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8; 1 1 1 u I jhh Pafku is 44 Years Old CHARLOTTE, N. C., THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 1897. State L.'orary 1J VOLUME XLIV NUMBER 22f 11 D THE PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE. -,r Dean, the New VI lln Teacher, Arrives, Interesting Notes About the School. M, it. an, the new violin teacher has .riv'(l hegun work. He has been ' c, ful teacher in New York City, t,l in Hartford, Conn., and comes to .... itw u fin nutation and ... r 1 n - . , ; i i.i:si:ism lor his work. Mr, 4 t,.,vf classes in that language as , tw. t:!riiivii( Instrument. .. , s in L ' , ,,;i."Ki' has a tloo enrollment and is i.uhk excellent work in all depait- " 'i -'i','." ni.i ai y is Raining some very good ,vi:,i;;l) the liberality of friends, v- H. Alexander has given ;, volume edition f Richard - 'J h and I'apeis ot' the iv s. ' .n"l ; iwiugh him the Stale , I:. - ; i-'MltuI a full t-et of the ',".' k. r..ri compiled by the late I I,,; Siymei" Society has just i . ,! J l)iisn'H Encyclopaedia, which bt- n valuable addition to their ref-(.trho.- library. T!;- rmiinii reputation of the college l,Ur t,.,,iilu l" Charlotte quite a num t i ,, young ladies who board with th!! Mii nriH in town, in addition to illi.v in.ikiiiK' their home in the college .:..,-;. A litrj; . majority of those enrolled are iP.'-r.i i of the Presbyterian church, il:.,t;h all denominations are repre .H, vwi. A distinctive characteristic cf ili- ..oil- done is its Uible study and , is !-ti:in int'.uence. While up to date i;. r.Mv respect the Bible is made the ,,i,j ... ; ,,! special study and no one Is , x, ut-1 il from attendance on those TIP ON COTTON. NKW YORK. Oct. 6. Europe has bn selling cotton pretty freely this rr.ei n!ng. l!:ii!i. has been undoing a large line of straddles, that is, he sold his longs riKiilnst spct purchases In the South. Wall street and Southern speculators boiiKtit quite a line, mostly January to March. The market is. very steady with a bullish tendency. Further advance will depend on new buyers romiiiK in They may pause and a slight reacton follow but would not sell short. Professions! 1K W H. WAKEFIELD At home during October except Wednesdays and Thursdays. Prac tice limited to the Eye, Ear. Nose and Throat. DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM. Office 7 West Trade St. Practice limiiod lo Eye, Kar, Hub sod Throat. Apr 3, 1996 OSBORNE, MAXWELL & V EEERA.NS, Attorneys at Law, (Mice- I and 3 Law Building. O'-m 20, 1895 J.J N PHARR, Attorney at Law, Office No. 14 Law Building. (JLaRKSON & DUL8. Attorneys at Ltw, Office No. 12 Law Building. )RS. M'COMBS & GIBBON Physicians and Surgeons, (lice: No 21 North Tijou Street. Charlotte, N. C. If ;ou want to look nice, seud your l.uieii to the IlllliLimiSTEAMi,tll1DltV We have the beet lanndry in North 'arolina, and guarantee you -inotU ti rat-class work. ('HARbOTTK STKAM I,AUNDLlY. When the Eyes he.K iuo tired from reading or sewing or if 'he letters look b.urrel and run tog. ther. it is a sure indie tion tha classes are needed Cofisult our txperl Optician about your eyes. Examination free Shell & Harrison, JEWELERy and OPT ICIANS, 40 Bouth Tryon Street, Charl Jtte, N. C No better preparation can be made for the har than H U GH ES' QUI NINE HAIR TONIC. It keeps the Mnir tnd Sralp in perfect ct di ion all ihe lime Trill 25 cciita. R. F. Jordan & Co. tamp Agency. !'rescrutioin9ts. Phone No- 7. & fp4 msxti fists i IT'S TIME j To replace that old watch of yours with a thoroughly new one. Our line of watches contains the one . you want at the price you want to I pay. At every price we can offer 1 a guarantee time piece and can put money into your pocket. There's beauty of design in every watch. GARIBALDI & BRUNS, 14 S. Tryon street. Charlotte, N. C. MANY NEW CASES. Yellow Fever Breaks Out In the Heart of Hobite.-Nineteen New Cases at Edwards, and Others Reported from flcHenry, Grand Bay and Scranton. By Telegraph to tlxe News. MOBILE. ALA.. Oct. 2. The case of fever reported yesterday on State street was a man who had guarded the infected district. He carried the in fection into the northern part of the town where many of the poorer people dwelL The -Commercial Club called a meet ing today to form a relief committee to assist the unemployed. A suspicious case is reported In the heart of the city. G. F. Steiner, on St. Emanuel street. Four cases are reported at St. Elmo, twenty miles south of Mobile. A suspi cious case is reported at Grand Bay. AT OCEAN SPRINGS. OCEAN SPRINGS, MISS.. Oct. 2. A postal agent was taken off the train at Fontainebleau last night. The sick man was placed in the camp hospital. Levi, of Biloxl, is s;ck at the same place. Dr. Kolls, of Scraton, is sick. He was brought to the hospital. Two new cases are reported at Mc Henry. NEW CASES. EDWARDS, MISS., Oct. 2. Nineteen new cases of yellow fever are reported today; eleven white and eight colored. T01 RNAMENT AT KUNTERSVILLE A Number of Chtrloite People Pres ent. A Good Time Experienced. Hunters ville. N. C, Oct. 1, 1897. At 3:30 p. m., Thursday a large crowd gathered on the grounds to witness the tournament, which was the most suc cessful one held in the county