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The Best KIT CHEST LAMP Oa the market for 50 cts. A full line of Lamp goods at Miller's Pharmacy. M Fresh and complete Line of TABLETS AND MARSIIMALLOWS Can be found at Miller's Pharmacy. "This Abgus o'er the people's rights No soothing strain of Mai's son - ' D"th aneternal -vigil keep; Can lull its hundred eyes to sleep". VOL. XVI. GOIiDSBORQ, N. C. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 15, 1892. NOSG ; ' " : i . ; i ; . $1 -1 1 "J y THE MINISTRY OF WOMAN. How beautiful the ministry Of -woman's getit'e hand! Hc-w soft love's attributes that spring At h- r divine command. For weal or woe, for good or ill, About man's careless life She weaves the blossoms of her heart ' As mother, maid or wife. She leads his feet up from the pit; She bids his spirit rise; iSo-netimes by her superior niil, Sometimes by p'tadins eyes. 'Or else she lures him from the heights To darkest depths below; IFro u peace and joy and love and heaven To bitterness and woe. Oh, woman, lovely womankind! Be careful how you play The role of queen, in this your realm. To him whom you may sway. New York Ledger, Bishop Hendrix Talks- Bishop Ilcndrix left this morn ing for his home in Kansas C.ty, Mo. lie go. s via, the Western North Carolina road. In conservation with a Sentinel reporter Bishop liendrix express ed himself as rein df lighted with his visit to Winston, in its prime and glory,' The Bishop had a kind woid to say tor President elect Cleveland, He said that he was a man whom he greatly admired, for lie stood 1: i 4 b above the average politician, ''lie is a man who has convic tions of hie own mi he ia not afr:vd to exprcfs them. "I have a brother, J.eph C. Jlendrix, wh 111 Mr. (J ev.ia:id ap poin'ed postmaster ot Bro kUn. N. y., during h s former admin 'Stfa. lion. My br -tlur was secretary ot the treat New York arid Br .oklyn Uridge Companv and his saiaiy was larger than that aid by the Brooklyn cilice He ac-epfed the appointment, bowejtr, because he admiifd the nis-.n wl-.e gave it to him. He hs held the office J : f i ffsj Mr, Harrison's adinini-tration through the civil service laws. At the ratio -it el-eri ii lie was elected to Coinrre-s from the Brooklyn district," Winston Sen tinel. Tha Treasury Empty. The report of the Secret iry of the Treasury is less dies ppoi 'tini than the urt paragraphs o! the "..President's mis-tagts dealing with. .the finances, oMy because i-ss was expected from Mr. Foster than :from Mr. Harrison. He has been juggling with the evident purpose iof concealing as far as possible the factual condition of tha Treas-ury, and he persists in the juggling iu his annual report. The fiu e are, of eonse, exict, but th-jy are given in such a way that thu way faring m in can m kc little out of them, except that the Treasury is practically bankrupt By holding back every payment that it was 'possible to de er until Jane 30. Mr. Foster was able to ehow an excels of receipts over ex penditurt-8 fcr the past fiscal year of leas than ten mi lions By pgain omitting all liabilities that it is possible to omit and s nne, iike the payments to the sinking hind, that it is oi,!y possible to omit by disregarding existing 6tatut(.s -and by then estimating the revenue on an undtfiued but cvideutly lib eral basis, he tiurts out a surplus of two millions for the current j eai. It is scarcely necessary to say that this is no surplus at all; that cveu if the Secretary's figures could be trneted a margin of two millions in an account running over 460, 0U0,000 is quite too meazro to rely upon. In short, the Secretary's own statement is practically a confession of a deficiency, and bis great fault is that he has not the frankness to state the truth, but leaves it to be inferred. - Under such conditions, Mr. Foster's estimates for the) ear to come are quite valueless and tbe committee of ways and means will have to find out for themselves just what the situation is that must be met. For the first time in many years Congress is confronted with the question of levenne, Hitherto wo have had only the question of expenidture to consider. Bat the last Congress changed all that. The surplus has dissappeared and the outgo is more than the income, so that the question of revenue has become of immediate and pressing coneern Philadelphia Times. Afcheville Citizen; Kev, R F, Campbell, tho new pastor of the First Presbyterian chvrch, accoma yanied by his wife and cl ild, hes arnued in the city and entered upon bis work. For the present they are staying with F; E. Mit chell on Bearden avenue. Mr, Campbell will preach Sunday even ing and morning. "7 " EASTERN HOSPITAL Flectoral Meeting: of the Board of Directors: Superintendent's Biennial Report A splendid Showing for the Administration of This