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Two Cases Against the Southern Railway
to Be Tried float Week.
FACTS ABOUT OXFORD ORPHAN ASYLUM
Bnrsnr's Accouula Mlxcil-Rnilrond
Commission " Office Guarded ?
Wllkes Cniiiity . ttitllrond EfoinN
Spcnncr is ilent :m Binrrlccl?*lt>rs
iron Expects lo Jio IlnilKCll.
Raletgh, N. C Jan. 6.?(Special)?;
Special interest is felt in the Superior
Court session here; next week. The
docket was prepared to-day. There uro
two indictments against tho Southern
railway for Issuing free passes. Tin so
will ho the lirst. trials in North Caro?
lina on thaticharge. The title of tho
Indictment Is, "State against smith rn
railway." The witnesses are.Clovernor
Russell, United-States District Attorney
C. B. Aycock, H. L,. Grant, of the Ite
ptibllcan State Committee, and Henry
W. Miller, private secretary of Vice
President Andrews, of the Southern
The Executive Committee of tho Ox?
ford Orphan Asylura ' met nt Durham
last night. It found -that the receipts
last year were $21,000 and that ail were
expended. Two hundred nnd eleven
children were cured for and arrange?
ments are made to receive sixteen more.
Steps were taken to build four cottages
for girls, each to accommodate thirty.
Four cottages for boys tire completed
and occupied. Arrangements wire nls>
made to put an editor in charge of the!
orphanage paper. The Grand Lodge of
Masons meets at the Orphan Asylum
next Tuesday, in annual communica?
So far Hie promoters of the proposed
State-textile ?drool have had over fifty
letters from cotton mill owners, all of
whom express their interest In the plan.
The Finance Committee of lite Am i
cultural and Mechanical College hero
has adjourned. It found the accounts
of E. G. Butler, .the new bursar. In u
tangle. .1. W. Harden, the chairman,
says Butler has made an error by mix?
ing the accounts of the half dozen ?.r
more departments; tlvat there Is no
shortage, but'that there is only t:;.22
difference in the .total <,f receipts and
disbursements." War din say.- he will
quickly find the error In the balance*.
During December the mean tempera?
ture here was 44 degrees, exactly I ho
average?the (highest; 68, the lowest. 21,
Rainfall. 2.5(1, which Is almost the uvor?
ige. Lnst year's deficiency in rainfall
was 17 inches. .
R. W. Minor is appointed by Judge
Pumell United States Commissioner at
A son of Dr. J. J. Mott, who has been
an tinder officer at the penitentiary,
but who was lately dropped, Is now on
duty as guard' at the Railway Com?
mission office. Senator Bhurpc, of ire
dell, the new assistant clerk, was asked
why guards were put on day rind night.
He replied: "I suppose because Major
"Wilson was here Monday and because
Otlio Wilson came into the oflle ?." He
came as a citizen. Major WlUson lias
not been here. He is not coming. He
(has too much sense. Of all the rldl- j
culous .things^ Governor Russell ban
done this placing of'guards ut the Rail- ]
way CDmmissIon ofllce takes the lead, j
At the executive ofllce .this morning,
when the question was asked, "Where
is Governor Rue-sell?" Private Secretary I
Alexander replied: "At Washington
City." He -said: "He left here yester?
day with Superintendent Mewhnurne,
from in? Johnston Street station." The
private secretary said 'he did not s.iy :
yesterday that the Governor had gone
to the penitentiary farms, but that he
fliad gone off with Mcwbpurtio." H'.s
pot leaving from the Union station was
The Hallway Commission Is called to
nuet to-morrow. No one knows what
may come up. Senator Butler's paper i
cays to-day that, the work of the new
Railway Commissioners -so far is pre?
paratory to a reduction of passengi r
and frelgbt rates. He makes a cut nt
Commissioner A-bbatt (anti-Russell Re
publican) by saying two of the Commis?
sioners cannot bo bought.
The Capital Club here re-electtt I >r.
