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OTEY of vIgINIA.
Paine's Celery Compound in High
Favor in His Family.
HgWashlngtcn, D. C., April 9.?Congress
Han Peter J. Otey has distinguished
HfiniKelf by active and honorable service
Hop the house of representatives, where he
RfVas sent from the Sixth district of Vir
BHinia. On the floor of the house and in
Hfhc committee room he is a conspicuous
Bffulvocatc of measures for the advance
HVment of good government. In what high
M9hoiior Paine's celery compound is held in
? the family of this distinguished legisla
? tor appears from the following letter:
W Pear Sirs:?For years 1 have been .a
W great sufferer from neuralgia, and d-^Cg
i the past winter was advised to tr^Four
' Paine's celery compound, and I i *sc\ two
bottles of it with great benefit. I was so
mucn pleased with it that I persuaded
my brother, John Floyd, to use it. He
had been having a bad form of nervous
dyspepsia, and now. after using the com?
pound for two months, is so much im*
proved that we feel sure a third bottle
-will complete his cure. Every one hns
spoken of the marked ?hange for the bet?
ter in his appearance. Respectfully,
MRS. MAUjIE FLOYD OTEY.
This is one of some 15 or 20 letters
from United States Congressmen cr mem
hers of their families, that have recently
nppeared in the newspapers here, heart?
ily recommending Paine's celery com?
One of the most eminent "physicians in
the city, being interviewed by one of the
city papers, says:
"Paine's celery compound marks a tre?
mendous stride in the cure of disease.
"No remedy has ever succeeded in driv?
ing out the underlying causes of nervous
and organic troubles so 'surely and rap?
idly. No remedy represents so compre?
hensive a knowledge of nervous evliaus
tion. 'It cures where other menus have
been tried and found fuf.ile. Bf
"There is less hesitation nowadays
among intelligent people in attending to
the beginnings of poor health. It is well
known that nisease is progressive, cumu?
lative, easy to drive out at the start, hut
a menace to life when allowed to entrench
itself in any organ of the body. If people
would consider headaches, rheumatism,
neuralgia, sleeplessness, indigestion and
languid feelings in their true light and
as seriously as they deserve to be and
make a f-tund against them at once by
means of Paine's celery compound there
would be a 'wonderful diminution in the
amount of kidney, liver and heart dis?
Any one who reads the heartfelt, em?
phatic letters that have appeared here
from men and women who owe their
health and often their lives to Paine's
celery compound will be impressed by
the sincerity in every line.
"This great modern scientific invigora
tor and health-maker is doing an enor?
mous amount of lnstina good these spring
days. Its success in making people well
has had no parallel in the history of med
iclue. It has cured thousands of cases of
rheumatism and neuralgia, many of long
standing that have been despaired of by
friends and physicians.
"Compared with other remedies, its
permanent cures stand out as a moun?
tain does beside a mole hill. If all the
men and women who have entirely got
rid of nervous debility, threatened ner?
vous exhaustion, 'sleeplessness and such
organic troubles 'as "kidney, liver and
stomach diseases by its help, during the
past year alone, could be brought to?
gether, what an army of grateful people
it would make!"
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As the clay for the spring election
ilraws near the average voter feels his in?
creasing importance in the consideration
shown him by his more eminent fellow
citizens who have axes to grind or wood
f" Nothing yet lias been done by the City
Council toward concluding an annual
contract with theElectricLight and Power
Company or in securing for the city a
plant of its own. In municipal matters
as well as in many other concerns of life
delays are sometimes dangerous. The
light committee might make, a note of
this with profit to the:::selves and tlio
There is a speck of trouble visible be?
tween Great Britain and the United
States over the Behring sea dispute,
which promises to become more serious
than the Venezuelan matter ever was. It
would he a sad commentary on the pro?
gress ot civilization and enlighten?
ment if the two greatest, exponents
thereof among the nations of the earth
should finally engage in a boody conflict
after so much talk of kinship and the
settlement of all disputes between them
by arbitration instead of war. Unfortu?
nately, however, for the peace of the
world, there are a great many English
haters in this country who would he glad
to see these two great nations engaged in
a bloody and destructive war.
