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TJI r KS PA Y, FiaifRlTARY 3, 1808.
The RepubUcau Senators who veiled
for the* Teller resolution want tin- ila
?walian ?treaty pi^tponcd in crder t'.> g. i
nil opi'irtunity to txptolin -.heir
In the oplivlon of a. majority of lb
members of tic I nit- d t-tab s Se.IKt.t6
there would he iVa breach of the public
fai'th in paying Hie tlovcrnni ill's iicivd
cil debt in silver dollars.
Major Asa Uird Gardiner, Ihe district
attorney- of New York, is on the ri tired
?lint cf die army, and receives a salary
as such tof |1,87C a year. His salary as
district aluornvy is $12,000 additional.
California's Insurance ('. inmi< stoncr
has declared invalid and llistllljcl lit the
bonds' of all file and in.trine Insurance
companion doing business in the State
and not Icorporated under the laws of
-Vitnrnoys reprcseiiling twew'.y-flve of
"ilie strongest 'banking institutions In
Georgia'' have filed suits attacking the
conciyH'?tionality i f 'the act which re
(|iilr s ithe Statte Trcasur r 'to ..xamiiu
The announcement thai tic-battleship
Kentucky .Is to be christened wWh a
bcitillp of pure water signifies itthait th>
citizens of the Ibluc grass St.it 1 tire tak?
ing very IMitlc interest in the Inunch?
in g. thinks the IVtiN.'jt Fice Pr ss.
The Wilmlng'ton Star says Georgia's
".most formidable Candida:.' for Govern?
or" is said to be a one-eyed man, and
the one-eyed man must be watched.
V r he ?litis an eye-single on the .thing
ihe is going for, and goes strallght for
The New York Mail ami Express shys
that kt is -a .lull and frigid d>ay wihe.n
Mayor Van VVyvk docsn'it scold some?
body connected with it-he c;Hy govern?
ment. His Honor's ?temper Is as ibritile
as an icycle, and as peppery as .i I
?tie -of tabasco.
The Kansas City Times says: "Ptvs
tid.'tu Doie or ilhe Hawaiian 'republic'
.-?ays nobody knows bow th ? people'there
stand as regards annexation. It is a
hueer sort ":f .popular government lbn>i
weither knows what the ptrbpio think
nor seeks -to find ? >r."
Among i'Jhc gr-'a-t public improver?
meil ts which will bd push - l ito early
completion is it he r?Amiforming of Gen?
erali Nelson Army Miles, announces ?ibe
Chit-ago N. ws. l: is a vast undertak?
ing and ilnyMves a large expense, Imt it
?will be well worth the price of n.lmis
?Marriage, according i<> Dr. Schwartz,
of Berlin, is tie- -most important fat-tor
In 'longevity, of cv. ry 200 j- rs >ns iviho
reach ilhe age -A -It) years 1:'.", are mar?
ried and T? uhmarr-fod. At 60 years the
proportions are IS to I'll; ait 70 years 27
'to 11, and at 00 y ars 0 to Fifty con
tfii.Ti'ians -had all been "married.
The N--.v Ycrk .newjuiapers are hav
Ing lets of futi in -the cunt--, observes
Wie .Savanna,!] News. Tin; Tribune has
sued the Sun for libel, t'n XVorl? has
sued for a mandaintts to Inspect th.
Jouriial's books, <;he Sun has sit ;
Asscctaited Press, and ilha Herald has
sued the San Francisco Call f> r v'.ola
?t'lon of ilhe copyright law.
The Rostoh .louirna] of Comm t
says: "A report fron*i Raleigh. N. c .
says the cotton mills of Wmt Stm: are
all as busy as can ,be. More than ."."t
percent ':f-thttn are running on double
time to keep upmiuh ilhi-ir orders. It is
also anno-unc-fd ? :.:>? 10 per cent, cf )n,.
iniiis of South Ua.ro Ina are running or.
cxitra'Urm*. and a largo nunibe-v jf thei
on double ainw."
