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Charlotte Democrat. W. C. DOWD. Editor. CHARLOTTE. N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 13 Col. J. Wiley Shook, the Pride of the Mountains, and the champion Pie Hunter of the Big Smokies, has addressed an open letter -to Maj. McKinley, the-Big Medicine Man of Pie Counter Lodge. In this open epistle J. Wiley lays bare his soul and tells the longings of his heart, and throws a projectoscope picture of the emotions of those who hunger after pie, and will not be comforted, because it is not. This stirring appeal is, in the lan guage of our own Shepherd Dugger, enough to "make a heart of stone weep bitter tears." Will not the Croat Father in the White House heed his longing call? The New York Tribune, discuss ing the question of how the con victs shall be provided for, suggests, apparently as a new idea, that they be put to work building roads, as highway improvement is a public "work of benefit to all and enters into competition with no private indi vidual or corporation. In this county (Mecklenburg) road building has been done by con victs for a number of years, aud the experiment ha3 been notably suc cessful, so much so that the system has been extended to many other counties in the State, and to our neighbors across the border. The people of Newbern are in a pretty fix. Three negroes were elected on the Board of Aldermen. Now Governor Eussell has appointed five aldermen, not a representative man among them, to complete the Board. These eight met, elected A. D. Denison mayor, and created po licemen's places galore, increasing the annual police expense $2,500, and adjourned to complete their work Saturday. The democratic aldermen and Mayor Ellis were not notified of the meeting, and refuse to recognize its authority. The Greek success at Yelestino is inspiring, but it is hardly enough to make up for the disgraceful flight from Larissa, and the abandonment of one city after another. For the good of Greece, it is to be hoped that the war will be ended soon by the Powers. Her comparatively Email army has been badly handled by her General?, while the large forces of the Turks have been well commanded, Greece is plucky and brave, but the Turks have the numbers and the Generals. The Grand Army of thePiepublic of New York State in a special reso lution declares that it wants a school history of the United States written in which every movement of the Confederates shall be called "trea son," every man who wore the gray dubbed as a "traitor" and a "rebel." This seems strange, coming so soon after the soldiers who fought under Grant and the soldiers who fought against him united to pay a tribute to his memory. The Tar Heel Republicans pro fess to believe in "home rule." They certainly believe in family office holding, for Governor Ilussell's brother is to be given a good "sit," Claude Dockery's brother, Victor, has a good place at the State prison, Senator Pritchard's brother in law is to be a deputy in Marshal Milliken's office and Marsh Mott's brother is given a place at the penitentiary. There are others. The arbitration treaty with Great Britain has been laid to rest. Prob ably it is better so, for while arbi tration sounds well, and perpetual peace is a great institution; still, it seems rather queer that the compact for peace should be made with a na tion that is perpetually at war with "weaker nations, and that has ex tended its territory over the earth by force and arms. People do not reaiize how the tariff affects them until they come to buy goods, and pay increased prices. In another column is a com parison of the prices you pay now for the every day necessities of life and the prices vou will have to nnv ' when the new Republican tariff goes j into enect. The new tariff will make itself felt in your pocket-book next fall. The "reforms" proposed by Spain for Cuba turn out to be the same flimsy promises on paper that have before been given the. oppressed and over-taxed people of the ialancL Even the newspapers of Madrid call them unjust. m ill President McKinley announces that no more important appoint ments will be made until after the tariff bill is passed. This is like holding a tempting morsel above the heads of the Congressmen . and tell ing them they must jump for it. Brief Glimpses of the General News. A committee has been appointed by Governor Wells, of Utah, and the Utah Centennial Commission to call upon President McKinley and invite him to attend the jubilee celebration of the arrival of the Utah pioneers, to be held in July. The situation in the Greco-Turkish war seems to be that the powers are waiting for Greece" to acknowl edge her defeat, when they will step in and end hostilities. President Krnger, in a speech to the Rand, the legislative assembly of the Transvaal, asked that Victo