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Wadsworth re turned today from Lexington, Ky., where he went to purchase a number of fine horses for his livery. Mr. James Walker, who holds a position in the navy ddepartmect, will spend his furlough in Charlotte this summer. Mr. "Walker will be acc(fnpanied by two friends. Mr. J A. Thomasson of Char lotte township, brought to The Times office this morning something out of the ordinary in the egg line. It was fully 4 inches Jong and of the chicken variety. Mayor and Mrs. Wedington re turned Saturday night from Raleigh, where they epeut ten days. Mr. Weddington has been looking after some legislative matters for the good of the city. The Statesville Landmark says: "0. F. Alexander, a native of this county, but who has been in the rail way mail service for some time, was in town last week. He was married in Charlotte last Wednesday." Says the Mercury: "Mr. F. B. Alexander left Sunday evening for Charlotte, where he has accepted a lucrative position with the Hudgers Banking and Commission Co., of Washington, D. C, now opening a branch of their business in Char lotte." The Monroe Enquirer says: "Mr. Walter Wallis, formerly of this place, but now of Charlotte, has ac cepted a position as travelling sales man for the Charlotte Trouser Co. Mrs. Wallis has a great many friends in Monroe and he will al ways meet with a cordial reception when business calls him here." Moved to Texas. Mr. G. S. Robinson and family who have made their home near Pineville for a number of years left Tuesday for Palestine, Tex , where thy will reside in the future. Mr. Robinson has relatives in Palestine. Pall From the Top or a Car. Mr. R. II. Grice, car inspector at the Southern, sustained painful injuries Tuesday. While looking over a mail coach that had just conic into the yard he had occasion to get on top, when he lost his footing and fell to the ground. He was found in an unconscious Condition and re nrakied so for some little while. He was much improved today. Church Notes. Rev. A. A Little is off to Lexing ton to assist Rev. Egbert W. Smith, D. D., in a series of services contin uing over Sunday. However, there Vfeill be preaching at Steel Creek Presbyterian church on next Sun day by the kindness of Rev. R. L Grier There will be no services at Cen tral Steel Creek A. It. P. church. Rev J. R. BoA-erton, D. I). will preach at Freeland Chapel on San day at 4 p.m. Vo B Heard In Chnrlotte. A temporary injunction has been granted byJudfje Simonton of the United States Circuit Court against Sparger Bros., of Mt. Airy, who hive be using a smoking tobacco brand which the American Tobacco Company claims is an infringement on one of their trade marks. The case wiM be carried to the Circuit Court at Charlotte, April 26. Barnnm'i Circus May 12th. The date was made Tuesday, and we are on the list for the 12 th of May. Railroad .people eay the cir cus carries ten more cars than any other concern of the kind that has visited this section in recent years. It stops only at a'few towns in the State, But then, when circuses are around they never leave Charlotte off the list. . A Crasy Ma'ffE'aoarea. The news comes this morning tb.t J. A. Hagler, a crazy man who has been confined at the county home, has escaped. He is from Clear Creek township, and for some days went around the city carrying a brace of pistols. He was arrested for carrying concealed weapons, but when his mental condition was as certained was sent to the county home, and ordered confined there. Beeolntlon by the Jr O. V. A. M. The Charlotte lodge of the J. O. U. A. M., Mecklenburg Lodge, No. 17, is represented at the State Coun c in session at Greensboro by E. M Purefoy and H. Page. The , order as about $1,000 members in the State, aEd is in a flourishing condi tion. . Resolutions were adopted ask ing for $100,000 appropriation to the nubile schools of the State: ask- j ' ing that a United States flag be put ov" every school house in the State; and expressing sympathy with the Ouban patriots. MILLER CAUGHT. NORFOLK MURDERER CAPTURED HERE TODAY. Virginia Authorities Notified -Squire Maxwell Commits the Fugitive to Jail to .Await a Requisition From Governor O'Ferrall. Jack Miller, alias