. Workmen are now busy on tne jij rover store on upper Hay St., where Messrs. Williams & Burton. vf Durham, will establsh themselveis in wholesale merchandising. Her relatives in this place have re ceived the sad news that Mrs. W. M. Kennedy. f Baltimore, who has jus passed through a critical operation in one of the sanitariums of that city, cannot recover. Mr. Kennedy, native of Fayetteville, moved to Baltimore two or three years ago. and his 'wife before marriage was Miss Mamie Co hen, of New Bern, a devout member of the Baptist church. Yesterday, following out the recom mendation of the American Institute of sacred literature. Rev. W. L. Cun inggim. pastor of Hay Street Metho dist church, preached an able sermon on "The Power of the Bible." It was children's day in the Baptist church, where Rev. S. J. IVrter delivered an address especially to the young peo ple of 'the congregation. Mr. Archibald McDuffie Is paying a visit to relatves here. He has been living for some time in Greenslro. but will make his home in future in Georgia, where he married. Miss Mary MacRae. of Chapel Hill, daughter of ex-Justice J. C. MacRae. will spend a short time here with her many friends. Millions ;iven Away. It is certainly gratifying to tn? pub lic ;o know .f one concern In the unu. who are not afraM to be gnfoi:t lo ti needy and suffering. The proprie tors of Dr King's New . Discovery for Coiisumption. O-ught" and Coid. hay given away over ten million v;riai bot tles of this great raedicin; and huv itf satisfaction of knowing ;i has at s.iUteiy cured thousands of U, casts. Asthma, BronchitJ..-, ii-jirsV-ness hi. J diseases of tl- ' !.. :. Chest ana L 'ns are suie.y --nt ..o o it. Call on it. R. Bellamy, brujrv. and get a free trial bottle. JUu.j size 50c and $1. Every b.'.tJf guaran teed. o- r.ric refunded. Freak Names for Foundling. Freak names for foundlings in this city ended with the recent anti-negro riot in the Tenderloin. The aay after that event two foundlings were taken from "the streets. Superintendent Blair, of the Outdoor Poor department, named one Sarah White and the other Joseph Black. One was christened as a Roman Catholic, the other a Protes tant. The next day the order against circumstantial names was issued and the first name under the new eytem was bestowed upon Irene Brown. A3 a rule, the namrs given have been very conserve. but occasional atroc ities have oeen committed. The one that caused the uproar was the giving of the name Virginia Broiler to a baby found in the sun on the hottest day this month. Rebecca Wet and Julia Sleet are two other names that tell all that is known of the parentage of the little, ones. With the exception of these three. Su perintendent Blair says no child has any reason to complain. He defends Wet and Sleet, but he admitted to a reporter that he had done wrong In naming Virginia Broiler. He added, however: "Almost every child that is healthy is adopted before its two years' residence on Randall's Island is completed. Little Miss Broiler is a fine baby, and will no doubt find a good fos ter parent,, and her name will be changed at once on adoption. "I think the method of naming from circumstances attending their discovery is a good one. It has been in practice for two years. Before I adopted it 1 named them after noted men. We had little Russell Sage. Cornelius Vander- i111, D Kocfcefeller. Richard Cro- ker, William McKinley. Gmver Cleve land and others that made the roster of the infant asylum look like the reg ister of a first-class hotel. Then some body objected to the use of these names." The reporter looked at a list of names. Here are a few of the most un usual: Mary Snow was found on a snowy day. Julia Sleet was found on day when it was sleeting, jane Snow bank lay snugly imbedded In a snow hank when a policeman heard her cris and took her to the city's shelter. It was raining a solid sheet when Rebecca Wet was picked up ia the street, and she was as wet as a fish, Joseph j came into public notice the day the thermometer broke the record last July, and Virginia Broiler's heated hls rr I a. hmisehobl tab. Another peculiar feature of foundling life is that the even-numbered babies are christened Roman Catholics and the odd-numbered odps Protestants. New York Mall and Express. 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