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THE PEOPLE'S PESS. (FOUNDED 1827.) J. B. WHITAKER, Jr., Ilditor and Manager. NOTICE. A Blue Mark here is to call attention the date to -which your subscription is paid. Remittances are desired from those in ar rears. Sixce 1 8G5 this country has paid in pensions $2,004,172,841. This is "a billion dollar country," but it would be interesting to know how much of this has gone into the pockets of the pension attorneys. Unless unforeseen calamity occurs, abundant crops will give the Ameri can people, and especially those of the South, reason for a hearty observance of the next National Thanksgiving Day, in acknowledg ment of the goodness and mercy of a beneficent Providence. Two shows for one price of admis sion is the privilege accorded the readers of the Bulletin, of Murphy, N. C. In the same issue, one of its editors, no less a distinguished per sonage than Hoola Boom, gives the local taxation act Elail Columbia, while his associate declares the defea t of the act a disgrace. Once more we would direct the special attention of our readers in the countrv. and particularly of those who value the Sunday School work as an important adjunct to the church, to the County mass meeting to be held in this city, on Thursday morning: of next week the last day of the State Convention. It is hoped that this meeting will be very largely attended and that it will be an occasion of very srreat profit. To this end, the co-operation of every friend of the cause, in both town and country, is earnestly urged. It is difficult for the human mind to grasp the awful horrors involved in the statement that eight millions of human beinsrs have starved to death during the great' famine In India. Although Julian Hawthorne exonerates British officials of failure to do thtir duty by their subjects, it must be conceded that it appears somebody i to blame for permitting such shocking results, particularly when we are told that this abject want is due, not to the actual non existence of food, but to the lack of ability to purchase. Either the masses of the people of North Carolina are opposed to any progress in education or they were dissatisfied with the law under which Tuesday's election was held. After all the work by men of progressive ideas in the State and the consider- eble expense attending the election and campaign there were compara tively few townships in the State that voted for the tax. After all the matter is to be regretted for no peo ple can become truly great nor broad minded when they neglect eo important matter as education of the masses. Preachers may preach, law makers may put wise laws npon the statute books, conventions may pass re solu tiona, conservative men may talk about letting the law take its course, but just so long as certain crimes are committed, Judge Lynch will dispose of the perpetrators of the blackest crime that can be commit ted and dispose of them quickly too. The only way to stop lynch law is to stop these miserable brutes from committing such horrible crimes that cause lynching. It is always better to let the law take its course, but there is no nse talking about it wheu a pure innocent girl is out raged by a brute. Whenever such a crime is committed the brute is "e goner." Dr. Talmage said in a recent ser mon that if every person in the United States would talk good times instead of bad, he would take the contract to bring prosperity to this country in thirty days, or words to that effect. The Doctor talks often for entertainment - and in his own beautiful style paints pictures that are calculated to please an audience, and no doubt his style of preaching the gospel gives entire satisfaction to his rich congregation. In preach ing his sermon on the return of pros perity in which he nsed the remark we refer to above he did not tell how . his remedy would break up trusts and combinations, yicions legislation and all other causes from which comes the sad wail, from the hearts of millions, hard times, hard times. Friends of the idea of local taxa tion for public education may gain some comfort from the reflection that many important undertakings have had small beginnings. The first effort to apply this idea in a general way in North Carolina has had a small enough beginning, with its adoption in only about ten of the fifteen" hundred townships ot the State. Truly, there is ample room t- e growth, and we are confident there will be growth. The bill Toted npon last week was severely handicapped, and a large measure of success was not expected. The prin ciple involved is the correct one and is the basis of hope for the cause of public education. Thb Danville Tobacco Journal has suggested an International Tobacco Exposition. We second the motion and will name Winston as .being the proper place to hold the enterprise. Of course Danville would want it, and next to Winston we would offer no objection to the "city by the Dan," but this place would in our opinion offer more attractions and advan