Sawnee, alias Tom Mills, was caught here Tuesdvy morning. The Governor of Virginia offers $100 reward for his capture. Policeman Irwin and Detective Mcllollin made the arrest about' noon Tuesday.Miller was staudtng in front of a negro restaurant when ar rested. He was carried before Squire Max well, who upon affidavit of Mr. Alc McIIollin, issued an order commit ting him to jail to await advices from Virginia. A copy of all the proceedings will be sent to Governor Russell. He answers in every particular the description in the award. A photo graph of him has been taken and will be sent to Norfolk. June 21st, 1896, Miller murdered his commoa-law wife by chopping her head off He came from Nor folk here Talking to Policeman Irwin he told of the crime, and said he saw the murderer caught. The murderer has never been caught. Miller only changed his name to Mills when he came to Charlotte. DEATH OF CAPT. 8. E. BELK The End Came Peacefully at 10 O'clock Last Night. The News Friday prepared its readers for the death of Capt. S. E Bclk, which was momentarily ex pected at the time the paper went to press. His death occurred a few minutes after 10 o'clock He never regained consciousness. The body wad prepared for burial that night and was removed from the deceased room in the Cars.n building to tl A. It P church, where it remained until the time of burial. Capt. Belk left an estate that i3 valued at about $30,000. He left no will and his property will revert to his fister and brother, who live in Lancaster countv. The f unerai took placeSaturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the A. tl P. church. Rev. Dr. Chalmers officiated. The interment was in El in wood. The pallbearers were: Honorary Judge A. Burwell, Sheriff Z T. Smith, Capt. G. T. Bason, Mr. J. M. Morrow, Capt. W. E. Ardrey and Col. R. M. Oates. Active Messrs. L. Leon and W. R. Cohrane, Capt. T. L. Vail, Capt. J. R. Erwin, Capt. W. M. Stitt and Mr. W. It. Burwell. The weather being so inclement H was impossible for many of the Con federate veterans from the county to attend the funeral. Those that were here met at the city hall at 3 o'clock and marched to the church in a body. MINISTER RANSOM AT HOME. Does Not Know Whether He Will Return to flexlco. Hon. M. W. Ransom, ambassador to Mexico, passed through Charlotte last Saturday night on his way home, near Weldon. Mrs. Ransom has been quite ill for some time and it is for thi3 reason that Senator Ransom returns at this time. A News reporter had a pleasant chat with the Senator at the Southern depot. Senator Rausom looks better than he did on his previous visit home. In fact from appearance it would seem that he is in the enjoy ment of perfect health. Senator Ransom does not ""know about returning to Mexico. This being one of the best of political plums, the incoming administration will in all probability appoint the new ambassador soon after the inau guration of the new president. Regarding his probable appoint ment as judge of the eastern district, Senator Ransom would say nothing. Senator Ransom would not say that he would accept it if it was of fered him but his friends say that he would. Funeral of Mr. J. T. Withers. The funeral services over the re mains of Mr. J. T. Withers were conducted from Olivet Baptist church Tuesday at 9:30 o'clock Rev. Mr Hankins was assisted by Rev. D. M. Austin and Rev. L. 11 Pruett. After the services at the church the body was taken to Flint Hill where it wa8 interred in the old family burying ground. A large concourse of friends and relatives at tended. The pall bearers were: Messrs. E. C. McGinnis, Luke Sewell, J. II Ross, Capt. T. S Frankliu, Capt. Thomas Ross and !Mr John White. Two Noted Catholic la the City. Father Wertenbach, of Braddock, Penu , and Father Bullion, of Homestead, Peon., were the guests of Father Francis last night These two noted priests were on their way to Savannah. Father Buliiou wa3 one of the many Catholics who did so much to relieve the sufferings of the wounded during the noted Homestead strike and riots. They will probably stop in Charlotte on their return from the South. Location Not Decided On. The new grocery firm of which Mr. M. C. Mayer is the head, ha3 not as yet