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J 4 I'vi'icii It V k a iii Old J I'm- CHARLOTTE, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY G, 1897. VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 9276 R3 M VP" ' I 2 I. f I I Ml y v v vj y proton sional GEO. W. .UOAM. DR. West Trade St. pru'-t i f'' 'i 111 4r.a !" ut- Ued o Eye, Er, Ncse Apr 3, HUhi 0 SflORNE, MAXWELL & Attorney at Law, on Oct 2" 1 aii'I : li iw ismming. ' PHARR, Attorney at Law, No. It L w Building. c LAKKSON & JDULS, A' lurii'-yrt at Law, OHi'-u No. 12 Law Building. D r. W. li. WAKES FIELD i. i i l! -1!.... f-f.f. Can l'c onsuiiea :u nis iuiu;e ui.; uitb Tryon St., every week, day t xccpt WeJnt -l;iv Hi p actice is lim.ted to v, Kitr. Nusu itud Throat. D RS. fll'COMBS & GIBBON I'liysi' ians and Surgeons, Office: No -1 North Tryon N C. Street. ( ' II A It ,'iTTE, I ,0u w:ira to look nice, send your Linen to tin HllilLOITEIsTElMLiUMillV We liavo the beet laundry in North Carolina, and guarantee you strictly tiM-i'lasa woik. CiiAia. ittis Steam Laundry. No better preparation can be ni.t i! fr the hair than HUGHS' QUININE HAIR TONIC. It kci ps the Hiiir ami Scalp in perfect cor.di ion all the tinn- Trinl size 2.1 cents. R. F. Jordan & Co. Stump Aieiiey. Prcsei-iptionists, Phone No- 7. State of North Carolina Alujk!eii!j.irnr Uodiiiy In the Suoeri"-r Court Before the Clerk John A. Bikers Admr. of T, A. Wiis.ui, ilecjased, vs. Wilson eta's Order of Fcrvice of S nntn ns by Publication. The gtate of .Vnriti Carolina. To I). C. Wilson: Wiiereas, ic has been made to appear tc the satisfaction of thi tourt tiia'. I) !. Wilso'i is one of the heirs-at-lnw of T- A. Wilso .. deceased and is th'Tefre, a neC'Sryand mat -rial mr,y deftnJanc m tru abive en titied action wiii h M to subju all the re.il estate of the S;tli '1'. A. VV !So:i, d cea-ed, to sale to create assets t rav b a of h i said decea.ed; an i t.ata summons ha i bseu issued for the said D. C Was ni, in said case, to the Sheriff of Meekk'tiburg Co snty, who has re turn, d Hit? same uaexecuted for the reisonthit the said defendant could not b" f i und in hid county, and that the s id I). (J. Wilson is a no i-re;ide t of the State of IsoJtli Cirolini, aud cannot, i.fter due diligence be f. urd in this Site so that service of the sum mons can be rad upon him. Now, therefore. uptMi motion of Covingtou& R'-dwine, attorneys for the plaintiff, i is ordered and adjudged by the court that publication b i made for the said I), C. Wilson, for six successive wttk-i in The (J ha lot e Denncret, a wetkU newspaper published in the town of Charlotte Isorth Carolina, coa.mn.Dd ng the said I) C. Wilson non-resident, a; aforesaid, to appear at the office of 1 1 e t h rk of the Superior Cour- of Meckle-ij urg, N. I;,, the loth day f .June, A. D. ltS'J7,.at 10 oVluck a. m. and plead, an swer or dem ur to the cornt);.ir,t in the above entitled caufe. and le , the said nun-resident defendant tak notice t at if he fail to appear at the. place and time, nud plead answer or demur a above teouired. the sjid comrdaint will te htard ex parte a - to him and judge nieiit pro conffsso rendered against him. Done at mv otlice in the town of Charlotte N C. This the 'illh day of At.j ii, A. . 1S97. J M. MORRO W, C. R. C. Mecklenburg County North Carolina JustReecived A new line of I5ELTS and PURSES. These youtls are new and tasty in designs. Garibaldi & Bruns, LEADING JEWELERS. Points i or Fri flU It won't help your business much to sit and watch other fellows make fortunes by judicious advertising. Advertising is the sail of the com tter -ial shin: but without a ; rudder -the ship may be blown out of her course. Misdirected advertising is often worse than none. ; -' cooper's circus will show.