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7 1 C . r I I f (-i Iv Mi to j.ns Paper i 44 Years Old CHARLOTTE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1897. State Library Uta; VOLUME XL1T NUMBER 227 professional DR. GEO. W. GRAHAM. t);Tice 7 West Trade St. Practice limited to Eye, Ear, Nose ftn,,Tbroat. Afr3,1990 D r. E. P. KEERAN3, Dentist, ()3i(.e7 WtHiTrde St., Charlotte N. C. Nov 2, 184 OSBORNE, MAXWELL & U K EE HANS. Aut rneyn at Law, Office- 1 and 3 Lw Building. (Jot 2' i, 1H'J5 jj N PHARR, Attorney at Law, Ollice No. 14 Lw Building. (JLaRKSON & EULS, Attorneys at Law, Oili'e No. 12 Law Building. D RS. M. A & r. A. BLAND Dcntifts. No. 21 North Tryon St. Charlotte, N. C. )R. W. H. WAKEFIELD Can lie exulted at his r.ffice No 509 Nrtti Tryon St., every week, day except Wtdiie clay His p actio ; is lini.ted to lye, Ear, Noee and Throat. QRS. M'COMBS & GIBBON Th hicians and Surgeons, Office: No 21 North Tryon Street. Charlotte, N. C. Notice of Administration! Having this d y qualified before J, M. Morrow, V. S. (J. t-8 administrator of the estate of '1'. A. Wilson, deceased, si persons having claims agai. st sar; estate are hereby notified to present iho lamHtothP undersigned on or before the YOlh day of March, A . D. 1S98, or this notice will be phaded in bt r of their riht of recovery. All persons io tJcht (I -i, K iid esta e are notified to make pn unit -aymer:t and save cot. i l.i's tiu! IStli di v of Fe'ruM-y, 1897. JOHN A. RIGGERS, Admr. f T. A. Wilson, d-ceaseu. Covingtoa Red wine Attys. The Public are invited to call and see our new line of Spring Novelties. "We have just received a new, line of belts and shirtwaist sets Something new and tasty. Craribaldi & Bruns, LEADING JEWELERS. If you want to look nice, send your Linen to the I IllRLOTTE STEAM UUMIKV Wo have the bent laundry in North Carolina, and guarantee you strictly first-class work. Charlotth Stem Lausdhy. No better prepaiati' n can be made for the hair than HUGHES' QUININE HAIR TONIC. It keeps the Hair and Scalp in pel feet cnndi'ieu all the tune Trial size 23 cents. R. H. Jordan & Co. SUm. Atfeiu-y. Preseriptionists. Phone No- 7. When the Eyes Uv.oim- tired from reading or tewing '!' ii' lie letters look b u:rel and run togvthcr, it is a sure indie tion tha t,la?se9 arc needed Consult cur expert Optician about your eyes. Examination froe. Shell & Harrison, JEWELERS and OPT ICIANS, 40 Bouth Tryon Street, Charlotte, 1. C. Madrid, April 2. The ramor is circulated in the Chamber of Depu ties today that Goniea is suing for peace. Bucklen'8 Arnica Salve.: r.r .7-; The best salve in tbe world . (or "t, Bruises, Sores, Tetter Chapp ed Hands, Chilblains, Corns and all in Eruptions and postively cares "des or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac tion or money refunded. Piioa, 25 cents per box. For sale by Barwelf Dunn wholesale and retail. GREECEJjELEBRATES BEGINNING OF WAR BETWEEN CROSS AND CRESCENT. War-Like Spirit Prevails KAt hens Sultan to Send Forty flore Battal ions to the Prontier. By Telegraph to The News. Athens, April 6 The seventy sixth anniversary of the raising of the standard of the Cress against the Crescent, the beginning of the war against the Turks which re sulted in the independence of Greece was celebrated throughout the king dom today. Business was generally suspended. lu the morning the King, Queen, ministers and foreign diplomats at tended religious services in the ca thedral. The remainder of the day w is devoted to holiday miking. Quantities of papers bearing in scriptions "Hurrah for War," were thrown into the royal carriage. De spite the war-like temper of the people, there were no disturbances. TURKEY PREPARING FOR WAR. Constantinople, April 7. It is stated that the British minister has been instructed to make pacific over tures with a view to enabling Greece to extricate herself from her present dilemma. It is further stated that if the overtures are rejected the Piraena will be blockaded by the fleets of the foreign powers. The council of ministers eat late last night and decided to call out and send to the frontier forty more battal lions of army reserves. Denmark's king as arbitrator. Paris, April G A rumor is in circulation that the King of Den mark at the instance of the Czar has been asked to arbitrate the Cretan question. GERMANY VIAY RETALIATE. If We Put