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I r i ik RALEIGH, N. C, THXJBSDAT, JUNE 5, 1890. VOL. TIL NO. 78; a PRICE 5 CENTS. 1I5TH COMMENCEMENT ' OF TUS UNIVERSITY OF NO II T II CAROLINA. Sleeting of the Alumni Adrtn-e by R. II. Battle, Foq., Col ; W.'II. . Dargwrn, V.J. P-elf f q., and biker Endow-men t ol Chair ol DUtory. ' ' ; I Editorial Correspondence. " ".. Chapel Hill, N. C,, June 4th, 1890. There -in 'a large gathering here. I came up with ft gentleman who baa not been la Chanel Dill since 18(56. He has m made great access in business, and is ft grave and dignified gentleman. At the carriage drove' by the campus there came to him a rush of pUasant memor ies. He confessed that be was a boy again dents had been ; expelled . diacussion and dffferenc i 'aros rroug some as to the justice of the f ntence upon one of them, somebody called out, "I wonder how old Ralpn voted." This seemed to flash new light upon the solution, for when it . was ascertained that, in an human probability, he voted to expel, I experience, whether in physics, politics, economies', ethics, or education. Tbeleading'idea in the great university of Michigan now is that it should be the head of the public school system ol the State. It was not until 1852, when Dr. Tappan became its president and an nounced in his inaugural address that never heard the sentence questioned the university of Michigan should be the further. TOQ'- an( crown of the State system of He was singularly free from what we education, that a new era was marked term an emotional nature. He took Tit- in the history of ttiat institution; he tie pleasure in religious fervor and ex- there first suggested the establishment citement. Thi caused himio doubt, of a district professorship in history and sometimes, if his faith m the Great poiiucai ecouwmj, Architect of the universe was like that of other men . The truth of " the matter i.. that tfce physical beine. which in other men . contributes so much to all pleasure, in fcim, was wasting bafore the fire of geoius. We are accustomed to mourn with greater grief over those whoso day of life is ended at mid-noon, and whose ia heart, and that his greatest longing evening quickly descends in cloud ana &t full Liffth sorrow, oai n - not ior us w aay wat was to throw himself again oo the campus, and to roll over oq the grass as when he'waa a boy. He has grown children now, but returning here after so long an absetca, all the in cidents of hia mature lire teem to melt away for the time, and the youthful re collections are uppermost with him. He fa ono of many. Space would fail me if I undertook to give the names of the men, prominent in their callings, who am here. From all sections of the State and from other Mates they have come to this annual frttive occasion. The houses in this lovely village (how beautiful it is this lovely June day), are full of visitors. The trustees held their annual meet ing this morning. At 10:30, in Memo rial Hall, after delightful music by Kess nluh's band, ef Richmond, R. H. Bat tak, Esq., of Raleigh, presented, on be half of his friends, a memorial tablet to the memory of the late Dr. Charles Phillips. He made a capital speech. Wednesday Morulas At 11:25 Col. Walter L. Steele, president of the Alumni association, in characteristic and humorous speech, announced tho exercises of the day. Has. John Manning, announced the presence of Judge James Grant, form erly of Iowa, but now of Grant Spring-), Oil., who had won honor and wealth in distant State, who had returned home to his Alma Mata, prompted by a lore of the home of his youth. Dr. Manning then moved, and it was carried by accla mation, to elect Judge Grant honorary oresident of the Alumni association such a day is less useful in the economy of nature than one which rides full orbed to the sunset of old age. His tuy was biief, but it was bright if it was short it shined. His life of usefulness is ended, his great labors done, and old nature hath taken her loved child, wasted witli over work, back into her bosom to rest till he be restored unto an immortal life by the long, deep sleep of death. COL. BURUWYN'S ADDRESS. Col. W. H. S. Burgwyn was next in troduced. His address was a long and full and careful resume of the most im portant epochs in the history of the Slate. The necessity for preserving the mem orials of the past and of transmitting to posterity a just impartial history of North Carolina." Col. Burgwyn began his address by combatting the .claim made by President Haven, that the Uni versity of Michigan was the oldest