James McKee president. Julian Tim
berlake is the new secretary. There tir;
Rev. J. O. Guthrie, who was first si nt
to Fayetteville to be pastor of the
Methodist church, but later was sent to
"Wurrenton. bus left for the ratter place.
Architects in this State can compete
for tbe $?.0.000 in prizes- for the besl
designs for the buildings of the Univer?
sity of California. The Secretary ..f
State has the specifications.
Judge T'mberkike- has. as expect !.
granted an order restraining the c.iii c
tion of Interest or principal of the
Wllkes. county bonds. Issued In aid of
the Northwestern North Carolina rail?
road, until Judge Starbuck hears that
matter. There must be a good deal . ;
stir In Wllkes. It is said-by an nntl
Southern .milway paper that that sys?
tem threatens to tear up the road be
Court of Final 'Appeal.
When a case is referred to a court of
final appeal Its decision is irrevocable.
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yo'ui" address to Dr. Kilmer & Co..
BlngtinmUci, X. V. The proprietors of
this paper guarantee the genuineness
of this offer.
tweeti Elkln and North Wllkesboro In
case the bonds are declared Invalid.
There urn persona who say thai the
assaults ii|m>ii the validity of b inds is
sti.d in the Vadklu railway, the Spar-'
tun-burg and Asheville and the North?
western are really cuts al the Southern
railway, which owns all these lines.
Tho wilkes people expect to get their
matter settled against the road by the
middle or March. There is talk of
bringing suit to test the validity of
the bonds Issued to the Durham and
N 'Ilhorn road, which the Seaboard Air
The public school oomiriHIec <>f this
city has been on an anti-cigarette cru?
Senator Butler In his paper says edi?
torially: "The only tlnngcr while such
a man as Russell is Governor and with
such a h.on-'partlsan Supreme Court on
tiie bench Is from corporation Federal
courts and I heir injustices."
Much ploughing being done in this
section, Fanners say they must put in
leiten; tlii.it If tiny can only get <5
cents for it they can "make buckle and
Bill Morgan, a while man, aged G~>,
who lias served two terms hi the peni?
tentiary here. Is in Jail again, for mur?
der lie says he expects to be hanged,
but fears lynching.
Speaker Ambrose Hilman, of the
lower house, was married to-day in
Cabarrus. lie says lie expected to be
m u ri, .1 here In file House of Repre
? nlativcs, liut did not come because he
!'i an d smallpox on the .trains.
At Salisbury to-day Governor Itus
sell's attorneys made their reply In the
North Carolina railway lease nuttier.
Tho children of Botfly Ryan, the wife
murderer, who was hanged at Greens?
boro, will be sent lo the Orphan Asylum
The Caucasian rails on the Railway
Commission ;tO regulate and reduce
telephone lutes, and ridicules the At?
torney-General for Ills opinion that the
Commission has no authority to regu?
late telephone rates.
A handsome set of North Carolina
china w'.ll lie made for the Executive
Mansion. Tile fine k.TOln from this
Slat,- will be us, d,
This evening there w 11 a new move in
the railway commlssBon matter.-. At?
torney Robert ti. Burton served on
CotnniHyOoneri' Caldwell and Pcirsoril
notice to appear January 17 before the
United States Supreme Court when a
motion will be m.i de to attach !hem
for contempt <>t' tint Court In violating
its supersede-as ami to compel them to
restore .1. V.'. Wilson an I Otho Wilson
lo the office of the railway commis?
sioners, and also to restore to the Wil?
sons ihe iw>ina, books, and papers of
ti' ? oillce. The contention la that
CaldWcll and Pearson look forcible
pOMCFslon after the supersideas wis
1 grhuted anil in defiance of it.
j Edenton, X. C, -fan fi ? (Special.)?
! Mr. G. Ii. Berry lefll 'this morning for
I Canndcn county, his home.
News reached hero yesterday of the
destruction by Hie of the eommisary
tU ore Paririelc,
Mr. w. R. Brothers has returned
fr ii his Christmas vacation.
s iveriil of mir town boys n'Mended
the dance In the country last night.