this year. There were 15 riders on the field. Six of these took 9 rings each, in the three rides and in riding off the ties Mr. Mac. Henderson won by one ring, Mr. W. A. Nisbet second, Mr. J. O. Walker third and Mr. Joe David son fourth. It was closely contested from first to last. The following is a list of the rider, with their nom-de-plumes, and the number of rings taken: "Nineteenth Centruy," W. A. Nis bet, 9; "River Bend," Mac. Hender son 9; "Rural Hill," Joe Davidson 9; "Mount Holly," Bob Dunn 8; "Ashe land." Tom Davidson 7; "Arlington," Milton Dowd 7; "Bristow," Tom Mo Coy 9; "Black Hawk," Jno. Willson 8; "Bone and Blood," Joe Walker 9; "Ar nette," Craig Davidson 6; "Caldwell," Will Mayes 2. A number of Charlotte people were noted among the visitors: Misses Ida Yandle, Elma Shaffer, Mollie McDuf fle, Mrs. J. M. Woodsides, and Messrs. J. M. Woodsides, J. A. Couch, Jim Houston, Walter Davant, Eearnhardt. Howie, C. A. Walker and Brevard Nix on being present. Mt. Holly, Lowes ville and Stanly were also well repre sented. It was a most enjoyable day and will long be remembered by those present. The coronation took place at the Livingstone hotel at 8:30 p. m. Mr. Henderson crowned, as queen of Love and Beauty, Miss Nettie Sparrow, of Davidson, N. C. ; Mr. Nisbet, crowned Miss Lillie Smith, of Trenton, S. C, first maid of honor: Mr. Walker crowned Miss Nettle Dowd, of Char lotte, second maid; Mr. Davidson crowned Miss Anna Scott, of Lynch burg, Va., third maid. The coronation address was made by Mr. Brevard Nixon, of Charlotte. After the coronation exercises were over a reception wras given to the vis iting young ladies. KILLED HERSEIF AND CHILDREN. Closed All the Windows and Turned on the Gas. - Found Dead This riornlng. Bv Telegraph to The News. NEW YORK. Oct. 1. A woman reg istered at the West Shore hotel, corner Forty-second Btreet and Eleventh avenue last night, and gave the name Mrs. Caroline Fomellus, of West oPint, She and her four children were given a room. Eight o'clock this morning while a servant was passing the rooms he smelt gas. He told the clerk, who mn.de an investigation. He found the woman and her four children in two rooms dead from inhaling illuminating fras. The crime was evidently planned, aa all the crack of the windows were stuffed with clothing. The dead woman was almost forty years of age, the children from three to fifteen years old. All were well dressed. The coroner and police have been notified and an Investigation begun. SECRETS OF GREEK DIPLOMACY. Germany Threatened to Withdraw -Hanatoux Warned Greece Not to Threaten the Dynasty. Bv Telesrraph to The News. a t m rvs rw. 1. The contents of th "White Bonk" relating to the peace negotiations which was rresented to tin- chaml-er yestcrduy is now yener ally known. It confirms the statement that Ger many threatened to withdraw from the concert of the powers in the event of Greece not accepting the peace condi tions. Tt also reports regarding the warning to Greece which the French minister of foreign affairs, Hanctaux, issued Mav 30th relative to the in ternal situation of the country, de claring any attack upon the dynasty would threaten the very existence of Greece. TO OPPOSE BRITAIN'S ADVANCE. By Telegraph to the News. LONDON, Oct. 1. Latest Egyptian advices received say the Sultan has decided to offer strong resistance to the British advance up the Nile. A large 'orce of Dervishes under the command of Emir Mohamed are now at Metamneh. Batteries are being erected near the Sixth Cataract for the purpose of ob structing the further advance of the forces of General Kitchener, com manding Anglo-Egyptian troops. FIGHT BETWEEN MINERS AND DEPUTIES. By Telegraph to the News. EDWARDSVILLE, ILL.. Oct. A clash between deputies and miners oc curred here today. The women took an active part. Several were badly bruised with clubs. THE POPE QUITE ILL. By Telegraph to the News. ROME. Oct. 2. No change in the con dition of the Pope can be learned here today. He is very weak and is said to have fainting spells, but dignitaries at the Vatican are very recitant. FOR FREE CUBA. Monster Mass Meeting at Washing ton; - Meetings to be Held All Over the Country. -Hanna Republicans Run Rough Shod Over the Foraker- ites in Ohio. Correspondence of the News. WASHINGTON. Oct. 4. "Cuba; it ought to be and it shall be free!" That Is the motto on . the flag which the friends cf Cuba, many and influential in Washington, have nailed to the mast. The new campaign for free Cuba was opened with a big mass meeting, under the auspices of the Woman's National Cuban League, participated in by many prominent men, including a number of Washington's foremost ministers of the goppel. Other meetings are to be held, not enly in Washington, but in all sec tions of the country, to give that hear ty sympathy for Cuba known tc exist a chance to express itself in such an emphatic way that the leisurely and uncertain steps of the administration will have to be quickened, whether it be agreeable to the government of Spain or not. At this meeting a picked choir of sixty voices sang for the first time in public Jcseph Adams' "Ode to Cuba." which he dedicated to the League. There was great enthusiasm, and those who are in charge say