Duties Too High. A Special Consular Report. By Telegraph to The News. Washington-, March 7. A Con sular report is soju to be issued by the Department of State containing an epitome of customs duties, laws .ad police regulation in force in various countries of the old world affecting bicycles, tricycles and riders, as many American touiisis take wheels with them for their summer jaunts abroad. GERMANY MAY RETALIATE. The German ambassador informs the State department that Germany protests against any tariff that oft setts the exports airl bounty given by Germany to sugar ai-.d intimatts that Germany will retaliate if high duties are imposed. -b ... m At the National Capital. Ministers of foreign countries ex press the opinion that the new tariff bill, if enacied into law, will lead to an increase in the duties on American goods. The State Department has received notice from the Turkish government that it will not, on account of in creased expense, raise the grade of its mission in Washington to that of an embassy. President McKinley will have a few days' outing on the dispatch boat Dolphin this week. Senator Ilanna thinks the Senate will ratify the" arbitration treaty. r Kmeiy and Monaalte on the Lit. The Dispatch correspondent says: "Senator Pritchard has introduced an amendment to the tariff bill, making the duty on emery ore li cer.ts per pound; kaolin, 3 cents per pound: monazite, G cents per pound; log, $2 per 1,000; pyrites, $3 25, gross, per ton, and raw cotton, 2 cents per pouud. Emery is found in great quantities in Jackson county, N. 0.; monazite, abundantly in Cleveland, Rutherford, and Gas ton counties, and kaolin in Jackson county. Live Notes of Stats Nw. The State experiment - station is experimenting in the culture of ramie and sugar corn. The twenty-six criminal insane in the State now in the hospitals are to be removed to the penitentiary, and 3,000 appropriated for their care. There never has been so much building goirg on in Raleigh as there is now, says the Press-Visitor. I.lrcN 'tes of State New. The b.xlv of an unknown man was found in the French Brodd river, and all the circumstances point to m ui dei; the head was nuitiiattd by a deep gisu from an axe. Papers were fouud oa him, but do not with any certainty reveal his identity. At Bryson City George Cliue was shot and killed and John Wiggins probably fatally wounded in a gener al row. Powder aiill Blown Up. Shamokin, Pa., April 2. All the buildings of the Shamokin Powder Co. were completely wreck ed by a terrific explosion this morn- "Dg- , No lives were lost, though several dwellings were badly damaged. ; '. " '" "" " ". ' v" - Yar In Cu1m to be Poshed. ; SUdrid," .. April C It is semi-" officially denied that" the Spanish authorities had entered into negotia tions for the submission of the Cu ban Insurgents. The Government has ordered, that a vigorous campaign be pushed until the rebellion is crushed..- : r DCM0QRAT8 T0 CELEBRATE. On the 13th of April. -Senate After Dingley's Schedules. Washington Notes. Cerrespondeuee of the News. Washington', April 5 Senator Jones, of Arkansas, Chairman of the Democratic National Commit tee, has issued an address indorsing the appeal made by President Black, of the National Association of Dem ociatic Clubs, for a celebration of the 154th anniversary of the birth day of Thomas Jefferson, the author or tne ueciaration 01 independence and the founder of American Demo cracy, on the 13th day of this month by all Democratic organizations. slashing dingley's bill. The tariff bill has been in the bands of the senate finance commit tee long enough to make it certain that it is going to be cut and slashed very much by that committee, not to mention what will be done to it after it gets reported to the senate. Republican senators are very free in saying that the bill is not what it ought to be. That, of course, is not a sure sign that it will be bettered in the senate, merely a sign that it will be very much changed. The clause making the duties imposed by the bill when it becomes a law col lectable on all importations ordered after April 1, is generally regarded as merely a farcical scarecrow, set up to frighten timid importers. THE HOUSE PROGRAMME. It now looks as though Speaker Reed really intended to carry out the announced programme of only having the house meet twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays i.Ed adjourn It may be that he can keep this thing up during the two or three months that thebenate will take to pass the tariff bill, but many are predicting that he will have to give the house a ch'tnee to do some thing or it will do anything in spite of him. HARRISON MEN JfOT KICKING There is some very lively kicking among the newcomers at the work ing of McKinley's rule against ap pointing men who held office under Harrison. When this rule was first announced the newcomers were de lighted, but iney look at it differ ently now, when they see the ease with which the membeisof the "ex" brigade are quietly gathering up the good things. The leappointnient of Mr. Palmer, to be public printer was received with wry faces by the newcomers, but when Mr. Palmer took charge of the- Government Printing Office and reappointed VV. H. Collins, Chief Clerk and II. P. Brian, foreman, words were uttered that cannot be printed in family newspaper. THE MONETARY COMMISSION. A majority of the Executive Com mittee of the Indianapolis monetary Convention, more generally known as the Banker's Convention, are in Washington trying to talk Senators and Representatives into sup orting a bill providiug for a Monetary Com mission The members of the Com mittee profess to be jubilant over the outlook for the bill, but Senators and Representatives appear to be entirely indifferent to the subject. Representative Heatwole, of Minn., offered a resolution last week for the creation of such a commission, but there is nothing in sight to indicate that it will be acted upon, notwith standing the implied support Mr. McKinley gave the scheme just after the Indianapolis convention. The selection of ex -Representative Benjamin Butterworth, of Ohio, to be Commissioner of Patents, a place he filled once before to the satisfac tion of all those having dealings with the office, can scarcely be con sidered political, as Mr. Butterworth has expressed opinions upon the tar iff and silver question that were a long ways from being in accord with those held by Mr. McKinley and the men who are dominating bis ad ministration and the Republican party at this time. Mr. Butter worth's appointment can be credited to the friendship of Mr. McKinley for him, and to his eminent fitness for the place. FLINGING AT TOGA-WEARERS. They are telling a little story about Czar Reed'at the expense of a number of Senators. According to the story, the Czar just before the meeting of the extra session, at tended a dinner party where the guests were nearly all Senators, some of whom were expressing dire ful forebodings about what would happen to Senatorial d gnity when 'B;lly" Mason, with his free ai,d easy manners, entered that body. Tbe Czar finally tired of that sort of thing, and turning to the Sena tors asked in that exasperating drawl which he doesn't drop into so often in the House as he used to: "Do you think Mason will stay in the Senate long enough to become as dull as the rest of you?" The office seekers have proven to be too much for Mr. McKinley and the official announcement is made that he will this week run away from them by taking a little" trip of two or three days for rest Not much surprise was caused by the announcement; that Ex-Secretary Carlisle had .been" retained to look after the legal interests in the South of the J. Pierpont Morgan establish ment. : - Rooseyelt Made Assistant Secretary. Washington, April 6. Theodore Roosevelt has been nominated As sistant Secretary of the Navj. AUTONOMY FOR CRETE EASTERN ROUMANIA TAKEN AS A MODEL If Greek Troops are Withdrawn, Tur key's Soldiers May be Take n From Crete War Supplies Shipped From England. By Telegraph to The News. London-, April 7. An Athens correspondent cables as follows: "The Greek government learns that the foreign ambassadors at Constan tinople at the first session formally decided upon an organic statute for Crete, which was adopted. Eastern Rou mania i3 taken as the model. The omen is striking for it i ndicates that the government will be equip ped to select from among the second ary powers The Turkish troops are understood to be partially retained, although the powers have accepted the proposal of France and Russia that if King George undertakes to withdraw the Greek troops the Pow ers will immediately concern them selves with the withdrawal of the