Valuable State Institution' The Board tf directors of the Eastern Hospital for the care of the colored m are of the State, met yes terday at that institution near this city, Dr. J. W. ViGk, chairman pre siding, and a quorum of the mem bers of the Board in attendance, and Capt. 11. P. Howell, Secretary to the Board at his desk. The report of Dr. J. F. Miiler.the efficient and aggressive Superintend ent of the Hospital, was read by that gentleman before the Board. It covered the operations of the institu tion for the past two years, and was elaborate, painstaking as it should be oruate and intert sting. It. showed that during the. two years ended Nov. 30 '92 there were ad mitted 79 male and 88 female pa tients, and that the total number treated during the two years was 411. Of this number the cures ex ceeded 40 per cent., while the mor tality was barely six per cent. This is indeed truly wonderful, and shows at once, without further comment, that this grand institution of the State's commendable charity and sublime humanity is conducted on an advanced scale of science, while the finaucial part of the Superin tendent's report, which we copy a3 he delivered it to the Board, shows that tfce affairs of the Hospital are conducted with intelligentand con scientious economy. FINANCIAL EXHIBIT. The question of finance is alway an interesting one, whether pertain ing to individual effort or tles- mosynary institutions. The people of the &tate have a right to demand net only kind and efficient service in the care of the insane, but economy in the expenditure of money appropriate ed for their maintenance. It is be lieved our financial exhibit, so care fully and accurately prepared by our faithful and venerable Steward, will meet all reasonable demands for economy on the part of our tax payers. By referring to his table of expenditures it will be seen that the per capita cost of maintaining a pa tient in this Institution is $117 85 100. When the destructive tenden cies of so many of our patients is considered, the wonder is, how can proper provision be made for these people ?at so low a per capita cost. A larger expenditure of money would nave contributed to increased com forts and might have produced bet ter results. But we have done the best we could, with the means at command; and it will doubtless be gratifying to you for me to be able to state that our recoveries compare favorably with many Institutions of much larger financial resources, and our mortality the past two years is by a large per cent, the smallest in the history 01 this Institution. It will be observed that we have expended the past two years lor improvements, a little more than $7,000. This amount has been saved by rigid economy from our annual appropriation for ordinary expenses. At the beginning of the fiscal year '90, there was to our credit $785.61. ihe Legislative appropriation the past two years was $33,000 each, year, or a total of $66,000. We have ex pended to the close of our last fiscal year,November 30 '92, of this amount $65,961. There remains to our credit therefore, at the close of the fiscal i year '92, $806.00. By our recent im provements the capacity of this Hos pital has been increased to 280 pa tients. We will therefore need an appropriation of $35,000. This is for all purposes necessary to the maintenance of our population; and when the amount asked for is com pared with what is allowed our other Hospitals for the insane, the reason ableness and modesty of this request will be appreciated. Our Steward's report furnishes a fuller and more satisfactory statement of cost of our improvements. As will be seea from the above financial clause of the Superintend ent's report, he compliments highly the faithful work of the competent and ever active, Steward Capt. Dan'l Eeid. As a further earnest of his efficient service we bring forward the following endorsement which we found on the books of the institu tion when permitted to inspect them yesterday : This is to certify that we have carefully examined the bocks and vouchers and ac counts of Capt. Daniel Reid, Steward of the Eastern Hospital, and nod them cor rect, neatly and accurately kept and in good condition. (J. W.Vick, Ex. Committee. L. H. Castex, ( L S. D. Sauls. ' All the former officials whose term3 of office, expired yesterday were unanimously re-elected. TIIEOFFICE-SiTEKEHS. An Open Letter From Chairman Sim mons of (he Democratic StateCom mittee, Newbekn, N, C, Nov. 21. '92, To Mr. Wilmington N. C. My Deae Sir: I must ask your pardon lor failing so long to ac knowedge the receipt of your recent favor, but I have been much indis posed eince my return here from Kaleigb, as well as ingrosred in my much neglected private af fairs. I miibt confess J hardly know what to answer your touching