ItETI! ?N CUSIENV IX ' Till' STATE
There la but a short time left -tor
h ? General Askom'bly ?u? pwfetit rc
t km ohm nt in 'Wie expenses of the
pi uite. When >?ie mt'ntbcna were eleot
. l liter was a sti-.wiK .boiler that they
would atUlress'tliftnsilves l?? this work
win :i the l.ogisiatuiv assonvbled, and
wh'.l so the eifert has been made In this
dlrrVttl ?1, l-ilitle has yc?t bei n accomplish
i, and iltHe people 'begin t<> despair of
any fruitful work along Wris line.
There sW u!<l be no false sentiment
iii dealing wMJi this Important subject.
The i" pi ? d linand a rcilwnohmenii of
the heavy burthen or State expenses,
m i consUI r Wrait ?wherever the muni::?;
ki ran I. ? stuck for the public good
:!i re it should be placed. No one who
taken 'tlie itrouble tfj investigate
tlit? <;ii E'tioh r. > il be told that the ex?
penses of the Sloile are far in excess
of wli et they should be, and <they fcoh
sld'sr ?t'hait the members of the L'-sisla
lu-r oug'hl by thls' itittne be sulliclctvtly
inform 1 io tfol.c "l.nterUgemfy for a
I; 1- hoped yet tha't goad In ithls rc
I ot will in'the end lie accomplished,
arid thai the oxpctcttaittoiis of ihe poo
pi will not bo disappointed.
t k?posei) i'itv tin a ti rxn aui:m>
The c< ?mnvl'M-o who have had charge
of the work "f suggesting ariiendme>n4s
?to the pres. ni city charter, presented
its i?. < i the jolin session <?f the
Councils Tuesday evening. Th ? report,
viehIch rt'as priti't il in yesterday's Vir?
ginian, recommends eighteen changes.
The most itwortanl .ire those .which
give Mr- veto power to .the .Mayor, and
awthorJity t<? suspend city officials tin
it'll Hi CotinOlls ?rcln?t'a,tei suspend or
elects a stiee --or: providing than half
the Counciimen ?hall go out of oliicc
every two yehrs. so that there .??hall
never be an eiVtir iy r.w ?iunoll: cx
tottd'ltrg it-he Heron of tho city Attorney
from t'w<> to fi.?ir years to (.inform with
it-he''term of onice,Of 0.>uncllmen; giving
the city th right to acquire or condemn
lead prevent ill pol'utr n of kswaiter
sui ply; ami to acquire conduits and
i?:?np;1 wires ii > bo put in line same arid
poiut 'to be paid t" the city; empower?
ing the Councils io <rax all subjojts,
wbi th r taxed by the Stale or no:; and
providing Iii.!' of tlie members of (he
Board i if Waiter Commissioners one
Shall be 1 o.ed by the people, and the
Other Iwo (by jihu Councils. Action on
t'hte r port was postponed for a W4t;k in
i;irdier 1'hn.t .members of the Council
mtgihit have time to Inform t'homst'lves
on the pr-pose.i changes,
tiii: ivoiti.it itKTTEit opr.
la thq course "f an address made a
few diys since ex-Mayor Abrain S.
fle,vltt. of New i'ork, said: "A? for
myV, If. I think that the close nf tho
nineteenth century buds the world In?
finitely be i? ? off th.in it was at the
beginning of the century. There is
more of everything that people want.
There are more comforts, a higher civ?
ilization and more pople to share in it
jtll. I belie ve that every day tlie world.
Instead of going down, is going for?
ward. That It is growing bette:, more
hopeful, inorc 1 >\ Bible."
There can be no question that the
world Is growing better, and that there
is an abundance of everything to re?
lieve tlie wants of m in, but it is mon?
strous bird for teine people to get the
wherewith with which io supply their
However, what Mr, Hewitt says is
quite tree. 'I'he world is growing bet?
ter, and tlie touch of nature seems mare
kind. Pence reigns supreme in all this
land, and about the only thing the
country nci ds : > malte- its people hippy
and prosper >us Is that woik may be
found fur willing hands to do.
i i tiik supply iixiiausted?
rJc-cause the battleship Kentucky, j
shortly to be launched at Newport
News; is to bo christened by her now
sponsor, Miss Rradley, with a bottle
? water, the question is being asked,
"What's the matter with christening
her with whiskeyV" and if there is
hot enough of the "lire water" left in
"The Iylie Gloss" State to j unify the
breaking of a single bottle? when, as
a iriiil'ter of fact, there, is ns much
whiskey in Kentucky to-day as ever,
but since Die mysterious disappear?
ance "f that bottle s. nt in the forni< r
S- cretary of the Navy, to be used in
christening the Kentucky, the good
people of the Commonwealth tire evi?
dently it"! proffering any more bot?
tles lest they may follow the first in
tin- far-away whore to. The Louis?
ville Time.-, referring to the matter,
says that "when the battleship Ken?
tucky glides from tho ways at New?
port Ni ws. "nor decks will not be
bnthod in champagne or good whiskey.
