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Who has not known the woman whose
. disposition is described by that one word
"sunny?" There's always a laugh lurk
ing on her lips. Her cheeks are ever
ready to dimple in smiles. Her house
hold influence is as brightening-and
stimulating as the sunshine. Nothing
can be cruder than to have this sunshine
blotted out by disease. But this is a
common, cruelty. The young wife who
was the sunshine Qf the home becomes
its shadow. Every young wife should
know the value of ?Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription in thejtprotection and pres
ervation of the health. It promotes
regularity, dries the drains which enfee
ble body and mind, and cures inflamma
tion, ulceration and female weakness.
It nourishes the nervous system and
, gives to the body the balance and buoy
ancy of perfect health. It is a strictly
I can say that your medicine cured me,"
writes Mm. Maud Peine, of etputaville. Fair
field Co., Ohio. "I had Buffered about twelve
year from female weakness and I had almost
riven up, thinking there was no cure for me.
Then I heard about Dr. Pierce's medicine and
thought I would try it, and can say that seven
bottles of your ' Favorite Prescription ' made me
well. J am now able to do my own housework.
I took about twelve bottles in all of Dr. Pierce's
medicines. Took some of the 'Golden Medisal
Discovery,' ' Favorite Prescription ' and some of
the ' Pleasant Pellets.'
Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure constipation.
IP LIVING IS BUT WARFARE,
If living is but warfare, a fierce and
vast campaign, i
Let's be good soldiers in oar day, the
kind that don't complain;
The cheerful breed that on the march
so steady strides alone.
And gathers round the biviouac of
night with heartening song;
That bears the brunt of battle as
bravely as may be.
And cultivates a laughing eye, the
' the brightest side to see :
For self resptct's a steadfast mark to
guide your marching by,
And the world loves its good soldiers,
that bear them straight and high,
If living is but warfare, let's make it
Till of some noble purpose tells each
' honorable scar;
And vacquishment shall only mean a
worthy deed deferred :
And victory's cry as that of right tri
- umpbaat shall be heard;?
So glorious that when the grand Te
Deum strainB arise
God's angels shall lift up the chant
and choir it through the skies.
And the trumpets of archangels shall
souod the proud release 1
ThatsigDals to good soldiers God's
ultimate of peace !
St. Louis Republic.
The Teacher But all trees
do not btar fruit. In Jwhat way are
the others useful f Pupil They're
good to cum o. jrucie.
"Dear Prince," cabled Croker
to Wales as Hill went down in the
fracas. "I have taken another kopje."
jrniiaaeipnia jsorin American.
"flow do you regard vonr new
Congressman, Mr. Muresr Do you
think he's fit for the office?" "Yes.
-8W! HVsfit hard for it." Detroit
Mrs. Sportleigh When you
went bunticg, Philip, what did you
pay the guide? Sportleigh (absently)
uoyou mean for wages or game?
Teacher: How many voyages
did Columlus make? Pupil: He made
four ma'am. Tercher: Correct; and
- after which of them did he die? Phil
adelphia Record. . . '
Jasper I wonder why the"
magazines pubusned such unintelligi
ble poetry. Biehead Because the
editors can't understand it and don't
dare to reject it for fear it may be
"I can't see," said the shoe
clerk, "why a Scotchman should say
"hae' for 'have.' " "It's his. economi
cal disposition. He saves a V everv
time he does so," said the Cheerful
eaiot. Indianapolis Ftess.
Probably correct: Tess (who
has wandered ir to the sporting page
by accident) "rBoston has aphenom
enal pitcher recently discovered in the
West.' What is a phenomenal pitcher?"
Jess "Ob 1 1 suppose its one that can
hold an awful lot." Philadelphia
"This malefactor shall meet
with exemplary punishment," said
the Chinese official. "But you have
-not begun to do anything with him
yet " "We are submitting him to the
horrors of suspense. His shall be a
lingering death. It shall linger for
years and years. " Washington Star.
The new public bath for women, at
Santiago de Cuba, built by the sani
tary department, were opened yester
day and three hundred women and
girls took advantage, of the oppor
tunities offered. Heretofore women
of the lower class have been in the
habit of bathing in a cove without
protection and have been frequently
interrupted by men who stole their
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ftCORRECTS THE LIVER.
is sold Stnctly on its Merita, If is the
best Chill Tonic atthesmalletf nries
andfyoun money refunded if
if fails to cure you. :
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tOONPOMTHe 5 I WOweGeMUIHS
ReD CROSS. UmmZLmSmCm WITHOUT IT
' ' - A 6fiAV 'PAY.' ' '
. Within the sroodland's somber depth,
A taint, sweet note awakes and dies,
And esdly taroush the swaying bough
The west wind on its mission sighs,
While cloudy billows northward roll
Across the low, cray skies.
