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(ESTABLISHED 1856.) JHE PEOPLE'S ppiSS. (POUNDED 1827.) J. B. WHITAKER, Jr., Editor and Manager. NOTICE. A Blue Mark here is to call attention to he date to which your subscription i paid. .Remittances are desired from those in ar- rears Chbistmas week. Johnnie Bull American grass. mustn't graze on While chatting, don't forget to talk for the Exposition. Beware of speculation in futures. Ruin abides on this track. " Akteb the holidays, take hold of the Exposition idea in dead earnest. The idea of holding a cotton ex position in Chicago next year ap pears to be growing in favor. Interest in the Vance statue is growing. A. systematic effort will speedily accomplish the work. Terribly sad are the details of the awful mine disaster at Cumnoch, in this State, on last Thursday. The Sentinel is against trusts. How does its contemporary, the Union Republican, stand on this question? The EDgrlish press is doing some saucy talk over the Presidents message. Talk is cheap and will not frighten Uncle Sam. Congress says to the President Go ahead and appoint the Venezue lan commission. After the report of the commission, what? Many a fellow will have less Christ mas money because of monkeying with Wall street sharks and getting caught in last week's panic. Will the Union Republican kindly eive its views upon trusts now that a member of the Tobacco Trust is Vice-President 'of the Republican Publishing Co.? Employes of the American To bacco Co. must not be union men says the President of the Trust These trusts want all the union busi nees on their side of the house. Tbe President and the. Secretary of Treasury both drink out of the same gourd. Both say retire trie green backs. This might be done if they would Doint a wav to overcome the consequent contraction of the cur rency. The special term of our Superior Court for the trial of civil cases will re-convene on the first Monday in next month, Jan. 6th. An order to this effect is published by direction of Judge Brown. All interested will govern themselves accordingly. They had a baby show in Golds- boro a few days ago and the way the judges got out of a tight place was by awarding a prize to every baby on exhibition. A piece of strategy which, doubtless, kept placid threatened turbulence. Thoughtful judges. Wise judges. Lucky judges It seems that Maj. H. L. Grant, of Goldsboro, a fusion boss, who is looking to Pritchard for a "posish! in the Senate, is not actuated by the principle of "the whole hog or noneJ He wants to be Sergeant-at-Arms, bat it is said if he can't get that he would be glad to be assistant door keeper or assistant financial clerk. Some fiend has been trying to pro- ide a dynamite'.route for the exit of Geo. Pullman and P. D. Armour from this mundane sphere. Both received suspicious looking boxes through the mail one day recently, The boxes were soaked in water and found to contain material which would have ignited if opened in the ordinary way. There are many people that are held in higher esteem by the Atlanta Constitution than Mr. Cleveland, but that paper joins in the general favor able comment upon the President's message. The Constitution says " There will be no disposition in this section at least to criticise or object to the tone and spirit of Mr. Cleve land's message. It will doubtless prove offensive to the tories whose commercial instincts have abolished all patriotic impulses from their mind, but tbe great body of the people will enthusiastically approye the firm stand Mr. Cleve land has taken." THE MONKOB DOCTRINE. What is it? It is the principle embodied in the following extract from President Monroe's message to Congress in December, 1823 : "We owe, therefore, it to candor and to the amicable relations exist ing between the United States and the alliedjpowere to declare that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this Hemisphere as dan gerous to our peace and safety. With theexisting colonies or de pendencies or any European power we have not interfered and shall not interfere, but with the governments who have declared their independ ence and maintained it, and whose independence we have, on great con sideration and just principles, acknowledged, we could not view an interposition for th purpose of oppressing them or controlling in any other manner their destiny by any European power in any other light than as a manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States." ANOTHER MESSAGE. The persstent adherance of the administration to the policy of pay ing obligations in gold only that were, under the law, payable in both or either gold andT silver, has plunged the government intoanother hole, and the President, by special, mes sage, appeals to Congress lor help. He says "the real and sensible cure for our recurring'troubles can only be affected by a complete change in our financial scheme." This is very true, but involves time. So, the President urges Congress not to take a recess until it has done something to "prevent, in a time of fear and ap prehension, any sacrifice of the peo ple's interest and the public funds, or the impairment of our