insti tution that may rightly be termed a H .U in t'tutton. It was not until 1817 that steps were taken to establish the university of Michigan. The Halifax convention in November of 177G declared that a university ought to be established, and in 1789 the legis lature proceeded to carry out the noble resolution of the Halifax Congress. The claim wonld not have been made if the people of North Carolina had secured an accurate history of the State. Colonel Burgwvn then proceeded to give a va -uable account of the most interesting events in the history of the State. The Need of a Chair of History. In an address before Cornell Universi ty (June 4, 1871,) Prof. D. C. Oilman, now Presideut of The Johns Hopkins University, "said, "It will be a curious As late is 1871 President White said: "It is a curious fact, and one not very creditable to our nation, that at present if any any person wishes to hear a full and thorough course of lecturers on the history of this country, he must go to Paris or Berlin for it." . We, in North Carolina,' have had His torians, but our history is yet to he writ ten. The History of our State must be justly written, Y&blished' to the world and transmitted to Posterity, in order that our own character and that of our ancestors may be vindicated from cal umny, and may endure as a priceless heritage for the youth of future gener ations. This work must be done at the Uni versity of the State, around which clus ter the glories of a century, and where the State must look for its best, ioitiest and noblest culture in literature, science and art here in this vast building, erected by the patriotism of the people, dedicated to noble purposes, in the pres ence of this large assembly of the nob lest and best, of the b auty and wit of our land. Yes, in this presence of the mighty dead whose spirits we invoke on this sol emn occasion, let us one and all resolve that the memorials of their glories shall be gathered, and let the honor of lead ing in this movement belong to the Al umni of the University. THE BANQUET. Judge Grant opened the ball by say ing, "He that giveth to the poor lend- eth to the Lord. If you like the securi ty down with the dust." Ed C. SariTH Esq, , said that he would be one of one hundred to give $250, or one of fifty to give $500 to endow the Chair of History. He made an earnef-t speech. Prof. Winston read the ter : Wilmington, N. G, June 4th, 1890. Hon. W. L Saunders : If a motion is made to endow a Chair of History at this meeting of tho Alumni As ociation, please put down my name for $1,000. Fraternally, D. G. Worth. zette; Col. F. A. Olds, H. B. Hardy, of the State Chronicle. RALEIGH'S REPRESENTATION. Raleigh sent out a large delegation, headed by Governor Fowle, Chief Jus tice Herrimon, Soperintandendent of Schools Finger. Among the Raleighites were Mr. E. Chambers Smith, Capt. S. A. Ashe, Col. F. A. Olds, Prof. Massey and Kinealy, of the A. & M. College; T. K. Bruner, of the Agricultural De partment; Dr. R. H. Lewis, Dr. K. P. Battle, Jr., R. H. Battle, Esq., Rev. W. M. Clark, Rev. J. H. Cordon, J. B. Batchelor, Esq., V. C. Royster, H. W. Miller, W. J. Peele, Prof. O. D. Mclver, Prof. J. O. Dinwiddie, the new Princi pal of Peace Institute, and Herbert W. Jackson. EX COMMENCEMENT DAY AT THE TIME-HONORED SALEM FEMALE COLLEGE. THE CIIFIR OF HISTORY DOW ED. Special to State Chr onicl The Chair of History was endowed to-day by the Alumni Association. There was a large and brilliant meeting of the Alumni and great enthusiasm prevailed. . The endowment matter was begun bj Prof. G. T. Winston, who read a let ter from D. G. Worth, Esq., of Wil mington, donating one thousand dollars towards the endowment. Mr. J. S. Carr followed the announce ment in a gloriouly effectual and elo quent speech which brought tears to the eyes of many. He closed his remarks by donating ten thousand dollars to the endowment. Col. W. H. S. Burgwyn, of Hender- fon, followed with a learned, eloquent and patriotic alumni oration, and gave one thousand dollars. Subscriptions of five hundred dollars each were made by Hon. John Manning, Prof. Veiable, Judge Phillips, Judge Gilmer, Col. Walter L. Steele, Mr. Ed. C. Smith, Mr John D. Currie and Gen. R. Barringer. Other contributions raised the amount to $17,000. Then Governor Fowle arose, and amid thardering applause, announced that his distinguished kinsman, Judge James Grant, of Iowa, would make his subscription $8,000, thus raising an endowment of $25,000 for the chair. D R. M ANGUM'S SUCCESSOR. People From Maine to Texas Witness the "Red Letter