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THE CURRENCY QUESTION.
The Marion Ladies Are 16 to 1 Free Silver ites and Speak Out in Meeting in a Special Edition of the Standard. Marlon, Dec. 20.—(Special Correspond ence.)—The ladies’ edition of the Stand ard, which appeared last week, was a succe-s editorially and financially. The following is Us elucidation of the finan cial question: We have views upon this, as upon ev ery other question; and we believe we un derstand it as thoroughly bs v* do the tariff question, the Armenian question, or any other of the questions [hat are now vexing the brains of the stupid men of the world. We propose to state our position upon this money question clearly, concisely and unequivocally. The silver mine owners have given us no brit,e—not even an advertisement for our paper; the "sound money” advocates have given us no official position and no promise of one; so that we arc free from all entanglements, and can give an unbi ased opinion on this subject. In the first place—but before we slate this important proposition, deduced from the science and the history of money, we desire to express our regu t that the pub lication of this paper by the ladies of Ma rion has been so long delayed. Us ap pearance months ago would have Shved this country from the agitation and de pression and uncertainty arising from a difference of opinion as to the advisabil ity and feasibility of free coinage. In the second place, anti we wish to enforce and emphasize this point, as it is the very kernel of the whole matter— the effort on the part of the eastern gold bugs to force this country to a ratio of 16 to 1 Is absurd and arbitrary. From the foundation of this government to the present time $1 of sliver was worth as much and would buy as much as $1 of gold; and to say now that it shall take $16 of silver to equal $1 of gold is an out rage and a merciless blow to a free arm enlightened people. Let the dollars be interchangeable, and let the ratio stand 1 to 1, as our revolutionary sires made it. In the third place, to the thoughtful reader it is unnecessary to say here in conclusion that we are for the free and unlimited and independent coinage of sound metal on a monometallic pailty with international agreement. This Is our platform, and the party which adopts it will sweep this country like a Kansas cyclonp. Let every man vho wants free coinage put up his own still and pay a license into the town treas ury for the support of the public schools. Let every man who wants monometal lism publish the fact In his county news paper for three consecutive weeks and thereafter be Ineligible to any office. Then—and not till then-will this grand and glorious republic have a rest. S. L. Office Stationery, Fens, Inks, Pencils, etc. Roberts & Son, 1809 2d avenue. 12-22 81 GO TO Solomon & Levi’s, the pioneers in their line, for finest wines and liquors for the holidays. 12-20-5t ___ Good duck shooting at East Lake. If you wish to go to the lake before the trains commence running get permit to ride on light engines that pass up First avenue at 4:50 and 5 a. m. from Bir mingham Railway and Electric company. 303 North Twentieth street. 12-7tf A1 way sin season, always up with the procession, always accommodating and always give you the best in the mar ket at the Metropolitan bar. ll-12-tf _ A GIRL’S FIRST SEASON. VUnUlllUK LI1U Ul'UUtUUlC LU .Ul.Utt.lJ tv UUUll Impression. New York Evening Sun. All over the country thousands of young women are looking forward to "coming out” this winter. To nil of them the occasion Is fraught with interest, though with some of them the Interest Is at a higher pitch than with others. To some girls success in society is almost a matter of life or death. During the previous few years, while undergoing the finishing touches at bearding school, they have fairly trembled at the thought of the coming great event. All their lives, indeed, has the Importance of the matter been drilled into them. Object lessons as well as words have schooled them to a proper appreciation. They have seen and have reflected upon the consideration bestowed by every one upon the belles of a season; as they have also seen and also reflected upon the commiseration, If not contempt, granted the noble army of women who are not belles. They know that to succeed them selves there must be no half-way work; they must make every effort, must strain every nerve. More than one girl during that last year at boarding school has been heard to say: "Oh, if I don’t suc ceed, what should I do? Why. there wouldn’t be anything left but hari-kari, so far as I can see.” There are those, of course, who do not regard the matter in quite the same light; young women, who, by force of character or by fortune of environment and other influences, realize that, after all, there are other things to live for. But, however one may measure the Im portance of "coming out," no one can deny that