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VOL. XXIIV--THIRD SERIES.
SALISBURY, N C , THBRSDAY MARCH 9, 1893.
C&storla la Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. , It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
- other Ifsrcoti substance. It is a harmless substituto
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups,' and Castor Oil.
It Is Pleasant, Its guarantee is thirty years' us by
Milliona of -Mothers. Castoria is the Children's Panacea
tho Mother's Friend, -
"CaetcrlaLsio -11 sulapt-d tc ehlMrec that
I njcorauif.-atl it as euixsrioto anjr prescription
to mo." TL A. Aacnss, 2L D.,
Ill Imt. OzTord St., Brooklyn, N. Y.'
"TliuEsof "CastoriA' la so universal and
lt tneri! no well tnofra.that it accim a yrcrk
of s-iiwrc satioai to endorse it. Few are the
lEt;i'j;rnt ramilip -who do Cot keop Castoria
within eas reach."
Caxlc Hamttv, D. D.,
Ne York City.
"Is tlie Pkc3 to Got Monuments,. Tombstones, &c
A large stock of VERMONT MARBLE to arrive in a few days Weuarantee
th";-,' t ry respect and positively will !io(beJuiK!ersol(l.
Of uli kf"'v a specialty' -
: . C. 13. WEBB & CO.,
Til liw:;h jut .nWnjin f-Jr t!i tctji of nil
fct.n L'Sis.w !L'rp.ic. r.nr,a:c Titr . "tiL. .Ltt.uSl-
v-'r.l r'.toa. Tetter. K-nd. ec.. rtc
.iHiUW i. Hie ytfcui ruiodiV.
Ijiditft wbot. iyvitE r fxrtto?4 R.vd ybcM tlooj ! la
lftC r-r.pertS d P. P. P PriAl Aih, Pi Rooi
Win. Prle. T.uttsTllle. Mo., writes: I was af
pnicted wtihaiiatlca.ftnd hudl ft the ase ot my
nrm; abd -bnft-trR' for nine years. I went to U.
orrlntrs and .iK-ntrtf d different doctor". ut. lounj
no cure until I tried Botanic Blood H;itm. It made
me spuad and well. I am well known here-
. : V
8AVANUAIT, Ga., April 26, 1S39.
llaving used three botttes of P. P.P.
for impure -h ootl ami general weakness.
rwi haviu-j; derived great benefits from
ihe sumf, having gained 11 pounds in
weight in four weeks, I take j:r,?at pleas
ure iiueconiuieuding it to unfortunates
like - Your;? trulv,
' JOHN MORRIS.
Office of J.N. MeElrojstDruggit.,V
- Orlanda, l'la.,. A-pnJ 20, 1SS)1.
"Messrs. LVpptu.au Bros., "s?avainuih, Ga..
Dear Sirs I sold three bottles of P. P.
P., large size yesterday, aud one bottle
The P. P. P. cured ray wife of rheuma
tism winter before last. It catr.ebaek on
her the past winter, and a half bottle,
$1.00 size, relieved her again, a'nd the iias
not had a symptom since.
I sold a bottle of P, P. P. to a friend of
miiie,'on6 of his turkeys, a s:nail one
took Mek,and his wife gave ita teaspo n-
- ful, that was in tbe evening, and the lit
tle fellow turned-over like he was dead,
but next morning was up hollering anu
well. Yours respectfully.
j. n. Mcelroy.
Savannah, Ga., 17. 1S91.
Mea -ts. Lippman Bios , Savannah.Ga.:
Dear Sirs I have satlVred fituu rheu
matism for a long time, and did not find
- a cme until I found P.T. P., which com
pletely cured me. Your-: trulv; .
ELIZA F. JONES.
1C Orange St;, Saya mab, Ga
mm mm &gm
tie keg a (jRyy iUiuUhj
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Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
Sour StomatAx, Diarrhoia, ErucaSion,
Zii Worms, cTe iTocp, til proiaotea dl
Without injurious medication.
"For aereral years I have recommend!
your 'Castoria,' axid cliall always continue tc
d ao aa it has inyariably produced boueflei
Edttis F. Pakdes, 1L D.,
YZXb. Street and Ttk' Jlva., New York City
CoMffAJfT, 77 Kcxiu.t Stt.ett, New Your Cut
IT IS A DCJTrcn owe ywirsc2f and fam
ily to et tho best value i'or your monfer.
