l i.e Government Has the Powetv
In the oaae of United States vs. Gettys-
burg Electric Bail way Company, in which
was involved the question whether the gov
ernment had the power to take and preserve
the battefleid of -Gettysburg by the exercise
of the power of eminent domain, Mr. Justice
Supreme Court of the United 8tatee. says:
' ' 'The tend to be attained by this proposed
use, as provided for by the act of Congress,
is legitimate, and lies within the scope of the
C asUtajtion. The battle of Gettysburg was
one of the greatest battles of the world.
The numbers contained in the opnostng
armies wn; great; tbe sacrifice of life as
dreadful, while the bravery, and indeed hero
ism, dismayed by both the contending forces,
rank with the highest exhibition of those
qualities ever made by man.
The Only One of His Kind.
Prof. jr. W. Hoffman, of Tuskegoe Insti
tuts, the only distinguished negro scientific
agriculturist of America, has been elected a
member of the Massachusetts Horticultural
Society in recognition of the work he is do
ing for toe race along scientific lines and for
ortginatir.fr a new variety of strawberry a
few years ago, now cultivated from New
Jersey to Florida and along tbe Pacific const.
Prof. Hoffman's worth has been recognized
by members ta leading societies in this coun
try and Europe.
Owing) to a two years' drouth on the Paet
fle side bf Nicaragua, tbe coffee erop has
been much reduced, and Instead of the 200,
000 expected, It is not bettered that the erop
will exceed 100,0 0 quintals.
Albia, Iowa, is afflicted with a painful a is.
ease, which the doctors there eafi the "pinic
sye. The eyes gat very sore and give grat
pain. A Urge number of people have th
disease, and it Is spreading rapid v.
Btats or Ohio, Citt or Toledo, 1
Lucas Couwtv. m
Frakk J. Chbvbt makes oath that he is the
senior partner of the firm of F. J. Chsnkt A
to:, doing business In tbe City of Toledo,
County and State aforesaid, and t hat said rirm
willparthe sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
LARS for each and erery esse of C ttarrh that
Mrorn to nefore me ana xubeoribed in my
presence, this 6th day cZ Decemb-r, A. D. IMS.
ii A. W, Uliaso.v,
Hall's Cat arra Cure Is taken Internally and actt
directly en the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system Send for tet-monials, free.
r F. J. f.'nEN k v A Co., Toledo. O.
tafSold by Druggists, 7 jo.
Hew Merit (emits.
"Mt fa' her sot a box or TtTTERiwn from a
Mend who had obtained It somewhere in the
West. Hie bat had eczema very bad a lone
time, and Trtbrihs is the only thin: that
bat ever iencfiied him.
"Please tend by Express C. O. D. half-dozen
boxes. Iwe no doub' but it will be the means
f sel ing a fieat deal of it here." Very
truly. MBS. L- C. Malcolm.
691 Cranston St.. Providence, R.L
1 box by, ninil for 60?. in stamp.
J. T. Sbcftrth a. Savannah, Ga.
The Confederate Ke-Unlon.
Great nrenarations are beine made in Rich
mond for the annroachins Confederate Re-
Union. rTnn TiMES, the leadintr paper of
Virginia, is eivina more 9Dace to it than any
other papier. The price of the Dailt Times
is So per year; twice-a-week One Dolla
Kiit Is the Time te Care Vonr Cerne
with i: inler orns. It takes them oat perfect-
ly and givjes comfort. Ask your dragjist. i-c.
Horse racing does not prosper In New
England, and the Charter Oak Par, at
uamorai conn. . is oirerea tor sale.
Strrrcn&vts from Cocoa. Soke Tbhoat,
- a, I
etc.. should be constantly supp' ed with
"tfruviS Bronchial Ttnehe?" Avoid imitations.
Hothouse peaches are now on sale in New
York City at 91.75 aolece, or f 12 a dozen.
When ai article has been sold for 81
In spite of competition and cheap Imitations, it
mutt hay superior quality. Dobbins' Electric
Soap bat ibeen constantly made and sold sinoe
IBSJ, Ak hour grocer or it. Best of all.
There is promise of an unusually large to
crop in Connecticut this vear.
I , 1
FITS p1loincd free b Dit. Kust'n Oreat
Nerve RfcSTORiR. Noflt-t after flrit flae-use.
Marvelous our. Treatise and $2.0trTnJ bot
tle free. pr. Kline. 931 Arch St.. Phlla.. Pa
j i i i ssasttttrs - 1 -
Every .Met her Shut Id Alwsys Have
a bottle of Parker's Ginger Tonic. Nothing re
good for pain, weakness, colds and sleeplessness
Piso's Chre cured me of a Throat end T.nnc
trouble of three years' etanding. E. Ciaoy,
Huntington, tnd., Nov. iz, isbi.