decided on a location. The Gaither building, corner College and Fourth streets, has been spoken of and it is probable that this house will be used temporarily. It is the intention of this firm to build as soon as practicable on the lot near the Former Brewing Co's. building. Married on Trgterdy. Mr. Will Terry of the Southern Newspaper Union and Miss Annie Jarrttt, were married just across the line on Sunday. It was a runa way match and they selected a good day for the cause. MAY BE FATAL. FIGHT BETWEEN BOYS AT VICTOR MILL Willie Owens Badly Wounded by Les ter Helms. One Eleven, the Other 15 Years Old. Owens in Convul sions. Incarcerated in one of the aVs of the city prison is a bright lad of 15 years, seemingly unconscious of the reckless deed that placed bim in the firm clutches of the law. His name is Lester Helms and he lives with his parents at the Victor cotton mll. Sunday young He'm.3 aad his brother took a stroll some distance from their home. They met a. lad by the name of Willie Owens who it seems was a stranger to both of the Helms boys. They engaged in boyjsh sports for some little wh ile but finally grew angry over some trivial matter. Owens said some thing that the older Helms boy did not like and a fight ensued. Owens was much smaller than Helms, being only 11 years old, and could not cope with him in a fisticuff. Helms, who had a large walking stick with him, struck Owens over the head three limes, inflicting seri ous wounds, aid not satisfied at see ing his newly-made companion writhiug in his blood, struck him the fourth time, inflicting another serious wound in the back of the head. Young Owei-s wa3 taken to a near by house and Dr. II. M. Wilder Avas summoned to attend his injuries. That night Owens was taken with convulsions and up to that morning was in a very critical condition. He has since rallied and Dr. Wilder thicks that he will recover. Helms is in the tombs and will remain there until the exte'nt of Owens' wounds are found out. DEATH OF MR. J. T. WITHERS. The Summons Came Monday Morning Shortly After 11 O'clock. Mr. J. T. Withers died at his home East Avenue Monday morning at 11 o'clock, of pneumonia. The news of Mr. Withers' death was very un expected. Scarcely any oi his many friends knew even of his Bickness. He had only been confined to his bed for a few days, butSuriday night he grew suddenly worse and remained unconscious until the last. Mr. Withers was born in Steel Creek township in 1860. In his early boyhood he moved to Charlotte and entered the store of Mr. W. B Taylor on East Trade street. He remained with Mr. Taylor a number of years and finally purchased Mr. Taylor's stock. He has always oc cupied the same stand and it was one of the most popular rendezvous for the boys of Charlotte. Mr. Withers was in many respects far above the average man. His in tegrity, amiability and genuine kind heartedness were three special char acteristics of the man He loved his friends and pf his worldly goods he shared with them liberally. Mr. Withers wis one of the strong eft supporters of Olivet Baptist church, and was always punctual in his attendance on public worship. No man in Charlotte could number more friends than he. He leaves three brothers, Messrs. B. F. With ers, J. S. Withers and Mr. James Withers. The funeral services took place from Olivet Baptist church Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, con ducted by Rev. J. R. Hankins. The interment was u Mint Hill, the old family burying ground. FIRST NEGRO COTTON MILL. Arrangements to Establish It at Con cordAn Experiment That Will Be Watched With Interest. Dr. Charle3 F. Meserve, president of Shaw University, Raleigh, spent Mondaynight in Charlotte. Yesterday he was at Concord taking part in the organization of the cotton mill to be owned and operated by ne groes. The officers and directors were elected yesterday and arrange ments made to begin work on the mill as soon as practicable. .bitzgeralu, of Durham, elected president Coleman, of cord, secretary and treasurer. was Meserve is one of the directors This is a move on the part of the negroes to take some part in the cotton mill industry in the South This labor is now exclusively white; no negroes being employed in any mills m this country. This experiment of a cotton mill owned'by negroes and run by negro labor will be watched with interest all over the South. Whether it will be successful re mains to be seen. Anniversary f Buem VJsta. One Charlotte citizen Monday not only celebrated the anniversary of Washirgton's birthday, but aleo the aunivers trv of that famous battle of the Mexican war, Buena Vista. Mr L- A. Blackwelder was with Zichary Taylor at Buena Vista fifty years ago yesterday.