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vper is 44 Years Old CHARLOTTE, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1897. VOLUME XLIF NUMBER 2276 if If f OT Professional GFO W. GUAHAM. DR. Otfi 7 W. hi Trade St. limiied to Eye, Ear, Nose 'ra' an' Af r 3, 1996 p. KSERA.N?, D l 3-i t , 7 W'tTr.d S;. Charlotte N. C. Nov 1', ,'VSBORNB, MAXWELL U KESHAN'S, A'.m i tie h at Law, ()lli(H., 1 Kiitl 3 Lw Bnihiirg. Q :, lS'.t-") & H.N PHAER, Altornov ut Law, Olli-o X. 14 Ijw Building. C LAHKSON & DVLS, Attorneys at Law, ( ) fTi . o No. 12 Law Burning. D M. A & A.BLAND Dentists. No. 21 North Try on St. Charlotte, N. C. JR. W. H. WAKEFIELD Can lc c.n?ultl at his cflice No. 509 North Tryon St., every week day xcept Wedne la'y His P notice is limited to Ky, Kiir, N(-pc and Throat. D' ,RS. M'COMBS & WlBUUiM Physicians and Surgeons, Office: No. 21 North Tryon ClIAUr.OTTE, N. C. Street. It ,ou want to look nice, send your li'tien to the 1 ii AIILO ITK K'f ISAM LAUNDRY Wo liavo the beet laundry in North Carolina, and guarantee yon ilri'-tlv tirnt-class woik. Charlottk Steam Laundry. No better prep iruii-n can be nia'lc for the hiir than HUGHES' QUININE HAIR 10 It ket ps the Hair and Scalp in pi-)f'.--t c-"rdi ion all the time Trial s . -2 cents. R. F. Jordan & Co. S'tiii.ip Ai'noy. Preseriptionists. I'lione No- 7 When the Eyes henome tired from reading or sewing or If the letters look blurred and run together, it is a sure indie tion th tlassrs are needed Consult cur j expert Optician about your eyes. Examination free. Shell & Harrison, JEWELERS and OPT ICTAN3, 4ft Mmit.li Trtnn Street. Charlotte. N. C The Public are invited to call ami see our newTme of Sprinfi icr Noveltie We Lave just received a new line of belts and sliirt waist sets Something new and tasty. Garibaldi & Bruns, LEADING JEWELERS. DeltcikM Will Not Keiurn. A New York Special says: "Jean and Kdouar I de lieszke of the Me troplitan Company bae decid-. d i.t to return to America next sasm. They have individually and together er. thought the matter over carefully and consulted with each other about the situation, with the result that they have reached the determination above stated." Atlanta's Great Tragedian. It will be gratifying to his many friends to know that Scott Thornton, Atlanta's great tragedian, has recov ered from bis illness, and that "Hichard is himself again." He is one of the shining stars in Atlanta's firmament of cranks. Bucklen's Armed Salve.- - - The best salve in the w6rrdxf6r Guta, Bruises, Sorea, Totter, Chapp ed Bands, Chilblains, Corns and all kin Eruptions and postivoly cures Piles"" or no mw veciuired. It is guaranteed to givd perfect tttiefac lion 6V monet reTaucled. Price . 25 NIC. cents per box. For sale "by "Burwell 35 wro SPADE State Library 1Jcn() SON OF A PROMINENT' ITION ZEN KILLED. CITI- Ell Marshall, Niven's Assailant, Is Improving. The Monrot Mayoralty Cont-st. Special to Thts New. Monroe, N. C, April 12, 1897. Clingman Benton, oue of thera lway mail clerks killed in the disaster at ifarrisburg yet?rday, was a brother of Assistatit Postmaster Frank Ben ton, of Monroe, who left for Char lotte last night. Clingman Benton leave a wife and two children, a boy vnd girl. The boy about nine years old, is a student at Union Institute, six miles from here; the little girl is with Mrs. Benton is Charlotte. A report reached here this morn ng of the death of a son of Mr. Garrhon Medlin, one of Union country's most prominent citizens. xoung Medlin and another lad named Stinsou, a cousin of Medlin's, were working on the road about ten miles from here. From some cause Stinson struck Medlin with a spade, nd the death, yesterday is the result. Stinson has not yet been arrested. EU Marshall is getting along well with hi3 wound, and it will not be ong before he can be removed to the Charlotte jail. Invitations to the marriage of Miss Alice Shafer of Charlotte and Post master J. D. Helms of Monroe, have been received. The ceremony tases place on the twentieth of this month in the Episcopal church in Char lotte. Immediately after th cere t - l i 1 1 1 M O mony, which taKes piace at :ov p. m. the happv couple will leave on the north bound train for various points of interest in that direction and on the return trip will wind up at Wilmington where Mr. Helms will attend the meeting of theShrin- --r . 