tages for such an exposition as our Danville friend suggests than any tobacco market in the United States. Danville claims the distinction of sell ing more pounds of loose leaf tobacco than any market in the world. This we will grant, and at the same time congratulate our sister tobacco market on its importance and enter prise. Winston however claims and can prove the assertion that she sells more tobacco direct from the hands of the farmers than any other loose market in the world. Besides the importance of our tobacco market we have here the most extensive plug tobacco interest in the South, there fore Winston claims to be the most important tobacco city In the United States, and therefore the proper place for the exposition. AFTER A REST. After a trip away from business, it takes a day or two to readjust the harness of reerular routine. This is a fact that will be readily consented to by those who have indulged in the pleasures, of recreation, whether of short or long duration. It will, then, ba more in harmony with our inclinations today to re count some of the incidents of our recent visit to Carolina Beach than to turn our thoughts to the consid eration of the political and business problems of the times. The primary object of our trip was to attend the meeting of the Grand Lodge of Knights of Honor of North Carolina. Briefly stated, this session was very pleasant and profitable and the deerree of enthusiasm and earnestness manifested by the repre sentatives will give fresh impetus to the Order in irs noble work in this State. The session was honored by the presence of the Supreme Dictator Hon. J. W. Goheen, of Pennsylvania who brought words of cheer and pre dictions of a bright and prosperous future for the Order throughout its jurisdiction. As many of our readers know, the hotel at the Beach is conducted by our fellow towsnian, Capt. R. A, Jenkins, who is efficiently aided by his excellent wife. Under their man agement, the hotel has acquired measure of success hitherto unat- tained and consequently the Beach has been brought into greater prom inence as a summer resort. The fact is quite apparent that, if Capt. Jenkins remains in charge, increased facilities for taking care of guests will be a necessity. The Capt. told us that this week ho was confronted by the problem of providing for one hundred and forty guests, with facih ties for caring for only about fourth of the number in such manner as he would like to care for them. The trouble is the lack of rooms. It seemed to us he could feed a thous and and still be prepared to leed more. There is an abundance of fine fish, which are served right fresh from the ocean and furnish an enjoyable menu to the up country citizen particularly. Sometimes one is disaDDointed bv the scarcity of i & this article of diet at seaside resorts, but not so at Carolina Beach. The efficiency of the white girl waiters in the dining room is admir able and their attention and polite ness and desire to please form a basis for much favorable comment on the part of guests. After this week, the crowds will, probably, be not so great. In any event, those who contemplate a visit to Old Ocean may rest assured, if they select Carolina Beach, that Capt. Jenkins will do his level best to make them comfortable and happy. We were pleased to meet a number of our Winston-Salem friends at the Beach. They are having a fine and restful time and appear loth to leave the pleasures of a sojourn at the seaside. Those interested in their physical condition may deduce comfort from the fact that they maintain an abiding interest in the announcements that meals are ready They express themselves as being the subjects of a sort of pleasurable tired feeling, induced by the saline atmos phere, and while they feel a deep con cern in home news and eagerly read The Sentinel, they have, to a great extent, concluded to let the outside world wag as it may while they are taking a rest,, and hence we heard but little talk about the Klondike fever, the Hawaiian question, the coal strike, the assassination of Spain's Prime Minister, the Cuban war, the new tariff bill, and other matters of general comment. Upon the principle of "While in Rome do as the E&mans do," we con fess that we have - somewhat lost track of the minutise of current events, but will try to pick up the lost threads before we greet you again ' MONOMETALLIST LOOIO. The Washington Post believes thoroughly in the gold Btandard, but it does not believe in some of the claptrap arguments that are now being eo freely used by some of the advocates of that standard, in their great hurrah over the decline In silver bullion; and, under the caption of "A Revival of Poppycock," the Post gives the shouters of "43 cent dollars" something to cogitate npon in the following editorial : . .; 'We are having, just now, another taste of the monometallist style of ogic. We have it in various publi cations setting forth the fact and the details of the great fall in the price of silver bullion. According