Kceuoiuizd in Tour foonvenrby purchnainc
VV. JL. Deatrlas fchoes, vflit i represent th
fopt ts! tor pric?3 asked, as t!iit3BBU -testf
CSSAHJS NO SUBSTITI7Xj3.3
W- ko DOUGLAS
S3 SHOE cAen,
TiZ BEST SHOE W TSE F08 THE BONET.
A genuine sewed shoe, that trill not rip, Cn
ealf, teamlcss. cmootb inside, flexible, mora com
fortable, stylish and durable than any other shoe ertr
old at the rrice. Equals custom made ahooscotttni
from $4 to $r.
8fll anl JP5 TCanA-eeweA, flnecalf shoes. The
most stvlijJi, easy and durable aho? ever sold
ct the price. They equal fiaa imported fihoos coitloc
from $8 to Jill.
1 fi I'olfea Slioe, worn by farmers and aft
;a ether who want a good beary calf, threa
ecled, exteuaioa edf Bhoe, easy to walk ia, aad will
keep the feet dry end warm.
g 5& 3 Fiae Calf, and C2.00 Work.
Cmm i nsmea'n Shoes will give more wear for the
Honey than any other make. They are made for se
vice. The Increasing sale ahow tlifit worklngmen
hare found thlacnt. - -
W ?... ana Vontba $1.75 geheol
Uww L.Uoem are worn by tho boys every
where? The atost f erriceable shoes sold at tho price.
c2iil63 -2.G'J and SI. 75 Shoes tot
Misses are made of the best tHrojola or fine Calf, aa
, d.eaircd. TheTereTerystyilsh.comfortabloanddiu-a-blo.
from f i.00 to S6.0U. tidies who wish toeconooiiae la
their lootwear are finding thi out.
Caatiaa. W. L.Douglafi' name and the price 1
stamped on the bottom of each shoe ; look for it
. when yon buy. Bewareof dealers attempting to sub
Btitate other makes for them. Such substitutions are
. fraudulent and subject to prosecution by law for ob
taining money under false pretences.
VV. 1 DOUGLAS llrecluou. fllaaa. Sold by
Cures all Female Cutnpiaintaand Monthly
irregularity Leuearrhc: orV hites, Painia
Back or Sides, strengthens the feeble, builda
up the-wholi Bystcru. It has cured thousands
and will cure you. Druggists have it. Send
stamp for boolc." - x
DB. J. r. EUOrGCCLE & CO- Loalstilla, Kj.
O O 0 0 oooooo
sm. u w V H B kkll
- - - '
To crrroconstipai ten prxsinsr the bow- w
power of motioik A. grentla aperient )
' ST2 J.only required. "Tntt'a Tiny w
frj' fiJJfaro prepared rith rpecial
views to tho permanent euro of Q
COSTTENEGS and tIZADACHS.
TSey cr mild okA remain in iao eyn
4 i011"111'11 act on tho liver, cause W
Oa natural flow of bile and their tonio A
properties impart power ts the bow-Q
els to rtmoro unlieaitliy accxtaKiIa-W
Otions.Gooa eppetito and tLirstioa r
result from t ho use of these little pilt3. 0
rrice, 83c. OlUce, S3 rexk Tlace, N. Y.
LE MARBLE WORKS
.- myf w
The old New York Hotel, a famous
resort for Southerners, has been closed.
T!:irf hnnalr(a nr b:itinrr iht wlinla
territory of the great lehowstone
-m v a a aa a . a v
Strawberries covered with falling
fnionr were recently on sale ia El Paso,
A telephone line, 350 miles long.
has been opened between Lhicaga and
The John S. Barbour Club, of Nor
folk Va., has chartered tho steamer
Louise for their trip tothe inaugura
tion. y '
Ex-Con pressman Barlcsdale, of
Mississippi, died at his Yazoo planta
tion, of heart failure, aged 70 year.
Owing to the lack of appropriation
a number of. squares' in Washington
will be without lights afc night in the
There is said to be a two-headed
woman in Louisiana who sings in a
cuuicii cuoir, ana nas rwo oiatinct
.voices tenor ajjd soprano.
A Texas man has applied for a di
vorce on the ground that he is in poor
health and his wife is unable to sup
A youth of ninety-one married a
girl of hinety-six summers the other
day in Indiana, and it is reported thev
did not ask consent of their parents.