that it is going to continue to grew until it be comes irresistable. These people be lieve with the Cubans that nothing shcrt of freedom for Cuba will be ac cepted, and that the administration scheme of pacification for Cuba under a continuance of Spanish rule Is bound to be a failure. Ex-Governor Hoadley, Chief Counsel for the intending purchasers of the Union Pacific Railroad, has been in Washington for the purpose of securing the official consent of the administra tion to the deal made by his clients with the Cleveland administration. He secured it, of course, and the read will be sold next month... notwithstanding the protests of the Senate Committee on Pacific Railroads and the charge by reputable citizens that the sale is a job to do the government and the private creditors of the road out of millicns of dollars. It pays to be the President's doctor. Dr. Newton L. Bates, a medical direc tor in the Navy, who was the private physician of Mr. McKinley when he was lix Congress, and who has occupied the same position since he became President, has been appointed Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in the Navy Department, although he was not next in line for promotion. An Ohio Republican who would not allcw his name to be used because it figures on an official pay roll and he wishes it to stay there, has been telling the Inside facts about the high-handed way in which Boss Hanna's man Die' has been walking rough shod over the Foraker Republicans in the State. He has been in the State recently and knows. He said: "There has never been anything like it before in Ohio pol itics. The supporters of Senator For aker supposed that when the deal was patched up, largely through Mr. Mc Kinley. by which Mr. Hanna was to 1 HUpioried for ' ZxAtu . . r.! Co". Bushnell re-nominated, that factional differences were to be shelved for the time and the campaign made harmoni ously. They soon discover that the harmony was to consist of constant hu miliation put upon the Foraker men by Hanna, his man Dick, and their hench men. It has been steadily getting worse ever since the campaign opened and the end is not yet, although Sena tor Foraker became so disgusted that he left the State with the intention of remaining away until the election. Mr. McKinley has persuaded Senator For nker to return to Ohio, and promised him that if he would so ah ad and make speeches he would see that Han na and Dick gave his friends bet ter treatment. Fc raker accepted Mr. McKinley's promise and left Washing ton today for Ohio, but he knows that Hanna considers himself McKinley's master, and hasn't much confidence In that promise. Foraker will have a per sonal day of reckoning with Hanna, as sure as you live, whether it be on the floor of the U. S. Senate or in the State of Ohio." There is an unusual lot of growling among the office seekers in Washington because of the little time that Mr. Mc Kinley devotes to them. They go to the White House every day but few of them get an opportunity to see Mr. Mc Kinley, and those wrho do see him do not get much satisfaction. He makes some appointments nearly every day. but lots of them are men whom he knows personally or wishes to reward fcr personal work done for him. As n result there is some plain talk in th hotel corridors from those who believe themselves entitled to official recogni tion and who have been led to suppose they would get it. Slowly, but surely, an antl-McKinley sentiment is growing nmrng Republicans.' GOLD COMING THIS WAY. By Telegraph to the News. LONDON. Ocf. 6. Eagles. to the amount of 100,000 pounds, perhaps less, left the bank of England this morning for New York in time to catch the steamer Majestic. No gold as yet has gone to America from Paris, but option has been secured on a large amount there. THE POPE FEEBLE AND EX HAUSTED. By Telegraph to the News. LONDON, Oct. 1. The Globe this afternoon says it hears (the iPope's weakness Is increasing. The church dignitaries are afraid he will not rally from the extreme feebleness and ex haustion he now betrays. WASHINGTON RIDES SLOWLY. I (ssengei s from Washington this morning say that horses and mules b ..n ti the place of electricity and th cable in that city. The fire the other night cut off all connections and the last rescrt was to go back to the ' old time ho: se and mule cars. It is piubable thr.i this state of affairs will continue for. weeks. FEVER SITUATION BETTER. NEW ORLEANS, C: t. 6. At lC:i0 o'clock this morning -twelve new cases of fever were reported and two deaths. All the other cases are recovering rap idly. Only about twenty cases are be ing cared for now, more than there was six days ago. MARK, THE LABOR CRUSHER. By Telegraph to the News. CLEVELAND, OHIO, Oct. 1. The Central labor union of this city, has denounced Senator Mark Hanna, in a set of resolutions, as the "greatest labor crusher of the world." . BANK STATEMENT. Reserve decrease $447,100; loans de crease $4,592,000; specie increase 494,500; legal tender decrease 2.442,300; deposits decrease 6,002,800; circulation increase 321,000. MILLIONAIRE LEWIS DEAD. By Telegraph to- th News. BUFFALO. N. Y., Oct. 2. George H. Lewis, the millionaire coal operator, died suddenly today. TEN NEW CASES. Br Teletrrach