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PRIVILEGES OF FRIENDSHIP.
To be told when to go home.
To be told when to stay home.
be joked about his personal ap?
To hear both sides of the family
To ????? with both sides of the fam
ily quarrel ?hen heard separately.
To hear the completion of the fam
lly quarrel that he wishes his arrival
had lnterru; I
To stay at home and take car? ot
th? children while the other guest*
are taken driving
To make himself at home In the li?
brary without having been given th?
key to the book shelves.
To be reminded of his youthful fllr
tatlons In th? ew and ???
tertalnlng young woe ?
Tb walk from the statine In rainy
?weather because It Is so bad for th?
Ily horses to be out In the rain.
To a small ? the
be ready for pom
atJoo Is on? of the bllphta
Th* art of conversation is a lost
art of keeping still de
As a consequence the women talk
about cooks and clotl
oboi.? - and women.
-versatlon may be divided Into
chats, argument?, piffle and palaver,
with gossip and quarrels a? side Is
The trouble Is that erero ?? 'o try
to develop the art of keeping ?till w?
?hould immediately begin to talk
People spend thousands of dollars
1n education. In books, in travel. In
theater tickets and all that In order
?? be able to carry on a conversation.
venations are fortunately for?
gotten as won a? they are <??
wise people would be so mortified
???t their Inan? remarks that they
would seek new friends every day.
Th? Idea that when peop?n m ??et It is
necessary for them to talk has grown
out of helpless self-distrust. Not over
five out of a million people say any?
thing when they convere?.?Life.
All's not a pole that glitters
He poles best who poles last
Too many Cooks spoil the pol?.
There's no pole like ? north pol?.
Where there's a pole, there's a way.
asy lies the man who finds th?
It's an ill wind that blows nobody
Polar communications corrupt good
ma ? ?
A friend at the pole Is worth two in '
A discoverer is known by the com?
pany he keeps.
One dash for the pole makes the
?-hole world kin.
A good claim Is rather to be chosen
than grea? riches.
Don't count your records before they
?r? watched.?Carolyn Wells in Judge.
Pass me salt, pass me sorrow.
To find a horseshoe in the road la s
?ign of good luck.
If you dream of snakes it le a sign
you have an enemy.
It is a sign you are going to b? rich
If you tumble upstairs.
Six weeks after you hear th? first
katydid look for the frost.
The bones of rheumatic persons
ache when a storm is brewing.
Early to bed snd early to rise makes*
a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
Learn to ri?? esrly.
Learn to eat slowly.
Loara to retire early.
Learn to lev? th? open air.
Learn to rest at odd moments.
Learn to eat one hearty meal a day.
Learn to look at things from an?
other's point of view.
A sober husband makes a full larder
A bad man can never own anything
that is fireproof.
The bearer of good news always bas
King ran ? * ho is not
master of hin.
Indecision Is a robber with a dag 1
ger under his cloak
If | Is not a blessing to
The s money never
Th. - ?her??
is no hill which .
It hi ; ?d when
we ('. ,. to it.
It is hard to understand how s
grateful man can be a stingy one.
The man wbi Beet hi his
I ta a borse
Living without a plan is aj foolish
as g? -a compass on
Don't hare nvich to say shout how
bad :? until you bave
It would make ? ver to
know f you have
been born of ? ? change.
fad of one cannot be the faith
s?*nds seme burdens Just
A ; e Is not always an
was an argument equal
to an affect!
? art never
hat strikes loudest
The pleasures of folly never come
of the pictures.
A chilly manner Is not the best
preparation for a warmer climate. ?
The habit of prayer can get to mean
as little as the habit of prefer
One trouble with the grave stone
ticket to glory Is that it Is printed too
Some men hellere you cannot er.
Joy life's berries unless you eat its
Religion Is a poor thing if you
never enjoy It till you get into
It is always easier to straighten
out the truth than It is to line up with
MUSINGS OF THE OFFICE BOY
De dead easy chap is hard to get
It's all right fer man to be alone If
he's watched clost enough.