Mrs. Wihslow's Soothing Syrnp for children
tning, sortens tne gums, reduces innmm
ilon. allays pain, cures wind colic. S". a ho"
y watch declining health o
So many are cut ofl
hmnt'ou in early years that
r.n cuul1 or uT'etv. In
if bi-ages, wt; in uut Leyoua
the reach of medioine. Hood's Sarsa
will restore the quality and
of the blood and thus give
good health. Bead the following letter :
"Tt is kn inaf to wrlt-A nhont mv
daughter 1 Cora, asrod 19. She was com
pletely run doWn, declining, ha 1 that lired
feeling, sjad friends sai l he would not
live over! three months. S'ae hai a bad
and nothing seemed to do her any good.
I happened -to read about Hoad's Karsapa-
rilla and had her trivelt a trial. From the
very first jdose she began to get hotter,
after taking a few bottles she wa? com
pletely care I and her health ha? been the
est everf sinoe." lias. Addis Psok;
15 Railroaf Place, Amsterdam, N. I. ' .
"I will bay that
my mother has not
aa strog words as I
itat'vi my eaie in
would have done,
has truly pared me
and I am now well.'
Con Pscst, Amsterdam, N. Y. -
Be sure to get Hood's, because
IstheOneThme Blood Purifier. A ldru7t;tta.H
Prepircsl oiir by C. L Hoo-1 a Co.. Lowell, Xavu
U II. ni l- are Dur. i veireta ue, r -
nuaa S riilS liabUand tvnefijl i.
He tazt bdnks aed. AetaaJ bn-in
nterint. Bu-iuam ptutn. col.
nM , Mill
0-d. Sen.l for hidiom Uiostratel oU-
lotoa. Board oSsapaf thaa n saw Son thani oity.
sua Msaunes UM hlr.
a luxuriant rrowth.
Merer Palis to Hestoro Oray
jSair to its Youthful ColorT
Cuss sealp Sspapi fe hair fallias
Morphine Habit Car la It
to SO day. Wo par till eared.
Oil. J. STEPHENS. Lebanon, Ohio.
m CpKu WHfcfl ALL ELSfc FAILS.
at (Uragh Syrup. Taste Good. Ul
tattma Sold br dnigajsta
VEATHER-CROP Bt LT.IiTIN
Issued by the North Carolina Sta'e
Weather Service, for WelKad-;l.
ing Saturday, April 4th.
The past winter, on the whole, has
been a very favorable one for farm
work in North Carolina. Al though the
first three months were below the
normal in teperatnre the deficiencies
were not greater and the effect was
chiefly to delay the blooming of fruit
trees, so that several sharp frosts in
March did little, if any, damage.
There was an excess of ruin-fc.ll in
February, but March waa relatively
dry, and favored uninterrupted farm
work. Plowing and other preparations
for planting are generally well 'advan
ced. The cool weather daring March
was unfavorable for truck crops in the
Eastern District, necessitating some
replanting. By the last week of March
plum and peach trees were in bloom,
and the strawberry
berries in tl e eas.
p -rtions of the State
ui coming gre n;
Eastern Distbict. -
virion- had set
In the esstetu
for oat trees ace
-The past weejc
hi the E .is tern District was generally
favorable, th ugu tbe rains from
March 29th to April 2d interrupted
farm. work. There was a little ifyo
much rain only along the northern
coast. The last three days were clear,
cool and windy. Frost occurred on
two mornings, which injured stray
berries, but the winds were so br
that little damage is thought to hare
occurred to frnit trees, of which peach;
plumb and cherries are in bloom.
Spring seems rutber late and vegeta
tion backward. Truck crops, though
retarded by cool weather, seem to j be
doing well. Vegetables are just com
ing up in the North, and are much
further advanced in the South. (Jon-
siderable progress has been made with
gardens. iris a potatoes nave Deep
planted, and sweet potatoc slips ar:
being bedded. Corn planting is well
advunced. Farmers, on the average.
are well up with their work, and their
lands are well preparer?, i
Central District. ihe first fonf
days of the week were warm and rainy,
and greatly benefited small grains,
though interrupting farm work in the
central and northern portions, where
the rain-fall was heaviest. The last
days were too cool and windy. Frost
and ico formed, and many reports; of
damage to the peach crop were r e
ceived, but it is very probable that the
wind prevented the formation of frost
mnch above tbe ground, and that !h
damage to fruit has been over eeti ma
ted. Peach, pear and plum trees are
now in bloom. The ground dried out
rapidly and work was well in hand the
last part of the week. Much corn has;
been planted in the South, and soine
cotton. The condition of wheat, oat
and rye is very diversified, though
these crops are looking very well on
good lands, and made much progre s
during the first warm, rainy days i f
the week. Tobacco plants are looking
well ; are plentiful, but small. I r i b
potatoes have been planted, and
gardening is progressing in th South,
Farmers are well up with their work.
WksterN District. In the westeiil
and northern portions of this district'
there were some heavy rains on thtl
1st and Sd, especiallv in Yancey, Mad
ison and Bunoombe counties, which
washed lands, damaged crops, and
caused floods in the mountain streams.