Xow they wish they had not gone, for j
the country boysl cut their harness \
Mr. M. D. Haste has purchased Hhe
j iBond residence, on Queen sire-.:,
i Gilbert Waiden, the Southern clocu- !
[ tlonlst. will appear at Bea's Opera
House Tin sday, .Ian. 11 111.
Itegjster of Deeds Hughes lias gone
! across tlie 'Sound for a few davs:.
Heriroird. X. c. Jan. 6.?(Special.)? !
I The Rev. A. W. Uurfort, who has been,
residing in our town for several years,
j has moved Iiis family to Virginia, where
I he enters a new Ib id of labor.
The new bridge will be completed
j about th<- end of this month.
; One of our horse dealers received a
I drove of mules and plugs this
j Master William Pucker Is now able
to be out after a severe case of ty?
ii ?1.:: a x.
: Halifax, X. C? Jan. ?.?(Special.)?
iMiss is. C, Me.Naiii.'ira. and Messrs.
: I Mil and Fenner attended a german in
Weldon lasl nigh;.
iMIss Virginia Nelson left Tuesday for
I Oreensh r<>, when- she attends school.
Miss Julia Gregory returned to-day
i from a few days visit to Weldon.
I Miss Fred-! mil returned Tuesday to
sch"?d in Scotland Neck.
\ Mr. Edward Frasler will teach the
i public school here.
Greenville, X. C. Jan. 6.~(Spoclal.)?
W. II. White has gone to New York..
Mrs. Henry Cranford, or Williams-ton,
Is visaing Mrs. S. E. shelburn.
Charles Rogerson has gone to Wll
Miss Apple 'Smith has returned from a
visit to Norfolk
EFFORTS OF GOLD BUGS
Southern and Western Congressmen Re?
gard Them With Suspicion.
THEIR SCHEMES WILL NOT SUCCEED
IJotvdcn *c?rcs Another Success, Ne?
curliia- (lie a i?ikii ist Hirni ul Ttirco
l??Htiiin?iera-Tbe i'i?r,nicni Inter*
viewed In llr-gnrtl to Attorney ror
ilio Western District.
(Special Cor. of The Virginian.)
Washington, Jau. c, 1S98.
Democratic 'Senators and Congress?
men from the West and South express
themselves very forcibly ahout the con?
tinued efforts of the gold hugs who
voted for .McKinley, In trying lo divert
?the Issue (ruin silver. The formation
of the Democratic club in New York
City, composed almost entirely of for?
mer Democrats who voted for McKinley,
Is followed by a proposition now being
taken up by Kastern und Northern pa?
pers, formerly Democratic, -to reduce
the representation in the next Demo?
cratic national convention. ,rpie argu?
ment advanced is that this membership
Is too largo and tho expense attaching
to It Is very great. The conventions
are, they say, too large to be easily
handled. The true reason Is that by
reducing the size of the national con?
vention the representation from the
Fast and North .would he proportion?
ately larger lihan at present anil they
would have more Influence than at pres?
ent. It could be more readily manipu?
lated, as there would be fewer dele?
gates to "see." The South and West In
the last Chicago convention was abso?
lutely Immovable. This was a revela
tlnn to the North and East, who, re?
gardless of panty. have 'been brought
up to believe that money can accom?
plish anything. It did not at Chicago,
nnd Bryan gave It the lie direct.
Secretary Gardner, of the Con?
gressional committee, says from his
talks with Senators and Congressmen
he Is certain that the scheme for re?
duced representation will not be suc?
cessful. The subject has been brought
up In the national committee many
times, but the tendency Is to Increase,
nnd not reduce the membership of the
conventions, as it Is not Democratic.
Then, again, it is not good politics, as
the more persons intimately connected
with conventions, or any political
movement, the move work Is, accom?
plished, as each feels that he is person?
ally a pitri of the 'movement and there?
fore more active.
General Gruner had an Interview vith
s cr.'tary Gage yesterday nnd at its
conclusion stated that he felt certain
that the President would appoint him
to a consular position.
Mr. (Age Is for Or oner and is doing
what lie can to land him In 8 good, soft
Ex-Congressman Harry Llbby Is hero.