In the United States and Canada
to-day there are 600 young men in
every 1,0QP who have reached the age
or inirty and who jire ti!l unmarried.
Gov. William McKiniey. of Ohio.
has arranged lo turn all his property
over to trustees to be applied to the
payment of the Walker Stamping
Company, of ifoungstovn,0hto, which
It is reported that a lamb was born
in Forsyth county last week that had
the head and neck of a pointer dog and
it hams covered with hair, the balance
of tiie body with wool The curiosity
was accidentally killed but will be pre
served in alcohol.
Charlotte-News: Sirs. Mary Mason
was arraigned before Enquire 'Maxwell
this morning, on charts, of popping
awiiy at youug D n Scott, with a re
volver. The ca-e ws a plain ouand
the magistrate required a-bund of $25
for her Mppearaiice for trial before
Judge Me.ties. lJ.m was not hint.
The tin mines of this country will
not produce enough, fo Agent Aver re
e in me nds the repeal of duty .n tin,
which is one of the remaining iv-pub-licaii
iniquities and burdens.
Davidson college is to have a lake
a really, truly lake ni;de to order.
Tlie name of it will be. Lake Wilev, in
honor of Mr. S. H. Wiley, of Salis
bury, who contributed $500 toward
the work. Morganton Herald.
Greensboro Record: Mr. PI. Jacobs
has a bed spread made by a friend of
his containing 5,HK) pieces. It is hand
.ewed, every seam prfssed, and then
tross-stitched. He worked on it at odl
times for three years. It is valued at
$500, and will be sent to the World's
lb air. ' . " '
A "-St. Louis paper says if yon want
to get. rid of rats, don't try to poison
them, for they are too smart to be.
fooled with poison, but fix up a nn-e
dish for them, seasoned with tartar em
etic. They eat heartily, and then thf-y
feel like a land lubber on his first trip
on sea. The world has no charms for
them, they would rather be dead than
alive, and in their deep disgust with
the surroundings, as soon as they are
able to toddle, they take t leir families
and move to some of your neighbors
wrho don't feed them that way.
Allen W. Thnr.nan, of Ohio, son of
the Old Roman, thought out a plan to
solve the financial problem, which, he
says, with the free coinage of both
metals would put gold and silver at
parity in twenty-four hours and end
the strife between them. His proposi
tion is that ilrer shall be the bais for
national bank circulation. The banks
are to be required to deposit in the
United States treatury J0 per cent in
such dollars upon which they are to be
permitted to issue 100 per cent of
notes. This, Mr. Thurmaii s;ivs, would
alwaysinsure specie payments.
Editor Dana hurls this paragraph
at the head of the vegetarians: What
in tlie mischief are we to eat nowa
days? After listening to the vegetar
ians who say we shouldn't tat meats,
and to the sun ripeners who warn us
against eating -underground growths
like potatoes and turnips, we hear the
voice of another food reformer who
sarsjwe must uot eat anything made
of grain, such as wheat bread, corn
dodgers, flapjacks, oat cakes, ' pea,
meal -ban nocks or macaroni, all of
which are hard of digestion and bad
for the health. Go to grass, he hum
bugs all and herds with Nebuchadnez
zar. Give us all things that are good,
wholesome, nourishing, tasteful and
hightoned, such things as make a
white person, or even a colored person,
feel haDDV and brave. .Give us a
show. Let flks looe in. the animal..)
vegetable gramnirorons, eocoanut,!
chestnut aud apple suss kingdoms,"
Frefa our Regular Correspondent.
