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WILSON, N. C.,' FRIDAY, MARCH 13. 1896. No. 5. DIRECTORY. DEPARTURE OP TRAINS. LOCAL TRAINS I N. Bound. S. Bound. Between Florence and Weldon, Mo. 78. No. 23. 1:20 P. M. Leaves Wilson 2:05 P, M. Between Wilmington and Norfolk : Mo. 48. 1:00 P. M. "Shoo Leaves Wilson, No. a: 10 r. Fly" Wilmington to Rocky Mount : tyo. 40. No. 41. io:3 P. M. Leaves Wilson, 6:20 A. M. THROUGH TRAINS : Between Florence and Weldon : No. 32. No. 35 11:35 P.M. Leaves Wilson, 11:18 P.M. LOCAL FREIGHT NORTH BOUND : Leaves Wilson 7:05 A. M. WEEK IN CONQRES5. COUNTY OPPICERS. BOARD OP COMMISSIONERS '. W. W. Farmer, Chairman. Perry Renfrow, J. J. Btnum, W. D. P. Sharp, Wm. Woodard, Jr. J. W Crowell, Sheriff, W. E. Deans, Deputy, J, D. Bardin, Clerk of Superior Court. W. M. Wells, Register of Deeds, W. T. Farmer, Treasurer, F. W. Taylor, Standard Keeper, Dr. C. E. Moore, Coroner, James W. Taylor, Surveyor, TOWN OFFICERS. aldermen : John L. Weaver, zst Ward. P. B. Deans, and " Ernest Deans, , 3rd " Gao. Hackney, 4th " W,T. Ellis, 5th " Jm. F. Bruton, Mayor; ... jm. R. Moore, Town Clerk ; Last Thursday in the Senate the conference report on the Cuban resolu tion was presented, the report being that the Senate recede from its disar greement to the House resolutions and accept them as a substitute for its own resolution. On that day were passed twenty-five bills of minor importance. In the House the debate pertained to fixing the salaries of the U. S. Marshals. The bill making National military parks fields for drill for thelJ. S. Army was passed ; also a bill ap propriating $96,000 for the reconstruc tion of a biidge over the Mississippi River at Rock Island 111. On Friday after seven days considera tion of which the fee and salary system was a part thr. Legislative, and Judicial Appropriation Bill was passed. As the week progressed.the Senate showed an inclination to go slow regarding the Cuban resolution; and on Monday senator Hale of Maine spoke vigorous ly against it. Senator Hoar offered a resolution postponing all action until April 6th. In the House all of Monday was devoted to the District of Colum bia business. The action of ;the Spanish minister in correcting or qualifying though ihe public press, statements made in the Senate on the subject of the war in Cuba, was condemned by the Senators on Tuesday, many joining in the discussion- This day in the House was consumed in small appropriation bills. Mr. Hoar's resolution to postpone action on the Cuban Resolution until April 6th, was discussed in the Senate on Wednesday but final action was not taken. The Post Office Appropriation Bill was passed in the House. Affairs In Cuba. ftorxa' Hm4 tbo B. ft 0. The connection of Messrs. J. Pierpont Morgan & Co., with the Baltimore and Ohio system as its reorganization is now generally predicted. The Manu facturers' Record this week publishes an editorial which contains the follow ing extracts : "For everybody except the security- church, holders the receivership will be bene- R,f . J. C. Wingate, Rector ; morning ficial. It will result in a much needed- services 11 o'clock, evening 7:30 physical improvements, in large out 'clocTc. Sunday School at 3 o'clock, lays for betterments, and doubtless in P. M. Prayer meeting Wednesday and a radical change of doHcv of rr at vain. police : D. P. Christman, Chief. BfHRIAM HARRELL, FRANK FeLTON, James Marshbournb. CHURCHES. ' St. Timothy's Episcopal and Friday, 5 o'clock P. M. Methodist Church, Rev. T. N. Ivey, Pastor; services at 11 A. M. and 7:30 P.M. Sunday School, 3 P. M., J. F. Bruton, Supt, Prayer meeting Wed nesday night at 7:30. Disciples Church, Rev D. W. Davis, Pastor ; services on Second, Third and Fourth Sundays at 11:00 A. M. and to the country tributary to its lines. "Nearly two years ago the Manu facturers' Record published a detailed outline of the probable future of this road, predicting that it would pass under the control of Drexel, Morgan & Co., now J P. Morgan & Co., and be come in effect at part of the Southern Railway system. This, we believe, will be the outcome of the recognition. General Weyler has experienced many reverses this week. He has been completely outgeneral led by Gomez and Maceo the Insur gent Generals. The government report showed that he had the Cubans penned up in a tri angle pen and yet the latter have brok en from this pen and have escaped. The Spaniards still have the control of the railroads but are unable to make more than five miles per hour with the trains on account of Insurgent interfer ence. The butcheries on the part of the Spaniards have become so frequent and uncalled for that the Spanish Gen eral has been compelled to order that no non-combatants must be punished mi less direct evidence can bt obtain The people of Cuba are terrorized and are leaving the island. General Weyler has removed the alcades from all the towns and has placed men over them who are officers in his army. These men have absolute au thonty, and expect praise from their general for all their inhuman deeds Fight With Itoonshlners at Kernera vllle. Aaother Cuban Defeat-Wanting a Stay Law. Havana, March la -Gen. Prats rep' resents