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THURSDAY, DECEMUER 19. 189?.
It la denied at Madrid that Capt.-Oen.
Campos has resigned hla command In
v. The Washington Post wants to know
?? . why Congressional sinners should be
prayed for at public expense.
||& Joalah Qulncy is the nest egg of Dem-1
?cracy and he may hatch out a Presld
&.\*?nt, says the Memphis Commerclal-Ap- ]
, peaL _
Senator Quay's frank admission that1
v .he la not a fit man for President Is only
j a portion of truth, remarks the Boston
We reckon Cleveland will not In
afraid to knock the Venezuela ship off
iOt Salisbury's shoulder, says the Lowell
It Is evident from io-day's prompt and
Vigorous message thAt the President did
not use up all hla powder and shot on
the ducks, remarks the Star.
Xt Is rumored, (remarks the Brooklyn
JjSagle, that a lighted bomb was found
?,a.t the door of the residence of the Span
''lah Minister In Washington a day or so |
? ? Nearly 100 women have passed the ex
? am illations of the University of Lon?
don this year In the courses for the ]
degrees of bachelor of airts and bache
lor of science.
The New York Tribune asserts that It
1? Bald that In the Ohio hotels they art
scratching reedblrds off the bills of fart
and inserting In thtslr place good plump |
' The Sultan is said to have become con.
?rlnced that there. Is no concert of action
tunong the Europeon Powers in dealing
?with Turkey, and he is not the only per
-?on who thinks bo, either.
The Washington Post says that the
McKinley boom is said to have a cash
capital of $500.000. We mention this
fact for the benefit of the gentlemen
??ytho propose to be Southern delegates.
Later advices show that 1,000 Chris
tlana were massacred In Kalsaava, on
".?November 30. Women were offered the
..'alternative of embracing Islam Ism or
1 being hacked to death, or an even worse
>. Europe is rtallzlng the truth that noth
(tng but the jetalouslea of the Powers
^prevents the summary ending of the
'Armenian horrors. So long as they frit.
:tre away tlie time with trifles, Just so
? long will the massacres continue, says
the Brooklyn Eagle.
Thomas Newell, Alaska's delegate to
^'CongresB, attributes to Vice-President
?tevenson a statement that there are
no grounds for arbitrating the question
/at boundary between Canada and Alas
V'ka, and that if England thought other
: Wise she would have to fight in support
'' of her claims.
jln 1S95, of all the thousands of for
elgn Immigrants landed at Baltimore."
rvsays the Wilmington Messenger, "but
||!felght found their way to North Caro
' llns. South Carolina got three."
?"The Government's receipts from cus
.rtoms duties have increased $70,000,000
" luring the past five months.
W. D. Howells bought some books In
. ?.New York store one day last week, and
the proprietor telephoned his publlsh
?ira In Boston: "A man named Howells
: refers to you. Do you know him?" Com
ijnentlng upon this Incident the Boston
;Herald mournfully remarks: "And yet
B|Mat benighted metropolis frequently
jfereierB to Itself as a literary center."
Sp^jpoeB Brother Barrett expect to be I
t; AmbosEttor Bayard's successor? If he
l&Bh?uld ever chance to get the appolnt
E^jbient he would probably be more charl
E?&*?le toward Mr. Bayard, for it would
very difficult for Brother Barrett
^iij remain four years In Kngland and
e' ZlOt ?alte a Republican stump speech
ft;.-, during the entire period, asks the Bos
tP.MTED STATES 1 EMI COM ?IS
Dr. W. H. Cnpehcart. of Avoca. N. C,
Ic strongly urged upon the President
as a lit person to succeed to the posi?
tion ot United Slates Fhh Commission?
er made vacant by the death of Colonel
McDonald, who so ably tilled the place.
The President could not select one
better quniiiled than Dr. Capehort. He
is admirably fitted for the position.
He has been for many years actively
engaged In the Iis!) business, control?
ling one of the largest and greatest
fisheries In the United States, and he
understands the commercial fisheries
of the coast more thoroughly than any
one else In the country. He is a splen?
didly educated man. with practical
training In business affairs; systematic
In detail and action. He started hatch?
ing shads with private funds in 1870.
He saw then the great value of artifi?
cial methods and anticipated State ac?
tion by several years. His efforts were
wonderfully successful, and from hauls
of 20.000 he has since 1880, never caught
less than C0,000,-nnd during several years
the number reached nearly 100,000.
The appointment of Dr. Capebart by
the President would secure the services
of an able man, who 13 In every respect
qualified for the position.
