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The Times has assurauces from Mr. R,
Randolph Hicks that he knew nothing of
and had nothing whatever to do with the
article that appeared in The Times of the
16th under the caption of "I Am a Dem?
The Cabluet talked about the Nicara?
gua canal commission on Friday. The
Pres'den., will soon appoint this commis?
sion. Admiral Walker will represent
the navy; Captain Cartel the army, and
the position of civilian commissioner is
to be offered to Professor Haupt, "of the
"University of Pennsylrania. It^is not
knowu whether the lattei will accept.
He has n ot yet been communicated with.
The Democratic and Populist parties of
Charlotte county have agreed upun the
adoption of a platform of retrenchment
and reform, and the former has endorsed
the proposition of the latter that t'<e
Democratic Slate convention hero In Au?
gust nominate Major Richard V. Gaines,
a Populist, of Charlotte, for'the position
of $ lieutenant governor. Chairman
Adams, of the People's party of Charlotte
county, states in the circular making the
above announcement that the action of
the Democrats and Populists of that
county has been endorsed by a number of
other counties, nnd that a practical
fusion has already been made upou a
basis of dividing the delegates to the gen?
eral assembly, as well as the Stnto ticket.
For this purpose joint primaries '.will be
held in Charlotte, Mecklenburg nnd Hal?
ifax and other counties.
The fact that Prinze Takeheito has
been sent as ambassador extraordinary to
the court of Spain to invest King Alfonso
with the Japanese imperial order of the
crysautheuium, is watched with peculiar
interest by the American Government,
especially as rumors of an offensive and
defensive alliance between those two coun?
tries is reported from London. If, how?
ever, it should prove true ithat Spain is
ready to declare war against the United
States, she will discover that such a
course will be the surest and sp.cedlest
way of losing the island of Cuba; while
Japan would soon find out her mistake
if she attempted by force to prevent the
annexation of Hawaii to the United
States. In other words such a conllict
would only hasten the acquisition of
Cuba and Hawaii by the United States,
towards which the manifest destiny of
this country has been pointing for many
The general convention of the National
Florence Cri? teuton Mission and School
of Methods is now in session at Mountain
Lak<; Park, Maryland, and will continue
until the 19th of this month. Charles N.
Crittontcn, the founder and president of
the mission is conducting the devotional
part of the meeting aud a very interest?
ing program mo has been prepared for the
convention, consisting of papers and ad?
dresses on questions connected with iho
work,reports of officers,reports of homes,
evangelistic services and discussions of
the various subjects written about and
discoursed upon at the meeing. A rescue
home has been located in this city and
a number of persons from here interested
in the work are attending the conven?
GEORGETOWN UNI VERS IT V.
The Times has received a catalogue ol
Georgetown University for 18!l(i-7. It
contains several line views of the college
buildings at Georgetown, I). C, along
with a full description of the various
People often wonder why their nerves arc
so weak; w hy they get tired so easily;
why '-hey start nt every slight but
sudden sound; why they do not sleep
naturally; why they havo frequent
headaches, indigestion and nervous
The explanation is simple. It is found In
that impure blood which is contin?
ually feeding the nerves upon refuse
instead of the elements of strength and
vigor. In auch condition opiate nnd
nerve compounds simply deaden and
do not cure. Hood's Barsaparilla feeds
the nerves pure, rich, red blood; gives
natural sleep, perfect digestion, is t ho
true remedy for all nervous troubles.
Is the One True Wood Puriner. 81 per bottle.
Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co.. Lowell, Mass.
u j? r?'li c,iro hirer Ills; easy to
4100C1 S KIllS take, easy to operate. 23c.
branches taught there, the names of the
faculty and all other matters of interest
connected with that popular and liberally
patronized institution of learning, ?esldo
the regular collegiate course, the school
of medicine connected with the university
Is one of tbe finest in the United States,
and well worthy the patronage of those
who desire a thorough medical education.
