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CURBKNT l,OCAL. KVKNTS OK TMK DAY BK1KFLY TOLD. B ts of Fact aud Gossip Gathered by The Sentinel's Representatives Social and General Mews What Is GolnK on Here. Capt. Hawkius brought down two carloads of apples from Wilkes last week Wtdnesduy evening. Both were tilled to parties in Liverpool. George Morris killed five hog9 a few das ago, the aggregate weight, of which was over 1200 pounds. George 6ays his meat cost him just 6 cents per pound. W. L Harper, of Lewlsville, qual Ifled.before.Clerk Wilson Monday after noon as administrator of his father's estate, which is valued at several thousand dollars. Rpvenue Officers Vanderford, Mtbaue, Hunt and Smith were out again Friday looking for blockaders. They returned that night admitting that they made a "water haul." The stables of Burl Hatcher, col ored, at Westileld. were destroyed by nre recently, a nne hore and con siderable feed were burned. A 300 pound hog was also badly scorched Two marriage licenses have been issued since our last report, the con trading parties being L M Farler to Elizabeth Barton; Lnther W. Slider to Versa Powell. All live in Salem. A large congregration greeted Bishop Rondthaler at Centenary church Sunday morning. The Bish op preached a very interesting aud comforting sermon from Isaiah 40:1. Esq. Bessent Monday night united in marriage Mr. Levi Scarlet and Miss Mary Woodward. The ceremony was performed at the residence of W F. Gordon on Belews CrePk street, Eist Salem. The passenger tain on the N. & W. now leaves here for Roanoke at 8:30 a. m. instead of 8:40, as hereto fore, and returns at 9:25, instead of 9:15. This change went iuto effect Sunday. The lawyers here are in favor of a criminal court for Forsyth. It is generally admitted that it would save the county considerable money. Guil ford and other adjoining counties are in favor of a district being formed. Mr. Cornelius York, and his son Wesley, carried four loads of tobacco to Winston and received nearly $700. Two loads averaging 17 cents, and the other 21 cents. This lot was just one half of their crop. Elkin Times. Presiding Elder Wood will an nounce the appointments for his first round in a few days. The District Stewards will meet in this city early in Jauuary to tlx the assessments for each church during this Conference year. Mr. J. F. Hedgecock, of Abbott's Creek, came in Tuesday and renewed . his subscription to the Weekly Sen tinel He killed two hogs a few days ago that weighed 856 pounds. The largest one pulled the beam to 464 pounds. The next annual session of the Westen North Carolina Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church will be held in Winston. At the recent session, held in Raleigh, Rev. R. L Atkinson was appointed pastor of the church here, succeeding Eev. W. E. Walker. County Treasurer Kerner there is a bitch in the proposed says tele- phone line to Kernersville. The Bell company wants me ii.ernersviiie peo pie to pay for the line, while the lat ter want to make a deal whereby the tolls from each end of the line will pay the cost of the line. Rev. J. R. Moose, a former pastor of Burkbead church, this city, entered upon his work as pastor of Bethel Methodist church, Asheville, on Sun day. The Citizen says Mr. Moose is making a strong impression upon the congregation and some of his leading members predict a very strong year's work for the church. REVENUE COLLECTIONS. Report for November In the Fifth N. C. District. Cashier Brenizer, of the Collec tor's office, reports the following col lections for the Fifth district during the month of November: Tobacco $66,783 44 Spirits 53,259 03 Cigars 250 65 Snuff 29 16 Cigarettes 20 00 Special tax 795 86 Miscellaneous 1,051 07 Total $122,189 21 These amounts were collected in the various offices as follows: Winston, $56,703 56 Statesville, 44.146 20 Asheville 15,320 16 Mt. Airy, 6,019 29 Chief Teague's Monthly Report. Chief of Police Teague will make the following report to the Winston Aldermen tonight of cases disposed of by the Mayor during the month of November: Breach of peace 61 Nuisance 24 Drunkenness 5 Carrying concealed weapons 4 Injury to property 2 Fast driving 1 Interfering with an offleer 1 Larceny 1 Total. 99 No. of cases dismissed 11 " " " bound over 7 Amt.of fines and cost docketed, $254 60 " " " collected in cash.. 180 41 " " " -" "labor.. 