ria jubilee day be made a holiday in the Transvaal. The Cuban insurgents have at tacked the cultivation pone of Vueltas and burned large quantities of tobacco and other property The Spanish commander has called for reinforcement Vandercook & Co , California wine dealers, have applied in the United States Court of Charleston for an injunction to restrain dispen sary officials of South Carolina from interfering with the firm's business. The otatesville Landmark says the Old North State Concert Band will play here during the Woman's Lxnositior The date has not been definitely ; ermined upon but the band will y. bably be here between the 12th a : the 19th. The ui .itarv conditions in some of t Cuban towns and cities are apj aluug and disease and hun ger go hand in hand The Aurora Bays snow fell in Shelby at eleven o'clock Saturday night. ji,. 1). .hndy, ot Cabarrus, came near being drowned while trying to ford Adams Creek. Marthville, Union county, has a chicken with three legs, the extra leg growing cut of his back. Wesley Caswjll, Esq., a Confed erate veteran and a well known citi zen of Cabarrus, died yesterday, aed 69 years. The International Association of Machinists is in convention at Kan sas City. The Journeymen Bakers' and Confectioners, International Union are meeting in triennial convention at Cleveland, Ohio. Charles Day Lanier, of New York, a son of the late Sidney Lanier, the poet, will be married to Miss May Field, of Chicago. The Woman's Health Protective Association is in session in Phila delphia Jerome B. Wheeler, the former millionaire of Aspen, Col., is said to be at the end of his string after twelve years of unqualified success. He was reputed to be worth at one time anywhere from one to five mil lions, and the mercantile agencies said that the latter figure was a closer estimate of his fortune than the former. Admiral Meade died yesterday in Washington. Mayor Strong, of New York, an nounces that he has 1,000 bricks from the temporary tomb of Gen. Grant, which he will -give to Grand Army posts. The Secretary of the Treasury has issued new regulations aimed to pro hibit the importation of adulterated tea. Henry T. McDonald and others have organized the "Loyal Demo crats," whose object it will be to oppose the nomination and the elec tion of any man who . bolted Bryan and the Chicago platform. By a vota of 124 to .55 the House defeated a resolution requiring Speaker Reed to appoint the com mittee. Under the lead of Mr. Bailey, 33 Democrats voted against the resolution, while 32 voted for it. A verdict was reached in the Romeyn court martial. It is believed that the accused officer has either been acquitted or left with a repri mand. The North American Turnerbund meets at St. Louis this week. "Bill" Adler, of Kansas City, Mo, killed his second man in a crap game Sunday. About 1,200 plumbers are on a strike at Chicago, 111., owing to differences about helpers. The bricks of the old Grant tomb will be distributed by the New York Board of Estimates and Apportion ment. Five or six hundred Polish labor ers quietly paraded in Detroit, Mich., with banners saying: "We want work, not charity." The govrnors of the New York Wool Exchange have appointed A. Willard Lighthorn as secretary. The exchange will be thrown open for business in a few days. Dean W. Richmond, of a promi nent Buffalo (N. Y.) family, was found dead in the St. Charles Hotel, New York, yesterday. He was bruised, and police think he was robbed and murdered. Capt. Henry Itomeyn, in whose case a court martial was recently held at Fort McPherson, Ga , will take charge of the Chilian exhibit at the Tennessee exposition and will soon be retired from the army. New .York importers are angry because the v Republicans held the retroactive clause of the Dingley bill over their heads until they paid $35,000,000 in duties and then made the Jaw effectue July 1. The Greek Ministers of War and Iuterior have returned from Phar s ila to Athens and reported to the Cibinet One correspondent says that as a result the war will be dis continued; another says that the re sult was a decision to continue the war. H. O. Havemeyer, " President of the Sugar Trust, and John E. Searles, its Secretary, have been or dered to appear, with others, in the Federal Court at Washington on May 17 to be tried for refusing to furnish information to the Senate investigating committee in 1894. The Rev. Dr. W. S. Rainsford, of New York, in a sermon at Trinity Church denounced the rich churches that move away from the poor dis tricts, and predicted that rich men would find it necessary before long to endow churches where the poor may hear the word of God for noth ing . The assets of two of the three New Bedford mills that recently failed exceed the liabilities. The New York Court of Appeals has approved the death sentences of murderers