The Asheville Weekly Citizen from Asheville, North Carolina on May 12, 1903 · 7
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The Asheville Weekly Citizen from Asheville, North Carolina · 7

Asheville, North Carolina
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Tuesday, May 12, 1903
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3U - (TCESDAT, MAT 11. 1ML THE SEMI-WEEKLY CITIZEN. 71 tfife latei i Thorn,, rhoinij Dia.ksi IWilj e drt( b !r th;: iKild-b ! Hefc er ti ell. If illow with le n lM nuts' 1 lik He i ssistJl one ,hol4 Of? 1 sb ml eain. )M. Mi sW on l r k A SOME SKETCHES OF ASIIEVILLE'S SCHOOLS Since the last number concerning the eirijr settlement of Asheville your cor-rMpondent hit ascertained that Jnmer M. smith was married to Miss Polly Patton, aaugmer ui jonn ana sistei .t Montraville Patton. and a near rel ative of Mrs. Judge Aston and of Mr. James McKee. And therefor, he was not mistaken In supposing she was a woman of extraordinary attainments, both moral and mental. Col. James M. Alexander built a dwelling house on the lot or lota where Mrs. Dr. Hil da rd now lives ana Drought water for his own use in wooden plpea secured by Iron bands, from the hills about Beaucatcher and Town Mountain. It was In that house that a daughter was born who afterwards flrat married Mr. Ray, the father of our CoL James M. Ray, who laughingly says his name Is aot James Madison of presldental fame. Afterwards when she became a widow (be was married to Col. Richard Sond-ley of Columbia. 8. C who had made a handsome fortune as a cotton merchant in his native state, and a son now resides here In practice of the law and has recently bceen appointed. by Gov. Aycock one of the historical com-BilMloners for North Carolina, for which he is so eminently qualified. In examining the records and family history of this Western North Carolina, one Is struck with the fact that almost all the families of prominence have intermarried and their descend ants are akin. Their manners and deportment in the open, as well as their habits and customs In the home are the same. The girls are modest, rentle and quick to serve; and the boys are Industrious, brave and chivalrous. This brings us to the public and prt- . vate schools of this city as they were continued after those already mention- ed. One of the oldest institutions Is "the Asheville. Female College," which was an outgrowth of the Dickson Sem-Inarv already mentioned. It was founded by Dr. James Atkins and the late J. A. Branner In the year 1888. The school was well equipped and well patronized. The Misses Champion School for Girls was opened In January, 1886. and was successful from Its . very beting, owing to the refined culture and surroundings, as well as thorough Instruction. The excellent work done by the Normal and Industrial school for girls, under the management of the learned Dr. Lawrence, Is familiar to all. The Ravenscroft High School for Boys was established in 1850 and commanded a good patronage. It was Inaugurated, as I believe,- by Dr. Buxton, nomen clarem et venerablle. and named for the Teat bishop, who laid the first foundations of the Episcopal church in North Carolina. He was the rector of St. James' In Mecklenburg county, Va., where the Nelson's, Skip-withs, the Burwella, Bnuldwtns. were shipped in the 80's, and It was his min istrations at the dying bedside of Hon. John Waller Lewis, an eminent lawyer i and intimate friend of Mr. Thomas Atkinson, that brought the latter to renounce his agnostic theories which he held in common with Mr. Lewis, and participate in the confirmation rite when administered at the death bed of Mr. Lewis by Bishop Ravenscroftwho had been sent for on account of the last sickness of his long time friend. Mr. Atkinson laid aside the law for divinity and after preaching for some years was chosen Bishop of North Carolina and served the remainder of hla life in this State. And as there are many persons now living who were confirmed by him and knew him well It Is unnecessary to tell of his many virtues and the loveliness of his character. Then comes the Bingham school, which was founded in 179 J by the grandfather of MaJ. Robert Bingham. the present principal and was until .180 located In Orange county, North Carolina The school here Is situated on a plateau bluff, overlooking French Broad river and Riverside Park, and commands one of the most magnificent views In this entire vicinity. The buildings are equipped with every de-"slrable-convenlence for a high literary tary point of view-It Js unsurpassed, the instruction Is plete without any effort to dodgethe-l rrdi urK oi sway ann spare u iiwm-shlps to boys, by nature as a rule, lazy. One of the most useful Institutions V 1" 1 coll V list the cltv Is the Southern Business college, in the Paragon building, estab lished by Mr. M. M. Lemmond, ana new most successfully conducted by Prof. Shockloy, In which the most thor- nuith training Is given In a business courser Stenography, penmanship, type writing, etc., and"ilaces of business ..uinwi roe amgent muneui. aiso we have the Aaheville farm school, situated about ten miles east of the city. It consists of 4S0 acres of Jand, purchased some years ago, at-a cost of $4. Ron. and $20,000 have since been expended on It. The school opened In November, 1894,-wtth-about 20 boys, this being all that could be accommodated at that time. Over one hundred can now-be.provlded for. The scnooi ts meant to clve" the-boys a ood elementary education, to teach f mem all kinds of farm work, except cooking and to learhr-earpentering. The Flower Mission herebe?nn--lts most important work-In 1884. It was then organized as auxiliary to the State branch of that department of the w. C. T. U Its original work being - POT! fl n n II.. It- nam "'v.ii j iiic null 1 in tlmt i Indicate. It has now a central office in-theityhaH;-where a matron Is al ways present to receiVfwndSturn over to a board of rltlun nil nnltrafloiisWy.