- lie carried .M or day cane cut. from the battlefield of Monterey; and he wore a medal made from a bronze cannon captured from the Mexicans. To Appear Before the Legislature. I Mr. Thomas Griffith left Tuesday morning for Raleigh where he will appear v before the Legislature on some speciai insurance measures in which his companies ars directly in terested. En Route to Camdeo, Ala. Rev. W. W. Orr, of Huntersville, stopped over in Charlotte Tuesday for a short while. Mr. Orr was en route to Camden, Ala., where he goes in the interest of the dormitory at Due West. Foaad Party in Paw Cre. k. The young people of . Paw Creek had a pound party at the home of Mr. M. A". Alexander Friday night. There was a large crowd present and had a good time and lots of fun. IN STATE PRISON. PROPER PLACE FOR EXECUTION OF CRIMINALS. Sheriff Smith Writes a Letter to Sen ator Alexander on the Subject, In Which He flakes This Recommen dation. A movement is on foot to make a a material change in the method of executing criminals in this State. There are many objections to public executions, and they have to a large extent been done away with in this S$te. The private executions in jails have also objectionable features. So it is now suggested that as soon as sentence of death is passed on a criminal, he be sent to the State penitentiary, and there executed. This would also prevent the escapas of condemned murderers that some times occur. Sheriff Smith today sent the fol lowing letter to Dr. Alexander: EHEKIFF SMITH'S LETTER. Hon. J. B. Alexander, Raleigh, N. C : Dear Sir: Nearly all of your constituents here feel the need of a law to remove, as soon as sentenced, all criminals to the Statepenitentiary, who have had the sentence of death passed on them and have the execution per formed in the State penitentiary by an executioner appointed by the State. To explain the reasons why such a law should be passed, will say thac after a heinous crime has been committed and sentence of death has been passed by the court, the com munity in which the crime was committed feel that the outrage can only be satisfied by the taking of the prisoner's life. Possibly through influences brought to bear, the sen tence is commuted to life imprison ment in the penitentiary. The en raged community rise in indigna tion, a mob demanding the prisoner's life. And in defending the prisoner aid carrying out the law, the sheriff is liable to take the lives of many good citizens. Now, if there was a law to remove at once all such prisoners to the penitentiary, all thi3 trouble would be avoided. The people earnestly ask you to frame such a bill and do all in your power to have it become a law. Asking this in the name of the peo ple, I am, . " Very respectfully yours, Z. T. Smith, Sheriff. - Topics Talked of Around the Town. The Four C's company have mov ed into their handsome new offices over Fitzsimons' drug store. Mr. Frank P. Mil burn, the architect, 'has moved into the offices just va cated by the Four C's, which have been improved, and the front .has been repainted. ' j The greenhouses at Dil worth are very attractive these fine dayi when it seems that the flowers growing under glass should be blooming in the open. Mr. Bush, by the way, will soon have ripe bananas grown on his own trees, and will treat his friends to a taste of the fruit. He will not raise bananas for market, however. The claug of the auctioneer's bell is a familiar sound about the. square, and sonorous voice of the auctioneer, as he alternately coaxes and "cusses" the crowd of bidders mixes with the hum of the street cars and carriages. The bidding is not usu ally very spirited, and it takes all the force of the auctioneer's lungs to stir up the crowd. Manager Nicholson, who has been with Talmage fifteen years, says the greatest crowd that ever greeted the noted pulpit orator filled the vast auditorium at Chicago when he opened his course of lectures there the 2l8t of January. 