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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1SII8.
"Too much patronage," says David
B. Hill, "i? a dangerous thing."
A Georgia editor described a defaulter
as "six reet tall and $10.000 short."
According to the Gridiron Club,
Speaker Reed Is atllicted with "ossl
hcatlon of the backbone."
The eloquence suppressed duriit the
House debate on the Teller res. lion
Is expected to escape Into the Congres?
China now proposes to settle the
controversy about its proposed loan by
awarding half of It to England and
half to Russia.
The widow of Capt. D. W. Bradsbaw,
of Company D, Seventh Illinois Cav
ulry, has resigned her pension. The
reason is that she has fallen heir to a
The Mail and Express, a Republican
organ cf great repute, says that Tom
Plait Is the product of ihe most de?
testable machine methods known to
iMaybe President McKinley Invited
?Mark Manna I? share the White House
with him In order that Mark might not
be led to foreclose the mortgage, thinks
the St. Louis Republican,
The House Tuesday decreed that
hereafter the highest rate charged for.
the annual use of a telephone In the
District of Columbia shall be $50, with
lower rates when more than one in?
strument is on the same wire.
"Prior to the sailing of tho flrst-claes
armored cruiser Vizcaya for Ihe United
States, the admiral made a speech :o
the crew. In which he said, 'You are
charged with a mission -of peace.' "
Mrs. Griffiths' husband has called on
Senator Hanna in Washington regard?
ing a federal job promised for work
performed. 'Mrs. Griffiths' husband will
?no doubt discover that he is not of as
much Importance now ae before Mark's
The Savannah News rise.1? to remark
that Ihe recent appearance of Speaker
Reed In the House lobby smoking a
"Wheeling "stogie" illustrates the extent
to which thai ptcblan production of the
American tobacco manufacturer has
made its way Into "polite society."
A splendid tribute to the law-abiding
character of the Irish people Is paid
by Chief Magistrate E. J. Lloyd, of
County Kerry. Ireland, who was for?
merly Chief Constable of York, Eng?
land. Speaking recently from the
bench, he congratulated the people of
his district on the fact that after four
months of constant attendance as resi?
dent Magistrate In that portion of Ire?
land, comprising an area of 1,000 square
miles, he had never yet had before
him a single complaint of theft and
not one case of criminal assault on
women and children. Both these
classes of crimes, he asserted, were
common in England.
According to the exhibit of the Rich?
mond Dispatch, the result of the efforts
of the last Legislature In reducing the
criminal expenses of the State was
the saving of 150.000. The expenses fell
from $378.291.37 In 1R9G to: (322.273.lfi In
1S07. This Is an excellent showing.
The, special joint committee of th ?
present General Assembly on expen?
ditures of Suate institutions submitted
their report to this Legislature yes?
terday and the impression prevails
that if the committee's recommenda?
tions arc adopted there will be an ad?
ditional saving to the State of some
... $76,000, or perhaps slightly more, per
,; - apuum.
I \ t O H tOUTA II l V TltV ?!?
It a fact that the very same day
the President and Republican members
or Congress In Washington saw "the
noontide of prosperity," a notice an?
nouncing a reduction of 20 per cent. In
wages was posted In the great mills of
the Wheeling Iron and Steel Company,
where hundreds of men are employed.
The Alexandria Gazette In comenting
upon this state of affairs, very prop?
erly observes, that "a high tariff In?
creases the price of things, but that It
docs not increase that of labor is a sorry
truth to millions of the workmen of
It is altogether proper to encourage
both by action and' words everything
that'will tend to hasten the return of
prosperity to the country, but It 1? ex?
ceedingly difficult to make a man believe
that prosperity is abroad in the land
at the very time 20 per cent, of his
hard earnings nro being taken away
from him. What ?o:t of prosperity 1?
It that t ikes from the wages of these
men HO per cent of their earnings? And
how does the McKinley tariff benefit
them? This is one thing the workmen
of the country are thinking about, and
something they fall to understand.
WHA I IM? KM IT Mli,l>?
The Mew York Chamber of Com?
merce lias sent to Congress a mam?
moth petition, signed by nil the karge
manufacturers in the country, asking
that American commercial rights in
China Khali be safe-guarded against
encroachments of other nations. This
is but the beginning of what may be?
come a grave mutter. Suppose, for In?
stance, that China is partitioned off
among the great powers, shall we
claim our share, and if denied en?
force the claim by force, of arms? Or
Is the right now given us to trade in
certain Chinese ports worth lighting
for or is it not?
