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THE vTHilUCIG-TOB IliLSSILiTe:
TO OPEN THINGS WIDE
THE ELKS' CARNIVAL COMMITTEE MET
Sub-Committees Appointed and the
Whole Shooting Match to Go to
Work at Once to Arrance tor the
Blar Attraction Wllmlncton Is to
Have In October. .
The Elks' executive committee, which
has in hand the arrangements for the
grand carnival and street fair to be
held in Wilmington during the third
week in October, met last night at the
Elks' Temple to set the ball in motion
for this magnificent attraction. Past
Exalted Ruler Ruler II. j. Gerken,
chairman of the committee, presided,
and Ma, Thomas II. Wright, the sec
retary, was prose nt. There -was a large
attendance of the members of the com
mittee and enthusiasm ran high.
The committee having closed the con
tract for thi great Bos tock-Ferrari
aggregation to be here during the car
nival week, met to appoint sub-committees
so they can grease up the
axles and run the arrangements red
hot from now till the carnival opens.
The Elks propose to open things wide
and will get a hustle on them to make
the affair the most stupendous thing in
the history of Wilmington.
The first step to take in the arrange
ments is to secure low railroad rates
from all points in North Carolina, South
Carolina and Virginia, s the transpor
tation committee will get a hump on
itself today. They will call on the rail
road authoritir- today and it can be
predicted that the railroad people will
do the right thing.
At the meeting of the executive com
mittee last night it was decided to or
der 15,000 carnival buttons. The but
tons will be ordered at once and
they will get here in about tend days
when they wi'l be distributed. They
will also be stuck on everybody who
comes in or goes out of the city.
It is desired to make the carnival a
great success and no efforts will be
spared to make it a big thing for our
city. It can be made a harvest for the
merchants as well as a benefit to the
Elks, and no doubt the merchants will
enter into the affair with great hearti
ness and enthusiasm. The Elks will
need their assistance, and when the
soliciting committee starts out in a few
days, they should be cordially and
heartily greets"! and turned away with
liberality. The carnival will be held
at a time of year when the farmers
will have their crops in hand and will
have money if they ever will have it.
To get them here, therefore, means
that it will sive them the opportunity
to make their purchases and help the
merchants to do a big business.
Our business men should run over
each other to get to the soliciting com
mittee, and they should overwhelm
them with generous subscriptions.
Besides the $3,000 guarantee which
the Elks made to get the famous Bos-tock-Ferrari
attraction, they will have
an additional expense of about $2,000.
They will have to furnish 400 incan
descent electric lights and 16 arc lights
to light up the features of the street
fair and will have to furnish lumber
for fourteen exhibition booths. An ex
pert will be here a month before the
fair to direct the building o f the
Let everybody get ready to help the
Elks make the carnival the most mag
nificent affair and the greatest success
of all occasions from the first settle
ment of Wilmington down to this cen
tury. .inmped from a Train
Mr. Linberry, a drummer for a broom
factory, met with an accident yester
day that may result in his death. He
came down on the excursion train from
Rockingham and when it was passing
Pembroke, the junction with the Atlan
tic Coast Line, he jumped off. The
train did not stop there but slowed
down and was running at the rate of
fifteen miles an hour when he made the
leap. He struck the ground and was
unconscious when by-standers reached
Dr. H. W. McNatt, of Maxton, a Sea
board Air Line surgeon came down to
Pembroke on the regular passenger
train and dressed his wounds. He was
considerably bruised up and his injuries
were found to be quite serious- The
doctor was not able to say whether he
was fatally hurt or not and cannot do
so till he can observe what the devel
opments are today.
Amassed a Fortune In Alabama
Mr. W. M. Carney, a native of Bruns
wick county, who left North Carolina
forty-six years ago for Alabama, has
been here and in Brunswick county
visiting relatives. He returned yester
day to his home at Atmore, Ala.