11 .1 ers. lie is very popular nere anu :& being congratulated on all sidt-s. The Primary election too ay promises to be tame. But one can didate for mayor remains in the field, J. G. Covington. The present rravor, Dr. J. D. Stephenson, has withdrawn from the race, his reasons , . i it.. v.-. ,.. as staeu in inio ween, a mjuiicj being that the executive committee have been unfair in their ruling, and that unjust and false reports have been circulated about him. F. II. W hi taker, Esq., likewise comes down, because, as be says, he has bad fun enough already. The contest for town commif Moners will be lively, a nnmW of candidates being in the field. A. M. Crowell, a staunch and sub stantial citizen, h is announced him self as a citizen s candidate for Mayor before the voters in May Thinora fti-fl warning un for the aradpd Fnhoo! election on the 19th The liquor men eay defeat ti e h-us, dispensary law. p- that they will b cause of the AFTER THE WRECK. All the Wounded Improving-Crews of Both Trains Suspended. Engineer Tunstall was able to be taken to his home in Danville Monday morning. His wife arrived Sunday night and accompanied him home. The condition of Engineer Kinney has greatly improved since Sunday night and it is now thought that his recovery is only a question of time. William Clements, the mill oper ative, is getting on nicely and the jMiysicsans attending mm uu think that his arm will have to be amputated. It. E Gallaher. the express mes senger on No. 3G, will leave for his hon e in Washington tonight. The crews of both No. 36 and No. 11 are off, pending investigation. Capt, Gentry will leave for his home in Washington tonight and Capt. Lovell will return to Bichmond on No. 12 this evening. MURDERED A WHOLE FAMILY And Then Fired the House. The Bodies Rescued. Hy TelegTaph to The New Wooxsocket. It. I , April 14 A quadruple murder was committed at O.ikland, ten miles from this place, this morning The murderer, in or der to cover up notice. his crime, fired the Px fore it v-rs totally destroyed rei: rb rr snud . t .h-'waru P t , x ' -d was nnashed. red body of her six- lirer i h..- ch i..-!..-sir-o.! laughter was rescued. It is supposed Edward Reynolds, the husband, and a boarder are in the ruins. Before the building was de stroyed a number of people discov ered clots of blood on the floor where a fierce struggle had taken place. OMAHA IS FLOODED.- Inhabitants Fleeing, Leaving i new- . TL.l. Possessions Behind. By Telegraph to The News. Omaha, Neb., April 14. East t T-.lU OmnVin on (Innilpd hv the for thair iWes, leavingJh .posses hphrnd- Houses are in water five feet deep. " There is pouring in v.a lowlands a stream two thousand feet wide: sweeping south- oaaf it Toura into Florence Lake. ThB wjitpr in the lake has .broken over the levee, and isnow rushing MORE JEFFERSDNI'N DEMOCRACY Now Than Ever Before, Says Bryan. Washington Notes. Correspondence of the News. Washington, April 9. Hon W. J. Bryan was fortunate enough to be in Washington this week to make an argument for the people of Ne braska in a railroad case before U. S. Sup reme Court. This gave him an opportunity to participate in the Democratic jollification which has followed the news of the Democratic victories in Ohio and in Chicago. Mr. Bryan told an immense Demo crotic meeting addressed by him over in Alexandria, and attended by many prominent Democrata from both branches of Congress that the grand cause was steadily marching oo to'-victory, and closed his speech by saying: "There is more Jtffer sonian democracy in the United States today than there ever was before. More people seeking to make this government what it ought to be, and the crusade that was started will go on and on; will gather strength as it goes, and will be instrumental in bringing to the ; eople of this country blessings for generations to come " THE OHIO ELECTIONS. The administration and King Hannaare especially sore over the unmistakable rebuke given them by the result of the Ohio elections. They try to make light of the matter by saving that only local issues were involved, but they know better, and everybody else kuows better; knows that the administration expected ana worKea tor Kepuoncan success, which it would have considered an endorsement. Senator Jones, Chair man of the Democratic National Committee, says: "While I am not at all disposed to attach too much importance to purely local election?, 