it Is important. It can occur but once. Other events in life may be duplicated or encored, but “coming out” is never to be repeated, just as being young is never to be repeated. This fun damental fact, coupled with the stress it receives from the world of convention, accounts for the esteem ir which "social success" is held. Many a young woman has failed, too, simply from lack of knowledge, not from lack of Interest. There was once two sisters, one of whom had Just entered upon her first sea son. The other was an experienced creat ure, who had been out two years. Each was fairly well favored, but It was the latter who was a social success. At dances she had more partners than she knew what to do with; she was greatly in demand at dinners, both by hostesses and guests; and at unwieldy affairs, like receptions, her presence was looked upon as as much of a necessity as the music, the flowers and the supper. “She made things go,” as one hostess expressed It. But with the other girl It was different. She nllowed herself to be handicapped by her youth and inexperience. At dances she languished In corners alone; at dinners she ate her way straight through, as though they were funeral baked meats that were before her. At receptions and the like she simply stood round and longed to go home and so end the torture. "There is no getting away from it.” she said to herself at the end of a few weeks. "I’m a dead failure." One day, when she could no longer stand it, she said as much to her sister. "Nobody’s fault but your own,” returned the social success; “you don’t talk— that's the trouble. You must begin right off. and talk, talk, as if your life depend ed on it. Oh, I’ve watched you time and again. Why, you sat there the other night at Mrs. Havenough’s dinner hard ly opening your lips except to eat, and for my part 1 don’t see how you had any appetite when you were having such a stupid time. What you ought to have done was to turn to the man next to you and have just talked a straight streak until his ears fairly hummed. Of course, what you say during this first winter will be all nonsense, more or less, but It’ll be good practice. You’ll get used to the sound of your own voice, your tongue will get used to wagging, and the first thing you know the ideas will come, too, as well as the words. Above all, rtty dear, never talk half-heartedly, as if you were not particularly interested, to a 'man as it you'u railieV talk to him tfian to anyone else In the world—mind, no matter who he Is. There’s no recipe for social success that I know of that's equal to it!’’ _ Do not these times justify you in saving the 25 cents? If so, buy a dollar bottle of whisky for 75 cents. H BARNARD, 209 and 21119th Street Open until 9:30 p. m. 12-13-tf _ If you do not believe Pain’s fireworks are the best ask some friend that saw the grand display at Atlanta For sale by the Pain’s fireworks stand, No. 15 N. 20th street. 12-18-5t _ Good fishing at East Lake. 12-l-tf A CHICAGO MAN'S VIEW Of the Business Outlook in the South, Mr. Post of the big music house of Ly on & Healy in Chicago, recently made an extended business tour through the south, touching at almost all of the prom inent cities. Like most other northern ers, Mr. Post had a somewhat mistaken Idea of business methods in the south. Instead of being rather listless in the pursuit of the almighty dollar, the south erner Is discovered to be almost as much of a hustler as his northern brother. The exposition at Atlanta, the better prices to be had for cotton and the general in crease in the consumption of articles not absolutely necessary (that 1s, the In crease in luxuries,) point to a general prosperity. This increase in prosperity was the thing that Interested particular ly the man from the big music store, for Increase In luxury means Increase in the demand for musical goods. Various things have tended to make Chicago popular in the south. The erec tion In Chicago of a monument to Con federate soldiers pleased southerners, but the World’s fair was the chief thing to bring about Chicago’s popularity with them. Owing to this popularity one sees throughout the south many more Chica go manufactures than formerly, and ev ery year Chicago is gaining more of that trade which has hitherto gone almost en tirely to New York and other eastern cities. Musical merchandise of ail sorts forms no small part of these Chicago manufactures seen in the south, and this particular line—musical goods—Lyon & Healy have been chiefly Instrumental In introducing there. Mr. Post goes so far as to say that before very long the southern piano trade will be supplied al most exclusively in Chicago. Good freight rates and the possibility of great er dispatch in filling orders point this w-ay. "One thing leads to another” is an old saying. Who knows but that the popularity of Chicago's musical mer chandise In the south may not mean that In time Chicago will be the general sup ply point for all the south?