public credit, in an effort by executive action to relieve the dangers of the present emergency." Just what Congress should do is not indicated by the President, but he thinks it urgently imperative that some action should be taken to pre vent loss of confidence in the govern ment. The -message in full will be found in our news columns today. THEIR IRISH UP, Appropos of the possible conflict between the United States and Eng land, the executive council of the Irish National Alliance has issued a manifesto, from which the following extracts are taken : 'We declare it incontrovertible that no more bitter, more perfidious or more unrelenting enemy than Great Britain to the United States has ever existed. England has ever been the vengeful foe of American liberty and Republican institutions. "Imbued with this conviction and seeing that Great Britain has avowed her intention to trample upon the Monroe doctrine by her attempt to rob Venezuela of her ter ritory, and has dared to violate the integrity of our territory ,in Alaska, we hereby offer as a proof of our loyalty and devotion to the country of which we are citizens to place at the disposal of the President of the United States, without delay, 100, 000 soldiers, as brave as ever shouldered a rifle, and every man of whom is a believer in the principles and teachings of the Irish National Alliance. "Our army, which is now organized, is ready to serve the American ire public in any part of this continent, and should the enforcement of the Monroe doctrine need its aid will, either on Irish eoil or on English ground, establish the fact that the intrepidity, the valor and the deter mination of the Irish brigade, will again prove the loyalty of Irishmen to the United States. "As to our relations with England, we have no apologies to make, no excuses to offer. Should it be possi- j ble to embroil her with any power on I earth we shall not hesitate to do so. The chief object of the Irish National Alliance is to create the opportunity which will enable us to drive the British enemy from Ireland as it was driven from the United States. England's cruelty, oppression and usurpation of the rights of Ameri can citizens hastened her utter defeat in America. We pray that the day may soon come when we, the exiles of our own land, shall assist in driv ing the foe to whom we bear undying hatred from Ireland." : CONTEMPT OFZCOTJRT. The Court of Appeals of New York has decided "that the power of punishment for contempt of court extends only to. acts committed in the presence of the court itself or to disobedience of the injunctions oi orders of the court beyond its pres ence. We agree with the Charlotte Ob server in commending "this decision to some of the gentlemen who have lately been elevated to the bench in North Carolina." The Observer remarks, further : "In one case in this State a judg ment for contempt has been entered against a newspaper for a respectful criticism of the court on account of the removal of a case from one county to another, and in another case an editor has been threatened with contempt proceedings for com mitting the very slightest inaccuracv in his report of the disposition of a case, in neither case was the lesrah ty of the proceeding or the integrity ol the judge called into question. It the proceeding in either case should pass into a precedent the voice of the press as to any action of a court would be silenced and there would "be nothing between the people and judicial tyranny." Then it murht be a 'dangerous thing for a newspaper to criticise a Judge who would stuff cotton in his ears to shut out the earnest plead ings of a Kope Elias, or who would leave the Court without a head to step out and smoke his pipe. The thing might run to seed, too, and it might Le made a case of con tempt if the papers should say any thing' about a Solicitor if he should get drunk while on duty, or if he should be indictedfor gambling, or for breaking any other law of the State. . i Give us clear-headed, impartial and conscientious Judges, and clean handed, upright and law abiding Solicitors, but don't muzzle the press so it cannot speak out if some curious turn m political affairs honld happen to inflict us with the other sort. LOOKS LIKE WAR. If any one doubted the President's position as to the Monroe doctrine all ground for doubting has been removed by bis special message to Congress upon the Venezuelean boundary question. The message shows firmness and vigor and, at the same time, prudence and calm ness, ana will, probably, be more generally applauded by the people of all sections of the Union than any State paper yet issued by the pres ent Executive. While mindful of the rights of others it, d breathes the pirit of adherence to the rights of the United States, with an unmis- takable hint that the people of this country, knowing their rights dare maintain them. It mean's that if the President's ideas are backed by Congress, Eng land will have a skirmish on her hands if she does not recede from her proposition to lay violent hands upon a territory to which she has no claim. The trend of the President's mind as to the Monroe doctrine may be seen