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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1S3S.
M?ny .Republicans from all parts of
Pennsylvania favor John Wanamaker
Mr. Bryan has agreed to make a few
speeches in Pennsylvania during the
The number of vessels leaving the
harbor of Hamburg Increased from
8.1S5 In 1S90 to 11,293 in 1S97.
The cost of the Cuban war from Feb?
ruary. 1S!>:>, to the end of 1S97 is olll
Clally estimated at $210.000.000.
The first cargo of American pig Iron
ever shipped to Sweden has arrived at
Gothenburg, from Savannah.
The Kentucky House haci passed, by
a narrow majority, a bill to make un?
lawful the marriage of first cousins.
It Is stated that Dr. Nansen was
once offered the position of professor
of zoology in the Indiana. State Uni?
versity, but declined it.
If that new battleship is christened
with Kentucky water she will be sen
sick from the very start, thinks the
'Not even excepting 1.1 Hung Chang,'
President Diaz, of Mexico, will be the
most interesting visitor that tlvls city
lias welcomed In many a long year.
An Investigation Into the cause of
the reduction of, wages i:i Massachu?
setts cotton mills bus been ordered by
the House of that State i:i conjunction
with the Sonate.
M"re City Council of Toronto, Out.,
lias adopted a resolution that no alien*,
particularly the subjects of the United
States, shall hereafter be employed on
ar.y civic work.
It is estimated that over eighty tons
o.' diamonds have been unear.thed in
the goutil African fields during the
lust eighteen years. Tin sc represent d
total value of .C.:.'"i,e'"e,i-'o.
Blanco has returned to Havana with
an empty game bag. Ills "mission"
?was tin ntt.r failure. None of the
Cul.ar.s surrendered and none of them
could be bought, observes the Pater
In the n-xt Presidential election, if
Mr. McKinley Is a candidate, he will
bear something drop, asserts the Mem?
phis Appeal. It will ho the Republi?
can vote in the manufacturing towns
of New England.
An agreement has beer, reached be?
tween the State D.-part men t and the
Japanese Government !>y which all op?
position on the part of Japan to the
annexation of the IIa wa'.hm Islands
has been overcome.
Commenting on a modern treat meat
of pneumonia by giving the patient an
Ice water bath every three hours, a
?writer In the New York I b raid says
that If a man survived that treatment
he ought .to bo shot, that being the
only way left to kill him.
The Virginian's reference to the
launching of the Kensarge ant! Ken?
tucky was that it would be u "twin
launch" and not a "tandem" even:.
The big crane told by the esteemed
Telegram need not, therefore, swing
the pair of battleships In line this
No sooner has the Bradiey-Rlchard
Kon imbroglio subsided than Miss BiAid
ley, the victor, precipitates another
ngllatlon that goes home like a square
drink to every Kentucklan by deciding
to christen the battleship Kentucky
?with water. The Minneapolis journal
eays M'lss Bradlcy's action is likely t;>
take Kentucky out of the Union.
l'ROPOSKD LKUINI.ATION AM TO
Iini,III\(i AND LOAN
The two measures affeotlng building
and loan associations, recently Intro?
duced at Richmond, uro causing build?
ing and loan people some concern.
Ono of the bills provides for taxing
building associations to the extent of
almost absolute prohibition. The other
proposes' to reduce their earning capa?
city from 10 to 60 per cent. Should
either bill become a law it would event?
ually cause the dissolution of every
building and loan association in the
State. For any one acquainted with
the-terms of the bills In question no
argument Is needed to support this
But what can be the nature of such
legislation? What could have been the
purpose In the mind of Its author? We
can clearly sec the inevitable result,
but we cannot see the Intent. We can?
not believe that it was the purpose or
Intent of the authors of those meas?
ures to destroy the building and loan
business in this State.
If the object of the Schwltzer bill is
to increase the revenue of the State It
should be understood that this extra
burden would be laid upon the wage
earners, for they compose fully three
fourths of the shareholders of the
building and loan associations. If the
principles and operations of building
and loan associations were better un?
derstood by our legislators their utility
and beneficence would be more appre?
ciated, and there would be fewer at?
tempt.} to legislate against their inter?
ests. It Is estimated that these asso?
ciations In this State have enabled
more than 10,000 families to obtain
homes-?enough to build and people a
city of 00,000 Inhabitants?and increas?
ing the taxable values of .the State
It Is safe to say that at least 75 per
cent, of those homes would never have
been built but for the means furnished
by the building associations. These
Institutions afford about the only op?
portunity for the poor man to save.
