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$ Newspaper tor the people. ( $ Devoted to the farming in- Q tj) terests and to the industri- (j) $ al development of Pied- (! $ mont North Carolina. $i 0 The Sentinel circu-Q 0 lates throughout Piedmont 5 0 and Northvestern Carolina 6 $ and has superior m this Q a desirable ad- A fi) section $ vertisirj medium. X A. SEWST AID TECSrWOBTHI FaNILT HEWNPAPEK FOB IOBTH CAKOLIHA PEOPLE, IH THE STATE AND OCT OF IT. H. WHITAKEn, Jr., Kdltar and Hm((r l.OO FEB TEAR IK ADTAHCS VOL.XLI. NO, 33. WINSTON-SAIiEM, N, C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1897. Price 5 cents A PRETTY BABY GIRL. DIED FROM A CAT BITE TWO FOR THIS STATE. MAD DOG SENSATION.! GAGE CURRENCY BILL. WAS A BIG OCCASION. DOINGS OF THE GRADED SCHOOL CONCRESS. Royal wakes the food pure, wholesome and dcllclouM. With Hood's Sarsapa- Kni rilla," Sales Talk," and 11 S) I - show that this medi- U C I L k cine has enjoyed public confidence and patronage to a greater extent than accord ed any other proprietary medicine. This Is simply because it possesses greater merit and produces greater cures than any other. It Is not what we say, bat what Hood's Sarsaparilla does, that tells the story. All advertisements of Hood's omainruia, iiite nooa's sarsaparilla it self, are honest. We have never deceived the public, and this with its superlative medicinal merit, is why the people have abiding confidence in it, and buy KteodT Sarsaparilla Almost to the exclusion of all others. Try It. Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. ww , , ri-ii are the only pills to take rlOOU S PUIS with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Southern Railway PIEDWONT AIRLINE. Condensed Schedule IN EFFECT DEC. 15th, 1895. r Daily connections at Greensboro for all points North, South and east of Greensboro At Salisbury for all points in Western North Carolina, Knozville, Tenn., Cincinnati and Western points. At Charlotte for Spartanburg, Greenville, Athens, Atlanta and all points South. Trains Leave Whistcc-Salem. 6.20 k M DAILY Connects at Durham for Oxford and Clarks vllle: at Selma for Fayetteville and interme diate stations on the Wilson 4. Fayetteville Short Cut. and tor Wilson Hocky Mount, Tar boro, and for stations on the Norfolk Sl Caro lina Railroad . A t uoldsboro for Newbern and Morehead City daily except Sunday, For Wilmington and intermediate stations on the Wilmington A Weldon Railroad daily. 5.20 f M DAILY Connects at Greensboro with the Washington and Southwestern Vestibuled (Liro'ed,) rnd the New York and Florida short Lint (limited) train for all points South and with main line train No. 12 for Danville and Richmond and all Intermediat local stations for Raleigh and points east of Greensboro, and with main line train No. 35 fast mail for Charlotte, spartan burg, Greenville, Atlanta and all points South, lso Columbia, Aug-usta, Charloote, Savannah, Jacksonville and all points in Florida. Sleep- ng car for Atlanta ana Jacksonville and at Jharlotte with Sleeping car for Augusta and Jacksonville. H0.30 A M DAILY (Except Sunday) Connects at Greensboro tor all p inls Ncrtl als Raleigh and Goldsboro Trains Arrive at Winstcn-Salern. 9.45 A M DAILY From New York, Washington, Richmond Lynchburg, Danville and Raleigh. I:30 P. Ma DAILY. (Except Sunday) From Atlanta, Charlotte, and all points South, Goldsboro Raleigh, and intermediate points 8:50 P. M. DAILY. From New York. Washington and Danville all points North Raleich and Go'dsboro. Bttaeen Itaston-Salem nd WiMfccro Passenger train No. 6 leaves Winston-Salem 10a. m. daily except Sunday, arrives atWilkes boro 1:15pm. Mixed train No 57 leaves Win Bton-Salem 140 p m Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, arrives at Wilkasboro 7:50 p m. Passenger train No 10 leaves Wilkesboro S4M) p m, arrives at Winston-Salem at 6. 10 p m Mlxed train No. 56 leaves W ilkesboro 8am Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays, arrives at Winston-Salem 3:45 p m. Between Winston-Salem and MocksYflle. Train No 65 leaves Winston-Salem 5:30 p m arrives Mocksville 7:50 p m. Train No 64 leaves Mocksville Bam arrives Winston-Salem 4:35 a m. W. H. GREEN, J. M. GULP Gen'l Sup't. . Traffic M'g'r" W. A. TURK Gen'l Pass. Agent. Eor further Information in regard to rates tickets, baggage checks etc.. apply to CHARLES BUFORD, Ticket Agent. AN OLD DOCTOR'S FAVORITE. Dr. L. M. Gillam, who practiced medicine over forty years, originated, used and claimed that Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) which has now been in nse about fifty-five years, was the best Blood Purifier ever given to the world. It never fails to cure the most malignant ulcers, sores, rheumatism, ca tarrh, and all skin and blood diseases. Be ware of substitutes. Use this standard rem edy. Price per large bottle, $1.00. AFTZB SEVERAL DOCTORS FAILED. I have been afflicted with Catarrh for sev eral years, although all sorts of medicines and several doctors did their best to cure me. My blood was very impure, and noth ing had any effect upon the disease until I - risen that great Blood Remedy known as Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.), a few bot tles of which effected on entire cure. I rec ommend it to all who have Catarrh. I refer to any merchant or banker of Athens, Ga., and will reply to any inquirizs. ! B. B. Sattltkb. For sale by druggisis. fmViIWWestem iJM Schedule in Effect Dec. Bth. 1807. WINSTON-SALEM DIVISION Leave WIcs- .' ton-Salem 8 30 a m. cauy except sunaay Arrive Roanoke 1.20 p. m. 7:60 a m. (mixed) daily exoept Sunday, for Roanoke and intermeaiate points Arrive Roanoke 6:40d. m. Leave Roanoke 7:30 a. m. (mixed) dally except Sunday, Arrive w mston-aaiem o:w p.iii Leave Roanoke 4:25 p. m. daily except Sunday a Roam Arrive w lnston-saiem v:ia p. m. WBSTBOUVD. UATI BOAROKB DAILY. 