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1 ArOL. VII. NO. GO. EAL.EIGH, K C, SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1890. PRICE 5 CENT THE NATIONAL O0XURE83. roillt 31 1 1. LION DOLLARS IE- ciu:asi: rou the navy. Tho House on the Uivrr and llurhnr Hill The Mihsippi Klvcr Levees niM'iitetl. (By United Press. Washington. I. C, May 2 i. -Senate. The derate discussed tho naval appropi iatiou bill all day. Amendments appropriating ."i0,000 each for improve in jnt of the pbnt at tho Portsmouth, N. II , and L anuo Island, Pennsylvania, n ivy vurds, ueio adopted. When the Senate a1j mined at 4:15, a motion by Mr. Corkrell to strike out thoa prP"a lion of J? 1,000,000 for three battle snips, ww pemliug It will bo acted on Monday. House. Washington, May 24. After routine business to-diiy, t tie House went into oiamitteo of fho whole (Mr. Burrows, of Michigan, hi the chair) on ths river a'iil l a: I) r bill. Tho pending quosdiuu was the point of order agaiut tho Hennepin Caual proposition. rsfr. Hutch, of Missouri, warned gen tlemen who represented the Mississippi river that nn appropriation for tho Ilen nepiu eunal would bo a death knell to appiopriations for tho Mississippi river )u tho future. O.i motion of Mr. Henderaon, of Illi nois, an amendment was adopted re ducing from $2,000,000 to $1,000,000 the iipptopriatiou for tho improvement of the Mississippi river ironi the head of the passes to the mouth of the Ohio river. Mr. Ptocfor, of Louisiana, moved to strike ou proviso that no part of tho appropr" I lor tho Mississippi river hall ' -'tided to repair or build levees .( the purpose of reclaiming lauds, preventing injury to lands or i ri ato property by oveillows. Public business was suspended at 4 oYl)ek, and 1ho House proceeded to pay fitting tribute to tho memory of the late l.ivid Wilber, of New York. A II I U DAY At the Far-Famed Bingham School A IJaii(uet for the Victors. .Special Cor. of State Chronicle. 1 Bingham Jmhool, N. C, May 15. The aunual ccmpetitive drill between tho four companies of cadets took place thU morniDg, Lieutenant-Colonel Boyd, Third Regiment, North Carolina State Guard, Capt. Galloway, of Col. Gray's sta'.T, and Capt. Howlet, of Reidaville, acting as judge. After a very spirited nud close contest, tho judges decided in favor of Company "A." The battal ion was theu formed for dress parade, at which the decision of tho judges was published. Tho winning company is composed of twenty-eight cadets, officered by Capt. Midlory, of Memphis, Tenn.; First Lieu tenant Bighara, of Bingham School, N. C; f'ecmd Lieutenant Gillham, of Mem nhis. Tenn.: First Sergeant Rogers, of Alton, 111.; Second Sergeant Lee, of M- Seville. N. C; Third Sergeant Run b igli, of Kuoxville, Tenn. All tho cadets were especially compli mented upon their soldierly bearing and tho precision with which they executed tho different movements. Tho judges told your correspondent that they had never seen a better drill, and Col. Boyd remarked that one of the most notice able things about tho drill was tho knowledge which tho cadets in lino as well as tbeir ollicer9 seemed to have of tactics. This compliment to the cadets i. equally as great a one to tho pains taking instruction of their commandant, Lieut. J, B. Hughes, the U. 8. Army. Tho drills during tho year have not boon allowed to iutorfero with the school duties, but have taken place entirely outside of study hours, and they will now cease for this term, that tho boys may have as much extra time as possi ble for their preparations for tho June examinations. Tho boys of Company "A." will bo toasted at a special supper, given in their honor by Maj. Biugham. Tho drill was witnessed by quito a number of visitors. TWO PRESIDENTS ltfiluV the Great Statesman, Grover, Have Hern Invited to Atlanta Along With Numerous Other Distinguished Men. Atlanta Journal.1 Ex-President Grover Clovcland has bjen invited to visit llio Atlanta expos ition this fall. The committee on invitation and en tertainment held a meeting at five o'clock yesterday afternoon and decided to invito a number of distinguished men and their wives to tho exposition. Tho list of tho guests who will bo in vited is as follows: Kx-President Cleveland and wife. President and Mrs. Harrison. President and Mrs. Diaz, of the Re public of Mexico. Secretary of State Blaine and Mrs. Blaine. Secretary of Agriculture Husk and Mrs. Rusk. Governor and Mrs. Campbell, of Ohio. Senator Carlisle, of Kentucky, and Mrs. Carlisle. Hon. L. L. Polk, president of the Na tional Farmers' Alliance and Labor I n ion. Col. L.F. Livingston, president of the Stato Farmers Alliance. "JACK, THE INK SLING ER." Hit Practice Troves that he is a Miser able Heathen. (By United Press.) New York, May 24. The police last night captured an individual who had gained for himsolf tho title of "Jack, the ink slincer." His mania has been to throw ink on tho dresses of ladies as they walked along the streets. DEATH OF REV. J. E. 3I4NN, D.D. A telegram from Hon. D. W. 