In general the rainfall on the first four
days of the week, with warm, weather,
was beneficial, though interrupting
farm work. The ground was slightly
frozen on the 3d and 4th, and peaches
have probably been damaged on low
ground. Peach trees have commenced
to bloom In the north, and are nearly
all oat in the south. Some corn has
been planted, and a fair crop of spring
oats, which are up, with good stand
in some sections. The majority of
reports indicate that wheat looks well,
is green and growing. Tobacco plants
are coming up very well. Some pota
toes have been planted. Vegetation,
of course, is much later in this die
tnct, except in tne ooutb, tnan in
others, and spring appears later. En
ergetic iarmers are fully up with their
On the whole the crop season of
1896 begins very favorably in North
KlVfift AND HARBOR BILU
The Total Amount Appropriated
Ten Million Dollars.
The Biver and Harbor bill of the Tlfty-
fourth Qongress, over which there has been
more speculation and anxiety among mem
bers than any other bill, has been completed
by the committee on Eiv- rs and Harbors and
reported to the Hou e by Cbigrman Hooper.
The total amount appropriated by the Mil; is,
in round numbers, ten millions and provis
ion is made for continuing works already
under way, contracts to ie made by the see
relary of War for works whioh will cost 151,
000,000. Appropriations and contracts for the
South Atlantic States follow:
Maryland Patapseo channel, $50,000
Patapsco channel to Curtis Bay, $50,000
Cbincoteague Bay, Va., to Deleware Bay,
25,000; Potomac river to Washington 100,
Virginia JameP. 120.000: York, 16,000;
Norfolk harbor, 100,000; Virginia to Albe
marle Sound, 10,000.
Georgia Brunswick, 15,000.
South Carolina Wiucyaw Bay. 110,000
Florida Apalachicola, 12,000; Pensacola,
100.(XH: Key West. 8U,IHK: Cbarlotte, 16,
600; Carrabelle, 10,000.
Louisiana Mouth of Calcasieu river, con
tracts 325; continuing 10 000.
North- Carolina Cape Fear, below
South CHroJiua Qreat Pee Dee, $12,000
Satrtee, 48,ooo. ,
Georgia Altamaha, 10.000; Chattahoo-
hee, 25,000; Ocmulcret, tlO.000; Oconee
$10,000; Savannah, 15,000; Coosa, between
Rmp, Ga.. and Wetumka., Ala, 100,000;
Savannah, Oa., to Ternandina, Fla., 14,000.
Alabama Alabama river, 40.000; BacK
warrior and Tom Bigb e, 115,000; Tom
Bigbee. from Demopobs, Ala., to Columbus,
Mis , 50,000.
The Only One of His Kind.
Prof. J. W. Hoffman, of Tuskegoe Instl
tute, the only distinguished negro scientific
agriculturist of America, has been elected a
member of the Massachusetts Horticultural
Society la recognition of the work he is do
ing tor the race along scientific lines and for
originating a new variety of strawberry a
few years ago, now cultivated from New
Jersey te Florida and along the Pacific coast.
Prof, Hoffman's worth has been recognized
by members la leading societies in this coun
try ana Europe.
Total Visible Supply of Cotton.
The total visible supply of cotton for the
world is 8,286,849 bales, of which 2.837.649
are American against 4.403,385 bales and 4,
117,185 bales respectively last year; receipts
of cotton tHis week at all interior towns 20.
645 bales; receipts from the plantations 37,
690 hales; erop in sight 6.401,886 bales.
THfi FIFTY-FOURTH COXGRKS.
A Synopsis of tbe Pr coedlogs of Both
. THE SENATE.
In the Senate on Wed ii pdiy Mr. Bntlcr, of
North Carolina, introduced a milwhich wa3
referred to tbe flp.nc committee, providing
that payment of notes, uSlU, checks, etc.,
shall be in legal tender money, irrespective
of any stipulation in the ooutract. lie ex
plained that his object was to stop gold
mortgages and gold notes. It did not affect
A committee of conference was ordered on
thn legislative appropriation bill, and Messrs.
Cullum, Teller and Call were appointed con
ferees of the Senate.
A resolution heretofore offered by. Mr. Call,
for an inquiry by tho committee on public
lands as to the patenting of unsurveyed lands
in Florida, waa laid before tho Senate and
referred to the committee on public lands.
Tne postofflce appropriation Mil wastasen
up, the question being on the amendment ! coffee were twelve pounds to the dol
reported by the appropriations committee, j , Wa m11mi W few vpar(1 hmrA
allowing 80.000 additional compensation to
the Oceania Stoatnsbip Company for carry
ing tho mails from Sau Francuco to Ne,w
Zealand and New South Wales. At the su
.irestlon of Mr. Allison, chairman of the com
mittee on appropriations, the atnendment as
t, the Oceanic Steamship Company was pass
ed over without action and the rest of the
bill was procee ed with and agreed to. Mr.