ANNEXATION" OF BERKLEY.
It Is hoped that there will be a full
meeting of the Councils Friday night
to consider the question of the annexa?
tion of Berkley. By failure of a quorum
a hearing of this subject failed Tuesday
evening. The annexation of Berkley Is
of the greatest Importance to Norfolk,
as it Is to Berkley. The good people of
that town are anxious to see It brought
about, and every well-wisher of Nor?
folk's prosperity and future develop?
ment earnestly desire the success of the
The benefits to be. derived cannot be
estimated In value. The addition to the
population of Norfolk of 10,000 would be
of untold value. All have witnessed the
splendid results which have followed the
annexation oC Brambleton and Atlantic
City Wards. The City was a great
gainer and the new wards have unques?
tionably realized remarkable benefits.
So In the matteir of the Berkley and
South Norfolk annexation. When
Brambleton and Atlantic City knocked
at the doors of Norfolk for admission
as wards of the city their respective
populations were small In comparison
with the present population or Berkley
and South Norfolk. They were recaiv?
ed and the inarch of Improvement was
rapid and population rapidly Increased.
So would It be In the ease of the an?
nexation of Berkley, only to a far
greater extent. The city and the new
ward would each soon be recipients of
splendid results. There should be every
effort made to bring annexation about,
and The Virginian hopes that the meet?
ing of the Councils to-morrow night will
j be largely attended, nnd that the an?
nexation measure will receive a forward
move that no obstacle will check as to
'?SINKIXO OF A UIIF.AT ItIVKit."
An entirely now problem faces the
Mississippi River Commission, says the
Plttsburg Post, nml It is creating no lit?
tle sensation among the river experts
and students of the ecc itrleltlcs of
western navigation. This is the appar?
ent sinking of the gulf coast. The the?
ory that the land Is sinking, not only
on the Gulf of Mexico, but also on near?
ly all other coasts, has long been ac?
cepted by scientists, but the rate of sub?
sidence reported from Holland, less than
one-tenth of an Inch a year, was so
Flow as to create no apprehension on the
part of the present generation. The
rate ut which the ground is reported to
be sinking In Louisiana, however, is
quite different from the slow subsidence
of the sluggish land In Holland.
Our contemporary says that in the
last few months the investigations of
the river commission show that the land
in lower Louisiana Is sinking at a
startling rate never before repotted,
und this will certainly affect the plans
of river improvement. The gauge at
the mouth of the Mississippi, in charge
of Major Quint), of the engineers, shows
that the waters of the gulf have ap?
parently risen one foot since 1877. The
engineers, however, accept the theory
of the subsidence or the hind.
Tlie Post says that a resurvey or the
river will probably be necessary to de?
termine tu what extent the sinking is
A TRIBUTE TO I.EE.
President Andrews, or Brown Univer?
sity, of Providence, It. I., who is a his?
torian of some note, made an address
on General Robert 10. Lee before the
students of his college a few days ago,
and here is what he had to say of the
"Considering everything, 1 believe
that Lee's masterful campaigns of 1SC2.
1SC3. and 1804. not only constitute him
the foremost military virtuoso or his
land, but write his name high on the
scroll or the greatest captains in histo?
ry, beside Adolph us and Tilly; Luxem?
bourg and William, or Orange: Fred?
erick the Great. Marlborough. and
Prince Eugene. Napoleon and Welling?
ton, Von Moltke and Prince Frederick
Mr. Andrews is a native of New Eng?
land, and served In the Union' army
during the late conflict between the
States, and therefore is qualified to
spenk on the subject of the lecture. His
estimate of General Lee Is altogether
Prof. Bchmldt. of the- Berlin Uni?
versity, has requested the Minister of
Public Instruction to Issue an order for?
bidding women to attend bis lectures.
William Vosburg, a well known crook,
has told a story to the effect that the
Ijostoflicei thieves who escaped from
Ludlow street Jail some months ago
had a plot to blow a hole In the Jail
walls with dynamite.
Tile body or the late Alexander Du?
mas, ills, will finally rest not rar rrom
the tomb of Marie Duplcssls, the ori?
ginal of "Cairillle." It Is said that Du?
mas frequently visited her tomb, and
decked It with (lowers.
The Duke or York always sports a
grimy and batlly-burned pleew of old
briar of the "cutty" order, which he
lias Smoked ever since tin' days when
he was a midshipman and the forbidden
luxury could lie only Indulged in on
Hartley Harnato may think he has
enjoyed publicity In the English press,
but let ti I in wait until the New York
and Chicago papers get their Interview?
ers and Illustrators at work on him.
and he will kick himself f..r hot com?
ing straight to America from Africa,
thinks the Augusta Chronicle.
