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. ^ttentiori.111 ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Friday Night, May 19th, 1893. "Hilly Bell," Beautiful thrcc-act operetta irlven by homo tal? ent. Boueflt ot Hoanoke Light Infantry. EXHIBITION DRILL BY TBE COMPANY. ADMISSION.tO cte Seats can be reserved without extra chargo at Thompson & Meadows' Hook Store, comnionctn;; Tuesday morning, Ma; 10th. Gome and Encourage Home Enterprise. ICE CREAM SODA AT MASSIE & MARTIN'S. ROANOKE AGENTS FOR FINE BOX CANDIES. Proscriptions flllei day and night. PHONE 193. NIGHT BELL. XV. SFMON1CS, L?. 1> S , _ ? DKNTIST. 133 Salem Avenue. D 12 lm TO THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE. I hereby announce myself a candidate for otty treasurer for the second term. As a guarantee that the business of the oiHco will be condncted faithfully and honestly should I be elected, I bee to refer to tbo books of my olllce and the manner In which I have conducted the cnine durlug my flrat term. Mom respectfully soliciting the sup? port of in; fellow-citizens, I am, truly yours, CHAS. W. THOMAS. 4 I tf - D. II. R AKHOBH. D. U. M ATHON. 1KB SANITARY PLUHHIKO COMPANY. Practical plumbers and gas-fitters. Dealers In nil kinds of plumbern' anil cus fitters' rtipplies. Estimate* made on the Improved and nnnllury styles of plumbing. All work cuaruntood. .1. P MKLHORN, vuperintc.ndeut, No. lO South Jefferson treot, Roanoko. Va. 19 ti ly. VICTOR! VICTOR!: VICTOR!!! Victor what? Why Victor Rloycles of | course. Re sure and cull at Hotel Houn oke to bob the full line of '03 wboelu now being alinwit hv thn representative of tbn OVERMAN'WHEEL, CO. 6 18 it. M ehcbant's cafe. 11R nunx S9SMVJCC areaVttart, r,:S0 *.o S.3S cents Dinner, 13 to i.35 cents Sapper, ti to 6.35 cents Services a la carte at all honrs. Oy8t?ra f rcfeb every day and sorved In all etylce. 7 30 tf We still have left a fow damaged din? ner, tea ar.d toilnt sets, and odd pieces of furniture, which we are closing out at a sacrifice. Call and secure a great bargain before they are all gone. The E II Stewart Furnituio Company. .SMALLPOX IN Ni:\V YORK. Nearly Two Thousand Sucpoeta Trans? ferreil Front Steamrrs to Oiiarantire Stations. New York, May 17.?Both Holfman and Swinburne Islands aro crowded to day with smallpox suspects from in? coming steamers. Four hundred men, women and children were romoved to Hoffman Island from the Lahn and Gera last, week, and yesterday 1,000 persons were taken from the French steamer Alsela and sent to Swinburne Station. Smallpox was discovered on all the vessels. About baif of the peo? ple have been vaccinated by Health Officer Jenkins. The' people will be kept in quarantine fourteen days. More sufferers aro expected by vessels due to morrow. Freadler'a Murderer Lynched. SEYMOUR, Ind., May 17.?Lou French, who murdered Henry Freadler a week ago, was lynched to day by the crowd of men who bangea Turley at Bedford yesterday. They seized an engine and caboose at Brownstown, on the Missis? sippi and Ohio railroad, on which the party reached here. The doors of tho jail were battered down with sledge hammers, and tho murderer was swung to a near-by tree. Gone With the Clients' Honey, Ql'KBBC, May 17.?F. M. Carrier, a commission agont, who has been doing an extensive business in this city, has mysteriously disappeared with 815,000, which had been entrusted to bim by several merchants. He leaves unpaid debts amounting to $20,0C0. PIANOS THE POWERFUL HAGUE! ?That draws our trade is? X^ottt" Prices ? We carry only the pianos of reliable makes. No cheap or stenciled instru? ments allowed on our floors. Fine now pianos so'.d on monthly Instalments of $10.00. Hobbie Music Co., 36 Salem Avenue RO, Everything: Now Ready For the Church Assembly. THE FAMOUS OASE OF DE. BRIGGS. Three Subjects to Hngro? General Atten? tion?Only the Gnllerles to He Open to tho Public?Sketch of an Historie Church 1 but Huh Sheltered Many Notnble Men. Washington, Mny 17.?Many of the dele? gates to the coming general assembly of the Presbyterian church have arrived, and ench iifcoming train brings dozens of them. Already the streets of the capital show that some big church event is on the tapis, ft?1 ministers und laymen of all ages und sizes are seen at many points. Arrangements for the conference have 1k?cu practically completed. What still remains to be done however, was discussed in the morning at the Ebbltt House by Dr. liartlett, Djf. Roberta nud the ruling elders of the New York Avenue Presbyterian church. Theru NEW york AVENUE PIIKSBYTERIAN CHURCH. are several importnttt matters to be con? sidered, such as the evenings that are to bo devoted to the various special purposes, home missions, foreign missions, church erection, temperance, Sunday school