Guiseppe Constantine and Howard A. Scott. Ex-Vice President Stevenson will sail for Europe Saturday, in compa ny with Messrs. Wolcott and Paine, of the Bimetallic Commission. Quartermaster J. B. Huggins, of the steamer Decatur H. Miller, was lost overboard during the voyage from Savannah, Ga.., to Baltimore, Md. Captain Edward W. Reed, of the clipper ship Thomas F. Oakes, has been held for the Federal Grand Jury at New York for cruelty to bis crew. Reports from many river points indicate that the flood is subsiding. Jesse Martin was shot and killed by levee guards at West Baton Rouge, La., for trespassing. Mayor Harrison of Chicago has directed the removal of two Repub lican Civil Service-Commissioners. Mrs. C. R. Cleveland, of Pratt, Kas., suspected her husband and following him, found him in com pany of two women. She shot him. At Gallup, N. M., yesterday the Atlantic and Pacific railroad was sold at auction for $12,000,000. Receiver Walker of the Santa Fe bid it in for his company. Ten thousand dollars in checks and Treasury notes, and fifty car loads of corn and wheat wiil trail eastward with Dr. Talmage as Chi cago's gift toward the relief of the famine stricken people of India. The Mutual Life Insurance Co., of Indianapolis, Ind., has gone un der. A prize fiht between" Harry Stout and Ernest King took place in the hall of the Delaware house of repre sentatives last Tuesday. It is believed an upward movement in the coffee market may be expected, the Baltimore Sun says. Richard Watson Gilder delivered a strong address in Baltimore on "Public Opinion in America Senator Gorman held a conference in Baltimore with some of his polit ical friends and made arrangements for the coming campaign." Henry F. Gillig, formerly the head of the American Exchange in London, was sent to jail in New York in default of bail, his arrest being the outcome of a suit brought against him by a furrier. Bishop Potter made an address in New York in which he said he would not endure injustice at the hands of an employer. The report of the legislative com mittee which has been investigating the city government of Philadelphia states that the voters are intimidated by firemen and policemen. The annual commencement of Princeton Theological Seminary was held at Princeton, N. J., this week. The National Association of Rail way Surgeons is holding its conven tion in Chicago. The Gilbert Manufacturing Com pany, wholesale dealers in cotton goods at 380 Broadway, New York, have made an assignment The company had no factorv of its own, but was a converter of cotton goods, and made a specialty of dress goods The liabilities are 500,000. They lay their failure to the Cleveland administration. Wm. A. Marburg and G. W. Gail, of Baltimore, will retire from the directory of the American TobacLO Company. Lewis Ginter, of Rich mond, has already retired The International Woman's Health Protective League was formed at a convention in Philadelphia. Ex-Congressman Elbridge Gerry Spaulding, who was known as the "Father of the Greenback," died at Buffalo, N. Y. The mansion near New Rochelle, N. Y., of President Green, of the Columbia Navigation Company, wa3 burned; los3, $200,000. A meeting of Hebrews in sympa thy with the movement to establish a State in Palestine, where oppressed Hebrews throughout the world may una a piace or. retuge, was held in New York. The National Municipal League is in session at Louisville, Ky. Three 'thousand five hundred miners in Eastern Tennessee and Southern Kentucky are on a strike because of a proposed reduction in wages. The Bakers' International Union, which is meeting at Cleveland. Ohio, has decided to make a stand for an eight hour working day. Delegates from the Federation of Musicians got an injunction from the court at Kansas City compelling the Natioual League of Musicians to admit them to its convention. Fannie Bals, three years old, was choked to death in Park Row, New York, by shallowing tco large a pkee of a banana. The will of Howard Potter, father in law of Cora Urquhart Potter, has been admitted to probate. Out of his fortune of 07,000,000 he leaves his actress daughter in law nothing. The South and West Grain and Trade Congress is in session at Kan sas City. " Joseph R Danlop, proprietor of the Chicago Dispatch, has entered Joliet prison as a convict. A California farmer found a full grown lion and lioness and four cubs in the cellar of a house into which he had just moved. State Comptroller Roberts of New York has found a number of Revo lutionary ; documents of historical interest in the State House. Airs. Arthur Blair, of Chicago, sent a trusted man servant to her safety deposit vault to deposit some money. He ran away with a for tune in diamonds and money. The New York Prod ha discovered that bodies in Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore are backing the Joint Traffic Association in its fight before the Interstate Commerce Commission to prevent a reduction in grain rates to New York. Minister Powell Clayton has ar rived at the city of Mexico. The arbitration treaty between the United States and Great Britain, which required a two-thirds vote for ratification, was defeated in the Sen ate, 43 to 26. Dr. Von Hoist, of the Chicago University, announces the discovery of Prof. Von Schroen, at Naples, that rocks live. Photographs show ing the birth and growth of crystals have been taken by the discoverer, who ha3 devoted, his life' and fortune to proving his theory that mattt r heretofore regarded as inorganic is organic. J. E. O'Meara, assistant cashiei of the New York Life Insurance Com pany's office, San Francisco, Cal., at tempted suicide by shooting. He will recover. James H. Aldrich, the paymaster of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & MemphisRailway,'who stole $27,000, was sentenced to two years at Kan sas City, Mo. For the first time in ten years there are open saloons in Topeka, Kan. The Florida Assembly has taken two more fruitless ballots for United States senator. Minister Charlemagne Tower, of Philadelphia, has sailed on the Britanic f oi his post of duty in Austria-Hungary. The convention of the Interna tional Association of Mechanics in session at Kansas City, Mo., has adopted a rule providing for the intiative and referendum. The board of levee commissioners of the Mississippi district will re pair the embankments at once, hop ing to protect the farmers who wish to raise crops. Six anarchists were put to death in Barecelona, Spain. Oicar Wilde is still in Reading (England) prison, but he will be re leased on the 18th or 19th of this month. The revolution in Ecuador is re ported to be gaining strength. In the horrible disaster at the annual charity bazaar in Paris, Mme. Hanssmann is among the dead and the Duchess d'Uzes among the injured. Many of the dead, wounded and missing belong to the nobility and the wealthy class. The fire was started by an explosion of chemicals used in a moving picture device. The coal miners' strike on the Cincinnati Southern is on. The cut in wages precipitated the strike of 2,000 colliery men at Jellico, Tenn., and 500 at Rockwood, Tenn , and in two Alabama mines. The Spanish government has or dered th trial of the crew of the Competitor to be proceeded with immediately. It is leported that the British mission under Lieutenant Henderson has beeu captured by Chief Samory at Wa, in the African Gold Coast colony. Troops are being hurried to his relief. Six Mussulmans implicated in thd massacres of Christians at Tokat have been sentenced to death and others to imprisonment. Mrs. George Linnaeus Banks, the poet, died in England. Uruguayan rebels defeated a body of government troops under General Escobar. A column of native soldiers in the Congo Free State multitude at Ndrifi wells and killed five German officers. The British ship Lizzie Burrell, is quarantined in New York harbor, uaptain Saunders having died of yellow fever at Rio during the voy age. - la the Florida Legislature Chip ley received 3 votes for United States Senator; Call, 35; Raney, 19; I Hocker, 3, and Burford, 1. Call withdrew la3t night. The New York Chamber of Com merce will erect a building for its own uses to cost about $1,000,000, of which $260,000 has been sub scribed The United States flag is to be unfurled on a little unclaimed coral reef known as the New Baldayo Is land, near the equator, in the Pacific Ocean. Harry B. Hutching, dean of the Law Department of Michigan Uni versity, has accepted the presidency in the absence of President Angell, Minister to Turkey. John Fly, aged 15, was acciden tally shot and killed by his younger brother Eddie at Old Lyme, Conn. The International Association of Machinists in convention have de clared in favor of an eight-hour day. Rhoda Raymond, of Upper San dusky, O., committed suicide because her lover had discontinued his visits to her. , The Milwaukee (Wis.) Theoso phists have been entertaining una wares Annie OdeliaDiss de Bar, of spook picture notoriety. One of the Dunham sisters, in Barnum and Bailey's . Circus, fell from a trapeze at Washington, D. C, and narrowly escaped death. The fourth triennial Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons, in session at Washington D. C, has finished its work. Charles Wilson, a milk wagon driver at Chicago, 111., was pros trated by the heat, the thermometer registering 80 degrees. Ex-Secretary of State John W. Foster, will go abroad on May 19 in connect on with Bering Sea negotia tions. '' ' An. attempt by Mr. King, of Utah, to have Hawaii annexed by joint res- olution, was laughed out ot the House. " " -j Friends of Broker Chapman, the recalcitrant witness who has been sentenced to thirty days