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Examination free. Shell & Harrison, J KWELERS and OFT ICIANS, 41) S'utli Tryon Street, Chart tte, N. C No better preparation can be made for the hair than HUGHES' QUININE HAIR TONIC. It keeps the Hair and Scalp in perfect condition all ihe time Trial size 25 cents. R. H. Jordan & Co. tamp Agency. Prescriptionists, Phone No- 7. JUST RECEIVED a new line of Shirt Waist Sets and Ladies' Colored Parasols, which , we will be glad to show. Garibaldi & Brunp, LEADING JEWELERS. The University. 47 Teachers, 413 Students. (Summer School 15M) Total, 549, Board $8 a month, 3 Brief Courses, 3 Full Courses, Law nd Medical Schools and School of Pharmacy. Graduate Courses open to Women, Summer School for Teachers Scholarship and Loans for the needy. Address, 1'KESIDENT ALDERMAN, Chapel Hill, N. C fgLast Gall 2w OI the Season. Boys' Stlaw Hat?, were 2C" Ol.nltWc trw sailors & Men's straw bats, good shapes and styles 25c. fc Men's crasli and linen suits about 50c on the O- dollar. Corduroy knee LESLIE & Clothiers, Furnishers, Hatters. .State Library ALMOST A BATTLE. Miners Collide With Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriffs and Bloodshed Is Narrowly Averted-Railroads Get ting Their Coal From Alabama. By Telegraph to The News. Pittsburg, Pa, July 31 In consequence of Sheriff Lowiey'a proclamation forbiding - "assenting on the public highways of Alleghany County, or interfering with the do- iiue, oioou8nea was narrowly avert ed at Plum Creek this morn in?. Only the most determined efforts o' tl.e labor leaders preveatecl trouble when the marchinsr strikers nnll'dl with fifty deputies. Every effort will be made to set out. and Wn out UeArmitt's men, many of whom nave censed nigging. At Sandy Creek a hundred to ten at IV A r. mitt's are out. The strikers &ncr noring Lowrev's proclamation, hut are entirely peaceable. They are angry at tne way JJeArmitt's men hang on. The motto of the strikers is to get the miners out by nil iihaos; peaceably if possibly, forcibly if necessary. GETTING COAL FUOM ALABAM V. Birmingham, Ala, July 31 .'he Illinois Central and the Mobile and Ohb Riilroads, two of the largest systems in the South and West, have come to Alabama t; get 1 suPP'y of coal on account of the trike in the coal regions of the North and West. A big increase in the demand i9 announced. All the miners are working full time except tnoae at cine ureek. DR. TALMAGE WOUNDED. Injured by the Falling of the Platform on Which He Was Speaking. By Telegraph to The Nwt. VIiddleton, Ohio, July 30 Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage, the noted Washington divine, is conGned to his hotel here today under the care of a surgeon. He is suffering from injuries received last nigM, caused by the falling of the platform on which he was lecturing here. Sev eral others were injured in the acci dent. The exteot of Dr. Talmage's injuries has not yet been determined. Lnev are painful, but are not thought to be serious. GOLD TAKES WINGS And Flies Away Russia and Germa ny Anxious for It. By Telegraph to The News. New York, July 31. The re markably heavy shipment of gold from New York by the steamships today is accounted for by the treas ury officials by the fact thatr Russia and Austria are preparing to go to a gold basis. There was tsiken from the sub treasury for shipment to Europe today $3,200,000. This is the largest one day's shipment of gold in a long while, and the con tinued shipments are likely to make a considerable draft on the treas ury's fund of gold. KILLeFByIhF TRUST. One cf the Independent Sugar Refin eries flakes an Assignment. By Telegraph to The News. Buffalo, N. Y , July 31. The Buffalo Sugar Refining Company this mornins' made a general assign ment for the benefit of its creditors. The statement of assets and liabili ties is not readv to eive out vet This is one of the few independent . a refiueries of the country, ana its as signment is probably due to the methods of the Sugar" Trust England and France Agree to a Mone tary Conference, ay Telegraph to The News. Washington, July 30 Bimet alists are happy today over the i ews from the State department that both England and France will join in an international monetary conference to be held here the coming winter. In Mexico the theory is advanced that European bankers are depres sing the price of silver as an answer to the JJmgiey wiu 50 and 75c, now 25c. --g now 2ac. !:,t pants 25 and 50c. rt: ROGERSai i3 nkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk CHARLOTTE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 1897. Uxn9 FINANCE WORRIES. Trouble Ahead for the Republicans McKintey Has Been Everything on the Money Question -Results of the New Tariff Not Comforting to its Framers. From a News correspondent. WASHINGTON, D. C, August 3. The Republicans have other troubles other than those which will be made by the new tariff ahead cf thenu They are going to have no end of wor ry over finance in the near future. It is an open secret that thjere is a serious difference of opinion in the Cabinet on the advisability of committing the ad ministration ana the party to the re tirement of the greenbacks and Treas ury notes. Secretary Gage, as the pergonal representative of the bank ers and ultra gold men, will make a hard fight to commit the administra tion