There are few savings banks In the
State und but little inducement for the
wage-earner to save his surplus by dc
paslting in the commercial banks, but
thousands of poor men are laying up
a few dollars each month or each week
In the building and loan associations.'
They Inculcate the hublt of saving,
encourage home-getting and thus add
to the wealth of .the State and Insure
the good order of the community, for
a community of homes can never be a
turbulent or dangerous one.
These institutions should not be
driven from our State. They should
be fostered and protected by law, as
they are in the majority of the States
in the Union. AH good men und pro?
gressive citizens should encourage
them. Benevolent men should Interest
themselves In them.'' Moneyed men
should aid them with their means when
necessary. The wise men of our Leg?
islature should see that no act Is passed
inimical to their interests. We are
assured that the proposed legislation
will not be enacted;
ACMItACY OF .>r,WNPAPKIW.
The Philadelphia Press, having had
the accuracy of a public report of an
interview published in its columns de
nied by the person who aas In'terviewed,
takes occasion to say that
"A reputable public journal to-day is
e inducted with the care and the cir?
cumspection which great interests and
i:.-- duty to the public demand. The re?
ports it prints are cat fully verified, its
Interviews are accurately transcribed
and all Ks news, so far as the condi?
tion-" pet mit, is made the subject of
painstaking care. (Mistakes .are inevi?
tably made and errors o^ctir. Those
cannot be prevented, but they are rare,
prompt correction is at the service of
.1.1 aggrieved, and where injury is done
the law Imposes its penalties."
The Lodger, of the same city, in com?
ment upon what the Press lias to say,
declares that "the expetlence of 'the
I,, dger Is thai no one more than the rc
i rb : of a reputable newspaper appre?
ciates the truth that .his most valuable
and valued qualification for bis work is
tli.it "f absolute integrity of statement."
Nothing em be 'truer than this. No
reputabl newspaper willfully admits
to its columns statements known to be
i Incorrect, and every reporter who
I amounts to anything takes a commend
\ able pride in the accuracy of his pub
j Ilshed statements.
It VHS IA >H 1X I' t.V K? C K.
Tito 1> lief Is gaining ground in Eng?
land that very much of Great Britain's
tri ttbles in "'.he East is due to the In
! Iluence of Russia over that people, it
la cited that "the Mueovito" dominates
[ the Sultan of Turkey and the Ameer of
I Afghanistan, nnd Kharf these t\v> poten?
tates wield a strong Influence over .the
tribesmen of Northern India, nnd It Is
in)-,'.- believed In England that the re
ceni rehelllpri In the East against Brlt
| Ish rule ?was (Rr? to the action of the
j Sultan and Ame< r. and some claim to
, have traced Russia's band in the mal
'. tor. it is not ktKtwn just how far Rus?
sia has been concerned in 'the uprising
of-the Afridls tribes /but the opinion Is
expressed that the Sultan an-l Ameer
caused the trouble at 'the suggestion
of the Czar's government .the object
being to give England n-ll she could
attend to In other quarters, while Rus
i i should gel ready to light down oh
Chin.i. The world In the far East
does n'it seem t,? he great enough for
both Great Britain and Russia fit the
I same time, and one or the other thus
I get out sooner or later.
WHAT 1? THE ??TNTER A NT HO v??
Special cfairmrilt't'Jes from trio Mary?
land and Vlrglnfa. Legislatures having
been appointed Oo consider oy?ier dredg?
ing and crabbing In 'the Potomac, has
eaujed the New York Sun-to ask: "WHtat
is 'tho osyter, anyhow ?" The Mary
landers assert 'that the word "fishing"
does not include "oystberlng" and "crab?
bing." They declare thait "scientists
to -whom 'the questHm has been euibmlt
ted agreed that oysters and crabs are
not fish, having neither vertebrae nor
red 'blood." SMayb? It's a bird, contem?
porary. One that's voiceless, but Juloy.
