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As the Virglnlan-P.lot Issues no number on Monday, it takes the oc? casion of Its publication to-day, Sun? day, Pecember 31st, on the last day of 1S99, to welcome the New Year, 1900, as the old year goes out. A Happy New Year may it bo to all employed lit any? wise on the paper, and to all Its sub? scribers, advertisers, read rs and friends! Wo cannot wish less to those ?who have sustained and cheered us through 1899, nor more; for to bo hap? py is the chief good and tho supreme prosperity, hero and hereafter. To contribute to their prosperity, their good and their happiness Is the main aim of the Virginian-Pilot, and if it has declined to shout with charlatans and false prophets over con? ti t ons that are partial, tcmpor.r.-y and Insecure, but has sought to teach and warn the public of evils and dangers that Injure and menace the very foun? dations of the general welfare, all Its readers know well that It has been guided In all Its outgivings by an hon iest, earnest and anxious desire to avert 'disaster and secure the highest and ?most enduring benefits for all. This concluding year of the 19th cen? tury, now before us, will largely decide, for our weal or woo. the character of the 20th century, upon which wo shall soon enter; and in which we and our posterity?Shall be free, prosperous and happy, as our ancesters were, or fall victims of false gods and strange doc? trines heretofore unknown among us, except as evils to be shunned. In this year we still have the ballot, the tal? isman of freedom and American devel? opment, and as we employ It wisely, or unwisely, unborn generations shall rise up to bless us, or to bewail our folly and wickedness. THE LAWYER'S CODE OF ETHICS. "Case and Comment," a monthly magazine devoted to lawyers, and pub? lished In Rochester, N. Y., has some complimentary things to say editorially of the Virginia Bar Association, and ?the Code of Ethics adopted by that body years ago. Among other things. Case and Com? ment praises the "high and chivalrous utandard established, which docs not fall below the best traditions of the bar." It says with equal force: "Law? yers who slide down a plane on which they regard their occupation as a mere livelihood or means of money-getting sorely need that refreshing of their senso of professional honor and obliga? tions which they are sure to get In tho atmoBphere of such associations." ' The Vlrglnlan-Pllot Is pleased to note the kind words of its contemporary, and feels that, with few exceptions, the ?Virginia Bar fully deserves tho praise bestowed upon it. It is generally a body of high-toned men of honor, who would not stoop to low cunning or questionable device to accumulate busi? ness, or gain a cause; yet there nre, of course,' unquestionably exceptions to this rule. ?&;3MW pro?eedIngs of the last session Of the association afford evidences of the ?ejeiat^noe of both unprofessional ac !ttbn$, arid of a determination to wipe 'itich actions out. ^^|o|ttbe most Interesting,'humorous ^Q^'ipith.etlc Incidents was the debate ^^^^^^^^o^e^fCered the Legisla would bo greatly odlflcd In learning with what contempt lawyers look down upon the questionable methods of "am bulnncc chasers" to get business. The devices of these people, as there told, show a degree of dishonest enterprise unparalleled. "Whilo tho lawyers are making an earnest effort to wipe out rascality from their midst, laymen should not forget, that it is for their benefit. Lawyers wish such actions done away with, he cause questionable actions by lawyers rellect upon the profession. Laymen thou hi want unprofessional men culled out from both a standpoint of honor und finance. Lot us, therefore, wish the Virginia Hur well in its laudable effort and assist it in every way in our power. It is hut justice, however, to our con-, vlctlons to suy thut if a man, be he a lawyer, doctor, merchant or farmer, is dishonest at heart all the "ethics'' under the sun will not make Him do right, SO LONG AS HE CAN COVER UP HIS TRACKS, AND SO LONG AS HE IS RECOGNIZED AND AC? KNOWLEDGED IN THE COMMU? NITY IN WHICH HE LIVES. Thero is tho chief trouble. It is respectfully suggested to the Bar Association that In order to mukc its Code of Ethics pructicul, there should be combined With it an attachment for ferreting out and exposing tho culprits. Until that Is done, they will continue the acts of wolves in sheeps' clothing. AN HONEST MAN. "From the time whence the memory of man runneth not the co itrary," po? ets, orators, philosophers and hlstirinris have either sought for or sung the