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-ESTABLISHED 1856.) THE PEOPLE'S PPE55. (FOUNDED 1827.) J. B. WniTAKER, Jk., Editor and Manager. kotice. A Blue Mark here is to call attention the date to which your subscription is paid. Remittances are desired from those in ar ' rears. Hakna says he ia neither a pluto crat nor an autocrat. Good joke. It will not be appreciated, howeyer, by the laboring men in his employ. The antl-Glvil Service blowera Beem to have gotten out of breath and the pounded law continues business at the old stand. Go for it again, Mr. Linney, and tear its feathers out. Russell and Sotho have inaugu rated a swearing by instalment scheme, each haviog made two slices of their testimony before the Rail road Commission in the free pass farce. We hope our neighboring county of Davie will promptly remove the idea that she will ioin the repudia- tionists by refusiDg to pay her rail road bonds. This repudiation busl ness must be stopped or the State' credit will be seriously impaired. Some people are good because they have to be. Our understanding is that the Mormons did not relinquish the doctrine of polygamy until forced to do so by Uncle Sam. Hence there may be said to be a "moral reservation" about the abandon ment. A press dispatch says the Span iards are very angry because sup plies have been sent from the United States to the suffering Cubans. Tell the Spaniards to go to thunder and then help them to go there by grant ing the Cubans belligerency. Although Hanna has been landed Into the Senate until 1905, by the "sweat of his barrel," as one has ex pressed It, it is not impossible that the bitterness engendered by the struggle may result in transferring Ohio to the Democratic column in the next Presidential election. The Durham Sun refutes the inti mation that that city contemplates repudiating her bonds. It says there is no such intention. Glad to hear it This repudiation business should be repudiated throughout the State. Its tendency is to bring discredit upon us. The present State admin istration is as much along this line as any people should be asked to stand at one time. Cutting of wages throughout the East is the kind of prosperity the gold standard is bringing to the laborers of that section and at the same time scoring another victory for lucre in the great struggle that is going on in this country between Manhood and Money. The hope is that such victories will be short lived and that in the coming elec tions the way will be paved for the ultimate triumph of the right. The coming of Dr. Andrews, on March lGth, is being quite favorably commented upon by our citizens and it Is probable that as many as can be seated in the auditorium will hear his beautiful tribute to the memory of the beloved Robert E. Lee. We would suggest, in this connection, that lists for subscriptions to tickets to the lecture be opened at once, with a yiew to securing a larger hall for the occasion if it should be needed to accommodate all who wish to hear this distinguished gentleman. Van Wyck is being talked of as the Democratic Presidential nominee In 1900. If the conditions remain as they are now, no living man can touch that nomination with a forty foot pole save William Jennings Bryan, the fear'ess tribune of the people and the implacable enemy of the people's enemies. Bryan and free coinage will, most likely, be the slogan of Democracy in the next Presidential contest a slogan which bids fair to route the g. o. p. horse, foot and dragoon. . We are told that gold ia transit -acroe- he Atlantic "sweats," how eyer ightly it may be packed, and that there is a regular allowance for loss by attrition, this loss amount ing in the course of years to a large Bum to the commercial world. The people of this country are becoming more and more convinced of the shrinking tendency of the yellow metal when used as a monetary standard and many a poor fellow can testify to the "sweating" process to which it subjects him as he struggles for sustenance. Senatob ; " Chandler advocates bimetallism. Secretary Gage wants the gold standard permanently fixed upon the conntry. As divergent as are the views of these two, it is inti mated that both are encouraged by the President, who claims that he favors bimetallism, provided foreign countries will consent and affiliate, bat not otherwise. AU this looks rather qneer, to -say the least. In the meantime, the coarse of the Pres ident and bis party Is satisfactory to the trusts and moneycrats, the supporters of that party, because they know the international scheme is a snare and a delusion, so far as the people are concerned, and that there is no prospect of free coinage contingent upon England's consent. BRYAN TODAY. The Washington Post, an - inde pendent newspaper with gold pro clivities, has been credited with the ability of getting upon all sides of all questions, but there is at least one noticeable exception to its practice along this line, and that is in refer ence to William J. Bryan. The gen eral trend of the Post's political ex pressions indicate that it would not like to see the principles prevail which Mr. Bryan so earnestly ad vocates, and yet it persistently re fuses to permit the gold bugs to pull the wool over its eyes to such an ex tent as to induce it to join the fal lacious attempts to underrate the prestige of Democracy's foremost