But then, iwhy does the Sun start such
an inquiry? doesn't it know -what an
oyster is? Why an oyster Is an oys?
ter?'that's all, and one of the anon:
dejgh'tful things with which .man's
palate was e'er tickled.
DOM* r KNVY UN.
The Now York Journal of Commerce
and Commercial Advertiser is still
complaining 'of what it seems 'to con?
sider unjust discrimination In freight:
charges against that port In favor of
certain Southern pouts. In all discus?
sions of this subject, it says we have
clearly discriminated 'between Hhe gains
of these Southern ports, due to the deep?
ening of their approaches, thtir prox?
imity to the corn and cotton Heids, >:he
Mississippi river ,and railroad exten?
sions, and the growth of Philadelphia.
Baltimore, Newport News and Norfolk,
due to an arbitrary cart In the freight:
charges tia those ports as compared
with the charges to this port. Wo envy
only Ohe enterprise of these rival poms
In improving 'their docking facilities, or
reducing their charges. But there is no
good reason nt the present time why
the railiroads should carry grain to
ithe -poms south of us for Jess money
than ahey charge to bring grain to
The reason for discrimination, If any, j
there really are, is found in the fact j
that >we are nearer the great grain
?producing centres, and that wo are
nearer the sea /wbfoh is always an Item i
?to 'the exporter and shipper.
A Double Circular Unite, With Medici
Ntorni Col I nr.
The double cape for all but the cold
est days answers admirably when mode
up in heavy cloaking or cloth tha^ may
be fleece-lined or plain on one side |
and plaiid on the other.
Plain cloth was chosen to make this
cape Illustrated, which was taken from
( the last number of The Delineator, and
l'ullorn No. OIJIO.
machine-stitching provides the finish.
TheSe circular capos are simply
planned and finished with a turn-down
military collar or with a high storm
collar. Dark-blue, brown, green or tan
cloth are the approved colors, and
braid, velvet or machlnc-stitchlng will
give the ornate finish.
A very stylish cape v.-.ns recently
made up like this of violet velvet t i
wear with a costume of violet camel's i
The velvet hat is trimmed with vel?
vet and 11 weis.
Specially prepared for us by The But
terlck Publishing Company (I.'united).
Suffered lost in Spring
Cured by Hoctl's Sarsaparillathe
Great Spring Medicine
Scrofulous Soro Log for 25 Yoars.
All Spring Humors, sores, erup?
tions, boils, pimples, etc., arc cured
by [food's BarsAparilia, the "king of
medicines." Read these letters:
" C. I. Hood <fc Co., Lowell, Mnss.:
"Dear Sirs:?After suffering from a soro
log for 25 years, four bottles
Letter of Hood's Sarooparilla hove
made a complete cure. My
No. 1. leg would in/lamo as soon as
dog days would come and j
contlnuoto bo sore until spring. Thon |
tho sores would heal a little and break out
> agnin. I tried doctors and every remedy
i I could bear of, but nil failed. I then
' hoard of Hood's Bareaparilla and bought
one bottle, and it helped me so much that
I kept on until I took four bottles; am
cured, in good health and weigh 160 lbs."
Mrs. M. J. IIaetley, Lovett, Georgia,
No Sore, No Eryslpolaa.
" C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Maw.:
" Dear Blrs: ? I want to Bay onco moro,
Hood's Hareaparilla is all you
Letter claim for lt. I bavuh't bad
any sore or erysipelas since
No. 2, ? used Hood's flarsnparlllo
several yoars ngo and was
cured by lt. I trust many may ho benefited
by Hood's Snrsnparilla as I havn been. I.
recommend it highly n'ta blood mediclno."
Mus. M. J. HAKTI.KY, Lovett, Oa.
! Hood's "SSS?
; It sold by all druggists. Prleo ?i, kIx for $5.
. t ., rs't? eiiro Liver UN-, easy to
I i'iOOCl S rfillS lake,easy to operate.SBC.
The daily increase in customers at this advanced stage of the reason proves conclusively
that wide-awake economists readily realize the big snap and the big bargains that are con?
stantly being brought forward at the Big Store.
The result is that the deep cut is made in the tiner grades'of Wearing Apparel in order
to cut down the stock of all Heavy Weights and to convert everything possible into cash be?
fore the close of the season. Remnants?Odds and Ends are being" constantly culled. Big
stocks need careful overhauling to prevent accumulations?more Price Cutting "does the'work.