6,182 reserved seats were sold, and then the box offine had to be closed with hun dreds still in line, clamoring for tickets.. The Raleigh News and Observer's account of Talmage's lecture there this week is finely written, a really exceptional piece of work. It ia in the striking style of Mr. W. E. Christian, one of the ablest writers, in the State, and though it is un signed bears his stamp unmistak ably. , Tbe "bird-law" has expired in most of the . near by couuttes, and the hunter must go to Lincoln to indulge in the sport of shooting partridges. Quail on toast is not yet entirely prohibitedi though it is becoming something of a rarity. The bird-law expired in Mecklenburg some time ago. A bill has been in troduced in the Legislature to pro hibit hunting in th;s conry without the cousent of tile owueis of the land. The land owners have heretofore been compelled to po&t their land to prevent the encroach ments of hunters. Kicked by a Male. Mr. William Thomasson, son of Mr. J. A. Thomasson of Charlotte township, was painfully but not seri ously injured by a kick from his mule late yesterday afternoon. He was better Monday. Kleetrle Bitter. Electric B tte s is a medicine suited for any season, bat perhaps more gen erally aeeded, 1 wiien the languid ex hausted feeling prevails, when the liver is torpid and sluggish and the need of a tonic and alterative is felt. A prompt use of this medicine ba9 often averted Jong aed perhaps fatal bi.ious fevers. No medicine will act more surely in counteracting nd freeing the system from ihe malarial pois n. Headache, Indigestion, Co- s ipation. Dizziness yield to Electric Bitters. 60c and $1.00 per bottle at Burwell & Dunn's drug store. 1 . Kail lfattun in n .THE LA SE BILL. COESUP IN THE SENATE NEXT WEEK. President S. B. Alexander Interview ed. Is Better Satisfied with the Lease Than Ever Before. Calamity to the State to Have it Annulled. . Hon. S. B. Alexander, president of the North Carolina railroad, re- turnedThursday night from Raleigh. "W hat is the state of the lease bill ?" he was asked by a News re porter. " "It passed the House by a majori ty of six, and will probably betaken up in the Senate next weeks. It is impossible to forecast the action of the Senate on the bill. The Popu list caucus has declared against the lease and the Populists have 24 members of the Senate, the Demo crats 7 and the Republicans 19. In the House only eight Democrats voted for the bill. WHAT THE BILL 18. 'The original bill was not passed, but the substitute proposed bv the committee. The bill authorizes the Governor to bring suit for the an nulment of the lease, which suit can now be brought by the Attorney General without any special law.c "The contest simply amounts to a 'drive' against the Southern, nothing more nor less than a vicious attack by a rival corporation to gain by legislation what they could not otherwise accomplish. "The bill seems to be directed against the Southern as a foreign corporation; it provides that foreign corporations engaging in transporta tion in the State shall take out li cense, which the Governor and Sec retary of State have the right to re voke." WHAT THE SOUTHERN MAT DO. "Under the present law, the Southern can build the loop to Mocksville, and do without the North Carolina rail read; and it a loop is built from Kernersville to Reidsville the route from Greens boro to Norfolk via the Atlanta and Danville is made much shorter than by Raleigh and Selma. "The only thing I am afraid of ia that the Southern will join in' the suit to annul the lease, and let the North Carolina road go. "I have never been so well satis fied with the terms of the lease with the Southern as I am today, and it will be a great calamity to the State if the Southern gives up the lase." LIFE HANGS BY A THREAD. Capt. S. E. Beik Nearlng the End Sketch of His Life. Capt- S. E. Belk, for a a long time a prominent figure in Charlotte and Mecklenburg county, lies at the point of deah ii the Carson build ing, on