The United States Seriate has been
credited with never jdoing anything
hastily, but, unless thcjse usually well
informed'are entirely jrrong, there has
been a lightning change in the senti
ment of qute a nuntberof senators
toward the treaty for. the annexation
of Hawaii. Ten days; ago the oppos
ition to the ratification of the treaty
appeared to be insignificant, to-day it
is regarded as having sufficient strength
to have "hung up" th treaty for this
session. It requires tyo-thircU of the
senate to ratify, and many believe that
it would beJmposstbsfe if a vote was
taken to get even a majority in favor
of ratification. Politics have appar
ently nothing to do with thet ppos
itiou, although with the exception of
Senator Morgan, of Alabama, who is
one of the Behnng sea arbitrators and
who consequently had to leaveor
Europe before the matter was settled,
no democrat is strongly in faror t f
immediate action on the treaty. Sen
ator Ailison, of lonra, heads the re
publican opposition, which includes
some of those senators popularly known
as anti-Harrison men. Only a small
fraction of the opposition is based upon
dislike to annexation; the most of it
appears to come from those who be
lieve that it will be better to go a little
slow in this matter, now that it is in
such a shape that there is little danger
of a. foreign country pickiuy up
Hawaii. It therefore is doubtful
whether the treaty will be acted on at
The populists reprtsentatives are
rigiit in the light made in the.House
against the She. man amendment to
the Sundry Civil bill authorizing the
secretary of the treasury to issue
$50,000,000 in a pr cent goid bonds,
to which they and many of the silver
men are unalterably opposed. I he
greatest interest is centered in this
light, because, if there is no comprom-
ise or taei:u own on either side it is
bound to result in the failure of the
Sundry Civil hill, and consequently an
early extra season ot congress, the re
sult of which no man is in a position
fo predict with even the remotest de
gree of certainty.
A good bit of misinformation,"
said a citizen of Atlanta, Ga., at pres
ent in Washington, "has been given
the country concerning my fellow
tewjisiuaii, Hoke Smith. He is con
stantly referred io ws an eJiior. He is I
no more an editor than he is a printer!
or a-blacksmith. Me is krst a lawyer
aud next a politician. Several years
ago he became t tie owner of the plant
ot an unsuccessful daily paper, which,
by a liber al expenditure of salaries to
men possessed of the know-how faculty
has been placed upon a self sustaining
basis. His only connection with the
paper has been that of financial back
er, an 1 I am quote sure he never wrote
a paragraph for it, although he has, of
course, dictated its general political
policy. Smith is a delightful fellow to
meet and will, I think, become very
popular in Washington."
It is not often that an office holder
declines a proffered pronation which
carries an increase of salary and high
honor, but that is just what Assistant
Secretary Wharton, now acting secie-j
ta--v ot slate, has done. President'
H irri-on was willing to nominate Mr.
Wharton to the v.cauey made by the
resignation of Secretary of State Fos
ter, who has gone to Paris to tke
charge of the case of the United States
before the lieiiring ea arbitration tri
bunal, but Mr. Wiiartou said no. His
action is uot remarkable, however, un
der the circumstances. If he became (
secretary of state he would be out of j
oflice tlie moment that Judge (jcresham
qualified, whereas he may continue to
be assistant secretary for a long time
to come, as no precipitate changes arn
ever ni ule in the department otv -tate.
A great head has brother Wharton; he
considers a $5,000 salary preferable
to the empty honor of ex-secretary.
Many of the prominent populists
who attended the meeting of the bi
metallic league and of the reform
press associat ion, held here last week,
are still in Waslungtou, and some of
them will remain tothe inauguration,
getting pointers for 1897, when Gen.
Weaver says they expect to inaugurate
a populist President.
President Harrison has Issued a
proclamation tailing an extra session
of the sea-ite of -the Fifty-third con
gress to meet at noon on March 4, to
act on the nominations made by Pres
ident Cleveland, and to transact such
other business as he may present. Tlie
opposition to Judge Gresham, which
at one time threatenei to reach such
. i z .U i,;.
is to maive 11401.
bable, has entirely
died out, and it is now ceitam that no
objection will be made to the confirma
tion of his nomination.
The usual exciting ruh and general
hurly-burlv- of the closing h.mrof
congress has begun. It is now the
season of shady congressional jobs,
aud tlie corridors of the capitol are full
of anxious men, and there are women
also i lit rested in that little bill,
which thev persistently press upon the
attention of congressmen at every op
portun.tv. The great majority of
these people are 4 omed to disappoints
meat and, although it seems almost
cruet to sav it, few. of them deserve
Employer aad Employe.
Why is it that we find so many
men out of employment and why i it
that some find it so difficult to retain
a position when ouce secured? The
reasons are many.
In the first instance there is not suf
ficent employment for the unem
ployed, and we are not overlool ing the
fact that a great portion of tiie idle
class are so from preference.
