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FRIDAY, JANUATIY 7, 1S0S.
Blanco wants more men, more money
and more time to conquer Cuba.
Two Iowa girls who didn't like the
sermon waylaid ;the minister and cuw
"Whenever the Kaiser feels sore over
a cartoon he arrests tthc editor of the
paper for "lese majeste."
? China isn't looking for 'trouble, ob?
serves (in exchange. Certainly not,
she doesn't have ,to. They bring It to
General Miles Is afraid that If the
European powers succeed in dividing
A7hlna they >w-ill then attack South
Duel us M. Shaw, Governor-elect of
(Iowa, will preside over the deliberations
of tha coming monetary conference to
be held in Indianapolis.
Ex-Postmaster General Wilson, pres?
ident, of the Washington and Doe Uni?
versity of Virginia, will be the lectu?
rer this year In the Stores course In
the Yale Law School.
(Ex-Governor Hubbard, of Texas, who
Was formerly United States Minister to
Japan, predicts that the Russian and
(Sermon aggressions Jn China will cause
? great Oriental war.
Ganor Quesada, the Argentine minis?
ter at Madrid, who rivas chosen ns ar?
bitrator In the Oberl?nder and Messen?
ger claim against "Mexico, has rendered
a decision against the United States.
Tho Philadelphia -Record asserts that
fffith every fourteenth family In the
(United States drawing a pension it is
ttbout time for tthe other, thirteen fnm
Mies to know just whereytheir money
la going to.
?A'dvices from Japan regarding the
situation in the Orient soy that Li
Hung Chang has been recalled to power
In Pekin, and that the Emperor is now
Willing to improve the military nnd
naval defenses of the Empire.
"The truth la that the (Republican
tnmctalllsts In Congress are really
iBryanltes in disguise." the Hartford
Times says. "The old 'Republican par?
ity is as dead In the State of Massa?
chusetts to-day as in the State of
Considering that Spain is a '.'haughty
faatlon"?this assertion has been made
so often that it must be true?there is
great difficulty in explaining how she
? endures the Insolent defiance and sav?
age accusation of a paid servant like
There Is some /talk to the effect of
the Hanna Republicans in the Legis?
lature making a combination with the
' Democrats and electing Calvin S. Brlce
to the Senate, 'because they prefer to be
fceaten by a gold Democrat than a free
According to tho Mall and Express
Senator Pritehard, of North Carolina.
. concludes that there 13 "a good deal
of skull-duggery in tho pension attor?
ney's (business," and public opinion will
generally agree with him. It is to get
rid of the whole, skull-duggery crook?
edness that the people ask for the re?
duction of the pension rolls.
The New York Herald.has found out
that many clerks In the Pension Bu?
reau are not strong enough to draw
their pensions regularly, but have
sufficient surplus vitality itb pull each
?other up to higher places on the pension
roll. Such Aftcandalous state of affairs
oould not last a week in the fierce light
of publicity. Print the ? names, say.s
?Sie Philadelphia Record*"
THE UAINKR'? TYRANNY.
According .to the London News, It Is
shown thnt the average number of per?
Bons sentenced yearly for lese majeste
by Kaiser William Is 621. The aver?
age length of imprisonment was 1"C
days. During tho last five years Ger?
mans have suffered In tho aggregate
1,239 years' Imprisonment as the price
off very 11 mated freedom of speech.
Plvo per cent, of the condemned per?
sons were minors.
Between 1890 and 1895 seven children
under 15 years of age, forty-eight be?
tween the ages Of 15 and 18 and 183
between 18 and 21 years of ago were
Imprisoned for lose majeste. And this
Ih all done by order of tho man who
likens himself unto Frederick, the
Great. The above figures show some of
the Imprisoned persons wero practi?
cally children, yet tho Imperial Mnjes
ty claims to hnve been offended by
IU7YIXCJ ?hat? in THESES ATE.
It Is now declared that If Mark
Hhnna finds that he cannot be re
elected to the United Stntes Senate on
a fair and square light he will endeavor
to buy tip enough votes in the Legisla?
ture of Ohio to make his election sure,
and those who nre at all familiar with
llnnna's methods of working polities,
do not not doubt that he will do It if
he can find tho .men to purchase. The
thing has ben done in Ohio heforo. if
reports do not lie, and Ilnnna is Just
the man to resort to such methods to
secure Iiis end.
