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SMOKE THE WORLD'S FAVORITE CIGAR, LONG HAVANA FILLER. THE BEST 5c CIGAR HADE. SOLD BY MASSIE& MARTIN. Limeade and Ice Cream Soda. PHONE 19a. NIGHT BELL. T W. 8KMONKS, D. D 8., tl ? - DENTIST, 131 Salera Avenue. Victor! Victor!! _Victor!!! Victor What? Why Victor Bicycles Of course. Be sure and call at Hotel Roanoke to see the full line of '03 wheels now being shown by the representative of the OVERMAN WHEEL CO. r> is at TO THIS VOTERS OF THK CITY OF HOANOKB. I hereby uuiiounce myself n candidate for city treasurer for the second tonn. As a guarantee itiut the business of the olllce will lie conti in ted faithfully and honestly Should I be elected, I beg to refer to the boohs of my otllce nnd the manner In which I have conducted the mine during my tlrst term. Most respectfully soliciting tbe sup? port of iny irllow-cltIzens, I am, truly yours, CUAS. W. THOMAS. 4 4 tt D. B. ItAIlBOUK. ? D. H. ?IATBON. ROANOKE SANITAHT PLUMUING COMPANY. PrMtlo.1 plumliers and gak-fitters. Dealers In all kinds of plumbers' and gas Utters' rupplles. Estimates mads on the Improved and sanltury styles of plumbing All work guaranteed. JT. F MELHOKN, superintendent, Mo. 10 South Jefferson tract, Roanoke, Va. 12 illy. jyjEUUIlANT'S CAFH. IIB .'ItFFBRSON STUKKT. Brsakfait, ?:30 to 9.,.35 cents Dinner, 13 to ?.8fi cents ?upper, t'.to B.35 cents Service? n la CtrtO at all hours. Oy*ters trc&t t>ery day and served In all stylus. 1 30 tt Savk. ico by using one of our oele bratod sc-lf ventilating refrigerators. Th6 E 11 Sirwart Furniture Co. H A If I) ON THK POLICY DMA L?HS. Capt. Mushliach Causes One to be Imprla oned and Fined Heavily. Norfolk, Va , May 25.?Some weeks ago Capt. George A. MuBhbacb, of Alexandria, Va., tbe father of the Mushbaih anti gambling law in this State, came here with Detective Miller, of Washington, and raidel a policy shop run by George Taylor. It was alleged that tbe numbers drawn from tbe wheel were telegraphed to Washington and other Northern cities, and that this place was tbe fountain bead of the policy business in this country. To-day tbe irial came up and Captain Musbbach assisted the commonwealth. To-night tbe jury, after being out several hours, brought in a verdict of guilty, fixing Taylor's punishment at forty days in jail and Sr.00 fine. This will, it is thought, break up tbe policy business in Norfolk. Captain Mushbach and Detec? tive Miller claimed to be regresenting the Abu Ben Adberen Anti gambling Society of New York. A Child "Wounded In Flay. Huntington, W. Va., May25.?While a party of children were playing in Mrs Hensley's bouse last night a girl named Moore, aged s years, founi a revolver, and pointing it playfully at Ooa Hens ley, aged 0 years, pulled the trigger. The ball passed through the child's body, making a fatal wound. Death or Major S. J. R. White. FitKOERK'KSBi.TtQ, Va , May 25.?Maj. Smith J. R. White, a wealthy and prom? inent citizen of Caroline county, died yesterday at his home in that county, aged 70 yease. Major White had boen treasurer of his county and sorved as a member of the legislature for several terms. PIANOS TSE POWERFUL MAGNET ?That draws our trade is? X..O-W ^Prices. We carry only the pianos of reliable makes. No cheap or stencilod instru? ments allowed on our floors. Fine new pianos s-old on monthly Instalments of ?10.00. Robbie Music Co., 36 Salem Avenue. R IN THE POLITICAL CAULDRON. ????? Roanoke's Election Generally Quiet?Hot in the County. Hough and Houston Slide Into the Hot Soup?No Other Events of Note?Re? turns and Estimates From the Count v Indicate Griffin's Election by a Bare Majority?The Counting Not Yet Over. The quietest and most orderly elec? tion that was ever known in the history of the city was held yesterday for the election of the city treasurer and two Councilman from each ward. It was an ideal spring day and all day long the bright Maj sun was unobscured by even the shadow of a oloud. Of course the election of Chas. W. Thomas was conceded and but little interest was taken in the vote. The defeat of HouBton in the Third ward was a great surprise, as ho was regarded as one of the strongest men in the ward. But there seems to have been a difference with Everett Sproul, who has hitherto been a strong