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HE NEW RAILROAD.
The Durham and Charlotte Now Grad ed to Johnston City, Six Miles This Side of Deep River The Route of the Survey. Mr. S. E. Linton returned this morning from a trip to Moore county, where he went to look after the de velopment of his property on the lice of the new railroad now being built finm Durham to Charlotte. The new railroad, he tells a News man, is now graded in the direction of Charlotte to Johnston City, six miles this side of Deep Kiver. The road is now in active operation between Glendon and Gulf. Johnson City is about eighty miles from Charlotte in a direct line. This is the new town, Mr. Linton and Mr. S. II. Harrison of Salisbury have just laid out their property. They own about three hundred acres of land there. The new road will nan via Gulf, Johnston City, Troy, Albemarle and I'ioneer Mills to Charlotte. The new road lias bridged Deep Kiver with the finest structure ever put up over this stream. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS Crab Orchard No. 2 reports a cow that is not yet three years old which had four calves. One fiim of thrashermen in this county say they have thrashed ten thousand bushels of wheat this season. Mr, Claude Matthews, of the News staff, has gone to Wilmington, and will represent the paper at the encampment of the veterans. Register of Deeds Cobb and his assistants are hard at work on t he tax returns. Charlotte township has been completed, but the summa ries have not yet been made. Rev. Roger Martin returned this morning from Marshville where he has been assisting Rev. W. B. Arro wood in a meeting. Messrs. J. I. Blakely and S. II. Youngblood returned thia morning from Tampa and other points in Florida. Mr. John Thompson, formerly of Steel Creek, ia u-p from Columbia where he is in business with Mr. C. C. Cooper. Miss Mattie Harris, who has been visiting Mrs. Robert Erwin, on North Church street, left for her home in Pineville this morning. i By the Shoplon Glee Club. The Shopton Glee Club will give an exhibition at Shopton August 20th, at early candle light. They are now rehearsing for She enter tainment and (Tornise that it shall be a howling success. Returns to Charlotte to Live. Mr. Lester Keerans, who has been for five years in business in Balti more, and who graduated with honors from the Baltimore Phama ceutical college, has returned to Charlotte to live, accepting a position in Mr. George Fitsimons' drugstore. Rich Gold Finds in Stanly. At Gladstone, Stanly county, a two foot vein, the richest ever found in that section, has been unearthed on the lands of Mrs Clara Parker. At New London another rich dis covery has just been made. Nor thern parties have made bids on the property. To Start in About Two Weeks. The boilers have been put in the new factory of Mr. A. C. Summer ville, which will manufacture bank- band wedding, and Mr. Summerville tells the News that he expects to start his factory in about two weeks. The brief delay is caused by the non-arrival of some shafting. Dr. Alexander the Delegate. At the meeting of the county Far mers' Alliance, held a few days ago, Dr. J. B. Alexander was elected delegate to the State Alliance, which meets next month. No resolutions were passed, and he goes uninstruct ed. The election of officers was dc ferred until a later meeting. Dr. Mclver's Appointments. Dr. Charles D. Mclver, president of the State Normal College at Greensboro, is appointed to speak on the subject of education at Croft, Monday, August 2nd, in the morn ing and at Huntersville at four o'clock in the afternoon of the same day. He will also speak at the River Bend rally on the 30th inst. Married at 'Squire Bailes' Yesterday. Mr. James Skipper and Misa Azy Lambert, of Charlotte, were married Sunday, July 25th by Squire W. O. Bailes in South Carolina. They were the 80th couple the Squire has married this year.' Mr. Enlow and Miss Revia Bailes were married at the home of V. 0. BaileB' yesterday (Sunday) by Rev. Mr. Stowe, of Pineville. Both of the contracting parties were of Pine ville township. Exciting Experience With High Water. . Deputy Sheriff E. O. Johnson had an exciting experience with high water a few days ago. He attempt ed to cross a small creek at the junc uuu sua xong ureeK; the stream was swollen far beyond its banks, was running swiftly, and Mr. John son soon found that his buggy was afloat. He cut the harness off his mule and the animal swam out He had to wait until the water subsided before he recovered the buggy. Picnic and