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OPEN LETTERTO 8ARTEMUS
Cuba Grey Reads the Sage of Trickem a Few WILL JOIN IN THE GUNNING Stands by the Loyal Sons of “Ould Ireland." 'lismisses Ben Adhem and Trains Her Gur on More Important Game. KilllBT State Herald: Gallant knight of southern chivalry anl the all-potent nuill fellow laborer in the vineyard of complex politics, Cuba Grey greets thee with grateful journalistic grip. Hopeless Cuba Grey, in the claws of so formidable a "tiger” as the loftily philanthropic Ben Adhem, doubtless en listed the manly sympathies of generous Bartemus. When Ben Adhem thundered In Jovian tones Cuba Grey trembled and besought .Talladega mountains to be cleft In her favor immediately, that she might find some, truly secluded crevice in which to hide her diminished head. Vanity and pride did- truly incur a fall when Cuba Grey, by reckless use of a pen, did bring herself within the radius of withering rays from Ben Adhem’s sarcastic sun, whose magnitude has never yet been cor rectly computed by earthly astronomers. Bartemus rushed to the rescue when Cuba Grey’s chance of escape seemed in deed a forlorn hope. Bartemus labored under the natural delusion that Ben Ad lietn belongs to the tribe of those useful animals, whose ears are evidently con structed with definite view to the Just appreciation of sound—alias donkeys. The anxious friends of Cuba Grey may be cheered by the comforting announce ment that she escaped from Ben Ad hem's "brutum fulmen” with something short of fatal damage; and since the at tack upon her brought brave Bartemus to "tilt with a windmill” in behalf of "oppressed Cuba,” she "renders unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s due.” Bar temus predicts that Ben is some “little jackleg lawyer,” and remarks that he ought to be if he is not, because be "ex hibits all the impudence which charac terizes that pestiferous class of var mints.” Bartemus has worded it for me, In more chastely elegant language, too, f llfl.il T hflvo at m v troulf (tnmmand In tlio repertoire for feminine use assigned. I liad heani from a friend that the modest solon who paraded withering decisions under tile title of "Ben Adhem” was in fact the junior member of a certain legal firm in Talladega. The "junior" may suppose that he "flies <iulte high” in the rapacity of "tali to the kite” of his se nior, whose mental and legal abliities assuredly rank superior on the bar file of Talladega; but the "tail,” alas! is scarce ly the "kite" in such instance. Ben Ad hem’s disclosure of identity In a recent paragraph appears to relieve the “junior” lawyer of odious accusation, however, and I apologize to the “bar." If "reap ing" that which he may not condescend to “sow” constitutes a husbandman, then it would conserve the “eternal fitness” of things if "Agricola" wore adopted as "Ben Adhem's" title whenever the fell "cacoethes scribendi" attacks his over flowing mental reservoih 1 am done now with Ben Adhem as a subject and shall honor other selections from the breezy letter of gallant Barte mus. Our inky fingers may well ex change hearty Irish grasps, which in clude whole heart and hands. Did any thing, by the way, ever equal the genial outflow of Irish sympathies? I regret that I am not altogether Irish, since the "Irish element of Chicago so. grandly vanquished old England the other day,” os Bartemus graphically describes it. I think that the "Emerald Isle" must be the identical "lips" of "Mother Earth,” upon which God fondly pressed a kiss; and the sweet green isle has blossomed wllh soft sward and warm, generous hearts ever since. Satan's emissaries— in the way of British tyrants—have long sought to ravish the fair lips, once 'touched by God; but the green grass sprouts with the "shamrock" still on Irish ground, and loyal souls yet ciinw to their native land with devotion that may not he suppressed in deference to tyrannical decrees. Bartemus remarks that "the Irish Chicago convention cost nothing but a little gas, and was con ducted under the leadership of genial Barleycorn." Fie upon you! Bartemus, for such gross insinuation. You should net reflect on the patent statesmanship ami gallant qualities of those loyal sons ot the sea. En passant, let me impure •whether it may not be possible that Americans have on occasions torn a leaf from Ireland's book ot political manage ment 7 It appears that I do recall cer tain campaigns between the democratic and republican parties of America where in "pas and Barleycorn” acted as par tial factors, if not as general-in-chief xsow Bartemus, "upon honor,” tell me if I err in defending staunchly that glo rious Irish blood, of which we both claim partial ennobling strain? I recognize ful ly the