champion. The Post gave evidence ol this fact a few months ago, In a splendid editorial which attracted very gen eral attention, and its position in this respect is emphasized in an editorial in its Monday's issue, under the caption, "William J. Bryan Today," which starts out with this sentence: "The attemptston the part of the gold organs to dismiss Hon. William J. Bryan as a 'back number,' 'a dead issue,' and to relegate him to the limbo of insignificant and for gotten derelicts, do not strike us as being particularly happy." The Post does not undertake to say whether those who deal in such bosh are actuated by honest ignor ance or malice and deceit, except so far as New York is concerned. It says it can easily believe that New Yorkers are candid when they talk that way, for they regard their own verdict on a national issue as beyond appeal. "But," continues the Post, "neither conceit jior misrepresentation will avail to dispose of Mr. Bryan. Every intelligent and comprehensive observer of public events knows that he is stronger with the party today than he was a year ago; that he has lost none of the marvelous personal influence which he exerted during the campaign of 1890; that the prin ciples tor which he stands are as ardently espoused by the Democratic masses as they were when Bryan proclaimed them with the fire of his enthusiasm and the witchery of his eloquence." Already there are signs that New York is fixing to trot out a candi date against Mr. Bryan, but such an effort will, probahly, prove a flash in the pan. New York's role as dicta tor of the National Democracy is a thing of the past. The last National Convention sounded a declaration of independence along this line as well as along other lines. The Post re marks that "the millions who voted for Mr. Bryan in 189G do not look in that direction for guidance and lead ership. They would not be moved one hair's breadth from their pur pose if New York were to threaten them with absolute secession. They lost New York in 1896. They can afford to lose it in 1900. They have no calcnlations based upon New York as an indispensable factor in their scheme." The Post concludes its observa tions as follows : "They know that Mr. Bryan and the Chicago platform brought out more votes, year before last, than any Democratic candidate ever re ceived before nearly a million more than Mr. Cleveland had in 1892 and they are content with that record and the brilliant prospect it opens to co tnem in the future. "Let no one imagine that Mr. Bryan is a dead issue. If a Demo cratic Convention were to assemble today, he would be without a serious competitor. Unless all political con aitlons be revolutionized meanwhile, he will be even stronger two years hence." The Kinston Free Press nuts it about right when it says: "It is use lees to expect an impossibility good government by Southern Republi cans. Nearly every white Republi can in North Carolina is in that party for what he can get out of it. tie is after office, regardless of the public welfare, and it is useless to expect good government with such people filling the offices." That's a fact, brother, and past experience should have impressed it upon the people so that they would not have committed the lolly of fastening the present incompetent and disgraceful administration upon the State. Let us hope that the present dose will be sufficient for all time. Robert Hancock, of Holden-Kirk war infamy, should be removed from the State office of President of the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad, unless he clears away the recent scandal attached to him a task which it is doubtful he will be able to accomplish, notwithstanding the re port tnat the suit for damages has been withdrawn. A special from Newbern to the Raleigh News and Observer says that the young wo man in question has written a letter to the Governor, in which she says that all rumors that she had retract ed the charges against Hancock were without foundation: that the charges are true and she still stands by them and will never retract. Our townsman, Mr. J. W. Fries, a member of the Monetary Commis sion, appeared before the Banking and Currency Committee of the House last week and made an all day talk on the currency. ' Every body in the State will endorse Mr. Fries' statement that the people of North Carolina are clamoring for money, however much the great majority of them may differ with him in his currency views, now the gold standard and the retiring of a part of the money now in circulation (the greenbacks) can appease the clamor for more money the most of the folks of this country are unable to see. THE COTTON BUSINESS. Cotton. Is it any longer King? If so, how has it been dethroned? Who are its friends and who its enemies? We propose to furnish a few state ments for consideration. Look at them carefully and determine for yourselves. Under the Wilson law . the average ad valorem duties on cotton were 43 75 per cent ; under the Dingley law, 52 33 per cent. The new law raises duties nearly 10 per cent. Where comes in the benefit to wages? Employees in New England cotton factories, thousands of them are getting reduced wages, ten per cent lee's. Under these conditions can the Republicans justify their promises to the working men? Can they again deceive thu working classes by prom ising higher wag. s with increased duties? Let us compare the Wilson and the Dingley bills as to results. Three years ago the Fall River mills de clared dividends of over 8 per cent ; the following vear the dividends were 5 per cent., while last year these mills paid dividends of 3 per cent , and some paid no dividends at all. This country has lost its Canadian trade on cloth; Canada is not buying the products of New Encland mills. A lew figures will illustrate this. They show the exports of cotton cloth for four months of 1896 and of 1897. 