Tournament for Pineville. The News and Times are in re' ceipt of an invitation to attend the annual picnic and tournament a: Pineville on August 4th. Dr. Cbas. D. Mclver will deliver an address on the subject of education, and other prominent speakers will be present. The committee of arrangements is Dr. N. G. Moore, V. B. Blankeu ehip,W. A. Smith, T. P. Morrow and T. J. Smith.. This committee can be counted to make a success ot anything it undertaken. BURGLARS AT WORK THREE HOUSES BROKE! INTO AT PIN-VILLE. At Mr. Nevlri's the Thief darried a Trunk Into the Street, Rifled It of Its Contents and Left it There Is There an Organized Gang? People who came in from Pine ville Wednesday brought news of a visitation fiom burglars TnfecUy ni t h; that has tLoroughly stirred that town. The burglars first entered Capfc. John Youut's house, and ransacked the closets and pantrie3, taking what they could find. Though the in truders went into different portions of the house, none of the sleeping in mates were disturbed. They did not hear the burglars, and were not awakened. At Mr. J. M. Nevin'a residence the burglars not only took about everything they could lay hands on, but they t arried a trunk out of the house, into the street, ritiVd. it and iff t the empty trunk on the street. They then made their wav to the Dover yarn mill, and attempted to break into the residence of Superin tendent iioyd, but were unsuccessful. Last night when the family retired the blinds were fast and the windows closed. This, morning it was fouud that the sash had been removed, and the blinds pulled wide open. No one saw the house-breakers and there is no clue to their identity. The operations of the gang according to the accounts, were very muchj'ike the similar occurrences in King's Mountain aiid Gastonia, and some are inclined to link the occurrences and charge them to a regular gang of burglars who are "working" the towns in this part of the State. CROPS AND THE PICSIC. Mr. Cuningham, of Pineville, who is here today, says the cotton crop in that section promises well, and has improved wonderfully in the last ten days. The people of Pineville are mik ing great preparations for the rally there next week, and expect a ltrge crowd from all parts of the county, and some from South Carolina. NEW CHARLOTTE ENTERPRISE. An Establishment for the Manufac ture of Sauces, Catsups and Drug, gists' Sundries. Charlotte is to have an important new establishment to add to the list of her varied industries. A factory for the manufacture of catsup?, sauces, pickles, and all kinds of druggists and grocers' sundries, is to br established here. There is no establishment of the kind in this entire section of the South, and it will have a wide field to draw trade from. A gentleman who has had extensive experience in the business is to be the manager of the new enterprise acd will take a large part of the stock. Several enterprising local capitalists are interested in the enterprise, which promises to suc ceed well from the start. The News will announce the names of the incorporators and give further particulars of the enterprise when formal organization has been effected. Mr. Van Ness Buys Out nr. Bonney. Mr. John Van Ness, of Bonney & Van Ness, has bought out the inter est of Mr. F. P. L. Bonney, and will conduct the business himself in his own name, at the present stand at No. 23 North Tryon street. The News wishes the new proprietor much success Mr. Bonney has not yet announced his plans for the future, but he will probably go into business for him self soon. Has a Weakness For Fowls. The police arrested this afternoon an old negro named Maysbnrry Sims (at least that is the name he gave today.) He had stolen sixteen chickens from persons near Mat thews. He seems to have a weak ness for fowls, a3 he has been off the chain gang only a few weeks. THE STATE'S LARGEST ORCHARD. Fifty Thousand Peach Trees in Bear ing. The Van Lindley Place. Mr. F. E. Hege, chief of the poul try department of the State experi ment station, waa here this morning. He has been spending a few days at Southern Pines since the farmers' institute at Gasconia, and brought with him some specimens of superb peaches from the noted Van Lindley orchard, the largest iu the State. In this orchard there are now 50,000 trees iu be.?riag, all hanging:, with delicious fruits. Then: are thou'ands of other trees that have not yet come into bearing and the orchard ia being extended all the time. It ia on the ridge at Southern Pines in what is called a "frostless belt," a region fast