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IpHE MERCHANT MARINE
P ' Cadets Are Being Trained in the Mysteries
of the Modern Steamships.
THEIR QUARTERS AMD THEIR DUTIES.
They Arc Obliged to Work Itnril.biH
They Are l.eai-illnv nil the Time
iiiltl Their ?luarters, Timonil I'lnlii,
ore Tory I'oiiil'orloble- A l.lnt of
Cadets on tbc.Steamship fit. Paul.
/?(Copyright. 1S95, S. S. McClure.'Llinllcrt.)
It ts rather more thnn two months
now- since the /arrangement for the
training of a specified number of Ainer*
?lean boys in modern seamanship on the
- vessels which carry ocean malls by
contract with the United .States Govern?
ment, went Into effect, and all good I
Americans will la- glad to know that!
it is working excellently. It was pro-1
Vllled for In section S of the bill en-1
titled "An act to provide for ocean mail
(Service between the United States and
J.torelgn ports and to promote cotnmccc
'Passed In IV.'l. which says:
"That the vessels with which lim post
. master-general enters Into contract for
'the transportation of the United Slates
mails, shall take as cadets or appren?
tices, one American born boy under "I
jyears of age for each one thousand tons
jgross register .and one for each majority
fraction thereof, these boys to beeducat
ted in the duties Of seamanship to rank
las petty bfllcers, and to receive such pay
'for their services a.s may be reasonable.''
This provision Is being carried out on
(three American steamship lines, the
Red I), running to Cent ml America, the
'."Ward line running to the West Indies,
?and most Important to all the American
Jllnc running between New York ami
jjDLlverpool. The American line alone on
jilts four steamers; the New York, the
?Tarls, the St. Paul and the St. Louis,
l-carrles forty-six cadets, eleven on each
i-of the two first named vessels and
/?twelve on each of the two last named,
jilncludlng the cadets carried on the
| other two lines, there are thus provided
I'BOtnethlng less thnn one hundred places
>Iar American-born boys who may de
.'sire to become olllcers on our great
steamers, and. perhaps one day, have
! .their share In upholding on the ocean,
the glory of the American tlag.
As might hvc been expected", this'
iennctment of Congress was not at first
''received by the steamship companies'
rconcorncd with any great enthusiasm
;They regarded it as an onerous provi-l
sion and prepared to comply in rather
a spirit of protest. The consequence
.was that some trouble occurred at the
on- aptitude for a life on thV'Sea. Al?
ready u number of boys of good family
have been chosen as cadets .and in
dome oases where they have not come
with'too lofty Ideas, und not been above
working hard, they have given good
aatlsfnotion. The following is a list
of tlie cadets who sailed on the St.
Paul on October ::oth: It will be seen
that several of them had no previous
P. II. Stackpole, engineer?Born in
Sale. N. II., June L'7. 1S75; educated nt
Ilydc Park. Mass.: parents living; fa?
ther's occupation, electrician; tw-o years
In schoolshlp Enterprise; graduated
Soptober 14, IS!T>.
\V. S. Seatte. engineer?Born In Wor?
cester, .Muss.. March I. 187G; educated
there: parents living; father's occupa?
tion, provision dealer; two and a half
years' service In school ship Enterprise;
graduated April 13, 1895.
V. Gavagan, engineer?Ttorn In
linst ii, Mas?, July 21, 1S7S; educated
there: parents living; father's occupa?
tion, carpenter; one year In school ship
En tori rise: graduated September, 1895.
B. L. Jennings, engineer?Horn in
Cambridge, Muss.. November 2!>, 1S78;
educated at Hyde Park, Mass.; father,
only, living; occupation, oil merchant;
lw,> years in scholl ship Enterprise;
grail tin te<1 September, 1895.
.1. H. T. Linn, deck? liorn In Oxford,
Conn.. February 2<>. 1ST?; educated there;
parents living; father's occupation, fore?
man of electric railway; sixteen months'
sea experience; never in school ship.