1896 yards. 1897. yards. July 3,741,154 July 1,477,538 Aug. 4.310,471 Aug. 832,023 Sept. 3 997,760 H,ipt. 809,865 Oct. 3,934,479 Oct. 597,498 There are the figures. They tell a startling story. Under the Dingley bill we are losing our trade; our markets have been diminished. A wise system of legislation should extend our markets. The Dingley bill diminishes them and is unwise. This is true not only with reference to Canada. Our exports of Ameri can cotton goods to Mexico have fallen off 25 per cent. Our Southern neighbor is busy with her cotton mills; the mills there are running at a profit of over 20 per cent. Contrast Mexico with the United States in this respect. Is the gold standard to be revered and the silver standard to be despised ? Such are the facts and such the questions that we ask the American people. They will have a chance to reverse their 1896 verdict this year, and they will do it. They will soucd the first note in the funeral knell of Dirg'eyism, McKinleyism, Hannaism and the Gold Standard. Wm. F. Burdank. ONWARD. The meeting of the several com mittees of the Chamber of Commerce, Fri?aynight,was a move in the right direction and we trust it means that very active work will be done by the committees this year. If so, this vi)l mean that much will be accom plished by the Chamber this year, biuee the work ot the body depends very greatly upon the interest mani fested and the energy exerted by the committees. The enthusiasm shown at Friday night's meeting was encouraging. Let it be remembered that persistent and untiring labors are essential to the upbuilding and moving forward of a community's interests. Seed planting is not the only requisite to a successful harvest. It must be followed by patient and intelligent cultivation. So with efforts in private and public life. Let us not expect one enthusiastic meeting to do the work of a year. Such a meeting is a good starting point, but it is only a starting point. The goal is ahead of us and must be reached by persevering and cheerful toil by a union of heads and hearts and hands. With such union and such effort great things for the Twin Gity will culminate during the pres ent year. The question is not so much what can we do? as it is, what will we do? The great Tobacco Fair of last year serves as a conspicuous illustration of what our people can do when they will. With the same unity of pur pose and the same concert of action which characterized every important step in the plans for the Fair, we can put on foot and push to a brilliant success other enterprises that will make for the credit and welfare of Winston-Salem. Let the committees of the Chamber of Cominercp, therefore, be up and doing and let them have the earnest co operation of every citizen who desires prosperity for the Twin City. Not Be Fooled Again. Asheville Citizen. We are reminded by the Raleigh Post that ths Russell-Butler crowd has been in power only one year. It bee ins a century. Is it possible that they have worked their ruin in so short a time? Repudiation and scandal one follows the other in quick succession. The Governor's most prominent, selections for office holding need disinfecting at least once a week, but are generally allowed to resign without punish ment. Incompetency is the rule among fusion officials, when there is no worse charge, and simple ignor ance unattended by scandal has be come attractive under the Butler Russell rule. Well, the consolation is that North Carolina cannot be fooled by the same crowd again dur ing the present generation. . A Lovely Progeny. Salisbury San. . There was perhaps never a time in the State, not even in the days of reconstruction, when so much crime and disgraceful conduct prevailed among the public officials. Scarcely a week passes without some new scandal is given to the public. Fusion hps indeed produced a lovely progeny. CHARIOT OP DISEASE. Money Ferforruea a Loathsome and Deadly Function. A paper read at the last Mother's Meeting. The proposition that "Money is a medium of exchange values" is quite thoroughly understood; but how few have ever stopped to think of money's being as it certainly is one of the greatest mediums of ex change of disease virus. Our common currency is one of the frequent aDd effectual carriers ot disease genus and deadly virus from two causes: First, because of its varied, constant, and unrestricted circulation. It goes everywhere, from the palace to the pesthouse, from purity to pollution. Second, the great majority of persons habitually put money in their mouths, just as they do a pencil or pen. Ladies will invariably, in making change, take one piece from purse, DUt it between the lios for nonveni- ! ence and hold it there while thev fumble over divers coins, buttons, pins, bangles, street car checks, and receipts in search for a coin of the proper denomination to make the rtquirea