-at,' a. niunber of towns in trus section' thia .month. . '-' '- OTHER. BATTLE BETWEEN GREEKS 'NO TURKS EXPECTED TODAY. A Better Filing Among the (j Troops. A1J the Old tuucrals Re sign Greeks Given Ten Days to Leave Turkey. By TViepraph to The News. Athens, April 40. The of the Greeks is reviving. courage Prince Consfantiue ia visiting the various camps and inspiring the tioop3 with contl leuci and hope. General Mayromichali, late chief of the Greek staff, has left the Greek camp, returning to Athens ly the direction of Trikkala, where the Greeks have two battalions of infan try, several butteries of artillery and ;t squadron of cavalry. The Turkish authorities are striv ing to prevent the excess of the Turkish soldiery in the towns the Turks have destroyed. Six guns were found at Larissa. O It EAT BATTLE IMMINENT. Athens, Ap:il 30. The head quarters of the staff of the Greek army at Pbarsala are completely changed. The former oQicers have all resigned and started for Athens. The Greeks fall back on Pharsala. Railway communication between Volo and Pharsala has been restor ed. The advance guards of the Turk ish division nave moved forward from all points and taken various positions on the Thessalian plain. Both armies are now in immedi ate contact and a great battle is be lieved to be imminent. REIGN OF TERROR FEARED. Anti-Toil Gate Rioters Threaten to Burn a Sentucky Town. By Telegraph to The New Harrtsbiwg, Ky., May 4. Thi3 vicinity i3 greatly stirred up today. A reiga of terror is threatened. The troble grows out of the toll-gate riots. Four alleged toll-gate raiders, who are gaid to have taken part in the chopping down of the toll gates wert arrested, and the auti toll gate faction is greatly aroused and threaten violence. The town is in danger of being burned by the rioters. A cumber of hired Pinkertons, who have been here at work for the owners of the r'.ud3, are threatened with assassination. HrtRrt Hundred Living Iiesoeiulaute. Correspondence of The News. Love lady, Ma 5. Mrs. Caroline Al. rnf thy aud Mis. Ann Sherrill, of Caldwell couuty are visiting J. C. Abernethy. Mrs. Sherrill is the only sister of J. C. Abernethy, who is nearing 70 years of age. His sis ter will be 74 the 20th of this mouth, and is the mother of 12 children, she has 09 grand children and 29 great grand children. Mrs Dr. J S. Abernethy has been quite unwell the past few days. Miss Catherine Phillips is at the point of death, with cancer. Opening or Nanliv lle'a Centennial. Nashville, Teun., April 30. The Tennessee Centennial is to be opened -tomorrow with appropriate exercises. Governor Taylor, the members of legislature, the executive committee, the supreme court, and other notables, will be present. The exercises will be held in the audito rium President Thomas and Direc tor General Lewis will speak. President MeKinley will, in Washington, touch the button that will start the machinery in motion. She .Spanked Grant. A very distinguished personage died in New York the other, day in the person of a woman whose proud boast it was that she had spanked General Grant, and that, too, not once but often. Now that she is gone it will be interesting to hear from the lady who mixed Grover Cleveland's pap, the goddess who helped Benjamin Harrison to pare goric, and the madonna who court plastered Abraham Lincoln's cut tinger, Reading (Pa.) Herald. Iemoerats Carry Hnnterav ille. Correspondence of the Newf". TU'NTERSYli.LV, May 4 The tow e!r.nif!; wj 1 c-Ki 1-er..? Men u . 'i i.o D ni cratio ticker, wae elected by twenty majority, as fol lows: Mayor: V. S. Caldwell. Al dermen: B. Nicholson, J. S. May bury, R. R. Steele, C. E. Walker. The day passed off quietly with no interruption. The judges of elec tion were: W. P. DeArmon, J. L. Choat, S. L. Mullen, W. E. Hol-brook. New Hampshire Bank Closes. Nashua, N. II., April 30. The New Hampshire Banking Company, of this city, thia morning closed its doors by the voluntary act of the trustees. Solomon Spalding, father of President Spalding, of the defunct Globe Savings Bank, of Chicago, is president. What About Gen. towles? Washington, April 30. -It is unofficially announced this morning tbati the President ha3 decided to gia, minister to Greece. DEMOCRATS CARRY MONROE. J. S. Bishop to be S. A. L's. Assist ant Auditor. "The Major's Trials." C rrespondeuce of the News. Monroe, N. C, May 5. Yester day's election for mayor and town coa.missisners passed off quietly, though the opposition to the D mocratic nominees put up a hard fight for tneir ticket. The total vote cast was 353. The Democratic nominee for mayor, James G. Covington, received 202 ;.tep, while his opponent, Alexander M. Crowell, received 150. The Democratic