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A FOOLISH SCARE.
COTTON TAKEN AWAY
NOT TO BE CUT OFF.
COTTON CROP REPORT
Roy Ml makes the food pare,
wholesome mud delicious.
KOVAL tAKINO POWDCR CO., NEW VODK.
Persimmons and black haws are
plentiful thin fall. Ho are 'possums and
Mr. B. L.. Finger, of this city, will
be married to Mies Barbara Cansler,
daughter of Mr. M. L. Cansler, of niver
Bend. The wedding occurs October 20.
The surveyors who are laying off
the route of the Durham & Charlotte
Railroad are said to be making progress
at the rate of a mile a day.
The South Carolina yellow fever in
cident was "closed" Monday afternoon,
and there has been nothing of it since
Lieberman & Co., have added two
new clerks Young De Armon of Hun
tersvllle, and William Strong of Steel
MEETING OF THE PUESBYTERN.
Mecklenburg Presbytery will meet
at Providence church October 6th. A
number of Charlotte people are ex
pected to attend.
RIVERS ARE LOW.
The Weldon News says the Roanoke
river is now lower than It has been for
.years, in fact, the "oldest inhabitants"
don't remember a time when It was
PROF. CRANZ COMING.
Prof. Cranz, who Is to be director of
music In Elisabeth College, will arrive
here October 1st. He taught music
here some years ago, and is very pop
ular In Charlotte.
ALLIANCE SHOE FACTORY.
Secretary J. T. B. Hoover says that
by the middle of October the shoe fac
tory and tannery of the State Farmers'
Alliance, at Hlllsboro. will be in oper
ation. The employes have been secur
ed. CHESTER'S NEW CHURCH.
Mr. E. M. WilUngham, of Chester,
was here today on business connected
with the new Presbyterian church at
that place. The structure will cost $10.
0)0. The contracts for the electrical
work, plastoring.lnside finish and paint
ing are still to be let.
COTTON BADLY DAMAGED.
A telegram from Charlotte to the
State Agricultural Department says:
Advices on the crop in the Piedmont
section continue very discouraging.
Recent rains have damaged open cot
ton. Frost is feared. The red land will
not make half a crop."
COAL AT KING'S MOUNTAIN,
The coal mine company is working
within the Incorporated limits of the
city and are getting out what Mr. Elam
call "jet coal," which ignites easily and
burns freely. So far as history goes
there 1b none known except in England
In one mine. Reformer.
THE "O. P." IN CHESTER.
A gentleman from Chester who was
here today pays the first car load of or
iginal packages that struck that town
attracted a great deal of attention. The
bottles were hauled up from the depot
In drays like trash, the drays being
piled up with "O. P's." by the hundred.
A PIG WITHOUT FEET.
Mr. Ji M. Kendrick has a pig that he
prizes very highly. The animal is total
ly without feet. Tt gets along on its
four stubs and does not seem to be
creatly Inconvenienced either. The pig
came from down about Matthews. It
enjoys the best of health and is the pet
of the stable.
PRESIDENT RAOUL HERE.
Col. W. G. Raoul. president of the
Mexican National railroad, and one of
the most kldely known railroad presi
dents In the country, passed through
Charlotte this morning en route to
Washington and New York.
Mr. Raoul was accompanied by his
SALARIES PAID IN TOBACCO.
A writer in the Arena says that in
pre-revolutlonary times prices in tihe
Southern States were reckoned and sal
aries paid In tobacco, and there is still
an officer in Washington whose sala
ry by law Is so many pounds of tobac
co, but It is now paid in terms of pres
THE WHOLE FAMILY SICK.
The family of Mr. J. J. Nicholson,
Who lives on the Camden road three
miles south of the city, are said to
be in an unfortunate condition. Mrs.
Nicholson and two small children are
Just recvering from sickness, while Mr.
NlcholBon is sick with malarial fever
In one room, nnd In an adjoining room
three children lie sick.
BOUND OVER FOR RETAILING.
E. C. Caton. of Steel Creek, was ar
raigned before United States Commit
Bloner Maxwell, charged with retailing
without license. He was bound over
to the Federal Court under bond of
$200, with C. I. Capps as security. It
was charged that f'aton kept bottles
of whiskey in his house and sold it
to his neighbors.
BROKERAGE FIRMS PAY $100 TAX.
At a meeting of the city finance com
mittee last night the question of taxing
brokerage firms came up. The com
mittee agreed to report a $100 tax on
all such firms. The question now goes
to a meeting of th board which will
ratify the action of the finance commit
WYNNE CALLED TO CHAR
Monday the congregation at Gra
ham Street Presbyterian church held a
meeting and extended a formal call to
Rev. W. A. Wynne, t.f Bramwell, W.
Va. It is understood that Mr. Wynne
will accept. His sermons preached
here some time ago greatly pleased
those who heard him, and he will be
welcomed to Charlotte.
MR. STITT HEARD FROM.
Mr. Edward Stitt ' who is now in
Houston, Texas, has been heard from.
His father Capt. W. W. Stitt. received
a letter written Sunday. At that time
there was no signs of yellow fever
there. He states though, that the city
RUthorlttes were having the city thor
oughly cleaned and were using every
precaution to prevent the disease from
miking Its appearance. Since this
Houston haii reported one or two cases
COMPROMISED FOR $7,500.
Mention was made some days ago of
the suit pending in the United states
circuit court at Raleigh of Edwards vs.