It is announced from Washington that
the disagreements of Louisiana Republi?
cans have been harmonized,and tnat here?
after the regular organization,the Kellogg
faction, and the ''Lilly Whites" will
work In unison to secure a proper distri?
bution of Eederal patronage. ??The spoils
of office" are great harmonlzers, and the
present administration seems to be work?
ing in that direction for jjjill they arc
'.Ohe unhappy people of the Mississippi
Valley are still fighting against the en?
croachments of t he all-pervading flood,and
though prompt assistance is needed to
save thousands from death by drowning
or starvation, it is hoped, when the wat?
ers have subs'ded and the present emer?
gency is past, that Congress will proceed
to adopt, such plans of permanent im?
provement as will yearly lessen the dan
ger of such disasters until finally resi?
dents on the banks of the Missouri and
Mississippi rivers will rest as securely
in their homos as thedenizensof the hills
Mrs. Grant, wife of the General an''
President, has written a book descriptive
of the honte and public life of the distin?
guished soldier and his family. That it
will meet with a great sale goes without
saying, as everything iclating to the man
who brought the civil war to a close
deepens in interest as the years go by.
This book w ill be the home-sU ry of the
general and his wife, and will show the
great soldier in a far different light from
anything that has been hitherto written
President McKinlby's message to Con?
gress, urging prompt action on the part
ofthat body to enable American luven
tors and producers to participate in the
Paris Exposition of 1000, is both timely
anil proper. The exposition will, he says,
be carried out with a degree of complete
ues?. ami on a scale of magnificence be?
yond any of the European exhibitions
that have marked the dose of the present ;
Century; while the traditional friendship
of the United States and France, aud the
mutual advantage to accrue from their
enhuged commercial intercourse, are not
less important factors than the individ?
ual interests to ho fostered by renewed
participation in such a grand display of
the genius and skill of (his enlightened
Whenever the people of any city in this
State have rebelled against the exorbitant
rents of the Bell Telephone Company rel lef
has come by the establishment of compet
ingliaes. Two years ago the Virginia Bell
Company was the only one operating in
Staunton and the annual rental of 'phones
was from sixty to forty-live dollars. The
people demanded a cheaper service and
now the Mutual Telephone exchange is
furnishing it at a rental of ten to twenty
dollars. The Bell Company has reduced
its rutes to the same price and now the
people of Staunton can do all the talking
they want over either lino and Koauoke
will soon be In a similar position, tele
The New York assembly committee on
geucral laws has decided the anti-portrait
bill for passage by a vote of seven to one.
The bill punishes by one thousand dol?
lars Hue or one year's imprisonment the
publication of any person's picture with?
out their consent. In view of the barba?
rous mutilations In this line of work by
the illustrated daily journals of the Em?
pire State, it would seem that some pun?
ishment commensurate with the enormity
of the offence should be indicted, but
judging by the heavy fine imposed for
printing a portrait where the party repre?
sented objects, it is plain that the average
New Yorker sets considerable store by his
face It is also quite evident that in the
recent political campaigns up there, the
caricaturist has been getting In his work.
As long as the people of the Southern
Suites pay such a surplus in premiums
to life and fire insurance companies in
the North, instead of organizing such in?
stitutions anionir themselves and keeping
the bulk of such balances at home, just
so long will there be a stringency In the
money market and lack of material devel?
opment in this section to that extent.
Experience shows that the profits to life
and lire insurance companies are enor?
mous, Uhile the losses are comparatively
small. In a country where the general
healthfulness and longevity are prover?
bial, as it is in th?j South, there is no rea?
son in the world why the people should) not
keep all the money invested in that direc?
tion at home by applying all the ready
cash they can spare to the organization
of domestic insurance companies.
Wherever the scheme lias been tried and
honestly conducted, it has proven a suc?
cess even in the mutual iree protective
associations among the people of the rural
districts. In all places where capital ac?
cumulates the community thrives.
DOING A GREAT WORK.
The work which Mr. Charles Critten
ton, the merchant evangelist, of New
York city, is doing here is worthy of
special notice. He is a member of the
Protestant Koiscopal Church, in which
he was for years u vestryman and session
warden, nod has seemingly been raised
up for a great work as a lay, evangelist
all his efforts having beeu attended with
For years he gave the closest attention
to his business, which resulted in the
establishment of one of the largest whole?
sale drug houses in the country, and
which still bears his name. His style of
speaking is somewhat similar to that of
the late Phillips Brooks, of Boston, and
such is the rapidity of his utterances that
it is difficult for even the most expert
stenographers to keep up with his dis?
