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I THE PR1GE8 WILD GO tj
Effect of Free Silver on the Cost'
Doubling the Volume of Money Would
Really Add But S50 to $1,000.
Circulating Medium Actually
Lowered 41-2 Per Cent.
Facts to Ponder.
This whole agitation iu behalf of froo
j6;.lvor is made, it seems to uic, honestly
lauf} sincerely by tt large body of oar fol
llow citizousin other parts of tho country
Ififid.'Bome of them in this part of the
country. I desire to give them tho great
esVorodit for sincerity in their belief. I
fwiah to testify that from my acquaint?
ance with n largo number of these peo?
ple- 'I have failed to lind that any con
sidorablu numbGr wish to do a wrong or
to-deal unjustly by any othor portion of
ouTipeoplo. They do feel that there are
.certain ovils from which thoy wish to
?escape, mad it has been suggested to
ithem thnt by some legerdemain of gov
jernjnent dealing with our ourrenoy that
-thoy. could escape f rotu the ovils of which
i Now, tho chief evil of this ooniplaint
Iis low prices. Now, nobody over really
complains of low prices when lie wants
ito buy anything, and nobody who has
i'jiy.t hing to sell ever complains of high
] -But wo, find that communities as a
rwliD-o combine all their energies to
make prices as a whole low. Iudividttul
?members of every community aro labor
ling'to mnko prices of particular things
"they want to sell high, but when com
imunities act together thoy are trying to
make prices low.
But if this be true; if the general effort
of communities is to make prices low;
if that is tho reason that wo have grant?
ed railroad charters in order to bring
.tho products of tho distiutt parte of tho
country to our doors at low price?; if
that is the reason we built tho Erie
oannl; if that is the reason that wo have
made transportation on tun Erie canal
absolutely free, taxing the people of tho
?late in order that it may bo free; if thut
4a tho reason that wo have built our
highways and made them free; if that is
tl'o reason that wo arc doing ti thousand
and one other things?then why in the
namo of reason should government bo
appealed to to do something about one
?thine in order to make prices Iii gl i ?
Why, in regard to this one tiling,
should there be n grand exception to all
tho otlior things that a government does
in and about, our affairs aud our products
and the things thut. wo buy aud sell?
, I do not concede that it would bo to
our advantage as a whole that govern?
ment conld double the price of onr bread
tomorrow. Aud yet this is the proposi?
tion that is made. I doubt if iu this
city you could find u dozen votes ontsido
of the bakers' shops iu favor of doubling
tho prico of bread tomorrow. And yet
that is tho great thing thut underlies
this argument. Why, I see that Senator
Stewart said the othor day thut young
men were not marrying so much now as
thoy usod to because wo did not havo
Free silver?what will it do, accord?
ing to Senator Stewart? Why, it will
make thatyonug man if hoeontoinplated
matrimony expect to havo ull the ex?
penses of his household, from his bride's
outfit aud tho new coat ho bought for
the ceremony and so on through all his
domestio arrangements even to tho
baby's cradle, niudo moi'O dear. Do yon
think that would bo un inducement to
matrimony? Then they say that tho
amount of money regulates prices. Does
it havo any great effect upon prices if it
is good monoy?
All the time we hear, nnd I believe
that it is uncuntradicted, that about 5
per cent of all the transactions of tho
peoplo of this country are.made in mon?
ey. All tho rest of the transactions are
made with the other media?checks,
notes and all kinds of tilings. If this is
true,suppose we could double the amount
of money iu an instant, what would wo
havo done? Wo would havo doubled 5
per cout of tho whole. What would we
have added? We wouldbaveadded 5 per
cent to the whole. In $1,000 what would
?wo have added? Wo would havo added
$50. But suppose in adding that $50
I yon have disturbed the mLuds of men so
>tV that the other 05 i>er cent was dimini&h
r" ed, as has been dono from time to time
|j>; daring the last fow years. Suppose you
[?' apply your perceutago to $050,000 and
g: out that in two, owing to the uncortain
'f: ty you havo created in tho minds of men
f.' as to the quality of their money ; sup.
r; pose you havo only attracted it by 10 per |
i cent?whatistho romilt? Why, you have
|'r! diminish od that by $95, and when you
f oome to add the $50 that, you have cred
| i,ted by doubling yoixr money and deduct
your $05 you will find that you are $45
worse off than when you started. You
are 4 1-5 per cent worse.off so far as the
% sironlating medium that really transacts
' your affairs is concerned. That is one of j
;. tho great reasons why we find these
great disturbances in business when men
i tamper with the currency.
