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THE WttKLY GAZET1E.
BATES 07 ASTEXTISIira. One square, one insertion.... ..$ Oae square, one monlfc.. ........ 1 One square, two months 2 One square, three months 2 One square, six moo tha. 6 An uimm AM HAT - ft 00 09 00 60 00 00 (7 Liberal contract made for larger q ttenero I rmrtmn Memta. aaYeraseiBeDUL ouvui, RALEIGH, N. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 181)7- NO. 1G. ir.t wttKLY GAZETTE. IB'BSSBSBS mums bi JAKES H. TVUKG. Edit tW ?rp. ft. S. MITCHELL and A. J. ROGERS. THE (pi a inn nnnn itT1 Urxxij ill i ib EfflRTH-STATE- HIS. STATE TREASURER'S REPORT. T1j(6 Gi-Ennlal Report Shows nbw the State Stands Financially. The bi-nninl report of the State Tre-anirer has been prepared and be Sov are the figures: As to the edu rational fnnd it fchows receipts of '812,171, for the two years ending No vember 30, 1396. These were as fol lows Entries to racftut lands, $1,234; unit s of 6wamp lands, $-3,000; corpora tion tax on railronds, $1,250; interest oa -i per cent, bond held, 5,730; di rect tax fund, $27,000. The disbnree wients of this fund were $15,200, di vided ai follows: "Cxpensas i?rvey of swamp lands, $2,117; normal school ?or CroaUn Indians; paid tq public schools, $7,182; surrender of land grunts, $3,04. Tin; f-eneraV fund receipts contain the fol!oxi items: Tonnage tax on ertiliju, $58,957; binki", 6,333; tax t b'.nk tbnreo, 312.503; building nnd pn licenses. $1,575; tax on stock, :?2,929; received from Secretary of &tnti S13.102; penitentiary earnings, 8140,023; At.antis & North Carolina Railroad taxes, $25,332; druggist's liquor tax, 3322; express companief, $1,235; railroad companies, $65,282; pnhlio and special taxes, $523,- 12-3; sewing machine licenses, $2. d00; sale o; Supreme Court reports, Disbursements: Disabled soldiers, Si. 400; Board of Public Charities, $1, 003; contingencies, $32,842; fngitivej from jastico, $4,500; judiciary, $61,735; railroad comrniiion, $11,589. Th.9 Leg islature cost $72,164; the publio print ing last year, $24,780; this year, $14, GOO. Gold In North Carolina. A dispatch from Raleigh says : "The people of Granville and Vance coun ties bavo the gold fever. Six months go quartz richly imbedded with gold was discovered on a tract of hilly, rug ged land ten milts in length and five miles in width, situated between two fetroams in the counties of Granville nnd Vntice. Since then the richness of the find has rapidly spread and min ers are arriving from all parts of the country every week. The strata of quartz is said to yield handsomely. Only a tdiort time ago complete min ing machinery was located in a mine by an Englishman named Ilorne. Borne gave a $30,000 option, payable next March, on a email tract ot land. Senator Stewart has a representative nt th a hills named Harris, who took an option on sixty acres for $20,000, The mines are forty-fonr miles from Ilaleieb. The State Penitentiary. The directors of the peitentiary will meet again January 5 to receive the Te port of Superintendent Leazar. The fiscal year of all the oth. r institu tions cuds November 31. Superintendent Leazar will mako a bettter showing this year than ever before. Notwith standing a loss of $60,000 by reason of freshet last epring on the State farms, he will bt-ve on hand after paying all the running expenses of the institution $10,000 of created surplus, without Laving touched a dollar of tho $25,000 impropriation per year made by the lost General Assembly. This appro priation was to cover running expenses, but it will revert back to the treasury. p. . i .i The Statesville Landmark says: "The Landmark recently made note- of the fact that a Yadkin county man boasted that he was CO years old and bad never been drunk and never carried a watch or pistol. W. W. White, of this vi cinity, can show a better record. He is C6years old, has carried a watch but never carried a pistol, although he has owned one; has not sworn an oath i-ince he can recollect and doesn't think ho ever swore one; never smoked a pipe, cigar or cigarette" ... i, .i There are ninety-seveu Confederate pensioners in Mecklenburg county. A distinguished ex-Confederate of ficer from this State makes application to Governor Carr, saying: "Should the present complications with Spain bring on war with the United State, nnd should the President call for vol unteers, I beg to tender my services to raiso a regiment of North Carolina ex Confederates of this State's quota. I , should like once more to hear the old Confederate yell on a charge, and when it was over, where would the Spaniards be?" .. ... . ii.. - Col. A. B. Galloway, of Elkin, raised forty bushels of Irish potatoes on less than one-eighth of an acre. He then towd the land in turnips, but owing to the dry weather the first sowing failed. He sowed the second time about the middle of September, and on tho Oth of December dug eighty-five bushels from the sowing, besides using turnips from the patch all the fall. . 