becoming one of the great fruit growing sections of the country. Mr. Hege left this momintr fnr Shelby where he speaks at a farmers' insucute tooav. Preaching at Flint Hill Chapel. Eev, Ii. G. Kendrick, who is at home on a visit, will preach at Flint Hill Chapel to his former neighbors and friends next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. A. L. Stough, the pastor, is at Connelly Springs on a vacation. To Study in New York. litv. Plato Durhani,the able young associate of Rev. S. B. Tnrrentine in the Trinity Dilworth charge, will leave Charlotte in September. He is to take a special course in theol ogy in Columbia University and the Union Theological Seminary. He will probably spend two years at theee institutions. It is a matter of regr t that Charlotte is to lose thia popular youag miniiter. - rK,,',iiiiw'' ciRiL mm krio'wS NotKitig New Hegatting tnl Postoffice'; Clanton Is Fixed, All Right. A Petition for the Appoint ment of Capt. Ahrenj. Mr. J. Fisher Correll, chairman of the Republican county executive committee, who has been in Wash ington for quite a while, standing near the place where the adminis tration is handing cut patronage. returned home Tuesday morning. "There is nothing jsew m Wash ington," he told the News, "Con gress has adjourned and everybody has gone home. The President leaves tomorrow tomorrow for his summer vacation, and there will be nothing doing there for sometime. Clanton has been appointed and was confirmed. He can take charge of the mint at any time now." Mr. Correll eaid he could tell nothing new of the postoffice situa tion. Mr. Correll is an applicant for this position. PETITION FOR CAPT. AHRENS. This morning a petition was being circulated asking the appointment of Capt F. W. Ahrens postmaster at Charlotte. The document recites that, in case the apnlicants could not settle their differences and agree upon one of their number for the appointment, that each would prefer Capt. Ahrens to any other candidate and would endorse him. It is un derstood that the petition has been signed by a uumberof business men. Mr. Harry Weems, Capt. Ahrens sou in law, is said to be a particular friend of Postmaster General Gary and of Senator Wellington, of Mary land. CRUSHES A CHILD. Probably Fatal Accident to the Child of Mr. Chalmers Kirkpatrick A Sharon Man Badly Hurt in a Fight. At Sharon Monday the four year-old child of Mr. Chalmers Kirkpatrick was probably fatally injured. The hands had been haul ing up millet from the fields, and the child followed the heavily load el wagon to the barn. The child got between the wagon and the barn, and the driver, not knowing the child was anywhere near, backed his wagon clear back against the barn, crushing the child's chest be tween the wagon wheel and the side of the building. The little one suffered intensely after the accident, bleediog copious ly. The doctor tl id not think the child could live through the night but it was some better this morning. STRUCK BY A TRAIN. A Young White nan Badly Injured Last Saturday Night. Harry Marshall, a young white man who says he hails from Lowell, is at St. Peter's Home and Hospital badlv injured from being struck by No. 35 last Saturday night. Marshall says that he was drinking some Sat urday night, and while in this con dition he walked down Tryon sine, to the C C. & A. crossing. He fat on a cross tie near the corner of Mr. W. VV. Ward's yard and fell asleep. The first thing he remembers was seeing the train bearing down upon him, but being half dazed he could not move. He was struck by the pilot. His arm was broken several time?; a large gash was cut in his head and one of his legs was badly mashed. In his pocket was found a pint flask that had suffered no inju ry by coming in contact with the engine. Dr. Gibbon, the Southern's sur geo i, attended Marshall and dressed his wounds. He is resting easy today, but is in a critical condition. DR. MOORE LEAVES FOR JAPAN. He Will Be Married to Miss Mary Torrance On His Arrival. Dr. L. L. Moore, of Huntersville, left Friday over the Southern railway for San Francisco. From this point he sails for Yokokoma, Japan. He expects to land about the 10th of August. On his arrival in Japan he is to be married to Miss Mary Torrance, a daughter of Capt. II. A. Torrance of this city, who went a3 a missionary to Japan last year. After their marriage Dr. and Mrs. Moore wiU set Bail for China, where Dr. Mo Die goes as a medical Missionary. Dr. Moore has the best wishes of many friends in Char lotte for a safe voyage and a happy sojourn in that