praises of tan "honest man." If man is the "noblest work of God" an honest iRan ought to bo u natural man, and it were sacreliglous to believe otherwise. As Nature, that grandest teacher and trainer, both by precept und example, feels and shows foreign Influences for Hie bad, so docs man give way to the allurements or foreign pursunsions and incentives and become unnatural and a thief. As man Is loved, respected and admired as a man, as ci natural man, so Is he disliked, shunned, watched with suspicion and feared when dlshorest and unnatural. Why, then, should dishonesty prevail? Man, as a being, Is made of the spirit (of God) und of the lleslt (of earth). A perfect balance of these two make an honest man. When there is a mutual recognition of the two composite parts thero is no discord but si perfect agree? ment and no harm results. Hut Its pleasure, desire, appetite or passion, when the spirit pervades, Is recognized and welcomed with perfect freedom, then pleasure and worship and prollt roll onward together down a placid stream without an interruption or a jar, and all Is beautiful, tranquil und perfect. The spirit is the policeman and tho constable that slunds guard over the flesh. If a man is not honest within himself, all the laws and ofllccrs in Christendom will not make htm so, when the chance of detection Is absent; It Is the still, small voice of the con? science that makes the honest man. This is the oilicer; this the law; this the court. When the hand or the mind would go out towards that forbidden, the spirit lays the restraining hand up? on the fle h and the momentary desire 13 over. This is the struggle of the honest man. He fights his battles In his own bosom; he decides his own causes; he is influenced not by outward appear? ances, nor does he look for the reward of approbation, for his Incentive Is not fame or reward, but it is a simple sense of right and justice, planted within his bosom by the Maker, and which governs his life, his actions, his speech and his thoughts. Such Is an honest man, nnd such will he bo in the darhncss of midnight, as well as the bright light of the noontide sun, under the gaze of the world. Nor are wo disposed to believe they arc scarce. A FIRE BOAT. The stale of the city's finances hardly justify nn nddilional expendi? ture oven for so important a protection at; a Fire Peal. Within very recent years, tho water front of Norfolk has taken on a most phenomenal growth. There arc now thousands of dollars of valuable prop? erty where formerly were only hun? dreds. Mammoth warehouses and commodi? ous piers are filled with merchandise of all sorts: for Norfolk Is not be? coming, hut Is, a big shipping con tor. It is true that the transportation companies have well-equipped tugs, which are always ready upon ilio llrst alarm, and which work with might and main, regardless of where Ihe fire Is. This.however, does not relieve the city from Its responsibility In this be? half. Let us tip everything possible to attract capital, and then protect It after It comes here. Norfolk's growth is so phenomenal that few realize it. Many continue to look upon it is the city of sis or seven years ago. It is no longer so. Let the city be put Into the hands of business men, who will see to the proper appropriation of its funds and direct the policy of its government In the same systematic and judicious methods as a store or bank or other business would be conducted. Tho (machine men are getting their heads together in Norfolk again. Thcrctls likely to be a bump. sfrriinirTnraa>r t , SOME BEAUTIES OF NATIONAL ? BANK BANKING. The* Vlrgln'an-Pilot has recently echoed the old cry oC tho national banks that "the Government must go out of tlie hanking business," because of tho open purtnersh'p the Govern? ment is made lo take with tho banks In several provisions of tho so-called Cur? rency bill. "\Vc are pleased to see that the echo is repeated by no less a Re? publican authority than the New York Sun, which expose!) the present friendly business iclat'ons between Federal of? ficials and criminal bank oillcers against positive law. In the case of the Globe National Dank, of Boston, it was revealed that its President tliad borrow?:! SUOD.OCO of tlie bank's money, though no account ef the debt was carried, on the bank's books, and though the law fo bids that more than $100,000 sha'l be lent by any bank whoso capital is only U.C00.0U0 (as the Globe's) to any one borrow r. Even after this revelation, the Bank Exam? iner, with the approval of ihe Comp? troller, hushed tho whole matter up upon the resignation of the President and