Day" of This Old-Institution- State Auditor Sander lia's Spicy and Eloqnent Address Concert &c. Special to State Chronicle. Winston-Salim, N. 0., June 4th, 1890. In all the years of its history the Sa lem Female College has never before witnessed such a day as dawned upon it this morning. At an early hour a great throng of people congregate d ri the church and remained in order to retain their seats, ' while nearly a thousand were denied tht privilege of even a glimplse upon the happy scene. And the most astonishing fact which presents itself is, that at a similar gathering in North Carolina, never has- there been 10. Vocal Solo Grande Valse, Van- zano: Miss Kathanm. W. Evans. - Salem Orchestra. 11. Piano Solo La Reveil dn Lion. Kontski: Miss C. Francisco. : - ' 12. Vocal Quartette Estudiantina. Lacome: Misses Laciar. Hazlehnrst. Jones, Francisco. , . ,, 13. Piano Solo Allegro from Piano Concerto in C Major. Beethoven: Miss A. Laciar. Salem Orchestra. 14. ner. Chorus Faithful and True: Wag G. P. P. A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION. Lightning Strikes a Powder House- Houses are Demolished and Peonl Killed. : v 7 (By United Press.) Mansfield, O., June X At 4:30 o'clock this Afternoon, during a "heavy seen such an array of distinguished vis- storm ligtitning struck Tracy Avery's itors and patrons as can be seen here powder house, located about a milu i.mt following let- Judgc Grant epoke with evident feeling enquiry for some philosophical writer on The reading of this letter was heard of the satisfaction that it gave him to renew the associations of his youth. He kuew but two of his comrades who were now alive He recalled recollections of tho Professors Dr. Caldwell, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Phillips and otbers-to whoa he confessed himself indebted for all the success he bad won in life. When he matriculated there were only eighty students there. To be candid, he did not think that the people of the tit ate patrouized tho University as they ought to do. This place ought to send out an inllaence that would be felt in .every village in the State. R. U. Battle, Esq , was then intro duce!, and delivered his address on the life of Dr. Charlks Phillips. Extracts from this speech appear elsewhere in to day's Chronicle. MR. PEELE'S ADDRESS. W. J. Teili, Esq., of Raleigh, then presented the tablet erected to the mem ory of Prof. Graves by his old stu lenU. Mr. Peelk's address was a clear eut portrait of the lamented Prof. Graves. In it Mr. P. paid a warm tri bute to his genius, bis unvarying justice, nd iris power to infuse enthusiasm asaoag his pupils. It waa in Mr. P.'s Lett vein, full of tenderness, warmth aod love. Mr. Peele said: Some months ago Mr. Noble, of Wil mington, and some other students of the University conceived the idea that the former pupils of Professor Graves would he gUd of the privilege of raising some Jermannt testimonial of their regard or their teacher and of their affection for B&n. Coniannicatloni with such as oame first Into 'Jr Hindi speedily confirmed them in the'. opinion ot the estimation which he was held. Whither from North Carolina ot from the distant plalus of Texas, or from the National Capital, or from the busy cities of the Northwest, the letters breathe the same spirit of respect I hold in my hand a list of the names of those who have ask ed and been granted the privilege of ercctiog this tablet; and upon the tablet of the hearts ot his pupils 1 find written these words: 'Sacred to the memory of B. H. Graves, just in every relation of life, faithful in every duty he undertook to perform. ! ' J The first , time I ever saw Pro fessor Graves was in September, 1875. His pale face, bis thin and slight ly compressed lips, his great swelling brow and forehead, his meditative man ners, and his quick learned gaze im pressed mo that he was the most in tensely, intellectual man I had ever known. Nor was this impression less ened as time wore on, and the fire of his genius, which was consuming away all that was mortal of him left upon his face in still stronger lines, the hand writing of hit Maker. Prominent as a mathematician, be was hardly less to be admired for feis success in inspiring his classes with an enthusias tic love for work. He rarely compli mented and never flattered. The, most anybody could get was generally a sort of grant of approval, but we were anx ious enough for that , The secret of his success ai a teacher was his intense zeal and earnestness as a teacher, coupled with his absolute justice and, great diligence