Harry Tonclc. deck?Horn in New
York city, October 20, 1ST?; educated
there: mother, only, living; eighteen
months' sea experience; six months In
Cuban mall steamship company; one
year in school ship St. Mary's; did iiol
W. O. Barle, deck?Horn In Brooklyn*
N. Y.. August 21, 1S76; educated there;
parents living; father's occupation,
plumhci'j oho month In pilot boat No. H
and nine months In school ship St.
Mary's; did not graduate.
George F, Dcakyrie, deck?Ttorn In
Kecnstte, Del.. October 9, iSTX; educated
at Philadelphia Pa.: mother, only, liv?
ing; two anil a half years' sea experi?
ence: never in a school ship.
C. s. Duer. deck?Horn in Gloucester
county. Va., September 19, 1ST"; educOtod
at Baltimore, Md.; parents both living;
father's occupation, bay pilot; no sea ex?
Philip Hagelsteln, deck?Born In New
York city. July S, 1878; educated there;
parents both living; father's occupation,
metal spinner; nineteen and one half
i months' sea experience: three and one
; half moths' In Cnrlb Price. Ptine-llne.
and sixteen months, school ship St.
C. B. Alexander, deck?Horn In Char
lb-town, \V. Va., November 23. IS7',;
j educated there; mother, only, living;
' no sea experience.
1 J. A. Willis, deck?Born In .Teffer
C'ndclN <>iinrferu In St. Piitll.
Start, chiefly due to the fact that In- ?
' 8ufllc!ent care was shown in selecting
the boys for this service. Some hoys
?of rough character who behaved bad?
ly were chosen. These boys s ion left
, and others were talo n In their places.
; better judgment being shown t'?is time
?and better results following. Now the
?steamship companies have become
i-quite reconciled to the hew ordfci' of
;' things and regard the advent of the
j cadets with considerable satisfaction.
sThey see in it an advantage for them
'?salves and a step in the right direction
/as regards our merchant marine.
One of the first points decided upon
!l>y Captain Shack ford, marine superin?
tendent of the International Navigation
t?Company, to whom, at pier H, North
'river, all applicants for cadelshlps oh
: "lthe American line apply, was that hi
t-would. as far as possible, select boys
F-who had graduated from one of the
fthree sehoo! ships, the St. Mary's ot
New York, the Enterprise of M:.s;n
?chusctts -and the Syracuse of Pennsyl?
vania, which for a dozen years have
been graduating about thirty boys an
? nually. Each one of these boy grad?
uates Is thoroughly fitted for ship du
?'ties, having already acquired practical
. knowledge of seamanship and navlgii
? itlon. and being therefore well fitted to
11111 the positions provided on the irren t
'?'f steamers. As far as possible, Captain
/Sharkford hvakes his selections on th ?
j recommendation of the school ship
Instructors, the boys having thus hold
j before them as an incentive to good
?work that on their graduation, their
diligence and success In Or. ii duth s
will find practical reward in these en
det-ships. which practically mean an
assured future for the rest of their
lives. It is thought that this new stim?
ulus will have a most excellent influ?
ence 1n the school-ships and will soon
bring about more fixedness of pint ose
among the graduates than has btvn
hertofore noted, for nf recent yens
hardly 25 per cent, of the boys gradu?
ated fiYim American school-ships have1
continued in marine life, the large ma?
jority of them having been cured of
their waywardness and roving tcnilen
cles. by the severe discipline, prefer?
ring to abandon the sen altogether tiid
settle down on land In some form >f
business. One chief reason of ti ,s gon
, cral disinclination to follow the sen. lay
in the? fact tlv.it the graduates from the
school-ship* did not have what they
have noiv. thanks to the cndet-shlpg. \\
.. sure Charte*? of advancement to the pc
? sitionn of oflleers.
NOT ALL COME PilOM PCIIOOL
It muct not be supposed that Captain
Shackford limits his choice of cadets
entirely to boys coming to. the school
?I' anips. On the contrary, he is willing'
and glad to take American boys who
jomc to him well recommended, and
? 5?'ho possess the proper qualifications
son county. W. Va? September IT. 1S77:
educated at t'hnrlestown, \V. Va.; pa?
rents both living; father's ocupatlon,
farmer; no- boo experience.