security being given by one of his friends for the 560OU0O. A month later, it was discovered that other checks to the amount of .?300,000 hid bc:n ? id by the bank, with no account of the same on its books; that the Lovell Ames Co. was far behind in its account?much more than the bank's books showed; and that a Mr. Bqul es had borrowed to the full extent allowed by law, but had made over-dr_ifts fcesld s to the stun of $525,000. Still, the Examiner and the Comptroller allowed the bank to con? tinue in business, although the law is positive in such cases and -allows the U. S. officials no discretion. As the Sun very truly says, this was com? pounding felony, in effect, and was an usurpation of authority by tlie Comp? troller of the Currency for which he has no warrant. "The fratcrn il func? tion," suys the Sun, "of protecting from insolvency embarrassed debtors .s no part of his office. He is to enforce the law without fear or favor." When Government oillcers (Treasury officials) confess to complicity in su h irregularities as have been recited, and assume to suspend the operation of criminal laws to save criminals from the just consequences of their own of? fences, there is opened it very wide Held to conjecture: "Is I hero a sound spot in the whole body of this infected and rotton mito::nl hank system'.'" The Sun concludes as follows: The Comptroller of the Currency lias some three thousand seven hundred banks to look after, and it is manifestly Impossible; that Iiq should do tlie work thoroughly. The only g ound for the ex? istence of his olllce is the fact that the national bunk Issue circulating notes; in il l ether respects their business does not In the least, call for Keder.il tu pervlslon. It Is to be hoped that in time this feature of na'ioral bank banking will disappear, and thou the National Bank act can be repealed not oily w th snf ty but with positive ben-.' llt to th_> community. The Government should go out of the bank ng business! But sec! a bank of $1,000.000 capital, secretly lends JUOO.OOO to Its President; $200,000 in the same way to others; much more to an Ames C >., and $G.T. 000 to u Mr. Squires. Its depositors will lose much; its stockholders all! what is the silver issue? TVe know what demonetized silver Is worth as a commodity, because we have it on sale in the common market; hut wo do not know what demon.;lized gold Is worth as a commodity, because wc have not subjected gold to the experi? ment we have tried with silver; but we can logically infer that if gold bo de? prived of its money-fiuallly, as has hap. pencil to sliver, gold will fall in value, proportionably at least, as sliver has. To say that gold, no longer money and legal-tender, will maintain its present value as a mere commodity, its against common-sense and experience, for it did not receive itt* money-valuation from any intrinsic value, any more than sil? ver; nor, if demonetized, could it main? tain that money-valuation nny more than silver, as a commodity only. The silver in a dollar, demonetized, is worth only jO cents, or less; but the same sil? ver, as u dollar in money, is worth 100 cents. The money and legal-ten !. ; qualities make the difference. Gold, as money, is valued at Hi times the worth of silver as money; ami this ratio between the metals may exist when bolh are mere commodities; but wc may be sure that if the silver in a dollar, being demonetized, loses half its value, so will the gold in a dollar. Still, one ounce, avoirdupois, of gold, may be worth a pound of silver. That is legal proportion between them In our mint-law, and tlie Democratic party does not desire to alter this ratio either to give silver a greater or a less value. There is no dispute that gold is the more valuable metal?sixteen limes more valuable than sliver; notwith? standing Hie fact that "the silver ques? tion" has been argued by Republicans and gold!tes,before the people as if the Democrats claimed that an ounce of sil? ver was of the Mime value ns an ounce of gold! or as if tho Democrats pro? posed "an experiment*! in urging the free and unlimited eern.