5:40 a. m. (Vestibuled Limited) for Bristol and intermediate points, and Knoxvil'e and Cnattanooga. all points soutn ana vvesi Pullman Sleepers to Memphis and New Orleans. 4:15 d. m. for Bluefield, Pocahontas, Kenova . Cnliimbua andChlcago and all points west, Pullman Sleepers from Roanoke to Col nmhniL also for Radford. Bristol. Knox- viUe, Chattanooga and intermediate points. , 0TH'A XASTBOITUD, UAT1 BOA HCKI TA1I.Y m tnr Petersburg. Richmond and Nor folk. 1.50 p. m. for Washington, uagerstown, jrnua- ...?ei?m,-SihoSd a Korfoik. Pnii man Sleeper Roanoke o Norfolk and Lynchburg to Kicnmpno. . 11:30 p. m. (Vestibuled Limited) for Hagera- town, Washington ana New xorK. fuii - man Sleepers to Washington, Philadel- Jhia and Sew York via Shenandoah unction and B. and O. Railroad. DURHAM DIVISION Leave Lynchburg dailj exeept Sunday, 4:0u p. m. (union sta tion) for Durham and all intermediate points. Leave Durham dally except Sunday, at 7:00 a. m, for Lynouburg and Intermediate points. , For all additional information apply at ticke Offlce or to M.F. BRAGG. W.B. BEVILL, Trav. Paas, Agent Gen. Pass Agent. Roanoke. V. - LOUIS M. SWINK, Attorney at Law, Winston, N. C. Office 243 1-2 Main 8treet. Practices in all State and Fede-al Courts. Money to loan on Keal Estate Mortgages. Claims collected. AT THE II03IE OF MR. L. A. WADE. The Little One Was Placed In the Hall by an Unknown Party Last Week Its Cries Attracted the Attention of Mrs. Wade. A pretty btny girl, apparanlly not more than two months old, was left at f th hrm r.f Mr I, A Wndp. at 209 Ninth street, North Winston, about 8 o'clock Wednesday morning of last week by an utknown party. Mr. Wade had gone to his shop to work and Mrs. Wade was in the din ing room wben she heard a noise Id the hall Going out to see what It was, she round the child lying on the floor. It was wrapped in a blanket. Mrs. Wade carried the little one in the room and seut a message to her husband, with a request that he send the family physician up to see the child, which seemed to be almost starved. The Dr. instructed Mr. Wade to purchase some condensed milk and give it to the baby until he could get up to see it. This was done. Mr. and -Mrs. Wade have no chil dren and it is their purpose to raise tbe little airl thus presented to them. A BIGPUMPKIN CURIOSITY. Miniature Vine Grew and Bore Fruit In tbe Mother Pumpkin. Mr. George Newsoni, a farmer, who resides near Germaoton, came to Star Warehouse last week with a load of tobacco and brought with him a natur al curiosity which doubtless caps the climax and will make all tbe hereto- lore reckless pumpkin and potato, as well as snake story, vend jrs turn green with envy. The curiosity Is nothing less than a miniature pumpkin vine with blos soms ana little pumpkins growing thereon This, Mr. Newsom round in a very large and well developed pump kin wbich he grew on his place the past summer. it was only a few a ays ago that ne cut the pumpkin for cooking pur poses and the little vine, blossoms and young pumpkins were growing nicely and are even yet in a good state of preservation. strange as it may seem tuere was not tbe least deformity about the big pumpkin when cut and Mr. Newsom is at a loss to know how its seed ever sprouted and yet more mystified that the sprout shouldjdevelop and bear other pumpkins. The little vine is about six inches long aod has three or more branches. To Exchange Offices. James M. Mewboorne has resigned as Commissioner or Agriculture to take effect December 30, and the Board of Agriculture had accepted his resignation. This Is tbe result of a deal by which be becomes superin tendent of tbe penitentiary vice John R Smith, and the latter will succeed him as Agricultural Commissioner. The reason given for this step is that Mewboorne is considered a far more able manager than Smith. This re markable deal is said to nave oeen engineered by Governor Russell. The penitentiary beard will meet id a rew day 8 and elect Mewboorne superin tendent. Expected In a Few Days. It Is expected that the Supreme Court will in a few days band down its decision la the railroad commis sioner cases of Pearson vs. Wilson and Caldwell vs. Wilson. The News and Observer says it Is conjectured at Ral eigh that tbe court will affirm tbe de cislons of Judges Robinson and Coble in favor of tbe defendants, but that Chief Justice Fatrcloth and Justice Furches will dissent. If the two Wil sons lose it Is expected that they will carry their cases to tbe Supreme court of the United States, wbich means that another Legislature will have come and gone by the time a final de cision is rendered. Mrs. Watson's Funeral. Tbe funeral services of Mrs. E N. Watson were conducted from the late home of the deceased, near Kerners- ville, December 15, and were attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Tbe