fact that an Irishman will readily furnish the sport of a "free fight," even in certain Instances where he himself is likely to get “licked” for delectation of the crowd. Who, then, is so boldly gen erous as the typical Irishman? Upon his •native heath." where the "shamrock” grows, he is simply inimitable, and he loses but few of his admirable character istics when transplanted to these sin gular American shores. Look for trench ant loyalty where you behold an Irish man, for his heart turns, "true as needle to magnet,” to the cause of oppressed justice. If "<3as and Barleycorn" suffice to in sure "bloodless victories" to "Chicago Irishmen," why then not appeal to those gallant disciples of "Gas and Barleycorn" to come south and “bloodlessly” finish tip those threatening “goldbugs" whom you cordially invite Cuba Grey to assist you in "gunning," for Irish wit, ably supple mented Ijy "Gas and Barleycorn.” might come into quite convenient play just there. Irishmen are proverbially unself ish. and will generously engage in anv cause where rascality and oppression is to be fought. The genuine Irishman is not so particular as to who furnishes the victim, just so the "fight comes off" Three cheers for oukl Ireland! She’s my taste, and my toast, says Cuba Grey Bartemus asserts that "we are after licking the republicans and ventilating war memories, just what suits them " So he asks Cuba Grey to "let up on the war. and go gunning for goldbugs." On the theory that "hogs delight to wallow in the mire of filth which they have made'* then I believe that the republicans might happily bask In the sunshine of Cuba Grey's truthfully “ventilated war memo ries." Cuba Is so pronouncedly "sweet tempered” that she does not refrain from wholesome "ventilation" in behalf of any set of swine who have been restricted to rather close quarters by that astound ing increase of "truly fraternal feeling" which has developed between "formerly estranged section” of a now gloriously "common country.” No wonder that the half stifled republicans enjoy a little "ventilation” now and then! Nothing like a sweep of cutting fresh air, which reveals to long choked nostrils the pres ence of stenches hitherto disregarded. The republican nostrils might perceive some odor of sulphurous nature, too, along with Cuba Grey's kindly office of "ventlation." Cuba does not mind af fording some slight "ventilating" once In a while of those "cribbed, cabined and confined" "war memories," which simply present strictly truq pictures of certain Incidents of a cruel past, wherein the re publican party figured more conspicu ously than creditably. If It pleases re publicans to review their own deeds, then would Cuba Grey Indulge no churlish spirit In withholding from those epicures such feast as she might spread for their enjoyment. It has been my good fortune, or 111 for tune, to acquire considerable fund of in formation during the period of my exist ence, and It has proved an impossibility for me to.forget the facts once implant ed upon my mental surface. Those fates who presided at my natal hour wholly neglected to endow my composition with the faculty of forgiveness. I am, never theless, wonderfully slow to take offense, and I rarely stoop to register any circum stance as worthy of cherishing malice in consequence of Its occurrence. When one does “go on the books.” however, It never Is erased. I am careful as to what I record in the "never-to-be-forgotten column” therefore. I don't spend "one half of my life in sinning and the other half In repenting,” as some good folk seem to do. If the door of heaven be found not wide enough to admit a soul, with Us budget of grudges against north ern republicans, then I dismally forbode that my soul is In danger of being left outside, as I could not honestly pretend to forgive such outrage against the prin ciples of simple truth and justice as was and is still committed by our malignant foes. Bartemus requests me in such gal lant mode to participate In his nimrod sport against gold bugs that I can but drop an orthodox, "old woman” “curtesy" and exclaim, "With all my gentle soul, kind sir. I’ll be there." I have already been ffullty of some amateur gunning at occasional gold bug specimens, but they fail to "shatter like clay pigeons" every time I bring my gun to shoulder. Some of the hardy “bugs" persist in flying oft apparently unhurt. They are a tough lot, friend Bartemus, and are not “hit" fatally always when they "holler.” If you credit the old saying, that "all roads, lead to Borne,” you may better compre hend the brilliant plan of campaign mnpped within that mighty organ termed Cuba Grey’s brain. Cuba has not all this while been rendering herself a "just cause of complaint” on the part