far away country. LOOKING FOR BETTER TIMES. Presidents of Leading Traef Organi zations Predict Prosperity. By Telegraph to The News. "r"v New York, July 26. The World sent out a request to presidents of Boardi of Trade and Chambers of Commerce in the leading cities, ask ing ineir views on toe business ou- look. All agree that with the tariff oui ouc or tne way, tnere be a ma terial improvement in business with in six months. They also agree that vuo juiuiuucbu ouuriaije will oe a leading factor in the revival of trad?. Daughter of One Governor, Wife of Another. The following death notice appears in the Washington Post: "On Friday, July 16, 1897, at her residence, lattleton, Eila Kivcs, wife of ex-Gov. P. H. Bell, and daughter of the late Gen. Eaton, of .worm uaronna." Mrs. Bell was daughter of Gov ernor William Eaton, one of North Carolina's most noted antebellum executives, and waa the wife'of ex Governor Bell, of Texas, wh n Vina for a number of years lived in this State. Secretary BJiss has issued a cir cular requesting all subordinate chiefs to confer with him in respect to proposed changes in the classified eeryice in their charge. MS AN ISLAND, ENGLAND TAKES ONE OF THE HAWAIIAN GROUP. Grave International Complications flay Arise State Department Tries to Keep Minister Sewall's flessage a Secret. By Telegraph to The New. - Washington, July 28. The startling news that Great Britain has seized one of the Hawaiian Is lands has been received by Secretary of State Sherman from Minister Sewall, at Honolulu. The island i$ known as Palmyra Island and is one of the uninhabited, islands to the southwest of Hawaii. Tne seizure is doubly significant in view of the information that was received at the State Department on Monday. Owing to the grave importance which the seizure may assume, in view of the pending treaty for the annexation of the islands by the United States, an effort was made to keep the matter secret. The message was wired from San Fran cisco by the dispatch agent of the State Department stationed there who had received it from Minister Sewall. It merely contains a bare statement of the seizure of Palmyra. JAPS CALL WAR TALK ABSURD Japanese officials here pronounce as absurd all the talk of belliger ency on the part of Japan toward the United States NEW CIVIL SRRV1CE REGULATION. President McKinley has promul gated an amendment to the civil service rules providing that there shall J?e no removals from positions subject to competitive examination except for just cause in writing, to which the accused has had opportu nity to mke defence. This aiso includes all within classified service and , all employees of the customs house office, one employee in each internal revenue district to act as cashier cr chief deputy or assistant collector, all subject to competitive examinations. " TARIFF BILL PRINTED. The first copies of the tariff act for circulation have been received at the docuaient rooms of the Senate and House The bill makes a pamphlet of eeventy pages. There will be fifty thousand copies in all to becir culated by Congress Brief Items of State News. R B Boone, the well known Dnr ham lawyer, is very ill with nervous prostration. Mrs. Nathan O'Berrv, of Golds- boro, has a dog that regularly every unday morning attends the Presby terian church; heknovvs the ring of the bells and starts j ust a3 the second bell rings. There have been several burglaries attempted in iList Durham. Most of the North Carolina dele gato who attended the meeting of the International Epworth Leagues at loronto, Lanaua, have returned A highland moccasin four feet long was killed on the street by a uolusboro poiiceman. The truck crop in he eastern part or tne state nas proved verv remun erative this season and the Goldsboro Argus says that along the line of railroad between that place acd Wil mington large quantities of straw b rry plants are being planted. inrs. omitn, tne Florida woman 1' l m . - evangelise, is now nomine lorth m Greensboro She complains because the commissioners would not let her have the Winston court house. A Winston chair factory today 8 nipped a car load of chairs to New York. Beaver Dam, Pitt county, reports a con aru sprout tnat is tour feet fi inches in diameter. The Moravian conference for this State is to be held at Providence church, Forsyth county, August 3rd ana 4tn. Mayor Frank Evans, of Birming ham, Ala., who has visiting in Fay etteville, was called home bv a tele gram announcing that forty cases of small-pox had developed in the city. ne uatnonc magazine "Truth severely