: The Bounds that made the woodland gar
Awhile, as it with grief, are mutt;
The linnet has no heart to sing, . .
And di'.'St is the blackbird's flute;
- Naught stirs save that faint note of song .
And sad .oHaa lute.
Sam Wood in Chamlers' JoumaL
I By hi. Quad. f
Copyright, 1900, by C. B. Lewis.
They callocl him "Jndge"--Dale, be
cause In the far west you never "mis
ter" a man when you can call him
"colonel" or "judge." As James Dale
looked' more like a judge than a colo
nel, they called him as I have said.
He was a mine owner, and when things
went wrong he could make hot times
for. his engineers and foremen, but he
didn't do it in a vulgar way. He was
always a gentleman even when he
cussed the hardest. As a matter of
fact, the judge's motto was "good
form," and he carried it out in. his
clothes, his cigars, his dinner and the
way he took the news when a fan of
rock In the Emma mine buried 12 men
at once. What he said on that occa
sion was, "Please wipe your feet on the
rug next time." What he did was to
fill out 12 checks for $1,000 apiece for
the respective widows.
I have it on good authority that
Judge Dale was not vulgarly startled
when he received word from Denver
that his handsome wife, to whom he
had been married five years and. who
was visiting friends, had taken an old
lover's arm and severed conjugal rela
tions by eloping. Others got the news
about tho came time, and they couldn't
find anything to criticise in his con
duct. He went through the dally rou
tine just the same for three or four
days, and he bad the same placid look
and the same even voice as he called
his head clerk into the private office
"Thomas, I am going away for a few
days, and you will take charge."
"Yes, sir," replied Thomas, and next
morning the judge was on his way to
Denver. He picked up his clew there
without having elbowed anybody or
soiled the polish of his Shoes. He
met friends and talked politics and
real estate apd mines, and, lighting a
fresh cigar, he took a train for the
east Arriving in New York city, he
paid a detective to locate the couple,
but he didn't lug out a gun and shout
at the top of his voice that he wks an
Injured husband thirsting for gore. He
simply threw a couple of big goldpleces
on the table to pay for the information
and descended to the cafe for lunch. A
steamer was sailing for the Mediterra
nean at the end of the fourth day, and
when she departed the judge was one
of her passengers. There were more
than a hundred others, and as the
weather was also stormy for the first
two or three days out no one comment
ed on the fact that the passenger who
was registered as Major Davis stuck
close to his cabin and had his meals
brought to him by a steward. Judge
Dale had changed his name, but he had
no idea of changing his identity. There
were laughter and conversation and a
clatter of dishes as all the passengers
finally gathered for dinner for the first
time since leaving Sandy Hook. To
the right of the captain sat one of the
handsomest ladles and one of the finest
looking gentlemen on the list, but tak
en altogether it was a grand array of
wealth and culture. Dinner was fairly
under way, and the lady on the cap
tain's right was beaming, when she
happened to cast her eyes down the
table, and her face went as white as
death In a second. Half a dozen peo
ple caught her words as she whispered
to her supposed husband:
f'My God. John, but there is the
The man looked, and the color went
out of his cheeks, and his jaw fell
Near the foot of the table sit the man
who had taken a new name1. He was
cool and placid, and only the ghost of
a smile hovered around his mouth. He
looked the woman and the man full in
the eyes for a minute, but made no
sign of recognition.
"What is it?' asked the captain as
"Mrs. Bemls" shuddered and gasped
and seemed on the point of fainting.
"A a sudden illness heart trouble"'
she stammered as she left the table for
her stateroom, followed by her suppos
There were .wonder and curiosity, but
little was saii "Good form" demands
that such Incidents be passed over as
easily as possible. There were those
who thought it might be heart trouble
and others who suspected the presence
of the "major" had something to do
with it, but that was no place to com
pare notes. Neither of the pair was
seen again that evening, though Ma
jjor Davis was very much in evidence
until a lata hour. At breakfast next
morning Mr. Bemis appeared alone.
His wife was better, thank you, was
his reply to inquirers, but thought it
best to remain quiet for a day or two.