1 do believe that the result in Ohio is largely due to the dissatisfaction with the National and btate govern ment of the Republican party. There is no doubt in my mind, either, that the cause of bimetallism has made tremendous strides since last No vember, and I believe that more has been accomplished for our cause by the very logic of events than was done by all the campaign methods." IN THE SENATE. There is a little wrangle on be tween the administration and the Republican members of the senate finance committee. Mr. McKinley has been bringing pressure to bear upon them to report the tariff bill not later than the 19th of this month, while they insist that they cannot get the bill in condition to report before May 3rd, if so soon. Humanity is the one power that is strong enough to fuse all the dis cordant elements which go to make up congress into solidity in an effort to relieve suffering. The joint reso lution appropriating $200,000 for the relief of the sufferers from the Hoods in the Mississippi river and its tributaries and in the lied river of the North, which became a law thi3 week, received the unanimous vote of Congress. The senate has been talking Cuban belligerency again, and has adopted a resolution requesting the president to endeavor to save the life of Gen Rivera. CAFFERY TO THE SUGAR KINGS. Tt wonld be difficult to nud a more vigorous bit of English than Senator Caffery's reply to the request of the New Orleans Board of Trade, that he should vote for the Republi can tariff bill, as may be seen by the following extracts: "When my po litiral views change so as to con vince me that this great country, with its vast resources, its free, push ing, enterprising, inventive popula tion, needs protection against couu tries with not half its resources, with populations oppressed with debt, crushed by class distinctions, or ty rannous government, witnout tne skilland inventive genius of our own people, I will hand in my resigna tion as being out of touch with Democratic principles. I take it that Louisiana is Democratic yet, notwithstanding the temporary split in the Democracy about finances and the defection of the sugar plant er3 to Republicanisms rather boun tv." The letter closes with thi3 de scription of the tariff bill: "It wil hlurht the budding promise of in creased export of American manu factures. It will cripple the export of our cereals, flour, fuel and raw material; it will add enormously to the burden of the toiling masses of j our people, it will create greater d;s content where discontent is already threatening the peace and stability of society. And it violates the car dinal, essential, cherished principles of Democracy. I will not vote for it. I will vigorously oppose it." AS A DECLARATION OF WAR Turkey Will Regard Further Invasion by Insurgents. By Telegraph to Tne isews. Athens, April 14. Assim Bey, the Turkish minister here, has pre sented a note to theovernment de Pnrtp. will fe&afd suctra'mornnejit v- 7 "O . , . . &s a declaration of war. ... The Chamber of Deputies will meet today for the purpose of voting the budget and passing urgent bills relating to the present crisis. It is not likelv these measures will find any opposition. YOORHEES DEAD. THE INDIANA SENATOR DI'D THIS MORNING. Was the Nominal Leader of His Party in the Senate Had Been In Bad Health a Year or More. By Telegraph to The New. Washington, April 10. Senator Daniel W. Voorhees, of Indiana," is dead. He passed away quietly at five o'clock this morning at his home. He has been in very bad'health for a year, and has had to retire entirely from business and politics, but his death was unexpected at this time, as the latest reports from his bed side reported his condition greatly improved. Senator Voorhees had for year3 been one of the most prominent men in the Senate, and was one of thp best posted men on tariff and finance in his party. He had been Senator from Indiana for a number of years. On the floor of the Senate he wa the nominal leader of his party on the tariff and financial questions, though for about a year he- had been unable to take an active part in the deliberations of the body of which he was a member. SPRING TERM CRIMINAL COURT. Judge Sutton Presides for the First Time. The Victor Mills Case. Judge Thomas H. Sutton arrived from Fayettevilie Saturday night and is quartered at the Buford. Mon day he opened