of edi tors and printers simply from motives of vanity. When I have seemed to ruthless ly tear the veil off withered features of a sad, though glorious past, it was with a grim, set purpose that I so acted, even while my own Irish heart bled afresh over each incident to which my pen re verted. I have undergone no slight de gree of self-torture in the ordeal of which I speak, hut 1 hold a certain aim in view. II. liar' UlV'djo uccu tuntcucu aa tlve of woman to sit by the grave of her murdered land and bewail that loss, but I tried that essentially feminine task and my “sweet, sad verses” just palled upon my own and the public taste. So here I am, reporting for duty on the sil ver question; and I” promise not to in dulge in “weak poetry,” even though I fall to evolve the highest type of con vincing prose. With “Brave Bartemus” and “Cuba Grey" both on the “bloodless" warpath, won't the gold-bugs prepare to “fold their tents and silently steal away?" My wisely conceived plan had been to fight "back issues." through the "war and re publican party practices," on up to the present date, when gold-bugs do abound In consequence of one “John Sherman’s" wily influence. By singular and of course weakly feminine ratiocination. I had ac tually connected the “war” with the re publicans. and, yet more strange to re late. I did seem to directly link the “gold standard” policy also unto the republi cans. How could frail woman's intel lect properly grasp such a mixed situa tion, and disentangle all mention of the “war" from treatment of the “money problem," in which republicans seem to be chief factors of evil, just as they were in bringing about that forgotten “epi sode of secession?" I Intended to drive up that old “war” with the republican party ahead of it. until I brought them straight in the rear of our patriotic gold bugs. The gold-bugs might then be un able to retreat, unless they crowded back into republican ranks, so Bartemus. and his band of skilled marksmen, might bag full measure of game by meeting the covey with "face fire," while poor Cuba Grey “drove” in the rear. You might have engaged in a. regular “battue” under such auspicious circumstances—oh. Bar temus! If Adam, the very first man, scrupled not to admit that he “followed the lead of a woman," then why should Adams of this later period assume dis dain of a “modern" Eve’s tactics? “Adam the first” betrayed the “while feather” by faltering and skulking behind Old Eve. so he was properly cast from the Garden of Eden. Men should never fa-lter or skulk. Do please compliment Cuba Grey upon those brilliant attributes of a skilled tactician, which she has doubt less betrayed to your keen discernment. Napoleon and Wellington would dwindle In the light of history were their military exploits compared Impartially with those which Cuba Grey might achieve upon the “bloodless" field of strategy. Kind Bar temus. I grant you gracious privilege of laughing heartily at thought of your conceited correspondent. CUBA GREY. Oak Grove, Talladega, Ala. A FAMOUS CONFEDERATE’S SON. Wns Poorly Off After the War, but Is Now in Clover. St. James’ college, near Hagerstown, Mil., was, before the war, much like Rug by, as Rugby appears in "Tom Brown.” Its cheif peculiarity lay In the fact that only gentlemen's sons matriculated there. In 1858 and 1859 1 think almost every other boy was a bishop's son. We had bishops’ sons from every southern state, 1 am sure, and some from the north. As a rule they were the wildest boys in col lege, which, of course, largely added to their popularity. One of the biggest scapegraces was Bill Pork, son of the "Fighting Bishop of Louisiana,” General Leonidas Polk. Bill did everything but study. He was the leader in all the devil ment, and none of us believed he would amount to shucks. We left college in 185J>. Bill went home, and when the war broke out joined his father's staff and "fit nobly.” After the war he married and settled in north Alabama as a poor, one-horse farmer. About the age of 30 he received a letter from a noted New York physician, I)r. Metcalfe, a devoted friend of General Polk, advising him to come there and study medicine. As he wns starving himself and his wife to death trying to farm, he accepted the doctor’s invitation and was soon in his office at work. In a few years Dr. Metcalfe's eyes fulled, and he gave up his night practice to Bill. When he died Bill fell into his day practice also, and today Dr. William M. Polk Is making $40,000 a year. His patients are In Fifth avenue, on the brow of Murray Hill.