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the world?and receives over a special wlro the
tall telegraphic news eervlco ot the Associated
Frees?tho samo news from all over the United
States and the world that Is simultaneously re?
ceived hy tho great dallies ot New Yor?. Philadel?
phia and Baltimore.
The St. James Gazette has published
a forecast of the British Blue Book on
the Venezuelan situation, in which it is
?aid the items show in overwhelming
strength that the west banks of the Es
sequlbo river belongs to Great Britain
beyond a doubt.
Secretary Herbert has order3d that
hereafter but one schedule of waxes bo
paid in eaah navy yard and that this
aohedule be adjusted semi-annually in
atead of quarterly as heretofore. Here?
tofore first class mechanics of the same
trade employed indifferent departments
of the same yard often have receive!
different rates of pay. This is cer?
tainly far more in the line of justice
than the old method.
Tue Flood-Flanagan affair in the Vir?
ginia senate chamber is to be regretted,
but bad such an affair occurred between
any other two senators It would have
been much more regretted by the mem?
bers of that body. Flood and Flanagan
are of that order of politicians who
never develop into statesmen, and who
by their partisan ran tings do their party
more injury than benefit, but who sel?
dom, if ever, accomplish a substantial
good for their country.
American students seem to be imi?
tating to a oertain extent their proto?
types in Spain. The latter have for
several days past been gratifying them?
selves by Btonlng Amerioan consulates,
burning United States flags and abusing
the Yankees, and not to be behind
them in ardor and patriotism Btudents
at Princeton last night retorted by
burning tho King of Spain in effigy and
tearing up a Spanish flag. As the king
Is a little boy and not at all responsible
for the present condition of things it is
a ahame to subject his substitute to
congress i on ai. demagogi9m.
Tae attack made on President Cleve?
land in the House of Representatives
>r??i i day by Mr. Hartman, of Montana,
because of the former's utierances at
the Presbyterian home mission meeting
in New York the other night, was an
aggravated case of demagogism wholly
inexcusable, even under the plea of
blind partisanship. President Cleve?
land spoke of the immoral influences
and worldly practices in new communi?
ties, and said mission work helped to
elevate and improve such communities.
In giving expression to those views he
spoke the truth, as all acquainted with
the history of frontier life anl Western
development must admit. We do not
pretend to say that President Cleveland
is infallible, or that he is a model, po?
litically or mo ally, but when he uses
his great lnfluonce in behalf of the ut>.
lifting power of Christianity and pro?
claims truths that are patent to all un?
prejudiced minds, we do not hesitate to
give him the praise. The Montana man
however, was nu addressing Congress
or the people of tho United States as a
whole, but was talking to his Montana
constituents with a view to future po?
senate and bouse ao ree.
The conforeeB of the two houses of
Congress agreed yesterday on tho reso?
lutions already adopted by the House of
Representatives in regard to Cuba, and
no far as the latter body Is concerned
the matter is a closed quostlon for the
present. There will be no moro debate
there, as it will only be necessary for
tb i secretary of the Senate to report to
t t> i House that the Senate conforees
h v , agraed to its resolutions, which in
?uustance are as follows: They declare
-that In the opinion of Congress a state
of public war exists in Cuba; that the
.parties engaged therein are entitled to
belligerent rights and recommend that
the United States should obaervo a
strict neutrality between them,
The resolution, further declare that
?Congress deploresthedeslruction of life
and property caused by tho war, and be?
lieving that the only permanent solu?
tion of tho contest in the Interest of all
would ba the establishment of a gov?
ernment by tho choioo of the people of
Cuba, it is announood aa the sense of
Congress that tho Government of the
United States should use its good offi?
cers and friendly influences to that end.
The resolutions say the United Slates
has not intervened in struggles between
-any European government and their
colonies on this continent; but from the
<elo38 relations socially and commer?
cially of the United States and Cuba
and the proximity of the Iiland to this
country, the war is entailing such
lo> -I upon the people of the United
,s h >s that Congress io of tho opinion
tu.v. thia Government should bo pre
pared to protect the legitimate interests
ot its citizens by Intervention, If neces?
There la no mistaking tbo feeling ot
Congress on the question ot Cuban in?
dependence, and but for the fact that
the President will defor action for a
wblle, stirring times might be expected
very soon. As it is, the anger ot Spain
will be very hard to repress, and, such
being the temper ot the two countries,
war Is likely to occur at any tlmo.
THE CONFEDERATE REUNION.