.Not once did ' he let his eyes roam
around the table, but he knew that
Major Davis was there among the
rest. He knew that a pair of steel blue
eyes were scanning bis troubled face
and that a pair of Boft white hands
were aching to grip his throat. After
breakfast, as the men sought the smok
ing room, Mr. Bemis started to act on
a plan which had doubtless been talk
ed over with his wife. He walked
straight up to Major Davis and began:
"Judge, I don't know what I can say
in -extenuation, but I"
Excuse me, sir," Interrupted ihe
other, "but you have evidently made a
mistake. I think the gentleman called
the Judge has passed into the salon."
Mr. Bemis looked at the major like
a man seeing the face of death In a
nightmare, and beads of perspiration
started out on his forehead.
"Your your wife is better this morn
ing, I think I heard you sayr queried
the major In courteous tones. '
"Glad to hear it She should beware
of overexcitement Weather seems to
nave settled, and we are making a fine
run of It Have a light? No? Well,
I'll walk a little."
Mr. Bemls stared after MrA t su.
ing a ghost and his breatli came in
buos as ne nnaiiy turned away. He
had seen the man whose, home he had
despoiled a. dozen times or more, and
he believed that Judge Dale stood be
fore him. Still there mlflrht r t,nA.
that It was simply a wonderful resem
blance. Such things had been known.
It must have been this faint hope that
buoyed ,up the wife to appear that aft
ernoon. A wife should be able to iden
tify the face, figure and speech of the
husband of even a forrnio-ht
elopers hoped for a miracle. Major
Davis had made several acanaintar..
and Mrs. Bemls had no sooner appear
ed than he was ready to be Introduced.
I am honored," he said as he made
his bow. "Permit me to offer mv in.
ete congratulations on
! "I-l tbank you." ' ' .
"It was yonr husband I met this
- morning, I believe, and for a moment
t he took me for some one else. It Is
queer bow you'll often find two people
looking so much alike as .to deceive
you at first glance." ; ,
"Y-yes, it Is!" she stammered, lead
ing on the back of a chair for support
and speaking through bloodless lips.
"You do not find in me a resemblance
to any gentleman called the judge?" he
queried as he looked her full In the
"N-no that is" w
"But I am keeping you. Eray, be
seated, and I think I see your husband
coming this way. Hope the fine weath
er will put you In good spirits."
At every meal Major Davis faced the
guilty pair. Some of the passengers
suspected nothing, but others insisted
that there was a queer mystery afoot
The major "gave nothing away. It
wouldn't have been good form. The
woman avoided him as far as possible.
but two or three times a day he found
excuse to speak to her. If she had
hoped for a miracle, her hopes -were
dashed at the first close sight of him.
Major Davis was Judge Dale, and
Judge Dale was the husband she had
fled from and disgraced. She knew
hlin for a quiet man, but also for an
Implacable one. He was torturing
them at the stake, but that would not
be revenge enough. In his desperation
Bemls again attempted to approach the
man be had wronged. He couldn't
plead for himself, but be would plead
for the woman.
"Judge, It was my fault,' and on me
should fall your vengeance," he said as
he cornered his man.
"Mistaken again. Ha, ha, ha.1" laugh
ed the. major. "Really, but I shall
come to think that I am your judge's
twin brother. See what a cloudless
sky and how beautiful the sea. I trust
that your wife has had no more trou
ble with her heart She Is not looking
at all well."
"God! God! But what a man!" gasp
ed Bemis as he turned away with a
hunted look In his eyes.
The steamer was to call at the
Azores. One morning about 10 o'clock
she made harbor, and it was given out
aboard that she would not get away
before midnight Everybody was anx
ious for a brief run ashore everybody
but Mrs. Bemis. She feared that she
might overexert and bring on another
attack of heart trouble. Mr. Bemis
had decided to stay with ber when Ma
jor Davis hunted him out and said:
"I trust you will make one of a little
party going ashore, and that you will
bring your revolver along, as I shall
"The party Is Is" began Mr. Be
mis as his face blanched.
"A very exclusive one just the two
of us, yon see. You have a pistol, I
"Ah, of course! We may find game,
you know. Do you wish to speak to
your wife first?"
"She's gone to He down, eh? Well,
let's be off."
The two engaged a boat as soon as
landing and pulled away to a wooded
cape, and two hours later a dead man
was brought back in the boat It was
Mr. Bemis. He had accidentally shot
himself while shooting at a bird, or
at least the major said so, and no one
doubted his word. He told his tale
without excitement. He was cool and
serene as he announced that be would
remain and see the body placed in its
grave.. He came aboard the steamer
with the personal effects of the de
ceased, but he did not ask to see Mrs.