having a battle with a force of rebels 4,000 strong commanded by yumtln. Banderas and Angel Guerra on the Rita estate at Baro, in the pro vince of Matanzas. The troops dis lodged the enemy, who were entrench ed, and later, resisted successfully an attempt on the part of the rebels to form in a circle with the Intention of surrounding Gen. Prats' cavalry. The arrival of reinforcements of infantry frustrated this, and With the additional force, the enemy were finally dispersed The fight lasted four hours. . The offi ttal reports say that , the enemy lost twenty killed and a" large number wounded. ihe planters of the provinces of Havana and Matanzas held a meeting m this city to-day and signed a memor ialtothe captain-general asking him to suspend the collection of taxes and prohibit the institution of judicial pro ceedings against planters for debt urg ing that their insolvent condition is due to the impossibility under the existing circumstances of grinding the sugar up. Messenger. Burled Alive. Winston, N. C, March 9 At Ker- nersville, N. C, eleven miles from Winston, a desperate fight occurred at seven o'clock this morning between Revenue Officers James Smith and Walter Davis and Bob Jordan and his son Bonner. The officers went to Jor dan's home to search for "blockade" whiskey. They found one keg under his wood pile. As they attempted to enter the house the father and son be gan firing on the revenue men, who also began shooting After several rounds had been fired by the combat ants, it was discovered that Bob Jordan was dead and that his son was fatally injured. Both officers were also ser iously wounded. Both men, however, were .rule to t.Uv thv niornific train for Greenboro. Bonner Jordan, the son, who is fatally injured, has been regarded as a desperate character for several years. Bonner Jordan died at 10 o'clock three balls went through him. Both officers are still in Greensboro, unable to be moved. Their injuries are now considered more dangerous than first reported, especially Davis who is shot in the groin. Smith and Davis are from Stokes county, and and were among the county's leading blockaders a fewyears ago. They are plucky and tvfl of energy. The Jordans were any Ming put cowards. Star. V. J e i ..... i Iowa Republican!. Ues Koines, March 10. A hard fight has developed 'p night against ciarkson, for delegate at large and it : t...i ?t 1 ... uajciy possmie ne win De aeleated. The fight, however, is aimed more at his defeat for member of the national committee than for delegate. Enthu siasm for Allison runs high. The dele gation will be instructed for him for President, and a platform will be writ ten with the view of his standing on it Detore the nation. Jacob Rich, of Dubuque Allison's home manager. came here with the outline of a plat- torm, but it will probably not be adopt ed. It was of broad scope, and in its place, the plan now is to adopt a gener al resolution calling attention to Alli son's public record as the best plat form which a candidate could stand upon . This will dodge the embarrass ment of a declaration of the currency question, which was the serious weak ness of the Rich resolution. Star. 7:30 P. M. Prayer meeting every When that has been accomplished Mr rra 1 i. i . inursaay nignt. aunaay scnooiat 3 o'clock, P. M., Geo. Hackney, Supt. Presbyterian Church. Sunday School at 3 o'clock, P. M. E. M. Nadal, Snpt. Baptist Church. Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:30. Sunday School 3 P. M., H. E.Thompson, Supt. Primitive Baptist Church, services every 4th Sunday and Saturday before, at 11 o'clock, A. M ; Elder P. D. Gold, Pastor. Prayer meeting each Thurs day evehing at the residence of differ ent members of the church. Morgan will probably have, unfortu tuately, gotten his control over the system, thus adding one more great company to the gigantic operations of which he is the dictator. The Manu facturers' Record's only objection to this is that Mif. Morgan is becoming too much of a dominating owner in rail roads and finance for the good of the country. There is danger ahead in such power centered in one concern. But this is a digression. "As the connecting link between New York and the South the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad can be made of immense I I A 1.1 m . i . r LODGES. vaiuc u me 9,000 or io.cdo mnes 01 Regular meetings of Mt. Lebanon Southern roads now controlled by Mr. Lodce No. in A. F. & A. M. n.r hoM Morgan. When this comes about there in their hall, corner of Nash and Golds- J11 be a raPPle of giants-the boro streets on the ist and ,rd Mdav Pennsylvania and the Morgan interests nights at 7:80 o'clock P. M. each month. J. D. Bullock, W. M. Regular meetings of Mt. Lebanon Chapter No. vj are held in the Masonic Hall every and Monday night at 7:30 o'clock P. M. each month. . j - Lat Williams, H. P. Regular meetings of Mt. Lebanon Commaridery No. 7 are held in the Ma sonic hall every 4th Monday night at 7:30 o'clock each month. B. F, Regular, K.ofH. : over the ThurR fighting for territory." control in the Southern Atlantic Hotel Sold. The well known North Carolina Sum mef resort, Atlantic Hotel has been ex changed for