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THE WILMriN ixTOJS MJSJdVGEK. FRIDAY', OCTOBKR 23. LuQO. PHILIPPINE NAVAL STATION 2teT&l Officers pilfer as to Suitable Place Tor Location. "Washington, October 18. Tie ports -which have reached the .navy depart ment are to the effect that Subig bay, in the Philippine Islands, la not a suit able place for locating .an extensive naval station, coaling- station, or navy yards, owing to limited depth of water. Naval opinion has been .divided for some time as to the relative merits of Manila bay and Subig: bay. The Spanish government spent large sums on Subig bay and it was thought to offer facilities superior, to those of Hanila bay for a permaent naval headquarter. An inquiry as to the relative merits of this and several other points was Instituted some time ago, .and the re ports forwarded through the com mander of the Asiatic station are not favorable to Subig bay, holding that it has disadvantages similar to those urged against Manila bay. Several other points are suggested as offering Kood sites for stations or yards, includ ing Iloilo and Olongpo. Naval Constructor Ilobson has taken a different view, however, aifrl has pre- sented a plan for an extensive naval establishment on Subig bay. In view of the differences of opinion, it is probable that a naval board will be named to pass uoon the several points .nd select ''the one most avail able for: a station. RELEASED FROM MEXICAN PRISON Golden, the American, Proven Inno cence of the Charge of Murder. "Washington. October IS. The state department has received a dispatch from Vice -Consul Carroll at Monterey, Mexico, saying that Hunter F. Golding, an American citizen, who was recently sentenced tc a term of eight yeace. im prisonment in a Mexican penitentiary, has been released from custody. Golding was employed as a brakeman on a Mexican railroad and was con victed of complicity in the death f .a (Mexican who was stealing a ride on his train, by throwing him off the car. jA. re-hearing of rthe case developed the fact that Golding had nothing to do with ejecting the man from the train. The sentence of the lower court was, therefore, reversed and the supreme court, to which an appeal was made, gave him his freedom. A pathetic incident in connection with the case was the death of Geld ing's son while he was imprisoned. Through the inter-cession of a Mrs. Dodge, an American, ilie father was allowed to attend his burial, for which he was deeply grateful. Golding is of a well known Virginia family and Sen ator Martin of that state has evinced a warm interest in his case. CAPTAIN STREETER ACQUITTED Chicago Lake-Front Squatter Free of Charfee of Conspiracy to Kill Chicago, October 18. Captain George Wellington Streeter and eeven co-defendants whose attempt to hold filled in land, on the fcike front last summer resulting in the mobilization of the po lice force of this city and the wound ing of two persons, "were today declared "not guilty" of conspiracy to commit murder. A charge df unlawful assemblage still remains against the "squatters," as well as1 a number of civil suits. Streeter laid claim to valuable land, which, having been formed by dump ing refuse, is not officially recognized os "existing'. The tract is .now valued at several million dollars. Features of London Police The London policeman tidy, intel ligent, courteous, statuesque is one of the institutions of 'the metropolis the American visitor fails to remark with favor. The metropolitan force consti tutes a great army of .sturdy young men 15,000 gianlts of an average age f 25 years and an average height of 5 feet 10. They are paid ja maximum Wage of $8 a week. Their dignified re serve is indicative of the tradition of the force, which stands as a monu ment ito the organizing genius of Sir Robert Peel. Mark Twain paid the London police a tribue at the American society dinner (here on the Fourth of July. He sighed, he said, that he was not one of them. "I want to stand in the miiddle of the street," Twain dryly twanged. "I want to known .that no cabman or truck driver dares to run me down. I wanlt to Stand out there and hold up my right hand and feel that I am paralyzing the commerce of the globe for five minutes." Chicago Record. Frequent Skirmishes "With Boers. London, October 16. Lord Roberts reports from Pretoria, October 15th, as follows: "French started "from Machadodorp towards Heidelberg to clear a part of the country not yet visited by our troops. Mahon, commanding the mounted troops, successfully