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Sm., at all Norih 4ih Mwi, Richiuond, Vh ?BbwI niTCflELL, JR., - EDITOR. tnnnicntionn intenri?>d for publieatlos beHco lsoastoreacb.ua by Wodnewday TERMS IN ADYANCR Cfc?eOf?V. "*ie y?ar, .... n.gn Oa?e4>H?T.,'t;ht montha, ... j.oo tbaa<V?pv. mx imiiktha, .... jjO ?Ba C ?i'.v, four uiontha, ... JO AVaiV. throe uiontha, ... .40 aiCopy.. .06 ADVERT1SINQ RATES. tssaflaob.asM baaaHlaa. % 60 onewca. #acb subsequont inaertion, S6 tor two uachtw, ahna imaiths, ? - 6.00 for twoinchea, six montbs, ? ? -10 00 two hadaM Tini" Tiionthw. ? ? ? 14 00 two im-he*. tw> !vt> mimths, ? ? 30.00 iaue and funeral Notioes, ? ? ? 50 ig aiid Transit??t Hattoaa per line, 19 JT-POSTAGRKTAMPS OF A HIGHER DB 1SOMINATJON THAN TWO CENTS NOT _. RECEIVED ON SUBSCRIPTION&. Ptjk^FTi? i??ued wookly. Thesmbscrlp ataa prree \s $1.00 a year, in advance. flwre <u-e ronn wats by whieh money rnn be 1 jaai by raail at our nsk .?Iu ? 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Rntered ln the Post Office at Richmond, Ya., Jaaacond-claas matter. 3ATURDAY.DECEMBER 19, 1903 aPPEALIX. TO RACE PKEJL'IUCK. We confess that we were astounded K> read in the editorial columns of the Richmond, Va., Nkws-Leadbr, one of the most rernurkable appeals to race prejudice that has ever appeared in the oolumns of any reputable jonrnal. The headin^, "Westeni Union Draws the Oolor-line*'is in itself niisleading, for this is just the oppopite of what the corporatiou has done, even if we accept the Nkws-Lkader's own statements. This appeal nppeartd in the issne of tha 15th in.-t . and nnder the rulings and decisions of the Hnstings Conrt of thia city, notably established in the boycott-ca6e of the Baughman RitOTn wte is a direct advocacy of the unlawful aoyoott, for it calls upon the sonthern bnaineas men aud the white people of all kinds and classes to boycott the "Western Uuiou offices. Thia advice is not only incendiary, ont, if pnt iu practice is unlawful. The Richmond, Va., News-Leadek aaa recently given voice to some admir able atatements on the race question and we are puzzled to know by what legerdermain process it has taken an another tack. It is said that an eel is aomewhat rcmarkable, in that, if it is cooked at nifcht, it will be raw by morn Our esteemed contemporary by its admirable article in reply to the vapor ings of the Richmond, Va., Christian Advocate had led the conservative col ored citizens to hope that it had adopt ed a policy which would be observed and followed to the end of the chapter, or at least as long as the journaJ was under the present management. It waa cooked then, but it is raw now. ^ Certainly theeditor who wrote the one article commei datory of the Negro oonld not have < onsistcntly written the article condemnatory of him. Here is what the News-Le&der said: "It appears that the substitution of colored for white boys in the messenger eervice of the Western Uninn Telegraph Ompany is not a local matter pecuhar to Richmond. We are told officially by representatives of that company that Negroes are employed by the Western Union as messengers in Dublin, Macon, Waycross, Savunnah aud Atlanta, Oa.; Ck>lnmbia and Darlington, 8. U.; Fer nsndina. Pulaski, Tampa and Jackson ville, Fla. Now we have the same con dition in Richmond and we may look forward to the extension of it to other Sonthern cities.". It oontinued: "This is soriona. It is a distinct chal lenge and tftweaS to the white people of the Sonth. It is to all the white people of the Sonth, bnt to the white workiug people especially beoause the raessenger soya psnally are from the families of working people. If th** experimeut of the Westeru Union succeeds and the Sonthern commnuities accept colored boya aa snbstitnteo for white boya at lesa wages, the lesscn will be obvi >us, the preoedent will be eatablished. Other oorporations and large employera will be tempted to foOow promptly in the aame path. eeeking cheapt-r labor, and we ahall find the custom of diseharging ar freeaing out white einployees and aubstitnting Negroes, at lesa waitea, aeneral. If the messenger h>ys are to be NeKroes, why not the elerk* and proaeutly tnechnuics all of kiuds.-" Pardon us, but auch argnment "will not atand a day's washim" or au hour's discusston. The News-Leadkr kuowa that. in the Soathland, ihe doors of pro motion are barred agaiust the colored man. lf he is a porter iu a buiidiug at IG years of age, aud he retnaius wttlt the same corporatioa or etnployer, he will be a porter at 50 years of *g*y. He will be spoketi of a?