Tho law departmeut is on the same
scale of thoroughness as the rest of the
university, aud, as the records show, re?
ceives a liberal patronage also. Tbe total
number of students at the college last
session was G'J4, representing thirty-eight
States aud the District of Columbia, while
others were from Central America, Can?
ada, England, Spain and Greece.
SPAIN AND JAPAN.
The report from London that Spain and
Japan had formed an alliance against
the United States Is not credited in Wash
ington. This is not because there is any
doubt that this government has increased
the ill-will of these two countries,but be?
cause the situation has not developed far
enough to make such an alliance proba?
ble. Moreover it is not 'believed that
Japan would burden herself with such an
alliance, as It Is tho "general opinion that
by uniting with Spain in a conillct'wlth
this country Japan would be weakened
instead of receiving any substantial sup?
port. Tho latter country is, however,
ready to do anything practicable to pre?
vent tho annexation of Hawaii to tho
United 'States, aud it seenia'to be gener?
ally admitted that a dilatory policy on
the part of this government in this mat?
ter may lead to grave complications. It
is thought that the London dispatches
are inspired by a spirit of resentment at
the Bering Sea correspondence |and that
they are a sort of remiuder to this coun?
try that wo may be menaced by other
countries, and therefore .cannot afford to
be otherwise than amenable toward Great
Britain. It is regarded as in the nature
of a notice that we had better'approach
the Bering Sea question in a spirit of ac?
commodation; butasto'the immediate re?
sult, it is likely that Wu3ter of this sort
will hasten action on the Hawaiian
treaty. If Jit should 'appear that Japan
rea'ly has any Intention of attempting to
take possession of Hawaii or of inciting a
revolt against the government on the
Islands their formal annexation will be
promptly effected by this country.
GOVERNMENTAL CONTROL OF THE
The New Orleans Times-Democrat in
earnestly advocating and urging upon
Congress the resumption by'the Federal
Government of the control of the tele?
graph, which it possessed half a century
ago, is ?ngaged in a work which deserves
the hearty co-operation of the press of
the country. Some yf ars ago when the
question of governmental control of the
telegrnph and its management as a pa**t
or the postal system came up for discus?
sion on such a recommendation from the
then Postmaster Genend, the Times
Democrat, with a large majority of the
American newspapers, doubted the advis?
ability of a postal telegraph, from the
fear that the addition of such a large
force to the already enormous army of
Federal employes would have a disturb?
ing effect on the politics of the country in
the attempt of the part) In power to use
the telegraph service to continue the con?
trol of the Government.
The extension of the civil service rules
in the last few years to the postal ser?
vice, so as to include all clerks,letter car I
riers and other employes, has removed
any apprehension heretofore existing on
the score of politics. The Postofllce De?
partment cuts no part In politics, and is
of no more value to the party in po\v< r
here than it is in England or France,
where the telegraph is already under gov?
ernmental control aud management to
the complete satisfaction of the press and
With this the o.Uy serious abjection tc
a postal telegraph removed, the question
I cau now be dispassionately discussed,
j wnetber or not such service would be ad?
vantageous to the press nnd to the conn
try, and there are many reasons for be?
lieving it would be. It would not only
result in improving tbe service, as has
been shown in England and France, but
there would be a reduction in telegraph
tolls, which would greatly lessen tbe ex
? pense and greatly facilitate communica?
tion among the people. Throughout the
J country many of tbe telegraph offices
close after dark, and in some of the com?
paratively large cities they close before
midnight. This rvorks to the serious d's
advantage of the press in the transmis?
sion of news, and in the case of individ?
uals is often tbe source of unfortunate
delays nnd great annoyance and anxiety.
The expenses of tho.Western Union are
said to be not over CO per cent, of what
they were in 1807, and yet the tolls are
j as high now as they then were. There
J has been a marked decline in all lines of
I journalistic expenditure, except iu the
I telegraph service; while the demand for
news is such that these charges havo rel?
atively doubled in the past ten years,
so that now they constitute from 10 to 20
per cent, of the gross expenses as com?
pared with Si or 10 per cent, in 1B87.