Mr. Bowden's hotel Is crowded with
Virginia Republcans, and dhc seems to
bo the king lie among them.
General Walker Is very sire over the
settled fact that Allen is to be mar?
shal for the Western district of Vir?
The Senate fa-day passed the bill ap?
propriating $100.000 for a public build?
ing at Newport News. There was no
opposition, as Senator Daniel had pav?
ed the way for it by personal confer?
ences, it now gotci to the House for
Comlssloncr Pvott and Messrs. Brady,
Walkerand Yost had a conference with
the President to-day over the selection
of a district attorney for the Western
district of Virginia. Mt. Scott favored
J. Hampton H?ge, and made a personal
npptaJ In his behalf. So did Mr. Brady.
General Walker favored Gleives. The
President was non-committal, hut !' is
understood to-night that Hog.- Is
knocked out and a now man may be
named. He will be agreeable to Gen.
Walker. This is In the nature of-a com?
promise. 'Names are expected to go In
Bowden scored again to-day. knock?
ing out the Lamb-Wise opposition.
Postmasters at Ncwsoms, Port Nor?
folk and V.icksvllle were appointed:
Joseph D. Ferguson, J. B. Mason and
Roberl Li. Lowe, respectively. BenJ.
F. Briggs was appointed at Assa
mnoslck, vice Nicholson, resigned.
: The President has decided to appoint
I Jchn C. Dancy, colored, collector of
; customs at Wilmington, N. C. F.x-Uep
resentatlvo Skinner "as a reward for his
support of Prltchard for Senator, will be
allowed to name C. M. Bernard for
district attorney of the Eastern dls
I trie". Senator Prltchard and Governor
I Bussen, of North Carolina, called on
j the President to-day with the above re
I THE CONSTRUCTION OF TI1K
I What Chief Engineer Ramsay, of the
Mcffimnc Has lo Say on the Sub?
ject, in Reply to a Recent Crit?
icism of n Firmer Statement
Appearing in The
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 5, ist'is.
Editor C f The Virginian:
I have been favored with a copy of
your journal containing an article
criticising and contradicting certain
statements mentioned as having em?
anated from me ill an interview with
a correspondent of The Virginian. At
; this distant day, and in a casual Iriter
i vi.i.v of this character I would n >t lin
I to be held strictly responsible for every ,
: word I might let fall olT-h indedly when
asked to relate my Impressions rcgnrd
I iiig . vents occ urring so many years
ago. Of course these thoughts were
gathered not only from my own ob?
servations, but also from what I heard
nil around me during the exciting
period referred to.
As to the question, "who Is entitled to
the honor of originating the idea of
j placing the Merrimac'a battery under a
easemated armor and extending tho ar
I mor below (he ivnb r line and submcrg
' ing the b.w and stern of the vessel?" it
I may have occurred to several persons
at the same time; in fa.-:, I never heard
a dissenting voice, and every one said
this was the only thing to do with
the hulk after she had been burned to
the water's edge. As is well known
to everyone who attempts to procure
a patent, numbers of |.pie are found
Inventing, and trying to patent, the
same thing about the same time. First
an emergency'arises, "necessity is the
mother of invention," this sets people
to thinking, then follows the invention;
The English armored vessels, notably
j the Warrior and Black Prince, built
bofore our war, and thcsa vessels rep?
resented the advanced naval warship;
and naiturally when our war came
aibout armored vessels was all Wie talk
In naval circles, and the very condition
of the Merrlmno suggested the Idea of
making an Iron-clad vessel of her.
What I meant to say In the remarks
referred 'to and still maintain Is that
to Colonel John M. Brooke and to him
nlone the South Is Indebted for the
Merrlmac such as she 'was.
