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AT WAS THE CRUSE
Checked. the JlMllne of the Free SlWe;
Sentiment of a Year Ago?
I CHEAP DOLLAR SDE\ CHECKED
fcltt or Properly.Altnrlicd by Silver
UOf? - l'nlso Statements of Silver
?jtl??c Owners Exposed-i'orlwnnlc
ilyfor tlio Can?corSound Money
Majority of 1'eoplc On " I'ropevly.
IJVnrions causes hnvo been given for
ie rapid decline in Hie free silver scn
imcut, which less than a year ago
Boomed destined lo sweep everything be?
fore it. The masterly oxpn.-,ilioii of tho
fundamental principles of the currency
question by Secretary of the Treasury
fJarlislo in u scries of speeches has
doubtless done much to check I ho free
coinage idea. In the southern states an
advance of over 00 per cent iu the price
of cotton destroyed the solo argument
of cheap cotton on which the silverites
relied for thoir support by fanners and
planters. Throughout the whole country
the educational work of sound enrreucy
clubs and similar organisations, aided
fby tho sound money press, Ims exposed
tho fallacies and fnbo statements
through which (he agents of the silver
Baine owners had secured a following
for the cheap dollar scheme.
These different agencies hnvo all con?
tributed to tho rout of the 10 to 1 sil?
verites, but a moro potent influoiice
than any or all of tlicm was tho recog?
nition by tho American people of tho
right of property and the hope of every
citizen to ho some day a property own?
er. In the progrcss'of tho currency dis?
mission it soon became evident that tho
free coinage agitators woro really at?
tacking the right to hold property, and
that their argumenta a?ainst tho gold
standard aud tho "creditor class" worn
[ directed against the natural right of
lenders to rcceivo back from their debt?
ors as much property as was loaned.
Tho Populist papers and (lie speeches
and pamphlets of tho moro rabid silver?
ites woro tilled with tlentmoiations of
j capital, rich men and bankers so that
the issuo between gold aud silver was
? generally dropped for the wider ques?
tion of tho poorer olnsses against tho
Fortunately for the ennse of sound
, 'money, tho great majority of tho peoplo
of this country own property or hopu at
some time iu the uear future to ho prop?
erty owners. When they were asked to
, support a financial policy which would
enable all tho debtors of the country to
repudiate oue-hulf of thoir obligations,
' thus practically taking by law half of
;,tho property of all creditors, they
' promptly answered "No." Those who
had a littlo money loaned out to a hunk
or to individuals; all who held pre?
miums in a life or Uro insurance compa?
ny or were iu any other way creditors,
Btiw that thoy could only be injured by
(! tho adoption of f>0 cent dollars.
On the other hand, those whoso bnsi
' nes3 was carried on by borrowed money
; knew that although they might he tem?
porarily beneiitcd by financial repndiu
tion, yet when they again wished to
borrow no ono would leud, while all
who look forward, as every American
should, to being themselves owners of
property were convinced that their host
? interests would ho served by maintain?
ing n currency system which recognizes
the rights of every man to all his pos
r sessions. They argued that if the pres?
ident silverito and Populist demand for
? the confiscation of half of Iho property
I of creditors should be granted, it would
? not ho loug before there would bo an?
other socialist agitation for the eonlisca
tion of all property, and they therefore
^refused to favor a scheine which throat
; ened to destroy all their hopes of a pros
I porous future. It is for this reason
above all others that schemes of repu?
diation and attacks on property owners
', can never secure a permanent footing
1 in this country.
But it Won't Break.
On the tree-top;
When the wind blows
The cradle will r...>k;
Vilien the bough breulu
Tho cradle will full.
Down will come baby,
Cradle nnd nil.
Pinsrrco's New 1'atcheB.
? ' Mayor Pingren recently announced that
En6,would sb rtly recommend to tho city
^council of Dutrolt the establishment of a
grojrmnnoiit agricultural park. Iiis plan is
;,to purchase a large tract of about 100 acres
Jantl rent it out in small parcels at a noin
xlnal r.-tto pur year. Tho rent In 60 years,
^he thinks, would pay for tho land. Wlion
the- park was thoroughly cultivated it
intld bo shown to the visitors as an uvl
iblico of tho worth of the mayor's original
|i)tato scheme.?Chicago later Ocean.