P I havo given this illnstraticn in nn
L ?wer to tho assertion that the amount of
money regulated prices because some
I money is necessary in our transactions,
f- flYuo some money- ia necessary still, be
causo we have not<yefc reduced onr moth
&?' ods of business to such a complete eys
\ ;?; fjoin that we sottlo everything by ao
>y Yes, so is-Frune grease on tho nxle of
wagon nocesaary lu order to move it
any great dlstancosa t any upeod, because
oan has not yet srjooeeded in making un
fg.;%ptle on which the wheel will rr.*">lv>
say with equal truth as to tny wagon
that because somo grease is necessary
on the axle, therefore tho amount nf
grease lixes tho cost of moving a ton of
freight. You say that it is an absurdity ;
it is not true.
The more I have thought upon this
question tho tnoro profoundly impressed
I urn that more people are concerned in
tho quality of the money, of actual
money, than in its quantity.?lix-Sccro- :
tary Charles S. Fairehild.
THAT NEW GIRL BABY. I
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland are evidently
boliovers in woman suffrage ?Now
To Mrs. and Mr. Grover Cleveland:
Tfcie sincere congratulations of tho whole
American peoplo.?New York World.
In this country a third baby is hotter
thna a third term. There is no un?
written law against it.?Now York Sun.
This advertisement was received at
Tito Mercury office last nighl: "Wanted
?A buy. Apply to Gr. ('., Gray Gables,
Buzzards Bay."?New York Mercury.
Another girl at Gray Gables. As Mr.
Cleveland himself would say. this is
?isappoiutiug the hopes and expeota-'
tions oi tho people.?New York Adver?
Mr. Cleveland's domestic concerns aro
naturally and properly a matter of in?
terest to all his oouutrymeu, and the
country will congratulate him on tho
latest addition to his household, and re?
joicing to hear that mother and daugh?
ter are doing nicely will be content to
leavo tho matter of tho little stranger's
name to the good taste which named her
A SUBSTITUTE FOR WOOD."
Ilanbs Made of Cork Will lie Utcd In tho
Several months ago the board of in?
spection and survey of the navy depart?
ment was directed to make tin Investiga?
tion with a view of obtaining some prac?
tical substitute for wood in titling naval
vessels. The desire for a substitute was
tho fact that a lighter material was
Wanted if possible, one that would uol
take so much space in th<? vessel, and
more than anything else a material that
would not splinter. It was also desira?
ble to have a uoucombustiblo substance.
The board has made a reporl to tho
secretary of the navy, and some of its
recommendations have been adopted by
him, and it is probable that several of
tho new ships will be fitted with tho
new material as a substitute for wood.
Cno of tho best materials which has
been found by tho board is a wood sub?
stitute composed of waste cork. This is
subjected to 400 degrees of boat, and it
is then pressed into bl cks of any re?
quired size. It can bo sawed into thill
strips or bandied very much as wood is
handled. Cork has a gum winch great
heat melts and glues its particles to?
gether iu n compact mass. Alter boing
pressed it sticks togothor as tightly its
if it had grown that way. The cork
boards may bo made heavy or light, us
warned. Some of tho lighter kinds are
used in tho walls of refrigerators. It
is a nonconductor and can scarcely be
niado to burn. This nut;, rial is used in
I the place of wood iu Gorman vessels,
j Commander Bradford, who made tho
j search aud examination of this particu?
lar substitute, foiuid that tho Germans
J wore using it ander a patent taken out
I by .lohn Smith of Now York, and that
companies in the United States had ob?
tained rights for its manufacture hero.
1 ?Washington Post.
Clitcuigo U'ttnt? Krlr Hurdle.
The Chicago labor congress has in?
vited Keir Hurdie, the most radical of
the socialist members of the British
parliament, to visit Chicago next month
and deliver an address there, .lohn
Burns, M. P., who proclaims himself a
sooiulist, was not hot enough for Chi?
cago when ho was there last year.
Bardie is tho member of parliament
Who sits there in his working clothes.
Harvard graduated o7b students this
fwor aud Yalo 675,
The Old Friend
And tho beet friend that never
fails you is Simmons Liver Regu?
lator, (the Bed Z)?that's what
you hear at tho mention of thia
excellent Liver medicine, and
people should not bo persuaded
that anything else will do.
It ia'the King of Liver Medi?
cines; is better than pills, and
takes the place of Quinine and
Calomel It acts directly on tho
Liver, 'Kidney and Bowels and
gives new life to the whole sys?
tem. This is the medicine you
Sank Sold by all Druggists in
*jquid, or in Powder to be tuK?&
?jy or made into a tea.