nominees for commissioners, Messrs. W. B. Houston, E. A. Armfield, II. A. Shute, F. B. Ashcraft and S. W. Parham, received majorities of from 90 to 100 votes. J. S. Bishop, who' for four years has most acceptably filled the posi tion of chief clerk to the S. A. L. here, has been appointed assistant auditor of the entire Seaboard system. This promotion was on its merits and was the result of the fine work of Mr. Bishop at this place. Last night local talent presented a most enjoyable play entitled "The Major's Trials," to a packed house. Each participant showed ability and hard work and all de3erve congratu iation for the delightful perform ance. NEW POSTOFFICE PROBABLE. Between Croft and Huntersville--Newsy Notes from Croft. Correspondence of the News. Croft, N. C, May 5. Hopewell academy closed a successful session April 30th. The school was taught by Rev. L K. Glasgow, of David on. Miss Lula Davis was his assistant. The Huntersville high school closes 12th and 13th of May Mr. D. K Pope is expected home from Ann Arbor, Mich., this week. He has been studying at the State University there the past winter. Mrs. W. D. Alexander, who has been quite ill the past few weeks, is recovering. Whooping cough is prevalent among the younger population in the neighborhood. Miss Bertie Houston, one of Hope well's popular young ladies, and Mr. C. II. Little, of Williams Chapel, will be married today. It is reported that a newpostoffice is to be established at Christianbury's new store, midway between Croft and Huntersville. Mrs. M. II. Davis, of this place, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. R. McCurdy, of Ea3t..eld. The new schedule on the A. T. & O. went into effect yesterday morn ing. SIGNED BY LEADING CITIZENS. Were the Endorsements of Augusta's Negro Postmaster. Washington, April 30 The post office department strenuously denies that the administration is trying to force a negro post master upon the people of Augusta, Geor gia Postal Master General Gary says the choice of Judson Lyons was not that of the authorities at Washing ton but of the best people of Augus ta themselves. Lyons' application papers include petitions signed by hundreds of good white citizens of the city, regardless of party, includ ing some of the leading business peop'e of the city. The whole matter of Lyons' ap pointment rests with President Me Kinley. It is understood he is some what disturbed in mind as to his duty in the case. Once Wenlthy, Died Insane and Penniless. Lexington, Ky., April 30. John II. Warts, once a clothing manufac turer with branches in New York and Cbier-iro, died in adject poverty in the KatUru Kentucky lunatic A?vlum this morning in bis eighty tifthyear. He was worth $300,000 when the war broke out. AnarcltWt Sent need to Death. Barcelona. April 30 Five more Anarchists convicted last De cember of complicity in the bomb throwTftg which occurred last June, were sentenced to death today. The proceedings of the trial were con ducted with the strictest secrecy. 31. Kiuley Dcvlivn t. Interfere. Washington, April 30. Presi dent MeKinley has declined to in terfere in the case of Joseph R. Dunlap, editor of the Chicago Dis patch.who was sentenced to two years in Joliet penitentiary for sending obscene matter through the mails. Former Preacher Banted for Mnrder. By Telegraph to The News. Somerset, N. J., May 5. Jacob S. Johnson, a former religious ex horter, convicted of the murder of Annie Beekman, was hanged today in the county jail. Bucklen'a Araica Salve. ,. ..,r "iThe best 'salve" rtt tb'6 world -r for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Tetter, Chapp ed Hand, Chilblains, Corc3 and all skin Eruptions and postiveiy cures Piles or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac tion or money refunded. . Price 25 cents per box. For 'sale by Durwell & Dunn wholesale and retail. TURKS REPELLED. GREEKS BLOW UP A RAILROAD TUN NEL Alembers of the Former Greek Cabi net Fomenting the Feeling Against King George. By Telegraph to The Newa. Athens, May 1. Regarding the battle of Velestino, Prime Minister Ralli says: "General Smoleatz tele graphed that he repelled a desperate attack by Turks whose loss is very great, and that the morale of the Greek