sup? porter of his undo, and that young gen? tlemen simply oyarved the ?round from under the feet of the doughty Republi? can leader. The result will probably be a serious split in the Republican party in Roan oke and the fanning of smouldering em? bers into a rod hot fire in the near future. The present outlook is very unfavorable to a strong and cohesive Republican organization in Roanoke this fall. first waki>. " The scene around the First ward was remarkably quiet all day. There was no opposition in this ward to the Demo? cratic nominees, Messrs. Moomaw and Groves, and throughout the whole day there was ne ?er more than a score of people present at any one time. The voting was done at the west side of the old Peck storehouse on Salem avenue, and the judges of election wore .1. T. Smoot, A. W. Pitman and Perry Wil? liamson. J. II. Featherstone and C. M. Thomas acted as clerks. The total vote cast in the First ward was 44:i, as folio as: Thomas. 4-11 Moomaw. 43? Groves. 431 ? THE SECOND WARD. The Second ward was as quiet as a graveyard. The candidates fcr Council calmly sat in the shade and fanned thomsolvea. The votes that were cast were by voters who always voto and nc excitement was visible at any hour. Following is tho vote: Thomas.. 301 Graves. 201 Terry. 230 THIRD WARD. In the Third ward the voters kept up the record previously made, that this is the battle ground of the city. The con? test for the eleotlon of members of Coun? cil was warm, though quiet all day, and at any time quite a number of voters could be seen around the polls. From the start George Ramtey seemed to have a "cinch" on the voters, and the ques? tion was: "Will is bo Ramsey and Houston or Ramsey and Boehm." Be? sides the regular Republican ticket for Hawkins and Boebtn there were a num? ber of other tickets. All of them con? tained the name of Charles W. Thomas for treasurer. The total number of votes cast in the Third ward was 820, as follows: Thomas. 700 Ramsey. 019 Boehm. 353 Houston. 210 Wintermeyer. 193 Hawkins. 83 FOl'RTII WARD. One of the closest contests evir waged in the city closed last night in the Fourth ward. The regular Demo cratic nominees were J. E. Hough and W. B. Stevenson. A good deal of bitterness had been aroused between Hough and.some of the local leaders and they soi/.ed upon the candidacy of S. K. Dickerson to shove a snickersnee into Housrh, which they did by a small majority. Some days before the primary J. A. McConneil sent Hough word that he was after Hough's icalp. He didn't get it at tho primary, but was soon last night after sundown wiping gore off his tomahawk with the sole of an old moccasin. The vote stood: Thomas. 390 S. K. Dickerson.248 W. B. Stevenson. 237 J. E. Hough. 234 fifth WARD. In the Fifth ward the election is always quiet and yesterday it was quieter than usual and the vote polled was small, and all day it was evident that the Democratic nominees would have a walkover. The total number of votes cast was 305, as follows: Thomas. 352 Dolan. 45 Craybill. 16 Da vies. 304 Clinginpeel. 307 IN THE COUNTY. Griffin Relieved to Havo Carried the County by About 135 Majority. The county election excited more interest in Roanoke than the city vote. Public sentiment here was strongly in favor of Griftln, who has many friends. Residents of the Gas and Water tract vote at Ballahack, Crystal Springs and tho West End at Tinker creek, and not less than fifty votes went for Griffin fiom these places. By tho next election a voting precinct will be estab? lished in the West End for those near by residents. Whilo only an estimate can bo given of tho gonoral re? sult Grillin soems to havo gained over the figures which his supporters con? ceded to McCauley at tho precincts out? side of Salem. Vinton was conceded to McCauley by 30, and GriAln carried it bp *OAN< OANOKE, VA., FRIDA 28. B&llahaok was conceded by 50, and Griflln out it down to 40 McCauley was conceded 175 majority in the precinots which were recognized as in his favor, and he seems to have fallen consider? ably short of that figure. He was strongly sjpported by the younger ele? ment of the party, and the youth will have Its way. The majorities of Griffin and Mc? Cauley by precincts, official and esti? mated are as follows: Salem, estimated. .. 