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CHARLOTTE, N. C, THURSDAY. JULY 22, 1897.
VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 2276
B. GEO. W. GRAHAM,
Office 7 West Trade St.
Practice limited to Eye, Ear, Nose
ad Throat. Apr 3. 1996
VlBORNE. MAXWELL &
Attornej s at Lt W,
Office- 1 and 3 Law Building.
U N PHARR,
Attorney at Law,
Office No. 14 Law Building.
jjLARKSON & DUL8,
Attorneys at Law,
Office No. 12 Law Building.
pKS. M'COMBS & GIBBON
Physicians and Surgeons,
Office: No. 21 North Tryon Street.
Charlotte, N C.
Dr. W H. Wakefield
Will be in h is offlcf! at 509 North Trv
BBSlreet,on July 16, 1. 17. 28, 29. 89
urd 31st His practice is limited 10 Eye,
Hr, Nose and Throat.
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Linen to the
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leonine tired from reading or sewing
or if i lie letters look b.urre 1 and run
together, it is asuie indie tion tha
tlasst'9 are needed Consult cur
txperi Optician about your eyes.
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JEWHLEKK and OPTICIANS,
10 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N. C
No better preparation can be
made for the hair than
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in pei feet enndi'ion all the
time Trial bZ". 25 cents.
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Stamp Agency, l'rescriptionista. Phone No- 7.
Garibaldi & Brune,
ILEA DlitGn JEWELERS.
47 Teachers, 413 Students. (Summer
I School 1687 Total , 549, Board $8 a month,
3 Brief Curses, 3 Full Courses, Law
nd Medici Schools and School of
Wooieu, Summer School for Teachers
Scholarships tand Loans for the needy.
1' RESIDENT ALDERMAN,
' Chapel Hill, N. C
IS CALLED TO
The First Annual Encampment of Mecklenbnr
Camp Confederate Veterans
WRICHTSViLLE, JULY 27-31-
We wiBb to make this encampment a grand success and have made the very
lowest u-rn.s with the hotels and hoarding houses at Wrightsville and the i' E A.
fi0ARD AIR I.INTC ivpn ih
te round trip, good to return on
vatjm ,i. rntn k.t, aotn.ion
Tere will be special cars with no change to WHmington, for us, so ample accom
odations arp .n,rf t ni.nt. rin PON FEDERATE VETERANS and
AlL OCR PRIEND3 are Invited to join
O v wi ov C3wU f ' i w
Quartermaster 2nd Brigade N. C Veterans.
H. HILTON, Commander Mecklenburg Cair p. "' " "
READING THE REPORT
Takes up Most of the Senate's Day
Resolution Passed Demanding riel
ton's Release-Sherman's Note to
Salisbury the Administration's
First Great Mistake.
By Telegraph to The New.
Washington, July 20. It will
take until three o'clock or later to
read the conference report in the
senate. The Democrats thi
ing insisted upon its being read
ei uaiuu, anu tne reading clerks are
wading through it.
The Senate passed without divis
ion the resolution demanding of
Spain the release of Oua Melton, and
authorizing the president to exercise
any means to secure such release.
The resolution now goes to the house
where no action will be taken at
WILL BE RETAINED
Washington, D. 0., July 20
Secretary Gage has taken the side of
the civil service commission on the
question of removing deputy collec
tors, cashiers, customs and the in
ternal revenue service from the clas
sified list Two thirds of the pres
ent officials will be retained. This
is setthd by the Secretary ot the
Sherman's unusual "note."
The discussion of Secretary of
State Sherman's note to Lord Salis
bury continues. Accoiding to per
sons versed in diplomatic usage, it
stands as an example of the violation
of every rule of international nego
tiations and is regarded as the first
great error of the McKinley admin
istration. The attempt to establish
a foreign policy by writing the note
is attributed to John W. Foster, for
mer Secretary of State.