in jail, nrged President McKinley to pardon him; It is understood that the Pres ident agreed to do so if Chapman would apologize to the Senate W. L. Scruggs, formerly United States -Minister to Venezuela and now senior counsel of that republic, has arrived here with the approTed boundary treaty-with Great Britain. The ratifications will be exchanged in Washington. Three girl students have been ex pelled from Wellesley College for drinking aud smoking cigarettes. Witnesses before the Senate com mittee investigating the workings of the Civil Service laws have made serious charges against Post Office Department officials under the Cleve land Administration. The Iowa Legislature has selected the wild rose as the official State flower. John Thomas, a boy who voper ated a hoisting eagine at the Tama rack mine, Michigan, stood to his post while in imminent' peril- of being blown to atoms.' His hravery saved the lives of many miners. All bakers' international labels must hereafter be bought in Chicago. General Frank Wheaton has re tired from the United States army after a service of 47 years. The National Manufactuiing Company, of Oshkosh, Wis , pro ceeded against as the sash trust, has been dissolved. The International Association of Machinists will erect a $2,500 monu ment over the late E. W. Talbot, originator of the association. James Phillips, the original Jeems Phillips in Edward Eggleston's ' Hoosier Schoolmaster," has been stricken with paralysis at Terre Haute, iDd. During an electric storm at Chew ela, Wash., Laura Roiler and Lutie McCormack ..took refuge nnder a tree, and were fatally prostrated by a lightning stroke. A woman known as Irene Myer was choked to death in her bed in a resort at Pine Bluff, Ark., by a man who disappeared, but is believed to have been her husband; whom she had deserted. Charles J." Howard, a speculator, has been placed under $10,000 bond in New York city to answer a charge preferred by Charles J. Hartman, of Baltimore, Md., of having swindled him out of a stock farm worth $50,000. The big graia elevator of the Cen tral of Georgia Railroad, at Savan nah, Ga., has just been given a thor ough inspection and overhauling with a view to using it to handle through shipments of grain. The railroads are working on the matter of Western grain shipments, and it is expected that the meeting of the South and West Grain Congress at Kansas City, last Wednesday may give some impetus to the movement. STATE NORMAL COMMENCEMENT- Rev. C. L. Hoffman, of Charlotte, to Preach the Annual Sermon. Correspondence of the News. Greensboro, May 8. The pro gramme for the Commencement of the State Normal school is as fol lows: Saturday night, May 15 th, alumna meeting and reception by the faculty; Sunday, commencement sermon by Rev. Charles L. Hoffman, of Charlotte; Tuesday morning, address by Mr. J ulian S. Carr on "The Philanthropy of Dorothea Dix;" address by Hon. J L. M. Curry, general agent of the Peabody fund; Tuesday night, representative senior essays; Wednesday morning, memorial exercises relating to the life and services of Hon. S. M. Finger; address by Walter H. Page, of the Atlantic Monthly; presentation of diplomas, Bibles, and constitutions; Wednesday night, entertainment by the Adelphian and Cornelian Liter ary Societies. Governor and Mrs. Russell will attend the commence ment exercises, and Governor Russell will present the constitutions to the graduates on Wednesday; and State Superintendent Mebane will be present. ' A "Blue Gum" Negro to Hang. A Macon special to the New York Sun sayn A "blue gum" negro occupies a cell in the county jail of Bibb, from whence he will be taken on May 21 to McRae, Ga., to be hanged. His name is -Elijah Mor ton, and he has a record for mur ders and desperate crimes which have made his name one to conjure with in the section around McRae. The "blue gum" negro is rare, but he invariably represents the most depraved qualities of his race. He has light blue gums and short teeth, and there is a well-grounded super stition among the negroes that a bite from sach a person is fatal. In a -personal encounter the "blue gum" man always bites. Morton has been the terror of Telfair county for years, and al though he has been shot at perhaps more than any one criminal in Georgia, he has never been in the toils until last Saturday, when-he was put on trial and sentenced to be hanged. A few weeks ago he killed Charles Cromarty, wife, and son, and Morton's own wife with a rifle. While the blood fever was still on him he slaughtered all the do mestic animals around the place un til his supply of ammunition was exhausted. Constination ran lu ir - caeuy and certainly by the use of Dr Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. They are perfectly simple perfectly safe. They are not at all violent in their action, and yet they are