Specials have either become an expesive
luxury, or the tolls have prevented many
journals from getting much telegraph
matter that thoy otherwise would take.
Hundreds of petitions have been pre?
sented to Congress in favor of a pos tal tel
egaph system operated like that in Eng?
land as apart of the Postoflico Depart?
ment, which has given such satisfaction
to the press and people of that country,
and fourteen Congressional committees
have at different times reported in favor
of the change, Congress even going so far
ou one occasion ub to pass the necessary
bill for Its establishment. On all these
occasions the Western Union was saved
by the press, which was unwilling to see
the telegraph pass cnder governmental
control, iu the fear that it might become
tangled up in politics. Now that this
fear no longer exists, It is the duty of the
press, in view of the fact that there ap?
pears to be no chance for relief from op?
pressive charges.to demand ?hat the Uni?
ted States resume the control of the tele?
graph which it possessed half a century
ago, and which England, France and
nearly all European countries exercise
to day with the greatest general satisfac?
THE DOG NUISANCE.
To the Editor of The 'Times:?"Notice
?No dogs; allowed In here." This is
posted in a conspicuous position iu the
market house,'hut the .dogs "seem to pay
no attention whatever to said notice and
congregate in great 'numbera throughout
the market square, much to the annoy?
ance of people who have business there.
Only yesterday morning > ;lady who was
just recovering from a severe .attack ;of
neuralgia and Its accompanying nervous
prostration, was startled by two huge
dogs bouncing against her in their efforts
to master each other, Not long since
one of the men selling on the.'market had
several dozen of eggs Jbroken],by th? same
kind of performance. ;
Scarcely a day passes that one or more
dog lights do not occur on the market. Is
there ,uo law to prohibit this dog nui?
sance, or is it simply not enforced:' It is
a disgrace to 1 any town ^of "respectable
pretenstous, much less a city claiming
such a nigh state of civilization as Koa
noke. If no law exists by which dogs
can bo kept out of the market,where they
are a constant source of annoyance an?1
danger to women aud children, then
can't, you, Mr. Times, get our Council to
pass oue? CITIZEN.
FEAR OF A LABOR RIOT.
Workshops iu Valparaiso, Chili, Closed by
Valparaiso, Chill, July 17.?There is a ]
general feai here that f repetition of the
bloody labor riots of 189C, when scores
of rioters were shot down by the police and
militia, is at hand. The situation is
critical. It was brought about by the
action of the mayor of Valparaiso in or?
dering oue thousand workshops closed,
thereby throwing thousands of men out
Unles- something is done Immediately
to provide for the idle serious trouble will
The authorities only quelled the riots
of lyOO after a great lo3S of life. The
rioters at that time looted scores oi stores
to obtain food and clcthing, and the re?
sult was'.that the police aud militia were
called out to put an end to the trouble.
Scores of idle men were shot down and
cut down iu the streets.
They Will Take Hundreds of Thousands
of Dollars to Alabama.
New York, July 17.?A large and
wealthy family of Latin-American no?
mads from Biazil landed here to-day on
their way to Alabama, where they in?
tended to engage in ^tho "cattle raising
business. The family comprises fifty-six
persons nnd was brought here on the
steamship Patria, from Hamburg. They
have in their possession .$220.000 in gold,
their entire cash capital. The patriarch
of the tribe is Miguel Nicolai, seventy
years old, who began raising coffee and
cotton on a Brazil ranch fifty-five years
ago. During the last four years, while
Brazil has been divided by internal trou?
bles, Nicolai and his family have been
journeying through ^many lands. After
realizing on their property in Brazil they
went to Louisiana, where they made
some money iu cotton raising. They next
tried Missouri with indifferent results,
and emigrated to Russia. There they
found the prospects unattractive anil
went In turn to France, Switzerland
and Prussia. They have now conduced
that the most promising field for invest
meilt of their capital and labor is in the
South. Miguel Nicolai has four sous and
many grandchildren and grott grahehll
dren. . Ten dogs and a cat accompany
I he family.
