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Tho ultimatums of the powers don't
seem to ultimnte.
General Roloff, the Cuban Secretary ol
war, knows when to conduct a masterly
Tho railroad companies seem exceed?
ingly anxious to proceed to the business
of cutting their own throats.
The Westerner who cornered the onion
market right after tho anti-trust decision
ought to be jailed for contempt of court.
There is an idea nbroad 'that the un?
wonted stillness in the Senate is caused
by a desire of that distinguished body to
be in good condition for the Dingleybill.
If Mr. Dingley can recognize it when It
gets back he will be lucky.
The new tariff proposes to make it ex?
pensive to bring to this country the highest
achievements in sculpture, painting or
literature. But the ^suggestive ditties
from the London and Paris music halls
will have an undisputed right of way. as
A dispatch from London says that
Bivera, the Cuban leader, will be tried
by a drum head court martial and shot.
This would be a very serious blow to the
Spanish cause. It would do more to
arouse sympathy for the insurgents thnn
anything that has yet happened in Cuba.
The proposed (Dingley) tariff appears
to be specially designed to help trusts
and monopolies. It takes several dollars
from the pockets of the people for every
one that it turns into our national treas?
ury. Ar a whole it confers even greater
benefits upon privileged industries than
did the McKinley bill itself. This partly
because many duties are higher, and
partly because the same duties are more
prohibitive, now that manufacturers
have been compelled by lower duties to
improve their machinery an'1 methods to
compete with foreign manufacturers. In
many cases, though increasing the* bur
dens of taxation, it decreases the iucome
from custom duties. The only important
increases expected are from sugar and
wool?two articles necessary to health
and comfort which should not be taxed
at all in times of peace, or while it. is pos?
sible to obtain sufficient revenue from
One would prefer to believe that the
letter which appeared in print recently as
written early in February by General
Gomez to President Cleveland never
reached its destination. And yet one
may easily believe that it might have
done so, and been read with care, with?
out making any impression on the person
From first, to last in the Cuban busi?
ness Mr. Cleveland in ollicc was a law
unto himself. What the American peo?
ple at large thought of the matter failed
to influence him in the slightest. The
whole case as he comprehended it was
that Spain was at perfect liberty to do
what she pleased with the Cubans, even
to the extent of exterminating them and
laying the island completely waste. For
the American government to speak, even
in the interests of humanity, was a prop?
osition which he refused positively to
consider. The case was presented here
quite as strongly as it now appears in
this letter of General Gomez. Congress
wns moved uy it. and on the strength of
the presentation voted its sympathy with
the insurgents. But Mr. Cleveland, with
his eyes fixed firmly on the neutrality
laws, refused to take any position not
openly and positively friendly lo Spain.
E'ome of the admirers of Mr. Cleveland
who did not applaud his course in the
Hawaiian affair have sometimes sought
toexcu.se his couth let on the score that,
he was misled by the report of Mr.Blount.
They have tried to console themselves
with the thought that bad the Para
mount Commissioner performed his duty
properly and intelligently, and brought
back from the islands an altogether fair
account of the revolution which had re?
sulted in deposing the queen. Mr. Cleve?
land would have shaped his course some?
what accordingly. The theory Is thin to
the point of transparency. All the facts
go to show that Mr. Blount carried oul
the orders of his chief with a reprehensi?
ble faithfulness, and simply brought back
from Honolulu what he know the Presi?
But in the matter of Cuba, Mr. Cleve?
land would not be advised even by hi
own personal friends, and, in a certain
smse, his own commissioner. General
Lee's reports went [pi not hing with hi
chief. He found a reigu of terror exist
log in Cuba, and, his friends assert,
advised Uiatsteps be takcu by this gov
?: illt or ill I K ii "i in
MR. CLF.YELAND AND SPAIN.
eminent to bring it to nn end. It was
nil to no pm pose, however. Mr. Cleve?
land was for Spain, and nothing could
1h THE WORLD jF FINANCE
American Cotton Oil. 10.8-4
American Cotton Oil, preferred.. 50;
American Sugar Kclining. 110.8-8
American Suunr Refining, prof... 100.3-4
American Tobacco. 73
American Tobacco, preferred.104
Atchison. 10 8-8
Baltimore and Ohio. 18 1-3
Canada Pacific. 47
Chesapeake and Ohio.'.... 16 1-4
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy.. 70 3-4
Chicngo Gas. 78 1-3
Delaware, Lack, and Western-153
Distilling anil Cattle Feeding.