attacks the Junior Order of American Mecnanics. Southern States Stories. Col. William Preston Johnston, President of Tulane University, New Orleans, will take part in the exercises at thvj inauguration of Prof. William L. Wilson, as Presi dent of Washington and Lee Uni versity, on the 15 h of September. iAsa Stewart, of Norfolk- Va pooo attempted to kill Alice Hayes witn an ax. and then drank land num, has been given a preliminary neariog ana neia ror tne courts. There is a rumor in Laurenp, S. C, that Irbyis to draw out of the race aid help Evans. - 1 1 Hanna's Campaign for Re-election. Mark Hanna is getting ready for a great campaign in Ubio. He has control of the oreanization and baa made no move without consulting x icoiueui iiui.imey. At a recent conference in Washington, D. C, the President, Harna, and Charles Dick, secretary of t.h Committee, decided to make George Nash chairman of the State National Jbixecutive Committee. Of course, Hanna will be his own manager md Nash be but a figurehead. 8tanda at the Had. Aug. J. Bogel, the leading drargist of ShreTeport La , says: "Dr. King's New Diicovery h the only thing that cure my cough, and it is the best seller I have." J. P. Camnhpll. Safford, Ariz., writes; "Dr. King's New Discovery is all that is claimed for it; it nevr fails, is a sure care fr Consump tion, Co a etis and Colds. T run nnt cm? enough for its merits." Dr. Klne's ew Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and'CoIds iff not an experiment. It has been tried for quarter of a cen tury and today stands at the head. It never disannointa. Ffm r a. : " wing Burwell and Dunn's Drugstore. X MA,,.mfH), TOOK M i l Will Oeaton, of concord, killed himself this mornims. Left a Note to HU Mother Saying he Was do Longer Able to Control His Appetites and Therefore Took His Own Life Shot Hlmseif With a Pistol. A special telephone message from Concord to The News Friday gives the news of a tragic occurrence there early that morning. Will W. Deaton, a well known Concord young man, committed suicide by 'shooting himself with a pistol at six o'clock that morning. At fife t -Mock he wrote a note to Mr. Will Johnson reqnesting him to send his pistol at once as he wanted to use it to kill a dog, Mr. Johnson complied with the requsst, thinking nothing more of the matter. At six o'clock the report of a pistol was heaid and in a few minutes Mr. Deaton was found dead. NOTE TO HIS MOTHER. The suicide left a note to his mother in which he told the reasons for takiug his own life, saying, among other things, that he had arrived at that point where he could noFcon trcl his appetite, and had decided to end his life. , Yesterday afternoon he told his brother, Mr. H. P. Deaton, that he intended to kill hinisel.V but his brother told him to diiiniss such thoughts, and really did not think he meant what he said. WHO THB SUICIDE WA8. The deceased was a well-known young carpenter, about twenty-eight years old, unmarried, and was the son of Mrs. M. G. Deaton. Hia brother, Mr. H. PDeator, is a re porter on the Concord Standard, and he has two other brothers, Juliu?, who lives in Birmingham, Ala., and James, who is working somewhere in the West. He had been to Charlotte a number of times and had friends here. Brief Glimpses of the General News. There is a growing sentiment against consumptives flocking to the south west. G. W. Enright "dove" at Coney Island and struck the dead body of George 13. Vrooman. Patrick Kaffert was probably fatally stabbed in a luht with for eign laborers in New York. " The Richardson gas well drill at Uomelisille, N. Y, is frozen tight 1200 feet under ground. The Nebraska Republican conven tion wi!l be held August 26th and Chief Justice Post renominated Forty small tin cans of smuggltd opium were found ou Squaw Island, Niagara River. Editor L. H. Milack, of the Guth ne (Okla ) Leader, fell from a Cin cinnati streetcar and was killed t XT t-1 . . .oecause nezesian liisnop s cow 1?J 1 1 1 - uieu oe urans lauuanum ana was found dead on the cow's body aC Monticello, N Y. Julius Rench, a Cleveland (O ) salesman, died or kidney trouble on landing at New York from the La Touraine. Thomas Renberger and William Rntler were drowned in the Missis siaewa River near Wabash, Ind , while seining. Mrs. J. D. Mallory, of Baltimore, Md., was thrown from her buggy onto her head and broke her neck. She will die. An excursion through a trestle near Marietta, 0., train dropped into a cornfield injuring fifteen Miss Nellie Purdy may die. John Uunworth daringly tried to go hand over hand