forces is unimpaired. "The new cabinet has not had time to frame a programme. Rejorts from the front addressed to my pred ecessor lacked clearness.'' He has decided it will be wise to send two members of the cabinet to Pharsala in order to encourage the army, which is fighting valiantly, and investigate the condition of af fairs. Ralli is not aware of ay act or proposal of the Powers looking to intervention. FOMENTING REVOLUTIONARY FEEL 1NG. Athens, May 1. Certain mem bers of the late cabinet are indus triously fomenting the anti-royalist feeling by statements in the press calculated to reflect upon King George. Queen Olga and Crown Princess Sophia are wojking day and night like Sisters of Mercy. The queen's health sill leaves much to be desired. BOMBARDED BY GREEKS. Athens, May 1 A dispatch fi' in Santa Mura, the capital of the island, on the west coast of Greece, announces that the Greek gunboat flotilda in the gulf bom barded the Turkish coast near Nicop oli3 and Santa Petra. The Turks fled. BLEW UI' A TUNNEL. Salonica, May 1. Four thousand Greeks landed at Keaamoti and blew up the railway tunnel near Okajilar. A strong band of insurgents appeared at Neviesa with the intention of cutting off communication with Sorovitch, Troops have been has tily sent to Monastir as an attack there is feared. YOUNG AMERICA FOR GREECE. New York, May 1. Twenty American boys started for Greece on French liner La Gascogne this morning. They range from 17 to 22 years old. CONFERENCE OF THE POWERS. London, May I. Lord Salisbury proposes that a conference of the Powers be held in Paris for the pur pose of settling affairs in the East. MCKINLEY PRESSED THE BUTTON. Opening of the Tennessee Centennial at Nashville Today. By Telegraph to The Newa. Nashville, Tenn., May 1. The Tennessee Centennial Exposition opened thi3 morning with a large, attendance. Not all the buildings are completed, but all are ready for occupancy. Visitors steadily poured in all day. The opening ceremonies began with a civic parade, with three thousand men in line, who escorted Governor Robert L. Taylor, his fuU staff and the city officials After prajer by Bishop Gajlor short addrepg were delivered by Taylor, Director General Lewis and others. Promptly at twelve o'clock Presi dent MeKinley started the machin ery by pressing an electric button in the White House at Washington. The day was observed as a public holiday. The grouuds are in excel lent condition. DAMAGE TO tXOTGN. Mr. L. W. Sanders Views the Floods and flakes Estimates. A special to the Columbia State from its Washington correspondent says: Mr. L. W Sanders, a prominent cotton dealer in Charlotte, N. C, ar rived here tonight from St. Louis. He has been in the Mississippi val ley three weeks, investigating the effect of the floods on the next cot ton crop. If the waters subside, he said to your representative tonight, so that cotton can be planted within the next four weeks, there is a good chance for an average crop. Other wise the crop will be over 1,000,00 bales short. Cotton planters them-se-lv.s d ff-r widfly in t heir ef-titnat of the couiiiig crop. The whoie Mississippi valley, Mr. Sanders said, is an indescribable scene of desola tion and starvation. Physical con ditions, in his judgment, makes the recuperation necessary to an average crop an impossibility. Terrible Disaster In Parts. Paris, May 4. Fire broke out at four o'clock this afternoon in the Charitable Bazaar, crowded with well-known people, and many were burned to death. There was a ter rific panic. Thirty bodies have been recovered and many more are miss- Sald HU Prayers and Killed Himself. New York, May 3- Starvation staring himself and his family of five in the face Leib Kopelowitz eaid his prayers this morning and then jumped from the roof of the five story building No. 7, Ludlow Street, and was instantly killed. NEW TARIFF BILL. REPORTED TO THE SENATE COM MITTEE THIS MORNING. Tax Put on Tea Until 1900 hides Taken From the Free List -Reciprocity Clause Stricken Out. By Telegraph to The News. Washington, May 4 The re vised Dingley tariff bill was reported in full to the Senate commi'.t:e on finance at ten o'clock this m jrning. It is intended to consider th bill in committee two days