—Music Trades, Nov. 30. Office Stationery,Pens, Inks, Pencils, etc. Roberts & Son, 1809 2d avenue. 12-22-81 An Awful Threat. . Mrs. Ferry—Dear, that necktie is get ting frightfully seedy. Mr. Ferry—I guess it will do for another week or two. Mrs. Ferry—George Ferry, if you don't come home tonight with a new tie on I will buy you one myself! RELIEF In/ariably Found by the Usd cf the Electropoise. Suffered From the Effects of La Grippe for 12 Months—Cures That Cannot Be Doubted. I have thought some time of writing you of my experience with the Electro poise, and my opinion of it. When X re ceived the Electropoise, more than two years ago, I was suffering with the ef fects of la grippe, and had been-for about twelve months. Some of the time I was in bed and quite feeble, and gradually losing ground. Soon after applying the instrument I found relief, and I contin ued to improve until I was restored," and now I am able to do as much work as I could three years ago. It has given me renewed energy, and has built up my sys tem generally. I have seen it tested in cases of typhoid and malarial fevers, and cases of pneumonia, colic, flux, croup, colds, la grippe, indigestion and rheuma tism, where not a dose of medicine was given, and have never failed in one sin gle case, while some of them the doctors had abandoned, saying they could do them no more good. We applied the Elec tropoise and from the beginning they be gan to improve. These are cases that cannot be doubted and speak well for the Electropoise, as there are plenty of witnesses to testify. I have all faith In the Electropoise, and all my family use it on all occasions and invariably find relief. I am yours, with kind regards. JESSE W. PARKS. Fayetteville, June 1, 1895. $5.00 For Two Months’ Rent We feel confident that a great many will appreciate this liberal offer and have obtained a large supply of Instruments from the Electrollbratlon Company. No one can afford to be without an Eleotro polse, especially In the winter, when It is so effective for colds, la grippe, pneu monia, etc., as well as all forms of chronic aliments. Rheumatism speedily and ef fectively cured. Liberal terms for the ultimate purchase after renting. Those who are not familiar with the wonderful curative work of the Electro poise should write for booklet giving full particulars. It Is Indorsed by thousands all over the country. DuBOIS & WEBB, 223 Twenty-flrsrt Street, Birmingham, ------ Alabama. THE FATAL REMINDER. I--=^rr--h— -- —'" ■■ .. i Miss T’cly MiTFC—Have you noticed that I am sitting under the mistletoe? | 1-:-1 He—No; good-bye. 1Y. E. HOLLOim, I SPECIALIST. ^ Private Diseases. Private Medical Dispensary Steiner Bank Building, Corner First Avenue and Twenty first Street, Birmingham, Ala. The Oldest, Best Equipped and Most Successful in the South. Office Hours—8:30 a. m. to 12 m , 1:30 to 5:30 p. m A Specialist treats only a special or particular class of diseases. I have the distinction of being the only physician in the South controlling sufficient practice in Private Dis eases to devote my whole time to their cure. This daily contact for year after year with such troubles gives experience ExDerlenre Is essential to success. My Medical Dispensary was established In the city of Birmingham August 3 1887 for the exclusive cure of Private Diseases. Privacy Is one of its special features ’ It is so arranged that one patient never necessarily sees another. People who have social rela tlons to sustain appreciate this. The very best of people are often unfortunate and dislike to consult their family physicians through feelings of delicacy. To them I offer a safe, sure cure and perfect privacy. 1 SYPHILIS—Many physicians claim that this disease cannot be cured-that Is en tircly eradicated from the system. I am willing to contract with any responsible person on the basis of no cure no pay. This is the way I guarantee cures. GONORRHOEA—If you have Gonorrhoea, Gleet, Lueorrhoea, Whites or anv other troublesome discharge that fails to get well under ordinary treatment come or write to me. If I fail to cure you I don’t want your money. URETHRAL STRICTURE cured on the same terms. The treatment Is painless I perform all manner of surgical operations pertaining to my specialty, and through the influence of anesthetics cause no pain. This Is a boon to the afflicted. There are many complications following Private Diseases, such as Bad Blood Skin Bladder and Womb Troubles, Ulcers, Pimples, Blotches, Sore Mouth, etc., all of which quickly get well when the cause is removed. I wish to call special attention to my treatment of unfortunates suffering from the effects of Early Imprudence, Errors of Youth, Loss of Vitality, Loss of Manhood Sex ual Debility, or any of the maddening effects. Gfet well and be a man. Enjoy life as you should. Thousands of men and youths are Occupying subordinate positions In life today who. If they were able