engaged the enemy on October 13th, but our losses were severe, three officers and eight menbeing killed and three offi cers and twenty-five men wounded." Lord Roberts also reports a number of minor affairs, showing that the Boers are still active over a wide field. Cape Town, October 16. The British reentered Bloemhof, near Kimberley. October 14th, unopposed and captured several BoeVrs. The Southern Educational Society Albany, N. T., October 16. Articles of incorporation of the Southern Edu cational Society were filed with the sec retary of state today. It was formed for the advancement of the poor, espe cially the poor whites and negroes of the southern states and the improve ment of their social and physical con ditions. The principal office of the so ciety is in New York city and the di rectors are Robert C. Ogden, Charles E. Bigelow, Algernon S. Frizzell, Elgin R. B. Gould. George L. Nichols, of New York city; Alexander Purves. of Hamp-ton.- Va.; William II. Baldwin, Jr., Al bert Seibert, of Brooklyn; Lewis B. Franklin, of Flushing, and Louis G. Myers, of Summit, N. A Powder Mill Explosion Removes everything in sight; so do drastic mineral pills, but both are mighty dangerous. Don't dynamite the delicate machinery of your body with calomel, croton oil or aloes pills, when Dr. King's New Life Pills, which are gentle as a summer breeze, do the "work perfectly. Cures Headache, Constipation. Only 25 cents at R. R. Bellamy's Drug Store. MINERS STRIKE AND POLITICS Why the Owners Gave In Ilanna's Ef forts to Settle the Tronble Chicago, October 18. Chairman Jones of the democratic national committee said todays "The settlement of the miners strike indicates clearly the .fact that the trusts are beginning to -have a whole some regard for public-opinion. They would not have, yielded to the demands of the men except froma fear that the consequences might be disastrous to the administration which is the friend of the trusts, .This public opinion will not be lost. It means. that the trusts are themselves afraid of the people and is a hopeful sign -for democracy." At republican national committee headquarters, Secretary Heath, stated that some weeks before the strike was ordered Chairman Hanna was request ed by a delegation headed by President Mitchell to try to effect a settlement of the miners grievances. Mr. Hanna informed the delegation that he was glad to hear from them and that he would coneutt with the mjne owners so as to be informed on both sides of the situation. After doing so, he con cluded that nearly all of the claims of the miners should be .allowed. The principal object of Mr. .Hanna's last visit to New York, Mr. Heath said. was to consult with the mine owners and railroad officials and he then se cured a promise that they would agree to substantially all of tbe miners de- mancs. EXPERTS ON THE STAND In the Patrick-Rice Check Forsrery Investigation. New York, October IS. Preliminary proceedings In the Rice case were re sumed today before' Magistrate Brann. The accused are Albert T. Patrick and Charles F. Jones. The -charge Is forg lirg the name of William 31. Rice to a check for $25,000 in Patrick's favor on the banking house of Swenson & Sons. of this city. Waiter O. Wetherbee, who was on the stand yesterday, was cross examin ed by Lawyer House for the defense. He said that he would not swear that the $25,000 check was not igned by Rice, but in his opinion it was not. James A. Baker, Jr., the next witness said that he was Rise's private coun sel. He told of his getting some papers from Patrick. These wore the alleged forged checks, one for $2o.000 and the other for $65,000. The checks were given him voluntarily by Patrick, he said. In witness' judgement the signa tures were not those of William M. Rice. William J. Kinsley, the first hand writing expert for the prosecution was next called. He said the signatures to the checks for $25,000 and $65,000 were not written in the same hand that wrote the signatures of the standards of comparison submitted to him. Under the cross examination of Mr. House, Expert Kinsley stated that h was employed by Captain Baker. He had made no arrangements with Cap tain Baker as to compensation, but It was understood with Gerard, of the law firm of Bowers & Sands that It would be from $50 to $100 per day. D. M. Cavalho, the next expert wit ness, declared that the signatures to the disputed checks for $25,000 and $65,- 000 were forgeries. Mr. Cavalho said in reply to Mr. Crossman, of counsel for the accused, that the