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JT WILL tU DCU U3 Uwl V A w jvw "J we will sell you an all wool ... before you can buy uioining Trill fitnrlr h in,? ,n: 4 l i assage of the new tariff and 'itamtTtfalftuitl ii' FIRST BLOOD. . ilarching Miners Intercepted by Sher iff and Deputies A Fight Ensues in Which One Miner Was Badly Injur ed by One of the Deput es. By Telegraph to The News. PITTSBURG, Aug. 13.-The striking miners started to march to the Plum Creek mines, owned by the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company, at 5 o'clock this morning. They were met in the road by Sheriff Lowry and his deputies, who ordered them to go no further. Uriah Bellingham, one of the leaders of the marchers, tried to push his way past the deputies. In the scuffle which ensued James Mott, a member of the band, was cut seriously over the eye by Harry Steward, one of the deputies. causing the first bloodshed of the strike. WOMEN MISSIONARY WORKERS. Bodies of marchers started from Tur tle Creek for Oak Hill and Spring Hill this morning in defiance of the injunc- lon, but nothing has been heard from them. About 2 o'clock this mornine some of the deputies doing duty at the Mum Creek mines were called from the center school to disperse a crowd of Hungarians. Mary Haas went to one of the camps and aroused 15 Hungarians to accom panying her on missionary work. The crowd got a good start before the news of their movement was conveyed to the De Armitt deputies. After much chas- ng the deputies managed to catch up with the crowd. They were dispersed. AN INTERNATIONAL PLOT. Anarchists Said to Have Arranged a Plot to Murder the Heads of Gov ernment. By Telegraph to The News. MILAN, Aug. 13. Three anarchists were arrested here to-day and a num ber of documents and a quantity of bombs were found in thtir possession. The articles were seized. Among the papers found were letters written by Casiero, who murdered Carnot, and Acciarito, who attempted to kill King Humbert. The anarchists were panic- stricken as a result of these arrests. Many have fled to Rome. In other cit ies the police allege that they have found evidence of an international plot of anarchists to kill the heads of gov ernments and other) prominent person ages.' SENTENCED TO DEATH. The Anarchist Who Assassinated Canovas Condemned by a Court flartial. By Telegraph to The News. MADRID, Aug. 16. Michael Anglolil lo, the anarchist assassin of the Span ish premier, Canovas del Castillo, was tried by courtmartial yesterday at Ver gara and immediately found guilty. He was sentenced to death. WILL SUPPORT AZCARRAGA. By Telegraph to The News. LONDON, Aug. 16. A dispatch from Madrid gays the Conservative leaders have decided to support General Az carraga as provisional president of the Council of Ministers, who will remain at the head of the Spanish government. ANARCHISTS NOT- ALLOWED TO LAND.. By Telegraph to The News. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. Commis sioner of Immigration Powderly pro poses to prevent all anarchists from landing in the United States. He will prevent the landing at New York of the well known "Reds" who were driven from France, Spain and Italy by the action of the Continental powers. Pla nas, the leader of the Spanish anarc hists, who was conducted to Havre by the Jrench" officials, and who was ship ped to New York, will be the first case. Immigration officials at all of the seaboard points have been notified to watoh for anarchists headed this way. TO COME SOUTH. It is said by those who have good op portunities to judge that fifty thousand families will be added to the South's population in the next twelve months. Of these fifty thousand probably 60 per cent will be from the northwest, while the remainder will come from the middle States. Pennsylvania and New "igland. These figures show that the raze for the northwest is past, and tv.nt ovon the comfort-loving Pennsyl- uniiaira that thpv have a better chance at true living below Mason and Dixon's line than in the Keystone State. Southern Progress. EXCHANGE SELLING AT 136. By Telegraph to The News. CITY OF MEXICO, Aug. 18. New York exchange sold at 136 premium to day, but the majority or the transac tions were at 134 and 135. It is believ ed here that silver has not reached it? "lowest level. MATCH INVENTOR DEAD. Bv Telegraph to The News. LONDON Aug. 13.-Sir Isaac Holden Bart aged 91. the inventor of the Lu cifer match' died at his home at Oak worth House, Keighley, Yorkshire, to dav. - WWW fe- US represent our goods JUil PAY -YOU 3 it of Clothes- a9 little well made S at i stffar it. nnm Out as uusap ft H1 h . revelation 01 IQi Jine? KA 9 our stock was.bocg&t N?ct "1f s Vv i BOMB FOR FAURE. An Attempt to Assassinate the Pies ident of France as He Departs for . a Visit to the Czar. By Telegraph to The News. PARIS, Aug. 18. The departure of President Faure of France on a visit to the Czar of all the Russias, at St. Petersburg, to-day, was marked by a scene of the greatest excitement, ac companied by the circulation of the wildest kind of rumors. After his departure a bomb exploded along the route the president had fol lowed to the station. Although no damage was done, the most intense excitement prevails. It is rumored that "the explosion of the bomb was an attempt to assassin ate President Faure, the explosion hav ing been ten minutes later than was in tended. The bomb