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Senator Morgan is still harping on
Cuba, but everything !s so quiet on the
island that it is difficult to realize a state
of war as existing there. General Gomez
is either preparing for a great coup or
Weyler 1b having it all his own way,
which view of the situation being correct
it is hard at present to determine.
The cold weather which has prevailed
in the East Atlantic states with little In?
termission for the past three weeks is
said to be the severest experienced at
this season for years. Heavy frosts have
occurred in this locality for several
nights. In some places ice of considera?
ble thickness has been found cn standing
water. As far as can bo ascertained,
howevei, there has been no serious dam?
age to fruit.
The case of fourth-class postmasters In
Democratic districts* of this State have
not yet been taken up by the fourth as?
sistant postmaster general, as it has not
been decided who will name such appoint?
ments. In districts represented by Re?
publicans the Congressmen have been al?
lowed to name men to All vacancies and
to replace postmasters whose terms have
expired, but to the State at lame it Is yet
to be determined whether the Republican
members of Congress or the Republican
State committee will be allowed the priv?
ilege ofjlisposlng of/the patronage.
The withdrawal of Dr. Hunter from the
senatorial rnce in Kentucky may open the
way for an elect'on, tut it is hard to tell
just yet what the effect will be. In view
of the recent charges of bribery preferred
against him and his indictment by the
grand jury his withdrawal from the sen?
atorial race at this time seems very ill?
advised. It is not meant by this to say
that he is m the least sense guilty of the
charges against him; but it is always bet?
ter to fight a tl ing of the kind out than
to retire under the Are of the enemy.
The flood situation on the lower Mis?
sissippi is serious in the extreme. The
levee has given away on the Louisiana
side below Natchez and many line plan?
tations are inundated. New Orleans Is
in a fever of excitement, and although
the authorities insist that there is no dan?
ger it has been decided to build the lovees
two feet higher. The Carrolton levee,
about which there Is the most excitement,
stands at the head of the finest residence
avenue in the city, and' as a spectator
stands on the top he looks upon the roofs
of mansions while almost wetting his feet
in the mighty river that is now eager to
break its bonds. One glauce at the pic?
ture is sufficient to account for the anx?
iety of the people, which has led to much
hitter attack upon the work of the levee
boartl. All along the river from the
jncction of the Ohio there is great devas?
tation and suffering. Millions of acres are
submerged, and unless immediate relief
is afforded the the people there is nothing
left but to die of starvation or perish in
the all-pervading waters. Congress will
have to take the matter in band after the
floods have subsided, and provide such a
system of fortification from these annual
overflows of the Mississippi as the neces?
sities of the people demand and the duties
of a great government to ^protect its oitl
' Kens require.
Hon. Joseph W. Bailey, of Texas,
leader of the ^Democrats in the]House of
Representatives, has consented to deliver
an address at Roanoke College on com?
mencement day, June Mi, and United
States Senator Wellington, of Maryland,
is to speak to the literary societies of the
institution on the 1.5th of the same
month. Both are men of national repu?
tation, and in securing them to deliver
addresses at the (dose of the session, the
managers ofjjtbe college" are particularly
fortunate. Mr. Bailey, though a young
man, is already regarded as the.rightful
successor of the late Speaker Crisp, and
those who know him well predict a bright
future for him. The fact that he prefers
mental improvement and study to the
social dissipations of the National Capital
speaks much for his judgment and good
sense, and in declining to wear a dress
ult on any occasion he has the sympathy
Is caused by torpid liver, which prevents diges?
tion and permits food to ferment ami putrify In
the stomach. .Then follow dizziness, headache,
insomlna, nervousness, and,
If not relieved, bilious fover
or blood poisoning. Hood's
Pills stimulate the stomach,
rouse ihr- liver, cure headache, dizziness, con?
stipation, etc. 25 cents. Sold bv all ilrut-'i;lsts.
Tbc only Pills to take with llood s Sarsaparllla,
of a large number of young men in this
country who do not huppen to own one.