-rsjo of silver, when just such free and unlimited coin? age of gold and silver prevailed among us from 1/92 to IS?:?, as it has continued ever since 1873, and still continues, in gold. As the result of a test extending through many thousands of years, tho ratio of monetary value between gold and sliver approximated lt> to 1?this ratio putting silver al its very lowest money-valuation. This lo\vcstvvaiua tlon of silver was adopted by us and maintained without material alteration from 1702 to this moment in all our standard silver dollars;" and in 1873, when silver metal was demonetized by Congress, under a fraud or a forgery, our silver dollar was worth (as silver) $1.01, compared with the gold In a dol? lar, at par. Silver, remonetlze?, given free and unlimited coinage, and recog? nized in the standard silver dollar as constitutional legal-tender, is the full equal of gold legally and actually; re? stored to Us constitutional rights, it will increase our primary money, ex? pand our currency, break the "endless chain" that depletes our Treasury of gold, stop the issue of bonds und the growth of the public debt, and provide an abundance of stable circulating me? dium to insure prosperity In all classes ami Industries, and by free competition destroy the monopolies and dangers of trusts. That is the silver issue. A GENTLEMAN. What is it gentleman? Is ho the polished beau of the salon; the affable companion of a social evening; the lion of the fashionable assemblies, or the accomplished man of the world? What, indeed, is a gentleman! Is he superficial, that his tailor or servant may perfect him in his loveliness? Is lie a man of words, that experience anil contact with the world, may IUI his mouth with pleasant and adroit sayings, replete with fulsome compli? ments? Is he a man -without feeling, that .shows no emotions of joy or sadness; Is he heartless, that he goes not out In sympathy to tho bereaved and troubled; or is he a polished, perfect elegant man for all situations and times, und whose feelings aro born but to die under the condemnation of "good form?" It were needless to ask these questions of him who looks deeper than the sur? face;?of him, who, wanting a friend, found one; of him, who, looking Cor sincerity, honesty and turth, found it; of. him, who, loving purity of heart, of thought and of action, found it not. The gentleman, is tho gentleman at heart; not altogether in manners. A little lack of polish; a little ahsence of "good form,-' ami even a llttlo brusquencss may be overlooked and forgiven, when they form the superfi? cial cover of a heart of gold and a dia [ position of sweetness and purity. Is tho man whoso thoughts arc of others than himself; who seeks not after evil, and longs not for the lewd and lascivious In life: whoso purity of thought Is mirrored In gentle man? ners and expressions, and whoso asso? ciates aro lit companions fur the gentlest woman. -V gentleman respects and admires tho woman of his acquaintance. Ho is her proper guardian and protector, and no circumstances will make him depart from that lofty position. ills nttarctlon lies not In his manly form, or personal beauty, but down deep In his soul;?for though:? "Ho could reach from pole to pole And grasp the ocean in his span, Ho would be judged by his soul, K,,r the mind Is tho standard of the man." DIVORCES. If Chicago Is noted as the city of tit voices, the city of Xorf Ik seems to be making a good Inroad into the for? mer lily's record. The dockets here a em t) te;m with the names of parties dissatisfied with and seeking u d.sso lulion of lha marrlag' t c. Norfolk is growing to be a big city, und is more and mere co-anopol!:an In its ways. Much of the innovtation caused by'this increase Is welcomed, f v it is greatly beneficial to all con? cerned; but it is much to be deplored that divorces should have become i> pular and should be so eagerly h usht _ i Til 13 BANK OF FRANCE HAS SUS? PENDED COLD PAYMENT, AND IS PAYING EXCLUSIVELY IN SILVER COIN. THE GOLD "STANDARD" 1 AMOUNTS TO NOTHING WHERE !SILVER COIN IS STILL FULL LE? GAL-TENDER. The X. Y. Sun says: j "The latest news by mail from Paris Informs us Hint the price there for napoleons has risen tu Os per milk) pre? mium, itinl for bar gold to 6'^ per mlllc, or live-eighths of 1 per cent. The rea? son Is, that the Hank of France hna suspended, temporarily, gold payments, and pays its creditors exclusively in silver coin- Nevertheless, as we see, gold has gone to only n trifling pre? mium, and France, so far from having been put on n silver basis, remains close to that of gold, ' Wo commend this fnct to the con? sideration of the alarmists in this coun? try, like Mr. Overstrcet, of Indiana, who fear that If some future Secretary of tin- Treasury should pay the creditors of the government in silver dollars, he would at once change our standard from gold to silver." ! We need only one standard gold dol? lar, lost in n bottomless mouse-hole, and certified to being there by the Sec? retary of the Treasury! I Tho Pasteur Institute, Paris, an? nounces tho discovery of a "sure enough" Kllxlr of Lifo, warranted to i prolong life greatly. If not to make it immortal. It is agreed, however, that every organ of Ilm body requires Its own particular rtcrurh, and that this serum must bo graduated to the proper strength, while till of them must be I so timod and -proportioned to each other as to secure perfect harmony In ] their operation. It is thus apparent that any extraordinary longevity will require the utmost care and attention, excluding tho possibility In the patient of doing anything else. The moat of us Will wait until the elixir Is so perfected that we can purchase a prepared cap? sule good for 100, COO, 1,000,. 