QUARTERS AND DUTIES OF CA?
The cadets at the start receive $ir. or
$20 a month, in addition to good food in
the officers' mess, and snug, though not
over luxurious quarters, down aft on the
"glory hold'' where two tiers of iron
framed bunks running athwart ship
furnish their sic.'ping accommodations.
Kidding is supplied by the company,
and lockers at e furnished for their spare
clothes. On the New York anil Paris
the cadets occupy the looms that were
originally Intended for the chief and
senior second oil':, i t s so that they arc
especially favored, having separate
drawers for their clothes, wash stands
and as good accommodations as most
of the pUssengc i s.
As to their duties It may be said tiiat
the cadctltS are required to learn the
i whole alphabet of seamanship, every?
thing from swabbing a deel; up to tak?
ing an obesrvntion. Of course they ate
not worked as bard as ordinary sailors,
they being only boys und their ages
ranging from 16 to 21. the average be?
ing about 10. Of course it is in the
companies' interest to take the boys n?
young as possible, since the}* are ex?
pressly prohibited from having cadets
over 21. There is some vagueness, how?
ever, in the law ns to whether an Amer?
ican boy. taken ns a cadet before he was
21, might remain on tin- steamer as a
endet after passing thai age. Of course
in many instances before reaching 21
cadets will have been promoted by the
company to permanent positions in their
employ; already one such case has
occurred where a boy "taken as a endet
has been made a full quartermaster ?
the American line with the salary of
; S25 a month. As the months pa^s and
the system comes into smoother work?
ing there will doubtless be many such j
cases of promotion.
I On the four steamers of the Auu-ri- !
can line the cadets are divided into
watchc*? with the officers and E'.'and
watch, four hours on nnd four hours off
"On the Paris and the New York the ca?
dets arc kept busy on the bridge, or In
the wheel house where It is their duly t"
polish the brass work, to mend the
flats and to keep everything spic-span
clean. Ecsidcs this they arc given ev?
ery opportunity to learn to steer, to
use the sextant and lo signal with the
flags according to the code. In the main
their duties Ore similar t'' those of the
quartermaster, although they are un?
able for many months tr> cast the log
or heave the lead. On the St. fxvuls
and St. Paul the cadet- ar>- not given
such free access to the bridge and the
wheel-house, but are kept under the
[direct authority of the boatswain or'
the bontswin's mate, and are ro
qulrcd to work on deck In the "wash
downs" and to lend a hand at "holy?
stoning" and at cleaning scuppers In
the water ways or on deck.
THEY AHE KEPT HL'SY.
It mus.t he admit ted that the cadc'.s
are kept busy, and no hoy should seek
one of these positions unless he is pre?
pared to work every day until he Is
glad to rail Into his bunk when sleep?
ing time comes. Some of the boys who
have come from comfortable homes
do not take kindly to handling the
broom, and think it beneath their dig?
nity to stand out In bad weather and
"squllgee" the decks, but after all there
Ih no royal road to seamanship any
ui'<re thun there Is to other things
worth having, und boys with the right
stuff In them do what they ure told to
do with a brave face, knowing that it
is for their own best Interests. A prac?
tical sailor was never mnile by loeik
Ihg on while sonic cue else did the work.
Sometimes cadets aio stationed on
the deck to shift steamer chairs or
Bwccp away falling cinders, one or them
is nlways on the lookout Oil the lower
bridge, and on each'of th? four ships
of the American line n certain number
or cadets :uv assigned to the engine
room when- they are divided Into three
watches, and stand four hours on nnd
eight hours ofT. The reason for this
difference In the watches, is that the
work In the engine-room Is more la?
borious on account or the heat, the
smell of oil and the confinement; The
engine-room cadets generally work un?
der the fourth engineer, their dull"*
being 111 the nature of repairing pumpe,
repacking cylinders and doing the end?
less odd Jobs that are always coming
up In this strange region where the
monster engines throb and turn n ?