In the. second case, which is very
important, and deserving the most
careful consideration, the employe is
most often at fault It is strictly the
duty ot the salaried person to take the
same int rest in the business in which
he is engaged as though it was his
owu, and not be afraid that he will do
a little more than the amount of his
We once knew a cotton mill super
intendent who seemed to have an easy
time of it. A woolen mill-superintendent
who envied him his position
asked him what was the most difficult
tiling about cotton mill superintend
ing, when hednly answered, "Getting
From our observation we should
say that keeping a position after it was
obtained was the moat difficult part of
the undertaking. Few peopltr deliver
in the shape of service what they bar
gained to deliver hence we see good
men secure good positions and keep
them for a year or two and lose them.
They wer not discharged and they d.d
not leave. "Big heads is sometimes
the cause; big head seldom gives one
dollar's worth tor one dollar, hence dis
satisfaction follows; big head gets so
important that he thinks time tables
were not made for him. In fact, he
sometimes gets more important than
his employer; when he gets to this
stage he is ripe, and should quit and
get a position as an oil drummer.
There is another class of men who
are smart enough, but they have al
ways some business outside of the mill
to attend to. In fact, they are trying
to serve two masters equally well, and
110 one has yet sncceeued iuioing it.
Theresultis, thetime table is neglected
uud pay day looked for as it' it was the
most important thing in life, all of
which is noticed by the emp.oyer, and
the employe is put in the balance and
found wanting, and a chauge of posi
tion is the result, briuging a loss to
A great many good men lose posi
tions because they do not give a dol
lar's worth for a dollar. This may
come about in niaoy different ways,
but no matier what the cause em
ployer and employe suffer alike both
in mind and finances, and there is a
breaking up of homes and changes to
new localities, all of which could be
avoided by a proper understanding of
what constitutes thine and mine.
The Eight Kiud of itelfjion.
In a recent lecture on "The Power
of tlie Holy Ghost," Mr. Moody said :
"When the Holv Ghost is working
in a man and through him then comes
the conviction. A great many Chris
tians want forgiveness for their sins,
but are not willing to forgive their
neighbors. I'M tell you right here, that
if your religionisu't strong enough to
make you forgive a man, you've got a
counterfeit and not the real Holy
Ghost religion, and that's all there is
about it. But if your heart is filled
with love for your fellows you can get
a lot in tlieiu. You won't go around
backbiting yonrneighbors and swin
dling people. You won't work off an
old lame horse on a man for a sound
ix year old. When Christ comes he
gives you liberty. Do any of you
preacher- know what it is to preach
without liberty? You know what it
is to have a grum'ding, critieiing,
backbiting, f.iult-findiug congregation.
And, do you know, h great many
preachers are fond of this sort of work.
Almost every preacher who can't
preach go?s to writing editorial in
religious p ipers. telling other preach
ers how they ought to preach. What
would the "day of Penticost have
amounted to it James had said to
John: kI tell you what it is, John, I
don't think Peter is up to the mark to
day? He isn't fas logical as he might
be, and his delivery isn't very good.
An 1 here he's got the m st infl ieniial
congregation he ever had in his lite.' "
Smiles of llic Sunny South.
A. Georgia nia'i said that his reason
for not joining church was that the
editor had just whipped the devil out
3 Inquiring Child What is a Bour
Intelligent Parent A Bourbon, my
child, is one who does not chaugi his
opinions promptly enough to suit his
A bi" squad nf newspapers corre
spondents left San Frnci-co for Hon
olulu recently. -Perhaps this was why
Minister Stevens established the pro
tectorate. , - i
"The proper study of mankind 1
man," yet man persists in thinking al
most all the titn about wom-m.
Ex-Secretary Whitney, who ha
bee t much prostrated since his wife's
death will go to Jacksonville, FI-?M and
from there take a cruise in the South
ern sas with Ii. M. Hanna, the
Cleveland iron m later, in Am steam
The new cabinet is now completed
and is as follows: -
Secretary of ' State, Waiter Q.
Secretary of Treasury, John. G.
Secretary of War, Daniel S. Lament.
! Secretary of Navy, Hilary A. Her
11 uen, aiaoama. ,
Postmaster General, Wilson S. Bis
sell, New York.
Secretary of Interior, Hoke Smith,
Attorney General, Richard Olney,
Secretary of Agriculture, J. S. Mor
The Alabama legislature has paused
an election law that will disfranchise
illiterate co!ored.voters to the number
of about 40,000. "
The Texas legislature adopted a
joint resolution to take ten days recess
from Feb. 28, to enable the members
to attend the Cleveland inauguration.