from the following extract from this special message : "It may not be amiss to suggest that the doctrine upon which we stand is strong and sound because its enforcement is important to our peace and safety as a nation and is essential to the integrity of our free institutions and tranquil main tenance of our distinctive form of government. It was intended to apply to evory stage of our national life and ckn&ot become obsolete while our republic endures. If the balance o.' power is justly a cause for jealous anxiet y among the govern ments of the Old World, and a sub-' ject for our absolute non-interference, none the less is an observance of the Monroe doctrine of vital con cern to our people and their govern ment." Arbitration of the disputed ques tion having been proposed by the United States and rejected by Eng land, the President now takes the precaution to recommend the ap pointment by this government of a commission to determine what is the true divisional line between Venezuela and British Guiana. As to what may follow the report of this commission may be surmised from the following paragraph from the message "In case such report is made and accepted, it will, in my opinion, be the duty of the United States to refcist, by every means in its power. as a wilful aggression upon its rights and interests, the appropria non uy ureas untain ot any lands. or the . exercise of governmental jurisdiction over any territory, after an investigation, we have determined ot ri;ht to belong to Venezuela. That the President realizes that aerence or tne Monroe doctrine may 1f . a m a- . lead to war with England is shown by the concluding words of his mes- e, which are as follows : In miking these recommenda tions I am fully alive to the respon- sioiniy incurred and keenly realrze all the consequences that may follow, i am, nevertneiess, nrm in mv con viction that while it is a grievous thiDg to contemplate the two great fc.ngiisu speaking peoples of the world as being otherwise than friend ly competitors in the forward march of civilization and strenuous and worthy rivals in all the arts of peace, there is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the conse quent loss of national self respect and honor beneath which is shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness." Oar Trade With England. New York World. The trade relations between the United States and England are closer than those of any other two countries m tne world, in an aver age year England buys about as much of our exported commodities as ail tne other countries of the world combined. While we are thus dependent on British consumption tor a market, without which the t agricultural producers of the West ana fcoutn ana all Eastern business supplied bv them would be bank rupted, England is even more de pendent on us. Our raw cotton and food products are its life. If they were cut off English workmen would be thrown out of employment by the hundred thousand and every Eng lish city would be filled with starving ana desperate men bent on discuss ing foreign and domestic affairs with Lord balisbury. It is not with Eng' land merely a question of a market for her exports, for with the Ameri can supply of food stopped she could not feed her population. Even if her mills could continue to run without our cotton, the loss of American food would mean famine. An Astonishing Result. From the Atlanta Journal. The ni pig narioon that the cause of woman's ssueffrage is gaming ground in thi couentry will be seri ously modified by the result of the recent election in Massachusetts at which that question was passed upon. The overwhelming, defeat of the idea is more fully demonstrated by the official returns of the election There were 575,000 women tin the State entitled to register and vote upon the suffrage question, andfyet the returns show that only 23,068 women went to the polls, and of these many voted against, the amendment. There were forty-seven towns in which not a woman cast a vote and in one hundred .and thirty-eight towns tne woman vote averaeeu only fifteen. The suffrage amendment did not receive a majority in a single county or district in the State. Only 3 per cent, of the women In Massachusetts cared to vote on the question. Old Time Christmas Dishes. In olden times the plum porridge was partaken of at the beginning of the dinner, occupying the soap course, and the mince or shred pies were ever popular. In shape they are often slightly oval as well as round, and our grandmothers tell us this oval shape was to resemble and remind us of Christ's cradle. In England it is still a .very popular and enjoyable custom to offer a mince pie to every caller, for every pie eaten under a different roof repre sents a happy month of the coming year. When the 12 have become nn fait accompli, then one hears, "I've eaten my 12, so kindly excuse me." Exchange. . - Long Live Santa Clans ! Toronto Globe. Long may Santa Clans continue to pour his .toys into children's socks on Christmas eve, to astonish them with his chubby face and his woolly head, and to puzzle and delight them by his unerring knowledge ot their tastes and wants. May misfortune