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ff mi rVrano fitr. Tv-ia A tipples. Col..
write: "I had been afflicted with my
eyes for over a year with such a dreadful
itching and inflammation that I could
not nae-them for anything. Physicians
bad given me many different remedies
which were like using so much water ;
they measured my eyes for glasses, which
I got and wore for some time, but they
did not benefit me in the least. My
mother desired me to write to Dr. R. V.
Pierce and explain the condition of my
Sea. I did so, and after following your
vice, and using eight bottles of the
Favorite Prescription ' and eight of the
4 Golden Medical Discovery, ' can say my
trouble is entirely cured. I would advise
any one so afflicted to try these wonder
' ful medicines. My health- was never so
good as it is now, and I shall never tire
of praising Dr. Pierce's medicines."
Side women Are invited to consult Dr.
Pierce by letter and secure a specialist's
advice free of charge. ' .
BUFFALO . N .Y.
AU CORRESPONDENCE PRIVATE.
LIEUT KMMKTT HOOE. ;
My life is like the shattered wreck
Cast by the wares upon the shore, '
The broken mast, the rifted deck,
.Tell of the shipwreck that is o'er;
Yet from the relict of the storm
The mariner his raft will form,
Again to tempt the faithless sea;
Bat hope rebuilds no barque for me.
My 1f is like the blighted oak
That ,if,s its seared and withered
Bcathed o.y the lightning's sudden
Sternly to meet the coming storm ;
Yet round that sapless trunk will
The curling tendrils of the vine,
And life and freshness there impart
iNot to this passion-blighted Leart
My life is like a desert rock.
In the mid-ocean lone and drear,
'Worn by the wild waves' ceaseless
That round its base their surges rear;
Yet there the sea moss still' will cling,
Some flower a cleft will find to spring,
And brrathe eVn there a sweet per
For me life's flowers will no more
My life is like the desert waste, "
By human footsteps seldom pressed ;
The eve no fresh'niugs there can trace.
No verdant spot on which to rest;
Yet e'en amidst these sands so drear
The stork will tend her young with
E'en there the notes of joy impart;
But naught can cheer my lonely heart.
Fair words never hurt the
tongue. George Chapman.
Everyone can master a grief
but he that has it. Shakespeare.
The finest edge is made with
the blunt whetstone. John Lyly.
Clearly the mold of a man's
fortune is in his own hands. Francis
The miserable liave no other
medicine but only hope. Shake
speare. They are never alone that are
accompanied with noble thoughts.
Sir Philip Sidney.
They are as sick that surfeit
with too much as they that starve with,
No pleasure is comparable to
the standi on the vantage ground
of truth. Francis Bacon.
"Young men think old men are
fools; but old men know young men
are fools. George Chapman.
Our doubts are traitors, and
make us lose the good we oft might
win by fearing to attempt. Shake
Revenge is a kind of wild jus
tice which the more man's nature
runs to the more ought law to weed it
. The elder in charge of a con
gregation ought to be a most earnest
advocate of prayer meetings, for these
are the meetings that so greatly help
A the principle of love is the
main prihcioal in the heart of thn mnl
Christian, so the labor of love is the
main business of the Christian life.
The world is what we make it.
Forward, then t Forward in the power
01 raun, lorwara in the power or truth,
forward in the power of friendship,
forward in the Dower of freedom, fop-
ward in the power of hope, forward in
me power or iod I
"That " Hflid fcllAlrtW AAmoAiaii
"was tbe greatest play bill of them
it. - wnai wasT ' askea tbe heavy
tragTdian. "Bill 8hakespeare."
"Do jou think her hair is all
real!" "Wht, of cure A girl of
her oufr nu'ct nevt.r buy any other
nu x-mutaeipnta jxvemng Bulle
tin. ' ,
- Miss Shame "I Tinar vnn era
going to, be married' at last." Miss
ouBppie ' -nicairo; xnars my
.t Dusinesar uiss bharpe "Indeed
Wholesale or retail !"
' 'Tommy " said his gentle-faced
ff random! hnr. "Vim' a Mtmlu little
glutton .How can you eat so much?"
"Don't know, granny.- 'Spose its just
fWUlUCE." HV-OUS., .
Wife "Do vnn moon t.n iniln
uate that your judgment is superior to
miner' Huahand rbn;..f.
my dear; our choice of life partners
prove ii n i. O7MCO0O Views.
"And was it etiquette that
kept you from taking the second piece
of piel" asked the. host. "No," replied
the candid vonnratAt" "it o.
Aff wbb w v a n CT mm ySA aCflj
He had his hand all ready to pinch the
niinuwj x reacnea ior tne pie." Chi
cago Daily News.