to the News. I EDWARDS. MISS-. Oct. L Ten new cases of fever are reported up to ten I o'clock this moroi-. WEKLER RECALLED. The Announcement ilade To-day. Accession of the New llnlstry Means a Complete Change in the Cuban Policy. By Telesrraph to The News. LONDON, Oct. 2. A dispatch from Madrid says. Capt, General Weyler has been recalled from Cuba. The announcement, following a long conference with Marshal Martinez Campos with the Queen Regent is re garded as significant. Gen. Campos says he believes the change of policy is possible without a dissolution of the cabinet. VV'eyler's successor is not officially announced. A NEW POLICY. The recall of Gen. Weyler is in ac cordance with the policy of the new Spanish Cabinet, headed by the Liberal .leader, Sagasta, who is " forming the new ministry. It is the intention of the new government to carry out the proposed Cuban reforms as rapidly as is practicable. Weyler's successor has not been an nounced. HtNHY GEORGE ACCEPT8. May Caue Van Wyck's Defeat. - Re publicans to Unite on Low. By Telegraph to the News. -NEW sfunK, Oct. 2. John C. Shee han, leader of Tammany Hall, said today, that the stories of the possible withdrawal of Judge Van Wyck from the fight for the mayoralty of the Greater New York, are wild and ridic ulous. At the headquarters of the Free Sil ver Democrats everybody seems to be delighted over the announcement that Henry George will accept the nomina tion of the "United Democracy" and enter upon a vigorous campaign. The Republican city campaign com mittee is holding a meeting today. Two committeemen today conceded the probability of the withdrawal of Gen. Tracy and a union of Republicans on Seth Low ticket. Many powerful influences are work ing for this union now. It is apparent that the Republicans will soon form a coalition with Citi zens' Union. The defection of . the followers of Henry George may cause Judge Van Wyck's defeat. ELEVEN NEW FEVER CASES. In New Orkans To-day. --Fixing Up the New Yellow Fever Hospital. By Telegraph to the News. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 1. There were no deaths during last night from the yellow fever. Eight persons were discharged from the detention camp today. Up to noon the board of health has received reports of seven new cases. Several new cases have been sent to the yelibw fever hospital in the pabv" few hours. Scattered through the building officials are thoroughly fumi gating the structure. The people of the neighborhood have concluded there is no reason why vio lence should be offered, and the health authorities consider that there is no reason tor them to apprehend further Incendiarism. 1,172 CASES OF FEVER. Epidemic of Typhoid Fever In Kent County, England. By Telegraph to The News. London, cmwyp(s;phlcmwyp shdlu LONDON, Oct. 1. The prevalence of typhoid fever at Maidstone, Kent, is increasing and trade is absolutely at a standstill. There are now 1,172 cases of the disease in the vicinity. Forty six deaths are reported, six of them last night. Some of the residents are panic stricken at the alarming state of af fairs the continued tolling of church bells denoting the burial of the dead. Many persons are leaving their homes. Physicians and nurses are much need ed. SAGASTA S NEW TAB'NET. Liberals to Tender an Ovation to the New Prime fllnlster. Bv Telegraph to the News. MADRID. Oct, 1. The Liberals are preparing to tender an ovation to the new Prime Minister Sagasta, their leader, upon his arrival here today. It Is taken for granted that he will form his cabinet as follows: Gamaxo, minister of foreign affairs. Muret y Prendergrast, minister for the Colonies. Gen. Corea, minister of war. It is not expected the cabinet crisis will be ended for another week. NEW TRUST LAUNCHED. To Control the Wire Making Industry - $60,000,000 Capital. By Telegraph to the News. CHICAGO. ILL.. Oct. 2. Ex-Judge Gary, one of the largest holders of stock In the Consolidated Wire Co., announces today the launching of a trust to control the wire, barbed wire and wire nail Interests of the country. The capital stock of the new com bine will be between $50,000,000 and $80,000,000. It will buy all the mills ob tainable outright, giving in exchange either cash or stock of the trust. AN ILLINOIS VILLAGE BURNED. By Telegraph to the News. CHICAGO, Oct. 1. Half the village of Willow Spring, sixteen miles south of this city, was burned this morning. Fifty families are homeless The best business buildings in the town are in ruins. There were many narrow es capes from death. KLONDIKE SITUATION NOT SO BAD. By Telegraph to the News. VICTORIA. B. C. Oct. 1. The Do minion government surveyor in the Yukon country, William Ogilvie, has arrived at Victoria. He says there are provisions enough in Dawson City for four thousand people for the winter. The situation is not no so hard as feared, he says. THE ROUTE CLOSED. By Telegraph to The News. SAN FRANCISCO. Oct- L In conse qunoeof the yellow fever quarantine in the southern states, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company has decided to close its Gulf route to all freight traffic. GEN DOW WEAKER TODAY. By Telegraph to the News. PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 2. Reportr from Gen. Neal Dow's bedside state that he is still growing weaker. STOCKHOLDERS PET Seaboard and Roanoke Stockholders Meet In Portsmouth. --R. C. Hoff man Re-elected . President. Old Board of Directors Also Re-elected. St me Sensational Features. Special to the News. PORTSMOUTH. VA., Oct. 6. The annual meeting of the stockhold ers of thw Seaboard and Roanoke rail road ww held today at Portsmouth, Vu., at the offices of the company. The n.