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Pai'kii 44 Years Old CHARLOTTE, N. C.. THURSDAY, SEPT. 2,1897. VOLUME XL1V NUMBER 2276 professional. ANOTHER GOLD STORY CAPITAL $5,000,000. KEEPING IT DARK. MINERS STARVING ARRINGTON CASE. TO IMPORT HEN. TO END THE WAR. GI O. W. GRAHAM. DR. f 1 If t I I J- I I 11111 Afl 1 1 I II . Ill ii i it r pracli(.,.limi'ed to Eye, Ear, Nse n',in,'a- Aor3. 1996 Osborne, maxwell & 0 KKEKANS. 'i rue at Ijaw, 1 3 Lw liuilding. , , N FUARR, Atiornov at Law, Fl. , ,. N 14 Law Building. (Hli LAHKSON & LULS, - - . . . ti A t T.rt 1ST . No 12 Law Building. ... ,, u'M.rrviKi.n ph. " "z Wflif ..; ami Thursdays. Prac tirt. i;,. ! to th; Kye, Ear, Nose aii-1 ' ' QRS. Ill . OV1UDO , U1DCU Pdy-inrtn anil Surges ns, ( fl t-. : N - -I N"'l' Tijon Street. I'll Mll'TTE .N. C. If ,oii w.iiit to look nice, send your Linen to IIIAHLO Hi: STEAM LAUMtilY We !'va" the lett lanndrj in Vorth Carolina, and guarantee ou .trictly tirt-t:lart8 work. CiiAiuiTTK Steam Laundry When the Eyes kMiiine tired fjoin reading or sewing or if i he letters look b urrel'and run tog tlit r, it in a sure indie tion tha glasses are needed Consult cuf ixi'iTi Optician about your eyes Examination free. Shell & Harrison, JEWELERS aDd OPI ICLANS, 49 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, N. C y.n belter preparati n can be lllllili- f'-.r the ln'r tlinn HUGH .S'QTJtNlNE HAIR TONIC. It k( i ps the Flair and Scalp in net feet cndi'ion all ibe tunc Trial iz'i25 cents. R. F. Jordan & Co. tamp Akimicj. l'rescriptionists. Phone 'No- 7. JUST RECEIVED a new line of Hiirt Waist Sets and Ladies' c ol Parasols, which we will be glad to show. Garibaldi & Brun?.. LriADINU JKWJCLERH, HUiii i; ht NKW YORK $50,000,000. Th- ..Hi, , ts of the Merchants' Asso n..tini .Miniate that the benefits by .it' buyers from all parts of t!- eouiiti v this f.ill to New York will al'l'i"i!: .it.. $r.n.iMMio,ooo, and say that the l,..i..jits t,, be derived in the fu- 'iiiv i.y ,i, extension of trade are in- tHlculat.le. 3 3if?3T??a wawatrv 3 n I This Clothing Store if Is Like a Church: Our services charge anything for showing goods. We are so proud of thestock we like to show it off. It's your business to buy or not, just as your own good sense dictates. We are glad to have you look-glad to have your opinion. Fall blacks in stiff and soft hats are here. Of course we have all the shapes that have approval of fashion. We want your opinion of the Knox Derby -for Fall 1897. We think it is far ahead of the others. You ought to-know our $3.00 Derby. i cci tp Ri. f Clothiers, Furnishers, Hatters." $41,000,000 Said to Have Been Take. From he Rossland Hitting District. The Canadian Surveyor Says Stories of Klondike Riches Have Not Be -n Exaggerated. By Telegraph to the News. NEW YORK, Aug. 31. E. L. Clark arrived at Storehouse to-day from Rostand, the principal cami of the Kootenai District. He is president of the FJise Gold Mining Company. Ross land is about a hundred and fifty miles north of Spokane airt directly south of Klondike. He says four mil lion dolars worth of the precious metal has boon taken out of the district. It has only been worked for three years. The climate Js temperate; and the mines ar capable of rapid develop ment. This is in the Kootenai district. which, now has a population of thirty thousand. Three years ago It was praetiea'ly unsettled. SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 31. William Ogilvie, the official surveyor of the northwest territories, says there are five hundred miles of gold in the Klon dike district, and the only require ment necessary is quick and cheap ac cess to the land. DEPOT STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. Southern's Station at Ruffin With All Its Contents Destroy ed by Fire. Special to the News. REIDSVILLE, N. C, Aug. 31 A terriable storm raged in this vicinity all night last night. At Ruffin, nine miles from Reids ville, the depot of the Southern rail way was struck by lightning. It caught fire and was totally con sumed with all its contents. So far there is no report of damage to crops by last night's storm. The graded school matter has been settled here by the election of Pro. W. C. Allen, of Winston, to succeed Prof. J. H. Synnott, as principal of the Reidsville graded school. . ALABAMA MISER'S WiLL Hussey Leaves His Fortune of $100,- 000 to His Orand Nieces. By Telegraph to The News. BROOKLYN, N. Y., Aug. 31. Thom as Hussey.the Alabama miser, who was found wandering in the streets of New York some weeks ago, Mth $33,000 about his person, was buried Sunday. He willed his fortune, which is be lieved to be about $100,000, to his grand nieces, Mrs. Harriet Mitchell, of No. 8 Vine street, and Mrs. Mary Ann Don ohue, who lives near the navy yard, in equal division. The will was filed in Brooklyn today. FAURE RETURNS TO FRANCE. The French Enthusiastic Over the Al liance With Russia. By Telegraph to The News. DUNKIRK, Aug. 31. President Felix Faure and M Hanotaux, French minis ter of foreign affairs, landed this morning from the French cruiser Pe than, returning from Russia. They were met by the members of