Bemls. He delivered everything to the
captain, and as he added the sum of
$5,000 in gold It is probable that he
told at least a part of his story. When
the accident-became known, and it was
found that Mrs. Bemls was to go on
with the ship instead of ashore to see
her husband to his last resting place,
there was an outcry over her want of
feeling, but it did not reach her ears.
She was iu ber stateroom under the
doctor's care, and none of the passen
gers saw ber again. When the major
had finished his work at the island, he
took a steamer for New York and
home, and upon entering his office at
the usual hour and In the usual way
he said to his chief clerk:
"Thomas, I am back and feeling bet
ter. Bring me the balance sheets for
the last four weeks."
Rnfna Choate'a Bad Writing;.
George TIcknor. the historian of
Spanish literature, was once called as
a witness In a case in which Rufus
Choate was engaged, and, being seated
by the eminent counselor, was attract
ed by the notes which he bad made of
the evidence. , After eying them with
interest he remarked that the writing
reminded him of two autograph letters
in bis possession one of Manuel the
Great of Portugal (dated 1512) and the
other of Gonsalvo de Cordova, the
great captain, written a few years
earlier. (Any one who has glanced
over these remarkable specimens of
chlrography will marvel that It was
possible to make out a syllable of such
"These letters " Mr. TIcknor assured
Mr. Choate, "were written 350 years
ago, and they strongly resemble your
notes of the present trial."
Choate instantly renlled. "Remark-
able.men, no doubt: thev seem to have
been much In advance of their time."
Caroline TIcknor in Truth.
Sweet and Low.
A young man named Sweet engaged
to marry a young woman named Lowe.
A few Sundays previous to the wed
ding the happy couple attended church
together, and as they walked along the
aisle the choir began singing the song
"Sweet and Low," entirely unconscious
of the musical pun that was being per
petrated. "And all this happened in a
city In Michigan." Choir Journal.
Tie Way to Saeeeaa.
The Elderly Gentleman The true se
cret of success is to find out what the
The Younger Man And give It to'
"Naw, corner If Indianapolis Press.
. A Urate.
The Father You two had better
have a quiet wedding.
The Lovers Why?
The Father There'll be noise enough
and to Spare after you're married.'
Four convicts, two white and itwa
colored, were killed and sereral others
were injured by the fallinsr of a wall
at the old prison in Nashville, Tenn.
The men were engaged in removing
the wall when it collapsed.
Word reached Macon. Ga.. yester
day of the assassination of Egbert
Hill, a farmer in Trigga county. - His
dead body was" found In the field with
a bullet hole in the back. The cause of
the killing is unknown and there is
no clue to the assassin.
Comptroller Coler. of New York.
announces that the total cost of the
police department for Greater New
York for the coming year would
reach $11,162,329; that the tax per
capita to support the department
would be 13.16 and that the average
salary of the members of the force is
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- 01MFpUIS OUUMU J UUM W IK
Called Up ' in the Senate
LOBBYINu FOR THE MEASURE.
Army 'Reorganization Bill U Be Pre
stated io the " Home on Tuesday.
Democrats Will Offer a Sub
stitute for the Bill.
Bv Telegraph to the Morning- Star
Washington, December- 1 Th
p e n eral rnm mi tt aa nf m ati nrnm i n p. ri t i v
identified with the shipping interests
of the country which was appointed
by Senator Frye three years ago to
promote legislation in that interest,
held a meeting at the Arlington hotel
to-day for the purpose of considering
ways and means for securing action
upon the shipping subsidy bill at the
approaching session of Congress. C.
A. Grissofl. president of the Ameri
can Line, presided and, about twenty
of the twenty-five members of the
committee1 were present Senators
Hanna and Frye and Representative
U-rosvenor also were in attendance.
The committee considered at length
the objections which have been urged
against the bill as it stands, and de
cided to recommend a few amend
ments. -The committee also decided
to urge the utmost dispatch in getting
the bill berore Uongress for considera
tion. Senator Frye, who has charge of the
ship subsidy bill, announced today
that he would call up that bill in the
Senate Tuesday and move to have it
made the unfinished business, dis
placing the Spooner. Philippine bill.
Senator Frye will make a speech ex
plaining the bill and will then resume
the chair, leaving the management of
the bill to some senator on the floor,
He also says that he expected to secure
the endorsement of this programme by
Al -l '11 1 - . T
uia 4uuimukec3 uu vraer ui Business,
which will meet Monday afternoon.