forgeries were the work of an unskilled forger. In the initial letter of the signature in the $65,000 check the witness testified hav ing found strong evidence of dry pen tracing." TIIE YOUTSEY TRIAL Evidence Furnished and Argument Begun Youtsey no Better Georgetown, Ky., October 18. The Youtsey trial is drawing rapidly to a close. All the testimony is in, the in structions have been given the jury and the speeches are being made. A verdict is expected by tomorrow after noon. There is no improvement in Yout- sey's condition though he is not any worse today. Now and then the paroxysms return and for an hour af terwards he is much worse, but is still able to rally, showing remarkable vi tality. Opinion here as to the Verdict is divided, some thinking it will be guilty, while others believe in acquittal or a hung jury . Supposed Bride Regretted H Marriage. The funniest incident that has hap pened in the court house in a Ion gtime took place Tuesday morning, when a disconsolate woman appeared and said that she had been married yesterday afternoon and now she wanted to take it all back. She was drunk when she did it, she said, and it was truly a case of "marry in haste ana repent at leis ure." She thought that considering the fact that the marriage contract had been in force only twenty-four hours it could be taken off the books with one swipe of the pen just as well as not. Finally, in order to make sure about the matter, the record was examined. No such name as the woman gave could be found. "It's all a mistake," Clerk Erwin told her; "your friends told you you had been married Just for a joke." The woman's face was overspread with smiles in an instant. "Are you sure?" she said. "I'h awfully glad. because I would not be married to that man for anything." Asheville Citizen. The Dahlgren Uninjured Washington, October 18. A telegram j department todav from Lieutenant M a srn in chartre at the Nevroort TYirr fn-n saying that the Dahlgren, one of the torpeao ooats in collision .yesterday, which afterwards went on the flats in Newport harbor, has been floated un injured. He said nothing of the condi tion of the Craven, which had her bow smashed in. Boers Cut Railways and Telegraph Pretoria. October IS. The Bors nro daily tearing up portions of Ithe rail road and cutting the telegraph and telephone wires. Their attacks? ar in tolerable. The linesmen cannot leave the garrisoned points without consid erable escort. The enly remedy seems to be to corral all the bunrhers and deport them, as apparently none car. oe trusted. Lawyer Patrick's Trial. New York. October 16. The nrplim- inary hearing of Lawyer Albert Pat rick and Valet Charles F. Jonps was resumed todav in th rvn tor Street jpolice court. Further testimony was "dru ienamg to show that the signa ture tO the ohMr TV-a a Tl. - - w ww Ul IklVC. the hearing went over until tomorrow. DIRTY CAMPAIGN WORK The Low Methods to Which, the Re publicans Are Forced Chicago, October -IS. Senator Jamei K. Jones, chairman of the democratic national committee, today made the following- statement: "It has been the fashion for the re publicans for some .years to denounce democrats as anarchists, revolutionists and the like, and the republican party seems to have a . monopoly of revolu tionary suggestions, just now. "We see a secretary of the treasury in an effort to 'disturb the business of the country for the political effect, sug gesting that Mr. -Bryan, In case of his election, would deliberately evad the law with a purpose as unstatesmanlike and unpatriotic .as his own In making this suggestion. Fortunately Mr. Bryan has been before the public Icrg enough for everyone to know that these false pretenses are among his weapons,, and suggestions of this kind excite contempt. "But worse than this is the fact that other men, who should despise such pretenses, affect to believe that In case Mr. Bryan shall be elected he will pack the supreme court for purposes of his own. 