Mr. Carney was a poor lad when he
went to Alabama but he has amassed
a fortune estimated at $250,000. He
came out of the Confederate army a
poor man but he engaged in the naval
stores business and made money when
prices ranged high. Of late years he
has done a large and successful busi
ness as a lumber manufacturer. He
also merchandises and farms on a large
scale. He is a large land owner and
practically owns the town of Atmore,
where he has an extensive saw mill
Mr. Carney is a brother of Mr. R. E.
Carnev, of Columbus county, and he
has two sisters and a nephew residing
in Wilmington Mrs. Sallie Hargrove,
Miss Mary Carney and Mr. J. G. Car
ney, formerly on the police force.
LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE.
The Southern Hell Company Is Head
ing Towards Wilmington New Year
Will Probably Pat Wllininetou In
Talking Connection With New York.
The Southern Bell Telephone and
Telegraph Company is gradually putt
ing in a long distance telephone sys
tem throughout North Carolina. Re
cently a line was completed to Greens
boro and Winston, putting them in
connection with Washington, Balti
more, New York, Atlanta and other
great cities. The company Is also
building a line between Spartanburg,
S. C, and Asheville. N. C.
From Winston-Salem a large force
is building a line by way of Raleigh,
Durham and other points to Goldsboro
That line will be complete! by Decem
ber 1st and then it is contemplated to
extend ii to Wilmington. The company
guarantees good commercial service
for 1,350 miles over its long distance
THE CONSTITUTION DEFIED -By
Town Authorities as to Applica
tion of Taxes to School Fund-The
Ralelah Street Improvement Ques
tion Tobacco Trade Lost by Care
Raleigh, N. C, August 20.
Ex-State Treasurer Worth says that
at the next teim of Wake court he will
bring suit against the Baltimore com
pany, which is the surety for W. II.
Martin, his defaulting clerk.
The state superintendent of public in
struction says he is simply amazed at
the defiance of the constitution of some
towns. It is required that all fines im
posed by cities and towns shall go to
the public schools. The authorities of
one town announce thatt rather than
allow their fines to go to the schools,
they will no longer impose any. This
has made the state superintendent very
indignant. Some towns are endeavor
ing in all sorts of ways to compromise,
while the law is express and while the
attorney general decides that there can
be no comproimse.
The state charters the Plant City
Luber Company, of Asheboro, capital
$25,000; C. P. Finch, of Thomasville. and
others, stockholders. The company will
manufacture furniture, also sash, doors,
A tobacco buyer here says it Is not
probable that Raleigh will have any
leaf warehouse during the coming sea
son; that there is no sign of the re
opening of any warehouse. At one
time there were three. Last season
there was only one and sales were very
small. Yet there is more tobacco plant
ed in this county than there was last
year. The tobacco market here has not
been looked after properly.
The proposit:cnto issue $50,000 more
of street improvement bonds here was
lost by a small figure. The chair
man of the street committee, John C.
Drewry, says there will in con
sequence be little or no work done; but
merely protection of old work. He says
seventy-three blocks have been macad
amized, which is about a fifth of the
total. Not a few streets here are as
bad as the ordinary country road. He
says a few of the worst places may be
macadamized. The opponents of the
bond issuse say that the vote is one of
censure of the street committee and
that the latter ought to resign. The
leading opponents say that in that
event they would vote for a bond issue.
Filling is pretty high. There is regret
at the stoppage of permanent improve
ments. White Oak Splits
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
White Oak, August 20..
Rev. Mr. Groves has just closed a
series of meetings at the Methodist
We were all too delighted to have
Presiding Elder John with us Saturday
and Sunday. He delivered two excel
lent sermons on Saturday.
Mr Bennie Melvin left last week to
attend school at Buie's Creek. We
were all sorry to lose him in this school,
for he was one of its "corner stones."
Miss Bessie Cromartie, of Garland,
visited Miss Agnes Anders this week.
Miss Florie Anders, who has been vis
iting friends in Sampson, returned
home last week.