WAITING FOR THE SENATE
It is semi officially announced
today that President McKinley will
withhold his currency message until
after the conference repot t on the
tariff bill has been adopted by the
FATAL EXPLOSION AT CONEY-
Boiler on the New Pier at West Brigh
ton Exploded Suddenly.
By Telegraph to The News.
New York, July 20 A boiler
on the new iron pier at West
Brighton, Coney Island, exploded
today, destroying a good deal of
property and shaking up everything
for quite a distance.
The pier was crowded at the
time the accident occurred, and
there was the greatest excitement
in the throng.
Several persons were dangerously
wounded and one will undoubtedly
die. Several others were slightly
ATLANTA MERCHANT KILLS HIMSELF
Emanuel Rich Found Dead This Horn
ing With His Throat Cut.
By Telegrraph to The News.
Atlanta, Ga., July 16. Eman
uel Rich, a member of the well
known dry goods firm of Rich
Brothers, in this city, was found
dead this morning, his throat being
cut. When discovered he had a
knife in his hand. He had been the
victim of dyspepsia for several
months. He complained last night
that he had sooner be dead than
living in such misery. It is sup
posed that on this account he killed
Vice President Crocker Dying.
By Telegraph to The News.
San Mateo, Col., July 16. The
physicians have given up all hopes
of the recovery of Col. Crocker, Vice
President of the Southern Pacific
railroad. A sudden change for the
worse set in this morning and his
death is momentarily expected. His
brother, George Crocker, is on his
way from New York by special
i 1 1
- - A.
any regular train within five days. The
Tnin siat. at S-20 n. to . from Wilmington.
us in what will be the most pleasant
Iff T. DAVIS.
Large Body of Pennsylvania Strikers
March to the Mines Still at Work--Will
Attempt to Drive Off the Work
ing Miners--flilitia Ready for
By Telegraph to The News.
Cannensburg, Pa , July 19 Six
hundred of the two thousand stiik
ing miners who started for the active
mines at this place before daybreak
this morning, for wuom armed dep
uties are awaiting arrived at six
o'clock They are from Cecil.
Their determination is to force the
miners now working in the Boone &
Allison pits to joiu the strike. They
expect to be joined during the day
by the remainder of the force from
Bridgeville and Toms Run. The
Cecil men will wait their arrival be
fore making a demonstration
The hardships which they under
went on the march, the roads beinsr
soft from terrific rain storms, put
them in a dangerous mood. There
is the greatest apprehension as to
the outcome. At the u quest of the
mine owners an additional force of
deputies has been sent to the mines.
While it is hoped trouble may be
averted, the sheriff of Washington
county has communicated with
the Governor of Pennsylvania and
hopes to be prepared to meet any
circumstances which may arise.
MURDERED HER CHILD.
Woman Arrested at Henrietta on
Yesterday Accused of this Crime.
Monday afternoon a sensational
arrest waa made at Henrietta. For
sometime past a woman by the name
of Lillie Black has been a resident
of that place. . It was learned at the
time she came to Henrietta that she
was from Clifton, S. C, but nothing
further was known of her.
Several weeks ago the body of a
ma'e infant about two years old was
found at the dam below Clifton Mill
No. 1, in the Pacolet river. The
head of the child was horribly
bruised. When f jtind the body was
securely tied in a coffee sack. The
coroner's inquest developed no sen
sational features although there were
rumois of suspicion that pointed to
the B ack woman as the guilty party.
After her departure from Clifton an
investigation was made that thor
oughly convinced the authorities
that abe we the mother and mur
deress of the child. Accordingly
s'ip was arrts.ed at Henrietta on
Tuestl iy and tnken to Spartanburg
for safe keeping.
The Black woman is about 28
years of age, very handsome and of
good address. She declines to dis
cuss the matter but declares her
LYNCHING OF DR. RYDER.
A Mob Took Him From the Officers
and Lynched Him Near the Scene of
By Telegraph to The News.
Columbus, Ga, July 20. A mob
of Talbot couuty men took Dr. W.