5,000 years, and so on, to bo taken before meals. Secretary Gage "Just dropped In" at Now York to see ltookcfeller, Morgan and others of the boys, the other day; and that reminds us that Morgan & Co. and the Rockefeller gang are the very follows that are accused of getting up these money panics that the goldltes are seeking to belittle by calling them "pinches," In which no one Is Interested but Impecunious brokers. Mr. S. M. Hillery, of New York, at Chamberlln's, in Washington, is reported . in the Washington Post as declaring that in the recent Wall Street flurry, in which James R- Keenc wus so conspicuous, that gentleman acted for, or with the backing of, Rockefeller and Morgan, who desired to squeeze a few more mil? lions out of the street, and at the same time to freeze out certain holders of a stock they desired to snap up. But besides revealing who It is now run? ning the octopus in AVall Street. Mr. Hillery, let us see a little further, as follows: "A curious phase of the situation is the bearing that sucli catastrophes in the slock market may nave on the politics of the country. Men who uro sore at their losses arc saying that the administration ought to call a hull on the manipulators, for it is a shame that In u time of great prosperity there should be such a fearful slaughtering of values. Others go further and avow their conversion to the silver doctrine and their belief in Bryan. Of course, there is little logic In such talk, but New York City is hearing much of It to-day from those who sailed forth into Wall Street with lots or coin and came back dolorous without their dollars." Even Gage and McKinley may yet cry: "Silver, cashiers, or we perish!" Of course, all the talk of Increased circulation and "an elastic currency," on part or Hie Republicans and their ruling banks, bondholders and gold trusts, i3 'mere gammon. The N. Y. Tribune boldly declares asainst cur? rency expansion and elasticity, und conresses that the gold standard of value Is all that is desired by the interests it represents. Exactly! Con? traction and a gold basis are the Ideal conditions for all who desire scarce and high money. The people should note this. It is rumored Unit u bill will be intro? duced in the Legislature prohibiting an Increase in salaries during the in? cumbency of an ofllcial. In the meantime, Messrs. Whitehcad and Lyons have a chance to bo heard from regarding Norfolk. The man who would sacrifice his ConstltutcntS for a friend, or for him? self, Is not the person for public olflce. There will be a "hot time" on Jan? uary 1st. We pay our Xmas bills then. There appears a slight possibility of a few changes in municipal manage? ment next year. In the meantime those valuable services AGAINST the people ate growing ne? less. Come to think of it, there are a few items overlooked, that seem to be keeping very well. If you didn't favor a primary then, why now? That's a poser! As 'May comes closer, the times get hotter. Political machinery is all right until the people rise up against it. - .Mi l i.s ,\.\ H-OS'IMONS. (Henderson, N. C, Gold Leuf.) The Paper Trust prices will force pub lisbers out of the i ap.r trust prac ice ? that is, sending the paper an indeii nlte time and trusting for their paper, (Newport News Telegram.) A g. od ninny old acquaintance.* in the shape of Now Year resolutions arc preparing to burst the ce ements of the tomb for the annual parade*. (Washington, X. C, Star.) William V. Allen, who las again, by appointment, taken his scut in the U. S. Senate, was born in Ohio. But lie couliln't help that. Alexandria Gazette. Among the signers of the call for a national anti-trust conf.rence to be? held at Chicago on 12.h of Feb? ruary Is Mr. A. P. Lipscomb, of Alex? andria conn y, Viiginia. If all those who ate opposed to trusts would vote the Democratic ticket next November the high tariff would disappear, from the face o? the United States, and as it 1.; the chief suppt rter . t the trusts, their d parlure wc-u d he simultaneous. Pulaskl News-Review. What a sight ! The administration pandering t?