—New York Press. Don’t miss the bargains in ladies’ small size shoes at The Smith Shoe Co.’s. 10-IS-u _ Not to Blame. Washington Star. "Hear the wild waves beating on the shore?” said the hotel clerk who has spasms of poetry. "Yes,"• replied the landlord, who was looking over his proflt-and-loss account; "the poor things ain't so much to blame; not after the example some of those sum mer guests have set 'em." Young gentlemen having ambition to play orchestral or band instruments of any kind should consult Professor Weber at the Birmingham College of Music. Splendid opportunity. 6-23-tf II FAMOUS MURE SHIP More Than $1,000,000 at the Bottom of the Sea. LOSS OF THE SHIP LUTINE With t(er Vast Treasure and All on Board—Re * covery of'S500»000—Still Grop ing for the Rest. There is an oaken chair In the office of Lloyd’s, in London, the great maritime firm, which has a, strange and romantic history, ft was made from the rudder of the king's ship' Lutine, which, in 1799, was wrecked Jn the North sea, with the largest amount of gold on board that ever went to the bottom. The secretary of Lloyd's recently gave to the public an Interesting account of this wreck and of the numerous attempts to find her lost treasure. The Lutine was a thirty-six gun frigate, captured from the French in 1793. “In the autumn of 1799 it was neces sary to send a. large amount of specie across the North sea, and, as usual, ap plication was made to the admiralty for a king's ship. This method of convey ance was thought the best guarantee for honesty, the beat assurance against cap ture by foroig'n foes. Although some money is supposed to have been trans mitted by the Lutine to pay British troops then serving in Holland, the bulk of the treasure was forwarded for purely commercial reasons. "London merchants trading with North Germany in those days were in the habit of sending their goods and then drawing bills for their value upon Hamburg and other houses at so many months ahead. By the time the bills fell due the goods had been sold for cash, which was paid into the banks to meet engagements. But a protracted frost in the early part of 1799 had so long sealed the Elbe that the merchandise had been detained ice-bound and could not be landed or disposed of in time. credit and escape the expense of protest, providing new bills and other probable commercial disasters, resolved to send cash across to cover their drafts as they came to maturity. So grave was the crisis, so great the sum to be embarked, that a king’s ship was asked, and nearly every banking firm in Lombard street dispatched a member in charge of its own cash contribution. "Moreover, as many legal questions might arise, an experienced notary—his named is preserved, Mr. Schabrach—was secured to accompany the party and ad vise in any difficulty. The precious cargo was insured principally at Lloyd’s. "Various Ideas, and nothing quite au thoritative, prevail as to the exact amount on board the Lutine. Some say the specie, which was in coins of all sorts, gold and silver, guineas, golden piastres, double Louis d'Or, Sicilian gold pieces, silver piastres and dollars, also in gold and silver bars, reached a total value of upward of $1,000,000. The only contemporary report is that In the An nual Register and in the Gentlemen's Magazine for 1799. which fixes the amount lost at merely 140.000 pounds sterling: but Lloyd’s underwriters are. said to have paid insurance to the extent of 100.000 pounds sterling: another sum of 100,000 pounds sterling was insured in Hamburg, and there were 127.000 pounds in public money for pay to the troops. Loading the Treasure Ship. “In October of that year the Lutine was ordered round to Yarmouth to take treas ure on board and proceed to the Elbe. Her captain was one Launcelot Skinner. It. N., an officer of distinction, and no doubt his mission was much to his taste* The short voyage was likely to bring him considerable profit, for it was the rule to pay naval captains a commission of 1 per cent on the total value embarked. "On the evening of the ,r>th of October the Lutine lay in Yarmouth roads, with a merry party on board. The captain, no doubt in excellent spirits, had given a grand ball to the leading people in and around Yarmouth. The last of the guests had hardly gone ashore when peremptory orders came from the admiralty that the Lutine.should forthwith go to sea. She sailed in the early morning of the Gtb, and from that time very little was heard of her. “It is, however, known that she steered a straight course for Cuzhaven, at the mouth of the Elbe, wind strong from NNVV, and greatly in favor. After land ing passengers and trea.sure, the Lutine was to convey a fleet of merchantmen to the Baltic. Ull uvn UI1 uiu uuvnni "Soon after midnight, going free and under full press of sail, she struck on the outer hank of the island of VHeland (Flyland), the next to the Texel, and one of the ring of Islands that hem