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,0 Oooj An Independent Family (ft o 0 0 0 The SkntlNei circu- 6 lates throughout Piedmont 0 and Northwestern Carolina Q and has no superior in this Q section as a desirable ad-A vertisingr medii'm. Q i Newspaper for the people. 6 Q Devoted to the farming in- 0 0 terests and to the industri- 0 $al uevelopment of Pied-($) j) mont North Carolina. ($ M. B. WHITAKEB, Jr., Editor and HD(er. A 5EW8T AID TBUSIWOBTHI FAHUT KEWBPAPEB FOR NORTH ClBOUIi PEOPLE, IN THE STATE AID OCT OF IT. ftl.OO PER TEAS IN ADTAICE. VOL, XXXIX. No. 86. WINSTON-SALEM, N O., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19,1895. PfilCE 5 CENTS FORSYTH CAN BDILD IT! A PLEASING SUCCESS J THE EPISC' PAL MISSION. 6 western 0 It is Known By Its Cures It Is not what we say, but what I 9 Hood's Sarsaparilla does, that tells the story of its merit. THIS REFERS TO OUR PROPOSED NEW COURT-HOUSE. "ANITA, THE GYPSY," OR "OUR GIRLS IN CAMP." IC WILL TAKE PL"!E IN WIN ST N ON JANUARY 31)12 fH. A Toe thousands of people whom ii nas raised from disease and despair to happi ness and health, are the strongest and best advertisements Hood's Sarsaparilla has. No other preparation in existence has such a record of wonderful cures. This is why Hood's Sarsaparilla has the largest sale, and requires for its produc tion the largest laboratory in the world. Now If you need a good medicine, why t try that which has done others so mnch good. Kemember Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the Only True Blood Purifier prsmiasntly in pnbllo eye, fl ; six f or S . , aat barmonioasly wits riOOU S HlllS Hood'i&arsapariUa. 25o. Call the Doctor when baby is ill, and Bend hia pre scription to our Pharmacy. We give special attention to the compound ing of medicines and take every pos sible precaution to prevent mistakes. Adulterated drugs have no place in our stock; purity, absolute purity, is a point we always insist upon. "Whatsoever is used for medicine ought to be above suspicion. Be as careful about your medicines as you are about the choice of the family doctor, whose best ally in the art of healing is the skilled and conscien tious pharmacist. Our stock in cludes a full line of drugs, toilet aud manicure articles, which our customers procure at fair and rea sonable prices. WHCRAPr & DRUGGISTS. gcljoukr's gtore Special Prices for the Holidays in all Our Numerous Departments. The Decision of Judge Brown Affirm ed by tbe Snpreme Court Now for the Sice and Plans for tbe Fifty Tbonsand Dollar Structure. Have you beard tbe triad news ? Forsyth's County Fathers can build a new court-house without a vote of the people. Judge Brown said so and now the Supreme Court affirms bis decision. Tbe decision of tbe State's highest authority was banded down last even ing. Every public-spirited citizen in the county will no doubt ball this piece of information with gladness. Chairmen Bailey, of the Board of Commissioners, when informed of the decision, Tuesday, by a Sentinel reporter, Jremarked with a smile: "That is just what it should be." Mi. Bally was seen on sale at Brown's warehouse. After the "glad tidings" were revealed to him he be gan bidding lively on the farmers' tobacco, and the The Sentinel man left him following up the auctioneer. The questions to be settled next are tbe site and plans for tbe new build ing. These no doubt will be selected by spring, at least. To Judge Brown belongs much of the "glory" that has thus far been obtained toward the erection of a building in keeping with Forsyth's growth and prosperity. His Honor informed the Commission ers last September that they had the power to borrow the money and build a new court-house without a vote of the people. He advised them to proceed which they did by prepar ing a test case which was decided by Judge Brown at Chambers. From bis decision an appeal was taken to the Supreme Court and now the matter is settled. The Sentinel hopes to be able, ere many months, to print a picture, with a sketch of Forsyth's handsome new court-house. THE WINSTON MARKET. Tbe Tobacco Journal's Review for tbe Week Ending Dec 14th. Things are easing up a little on the local leaf market. The receipts.under unfavorable conditions, were lighter than for some weeks previous; still there was enough, with double sales, to take about 3 o'clock each day to dispose of. The offerings show no noteworthy change in quality. The