. "Say, old man, how do you tell
as a aeDuianie rrom a gin in ner fourth
season, when you don't know either
iiu uoa iwn m uiu am tne oineri
"Watch 'em at a problem play or
wnen a nsxy story is oeing toid. . Tne
debutanta trioa nnt In itiimo nhnMlrad
though she li, while the other pretends
to be shocked, though she isn't. "
- - i a . r.
The Ex-President Gives His
Views in Reference to Pres
ITS SUBSTANTIAL EXTENSION
Is Struogly Advocated-He Condemns ibe
Present Indirect tod Cumbersome
Hode of Electing the President
The Evils of Sborj Tenure.
" . B Te.earaDb to the Marni&K
New York, December 29 Wruing
on ,-The President of the Twentieth
Century," for a copj righted special
issue of the New York World,, to
morrow, ex President Cleveland refers
to the' Presidential tenure in these
'Thoughtful citizens will. more and
more appreciate ' the objections urged
against the present indirect and cum
bersome mode of electing their Presi
dents. The circumstances in which
this plan, originated, if ever of con
trolling importance, ought no longer
to excuse such a baffling coufusion of
ideas as grows out of the proposition
that in a popular government the
people's chief officer and their most
direct representative may be made the
recipient of their trust and the deposi
tory of their power in flagrant opposi
tion to the declared popular will.
"Strong arguments are from time to
time urged in favor of a change in the
tenure of the Presidential office. These
should challenge serious attention,
to the end that the present
-constitutional limit may be re
moved and a more reasonable and
useful one substituted. There has been
a continual increase in Federal legis
lation of peremptory character and re
lated to the immediate and routine
necessities of the country : and bo it
has oome to pass that of the four ses
sions of Congress held during a presi
dential .term, two are so brief
as to scarcely permit the passage
of necessary appropriation bills, while
of the others, one occurs when tbe
('resident is usually strange in his
new office and burdened with impor
tunities and labors inseparable from a
change of administration, and the
remaining one encounters during its
continuance the interruptions; timidity
and demoralization of a presidential
aad congressional canvass. These
conditions suggest the scant opportu
nily allowed for the initiation and
adoption of new and important
remedial legislation during a single
"Another argument of considerable
weight in favor of the change is based
upon the complaint that the business
aud other important interests of our
people are now too frequently dis
turbedand disquiettd by the turmoil
aud beat of a presidential eleeiiou. It
is not amiss to add that a substantial
extension of the executive teiuif
would pave the way for establishing
toe ineligibility of an incumbent to
t.uccerd himself which has long
fouud favor with a large class of our
people as a consummation! much to be
"Thus, American citizens in the
twentieth century will be charged
with the duty of securing for them
selves the actual substance of popular
rule by establishing a more direct
mode of electing the people's chief ex
ecutive in strict accordance with the
people's will, and by so extending the
tenure of his office, as to enable him to
better serve nis countrymen and more
thoroughly protect and defend all
FINANCIAL SMASH IN
THE CITY OF LONDON.
Twelve Failares on the Stock Exchange
Followed the Snspeoiion of the Loo
doa and Globe Corporation.
By Cable to the Mornlna Star. - , '
London. December 29. The Lon
don and Globe Finance Corporation,
limited, has suspended payment
When the brokers yesterday delivered
stock purchased on account of the
London and Globe and asked for pay
ment, thev received checks-which were
dishonored. This was followed to day
by the failure on the Stock Exchange
of twelve firms, as follows : Haggard,
tiaie cc rixiey, uarie cc unver,
Douglas, Jr., & Co. , Corn foot Brothers,
P. A Cohen. Blockey & Bucking
ham, Gunn & Aubrey, Richards &
Sloper, Baker & Smith, F. C. Watts &
The first named ia a b?o tirm with
important connections. It is feared a
numoer oi smaller joDoera will be
While the difficulties of the firms
closely coanected with the London
and Globe, division were largely dis
counted, the repeated fall of the ham
mer this morning caused a great
sensation. It is feared the full list of
failures is not yet known.
The rauures to day involve twenty
eight members of the Stock Exchange
aud are equally divided among job
bers and brokers. It is generally re
garded in the mining market as being
the blackest dav ainna thn Rannn
smash, which was disastrous to all de
partments. To-day's crisis, however,
did not extend to the other markets,
though most of them closed depressed.
Americans were incidentally affected,
owing to some of the firms which
failed being interested in American
Tbe London and Globe is said to be
largely interested in toe Baker Street
Waterloo Electric raSroad, and the
trouble is partially attributed to the
money it has tied up in that road.