Care of the Fare.
: For a fnco which is badly broken out try
?pu> of sulphur. Rub it well into tho
skin ofery night just before retiring. This
la only good when tho eruption proceeds
"Wtt impure blood. If the fnco breaks out
pfn . indigestion, tiso mix vomica; If
pni torpid circulation, massage tho face
"efully after waehing.
Elizabeth City. N. ti.i Dec. 24.?(Spe?
cial.)?Not any of the local papers will
he issued this week on acuunt of the
Mr. Jesse Partridge, ir.ttnagor of the
North Carolina Iron Works, left yes?
terday 10 spend Christmas ut Iiis old
home In Virginia.
Two extra policemen were put or,duty
for to-day and to-morrow by the
Codcl Will Wood, of the Davis Mili?
tary School, is here Bpentllng Christmas
with Iiis family on Church street.
Mrs. P. 8. Vaugh'.tn, of Portsmouth*
foruarly of this place. Is visiting the
family of Mr. Frank Vnughan on
Church si reel.
Mr. Ed. Underwood, who left Ibis
place to practice law In Michigan some I
lime ngo, Is here visiting friends and,
The new addition to the public school
building is about completed and is tiullcj
RrrmiT Cmr. TnKATMFST. ?
Worm bnfhn withCOTtcilRA Snjp, eontlo n]>pli
cntion* of ?ut1cura (Ointment), nml mild den'?
of (JUTtcuitA Reboi.VBKT(Uicucw blood mu(Our)
KoM thmiiclioiit Iiis w?rM. llrilldi .1.iv>ti F. Sir.
miT ft 1. Kietf K<l?e?|..| , l.nndmi. I'OtTSI
Ciisu.Cum... Sole l"ro|i?.. BhIod, U, S. A.
of everything use " Laf
ferty's Complete Flour," a
and will have no other. /
They find health and a
strength of body and a
mind as a result of its use. >
a The Reason is Piain
"Complete Flour" contains nearly
;i"i per cent more nutriment tliun
any other high-grade Hour.
Tills is e. rt fled I otb by Official
analysis and by actual lost. 'Phone
>our grocer tor a trial bag.
We mall samples and literature
I'or sale by
Taylor A- I.oj-nll, Norlollt
.i. it. HriggH, \orioin. v?.
J..I. iimi ey. Noi'ioin. v?.
.1.7.. I.OWC. % orl'ollt. V?.
('. W. lliidgiim A Co., I'm ('.
in on 11,. \ a.
Ilnnglicrly .v Murdmigh.Ports.
T. .1. itu low, I'ortunoiigh.
The Wiiln>e ?ml Syilnur Co.,
?! i ? 111111111.1. Vn.
IMETHING FOE NOTHING!
NOVELTY IN NORFOLK.
CRAYON PORTRAITS FREE!
Wo plve you a coupon every time you
make a purchase for cash. We punch
the coupon. When your purehuso
?1110(1111.-1 lo $10 you can have n 1,1 fe Liltu
Portrait made in Crayon or Water Color
lints from any photograph or tintype you
may desire, wo will not confine this offer
to one pictu <? in each family, bill ?Ivo a
liortralt each lime yoii comply with tlio
requirement)! given. We further assure
you thai If the portrait is not satisfactory
you need not accept it until it is. Wo
nlve you the portrait free; you only puy
for the frame. The cost of the frame;
glass, etc., will lie only $2.95, Hample por?
traits In our window show the splendid
character of the work, anil the rich
Holiday Goods Open---A Saving I
Tit ICYCLKS?f RON?$1.60. S?. i'l.'M.
1Mb Hobby Horses, $1.50,
Wood Carts, !0c.
Wagons of Steel, nil mi tal. $1.25.
I'lush 1'lioioBi-aph Albums, fiOc.
KuMier Dolls. Uuhbor Anlmnls, j-.e.
