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Professor Andree.the Swedish explorer,
Irs started ou his balloon expedition to
the North Pole. Many men have been
placed in lunatic asylums for advocating
more reasonable schemes than this; but
in these days every folly that hic'es itself
under the wings of science is sure of
much undeserved recognition.
Uradstreot aud Dun & Co. did not
agree as to the conditions of trade last
week, the former taking a rather gloomy
view of the situation, while th"> latter
still saw many siuns of steady improve?
ment in business conditions. It is hoped
the views of Dun <fc Co. may prove cor?
rect and that the country is really on tho
eve of improved business * conditions.
The people are very tired of waiting for
the promised Republican ^prosperity.
It now appears that the dilatory policy
of Turkey in accepting the basis of peace
proposed by the powers was due to secret
encouragement given the sultan by the
Emperor of Germany. The latter, how?
ever, when he found he was isolating bis
scovernment from the great powers of
Europe, quickly receded from the stand
he bad taken and joined in with the rest
in the pressure '.brought to bear on the
porte, with the prospect of ending the
deadlock which be bad caused.
The House a?d Senate conferees are re?
ported to have ngreed on a tarifT schedule
and as this was the maiu bone of conten?
tion, ttic sarly passage of the bill is pre?
dicted. The American people, without
regard to paity, are anxious to have the
tariff question settled and give the Re?
publicans every | opportunity to bring on
their promised prosperity. There are
many, however, who do not believe pros?
perity and a tariff bill are )by any means
synonymous. On tue contrary they have
serious doubts aoout the eflicacy of any
porposed Republican legislation as a pro?
moter of better times.
Minister Woodford has been instructed
by the government to press the Ruiz
claim for $75,000 as soon as he arrives in
Madrid, and the prospects are that Spain
will again becorne^very much irritated at
the "persistence of Yankees." This will
make no difference, however,with the ad?
ministration. Justice must be done to
the family of the man who was unjustly
imprisoned and probably murdered by
the Spanish authorities, or the United
States will enforce its demands with can?
non and muskets. The reported alliance
of Spain and Japan will not have any
efTect on the course of the administration
in this matter.
Notwithstanding the anger of the Brit- I
Ish at the time of Secretary Sherman's j
note on the seal question the English au- I
thoritleshave consented to a conference on j
the question which will be held in Wash- |
ingtou next fall. Secretary Sherman in j
accordance with diplomatic usage might j
have said all be <Md in a less offensive
manner; but what has been done cannot
be remedied, and after all it is not prob?
able that anything serious will result
from Mr. Sherman's note. John Bull
has a way of blaming American politics
for ali lapses of international courtesy on
our part and no doubt he is partly cor?
rect in so doing. The lion's tail has been
twisted several times in this country for
political effect only.
The Alaskan gold fever has struck New
York anil the exc itement there is nearly j
as great as :n 184), when the rush to Cali?
fornia began. In Seattle, State of Wasli
ington, the reports of gold discoveries in j
the Yukon country have caused great ex- !
citement, and a general rush of people to j
the land where the yellow metal is scoop- |
ed up a*, the rate of $4 a shovel-full is Jin !
progress. Men congregate in groups on
the strtot in excited discussion,and there
is a feverish desire among all classes to
get Ncrtb. The exltement lias extended
to the members of the pollcf force )and
the street car tuen, who *ro serving no?
tices on their employers of their intention
to quit work and go to the gold fields,
and even the merchants are feaiful that
their help will leave them. There must
he something substantial in the reports
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THE. FAMOAN PROBLEM.
While the administration is looking
after Hawniian affairs those of the Samoa n
Islands also demand attention. Un?
der an agreement with England and Ger?
many the United States some years ago
entered into an agreement with those
governments for a joint protectorate over
the islands. This, nmone other things,
involved the establishment of a consulate
there which calls for an expenditure of
about *10,000 by tho American govern?
ment, which is out of all proportion to
benefits accruing, and unless some ar?
rangement can be made by which the
trade of the islands with the United
States can be increased this will prove to
be nothing but a clear waste of .^inoney.