(After1 I arrived In Richmond In May,
1861, and while baiting between Iwo
opinions as to -whether 'to go Into the
navy or n-rmy, T was sent for and offer?
ed,a commission the same In rank 1
had resigned In tl\e United States navy,
und told when I said, "the Confederacy
had no navy." that Lieutenant Com?
mander Brooke bad 'ben appointed the
head of a board to rebuild the Mcrri
mac and make a ram-of her. according
to his plans, which were described to
me, and tha.t as 1 -had made a cruise
In the ship (during her last voyage), I
could be of more service in connection
with the rebuilding of this vessel than
In any other way, and Commander
Brooke would have me ordered to the
vessel tit once. At that time my recol?
lection Is that Lieutenant Commander
Brooke was the head and front of nil
enterprise connected with the, navy de
paroment arid next -to the ^Secretary
himself, and it was very apparent that
Mr. Mallory, in common with all the
naval officers, had 'the greatest con?
fidence In this officer. -"When 1 reached
the Norfolk navy yard, -where I was
directed to report immediately on re?
ceiving my commission. I found Major
YVm. P. Williamson, chlof engineer of
the yard. Ho was soon afterward re?
lieved and ordered to Richmond as the
head of the bureau of steam engineer?
ing just organized.
The general design of the Merritriac
was all right, to whomever the honor
belongs, but I will say here that some
or the detail? were not carried out
with the Intelligence they might have
been. The engineer officers particularly
criticised -the short clump of cast-iron
placed on her bow, and I recollect
Chler Engineer Qulnn, of the navy,
prophesying when lie saw it being at?
tached to the vessel, that the very
thing would happen that did, i.e., that
?it would be knocked off in her first
collision." Had the design of a wrought
Iron honk ns Mir. Quinn suggested and
was afterwards attached to the ves?
sel, been bull't Into her in the first
place on Hie boco-nd day's fight with
tile 'Monitor, Captain Jones, when he
rammed the Monitor, would have had
no fears for his prow, and would have
driven Into her with force as Buchanan
did in the case of the Cumberland the
dny before. I would be sorry to give
offense to any one writing these re?
marks, 'but it Is time'the history or these
events should be written, if for no Other
reason, to vindicate the action of <fhOSC
two great naval heroes, Franklin Bu?
chanan and Captain H. Jones. Of the
former it has been slid he was foil
?hardy for driving so hard into the
Cumberland as to break off the beak
Ot his vessel, and of Captain Jones that
lie did not strike the. Monitor hard
enough. "With a proper and sufficient
iprcny on the Merrlmac there would
have been no need for such criticism.
The Merrlrriac could easly have been
extricated from the Cumberland without
the loss of her metallic, prow and ac?
cording to the opinion expressed by alll
the officers of the Merrlmac regarding
the second day's fight the Monitor would
have been sent to the bottom when
Jones struck her. Ho did have the oppor?
tunity once and only onee; but, as
slated before, having nothing but his
wooden stem left to bun with it natur?
ally made him cautious, as he was
afraid of damaging his own ship,
"While writing the foregoing 1 am in
receipt or a copy of the drawings, speci?
fications, claims and letters patent
granted to John M. Brooke -by the Con?
federate States Patent Office, signed
by T. H. "Watts, attorney general and
Huf US H. Rhodes, commissioner of pat?
ents. T*iio drawing shows the -case
mated and submerged ends of a vessel
and is an exact counterpart of the
Merrlmac, also a copy of the drawing of
the pLins proposed by Mr. Porter,
which shows simply a shield over a hull
cut off abruptly at the end, and with?
out the submerged bow and stern
adopted and used In the case of the
Merrlmac. The advantages of the
Brooke over the Porter plan Is, first,
by extending the bow under water and
bringing It to a fine point, finer lines
are given to the vessel, making high
speed possible, and secondly In the case
of ramming, the -point of actual colli?
sion is remote from ithe casemate and
battery, and, again, the exact locality
of the (prow is concealed from the ene?
my. The Merrlmac would probably
never have had an opportunity to
strike the Monitor had it not been that
the prow of the former vessel was out
of sight. If records are_wortb anything,
and all records referred to here are on
(He at the naval record office in Wash?