There Is one kind of work that cadets
nre never called upon to do. this In the
washing of the decks.which is dorn?
(by the common sailors, between whom
and the cadets there Is a marked dif?
ference of station. The cadets are treat?
ed us petty otllcers, young men who
will one day develop Into full officers,
quarter-masters,' lieutenants, perhaps
captains. They nre entitled to the
pride of their possibilities, and besides
that they get better pay than common
fvtllors, cat better food tin rnct. they
rat the same food as first cabin passen?
gers), niid enjoy various privileges, not
'extended lo ordinary sailors. When in
I port leave Is often given to them to
I visit their families, nlthouch the period
I In port Is by no means one or Idleness,
since the cadets arc required lo be
d?Wn In the holds while the cargoes
arc loading und unloading, to sec that
everything. Is done properly.
It must be remembered that the ca?
dets who outer upon service In Ameri?
can liners are In no si use bound over
as apprentices to the company, nor do
they go through anything like enlist?
ment for a fixed period of time. They
are perfectly free to leave whenever
they please nftr the completion of a
voyage, and. if they find Ihe life un?
congenial or the work over severe ihoy
need never continue it for more than
thre e weeks. Tt Is satisfactory to know
that, while at hto start, the boys of
less desirable class were continually
leaving, and. Indeed, were frequently
discharged, sine.- Cnplntn Rhnckfnt ,
has adopted his plan of mbl.a refill
selection, ihe cadets seem contented
with their positions and show every
disposition to pursue tin career of sea?
manship seriously us it was hoped they
would do. Of ihe forty-six Cadets on
the four American liners about forty
have thus far shown themselves en?
tirely worthy of the positions given
htem. and even better results tluiti
these are expected In the future.
Cliiay ELA N D MOFFETT.
Wet November Predicted.
Professor Willis L. Moore, chief of tho
weather bureau, says that the great storm
now extending over the country marks ilia
end of the great drought and the millions
of tons of coal and other freight fto long
delayed III the rivers, canals nnd lakes
may soon be exported to move to market.
The present storm alone is not relied upon
to supply nil the relief needed, but tho
condition? are stich as to Indicate thai a
succession of similar heavy rains will fol?
low closely upon each other at Intervals of
about three days, until a high stage of wa?
ter is scoured throughout the country. The
prospects lor a wet November nro very
Dotted Stute** Currency Statistics.
Tho Reform club has just issued what
promises to prove 01)0 of the UlCst valu?
able reference pamphlets in its series?
"United States Currency Statistics."
It is designed to meet the needs of those,
who wish to havo at hand, in compact
form, tho most reliable) statistics availa?
ble upon currency topics. It consists of
,1J pstges, crowded with just those sta?
tistics to which students of currency
questions havo mcst occasion to rofer.
While, as its nnmo implies, it is tic
voted mainly to statistics relating to
United States currency, it also includes
comparative data as to foreign countries
irt every important point. A-numl>pr ot
ingenious diagrams add interest to tlio
work, and full references to statistics
not possible to be included offer .sug?
gestions to tboso making special inves
Tho pamphlet can bo obtained for f>
cents from the Reform club, l>2 William
I etrcet, Now York cj.tj._.
FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY
American People Like To Hear Ingcrsoll
Because He Hits Hard.
HAS THE RARE GIFT OF PUTTING THINGS
' The Golden linlAs a I.IW tor Men To
f.lve Hy?Jchiih ' Sold So One Can
Ite it C'urJstiau Who Does Xot Mttecr
Ity The Uolilcn Rnlc?.I.lglil nnd
(By Dev. Charles F. Dole, Jamaica
"Now ubldeth faith, hope, und char?
Here Is a notable fact. Wherever Mr.
Ingersoll goes, crowds of people want to
hear what he will say. It Is a gvod
and live question why they like to
hear him. It Is a good question for
those who believe in religion und for
those who do not care about it. Let us
see where ttils question will carry us.