was cylindrical in form, the covering being of yellow pape. and was filled with gun powder mixed with long-head nails. Experts upon exami nation of the infernal machine says the bomb was a comparatively harmless affair. An official investigation is in prog ress. After the assassination of Canovas del Castillo by the anarchist Golli a few days ago one of the anarchists stated that President Faure would be the next victim. AN ANARCHIST ARRESTED. By Telegraph to The News. LONDON, Aug. 18 A dispatch from Paris this afternoon says a man named Periar was arrested yesterday on the train on which President Faure arrived from Havre. The prisoner had a loaded revolver in his pocket, and is known to be a dangerous anarchist, who Vis al ready served a term of two years" im prisonment for having in his possession an infernal machine. PINSREE TO THE BANKERS He Tells Them We Mutt Have Bi- metaiism by International Agree ments By Telegraph to The News. DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 13. The American Bunkers' Association up-heu its annual convention here yesterday with delegates present from all parts of the United States. Governor Pingree welcomed the del egates. Speaking of the curitncy question, he said the demonetization of silver reduced the available amount of primary money one-half. To reme dy this state of affairs it is sought to etfect an agreement among the na tions whereby the unit measure may again be in siiver and gold at a certain ratio. He said the use of gold in the. arts would cause a stringency in the money market. He recommends the taxing of manufactured gold and said he favored more stringent laws to com pel corporations to allow honest compe tition and to prevent the omission of honest obligations. President Lowry, of the association, congratulated the members on the tri umph of the gold standard, approved the Indianapolis monetary conference, and said if returning prosperity is not here it is on the way. He made the statement that the association had lost 340 members by the new schedule of membership dues. AN DREE HEARD FROM. Had a Good Journey Northward-fles- sage Sent by Carrier Pigeon. By Telegraph to The News. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 17. The steamship Aiken, spoken in latitude 80 degrees 47 minutes, reports that one of the sailors shot an exhausted pigeon and tied between the bird's legs was the following message: "To Aftonbladet: Eighty-two de grees passed; good journey northward. "ANDREE." The message was brought to Advent Bay August 11th by the steamship Ex press, which is conveying the Lerner polar expedition. Lerner spoke the Ai ken July 20th. GOLLI MAY DIE TODAY No Telegraphic Communication Con cerning Him Allowed. By Telegraph to The News. MADRID, Aug. 18. The Spanish gov ernment has forbidden all telegraphic or telephonic communications relative to Angiollilo, or Golli, the assassin of Canovas del Castillo. It is understood he will be executed to-morrow or Fri day. The visit of Gen. Azcarraga, acting premier and minister of war, to the Queen Regent at St. Sebastian is re garded as important in view of the fact that he is known to have express ed the belief that a definitely consti tuted ministry is necessary to deal with the situation, especially in view of the arrival here of the new United States minister, Mr. Woodford. TELLER OPPOSES A COMBINA TION WITH REPUBLICANS. DENVER, Col., Aug. 14. Senator Teller arrived here yesterday. In an interview he expressed himself as strongly opposed to a combination of the Silver Republicans with McKlnley Republicans in this State this fall. On the money question he said: "It is the purpose undoubtedly of this administration to retire the green backs and Treasury notes and perfect a system by which the nation banks will be authorized to issue all paper money. Their next move win De to re tire silver and then bank notes will not be legal tender. What will be the re suit? The administration will have succeeded in making gold the only monev bv which debts can be paid. All debts will have to be paid in the yel low metal." THE LIFE OF VANCE. "The Life of Vance," wriften and published by Major Clement Dowd, of Charlotte, is an exceedingly interesting publication and a valuable addition to tha historic literature or this htaie, Major Dowd had excellent advantages for this work, for. having Deen ior years associated with the-man of whom the writes, he knew him well, and un derstood him perhaps as few unoer s'ood birr., as well known as he was. The story as told by Major Dowd is as inteiestlhs as- a romance, aitnougn there is no romancing in it, but when we read it we can well understand why Zebulon Vance had such a powerful hold on the people of his own State and why he was so much respected by the people of other States who came into contact with him. Wilmington Star. GIANT ON THE 'VARSITY TEAM. A correspondent states tnat tne tnte TTniversitv fortf ball team is to 'fcjw&S- a-meTrtberwmianf Atfstirr the He is 6 feet H inches high, -wergne is:;.3 ? - r.hrA Vyorft&i'fa the vervYteVtsf saae'ansafua- LjulaTljff ec.t:e ', ip,-.. .teavjr-satin or rfw4.iT.