cnange. ine lips, more than any other portion of th anatomy, are apt to be chapped or blistered, making them most suscep tible to inoculate. Watch a twenty five cent piece for four days: Wednesday it is taken from the bank bright and clean, and carried for a few hours In a satin lined, perfumed alligator purse. It pays a cab fare and goes into a dirty old pocket with questionable asso ciates. It buys a plug of tobacco, goes into a till, but iu less than an hour is given out in change to an old consumptive, who ties it up in the corner of a handkerchief that is completely loaded with germs, where It remains over night. Thursday morn it is given out to the servant girl to buy milk. She holds it in her mouth while she ties her shawl over her head, rushes out to the wagon and pays it to the milk man, who, for convenience, holds it in his mouth while he gets out his purse to find the required chaoge. An hour later it is passed in change, and goes into a houie where there is diphtheria, scarlet ina or typhoid fe ver. Here it remains over night, and is used for a tooth cutter by a feverish child. Friday morn it is spent for bread. At noon it is given to a business man on his way home to lunch; on his arrival he finds his little boy wants to go to the circus Papa gets out his pocketbook, takes out the quar ter, puts it into his mouth while he puts the pocketbook away and gives Willie the noney. Mamma takes the quarter holds it between her lips while she adjusts the little urchin's cravat, places the money ia nis nana, cautions him not to lose it. Kisses nim gooany, and he is gone with a bound. The first occasion he has to use bis hands he will put the quarter in his mouth. It is spent at the circus; passes through hands, and is held between lips that ar reeking with the most deadly virus of the most loathsome disease oituraay morn id nnus its way from a saloon to a bank. At three o'clock Saturday afternoon, the banker's daughter may be seen with that polluted, virus ladened quarter between her lips, waiting to buy a ticket to the matinee. Every physician of extensive prac tice meets with case after case of diphtheria, scarletina, typhoid fever, tubercubjsis, smallpox or cholera, the origin of which cannot be traced to any of the usual causes, modes of infection or inoculation. Paper money, while not so fre quently placed in the mouth, be comes far more filthy than coin, and is doubtless quite as oiteu the chariot of deadly virus, when viewed from a health point of view. Until some precautionary measure is adopted, it is well for those wh value life and health to keep money out oi tneir mouths. Hope for the Dyspeptic. Boston Advertiser. It a stomach b9 not indispensable may not the time come when the scourge of dyspepsia shall be practi cally unknown? With the abolition of dyspepsia the heresy hunter would hnd his occupation a thankless one; the unfair critic would leave his bludgeon and coo like a dove; the policeman and the west end conduc tor would cultivate a memory and the motorman would stop at street crossings in wet weather; the preach er would study St. John more than Jeremiah; cab drivers would consider the rights of pedestrians; even poets would be tolerated as harmless; the anarchist orator would have to earn his living; the demagogue would bo out ot a job. The Siiuatiou at New Bedford. Boston Post. If there ever was a cause in which a cut down from 10 per cent, in tho wages of labor was unjustifiable it is the case of those cotcoii mills in New lii'dford, which have paid larg dividends for many years up to and including the yeur 1897 jasu closed. Profits which permit the payment of dividends ot b, y, 12, and even 16 per cent, do not call for a reduction of the labor cost of production If there ever was a justifiable strike of labor it is the strike of the operatives in these great dividend-paying mills against an unnecessary, unwarran ted, and distressing eut-down in their wages. Advice to the Negro. Richmond Dispatch. A sensible negro preacher in the south has been advising members of his race to stick to the farm. Good adviee. The negro is a born farmer and agriculture suits him better than any other occupation. Herein is one field at least in which he has an equal chance with the white man and in which there can be no possible dis criminations against him. In busi ness, in the professions, in the in dustrial world the color of his skin is often against him, and he must fight race prejudice. But this is not true of the farm. Our Gilts to be Held Up'. Philadflphia, Pa., Jan. 17. The Grocers' and Importers' Exchange, which adopted practical measures of relief for the starving Cubans, at its annual meeting a few days ago, has met with unexpected troubles from Havana. A cargo of provisions is ready to be shipped from Philadel phia, consigned to Consul Lee, and word has just reached . this city that the Government authorities at Hava na will refuse to permit the relief stores to enter the Custom House free of duty. Boisterous. Browning, King & Co.'a Monthly. : , "They say Jibway's new suit is tremendously loud." "Loud! Why, it would disturb the nap of a silk bat I" BIG CUBAN DEATH LIST. Mr. Ruesell Estimates 200.000 as the Nambrr. Washington Post. Hon. Charles W. Russell, Assistant United State Attorney in the De partment of Justice, returned yester day from Cuba, where he has spent two