1 1 .. .. - Governor Carr has offered $100 re ward for tho capture of John Dixon, of Buncombe county, the murderer of John Deck, who was killed with a baBe ball bat while licking up a brick at a brick yard. in i i. .i President O'Donnell, of the Liquor Dealers' Association, says there is no purpose on the part of the liquor deal ers to ask any favors of the coming Legislature, further than to be let alone. Ho is not in favor of the pro posed plan of having a State Excise Commission. He thinks the county boards are best. Governor Carr's message to the Leg islature has te.'n almost completed. It will be quite a long one, containing about 15,000 words. I COHMKRCIAL. REPORTS. z Bad Effect of tha North western Fi nancial Flurry Business Condi tions Very Unsatisfactory. XL G. Dun & Co., In their weekly review of trade, say : The failure of two Important banks, the tecSnd in size of business at Chicago and the 1 oldest at 8t. Taut, with some ethers depend ' ent on them, closes not favorably a month which promised to end with only moderate i commercial disasters. It does not lessen tho I effect of these failures that one was caused by enormous loans in aid of an electric rail road and othsr concerns and that tho other appears to have lesultecl from heavy ven tures in.uosalable real estate. Since several thousand business men and depositors are Just now embafrawed Hs much as the specula tors that caused tho trouble, the breakdown Is the reverse of hopeful at present, although it comes when money markets are well sup plied and where no serious effect in business b to be apprehended. Other important events of the week are tin I..:.ure of the bil let, and rail poon to find a basis lor agree ment, a id the somewhat 'general discharge of hands or reduction ot wa&es In the eiivo manufacture. The holiday trado has been fair but gen erally In articles of medium grade. I'fce re ports ot earnings arenotcheeriugandthe.ag gregnte for December thus far has Veen 4.5 per cent, lesa than last year, the Grangers and other We.tjm roads showing most decrease. The fail la tteel billet from over 20 to about $18 at Pittsburg, and in steel rail3 from 23 net for miild to $23, less broker's ! commissions, produces so great a change In pricos and conditions of bufcluess that the meeting held thi3 week, for the purpose 5f reviving pooh and fixing prices, influ enced operations throughout the Country. But no agreement was reached and mean while contraott have been made covering the wanis oi moat producers lor three montn? and some fur tho whole year of 1397. and it Is said that such large tontmots have bsen made at $15 at Pittsburg and $17.20 nt the East. Bessemer pli? has declined to 11.15, and grey forge to 69.65 at mtsburg, whiio bar and other finished products remain un changed, though 100.C03 bundles of cotton ties have been contracted for at 60 cents per bundle. The production of coke Increases rapidly, 0.660 ovens being in blast, with au output of 97.155 tons for the week. In the cQttou manufacture there is further dot-Hue in some staple goods and takings by Northern spinners are disappointingly light. Print clothes accumulated and prices do net advance. Ruw cotton eomes forward just as it did in other year9 when ofiK'tal and o-hur stories of Injury ended In great crops. Sales ot wooi are restrioted by lue geuo.ai couv.s tiou that prices asked by iuterior holders cannot be realized, and thvre is considerable disposition to unload speculative purchases at seaboard ma kets. Most manufacturers have more wool than they have orders, aud others meet as yet no satisfactory demand for goods. TTh volume ofjbusintss, all brunches considered, is not large. Pay ments through clearing houses have been for the week 29 per cent, less than a year ago. Failures for the week have been 207 in the United States against 822 last year and 41 In Canada against 10 last year. BRADSTItEET'S TRADE REVIEW. Very Small Volume of Wholesale Tradft During the HolidaysConfi dence Less Pronounced Than Ex pected, Braiistreot'a Weekly Beviow say3: Tho ar rival of the holidays, the close of the year and the period of annual stock-taking have fur ther checked the volume of the wholesale business. Only fllling-in orders are being ' received and trade is slow. Bctall demand for holiday goods has been active but it is foi , cheaper grades than in previous years. In j other lines tho distribution of merchandise has been smaller at a number of distributing emtres. Failures of important banking iu Etitutions at Northwestern cities tend to un-! settle confidence in commercial and banking ciroie. The modarate trado revival which followed tbe last presidential election has been disap pointing in that, aside froa the . hristmai uemanci, ousiaessnas been more un.iau-ruc-tory for a raontn past than for a correspond ing period iu many years. The confidence with, which merchants and mnnuinctureN have been looking forward to tbe arrival ol the delayed trade revival early in Februar3 next Is less pronoun 3d thin it was, wniW the prospect for legislation next spring nnd summer looking to tariff revision and con gressional anxiety to take charge of attain abroad, is more than likely to put off a pt r- rcanent revival in business until next fall. Tbe shake-up in the iron and 6teel prices u nearly complete and quotations for Bessemei pig iron and for eteel billets have gottec down to tne level of those for otbei staples. The break last week precipitated speculation In Bessemer pig iron and billeti and large purchases for an advance and foi onnsumptlm havo been made for more than 3C0.000 tons of billets, some of it as low a.i $15-t. drop of 85 a ton. The billet pool has been patched up nominally. Bessemer pis went up to 810. 