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or, - Jill Jl. u l.fl..,.. is 44 Year Old ruin RLOTTE, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1897. VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 2276 www 4 $ professional- GEO. W. GRAHAM. OiTi.-e 7 West Trade St. practice limited ,o Eye, Ear, Nose ndTbr"at- A,,r3, 1996 Osborne, maxwell & 0 KEERANS. At'. erne) h at Law, Office 1 and 3 Law Building. 0-t 2", H jr. FHARR, No. 14 Law Building. c LARKSON & DULS, Attorneys at Law, Offr- No. 12 Law Building. pTR. W. H. WAKEFIELD. Can t e cimilted at his office No. 509 North Tryou St., every week day except Wedne a.iy His p actice is lim.ted to ye, Ear, N and Throat. jRS. M'JOMBS & GIBBON Physicians and Surgeons, Office: No. -1 North Tryon Street. CtlAlU.OTTE, N C. I ,ou want to look Dice, send your Linen to the III1RL0TTB STEM LMDRV We have the beet laundry in North Carolina, and guarantee you rtrictly fir-t-olass work. Chart.ottk Steam Laundsy. No better preparation can be iiunle for the hair than HUGHES' QUININE HAIR TONIC. It kn ps the Hair anil Scalp in perfect cmcli'ion all the limy Trial size 25 cents. R. F. Jordan & Co. Stamp Anuiicy. 1'rL'scriptionists, Phone No- 7. 'State of N'orth Caro'ina Mccklenbari; County In the Superior Court IJefore the Clerk John A. Diggers AJmr. of T, A. Vilii, deceased, vs. D.;C. Wilson eta's Order of Pcrvice of Sjmmons by Publication. The R ate of iNorth Carolina, To D. '. Wil.ion: Wherea. it has been made i) appear tc the satisfaction of the ourt thai t) U. Wilson is one of the I'lrs-.n-law of T. A. Wilson, deceased ml is therefore, a nec ssary and mat-- ial Dir y defendant in the above en- tled action, whi' h ii to subject all the -il estate of the saia T. A. W'lson, de aeJ, to sale to create assets t pav bsof h - said deceased; and that a imnions ha been issued for the said j).C Wils m, in said case, to the Sheriff I Mecklenburg Co inty, who has re- urafd the same unexecuted for the e.ison that the said defendant could ot be found in his county, and that e s id D. C. Wilson is a noo-residei t If the State of NoJth Carolina, and nnot, after due diligence be f.ucd in his State so that service of the sum mons can be Pad upon him. Now, jierefore, upon motion of (Jovinglon & dwinc, attorneys for the plaintiff, i: s ordereii and adjudged by the court hat j u'oliciiti'.'ii b' made for the said JiC. Wilson, for six successive weeks o The Cha-lotte Denncret, a weekly spper published in the town of harlot tc orth ''arolina, cou.mand ng rcwiuuc. Wilson non-resident, a "rHiu, to appear at the office of the lerk of the Superior Court of Meckle-; Jr?, N. V.. the Kirh dftv rt JiinP. A. Ti. P'.at lOo'iluck a. m. and plead, an f or demur to the complaint in the fWVe eiltil left rv.nen un.l lot tho BaiA 'president defendant take notice that neiailt) appear at the Dlace and Be, and i1,.m,i .nc,oi. Fv required, the siid complaint will r h? ard ex parte fn to him and indce- etit pro cunfesso rndpred against m. Do harlotte. N C. This the 24th day of Pl, A. I), is);. v -T M. MORROW, C. S. C. "lenburg County North Carolina Only Recollection The 20: h 0f jiay jg pa8ti Tt was a 'reniLudous sue. ess. Thousands ot visitors were here. Many of them learned that our sore is the P'acD when you want up-to-date f 'J' h the Jt welry line. We keep llle latest novelties in our line We always take pleasure in showing our ?oods whether you buy or not. Paribaldi & Brunp,. I LEADING JEWELERS. ASed Expert Wheelman. " r-John Scarborough receiyed a lfaat he had made the trip un Concord fr Viio Vnma ? Sf an W ' ' jy. a distance of 50 miles, on his "'.inine hours. Mr. Scarbor gQ is 70 years old and weighs over 'ah route was across wru8 and Montgomery counties , J wto Stanley. The roads through ac Bection ftrfl row -rnn nrVi an n fiderine- hi a era onrl OTPPasivA tgntall wheelmen will admit that it Wan n 1 agooa run. THE MONUMENT TO DECLARATION SIGNERS TO BE UNVEILED HERE NEXT MAY. Committee to Solicit Contribution. A $ 1 0,000 Monument Contem plated. -The News Will Receive Contribution's. In the wake of one of the greatest celebrations that Charlotte has ever had in comm: moration of the Meck lenburg Declaration, another grand er and more elaborate has been put on foot for May 20th, 