only. General debate will begin May 17th changes in the bill. The sugar pc-hednle hi3 been con siderably cb-'g-l; i- uow provides that machinery imported for the manufacture of beet sugar be admit ted free. On maple sugar the duty is four cents a pound. A duty of ten cent3 a pound is levid on tea until 1900 Hides are taken from the free list, and given a duty of a cent and a half a pound. In the coal schedule the word "bituminous" is taken out and all coal is made dutiable at seventy-five cents a ton, except when mixed with shale when the duty is sixty cents Slack coal is listed at fifteen centi a ton. The Senate bill provides for an increase in the internal revenue tax on bfer by changing tire rate to a dollar and forty cents per barrel on all beer, lagi-r beer, porter, or other similar fermented liquors, until the year 1900, when the rate will be re duced to a dollar a barrel, the pres-, ent rate. The retroactive clause of the Dingley tariff bill is stricken from the Senate bill. The entire House provision relating to reciprocity is stricken out and a clause substitut ed, providing that any country pay ing a bounty for the production of goods which may come to this coun try, direct or indirect, shall pay an adelitional duty to the regular duty on such goods, covering the amount of the bounty. STRIKE SITUATION GRAVE. Men in All the Building Trades Out, In New York. By Telegraph to The Newa. New York, May 3. The situa tion in the building trades is very grave today. Several strikes are on and many more threatened. Some grow out of demands upon employ ers and others arise from disputes between different unions. It is apparent that twenty thou sand mechanics and laborers em ployed on buildings will strike thi3 week uniesa conovi .'lis are made. Speedy settlements of the strikes are expected, as long delays would be ruinous to contractors. Atlanta's Array Sraciclal Too Dirty. Atlanta, May 2. The army of ficers who constitute the military court which has been trying Capt. Rorneyn at Fort McPherson will be sent home as soon a3 their duties connected with that inquiry are over and they will not be required to take part in th? general investigation of affairs ut the barracks now in con templation. The court is disbanded on its own urgent personal request. Its members have appealed directly to the war department for relief from their unpleasant eluties here. They say that they do not believe it to be their duty to court martial women, and assert very positively that the condition of affairs at the garrison at present is one which cannot be re medied by a military inquiry. Rumor That Tariff Mill Will Fll. Washington, May 1. The Pres ident today ordered a suspension of four days of the sentence of Joseph R. Dunlap, editor of the Chicago Dispatch. A rumor was started today to the effect that the tariff bill would not pass, but it seems to have no other purpose than to affect the New York stock market Serloui Trouble iu South Africa. London, May 1. It is believed that matters in South Africa are ap proaching a crisis which requires dentate action on the part of the imperial government. Rumors are current that serious troubles are im pending in the Transvaal. Anarchists to Die. Barcelona, Spain, May 1. The court martial today concluded the sentences of eighty-four Anarchists who re con. icted of participation in the bomb throwing outrage last June in which twelve were killed and fifty wounded. Twenty-six an archists were condemned to death. - - - - C leveland, Carlisle and Wilson or a Jaant Buzzard's Bat, Mass., May 1. Messrs. Cleveland, Carlisle and Wil son are the guests of Edward Bene dict on his steam yacht "Oneida," which is riding at anchor a short distance from Gray Gables. - ... ..-.New Tork Loses Its Sunday Beer. . j.