300 Catawba. !) John's Shop?, estimated .... 9J llolllns, estimated......*. .. 49 Tinker creek. 10 Vlnton. 38 Bonsacks, estimated. 20 Ballaback. 40 Cave Spring distrtot, includ? ing Cave Spring, Bent Mountain, I'ogue'e Mill and Red Uill, estimated. 80 1SI M8 Urlffln'a majority.... 134 Salem, May 25.?Seldom has there been greater interest shown in an elec tlon here than that of yesterday. Almost all day business was practically sus? pended, whilst the main centre of at? traction was the courthouse yard, where men were gathered in groups discussing ' the situation. The polls opened soon I after 5 a. m. and the voters came in a steady stream from then on, averaging about one hundred an hour, in deposit? ing their ballots, so that by 3 o'clock there had been about 050 votes cast. From then till sundown the voters came singly and the total vote was 1,177, as compared with 1,393 cast at the last fall's election. While the McCauley workers have been especially diligent during the can? vass, the Griffin leadors worked like bees all day, and it is thought at the closing of the polls that he had a very handsome majority here, though, as many tickets were scratched, it would probably take all night to count the vote. Many experienced local politic? ians figured it out to-night t*hatGriffin's majority at Salem would be sufficient, with only ordinary luck at the other precincts in the county, to give a good majority, but with the remembrance of how the lecal Bages slipped up in calcu? lating the reoent local option vote be? forehand, tho reporter is unwilling to record any guesses. It will be some time to morrow boforo the reports are received from all the precincts in the county, several of which are in the mountain section. ohipfix carries vintox. Vi.nton, May 25.?The regular Democ? racy conceded that McCauley would carry Vlnton by twenty-five majority, but tbore was a surprise party in store for the independent ticket. The young Democracy was out in forco and worked like beavers. When the vote was counted it stood: Griffin. 137 McCauley. 109 Majority for Griffin. 23 RALI.AIIACK KoR M'OAULEY. Bdixoton Shops, May 25.?This pre? cinct cast a heavy vote for McCauley. The Griffin vote was aided though ly business men of Roanoke residing in Crystal Spring, who rode out ii tte after? noon, and votedaolidly for Griffin. Un? official returns give McCauley about 50 majority. To night, i.ust night of Columbian Hu/.aar. Horn: OF TBK FUNERAL. IMiiccK Through Which the Hotly of . 1.? t feraou Ditvis Will Pass. Richmond, Va., May 25.?Mayor j. Taylor Ellyson, president of tho Jef? ferson Davis Monument Association, and Miss Winnie Davis, will leave New York Thursday, 25th instant, at 4:30 p. m., in special Pullman sleeper on the vestibuleu limited over the Penn? sylvania ami Richmond and Danville railroads, arriving in New Orleans at j 7:25 a. m. Saturday, May 27. The fun? eral train will leave New Orleans over the Louisville and Nashvilio railroad at 7:50 p. m. Sunday, May 28, reaching Montgomery next morniog at 0:10, whore a halt of five hours will be made and the remains of Mr. Davis removed to the State capitol, where be was in? augurated president of tbe Confderate States, in which building special ser? vices will be hold. The journey will be resumed at 11:30 a. in. Monday, May 39, reaching At? lanta at 4:30 o'clock the same afternoon, where the remains will bo taken to the cipitol building and lie in state for sev? eral hours. Leaving Atlanta at Bp. m. over the Richmond and Danville rail? road, tho train will stop at Greenville, S. C, at midnight for ton or fifteen minutes. The next halt will be made at Greens? boro, N. C, Tuesday, at 7:45 a. in., for breakfast, p:oceeding thence to Raleigh, N O, arriving at 10:45 a. m , where the remains will again be taken to tbe capi? tol building and lie in state until 2. p. m., whence tha funeral train will go direct to Richmond, arriving at 11 p.m., May 30 At Richmond the remains will lie In state in the Capitol building until 3 p. m. May 31, when they will be re? moved to Hollywood Cemotery, tbe place of final interment, which was selected by Mrs. Jefferson Davis on the occasion of her visit to Richmond in November, 1891. The railroad companies have author? ized low excursion rates to all points along the line where