6198 Total amt. collected $242.39 Household Gods. ' The ancient Greeks believed that the Pen ates were the goc's who attended to the wel fare and prosperity of the family;. They were worshiped as household gods in every home. The household god of today is Dr. King's New Discovery. For consumption, coughs, colds and for all affections of Throat Chest, and Longs it is invaluable. It has been tried for a quarter of a century and is guaranteed to cure or money returned. No household should be without this good angel. It is pleasant to take and a safe and sure remedy for old and young. Free trial bottles at V. O. Thompson's Drug Store. Kegular size 50c and $1.00. Opens Today. - ' The Baptist State Convention will meet In its sixty-seventh annual ses sion today with the , church at Oxford. Dr. A. G, Barron, of Charlotte, will preach the . annual sermon. Rev. J. E. White, corres ponding secretary, gives out the fol lowing statement. Reports in hand show: Churches, 1,400; membership, 140,000; preachers, 700; baptized dur . Ing the year, 8,500. Financial statis tics, missions. State, Home and Foreign, $30,000; education of minis ters, $2,400; orphanage, $15,C00. These figures do not Include the Western North Carolina Convention which reports 21,000. . It fr-htS Wncnt ALL Ei.bE EA4a Boa Cocwta Syrup. Tastes Good. ( In time. Sold bv dnimrists. Bee PRESIDENT'SMESSAGE PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS MONDAY. He Talks of Currency Reform, Spain and Cuba, Hawaiian Annexation, the Blmetalllst Envoys, Inter national Arbitration, Etc. r Washington, Dec. 6. Today at noon, simultaneously, both Houses of Congress were called to order. The opening ceremonits were of the usual routine character. The galleries were crowded with spectators. The follow ing is a synopsis of TIIE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE It gives me pleasure to greet the Fifty-fifth Congress in regular ses sion, many of whose Senators and Representatives I have been associated with in legislative service. The meet ing occurs under felicitious circum stances, justifying sincere congratula tions and calling for grateful acknowl edgement to a benincent Providence, which has signally prospered us as a nation. Praise God that peace with all nations continues unbroken. The public questions which most engross us are lifted .above partiz tasbip. The qutstionsof foreign policy, revenue, tne soundness and inviolability of our national currency obligation, and the improvement of the public service ap peal earnestly to individual conscien ces. THE CURRENCY QUESTION. The tariff question having been set tled at the extra session of Congress, the currency question is the next most pressing We should not hesitate to enter upon a revision which will make demand obligations less onerous and relieve the financial laws from ambiguity and doubt. The evils of the present system are found to be a great cost to the government in main taining the parity of different forms of money. We cannot be heedless of this burden, which is expensive and a dangerous menace to the National credit. We have nine hundred millions of dollars Jwhich the Government. by solemn enactment, has undertaken to keep at par with gold while the government is without any fixed gold revenue. There has been no deficit requiring the issuance of bonds, but if the gold reserve falls below a hun dred million dollars how will it be re plenished except by selling bonds? I earnestly recommend that when the receipts of the Government are suffi cient to pay expenses the United States notes presented for redemtion ne set apart and be only paid out. in exchange rcr gold. If they are put out in any omer way tney may return again to be followed by another bond issue to redeem them, another interest bearing debt to redeem a non-interest bearing debt. I concur with the Sec retary of the Treasury that the circu lating not es of National banks secured by bonds be reduced to one-half of one per cent, per year. I also join him in recomending that authority be given for the establishment of National banks wit,h a minimum capital of twenty-five thousand dollars, which will enable smaller villages, in agri cultural regions, to be supplied with currency needs. SPAIN AND CUBA. N The most important problem the government is called upoD to deal with, pertaining to our foreign relations, concerns our duty towards Spain and the Cuban insurrection. The story of Cuba has been one of unresting effort towards the larger enjoyment of lib erty and 6elf control, of organized re sistance to the method of the mother country, of ineffectual settlement fol lowed by revolt. Instructions given our new Minister to Spain before his departure were to impress upon Spain the sincere wish of the United States to lend its aid towards ending the war in.Cuba by reaching a peaceful and lasting result, just and honorable alike to Spain and Cuba. It was stated that at this juncture our gov ernment was constraned seriously to Interference if the time was not ripe when Spain of her own volition and moved by her own interests and every sentiment of humanity, should not put a stop to the destructive war, and make a proposition of settlement hon orable to herself and to Cuba. It was charged that as a neighboring nation, with large interests in Cuba, we could only be required to wait a reasonable time for the mother country to estab Jish its authority and secure peace; that we could not contemplate an in definite period for the accomplishment of this result. The President then referred to the reforms instituted by the Sagasta government and argued that Spain should be given a reasonable chance to realize our expectations and to prove the assured effect