remains were laid at rest in tbe Methodist cemetery at Kernersyille. Among those who attended the services from this city were Mr. and Mrs. J. Li. Jones, Miss Mattie Jones, Mr. H. C. Kerner, Mr. aDd Mrs. C. B. Watsrn and two sons, all relatives of the deceased. Attacked by a Novel Disease. Mr. Joel F. Hill, a prominent citi zen of Stokes county, has fallen vic tim to a most distressing disease A few days since he bad occasion to read a newspaper, when be found that be had not the remotest remembrance of the art of reading. This Is a rare disease and probably tbe only instance of its occurrence in this part of the State. Tbe disease is pronounced by Dr. W. V. McCanless to be aphasia, or the entire obliteration of that fac ulty of tbe mind pertaining to letters. Will Soon be Completed, was learned last week It that I ijr a Fair, who is building a tele- I Dhone line from Winston to Danbury, I will ROOD have the wire UD to Walnut . Cove. He Is also putting up -a line from the latter place to Madison. Col. F. H. Fries will run a private wire on tbe same poles from here to Mayodan. Sick poison is a poison which makes yon nick. It comes from the stomach. The atnmar-h makes it ont of undigested lood. The blood gets it and taints tbe whole Hnriv with it. That's the wav of it The wav to eet rid of it is to look after iroiiT digestion. If your food is all properly digested, there will none left in the stemacn to make sick- twnann ATI i- Of. If vour stomach is too weak to see to this nrorierlv by itself, help it alone with a few doses of 8haker Digestive Cordial. That's the cure of it. Shsknr Digestive Cordial is s delicidas. healthful, tonic cordial, made of pnre medic ini nlanta. herbs and wine. . It positively cures indigestion and pre vents tne ioruiauuu ui biu-jjuibuu. At druggists. Trial bottle 10 cents. LEFT EXCRUCIATING SUFFERING OF A LITTLE BOY. It Occurred at Guilford College Dr. Robertson Bitten by the Same Cat He Has Become Alarmed Since the Death of the Child. The five-year-old son of Mr and Mrs. Moore died a horrible death at Guilford College Tnursday morning of last week. About three weeks ago the little fellow was bitten on the hand by a cat. No attention was paid to it until a few days ago when the boy be came sick and was thrown into con vulsions. He continued to grow worse until this morning, wben death ended his sufferings A gentleman who came up from Greensboro that afternoon was told by a party at Guilford College that the scene around the death-bid was a sad one. Tbe little boy, who was the joy of the household, died with a spasm and his groanings were pitiful in tbe extreme. It was not thought so at the time, but it is believed now that the cat was rabid when it bit the boy. The same cat bit Dr. Robertson, a well known physician of Guilford Col lege, through tbe ear, a few days ago. He is naturally greatly excited since tbe illness and death of the child. Tbe Dr. has written to Baltimore for treat ment. Tbe feline that has caused so much sadness belooged to Mr. Wm. Sned- wards. It is understood that it has been killed. SAFE BLOWN OPEN. A Store at Guilford College Entered by Burglars Last Week - Carried Off $6o Money, $ioo Checks. The store of Mr. J. T. McCrackin.at Guilford College, was entered by a gang of burglars last week mesa ay night. The safe was blown open and some of its contents stolen. The robbers carried off about $60 in money, besides $100 in checks and notes to the amount of about $700. No goods were stolen. Mr. McCrackln is said to be some what of a miser and - our Informant says' tbe robbery has about broken the old man's heart. This is believed to be the same band of robbers that robbed the postoffices at Mocksville, Leaksvllle and other place? in the State. Mr. McCrackin wa9in Winston ntxt day In search of tbe scoundrels who robbed him. He said he did not have any clue whatever to the guilty par ties. ENFORCING THE LAW. Judge Sutton Orde.-s the Delinquents Reported to tbe Court. Judge Thomas II. Sutton is now holding a term of court atCharlotte.lt will be remembered that the nsw rev enue law provides the penalty of im prisonment for failure to pay taxes by the prescribed time. It will be seen by the following statement which the Charlotte News says that Judge Sut ton made that be intends to enforce tbe law. The Judge stated to tbe court: "I instructed tbe sheriff from the bench this morning to prepare a list of all parties not having paid their taxes by Saturday ulght.the 18th Inst., and to furnish the same to this court. The list will then be handed to the solicitor to be dealt with according to law. Tbe sheriff has no voice in this matter." Damon Lodge K. of P, Officers. Damon Lodge K. of P. elected the following officers last Thursday night for tbe ensuing six months. W J Liiipfert Obancelor comman der. W M Hendren Vice Cbancelor. L W Matthews Prelate. E L Anderson Master of Work. C A Jenkins Keeper of Secords and Seals. A B Bynum Master of Finance. R C Taylor Master of Exchequer. P R Masten Master of Arms. A C Green Inner Guard. W H McGehee Outer Guard. Injunction Dissolved. Three weeks ago Mr. A.M. Stack, of Danbury, argued a case here before Judge Starbuck and secured an injunc tion aeainst the sale of some land in Stokes by the Sheriff of that county. The property belonged to a