Allison said, however, that he expected to
have final action on the bill Thursday as it
was expected that the Senate would not be
in session on Good Fri-iay.
Most of the tiraw oi tbe Senate Thursday
was devoted to the discust-ion of the right of
Mr Dupont. of I)' lewaro to a seat in that
body. No.vote was taken.
The remainder of the day's session was
:aken up in the discussion of an amendment
io the postom .e appropriation bill, relating
to the consolidation of suburban postoflices
and changing theia iuto stations and sub
stations. No result was reached and thi
Senate adjourned until Monday next.
In the Senate on Mondav Gorman, Demo
crat, of Maryland, attacks the Postmaster
General in couuection to small postoflices
near large towns. A message announcing
the aotion of tn llouso oa tno t:uoan reso-
utions was received by tie 8:nate,
In the Senate on Tuesday Mr. Butler (Pop),
of North Carolina, introduced a joint resolu
tion proposing an amendment to the consti
tution of the United States, limiting tna-ires-ident's
veto power. It proposes that a pres
idential veto may be overcome by a majority
vote (instead of a two-thirds vote;, in botn
bouses; also that an orders, resolutions ana
votes to bich a concurrence of both houses
may be necessarj . except on the question of
adjournment, shall be prese: ted to the Presi
dent, and shall be approved Dy mm oeiore
they take effect. It was referred.
The House devoted the whole of Wednesda
to the consideration of the sundry civil ap
On Thursday the consideration of the sun
dry civil appropriation bill was practically
closed in the House, and the bill was passed
as reported from the committee of the whole.
Mr. Hitt reported from tne committee on
foreign affairs the resolution asking the Pres
ident to transmit to Congress ail correspond
ence in the State Department since Decem
ber 1st, 1895. relating to offers of mediation
or intervention by the United States in tho
affairs of Venezuela, and it was agreed to.
On Friday before the Cuban matter camn
up. tne House passea a private pension
bills, which had been favorably acted upon
nt previous Friday night sessions. In the
course of this part of the proceeding?, Speak
er Reed reversed bis famous rullug in tne
Fifty-first Congress which has been the sub
ject of bo much controversy, and declared
that a majority ot tne actum memDersnip or
the House constituted a quorum. In the
Fifty-first Congress he held that it required a
majority of the actual membership of the
House constituted a quorum. In the Fifty-
nrbt Congress h held that it required a ma-
joritv of all the members elected to tho
House to mate a quorum irrespective or
Mr. Hooker, of New York, reported tho
river and harbor appropriation bill for the
year endiug June 30th, 18117, which will be
called up Monday.
A bill was passed asking the construction
of a bridge across the Mississippi river at St.
Mr. Hitt called up the report ot the con
ference committee on the Cuban resolutions.
The report recommended the adoption of
the resolutions as passed by the Senate. The
report was discussed at length, no vote
was taken. It is probable that the resolutions
will be adopted Saturday.
In tbe House on Saturday Mr. Hitt, of
Illinois, called up the conference report on
the Cuban lesolutions.
Mr. Turner, Democrat, of Georgia, argued
somewhat elaborately against the resolutions.
He sard: "My regret is that in so grave a
'matter, involving delicate foreign affairs, we
nave so little information on wmcn to pre
dicate our action. I yield to no man in my
; sympathy lor any people struggling for
;freedom,but it is not a question of sympathy.
It is a question which effects our own in
terests and which relates to. our duty as a
member of the family of nations. It also
deals with our duty under treaty stipulations
With other nations.
These, as Mr. Turner said, involved all the
reasons which he advanced for opposing the
resolutions. In the course of bi9 remarks
fjklr. Turner referred to the trying circum
stances in which the Southern States stood
inuring the reconstruction period following
the rebellion, and called the attention of th
House to the fact that in Cuba there existed
a condition which was not equalled in any
Southern State. Tho Anglo-Saxon race had
the instinct of government and no other race
jiad it in nearly so large a degree. A con
tention for tho mastery between the two
races in Cuba, Mr. Turner, said, would be in
evitable. Haviig had a:i experience in re
construe' ion he would not willingly undergo
it again nor do aught to bring about condi
tions of things in any country that would re
peat there that experience.
In the House on 3i unday the Cuban re
solution were adopted by a vote of 245 to 27.
Wactsworth, Bpubliean, of New York, ar
ranged to put up the garden seeds in pack
ages of flvo instead of fifteen, aa first ar
ISnjred, making 2,025,000 packages instead of
052,000 for tbe nee of members of congress.an
Ideational expense of $5,000. The river and
arbor bill wa passed under tbe suspension
ef the rules by a vote of 216 to 40.
There was no session of the House on
Ii GRAIN ANDJTKADE CONGRESS.