President McKinley has made a careful
investigation into the subject of the joint
control and has come"to tho conclusion,
so It is said, that tho present arrange?
ments are anything but satisfactory to
the few Americans in the islands of Sa?
moa or to the natives themselves. He re?
cently appointed Mr. Church Howe, of
Nebraska, to the consulate at Apia and
he will no doubt be directed to report
fully on the condition of n (fairs on the
islands and it is probable that the United
States ministers in England and Germany
will be directed to enter into negotiations
for a change in the existins afiairs. The
entire value of tho imports into Apia dur?
ing the year 1896 was ^only $304,000, of
which the United States contributed less
than $50,000 worth, while Mie exports
from the islands, consisting mainly of
copra,which is a preparation of cocoanut,
were only $203,047. Tue entire revenue
to the Samoan government for 180(5 was
but a very small fraction over.$20,000|and
of this sum fully 8 per cent, went to?
wards the maintenance of the foreign
officials foisted upon tie Samoans under
the Berlin agreement. From the above,
it is easy to see that the United States
government ought to abandon the protec?
torate and annex the islands or leave the
British nnd German governments in un?
THE DISTRIBUTION OF SEEDS.
Secretnry Wilson, of the Agricultural
Department, seems to be deeply inter?
ested in tho work of his department.as he
has a'ready called the attention ot the
farmers to many innovations by which
they may be materially benefited. His
work in behalf of sugar beet culture
promises to bo of great practical benefit
to the country if his advice is followed,
and hi- labors to introduce American
products into the European markets have
also been of a very satisfactory character.
He does not, like his predecssor, Mr.
Morion,trouble himself much about finan?
cial questions, seeming to take the mue
sensible view that the best financiers me
thoae who understand how to accumulate
money, and that when farmers nie suc?
cessful in this respect their own condition
and that of the people of the country will
be materially improved. In the matter
of seed distribution he is reported to favor
the restoration of tiio old system by
which seeds were purchased in the open
market and distributed from the agricul?
tural department. Under the present law
the appropriation of the seed division of
the department is $130,000. Of this sum
not more than $20,000 can be used Injsala
ries to clerks and other employes; while
the remaining $110,000 nnder the system
inaugurated by Secretary Morgan went
for the direct purchase and distribution
of seed. This sum resulted in doubling
the number of packages that could be
sent out,and in a (treat saving of expense,
but It deprived members of no little pat?
ronage. The attempt of Secretary Wilson
to restore the old system will meet with
a vigorous light on the part of the mem?
bers of Congress who desire seeds more
than patronage,and while there were many
objectionable features in connection with
Secretary Morton's administration of the
Agricultural Department it would appear
that in this last matter Iiis pleasure is
more in conformance with the interests
of the public than the old one which Sec
rctarv Wilson would revive.
Hon. C. B Hush, president of the Gil
mer countv (W, Vn.) court, says that he
has had three cases of llux in his family
(luring the past summer, which be cured
in less than a week with Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
Mr. Bush also states, that in sonio in?
stances there were twenty hemorrhages a
day.?Glenville, W. Va., Pathfinder.
This remedy has been used in nine epi?
demics of flux nnd one of cholera with
perfect success. It can always be de?
pended upon for bowel com plaint,even in
its most severe forms. Every family
Should keep it at hand. Tho 25 und 50
cent bottles for sale by II. C. Barnes,
"He puts up prescriptions."
If your horses are lame and you find
that no one else Is able to make them go
straight, take them around to J. S.
BHANER, 3117 Salem avenue, and he
GUARANTEES to make them yo all
right, No doubt about this, lie is the man
to fix your horses up 0. K. This "old
reputation" is played out. Work tells
AT CROCKETT SPRINGS.
Crockett Springs, juiv 1?.
Editor Roanoke Tluiesj?-A; man well
known In public affairs once told me that
thd word "Tennessee" ls-always a heav?
enly bluo to him, for It Is associated In
his mind with courtlog days and tho most
beautitul summer skies. In llkf manuer,
to any one who has been a guest at
Crockett Spriugs, the name of the place
may bo colored green 'from the limitless
forests that rest the oyein whatever direc?
tion they may turn, or golden, from the
sunshine that falls between the cool shad?
ow* on Perdita mountain. Crockett's
has many attractions. To tho wearied
business man, the very . wildness of tho
nature around is welcome. He is de?
lighted to find that there ls no method in
the grouping of the boulders in "Purga?
tory creek. Here are no banks?but
river banks, no telegraph lines except
those established by Cupid. It is true
that one city man has been reminded by
a humblo plant growing near. a stream
of the mint \n the distant city where he
lives, but he deserves to be fined.
Mountain climbs makes vigorous appe?
tites, and it is a part of the fitness of
things that the fare at the hotel should
be gcod.. For those who 'desire interest?
ing society and pleasaat conversation,
I both may be found in the hotel parlor, iu
the dining room and on the loug piazza.