'Can It be possible that men themselves actually contemp'aw such revolutionary methods in case McKlnley Is elected? Certainly no such revolutionary schemes have been advocated or even suggested by any democrat of whom I have ever heard. There is nothing in any democratic platform or in the utterances of any assemblage of democrats or of any single leading democrat to suggest such an Idea. These suggestions originate only with republicans and seem to show when once the party has aban doned the principles of the constitu tion, to what extraordinary lengths Its extreme members are likely to o. This manifestation Is or .Itself a strong argument for a return to a strict ob servance of the constitution and of ihn democratic doctrine of a conservative and honest government. "I repeat that there is nothing In any democratic utterance upon which thi3 fear of attack, upon the supreme court can be found. The construction put on the expressions In the democratic plat form of 1896 which were perverted and misconstrued as a basis for such charges was unwarranted and untrue. No such purpose ever entered the mindT of any democrat, but the leading idea with democrats everywhere is to re turn to the principles of the constitu tion and to "faithfully administer the laws as written." A Smootbo Swindle A 'prominent Barton county farmer was made the victim of a smooth, al though by no means new, swindle re cently, though whoch he was worked for $375. Several weeks ago a man claiming to be a real estate dealer ap proached thd farmer with a proposition for the purchase of his land. An offer of $50 was paid down to bind the bar gain, the "purchaser" giving a Car thage address on his departure. Some days afterward another farm seeker came along and offered $65 an acre for the same land. Of course the owner wanted to sell to the second man at the higher figure, although he had tied himself in a pre vious contract. So he wrote the "Car thage" dealer with reference to a can cellation of his contract and after some dickering succeeded in persuading the latter to accept $400 in cosh in lieu of the privilege of buying at the $50 rate. Then he was ready for the $65 man. BBut strangely enough, he had disap peared, and so, it was shortly after ward discovered, had purchaser No. . Then the farmer began to appreciate that he had been swindled. He at once began a hot search for the artists who had separated him from his cash; but, of course, their apprehension, to say northing of the recovery of any of the money, is well nigh hopeless. Kansas City Journal. Ills Life Was Saved. Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citizen of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonder ful deliverance from a frightful death. In telling of it he says: "I was taken with Typhoid Fever, that ran into Pneumonia. My lungs became hard ened. I was so weak I couldn't even sit up in bed. Nothing helped me. I expected to soon die of Consumption, when I heard of Dr. King's New Dis covery. One bottle gave great relief. I continued to use it, and now am well and strong. I can't say too much in its praise." This marvellous medicine Is the surest and quickest cure In the world for all Throat and Lung Trouble. Regular sizes 50 cents and $1.00. Trial bottles free at R. R. Bellamy's Drug Store; every bottle guaranteed. Sick Soldiers In the Steerage London, October 19. The Morning papers express indignation at the dis covery that the admiral Is sending home a dozen invalid Australian troop ers, who were attacked with entric fever, in the steerage. A charity fund has been wired to Gibraltar, where the troopers have been recuperating, to ensure their transfer to the second cabin. nispano-American Congress Madrid, October 18. The cabinet has decided to postpone the re-open-Ing of the cor tea until November 20th on account of the Hispano-American congress which meets November 12 th and lasts until November 20th. The Spanish government will take an ac- tive part in the congress and an ex ceptional reception will be given to the official delegates from the Central and South American republics. Yellow Fever on the Increase Havana, October 18. Yellow fever is increasing here. It is said that there is not one block in the city but has contributed from one to seventeen cases. If there is no improvement there will soon be an exodus from here. Frank W. Hayes, the general mana ger of the Havana branch of the North American Trust Company, who is suf fering from yellow fever, is very low, and Mrs. Hayes has been Isolated with him. Chief of Police Shot. Fitzgerald, Ga., October 16. Chief or Police Herman Smith was dangerously wounded last night by "Kid" Henry, a negro, while making an arrest of a dozen or more drunken negroes. Hen ry was captured this morning, with the chiefs revolver in his pocket. He was taken to Irwinville for safe-keeping. Several of the negroes concerned in the affair have been locked up here. Owing to the talk of lynching. Mayor Wilson appointed a number of extra policemen who are now on duty and he is acting as chief of police. General Linares has been gazetted