in grading. Like his great task-master, he rewarded strictly aoeording to ; our works, and it was well known among the atndents that he could be swayed by neither fear, favor or affection, reward or the hope of reward. They had the utmost con fidence in his tense of justioe in all mat ters. One time, when a batch ol stu- the intellectual progress of this country to ascertain what were the themes, the text books, the methods of instruction and tuition which prevailed in the Amer ican Colleges prior to the revolution. N What sort of instruction atCambridge filled Sam'l and John Adams with tutir notions of civil liberty. What sort of culture at New Haven brought Jonathan Edwards to his lofty rank among the theologians of this country and of Scot land; what discipline at Princeton fitted James Madison to exert such influences upon the formation of the constitution, and what academic drill at Columbia Col lege made Alexander Hamilton the founder of our national credit and our financial system? Though Columbia college claims the honor of being the first institution to recognize history as worthy of a profes sional chair, and in 1717 appointed the Rev. John McVickar, Professor of Philos ophy, Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, who, under the broad regis of a philosophical Erofessorship, protected and enoouraged istoric political studies, yet it was not until 1839 that the first distinctive endowment af a Chair of History in any American college was made. This was done by Harvard, and it led the way to the recognition of history, as worthy of an independent chair in all our higher institutions of learning. In 1855 Michigan University instituted a deportment of History and English Literature. Yale had no historical professorship until 1865. In 1857 Columbia College, N. Y., called Dr. Francis Lieber from Columbia College, S. C, to its new professorship of history and political science. This call of Dr. Lieber marks the first recognition, by a Northern college, of history and politics as co-ordinate scien ces. This combination would seem is the best. History, is past politics and politics is present history. History is primarily the experience of man in or ganized societies. Political science is the application of this historical experi ence to the existing problems of an ever progressive society. History and poli tics are as inseparable as past and pres ent. Almost every institution for the high er education now have courses in Amer ican history, and it is not a pleasant re flection for us, that in a list embracing some fifty colleges in the United States, showing the principle facts relating to the study of history in American col leges and universities, the University of North Carolina is not mentioned. The State University the Plate for it. An adequate foundation for the prose cution of studies in American institu tions can only be made at the Univer sity. It is not called for in schools be low that rank. History has become a technical study and it must ba pursued as such. The tendency ot the educa tional work of to-day is towards speciali zation. Technical instruction is the only instruction that counts in this world: eeneral information has little, if any, value compared with it; everything about something, not something about every thiog, is the desideratum in edu cation. When President White, who bad been President of the University of Michigan, became President of Cornell, he selected the chair of History. Says a recent writer: "If there is one idea which President White has represented more strongly than any other at Cornell University, it is the idea of educating the American youth in History and Po litical Science. This is and has always been the leading idea of his life.", with treat applause. Prof. Winston said that ar other son of North Carolina would give $1,000. Hon. James Grant, now of Iowa. Prof. E. A. Alderman next spoke, with eloquence and zeal, urging the friends of the University to rally and establish t he chair. With the confidence he appealed to the younger men to give as they could. He wished he could give more. He asked to be put down for $150. Mr. J. D. Currie, of Bladen, liked to htar meutalk in figures, and said he was willing to give $500. Prof. C. D. Mclver said that he would give $150, and would be glad to give more. Col. Thos. S. Kenan said that he did not know what he could give whether $100, $200, or $500, but he would give the most he could. Mil. John S. Hill, of the class of '89, said that the nineteen men would give ten dollars each. Prof C D. McIveb