the mouth of the Zuyder Zee. She must have been slightly out of the course, and it Is said that tfiere was a strong ice-tide run ning. During the night she went down with all on board. Another king's ship, the Arrow, Captain Portlock, was in company, but she could give no help, nor the ‘schoots,’ or fishing boats of the coast, and when day broke there was no Lutine; only two survivors were picked up by a Dutch lugger at daylight cling ing to the wreckage, one of whom died al most inimerdlately, and the other, Mr. Schabraeh, the notary, very soon after ward died, but not until he had told the little he knew. "Repeated efforts have been made to recover the money. In the year imme diately following, when the whole thing was fresh, and before the sand had silted or drifted over the wreck, the Dutchmen fished up some 55,000 pounds sterling. Then mure systematic, and some really costly efforts were made, and by 1857-59 another 50,000 pounds sterling was re covered. "The present operations were begun In 1892 by an English engineer. Mr. Fletch er, who had been engaged on the Dutch coast in raising a sunken dredger. He became Interested in the Lutine, and as sociating himself with another eminent engineer, Mr. Rinipple, they have ap proached the business in a novel way. Their idea is to clear the ship of sand, but to inclose her in a central area or dock faced by sandbags, which will pre vent further silting, while they ransack the interior of the wreck by divers. This area is 200 feet in diameter, from-which the sand will be removed by powerful suction dredgers. "It is calculated that a lesser area of some 50 feet diameter incloses the ship and its bullion chamber, possibly 6 much less area, but it is sup|K«ed that the chamber has been broken up and its con tents dispersed some distance around. No doubt the heavy bars of bullion will have worked deep down into the sand—as the guns must have done, for only two have been recovered; but they will be found as the sand Is removed. Loose coins—many of them will be probably sucked up through the dredging pumps—when de posited on the perfeirated tables on top the sand will pass freely away, but the coins will be retained. But the bars of gold are what will be looked for most eagerly.” Why So Dry ? Farm News. The summer of 1895 has been most re markable, In the middle states east of the Mississippi, not only for Its excessive heat, but especially for Its lack of any general rain fall during the whole sea son. The early drought in May and June cut short the grass crop throughout the whole region Indicated, and In a few lo calities the succeeding crops suffered much for want of rain. But local rains sometimes extending over only a score of square miles were quite frequent and as they shifted their area and quite frequently, most summer crops after wheat harvest were fairly well ripened. The corn, except in small areas, promises a good yield. The whole rain fall during the season has been far below normal and hence, the ground has not once be n thoroughly soaked. As a result ofdhls Irregular and limited distribution of rain, many of the “never failing springs" have gone dry, and in many places the forest trees show signs of dying for want of rain. Weather prophets and meteorologists have been finding causes for these strange freaks In the weather in the conformations of the planets nearest our earth, or in the con tinual and continued destruction of our forest trees, but thus far, we think they have failed to account for the Irregulari ties in the rain department. Our rains have not only been decidedly local but they have sometimes l>*en very violent. 11 has been remarked In some places that there has been a marked absence of thunder and lightning, whilst at other places not far distant, the electricity of the clouds has‘been very destructive. Can it be that our Immense net work of wires reaching hundreds of miles east and west with numerous crossing from north to south In this specified region, has something to do with the want of evenly distributed rains and with the violence of the local storms, as well as with the entire absence of electrical de monstrations at others? The many forms of applied electricity within the last few years have already designated this as the age of electricity, and no one yet knows what Is the force which he is using and which is apparent ly so obedient to his command. He does know that if he disturbed it at one end of the line 1000 miles in length the other end feels it, or responds to the touch as read ily as do the most sensitive muscle the animal to an excited nerve. Is electricity, then, the nerve force of the world or the universe, and are we in our use of it, only trifling with it as a babe in its