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1 t i i i It i I s I! 1' t , f4 1 11 i -' I1.. AFTER A VILLAIN. Officers Ran up on John Weddington, Who Attempted Rape on a Union County Girl,' But He Jumped From a Window and Escaped. He and His Companion Both Shot. The News has learned of heinous crime that was attempted in Union county several days ago. It has been kept quiet in hopes that the fiend would he caught. John Weddington, a hig black doub le! Jointed negro, has been work ing on Mr. John P. Morris place in Union county, near the dividing line between Mecklenburg and Union. Several days ago while Allie, the 17 year old daughter of Mr. Hobt. Fine her was some distance from her father's house, 8he wa.s approached by the ne gro Weddington, and he immediately made some indecent proposals. Tha gill started towards her home but Weddington grabbed her. She screamed and tbe negro brute caught her by the throat and threw her to thft ground. She finally got away from him and ran to the house and inform ed her parents of what had happened. A warrant was issued for Wedding ton and the deputy found him in a house in company with a negro by thft name of Mack Moscley. As soon as Weddington saw the deputy enter the door he showed fiht. There was a double barrel shot gun setting behind the door and he made a. grab for it. The deputy, who was armed with a Winchester fired and Weddington and his pal Moseley jumped through an open window. The deputy shot again and Weddington fell but rose running. The negro Moseley was also shot in the face. Uoth negroes were traced for many miles, but they finally got away from the officers and have not been seen or heard of since. There is much feeling in that sec tion over the occurrence, and if Wed dington or Mosely arc caught they will be given swift justice. Tr. !. R Unfile, of Ualeigh. form er State chemist, is here today on pri vate business.. It is stated that he will be at the head of a fertilizer company to be established at Winston. Sergt. Joe I... Orr has returned to his post, after ten days' vacation, which he Fpent on the banks of the Catawba river. He says he feels greatly re freshed after seeing the fin crops and having a good time generally. At the meeting held at Down's Bchoolhouse, near Providence church, twenty-nine accessions to the .various churches resulted. Providence receiv ing eleven accessions. liev. W. W. Orr and I lev. It. G. Miller conducted the meeting. NO WII1SKKV, JAIL. EMPTY. Clerk of the Court, Morrow, is back at his desk after a pleasant vacation spent in Highland county, Va in the Shcnrindoah Valley. He says not a drop of whiskey is sold in the county, and the county jail is empty. MARHIED IN FLORIDA. Mr. J. I!. Kirkpatrick, formerly of Sharon, this county, was married a few days ago to Miss Fannie Kussell of Florida. They will live near In verness, Flotilla, where Mr. Kirkpat rick now resides. He is a son of Mr, S. A. Kirkpatrick, of this county. PFTITTON FOR SNIPES' PARDON A petition asking for the pardon of Fam Snipes, who is on the chaingang for beating his wife, has been gotten up by Ids friends. It has more than one hundred names signed to it, including the brothe r of his wife. The pardon Is asked for in consider ation of the character of his wife. JWHAT-JIOAD IS AIIFAD .DE.TU.IS.? zell's ferry road is traveled more than any road coming into the city. His house is six miles from Charlotte and during one week recently there passed his house an average of 182 vehicles daily, or l.O'.U for the week. That is no small number. TUB KXHIHITS COUIFCTKD. The exhibits for the J tolling Fxposl tion of the Carolinas, which is to be put on the road in October, are now practically all secured, and are pre pared to be placed in position as soon as the car is re,idv. Mr. Moore has secured several of the finest specimens of melnim ever sent here; these will be placed in the car. ANOTHKR PANTS FACTORY. The News learns that a movement Is on foot for the establishment of another pants factory in Charlotte and that well-known and experienced men will be in the company. The capital stock is to be $2f,000 and it is understood that between $15,000 and $20,000 has already been raised. FIRE IN THE COUNTY. A house occupied by Milton Ross colored, on Mr. J,. H. Robinson's place about six miles from the city, was burned last night. Ross and his family escaped uninjured, but all of the household effects were burned. The origin nf the fire is unknown. Ross pays that there had been no fire about the house since supper. CHANCES AT THE GRADED SPIloni.. A meeting of the school board yes terday afternoon the following chang es were made: Misses Holland an Hirshinger, who have been teachinj the third and fourth grades, respec tively, were transferred to the seconi grade. Misses Rlooni and McClintock ui me second, were changed to the iourtn and third. LAROE ATTENDANCE AT BAIN ACADFMY. Mr. S. A. Stevens is assisting Mr. II iv. item at J.aln academy for tw monms. Air. Stevens has taught xiain before and has many friends. M H. C. lteid, son of Prof. II. IC. Reid also assisting his father in the sen no The attendance so far is nniisnniiv large, 103 pupils having already been tnroueu. SCHOOLS AND CROPS. Prof. H. A. Grey, county school su pervisor, has visited the schools in fvery township in the county except one, and is working hard to increase the etliciency and raise their standard. He reports to the News that he has never seen a bright r prospect tor fine crops everywhere. OcuTon and corn are the finest seen in years and the farm ers are all feeling cheerful. POPULAR HOTEL CLERK RE SIGNS. Mr. John Erwin, who has held the position of night clerk at the Central lor many years, has resigned, his rs Ignation to take effect on the 1st of September. Mr. Erwin will be succeed ed by Mr. Gainer Thigpen. of Macon, Who formerly worked for Mr. Sperry. Mr. Erwin has many friends in Char lotte who regret to see him from be hind the counter. He has not yet de cided what business he wil lengage in. STATE CONVENTION VETERINA RY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. The State convention of the Veteri nary Medical Association will be held in this city on September 7th and Sth. Dr. C. R. Ellis is