THE SULTAN SUBMITS. ~
Constantinople, July 17. ? Tewflk
Pasha, the foreign minister, informed the
ambassadors to-day that the sultan had
agreed in the principle of the demands of
the powers and was prepared to accept
their views on the peace conditions.
It. remains to be seen at to morrow's
conference between Tewflk Pasha and the
ambassadors what the acceptance
nmounts to. As the grand vlzer is known
to oppose the acceptance of the terms of
the powers and has not yet resigned, it is
believed that a further hitch will be dis?
covered, although it is reported that the
sultan's sudden decision is due to the
receipt of another peremptory telegram
from the czar.
Dwale, Va., July 17.?A mass meeting
of the Democrats of Dickinson county
was held at Cllntwood, and her five dele?
gates, appointed to .the Roanoke conven?
tion. The meeting' was well attended,
and the following delegates were ap?
pointed: James H. Long, John M.
Skeen, C. W. Powers, Joseph C. Keer
and Alfred A. Skeen. After some discus?
sion the delegates were instructed for
Hon. .1 H?ge Tyler for governor, and W.
R. Alexander for attorney-general.
M'KINLEY TO GO WEST.
San Francisco, July 17.?President
McKinley has planned to visit ^tlie Yel?
lowstone Park next September. San
Francisco citizens wil' invite him to
visit that city.
STRUCK AN ICEBERG.
Car iff, July 17.- The British steamer
Sbeerness. Captain Norman,which arrived
here July 13 from Montreal, had bows
damaged from contact with an iceberg off
the coast of Newfoundland.
TO ENTERTAIN THE PRINCE.
Lonon, Juiy 17.? Mr. and Mrs. v-'hlto
law Held will entertnin the Prince and
Princess of Wales at a dinner at their
residence on Canton House Terrace, thiw
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prices and grade of goods. We do
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identical. First the doctors are con?
sulted, and their prescription of potash
and mercury is takeu faithfully, but
without result. Months pass, and the
mercurial dose is continued, until
finally, his condition being- no better,
or often worse, the patient becomes
discouraged and decides to change
Patent medicines are then taken,
but' until the right one is found the
results arc the same. S. S. S. is the
only blood remedy on the market
which is guaranteed purely vegetable.
It is the only one that contains no
mercury, no potash, or other mineral,
and therefore is the only one that
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Mr. Joseph C. Mygatt, of No. 400 Han?
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At one time there were fourteen car?
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FRANK LESLIE'S MONTHLY.
A special fiction number is Frank Les?
lie's Popular Monthly for August. There
arc ?teven complete stories, all illustrated,
and all are bright and clever, the one by
Margaret E. Sangster being particularly
noticeable for its sweet simplicity. But
the number is not given up entirely to
fiction. There is an attractive illustrated
paper entitled "A Grandee of tho
Fiel'ls," In which Martha McCullouch
Willtnmschats entertainingly of tobacco,
its history and cultivation. The Univer?
sity of Virginia is the subject, of an ar?
ticle by William Heath Dabney, forming
the tenth paper of this magazine's popu?
lar series on American Uu'versities and
Colleges; it is illustrated ^with good por?
traits and views.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDI?
CINE, RICHMOND, VA.
The attendance during the last session
of this institution was so great, (thero
being 270 students)that additional teach?
ing facilities were necessitated. Conse?
quently, a large modern structure, with
a capacity for 500 stu lents, is ;now being
built and will 1 0 ready roe occupancy at
the opening of the next session, Septem?
ber :10. Every convenience and facility
will then be offered medical, dental nnd
pharmaceutical students for the pursu?
ance of their respective studies. The ex?
cellent standing of its graduates in all of
the departments, whenever they have ap?
peared In competitive examinations, as
attested by the public records, hespeiks a
brilliant future for tbe University Col
lego of Medicine. The faculty numbers
51 professors and instructors, with Dr.
Hunter McGulre. M. D.. LL. D., as pres?
ident. See advertisement elsewhere.
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