L Kyder from a posse o officers at
Waverly Hall last night and gallop
ing to Ta bo'on, the scene of his
crime, hanged him to a tree. Ryder
deliberately shot and killel Miss
Sallie Emma Owens, the belle of the
county, belonging to one of the most
aristocratic and wealthiest families
The rfficera were aboard the train
when the mob of lynche'S append,
and took the prisoner.
The delay of justice caused the
demonstration. Dr. Ryder was con
victed of murder, but in the Su
preme court succeeded in obtaining
a new trial, which was begun yes
terday, and because one of the coun
sel was ill the case was adjourned.
This roused people into fury, a mob
was organ z tl, and lynched Ryder.
The crime was committed April 14,
TO PUT IN LIN0TYPE8.
The News Takes Another Step For
ward. --- Improvements in Type
setting. The growth of The News during
the past yrar, both in subscriptions
and advertising patronage, has been
gratifying, and it just fis and re
quires improvements in its several
The Nfcws is pleased to announce
that within a few days it will install
a battery of Mergeuth iler linotypes,
the lt'est improved in-tehines for
g tting iji' , ui.d the paper will be
a, t in new tvre each evening. The
Linotype is a mechanical marvel, and
almost a necessity to the live, up to-
iW npwsnaner. Onlv three oihcr
newspapers in the State are now
using these machines.
Their use will enable the News to
furnish its readers more reading
mattpr and nlace it berore them in
a more attractive form.
The News feels sure that the peo-
nle of Drogressive Charlotte, its
patrons and readers, will appr eciate
. ' . '
The Growing Crops. a
Cotton is rather small for thetime
rtf pt hnt ia orettvwett filled and
will make fair crop in Mecklen
burg, one well known farmer telhi the
The recent rains iaefe improved
crops wonderfully lt throtrglr this
section, and there are better reports
from MeiMmfcM county.
REPORTED BY THE TARIFF CON
FEREES THI8 MORNING.
Unlike Either the Dingley or Senate
Schedules Democrats Will Prolong
the Tariff Debate in the Senate Be
cause the Conferees Took Various
Articles Off the Free List.
By Telegraph to The Newt.
Washington, July 19. All the
Republican members of the tariff
conference committee met at nine
thirty o'clock this morning in the
room of the senate committee on
appropriations, where the work of
preparing the report on the tariff
bill was done yesterday. Half an
hour later the Republicans adjourn
ed to the committee on finance
room, where they were joined by the
Democratic conferees, to whom re
ports signed by the Republicans yes
terday was presented. Various
changes were discussed in an entirely
perfunctory way, as the Democratic
c nftr es could do nothing nine
than record their dissent to the
propositions of the Republicans.
The Democrats declare their pur
pose to oppose the adoption of the
conference report in the senate by
means of a prolonged debate bast d
on the action of the conference in
restoring certain articles, including
cotton ties, burlaps and matting to
the dutiable list, after Senate had
placed them on the free list.
THE SUGAR SCHEDULE.
The sugar schedule agreed upon is
neither the bouse nor the senate
schedule, but an entirely new one,
which will provide more revenue by
from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 than
the schedule originally presented tc
the conference, lt reads as follows:
"Sugar not above sixteen Dutch
standard in color tank bottom syrup
of cane juice, Meioda concentrated,
Meloda concrete and concentrated
molasses, testing by polariscope not
aboe seventy five degrees, ninety-five
one hundredths of one cent per
pound, and for every additional de
gree shown by the polariscope teat
thirty five one thousandth of one
cent per pound additional, and frac
tions of degree in proportion. Ou
sugar above sixteen degrees, and all
grades which have gone through the
process of refining, one cent and
ninety five hundredth of one rent
per pound. Molasses testing above
forty five uegreee, not above fifty six,
three cents per gallon; testing fifty
six and above, six cents per gallon;
sugar drawings and sugar sweepings
will be sub ect to the duty on molas
ses or the sugar as the case may be
according to the polariscope test."