president of the as sociation. The first day's session will be spent in the transaction of busi ness. The second day will be given to practice. Any one who has a lame or diseased animal is invited to present here on that day and his case will be diagnosed free of charge by these ex perts. ELECTRIC HEADLIGHTS. The Southern railway will in a short while inaugurate another system of headlights. The old style kerosene oil lamp is to be put tside and the new, up-to-date electric flashlight is to take Its placTe. The electric headlight is something new to the south. All the big roads north have thoroughly test ed them and find they are so far supe rior to the old ones that they are now used altogether. The Southern is to be commanded for all such enterprise. nr.iiiliiniiWiiiii l!!liiiiaiiii)l.lW lipi-UIII-Uillll UPWII, Iilhmi jijiI'iiiiwiiiiuiuiijiijiiii UPRISING SERIOUS. Report That Three Hundred of a Gar rison Have Been Massacred in the Uprising in India. Large English Force in the Field. By Telegraph to The News. SIMLA, India, Aufj. 25. It Is offi cially announced today that Fort Ali Musjad, in the Khyber Pass, has been evacuated after eleven of the garrison, composed of the Khyber Rifles, had deserted. No news was received today regard ing the remainder of the garrison, and there is no confirmation of the report that the Afridis have massacred three hundred of this force at the fort, which was afterward burned by the enemy. A force of four thousand Afridis has advanced on Lukarai, twelve miles from Fort E'-ua, which is j-.ovmtabi ol Jamrud. General Ellis will attempt to cut off the retreat of the enemy. TVa insnreents are short of- food, it is reported. The uprising is more seiious than at first reported. The English now have a large army in the field, some of the estimates of the- English force plac ing the number in the field at 70.000. Though several of the tribes have been pacified, the uprising has spread among the others and the insurgents 1 . e .nnAa in tVic now nave a nuniun field. CHAIRMAN HOLTON WAS HERE. Did He Look Into the Post-office flat ter? -Gordon and Abner McKinley. Mr. A V.. Holton. of Winston, chair man of the Republican State executive committee, spent yesterday in tnar lotte. He came here "on legal busi- .... . -, 1 T- n .CT... ness, it is s:ia, moun" ...-ife--- his visit here had somctning to uo w-n. the deadlock over the Charlotte post- office. Mr. Holton did not taiK oi pol itics to outsiders, but. of course, sev eral of the local Republican politicians spoke to him. A Republican said to a Jews man today: "All this talk aoout a negro postmaster being appointed for Char lotte is bosh, pure and simple. Gordon will not be appointed. The appoint ment may not be made for some time yet. This talk about Gordon and Ab ner McKinley being 'intimates' may be so or it may not. Rut you remember Gordon said that Clanton wouldn't get the mint, but you see where Clanton is. That shows what Gordon knows about it." GOVERNOR ATKINSON HERE. He Passed Through Charlotte This Morning En Route to Virginia. Governor W. Y. Atkinson, of Geor ia tassed through Charlotte this morn ins on his way to Virginia to visit his sister. Georgia's chief executive has never fully recovered from the affects of his protracted illness some time-ago. He was at the point of death for many days, and he says he does not feel ex actly right as yet. Coupled with this the arduous duties of governor are tell in?r on him. and he is now taking some much needed rest. He will remain with relatives in eastern Virginia lor se -eral davs before returning to Atlanta Tt was expected that the Governor settle the noted Perry murder case before leaving Atlanta, but there seems to have been new evidence ad- d!!c?d, .x?remrp-...!?'ii J. nvVinTwar. Governor Atkinson was accompanied by Miss Chambers, a relative. SERIOUS SHOOTING AFFAIR Ed. Luckey, Col., Shot Twice by Wil liam Neely. Wounds Serious. A serious shooting affair took place in Pmters row Satuday night. Wil liam Neely, Col., shot and dangerous- lv wounded Edward Luckey. Neely shot Luckev twice, one ball entered his head iust under the right eye lodging in the back of the head, other ball entered the stomach only inflicted a slight wound. Luckev is very reticent about The but the affair. He would not inform the of ficers who did the shooting and in sisted that he knew none of the cir cumstanres. The police however learned that Neely suspected his wife of infidelity and claims that Luckey is the guilty one. So far Neelv has evaded the of ficers. The wounded man is in a precauci ous condition and death may result from the wound. CROPS IN THE STATE. Theweekly weather crop bulletin for the week ending Monday, August 23rd shows that the week was cloudy and comparatively cool. Drought con tinned to prevail over some sections, especially the central-north portion ot the State, but elsewhere favorable showers occurred, and the rainfall on the 21st was general and very beneficial.- Cotton has continued to shed in the dry sections, but elsewhere is very fine. Picking cotton has com menced. Fodder pulling has become general. Breaking land for wheat is progressing and some winter oats have oeen sown. WAITING FOR CONCORD. Messrs. M. W. Van Pelt and Vic Hunter of the Huntersville baseball team will play with the Rocky River team trxtay at .Matthews. The Huntersville team regrets very much that Concord has declined their cnauenge to play them in Phnt-int ... They still hope they may reconsider and will agjee to play them before the season is ended. They guarantee an honest and gentlemanly game when ever the Concord boys are ready to piay. BROUGHT HOME FOR INTERMENT me Dotty ot the late Mrs. H. E Ed wards, of Graniteville, S. C, who drop ped dead on Fifth avenue, in New York, last Saturday, passed through Charlotte yesterday en route to Saluda, S. C. where the in.6rment took place jesieniay atteinoor. Mrs. Edwards was in the best of health when she started for Sev York the first of last week, and her sudden and tragic death orougnt sorrow to many friends and relatives in her native State. The de ceased was in the mill'nory business in Graniteville. 