Winter Weights must go?the time is short?tiie work urgent. Lower prices on Worthy
Apparel of Standard Manufacture were never quoted?greater A\oney-Saving Opportunities
never offered?luckier chances never before placed within the reach of shrewd bargain seekers.
MORE PRICE CUTTING.
MEN'S SUIT BARGAINS.
<t"1 OQ The Rreat Stock Relief Un
J}2. on loading Sale makes It poss.ble
T?.* T " to buy Men's Suck Suits, sin?
gle and double breasted, in fancy plaids
and mixed cheviots and plain, tied cas
slmeres. Strictly all wool?substantially
made and trimmed?unquestionable for
tt /, HO The Cut Price of Men's stvl
HXlsll Sack Suits?both square
w and round cut?of neat,
browhlsh> good wearing material. A llJrc
Bargain wonder and unprecedented mon?
ey saving chance.
ft f\ n"TF For a choice of single and
JiO ?J / double breasted Sack Suits, of
vi' nobby plaid cheviots und cas
stmercB, Including plain blacks and blues.
Genuine blirgahl creations and results of
callings from higher priced grades. Six
Ninety-seven never captured so much
real value before and chances arc it never
Bargains in Children's
fifj For Children's Suits-Good de
M?l;, signs?winter weight?sizes only
vwu" from 10 to 1C. Think of It! Sub?
stantial Winter suits for boys up to age
10 for only Ninety-Fight Cents.
For Children's Suits?Ser?
viceable Cheviots?neat mix?
tures?the sizes aro slightly
out of shape?but every salt In the lot u
genuine leader for Olio Forty-Seven.
ft I HO For Children's Suits?Dark
\ g JJ O "avy blue twilled Cheviot?
MS ? ? w w H|7-cs oniy from 9 to 15?noth?
ing larger nor smaller. One Ninety-Eight
never bad such purchasing power In Bovs'
$1 QO 1'v" Children's Reefers?
, HQ black and blue Astrakhan, ex
w w trenvjiy dressy and stylish?A
miraculous bargain creation. There's no
time to lose, ccr alnly no money,' If Inter?
ested in children's Reefers at a big dis?
f* O /O r'or Children's Reefers?Fine
jjy uKAstrakhan?Blacks and Blues
^ all sizes?actual valuo double
the price now quoted.
Men's Overcoat Bargains
(T / C ? ,r?r Men's Overcoats, me
J\ti#QJJdium weight, medium length,
w medium shade, far above ine
diom In quality and fur below medium In
price. Regular bargain snaps. for Four
Never In the history of the
*1 Clothing Had" were soils equal I
in m?terial, trimmings, finish 1
and fit placed on clothing tables to the j
line offered on Bale this week. Nobby
Plaid Cheviots, Pill Stripe and Pin Check 1
Worsteds, Neat Mixed Casslmcrcs. Plain '
I (lack and Blue Worsteds, Tricots and
Cheviots, all from much costlier j
lines. High priced merchant tailors charge
treble the amount for suits not better It: :
any point of value, and to match 'cm l
ready to wear for anything like the price
is all out of question.
(f P OT lr?r Men's Overcoats, ex
1*13 O / tremely Btyiish. loose Utting
' ? * w * box back Top Coat3. Fifteen
llnrs never captured any more genutno
I looks at other stores. Step lively If
Interested. Sizes aro dwindling down
I "J _ For Short Pants for Boys?
I I c Made v'th taped Beams and
bold f:ist bands from ?tont |
woob-n fabrics?sizes from age 12 to 1G
rj P" _ For Short Pants for Bovs?
zoc S0"1' Heavy Brown Woolen
Fabric?extraordinary value in
Knee Pants for the Twenty-Five Cents.
(t O 1C 1"or JIcn's Overcoats, light
jIq* / Qand dark colors, plain black
' wiinil blue Tricots, Roavors and
Coverts; up to date In style and down to
date In price.
For Men's Overcoats
choice Dress Top Coats?as?
sorted lengths, ehapes
weights, colors, styles, shades, values that
cannot bo duplicated again for an X. See
the show windows for Oxercoat Bargains.
Men's Pants Bargains.
rj q For Short Pants for Boys?