and party to the retirement of those notes, although he knows as well as anybody that no such legislation can be put through during the life of the present Congress because of the sil ver majority in the Senate. Proof that Mr. McKinley is afraid of this question may be found in the careful manner in which he avoided committing him self in his special message to Con gress asking for authority to appoint a currency commission. Mr. McKin ley has been everything on the money, question. He voted fcr the free com as of silver in 1S77, and as late as the Fifty-First Congress, he voted and spoke for the Windom silver bill and the Sherman substitute therefor. He didn't want the gold standard plat form of last year's Republican con vention. It is doubtful if he knows what he wants now. He prefers to trim and to wait, but Secretary Gage intends, unless he is prevented, to sub mit to Congress in his annual report the outlines of a bill that would per petuate the single gold standard, not because he thinks it will pass, but be cause he wishes to commit the ad ministration and the Republican party. WOKUIED OVER ITS RESULTS. Members of the administration still in Washington are somewhat worried over the results of the new tariff as far as they have become apparent. They did not like the shutting down of those big New England cotton mills. and some of them went as far as to say that the mill owners should have been willing to keep running their mills, even if they lost money, to help along the Republican party. They like even less the story of increased prices tor almost everything but labor that comes from evehry direction. Speak ing of this phase of the matter a prominent Philadelphia business man, now in Washington, Said: "I hear that a general rise in prices is to take place, and that people may -prepare to pay more for their dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, and all ar ticles of household necessity. If this is goingl to be so, I predict tremendous discontent and dissatisfaction among the people. In flush times there would be no complaint, but when com modities rise in value and the vol ume of money is not increased, the common people are bound to suffer, especially when, as now, there is no chance of an advance in wages. The upshot of the matter will be a revolt things the consumer is bound to buy, without doing anything to increase the ability of. the consumer to purchase the necessaries of life. If the Republican party hasn't a very rough row to hoe, then I am utterly without ability as a prophet." CIVIL, SERVICE EXEMPTIONS. Some of the civil service cranks are doing so much shouting over Mr. Mc Kinley s extension of the civil service law to a few of the small custom-house employees, that they have overlooked his exemption from those rules of num erous important places in the customs and internal revenue servsre. His amendments to the rules, prohibiting the discharge of government employees except for cause and only upon written charges, has, of course, been warmly received in Washington, .where so many persons are peculiarly interest ed in a life tenure of office, but if the country endorses the idea I will miss my guess. With a life tenure of of fice, there will necessarily come in a few years a civil pension list. Botv idea? are undemocratic and un- American, creating as they do a priv ileged class. If it had no been for the social influences of Washington, there would never have been anx civil service law, and when the same influences were brought to bear or. Mr. Cleveland to secure a life tenure for those in office, he positively refus ed to make the amendment that Mr. McKinley has now made. FIGHT OF GORMAN'S LIFE. Senator Gorman seldom talks for publication, but without violating con fidence, I can pay that he is prepar ing to make the fight of his life to re store Maryland to the Democratic column, and that he is absolutely con fident that he will succeed and be re elected to the Senate. DEFAULTING BANKER AS EVAN GELIST. Banker Charles Warren Spalding is a sick man, says a Chicago dispatch. Worry over his impending fate of from one to fifteen years in the peni tentiary for embezzling State Universi ty bonds, of which he was convicted on Saturday, has made him ill ,and a complete breakdown is - anticipated Spalding occupies a cell in the boy's department of the jail. He tried his hand as an evangelist, but with rather poor success. He spoke to the boys of tne sanctity of the Sabbath. "If there were no calendars in ex istence," he said, "and no method had been Invented for telling the day of the week, I think I would know from an inner feeling when the Lord's day came around. "Ter can't cash Globe Savings Bank checks on Sunday," interrupted an ir reverent youngster. CIGARETTE ORDF.R MODIFIED. Representatives of tobacco manu facturers, who wanted to secure a modification of an order issued by Commissioner Forman directing the sc'zure of packages of cigarettes and srr.c-kiwr tobacco containing coupons :vr.'l r-iher prize advertising devices vlikh had "o en sen from factor'-- i ter the new tavifi law went into i fect had a hearing before the Secreta- I ry of the Treasury. They protested 1 against the enforcement of the order, . which they claimed to be unjust, and. ! af'er their views had been given. Com m'sfiorer Formsn modified the order so as to provide that collectors of inter nal le venue should report any viola tions of the anti-prize provision of the tariff law and await Instructions from the Treasury Department before tak ing action. METROPOLITAN PROVINCIALISM. tstow Vm-v manifests astonishment at the refusal of the Southern railroads to deliver the Southern merchants into her hnnda. This shows what a guile lessly provincial, town New York is. Atlanta Journal. - Pardoned Prisoners flay Rejoin In- - surgents. By Telegraph to The News. Madrid. JqIt 31. -The hundred Hnhan nrisoners recentlv pardoned arrived at Gibraltar today, whence thev proceed to New York . The government organs express the opinion ihat they will rejoin the msnrgenta. 