the corner of Fourth and Tryon. Dr. Joseph Graham, his physician, entertains no hope of his recovery. Capt Belk was boro in the Wax haw settlement in 1812 and came to Charlotte in the 40's. When the Mexican war began Capt. Belk enlisted in Capt Green W. Cald well's company, which was Company A, 1st United States Dragoons, Vol unteers. He was soon made orderly sergeant of the company. After the war he came back to Charlotte and secured a position in oue of the banks a& teller: At the beginning of the war be tween the States he joined Capt. Harvey White's company and - was made 1st lieutenant. At the death of Captain White he was unanimous ly chosen captain. At the first day's fight at Gettysburg, Capt. Belk was badly wounded in the arm, ampnta tion afterwards being necessary. In 1868 Capt. Belk was elected county treasurer of Mecklenburg county and held this office until 1884, when he tsls succeeded by Capt. J. H. McClintock. Since then he has lived a very retired, life, scarcely ever being seen in public. . Say He ia Not Uead. A News reporter interviewed Capt. W. S. P. Hunter, of Wardlaw, this morning, and he states positively that he is not dead. Sometime ago a no tice of his death wa published in the local papers. He said'he was sitting by the Hre with his wife when she read the notice of his death. "I know that's not so," he told her, and they laughed heartily over it. His family has recently received many letters of condolence. Capt 'Hunter was in command of a company of the First corps of Stonewall Jackson's sharp-shooters; and is hale and hearty. The Contract Awarded. The building committee of the new court house Monday morning awarded the contract for the fur nishings for the "building to the Brunswick Balke Callender Co , of Siew York, This firm was repre lsent.'d by Mr. D. P. Reamer. The contract ior the turnismngg is a large one and Mr. Reamer is to be congratulated on his successful com petition, as he had as competitors the largest houses in this line. Work at the Cemetery. Mr. Moses Thomas, keeper of Jilmwooa Uemetery, has begun his spring work of beautifying the grounds and is getting ready to transplant the flowers. Mr. Thomas will make special efforts this season to see if he cannot surpass his for mer efforts along this line. tork Jail Breakers Caught In Shelby. The News leains that Chief of Police Jones, of Shelby, last night arrested two of the York county jail breakers. The names of the pris oners could not be learned, but they were in for minor offences. - . . - Poaltry Association Organized. i The poultry dealers met at the city hallFriday morningand organized the Mecklenburg Poultry and Pet Stock Association. JThey meet again Mon day at 7:30 p. m., to elect officers. DELAMAR PARDOHED. NOTED BEAUFORT INSURANCE SWINDLER 60E8 FREE. Bill Passed Allowing Charlotte to Is sue Bonds. McCaskey In Washington.-Bailey Comes Off the Perch. Special -to Tha Newi. ley has resigned his position as As- J aiscanc Adjutant uenerai. a is re signation was accepted. DR. DELAMAR PARDONED. - Governor Russell announced this morning ihat he had pardoned Dr. T. B. Delamar, one of the notorious Beaufort insurance swindlers. He is serving out a term of years in the penitentiary. Senator McCaskey, chief of the bolting Populists, went last night to Washington in response to an urgent telegram from Congressman Harry Skinner. It is reported that they will confer about the future course of the bolters.- AVATER WORKS BILL PASSED. The bill allowing the city of Char lotte to issue $30,000 of bonds to pay for the city water works passed the House today. The Speaker today announced the appointment of five assistant enrol ling clerks, who Avere confirmed. The bill passed the benate today to empower the city of Charlotte to acquire real estate and to better reg ulate its watei suppl j; also to en able Charlotte to enforce the collec tion of taxes. Senator Butler introduced a bill to elect Guy V. Barnes public printer. FOR COURT HOUSE FURNISHINGS- Committee Met Today to Let the Con. tract Decision Not Announced. , A contest for the furnishings of the new court house is being waged today. Mr. D. P. Reamer, repre senting the Brunswick Balke Calen dar Co , has bis samples at the