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1 Mrs. Susan Hawkins, an aged negresa
living in Kentucky, was once owned by
i Senator Mills of Texas has struck
more oil on his property in that state,
and it is said that his latest strike is
richer than any of the previous ones.
1 J. H. Carroll, recently appointed oon
enl to Messina, Italy, is a descendant of
Charles Carroll of Carrollton and is
said to be the only one of the family
who was ever a Republican.
! Theodore Delyannis, the late prime
minister of Greece, was left penniless
while at school. He obtained a govern
ment clerkship and on a small salary
educated his two youDger brothers.
Alexander Milton Roes, the noted
scientist who died in Detroit, was a
compositor in New York when William
Oullen Bryant, then editor of The Post,
discovered his talent and became inter
ested in him.
Judge Gray, while officiating at a
marriage ceremony at Bowling Green,
Ky. , the other day, was so flustered by
the beauty of the bride that he asked
her if she would "solemnly promise to
love, support and protect this man."
The late General Bourbaki was once
urged by his friends to be a candidate
for the crown of Greece, to succeed King
Otho. "When a man," he wrote in re
ply, "has become a general of France,
he does not care to accept a second rata
Senator Mason, in speaking in Chi
cago of the United States senate a few
days ago, said : "The word 'parliament, '
you know, is derived from 'parley,' to
talk. I have often wondered why the
United States senate was called a senate
instead of a parliament or a 'talka
Professor Mahaffy was once traveling
in England, and in the same compart
ment with him was a melancholy gen
tleman dressed in black, who inquired
of Dr. Mahaffy, "Are you saved?"
'Yes," was the reply, "bat it was a
very narrow squeak, and I don't like
talking much about it. "
Austin Collaher, the old boyhood
friend of Abraham Lincoln, said recent
ly: "Abe always remained at the head
of his classes. His studious habits made
him a favorite with the teacher, which
caused a great deal of jealousy among
his classmates toward him, and, not be
ing generally liked anyhow, it made
him very unpopular. "
Fifty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett
Eaynes, who were the pioneers of Pa
ducah, Ky., and each of whom is more
than 90 years of age, planted a walnut
in the yard, from which sprung a tree.
It grew to be a large tree, and a year or
two ago was cut down and sawed into
timber. The lumber is now at the
Haynes home and is being saved to
make the coffins of the eccentric couple
when they die.
GIVING A PARTY.
die Project Seemed an Easy One, but It
We had come to the conclusion that
we ought to take our turn at giving a
party, so my wife and I sat down to fig
ure out whom we should invite.
"How about the Browns?" I asked.
"Oh, they never go anywhere 1" she
"Well, the Smiths?"
un, sai a sue, "tney matte me
tired I They think a party can't be given
unless they are invited. I'll show them
about that. No, we don't want them;
but there axe the Joneses."
"Not much," said L putting my foot
down flatly. "I won't have that woman
in my house. We'll drop them forth
with; but the Jenkinses might do."
"Oh, I wouldn't dare to invite them.
Their boy has the diphtheria and they
might bring it to our children. The
Whites, however" .-
"No; he owes me money and won't
pay. I won't have him around until he
does. Neither can we invite the Greens
for the opposite reason. It would be per
sonally too embarrassing. However, we
can ask the Blacks"
"Not much. She didn't invite me to
her party. We can't invite the Barlows
Without making enemies of the Wil-
fclnsea, and vice versa. The Williamses
won't go where they do not play cards,
nd the Tuppers where they do, and"
"We don't know another soul in
"Then I don't see how we can give a
farty at all."
"Neither do X" "
So we didn't.
How much easier it is to plan for
rdoe little poker party gentleman only 1
In the latter case yon merely invite
round the fellows yon know yon can
beat, blowing in $1 for crackers . and
cheese and beer, and milk them of all
their money. Give me a poker party
every time provided I do the inviting.
Tom Hall , in New York Sunday
World.-''; -' 'V - -;.v--
Working; For the People.
This is the com position of a Georgia
boy on the legislature:
. "The Georgia Legislature has Done
met. - My Pa was a Georgia legislator.
He says he worked Hard. I don't sup
pose they pay legislators anything, as
Pa always came home dead broke. Pa
says he was workin for the People.
wish the People would take c.p a sub
AS SHOWN IN FASHIONABLE DINING
ROOMS AND BEDROOMS.
Essentials of an Inexpensive, Well Rege
lated Room Devoted to Good Cheer.
The Sleeping; Apartment Marked by
Health, Comfort, Brightness and Beauty.
The decorations and furnishing of a
dining room are done at present on
broad, handsome lines as befits the im
portance of this room. There are no
dingy tones in draperies and wall hang-
MODERN DIKING ROOM.
lngs, but rich, beautiful colorings; no
unnecessary furniture, but an air oi
space, which cannot possibly be attained
if J;he room is crowded with pieces
which are not in the least requisite,
such as bookcases, writing tables and
sofas. It cannot serve the double pur
pose of dining room and sitting room
equally well, though m houses oi con
tracted dimensions there is sometimes
an attempt to do so.