W9mm .'WFY?f?fMf PACK AOHWM ^
PEACE TO MRS. O'LEARY.
Now that Mrs. O'Lcarjr is itt rest
With her cuw, it is to bo hoped that thu
story will j^t it rest.?Philadelphia
Now Mrs. O'Luury is dead, uud uo
ouu will over know positively whose
fault it wan that hur cow kicked over
the lauipou t!iu Orouiog Of Oct. 8, 1871.
Mrs. O'Loary wanted to bo forgotten,
bat the world, or Ohicitgo?mid Chica
goans consider the terms synonymous?
would not baTO it that way. It is thus
that Konto poor, shrinking souls have
celobrity thrust upon them. Peace to
Mrs. O'Leaiy's nahes.?New York Suit.
When schoolboys uro asked what
caused tho Chicago Ore, thdy will readi?
ly answer, "Mrs. O'Loary's cow,"
while they would probably bo puzlud to
say who wiui tho fiist settler ou tho situ
of tlio Wiudy (ity. "l'was over thus.
"The aspiring youth who tired the
ISphcsiau dome outlives in fame the
pious foul who reared it."?Philadel?
Ponce to tho aslies of Widow O'Leury I
From tho ashes of old Chicago the mod
urn groat metropolis of the ".vest rose
like a photiis, to he tbo wouder of tho
world. She passed through fire uud
water tu groatuoss and could bo proud
ciioui/h to boar upon her escutcheon the
O'Loary cow rampant.?Philadelphia
Works wonders in cur
ing torturing, disfigur?
ing diseases of the skin,
scalp, and blood, and es=
pecially baby humours.
COTtCVBA RanaDTSI ? mM tliretuhitit thf rorld.
nilli.h ilrput: i N .??K?r k Sons, l.wu.lun V mil
lu i u * (Jrsu. COBI*., Soli I'rup... H.oliui, U. S. A.
Pirk ffeartnrhennil rcll v.. all the troubles in.-t
dem t..n bilious state of the Kystom, such as
Dizziness, Nausea. l>nocv?lnc*s. liistress ait. r
rating. Pain in the Side, <we While their nsosl
remarkable success ha I.n shown iu curing
Headache, yet Canrcn's Lrrruc Liver Ph.:."
im> equally, valuable In Constipation, curing
and preventing this annoy Ing complaint. while
they also cor reel ail disorders of the stomach,
stimulate the liver and regulate tho bowels.
Even if they .oily enrnd
Ache they would be almost priceless to those
who suffer from this distressing compbtlnt:
but fortunately their goodness does not i-n.1
hero, ami tics., ?im mice try ihcm will fiiMl
these little pills valuable in so many ways that
they will noi be willing to do without them
Hut oiler all sick h'u I
Is the bane of so mam lives that here Is where
fre make our grefll boast. Clur pills cure it
while others .I.?!.
Caktfr's l.nri.r. l.tvrn Pili.? are very small
ami very e is, t,, i one or two pill's make
n dose. They are strictly vegctableand 'b>
im? gripe or purge, but by their gentle netion
please all who use iheni In vials at S5 cents;
Ovo for ?l Sold ovcrrwhere, or sent by nniL
CAST2S !!?:?.:?.'.?!: Hew Y::t.
Small Fill, Snail So?. Small WeB.
MOSQUITOES 110 MOTHS
Are Instantly Killed
AMTI-SKEET" WAFERS 10 CENTS.
All PrtiRgisiti or from the
NATIONAL UOLIOITIKQ COMPANY,
su.w.f No. BCFifth avenue. New York,
haf been used for rhildrru while teething
it soothes tho child, soften the gums. al.
lavs all pa n, euro,* wind el,olio, regulates
tha Stomach and bowels, and iw tho best
remedy for diarrhea. Twenty-live centi a
bottle. Sold by all druggists throughout
the world. aelC-eu.vv
? SUMMER BOOKS.
? Interesting.Stoile< cleverly told bythevcrj
l ssl authors,
J 10c. O INJ L_ V !
? Fine Picturei Vfrr t heap for tbe NI X I
! NUSBAUM'S BOOK UNO ART PLACE.
m> 12B rVIAIIM STRE ET
? NORFOLK, V/\.
1 GENERAL DEBILITY.
For those "run down" nnd "cut
of sorts" generally, thete is no
belter medicine in the wot Id that)
Brown'? Iron Uittocs,
December 7th, 1894.
t hardly feel I am the same man
since taking two bottles of Brown's
Iron Bitters. I have a splendid appe?
tite and digest my food thoroughly.