Erie_. 13 3 4
Erie preferred. 20
General Electric.i. 311-4
Illinois Central. 03
Lake Erie and West. 13 1-2
Lake Erie and West, preferred- 58
Louisville and Nashville. 45 3-S
L. N. A & C. 1-4
Manhattan Consolidated. 83 3-4
Memphis nnd Charleston. 15
Michigan Central. 08
Missouri Pacific. 15 1-4
Mobile and Ohio. 18
Nashville, Chat. & St. L. 07 1-2
U. S. Cordage, preferred.
New Jersey Central. 77 3 4
New York Central. 08
New York and New England. .17
Norfolk and Western preferred... 25 1-2
Northern Pacific. 111-3
Northern Pacific preferred. 34 1 2
Northwestern. 103 3-4
Pacific Mail. 25 3 1
Reading. 20 1 2
Rock Island. 61 5 8
St. Paul. 72 8-8
St. Paul preferred.131 3 -1
Silver Certificates. 01 3 4
Tennessee Coal and Iron. 2-1 3-4
Tennessee Coal and Iron, pref_ 80
Texas Pacific. 8 1-8
Union Pacific. 5 3-4
Wabash, St. L. nnd Pacific. 5
Wabash, St. L. and Pacific pref'd. 12 7-8
Western Union. 83 1-4
Wheeling and L. E. 1
Wheeling and L. E. preferred- 3 12
Alabama, Class A.105 12
Alabama, Class B.104 1-3
Alabama, Class C. 07
Louisiana Stamped 4's. 06 1-8
North Carolina 4's.103
North Carolina 6's.122
Tennessee new set 3's. 75
Virginia 6's, deferred. 5
Virginia Trust Receipts, stamped 5
Virginia Funded Debt. 63 1-3
United States 4's, registered. Ill
United States 4's, coupon. 113 1-4
United States 2's. 06 1-2
Southern Railway 5's. 88 1-2
Southern Railway common.. 7 7-8
Southern Railway, preferred.... 25 7-8
South Carolina 4 1-2'a. 105
U. S. (new) 4's, registered. 123 3-4
U. S. (new) 4's, coupon. 123 3-4
New York, March 30.?Money on call
easy nt 1 l-2al 3-4 per cent.; last loan at
11-2 nnd closing offered at 1 1-2 per cent.
Prime mercantile paper 31-2 per cent.
Bar silver 01 3 4. Sterling exchiinge^flrm
with actual business in bankers' bills at
4.85 3-4a4.86 for sixty days and 4.87
n4.87 1 4 for demand. Posted rates
4.86 l-2a4.88 1-2. Commercial bills
4.84 1 2a4.85 1-4. Government bonds
firm: State bonds dull; railroad bonds
easier. Silver at the hoard was lower.
Leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat? Open Close.
March. 70 3-8 70 1-8
May. 71 1 8 70 7 8
July. 70 1-8 70
September. 08 1 8 68_
? Corn? *S
March. 24 1 4 24 3-8
May. 24 3 I 24 7 8
July. 25 7-8 26
September. 27 I 8 27 1-8
May. 17 1-1 17 1-4
July. 18 1-4 18 14
September. 18 3 4 18 5-8
Mess Pork, per bbl?
May. 8.47 1-2 8 57 1 2
July.: 8.00 8.07 1 2
Lard, per 100 lbs
May . 4.22 1-2 4.'2-2 1-2
July. 4.32 1 2 4.35
Short Ribs, pev 100 lbs.
May. 4.GO 4.65
July. 4.07 1-2 4.07 1-3
Exploring tlio Lpper .Niger.