Hard wood panehngs are delightful
for the walls; also painted pine may be
used with exceedingly good effect and is
especially to be recommended for a coun
try house. A very effective, simple room
can be carried out in the following fash
ion : A paneled pine dado, about four
feet in height, painted ivory, with the
walls above covered with a finely de
signed paper in a peculiarly soft shade
of red, which gives almost the effect of
a silk fabric The ceiling should be en
riched with a bold leather paper design.
If the windows are recessed, so much
the better, as they will permit a many
paned casement with rich stained glass
in the upper panels, the space below be
ing utilized for window seats.
The hardwood or stained floor should
be covered partially with a square of
carpeting in red and dark green, and
the window draperies should repeat
these colors in a silk and wool tapestry,
or, better still, in embroidered and ap
plique curtains, worked in the design
and colorings of the walls, which will
give a broader and more decosative ef
For the furniture there should be
sought high backed chairs in mahogany
or old oak effects (faithful copies of
some good old design) covered with red
stamped leather, an octagonal table and
a sideboard made in proportion to the
room, neither too large nor too smalL
Beyond these things a serving table,
which should be narrow and oblong
with handsome moldings, is all that is
essential to complete an orthodox, inex
pensive dining room.
The ideal bedroom is undoubtedly
that which is light and pleasant, with
soft toned hangings, unobtrusive, pretty
wall paper and sufficient furniture to
BEDROOM WITH FITTED FURNITURE.
give every necessary comfort while leav
ing plenty of space in which to move
about. Everything is done to make it
healthy and cheerful, with every com
fort the most exacting could wish.
Many bedrooms are furnished with
fitted furniture, which is by far the
most tasteful arrangement, turning awk
ward nooks and corners to artistic as
well as useful account, and at the same
time sensibly increasing the conven
ience of the room. The bed, dressing
table, washstand, wardrobe, writing
table, fireplace and bookshelves are all
fitted in such a way that a part of one
piece often goes to form part of another,
while the center of the floor is left per
fectly free. A walnut or cherry suit of
this description makes an elegant room,
while in quite a different style pine
painted white, with composition mount
ed panels, produces a charming result.
- Fancy designs in brooches come and
go, but diamond crescents, stars, bow
knots, horseshoes and flower-de-luce al
French women have discovered that
white veils best conceal the defects in
the complexion, so they don them early
in the morning now.
There is a fad for the clover leaf jew
elry. It is out in both gold and silver
mountings and is represented in scarf
pins, brooches, charms and buckles.
' The wavy puffed locks of the fashion
able coiffure are held in place by three
or four combs, joined together by tiny
gold chains and having tops more or less
-s-The demand for decorative hatpins k
met with an infinite variety of fancy
designs which employ in their enrich
ment colored enamels and semiprecious
tones of pleasing hues. . .
Straw col ired cameo glass makes ideal
vases for flowers.
Belts quite out of the ordinary show
a combination of colored leather and cut
With other dainty accessories for the
"house beautiful" are paintings on
ivory, in gilt frames, of the Louis
A novelty in silver knickknacks is a
little flat reel on which to wind dental
floss. It is designed to carry in one's
pocket ox purse."
, Decorated porcelain is introduced with
charming effect for the backs of brushes
and hand mirrors. The mountings are
silver or silver gilt Jewelers' Circular.
Glrla ttiuioot w nee is.
"The bicycle has put a premium on
female servants, " said the proprietor of
an intelligence office uptown, "for now
it is more difficult to get a good maid
servant than it ever was before. People
who come here to engage servants are
particular in stating that they will pay
high wages to a girl who does not ride
a wheel." A good girl who, hasn't
wheels can command a salary of " f 50
per. New York Cor. Pittsburg Dis
patch. ' "" "" '
ETIQUETTE OF TODAY.
Roles Laid Down For the Observance of
The amount of chaperonage required
by an engaged couple depends in a great
measure upon the length of the engage
ment If the time between the an
nouncement of the affair and the mar
riage is a very short one, strict rules da
not greatly relax. Should it continuo
for a long period the fiances are allowed
to settle down into a kind of jog trot
intimacy, habit accustoming people to
see them about everywhere together,
and no remark is made about it They
visit each other's relatives and are al
lowed to enjoy each other's society with1
out the restrictions which would still be
in force were the engagement a matter
of days or weeks rather than of months.
At any public place of amusement, of
course, the presence of a chaperon is a
necessity, but the engaged couple may
walk or ride or cycle together, he may
constantly be at her parents' house, and
they may see each other without inter
ruption. When they dine at the same
house, they are sent into dinner togeth
er, and they may dance together at a
ball as often as they like. There ia
a certain consideration ior otners nec
essary to the engaged and too often over
looked by them as one of their duties.