The Army Bill
The House Military Affairs Commit
tee expect to have the bill for the re
organization of the army perfected, on
Monday and it will probably be
S resented to the House on Tuesday,
lost of the staff features of Secretary
Koot's bill, it is understood, will be
rejected by the committee.
The provision in the secretary's bill
wmcn authorized the President to ap
point the heads, of bureaus, it is said,
also will be eliminated.
The Democratic leaders have been
consulting about the position to be as
sumed by them toward the proposed
permanent re organization of the armv
and a caucus has been called for Mon
The concensus of opinion seems to
favor an extension of the present pro
visional army as a substitute for a per
manent increase and at the meeting on
Monday Representative Ha v. of Vir
ginia, one of the prominent Demo
cratic members or the Military Com
mittee ana the chairman of the Demo
cratic caucus, will offer a bill extend
ing the provisions of the present law
xor tnree years as a substitute for the
River and Harbor Bill.
The House Committee on Rivers and
Harbors continued on the River and
Harbor bill to-day. The discussion of
the various items is proceeding upon
the theory that the bill is to aggregate
in the neighborhood of $25,000,000.
Onl v a few of the items have been deft-
rBltely decided upon. Norfolk. Va.. is
hiccgeV $19500dr-and Newport News
fzzs.oufelt is not probable that the
bill will be completed for two weeks.
Some of the friends in New
England are takinc some comfort
from the reported activity of the
"waltine delegates" in the manu
facturing districts of the South.
x ne condition oi tne people employ
ed in the Southern mills is generally
better than the condition of those
similarly employed in the older
manufacturing sections of the
country, and .it is hoped that the
workingmen in the South will not
surrender their independence to the
demands of any organization. When
they do, they will only be making
loss and trouble for themselves. It
is at least a safe rule to let well
enough alone. Charleston News and
Reasons for Hla "Marvelous Success
His New, Free Book.
Dr. Hathaway'8 method
of treatment is no experi
ment It is the result of
twenty years of experi
ence In the most exten
sive practice of any
specialist in his line in
the -world. He was grad
uated from one of the
best medical colleges In
the country and perfect
ed his medical and surgi
cal education by exten-
clira hncnlfal wmaMaa
Early in his professional career he made discov
eries which placed him at the head of his profes
sion as a specialist in treating what are generally
known as private diseases of men and women.
This system of treatment he has more and more
perfected each year until today his cures are so
Invariable as to be the marvel of the medical
profession. , .
noying the largest practice of any specialist
in the world he still maintains a system of nomi
nal fees which makes it nossibla for all to nhtaln
Dr. Hathaway treats and cures Loss of Vitality,
Varicocele, Stricture, Blood Poisoning In its dif-
farnnt stoma. Ktumnutlim Wmfr PonV wm
ousnessall manner of Urinary Complaints,
uki3, ourea buu CKin diseases, rcngnts Ulse&SO
and all forms of Kidney Troubles. His treatment
for undertoned men restnrns loet vltaiiHr imi
makes the patient a strong, well, vigorous man.
ui. xisumway a success in uie treatment of
Varicocele and fttrirtnrn wfthnnt tho oM r imH.
or cautery is phenomenal. The patient is treated
by this method at his own home without pain or
loss of time from business. This is positively the
only treatment which cures withoutan operation.
Dr. Hathaway calls the particular attention of
sufferers from Varicocele and Stricture to pages
27, 28, 29, 30 and 81 of his new book, entitled,
.1,. 1! r-r ... - ...
maumiosb, v igor, iieaicn," a copy oi wnich will
be sent free-on application.
Write today for free book and symptom blank,
mentioning your complaint.
J. NEWTON HATHA WA Y, M. D.
MX South BMd Street. - - Atlanta, Ga.
MENTION THIS PAPER WHEN WBIT1MG.
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RELATIONS WITH TURKEY.
Rumors of a Rapture Unfounded Claims
for Indemnity oa Point of Peace
' Bv TeHwrraph to tne Morning star!
Constantinople, Not. 30. The
rumors that a rupture of diplomatic
relations between the UnitedStates and
Turkey is imminent are unfounded.
The relations between the Porte and
the United States legation are excel
lent. In fact, the United States charge
d'affaires, Lloyd C. Griscom, has been
received in audience six times this
year. Only a fortnight ago he was
invited to a musical entertainment at
the Yildiz palace. This proves he is
persona grata at the palace. The
visit of the United States battleship
Kentucky to Smyrna does not in
fluence the nature of- these re
lations, though it does induce the
Forte to more strictly concert itself
with the United States claims for in
demnity, which were already on the
point of solution. Dr. Thomas H.