-."iu "U- xvVt from the lat--senatofTal "ngnTln-Ken,- tucny, u-ui.e jhj. : I 240 pourulsza -ieaxs .old, -and can carf f fty Telegraph to Tha NewC - .t J A W- &1&i&nrffiV& failure .tetber ratnaratesbraHJhadi THE PRINCE'S 'COOP.' The Duel with the Italian Counta Sue cessful Bid for Popularity In France The Orleanlst Pretender to J he Throne of France Suddenly Becomes a Hero. Writing to the New York Journal of the duel between the Count of Turin and Prince Henri of Orleans, Raol Du val says: "In the gray, light of early morning the royal representatives of France and Italy faced each other, and after twenty-six minutes of fighting the Count of Turin was declared the victor. "Now all France watches by the bedside of Prince Henri, while all Italy applauds the Count of Turin. "The former received two sword wounds, one of which may be serious. while the Count cf Turin escaped with a scratch. "The real victory, however, is every where regarded as belonging to Prince Henri, and the duel is likely to have fad'-reaching consequences. He was playing to an immense audience. He is a pretender to the throne of France, and the fight that occurred to-day was a direct outgrowth of his scheming. He now announces that he aims at the foundation of an equatorial empire. "He has caught the eye of France. By this one dramatic act he has attain ed amazing popularity among the French people, ever fond of theatrical effects. The announcements coming from his bedroom consist of patriotic utterances mixed, with statements of an alleged desire to extend the glory of France. "It is now admitted on the boulevards that what the Prince is aiming at is precisely that accomplished by Napo leon the achievement of Oriental glory as a preparation for the throne of France. "The whole cause of the duel was his entering into an alliance with the King of Abyssinia, who whipped the Italians there last year. "The affair has a" decided Franco Russian aspect. Prominent at the fight this morning was Nicolas Leontieff, whom King Menelik has commissioned governor general of the equatorial provinces of Ethiopia. Prince Henri is his right-hand man, the two repre senting Russia and France, working with Menelik with an aim to found a great empire in Northern Africa, allied against Italy, England and other powf ers. "The duel of this morning has done more to advertise Prince Henri and depict him in the attitude of a defend er of national glory than anything he could have accomplished in years. In this respect it is joyfully welcomed by all Orleanists. So great is the force of public opinion aroused by the duel and so sudden is the popularity of this young man that President Faure has given instructions to be hourly in formed of his condition." PEA"E AND PLENTY. Fine Crop Prospects Watermelon Championship Goes to Steel Creek -Other Crop News. Farmers are all wearing a smile at the prospect of good crops. With coih tinned good seasons this will be a land of plenty for this year ut least. The streets to-aay were dotted with wagons loaded with all Kinds of pro duce, such as watti melons, eante loupes, peaches, apples, vegetables in abundance, etc. Mr. L. W. Williamson, of Steel Creek, brought to the News office the champion watermelon of the season. It weighed eighty pounds. He was very anxious to turn it over to the News to be sent to Bryan, but the young man to whom he had promised it some time ago declined to allow him to do so. Mr. J. M. Grice, of Paw Creek, had one of the finest loads of melons seen here this season. They were upland melons and averaged over fifty pounds each. Mr. R. A. Pucket brought to the News and Times some very line specimens of sivest potatoes. Two of them wtighed live pounds. Let everybouy rejoice and give thanks for the prospect of peace and plenty in the land. AWFUL FATE FOR CHICAGO. By far the most astonishing papers rtad at the convention of American scientists at Detroit yesterday were those by Prof. Gilbert and Dr. Spencer, of Washington. Dr. Spencer, by bold, logical reason, proved that the course of the lakes was steadily changing. Reckoning a long distance in the fu ture, both Prof. Gilbert and Dr. Spen cer agreed that the Niagara river and falls will cease to exist, and that the courpe of the water from the lakes will be over what is now Chicago toward the Mississippi river. Dr. Spencer said: "It is specially important at Chicago, because that city stands on a low plain near the level of Lake Michigan, and close by there is a divide so low that the waters of Lake Michigan will nat urally find a discharge to the Missis sippi." The doctor asserted that Detroit would be the first to go, and that the overwhelming disaster at Johnstown would be as nothing compared to the future catastrophe, unless the city fathers made preparations to prevent it. His basis of reckoning was that tha gorge at Niagara was forming at the rate of a foot a year, and disaster was certain. NEW BUILDING FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB INSTITUTE. Mr. R. A. Grier, one of the trustees of the Morganton Deaf and Dumb In stitute, returned Tuesday from a meet ing of the executive committee at that place. The principal business transact ed was the accepting of Architect Sloan's plans for the new $20,000 build ing. Treasurer Worth has agreed to nay enough of the special appropriation for this r'irpope to enable the trustees to have the brick made on the insti tute's grounds, so that work can begin next spring'. AND NOW IT IS IN NEW YORK. By Telegraph to The News. BATAVIA, N. Y.t Aug. 14. Frank Holcomb, the big nogro who attacked Cora Rhodes, aged fourteen, on May 20th. wns lar1d ffely at Batavia to day. The officers eluded a crowd of farmers who were bent upon lynching him. ENGINE PLUNGES THROUGH A TRESTLE. By Telegraph to The News. ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 16. It is re ported here that a locomotive at the government works at Tybee Island, near Savannah, fell through the tres- that the SIcKInleyDewaerata-we; I- 8eFto .hanronto.Uieir -official -place, tie this morning and several persons I , , -. - . ; werekiirea7 : - t LPy ffitegrapK- to.-Theewj. . T, ., , were.. jjlZ C,U vtofiTQiAtrsr. 4TtThomas (j. c-rof ire in. tuon To.n ir . I Clark, of NetwaskattK&vtkraTrnShb fRepuwicans. .as, a greax. many .ate-. niOT'-TromTHe Officer ir am shof'Tuip l rArolffdy- A"Sne tfouriTy. a yo l-Kmter.Xm0c4t facahw such lnur-wk.aA;-i XTe-wfin "Is u"o!r6sed lo'Yiavte I named Dock Miller shot an yrfnT?!U - TORN THEM OUT. The Pope Threatens the Noble Duel lists With Excommunication Both Wounded In the Sunday florning Contest. -, By Telegraph to The News. LONDON, Aug. 16. A dispatch from Rome says It is reported there that the Pope will excommunicate Prince Henri of Orleans and the Count of Turin, as dueling is forbidden by the Roman Catholic church. PARIS, Aug. 16. Prince Henri d'Or leans passed a quiet night. His condi tion is considered satisfactory by his physicians. Gen. Albertone, who challenged Prince Henri, but gave way to Count Turin, has withdrawn his challenge. The Count of Turin and Prince Henri of Orleans fought a duel with swords at 5 o'clock yesterday morning in the Bois du Marechaux, at Vancressan. M. Leontieff acted as umpire. The fight ing was most determined and lasted 26 minutes. There were five engagements, of which two were at oiose quarters. Prince Henri received two serious wounds in th right shoulder and the right side of the abdomen. The Count of Turin was wounded in the right hand. VIRGiN A DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. A Large and Harmonious Session Strong Nominatioas and the Chicago Platform Endorsed -Senatorial Pri mary Defeated. A Roanoke special of 12th Inst, to the Richmond Dispatch says: The Virginia Democracy, in conven tion assembled here, refused tonight by a vote of 850 to 690, to endorse the plan looking to the nomination of United States Senators by primaries. This was about the It important act of one of the largest and most representa tive political conventions in the his tory of the State, and closed by far the most interesting fight of the busy days' session. The result of this contest, in which some of the ablest of the party leaders took parts, was not surprising, as the subject had only been agitated for a few weeks. ' The election of the party's standard bearers was completed early in the af ternoon, when, after a five-hours' fight with a field of six entries, Hon. A. J. Montague, of Danville, was nominated for Attorney-General. The brilliant young lawyer who has but recently giv en up the office of District-Attorney, led from the start, and gained steadily until the third ballot, when his nomi nation was made unanimous and by acclamation before the foot of the roll was reached. The. last hours of the convention were more interesting than the first. There were no speeches of any considerable length, but an abundant display of ora tory, ;in nominating and seconding speeenes, and in the discussion of the senatorial primary question. The?attendance through the greater part Of the morning session was quite large,! and the vote for Attorney-General spowed that every one of the 1,548 delegates was present or accounted for Jt ii the consensus of opinion that I th lis wis one of the best conventions I ever held in the State. It was com posed of the best men from every sec tion of the Commonwealth; its delib erations were mature and sober, and there was very little display of feel ing. The ticket nominated Tyler, Echols, and Montague is regarded as one that could not have been surpassed. The re-election of Mr. Ellyson, as State Chairman, gives universal satisfac tion, and the platform is regarded as an exceptionally strong one. In brief, the work of the convention has been well done, and the party leaders and delegates return to their homes satis fied that what was done in Roanoke will receive the hearty endorsement of the people at the poll in November: Ail of the contests were conducted upon such a friendly plane that there is not left one pang of bitterness. The body adjourned justbefore 9 o'clock to night, and most of the visitors left for their homes before midnight. Major Taylor remains over here until tomor row. He has been receiving congrat ulations all day. CARBOLIC AGIO IN THE WE LL. An Attempt to Poison Hr. Robert Nixon's Family -A Demented Ne gro Burned to Death. Correspondence of The News. LOWESVILLE, Aug. 16. While Rob ert Nixon, Jr., of Triangle, was attend ing Rock-Springs comp meeting some one put a large quantity of carbolic acid in his well. Mr. Nixon Is one of Triangle's very best citizens and says he has not a known enemy in the world and why the attempt to poison himself and family is a mystery. The demented wife of Dan Orange, colored, was so badly burned as to cause her death last Tuesday. Several horses and mules have died suddenly recently here. The mail car rier's horse died Friday night. Hilliard Graham, colored, was at tacked and shot at by some colored boys while going foliis home near here one night this week, Graham says he knows the boys