Jjiwrence. This suit promised to be a
celebrated one, and was brought by
Mr. Edwards to recover borrowed
money and interest and rights in a cer
tain medicine, Roaadalis. . the Times
says. The suit has been brought to a
close by an agreement to compromise,
the plaintiff to receive $7,500. Lawrence
la a millionaire patent medicine man
of St. Louis and Edwards kept a board
ing house la Raleigh,
The Case Over Which South Carolina
Was So Much Excited Was Only a
Slight Attack of Malarial Fever. .
Information, was received in Charlotte
early Sunday morning that there wai
a case of yellow fever down the C. C.
and A. road at a little flag station
known as Dent's siding, about seven
ml'.es this side of Columbia,
The rumor was that it was a New
Orleans salesman who was thus af
flicted. Later in the day the report
grew to such an extent that one could
hear almost anything.
The facts in the case as a News re
porter learns them today are as fol
lows: A Syrian named Antonio Ezze board
ed the local freight at Winnsboro Sat
urday afternoon. He bought a ticket to
Columbia and before the train had got
ten to Rockton, a small station, three
miles below Winnsboro, the man had
a severe chill. There were in the rar
at the time Conductor Blanton and
three or four traveling men. Among
thia number was Mr. Holmes, a trav
eling man from Coiumbia. Having seen
people who bad tbe yellow fever, he
thought that the best thing to do. under
the circumstances was to wire the chief
of police of Columbia that there was
a suspicious case on board and on the
arrival of the train to have physicians
there lo diagnose the case.
The telesram sent by Mr. Holmes
was worded in such a way that Chief
of Pollci-; Daly, of Columbia, at once
set out for th ch.-iirman of the board
of health. A hasty consultation was
held t ween the chairman of the board
of health. Superintendent P. I. Welles,
of the Southern, and the chief of police.
It was dc iiicd as soon as the train
reached Columbia the car containing
the sick man and all passengers and
ciew would !' S'.-i.t Lack to Dent's sid
ing to remain there until an expert
This was done and no time was lost.
Superintendent Welles provided all
aboard with comfortable quarters and
an abundance of eatables.
Dr. De Saussure, an expert from
Charleston, was ii-U srpht i for, arriv
ing in Columbia Sunday at noon. He,
in company with severa; ot the Colum
bia physicians, went to Kent's siding.
After making a thorough examination
the physicians rtuuneu to Columbia
and Dr. De tauM.soie reported to the
board of health, who were at that time
in session. ll Muted in hifc report that
he had no hesitation in pronouncing it
simply malarial fever, caused by ex
posure. In ordei to thoroughly explain
to the board the reasons for this diag
nosis, he recounted all the early symp
toms that accompany yellow fever, told
how everj one of them was found
wanting, and to further convince his
hearers, gave the results of certain
analyses he had made.
He then gave the man's story, which
was to the effect that he lived in Co
lumbia, on Gervais street, with his
brother; that he had started out on
Thursday on a peddling expedition, go
ing on the road to Alston, and walking
across the country to Winnsboro, where
having completed his work, he took
the train to ride back into Columbia,
His story was verified in all particu
lars by the investigations made. He
also described the weather Columbia
had experienced the first of the week.
There could be no doubt as to his iden
tity and his whereabouts.
Soon afier Dr. De Saussure made his
report orders were given for the detain
ed crew and passengers to come into
The Columbia State says that they
were a sleepy looking crowd, but that
they took it gracefully.
SUIT ENTERED FOR AN OFFICE
Mr. Shannonhouse Sues fir. Withers
For the Office of Cotton Weigher.
Mr. J. G. Shannonhouse has entered
suit against Mr. J. T. Withers and the
county commissioners for the posses
sion of the office of cotton weigher,
which is now held by Mr. Withers.
Mr. Shannonhouse is represented by
Messrs. Jones and Tiilett and Mr. W.
C. Maxwell. Mr. Withers has retained
Messrs. Clarkson & Duls. The commis
sioners will be repiesented by Messrs.
Kurwell, Walker and Cansler.
The suit will come up at the next
term of Mecklenburg Superior Ourt
that meets in Charlotte on the 4th of
October. A lively tight is anticipated.
It will be remembered by News read
ers that this trouble grew out of the
light for cotton weigher at the city
'platform. Mr. Withers' side claims
that Mr. Shannonhouse was not duly
j elected because of the fact that one of
i the aldermen and all of the county
commissioners were absent when the
vole for weigher was taken.
Mr. Shannonhouse will claim his right
to the place from the fact that the
eommissionei s wore notified of the time
the meeting was to take place, and
furthermore that he received a major
ity of the votes cast.
COURT HOUSE RECEIVED TO-DAY.
By the Commissioners and Building
Coinm ttee.-County Officers Mov
Monday at 11 o'clock the board
of county commissioners and the build
ing committee met together at the new
courthouse to inspect the building.
County Commissioners P. M. Brown
and J. H. Sadler and the entire build
ing committee. Messrs. J. R. Erwin, Rj
I.I. dates, J. ,11. McAden. S. W. Reid
and H. D. Stowe, were present.
After the inspection they informally
received the building, which will be for
mally opened next Monday.
The county officers will begin moving
into the new building this afternoon
COMING TO CHARLOTTE TO LIVE.
Rev. C. B. King, president of Eliza
beth College, has written Rev. T. H.
Strohecher that Mis. A. W. Fltts, a
member of St. Luke's congregation,
Lexington, has been appointed matron
for Elizabeth College.