Tho Knoxville Tribune, in referring
to the slluntlon, declares that looking
from tho standpoint of the country's
good, the election of Mr.- Ilanna Is a
?hing to be most deeply deplored. Han
nnlsm is niammonlsm, Incarnate. The
embodiment of that spirit .which is so
rapidly coming to dominate every Inter?
est In America. The greed for wealth
and corporate wealth Is so intense, so
absorbing, so supreme, that men of
every class and station are yielding to
its Influence. It is a .niammonlsm ithat
bribes vo-tes, corrupts the ballot box,
buys legislation, and warps the Judg?
ment of courts. Mark Hanna moro than
any other man In America to-day rep?
resents the concentration of corporate
wealth for the corrupt control of the
public ofllces as well as tho commercial
legislation of the United States, and
his election to 'the United Slates Senate
would, for that reason, be a great pub?
IOvery good citizen, whether Repub?
lican or Democrat, -who loves his coun?
try, will deplore 'the return of Mark
Kanna to the United States Senate.
If he is defeated now there Is a possibil?
ity of bis retiring from publlo sight,
but if sent back 'to the Senate the
country will be afflicted with his pres?
ence and methods for years yet to
"A VIRGINIA ?OEt,.?
A difference lmving arisen 'between
two well known Virginia gentlemen
over a matter which does not concern
the New York Mnll and Express In the
least, has caused that journal to in?
dulge In .strictures which are unbecom?
ing and a reflection upon its good sense
and Judgment, to say nothing about the
bad taste displayed. It says, for In?
"Chlvalrlc honor In Virginia is
ngaln at the point, of boiling over
the edge of the caldron. They are
both perfect gentlemen, sah, and
they each fought bravely for the
?lestruction of the Union. They
have now become two public, ag?
gressively public, aspirants to ex?
tinguish each other In gore, nnd at
least one of Ihein lias managed to
get himself arrested on the churgo
of Intending to light a duel."
This Is followed by, "Should the soil
of Virginia thus be stained with blood
?or rye? Perish the thought! A con?
venient magistrate was procured at
mice. An equally convenient detective
was procured .to furnish ball. One
principal in this airy duel was thus
formally arrested and placed under
bonds to keep the pence. The other
lied to bin 'estate, seven miles away.'
He wears hair 'on the Buffalo Rill
style," I he fevered dispatches say, nnd
he la very dangerous, having fought a
duel several years ago, .and taken a
drink with his peacefully .surviving ad?
"it is time to cease poking fun at the
Innocent duels of Tails. Richmond
command:! the wordy Held of honor."
Now, the wonder is how much gun?
powder the editor of the Mall and Ex?
press ever smelt. The Mall nnd Kx
pre?s ought to drop itself overboard.
?rimfJn and * tst AM iirs.
In its annual review of the crime.?
in I casualties for the preceding twelve
months, the Chicago Tribune furnishes
?.lie following information o.s the re?
sult of its work along the lines stated
for 1SH7. Taking up the subject of
lynching our contemporary finds that
the number ?f these crimes during the
past year was 166; or something like
per cent, more thon thnt committed
'luring 1896, distributed over the fol?
Tex is, 25; Alabama, 10; Mississippi,
16; Georgia, ii; Louisiana, 11; Florida,
12; Aikansas, 11; South Carolina, S;
Tennessee, fi; Ohio. 5; Indiana, 5; Ken?
tucky, li; Illinois. 3; Michigan, 1; Vir
glnn, 5; Miryland. 3; Wisconsin, 1;
Iowa, 2; Minnesota., 1; North Carolina,
I; West Virginia. 1; Michigan. 1; Mis?
souri, 2. and Nebraska, 1. It is evident
from these figures, as the Atlanta Con?
stitution remarks, that the crime of
lynching has ceased to be sectlonjl in
Its character, and that the South can
no longer be charged with It exclu?
sively. Out of tihe tor.al number of
lynchings which occurred la tho United
Btatos last year, net lees Ulian twenty
ocourrcd In ?the Northern States. As to
?the color of tho i>artles lynched 122
were negroes, 39 whites and 0 Indians.