fall upon the scientist who succeeds in demolishing the Santa Clans theory. Do not take any substitute when you ask for the one true blood purifier. Hood's 8ar saparilla. Insist upon Hood's au only Hood's. XOU MAT BE A VICTOR. New York Herald. Be strong, and quit yourselves like men. I Samuel, iv , 9. It seems to me that we need a more constant encouragement in our re ligious life. Religion is in itself the most cheering thing in the world, and if any one takes a gloomy view of it he does both himself and his religion an injustice. He who tells us that we can do everything that is required is the angel over the right ehoulder, and he who tells us that we cannos is the imp over the left shoulder. It is not easily explained, perhaps, but the tact stares us in the face that it is much easier to coast down hill than to draw the sled up hill, and we sometimes become disheartened. Still, we once in awhile get a glimpse of the reason for this. We know full well from both observation and personal experience that if we were to coast down hill all our lives, and if there were no climbing up hill to be done, we should be little better than the sleds which bear us. There might be excitement, but we should 1 se our vigor and our health. The up hill work is what makes the man The plan of life, therefore, has been so arranged that no one can have the short pleasure of coasting down niii witnout the long labor of drag ging nia siea up mil. A A s . a youtn must De continually re minded of these facts, for he dis covers at a very early stage that harmful habits may be contracted in a few months which cannot be eliminated in years. He must there fore become a philosopher or he will be ultimately ruined, for philosophy will teach him that hard work, both in the W8y of endurance and of re siscance, is tne only condition on which he can chisel a beautiful statue out of thecrude marbleol experience He may wonder why it should be so but he must recognize the fact that it is so. When that has been done his feet are on the first round of the ladder whose top rests against the throne of God. A good life, a noble life, a life worth living and worthy the dignity and destiny of the soul, is not to be had for the asking. It must be earned or not possessed at all. But when earned and possessed it is as glorious as a broad landscape ugnteu up uy Bunrise. rail . j. utre is not ning on tne planet so majestic as a whole and perfect numan soul. Ihe angels of heaven who sang their hallelujahs before the world was are an inferior order of beings, because the perfection which is the resultof hardship and suffering is granaer tnan tne perfection with which any of the immortals can be endowed. I believe, therefore, that when we get into the other life the man who has endured and won the prize by his endurance will stand on a higher level than any other created creature, and the soul that has borne the ills of time m the spirit of the Master will stand nearest to the throne of J5od. But it is not easy to endure. The school of life is a school of discipline, and many fall by the way. S far as God has spoken, however, He has used the language of encouragement. And the words of Christ are full of pity for those who are down hearted. and of good cheer for those who still look toward the stars. Prayer is simply the means of borrowing strengtn irom tue Most Uigh, or an expression of gratitude for what has already been received. In prayer the human heart comes into contact with God's will, and by a law, the working of which is somewhat mysterious, because our minds are not yet open, such contact results in an accession of ability which is pal pable to those who have availed themselves of this privilege. hornever you may be, whatever station of life you may occupy however adverse may be your sur rounaings, you can earn a rzght to God's approval. Not every one can have riches, because riches depend largely on laws which man has made, but every one can have heaven. The present time is short, but tbe futuro is long. Today you must work; but; do your work well and tomorrow your toil will be rewarded. Possibly you may be suffering the pinching pangs of poverty. Envy creeps into tne neart as you reog nizd that others are surrounded bv luxuries as well as comforts, and envy is a knife driven into the maple tree wnicn lets tne sap runout. We were not made to be wealthy, but to be no Die. wealtn is an incident in some lives .and not in others, but nobility may be had by all. The richest are not th happiest, for happiness comes from the soul, not from the pocketbook. The Sultan may wear a crown, but he is wretch ed; the peasant who digs his field for food to eat has more enjoyment and more content. Not outside, but inside, is peace to be found. vr possioiy you nave lauen on evil ways and habit has made you a slave. God knows you have a hard stint to do before sundown, but you are a man and jean do it. An im mortal soul conquered by a habit is a sorry spectacle; a king dragged at tne cnartot tail is a strange humili ation. But victory may vet be wrested from defeat. You and God can do great things together. When you and the angels put shoulders