Turks. The ambassadors are be lievedto have agreed that the Cretan assembly ought to be allowed to choose the prince, but the powers have not yet assented." ENGLItH ON' GUARD English newspapers says that the authorities are taking unusual pre cautions at British ports to prevent clandestine exportation of war ma terial. Detectives are reported to be on the alert at every fishing town, since it was learned that quantiths of war materials have been shipped from this country to the island of Crete and the Transvaal during tbe last three months. HOPE OF SOUTHERNERS. They Believe Official Plums Are About to Fall Their Way. The nomination of Col. A. E. Buck, of Georgia, to be. Minister to Japan had the effect of raising the hopes of the Southern Republicans who have .been waiting patiently around Washington for recognition ever since the inauguration, says the Washington Post. They have the the assurance that the President will within the next few days devote considerable attention to Southern appointments. Col. A. D. Cowles, of North Caro lina, w-ho is an applicant for the mission to Greece, went home yester day vith the assurance that his name will be sent in shortly. Other Nor:h Carolinians who are here, and hope to make a political landing before many more days roll around, are: John C. Dancy, who, it is said, has good reason to expect the appoiutment of Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia; Henry C. Dockery, who ia credited with the Collectorship of Internal Revenue for the Fourth District; Winston McLanry, w;ho expects to get the postoffice at Charlotte; ex-Representative Brower, who was a candidate for the Marshalship of the Western District, which was given to Mr. MillikeD, and who has the promise of something equally as good; Dr. W. H. Wheeler, formerly postmas ter at Winston, who has the promise of receiving bis old place again; A. E. Holton, who now has no opposi tion in his candidacy for United States District . Attorney for the Western District since Col. M. L. Mott withdrew in his favor; J. E. Shepherd, a colored politician of Durham, who is a candidate for Fourth Auditor of the Treasury; O. J. Spears, who was elector-at-large, and has the support of the entire delegation for United States District Attorney for the Eastern District, and II. A. Gudger, who was a can didate for the Brazilian Mission, and now has little hope of landing, as he was given to understand that this place has been practically promised to ex Representative Cooper, of Michigan. BROKE THE LOCK. On Davidson's Guard-House Both Brothers Now in County Jail. Officer T. A. Jones, of Davidson, Friday brought Ed Brown to jail for engaging in an affray with Otho Allison. Saturday he brought here and placed in jail Joe Brown. Ed Brown, it seems, was placed in the Davidson guard house and Joe Brown did not like the idea of hav ing his relative incarcerated. After scheming for some time he bo'dly walked up to the "calaboose" and broke the lock on the guard house door. And now Ed and Joe are re-united. Not in the free and gladsome open air, but in the brick and stevl jail of Mecklenburg county. And Joe is satisfied he has "put his foot in it." AUSTRIAN MINISTRY RESIGNS. Liberals to be Succeeded by a Con servative Administration. By Telegraph to The Newa. Vienna, April 2. Count Badini, Prime' Minister of Austria, tendered to the emperor r this - morning Hhe resignation of himself and the entire cabinet' The reason for the resigna tion of the cabinet was the fact that Badini found it impossible to main tain a Liberal majority in the re cently elected Reichsrath. - The Emperor has requested Badini to form a new ministry. FOR ILLICIT DISTILLERS. New Ruling Regarding Persons Con victed of Technical Violations of the Law. The Richmond Dispatch's Wash ington correspondent writes: Sena tor Tritchard, of North Carolina, called ou Attorney-General McKenna today in behalf of certain convicted and imprisoned violators of the internal revenue laws upon which an ignominious sentence was to be pro nounced on Monday next at the opening of the United States Court at Greensboro. United States District-Attorney Glenn, who would have Lad to pray that tbe sentence be passed, has been here in behalf of the prisoners, whose offences are said to be mostly technical violations of the law, and he had previously seen the Attorney