- a trusted servaut, but a porter all the same. ttThis jourual deals with theories, when it is able to deal with facts. It is ai mitted that the ?oxperim?u? hassuc ceeded in other southtru cities, is it showu that in auy ouu of these cases that colored people have been employed on the other side of the dead-liuo get by the MngTirhatiam coutiugeut of the Southlaud? A messenger is a servaut in the same seuse of a porter, aud there is hardly a business white mia of mon? ey aud respeutubility, but who has his polite Negro messeuger at "his elbow's end." The white boys have usurped aad en cro.tched upon the NetrrVs torritory, and in the poliov followod by the West. em.Union Telegraph Cotnpany, "Sam bo" is only comiug unto his owu. Ar istocratic white men "to .the mauor boru" have always boheved aud assert ed that menial employuient was snited ouly for Negroes an.u nave disjouute-' nanced all efforts on the part of white men or women to wash windows, clean cuspidores, sweep the floors aud do like menial service. White folks were used as clerks, man agers and placed in line of promotion. Yon canuot iusult ?v Virginia gentle- j man by sanding a Negro servant to his door. He rather likes the idea, becauae it is a well-known fact that Negroes, as a rule, do noi take liberties with his daughters or aspire to a social relatiou- : ship which will at times bnrn in a white youth 's breast The Uuited States Government em ploys tens of tho usands of colored car riers, who come directly in contact with some of the most cnltured snd refined white people in the south and there is not on reco-d a case of inanlt or assault chronicled againat them. The Pullman Palace Car Com-pany j employs an army of polite colored men as porters aud although tney are prac tically the over-seers of the bect-roonis of some of tho most cnltured male and female people of the land, their record is such as to win universal praise and commendation from all quarters. The Nbws-Lrader question if J mes sengers are to be Negroes, why not clerks and prescntly mechanics of all kinds, has alreadybeen auswered, It said: "We believe the "commercial, busi? ness class iu the South should meet this challenge and threat promptly aud de cisively. Tho conditions otfer men of this class the opportuuity to huow proe ticallv their loyalty to the white work iug people of the South." It then hastened to say that this "demagogue talk" is not demagogic talk as followa* "This is no demagogue talk uor in tended to catch votes or curry favor with anybody. The News-Leader has proved that it is not afraid to antang onize the working classea when requir ed to do so by ita uuderatanding of its duty to the public. It is a platn matter of tact that the Southeru white woik ing classea in times past have proved their loyalty to the business interests, to the commercial and business classea aud to their States. They turuod ont promptly to till the ranks in time of war and in the political trouble aince, they st?K)d staunch and true. This was es pecially notable in Virginia and more especially here in Richmond. We have to recollect that iu readjuster tunes when the credit and houor of the State were at stake, uobody stood by them more faithfully than the working peo? ple." This is pecnliar reasoning and yet it is a "two-odged sword that cuta both ways." Uhe Southeru Negro working classes m times past have proved their loyalty to the business interests, to the commercial and business classea tnd to their states. They, too, tnrned' out promptly to fill the ranka in time of war. Some of them were foolish enongh to enlist or to attempt to enlist in the Confederate army and for further information upon this aubject, apply to Capt. Benjamin Scott, 618 Judah St. Kichmoud, Va. Tnose wno couldn't "enlist" with the musket, did so with the pick-axe and shovel as the nnmer ous batteries in this section will attest and prove mute witneaaes to the skill of the black man in this department of the army of the Confoderacy. The Negro was at home in the kitchen too, and as one of the greatest English Generals has declared that an army travelsnpon its stomach, the Negro with the skillet was a most important ad jnuct to the Confederate Army. His knowledge of lifting some-body else's chicken or coufiscating some-body elso'8 hog, or travelling with some-body else'a sheep served him a good turn and many a Confederate officer aat down and waxed fat over the atolen provisiona