50 on the break and on the prospect of a readjustment of costs, Is flrmei and has sold at 111. Anxiety is felt in tht Iron and ttcel trade as to tbe uncertainty ol the price of lake ore under tho new combina tion to control tbat staple. A Pittsburg con cern is shipping 2,000 tons of sheet bars to tht United Kingdom, and Southern pig iron fur naces report further sales In England. Sheet nnd tin plate and bars have sold down tc 416.50. Bails nre firm at f 25. but tbot doet aothow tbeshrinkaze suggested by billets. There aro 327 business failures reported throughout the United Mates this week, 8i lers than last week and 11 more than in tht corresponding week a year ago. Internal Revenue Collections. Internal revenue collections a3 shown by tbe monthly statement Issued by tbe com missioner ef the Internal revenue Bureau tot November have fallen off $227,357 for that month. The receipts for last November wert $12,701,369. Whiskey receipts show th only notable increase for that month. Foi the last five months tbe increase from this source amounted to $1,401,592, and for No vember $285,211. For the five months of the present fiscal year the decrease in the general collection was 1651.857, Bryan's Christmas Oift. Governor W. J. Stone shipped a magnlf cent Kentucky thoroughbred saddle horse to Lincoln, Neb., as a Christmas gift tc William J. Bryan. The animal is coal black la color and baa been tbe Governor's favoritf saddle-horse for some months. He bought It in Kentucky with several other horses about a rear ago. Visible Supply cf Cotton. Tho total visible supply of cotton for the world is 0.066,676 bales, ot which 3,732,376 bale are American, against 8,061,379 bales and 8.610.179 bales respectively last year. Receipts of cottOD for tee past week at ail in terior tow .s, 216.196 bale; receipts from tbe plantations, 426,921 bales. Crop in sight, 5, 683.015 bales. . Attack on United States Meats. Tbe latest attack upon American meat pro ducts comes from the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, where the meat's have been shut out practically by the application of a regu lation forbidding the use of borax to preservo them. Tbe United States consul at Germain ascribes this attack entirely to the jealousy ot local tradesmen dealing in Swiss meats. THE FIFTY Work of the Senate and Briefly Told, House CUBAN QUESTION DISCUSSED. 'j Charles R. Crisp Sworn In as a Suc cessor of His Father About Imml gration Laws Takes a Holiday. I Si "I - The senate. MoNDAi.The report from the coaamlttvo on foreign relations on the Joidt resolution du the independence of vuba, and offering the friendly offices of this country to Spain In. order to brinjito a close the war between Bpaln and the Republic of Cuba, was present sd to the Dei ate. It is a document of great length and deals thoroughly, tboji'7 briefly, la its cperlng. with modern precedents cf European intervention where the indopena enoe of a colony -was tbe issue Involved, the committee bavin?, as its report mentioned, examined with care all the instances which have ocoui red during this century of people clalmlDg independence by right of revolt. Ihe opeuing lines of the report state that congress, at Its last 6e33lon, after Jong and patient consideration adopted with practical . .. . i t ii. : unauiamy tne view expresseu oy us commit. tea tbat tha time had come for resuming in tervention with S ain for the recognition of the indeper.dence ot Cuba. Spain having de clined to listen to any representation founded on an understanding between herself and the insurgents, and Congrees having pledged Itself to friendly intervention, the only ques tion that remains to be decided is the nature of the next step to be taken with proper re gard to the customs and usages of nations. With little further preamble, the report then shows that the modern precedents of Euro- fiean intervention, where independence wa he issue involved, began with Greece, in the struggle wbioh lasted from 1S21 uuti.1 1327. Incidents of tbe struggle In which the Orei-lis fought for independence ere concisely pointed out, and It 13 cited that Russia In sisted that the Greek nation should be in cluded among the nations of the Medeterra nean. Following in regular order, in its de tails of circumstances of European cations Claiming ludependenco on the ground of right of revolt, the case are mentioned of Belgium aaltst the Netherlands in 1830, where the King of Holland was coerced into accepting couditiens opposed by the powers up'u a show of armed hostility iu November, 1832. bv tbo Governments ol France and Eug- landi the coincident rebellion in Poland la ellion in I'olauu la I tho minister of tho I which the Czar notified French King Louis Phillip, that he would tolerate no intervention in Poland," is given attention. Then follows, In the series oi Eu ropean nations claiming Independence, tbe recital of the disposal from the throno of Hungary of the'Hapsburg dynasty, followed by the election of Louis Kossuth provisional President, and the Intervention oi Russia on tbo gr und tbat if she did eo intervene Hungary would establish her Independence, 'tbis precedent." continues the report, 'tended to establish tho right of every gov ern Jient to Intervene in the affairs of foreign states whenever their situation would tend to endanger its own taiety or tbo political equilibrium on Its frontier. As far aris known every othor government in tho world taeitlv admits the establishment of this pre cedent," "We recommend, therefore, the Joint rcso lalion, with amendments to read as follows: "Resolved, by the Senate and House o! RcDresentatlves of the United State of Amer ica in CongrsBa assembled, Tbat tbe inde pendence of the republic of Cuba be. and tbe eame is, hereby acknowled by the government of the United States ot America, and be it further "llesolved, That the United States will use Its friendly offices with the government of Spain to bring to a closo the war between Bj ain and the republic ot Cuba." Tcesdat. Spectators assembled In large numbers In the Senate galleries In expecta tion to witness