as Spanish minister of war and general Azzarraga as president of the senate. HEW YORK'S NEW BRIDGE A Mile and Three-Qaartera Long To . Cost 912000,000. No 2etter illustration of the rapidity with "which the art of bridsre construc tion kas been advancing in this country could be obtained than will be present ed by these two bridges of almost equal dimensions, standing only a mile apart. The Brooklyn bridge is, comparatively speaking, a new structure. It was ox enad for traffic In 1&S4. Neverthe less the new pan. while built on the same principle, will be very different in gaoeral appearance. The contrast that will appeal most strikingly to the eye in a. comparison of the two structures will be In the ap pearance of the great toners carrying the cables on which the bridge rests. In the Brooklyn bridge these towers are of .solid masonry ror their rull height, and their dimensions bring home to every beholder an idea of solidity and strength. Firm as the eternal hills whence we came, they seem to say. In the nevr bridge the masonry piers will extend only a short distance above the water. The towers will be of skeleton steel construction. Slender and open, springing' away to the height of 235 feet, they will look light and fragile beside the solid stone of the other bridge. But steel plates and angles are as durable as masonry, much cheaper, more elastic and easier to erect. Of the Brooklyn bridge, the towers weigh five times as much as all the rest of the structure together. Of the Bast River bridge they will weigh about the same as the main span. The substitution of steel for stone in bridge work Is an Ameri can development. It has made Ameri can bridges the lightest and cheapest In the world. Next to the towers the most unique feature f the new bridge will be u. great stiffening truss which will extend from pier to pier. In the past one diffi culty with suspension bridges has been the swaying of the main span, true to the force of the winds or the shocks in cident to traffic. The truss will pre vent this, will give stability to the structure and will relieve the strain which otherwise would come upon the towers and cables. It will be of steel. 45 feet high, a great metal fence along each side of the bridge roadway. The work of building the East River bridge may be said to have begun In 1892, when' the charter for It was grant ed. It was not until three years later, however, that the plans were com pleted and the legal difficulties cleared away. Then the cities of New York and Brooklyn, at that time two differ ent municipalities, took up the matter and turned it over to a commission which has had it In charge since that time. In the spring of 1897 the work of actual construction was begun and has since gone steadily on. The con struction of the bridge began, as one might naturally suppose, with the lay ing of the foundations. But these have been built, contrary to natural suppo sition, from the top downward. The task of carrying the foundation to bed rock, beneath the water and mud of the- river has been accomplished by caissons such as are now used in all un derwater work of this nature. The tops of the four masonry piers of the completed bridge are to be 23 feet above high water. The towers will rise above them to the height of 335 feet, or 60 feet higher than those of the Brooklyn bridge. The object in having loftier towers is to give a sharp er deflection to the cables carrying the bridge platform than there is in the older bridge. The main span of the bridge will be supported by four cables, each one 18 inches in diameter. The strands of the cable are to be three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter, and 68.000 of them will be required to make one of the big supports. Each separate wire has a sustaining power of two and one- half tons, which makes the full cable strength equal to a strain of 170,000 tons. The cables will pass over the tops of the steel towers on great sliding sad dles. Their weight and that which they will carry will be held in position by immense anchorages placed between 500 and 600 feet back of the bridge piers on each shore. These anchorages are of masonry, 100 by 150 feet, and to gether will weigh when completed 160, 000 tons, or 13 times as much as the main span of the bridge itself. The new bridge will be a mile and three-eighths in length, 135 feet above the water in the center and 118 feet wide. It Is intended to carry two ele vated railroad tracks, four surface car tracks, carriage ways, foot and bicycle