General on the subject Judge R. P. Dick, in whose court the meij' w ?re tried, is also in favor of amnesty for them. The Attoruey-Geaeral said that he would write to the District Attorney today, and extend leave to exercise his disci etion in compromising cases growing out of violations of the in ternal revenue laws. It is under stood that this leave will also be extended to the new District Attor ney, whea appointed, for one term of the court, at least, by which time these cases may be disposed of. The reason for requesting leave to exercise discretion in these cases grows out of the fact that the law ia mandatory, and the Judge had 110 other course to pursue than to fix a fine and imprisonment in each case. Senator Pritchard will introduce a bill next week amending the Revised Statutes so as to give the Judge dis cretion in this particular, which will obviate the necessity of granting leave to the district attorney to con promise this class of cases. He will introduce this bill upon the recom mendation of Judge R. P. Dick, of the United States District Court, who is anxious to have the law so amended. THE A. R. P. PRESBYTERY. Rev. A. S. Rogers Ordained Rev. O. Johnson Moderator. Corr gpondencc of the News. Huntersville, April G The First Presbytery of the Associate Re formed Synod of the South met yes terday at 10 a. m. ia regular session, as announced. Rev. W. C. Ewartof Lancaster, S O , the retiring mo derator preached a strong and elo quent sermon on "Despise not the day of small things " After the calling of tbe roll, Rev. O. Johnson of Neeiy's Creek, S. C, the moderator-elect, took the chair, and in so doiDg said that he claimed to know as much of parliamentary law as the little boy did of anatomy. He has since shown bis thorough -acquaintance with PresbyteriaHaw and par liamentary usage. The remainder of the morning ses sion was taken up in routine work, left over fr. m last meeting. The work of the Presbytery has increased to euch an extent as to require the attention of two clerks. Rev. James Boyce of Huntersville, was elected second clerk. The Presbytery then went into election of Moderator and place of next meeting. Rev. B. II. Grier of Yorkville was elected Mo derator. Five places were nominated for the next meeting, and on the third vote Hickory Grove, S. C, was chosen. The features of the night session were a trial sermon by J. L. Oates, theoelegical student, and the ordi nation of Rev. A. S. Rogers, of Rock Hill. The weather is now almost perfect and large crowds and interesting sessions are expected today. RIVFKS STILL RISING. Will the Levees Hold?-Cumberland Floods Nashville Again. By Telegraph to The Newa. Memphis, Tenn., April 6. Fair weather for twenty-four hours is the only encouraging phase of the flood situation in this State today. Tbe weak places in the levee which withstood the river in spite of the rain are being strengthened. No part of the levee will be aban doned until the break is absolute. CUMBERLAND STILL RISING. Nashville, April 6. Cumber land river has risen thirty nine feet and is still rising. The black waters are already invading the low lands. Many who bad just moved into their houses abandoned during the previous flood have been compelled to move again. New York Silk Weavers Strike. New York, March 7. Two hun dred silk weavers employed by John N. Stearn and Co., Forty Second street, went on strike this morning. They want an increase of twenty five per cent in their wages. If their demands are not complied with they declare there will be a general strike of all the silk weavers in the city. A mass meeting of the strikers was held today. J . Ex Chlnnan.-Grflln Dead, c'-. " Watertowst.-N Y., April 7. D...G. Griffin";" ex-chairman of the Democratic State committee and gold Democratic nominee for governor last sail, died at his home in this city this morning. INDUSTRIAL AGENTS. SECOND CONVENTION MET HERE THIS MORNING- Chief Industrial Agent Patrick Makes a Practical Address Full of Useful Suggestions. Mr. Phenis Speaks Tonight. - The second convention of the in dustrial agents of "the Sf aboard Air Line met at the city hall yesterday at 10:30 o'clock. The atten dance is very large, nearly all the agents of the different towns along the system being present. Col. John J. Dyer, of Handsom's, Va , was made chairman, and called the meeting to order. Mr. John