Judge Hazen decided in favor of the
republican house of Topeka, Kan.,
Saturday, granting an injunction re
straining the State treasurer from pay
ing outmoney under the salary bill
passed by the populist hoiue aud sen
ate. Gov. Osborne,"! of Wyoming, has
decided, on the advice of his attorneys,
to postpone the appointment of a
United States senator until the vacancy
actually exists 1y the expiration of the
term of F. E. Warren, republican.
The story told in Topeka, Kan., that
Gov. Leweiling was about to letract
his action in signing the agreement
with the republican house, but was
dissuaded by Mr. Cubbisou, who told
him that if he did so a thousand men
would be killed.
Literary Relic of the Confederacy.
The Winston Sentinel has leen
shown by "Cheup John" Beard a
pamphlet containing 212 pages, en
titled "Scriotural Views of National
Trials, or tlie Tru Road to the-inde-pendence
aud Peace of th'i Confederate
States of America." The work was
written by the late Rev. C. H. Wiley,
D. D., in lStW, who was at that time
state superintendent of public schools.
The pamphlet was printed by Sterling,
Campbell & Albright, of Greensboro.
On the inside of 'the cover page is
the following: "Entered according to
act of congress in the year of 1S63,
by Calvin H. Wiley, in the clerk's of
fice of the district court of the Confed
erate states, for the District of Pam
lico, N. C.
One of Dcpew s Political Stories.
One of Chauncey M.Depew's polit
ical etories is s follows: Tlie teacher
of the district school up at Peekhiil
called up the time brightest boys in
his class one day aud sa:d:
"Tom, you are a republican?" "Yes,
"And Jim, you are a prohibitionist?"
"And Sam, you are a democrat?"
"Well. now. the one of you that can
give me the K best reason why he be
longs to his party can have this wood
ctiuck I caught on my way to school
this morning.' Now, Tom, why are
you a republican?" "I am a repub
lican," said the boy, "because the re
publican party saved the country in
the war, abolished slavery and brought
about the resumption of specie pay
ments and has done everything for the
gaud of the country."
"That's very good," sail the teacher.
"I am a-prohibitionist," said the pro
hibition 1)0 glibly, because-rum is till
ing the j iils and filling tlie poorhouses
and ultimately it will rum tin' country,
and if we could have prohibition we
would not need any firison or poor
homes. J Every body would be well
"That is a Jgool reason," said the
"Now what is the reason you are a
democrat, Sam? '
" Well, sir," was the reply, 'i am a
democrat because I want I tie wod
ciiuck." Xeic York World.
"A Daubie Story Head."
The Henry county. (Ga.) Weekly is
responsiole tor this item:
The oth r day the writer met a very
sunll "cuffvre" carrying a very large
armful of oookswhieh brought forth
"Gooig to school?"
"Yas sat, boss."
"Do you study all those books ?"
"To.s tr. dev'.s u-v brudd.er's. I'se a
ignorance kind er nigu'er side him,
boss. Yer ysz imgh'er'iee dat nigger
dg-'frin.1 ile done o-ie aji' clean
cyphered thro' addition, partition, mij
sitotiou, abomination, justification,
iailucination. derivation, jrreation, hui
.mtatiou and adoption.' Leijune tell
you what's de God's trufe; while man,
dat dere brudder er mine is sho got er
douoie-stoi v he .d 011 i in w en it con es
ter fAackilatin". '
A bov named Sam Do Id. only 8
year old", is now serving a s -ntene f
one year in the Kentucky p-nitentiary,
hayiqg been convicted cf grand larceny.
Pretty Dl Men" These. "
TJie Cleyeland cabinet averages up
pretty well liuivoirdupois. Th?com
bined weight of- the eight members is,
accord 1 ni to th mm t-d;.,M,.
iinnd. l.uoo pounds, or nn average of
about 103 pounds. : Mr. Bissell & the
heavy weight, tipping the beamitt S25;
Hoke Smith is -the next heaviest with
225 pound; Col Herber?.lSO; Mr.