4 SOLD OUT TO RELIC RROS Mr. Ret ry L. Scruggs, who some time ago nought out the gentlemen's fur nishing goods stock of A. H. Porter & Sons, who went into the shoe business, this morning sold out his entire stock tn Belk brothers, who will at onge move u to tneir stores on East Trade street. Mr. Scruggs will go into other business, which he is not yet ready to announce. A 78-POUND MELON. A seventy-six pound watermelon has been secured for the North Carolina Rolling Exposition. The melon was raised by Mr. L. W. Williamson, of this county. It is a mate to the 62 pound melon secured some time ago. Both are shown in the windows of"the Seaboard's up-town office. TO BE WELL ARRANGED. Yesterday afternoon several promi nent members of the building commit tee went down to the new courthouse and conferred regarding the arrange ment of the bar and other features of the courtrooms. The arrangement will be better than that of any other court house in the State. THE TOBACCO CROP. The tobacco crop throughout West ern North Carolina is said to be fine this year. Around Greensboro and lieidsville some little complaint as to the lateness of the crop is heard, but as - a general rule the farmers are in high BpiritB, w iui jm iilimiiiill.lFWilMIIHWWili.i.iii jj ' " ' DR, JOHN C. KILOO. President of Trinity College Delivers His Noted Address on ' Christian Education," in Charlotte. "Not Ignorance But Meanness Makes Crime " Rev. Dr. John C. Kilgo, of Durham, president of Trinity College, Sunday afternoon at Try on Street Methodist c-huich deliveied his address on "Chiistian Education," which has pro voked much discussion in the State. The church was tilled by the audience. Rev. S. B. Turrentine opened the meet ing with prayer. Beginnig his lecture, Dr. Kilgo re ferred to the work the Methodists of this State have accomplished in the matter of education, and the rapid progress of this work, the value of their college property rising in six years from $40,000 to $400,000 a ten fold increase, and the addition to the work is constant. He spoke of the opening of the doors of Trinity Col lege to women of the State one of the greatest opportunities they had ever had. A new building for women is now being erected at Trinity. The en dowment has grown to $101,000. In the faculty there are now two full men in PHsh. and he claims Trinity others e. best literary course of any college in tre State. Atier a review or me educational work of the Methodist church in the State, he came to the body of his lecture on Christian edu cation. Our religion is the final religion, he said; if it is a failure then the world is doomed. No human mind has ever projected thoughts along lines further than our religion. I might with rev- erance say that una cannot improve upon it. It is an exhaustion of Deity. The most extraordinary purpose that ever stirred the human heart is faith n God through Jesus Christ. No oth er impulse ever produced a man like Paul; no other motive .power could have ever made the martyrs. And to day after nearly two thousand years it is still in the freshness and vigor of youth and grapples with the great questions of the world as it never has before. I here lay down a proposition that all will agree to: The aim of ed ucation is to elevate men and fit them for all their relations. But that does not go to the core of the matter.Ques tions lie back of it, and erne of these is, how are men elevated? Mahomet. Buddha and Confucius thought they were elevating men. There are as many theories of the elevation of man as there are theories of politics or government. God Almighty, gather ing material across three thousand years, made this plan for elevating the race. You must elevate the race according to the Bible or it will not be raised. The Bible must be made the basis of society and of life. If you substitute the constitution for it as a basis of life and society, burn up the Bible, put the Constitution on your centre table, then read the Constitu tion when you die, and be saved by the Constitution. There's plenty of education that doesn't elevate. I doubt if education ever did continuously elevate a race. Education will never be the fundamental principle in a people's elevation. Education is nothing but the methods by which you promulgate a deeper idea of life. India educated class distinctions and produced caste, Sparta educated with the idea that the State was all, Athens educated in art until sculptors became plentiful as carpenters; Rome's education was law, and she produced her great sen ators and governors. But Scotland educated with the idea that life wa in God and religion: she tied her edu cation to her Bible, and through all the waves of infidelity that have swept over Europe she has remained firm and unshaken. Education is neither the ultimate thing nor the primary thing. Th fwrtfary Tn'fflg''iFrtn'e interpretation of the idea. There are a great many educations, more sects among teachers than there are in religion or polities. I suppose there are forty educational sects in Charlotte; in fact it is hard to find two teachers who be long to the same sect. But Christian education is distinct ive: it is to promote the ideas that Jesus Christ taught just as the Chris tian Sunday school and the Christian church. It is as far removed from sectarian religion as Jesus Christ i trom secular affairs. He taught that man was a sinner and needed regen eration. He never taught morality He never taught that a moral life coulcl save a man. He taught the latherhood of God and the brotherhood of n-.an. There are many who don't oelieve in it. even s-nme preachers, for there is infidelity in some pulpits wnen a Christian man tells me he v.ouki as soon send his boy to a secu iar scnooi as to a c hurch school. I tell him he should send him to a political meeting insieaa ot a Sunday school 'i ti r . - Vw-i i . 1 . 1 . t l . : i 1 1 .... uwi. an.. uiu in mm laiK polities in- pciiuins. mm 10 cnurcn. it is not morality that we want but piety. f. in ihiia.ii education is not education can icu on unaer pietv "under Chris tian influences." it is not an occa sional association with a pious man ii. a, posiuve incufcation of the truths for which Christ lived. Because me neaci or an institution is a Chri tian it does not follow that the inti tlltinn its CV., I-t; .. . ; " " "a-". 