De boss works when he feels like It.
Dat's when we work?when be feels
Iieave it to a girl for wlnnln' her
point, or throwin" the point on the
floor an' steppln' on it.
Don't you believe it; a barkln' dog
will bite all right If be thinks he can
get out of the way of a No. 9 boot
De elevator kid may have his ups
and downs, but be wants to remem?
ber he's gettin' his passage paid both
Always Losing IDs Boat,
A colored man calling himself,
"Captain John E. Simpson" and at
times sailing under other names has
persistently swindling both
white and color?*! people In Norfolk,
Portsmouth, Newport News and
Phoebus. His plan has been to re?
present that be has money in a col?
ored bank In this city. He gets his
victim to write to John Mitchell, Jr.,
President and tell him to send him
?It hundred and fifty dollars or some
like amount at once to the person
who is writing the letter or advanc?
ing him a small sum of money until
he has gotten his money from Rich?
He alleges that be Is captain of a
sailing vessel, which according to bis
letters has been lost near Thimble
Light off liuckroe Beach and as he
' has been carrying on this kind of
swindling for about two years, that
boat Is presumably wrecked every
two or three weeks. He asks that
the letter be sent to him In care of
the person who advances the money.
He never comes back to see if the
money corsee as he directs. We
have written continuously to the
people, who eend these letters, but
we have had quite a time to keep up
Keep clear of Captain John E.
Sim peon or anybody who looks like
Geme In Terse
TtKRR'S ? train of cars left stand?
ay reading chair tonight.
I an army needs coro mandine.
It ta lined up for a fleht.
There's a dolly soundly deeping
On th* couch where It waa '
But a lonely watch I'm keeping.
For th? old home kfrii t
There's a tousled cap still lytna
On the fl" n was thrown.
To K*"t comfort from a !
But he quits it oft to wa
To my side >: ind.
Even ?log.?. I tl Ink. ?
they do ? 'and.
It la so still and q<
And so en In here:
And ? of cheer.
: h* Tedi?y bear sits solemn
In a crave ar ? ay.
Just as though he'd like to call >tn
Call 'em back again to play.
There are times when I have scolded
And have checked them, but tonight
"Were the*? arms about them folded
I sir '?ht.
the children* How we miss them
Through the ? ? ara away!
THE WOMAN'S PORTION.
Fat tb? ' tany
Fisher fleets stand out to sea.
? In the sunshine gliding.
Watched by I rly.
FM their cruel caverns rushing.
n the storm winds sweep and.
For the moment whispered prayer.
Grind the fleet In maddened crushing!
FM the coast of BrHtany
Fisher * ?it to sea.
Hearing la the surre wild roaring
Screams of shipwrecked agony.
??GG9 forever will It be
With the tollers of the sea.
FeAr and t!r,*<l th* woman's portion.
?Thomas Quinn Beesley.
TleUi the rei
? s with power and
- that we do not lag
In the nation's march with the wo?
' them all.
And foremost Is our state.
The ones that came to the T'nlon first
Found a natK ??<* small,
Struggling with a ?...
? reak Its f rail.
With a.11 It held staked on that throw
Against the fere? of m?. ?
Its consciousness of right.
The two that come to the t'nlon now
i a nation vast and strong,
with power to fight
And conquer foreign wrong.
A nation grown from those first few
As the i.ui.it-ii stn sears small
-rada out ? gaty oak.
THE WRONG ROAD,
ralked along the placid ways
?r ? if uweet content end simple things.
And far before us stretched the days,
?julet as ?>?.!.:* with folded wings.
Ah. give me ha I
Ere love drove friendship from th? door!
"pOB as we walke.I we turned aside
' Into a narrow, tortuous lane
- baffling paths the roads divide
And Jealous brambles prick to pain.
Then first I saw. with quick surprise.
The strange new look in friendship's eyes.
