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J the u.U l a-t linn. n- well a-, t !i North Catotii.a E, i-eopal Ditcce; to incorporate the North CaroiiLa So ciety of the C.iseiuriaii; to umeud ac tion 5U id Tne Code, m regard to evi dence (it exclude evidence of auy per son directly t.r indirectly interested in ny tratiiction between hun.tjf ud a .lead man, unless tne dead man' rela tives ifiex evidence) ; to aliow .McDowell to levy sjeoai Imx; to nttthorize Dur tam to fme scuool bouds; to alloTi exernptiin from taxat.on manufactur iDg enterprises which come to North Carolina; to make it a misde meanor lor lailr.als to kill cattle in Pitt entity, to imnd section li't ol lheO do. by making bastardy a evil action, hllw:iig a woman to api eal from a luauiMi a.e's decision. The cal endar tvm taken up. Thero was quite a de-bate 01 .Julian's bill to repent the net of 1SJ7, which require all officers of Stde bank, railroad and othei corporation to take and tile oaths. The bill la led to pas- second rending, eu.M -p uav 71. A rooiut on declar ing that Suna'ors should vote directly ; for United States Senator'1, was taken up. It ndeped withoutiliscusion. A resolution raising a special joiut committee to examine the public laws f IS'J i uud IH'.tTaud oscertaiti which of them arei f v.due, was adopted. A bill was parsed aiiieudiug the act iu regard to the woikiug of couvicts on roads in Amon count', amending chapter 2.V2, public laws 18. 7. A bill to repeal all public acts of 181)7 wan tabled. The bill repealing the actof 13'.7, providing for woiking Northampton roads by taxation parsed. A resolution to raise a spec al joiut committee of fiv e to in estigate the pouiteutiary camo up. (To investigate the management for tho past fotir years, tho committee being jjiven wide latitude aud full authority). 1 hero was uo debate. The i evolution was adoj ted. A resolution was adopted aekiug the Secretary of State what fees are allowed county ollicer under exist ing laws. (It is all in the fee bill. ) Skvontii J) ay. Tho House met at IOo'cu.ck. 1'iayer was offered by Kev. Dr. Eugene Daniel. A favorable re port wa luade on tho resolution ap pointing n committee to ask tho (iov ernur fii- lus reasons for removing J. W. T son and S. Otho Wilson as railroad rum. in u-sio tiers ; aNo all the evidence in that matter. Hosoiu-iona were '.'it odiiv-e 1 as follow-;: Directing the Stat'j lie:isiuer to pay tho eiu ; lovo- of the penitentiary tor October. ifi; wmbtrr and 1 )ecyiu i er, lS.;.-s, aud Ct i!!'irl i.ro.lM'.,1 for this lin O'J 1U 'i i.ctriL' Senators and itepi o-ontaiivos to S'-raie a'i ai propnuti'oj for a be toon in I'i'.miioo Sounil. liiMs were intro duced u- f .S'ows: To give Swam coun ty the Kip: vino Court Reports l'rmn o i:;us 1 to volume to incorporate th- Aliic.'! Aid and JIurial Society ,f North t erttluia; to oblis!i tho ( uni bcilaiiu (u:ity dispensary at I'tivete viile; to repeal all laws regulating election in No: th Carolina; to muend chapter 1 ;", aots of ls)T; to provide for revising ai d digesting the public stat ti'.es; to me nd tho constitution, bv reducing the ho;netead to sir,o j or poual property aud $)()) real property; j ta enuabzo pav of State's witucsJs. i sheriff and clerk-; to amend c lou IT of ii;e Code so thut a will iu:iv bo caveat ed upon certuicato that the ca veator give bond. A bid was taken up to leptal chapter public laws of 1SJ7, itcjtiiring lire insurance com panies not to charge a higher rate i f insurance on farm j ro? eity than is charged m Virginia. Many members joined in tho eli-cm-jou fr r against the pending lull. Finally it was referred to the commit tee. 1MIh were passed incorporating the Southern Conservatory of Musio ud amending the Anioti county road law, no madx will be worked by con vict Inbor: increasing to tivo the num ber of commissioners of F.dgecombe ' 'tv; to pay special veniremeu in 1 n o'n rountv; toameuel the charter of St. .daryV School. Kaleigh; to repeal chapter IJUi. private laws of S'J iu re gar.i to a tnrui.'di botweeu Muurouibe't and HirUory Nut (Jap; to allow Louis lung to isuo Ixuids fc,r public improve uifiit. A resolution was adopted giv ing the )big ey Monument Association leave to t bice a mo -lument or statute in memory of Worth lln-ley iu the capilol quale; also t resolution a-kiug the roverntuent to erect beacon lights ai Hattcran nud in Pamlico Sonid. in the rai c channel. Tho following was ati counced as the special c -mmittee on judicial districts: Ju-t ce. chairman; llonntxee. Alien, Stub'os and Craig. KiaiiTH Day. In the H.r.s0 i.ills wr introduced as follows: Tc provide hit committeemen for white sctiooU and negro committeemen for negro cboo!a; to rejeal nection chapter 1G8, 1-uWic lawa Wl, thia be.u- the Bill MP 10 IHl f lection of the revenue s.ct imposing l urchaso tax on me? chant-; to author- i7.. tliH i iib!:ca!io:i of tiie "Sketcius i f North Caiolina Tioi p.;" to make J desertion for b, months giound for di- ; .... .f u ... , , . .. vorce: to jrivo ina-istra:, s final juris- I He IVlUSt be ShlttV II He WOUld Like die'.in iu cas-s of cairving c-ctealed weapons. iy leave Mr. Hoey iutro duc 1 a bill in regard to libe!. It pro vides that auy uctiou against a news i aper for libel shall be brought iu tho com ty of publication raid that in critn nial action retrrctiosi given qual .Mit .Mice vlr.l' be hutlicieut, while if ' t-etioti b c-v'l ilarar'.'et can b agreed on. Tne bill also makes persons liable for ruiadeineauor who wilfully give libelous matter to a newspaper. (This bill wa drawn by H. A. London at theiuatauce of the Mate Pres Asso ciation. ) liy leavo i' oustiee introduced u bill to exaaipt roller tlour mills Irom tho provisions of secuua lijuT of 'ihu Code, lixiug tolls. to be Prosperous. COTTON NOT THE ONLY CROP. Take the Advice of the Drummer and Plant Something Else The Monkey Story He Told Sworn Off From Raising Cotton. Telegraphic Briefs. Fire destroyed half of Bridgcwater, N. C. , causiug a loss of OO'J. The aword of honor voted by Con gress to Admiral Dewey has reached tho Navy Department aud will be held until the admiral returns to this coun- fy. Ex-Secretary of the Navy Herbert appeared before the House naval com mittee receutly to urge a wideuing of the chanuei in front of the navy yard, at Norfolk. The administration of Kansas has chauged from Populist to Pepublican, aud a portrait of McKinley was elis played when Gevernor Stanley took the oath of office at Topeka. A lire iu Barnweli, S. C, elestroyed the content of the cotton shed of the Carolina Midland tlepot, and Browu'a round-bale gin plaut. Total loss, $1G, UUL, with only partial insurance. lhe example of Mayor Van Wj-ck, of New York, iu raising the salaries of his t-ubordiuates has been followed by the heads of all the city elepartmeuts, aud tho aggregate increase iu tho city sal ary list is about lO,OOJ per annum. Fire at Memphis, Teuu., destroj-ed tho wholesale ami retail dry goods house of the J. S. Meuker Co., one of the largest establishments of its kind in tiie Eolith. Tho loss ii estimated at C?UU,0 jO. Not long ago a one-horse farmer from the back woods came to our town with two bales of cotton and sold it for 5 tauts a pouud. This was his entire crop, and he was complaining bitterly to one of our merchants aud said that tho farmers would perish to death in another year if there wasent some change for the better. A mischievous drummer, staudmg by, said: "Well, my friend, you must cpuit raising cotton or eUe buy some monkeys to pick it out. Over in India aud Egypt they make the monkeys pick their cotton. and that is what s the matter. A mon key will pick a thousand pounds a dav and he feeds on tne seed. So it costs hardly anything over there to raise cot ton, aud our farmers ia Mississippi and Texas have sent over for a hundred thousand monkeys, and they will be over here in time to pick the next crop and the price will go lower still, and if you don't jret you a monkey or two you had better quit growing cotton, for you can t compete with monkeys. Ilia old man took it all in seriously and said: "WTell, what is a poor farmer to do if he hasent got the money to bay the monkey?" "Grow something else," said the drummer. "Grow corn aud wheat and sorghum, and potatoes. Plant apple aud peach tree1, raise chickens and eggs, and a yearlin calf or two to sell. Get. up soon aud stir around lively aud make every member of your lamily work. Work at