work and affairs of that sort. It is customary for each of the special objects to claim a certain evening for its meeting during tho course of the assembly, and it is not likely that t he commit tee will make any marked departures from the established rule. Kverybody Cannot Attoncl. Inasmuch as the general public will bo admitted only to the galleries, it will bo Impossible for a very large number of out? siders to attend the sessions of the confer? ence, 'rue entire main noor 01 inn nuui torlum is to be reserved for the delegates. Opportunity will he given the public to hear and see the notable men during tho evenings, when popular meetings will bo held. Three subjects will engross the attention of the assembly. These are the report of the committee on seminaries, the appeal of the committee which unsuccessfully prosecuted Professor Briggs from the ac? tion of the New York presbytery and the revision of the confession of faith. A par? tial poll has been made of the ministers of j the church, from the, results of which it is the belief of ninny that the question of revision will be relegated to the hack ground for the present, and that therefore the Briggs case, will bo the most, important and interesting topic of consideration. This latter case has been brought so prom? inently before the public that the outcome will be watched with intense interest everywhere. Where the Sessions Will Hn Held. The New York Avenue Presbyterian church, where the sessions will lie held, is one of the historic places of Washington. The name was taken in ]85(?, when the old F Street and Second Presbyterian churches were united under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Phiiicas I). Gurley, who took the lead in building the present edifice. In 1852 the old congregnt Ion welcomed the general as? sembly of that year. In the original con? gregation, Presidents Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams and Franklin Pierce were, frequently present In tlieir terms, and the attendance of the last named at the prayer meetings was a subject of frequent remark. James Buchanan occupied n pew there regularly, and Abraham Lincoln made it his religious home so far as he had any. Today it has a very large proportion of eminent oflleials among its attendants. Nevertheless when Dr.Bartlett was called to the pastorate in 1882 tho membership was but a few over 500. It rapidly increased to 2,000, and the original church has founded two others, the Church of the Covenant and the Gurley Memorial, and sustains two flourishing missions. Our Idea of the Piano Question. We believe that the demand will now admit of closo margins; that buying in large quantities moans heavy dis? counts; tnat these discounts should be given to tho customer; that reliable makes of acknowledged merit are the ones to buy; that every one can now afford an instrument. Gcod pianos sold on monthly instalments of 310. Bob? bie Music Company, No. 3rt Salem avc The Kinperor'a Heekless Words Bdited. London, May 17.?A dispatch from Berlin to the Daily News says that the report of the Emperor's speech on tho Tempelkofer Hold was rushed into the columns of the semi official dailies so that the publication of his exact words might be prevented. In fact, says the News correspondent, the Emperor spoke I much more strongly than the report in question indicates. His address was carefully edited, however, and tho mo9t reckless statements were stricken out. No Loan Company Statement. Minneapolis, May 17.?Tho ofllcora of tho Northwestern Guarantee and Loan Company refused to makoany statement prior to suspension. Presi? dent Menago, howevtr, says that tho company has not 516,000,0(0 debentures in Troy, and that tho company's assets are sufficient to pay depositor?, kNOKE, VA., THURSE TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. Over One Hundred Persons Thought to be Killed. Geneva, 111., May 17.?The im? mense factory of tho Charles Pope Glucose Company blew up to-day, killing many workmen. Up to a late hour six dead bodies were taken from the ruins, and two workmen were taken out alivo, but seriously injured. Many employes are still buried beneath the ruins, but it is Impossible at this hour to ascertain tho exact number. Tho explosion occurred about 2 o'clock in the afternoon when all the men were a1 work. The terrific shock completely wrecked the entire building. A relief party was organized to rescue the imprisoned men, but fire broke out and the relief party could do little good. After hard work the fire was extinguished and the work of relief commenced. Over one hundred men were employed in tho building and it 1b feared that nearly all are killed. The residents of Geneva are wild with excitement. Almost the entire popu? lation aro gathered about