Comparing tho record for the past year
with former ones, 'the Showing is as
follows! 1885, 184; 18S6, 138; 1SS7, 122;
18S8. 142; 1S8D, 176; 1890. 127; 1S91, 192;
1892, 235; 1893. 200; 1894, 190; 1895, 171;
1896. 131; 1897, 160. During tho period
covered by the gore-going figures there
have been 2,174 lynchlngs in the United
States. During the year 1897 there
were G.GOO persons who committed sui?
cide, including those "in every station of
life. The various causes assigned by
investigating authorities for these sul
cfdes are given? in the following table:
Despondency, 2,889; Insanity, 407;
liquor, 270; 111 health, 35G; domestic In?
felicity, 301; disappointed love, 271;
business losses, 124, and unknown, 1,922.
Of these suicides 2,384 were by poison,
2.138 bp gun or pistol shots, 870 by hang?
ing, 50G by drowning, and 537 by throat
cutting. As to the remaining cases
there can bo no classification made.
Some of the parlies met death In front
of locomotives, others by hurling them?
selves from high altludes and other.?
by blowing themselves up with dyna?
Terhaps the most gratifying feature
of the year's record, so far as it relates
to crimes and casualties, as the Consti?
tution remarks, is in the reduced num?
ber of murders' committed. According
to the figures compiled'by the Ohlgaco
paper this number Is fixed at 9,520, or
less than the showing for any year since
1893. The causes assigned for these
crimes are represented in the following
Quarrels . . .4,0381 Liquor . . .. 518
Unknown . . .2,655 ] Highwaymen
Jealousy ... 370 j killed.128
illy highway- | Insanity ... 93
men. . . . 387 | Self defense . 97
Infanticide. . 321 | Strikes. 49
Resisting at- j Outrages .... 42
rest .... 195 j Wots. 21
The Tribune places the total amount
of money lost bhro?gh dishonesty dur?
ing the year at 111,248,084.
It puts the number of lives lost on
the sea at 2.420, and 65 on Inland waters,
2,764 on account of railway accidents,
and 9,115 on account of various other
NOTES AND OPINIONS.
Good resolutions never hurt any man,
unless they are made with unexpressed,
but fixed determination to break them
In the first moment of trial.?Boston
'Visitor?Why do you weep? Convict
?I've lost my sweetheart. "Ah, she
spurned you when you fell from grace?"
"Yes; you see, I'm only a common .thief,
and my rival murdered his grand?
parents and won her heart."?Philadel?
Prince Bismarck drops down through
his old ago gracefully. 'Ho has a fair
degree of physical ablli'ty, and a head
that enables him to study affairs with?
out overtaxing himself. When he
thinks of the old William and looks
upon William, Jr., It must be a great
satisfaction to hin? to -reflect that he
13 on 'the retired list and has no res?
ponsibility for Irhe present adminis?
Chief Jutlce Judd, of Hawaii, was
graduated from Yale In 1S62, and his
two sons will be graduated from the
same Institution at the coming com?
According to a Donrton correspond?
ent the Government will ask Parlia?
ment to give the Duke of Teck ?2.000
a year out of the ?5,000 which was
paid to his late wife.
Tlie rumor that Prof. Rockwell, of
the School of Science of Princeton Uni?
versity, is to leave the church for tlie
same reasons that Prof. Shields with?
drew are, "according to Prof. Rockwell's
statement, without foundation.
London has a woman auctioneer.
Miss Ada Hammond, who Is said to be
the first of her sex to engage in this
oecuptlon. She is a woman of fine
presence, nlnut 35 or 36 years old, with
a powerful voice and a pleasant man
ner. She Inherited tho business frorr.
her father, who was an auctioneer f, r
many years, nnd assisted him as a clerk
from the time she was 16 until hit
A Kfjrltsb Outdoor .Suit for Iho Small
Rough-surfaced boatings arc popular
for overcoats Intended for the small
hoy nnd the shaping is simple through
out. The double-breasted styles of
overcoats are admired and one such as
Is shown In the sketch is practical and;
suitable for tlie new weaves of chin?
chilla, melton, beaver and mixed chev?
iot. The stlyes on this llguro are taken
Pnflerii No. Oll i.
from the current number of The De?