interesting seens and of listen ing to an exciting debate in connection with the Cuban question, but were disappointed. The only work accomplisred by the Senate was the passing ot the urgency deficiency Mil, and was immediately returned to tbe House for concurrence in the amendments agreed to In tho Senate. Mr. Butler (Pop.) ot North Carolina offered a resolution for a commute of three senators to Inquire into the principlo of legislation through the in itiative aud referendum. Referred to the committee on contingent expenses. At 2:40 p. m.the Senate went into executive session, nnd shortly thereafter adjourned until Tuesday, January 5th. . TFE HOUSE. Satcbday. Chaa. R. Crisp, of Georgia, son and successor of the late ex-Speaker Crisp, was sworn in as a momber ot tbe House. Mr, McMillan (Dem.) of Tennessee called up the Senate bill forgovernment par ticipation in the Tennessee Centenniai Expo sition, to be hell "next year at Nashville, Tenn. The measure carries $100,000 tor a government exhibit and $30,000 for a Fed eral building. Mr. Bailey (Dem.) of Texas Interposed an emphatic protest against bills of this character, and recited how they were rushed through Congress. On the passngo of the bill the House divIded-127 to 25-and Mr. Bailey made tbo point of no ,uorum. The Speaker counted a quorum and tha bill pass ed by the toregolna vole. Saturday, January 16, was fixed for eulogies on the Into ex Seaker Crisp, The appropriations commit tee reported an argcnT dcflHehcy bflT. TBe measure provides for mooting the urgent demands of the government, and Is divided as follows: ontlngent expenses, $102,004; 5 nolle building at Columous. Oa.. $4,000; avy Department; $700,000; Department of Justice $51,620; electoral messengers, $600; nonse ot Representatives, $23,633; total, $881,862. Monday. Tbe House spent another day In duscussing necessary expenditures, and came to no resolution thereon. Nearly all the time was given to discussing the future eontrol ot the library. Tho salary of ths librarian, after a few hotly-contfstrd ppeeches. was reduced frm $6,000 to 5,000. The immigration bill was taken from the speaker's table nnd the Senate's request for a conference on tbe amendments made by that body agreed to. Tuesday. Today a session was aevotea to a discussion of the appropriation for the civil service commission, and under it the law and the administration ot it were most vigorously attacked. The principal speakers were Messrs. Baker (KP.), of New Ilamp sblrei Gibson (Rep.), of Tennessee, and Wil liams, Dem., of Mississippi, The law was upheld by Mr. Brosius, Rep., of Pennsyl vania, and Walker, Rep., of Massachnsetts. A motion to strike out the appropriation failed 29 to 62 . Tb is was the on ly vote count ed, other propositions being settled In tbe neg ative viva voco. The House agreed to the sen ate amendment of tbe urgency deficiency bill. The House adjourned for the holiday rncess, having then disposed of tbe legislative, exec utive and judicial appropriation bill after four days' consideration. It was passed jn3t as reported from the committee on appropri ations with tbe Blngle exception that 1 he f al ary of the librarian of congress was reduced from $6,000 to $5,000. and this after it bad been antagonized by the committee on the library and tbe opponents of tha civil service law in a discussion running over three dayo. The bill carries a total appropriation of $21, 668.370 and provides for 10,005 salaries. Wednesday After .a brief session the House adjuurnd until Jan. 5. 1897. "I wonder If that diamond Mudge has is of the first water?" "I doubt it. It has been soaked so many times that it must be of tbe tenth or eleventh j water by this time." Indianapolis I Journal. WEEKLY NEWS BUDGET, Southern Pencil Pointers. Governor Atkinson, of Georgia, recently pardoned two notorious forgers Henry Hill ind Sidney LasceUer, better known as ''Lord BersfordV' iliami, ria., taa been nearly wiped out by Are. One man was killed by th explosion of a gas fountain. The loss will amount to about 90,000; insurance about $12,000. Fort Monroe, Va., has had a 20,000 Are. It Is stated that Rev. Er. Talmage, the Washington dlvlnf, Is to make a lecture tour, commencing bis first lecture in North Caro linft in February, and that W. F. Bogart, of Greensboro, N. C, is to be bis manager. Congressman, Dayton. o.f West Virginia, has closed negotiations, with Philadelphia parties whareby two large plants .are to bo established In tbe timber field of lUndoph eounty, that State. It Is said tnat the mills will have a capacity of 8.000.0W feet ot tim ber per year, and will employ at least 200 men. Governor Charles T. O'Ferrt jjof Virginia, Ka l.o.n e-me'AaA trnm mrtKi -AhlT) in tb Old Dominion Democratic dub at mouuTSKr oeause of bis stand la tha resent campaign. Otbr Democratic dabs la that oity talk cf dropping the Governor from their honorary list. Ex-Coogreesman J. Randolph Tucker la critically ill at Lexington, Va. It la said that the Georgia penitential? contains 144 boys under tbe age of 15 years, who have been sentenced for longer or ihortar terms. The Illinois Central freight depot at Jack son, Miss., bas been burned with lots of freight for Jackson and adjoining towns. Loss (73,000; little Insurance. The comptroller of the currency has de Blared a sixth dividend of 0 per cent to the creditors of the Commercial National Bank of Nashville Tsnn. Geo. H. Hotter, easbter of the first National Rank of Lebanon, Ey., Is a self-oonfes ed embezzler to tbe extent of 9110,000. He has been at it for six years. . i All About the North. The 8upreme Court