The chairman of the London and
Globe Finance Corporation, limitel,
is. the Marquis of Duff-riu and Ava.
the former Kovertior general of Canada
and British ambassador at Paris. The
failure of the concern of which he ia
the bead adds one more sorrow to tbe
closing chapter of bis life, for he ia to
day preparing to start for South Africa,
in company with Lady Dufferin, in
consequence of the serious condition
of his son. Lord Frederick Temple
Blackwood, the lieutenant in the Ninth
Laocers who was wounded Monday
at Glenfontein. It is scarcely a year
asro since Lord Dufferin lost hia eldest
son, the Earl of Ava, who died at
Ladysmith. He is now encompassed
by family grief and his honored name
is dragged in the financial mire.
Lord Duff erin's fellow directors are
Whitaker Wright, who is well
known in connection with many com
panies; Lieutenant General The Hon.
Somerset Gough Calthorpe, who has
been colonel in chief of the Fifth
Dragoon Guards since 1892, and Lord
Pelham Clinton, master of the
Queen's household and a son of the
former Duke of New Castle. Lord
Dufferin holds five thousand shares of
the London and 'Globe and twenty
AU saloons in Chicago were closed
at midnight last night, for the first
time since the present mayor. Carter
H. Harrison, has held office.
BOERS IN CAPE COLONY.
KImberly Almost Isolated Skirmish at
Drelfonteia Coavoy" of Wigoos
ftplured by Boers.
By Cable to the Morning- Star.
Cbadkdock. Capk Colony, Decem
ber 28. Kimberly is almost isolated by
Boer raiders. No mails have reached
there from December 19th to Decern
bcr 25th. Provisions are at famine
prices. The military took charge of all
tbe foodstuffs December 22d.
The Leinsfer regiment, commanded
by Major Barry, had a skirmish lasting
four hours with the Boers at Dreifon
tein. December 27ih, suffering slight
The Boers at Geluk captured a con
voy of twenty five wagons on Christ
General Kitchener's Report.
London, December 29. General
Kitchener, telegraphing from Pretoria
under date of Friday, December 28th,
sends a summary of tbe number of at
tacks made by the Boers at various
points. The only important incident
was an attack on a baggage column
near Greylingstad. A company with
a pompon made a sortie from Grey
lings tad and drove off the Boers. Cap
tains Radcliffe and Harvest were
wounded, eight men killed, twenty
seven others wounded and twenty were
British Regaining Qrousd
London, Dec SO. Last night's
cable dispatches from South Africa
add little ornolbing to thejinformation
concerning the situation, though the
general trend of events seems to
show that ' the British are gaining
ground recently lost. A special from
Naauwpoort, dated December 28th re
ports that Colonel De Lisle defeated
Hertzog. eighteen miles west of Deaar,
capturing a number of wagons and re
leasing the prisoners captured at Phil
lipstown Lieutenant Colonel Gr-u-Ml
forced back Kritzinger towards
Veuterstad. Both commandos are in
a desperate plight and probably will
never re cross the Orange river.
It is creditably reported, according
to a dispatch from New Castle, De-'
cember 29, that Louis Botha has in
formed Commandant Spruigbt that
Kruger has sent word that the Burghers
must lay down their arms or continue
figbtiDg on their own account, as no
support from Europe can be expected.
How Long- Can av Beheaded Bf an I4t
and Mo-re. I
Recently there has been much argu
ment abroad aiming to prove that the de
capitation of criminals is the most cruel
form possible of inflicting the death sen
tence. Some of the pronounced oppo- -nents
of this form of capital punishment '
declared that the circulation of blood in :
the severed head did not cease for three
hours and that during that period the .
head could see, hear and smelL Dr.
Wurm, a German expert, has felt moved
io'reply to these statements. He says
that he handled many heads of decapitat
ed criminals and that there is not the
least doubt-possible as to the fact of ab- '
"Immediately after the execution," he '
says, "the heads were pale, entirely
bloodless and absolutely without life.
Not even reflex actioas could be pro
duced, and only for a short period could
the galvanic current produce them. But
a most interesting inquiry would be that
of remaining spinal energy in the decap
itated body. Beheaded frogs, chickens,
ducks and even rabbits have been known
to carry out independent movements,
such as scratching of an irritated spot,
jerking away an extremity when it was
pinched and going through the motions
of running, swimming and jumping."
Apropos of this Dr. Wurm quotes this
queer tale told in a book published in
1688 in Hamburg entitled "Greatest ;
Things In the World; or, So Called Re-
lations Curioste. v
"Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria in 1337
sentenced Sir Dietz of Schauenburg with
four squires to death for free boo ting. At .
the place of execution Sir Diets begged -the
judges to put him and his squires into
a row, each man one foot from the next.