A FEW EXCEPTIONS.
Other features of the conference
agreement are that Senator Lodge's
plan for tax on stocks and bonds
has been dropped. Paintings, stat
uary and all works of art, except
booksfor library, have been kept on
the duty lists.
DEBATE ON THE BILL.
The House committee on rules
held a meeting this morning to pre
pare a special rule to govern the de
bate on the conference report in the
House. It is thought possible that
Speaker Reed's original plan forget
ting a vote, before the close of today's
session will be amended in deference
to urgent desire of the Democrats
for more time. The committee will
probably recommend that today and
tomorrow be allowed for debate, the
vote being taken before adjournment
Tuesday so that the bill can be pre
sented to the Senate at the opening
of Wednesday's session. Of course
no order of debate can be arranged
for the Senate and the length of
time to be occupied there by the bill
is dependent entirely upon the dis
position of Democrats to delay the
THE EFFECT ON 'CHANGE.
New York, July 19 The stock
market today reflected the benebts
to the sugar trust in the compro
mise sugar schedule adopted by the
Uriff conferees by jumping five and
a quarter points within ten minutes
after the opening of the exchange.
The sugar pit is in an uproar.
THE REVISED TARIFF AGREEMENT.
The revised tariff agreement ww
made public on the adjournment of
the Conference committee at 11:45
o'clock this morning. The report
proper is not yet printed.
In the House today the final con
ference retort on the general dtfui-
eucv bill was agreed to without
MINERS HAVE THE ADVANTA6E
The West Virginia Strike. - All
Quiet in Eastern Ohio.
By Telegraph to The News.
Wheeling, W. Va., July 16
The advantage today is all on ihe
strikers' side. None of the miners
have returned to work. The idle
mines comparatively small, aggrega
ting only four hundred men, while
the strikes are more on account of
local dissatisfaction than sympathy
for the movoment. The strikers are
aiding the. agitators greatly. The
imine operators, aill. endeavor, to keep
all the men working tomorrow ana
Sundav so as to out them out of
Ireach of the organizers. . V-
The Eastern Ohio mining dis-
trict is qtuet Aodajfc
The Jap Talks With
Parts, July 16. M. Knrta, the
Japanese ambassador to Fans, visit
ed United States Ambassador Por
ter today and had a long interview
At the New York Custom House To.
day. Importers Rushing In All the
Ooods Possible Before the Heavy
ilcKinley Duties Clo Into Effect.
By Telegraph to The New.
New York, July 20 Excitement
ran riot at the New York custom
house today and it was predicted
that the United States will be over
$2,000,000 richer in this city alone
by the custom receipts today. The
scene is duplicated in every city in
the country which is a port of entry
or at which Uncle Sam has ware
houses to keep goods in bond. -
This is on account of the Dingley
tariff bill which taxes everything we
wear and consume. Brokers are
hurrying to pay the duty on goods
already landed, to avoid the possi
bility of increased duty on stuff
already imported and held for the
payment of duty. The prompt pay
ment of the duty means a saving of
thirty-five cents per pound on to
bacco, which is the principal product
upon which import duties are paid.
Imported spirits, perfumery and
foreign cosmetics also contributed
largely to the sum total of customs
DEFICIENCY BILL APPROVED
The President today approved the
deficiency appropriation bill which
several days ago passed the Senate
and was at once agreed to by the
T HE PUBLIC SCHOOL ELECTION
The Campaign Committee Issues a
Letter to the People of the State.
Correepoivieace of Thi New.
Raleigh, N. C, July 15. The
campaign committee on the public
school election has issued the fol
lowing letter to the people of the
By act of the general assembly an
election will be held in every town
ship in North Carolina in which
there is no local taxation for school
purposes, Tuesday, August 10, for
the purpose of improving the public
schools by local taxation.