--inbnk No. SO of the record of or assistance, and bv this method It Jas proposed to abolish open street begrfna' Tho Ml.aln-. TJrxnlfal Is an ?mwth jf the Flower Mission and had its start-in-18&Rrwtth-the rent of -njytwo rooms assured; In-188f. The nnanTW-mamgers. bought the HawlevJ Place, which was used"Bs--hP9pital for Jive years. Then, through the geTwwous " jnVrfHmiaurj, Houghteliwr iritbyJmio. 1903, afTr!4oxk.M.. ex- "i or H500 towards-Sew-huiiamg, the managers were able to begln-a-Hn anoiai campaign so successful as to J"Wfy-4h-erectlon of a new building. ?LLrn wa ready Tor-usejn December. '9Z. This hospital la stiiraepeodent 'if con"1lersh!e extent on private eon"-Whutions. Too much nralse cannot be SestOWed nr.nn tl,-.nual,.lana nt the T",T who nve given their services gra- lulIouslvVkiK . "tnLJ r io tne trained nurses.ladiesot refinement and birth, who have often - ?J"""ed the sick and needy outsider " r "ltal.who were sick and needy "w without the means nf support, and jnia some ladles hsve done-outside-flf he associated charities. "hould not forget In this connec-aw- 1,1 the Buncombe county. Chil-?nf Home grew out of a conversa-tween Mr. J. E. Rankin, whilst 2j - theTrounty commissioners, ia Miss Finn. T .n vn...m irwnen the latter p ." " "l 1 ' -woman with two-children admis" offtre-of said Buncombe county) to 1 .wT-" Almshouse. Mr. Rankin, in . always ready to do and assist -wTT 00d work. and touse hit i lnflu'np tor the advancement w city and county, suggested an appeal to the commissioners. And at their next meeting, accompanied by Capt. J. P. Sawyer. Miss Patton Induced them to appoint a committee to present plans for the establishment of V,?1" abandoned and friendless children until suitable private homes could be found for them, and only those who have examined into the work of this most necessary charity for all cities, csn have a conception of the great good it has been to the unfortunates, not only of Buncombe county, but of many flourishing ad-Joining counties and states as welL This home has Indeed done a good which cannot be estimated, and the Legislature In March, 1891, legalised the establishment and maintainance at public expense of such homes In Buncombe county. Miss Patton may well be pleased as well as proud of the result of an effort which has saved many children of worthy parents whom misfortune had cast Into the dust, from Ignorance and vice and taught them how to become self-rspectlng and self-supporting. Whilst there is so much talking of reform In our cltv we should not forget that we have a reformatory as an adjunct of the city prison, which was Instituted under the administration of Capt. T. W. Patton, mayor, and suitable public matron employed by the city, whose duty It Is to supervise the women prisoners and keep them profitably employed. A large room in the city hall Is devoted to this purpose. SAXA GOTHA. To Be Continued. STREEl FIGHT IN HICKORY. (Special to The ClUxen.) Hickory, N. C, May 9. The saloons have been closed here since last Tuesday but a drunken brawl nevertheless occurred today. Jule Tunt and Robert Hoffman, two white men residing a few miles from town, engaged in a street ght with Will Morrison, a colored driver for T. A. Field's general store. Tount and Hoffman were partly undei the Influence of liquor and driving down a side street In a reckless manner. Chey collided with the wagon driven by Morrison, and the result was an affray Warrants were Issued tonight by Mayor Elliott for the participants, Washln-ton, May 9. During the session of senntorlnl sub committee at Hot Springs todav Senator Spooner said that It would be manifestly improper for the members of the committees to discuss publicly in advance of definite conclusion, the work being done as such discussion would serve no useful purpose and would tend materially to embarrass the committee. It is the jnirpose of the Republican members of the sub-committee to hold during the summer a series of meetings at which the whole subject of financial legislation would be considered exhaustively. LITTi-E ACCOMPLISHED TOWARD PANAMA CANAu PROJECT Washington. May . The subcommittee of the Isthmian Canal Commission, consisting of Rear Admiral Walker, General Haines and Professor Burr, which visited the Isthmus of Panama to Inspect the work and property of the new Punnma Canal company, has return to Washington. , The mission of the committee was ac complished quicker than was antici pated. The commission found thai while the canal company has employed on the work about 1200 men, little, in a definite or effective way. Is being accomplished. Just enough work Is be ing done to keep the project alive. Members of the commlsplon say that ratification of the canal treaty by the United States senate was received enthusiastically by tne people on the Istn-mus. Property values increased rapidly and real estate along the route of the cannl continues to arise. On arrival at the Isthmus, the mem- NEW ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT TO BE INSTALLED AT HICKORY (Special to The Citlxen.) Hickory, N. C, May 9. This place will Boon be one of the best lighted towns of its size In North Carolina. One of the largest and finest equipped electric lighting plants In the south will be completed here, next week. The plant Ib being installed by-the..Thorton Light and Power company, composed of some of wealthiest residents of this nluc fnl M V. Ttinrntnn hpini nrea- trlAtit If In MtlmnlnH thul the nlunt when com pleten will, cost $27,000 and ivi.. use tivi return tlihiilirr boilers. l.riU horse power each, and a 250 CTse4 power Hamilton and Corless engine which will drive live dynamos. The Dullding will be 108 "by 32 feet and 14 feet high when completed. The number of street lamps will be increased from 19 to 50. A 816,000 Ice plantwlll eooii erected by the same company; TheJ cold storage-alone will cost xz.Ms. It is understood that a Chic-ago firm will b lw)lr1rt the contract. n.h ,, s The HOttthcrn symphony band o twenty pieces which has just recently been organized by the yoUirg mfcti of the place, gave a street concert heTeAuaual sermon. Rev. C. M. Johnsons tonight which was. very commendable. The funeral services over-the remains lf D. C. Kerver were held here today. Mr. Kerver was one of the best know n traveling men In the south, having rep resented Adnlphuus Blalrandj5ons of llkhmond. Va. for years. .The Inter- mem ttTts-made In the iamlly1ot-at. uukwood cemetery. LAND SALE. By virtue ot uTpowr of sale con tained in a certain mortgager-executed n tin- underslgne.l l.y Thcodor Iloha gen. dated the lrtth day of October, 1899. pnd registered In the office t the Register of Dejds for Buncombe coun- deSds-otjtrust and-nwrtKages, pace 112. to which rerercneojs hereby mnder-ue-4 fault having been adelnrjtbe pay ment of the principal and Interest -of.l the note secured by said mortgage, and the power of sale contained In sild m.-i igage. having thereby become Doble-,-mort.J .Monday, the 8th pose for t public auctioivtir-theJ highest-Judder, forratithe following ifMcritel piee" 0rHwaLi)rT!rn4att-uate7lyTnB-nd being In the clTyoT Afihcville, counTy-of Buncombe and State of North Carolina, andbounded and described as follows: -.Beginning, on the North Margin of Starnes avenuer-at-cast-corner of lot No. S. and runs north T-t-4-legrees west with line of No. . one hundredH, Rodenhizer. C. L. Thomas. T. C, and seventy-five (175) feet to Ran-kln'rHner-thence north B6 1-4 degrees east-one hundred and Itfifc H50) feet to a staker-thence sonth 11 T-r derf grees east one hundred -and seventy-five (175) feet to a stake in margin of Starnes avenue; tqence wttn starnes avenue "S.6i degrees W, one hundred and fiftv T159)feet"tthe beginning. weing the lots conveyeo. wjoeooor Hohagen by Jesse P. Starnes and -wife and M. E. Roberts (deeds registered In book 72, pae K7, no. it, page 423 ana gether With all the Improvements thereon. ThlsMe 7th r or May. 190S. . DIEDRICH DOHLB, : Mortpifee. H ow semi-wee kiy . MMIMMM COMMENCEMENTS. Cullowhee tchooL V Cullowhee High School commence-ment this year win take place May 1J and 14. The order of exercises w ill be as follows: Wednesday, May 1J. 11 a. m. Annual sermon. Rev. Frank Slier, pastor of Central Methodist church. Asheville. t:09 p. m. Elocutionary and calls-thenlc exercises by students of the primary and Intermediate departments. 8:00 p. m. Joint celebration of the Columbian and Erosophlan Literary societies. Presiding officer Attorney F. E. Alley. Webster. N. C. Thursday, May 14, 11 a. m. Annual address, Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, Shelby, N, C. i-09 p. m. Exercises of the tenth rraduat(ng class, presentation of certificates, diplomas, scholarships, etc. 1:00 p. m.-Jfmual meeting of the alumni. jkf 8:00 p. m. Final entertainment Columbian and Erosophian Joint Celebration: Declamation J. R. Wright. Shortoff. Essay Miss Gertie Coward, Painter. Reading Miss Essie Zachary, Cashiers. Recitation Miss Birdie Shelton, Whlttler. Debate Resolved, That our government's policy of acquiring foreign ter-rltory Is a necessity of national progress and perpetuity. Affirmative L. H. Hampton, Sylva, and C. M. Davis, Robblnsville. Negative J. T. Oribble, Harris, and E. D. Hopkins, Taylorsburg, Va. Oration R. O. Self, Webster. Journal Miss Demerrles Long, Painter. Ushers Miss Bird Zachary, Cashiers; O. W. Sutton. Deets: Miss Lulu Stlllwell, Harris: W. R. Wilson, Cher-rvfield; Miss Minnie Long, Painter; W. c. Queen, Dillsboro. Alumni association. 1903-1904 Pres ident, Miss Eddie W. Richards, Painter (class of 1902): orator (May 14. 1903) Miss Minnie Norton. Painter (class of isuz): secretary, Miss Nellie Smith, Painter (class of 1895). Class Rolls: Junior class, normal department w. T. DeHart, loveta: 8. E. Varner, Whlttler; Miss Cellle Bryson, Painter; J. J. Cowan, Deets; W. C. Queen. Dillsboro; Miss Birdie Shelton, Whlttler: B. O. Painter, Painter; G. E. Bryson, Cull.