to the wheel it can be lifted out of the mire. Recall the forgotten fact that you are a man, blow a blast on the trumpet of defiance, issue the procla mation of your own freedom, and do brave battle with yourself. The hosts of the skies are on your side, and though the struggle will tax your whole strength, begin it now, and keep it up till you have con quered every intrenched tendency to evil I somehow think that he who has been lowest in this world and fought his way to manhood through legions of devils will stand highest in the time to come, for did not Christ say, "Many that are last shall be first?" Religion is another word for irri gation. The arid fields, overflowed by the vivifying stream, spring into fruitfulness, and souls parched with barreness when touched by the spirit of God may bring forth a harvest that shall be garnered by the angels. UEOBGE H. MKPWOETH. From tbe Midway. Atlanta Constitution. , 'Twas only on a wager No quarrel or dispute; The colonel shot the major v And the major shot the chute! The Discovery Saved His Life. Mr Q. Uailouette. Druggist. - Beaversville. HL, says "To Dr. King's New Discovery owe mv me. was taken with Ja unpne and tried all tbe physicians for miles about, but of no avail and was given up and told I could not live. Haying Dr. King's New Discovery in my store I sent for a bottle and began its use and from the first dose began to get better, and after using three bottles was up and about again It is worth its weight in gold. We won't keep store or house without it." Get a free trial at V. O. Thompson's Drugstore. ADVERSE TIE WS. Some Think the President Haa Made a Great Mistake. Abraham 8. Hewitt. There is nothing whatever in the Monroe doctrine, as originally pro mulgated, which requires the United States to interfere in any way in the dispute between Venezuela and Great Britain at this time. The idea that we have any interest to protect which would warrant interference, is foreclosed by the President's admis sion that if Venezuela should choose to concede tbe disputed territory to Great Britain we should have no giievance. New York Journal of Commerce. Mr. Cleveland has made a most serious mistake. His policy in this matter is not only precipitate and untimely, it ia madness itself. He has out jingoed th jingoes, and from being the embodiment of sober judgment he has become the hasty abettor of a political fanaticism. In thus iuviting war he has not shown the discretion of providing a way of escape from that alternative. He wodld send bis own commission to investigate the merits of the bound ary claims; such meagre information as could be obtained would come from the Venezuelans, while the British side would be unrepresented; and the commission's verdict would consequently be such as to lead to threatened ejection of England from the country claimed by Venezuela. The people will wait with profound anxiety to know whether Congress will sanction the President's recom mendations. It is hardly necessary to consider what England may do under the circumstances. It is very unlikely that she would yield, and she can therefore only await the development of our action. New York Post. Their Republican jingoes sur prise is great, now that they find him the President the jingo in chief of the whole pack. We confess that our surprise is equal to theirs, and our sorrow is probably greater. We are grieved and shocked that any body holding the high office of Presi dent of the United States could play with the mighty issues of peace and war as a political game. We can see nothing else in it. The boundary line of "Little Venice" is too trivial. The argument based upon the Mon roe doctrine is too far-fctched. The consequences of war, on the other hand, are too monstrous. Its effect upon the national character is too appalling, and upon business inter ests too disastrous and far-reaching. Deserving men will be made bank rupt by what has already happened. The national finances, already in a perilous state, will be shaken as they have not been since the civil war. Mr. Cleveland has frustrated his own wise attempts to adjust them on a sound basis. He can get no gold from Europe to fiht England with. If he can get any at home, it will be only in response to patriotic feeling and from men who will curse the necessity of supplying it. 1 EXNE9SEE CENTENNIAL Contracts Let for Five of tbe Exposi tion Buildings. Na&hville, Tens., Dec. 21 The executive committee of the Tennes see Centennial yesterday let the cons tracts for five of . the Centennial buildings, including the commerce building, parthenon, or fine arts, the auditorium,, machinery hall and the transportation bniding, aggregating $112,700. Mrs. Sarah Ward Con- ley's design for the woman's builcN ing was accepted. A committee of thtrtyfive repres senting the exhibitors at Atlanta spent yesterday here and are enthus siastic over the outlook. President Thomas announced that he had decided to accept the inyis tation to visit Knoxville and address the mass meeting there next Tuess day, and invited the executive corns mittee to go with him. Hope Turned to Sorrow. Goldsboro Argus. His many friends In this city will