paths. It is estimated that the cost of the bridge proper will be $7,500,000, but with the expense of appoaches the cost will more nearly reach $12,000,000. Earl W. Mayo In Ainslee's. SUICIDE OF THOMAS F. LANE In the Presence of Ills Daughter, Sen ator Blackburn's Son-tn-Law Blows Out His Brains. Washington, October 16. Thomas F. Lane, son-in-law of ex-Serator Black burn, committed 'suicide at his home here last night. Mr. Lane entered the house about 11 p. m and shot him self in the presence of his little daugh ter while his wife was resting on a couch in an adjoining room. Death was almost instantaneous. Mr. Lane was the American representative of the London ordnance firm of Vickers Sons and Maxim. He was well-4to-do, prom inently connected and a familiar fig ure in Washington society. It is said he was driven to the act by brooding over his ill-health. He was told some time ago he had Bright's disease and he allowed the matJter to prey upon his mind. His wife, who was Lucile Blackburn, had a narrow escape from death by a pistol wound about three years agr. The Lanes were then living at the Ho tel Wellington. Mr. Lane was out of town much of the time, and Mrs. Lane kept a loaded revolver in her bureau drawer. One night she was found in her room with a bullet wound in her breast and It was explained by the family that in taking some laces from the drawer the pistol had been lifted up, and falling on the hammer, ex ploded. She lingered between life and death for eome time, but ultimately recovered- The shock of lasft night's tragedy completely prostrated her and she is now under the constant care of a physician. Senator Blackburn was in Hagers town, Md., last night when the news of the suicide reached him He had been on a campaign tour of the state. He left as eoon as possible for Wash ington and it is likely that the occur rence will force him to abandon any further work in the campaign.. Brooklyn wins the chamtionshiD and Chronicle-Telegraph trophy, having de feated Pittsburg again yesterday. NORTH CAROLINA. There is one case of typhoid fever- at Greensboro normal. The enrollment at Wake Forest is now 290. It is expected to reach 330 be fore commencement. The Louisburg tobacco fair Is in full blast. The queen of the carnival Is Miss Lucy Clifton. dowa by a blow on the head with a stick. Captain Smith's cap was cut through by the force of the blow and he was badly bruised on the forehead. He soon recovered from the injury. Durham Sun: Major W. A. Guthrie left this morning for Greensboro and other points, to make some epeeches. He is starting out upon a canvafa that will la. ?verai days. Kennie Mclver, a white man aged 35 years, was shot and killed at Sanford by Mr. J. P. Scott, special policeman. Town Marshal Jetty was also cut. Scott is In custody. There are many theories about the origin of the diffi culty. Reidsvill Review: It Isold that in some sections of Rockingham the voters are almost unanimously In favor -of Simmons for the senate. We know of one section which is said o be almost solid for Cam North Carolinians In New York are organizing a eociety. The committee on preliminary organization is com posed of W. H. Fuller. Joseph H. Strange. D. L. Halgh. George Gonton Battle and Lindsay Russell. Laurinburg Exchange: Last Mon day morning Mr. Colin McCbrmac. son of Mr. Nathaniel McCormac, was caught in some shafting while at work In a mill near John Station, and so badly mangled that it is feared he can not recover. Clinton Democrat: Mr. John Bass went over in Pender cdunty, by invi tation, to go deer hunting, last week. He shot three times, killing a deer at each shot. He killed two one day and the next. The last one was a fine buck that weighed 178 pounds drttssed. Raleigh News and Observer: Prof. Noble was here yesterday. "I've had a good time in your schools here," said he as he got on the train to go back to Chapel Hill. "Raleigh has as gooa schools as any city in the state, and the buildings for comfort, ventilation and light are not surpassed anywhere." Durham Herald: News reached the city last night of the dtath of Mr. J. B. Mason, Sr.. of Chapel Hill. He died suddenly late yesterday afternoon, but further particulars could not be ob tained. Mr. Mason was one of the most prominent attorneys in middle North Carolina and was well known through out the state. He was about 56 yeas of age. Sanford Express: The 142nd annual meeting of the Sandy Crtek Associa tion is being held at Cobl Springs near here this week. It is said that this is the second oldest