The school here will open the first of
September under the supervision of
Professor W. W. Woodhouse, who
taught here the past two years. He is
expected here this week from his home
Typhoid fever has been very preva
lent in Dr. Anders practice, but as his
patients are convalescent he takes ad
vantage of this and visits his old home
on South river.
UNITED STATES COURT.
List of Jurors Drawn for the Special
Term to Convene In Wilmington on
the First Monday In October.
The following jurors have been drawn
to serve at the special term of the Unit
ed States court which convenes at Wil
mington on the first Monday in next
New Hanover County George R.
Bate. W. H. Yopp, O. Pearsall, Thomas
A. Watson, James Louchlin, C. H. Cas
teen. Scotland County D. B. McQueen, M.
B. Smith, D. H. Smith, S. W. Carter.
Duplin County R. M. Williams,
Hiram Swinson, J. J. Bowden, B. Wal
lace. J. F. Woodward.
Brunswick County Richard Dosher,
John Stanley, J. C. Brooks, H. K. Ru
ark, Linsay Walker.
Cumberland County Joseph W. At
kinson, D. H. Maultsby, Wiley T. Rai
ford, Jonathan Evans, Daniel McNeill
Sampson County J. W. Underwood,
Joel Jones, K. L. Matthews, Jordan
Bladen County Alfred Atkinson, D.
J. Smith, Brate Singletary, Samuel
Pender County E. McMoore, A. E.
Taylor, W. E- Cowan, A. D. Thompson,
Richmond County W. L. Gibson, A.
A. Covington, A. J. Butler, D. M. Mor
Robeson County J. T. Denny, W.
G. McLean, Paul S. Steed, S. Z. Bate
man. Columbus County E. A. Maulstby,
T. S. Stanley, W. D. Wooten, C B.
THE RACE CRUvVDE.
Excitement Still Runs illirli at Pierce
City, Mo., and Nelsrhborlna: Tolnts.
Springfield. Mo., August 21. Pierce
Cits is quiet today although a telephone
message from there says it will be
dangerous for any of the negroes sus
pected of the murder of Miss Wild
to be taken there for a hearing.
Springfield negroes fear that the mob
at Pierce City may be re-formed and
came here after Lark, the porter ar
rested yesterday. The Springfield au
thorities say he could not be taken. A
warrant for Lark, charging him with
cutting Miss Wild's throat, was re
ceived here this morn?ng, but he will
not be given up at this time.
Some one posted a notice in a negro
settlement here last night ordering all
blacks to leave Springfield by Satur
day night, and as a result, the negroes
are greatly excited.
Negro porters are flocking here from
the west. They tried to locate in
Marionville, but were ordered to leave
They hope to gel the railway company
to locate the western end of their di
Tha Kisd Yea Hats Always Bat
Bears tia j4
SENATOR BUTLER A NABOB,
INTERESTED IN ALASKA GOLD MINES
AND GETTING RICH.
He Will Build a Cotton Factory at
Ills Home In the Country Near
Clinton Ex-Governor Rnssell Visits
Clinton In the Fowler-Thomas Con
testOther New Notes.
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Clinton, N. C, August 20.
The rumor that ex-Senator Marlon
Butler and others associated with
him will tulld a cotton fac
tory at Elliott. near Clinton,
has some foundation, it appears
that Butler fca-3 interested western cap
ital and that the stock is all subscribed.
He is turning his attention to business
and is said to Le getting rich in Alaska
mining investments. He recently re
turned from a trip to Alaska and has
now gone back there. He is in close
touch with ex-Senator Pettigrew, who
is said to have given him tips In some
deals that turned out well.
The people of Clinton have secured an
option on the college property here and
will tender it to Wilmington Presby
tery and ask that it be accepted as a
location for the school for boys to be
established by the Presbytery. The
property is conveniently located, em
braces ample grounds, and could not
be duplicated for less than $5,000. Clin
ton feels sure that it will get the school.