of the new order of things to which she stands irrevocably committed. He refers to removal of Weyler,- ''the brutal com mander who inflamed Americans and shocked the civilized world." The President gives assurance that the rights of Americans will be protected and that the government will abate none of its efforts to bring about by peaceful agencies an end of the Cuban war. HAWAII ANNEXATION. Briefly, the President advocates the annexation of Hawaii and enjoins that self rule be accorded Hawaiian subjects. BLMETALLIST ENVOYS. The bimetallist envoys appointed to represent the United States have been diligent in their efforts to secure the concurrence and co-operation of European countries for international settlement of the question, but have not been able to secure the agree ment contemplated by their mission. They have not reported finally, as negotiations with foreigh countries are still pending. They believe that doubts raised in certain quarters as to the parity between the metals and kindred questions may yet be solved oy iurtner negotiations. INTERNATIONAL ABBITK ATION. International arbitration cannot be omitted from subjects claiming our consideration. The best sentiment of the civilized world is moving in this direction. I concur with the Secre tary of the Navy for appropriation authorizing construction of more battleships on the Pacific coast; also that several torpedo boats be author ized. NATIONAL, QUARANTINE. The recent visitation of yellow lever in many cities and towns throughout the South has resulted in much disturbance of commerce and demonstrated the necessity of such amendment to the quarantine laws as will make the regulations of the na tional quarantine authorities para mount. I recommend that Congress authorize the appointment of a com mission of expert bacteriologists, one from the Marine hospital, one from civil life and one to be a medical officer from the Navy. . ' ALASKA. Alaska demands prompt and early attention. A more thorough govern ment should be established there. PACIFIC RAIL WAT. . The Government should not allow the Kansas Pacific railway to be sold at a price which will yield less than one half the principal of its debts. V: GOVERNMENT EXPENSES. While Congress may not find it an easy task to reduce the expenses of the government it should not encour age their increase. These expenses will, in my judgment, admit of de- crease in many branches without injury to the public service. Its com manding duty is to keep the expenses within the receipts of the government and avoid a deficit. After the message was read both houses of Congress adjourned until tomorrow. COURT PROCEEDINGS. Mlstrlal In Tuttle-Penn Case Busi ness Transacted. The Court Calendar was arranged by the Bar Association to take up the ciyil docket Tuesday, but the crimi nal cases had not all been disposed of. The Grand Jury continued to find true bills and it was not thought that the State docket will be finished before Wednesday. There are 57 cases on the civil docket arranged for trial at this term, besides 27 on the motidn docket. It is hardly probably that half of tbem will be reached. The jury failed to agree in the case of Will Tuttle and Bob Peon, the two negroes charged with assaulting and robbing R. L. Hopper, several nights ago, while Tin his way to the N & W. depot. The case was given to the jury about 5 o'clock Saturday evening and at 10 o'clock Judge Starbuck went to the courthouse and learning that there was no likelihood of a verdict, dis missed the jury and ordered the clerk to make it a triatrial. Eleven jury men, it is understood, were in favor of conviction. Mr. Henry L. Shore, it is eaid, was alone for acquittal. The case may be tried again at this term. Tuttle and Penn were bound over to the next term of court. Judge Starbuck fixed their bonds, which are to be justified, at $300 each. Both defendants are in jail. The friends of Tuttle arc making an eff rt to get up his brnd. Monday 41 cases were variously disposed in Forsyth's Superior Court. Only one of these was submitted to jury. That was State vs. James Flynt, J W. Flynt and Pini;ey Ful ton. The charge was forcible tres pass. It seems that Ceasar Hairston, col., and bis wife and daughter lived on Mr. Jas. Flynt's land last year and certain tobacco raised on shares bad been stored away in old Ceasar's dwelling against the will of Mr. Flynt He carried Mr. J. W. Flynt and Mr. Pinkney Fulton, the latter of Farm er's Warhouse, around there a few weeks ago to look at the tobacco. The action of the wife and daughter of Hairston were such as to arouse the suspicion of Mr. Flynt.and his friends and they insisted upon inspecting cer tain other rooms in tne house, nence t he charge of forcible trespass. The jury rendered a verdict of not guilty Ten cases on Monday's calendar were consolidated with other cases and seven were given a suspension of judg ment on the pay toe tit, or costs. In two gambling cases the de fendants plead guilty and were given 90 days on the county roads. They were John Allison and