Dr. A. W. Filts is now negotiating
for property in Charlotte and with his
entire family will locate in Charlotte.
He is a gentleman of culture and re
fintunent and will be a pleasant addi
tion to Charlotte and Elizabeth Col
lege. THE GOLD RECEIPTS.
Mr. Clanton tells the News that busi
ness has been better at th United States
assay office here this month, than for
severHl months past. Some gold is be
ing sent in from the mines in Cabarrus
county, and the receipts from Burke
county show slisrht Increases. Most of
the gold comes from the South Caroli
na and Georgia mines.
ABUNDANCE OF QUAIL.
Farmer? say that they have never
seen as many quail as there are this
year. Our sportsmen have already be
gun to brighten up their guns for the
fail hunting season. The game law In
Mecklenburg, however, is not out until
the 15th of November. In South Caro
lina the shootjng season opens the 15th
PRAYER OF THE OYSTERMEN.
When the oystermen of New River
hold their Thanksgiving day services in
November we presume they will re
member the fusion legislators who
passed the law taxing them two cents
on every bushel or gallon of ovsters
they offer for sale. Those legislators
need the prayers of some one. Onslow
The magistrates are moving into the
old courthouse today. The county offi
cers are already installed in their new
quarters, they having moved yesterday
afternoon and this morning.
HEALTH MEANS a perfect condi
tion of the whole system. Pure blood is
essential to perfect health. Hood's
Sarsaparilla makes pure blood and thus
gives health and happiness.
HOOD'S PILLS are the favorite fam
ily cathartic and liver medicine. Price
Mecklenburg Cotton Oolngln a Steady
Stream to 0her Markets. -r-Some
Action Must be Taken to Keep This
Cotton is being carried right from
Charlotte's very doors to Concord' and
other markets, and the trade of Char
lotte is suffering as a consequence.
Every farmer that has come to the
city in the past few days brings the
news that the cotton of this county is
being carried away from Charlotte,
and a large "portion of the valuable
county trade is going to the towns that
are buying the cotton.
"It looks more like Sunday than a
last-of-September Saturday In Cotton
town," said a well-known busine man
"Trade is almost as dull with us now
as it was during the summer months,"
said one merchant after another today.
Forty bales were carried to Concord
from Newell's this morning.
Mr. G. M. Stinson tells the News that
over a hundred hales have been carried
there from the lower edge of Crab Or
chard and Clear Creek townships in the
last two or three days.
It is claimed that a lot of seventy
bales will go right through Charlotte
from Sharon township Monday.
Fifteen bales were carried to Concord
today from a gin only six miles from
There is no doubt that the local trade
of the merchants is suffering from this
withdrawal of a large part of the cot
ton trade. It is no use to disguise facts.
The reason for this is that Charlotte
has not paid as much for cotton as
have other places. When this is rem
edied, the trade will return.
Whatever the cause for this state of
affairs, some action should . be taken
' by the merchants, who are the class
most directly interested in retaining
NOT BUTLER'S CHOICE
Would be-Chairman Caldwell Says
Senator Butler Wanted John
Qraham, of Ridgeway,. Appointed.
Is Confident of Winning in the
. Fight Over the Office.
L. C. Caldwell, of Statesville, the new
chairman of the State Railroad Com
mission, spent last night in the city.
He tells the News he Is thoroughly
confident that he and Mr. John H.
Pearson will be awarded the "vacan
cies" on the commission which were
created by the removal of Chairman
James W. Wilson and Commissioner
S. Otho Wilson by Governor Russell.
Mr. Caldwell says he may have a good
deal of litigation over the matter, but
he is sure the courts will decide the
case in his favor.
The Raleigh correspondent also made
a mistake in saying that Mr. Caldwell
was the choice of Senator Butler for
the chairmanship. Senator Butler's
choice was Prof. John Graham, of
Mr. Caldwell says he had no Idea he
w as to be appointed until after he reach
ed Raleigh. He and Mr. Pearson went
to Raleigh on the same train and neith
er knew he was to be appointed.
SHOULD WE QUARANTINE?
Views of Charlotte Physicians on the
Matter. No Danger Here.
The News asked several Charlotte
physicians today for their ideas on the
question of quarantine. Some of the
replies are given below:
Dr. Faison: "So long as it is an es
tablished fact that yellow fever is due
to an organism of its own and that as
a rule it lives and reproduces itself
along the seacoast and navigable riv
ers, 1 don't think that. Charlotte need
feel alarmed at the present situation,
being an inland town with good sanita
ry conditions. Yellow fever being an
infectious and not a contagious disease,
the only danger here could come from
germ growth and infection afterwards.
The panicy condition of our people to
day on this subject and the danger It
may gi-e to our trade is the strongest
reason, in my mind, for a quarantine,
if there is any need for it."
Dr. Byersi "I don't think we ought
to quarantine until the emergency
reacehes a state where there is a case
actually in the .city. To quarantine
would immediately work -vast Injury
to the commercial interests of the city
and ought not to be resorted to ex
cept as a last resort."
Dr. McMannaway: "It would not be
a bad idea to have all trains that come
from the yellow fever district
thoroughly inspected, so that no single
person from those districts shall be
allowed to stop here."
Dr. Petree: "The season for frost is
so near now that there seems little
necessity for quarantining. Even
if we had a case or two of fever here, it
would not harm the city nearly so
much as establishing quarantine regu
FOUND AFTER TWO MONTHS.
nr. Tom Oliver Recovers His Wheel.