-isaja; Miss Boulah Norton, Painter: G. T. Wike, Sapphire- C. E. Moore. Ellltay: Miss Pearl Zachary, Norton; C. O. Boone. Fall Cliff; secretary. Miss Bertie Smith. Painter. Classical dennrtnient R. O. Self, Webster; Miss Kittle Zacharv, Norton; C C. Coward, Webster: J. L. Moore, Ellljay; J. T. Orlbble, Harris. President. L. H. Hampton, Sylva. Class flowers, the daisy, class colors, purple and white; class motto, Dlsce facere faclendo. Senior class. Normal department Miss Lul Stlllwell, Harris: J. R, Wright. Shortoff: C. M. Davis, Robblnsville; Miss Gertie Coward, Painter: J. L. Moore. Ellljay; R. O. Self. Webster: Miss Bird Zacharv, Cashiers; J. T. Orlbble, Harris; E. D. Hopkins, Taylorsburg, Va.: Miss Hattle Potts, Painter; M. D. Hardin, London, Ky.; S. J. Phillips. Rich Mountain. Secreta ry, Miss Sadie Stlllwell, Harris. Classical department Miss Demer rics Long. Painter; L. J. Smith, Paint er: Miss Essie Zachary. ( ashlers. Pres ldent. Miss Laura B. Coward, Painter. Commercial department Miss Mln nie Norton. Painter; Miss Eddie Rlch- ords, rainier. Class flower, crab apple blossom; class colors, pink and gold; cltsa mot to: FroccalmuH fidentes ueo. Woavervills Colloae. Weavervlllo college will hold Its an nual commencement exercises on May 15-19. The program is ns follows: Reunion of Cllosopliic, Delphian and Entre Nous Literary societies, Friday, May 15, 8:00 p. m. Junior entertainment Saturday.May 16. 8 p. m Commencement sermon by Rev. D. Vance Price, Sunda-. May 17. 11 a. m Eoworth League sermon by Rev. E. K. McLarty. Sunday. May 17, 8 p. m. "-Declamation contest for Vandiver medal, Monday, May 18, 10 a. m. Elocution contest for Nannie Rlack McDowell medal. Monday, May 18, 8 p. ni Orntlon contest for West oratorical medal. Tuesday, May 19, 10 a. m Annual address.-'- Rev. Plato T. Durham. Tuesday. May T9r1-" ni Annual meeting board of trustees. Tuesday, May 19, 1:30 p. m. - - .Rpc,ta, bv M'"" Anna 1,00 Reagan arid Miss. Nan J. Weaver, Tuosday.May 19, 8 p. m. The claes roll la AlfrPd-N-Penland, J. Scroop Styles, Mary Tom Weaver; L. Chief marshal, George Hampton aides. Green Payne and Glen Weaver. Oak Ridge Institute. TheCttlson.ts Indebted to Mr. S. W, Llpinsky for an Invitation to the commencement exercises of Oak Ridge Imtttute, to be held May 20th and 21st. Thep rogram is as follows: Wednesday, May 20,T9V4l a. m.- presideTir-NorUi Carolina conference, , , . i r, . .V ' , t , boro, N. C; 3 p. m., class day-erxereiajj es: x iv m.nrst junior speaKing: second alumnf address, by Dr. W. E. Dodd, professor of historyv-Randolph-Macon College, Va. -ThursdavMay 21. 190310 a. m.. Senior speakingr-2 pjn., literary address, Hon. E. W Webb, Shclbyv-N C. Representatives: Clark Dixon, Monroe-ton,N7-t1ri-T-( Trlplette. Hendrix, N. C; C. R. Bow rnitnr-ak5idKe, N. C: W. D. Moser. Rock Creek, 7frtir7--T j;. W-Hliams, Wilmington, N. C, T. A. For-bis, GrectmbroOT. C.I T. I Lee. Lau-jnhiirg, N. C; W'Tt-6tacl(uMoroe Officers:- Marshals Chief: W. B. Ross.. Pleasant Garden. N. C.; C. H. Mmball. Enfield: F.r H. WHsoiv Shady Grove; Nr-ert-flr-WJClrkman, Pleas ent Garden. N. (V; 0.-K, Ross, Anson- es HMcArthur, Fayette Wr4-Crafton. jr., Retds- B. L. Lvnchv fjaurenburg. N. C: St T. Lender. Oxford.- NTP" -i?f!Lt0 inot Managers Chiefs John McCanless, Salisbury. N. C: F. L. Spragefr Mount Airv. N. C; T. L. Lace. Mnxton, N. C; r.Vi-jjiimap, insonvnie, xv. r; w. Hester, llesterr-ICI; -TV B; Womble, oldston. N. C: C.rCTrmnot Terrell. N. (l'Ttr!?Ui"!toneidsyiije.N;4 C.: T. C. Taylor. FHyettwOUe, ommittee of Invitation lor, Mrti. Cum m 1 n gs, R. H. Chatham, W. U Capel, wrti-CurrleR. F. Dor-sett. W. C. Tucker, R. L. Beasleyv-JX KendahV-C-H. Hand. A. B. Baines. E. W. Laddison."Tr-&-Woodard, JrFrank Hurley, r. H. Call. T. C. RnblnsonH. DMorris,T. 8. McNeill. T. H. Owyn, G. T.- Rarer. H."H.-RaeeyiJohn Grant ham. E. H. Meyer. F. W. Hicks.WB. Markham. A. O. McHayr Ls-LMerritt, Frank Gilliam, B. A, Tlmberlake, R. L. Hammond, T. R- Proctor, L. H. Cobb, T. E. Cobb. L. H. Roberson, C. D. Leather. Frank Armfield, Chaa. K. Lv-on, -AjrNp Holshouser, T. 1. Croom, B. WJ Morgaiu fc.. ., ; The A. and M. Collar. " Wslter H. Page, editor of World's Work, will deliver the commencement address at the Agricultural and Mechanical college here and Rev. Joseph Rennie,' D. D, the noted Presbyterian minister of Norfolk. V, will preach the taccalaureate sermon. The commencement will be May 24 to 2T. No doubt Mr. Page's address will draw a large audience. . - v i CATAWBA COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT. The faculty and senior class of Catawba college have issued invitations for its commencement exercises May 17 to tU IMS, Newton, N. C. The program l as follows: Sunday. May 17.. :0 p. m. Baccalaureate sermon by Rev. C. B. Heller, Maiden. N. C. Monday, Majf 18, 8:M p. m. De-clalmcrs' contest. ' Tuesday, May 11, :00 Ifm. Orator's contest' , Wednesday, May 10. S: 00 p. m. Alumni address by Rev, A. M. Hols-houser, Lexington, N. C. Thursday, May fl. 11:00 a. m. Annual address by Rev. Conrad Clever, D. D., Baltimore, Md.: 1:00 p. m., graduating exercises; 8.00 p. m., annual concert Graduates: Oration, Individual Responsibility, James IX Huggins, Me-chanlcsvllie, 8. C. " Oration. Life's Priceless Pearl, William 8. Clapp, Hartshorn. N. C. Oration, Dawning, Milton Whltecnee, Stanley, N. C. . Marshals: Chief. Bascoin B. Black-welder. Athenaean society Imrsey E. Caldwell, J. Irwin Httchlson and Geo. W. Shlpp: Phllomathean society Robt F. Cox, Robert B. Riddle, T. Leslie Wilson. RULES TO GOVERN 810RAGE AND RAILROAD DEMURRAGE. (Special to The Citizen). Raleigh. N. C May . The Corporation Commission made the rules to govern storage and -demurrage changes to go Into effect July first next. The rules allow railroad companies to charge $1 per day on all car loads not unloaded within 48 hours after notification and one cent per 100 pounds per day on less than car load shipments. The rules further require the railroads to