The State of North Carolina has
appropriated $50,000 out of the
General Fund to be apportioned
among the townships voting in favor
of loca' taxation If a township
votes a tax of 10 cents on the $100
worm oi properly and ou cents on
the poll and thus raises $500 in ad
dition tftrhe usual school fund, the
State will add $500 more, making an
extra amount added to the School
Fund in the township $1,000 If
the township raises $300, the State
will give $300. If it rases over
$500, the State will add $500.
Any township that votes for local
taxation will, therefore, be sure to
have first-class public schools
Col. J. b. Carr, of Durham, has
promised to give $500 to the school
fund of the county that votes the
argest per cent of its votes for local
taxation. Let all strive to get this
Remember the day, August 10.
Be at the voting place and bring
your neighbors. To stay away will
be equal to voting against this plan
to get good schools for only a small
expense. The tax of JO cents on
the $100 is only one dollar on a
thousand or five dollars on five
thousand. Surely every citizen will
see that thus the best schools can be
obtained cheaper than any other
The New Road flachine. Protracted
Meetings in Progress. - Personal
Correspondence of the News.
Maktindale, July 21. Mrs
Jennie Newbolds, of St Louis Mo.,
is visiting her brothers, Messrs. J.
W. and G. W. Little, this week.
The people of Williams church
were glad to see their old friend,
Mr. Loyd McClure, with them again
last Sunday He has been traveling
for Andrews, of Charlotte.
Miss Flora Elliott is much better
A protracted meeting started at
Pleasant Grove last Sunday and will
continue till Thursday night
We contemplate having good
roads in the near future with the
new Champion road machine. Mr.
T. M. Carr says he expects to be
able to make good roads with it
A protracted meeting will begin
at Trinity the first Sunday in
Hope" Sails for the Arctic Circles.
Boston, July 17. The work of
- i , IT t
provisioning tne steamer "nope,
which takes the Peary party to the
Artie, continues. If everything is
delivered at the wharf according to
schedule, the vessel will sail this
Death of fir. Cioninger
Correspondence of Thi Nws.
Lowesville, N. C, July 20.
Mr. M. P. Cioninger, who owns a
restaurant on East Trade Street,
Charlotte. N. C. died here of tvohoid
fever July I6th. The deceased was
about twenty fonr yeari old and
leaves a wife and, twojmall chit-
Mrs. Jane Kelly, of Gaston county,
was buried her the-1 7th i nst-. M rs.
JfeHj was related to some of-the" first
families of East Lincoln.
; "Ho Tax" will carry ithii. featkw-
da opnngaj wwp jnrge
majority if present indications are
reliable. Q kttzsa is..
Corn and cotton were never better
at this season of the year.
How the Trust and Some Members of
Congress Have Systematically
Worked" Speculators In Sugar
Stock A Chapter In the Tariff Leg
islation of '97.
Correspondence of the New-.
Washington, July 16 An
other disgraceful chapter in the
disgraceful history of Congressional
sugar scandals was written this
week. The thoroughly up-to-date
brigands do not rob individuals upon
the public highway; they stand in
with those who control the making
of a new tariff bill and utilize their
advance information to make for
tunes by speculating in the stock
market By giving it out that the
tariff conference committee had
agreed to a compromise sugar sched
ule that was more favorable to the
sugar trust than the Dingley sched
ule sugar stock was pushed up suf
ficiently high to make thousands of
dollars for those who bought before
the rise and sold at the highest
point, and there are good reasons
for the belief that members of both
branches of Congress were among
those who did so.
A prominent Republican was
asked when the tariff bill would get
out of conference, and he replied dis
gustedly: "When its schedules can no
longer be profitably worked on the
stock market." It is remarkable how
often the assertion is heard that the
conference is being purposely pro
longed for speculative purposes.
Jerry Simpson had to smile when
his resolution for the appointment
of a select committee of five to in
vestigate the sugar trust and its
relations to congressional legislation
was referred to the judiciary com
mittee of the house, which has not
been appointed yet.