party in Georgia. Mr. w w. Jing, or uan bury, representing the plaintiff in tbe case, appeared before Judge Starbuck lasUweek and asked for a dissolution of tbe injunction, which was granted. The land will now be advertised and sold. Have No Strong Evidence. George -W. Sparger, of Mt. Airy, pent last Thursday night in tbe city, with nis sister, Mrs. w. o.ureasy. . went to Greensboro next morning to look after some legal business. Mr. Sparger told tbe reporter that the citizens of Mt. Airy have no strong evidence against tbe parties supected of burning several buildings there re cently, r : - : . . Supreme Court Decisions. The Supreme Court files the follow ing ODlnions In cases from this sec tion: James vs Withers, from Stokes, affirmed; Commissioners of McDowell vs Commissioners of Forsyth, revers ed; Shoaf vs Frost, from'Davie, affirm ed; Jfuryear vs Liyncn, irom xaaicin, affirmed; Cecil vs Henderson, - from Davie, affirmed. - ! Big Tobacco Farmer. . O. H. Wblteheart,- one of Guilford nnuntv's substantial farmers, spent Dec: 15 in tbe city looking after the sale of soma leaf tobacco. He Is a larae tobacco grower. One of his tenants took his team home while Mr. Wblteheart, who is 76 years old, went down with Capt. btagg on the train. TO THE Attorney General McKenna. to be Su preme Court Justice Dawes tor Comptroller of the Currency. Waller and Dockery's Slices. Washington, Dee. 16 The Presi dent today sent to the Senate the following nominations: Joseph McKenna, of California, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (.'has. G. Dawes, of Illinois, Comp troller of the Currency. Court of Private Land Claims: Joseph R. Reid, of Iowa, to be Chief Justice, William M. Murray, of Tennessee, and Thomas C. Waller, of JNorth Carolina. , Henry C. Dockery, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern dis trict of North Carolina. Also, a laj-ge batch of recess nomi nations, including Consuls, Registers of Lind Office and Indian Agents. A DANGEROUS CROSSING. Should be Changed Before Mocks ville Extension Is Completed. Those who have crcssed the Mocks ville railroad near P. H. Hanes & Cu's farm, two miles northwest of the city, are free to admit that It is a dangerous place. A gentleman who travels the pub lic road, crossing the track, every few days, remarked recently that if tbe County Fathers or railroad people do not make a change before the Mocksville-Mooresville road is com pleted somebody may expect to be defendants In a number of damage suits . Tbe train runs through a cut at this point and parties driving along the public road cannot see for some distance. The gentleman referred to above savs he was in his buggy com ing to Winston some time ago and while crossing the track his two horses gave a big jump. Looking back he saw the t rain flying by. '"It did not miss me bub a few feet," said the gentleman. When additional trains are put on this road, which will be done soon as the extension is completed, the crjssing will be far more dangerous than it is at present. It will be remembered that, a farmer living near Lewisville was killed by the train at this crossing a year or two ago. RAILROAD TALK, If The ;aboard Gets the C. F. & Y. V. the N. & W. Will Not Build South From Winston. Thb Sentinel learns from good authority that the Norfolk & Western Railway people have written a letter to a Winston gentleman to tbe effect that if the statement regarding- tbe sale or lease of the C. F. & Y. V. road to the Seaboard Air Line is true, the N. & W. will not build its proposed line South from Winston. " From Greensboro parties it is learned that it is the intention of the Seaboard people to enter Win ston. Tbe talk Is that this road pro poses to enter this city and will build a line from Stokesdale, if the deal is made with the C. F. & Y. V. THE SAFE BLOWERS. Mr. McCrackln Thinks They Have Their Headquarters In Winston. Mr. J. T. McCrackln, of Guilford College, who came here last week to see if he could get any clue to the parties who blew open and robbed his store safe, Tuesday night, returned home Wednesday evening. He to!d the Winston officers that he believed tbe burglars had their headquarters in Winston. A letter from Guilford College, speaking of the robbery, says the burglars first tried the front door of the store and had it nearly opened, but becoming disgusted at their slow progress in getting in, they climbed upon the roof of a porch in front of the 6tored and prized off tbe upper Bash of the wicdow, gaining access to the second floor and by prizing open a door at the head of the stairs, came down into the store. After getting to the safe they drill ed a hole about the size of a lead pencil through the top aod, pouring powder through this blew off tbe door. A large quantity of dry goods was piled upon aod around the safe to deaden tbe explosion. VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION. Hardship by Reason of Bank Failure In Asheville Has Been Relieved. The shareholders of the- National Bank of Asheville, wbich failed In October, having borrowed money on their individual guarantees sufficient to nay all demand obligations, tbe Comptroller has permitted the bank to close up its anairs oy voluntary liquidation instead of through a re ceiver. The plan was outlined by Deputy- Comptroller Coffin, who visited Ashe