1898. Monday afternoon the News gave notice that the committee ap point data recent meeting of the monumental association would meet ard (l;8fu08 ways and means for the erection of a n.onumentjn this city at an early day. The meeting took place at the manufacturers' club The following members .were pres ent: President F B. McDowell, H. S. Chadwick, E. D. Latta, S. Witt kowsky, J. H Wilson, J. 8. David son, W. W. Watt, Dr. R. J. Brevard, Maj. J. G. Harris and Capt. T. It. Robertson. The meeting was of a business nature entirely. Ways and means were thoroughly discussed and it was Gnally decided that on May 20th, 1898, on the anniversary of the one hundred and twenty third year of the Mecklenburg Declaration of In dependence, there shall be unveiled at some spot in the city of Charlotte a monument worthy to commemo rate the deeds of valor and acts of heroism of those who first threw to the winds the yoke of British tyrrany and oppression. A committee, whose names are a guarantee of success, were appointed with executive powers to solicit numerous designs and to be esti mated on a basis of $10,000 This committee consists of Messrs. H. S Chadwick, E. D. Latta audS. Witt kowsky. There seemed to be but one pre vailing sentiment in the meeting and that was that the monument was going to be built, and all were united on this one line. It now only remains for the rjeoole of Char lotte to take the proper interest in the same. The News is ready at all times to do its share. It is for Charlotte first, last and all the timp. Tr. will receive subscriptions to the fund and publish weekly the names of those 1 1 t. m wno suDscnoe ana tne amount or their subscription. Let's all work 1 together and success is assured. KILLED BY HIS PARTNER. Homicide in GaffneyS. C, Yesterday Afternoon. There was a homicide in Gaffney City Sunday evening. Messrs. Will Yaggers and Robert Owens owned jointly a merry-go-round. On that afternoon they were both under the canvass talking concerning business. Those who were on the outside of the tent were startled by the report of a pistol, and in quick succession they heard the groans of a man who seemed to be in the throes of death. S veral of the outsiders went under the tent and saw to their horror the young man Owens lying in a pool of blood and a smoking revolver in the hands of Yaggers. Owens died almost in stantly, never being able to tell how the affair occurred. Yaggers states that it was purely an accident That he had the pis tol in his hands cleaning the outside when it was discharged. A coroner's Jury was empanelled at once, and one witness, who hap pened to be near at the time, states that the two men engaged in a quar rel, and that Yaggers pulled his pistol and fired, taking direct aim at Owens' heart. On this evidence Yaggers was held for murder, and is now in jail at Gaffney The body of young Owens passed through Charlotte this morning en route to Chester, his former home, where it will be buried this after noon. IN SELF DEFENSE. A Distiller Kills a Would-Be Purch aser Near Reidsville. Special to The News. Reidsville, May 20. W. D. Ros ser, a distilhr, instantly killed John Pegram in self-defense, near here yesterday. It is said that Pegram approached Rosser io purchase small quantity of whisky and upon being informed that he could .not sell a small quantity, he attacked Rosser and was instantly killed. Rosser formerly lived in Mocksville and Reidsville. Senator Mallory Sworn In. W a sttt-woto v. Mav 25. A hand some display of roses decorated the desk on the Democratic side of the chamber placed there in honor of the new Senator irom rxoriua, Stephen R. Mallory, who was sworn in today to take his seat as a mem ber of the body from which his father retired thirty six years ago in order to link his fortunes with those of the Southern Confederates. Conger Minister to Brazil. Washington, May 25, The President sent the name of Edwin H. Conger, Iowa, to be Minister to Brazil. He was formerly a member of Congress, and was Minister to Brazil under Harrison. MAY ADJOURN JUL! 15TH. Congress May Conclude Its Session Earlier Than Was Expected. " By Telegraph to The Nws. Washington, May 25. The opening of the tariff debate in the Senate today has set everybody talk ing about when the extra