Norton is going Monday, to take pos
session of his 1 ost at HarpooL
The United States legation will con
tiuue to press its demand tor an
exequatur, but prompt solution of this
question is not likely. The order to
the. Cramps of Philadelphia, for
cruiser will be small, the price being
less man euu,wu Turkish pounds
inanjc uod every morning
wnen you get up that you nave some
thing to do that day, which must be
done whether you like it or not Be
ing forced to work and forced to do
your best will breed in vou temner
ance, self-control, diligence, strength
of will, content, and a hundred virtues
which the idle will never know.
Has Christ put away your sin?
it ne nas, be as happy as the days are
long in the sweet summer time, and
be as bright as a garden in the month
of June, and sing like angesl, for you
have more to sine about than angels
nave. Charles a. Spurgeon.
Prayer for others is never lost,
is never in vain : often bv it we mav
draw down blessings upon others, but
always ana without fail it will return
in blessings upon ourselves. iiicTwird
O. Trench. -
Undar 8,000 Oaart Depoelt.
Opaa an yaar to tott Sazaa. YetrOk
sep IS m w
Ready for Monday's
Five X Baldwin Apples;
nice, fresh stock.
Also. Canned and Evanoratarl
Apples, Peaches and Fears, Mixed
jxuts ana cocoanuts, candies,
calces, cneese, esse., sc
Fox River Batter.
HALL & PEARSALL.
novl8tf Nntt ana Halberrr streets.
The Fall Trade.
W are now prepare
to fill all orders tor goods in our line, whole
Bale and retail, at prices that will surprise
yon. Quality, too, Is a feature in Whlon
Fine Cutlery, Tinware,
Saddles. Horse Collars,
Ammunition of every kind.
stoves. Ranges ..
Wen. it would reaulre too mncn snace toein-
merate tne thousand and one articles that
make up one of the tnost complete stocks ever
uusrea iu too uouut
Polite attention, prompt Ailing of orders
ana period aauvacuon guaranteed.
J. W. Unrchison & Go.
sepstf warning-ton, N. C.
In Prices on Everything"
Is what the people say when they come in
and look over oar Extensive Departments,
when compared to what they have been pay
ing elsewhere for same goods. And people
are finding out that we do
r what we say.
Beef Indies' Hat Window, what prices! ,
. See oar Drees Goods l i
Bee oar long lists ot Notions, Hen's Wear
Books and Stationery.
Be wlncr Machines, high grade, at SI 7.60. worth
SS5 00. , -
mcycteB, ukuw ana suits, vo sss.to,
worth doable the money.
It la extremelv Interesting to look throasrh
oar large stock of Toys, Brlo-a-Brao, Crockery,
utMBware, so, ana now oar pnoea on au. ... -
Our Donarlass and Duttenhofer Shoes are
etui the 'Town Talk" and are rushing.
We extend Thanksgiving Greetings to every
body, with a cordial invitation to visit oar
MERCER & EVANS COMPANY,
- - 6SH Steps East from Corner Front,
IN SOUTH AFRICA.
British Report a Great Battle in
Progress in . the Orange -River
OTHER SMALL ENGAGEMENTS
Dispatches from Geo. Kitchener Boers
Attacked Beshof Repolsed Witboot
British Loss-Fight Near Reit
By cable to the Horning Stf
- London, December L The Evening
Standard reports that a great flgbt is
in progress between General Knox an4
General DeWet near Bouxville, in the
southeastern extremity of the Orange
Biver colony, and Ijhat the capture of
General DeWet is .'considered immi
nent. The first dispatch froni General
Kitchener, in his capacity as commander-in-chief
of the British forces
in South Africans dated Bloamfontein,
November 30th, and confirms the re
ports of fighting between General
Pilcher and General DeWet, as cabled
November 39th, and adds the latest re
ports that General Knox is in touch
with General DeWet's force near La
felberg.twelve miles north of Bethulie,
Orange Biver colony; that the Boers
attacked Beshef November 28th, and
renewed the attack November 29tb,
and were repulsed without British loss.
General Kitchener also reports that
November 28th and 29th General Paget
was fighting with the Viljeen and
Erasmus commandos and that he
drove the Boers Jto a position in the
vicinity of Beitfontein. TheBritish
casualties were heavy. Colonel Lloyd
and five other officers were wounded,
five men were -killed and fifty were
Bloehfontein, Dec. 1. A patrol of
fourteen South African constabulary,
during the night , of November 28th,
engaged a contingent from Haaze
book's commando, southwestward of
this town, with the result that thirty
five Boers are reported to have been
killed or wounded.