A like situation seems to lie con?
fronting England, and without further
to do about It the Chancellor of the
Exchequer of that nation declares em?
phatically that any attempt to deprive
Great Britain of her commercial rights
In any of the Chinese ports will re?
sult Into war. The Philadelphia
Ledger, in referring to this subject,
concludes that "it Is not absolutely
necessary for us to take nuch a de?
cided attitude at present, since Eng?
land's declaration is not In her own
Interest alone, but in those of the whole
com met ein I world, and we shall share
in whatever benelils she secures, but
it position behind her shield is not a
wholly honorable one for us to take,
and she, very properly, demands at
b-ast our moral support in her under?
taking If .we would share In its re?
It desires to know if "she shall have
it or shall she not? The statesmen in
Congress might with propriety devote
some of their time to considering this
quest ion, which is likely to come up in
various shapes and with increasing
urgency in the hear future."
A ?VAU ItllUI.MSl l.M i:.
Way brick in the early "days of the
war. a detaclrmenit from one of the Con
fed; Kite Vissels was made up at Rich?
mond for the purpose of going to NVmhIi
Carolina t i euicnr or destiny a couple
of fedi ral gunb tats n-hen lying
In tii't" Neuso river. The at?
tachment was und. r the com?
mand .,r Lieutenant John Tyler
Wood, and without going Into details it
Is sufficient e> say that the exp tttiioh
was successful 'in sliat it diatroyf'd one
of the guirboaibs ami captured its crew
by surprise. Hut then a recount of the
nClvleveme.nls I f the few daring men
wiho compos d it-he detachment is not
Idle purpos of this story, bint rather to
recall an Incident which occurred when
?the men .made a temporary halt at
Baittleboro, N. C, while on route. An
Wd soldier who was a member of the
expedition, relates the following: "When
our trailn pulled up at -the station at
Bat'tleboro," said he, "a young and
beautiful girl somewhere about IS years
of age .was seen standing on the small
plnifot-m, apparently waiting f> r us
lo come up. and just as the train came
vo a standstill ?ho stepp ,1 up to a
window and handed one of our men,
who was . n: ir ly unknown to her, the
fell' wing written on a small slip of
'Tills cruel war is raging yet.
But how much .'anger we enn't tell;
Rut wihen It's over come and s o
Nancy Tyler at Bautlehoro. N. C."
The old saldier who reltiited the inci?
dent to The \'ir,?'?!?',in yesterday, says
he has thought 1 f it a thousand times
since Its occurrence, and naturally w em?
it ts whether or (not the comrade to
wilicm the paper was given ever return?
ed to Bat'tleboro to see the young lady
wWa so unceremoniously put it in his
hand. He wonders further whether the
patriotic, young lady still lives, or
whether, like untold thousands since
that day, she has passed "o'er the silent
siAnt: in ur.iniAXY.
Yry many pa iplc believe that almost
every amide bearing the .mark "Made
in Germany," must <t( necessity be su?
perior .to similar g >ods made ??lscyherc,
and the Now York Tribune attempts to
< xplain .why tlhis is so by saying r.hat
"the Genman Empire is d'tted all over
with Industrial schools, Dstaibli&hed and
maintained at 'public ex pi nse, In which
thousands of young nv n ana young
women are be.in.g ?olent Ideally educa?
ted and physlenlly traliuM for various
handicrafts. Therj is mx a branch of
Industry, unless It be the lowest grade
of unskilled labor, 'thiut has not' one or
more such Institutions. The result Is
that Qetiman fttoiorlQs are.behig filled
with operatives specially and ?thorough*
ly educated for the wcvk 'they >have to
It declares that this, more ithan any?
thing else, Is tho reason why Germany
Is n'ow able to compote successfully with
British trade: and In British unarkeits.
Groat Brttadn Is waking up *6 itbls fa. t
at 'last, and Is undergoing such a move?
ment for -tevfhnleal education ae she has
never known- before." Our coiate-m-po
txtry declares also, that "it -rests with
.this country >to decide, and that pretty
promptly, whether H will ad^pt or uot
'the only sure means of -securing perma?
nent Industrial excellence."