to all this, silver Is on the down grade and will soon cease to rank among the precious metals, and so we are tojd, with ajgravity too beautiful to be described in words, that silver has seen its best days and that the ad vocates of free coinage may as well abandon their fond dreams forever. "It reminds u of the livelj cam paign of 1896. It recalls all the ignorance and stupidity of that never-to be forgotten episode. We hear once-more the strident bray ol Bynum and Cockran and the frantic imprecations of the New York Sun. Silver w even more worthless than it was ten months ago, they tell us. Then "the dollar was worth but 50 cents," now it is "worth only 43 cents." And all the wiseacres and the parrots and the owls are prating, echoing, and looking wise, until one begins to question the wisdom ol a Providence that lets 6uch things con tinue. ' Silver is depreciating every day 1" screams one miracle of human intelligence. "The silver dollar is losing its purchasing power I" yells another. The whole collection of the monometallist chorus proceeds to bay the moon until the welkin fairly rings. "One hesitates to interject into this iaane hullabaloo even so much as a suggestion of common sense and reason. It seems a wicked waste of time to ask these rec-faced yelpers why silver has depreciated in the market, and whether, it gold were subjected to the same process, it would not lose its commercial value in like ratio. Intrinsically, the prop osition is simple enough. The mints of the civilized nations are closed to silvei; the same mints are open to gold. In this way the only thing that makes money of any metal is bestowed upon gold and withheld from silver. In this way gold ac quires a fictitious and artificial worth and silver is reduced to the standard of its essential usefulness. In the same way, were the process reversed were the mints closed to gold and opened wide to pilver would gold depreciate and silvei become more valuable. Yet the monometallist orators and editors, the paragraphers and the headline enthusiasts go ahead upon their in -seneate and vociferous way as though reason had vanished from the earth and the people had nothing left save slobber, gush, and poppy cock. "It seems to us the most logical result imaginable that silver, berefit of its money attribute, should de predate in the market. Like gold, it has but a limited adaptability to the uses of mankind. It cannot be ap plied to any practical purpose. It is not susceptible of conversion into implements of husbandry, into machinery, into tools, etc. It is fit only for ornament or for coinage into money. Robbed by legislation of its latter quality, its range of use fulness is sadly narrowed. We do not ask the moDometallist ehrieker what would become of gold under like circumstances. It would be cruel. They do not know." IN DEEP DISTRESS old Confederate- soldier ia in distress has been condemned An deep to death by a Mexican court and an effort is being made to save his life. The particulars are given in a circular letter recently issued by General John B. Gordon and a sup plementary statement made by Dr. R. B. Lignoski, of Houston, Texas, who has manifested much interest in the matter and proposes to go to Mexico and make intercession for the release of the condemned man." The name of the unfortunate ex Confederate is Mac Stewart, and the charge upon which he is sentenced to be shot fb death is murder, he hav ing killed a Mexican policeman on May 31st, 1895. There appear to ba extenuating circumstances con nected with the killing of vhe police man. Gen. Gordon says from what he his heard of the case there are grave doubts that Stewart received a fair trial in the Mexican courts, and that an able Mexican lawyer is of the opinion that his trial was not a fair one. Dr. Lignoski states that Stewart shot the policemen purely in self defense and shot only after the policeman bad shot him, and, farth er, that J udtre Luna, who defended Stewart at the trial, and who is now President of the Supreme Court of Chihuahuashows very conclusively by evidence that the act was com mitted entirely in sdf defense. Ei- Gov. Hogg has consented to accom pany Dr. Lignoski to Mexico and has offered to assist in pleading for Stewart's release. Money is noeded to carry out the effort to save the life of this unfor tunate man and an appeal for funds is made to ex-dm federate soldiers and others. This appeal should not fall upon deaf ears. Remittances should be made to Dr. R B. Lignoski or Capt. C. C. Beavens, Houston, Texas, before September 10th. IMPROVEMENT. From natural causes, and not from political reasons, we believe there will be improvement in business this Fall and Winter. :. How far reaching will be this improvement and how long the time of its dura-' tion we will not undertake to say. We do not know that it is necessary to discuss these questions at this time, but we would impress upon the citizens of Winston-Salem the" im portance of being prepared for the increased business when It