buyers have come to the conclusion that the report of a supply of wrappers was not spread for effect merely, and that there is really a scarcity in thi9 crop. Prices seem to be "off" on nearly everything The last sale this year will take place Saturday, December 21st. The usual Christmas vacation will be taken, the market reopening again for business on Thursday, January 2d. Our manufacturers are winding up the year's work. The majority of the factories are not operating, and a Tew are working a limited force. Ship ments are good for the time of year; better than at the same period last year. The stamp sales for the week are as follows: Monday $2,348 22 Tuesday... 3,311 73 Wednesday 1,630 01 Thursday 2,060 49 Friday 1,419 96 Saturday 1,895 13 Total $12,666 14 THE COUNTY FATHERS. A Summary of Expenses During the Past Year. The following is a summary of For syth's expenses, as made out by Clerk Miller, tor the County Fathers, dur ing the fiscal year ending November 30th, 1895: ' - State hospital account .9 14? 20 Commissioners' account 634 51 Coroners' account 91.80 Court-house account. 53 48 Election expenses 55.22 i Tax refunded 361 84 Superior court account 4.561.59 Jail account 3,607 89 Miscellaneous account 892.54 Listing and assessing taxes.. 1,717.63 Roads and bridges 1.491.14 Convict camp 8,319.42 County home 2,022 08 uutsiae poor oil 93 Pauper coffins. 537.50 Total 25,105.77 Knights of Honor Officers Elected. At the annual meeting of the Win ston Lodge, No. 1673, Knights of Hon or, held Tuesday evening, Dec. 10th, tbe following officers were elected for tbe ensuing year: , T B Douthit Dictator. T L Farrow Vice Dictator. R D Johnston Assistant Dictator. H T Bahnson Reporter. P W Crutchfleld Flnan. Reporter. A B Gorrell Treasurer. Rev F H Wood Chaplain. W 7f Wood Guide. S E Allen Guardian. W H Turner Sentinel. J O Buxton Past Dictatoc. Trustees Dr H T Bahnson, A B Gorrell and R D Johnston. The Installation will takenlaceon Tuesday, evening, JDec. 17th. All mem bers who are fond of oysters are ex pected to be present. . Will Close for Holidays. By order of the Board of Trade, the Winston warehouses will close on Sat urday.' Dec 21 st and will open again on Thursday, Jan. 2d. Tbe farmers will take notice and goyern them" Bel ves accordingly. - BucklM'a AmtcaSahs. The Best Salve in the world for Cats, Braises oped Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever, Sores, Tetter Itches, Hands, Chilbains, Corns and all Skin eraptionsuid positively cures Piles or no pay required, ii is jruaranteea 10 kits perieci iau- factiod, or money lefanded. Price 23 cents l psr box. Fr wis by Y. W. Taonptos. Annual Entertainment by tbe Hespe rian Society of Salem Female Academy Realized $43 Was Repeated Friday Night. The play Thursday p.m. at tbe Acad emy, was a pleasing success. ine chapel was filled with the guests from school and town, and the audience were In sympathy with the performers from the first to last. The play was a success, because or toe wisdom snown by the college girls in selecting only such scenes as came fully within the scope of their powers, and yet we may add'that some of the acting was far beyond what we could expect from amateurs. We are pleased to learn-that the girls added $43 to their treasury as the result of tbe first night's efforts, which is above the average, the ad mission fee being so "popular" as to the SIm charged. We noticed several scenes which were specially pleasing. When Anita. tbe heroine, was conversing with Clover, the "beautiful signorina," the most profound silence was observed, as with mandolin and tender voice the love story was unwound, step by step, and when Anita finally left the stage, her part was rewarded with prolonged armlause. Miss Beckman and Miss Liv brook Dotn won many Kina woras for this particular scene. Mrs. .Pippin and her two daughters can led out the part of. the country women, and the appearance of the former was always greeted with ap plause. Aunt Matuta nas been oerore tne public in other plays, and is quite a favorite with our people for her grace ful and successful manner oi inter preting tbe part of the chaperon. ine ems making up tne camping party were Clover, Ethel, Kate, Nan, Jennie, Mary and Helen, and all did well. Tbe stage decorations were simple, but neat and appropriate, consisting of a grove of cedars, with a tent in the background, stumps, "mossy banks," etc. The several