AH Farmers and Grain Merchants
Should Take a Rand In
On the 29th of April there will be a meet
ing of the South and West Grain and Trade
Qongress in Charleston, 8. C. This indus
trial enterprise was organized in April, 1894,
And resulted from a movement which was
undertaken to bring about a eloser trade r
lation between tbe South and West. Reali
sing the importance of such a step and hop
(pjr, by an effort of this kind, to reduce the
exec-Five cost of transportation, the farmers
of Kansas, Missouri and other Western
States came together for the purpose of con
sultation, and tbe present Congress was the
fesult of that initial meeting. Though little
has yet been accomplished in the aggregate,
Btucb good has resulted in the way of hope
ful indications for the future, and some prac
tical results have been achieved. The last
two meetings of the Congress were held in
th- Northwest, and the breadth of the move
ment is distinctly set forth by the selection
Of Charleston, as the place of meeting this
year. The farmers and grain merchants of
Ihe South will find it to their interest to co
operate with these enterprising men and, if
i oseible, to be on hand at the convention.
' ' '
1 North Carolina Tobacco Centres.
I According to the Raleigh News and
Observer, the following are the tobac
co centres of the State: Durham, Win
ston, Henderson, Louiaburg, Oxford,
Beidsville, Roxboro, Raleigh, Greens
boro, Statesvilie, Warrenton, Rocky
Mount, Wilson and Greenville,
BILL ARP'S LETTER.
SOME REMARKS ON THE P
ENT POLITICAL SITUATION,
William Says the United States Senate
Should be Abolished.
These times remind me very much
of the times when I sold goods nearly
fifty years ago, when cotton was to 7
Dents a pound and bacon about the
same as cotton; chicken were 12$
cents, eggs 5 cents a dozen and sweet
potatoes 25 cents a bushel ; sugar and
lar. We called those few years hard
times and the negroes felt the pressure
too and improvised a song with a cho
rus of "Hard Times Gome Again No
More." But gradually there came on
a change for the better and prices of
everything advanced just as oottoa ad
vanced. That i why cotton was called
king. It seemed to regulate every
thing. And tote thought that these
hard times would soon pass, but they
show no sign. Nearly everything has
come down to hard times prices and the
I consumers could live cheap enough if
tbey couia get anything to do. There
is the rub.
The Irishman who came over here
complained that chickens were 2 shil-
tngs apiece and said he could get one
over in Ireland for a sixpence. "Well,
why dident you stay over there and
bny them? said the market man.
"Faith and begorra, I oouldent get the
sixpense, be replied, mat is tbe con
sumers fix now. The necessaries of
life are oheap enough. The farmers
and producers claim that they are too
cheap. They want some kind of a tar-
in max win mase everytnmg tney nave
it ii i at ... it : I
to buy as cheap aa dirt and raise the
price of what they have to sell. An
Irishman heard a Dutch butcher say
that the way to make money "vas to
buy sheep (cheap) and sell deer (dear.")
He dident understand how that could
be done and asked a Scotchman, who
ruminated over it, and said it was
to buy mutton and sell it for
venison. But we can't do that.
Onr young men who are every year
swarming to the front are ready and
willing to work, but they can't get
work to do. No wonder that they
leave their homes and go west or to
Mexico and Brazil. I was ruminating
about advising some of them to go to
Central America and raise coffee.
There mast be money in that business.
For years and years I sold coffee at
twelve pounds to the dollar and I don't
understand why it advanced to double
lh old nriflA and for vears has main-
tained it. I was reading about the
island of Jamaica and found that for
thirty years the product averaged 25,
000,000 pounds a year, but when in
1843 England emancipated her slaves
there, the production dropped in ten
years' time down to 3,000,000 pounds.
Iu fact, everything dropped away
down except rum and that still holds
I wish that I was a great statesman
and could see through all this tangled
up business like the X rays penetrate
dark and hidden things and bring them
to the light. I remember when the
great national question before the peo
ple was whether the government should
make internal improvements or not.
The Whigs said it should and the dem
ocrats said no and the democrats car
ried it. At the next election the par
ties changed sides and a system of in
ternal improvement began. Appro
priations were made for rivers and
harbors and custom houses and post
offices and this policy has been estab
lished and gets wider aud bigger as
the years roll on. Then again there
was the great question about declaring
war with Mexico and later on about -nexing
Texas and the presidential el c
tions turned on these issues. Now vie
have got the tariff and the currency
and party lines are very much unset
tled. But as the preacher said: "Even
this will pass away." Georgia is to be
the forum of the great discussion and
the people are to be the judges. I am
triad that it will be over so soon. Let
the people hear and then make choice.
It is no new thing ; it is old and the
people have been reading about it for
three years and almost everybody is
ready for the vote. I like this way of
the people having a voice in the choice
of a senator. Why not? What is tbe
difference between a senator aud a rep
resentative? The old-time theory was
that the senators represented the states
and the representatives tbe people. A
hundred yeatsago there was something
in that, but there is nothiug now.