furnished his table by the sable cook of the Sonthland. Talk about Negro messengers, why, sir, there is nothing that will give a I sonthern bred ex-alave-owner more satisfaction. He likes Negroes and dogs with the same affection that the first narned individual feels for his pets . of the sunny clime. ln Readjuster times it was the mix tnre o* the "poor whites" and Negroes, so you said that swept the state from lts | feet, einphasized the Riddleberger Bill and permanently settled one of the : greatest questions of modern times. The principle was never saved, but the ofnces were recovered and this was what the white pohticians were after. Certainly the editor of tho News Leader is not so pooriy informed upon past eveuts as not to '?cuo.v t ti it a lar^o prcpjrtion of the debt of Virtfiuia was repudiated aud that the plaus aud policiesof Ges. Wiluav Mahone wera fiuaiiy acoopted by all of the Deiuooratic clat-ses iu Old Virtfioia. We ueed not roier to the Negro up ou the plutitaticus aud as a fa'uily servant. It has v>eou suu^ iu s>ug aud written iu story and the fidclity of the black people has wclded aboud of uuiou botweeu the better taaaa ot white people of this bouighted so.ui >u thaf'time cau not etTaoe, uor eteraity wipeaway." It coutiuuod: "We white people of the South of all olasses are blood brothe^s. We have beeu b mud aud kuic olosal* together by m.uiy tios aud many e >tn>uou dau jjers aud stru^les. We would like to see the busiuess p**ople 111 every South eru oo uiuuuity iuaKo a special poiut of haltiug this aatfVw ujut to.vanl tue sub sututiou of blaotc for vvhite lab>r at its very begiuuiug aud DOaiSbiag ic so steruly tnat it will uot be repeato l. gjTuis theu iufriuges upon the employ prs right to employ wti > u he pleases. Tho threat to puuish steruly is au iuvi tatiou to the uiembers of thecomtuuuity |0 gu up agamst the law, whicn iu turu vill at lts vory begitmiug puuisb the perpjtr ttors so sterniv that it will not be repeated. Theu followed this plea: "As a matter of priucipleani a matter of poliuy all of us should uuite iu this. Already iu twoivo Soutueru citiea the white boys have beeu t ro/.-n out by cuts iu their p.ty aud tboir wortc gi/eu to rolore 1 l>.)vs aud meu. lt is tiuie to say "Stop!" It then outlines the followiug plan: "The way to say it is for Soathern busiuess meu and white people of all kiuds aud olasses to avoid r.ne Western Union orHees aud wires wheuever they cau do so. We cau make tnis corpora tiou feel that the Souttioru white peuple are staudiujf by eaon otm-r aud that no class ainmig us is tuditfereut to the rights aud inturests of aiiy other. If cur people will take this course oousis teutly they cau make a loss o< busiuess which will teach the Westeru Uuion the lessou which uppareutly it ueeds to be taught. Wheu its busiuess falis otf tifty per sent. in the South?aud that result cau be brought about certaiuly at most of the cities * here black has beeu substitnted for white iu the mes? sengers service?headquarters will rea lize that the sentnueiit of the people of the South represeuts somethiug aud that deceut defereuoo must be paid to it." This then is the issae joiued and plaiuiy stated and we aver agaiu that the plan outliued, if carried into effect, would result in tne indictmeut in the Hustings Court of this city of every person who is a party to such a conspir acy. The present comuionwealth's at torney is pretty gooi authority on such cases and if tbe Western Union Oom pauy cared to make tho test, it has both precedents aud the facts to support it iu such a couteutiou. Nay more, the white men who were couvicted for do? ing just what tho News-IjKad.sk advis es the business community to do are yet rosiilents of this city. The News Leadek theu stated a propositioti which killed its owu argntnent wheu it said: "Aside from any questiou of rnce loy alty aud affoction, the coldest blooded man m the South must realize that when tho white workiug classes here have beeu cinveti out and roplaced by Negroes or have been reduoed to sub serviency aud tho poverty of starvatiou pay, our prosponty will be tfono. It ia a plaiu busiuess propositiou aud maxitn of political ecouoiuy that uo couurry can prosper permauently or rotain its civihzatiou with a degraded or iinpov orished workiug class." It should be noted that tho News Leadek ia not attaoking the Negro loaf er, it is assailing the Negro producer, the oue who is not a ptrasite on the body politic. but who adds to tho wealth of the community by