7,000 AT KLONDYKE. Rush to the Qold Fields Does Not Abate--$4,ooo,oco More of Qold En Route Chilkoot Pass Clogged With Provisions. By Telegraph to The News. SAN FRANCISCO, Cah. Aug. 3 Re ports received by a local transportation company from their agent at Dawson, state that seven thousand gold seekers are now in the Klondyke fields, or the immediate vicinity. The dispatch says prospects for future finds are small. Claims arc staked out at every point. But few quartz leads have been found. Prospectors for gold have gone to the promising fields sixty miles east, beyond the Klondyke, but they fear the attacks of the bears and wild beasts. On account of the swarms of mosquitos found they abandoned their claims and returned. The Klondyke claims snow no signs of giving out. At least four millions of dollars in gold have been Just brought to the coast, and will reach Seattle by the next steamship. There are no signs of the abatement in the Yukon craze here. Expeditions are continually fitting out. Chilkoot Pass, in Alaska, on the road to Klondyke, is reported blocked by provisions which are being rushed to Dawson City in anticipation of an early winter. It is reported from Juneau that so many provisions are now on the way that it will take a. year to transport them to their destination. BARBER IN ROWAN JAIL Brought to Salisbury This Morning.. Gave Himself Up to Sheriff Men roe In Nashville. A telephone message 'received by the News to-day from its Salisbury cor respondent states that Sheriff Monroe, of Rowan county, returned this morn ing from Nashville, Term., having in custody Ed. Barber, who, in Cleveland township, Rowan county, last Novem ber shot and killed a negro man. Mr. Barber was a prominent citizen of the township and one of its pros perous farmers. On the night of No vember 24th, while Mrs. Barber was very ill, a crowd of negroes gathered on his farm near his residence and kept up a great noise half the night. Ear ner warned them time and again, and he at last shot one of the negroes, killing him instantly. Mr. Barber ran away that night, left for "parts unknown," and nobody in his native State had heard from him until last week. The Governor offered $100 reward for his capture. Last week Sheriff Monroe received a letter from Barber, written from a lit tle town in Texas, telling the officer that he was ready to come back to North Carolina, and give himself up to the authorities. He requested that the sheriff meet him in Nashville, Tenn., and said he wouli come back with him to North Carolina. Sheriff Monroe kept the appointment at Nashville, and returned this morn ing with his prisoner. He was placed in Rowan county jail immediately upon his arrival, and will stand trial for murder at the next term of the criminal court. KANSAS PACIFIC " FLYER ' WRECKED Engineer and Express Messenger Killed, and Many Passenger Injur ed. DENVER, Col., Aug. 3. The Kan sas Pacific "flyer" was wrecked near Byers .this morning. Engineer Ward, and Express Mes senger Harrington, were killed. Quite a number of the passengers were injured. The list of the dead and injured among the passengers is not yet complete. Several are badly wounded and may die. Wrecking trains have been sent to the scene of the accident. BOTH WERE FOUND DEAD. One Killed Herself, the Other Died From Cold and Starvation. . By Telegraph to The News. NEW YORK, Aug. 4. Mrs. Laura James, 46 years old, living on East Eighteenth street, committed suicide last night by inhaling gas. She was discovered by her husband at 8 o'clock this morning and had been dead seven hours. Mrs. Martine Vantolt was found dead this morning in thelumber yard at One Hundred and Fortieth street, near Morris avenue. At is supposed she died of starvation and exposure. BIBLICAL ASSEMBLY MEETS TO DAY. The third session of the Biblical As sembly will open this evening at Ashe- ville. The programme for to-morrow will be as follows: 9:30 a. m. in the First Presbyterian church First lesson in the aduit school on the life of Christ, by Rev. J. B. Shearer, D. D., president of David son college. 