Bisque Dolls, a fool high. 2.".c
i:\tra Ions Kid Body Bisque Dolls. T.'.T.
Kid Body Bisoue Dolls, two feet lall, ?1.
These with Khoes and stockings.
Bnliy IJprtghi Pianos, 10c.
Dressing Sets of White Celluloid, Mir?
ror, Brush and Comb, beauties. These $1.
Ladles' regular, j:i Goodyear Weil, Don-,
goln stock sliot-s, at $2.25 a pair. 76c.
Ladles' Slices. I.ice or Button, all
styles of toe. $1.89. '1 his our famous $1.50
Misses' School Shoes, Doncoln, I'ebblo
Goat, all styles, $i. Finer grade. 51 60.
BOYS' SCHOOL SHOES, $1. The lowest
ptlce In Norf.dk.
Men's Winter Itussr-t Shoes, heavy
railroad edge, water proof, all styles of
Men's Shoe;. Calf. Congress <?r I .nee,
all styles of tec. SI71 s. t! to 11, at $'.'. On
Hi ?? you save EOc. hero.
Men's l.bce or Congress Shoos, lip and
plain tois, $1.2.1. Jur.t ihe very best Shoo
that can be boifiht in Norfolk for the
iROWN () Department Drv Cools .\ Shoe Store:
*L>f VPH I- 1>G> A Churel?Ktreet.5fonrQtie??i,
i^Wl llUKC (/ 0pp< 'Sallentin? Arciute.
THE R. J. EEYMOLBS
NATURALLY SWEET CHEWING TOBACCO THAT REQUIRES CO PER
CENT. LESS ADDED BWHETN1NO THAN ANY OTHER.
y|Fi !>:<>/,. IS MARKETED TO BRACH CUSTOMERS AT B0e?
2J AND PREFERRED BY MANY CI1EWHRS who have been
V\ ACCUSTOMED TO USING THE .Most EXPENSIVE
8 RttlBBANDS of North Carolina and Virginia Chewing Tobacco.
\Vc woro recently awarded the
HIGHEST PREMIUM ON T0B?CCO
entered for competition at the C. s. arid I. Exposition, Atlanta, Ga. By call
Ing at our unique exhibit, Agricultural Building, Section 3, Chcwcrs can got
a free cut of our R.J.-R., and will be surprised to find that dealers van supply
them with such an excellent c hew In 10c. cuts at the rat' ef Mle. a pound.
MANUFACTURED ONLY BY
0000 30000000 nQOCOOOODOOO
; WliNSSTOiM, IN. O.
o,0OC ? C OOd i><S> O O O*0*<^***??O4 AAA4 A<*a*
v**?***'/> -a *a?a'a v*v**j*?4??^^^ftWii^ =0%
Scarcely anything In Cloves that's good
li> Wim- or glve.but s hon?pruhublv lower
in price than most uro used to paying.
Perrln'a famous Gloves, usually $2.25,
Scotch Wool Warm Cloves, Working
Men's Silk Mlifllcrs. tor *:lfts. $1 to J2.&0.
Windsor Scarfs. Rich Silks, full cut, 25c.
Men's Scarfs for holiday tjifts, 50c.
Fancy Holiday Suspenders, sue. to }2.f>0.
Men's Vests of Dreh Corduroy, wide and
narrow wale, the new lad. S::.
Holiday Umbrellas. $1 to $n.r,0..Ncw
and stylish Storfing Silver Mountings.
Men's Macintoshes and storm coats.
Mother's Krlend Boys' Shirt Waists, 10c.
DUNSTON & SILVERWOdD,
1S2 IVlsin St.,
MS. ciiOTHIliRS AND MEN'S FURNISHERS.
Vs V* ?>/.,. *S, -J~,-. 'U V; ?/> V.- V, V> V* V> Vi V* V* Vi V.-. Vs V;
Cliafing Dishes, Brass Fenders,
Brass Fire Setls, Carving Knives,
Plated Knives, Forks and Spoons.
Nut Picks and Crackers. Tool Chests,
And many other goods suitable for Xmas Presents.