Olney, 165; Mr. Carlisle, 160; Judge
Gresham,' 1G0; Mr. Morton, 170, ?d
Col. Lnmont, 150. The average weight
uf the previous cabinet was 165
The two cabinets are very similar in
one important particular; the members
are personal friends ol the president as
well as his political allies. - Mr. Cleve
land was very much5 at home in the
company of his former cabinetininis
ters; - m fact- they were as sa many of
.... ....ally, iuere-was not the same
formality about cabinet meetings that
has characterized nearly every other
administration.-- A member of the'
Arthur cabinet who served witlrJudge
Gresham is very curious to know if the
same familiarity will exist between
Gresham and Cleveland was the case
with Messrs. Bayard and Cleveland.
r Ma i '. ... .
Stop Abtisia? the Fanner.
It is strange to us that so many
"gifted writers and" great men," at
leat in their own estimation, mate so
many attacks upon the farmers.
Would that they could get through
some-day and not alwavs ! kicking
against the farmers. The farmers are
not the "driving wheel," but he is the
"wheel driver.". He does not make the
laws, but he labors for himself and
ihose who do make the laws and they
could not get along without him." So
iiwrHj-.with this nonsense, andif you
think it so easy and pleasant to farm,,
"go to work;" put yourtelf in their
place and show them how to live by
"your great farming,15 which seems to
be so much like doing nothing. WhaU
the farmers ned is not advice all the
time and abuse because they do not do
any betW, 5ut they need somebody ta
take hold and lielp them up, not -tear
them down. Give them an example by
going to work yourselves and by and
by things wilt change, arid all will re
joice together as friends and co-workers.
Western Free Lance.-
In the Legislature -
Tuesday the House tabled the Senate
bil 1 to make 0 per cent the legal rate
of interest. The debate ' oii it began
last 'night and was contiuaed today.
The house also tabled the bill to al
low the governor to order special
court?, for speedy trials ofHiuurder and
outrage cases, the iuteulion- '.being to
prevent lynchings. ' 'a
The bill to make an appropriation
for the completion of the school i for
deaf-mutes, at Morganton, of 35,000 '
was increased to 40,000. .The school I
is to , be .ready for use irr eighteen
months, with accommodations for 300
pupils. .' ' ' r,
A bill passed its final reading incor
porating the. AUanticReidsville. and
Yancey rille, railway. , -
The insurance bill alVo' passed its -final
reading. It gives the Secretary
of State complete jurisdiction "of insur
ance companies, and ' also nrescribes a
standard form o fire insurance policy
it does, not attempt to prescribe forms -
of life insurance policies. ?
Rich tfea. : '"'...
. The richest man in the world, it hV,
stated, is Han Quay, aChinese banker, .
worth the almost inconceivable sum of 1
one billion dollars. A great number "
of .the largest banks in the Chinese
Empire are believed- to be-under his
control. John I. Rockefeller, who
started without a doJlar has amassed an
enormous fortune estimated at about
one . hundred- and nuy million dollars,
and he spends only one, hundred thou
sard dollars per inuum, so that his
jealth keeps piling up at a tremen-
dous rate?- Mr. Rockefeller is about
fiftv-six years of age. If tie lives un
til he is seventy, his wealth, it isesti
niated, will amount to nearly- three
hundred million dollars. Viscount
Belgrave, grandson of the"-" Duke of
Westminsttr, it he lives to inherit hia.
patrimony, will be one of the richest
men-in the world, as byjhe time he .
attitins his majority the leases of the "
Westminster estates -will1 'have' run
out, and the income of the" property,
now estimated at about five thousand
dollars a day, will then benarly-twen-ty
times that amount. Amongst mon- -nrch,
the"Shah of Persia and the Czar "
of Ruia are the tiiost Wealthy theii .
respective incomes being estimated at
between ten j4 . fifteen millions of
dollars a year. . . '.
"Dead Man Claim."
"Dead Man Claim' the name given
to a rich inirwe in Ladville was dis
covered 6y a broken down miner while
digging a grave. A tuner diel vhen
there v ere several feet of tnow on the
ground. lj is comrade laid his loiy
iii a snowbank, and hired u man for
twenty d' Har-s to diga give. p ,'r.
gitting the corpie and his bargain. In
thought only of tlwejact that" fcri h-j.i
struck it rich." Chicago) Herald.- "
Southwest Georgia comet tothe.frcmt
with a hog that has two pan. . A -i - m
oped heads. It is said-to b- 1 ,
erty f anegi-o in Schley covjjty.