request that I assiityou in securing the appointment to the position which you intend to apply for. You must know, without any assurance from me, it would give me great pleaeure,to do you a per gonal favor, but I am sure you can not fail to see how embarassing.not to say hurtful, it. would be for me to take part in a contest between friends over local positions. For this reason I have refused to sijn petition3 of friends residing in my own town, where I am supposed to be better informed as to the rel ative merits of the opposing appli cants, and my judgment impels me to follow the same course to wards applicants in other coramun ities who Have honorsd me by the suggestion that I might aid them. It seems to me this course for me to pursue, since if 1 could be of any service in this re gard, the influence I am asked to employ is not my personal but offi cial. I have thought much upon this eutject during the past few days, and it has occurred to me that our Senators and Kepresentatives in Congress wonld be much aided and relieved if some method could be devised by which the County Executive Committees would in vestigae and in an official way decide conflicting claims arising in the distribution of local patronage. These deckions would bs nothing more than partisau recommenda tions, and would be given by our Representatives only such weight as this sanction wonld naturallv impart to them. Likewise the State and District Committees might act in caeea which would naturally fall nnder their respect ive jurisdictions. It is not un reasonable to suppose nnder such a system,patronage would be justly and meritoriously awarded; scan dals, and expensiye, not to 6ay in manv cases unseeraiy, contests avoided or lendercd lets public. Of course such a p an could net be inaugurated and ehonld not be at tempted without the approval and consent ot our liepreseutatives in the Cont ress, to whem. the Preisi dent looka for advice in. thee? mat-, tere, and npon whoso advice he generally very properiy act?. I am inclined to think but little if any oj pos-hion would be cfFred by th m to any plan along this line the feasibility of which would meet the approval of their judg meat. If a svstem of the kind I have suggested would tend to accom plieh the end I have estimated, I am suie it would accomplish an - other object, which from a parti san standpoint is much to be de sired. Oar weak point a3 a party is lack of local organization, and this would produce a better and more perfect organization in the the counties. It would invest those committees with, new and at tractive functions, and the best and most active men in the party would not only seek place on them but would also discharge the du ties imposed with a zeal and effi ciency hitherto unknown with na. With the strong Democratic sen timent among our people; fostered and guided by such an organiza tion as would be thuss3cured; the Democratic party would become invincible in the State of JNorth Carolina. I have always believed in the efficacy ot organization, but my faith in it as a political factor haB been greatly, almost immeasurably strengthened, by my recent exper ience. With safety, end I hope without immodesty, I can say our organiza tion in North Carolina is better than it has been; but is far short of what it should be, if we wish to be prepared to contend with such dangers to our party ascend ency as those we have just success tully resisted. These are suggestions; crude, I admit; but which I make after some, though not mature reflec tions; and while I think them worthy of consideration and should like to have them discussed, I con eles I am rattler wary A f prac ticabuity or wisdom. . I have written somewhat hur riedly and perhaps disconnectedly, but you will understand what I mean, and 1 am sure will apprecit ate my situation and tbe em harass ment I feel in the large number of requests of similar import to yours which I have receivrei from friends from different portions of the State. I have great confidence in your judgment and in your friendship and 1 would esteem it a t.tvor it yon would consider what I have written, and leaving your own case out of co-neideration, give me your views in tne premises. I am, yours truly, F. M. Simmons. Signed. Everybody's Medical Duty. The following from the Ameri can Practitioner and News, very lastly and clearly pictures the titnation and chancer of a phy sician's lift ; "Qcrodotus tolls ue that the Babylonians had physi cians, that when anyone was sick he was carried into the ttreets and placed where the greatest number of passer by could sec him; everyo body was bound to stop and con sider the case, and if an individual passed who had suffered in what seemed to him a similar manner, he wks compel ed to explain the method of his cure. There 