After an abfioneo of threo years the
expedition under Lieutenant Hourst hns
safely returned to Europe from the Ni?
ger. Tho party ascended tho Senegal
river and then carried tho sections of
an aluminium boat overland to tho up?
per part of the Niger. On reaching this
river tho pieces of tho boat were put to?
gether nnd two native boats purchased.
In those the expedition Hailed down tho
Niger to Timbuktu, whoro n stay of
ten months was made Tho voyago
from Timbuktu to Lokojn, at tho con?
fluence) of tho Niger and Benno, seems
to bnvo been arduous, but from that
point the expedition was towod by n
launch belonging to tho Royal Niger
company to tho coast at Wari. How
much fresh topographical information
Lieutenant Hourat'a party has obtained
is not yet stated. This will depend on
tho highest point readied on tho Niger.
Renter's message states that the expedi?
tion "first met tho river Niger at
Kay es," but that town is on tho Sene?
gal river. There can be no doubt, how?
ever, that much valuable Hoiontiflo in?
formation was obtained, for tho expedi?
tion traveled slowly and was admirably
equipped. Ono novelty was tho uso of a
phonograph for reporting tho native war
SCngS. Tho expedition kept poaco with
tho natives throughout tho journey, in
which it differs greatly from somo of
thoso previously conducted by Frouch
explorers in that region.?Nature.
REBEKAH SAN I TAH I'M.
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Trained nurses and hospital advan?
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amUfcmivlo patients. Consultation hours
for patients and visitors from 12 to 2
o'clock p. m.
Firsh lot of Lowney's Chocolates nm
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A Few Word? on Tlooka.
A good remark somebody mado once
is that if you own books you do not
hnvo to road theui. That is, if you hoar
of a certain book, yon say, "I must get
that out of the library and read it." If
you do s f> it is necessary to read it nt
onco aud return it. If you can buy it,
you read what portion satisfies yonr par?
ticular want at tho moment, and then
there it stands among your other good
friends, always roady, liko any real
friend, to servo you at a moment's no?
tice in any way it* can. Indeed, it is a
real friend, because it never deserts you,
nover goes back ou you, nover changes,
unless somebody borrows it, aud;that is
not tho book's fault. Tho more foot that
your room is filled with bookB is n good
kind of influoncc, for thero is something
in tho mere proximity of books that
makes a chap serions occasionally aud
induces him to sit and ponder onco in
awhile iu tho midst of bis grind, his
sport, his daily work and his other aud
less valuablo friends at school or college.
Then, too, iu theso days, when there
aro so many hundreds of bookB a year
and so many millions already published,
it is utterly impossiblo to try to read, as
the old fellows in tho later middle ages
used to, everything that is published.
It is far better to re-road some good, fa?
miliar things again and again. They
aro good books, they aro your especial
favorites, and yon will seldom fail to
lind something now iu them ench timo
you rend them. It gives you a little idea
of how much tho writing of them must
have meaut to their author if yon can
read them, say, 20 times and still go ou
finding something you had not succeeded
in discovering iu them before.?Harper's
I'eoplo Do Itcnrt tho Papers.
Somo persons wonder why engaged
people generally prefer to keep their en?
gagements as quiet as possible until tho
day of tho wedding. Perhaps tho reason
lies in the results of a newspaper an?
The other day an engagement *wa:i
mentioned iu one of tho afternoon pa?
pers. It was in the last edition of tho
paper, but early tho uext morning sev?
eral awning makers were at tho home of
thefuturo bride's parents, soliciting tho
contract for supplying an awning when
the event eamo off. On the samo morn?
ing and in tho first mail no less thau
half a dozen printers nnd engravers sent
samples of their work and quoted prices
for which they would bo willing to pre
puro tho wedding cards according to tho
latest dictates of fashion. During the
remainder of the week milliners, cater?
ers, dressmakers, liverymen, furuituro
dealers, hardware men aud dry goods
merchants mado known their desire to
supply the future brido and groom with
all tho ontfit that they might need or
imagine they needed. Tho young folks
aro now waiting for bids from ministers
who aro.willing to tie tho knot at bar?
gain prices.?Buffalo Courier.