the cabi net. M. Meline, in tendering the president the congratulations of the cabinet, was warmly applauded. The great crowd present enthusiastically cheered the president. CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE INSUR GENTS. By Telegraph to the News. SIML1A, India, Aug. 31. The tubes men who were in possession of Kopa pass, has been deposed by Col. Gor don, who started at the head of the column August 29th to relieve and re inforce the British garrisons in the Sol mana mountains. Col. Gordon is con ducting his advance. The town of Hangu, near Kohata, is threatened by the enemy. The Bellochi tribes have risen near Mack, and crossed the Afghan frontier, the Ghozis, near Cuetta, killing six na tives. PLAYMU8 GAMES; LOSE 1. Correspondence of The News. MOUNTAIN ISLAND, Sept. 1. It seems that Mountain Island has the crack baseball team this season. The team has played Newton. Shelby. King's Mountain, Stanley Creek, St. Mary's, Matthews and ten other teams. ?t his been the winner of all the games except one. Now is the chance for some of your good ball players to play the crack team and be the winner over all. MECKLENBURG'S GOOD CROPS. Mr C M. Carson has just returned from an extended trip all through the county and he tells the News he has never seen crops look so well at this season He safs the prospects , tor fine crops and the farmers are m excel lent spirit8oyerJheooofc are free. We don't Hi ROGERS, y With flen of Unlimited Wealth Formed to Develop the Klon dike Gold Fields.-Ladue, Founder oi Dawson City, at Its Head. By Telegraph to The News. NEW YORK, Aug. 27. The most re markable directory of any of the Klon dike companies Is just announced. ! It is composed of Hon. Chauncey M. . Depew, president of the New York ! Central railway; H. Walter Webb, of ! the New York Central; W. J. Arkell, ! owner of Judge; Hon. C. H. Macintosh, ' her majesty's lieutenant governor of the northwest territories; Senator Kirchoffer. Eli A. Gage, son of' the Secretary of the Treasury; Dr. Parker, of the United States National, bank, and Thomas L. James, ex-postmaster general and president of the Lincoln National bank. The name of the company is the Jo seph Ladue Mining and Development Company, of Yukon, with offices at No. 20 Nassau street, this city. Ladue is the founder of Dawson City and turned into the company some of the best properties in the Klondike dis trict which he had discovered. He was the pioneer of that region and brought back to civilization the first authentic information from the new gold fields. He was immediately taken in hand and the company above named formed, with a capitalization of $5,000,000. Books have been opened for public sub scription to the stock. Ladue endured many hardships be fore striking pay dirt. The properties he discovered are worth many millions. NOTIFIED TO VACATE. Miners Who Will Not Work Must Leave the Company's Houses. By Telegraph to The News. LENOXV4LLE. Tenn. Sept. 18. Miners are working in the Jellico dis trict today, notwithstanding the op ertors and the leaders of the miners have been unable to arrive at any agreement. Miners occupying compa ny houses refusing to work will re ceive notice to vacate immediately. This plan is more readily effective in Tennessee than on the Kentucky side, thirty days' notice being, required in Kentucky. Local operators are. confident that la borers will be greatly surprised at the large number of union men who will be working in a fewrdays. TO AID THE STRIKERS CINCINNATI. Ohio, Sept. 1. The Central Labor Council here, composed of all the representatives of labor un ions in this city, have adopted resolu tions approving the course of the St. Louis labor conference in setting aside the earnings of September 3d for the assistance of striking miners. GEORGE BRODIE HANGED. The Kittrell Rapist Today Paid the Penalty of His Crime. By Telegraph to The News. RALEIGH, N. C, Sept. 1. George Brodie, the negro who assaulted a young white girl at Kittrell, exactly one month ago. was hanged today at Henderson. He was tried ata special term of court called by the governor for that purpose under the new law. He was convicted by a jury composed of one-third negroes in three minutes. The negroes of Henderson last night became very ugly in talk and demean or, and some trouble at the hanging today was anticipated, but none oc curred. Another criminal assault is reported today from Franklin county, not far from the scene of Brodie's crime. Two negro boys assaulted a colored girl. PRESIDENT IN CLEVELAND. Hanna's Yacht Arrived Ahead of Time. & Reception This Afternoon. By Telegraph to The News. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 27 Presi dent MeKinlev arrived this morning and will remain until Wednesday. The reception was not as elaborate as plan ned, because of the arrival 01 sena tor Hanna's yacht, bearing the Presi dent, several hours ahead of schedule. Senator Hanna was somewhat sur prised to know that elaborate prepara tions had been made, as he said he had advised agaipst it yesterday be cause of the uncertainty of the hour of arrival. He asked that the Naval Re serves and the-Tippecanoe Club be no tified of the arrival of the President. He invited a number of prominent men aboard. The President's appearance indicates perfect health. The party repaired to Senator Han na's residence for breakfast. It is probable a public reception will be held later in the day. MILLIONAIRE DISTILLER STRICKEN Charles Flelschmann the Victim of a Stroke of Paralysis. By Telegraph to The News. NEW YORK, Aug. 28. Charles Fleischmann, the millionaire distiller, yeast manufacturer and former State senator from Ohio was stricken with paralysis this morning while on his yacht Hiawatha, which is claimed to be the finest launch in this country. He is being swiftly borne up the Hudson to his summer home at Rondout, Later reports indicate a slight improvement in his condition. Tl e case bears a strong resemblance to that Tf Ogden Goelet. who died sud denly yesterday. TRIED TOLYNH GFF0R0. Murderer of "Rufus Sanders" Comes Near Being Hanged Without Trial. Tiv Teleeraph to The News. . MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 30. A mob attacked the Greenville jail this morning in an attempt to lynch John A Gafford. who killed Francis uartow Lloyd, the well-known writer, last Wednesday. The attack was repulsed by the sher iff. During the fight four prisoners es Governor Johnston has ordered out the militia, anticipating another at tempt at lynching. . TrnT.n'C STATEMENT. KAlLnrviww ,.i,no r An? 28. President WLiumnuo, v. " Ratchford has Issued a statement re- fering to tne operate ji - burg District, stating that the men 1.. livinc waees: he says they are willing to arbitrate but the mine owners evaae me issue. Another Move in the Charlotte Post office Matter How Lusk Was Landed. Hill and Ingalfs May be Returned to the House. -Bliss Wil Not Resign. Negi oes at Annapolis. From the News' Special Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. After something of a hand-to-hand firht with Secretary Gage, of the Treasury De partment, Senator Pritchard succeeded In landing his man Friday. V. S. Lusk, as receiver for the defunct national bank at Asheville. Powell had the ap pointment, and today more honored dethroned than Lusk is with the ap pointment in his pocket, particularly when he received it as he did The for mer was selected on account of his fit ness and qualifications, while the latter was chosen on account of his politics. CHARLOTTE POSTOFFICE. There is another move on the polit ical chess board with reference to the Charlotte postofflce, but what it will amount to cannot be foreshadowed to day. About the department and in connection with the Charlotte postoffice the utmost secrecy is observed. If it is possible for any advance news to be had the News shall have it, and in due time. NO APPOINTMENTS NOW. Postmaster General Gary announced yesterday that there would be no more Presidential postmasters appointed un til the President returns to Washing ton. This may be taken to apply with equal force to all other officers. The President has reached that stage of his vacation which will necessitate travel ing, and it is understood he has directed that nothing unless it be of a most ur gent character be referred to him until his return. After the G. A. R. encamp ment at Buffalo, Mr. McKinley will re turn to Ohio for a few days' rest and consultation with Hanna, when - the Buckeye Napoleon of protection and the Honorable Marcus Aurelius will ex change compliments over dollar wheat. The periodical "gag" of the early and speedy retirement of Secretary Bliss from the cabinet has been revived in Washington. Recently Secretary Bliss found it necessary to make a short visit to the President at Platts burg. which set the gossips a-going. September 15 has been fixed as the date of Mr. Bliss' retirement, but upon good authority the story is denied. HILL AND INGALLS TO COME AGAIN. . According to the latest news from the seat of war, the House of Representa tives wil l4.ave two national characters on its roll call, namely, David B. Hill, of New York, and John J. Ingalls, of Kansas. NEGROES AT ANNAPOLIS. There is blood on the moon for some body around Annapolis next week, when two colored boys are to line up with white youths for examination to enter the United States Naval Acade my at Maryland's capital. Thtese-ne-i groes are John W. Smith, of Chicago, and R. C. Bundy, of Cincinnati. It is estimated that between ninety and one hundred white boys will stand their in itial examination next week, ami Smith and Bundy will be examined along with them. Although in past years negroes nave passed successfully this exami nation, they have, without exception, come to grief ere they had been there long, and with the large number of white boys from the South now at the Naval Academy, there will in all prob ability be a clash when the ebony-col ored student makes his first dash foi social equality with his white supe riors. Every precaution nossible has been taken against a collision, never theless those in power and authority appreciate the gravity of the situation and find it difficult to conceal their anxiety for the ultimate resuit. But where is the remedy?' The boys have