His manner is most, inspiring, his face
lighting up with joy and beaming with
ktudneoS and good wiU for his audience
as he stands up proclaiming the promises
of the Gospel. His power evidently'rests
upon Ids thorough consecration, intense,
earnestness and intimate knowledge of
the Bible, from which bo (motes with
great ease and accuracy. His scriptural
applications arc not only practical but
strikingly suggestive, and he is a most
thorough believer in the Biblical state?
ment, "Thy word shall not return unto
me void,but shall accomplish that where?
to I sent it."
Roanoke. is fortunate In having a visit
asy to Take
asy to Operate
Arc features peculiar to Hood's Pills. Small in
si/e, tasteless, efficient, thorough. As one iiiiul
said: '' Von never know you
have taken a pill till it is nil
over." ?-?.'?:. ('. I. flood & Co.,
Proprietors, Lowell, Mass.
The only pills to take with Hood's Sarsapari?a.
FOR CASH! t
Having purchased 5
the entire stock of i
A 1 1
, WALTER S^LANGDON,
we will on
Saturday, Spill 10th,
offer the entire
CS"/" Goods are all fresh, hut for
want of room we are compelled to
sacrifice them. Don't wait until
they are all picked over.
# -THE- 4
I MEALS & BURKE \
% Clothing Company,
$ 302 Sitleni Avenue.
$ 305 Henry Street.
from such an etlicient worker, aud all
should avail themselves of the opportu?
nity to hear him before he leaves the city.
Those desirous of conversing with him
will also meet with a warm and cordial
"HONEST AND SAFE."
T.et us take this opportunity of provid?
ing an absolutely honest and safe election
law?one that will protect the intelligence
of the commonwealth against ignorance,
and. at the same time, guarantee com?
plete fairness.?Norfolk Landmark.
"Providing an absolutely honest and
safe election law,"?how? By robbing a
large number of our equal citizens of
their equal civic and political liberties; by
forcibly depriving a minority of their
dearest rights,?of their equal right of
self-government, of a right which is in?
herent in manhood, and which, regarded
merely as a vested right, is properly and
justly inviolable: and by degrading, dis?
franchising and punishing as if for infa?
mous crimes a great many of our white
and colored fellow-citizens who are and
ought to be as free as any who have com?
mitted no ofences, except that of exercise
of free opinion, a free speech and a free
ballot. So much, in brief, for the "hon?
esty" proposed.--Norfolk Pilot.
13 THE OFFICE VACANT?
To the Editor of The Times: Can you
inform the public bow Councilman II.
Clay Starkey continues to hold his seat
as an active member of the City Council?
He was elected from tho Fourth ward,
and, 1 am reliably informed, moved from
this ward several months ago into t' 1
Second ward and now resides ai
Eighth avenue s. w. Is it not a fac*
the city charter provides that in r i
a member of the Council remov'r
the ward in which be was eh
his seat shall be declaied vac*
Council shall proceed to elec
to till the unexplred term:-' It
so provides and Mr. Starkey is nc
a resideut of the Fourth ward, has i,
right, to sit in the Council and legis,
for the city? 1 merely ask these ques
tions, not to be offensive but to fiud out
what the actual representation of tho
Fourth ward consists of and who the le?
gal representatives are. Respectfully.
Americans an! the most inventive peo?
ple on earth. To them have been issued
nearly riOO.OOO patents, or more than one
third of all the patents issued in the
wot Id. No discovery of modern years
has been of greater benefit, to mankind
than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarhoea Remedy, or has done more to
relieve paiu and suffering. J.H. Vaughn,
of Oakton, Ky., says: "I, have used
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar?
rhoea Remedy in my family for several
years, and find it to be t he best medicine
I over used for cramps in the stomach
and bowels. For sale by II. C. Barnes,
"lie puts up prescriptions."
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Y ONE WORD.
Only ono word, doar, to say to yon
Betoro tbo throng thrusts us apart;
Only ono moment to pray to you,
Goduuss enshrined in my heart.
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Your heart. What matters tho rest?
Only ono word to implore of you?
Word that ist Couldn't you guess?
Only ono whispor?no laoro?of you.
Buy?shall l*?ut whispor bo?"Yes?"'
--J. L. Henton in "Tim Qniltint! Boo."
She?Yoti don't hear of women cash?
iers running away with tho funds of
their employers. It is always a man
cashier who does that.
He?Of course. The ho cashier hasn'*
any hope of marrying the old man.
the body is made) to
to the change. Haadt
are dispelled, the depi i
ous feeling yields to b
pectation. Danger to
avoidedj and she pass
trial quickly and her r
Sent by Mail, on receipt of
to "Expectant Mothers" fn
Tho Bradlleld Regulator
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