- - Pwprltor.
THEY INVOKE THE DOCTBIK
Lam, a, d, econd-dm matter.
" Djmmita U used for killing fish
iii m&cj Ktreami of California.
i.Deiaaeai oi im i&assiaa em
f rc38 Aatu contain 2,53ft large dia-
' raoadj ana rabj rained at 1600,
Eo. v IngeraolTft nw lecture
"Foundation of Faith," ia doubtless
fonsded npoa the only thing Bob
has any faith it cash.
'.- The Emperor, of Germany took
raean advantage of his guest at
hasting pvlJ vhen he read them a
poem -written by hinmelf.
ThUit a aeaaon to remember that
it is bc5 only ore blejaed to pre
tLaa'to receiTe bat that is also
more satisfactory, to the giver.
' xiau. bag? can new- be. taken on
ui delivered from trains running
at 60 mites aa hoot.
: The- only ; irrotectant can rcn in
tothlem of r Jndea is a Latheran
rtnrsit.ia "which ih paster f"rt
ia ih Arabic Jangoage.
.Yes. . thtnza are nnennal. For
inlncthe average annual salary
ef a minister of the gospel is less
tiaa $300," while Bob Ingersoll
pocket , more tnan touu every
tiae he spends' two honrs abasing
Christianity. " . .
Old Dao, the only -cavalry horse
surviving the Milk Birer expedition
and the' Uee&er massacre, died at
Fort Huston, -after twenty-five
year'a service in ihei Fifth Cavalry
II was buriod with military honors
By shrewd diplomacy the Saltan
b i been allowed three months to
mike good hit -promisee of reform.
What a politician that fellow is.
If the proposed shipment of Pa.
anthracite eoal to .Germany proove
financial asecvar1 it will be nr
priding, hat none the less gratify
'ing. '- -: V'?'':- "-
There is a new style of peripatetic
advertisement on upper' Broadway,
New York, which has made a hit
It ( a sandwich man, wearing rath
er load,' bat perfectly creased trous-
crt, and the ; signs on the .hoards
read: .''Xoar tronsers creased like
minefor twenty-five cents at So and-
v- An 'illustrated article' setting
f ortt the resnlts of the laical Btndies
aal " dtscoveriea r- respecting "The
Stm's Light," by -Sir Robert Ball,
. who rivals the late Professor. Proc
tor ia his gift forpopnlar exposition
of astronomical subjects, will appear
in AfrinaTe'i i lfswiiBe fat Tsunary
, The pahlishera promise a series of
article by Sir JRobert on popular
astrsnomical topics daring tbe
.coming year.". ' '
;. : Probably few reader are aware of
the fact has 'modern industry has
. Already got a foothold in the arctic
regions, and that mines are worked
on a lsfge scala and railroad regu-
. " larly operated, in snch high lati
, tad e. This is the case in Sweden,
-where the Lolea-Gellivare Kail road,
. bautlor tne purpose ox carrying
iron ore from the Oellivare mines to
tho seaport at iLolea, extend 50
',' miles above the Arctic Circle and
- enjoys the distinction of being the
gJL?xt roalroad to open np the Frigid
XITU SOT BOIZ11A.
It Is a CMatry af Walea litrto bbmM
-" ,- let geeosse Citlsew.
: Th Girl Who ia Employed" is
aTectkccly nddresscd and wisely
counseled by. Bath Ashmore in
. December: iidjee' Home Joarnal.
4The writer tells the girls of their
d aty to their employers and to them
selves, discuss matters of dress and
Tarni them against "tbe dangerous
whseh she designates "Bo--
"hes:!, which seems to you so at
tractivev. In reality it is a country
f rhich JOB should not become a
. - No matter, whether yoar friends
rcz1 yon prode or not, do not per
. tut the social side of your life to
' degenerate into a free and easy con
, ' dition where no respect is shown to
-;.' yon, s woman.
in Bcaemia tnere may be some
" , lasj&tc-r; bat bo sore there are many
i. - : tears. in-; mat lano yoa would
:vproLtYI 'spend all-your wages in
-csssy of festivity, and be abeggar
or wo : i stUl, a borrower for th
ret', c! the- week.
ia liAt ana a woman buys one
-3 frock, too fins for Jhor position
iu nd daring the working
;Jt o are she looks ttaudv and always
- ea -"restive, by bet shabby finery, of
gay girl rather than a, well-bred
woman, whiehjis what the busy girl
should aim to be. In Bohemia it is
. claimed there is a jolly good f ellow-
h:n. and nothing else, between men
' as i women. Too don't want to be
ajoDy good fellow. Yoa wan to
has) woman who' is "respected,' not
- - csly because of her sex, out because
- of erself,snd the free and easy
iLTain wbich a man offers a woman
a rizarsttAZand she voIanUerj. to
- - - et for him something that be counts
more cheerful than a cup "of tee. is
. one which my busy girl does not
' want to live, : If for no other reason
jtbia would be one.
. Ia Bohemia all women must be
" v Tonnsr and beautiful, and you are
' not corog to be that forever. So
spake for yonrself a social world that
, ant, bat when yoa will bo liked
when youth and beauty have gone,
- becaas of the good that is in you
mtntally and spirit gaily."
; . '. y?:: , eM as a" Blenibs Killer.