Ex -Governor Russel has been here as
counsel in the contested case of Fowler
vs. Thomas, involving the seat in con
gress from the Third district. This is
his first visit to Clinton since his ad
venture with a monkey here in recon
struction days, when he fled the town
to save himself from violence. Some
who then "seeked" the monkey on him
now welcome him back to Sampson,
Verily, many changes are wrought by
The pension law enacted by the last
legislature is a lavish measure if car
ried out to the letter. Sampson county
pays some $7,000 all told to the state in
taxes. The applcations approved for
pensions from this county amount to
$7,000, so if the law is carried out Samp
son should get all her state taxes back
Mrs. Margaret McKenzie, an aged
lady living in the county near here,
has bought and presented to White
Oak Baptist church a cemetery which
she has had enclosed with an iron
fence and appropriately beautified. She
has also had built a hearse and donates
this in connection with the cemetery.
The Clinton tobacco warehouse is
having good sales and prices range
high. There will be a big break here
next Thursday. Several good buyers
Hon. B. F. Grady and family will
soon make Clinton their home. They
will be cordially welcomed by our peo
ple. Mr. Grady has leased his country
home, Hawkhurst, and will live at the
R. J. Williams home here.
Dr. J. A. Stevens, who has been criti
cally ill for several days, has been tak
en to Wilson for treatment. He is re
ported as slightly improved. He has
had a close call and is not yet out of
danger, but it is now hoped he can re
cover. Mr." R. W. Holliday is building a
some dwelling on Fayetteville street.
THE PHILADELPHIA OIL FIRE.
One nnndred Persons Injured by Col
lapse of a Burning: Tank.
Philadelphia, August 21. By the col
lapse of a burning oil tank today at
the Atlantic Refining Company's plant,
Point Breeze, where a fire has been
raging since Monday afternoon, about
100 persons, firemen, employees of the
company and spectators, were more or
less severely burned. Most of the cases
were treated on the ground by ambu
lance surgeons, but a few of them
were considered sufficiently serious to
necessitate the removal of the victims
to the hospitals.
It was shortly after 2 o'clock this
afternoon when the tank careened and
fell, the heavy iron sheathing separat
ing at the seams, precipitating great
qualities of blazing petroleum into
There was a wild stampede among
the people in the vicinity, but many of
them were badly burned by the fiery
spray which fell among them.
Dykes were hastily thrown up by the
firemen and employees of the compa
ny and the blazing fluid was confined
to an area of about two blocks on Pas
sayunk avenue. At one time it was
thought the flames would communi
cate with the purifying house of the
United Gas Improvement Company,
which is separated from the oil works
by a vacant lot. The burning of oil
overflowed the dykes to the lot and only
the most determined efforts saved the
gas company's property. Trenches
were dug and eight lines of hose were
kept constantly playing on the purify
KILLED BY A WOMAN.
A Peddler Attacks Two Women and
Is Killed by One of Them.
Pittsburg, August 21. Robert Nog
ler, a Hebrew peddler was killed toda:
while attacking two women in the home
of Osbourne Woods, No. 12 Camp
street. Mrs Arriel Lees and Mrs. Grace
Woods, who were defending themselves
against the man's assault, are under
arrest, the former on a charge of mur
der, the latter being held as witness.
For a week past Nogler has been seen
trying to enter the Woods house, sev
eral times iate at night. This after
noon, it is alleged, he burst into the
room where Mrs. Woods and her little
son were and made an assault on the
Mrs. Lees, who lives next door, rush
ed in and interposed. The man turned
his attention to her and after following
the women frcm one room to another,
he seized a bread knife, it is alleged,
to cary out his threats of murder. The
women fought frantically in a narrow
stairway. Nogler was stabbed and
staggered to a chair, while the blood
gushed from his nectf He -died before
medical assistance arrived.
Mrs. Lees rushed from the house and
ran a quarter of a mile to the 'office of
Dr. John G. Burke for assistance.