sympathize deeply with our fellow- townsman, Mr. Herman Keisauer. the night watchman at the Goldsboro h urniture Factory, in the sad frus tration of bright hopes aad in the sorrow that has overtaken him. He was engaged to be married on the coming Christmas day, in Winston Salem, to Miss Anna Meyer, of Williamson, W. Va , and on the 2d inst., that lad y, while passing along tne street ot W llliamson, was struck on the head by a falling brick from a new building and died within two hours. School Histories. Richmond Dispatch, For twenty-five or thirty years our piople have been protesting against the partisan histories that have been used in our public and private school, and have been hoping that better ones would be published and offered them. There are now before the public half a dozen or more histories fit for use by tbe instructors of our youth, but still, as a rule, we continue to buy and use the books that we do not want, and with which we find fault. It is time to stop this. It is time to force the withdrawal of the objection able works and the adoption of re liable ones. ' Works Both "Ways. From the "Washington Post One of the Texas members told this story yesterday: He was accosted by a friend from the Emerald Isle, and the conversation drifted into the subject of the Presi dent's Venezuelan message. "I say, said the Irishman, "there s sum chance for ould Ireland now, eh?'? "What makes you think so?" asked the member. 'Ah, begob," said the Irishman, "Cleveland's just as bull-headed whin he's rofght as when he's wrong." Progress of the South: From tbe Atlanta Journal. 1 The Boston Herald is amazed at the recent progress of the South and predicts a great era of development and prosperity for this cection in the early future. it astonished the world to learn that despite the ravages of the war the couth was as rich in 1890 as it was in 1860 and far more populous. But the five yearsthat have passed since the last census have witnessed the most remarkable progress the South or any other part of the world ever made in a like period. For Campaign Par poses. Boston Standard. Maj. McKinley rather thinks that this effort to trace Gen. Harrison's descent from Pocahontas is a sad scheme to swing the Smith vote into line. THE RUMPUS. About Territory Stolen by the British from Venezuela. Atlanta Constitution. Tbe British are entitled to just so much territory in Guiana as Hollaod bad a clear title to when sheo?ded that country toGreat Britain in 1814. Holland claimed that her bound ary line between Guiana and Vene zuela was the Essequibo river, but when the British succeeded to her title they claimed that the Essequibo river meant the entire watershed draining into it. They then pushed their possessions westward. In the course of time they passed beyond the watershed, which did not extend beyond the Maroco river. In 1841 the Schomburgk line was run, extending to the mouth of the Orinoco. Venezuela vigorously op posed this boundary, and in 1844 Lord Aberdeen, the British premier, gave up the Schomburgk line and proposed a compromise. But the controversy remained unsettled and in 1881 Lord Granville proposed a new line. With the discovery of gold fields west of the Schomburgk line the British pushed forward and claimed still more territory. All the time this robbery was going on, from 1814 down to the present d iv, Venezuela has protested. S)H urged Great Britlau to aii i r.ire, but the invariable reply ; i 1m British has been: "Thera is totuio to arbitrate." Recently the Unit' .1 Sr,-tn h m endeavored to jmtmih(. (Ire.it Britain to agree to rt raie, hut without avail, and it i mnv prova ble that congress wili 'k them tt r in hand and put E.alnmJ upon notice that she must tither mvo her claims tested before some i mpartial tribunal or give up all of the Vene zuelan territory which she has seized since 1841. The frequent cbaDges which the British have made in their boundary line show that it is their purpose to seize and hold as much of Venezuela's productive territory as they can successfully defend. A TERRIBLE END. Strong Drink Caused a Young Man to Commit Suicide. From the Leaksville Gazette A young man committed suicide in Washington City a few days ago, and the brief note he left contains one of the most impressive temperance lect ures that we have ever read. Dated December 6th, it is as follows: "This Is the true story of an unfort unate boy who is now about to face his Maker.and realizes the importance of the step. Not long ago I was in good circumstances, circumstances comparatively good, and was holding a good position, and I had a future to look forward to. I contracted the evil habit of drink, and my good chan ces were swept away. What money I had saved soon went too. Then my friends and afterwards my relatives, discarded me. Everybody turned me down, and I am now a physical and financial wreck. Drink has made me a hopeless vagrant. But for the habit of drink I would not have been lost for ever, as I am now. Life has oecome unbearable." Has not the Gazette a young reader who will remember the warning these bitter words contain when the temp tations of the holidays grow strong? However