William Rainey. In other cases the defendants failed to answer and continuances entered. The 6rand Jury Monday disposed of about seventy caes. In the great majority of those cases true bills were returned. Of these forty-nine were against merchants charged with sell ing cigarettes to minors. CIGARETTE CASES TRIED. A number of cigarette cases were disposed of on Tuesday. There were some fifteen submissions by mer chants. Judge Starhuck fined those who had t wo cases $15 and cost; those who had three cases $5 and cost. De fendants in four and more cases were taxed with the cost in each case. FOR ASSAULT. Mr.J.W Bradford was tried Tuesday on charge of making an assault with a deadly weapon on H. Blumenfleld, the man who conducted a wheel of fortune for some time. The case went to the jury at noon, and a verdict of not guilty was rendered about 5 o'clock. CRAWFOBD-COZART MARRIAGE. Cards Out Announcing This Happy Kvent on Dec. 23rd. Cards have just been issued an nouncing the marriage of Miss Hallie Gracia Cozart to Mr. Robert Baker Crawford, both among Winston Salem's most popular young people. The ceremony is to be performed in Centenary Methodist church, of this city, December 23rd at 4 p. m. No cards will be Issued in the city and the.doors will be open to all. Miss Cozart is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G Cozart and has resided in this city the past two years, having previously lived in Durham ani New York. Mr. Crawford has been a citizen of Winston the past two years and is one of our most successful young busi ness men, being the bead of the firm of R. B. Crawford & Co., hardware dealers. He is a graduate of Trinity College. A uniaue and unusual leatureor tne marriage will be the fact that all the participants at the service will fce relatives of the bride and groom. Rev. Alex Walker, the bride's grand ratter and Rev. L W. Crawford, the groom's father will perform the ceremony, while bridesmaids, groomsmen and ushers will all be cousins of the con tracting parties. They will come from Raleigh, Durham, Oxford, Greensboro, Salisbury and South Boston, Va. After the ceremony the newly wed ded pair will leave on the evening train for a tour of Northern places of interest. K. of P. Officers. At a meeting of Salem Lodge, No. 56, Knights of Pythias, Monday night, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term: - C C A D Theler. V C R Li Hendricks. P W F Tesh. M of W J A Weisner. K of R & S W H Turner. M of F L F Owen. M of EF G Rogers. M at A J W Brock. I GCF Allen. O G-Robt Spaugh. Death of Mrs. Welfare. Mrs. Julia E. Welfare, whose illness was noted in these columns last week, passed away at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in the Widow's House, Salem. The deceased was the widow of the late A. E. Welfare, he funeral services were conducted from the Home Moravian church, of which Mrs. Welfare was an honored member, at 2 p. m. Monday, - by Bishop Rondthaler. The remains were laid at rest in the graveyard. An Uncertain 3lsease. There is no disease more uncertain In Its nature than dyspepsia. Physicians say that the symptoms of no two eases agree. It ia therefore most difficult to make a correct ;. diagnosis. No matter how severe, or under what duguisedyspepsia attacks you. Browns' Iron Bitters will cure it. Invaluable in all diseases of the stomach, blood and nerves. Browns' Iron Bitten is sold by all dealers. Work Begun on New Hotel. Prof. Lomady and wife were in the city Monday. The deed for the Marten bad Springs property was filed In the Register of Deeds office that morning. Mrs. Lomady is the purchaser, the consideration, the deed says,- was $10,000 The Professor told the re porter that Mr. R. H. Pitts, the con tractor, would begin laying brick that afternoon for the new hotel. A BURIED TREASURE. IS THIS TIIE TRUTH OR IS FICTION? IT A Salem Merchant Receives a Letter from Spain That Should be Veri fied Before the Dirt Digging Sets In Marvelous Story. Is there a vast fortune of 550X100 francs in French bank notes bidden away in some secluded dell in the vicinity of Winston-Saleni ? This is a question which is sgitating the minds of several gentlemen in this community just now. A prominent citizen of Salem has just received a letter purporting to be from one ex Captain Juan Basanta, a Cuban Republican, now in prison at Barcelona,Spain, in which he confides to the Salem gentleman that about six months ago while la Winston Salem he bid away the sum of money named above in a strong iron box and prepared a complete topographic plan of tne spot. This waa done with the aid of a metric ribbon. He also enumerated on a separate sheet all the particulars necessary for the loca tion of the spot. This plan, the ribbon and the par ticulars be placed in a secret compart ment in a strong trunk which be has "safely deposited." Captain Basanta proposes to reveal the biding place to the gentleman and give him one third of the fortune pro vided he will become guardian of bis daughter, a lovely girl, yet in her teens, who is now in college at