-'Xew York, May 1. The amend ed Raines law goes into effect at three o'clock this afternoon, and the Raines law hotels with their "property sandwiches" will be no more. " The city will really be dry on Sunday. . s Davis Named Assistant Secretary. By TelegTaph to the News. Washington, May 4. Webster Davis, of Missouri, was today nom inated to be Assistant Secretary of the Interioi. WILL NOT RETREAT. GREEKS WILL FIGHT THE CONTEST OUT. Turks Wanted an Armistice so as to Dury Their Dead. Grave Charge Against King George. y Telegraph to The News. Athens, May 4. Good authori ties say the Powers have made over tures to Greece on the subject of peace, but the Government declines to invoke the meditation of Europe. The King has decided to remain in Athens v It appears the Turks have asked an armistice in order to bury their dead. Ths request was referred to Commander in Chief, from whom a definite reply was forthcoming, but the armistice will be tacitly ob served. The Greeks speak with emotion of their enemy's gallantry. When General Smolenski Btarfil for Pharsala to assume his duties as chief of staff, General Jannikosta will probably succeed him in com mand of the second brigade. KING CHARGED WITH SPECULATING. Paris, May 4 Gil Bias says the King of Greece has used the crisis in the affairs of his country to spec ulate in the bonds of Greece and Turkey, as a result of which he has cleared from 30,000,000 to 35,000, 000 francs. EMPRESS FREDERICK PROTESTS. Berlin, May 4. The Empress Frederick has compla'ned to the Kaiser for allowing German officers to be sent from Tier to assist the Turks, especially in the artillery service. It is claimed the Emperor replied that the Greeks had scouted the idea of being assisted by the Germans. The Greeks, he said, had excellent artillery, and with German officers directing the guns, would be superior to the Turks. LONDON MARKETS FIRM. London, May 4. Stock exchange markets continue firm and British consuls have advanced further. Paris advices quote French rates as unchanged and the Bourse steady. The money market is a shade easier today. L here is almost absolute stagna tion in the American department, prices being shade below New York parity, but the figures are really without signification. MORALE OF THE ARMY GOOD. Athens, May 4. Colonel Tsa- maios, minister or war ana ineotoKi minister of the interior, have re turned from a tour of inspection of the Greek forces in the vicinity of Pharsala. They immediately had a long in terview with Premier Ralli, who decided that the government never entertained amy idea of the Greeks retreating to Domoko or Larnia. The morale of the army at Pharsala is pronounced. TURKS STILL "WIN VICTORIES. No Improvement In the Situation in the East, By Telegraph to The Nw. Athens, May 3. It is reported that the Island of Mitylene, off the coast of Asia Minor, has revolted in favor of Greece. The Greek fleet will be sent there forthwith. KARDIT3A IN TURKS' HANDS. Constantinople, May 3. Word has been received that a Turkish detachment from Trikkala occupies Karditsa. WANTS AN ARMISTICE. Athens, May 3. Advices from Pharala say Edham Pasha, Com mander of the Turkish forces in Thesfcaly has sent an officer with a flag of truce to the headquarters of the Greek army at Pharsala request ing an armistice of five days. TURKEY HAS NOTHING TO GAIN. Constantinople, May 3. There is today a renewal of the feeling in influential circles that Turkey has nothing to gain by further prosecu tion of the war against Greece, and that the Powers might as well inter vene. The whole second class of reserves of the Third army corps, stationed at Salonica has been called out for active service. MORE TURKISH VICTORIES. Art a, May 3. The Turks ha?e occupied the bridge at Louros. Constantinople, May 3. The Commander of the Turkish forces at Janina, Epirus, telegraphs that the Turka had captured and occupied Louros. Athens, May 3. Again th re ports come that Bulgarian irregu lars numbering two hundred bad crossed the frontier into Macedonia. Eleven Drowned In a Collision. Aberdeen, Scotland, May 4. A collision occurred this morning off Girdlenesa lighthouse, between the British steamers "Collynee" and "Gringoe." The "Collynee" sank and eleven of the crew were drowned. Porter Sails for France. By Telegraph to The Newa. New York, May 5. Gen. Horace Porter, United States ambassador to France, sailed this morning. OUTLOOK NOT FAVORABLE. Does the High Price of Cotton Explain the Mill Situation? The Textile Excelsior calls atten tion to the fact that a number of cotton mills in the South are closing down, and says the mills in this vi cinity are running on time, and that is all. Bradstreet in