responses to its first sensa tion? May not our showers be so under the control of electricity that we in our ignorance are only interfering with its regular and appointed work in furnishing regular rains in their seasons? We may yet find when we have proper ly understood this mysterious force, that we can send it on a journey to#the great gulf to bring the refreshing rains in their season with the same certainty that we now send It to the other side of the globe to carry almost Instantaneously the mes sage and photographic picture of what is happening here. We may be only beginning to learn our lessons by the irregularities our slight distributions are producing. There are many things not dreamed of in our phil nsnnhv. A Rebel Sons. New Orleans Times-Democrat. True merit In a song is a passport which no sentry will Question, says a writer in the Philadelphia Times, and long before peace had been declared James It. Randall's "Maryland, My Ma ryland,” that fiery bit of rhymed elo quence, had crossed the enemy's lines, and exacted its meed of praise from the literary circles at the north. Oliver Wendell Holmes says of itt "It was the best poem produced on either side during the war.” And the poet himself writes: "Soon after its appearance abundant ev idence w-as borne to me that whatever the fate of the confederacy might be, ray song would survive It.” It crossed the ocean, and when it came out in England Mr. Randall received an autograph letter from a member of Lord Byron's family, filled with expressions of admiration of It, and containing a request for a manu script copy, and an invitation to the au thor to visit his correspondent in London. About this time Mr. John R. Thompson, for so many years connected with the Southern Literary Messenger, happened to go abroad, and upon his return lie said to Mr. Randall: “I envy you above all men.” "Why?” asked the poet. “Be cause,” said Mr. Thompson, “when I was in London I met in a drawing room one of the most beautiful and charming of women, who asked if I would not like to hear a song of my southern country; and upon replying in the affirmative went to the piano and sang 'Maryland, My Maryland.’ After she had finished she turned to me and said: 'When you see the friend who wrote that tell him that you heard it sung by a Russian girl who lives at Archangel, north of Siberia, and learned to sing it here.’ ”, Grand Army of the Be public. The regular meetings of George A. Cus ter Post No. 1, Department of Alabama, are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 8 o’clock p. m., in the rooms of the Young Men's Hebrew- asso ciation on Nineteenth street, between Second and Third avenues. Visiting comrades are especially invit ed to come and make the acquaintance of resident members and recount experi ences of "Auld Lang Syne.” A. P. STONE. Post Commander. E. D. BACON, Adjutant. jul28-3mo-sun KATIE AND THE OLD GUITAR. The sweetest strain that ever My raptured ears have heard— I know tha.t memory never . Can lose a single word— Was1 oti a balmy evening: That crowned a summer day, When Katie tuned the old guitar And sang my heart away. The happy starlight beaming Upon her lily throat. Set wistful fancy dre&ming With every haunting note. It was no idle ballad, No senseless modern lay; With “Bonnie Annie Laurie,” lo. She Fang my heart away. Atid when the song was over And Katie breathed a sigh, She. too. could boast a lover Who would lay him down and die. 'Twas then I told my secret, And still I bless the day When Katie tuned the old guitar And sang my heart away. —Samuel Minturn Peck. your child You note the difference iri children. Some have nearly every ailment, even with the best of care. Others far more exposed pass through unharmed. Weak children will have continuous colds j in winter, poor digestion in j summer. They are with- j out power to resist disease, j they have no reserve strength. Scott’s Emulsion of cod-liver oil, with hypo phosphites, is cod-liver oil partly digested and adapted to the weaker digestions of children. Scott 6l Downs, Chemists, New York. 50c. and$1.00 The Berney National Bank BirixilngrUa-m., -A-laToama. Chartered January, 28, 188G. Capital Stock, $200,000.00. Surplus and Profits, $28,000.00, Successors lo City National Bank of Birmingham January 8, 1893. Special Attention to Industrial and Cotton Accounts J. B. COBB9, Pres’t. W. F. ALDRICH, VIce-Pres’t. W. P. G. HARDING, Cashier. J. H. BARR, Assistant Cashier. DIRECTORS—B. B. Comer, T. H. Aldrich, Robert Jemieon, W. P. Aldrich, Walker Percy, Robert Stephens, Charles Wheelock, James A. Going, J. B. Cobbs. ti. E. Barker, President. W. J. Cameron, Cashier. W. A. Walker, Vice-President. Tom. O. Smith, Ass’t Cashier. T. H. Bradley, 2d Aaa’t Caahier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BIRMINGHAM. ALA Capital Stock, - - ^250,000 Designated Depository of the United States. Chartered May 15, 1884. FJFFCTOFS—J. A. filrctton, F. D. Nabera.W. A. Walker, T. C. Thompson, W. 3.' Ircwn, 1. H. Motion W. J. Cameron. N. E. Barker, Geo. I,. Morris._ W. A. PORTER, Ca9hler. U. L. BADHAM, Assistant Cashior. ALABAMA NATIONAL BANK, f j ! : CAPITAL $500,000.00. i S. E. Cor. First Avcnac aod Twentieth Sireet, Birmingham, Ala. TIUTS and sells exchange on all principal cities In the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, > Australia, South America and Mexico. Solicits accounts of manufacturers, merchauts, banks and individuals. 