comes. Don't be canght napping. On the contrary, be ready to give as much impetus as possible to any approach of prosperity, whether it comes as a gentle ripple npon a river's bosom, or as a roaring billow from old ocean's surging waters. The Fall time is not far off. As in dividuals and as' a community, we must be up and doing. A prosperity wave is a respector of persons in that it opens the horn of plenty to those who are disposed to help thempelves. We can't afford to let a humping time come alone and fail to take ad vantage of it. The power to do is great in our towns. Anything with in reason may be accomplished, by earnest, united action. The successes of the past should serve as an in spiration to renewed efforts for the future. With the passing away of the heated term, let us hope there will be manifested such energy and public ppirit as may be needed to push forward the interests of the twin-city and to such degree as will keep pace with the looked-for pros perity wave, however great that may be. THE PENSION ROBBERY. A Protest Against Pensioning Desert ers, Bammrrs, Eic. Richmond Dispatch. Daring the past five years the in ternal revenue taxw amounted in the agereate to $583,915,270, and the customs duties, the government's only oth-r source of income, to $018,140,194. Durinar the same period the appropriations for pen sions amounted to $503,335,092. In other words, the pensions practi cally absorbed the receipts from one or the other of our sources of revenue Again, to put the matter in another form, the people of this country have been taxi d during the pa-t five years $1 .202 000,000, nearly half of which has been paid out in pensions. Twenty five years ago James A Garfield, who could not be suspected of being mimical to pensioning worthy Federal veterans, declared on the floor ot the House of Representa tives that the pension list whs then "swollen beyond all account," and a little later, as chairman of the Ap propriaMons Committee, expressed the opinion that it might reasonably he expected that the expenditures for pensions would thereafter steadily decrease, unless pension legislation should be unwarraitably extrava gant. At the time Mr. Uxfield made these deliverences the pension roll footed up about $30 000,000; now it amounts to over $141 000,000. Despite the sectional character of the pension system, iu the sense that this section gets back none of the money it contributes to pensions, the South has never objected to the pensioning of honorably-discharged Federal veterans or the widows of Federal soldiers of honorable record, who were killed or died during the war, or have died since the war. "Bat she does protest against the pension ing of deserters, and buraners, and camp-followers, aEd their aunts and their uncles, and their descendants to the end of time. She does protest against the highway robbery so largely represented in the pension roll ot today, and is glad to see that the matter is being brought forcibly and clearly to the attention of the cax payers of the North and West. She is glad to know that her protest is beinpr echoed in the North and West, and to observe that there are signs of the iniquity's being made an issue by the tax payers of certain sections. THE SAME OLiD FOX. A Criticism of Butler's Speech at. V adebboro. Charlotte Observer. Senator Butler's Wades boro speech, Thursday, was entirely character istic. He needs rest but he cannot rest, while he sees the dangers that threaten the people, until he warns them of them. It it were not for him they would, soon be ruined and never know it. Others have been faithless but he has been faithful always. He has never deceived anybody, not evrn Guthrie or Pritcbard. lu fact, he is the only genuine. If he said anything about free silver, the Observer's reporter of his speech failel to catch it, lor it does not ap pear in the report. Lsst year every thing was tree silver. INow it is monopolies and trusts The rail roads, we are told, have captured the State. Yet, two of the three railroad commissioners were elected by Mr. Butler's Legislatures why haven't they done their duty? The trusts nh, yes I The one that touches the people ot North Caroliaa most closely is the tobaeco trust Where was Mr. Butler and what was he saying about it when Mr. C. B. Watson was fighting it in the Legis lature a few years ago and some ot the balance of us were holding up his hands? The trusts 1 They dictated the tariff bill which has just passed Congress. That the sugar trust and all the balance of them, and all the great monopolist manufacturers got in that bill everything they wanted, is a matter of common knowledge and public scandal, and yet Mr Butler, sitting in the Senate, did not even record his vote against, it "The trusts," he says, "cannot live withoutdenunciation by their agents, lie- McKinley and , Cleveland." What, then shall be thought of a United States Senator who denounces them but refuses to vote against them' when they are preparing to fix their own tariff la w upon