Every one must allow at the start
that there are some excellent reasons
why people like to hear Mr. Ingersoll.
The American people like a man who
strikes from the shoulder and hits hard.
They like a man who tells them pre?
cisely what he thinks. And they like
to have such a man use Utting anil elo?
quent language. It would be a good
thing for many of the preachers If
they would take lessons of Mr. Ingcr?
soll. Let us give him his due. He
has thi? rare "gift of pulling things."
Besides, Mr. ingcrs.il is witty, and
It is in human nature to like Wit anil
fun. Even when the wit plays about
subjects which It should not touch, it
Is often hard not to laugh at It.
Moreover. Mr. Ingersoll goes straight
for shams and ''humbugs." It dl es not
make tiny difference to him that the
"humbug" has a respectable name. Me
"takes It down" just the same. We
Americans rather like this. It Is honest
democratic treatment. If things or men
cannot bear the daylight, we have no
use for them. If religion must be kept
in a dark place, in a closet or a church,
and cannot stand out in Hie sunshine
or the market, if it will have no ques?
tions jLsked, it is not the kind of reli?
gion that men In America want.
I Now. LI must be fairly owned Hint
Mr. Ingersoll has ptit bis linger on a
good many weak points In what goes
by the name-of religion. He litis said
??right out In.meeting" whal tin- schol?
ars have boon saying in their books:
What Is It that gnat scholars like
.lames Marllneau and preachers like
Dr. Cordon, of the old South Church
In Boston agree with Mohcrl Ingersoll
In saying? They say thai it was a
great mistake ever to suppose Hint the
Hlble is not it human book. Of ciottrse
It i.s human, and. what is more, it was
written by men hundreds of years ago,
before there was science, ami when
the world did not begin to be half-Civ?
ilized. The wonder is (and lure I
think that Mr. Ingersoll himself would
agree with What Mr. Huxley has said)
that in this book, coining out of the
barbarous past, there are tilings about
human conduct immensely in advance
of our age. Why. then, does any atu
dent minister want to be apologizing for
the barbarities of the early Hebrew
people any more limn he apologises for
Ihe Turks? Why doe- he not let Mr.
Ingcrsoll have his way with til-' things
in' the Hlble that the world has out?
grown, and so the quicker lind the
things that the wvaid lius not out?
There are some reasons why people
like to hear Mr. Ingcrsoll Hint are not
so respectable. The boy, or the ani?
mal in us. is a little to., apt to like to
see a |lghf, a conflagration, a nmash
up, without thinking fit llrst of what
tires ami lights mean. Mi. Ingersoll
caters HOIliewhnt to this ' old Adam" in
us. Il is easy and cheap work to de?
There is a mean streak also In human
nature. The mean man. like the sav?
ages, wants.to look down en his neigh
bora as though he were superior. He
enjoys laughing nt their faults and fool?
ishness, as though their folly made him
wisei. Doc- not Mr. Ingcrsoll cater a
little to this ugly stn-ak in us7 The
fait Is. when a man is living ;i shntn
life himself. II makes 111 III feel 1 ttcr.
for a moment, to think that othi r f co.
pie are uhnms, too.
Alter all has been sold, lit us See
what Mr. Ingersoll has left its. A go., i
ninny |.pie who think him a terribly
dangerous man forge; to ask this. I
ha\ i too much respect for his human?
ity to suppose Hint he wants to burn
up anything solid or valuable, in fact
i have a good deal <>f sympathy with
him. If this stupendous universe Is biid,
or if it Is hollow, 1 have no wish. If I
could, to blister II up. I think, as Mi.
i.o\V. il. the poet, once en Id, thai ''tin
Almighty lias made the framework of
his universe fireproof." and I have m>
fear, except, for burnt lingers, of what
the children can do by "getting at the
Has Mr. Ingeieoll done the slightest
harm to, or thrown any contempt on.