"l Jf. Good designs?all wool?patent
bands and buttons?double seat
and knees?regular wear resistors.
gf t I f\ For Men's Pants?made from i nn. For Short Pants for Boys?
n I I Oslro"" wo' led fabrlt?all wool nKfj Pine Casslmeres. worsteds and
?if ? * 1 w?free from shoddy?actual val- | Cheviots?remnants from com
l blnation outfits?tlu; material in sonn Is
i worth more than is charged for tho pants
! ready to wear.
ue nearly double the Bargain Price.
BOYS' STORM COATS.
rp t nO Storm Coats for Boys?Reg
1> I Hftular storm defiors? just tho
*r * right garment at tho rlstht
time?think of it-One Ninety-Eight for a
good wearing Hoy's Storm Dialer.
For Men's Pants?all vrool ?
extra heavy?good design?
strong, substantial, solid pants
that are good looking and will wear us
well as they look.
Men's Pants ? Kxtra
savy all wool material?tall
'ored In excellent manner. Bet?
ter valuo for One Ninety-Eight In Pants
property Is a matter of Impossibility.
CHILDREN'S REEFERS. I $2-97
Reefers-Sizes 3 to 8? Braided
allor Collars?Pretty Plaid
linings, pearl billions, handsome Reefer
Jackets fcr the little lots, only One Nine?
Storm Coats for Boys?Full
length, heavy, warm, eervlcc
Hbln Storm (.'oat \ that ara as
good as gold in value.
Cf HO Storm Coats f?->i P.oys?Extra
B.ll Ho weight Chinchilla?blue, black.
h'u,uw Oxford mixtures ? assorted
sizes. First comers get the pick of the
For Men's Pants
Ichoico designs?stylish stripes
-guaranteed to fit equal to
<M 0"7 Kor Cn
Dressy J\ I ? / ltot fcl s ~ !
stripes I ??* " ? w ? qua ill v?w<
Heavy nap ? extra
?well made and finish?
ed?Superlative Bargain values for choice
Storm Conts for Boys?Heavy
Reaver?a dressy storm
thnt combines service and
IghtliliCBB with comfort and cheapness.
Every grocer v T '<*-^*>-ul jhl ^s*^ iimiiiuiu lil?il
in the town C??il? M
sells them._- >> ? A _ Imnorlnl niitlar
Wadoby THE R. 0?ENS BAKERY.
IMEIW coal. rsiEiw wood.
-SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO ITIE
DOMESTIC OH BANNER COAL
Tho finest ernta Oonl In the world ANTHTIACITH COAL of tho hest quail*
lies und of all sIvom. Place your orders at once with
NO Iii NIYLSON ST It RKT
NO. 211 CLAY AVENUE.
OLD I I ION E
D. C. WORTHINGTON
COAL AND WOOD !
UK BURK YOU S IS RS CS BKF?RK YOU filVF, YOUR OD DK Its.
WR WILL MARK A CONTRACT FOR YOUR WINTERS SUPI'LY AT
PRICKS TO RUIT THK TIM RH
o, 3. briggs 8c co.,
j iiAIN OFFICE?05 COM.VJLRCK ST. Y ARD?LAST END FALKLAND AND
C11AULOTT E 8TUU?TS.
11 COFFIN SELLER'S LETTER
H. O. COL.EMAN, Durham. N. C:
Pear Sir:?I um very much pleas?
ed with your 'l'ol>acco Oil Lini?
ment. My wife had sufferod for o
number of years. So much so that
sh,> was not able to attend to her
domestic affairs. Him has used
three bottles and can now do all
her work with pleasure. Her
neighbors seeing tho result hava
ixiiiKht tho remaining boules w?
bad left, and we have a call nearly
every Any for It. Unclosed you will
lind money order for ono dozen
morn, [lease ahip at once. Rea?
red folly, J. G SUTTON, Sr.
J. O. Button ?-. Son, Funeral Dlroo
tors. New Herne, N. C.
W. H. TERRY & CO.,
Wholesale Distributing Accnts.
Southern Farmer sent one year
to everyone buying a bottle, 25c
I ions nuNCMes SOM, A.-.CTr, KPM VCBiC.
Tho Porfumib of Viofots
The parity of the. Illy, tho glow of tho roso,
niul t lie Hush of Hcbo combine iu Pozzont'