Are promptl) relieved by the use of COMPOUND SYRUP WHITE PINE AND
TAR, A remedy which combines in thu highest degree elllclelicy and palatabl
llty. Prepared by LAWRENCE & HOb.MKS, DrtiggiKtS. Ji! Main street, opposllo
St. .lames Hotel. Phono IK). Goods dell v. red to nil parts of the city.
For SfMd?c's mailing, and Even) ray in. fits Week. M the Best.
6-j.' I'O yo.i want ?Omotbllllt IIIOO III Hi" >v.it .>( murk I) till ; vo-da.'.' A UIU i
Smithfieki Mam. Fine Beef or Fine Groceries !
li ho. bee i\but wc buy Cash talks sud ir?sell low. t?. J. Will i KHUitST. Atfout,
, rt. K. corner Uhuivh im.l Olmrlottu stioet?.
HEADS OF RAlVilLIEIS
Khonbl renunibor tiiat tlievean K&t it all times the BEST UK KP, MUT I ON, BM?KBU
and PliKSII 51 KAIS at
J. !S. ISlCr^Fv ?SS OO."?
QUKliN ST11KKT MA UK KT. CORN KU ?IIUUOU AN1> QU KKN KTKEKT8.
Stop at No. 3 Commercial Place
And Gel Siwjfjeslioiis on
unit *f 5! ii if mm fc
NOW IS THE TIME I
l Mm Eil ?Iii and Mi cw,
THE Uli X UH
Wholesale ana retail dealers in
of all kinds. A fresh supply of all sizes
Just reeired at our yards.
ELEGANT SOFT COAL I
For grates and open fires as follows:
Splint . , . $3.00 per Ton
Thacker . . . $5.50 "
Russell Creek . S5.00
Pocahontas Lump . $5.00 ' "
A full supply of the elebratcd
Pocahontas Steam Coal I
Always on ha(iul.
The Nottingham & Wrenn Co,.
D2 MAIN STREET, NORFOLK. VA.
NUT, FURNACE, ORATE, STOVE.
SPLINT (Real Splint) U?B8BLL
CREEK. POCAHONTAS I.I'M I'.
TOM'S CREEK. QUALITY
COAL OP ALL KINDS AND WELL
SEASONED WOOD FOR SALE.
<Geo. W. Taylor & Co.
FULL OF COAL.
? iii If ? on want ? whole t n of Halls.
facti?ui lot us send iips toti of'J.'JKl ZJi
PC: poniul* clean edal. j6 for .lithe. ~,
?5 WATliW STHEE
.vni in Wfitlnl!/ HAllhlh Tnip
We have a hire,- stock
F. F. Calcined Plaster, Paris Gm
We also keep In stoek a full line of
HIGH GRADE GUANO;
BatcSielcJor & Coll..is,
CURES ALL SKIN
Physicians endorse P. P. I*, as n splen?
did ? oiuiiiiati. nnd prescribe 11 with
great satisfaction for i lie erne of all
forms and Btngoa of Primary. Secondary
, I . 8- *
CU RES RIi EUriATiSM.
und Tertiary Syphilis, Syplillltlo Itbou
iniitlsui, Scrofulous Ulcers and Bores.
Glandular Swclllnus, Ithcninatlsni. .Mala?
iin. Old Chronic Ulcers thai have resist
FO CD F; ES
o i. o iv ? QL00D POISON.
ed nil treatment, Catarrh, Skin Diseases,
ICcsccmn, Chronic Kenia lo Complaints,
Mercurial Poison, Tett.-r. Scald Head,
el. .. ete.
P.P.P. Is an powerful lonlc.nnd an excel*
lent appetiser, building up the system
Ladles whose systems are poisoned and
whose blood is in an Impure condition,
0 0 P Cures"
b b Be Tb Malaria.
duo to menstrual Irrcgularlliss, are pecu?
liarly benefited by the wonderful tonlp
nud blood cleansing properties Of P. P.
p.. Prickly Ash. Poke Root and Potas?
P. P. P
BnifOISlS, uppmhh's BLOCK, SAVMlM, b&
Hook on Ulood Diseases mailed free.