the ruins, the wives and children of the unfortunate employes weeping bitterly. The cause of the explosion is unknown. MI ST WAIT FOR CONGKES8. The Chinese Exclusion Law Cannot be Enforced Without Honey. Washington, May 17.?At the re? cent Cabinet meeting with a full at? tendance, the Chinese question as com? plicated by yesterday's decision of tho Supreme Court was discussed from every point of view, and it is under? stood tho conclusion reached was that tho law could not be enforced for tho reason that thoro was no money available for that purpose. The act only carries an appropriation of 8100,000. Sr ,-etary Carlisle showed that not .no.o than $35,000 of that sum remained, with domo bills still unaudited to bo acted upon. It was ostimated that it would cost to deport all the Chinamen now in the country who have not complied with the law moro than SO,000,000. Tho Htatoment exhibited what one member of tho Cabinet called tho utter inability of tho Government to give any offect to tho law without further zc ion by Congress. Under tho circumstances it wsb understood that nothing could be done, and it is said there is little if any probability of the Federal Government making any immediate eiTort to put tho | law into effect. A Suggestion. Hume attractions exort the most last? ing and beneficial influence. A piano will bo a great drawing card in your home. Fine new pianos sold on monthly instalments of $10. Hobbio Music Company, No. 36 Salem avenue. RICHMOND'S MEDICAL COLLEGE. The Institution is Duly Incorporated and Will Open Next 1 "all. Richmond, Va., May 17.?The medl ?al university to be established hero by Dr. Hunter McGulre, tho eminent sur gcon, and his associates, with an au? thorized capital of S300.000, was char tered yesterday afternoon undor tho corporate title of the College of Phys? icians and Surguons. The college courao will include den? tistry and pharmacy. Dr. Hunter Mc <5uire is president, Df. Joseph A. White, secretary and treasurer, and the direc? tory embraces these gentlemen, and also Messrs. Edgar D. Taylor, Lewis' Ginter and James B. Pace. The incor porators aro about twenty in number, and are among the most wealthy and prominent men in tho city. The college will opon in the fall. Estey Organs still lead the world. It is absolutely the best. Don't forgot that. The prices are as low as is consistent with the high standard quality of the instrument. Payments made to suit purchasers. Hobbie Music Company, sole agents, 36 Salem avenue. Minister Alexander Oil' for Greece. Richmond, Va , May 17.?Mr. Ebon El. x .nde,', the recently appointed United States minister to Greece, Roumania and Servia*,t.c-day left Chapel Hill, N. C , to go to his new post. Mr. Alexander will stop in Washington and thence go to Yalo College, of which he is a graduate. He sails from New York on the 20th. Before leaving tho University of North Carolina Mr. Alexander was presented with a hand? some watch by Profeseor Green, of that institution. Virginia Railroad Assessments. Norfolk, Va., May 17.?The board of public works of Virginia, consisting of Gov. P. W. McKinney, State Auditor Morton Marye, State Treasurer A. W. Harman, Jr., with Mr. C. Lee Moore, the secretary, arrived here yesterday to? gether with Gen. James C. Hill, rail? road commissioner. They came to in spcot for assessment the Norfolk and Southern, Atlantic and Danville, and Seaboard and Roanoke railroads as far ah the State line. A Track Walker Killed. Elkton, Va , May 17.?Henry CotT man, a track walker on tho Northern and Western railroad, was killed Sun day last by train No. 3, two miles south of Elkton. Mr. Coffman had just fin? ished his lunch and Is supposed to havo taken a seat on the track and to have fallen asleop. The accident occurred at a curve in tho road where tho un? to; tunato rtan could not bo seen by the engineer. All the Talk in the world will not convince you so quick as a trial th?t Magnolia cigarettes are the finest. >AY MORNING, MAY 1 MEETING OF THE CITY FATHERS. - i Considerable Routine Business Transacted Last Night. The Hoard or Public Works Are Still Without a Horse?A Hill Passed En? couraging the Planting and Maintain? ing or Shade Tree* ?Tho Purchase of the Moomaw Spring Considered. An adjourned meeting of City Council was held last night with the following members present: Boehm, Bonn Bos Well, Crabill, Dupuy, Duggan, Fack opthall, Hough, Loughory, McClelland, Mooniaw, Pattle, Payne and Stevenson. President B. A. Bucknor was absent and on motion of Mr. Pattlo Mr. Lough? ory occupied the chair. Af tor passing several bills providing for new sidewalks, on motion of Mr. Dupuy the rules were suspended in order to hear the report of the commit? tee on public property, wbioh was read by Mr. Dupuy, the chairman, and then taken