the train will Btop in order to afford tho public an oppor? tunity to attend the ceremonies to be held at such points. Help the hospital fund to-night at the Jamison building. A Florida Marshal Shot. Momi.K, Ala , May 25. ?Mall advicofi state that at Bluff Springs, Fla., Monday afternoon George Thomas, col? ored, shot and killed Daniel Douglas, town marshal. Douglass and a citizen named Thomas Hoatwell went to Hughes & Co.'s store to arrest Thomas for violat? ing a town ordinance, lloth wore un? armed. The negro sutrenderrd, but when tho three wore on tho street ho pickod up his rille from a corner of tho fence, where he had concoaled it, and shot Douglass through the heart. OKE Y MORNING, MAY 26, GENEROUS IN CHARITY'S CAUSE. Columbian Bazaar Receipts Al? ready Over $900. The Uataar Will Close Its Successful Entertainment To-night?Interest Ins Kvciitu of Yesterday?The Orphanage Festival a BpTcndld Success and At? tended by Lsrgo Crowds?The Dollars Coming in Rapidly. Three hundred and forty dollars danced to the tune of Miss Annabol de Runie at the Columbian Bazaar last night and over 600 of Roanoke's 400 passed under the scrutiny of Mr. Law? rence Ward M'Allister Davis at tho door. The bootha did a fine business all the evening and several have passed or nearly reached the hundred dollar mile* atone. Although tbe Dazaar will re miin open to night and close in a blaze of glory about twelve, the manage? ment Is already estimating the profits which will accrue. The gross receipts to date are about ?050. As there will be a grand rush to-night to give the festi? val a fond farewell the management is sanguine that tho receipts will run up to more than any previous evening. Lunch will be served from 12:30 till 2 p m. and tho bazaar will open at the usual hour in the evening. | The 1893 booth, the Spanish booth and the candy booth will have a close oontost for the largest gross receipts. Tho colonial tea table and tbe lunch counter arc also close rivals. The bazaar ought to have had a beauty contest, for there are a dozen young ladies any one of whom would have made Paris' head swim and nailed the golden apple for a certainty. Arrange* monts have already been matured to steal one of them the first time she goes out of doors after dark. Mrs. iroo. C. McCahan's table was adorned with the following interesting menu: BALLYHACK CONTINGENT ot tho COLUMBIAN HAXAAK. PBEscniPTtos: 1 Saucer Ice Cream, 1 Saucer Strawberries und Cream, 1 slice Cake. DtUECTIOMB To be taken at uuco and if not satisfled in thirty minutes repeat the dose until relieved, font ot prescription '.'5 cents. Tkhms?Cosh. I Tho engineer on tbo soda fountain j was so swelled by the nice notice in Tuk | Timks yesterday that he struck for higher wages, and the young ladies In charge bounced him incontinently. They ran him off the reservation and threatened to turn the fl/./.spigoton him if bo camo near again. They handed The Timks reporter the following ad? vertisement with a request that it be inserted. WANTED?A RELIABLE YOUNU (WHITE person, accustomed to Kood society and a soda tounta'n. Married man with small family preferred. Must be religious, of moral oharacter. strictly temperate, gentle disposition, good to his mother. No blondes or trillers need applv. ("all at SODA FOUNTAIN, COLUMBIAN llA/akk. ut 7:9) p. in. B-26-lt There are two five pound boxes of Huyler's at the candy booth which the managementdesires to bavo two wealthy young gentlemen present to tbe two prettiest girls in the bazaar. As their price is $4 each it is expocted that sharp rivalry will ensue ovor their possession. Tho pretty souvenir cups and saucers at tbo colonial tea table are going vory fast and to-night will see the last of tbem sold. There wero six young gentlemen who braved the evening out without having bought a flower at the Spanish booth. They wore tho cynosure of all eyos and looked as much out of place as though they appeared at a germaa dressed in pajamas and a feather duster. To-night is tho last night. THE ORPHAN A OR FESTIVAL. The festival that is being given by the St. Andrew's congregation for tho orphanage has reached its zenith and was fairly in a blaze of glory last night, and for hours a hundred merry lads and as many winsome lassies were gaily keeping stop in the giddy