Tha hvrienie value of soap ia
' hardly realixad bj the general pnb
1 lie Eecent expenments have shown
: that A solution of soap will kill typ-
toid or cholera microbes. A one
( per cent, -nolntion will do so in
tsrelTS hoars, while a seven or ten
pr cent, solation will do it ma
;w mlnates. ::-..-v
South American Countries Will
ing to Fight European
L1IK1MM.VS IX El'ltOl'E.
THE DEAD REC07IRED.
XiBlstrnf EUpnblics Inrolvid a Dis-
pates Cable Instructions to Kelj
UpOa Position Now Assumed by the
Among Secretary Olney'ts callers
yesterday were Ministers And rail e
of Venezuela, Mendoncn of Brazil,
and Romero of Mexico, representing
three of the first republics of South
and Central America. Though thid
is diplomatic reception day at the
State Department, their call at this
particular time, when the Monroe
doctrine, as applicable to their
countries, has received so forcible a
construction by the United States,
occassioned much comment.
Although none of the Cent nil and
Sonth American diplomats will con
sent to be quoted regarding their
call, it is known that they as a rule
have cabled their governments that
tho present seems an opportune time
for mvoking the Monroe doctrine as
a means of support against Euro
pean pressure, several of them being
involved n disputes with European
nations at this time. The statement
is made by one of them that several
important results will follow from
the vigorous construction of the
Monroe doctrine. Mrst it is said,
will, be the official adherence of the
southern republics, makiug the de
claration practically unanimous
from the countries of the western
hemisphere. It is pointed out that
rxrd Salisbury insisted that the
Monroe doctrine was not recognized
as international law, but this, it is
said, will be answered by a showing
that all the republics of Xorth and
South America accept it as the law
The project of another conference
of American republics, in lino with
the Pan-American conference, put
with a view to political alliance
rather than commercial reciprocity,
is being discussed also. There have
been a number of these conferences,
largely devoted to academic discus
sion, bnt the strong assertion of the
Monroe doctrine would give a prac
tical aspect to such a meeting.
How far these hopes and purposes
of the southern countries were com
municated to Mr. Oluey yesterday
ia not known but he was doubtless
made aware of strong prevailing
feeling and the intention to give it
official expression as soon as word
could bo received from the several
governments represented. Among
tbe bouth and Central American
diplomats themselves the feeling is
almost nnanimous that there should
be a sneedy cementing of all the re
publics of the western world.
Admiral linnce, commanding the
North Atlantic squadron, came up
to Washington from his flagship
New York in Hampton Roads yes
terday and had a consultation with
Acting Secretary McAdoo respect
ing the movements of his squadron
He was to have sailed Saturday for
the West Indies, but he will defer
hia departure for the time, and talk
over the matter with Secretary Her
bert when he returns to Washing
ton next Snnday. The feeling is
growing in naval circles that the
cjrntse-wjiJJL beabandoned. for it is
njw regarded as highly imprudent
to send away from the country the
only substantial defense of the Atlan
tic seaboard. There is also a sug
gestion that would be prudent to re
call the Mediterranean squadron,
comprising three of our finest crui
sers, which would be left hopelessly
bottled up" in the event that mat
ters took a bad turn.
Piople Across ?hp Ocpau Who
H.ive San' a C uu !
England is oy tin means the only!
European country to enter into the i
celebr.itiO i of the Christmas festival
with a zest. In Germany, in Sweden I
and Norway, in Kuh. in France, '
and in fact, all ovei ivnope, wher-!
ever the Christian religion obtained
a foothold, the anniversary of the
Nativity is observed with rejoicing!
and feasting. The ceremonies are
not greatly unlike those of the En
glish-speaking people, though, of '
course, modified by the traditions!
and usages of each country. St.
Nicho'iis under a dozen aliases have j
become known to the little ones
from the Mediterranean to the North '
sea. In Holland he is Santa Claus, 1
and in !
Forty-Three Lifeless Bodies
Taken out of Cumnock Mines.
FOUR OTHEKS ARE .MlS51ti
LION'S (JLWY3 ON ALiSK .
WHAT VENEZUELA IS,
in Switzerland, Samt Klas,
Austria, Niklo. or Niglo. Every-iC., lee. :
where he is the same pleasant myth, 'after the
the friend of the children, the old blackened
n! Tw.i f 'he Injured Men Will Vary
Probably Die Complete List of ihe
Drad The Corouer Will Hold no
Inquest Over The Bodies This is
'1 lie Third Accident of The Same
Kind in These Mines, a Tot! of 'J
Men Having Been Killed by himiUr
Explosions Heartrending Scenes.
Special to the News and Observer.
Cr.MN-ocK, Chatham County, N.
.'i. This morning, just
dawn, twenty-five stark,
bodies were drawn up
gentleman of snow-white beard, be-(from the depths of the deep, dark
nevolent disposition and invisible
movements. In some of these coun
1 tries a dread personage is supposed
by the children to follow in his wake,
a person, either male or female,
who ia prepared to lecture bad chil
dren on their evil ways or seize them
in his visible arms and 6pirit them
away. The myth regarding this
dread being is probably a survival of
the old pagan idea of the good
spirits and t tie bad spirits, or per
haps, of the legend, about the an
imal conflict between Thor, the god
of the thunder-storm, and Freija.
the goddess of spring. N. V. Mail
Unexpected Munttleenc .
'Jaue,' said Mr. skinnphliut, a
a softened liu'ht shiniug in his eyee.