the spring term of Mecklenburg Criminal court. His charge to the grand jury was istened to with marked attention and was considered in every respect a good one A News reporter called on Judge Sutton at his room in the Buford to ascertain who he would name as Col. Phifer's successor. He states that he is not at present.prepared to m ike any appointment and .does not know whether he will at this term. Thurcday morning was set for the trial of the case of State vs. the Vic tor Cotton Mill. This case is a very important one. It is claimed that the health of the western sec tion of the city has been materially injured by the mill allowing stag nant water to stand in the pond that supplies the mill. Solicitor Webb will have associated with mm in this trial Messrs. Osborne and (Mark son and Col. II. C. Jones. STICK BY THE NOMINEES Only Loyal Democrats Remain in the Workingmen's Club. At the meeting of the Working- -r-v i . -i i O i 1 . men s democratic uiuo oaruruay night the iollowing resolution was unanimously adopted: "Whereas. One ot the requirements of membership in thi3 club is that each member pledges himself to abide by the result of the Demo cratic primaries; and further that there is no grounds for complaint as to frauds or unfairness in the recrnt Democratic primaries held in this citv; therefore be it "Resolved, That we pledge our hear ty support to the nominees of the Democratic party of the city of Charlotte for mayor and aldermen, and promise to use all honorable means to secure their election." After the adoption of this resolu -tioD, Mr. Walter Daniels, secretary of the club, offered his resignation, which was accepted. Next Friday night was set apart bv the club for the election of ofll- cere, and a big public ... ... meeting to the Demo- ratify the nominees of cratic city primaries. "TRUSTIES" RUN AWAY, Four Convicts at the Suear Creek Camp Escaped. The new manager of Sugar Creek convict camp had a lot of trouble on hand Tuesday. Monday Mr. D. C, Moore, who has resigned his position as superintendent of the camp, fnriifd ov-r the camp, convicts and whole establishment to Mr. W. D. Beattie. who was appointed superin tendent bv the new Road3 and Con- vict Commission. A t. PRfih naniD several of the con victs are allowed some liberty, and assist generally in the work around thp renin. These are known as "trusties." Tiifsd iv when the new ma agement looked the landscape over, four of these trusties were found missing. They concluded that with the change of management they did not care to remain. They were not discharged, but simply resigned. Their names were: Walter uon-. nell, Walter Baskin, Andy bteele, Amos Caldwell. Ten Killed by Fire-Darop. By Telegraph to The News. Berlin, April 14. A dispatch from Easononruhe, announces that tenWsons were killed today through an explosion of fire damp in the Oberhausen pit. .v. ' t i. . . - - Hooting at the Commission. By Telegraph to The News. London. April 14. The Globe, I the, St. James Gazette and the Pall Mall uazette, tnis aiwrnuuu imituic the idea of the United States bi metallic commission having any practical result. A BOY DISAPPEARS. PARENTS SEARCHING FOR MASTER JOHN KLOUSE. Door of His Room Found Open Tues day norning, Nothing Seen of Him - Since. Did he Run Away? John Klouse, the 16 year old son of Mr. atd Mrs. Joseph Klouse, has i.HSterioucly disappeared acd no trace of him c-in be f .und. He was at his father's meat mar ket on West Trade street all day on Monday and at the closing h.ur at night he attended to all the duties expected of him, locked the door and left for home. Ilis mother hearel him come in shortly after 10 o'clock. Mrs. Klouse got up for a drink of water at 2 o'clock. Tues day morning1 and saw that her son's door was open. This being unusual she went to his room and found that he was out. She still did not think that there was anything seri ous and did not inform Mr. Klouse until yesterday morning, for she thought he might return in time to attend to the delivery of meats, as was his usual custom. The night wore on and no sign of her boy and the mother became seriously anx ious. When Mr. Klouse got up his wife informed him of her fears and he at ence began to investigate. He went to all of his son's companions to find if he had intimated to them his intentions, but all were surpris ed to learn of the disappearance. He was a boy that