11 mat were so: "ave Christian railroads ls 'a(n, telegraphs and even Chris tian hotels and saloons. ir inat liihle is worth anything it' worth everything and should be taught if anything is to be taught. No school gives Christian education that doe imi rave a positive course of instruc- noil in me wora or uoa. Character that responds to the divin iiuiu is unnstian character. VnnV got to build great truths or you had as eu substitute Hostetter's Almanac ror tne liinie. Christianity has done evervthine for us. It has elevated ever phase of our lire, it has especially elevated woman and given us a new child life. Chris tianity redeemed womanhood. The prettiest thing on earth is a pretty souinern woman in a pretty white dress on a pretty sunny day. In North Carolina what less is she than a queen. The church started the education of woman. North Carolina Methodism has buried more female colleges than the State has built, and it is a sad day when young southern women cheer a man who stabs the church, as they did a few days ago. They are saying today that illiter acy is the cause of crime; ignorance never did ruin a country. What I am afraid of is that godless, educated men will get their hands on this country. Out of the highest schools in your land comes the inspiration of Coxey's army, and some of your tramps speak rive languages. Men are today actually dis cussing whether civilization is a good thing. The only reason for crime today is not that men are ignorant, but that they are mean. They point us to Massachusetts and show us its number of schools and high intellectual development, but I wouldn't trade our moral integrity for all their intellectual machinery. Christianity., is the only thing that solves the problems of the world, and if we have got everything out of Chris tianity are you ready to repudiate it? That is the question. MR. BROWN TREASURER. Mr. P. M. Brown, ot Charlotte, has been appointed treasurer of the board of regents of Barium Springs Orphan age to succeed the late" John E. Oates. In the selection of Mr. Brown for this position the board did well, for he is a worthy successor to the lamented Mr. Oates. BROUGHT HERE FOR TRIAL. Ed Ross, the negro who committed assault on Henrietta Fewell, the wife of Sam Fewell, in Sharon township, has been captured in South Carolina and is now in jail. He will be brought here for trial before 'Squire Maxwell. He has been put under $1,000 bond. PICNIC AT LONG CREEK. There is to be a basket picnic at Long Creek mill Saturday, the 8th. Everybody is Invited to attend with full baskets. There will probably be a tournament In the afternoon. 3 f ' , -' " Ift' ?" t'' hc CSLhavloHo 'J&emoctcti, (BhavlaUc, POWER-HOUSE FIRED. Supposed Incendiaries Burn the Works of a Coal Company. Little Change n the Situation. Work of Organiz ing Wet Virginia Bejui Again. By Telegraph to The .News. PITTSBURG. Pa., Aug. 25. The pow er house of the Federal Coal Company, at Federal, was burned this morning. The "tipple" was also damaged to some extent. ' The fire is supposed to have been of incendiary origin, as several men were seen running away from th power house when the fire was discovered. Everything is quiet in the De Armitt district today. But little change is re ported in the number of men who are working. A sheriff's posse is still hunting for Tom Cash, the murderer of John Kel- y. and it is expected he will be caught today. WEST VIRGINIA ORGANIZING. WHEELING. W. Va.. Aug. 25. West Virginia organizers, upon learning of the failure of the Pittsburg conference, started again today the work of or ganizing the movement in this State. Another camp has been established at Fairmount. In the Kanawha and New ver vallies the marchers will avoid going near the mines in bodies. CHARLOTTE TO LOSE MR. HUNT. He Will Hake His Home in Fargo, North Dakota, For the Present. Charlotte is to lose Mr. J. W. Hunt as a citizen, for some time at least He arrived this morning from New York and is making all necessary ar rangements to move to Fargo, North Dakota, where he will make his home for the present. He leaves for Savan nah tomorrow morning, business of importance having called him there. He will remain in Savannah two or three days, and will return to Char lotte to remain only a short while when he will leave for his home in the northwest. Mr. Hunt has considerable business interests in Fargo. Mr Hunt's handsome residence on South Tryon street is for sale. He. however, does noty care to dispose of his other -Charlotte property. He is a firm believer in Charlotte's future and does not think there is a better Cown in this section. A FLEEING PRISONER. Officer McCord Shot Three Times But Only Made Him Run Faster. Constable D. A. McCord had a live ly chase after a negro Tuesday on North Church street. The officer was walking with the negro near the old cemetery wheu he made a dash for liberty. Mr. McCord called for him to halt but the fleeing darkey did not pay any attention. The officer pulled his gun and began fireing. At each repoit of the pistol the negro seemed tv. make better time and by the time McCord had chanced three balls at him he had his hat in hand and was making record-breaking speed. He disat'Peared down Fifth street and has not been seen or heard of since. The negro whose name we did not learn was wanted on the charge ot forni. 