Who the Thief Was.
About two months ago Mr. Tom Oli
ver, son of Mr. Fred Oliver, lost his bi
cycle. It was taken from the hallway of the
Young Men's Christian Association.
Nothing was heard of it until this
morning, when a colored man named
Tom Walker reported at police head
quarters that he found a wheel late
yesterday afternoon In a swamp back
of Asbury's brickyard, between the Su
gar Creek and Derlta roafls.
The wheel was brought into the city
and was Identified by Mr. Oliver as
the one he lost. It was In a bad con
dition. Both wheels wrere badly warp
ed and it was otherwise in bad shape
from being exposed to the weather for
such a long time.
The police think that the thief was
C. H. Patrick, the white man who was
convicted at the last term of the crml
nal court of burglary and was sentenc
ed to eight years in the State peniten- !
GIRLS AND BOYS OFF FOR SCHOOL
Fourteen young ladies from Charlotte
and surrounding country left over the !
Southern for Due West College Tuesday
morning. Rev. C. E. Todd, president of
Due West, accompanied them.
On the same train there were twenty
five young men who were going to Ers
kine College. They were accompanied
by Rev. W. W. Orr.
Both of these schools are Associate '.
"ALL COONS LOOK ALIKE TO ME."
Secretary John Sherman was recent
ly interviewed by the postofP.ce officials
as to his preference or recommendations
of certain prominent colored applicants
for the appointments to office in Geor
gia, says an exchange. His response
whs "that since I have been so often
deceived by the colored delegates from
the south, 'All coons look alike to me. "
- - NOT AN ANOINTER.
Evangelist Iee takes- no" stock in
the divine healing - and anointing
business as taught-by some nowadays.
He says he believes in sending for the
doctor when you are sick and asking
God to bless the remedies used.-Greens-boro
MR. MULLEN BETTER.
Mr. J. W. Mullen, one of the candi
dates for the Charlotte postoffice. who
has been very ill, is some better today
His physician thinks that he is now out
of danger. -
Mr. Mullen has been confined to his
bed for nearly six weeks.
We know the great cures by Hood's
Sarsaparilla are genuine because the
people themielrea write about them.
The Trains Over the New Mooresville
and Mocksville Route Will Run By
Charlotte. - Railroad Officials Here
Say the Report From Salisbury Is
The Southern s new route by Moores
ville and Mockville, the first news of
which was given to the public through
the columns of the News, is being rap
idly pushed to completion.
If nothing prevents it will be. as the
News stated, ready for travel by the
1st of January.
The following from the Salisbury Sun
of yesterday concerning this new road
was rather in the nature of a surprise
to Charlotte people:
"The Sun has it. and the source of
its information is not to be doubted,
that the road now being surveyed south
of Mocksville will strike the Western
road three miles this side of Cleveland,
but instead of crossing and going on
to Mooresville to make connection witb
the A., T. and O. for Charlotte. It will
turand run parallel with the Western
to this city.
"This new turn of affairs means much
for Salisbury. Ail the south-bound
freight from Winston. Wilkesboro and
the north, instead of coming via Gr is
boro, will come- direct through by
Mockville to Salisbury- This will be a
saving of twenty-five miles or more,
which is now lost in going via Greens
boro. "It will also give us a direct connec
tion with the Norfolk and 'Western,
which runs into Winston.
"The line on to Mooresville rnay be
A News reporter at once set about
to ascertain if there was any movement
on fKt to cut Charlotte off in any such
way. The reporter found, after going
the rounds carefully and using the
wires, that such change had never been
The idea of the Southern all the time
in building ttrts connection was to get
rid of the many freight trains that ply
daily between Charlotte and Danville.
Not only the local freights, but tho
through freights are to go by way of
Mooresville and Mocksville. In doing
this the Southern had an eye to the In
creasing' passenger travel over their
As it is today, with the heavy cot
ton movement 'from the suth. all side
tracks are filled and this naturally "de
lays passenger travel to some extent.
It is a question with all who are fa
miliar with the road whether the
Southern would have taken up tho
Mocksville road at all had not the lease
of the North Carolina road been
brought in question. Those who should
know say that soon after the lease was
consummated the officials of the South
ern contemplated the building of a
double track from Washington to At
lanta.. A double track' would have cer
tainly been built trom Greensboro to
This goes without saying. And now
since the lease is in court and the
Southern had to take immediate step
to take care of their increasing business
the Mooresville and Mocksville branch
was the most practicable thing to do,
and they set about at once to complete
Since this is to be in the main a
freight route and their object being to
get freight trains out of the way of
passenger trains, why should they b'ock
the track from Salisbury to Charlotte
which they would be compelled to do'
jf the Salisbury Sun's information is
Railroad officials here say the Sun's
news is both improbable and impracticable.
DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN.
Julius Arndt, A Bright Boy of Slx
. teen Years Passes Pescefully Away.
Julius Arndt, the sixteen-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Arndt, of
this city, died at the home of his par
ents, on Sixth street. Sunday morn
ing at 9:30 o'clock.
The young man was taken seriously
ill Saturday night at 10:30 o'clock and
never rallied, death releasing him from
his pain at the hour named.
For some years Mr. Arncit had !een
afflicted with an incurable malady. H
seldom came up the street, preferring
to re-main near his mother, whose
watchful eye and tender care made his
sufferings easier to lear.
RALEIGH'S FEVER SCARE.