- etlng was one largely attended, a great deal of the stock being repre sented iu pet son. The sensational fea-?-oT of the roeetbig was at the open ng therof. The reading of an injunc tion order from the State court and two Injunction orders from the United States court read by the State and Federal officers prohibiting voting un der a pool agreement by the pool trust and of certain shares of stock of the road. This rendered the work of the committee on credentials and proxies very difficult and as a result the meet ing did not adjourn until five o'clock in the afternoon. The committee care fully excluded from voting every share of stock that was enjoined and re fused to allow the pool trustees to vote any stock under their pool agreement. There was, however, represented eith er In person or by undoubted proxies after a careful compliance with the or ders of the courts over 9,000 shares be ing.a large majority of the stock. Mr. R. C. Hoffman was re-elected President and the old board of direc tors, was re-elected, with the excep tion of Mr. Charles Chauncey and Mr. W. R. Tucker who were elected to va cancies caused by the death of Mr. W. YV. tFuIler and Mr. Moncure Robinson. These gentlemen received the unani mous vote cast- Mr. Henry Crawford, representing the interests of Thos. F. Ryan, was present at the meeting and demanded the right to Inspect all ot the proxies and inquire into the right of persons present to vote, which was by unanimous consent granted. The meeting taking a recess for that pur pose. After making his investigation Mr. Crawford continued present at he meeting but raised no objection or pro test jo any of the proceedings. i DICK MORSE IN NEWBERN. Evangelist Morse has struck New berr.. The Journal says: "Mr. Richard Morse arrived in town Friday night with his Gospel wagon drawn by two white horses. "The wagon is a three seated vehi cle with a canopy top and lanterns hang at the rear to give light during night services, for this wagon serves as the platform from which Mr. Morse addresses his audiences. On the side of the wagon is printed in large letters, "In God We Trust," and "Gospel Tem perance Wagon." "Mr. Morse with the horses and wag on has come from Charlotte, traveling from place to place, and holding meet ings by the way. He belongs to the Methodist church and takes this way to reach an audience. He has held som meetings since his arrival and this norning will preach near the mar ket dock." ' RECORD BREAKING CARGO. Probably the largest cargo brought to London by one vessel is now being aiscnarged in the Millwall Docks, says the Westminster Gazette. This has been brousrht bv the steamer TUil wan. kie, one of Messrs. Elder, Dempster & co.'s line, running between London and Montreal The Milwaukle's cargo capacities are 11,500 tons dead weight, or 18,000 tons measurement of forty cubic feet. What this means in actual carrying may be guaged by the enum eration of her present cargo, which was as follows: 614 head cattle, 132 horses. 18.412 12-bushel oats, 1,209 bales hay. 13,149 sacks flour. 51,623 pieces al. 16,328 boards, 4.398 tierces lard, 200 bags starch, 640 sheep, 189,200 bush els corn, 20,025 boxes cheese, 399 cases apples. 11 cases machinery, 16,737 deal ends, 16,737 pieces birch planks. 134 radiators, 830 pails lard. 6.730 bags grape sugar. NEW SPANISH CABINET. The new Spanish ministry is consti tuted as follows: Senor Sagasta, President of the Council of Ministers. Senor Gullon. Minister for Foreign Affairs. Senor Groizard, Minister of Justice. Gen. Correa, Minister of War. Admiral Bermejo, Minister of Marine Senor Puigeerver, Minister of Fi nance. Senor Capdepon. Minister of the In terior. Count Xlguena, Minister of Public Works. Senor Moret. Minister for the Colo nies. MORET'S PROGRAMME. By Telegraph to the News. MADRID. Oct, 6. Senor Moret, the new Minister for the Colonies says he will carry out the programme of re forms for Cuba as he stated them in his Saragossa speech. This grants a wider autonomy to Cuba than is contained in Prime Min ister Sagasta's malfesto. Moret declines to talk further about the situation. He sent a long telegram to Captain General Weyler last night. CARGO OF OOTTON AFIRE. By Telegraph to the News. NORFOLK, VA.. Oct. 5. The Brit ish, steamship "Mayfair," from Charleston to Bremen, with 6,900 bales of cotton, was towed into this port this morning with her cargo burn ing. The blaze was discovered while she was three hundred miles out at sea. LEFT FOR ASHEVILLE. Mr. S. P. Corn, of the late firm of McConnell & Corn, left this morning for Asheville where he will reside in the future. Mr. Corn has sold his in J terest In the undertakers establish ment to Mr. w. a, JBarkiey. Messrs. McConneli& Barkley will continue the business at the old stand. WHOLE TOWN