'ation and adultery. HEW COUNCIL INSTITUTED. Sixteen Charter Members. Junior Order American Mechanics. Zebulon B. Vance Council, No. 42 of the Junior Order of American Mechan ics was installed last night, with six Uen members, by D. S. C, S. W. Nuse. The following officers were installed C, K. M. Purefoy; V. C, W. C. Steed A. R. S.. F. A. Mosteller: R. S.. Palm Stoudemire: F. S., J. A. Jenkins; T., J. v. i-use: w., D. A. Redfern: Con. J. D. Hill; I. S.. C. A.Sigmon; O. S., J. m. i j. vvrenn. Dr. F. M. Winchester, E. M. Pure toy and Palm Stoudemire, trustees; n. k. lioovy, jr., P. C. RAMSEUR S MERCHANTS' SPECIAL Seven Hundred Oo on the Special Trip to Baltimore. namseur s merchants' special left mric 101 nauimore at s o clock this morning. Last night r,arties came in from all the neighboring towns and when the train left here this morning t nad over five hundred people aboard. Passengers were taken on at every sta tion until the tram reached ' Hamlet, and the total number who went on the trip was about 700. "seven HUNDRED ON BOARD. Special to The News. HAMLET, N. C, Aug. 24. Ramseur's merchants' special reached here at 11:25 o'clock this morning. It consists of eleven cars and has about 700 passen gers aboard. Capt. Ramseur is happy over his splendid success. W. C. DOWD. DROVE THE NEGROES OUT. In the cotton mill at Lamar, S. C, Wednesday several negro men were engaged in putting in some electric light fixtures in the weave room. The operatives of that room hastily ob jected to them, telling them that they need not attempt to complete their work, the Spartanburg Herald says. The operatives insisted that white men must do the work or else it must not be done at all. The operatives were greatly incensed at what they thought was an attempt to force negro labor on them. The management of the mill had not the slightest idea that these negro electricians, so. to speak, would create any excitement or they would not have used negroes to put up the wires. CHARLOTTE THE CENTRE. The publisher of the Tar Heel Knight tells a Raleigh correspondent that Charlotte is the centre of Pythian ism in this State. There are 4,000 mem bers of the order in 86 lodges. One fourth of the members are in the en dowment rank, which is the insu rance feature, this being a larger per centage than in any other State. In Charlotte there are three flour ishing K. of P. lodges and one division of the TT-.i'orm Rank. The member ship is rapidly inci easing in this cty. TORE HIS ARM OFF. Louis Crump, son of J. M. Crump, who lives near Hartland, happened to a bad accident last week. A threshing machine was finishing threshing Mr. J. M. Houck's crop of wheat, and young Crump undertook to bruish some straw into the machine when his sleeve was caught by the cylinder of the machine pulling his arm in and tearing it off up to the elbow. Drs. Kent and Houck were called in and his arm was amputated just above the elbow. He is reported to be doing Aery well. Lenoir Visitor. SNOW IN AUGUST. Snow in August is something unusu al, particularly, in this section of the State, but it snowed last night with a vengeance up the Western road. Par ties who came down on the Norfolk train this morning stated that it snow ed near Old Fort and other points up the Western last night, and that the thermometer indicated a temperature that would make the average low country man green with envy. Salis bury World. CHIEF CONLIN RETIRED. By Telegraph to The News. NEW YORK. Aug. 23. Chief of Po lice Conlin was retired by the police board today. He applied himself to be let out of the service, and the commis sioners granted the request. His pen sion is 13,000 a year. PROF; VINSON DEAD. Passed iway Suddenly Early This floming. Had For Fourteen Years Been Professor of flathematlcs in Davidson College. - One of the A blest nembers of the Faculty. Prof. William D. Vinson of the fac ulty o Davidson College, died at Da vidson; Friday morning 2:15 o'clock of heart trouble. He had been in fail ing heilth for some time and while he has been able to attend to his duties it was known that, he was quite a sick i man. Prof. (Vinson was a very close stu dent of the financial issues. Last fall he made several speeches on finance in this section of the State. Recently he added to his already la borious duties political economy. He seemed ito take much interest in this work ajd it is said of him that he had few eqtals as an instructor in this special (bra nch. He was a graduate of Washington and Lei University. j HIS LIFE WORK. Prof. Vinson was one of the ablest membere of the faculty of Davidson College, and was very popular among the students. He had for fourteen years h3d the chair of mathematics in the institution, and ranked well with the foremost scholars in the south in his own particular field, and had a wide reputation. The news of his death will bring gen uine soitow to the many young men in this and other States who have been his pupils. . He was a native of South Carolina and at the time of his death was forty- eight years of age. He med for several years in Texas and was professor of mathematics in Austin College, Sherman, Tex. In 1883 he accepted the chair of mathematics at Davidson College and began his la bors there at the beginning of the au tumn term. There he has faithfully la bored fcr fourteen years. In 1S84. August 25th, he was married to Miss Lillie Helper, daughter nf 'r H. P. Helper, of Davidson, and she, with several children, survive him. Prnf Vinson had known for some time that he had heart trouble, and several weeks ago he had an acute at tack that came near ending his life. He rallied and seemed to be steadily improving, resuming his usual vaca tion work. PLEASANT RECEPTION. A Large Crowd Attends the Reception OKen in Honor of Prof. E. B. Rcid an J Wife. Unite a- large crowd attended the rPfPtition Fridav bv Mr. S. C. Reid of Karris, to his son. Prof. E. B. Reid and wife. A number from the city and a large crowd of Prof. Ried's neighbors and friends attended,, there- i.t- giving evidence of their esteem for him. The evening was most pleasantly spent. Mrs. Reid contributed some sweet music which added much to the pleasure of the evening. A bounteous repast, lavis-h as country hospitality is noted for, was served during the eve ning. Prof. Reid and bride will leave shortly for Due West, where he will resume his duties as professor in Er- skine College. LARGE BLUE HERON. Captured Near HereTh.'s Mcrnlng. Mr. H. C. Sims, who lives near Char lotte, brought to the city this mrt.itrifc one of the tines: specimens of the blue heron yet seen here. The bird was caught this morning on Barnett Creek, three miles from the city, and he was caught alive and was uninjured in the capture. Mr. Sims brought the bird to the Vew office, where it was measured. From the end of his bill to his feet he measure fifty-six inches and was even taller with his neck fully extended. He measured fifty-six inches and was even to tip. It is a powerful bird and has a bill that plays havoc -with everything in reach.