session will end. One of the oldest employ ers of the Senate, who has much reputation as a prophet in such matters, and who has been keeping very silent thus far, while quietly taking in all the Senators on both sides of the chamber have been say ing, today, for the first time, made a definite prediction, setting the date of adjournment of both houses beefore the middle of July. As most of the recent speculations have made it the 1st or 15th of Septem ber this conservative opinion from an expert comes as something of a surprise. MERIDIAN'S FINE HOTEL BURNED The Southern, One of the Handsom est Hotels in the South Destroy, ed. Meeidaw, Miss , May 20. The Southern hotel, one of the finest blocks of its kind in the South, was burned this morning. The loss will exceed $150,000. During the fire a panic among the guests ensued. No lives were lost. There was insurance to Ihe amount of $95,000 on the building. This hotel was under the manage ment of Mr Hunter Perkin3on, for merly manager of the Buford, of this city. Mr. R. F. Arledge, of Charlotte, was connected with the Southern for some time, during last year. It was regarded by the trav eling men as one of the best of Southern hostiieries. BROKE A WORLD'S RECORD. Fast Going in the Cycle Races at Rock Hill Yesterday. The Charlotte cyclists who went to Rock Hill Tuesday report close and exciting races, witnessed by about 1,200 people. The track is very fine and as fast and safe as any track in the country. The event of the day proved to be the 5 mile amateur handicap won by Patrick, of Columbia, from 260 yards; time 12:10; time for scratch men, Schade, Halstead ani Clark, 12:112 5. This is claimed to be a world's record for five mile handi cap race, the fastest time heretofore being 12:14. The winner, Patricjk, was disqualified for being paced by Oliver, after Oliver had quit the race. This gave the race to Schade, with Halstead second, Oliver wod the North and South Carolina State championship. The professionals did some ridinff and fully redeemed grand them selves for bad impressions made on our track la3t week. There were eight events, honors being about divided between Schade and Halstead; both of whom are very popular with Charlotte cyclists. T. T. Gilmer acted as referee. MONUMENT COMMITTEE MET. A $10,000 Monument is the Present Plan Committee Enthusiastic. The committee on the erection of a monument in this city met at the Manufacturers' Club Wednesday at 10 o'clock. It was the unani mous opinion of the committee that a $10,000 monument can be erected if the plans of the committee re ceive, as thay should, the united support of all interested in com memorating that which this monu ment will be typical of. On Monday" next the committee will begin active work soliciting subscriptions, and it is conceded that they will meet hearty and gen erous responses. It is very impor tant that early subscriptions be made in order that the committee may advertise for models and have ample time to select the very best possible design. At every meeting the greatest enthusiasm ha3 prevail ed. DEATH OF MRS NEATHERY. She Was for Many Years a Resident of Charlotte and Had flany Warm Friends Here. Mrs. J. P. K- Neatherry who for many years was a resident of Char lotte died at her home in Columbia Afnnflnv morniner at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Neathery moved with her hus band to Charlotte in 1873 from Col umbia. In 1891 they moved back to Columbia and have lived there 8iuC6 The deceased was the daughter of the late Dr. T. J. Roach of Colum bia. She wa3 in her 53 rd year at the time of her death. She was the mother of five children only one of whom Mr. Ed. Neathery of Raleigh survives her. Honse ArtJnrostTfltil Thartday. Washington, May 24. The house was in session only a short while today, when it adjonrned until next Thursday. Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The best ealve in the world lor Cute, Bruises, Sores, Tetter, Cbapp skin Eruptions and postively cures Piles or to pay vequired. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac tion or money refuuded. Prica 25 centa per box. For sale by Eur well & Dunn wholesale and retail. $20,000,000 SHORT. REPUBLICANS DISAPPOINTED NEW TARRIFF BILL- IN Democrats Will Oppose the Increased Tax on Tea, Beer and Tobacco. Al- drich to Open the Debate Tomorrow. By Telegraph to the News. Washington, May 24. The Re publican members of the Senate finance committee held an informal caucus today. They are preparing for the opening of the tariff debate Tuesday. Senator Aldrich will make the opening speech. He will contend that the revenue features of the bill are absolutely necessary, and that the proposed tax on tea, beer and tobacco must be imposed if the bill is to bring in the revenue needed to pay the expenses of the government. The Republicans are worried over the discovery that the bill will not produce as much revenue as was thought. Tariff experts say, with the changes made in the bill by the Senate, -it will fall short $20,000,000 of raising the necessary sum. Under the leadership of Senators Gorman and Vest, Democrats will oppose the tax on tea, tobacco and bear. THE RESOLUTION SIGNED. The president approved the reso lution of relief for the starving Americans in Cuba within ten minutes after he received it. Vice president Hobart also signed the joint resolution this morning. eaele's death announced The death of Senator Earle was announced in the Senate today by Senutor Tillman. A resolution ex pressing profound sorrow was adopt ed, after which, as a further mark of respect, the Senate adjourned. 100 KILLED, 60 INJURED. Particulars of the Terrible Russian Railway Accident. By Telegraph to The News. St. Petersburg, May 15. Fur ther particulars of the wrecking of the military train on the Valk Dorjew Railway yesterday, in which a hun dred were killed and sixty injured, show that the disaster was due to the sinking of the track in conse quence of a sudden flood after a heavy rainstorm. As the train left the track many soldiers jumped into the water, which is very deep, and were drowned. All the cars were broken to pieces. The ruins and wreckage cover a space of ninety yards. - SPECIAL CUBAN MESSAGE- McKinley Will Send It to Congress Next Week. Philedelphia, May 15. Presi dent McKinley received from Secre tary Sherman this morning abstracts of telegrams and letters from Cuba which relate largely to the subject of distress and destitution existing on the island of Cuba. They con firm in a great measure the informa tion hitherto received by the Presi dent on the subject. There is no doubt that a message giving the views of the President on the sub ject will be sent to Congress early next week, though the message has not yet been prepared. QUEEN VICTORIA'S BIRTHDAY. Celebrated Today Throughout the British Empire. Born in 1819. London, May 24 Today is the birthday of Victoria, queen of Eng land and Eaipres3of India. She was born May 24th 1819. The anniversary was observed to day with the usual artillery salutes, the ringing of the church bell3, and military reviews at all the different naval and military stations of the empire throughout the world. The celebration of the event in the city of London will take place next Wednesday. NO DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS. Greece Intrusts All Her Interests to the Powers. Athens, May 24 The Greek government, as a reply to the notifi cation sent by Edhem Pa3ha, CMn mander of the Turkish army in Thessaly, to the Greek officers who, in conjunction with Turkish officers, are arranging a neutrality, that he is empowered to negotiate terms of peace with Greece direct; has in formed the ministers of the Powers that, as Greece has already confided her interests to the Powers, there is no reason why she should negotiate directly with Turkey. Australia Shaken by Earthquakes. Melbourne, Victoria, May 14. No fewer than 90 earthquakes have been felt in South Australia in the last three days. A disturbance that was particularly severe was at Kin- ston; many buildings were damaged and the people are now living in tents. - S3, 500,000 of Gold to Leave. New York, May 14. Lazard Freres will ship a million and a quarter in gold bars to Europe by to-morrow's steamer. This makes the total announced thus far for to morrow two million and a quarter. STRIKE MAY BE GENERAL. Saibuel Goropera Arrived la New Tork This Afternoon. By Telegraph to The News. New York, May 25. Meyer Schoen field, leader of the striking tailors, said this morning: "Ten. of