To dance exclusively together and to
sit out in corners when they snould be
contributing to the general entertain
ment is in . very bad taste. Anything
that renders an engaged couple conspic
uous or forces their sentiments toward
each other under the eyes of the general
public should be carefully avoided.
As soon as the parents of the girl
have given their consent to an engage
ment the fiance should at once make his
own relatives aware of the fact, and the
next step is theirs. If they are near
enough to do so, they should at once
call on the bride elect and her people,
offering their congratulations and wel
coming her into their family. Should
they live at a distance, they should lose
no time in writing to the same effect
and as soon as possible they should in
vite her to come and make them a visit
She must answer their letters with equal
cordiality and, together with her par
ents, return their calL After the en
gagement has thus been ratified by both
sides there should be as little delay as
possible in announcing it to the connec
tions and friends of both sides. The
girl's mother takes the first step in these
matters. An announcement in the pa
pers tells the general public of the event
During the engagement a certain
amount of tact is often needed to steer
a fair course between the claims of the
families on each side. Wise parents
will recognize the fact tnat it is the
bride elect and her people who come
first under these circumstances and who
have a right to expect the first consider
ation. All arrangements are theirs to
make by rights, and it is only natural
that the bridegroom's people, though
courtesy is due to them, should occupy
somewhat of a position in the back
ground at this particular time. To ob
ject to what is usual would be very ab
surd and injudicious.
When the wedding arrangements are
being made, the bridegroom's people
should be the first to be made acquaint
ed with them. The bride elect should
ask his sisters, or failing those his cous
ins, to act as bridesmaids with her own
sisters or girl friends, and all his rela
tives should be made to feel that they
are the chief guests of the occasion.
They should be informed of arrange
ments and consulted on any minor
points in which their taste or preference
may have a voice These little details
are trifles in themselves, but show cour
tesy of feeling and are likely to have a
good effect in cementing the relations
between both families.
THE CARE OF THE WHEEL
An English Journal Gives Good Advice ta
The following good advice to ama
teurs as to keeping their wheels in order
is. reproduced from an English journal :
When making your weekly inspection,
do not overlook testing all nuts, bolts
and screws, and this should also be done
before each long ride, for the- loss of a
single nut may cause a walk of many
miles or a return trip by train.
Use a good wrench with square jaws,
and as quickly as the jaws become worn
or mutilated throw the wrench away
and get a new one. Otherwise you will
destroy the corners of the nuts until
they cannot be securely tightened Lock
all nuts and bolts firmly and with grad-
-ual pressure, but don't use your full
strength, as they will surely twist apart
Keep the enamel free from mud and dirt
and the nickeled parts from rust, and
your bicycle will look fresh and new
until it wears out
Lack of cleaning will make a machine
dingy and old looking in a short time.
Ordinary furniture polish will keep a
luster on the enamel and will also
brighten up an old finish, dull from
neglect For the nickeled parts use puta
pomade, powdered pumice and water,
whiting or any of the standard polishes.
The best way to remove rust is with
cold water, cotton waste and plenty of
Always wipe a machine dry and pol
ish the parts after riding in rain or fog.
Unless you thoroughly understand tak
ing your wheel to pieces and restoring
the - parts properly let a repair man do
the job the first time and watch the
operation, so that you can do it in the
The bearings should be removed and
cleaned after each 600 miles, or, say,
once a month Soak the coues and balls
in benzine and then wipe dry Do not
use kerosene for cleaning purposes un
der any circumstances It does uot evap
orate. It causes rust, and once in the
bearings it will cut them out like fine
When the balls are placed back in the
races, apply several drops of oil before
tightening each cone. . If you find any
worn or broken cones, balls or races,
have them replaced at once.
THE SWIFT CYCLISTS.
Teddy Hale, the champion long dis
tance rider, intends to return to this
John S. Johnson and Arthur Gardi
ner are training at Atlanta and are de
sirous of .arranging matches with Mi
Chase, the English bicyclist, beat the
100 mile road record, covering that dis
tance in 4 hours, 16 minutes and 85
- Earl W. Pea body has beaten Zimmer
man's record of 103 first prizes in one
season by one prize. He has also secur
ed many second and third prizes.
The remarkable time of 1 minute 22
1-6 seconds for a mile was recently
made by Charles T. Earl of the Kings
County wheelmen in a private trial.
Arthur Gardiner is training for a shy
at some of the 'records held by Jimmy
Michael : He says he can ride a mile
better than I minute 85 3-6 seconds, but
it is doubted. ii.
The dream of Jimmy Michael's life
is to become either a famous jockey and
to ride the horses of Michael Dwyer or
else to become famous in the prize ring
as a featherweight pugilist.
Stained glass effe
Made at Home With Potty, White
and Bits of Glass.