ville for the purpose, arter tne lanure, and by disbursing about ou,uuu in cash, to depositors, will tend, It is said, co relieve tne narasmps resiui ing from three bank failures In that city. -A Unique Way. . A correspondent of the Charlotte Observer savs Bill Hosklns, colored. who is wanted in Concord for selling liquor, bad a unique way of notifying his natrons when be bad any of the ardent on hand. If corn whiskey he would suspend an ear of white corn on the ontside of his door: for rye whis key he would put out red corn and for brandy tne restive appie was on string. . . " . . y . Southern Teachers Convention. A movement is on foot to have the teacbers'.associations of South Caro lina, Georgia and Tennessee meet next year with the North Carolina Teachers' Assembly. It is proposed to bold the meeting in Asheville, as that is probably the most central point. NOMINATIONS SENT SENATE. CONSIDERABLE EXCITEMENT IN GREENSBORO. A Rabid Do, Bit Four People Yester day Evening, Among Them City Clerk Mlchaux Reported that Others Were Bitten Today. Gieansboro had quite a sensation about six o'clock last Thursday even iog. Mr. A. R. Wright, whoretuned that night from a business trip North, says there was considerable excitement when be passed through the "City of Flowers." It caused by a mad dog which bit Mr. John ;S. Micbaux, Greensboro's city clerk, another white man named Johnson, besides two ne groes. The streets were filed with excited people, many of whom carried guns, pistols and clubs. Mr. Micbaux was bitten through the hand and his injury is considered a serious one. Later. Parties who came up from Greensboro say it was reported there today that the same dog bit two orthree people Friday morning. The animal bad not been killed up to noon that day. A BRILLIANT MARRIAGE; The Stagg-Liyon Nuptials Celebrated Last Week Reception. A brilliant marriage was celebrated in Trinity Methodist church, Dur ham, Wednesday n'ght of last week, the contracting parties being Mr. J E. Stagg, brother of our townsman, Capt. Wm. Stagg, and Miss Mary Washington Lyon, granddaughter of Mr. Washington Duke. Tbe interior of theimagoiflcent church ed flee was elaborately decoiated. The attendants made a circle about the altar rail. The bride appeared like a fairy, dressed in white imperial moire, tnmmea witn pearls and crystals, round-point lace and dia monds. The maids of honor wore liberty siik, diamonds and lace. Four little children, Buchanan Lvon,Mary Duke, Keatrice Whit-aker, L,ell Jones, in white, followed t he bride in, but pre- ced her in leaving, scattering as they left sweet roses. Dr. Johu C. Kllgo, assisted by Rev. J. N. Cole, the pastor, performed the ceremony. The. attendants were N. M. Alston with Miss Vera Lynn, John F Wiley with Miss Bfssie Lacghorn, Paul V. Sneed with Mis E tt Heartt, Albeit Kramer with Miss Pearl Duke, Ar- hur Lyon with Miss Maud Morgan. of Richmond, R. Benjamin Lyon with Miss Dasie Green. A reception to the bride and groom was given at Washington Duke's pala tial residence "Fairview" and it was one of tbe most elaborate and elegant ever given in the South. Fully 6C0 guests were present. HOW THE MATTER STANDS. The Reported Lease of tbe C. F. & Y. v. to seaDoara. It will be remembered that Judge Simonton, some months ago, h.p pointed Messrs. E. S. Martin, of Wil. miegton, and Clement Manly, of Win ston, Commissioners to sell the C. F. & Y. V. road in its ectlrety, and with in a limited time designated. At the request of certain bondbolders, Judge Simonton granted a re-opening and re hearing of tbe case In Asheville, and later re-affirmed bis former order From this decision, the New York bondholders took an appeal to tbe United States circuit court of ap peals, sitting at Richmond, Va. The case was arguea on JNovemoer tne 23rd. In the usual course, the decis ion of the latter court will not be handed down until the February term; from wbich decision, again, an appeal may be taken to tbe United States supreme court. it win tnus appear mat a good aeai of "lawlng" (possibly, several years of It) bas yet to be gone through witn be fore the lease referred to by General Gill can become operative, says the Fayetteville Observer. LOOKS PITIFUL. A Visitor Who Is Paralyzed From Ills Hips Down. An object worthy of charity was seen on our streets last Thursday, Mr. Thomas W. Woodard, of Knoxville, Tenn., who says he has been paraly zed for three years, from the hips down. It was caused by spinal trouble. He has a wife almost blind and a child to support. Mr. Woodard is 33 years old and came bere last night from Martinsville, Va. He travels on crutches, but has to drag bis feet, having no use of them whatever, ae moves very slowly ana nas to sit aown every lew minutes to rest nis arms which become numo arter using mem for a short time. He bas iron bands on bis shoes to prevent them from wearing out. Mr. Woodard carries a satchel across his shoulder and sells lead pencils. - Death of a Danville Tobacconist. A telegram received bere last Thurs day announced the death, .in Danville, Wednesday night, of Mr. TL-Brown, brother of Mrs. Robert D. Moeeley, or this city. Tbe deceased was manager of a storage warehouse in Danville for several years and was well known by a nurrber of Winston tobacconists. . Mrs. J. E. Coles, Mrs. R. D. Mosely and Mr. J. B. Moseley