"1 think 1 i-t.' never given you
anything for a i.'uristmas present,
"No, William." answered Mrs.
Skinnphlint. "You never have."
"This Christmas, Jaue'" said Mr.
Skinnphlint, in a voice trembling
from unwonted feeling, "shall be a
different one from any we have ever
had. What would yon eay to a
present of some useful article for the
"I would like it very much, Wil
liam." "Somethintr. for instance, that
.... P -
woulu be both useful and ornamen
tal? Something that von could
select yourself? How would that
"It would please me above all
"Then, Jane," said Mr Skinn
phlint, witli au effort to retain his
composure, "we need a new boot
iick. I ere is twenty-five cents to
buy it with. If it costs less, Jane,
added, in a broken voice, "vou can
keep the change."' Chicago Tri
mine that was their tomb. Blacken
ed with a deep coating of sooty coal
uust, sometimes defaced with cruel
mutilation, even fares and limbs
burned and charred by the coal-gas
that brought death in its Hame,
Side by side in the engine-room
they were laid, covered with 6trips
of white cloth, native and foreigner,
black and white, in a democracy of
death. For the coal had blowu its
ebon dust so deep that in many
cases the difference between the
whites and blacks could not be told.
It was a ghastly show. And whi n
the people sought for their loved
ones in the still array how pitiful
JIow the sa-cved ones whom
l!riiih Encroachments as Disclosed liy
a New Official Map.
The Venezuelan controversy has
reawakened interest in the Alaskan
boundary dispute, which is not of
recent origin, but which, until a
comparatively recent date, had been
permitted to drag its slow length
along with characteristic diplomatic
leisure. As was the case with Ven
ezuela, it was a rich gold find that
aroused the cupidity of tho Briton,
and had him to reach out for more
territory than he could rightfully
Both the governments of British
Colombia and the I'nited States
have from time to time issued maps
of the country around Alaska, and
a study of those maps indicates the
growth of England's claim for ter
ritory supposedly American. Yes
terday morning the Geological Sur
vey received a copy of the latest
official map showing the boundary
between Southeastern Alaska arid
The contention is over the con
struction of the treaty made by the
Czar of Kussia with the ministry of
Great Britain, in which the bound
ary was determined. This treaty
was the result f a conference of
the two nations concerned held in!
St. lYtershnrg in February, lsO.'i.j
in which conference the oommis- j
sioiiers accepted as authentic the
only map then at all correct Van
couver's mau of the Pacific wast be
tweeu l'nget Sound and Mt. St.
Klias. In accordance with that map
the commission fixed the line to
Something About Our Ni i
South for Whom We
Venezuela is a fee
deg. and "
lib ir tu
is a lederal re
an area of b.
"THE CLEVELAND POM V.
tude am! 1 d
..'firn. nortli latitude
west it claims tiM-ritorv v.
claimed by Columbia
and on the e !sl is 1 1 1 - ia
a part of Brii i
The total i)i
i o 1 1 r i -deg.
is air ;
':i ! " ;
iicn i -'
brokerage house succumbed -Taylor
it Co. The failure
es a number of speculators w ho '"Disappearance of British F atr
ar"i! through the firm. Ao state
Is of assets and liabilities can be
obtained, but the figures are large
both wavs. It is not believed the
lirm will reuome.
The loss iliiring the week on
stoek exclusively i sted bv the l'iiila
1',! -si.s 1
! V 11
i !1 ions
Canada and (inian.i
Dl lil.lN, December
James (J'Beilly, member
ment for North ic -com m
KKSCUINIJ THE MINE US.
Si. (I i
Known to In hot:
don editor of
of Dublin, a:
ed i tors of tie
lias eo!it n 'mi t
I nib- oelidell ! .
Ic-'de;,r ( I,
sooner or I:
;,in and t'.e
about 1 pi
or tne ici
pri ncipai I
( i erman v.
1! 'li ar l'ner
est 1 !!!.: I
nr. of 1 1
M : -
' I.'.il ii-h, Urmbuio
V i I r.i i a. ! o i.
. s and Observe
(., Dec :!. Work
: e in earnest yester-
eh s for the tele-
. v. hi : it i.s expected
riii-.K bv datiunry
' up- ;i t lu com-
, lie c t'.e coin-
: : . i w 1 1 as "Tho
. e n i Telephone
; nv."' .ii(i cx-
! v i c i at e
.. . ' ' : ' V Will
i im rce
l 'r liicc
b -a por ; ..
1 I lilt.
' . w 1
: i 1 o
VI M !',
ork i n.'
en 1 1 un
d i m.
1 ! , v
MliVS DEATH K
strike the western coast
ibed looked into
lit - he features of
CDrlstmas tad Christmas Doinrs in
Christmas the gladdest merriest
day in all the year will soon be here.
Tbe day when all should throw
aside the toils and cares of life and
remember a man or child on that
day, years ago was bora on earth
whose coming has marked an epoch
in all the ages, since whose lnflu-
ence.has dispelled the dark less which
enshrouded the womb of nature.
Since then his advent has caused
sweet charity to have beneficient
reign. It is the wish of this writer
that love and good will take possess
ion of the hearts of all and we all may
emulate the example of the manger
boy born eighteen hundred and
ninety-five years ago.