Hudklbtjeq, November 29. Loid
Roberts, journeying toward Durban,
stopped here to day. He - made . a
speech to the volunteers in the course
of which he said he trusted Guerilla
warfare would not lone continue.
lit all its stages there
should be cleanliness. ' "
Ely's Cream Balm
cleanses, soothes and heals
the diseased membrane.
It cores catarrh and drives
away a cold in the head
Cream Balm is placed Into the nostrils, spreads
orer the membrane and is absorbed. Belief is im
mediate and a core follows. It is not drying does
not prodace sneezing. Large Size, B0 cents at Drug
gists or by mall ; Trial Size, 10 cents by mail.
ELY BROTHERS, 56 Warren Street, New York.
sep 15 tf ' sa tn th
25 Bushels Nice Yam Potatoes.
100,000 War Eavgle and Old
Glory Cheroots. ,
Car Hoop lVocu
Car Wire Naila and Car Cut
NaiU. All arises:.
Nice line Xmaa Candles.
Firecrackers, Raisins, C. C.
Nnts, Rice Baldwin Apples.
GET OUR PRICES.
D. L. GORE COMPANY.
AOVS2H wnnungton. N. O
MULLETS." new catch.
Best Cream Cheese,
Martin's Gilt Edge Butter,
Bagging and Ties.
GBSXBAX LIXB OF CASE GOODS IH
BXKAKD A.T THIS an A any.
, Sole agents for
ROB BOY FLOUR.
HcHAIR & PEARSALL.
3,600 bago Salt,
25 Boxes California Peaches.
15 Boxes Prune -
57 Barrels Apples.
811 Boxes L. I. Raisin.
110 Boxes Firecrackers.
8.10O C. C XOJnts.
76 Boxes Mixed Huts.
41 Barrels Table Salt.
1,450 Gross Hatches.
.176 Boxes Evaporated Apples.
81 Bass Bast Grits.
W. B. COOPER,
80S, 810 and 818 Nntt street,
nov w WfUnlngtoo.N.
at the dose of Business Sept. 5th, 1900, Con
densed from Be port to Comptroller.
Loans ..........."......A 840,813.28
0. 8. Bonds (at par) 818,100.00
Banking House and Fixtures 10,000.00
One rrom app'd we're agt's I 82,488.49
Due from outer banks iea.i4S.09
Oashonhand 98S9.T8 28821.39
Capital ,... 125,000.00
Surplus and undivided pronts 108,807.68
Deposits U. 8 Treas. fl30.87S.00
Deooelta from Banks....... 179.645.47 '
Deposits from Individuals 731,048.23-1,031 ,668. 70
- . Bents fiR KAntLlL 90. Bflcrt. R.lflm
Total deposits.... 8681,800 SS67.100 $131,600
9nrplusand net .
profits. , 8i,900 95,900 ,. r 106,800
D.8. bonds at par 45,100 95,600 - 816,100
Dividends Paid 6 Per Cent. Per Annum.
EW Last Instalment of Ganttal p&m in
October 189S . .. . -- v., senistf
"V ' . 1 i
V I . . . . .....
liiis te Stomacns anmxnreis 01
ness and rtest.Contains neither
Opium,MorpMne nor Mineral.
AnnfectRemedv for Constipa
tion, Sour Stomadi,Diarjoca.
Worms .Convulsions ,t cvensn
oess COvi Loss OF SLEEB
TacSlxrale Signature of
exact copy or wrappeb.
IS MAKING A GRAND FIGHT
FOB THE TRADE
of the country and city. We are offering our extra values,
some of them, as low as half price, and will guarantee to meet
competition ou any article you may call for.
COESETS We have just bought a line of Warner's Sample
Corsets that we will sell at one-half price of wholesale cost, and
the styles represent all the new things in Corsets Straight
Fronts, Girdle Corsets, Short Corsets, etc. The wholesale cost
was from $8.50 to $22.50 per dozen. My price is from 45c to
' 75c. Just think, a new up-to-date Corset in black or white,
worth $2.00, for 75c. Also, Warner's Nursing Corset as low as
59c, and Misses' Corsets worth 50c for 29c, any size from 18c to
26c. We carry a full line of Warner's, R. & G. Corsets, F. P's.
and other good brands at all prices.