13 no necessity for this sort of thing now, although a large Bection of the public enjoys nothing more than suggesting remedies for all sorts of complaints, and dabbling general ly in a little physic. Bat there never was a time in the history of civil.zation when there was greater need that everybody should re cogaizs the fact that he owes a medical duty to his neighbor which he is bound to perform. Dr. George Gould recently delivered an address in Philadelphia on the subject 'Everybody's Medical Duty ,' in the couise of which he bitterly complained of the way in which the public at large leaves the medical profession to struggle under its Atlantean world of de puted responsibility. The in difference, the want of sympathy, to 6a nohing of the actual op position experienced by those whose work its is to contend against disease is as discouraging to our profession as it is disgrace. fultoourage of sicence. There never was a body of men animated by a spirit of devotion and self- sacrifice such aa characterizes the medical practitioners of the age, How ia this devotion and self-sac rifice recognized? The quacks, the charlatans, and the knaves make fortunes, while the educated and conscientious practitioners are expected to do a large amount of work for nothing. Up to now the work of the yhysiciau baa been the cure of sick persons. Now it has largeiy become the prevention cf sickness. Patients will cooper- I ate more or les3 in the work 01 be- 1 ing healed of their diseases, and healed of their diseases, are not wholly ungrateful to the healer, but tnose who are in daily danger of becoming patients will do little or nothing to assist the men who are fighting to keep dis ease lrorn the;r doors. They laugh at bacteria and mock at microbes: carry the germs of disease in their clothes from house to house; sweep up the dust ot the streets in their trailing skirt.-; take little or no pains to disinfect the excreta from such infectious cases as occur in their own home?; oppose with all their influence the erection of hos pitals for iufectious diseases in their mis careless as to what be comes 01 the patieuts eo long as they pass not by their own doors; impede the efforts of medical efli- cers of health and inspectors of meat aud oter food to inprove the hygienic condition of our towns and the quality of iood we con- disregard the authoritative condemnation of the corset, and in a multitude of xways help to make the work of the modern phy sician as hard as possible. Chaldea and Babylou could have taugnt us this, at least, that everybody is bound to help the State to the ut most of his power in the battle against disease and death." Char lotle Medical Journal. A Card of Thanks, Wo desire to express to tne in dividual members cf the Goldsboro Fire Department and to our fel low citizens, our fincereet -thanks for their prompt aid and generous succor when our home was in flames and destroyed on Thursday night. We shall always cherish a grate ful remembrance of their kindness to us and ours. -Respectfully, W. H. Finlatson. Mbs. VV.H. Finlatson. Wilton Mirror; F. L. Ferrya hotel man of twenty yeara' experi ence and who is eaid to be the best caterer in the State, has taken charge of Corbett's new hotel. He 13 a gentleman of fine address and pleading manners, and know-how to run a hotel and please his guests. FIFTY SECOND CONGSESS, 6EC03JD SESSION. HOUSE. Washington, Dec. 9. On mo tion of Mr. McMilliu, of Tennes see, it wa ordered that when the House adjourned to-day, it be to meet Monday n xt. -Mr. Catchings, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Rules, re ported a resolution amending the rules so as to provide that bneinese coming over as unfinished from one session of Congress, may be considered immediately at the meeting of the subsequent session of he same Congress. Adopted. The Speaker announced a hum berof new committee assignments. Mr. McLaurin, of South Carolina, was placed on the Committees on Education and on Militia. A call of committees for reports was unproductive. A motion made by Mr. Hooker, ot Mississippi, that the House pro ceed to the consideration of busi ness on the Private Calendar, was defeated yeas 53, nays 141. Mr. Andrews, of Massachusetts, presented a petitton of Rev. Phil lip Brooks and others, asking for the repeal of the Geary Chinese Act. It was ordered printed. Tbe House then adjourned until Monday. Tbe glamour of the new session has worn ofl and the House to-day at the close of its first week's work, greatly resembles a meeting of that body after its members had been weried by 6ix months attention to important business. The attend ance wa small and the attention listless. It was with difficulty that a quorum could be raised to vote and it was by a bare margin of votes that the printing