In my opinion the people should
elect the senators just like they do the
governor and all other offices. And
the next best thing would be to abol
ish the senate. It was intended to be
an assembly of old men counsellors
in wisdom, and who would protect tbe
rights of the states, and a small state
has as much power as a large one. J3ut
that is a thing of the post. States
rights have gone into a state of innoc
uous desuetude an l money has more
to do with a senator's fitness than age
or wisdom. There is no good reason
why Rhode Island should have as
much power as Texas or Pennsylvania.
If population should settle it, then New
York should have fortyreight senators.
If territory should settle it, then Texas
should have 2,000 in proportion to
Rhode Island's two. But we don't
need such a body at all. One house is
enough and there is no good reason
in eighty-four men in the senate over
riding 300 in the house. The consti
tution requires a senator to be thirty
years old ; he should be sixty. Then
he would have more sense and less
Well, I never voted for a senator in
my life and many an one has been fili
bustered through the legislature that
I would not have voted for and the peo
ple would not have chosen. A shrewd
ambitious man can play "paHez vous"
with 200 men, but he can't do it with
200,000 so let us all vote this time, t
And now let the great battle for the
next president come on. This is an
age of surprises aud the democracy is
not dead, nor its great principles aban
doned. I wouldn't bet on its success,
but we were not very sanguine .the
last time. The populists will be in
the fight pretty strong and there is no
telling whioh way the cat is going to
jump. Both parties are bidding for
their vote and some wise men predict
that there will be no election by the
' 1 " ' i ii r '
people ; bat MoKinley and his south
ern friends are sanguine and jubilant.
One of them made a speech in our
town and said, with uplifted band,
"that Charley McKinley would sweep
the deck of the old ship of state like
Napoleon Bonaparte swept the field at
the battle of Waterloo." And all the
colored brethren shouted, amen. But
if we have got to take a republican, I
belieir I had rather risk McKinley
than any of tbem. He has never
abused the south maliciously, nor
malignantly, and that i my test of a
northern man. Ba;. Ap.p, in Atlanta
The jW. C. T. U. will hold its next
National convention at Bt. Louis, Nov.
18 to IB.
Mr. (Terrell, United States Minister
at Constantinople, has arrived in
Secretary Carlisle will not contest
for the nomination of candidacy for
Presidential nomination at the! Chicago
senator xsutier has introduced a
bill ati Washington providing for the
establishment of a postal telegraph
aystemjby the government.
A bill taxing electric light and gas
companies one-half of 1 iier cent, o
gross receipts has passed both houses
of the Ohio legislature.
A number of mass meetings held in
Tennessee endorsed McKinley.
Collat Bros., Savannah, Oa., has
been gutted by fire. Insurance, 871,
200 on stock and $13,100 on building.
Tho estimated value of 6tock wup
Mrs.; Mary Lease is to take a trip
around! the world.
Col. W. C. P. Breckenridge, of
Kentucky, is cominar to the front again
i - w
for re-election to Congress
Everything is again quiet in Hayti.
The friends of Cuba in all parts of
the world are enthiisinntii! over the
action bf Cangress in recognizing ita
A farliner in Illinois kills Lis wi!'o
and two-year-old child in a most brutal
The marriage of Ex-President Har
rison and Mrs. Dimmick solemnized at
Bt. Thomas' Church, New York.
A hundred he re power engine ex
plodes in Ohio injuring three hit n a id
doing S7.),000 damage.
i iTffn i
Consumptive Cured ar Abbeville.
Dr. Karl. Van Ruck nnnouces through
the New Orleans Parish Medical Society
the discovery of a cure for consump
tion. It is said that the eociotv will
recommend its use by the State and
city authorities. Dr. Van Buck haB
been making a study of tuberculosis
and Priof. Koch's lymph for several
years. About a year ago he conceived
the idea of a lymph which shonul ein
body al of the curative properties of
the Ivoph discovery without the ter
rible reactionary effect which proved
so fatal in the American experiments
a lymph without the toxino elemeuts,
His experiments have been conducted
at A6haville. S. G..& and the results
havo beu btartlinglv successful. The
record ifor the
Shot His Daughter.
There; is a sensation at Gold Hill,
Rowan bounty, due to the shooting o
Miss Francis Trextor, bv hi r father.
She had! a sweetheart, who took her to
church, i Her futher, who opposei
their courtship, got a gun and jawaitec
their return, intending to kill her
lover. She returned alone, however,
and heri father told her how ho hat
intended to kill her lover if he bat
Come with her, when the gun was dis
charged j and the entire load entered
her thigh, tearing it to pieces. Some
believe the shooting was not accidental.
When a man is nsleep, and forgets
that he s alive, is his happiest time.
A "stejady" man seerqs to be more ad
mired bf women than any other kind.
SIS BACK ALMOST BBOKEtfr
Walls Plowing- in the Field 17 Attempt!
to U-.ier- a Pine Stump and In
jure ilia - pine.