Beautiful stained glass effects can be
obtained nt au extremely low cost with
the help of simple materials, a few tools
and a little good taste and mechanical
ingenuity. The materials required are
putty, white lead and bits of glass and
broken china. The Omaha Bee, which
describes the process, says that the one
tool necessary to work properly with is
a first class diamond pointed glass cut
ter, with nippers at the -side to break
the glass after making the incision.
Following are the directions given in
the journal quoted :
The window to be filled in should first
have a pane of clear glass inserted as a
protecting basis upon which to work
Measure this accurately and cut a paper
the exact size. On the paper draw a de
sign in charcoal. Duplicate this paper
and cut out' each poition of the design
representing the bits of glass. In a mo
saic window this is only necessary for
the figure which forms the central mo
tive around which the irregular mosaic
pieces are grouped almost at haphazard.
Bibbons are about the easiest things to
insert in such a window, but, whatever
the design, it should be white or some
rather opaque glass, so it will stand out
in bold relief from the varied colors and
chapes surrounding it. When the bits of
paper corresponding to the design are
cut, lay them on the wrong side of the
glass to be cut and mark the pattern
With a piece of soap
A pretty design for bits of mosaio
may be obtained by taking a large piece
of glass and giving it one quick blow in
the center, thus causing cracks to radi
ate therefrom, producing a sort of star
like formation. Jewels may also be
made from thick chunks of glass by
hammering them into irregular shapes
of the desired size, but the ready made
jewels can be bought at any glass man
When the glass is ready to put in
place, lay the paper design under the
glass already in the window frame,
which, of course, has been removed and
laid flat on a tabla Then group the
pieces corresponding to the design over
the latter and work in the background
to fit This should be in as large pieces
as possible, in vertical lines, or brick
like divisions. Around each window
VINE PATTERN FOR STAINED GLASS.
Bhould be a border one inch wide and
cut in lengths of perhaps four to five
inches, which gives character to the
edge and framas in the design with bet
ter effect. This border should also be
laid in place first
When the pieces to be fastened down
are laid in place, the leading begins.
This is done with a mixture of putty
and white lead, about the same consist
ency as the former when used for put
ting in window panes. In fact, the
drier it is the better, as great care must
be taken not to let the oil ooze out be
tween the bits of glass and the founda
tion pane. Only the best linseed oil ob
tained from a painter should be used in
this work; common oil will not da
Short lengths of putty should be rolled
out about the size of an earthworm and
pressed into place between the bits of
glass. Then when a certain portion has
been cemented it should be allowed to
dry for three or four days before con
tinuing the process, as the pieces some
times slip if handled too soon. Care
should be taken in cutting to fit them
as perfectly as possible, but if there be
any variation let the pieces be rather
small than otherwise, as the putty will
fill up the little spaces between the
edges. When all is complete, it will be
quite like the real leaded glass, but if
desired the putty may be painted a
There are many receipts for the mak
ing of gingerbread, yet the principal
ingredients and methods are very much
the same. Good materials must be used
in its manufacture as well as exact
measure in compounding it to insure
perfect results. The cc in pound must be
left very soft kneaded only just enough
to keep it from sticking to a well flour
ed board, baked in a brisk oven. The
so called Nantucket gingerbread is made
as follows :
A cupful each of sugar and molasses,
a cupful of butter, 2 eggs, a tea
spoonful of soda dissolved in a half cup
ful of warm water, a teaspoonful of
salt and the same of ginger. Stir in
flour and knead as little as possible
Boll in thin sheets and bake in a brisk
Baked squash is not often seen upon
the up to date menu, but it is one of
the best ways of cooking this winter
vegetable The squash is cut into pieces
of the size desired and then peeled and
the seeds and soft part removed. It re
quires from 1 to hours to baka
Eaten hot with butter and seasoning, it
is a good substitute for sweet potatoes.
Winter squash can also be baked by
cutting it into halves and removing the
seeds and soft part, then turning the
cut side down in a pan to bake. When
it Is dona sorape the vegetable from the
shell and season ph nrifully with butter.
salt and popper. t$ :u'sh is drier when
baked, and ihut is tht - eason this meth
od of cookin.3 13 the beet
Thi; Season's Gloves. -
Suedes and noft fini-ui I leather gloves
represent tin- iikhIc for this season. For
street wear they are selected to match
the suit wlun this is practicable. For
formal occasions suede gloves only are
worn. The pearl, white, yellow and
mole colors lead for dressy occasions.
Eveuing gloves are longer than isual
and are worn more wrinkled than for
merly. Fruits of Experience.
"Yon don't seem to be much of a
"No. I am sleeping In a hall bed
room without any heat in it " Chica
go Record. .
From Jest to Earnest. .
Photographer's Tout 'Ave yer pho
tograph took, my lord? -
Wag No, we're too ugly. ; .
Photographer's Tout Many a true
jrqrd spoke in jest, ma tea fiff-f
fiON. RdMtiLtft 2 LINNEY.
Amn d. r""tirtimius;s Describe the
Congressman from "DeAte."