bill wa9 passed. The Baptist Convention! The Baptist State Convention met last night at 8 o'clock, 268 delegates being present, Rev. R. H. Marsh, of Oxford, called the conyention to order as presi dent. The entire audience sang a hymn with fine effect. Prayei was offered by Rev, Mr Tyrce aud a scriptural selection was read. Rev. Dr. J, S. Hardaway preached the opening sermon, tak ing his text from tho 51st chapter of Istiah. His theme was the strength of the Church. His ser mon was f an hour's length and showed care in prepara'ion, and was fjrciful throughout. At its conch sion what may be termed the regular business of the convention was taken up, officers being chosen for the ensnring year. Rev. Dr. R, H. Marsh was one motion of Dr. Sanderlin re-elected President by acclamation. Three vice presidents were chosen and the secretaries were re-elected, the latter being Rev. C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary, Kev. H. B. Cobb, Stateistical Secretary, and Mr. N. B, Broughton, Record, ing Secretary. Ihe convention shortly alter 1U o'lock adjourned to meet at 10 o' clock this morning at the Tabers nacle. One of the pleasant incidents ef last night's meeting was the very hearty welcome extended by the c nvention, through Dr, Marsh, its President, to the unusually largo number of prominent preachers of the denomination from other States. The principal religions papers ef the Baptists in the South have representatives here, Proceeding Friday, When the Baptist State Con vention assembled at tbe tabernacle this morning, Dr, J. J. Holt de- livere the address of welcome. Hi K. Proctor responded. Foreign mission work was dis cussed by Dr, Tupper, of RIchs mond, President 01 the 15oard 01 Foreign Missions, who presented a gratifying resume of operations in foreign countries, and particularly the extraordinary results in China where much headway had been made. Addresses were delivered by Dr.Bagby, missionary to Brazil; Dr, Powell, missionary to Mexico, and Rev, D, M, Herrinsr, missions ary to China,detailing the progress of Baptist work in those conna tries. Charlotte Observer: A congre sational meeting was held at the Second Presbyterian church Snn day morning after service, and an unanimous call was extended to Rev, Jno. H. Boyd, of Memphis, Tenn. salary $2,400 and a manse. Winston ent nel; Sjma ooe entered the stables of Col. J, A Bitting on Fifth street a few nights ago. and stole a light Drown Day mare. He offers a reward for in formation which will lead to the capture of thief and the return of the animal. THE STATE VOTF, Gov, C'arrs Majority Nearly Reaches the 40,000 Mark. The State canvassing board com pleted its work Tuesday afternoon. The canvass of the Gubernatorial vote sho wed that the plurality of Carr over Furches for Governor was 39,761. It would have run oyer 40, 000 if the returns from every county had been sent in, but for some reason four counties failed to send in the returns for State officers. They were Wilkes, "Vance, Duplin and Onslow. The following are the totals re ceived by the uarious candidates a3 shown by. the canva33, the third named can lidates being the G:d eonites and the fourth the Prohi bitionists : FOR GOVERNOR. Carr 129,955 Furches 90,194 Exum 45,492 Templetou 2,436 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. Doughtou 129,765 Moody 90,330 Uobb 45 465 Candler 2,389 SECRETARY OF STATE. Coke , 129,630 Amis 90,114 Durham 45,383 AUDITOR. Furman Grant Buller, EG Nelson, D B 129,371 90,124 45,356 2,359 TEASURER Bain Dockery Worth Bonner 129,545 89 936 45,645 2,344 6UPT PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. Scarborough 129,597 Periesho 90,139 Woody 44,441 Root 2,337 ATTORN Y GENERAL. Osborn . 129 411 furnell 89.917 Lyon 44 200 ASSOCIATE JUETICS, MacRae 136,063 Ball 99,750 SUPERIOR C1URT JUDGE, 12TH DIs't Shutord - 135,604 .Norwood 99,155 In Rowan county there were 156 votes tor Joseph J, Davis f jr Su prerae Cort Justice. The constitutional amendment failed to carry by a vote of 120,476 for, and 135,978 against. The following is the vote for Congressmen: First District-Branch, 14,263; Riddick Gatling, 11,576; Bonner 57. Second District Woodare, 13, 925; Cheatham, 11,814; Thorne,5 457. Third District Grady. 12,457: Clark, 5,271; Koonce, 9.869. fourth District Bunn, 14,640; Strowd,12,916; Williamson, 2,106. Fifth District Williams, 13,746: Settle, 14,075; Lindsay, p p., 4,. 