the country for years to come? Talk at home is cheap, but votes in a close Senate count. .Original Oberyt g. Orange (Va.) Observer. The sparkle of repentant tears reaches heaven. The cyclone makes the people feel dreadfully blew. The key to a lover's heart is often found in a lock of hair. The world is a stage that carries too many deadhead passengers. The man who "nose it all" yery often gets bis knows mashed. The silent watches of the night are probably the ones which thtir own ers forgot to wind. The world is all a fleeting 6how, a circus quite complete, and he who has the fattest purse will have the finest seat. . Oh, summer, we do love yon so, for your faults are very few; the greatest and it is.no crime there are so many flies on you. - Paint Mark on Clothing. When fresh these can easily be re moved by rubbing with turpentine or paraffin, applied with a bit of cloth. If they have dried on rnb ... nt i . - . : with a mixture of equal parts of tur pentine and pnre alcohol, and clean off with benzine. . THEY WHISTLED DIXIE, WbB the Bride Wore Pink and The Groom NosoxGIassea. Salisbury World. For many long days George Prnett, Jr., has smiled upon Miss Sallie Sided, of Frog Pond. George's smiles were having an obvious eS feet on the lady of his choice when h imbibed of fermented corn juice too freely one July afternoon and visited his lady love. After imprint ing several spurious articles of the W. Murdoch Wiley hyerogliphics on her fair features the blue coats yanked George in. The Mayor gave him 30 days on the chain gang Md Miss Sallie wept. But Mayor Linn's heart was not to be touched by fem inine distress, so George is breaking stone on the county road today. In the meanwhile George Pruett, Sr., came along and sued for Miss Sides' hand. The third wife of George, Sr , had only been dc ceased about four weeks and Miss Sallie hesitated. The veteran ot many a courtship fought a good fight. He kept at it uneeas-. ingly. And as the result he led a blush ing bride of unknown summers to the office of Enquire J. M. Horan to day. The bride was attired in a pink cheeked calico delicately trimmed with sky blue ribbon. The groom wore nosexglasses and parted his hair a la mode Coone Brownee. As the couple entered the front door of the court house Prof. R. G. Kizer melodiously warbled "Dixe" from the rear entrance; Sheriff. Monroe whistled "God Save the Queen" in the recesses of Clerk of the Court Watson's vault; Register Woodson adjusted his glasses and surveyed the imposing spectae'e. In a brief ceremony Esquire Horah tied the knot in the presence of A. Hobson Price and J. Lewis Lendle man, After a brief reception they did the perambulating act to the bride's residence at 301 Fish Ave nue, Frog Pond, where they lived happily ever since. MAJ GUTHRIE'S PLAIN TALK. Why He Did Not Attend the Populist Executive Committee Meeting. Durham Special to News and Observer. A News and Observer reporter being in Durham, called at the office of Guthrie & Guthrie, and finding the major at his desk the following in terview occurred : Reporter: "Major Guthrie, I see you are not attending the meeting of the State Populist executive commit tee now being held in Raleign." Major Guthrie: "No, I am not a member of the committee myself, and I thought under existing circum stances I had better stay at home. You remember perhaps that the State Populist committee in the last campaign got bo fused' and mixed up with the Republican State com mittee that it was hard to tell which one the bag bi longed to, and I found myself pulling one way and they were pulling another way before the election came on. I thought I would just wait awhile now and let them find out 'where they are at.' The fact is, I am now permanently em ployed by Guthrie & Guthrie, at torneys, and attending to their busi ness exclusively, and I rather like my employment, too, for they keep their promises with me and don't tell me any lies either, nor pretend to believe one thing and do another." SPOTTING LEAK TOBACCO. Yankee Ingenuity Exercised In Imi tating Sumatra Prod net Hartford, Conn., Aug. 13 This summer's tobacco crop in New Eng land is likely to produce a papery, lighr-,booied leaf of smaller size than usual. The buyers ordinarily res gard such as undesirable and find it difficult to market it readily for wrapper purposes. As a result "spotting of tobacco" is the field is now going on extensively. The idea in spotting the tobacco in to imitate the Sumatra leaf, which is quoted at a higher price. Yankee ingenuity comes in the fore, and one Connecticut tobacco raiser offers to place in the hands of the farmers a perfect formula and apparatus for yielding spots restrict ing knowledge to the individual. With twothirds of the crop spotted and in many hands, Connecticut to- baeco will sell beiter, the raisers say, than Sumatra. A Proposed Change in Postal Carde. Washin?ton Dispatch. A new contract for supplying the Postoffice Department with postal cards will be made soon, and, it is understood, some changes