Bnt I did riot start out to rite
an essay, but to let the readers of
The Jovk.nal know of the doings
and happenings in tho good little
Tillage of Mavsville on the Saturday
before Xmas. Many indeed are the
naicroua scenes enacted in a coun
try village and Maysyille Is no ex
ception to the general rule.
Saturday there was a shooting
match and a cart loud of nice and
toothsome turkeys were the prize.
The stnrdv veomanrv of the sur
rounding country were the contes
tants, Messrs. Sanders, Koonce, and
others were the successful winners
and it was a merry time altogether,
to hear the happy and pleasant re
partees given and taken.
Mr. t,nas. rsariter ot stela was m
Mr. J. F. White of Polloksville
made a business call Friday.
Mr. Lancaster, The Joirxal's
agent made ns a busines call Friday.
Mr. W. X. Mattocks of Silver
Dail was in town with a load of cot
ton. Oysters are plentiful here. Oyster
knives seem to be very mm h'in de
mand. Messis. Iane A Banks are impres
ing npon our people the impor
tance of life Insurance.
Mr. D. 8. A man and family left
Friday for Wilmington, where they
will spend the Holidays with rela
tives. Ve hope them a very pleasant
Mr. Cauier of Asheville is stop-
iing at the Alaysvule hotel, lie is
ooking after the timber interest of
The entertainment at the Hotel
last Thursday night was quite an
enjoyable occasion, all seemed very
well pleased. Am very sorry our
last weeks correspondent seemed so
partial to the "Onslow girls."' Hope
the girls elsewhere took no offense
as Ins interest seems to be at stake
in Onslow. Polloksville was well re
TheSa'aries and Incomes of Ru'ers
Iliere is certainly one very nice
feature about being a potentate, and
that is the income that comes to the
occupant of a lofty place. Besides
having all his wants attended to,
and a large number of palaces al
wavs at his disposal, the Emperor
of Russia is said to receive $25,000
a day: the Sultan of Turkey receives
18,000 a day: the Lmperor of Aus
tna rejoices in 110.000 a day; .hm
peror William has to get along on
$8,000 from breakfast until bedtime;
Qneen Victoria has $35,000 to spend
every week, and the President of
thfi TTnited States receives a trifle
under 1'000 a week, but a great that gathered at the mine seemed to
deal of free advertising goes with c ai most paraiyzea oy iear,
do i:h had r
face and soi
And when all that was left of him
was found, thev laid him on a
pathetic little white-cloth stretcher
and bore him home for burial.
The horror of it all had awed the
crowd that came with sympathy and
help. The tragedy fell like a pall
over Cumnock and country round
about, for few they were who had
not kin or friend in the mine.
Death's harvest has been a large one
and not a family in the little village
but what has a pitiful tale of woe.
Some lose a father, others a hus
band, and others a son. Twenty
five dead men, side by side, in the
engine room, eight others below at
the bottom of the shaft ready to be
brought to the top, and ten others
missing was the situation at
Cumnock mines at sunrise.
Up to 1 o'clock this afternoon it
was claimed that the explosion was
caused bv dynamite which was
stored in the slope, but the dynamite
has Keen louna whicli leaves no
doubt of the accident arising from
THE HAIR-BREADTH ESCAPES.
The men who crawled out of the
black horror and were lifted to the
light, tell thrilling tales of narrow
In Slope No. 1 where the largest
number of men were at work, not
one lives to' tell how the death
In Slooe Xo. 2, two miners were
In Slope Xo. 3, farthest removed
from the spot where the explosion
is supposed to have originated,
nearly all the men were rescued.
THE WORK OF RESCCE.
The work of rescue did not begin
al the first umiurln tii t v. Tho ciotrrt
of an isl
r t '
the office. Harper's Young People.
Keep Tour Husbinil
By feeding him well.
By serving meals on time
By not borins him with domestic
By taking au intelligent interest
in his affairs.
By judicious flattery and equally
Bv beins an ornament to his
By not locking up the ways or a
sweetheart in tbe chest with your
brtdal veil. Xew lork World.
ihe popular craze of the day is
for face massage, and when scientifi
cally performed it is of great benefit:
but false ideas and silly counsels
upon the subject, floating through
the newspapers, arc doing harm
Before performing massage one
shouid understand the physiology of
the muscular system
Miscellaneous stroking of the face
has a bad, rather than a good, effect.
One is safe in making it a practice
to wash the face every night in very
hot water, using good soap, and rin
sing it off thoroughly. Afterward,
rub tho skin gently, but firmly,
Superintendent Cant pleaded, and
Mine Foreman Nutall told them
they were cowards.
At last a little band had the cour
age to go down into the mine, res
cue the living and dig out the bodies
of the dead. Mr. S. F. Nutall led
the party the first man to go into
Thev had fresh air pumped into
the mine, and then began their
Twenty-five men were rescued
from Slopes Xo. 2 and Xj. 3.
111 il .a. 1 Tl -V 4
w nen mey entereu rsiope rso. l,
the bodies of the dead were found
lying on every baud.
Of their, all, not a man was alive.
The bodies were carried to the foot
of the shaft as they were discover
Xone were brought to the surface
until this morning.
Besides the twenty-five bodies ly
ing in the engine, roo n when I was
there this morning, eight bodies lay
at the bottom of the shaft. And I
was told that two others had just
been discovered, half buried in the
That left several bodies, five or six
yet to be found.