ington. U seems to nie this question has
Regarding the other statements or
your corespondent, I would only say
that 1 simply rep- Heel what T had been
told regarding the sinking of the. ship,
bill It is immaterial whether the I
vessel was scuittled thy holes being
?bored into her or otherwise. The facts
remain that she was sentit led and nlsn
thai her upper work-- were burnt off. |
The object of the interview quoted from
was simply to get a descrVptlon of 'the
fight from one who had ben engaged
in it on itie Merrlmac, and singular to
say. though the article appeared in the
b-ading papers all over 111 country, and
I have received a got -1 many loiters
I from those who wore the blue as well
j as those who wore the gray, the only
I contradiction conies from your corres?
pondent, who seems to have lost sight
! nf the fact 'that the whole animus or
' the article was to give as near as pos
Wo Offer Yon a rtomedy Which Insures
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sible nn necctrrntc account of the bat?
tle .from a Southern standpoint. Tito
newspaper reponier or the printer made
a mistake In rcbaptlzlng Captain
Brooke, but in this the 'personality was
identified by reference to the^Vivginla
Very truly yours,
H. ASHTON RAMSAY.
Chief Engineer, Confederate States Iron
THEIR NOSES WON THE SUIT.
Heirs to a $30,000 Estate Identified by
Their Physiognomy. *
(From the New York Journal.)
The heirs to a large estate, left by an
uncle who died intestate. Nettle E. V.
IPcwbndy. and George F. L. Kipp, of
California, have thought themselves
powerless for a long "time to establish
their Identity. For years the brother
and sister have fought for their share
in 'the estate of their uncle, Andrew
Kip]), of Saugerties, New York, -worth
to them about $30,000. Having no pa?
pers Of their father, James Brown Kipp,
the task of establishing their identity
was no easy one. .But finally 'they con?
quered, having ?conclusively proved their
Identity by means of the peculiar shape
of 'their noses, stielt 'being a striking
characteristic, of their father's family
To-day Former Senator Linson, of
Kingston, N. V.. as referee, decided the
famous Kipp case, celebrated through
I out Ulster county, in favor of the Cal?
When Andrew Kipp died, his brother,
William E. Kipp, claimed to be the only
Svelr. IHo was appointed administra?
tor of the estate. Then the California
claimants put in an appearance and de?
manded their righbful share. James
Brown Kipp, ithelr father, was dead.
He was murdered in Los Angeles, Cat.,
In .1861 by a drunken husband while ho
was endeavoring to protect the wife.
James Brown Kipp, when a boy, ran
away from his home in Saugerties. N.
Y'., because of an undeserved thrashing
that his father administered to him
for -breaking a Jug containing rum,
which his brother William had broken.
Ho was nevOr heard from until his
children appeared to claim a share of
their uncle's estate.
The children had photographs of their
father, however, and In eich photo?
graph the queorly shaped nose stood
out In -bold relief. T.be son. George F.
L. Kipp, had a nose almost exactly
likeithat of his father, anil no one who
looked first at the photograph of the
dead man anil then gazed at the living
son could for a .moment doubt the
Some linos of writing in the Kanaka
language, written by the late James
Brown Kipp on the fly leaf of an old
Bible, also figured in court, as a means
cf identifying the dead man's hand?
writing. Though the Bible was sent
all over the country and stlbmitcd to
many learned men, it was found Impos?
sible to find any one who could de?
cipher the writing anil correctly Inter?
Odds and Ends in Fashions.
Many basques are lengthened by
The crown of a large gray hat Is of
soft beaver in the shape of a Tarn
O'Shanter, with a Rhinestone pin In the
center. The brim Is draped with velvet
matching the beaver and velvet sortiy
drape,] affords, a wing. Cray feathers
are clustered at the lef.t sldo above
it pout of velvet.
Black and white Is still an admired
combination. It is seen in a large hat
of black velvet with a soft twist of
white tulle surrounding the crown.
Both crown and twist are veiled with
black Chant lily lace. A large black and
White aigrette is fixed at the left side
and the back Is uplifted beneath a
black net rosette anil two velvet bows,
a Rhinestone pin -lining cunningly fas?
tened In one of .the bows.