T. Patrick, of Pine Bluff, chief industrial agent of the Seaboard, made the opening address. He referred to the first meeting of the agents at Southern Pines sixty days ago, and he reviewed the work accomplished since the former meet ing. "The success of our work has been far beyond what was looked for. Individually some of the agents express themselvea as not being satis fied with the work accomplished, but the work taken, as a whole, col lectively, shows a great deal has been done. A number have formed co operative associations, and have se cured the assistance of their towns people in the work of beautifying their homes and communities. Many trees have been planted along the streets, so that they present a great contrast to their former neglected condition. This is an object lesson that will have its effect on travelers. Every shade tiee set out is worth $2 in the effect produced, and 30,000 trees have been set out in the last sixty days; and if nothing else has been done a good work has been ac complished "The system is now having planted attractive flower gardeus at each station along the line; about fifty stations have already been improved; and the former unsightly groands will be beautihed. "Each small town should set apart ten or twenty acres as a park; don't wait until you get to be a city; land costs too much then. This will make an excellent picnic ground; croquet and tennis grounds should be provided and swings put up, and this will soon develop into a pleasure ground. Have a special day in which the country people and town people will join, and mingle in social intercourse. This would result in increased business to the town. "I want all the unsightlv weather- boarded houses along the line that cannot be painted, whitewashed; we want to have a general round-up the fourth of J uly, by which time all these buildings should be painted or whitewashed." Mr. Patrick said the industrial agents should co-operate with tbe farmers in the matter of road improvement, and suggests that the farmers work the roads one day more in each month than they are required by law. lie wants a strip of clover and grass some ten r fifteen feet wide to be planted along the right of way. tanners will be assisted by the company in improving tne land, and may retain the produce. He suggests that nut bearing trees be planted on the streets; and pecan trees will be sent out to agents. He advocated the formation of children's leagues in the various places, enlisting the childien in the work of town improvement He said our money should be kept at home by patronizing home industries Patronize your home papers; the more patronage they get, the better service they are able to give you, and the more they advertise your town. Don't expect the editor to do everything free; keep a standing write up in vour home paper; let each subscriber when he finishes with his local paper mark some special iteaa in jt, and send it every week 0 some one person be may select in the Northern States who is thinking of coming South; and let him write a personal letter calling attention to the paper and thetowD. This will have more effect than all the scattering literature you may send out. The Seaboard has already estab lished 28 of the 100 projected ex periment farms, on which have been planted over 200,000 fruit trees and fruit bearing shrubs. 50,000 packages ofset4 have been distributed, and when the fruit season comes in there will be a traveling school of instruc tions show the methods of can ning, evaporating, picking, preserv ing and making jams and fruit but ter by actual process. Ludies skilled in this work will go along as teach ers. The object of this is to show our country people what they can do on their own farms. A road machine with full equip ment is to travel at the same time and show the improved methods of making roads. "If all these things are produced at home it will withdraw a con siderable revenue that the Seaboard now derives from freight or this class of goods. But the manage ment is not so selfish or short sighted as to hesitate on that account All this will come baclr to us in another way when -the country is built U and prosperous. Addresses were also delivered by J. K Hill, of Maxton; and by Dr. Bright of Ellenboro, who excited considerable interest by his account of arbor day in Ellenboro. 