'Bain, brings the sad news of the death of this distinguished minister. He died of ty phoid fever in St. Louis night before ast. Dit. Mann was one of the clerical lelegates from the North Carolina Con ference to tho General Conference of the M. E. church, South, now in session in St. Louis. He joined the North Caroli na Conference at a session held in Ral eigh, N. C, in 1853. He was for nearly 37 years a valiant leader of the host of God. He filled many of the most im portant appointments in his conference, and had a host of friends wherever he was known. He was, during his minis try, pastor at Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greensboro, and Wilmington, and pre siding elder on the Washington, War renton and New Berne districts. At the last session of the North Carolina Con ference ho was sent to New Bsrne. which was his last charge. Ho was a delegate to tho Genet al Conference which met in Richmond, Va., in 1880. Dr. Mann was a native of Alamance county, North Carolina, ne was about CO years of age, and a gentleman of fine physique an Appollo Belvidere in persouai appearance, tie was a minis ter of fine culture, and decided ability. The decree of Doctor of Divinitv was conferred on him by Trinity College of North Carolina a few years ago, and it has hardly been more worthily conferred by any institution on any one. This State, as well as the church suffers a great loss in the death of this eminent J a -a minister, ne leaves a widow and sev eral children, who will miss him most. May his God comfort them in this sad hour. Wo know that words are feeble help to those so sorely bereaved; but we extend our warmest sympathies, and sincere condolence to his stricken family. He was our personal friend, and we feel a deep sorrow at the thought that we shall see his noble form no more. He died at the post of duty, away from home and loved ones; but there is no doubt that he had every attention, and that all was done for him that could be done. He laid down his cross to take up a crown, and is no doubt at rest in heaven. DR. MANGUM'S SUCCESSOR. Dr. Deems' Nomination of Dr. Kiugs bury Seconded. Special Cor. State Chronicle. Durham, N. C, May 24, 1890. I most heartily second Dr. Deems1 nomi nation of Dr. T. B. Kingsbury, to fill tho lamented Mangum's place at Chapel Hill. Five years ago I wrote for a Ral eigh paper that "Mr. Kingsbury ought to have a Professorship," similar to that now vacant at Chapel Hill, "with a sal ary of at .least three thousand dollars." I was at that time impressed with his thorough equipment for such a position, and the years have only served to con vince me ot the correctness of my judg ment. I am acquainted with no man in the State whose deep and wide erudition so well qualifies him for tho position as does that of Dr. Kingsbury. He is a master of the English language and lit erature, and ethical and intellectual scieuco would be easy for him. He knows what hard work is. He is nat urally religious and is a Methodist from conviction. If he could be induced to take it, he is the man. Now, let me say, that the mention of my name, by my friends, in connection with tho position is highly appreciated by me. But I most heartily request them not to mention it further. Tnirty years ago I laid down a business, which was at that time, and prospectively, a paying business financially, to enter the Gospe) jministry,and whatever my friends think, my own impression was, and is, that I was called to preach the gospel. To that I am bound the remainder of my years. Thesa personal allusions are intended to be a response to private let ters and expressions from friends in different parts of the State. Very truly, E. A. Yates. Earthquake Shocks. By United Press. Billings, Mont., May 24. There were three sharp shocks of earthquake here yesterday morning. A building where a dance was in progress was so shaken that some of the dancers