and will have them prosecuted. Hon. J. F. Reinhardt has the finest cotton we ever saw grown in this coun ty. Mr. Reinhardt is one of our very best farmers. A heavy wind and rain passed near here Wednesday evening. Much tim ber was blown down and lands were badly washed. REUNION OF AN OLD FAMILY. The annual reunion of the old Joseph senhour family took place in the up per part of Cabarrus county at the home of Mr. Mack Sim, Thu"oday, Au gust 12. Only "one of his children was present, a daughter, being the young est of four living children. There were also present twelve grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, being about one-fourth of the descendants of this family. A fine dinner was served and all enjoyed the day to the fullest extent. BARN BURNED.. The barn of Mr. J. B. Williamson, of Providence, was entirely destroyed by fire Thursday night. The loss will amount to at least $450. Mr. William- sen is the father of Mr. M. B. William son, clerk of the criminal court, and it was he that first discovered that the barn was one fire. This is the fourth loss by fire that Mr. Williamson has sustained in the past ten years. DIED OF A BROKEN HEART: 'f3-'iBfiV ars-":fi tertfe!it .the f iTewhh feeflafy 7 nHyrrurn?. varpnrgecrvwjin I been givft'ard'r-enu .i...,- , . vtncr-s.:odn -A-Wlnsftm special '-"BaVsf KtfwarH I siitri,?ttfmrHW'rrfO'n'- officers, and I HADE PERMANENT. Judges Stowe and Collier flake Their Injunction Against the Itinera Permanent--Miners Arrested in West Virginia for Violating Judge Jack son's Injunctions. PITTSBURG. Aug. 18. Judges Stowe and Collier handed clown their opinion in the miners' injunction case soon af ter 10 o'clock this morning. The decis ion makes permanent the preliminary injunction against the strikers. HAD NO GRIEVANCE. GREENSBURG, Pa.. Aug. 18. It is decided there will be no striKe at the Arona and Madison mines. Three hun dred miners held a meeting and only six voted to strike. They received the price for which the others are striking, and 'declared they had no grievance. It is said the Hermanic miners "will be given two days to return to work and after that time new men will be sent in. By Telegraph to The News. FAIRMOUNT, VV. Va., Aug. 18. Over a hundred striking miners, including the Rivesville band,, were arrested at 4 o'clock this morning at the Montana mine by United States deputy mar shals. They are charged with viola tion of the injunction issued by United States Circuit Judge Jackson. Arrangements are being made to transport the men to Clarksburg to ap pear before Judge Goff. Their fellow-strikers are in an angry mood and trouble is probable before the prisoners are landed in Clarksburg. THE VANGE OF VIRGINIA. Hon. John W. Daniel Endorsed for Re-election He Made a Gem of a Speech. The people of Virginia delight to hon or their favored son, Hon. John W. Daniels. He is to them what Vance was to us. Their recent state convention unanimously endorsed his course and recommended his re-election. He was given a great ovation and made this brief gem of a speech. He said: N "1 beg leave to impose myself upon you for a few moments for the purpose of being very brief, as I feel inadequate to express the devotion which I feel to wards you for the very generous man ner in which you approve my course, and for your recommendation of my re election. The Democratic party of Virginia has conferred upon me many official honors: to-day it is overwhelm ing with its regard and with its loving kindness. I would search in vain for any words which could give to you an expression of the thoughts I feel, but I can say that I am deeply rooted in de votion to the principles you represent and I appreciate the life-long friend ship which has stood by me in my struggles. The official honors and dig nities are not without their sweetness, but the day that 1 received at your hands a commission as Senator of the United .States was not a day half so sweet as to-day. This is the highest appreciation that could ever come to a man in this life; in that you have given me your free approbation. When po litical honors have become but as dust, wnen the glory of the battle has be come an echo of an earthy tale, my cniiareit. and I trust -my children cTi dren, may hand down to the genera lions hereafter that relic of my public life which was given-to me by the peo ple of old Virginia through you, their worthy and sovereign representatives. But I find no words to express my deep appreciation and my heartfelt grati tude." WHEAT AND SILVER. Winston Journal. With wheat up and silver down, the truth of that old law of supply and de mand radiates as brightly as the noon- daysun. wheat is up because the de mand is great and the supply is short Silver is down because the demand is not great. The one has a market be cause it is being used; the other has no market because -it is not being used. The cry from certain quarters is there is no need of silver. This cry can be logically met with the argument that there is no use for wheat. Gold has been made to supplant silver. Why should corn not be made to sup plant wheat? The answer comes that there is insufficient corn, and that it takes both to feed the world. The parallel is equally true of gold and silver. There is insufficient gold and it takes all of both to raise the business of the country to its proper standard. No, gold has not raised wheat up. but it has brought