The surface of a certain class of
sibellne la varied by the finest of black
filaments, the effect being unusually at?
tractive. A lit t. work of colored fibres
is woven on camel's hair grounds and Is
productive of fine color contrasts. Thus
a heliotrope ground Is visible through
a black film, a garnet through olive
green, a black through forest-green and
a stone-gray through while.
Heavy black ^atln cords traverse a
brown satin-finished novelty fabric
Another In metallic-blue Is pkllded In?
st.-ad or Striped with the- black salin
cor is. Other colors arc? offered In both
these novelties, bt.t black is invariably
Carnations are represented in nn
applique trimming, the colors, 'being
pink, green and brown In several
Narrow silk flora applique trimmings
supply effective out tilings for the var?
ious accessories comprised in many
modes. Narrow two hned silk appliques
are largely used upon the skirls in on
eircling rows. Thus, a gown of plum
colon i chev.iot coated with fine white
fibres may 'have the skirt banded with
three or Aye rows of narrow applique
trimming in two tones of purple. On
the waist the trimming may be ar?
range 1 n? best, suits Hie style of the
garment.?From The Delineator.
A Clever Trick,
i It certainly looks llge it, but there is
really no trick about It. Anybody can
try it who has Lame Back and Weak
Kidneys, Malaria or nervous troubles.
We mean he can cure himself right
I away by tnklng Electric Bitters. This
medicine tones up the whole system
acts as a stimulant to the Liver nnd
Kidneys, is a blood purifier and nerve
tonic. It cures Constipation, Headache,
Painting Spells. Sleeplessness and Mel?
ancholy. It Is purely vegetable, a mild
laxative, and rest-ores the system to Its
natural vigor. Try Electric Bitters nnd
be convinced Hint they are a miracle
worker. Every bottle guaranteed. Only
M)c. a bottl.e at Burrow, Martin & Co.'s
In slightly used Pianos und
Organs to make room for new
1 Poaso Upright, ebony case, full scale,
1 Knnhe Square. In good order, $175.
1 Monroe Upright, as good as new, $225.
1 Story & Clark Organ, fancy case, (0
1 Story & Clark Organ, nearly new, $C5.
1 Mason & 11 am Ii n Organ, SGO.
1 Wilcox & Will to Organ, a beauty, $00.
l Cbautauqua Organ, six octavos, $io. ?
CALL, AND SEE THEM AND MAKE]
YOUR OWN TERMS. WE MUST
HAVE THE ROOM.
Chas. M. Stieff,
?6 main 8t., norfolk, VA.
Henrv MacLachlan, Manager.
Gives Trading Stamps
Now on. Nearly all our
G?c. WRAPPERS FOR
08c. WRAPPERS FOIt
$1.19 WRAFFER8 FOR
$1.4S WRAPPERS FOR
$l.f,9 WRAPPERS FOR
$2.00 WRAPPERS FOll
$2.1!? WRAPPERS FOR
S2.?S WRAPPERS FOR
$X3S WRAPPERS FOR
$3.75 WRAPPERS FOR
$1.00 WRAPPEItS FOR
$.-,.00 WRAPPERS FOR
No shopping complete without
34 Granny St., Columbia Building
Where Rents arid Expense!
in the market for lime,
portland or american
cement. plaster. hair,
chimney Pipe, fire brick,
lath or shingles. see us
before you buy. we are
sole aoents for acme
cement plaster. new no.
146 water street.
u HI;: <> io n non-polftonnn*
^?-^S&fiiS rcuiiHl) for (.nuorrl.ao.
t>^3Ultt'.ic^Ui..J J;!;' i. SpermalarrhiiMi,
\\ blltf?, a n n it t ii i it I rib.
charge*, or any indmnmit'
llotv, Irritation or nlrc-ra
ti,,ii of diuo?s? mom*
riicf.v.vNsCiiF.wcAiCo. braaw, Itoa-aMrlnseiil.