genuine, downright goodness? Never:
They sny thai he bus no reverence. I
do not believe it. Has he t ver in -ki C
itt n just net? Would he scoff at Wash
ington or Lincoln? Would he hold up
Jeanle Deans 16 ridicule? If any speak?
er dared to ridicule kind, pure, true,
generous men nnd women, an American
audience would hiss him off the plat?
form. I take this to be reverence. In it
not ro\. r< nee to admire goodness? Now,
my point is that goodness Is one of the
solid things that Mr. Ingrrsil leaves
untnuchi d. Show him a true man or a
good woman, and Mr. Ingersoll will till
you that here is what the world wants.
1 wonder what would happen if Mr.
Inger! II tried lo persuade people, as
he pi rsundes a Jury, to become good?
Let ns see. now. If Mr. Ingcrsoll ri ally
has anything to sny against religion
He has plenty to say ngninst certain
kinds Of religion. So hnd Jesus. If a
tree I re no fruit. Jesus us I to say,
cut it ii. v. n. Tin- fuel Is. one ri nson
why men go to hear Mr. Ingersoll is
because regilloh is really a very big and
Interesting subject. Nonne would w?hl
to hear about It. if It was dead. Would
you go i,, hear a man pick (lows in .*>.
picture? Or would you go lb hear an
orator h.tlnck the Demci vatic party
after the parly wni dead? No: Mr.
Ingersoll knows, nnd every one ought
to know, that there is something real
in i ? Ilglon.
What is It. then. In religion that no
one ever has undermined or made fun
of? To be more precise, what rollt!
good is there in Christianity? Lei us
go to the very rool of Hie mailer. Here
was .i.siis himself. The story is that
he ??went alvmt doing good." He hc
I llevod Hint this was Cod's world, and
men ought to Hv<?no! like animals
|or like savages?but like God's children
Ho proposed the line ancient Golden
Hull- us the law for men to live by.
And In- lived by that himself. lie
COtlld Did hear In see injustice. He
was-splendidly large-hearted, lie was',
not afraid of anything in life or deaths
hut he was roll of hope of the good
time entiling, which he lived ami died tu
help bring in. Has Mr. Ingi rsoll a word
to say against stich religion as this"
If a Christian is a man who tries to
live by Hie tleiden Kille, would not
Mr. Ingcrsoll like t. have the Ameri?
can people become Christians? And we
have Jesus' werd for li that no one
has the slightest claim to be called a
Christian who does not try to steer by
the Golden Mule!
Again. Mr. Ingers II wants men lo
do right and to be good neighbors, lias
he the slightest objection to a man's
believing, as Jesus believed, that the
whole mighty universe works for the
right? is not this at least as reasonable
a belief as the ? pposlte? But tin- one
belief put.- life im-- a man. as though
I it were true, and the other takes the
heart out of him, as though It were
Some time ago Mr. Ingersoll si.!
by the open grave of a near friend. |
and he uttered beautiful Wi rds Hoi
without hope in them. Would In- u '
be glad if all men who hhVo to stand
beside craves could look up with hope
in their eyes? Well! Religion, when livi d
? nit. makes this hope, that all will be
Ii 1 ibks to me ns though a crowd of
men were in a dim cave, lull of cham?
bers, anil with only bile way out. Many
of Hie men are wandering uboilt in the
wive, nnd lighting among themselves
over morsels' of food. They complain
that they cannot see any Ugh;. Why
should tin y see light when lhey are not
looking for Itv Bui a few of ihe men
see a glimmer of light; they are feeling
their way toward It: the foremost of
them cry out that they see daylight
So with the world of men. The cave
is tin- savagery and selfishness out of
which mankind is marching. The lead
ers ut e such ns Jesu;; who have nlrcady
got the light in th.lr races. There Is
light and life ahead and outside, thov
tell us. How shall we know It? Not by
staying behind Iii the cave or by look?
ing backward, or by striking and hurt?
ing each other, but by facing tibi >it
toward the light and niurckiiig our
I selves, and rni?nthlng ihn way for
I others. This is precisely -he life of re?
ligion. Who ever heard ol a man who
honestly Hied It and did ri t Und that
it let him otit Into the light?