Kepoits differ slighly as to the
number of men in the mine at the
then called the !
sala of tiit Prince WaVs.
line t'l 'ii took a northerly !ir
parallel to the coast, conform:
the summits of a range of moi;
very clearly indicated on Vancou
ver's map. The language of th.
treaty is ipiite explicit, and reads as
though there could be little doubt of
the exis' ce of the range referred
to. In order to provide for any pos
sible contingencies, the treaty fur
ther specifies that should no such
range exist, or should it be found to
be in any place more than ten mar
ine leagues (about thirty-five miles)
from the coast, the boundary line
should be a line parallel to the coast,
and at no place more than ten mar
ine leagues from it.
As recent surveys have been made
the line has become more and more
uncertain, for while mountains
abound all through that part of
Xorth America, they do not form a
range that affords any basis in de
termining the boundary.
From the line first determined,
and to which it seemed at the time
both the United States and Great
Britain agreed, British Columbia
has extended her tei ritory nearer and
nearer to the coast until now in
stead of a line generally parallel to
the coast line, this last map en
croaches upon our territory to such
an extent that even some of the
Alaskan waters and harbors are
within the British domain. This
map is entitled "Map of the Pro
vince of British Columbia, compiled
by the direction of the Honorable
G. B Martin. Chief Commissioner
of Lands, Victoria. B. C, 1895."
The difference in the extent of
the territory between the boundary
of the panhandle of Alaska as deter
mined by the United states and as
determined in his recent English
map, .qmntipts to about 1,500 8Q1LU re
miles, and includes all that part'of
Alaska immediately adjacent to
Juneau, in which town is situated
the greatest gold mine in the world,
the famous Tread well mine, which
has a monthly yield of from 40,000
tons to 00, 00) tons of ore. The dis
puted region is also covered with
timber, consisting of tir, Douglas
spruce, and Alaska cedar, which is
alone sufficient to make the ground
worth a diplomatic struggle.
Washington Post .
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J lie total leiit ii o! 1 -
of tiie lepub'ic in
se v -ral ! i '. i ! i 1 1 -' 1 1 o '
1 oads have iiei-;i lei:
connect I he pr; !!! pa
I he nearest inland -of
Kiinei.il ;) . liic: ,
v v-ral thousands
: - . pl vi res con a
pal fit ies of t lie r--.
The republic of '
C.li of eight
ritorie.--, the f
The States are Cara
man Blanco, Lara. I
Xamora, Falcon. Bolivar
mudez. The names of
torie3 are Alto Orinoco.
Yururari, Coura. Doojir,
Armisticio and Delta,
nies are Guzman Blanco
Armisticio. Alto Orinot
J- Wh.W ill-' lirs Sh t i-'irei! ia Air.'":
V, . w 1 1 - S Mt'iia-I'ae I Hileil St.it'
i'av-s Mjthinir tu Iear, Admiral
1 e ! 1
1 1 ; i
.:. V, uMonutuii t-v a Lug
He en ; ii c si as! ic
:.: wci'-h erected
.M.'t .croft Hall 1
i "lied to his tall;
..ii S.;i.'' otherwise called a
' ' ioti.sm. 1 lie Ailmir;
and a stereopticon to
' idaV night ail'
,ii "The Carib
Amazonas. a. Colon.
The revenue of the rep.i
rived chiefly from customs,
amounted in 1885-1 to 1
pounds and the expenditure:
government were 1 ,"-2o'.,-lU0
The public debt at the end
was ",bS0,S50 pounds,
bears iutc-rest at 4 per cent
The constitution of the
is modelled closely after
the United States. The
) 1 I f
5 of the
with a preparation made my mixing time the explosion occurred, and no
together one part of rose-water and
one part of chemically pure glycer
ine, with a few drops of the tincture
of benzoin. Glycerine does not
agree with all skins: but where it
does not, other oils would best be
left alone, as most of them - are apt
to induce a growth of hair.
An excellent preservative of the
complexion is cold cream made from
the best quality of olive oil. The
face and neck should be thoroughly
massaged with it before retiring at
night, rubbing the cheeks upward
and toward the ears, and a quarter
of au hour for the process is not too
long. This nourishes the skin and
induces a uniform plumpness. It is
uot necessary to use the cream pro
fusely, and that which is not absor
bed by the skin can be removed with
a soft linen napkin. Especially is
this beneficial in cold weather. In
a week s tin.e a decided improve
ment will be noticeable in tne tex
ture and freshness of the skin
Bogue Sound Correipondencp,
"ilooraw: lor A mas. oay we
and the good people of Bogue Sound
and merry A mas to the ".New
Bkrxe JorKVAL ,'' say all-
Married ' at the residence of Mr.
NV. P. weeks on liadnots creek on
Wednesday the 18th inst., Mr. Geo.
man knows just how many are yet
to be found.
"Is there supposed to be a single
man alive in the mine. 1 askeil
No,'" he said with a sad shake of
his head, "nothing alive, neither
man nor beast has been found in
that mine 6ince earlv last night."
A thorough and critical examin
ation must be made before the cause
can be positively determined." said
Supt. Cant, ' the fire-boss and the
mine foreman both made usual
rounds that morning before the
miners went to word, and they re
ported everything perfectly safe and
in good working order. Jt was at
7:45 that the mineforennm and fire-
boss reported everything satisfactory
Twenty minutes later the explos
Keep Farm Accounts.