JUDGE JAMES M. SMITH, Decatur, Ga.
? Brown'! Tr?n flitters will cure F.kJ
Blood, Kidney nnd Livet Troubles,
H Wonderful loi Dyspepsia, ? nstlpa
35 lion, Kemalv Weakness and Malaria.
?It's Brown's Iron Bitters you necdt"
1*or overworked men?debilitated women?puny children.
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M0S0U1T0ES AND M
All Druggists, or from
THE OF LOWi204< SS?IM STREET,
THE QUICK MOVING BLADES
of activity are the quick supplying bargains.
MID-SUMMER CLEARING SALE CONTINUALLY OFFERS
OG;i,p Shirl Waists, laundered collar and
<?*%J\+ culls, large sleeves; reduced from 50c
Shirt Waists, laundered collar and
culls, large sleeves, percale, reduced
! from 89c.
O/t? Wrappers of Merrimac, Flints,
rufl'.e ovc shoulder, trimmed with
lace, usually sohl it 75c.
Hosiery and Underwear
9?, Ladies' Richelieu Ribbed Cotton
llose, russet and black, usually sold
at 12 Ac.
Ladies Ribbed Vests, cream or white,
regular price. 1 2 Ac.
GLOVES AND MITTS.
Ladies' a 11 ? I Children's Lisle Thread
vL Gloves, regular price. i? c.
5~ Ladies' Silk Mitts, blacks, tans, slate
L> and cardinals, regular price, 25c.
J? Spray. One lot of Fine Flowers, rcgu
lar price, 1 5c.
Spray. One lot Fine French Flowers,
former price, 25c spray.
()|U' '?' ?^ Boys' and Misses' Sailors,
trimmed, regular price, 15c
One lot of Ladies' Colored Hats,
usually sold at 75c.
One lot of Fine Lawn Bows, white
only, with bands; former price, 10c.
'T)^, One lot China Silk Windsor
**\* Ties, hemstitched ends.all colors,
regular price, 1 5c.
C^r One lot licit Buckles, sterling silver
finish: also Mourning Buckles; former
204 MAIM STREET, NORFOLK, ?JL.
S4 OLD MARKET SQUARE,
Always on Hand a Large Line of Bedroom Suits, Parlor Suits, Bed
Springs. Mattresses, Rockers, Tables, Sideboards, Book Cases,
Which Will be Sold at Remarkable Low Prices.
gseit emg out sale of hub refhwobs
And Baby Carriages,
Which \vc will offer for THE NEXT TEN DAYS AT PRIME COST. It will pay
you to call at once to make vour selection, as wc can save you money.
We are still running
OUR LARGE REED ROCKER AT $1.45.
Also, a SOLID OAK TABLE FOR 58c. .I11** received, a large lot of Woven
Wiic Cots at low prices.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO T
The Kern Furniture Co,
24 MARKET SQUARE.
liy The Murrls Auction House, :t8 Bunk street, J.
T. Kilby. .Ir., Proprietor.
LARGE AND ATTRACTIVE SAIJ-: OP KIN*
Furniture. Carpets, lt?K4. Matting, Oil ClutU,
Crockery, Ulassware, stoves, Piano?. Orgaus, etc*
1 at our Auction Home ou TUESDAY M .RMN?.
July l itli, a It) o'eluik. Ladles especially invite*
i iitteml sale.
JuM-ltt R. R. MORRIS. Manager.
it K? ft Kst in: t(ii;n rs.
FINE LOTS FOR SALE
THICK FROM $100 TO ?7.r)0 EACH.
Terms Oue-tbird cash, balance in 1 aud J
yearn with U pur cant, interest.
H. L. PAGE & CO.,
Hole agents, No. 10 liauk street,
Titlo ported, Norfolk, Va,
H. C. Hogoarfl & Co.,
126 MAIN STREET.
PliONtt No. 7i'J.
FOB RENT?ill), 403 106. 107 aud W*
llighlau 1 ivvouiie, 120 Willoughby, 4 au Dax
ter. . . .Maliuy. IUI Pari, o.l. 1 ItUStatl. Id*,
ins, t??, litiiaud liii Obapol. with me .urn
improvements: 213 bank, Ik'H Uerinudn 73
Charlotte. Ittl Ouinhei land, 74 and 10 Ohapol..
' Ueriuuda, t tu 'inn store corner ? liurcli
and i liarlotts woo l yard on llormuda street,
uic- store in Ucrkloy, corner Liberty aut
Eighth streets: cottage at Virginia lioacbu.
ISM ? <? l w alor ?t not.