will be made in the appearance of the cards It is intended to provide two sizas of cards, one a quarter of an inch narrower than those now in use, the plan being to furnish cards suitable for inclosure in envelopes by mer chants who desire to provide reply cards to customers. The other card is to be an inch short r and three-quarters of an inch narrower than the one now in use. The imitation ot a stamp on the lurger card will show the head of Jefivrson, as now. The lettering is to be changed. For the smaller card it is intended to use a portrait of John Quincy Adams, with appro priate lettering. It is expected the cards will be handsomer than those now in use. Nb shell Facts About Alaska. ( Piirchasd in 18G7 from Russia 'or $7,200,0(10; purchase negotiated by wiinam.u ward. E 'timated present population. 40000 G jld firs; discovered in 1879 Area in square miks, 531 409 Estimated produ;t of erold to date. $30,000,000 Principal products besides gold, furs, fish and lumber. Principal occupation of the people, hunting and fishing. Governor of the Territory, James D, Brady; residence at Sitka. Principal cities, Sitka (the capital), Juneau, Wrangel, Circle City. Population (census of 1890), 30.329, of whom but 4,416' were whites, 8,400 Esquimaux and 13,735 Indians. Principal mountains, Mount Logan, altitude 19,500 feet; Mount St. Elias, 18,100; Mount Wrangle, 17,500. Church Struck by Lightning. About 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon lightning struck the steeple on the new Moravian church at Advance, five miles from Winston, on the Salis bury road. A number of shingles and weather-boarding and considerable plastering were torn off. Ten or twelve people were in the house of i worship at the time. All were badly wursuiu au lug uiuib. a.u were oauiy .iv, Hut. t., One piece of plastering struck a son of Mr. John Zevely. NEW EKA IN SLEEVES. A Very Decided Cbange in Snap? is Taking Place. New York cor. Richmond Dispatch. There is no question but that the balloon and even the leg of mutton sleeves will fade away. Flat sleeves are unquestionably commer into fashion. A modiste just from Paiis told me a day or two ago that the latest creations of the best dress makers over there show scarcely any fulness at all in the shoulders of the dresses. Therefore, it is not too much to say that another season will see us practically back to the old style of tight feleeves. Just at present the most popular sleeve is that which has a little globular puffing at the top, and is plain from there- to the wrist. This puffing may bo provided bv the tdeeve itselt, or by an additional piece forming a short extra sleeve Another way is to have it plain, ex cept for a few pleats set in on the soouiaer, wnicn sryie may have an epaulette or not, as one pleases Still another style is cut and pleated ! so as to give the efl .ct of a double puff across the top of the arm, some times very little iulness being used, and sometimes a good deal, the sleeve itself being loose above the elbow. AH the sleeves mentioned may be in a single piece, though those with a circular putting are generally cut in two. Sleeves running in tucks across or gathered lengthwise in tiny puffs and mounted on tight-fitting linings are very fashionable just now, as they suit thin fabrics particularly well, but there is a decided tendency to prefer plainer forms in the very latest productions. Dressmakers continue to cut 6leeves fully long, but the points coming down oyer the hands are not seen so frequently as of late. Lace ruffijs, however, concealing a portion of the hand, are seen on most of the smart toilets. A very small minority of garden party costumes worn on different oca-ions late y have elbows rather wide and finished with deep lace ruffles, but this sort of sleeve is generally reserved for house dresses and tea gowns. I might add, too, that many low evening dresses have quite long sleeves. Jacket and coat sleeves will, of course, be diminished in width as dress sleeves grow smaller, but to accommodate the inside sleeve a cer tain amount of breadth at the top is necessary. Therefore, the new coats and jackets which we will begin to think of presently will continue to be mounted in pleats, though shallow and reduced in number. Haneriner el-eves, reaching to the elbow, will be aaaptea to some of the more fanciful jackets A MARRIAGR OFFKR. A Strictly Business Proposition of a Widow. The Raleigh Press Visitor pub lishes the following unique letter, reeeiyed by a well known citizen of Wake county: Frankliv, N. C, July 22, 1S97. Mr Deer Sur i herd that you wus itching too git marrid an settel down an l am a Widder with 73 ackersoff land an 2 chillun on Cedar Creek, i am unbeknownst too you bat is herd a Great eal off you. i am A biziness womun 35 an ruther fait i thinks i wud lyke you an tbatt we wud sute. i hev herd thatt yu wus a gret cusser. i doo not partickler obs ject too cussin for sum men folks wil cuss butt loud cussin is sinfull. i wil cum too the pint an say thatt i is anckious