sparkling the convivial bowl may appear, sure ruin lies concealed beneath its deceptite surface. MORE WAR VESSELS. A Bill for the Construction of 6 Bat tie Ships and 25 Torpedo Boats. Washingtox, Dec. 20. Mr. Hale of Maine introduced in the Senate a bill authorizing the President to have constructed by contract, to the lowest responsible bidder, six sea going coast line steel battle ships, of about 11,000 tons displacement, designed to carry the heaviest armor and the most powerful ordinance, and of the high est rate of speed, to cost $4,000,000 each, and for twenty five torpedo boats to cost $175,000 each. Not more than two of the battle ships nor more than six of the torpedo boots are to be built on the Pacific coast, nor more than two of either class built In one yard. Boyd or Dockery. J. A. Cheek, of Ilillsboro. member or the Kepublican State Executive Committee, says the fight in the State convention will be between James E. Boyd and Oliver n. Dock er, for the gubernatorial nomination; that Russell stands nn sort of chance for It. He says North Carolina Republicans are overwhelmingly In favor of McKinley for President and that the McKinley man will secure the gubernatorial nomination. Very High Averages. The following is the Honor Roll of the Misses Phifer's school, for the fall term, which ctnaeH last. Pridav Russell Richmond, Lula Stipe, Fan nie Matlock, Elizabeth Williamson and Margaret Mickle. Lula Stipe made tbe highest aver age, 99 2 5. All the others were close competitors, none falling below a gen eral average of 99 per cent. Ijeiter to Santa Claus. In a letter to Santa Claus a little tfirl says: "We are all so glad that Christmas is again here and we like for you to come around and see us. I go to school and Mamma says I am too large for a doll, but I don't think I am too small for ao iron stove. I want so many things I am ashamed to ask for them, but you can leaye me any thing, but don't put ashes In my stocking." Quarterly Mass Meeting. The next quarterly mass meeting of the Methodist Sunday Schools of the city will be held at Centenary church on Sundaj, January 5th, at 3 o'clock, p. m. An interesting and profitable programme is being arranged for the occasion. I giuiiiiiiiiiiiiNr I GENERAL DEBILITY. NERVOUS h DYSPEPSIA. 3 4 Vnr ttiscn "run ftnam" J a 122 of sorts" prerierally, there is ro S oeiter meatcine in tne wona tnaa 22 Brown's ii'oit liiuets. December 7th, 1894. I hardly feel I am the same man since taking; two bottles of Brown's Iron Bitters. I have a splendid appe tite and digest, my food thoroughly. JUDGE JAMES M. SMITH, Decatur, Ga. Brown's Iron Bitters will cure Bad Blood, Kidney and Liver Troubles. Wonderful for -Dyspepsia, Constipa tion, Female Weakness and Malaria.- VENEZUELAN GRATITUDE. Grrat Rejoicing atih Sta'd Taken bf i be United States. Yesterday's New York World publishes a copyrighted cablegram from Verezuela. An antiEnglish feeling is growing there. The American and Venezuelan flags are everywhere to be seen displayed side by side or entwined, with portraits of Washington and Monroe between. Another meeting was held on the Boliver this morning, at which was a large gathering. A demonstration of all the citizens is planned to take place on ChiisU mas day under the auspices of SU nion Bolivar Club. Invitations have been given to the president of the Repub'ic, the cabinet, the clergy and the United States minister. The American residents of Caracas will then return the honor to their nation in the tributes offered to Washings ton by decorating the statute of Bolivar, the liberator. The patriotic society for the des fense of Venezuelan territory issued a protest against the pretensions and aggressions of England. It aU so requests the minister of foreign affairs to remove the exequators of Venezuelan citizens who are acting as British consols in this country unless they resign immediately. In Gayara the enthusiasm has Je-i to the forming of battalions tendy for seivice, and here special honoi s vrtm paid to the American ruiuister. The archbisbop and the c!ergy t.f Caracas called upon him o day to express their thanks and those or the people of the United Mtats for the stand taken by President Cleveland. Venezuela is sending diplomatic messages to eys ery torr-ia country. The country applauds tbe move, and the United States and Venezuela are truly unis te.J. The Moki of the Negroes. 1 The life work of Booker T. Washing ton, the yonng colored professor, is to teach his race the virtues of thrift, industry and self respect. He is the president and di recting spirit of the Tuskegee Normal and In dustrial institute at T n s k egee, Ala., one of the J most important j educational in ly stitutions at the disposal of the B. T. Washington, negroes of the south. He came into prominence lately by making a brilliant speech at the At lanta exposition. He is called the Moses of his race. The New Rear Admiral a Hero. Thomas C. Selfridgo, Jr., who will succeed C. C. Carpenter in February next as rear ad miral in onr na vy, is one of the living heroes of theoivilwar. He was lieutenant on the frigate Cum berland which was sunk by the Merrimac. He was one of the