were thrown to the lbor. A loud noise ac companied the shock. --. A Catholic Priest Fatally Shot. By United Press. Chicago, 111., May 24th. The Rev. Father Stephen M. Barrett, of St. Ste phen's Roman Catholic church, who was shot yesterday by a maniac named Pat rick Keady, tlied at 9 o'clock tlm morn ing. Weather Report. Raleigh yesterday: Maximum temper ature 92; minimum temperature 68; rain fall 0.00 inches. Local forecast for Raleigh and vicinity for to-day: Fair weather during fore noon, becoming threatening with thun-der-storn and rain in the afternoon. Monday, threatening weather with rain. For North Carolina: Cloudy and fre quent showers, except fair weather ftinm fhfl Hnnth-east coast: continued MW V- W V M wa warm, southerly winds. Tho TCYPfMiHvA Committee of the Sev- nfh .TiirliVml "nistrict has decided to 6e- tov ontmn until after the meeting of the State Executive Committee. SOME STRANGE PECULIARITIES Of a Very Peculiar Family They Make Their Own Coffins And Show Them to Their Visitors Her "Little But terfly Shell." In a very interesting conversation with Mr. J. J. Coleman, of Gordonton, Person county, yesterday morning, he gave an outline of some of the peculiari ties of a very peculiar family in his neighborhood. About sixty years ago Richard Harges settled near where Mr. Coleman now re sides. In clearing up a field in which there was an immense quantity of sassafras sprouts, he turned out one about the size of his finger, and mused that if he could only live until that little sprout should grow large enough to make the plank to make nis coffin, that he could then feel resigned to being 4 'gathered unto his fathers. " He watched carefully the little sprout as it grew to be a bush and then a tree, through forty long, weary years. Then seeing signs of decay, he cut it down and hauled it to a saw-mill, and had it sawed into plank, out of which, true to his resolve, made more than forty years before, he had his coffin made, and kept it under his bed for a number of years, using it as a con venient place for storing winter apples, and the juice of the apple, which ho always kept in his "little brown jug." At length the rats, having scented the nice yellow apples during the long nignts ci winter, cut a note in tne coffin, whereupon the old man placed it on a wagon and took it to Roxboro, ten miles distant, to get it repaired ; and to gratify tho crowd that soon gath ered, attracted by the singularity ot tne scene, placed nimselt m it to show the neatness of the fit. The old gentleman at last died and was by gentle hands placed in the coffin and buried where ho now sleeps. He left two daughters who have now grown old; and in addi tion to many of the peculiarities common to old maids, seem to have in herited some of the eccentricities of their ther. The older one, Miss Beckie, about two years since drove a one-horse wagon up to Mr. Coleman s saw mill load ed with a walnut loer, and said that she had enough of the Sassafig plank left from the Old Man's Coffin to make the ends and oue side of hers, and she wanted the log sawed into plank to finish it. Mr. Coleman, at her request, took her measure and cut the log the proper length and sawed the plank, she insisting that he take the exact length as she did not want to pay for sawing longer plank than was necessary. Miss Beckie hadher coffin made,using all the Sassafig that remained, and finishing with walnut; had it painted with black and deep green stripes, with a border running around the top and bottom, of green spots about the size of a silver quarter, and her name painted on the top of the lid in deep green letters. The inside was lined with bottle green calico and the winding sheet was made of the same material trimmed with black satin, and a feather pillow trimmed in the same way. To complete this strange burial outfit, she made a long skirt of the same goods and trimmed it is in the same manner, which she to keep the du3t off. She laid away quite a says num- ber ot years ago, and has care occasion, a fully kept for the special fashionable -"ung lady's bonnet and a black veil o than fifty years ago. She keep3 tu. ge paraphernalia up stairs in their . and takes great pleasure in showK to callers, and calls it by the p name of her "little butterfly shell." These sisters, living in the same house, occupy separate rooms, never sit by the same fire, and nevek have been known to sit down to the same table to gether. Mr. Coleman is a