too git marrid myself an thinks allso thatt we wud sute. Please let me no. i wil bee at roles, ville furst Sunday, i hev allso herd off mr. Shell an iff you is nott agre ble pleas han this letter too hym, with gret respeck an Affeckion i amm Mrs Alviiado Gumming P S i amm allso edjjercited To Drive Pennsylvania Coal Out. New Orleans Daily States. The fact that the Southern Rail road Company has established a barge line from Greenville, Miss , with a view of hauling Alabama coal to that point from Birmingham and floating it down the river is a matter of considerate interest to the large sugar planters along the lower river. It Is the intention of the Southern Railroad Cnmpmy to hriug Ala bama coal in competition with the product of the Pittsburg mines and supplying it to the pln-ers at. such aloyrat as to drive all Pennsyl vania coal out of the field, the Southern Railmad, wi' h this end in view, has built docks ar;d screens at Greenville and leased for a p -riod of five years a bare fleet cipable ot conveying 20,000 tons of coal on a trip. It is estimated that the barge fleet under ton of steamers will cover the distance I etween Greenville and this City in sixty hours. Mumi Thin If! viuiijf ilium When it was said to the woman : M In sorrow shalt thou bring forth chil dren,", that a perpetual curse was pronounced, but the thrill of joy felt by every Mother when she clasps to her heart ber babe proves the con trary. True, dangers lurk in the pathway of the Expectant Mother and should be avoided. "Mother's Friend" So prepares the system for the change taking place that the final hour is robbed of all danger and pain. Its nse insures safety to the life of both Mother and child, and makes child birth easy and recovery more rapid. Mat', on receipt of price. tlSX) PER POTTLE. Book, 'To Exnectant Mothers," mailed free, con taining valuable Information and Toiontarj teed moniala. The Bradfleld Begnlator Co., Atlanta, 6a. OLD BY ALL DRUO.aia.Ta. SALEM Academy and Gollege, for girls and young women. Best home care, together with full college instruction. Specialists in mu sic, art, elocution, languages, commercial and industrial studies. Institution founded in 1802. The register shows 324 last year. New term be gins Thursday, Sept. 2, 1897. Send for catalogue to " Rev. J. H. CLEWELL,Principal. Salem, N. C. The principal will be in his office on and after August 20th to register day pupils. FOR TIIK WIXSTOX DISTRICT. Kpworth League and Sunday School Conference. At the Methodist Conference fur t he Winston district, to b-s held at Ker nersviI'e, opening ou August 2G',h, oue "o irnuay -,tn) will oe devoted to the Epworth League and Sunday schools of the district. The fuihiw inif program has been arranged for that day : MOBNIX1 SESSION. Ko11 CaU of Delegates, u -a Re,t?rts fronl Sunday Schools. . a ut .LMiacuities in the wav ui ounaay School W ork and how to VJ"erco"le Them." Kev. C. F. Slierrill. 10:05 wypu uiscuxsion. Auues: "Home Works of Live Sunday School." Hev. W. II. Mc- 10:30 Opn Discussion. l?:oltf S,on TauSbt. b- T. L. Rawle. 11:00 Kecess. U lf Serruoj, Uev. J. A, Green. AFTEBKOO.V SKSSIOS. q ot2fni?Exerdsea- liev- C.F.Sherrlll o KePrts from Leagues. !"'s unj; People's Movement: uai woes it Jlein.' Kev. 1). II. Co- 3:40 Open Discussion 11121 111. 3:55 now to league. It. B. Cruwfonl. 4:0; iveport Irom Toronto Convention Kev. J. A. B. Fry. 4:25 Miscellaneous Business. EVEXINi; SKSSiON. 8:00 Mass Meeting. Song Service led by Pev. F. If. Won.! Ad dressea by Rev. O y. Callahan and others. MUS. POLLARD OBJKCIKO. Made to Pay a Tax Kqual to the Cost of a Venr-old Dress. New York. Aug. lo. When the American Liner Paris, from South ampton, landed her 49( cabin pas sengers yesterday the contents of their trunks and parcels were run through the fine grinding Dingley m ir rua welcome was waiting u wS" Pollard- he was all taken aback when an appraiser informed her that she would have to give the government 00 for having in her possession an English made gown. "rfixty dollars!" exclaimed Mrs. Pollard. "Why, I paid only 00 for that dress, and I've had it a year." She paid the duty under protest. "I think this is very unfair treat ment," said the victim of the tariff. 'I was brought up in America, but for several years I have been living m England, and I am here on a visit. hen I return I Ihink I shall apply to be made a British citizen " About $4,000 was collected Eighty people paid it. RIOT AT HALL, G A M K. Negro Spectators, Chased Away, Ho-, turn and Vanquish Whites XswroRT News, Ang. 1G. A small race war was the outcome of a base- uau game nere Saturday. A lot of colored men sitting near the home place guyed the batsmen when they struck out. One of the players struck a spectator in the face and trouble began. The negroes rushed in and a free- frki. oil fi..Ul 1 i ., c. uul to.iowea, the negroes finally being driven from tho grounds. Ihey returned later arm1, ed with bricks, clubs and razors and routed the white men. Several sons were injured. pers Waiting r.,r )(, nar Whrat, Lexington, Ky , Aug. JO -There is a general belief iu o.utral Ken tucky that wheat will go to a dollar before September 1st. Purchasing agents for the Green Com miss-on Co. and E. D. Uhit& Co . of St. Louis and Korbes & Co , of New York, who have been here buying for export, have made such poor progiess thov will leave tomorrow. L'.