358. Love, pro., 424. Sixth District Alexander, 16,- 624; Maynard, p p., 12,127- Seventh Diatnct Henderson, 14,303; Holton, 9,136: Shuford, 5,399. Eight District Bower, 16,896; Wilcox, 13,215; Patton, 3,564- .Ninth District Crawford, 16.b 010; Pritchard, 14,560; Brown, 72 . Raleigh Chronicle; The two fine landscape paintings which have for several weeks adorned the win dows of W. C. & A. B. Stronach, have been disposed of, one for $250 and tho other for $225. They were a donation, the amonnt realized to be divided between the Soldier s Home and St. John's Hospital. Wilmington Star: Mr. T. A. Hodges, one of the workmen in the Atlantic Coast Line shops in this city, was fatally injured yesterday alternoon. While running a rip saw in the shops a large block of wood, held agamet the saw by an other workman, was jerked out of the hands of the latter and struck Mr. Hodges on the head, breaking bis jaw-bone, cutting his face and knocking him down. Drs. Beln lamy and Wright attended him and found that his skull was frace tured. Mr. Hodges' injures are believed to be fatal. The rails road officials report the number of visitors in the city during the four days of Welcome week as follows : W. &. W railroad, 3000; W. C. & A., 3,700, Carolina Central, 1,600 Capo Fear & Yadkin Valley,2,400, Wilmington, Onslow & East Caroa Una, 850, Seacoasl, 100. Beside these it is estimated that about 1,000 people came by river boats and private conveyances. In connection with tbe highest order of statesmanship and patriot ism, Grover Cleveland will bring courage and conscience into the administration of public affairs. KNOW NOT WHAT MAY BEFALL ME. know not what may befall me, God hangs a mist o'tr my eyea, nd before each step of my onward way And every joy he send' me comes .0.0 u bweci an. giaa surprise. I see not a step before me As J. trace the day oi the vear: Cut the past is still in God's keeping, The future His mercy shall cheer, And what looks dark in the distance May brighten as I draw near. For ptrhap3 the dreaded future, iia3 less bitter than I think The Lord may sweeten tho watei Bilore l s'oop to drink: Or if Marah must be Marah, He will stand beside the brink. It may be He has waiting. For the Cf mnr of my feet- Some gift cf such rare blessedness, borne joy so strangely sweet, . That my life can only tremble With the thanks I cmnot speak. My heart shrinks back' from trials Which the future may disclose. Yet I never had a sorrow But what the dear Lord chose; And I send the coming tears back With, the whispered words, "He Knows." So I go on, not knowing; T wmitfl nnf if T mio-hf- I would rather walk "with God in the dark, Than tvn nlnriA in llfrlif. I wsuld rather walk witl? Him by laith lhan walk, alone by sight. THE APPROACH OF CHRISTMAS Within a few days we will cele biatewhatis next to Easter the greatest festival of Christendom the anniversary of the birth of the Divine Saviour of mankind. ChrisU mas Day hps always been one of the cardinal feasts cf the Christian year, though its observance has ebbed and flowed like the ocean's tides. In this time of what may be called the "springtide" of its celebration, the customs aud usages which have col lected like flotsam and jetsam upon the bosom of its stream have almost obscured the original idea. In this aay tha most prominent and almost universal feature of Christmas is the custom of gift giv ing. To "keep Christmas" i3, in common phrase, the expression of the giving spirit, and poor indeed is the family between membcra the Christmas tokens are not exchanged. The custom seems in danger of sink ing to what has been termed "a mere orgy of giving." As a practical ex emplification of Christianity he Christmag tide has beautiful U3e. "Love's calendar for opportunity" some one has named it. T- 1 1 -a . .Dun to give simply because it is the custom so to do; to give in order that one may be given unto; to give only to thoae who will give to one in return ; "do not even the publicans sor What do ve more than thevr to give without ?xpending upon the gift the personal thought and care for fitness which are the unfailing signs of interest; to give beyond one's means these are the kinds of giv ing which are an abuse of the time- honored custom and which take from it its possibilities of beauty and blessedness. Ponder these few suggestions dur ing the intenyening days that lead up to the "hallowed and gracious time," and let the spirit of your giv ing be unselfish-then will joy abound both in your own soul and in that of the recipient of your gift. The Outgoing Congress. The final session of the Fifty s second Congress, which opened yesterday, is not likely to prove particularly eventful. Ihere is mach that might be done, in the direction indicated by the popular vote m .November, but the na tional disposition will be to leave this work for the new Congress, in which the two houses will be in po litical accord with the President The work of this session will prob ably be confined to the necessary routine business. One or two subjects demand im mediate attention by the common consent of the leaders ol both par ties, the repeal of the Sherman silver act being one of