Cen tral, and Mr J. E. lleilley, of Char lotte, who represents the Grand Rapids Furniture Co., is displaying his at the Buford. The furni-jhinga will consist of about ?00 opera chairs, 200 plain chairs, 50 revolving chairs, judge's stand sofas, lounges, desks, bookcases, counters, settees. The building committee, which consists of Dr. J. H. McAden, Col. R- M. Oates, Capt. John R. Erwin and Mr. H. D. Stowe, will decide the contest. The committee first examined Mr. E. M. Andrews,stock for such articles as chairs and tables and then went tthe Buford to examine the display of the Grand Rapids Furniture Com pany. Xhey then looked at the Brunswick Balke people's display at the Central The committee's deci sion will not be known for several days yet. Debate at Martladale. Correspondence of the News. Martindale, Feb. 24 Mr. A. C. Griffin, of Charlotte, will start a ten days writing' school at Little's hall Monday. " Miss Lillie Caldwell, of Harris burgand. Mrs. Stone, of Edinboro, Pa., are visiting Miss Maggie Howie this week Mr. C. H. Little's school will close ntxt Fridav There will be a debate at Williams church next Friday evening, subject: "Which deserves the most honor, Columbus who discoveted America, or Washington who defended her? The champion checker player of Martindale at present is E. O. Dewese Mr. Irank AVilson a new residence is nearly finished. Pined for Contempt. Mr. Thames, of the collecting agency,Thursday afternoon sued Mrs. J. H. Hamilton for a bill of $67. less payments, due him. 'Squire T, A. Austin tried the case, and during the course of the trial, Mr. J. Harvey Wilson, who was a witness for de fendant, and the defendant, refused to pay any attention to the rulings of the court, and at last left the court with the trial in progress. Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Hamilton were fined $25 each for contempt of court, and capiases were issued for them at noon Friday. Mr. Thames got judgment for the amount of his bill. e A S20.000 Land Purchase. Friday evening Mrs. Baxter Moore's place, east of Charlotte, near the Loniae mjlls, was bought by Mr. H. S. Chadwick for- $20,000. If consists of 250 acres, and will be added to the mill property. Mr Walter Brem made the sale. Mr. Alexvnder Goes Bacs- to Raleigh. Hon. S. B. Alexander left Sunday night for Raleigh on business con nected with the North Carolina railroad lease Mr. Alexander could not tell when the matter would be finally disposed of, but hopes that it will be in the near future. ' . Tj Go With Rom A Co. Mr. C. A. Daniels, formerly with Harris & Keesler, now book-keeper at the Racket Store, has accepted a similar position with John B. Ross & Co. He will enter upon the du ties of his new position Monday. Tutfs Pills Cure All Liver Ills Perfect Health. Keep the system in perfect or der by the occasional use of Tutt's Liver Pills. They reg ulate the bowels and produce A Vigorous Body. 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Retta Wright, the prisoner's wife, bit Mr. Dowd on the hand, inflicting a pain ful wound. mmmm To Chrysanthemum tiroweri. The managers of St. Peter's and the Good Samaritan hospitals have decided to have a Chrysanthemum exhibition -next Noveraber, as has been their custom for many years, for-the benefit of their institutions, and they bespeak now, the co-operation and assistance of Chrysanthe mum lovers and growers, as well as of those who are interested in these public charities. Washington Post Bob Fitzsim mons wants some reputable physician to examine Jim Corbett and ascer tain if be can fcurvive the knock-out blow he proposes to finish him with. It is now Corbett's move. .- ., Stands at lb Head. Aug. J. Bogel, the leading drnceist of Shrevepoit La , savs: "Dr. King's New Discovery i the onlv thing that cure my cough, and it s the best se'ler I have." J - F. Campbell, merchant cf SatTord, Ariz., writes; "Dr, Kiug'sNew Discovery is ail that is claimed for it; it never fail-1, is a sura cure f r Consump tion, C uphs and Cold. I cannot say enough rr its merit--." Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds is cot an experiment It has been tried for a quarter of a cen iur? ana loaay 6 tana 8 at ine neaa. it never disappoints. Free trial bo tie at Burwell and Dunn's Drug Store. 