invariably found one in the past and may be safely relied upon to meet this emergency. FAVORITISM SHOWN. Anent the recent agitation and dis- cussion of the civil service question, it has come to the surface that under Mr. Carlisle's regime as Secretary of the Treasury Kentucky had but three re movals, one in the classified and two in the unclassified service. But the Blue Grass State got seventy-five ap pointments and thirty-nine promotions; Maryland had eighty-three appoint ments and eighty-three promotions; New York secured 186 appointments and 123 promotions; Texas had thirty- seven appointments and thirty-five pro motions; Tennessee got forty-six ap pointments and forty-three promotions; Virginia had eighty-seven appoint ments and seventy-three promotions; Georgia got fifty-seven appointments and thirty-eight promotions; North Carolina went 'em one better and se cured forty-four appointments and for ty-four promotions, while South Caro lina only had thirty-one appointments and twenty-six promotions. During Mr. Carlisle's four years in office as Secretary of the Treasury he dismissed 1,783 people and appointed 1,224 without the assistance of the civil service com mission, but it was after these changes had been made, or the major portion of them, at least, that the general order extending the merit system was issi.d .' WELLINGTON'S WATERLOO. Wellington's Waterloo in the Mary land State convention yesterday is re garded by the politicians and people here alike as the beginning of the end of Republican rule in that State. His overthrow was complete and the ene my left him not a leg upon which to stand. Jn Virginia the Republicans are so hopelessly divided and disorganized that they will hardly holt a State con vention or name a State ticket this year. GUDGER'S EXTRA SLICE. Today the Secretary of the Treasury abolished the office of customs inspect or at Panama, the duties of that posi tion hereafter devolving upon the con sul general, which will increase H. A Gudger's compensation as consul gen eral to that port about $2,500. Early next spring a party will, be sent out from the Geological Survey to make ancther investigation of gold re scuitv.s in Alaska. An appropriation of $25,000 was asked for from congress last session, but the maount was cut down to $5,000. This was not available in time to send the party last season. but it will be used in dispatching prob ably three experts to the Klondike re gions next season. At the next session of Congress another appropriation will be asked for to the amount of $25,000 with which to dispatch an additional party. TO ATTACK JAMRUD. By Telegraph to The News. LONDON. Aug. 28.-The latest news from the frontier is that the Afridis are meditating an attack upon Jamrud, where everything is in readiness to meet them. PINEVILLE'S FIRST BALE. "Rv Teleeranh to the News. PTNEVILLE. Sept. 1. Pineville's t-o l-xjio f new rotton was market ed here this-morning. It was brought in by Mr. J. H. Kims, it weignea oiu pounds and brought 8:30. SWALLOWED A PIN AND DIED. Rose Lynch, 56 years old. a New York York domestic, died in Bellevue Hos pital from the effects of swallowing a brass pin. . , Sixteen Thousand Dependent on Char ity. West Virginia Mines Closed. Oompers Thinks fliners Will Win, and the-Strike End Before October. By Telegraph to The News. COLUMBUS. Ohio, Aug. 27. There is imminent danger of fierce bread riots in the mining district. According to the report of Inspector Hazelton, over seventeen thousand persons on his lists are dependent on charity for daily bread. Mr. Hazelton says the charitably inclined will be altogether unable to relieve this host of idle men, and that most of the fami lies are even now destitute and some are threatened with starvation. THINKS STRIKERS WILL WIN. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. President Gompers, of the American Federation of Labor, thinks the big coal strike will be over by the end of September. He thinks the strikers will win. He has given out the statement that six hundred of the seven hundred and fifty mines in West Virginia are closed. He said so long as the West Virginia mines are closed there are great hopes that the men, used to hardships, will stay out. HAD NO FOOD. PITTSBURG. Pa., . Aug. 27. There was no food in Camp Isolation, Plum Creek, for the strikers, and they broke camp this morning. For the first time the strikers experienced genuine hard ships. There was no food for them. The lack of food, however, was due to a break in the arrangements. WEDDING STOPPED BY TRAMPS Fifteen Armed Weary Walkers Hold up a Wedding Party at a Farm House. By Telegraph to the News. HOLD GATE, Ohio, Aug. 27. A force of fifteen well-armed tramps suprised and captured the farmhouse of John Williams, near this place, last night. They stopped the wedding of his daughter to Frank Collins, and drove the family from the house. The tramps then devoured the bri dal supper and ransacked the house. The wedding was postponed and the guests at the marriage formed a posse and started in pursuit of the tramps. 