- NEGRO CONVICT ESCAPES. A negro named Williams escaped from Little's camp on the Rozzell's fer ry road Friday. The bloodhounds were put on his track after he had been gone about two hours. They quickly struck the trail and followed it at a lively rate. The negro secured an old ax and cut off his shackles. This enabled him to make better time, but did not ena ble him to elude the dogs. They bay ed him more than once, but before the guards could get to them he was gone. He ran down Paw creek, crossing fre quently and running in the water a part of the time. This bothered the dogs and finally they lost the scent near Capt. H. D. Stone's in Berryhill township. ACCIDENT TO LITTLE TOM AL EXANDER. Little Tom Alexander, youngest son of the late T. L. Alexander, was pain fully hurt Thursday afternoon by falling from a swing. His shoulder blade was broken and he suffered other injuries about the head and back. He is resting easy this after noon. SCHADE THE CHAMPION. 1 Fred Schade, the southern cham pion, demonstrated, his right to that ti tle at Petersburg, Va., Saturday by winning five consecutive first prizes and lowering several State records, says the Washington Star. Schade, who is after Earl Peabody, of Chicago, in winning the greatest number of first prizes this year, has scored so far 35 firsts. HOLLOWAY GOES TO RUSSIA. By Telegraph to The News. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. The Pres ident has appointed William R. Hollo way, of Indiana, formerly editor and owner of the Indianapolis News, to be consul general at St. Petersburg, Rus sia, the commission being dated Au gust 21st. PRESIDENT REVIEWS PARADE. By Telegraph to The News. BUFFALO, N. Y.. Aug. 25. Presi dent McKinley reviewed the Grand Ar my parade here today. He rode at the head of the 1 rocession to the reviewing stand amid the cheers of fully three" hundred thousand spectators. The streets were crowded. The weather is fine. The long parade began to move at 10:30. Mariy thousands are in line. SIGNS AMALGAMATED SCALE. By Telegraph to The News. CHICAGO, Aug. 25. The Illinois Steel Company has signed the Amal gamated -scale, and the big mills of Chicago, Milwaukee and Joliet will start, after nearly two months idle ness. The Amalgamated (Youngstown) scale provides for 15 and 10 per cent reduction in the wages of the steel and iron workers, respectively. DUKE OF YORK TO VISIT CANADA By Telegraph to The News. LONDON. Aug. 25. Echo asserts that the Duke and Duchess of York have accepted the Invitation of Cana dian Premier Laurier to visit, Canada during the spring of '98 while on their way to Australia. TON OF SALT FALLS ON HIM. A huge derrick spoon, weighing 1,000 pounds, and containing half a ton of salt, fell to the deck of the steamer Fitzgerald, which was loading at the Illinois Central pier No. 1 at Chicago. Andrew Kruber, a laborer, was stoop ing over the hatchway just ' as the ropes parted. His head was caught on the edge ot the hatchway and mashed to a pulp. . . , , 'SJT.. FROM KLONDIKE. Steamer Portland Arrives at Seattle Laden With Fortunate Miners Who Struck it Rich.-Cireat Excltemen on the Pier. By Telegrajh to the News. SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 25. Amid the wildest excitement thesteamer Portland .direct from the land of gold reached the dock in this city this mnmin?. The shore was lined with an excited crowd, anxious to hear the , latest news from the Alaska gold fields. Many of the miners aboard when they walked down the gang-pian were cheered and immediately sur rounded by a crowd of inquirers. Some of them returned with modest fortunes, others with great wealth. Some sold their claims for from one thousand to thirtyflve thousand dol lars. - . It is estimated that the Portland brings back more gold than any other vessel that has plied between here and Klondike. PROF. VINSON'S FUNERAL Took Place This florning at 10:30 O'clock. His Successor Now Being Discussed. The funeral services over the remains of the late Prof. W. D. Vinson took place from the Presbyterian church at Davidson Saturday at 10:30 o'clock Pov Tir- t Tt 5h.a r-or- on i t?oit Mr Graham, pastor of the church, officiat- ' ed A large concourse of friends were present to take part in the ceremonies. Messrs. G. E. Wilson and R. A. Dunn, of Charlotte, left this morning to at tend the funeral. A meeting of the executive commit tee of the trustees of Davidson College took place that afternoon and be cide on Prof. Vinson's successor. It being so near the beginning of the fall term, the members of the committee think it advisable to fill the vacancy at once, so that the school will suffer no inconvenience. Already a splendid instructor for this special branch, mathematics, has been wired .and it now remains for him to either accept or decline. SNAKES IN THE COLLECTION. Activity at the Color? d Camp Meeting at Latta Park. There was genuine activity al the colored camp meeting at Latta Park Sunday, and an activity that shook the arbor and rattled .the benches, but not -entirely spiritual in its nature. Some designing youths dropped rub ber snakes in the collection plate when the basket came around. This was not noticed until the deacons poured the collection out on the table. The snakes wriggled around as if alive and it looked for some minutes as if there would be a genuine panic in the camp. The excitement did not subside for quite awhile. SKIPPED ALL HIS BILLS Perry, the S ulh Carolina Bigamist, Heard From in Salisbury. A special telephone message to the News from Salisbury says that An drew Perry, alias Samuel E. Brown, .was there a short time ago, and represented himself to be Samuel E. Bond, a sculptor of South Carolina He turned out to be only a tombstone .,-.. iic jrn najisrJury skipping !:is board bill and leaving his doctor's bill and a bill at the livery stable un paid, and has neyer paid a negro as sistant he hired. It is not known where" he went from Salisbury. WILL BEAVER'S VICTIM DEAD. Will Beaver, colored, is a murderer Phil. Chrisholm the victim of his on slaught several nights ago in front of Ryland & Gresham's store on West Trade, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital yesterday from the effects of a stab in the neck. Coroner Cathey held an inauest over the body and' the corroner's