of New York has ds sided that tbw Dequet3 for tGOO.000 for fres libraries In the will ot Samuel J. Tlldea ars Invalid and the money is to be apportioned among the heirs. RThe countyjall at Hartvtlle, Wright county, Mo., was destroyed by fire Christmas night. Two prlsonsrs, Chaa. Harper, colored, and Lem Lanklnktsr, white, were cremated. urry a. jjuraui., ui vmx. , manager ot the football eleven composed ol nlavers from several colleges, with Captain Banfori, is making a tour ot the South. The learn played its first game Christmas day at Nashville, on Deo 28 at Chattanooga: oa Deo. II at Birmingham, and will play la New Or leans New Year's day. At Boston, Mass., John L. Sullivan, the pugilist, sat in tbe poor debtor's session of Ihe munlolpal court to explain why he had tailed to settle a florist's bill. The case will be further heard Jan. 1L The will ft the late Henry L. Pierce, ex Mayor of Rerton, has be en filed la probata. Upwards of $2,01)0,000 la public bequests ace distributed by the document. The oldest bank of Bi. Paul, Minn., has closed Its doors. Ite crack cleeon-shot of America was killed la a Barroom urywr-at -Qutilaala, Iowa. A large number of families living In Union county, Arkansas, are in a destituts condi tion, and many of them are absolutely starv- . a . Aa Jul a- ...... . A jj.g, xneir umonuDuitj wduiuuu is um iw tbe failure of crops in that vicinity last sea son, caused by a 6evere drought. A mass meeting at Eldorado has been called to ask the State Legislature, the Governor and Congress for relief. As a result of a mail vote of the members of tho American Bankers' Association, the ten h annual convention ot tha association will be held at Detroit. The convention will be held somo time in August. The Masonic Hall, the . largest building In New Brunswick. N. J.. has beon destroyed by fire. Tbn edifice eost $300,000, and the loss Is about $400,000. Rtreet commissioner Waring, of New York city, has expended $60,000 in freeing the streets of that city from snow. Jacob Hurer, postmaster at Garnayllle, Iowa, committed suicide by swallowing oar bolic acid. He was abort la his tunds to the amount ot $250. At San Francisco, Cal., the strike at the Pacific Rolling Mills la at an end. ihe men have agreed to a 10 per cent, reduction of their wages. Near Delaware, O., a daughter of Mrs. B Cloose, wtile building a fire in a kitchen etove narrowly escaped death. It is suspect ed that some one placed a buck oi uynamuo and cao in some wood used to burn in the stove. The building was shattered. A hundred bushels of grain havo been burned at St. Paul, Minn. Loss, $100,000; insurance, $30,000. Miscellaneous. In New York. Frank P. 81avin, of Australia, and Bob Armstrong, ot Chictgo, fought. Iu the fourth round Blavin after two minutes and fifty-six seconds of fighting, threw cp bis bands and quit. Officials in confidential relations to the Secretary ot State and president appear to attach no importance to the story published by tbe London Times, as originating in Paris, to the effect that Germany had Informed the United States that it was prepared to Bide with Spain . A dispatch from Constantinople to the Lon don t entral News says that tho sultan bas Issued a decree granting amnesty to 2,000 Ar menians who have beea convicted either of crimes against the government or against persons or property, or who were awaiting trial oa tuch charges. Tbe country, says one of the leading New York papers, is being flooded with counter feit" standard silver dollars, ot which it gives a most Interesting and suggestive account. Aocerding to the recent ce- su3 the popu lation of Greece is 2,418,000 souls, or aa in crease of 230,000 over tbo figures of 1889. Confirmed gambling !?, according to the recent decision of tho Courts of Appenl at Paris, regarded as sufficient grounds for di vorce in France. Washington Notes. Consul General Lee, wife nnd daughter, have arrived in Havanna, Cuba. The annual report of the secretary of the treasury has been transmitted to congress. Mr. Carlisle summarizes tbo condition ot tbe treasury and reviews the former feoomr mendations for early and effective legisla tion to provide tor the retirement ot treasury notes. """ f having Down. ChoRde Say, barber, are yon shaving ctwn? Barber (wearily, Tery wearily) Yes. sir, I am. Texaj Sittings. Chicago has a family of father, moth er, three sisters and eight brothers, whose. combined height Is 133 feet 7 inches. An Illustration of the facf tiat j in onion there Is length. PROSPERITY II IEE SOUTH. The Tide of Desirabla Immigration On the Increase. MANY COLONIES MATURED, Vice-President Flnley, of the South ern Railway, Says the Outlook for Dixie Was Never More Apparent. Vice-President W. W. Flnley, ot the South ern Railway Company.bas given to the Man ufacturers' Record a general summary of the business outlook for the territory tribu tary to the Southern Railway, wbloh prao tloally ea braces everything from Washing ton to the Mississippi river. Mr. Knlsy . "The business outlook la the rcglchi tra versed bv the Southern Railway wore never more promising than at. the present time. Tbe tide of desirable immigration, coming from ail portions of the North and North west, as well as from Europe, has been, aud continues, to be. steadily on the increase. This steady Increase of population bas been lyscematized along conservative business lines. Many Industrious colonies have beea matured, and many more will be composed ot homeogeneous peoplu who are reaping, in harmony, the rewards of their labor. Judi ciously directed "New mines have been opened and old ones