Farmers, as a rule, are too care
less in regard to keeping accounts of
their business: consequently, thev
often raise crops that are not profita
ble, aud to raise and feed stock at a
loss. And in view of the fact, too,
that there are so many otherwise
profitable crops that cannot be sold
off the farm profitably, it clearly
shows the folly of this neglect. It
were better such crops should be
consumed on the farm by useful and
needed stock, and the residum re
turned to the fields for their sus-
Bell of Ocean to Miss Isora Weeks
daughter of John B. Week of Had- tenance
But how few of the
Bt-aucbamp & Beacli, Eufkula, Ala.,
We have handled your Jai aues Pile
Cure for two years now and can conscien
tiously say it bus Riven eu tire ;atUlactiun
iod ieu eood seller. We regard it as
being the best thing for Hemorrhoids or
Pi'e that we have ever sold, at F. S. Dnf-
J - - , ...
nots. Dr. J . . Sanders, J. 1. offi
ciating. We wish the happy couple
much prosperity through life.
Kev. Dan Reid our last years
preacher is returned to us again
and we are all very glad, he preach
ed for us at Bethlehem last Sunday
to a glad congregation, he hasn't
lost an appointment there. He will
live at Stella again this year, and
says he expects to build a parsonage
there if he can.
A basket supper and festival at
Rocky Run school bouse on Xmas
eve. An Xmas tree will be exhibited
at Swausboro during the holidays
by Capt. R. Foster and wife for
their Sunday school pnpils. It will
be a good affair.
farmers look thus closely into die
details of their business; too prone
to follow old methods and customs
of farming, with scarcely a thought
whether thev are making a profit or
sustaining a loss. And unless the
farmer keeps an account ot the ex
penses of growing a crop, he is not
likely to know much about the cost
of making it. and if he sells it, does
so blindly. N. C. Bulletin.
Italy as Aibitrator.
Paris, Dec. 5J1. It is rumored
here that Italy will extend to the
United States and Great Britain an
offer to arbitrate the Venezuela
OUK STHKNUTH ON THE SEAS,
Charles H, Cramp Hot s Not Think N w
Ve8fls Will b) Ordered.
Nkw York, Dec. v'0. A local
paper print an interview in Wash
ington with Charles H. Cramp, the
head of the Philadelphia ship build
ing nrm, on tne subject ot a possi
Die war ntti Oreat isritam growing
out of the attitude of President
Cleveland on the Venezuelan ques
tion, Mr. Cramp does not think
there will be an immediate order for
new vessels,for he says these ordered
now would lmrdlv be available if
needed soon, as it takes at least two
years to build a battleship. He
"Ihe President s message is just
so strong us it represents the nation
ai strengtu or tne sea. ltnout a
single battleship it would be weak
and beneath notice; with one such
vessel it would demand some atten
tion, and so on as the number in
creeases, until backed up bv twenty
it would be unanswerable. Now.
what is the United States strength
as to battleships!'1 Tticre are availa
ble, or will be in a few month, four
of the first-class the Indiana,
Massachusetts, Iowa and Oregon.
Then there are die Teiai an the
Maine of the second class, the Mon
terey, which has demonstrated her
ability to go on sea cruises: the
Miantonomah, which is smaller than
the Monterey; the Amphitrite, of
the monitor class. There are the
Terorr, Puritan, and others. With
this showing it can be seen what
strength the President's message
When asked how long it would
take to transform the four ocean
grey hounds of the American Line
to war vessels, as stipulated in the
mail contract, Mr. Cramp said thev
could be made ready in a couple of
weeks, lie didnot think they weuhi
be of service as commerce destroyers.
The Cramps have now in their
yards the Massachusetts, first class
battleship, which was reported to
the Navy yard on December 1 as 9o
per cent, near completion, so it will
not take long to finish her, the
Iowa, a first-class battle-ship, re
ported as 50 per cent, near comple
tion, and the Brooklyn, an armored
cruiser, 04 per cent, near comple
tion. Wash. Post.
is assisted by eiglit ministers and a
federal council. The law making
authority is vested in a congress of
two houses a senate with twenty
four members and a chamber of
deputies of fifty-two members. The
deputies are elected every four years
directly by the electors of the tates
and districts and the senators a re
elected by the legislative
bodies of the dilTereiit states.
Congress elects tho federal council
and the federal council cho
president. The term ot the
council aud the president
The Venezuelan republic
olarod its iiwlopeodoj.oo ot' Spuin
JcU land was at warfare with
mother country for nearly -ten y
thereafter. Bolivar, a nation
Caracas, was the leading spirit
the revolt. The independence
the republic was not recorrnized
Spain till 1.34 In 1S4C there be
gan a series of civil revolutions
which lasted til! 1 During
these struggles, in 1S.11, all the
slaves held in the republic were lib
erated. In December. liCO, Guni
zan Bianco was declared provision
al dictator and acted as dictator tiil
1ST.!, when he was elevated consti
tutional president for four years.
Since the election of Blanco several
presidents have administered the
affairs of the republic. The sitting
president is Ferdinand Civsp.. At
fcXCH AXiiE WILL )! tb
False Itamore Started on .ee unit of
the Panic in w Yo'k
Nkh York. Dec. :. A rumor
was put in circulation by an even
ing paper to the effect that there
was a probability of (dosing the
Stock Exchange if the depression in
An Associated Press representa
tive who interviewed Secretary Ely,
of the Stock Exchange on the sub
ject, was informed that no sugges
tion of such a course had reached
that officer, that no meeting of the
members of the Exchange had been
had to consider such a course, and
that he saw no reason to expect any
meeting of the Stock Exchange to
consider the proposition Conclud
ing, Mr. Ely said: "The Stock
Exchange will be open as usual
every business dav of the wick."