A Paluful Meeting.
A dramatic story was told at a Hamil?
ton college alumni dinner in New York.
General Schuyler Hamilton gave some
interesting incidents from the life of hie
grandfather and described a meeting be?
tween Aaron Burr and Mrs. Hamilton,
daughter-in-law of Alexander Hamilton
and the mother of the speaker, in 1830.
'' As Colonel Burr entered the room,'' he
said, "my mother, in extreme agitation,
seemed about to faint. Colonel Burr,
noticing this, but not knowing her, im?
mediately went to the sideboard, poured
out a glass of water nnd advanced to
hand it to her. It was all done most
naturally, gracefully aud courteously.
My mother shook her head and mur?
mured, 'I am the daughter of Alexander
Hamilton.' Without a word, Colonel
Burr placed (ho glass of water ou tho
sideboard, bowed in sileneo to the
Misses Nathan and quietly retired. It
was to him, as to my mother, evidently
a very painful meeting. Colonel Burr
deported himself like a dignified gentle?
man. I was a little boy about 8 years
old. Then I learned for the first time to
impress tho fact upon my memory that
Colonel Burr had killed my grandfa?
ther."?New York Letter.
A curious effect of the plague in India
has been a sudden increase iu the unm
ber of pearls reaching tho London mar?
ket aud a consequent marked fall in
prices. This is not due to unusual in?
dustry on the part of the divers, but to
tho fact that tho native dealers at Bom?
bay have been in such haste to quit the
stricken city that they have eagerly dis?
posed of their wnres at far below tho
customary market value. Ouo English
firm of importers of Indian pearls has
uecumnluted a stock which, if placed
suddenly on the market, it is estimated,
would send down quotations fully 25
Knew Ills Flnce.
"Move forward, please," said tho
conductor in tho crowded cable car.
"Not on your life," replied tho gen?
tleman addressed, taking a fresh grip
on tho strap.
' 'But there aro gentlemen on the plat?
form who wish to get in," continued
tlit! collector of fares.
"Well, they cau't have my place.
This lady is my wife, nnd I know this
road from si art to finish. If anybody is
going to sit in her lap this trip, I'm
thnt person. I'm on to this road'tl
Who can measure ? ? _XdL? ? ?
It lasts through all
ages and enters tho
confines of eternity.
With what on re,
therefore, should she
be guarded and how
great tho effort be to
make her life happy.
easy, assists nature
in its sublime effort, leaves the Mother
stronger after than before confinement,
and robs the trying hour of its terror.
No Mother can afford to neglect its use.
Of druggists at 31.00,'or sent by mall on receipt
or price. Writo for book containing valu?
able information for all Mothers, moiled free.
The Brsdfield Begal&tor Co., Atlanta, Go.
Shirts Straight In Front?Importance of
the Children's Gaiters.
Bodices of tailor mndo gowns nro gener?
ally closo Utting, with a loose plastron of
n different material and color. At present
It is tho bodlco affecting the form of tho
applique bolero, square or round, which Is
TAIl.OK MADE gown.
preferred, with the full blouse in front nnd
a wide belB; most often black, of ribbon
wound many times around tho waist.
Skirts are flat in front and at the sides,
nil the fullness being thrown to the back,
where it forms three or five godcts, accord?
ing to tho wearer's figure and the material
employed. The circumference of tho skirt
ranges form four to five yards.
Very few pockets arc seen in jackets,
what there nro being usually concealed
under a fold or trimming.
Tho shoes nnd slippers worn with even?
ing costume must now match the gown in
Children, both Ixjys and girls, who arc
not perfectly robust should always wear
gaiters when going out of doors in cold
weather. There is no reason why the head
and the upper part of the l)ody should l>e
carefully protected from chill whilo the
legs, from the kueos downward, nro no
more warmly covered in the open air than
indoors. Children who are equally well
protected from head to foot arc much less
liable to colds and croup than those who
Combinations of blue and grern are still
very much a la made and are ofton very
charming. In pide tones the suggestion is
of reflections In limpid water, while in tho
deep ones the colors of the peacock sccin to
be repented. With black the strong green
and blue effects are especially happy. Not
quite so satisfactory is tho newer combina?
tion of violet and pale blue, but it is a
novelty and therefore to be chronicled.