thought, if the endowment could not be raised, that two hundred of the Alumni would give ten dollars a year for several years, so as to start the chair. Then work could be done to raise the endowment. Robert W. Winston, Esq., proposed that of the $30,000 required, the younger Alumni would guarantee to raise $5,000 if the older Alumni would raise $25,000, He aud a few others would become re sponsible for the interest for the first year. Prof, venable belonared to neither class, but he desired to be put down for $250. Hon. John Manning desv.ed to be put down for $250. Prominent Visitors. Among the distinguished North Car- oliniaus prcseut X may mention Mr. Ju lian S Carr, Mai. W. A. Guthrie and Dr. John Manning, of Durham: John W. Fries, of Salem; Wm. Johnston and Gen. Rufus Barringer, of Charlotte; Dr. P. L. Murphy, supenntendent of the Western Insane Asylum; Chief Justice Merri mon, of Raleigh: Rev. N. B. Cobb, of Gary; Hon. Paul Cameron and John W. Graham, Clerk of the Court Gattis and Rev. Rev. G. H. Murphy, of Hulsboro; Marsden Bellamy, of Wilmington; Took, J. Hadley, of Wilson; Rev. R. B. John, of Greenville, N. C; Col. Paul B. Means, of Concord; R. W. Scott and Dr. G. A. Mebane, of Alamance; Dr. J. F, Miller, Prof. J. Z. Joyner and Henry L3e, of Goldsboro; Jas. O. Battle, of Warren; Hon. John A. Gilmer: J no. F. Mew borne and Jas. Rouse, of Lenoir; Col. W. H. S. Bur gwyn, of Henderson; Rev. T. H. Pritch ard, D. D., of Wilmington, Jno. L. Cur rie, of Bladen; W. S. Halliburton and J. F. Schenck, of Durham; Prof. C. G. Gates, of Garners; Prof. W. H. Overman, of Salisbury; W. F. Stroud, of Chatham; R. W. Wmton, of Oxford; Prof. Alex Graham, of Charlotte; Hon, Fred Phil lips, of Tarboro; J. W. Wiggins, of pur ham; W. N. Mebane, Esq., of Rocking ham; J. (J. Buxton, of Winston, From other states came Judge Grant, of Iowa; Hon. Samuel F lips, of Washington, D. C. The Press. The editors were well represented. Among those present were; Messrs. W, H. Miller, editor the Shelby Aurora; (who belonged to the class of 1867, and has not been at the university since that time); Col. B. B. Creecy, of the Eliza beth City Economist; Capt. 8. A. Ashe, editor the News and Observer; H. A, London, of the Chatham Record; H. A. Editorial Correspondence. Chapel Hill, N. C, Jane 4. 1890. The Board of Trustees, with singular unianmity, elected Prof. Horace H Wil liams as the successor to Dr. Mangum. He graduated at the University and ob tained the degrees M. A and B. A. in 1883. He then spent several years study ing Mental and Moral .Philosophy. He was Professor of this chair at Trinity College aud gave great satisfaction. He then obtained a fellowship at Harvard and has been studying Mental and Moral Philosophy and Theology at that institution. Mr. Williams is a native of Gates county a young man of about 30 years of age and is a licensed minis ter to the Methodist Episcopal church South. There is no young man in the State who has such scholastic attain ments, or who is so peculiarly qualified to succeed Dr. Mangum. A student of Dr. Mangum's, he always entertained a loyal veneration for his late instructor whose mantle he is to wear. The State is fortunate in securing the recall of Mr. Williams to serve it in his Alma Mater. I do not believe any se lection could have been so wise. It is likewise fortunate for the great Method ist church that the representative in the faculty is a man of such confessed schol arship and love of letters. While hav ing mastered mental and moral philoso phy at Trinity College, this university, Yale College and Howard College. Mr. Williams is not only a specialist, but is a gentleman of broad culture, and i& uiore than an accomplished specialist. I rejoice in hi i election and I believe that this action of the Trustees will be generally endorsed by the State. I know that those who know him and his qual ifications will rejoice in his election. J. D. W, H. & R. S. TyCKER&tO. For Chapel Hill. Arrived to-day. White kid slippers. W. H. & R S Tuckeb & Co. Bit; FIGHT AT A SUNDAY SCHOOL PIC-JSIC. A Hidden Keg of ireer Brews Big Trouble and One Man is Killed. IBy United Press- Birmingham, Ala., June 4. A Sun day school pic nic at McAdary Springs, thirty miles west of this city, on Sun day, ended in a fight. One man was killed outright and several wounded. A crowd of young men who had attend ed the pic-nic had a keg of beer hidden in the woods and all of them became in toxicated. A free fight was the result and George Roebreck's head was split open with a hatchet. It is not known who struck the fatal