j)n a clothes line from a tilth story in . a New York tenement. The line broke and he may die Secretary and Mrs. Gage have ar rived in Boston, Mass. A southbound coal train on the Pennsylvania Railroad, between Bal timore, Md., and Washington, D. C, was wrecked. Travel was delayed for two hours between the cities. Mrs. Mary G Jones, of California, "mother of the American Railway Union," will plead with President McKinley to spare S. D. Worden, about to be executed for killing u: -. . ... o Buiuiera m me itsyi Ualiforma riots, Frank M. Reed, of Anderson, lnd., nas maae inventions which will rev olutiouize the handling of war ves eeis at sea. The inventions allow vuo use ui uii juaieau or coat as a fuel, ihey cover a system of oil burners which would make it possi ble for a vessel like the Indiana to . i . carry enougn tuei to last on a trip 1 1L. tt itrvunu bue world. At Fernandina. Fla., Wallace Max well, son of Capt D E. Maxwell, general manager of the Florida Cen tral and Peninaular Railroad, was arovni wnue seining in the The bids for the uew postal contract will not be opened August 18. Constructor-Bowles, of the surf card until New lorn isavy Yard, has been cleared of the charge of improper treatment of the men under him. Church Howe, of Nebraska, after being confirmed as Consul General at Apia, Samoa, declined the place, and Luther W Osborn, of Blair, Neb., will be given the place, while Howe will he made Consul at Paler mo, Italy. Kleetrlc BltUr. Electric B.tte't is a medicine suited for an j season, but perhaps more gen er&lly needed, wiien the languid ex hausted feeling prerailc, when the liver is torpid and sluggish and the need of a tonic and alterative is felt. A prompt use of this medicine has often averted long and perhaps fatal bilious fevers. No medicine will act more snrelT in counteracting and freeiog the system from the malarial poison. Headache, Indigestion. Co iDaiion. Dizr.inpn yield to Electric Bitters. fOc and $1.00 per bottle at Burwell & Dmm'a dm store. i as mm mpu& fcrlHUnt fUrrie Irt th6 pfeopS Church at Boydton, Va. Several Charlotte Attendants. A spec-al from Boydton, Va., to Friday's Richmond Dispatch says4. Notable and unique to a degree beyond any event in this town for many years was the brilliant wed ding celebrated last evening at the Episcopal church, when Misj V ir ginia Grey Atkins became the bride of Professor E L. Reid, of South Carolina. ' The church had been artistically decorated and was filled with rela tives and friends of the contracting couple. Precisely at 10:30 o'clock, as Miss Hallie Williams struck the first chords of Mend.l?s)bn's wedding march, which floated out upon the evening zephyrs,-all eyes were turn ed to greet the entrance of ths bridal party. The ushers, Prosessor Harry Faulkner and Mr. B. E. Cogbill, were followed by Miss Li!a Carter and Mr. W R. Foreman, of Char, lotte, N. C; Miss Lavania Peak, of Hampton, and Mr. Thomas F. Goode, Jr., Miss Edith Atkins, and Colonel E J. Boyle, of Cincinnati; Mies Bettie Finch and Mr. J. R Wright, of Cincinnati; Miss Aniie llask ins an d Mr. John William?, of Smithvillr; Miss Page Wiiliams and Mr. Siduey Johnson, Miss Bessie Homes and Mr. Willie Magee,-of ClarksvilU; Mis3 Annie Williamson and Mr. Warrenton Wood, of Clarks-vilh-; viss Mattie Johnson, of Nor folk, and Mr. Walter Clack; Miss Lula Bovd and Mr. C. Haskins, of Chase Cm; Miss Hattie Home3 and Mr. J. B. Wallace, of Charlotte, N. C. The attendants assembled about the pulpit and chancel, forming a horseshoe. The bride, a beautiful blonde, en tered, leaning on the arm of her brother, Dr. H L. Atkins, and pro ceeded gracefully but slowly toward the ministers. She was met at the altar by the groom and his best man, Mr. C S. Reid, of Charlotte, N. C. The ceremony was impressively performed by the Rev. Thomas Drew, D. D., of Chase City, assisted by the Rev. W. M. Grier, D. D., president of Erskine College Ejae West, S. 0., and Rev. P. M. B Wen, the local rector. -L ? - The bride was mosi becomingly attired in an exquisite creation ' of duchesse satin, trimmed with duch esse lace and cfiiffon, and carried bride's roses. Her veil was pinned with a beautiful brooch of diamonds and pearls, which was a gift from the groom. The maid of honor, Miss Annie Atkinp, wore whitecrepe de chine, with pearl trimmings and duchesse lace, and carried Li France roses. The bride maids wore dainty &own3 of white organdie and carried daisies. Tire br dal party left the church to th- sweet strains of the march from Tjohendrm, after which an elegant