Names of charming guests might be
given were it not a glowing conviction in
the mind of the present writer that both
men and women should avoid publicity
i except when the business affairs of lift
demand it, and that it should not he
forced upon people by newspaper writers.
Wo sometimes feel like asking tho corres?
pondent: Who are you that you should
go up and down the earth like a circus
poster, labelling people "talented" and
"handsome:" it is [sometimes taking as
great h libertv to praise as to condemn.
A number of people from Roanoke are
at Crockett's now, among them are two
ladies of the same family who for many
years have probably done'more than any
other people in the city to brighten its
social life with ref ned aud gracious hos?
pitality. In the ball room, recently fin?
ished, dainty Danville dresses flutter side
by side with Texas tulle, Roanoke ]rib
bons and Richmond ruffles,and the bright
wearers of these are as attractive iu con?
versation as when dancing. On certain
days of the week there are probably as
many men as womon in the hotel. The
insurance man did nob ask me once to in?
sure with him,he played ten-pins instead,
and I saw one of Roanoke's business meu
making water-wheels. Regular visitors
to Crockett's will be glad to lind here
some prominent Richmond people *ivho
were here last year. -' Other guests are
from Rocky Mount, Washington, Ken?
tucky aud West Virginia. M. F. S.
MR. BRYAN ON THE TRUSTS, f
Mr. Bryan nt his meetings in Califor?
nia, where he has addressed nearly the
whole population of the State, while giv?
ing precedence to the^ilnanclal question,
has not neglected other subjects of im?
portance. His attacks upon the trusts
have been extremely forcible, because he
has eschewed futile denunciation and re?
stricted bis arraignment to the facts,
which are more eloquent than the most
torrid rhetoric. He has been careful to
point out that the extortion practised by
these combinations that have monopolized
the country's natural resources and cap
tured its transportation system is not the
wcrsc feature ,of their blighting domi?
nance over industry and trade. The
greatest evil represented by the trusts is,
as Mr. Bryaa says,that they are chauging
the laws 'vhtch used to govern business
success. Who cun dispute the truth of
"In the olden days If a man starting in
business had sufficient capital, had suffi?
cient industry and bad sufficient, integ?
rity, you might expect *hlm to make a
success of business. Not necessarily so
to-day. A man may have sufficient cap?
ital: a man may be industrious; he may
be honest; be may have business experi?
ence: ytt in a moment lie may find his
capital dissipated, he may lind himself a
bankrupt. Why-- Because the trust will
come to him aud hold out before him two
propositions?either ask htm to become a
member of tho trust, a conspirator
ngainst bis fellows, or threaten him with
bankruptcy on the other band. If he pre?
fers bis independence, be is uiven death.
If he escapes death.it means simple ser?
vitude to the trust to which he attaches
I But Mr. Bryan has not confined him?
self to describing evils and defining perils.
He is a man of remedies:
"It is t'ne provinee'.of wise men to fore?
see. It is the sign of '.intelligent men to
prepare fur danger before it comes imme?
diately upon them, and I think the Amer?
ican people ought to be awakened to-day
to the ''anger that the trust presents;
that, they ought to arise in their might,
and through State legislation, as well as
national, drive the trust out of existence
and give it a warning, never again to set
foot on An.ericau soil, it can be doue by
the enforcement of the laws that now
exist. If new laws are necessary, they
must be devised; and if the supreme court
finds that our constitution prevents the
extermination ot the trust, theu the time
has come when we must so change tho
constitution as to permit the people to
live themselves, even if by living they
must kill the trusts."
That the strugle which is on between
the trusts and the people for the posses?
sion of the countiy aud its government
will end in the triumph of the people no
American who believes in the capacity of
men for self-government can doubt. The
Democratic tide which ha-s swept away
theories and hereditary nobility is not to
be stayed and turned back on this conti?
nent by a dike of money bags. The men
and not the dollars of this republic will
Philadelphia Record: Thero ate thou?
sands of men, some very rich, who have
never lost a dny's income by reason of
anything that happened to them in the
service and yet they are drawing pen?
sions to day. No man ought to have a
soldier's pension who does not need it.