jury composed or Messrs. D. L. McCord, H C. Jrwin, G. J. Etheridge, L. A. Cath ey, John R. Erwin and H. C. Severs rendered the following verdict: "The tne deceased came to his death from a scan wound on the left side of his necK, produced by a broad-bladed in strument or knife, in the hands of one Will Beaver." The body of Chrisholm was taken to cnester last night accompanied by hia TO SEE THE SECRETARY OF THI NAVY. Adjutant General John Gary Watts, 01 noum Carolina, passed through Charlotte Monday en route to Wash ington, where he goes to call on the Secretary of the Navy in regard to ar ranging ir possible to get a practice boat for the naval militia of his State. The department has offered South Car olina the use of a. boat provided the State would have it towed to Charier- ton. He will endeavor to get the go-. ernment to send it without expense to the State. The old regime gave the naval militia only arms. Gen. Watts will make the effort on this trip to se cure uniforms for the naval soldiers. MARRIED IN BL A CV&Tnr'V. At the residence of Mrs. Mary E. Oates, in Blackstock, yesterday after noon Mr. Alex McDonald and Miss Mattie Rosborough Oates, both of Blackstock, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. R. Kirkpat rick, assisted by Rev. J. A. White. The happy couple passed through Charlotte last evening for Baltimore, carrying with them the best wishes of a host of friends. REFORM COMES HIGH. Auditor Ayer says: "It has been said that we are proposing to raise all taxes out of people of means and cor poratlons, but our board of equaliza tion has increased taxes on the poor people 500 per cent, and in some cases 1000 per cent. Yet the rich people's taxes have been increased only 10 per cent." Wilmington Messenger. JOHN L'S PLATFORM. John L. Sullivan's platform in his candidacy for Mayor of Boston is said to be the following: "I believe in the policemen doing their duty, and at the same time demanding and getting the respect that is due them. I'd pay the firemen better. I'd find places for small children to play." It looks as if there ought to be popularity in that plank. Richmond Dispatch. MISS BLANCHE TO MARRY. Charlotte friends of Miss Elizabeth Blanche, who until recently was con nected with J. G. Hood & Co., as head of their millinery department, re ceived cards of invitation yesterday to her marriage that takes place at Blausett, N. Y., September 2nd at 7:30 The Trae Remedy. y,RePine. editor Tiskilwa, 111., wtief y. "We won'1 kP house without Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption. Coughs and Colds. Ex pen men ted with many others, but never got the true remedy until we used Dr. King s New Discovery. No other rem edy can take i's place in our home, as rt we y?v.e & cern and sure cure for Congh, Golds, Whooping Cough, etc." it is idle to experiment with other" rem edies, even if they are urged on yon as just as good as Dr. King's New Discov- ilJ:Tby Ve no as Sod because this remedy has a record of cures and besides is guaranteed. It never fails to Trial bottles at Bwel, & Dunn's drug store. OA.STOHTA" A CLOUD BURST. Drenches New Jersey, Floods All the River Towns and Ties up the Rail roads. Trains Run Over Bridges to Hold Them Down. By Telegraph to The News. RAH WAY, N. J.. Aug. 24. A terrific storm did great damage this morning throughout New Jersey. The Passaic river is eight feet higher than the low water mark, and four feet above the point reached during the heavy storm four weeks ago. The city is almost submerged. A cloudburst drove off many farmers' roofs, and many outhouses were car ried away by the sweep of the waters. Others were moved from their founda tions. The Pennsylvania railway is tied up today, and has been .compelled to run loaded cars on bridges to. hold them down. The water came over the- railroad embankment, ten feet high, and flood ed the tracks for a distance of half a mile. Commuters" were stalled by wa ter a half mile from Perth ' Amboy, N. J. STALLED BY A FLOOD. PATERSON, N. J., Feb. 24. An Erie" express train, bound for New York, was stalled several hours by a flood caused by the overflow of the Pas saic river early this morning. Finally the train pulled nacK oui i t..c ."- ami the iinmisoned passengers were released and tho train sidetracked. PICNIC AT DAVIDSON. To be Given for the Benefit of Two Orphan Homes. a n'onic and tournament is to be given at Davidson on the 31st instant for the benefit of the Presbyterian or phanage at Barium Springs, and tne Oxford orphanage. It is given unoer the auspices of the churches ana tne Masons. The committee is composed ot tev. A. T. Graham, J. Lee Sloan, Jr., ur. n. L. Smith. H. P. Helper. Jr., is mana ger. In the horse tournament there are offered three prizes: First, a fine sad dle; second, a bridle; third, a pair of leggins, and four crowns go to the four most successful knights. Riders from Mecklenburg. Iredell, Lincoln.Gas ton, Cleveland, Catawba and other counties will be present. t thD hipvfle tournament the prizes are: First, a bicycle suit, offered by I Leslie & Rogers; second, a pair 01 oicy cle shoes; third, pair of golf stockings, and four crowns to the four most suc cessful knights. ROBBED HIM OF $280 A Thief Goes Through the Pants of a Spencer Merchant. Special to The News. SALISBURY, N. C, Aug. 2o M,r. George Jackson, who conducts a gro cery and meat business at Spencer, two miles from Salisbury, upon retiring last night, put his pants upon a chair near his bed. Some time during the night a thief broke into the room and took his pants, which contained between 280 and $300. Bloodhounds were putn the trail of the thief., but he had not. been caught up to this afternoon. HUNTERSVILLE HAPPENINGS. Correspondence of the News. HUNTERSVILLE, Aug. 24. Messrs. J. L. Choot, J. T. Maybrery, R. R. Steele. Jr., Misses Verdie Frazier, Bes sie Alexander and Mrs. Loula Ewart have gone to Baltimore on the special tour. Miss Bunnie De Armon gave an Ice cream supper in honor of Miss Alma Kirkpatrick, of Sharon, who is her u&s t. Miss Daisy Carr, of Charlotte, and Miss Mamie McCorkle, of Central, S. C, have been here on a visit. HAS NEVER SPOKEN TO HER FATHER. Mr. J. F. Belk. of Goose Creek town ship, reports something rather