Toledo. Spain, during the Captain's term of 15 years imprisonment, upon which be is soon to enter. The Salem gentleman must first advance the money to pay the voyage of Miss Basanta and the Captain's confident to Salem. The present address of the latter be is to reveal in a letter which the Salem gen tleman is to receive in a very few days. There is also a balance due at the college at Toledo which the Salem man must pay before the girl will be released by the school au thorities. Under the terms of the pro position be is to take Miss Basanta into bis home here in Salem and look after her education and training as he would bis own daughter. Capt. Basanta says that the reason he has selected this gentleman to undertake the great trust is that many Americans have recommended him in the very highest terms The letter is couched in thrilling and cootldence begetting lat guage and withal has a semblance of plausa billty. In explaining bow he came by so vast a fortune the Captain says that almost a year ago he was Captain of a certain Spanish horse regiment but was secretly a member of a Republi can faction plotting for the overthrow of the Spanish Gove-nment. He se cured orders from ine chief of the faction to desert and carry with him 400 000 francs then in the company's coffers. The Republicans gave him an additional 100,000 francs and seut him to America to solicit arms and other munitions of war. Wbiie here the Republican band in Spain had been annihilated and be is therefore now the sole owner of the vast for tune. It was when passing through Sa lem six months ago on his mission of begging arms that he received news of very serious illness of his daughter. She was all that was left him in this world and he resolved to hasten to her bedside at any risk. He dared not start with so enormous a sum of money, hence his resolve to secrete it in tbis locality before starting on the journey. He reached Toledo safe and found bis daughter convalescing: but just as he started to escape to a land oisarety Spanish detectives seized him and he now languishes in prison and must continue so for 15 years. uapt. hfasanta promises the Salem gentleman that he will in a few days send a statement from the governor of the Barceloni prison which will give all the particulars in regard to the law suit against him. In tbis letter be will also disclose the address of his confident, wno it is necessary shall be in Salem before the fortune cau be unearthed. In the meantine the Salem gentle man is awaiting develoDments in de cidedly a dubious frame of mind. RKPEAL CIVIL. SERVICE L.AVV. Iiinney Thinks tbe Democrats In Of flee Worse Than Hard. Times. The Raleigh News and Observer of Dec. 3d says: Congressman Ltnney, who has been here this week arguing a case before the Supreme Couit, has now gone to Washington, to get him self In tune to legislate for a great country. He was not in the best of humor while here, this Bull of the Brushes. There are some things that he doesn't like and tbe Democratic officeholder is not tbe least of tbem. "Too many of you blame Democrats are still sucking tbe puolic pap," he said screwing up his face in a knot and then carefully unfolding it and smoothing it out. "I know times are hard and Dnces for farm nroducts are low, and I hope at this season we can get such legislation as will sorter im prove matters, but ding my fiddles if it ain't more necessary to root you Democrats out. "If we don't abolish that civil ser vice humbug I hope at least Congress will have enough sense to modify it." And there are plenty hungry KeDub- licans that will say amen to these sentiments of Col. Romulus Zigzag. Presbyterians at Home Again. Tne Presbyterians Sunday wor shipped in their handsome and newly renovated house of worship. The pastor, Rev. Robt. E. Caldwell, preached excellent sermons to large congregations. At the morning ser vice be referred to the work done on the church and complimented tbe committee upon the splendid improve ments maae, wnicn give general satis faction to tbe entire congregation. A Thankgiving service was held that night when a collection, amounting to 825, was taken for tbe Barium Springs urpnan Home, special music was beautifully rendered at both services To Engage In Railroading. Charles Griffith, who has been a resident of Winston for several years, left on Monday for Spencer, near Salisbury, to accept a position with tbe Southern Railway.He is a brother of Mrs. George Blum and has many friends here who wish him success in his new position. While here he held a position at B. F. -Hanes & Co 's fac tory. . - , The First Pair. Capt. R. A. Jenkine, of Salem, is said to be the owner of tbe first pair of platform scales brought to this county. He bought tbem at the Male, a few day 8 ago, of tbe personal proper ty of tbe late W. H Hall. They were first owned by the late Edward Beio when he conducted a store in tbe Belo building. CUilSUi.iPTIOf To the Editor : I have an absolute Core for CONSUMPTION and all Bronchial. Throat and Lnng Troubles, and all conditions of Wasting