more cer tain than many medicines which are so strong that they put the sys- kui " uiuer. i ne great ad vantage of the "Pleasant Pellets" is that thev CUT rtormananW v "V don't acquire a "pellet habit," as in using other pills. Take them regn- J larly for a while, and you are cured permanently. After that, take them only when you find yourself suffer- in !T frnTTl inr!?rraa4im mi ! a ""6iouuu- -i. Here are raanv meniomea nfrraA it j w vnnm mi me same purpose on which druggists make a biffp-er TtrofiL Vnr tfca druggists wouia rather sell the other things. If your own health is of more importance to yon than the druggist prosperity, you will insist on having what yon ask for. IN THE TARHEEL STATE. Newsy Note of States News Pointed Paragraphs. It is reported that a syndicate of Asheville capitalists is going to each county to attend the sheriff's sale of land for taxes, and is buying the land for a mere song, and .then holding their tax deeds to the said land until the time for paying such taxes expires. Then they own the property, which has been purchased for a mere fraction of what it is worth. . ' . , It haa been definitely decided that National Committeeman J. E. Boyd, of the Tarheel State; will be ap pointed Solicitor for the Internal Revenue Department, and his nomi nation is expected this week. Fifty sets of the Colonial Records are ordered distributed by the State library board. The Shelby Aurora says Smith s Mica house is now filled with,men and girls, all busy cutting, sorting, shaping, packing and shipping mica. The Southern States Magazine says: "Ex-Postmaster Tyner finds great pleasure in his home in the mountains of Western North Caro lina, at Tryon, Polk county. He says there are thousands of families in the northwest who will find it to their comfort and advantage to epend a few months every winter, if not all the time, in the.South." W. W. Rollins, the new post master, has taken charge of the Asheville office. A queer suit is in trial at Ashe ville. A woman put her three children in the Children's Home, and the father took them from the institution by force. The mother brings suit against him. And another suit for desertion and aban donment is to result. The News has received an invi tation to the commencement at Greensboro Female College, May 25th, 26th and 27th. Bishop Gallo way will preach the annual Bermon, at 11 a. m., Tuesday, May 25 th; Mrs. Sallie S. Cotton will deliver the address to alumnae, at 8 p. m., the same day; the graduating exer cises of the class of 1897, followed by the literary address by Rev. W. C. Norman, of Raleigh, w!H take place Wednesday, May 26th, and the annual concert will be given on the same evenitfg. The art exhibit will embrace Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday The graduating class numbers eleven. . Gen. Theo. L. Rosser is giving projectoscope entertainments in dif ferent parts of the State for the local camps of Confederate Wterans. A Winston alderman fell over two barrels and broke two ribs Weather Observer Vou Herrman says we are to have a cool summer in North Carolina. Jersey and Carolina. Frank Heywood writes in South ern Progress: "I have been asked what practical benefit will be derived from the visit of the New Jersey ed itors to Charlotte and Raleigh. Well, the Northern heart and the Southern heart each has its value and their fortuitous combination enhances their worth. The Northerners have taught Raleigh and Charlotte that "conservatism" is false to progress in fact, conservatism is well-nigh akin to absolute destruction. The Southerners taught the Jerseyites that a knowledge of the country sruth of the Delaware is a good thing for our common nation. The above lessons which .have - been profited by America can never be too grateful for. The North Caro linians, too, may consider it equally a benefaction that the Jerseyites are going to put $1,000,000 down there thiayear." GoTrmor Jhn Sevier. The Tennessee Centennial cele bration should awaken in every pat riotic American a desire to read toe life of Governor John Sevier, as related, for instance, in such a bio graphy as the one written by James R. Gilmore (1887) . John Sevier was a typical pioneer of the South west, and Tennessee's most notable hero. -Of French descent, he was, however, a Virginian born, and was at the age of 27 a captain in the Virginia line. He was a dashing In dian fighter, and was presented with a sword and pistol by the North Carolina Legislature, In battle, ac cording to a fellow soldier, "his eyes were flames of fire, and his words were electric bolts crashing down the ranks of the enem ."Philadel phia Record. Killed on the Levee. The second killing from the ex citement over high water and -the fear of levee cutters occurred yes terday, when John Matherne, a young man of St. James parsb, was shot and killed at