9:30 a. m. in Central Methodist church First lesson In the juvenile school on the life of Christ, by Mrs. C. II. Bell, of Sheffield, Ala. 4:30 p. m. in the prayer room of Cen tral Methodist church First session in primary school of methods, designed for teachers of younger pupils, by Miss Irfila R. Newlin, of Washington, D. C. 8 p. m. auditorium First Baptist church First assembly lecture by Rt. Rev. Edward Rondthaler, D. D., of Sa lem, N. C, bishop of the Moravian church, . subject, "Jesus, the Good Man." SUPERIOR COURT JURORS. The following are the Jurors drawn for the October term of the Superior Court :- FIRST WEEK. A. S. Hooks, J. S. Stiirwell, J. A. Cvercash. W. R. Ben yhi'l, R. J. Stough. T. S. Cooper, K. W. Mellon, I. P. layi;r. J. C. Howie. J. M. Little, Ti. L. Alexander, H. P. Helper. Jr., Jaires R. Erwin, J. M. Hagler, M. W. Johnston. J. W. Ewart, S. E. Griffith, M. L. Harris, W. W. Davenport, W. D. Harry, S. W. Davis, J. A. Hous ton, J. S. Wilkinson, J. B. Clark. SECOND WEEK. S. L. Manson. J. A. Edwards, J. M. Houston, W. G. Ford, L. R. Barnett, D. L. Williamson, D. C. Shaw, W. A. Wood. J. F. Steele, C. H. Caldwell, J. W. Flow. C. W. Riverbank, S. M. El liott, w. H. Knox, J. H. Dorton, L. C. Holler, J. H. McLean, J. .Lee Flow, J. M. Woodsides, W. D. Stewart, C. P. Griffith, W. A. McGinn, R. J. Hunter, J. M. Kirkpatrick. . . . - PLANNED : TO OUTRAGE THREE OTHERS. - , A Kittrell special to the News and Observer says that Brodie, the rapist. had planned to outrage three other girls in that vicinity. - He-had actually set for at least one of them, ma plan was to watch the springs where the irirls went for water. Brodie was even bold enough to covertly seek to enlist an accomplice n his diabolical schemes. When taken he was in the immediate neighborhood of an intended victim. In the full strength of the Shakes pear m utterance, he is evidently "a most damned villian." Miss Catlett's father is a one-legged Confederate soldier. PROFESSORS PROTEST They Say the Action of Brown Unl. versity Trustees in Forcing the Resignation of President Andrews "Was an Outrage Deposed President to be Head of the Cosmopolitan University. By Telegraph to The News. PROVIDENCE, R. I.. August 3. Two thirds of the professors of Brown Uni versity, located in this city, have sent a written protest to the trustees of the institution, protesting in strong terms against the enforced resignation of President E. Benjamin Andrews be cause of his political belief, and be cause his ideas on the currency ques tion -Jid not meet the approval of the board of trustees. In the protest the action of the board is declared unjust and impolitic; that professors hold that more is involved in the action than the exigencies of a single institution. They claim that, free thought is essential to a free government, and the theory of suppression would eat the heart out of our educational Institutions. No ? happening in the educational world has .in recent years stirred up so much controversy and discussion as the aetion of this Board of Trustees In forcing Prof. Andrews to resign the presidency of Brown University be cause he advocated bi-metallism, and tne uustees and the men of wealth who nave given donations to the col lege believe in the gold standard. Prof. Andrews has accepted the presidency of the new university found ed by John Brisben Walker, and to be known as the Cosmopolitan Univer sity. It is to be modeled after the Chatauqua school, and will be con ducted by correspondence. He will have a board of ten leading educators as his associate facutly. AGREEMENT SIGNED TODAY. Open; a New Era in Coal Mining." --The Miners Successful in Their Demands. By Telegraph to the News. PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 3. The sig natures were appended today to the "uniformity agreement" which has been in preparation for a week. The completed document was offered for the signatures today. Those members who are coal producers will sign it, and immediately start' on a campaign to induce others to follow suit. Those in charge of the document claim the required ninty-five owners and mana gers will sign the agreemer. They say this settlement of the stii.' means that a bettor day dawns upon the coal industry in the Pittsburg district. The agreement is binding in point of law. All differences under it are to be ar bitrated. It is hoped to carry the agreement into effect during the pres- mine operators and strikers will meet and determine a satisfactory wage scale. ' This is Jo be effected concur rently with the uniformity agreement in January, 1898. VJUNERS GAIN POINTS. The strikers are " apparently tuowly winning their point about the DeAr- mitt mines. The Sandy Creek and Oak Hill mines are practically closed. ThePlum Creek men are coming out slowly. The marching strikers are meeting with great success. The marhcers have food and a brass band, and are camped near the mines. The men marched all night, taking up their positions at the mouths of the mines. Liberal donations continue to come in. It is believed some of the operators are aiding the strikers in order to help to perfect the agreement. The Turtle Creek campers, numbering two thou sand divided at four o'clock this morning, half going to the new town. WOMEN IN CAMP. 