Mr. Balley'B, Balury as a Congressman
would, of course, allow him to get as
mnuy dress suits as the most exorbitant
demands of society might require, but
that just at this time ho experiences more
rlensuro In courting knowledge than in
paying attentions to tho fair sex proves
he is possessed'of tue most laudable am?
bitions and is sure to win fame and suc?
cess if the Democratic party should come
Into power while he is such au active and
imposing figure in it. Senator Welling?
ton, of Maryland, ha* been called a ma?
chine politician by some who were not
able to prevent his advancement, but tho
members of his party in Maryland believe
that the recent Republican success in that
State was largely due to his management
and has honored him accordingly.
THE TURKO- GREEKISH WAR.
Reports from the seat of war in Europe
seem to show that the Turks are getting
the best of tho fighting, with the pros?
pects of forcing tho Greeks to meet them
upon the plains of Thessaly. They have
captured Tyrnava, tho only accessable
routo for their armies to advance on La?
rissa, the headquarters of Prince Cou
stautine, which is practically unfortified.
Tho great preponderance of the Turks in
numbers and equipments will place the
Greeks at great disadvantage, and, if the
former show the same pluck and tenacity
they have displayed in forcing Melouna
j Pass, the Greeks will be unable to resist
them successfully. Both'sides display
splendid courage, the Greeks fighting
with a bravery and enthusiasm worthy
of the men from whom they are descended,
while the desperate valor of the Turks
proves to tho worldjthut*) though their
country may be disintegrating they have
lost none of their old-time vim and
Military experts in this country "and in
Europe seem to think that, with their
immense preponderance in numbers and
resources, tho Turks will eventually over?
come the Greeks, and, unless tho great
powers Intervene, will dictate their terms
of peace at Athens. They have already
shown that man to man they are able to
cope with the Greeks anywhere, and when
the comparative strength of the two
countries Is considered in the figures
given below, it looks**llke "tho resistance
of the Greeks to the Turkish advance is
vain and hopeless. Tho Turkish army on
a war footing numbers l.lO.T.b'OO men,
while the total fighting strength of the
Greeks Is only 275,377. The Turkish uavy
has 115 vessels, and the Greeks have only
13. Such figures as these are appalling,
but brave little Greece is fighting for
race and religion, and 'it does net seem
possible that European nations can stand
idly by and see the country devastated
and the people murdered by the barbar?
ous Turks. The following figures show
the relative strength of the armies and
navies of the two countries in detail:
TURKISH ARMY?WAR FOOTING.
Standing armv. 3451,(100
Hamidinn cavalry. (15,000
Total. . 1.105,800
GREEK ARMY?WAR FOOTING.
Standing army. 24.877
Reserve force. 104,5011
Territorial army. . 140,000
Total. 275,377 j
Armored battleships. 15 j
Armored gunboats. 3
Unarmored gunboats. 20
j Despatch vessels.27
Torpedo boats (No. 1).37
Torpedo boats (No. 2). 5
Total. 115 I
Armored battleships. 5
I Uiiurmoicd. 4
FA R M ER CON VI CT ED.
The Jury Compromise on Eighteen Years'
Dwale, Dickens Co., Yn., April 21.?
(Special;?E. W. Farmer was convicted at
Clintwood yesterday and sentenced to
eighteen years' iinprisnnmcntjjin the pen?
itentiary, for kil ling Robert Baker last
January. Then' were eight of the jurors
for hanging him and the remaining four
for a term in the penitentiary; but a com?
promise broughtjibout au agreement,
which resulted in the verdict as above.
It is said his attorneys will make au effort
to have the verdict set aside, but'it. is not
: at all probable that, it will bit done.
Farmer is a painter l>\- profession, is
I thirty-live years of age, and has a wife
j ami two small children. lie came here.
I about t wo years ago, and secured employ?
ment in Clintwood, where be has been at
work for the greater part, ol the time
RESPITE FOR GENTRY.
Htrrisburg, Pa.. April 21.?The board
of pardons has recommended commuta?
tion of death sentence Imposed upon
James B Gentry for the murder of Ac?
tress Madge YorV.es. lo imprisonment for
life, it is officially announced that Gov?
ernor Hasting-: would approve the recom?
mendation. Gentry was to have been
CANOVAS IS DOUBTFUL.