The decision of Qenoral Walker, com?
mander of the Grand At my of the Re?
public, relative to the proposed joint
parade ot the Blue and the Gray in New
York city on the Fourth of July next,
has been called to the attention of Sen?
ator John B. Gordon, of Georgia, com
mander-in-chlef of the United Confeder?
ate Veterans, and he was aBked If any
aetion had been taken lcoking to a
change or dato for the next annuil re*
union of Confederates at Richmond,
whioh has been Bet for June 30 and July
1 and 2. General Gordon Bald the above
dale had been selected in order to give
Confederates from further South an < p
portunity to go to New York immedi?
ately after the adjournment, and,
although it would be entirely incom?
patible with the eelt respect of ex-Con?
federates to take any part in the pro?
posed joint parade, he saw no reason
for changing the date ot the reunion.
In regard to the action ot General
Walker as to the joint parade of the
Blue and the Gray, General Gordon de?
clined to sav anything. It had been
his effort, he Baid, since tbo war to cul?
tivate the most cordial relations between
the Boldiers of the two armies and be?
tween the people of the two sections,
and he was glad to know that in this
effort he had the sympathy and approval
o' h a old comrades, along with the most
cordial manifestation of a like sentiment,
from the great body ot the Union sol?
diers. In his viewB aa to the proposed
Now York parade, General Gordon
voices the sentiments of all ex Confed?
erates, and it is greatly to their credit
that they do not appear to be the least
angry or annoyed at the narrow course
of Commander Walker.
A Terrible Conflagration.
Amsterdam, March 5.?A terriblo
contlagration has been In progress dur?
ing the past twenty-four hours at As
peren, South Holland Several churches,
the postollice and fifty buildings have
already been destroyed.
Florida For McKinley.
Tallahassee, Fla., March 5.?The
Republican State convention completed
its work to-day after a stormy session
by nominating four delegates at large
to the St. Louis convention. They are
unlnstructed, but are for McKinley, with
Reed as second choice.
Fort Wayne Alignment.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 5.?Mc?
Donald & Watt, who'esale grocers, as?
signed to-day. Liabilities SSO.OOO to
S100.G00; assets SGO.OOO to S70,000. The
firm's indebtedness in Fort Wayne is
Clot Their Licenses.
Therei is an ancient law in Rhode Is?
land, which, however, is almost forgot?
ten, requiring .clergymen to take out n
liceuso before officiating at marriages.
The Other day Father O'Huro aud Air.
Stewart, t ho Episcopal rector of Au?
burn, went to tho town clerk for this
lioeiiso. At first tho town clerk was
much puzzled what to do, as ho had no
proper liceuso blanks, but ho finally got
over tho difficulty, and tho clergymen
departed. After they had got on a street,
car thoy oponod their licenses, and each
was horrified to find himself iu tho pos?
session of a full fledged second class
liquor license, with power to run a
liquoi shop Eubjoct to nil tho privileges
and penalties of tho law. A closer in?
spection of tho liceuso, however, showed
that tho words "second class liqnor li
conso," giving power to soli "malt,
spirituous and intoxicating liquors" at
rotail or wholesale, had bad a line
drawn through them, and instead of
tho words "to soil malt, spirituous and
intoxicating liquors" were interlined
the words "to perform marriages," aud
Euch clergyman made a wry faco as
ho contemplated his batterod license,
and each silontly vowed to exhibit it
only in case of dire poril of a $20 fine.
But both blossed tho ingenuity of the
official that could transform a document
whioh portends so much evil for the
race, according to their views, into an
instrument with power to give such
happiness.?New York Tribune.
I'laylug at Ilelug Horn,
The strange sayings of children would
fill a volume?for tho matter of that,
have tilled one, I believe?while, as for
tho situations they adopt in their play,
they are imitated from the lifo dramas
of their elders with that reckless disre?
gard for consistency and development
that often distinguishes the dramatist.
A friend of mine who had been ?hrist
masi ng in tho country told mo of a vory
funny example of this trait iu "our lit
tlo ones." A largo party of children
woro sont up to tho schoolroom one aft?
ernoon to amuse themselves, and after a
timo two ladies made an excursion from
tho drawing room to see how they wem
getting ou. Tho youngsters wero "play
acting," and the scene in which they
wero engaged was that of a fashionable
wedding. Away from tho groUp of per?
formers stood in a corner a tiny girl of
about b*. Thinking tho child had been
banished as too young to join in the
game, ouo of tho ladies went up to con?
dole with her and ask the reason of
her solitudo. "Oh, hush I" said the tiny
mite, who could Boarcely speak plainly.
"I'7.o tho baby, 'ou know, and ['zo wait
in to bo boru'd."?London Sketch.
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WHAT MAKES THE PIANO RATTLEt
Qneor Causes Found by tlio Tuner?Things
In the Instrument.
Piauo tuners are sometimes called
upon to "tune" gas fixtures as well as
pinnos. Frequently tho owner of a fiuo
upright "grand" enters a vigorous com
plaint because "that piano rattles so."