.CIHCmNHI.O.SK^ ?????? h* I?rit:;Sl?l...,
. ?^TiS/^nr Bei.I in plain nr?|i|?'r,
by oxprmi, pr?nalil, fur
?1.00, ?r :i linttl W,
Circular b. nl oh htplt'tl
Id 1 lo 6.1?y?. V
lot ia urleturc.
JOHN S. ETHERIDGE.
LIVERY and boarding stables.
Having Just coinpluted my new stables,
con r Chestnut and Pearl street and
?lot .d the same with soino tirst-class
UKfigies, Carriages, Driving IIoi?us, etc.,
1 am now prepared to furnish goou turn?
out day or night at rock bottom prices.
Norfolk and Portsmouth trade solicited.
New Phono No. 3.
JOHN S. ETI I BRIDGE. Pronrlater.
Ilm Mc Gompany oi Uii
?Established In if Si.
Operates the Edison Systoni, furnishing
direct electric current for Incandescent
lamps, motors fur manufacturing, electric
fans nnd other purposes. Current 112 and
221 volts. Brush und American System for
Oenoral offP-ea No. 271 Main street, nt
Savings Haul; of Norfolk: slntlon and an
perlntendcnt's ofllce, bi Covu street,
Irwin's repress Company
^ no. 2IS water street.
laroest and most complete
outfit in the city for hauling
anything. your work solicit?
ed. work horses for hire
Calrtiratrr'a F.nnllah Diamond Ilrjaft.
Orlrrlonl and fluty tlpnulnc,
? Arc. ilwatii rrllitl.lt. ladies atk
l?Ui>llt for CM-hfUr ? FnqUtX !???
4 Hi,.,,(in Itrd anil <;. f.l n>o? ?uI ? Vw
l?IM, ?ralcl wllti Muo ril.V,'.. TllLo \ff
no other. Hrf-itt Janftr.mi ??J.ifffu- V
tlona awl ImlMMonr. At IlrOKgiill. or ?rod 4o.
In .'.n?M ? for jmrlleulara, irMlmmlali an<l
"in-llt f for I.ndlca," '"<"?? ?J rclnra
' Moll. 10,000 Tr.tlraonlitll. Ifimt I'apir.
ocal Prui.lata. rifll.AVA., l'A.
boid by all Local DrusiUta
This cold season would be
much pleasanter for invalids
and elderly people if they
could have something .warm
at their feet and backs, and it
would often prevent sickness.
Two Quart HOT WATER
BAGS, < 5c.
We guarantee all our Rub?
?THE USE OF?
Will cure constipation and
prevent many ills which are
the result of this trouble, such
as piles, etc.
Two Quart FOUNTAIN
Burrow. Ii 8 Co.
296 MAIN STREET.
Goods delivered free Ports?
mouth, Berkley, Brambletoiu
and Atlantic City,
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL I -
We diso bei? to acknowledge with grate?
ful appreciation the liberal patronage be?
stowed upon uk In the past, and purpose
to prove It by off< ring our patrons lhe>
lowest living prices on anything In the
way of Hardware, Household Lloods,
Faints, Stains. Ti 61s, Kto.
Bee the WHITE HEATER, $3.00 up ac?
cording to size. Sheet Inn sides, sU>el
llm-d east Iron top and bottom. Nothing
belli r. ' ???
The BANNER Oil, HEATER, S-I.M. The
sali st liest nnd most ornamental oil beat?
er ever offered: every one warranted.
SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS *
Estimates cheerfully furnlsed; (iivr- us
a call or ring us up on either phone, U27.
WHITE HARDWARE CO.
309 Wain Street, NorfolkVa.,
Corner Commercial Place.
I SO CONVENIENT THAT
V> A CHILD CAN OPERATE IT.
~ J V
fi gallons of Cnm
horland Mihla Wa?
ter, pure, clear,
sparkling. We sup?
ply here patent lilt?
ing demijohns with?
out charge to our
patrons. Wo con
shier your conven?
ient o as well as your
pocket. I'b ase ask
us for I ho prlco on S
I VlrQlitfa li % wafer Co., \
What is More Atiracfcivo
I Than a protty face with a fresh, bright
comploxloiil For it, use Pouont'S Powder