the manufactuiers settled today, and a general strike will be declared in Baltimore before the end of the week. Samuel Gompers, president of the Fedeiation of Labor will be here this afternoon, and will confer with the executive board regarding the strike which may be made gen eral throughout the country. "Claims and judgments thus far filed with the executive board show that within the past five months the strikers have been cheated out of $20,000, which actually was earned from contractors. They will not go back to work till every manafacturer has signed an agreement to give work only to those contractors who comply with our demands "The strike is now a success." PEACE NOTE PRESENTED To the Sultan 1y the Po ei This After noon. Vienna, May 25. A dispatch from Constantinople says that Ger man y has finally given her approval to the conditions of peace between Greece and Turkey, formulated by the powers and the identical note of the European governments setting forth these conditions was conse quently presented to the Porte today. PROSECU1ING AkDITOR. Cairo, May 25. The public pro secutor at the instance of :he Ger man consul here, has begun proceed ings against Editor Monstir for publishing an article explaining Germany's support of Turkey by alleging that Emperor William re ceived the sum of six million fruncs from the Sultan. CITY'S OUTSTANDING DEBT. City Treasurer Nash flakes a Detailed Statement of Its Condition. To His Honor, Eli B. Springs, Mayor: Dear Sir: In compliance with your instruction, I herewith send you statement of the outstanding indebt edness of the city, not including the bonded debt, to wit: due May 5, 1896: Amount of city notes due by city to banks, indi viduals and firms $66,301 36 Amount of bills due May 5, i"S97, 1 interest on notes above 1,443 81 Electric light bills (ap proved) 4,075 65 City Water Works Com pany 2,710 00 Balance due sewer pipe companies 3,531 29 Gas company 355 60 Lawyers' fees 750 00 Sundry city bills 4,477 89 Total $83,645 60 To purchase Gray lots 6,000 00 Total $89,645 60 Set off vs. above: Cash on hand $ 72 41 Uncollected taxes 2,419 47 Sewer pipe on hand (es timated) 474 00 Balance due on notes for mules sold, with inter est 123 79 Rents 273 88 By Gray lots 6,000 00 Total $ 9,363 80 Note: Uncollected taxes, May 1 $ 7,918 May 1st to 31 2,227 22 60 Balance May 5 $ 5,690 62 Of this school tax is 3.271 15 ( Total $ 2,419 47 Respectfully submitted, Fred Nash, Treas. We, the undersigned, certify that we have examined the above state ment and compared same with d?.ta furnished us, and find same correct. Jno. W. Todd A. G. Brenizer. LIFE OF VANCE. The First Copies Were Put on Sale Here Today. The first copies of Maj. C. Dowd'e Life of Zebulon Baird Vance, wers issued complete from the press today and copies may be had at the News office at the regular price. Mr. W. C. Dowd controls the agencies for this county. The new book is neatly bound in brown clo.h, with gilt stamp. It is in twenty-five chapters, covering the life of Vance, bis ancestry, and giving several of his mo3t noted speeches and lectures. lt is illustrated by fifteen illus trations of Vance and the Vance family. The book promises to have the largest sale of any volume ever pub lished in the State. What We Inherit We are n ft to blame for We canrot be held responsible for tb.6 dispositions and tendencies wbich we derive from onr ancestors, nor are we responsible for the germs of disease which may mam fest themselves in our blood as a herl tae from f irmer generations. But we are resbonsib'e if we allow these germs to develoD into serious d seases which will impair our usefulaess and destroy onrhaDDlnesa. We are responsib'e if we transmit to our descendants the disease germs which it is possible for us to eradicate by toe use of Hood s far sapartlla, the one true blood purifier. This medicine hat power to maBer.cn, red blood and establish perfect health in place of disease. LAID TO REST. SENATORS GO TO FUNERAL OF SENATOR EARLE- Took Place In Greenville, S. C, This Afternoon The Members of the Distinguished Party. Special to The News. Greenville, S. C, May 22. The funeral of the late Senator Joseph H. Earle will take place at five o'clock this afternoon, from the Baptist church in this