songs were bright, crisp and well sung. A somewhat pretentious pare was the thunder storm szence, when in the gloom the lightning flashed and the thunder rolled; mis also canea iorm many favorable comments. Tbe pis tol shots were genuine, being just outside the ball, but lent a reality to the shooting of Anita by Fietro while in striking contrast to tnese scenes were the tableaux, made pecu liarly attractive by the brilliant blue, red, green ana wmte i ignis idtowq upon them. Taken all in all, the en tertainment was very pleasing, proo- ably one of tbe best ever given by the societies. The training oi tbe gins was in Miss Scriber's hands, and that al ways assures success in advance. Tbe stage decorations were in Mr. Pfhol's charge, and the electric lights for the tableaux, lightning, etc., were unaer the direction of Mr. Will Little. The musical accompanist was Miss A. Van Vleck. The Academy Glee Club, under Prof. Skilton's direction, ren dered the opening selection. or course the sentinel came in for its share in the play, for did not Mrs. Pippin find out about the rob bery from The Evening Sentinel? Certainly it must have been so, for she said so. The Sentinel congratulates the college girls on tbe general success of the occasion. The following is the list of names or the young ladies taking part FEBSON2E. Anita. Lee Beckham. Mrs. Deacon Pippin, with an for business. Mamie Mercer. Lurefla Ann Pippin. Dorthv Pippin, daugh ters of Mrs. Pippin, with a taste for yellow coverea literature, j usi in meir weiia, Douschka Pas ana laa Aimer. Aunt Matilda, Charlotte Young. Uover Wells, Nannie Lybrook. Christina Crawford. .Ethel Manning, Kate Fortscue, Jennie Hammon, Hattie Ellison. Virginia Wadley. Kan iortescue, Mary Hyde, Helen Joy, Annie Cheatham. 1 Bessie Biddick. Addie Alexander. INTERESTING SERMONS Preached by Rev. John A. Wray, For merly of Winston. The following is taken from tbe Mllledgeville (Ga.) Recorder, and re fers to tbe late pastor of Broad Street Baptist cbuicb, this city: The Baptist church was crowded last Sunday morning. The large con gregation listened to an eloquent sermon, from the pastor, Rev. John A. Wray. He pointed those who had trials and tribulations in this world. to the peace that awaited them, if they would be faithful Christians He announced that his subject for tbe evening sermon would be an impor tant question, and urged the young Tteome to attend. i ne mgnt service opened at 1 o ciock with every available seat taken, and many people were standing. After sinning and prayer the preached an nounced ror his suDject, wnere is thy brother?" This question "was second only to tbe one he assed a rew Sunday nights aeo "Where art thou ?" Do you guard your brother's Interest? What is your influence as a church .member ? Are you standing in anyone's way ? He denounced la strong language the evils of the mod ern dance and card playing, tie saia he had known young men to make gamblers who first learned to play cards in fashionable parlors. Me por trayed the evils 01 intemperance in strong words. He held the close attention of his hearers for nearly an hour, Mr. Wray, though a young man, has proven himself a minister of great ability, and an earnest and eloquent preacucr. J.1 ue receives buc u-uyci a- l T . L - 1 I . tion he should, from the Christian people of his church and our city, he mil accompiisn mucn good. A number of people asked for pray er and there were eight professions at the night service. . . ' Vets Will Have Their Money for Xmas. ' Register of Deeds Miller has receiv ed the warrants for the pensioners of Forsyth county. There Is on Forsyth's list 58 widows and 62 soldiers. It is well that the "vets" get their money now, as they will have ample funds to celebrate a "merry Christmas." No AN ENDOWMENT NEST EGG FOR THE TWIN-CITY HOSPITAL) ASSOCIATION. The Home Mission Circle of King's Daughters the Donors Officers for Ensuing Year Visiting Com mittees for December. A very pleasing and at the same time touching feature of tbe last regular monthly meetingof the Twin- City Ladies'. Hospital Association, was the presentation by the "Home Mission Circle ot King's Daughters" of a sum of money (seventeen dollars) to be placed as a sort of "nest egg" for an endowment fund for the Hos pital; and, also, the gift by the same circle of an organ and stool, valued at twenty-five dollars, and also three chairs. The members of this "Circle" are joined by their sisters of the Hospital Association in tne earnest nope tbat this small beginning may prove an incentive to others to do likewise, until the required amount is reached. Of course this kind gift was thank fully received by the Association, and it was resolved to tender a. vote of tbanks to the circle of ladies. The sum of 87. bo was likewise pre sented the treasurer, being the prom ised twentieth or the urst days proceeds of the "African Wonder." New officers ror the ensuing year were elected, as follows: President, Mrs. Mary .Patterson. First Vice-President, Mrs. J. C. Buxton. Second Vice-President, Mrs.Clinard. Secretary, Mrs. Rogers. Treasurer, Mrs. E E. Shelton. Tbe visiting committees for Decem ber are as follows: First week Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Bowman. Second week Mrs. H. A. Brown and Miss Jessie Brown. Third week Mrs. Buxton and Mrs. Brower. Fourth week Mrs. Critz and Mrs. W. T Carter. Fifth week Mrs. Caldwell and Mrs. W. B. Carter. A HAPPY NIGGER. He Lived in North Carolina and Sold Hia Tobacco In Winston. The following lines were written by our townsman, Bob Mosely, in 1881: Way down in Norf Carolina, On de bonders of de Da ; Dar lived dis aged nigger, On a piece ob rented land; And ae trouble I encountered. As I worked in sun and rain; I hope will neber. neer, cross, Dis nigger's path again. My old 'oman and de children, Dey would keep me in de crap; Bat when I got to looking round. My spirits dey won Id drap; For I saw de grass had cotch me. And de droufa comin' on; And I load twoad play de debil, Wid my taters ana de corn. Bat on I kept a wor insc", Wid a blank and solemn face; For I knows- dat oW starvation, Was a lingerin' round dat place And I felt de coming" winter "Would be berry cola and long; While I knowed de pot at my hoase. Wasn't gwine to bile so strong. But my little crap I gathered, And stoed it way at last; And wated for dis winter, Dat I raw was prochin' fast, And we huddled round de fire, In oar cabin by de lane; A listning to de f allin' of de cold And drenching rain. Bat when de winter ended, And de wedder set in clear; ' I borrowed op some mon-y, And I bought a little steer; I planted oat tnbarker And 1 cured it up so nice, Dat I sold it down in Winston. For de bigest kind of price. I've raised a ciap of backer, fiber since dat famin' year And has hauled into market, Wid my little brindle steer; So now, of all de darkies, Ise de bigest bag around; ' For I've, saved a pile of money, And has bought dat piece of ground. " Capt. Glenn as an Evangelist. The Concord Standard,'' referring to our very able and very popular Dis trict Attorney, whose address before I tbe young men of Charlotte Sunday Qas ueeu su uiguijr bjjub.cu ui, oaja I 1 V. 1 Y-1 HKnl.Mn nn na that from many appearances, it looks like Hon. R. B. Glenn will turn evan gelist. He has some qualifications: he has seen sin and tbe devil, having canvassed tbe State with Marion Butler, v : i Ransom's Health is Bad. Mr. Q'. YT. Harper, of Lenoir, has rnmntav - returned - from Mexico. He had a long talk with Senator Ran som, for whom he has the highest es- teeme. lie says the senator is not tn very good nealth, though he ap- yai m vuw yu unyw ' Comment Necessary. COMPULSORY EDUCATION GRADED SCHOOL- DEBATERS TACKLE A KNOTTY PROBLEM. The Question: "Resolved That Edu cation in the Public Schools Should be Compulsory" Lau rels Won by tbe Nagative. Those who were fortunate enough to be out at the West End graded school last Friday afternoon, came away enthusiastic over tbe debate be tween the eighth and ninth grades. This event had long been looked for ward to with considerable interest. and as the time for the "conflict of intellect" drew nigh, it was difficult to decide who were the most excited the judges for the occasion, the de- bators or tbe constituents of tbe latter. The question for the debate was. "Resolved tbat education in tbe pub lic schools should be compulsory." The eighth grade bad the affirma tive the first speech being made by Henry Dwire. He delivered his speech from manuscript and made a splendid impression, from a literary stand point, tils production was equal, u not superior, to any otner aenverea. The flrst speaker from tbe ninth grade was Henry Reynolds. His speech was purely extempore, plain and to the point. He handled the question with gloves off in regular Andrew JacKson style. Daisy