Many wild rumors were afloat in
town today . about a case of yel
low fever which was reported to have
broken out here. ITpon inquiry Dr.
James McKee, relative thereto, he tells
Us that he has made two calls today
upon the patient whose illness started
the report, but finds no cause for alarm.
The person in question, one Moore, is a
citizen of Raleigh who recently return
ed from further south. He was taken
with chills and fever, but the said fe
ver has no "yaller" symptoms. Raleigh
THAT SEVEN-CENT COTTON.
The statement was made to the News
yesterday afternoon that several bales
of cotton had been sold here for 7 cents
a pound. But the person giving the
information refused to give the name
of the buyer, who, he said, did not want
his name made public. As neither the
name of the seller nor the buyer was
stated, and as the price was so much
above the market, it was considered a
little improbable. If this price was paid
for it, it Was probably the the highest
priced cotton sold yesterday in the
DR. ALEXANDER'S NEW BOOK.
Dr. J. B. Alexander's new book
"Sketches of Hopewell Settlement." Is
now in press, and Is expected to be is
sued In tho next three or four weekB.
It will contain complete eketches of all
the residents of Hopewell from 1760 on,
and will trace their descendents down
to the present time. The book will be
issued in both cloth and pape.
LAST AND FIRST.
The last transaction in the old court
house was the acknowledgement of the
deed of the Virginia Cotton Mills before
Clerk Morrow by Attorney Jas. A. Bell,
Clerk Morrow's first official act in the
new building was administering an oaih
for a' notice of publication to the editor
of the News.
THE COMING STATE FAIR.
The State Fair of 1897 is now ap
proaching, and on all sides preparations
are being made far in advance of the
usual period. Just three weeks, and
the fair will be at hand. Every indi
cation points toward the most success
ful fair ever held In the State. Raleigh
DISINFECTING FREIGHT CARS.
The Southern Railway began today
disinfecting all their freight cars out of
Atlanta with bichloride of mercury.
The cars are to be thoroughly sprinkled
with this solution both on the Inside
and out,, top and bottom. About forty
gallons will be used to a car. The dis
infectant is cheap and the expense will
not be very much.
NOW OUT OF DANGER.
The news from Mrs. E. C. Ray and
children, of New Orleans, is most en
couraging. ; The" physicians say that
they are how thought to be out-of
danger. The many friends of this fam
ily in Charlotte jwill be glad to hear
TO DISCUSS HAWAII.
The bill to be discussed at the meet
ing of the Young Men's Con
gress Thursday night is one to "provide
for the annexation of Hawaii to the
United States." Several interestinfe
speakers are expected to discuss the
MARRIED IN KING'S MOUNTAIN.
Mr. W. A. Rldenhour and Miss Laura
Mauney, both of King's Mountain, were
married at that place this afternoon at
Evangelist File Write to Correct !
Some Misapprehensions of the New
Doctrine. -What Evangelist Leavitt
The announcement that Evangelist
Fife had been converted to a new.be-
'lief. viz., that anointing with oil and
( faith would cure aU diseases, was re
' ceived with surprise throughout the
State. Mr. Fife writes the News today
"There has been so much said about
the doctrine that was preached in ray
meeting at High Point, I want the peo
- pie of the State, my own State, to know
just what was preached; also to know
'. what the High Point people thought of
me and my helpers. God forbid that I
should do, say or think or allow any
one in a meeting of mine to, do any
thing that would bring reproach upon
the cause of Christ."
What Mr. Leavitt did state about di
vine healing was. that It "was nothing
more nor less than the divine, super
natural power of God. infused into hu
man bodies, renewing their strength
and replacing weakness and sickness
by the life and power of God.
"He brought forth Scripture to prove
that it was founded on the word of God
and was according to the will of God,
asserting that while nearly all sickness
was the work of the devil, God often
allowed His children to be afflicted in
order to teach them some lesson, but
when the lesson was learned the
speaker declared that it was the will of
God for the sufferer to be 'loosed from
"He declared that it was God who
healed, but that faith received it, and,
reading the first epistle of John.chapter
v. verses 14 and 15, he urged any suf
fering child of God who was convinced
that it was the will of God to heal them
to ask God for the blessing and to go
forth believing the work to be done."
Mr. Fife says this Is the correct state
ment of the new doctrine.
IN FINE CONDITION
Davidson College Has 168 Students,
Largest Attendance in its History.
--Dr. Dabney to Deliver the Lec
tures on the Otts Foundation
The executive committee of the board
of trustees of Davidson College is In
session today in room No. 1 at the Bu
ford. President J. B. Shearer came
down thia morning to attend the meet
ing. Among the trustees in attendance
are Dr. Jethro Rumple, Salisbury;
Messrs. George W. Watts, of Durham;
W. B. Thompson, of Black3tock, S. C;
O. D. Davis, of Salisbury; P. M. Brown
and George WTilson, of this city.
All the members of the committee
were present except three.
Dr. Shearer reported the college in
fine condition with bright prospects.
He reported 168 students enrolled, the
largest enrollment the college has ever
had at the begin.tlngof the session.
The death of Dr. Vinson, professor of
mathematics was announced, and it
vas announced th3t Prof. John L.
Douglass had been appointed to occupy
his chair for the present term. A com
mitee, consisting of Dr. Shearer and
Dr. Martin, was appointed to draft ap
propriate resolutions on the death of
It was announced that Dr. Dabney
would deliver the lectures on the
Otts Foundation at the college some
time in October.