the service which he rendors. After arguing in favor of producing a degradei or impoverished workiug class, it proceeds to doclare that no country can prosper peruianent ly or retain its civilizatiou with a do graded or impoverished workiug class. ls tbis consisteut argatneut? When you degrade tlie Negro. when you im poverish him, do you not violate the Very principle which you havo just stated? Do you not stem the tide of progress and blast tha hope of prosperi ty? If uot, why not? Truly is this a case of one's being "hoisted upon in his ownpetard." Selah. Molea Dtffer from Monntalna. Girl with the Gibson Neclr?Did you go to that falth healer to have your lame shoulder cured. as I suggested? Girl with the Julla Marlowe Dimple? Yes; but as soon as I saw her I cama away. She had a mole on her nose, and I knew she wouldn't have let that stay there if faith could have removed IU? Chlcago Tribune. Modett EnoaKh. Husband?I really thina you mlght have had that ball dreas made a little higher in the neck?to say nothing of the back. Wife?I'll have it changed. if yoa Wish, but thla atuff costs ten dollara a yard. Husband?Um?well, never mlnd.? N. Y. Wsekly. ? neh the Same Thlnsr. "I want to see the parade," wailed the boy. "My son," replled the father, who had axperienced the uaual vlcissltudea of civic celebrations, "l'U put you in the clder preaa and you'll have all the aen aationa without golng ao far for them.'" ?Chicago Post. Hla Idea eff It. Caller?So your papa and mamma are golng to taka you to Europe with taeznf Willle?Yea'm. Caller?Aren't you af rald to go oa tha ocean? Willie?No'm. I alnt afrald o' nothing. I'iu been vacclnated,?Philadelphia Ledger. Abova and Below. Ha?You haven't a mind above a new hat. She?And you haven't any mind nndev youra.?Tlt-Bits. MARINES LANDED ON ISTHMUS Will Searcu For Colombian Troopt Sald to Be Near Panama. RUMORS OP SPEEDY ATTACK Colon. Dec. 15.?A company of ma rines from the Unlted States crulaer Prairle was landed here under the conimand of Captain Smedley D. But ler. of West Chester, Pa., and lmme diately started by traln for Panama. The destination of the marinea is aald to be Yaviza. up the San Miguel gulf and Tulra rlver. It la bclieved that the decision of the naval authoritles to atatlon ma rines at Yaviza may possibly be owlng to the reports that Colombian troops have been seen ln that direction, but up to the present time there ls no rea eon to belleve that any large force is under orderg to march on Panama from Cauca. The opinlon seems to prevail that the few Colombian sol diers aeen were probably scouts who were endeavoring to learn what pre ventive and protective measures were being taken by the Republlc of Pana? ma. and that lt was their presence whlch gave rlse to the exaggerated rumors of a speedy attack by Columbia on the Isthmus. It ls more llkely that the movement of marines to Yaviza is in conformlty with the policy of the naval authorities to concentrate forces at points which offer the best facllitlea for gettlng im medlate informatlon of any movement by Colombian troops towards Panama and at the aame tlme a?fordlng the ma? rinea some relief from tneir conflne ment to the shlps. The marines car ried wlth them all requlsites for camp tlfc and also a number of machine guns. Want Pansma to Assume $15,000,000. London, Dec. 15.?The correspondent of the Mornlng Leader at The Hague says it is reported there that both Hol land and Great Britaln lnslst that the Republlc of Panama shall assume lia bility for $15,000,000 of the Colombian debt Army Offlcers Anxious to Asslst. Wasblngton. Dec. 15.?The news of the movement of marines aouthward from Panama, based aa it waa on the reported landing of Colombian troops la that part of the isthmus, was re celvtd wlth keen intcrest ln army cir clea where there has been exhiblted for some time a deslre to participate with the navy ln any milltary move ments on the Isthmus. The general ataff gave the subject immcdiate at tention. There was. however. no out come in the shape of orders to troops, though the srrival here of Brigadler Qeneral J. Franklin Bell. superinten dent of the general staff college at Leavenworth. was regardcd as con flrmlng the prevloua statements to the effect that the army ls making ready to do its share at a momcnt's notice. General Bell was ln consultatlon wlth some of the mci.ibers of the general staff. There are atrong reasons to doubt the truth of the report that Colom? bian troops have landed on Isthmus territory. All prevlons reports to gov ernmcnt offlcials have indicated that no Colombian troops eithor have been landed or will 1>?