Havana, April 21.?Premier Canovas,
according to the Statements of the several
Havana newspapers, has stated tlmt the
government considers" it. expedient to'
wait, for confirmation of the'news :? tu
the pacification of Cuba before the estab?
lishment of reforms. The official press
argues from this that the date of putting
the reforms Into effect will not be remote
A COSTLY BRIDGE.
San Francisco, April 21?The Boutern
Pacific railroad is making arrangements
to build a bridge across the Mississippi,
five miles above New Orleans, to cost. five
million dollars It, will be dcublo tracked.
Bread, Rol!s,Clnnamon Runs,hot ov< rj
evening. J, J, Catogul.
MR. WILSON'S CANDIDACY.
To the Ktlitor of The Times:?;AUow us
to express In the culmuus of The Times
our admiration of the course o' Mr. Johu
Archer Wilson, who has announced his
candidacy for ronomination by the Demo?
cratic party us Counciltuaulfrom the Sec?
Two years nao he was nominated by ac?
clamation, and elected by a handsome
Ho has discharged his duties with an
energy and persistency unsurpassed by
any member of the body, and he bus ob?
served throughout his term a punctuality
and strict attention to business that has
rendered his administiatlon of the office
thoroughly acceptable to all who have
evinced sufficient interest to examine his
During Iiis incumbency ho has attended
every meeting of his committees without
exception and every meeting of Council,
both regular and special, except one, and
on that occasion ho was prevented by un?
It has been his invariable practico to
thoroughly investigate every measure
upon which bis vote has been required,
and then to cast it as dictated by his liest
judgment, "without fear or favor" and
regardless of individual or corpornte in?
terests wlien they conflicted with his
views of justico anil the city's welfare.
In pursuing this course ho has necessa?
rily "run amuck" of the ambitions of
sundry local "would-be" leaders in poll
tics and sponsors of jobs galore, who have
had the effrontery, in their efforts to
defeat him at the primaries, to insult the
manhood of free-born citizens by endeav?
oring to control their votes against him
on grounds strictly personal to them.
We appeal to the voters of the Second
war'* to investigate Mr. Wilson's record
iu Council and be governed by it alone.
Should they desire to deal in personalities
let thorn deal with the candidate direct,
and we have no doubt he will be amply
able to defend his fair name as beseems a
We deplore Mr. Kditor.thc besmirching
of a character of a man who has lived so
long among us, by any such base means
? as we have .-eason to believe are being cm
ployd in this preliminary campaign.
Mr. Wilson's record }p Council speaks
for itself and challenges investigation,
and the course pursued by these genera?
tors of personal and private prejudice is
self-indicative of the weakness of their
cause and their inability to rise to the
plane of even ordinary citizenship.
Mr. Wilson is at present chairman of
the committee on sowers, and a member
of tbe committee on lights and schools
He has taken much interest and spent
much time in good work upon the sub?
jects indicated above, besides this (al?
though he is. by reason *of 'Iiis antece?
dents, and conscientiously, an advocate of
Democracy ns implied to politics, na?
tional,State an'1 municipal) he bas'always
personally investigated the grievances of
his constituents regardless of their poli?
tics, creed or race, and exerted himself
strenuously to their alleviation.
It is well known, .Mr. Kditor, "that a
representative of the people cannot guard
their interest against the "thimble rig?
ging " of a ring of local politicians with?
out incurring the enmity of the latter,
and. "per contra," it should be distinctly
understood that he should not, antl must
not be hampered in the discharge of his
sworn duty by such puerile, not? to say.
We trust to the good judgement and
sense of fair play of the voters of the Sec?
ond ward to array themselves upon the
riuht side of this matter, and we feel, as
before stated, that ^Mr. Wilson should be
judged by his public acts in the interests
of the public, and not by the Miuse insin?
uations that are being made by his per?
sonal euemles, and which, as they dare
not .inals e them to his face, he cannot de?
mean himself to notice.
Should evil 'inlluences prevail in this
contest, and we have no idea that they
will, it can be truly said of Mr. Wilson
that he "leaves the oflice with clean
bands, certainly with empty ones."