4- BLOWN UP WITH NITRO-GLYCERINE. Robbery of the Exchange Bank at Efmdale, Kansas. By Telegraph to The News. ELM DALE, Kan., Aug. 30. Early this morning burglars blew up the vault of -the Exchange bank, in this city, withiyu.ro glycerine. There were three explosions. Before the third took place a crowd surround ed the bank and fired into it promiscu ously. The burglars escaped by the rear door, taking $1,800 in money and $70 Oin drafts. BEEF RISES IN PRICE. C rn Too High For Farmers to Feed It to Cows. By Telegraph to The News. NEW YORK, Aug. 27. Along with the rise in the price of bread and other necessities of life there is an advance in the price of all kinds of beef, the al leged cause being the scarcity of good cattle, due to corn being so expensive that farmers cannot feed cattle on it. PREMIER SALISBURY'S PROPOSI TION. By Telegraph to The News. LONDON, Aug. 27. Lord Salisbury has proposed that Russia, France and England guarantee the Greek indem nity to Turkey and these powers con trol the Greek revenues. A HEAD END COLLISION. By Telegraph to The News. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 27. There was a probably ratal head end coins ion on the Southern railway 3 miles west of Eden last night between freight trains. The engines of both trains and freight cars were demolished. Engin eers Cheavers and Lewine and others were seriously injured. V FARMERS GET $400,000 MORE. By Telegraph to the News. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. District Secretary Brigham, of the Agricul tural Department, t.::iy expressed the opinion that An .iican farmers this year will receive an aggregate of from $400,000 Jo $500,000 in excess of that received last year for wheat. Colonel Brigham says this will also benefit the laboring element. SYTHE VICE COMMANDER. By Telegraph to the News. BUFFALO, N. Y., Aug. 27. The sec ond day's session of the Grand Army, of the Republic, like that of yesterday was strictly private. Only members were admitted. Alfred Syth, of Bid well Wilkinson Post, Buffalo, was unanimously elect ed Senior Vice Commander. TO SEAL UP THE PASS. By Telegraph to The News. BOMBAY, India, Aug. 27. Madmul lah, of Haddah, who commanded the Afridis who captured the British forts In the Khidever Pass, says the natives will now keep the pass sealed up. POSTOFFICE BLOWN UP. By Telegraph to The News. DUBLIN, Ireland, Aug. 27. The post office at Laneborough, county Long ford, was blown up by dynamite this morning. TO ASSASSINATE THE QUEEN. By Telegraph to The News. MADRID. Aug. 27. An anarchist plot to avenge the death of Golli by assassinating the Quen of Spain has been unearthed in London. HEAVY FROSTS IN MICHIGAN. Bv Telesrraph to The News. DETROIT. Aug. 31. Heavy frosts are reported from the northern part of the State last night. They did much damage to vegetation and the remainder of the crop standing is ruined. TO CHASE FILIBUSTERS. By Telegraph to The News. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. The gun boat Wilmington today left Jackson vine, Fla., for a five day's cruise after filibusters. . The Arrest of the North Carolina Post QOffice Inspector" a Republican Scheme. Scheme to Pay Off the Whole Pension Debt and Add it to the Currency Republicans Falling Over Each Other to Help Hanna. By the News' Special Correspondent. WASHINGTON, Aug. 30. Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristowe signalized his return to the city by a general "rattling of the dry bones" j-amorg the fourth-class postmasters, as the following list of changes for North Carolina will show: Allegheny, S. V. Shelton; Belmont. J. W. Armstrong; Boon, T. C. Blackburn; Bridgewater. T. A. Seales; Bushnell. R. M. Tom ma son; Cobin, W. J. Kennedy; Cameron. F. A. McFadyn; Corolsen, C. W. Mel ton; Castalia, T. J. Brasswell; Cathe rine Lake, O. B. Cox; Fair Bluff, O. H. Lennon; Faust, J. A. English; Folsom, W. J. McKay; Forbush, J. W. Smith erman; Glen Alpine, J. D. Pitts; Hol ly Springs, J. E. Conden; Hudson, W. D. Hickman; Jonesboro, S. H. Bu channan; LaGrange, Albert Miller; Me bane, S. A. White; Mills River, J. B. Rhodes; Point Gap, John Golden; Por ter, J. C. Hammer; Ramseur, G. M. Kimrey; Red Springs. J. G. Brown; Roaring Gap, Thomas Simmons; Robe sonville, A. L. Winn; Shankle, Sallie Shankle; Southern Pines, A. M. Clarke; Wake Forest, M. A. Timberlake; Wal ter, N. B. Talton. THE ARRINGTON CASE. The arrest here of Postoffice In spector Arrington, of North Carolina, for alleged embezzlement of funds belonging to the Postoffice Department is claimed by his friends and Mr. Ar rington himself as an attempt by the department authorities to justify Mr. Arringtons unwarranted d'smissal of last Monday. The .dismissal was made without a moment's warning and Mr. Arringtori's unwarranted dismissal on ty to balance his books. He was given a preliminary hearing before a United States commissioner and gave bond for his appearance at the trial to be held on Friday of this week. Instead of being indebted to the government $4,000, which it is charged he has re tained, Mr. Arrington claims that the government is indebted to him in the sum of $l80, of which he will show to the satisfaction of all concerned at the next Friday. THE