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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,
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
line of
Garibaldi & Bruns,
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. . '-' '-
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.
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.
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.
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
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
What About Gen. towles?
Washington, April 30. -It is
unofficially announced this morning
tbati the President ha3 decided to
gia, minister to Greece.
J. S. Bishop to be S. A. L's. Assist
ant Auditor. "The Major's
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
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
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
Whooping cough is prevalent
among the younger population in the
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. L. W. Sanders Views the Floods
and flakes Estimates.
A special to the Columbia State
from its Washington correspondent
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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..-.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.
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
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.
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.
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, 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
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.
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
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.
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.
Constantinople, May 3. Word
has been received that a Turkish
detachment from Trikkala occupies
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.
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.
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
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
Porter Sails for France.
By Telegraph to The Newa.
New York, May 5. Gen. Horace
Porter, United States ambassador to
France, sailed this morning.
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
Is Mr. Sanders' Story of the Flooded
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
The Postal Union Now Encircles the
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.

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