"ONE WHO HAS EXAMINED HIS
SMYTHE OUT OF OFFICE.
Another Fat Job at the Disposal of the
Washington, April 21.?Hon. Henry M.
Smythe, ,minister to Hayti and charge
d'affaires at San Domingo, who returned
recently on a sixty-day leave of absence,
nud though his leave has not half expired,
his resignation has been accepted by the
Secretary of State.
There is something strange about this
proceeding. Nothing could be learned re?
garding it at the State Department this
evening, and ns Mr. Smythe. is still in the
mountains of North Carolina, in the vi?
cinity of Abbeville, where he went to re?
cuperate, it may be some time before the
true inwardness of Mr. Smythe's resigna?
tion will become known.
There is evidently some mystery about
it, and from the reticence of the State
Department oflieials?the absolute re?
fusal to give any reasons for Mr.
Smythe's sudden resignation?is believed
that some diplomacy of an important na?
ture is involved.
No appointment has yet been made of a
successor to Mr. Smythe, and it is hardly
probable that this tropical plum will fall
to any of the Virginia pie hunters in that
State who are applying for it.
Bread,Rolls.Cinnamon Huns, hot every
evening. J. .T. Catogni.
It is not a remedy put up by any Tom,
Dick or Harry ;it is'compoundcd by expert
pharmacists. Ely Bros, offer a in cent
trial si/e. Ask your druggist. Full size
Cream Balm 50 cents, We mail it.
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Since 1801 I havo"bcen a great sufferer
from catarrh. 1 tried Ely's Cream Balm
ami to all appearances am cured. Terri?
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Major U. S. Vol. and A. A. Gen., Buffalo,
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Saturday. April 10;h,
offer the entire
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want of room we are compelled to
sacrifice them. Don't wait until
they are all picked over.
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2 Clothing Company,
r 202 Salem Avemtc.
f 205 Henry Street.
Col. Geo. P. Tnyloe died Sunday night,
April 18, 181)7. and was laid to rest Tues?
day. '2(Jth inst.. beside the beloved wife
who fell asleep in January. 1881. No
more beautiful tribute'could be paid this
honored friend than the one from the pen
of a Hoanoke Iriend several years ago,
which I beg to repeat:
- "This silver haired sire is one of those
Vircinians of" the old regime in whom
everything yields to the scruples of honor,
and whose political sympathies have all
the. warmth and purity of high-minded*
uess. There is a calm, benignant expres?
sion which seems to have dwelt [always
on that serene, noble face; a quiet, happy
smile full of courtesy and sweetness illu?
minates it, attracting people of all ages
and condition. It is nf ture's calm smile
that rests upon the Christian's face, 'like
music on the evening's breeze, so sweet,
so soft.' The intercourse with this pro
gressive world, this snirit of continual
push on has not changed the tone of his
holier feelings, or broken those musical
chords of the heart, whose vibrations are
so sympathetic, tender aadV touching in
the evening of his pure life. And when
that evening shall have passed, the foot?
prints he leaves belli nil wc should try to
The evening has passed and the night
has come and he has entered paradise.
His long association with '.St. John's P.
K. Church, in which he poured into its
work the energies of his ?tiong mind and
arient heart until its life was his life:
and his life its life, endeared him to the
entire congregation. His character was
so marked that he aroused no antago?
nisms. His place here can never be fillet*;
it will bo a broken link throughout eter?
nity, but the memory of his worth and
Christian example will be here preserved
forever. The community at largo felt the
power of the moral dignity of this noble
man, the purity of his purposes the real?
ity of his zeal, and the exalted earnest?
ness of his life?there is "Peace, perfect
pence, with loved ones far away; in
Jesus' keeping he is safe and they."
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is equally efficient for itching piles and
a favorite remedy for soro nipples,
chapped hands, chilblains, frost bites
and chronic sore eyes. !2.r> cts. per box.
Dr. Cndy's Condition Powders, are
just what a horse needs when in bad
condition. Tonic, blood purifier and
vermifuge. They are not food but
medicine and the best in use to put a
horso in prime condition. Price 25
cents per package.
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