At 3:30 o'clock the meeting adjourned.
COTTON BADLY DAMAGED
The Storm Knocked Out the Lint and
Stained it Badly.
Cotton is badly beaten up by rain and
storm, said Mr. J. W Williamson, of
Steel Creek township, this morning. He
says the rains of the past few days
have beat out half of the cotton, and
it is now lying on the ground. He saw
a bale of cotton ginned this morning
and while it was going through the
process it looked like a fog rising.. The
crop that is left is badly stained.
Nearly all the farmers coming in
from the country gave the same re
ports concerning damage to the cotton
BLOWN UP WITH A CARTRIDGE.
A little boy named Henry Crawford,
seven or eight yars old, went out to
w here some men were working in a
well, and secured one of the caps used
to explode the dynamite cartridges in
blasting, and cajrying it home with
him, held it in his fingers and applied
a match. It exploded, tearing the
thumb and two fingers so badly that
they had to be amputated The other
fingers were cut, but they can be saved.
His face was badly cut also, and as
a piece of the cap struck him In the left
eye. It is thought that he will lose the
sight of it permanently. Greensboro
PROMINENT TOBACCONIST HERE..
Mr. Barnes Penn, prominent tobac
conist of Danville, stopped over in
Charlotte a few hours Saturday night.
He was right from the fever districts
and says that trade in these sections
is completely demoralized. All of the
tobacco salesmen have given up and
gone home. Before the fever broke out
trade in Mississippi, Louisiana and Al
abama was better than for years.
BROKE THE TEAM RECORD.
The famous pacers. John R. Gentrj
and Robert J., hitched together, lower
ed the world's double team record foi
a mile to 2:09 on the track, of the Bel
mont Driving Club. Philadelphia. The
quarters were, 0:33. 1:04 1-4, 1:37. 2:09.
The previous record was 2:09 1-4. held
by Mrs. W. E. D. Stokes' MIbs Rita and
EXPECT COTTON TO GO LOWER.
A Liverpool cotton man who .has been
in the south for a couple of weeks
frankly says he expects - cotton to go
down to not far from frm 6 cents.
It Is understood that the mills here
ate buying Just enough cotton for their
needs from day to day, as they expect
the price to go considerably lower.
HAND BADLY CUT.
Mr.. William Joiner of Clear Creek,
cut one of his hands very badly yes
terday while using a broad axe. He
was in the woods near his house hew
ing timber when the accident took
A STRICKEN HOUSEHOLD.
Mr. W. A. Woods, of Clear Creek, has
two children at the point of death. One
has typhoid fever and the other has
convulsions. They were no better to
day. KEEPING COTTON IN THE SEED.
Mr. R. E. McDonald tells the News
that he is not having his cotton ginned
now, as he is waitinguntll the troubles
over prices are settled before bringing
it to market. Several other farmers
have also adopted this plan.
Stand at the Haad.
Aug. J. Bogel, the leading d re Prist of
Shrereport La , says: "Dr. King's New
Disoovry ihe nlT thin? that cure
bit cough, aod tt $8 the: best b ler I
have." J F. Campbell, merchant of
8affrd. Arir., writ s; "Dr. King's New
Discovery is a ltbati claimed for it: it
nevr fail?, is a sure cure f r Consump
tion, Coughs and Gold. I. cannot say
enough for lis merit." Dr. King's
rew Discovery or Consumption,
Coughs sod C ilds is not an experiment.
It has been tried for a quarter of a cen
tury and today e-and s at the head. It
never disappoints. Free trial bottle at
Harwell and Dunn's Drug Store. 1
aO "C .
The Bulk of the Crop Gathered in
JTany tates.--Yirld Reported Dis
appointing. An Unfavorable Gov
ernment Report. -
NEW YORK. Sept. 29. A summary
of the detailed weekly government re
port by States is as , follows: Texas,
bulk crop gathered by October 15th.
generally not picked till November 1st;
some top crop in the central portions;
other portions have none; yield very ir
regular, and below an average. Mis
sissippi, about two-thirds picked. Re
ports still agree on a light yield.
Louisiana: Three-quarters crop open.
one-half picked. Tennessee: Nearly
all open, and bulk nearly all gathered.
South Carolina: Crop over ha'f
gathered, yield disappointing. Geor
gia: Yield short of last year,
of this report, which s generally dis
credited, the sentiment of the trade
continues bearish, with little uispue
tion to modify earlier crop estimates,
li the accuracy of these repot
tained by furure developments, the
hopes of the bulls will ultimately be
NEW YORK, Sept. 29. The market
this morning has shown a moderate de
gree of activity. The features of the
trading have been the heavy liquidation
of October contracts,- which have re
sulted in widening the differenlce be
tween that delivery and the January
option. A large proportion of the cot
tion sold, however irasjheen replaced by
purchases of the moecistant positions.
Outsidti of this liquidation there has
been no pressure of consequences on the
market In fact, there is apparently a
gradual increase in the speculative and
investment demand, attractedby the
low price to which eotton has drifted,
the volume of the offerings, chefly ow
as well as considerable diminution in
ing to the fact that the weekly held cot
ton has apparently been pretty well
eliminated. There has been no news
of Importance from any source, calcu
lated to affect prices. Liverpool quo
tations, which before our opening show
ed an advance of about 1-64, were
rather better than had been looked for,
and our market in consequence opened
at from 1 to 5 points over last even
ing's close. Subsequently, however,
prices receded, owing to a loss of 2-64
In Loverpool, and in response to the
liquidation in September and October.