The fair sp iisor, Miss Chrisline Krad
l. y. w'.'.l mil rk a beautiful cinbcllshed
silver vessel full "f pure water.
"' in the farm i:>. Lame county, where
A bra ham Lincoln was horn, there is an
unfailing spring of cold, crystal water
where, In his boyhood, the Great
f?maucipatnr was wont to slake his
thiist, using a gourd or oak leaf
?'Iii. idea is t. halve a committee
formally visit tin- spring, fill a silver
vt.>i I with sparkling water and seal
it with appropriate ceremonies. Then
111.- Vessel Will lee gl Veil t0 M-iSS J?lad
1. y, who will guard i! as a sacred
thing until the time for breaking .tlie
seal on board the Kentucky."
^ This is all very refreshing, but does
I it not sound a lit tle arltwurd to sec so
strong a Jesson of temperance coming
from Kentucky? Of/touree. It Is bettor
that the pure water should be used In
christening the ship, only one did not
expect to see the old custom of break?
ing a bottle of wine' oh whlskuy over
the bow of our new ships being first
broken by Kentucky. The custom-has
prevailed for a hundred years, and
certainly Kentucky I? the last State in
the Union that would have been ex?
pected to break the rule by using
spring water-to christen its namesake.
If whiskey Is not good enough to break
over the bow -of the battleship, what
Is It gmfd for anyhow?
A COM 31 lilt CI A I. COXCjREMS.
On the Sth pi the 10th inclusive, of the
present month, "the South and West
Commercial Congress will convene at
Tampa, Florida, and -the meeting prom?
ises to he exceedingly Interesting. It
is und- rsto?d that the main object of
the congress is "to consider the means
necessary to Increase the interchange of
merchandise and manufactured articles
between the South and West, to pro?
mote the movement of grain and all
other products of Weilern Slates to
Southern distributing markets a 11 < 1
through Southern ports to exporti"
Governor 131oxham, of Florida, in ex?
plaining the objects of the convention,
says that "it is a proposition of recip?
rocity between the West and South.
That the West and Northwest are say?
ing to the SJuih and Southwest: 'If
you will give us an opening through
which to ,?hip our grain on the South
Atlantic and Gulf scacoast, we will en?
deavor to Und you a market for your
manufactured goods, by which both
parties will 'be mutually benefited.'"
He cites as a reason why the South
and West should get closer together is
that both have much in common and
both have evinced a desire to enter Into
closer relations with each other. He
believes thai the appro ti lling congress
will go vc:y far toward cementing the
already sir .tig desire for closer rela?
tions between the sections; and that
much good will accrue to both by their
representatives Vicing brought together
In such a gathering ?s .will be hold at
Tampa. The South will be glad to
meet Its Western friends along the lines
NOTES AND OPINIONS.
Tli British Institute of Public Health
will be styled in fuuur 'the Royal In
M.itute of public Health, and Queen Vic?
toria has accepted the olllce *of'patron.
Tin iv are evidences itlia.t General
Rlanco would answer a summons from
Mi)dnld 'to come hour1 much more cheer?
fully "than Genera*! Weyler did. He is
making no personal fortune in Cuba.
?Oh lea g > Record.
Wo would write a laud-allory para?
graph concerning "the pJiithcomiiig
marriage of Ignatius Donnelly'to a pret?
ty typewriter, but what's the use? He
?would prove thai; kt was wrlt'ten by
Francis Itaon, anyway.?Chicago
A Toronto com spoil dent of the New
V rk Sun says: "Mis. William GlllivrayV
of No. :;<? Regertit street, Mils city, who
is over no years of age, has giv n birth
t-i a baby gir|. Her husband, to whom
sin- was married seven years ago, Is
K was Sir Henry Jla.v tock Allati's
b' isi that he could make his Arab
horse "go anywh re and do anything."
and there is a well autheivttcatcd story
.of how one day. mounted upon his
hi r? . in- called upon a friend, who re?
ceived h'lm from an upper window with
ith'- remark, "I'll'bo down in a mfament."