Theu he was to be executed first, and his
body would arise and run as far along
the row of prisoners as he could. Each :
man whom he succeeded in passing was
to be let free. The judges laughed and
granted the request, saying that never
before had they seen a beheaded man
run. Thereupon Dietz put his men in a
row, placing the one whom he liked the
best nearest to him. Then he kneeled,
the sword fell and took his head off clean,
and In the next instant the body had
risen and was darting by the four men.
It ran past them all and fell prone a few
feet beyond the farthest one. Then the
emperor pardoned the men as his judges
had promised." n ' . I
THE OLD FAMILY UMBRELLA.
Walter Beaant'a Picture of tne Genu
ine Article of the Past.
Those who know the family umbrella
of tradition will be interested in reading
what Walter Besant remembers about
the institution that has disappeared from
"The real old family umbrella has gone
out. Call that slim, stuck up, affected,
attentuated thing a family umbrella. Go
away.' I remember the genuine family
umbrella. It was kept in readiness be
hind every front door; it was a large,
portly, heavy instrument; as an emblem
of respectability it was highly esteemed
In middle class society; it was serviceable
as a tent in rainy weather; it could be
used as a weapon of offense and defense
on occasion. ' I have seen a picture of an
elderly gentleman keeping off a footpad
by means of this lethal umbrella. He
made as if ha would spear or prod the
villain. Why, one prod would alone
make a hole of six inches diameter in
that murderous carcass. The nurse used
to carry it, with difficulty managing the
baby and the umbrella; it went out to tea
with the young ladies; the maid who
fetched them home took the umbrella
with her. It succeeded the lantern and
the club formerly carried by the 'prentice
when he escorted his mistress to the card
party after dark.
"I remember it, I say. There were
three brothers who came to the same
school where I was but a tiny little boy.
They lived at some distance and had to
pass on their way to school through a
stratum of inferior respectability. Every
morning brought to these three brothers
the delight and the excitement of battle
with the boys belonging to that inferior
respectability. To the eldest brother, who
carried the really Important weapon, the
umbrella was exactly what his battleax
was to the Lion Heart; so he raised it; so
he wielded It; so he swung it; so he laid
his enemies low to right and to left of
him, before him and behind him, while
the other two, relying on the books tight
ly strapped, brought them to bear, with-,
shrewd knocks and thwacks and pound
ings, on heads and shoulders and ribs.
Twas a famous family umbrella green,
too, if I remember aright."
"You might not think it," said Alexan
der Semple, a glove manufacturer of Par
is, to a representative of the New York
Commercial, "but the theaters have to
come to our back door to get material to
help them out in their beautiful stage ef
fects. Waste glove dippings are now al
most universally used for making 'snow
In winter scenes. Every wanderer and
outcast you shivering through these
fierce Siberian snowstorms is perishing
In a shower of clippings of white kid
"Theatrical people tell me these clip
pings of kid gloves are much better than
the 'paper snow formerly used. I think
the superiority of kid giove clippings over
paper is that they cling better to the
clothing of Ahe nerishlno- outcasts.
"The knowledge of this bit of stage il
lusion rather destroys the effect of a
stage snowstorm for me. and I find mv
self involuntarily selecting plays that
mve uotniug wst warro weather in
ttott! : :
CAENIVAL OF-BLOOD. '
THE fearful rites that. used TO
j OBTAIN IN AFRICA. H? - v ; J
Hainan Sacrifices Were of Common
Occurrence The Execution Bowl
and the Inflletlon of the Death
Penalty on the Victims." - '
Ashanti, in western Africa, embraces
about 70,000 English square miles in
area, and its population has been various
ly estimated rom 1,000,000 to 3,000,000.
The country proper is one continuous for
est, and this is traversed by narrow,
winding paths 'which are broad enough
for pedestrians and chair and burden car
riers, but not for vehicles. , Despite the
dense woods there is a remarkable ab
sence of animal life, and men who have
penetrated into the deepest parts of the
woods have wondered at the absence of
bird and beast. When the land has been
cultivated, it has been found extremely
fertile and productive of large crops of
grain, vegetables, yams and fruits. Gold
is also found in large quantities, and the
principal exports are gold dust and palm
oil. For many years it was one of the'
greatest slave shipping points. Twenty
five fortsere built upon the coast in the
course of 'as many years, and in these the
European merchants carried on their
In this barbaric country polygamy ran
riot to the extent that a king's regular al
lowance of wives was 3,333, and the cus
tom of human sacrifice was so well estab
lished that a ruler could have his subjects
or prisoners killed for n(S reason further
than that he wished it done. The system
of human sacrifice was founded to some
extent on the idea of piety toward par
ents and superiors. It is the. popular be
lief that one's standing in the next world
depends 'on the number of attendants
sent after him. Several times every Tear
the king visited the places where his
predecessors were kept. These were not
buried, -but they sat in state, their bones
held together by links of precious metaL
There the prisoners of war were brought
before the king and executed in ways to
suit his fancy. .