weeks investigating the condi tions prevailing on the island. In au interview Mr. Russell said: "I am very glad to be interviewed on the subject of Cuba, because I feel it a solemn duty to humanity to erdeavor to make the American peo ple realize the terrible distress which exists there. Much has on the eubject, but, judging others by myself, I feel quite sure that be cause we do not commit, and have not in our history committed, such atrocities as Spain is committing on that island, the American reading public regards the by the preconceived opinions of news papers or grossly exaggerated. "Except in the cities I cation that anv relief whatever was being afforded to the starving people. "As the country was stripped of its population by the order of concen t ration, it is easy to believe that 400,000 persons were gathered behind the forts, without being given food, medicine, or means of any kind to earn a living, except where in the larger cities some few could find em ployment in menial offices. "Judging from all I saw and beard I believe that half of the 100,000 have died as the result of starvation. "I wish merely to state in such a way as to be convincing that in con sequence of the concentration of the people some 200,000 Cubans are daily suffering and dying from dis eases produced by a lack of nourish ment, in th9 midst of what I think must be the most fertile country in the world, and that something must be done for them on a large scale, and at once, or a few months will see their extermination. 'So far as I could see they are a patient, amiable, intelligent set of people, some ot them whom I saw begging having faces like Madonnas. They are Americans, probably the oldest Americans of European descent. Constant intercourse with the United 'States has made them sympathize with and appreciate us, who are but six hours by boat from them, if we do not sympathize with or care for them. "No order or permission from Gen. Blanco can save the lives of many of them. Indeed, many are too far gone to be saved by the best care and treatment. There is no indica tion of cessation of hostilities by the insurgents If they do not voluntar ily cease, their tactics are such that Spain cannot conquer them, if at all, before the reconcentrados will have had the finishing stroke. Bits of Wisdom. Boston Transcript. It is a short lane where all the ten auts pay their rent promptly. If one expects to get a square meal, he must pay a round price for it. It is natural that a man should go wild when he has been made game of. Although a needle has an eye in its head it is not able to see its own point. A bird in the hand is worth two in the buah; but this is not the opinion of the bird. A woman's glory is her tresses. All above them at least, at the theater, are distresses. It is not eay to convince a deaf man that the bark of a dog that has attacked him is wore than his bite. S ime people are like nails. They hay to be thumped on the head to make them go straight. The Moses Will Appear. Dunn Union. Never was the State In need of good, conservative statesmen more than at present. With a Governor in control of the State who is going on the rule or ruin plan, backed by a gang ot motley office-holders who put office above principle and would wee negroes in control in all the east ern counties provided they could hold on to their office, we are truly in a deplorable condition. But a Moses will rise up In the Democratic party and lead us back to our proper moorings. Who he will be is not yet known, but the people will find him and rally arouud him for white supremacy and government by the people. A Healthy Sentiment. Charlotte Observer. There is every st here In the State a healthy sentiment against shirking the payments of honest debts, and the press of North Carolina, always conservative and faithful, is con demning, with little exception, the proposed repudiation, and is pleach ing honesty of the old-fashioned sort. repudiation Is the oS-sprlng In this State of Butlerlsm and liussellism, and they themselves came to us as a red-hot curse off the same anvil that the Lie was first forged on. They are the product of the same smithy and wrought by the same blacksmith. The old Tar Heel ship of State will clear the deck of pirates yet. Give her time. The Way It's Working. Raleigh Post. Representative Populist Statesmen from twenty States met at St. Louis on the 12th. They represent the "middle-of-the-roaders, " or that element who have not received any pie. 1 hose who attended the meet ing did not hesitate to express their want of confidence in Senator Butler, and propose to do their own negoti ating with the Republicans hereafter. In the meantime the rank and file at home who want good government will unite with the democracy and aid in wiping the deceiving pie-hunt- el s and their Republican allies from plact and power forever. This is the way it is working in these parts. Reform la Expensive. Morganton Herald.1 "Reform" has been the most ex pensive innovation that North Caro lina has monkeyed with fqr many years. "Reform" increased the cost of the Legislature of 1895 over f 15,000, and of 3897 about $ 12,000 above that of any Legislature for twenty years. But it is not so much the loss of dollars as the State's good name, which has been de bauched. An Old Idea. Every day strengthens the belief of emi. nent physicians