While the doctor was going to the
scene of the killing, the woman went
to her home, hastily changed her clothes
and went down town to meet her hus
band, R. C. Lees, a telegraph operator,
nvho was to so with her to Atlantic
City tonight. She was arrested shortly
afterward. Mrs. Lees made no state
ment to the police.. She and her hus
band came here from Georgia about a
I year ago.
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Gold bora, N. C, August 20.
Mrs. W. K. Parker has left for War-
renton. where her father Is very sick.
Messrs. Hugh and Clem Humphrey
will leave tonight for Buffalo, where
they Intend to stay for awhile.
His many friends are glad to see Mr.
Frank Edmundson out again, who some
time back was so unfortunate as to
have his leg broken by a wild horse.
Mr. Lennie Lewis, who has been
confined to his bed for the past few
weeks is much better and his hosts of
friends hope to have him among them
The rains continue daily and the
farmers are having trouble saving their
T"he fire and water committee of the
board of aldermen this morning made
an inspection tour, examining the
premises of the city property and con
demning several wooden shelters.
The base ball game between Durham
and Goldsboro to be played this after
noon is the center of considerable in
terest, Durham being beaten so badly
yesterday. Claims are being made that
Durham will revenge that record this
The Casino Company, who are mak
ing big preparations on their grounds
two miles north of Goldsboro for the
opening August 29th have made ar
rangements to have the Raleigh gun
club, who will contest with the local
club. The clay pigeons are here. Sev
eral races will also be pulled off. Mr.
D. B. Shaw has been very active in
beautifying the grounds and getting
everything in readiness, devoting
his entire time and attention
to the work. The stock of the corpora
tion is being issued to the stock hold
ers. Goldsboro, N. C, August 21.
(Correspondence of The messenger.)
President Hobbs, of Guilford college,
Is in the city looking after the interests
of his school.
Miss Bertha Watkins, of Wilmington,
spent yesterday here on business.
I regret to chronicle the serious ill
ness of Mr. J. W. Winslow, superin
tendent of the Goldsboro furniture
In a ringing call to the teachers of
Wayne county, Profssor E. T. Atkin
son, superintendent of public instruc
tion, urges every teacher in the county
t be present at the institute to be held
ia Goldsboro begining September 9th
at 9:20 o'clock a. m.
Professor A:kinson has caught the
spirit of a new educational era, devot
ing his time and attention to the
work. We look for the best school rec
ord in the history of Wayne county
The Indian Springs Sunday school
convention will be held at Rhodes'
school house August 31st.
The Free-Will Baptist annual mass
meeting will be held at Union Grove
August 29th. -
Mr. W. F. Brogden will run an ex
cursion to Seven Snrinsrs next Fridav
on the steamer Goldsboro.
There are continued heavy breaks of
tobacco in each warehouse daily. The
farmers seem to be well pleased at the
prices they are receiving.
Sanford a Progressive Town
(Correspondence of The Messenger.)
Sanford, N. C, August 20.
Sanford is a progressive and fast be
coming an up-to-date town. Its popula
tion has rapidly increased during the
last few years . It has splendid rail
way facilities, being situated on the
main line of the Seaboard Air Line and
at the terminus of both the Atlantic
Coast Line and the Southern railways.
Among manufacturing enterprises are
two sash and hlind factories, one cotton
factory, one furniture factory, one ve
neering factory, one brick mill and one
broom factory. It also has a modern
system of waterworks, which are to be
made still more complete by an ex
penditure of $15,000. It will also have,
in the near future, it is expected, a
sewerage system, electric lights, etc.
Fine livery stables, a graded school,
several churches, three hotels, a bank
and many other places of business in
the way of stores, etc., go to make
Sanford a pleasant and convenient place
in which to live.
Just at this time the fundation is be
ing laid for a three-story brick build
ing 70x100 feet for a bank, three store
rooms, ten offices, a society hall and an
auditorium which will be one of the
finest in the state when completed.