Amos J. Cummings, in Charlotte Observer.
A figure equally as picturesque
on the Republican fide of the cham
ber ia that of Romulus- Z Linney, of
North Carolina. He is an old-time
country lawyer, fresh Irom the moun
tains, and he carries the breezes of
the mountains with him. He looks
like a Virginian of the time of Pat
rick Hnry. With Roman features,
ruddy face, and long, curling, iron
gray locks, be personifies intellectual
ability and physical vigor. Aroused
in debate, he reminds you of Judge
Baldwin's delineations of old fash
ioned lawyers in the 'Flush Times of
Alnbania." Quaint, incisive, discur
sive, apt, antique, nmque, and per
sistently original, he tears the House
up by the roots whenever he ad
dresses it. It resembles a cirens in a
town off the railroad.
Warming with his argument, the
mouotaiueer Congressman is bathed
in perspiration. His shirt collar
wilts, and his wrist-bands melt. In
hits gesticulations he swabs his face
with his pocket handkerchief, adding
emphaeid to his argument by the
very swabbing. Uis words well to
his bps seemingly unbidden, and are
ottered with rapidity and precision.
There are thunderstorms and vivid
flashes of lightning in his speeches,
but eolt tropical skies and golden
sunset follow them. Anon the at
mosphere iairridescent with sarcasm.
Ue throws pictures upon the clouds,
pictures that recall the pencil of
Hogarth. Finally, he winds up with
terse and masterly summing up,
topping it off with a quotation from
nt her Shakespeare or the Bible,
gathers up his papers, and resumes
bis seat. hen the spell is broken.
Members flock about him in con
gratulation, and the House regains
Let Us Stop to Think:.
Let us stop to think of the good
bye kiss. Better miss a car than
leave a heart-ache.
Let us stop to think of the children.
We, too, were children once and
loved to be remembered.
Let us stop to think of the aged.
For us. too the evening shadows will
close at length and we shall, per
chance be left at desolate hearth
stones. We will need to be remem
Let ua stop to think of the strang
er. We, too, have been alone and
needed the touch of the kindly hand
upon our lives, and many a life has
gone out in the blackness of dark
ness for the lack of such a touch as
any one of us might have given.
Let us stop and think of God and
the future. At best the time is short
and the end is near. And when it
shall come, blessed will be he to
whom the entrance upon another life
will be but the realization of dear and
familiar dreams, the consummation
of a lifetime of longings. Let us stop
to thins:, it there be any virtue. If
there be any praise, let us stop to
think upon these things.
People are never satisfied with a
high bread baker.
The parlor is the most frequented
of all court rooms.
Discipline is the harness whereby
heavy loads are easily drawn.
Every bad act is a knot on the
thread of life.
Silent genius is heard quicker than
The right kind of a book for the
table is one full of plates.
It is impossible to agree with most
people unless you disagree with
Young man, remember Jonah, and
never allow anything to keep you
Mr Depew's versatility enables
him to go from optomism to pessim
ism without a change of costume.
An English clergyman classes foot
ball among the devices of the devil.
It is certainly hot enough. Cincin
nati Commercial Tribune.
Devotees of the gridiron are fond
of praising the hardest kicker.
What's the matter with the mule?
Florida Times Union and Citizen.
Surely they have read Mark Han
na's history to no purpose who fear
be will let the three doubtful ones in
the legislature get away from him.
lbere may be no danger of a rup
ture between the united States and
Spain, bnt the war preparations of
both countries give the goddess of
peace a sort of chill. Houston Post.
Senator Mason, in speaking in
Chicago of the United States senate,
a few days ago, said: "The word
'parliament," you know, is derived
from the word 'parley,' to talk.
have often wondered why the United
States senate was called a senate in
stead of a parliament, or a 'talka
An educational qualification is in
order in North Carolina. It all
voters must be able to read and
write it will stimulate the education
al movement, and cause the whites
to be as active in education as the
negroes. The negro illiterates are
thought to outnumber the whites by
some 19,000. It is really highly
discreditable to North Carolina that
in A. D. 1897, there are 48,000 white
electors who can not read their bal
lots. There have been common
schools in North Carolina from about
1846 fifty one years ago. "With
this lower state education It seems
that nearly 50,000 voters have eith
er refused or neglected to avail them
selves of the opportunities and ad
vantages offered. Let us have an
educational test. In New England
there is such a test or qualification
as there is in Mississippi and possibly
another southern state. Georgia
will have one and North Carolina
should have one.
"The Rebel Tell."
J. W. Duboee, in Birmingham Age-Herald.
Do you really comprehend the
"rebel yell?" It was the cry of the
only great army the world ever
mustered where each man came out
to take his place from a home he
owned La fee simple. It was the one
message in one tongue, sent back
npon generous breezes from the ad
vancing host to mother, and sister,
to wife and babe : "I am here; grim
peril runs riot before me; ravenous
death leaps and laughs above and
around me. I am here between home
and Lincoln 1" The rebel yell was
the sublimeet Americanism that ever
was born. It was the one democracy
that will never die here in tbe land of
IN FAVOR OF RAILROAD.