gentleman of the highest veracity and vouches for the accuracy of his statement. Now, will some one please come to the front with a more queerly curious family than this. REV. J. E. xlIANN, D. D., Died While Attending the General Con ference oi the 31. E. Church, South. Special to the State Chronicle. St. Louis, N. C, May 24, 1800. Rev. Jamej E. Mann, D. D., one of North Carolina's clerical delegates to the Gen eral Conference of the M. E. Church, South, died last night of typhoid fever. He bad been ill several days. D. W. Bain. MR. CARLISLE'S VIEWS. His Opinion as to Sub-Treasuries Ask ed by Congressmen. Washington, May 23. About fifty southern and western congressmen, whose seats are covered by as many Al liancemen, have addressd Mr. Carlisle a letter asking his opinion of the sub treasury bill. TIIE LEE MONUMENT. Gettim Ready lor the Unveiling Cere monies. (By United Press.) Richmond, Va., May 24. The Lee mon ument was placed securely on the pedes tal to-day. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, wrKrk io f- rfrkTY Viq ait. rf nnvpilincr , . - , , , . , Q Now, I propose that the cham and Gen. Jubal Early, who is to pre- ber Qf confmeJce appoint a corn side, will reach Richmond Friday. Al- mittee I mpan a live committee (there readv hundreds of strangers have ar rived and the entire business portion of the city is gay with flags and bunting, Speaker Reed's Mother Dead. By United Press. Washington, D. C, May 24. Speaker Reed received a telegram this mornmg notifying him of the death of his mother at Deerfield, Maine. Speaker Reed left for Portland this afternoon. Mr. Perkins, of Kansas, will act as speaker pro tern during his absence. TIIE PRESBYTERIANS. THE NORTHERN CUiTRrn Arr REVISION. A Committee Appointed to Nominate A Revision Committee Applause Follows the Decision. By United Press. Saratoga, N. Y., May 25. The ven erable Dr. James McCosh, ex-president of Princeton College, was introduced and addressed the Presbyterian assem bly this morning. He was followed by Rev. Dr. Matthews, of England, Gen eral Secretary of the Presbyterian alli ance. The report of the committee to which the several resolutions relative to the appointment of a committee on re vision were referred, reported as fol lows: Your committee report that they have unanimously agreed upon the following preamble and resolution, the adoption of which they recommend: Whereas, The last general assembly directed an overture to be transmitted to the Presbyteries in these words: 1. Do you desire a revision of the con fession of faith? 2. If so, in what re spect and to what extent. And Whereas, It appears from the report of tne special committee appoint ed to canvass the answers of the Presby teries to said overture, tbat 134 Presby teries have answered "yes," to the first question, therefore Resolved, That a committee composed of one member of the Assembly from each Synod, to-wit: 19 ministers and 10 elders be appointed by the moderator to nominate to this assembly a commit tee consisting of 15 ministers and 10 el ders, which shall be called, " The As sembly's Com uittee on Revison of the Confession of Faith," which committee when constituted Joy the general assem bly, shall consider the suggestions made by the Presbyteries, in their answers to the secon,d of the above questions, and, formulate and report to the general as sembly of 1891, such alterations and amendments to the confession o? faith as, in their judgment, may 1)3 deemed desirable. This committee is instructed to meet at an early date, not later than October 31, 1890. Whereas, Sixty-eight Presbyteries have answered "no" to the first of the above questions, and sixty-nine Presby teries of those answering "yes" have ex pressiy said that they desire no change m the confession of faith to be made that impairs the integrity of the system or doctrine taught therein, therefore Resolved, That this committee of re vision be and hereby are instructed that they shall not propose any alterations or amendments that win in anyway impair the integrity oi the reformed or calva- icistic system of doctrine taught in the confession of faith. Great applause followed thereaciag of the report. It was unanimously adopted and the assembly sang "Praise God from Whom all Bles-iug Flow." The moderator announced the com mittee which will nominate the actual committee of revision. THAT BELT LINE. The Suggestion is in High Favor And is Being Tnlked About by Business Men. Some