Full SALiB?Two bouses ou Uallbc avo
uue "no ou Willoughby, tv. on Olay oue?
Kellv, tit on Tunstall, three on High
Inud. ouo ou Fan. two on l.ovitt. tone
brick in, ses ou M b ' mi sir si. a* o i lp?
t1. Lota nil Froomason. f'orprew.
l'oueh. Highland, Kolly, princess Anue ave?
nun aud in Huutersville. Also. Farms, large
uud Mil ill.
AGENTS. 99 MAIN STR?EU
Cott.iqe at Virginia Beach,
store 111 L'tnou street.
How or new boiues V. A. avonua eg
No G l.oi nil s lane
? Dices ou grouiil lloor, 00 M'uiu stroot,
fit'i I m Milt applicants
Bei >ud an i third lloers. IM Water, suits,
ble roriail lofl oreigai factory.
12 nu i : 4 i enobnrch.
lon>e 1 IS i hutch btruet. nuitablo lor
NATIONAL Hellt ion D, V. 8, i
Mourin us 1I:ijm ii, ctlt .lu y, l"0j, ,'
PKAI.KD PIlOI'OSAUjV i.l. hi ; Rl-.CKIVKD AT
iHbli Home ttiiill onuO'cl iek p. iu. WhDNESDA V
Twenty fourili |2 tin July, 1895, for furnlshles)
materials, laber, etc., and constructing vv u<?iet?
Barraoti Bui dines on Ibe arouutls of iin> Home,
DraWtnts,si e III tun . etc., < a'i be seen, and al'
uaasary Inloim lloti ob.nlueu al the Hutu", k
rtlacd chiuk lor ono tbousnud dollars must u ?
nipany each b.d, Ki>voloi>ei containing bi?i?
oiibl bo indirsed I'.als for Wouden Har.
?acks" and iitldresMil io I bo undersigned, Thai
rieht t" .c ect suy " all bids I? icwurvsd
?\ M. i IIOMPSON, I reaanrer,
P. o. a Idress, Natleual Soldiers' Home, Va.
Approved:? P. l. IVO IDFIX,
IjUOI ?S ts5 FOR SI PPI.IKH l fill THE SAY?
VA HO NO F >I.K, VA, June ?8, lf'J\?Sealc?
; i idorsrd 'Prorojn'a for Supplies for the
Navy Yard. Norfolk Va , t ?' copcon u..;y Iii I SU ?
rid lie reo Ived ai lh? Ifuren i ?> Supp i? ? ami Ac.
Hunts. Navy lH>|tarintent, Watbln.lou, D. < .. mi.
I it! o'clock boon, .lu > im?, and miblicl**
Ieoud immediately increafler, ti fuiu|ab rt Iba?
- Yard, Nnrioik, Vai, a Ituaolitv oi lumlai.
, iron, ami ?| Ikes, lie articles must conform.
Navy itaiiCnrtl and pass ibe usual uavaC,
iiaKccl'ou, Blank pr*p >?als a ill lie fitrniahe l upon
anpllrnlliii lo ibe Na > Pay Orthe Ncr.dk Va Hits
?ihn of iimuufaetiiers and dealers!* Inv'tes.
In 's. ell i> h r Illings h ing epial,decided by
Th'< Department reserves the rlgbl to ivnlv*
. is or ii. relent am or all hid* not d enied ad.
ageoii? I ? Ibo fioT. rumeiil EI'Wi\ SlIIvW
ART, i ayuia tci lien ia'. U. s N. iy.. sa.we-v?
TO ALL WHO VALUE
COMFORT AUD HE<HI
is the moat powerful ilinitifeo.
taut, germicide and tloodor?ter
Known to mod urn scionco. It
acts instantly nud destroys foul
odors id soon us tl?o I. I'so It in
your houses.stables, collars, hutli
rooms, closets, outhouses. R.ir
Imge pails, etc., and keep your
families safe from dreaded epi
demies of nil kinds.
1 Oil BALE HV
DBU?SISTS. HO. 76ITIB1H STREET.
v OPrOBITE ST. JAMF.s HOTEL,
Goods delivered freo to all parts of the
WlltE SOREESB of all grades from beak
to ibo fhospCSI oi sioclt an i made lo order.
Those desiring Screens will please drop uu?
a costal, anil wo wilt wail upou aud quote,
COOKE, CLARK & CO,
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS.
The undersigned hav e oj ene.i n luundry a|
Km Qranby streut, where all work left v.'liii
thorn will receive careful and prompt nvtoi*.
tion. LADIES WORK WILL HECdUYU
h. w. lee, 104 Granfey SU