BURY THE HE tl.
The Secret of Whipping Cream
In whipping cream tho secret of
success is .to have cream and dish as
cold as possible. If the froth is
skimmed off, as is sometimes recom
mended, it is apt to fall after a
time. It is better to beat steadily
until the whole mass is the proper
consistency. It may be sweetened
by adding a little sugar at a time,
and the flavoring can be dropped in
when it is nearly solid. erv thin
cream cannot be whipped. If it is
too thick it must be .diluted with a
little milk or it will turn to butter
in the process.
Inquest Over Viclims of tbe I'umnock
Mine Ititaster Conc'uded.
Saxford, N. C, Dec. 21 In
citement at Cumnock has subsided
and things are more quiet around
the mines today. Coroner Chapin
has concluded the inquest and de
cided that the thirty-nine miners
came to their death from the explo
sion of gas. The report that dyna
mite exploded in the mine is Ialse.
Forces ot hands from the ( ape
Fear and Yadkin adev, and
eigh and Western railroad-:
been busily engaged all da di
craves at the Cumnock grave
About twenty-five of the dead
ers will be buried there: others
been removed across the river
Chatham county for burial.
Two of the dead bodies were
ped to Ramey, Pa., today
panied by two of the men
caped the fearful disaster,
bodies will probably be
a ;.a 'ioti.sm. 1 no .Admiral na-l
iii i; .- ami a stereopticon to assist
mm ;u ins lecture, and lie pointed
oat on the map of the sea south of
the I'nitei! States the many inlands
, t hat are owned by foreign nations,
a'.d told how they had obtained
po. session of them, and for what
t hey were now used.
( lraduaH vlhis led up to the Ven
ezuelan qucsl ion, nnd a reproduc
tion of Tho. Post's cartoon of the
British lion with a paw on the
South American republic, was shown
Admiral Meade spoke of tho dispute
over the boundary line, and the
grasping propensity of John Bull.
He was glad that the I'nited States
had taken such a bold stand regard
ing the Monroe doctrine, and said
that shonld war come from it there
would be hundreds of thousands
ready to take up arms. The I'nited
States has nothing to fear in the
trouble. Her navy is strong, and
composed of many of the best bat
tleships and cruisers afloat.
The Admiral made many patriotic
allusions aud was loudly cheered. It
was irv possible for him to speak for
several minutes after the statement
that England had been taught a les
son in 11 To and 1X12 which she
would never forget, and which she
would think of before going to war.
The navy of (ireii.t Britain was
h ihly complimented, but Admiral
Meade evidently thinks the United
States its equal, as be paused and
leaving the desk said: "I am no
prohct. nor son of a prohet, but I
piedi.'t here fo-iiight that should
war 1 letween the United States and
C i c i ; Britain come, the first shot
tired in anger will sound the death
Knell of tiit- trrtfh rmphn'." -
beers and loud applause greeted
this prediction, and there were cries
of "that's right."
The audience applauded die Ad
miral vigorously, and many of thein
came on the stage to thank him for
his lesson in patriotism. Admiral
.Meade is a near relative of
the late Gen. Meade, the hero of
Get tysburg. Washington Post.
The Cost of Iusurauce.
1'hc Charlotte Observer calls at
tention to the fact that the South
ern Mutual Fire Iusurauce company
of Athens. Ga., had received dur
ing the last year $2iJ3,043. 6'Ji in pre
miums, besides some interest. Its
tiro losses amounted to $.4,4ir.:9,
and the amount returned to policy
holders was 8190.000, representing
A recent article in the North
American Review gives the average
rates in this country and in Europe.
In France it is S cents per $100 of
insurance: in Germany, 15 cents; in
England, :.S cents; in Austria, -IS
cents, in Russia, (if cents; and in
the United States, $1 per $100 of
The writer of the article in the
Review undertakes to explain the
difference, pointing out tha1", about
8:500, 000,000 arc paid annually in
fire insurance premiums in the
United States, while the fire losses
paid by the companies are littfe
over one-half that sum. In other
words, for collecting 150,000,000
from tiie whole body of the business
comniunitv and paving it to tin
lire, the insurance com
hanre about $lo0,000 000
more. As the companies are com
plaining of insufficient dividends
it is a logical inference tliat ttie vast
bulk of this very liberal margin goes
into the pockets of brokers, agent
( i i r i . i , i u
eq un 1.
! t Ween Chi ;
! Smdyi'.g d.
1 mart r a ml
i cruel deal h
1 1 resen t , am
c : c
i ' i e-
en -' .
nil i m-d t '
faith of l in
V. i ' 1 Id
a.- h s, i ' . i i;
' cas" ii j. ; i he
few grams of t he ,111c -n-e v..
to recognize the worship of 1
dess Diana and n j
a contest ! 1 1 is. I he
hoary with are and 1
earthlv slorv, is dele
the new and siniph
"Silence seals the
Affain the "rav-haired pri
the conditions: Bet her ca-t the in
cense: one grain and she is free' as
if loth to sacrifice so sweet a life.