The Charleston News and Courier, In
comnicirting on the mattier, says that
"in each part o<f this country, flach State
?must look out for lleilf. SVitth Carolina
must provide industrial schools for i't
self or go -without 'them, and continue
to depend, as it has 03 long depended
to its hurt, on Northern Stttvtea for all
ithe manufactured articles it needs. The
movement to establish a'textile 'branch
in the Industrial department at Clem
son deserves all the support the Legis?
lature?ami ithe manufacturers?can
give to tt."
What true of South Carolina Is
equally true vrt Virginia. Why cannot
Virginia -.-Mtablish Ibexltile sohooSs--or
branches In some of the many instltu
?'.lions of learning wfcth which Ihe Slate
Is already blessed? In time they will
be fruitful of much good.
NOTES AND OPINIONS.
One hundred and fifteen passenger
cats are being built by a Pennsylvania
firm for ihe Grange Free State Railway,
in South Africa.
The United States have only been al?
lowed 300.000 square feet of space for
exhibits at the Paris exposition of 1900.
The New York merchants have asked
for 12r?,000 feet, and Chicago wants 281,
Only twenty years have passed fiince
Stanley BQlvod the mystery of Ihe Congo
River. To-day forty-live steamers- ply
on Its waters; half of them belong to the
Congo State, the Others to rorelgu com?
On May Ith will be celebrated the 25th
anniversary of Archbishop Corrigan's
elevtt.t'j..n to ithe cipiscopate.
Pror. Corbott. having retired from
pugilism, announces 'that he will not
talk about ring cbnrtests any more.
Senati r Hoar, of Massachusetts, will
de liver an address a.t the annual meet?
ing of the Virginia State Bar Associa?
Every scholar in the six scibools of
the Long Island Intci-scholanUlc Ath
l.'tic League Is talking of the coming
President Dias, of Mexico, is to visit'
?the principal) cities of this country. He
will find thait his silver mit-ney will no?
where l>? refused, and least of all in
the towns where the self-styled sound
moneykies are most numerous.?Rich?
A HtylfNtl I.it He DrSM (o Spottod Cllltl?
Um, Willi I'lincy 4'olliirct le.
Gored skirts are a feature' of many
of the simple dresses for children.
Four gores, as a rule, are deemed sutll
clent and they ate fitted smoothly in
front and at the sides and gathers are
massed at the back. Tin- stylish dress
shown in tho sketch is taken from the
list number/of Tin- Delhi a tor. The
collarette, which frames the fullness
Pattern Sto, n.ioj.
in the front and haa the effect of a
revers, is sewed to ihe upper edges
of the backs in Iii- out line of a Ber?
tha. Tiny puffs me arranged at the
top of the close-flit.ng sleeves. Knife
plaltings of silk and a small amount
! of ribbon give tile irnoto illiish. Some?
times the collarette wlil contrast with
! the dress or it may in- of velvet over"
I laid with lace. A dainty dross of blue
serge made like this bad a collarette .of
Venetian-red velvet overlaid with
Specially prepared for us by The But
I terick Publishing Company (Limited).
A Flag of Warning.
Beware of the dry, tickling, hacking,
moriiing cough, for il warns you that
consumption lurks near. The famous
Dr. Hull's fJoiigh Syrup will cure il.
"I had t? vcry jind cough. One doctor
pronounced il. consumption. I used
Dr. Hull's Cough Syrup and was com?
pletely cured; the Cough left nie nnd
lias never come hack. Simon Smasal,
370 31st street, Chicago, Ills.'" Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup costs hut 25 cents.
Ask for DulTs, Like only Hull's.
Cannon's Pharmacy, 420 1 into street.
Alfred T. Wesi, 2J0 Mftlh street,
Rubi. F. Holmes &. Co., 76 Main street,
llclstand'a Atlantic City Drus Store.
PRICE-SLASHING ALL OVER THE STORE
Forging onward with.una?
bated vigor?spreading its tid
BOYS' KNEE PANTS.
C 9 Q CJ fop Men s Fun suitB. stylish lugs of unequaled offerings
U>?c.?j?jsack Coat8 .square and Round ? , , r m r ti i I7p f?r short pnnts for doys_
.-?V ?t .. * into every home of Norfolk and I #t. Mad0 v.Uh t a acama nndl
Cut, neat nightly patterns. A J ?"B? , " luvcu scam? and!
rare bargain wonder, and a lucky chanco its tributary trade SeCtiOllS- -,old *?t bands from tstoutl
to get good wearing Winter Suits so tllUS this GREAT SI OCK W?0l?n fabrlcs"s,TCafrom ?5e 12 to A
RELIEF UNLOADING SALE
Wh QO For Men's Complete Suits, ailOtlier Week Of Stil- ?5C *** ?* v?*
4)"*. wUstrictiy all wool .standard sub- , , v?' Solid Heavy Brown Woolen!