Probably the majority of the
Senate Committee on Foreign Rela
tions seek to ease their consciences by
such "hot-stuff" as the report made
this week on the resolution directing
the President to demand the release
of three Americans who are in Cuban
prisons, having been captured on the
Bteamer Competitor. They know
the House will not act on it.
Senator Tillman never loses an
opportunity to remind the co intry
of the contempt he feels for the de
mocracy of ex-President Cleveland
The latest occurred during the de
bate which resulted in the insertion
by the Senate of a clause in the
General Deficiency Appropriation
bill limiting the" cost of armor plate
for naval vessels to $300 a ton.
Senator Tillman referred to the re
mitting of a fine that was imposed
upon the Carnegie Steel Co., by the
Secretary of the Navy, for furnish
ing bad armor, by the President,
when he was interrupted by Senator
Allen who remarked: "And it was
a Democratic President who remitted
that fine." Mr. Tillman turned to
the gentleman from Nebraska and
said with studied politeness: "Please
don't leave out 'so called' in refer
ring to the democracy of that Presi
dent, as it hurts my feelings to hear
him referred tc as a Democratic
President. As for him remitting
the fine, I have never sought to
fathom the mystery of how he tried
to override law and decency by that
The Senators do not enjoy being
snubbed by Mr. McKinley any more
than they did being snubbed by Mr.
Cleveland, as they have very plainly
shown in their private talk to each
other since it became known that
Mr. McKinley had decided not to
furnish the Senate with the corres
pondence with Great Britain re
lating to the seal fisheries, asked for
in a Senate resolution unanimously
J i 1 1 A Al
auopieu nearly two momua ago.
Copies of the correspondence have
been prepared, but this week it was
decided not to send it to the Senate,
on the ground that it would be "in
compatible with the public inter
est" to do so. As an additional
reason for not complying with the
respectful request of the Senate, of
ficials say it was feared that a publi
cation of the correspondence might
result in making the English mad
Probablv the uniqueness of this
excuse is expected to make up for
its lack of piain, everyday common
sense. Meanwhile the administra
tion has made public its instructions
to Ambassador Hay, which charge
the government of Great Britain
Republican Senators resorted to
filibustering to break a quoiuui in
order to prevent a vote ou the Paci
fic Railroad resolution of Senator
Harris, of Kans., which Senator
Morgan declares will save the people
of this country $30,000,000, if
adopted in time to prevent the com
mutation of the scheme started dur
ing the last administration to get
possession of the road through an
alleged reorganization and purchase,
not to mention what will be saved to
other creditors and to stockholders.
Republicans were afraid to kill the
resottttion by a direct rote, so they
resorted to such roundabout methods
of doing it as refusing to rote, thus
breaking a" quorum : ; Under the
rSenate Bales a "oplhrted quorum"
doesn't go. - -
The House yesterday agreed to
the partial conference report on the
general deficiency appropriation bHU
and then cbncnrreu in the S nate
amendment fixinsr the limit of cost
I of armor plate for the three battle
ships now building at 300 per ton.
This was the main item remaining
in dispute between the two houses.
Charlotte One of the Best Locations
for Such an Institution In the Cen
tre of the Cotton Manufacturing
There are widespread comments in
the newspapers of the South over
the announcement that the trustees
of the Augusta, Ga., free school are
considering the question of selling
the present propeity of the school
and using the proceed i for the pur
chase of a site and the establishment
of a school for instruction in textile
manufacture, the manipulation of
textile machinery and the making of
designs of cerpets and prints, says
the Nashville Banner. Some of the
leading mill men of Augusta are said
to be behind this movement and
there is no reason why it should not
succeed. The South will certainly
Boon have one or more such schools.
There are several textile schools in
New England, and they have without
doubt contributed much to the pros
perity and growth of the New Eng
land textile manufacturing indus
tries Augusta is not the only city
on the line of the Southern Railway
which is considering the establish
ment of a textile school Others
nave discussed the subject, but as
yet no action has been taken. In
July number of the Southern Field,
the matter of a Southern textile
school and its location is discussed.