lineator. The fronts of tlie coat lap
to the throat and close In double-breast?
ed style, and upright openings to pock?
ets and squnrc-cornered pocket-laps
covering openings to side pockets in?
serted In 1he fronts are excellent fea?
tures. A deep cape collar with widely
flnrlng ends completes the neck. The
trousers may be of cheviot, serge, tweed
Pattern Is N*o. 9,411. Specially pre?
pared for us by The Butterick Publlsh
I ing Company (DlmUed),
Beginning this (Saturday) morning, Jan. 1st, the Great Store opens
up its New Year's selling with another siege of price slashing, and
ushers into operation the Manufacturer's Great Stock Relief Unloading
Sale to convert the surplus of the Winter Weights into ready cash be?
fore the close of the season. This phenomenal money-saving sale,
fraught with its myriads of miraculous price-wonders, must stand in
the eyes of every prudent economist as a fleeting opportunity, and the
sooner that the importance is realized that it demands imperative at?
tention, the better the chances to secure the choice of patterns and
sizes of standard apparel, that is guaranteed in every respect for the
best of service and satisfaction, just as if full price were paid for the
goods in the earlier period of the season. If you are a money=saver,
seeking the best that can be had upon the lowest possible basis of
cash that money will command, this Manufacturer's Stock Relief Un?
loading Sale brings forth thousands of rich, rare bargains in high grade,
perfect fitting, accurately tailored Men's, Boys', Youths' and Children's
Apparel, and forces down the prices lower than is usually charged for
the low grade, inferior sorts.
Bear in mind there will be nothing Reserved?Every Garment
in the Winter Stock, matters not how fine nor costly, shows a reduc?
tion and a big one, and further more lot it be understood that it mat?
ters not how Low the prices quoted, the goods are thoroughly depend?
able and represent the Burk ? Co., Conscientious business policy of
only selling Reliable Goods, guaranteed for genuine service and war?
ranted in every detail exactly as represented.
?ass noau am
?nan r-aa naan
U3as ran urea r.nvi. ?E.--1 nnen aata _ nan
Do You Know
Mr. L, B, Myricfc?
hundreds do. Ho Is agent for tho
United States Express Company, No. 17.1
Main street, Norfolk, Va.
Mr. My rick says: "FOR several
YEARS i buffered WITH a chron?
ic cough AND cold, sometimes
Accompanied by neuralgia and
hie a dache. After consulting several
physicians without relief I placed my?
SELF under THE treatment ok
DR. FIREY. and was cured ItV
HIM; nearly a year has elaps?
ed since THEN and THERE has
BEEN NO RETURN whatever of
"l. b. myrick."
MY CURES STAND THE
TEST OF TRIAL.
THEY ARE NOT MERE
Iii. B. FIREY. M. D? graduate of mcdl
cal department University of Maryland,
hits ofl'tees nt Rooms 1 and 2, No. 8H
Main street. Norfolk. Vn.
Sj iiclalties?CATARRH, A.?:hmn, Hay
Pever, Headache, Dyspepsia, and all dis?
eases of Eye, Ear, Nose anil Throat; also
agent for COMPOUND OXYGEN, tho
great Vitalizing Treatment.
CONSULTATION ALWAYS FREE.
Medicines Free to Patients. Hours: 9 to
12:30, 2 to fi. Eyes examined for glasses
freo of charge.
Special offer for One Week:
Solid Gold Spectacles, fitted
with lenses to suit your eyes
FEES ALWAYS MODERATE.
?DT Should take MOTT'8
Th?r ovcri'ome Wcftkncsf, lrrapn
and iMii,l?ti pnlnH <>f tni iistrtin
tloii." TlicyarB'-i.lfn Snvrtu"
tO Kirl? ni wonmnlinud, (idling do
ytrlopmr-riio, nruflns And body. No
known r, mcdy for women o<|un)A
tlifltn. Cnnut. ,lo burnt?Ufo bs
rotm s c iiloaMiro. 91 ?pr box
by mnli. Hold 1>y ilriiKsl?:?
Mall orden to J. M. F. TROTTER, drug?
gist, manufnctnrer'o agent and nianufac
I turer of Trotttr'B never rullinc Heitdacho
and Neuralgia Wafers, corner Main und
I Church streets. Norfolk. Va.