Away. By its timely nse tnonsanasoi apparent ly hopeless cases have toaeii permanently cured. So proof-positive am I of its oower to cure. I will send FRBB to anyone afflicted, THREE BOTTLES of my Newly Discovered Remedies, upon receipt of Express and Postoffiee ad dree. Always sincerely yours, T. A. SLOCTJM, M.C., 183 Pearl St, New Tort. wtn wnuag the IXWtor, plM ueuuoa uue pejsm MERCHANTS INDICTED. For Selling Cigarettes to Hoys Seventy Five Bills Sent to the Grand Jury. It was learned Monday t a Solicitor Mott has seat 75 bills to the Grand Jury against merchants for selling cigarettes to minor. The Solicitor admitted tint after noon that he wasdrawing bills against every merchant he could find evidence against. He said he would prefer that bis boy drink whiskey than smoke cigarettes He added with emphasis that there is no truth in the report that he has several boys em ployed to work up 'evidence against merchants. They will only get their fees as witnesses, he added. If true bills are found by the Jury the cases will probably be tried at this term of tbe court. The Solicitor appears to be pulling every string within his reach where he thinks there is a four dollar fee attached. GREENSBORO MURDER CASE. Judge Adams Sentences Him to be Hanged, From parties who came up from Greensboro on Tuesday it was learn ed tbat Judge Adams bad not passed sentence on tbe man Ryan who killed bis wife Saturday evening. A gentle man who talked with the Judge told the reporter that His Honor said he did not know anything to do except to sentence tbe prisoner to be banged. He did not say when he would pass sentence. Judge Adams told tbat it was tbe first our informant instance in bis knowledge where a man plead guilty to a capital reiony. Some are of the opinion that Ryan is insane and therefore should not be hanged. His refusal to accept counsel prooaoiy lea to tnis Oeller. A party of incensed citizens went to tbe jiil Sunday night to lyncb htm, but tney were persuaded by the Mayor and So licitor to let the law take its course Another gentleman who came in on the afternoon train expressed the be lief tbat Kyan would be lynched if Judge Adams does not Qx the day for his execution. LATER ETAN SENTENCED. Special to The Sentinel. Greensboro, December 7. - At 2:30 o'clock tbis afternoon, Ryan was sen tenced by Judge Adams to be hanged Thursday, the twenty-third day of December. CHRISTMAS OF NINKTY-SEVKN, The Joyousness of the Coming Festi vities Beginning to be Felt. Although Christmas is nearly three weeks off yet, there are unmistakable signs of its approach in the Twin City. The various Sunday schools are practicing for pleasure entertain ments, while the school children hur ry to their books with a buoyancy of movement that betrays minds team ing with bright anticipttions of gifts and parties, and at! tbe thousand aud one things that go to make up a real, happy Christmas. Nor are these the only reminders that Christmas is coming. There are those who say that Cnanticlear is practicing his vocal organs nightly getting tbem ready for- the momen tous trial of bis demonstrativeoess when he "croweth all night long." The railroad clerks are getting the holiday rates fixed and the public will soon know what it will have to pay to j a3 home for tbe holidays. Not only tbat, the express people are beginning to take on more than usual activity. They are laying plans to strengthen the delivery service, so th3t all the boxes and packages which make the express business so heavy in the last weeks of December may go safely and promptly to their destinations. Tbe merchants are beginning to make attractive displays of toys, etc., in their show windows. The con fectioner, too, is replenishing his stock and will have for sale loads of toothsome dainties and luscious fruits And all around there are preparations for tbat matchless date, the 25th of Decemb3r. DEAD LETTKR8. If Your Name Is on tbe List Call on tbe Postmaster. The following is a list of dead let ters remaining in the post office at Winston, N. C, Dec. 4tth, 1897: Pus'.e Adams, Miss Eliza Allen, Dara Banner, T J Blocker, WT Brinkley, Jobn Bynum, colored, Miss Mangie Coleman, Samuel Courts, Tbos Davis, & M Davis, Miss Bessie Devault, Mrs Charity Gravely, Miss Maude Hanes, Miss Mary Hanston, Mrs Clementine Hairston, W H Honter, Lee Jeffreys, Part Jons, O J C Kapp, Miss Blanch LewiH, Miss Mary Livengood, Mrs W L Martin, J R McCandless, Miss Emma Miron. J D Newton. W II Publes, Mrs Nancy Pilcher, Miss Hat tie Reynolds, Miss Hattie Scales, Miss S E Sherrell, Miss Myrtle bbeek, J Slater, P L Sprinkle, Mrs Mary Stan ley, James Thomas, it Harry Watkins, Stephen Waters, Miss Victory Wilson, Bliss Margrett winsiow. When calling for tbe above letters please say they were advertised. m. H. WILSON, p. M. SALEM. List of letters remaining unclaimed in postofflce at Salem, N. C. at close of business Saturday, Dec 4tb, 1S97: Laura E Bailey. Jeremiah Crews, J N Johnson, Miss Eliza Studiwince, Miss Fannie Thompson. Parties calling for these letters will please say tbey were advertised. R. W. Belo P. M. Something to Know. It may be worth something to know that the very best medicine for restoring the tired oat nervous system to a healthy vigor is Klectric .Bitters, i n is medicine is purely vegetable, acts bv eivine tone to the nerve centres in the stomach, gently stimulates the Liver and Kidneys, and aids these or- fans in throwing off imparities in the blood 'lectric Bitters improves tbe appetite, aids dieestion. ana is nronouncea dv those wno have tried it as the very best blood purifier and nerve tome Try it. bold tor 00c or $1.00 per bottle at V. O. Thompson's Drug store. 