mazos of tho dance to the music of Varilla's string band. Up stairs tbe ladies who waited on the refreshment tables were kept busily engaged all tbe time in dishing out delicious strawberries and ico cream and in astonishing big measures. Sev? eral times during the evening the dancing would cease and a cake walk and other amusing features would be introduced. The secretary of the treasury, S. M. Brophy, presided over the coffers and was kept busily engaged checking b? ver Into the money bags. lie endured the labor with a spartan courage that .lohn G. Carlisle woula do well to imitate. Will A. Carr, one of tbe committee, was doing the work of about four men in helping to manage tho big festival and tho success of the entertainment was in a measure due to his industry and executive ability. Father Lynch was on hand greeting everyone with a kind word and a pleasant smile and everybody was happy. Tbe first two nights of the festival have been so eminently successful that the management have decided to con? tinue the entertainment to night and Saturday night. The members of tbe committee of arrangements and tbe floor managers were selected from the Catholic Social Club, an organizatian of young men which has j ist been perfected with tlat tering success. St. Andrew's ball has been turned over to the club and tho building will be remodeled, furnished anew and handsomely painted and will bo used fcr the weekly meetings of tbo club, as well as for tbe public monthly musical and literary entertainmont-s that will bo presented under the aus? pices of lh"i club. They will also ar? range a good gymnasium and aro start Irg a library. This organization alroacy has seventy five members, who have eloctod tho fol lowing ofllcors for tho onsulng year: President, F. B, Hickey; vitje-pres' 1893. PR dent, John McDonald; recording secre? tary, J. P. McGowan; financial secre? tary, J. M. O'Brien; treasurer, James Fitzgerald. Board of directors: J. J. O'Brien, J. A. Comerford, I. F. Pfeifler, E. J. McDonald and John McDonald. In a short time the hall will be furnlsned with a grand piano and in connection with tho gymnasium will put In billiard and pool tables. Some of tbe finest amateur musical and dramatic talent in the city is accessible to this organiza? tion, and tho entertainments tobe given by the club will, no doubt, bo of an ex? cellent oharacter. THE DAUGHTERS of LIBERTY. Tno festival given by by the Martha Washington Council, Daughters of Liberty, was continued last night in the old Merchants' Cafe room on Jefferson street and was fairly successful. The young ladles sold beautiful flowers and splendid refreshments to a largo number of people. It has beon decided to con? tinue the festival again to-night. USURY SUITS WITHDRAWN. Adami Brothera & Paynes Take the Lead In Favor of Conservative Action. Adams Brothers ?fc Paynes have withdrawn the usury suits entered a few days ago against several Roanoko banks, and it is believed that their action will be followed by the other parties. Public sentiment is united in commending Adams Brothers A. Paynes for their conservative action, and their influence will have great value in allaying any uneasiness which may have been excited. The episode will In the end have a beneficial effect, as it will in the first place bring about the formation of a State bankers' association, and in the seoond place cause concerted action to? ward tbe amendment of the usury laws into harmony with the universal busi? ness practice Holp the hospital fund to-night at the Jamison building. SKNATOK VKST'S SON WEDS. Moderator Cralg Called Upon to Perform a Ouiet Ceremony. Washington, May 25.?There was a pleasant wedding at tho residence of Senator Vost, 1201 P streot, yesterday, when Mr. Ooorgo P. Vost, tho son of tho Senator, and Miss.Agatha Wheeler, of California, wore' married. Miss Wheeler is the daughter of Rev. Joseph Wheeler, of California, who was formerly tho pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Missouri, of which Mrs. Vest was a communicant. Tho engagement had beon a briof one of only six weeks' duration, both Mr. Vost and Miss Wheeler having been in tho city but a short time. Only tho members of tbe family were present. Tho clergyman who officiated, by a happy chance, was Rev. Willis G. Cralg, D. D., of