Then tho piauo tuner packs his few tools
and some oxtra jjluo ami parts of tho
"action" into his long, slender valiso
and proceeds to feol tho pulse, pound
the ehest, examine tho tongue and over?
haul the internal economy of the of?
fending piano. His experienced ear
teils bim that the piano is all right.
His iutim&te knowledge of tho mechan?
ism and uinke np of the piano assures
him that nothing is the matter with tho
instrument, ami ho says so.
"But tho piano does rattlo," insists
tho owner. "Now, listen when I touch
this koy. " Anil, sure enough, a decid?
ed buzz aud jiuglo ?ro hoard.
"It is not in tho piano," replios tho
tuner, and ho touches the koy again and
again, at the satno tirno glancing
aronud tho room. "Thcro it is," he
says at last, "pointing to tho glass
globo around tho gas jet. "TJioro is tho
rattler," and tho irritating noise is si?
lenced when be roruovus tho glass globe.
This is a common experience of piano
toners. Certain notes in tho piano vi?
brato in harmony with a gas fixturo, a
picture frame, a china plaque hung
against tho wall or tho bric-a-brao which
commonly litters tho top of the sensi?
tive instrument, and the inuocont piauo
is blamed fur the discordant jangle, j
Pins, buttons and other things foroigu |
to tho piano which find their way into
tho instrument set up complaints and
harsh cries when certain keys are
struck, and recently a piano tuner in
Evonston, searching for tho "rattle,"
found and restored to the young woman
who used tho instrument her upper set
of false teeth, which had disappeared
mysteriously tho week before.
Besides coins, buttons, pins and
toothpicks, the piano tuner's snlvago in?
cludes hairpins, pocketkuives, paper
cutters, manicure instruments, knitting
needles, matches, jewelry, nails, taoks,
bits of glass, pieces of picture wire,
buckles, collar buttons, sloeve buttons,
rings and evou money which had been
placed in tho case for safo keeping and
then forgotten.?Chicago Chronicle?.
STORY ABOUT LINCOLN.
Senator Jolm M. 1 "aimer Tells of Their
First und Laut Meeting*.
"Tho first time I met Air. Lincoln,"
said Senator Palmer of Illinois, "was
in 18519, when I went to Springfield to
be admitted to the bar. Ho was already
recognized as a Whig leader. Ho woro,
I remember, a suit, of liusey woolsey
that conld not have been worth moro
than $h, eves in tlioso days. The last
timo 1 suw him was in February of
1865. I had como to Washington, at the
request of tho governor, to complain
that Illinois had been credited with 18,
000 loo few troops. I saw Air. Lincoln
ono afternoon, aud ho asked mo to cunio
again in tho morning. Tho next morn?
ing I sat in tho anteroom whilo sevoral
officers wcro recoivod. At length 1 was
told to entor tho president's room. Mr.
Lincoln was in the hands of tiie barber.
" 'Come in, Palmer,' ho called out,
'como in. You'ro homo folks. I cuu
shave before you. I couldn't boforo those
others, and I have to do it some timo.'
"Wo chatted about various matters,
and at length I said, 'Woll, Mr. Lin?
coln, if anybody bad told mo that in a
great crisis liko this tho people were
going out to a lit tin one horse town and
pick out a ono horso lawyer for presi?
dent, 1 wouldn't bave believed it.'
"Mr. Lincoln whirled about in .his
chair, his face white with lather and a
towel under Iiis chin. At first I thought
he was angry. Swooping the barber
away, ho leaned forward, and, placing
one hand on my knee, said.
" 'Neither would 1, but it was a timo
when a man with a policy would have
been fatal to the country. I have never
had a policy. I havo simply tried to do
what seemed best each day as ouch day
came.' "?Now York Sun.
When you take Hood's Pills. The Mr, old-fash?
ioned, sugar-coated i>ills, which tear you all to
pieces, are not In It with Hood s. Kasytotake
and easy to operate, Islruo
of Hood's Pills, which are
up to date in every respect.
Safe, certain and .sure. All
druggists. 2.->c. C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
The only Pills to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
When tho State Fixed Hotel Prices.