Among the places of interest visited
by a Messenger representative was the
Sanford Broom Company, operated by
Messrs. W. W. & N. G. Smith, two of
Wilmington's clever and energetic
young men. They manufacture a high
grade of broomsfirst class in every
respect and they will compare in qual
ities and prices with goods from any
Government Crop Report
Washington, August 20. The weather
bureau's weekly summary of crop con
ditions is as follows:
The temperature conditions of the
week have been favorable, except on
the north Pacific coast, where it has
been excessively warm. The middle
and south Atlantic and east gulf states,
including Tennessee, have suffered from
heavy rains, the south Atlantic and
east gulf states and Tennessee experi
encing damaging winds as well as in
jury from overflows. The greater part
of Texas and portions of the Missouri
and upper Mississippi valiej's and up
per lake region continue to suffer from
A very general improvement in the
condition of late corn is indicated in
the principal corn states.
Gaod rains in Illinois, Indiana and
Ohio have improved the outlook, es
pecially in Indiana, but in other por
tions of the corn belt the greater part
of the early corn has been ruined. The
propitious outlook for corn in the mid
dle Atlantic states and New England
The certral and eastern portions of
the cotton belt have suffered from
heavy rains, while drought has become
more serious over the greater part of
the western districts. In the Carolinas
too rank growth is reported, especially
on stiff lands, and in Georgia, Florida
and Alabama, heavy rains and high
winds have caused Injury, rust and
shedding being quite prevalent. In
Tennessee, Mississippi and portions of
Arkansas, the crop has improved. Cot
ton needs rain throughout Texas, and Is
failing rapidly In the central south and
southwestern portions. Picking is gen
eral in Texas and is beginning over the
south and central portions of the east
Tobacco has sustained Injury from
rains in portions of Maryland, Virginia,
North Carolina and Tennessee, but has
been greatly benefitted In the last nam
ed state, as well as in the Ohio valley
where cutting- Is In progress.
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FACTO .LOADED SII0TGUI! SIIELIS,
I&sst epos Lrricg tbeta, tale do ocLtro aasf f
SUIT AGAINST WESTEBN UNION.
Gross Nec licence Alleged Tonne
Steamboat Captain Stir About Pub
lic Bonds Trial for Abdnctlon-BUr
Correpondence of The Mersengar.)
Fayeieville. N. C. August 20.
On Wednesday, the 14th Inst., Miss
Alice Parker died at Hope Mills, in the
southern part of this county, whereup
on a telegram was forthwith sent to
her brother. D. J. Parker, at Sanford.
This message, he claims, was not de
livered to him until twenty-four hours
after it was received at the Sanford
office: wherefore he brings suit, through
the law firm of Oates & Nimocks.
against the Western Union Telegraph
Company, laying his damages at $2,000.
William Robeson, who has had care
ful training under his father as a mate
on the Cape Fear river, is now Captain
William Robeson, having satisfactorily
passed examination with commenda
tion from the government board. He
is a son of Captain W. A. Robeson, a
well known steamboat commander of
many years service.
There is much looking up of old deeds
by Haymount residents, as the public
road officials have been led to believe
that some property owners along the
highway leading over the hill have en
croached on the public domain. If it is
so they hav3 been "squatters" for
many years, even having built up ter
races and mounds now grass-grown,
and covered with trees and flowers.
Mr. George W. Boney, the railroad
engineer of Rocky Mount the story
or whose seizure of his child and ride
to Clinton was told in The Messenger
will be tried in this city on Friday, 23rd
inst, for abduction.
Last evening there was a large at
tendance of the members of the flour
ishing Cros3 Creek lodge No. 4, I. O.
O. F., when twenty-five were invested!
with the initiatory degree.
A "prominent official" tells the Fay
etteville Observer reporter that he
does not think there are as many blind
tigers as during the dispensary," but
four young white men were on trial
today for being drunk and disorderly
on Sunday, and on the same day five
more boys were staggering In drunk
enness on the streets.
Robert Murchison, a colored man
much liked in the community, fell un
der the market house last night, seis
ed with so violent a hemorrhage of the
lungs that he died before he could be
carried to the office of Dr. McGougan a
few steps away.