a block of real estate In Laurel City. Md. The stock held a meeting houi Mr. H. L. Wootten, of this city, in forms us of a distressing revelation which came about through the removal of the body of his uncle, the late Mr, Charles Wootten, of Centreville, Pitt, county. Mr. Wooten died about five years ago, and the other day his brother-in-law, Mr. Jos. May, disinterred the remains to place them elsewhere. Both the box and the coffin were found in a good state of preservation, but one side of the coffin was found to have been forced off to have been for ced with such violence as as to break the screws, and Mr. Wooten 's body, instead of being on its back in which position it is absolutely known to have been buried, was on the side with the face toward the part of the coffin which had been burst open, There seems to be but one solution of this state of affairs, and that is that life was not extinct when Mr. Wooten was interred, and that he revived be fore death came, and struggled sufficiently to rend the coffin in the manner described. Newbern Journal. Ilexlcan Revolutionist!. Nogales Arizona, March 10 Every precaution is being taken to frustrate the designs of Lauro Aguirre and Flores Chapa, who with their fo are on their wayt to orj Horrible Accident!. Birmingham, Ala., March 7. A special to the State Hera'd from Ge neva myr. InL'!jg-:i reached here this morning of a series of horrible ac cidents in various parts of the county. The daughter of Mr. John Hahn, living on the east side of Choctawhatchee, was burning brush and her dress caught from the fire. She lived about two hours and died in intense agony. Her father and sister who went to her as sistance were, it is beared, fatally burned. Mrs. John Odom, a feeble old lady, living lour miles north of nere, fell In the fireplace last night and was ter ribly burned, both eyes being burned from their sockets, and her face and breast Bcorched black. She will die. Another woman living in the west end of the county, whose burning trash when the high winds blew some sparks on her dress and before help could be given her she was burned to a crisp. She had laid her two-months-old baby on the ground and was forced to watch three large hogs devour the child alive while she was suffering the death agonies herself. This makes the sixth death that has resulted from in the last two weeS J STATENEWS. At a revival at Wake Forest College ending last week forty-eight students professed religion. Another cotton factory under con sideration in Charlotte. It will be within the city with a capital stock of $50,000. The steamer Commodore sailed from Wilmington Tuesday with a cargo of arms and ammunition bound for Cuba, The Presbyterians of Raleigh will erect a handsome church on the site of the old- church, which is being moved away. The oldest citizen of Tinldch who has spent his whole life in the city, Mr. Charles Cross died last Saturday after noon, aged 78. The celebrated Cleveland Springs property was sold at public auction in Shelby last Monday. It was bid in by the heirs at $27,000. Pittsboro will soon build a cotton mill on the co-operative plan, the shares having a par value of $50 payable in 25 cent installments. It is reported of late that the Nor folk & Western company will build a road from Winston to Charlotte, to conneet with the Seaboard Air Line, South. The skull and bones of one of the men who perished in the Cumnock coal mine disaster last Decembrr have been found in some of the coal deliver ed at Wilmington. A dispatch from Asheville yester day says : "Judge Simonton has de cided, upon request of counsel, to hear the Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Rail road case here March 18th" A venerable citizen of New Hanover county, Mr. Luke S. McClammy died at ms residence at scott s Hill on the 4th of March. He was 88 years old and had been a resident of Scott's Hill all his life. Thu Southern Express Co. was noti fied some time ago to appear before the Commission yesterday, the 9th if they desired to enter exception to the ruling of the Commission. They failed to appear yesterday and the ruling stands. The new rates go into effect on the 16th inst. The express company claims that the change in rates hits them a hard blow, It takes $2,000 a year off the express on the shipments of fish and oysters over the A. & N. C. road alone Kcws & Observer, D. L. Russell received a black eye in the Republican Convention of Nash county last week. It declared in fa vor of Oliver H. Dockery. It is the opinion that Grant has hurt himself and Russell in his action in overriding State Chairman Holton as to the time of holding the county conventions. Eugene Shaw, aged 20 years of Greensboro, but who worked at the Vance cotton mills at Salisbury was killed by a train a mile south of High Point last Saturday night. The engi neer did not know of the accident until he reached Salisbury when a part of the man's body was found on the en gine. The Yarborough house at Raleigh has been temporarily closed until its proprietor, L. T. Brown can make soom arrangements regarding confes sed judgments against him, amounting to about $5000. The hotel is own; the Gaines Estate ant R.