Today's illustration shows a tailor made
costume of beige cloth. The skirt has go?
dcts at the lwick, while on the left side art!
three stitched folds ornamented with but?
tons of cut silver. Tho Ixidice Is plain in
the back, while in front there is a yoke of
cashmere embroidered silk, over which the
cloth is arranged In three diagonal folds
decorated with buttons. The close cloth
sleeves are divided near tho top over a puff
of cashmere silk. The soft l>elt is"of pink
velvet, and a Ik?w of pink velvet is placed
on the right shoulder. Tho collarette and
wrist frills are of white lace.
Tho I>Is?tiHted Chinaman.
Tho police of San Francisco have re?
cently been enforcing tho law prohibit*
ing work on Sunday, especially against
Chinese laundrymen. Last Sunday, as a
largo load of theso offenders was being
carted to jail in tho police ambulauco,
n resident of the. western addition asked
tho reason and was informed by a po?
liceman. "Yep," grunted a disgusted
Chin am an, who stood near,' 'mnu workeo
?undny, he go jail?'gainst law workeo
Sunday. Man no workeo, ho go jail??
vag. Amellca heap h?1 of conntly."?
Two Valuta of View.
On 0110 occasion, at a party given by
Sir John Millais, Lady llallo roso to
play tho? violin, when to her iutenso
amusement she heard Laiulsecr cxclnini:
"Good gracious! A woman playing tho
fiddle!" On tho other hand, an old
fashioned nobleman, when ho saw n
gentleman sit down to the piano, con?
temptuously remarked, "I wonder if
tho creature can bow."
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Bargains in Dress Goods,
Bargains in Hosiery,
Bargains in Men's Underwear,
Call and See the Numerous
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MEN AND BOYS.
Exclusive Novelties in Juvenile Clothing
at Much Lower Prices Than Elsewhere; Also
Hats, Gents' Furnishings and Bicycle Snits!
-All at prices so low as to introduce ourselves'to you favor
-ably and to obtain your trade. We have the good points to
-make our business a success?experience and capital. "We
-now want your attention, and will then give you bargains
-that cannot be found in other stores. We can, and will, do
-this. Goods bought from us will be cheerfully exchanged
-or money refunded. -
see Our Diaplay of Fine Ncekwear.
BROTHERHOOD MERCANTILE CO.,
OPPOSITE TERRY BUILDING.
W. C. BURNS, Manager
HAVE A WHOLE HOUSE FULL OF BARGAINS AGA1H THIS WEEK.
We Have Been Quite Busy.
-F?H tiif. past tex days receiving new goods f?r
-on: SPRING TRADE, and we now have ox EXlll
-ditiox tue Laugest Assortment of HOUSE P?RN
-lSIIIN'G GOODS kvKit snows ix ROAXOKE. BlTVIXU
?DIItECT FItOM the largest manufacturers IN large
?QUANTITIES, for spot cash, enables us to MEET ANV
LISTEN, and be Convinced!
- A iieautiful FIVE-PI ECE;tAH15STRY PARLOR
-SUIT, nicely finished, ONLY" $20.
- Also ax Elegrnt Line of MATTING, ranging in
-price at from 10<; to !55(* per vard.
- A Handsome Line op Au.-wool CARPETS at 53c,
-60c and G5p per yard.
- BRUSSELS CARPETS at from l?u to $1.20 per
Bromley's Smyrna Rugs in Beautiful Tints;
?:i(i.\(58, JUST THINK, ONLY $2.39?
?80x58, JUST THINK, ONLY $1.09?
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-:10.\72, OUR PRICE ONLY $2.G5->
-27x04, OUR PRICE ONLY $1.77
-18x80, OUR PRICE ONLY .77
Why not beautify your homes while goods are so
cheap? Especially at the above prices.
GOODBYE UNTIL YOU HEAR FROM US AGAIN.
T?8 E. H, Stewart FnrDitore Co