strange and remarkable in nis iamny. e saj he has a daughter 17 years old who has never spoken to him in her life. She talks with the other members ot the family but refuses to talk to him, yet her parental affection towards him seems to be as great or greater man that of his other children. She fre quently' goes with him away from home on a visit and listens to him talk but never returns a word or an swers a question for him. Her men tal faculties are as good as the aver age and she is to an extent educated, can read and write. These are the facts as given to us by Mr. Belk him self. He does not claim to understand it himself and does not know how to account for it. Marshville Home. A DISTINCTION. There is less jealousy of the merely rich than most millionaires seem to believe. Wrealth honestly obtained, with due regard to the rights of oth ers, does not usually breed envy in the niind3 of the less fortunate. But ill totten wealth, amassed mainly --ough grinding into practical servi--uJe of the masses of the people, can never fail to excite those conditions of irritation and .distrust that million aires view, and rightly so, with ap prehension. Chicago Chronicle. A PREDICTION. The" Democrats will be quite able this year to replace Iowa where it stood from 1S89 to 1S93 on the roll of Democratic States and they will make a good beginning for the work of 1899. when the next State campaign will be fought, and for that of 1900, when a Democratic President will be chosen by an immense majority of the peo ple of the country. Chicago Chronicle AND THEY ARE. Perhaps you have noticed that the gold organ which rejoices every time that silver goes down a point and re fers to a 42-cent dollar, is the same organ that told us that those dollars -reto De Sd as gold. Omaha W orld Herald. Fre Plus. Send your aMr-?s to H. K. Bucklen & , bioago, and iret a free sampU box of Dr. King's New Life Pills. A trial will cor, vin e x on of their merits Th.-s pills are fasv in acMon aid ar. pirfcul arly effective 'n t e cu e of Cons ir-atior. and nick Headache. For Maliria and Liver troubles they have been proved in valuably. Thev are guaranteed to be perfectly free from . very deleterious ftibstance and to be purely vf getble. They do not weak en hy tbeir action, but by giving tone to Homach and bowels It invigorate the system. Regular nnn5nPer Soli Burwell and Unnji, Druggist. 4 THE LIFE Only Complete BiogrAphy of the great Commoner. Written by his life-long frieni and- law-partner, Maj. Clement Dof Chapters on different phases of his life written by men iot! mate with the great statesman. A Handsome Volume, trated with numerous Portraits of Senator Vanee, the Vano family and other views. - ' Copies may be procured at the Charlotte News Office orfrc-i the agents in each township. PRICE; Cloth Blading $1,50; Handsome Morocco, $2 0. Royal makes the food pure. POVDER Absolutely Pure ROYAL BAKING POWDSR CO., NEW VORK. YOUNG GIRL BURNED TO DEATH. Two of the Other Children Fatally Burned In a Fire in Buffalo. By Telegraph to the News. BUFFALO, N. Y., Aug. 25.-A dig. tressing fatality occurred in this city in the early hours of this morning. The Giles residence was burned be tween midnight and day. The family awoke to find the house in flames. The flames Were all around them, and the inmates of the house who escaped, ran out in their night clothes. The escape of three of the children was cut off by the flames. Miss Flor rence Giles was burned to death, th body being almost cremated. Two of the other children were horribly burn ed and cannot recover from their in jures. MORMON ELDERS WHIPPED. Raids by whitecaps have been of frequent occurrence within the last few days in Fairfield and Kershaw counties, S. C. These raids have been altogether against the Mormon elders and their sympathizers. Saturday ' night a band of 120 masked whitecaps went to a house about four miles be low Camden in Beulah section and took out three Mormon elders, strip ped them and administered a whip, ping. THE BRIBER MAY LAND. Hon. W. Godfrey Hunter, the Ken tucky politician, who made a failure in his endeavor to 1 e elected to the United States senate, t aims to have the promise of President Mc Kinley that he shall be appointed minister to Gua temala, provided he can get from un der his present indictment for bribery. This is part of the policy of elevath.g the reputation and influence of the United States in Central America. New York Journal. NEW YOi K COTTON. Nkw York, Aug. 25, l M COTTON MIDDLING. No N. Y. Cott-jn market reports tod if. Closed steady High Low Go- 7 15 7 (0 7 ' 0 00 0 00 7 li 12 7 20 7 07 7 U :i 0 00 0 03 7 17 Id o uo o oo o o; 0 00 0 00 0 t; 0 0 00 0 00 9 0!) fl 8 lo 7 9) 8 r 1 7 33 7 25 7 3 11 7 22 7 08 7 U 7 7 ( 9 0 9$ 7 05 5 - 7 10 6 M 7 0' 6 y 200. 10 January February March April May Jnnc July August September October November December New Yob, Auf ti STOCKS. No stock? today Sugar U81 American Tobnoo General Elecric a6f St. Paul ! Northern Pacific Burlington & Quincy '-"I Southern Railway, pre.erred U Tennessee Coal & Iron !i Rock Island Manhattan li Baltimore & Ohio , Western Union M Delaware & -Hudson Louisville & Naslwille 69 LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET. LlTKHPOOb, Aug 25.-4 p a Middlings 4 3 16 Sales 8.0U0 January and February February and March March and April April and May May and June June and July July and AuguM AugCBt and Scptembci September and October October and November November and December December and J anuary 8 47 18 8 43 b 3 it s 3 60 i 3 51 C(H) 0 0 o l 4 U a iLU 8 Si Z 4! 8 I CHICAGO GRAIN AND PRODEC Chicago, Au,f.J WHEAT-Dec 93 Sept OOKN Dec 31 S Sept OATS Dec 2' Sept PORK Dec 8.S7 Htpt LARD Dec 4.5 Sept RD38 Dec 0.00 Sept 9h 21 ; 4 7J CHABLOTTK COTTOM ma&i Middling fair Strict good middling 5 J Good middling " Strict middling l Middling Low middling ' City rsceipls up to 3 o'clock 0 bile CHARLOTTE PSODUfTS MARK? Corrected A u? 25 1897. CABBAGE Ne par crate 1 25 l5 PEACHES peeled, brigut, f, SXTRA FTOIJ1-: ca?V- All FAMILY " 9-Kt'i na:tx i POi.'ATOlfiS ivsr.. oer bo.... Wf Sgs: H i ONIONS Sel ct, per bushel- OOUNTBY-Hau ' Si3e3 . ' Sh- aider LARD-N. C ... ... M JHICKENS. ....'.- GUTTER.......... A , " lv ' OP VANCE."