In a sketch written by Colonel George
Baden-Powell in 1896, when he was a
major of the Thirteenth hussars, that of
ficer had this to say of the practice of hu
man sacrifice: " 'Kumassi' ' means the
death place. One town possessed no less
than three places of execution. One, for
private execution, was at the palace; a
Becond, for public decapitations, was on
the parade ground; a third, for. fetich
sacrifices, was in the sacred village of
In speaking of the execution bowL he
said: "It is a large basin of brass, sorsc
five feet in diameter, ornamented with'
four small lions and a number of round
knobs all around its rim, except at one
part, where there is a space for the vic
tim's neck to rest on the edge. The blood
of the victims was allowed to putrefy in
the bowl, and, leaves and certain herbs
being added, it was considered a very
valuable fetich medicine.
"Any great function was seized upon
as an excuse for human sacrifices. The
king went every quarter to pay his devo
tions to the shades of his ancestors at
Bantama, and this demanded the death
of 20 men over the great bowL On the
death of any great personage two of the
household slaves were at once killed on
the threshold of the door in order to at
tend their master immediately in his new
life, and his grave was afterward lined
with the bodies of more slaves, who were
to form his retinue in the spirit world. It
was thought all the better if, during the
burial, one of the attendant mourners
could be stunned with a club and drop
ped, still breathing, into the grave before
it was filled in. In the case of a great
lady dying slave girls were the victims."
Then there was a death penalty for the
infraction of laws. For . instance, any
body who found a nugget of gold and who
did not send it at once to the king was
liable to decapitation; so also was any
one who picked up anything of value ly
ing on the parade ground, or who sat
down in the shade of the fetich tree. It is
said that the king of Bantama, one of the
provinces, preferred a richer color La the
red stucco on the walls of his palace and
that for this purpose the blood of 400 vir
gins was used..
When once a man had been selected
and seized for execution, there were only
two ways by which he could evade it.
One was to repeat the "king's oath," a
certain formula of words, before they
could gag him. The other was to break
loose from his captors and run as far as
the Bantama-Kumassi crossroads. If he
could reach this point before being over
taken, he was allowed to' go free. In or
der to guard against their prisoners get
ting off by either of these methods the
executioners used to spring on the intend
ed victim from behind, and while one
bound his hands behind his back another
drove a knife through both his cheeks,
which effectually prevented him from
opening his mouth to speak, and in this
horrible condition he had to await his
turn for execution. When the time came,
the 'executioners, mad with blood, would
make a rush for him-and force him upon
the bowL Then one of them, using a
large kind of a butchers knife, would
cut into the spine and so carve tbe head
off. At great executions torture was re
sorted to in order to please the specta
tors. It certainly seems that the people
had by frequent indulgence become im
bued with a kind of blood lust and that
to them an execution was as attractive
an entertainment a& is a bullfight to a
Spaniard or a football match to an Eng
lishman. The contract made between the king
and the English government in 1874 con
tained a clause which provided for the
abolition of the custom, but sacrifices
were made until the expedition of 1895
was undertaken. The objects of this ex
pedition were besides putting an end to
human sacrifice to wipe out slave trading
and raiding, to insure peace and security
for the neighboring tribes and to settle
the country and protect the development
of trade. Tbe expedition ended in the
downfall of the Ashanti king.
It need not be supposed that all the
property found In the palace was of great
value. There were piles of the tawdriest
and commonest stuff ! mixed indiscrimi
nately with quaint, old and valuable ar
ticles. The celebrated dinner service of Dutch
silver, the king's golden hat, his golden
chair of state and, above all, the royal
stool, the emblem of the king of Ashanti,
had been removed before the victorious
English troops took possession of the
"palace," which was nothing more than
a collection of straw and mud covered
huts. These were destroyed by the Ene-
lish troops, and some of the sacrificial
paraphernalia was blown up with dyna
mite. Hew xorK Tribune.
A Young .Barbarian.
They don't have family prayers in the
household circle of a certain 5-year-old.
Thereby hangs a story of an embarrass
ing episode. The minister called the oth
er day and at the close of his call offered
prayer. The next day the 5-year-old
aforesaid, the bright and shining light of
the household where the prayers were of
fered, entertained her mother's callers
with an account of the pastor's visit.