NOTES AND OPINIONS.
' Liverpool lias I he largest tola) debt
'of any town In England.
I The total capital Invested in British
railways Is about 1,000.000,000 pounds
All or th-' second gunrshlps, with Ihc
exception <-f a German vessel, have ar?
rived at Constantinople.
Great Uritaln pays the Continent up?
wards or M.pnO.ARO pounds a year for
sugar, anil makes not an ounce.
There are no fewer than Ut.o?u school?
masters In Gerthaity whose salaries fall
below forty pounds per annum.
Charles Francis Adams, recently ln-J
stalled as Mayor of Qutncy, Mass., Is a
great-great-grand son of the original
Lace girdles ate the latest form :i
dress adornments. Guipure is aptfl
qiietl to a girdle of silk or velvet, with
points extending upwards, and the
line about the waist straight.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
Whni lite Press Hits to May or Mr.
Whatever may be the result of the
message. President Cleveland is to be
congratulated for the stand he has
There Is nothing of the Jingo In the
message, it Is a stnlcmont-llkc decla?
ration or (he policy thai has always
I characterized ihls Republic.?Raleigh
I News and Observer.
President Cleveland's message to Con
[ gross on the Venezuelan question sub?
mitted to-day In connect Inn with lite
correspondence regarding the boun?
dary dispute Is one or the most Vlg?r
|pus and patriotic Stale papers that ever
emanated rrom the Executive Man?
Those words leave nothing wanting in
explicitness, earnestness or intelligibil?
ity. They will lie accepted as wholly
(rue, rightly bold, gravely opportune,
and solemnly necessary by the great
mass or the clll7.rt.1fi of the UnlL.'
I States.?Hronklyn Eagle.
The special message of President
Cleveland sent to Congress yesterday
leaves not n shadow of doubt as to his
position on the Venezuelan question.?
President Cleveland's message on (he
Venezuelan boundnry dispute fell like
a chip of thunder from a clear sky upon
the astonished ears of Republican jin?
goes yesterday.?Baltimore Run.
Even the most rampant Jlngoist will
he unable to find much In criticise In
President Cleveland's special message
to Congress on Ihe Venezuelan ques?
tion, if it does not actually awaken
surprise in some quarters. K will bp
recognized ns a peculiarly able ant'
lucid statement of the American posi
llon relative to this ancient boundary
dispute In Vene/nein. No more posi?
tive) or emphatic defer..-' of the Mon?
roe doctrine could have hoen expected
r desired.?Baltimore Herald.
We advise nil manly men In r.nd Mr.
I Cleveland's sneclal message on the Ven?
ezuela boundnry question. They will
rend a document as thrilling as the
Declaration of Fndepehdencei as ni"
menlotis as the Proclamation of Eman?
cipation. N"--> President or this Ameri?
can Union has r>v.Ivcn <>nl an ut?
terance mure eoumgi ..us. more Inspirit?
ing, more splendid. II will rouse (he
country from one end to the other
Before Ihn breath of it* roagniiWnl pn
IrioUstn the doubts and fears of faint?
hearted irlmmors. the nr-rv le?is maun?
dering* or Mugwumps, will ho blown
lawav in shame. It is a call to arms.?
The mewtngf? which President Cleve?
land soul lo Contrfess yos.tordav gives
a new and highly Important phase i"
the Venezuelan boundary dispute Ills
notion takes the Venezuelan qiie?tkSn
for the present at i-n?-t. out ..r tt)(.
realm of diplomacy and lonves |t in the
hands of Congress, tt Is now for 'h-M
hodv to determine what eoiir?e shall In
ta'-en. Thai It Is a grave m.r v hl^li
calls for calm and patriotic th I1bcrn'l< n
mist be obvious to ali.?New York
President Cleveland's mi ss ige to Con?
gress on the Venezuelan matter Is a
serious blunder. It i.< n blunder >???
o.nu.-e It Is based unon a wv mr rnnccp
tlon, because ll is no', sustained by in?
ternational law <??? usage, and because
It places the limited Pin???? in a false
position.?New York World.
Works wonders in cur=
ing torturing, disfigur?
ing diseases of the skin,
scalp, and blood, and es^
pecially baby humours.