place loaded cars In 4x hours after their arrival otherwise the shippers are to be paid $1 per day In excess of that time. It Is further provided that when slil-r make aopllcatlon for unloved curs the railroads shall furnish (he same within four days other-wiKC the penalty of $1 per day In excess of this time Is Imrosed. The rules go into effect July 1st. A REMARKABLE MURDER IN NASH COUNTY. A gentleman from Nash county tells of u remarkable cold blooded murder cij"''-'ed In that county this week. Alf vvnsoh. resldln' near Sutherland, was stabbed In the back bv David Wilson, his brother-in-law. After the deed Wilson carried his victim Lome on a Inarging sled. On arriving at the house of the murdered man, Wilson calmly b tnted that Alf had fallen on a knife and hurt himself, and requesting a nee dle and theesd he proceeded to aew up the wound which was a,dep ono. The , knife had penetrated thd spinal cord, causing paralysis of the brain, and the wounded man was unable io utter a word. Wilson left the house after dressing the wound and made good his escape. The Injured man died shortly pfter his departure without redlining consciousness. v the cause of tho affair Is unknown. Both trtcn were always good friends. A reward of $100 has heen offered by there.-.IUents of th it rectlon. - MORGANTON NOT A DRY TOWN. (Special to The t'ltlsen.r Morganton, N. C My ii,UThis place will scon hnvo salonmi again. In the re ent municipal ; election here the question of sale - sale of Intoxicants was one of tl)e rnnln Issues, resulting in a victor' by a htajorlty of three for the wale of Honor; a vote of 213 being polled, 77 for saloons. 87 for a dispensary, agnlnst a vote of 120 for prohibition. A total of 128( wet voles were cast T. C. Cobb was elected mayor by a small majority overthe prenent mavor, John Trull." Both are Democrats. DEPUTIES 8WORN IN" V" TO PROTECT RAILROAD Mobile. Ala.. May 5. A special to the 'Register from Okolona, Miss., mentions the swearing In of ten deputies to pro tect Mobile and Ohio property at Meridian in case of a strike contemplated . ver the en'.lre line of the company. Horace W. Clanke, master of trans-portatlonwho returned from May land toduy says he has heard nothing of such action and knows nothinjpof any .con templated strike. MEMORIAL DAY. Tomorrow, SJaVif.4sMemortal dav. This year, however. Memorial dayg lo be celebrated on June 3. the birthday of President Davis of tne Confederacy. The chantre of date Is soon to oomade general In the South and the local the Daughters of the Confederacy aha -the-Coiifc'tcrate veterans have decided to defr Uieir memorial - Services this year until that date, CoT.i.M Ttiiy said that at the last meeting of the PtsiteM-iiJedernte Veterans association no action wastakeH ofrthe-fireylous recommendation of the general o ssoc!rrrton--tliat the date be changed but Zeb Vance carftp wejiaJ,:,nerfnrdlon giadeu senoor-cniiaren observe June 3d. . jTookajirlmipul part and the display THE PETRIFIED GENTLEMAN GETS INCORPORATED. (Special to-Thentizen). Raleigh. X. -ilav OThe Pristine Petrified Phenomenon company of Ashcvlll(r-h-thcnume of a -peculiar corporation chartered rrr-tHo-accretary ofstate,--"The object and ntioriTn4 "theformation of thitt company Is to put on exhlnltlrm-4he petrified body of a man discovered and found" ln-the county of Henderson,- Roilston Creek, and all such thtJoss)ls, curiosities. artlc1es--nndlbjngs of Whatsoever kind the directors ma""Phnoxe The-capltaU suDscrloeu la xrs.Kiuvmn tnis may be exceeding; $50,000. A moilR thelncorj rstors are E. A uelsecher and D. The Klnston-Carollna Drug pany of KInstoHwas-4neorporated Jo day with $10,000 capital and J. M. Par rott. P. A, fiuinorly and K. 3. Bcston as Incorporators. - rnr; TICKET SCALPERrMAY. NOT ANDlXJEUNlOrrTICKEripiiatch worth $30 and a Ncw Orleans, May 9. As the result of appltcatlona-ky the combined trunk lines entering thlB"T-Hy-Judge Par-lange, In the United States--Circuit court today Issued an order to all the tlckep-sjcalpera. doing business here to show cause next Wednesday why an Injunction should not be Issued straining them from dmg-tn-aDy manner wnaiever in me reuucea iicaeis which the railroads are , to put on sale, for the Confederate reunion,' which meets here on May It. The company's alleged that they have arranged to sell tickets at one-third the usual rates, and unless relief ts granted through the courts the return coupons, or unused portions of many of r these tickets will be .vaudulently acquired and disposed of by the scalpers, causing losses through damage suits and otherwise. TRAINMEN STRIKE FOR I WAGES - Meridian, Miss.. May 9. Exactly at It o'clock today all the conductors, braketnen and swltcnmen on the divisions of the Mobile and Ohio railroad between here and Mobile and Jackson, Tenn, went on strike for an increase of wages. It is understood that all trains In transit before the hjuur set for the walkout will be taken to the end of the division. The strike Is regarded as a fair test between tne employes and the road, and It Is expected unless a settlement is soon reiched, other labor organisations will Join In the struggle. The strikers demand a raise of 12 per cent for passenger and 15 per cent for freight service. Both sides to the controversy are prepared to wage the strike to an end whatever that end may be. There was little or no demonstration made by the men here today. They simply quit work and leaving the officials to get along a" best