city, Rev. C. S. Gardner officiating. The pall bearers are: Capt. J. A. Mooney, R. O. Pnrdy, of Sumter, F. W. Weston, of Columbia; Chas. McAllister, Hon. Jos. A. McCullough, Jos H. Max well, J. E. Beattie, Dr. W. P. Addi son, A. A. Bristow and H. J. Haynes worth. The senatorial and congressional committees appointed by vice-president Hobart and Speaker Reed to attend the funeral of the late Sena tor Joseph H. Earle, of South Caro lina, passed through Charlotte en route to Greenville this' morning The following is the personnel of the committees: Senate: Tillman, of South Caro lina, Clay of Georgia, McEnery, of Louisiana, Chandler of New Hamp - shire, and Harris, of Kansas. House: Elliott, of South Caro lina, Terry of Arkansas, Hunter of Illinois, McClary of Minnesota, Bar rows of Massachusetts, Lanham of Texa, and Hamilton, of Michigan. Judge Terry, tf Arkansas, one of the house committee appointed to attend the funeral of Senator Earle, was born near Wadesboro in Anson county. In conversation with a NEWS: reporter this morning Judge Terry says that he is anxious to go back to the scenes of his childhood. He moved to Arkansas when quite a young man and has ably served his section of the State in Congress for many years. He is a man of com manding appearance, fine physique and is one of the best debaters in the House. He thinks of stopping over on his return from Greenville and going down to Wadesboro to visit his relatives. Senator Steve Clay, of Georgia, in speaking of the death of Senator Earle this morning said that he felt nearer to him than any member of the Senate. They were both sworn in at the same time and resided at the same hotel. They were compan ions in and out of the Senate and he states that he never met such a love able man. He regards Senator Earle' 8 death as not only a great ca lamity on the btate that he repre sented but, said he, "it is a national calamity. Senator Earle was a hard student and had he lived he would have certainly made his mark." In regard to a successor it is gen erally believed in Washington that Governor Ellerbe will appoint Con gressman McLaurin. The legislature meets next winter and the Governor's appointee will serve until that time. Senator Clay stated to a News reporter that he hears no other name but McLaurin's in Washington. Senator Tillman would not be interviewed on the subject of a suc cessor. He stated that he had no idea who Governor Ellerbe would appeint. TRIBUNE G0E8 TO THE WALL . Republican Organ at Raleigh Sue. cumbs to the Inevitable. Special to The Newa. Raleigh, N. C, May 24. Sher iff H. T. Jones this morning levied on the plant of the Daily Tribune, and the office is now in his posses sion. He will proceed to foreclose upon it in thirty days. The stock holders will not ask for a receiver. A large number of attachments were taken out against the Tribune this morning, it being currently ru mored on yesterday that the paper would go the wall. Several weeks' salary is due the employes of the paper. The stockholders at a meeting Saturday declined to advance any more money for the continuancy of the paper. It is said to have already sunk $12,000. The Tribune was the Republican organ established at Raleigh in Jan uary by the friends of Senator Pritchard. 6,600 VEST CUTTERS OUT- Striking New York Tailors More De termined Than Ever. New York, Mav 24. The strik- mg tailors ' were touay jomeu oy 6,600 vest cutters. Their union, numbering 4,000 men, went over in a body to the aid of their bretnren, which was an encouraging victory. The dismal, drizzly morning had no perceptible ffect on the ardor ot tne strikers. There will be no coats made today and not even an occa sional stroke of work. The resolu tion of the strikers is to starve rather than to vield. It is a fixed philosophy that will be their food this week, with bread as an incident SPAIN A UNITED NATION. Strongest Liberals Oppose the Sale of Cuba New Loan Approved. ' By Telegraph to The Newa. Madrid, May 26. It is under stood that Sagasta, the Liberal leader, will soon publish an import ant political statement which an nounces his unalterable opposition to the sale of Cuba, and his unyield ing support and maintainance of the integrity of Spanish territory. Premier Canovas del Castillo denies the existence