Baptist association in the United States. This association embraces portions of Alamance, .Chat ham, Moore and Randolph counties. The association mt at Cool Springs just twenty years ago. Charlotte Observer: A gentleman who was on the Southern's pasenger train No. 7, last Sunday night, Inform ed an Observer reporter yesterday of a murderous attack on Captain J. L. Smith, the conductor of the train. The train left High Point on time, coming south, and had proceeded several miles when it was found that Captain Smith was not on the cars. The train went back to High Point, where it was dis covered that just as the conductor was about to step on the platform of the departing train a ruffian knocked him Charlotte News: Colonel Wm. G. Morris died yesterday at his home in Gaston county, aged about 70 years. Deceased was one of the beet and most useful men of the county. When the war broke out between the state Colo nel Morris left Gaston as captain of his company. He was soon made ma jor and afterwards lieutenant dolonel of his regiment, theThirty-seventh North Carolina, "and a brave soldier," said Mr. M. P. Pegram of him today, "never lived." Mrs. Stonewall Jack son was operated on at the Church Home in Baltimore Tuesday for neu ralgia of the face. The nerve just over the right eye, which has caused suf fering was removed. Physicians at the home report Mrs. Jackson as having passed a good night and being very comfortable. Clarkton Express: Lewis Moore had the misfortune on last Saturday of having his ankle wrenched out of joint while hold of an unruly mule. A ne gro breakman got his arm broken cou pling cars here last Saturday which is the second accident to car couplers here Within a few weeks. Mr. M. S. Dove, of . Bladenboro town ship, planlted 62 colon seed of the Peter kin variety two years ago last spring. This year hie raised from the Increase a 550 pound bale of cotton. . He wishes to Inquire of hils neighbors what they have to say about it. Tobacco did you say? The Clarkton warehouse, took the $50 prize at the Danville tobacco fair last week. This prize covers the territory of South Carolina and east ern North Carolina. The tobacco sold at a dollar a pound. Laurinburg Times: Lb ham Green, one o f the oldest and most highly respect colored men In this community, died on Saturday morning East, after an ill ness of only a. few days. "Uncle Isham," as he vras familiarly known, had a large number of friends among the white people, and as a mark of re spect a number of his white friends at tended the funeral which took place in the colored Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon. By special request Rev. M. T. Plyer, of the Methodist church, conducted the services. Rev. J. A. Savage, who had beie-n his pastor for a number of years, attested to the high character of the deceased, and said that he had always 'been faithful to his church. Uncle Isham was about 75 years of age, and has voted the democratic ticket ever since, he was emancipated. Raleigh News and Observer: Gov ernor Russell has been invited by Gov ernor Candler, of Georgia, to be his special guest on confederate Veterans' day at the Southern Inter-state Fair. Ceremonies, complimentary to General Wheeler, are to take place on thi3 day. As the date conflicts with the opening of the state fair here, Governor Rus sell cannot attend. Governoi Rus sell on Monday pardoned a ne gro coi vlct named Y'ill May, who was sent up fiom Stanly county f.'.r seven y tars on a charge ol larceny and burning thr jail. May was at the Northampton farm whe.-. i.e was noti fied of his pardon. He has served near ly five years of his seven years sen tence, having been sent up on Febra- ary IS, IS? 6. Mr. Daniel's letter from Chicago: If F..yan fails to carry Illi nois, there is : aching In political sign?. Everything ;o!nts to his receiving the gr-u-st r- jorily ever giver, to a can didal? in Cook county. In 1SS6 M-.-Kinleys majority in Cook county was 71,677. This year the republicans do not expect to carry It at all. The most they hope to do 1b to "break even." The democrats on the other hand talk about a majority for Bryan of from 40. 