'At nine o'clock a dozen wo men walked into camp and said they were the wives of miners, and had come to stay as long as their husbands remained and aid them In cooking. They were given hearty receptions. President Dolan is positive the strike will be over in two weeks after the DeArmitt mines are closed. PREVENTED BY POLICE. Inadquately Provisioned Qold Seekers Will be Kept Out of Klondyke. By Telegraph to the News. TACOMA. Wash., August 3. The Northwest Territory police are pre venting inadequately provisioned gold seekers from entering the Klondyke country, a dispatch that reached here today from Klondyke states. De spite the terrors of the Artie winter and the great suffering that must nec essarily come to those who start for that bleak and desolate region this late in the season, the rush to the Alaska gold fields does not abate. All the steamers going from Facihc Coast ports to Alaska are filled with gold seekers. Most of them carry along some sort of an outfit, but few are prepared for the intense cold of the winter that will setlle down uprn the country almost before they reach the gold fields. Some precautions must be taken to keep them irom starving or freezing to death. SWEPT BY A SIROCCO. Thermometer no in Kansas, and Crops are Scorched--flillions of Dollars Damage. LEAVENWORTH. Kans., Aug. 3 For three days a sirocco has swept this district. The thermometer has stood at a hundred and ten degrees. The earth in all this section is baked. Life is made intolerable with the in tense heat. Crops are neing damaged millions of dollars each day it con tinues. VANDERB1LT BUYS MORE LAND. Col. W. Murdoch Wiley writes to the K.iiis'.nrv World that Georee vander- bilt's agents have Just completed the jrci.Atx- ci a uac ui uujut 4,oou a-res of land belong to Mr. Cheesebo'- ough, and lying on the slopes of Black .vicu.itain at the headwaters of the north fork of the Swannanoa river. l':us tract is heavily timbered with vir- rln forests of cherry, oak and poplar. and the contract for getting out tim ber will be let at once. Logs will be shipped from Swannanoa station to the Vanderbilt sawmill at Biltmore. SANCTUM'S SERENITY DISTURBED According -to the reports, the seren ity of the editorial sanctum of the Star of Zion, "organ of the American Meth odist Episcopal Church In America, published in this city, has been deep ly disturbed. The Star says: "Last week one preacher got mad and wrote that if he stopped the r.per he would break his head with a stick wnen ne met him. Another wrote him that his subscription had not expired; that the manager had the wrong sow ty tne ear this time. These tin pan, blow-hard chaps wHl please keep quiet, comb the bugs out of - their hair and be comiort- ed." . - LEFT FOR MOUNT AIRY, Ga. Mr. Joe Sanders left today at noon for Mount Airy, Ga., where he goes to recuperate. Mr. Sanders has been quite unwell for the past two weeks. His many friends In Charlotte nope i that the change may be beneficial. AT PIHEYILLE TODAY Two Thousand People Attend the Rally There and Hear Dr. Mclver's Fine Address on Popular Education The Tournament Held This After noon. A telephone message to the News from Pineville Wednesday says ,the crowd there is estimated at from 1,500 to 2,000, the attendance comprising many of the best people of the county, from Steel Creek, Sharon and Provi dence townships. At 11 o'clock this morning the large crowd gathered in the grove, where the annual picnics have been held for years. Prof. Sharpe introduced the orator of the day. Dr. Charles D. Mclver, presi dent of the State NormVfStfd Industri al College in a very graceful speech. He said popular government is a. failure without popular education, and educa tion is a duty the State owes to each ot its citizens. He paid a fine tiibute to Dr. Mclver and said he was one of the pioneers of popular education In the State. DR. McIVER'S ADDRESS. In beginning his address Dr. Mclver said the educational question exceeded in importance the gold question, the silver question or any other question before the people to-day, and that a high standard of dtzenship was more important than the standard of money. Jefferson said there could be no fre government until the people were edu cated. No illiterate race has ever been a wealthy race. He called attention to the prevalence of ignorance in the State, the short terms of the public schools, the poor pay of the teachers in the State schola and the fact that thirty-seven per cent of the people of the State cannot read and write. He advocated the increase of the tax for schools, the extension of the term and an increase in the at tendance on the schools. He said the average length of the school term in this county is only elev en weeks. He said if he were a czar he would make the school term six months, would put the children under the best instructors and the remain ing six months' could be devoted to work. We would not be content with a sec ond-grade carpenter or a second-grade oiacKsmitn or a second-grade doctor, but we have all along contented our selves with second-grade teachers and as long as this state of affairs exists this will be a dead State. "I know that what I am saying is not palatable, and it is not popular, but it is the truth." Of all the thirteen original States North Carolina has the largest per centage of those who cannot read and write, and she has more white people that are illiterate than the States of New York, New Hampshire, New Jer sey. Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Isl and and Connecticut together. She contributes less for public education than any of the States of the Union except five. Education is not expensive; it is. Ig norance that is expensive. He then called attention to the small amount of increase in the tax under the new law, and the large benefits derived from it. He said the cost per capita In this county would be very small, for most citizens less than 80 cents, and few of them would pay more than a dollar in creased tax. While the increase in taxation would be inconsiderable, the public School term would be increased 65 per cent, in Mecklenburg by using in addition the money appropriated by the State. In regard to the objeevtion that the white people were paying for the edu cation of the negro, he said that under the new law the local committees could use their discretion to some extent, and could extend the length of the white schools to the same as the ne gro schools even if it took more money to do so. Closing his address he paid the peo ple of Mecklenburg a glowing tribute, and spoke eloquently of the foremost place the great old county has occu pied in the State's progress. Dr. Mclver spoke about an jhour and three quarters. THE TOURNAMENT. After dinner was over, at three o'clock the crowd again gathered and Mr. F. M. Shannonhouse, of this city, delivered the charge to the Knights. The tournament was held immediately afterward. Some twelve or fifteen riders entered for the contest. The coronation address will be de livered by Mr. James A. Bell, of Char lotte. MR. GLENN'S BURN BURNED. Children Played With Hatches-Lodo News and Notes. Correspondence of the News. LODO, N. C. August 4. Rev. Shields, of Gastonia, is assisting Rev. A. A. Little in a series of services at Steel Creek this week Large delegations go from the Lodo section delegations go The memorial sacrament will be cele brated Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Mr. D. P. Glenn met with quite a mishap yesterday evening about 3:30 o'clock. His little six year old son and grandson o fthe same age were playing in the straw in the barn with some matches, and they didn't know they were loaded. Two minutes after the matches were struck and the fire first noticed, the barn was all aflame, and it was with much difficulty that the stock were all driven out of the barn. Mr. Glenn and his hired men, with brush in hand, were Just fixing to give his dwelling house a coat of paint, when to his horror, the bam was seen to be on fire. Four buildings in all were burned, and nothing but the fact that his dwelling hous was to the leeward saved It. Wheat, oats, and forage of all kiiyls went up in the livid flames. Mr .Glenn s loss is quue severe. His stock were housed down at Mr. W. R. Berryhill's last night There was no insurance. Miss Nannie PJyne is in Lincclnton: Miss Minford Marshall is in Charlotte; Miss Mollie Brown is in iiuntersvillo. and Miss Ida Rhyne is in Gastrnia. There will be a lawn party at Mrs. Wm. Beatie's Thursday night. There will be cakts and ices in abundance. L. N. B. 1. r W. MEP.T TOO AY Tne Eighteenth Annuil Sessim of the Nat onal Wheelmen's Associa tion. ttttt.atF!T.PTIIA. Aub. 4. The 18th annual meet of the League of American Wheelmen began In this cuy toaay. in mini nf Tiiimhern If In nothing else the present meeting eclipses any iormer sratherine or wneeimen in America n not in the world. Every bicycle club In the city has thrown doors open for the visitors and imnrTT Vmanitalitv rinsHihle is extenaea them. Representatives are present from nearly every stat in ine union. IRON WORKS RESUME. Bv Telegraph to The News. CLEVELAND, Aug. 4. As a result of the signing of the amalgamated .nia at Ynunestown. Ohio, yesterday the Mahoning Valley Iron Company J resumed operaiionts mm mui uui$. .- - Many other firms promise to start up again in the near future. - - A PRESENT FOR US. By Telegraph to The News. ROME, Aug. 4. The Minister of War has sent ta the United States em bassy as a present to the American government the last models of .the rifle musket. adopted by the Italian army. WAGED ALL NIGHT. Battle Betwetn Strikers and the Min ers Still at Work in the Pennsyl vania nines Much Excitement and Large Crowds In Camp, but no Dis order and no Drunkenness; By Telegraph to The News. PITTSBURG, Pa.. Aug. 2. The bat- tie of the strikers to induce De Armltt's men to come out was waged all through the night last night and until morning with apparently no further gain over last week. The marchers at 9 o'clock j this morning in the vicinity of Turtle Creek numbered fifteen hundred men. If the reports received here this after noon are true there will be thirtv-flve hundred men on the ground by 4 o'clock this afternoon. They will try to impress De Armitt's men and In duce them io ;uit work. Other bodies have arrived here every fe minutes during the morning. The men continue to keep in good order. v hlch means a long light. Not a stri ker during the marching has shown any sign of intoxication. Plum Creek a;id other mines were visited and at Oak Hill there was a big demonstra- ti n, but none of the miners have quit at Sandy Creek. The officers claim a hundred men are at work, while the st-ikers report only twenty-two. A procession left Turtle !reek two thousand strong for the mass meeting at McCrea school house this afternoon. The procession was headed by ' four b. ass bands. RACE WAR IN TEXAS. Two Negroes Killed and a Number of Others Shot at a Stone Quarry. By Telegraph to The News. ORANE, Tex., Aug. 2. A squad of negroes- who had been working on the Kansas City, Houston and Galveston railroad, near West Lake, La., were re cently transferred to the stcne quarry m.'ar Thorn beck. Whites of the neigh borhood objected to the r.egioes being employed in the quarry. At midnight a pitched battle occurred