The musicians wait with more than
usual interest. Every face is solemn.
Bnt as the needle seeks the pole, so
the eyes of tiie maiden tinn hea en
ward, and she is stead fa-;;. lUr
doom is sealed ; Christianity triumphs
Rome is baflled. Tire em p. -i or pro
claims liberty of conscience. :;. d die
battle is won, but won for that '!
only, for history has many dims re
peated the scene. When men cum-
to suffer for principle, t
righteousness will ha'
from the cart h. "
The p;p .ter ami ' he
with other 111 the effort
to that faithfulness lo .
beautifully portrayed I)
tration. but reader,
martvr was 11 ot a runny
of the ruling Church a
1 1 1 i 1 1 . g
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1 1 ;
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b, t we
' e : w:
e . 1; ; c.
!v I. Co
' - fioill
. ; 1 ipe, Ulid
1 aracte r-
1 he way to
no idea I hat
,-u ; t
u a r
-e con nt ries
e.dd be the
s ever come
,111c of ijuch
IV s .
a bi' scale,
ir wjald Ih)
i roil mcnts
f 1 ending
dii -I ! .It ion.
e rout rol of
ti t :.r.i o lis; 1 .
ller time. She was but
follower of the despise.
ILoj-Ato:iil fastness was I
bornnesB, and .she iTiciiiiol
tyr, but as a malefactor, a
of religion and social 01 .li
my to the peace and 1 i ii 1 1 1
Thus it has always b. cu.
fulness to conscience hm hn
nounced as stubborness by Ih
temporary historian. Decad'
decade has passed before the
heretic'' is viewed in tic inn
of a mart vr to consciem e.
dod 1 . 1
'. an euc
V of the
c- hi -after
0 :- 1 1 ,
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. II h." a r:ii
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d my iecli
1 .1 1 lie
11 1 more.
1 o ah e 1 ill
::i o it till'
t-i 1 ; 10 1 1
wi!. !: 1,
ll'"ll il mo.
: we. l: i-lili:
When Baby was si.-lc, w! :r h- r ( 'a- torla.
When she was a I'liikt, Khe cri.-.l i,,r ( 'its: , ,riii.
When she becamo Miss, she t-lun t Ca.-;t,ria,
When she had ChiMo-ii, she .o .-them CusUjria
i- j, 11
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
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l'o .1.' :c,d UlO'ld
i..e Klood Halm.
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. 11 tui aios h -tify
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NO MORE PL 'NCTI'RINU.
A Metal ie Tread Pi.eaumtic Hie-.cle
A tire having a metallic tread
sec'ired to the tubular inflated rim,
obviating the liability to puncturing
injury when the
sharp objects in
been patented by
ot lo. ;isi;
City. Tim tubular 11111 is secured
in the usual manner to the felly,
iii.d ll.n ot 1 . 1 ,i 1 1 1 , 1 i roiwl con fii it 1 11 rr
preferably of a continuous strip of
have iT"i hit
the tire or other
wheel passes over
tne road, has
J'ratik -M. (irownev,
The Cumnock Coal Company
bearing all burial expenses.
THE PANIC IX PHILADELPHIA.
Yestrnlay a Day Xever to4e Forgotten
in the Quaker City,
P 1 1 1 r. a d e l r h r a , Dec. vd Phila-
I mild steel, is attached to the outer
part of the rim by rivets,
the outer sides of the tread
being engaged by the sides of bands
fastened in place by clamping strips.
The bands extend around the sides
of the rim, and arc connected by
the usual lacing with the inner ends
of the rim, the lacing also attaching
t he inner ends of the rim to each
other. The rim, is protected by the
side bands, as well as by the contin-
, nous metallic strip forming the
! tread. Scientific American.
I'LL STOP AT HEADQUARTERS
As line a lot of drivers
this inaikct, and boindr
awd riOnc coming
I arm hoi s" ;n was c c r 1
so 1 h
v can l
s .Id !
Don't forget that I always
of every desenpt 10
with an at tract i ve
1 a lull
' mv 1 1 : 1 r 1 1 ; I
ol 1 1 Ml III"
:.ir 111 ' II i is cmi tided
"A .lob lot nl L'.'i!) ilndi WIIIl'S. 1-di
1 th;,'ii factory prices, and while m Iheie
rv the elegant I no d'
be capt I-
-LA1' KODI.S THAT DKDKCKS i 1 1 K TAIIl.i:
Sugar Bounty WiDS.
Two sugar bounty cases were de
cided by Judge Pardee in the United
States Circuit Court. They were
test cases on the constitutionality of
the Bounty act.
Judge Pardee's opinion was for
cibly against the position assumed
r 1... e. . . I) l nn-n;nl-
ai..., j 1 aces 1 ov ioiupi ronei ww iei , uu nguiusi
Many individ- the United States. He holds the
lelohia has had its full share of the
disastrous financial depression of
the past week. This was a never-to-be-forgotten
day in banking and
speculative circles. Banking houses
and brokers' offices presented ncs
of activity seldom witnc-a-d. i'hev
were crowaeti witn
and nervous iiarures.
ual speculator were ruined, and J act was constitutional
E'YVhile rumors of war
I am preparing to meet the
lay ing 111 a supp
All to be sold al R(
Kepresen I e
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034 to 70' Broad Street, New Berne, N. C.
A Car Load of Extra Fine Mules - !!
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