This latter factor resulted in a decline
of about 10 points in the October op
tion, while the more distant positions
were carried to about 5 points under
yesterday's close. fA slight recovery
has since taken plajjl, howeverand at
1 o'clock the loss K&a about points
in October, and frfm 2 to 3 pttnts on
the more distant rtiltlolis. While the
feeling on the floor intensely bearish,
the public Is evidently beginning to
regard cotton upon its merits as rela
tively cheap, as s evidenced by the
gradual Increase in the speculative de
mand. The unfavorable crop reprts
cntinue t be discredited by the local
trade, who evidently believe that as
long as'the current expectations of a
large crop continues to exert a depres
sing influence, there is no necessity for
accepting the unfavorable crop reports,
which, of cours, still remain to be con
firmed in the crop movement later on.
Nevertheless, it is apparent to all that
cotton has drifted to a very low level.
PRICE, McCORMICK & CO.
New York, Sept. 29. Relapse held to
confirm the theory that the market
had drifted into a trading position.
Large houses continue to advise pur
chases on weak spot selling, credited
to the Weil-Walsh-Bell combination.
Insiders of the New York Central say
that the London selling prevents ad
vance in the price of that stock. This
selling is regarded as the result of the
desire of English investors to transfer
their interests from, American stocks.
Kansas and Texas insiders aje very
confident that the foad will shor large
earnings next montfi. It is understood
that the Pacific Mail obtained import
ant Concessions from the Panama Rail
road. The coffee season is expected
to open shortly and" to bring good bus
ines for this company. Efforts were
made to unload the speculative line of
Leather, preferred. The company is
understood to be making no money at
the present prices of leather.
Buying in Sugar, called, was very
good, although points of the current
stock 'would fall. The ofMicial an
nouncement of the Treasury Depart
ment's position regarding Dutch sugars
is expected soon. The General Electric
Company expects to handle more bus
iness than ever before in the next 60
days. There is less St. Paul stock in
foreign hands now than for 15 years.
It is believed that Union Pacific, pre
ferred, will likely advance, and room
for much speculation in the common
stock will exist under the new plan.
It is stated that the Pennsylvania &
Buffalo, and Rochester & Pittsburg are
'endeavoring to obtain control of the
Susquehanna & Western.
DOW, JONES & CO.
IS THIS RUMOR TRUE?
Said That Charlotte ilerchants Are to
Buy Street Cotton ,
There is a rumor alioat today to the
effect that several of Charlotte's lar
gest merchants are considering the ad
visability of organizing themselves in
to a cotton firm to buy the wagon cot
ton that comes to this city.
A News reporter called on several of
the leading merchants today, but they
would neither deny nor affirm the re
port. They just simply would not talk
A prominent cotton buyer this after
noon told a News reporter that he had
heard the report and he mentioned
several leading merchants whom he
had heard were at the head of the new
The merchants claim that they are
the ones that suffer by the low price of
cotton here, and if this rumor mate
rializes it will, the merchants say, only
be for their protection.
COTTON GOING ELSEWHERE.
Squire W. M. Long informed the
News that two of his neighbors.
Messrs. Sam Crowell and John White
sides carried their cotton to McAdens
ville this morning.
Another farmer stated that seventy
bales of Mecklenburg cotton were sold
in Concord Saturday.
The Times thinks that cotton ought to
command as high a price in Charlotte
as elsewhere, and It cannot afford to
remain quiet and see Mecklenburg's
cotton and Charlotte's trade go to oth
er places. Before this season gets
much older we expect to see cotton
bring as much here as anywhere.
The farmers want to bring their cot
ton here, and there ought to be no rea
son why they cannot do so with profit
to themselves and our merchants. -COTTON
HERE AND ELSEWHERE
The News Monday evening telephoned
to most of the near by towns to as
certain the ruling price of cotton there
today. Below is the result-
Concord. 6.40; Gastonia, 6.25; Belmont,
6.25; Mount Holly, 6.25; Monroe, 6c.
The best price obtainable in Charlotte
w&8 6 316.
The News will give daily a compara
tive statement of the . prices in Char
lotte and at other points.; - . .
Electric B tie's is a medicine' suited
for any season, but perhaps more gen
eralle needed, wxen the languid ex
hausted feeling prevail , when the liver
is torpid and slngKi9h and thetieed of
a tome and al terati ve is felt. A prompt
uee of this medicine bas often averted
long and perhap fnai bt ions fevera
.o medicine will act more sorely in
couateracting and fre-iug ,he system
from .he malarial pots n. HeadachT
IadUestion, Cv t ipation. SrzJness
yield to Electric Bitferi. iidf "S
per bottle at Burw.U -ftK d tug
Hon. J. S. McCarthy
Cured by Paine's
Department o Agriculture,
Division of Statistics,
Washington. D. C, July 9. 1897.
Wells. Richardson & Co.:
Gentlemen Something over a year
ago I was suffering with nervousness,
loss of appetite and insomnia. I was
all run down, and nothing did me any
good, until a friend advised, me to try
Paine's celery compound. I took four
bottles of the compound, and I am
more than proud to testify .that it com
pletely cured me. I haven't had an un
well day since. 1 eat hearty and sleep
like a healthy baby. I consider Paine's
celery compound the best remedy man
ufactured, and I most heartily recom
mend it to suffering humanity the
world over. Sincerely yours, James S.