Brought by Mrs. Fulp
Against R & S.
The jury in the suit brought by Mrs
Fulp attainst the Roanoke & Southern
Railway, for killing her sou, decided
all f the issues in favor of the Rail
road Company. It was late Saturday
evening when the jury came inand rt-
ported its decision. The issues and
answers are as follows :
1st Did defendant Company fail to
sound the whistle for the crossing ?
2nd Did defendant Company fail to
keep a proper lookout? Answer, no.
3rd Was plaintiff's intestate negli
4th. Was defendant's failure to
sound the whistle for the crossing a
proximate cause of tbe death of plain
tiff's intestate ? No.
5ib. Was defendant's failure to
keep a proper lookout a proximate
cause of the death of plaintiff's intes
tate ? No.
6th. What amount, of damage is
plaintiff entitled to recover? Noth
ing. There was but ooe issue in the suit
brought by the Eastern Buiidiog &
Loan Association, of Syracuse, 'N. Y ,
against Maj. J. W. McCurry. It was
this: "Is defendant indebted to
plaintiff and If so in what sum?1' The
answer was in favor of the plaintiff,
the amount being about $400.
ORDER BY THE COURT.
Judge Starbuck made the following
order Friday, which explains itself :
This cause coming on to be heard
before His Honor, H. R. Starbuck, it
is by consent of the counsel for the
plaintiff and defendant ordered that
tbe restraining orders heretofore is
sued by him in this causedo not apply
to the report of tbe sale of the J. W.
Alspaugn plantation to C. P.Love and
that Lindsay Patterson and Clement
Manly, Commissioners, are authorized
to proceed to receive the money and
execute tbe deed in conformity with
the sale of tbe said laud as they are
authorized to do in the order ap
pointing in em commissioners and
said Commissioners shall hold the
purchase money as real estate until
the end of this suit and tbis order
shall be without pre judice except as
herein above stated.
TOM SETIIjK TALKS.
He Saya Russell is Running Thing
on Populist Jjlnea.
Republican party is going
through a crucial
stage just now in
our estate, said ex Representative
Thomas Settle to a Post reporter at
the bnoreham. "the situation is in
deed critical, and calls for the wisest
action on tne part ot ail who are
interested in the future welfare of the
party, the very existence of which is
In the first place, our Governor.
who was elected as a Republican, has
formed an alliance with outside
elements, and ia running things on
purely Populistic lines, using the
patronage at bis disposal and all the
prestige of his office to the detriment
of the party that put him in power
tie nas gone so tar tnat he can no
longer be classed as a Republican,
and all his efforts are now in the line
of solidifying himself with his Popn
listic supporters. The effect of the
civil service law, too, is prejudicial to
the Republicans. There are 2,000
deputy collectors ot internal revenue
in the State, and they are all Demo
crats, protected by the statute.
That they will all use their places to
promote the interests of their own
party when the occasion arises is an
assertion that demonstrates its own
"Again, in the matter of dispensing
Federal positions, the central part of
the state, which contributed so
largely to Republican success, has
been ignored. The offices have gone
to other localities for some reason or
other, and considerable dissatisfac
tion has been the result. Great
danger lies ahead in a probable
change ot the election laws. With
Democratic return to power in the
State, the present laws insuring an
honest ballot and fair count will
doubtless be over-turned. Looking
thd whole field over, the situation is
not bright for us. We may manage
to pull out, but there mast be a radl
cal change. At present the party is
sadly demoralized, and to all but the
ultra sanguine the future holds out
but little hope."
be Averted by Using the Means
"It is manifest," says Mr. Mi Kin-
ley, "that we must devise some plan
to protect the government pgainst
bond issues for repeated redemp
tions.' The plan was devised while
Mr. McKinley was in congress, and
he helped devise it. It was a very
good plan until Mr. Cleveland delib
erately violated the law. That plan
Mr. McKinley may see written on the
face of every bond and obligation
issued by the government, except the
silver certificates. These obligations
are redeemable in coin gold or silver
and not in gold alone. There was
never any hint from any quarter
that the bonds and demand obliga
tions of tbe government were re
deemable in gold until Mr. Cleveland
turned the treasury over to the cold
syndicate to be looted. From 1879
wken specie payments not gold pay
meats were resumed, to 1893,
period oi fourteen years, there were
no raids on the treasury.no demands
that the government should supply
gold for export.
Why? Because the international
bankers well knew that such a de
mand would be refused. A threat of
that sort was made when Cleveland
was first elected, but he had for his
secretary of tbe treasury Mr. Mann
ing, of New York, who gave the
plunderers to understand that the
first demand for gold for export
would be met by silver payments.