> the demands ot the New Yor'.t bankers. Ml lions of dollars of the Internal lev i tie tec Ipts have h en mined over to the use of th ? City Na? tional Bank of New York City. And what f'I-, prny sir*." "Industrials." that is, trust stocks, got a terrib e setback a few days ago, and thi3 money will ease m iters p> as to 1 t the : o de s of this dat.; oi "ptOpeity ' oat of a hole. VIRGINIA :-lN THE COURT OP Law and Chancery of tho City of Norfolk, on tho 9th day of December, I $99. B. Kahn. IradllfgTfS tho Old Dominion Candy Co.Plaintiff vs. Thomas Roberts & Co.Defendants IN A8SUMPS1T AND ON AN ATTACH M ENT. The object of this stilt is to recover from tho defendants the sum of $332.0J, with in? terest from September 1st, lS'jfl and affi? davit having been made that tlio defend? ants, Thomas Uoh/rts. Jas. E. Taylor, Geo. W. II. Roberts, Win. B. Montgom? ery ami V . A. Wlight are not residents of tho-StntO Af Virginia they are hereby required to appear within fifteen days after due publication hereof and <lo what may be' necessary to protect ih^ir interest, Tesro: JAMES A. COLEM.VN. D. U. COLE & SHULT1CE, p. q. delO-ltaw-lw Catarrh Cured ? ^^^^^^^^ Eyesight Strengthened, Voice Restored. Finding myself SUFFERING VERY MUCH FROM CATARRH OF THE NOSE AND THROAT I consulted several of my friends In Portsmouth WHO HAD BEEN CURED BY DR. FIREY. and, acting on their advice I placed myself under his treatment. I was so afflicted that MY NOSE WAS MOST ALWAYS CLOGGED UP. so that I could not brcatho through It at all, and MY VOICE WAS VERY THICK. My throat was heavy, which compelled mo to bo HAWKING AND SPITTING, and always awoke with a dry, bitter taste In my throat and mouth. I WAS COMPELLED ALSO TO WEAR EYTS GLASSES, as tho disease affected my sight. NOW 1 HAVE NO NEED FOR GLASSES, AND CAN BREATHE AND SPEAK AS WELL AS ANYONE, and am much pleased with A CURE THAT HAS MADE ME FEEL LIKE ANOTHER PERSON. My appetite, which was poor, Is now excellent, and I am proud to tell how much Dr. Flrcy has done for mo. FRANK H. COLES. 423 County street. Portsmouth, Va. Ha* offlees 1 and S No. 314 Main street. Norfolk, Va. Specialties: Catarrh and all disease* of Eyo. Ear, Nose. Throat, Cheat and Stomach. Hours. 9 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.; 3 p. m. to 6 p. m. Sunduy hours, 10:30 n. m. to 113:30 p. m. Yueeday night and Thursday j night 7:15 p. m. to 8:16 p. m. Consultation always free. Medicines furnlshnd. Terms always moderate. Eyes oxumined for glasses froo of charge. COLD WINTER WINDS ARE COMING. Don't Be Caught Without a Warm Wrap. Wraps coil less than pneumonia-. We have a very handsome line of Jackets and Capes. In order to make room for other Koods, you can select any Coat or Cape in slock at cost. No deception. Wo de.il in facts. It will please us to show them to you Before buying elsewhere tall and see ours. L. H. Whitehurst, 336 main street. New Phone 857. Millinery at Greatly Reduced Prices, To-morrow we begin selling all our HATS, trimmed and untrimmed, Feathers, Velvets, Ribbons, etc., at big- reduc? tions, Bc-causo our season Is nearly at an end, and wo want to dlsposo of all Winter Goods. Wq have qulto a largo assort? ment of Doll Hats. Mrs. P. Ries, 162 Church Street. 1900?ALMANAC?1900 THE ILLUSTRATED SOUTHERN AL? MANAC has no equal. No weather pre? dictions liko these. A trial is all that is needed to prove tho value of this AL? MANAC. Price, by mall, 5 cents. Special prices on application. J. I, BILL PRINTING CO., BOX S43, RICHMOND, VA. d?6-2m John L. Roper President. Tazewell Thompson. Treasurer. Louis X .Dobie. tiecretary. THE 211 MAIN STREET. Transacts a general insuranco business through Its agency department. _ GftMftOE, & WuLLfiR 12-18 plume st. Contractors' 4 Builders' Supplies NEW LOT BALTIMORE PAVING BRICKS. HIGH GRADE FIRB BRICKS UNDER COVER. Fire Clay. Chimney Linings. Fancy and Plain Chimney Tor-*. Sewer and U ell t Pipe. Drain Tile. vie. -, rl wish to thank my friends and for past patronage and hope for a continuance of the same at my NEW STORE, 66 Gran ? by Street, (after January 1st.) 302 MAIN STREET. (Successor lo Doyle and Small.) REMOVAL NOTICE! We have moved from our former store No. 222 Main St., and on January 1st. 1900, will occupy the store No. 386 Main, two doors from Church street. BY USING DeWolfs White Pine Cough Syrup With Tar and Wild Cherry The infallible remedy for Qoughs, Colds, Bronchial af lections, etc. Price. 25c. bottle. J ! (L 296 MAIN STREET. 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