liothrock followed and ad vanced good arguments for the affirmative. Ethel Foust came next for the negative. Her strong plea was that compulsory education was neither expedient nor practicable. She was followed by Florence Hicks who made one of tbe best speeches of the occasion. Peter Blum and Lewis Dull followed in succession bath making strong arguments for tbe negative side. After three minute speeches oy tbe leaders tbe debate was closed. The judges were Messrs. H. Monta gue, K. is. urawrora ana uavia wuey They rendered a unanimous decision in favor or tbe ninth grade and tbe negative side. Messrs. Montague and Crawford spoke of the debate in very compli mentary terms. Mr. tiiosoaw, secre tary of the school board was present and spoke briefly. Among other visitors present were Misses Birdie Follin, Nettie Glenn, Georgia Whit- aker. It is quite probable tbat -another debate between the eightb and ninth grades win be arranged soon after tbe holidays. APPROAOH OF CHISTAf AS. The Brightness of the Season Touches tbe Twin-City. On every hand are signs of the ap proach of the Christmas holidays Tbe air, somehow or other, Is loaded now with a fragrance of cedar and the frosty accompaniments of Santa Claus. With the approach of Christ mas and the dawning of the greatest holiday ot the Christian year, every one wbo has friends and loved ones bezins to wonder what is a suitable present, and in tbe majority of cases, wnat present is suitaoie to tne pocket. Whatever the consideration tnat actu ates tbe purchaser, be will experience little difficulty in Winston-Salem in selecting what Is both suitable to his means and taste. The jewelry store, the dry goods st'irc, the clothing store, the confec tlmery store, tbe China store, tbe drug store, tbe shoe store, and in fact every Kind or store lmaginaoie oners for sale in this city a variety or articles never before equalled. Already the purchaser of Christmas gifts is at work. The various stores of the city are indeed beginning to make the usual extensive preparations, and business has received an impetus most saiu tary in effect. The prospects are tbat the Twin-City, as a whole, will spend one of the pleasantest and happiest seasons which it has experienced for years. Ho t Jeter Clnclnnatus New York Sun. When will the Hon. Jeter Clncln natus Pritchard, tbe longest and tbe sweetest voice In North Carolina, un swathe bim of the voluminous rolls of silence In which he now Bits muffled, forget the ceremonial modesty of tbe beginner in ine senate, and throw 1 out. high and strong, words which reverberate in the fastnesses or his 1 native hills and neck away the rever ent bees that are hived in the shadowy deeps of Governor,., the Hon. Ellas Oarr'a wnrlrl-cMrrllincr . mnuRtachinn ? It i time for the Hon. Jeter Priteh l -- wv jjrvjv, .uu w vyv ww ivuu. GREAT RAILROAD POOL. THE MOST GIGANTIC EVER FORMED. TRUST OpUal's Colossal Combine-Tbe New , Traffic Association Embraces All tbe Leading Kailroads Some of the Possible Results. New York, Dec. 12. The greatest trust of modern times is receiving its finishing touches today by .he rail- j road magnates in the new Traffic As sociation wbo are in session in this city to appoint a board of managers and elect three arbitrators. This association embraces all the railroads between Chicago, St. Louis and the Atlantic seaboard In the face of this gigantic comoination of capital all other trusts fade into insignificance. This pool represents more than $1,500,000,000 in capital. Tbe affairs of the association are to be administered by a board of man agers, a board of arbitrators) and a board of control. The association will have jurisdiction over all traffic, passenger and freight, to, from or through the Western termini of the trunk lines, but traffic to or from Florida. Georeia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, and coal, coke and iron ore, mil cedar, limestone aud petroleum are ex eluded from the agreement. The board of control is composed of the presidents of all the roads, and it axes the salaries of commissioners and employes. Tbe board of manag ers consists of nine men, one appoint ed by each of tbe nine systems em- b'aced in the trust The managers pass on all applications for differen tials and for changes in rates, rules and fares. Their action upon all questions except as to rates and fares are subject to appeal to the arbitra tors, but upon rates and fares