"And they did an awful queer thing,"
said the youngster. "They never did that
at our house before."
"And what was that?" graciously asked
one of the callers.
"Why, just before the minister got
ready to go he read a little out of a book,
and then they all got down and smelted
of the chairs:" Lewiston Journal.
The Rlae of the Cranberry.
The cranberry is a product of the coun
try s development, coming forward in the
last 50 years from a small, hard, bitter
berry to a handsomely shaped and good
sized fruit. As the quality has improved
the berries have increased in popularity
with consumers until supplies are hardly
sufficient to satisfy normal demands.
national Fruit Grower.
. Outstripped It.
"As I recall things, you once had a fu
ture before you," said the old friend.
"Yes," replied' the fate tossed man,
"but, you see, I lived so fast that I got
ahead of it" Chicago Post-
California redwood contains practically
no resin, but a large amount of water,
which makes the green wood so exceed
ingly heavy that often the lower log of a
tree will sink in water."
oovERNum op torto rk.
ig teUtlve Assembly--Opinion. That It
C, Will Be Abolished by Congress.
. v Tewgraph to tne Morning star.
San Juan, DecT 29The legislative
assembly of Porto Rico adjourned on
Saturday until January 2nd. It had
been in session eighteen days. Nearly
fifty bills - have-been introduced, but
not one has been of interest or promise
to the business people.
The popular opinion among the
Americans is that if . the House con
tinues as it- is Congress will abolish it
altogether and govern the island
through the cabinet. Such irregular
orocedure has been followed that it is
a question here whether any business J
has been legally done.
Henry W. Howgate, seventy years
old, who in 1880 served the govern
ment as disbursing omcer or tbe Signal
Service, at Washington, was released
from the penitentiary last night after
bavmg served six yearsf or forgery ana
falsification of accounts.
Thn United States haslbeen invited.
through tbe German ambassador at
Washington, to take part in tne inter
national exhibition of fire nreventin&r
and tire saving arrangements to be
held in Berlin durmg the months of
June and July next.
Seasons for His Marvelous Success
His New, Free Book.
Dr. Hathaway's 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 tbe
best medical colleges in
the country and perfect
ed his medical and surgi
cal education by exten
sive hospital practice.
Early in bis 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
nerfected each vear until today bis cures are so
4n variable as to be the marvel of the medical
tbe largest practice of any specialist
In the world he still maintains a system of nomi
nal fees wmcn manes u possiDie ior au 19 odbui
'his srvlcs '
Dr. Hathaway treats and cures Loss of Vitality,
Varicocele, Stricture, Blood Poisoning In Us dif
ferent stages. Rheumatism, Weak Back, Nerv
ousness, all manner of Urinary Complaints,
Ulcers, Sores and Skin Diseases, Brights Disease
and all forms of Kidney Troubles. His treatment
for undertoned men restores lost vitality and
makes the patient a strong, weu, vigorous man.
Dr. Hathaway's success in the treatment of
Varicocele and Stricture without the aid of knife
or cautery is phenomenal. The patient is treated
by this method at his own home without pain or
toss of time from business. This is positively the
only treatment which cures without an operation.
Dr. Hathaway calls the particular attention of
j5ufferers from Varicocele and Stricture to pages
27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 of his new doox, ennuea,
"Manliness, Vigor. Health," a copy of which will
be sent free on application.
Write today for free book and symptom blank,
mentioning your complaint
J. NEWTON HATHAWAY, M. D.
Dr. Hathaway St Co
South Broad Street. Atlanta, Ga
XKNTIOX THIS PAPKB WHEN WHITING.
In all its stages there
should be cleanliness.
Ely's Cream Balm
clean? es, soothes and heals
the dUcascd membrane.
It enrcs catarrh and drives
awajr a cold ia the head
Cream Balm is placed Into the nostrils, spreads
over the membrane and is absorbed. Belief is im
mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying does
not produce tneezlng. Large Size, 60 cents at Drug
gists or by mail ; Trial Size, 10 cents by mail.
ELY BROTHERS, B6 Warren Street, New York,
sep 15 tf sa tu th
Ready for Monday's
Five X Baldwin Apples;
nice, fresh stock.
Also, Canned and Evaporated
Apples, Peaches and Pears, Mixed
Nuts and Cocoanuts, Candies,
Cakes, Cheese, &c, &c. r
Fox River Butter.
HALL & PEARSALL,
novistf Nutt and Mulberrv eta.
MULLETS, new catch.
Best Cream Cheese,
Martin's Gilt Edge Butter,
Bagging and Ties.