up in sections. Tho first recommendation, that W. A. Tinsley be allowed to rent tho stall in be market he now occupies for $180, was adopted. The second recommendation was that a shed be erected on the market square for a fish market. This shed will roach from Nelson street to the northeast I side of the square and cover the whole I sidewalk, to bo built by the board of I public works. This recommendation I was adopted. Tho third recommendation, that a Btablo be built for the Vigilant Fire Company, as provided for In a formor report. This was laid over. The fourth recommendation, which provided that the present market laws be not changed, was adopted The fifth recommendation, that noth? ing bo done on the Junior Hose Com? pany's building, was adopted. The sixth recommendation, that a platform be built to P. G. Rldor's house at the Randolph stroot bridge at a cost not to exceod S150, was adopted by a voto of 12 to 3. Tho next recommendation, which pro? vided for the buying of a horse for the board of public works, was passed over. Tho eighth recommendation, that a desk be purchased for the board of health at a cost not excooding $35, was adopted. Mr. Dupuy called atten'ion of Council to the necessity of making a change in one of tho doors of the jail, which is at prosont very inconvonieut. This work, with all necessary changos in the stops, will cost approximately $85. On motion this was referred to the public property committee. Mr. Moomaw read a petition from a uuuitier or citizens asking mat Rtgucn avenue s. w. bo properly drained. On motion this was carried by a vote of S to 7. Bill No. 32 was then read, providing for the laying out and construction of sidewalks and curbing in tho city of Hoanoke. This was in twenty-throo sections and a motion was made to adopt it as a whole, which was done. Bill No. 33 was read, providing penalties for various wrongs committod. This bill was in twenty-tour sections and covered all kinds of misdemeanors. Mr. Dupuy offered an amendmont to section twelve in regard to bathing In the river In the corporation limits to the effect that it is no ofTense if a bath? ing suit be worn. This was adopted. Mr. Payne moved to amend the ordi? nance about leaving looso horses on streets, that owners bo fined from $1 to f 10, which was carried. Mr. Moomaw mcved that tho calender be suspended in order to hear the re? port of the finance committee, which was carried. The report recommended that the matter of the increaso of salary of the circuit judge be referred to the new Council, which will meet July 1. This was adopted. The chairman, Mr. McClelland, read a resolution of the finance committee recommending that nine school bonds of $1,000 each he sold and the money be credited to tbe sink? ing fund to repay the money which was borrowed and used in building school houses. The recommendation was adopted. Bill No. 37 was read by the clerk, which provided for tho encouragement of planting and maintaining shade trees in tho city. On motion this was taken up and adopted. The last bill on the calandar, No. 38, provided for submitting to the free? holders a proposition for issuing bonds for $150,000 for the purpose of purchas? ing the Moomaw spring and procuring necessary apparatus. Mr. McClelland thought Council should move slowly in this matter and read a statement of the the bonded debt of the city, which, when the next system was adopted, would be $1,702,000, and suggested that before final siops were taken to open negotia? tions with the Gas anl Water Company for their plant. The estimated cost of the Gas and Water Company's plant could not be ascertained, but the asser? tion was made that $500,000 would be aeked. Mr. Moomaw spoke in favor of purchasing the spring and thought $150,000 would be sufficient to place the new water works on foot for as soon as the water reached the city consumers would begin to be supplied and the money received in that way would be applied to a continuation of the system. Mr. McClelland thought the new sys? tem would cost at least $300,000 or $325,000. Mr. Hough moved that the matter he referred back to tho commit? tee to make a better investigation of tho matter and to look into tho franchise o' tho (Jas and Water Company. This was amended so that the committee was instructed to look into any othor spring that n ight be purchased and the Gas and Water Company be asked how much they would soil tholr plant for. City Kngincor Dunlap gave as his opinion tbat the Moomaw spring was not largo ! enough to supply Roanoke with water and was only about half the size of \hc Crystal Spring. Mr. Pattio moved that foot bridges bo p't C-d over I.lQk run, one on, Chestnut 8, 1893. PI street and the other at Gainsborough road, at a cost of ahmt SIT. This w*s ordered