Ar.ow in one stupendous dream
We through the purpl?
e has tinted with the gleam
of ? xntlng eh
iiut I would give It all a?
For those dear hours of friendship's day.
? nor Kater.
A LOST INSPIRATION.
????1 I <>nn da> ut the mirror.
And iny tinkers wandered Idly
Over the curls and Auffa
I know not what I was building
?? hat 1 aus mil
But I struck a sort of coiffure
Like the head of an Altec king.
It flooded my b?-ow and temples
Ir. a most expansive way.
And It Uy on my cerebellum
Llko an over . of hay
It fell Into puffy Mil
LUm h old silk floss.
t/f excelsior and mot*.
It linkf ? all my marcel waving?
Into one humpy heap.
Like a kitten going to ?
I have sought, but I seek It vainly,
cad of an Azteo
A:..t ?l?coruT? 1 .
\y be in k window
I ahull t .re.
la in Ufa
t^? chance es? ' >.y resolute
One | can break
Only thyself, stooped ?o Ignobler quest.
May cheat tl.ee of the will to sr:ek the
? tur y Magasina
? how to go
Softly as th? grasses grow.
Hush my soul to meet the shock
Of the wild world as a rock.
Iiut my spirit, propt with power,
Make as simple us a flower.
. rt fill Its cup.
Like a poppy looking up.
Let life lightly ? town.
Like the poppy looking down
. its heart ta Mils with dew
And ita life begins anew.
Teach me. Father, how to be
Ktr.d and jiati.-nt aa a tre?.
Joyfully th? .rickets croon
Under shady oak at BOSS,
Beetle, on his mission bent.
Tarrl?? In that cooling tent
Let me, also, c'ieer a s;?
? field or garden grot
Place where passing souls can rest
Ob the way and bo their best.
EVER NOTICE IT?
AN<'LKrtH lb?* love to tell
(*f tBO !'.>h they didn't catch;
Our wives of the men with whom
They might lia ve made a match.
AND If this Isn't true
1 hope 1 may U? burnt?
The fish ?nd the husbands caught
Art-u't a patch on the ones thst
Start the New Year right. Se?
lect your agent now. If y eu select
me.* you will receive fair, square and
B. A. CEPHAS. Agent.
603 N. Second St.
I? WhUkfv I? 100 In proof. lOO rr?
re, too i^, cent h?>t-?
"? th? quality. ?** Wl
ttwO? "U"?? r ? platt? rar givo a??'
3 Gallons [ Express Paia] - $5.95
4 Gallons f Express Pani] - $7.75
12 Quart? [Express Pak?] - $6.65
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by Sont**n or Admmm EW?
" TO?? r*t?iTO thia ??. mnd xVfaix your i^iW
te imitili placo (a? ? ri boiW) atwl tu oar ?t-wi
detij. John L Can ir. ??? will ?mua* to fa
one lotti? of ho*tl??4-ln
or? Sajn; . CArfaow,?? Jug of nlco
Onf.r tommy ???-#.
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with CHARLES FORDS
NAME ON EVERY PACKAGE.
SOLO BY DRUGGISTS.
IF YOUR DRUGGIST CANNOT SUPPLY
Y0U.WE WILL SEND IT TO YOU DWICT
AT THE FOLUWnff M?CES,SIUU. SIZED
WTTIU5*LARGE SUED NOTLtSO*
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AGENTS WANTED. o
Office Hours: I 1 li. to O P, Of..
DR. P. B. RAMSEY,
Office: Mechanics' Savings Bank
It ? tiding. Rooms 901-5, 2nd Floor.
! S. W. ROBINSON
19 & 21 ?. 18th St.
o Fine Wines, Liqt?ors,
AIJi 8T(KK HOLD
I Vour Patronage is Respectfully
OITR CALENDARS ??? 1011.
We bare a complete Una of Cales
dare for 1*11 fror the J. W. Butler
Paper Company of Chicago, 111. They
are the latest designa aad will meet
with favor from every on? who will
take th? time to esamino them. Call
at our o ate e and see them.