somethiug, for if you don't you will perish out. (Jo back home and take a new start. Don't sit will not even plant a gurdeu. Poverty makes foma folks ht!ty ant! othera indifferent and despairing. There is an old negro woman comes to oar house everj- Saturday and bringa nsa gallon of big hominy old-fashioned lye hominy, and it is a luxury. Wa pay her 15 cents for it aud ahe baa seven other customers. One pck of corn that costs her 10 cents makes four pecks of hominy, for which aha frets $1.20, and that makes her a good liv ing. I read in the last Home and Farm about a successful experiment in grow ing ginseng, and if 1 was a farmer I wonld try it. This was in Kentucky, where a man planted it in a welt sbaded forest of beach and dogwood and gum trees, and it grew both frcnt the seed and the roots that he plautod and gave him a good crop. Its markot price is $4 a pound. 1 know that it could be grown in this mouutninona re gion, among the foothills. I know a good farmer who makes money growing turnips for their teed, and he sells all his crop to Peter Henderson, of New York, and Peter sella it back to us at COO per cent, profit. Any smart, indus trious woman could rn ike money right here by growing rosea and hothouse plants. Our people i-end off lots of money for such things and pome of them are no account when they get here. Nobody around here has ever raised any asparagus to sell, bat they buy it in Atlanta at 25 cents a bunch and bring it home, or they buy it canned from the grocer at 35 cents. A man in Mari etta grows it by the acre for the Atlanta market and makes big monty. Why not grow it here? Shifty ia the right word we must be shifty if we would keep up with the progress of the times. Wit and wisdom are very noble qua 1 ties, but necessity is the mother of in vention and contrivance. We must get out of the old ruts aud learn of our northern brethren. New England girls ait around the fire every night and plait straw for hats and bouuets and baskets and chair bottoms, and they have a good time talking about their nabors aud naborhood uewa. Why shouldeutour girls learn photography and have a gallery iu ever' town? ft is a beautiful art ami peculiarly fitted for wemien pre.tty young women who can talk their patrons into a pleasing expression and can i oo the little chil- Insurgents anj Turks Chsh. Constantinople, (ly Cable) A great battle has beeu fought in the Yemen divisioti of Arabia. Tho Turk ish troop-i stormed Riid captured the insurgent position atlShnne! on Novem berJJjth. A bout 4,0 K) insurgents and tii) lurks wfi-o killed or wounded. A di-pueh from Constantinople on De ceiaber "2d said that it hid been reported-that there had been renewed lighting in Yemen and the Turks were I mi d to have sufi'erred a -eriou defeat ; between ilude.da ami Sena. Trouble ', between the Turks and Arabs in that I part of Arabia has beeu in progress for over four years. Usual Geurgia Cclone. A severe cyclone is reported to have passed ov r a section of Liberty county, totuo twenty mile- south of Savannah, Ga. The mforuiiitiou is that the wind was of ti PuiHudoiis forre. Duriug fifteen or tweuty minutes it attained to a velocity ot not less than t-oveuty-five to eighty miles au hour. At Johnston tdatiou, between Savauuah and Way cioss, it is estimated the wind blew ninety miles au hour for teu minntes. In the village consumable damage was done. down and grumble and blame somebody else with -our poverty. Quit cotton ! dren and arrange the young man's until vou can buy half a dozen mon keys." lho man went back home and cir culateel the monkey story, and for ten mibs around tiie one-horj-e farmers have sworn off from raising any more cotton. That's what tl y. tell mo. They say that before the war the p;or tnau cuuldu't comiete with the rich man's Quite to the Contrary. Tho Hebastipol correspondent of The Londe!i lime-, who has beeu touring in European liussia for two months to tliscv.ver, if possible, some evidence on the ;-art of tho Kussian government to give effect to the disarmament appeals of Emperor Nicholas, sa3s all his observations were to tiie contrary. School lluuic tilowa Down. A heavy wind storm swept over the remote section of So tt county, Ark. At Holes, a