: A COFFIN SELLER'S LETTER I
H. O. COi.r.MAX, Durham. N. C:
Dear sir:?I am very much pleas?
ed with your Tobacco Oil Lini?
ment. My wife hud suffered for :v
number of years. So much so that
siio was not able to attend to her
domestic affairs. Sim lias used
three bottler and can now do all
her work with pleasure. Her
neighbors seeing the result have
bought the remaining bottles we
hnd left, and WO have ? ?all nearly
every day for it. Enclosed you will
Ibid money order for one dozen
more. Please ship at on. i'. H -s
pect fully. .1- O BUTTON; Sr.
J. t;. Button & Son, Funeral Direc?
tors, New Perne, N. C.
W. H. TERRY & CO..
Wholesale Distributing Agents,
Southern farmer sent ono year
to everyone buying a bottle, 25e.
CORBIN'S LIQUID DOOR CHECK
THE BEST ON T?R MARKET.
Rubber Weather Strips, nil sizes.
Brass Andirons and Fenders.
Portable, Club Mouse, Half Low
and Monarch Grates.
Cook, Clark & Co
?&A Cc'5'5b.iilALiJ YoiiuIi'r^orTce
RB'.iury lU.OOI> I'OISON permanently
?iirorlln 16t?;k', dnys. Youcnnho treated it
U^bomoforaamo price antler an mo guiirau
vt?ly, If yon prof or toeoniohciM v. or il Icon.
* trnrittor .yrrillronctfnrcnnillietclbills.niKl
nonmrpn.if Kof..il to cure. If yon Iiv.tc tnken mor
cury, Indlao potaslt, anil plllt hovo nclics und
pnins. .<t noousl'ntchcs in mouth, Boro Thront,
rlnipliv,, Oonpor Colored Spots, Ulcers on
any imrtof tlnbuily, Hairer Eyebrows fa I line:
out, It Id tliio Kecoiulnry ni.mil? POISON
unto ensos und clinlicmro tlio world for a
case trooannqtourq. Tula dteonso baa slwara
bullied thou [mi of the most eminent nhyii
clniiB. srsoo.ooo capital behind our uneomlb
Uonal mrarantr. Ahsofntonroofs tent t?aiod od
application. Ad?r.rn COOK KK.lU:i)V GfX.
^lOHuBonlo Temple, CUICAUO, AXCi "*
j for purity, nwl for improvement of the com?
plexion nothing equals I'ozzoni's P?W?RR.
i Peter Smnith. & Co,
Ceriain lines of goods we propose to close out and
make prices such as to secure that object.
(First.) OUR ENTIRE CLOAK STOCK, embracing: still mi
holc'c garment from which lb make selection.
(Second.) on: WINTER DRESS OOODS.
(Third.) "WINTER UNDER WEAK. Bargains in each line.
WE CONTINUE TO GIVE TRADING STAMPS.
Terns CreeK Coal and Coke Company,
TRIGG& WILIYIER, Agents,
Is now reigning In Iiis usual beneficent
manner and spreading comfort through"
out tbo land. Though royal In quality,
prices are very democratic.
TOMS CREEK DUMP. ANTHRACITE
ADD ' SIZES, CANNED COAD AND
COKE. , .
CG GRANDY STREET. -
Phones?3? (now); 232 (old).
IS NIVISON STREET.
_Phones?3-18 (now); 318 (old).
fSlElW COAL. ^ NEW WOOD.
-SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE
DOMESTIC OR BANNER COAL
The finest grate Conl In ihn world. ANTHRACITE COAL of the boat quail
lies and ofhll slr.es. Placo your orders at once with
NO. 16 NIVISON STREET.
NO. 211 CLAY AVENUE.
OLD PHONE '111.
D. C. WORTHINGTON.
COAL AND WOOD!
RE SURE YOII SEE PS BEFORE YOU OIVE YOUR ORDERS.
WE WILL MAKE A CONTRACT FOR YOUR WINTER'S SUPPLY AT
PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.
G, S. BRIGGS 8c CO.,
MAIN OFFICE-95 COMMERCE ST._YARD-EAST END FALKLAND AND
CIIAIlLOTTli) STREETS. .Zy"!? At*U