days ago there was a suggestion in the Chronicle, that manufacturing enterprises and other industries might bo easily induced to establish themselves here, if there were a plenty of available good sites forbuildiug,adjacentand con venient to the railroad. That these sites might be provided, it was proposed that a belt line of road be built all around or half around the city, connecting with all the depots. Ibis, it wa3 suggested, would run through such places as are peculiarly adopted for manufacturing enterprises, and would furnish convenient railroad facilities for such factories as might wish to locate. A leading business man was taking aoout this matter yesieroay. tie was a member of the committee appointed to locate the cotton factory, and he said that committee had a hard time in find- ing an acceptable location for the fac tory. This was solely because it was necessary to put it on a line or railroad, and building sites on the lines now run- ning through the city are all pretty well utilised. Some factories have taken very undesirable sites solely because they wanted to get on the railroad under any circumstances. "By this," said the gentleman, " can see how very much we need more convenient factory sites. I would sug gest that the chamber of commerce look after this scheme. I don't speak with authority, but I have an idea that if a right of way could be secured, the rail road companies here would build that belt line. Say, for instance, that the line be built around the eastern half of the city, connecting with the Raleigh & Gaston road and the eastern extension of the North Carolina road The belt line could then be run through the rock quarry, and fetiere s no telling to what extent the quarry might be developed, The line would also run through a sec- tion which would afford numerous at tractive factory sites. Then, when the factories should begin to build up, there would be an increase in the value of the land embraced by the belt, the business of the railroads would be increased and - well, there are too many things of an advantageous nature that might result, 1 to mention. - are eT1nnh dead ones already to see jf tQ6 railroad companies can be inter ested in the matter; to learn if the com panies will build the line if the right of. way can be secured. If the reply of the companies should be favorable, I do not think there would be any trouble in interesting the property owners to the extent of giving the right-of-way through their lands. There are, of course, some good reasons why the proposed belt should be built around the western half of the city, but the matter is in embryo just now, and the facts above may lead to some inter esting, discussion and action. BACK HOME. A Bis Trip Throunh thp VtViiii Some Notes ol Raleigh . People Now Living Elsewhere What They are Doing Other interesting Sketches. Mr. N. B. Broughton returned vester day from an extended western trip. which he made in connection v.iih his rip to Fort Worth, Texas, as a delegate to the Southern Baptist convention. His our included all the larger western cities, with special stops at St. Louis, Denver and Colorado Springs. It might be interesting to note that his railroad ticket from Fort Worth to Denver, a distance of one thousand five hundred miles, cost just five dollars and no moro. At such a rate as that it's mighty easy to drop into hearty sym pathy and accord with that fellow who said : "Bless me, This is Fleasant, Riding on The Rail." Just think of it a minute! Fifteen hundred miles for five dollars! When one travels the same uiatanco here abouts, he has laid out at least the snug little sum of sixtv dollars nerhars x r more. Another thing for special note: Out there the riding fare is one third of a cent per mile. As a consequence people ride everybody rides and rides a long way. A tram starts from a depot and doesn't get out of sight before another big train follows it going the same way. And still another traiu fol lows that; and alt the trains are fall. Here the railroad fare is four cents (or nearly) per mile. When a fellow wants to go any where, the first consideration is hi3 railroad fare; - how can he raise the money? It is the first and main consid eration; and every time a fellow starts, he loses about a day scheming around to get a free pass. If he doesn't get the pass, he becomes heart and soul-sick at the de mands made on his purse for the lave, and all the solid enjoyment of the trip pulled