kept his own counsel, seldom speaking to any one unless he was addressed. Mr. Klouse can think cf no reason why he should wish to leave. He was a favorite of both- father and mother and he never expressed a wish that was not gratified. For the past week or eo John has been asking about New York. He went to Claude McLaughlin several days ago and asked which was the most direct line to that city, and Mr. Klouse thinks it is probable that he went there. lo strengthen this theory, Mr. Klouse has had a New York butcher employed in his market for some time and his son ha3 often talked to him about going to New York. It w&8 thought at first that he had gone with him as he was to leave yesterday morning, but this theory was exploded for the New York man turned up this morning, and says ' that he knows I nothing of the boy. I 17" I X 1 L T air. xviouse says uiai ma sou had rr.r .1 AnACn 4r V. 1 a i"0 C Vl OTIfl XT' J Q Q 4" 11 times at liberty to take what money he wished without even con si Hing him. up to this afternoon no trace oi the young man has been obtained. DEATH OF MR. C SCOTT. One of Charlotte's Prominent Citi zens. Funeral ' Tomorrow After noon. In the evening of life with a strong hold on the faith that had sustained him through many years; with a re cord Lv!7cd rhnt w as as stainless as the driven snow, Calvin Scott, one Cnai 'otte's oldest aud best citizens pas-ed quietly away at his home on East Trade St., Friday night shortly after 9 o'clock. Mr. Scott has been in feeble health for some time but had sufficiently recovered to make a trip no to Mr. J. M. bcott s store J. M. bcott s X 1 several days ago, For the past two days he had seen nrlnnlliT i I 111 n fflT 0 VW 1 hlO TO TY1 1 I XT gradually declining and his family was very uneasy about his condition Friday morning. Bat as night drew near he seemed to rally and when his son, Mr. J. M. Scott, and Mr. Cansler, his son-in-law, left him at 8:30 o'clock he eeemed to be in good spirits and hoped for a good night's rest. When ready to retire Mrs. Scott noticed that h' is nu-b weaker and after he had goii -. w bed the change wa3 so noticed that his wife summoned Mr. J M. Scott and Mr Cansler but before they reached the house the spirit of this noble man had passed into the great beyond. Mr. Scott was for a number of years engaged in the mercantile busi ness m this city and his store on College street was for a number of years the most popular in the city, lie retired from the mercantile busi ness about fi ve years ago. Soon after this he was elected president of the Ada mill but finding that his health would not permit cf any kind of active business, he resigned and never a','ain entered into any kind of busi ness. In war ss in peace Mr. Scott He was a the latter proved himself tne feauie. splendid soldier and in part of the war served as a lieuten- anc in a company raiseu Hill. at Chapel When the war terminated he came to Charlotte and was agent of theN. C. railroad in this citv; afterwards he went into the mercantile business. Mr. Scott was as prominent in phnrrb work as in business life. He has since his residence in Charlotte bppn a ruling elder in the First Presbyterian church and for a num. ber of years clerk of the session. He leaves a wife and five children, Mrs. E. T. Cansler, J. M. and Wal ter Scett. Miss Lizzie Scott and Mr. W. T. Sfmtr whcrnow lives in New Orleans. Mr. Scott was 05 years old the 12th of last March. He was born in Alamance county. The President will probably re voke Mr. Cleveland's sweeping order consolidating pension agencies. MONROE PRIMARIES, J. G. COVINGTON NOMINATED FOR MAYOR. fir. Benton's Body Interred at Mon roeYoung nedlin Not Yet Dead, but Will Not Survive. Correspondence of The News. Monroe, N. C, April 12 To night's Charlotte train brought in the body of Mr. T. Clingman Ben ton, one of the victims in the Kar ri sburg railroad horror. Accompa nying the remains was a committee of Charlotte Lodge, No. 83. Knights of Pythias, of which lodge Mr. Ben ton was a member. The committee consisted cf Knights F R. McNinch, C C.;W. A. Frwin, V. O.; M. E. Crowell, J. P! Hackney, J. T. Por ter and Fred Stitt Besides these there were Mrs. T. Clingman Ben ton and two children, Frank and John Benton, Mrs. M. Benton, Rev L R. Pruitt and wife, Mrs. J. B. Carter, Mrs. Roundtree and Mr. Hamilton. The party was met at the depot by a delegation