Kentucky, the moderator of the general assembly, who had boon a college mate of Senator Vest's, and a friend of tho bride's father. To-night. Last night of Colitmlili n Hur.aar. _ Whiskey Trust and Distributors. peoria, 111 , May 25.?Tho board of directors of the Distilling and Cattle Feeding Company met in this city this morning and the session continued all day. After the board had adjourned for tbe day it was learned from a promi? nent stockholder that tho board had made a proposition to the distributors to t iko moot of tho stock of the spirits and alcohol on hand in order to raise funds to carry on the business and to meet urgent demands upon them. In this they were unsuccessful, tho distributors refusing to buy only such goods as they mlgbt need from day to day. On tho other hand It was reported that tho dis? tributors made a proposition to purchase spirits and alcohol of tho trust at not prices and independent of the rebate system. This proposition was refused by tho directors, as its effect would be to break up their present monopoly of the trust._ Opposing Liquor Licenses. richmond, Va , May 25.?Tho ladies of Henrico county, in which this city is located, are making a determined tight against tho sale of liquor within its borders. An application was made to Judge Minor, of the county court, I to-day for a license to soli liquor near the suburbs. The applicant was Mrs. r. b. Johnson and site appeared in court accompanied by counsel. Ajbout twenty lady residents of that portion of the county were in court to protest against tbe issuanca of a license. This assemblage of the fair sex evidently overawed the court. When the appli? cant's counsel appealed to know if he was no; right on some point, Judge Minor replied ovasively: "I don't know; I am afraid to say what I think." The judge is one of the most fearless men, but the large attendance of lady pro testants was to much for him. Help the hospital fund to-night at the Jamison building. Another Frightful Crevasse. VlCKSBURO, Miss., May 25.?The frightful velocity of tho current through tho Wbitley crevassois such that Assist? ant Engineer Brown, now in charge there, wires C\pt. Townsond that the sole chance of holding the ends of the levee is to tloat down trees against them, thereby making a breakwater. Parties who left tbe crevasse at 5 o'clock last evening wired from Lake Providence that it was then 500 foot wide and that the roaring of the current through it cou'il bo heard for miles. To-ulght. Lust night of Columbian Bazaar. A Royal Wedding. London, May 2;>.?The wedding of the Duko of York and Princess May of Teck has been llxed for July ft. WORLD'S Columbian Exposition is woll worth v;sit:ng. If, however, you can't attend, consolo yourself! by 1 storking Magnolia cigarottea, ICE THREE CENTS PROOF POSITIVE OF ITS CUKES Further Testimonials From Houston Cure Graduates. The Times Pushes Its Investigation of This Meritorious Institution SUM Fur? ther With Still More Satisfactory Re? sults?Cures That Are Wondorfiil In Their It es u Its?What Modern Science lias Done?Strong Statements MacSo. The Houston Naiootic Cure Co-apan/, of Roanoke, does not need to go away from its own doors for testimonials of Its wonderful work. When men who have received its treatment and have been absolutely and radically cured come forward and volunteer statements oven the most blindly skeptical are compelled to pause and examine their statements. The Timk8 has been conducting a rigid, thorough and critical personal examination into the operations of the Houston oure in Roanoke. This exami? nation has been entirely froe from re? straint. The manager and physician have been asked every question that study could suggest. The Times repre? sentatives have talked freely with the patients in and out of the institution, when they were admitted, at various stages of the treatment and after they were discharged, and freely stakes its roputatlon as a reliable journal upon the fatth of tbe management of the Houston Institute and the absolute certainty of its treatment. To omphasize further its statement Thk Times declares that medical science is far less com po ton t to deal with scarlet fever, typhoid fever, or any infectious or contagious disease than the Houston Cure is to deal with the