rejuclvated by better systems uid in creased capital, and the Iron industry has entered upon a new and vigorous career ot prosperity, developing a trade with foreign countries which has assumed large propor tions. New developments are going on the gold mining Industry and the primitive methods of the ancient miner with his orude devices for gathering the precious metal, have been superseded by the latest and most approved scientific modes known to tbe mining world and proviso best results. The wood working establishments of the South are making good progress and ail de velopments and branches of this industry are growing stronger and ore steadily widen ing the area of their work at a minimum cost. "Cotton and woolen industries aw all in a flourishing condition and are dally growing in importance, as tbey are constantly being strengthened by accessions of capital and skill. New lines of work are being intro duced and old ones improved by bettur ma chinery and enhanced skill. "Lines of travel by rail and water aro being extended and those already established Im proved, so as to fully keep abreast of the de mands made upon them by tha increasing volume of business. The marked Increase la diversified farming, through which tbe South is now raising many of the supplies which it formerly purchased from other sections, is exerting a healthful influenco upon all classes, as well as largely adding to the wealth and prosperity of ail Branches ol agriculture. "Upon the wLole. the outlook for la- creased prosperity In tha South was never better than at present." CONFIDENTIALLY LNFOK31ED. Could Not Remain Impassive in the donln? the Attitudo o? President Cleveland and his Cabinet. - .The London Times Saturday publlhad a dispatch from Paris saying that tho United States bas been confidentially informod in tha most friendly terms tbat the European powers could not remain Impassive ia the event of the United States abandoning the attitude oi President I levcland and his cab inet. Should the United States presume to ex ercise pressure on Spain by pcoognlzlng the Cuban insurgents or encouraging them In their resistance, it bas been informed that Europe generally might becomo uneasy at the idea of such an extension of international action by tbe United State?, inasmuch as it might at a given moment threaten almost all the i.owers wboro posseuIoLS aro in prox imity to the United .- tat-s and might tempt tbe spirit of enterprise and encroachment that is inspiring the senate committee on foreign relation-. "If," continues tbe writer, "I am correctly informed, tbe United 8tates Las been concur rently informed tbat Germany is alrcaly quile prepared to side with Spain la the United States showing tbat she is disposed to side with tbo rebels. "Moreover, academic conversations are passing In certain foreign offices acent the measures the powers should take to form a i yndicate against the invasion of socialism, wnicn is cow menacing ail political organiza tions. It was during these pourparlers that the friendly warning to Ibe United States originated. Senator Cameron's resolutio-is for the recognition of the Cuban insurgents being regarded ia some quarters ai revolu tionary.'" The strike of the Boston. Mass., street rail" way employees is at an end, and tbe dis patches say tho employees aro tumbling over oae another to get back to work. BRYAN'S LECTURES. V. E. McBee Transfers Ills Contract to a South Carolina Finn. . W. J. Bryan, on his return to Lincoln, i Neb,, from Atlanta, Oa., last week, to a I Southern Associated Press reporter said of his lecture engagements: '-Mr. T. E. McBee, with my consent, transferred his contract to H. Briggs A Co., of Greeneville, S. C. Only five more lectures have been arranged for np to this time, and whether I shall dolivcr any ' in addltlo.i to that number Is as yet uncer tain. I have some work on hand which may Interfere with tbe delivery of any other leo turcs daring tbis season." Mr. Bryan will remain in Lincoln lor an indefinite period. Dre dful Famine in India. Ex-Judge Goodiich has written to the Englishman, a newspaper ot Calcutta, stat ing that every day thousands of persons are dying from starvation in the contra! prov inces of India, He declares tbat tbe govern ment arrangements to cope with the situa tion are entirely inadequate, and tbat the famine is now beyond coutoL A freight and working train on the Air Line division of tbe Southern camo together under full spoed Saturday, between Clifton and Spartanburg, 8. C , derailing several box and fiat cars nd demolishing the en gines. One engineer and conductor were hurt. Tbe wreck was caused by one train puili' g by the meeting point, but the other was twenty m mutes ahead of lime. OVERC031ERS" IN JERUSALEM. Believers From America Are Suffer ing for Necessaries of Life. Tbe Washington Post says: 'There aro a queer lot of American colonists in ancient Jerusalem aocerding to United States t onsu Wallace. Ia a report to the State Depart ment he says that of the 630 United States citizens residing in Palestine 439 are Jews who are only nominally Americans, having stopped, in tbe United States on their way Iron) Washington on Iv Ion imh out Amcricall papers and passports. Ot the ether 92 nearly all have come to Jerusalem because of some peculiar religious belief. "The one idea which seems to possess them' all Is tbat there will be a second advent of our Lord and that this will take place In Jerusa lem Some of them during their period of waiting are suffering for the necessari of life, but are content to endure privation In tbe hope of witnessing His comic