Consider the magnitude of this pension
burden! Of the 2.77fci,.5i)4 names entered
on the military rolls of our civil war 349,
!tii died in the service and 109,105 desert?
ed. Of the remaining 2,220,255 ono-thl'd
have died since the war. Of the surviv?
ors 59 per cent, are enrolled ns pension?
ers. As time goes on tho balance, through
infirmities of age. will bo ad^ed to the
list. Sixteen years hence one-third of all
the surviving veterans will still be alive,
as actuaries' tallies have it, although
they will average seventy-one years of
nue. At this rate it will take $3,000,
000,000 to pay our remainIna pension con?
tracts. Could the Grand Army do a bet?
ter thing than to see that future pension?
ers shall be deserving?
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DELEGATES TO ROANOKE.
Results of Recent Elections in Counties
Bedford City, Va., July 19.?At a mass
meeting of the Democrats* of this district
held here Saturday afternoon the follow?
ing delegates to the Roanoke 'convention
were appointed: P. L. 'Huddlestoo, G.
W. Shelton, N. Sale, W. T. Fitzpatrlck,
and Graham Clnytor. The delegates were
empowered to appoint their own alter?
nates. On motion" of 'William Eubank
the delegates were instructed for H?ge
Tyler for governor and Judge Mann for
attorney general. This motion was car?
ried. 'Returns "from othei'parts of the
county give Tyler a solid delegation of 31.
Buena Vista, Va.. July I).?At a mass
meeting of Democrats held here the fol?
lowing delegates were elected to the State
convention, to be held at Roanoke on the
l'th of August: Judge .T. O. Sbepard, Dr.
J. H. Manp, T. F. Ainole and T. T. Dick?
inson. Buena Vista is entitled to two
delegates. The delegation stands one
and a half votes for Tyler and one-half
vote for Ellyson.
Midlothian,Va .July 19. - -At a meeting
of the Democratic voters of this precinct
Messrs. Lawson Morrisette and Benjamin
T. Watkins were duly elected as delegates
to the Roanoke convention, with instruc?
tions to vote for J. H?ge Tyler for gov?
Bon Air, Va , July 11).?At the elec?
tion of delegates to the Roanoke conven?
tion Thomas Davis was chosen and in?
structed for Ellyscn.
Berryville, Va., July 19?Democratic
conventions were held in four districts of
Clarke county to-day, to Bend eleven del?
egates to the Roanoke convention. Three
delegates go instructed for Tyler. The
other eight go uninstructed, but six are
thought to favor Ellyson. All "the dele?
gates are instructed far Alexander for at?
Wnrrenton, Va., July 19.? The Demo?
crats of this district met at this place
this after'neon. The meeting was called
to order by Chairman White. The dele?
gates elected for Wnrrenton were Eppu
Hun ton, Jr., Albert Fletcher, W. C. Mar?
shall, J. \V. Timber lake. A. F. Rose: al?
ternates?John L. Lake, J. W. Parr. Eus
tice Jeffries, John A. C. Keith and C. M.
White. Vor New Baltimore, T. \V.
Siiith; alternate, E. D. Shackelford.
The delegates are unanimonslv for Scott;
no instruction for governor.
Mindens, Va., July 19.?Gochland
sends nine delegates to ;Roanoke to [ctmt
seven votes. Tyler gets five-ninths and
Kllvson tour-ninths. ",G. W. Browning
gets a large majority of the delegates to
the legislative convention.
KING AND QUEEN.
King and Queen Courthouse, Va., July
19.?King and Queen elected three dele?
gates for Ellyson and six for Tyler. One
third are for Blakely for State senator
and two-thirds for Stnbbs for State sen?
Luray,Va., July 19.?District meetings
were held in this county to-day to elect
twelve delegates to represent the Demo?
crats of the county iu the Roanoke con?
vention. At each of the meetings a reso?
lution was passed instructing the dele?
gates chosen to vote for the nomination
of .1. H?ge Tyler for governor and Wil?
liam R. Alexander for attorney general
Front Royal, Va., July 19.?The four
delegates from Front Royal district elect?
ed to Roanoke are Instructed for Tyler
and Alexander. The three other districts
almost certainly did lint wise.
South Boston, Va., Tuly 19.?Precinct
meetings were held aud delegates elected
to the county convention which meets on
the 19th. Houston instructs half her
delegation for Tyler and half for Ellyson.
It is impossible to get any information
as to the action on governor of the other
preciucts,?s the very bitter fight between
W. P. Barksdale and W. J. Jordan, the
incumbent, for the State Senate, occupies
the attention of every one. The county
probably is about evenly divided between
Ellyson any Tyler. Houston instructs
for Montague for attorney general. Re?
turns from all but three precincts show
that the fight between Barksdale and Jor?
dan is very close, wlih tho chances in fa?
vor of Barksdale.
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