Btantlal material, well made
and trimmed. Unprecedented bargain val?
ue for tho Four Ninety-Eight, and a bang
up suit for all round wear.
pendous and unprecedented
Under-Cost Selling. 3gc
Fabric?extraordinary value ln|
Kneo Pants for tho Twenty-Five Cents.
For Men's Entlro Sult3, sin?
gle and double breasted, fancy
plaid Cnsslmeres and plain
Supreme and unapproachable
in its wonderful Buying Priv
For Short Pants for Boys?I
Good designs?all wool?patent!
bands and buttons?doublo scan
and knees?regular wear reaisters.
black and blue tine Cheviots. Six Ninety- ilegeS?it holds forth its tllOU- G8C ^ ^ PantS *?y*~
? Fine Casslmeres, worsteds and
Seven never captured so much real value ??..^ nf ..;,?. ,-nrp Mrcroiti?! in
SdlKIS <JI riLil, I are UdlgillllS 111 Chovlots-remnants from com
before, and the chances arc It never will ,
neain ( bland new, fashionable, ele- "nation outnts-tho material In some ic
i i ji t wortli more than Is charged for the Dants
? ^ . _ ? , ? ?, gant garments, and brand new, - p
ft Q QQ For Men's Fine Suits, nobby 0 0 ready to wear.
3 Plaids, pretty stripes. neat SeaSOlKlble aild reliable Fui -
mlxtures, plain black and blue nisllillgS. It is fl,
Cheviots, Casslmeres and Worsteds. Rig
Gnu Tailors charge twcniy-flve dollars for
suits not better made and trimmed, and
to mutch 'em ready to wear for anything
like the price is> just simply a waste of
time and labor.
Sale for the Masses
C Ii P 0 For Men's Overcoats, m"
^^?"Ydlum weight, medium length
medium sh.uie, far above me- ness and reliability of all goods.
and the masses have responded Qgn For Chnt3rc",s s?its-aoo? dej
, , ., i . signs?winter weight?slices onljl
in crowds oaily and hourly to froin u to 1G Tnlnk of U! 8uJ
evei'V announcement-COIltl- stantlal winter suits for boys up to ag<]
dent of the truth of all prices 16 for only Ninety-Eight cents,
quoted?confident of the Burl
& Co. guarantee of the choice
dium In quality and far below medium in
price. Regular bargain snaps for Four
For Men's Overcoats, ex?
tremely stylish, loose fitting
For Children's Sutt3?Ser-j
ceablo Cheviots?neat mix-|
tures?tho sises aro slightly
out of shape?but every suit in the lot n]J
Glance at CVeiy plice?tlieil genuine leader for One Forty-Seven.
come and see the hundreds
, ft j QO For Children's Suits?Darll
upon hundreds of matchless, $!.3onavy ?lue twlUod CncvIotT
magnetic, marvelous money- sisca omy from 9 to 15-nothl
box i.ack top coats. Fifteen saving chances that are told ,nB ,nrRor nop sma,,cr- Ono Nlne,y-Bl^1
never had such purchasing power in Boys]
Dollars never captured any more genuine
good looks at other stores. Step lively if
interested. Sizes are dwindling down
ffn Tr For Men's Overcoats, light
j)09' ?and dark colors, plain black
and blue Tricots, Beavers and
Coverts; up to dato in style and down to
date In price.
Thought, Word and Deed ? gg
BOYS' STORM COATS.
sorted lengths, shapes,
weights, colors, styles, shades, values that
cannot !><? duplicated again for an X. s>'0
the show windows for Oxcrcoat Bargains.
? For Children's Suits?lland-l
some plold Casslmere?DoubbJ
scat and kneo pants?Extra
well made. Fivo dollars wouldn't ordil
narlly get better Roys' Suits than aro not?
on snlc nt tho Bargain Price of Tw<|
Storm Coats for Roys?lb?K
slorm dcflers?just tho
right garment nt the right
time?think of it?One Ninety-Eight for a
good wearing Roy's Storm Ulster.