that impure blood is the cause of the majority of our diseases. Twenty-five years ago this theory was used as a basis for the formula of Browns' Iron Bitters. The many remarkable cures effected by this famous old household remedy art sufficient to prove that the theory is correct. Browns' Iron Bitters is Kid br all dealers. LOCK JAW OP HORSES. What Causes Ic and How to Pre. vent It. Editors Sentinel. Owing to the prevalenceof Tetanus (lock iaw 1 of horses in rhia citv I fB it my duty to inform the horse , owners as to its causes and preven tion. The most frequent cause of this fatal disease is nail punctures in the feet which transmit the germ of Tetanus into the circulation and 1 find that our streets have an innum erable quantity of naiis scattered over them in the waHte and nsMfc from the ruins of tires, etc , which should, if possible, be hauled out of the city. When a horse is found to have a nail in his foot it should not he pulled out until the proper iustru oients, disinfectants and dressing are obtained. The nail should be dissected out (not pulled out) and the opening tboroue-hlv diwinteeted and filled with aseptic dressing and the whole foot covered so that it will not come in contact with the ground and thus avoid the danger ol the germ entering throue-h the xnnnH The slight- at lameness of a horse should b" attended to as soon as possible, as VV insfor. S lm 1- I nuinrr hundreds of dollars annually from tetanus in norses. Yours truly, J. W. Petty, D. Y. S. POINTED I'ARVGRH'IIS. Chicago News. The perfumer is always a man of scents. Millionaires are alwavs nmitjil t el lows. The front door mat is frequently crossed in love. All the pietu-e ia the rogues' gal lery are not steal engravings. The wie farmer l-iives no stone unturned especially the grindstone. Corn in the fit-Id i hh ':ed, but when it is made into win,, key it is shocking. The price a woman pays for a com plexion improver is always a hand some sum. Occasionally when fortune knocks at a man's door he is in a neighbor ing saloon. The counterfeiter may have been brought up well, but he always turns out queer. An old man in his second childhood is never as idiotic as the youug fath er In his first babyhood. There are heroes and heroes, tut the Ohio man who recently eloped with his mother-in-law id in a eUss all by himself. ! The Negro's Ateal Friend. , Washington Post. The negro has no real friends at i the north. We are willing to believe, ' for we see something of it here, that ' the negro does not show to advant age after crossing the Potomac and the Ohio. It seems to us that the further he wanders from the south the more bumptious and offensive he becomes, liut this is largely due to the fact that he realizes the hostile environment in which he is placed, ana in nis toolish way resents it Ihe fact remains, however. The negro's best and most genuine lriends are at the South, ami it is among the former slave-holding classes that he finds the tru st esteem and the muse helpful friend- Snip. Needed Legislation. The Sayanna News says: "Since Georgia extended her powerful arm in protection of the 'possum, other States are coming to the aid of their wild animals and 'varmints ' Tr ginia is now considering a bill for the protection of the muskrat, which has about been exterminated. It would be a verv good idea, bv the way, if Georgia and Virginia would pay less attention to the 'possum and muskrats and similar 'critters' and do something for the protection of the sheep. A sheeo protection bill, however, would come into con-. met with the 'yallow dog,' and the average Southern legislator is mor tally afraid of offonding the master of the dog." A Kentucky Wonder. Mr Noble Stallard is truelv a won der, says a Fairfield (Ivy ) correspond cent or tne Uarustown Keeord. He can solve the most preplexing math ematical problems, and one may ask mm ine time or eitner day or night and he will give them the time to the minute with remarkable accuracy. Many have held their watches on him and found that ho never makes a mistake. He cannot explain how he does it, but he never fails. So wonderful is this phenomenon that the family have cast aside tbe time piece and depeud solely on this young man's unusual faculty. Worth ltcpeating. A friend is the medicine of life. Children are q'lick interpreter. H tpp'ness is no got by ruufiing after it. Nature takes her du-.s with a s'eru baud. Angels only know how to employ leisure. Caution id the instinct of t.h weak er auimals. :: 3i a r i s Lungs If you have coughed and $ coughed until the lining mem- g brane of your throat and lungs $ as is inflamed, $j I Scott's Emulsion i $ of Cod-liver Oil will soothe, $ strengthen and probably cure. $ The cod-liver oil feeds and $ $ strengthens the weakened tis- $ $ sues. The glycerine soothes S Sv and heals them. The hypo & phosphites of lime and soda $ 3s impart tone and vigor. Don't $ m neglect these coughs. One $ $ bottle of the Emulsion may do $ t more for you now than ten can do later on. Be sure you y $ get SCOTT'S Emulsion. $ All druggists ; 50c. and fi.oo. il SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, New York. $ PERSONAL CHATS. Septimus Wiuuur. the composer of Ihe popular song "Listen to the Mock ing Bird" (written in 1S55), celebrated his golden wedding the 25th of Novem ber. William Shaw, Jr., of Pittsburg ' built and equipped a bathhouse : ...t place where the poor tiay en.y 1. 