from Monroe Lodge. K. of P., and the remains escorted to the castle hall. The accompanying party were all quartered at the Stewart house. The services will probably be conducted in the Pythian hall and the inter ment take place about eleven o'clock tomorrow morning. In the Democratic primary today a total of 141 votes were cast. Mr. J G. Covington had no opposition for the nomination for mayor, and received 138 votes. The following were nominated for town commis sioners: F. B. Ashcraf t, H. A. Shute, E. A. Armfield, W. B. Houston, and S. W. Parham. There was no ex citement and only Democrats were allowed to vote. A definite report from young Med lin, said to have died yesterday from the effects of a blow delivered by Stinson with a spade while working the road, is that while very low he is still living. The back of his head was crushed by the blow. A very ugly fight took place at the Monroe" cotton mills tonight between 7 and 8 o'clock. Just as the day and night forces were changing Jim Broom and his son, Ellison met Frank Belk outside the oflice of the mills. A discussion as to a report about Jim Broom and a woman ensued, and in a few mements a big fight was on. Eight or ten of the factory hands in it, and sticks, pistols and knives were used promis cuously. Among the combatants was a mill hand from Charlotte, Fincannon by name. Frank Belk was cut seriously in the leftside and shot in the head and neck. Jim Broom got his pistol balls in the ear and hand, while his son, Ellison, was shot in the leg. Fincannon, who was aiding the Brooms, is now in jail, and the wounded are being cared for by Drs. Jno. Blair and W. D. Pemberton. One of the witncsses says that Ellison Broom was the one who shot Balk. Capt. W. O. Heath, who is in charge of the mills, rushed into the midst of the fight and aided in separating the fighters who were piled up on one another. Officers Ashcraft and Ogburn made a capture today about ten o'clock of a horse thief a white man from Georgia for whom a circular had been posted. He was captured in Shute s camp lot and had one horse with him. He is said to have stoeu horsea -n tbJg 8ectioQ of thg I State. THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES- Men Nominated and Votes Received in Yesterday's Primaries. Ward 1 For aldermen: J. B. McLaughlin, 2?6, G. S. Hall 254, S. E. Linton 194, W. M. Lyles 170. School commissioners: J. G. Bas- kerville 278, R E. Cochrane 148, R. F. Stokes 136. Executive committee: W.- W. Phifer; T. L. Ritch and W. F. Moody. Registered vote 298. Ward 2 ror aldermen; v. O'Donoghue 112, H. G. Link 109, John Van LandiDgham 76, O. F. Asbury 34, M. L. Davis 5, P. H. Phelan 3, John Uates 3, J. a. Myery 1. School commissioners: J. ii. Ross 115, T. T. Smith 114, Frank Shannonhouse 1. Executive committee: W--C, Dowd 107, T. P. Roea 106, J. P. Caldwell 103. Messrs. Aebnry, Phelan, Davis, Oates, Shannonhouse were not can didates and received their votes as complimentary. Ward 3 For aldermen: XL a. Reid 150, H. Baumgarten 148, J. K. Alexander 151. School commissioners: Wm. An derson 147, J. Hirshinger 143. Executive committee: H. C. Irwin 150, W. B. Kidd 150, W. S. Stewart 151. Ward 4. For aldermen: J. II. Emerv 276, W. G. Berryhill 262, T. S. Franklin 262, J. N. McCausland 67, W. G. Wiley 29. School commissioners: J. D. Mc Cain 61, John R. Pharr 175, J. Robert Anderson 120. Executive committee: J. T. An thony, L W. Faison and Thog. W. Davis each received 229 votes. . Dr. Barron To Oo to Balelgb. The Raleigh Press-Visitor says: "There will be special services at the Baptist Tabernacle each evening this week, conducted by pastor Simms, and next week Rev. Dr. Barron, of Charlotte, is expected to aid him." NO 6ENERAL LEGISLATION Allowed in the House. - Leader Bailey's Retort Affairs at the National Capital. Correspondence of the News. Washington, April 12 The Democrat? of the house in caucus endorsed the statement made by Representative Bailey, of Texas, when Representative Dingley, in re sponse to Representative Jerry Simp son's protest, bluntly stated that the Republicans did not intend to allow any general legislation by the house at this session. Mr. Bailey said: "We are not inclined to insist upon the Republican party legislating. We feel that the country suffers when the Republican party legis lates. We have contended this all our lives, and we sincerely believe it. We have