to exercise their brain power to Its fullest capacity wmiia Instead be leaders. F wouia In a majority of cases I can cure my patients by mail treatment. I can furnish med icines from my Dispensary, or as I am a Regular Licensed Physician. I can write theni prescriptions. If they prefer they can have them prepared by their home druggist if you live in or near the city, call at my Private Dispensary. If at a distance, write me your trouble. My book on Private Diseases and proper question lists will be sent on application. ADVERTISING—A Specialist should advertfce. His patients are scattered over a large extent of territory, and It is right and projir for him to use the help of the news papers to let them know where they can getHie relief they desire. Newspaper rsjeputatioiiN. I have received many complimentary notices from various papers, and I have had a few of them printed in my advertisements, but wishing to exclude everything that might possibly deceive anyone, I have omitted them. They are deceptive. They read as If they were personal endorsements of one's character or ability, but they ate not. The editor In many instances does not even know you. They are given either In considera tion of a liberal contract for advertising or for cash direct at so much per line. You oan buy them and have all you wish to pay for. You can have them say Just what you please, then you can put them In your regular advertisement, as they are your prop erty. Stop and think a moment. Did you ever see one about a doctor that did dot ad vertise? Ask the editor of any paper if the above Is not the truth, pure and simple. .Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castorla. THIRTY years* observation of Castoria with the patronage o2 millions of persons, permit ns to speah of it without guessing. It is unquestionably the best remedy for Infants and Children the world has evor known. It is harmless. Children like it. It gives them health. It will save their lives. In it Mothers have something which is absolntely safe and praotioally perfect as a child’s medicine. Castoria destroys Worms. Castoria allays Fevorishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sonr Cnrd. Castoria cures Diarrhoea and W lnd Colie. Castoria relieves Teething Trophies. Casio: ia pares Constipation and Flatulency. Castoria neutralises the effects of oarhonio acid gas or poisonons sit. Castoria does not contain morphine, opium, or other narcotio property. Castoria assimilates tho food, regulates tho stomach and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Castoria is put up in ono-siso bottles only. It is pot sold in hnlh. Don’t allow any ono to sell yon anything else on the plea or promise that it is “ Jnst as good ” and “ will answer every purpose.” r?o that yon get C-A~S~T-Q-R~I~A. The far-simile lsonovory signature of wrapper. Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria. ■ ■I nil....... The Metropolitan Hotel and Restaurant Nos. 8 and 10 North 20th Street, Corner Morris Avenue. NEXT TO THE UNION DEPOT. REGULAR MEALS, 25 CENTS. MEDICINAL Whiskies, Brandies and Wines “Belle of Sumter” ABSPLUTELY PURE. Fine Claret, 50c a Gallon. JOHN L. PARKER, Druggist, 212 North Twentieth Street. K, E. Barker, President. vr. J. Cameron, Cashier. W. A. Walker, Vice-President. Tom. O. Smith, Ass’t Uashlar. T. M. Bradley. Zd AsB’t Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BIRMINGHAM. ALA Capital Stock, - - $250,000 Designated Depository of the United States. Chartered May 15, 1884. EIEECTOBP—J. A. BlTatlon, F. D. Nabers. W. A. Walker, T. O. Thompson, W. J,' I icsiD, T. H. Mellon W. J. Cameron. N. E. Barker, Geo. L. Morria. The Berney National Bank, Birmingham., Alabama. Chartered January 28, 1886. Capital Stock, $200,C00.00. Surplus and Profits, $28,000.00. Successors to City National Bank of Birminrhani January 8, 1895. Special Attention to Industrial and Coltoa Accuunts J. B. COBBS, 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 Jemiaon, W. F. Aldrich, Walker Percy, Robert Stephens. Charles Wbeelock, James A. Goins’, ■* B. Cobbs. R. M. NELSON, President. W. A. PORTER, Cashier. A. T. JONES, Vice-President. H. L. BADHAM, Assistant Cashiar. ALABAMA NATIONAL BANK, CAPITAL $500,000.00. S. E. Cor. First Avenue and Twentieth S reet, Birmingham, Ala. BUTS and sells exchange on all principal cities in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Sonth America and Mexico. Solicits accounts of manufacturers, merchants, b anks and individuals. 8 29 tf STEINER BROS., Bankers, Birmingham, Alabama. Negotiate loans on real estate and collateral. Buy county and city bonds. Sell steamship tickets over all lines. Issue interest-bearing certificates on savings deposits. Promote and financier enterprises. _ Sell exchange on all parts oi Europe. Birmingham Paint and Glass Company LARGEST STOCK. LOWEST PRICES. Taints, Oils. Varnish, Glass, Sash, Doors and Blinds. .1816 Third Avenue.Birmingham, Ala.