his Saturday review of trade conditions mentions the cot ton mill industry as one of these in which the conditions were unfavor able, and says: "The movement of cotton goods is slow, and prices are low. tuvers ourchasinor in larolnfa only where inducements are offered. The three months' restriction of output in cotton goods has ended, and mills will now. run on full time " A certain hnvpr flnpalrinor nf fh o w shutting down of several mills, said A- -V- ... iaivs reporter mat one cause : the trouble was the high price of cotton. He said the price of the lint cotton had advanced out of all pro portion to the prices of cotton goods . A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS. Is Mr. Sanders' Story of the Flooded District. Mr. L. W. Sanders returned from Washington yesterday morning. The News on Saturday gave an account of Mr. Sanders' visit to the flooded districts in the Mississippi vallev. He states that the reports the newspapers have contained from time to time have in no instance exaggerated the true condition. The inhabitants of the sections Mr. Sanders visited, he says, are in abso lute want and the relief the govern ment has sent is inadequate to supply their needs. Mr. Sanders says that the condi tion of the cotton crop in some local ities is alarming. In some of the overflowed districts the crop will be scarcely anything compared with former ones. All in all Mr. San ders' picture of the floods and the people that have suffered thereby is horrible INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS. The Postal Union Now Encircles the Globe. By Telegraph to The News. - Washington, May 5. The sixth congress or the Universal 1'ostal Union convened in the old Corcoran art gallery in this city this morning The meeting marks the completion of the circuit of the globe by the admission of China into the union, which has been the most important country outside of this universal postal combination. ' There are now only two or three more provinces or dependencies with postal systems of their o rn in the world which are not connected with the organization. The congress was called, to order by fostmaster General Gary. French is the official language used. The meeting will last five or six weeks. BURYING THEIR DEAD. Fighting Between Greeks and Turks at Volo Suspended. By Telegraph to The Newa. Volo, May 5. The fightiDg has been stopped here, in order to bury the dead The Turkish advance guard which attacked General Smolenitz's division at Velestino has retired. Its loss in the recent fierce struggle is estimated at one thous and. The Greeks held their posi tions. WAITING FOR DEFINITE NEWS. London, May "5 Stock exchange markets are firm and somewhat quiet because of the lack of definite news as to the progress of peace negotiations in southeastern Eu rope. BLOW TO CIGARETTE INDUSTRY. Tax Levied by New Tariff Bill May Kill the Business. By Telegraph to The Newa. New York, May 5. There was a decline in American tobacco stocks this morning as a result of the tax on cigarettes fixed by the new tariff. An expert says the tax of half a cent on a package of ten cigarettes means a large reduction in such goods. Many manufacturers of cheap goods will hardly be able to stand the tax and the business will be practically killed. Residence Blown Up With Dynamite. By Telegraph to Th Newa. St. Louis, Mo., May 5. Chris tians Pah l's residence on Manches ter road, was wrecked by dynamite this morning. Three bombs were placed under different doors. Pahl and his four children were asleep. They fell with the debris, blood stained and wounded, but were not fatally injured. New Tork Mechanics' Strike Spreading. By Telegraph to The News. New York, May 5. Six hundred marble polishers and helpers and a thousand nmhanics in various trades are still on strike in support of the sir hundred locked out steam fitters' helpers. The board will meet this afternoon- and more strikes will be ordered tomorrow. Earthquake Shock at Concord. Concord, N. C, May 3. A shock of earthquake was distinctly felt here today at about 12: 15 p. m. . $3,000,000 FIRE. IN THE HEART OF PITTSBURG'S BUSINESS CENTRE. Occurred Before Day This Morning Duquesne Theatre BurnedFine Alvln Playhouse Destroyed. By Telegraph to The Newa.. Eittsburg, Pa., May 3. 