> landed untll after the result or General Reyes' misslon to Washington is known. General Reyrs stated that he had given his pledge to that effect to the state de parfraent. Hig eounsel to the Colom blans to abstain from hostllo acts untll he has ended his work In Washington ls well known. Rcar Admlral Coghlan cables that the Mayllower has learned that two Colombian gunboats, with troops aboard. are dodging along the Colom? bian coast near the Panama llne, but eannot learn that they tanded men. Coghlau's cruisers are still searching for traces of the party. Captain Butler la a son of Congress man Butler, of West Chester. He left achool during the Spanlsh war and en listed in the marine battallion. In 1899 he waa made a lieutenant of marines and took part ln the expedl tion to China for the relief of the lega tions. He was wounded at Tien-Tsln. Shot Himaetf Before a Mlrror. Washington, Dec. 14.?Standing be? fore a mirror to make aure alm, Jo aeph Harnie Thibadeau, 61 yeara of age. of Falls Church, Va., shot hlm 8elf through the forehead ln a local hotel. He was formerly a clerk in the paymaster general's office. A letter found on the bureau, believed to have been written just before the suicide, ahows Thibadeau to have been in financial straits and that he lmagined hlmself to be the victlm of a con aplracy. Brakeman Has a Oharmed Life. Allentown, Pa., Dec. 16. ? Charles Mlller, a brakeman on a Port Richmond freightr traln of the Philadelphia and Reading railway, fell between two cars while trying to uncouple hia traln at East Penn Junction, and 17 cars passed over him. He was rolled over and over by the brake rods and alr cylln ders, but did not touch the tracka, and was picked up a mass of bruisea. At the hoapital lt ls stated that he will recover. ADDICKS FILE3 ANSWER Bay State Gaa Company laaued $75*> 000,000 In Stock to Pay $1,500,000. Wilmlngton, Del., Dec. 16.?In tha federal court here attorneys for J. Ed ward Addlcka and the directors of the Bay State Gas Company of Delaware filed an answer to the sult of George Wharton Pepper, of Philadelphia, re celver of the Bay State Gas Company of Delaware, demanding the return of $75,000,000 of the stock of the com? pany which the receiver allegea was fraudulently issued to Addicka. Ad? dlcka admits he waa the organizer of the Beacon Construction Company of Pennsylvania, and that he turned over to that company 4993 ahares of the Bay State Gas Company of Massachu aetts. Addicks dispoaed of a large por tlon of the stock of the Beacon Con atructlon Company until he owned only 7500 shares of the 15.000 ahares of that Company. The stock of the Beacon Construction Company waa put up aa aecurity when scveral gas companlea ln Massachusetts were being acqulred by the Bay State Company of Massa? chusetts. and eventually passed into the control of the Bay State Gaa Com? pany of Delaware. No financial con alderation for the construction cotn pany's stock was given. and tho Bay State Gas Company of Delaware de cided to pay $1,500,000 for the stock ln order to get a clear tltle. To pay this $1,600,000 there waa lssued $75,000,000 of the stock of the Bay State company Of Delaware. Mr. Add.cks denles there waa any fraud or that he waa the sole owner of the construction company. A WEEK'SNEWS COlTPENSED. Thuraday, Dccember 10. The eighth annual conventlon of the American Anti-Saloon League waa held at Washington, D. C. Fifteen bulldings in the town of Ab bott, Tex., were taatro'apd by fire, en taillng a loss of $100.0o* Four men were drowned at Redding, Cal., while attempting to cross the Sacramento river in a wagon at an unfordable point The Fortress Monroe Y. M. C. A bullding, donated to the aoldlers by Miss Helen Gould, of New York, waa dedicated in the presence of a large assemblage. Senator Willlam A. Clark, of Mon tana. was operated on for an eftectlon of the ear, and will be conflned to the house for several weeks. The oper ation waa entlrely successful. Friday, December 11. Austria-Hungary has formally rec ognized the indepcndence of Panama. In a collicry accident in the mlne at Kushu, near Victoria, B. C, 35 men were killed. Rear Admlral Bancroft GherardL re tlred, died at his home ln Stratford, Conn., of diabetes. A second explosion occnrred ln the Euclid mine8, near Greenaburg, Pa., killing Superintcndent A W. Sweeney and fatally injnring two others. The Comptrollcr of tho currency