silver down. Let silver have a market and we will see the price go up like a flash. Give us more gold and more silver, The country is not likely to get too much of either. We must have more money. The demand for it is greater than the supply. Put the two metals on a parity and give them unlimited free coinage, without discrimination against either. DESTROYED WORKING MINERS PROPERTY. By Telegraph to The News. CUMBERLAND, Md., Aug. 17. Ac cording to information received here trouble is likely to occur among the miners at Corinth, W. Va., caused by the release of three Italians arrested charged with threatening to blow up the mine and brick plant of the Oak land Coal Company. Other strikers, armed with guns, went to the home of the six miners who had been at work and destroyed their property. CAUGHT IN MECKLENBURG. While inspecting the Mecklenburg county roads five miles above Char lotte, Mr. C. F. Gordon, superintendent of the York county chaingang, came face to face with Will Saunders, an escape from this county who gave the officers the slip on April 13th. Saunders was at work in Mecklenburg county as a farm hand, but he is now riding "a Georgia buggy" up and down York county's roads. Rock Hill Herald. SANTA FE TRAIN HELD UP. By Telegraph to The News. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Aug. 17. The south-bound passenger train on the Santa Fe railway was held up near Edmund, Okla., early this morning. The robbers made an unsuccessful at tempt to blow open the express safe. After securing $100 from the local safe they escaped. SYNDICATE CORNERS BARLEY. By Telegraph to The News. MILWAUKEE. Wris.. Aug. 17. Ope rators here say a wealthy syndicate has been formed In Chicago for the purpose of-cornering on barley. A number of operators caught short at 32 are now paying 10 cents more for barley. The rain which fell at harvest time has greatly injured the crops. EARLY KICKED OUT. The Bw-tie-OflntyPdimlists tiJtve tH"fletA-4Carly -u;f thrmlnty. - itt)r tHhl. VInfs UtAK. irtdfca- r J ana Observer. - faoJ y-.tA. , 1 eeh4j .j l.j-nr mrf; "tntr.Hi;;', x .1 i session here toaay -rK-s. 14 ung man. d killed- h imel fXvy 'njght.ft - a troT ftL. flie pres ence" or his sweetheart because ehe re to marry him. SENATOR GEORGES FUNERAL. The Body Lies In State in the Capitol j at Jackson. By Telegraph to The News. JACKSON, Miss.. Aug. 16. The re mains of the late Senator Geprge lay in state in the rotunda of the capitol until this afternoon, when they were removed to Carrollton for interment. It was his last request that he be buried beside his wiie. This wish will be respected. The body was escorted to the depot by all the State officials, the Capital Light Guards and the local order of Odd Fellows. Senator George was not a native of Mississippi, but had resided in the State since his eighth year. He was born in Monroe county, Georgia, on the 26th day of October, 1S26.. After the death of his father, which occurred in the senator's early infancy, he removed with his mother to Noxube county, Mississippi. He took an active part in the civil war, casting his lot with the South. He left the convention hall to be a captain in the Twentieth regiment of the Mississippi volunteers. He rose to the, rank of brigadier general of State troops before the close of the war. In 18T9 he was appointed to- the su preme bench and soon afterwards was elected chief justice, in which capacity he was serving his State when first elected to the United States senate in 1SS1. Had he been permitted to serve his entire term he would on the 4th of March, 1899, have completed his eighteenth year in the senate. He de clined a re-election a year ago on ac count of his health. AT WILLIAMS' CHURCH- Annual Sunday School Picnic Ad dresses by Rev. fir. Shaw, Prof. Grey and Rev. Jonas Barclay. Correspondence of The News. WILLIAMS CHURCH. Aug. 18. The annual Sunday school picnic was held at Williams Church yesterday. The morning exercises consisted" of selected songs by the Sunday school and ad dresses by able speakers. An address was delivered by Rev. Mr. Shaw, of Paw Creek. He delivered a special lecture, showing the children the im portance of loving their Savior and their duty to their parents. He also spoke on the importance of education. He was followed by Prof. Grey, of Huntersville, superintendent of public instruction. Prof. Grey made a splen did talk in his usual graceful and in teresting style, showing how schools build up neighborhoods, and the im portance of education. Everybody was invited to a well filled table at the dinner hour, which was well served. Rev. Jonas Barkley, the pastor, was master of ceremonies. After dinner a game of baseball was played between the teams of Martin dale and Whitewash. The score was 9 to 7 in favor of Martindale. The deacons' and elders' institute will meet at Williams Church on -August 31st. A series of meetings will begin at Williams Church the first week in Sep tember. Evangelist William Black, of Monroe, is expected to assist in the services. FROM HOPEWELL Interesting Ball Game Newsy -Notes and Items of Personal Interst. (Correspondence of the News.) HOPEWELL, Aug. 17. The young people of Hopewell have quit work and are now enjoying the hot days in the shade or at some pleasure gather ing. A number of young men attended the campmeeting at Rock Springs last week. They report a pleasant trip. Misses Mabel and Madge