The result was that the banks not
only furnished the gold themselves,
but began to pay it into the treasury
in exchange for greenbacks. They
refused to monkey with the Manning
Means Btncb for Winston.
The announcement in this morn
ing's dispatches that the Seaboard
Ar Line has acquired control of the
Gape Fear & Yadkin Valley is an im
portant one. Tbe last named is the
longest railroad in the State about
275 miles running from the moun
tains to the sea. Its passing into
the hands of a fairly strong system
means a good deal to Greensboro,
for instance, and to Winston, the
latter of which places has connection
with it over the Norfolk & Western.
Railroad competition does not
always mean what it seems to. Com
petitive lines, at Charlotte, we will
say, maintain rates by force of law,
whether they would cut or not; bnt
there are many advantages in hav
ing this competition, whether its
effects are apparent on the surface or
not, and every junction point is
entitled to be congratulated.
BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION.
I It Decides Not to Interfere la the ,
Whilsett Controversy. j
Oxford, Dec. 10. Dr. Robertson, of !
Louisville, conducted devotional exer- j
cises this morning.
A resolution was introduced calling
upon the trustees of the Seminary at
Louisville to depose Dr. Wbitsett
from the presidency. A substitute
wa9 offered which, after several
speeches. wa9 adopted by a vote of 88
to 77 Everything passed off quietly.
Here is the resolution Anally passed :
"In view of all the circumstances in
volved in the Whitsett controversy,
we think it best for this Convention
to take no action."
This places North Carolina Baptists
in the line with those of Virginia,
South Carolina and some other States.
Duritig the afternoon intermission,
the Convention visited the Orphan
Asylum, where a delightful pro
gramme, consisting of songs, recita
tions and addresses, was rendered.
Tonight the tiist topic considered
was: "Our History and Historical
Papers." Stirring speeches were
made by Dr. Walter bikes. Secretary
White, Dr. Huffaam, who is promi
nent as a Baptist historian, and Mr.
A. M. Fittman.
Three Bank Receivers.
a. speciaL rrom fflorganton says
there are three receivers of the Pied-
moot bank, which failed a few days
ago. The Governor and Treasurer
bad Judge Robinson to apnointl
Cowles, of Statesville, a well known
Republican politician Judge Hoke
appointed E. S Walton, who has
given bond. Judge Green has ap
pointed I. I. Davis. All these ap
pointments are temporary, and the
question or appointing a permanent
receiver will he decided by Judge
Ureen on the loth or tbts month.
Without Shoes or Hat.
Dick Tucker, an old colored
who is evidently Insane, was found in
tne courthouse Saturday mornioi;
shoeless and natless The old man
stated that his nephew, John Tucker,
ran blm away from home, which Is be
yond the poor-house, last mtrht, and
be walked to town bareheaded and
in his stockicg feet. Dick says the
reason his nephew treated him this
way is because he reported John and
some other parties for misconduct at
Oak Grove church.
Stamp Sales Tobacco Shipments,
Tbe stamp sales at the Winston
office last week ran as follows:
Monday $ 2,920 92
Tuesday 2.049 42
Wednesday 1,877 85
Thursday 1,793 46
Friday z 408 97
Saturday 1,822 65
Total 12,873 2T
The shipments of manufactured to
bacco during the wtck atrtr related
The Poles Will Remain.
The Fries Power and Development
Co. will not have to move the poles
alontf tbe Mocksville railroad to the
Yadkin river, as it was notified to do
a lew wr eks ago Mr. 11 E Pries has
arranged with the railroad people to
let tbe poles remain. Tbis will be
quite a saving to the gentlemen who
are behind tbe "harness" enterprise
The Yellow Book.
bithel Why does lightning never
strike twice in the same place?
Dick Can't find the place.
mother who with
her mantle de
fended the body
oi her child Irom
birds of prey
a perfect type of
all times and
among all peo
ple. To protect
from harm is the
instinct of moth
ers are coming to
the best protec
tion they can
give their chil
dren against the
p r e v I n g acci
dents of life is to transmit to them an
abundance of natural health and hardihood.
But a mother cannot confer health and
strength upon her offspring unless she has
it in some measure herself
Prospective mothers should know that
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a sci
entific medicine, which gives perfect health
and strength to the special organs con
cerned in motherhood.
Taken early during the expectant time, it
makes the coniingr oi baby entirely sale ana
nearly painless. It insures cheer fulness
and recuperative energy to the mother and
constitutional vicor to the child.
It is the only perfect and positive specific
for all weaknesses and diseases of the femi
Mrs. F. H. Forgey. of Cams. Keyapaha Co.,
Neb., writes: I write to vou again concerning
mu Hamriher. Mrs. U. .":lliiiirs. She has taken
two bottles of 'Favorite Prescription.' She
l,inlr thf TTlPtlit-i 11- lliH llfT Ti WrUi of ITOod.
shr was confined the isth of February. Was sick
but a short time and has a 10 pound tlniitjhter.
n uWinr nirlv afterward. Ijooks lrood. com
plexion looki Uear, and she says she never lelt
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That is tbe right kind of advertising the
steady, judfejous sort when you have
something the people want. Tell the story
in a plain,direct, business-like way, and keep
on telling it until you have interested them.