went to Dan ville to attend the funeral, wbich was held Friday. - Killed 53 Birds. Dr. O.L.8ummers and Druggist Ed. O'Hanlon went "cunnine" last Thurs- Aaw Ctna haiTo-nrl 2ft hirrln And t.hn other 27. There was only a difference of one in the number of shots made tbe inference being that they killed noma ni t.ima t.hnv miller! a t.rlo- c-er. Dr. Fearrlnston was promised five birds to stay at borne and he says he got them. . TO CURE A OOLU let ONES DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. ' All Druggists refund tne money II it tails to euro. 2&o THE AUTHOR CONTINUES TO EXPLAIN IT. Members of tbe Banking and Cur rency Committee Put Questions to the Secretary, as to Effect Upon the tiold Standard. Washington, Dec. 17. Secretary Gage resumed the exposition of his currency bill before the nouse Com mittee on Banking and Currency to day. Some semi-political questions were asked him. One member asked if the purpose of tbe bill was not to commit the country to the gold stan dard. Gage said he did not thlok of more firmly fixing the gold standard on the country and it did not conflict with the St. Louis platform. The new bill will in no way prejudices any steps that might be taken to bring silver to a higher standard of value bjt It was designed to give such con fidence in the dnancial ability of the government that discriminations would largely decrease. Cox, Democrat, of Tennessee, asked If the result of the Gage bill would not eventually lead on to no silver except subsidiary. The Secretary said there Is nothing in the plan to operate to that end. That and other legislation might ulti mately lead to such a result, but he could not say silver would be restrict ed to subidary. The consideration of the bill by sec tions was continued. MORE PLUMS FALL. Duncan to be Collector for the Fourth N. C. District. Washington, Dec. 17. Th Presi dent sent the following; nominations to th bnatn today : William W. Thomas, of Maine, to be Consul at Sweden. Nathan B. Scott, of West Virginia, to be Commissioner of Internal Rp venue. Edward E. Duncan, of North Caro lina, to be Collector of Internal Revenue for the Fourth District of North Carolina CONFEDERATE VETERANS. The Next Reunion to be Held at At lanta July 20th and 23d. By order of Gen. John B. Gordon, commander of the Confederate Veter ans, Adjutant General George Moor man has Issued a general order an nounclcg that the next aonuil meet ing and reunion will be held in At lanta, Ga , upon the following dates: July 20Lh, 21st, 221 aod 231. 1898, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday respectively. The or der says: ' Our host tsprcially ii'tred the dates of July 20tb, 21st and 22d, being anniversaries of the battles of Peachtree Creek, Manassas aod At lanta, respectively. "I he rapid growth of the associa tion bas caused such an accumulation of business, which demands urgent attention at tbe coming session, that it is absolutely necessary to give am ple time to dispose of all matters to be submitted to the delegates; there fore four days' limit will be given for this important session Instead of three, as heretofore. "With pride the general rommar.d ing also announces that 1.070 camps have now joined the assr. elation and applications received at the headquar ters Tor papers for at least 150 more. He urges veterans everywhere to send to tbe headquarters for organization papers for camps and join tbe asso ciation, so as to assist, in carrying out and participating in its benevolent, praiseworthy and patriotic objects." ANOTHER REVENUE RAID. Officers Hunt and Smith Make a Seiz ure Near Advance. Revenue Officers Hunt and Smith came rrom Mocksvlhe last Thurs day and went to Greensboro on the 10:30 train. Mr. Hunt was asked when they made their lat raid on a moon shiner. He replied that they captured a blockade still near Advance en Saturday night. It belonged to John Hilton, who was arrested and requir ed to give bond for his appearance at the Federal Court. The offi -ers also got a 150 gallon copper still, with cap and worm, be sides 500 gallons, of oeer. "We found no whisky," said Mr. Hunt, "but we had the chance of se'zing a horse and wagon, had they been worth It. We de cided that, it would just be an expense to Uncle Sam. therefore we let the animal and old vehicle alone." Dr. Weston Resigns. Tbe-Raieiirh Newn and Observer says: Kev. J a. weston, assistant minister or Christ Uhurch, nas tender ed his resignation to the vestry and accepted a call to St. Paul's parish at Wilkesboro. lie received a unani mous call from the vestry or that church, and will preach bis first ser mon in bis new n-arisb on Christmas day. Dr. Weston is one of the salt of the eart h. He is an excellent preacher. a scholar, a soldier, a gentleman. He bas won tbe hearts of all tbe peo Die of this city, and his going away will give genuine regret. Wilkesboro is fortunate. Watermelons for Christmas. Mr. James Allen, tbe Salem livery man, is the possessor of a twenty nound watermelon. It was presented to bim by Mr. Cbas. K rouse. Jim nroDoses to keep it until Christmas day. He savs it looks fine, but he is predicting that the meat will be ''slick." Mr. Pfaff, who conducts store near the South Side cotton mill, bas two melons he 1s keeping for Christmas. The reporter saw one vesterdav Ivin&r on the sidewalk in