of the Cabinet crisis and says he is resolved to re main in office, in spite of the absten tion of the opposition from taking part in the sessions of the Cortes. The budget committee has reported favorably on the projected loan, with the Almaden quicksilver mines as security. The committee also re ported favorably on the financial measures proposed to meet the ex penses of the colonial wars. TRIAL OF HAVEMEYER. Journal of Congress Introduced as Evidence Today. By Telegraph to The News. - Washington, May 26. The Havemeyer trial was resumed this morning. There was a noticeable absence of the senators whose pres ence had distinguished the opening day. President Havemeyer, Secre tary Searles, Alexander, Chapman and Senator Grav were nresenL Davis, the prosecuting attorney. excused the witnesses in the cases of Shriver and Searles. These cases will probablv come ud tomorrow or Friday. Davis opened the trial today by offering in evidence that portion of the journal of con gress relating to the case of the committee: to which Johnson ob jected. Assistant District Attorney Baker argued against the objection, VICTORY OF THE STRIKERS. Striking Tailors and Steam-Fitters Returned to Work This riorning. ny Telegraph to The News. New York, May 26. The tailors have won the strike. Twenty five contractors, signed under agreement, are indorsed by the manufacturers. More than a thousand tailors were back at work this morning. Leader Schoenfield expects the contractors to fall over each other in their haste to sign the agreement and resume business. ' The locg lock out of steamfitters has been settled, the men gaining a partial victory. All hands resumed work this morning. Newsy Notes From Croft. Correspondence of the News. Croft, N. C, May 26. Misses Ava Abernethy and Daisy Wilson are on a visit to relatives and friends in Ltncolnton.- Rev. J. C. Oehler, who has been attending the General Assembly, visited his broth- tr, Miles Oehler, of Huntersville, and preached to a large congrega tion in the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon. John Grey who has been in the Seminary the past year, returned to his home in Huntersville Saturday. T. A. Barnes, principal of the McCon- nellsville (S. C.) High School, re turned to his home in Davidson Saturday evening. He expects to remain until after the commence ment, and then go to Southern Cali fornia. Mrs. Minnie Gibson. daughter of J. A. Pope of this place, moved to Charlotte last week, where she expects to make her home in the future. Party at Huntersville. Correspondence of The Niws. Huntersville, May 26. A party was given at the Livingston h.otel last night in honor of Miss Jimmie McCormacV, of Louisville, Ky., who is the guest of Miss Beck Lee Brunson. Miss Emma Hunter came down down this morning to spend a few days in this city. England Will Withdraw. By Telegraph to The News. Athens, May 26. It is announc ed here that England has issued an official declaration that she will abandon the "Concert of the Pow ers" if the Turks are allowed tore- main in Thessaly until Greece has paid the indemnity demanded of her. Wanted to Kill the Czar. St. Petebsburg. Mav 26. A. young artisau has been arrested in a nark several miles south of. where the summer residence of the Emper or is located, with a dagger and re- volver in nis possession, lie saia he wauted to murder the Czar, be come famous and be hanged like other heroes. Queen's Birthday Celebrated. By Telegraph to The News. London, May 26 The official celebration of the Queen's birthday was observed today in London with the usual closing of the courts and government offices and the ringing of church bells, display of flags, artil lery salutes, and the ceremony of "trooping colors" in the horse guards parade. "A. B." for Jake Newell. The Concord Standard fays: "Rutherford college has conferred the degree of A. B. upon Mr.' Jake F. Newell, of Philadelphia. Jake is both a bachelor and an artist."