Frotn the IshmaeUte, Sparta, Ga.
"Did you notice the man who just passed
as?" asked a gentleman of a reporter.
"Yes, what about him?" asked the re
"How ojd would you take him to he?"
"Oh, abut thirty-five, I guess.'
'Well, you have made the same mistake
that manj others have ma le. That is Mr.
Oeo. Bradley, and he is fl:ty years of ae."
A few nays later tho reporter was intro
duced to Mr. Bradley and commented on his
youthful appearance. He aeeaW please:!,
aad in explaining the reason for it, inci
dsntly tola-of a once serious accident to him
self. "It will Ibe twenl y years next spring," con
tinued MrJ Bradley, "that I was breaking up
land for fotton in the northern p:trt of th
State, and! my plow stuck under a large pin;'
root. I loosed mv plnw and toM mythre-
boys to hay tbe root pul!?d up by the tlm i
eamearouind again. When 1 returned 1
found the root still there, and thinking th
boys werejaot trying to get It up, I told them
to get out of the way aud I would pull it uj
"I grabbed it with both hand and gave o
jerk wbi h broke It and almost did the sam
with my bkok. I had to quit work forborne
time, in fnt. I was never able to do any
more very laborious work. I suffered all tbf
time; I (tried several doctors and many
methods 4f treatment, but nothing wouki
ease the terrible pain 1 suffered. Night and
day it was" ihe same.
"I moved to Massachusetts aad. staved
there several years, during which time I
tried several more doctors, but with the sanu
disappoiatjing results. I came to this place
fifteen years ago, aad bad beeome almost a
faysi0al wrog. I suffered most excruciat
ng pitas and had given up ail hope of ever
being well! again. One day last year I saw
aa aooount of a similar case which had been
cured by 0;r. Williams' Pink Pills, aad 1 de
cided to try them. I purehas"d six boxes,
and by theltime I had taken them, 1 was en
tirely free from pain and had gained twenty
pounds, and I have sever been troubled since
with mv back."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
are considered an unfailing specific for such
diseases as locomotor ataxia, partial paraly
sis, St. Vitus' dance, ftciatica, neuralgia,
rheumatism. nervoUe Beadaohe, the after ef
fects of lc grippe, palalta-ion of the beart,
Cde and sallow complexions, that tired feel
e reeultina from nervous prostration, all
diseases resulting from vitiated humors in
tbe blood, such as scrofula, chrooie erysipe
las, eta. Thev are also a specific for troubles
neeallar to femaies. such as suppressions
irresmlaritles. and all forms of weakness.
Ia men they effect a radical cure in all cases
arising ren mental worry, overwork or ex
eeaeea of whatever nature. Dr. Williams'
Piak PM are sold bv all dealers, or will be
sent post pat i on receipt of price, SO cent a
box or six Iboxea for 2.50 (they are never
sold in bulk or Dy tae iju), py aaaresssuur svr
Williams' Medtetac Oi. . Weaeetady, N. Y
paper an 1 book which you .ou't
urn ioioo up u ou nau so ue eosapaet beolt which would give the in
formation Jn a few lines? not be obliged to b anile Awenty-pouaf'
encyclopedia coning 125 or U am bk f in tamps sent to BOOK PUB
LISHING HOUSE, I 34 Leon- II" ard Street, M. Y. City wilt
futnisb 3 oi, postpaid, with just ueh V a book, conjoins J& page, welt
illustrated, with oomp'.ats hantfy Iadsx. Do you know who Crcsstu wts. aad where he
lived? Whotatlt the Pyramids, anl when? That sound travel H25 feet pr saut4t
What is tbe leanest rivar in the world? That Marco Polo invents I the compass in
and who Marco Tolo was? That tbe Cordlan Enot
Af n1atiaf ana a (Mt ... ,
bout. Buy it at the
7ol a dollmr mnd UdFEOVE I'OVRSELf.-
Th Dooto "Ons Uyr of
, paptorltbadaaaujra. tcu ne
s art nro. wbnnrMo?(r
Tcr rilLC Sourwtr 'torkrtfrstanvon'inefiUoolrtlilTipffi
1'a-'raB iSaaida. liieh.
r uas can no c wmve
The Letter :"
An exchange says "e" is the most
unfortunate letter in the alphabet be
cause it is never in eash, always in
debt and out oi danger. Our exehange
forgets that the aforesaid letter is never
in war but alwavs in peace. It is tbe
beginning of existence) the commence
ment of ease aisd the end of trouble.
Without it there would be no bread,
no meat, no water, no life, no gospel,
The consensus of milltarv opinion is that
if a reoonquest ot the Soudan is intended a
picked for or nrttisn ana inaian troops,
20,000 strong, will be necessary.