tbe only appeal is to the board of control Any violation of tbe agreement Is punishable by a fine. rnree uommissioners or Arbitration will be appointed by tbe managers, tbe decision of a majority of wbom is anal. lhe agreement is for five years from January 1, 1896. Tbe im portance of this organization is be yond estimate. If it stands the tests of law it will work a revolution iu transportation interests. Tbe stated object of the combination is to make the stocks and bonds which represent this fabulous capital pay better divl dends. The promoters of the enter prise deny tbat they contemplate raising rates But if it is reasoned tbat when maintaining rates means com pelling railroads that are carrying passengers and freight cheap to ad vance their rates to the level of those which are not giving tbe service cheap, the effect Is substantially an increase of rates. The six railway "Kings" responsible for this schema are Chauncey M. De pew, of tbe New York Central; Sam Sloan, of the Delaware, Lackawaana and Western; George B. Roberts, of the Pennsylvania; M. R. Ingalls, of tbe Chesapeake and Ohio, and (Jlnc.n nati, Chicago and tt Louis; n.. & Thomas, of Erie; Sir Charles Rivers Wilson, of Grand Trunk. The combination will give William R. Morrison, chairman of tbe Inter- State Commerce Commission, acbance tbat may land bim in the Presiden tial chair in 1896. This pool can by a stroke of the pen raising rates impose a greater tax on the American people than any Coogiess with a decent re gard for its needs would dream of levying. If the trust can success fully overcome legal obstacles, it win, it is said, do more to hasten (iovern- ment ownership of railroads than all agitation could do in ten years. A Wise Girl. Some days ago Miss Hattie Brown. aged 15, daughter of John C. Brown, of High Point, eloped with a printer employed on tbe Enterprise. They stopped at tteiosvnie, out ror some cause tbe young lady repented of her action and refused to be married, in stead she Bent for her father, who went to Reicsville after her and took her home. Tbat Bis; Hoar Killed. The large hog of James Pickett, about which there has been so much said, was killed Weduesday last week It weighed 975 pounds gross, after it was killed, and 956 pounds after being dressed. A block and tackle was used to raise the large "porker" from tbe ground when it was scalded. An eye witness says it reminded bim very much of a cow in size and length. , Dr S C Webb, of Liberty. Hiss, says; have been using Ayer's Pill s for over twentv five years, and recommend them In cases of - 1 .tTriTi - wASu every ouier Bismoius lausu. Will - bi Conducted by Rev. Dr. Barret-, Who Is Eminently Fitted fr the Work W ba IiUhop hes hire Maya of the Mlsaionr. It is now decided that the mission which was appointed January 10th 20th is to take place ten days earlier, January 3d-12th. This circumstance has been brought about by the Pa rochial Mission Society because of the pressing demands . upon tbe time of our missioners. By this arrangement the mission will be in progress whilst. the minds of our people are engaged in the religious exercises of the "Week of Prayer." It is not our purpose to detract from tbese saeed services but we trust, rather, that our wink may be all tbe more effective with such a prayerrul spirit pervading the cuni njunity. In regard to tbe missioner himself, tbe Rev. Dr. Barrett, from being the Dean of at. Luke's Gauiedral, At lanta, Ga , was called to give up him self to this work, for which be is eminently flitted. This work also, has met with tbe approval of the Bishops aud other clergy of tbe chuicti and he is greeted with appreciative congregations wherever be goes. In a commendatory letter read by the rector to his congregation last, Sunday, Bishop Cheshire speaks of Dr. Barrett as follows : 'I can most cordially commend Dr Barrett to you and your people. I have not bad the pleasure of kuowing him personally, but 1 have had op portunities of seeing the character of bis woik in these special services and sermons. He bas not only deep religious feeling, but spiritual power and illumination, and an intellectual lorce not orten conjoined in the same dfKree in the ordinary preacher or iu tbe extraordinary evangelist. We are commanded to love Gd with all our heart aud soul. 1 believe Dr. Barrett will help your people to leel the ap( e 1. of Christ and his church to the high est and best in