liquor habit. This emphatic declaration would not be given under any other circumstances than those surrounding the remarkable development of the Houston Cure, which Is an agent for good far above any yet brought to light by medical science. It is a greater boon to man? kind than vaccination for small pox. Small pox may kill Its hundreds and scar It thousands, but the liquor habit kills its thousands and Bears its millions. No less wonderful than the radical character of the euro is the gratifying fact that oven the traces of tho habit, the hitborto Indollblo marks of liquor upon tho face, are absolutely destroyed, and tho countenance glows with tbs now lifo and cleanliness which is from, within. A Times representative had a long conversation a few days since with Mr. Z. T. Obenshain.a prominont miller and merchant of Arch Mills, Ilotetourt county, who convorsod freely concern? ing his treatment at tbe Houstsn Insti? tute "I was put to bod drunk when I was 8 years old," said ho. "At 25 I was a periodical drunkard, and up till a few weeks ago I liept goirg from bad to worse. 1 am now I? years of age. Ton days boforo I oamo bore I had novor hoard of the Houston cure. I camo and investigated. "I was convincod that tho treatment was successful and I started in on the 28th of February. On the 2tHh of March I was discharged and I am a well man. I have not tho slightest desire for liquor. My system is clear; my health is 50 per cent, hotter than it has boon in yoars. My strength Is visibly greater. I feel rolnvigorated in evory way. My hoad is clearer and my eyesight and memory are improved. In taking tho treatment I followed tho directions absolutely. I know that I am cured." Mr. Obenshain presented all tho ap? pearances of a man in tino physical condition. His eyos were cloar and bright and his skin as cloar as possible. His flesh is firm and solid, and his grip strong and steady. The change in his appearance for tho hotter in the short space of four weeks would be hatd to belle vo possible to one not acquainted with the results of the Houston cure. One of tho most prominont and widest known physicians in the State, who for a numbor of yoars has been addicted u tho excessive uso of whiskey, and who for three yoars was a perfect slave to tho morphine habit, was discharged from tho Houston Institute recently perfectly cured of both habits, after a course of treatment of about five weeks. A few minutes before be left on the 12:45 train, in a conversation with a reporter of Thk Times, tho physician, whose name is withheld by request, said: "I have boon a regular practicing physician for twenty-two years aud have been a periodical drunkard nearly the whole time. Three years ago I com? menced the use of morphine, taken through the stomach, and have been ever since taking enormous quantities regularly. My stomach was almost ruined and I was sutiering greatly from kidney trouble. I cocfesi when 1 came here I was somewhat skeptical, but be* fore I had been in the institute three days I could see the system would do all it claimed. For more than a year Laave been a student of the different methods of liquor and opium cures, and have jead. perhaps as much literature on the sub? ject as any physician In the State, and I am prepared to say the Houston cure is superior to any. In my own. aase I was entirely cured of the whiskey habit before 1 had been under treatment three weeks, and in four the taste for opiates was entirely gone as before I commenced the habit. "While under treatment I havo closely watched the other patients and find that in every oase the cur? Is perfect and permanent and I notice that nearly every one who comes here is afl?cted with kidney trouble and they all leavo hero perfectly cured of anything of tho kind. I myself am better In that re? spect than I have b?en for fifteen years and I also foel hotter In every respect than 1 have for five years, and for the first time in tho that period I have a good appetite and can relish and enjoy my food. As to the treatment of tne patients in the institute I can say that their happiness and comfort ia materi? ally added to by tho kind and gentle 1 manly treatment they receive at tho ; hands of Dr. Staples, the residont physician, and the business maaiyor. ? Mr. J. 0. Hobbs."