The board of county commissioners
has apportioned $223 to Cross Creek
township for public road improvement
and other townships of the county will
receive pro rata assistance.
Rev. Dr. H. G. Hill, of Maxton, has
been given h:s summer vacation by his
churches, and will spend much of his
time in Virginia.
Major J. R. Williams, president of
the Cotton Seed Oil and Fertilizer Com
pany, has returned from a stay of two
months in the sapphire section of
North Carolina, looking in fine health.
Messrs. R. B. King and David Gaster
have gone to Hot Springs, Ark., for
benefit of rheumatism.
Dr. and Mrs. Kennedy are visiting
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Huske on Dick
street. Dr. Kennedy is a member of
the faculty of the university of Nash
ville. Chief of Police Flowers yesterday af
ternoon discovered fire in the cotton
bales on Green street, in front of the
store of Messr3. J. & O. Evans. It was
extinguished without great damage.
The final papers, in the hands of the
attorney, Hon. John G. Shaw, were
made up today for the transfer of the
McCormicks pine lands, amounting to
about $51,000, to the Harnett Lumber
Company, composed of Messrs. W. G.
& J. F. Williams and W. J. Johnson.
RACE CONFLICT FEARED.
Neeroes ot Two Counties or Georgia
Assembling for Armed Resistance.
Atlanta, Ga., August 21 Judging
from a telegram received today at the
executive department from Tatnall
county, a race riot Is imminent in that
and the adjoining county of Liberty.
Governor Candler is visiting relatives
In Alabama and the matter was taken
up by Adjutant General Robertson,
The telegram came from William G.
Worrell, first lieutenant of Company
D, First cavalry, at Hagan. It stated
that 100 armed negroes had rescued a
prisoner from Constable Butler In
Liberty county. Further, it said that
the negroes were gathering from all
parts of that section; they were pur
chasing all accessible arms and ammu
nition and were making grave threats
against the whites.
Adjutant General Robertson wired
the sheriffs of Liberty and Tatnail
counties, but no answer has been re
ceived. TO THE NATIONS OF THE WORI TJ.
1 he President's Invitation to the Lou
isiana Purchase Exposition.
Washington, August 2L The state
department has issued a proclamation
signed by President McKlnley, inviting
the nations of the Tvorld to participate
in the Louisiana purchase exposition,
to be held at St. Louis in 1S03. The
"I do hereby invite all the nations
of the earth to take part in the com
memoration of the purchase of the
Louisiana territory, an event of great
interest to the United States and of
abiding effect in their development, by
appointing representatives and sending
exhibits to the Louisiana purchase ex
position as will most fitly and fully il
lustrate their resources, their Indus
tries and their progress in civilization
Beautiful weather and a large at
tendance ushered in Louisiana day at
the Pan-American exposition. Govern
or Geard and his staff and many Louis
ianans marched from the Louisiana;
headquarters in the agricultural build
ing to the temple of music where the
ceremonies of the day were held.
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cxDrriON OF T,IE cBors.
State Ajrffo"mnral "naent Report
lor Ausrcar-""Another About
Cow Ticks-B.,pItl Rrowth of Order
of Odd Fellow.
MesJk?nsx'r Bureau. t
Raleigh. T. c - August 21.
The state agricultural department
today issued its crop repovn 'or Au
gust. This gives the folio? k" as tho
present percentages of conditio: Cot
ton C3. corn &S, tobacco 70. peas S2,
sweet potatoes S4. late Irish potato
S5, peanuts S2. sorghum 7S, late cab-
bage 70. The lowne?s of the percent
ages of the leading crops shows how;
unfavorable the season is, yet they,
have declined but little since the July,
report. As to yields of small grain tho
percentages are: Wheat Si, oats 0
rye Si. The condition of fruits, etc., 1
given as follows: Apples 63. peachesT
6$. grapes S4.