Stin son, of Statesville, are visiting at Rev. R. D. Stinsons. Miss Mary Belle Mills, of Mooresville, is visiting Miss Mary Moore. Miss Essie Todd, of Charlotte, is visiting at Mr. John Houston's. Mr. Adrian Sample who has been spending some weeks at his father's near Hopewell, will return to Florida soon. An interesting game of baseball was played last Saturday between the "Kids" and "Sluggers," resulting in a score of 8 to 7 in favor of the "Kids." The chief feature of the game was good work by Abernethy the "Kids" stocky catcher. The bat teries were McElroy, Craven and Abernethy, Blythe and Parks. Hope well and Whitewash play next Satur day on the Hopewell diamond. A SURE TEST OF CHARACTER. Christian Advocate. The way in which a man recovers from one of his own blunders is a sure test of character. If he finds that he has made a mistake, he will either say so in so many words, or else he will wriggle and twist to avoid a con fession. The former is the only man ly course. There is nothing humiliat ing in acknowledging an error of judg ment or of conduct. A magnanimous nature finds relif in saying explicitly: "I was wrong." But it is not everyone that is magnanimous. The small folk who virtually lay claim to infallibility back from the admission of mistake upon their part as if it were a deroga tion from the dignity of their charac ter. TO THE SOUTH POLE. The Belgian antarctic expedition, under Lieut. Adrien de Gerlache, of the Belgian navy, sailed yesterday in rpite of all the delay due to the origi nal financial deficiency, and there is no reason now to expect a fruitless voy- e for the Belgica, says the Record. That strong vessel, specially strength ened for ice navigation, has been pro visioned for a three years cruise, and a laboratory has been built on her deck. There is a good chance of the expedition making a timely landing on Cape Adare. where Borchgrevinek as sures the antarctic explorers that they can establish a fine wintering head quarters. The Belgica will scarcely reach the cape at the time first ex pected, October 15, the commencement of the austral season. The party must remain in Antartica until next year if it is to accomplish anything of ac count. THE CAMPAIGN IN OHIO. Whatever may be the result of the voting in Ohio next November it is now quite apparent that the Repub licans, in addition to the prestige of a natural Republican Statev are to have some extraordinary advantages over their Democratic opponents. But a few days ago the managers of the goUl Democracy in Ohio held a con vention and decided to place a State ticket in the field, and now the Pop ulists have, taken similar action and. despite all the efforts of the national headquarters to bring about a fusion of the anti-Republican forces the cam paign of Gov. Bushnell for re-election and that of Mr. Hanna for his return Xo the deflate are . to Jiare a disunited m) tuition. tWhaxiKt oil-; fast, v.- NOYEJa ilYATEMLON -CONTEST. i Ained. ipea;are gtearri.mg tsvo. nor- jjjOiUsjJuelonM,., m whithssjrosti-Dl- tne at-ar .it iney ,i- aa, wtt.' as sbucq ,ther WODerty .beKoagtog Kfafarmfra in Jtlid- 3. eixctylja .beniAtake. one of thon;jcns-tittftiy. onn Henrjj Mwh,wiio; reeWtP from , Ma..-ntjvinirnporting melon edwit.br Mm Th other, like its ewn r..bnir: Cor nyal W.iaJlvtv. JUarge wafers have, been niadfc -on;;aeh: side as ,t6'hivhmeion - wiH be the larger. Eax'irtan fears some one wUl destroy his - melon In order to win the bet against ""It," and each has hired men with shotguns to prevent such an'end ing. Jacksonville (Fla.) Dispatch. ARM ATTACK. Congressman Grbsvenor, Hanna' Right Hand Man, Says Civil Service Commissioners Violate the Law, and Charges that Criminals are Harbored by the Civil Service Regulations. Correspondence of the News. WASHINGTON. Aug. 16 Boss Han na's man, Dick, may be relieved of th management of the Hanna campaign in Ohio. He has got himself the ill will of the Republican magnates for having bungled his work bribing cer tain Ohio Populists. Instead of using cash, he was thoughtless enough, to have used checks and these disagree able proofs of bribery have gotten Into the wrong hands. The magnates afore said expected Dick to arrange for the nomination of a Btraight Populist State ticket in Ohio, and for other -Populist assistants to the Republican State and legislative tickets, especially tha latter, but they didn't expect him to do it so clumsily as to be caught at It. Am no 'explanation has been or can be put forward by Dick that will satisfy an intelligent and unprejudiced mind that he has not ben engagtd in wholesale . bribery, it is believed in Washington that Boss Hanna will seek to escape re- " sponslbillty for the bribery by pretend ing to rebuke Dick by taking the man agement of the campaign out of his hands. Dick's bribery has greatly strengthened Democratic hopes of de feating Hanna. THE NAVY YARD. "Teddy" Roosevelt has shown that the limit of his versatility has not yet been reached by assuming the role of official whitewashes His letter exon erating Constructor Bowles, who has charge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and who was charged with - political and other favoritism In running that yard, gives Mr. Bowles an unusually thick coat of whitewash. But there Is one black streak-that "Teddy" may have; put in as a sort of tip to Mr. Bowles. It is the following language in "Ted- dy's" official