1 Gave Away Bis Best Coat. Hon. C. B. Watson spent Sunday at his mother's home near Kernersville. He carried with him, as be thought, an old coat and vest which he bad promised to "Old Bill Dally," who lives in the neighborhood. "Old Bill" came for tbe coat .in the after noon and when he had put it on Mr. Watson remarked that it was a better coat than he was wearing himself. When be returned home yesterday morning be bad occasion to don bis best suit but wben he went to get it great was bis dismay to find that be bad through mistake carried that identical coat to "Old Bill." He had only recently had it made.too.at quite a cost. Tbe County Fathers. -. The County Fathers were in ses sion again Tuesday. Monday afternoon tbey accepted tbe bond of County Sur veyor J. W. Jones and passed an order allowing tbe colored people the use of the courthouse on Emancipation day, January 1st, provided tbey put it in the same order when they leave the ball as when they went in. Tl'e Board allowed claims Tuesday. IBlcPCDcfiL Bueqohs Whether itching, burning, bleeding, scaly, crusted, pimply, or blotchy, whether simple, scrofulous, or hereditary, from infancy to age, speedily cured by warm baths -with CctictjkA Soap, gentle anointings with Cuticur a (oint ment), the great skin cure, and mild doses of CrmctrRA Resolvent, greatest of blood purifiers and hunioi cares. tlcura I sold throughout the world. Tonx Dxua aitd Cbsm. Cusp., Sole Prop., Bo-ton. mw " iiow to Cure Evory Blood Humor," free. FACE HUMORS !Snco"d dcoikJbo!Sv TIIE-BLASTED HOPES" OFFICE-SEEKERS ARE NOW STREET PEDDLERS. Five Hundred of. This Kind at the Nation's Capital "Hayti 3Iust Fight Her Own Battle" A Treaty With Mexico. Washington, Dec. 7 "Blasted hopes" from Texas, Wisconsin, Ohio and many other States are standing on the sidewalks on Pennsylvania avenue, trying to sell gum drops, but tons, spectacles, trick dolls, cheap jewelry, etc. "Blasted hopes" aredls- aDDointed office seekers, ahn r hnn gry and could not see any other way to dodge starvation. It is estimated there are five hundred of thi9 kind nere who have been promised posi tions by Congressmen. THE HAYTI TROCHLE. Germany Demands Payment Twenty Thousand Dollars. of Washington. Dec. 7. At the State Department it whs asserted at noon today that they had not heard from aiinister Powell us to tbe crisis at Port au Prince. The officials say they do not believe the uiaUer is as eerious as reported. Some believe the Department has been outwitted by Germany and that the Emperor ana cieveny "scooped ' Minister White as to his plan. Uuited States cruiBr M-irblehead isxpected to arrive at Havti to morrow. The truubout Wilmington may oe oroereu there at any momfUG. Assistant S creary of State Grib- ler aid today: "H.-ty ti must flht ner own butle. Germany has changed her deoiaml to payment of twenty tnousaml dollars Nothing has been received iroui thnre today." secretary bhrniau says the Hay tian Government is entirely wrong. A BRUTAL W1FK-31UBDKK. Iu Greensboro " Saturdav Nlsrht A Strong Talk of Lyching. One of the most horrible and cold blooded murders ever perpetrated in this State was that at Greensboro Saturday evening when Sonly Ryan, a trifling fugitive from justice, shot and killed his wife because she re fused to turn over to him $11, which she had just collected from her boflrd- era. Mrs. Ryan was passing across the street from her residence to a grocery store to pay a bill wben the brute came suddenly upon her, seized her throat aud demauded the money. Her refusal caused him to draw a nistol and fired two balls into her body. Tbe urst entered her bead and tbe other the breast. Death was almost in stantaneous. Not satibtit-d by this dastaidly deed, .the fiend turned upon his aaugbtr, who was rushing to her mother's rescue and would have shot her but for the appearance of several men running to tiie scene. Tbe wife- murderer disappeared down an alley. Still thirsting lor blood he went to Fiazier's hardware store aud atu niDt ed to bhoot County-Treasurer Uodgen against whom he had a grudge. When captured be said lie had attempted to shoot himself aud ehuwi-d a print of the pistol muzz'e on bis temple. The pistol, he said, failed to fire. A brother of tbe dead wife came upon tbe officers with their prisonei aud would have killed him witt a shotgun, but for the intervention of bystanders, 'i here is much indigna tion among Greensboro cit zees and there is