no desire to urge the Republican party to make laws, but we desire to understand its policy. We are here ready to discuss any measure you desire to bring up, but believing that nine out of ten of them would be bad we are ready to help you if your policy is to do noth ing." In the death of ex-Senator D. W. Voorhees, the democratic party lost one of its ablest and hardest workers, a man who has, for nearly half a century occupied a place in the front ranks of democracy in every Na tional campaign. He had been in failing health for several years, but his death was entirely unexpected, although he was in his seventieth year. BRYAN IN WASHINGTON. tion. w. J. .Bryan arrived in Washington today from Florida. Thisjevening he was given a reception by the Old Dominion Club and de livered an address before the law school of Columbian University, and tomorrow eveniog he will be the guest of honor at the big democratic Jefferson celebration. Among the many prominent busi ness men who are in Washington for the purpose of pointing out to the Senate Committee on Finance, the bad features of the tariff bill, is Marshall Field, the widely known Chicago merchant. He was asked if he cared to make a statement for publication concerning the tariff bill, and he replied: "No, except the one general remark that it is the worst tariff bill I ever saw, not only as regards the rates of duty imposed, but in the complicated and ambigu ous methods of imposing them. There is scarcely a line in the bil that will not have to be interpreted by the Supreme Court." LET THEM HAVE ROPE. Speaking of whether the Demo crats in the senate ought to resort to flilibustering to delay or defeat the tariff bill, ex-Representative Clunie, of California, said: "I am in favor of allowing the Republicans absolute swav and full scope in the making of a tariff. The freer they are left to work their will the quicker will the country repudiate their acts, for I hold that prosperity can never come from tax ation, but only from a readiustmen of our financial system that wil put silver back to its old footing o: equality with gold." This is sub stantially the position taken by Senator Jones, chairman of the Democratic national committee, in a letter made public a few days ago. and which is endorsed by most of the Democrats in both branches of congress. GETTING AROUND CIVIL SERVICE. The Republicans are doing con siderable worrying about the civil service rules and how they are going to get around them-at least, those who are after office are. About the only man who has already got his office who has shown any special interest in this matter, is Public Printer Palmer, who has been practically discharging Democrats from the government printing office, by ask ing for their resignations, every day Bince he took charge. Ex-Congressman Bowden, of Va., who is willing to become a Federal office holder, voiced the opinion of the office seek ers when he said: "I have met during my present visit to Wash ington with Republicans from every part of the Union, and almost to a man they are opposed lo civil service reform so called. It is a fact that there is a revolt nainst the whole system, and I for on, would be glad to -- see it -LernolishM. for. all time, I believe President SIcKinley is going to do what he think ig right, but I d".t believe he is going to ignore the claim of those who stood by him in the campaign." That sort of talk is heard every day, but Mr. McKinley has given no sign, and it is doubtful whether he will set aside any of the extensions of the civil service rules made by Mr. Cleveland, unless authorized by Congress to do so, and the average Republican Congressman, while willing to talk against the civil ser vice law to please their office seeking constituents, will hesitate about vot ing against it, and there are a num ber of them who will stand by the law through thick and thin. Boss Piatt's henchmen are much exercised over a report that Mr. Theodore Roosevelt, who will quail fy -as 'Assistant Secretary of the Navy-in a few days, having already been nominated and confirmed, will investigate the Brooklyn navy yard. It was because they feared this very thine that they fought Roosevelt's appointment to this place. Will Myers, the Atlanta murderer, is reported captured in Idaho. BRYAN TO SPEAK. DEMOCRATIC CLUBS CELEBRATE JEFFERSON'S BIRTHDAY. Big Banquet at the