A GX5X&AX. LUIS OF OAS! GOODS IN
DEMAND AT THIS 8SA80N.
Sole agents for
ROB ROY FLOUR.
UcNAIR & PEARSALL.
Nuts, C. C. Nats.
In -Baskets Buckets
and Boxes, j
and a fall line of
are also have a few selected Mallets
ana janneii uoe mn
Deo. 18, woo.
Ste vf Cement
mar 9 ly - daw
il-L--.---mm '- ' TT
niDDPNT COMMENT. V E 1
It is said that the destitution I
and starvation in China exoeed all i
a nrt vat the nauoiiB :
are about to demand an indemnity oi
China which goes up into the hun
dreds of millions. Baltimore Her
ald, Rep. ,
AlfTinnorft friA - TjOndon TJreSS
has almost unanimously condemned
the action of tne senate in amenu
inor thn so-called Hav-Pauncefote
Treaty out of almost every, trace of
its original shape, tnere seems to oe
a general impression at Washington
that England will promptjyeven if
grudgingly, accept all the changes
in the instrument. If our jsntisn
cousins were free from the ooutn
Afrirtan trnnhla. the r.aae miffht be
very different, and almost certainly
would be so. Jrhuadelpnia ieie-
: Whenever Boers are chased
by Britons it is the pursuers not the
pursued who are caught. , The flee
ing Boers or a detachment of them
invariably hide in some convenient
place of concealment commanding
an exposed part of the route of pur
suit, and when the British come
along they suddenly find themselves
exposed to cross-fires from the-front,
flank and rear, making retreat or ad
vance equally impossible and surren
der the only alternative to annihila
tion. The trick is so simple and
has been played so often by the
Boers that one can scarce believe it
could be any longer practiced w'th
success on men possessed of ordin
ary common sense. -Philadelphia
Samuel McDonald, who one week
go shot and killed F. H. Morris,
auditor for the War Department, died
yesterday from the self inflicted
wounds he received at the time of tbe
murder. A. McMonald, after killing
Morris, cut his own throat and shot
himself through the head.
Under 93.000 Cash Deposit. .
Bal'road Vara Paid.
Opes all rear Beth Saxes. Yery Cbep Ser4.
sep 13 6m w
D. L. CORE CO.,
dec 23 tf Wilmington. N. C
Send us your orders.
1304 ana ZOCcNortn-water street.
1,120 Bags Liverpool Salt,
463 Basra American Salt.
110 Basra 100 lb Table Salt.
48 Bass 800 lb Table Salt.
18 Ba?a lee Cream Salt.
318 Base Shot.
498 Kefirs Nails.
340 Basra Wheat Bran.
480 Bales No. 1 Hay.
760 Bushels Beat Corn.
810 Bushels Va. Meal.
98 Bags Kiln Dried Grit..
W. B. COOPER,
80S, 810 ana SIS Hatt street,
We return sincere thanks
to our friends and the pub
lic in general for the liberal
patronage bestowed. We
shall ever strive to merit
the same in the future;
being our motto. .
Wishing you all a Merry,
Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year. .
MERGER & EVANS
115 and 117 'Princess street.
FOR THE SEEING
We are the sole agents here for the
Dixie, Stonewall, Carolina
.. and Clipper Plows,
made In Norfolk. Va.. and you cannot buy
them from any one else here. Don't be o
oelved by taking others represented to be
AB GOOD, for they are HOT. Ton can buy
the genuine from as at the same price yon
par others for tne imitation.
We have fall line -Spring Goods, including
Hoes, rakes, forks, cotton
planters, etc., etc
Send us your orders and we will look out
for your interests. .
J. W MUROHISON & 00.
, i a
ting the S tomachs andBawels cT
JfcrHtf- -T" -
A perfect Remedy forConsbpa
tion. Sour Stoniach.DiaiTnoea,
oess andLoss OF SLEEE
facsimile Signature of
UTEW "YDHK. '
txact coptt or wrappeb
m m a
We are now pushing: our goods to a finish.
The Bargains we Have to Offer:
Our fine new style Ladies Cloaks as low as $1.50 to 10.00.
Our $10.00 Cloaks are on sale at $7.50; our $5.00 Silk Plush
Capes are now $3.98; our $5 tan, black and blue Jackets are $4.
A big line new Corsets cheap. Warner's best Health Nursing
Comet, worth $1.00, half price, 50c. The Koyal Nursing Corset,
worth 50c, now 29c. Infants' fine Silk and Wool Underbody at
less than half price from 25 to 39c. Three thousand yards of
Sea Island 1 yard wide Percale, in remnants, at 5c per yard.
Fruit of the Loom Bleaching, ten yards to each customer, at 7c.