front of G. W. Uzzell's store, on Lib erty street. In Favor of RIntels. Mr. Edward Rintels gained the suit brought against him by Mr. W H. Crews, of South Carolina. Judge starbuck decided tbe case without letting it go to the lory. Tbe counsel lor the plaintiff gave notice of an appeal to the Supreme Court. Mr Rintels returned to his home at Char lotte last week, . A Good Imitation of the Imitated. Sets Worthy Example by Passing the Bill Making Appropriation for Winston Public Building. Special to The Sentinel. The first session of the Congress of the United States, a9 carried on by the pupils of the Ninth Grade of the city schools, convened in the chapel at West End Friday afternoon. By half past one o'clock the "gal leries" were filled by au interested crowd of spectators, including the Seventh and Eighth grade pupils of the school. As tbe members leisurely entered some arm in arm, others heavily bur dened by ponderous volumes of Con gressional Records and cyclopaedias they were greeted with enthusiastic applause. The glitter or silk hats, gold headed canes, diamond studs and scarfpins made a dazzling spectacle. x-rompuv at z o'clock, the (Jlerk of the House Miss Mattie Sills (Rep) of rxew iiampsnire, entered and took her seat at the Clerk's desk. The Speaker of the House. Hon. Wm. Patterson (Rep) of WestVirginia.then made his appearance, and was erected with applause as he raDDed the navel calling the members to ordtr. rf The roll was called and the follow ing responded: Democrats Samuel Rierson. Mis sissippi; Stella Phelps, Kentucky; Hobert Kives, Georgia; Benjamin Bai ley Walker, South Carolina;Ida Hunt, Florida: Lesie SheDnard. Louisiana: Lizette Brown, Vlnzinla: Tbos. Bled soe Foust, Alabama; Mary Montague, Tennessee; Flora Leak, Arkansas; Sallie Efland, North Carolina. Republicans John Fry. Maine:Wm. Asbury Whitaker, Iowa; Mary Me dearls, Vermont; Alexander Stephen nanes, Montana; Mary Taylor. Penn sylvania; Eva Tise, Connecticut; Alene Gregory, Ohio; Maggie Keith, Massachusetts: Wm. Nick Dalton. New York. Populists Jobnathan Blum, Kan sas; Thomas Vaughn, Texas; Bessie Dean, Colorado; Mary Onburn. Ne braska. The Speaker stated that the nouse was ready for business. Hanes (Rep) tiered a resolution for the armoint- ruent of a committee to wait upon the President of the United States, which was adopted The speaker appointed Medeans, (liep) Hanes (Rep) and Kives (Denj) woo immediately retired to the White House. The credentials of the new members Vaughn, of Texas, Whitaker. of Iowa, and Walker, of South Carolina were real, after which these Con gressmen-elect apDroached the Speak er's stand and took the usual oath of office. After a formal call UDon the Presi dent the House Committee returned and reported that her Excellency would communicate with tbe House n writing. The President's nrivate Secretary Major Lawrie Vaughn soon arrled and entering the floor of the House. said : "Mr. Sneaker I am directed bv the President of the United States to deliver to the House of Representa tives a message in writing." PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. The message was read by the clerk and was attentively listened to by those In tbe galleries and by the Re publican and Democratic members. Ihe .Populist representatives took lit tle interest in the document. Public questions, such as the tariff. Cuba, foreign relations, increase of army and navy, purchase of the Klon dike territory, Increase of pensions and appropriations, received elaborate consideration ana many sensible recommendations were made. It must be conceded that the message was an able State paper. It was signed by the President Frances Coles. One-half million copies of the mes sage were ordered printed, notwith standing a strong protest by Congress man Vaughn. INTItODUCTION OK KILLS. Bill No. 1. entitled "A bill appro priating $.500,000 for a national monu ment to Thomas Jefferson." Intro duced bv Miss Elland, of North Caro- ina, and ably supported by Klerson, Hunt, Brown and others. The Republicans and Populists op posed, and by skillfully combining rorces ciereatea the measure, whita ker, Taylor, Dalton and Blum de nounced the bill as unconstitutlcnal and extravagant, the latter going so far as to say "If you want to erect any monuments let them be to some of us living Statesmen who are trying to save the country from Democratic and Republican misrule." congressman Blum is a red hot Kansas Populist. Bill No. 2, entitled "A bill to pro hibit the playing of football within the boundries of the United States." Introduced by Miss Ogburn, of Ne braska. Favored by all the Populist delegation and Fry, Gregory and Me dearis, Republicans. The Democrats opposed the bill and spirited speeches were made by bheppara, toust, fneips and Walker. Parliamentary discus sions as to who was entitled to the floor made things lively during-tbe progress of debate on this bill. A vote was taken and resulted In a tie. The Speaker cast his vote witb tbe Democrats strange to say and defeated the measure. WINSTON GETS A PUBLIC BUILDING Bill No 3, entitled "A bill appro priating $1,000,000 for the erection of a Dnoiic ounaing in tne city or win ston. N. C " Introduced by Miss Montague, (Dem ) of Tennesse. This bill brought forth tbe liveliest discus sion of the session. It was strongly supported by