CO 0*7 stol'm Coals for Roys?Full ^
'- ? v ' length, heavy, warm, sei vice- 4) | . |
$ I . 0.1 exlra hcavy
Pstrong woolen fabric?all wool
?free from shoddy?actual val
uo nearly double the Bargain Price.
nhle Storm Coals that arc as
good as nolil In value.
3n Q Storm Coats for Boys?Extra
?y P weighl Chinchilla?blue, black,
Oxford mixtures ? assorted
sizes. First comers get tho pick of tho
For Children's Chinchilla
ltccfers-Slses 3 to S?Braided!
Sailor Collars?Pretty Platd|
linlnss. pearl bullons, htindsomc Reefeil
Jackets for the little tots, only Ono Nlnc-|
For Men's Rants?all wool?
strong, substantial, solid pants
that are good looking and will wear as
.veil as. they look.
& I, Q"l storm Coats for Boys?Heavy
4)"?v# |,|,|0 Beaver?a dressy storm
coat that combines BOTVlcO and
sightliness with comfort and cheapness.
C 1 Q~l Vov Children's Chinchll
? ?U ' Reefers ? Heavy nap ? ext
quality?well mode and finish-]
ed?Superlative Bargain values for choice]
QO For Chll,
*T ' ? "black and hi
C I QO Kor Mcn'B Tants ? Extra ^J* p (\f\
4) i . vJ ?heavy .,? wool material?tail- 4)0.UU
orcd in excellent manner. Rel
Storm Coals for Roys?Dou?
blo weight Mellon? well made,
nicely trimmed, stylish, dressy
tlUO Astrakhan, ex-j
tremely dressy and stylish?A^
miraculous bargain creation. There's no
time to lose, certainly no money, if inter.
_ , ,. ... estcd In Children's Reefers at a big dls-jl
tor value for One Ninety-Eight In Pants and serviceable. Beyond question a tc
propcrty Is a matter of impossibility. markably strong value and a big money coun ? " 'J u
(T 1 1 Q For Men's Rants -
?D A" P y choice deslgns-styllsl
Men's Rants ? Dressy
?guaranteed to fit equal to
madc-torordcr trousers. . . . ;
For Children's Reefers?FtntM
rakhan?Blacks and Blues*
all sizes?actual value doublej
tho price now quoted. _j. .J.o..-i?J.^ii
NEW COAL.. ^; NEW WOOD.
-SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO THE?
DOMESTIC OR BANNER COAL
PHUACITK COAL, of tho tost qu?l!?
d! c. worthington.
Tho finest prnto Con! In the world. A NT 1111A OITK COAL, of tho tost quali?
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NO, 211 CliAY AVENUli.
OLD RHONE 731._
COAL AND WOOD!
Ilfl SURE YOU RR 13 TIS RF.FORE YOU GIVE YOUR ORDERS.
WE WILL MAKK A CONTRACT FOR YOU 11 WINTER'S SUPPLY AT
PRICKS TO SUIT THE TIMES.
G, 3. BRIGGS at CO.,
MAIN OFFICE?33 COMMEROC ST. YARO-IOAST END FALKLAND AND
CJhlrhcMcr't Kngllnh Dlamonil flrauS.
Orlatnnl and Only Ucnnlnc. A
BArc, tlwt)i r>*llnMe. laoics n%i &
Drmiilut (or Chtchrilcr t Bno'frA 7ni W
momlJlrnnil In Jtcrt Aurt r.'ofd nieulllc\l
boxci, irAlcil wlih Muo riMion. Tal?o \
nn other, litfutc dangrran* tir&lfffif.
tttmtnmt imitation*. ai !lrutfr,lM?, fir rfnit 4e*
tn numpi for |iArtlcnl:ir9, o ?tlmnnlil? An.tf]
"Itrlk-f l>ir I.mill a." In Ittur, by rrlurn?
Mull. 19.000 IVMbMBlal*. ?W?i? I'jprrl,
Ui i tij ah lA-i! DraggM*. FlIJ I.AUA..
Hit! <3 !s ti non-polfonimj
rciiicily for Uonorrliocnl
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Wliili'k, 11 n ii a t ii r n
clmrni'K, nr nny InllunitiiiiJ
lion, Irrllatinii or ulcorrjf
tlon of in ii c o ii m "nicm,
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