they may. The railroad has had a number of non-union men on hand and was ready for the beginning of the struggle. All passenger trains came and departed as today and Just before 6 o'clock a banana train arrived from the south and was munnej nere with a non-union crew and sent on north. Gcneml Manager C. 8. Clarke wired from Mobile to j. J. Alexander, superintendent of this division, as follows: "I understand some of our conductors and brakemen have left the service without notice as to time or date. We recognise their right'to do so and only aak thnt they turn over such property as Is in their pnsseiigibn to their superior officers, and remain off and away from the company's property and In no way interfere with the business of the commny or. Its trains. Time tickets will be turned In, and those leaving the ser vice paid In full. We will proceed to operate tne property in a lawful man ner: advise comity and niunicinnl nu thorltles accordingly. We have no fight to make on nny man or men, society or labor organization. You will proceed in an orderly and lawfuy manner to operate the property, advising mid con ferring with the different heada of de pnrtments in hI matters affecting the companies business. Yaxoo City, Miss.. May 9. A desper ate duel took place here this afternoon between T. A. and E. M. Kelley on one aide and K. F. Ulrdsall, editor of the Yusoo Sentinel ifnd his two brothers-ln law, (iibbs and Doyle Dorsey. on the other. T. A. Kelley was Instantly killed by a bullet through his heart and his brother was dangerously wounded, Boyle Dorsey was also fatally shot and 11e,l Inter. The timihln m'ew nut of .mtlcs. T. A. Kelley was Circuit clerk of the county. Blrdsall wus the only pnrtHtpnnt who escaped without wounds. He and Gibbs Dorsey are In Jail. Militia Ordered Out. Owing to the excitement and the large number of friends of Kelley'a con ing Into town Sheriff F. C. Wilson llegraphcd Governor longlno who or Ocred out the Yazoo FUleB, telegraphing Captain F. H. Luke io report to tne Sheriff under aims to protect the pris oners, Louisville. Ky May 9. Fairly com plcle returns from fifty counties In the Democratic atate 'nmary held toduy had been received at midnight. These returns indicate a victory for what has been termed the Ccckham-Young com bination. The struggle turned on the contest for auditor of state waged by S. V. Ilager and J. II. Chennult. The followers of Chennult claimed that the influence of the party machinery was used by Young in favor of linger and the IlKhtlne was determine.,- The day passed off quietly, and despite pood weather, the vote polled was light. The vote polled in Die titty counties totalled clinut 32.(100. The returns Indicate the nomination of the following principal officers: Governor J. ('. W. Beckham, without op ositlon. Lieut. Gov. Wm. P. Thome. Audl(or--S. W. llager. " Secretary, of state-II. It. McChesney. Supcrinteinleiit nf Public Instructions J. H. Fuqua, Sr. Commissioner of Agriculture H. I'leelaml. Treasurer Henry liosworth. The contests for attorney peneral -4 between N. !. Hayes and ('has. Carroll and forTatlmad-cornnilssloner from the Kirst district betMeejiVW-CJiell and J. F. Pempsey, -the- Incumbent, seem to lie In loulit. with the chances favoring Hayes and Dempsey. TSpet Itil: to-Th - Citizen.') Ruthcrfotdton, N. .f -May 0. Four thousand people participated In the merrorlal exercises here toduy and heard a great speech from Hon. Daniel Hush McLean of Burlington, N. C. It 4va.pld soldiers' day and the graves of dead heTnes-.-ycro decorated by thousands of their IovecTrmeft The program was carried out without a hltchsnd iTioTe-ptop.le were here than was ever seen befH-eoTrwny one. occasion. The was bcuutinrr-mtartne management of Misses lloyle. WilklnsTmtl fcUtnlel, Judge M. H. Justice. Captain W. T. It Bell und .Mr. John H. Jlradley made touching remarks regaTding-thc Interest the people were taking In making the TM-easiou a day ever to be remembered. Hon. I ke CtaiK of Asheville addressed the cloning cxerdsesif Jtuther- fordton graded school here last night. - nftM,n wa, eloquent. Mr. H. A. Justice readTHn-mtmesof the children whu-. deserved special mciinoTr-and-ot -those who were awarded medals, hi also tollTf--thcgreat success of the p.hool under the tnain.g-ment of MlssTJiced ; for ; any IplomatTf'TTrtlou. re! Baralc Hoy1f,-th-prlncipal. The court houpe was packed. Th e m edals- were presented by Rev. STErCathe; JEWELRY STORE " BURGLARIZED "rSpri4al.t! The Citizen.) ( 'olmnhls; -r--Csa3Ha-y--SUIturglars smashed the front windows"orT(vo;.s elry stores Avery's and Sylvan s here last night but failed to secure any very valuable booty fob worth $t was the extent ot the, steal. Birmtflpimnv-Ala., May 9. A special from Oakman. A la." ftvb1 .1 C Mcrf Laughlln, a prominent citlaen oTHe4 lena, Ala7rwhtleylsiung his son at this place committed - suicide-flt-l-O'clock this afternoon by shooting himself lhroneh the heart. Bad health Is BUD- I posed td"te thaxauseif the act - Princeton, N. J M7yTr?Thre4hou4 sand persons today saw Tale defeat Princeton 75 to 29 In a track meetThe feature of tho meet was the. shot put by Glass of 45 feet 4 Inches, whhth broke the Inter-collcglate-record ot.44 feet Hi inches. . . .. Atlanta.