OHIO CAMPAIGN. Secretary of State John Sherman will soon go upon the hustings in the Ohio campaign. Mark Hanna sounded the tocsin of war and called the big guns to arms. Senators Cullom and Mason, of Illinois; Dingley, of Maine; White. BeLnap and Foss, and a baker's dozen of others besides Sherman have fallen over each other in their wild efforts to obey the behests of the Honorable Mar cus Aurelius, Hanna. His influence over the leading lights as well as upon the rank and file of the Republican party is something wonderful. All he has to do is to make known his wishes and they are complied with and no questions asked. The czar of all the Russias never dared to exercise more autocratic powers than the Senator from Cleveland. Senator Cullom, of Ill inois, who only a few days ago was out in an open letter "roasting" Mc Kinley's appointments in the Prairie State, has actually agreed to cut short his European trip in order that he might participate in the Ohio cam paign, while there are others who are willing to go him one better and. aban don their European trip altogether. A NEW SCHEME. A new plan has come to the surface here for the conversion of the pension debt into a currency and pay each pen sioner in a lump sum instead of drib bling it out in small bits over a more or less long period of years. The nation's pension debt is now estimated at $2, 000,000,000. and it is claimed that this vast obligation can be discharged by simply turning it into a monetary im plement. John Orm Cole is the author of this new scheme, and his plan calls for issuing greenbacks to the amount of two billions of dollars, a legal ten der for all debts, public and private, and redeemable in silver coin at the rate of one million dollars annually, sil ver to be given equal rights with gold at the mints. NEWSY NOTES FROM STANLEY. Correspondence of The News. STANLEY CREEK. Aug. 30. The Baptist meeting closed last hun-Viy. Seventeen were baptized. A protracted meeting is going on at the Methodist church. Fastor Parker Is going a great deal of good. Quite a crowd went from here on Ranseur's excursion to Baltimore. M. A. P. Rhyne, of Mount Hollv, is in town today. Dr. John Hunter, of Huntor3Vi!le, has charge of Dr. McHunter's practice while he is in Baltimore. Thompson, & Pegram are building an addition to their store. Mie-BesFie Freeman, of Albemarle, has begun her school. Miss Julia Wilson, of Huntersville, came over to go on tne excursion 10 Baltimore. Mrs. R. L. McLurd and family have moved into their new house. The Stanley Creel: and Concord teams play ball Tuesday and Wednesday at Concord. CONFERENCE OF LABOR X.EAD- ERS. By Telegraph to The News. ST LOTUS. Aue. 30. Many labor leaders have arrived to attend he con ferente of United.Lcbor Unions, which is to take action on the big coai min ers strike. OITIET IN PITTSBURG DISTRICT. PITTSBURG, Aug. 30 Incidents around the De Armitt mine are not ex citing. The strikers have made prepa ration for a week of work which is ex pected to be full of active operations. CUSSED BY A MINISTERIAL STU DENT. A communication in the Sylvan Val lev News savs: "Last Monday morn ing Judson Corn undertook to give his prinnled father a lesson in obedience and made his demonstration so for cible as to shove him off the piazza skinning his face badly and render tne- one arm useless. When a pros pective "preacher of the word.' so far forsrets its teacning as to can nis ia.wi er a old mossy back devil, in the heat of anger, it is time both the church and public should jtnow it. RAISING THE TAXES. The State Board of Equalizers, which is composed of the members of the Railwav Commission, have raised the value of the following items for tax ation in this county: Mules 1 per cent; cattle 10 per cent; sheep 6 per cert; and bicycles 10 per cent. This is lone to raise more taxes to meet the enormous expenses of the last Leg islature. and as usual the farmer foots most of the bill. Newton Enterprise. APPENDICITIS THE FAD. Appendicitis must be the fad at High Point. One physician there was called upon to perform three operations in one day last week. Greensboro Pa triot. . nine Operators Will Try to Resume Operations on the Wheeling Branch of the B. and O The Adjournment Wednesday a Bluff. By Telegraph to The News. PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 2S. Strikers awakened this morning to the fact that the adjournment Wednesday . of the coal operators in apparent anger over the failure of the attempt at resump tion was a bluff. Since then the operators have been meeting secretly. Plans were complet- ed last night and a move -is expected any time. at It has been decided to try to start several mines along the Wheeling di vision of the Baltimore and Ohio road. One of the principal reasons for start ing the resumption on the Wheeling division i3 that men ran he unloaded close to the mouth of the mines. When new men are put in the places of tne strikers there is almost sure to trouble. The operators announce be their Intention of. starting up the mines un new men. TOURNAMENT AT DAVIDSON. Takes Place the 31st Prizes Donated by Charlotte Firms. Correspondence