blow. A. L. Simp son and David Hendricks received wounds which may prove fatal. The fight broke up the pio-nic, and women and children ran screaming into the woods. Several children were lost for several hours. to-day. Before me as I write are faces known on the judicial benches of Miss ,issippi:and Louisiana, and in the coun cil halls of the nation. They have come to honor the graduation day of their daughters, and so bring their wives back once more to sae their beloved Alma Mater. The personnel of this great gathering is remarkable, being as one wouia term it the 'flower of the Southland." Yonder at the other end of the hall sits your good friend, Capt. A. D. McGill, of Cumberland, not both ering his head with legislative enact ments, but treating his soul to an over flow of happy thoughts as that ready speaker, Auditor u. w. Sanderlm. brings down the house with some of his witty remarkp. Yonder also sits Prof. Will A. Blair, who has just put on his 1. I J , -t 1 uuuuuug uuusu roues, anu a nunarea other men just like him who go to make up the personnel of this gathering, To-day's exercises were opened with Lustspiel Overture (Keler-Bela) by the Salem Orchestra, accompanied on the piano by Misses E. and A. Shore, of Yadkin county. The orchestra always does its duty at these exercises, and added another laurel to its crown by so beautifully rendering this excellent piece. This was followed with reading tne scripture ana prayer by Ex-Presi dent Kondtnaler, after which the Salu tatory was read by Miss Hattie Jarnagin, of Florida, and it was a gem worth a column of description. The Honor E9 say, by Miss Annie Bordeaux, of Lou lsiana, was delivered in an impressive manner and was greatly enioyed. After a piano solo by Miss L. Jenkins. Hon. G. W. Sanderlin, of Raleigh, was introduced and as he rose every ear was eagerly bent to catch the first words of the happy speaker. After an introduction in his inimitable style Mr. Sanderlin took "The Teacher" tor bis subject. There were three class es of men . to whom he always felt like taking off his "hat The preacher, educated or uned'ted, the editor with his "how de doTHXich day, and the teacher. Teaching he di vided into three parts the old field school with its biroh oil and blue back speller; the present with detailed statement of the vast work North Caro lina is now doing for the cause of educa tion, and the future, with its happy possi bilities, rendered certainties. The pupils he likened to the plodding oz, the stub born mule, fiery horse and soaring eagle. In concluding he predicted that teach ers of the future would be the most honored and best paid men in a com munity. Misses E. Rollins and A. Bordeaux rendered sweetly Pique Dam (Suppe), after which the diplomas were presented, and thirty-seven young ladies launohed tneir barks upon the sea of life. The orchestra followed with a good se lection, and then Miss Emma Rollins read one of the best written valedictories it has been our pleasure to hear. Mid the scenes of congratulations, the orchestra played "Roman March, and the morning exercises were olosed.r This afternoon the alumni meeting was held and was of greatest interest to every friend and alumna of this old in stitution. The following was the Programme. MUSIO. Letters of greeting: 1. Mrs. Jas. K. Polk, Polk Place, Tenn. 2. Mrs. Ann Lardner, Charlotte, jn. o. 3. Mrs. Jos. Schell, Lake City, S. C. MUSIC. Papers Reminiscences of school life: 1. Mrs. M A. Hartstene, New York City. 2. Mrs. M. M. Scarboiough, Ridge Springs, S. O. 3. Mrs. P. J. Ector, Winston, N. C. MUSIC. Mrs. Dr. Kernan, Lebanon, Va. Miss Kate Jones, Bethania, N. C. Miss Kate Paddison, Titusville, of the city. The house is said to have contained two tons . of powder, which exploded, causing a tremendous report. Hundreds of windows in the citv were broken, china and glassware were knocked from shelves and people thrown irom meir leet. Many buildings in the vicinity were badly wrecked. Two frame dwelling houses on the opposite side of the street from the map&zinA were levelled to the ground, scarcely anything remaining to show that they were dwellings. One of the houses was vacant; the other was occupied bv Henry Roost, his wife and two children. The husband was absent at the time of the explosion. A six month old babe was instantly killed, it being mutilated beyond recognition. The mother and other child, two years old, were blown over a hundred feet awav and are thought to be fatally injured. Nothing remains of the powder house; the bricks are scattered in all directions, some