1. luxury of u bath upon tbo payment of 5 cents. : Hon. Tastz-Goro Nosse, the first Jap anese consul at Chicago, is one of tho most distinguished membi rs of tho dip lomatic staff, although lie is only S5 years old. Dr. and Airs. Parkhurst, while abroad last summer, went to Switzerland and did some mountain climbing, though not as much or as bard work as they have, done in the past. When Tennyson, in 1830, wrote this iu "Locksley Hall," "Let tho great world spin forever down tho ringing grooves of change, " he supposed that the wheels of railway cars ran in grooved rails. Swami Abhayanada of Chicago is the only woman monk in the world. Some years ago she met the famous Swami Vivehauada and after embracing Brah manisru was ordained a monk of his order. Tho death has jnst occurred at Brad ford, England, of Mr. Joshua Northrop, said to bo the oldest Methodist local preacher in the kingdom. He was born on March 19, 1799, and preached from 1820 to July last. Dr. Susan E. Edson, the well known woman phyeician, who died in Wash ington not long ago, was a personal friend of James (J. Blaine, who declared that she was tho only woman ho knew who never talked abont herself. Dr. Miner Raymond, who died re cently in Chicago, was said to bo tho oldest theological student iu this conn try. Ho began lifo as a shoemaker and ended as the head of the Garret Biblical institnto of tho Northwestern universi ty. It is said that Cbauncey M. Depew never drinks anything at a banquet ex cept tho driest kind of champagne, and if ho is to speak he drinks no wine at all nntil after he has finished his speech. Two glasses of brut champagne are usu ally his limit. "illle. Mark Twain" is what Figaro of Paris calls tho daughter of S. L. Clem ens, who is studying music in Vienna, announcing that the "very beautiful voico of this fascinating young girl of 18 will one day make her us famous on tho stago as her father is in letters. " Legrand Larow of Lamar, Mo., has a beard seven feet iu length. Mr. Larow has not shaved for 20 years. The wind is so fond of toying with this hirsute, appendage that tho owner braids it and winds it around his body, giving him tho appearance of being in the toils of a boa constrictor. The Rothschilds have mado it a rule to intermarry and have defied tho doc trine of the scientists, who have forbid den the marriage of relatives on tho ground that it debilitates a race. A Rothschild generally looks among his cousins for a wife. Uncles have mar ried nieces.nephews have married aunts. ITEMS OF INTEREST. On an average man's physical strength begins to decay at tho ago of 30. Infant schools began in Now Lanark, Scotland, in 1815; in England, not till 1818. General Honlanger's black charger, on which ho hoped to rido to a throne, now draws a Paris cab. A British naval writer savs that neither Casabianca nor his father per ished on a burning sbip. They were drowned while 6wimmiug for tho boats. Probably tho first caricaturo in manu script is to be found in an Egyptian papyrus iu the British niusoum, whero tho lion and unicorn aro represented playing a game like drafts. Among tbo re cent acquisitions of tho National Portrait gallery in Loudon urn portraits of Sir Richard Burton by Lord Leighton, of William Morris by Watts und of Coventry Patmore by Sargent. Kangaroos are being exterminated in Australia marly as fust as the seals in tho Bering Sk a. In Qui cnshind aluno 28,G5) kangaroos ami 022,(i."i:i walla Dies wi re ues.; royul last vear. Kanu:mj tails fur eoup are hi ing t.hipped to Lou don bv the ton. RAM'S HORN WRINKLES. No sacrifice is bittr whin sweetened by love. Unbidden guests give pleasure when they go. Tho pruned limb is seldom tho one that dies. A little iiiin"s happiness consists in magnifying himself. It takes both grace and grit to bear disapjioiutmi l:t well. Whej a man makes a fool of himself, ho generally docs the job well. As a matter of fact, nobody believes in a hell except for his neighbor. The commonest kind of cheerful giver Is the one who gives nothing but good advice. When w cannot do as e would, it will smooth the jolts to he willing to do as we should. One trouble with the world is that there are so many ptople in it who are content to drift down stream. Few of us gain by the mistakes ff others, but he who fails to profit by bis own mistakes will soon bo bankrupt in knowledge. Kam's Horn. NINKTY THOUSAND MKAD. Ravage of Starvation In One Cuban Province. Jacksok, Mis., Jan. 14. Major George L. Donald, Jr., of Mississippi, now in Cuba, writes that 90,000 per sons have perished by starvation In the Province of Santa Clara alone since January 1. 1807. Major Donald says one cannot go twenty steps with out meeting some poor starving woman or child begging for something to eat, and that a person cannot sit down to a meal without being asked for bread oy starving children. Kod.e Two Hours Under the Car. A Buff Cochin pullet boarded the Libert y street car near the Court house late Friday afternoon. It rode for two hours before the conductor pulled the "hobo" chicken off its roost under the car. The conductor says the pul let gave herself away every lime there was a flash of the electric current by "squalling." It is not knewn who the fowl belongs to. The Tennessee Senatorial Situation. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 17 The Democratic caucus of members of the Legislature met tonight and adjourn ed until next Wednesday night with out voting on the Senatorial nomina tion. The contest for tbe nomination is becoming exciting. The average man finds it difficult to live op to the salary he wants bis r'euds to belie re hois getting. HOME DRESSMAKING. HOW THK BHOI K FAMILY CAN l KSS WKLh AT HtLL COST. V Nwd or Look If u Shabby Even Tnoujjh Tiin-Btrn Harl-Eay to Make Old Gow r.M nil t-it In k Lik N w Wlifn On- Km wx flow It is astonishing how much can be made from s en. intriy tueless gar ments by ine woman bo knows bow. The old faded gowu that is out of style can be readily dyed with Diamond Dyes to a fashionable color and then made over so that it will look like new. Suits for boys can be made trom old ones discaided by the father, and a hath iu D amond Dyes will make them look like new. Dresses and cloaks for the little Rirls can be nir.di with but little trouble and scarcely any expense, from cast off gaiinents, of tho older folds, and when the color is changed with Diamond Dyes, the maiie-oyers will iuwuk" mry were iresn irom be dressmaker Diamond Dyes are mi.de eFneei&llv for home use, and tbe plain directions on each package make it impossible ror even the most 11 experienced to have poor luck with these dyes. They eolor anything, from ribbons. learners, ana scarts to heavy coats and gowns, and make perfectly non fading colors, even haud.somer than those made by the professional dyer. W . . FRILLS OF FASHION. lew York Sun. White broKiltnil in - - ui.-va iv I CJ I D IU cloth frowns. Medici collars and hig;h collars, In IniOHt any shape, Heem to lie a. teat re of the latest jackets White suede eloves HrP tbn fhirnr for afternoon and evening: wear, and white eued slippers are worn lor dancing;. Soniethinc new in 1 grounded" Valenciennes for trimming; uuuerwear huiI warranted to wear out the nainsook it decorates. I'lush iri lliakiriiv-M vitrnnilld AA frtr favor attain, and iihp.I in nnmMnu- tion with Venetian point lace, em- nroiuerel Willi L'ol.l and silver thread, it makes a verv rich dresa trimming;. Antique satin, jtean de soie, and satin duchet.se are lavoritd silks of the moment,, liesides the-e thre are the corded and twilled silks in Oriental patterns, which are used tor wuinid. It iinan striped tuff-tas make pretty pet I i-oats The lati st thing; in hats is a t que of white broadtail trimmed with white feathers. The low, broad fbVet ia arranging; the 1 rimming on all hats is the novelry in midwinter millinery, llijrti onesided decora tions are our ot date. RAM'S HORN BLASTS Wrniiiic Notes Calltn; tho Wicked to Repent a nee. The mind, like the lens, may be concave and scatter I rain power or convex and concentrate it. When the X rays tire ho d rfected as to reveal a man's thought, there will be a radical clilmg-e in thinking;. I l-J who casts stfaies at others, makes of himself a target (or their return. Take care of Number One, but, take care it is the right one the soul, not t he body. The confession of pisst folly may be only the pru'essiou of present wisdom. Who would rtfinc 1he oflVr o eternal lite, if he could put a mort gage on it ? For an Epitaph: ' lie believed in a free gospel: it, never cost him a cent.'' The Htateineiits of those who have been cured by Hood's Sarsaparillu prove the L'reut merit of this Mediciue. Oft only Hood's. A McKinley Madge. Lenoir Topic. Our friend, Hilly I'restwood, who we all know was loud in his advocacy ol McKinley and the gold standard last fall, gets i.fl the following: He and a friend passed by where a neighbor was working, and noticing that ttie neighbor's trousers hail patch on top f patch on them, Hilly asked his friend it he knew what that was on their neighbor's pants. I'pon his friend saving no, Billy says, "That's a McKinley Hadge." One Way to Fii It. Pearson's Weekly. "Hi idget, you've broken as much china this morning as your wages amount to. Now, how can we pre vent t his occurring again?" "Oi don't know, mum, unless yez raises me wages " Cure sick ln-ail.-iclin, taste in tho innutli, coated tongue, gas hi tlin stomach, difttreaa and lnliKf'Ktim. Do Pills not weaken, but liavo tonic effort. 2ft ents. Tha oolf 1'iIU to taku with liuud'l Sartapwllla. Feed. Feed. Feed. Hay, Fodder, Torn, Oat?, Flour. Meal and all kinds of Mill l-'eed for sale cheap by (i. b Dl'bb & CO. Cor. 5th and Trade Sts. Cush'paid .for all kind of grain. Notice. Having been qualified as administrators on the estate of W. A. Pfaff .deceased, nil perons having claims aKHinst the estate of said deceased are hereby notilied to present them duely verified to either of ua within twelve months from the 21st day ot lec.. 1S!i7, or this notice will he plead in bar of their recovery. And all persons indebted to said deceased are requested to make pay ment of same to us at once. J. E. PKAFF 1 , . K. C. DC LL , Adm" This 21st day of Pec., lHi7. Benbovv & Hall, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, WINSTON, N. C. Will nrulin in O,o Cutn 'o,,.J rv..11 i - ... . . . v, , l at l cum at courts. Prompt attention will he given to the collection of claims. OJice, 2d floor jacousoo umiy Uiocic. ELY'S CKKAM HAT.M U m poltlvecnr. Apply Into the nostrils. It ia qnickly absorbed. 60 Cf nU at nrninrfctB or by mail ; .amplea 10c, by malL MLTC liliOTUEUS, 66 Warren bu, Kew Yotjc CitJ.J InJOOdrS