of The News. DAVIDSON. Aug. 28. The Davidson tournament, as advertised, will take place on the 31st. There have been some reports circulated that it had been broken up, but all who come to David son on that day will see diffei ently. ihe prizes have already been donated by the following progressive business men of Charlotte, who are always ready to do what is in their power to help, not only their own city, but the surrounding country, and we beg to ex press our sincere thanks to them through the News for their kindness. The following prizes for the horse tour nament: First, a beautiful saddle. given by the Shaw-Howell " Harness Co.; second prize, a handsome bridle. silver mounted, given by L. W. & P. A. Osborne; third, a pair of leggins, given by J. H. Weddington & Co In the bicycle tournament the prizes are: First, bicycle suit, given by the Carolina Clothing Co; second, pair of bicycle shoes, given by Gilreath & Co.; third, bicycle stockings, given by J. D. Collins, the "Bee Hive." Every one is invited to come and bring full baskets. AHKUND OF SWAT REVOLTS. Other Tribes Join the Insurrection Against British Rule in India. By Telegraph to The News. , SIMLA, India, Sept. -1. "Further trib al defections are reported to have taken place. Leaders of the Shamoazl and Silir- zais have joined the insurgents, with their followers. There are four thousand tribesmen in Khyber Pass ready to resist the Brit ish. The Ahkund of Swat is a disciple of Madmullah. He has previously oi- posed the British, and is now inciting the Swatis to hostilities. The confidential military reports say that the "Belochi militia are untrust worthy and there is urgent need of re liable troops in their place. WILLARD'S HOTEL GOES UNDER. he Famous Washington Hotel Couldn't Pay Expenses. By Telegraph to The News. WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. Willard's Hotel, one of , the historical hostelries of the capital, is today in charge of a deputy United States marshal .as the result of the failure of the lessee to pay the rent. President McKinley's vacation has caused the office-seekers to straggle away. Willard's, like many other ho tels, was deprived of a considerable revenue and is now unable to- pay ex penses. Many of the great questions that have been discussed In this country re cently have been decided in its spa cious lobby, which was for many years a favorite gathering place for the poli ticians of all parties. SHOWS NO CONCLUSION Volume 1 of the Venezuela Commis sion's Report Devoted to Hist ry. - By Telegraph to the News. WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. The re port of the Venezuelan Boundary Com mission has just come from the press in the shape of Volume I, which is de voted to the historical portion of the work undertaken by the commission. This report, previously sent to Con- Kress, is comparatively short, and mainly devoted to the exploitation of the labors of the various experts em ployed by the commission. Nowhere is there any indication tnat the eommision itself has arrived at any conclusion as to "the merits of the re spective claims of Great Britain and Venezuela. MAY BE SETTLED TONIGHT- Operators Offer fliners 64 Cents a Ton Until Arbitrators Fix the Scale. Tiv Tplperanh to The News. fiT.EVELAND. Ohio. Aug. 31. Ac cording to T. Young, manager of M. a Manna & C.'s mines, tne coai strike will be settled before tomorrow night. The nnprators are said to have offer ed the men 64 cents a ton pending the aibitration of th points at issue if :ne miners wouiu consent i in is at ranennent. According to the opera tors the miners have been assured they vhs'l rei eive no less than 60 cents bv rhe arbitrators, and as much more as the arbitrators may deem proper. WILL NOMINATE LOW, ANYWAY. By Telegraph to The Newsc NEW YORK, Aug. 28. The Citizens' Union leaders are determined to nomi nate Seth Low for mayor of Greater New York Wednesday next, with or without the concurrence of the Brook lyn committee of fifty. Their Intention is to force the issue, regardless of what Republicans and other organizations may do. Mr. Low has not been consult ed as to to his wishes in the matter. ANARCHISTS EXCLUDED FROM ENGLAND. By Telegraph to the News. - MADRID. Aug. 31. It is announced here that anarchists will be no longer allowed to land in England Therefore the Spanish government must deport them to some of the American repub lies or to some of the distant Spanish possessions. WHITE CAPS BOUND OVER. By Telegraph to the News- RIDGEWAY, S. C, Sept. 1. Twen ty-four residents of Fairfield county charged with whipping, and driving out Mormon Elders and their con verts, have been bound over for trial at the next term of court. Woodford's Positive Instructions as Minister to Spain. Big Steals in the Treasury Department Under Inves tigation. - By Telegraph to The News. WASHINGTON, Aug. 30. General Woodford, minister to Spain, starts from Paris for San Sebastian tomor row. He will present to the Queen Regent a proposition of the State De partment for ending the war in Cuba,. general Woodford's Instructions are definite and conclusive and President McKinley looks to