-ually about 3,000 cars are shipped from here to the seaboard to ;till orders from Eng lish millers, who prefer blue glass iieat. i his year there will be 000 cars, but instead of 2. ."()( having been shipped by Aug. ." usual, not over 1 000 hare left. oo.s cars , as Yon Are Very Kind. Wilmington Mosienyer. The Messen er neknowN.Jeri s its in debtedness to Mr. J. a. U hitnker, Jr., editor of the Wins-ton Sk.ntinel, for his excellent report of the meet ing of thft Knfght.-t of Honor. Thf reports were in every wnv s ttisf.i,--tory and have been complimented ,y several as being the b.st reports ever given the order in theSite. In the vote of flunks atthc-Iosn of the meeting, the Mesnen-.-r was .!i j . ... t-fr, t.tny ineu; loiieu, ior which we thank our friends. To thk Editor : I have an absolute i nre for CONSUMPTION and all Bronchial, Throat aivl Lunr Troubles, and all conditions ol Wasting Away. Hy itstinu-Iy nse tliousandsof apparent. ,y hopeless cast s have been V riinm, ny cured. So proof-positive am I of its power to cure, I will send A1 HE to an vone atlhrte.l. THRirC MOTTLES of niv N'ewly 1 liseovered Retn. diis upon receipt of Kxpressand I'ostoiHceaddicssi Alwavs sincerely vours, T. A. SLOCUM. M.C., 18, Pearl St.. Vew York. Whoa wntinit tlie Doctor, plousouieutioa ibis j.apor. CONSUMPTION : WANTED Bushels of Whoat in exchange for One Tnotian l Hats. Fust Received, a lot of Sherman Clover and Crimson Clover Seed. ' FERTILIXEil FOR SALE, in any iuantity, for Turnip See l sowing. Don't forget the bargains in I.nlies' Shoes, at cost. Tht best Man's Shoe made for $:j is my Hay State Calf, Goodyear Welt. I. A. "W. II. Medea ma, Manager. Dandy Steel Cutaway Harrows GEISER THRESHERS, ENGINES AND MOWERS. BROWN, ROGERS & CO. I lHjilL Nt-3tioiii, evil I blood t h a tfor sale la W lostou. N. C by rejnsrfegfrgfe ass muu KASTKKN CAROLINA. Nosroes and Illiterate Whites Have the Ol-icrs. A (jentleiuan - who returned a few days ao from a trip to the Kisu-in part of the State, tells imI story ru gardintf the c:oditinn ffairs iu that part of the O'd North S-a'.e He says : "1 feel s.irry for the people .f that section. The ot-h;r d ly 1 w is in the largest store in ; good s'.ei town when a younir la ly came in and sild to t he iiropriet'ir of the f "r that sun hurl S!0i in county scrip, in her liar.d, warn Iiiki to know If she con hi buy some thug- alllif store Tim man told h r t ) it, hf w u'd sc!l hr anything tie had on ;i- Ion time as she desired, l;ut, I lint he could no& take the script., for not a dollar was in the treasury and he r!i 1 n it. know when t here w.m'd h. Tlo- lady said she wa- a teacher and j'ist been paid. She did not know vitiat to d i, for she had to live and look after In r mother and sh had r other m-ins of sup port. 1 tlnd in many of th s Kt.ern count:? jut such a st ale f affairs. Things are in control of the worst element of the politicians of the Re publican faith negroes and Illiterate whites who have brought things to a pretty piss." The Oldest Secretaries. This wei-k's is-uo of "Men,"' the olli cial orjan of t he V . mnif Men's Chris tian As-ociat ions of America, prints, a list of names of 174 gereral secre taries who have bei-n in the work tin years or ovi r. Mr. 1? K. McHurney, General Secretary, of N -w York City, i- mentioned a- the ohle-t Secretary, having entered ti e work July 11th, lSt2 We also ij id m the list the name of Alfred H. Paul, our former I'ener i! s rr tarv. ie out er. d service February 5th, 1-'!. Mr. I'unis now secretary of thiNcw Albany, Ind., Association. Ir. Turner (iocs to New York. It is learned that Mr F. P. Turner, State Seen-tar of the Yourm Men's Christian As-ocia! ion, vw ho it-signed a few days pgo.wili It com.' General Sec retary of the Student Volunteer move ment for foreign missions en the llrst of Septemh-r, succeeding Mr Shar tuiin. Mr. Turner's h- i-'.iiru-rs vni tie 2-1 Fourth avenue. New York City. Mr. Turner 1- now -pending his vac it inn at J.un; Gu'.'ck, Ial -s Ferry, Conn. A IIICYCI.K Titrsr. It utiior ILi4 it 111 at 1 a n ti t :tet u rers Will N inOoi". Nkw York. August 11 It is currently repotted lore, hiu! pat tinlly confirme 1 at tiieCjcle Hoard of Trade and -!sewhre, that the Pope Manufacturing Companj, Spalding 15ro..., American heel Tube Pomp my, Warwick Company and the Lozo-r Manufacturing Com pany would eonsoli.lr-.to with 13 ti in ner and other E'lglish and American firms for the purpo-e of Preventing an over pro.lu-tion ,,j wh.-els. This eonsoii.l t ioti w.otl.l enable these firms to pr:tcic.i Iv control the market and eonij-ete with anybody in the busint ss. i. 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