Sleplessness is the most common, as
well as the most alarming, ailment
among those who toil with their brains.
Patient after patient repeats the
same story. He goes to bed at the usu
al hour, falls off to sleep very much as
usual, but, instead of sleeping through
the whole night, wakes about three or
earlier and can get "no more sleep after
Carry home a bottle of Paine's celery
compound and see how soon insomnia
A GOODS TO
Will bear repetition. A story that tells
people how to save money ngver gets
old. We told you yesterday about
Boys' Shirt Waists at 25 cents each,
and you came and bought them, some
buying half a dozen' and others buying
as many as a dozen. Today we have
only sizes to 10 years left. If you come
to see them you will buy them. Fall
suits for boys now ready. The best
stock we ever owned. Knee Pants suits
at $1,50, $2.50, S3.5 that will please peo
ple who look at the style and quality.
Bring your boy to us. We will please
him and satisfy
LESLIE & ROGER
Clothiers, Furnishers, Hatters.
THE LIVERPOOL MARKET.
NEW YORK. Sept. 29. Liverpool
showed a slight reactionary tendency
in futures at 2 p. m., being 1-64 to 2-64
above yesterday's close. Spots remain
unchanged. Spinners demandfontin
ues small, with sales of 8,000 bales.
This small consumptive demand is one
of the most unfavorable features in the
situation, and any healthy improve
ment must be based on a substantial
increase In the takings by spinners.
Port receipts to-day point to about 38,
000 bales against 37,674 last week, and
37,405 last year.
London has shown a disposition in
the last few days to buy American
stocks, and it has chosen for that pur
pose mainly stocks sold for delivery on
this side, and not yet hipped. In other
words, London hag, been covering the
apparent short interest, of which so
much has been said, and which, of
course, is only a short interest in appearance.
The New York Times this morning
Bays that the completion of the Van-derbilt-Wabash
deal is close at hand,
and that an advantageous working ar
rangement will be effected between
Wabash, Lake Shore and Nickel Plate.
CHICAGO. Sept. 29. Liverpool closes
quiet, 1-4 higher to 3-4 lower than yes
ibVT10" market: Wheat receipts.
I'1' against 1.192.000; shipments.
1.003,000, against 310.000; corn receipts.
799.000. against 813.000; shipments. 490,
000. against 429,000.
NEW YORK COTTON.
New Yohk Sept. 29,
Futures closed steady.
January 6 42
6 31 85
6 38 89
6 42 43
6 46 48
6 52 82
0 00 00
9 00 00
0 CO 00
6 23 24
6 25 26
6 30 81
6 39 -
0 00 -
6 21 .
reDruarj - 6 4.8
Much. , j " 6 49
April r 5-j
May ' : 0 67
J ne ' n m
Jaiy o oo
August 0 CO
September ' 6 3i
Ocober 6 . fi
November 6 35
December 6 37
8ales tod a
Nine York, Sept. 29
No stockt today.
gives way tr. pound, refreshing
The best remedy in the world
too much f r ny one to Insist c
ting. Every or-, whether sick o
must know tli- immense good 1
celery compound has done and If
tired, half-sick sleepless men ane
en all over the country.
The vague, half-hearted attet
many people make to get rid c
health is p'tiable. Rheumatism,
ache, neuralgia, kidney troublei
diseases and dyspepsia may be
exterminated from the system, nt
bother one again, if one will but f
the blood and regulate the nerve
Paine's celery compound.
Get out of despondency, the m,
or whatever name you give to th'
tacks of nervous depression,
mope around half sick. Personf
think that they are fairly we
"only a little tired" need just th
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ery compound undoubtedly
Nothing could be more sulclda'
for sickly men and women to shu
eyes to the great opportunities -by
Paine's celery compound. K
edy ever called forth such vlgorc
timonials and decided oplnionr
every class of men.
N rthern Pacific
Kurliutrlun ft Quincy
Sou ben Hsiiwy preferred
Tennessee C ul i Iron
R ck Island
De aware & Huison
Loai-vi le & Nisaville
LIVERPOOL COTTON MA.BI
Midd ings 8 J rSalet 8 009
Futures closed easy.
January and Febtun y
February and March
M irch and April
Ap 11 an: May
May and Ju ie
fune anc July
J ly an J Angust
August ijd September
i-'epifcmbe a d Os ob t
October -nd November
November and Deccmb-
December and January
CHIC G t GKA.1N AND
VHE Vr Dae
CORN - Dec
OATS - Dec
LARD - Jn
CHAhLOTTE COTTON MAR';
Strict good middling
Low middling n. ,
City receipts op to 3 o'clock WJ
CHARLOTTE PRODUCE MR
' ' - Corrected Sept. 29, 18'"
Cabbage; new, per erate, 1-25
Peaches, peeled, bright,
extra jour, sack,
Family Flour, nek,.
Ovrn, per bushel, L , y..
Meal, baltf d, 404t per bushel, 49
oiin, o v per ouiuci,
Potatoes Irish, pef bushel.
Potatoes. Sweet, per bushel,
Onions, Seleut, pr bushel,
Country Hams, per pound,
Country Sides, per paund,
Country Shoulder, per pouaa
Lard; North CarUn,
Butter, per pound,
Egga, pr dozen
63 ' i
I I v i
0 W '
fc9 SPt .1
r Sept J
19 Sept 1
9.1 J Oct ;S
4.83 Oct 'Z
4 7 Oct Z