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Everywhere you turn in all of the departments of the big
store the purchasing power of money brings forth better results
than ever before. The phenomenal money-saving opportunities
send the goods off with a rush. Apparel sold here is warranted
standard manufacture, new, choice and seasonable, and guaranteed
reliable qualities that give genuine service and satisfaction.
Nine Seventy-Five for Regular*Fifteen, Fourteen and Thirteen
Dollar Suits in Worsteds, Cassimeres and Cheviots, Plain
Black and Fancy Mixtures, latest style, single and
double, breasted Sacks, neat patterns
and excellent values. Samples
in West Window.
Seven-Fifty only for Heavy Double Weight Men's Cheviot
Suits, warranted every fibie all wool, and a regular Ten
Dollar Va'ue. Substantially made, sightly, servicea?
ble, comfortable, good winter Suits in men's
sizes, just the thing for men
that are hard on clothes.
Seven Seventy-Five only for your choice of Men's Overcoats,
made from Warm, Blue Chinchilla, medium long, with
velvet collars, good trimmings, well lined and splen?
didly finished and in everySdetail solid, sound,
sensible and serviceable Overcoats and
a Tip-Top Value for the price.
Six Dollars to close a special culling of Men's Frock Suits, and
a sprinkling of Sacks, mixed sizes, slightly irregular, but
every one of them a good Suit, well worth double
the Bargain Price now charged
We bundle the lot together,
'em as thev run.
Ten Dollars covers the price of Men's Overcoats, made from
reliable fabrics in both light and dark effects, medium
long, extra lengths, and some Short Box Sacks,
beautifully cut, nicely finished and Fault
.: lessly Tailored throughout.
Twelve Dollars buys Nobby Business Suits in Twilled
Weaves, Chain Weaves, Basket Weaves, Diagonal
Weaves, some rough, others smooth effects. Su?
perbly tailored, stylish, up-to-date Suits that
no man would be ashamed to wear.
Twelve Fifty affords, a pick from Kerseys, Meltons, Cheviots
and Beavers, various hefts, shapes, colors and shades.
Excellent Overcoats that would command every?
where a considerable advance on our prices
for goods that are neither finished nor (it
anything like so well. Another
sortment of phenomenal
Thirteen Fifty takes Men's Choice Worsted Suits, including
Blacks and Blues, Plain and Fancy Mixtures, Sacks and
Cutaways, made in our own work shops, by 01
own first-class tailors and weil worth tli?
exuui Five over the price now
charged lor them.
Thirteen Fifty owns Finer Overcoats that are At Garments
in every detail of construction, in half box and full box
backs. Overcoats that look well and wear as well
as they look, made medium and extra long, with
extra deep velvet collars and slanting pock?
ets. Strictly up-to-date in every par?
tial1 ar, and no merchant tailor
produces them more stylish?
ly, no matter what
BOYS' KNEE PANTS
SUITS, made from
Dark Blue Tricots,
sightly, soft mate?
rials, Double Breast?
ed Jackets, Pants.
I\e in forced Seats,
Double Knees, Pat?
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Seams and Riveted
Buttons, sizes up to
BOYS' KNEE PANTS
SUIT S, All Wool
Dark Tweed Cassi
JackcTs and Wear
Seat and Knee Pants,
solid Suits that will
give honest service.
Sizes including age
MEN'S UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS, White
Merino Heavy Winter Weight, splendidly
finished goods that mean Half Dollar every?
where but here.
MEN'S CANTON FLANNEL DRAWERS, excel?
lently made and finished, and a rattling good
quality for the Quarter.
MEN'S FLEEQE LINED UNDERSHIRTS ONLY (no
drawers*to match) White, extra weight and
warm undergarments, only.
MEN'S FLEECE LINED HEALTH UNDERWEAR,
extra heavy, well finished and Tip-Top Un?
derwear for tit comfort and service, only.
A\EN'S HATS in Gray and Brown Fedoras, stylish,
good looking and well made Hats, and a rare
bargain for the price.'.
A\EN'S HATS, Nobby Derbies, odd sizes, regular
Two Fifty Hats, well made and trimmed, and
a Big Bargain in Headgear.
BOYS' CAPE OVER?
COATS, made from
Choice Tweed ma?
terials, full lengths,
well made and fin?
ished and a thorough,
Cape Coat that no
boy need be ashamed
to wear. Sizes up ^
to 1 j.y i
Boys' Cape Overcoats,
with Knee Pants
Suits to match, made
from all wool dark
blue tweed, a bang
up Suit and Over?
coat, all to match,
and a big bargain for
a complete outfit, ?