few among that gallant crew who T. C. SELFRIIXJE. escaped. His father, Thomas C. Sel fridge, Sr. , is also a rear admiral, and is now living in Washington. Dr. Creasy at the Y..M. O. A. The association hall was crowded to overflowing Sunday afternoon to hear Rev. Dr. W. S. Creasy, who took for his subject Mat. 10:26: "For What is a Man Profited, If he Shall Gain the Whole Wolrd and Lose His Own Soul? Or What Shall a Man Gain in Exchange for his Soul?" The address was an excellent one, and showed clearly that our souls are worth more than the whole world would be, to U9, if we could gain it. We would be the loser if we were to exchange our soul for the world. Near ly every one present seemed to be touched by the earnest words of the speaker. Death of Mr. E. P. Winkler. After a lingering Illness.Mr. Eugene P. Winkler died on last Monday mor nings at the home of bis mother, Main street, Salem. The deceased was 26 years old on the 18th. For several years he has been a sufferer from that dreaded disease, consumption. He was a noble young man, a consistent mem ber of the Moravian church, and pass ed away assuring relatives and friends that his future was bright, and that his home was where sickness and death never enter. The funeral services were held at the Moravian Home church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Sales of Leaf on Danville Market. Sales of loose leaf tobacco on the Danville market for the month of December, ending Saturday night, amounted to 3,084,056 pounds, which was 650,636 pounds less than last De cember. Sales from beginning of to bacco year, October 1st, 1895, are 10. 300,503 pounds, which was 348,823 fmunds more than for the same period ast year. Pneumatic Dynamite Guns. Washington, Dec. 20. Gen. Flag ler, the Chief of Ordnance, U. S. A., has received the official report on the acceptance test of the three pneumat ic dynamite guns recently at San Fran cisco. The report shows that the guns fulfilled all requirements 'and in some cases exceeded them, so that their ac ceptance is assured. The contractor for the guns was the Pneumatic Tor pedo and Construction Co., of New York. tea UAX. IMaDAY. 1Kb iiaV. For sale la Winston. 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The fols lowing is stated on the best authorU ty to be the plan of relief which will be discussed by the ways and means committee during: tbe Christmas re cess, which it is confidently expected will be entered uDon on Monday: The programme which the Re publican leaders of the House have now tentatively in mind is to tem porarily provide from $30,000,000 to $45,000,000 more revenue by some brief amendments of the tariff not involving general tariff revision these amendments to expire at the end of thirty months; to eiye the Secretary of the Treasury authority to issue a 3 per cent, as a popular loan to maintain the coin redemp tion fund, and for no other purpose, with a provision that tbe redeemed greenbacks shall not be used to meet current expenses, but be retained so long as necessary as part of the re demption fund: to authorize nation al banks to issue circulating notes to the par of the bonds deposited as security, and to reduce the tax on national bank circulation; and to au thorize the issue of certificates of indebtedness to meet a temporary deficiency of the revenue until the revenue can be provided- Seated by a Sheep in an Open Grave Rockaway BKAcn,Dec.20. Astray sheep that had fallen Into a newly dug grave in a cemetery, gave John Wil liams, and George Jochobie a bad fright early Wednesday morning. The young men had been at a party and after escorting two young women home, started to cut a mile off their walk by going through the cemetery. They had not gone far when they saw a white object slowly rise and then sink out of sight. The young men hastily retreated their steps. Arming themselves with clubs they started out to attack the supposed ghost. Be fore they could strike out, however, they discovered that they had been frightened by a slieeD. Judge Thurinan's Will. Columbus, O , Dtc 20. The pro bated will yesterday of t he late Sena tor Thurman shows he was worth from $160,000 to $170,000. After providing for the distribution of certain person al effects, the will, which was drawn October 29, 187!), directs that the real estate in Columbus, be equally divided between his three children; all other real estate equally between his two daughters. Will Italy be Peacemaker? Paris, Dec. 21. The Temps pub lished a dispatch from Rome saying that Italy has offered to act as arbi trator of the dilllculty between Great Britain and the United States. Great Britain, the dispatch adds, has not replied to the offer. PA1W EtiLLER TUE GREAT Family Medicine of the Ag;e.j Taken Internally, It Cures 9 Diarrhoea, Cramp, and Pain ia thai Stomach, Sore Throat, Sudden Colds. Coughs, &c, &c. ,J Used Externally, It Cures Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Scalds. SDrains.i Toothache, Pam in the Face, Neu-I jvueumatism, i rosted Feet. No article trT attained to each unbounded a?r,K!n-t?eawte1t,mon3r tth fficcy of the rain-Killer. 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