between -the whites and negroes. Two of the negroes were mortally wounded, and several others were 1ms seriously shot. Knives, guns and pis tols were used in the melee. HARD ON IMPORTERS The New Tariff Almost Breaks up the Foreign Novelty Business. By Telegraph to The News. NEW YORK, Aug. 2. Some import ers of fancy goods and novelties com plain of the great hardship worked on them by the new tariff. Some say the new regulations will drive them out of business. Collector of the Port Bid well -has warned appraisers to be very careful regarding over-valuation and to en force the law of under-valuatlon with as. little hardship to the importers as possible. The. new tariff raises the' duty so much on many classes fit Bnc goods,. which are manufactured etiusiv;!y In Europe, that it serio'isl cripples the entire business in this country. FOUGHT IN A CHURCH. The Pastor Said It Was a Church and Community of Liars. By Telegraph to The News. CAMDEN ,N. J., August 2 There was almost a riot in the Memorial Methodist Protestant church here, caused by Pastor Pettitt declaring that. "there are liars in this church, and the whole community is a set of liars," to which Trustee Morgan took exception, rising to protest. Another trustee started to put Morgan out, and Mor gan showed fight. The prompt inter ference of others prevented a serious riot. FITTED OUT IN STYLE. New Expeditions to Klondyke Char ter Their Own Steamers, and Carry Every Convenience. Rv TeleeraDh to The News. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Aug. 2. Now that the first great rush to the Klon dike gold fields is over, organized par ties are forming to go in style, charter ing steamers, to carry them up the Yukon river with every appurtenance of comfort and all the most modern appliances for prospecting and gold finding. A number of companies have been or ganized to send parties of miners to the new gold fields, and stock is sold read ily to investors. Some of the wealthy men of the Pacific coast section have caught the gold fever and are going to Klondyke themselves. TROUSER-MAKERS STRIKE. Three Thousand Went Out This Morn, ing Make Only $6 a Week By Telegraph to The News. NEW YORK. August 2. Three thou sand trouscr-makers struck to-day to enforce the increase of piece-work prices, so as to enable them to earn about ten dollars weekly each. The week's work is fifty-nine hours. Near ly all the strikers are members of Pants-Makeis' Union, No. 1. Since last fall the prices for making trousers have been reduced so that the operators who work steadily every day make on ly about six dollars a week. They claim that they cannot support them selves and families on this pittance. GUARDING AGAINST SMALL POX. By Telegraph to The News. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 3. Every effort is being made to protect the va rious towns from the small pox thai prevails in Birmingham and Atlanta. Quarantine regulations have been adopted. A WILD CAT IN HER ROOM. A lady just returned from a visit In Pitt county, reports to the Reflector a thrilling experience. The house she was visiting was near a skirt of woods. One morning about day the lady was awakened by a terrible noise and commotion in her room. Looking up to learn the cause she saw the house cat and a large strange ;at fighting. The cats found the floor too small for them and mounted the wash stand, bureau and even the bed in their scuffling, and as to the noise any one who ever heard a cat fight can imaeine what It was. - The large wild cat had come out of the woods and made an attack upon the house cat. and when the latter fled into the house through an. open win dow was bold enough to follow Into the room, where the family killed it behind a trunk. TiifiriNV HAt.I. MORTGAGED. Tammany Hall, New York, has been mortgaged to tne ucnirai rrusi jom , onv fnr 4143 GOfi renavable in ten years at 4 per cent. The mortgage n-o a clmH hv Thnmfl.q L. Feltner. Grand Stchem. and Peter F. Meyer, Treasurer or tne 'iainmany owieiy. VOLUME XLIF NUMBER 2276 COLLOU'S PROTEST. He Says flcKinley Has Refused to Recognize His Constituents -Hanna had Fixed the Slate In Advance Cullom Told the President the Chi cago Gang Were not Worth a Snap for Anything. By Telegraph to The News. WASHINGTON. Aug. 4. Senator Cullom, of Illinois, has written a let ter to hla constituents in Illinois de nouncing the appointments - made so far by President McKinley. He says in this public communication that the whole of southern Illinois has gone un recognized In the matter of appoint ments, notwithstanding his urgent ap peals, during which he-told the Prest- ' dent that the "gang he was appointing In Chicago was not worth a snap for politics or anything else." Continuing, he says the appoint ments for the State were all promised by Chairman Hanna, of the Republican .National committee, before the elec tion, and when he came to the Presi dent to ask the appointment of his con stituent? to some of the positions of importance, he was told that place af ter place had already been decided upon. The letter will create quite a sensa tion in political circles. Though a number of the Senators have been snubbed by the President and feel very sore over the neglect of them in appointments to office, Senator Cullom Is the first to pour out his woes in an open letter. MINERS GAINED A POINT. - The Strike