-Ga May . rVanderbllt University 1, Oeorclai School of Tech- Y.M.G.A.D0NATI0N WILL COMPLETE A ROOM A lady of Asheville has subscribed the equivalent of $100 or $j00 toward the completion of the T. M. C. A. building. Voluntarily and without solicitation ahr culled on President C. W. Brown a few days ago and after stating that she was greatly interested In the Y. M. C. A. work and was impressed with the great good It did offered to defray the cost of finishing one of the rooms of the structure nn Hnvwonit ntret Innulrv was made of Mr. Brown as to tne amount which would be necessary to complete one of the principal rooms and Mr. Brown replied that while he could not make a definite answer because of the absence of Contractor Westall from the city he could with reasonable certainty say the expense of finishing the reading room, the one most needed. would be between four and live hun dred dollars. This lady then agreed to defray the expenses of finishing this room on this estimate. withheld, and In fact no Information concerning the matter, except that such a generous gift was contemplated, has been told to those closely connected with the Y. M. C. A. A feuture of Interest In this connec tion is the fact that some members of the Ladles' Auxiliary of the Y. m. C. A. regard this gift as an answer to their prayers. For some time they have been meeting dally to pray for means to complete tho building. This donation together with the $500 contributed by Mr. Pack leaves $2.00u to be raised to complete such part of the building as will be first finished. WILL CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF TURNPIKE (Speclnl to The Cltixen). Raleigh, N. C. Muy 9. B. W. Ballard t Frunklttitoii and II. ('. llcckwith. tnemberB of the state board of Internal improvements, returned from Wllkes- boro today where they Inspected the work on the Wilkesboro and Jefferson turnpike. Mr. Ballard says a b'.g eel-' enratton will be held July 4th at a Junction some twelve miles from vVilkesboro and sreat crowds will attend from Wilkes, Ashe, Aleghany, waiuuga ana other counties. A nunc ber of prominent sneakers will be ln vjted and the occasion will be memor able In that section. It will be a gen eral Jollification. My. Ballard believes that when four miles more are com pleted the turnpike will begin to be prniuaiiic ana tne state nas mado a good Investment by taking stock In payment for convict labor. Rector of St. Mary's. The trustees ot St. Mary'B school will hold their annual meetlii" here May 27th. ouring (Commencement week, when Rev. Dr. T. D. Brut ton will present his resignation as rector of the school and his successor will be chosen. The trustees of St. Mnry's nro selected from the four dioceses of North ( erollna, South Carolina, Eastern Carolina and Asheville. Dr. liruttnn's succcsHor will doubtless be taken from one of these dioceses. Dr. Hratton will of course remain here, and complete this session's work before ussumlug his duties as Bishop of Mississippi, New Charters Granted. Tho Union Furniture und Wood working company of Cornelius In Mecklenburg county-was Incorporated today with $!iO000 capital. The Incor porators are J. M. Cornelius and J. L. Slocum.-Jr of Davidson und F. C. Shcrrill and P. S. Stough of Cornelius. The Hamlet Ice company of Raleigh of which ('has. E. Johnson Is president, nies notice wttn tne secretary of state of an increase in its canital stock from $10.0UO to $25,000. Memorial Day. Tomorrow appropriate memorial ser vices will be held in the churches and In the afternoon the veterans will march In a body to . the Confederate cemetery where ladies will bedeck the graves with llowers. $10,000 FIRE IN PITT COUNTY, ( SpecTaT-to- The Citizen). Washington. N. C, May !. Fire at Grlmesland, Pitt county, last night did $10,000 damages. Proctor and liroth- ers,whp lost heavily in u Februury lire were agaln-losers, presentatlve Wilson O. Lucas of Hide county is lirst-hsliome He was to have beeen the orator here today at the Memorial (lay exorcises. Stephen C. Bragnw filled his place. Washington, May 9. The state de partment has received-from Minister Conger confirmation of the Associated! V.' , ,, ,' J T. Th . Press dispatches from Pekln that theT1" a Hae h P0'!..!?!!" -' RussIanBT-e-etitered New Chwang and then retired. . - The receipt of this advice late TfTthe faTrmjgbUrcUef to a strained sltua- tlflti nnrl it U'un itef-TtTI.-, V tho rioriurt- ment that there was no loiigerncriw-4j!'p,'1y lon-for action, even dltdomatlcallv. at thls stuge. Count-tarshii in the course verv earnest!" impressed Upon the Sec-of his talk with HecreiHry Hay today refary-Jils conviction that the Rus sian government- had. .11 veil up to its agreement and in view of -these- representations Secretary Hay did not hesl-Tnteto dissipate the impression tha mWht have exTste4-thut there remained atlve " ManehUTiar-by 1lw United StateS,Great.J?rltairi and Japan. C.allntin, Tenn.. May 9. Mnny-cltl- xens heratSCTedtt the hld-jjp story told by the negro rural route carrier. Allcood .The: consensus of oplnion-.ts. thnt there was no hold-up nt all. The belief is that Allgnod was Hfrnld. He knlwMiluiicople of he route objected to " !ZJ'JIi7Zl,vl had refused to let him deliver their mail, ordering It held at Gallatin The Wilmington Messenger bemoans the-fM4thatDresldent Roosevelt was not In Raleigh the other Any having the time of his life at Its street carnl- - vlwiien that mountain lion broke out. It thinl(ir-rhe--Unn. when It made the dash for liberty, musthHeJnown that thigmlghty hunter-of large "g7vmewas far away. Knoxvllle. Tenn.. May 9. T'nlversity of Tennessee 11, University of South (Sevran The Lanier Southern Business college