Before, during and for n tlnio aftor tlio
Rovolutlonary war tho courts of tho com?
monwealth used to fix tho prices of tavorn
board and liquor, so when tho sojourning j
strnngor from afar struck Richmond ho i
could pretty nearly know what "horso feed
and breakfast" cost. Thoro was also an
assize of bread as woll as of drink. Tho
prlco of bread was regulated by tho price
of wheat. A fourpenny white loaf, a two?
penny white loaf, u fourpenny brick loaf
and a fourpenny brown loaf bad each to
weigh so much, according as they had oth?
er ingredients mixed with flour. In thoso
days a'? Boston biscuit," costing 1 cent,
had to woigh six ounces nnd two drams
and so on. The connection between a loaf
of bread nnd 60 pounds of wheat at so much
per bushel has grown beyond the grasp of
tho modern mind. Howovor, In the old
tlino In Virginia tho custom of regulating
tho price, or, rather, tho weight, of a loaf
of bread by tho prlco of the wheat of which
it was made was universal, So far as liq?
uor was concerned, tho courts used to fix
not only the prlco of a single drink, a
quart or a gallon of tho stuff, but also "a
goruin of punch."?Richmond Dispatch.
Grant Kissed the Girls.
Kissing pretty girls has been a favorite
occupation of nearly till great men of ma?
ture age, military men being particularly
fond of it. General Grant was perhaps a
notable exception. Tills recalls an Inci?
dent which came under tho observation of
tho writer at Galons, Ills., shortly nfter
tho olose of tho war. General Grant bad
returned on a short visit to his old home.
A great crowd was assembled at the rail?
way station to welcome him. As tho gen?
eral alighted from the train ho was greet?
ed by a procession of a dozen or more
young Indios. As the first blooming miss
grasped the hand of the hero she hold up
her ruby lips?tho lips of brave and tender
girls like this are always ruby?with the
firm but inexpressibly sweet compression
which every oscillator recognizes at n
glance as meaning business. Tim general
seemed surprised, flushed slightly, glanced
down the lino of waiting beauties, drew n
long breath, and then, with tho resolute
look of a man determined to fight it out
on that line if it took all summer, ho delib?
erately and with praiseworthy impartiality
kissed every girl in tho procession. ? Min?
History of Watermarks.
According to Miss E. E. Thoyts, who
has contributed an interesting article on
"Ancient Watermarks" to Tho Antiquary,
about the earliest dato at which they wore
used was 1301. Tho paper of the first
books printed in England by Caxton bore
the watermark of a small black lotter,
which was used from the timo of Duke
Philip de Kontiere, in 1340. As the marks
came to distinguish various kinds and size
of paper they soon gave their names to tbo
kinds of paper, as "foolscap," "pot,"
"post," "hand," and other designations |
still familiar. The watermark designat?
ing "foolscap" has been tracod back to
1470. In the middle of the eighteenth
ountury a flguro of Britannia was substi?
tuted for tho fool's cap in our country.-?
The Eat Man says his appetite is
good. lie eats at Bonner's.
Headquarters for new field seeds,
ohop, hay, corn, oats, etc., at Farmers'
Supply Co., Market Square.
Havino sold the Chrlstlan-Barbeo
Drug Store to Van Lear Bros., I hope
all who owe the old concern will settle
this month at Van Lear Bros, store.
All unpaid accounts will have to be
turned over to an attorney on April 1
for collection, as absencs will prevent
my attending to them personally after
that time. A. D. Rice, Trustee.
July 4, 1806, falls on Saturday, and
in order to enjoy the grand and glorious
Fourth you have to bo in perfect
health, and there is just one way to be
in arood health, and that is by taking
only "Blood Wine," for it Is tbo only
true blood purifier, for it 1* a positive
cure for ir.dtwestton. stoonnch. k'daey
and liver diseases It is just wbas you*
want to make you feel young and
stronz. Remember, "Blood Wine," for
sale at Massie's Pharmacy.
How to Ki joy Uotid Health.
If you aro sulLring with any skin i r
blood disease, Rheumatism, Catarh,
Gleets, Old Sores, General Debility,
etc, send s amp to tho H.roi Ra'm Co ,
Atlanta, G?., for book of wonder'ul
cures, free This book will point the
way to spopdy r< covery. Hotanic It cod
Balm (B B. U ) is tnaiufaciur. d after a
long t*st?d p'o'clotlon o.' an eroli ent
physician, and ii tbo bbai bull iirg up
and blood purlfyirg medico e in tbe
worbi. B->warn <.f Bubntttutea. I'rioe
8100 for Urgo bottle. S >e advertise"
ment elsewhere. For bale by Drug?
Jas G. PrrkSON, on relig'nn, nid to
tho old and younur, do not mink l<quors
that intoxicate but do geod to yat.r sys?
tem, and "Blood Wine" Is the birg y. u
want to build up your stiergth and
?n?ltn you feel as you d;d years ajo.
Remember, It Is Blood Wine that ouros
fou of all diseases of tho blood, liver
and kidneys. Large bottle. r,Oo. Come
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money and help ub to make room for Spring Gootto now in
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Our Prices Always 35 to 50 Per Cent.
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