him to secure a pos itive reply at an early date. If Spain fails to respond satisfactorily in the preliminary negotiations it is believed General Woodford's instructions au thorize him to let the Spanish govern ment understand that the United States government will not permit anything to intervene until the matter is finally disposed of. Assistant Secretary of State Day will have charge of the conduct of these ne gotiations, and he will practically su percede Secretary of State Sherman. FRAUDS UNDER INVESTIGATION. The authorities are investigating frauds in the Treasury Department. Big stealings are reported and the work of unearthing the frauds is progressing slowly in order that none of those en gaged in the swindles may have oppor tunity to cover his tracks. $70,000,000 IN 8I6HT. Canadian Expert's Report on the Klon dike Gold Fields. By Telegraph to The News. ST. MICHAEL, Alaska, via Port Olympla. Aug. 30. William Ogilvie, the Dominion surveyor and assistant as tronomer, came down the Yukon to day on his way to make his report to his government on the gold fields in the Klondike His report will say that from the mines now discovered over seventy millions of dollars in gold can be taken in the next three years. From a single pan, in which he could see no old, Ogilvie washed out $575 worth. Many pans yield over a thousand dol lars, he says. SOLD FOR A MILLION. NEW YORK. Aug. 30. It was con firmed in Wall street today that the exploration syndicate of this city has negotiated the sale of the entire min ing and real estate interests of A E. Ironmonger, at Sola, In the Klon dike county, to the British-North American Trading and Exploration Company, who have offices at No. 63 Wall street, New .York city, for cash and securities, to an amount exceeding million dollars. Hon. Charles T. O'Ferrall, governor of Virginia, is a director and vice president of this com- . pany. i CHICAG0AN8 GO TO CUBA. wo Hundred In the Party. Supplied With Ample Ammunition. By Telegraph to The News. CHICAGO. Aug. 30. Two hundred Americans and' three carloads of .am munition are supposed to leave Chica go to-morrow night for Jacksonville, Fla. The aggregation will there board the steamer Soledad and sail for some point in Cuba! The Spanish reports say the Soledad will sail Saturday. The Americans composing the Chica go-Cuban contingent are mostly of the unemployed. They have, enlisted for welve months and receive a salary of $20 per month. In the. event of Cuba's freedom each soldier is promised a large tract of land in Cuba and some money. LAWN FETE AT HUNTERSVILLE. Correspondence of The News. HUNTERSVILLE. Aug. 30. The young ladies of the town will give a lawn fete at the residence of Rev. James Boyce Friday night, September 3d. Refreshments will be served. Mu sic will be furnished by the Hunters ville string band. The fete is given for the benefit of the new A. R. Pa church. Admission, 10 cents. The excursionists returned home Sat urday night and report a good time Holbrook & McRaven will open their new store September 1st. Miss Rachel Hood is spending a week here. CAN'T DO WITHOUT IT. This letter to the Mecklenburg Times speaks for itself: "WH1TSETT, N. C, Aug. 26, 1897. "Mr. W. C. Dowd Dear Sir: Please change my paper from Pinevllle to Room 6, Palace Hotel, Whitsett, N. C. Please attend to this at once, and send me the last two weeks' issues. I am attending school here at Whitsett In- situte, taking a commercial course. I am a Mecklenburg boy and cannot do without your paper. It is just impos sible. Yours truly, "W. L. WILLIAMSON." DID SHE DROWN HERSELF AND BABY? By Telegraph to The News. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 1. Mrs. Church P. Garel is mysteriously missing this morning. The police fear she committed suicide by jumping into the river. She took her baby with her and it Is thought the Infant was drown ed in the mother's arms. , DUNCAN'S WITHDRAWAL. By Telegraph to the News. COLUMBIA, S. C, Aug. 30. John T. Duncan has Issued a card retiring from the Senatorial race. His object in entering, he says, was to be able to confron Ex-Governor Evans with proof of the charges of corruption which he made. last summer. CZAR WILL VISJI PARIS. By Telegraph to The News. 4 PARIS, Aug. 30. It is announced to?. day that the Czar will visit Paris some time about the close of the autumn season. 200 POISONED BY LEMONADE. By Telegraph to The News. ANDERSON. Ind.f Aug. 28. Tartaric acid used 111 lemonade sold under show tents here last night poisoned two hun dred persons, fifty of whom are in a serious condition. ILLINOIS TOWN ON FIRE. By Telegraph to The News. VIRGINIA. III.. Aug. 28. Nearly the entire business section, comprising a score of 1 uiMirgs, was burned this morning. Loss, over $100,000. TO STRENGTHEN THE NAVY. By Telegraph to The News. MADRID, Aug. 28. The government is arranging fresh credits with a view to strengthening the navy. A naviga tion tax will be the security for the loan. CROKER "COMING OVER. By Telegraph to The News. " " LONDON. Aug. 28. Richard Croker sails for New York Tuesday. He. will remain there a few weeks only accord ing to present programme.