iMACON.Oal THt MOST PtMCTfCAt BUStMtSS COUtfE Also, branch college 28 1-2 Peachtree 8t, Atlanta, Ca. i OTHER OFFICIAL CHANGES ARE EXPECTED Washington, May 0. rostofTlcc Inspector in charge Thorp of New York city, who has been assisting in the Investtga-Asslstant Superintendent Fosnes to as-sirt him In hanuung some details of tha work. The investigation may result In . other changes in this branch of the service. One of the possible results ot the present situation Is the abolition ot' tne office of General Superintendent on tne grouna mat u is a piace, ine iunc tloitB of which are covered ,by the superintendent of the city free delivery service. Postmaster General Payne said today. that tho transfer of the free delivery to the office of the fourth assistant and Mr. Machen's Indefinite leave was with the full knowledge and acquiescence of First Assistant Postmaster General Wynne. Seymour W. Tulloch. Ihe rormer cashier of the Washington city post- office, who. In a newspaper Interview made grave charges against the administration of the costal service at tho time ot his removal several years ago, was In the city today. Mr. Tulloch said as a matter of courtesy-to the postmas ter he would await a reasonable time for that official to act on the request for copies of letters from former Postmas ter General Chas. Emory tsmiifl. comptroller Tracewell. Postmaster Merritt of this city, and Fourth Assistant Post master General Brlstow. Mr.JT-i.loch decided to say whether he wouia then make public the Information In hands to sustain- his statements, though Insisting that he hau ample data to corroborate his charges, . "It Is a curious coincidence," said Mr. Tulloch, "that the suspension ot Mr. Machen follows so closely the receipt of the replies to the letters tho Postmaster ueneral sent regarding my statements. If the truth were told, the Information those replies .. contained must have fully borne out everything that I have said. Mr. Brlstow Is a thorough honest and, I believe, fearless Investigator and his reply must have embodied data of which the postmaster general had not been previously aware. It the replies already In exonerated the olllclals accused, the letters would have been made Immediately public The department now knows all about tha conditions I have referred to." , BAPTISTS GIVE $200,000 TO FOREIGN MISSION WORK Savannah, Ga May . The Southern Baptist convention devoted most of the day and evening to considering missionary matters. Foreign missions occupied the morning and afternoon sessions and home missions tonight's session. Last year at the Asheville convention the foreign mission board asked for $200,000. It was given $218,000 during the year. It was proposed that the sum for foreign mission work Should be not less than $250,000. After the call was made $280,000 was quickly pledged -by the various state organisations, . By states the pledges tor the foreign missions fund during the ensuing year were as follows: - . Alabama $20,000. Virginia $40,000. Texas $30,000. Kentucky $30,000. North Carolina $20,000. South Carolina $20,000. Mississippi $18,000.-- Tennessee $15,000. -Missouri $15,000. Maryland $8,000, Oklahoma $5V Arkansas $7,000. 1 Louisiana $8.t)O0. Florida $2,500. ' . r- 1 District of Columbia $2,000. IndlanT'errltory $300t An effort was made at the morning . session to change the name of the Southern Baptist convention to that of the iiaptlst convention of the United States." A resolution to that effect was offered by Judge George HUlyor of Atlanta. . Under the rules the resolution-was sentiojhe table. It will be brought up at tne iiextTneetliig. - The troubles of Rev. A J. Dlas of Cuba came to the attention of thexon ventiou. It appears that a suit has been instituted In Havana by the mem-bers:tf-theFlrst Baptist church there to ouBt"lnu-AmerlcanB and dispossess the home board of the Southern Baptist: convention which supplied the funds-: for the erection of the church. Dr. W. W. Lnndrum, president of a commls- Dln I ..- 1 . U n l,.,.lnn In known as the Gethsemance. church of which Rev. A. J. Is the pastor; arid-th-jeeond, known as Calvary church of whtehBrC, D. Daniel, for- of Texas, is the paslorr-The-first cmwft-as composeu ot a (.uoan mem- hers flip excTnsivlyind Is not In har mony with the Southern '"Baptlst-conju vention. But It is allowed by the con vention to worship In the building which the convention owns.. The con-J vention has now asked the Gethsema-" fneej.hurch to withdraw from the build ing by Jarroary-1, 1904. "The Calvary church1s in perfect harmony with the convention and after Jn-nuary 1, 1004, will have exclusive use of-theWrorefe-edlflce. now used Jointly by both churches. Dr-TJIazIs no longer in the employ of Ihp-cohvcntloriand allege-toe-has desire to ecclesiastically enslave"" the rsraTtder.'ir- . There was trouble betweeh Dr. Dlas '1 ,1,1 thA fnnuantlnii t,n n Ix,,. to the Cubans that the home board claimed Tie-would-not -account OTrDr-JDlas also made a claim for back salarr--tha.T-amountedto more than $lu.0O that the board did not took-.-r favorably upon." The-DlajnaUet.wlll probably receive further attention before the convention Is over. , - . After a warm contest for the place of meeting of the convention next year, NashvllhvJenn.. was selected. Dallas, Texas, was the closest-contestant. Memorial services In honor of Dr.J.' I"M. Curry will be held tomorrow. iM "A . - ' ' VA' C I Yl .'t

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