Bacteriologist M. Carthy, of the agri
cultural department, is now making tho
investigation as to the presence of tu
berculosis in the thirty-two cows la
the insane asylum herd upon which,
The agricultural department is ad
vised by one of its cattle quarantlna
inspectors that in part of McDowell
county he finds the cattle badly infect
ed with ticks. The government expert
will cut out the infected region.
News reaches here that James T. Ie
Grand, one of the leading citizens of
Rockingham, is dead- of Bright' dis
ease. He had served in the legislature
and also as a penitentiary director.
Grand Secretary Woodell. of the OdJ
FeJlows. made a statement to, tha
grand master today as to the strength,
of the order in North Carolina. Ho
says It approaches S.000 and that tho
gain this year is over 1.000.
James H. Pou, a well known attor
ney here, has gone to Greensboro to ap
pear against a cotton mill company
which is sued for maintaining a pond,
which breeds mosquitoes. He has read
all the latest anthorities on that sub
ject and shows up the mosquito as tho
great bearer of malarial poison.
The grave of Nathaniel Macon, Is In
a field on a farm in Warren county.
For many years it has been the cus-,
torn of persons passing there to add a
sione to tne mound or cairn of stones
which surmounts the grave, and tho
mound is a large one. There yet exist
a few relics of Macon and these, it ia
the purpose of the State Literary and .
Historical Society to secure and put
on view here-
Fire early this morning at the MlHa
Lumber Company's plant here burned
the roof off the boiler house.
At military headquarters It Is said
the state guard Is In good shapebetter
than In several years. It Is full, and
twelve applications are on the waiting
list. Next year it is designed to clotho
the entire force in khaki.
A LYNCHING NEAR WADESBOUO.
A Necrro Pays tho Usual Penalty for
a Heinous Crime
Charlotte. N. C, August 21. Luke
Hough, a neg.o, was, hanged near
Wadesboro, N. C. tonight by a crowd
of enraged citizens. His body wa
then riddled with bullets.
His crime was criminally assaulting
Miss Lena Keith. He attacked his
victim while she slept and broke a chair
over her head and then tried to cut
her throat. Th3 negro admitted" his
The Keiths are respectable people,
and as soon as the crime became known
the entire community started In the
search. The negro was found within a
few hours after the crime.
WRECK OF A WARSHIP.
The Colombian Gunboat L Popa
Strikes a Wreck and Sin&s.
Colon. Colombia. August 21. News
just received here from Cartegena says
that an open boat, containing four
men. has arrived there and reported
that the Colombia gunboat La Popa
sank on leaving Savanilla for Cartag
ena. Steam launches were Immediate
ly dispatched to search or La Popa.
but no trace of the gunboat was found.
She underwent a thorough overhauling
at Colon, the repairs costing $23,000.
Details of the loss of La Popa were
received later in the day. She struck
on a rock in the vicinity, of the harbor
of Savanilla, last week. Injuring her
bottom, her stern and her propeller.
The gunboat managed to reach Cartag
ena, where temporary faulty repairs
were effected. On returning to Savanilla,
her bottom plates appear to have giv
en out Immediately, for she collapsed
and sank by the stern.
There were some troops and several
passengera on board. Their fate is not
yet known, but hopes are entertained!
for their safety, as the gunboat bad
some gigs. In first class condition, on
La Popa was an iron, auxiliary
schooner gunboat, built in 1SS7 at .Wil
mington. DeL. and having one propeller.
She was 120 feet long, had 20 feet beam
and was H ff-frt deep.
A. ratal Railway Collision
Jacksonville. IIL. August 2L In a
head on collision between the Chicago
and Alton westbound -Hummer." and
a freight train at Prentice, early today,
five men were killed and six badly In
jured. None of the passengers was la
jured beyond slight bruises.
The dead are: Engineer Sheehan, c2
the passenger train; Fireman Adams,
of the pasenger train, and three on
known men riding on the tender of tha
Just hotv the accident occurred prob
ably never will be known. The freight
train had pulled into a siding from
west end to await the passemrer trafr
it is supposed the train gradually wor
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