done. Mr. Pattle said that he understood that the Roanoke Street Railway Com? pany owed the city a considerable sum of money, and moved that the matter be placed in the hands of tho auditor. Carried. Mr. Hough moved that the board of publio works be instructed to put in three stone crossings onTazewell street; placed in the hands of the street com? mittee. Council then adjourned to meet next Monday night. THE CHEROKEE STRIP. The Final Step In the Proceedings Taken Yesterday. Washington', May 17.?Secretary Hoke Smith, on behalf of the United States, and Chief C. J. Harris, Treasurer E. E. Starr. D. W. Llpe and T. J. Cun? ningham, the authorized representa? tives of the Cherokee Nation, this after? noon, in presence of Chief Justice Bing ham of the supreme court of the Dis? trict of Columbia, signed a contraot which is the final step in the proceed I IngB by which the United States be? comes the owner of the Cherokee strip. The number of acres cided is 8,082,754, and the price to be paid for same 88,595, 730. Of this amount 8295,736 is to bo paid in cash and the balance in five equal annual instalments, commencing March 4, 1895, and ending March 4, 1899, said deferred payments bearing 4 per oent. annual interest. The Bum of 925,000 of the amount, to be paid in oash, is held by the Cherokees to pay for improvements of intruders'on the terri? tory of the Cherokee Nation proper, the value of which is to bo appraised by a board to be appointed by the President. The sum of SI,700,000, tho amount of the first annual instalment, is to be rotainod by the Government to pay the Delawares, Shawnees and Freedmen. If any amount they may recover in tho courts on their claim for participation in tho proceeds of the sale of the outlet and proceeds of grazing privileges, theso are to be rocoived by the Cherokee Na? tion. Secretary Smith said to day that ho hoped, by expediting in every pos? sible way for the preparations for tho oponlng of tho strip, to have everything in readiness for tho President's pro? clamation on Soptombor 15. Piano Logic. Like ovory othor artiolo of merchan? dise there aro poor, good, better and best pianos. Tho word "best" moans a great deal. Bo charitable when tho salosman makes uso of it; ho only means ono of the beBt. Tho points to decide on are whether you want one for a time or a lifetime; one of the mediums or ono of the best Then comes tho old. old question: How to make a sav? ing? Perphaps we can help you. Wo liovo aomo of tbo boat. Hobbie Music Company, No 36 Salem avenuo. BOLLARD'S M1IRUKKEK CONVICTED. One of the Negroes Who Killed the ex Couiicllinan Mnst Hang. Norfolk, Va., May 17.?Ex-Counoll man .lohn Dollard, of this city, was deliberately murdored in front of his own residence on April 7, and it was conceded that it was the most cold? blooded murder in tho history of Nor? folk. Alexander Rouses and Madison Brown, colored, wore arrestod, charged with tho crime, and at the preliminary trial both confessed having had a hand in tho murder. They elected to be tried separately. Brown was tried yesterday, and the jvry, after being out but fifteen minutes, rendered a verdict of murder in tho first degree. If capital punishment is inflicted it will bo the first hanging in this city by State authorities in flfty-nino years. THE DAVIS REINTERMENT. The Crowd to be as Large as at tho Lee Unveiling. Richmond, Va., May 17.?Mayor Ellyson this morning inspected the car fitted up to bring the remains of Jef? ferson Davis from New Orleans to this city. Tho opinion is expressed by those who aro in charge of tho arrangements of Davis1 remains, based on the advices re? ceived from various organizations of veterans tLrough tho South, that tho crowd will bo as largo as at the unveil? ing of the Lee monument. Practically tbo same arrangements for the entertainment of visitors has been made as on that occasion. Hralned by His Itooin-mate. Chicago, May 17.?Thomas Williams killed his room-mate, Andrew A. Craig, early this morning by dealing him three savage blows over the bead with an ax. Roth men were colorod waiters. Wil? liams claims that ho acted in self-do fonse. _ . TELEGRAPHIC HREVITI KS. Jersey City, N. J., May 17 ?Last night Detective Dalton arrested William Cox, who escaped from Hudson county penitentiary twelve years ago. He had just landed from a steamer of tho Guion line. PlTTSBURO, May 17.?The heavy rain? fall of the*past few days has caused an overflow in small streams of this sec? tion. Furnaces and factories aro flooded, and the water in Newcastle, Pennsylvania, is three feot deep. Columbus, Ohio, May 17.?Judge | David P. Pugh was bitten by a ma? dog | to-day and is now on his way to the ? Pasteur Institute, New York, for treat? ment Selm a, Ala., May 17.? KonCouke, a widely known Alabama politician, died