Nelson's Hair Dressing can bo se?
cured from th? ageat, Mr. Joseph
Bvsns, 1602 Webster Avenae, Pitts?
G?ce and Ware-Rooms,
727 NORTH 8KOOND STREET.
Reaideaca, 72S N. 2nd St
rirst-etass Racks aad Caskets of
AU Descriptions. I have a Spare
Room for BOD IBS whoa the Family
have aot a anltable Placa. AU coun?
try Orders aro Oivea Special Atten?
tion. Tour Spedai Attention Is call
?d to tao Now Stylo OAK C> *KBTS.
OaH aad Bee Me sad Ton ofcall bo
Wmiaatt oa Individually.
Ikni?bte of fltyptb?ae,
?. ?., S. ?., ?. ?., ?. AND ?.
This organization Is one of the most powerful in the country and ita
progress has been phenominal. The Grand Lodge of Virginia has juria
diction over all of the cities and counties in this state. Thirty malee
are required to organize a new lodge. The benefits paid constitu?a ose
of its strongest features, but the principles are greater than anything
else. Founded on Friendship, based on Charity and established on Be?
nevolence, the respectable, upright people of the state will find it an order
worthy of their heartiest support.
It pays an endowment and burial benefit of of $200.00 for all ages. It
pays $4.00 per week sick dues. The badge costing 75 cents each is the
only absolutely necessary regalia. For information concerning the organzaition of lodges
apply at the main office.
The Courts of Calanthe
Is the Female Department of the Order. It requires a membership of
thirty persons to organize a court. Its members are pledged to exhibit
Fidelity, exercise Harmony and prove Love one for the other. It pays
an endowment and burial benefit of $150.00. It pays $3.00 per week sick
dues. The only expense for regalia is the cost of the badge, 50 cents and
a rosette, costing 25 cents for funeral occasions. I_
For all Information concerning special rates of membership in the lodges and courts, addreea
John Mitchell, Jr.,
311 N, 4th Street.
? ?g on earth ?? so ?shiabie as a human mied. If a ila? nail is worth polishing
at great trouble aad cost, nach ?ore te Um mind of a boy or young man worth all ta?
pollening that the schools caa gir? It. The best education is sot too good for ? promising
youth. Wh? would coo?*? s poor physician to as*? s few orau when health la la IsagifT
Aad who would choose as laferior school to ear? t few dollar? when a bettor school will
lacreas* the strength of character aad of mind 1er lifs aad prepare eoe for a larger
Dormitory, Virginia Union University.
Va. Union University
Offers the Best Higher Education to
COLORED YOUNG MEN
IT HAS ? ?*! ACADEMY coarse including manual training tor these who ha??
eompletod ceramoa ?ansai euajectn
ITS OOLLEOK COlltSa is broad aad cornale??. Its r?a?areanaU aad rtsnsisg are
as high as thus? of aay eelleg? fer white youth la the State, aocordlag to Um rating
of th? Caroegtr Board.
m TattOUMKlali tX>t'UaC has tor many fan been Um standard eeuree for colored
Baptist School?. Hebrew, Greek sad all the regular subject? gtrea la Hurt hers Seminarte?
are g1??n here. One hundred studente for the salaistry are enrolled la different deeartrueoU
ef the arSonl
m MINE ????GG? BriLfUNO?. ite finely equipped seleae? laboratori??. Its library
of 11.000 Totumea, Its able faculty aad Ita full eourar? of stady eaahle Virginia Unloa
raireraity to offer colored young omo sa educati?? equal to that enjoyed by Um farored
of other races.
For farther information, address Um r-r*stdes*.
VIRGINIA ????? UNIVERSITY.
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Undertaker, 9 E. Duval St., Richmond, Va.
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?Office and Wareroosns:
800411* ? Street
Office 'Phone, 2S87-L
Residence 'Phone, OS10;
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721 ?. Second St.
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