g. The Spoffordlte colony or, "overcomer." as they call themselves, have been recently increased by the addition of 117 Swedish-Americans, mostly from Chicago. Ths leader, Mrs. 8pof ford claims to be under the direct protection ot tba Almighty and to posf-eea prophetic powers. They area peaca We and isw-noidisg community. .V. At Farmer's. Ey., Reed Padget, a drunken prisoner set firs to the city prison and was burned to death. CARLISLE'3 REPORT. What the Secretary of the Treasury Recommends to Congress. Secretary Carlisle's report shows that tba government income from all sources for tbe year ending June, 1596, was $409,475,408. Expenditures over receipts are $25,203,243 la spite ot this dsflcit th income was in creased $19,102,205 over tbe previous year and ordinary expenditures were decreased $4,010,892. Oathe baslj of existing revenues, the estimated reo. iptsfori 93 will Le241,227, 076, while tne estimated appropiatiuns are $466,646,047, making a probable deficit of $45,718,070. On the suhjectof retiring treasury notes, tbe Secretary cays experience ot tbe past two years "has roughly demonstrated" the Impolicy ot attempting to maintain these notes as phrt of our financial system. To re tire them the Secretary recommends a spe cial act conferring power on the Secretary of the Treasury to iasue bonds from tim to time and employ tbe proceeds t the sale for tbe retirement of a certain amount of notes each year. He xprcssea the fear, however, tbat such a radical measure may not be re ceived with favor ia the present condition of the publio minds. Of tbe estimated de ficit iu , revenue, tbe Secretary snysx "Much the greater pnrtof tbe estimated de ficiency for the current fiscal year has al ready been Incurred, and has been tU, leavlcgrtlll in the treasury on tbe first day of December a balance of $225,375,093, which, after deducting the gold reserve is about $100,000,000 more than is necessary as a permanent fund to insure tiie regular con duct of the ordinary fiscal operstious of the government. "What is most needed at present is not more taxes, but more econo my 1 appropriations aud expenditures. "It does not appear tbat there bas been any substantial improvement ot our public service to justify the eaoimous lncreusos ia expenditures." THREE BANK FAILURES. One Thought to Be the Strongest In In tho West Closes Its Doors Along With Others: The National Bank of Illinois, generally considered one of the strongest financial In stitutions iu tbe West, bas closed its doors, and the failure dragged dowp fhieo other concerns, E. 8. Dreyer A Co 'AVasmanp, Dorf, Hciuemaa A to., and the Rosaland bank. The failure ot the National Bank of Illinois was due to tbe fm-t that IU entire capital of $2,000,000 and $100,000 over Its surplus of faoO.OuO bad beeu '"vued on l alu- z:.. i ji".iuijuV.m seeooa w loaued to Drver A o.. who surend their can- Itsi out so ex.ensively that they were unable to concentrate In tim to save themselves. The other failures were due to the lock-up ot assets held by tbe National Bank of Illinois, and were not available whea that Institution closed its doors. No further trouble Is expected, as tbe Clearing House Association ban agreed to pay 75 per cent, of tbe deposits In tbe Na tional Bauk of Illinois, and at the meeting of the Clearing House committee all of the banks reported themselves in good condition and none of them asked for the aid tbat would have beeu freely exten led bad it been asked. It is probhCie tbat all of the banks will re some with tbe exception of tbe Nstlonal Bank of Illinois, and all depositors will be paid in full. Joe Pntchcn Seized for Debt. Sheriff Bernierof Kankakee couaty.IllinoLJ, bos seized Joe Patchen. the famous pacing t ti'.lioc, forty -eight other trolling and pa?iog hones and colts. The attachment was i t favor of the commercial National Bank and the Chicago I lie and l rust company as re ceivers and calls for fll.OCO. Joe Patchon and the other stock were tbe property of John G. Taylor, of St. Louis, but be transferred them to bts brother, Joseph Taylor, of San Antonio. Tex , about one tear ago, after jrlv Ing a chattel mortgngoon them to the Third National Bank of St. Lo. is. Seme of the other personal property was attached. Con siderable litigation is promised. The value of tbe property seised is estimated it over $50,000. Edward T. demons Dead. Edward T. demons, who for several years has spent hi) time in traveling, making his borne in Philadelphia, A-hevIlle and Florida, died at Salem, N. C, last week. Aged 70 yrarp. Dur xig the war and for several years afterwards he was a large mail contractor, running stages in connection therewith. He walked lrom Salem, N. C, to Washington to secure bis first mail coutract. From 'this business be har accumulated a nice fortune, which he left to his widow. No Mercy for McICane. John Y.McKane, formerly the political boss ol Gravesend, N. Y., has been refused pardon or commutation of tbe sentenco of six and a half years Imprisonment, which was imposed upon him about three months ago for frauds upon tbe 'jabot box. Economic Value of Birds. The economic value of birds Is untold. This fact might be placed beyond dis pute If It were possible to prepare two tables one showing how many wire worms It would take to destroy a mile of turnips, bow many grubs to ravage the wheat harvests of a dozen farms, j how many insects to strip the leafy blades of a forest bare, how many to 1 spoil the fruits of wide orchards, and the other recording the fact that these very numbers of Insects are eaten by a few bumble birds In tbe course of ; the year. That