BURNED. ALTON, III., Oct- 6. All business houses in Medera, including the bank. were burned today. Medera, is a pros perous town 20 miles north of here on the Chicago, Burlington and Qunicy Railroad. THE LOAN REFUSED. By Telegraph to the News. LONDON. Oct. 6. The Cuban ad ministration has caused serious diffi culty to arise between the Bank of Spain and the Ministry. The request for a loan of 50,000,000 - pestas which has practically been refused Is sure to cause trouble. IT CREATED A STIR. By Telegraph to the News. NEW YORK, Oct. . The ovation to Henry George last night Is causing a stir at the different political head' quarters today. It is expected that the national committee will endorse him because he stands on the Chicago platform. TO SUCCEED WEYLER Gen. Blanco Made Captain General 'and Gov. of Cuba. A Complete Change of Spain's Former Policy In Cuba. The Reforms to be Carried Out. MADRID. Oct. 6. Premier Sagasta confirms the report that Gen. Blan co will succeed General Weyler in Cuba. Gen. Blanco is considered the most kindly and merciful of all the Spanish generals. BODY BROUGHT HOME. Details of the Sad Death of Surgeon William Bratton. Special to the News. WINNSBORO, S. C. Oct. 5. The body of Dr. William De Bose Bratton, past assistant surgeon In the United States Navy, arrived in Winnsboro yesterday afternoon from Sabine, Tex as, where he was stationed. Gen. John Bratton, father of the deceased, receiv ed a telegram Sunday night announcing the death of his son. He had volunteered his services for the benefit of the yellow fever sufferers, and while en route on Saturday he fell through the hatch cf the vessel, receiv ing the fatal injuries from which he died about 10:80 Sunday morning. Dr. Bratton had been connected with the United States navy for several years. He was about 36 years of age, a gentleman cf sterling attributes, and a hard student. He had won for himself an enviable reputation in the navy. The funeral will take place this af ternoon at the old Bratton homestead, several miles from Winnsboro. HEIR MYSTERIOUSLY KIDNAPPED Six Men Steal a Man From a Car rlage. P" Top Tnrii the N"ws. PHILADELPHIA. PA.. Oct. 2. Frederick G. Rust, who is heir to a large estate near Charlottesvile, Va, but who has been a patient in the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane for nearly nine years being only slight ly demented, has been kidnapped in a startling way Yesterday afternoon with one of the attendants, he entered a cab to go to one of the down town hotels to play a game of billiards. The cab was stopped on the strees by six men, who dragged Rust in an other vehicle and drove off with him. There is no clue to the Identity of the men or their destination. CASES CONCEALED NO LONGER. A Strict Watch kept in New Orleans. Fever Slightly Abating. By Telegraph to the News. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 5. The weath er is much coder today. Six new cas es were reported tip to 10 o clock thl morning.There have been no deaths re ported this morning. The disease in the Italian quarters is being closely watched, and concealment of cases is no longer possible. Several patients at Isolation hospit al are considered seriously ill. The Board of Health has decided to send as many cases as possible to the hospital. They believe the sickness will be more rapidly stamped out In this way. Reports from Scranton and Edwards are more favorable today. No assist ance Is needed at these points. POPE LEO ILL. Head of the Catholic Church Fast Failing. The Rumor Denied. By Telegraph to the News. PARIS, OCT. 4 Reports from Rome today say that the condition of the Pope is not improved. The attending physicians fear a fatal issue. THE RUMOR DENIED. LONDON. Oct. 4. News.from Rome this afternoon announces that the Pope is In excellent health. He takes daily. walks in the Vatican gardens and sus pended them only yesterday and today because of the rainy weather. LARGEST SINCE THE' WAR Mrs. Stokes' Big Colored Function a1 Louisville To night. Bv Telegraph to The News. LEXINGTON, KY Oct. 2 Great preparations are being made by Mrs. W. E. D. Stokes, of New York, for her grand colored ball, which is to be given tonight. The two hundred and forty foot barn has been profusely dec orated. Supper will be served in one end of the barn. The negroes will dance in all the styles known to the art. This is the largest colored func tion that has taken place since the war. A number of white society people, guests of Mrs. Stokes, wil attend, as spectators. NEW YORK REPUBLICANS ACTIVE. Scores of Speakers to be Put in the Field.