"?h, ii >h''t trouble to come down," whs
the Gi nopal's reply, "we'll conic up to
you." And ho sol his steed at ithe
steps, and in a mom n-t was -in the
boil, ami wMuld und iul>t'etliy, if not
stopped, have ascended to .the drawing
A i.mte I'.n.^'M llrnswi of IMnlil sert-e
Pretty dresses for the small boy are
made of .- u--, cheviot or cloth, and
neat-looking collars of lawn or pitiu ?
are worn with them. Plaid serge is
pictured in Hie dress Illustrated, which
is taken fro.e. the last number f (Hie
Two box-plalt.a are laid in the waist
a't each side Of lite center In front, ami
i'alleru Xo. lltl I?.
the back is BlmHarly arranged, while a
i t. full skirt falls becomingly about
the figure below a leather belt. A deep
turn-down collar of lawn completed the
neck and turn-over cuffs finish the
sleeve, TKctje are many washable ma?
terials that will make up satisfactorily
in this style, nnd braid, embroidery or
insertion will provide the decoration.
Some of tin- new Scotch wool suitings
may alia lift u.- ?! for the dress with
(Specially prepared for najiy the liut
tcriClt Publishing Co., limited.)
PRXCE-SL?SHXNG ALL OTTER- THE STOB:
Forging onward with una?
bated vigor?spreading its tid
2h,:For.Men's Fun suii?, styiisn jngs 0f uiiequaled offerings
V ^Saek Coats, Square and Round ? , i r m r 11 j
into every home ol Norfolk and
Cut, neat sightly patterns. A ?*
rare bargain wonder, and a lucky chance 1 tS tl'ibutai'V trade SCCtiOllS
lo get good wearing Winter Suits so tl^?S tllis .GREAT STOCK
BOYS' KNEE PANTS:
For Men's Complete Suits,
strictly all wool, standard sub?
stantial material, well made
and trimmed. Unprecedented bargain val?
ue for the Four Ninety-Eight, and a bung
up suit for all round wear.
RELIEF UNLOADING SALE
begins another week of stu-- 25C.
pendous and unprecedented
Fol- Short Pants for Boys?
Mado v'th taped seams and
bold fast 'bands from (stout
woolen fabrics?Blies train age 12 to 1G
For Short T'rnts for Boya?
Solid Heavy Drown Wooion
Fabric?extraordinary value In
Knee Pants for the Twenty-Five Cents.
For S'aort, Pants for Hoys?
Coed designs?all wool?patent
bands and buttons?double seat
ml knees?regular wear resistors.
97 F?r M?n's Knt"'? Sull!'' s'n' Supreme and unapproachable
st/w, vi ,. i r. and double breasted, fancy
Plaid Ctissimeres and plain 1" WOlldeiful Buying Pi IV
b.ack and blue line Cheviots. Six Ninety- ilegCS?it holds fortll itS thOU- ?8G ^ Bh?,rt ^
Soven never captured so much real value of ricll, rare Mi^hS i.l ' '
before, end Ihe chances are It never wiU> _ remnants Horn com
nBaln brand new, fashionable, ele- binution outnrs-tiie material in some is
gant garments; and brand new,
Men's Fine Suits, nobby
pinms. metty stripes, neat seasonable and reliable Fur
mixtures, plain black and blue nishillgS. It is a
worth more than Is charged for tho pants
ready to wear.
Sale for the Masses
Cheviots, Cusslnicrcs and Worsteds. Big
Gun Tailors charge twonty-flvo dollars for
suits not boiler made and trimmed, and
lo match 'em ready lo wear for anything
uke tho price is just simply a waste of and the masses have responded
in crowds daily and hourly to
time and labor.
For Children's Suits?Oeod de?
signs?wlnr.er weight?slses only
from 10 to l<;. Think of It! Sub
every announcement ? confi- stanttni winter suns for boys up to age
dent of the truth of all prices tc for otuy Ninety-Eighj pnu.
quoted?confident Of the Burk
dium weight, medium iongth, & Co. guarantee of the choice
medium shade, rar above me- ness and reliability of all goods.
diuin In Quality and fir below medium in ?