Situation nine Operators Seem Indifferent Life In the Camps Reduced to a System. By Telegraph to The News. PITTSBURG, Aug. 4. The miners gained another success at Plum Creek this morning in Inducing twenty more miners to their ranks. The committees are working industriously In the houses of the miners first to enlist the sym pathy of the women and then the men are more easily Induced to follow. Tha strikers are turning their attention en tirely to the diggers, knowing if they come out the other employes will be forced to follow. TRYING TO KEEP THE MINES OPEN. The New York and Cleveland Gas Company are making every effort to keep the mines going. They claim that all the Plum Creek miners are work ing. Before the strikers came to the mines they say the output was forty cars daily, and they claim the output yesterday was thirty-nine cars. The closing of the mines Is expected by the strikers in the next few days. MARCHED TO PLUM CREEK. The march to Plum Creek mine was begun at 1 o'clock this morning by the campers at center schoolhouse. They were reinforced by large bodies from Sunday and Turtle Creeks. They ar rived at the mines at 3 o'clock, remain ing until 6 o'clock this morning, when the marcn back to the camp was be gun, taking with them m triumph 20 diggers. The campers at Sandy Creek are quiet. The mine is practically shut down. The output does not exceed two cars daily. The normal output Is sev- enty-nve cars. The statement by the miners that only two men are working at the Oak tim mme may be true, in that case the output of eight cars claimed Mon day and Tuesday will be reduced to cne a day. f - THE OUTPUT REDUCED. The demonstration against the De Armitt mines has had the effecto t re ducing the capacity from three hundred and forty cars a day to forty cars dal ly. The probability is a further reduc tion win take place. The campers at Turtle Creek were on the march at 3 o'clock this morning. They-went to the oak Hill mine and marched back at 6:30 o'clock and had breakfast. LIFE IN CAMP. The camp life has been reduced to tt system. A hundred men were sent to Plum Creek to-day and 300 were sent home, leaving 600 in camp. They have been divided into companies of 100 each, under a lieutenant. Provisions seem plentiful. The camp will be po liced by strikers sworn In by Burgess Treat as borough police. ihe hearing of the case aeainnt TV- lan and other miners' union offlrlaln charged with rioc and unlawful assem blage is set for 3 o'clock this afternoon. It is thought the case will be dropped by the defendants giving bail to appear in court and a plea of nolle prosequi being entered later. OPERATORS INDIFFERENT. One notable feature of the strlko ha been the absence of effort by the op erators to get their mines working. There has been no meeting by them to consider tne situation, nor has there been an attempt to start the mine with new men. This Is explained to-day by one an. erator, who said he was BatUflfxl tn have the strike continue un til January. as he hail enough coal to last him. or couia get it at a price which will ena ble mm to make a profit. The lower river markets are reported as well stocked by reason of the almost con tinued navigation from January until Julv. Larec utooka Viov. a Mil mil Iated'. . . , m ANOTHER SUGAR TRUST ORGAN ISED. The Gluco Sugar Reflnlne Comnuv. with an authorized canital stork nf $40,000,000, was Incorporated at Trenton, in. j., yesteraay. une company is em powered to make sugar from corn, and aiso to manufacture all the products of corn. The principal place of busi ness will be Jersey City. on a suit of Georee F. Hardin, nf Chicago, who claims, with his father, to hold $250,000 stock in the American oiucose company, an injunction was issued by an Illinois court yesterday restraining that company from discon tinuing the manufacture of glucose or selling out to tho trust. FINE CROP PROSPECTS. The weekly weather crop report shows that the week has generally been favorable. Showers occurred the first days of the week, followed 'by warm, dry, sunny weather, which will not prove Injurious If proper seasons occur early In August. Crops are be ginning to need rain again, and in a few counties which received the" least rainfall' last week are beginning to suffer. In general crop conditions are now excellent; In some counties, espe cially fine. Though cotton is shedding some, the damage so far Is insignifi cant. The early corn crop is made. The general prospects for the State at present could hardly be bettered. TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S TALK. "The number of our warships must be doubled and trebled," says Assist ant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt. W e want mare- ships and more offi cers and moijnen to man them. Battle-ships, armored cruisers and vessels of the torpedo class the more we have the better." And so on and so on, with all the expansive vr-Subllity of a hare brained, imaginative boy-man," lay ing plans to squander other people's money. New York World. BACK FROM BRUNSWICK. Architect F. P. Mllburn returned this morning from Brunswick, Ga.. where he wnt to let the contract for the new $40,000 court house to be erected there. There were six bidders, but the com mittee decided to defer the award of the contract until after the county bond election, which occurs August 27th.