700 cherry trees from Cherry Mountain have been plauted ou the streets of Ellenboro; the town will give ample manufacturing sites to any factory that will locate there. J. C. Beam, of Sh lby; N. G. Yar borough, of Osgood, and C. W. Wat kins, of Rutherfordton, made ad dresses, all reporting marked progress and great interest in the work. The afternoon session convened at three o'clock, and the night eession was be held at 8:30 o'clock. COMING TE'CHERS' ASSEMBLY. Innovations in the Work of the Con . vention-New Department Work. Correspondence of the i kws. Raleigh, April 5 The next se.-ion of the North Carolina Teach, ers' Assembly meets at Morehead City, June 15th. The work of the session will be conducted differently from that of any session yet held. The most important innovation is in the introduction of departmental work. Half of each day will be de voted to the study of the subjects taught in our public schools and academies, special emphasis being given to methods of teaching these subjects most successfully. Each subject will be handled by a teacher of distinguished ability and expe rience. There will be iuformal dis cussions, and the opinions and expe riences of all can be heard and dis cussed. There will also be classes in Elocution, Vocal Music and Draw ing; and lectures on School Law and Civil Government All of thee departments will be presided oer by teachers from this and other. South ern States who are in thorough sympathy with our Southern people, and who fully understand the con ditions and needs of our schools and eachers. Special departments are being organized for the County Examiners and other school officers, college pres idents and professors, city school superintendents and teachers, acad emy and high school principals and teachers, primary teachers. Each department will be in charge of a committee appointed especially to prepare a program that will inter est and instruct those engaged in that particular work. The Convention feature will be managed differently; and is expected to be more interesting and profitable than it ha3 been possible to make it j- heretofore. Questions will be dis cussed that will interest all classes of teachers aud intelligent citizens. The speakers will include leading educators and others among them, some of the leading business and pro fessional men and editors of the State. So that the question of education and its influence and fffect upon the professions and business interests will be discussed from every stand point I he evening, or "Culture, lectures will be of such a nature a3 to instruct ard entertain everybody. The pleasure feature will be looked after with grea est care, and the musical part of the program will be com plete. A. R. P. PRESBYTERY. Met at Huntersville this Morning--Mmisters and Delegates Present. Correspondence of tha News. Huntersville, April 5. The First Presbytery of the A. R. P. Synod met here today at 10 a. m. The sermon is to be preached by Rev. W. C. Ewart, of Lancaster, S. C, retiring moderator. Preparatory services were begun here last Thursday night, Rev. J. P. Knox, of Hickory Grove, B.C., preaching Thursday night, Friday, and Friday night, followed by Rev. J. H. Pressly, of Statesville. on Sat urday, and Rev. C. B. Betts, of R'chburg. S. C, on Saturday night. Communion services were held on Sabbath, preaching by Rev. R. G. Miller, of Sardis, N. C. At 5 p m. Rev. J. S. Grier, of Sharon, S. C, preached. There was preaching at the Presbyterian church in the" morning by Rev. R. M. Stevenson, of Cover, S. C., at night by Rev. J. C. Galloway, of Gastonia. Though the weather has b.en exceedingly un favorable, all these meetings have been well attended". Following is a list of the dele gates already here: Revs. C. B. B tts and elder F. M. Morrison, Richburg, S. C; J. C. Boyd and elder Israel Johnson, Pressly, N. C; W. C Ewart and elder Droffin, Lan caster, S. C; J. C. Galloway, Gas tonia, N. C ; J. M. Garrison, Kings Mountain, N. C; J. S. Grier and el der Andrew Love, Sharon, N. C; R. L Grier, and elder R. A. Grier, Steel Creek, N. C; E. F. Griffith and elder John Lyle, Edgemore, S. C ; J. P. Knox and elder Wm. White side?, Hickory, S. C; W. Y. -Love and elder Sam Ross, Coddle Creek, N. C; R. G. Miller, Sardis, N. C; J. S. Moffatt and elder S. B. Lathan, Chester, S. C; J. II. Pressly and el der W W. White, Statesville, N. C; A. S. Rogers, Rock Hill, S. C; J. A. Smith and elder.. IL. F. Buechel, White Oak, S. O ; R. M. Stevenson, Clover, S. C; Dr. Bigham, Black stocks, S. C. Among the visitors is R. S. Galloway, of Due Wst, S. C; local editor and business manager of the A. R. Pre8byterian-Mfty more delegates" are "expected on today's trainavc v i -:.'::.