1 NEW YORK COTTON. New Yoek, Feb 24, 1897. COTTON MIDDLING. Futures closed quiet steady High Low January 0 00 0 00 February 0 O 0 00 March 0 89 6 86 April 6 6 93 Close 0 00 00 0 00 00 6 89 90 ft 9 96 00 01 05 06 May 7 11 June 7 07 July 7 10 Au crust 7 t3 September r. 8 1 October 6 72 November 8 74 December 0 00 Sales today- 6 7 7 98 03 07 7 7 7 10 11 7 6 C9 1 12 13 78 6 8 82 6 70 72 6 72 74 0 00 00 187.930 6 69 6 70 0 00 ' - New York, Feb 24 No quotations on Stocks today STOCKS Close STOCKS CiOsc TOI 26f AMT 72 J C 6i G E - 34 AT 14 D&H ir.i St P . 75f U Q 57 MoP 20 L N 49i A 3 R 113 LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET. Liverpool, Feb 24 4 p m Midllings 3 15 lfi Sales 10,000 Closed quiet , January and February 3 55 56 February and March . - 3 55 56 March and April 3 57 56 April and May. 8 56 b May and June 3 56 57 June and July 8 f6 57 July and August 3 56 57 Angrst and September 3 54 s September and Octoler 3 48 49 October and November t 44 b November and December f 43 December and January 0 00 CHICAGO GRAJN AND FRODHCT CHtCAeo, Feb. 24 WHEAT-Mav 71 July July July July July July 714 25 18 8.17 -417 4.22 CORN May 24 OATS May 17 PORK May 8.05 LARD May 4.10 RIBS May 4.12 CHARLOTTE COTTOH HAH KB T TO -Hit. Mlddlin r full. . Strict good middling Good middling Strict middling Middling Low middling Cityreceipta up to 3 o'clock 46 7 7 . .'ale. CHARLOTTE PRODUCE MARRrfT. Corrected Feb. 18, 1897. CABBAGE New per 100 x twfee $ ......... AS?S1 p-oltod, 46 lbs. per bushel, Sf 2 ATS, 32 lbs. per bushel 471 POTATOES Irish perbu.7.. wa3 nxrmxra 1 e?" V 35(40 coDmlF-Kir bushei-75?n OM,. . ............ , LARD Ni C?0UMer" -. V Rnm lt22 Sq"1 i2i5 NEW "YORK. 1 THAT THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE - OF 3 IS OIT THE 3 OF EVEEY BOTT1LE OF1 Castoria ia Tint sp la one-giie lottloi onlv. It Is sot sold ia bulk. Don't allow aajma to tell -3 you anything else on tbe plea or promico tbit it 3 ia "just ts good" and "will answer svery pM. f pose." "Be tliat yon gt 0-A-S-T-0-E-I-A. slmUs ef iin (TMT ANDREWS. FURNITURE. If you need furniture you cannot afford to fail to see tbe immense alock I am now opening. 1 have gathered in tbe bargainstrom bank-i rupt manufacturers all over tb country. I have what you want! atprices tbai do one can duplicate I have a lot of odd Beds, Bureaus, Chairs, Rockers, Etc, (one or two or a kind), some damaged slightly, some stock worn that will sell for half their value. A grand oppor tunity to buy obeap and make youi! borne comfortable and beautiful. PIANOS AND ORGANS. Buy an' instrument that eoun right. Wears a jife time and on which the price is right. We handlt only the best grades direct from tbt makers and we guarantee tbe pnci and quality, and stand ready to make good at any time our guar antee. Can you afford to buy jour pianos or organs from small dealers! and agents and run tbe riskofgstH ting a good instrument and then pay a higher price tbao high ffradw instruments are sold by a reliable dealer. We claim to know some' thing about music and about instru ments. We are opposed to handling worthless and interior instrument! even to make sales. If you will girt us your confidence -we g've joe your money s worth every time. BICYCLES! BICYCLES! The Bicycle is the great Amerieu sport today. It is bealtbfal, pleas-l ure giving and harmless. It is fool I ish to pay $5.00 or $100 00 for name plate on a bicycle. We are going to inaugurate a great cut 1 tbe price of high grade bicycles thi year tbat will be beard all over ton country. 26in. youth's wheel 28in. men's wheels $37 50. Tbi great Windsor wheel, the bighes graae wneei on eartn, 90z.su E. M. ANDREWS, 16 k 18 West Trade St. Don't you think Ton have ben promising your wife long enough to luy her A NEW bTOTE f There flF,39 is no excuse for farther pron while we are selling thun' LOW. WE HAVE THEM AT ALL PRICES ! CALL IN A-ND SEE THEM, EVE" J YOTJ Don't want to out now ! A. FULL LINE OF RANGES' Hating Stoves, and - Kitcb utensijs JEST Slate and Tin RooflDf. tilaors and Cornices J.N. McCAUSLANP & CO., 209 and 211 South Tryon St., Chw'otte N. . O. XW Mail orders receive prompt tten tiou May 10, 1895. WRAPPER