Masonville and Andres Scoggin at 7c, ten yards to each custo
mer. Splendid Sea Island Sheeting at 5c. The very best A. C.
A. Feather Proof Bed Tick, I sold at 15c, now 12c. Fifty-four
inches wide all wool Suiting for Ladies' Skirts and Mens and
Boys' Clothing, at 50c, worth 90c..
NEW NECKWEAR CHEAP.
Fine Silk Bows at 5 and 10c. The Hand Bows, worth 25c, -my
price 15c. dent's full Silk Teck Ties as low as 10c. I have
the best line of Silk Four-in-Hand Ties in the city, for 25 and
50c. My stock of 1 finevWool Blankets must bo sold. I have a
good five-pound, heavy, oouble, gray, part wool Blanket as low
$1.25. 11-4 six-pound Blanket as low as $1.50. My heavy
cheap Blankets as low as 85c apair. Gray and white 10-4 full
size, as low as 69c a pair. My leader, the Elkin Mills Blanket,
all Eose Wool Blankets 10-4 $3.60, 11-4 $5.00 are the best
Blankets in the city, and I ask a comparison before you buy. I
" want to sell out this line and will make special prices on them.
I have a few Toys left and will sell them for
New York Cost.
I have a big stock of fine Dolls, Tool Chests, Chairs, Tables,
Writing Desks, Fancy China, Doll Carriages and Go-Carts, all
at cost. I need the room for my coming Spring stock, and sell
goods cheaper now than ever before. I have a big drive in Hand
; kerchiefs. A Child's colored border Handkerchief at 2c each.
A Ladies' pure all Linen Handkerchief at 5c. Fine Embroidered
Handkerchiefs at 10c. Gent's large Silk Mufflers at 12, 18, 25, , .
50 and 98c each. The best line of 10c Hosiery in the city.
Double knees and double soles at 10c all sizes from 5 to.9.
Warranted fast black. L
Remember to get your card punched. I have given away at
least 500 presents this Xmas times, and still have more. I want
your trade, and am selling goods cheaper to day than ever before.
Come to the BIG BACKET and buy your goods from headquar
ters and get a present FREE. ,
208-210 North Front Street. ,
Near the Postofflce.
GEO. O. GAYLORD,
By the ATLANTIC NATIONAL BAM.
with a larsrer combined capital, aurpls and profits than any q her bank in Eastern
North Carolina, and tto largest line of deposits In the tate, the AtlniH National
Bank has ample means to teeat liberally cnstomerB offering satisfactory secnrity.
J. W. NORWOOD, PRES. D. L. GORE, VIOK-PMS.
F. J. HAT WOOD, JR., ASST. CASHIER.
DIRECTORS: - -
P. I. BMDGERS,
D. I GORE,
H. B. SHORT,
O. W. WORTH,
statement oftijiiinington Saiug8 & Trust Co.
1V1LBIINGTON, N. C.
At eloae oi bnalmera, De. IStta, 1900, condensed from
sapors to Corporation Commission.
Loans and DlBconnts..rt.i..,.. ....... .1603.105 68
Hoai estate &.000.00
Furniture, and natures ............... 1000O
Burglar Proof 8afntnannai(itnTui , XX
rfSJ? dUe Ctty banks 69,055 44
Interest paid to depositors 4 per cent, per
VtABlCAn Vtw will Iva a a
" yvtMtvM aavw vy u uomX UIIjQTOSIp HViU iIUIQATJ ISt. - -
w NORirooB, Proaletent, : H. WALTERS, Vleo ProaMent.
O. B. TATLOR, J. CasUar. ' dec 90 U
,'".- - ai a a mm mm ss- j
For Infanta and ChA rm blood
'-a - z a a
The Kind You
H 51 ire
tmc etiman coiwht, wiw ww errr.
S. P. MCNAIR,
W. K. SPRINGER,
J. W. NORWOOD.
G. A. NORWOOD
H. U VOLLERS,
Let anothei day pass
Without buying one of our
"Perfection" Office Calendars.
TnrneiM Norti CaroUna Almaacs-;holesale
and retail. We are ready at all times to meet
you - requirements In Stationery Snpclles for
i uslness and social pnrpose It yoo. think ot
opening a new eet of books, beginning with the
new century, let ns supply yon. Onr prices are
right, and you shall nave oar test eery ce7
C. W. Yates & Co.,
decaot "Bo-k Sellers aad Stationers.
LIABILITIES. - if
Capital........ ............... ;:..:...;.. &Dyo oo
Pronto-less expenses and taxes paid 87,799 88
annum, compounded quarterly. Money de-
m - r ,, . - - -
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