JUST BOUGHT to-day 15 dozen very fine Ladies' Un
trimmed Hats. We do not hesitate to say, the finest line of
Ladies' Hats ever been in North Carolina. These Hats are
worth from $18.00 to $42.00 per dozen, made of Cheneille Silk,
Velvet and Corded Braid. My prices on these Hats are from $1.00 -to
$2.50 each. Any Lady wanting a very fine Hat at a very low
price will do well to see this lot.
.... JUST RECEIVED a big line new Capes, Cloaks and Furs.
A fine Clip-Coney Fnr Collarette with 2 heads and 4 tails, for
$1.98. A Ladies' nice Fur Cape at $2.00. A Ladies' Fur Cape
with heads and tails attached at $3.50. Red and liray Fox Col
larettes with head and tails, for $4.00. Fine Fur Muff and Col
larette io match, in Red and Gray Fox, for $12.50 a set!
TOYS On Monday morning we will begin displaying the
grandest line of Toys ever shown in WilmiDgton. Remember we
have always shown more Toys each year than any other store, and
we've laid in a better supply this year than ever. We would ask
all our wholesale customers to call on us, as we can suit you in
quantity, quality and price. .
LADIES' CAPES Just received a large shipment of new
Capes for School Girls. We have 25 fine Beaver Cloth Capes in
red, blue, brown, tan and black, made up-to-date with straps and
buttons and large, strong collars, a very pretty Cape for Misses
and Young Ladies, at $1.98.' We have all grades a good, heavy
Fur Trimmed Cape as low as 75c.
IN OUR MILLINERY DEPARTMENT we have many
good things to show. Just received a new shipment of 'Lady
Smith" Hats first sold at $1.00, now 69c. We have plenty of
things to sell cheap in the way of Underwear, also.
THE BUSY SEASON is now on, and we are offering special
values in every department. Our Big New Store is packed full of
goods, -and yon can get your memorandum filled here,1 whatever
you may want, and get the very best value for your money.
REMEMBER OUR PRESENTS. We are giving away free
with your purchases Chairs, Tables, Lounges, Desks, Crockery,
Fancy China, Glassware, etc Come and briDg your card or get
a new one and have your purchases punched and get a present.
THE BIG BACKET STORE,
I 208-210 North Front Street.
GEO. O. GAYLORD,
dee S tf
The Latest Books.
MA blessed companion is a Book;
A Book fitly chosen Is a lifelong Mend."
Dr. North and His Friends, by Weir Mitchell.
In the Palace ot the KtngVby Marion Crawford.
Eleanor, by Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
Tbe Master Christian, by Marie Corelll.
Tommy and Urlael, by J. M. Barrie.
Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad. -The
Maid ot Maiden Lane, ny Barr.
All the above and many of the recent publications in stock and for sale at publishers' prices.
C. W. YATES 1k CO.,
fiUTlUE Til DEPOSITORS.
JESSUSLJ118 SnaJrt' endingr December 1st Is now due and payable at
WUmlnjrton barings and Trust Co. Depositors are requested to bring
i and have the Inter added New deposits received now,
S?'urZMU Vu be,gtn to bear Interest from the NBW TEAR,
taw Fandwltn ? Century beginning than by storting a sav-
J.'W. ROB WOOD, President. '
C. B. TATLOR.
VIRGINIA WATER GROUND MEAL
FLOUR, all grades In barrels and 6agsT
LARD. SOAP. LYL MULLET BARRELS.
A full line of Tobacco. Cierars & Crtrarettes:
SALT in 100 lb., 125 lb. and 200 !b. bags.
UIKtS AN U bnAblvtKS of all kinds.
CANDY In Buckets and Boxes.
SARDINES, MOLASSES AND CHEESE.
WRAPPING PAPER, PAPER BAGS.
TWINE, NAILS AND COTTON TIES.
For sale by-
Wholesale Grocers end
ulilfe Our 01 Gated
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Tmc eenraun company, ncw tonk cttv.
The Honse of EgremoDt, by fc'oille EeweU Ellfct.
xoe isieor unrest, Dy Merriman.
A Royal Enchantress, by Pessar.
The 8ky Ptlot, by Connor.
80ns ofahe Morning, by Phfllpotts.
M008W&, by Fraser.
Oliver Cromwell, by Moorley, etc., etc.
Booksellers and Stationers.
v H. WALTERS, Vie President.
Jr., Caabler. dec2tt
Send us your orders.
9M and' 906 North Water street.
tab 11 U