man's mind, as well as in Ins sentiments. Popular preach ng is also ant to iguore the sacra merits and uirans of grace These are appointed and required by Christ Himself. You will doubtless be strengthened by one who is making the broadest appeals to the human heart and mind, and In bringing the power of the gospel to bear on the people, is not lorgetful of the essential function which the sacraments have in tbe ecenumy of God's Church." We humbly trust, there!.. re, that. our community will be especially bless ed by embracing this opportunity of being editleo by one well qualified to present tbe cause of Christ in our midst it may be wall to state that Dr Barrett receives no renunierat ion from us for bis services, tbat being attended to by the Parochial Mission Society It is our cutoa, however, always to take collections at services. We shall not deviate in this instance from our rule. The proceeds will be devoted to the expeuses of the mis sion, which devolve upon ourselves and especially to the cause of Pa rochial Missions, by which we have been benefitted We commend thf following prayer to be u ed by all Christian people who may be seriously interested in the salvation of souls : 'O Lord bless, we humblv pray Thee, tne service that is to be held in this place. Endow those who shall labor in it, with the spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind, con vert the impenitent, raise up the fallen, strengthen the weak, give more grace to the taitbful. Now may all be done after Thy Will to Thy glory, through Jeaus Christ our Lord, Amen." The hours of services will be an nounced in due time. Invitation Committee AMERICAN TOnCOO COMPANY Meeting. f th G'T-rnliiI Committee of tbe Stock Kxcbanic". New Yohk, Dec. 11. Considerable interest had attached to the result of tyday's meeting of the governing com mittee of the New York Stock Ex change, relative toireport regarding the statement made by the manage ment of the American Tobacco Co to the common stock list. These statements were made io response to a demand by the governing commit tee for an explanation of the recent extraordinary action of the manage ment in officially anticipating thediv idend action of the board of directors It is stated after the adjournment of the governors that no action had been or was likely to be taken by that body on the subject, as the manage ment of the American Tobacco Com nanv had not broken any Stock Ex change rules. The directors held regular meeting in INew York today and went through the form of declar ing the dividend on the preferred and parsing that upon the common stock I hls action is regarded oy wen in formed people as a prelude to a still more aggressive policy by the Amen can Tobacco uompany in tne ngnt with the outside plug tobacco manu facturers. CAROLINA METHODISTS. Meeting of the Annual Conference at Kllzabeih Utty. Elizabeth City, N. C, Dec. 11. - The fifty-ninth annual session of tbe North Carolina Conference convened here this morning in tbe Methodist church, at 1 OVclock, Bishop A. W. Wilson, of Baltimore, presiding. After religious exercises, conducted by Bishop Wilson, Rev. W. L. Cun ninggim. secretary of tbe last con ference, called the roll, and about 130 of the 175 members were present to respond to their names. Rev. W. L. Cunninggim was re lected secretary, and appointed. Reys. N. H. D. Wilson and George T Simmons assistants. The presiding elders from tbe nine districts em braced in the conference made their reports and their characters were passed. The reports from the various charges were then taken up, and were in tbe main gratifying, showing solid gains in nearly every department of Church work. The conference ad journed at 4 o'clock, after hearing re ports from four out of nine districts. P0WBEE. Absolutely Pure- A cream of tartar bakiDg powder. Highest of all in kavenmg strength, Latest United States Government Food KeporS ROYaL BAKING POWDER CO , 10(3 .Mtn t., N. V. "KKKNEK'S C14.O-S ROAD." Local ltrms iat l.eroil by Th" Senti uel'a Cont-i-poiitl. nt The high school at the Academy here closed Friday for this term with an euurtainuient at night Mr. 11. W. Lindsay aud Mr. llufus Harmon have two of the Huest hogs iu town. Mr. Lindsay's it is thought will draw the l.eaui to near six hun dred pounds and Mr. Harmon s will weigh about five hundred pounds, and is the prettiest and most perleet shaped hog 1 have ever t en. 1 have seeu