-Assembly nestings. By Telegraph to the News. NEW YORK, Oct. 4. The Republi can City Committee is busy today with the final preparations for opening a red hot campaign all over Greater New York. They are making all necessary arrangements to put scores of speak ers in the field and to have meetings in every assembly district at least twice a week until election. CROXER IS SATISFIED. The Van Wyck Ticket Pleases Him and None Will be Withdrawn. By Telegraph to the News. NEW YORK, Oct. 4. Richard Crcker has decided that none of the candidates on the Tammany city ticket will be withdrawn. Today a force of carpenters com menced working at Tammany Hall putting up immense frame work to the front of the building on which the pictures and names of the men nomi nated will be displayed. NAVY'S NEW BURGEON GENERAL By Telegraph to The News. WASHINGTON. Oct. L The Pres ident today appointed Newton C. Bates, of the United States navy. Sur geon General and chief of the bureau of medicine and surgery of the navy. He succeeds Tryon. GEN MILES COMING HOME. By Telegraph to the News. LONDON. Oct. 2. Gen. and Mrs. Nelson A. Miles and aide de camp.Capt. Morris, sailed for the United States on the American Line steamer "St. Lou is" today. LOFTIN HERE. The Negro Postmaster Who Was Shot At Hogansvllle Ga. Passed Through Charlotte. He Would Not State the Object of His Visit to Washington. The much talked of negro postmas ter of Hogansvllle, Ga., who was shot by some unknown person a day .or so after he began to hand out the mails at the Hogansvllle office, passed through Charlotte this morning en route to Washington. , To a News reporter Loftln said that it was not his intention of resigning the office of postmaster at Hogansvllle. Although he does not seem to think, that his chances to live a peaceful and quiet life during his term of office' are good. Loftin it is said goes to Washington to consult with officials as to the bet ter plan to adopt. His wife in the in terest of her husbands safety wishes him to resign. It is also rumored that this is the object of Loftin's visit to Washington at this time. There is a rumor in Washington to the effect that the President will give the Georgia negro a birth in one of the departments. Loftin would not talk much about the recent trouble at Hogansvllle in which he played the "leading man." He still limps from his wound in the leg, but aside from this he seems to be enjoying pretty good health. A HORRIBLE HOLOCAUST- Six Young Ladies Perish in a South Dakota Town. By Telegraph to the News. PLANKINTON. S. D Oct. 6. The girls cottage at the State Industrial school was burned at midnight. Six girls lost their lives. Twenty-five escaped in their night clothes. The loss Is estimated at $25,000. The origin of the fire Is at present unknown. It is thought by many to have been caused by the explosion of a lamp. The bodies of the unfortunate young ladies were recovered this morning. They were burned beyond recognition. LARGE SMELTING WORKS BURRED. A $300,000 Fire at Perth Am boy, N. J. No Insurance. By Telegraph to the News. PERTH AMBOY, N, J., Oct. 6. Damage by fire at Guggenheimer'a smelting and refining works last night has been estimated at over $300,000. The plant has been in the course of been finished. It was filled with val construction for years and had just uable machinery and a large amount of gold, silver and copper was in pro cess of separation. It is said that there was no insurance. CHAS. A. DANA WORSE. The Veteran Editor of the Sun Slowly Passing Away. By Telegraph to the News. GLEN COVE, L. I., Oct. 6. The con dition of Charles A. Dana, the veteran editor of the New York Sun, is much worse today. All of the members of the family were called to his bedside today. The attending physicians thinks there is little hope of his recovery. BICYCLE TOURNAMENT AT NEVIN For the News. NEVIN, Oct 4. The bicycle tourna ment that took place at Nevin Satur day afternoon at 4 p. m., was quite a nice affair. Several good riders- took rart. The drawing card was he num ber of pretty young ladles; so th suc cssful knights had no troubl to find on to accept the honor of a crown. ITEMS FROM WILLIAMS CHURCH. William Church. Oct. 4. Miss Flora Elliott, who has been confined to her room for the past six months is now very low. She has nervous prostra tion. Mr. W. L. McConnell has added an other, storv to . his house. It will be one of the most beautiful country homes in this section when finished. There will be preaching at Williams next Sunday at 3 o'clock by Rev. Mr. Shaw, of Paw Creek. TO ISSUE AN INDEMNITY LOAN. By Telegraph to the News. ATHENS, Oct. 4 Theappointment of Striet as minister of finance In the new Greek cabinet Is excellently re ceived here. He has already an nounced his intention to issue an in demnity loan covering the account ex acted by the Turks, and also to enter into an arrangement with the old bond holders to the end of rendering their holdings less Insecure. WE WILL BE ALRIGHT. By Telegraph to the News. PARIS, Oct. 6. Major Moses P. llanby, special United States commis sioner to the Parts exposition secured twenty-five per cent, additional space for the Aerlcan exhibits, making the space of the United States equal to that of any of the leading nations of the world. BROKE ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS By Telegraph to the News. :;EVV YORK, Oct. 6. Klser Wil- helm De Grosse new North German Lloyd steamship that broke all pre vious records from Southampton to this port on her maiden voyage, made the eastern trip to Plymouth in five days, fifteen hours. Lowering all pre vious records, about eighteen hours. REFUSED TO RECOGNIZE OUR CONSUL. By Telegraph to the News. BERLIN, Oct. 6. The German gov ernment refused to recognize Ferdl narvd Neuminn, of Xlllinois, who was nominated by President McKinley on May 28th to be United States consul at Cologne. IT WILL PAY. Nine