clean ou', of him with the bills that are pulled from his pocket, book. General Result or tha above: Oao or two two trains a day trains .small and not full. Moral :(?) more riding? Won't cheaper rates make Isn't more ruling merger business, and isn t there more wisdom and more money in big than in small basinest? The Chro:-:icls doesn't know about these things. It is simply asking questions. The first stop after leaving Fcrt Worth was St. Louis. Thvre he looked in on the great General Conference of the M. E. Church, South, which is now in session, and had a pleasant stay with the delegates there from this city. Of tho North Carolinians whom lie met were the Messrs. Battle, who went from Wilson, in this State, some years ago. They are Messrs. Lawrence and Jes Battle, and now have one of the largest and most extensive chemistry establish ments in the west. It is valued at half a million dollars. Denver was the next stop. It was snowing when he arrived there. He had the pleasure of greeting a number of Raleigh people in that city. Among them were Messrs. Logan 'lerreli and Robert Wynne, both of whom are well known here, and they are proving suc cessful business men in their new home. Mr. Terrell is in a private abstract office, the business of which is immense, and' he is one of the prominent factors. Mr. Bob Wynne holds a responsible position with the Granitic roofing works. When he first got to Denver he becan work for this company as a day laborer. Now he is foreman of the establishment, and it looks very much like he will own part of it in a short time. He is making a succes of life and business. Mr. Charles Ward, a brother of Mr. John Ward, of this city, was alio met in Denver. He is one of the prominent and successful pharmacists of that driv ing city. Mr. Harding, formerly of )n, N. C, is one cf the leading substantial business men of tho town. Ho loves a North Carolinian above all things else, and it is said that if ho hears o? one within a hundred miles of Denver, he either 20!. S after him or sends for him and makes him his guest for at least a day. Colorado Springs was the objective point of the trip. The Raleigh tourist was warmly welcomed there by Mr. John E. Ray and Mr. David C. Dudley, both of whom are well known and re membered here. Mr. Ray has been unwell for some time past, and will, with his family, speed the coming summer in North Car olina, lie is the principal of the Colo rado Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind. Mr. David Dudley was carried to Colorado Sprmgs on a stretcher utterly broken down in health. The most sanguine of all his friends here had little hope for his re covery when he left this city some years ago. But the climate there agreed with him. He has taken a new lease on life and is reported as growing healthy and wealthy. Mr. Dudley was for some time principal cf the Colorado institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, but re signed tho position in favor of his physi cal health. He still has, however, some connection with the institution. A Bank President's Strange and Costly Experience. While in St. Louis, Mr. Broughton saw a bank president who has had one of the strangest and most costly experi ences that mortal man ever had. Some time aero this president was sit- ting in his private office. A pleasant, - gentlemanly looking person walked in - without any announcement. He coolly - sat down and touk a bottle and a piitoi out of his Docket. Turning to the presi dent he said in cold, hard, determined tones: "I want 24,000. 1 will have it. You see this bottle. It contains dynamite ! Don't move or stir; it" you do, I will blow your brains out with the pistol, and then I will blow this whole building to h 1 with this dynamite. I have con sidered the costs and risks of this un dertaking. I either want tiut money or want to die. Now, do a I tell you. Write your check for -4,000. If you refuse, you die, and to cover my enaie, I will blow this building and everything and everj body in it to Tophet. Will you write or die .'" With this kind of talk the stranger made the president write tho cheek; then he made him present it at the cashier's desk, get the money, and hand it over, w arning him all the time that i-f he uttered cne si-jgle word it would cost him his life, and result in the destruc tion of the building. The robber, after getting the money, slippled out quickly, and could not io found in the city. It was one of the most adroit and bold robberies on record, but the dirceiois of the bank could not swallow the state ment mae by the president, which was suustantiallv as above, and made him y cent of the money to the pay back bank. ;vc; The thief left his bottle on a desk in the bank, and when examined it was found to contain castor oil. A man was arrested in Missouri last week, under suspicion of being me bold rascal who accomplished the robberv, and late advices state that he has con fessed the crime. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. The youngest number of tho Gor Assembly of the Southern Presby.' church is J. A. Bryan, of Pirmii:g! oral rian am. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and is one of tho finest, truest and most lovable j-oung men the Chronicle ever knew. He has a sympa thetic and winning manner that coa.pels all in the circle of his acquaintance to iiko him. A personal friend of the writer, a law yer and trustee of the University. wriUs to us, after reading our notice of Col. Waddell's book, that he favors him for the Chair cf History at the University, lie thinks if he was chosen to fill that professorship that he would have ample time and opportunity to write a history of North Carolina, as we suggested. Vv'e second the motion. Wilmiugfon Mes senger. If there :ate than a finer old fellow in the State Auditor Sanderiin we want to hear of him. Dr. Sanderiin has baen hre before and everybody that he met is his friend, lie is cne of the most entertaining of speakers, a genuinely good souied man. Wit pours from him hko water from a sponge. There is noth ing strained about hi3 manner and he is one man whom it ond a privilege News. is always to meet. a plea: uro Charlotte Found Dead in the Woods. Madison News. Another human being, a poor unfor tunate, though it may be guilty, has found a nameless grave in a strange land. The convict who escaped from the R. k S. road in town last Tuesday week, and was shot at by tho guards, was found dead in tho woods south of the river a few days afterward received a bullet in his side from loss of blood and want tion. Ho was a negro, whose did not learn. He had and died of atten namc wo From 31 a in Stock And not from the bargain department. we makeup a table of Pattern dresses, Cheviots, Challies, Serges, Mohairs, Dress Veilings, and other popular fab rics, and mark them at prices that make them decided bargains. W. H. & R. S. Tucker & Co. POLITICAL GOSSIP. The Executive Committee of the S v enth Judicial district will meet at f;o ' -ingham June .iJ t name a ti;i-- u .1 place for holding the Judicial Conven tion . Congressman Ewart, of Abbeville, says he is opposed to the nation-v! ei.'c tion law, but adds: "If our caucus de cides to pass it, of course I shall not de sert my par The Democratic Executive Commit 'ee of the Fifth district will meet at Crc- r:.s boro, May 30th to appcint a t:me;ml place for holding the next convent:' n to nomin?d,e a man to beat Brower. Mr. J. S. Manning, Chairman, has called a meeting of the members cf the Executive Committee of the 5th Judic ial District to be held in Durham on Friday, June Cth, lfeOO, for the purpovj of calling the Convention. Where to Hold the Slate Convention. A correspondent of tho Fayette ilio Observer urges Fayetteville as tbephco for holding tho State Convention thi year. He says that FayettevihVs claims and advantages were coniderd two years ago very favorably, and that th'u year with proper effort Fayetteville c tu get the convention. The Observer, com menting on the communication, says: "The accident of it being the capital of the State should not give Ralegh a pre-emption on the State conventions. If there are advantages accruing to the community from such gatherings, it is only fair that other North Carolina towns capable of entertaining large bodies cf men should in turn share those advaut aes;if the meeting of the "great unwash ed and unterririea" is a fearful and a solemn thing for Raleigh, a decent amount of kindnes3 shculd impel us to help our neighbors baar the burden. So far as our political fitness is con cerned, we believe that we are willing to compare Democracy with naleigh. la the Main Stock. Just as you enter our store from tho Fayetteviile.street door. A table loaded with dress goods marked at prices that make them decid ed bargains; for traveling, walking, early fall or even for mid-summer wear, they must be of interest to you. W. H. & R. S. Tuc ker & Co.