Naturally the proper locationfor such
a school is where there are great and
tuccessf nl mills, and in one of the
centres of the textile production of
the South. These centres are all on
the line of the Southern Railway,
which has done so much in the past
three or four years to build up this
industry in the South, and to which
all the great cotton and cotton man
ufacturing territory is tributary. In
1890 the total number of cotton
spindles in the Southern States of
Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Miss
issippi, North and South Carolina,
Tennessee and Virginia, were 1,533,
250, as given in the census reports.
Only recently there have been re
ported to M V Richards, Land and
Industrial Agent of the Southern
Hail way, over 3,370,000 spindles in
these 8ime state? of which over
2,380,000, or over two-thirda, were
on the line of that road. In the
single State of South Carolina are
nearly 1,200,000 spindles, while one
mill in that State has 107,000 spir -dies.
In the city of Charlotte, N.
C, are a dozen mills, aud the Labor
Commissioner has reecentiy found
nearly a million spindles at work.
Georgia" has about 700,000 spindles.
At Augusta are about nine or ten
mills, with the enormous number of
158,171 spindles. At Burlington,
N. C , and in the immediate vicinity
are nearly a dozen mills; at Concord
there are six, and th re are others in
nearby towns. Durham. N. C, has
over 50,000 spindles; Gastonia has
four mills, Raleigh has four or fie
mills, with more in the immediate
neighborhood. Salisbury looms up
as one of the big manufacturing
points Columbia, S. C, has 50,000
spindles; Greenville, S. C., seven or
eight mills; Spartanburg about 50,
000 spindles. Pacolet and Piedmont
each over 58,000, and at Pelzer is
the giant 107,000 mill. All these
places are on the Southern Railway.
Charlotte is in the very centre of
the cotton manufacturing district,
and half the spindles of the South
are within two hundred miles of the
city. It is the ideal location for a
THE RALLY AT RIVER BEND.
Speeches by Leading Orators, Wheel,
barrow Race, Pie Eating Contest,
Climbing the Pole and Tournament.
Correspondence of the News.
Mountain Island, N. C, July
20. Please say through this week's
issue that we are making every ar
rangement for a great time at our
River Bend rally July 30th. We will
have a wheel barrow race, climbing
the greased pole, and pie eating con
test. For which we give to the
winner of each contest a fine black
Speeches will be made by Gov.
Joseph F. Johnstou, of Alabama,
Hon. S. Wittkowsky, of Charlotte,
Dr. Chas. D. Melver, of Greeneboro,
and Hon. C. IT. Methane, of Raieigh.
The exercises begins at 7:30
a. m. Speaking at 9:30 o'clock.
We are going to try to make the
day pltasant for all that come; so
we invite everybody to come and
Our tournament begins at 1 p. m
The chajge will be at 3:30 o'clock.
We will give cash prizes to the four
successful knighta. We will have
music all during the day.
Robt. h. Abernethy,
For the committee.
Paw Creek Picnic the 27th.
The school committee of Paw
Creek township sends the News the
"ThirB will Hp a hir ninnin at Paw
" -o 1
Creek station on Tuesday, July 27th.
There will be distinguished speakers
to discuss the advantages of the new
school law.- Everybody invited to
come and bring well filled basket.
The Steel Creek Band wiU fun iah
nratic for tfce occasion."
- - JOHetf by A Dynamite Explosion.
Madrid, ? Jw 16. Two dyna
mite catridges exploded yesterday at
Guadalajara capital of the province
of that nam in New Castle. Several
persons were kilted and
The Sugar Schedule Adopted Is What
They Want Great Dissatisfaction
With the Secretary of State. Ar
mor Plate Affairs.
Correspondence of the News.