the result would be con j elusive evidence of the birds value may be eafely foretold by a glance at ! a few facts which have already been j brought to bear upon the question. I In tbe 6prfng. when there are clamor ' ous young birds in tbe nest, the house eparrow returns every three or rour minutes, each time bearing spoils In tbe shape of insect food. Calculated at Its lowest possible value that Is, allowing only one Insect to each Journey this thankless task represents tens of thou sands of captured Insects as the work of one pair of birds in one month. Swift fliers like the swallow tbat hawk for food in the air may rank higher. They slay hundreds of thousands. " - T f ri- Wot Sleep and tlrlef. Ab. It oblivion ot slep would last Through one short hour of wakefulness, that so The heart might rest a liltlo whlli an know That it was restlngl But however fast We may awaken, pain bai still the start, And sltt beside tho bal, n A overhangs Tha oneninir eves, tbat it may sink Its fangs lathe first stirring of tha tortured heartl Charles Buxton Golnff, in Century. Tbe Younr and tbe Old. (' The young year wove h'sr rrocus silk And trimmsd Lsr daisy frills, And fashlontd with a fairy ban 1 The eupji ot her daffodil?; fih cartalnsJ chambers iorllie-blrV And sandal young things may Youth an 1 gladncM ruin tbn wort I Aad summer will last a I way. The old yar sits in the whispering wool And dyes her faded gown, And drsams ot dnys in the fragrant fields When she wove love's r.d-roo crown; The asters shake in her chilly breath As she croons an old-folks rhyme Since summer Is o'er we must mako lbs bo t Ot the snow-flold winter time. Msry F. Bults, In Youth's Companion. Homeward Ho! Nc blade nor flower nor loaf You carry or remember; Tho apple, nut, ami sheaf Are all your sign, November; And homewarl ho! whrJ autumns Rr Your barns and bin will sintf 1 From Hallowmas till hprlng Oh homeward, homeward hoi Where fires of we'eome burn, S Whero joy U foast and lovo li priest God speed tho glad return! Tbe frost-foot on the lea Has stallej tho stubblo plowing; The wind has chafed the bee - . From off the clover roweu: And Nature, queen that rulnd the greco, Will house herself aud spin, And call her children iu. Sing homeward, homeward hoi Armed winter, with his chills. Encamped since April morning N Lies snoring la tbe bills Tld the next moontldrt's warning; We'll heed not yet his windy threat While seven f uuthtnes stay To laugh his flakes away. - So homeward, homeward hot For hut with thalch of grata " And hall with roof ot cedar Hold high Thnnkairlvtng mM And pra se tbo Heavenly Feedor, Wbere kindred binds at houscUoll shrines, And tbe last days of fall Sum np tne joy of all. Tha homeward, homeward hot Where fires ot welcome burn. Wherw joy Is fost nnd lovo U priest, God speod the glad return! Thereon Brown, in Harper's Bazar. r!RrT 'There- At OTheiT.' If yon ever make a little joke that's really something wortb, So tbat people when they hear it will ex plode in helpless mirth. Don't you think that you're the only, wit that ever walked tho earth. There are others! If yon ever make a fearful break that cov ers you with shamo, You really need not mind if, though your cheats begin to flume. You're not the only idiot tnat over did the tame. There are othors! II she says she'll be a sUter, but she cannot further go. Don't get so melancholy, with your spirits ten below She's not tbe only female la this weary world ot woo. There are othors! Are yon e'en compelled to listen let ringer who will roar A song ot moldy chestnuts and old jokes oft beard before, Till you bops each vorio will be tbo last, anl fondly eye the door? But thero are others! A youth with parted locks and a lofly eoflnr you will And, With a coat that's tightly buttoned anl a very vacant mind, Alas! ho'snot the only silly croa'.uro ot the kin. There are others! Kcw, it you do not like this song, and say it falls quite fiat, And the moonstruck man who wrote it was a maniac, and all that, Why, you're not conmelled losing it, though you're talking through your bat. There are others! Philadelphia Presa Juflging Oysters by Smell. The best oyster experts that I know of,"eaid the captain of an oyster boat, "judge an oyster by tho smell, instead of by the taste. There is something about tho smell of an oyster that indicates its condition to me much plainer than does the taste. People boy them and cat them prob ably on account of their taste, tio al so do they buy tea, coffee and the various grades of whisky and brandy for their taste, but all experts on those things pass upon them entirely by their smell. The professional tea taster or whisky taster, so called, never ta.tes them, but uimply arrive st their Usto by their peculiarities of flavor, or, to speak plainly, smell. "I can tell what price .n load of oysters will be rated at when they ar rive at tho wharf here by opening up the hold of the boat and smelling. In eight cases out of ten I am right. It strikes oystermen as slrango when they see persons going about from boat to boat, as they lie at the wharf, tasting oysters before they conclude to buy. Taste is all right, but if they don't smell right they will never taste fight."- Washington atar. rrranilil cf Cheops. The great Pyramid of Cheops is the ' Uref t structure ever erected by tha band of man. Its original dimension at the base were 764 feet square, and its perpendicular height at the highest poinl, 448 feet. It covers four acres one rood, and twenty-two rods of ground, and has beeu estimated by an eminent English architect to bare cos$ iiot Jess thtn $ 105,000,030,