Wauled, by a largo number of oralors
ohf of it job since Nov. r>, ciiiployriioiil
as agitators for schemes which will fool
tho public. Great ability us denouncers
of everybody ami everything guaranteed.
Glowing promises ami general huuibng
h specially. Speeches five- hem is long
(lolivererl at the vaXa of ?50 revolutions
per minute. Choieo selection < i' npithi Is,
nidi as "robbur blinkers," "goltllings,"
"monoy sharks" ami''bloated capital?
ists" furnished in quantities to suit.
Wool pulled over dull eyes, and ear.",
tickled by smooth phrases ;tl rcasotmblo
rates. Pinns for making everybody rich
in thrco weeks expounded below actual
rest. Rural districts gulled dt n great
bargain and fake stories of the monoy
power's crimes invented fredi each even?
Address Messrs. Stewart, Bryan,
Bland, Harveyi Blackburn <>r Mi rgati,
caroAmericnu Dimctiillic league, Wasli
itigton. References fn in estate of for
Bicr oinploycrs, I lie late free silver issue.
over 70? People I? Thin I'nmlly.
It Is staled ns an aclual fact Ihnl all I he
people msldliig in Lctohcr comity, Ky.,
are related lo one another, directly or in?
directly. The reason of this is found in
the remarkable Webb family. There lire
three brothers and three slstors of thu
original family, all living near Sergeant,
and Ihey have no fewer than 7 13 dev. rill
lints living In the neighborhood, The fHtl
cst in cm her of tho family, Lottie, in 89
year* old and has 20 children, Dil grand
children nnd no great -grandchildren. Pol?
ly, aged 80, has ill children and almost as
; mnny grandchildren and gvent-grnndchil
j tlrcn ns Letllo. Tho youngest, Wiley, has
I the fewest, descendants. He is 70 ;-e.-.rs old I
I and has 11 children, ?l grandchildren and|
j 16 great-grandchildren. 1
THE LAST DAIS
OF THE GREAT
THE END IS NEAR?THE BARGAINS AIM: RUSHING rvTT FAST?WE
WON'T BE SORRY-IT'S TAXED OUR EFFORTS TO THE U*I MOST TO WAIT
ON Al.l. OUR CUSTOMERS?BUT YOU'LL, BE SORRY IP YOU DO NOT
COME AT ONCE AND GET PITTED. WE NEVER KNEW SUCH BAR?
GAINS BEFORE, AND DON'T EXPECT TO SEE THEM A? UN.
40c. on t!"te Dollar,
AND ALL FIRST QUALITY GOODS. COME TO-DAY 1
WERE OCT OF YOUR SIZE.
DON'T WAIT TILL
Ion's Clny Worstnil .Suits.jz pcj
u S<> Jtrciistol Kults.
;.-.>.no :t:o:>>. Suits Co?
Sm npn'm t'iiKKiiucre fvuifN for. <j>g qq
VoiiitK Men's Suit* for. 3 gQ
82(1 Moh'k Ovfirt'onlN, Meli
6H I !? :':<.med (jorllKltlin
SIT, E-'reiK-ll t'.liifli t'lievllH ttf' ITA
erttwnts . OD.3U
AlOOxtord .'Jii?-il overcoat
39 MAIN STREET,
81.tri!.?? Preise ('Inters. r>l>
lnell<*3 Inn;:, muiio in U?????- >7 A (\
eliiKK sityln. ? ? ry
D3NT MISS THE SAL'ST
ock S eas
Chafing Dishes, Brass Fenders,
Brass Fire Setts, Carving? Knives,
Plated Knives, Forks and Spoons.
Nut Picks and Crackers. Tool Chests.
B ! C Y C L_ EL 3 1 .
And many other goods suitable for Xmas Presents.
Whit? & Dodson
151 Main Strest, Norfolk, Va.