Washington, July 19. The ex
pected has happened. The Repub
licans of the tariff committee have
agreed to cut out the senate sugar
schedule and insert the house sched
ule with several changes, of course,
in the interest of the sugar trust
The result is just as I stated it would
be. It is heralded as a defeat of the
sugar trust, aud the agents of the
trust are doing their best to look
disappointed, while they are entirely
satisfied, as the amended Dingley
schedule gives a little more than
they expected to get, although, of
course, not everything they wanted;
they want the earth and the fullness
thereof. Now that the farcical fight
in conference has been concluded,
there is very little doubt that the
conference report will be accepted
and the bill sent to Mr. McKinley
during the present week. There
may be a little delay in reaching a
vote 0:1 the report in the senate, as
a number of senators wish to express
ther opinion of several bunco schemes
which were worked in the conference,
notably the restoration of the $2
duty on white pine lumber, which
will put a tax of something like
$40,000,000 on the people for the
benefit of the white pine combine,
and the replacing of cotton ties and
bagging on the dutiable list
Mr. Terrence V. Powder ly, the
ex-labor leader, has received his re
ward for making McKinley cam
paign speeches last year, by having
his nomination to be Commissioner
General of Immigration sent to the
Senate. Terrence was on the anx
ious tench for quite a while, and in
fact he had he had a very close call,
owing to the opposition of the labor
organizations to his appointment
"Why doesn't John Sherman re
sign?" asked an Ohio man of another,
after he had been listening to some
of the current talk about the manner
in which the old gentleman is
slighted and humiliated by Mr. Mc
Kinley. That question has become
one of the conundrums of the day
and it has been discussed more fre
quently since the publication of the
i as tiuc lions given t Ambassador
Hay, concerning the Seal Fisheries
negotiations. Although those in
structions were eigued "Sherman,
there are few who believe that Sec
retary Sherman wrote them, and
some who openly express a doubt as
to whether he ever even saw them
previous to their publication. There
is nothing objectionable from an
American point of view in the facts
upon which those instructions are
based, but the language is not that
whicb one who has been so long con
nected with things diplomatic as Mr.
Sherman has been, by reason of his
service on the Senate Foreign Com
mittee, would be apt to use. One
gentleman whose long and close in
tercourse with Mr. Sherman has
made him thoroughly familiar with
his style of expressing himself said:
"I will stake my existence that
Sherman neither wrote nor was given
an opportunity to edit those instruc
tions; also that he knew nothing of
the intention to have them publish
ed." In view of this sort of talk, is
it any, wonder that men are asking
why Sherman doesn't resign? Assis
tant Secretary Day has had charge
of all Co ban and Spanish matters
every since he came to Washington,
mid he is the man credited with
having written the Hay instructions;
also the man slated to be Secretary
of State after the Ohio election, when
it is believed to be the intention to
use pressure to force Sherman ont
of the Cabinet. Mr. Sherman isn't
the sort of man to have made warm
friends, but he has well-wishers who
would like to see him upset the Mc-KinleyHanna-Day
resigning now and telling why. But
official title is dear to Mr. Sherman.
What has the Carnegie Armor
Plate Trust done to the Senate?
While Democrats are glad to see
even one trust hit, they are at a low
to know what it was that caused the
Senate to limit the cost of armor
plate to $300 a ton and Senators to
inform members of the House that
it was useless to add a cent to that
limit, because the Senate had fully
determined that no more should ba
paid. Republicans friendly to the
Carnegie trust made a bard fight for
an increase in the House, bnt failed,
and the trust will have to make
armor for that price, or wait until
Congress authorizes the payment of
more. Mr. Carnegie should apply
to the sugar trust for pointers on
how to manage Congress. Jerry
Simpson says that Carnegie is being
punished because of his lack of lib
erality in contributing to Hanna's
corruption fund in the last cam
paign. Had to Rescind the Order.
Kansas City, Mo., Jnly 16.
Women prisoners will not work in
the rock-pits with men here. The
police commissioners, who decided
last week that this should be done,
have rescinded their order in defer
ence to popular opinion.
Two Killed in a Street Duel.
Louisville, Ky., June 16. A
terriffic street duel took place here
today. One man was killed, one
mortally injured and another seri-
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