- TERMS OF PEACE. TURKEY DRIVE8 A HARD BARGAIN WITH GREECE. Demands the Annexation of Thessa ly. Greeks and Turks Fighting To day at Domokos. Powers will not Grant Turkey's Demands. By Telegraph to The News. St. Pstersburg, May 17. The newspapers of this city protest vigor ously against the excessive and un acceptable conditions which Turkey demands as the price of peace with Greece. They declare if Turkey in sists upon them Europe will be ob liged to abandon mediation. No yoyevorenya says in the event of Turkish insistance upon the terms she has presented, the Powers will have to take practical measures to preserve Greece from the pretensions threatening her national existence. Constantinople, May 17. Tur key declines to agree to an armis tice until the following conditions are accepted: The annexation of Thessaly, an indemnity of 10,000,000 Turkish and the abolition of the capitula tions. The porte proposes that plen ipotentiaries of the powers meet at Pharsala to discuss the terms of peace and declares that if these con ditions are declined the Turkish army will continue to advance. The demand for the annexation of Thessaly is based upon the fact that the province was originally ceded to Greece on the advice of the powers with the object of ending brigandage and Greek incursions into the Ottoman territory, the porta believing at that time cession would w attain the objects, but the recent in cursion or tireek bands and tne events immediately preceding the war have proved to the contrary. This is the substance of the reply. FIGHTING AT DOliOKOS. Athens, May 17. The fighting between Greeks and Turks at Domo kor, began this afternoon. k . A despatch, dated this morning, -received at Constantinople from Domokos, says the Turks number ing three hundred thousand appear ed marching on Domokos and the attack will apparently be directed against the two wings, especially the left wing of the Greek forces. Another dispatch from Constanti nople this afternoon stated that the Turks had drawn nearer and were then about four and a half miles dis tant. Immediately after the receipt of this dispatch Premier Ralli hastened to the foreign legations visiting each in turn. no volunteers wanted. Athens, May 17. The Greek government has issued a proclama tion announcing that it does not desire further volunteers as they claim too many Athenians now find employment in the army. Salonica, May 17. Eight Arm strong guns have arrived for the batteries at Karrarburun. NO WATER IN CANDIA. Candia, Crete, May 17. Thia place is now without water supply, the insurgents having cut off the conduits above the town. BAD EFFECT ON STOCKS. London, May 17. The demands of Turkey as the price of peace, which are classed as exorbitant, have made a bad impression on the stock exchage. Prices have fallen in all departments, revealing tha existence of fear that political com plications of a serious character may follow. Lamia, Thessaly, May 17. This evening fighting is progressing along the entire line between the Greeks and Turks. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS A special term of ecklenburg superior court has been called to meet next Monday. .The term is for motion docket only. At Seversville yesterday after noon a child fell headlong into a tub of water, and was almost drown ed before it could be rescued. The old White housejjust below the Y. M. C A. building on South Tryon street has been torn down, and work will begin st once on the foundations for the large, new office building the Piedmont Insurance Company is to erect. "Mr. Sid Ludwig, ML Pleas- ' ant's fine musician, has gone to Charlotte, having signed with the band of that city for the summer months," says the Concord Standard. "Sid is a good one, anil Charlotte will be proud of the acquisition of this talented youDg man." Address of Hon. W. l. H junta. Hon. William D. Bynum, of In diana, former congressman and now ' Chairman of the National Executive committee of the "National" Dem ocratic party (Palmer-Buckner) spoke at the opera house here Satur day night on the issues ef the day, devoting most of his time to a dis cussion of the enrrency question. He strongly opposed the Dingley Bill and the Republican position on the tariff and said that the McKinley administration instead of dealing with the currency, had begun tam pering with tariff. He spoke of the need of a more flexible currency, and advocated a new banking system to provide for this demand. Mr. E!i B Springs, Mayor of the city, introduced the speaker, and he was escorted to the stage by Mr. Walter W. Watt and Mr. Springs.