talk of a lynching. There were already three warrants out for Ryan and he was thought to have been in hiding in Randolph coun ty wben he sosuddenly appeared. JUMPED OUT OF A WINDOW. Janitor Turner Peddiford and John Outlaw Bound Over to Court. Mr. Frank C. Brown has a driver named Jobn Outlaw. John is a colored individual acd be has bis nom in tht second floor of the ouilding on siu'li side of Brown's warehouse. Sunda night, he says, Turner Peddiford, j in itor at the Municipal Building, and one of the Citrenbaum boys, came in bis room. John ordered tbem out when the janitor drew his pistol. This frightened Outlaw so that be jumped out of the front window to the side walk. Thernly injury he sustained was a slight cut on one foot, by a piece of glass. The parties who went in John's room claim that he drew a pistol too. They had him arrested and locked up, but Mr. Brown went on bis bond and Jobn was released yesterday morning. Peddiford and Outlaw appeared be fore the Mayor yesterday afternoon. Tbe former plead guilty to assault with deadly weapon, but tbe latter claimed he was not guilty. Both were bound over to the Superior Court. 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They are innlnsble when the atomsch Fills Is out of order; core headache, hlliooioeu, sad sU liver double. Hud sad efficient. cams. Wkeely Market Report. Winston N. C. Dec 9tb, 1897. TOBACCO MARKET- .Breaks are much larger, continue firm for all grades. Prices Lugs, common 13 00 to 5 00 to 6 00 to 10 00 to 12 00 to 18 00 to 4 00 to 7 00 to 4 00 7 00 8 00 12 00 15 00 20 00 6 00 10 00 14 00 18 00 18 00 25 00 40 0C 50 00 trood, Medium, Fine bright lugs Cutters,Common Fine, Common Leaf. Good Fin a. 1200 to Extra rlnp lpf 17 fliia-o maa,. Common wrappers, 15 00 to Medium, 20 00 to ?od 30 00 to me 45 00 to PRODUCE MARKET. BUYING PRICES Cabbage per hundred. Honey, Sorghum by the barrel Beeswax, Tallow, Dry hides, New feathers, extra good, Unwashed wool, good, Washed wool, good, Flax seed, Chickens, price Country meat, sides Country hams, Country shoulders E?gs, per dozen Pork, Corn, Clay Peas Colored Beans, White Peas " Beans, SELLING PRICES. Bulk meat, sides. Hams, canvass sqgar cured Salt, large fine Salt, small fine Salt, coarse Coffees Sugars Molasses, per-gallo Syrup 50j to 75 8 to 12 20 to 23 22 4 to 5 3 to f 35 to 40 16 to 20 24 to 27 75 10 to 15 7 to 8 10 to 11 7 to 8 10 to 12 4 to 5 45 to 50 50 to 60 70 to 75 60 to 65 75 to 1 00 hi to7i 12 to 15 1 40 50 to 56 50 12i to 25 4 to 6 25 to 40 20 to 40 Dont Read This, UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME OLD STAMPS, FOR IT WILL NOT INTEREST YOU. But if you have any Local, Confed erate or old U. S. Stamps, used before during or shortly after the War.it will he to your interest to look tbem up If you have any send them to us for examination and prices, or write for particulars with enclosed stamp. Twin-City Stamp Co., No. 10U, W. Fifth St., Winston, N. C. SALE FARMERS' WIJSTSTOK, usr. c, For MoQth of December, 1897 : FIRST SALE 3 Tuesdays, week. SECOND SALES Mondays, each week. WWe return you our thanks for the liberal trade received at your hands and we hope by oqj fair and impartial manner of doing business aud bv hard work bv ner son al nrl nnpnial fF.a f.u ii every pile of lobacco by our uniform good prices always received, and bp our first-class accommodations, both for yourself and stock, to merit not only a continuance, but an increase of the trade. Old friends, who iwmerijwm wnn us, are coming Daclc Home new customers are selling with us daily, both of which is very pleasing to us. We extend a cordiol invitat , J w liicocill, C1UU Wltn us, believing you would make no mistake by selling with us. A. B. GORRELL WOOD FORTUNE BROW IN, ROGERS & CO. MUll. t? 1. fold bj For sale in Won't Talk Away From Home. Mr. Horton Ilanea, of Surry county, has an 13-year-old son that is consid ered somewhat of a curiosity. His peculiarity is tbat be cannot be in duced by his father or any other person to say a word wben be is away from home. While with his parents he talks freely. The father says that wben his son was quite small a neigh bor teased him and tbe boy got mad and from tbat time he has refused to speak a word when away from home. Dummy Line to Marlenbad. Messrs. W. E. Franklin and T. B. Crawford are again considering tbe plan of building a dummy railroad line to Marienbad Springs. These gentlemen secured a right of way for the proposed road about two years ago, but they will have to get permis sion from tne uity fathers again The building of the hotel at tbe Springs will no doubt make a railroad line a paying investment. You can't measure a girl's love by its sighs. . You don't need any trap to catch the chicktn-pox. Winston Tobacco will cure well, have a bright, rich color and flavor, with good burning properties, if liberally supplied with a fertilizer con taining at least 10 actual Potash. in the form of sulphate. The quality of tobacco is im proved by that form of Potash. 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