000 to 60,000. STATE PRESS. Colonel Waddell is one of the fore most orators in the state and the peo ple should not fall to hear him. Stan ford Express. Mr. Bellamy is fast taking rank among not only the most energetic but one of the able members of congress from this state. Maxton Scottish Chief. In point of ability Mr. Jarvis prob ably outclassed any and all of his. op ponents, but the odds were against him and he has done the proper thing. Durham Herald. We must say that ex-Governor Jar vls"s letter of withdrawal is as square and frank a note as has been written in North Carolina politics for some time. Greensboro Telegram. When a man Insists that the money question is the paramount Issue this year. It is a good Idea to see what re lation he sustains to some trust, or what office he holds down, or after. Winston Journal. No man in the entire political hlstory of North Carolina has been so much abused as Mr. Simmons, but until he aspired to represent hn state In the senate of the United Str.tes. this abue of him was confined to the fusionists. Wadesboro Messenger. But. friends, let us not talk and work on this foregone and conclusive dem ocratic senatorshlp and let the state and congress go wrong. It is of vast more Important to us whether or not Bryan and Kitchin shall bo elected. Warrenton Record. Colonel Waddell has some warm friends here, among our older citizens who have never forgotten his recla mation of this congressional district by hls defeat of Colonel "Dockery. which seemed impossible at the beginning of his brilliant and heroic canvass. He has also rendered valuable service to the party in its recent struggles. Rockingham Anglo-Saxon. Let that legislature b? counted lost that has not before It some new-county scheme. For many years the Scotland county bill occupied the attention of each succeeding general assembly, and the last one settled It. Now the Mount Olive Advertiser speaks of a new coun ty' which should be formed from por tions of Wayne, Duplin and Sampson counties with Mount Olive as the coun ty seat. A good thing for Mount Olive but likely to arouse the opposition of the counties that are to be carved up. Raleigh News and Observer. The republicans are striving hard to scare the money classes Into putting up a mammoth corruption fund with the cry that free silver Is the real is sue In this campaign, and that If Rry an succeeds all sorts of calamitous events are sure to come to the "busi ness interests" of this country. Many of these same people were saying Just before Mr. .ryan was nominated that if he would only declare that McKln ley's imperialism was the paramount Issue, and not press free silver too much to the front, there could be no sort of doubt about his election and McKInley's defeat. Asheville Cltlzim. A Crude Mold. In view of the eheapntrss of labor In China and the expertnesis required by the workmen in some of the manufac tauring industries, many articles can be produced cheaper than were ma chinery employed. An illustration of o fthe low cost of prod uction In that country is seen in the making" of sheet lead for chipping tea, the loutput of which Ia of large proportions. Every one of these sheets Is made In the most primitive fashion. A large brick .in provided the size of the nheet of lead to be made, arai this brick In covered wfth Itwo or three shcetw of papvr. On this paper the molten lead is poured, and another brick la placed on top, which flattens the lead to the requir ed size and thinm. Death of Vice Consul RasrHdalo Washington, October 18. The state department has received a report from the consul at Nagasaki of the death at that place on September 13th of B. v Ragsdale, vice counsel and marshal of the consular court at Tien Tsin. China. Mr. Ragsdale was a resident of Santa Rosa, Cal. He had gone from Tien Tsin to Nagasaki in July for the ben efit of his health. Lynched tor Criminal Assault. Macon, Ga., October 16. Frank Hardemann. a tramp negro, was lynch ed at Welleton early this morning for ajsaulting Mrs. B. H. Pier son. the wife of a Baptist preacher. The woman and three small children were in the room at the time and rained an alarm. The negro buried himself in a cotton patch, . but was found and lynched. His body was hung by the sidV of the railroad in view of passengers On th Florida's Orange Crop. Jacksonville. Fla., October 16. A con servative estimate of Florida's orange crop this year places the yield at 1.000 boxeis. An extra large yield will be had in Mnnntp T Hll-vr-ni trh anA TVw.t f LFJ W counties. The groves br In hwiJthv condition and in two weeks the fruit win Degin to be marketed. Before the freeze in 1895, when the yield was 5. 000,000 boxes, they sold at 50 cents, but $2.00. OMW, Genuine Cartels Little Liver Pills, Must Dear Signature of 5ee Fac-Slmlle Wrapper Below. err to take as roax. CARTER'S FOB HEADACHE. 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