reception was tendered at the home of the bride, on Washing ton street. A very novel and unique feature of the reception was the wedding register, which was kept by Miss Kate Tucker Goode. . - The presents were numerous and handsome, consisting of an exquisite silver tea service, from Mr. S. Gray Atkins, of Richmond; a handsome case of silver from the groom's par ents, and many other gifts of silver, cut-glass, and brie a-brac. . The bride is a daughter of the late Colonel William T. Atkins, is very popular, and possesses many rare gifts and graces. The groom is a professor of high rank in Erskin College, Dne West, S. C. Prominent among the guests at the wedding were Judge Dan. Thew Wright and Mrs. Wright, of Cincin nati; Mr. Joseph Ham, Airs Charles M. Carson, aud Miss Adele Hutchi son, of Charlotte, N. C; Miss Embra Morton, of Henderson, N. C, and Misses Alice Overby and Mary Wat. kins, of Buffalo Li thia Springs. Unusual Honor to a Tar Heel. The Queen Regent of Spain - has consented to receive Mr. Taylo ", th? retiring United States Minister, and Mr. Wcodford, the new Minister, at San Sebastian, where she does not maintain a court in the usual sense of the term. The ceremony will necessarily be informal. This ar rangement to me jt Mr. Taylor's con venience was brought about through the courtesies and considerate offices of the Dukeof Tetuan. It is with out precedent. Minister Haonis Taylor is a North Carolinian, a na tive of Newbern. The report of the select committee of Parliament appointed to inquire into the Transvaal raid, was debate I in the House of Commons on a mo tion to compel the production of telegrams which had been refused tne committee. The motion defeated. was George N. Corzon, under s?creta ry of foreign affairs, replying to a question in the House of "Commons, said the Clayton Bulwer treaty con ttins no agreement affecting Hawaii. . COLLEGE BUILDIXC ito ft tSV1 EUZABETHCOUXCE, 11 - " a. Ly. ance. i uriunnerintormation. mgn, built of pressed brick. KvZZrJ deep, U storied ON HAND, fillniaft to peak at Mooresviile Governor Johnston at River Bend The Rally at Pineville hopton Picnic and Tournament. TflE News has received an invi tation to attend the fifth annual picnic at Mooresviile for the bentfit of the Orphanage at Barium Spring?, which is to be held Thurs day, the 29th. Dr. J. H. Thorn well, of the Thornwell Orphanage, Fort Mil!, S. U. is to make an ad dress; C W. Tillett, Esq., of this city, is to speak, and Senator Benj R. Tillman, of South Carolina, is to be the orator of the day. The pic nic will be held in Deaton's Grove, where there ajre accommodations for ten thousand people The fare from Charlotte is $120 for the round trio, and the fee for dinner is 2.5 or-nta for adults and 15 cents for i children. S. C. Rankin is chairman of the committee ou arrangements and C. L! Grey js secretary. The promoters expect the largest crowd that has ever gathered at one of these annual picnics. PICNIC AT 8H0PT0N. At Shopton on the 30th inst, a big picnic and educational rally is to be held. The managers are mak ing preparations for a great time of it, and invite their friends from all parts of the county to attend with well filled baskets. President Al derman, of the State University, aud President Mclver, of the State Nor mal school, have been invited to de liver addresses. In the afternoon a tournament will be held in which the Knighf8 wilf ride for prizes. THE PINEVILLE PICNIC. The celebration fjr which Pine ville is prf paring will occur the fourth ot August. Numerous com mittees have been appointed to get up the various features of the day's entertainment. A number of pro minent speakers will make-addresses. The people of Pineville are prepar ing to entertain in most hospitable fashion the large crowd that will attend. Numerous features of en tertainment will be provided. RIVER BEND RALLY. People from all parts of this county and Gaston will be at River Bend on the 30th to attend the rally there, at which Governor Johnston, of Alabama, Dr. Charles D. Mclver, State Superintendent C. H. Mebane and Mr. S. Wittkowsky, of this city, are to speak. The exercises will be gin at 7:30 in the morning and last all dy. W.8. CLANTON APPOINTEO. He is Hade Assayer and Smelter in the Charlotte Office. Clanton has the Mint. He was Senator Pritchard's first choice, and in this case the favorite (as they say in racing circles) has won. The nomination of W. S Clanton to be Assayer and Smelter in the United States Assay Office at Char lotte has been sent to the Senate by the President. There