i at Marion to day from wounds inflicted by Colonel Hughoa and his threo sons Monday. Chicago, May IT.?The national com? mittee to-day, by a vote of 3'.i to 19, ai'.optod tho roport tf iho second com? mittee appolntod to investigate Director of Music Thomas, and requested Direc tor Genoral Dayla to ask Thomaa to resign. LICE THREE CENTS k COMPLETE TRANSFOBSATIOH. The Liquor Habit Should be Treated as a Disease. It is no More a Crime Than Four-Fifths' or All Diseases?Its Cor? as Radical as That or Vaccination for Small Pox, Interesting- Statement of a Graduate* of the Houston Narcotic Care. Tho excellent work of the Houston Narcotic Cure is becoming more and more evident every week. The cure is scientific and radical. It is but & few years sinco Jenner discovered that small pox could be prevented by vaccina? tion. Before that time small pox was as dreaded as the cholera and reckoned its victims by the hundred thousands. Whole communities were ravaged and soared by the dread disease. For hun? dreds of years its ravages were un? checked. Now it is harmless. Its ravages aro cheoked. It is becoming an extinct disease in all well regu? lated communities. This is because a remedy was found. So it is with tho liquor, opium, mor? phine and tobacco habits. For hun? dreds of years they have claimed their slaves and victims. Sixty thousand men each year fill drunkards' graves In the United States. Drunkenness causes misery and murder. It has no redeem? ing feature. But a new idea is born. It is no longor treated as a vice but as a I disease. It is no more crime than otbor diseases. Four fifths of all disoases is duo to ignorant or wilful violation of naturo's laws. By a radical yot thoroughly scientific course of treatment tho Houston Nar? cotic Curo radically euros thoso dis? eased appetitlos which are yearly wrecking thousands of homos. Tiik TIMES vouches for this, as it has carefully and thoroughly Investigate! Its plan of treatment and talked with its numerous patients and graduates. Day after day and week after week a ropresontatlvo of The Times has seen bleared and sodden victims of tho liquor habit enter the Houston i Institute and place thomsolves under treatment. Ho has seen them come up from tho verge of delirium tremens, gradually ohange and steadily improve until at the end ol thru > or four weeks thoy omerged now men, masters of their minds and bodies and appetites. Tho old, horrlblo craving absolutely destroyed, gone forever. Their skin fresh and clear, their eyes bright and sparkling. Now hope, new energy, new life in every limb, lino and feature What did it? What worked this wonderful transformation? The treatment of the Houston Institute. A TIMES ropresontatlvo Interviewed Mr. James W. Johnston, of Salem, yes? terday. Mr. Johnston is a civil engi? neer by profession and a man of more than ordinary mental ability and infor? mation. Ho has just graduated from the Houston Institute. Ho talked freely and without reservation. "I am 46 yoars of ago," said ho, "and bad boan drinking sinco I was 15. I was about 25 beforo I became a drunkard and sinco then I have boon getting worse and worse until of lato years my sprees would last until I was bedridden. My physical condition, too, kopt getting worso. 1 would have violent cramps In my legs, pains in the base of my head, stiffnoss of tho arms and general weak? ness as well as disagreeable functional irregularities, all going from bad to worso. "I cano bore three wooks ago and took the Houston treatment. I am oured. Not only am I curod, but I am better physically than at any time in twenty yoars. 1 no longer have those functional disoders. My limbs are free from cramps and stiffness. My pains aro gone. I am now enjoying the first real happiness sinco 1 became a drunk? ard. I can now go back to my profession a now man. "Not only is my appetito gone, but I feel as if I never wanted to either sea or smell liquor. Even recalling to mind people that I have drank with In years gone by tho fact that, I did drink with them creates a feeling of repulsion. I am cured. 1 am a well man." Tiik Times reporter looked Mr. John? ston over. His face is bright; his, skin is clean and ruddy with health; his eyes are sparkling with new life. One who was not acquainted with lim would ever suspect that he was tha broken down, dissipated unfortunate man who entered the Houston Institute three weeks ago. The Houston Institut? will continue Its benoflolary work and already the i ?roh of Its Influence. & rapidly enlarg? ing Graduates of the Houston Nar ' eotlc Cure are getting to h3 known 1 all over tho Southwest and each one becomes an ardent advocate of tho Houston C'uTe. Mr. J. O. Hobbj, the manager of the BoustQu Narcotic Cure, will cheorfuUy furnjah all information doalrod.