being found a quarter of a mile distant. The explosion was heard ten miles distant. Fully three thousand people have visited the scene. THE HATFILLD-McKOY FEUD. Kentucky Bill Creates a Sensation By wearing out Warrants Against the Hatfielus. B7 United Pi ess Charleston, W. Va., June 4. J. W. Napier, of Pike county, Ky., known along the Big Sandy as Kenf ucky Bill, has created a big sensation in Logan Co., among the HaCfields by going be fore justice Atkins, at Brownstown, and swearing out warrants for Anse,, Gap, Jonse and Elliott Hatfield. Thomas Mitchell, Frank Ellis and Clayton Bishop, charging them with having murdered Dan Stratton at Brownstown on the night of May 17th last. Stratton was one of the McOov - ers. ' 1 - ...! .. -.. r- . It seems the object in swearing out the warrants is to secure State aid in the arrest of the Hatfields, after which it will be easier to turn them over to the Kentucky authorities, who would only be too glad to put the accused under lock and key. THAT GREAT LOTTERY Is Again Seeking a Foothold in North Dakota And will Spend $5,000,000 to Effect its Purpose. By United Pre's. New York, June 4. The Times Bis marck (N. D.) special says that the efforts to secure a charter for the Louis iana lottery in North Dakota are being renewed with great energy. The State is swarming with agents of the lottery, and it is said $5,000,000 will be ex-, pended with a view to securing the election of a Governor and legislature favorable to the scheme. Case Against Customs Agent Beceher. By United Press. Seattle, Wash., June 4. In the U. S. Distriot Court yesterday, Judge Hanford refused to dismiss the celebrat ed cases against ex-Special customs agent Beecher, of PortTownsend, son of the Henry Ward Beecher. U. 8. Attor ney Winslow said that he had been au thorized by the department of Justice to enter a nolle pros in the case. James Phil- A ROARING CYCLONE. Sweeps Away the Tillage ot Brad' shanr, and Kills Six People. By United Press.l Lincoln, Neb., June 5th. Meagre re ports from Bradshaw, a hamlet of four or five hundred inhabitants, about SO miles west of Lincoln, state that the town was swept away about ten o'clock last night by a cyclone. Six persons are reported killed and twenty-five or more iojured Telegraph wires are down and no particulars oan be learned. Seventh Judicial District Convention. Special to the State Chronicle. Rockingham, N. C, Jnne 4. The nominating convention of the Seventh Judicial district will be held at Lanrin- History is simply the record of human Latham, editor of the Washington Oa-1 burg on July 7th. 4. 5. 6. Fla. MUSIC. Poem Miss Addie Fries, Salem, N.C. Alumnae song. Closing exercises Conducted by ,Dr. Rondthaler. Grand Concert. To-night a tremendous crowd was turned away from the doors because they could not find even a place to stand. The programme, which was well ar ranged, was as follows: 1 . Piano Duo Overture, Tell, Ros sini: Misses U. Uilinger and A. Adams. 2. Vocal Solo La Zingarella, Cam pan a: Miss M. Penn. 3. Piano Solo Cujus Amman, Rossini-Liszt: Miss S. Smith. 4. Vocal Solo La veritable Manola (French), Burgeois: Miss E. Hazlehurst. 5. Violin Solo Allegro from the Vio- lin Concerto in E Minor, Mendelssohn: Miss Grace Locke. SALEM ORCHESTRA. ; 6. Piano Solo Rhapsodie Hongroise, No. 10, Liszt: Miss A. Covington. , 7. Vooal Duet La Notte, Mililotti: Misses A. Laciar and A. Jones. 8. Violin Solo Menuetto, Boccherini: Miss W. GambilL 9. Piano Duet Span ische Taenze, Moskowsky: Misses O Wellons and R. Ellis, A STRANGE SUICIDE. An Undertaker While Preparing a Cof finRushes from his Wareroom and Plunges a Knife Into his Breast. . By United Press. Roanoke, Va., June 4. J. Charlton Simpson, a prominent contractor, builder and undertaker of Fincastle, committed suicide yesterday while preparing a cof fin for the burial of a little child. He broke from his wareroom, ran half a mile to a secluded spot and plunged a knife in his breast. He lived only a minute after a pursuing party found mm. Striking Coal Miners Defeated. By United Press. Peoria, III, June 4. After a struggle of six weeks, the striking coal miners practically acknowledged their defeat terday. Virginia Firemen. (By United Press.) Alexandria, Va., Jnne 4th The 4th annual convention of the Virginia State firemen began here this of ternoon. May or Downham welcomed the delegates. Two or three hundred were present. To morrow there will be a parade. . W. H. & R. 8. TUCKER A CO. ,s Hosiery Department. Read our regular advertisement to day for news from our hosiery man.' W. H. K. Hi TWOS CP,