Pike's Peak levee, forty miles above New Orleans. It was a case of mistaken identity. Matherne was one of the guards on the levee. He left the levee for a few minutes to go to hi residence. When he returned another guard named Paul Porter, seeing him ap proaching the levee and believed him to be a levee cutter, opened fire with a load of buckshot, fatally wounding Matherne. asy to Take asy to Operate Are features peculiar to Hood's Pills. Small in size, tasteless, efficient, thorough. As one man UI aid: " Yon nerer know you hare taken a pin till it is an over." 25c. c t Hood & Co., Proprietors. Lowell. M Ths only pills to take Wit H d's Sarmanarm LADIES do tou not DR. FELIX LE BRUM'S Steels PeMjrojal Pills are th oriinl n1 BENCH, safe and reliable Tear ' vwuiwm(ieojD Polls m ! AVegetablePreparationfof As ctmt'ifltinrf thpFnnd AndRegula- ting the S tomachs andBowels cf PromctcsBigcsUoBChceTfu! ncss andRestContains neither Opium,Morpliinc nor Miaeial. Not N aii c otic. Pumpkin SetJL Jhpermuit -jfi CarionatoSai Hinn Seed- (lerJtsd Ju&r' a nrrOrt Remedy for Constipa tion , Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea, Worms .Convulsions.tcvensn ness and LOSS OF SLEEP. Fac Simile Signature of II EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER. wrf- MATTHEWS HIGH SCHOOL Attractive Programme of the Coming Commencement May i8th. Very attractive invitations have been received to the commencement of Matthews high school, which occurs May 16th to the 19th. - Rev. T. P. Bonner will preach the annual sermon Sunday the 16tb, at 8:15 p. m. On Monday evening the public debate will occur. Query: "Should the ballot be restricted to those who can read and write." The president is Henry Conder and Wade Carpen ter is the secretary. John Abernethy and John Tolar will speak in the affirmative and Lester McLeod and Henry Stoker in the negative. Tues day evening a concert will be given. Wednesday is commencement day proper, and at ten o'clock a, m the declamation and recitation contests for medals will be held. At 2:30 p. m. Thomas M. Hufham, of Hickory will deliver the literary address; 3:30 p. m., presentation of medals; 8:15 p. m. musical concert. The marshals are: Will McAuley, chief; Henry Stoker, Henry Condor, .Lester McLeod, Wade Carpenter. The senior class is composed . of: Henry Condor, Wade Carpenter, Beulah Funderburk, Eva Heath, Lester McLeod, May .Morgan, Joe Matthews, Mamie Ren f row, Edith Reed, Carrie Smythe, Henry Stoker and John Tolar. AT THE SCOTCH-IRISH CONGRESS. Colonel A. K. McCIure Among Those Expected to Speak. k ..1 - i . Among ine Bpeasers wno are expected to deliver addresses at the ninth annual Scotch-Irish Congress to be held at Detroit, Mich., June 10 13 are: Colonel Alexander K McCIure, of Philadelphia; Dr Rad cliffe, of jWashington, D C; Dr Duf- lield, JNew York; Dr John Hall. New York; Professor George- Mac- cosine, rnnceton, JN ;J; Uolonel John J McCook, New York; Professor H A White, Lexington, Va; Bishop o jciiuer xnompson, Jackson, Miss; Rev Howard A Johnston, Chicago, HI; Hon James Dmsmore, Sterling 111; Hon Adlai E Stephenson, uioomington, 111; Hon B M Catch- eon, Urand Rapids, Mich; Dr W Q Craig, McCormi k Theological Sem inary, Chicago 1 11. : At th National Capital. C. S. Johnston, it is fcaid, will be tne next ifovernor of Alaska. " Mark Hanna has been overworked by office seekers and will return to Ohio for a few days. ' State Senator Hundley of Ala bama has decided not" to contest the electiDn of General Joe Wheeler. v iTbe.8nndry civil appropriation bill will be considered by the house in committee of the whole today (Monday). Baroness Hlrsch's Llberl Donation. Pa bis, May 10. Baroness Hirsch is the anonymous donor of 937,300 francs received by the committee on chanty for the Bazaar sufferers Vsed in Germany. Go . 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FAC-SIMILE SIGNATUFi OF- V IS OK THE SB WRAPPER OF EVEHY BOTTLE op if I? ;?s; V fS3 j o - iu u:wer tTWTw. pose." 5- Bee that yon get C-A-S-It 7hiM- of MECKLENBURG MONUffi Excellent Prospects for Its Erectlm Permanent Officers Elected. mi i n xiie pruepecis ior tne moMine' are excellent, and it Beems life? that a fund will be raised mfficit to erect a structure that will be ,f credit to the city. j The monumental society at U meeting this week adopted the fe! lowing resolution: "That a committee of fire In pointed, consisting of Messrs. F, McDowell, J. B. Alexander, J. l Wilson, Jno. E. Erwin, andDr (k? W. Graham, to solicit subferiptk for a monument; also to consider t signs and inscriptions and repot; same to the full meeting of uW ciety, on the first Tuesday in Ocfe-I ber, 1897. at 8 p. m." The committee also decided it' erect the monument on the m court h6use lot, Dr. Alexander iIok voting against this motion. 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