By Properly Utilizing
The Advertising Columns
You can do this. Now is the time to begin.
Get an early start for the Beacon's trade.
Tell what you are doins and why you are
It Will Pay You.
Time tests the merits of all things and
' . stamps its approval or disapproval. The
stamp of approval has beengiven this paper
as a valuable advertising medium. If you
want the patronage of the people, make
your wants known
TUrouontHe Medium mat ReaGlies tnt- people.
' 1 ;i
A Question of Sex.
"Excuse me," said a man reported
by the Troy rimes, "if I seem to be a
little impertineot, bnt my curiosity
has got so much the best of me that
I must venture a question."
"What is it?"
"Are you a gentleman going golf
ing or a lady going cycling?"
and the most
word in the
English language and the one about
which the mot tender and holy recol
lections cluster is that of Mother she
who watched our tender years; yet tbe
life of every Expectant Mother is beset
so assists Nature in tbe change taking
place that the Mother is enabled to
look forward without dread or gloomy
ioreDouings to tne nour wnen sue ex
periences the the joy of Motherhood.
Its use insures safety to the lives of
both Mother and Child, and she is left
stronger after than before confinement.
Sent by Mail, on receipt of price, f 1.00 per bot
tle. Book to Expectant Mother " will be mail.
ed free on request, to any lady, containing val
uaoie imormaiion ana voluntary teaumoniaia.
Tie Bradfield Begalator C, Atlamta, 6a.
OLD BY ALL DRUQGISTS.
Benbow Si Hall,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
WINSTON, N. C.
Will prnctice in the State and Federal
courts. Prompt attention will be given to
f-e collection of claims. Omce, 2d floor
Jacobs & Lemly Block.
C&PE FE1R & mm YALLKY BY.
SCHEDDLB IN EFFECT MAY 30TH,,1897.
TRAINS LEAVE GREENSBORO.
12.15 p. m. DAILY Arrive a' Ore Hill 1 48
pm; saniord, 2 36; Fayettevule,
4 00 p m; Red Springs, 6 Al p m;
Maxti.n, 6 11 p m; Bennettsville.
715 p m; Wilmington, 4 30 pm;
Ocean View, 6 pm; Caolina
Beach, 6 30 pm; Southern Pines,
5 65 p m; Athens, 3 45 a m; Atlan
ta, 6 20 a m: Chattanooga, 1 30 p
m; Nashville, 6 55 pm; Florence,
7 35 p m; Sumpter 9 15 p m; Col
umbia, 10 35 p m; Charleston,
10 50 p m: Savannah. 2 40 a m.
9.35 a m DAILY (except Sunday) arrives
at Stokesdale, 10 47 p m: Madison,
3.15 pm DAILY (except Sunday) Arrives
at i-iimai, 4 18 p m; Kamseur;
4.30 p m DAILY Arrives at Walnut Cove,
5 47 pm; 1'ilot Mountain, 6 58 p
m; Mt Airy, 7 45 pm.
TRAINS ARRIVE GREESBORO.
11.55 a m DAILY From Mt Airy. Pilot
Mountain and Walnut Cove.
9.17 a m DAILY (except Sunday) From
Rnniaeur and Climax.
2.45 p m DAILY (except Sunday) From
Madison and Stokesdale.
4.20 p m DAILY From Ocean View, Caro
lina Beach. Wilmington, Fayette
ville, lied Spring, Maxton. Ben
nettsvHe, Savannah, Charleston,
Columbia, Sumter, Florence, San
ford, Nashville, Chattanooga, At
lanta, Athens, Southern Tines,
Ban ford and Ore Hill.
W. E. KYLE,
J. W. Fkv, Gen'l Pass. Agt
Union Teachers' Association
KKV. L. D. 1IASS, D. D.. MANAGIH.
Pittsburg, Pa.: Toronto, Canada: New Or
loans, L.a,; New York, N. Y.; Washington,
U. C; Sun Francisco, aL; Chicago, 111.; St
Louis. Mo., and Denver. Colorado.
There are thousand of positions to be filled
in the next few months.
Address all applications to Union Tea behb
auenciks. Saltsourg, la.
An order for 1,000 lbs. of good country
hams and 200 lbs. good country sides. Must
be free from skippers. Have other orders
for 1,000 bushels of oats, 100 bushels of
white corn and 800 bushels of wheat. Wll
buy meat in any quantity, from one plec
up. All pavable in goods and fertilizers.
1. A. KU tiH. KHUN,
N. U. Medea ris, Manager.
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be the means of calling the
attention of a good many
people- to the merits of a
particular article or Jine c f
poods which you have to
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in applying printing ink.
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