them. Yet even this is quite likely to be de ferred, and the general policy , of the Senate will be postpone what ever can be postponed, in order to throw all responsibility upon the Democratic party when it shall come into full control. Fortunately the present situa tion, while it may cause dalay, will also prevent any reckless legisla tion such as has characterized the final session of Congress after the people bad commanded a party change. . The looting of the Treas ury by the last Republican Con gress, like the salary grabV some years earlier, was enected fcer the majority of the members had been defeated for re-election. There will be nothing of that kind at the press ent session, the con trolling Ei8iors ity in the House having just res received a freh commission from the people to carry out a policy of economy, and the party responsi bility resting upon them is t-jo great to bs treated lightly. ihe most important work to be expected at this session will be mainly in the way of preparation or tne retorrm to be undertaken by the new Congress. The Presi dent's message may help somewhat to tms ana :t it shall contain the precise information that is needed regarding tho finances of the coun try and the liabilities incurred uni der existing laws. It not! it will be the first business of the House to obtain this information and to take ms that, at least there shall be no further increase of expenses until the system af revenue shall be rightly adjusted. Philadelphia Times. The will of Jay Gould. Jay Gould's last will is in har mony with his life. There was some hope that he might endeavor, as so many rich men have doce, to purcha.e a postmortem reputa tion by devoting a part of his for tune to some public use. Tho ex pectation was not reasonable. Gould never showed any regard for public opinion in his life "and he maintained the name defiant at titude in his death. The one thiDg that he cared for, beyond the accumulation of riches, was his family, If he could net obtain respect for himself, 1 e could at least make his children respected, and to this end he has left hia whole great fortune to them, with fpecial g:fts to none but members cf his own family. His iil'e had been a warfare against society aud he did not mean" that society should profit by his death. There may Lave been also some thing of shrewd business sense in thie. He had seen how many in tended testamentary benefactions had fuiied in execution in New York, and he may hav preferred to leave tho disposition of his ur plus wealth to the judgment of his surviving representatives. More prabably his ambition was to found a iamilv fortune, in rivalry of the Astors and the Vanderoiltis that would, in the next generation if not in this, make the name ot Gould respected. Yet he might have done so much without impairing the family fbr tunc; the opportunity for repara tion was so great and the desire to conciliate the judgment of the world on leaving it is ordinarily so strong even among men of Gould's type, that the entire seifishnecs ef his will does bring some disapdoint ment. But perhaps it is better ac it is. It certainly is better tha men who accumulate riches in the way that Gould didshould beplain ly recognized as antagonists to all public interests and as having claim npon public gratitude or con- confidence. Philadelphia 1 imes? A FAMOUS VICTOEY, It is a significant and farvreach ing victory that Carnegie and Frick, have won over the preten sions of labor to the right of self defense against the capitalized task-master. It means that the peonage of Mexico, has had practa ical introduction into" this country; for what better is the established right of capital -to rely npon necs sity to make labor compulsory, than peonage, pure and simple? Of the result at Homestead the St. Louis Republic says; "Carnegie and Frick scored a susceES in both of the objects with which they torced the Homestead lockout. They have struck a stag- gering blow at organized labor -all the workingmen returning to their employ had to 6ign an agree ment not to join a Union. They have forced down wages men who were earning $9, before the lock out now get only $4, and the $2,25 men get only $1,89." The Prohibitionists estimate their total vote for President this year at 330,000. This is a gain of 80, 000 over the vote of 1888 for Fisk, and the latlerj vote was an in- crease of 99,000 over that for. St. John in 1884. It seems, therefore that the Prohibitionist are not on ly retaining their organization, but are making a steady increase. How long they will continue to do so is a matter for the prophets, but it seems that they will be alive and as work long after the Populace has gone the way of all third par ties. . - Per Express, just received, a line of hoy's jersey suits. H. Weil & Bros.