Glance at every price?then
price. Regular bargain snaps for Four
i come and see the hundreds
ff I g?l For Children's Bulls?Scr
*J * ' vlceablo Chcviol3?neat mix?
tures?the slr.es are slightly
out of shape-bui every suit In the lot a
genuine leader for One Forty-Seven.
CT C 0*7 ''*or Men's Overcoats, ox
W'Oitromeiy Btvll8h> ,OOBe nUlns magnetic, marvelous money?
box back Top coats. Fifteen saying chances that are told
Dollars never captured any more genuine
of matcltiess, $1.9.8^ 2!
;;ood looks at other stores. Step lively if
Interested, Sizes are dwindling down
P For Me n's Overcoats, light
'?'and dark colors, plain black
and blue Tricots, Heavers and
Co?erls; up to dato In style and down lo
date in price.
Children's Suits -Dark
Elses only from tt lo 15?nolh-"
big larger nor smaller. Oho Ninety-Eight
never bad such purchasing pover In Boys'
Thought, Wort! and Deed
BOYS' STORM COATS.
sorted lengths, shapes,
weights colors, styles, shades, values that tlme-lhlnk of it-One Ninety-Eight for a
Storm Coats for Boys?R<eg
storni deflcrs?Just the
igln garment at tho right
cannot lie duplicated again for an X. Bee
the show windows for Oxercoat Bargains,
Kood wearing Hoy's Storri Ulster.
storm Coats for Roys
length, heavy, warm, Bei
able Sturm Coats that Ul
good as gold In value.
'or Chlldrcrrs Suits?Ha nd
scat aiul knee pants?Exird
well made. Five dollars wouldn't ordi?
narily g( t b< tier Hoy:;' Suits tlinn are now
on sal.- at the Bargain Price of Two
For Mon's Pants?made from
>ng woolen fabric?all wool
?free from shoddy?actual val?
ue nearly double the Bargain Price.
no nearly doub
Storm Coats for Boys?Extra
weight Chihehllla?blue; blnck,
Oxford ? mixtures?-' assorted
sizes. First comers get the pick of the
linings, pearl hutlo
Jackets for the. little
only One Nih*?
Men's Pants?all wool
strong, substantial; solid pants
thai are good looking and will wear as
well as they look.
(J. i. Ql'I Storni Coat:- for Boys-Heavy
?j)*.r. J / ,,,,,,, Reaver?a dressy storm
coal that combines service and
sightliness with comfort and cheapness.
?V * ?heavy nil wo?
ti r valui
Pants ? Fx Ira
ored In cxc< ilcni manner. Be'.
for One Ninety-Eight in Pants and
$0 Storm Ccais tor Boys
V?MV?|>lo weight1 Mellon- Well
Storm Coals tor Boys?Dou
Ighf Meli.ni? well made
nicely trimmed, stylish, dressy
srviceahle. Beyond question a re
iiopcrty is ti matter of Impossibility,
q-rj t Q For Men's Pa
..!>?. I *# ci,olco dcslgns-s
m tlc-lo-brdcr trousers.
nits ? Dressy
to lit equal to
?alue and a big mono,
fnlrnculous bargain creation. There's no
lime lo biso, certainly rio money, if inter?
ested in Children's Reefers nt n big dis?
q r-ji i r> For Children's Reefers?Fl
j)L ?flOAstrakhan-Bla'i ka and Bit
For Chlldfeih'n rtecfers?Fine
nil i Iki i -a< liial value doublo
NEW COAL ^ i\SElW WOOD.
-SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE
DOMESTIC OH B?NMEB COAL'
The finest grata Coal In the world. ANTHRACITE COAL of thu best quail- I
lli 9 and of all rlzcs. Place your orders at once with
UK BURK YOU SEE US nEFORE YOU Of VF! YOI'15 ORDERS.
WE Wll MAKE A CONTRACT FOR YOUR WINTER'S SUPPLY AT
PRICES TO suit' THE TIMES.
G, 3. BRIGGS Sc CO.,
main office?95 commerce] bt. y ard?east lind falkland and
chaulott e streets.
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