yea me world's produc tion of cane sugar was lower than that of beet sugar, but for 1897 the estimate is 4,773,01)0 tons of beet sugar and 2,432, 000 tons of cane sugar. It will pay the people of the United States to secure I their share of this great industry. SU Louis . Globe-Democrat. CROKER YS. SHEEHAII A Battle Royal Between the Leader to be Fought in Tammany Halt This Afternoon. Sheehan Wants a Strong Tickett, But Croker Think Any Yaller Dog" Can Win. 4 By Telegraph to the News. NEW YORK, Oct. 6. From the present outlook it seems as though there will be a serious split In th Tarurnany leadership. Richard Croker thinks anybody the Democrats put up will be sure of vic tory, white John C Sheehan wants to pxit a strong ticket In the field. , The contest between Croker and. Sheehan will be fought out this after noon at a special meeting ot Tam many Hall executive committee. Sheehan's friends advise him to fight against the nomination of Grady for District Attorney. They say if the matter is put squarely before the ex ecutive committee the decision of majority of the district leaders will b in favor of Sheehan. . Sheehan announces that he cannot . see how Judge Van Wyck, Tammany's nominee for mayor, can win with such poor support.- There Is aom rumor that Sheehan will resign the leadership of Tammany If he is not given a vwt of confidence. LEE TO RUN FOB SENATOR. The Consul General to flake the Raoe Against flartin. By Telegraph to the News. WASHINGTON.Oct. 6. Reports from Virginia plainly indicate that Gen. Lee expects to return from Havana. probably next month. He does not expect to be retained there through the administration. It is plainly In ferred that he is to be a candidate for the United States Senate to succeed Senator Martin. He will make the contest when .the time comes. Gen. Lee is a gold standard Democrat, and Senator Martin Is a free silver Dem ocrat. The race will be of material interest and Lee's 'success will ' mean that the Southern Democrats are be ginning to leave the silver camp. APPSINMENTS MADE TO-DAY. Svendson lade Minister to Denmark -Bedloe Consul at Canton. By Telegraph to the News. v WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. The Presi dent today made the following ap pointment: Laurits S. Svendson, of Minnesota, envoy exrtaordinary ana- minisTer plenipotentiary to Denmark. Edward Bedloe, of Pennsylvania, consul at Canton, China. Svendson is a Norwegian and la a great friend of Senator Knute Nelson. He was professor in the State Univers ity of Minnesota, and ranked with the prominent educators of the State. Bedloe was formerly consul at Amoy. China. SUIT VS. ROCKEFELLER DISMISSED Case of Dr. Potter, Who Sued Hint For $250,000, Thrown Out of Court. By Telegraph to the News. NEW YORK, Oct. 6, The suit of Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Potter, former pas tor of the Baptist tabernacle church against John D. Rockefeller for $250,- 000 for malicious libel was dismissed today by Justice Gildersleeve In the Supreme Court. It was thrown out of court because Dr. Potter was unable to go on, hie counsel having withdrawn. WHOLESALE DROWNING NEW YORK, Oct. 4. George Robin son, aged 23 years, Adolph Pierce, aged 35 years, Joseph Hartze aged SO years, Anton Hendricks, aged 33 years, were capsized and drowned while out in a fishing boat. Three of the bodies was recovered by a passing boat. MINISTER TO PARAGUAY AND URUGUAY. WASHINGTON.Oct. 4 The President today appointed William R. Finch, of Wisconsin, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Paraguay, and Uruguay. j NACK AND THORN ARRAIGNED. By Telegraph to the News. New York. Oct. 4. Augusta Naolc. and Martin Thorn, were arraigned at Long Island City today. They both pleaded not guilty to the Indictment for the murder of Guldensuppe. BARBER COMMITS SUICIDE. By Telegraph to the News. NEW YORK, Oct. 4 Valentine Bendel a barber, was found dead In bed this morning at his home 87 Cortland street The room was filled with, gas when Bendel was found. EX-SENATOR M'MILLAN DEAD. By Telegraph to the Newa ST. PAUL. Oct. 4. Ex-United State Senator Samuel J. R. McMillan, died at his home last night. LACE GOWNS FASHIONABLE. Lace gowns of every sort and kind are fashionable. White Brussels lace in a very simple design, made over white taffeta, and plainly hemmed at the bottom, makes one of the pretty new evening dresses. It has long trans parent sleeves and a fichu trimmed with Brussels edging draped around the shoulders. STOCKINGS OF MANY COLORS. Plaid hosiery Is attractively displayed in the shop windows, and every con ceivable mixture of colors is represent ed In this article of dress. There are eilk and wool, silk and lisle, all wool, silk, and cotton to suit every shade of temperature. AN ENFIELD PREMIUM. Do not forget Mr. Gutter's offer of 9 gallon Golden Age rye whiskey to the farmer who shall receive highest aver age for a load of tobaco sold on the En field market on Friday, October 8th, to weigh not less than 600 pounds. En field Enterprise. PEANUT TRUST RUMOR DENIED. Peanut dealers in Norfolk say that the rumor of a revival of the big trust is without foundation. A short crop, they assert, will keep up prices without 1 a combination. , 1 V ! ., 1 x . r