Metropolitan Ho tel, Washington, Toni ght. Toasts and Speakers Who Will Respond. By Telegraph to The News. Washington, April 13. At a subscription dinner to be held at the Metropolitan hotel tonight near- y two hundred prominent Demo crat n will toast the sage of Monti-cello- The banquet is under the auspices of the National Association of Democratic Clubs. Jefferson's birthday is celebrated . appropriately each year by the asso ciation. Last year a number of leading Democrats visited Monticel- lo, and the late Gov. William E. Russell, of Massachusetts, and Sen ator John W. Daniels made the noted addresses that pointed to the split of the Democratic party on th financial question. following are the toasts and those who will respond: "Thomas Jefferson We celebrate the anniversary of his birth not in the spirit of personal idolatry, but from regard and reverence for his political principles." William J. Bryan, of Nebraska. "The diffusion of information and arraignment of all abuses at the bar of public reason." J ames K. Jones, of Arkansas. "Absolute" acquiescence in the de- . cisions of the majority, the vital pjinciples of Republicans" Charles J. Faulkner, of West Virginia. "Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, reli gious or political." Richard P. Bland, of Missouri. "The Declaration of Indepen dence." Joseph C. Sibley, of Penn sylvania. "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entang ling alliances with none." John J. Lentz, of Ohio. x "An aristocracy of wealth is of more harm and danger than benefit, to society." Andrew A. Lipscomb, of Virginia. 'A jealous care of the right of elections by the people." William Sulzer, of New York. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS. Sid V. Rintels left last night for Boston, where he goes to accept a position with t he Walker-Rintels Drug Company of that city. Mr. Montrose Hayes, of Wash ington, son of Mr. J. W. Hayes, is to be married April 20 th to Miss Clara I. Airhcart, of New Orleans, -La, The farmers are so busy these days that they have no time to come to town. For the paBt three days Charlotte has been devoid of this class of traders. Two mules that mysteriously disappeared from the camp on the Sugar Creek road Saturday, wers captured about 11 miles from Char lotte Monday morning, -Dr. E. P. Keerans and Dr. S. O. Brookes have formed a partnership for the practice of dentistry. The office now occupied by Dr. Keerans will be occupied by the new firm. Miss Fannie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M.' Stafford, is to be married to Mr. William Richard Wearn, April 21st, at the horns of the bride's parents at Harrisburg. Seyen Injured In a Fire. By Telegraph to The News. Chicago, April 14. Seven per sons were injured during , the fire last evening in the picture frame works of H. Zeunort and brothers on West Washington street. An explo sion of chemicals knocked down five firemen who were seeking to gain entrance to the room where the flames were located. They were severely brused and all were burned in the face and body. Bay SalU for Europe. By Telegraph to The News. New York, April 14. Col. John Hay, the new United States ambas sador to Great Britain, sailed for London via Southampton today on the steamship "St. Paul." Col. Hay was accornicQieu. by i,lts. uzj era their cleat daughter. At the Am bassador's request there was no large - jUeltfgatloir 'c- ilr pici - icvkii hisi .. bon voyage. - India Stkmth!p Blown Asore. By Telegraph to The News. London, April 14. During the gale in lie British channel today the British steamer "Moyune, thre thousand tons, outward bound foi India, was -driven ashore off St Catherine s Point, the Isle of Wight The passengers and crew were all rescued by the rocket apparatus. a i 1 xs Committee Considering Tariff BU By Telegraph to The News. Washington, April 14. In dis cussing the wool memorial, Senator Jones, of Arkansas, gave notice that the tariff bill was being considered by the tariff committee and that the full committee would demand time for consideration. Anti-Portrait Bill Reported. By Telegraph to The News. Albany, N. Y., April 14. Tha Assembly committee on general law met this morning in executive session to consider the Ellsworth anti-por-tiait hilV. After an hour's discus sion it was decided to leport it for passage. , out in increasing volume & Dunn wholesale and retail.