Con gressmen from other States Including Rierson, of Mississippi; Walker, of South Carolina; Sheppard, of Louis iana; and Leak, of Arkansas. Con gressman Walker made an elaborate speech in which it was shown that more than $11,000,000 had been ratd to the government by the city of Win ston in 15 years, and that the revenue receipts for the coming year would pay for the building. He also read a petition signed by 6,172 citizens of Winston praying.that the appropria tion be granted. The prospects seemed blue for a while, especially after tbe eloquent and convincing speeches of Keith, of Massachusetts; Dean, of Colorado; Blum, of Kansas; Rives, of Georgia; aud Vaughn, of Texas. A vote beiDg POWDER Absolutely Pure ROVAl BAKINU POWDER 0O., NEW VOWC. taken the bill was carried hv a afn majority. At last, wi ntrtn hoc va. ceived nrnrur nvmrniiinn o i, 1 of the Federal Government. Mill JNo. 4, entitled "A bill provid- ng for an annual npnulnn nt ai nnn Mrs. Mary F. Fuoderbunk. of Mlssis- ppi; daughter of General Pat.t.er. HD, a union officer who distinguish ed himself in the battle of Bull Run." Introduced bv MIsh ti nf rv,nnw.i. Favored bv M is n , -v-ava J JL -UlU who made a clear, logical speech. Con- t err, D1UUJ aija Kierson opposed tbe bill a vote being taken the bill was defeated. There beinir nn furthn. K,.oin.n UDOn mOtlOn Of ni.niTPIIacingn W.ll... of fsouth Carolina, the House adjourn ed until after the holidays. NOTES. The DaiPS Wtin nprfnrmarl thl. .to .i. . - - i -. . ii.uv. illicit umu so well were Misses Katie Shennard nd Alice Franklin ar.A Uu,... rw McArthur. Char in HaiiAv nr. n,-oii -w mm ' - V1&11 Jenkins. Just before the asopmhH up, w a viu- gress the members were photographed in O ilPftnn V I T . All the members wcrt hinHonmniw costumed the vounir ladles wph no- black skirts and matu. with hi. collars and ties. The boys wore Prince "u cutaway coats, gloves and silk hats. After the adjournment all the members lined nn nn t ho aiH.ooiw- and were reviewpri ho tha antira school. The PonUllst. mpmhora nrriworl tVism. selves to be thoroughly familiar with Kiic luuBnuiuun. xney questioned the constitutionality of every bill In troduced except their own prohibit- luuuuaii, STILiLi CONFIDENT. Mr. Spencer Blackburn Ooes to Wash ingtonExpects Appointment. Mr. Spencer Blackburn, of Asbe, who is longing for the appointment of assistant district attornev for Western North Carolina, passed through the city last Thursday, ne said at first that he was eolmr to Greensboro, but later admitted that he expected to go to Washington. Mr. Blackburn Is still confident that he will secure the appointment. He does not believe the report sent out from Washington a few days ago to the effect that Mr. Eugene Carter, of Asheville, was thought to be in the lead for the place. Mr. uiackburn stated to the writer that he had the endorsement' of Dis trict Attorney Holton, Senator Pritch ard, Gov. Russell aod Congressman Llnney. The appointment will be made by the Attorney General, ne says it bas been decided that the Civil Service does not protect assistant dis trict attorn tes. Why Mr. Covington, the present as sistant to the District Attorney, has not been removed Is a Question Mr. Blackburn has not been able to solve Perhaps he will know when he returns from Washington. Serious Cutting Affray. News was received here, last week of aserious cutting affair at Haystack, Surry county. It appears that a man named liairston went to the home of Bonus McCraw intoxicated. The latter was not at home and Mrs. Mc Craw refused to open the door for liairston, when he proceeded to bieak it down. He left in a few minutes. When McCraw came home he was told of Halrston's conduct. The former proceeded to the home of the latter. when McCraw entered Halrston's house, Mrs. liairston knocked him down with a hoe. liairston and his two sons then jumped on McCraw and cut bim with a knife so that be is not expected to live. In the Superior Court Friday. Tbe court BViday morning heard the suit brought against Messrs. J. Jacobs and W. K FranKlin, trustees of Mr. J. L Casper, by Mr. A. M. Robinson, for a typewriter, wbich the plaintiff claimed he bought and paid for in work before Mr. Casper's failure. The jury decided the issue in favor of Mr. Robinson. II. A. McCurly won a suit that af ternoon against John C. Bacbeller. It was on a note for $53. A non-suit was taken in another case brought by McCurly against Bacheller. Tnls was the last jury case tried. Will Kill the Cat. Mr. B. R. Collins, baggagemaster on the Greensboro train, says his lit tle son received a bad scratch on the face by a ct several days ago. Since tbe death of the little boy at Guilford College, from a cat bite, Mr. Collins has decided to slaughter the feline tbat scratched his boo. How'alhla! We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any case of ratarrh that cannot tx cured by Hall's Catarrh Care. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and bel eve him perfectly honorable in all busiuees transactions aud financially able to casry out any obligations made by their firm. West & Tbuax, Wholesale Druggists, To ledo, O. Waldino, Kihait & Marvin, Wholsale Druegists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of tbe system. Testimonials sent free. Price 25c, per bcttle. Sold by all druggists.