With a better understanding of the
transient nature of the many phys
ical ills which vanish before proper ef
forts gentle efforts pleasant efforts
rightly directed. There la comfort in
the knowledge that so many forms of
sickness arc not due to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a oonstmated condi
tion of the system, which tno pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Firs, prompt
ly removes. That is why It Is the only
remedy with millions of fnmilies, and is
everywhere estccined so highly by all
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to tho fact, that it is the
one remedy wliich promotes internal
cleanliness, without debilitating the
organs on which it acts. It is therefore
all Important, in order to get its bene
fioial effects, to note when you pur
chase, that you have the genuine article,
which is manufactured by the California
Fig Syrup Co. only, and Bold by all rep
If in the enjoyment of good health,
and the system is regular, then laxa
tives or other remedies are not needed.
If afflicted with any actual disease, one
may be commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
then one should have the best, and with
the well-informed everywhere, Syrup of
Figs stands highest end is most largely
used and gives most general satisfaction.
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If you pay 84 to SO for shoes, ex-
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see what a good shoe you can buy for wv sj
OVER IOO STYLES AND WIDTHS,
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manufacturer in the world.
None genuine unless name and
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Ask rour dealer for our 5,
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8.50, 8 : and 91.75 for boys.
TAKE HO SUBSTITUTE. If your dealer
cannot supply you, send to fac
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to jv.7 carriage. State kind, style
of toe (cap cr plain), size and
width. Our Custom Dept. wll! fill
your order. Send for,new Illus
trated Catalogue to Box R.
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not sympathy, that you want for washing and cleaning.
Nothing else that's safe to use will save you so much down
right hard work at the washtub or about the house. It saves
too savqs the ruinous wear on clothes and paint
from needless rubbing.
jStreajrthens the I
Brown's muscles, tones!
J Iron digestion, puri- j
I fies the blood, f
I BltterS improves the J
mJkJ Pr 4W Pssr ' ssp . sssr ssr
and reference in the AtTu
fully understand, and which yoa would
u. At . ,
very low vrico ot Rfi
IT WON'T RUB OFF.
14 I osnJtr.rv
OFF A.VD H ALEM.
Tnre. wnnfreat an 4 artlsrn
walI-coati.p. Tr y fr th bruob
mixing in cat watar.
Far Kale by Palat Dealers Ererywhere.
ITDFC A Tint Card Fhowtair IS desiraWe tint, also llahullui
WE HAVE NO agents.
WW- lW Sa,at l I Jir'tn th....-
bu t as 1 1 u i reel to t B eiatm
r at vbaWiai prirc. KM,
anyvrhn for samlnstion
bo'or ta!. Krarythin- wan
ttl.. too styles of Car.
rlagae, eo styles of Har
nes,i styles P.iJiojSad.
die. Write for ct.ilou.
Carrias Haratu 11 C
fs a vigorous feeder and re
sponds well to liberal fertiliza
tion. On corn lands the yield
increases and4;he soil improves
if properly treated with fer
tilizers containing not under
A trial of this plan costs but
little and is sure to lead to
Our pamphlets are not adverttsiS circulars boom,
ing special fertiliers, but are practical works, contain
ing Utest researches on the subject of fertilization, and
re really helpful to farmers. They are ienl free io
lUatkiBf. GERMAN KALI WORKSr
03 Nassau St.. New Yccfc
Mrs. Annie T. Risley, of No. 1ST t
South 60th St., Philadelphia, is the
Wife of a prominent real estate agent
and moves in high soeial olreles.
She is also a membor of the Presby
terian Church. Uuier date of Sep
tember lllh, 1835, Mrs. gy writes
"I write to thank you for the bone
fleial results from the use of Itipaoa
Tabules. I sar them advertised, j
aod though I rarely put muohj
confidence in patent medieines, I
decided to try them. 8inee I beau
taking them my dyspopala has di
minished and 1 can feel that it fc ;
leaving me. My complexion has
improved, and I feel like n new
woman not the 'new wotn;in' nf the
present fad, but a rejuvenate and
(Signed). Mae. A. T. Bifucr."
Ri(.aas Tabule are )ia by iruM , or ay mart
U tbe prise eeaia a tx, 1 e'U (o i '-'r -
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Baniete vKl. lu Seel.
Pi ftyljftivi e i thor yrtu how to
riite a..y: BD 01 j.-it '.r-; wtit r
ntin tiie wrx aad t-n yi.a cm
w.irk la iu lwiity h-r.- yuo dt
moiI u, to n.- vrtdmn' and we will taplaln
th rninnun ra'Jy; remain ;r w gaar
a .i a -lpr ir;fl: ' a) lot -nr ay' '.
a irk: ao.-oaitiw. nr5; . writ si aaca.
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8. N. 15.
What s your
to do anything as hard as your
and scrubbing? It cant be.
a man do that's as hard, for most
men, as tms constant noasc
drudgery is, for most women?
If he has any sympathy for
you, tell him to get you some
Pearline. Sympathy is all
very well, but itT Pearline,