-:v.r.v Brooklyn Fire Bugs Sentenced. " New York, "April 2. Hugh C. Miller, tbe Brooklyn fire bug. was sentenced this morning to twenty years at Sing Sing prison. "Adolph J. Steinberg, another one of the same gang, will serve ten years. UNTIL JUNE 8TH. rV.C. RAILROAD INJUNCTION SUIT POSTPONED. To be Heard by Judge Simooton at Ashevllle Arrangemant . Satlsfac- tory to Both Sides. By Telegraph to The Newa. Greensboro, April 6. The in junction case waa called before Judge Simonton this morning. McRae Jt Day filed the affidavit of R. M. Nor inent for a continuance. The Rus sell directors desire to became parti m to the suit and to make answer. The hearing was continued till June 8th, at Asheville. The city is full of lawyers. John G. Carlisle, Stetson, Crawford, Bur well, Avery, McRae, Maj. C. M. Stedman, Sondley, Manning and many others from all parts of the State are here. Ex Governor Evans and Attorney General Barber, f South Carolina, are lookers on. COMMISSIONER TO HAWAII Has President McKinley Appointed a Special Envoy? By Telegraph to The News. San Diego, Cal, April 6. From hints dropped by officers of the United States cruisers at Philadel phia, it is now generally accepted that the vessel is awaiting the arrival here of a special commis sioner nppointed by the president, t take him to Hawaii, where he will investigate the condition of affairs there, with a view to . making a report on the question of annexing that island to the United States. $200,000 FOR FLOOD SUFFERERS- The House and Senate Agree Upoa This Amount. By Telegraph to The News. Washington, D. C, April 7. The President sent a message ta congress this morning recommend ing relief for the sufferers by tha recent floods- The house and senate at one agieeu upon $200,000. The resolution now goes to the President. Seven Overcome by flu. By Telograph to The Newa. Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 7. Seven men were overcome by smoke and gas, in the Strickle tunnel on the west slope of Pike' Peak. Two of them are dead and the others are in a critical condi tion. Sndden Death of a Millionaire Merchant, By Telegraph to The News. New York, April 7. William O. Fisher, a millioniare dry goods mar chant, of Jover, Colorado, died this morning at the Gilsey house, whira he was stopping. Lois of Life and Property. The following table contains an estimate, brought up to data by tha New York Journal, of the loss of life and property occasioned by the present great flood in the Mississip pi river; Total number of lives lost 300 Total number of peo- made homeless 150,000 Total number of refu gees reported 50,000 Unaccounted "or, but probably rescued 100,000 Total number of farm animals that are drowned 10,600 Total square miles of land submerged 10,00 Total damage to prop erty $100,000,000 Number of men fight ing the flood 20,000 "Iowa" on iler Trial Trip. By Telegraph to The News. Boston, April 7. The battleship "Iowa" left her anchorage below Boston light this morning for the official speed trial over the Capa Ann course. The government steamers which are to mark tha . course went out to fctheir respective positions this morning. Westerly winds prevail on the bay, the seaa are smooth and conditions favorable for a perfect trial. To Hold op Import. By Telegraph to The News. Washington, . March 7. Secre tary Gage today issued a circular in structing officers of customs to delay further orders and final liquidating of enteries of any merchandise arriv ing at ports after April 1st Thia action is because of tbe retro-active clause of the pending tariff bill. Kw Mexican Murderers Hanged. - Santa Fe, New Mexico, April t. Frank Barego, Antonia Berrego, Chico Alario, and Batricio Valen cio, were hanged today for the mur der of Frank Chanez, May 29th, 1892. McKinley refused to further delay the execution. Canovaro has Sot Beslg Ad. By Telegraph to The Ntwa. Rome, April 7 It is semi-offici-nlly deuied that Admiral Canovara has resigned, or been recalled from command of the international tqna&--ron in Cretan waters.