no swiue picture to surpass it. It is now esi 1 mated that there will be about -10.000 pounds or pork slaughtered 111 the incorporate limits ot Keruersville Ibis season. Mr David Dean, tobacco salesman foi Bally tfros , Winston, who was taken sick on his last tup to Texas, in October, is having a vtiy sevtre at tack, aud is at l his writing, hut litlie improved Ins disease is pronounced malarial fever, Uist thought to be typhoid. Pit parations aie being made for a Xmas enlei tainment at Lhe MoraV.au cnurcL on Christmas eve. lhe. lecture by Mr Pb.hl, of Salem, in the Moravian church last week, on missions, was veiy interesting aud giadiy recti v d by an attentive con gregation. Hope hi- will come again 1 think if the p.-oj.le are not willing to wait and use the old court house lot for a tiuolic ouilding it ought be used for the building tor an auditorium.- It is a giand site for an auditorium and as Winsion needs one so very badly let it be built light 1 here, ritht-r than put the new court house on it. 1'ue Moravian parsonage has been receu',ly tln-roughly renovated by the Reuinii Ilink'1 C , and rented to Mrs Humphrey, or H .si.on, Mass., who will sp.-mi the inter here, sii" has been here tor several weeks stop ping with Mr. I W. Harmon. Two others of her lady fri'-mis came a few days since aud they are now Cosily domicil. d in tne rooms of the newly repaired parsonage. T UIOHN NO MOKK I hi- N"hlHf It man Tb 111 All' 1'as-ex itvvav 111 I'. atw Columbus. O111 , Dee 12 Ex en- ator iliui man do d at his residence at 10:.'50 this morning of general de bility of old age, ending iu Collapse. He had In en (iai g.-rously ill onlysii ca yesterday morning. Sine.? his fall, about a rn mth ago, be had been iu apparently in his usual health, but to the experienced eye of his physician it was plain that his powers were rapid ly failing. Unt il yesterday lie was able to sit up the great er part, of t he t iine. and at times snowed keen interest, 111 the public affairs On hw 152 I birthday Wo vein her .ill! h - he was ante todi -i ate a letter to t he I hurman t lub, oi this city, in reply to resuiuu ins ot svmpa t liy with linn iu his sufferings, result ing from t iie f ill. Yi-s euiay morning he was sitt ing up in li s library read ii.g, when he began to c nnpl 1111 of feeling ill. and sh-iri ly grew so uiiicl wotse that, Dr. W liitaker was called. He saw that it was the iiegit.hing of the end, and so informed me family. In the I ) mocratic National Con vention of 1 s7' Mr Thurman received some votes as a president ai cand idate. Iu 18S0 the first ballot, gave hi 10 the entire support of t he Ohio delegation, with considerable support from other States. In 1SS4 he was a delegate at large to the National Convention, was again put in nomiuat i :ri for the pres idency, and stood next, to Cleveland and Bayard upon the li st ballot, in the convention of lSSi he was nomi nated for Vice Presuieiit by acclama tion. After his defeat Mr Thuuu iu retired from politics, and sp.-nt the remaining davs or his life at bis home in Columbus, Ohio. DON'T LIKE IHDIK MEDICINE. Republican II lvm a Hard Bargain Wuh Hopu.fot steiiato. m, Washington, Dec. II. Republican prospects for reorganizing the Senate are not brightening very fast. The Populists have been holding daily ciucuses, and today it was evident that they do not like the idea of the Republicans having complete control, which will tie given tneiu by the Pop ulists withdrawing from reorganiza tion. The trouble arises over the con stitution of tbe fl nance committee,tbe Democrats being mote fnendl to sil ver. It Is believed by the Populists that better advantage can be obtained through them than the Republi cans. Senators Allen and Kyle today expressed their preference for Demo cratic control. While the other mem bers are silent, it is clearly evident that they do not like the finance com mittee to be composed of tbe men the Republicans have nominated. The Pouplist Senators held a final caucus today and decided to place a full ticket in the field for the Senate offices, for whom they will vote once and then step out and allow toe Re publicans to proceed with the organ! zation. They will nominate Senator Kvle for president pro tern.; Hon. Thomas Watson, of Georgia, for sec retary of the Senate, and Hon. E. T. Taubeneck, of Illinois, for sergeant at arms. Run no risk! He sure of your remedy and ake Ayer's ttarsapdrllla ouly.