has authorized the Federal Natlonal Bank. of Plttsburg. Pa., whlch closed its doors October 21, to resume businesa. Saturdcy, December 12. Miss Rose Leo, of Petroakey, MIch. was found frozen to dcath ln a snow drift near her home. Disturbances from outlaws ln the Philippines are dying out and less la droneism ls reported than ever before. One man waa killed and seven oth? ers aeriously burned In a fire which destroyed the Armstrong cork factory at Plttsburg, Pa. Mrs. Z. T. Hazen, wlfo of Judge Hazen. of the United States district court of Kansas, was fatally burned ln a gasollne explosion at her home ln Topcka. ^m Congressman J. S. Wluiams, leader of the Democrats in congress. ad dressed the Democrats of Baltimore, Md., and assailed the protective pollcy of the Republlcan party. Monday, December 14. To escape arrest for steallng a horse and buggy, John Harkett, of Elwood, Ind., cut his throat Lewis Morse and wife, of Weat Scranton, Pa., celebrated the 60th an niversary of their marriage. Emperor Willlam, of G-ermany, ac companicd by the empress, attended the military review at Potsdam. Thomas Murray was killed and four Injured ln a collision on the Pan Han dle railroad near Wheeling, W. Va. Judge James Cheney, the wealthlest man in Tndiana. died at hia home at Fort Wayne, aged 86 yeara. His for tune was estimatcd at $25,000,000. In a railroad wreck near Madrid, Spain, 14 persons were killed and many injured. The traln was derailed by the collapse of an cmbankment. Tuesday, December 15. Viola Sands Hazard, aged 105 years, the oldest woman in Rhode Island, died at her home in Wakefleld. W. H. Ennis, a former Brooklyn po Uceman, was electrocuted at Sing Sing prison, N. Y., for wife murder. Miss Helen Gould declined to ac cept the presidency of the lady man agers of the St. Louis World'a Fair. John H. Fisher dropped dead when hla name was called in a Chicago court. He was a witness ln a bogus check case. Rev. Edward Everett Hale, aged 83 years, of Boston, has been elected chaplain of the United States senate. He ls a Congregationalist Wednesday, December 16. Trro men were found dead and a third dying, in New York, from drink Ing wood alcohol. The Pennsylvania rolling mills, at Lancaster, Pa., eaiploying 400 hands, have ahut down indefinitely. The Virginia legislature has passed a bill appropriating $10,000 for a state building at the St. Louis fair. Willlam J. Buchanan, the first Unit? ed States minister to the Republlc of Panama, sailed from New York for Panama to take up his new dutiea. No Glaanea. "And what do you think of the boy who has moved in next door?" ln qulred the vtsitor. "Really." replied the Boston child. adjusting his spectacles. "he appeara to be a non-intellectual personage. He actually goes about wlth bare eyes.**? Philadelphia Ledger. freeHolirW ames 6o different g^mes?all new ?one in each package of Lion Goffee at your Crocer's. THE XMAS SPECIAL SALE. ?mm, -a- a. ??: w <w nai mi m:m*m:mrim; & -m-m. w.i tWe are placmg: before you the greatest inducaments ever oflfered to tlie public aaaaaaasaaimmcmrmm m:i:am*awi m> mt^m ? *r-av -m..av ????. w-avaa) A FEW OP THE SPECIBL BARGAINS. 10 SPLENDID UPRIGHT PIANOS, VALUE $275.0* THE HOLIDAY PRICE IS <K | Qg , 00 Terms $ 1.75 per vveek. Guaranteed for ioyears* 9 SUPERB UPRIGHT PIANOS. They formerly sold for $350-00. The Holiday Price is *H QS 00 Terms $1.75 per week. Stool aud Scarf free with every PIANO. laaaaavaaHav jai::iai:?. ac m at; .iii ii ^fl^aav aan SECOND-HAND UPRIGHT PIANOS. Original Pr?e from $250.00 to $600.00. We are SEIXINGFOR $150.00 Up. Tenns $1.50 per week. JUST THE THING FOR A BEGINNER. Square Pianos. A number of good ones left. We will sell at Terms, 50c. per weelc. $25 to $50 Somethiug to ehcer the home. A fine Organ. Chieago Cottag* ORQANS ARE THE BEST. LOW PRICES. We will make terms to suit you. rBuy now. We deliver Xmas Eve. We handle everything in the Music Line. wcaaaaa Phonographs & Graphophoues, Cylind ersand Disc Recor<?i. $15.00 to $7500. We sell Talking Machines on Easy Terms. Our stock is large and embraces all the STANDARD MAKES. 5000 New Rec ords just received. The second consignment, this num? ber, during our spec ;, ial sale. They are regular 50c. Records and will be sold for 25c. eaca? Remember we sell 50c. MOULDED RECORDS FOR Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, Autoharps, Zithers, Accordeo?a? Small Instruments?all kinds. Criterion Music Boxes. The Best Made. THE CABLE COMPANY, 213 East Broad St. J. O. CORLEY, Manager.