will be no op position to his confirmation, and he will take charge as soon as the ap pointment is confirmed. Death of Mrs. M. C. Barr. Mrs. M, C. Barr, a well known lady of the Mint Hill neighborhood, died there Saturday morning. She wasabout sixty years old The fu neral was held from the church at Mint Hill Sounday morning. The South Carolina Cotton Crop. The cotton crop along the South ern from Charlotte to Columbia, never looked better at this time of the year. In some localities the plants are small, but in every case the stand is very regular. Sir CAROLINA COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND MECHANIC ARTS, WILL OPEN SEPT. 9th, 1897. Thorough academic, scientific and tech nics! courses. Experienced Special - ists in every department. Expenses per Session, Including Board: For County Students $ 93.00 For all Other Students 123.00 Appiy for Catalogue to ALEXANDER Q.HOLLAD V.LL.D., Halc.gh,N.C. P. adent. THE LIFE PICNICS Only Complete Biography of the great Commoner. Written by hi3 life-long frieni and law-partner, ftlaj. Clement M Chapters on different phases of his life written by men Ioti mate with the great statesman. A Handsome Volume, ill" trated with numerous Portraits of Senator Vance, the Vance family and other views. Copies may be procured at the Charlotte Vews Office orfroffl the agents in each township. -L : U0h Binding $1,50; ,..: T i i i in i rra i m r -i t addiPsV "Jernappi Soyui WMkea the food ,.. rRcvLtaJ 111 POWDER Absolutely Pure HOYAL BAKIN9 POWDER CO., NEW York Prot. Vinson's Condition lmprof The News that Prof. Vinson's tW dicion is much improved. He " been critically ill with heart troubk The child who was so badly scald, ed some dajs ago by overturning 0n its bare shoulders a bucketful i i: : - : . seaming wnier, ia improving, it is thought, will recover. and, Sold 250 Wheels This Year. W. F Dowd tells The News that he has sold 250 bicvclts thia jew selling them all over the State! Charlotte dealers say more whj, are Sold htre than in any other two towns in the State. NEW YOKli TjOTTUN Nbw Yobk, July 28, 18 COTTON M1DDL1NQ. Closed firm and steady Close 7 705 7 t'8 10 7 13 1J 0 00 00 0 friflo 7 47 49 7 45 48 7 25 7 706 6 WO! 7 01 01 87,400 January February March April May Junc . July 1 August September October November December Sales today Nbw York, July 28 No Stocks markets today. STOCKS. Sugar Amcican Tobacco General Electric n St. Paul Northern Pacific Burlington & Quiucy Southern Railway, pre.erred Slit Tennessee Coal & Iron oj Itocfc Island 8ij Manhattan Sj Baltimore & Ohio Western Union ' 85J Delaware & Hudson lity Louisville & Nashville 63 LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET. LivKRrooL, July 28-4 pi Middlings 4 1-4 Sales 10,000 January and February . 8 53 b . February and March 3 63 51 March and April .3 M 5J April and May 0 54 tf May and June 0 Ou w Juac and July C 00 I July and August (t i Augrst and September 4 Oi 03 September and October 4 tt i October and November 8 50 1 November and December I 53 M December and J anuary 8 52 b CHICAGO GRAIN AND FRODIJCI Chicaso, Jaly28 WHEAT-Dec CORN Dec OAT8 Dec PORK Dec LARD Dec RIBS Dec nigh Low 7 0? 7 03 7 10 7 10 7 14 7 10 0 0i) 0 00 0 0) 0 CO 0 00 0 00 7 45 0 43 7 45 7 46 7 5?7 7 21 7 08 7 fi2 7 01 6 97 7 U5 6 99 73 Sept 721 28i Sept 27 18 j Sept 171 0.0a Sipt 70.x .25 Bept 415 0.00 Sept $ CHABIXHTK COTTON MlBUTTO-IUl Middling fair Strict good middling 820 Good middling 8 10 8trict middling ? Middling 780 Low middling ii City receipts up to 3 o'clock 0 baJw. CHARLOTTE PRODUCE If AB&tt. Corrected Juiy 23, 1637. CABBA3E New per crate 1 L5G PEACHES peeled, brLjfct, W EXTRA Yr)TJR sack, FAMILY" S.KQtX CORN ....i.... 45fc MEALr5oited, 48 lbs. per bushal, W OATS, Si Tos. per bushel - 7t POTATOES Irish, per ba. . . . W SootL. 8f ONIONS Sei-ct, per tushal...75$I COUNTRY Ham . jf Sides J LARD-N.O. CHICKENS. ...... " i. urr&K lotdi T OF VAiNCE. Handsome Morocco, $250. Elizabeth Colleger For Women- -CHARLOTTE, N.G Equal to the Best . . Colleges for men wun -fflf ureof a high grade College l women adda. , ... A Faculty ofl5Spec S JfTOm 8CH0019 OI '""V . oi,n. reputation, as Yale, JB kins, Amherst. University on Berlin, New Eoglaod Conserr" ry. Paris. c. Thre8 Courses Leading to degtees. Group Syatem: I With eleciives. Music Conservatory -With course leading w "flrf. Pipe Organ. Piano, VIohJ tar. Banjo. Mandolin, Vocal. Art Conservatory ,, Full course to dipion. Full Com meicial 1 Course Teacher rrom BEV. & B Resident. Charlotte. N.C. IA Kefined Home .niesC With every modern