school houo was blown down aid three pupils kd ed. Another was fatally w..u:ide l aud a dozen or more sustained mere or less serious injuries Leaf Tob3cco f actory r.L-rneJ. A leaf tobacco fj.ciory ft Winston. N. C . tilled wih over H0j jK,nu,l of leaf and owned by C. J. heaf ."c Company, wai destroyed bv lire. I h firm had $5,5t0 insurance "ou the to bacco. The owoera of the buudiuu carried $1,500. i nigirer, ami now since he h:is lot his j Liguers he is buying monkeys to take their places, aud the poor man won't huye auy chance at ail. Of course there is no truth in this stoiy, but there is a good deal cf phil-; oto'Uy. Newmethods, new plows aud new machiuery aro the monkeys, and if tho poor fanner does not work early aud late he will keep poor. I know some country women who make more money on their chickens and eggs and butter than their husbands do on their cotton and wheat Little things well nursed count up more than big ones. The thrifty farmer always brings with him something to sell when he has to come to town. Some fowls or eggs or potatoes or a shote or some fruit iu its f-eason. There is a good home market for all these little things. In fact, if we leavo out cotton everything the farmer grows brings about the same old prices of ten years ago, and everythijg he has to buy ex cept coffee is much cheaper now than it was then. Everything that is made of cotton is 50 per cent cheaper and everything made of iron or steel or tin is loo per ceut cheaper. Beef and pork and chickens and turkeys and eg:8 and wood and potatoes and ap ples and peaches have not come down a nickle in ten years. Labor is a little chcajer, not much. We still pay the tame for cooking and washing aud work in the garden. If anybody has a reason for complaining of hard times it is the town people, who have every thing to bay. 1 he farmer who is not in debt and owns hia farm is better off than be ever was and the prudent renter can pay rent and make money farming. But of course there is a large class of ihiftless unthrifty people who will not succeed at anvtuing, and they blame evervbodv for it but themselves. Co be necktie o nicely. It 1 was a poor smart, pretty girl, and no man wanted me that 1 wanted, I would take some lessons in photography and open a shop. I thought that the girls were crowding the young men out of a good many place", for they aro smart and quick and don't drink or smoke, aud I am amiized and indignant to read that 2.t of them havo b 'eu tinned out of ciii!'Io-ment by a great lailroid com iuny iu Chie.igo. 1 don't u i.ler-tand that. I hope Mrs. Lov? w-ili investi gate it. Uiil Arp in At.anta Constitution. Trees In New Zea'cmJ. Tli kauri is the inonan li of the New Zealand forest, an Indigenous pine growing to enormous height, frequent ly eighty feet, before it sends out a botish. while Its average diameter U from eight to nine feet. It is said to te 800 years in reaching maturity. There is no underbrush in a k.'itri for est, the prince of trees permitting no rival within its domain. Tli? totara is another species of pine, which, how ever, has none of the characteristic ot the coniferae of other countries either in habit or in appearance. The most singular of all is the rata, a pe culiar tree, with somewhat the naturo of a parasite. If It springs up near a rimu pine it winds about it like a huge vine. Its tightening -oils gradually crushing the life out of the unfortu nate pine. When It reaches the top It sends out brandies and stands a hol low shell, Its coils knit closely toge4her by a dense network of fiber, which appear in the last stages of its growth. It has a like affinity for Its own spe cies, and a second rata fpringing up beside one of earlier growth will ab sorb and destroy It as It destroys the rimu. If, however, neither rimu nor rata Is within reach It grow uy a re speablo and well behaved tree, at taining a height of from fifty to sixty feet, and Is used for mast.i la ship says that the Lord had to make poor pmildini.- Chautauqua. folks to keep rich folks in money, and i so C obe is content in being poor, for it is the Lord's will. I know folks who bsve never planted a fruit tree sad who "rMiJiee Tbe part cf a aorta aim waea Wa nelaabor that.