letter: "The attention of Constructor Bowles will be especially called to-that part of Commander Da vis' report (Davis was the efficer de tailed to make the investigation) warn ing him as to being sometimes over harsh and following too impllclty the recommendations of leading men and quartermen." Notwithstanding "Ted dy's' 'whitewash, the New York Trib une said editorially since the publica tion of "Teddy's" alleged opinion: "Politics In the Navy Yard cannot be too strongly condemned. The deplora ble condition of the Brooklyn dry docks and the consequent sending of the In diana to Halifax, form an impressive object lesson." A prominent Naval of ficer remarked after reading the above: "Roosevelt and WTiltelaw Reid ought to hold an executive session and try to get. together on Brooklyn Navy Yard matters." GROSVENOR'S UNSPOKEN SPEECH It is a fact of more than passing Im portance that the bitterest public at tack ever made on the present civil ser vice system is contained in a fifty-column speech in one of the belated num bers of the Congressional Record, which was occasionally published up to last week for the purpose of giving members of Congress a chance to talk to their constituents through the medi um of "leave-to-print" speeches which purport to have been spoken on the floor.' This attack on the civil service system was prepared by Representa tive Orosvenor, of Ohio, the bosom friend of Mr. McKlnley and one of the lieutenants of Boss Hanna. In It he claims to have the records of 271 men who were criminals, but who secured offices under the clvii service rule, and accuse the civil service commission of violating the law daily. A DISCRIMINATING DUTY Ex-Secretary Carlisle and Ex-Asssist-ant Secrecary Hamlin made argu ments before the Attorney General against the application of the 10 per cent discriminating duty imposed by the Dingley tariff upon importations from Canada to importations from other countriy which come into the United Stages over a Canadian rail road. Messrs. "Carlisle and Hamlin represent New England Railroad and business interests. Secretary Gage asked the Attorney General for an opinion and will withhold his ruling until he gets it. CARLISLE'S ADVICE." Mr. Carlisle still has an idea that the gold Democrats should keep away from the regular Democrats and. he has advised the putting up of a gold Democratic ticket in every State In which an election Is to be held this year, and announced his Intention to drop his law practice long enough to go to Kentucky and speak for the gold Democrats. The regular Democrats smile at Mr. Carlisle's talk and say that there can be no future for a gold Democratic organization. MECKLENBURG'S FINF! CROPS. The Charlotte correspondent of the Wilmington Messenger writes: "Mecklenburg county is rejoicing this year over the finest crop prospect that she nas seen in years. The sea son, so far, is all that could have been wished, and all crops are in the most excellent and promising condition. Some of the finest and largest melons ever seen on the Charlotte market have been brought in this season. Melons weighing from 40 to 60 pounds have been common, and In one or two Instances they have leen brought In weighing In the neighorhood of 70 pounds. The farmer in this section truly has a right to look happy this year; for, with cotton on the upward tendancy and the prospect for an ex cellent yield of that staple, and all other crops as fine as could be desired. It seems as "f his condition was in deed promising." THE NEWS OF HUNTERSVILLE. Correspondence of The News. HUNTERSVILLE, Aug. 18. Last night Miss Emma Hunter entertained a number of her friends at her home from 8 to 11 o'clock with a lawn party. Miss Janie McClintock. of Charlotte: Miss Mary Maxwell, of Davidson, and Miss El ma irk patrick. of Sharon, are visiting friends here this week. A few of our business men will go to New York soon to buy their fall stocks. The baseball team would be glad to have a favorable reply to their chal lenge to play the Concord team in Charlotte soon. - Miss Mattie C. Hunter has accepted a position with 3: L. Choa & Co. She will be in the notion department. Mr. C. A. Walker, of Charlotte, will be In town for a few days this week. HOW ABOUT THE MOONSHINE STILLS? There were on the 1st day of August 575 registered distilleries In operation In the United States, daily capacity 255,970 gallons. There -were at that date 227 in operation in North Carolina with a daily capacity of only 2.521 -gallons. This is really only about one third of the registered distilleries. It .Would be interesting to know how many moonshine outfits there are In this State. Probably to say that there t-s.Te two for each registered distilleiy would not be an overestimate. There -is onlv one govern merit rtlat lllet-v In "Massachusetts, bflt it has a dally ca pacity or 4.800 gallons. Illinois has nine with 36,402 gallonsdaily capacity. .I-Oaucasian. - . "7THE PRODUCTION OF GOLD. ""Tie world's production of gold for the year 1896 is estimated by the Di- lciector of the Mint to have been 1205.- ,ow,wo. or which the United States contributed nearly one-quarter, says uradstreet. For the year 1897 tne bable gold product is estimate at S240.0OO,0OC. Increases are expected from all the principal producing coun tries, that from South Africa being re garded as the most important .in Hot of quality aad value. v nr lO AT OM i . -w. . - r s.