12 m. The fire was confined to the blocks bounded by Fifth aTid Sixth streets, Liberty and Pennsylvania avenues. The loss will greatly exceed the first estimates and will probably amount to three millions. The firemen injured are: Mike Daly, Elmer Crocow, George Meekin William Irwin, and Robert Badgers - The principal losers are: Heme & Co., dry goods; T. O. Jenkins; Du quesne theatre; Mayer's glove house, W. P. Grier & Co; Seamans; the Methodist Bood Concern and tenants. There are about fifty others whose losses range frdm $2,000 to $25,000 each. Pittsburg, May 3. Fire was dis covered before day this morninsr in the general merchandise and produce store of T. C. Jenkins, on Liberty Btreet, near Fifth avenue, in the business centre of the city. With the arrival of the first engines it was seen that the fire was likely to spread to the surrounding property and a second alarm was sent out. It was quickly followed by a general call for all the fire apparatus in the city and Allegheny's fire department was called upon. "When all the engines had reached the fire it had spread until the square bounded by Fifth avenue, Liberty street, Pennsylvania avenue and Sixth avenue was in a blaze. Streams were put on it from every side, but it steadily gained on the firemen and at this hour it threat ens to sweep that entire part of the city. Home's big wholesale and retail dry goods house, the Duquesne thea tre, several large office buildings and a number of retail shops and wholesale stores are burning. The Hotel Anderson, one of -the chief hotels in the city, occupies the cor ner of Pennsylvania and Fifth ave nues. It is crowded with guests, but none of them are in any danger and they will have sufficient time to escape. The costly Alvin theatre, said to be the most expensive playhouse outside of New York, and the Bijou theatre, controlled by the same man agement whioh conducts the Star theatre in New York, are in that block. In about two hours $2,500, 000 worth of property went up in fire. Jenkins, the wholesale grocer, suffers a loss of $ 00,000; Jos. Home & Co., retail dry goods, loss $500, 000. Other firms are damaged from $50,000 to $100,000. The buildiDg in which the Methodist Book concern is located was destroy ed. It is reported that one fireman has been killed. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS nr. tit Tr t....a: : : daily. He hopes to be ab e to leave bis room in a few days. Mr. J. V. Sherrill, of Catawba county, succeeds postal Clerk Ben ton, who was killed in the wreck at Harrisburg. Sergeant J. L. Orr reminds the News that Monday, the 3d of May, was the anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville, where he left an arm. Capt. F. W. Ahrens has con tracted to build a residence for Mr. M. P. Pegram, Jr., on the corner or Sixth and Church. The residence is to be built at once. Farmers in the city Saturday re port general rains all over the coun ty. They say that crops never look ed better and that the general out look is very favorable. Ell Marshall, the negro who shot Constable Nevin at Pineville, is in Mecklenburg county jail. He was afraid to come back to the county, and begged Sheriff Horn to let him stay in Monroe jail. Assistant District Attorney D. A. Covington passed through Char lotte this morning en route to Ashe ville to attend the session of the district Federal court. Criminal c ses only are to be tried at this term. Married In South Carolina. Correspondence of the 'ews. Pineville, N. C, May 5. Mr. W. T. Wallis and Miss Lenora Slater, and J. L. Kiser and Miss Rosa Jordan, all of Charlotte, were married Sunday, May 2nd, by W. O. Baijea, the notary public in South Carolina. There were many frinda out to see them married and all had a very pleasant time. Iron Btidge Wrecked by a Derrick. By Telegraph to The News. Newark, N. J., May 5. rThe Pennsylvania Railway's Iron draw bridge over the Passaic river, this city, was wrrcked this morniDg by a huge iron derrick, which was too tall to pass under the upper iron work over the structure. Black Signs Greater Mew Tork BUI. Albany, N. Y., May 5. Gov ernor Black w ill announce late to day that he has signed the Greater New York bill.