8 29 tf Banking in All Its Branches. Slocks, Bonds and Investment Securities bought and sold. Real estate loans of $1000 and upward negotiated. Drafts issued on all parts of the world. Interest allowed on sav ings deposits. 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Are you a victim to any form or stage of blood poison whicb produces any kind of sores, ulcers, breaking ouLjWrUiuj^s, pains or aches? 1 have been treating specially just such troublejTior many I make speedy and permanent cures of all stages of Sypfiiilis, Gonorrhoea, “IhL'twStricture, Ead Blood, Skin, Kidney or Bladder Dise/ses, Pimples, Blotches, Ec»mna, Tumors, Ulcers in mouth and throat, WomATroubles, or any privyj^disB-iX.pf either sex. I w'sh to call Bpauiii|/ftr»wiii»n jtn. mt ll'tfBlhient of unhertuDates suffering from early impruaenoa^Errors of Youth, Boss of Vitality, Lo\s of ,Manhood or Sexual Debility. Tbe/reatmenfc is reliable and permanent.^The dark clouds: that h^ng as a pall ojlr your dejected brow can be brushed awdy and the bright sunshine made to linfct up your future pathway. I “ " If you live in orfneai- ibe city, call at rfcy Private Dispensary. If at a dis-, tance, write mo yo«t trouble, enclosing stamp for reply. 'i My book on Pijlvate Diseases and propof question liBts will bo sent to any-l one on application. j ( Dr. \ mrmingasTk-ttee- nrr Little did we ibinEKhrs ago Holloway, our greyt^SJuther, located Id BirmingylHm'and nounced through tjte polumns aid that be would/raftt only a speciafclass ol diseases tbat In I Vould ever achieve au international repiLAtlon. To our personal knowledge from rjt'oss the Scean, in far away England, it\rned of his skill and lama,i»1ia consult tHm\ Wo be lieve with itfb doctor tbat trutDOnerit and lionor alwuifs win. He stands aVlhe head —a pleasant —and is rocogn ity in the treatment Birmingham may w n able physician leading author ' ases. IKtnttjUaMM proud of him. oe prou (Eirmingharapaily News. | No specialist in the fw»*tax}a more fa miliar with the treatnjtyt of private tronbles thau Dr. Y. E, lng his long residenpeln successfully tre^jad many lients suflerier? with pn every conceivable form, lienee, together with bii not only places the doct his profession in such /m guarantee to all that plice ,£way. Dur rcity he has ousands of pa ‘ roubles of real expe d ability, bead of >ut Is a un der his care that they 1 treatment possible to tfcumter (Jcf We havon great B'.l _ __ . In point of ability I." is &cond and has teen longer in Birmingham than •ny specialist there. “Truth, merit and fconor always win,” and in that line Dr. lL«!]evr»y 4tt80aU.ife«JaMU*ak. Dri Y. E. Holloway la "undoubtedly the most successful physlolanj in the South ia Ibe treat rue atpJf-“-ptivut* diseases. Well does UJ«»Spyii/d reputation ha has achfbved.>lle lsl famous not only at home, but a^oad. Iilhify sufferers,through neglect «Dd iad Wylagement, are In the very worst Sfi&diJIA*, and yet they are quickly and^Je///iently cured by this great specialist. XWth him you have noth ing to loftf'andafL’To gain, as he guarantees you a J/e is perfectly reliable, strictly honest ahd Unancinlly responsiblo for any promlselthat be makes you. its a specialist Dr. Hblloway stands unexcelled, if not uoequaleck. Thousands testify to bli skill in the trcafkiSqt of diseases of a pri vate nature. Tiy? merit always roceives its reward. Birmlnnbanl may well be proud to have his instiutlion located In her midst! [Lnpoi Advocate.] Step by step, year by year, Dr. Hollo way has adodireA his nXtlonal rep utation os,ft BpeclilUt and which, with his genial attfre aiid\open-hearted publla Bpirlt and/nusiptl slrWI in his chosen held] is rapfdl^vinnftig foi\hitn*elf^"unlimited social a/d pr/fessionalvjaouors and tb« tenuj/praotice, botl^u home and Home, Talladegiij/Ala. J The excwi-ait and praiseworthy reputa tion of Vk f. E. Hollo wav/is well de* served By mm. We are i#rsonally ao» quaintod with the doctor aud know him US be a man who is straight and square. 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