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The Ceitoiy idoln Company, Box 87 Wilkes Barre, Pa Holy Cake The only religious pastry. Every iugredient is named in the Bible. Even the direc tions for mixing are found in the word of God. Christians everywhere should be inter ested in this marvelous recipe The verses in the Bible are given, the symbols are absov lutely correct. Holy cake is a delicious pastry that should be served in every Christian family and at every religious feast Verily it is taken from the Book of God- A printed copy costs a dime Address: The Religious Ex change, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Send 15a in eoin and we will send yon Thz Echo, an 8-page, 4-ool. monthly for one year and put your name n the Agents Direotory for one time free, Send Now. Address Thz Echo, Waunetae. A Big Offer Neb r TACT THB1Q) TUB . The masses will have what they want, cost what it may. High-priced medicines have had their day and the poor and af flicted may now enjoy the bene fits of carefully prepared, pure remedies at practically nominal prices. The physicians con nected with Louisiana Specific Laboratory have prepared a num ber of standard cures which are offered to the public at the lowest prices convenient with pure preparations. These standard be bought of druggists. By send ing your . orders direct to the Louisiana Specific Laboratory, Lake Charles, Louisiana, you sure to receive pure, fresh drugs properly compounded and carefully packed. In ordering the following standard cures please give the number of the remedy nedeed. If taken in time one supply.will effect a permanent cure. cures cannot is are TACT THEM H MR Price. Nme of Cure. No. lot 1 Headaches 2 Etvers, Congestion, Inflam mation. 3 Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, iac 4 Dyspepsia, Heartburn, Stomach Pains. 5 Diseases of the heart. 6 Hoarseness from colds, singing, speaking. 7 Constipation, chronic or acute. 8 Rheumatism or Rheu matic Pain. 9 Catarrh, coM in the head, k etc. I2C IOC *5c M . * nLat., imhiH 1 I're.''litatelMMUOr (Kn, ■ | a, liK, e .. c T ~ . X ■ X3C «3 Ulcerated «& a;; 'Pfiteat. 50c 24 Piles, Blind, Bleeding or Itching. 22c 25 'Group larUse this and call in a doctor instantly. 20c 26 Gonorrhoea, tfliT <e<e-d i cure. 27 Eczema. 28 Tonsilitis. 29 La Grippe, Ia&uenea. 30 Hay Fever. 10c IOC iac 15 c TOC OilC 2 * if 'general Ddbility. SC-*' 2 "erve Diseases, requiring ::Z ' Tonics and Stimulants. 18c .T'jl 'Y •« t'. inns, 'fever caused by ■ im*- :«* Izj lieuralgic , pal*. ' eg -Molted a. % >h D:ctrrhr^.!*-4" r6c IOC I-2C TOC • v i-7 .e'-vu-.i.r -cSSf. ■Ha-003 '• j£ m 3 Ti . it,*' '! tlS. r i% A your ay are a we 5 °c i6c 28c iqc i6c Address all orders am 4 «ommuni catious to the Pa mmi SPECIFIC UB 0 UTM 1 . Lak«<Chail«s* L*ulaana. OPIUM! WHISKY! ARC TOU A YICTJrt. in in are is A Have you a.husband, wife, lover, sister, son or-brother who is a.alave to Chloral,-Opium, Morphine, Whisky or Tobacco? MCI (MM hi We will send you one month'*-treat ment securely and plainly wrapped for ten dollars. It will positively cure any case of habitual drunkenness or opiate poisoning. The medicines can be administered with the food. Address THE QUAKER MEDICAL II DABBY, PA. TRILBY SCAEFS TRILBY SCARFS Trilby Scarfs—Just the I t , fot evenings. Trilby Scarfs—Just the thing for Saunterings. Made of Icewool.in ail colors. They are the daintiest wrap ever offered and designed especially for summer nights rambles. Stylish beyond all doubt and worthy in every respect. eoin COST-ONE DOLLAR. WILKESBAKR^. PA \ a the in . tiavnnm .m.iinmnn AMONGST THE ATHLETES C., not in box of commercial tourist handling sporting goods. "Cupid" Childa now admits that he is to be married, but not until after the sea eon of 1809. Stealings Gathered From Off tbe Gridiron and in the Pugilis tic World. Spicy Item* Taken From tbe Latest Happening* In the Roped Arena and on the Field of Ath letlcs—'Wilmington'* In teresting Budget. DIAMOND DUST. Peter YVeckbecker is wintering in Ft. Smith, Ark. Barry McCormick's chief fail exercise is rowing. Wild Bill Everett has the inside track for captain of tbe Orphans. Tim O'Rourke, the "voiceless won der," is farming at Aniret, Minn. Bill Lange is writing tickets for Book maker "Bob" Smith, at Oakland, Cal. Gus Schmelz will go on the road as a It iB intimated that the Cincinnati Club will place catcher Vaughan on the bargain counter. Beaumont, the Pirates' new outfielder, is a left-hand battier. He is about as large as Hugh Duffy. Fred Odweli will manage the Rome team should it remain a member of the New York League. The Pittsburg team will probablygo to Virginia for practice this spring instead of Little Rock, Ark. If OscaT Streit shows good speed with Poston Fred Kiobedanz probably will be dropped. Both are left-banders. Jake Beckley lingers in San Antonio. Things are so pleasant for him there that he probably will remain all winter. Cincinnati has waived claim to pitcher Donovan of Washington, and the young i Philadelphian will go hack to a minor league next season. Among the young pitchers who will Ibe ■given a trial by Buffalo next season is John H. Doscber, a son of Herman Doscher, tire old 'time empire. Lange, Chance and Mertes, of the Chicago team, are playing with Watson ville in the California League. The field of nine In order :»« keep tfrora going to a minor! league, George Decker played with the fGLouisvillesiast season for $0#0 less than be was paid by the' St. Louis Browns. Date Gear has asked Pre in dent -Kerrdf [Pittsburg, to allow him to remain in | Kansas City next season, 'but wasne ftxed. Gear has made arrang»inents«to open npa law dflice in KznsasCity.-amd c !«e(ers to .play in that -city 'for Ibis w " on ' team ranks -eighth in a clubs. Offers :for Joyce, Hartmaan ned Tiesnan are lacking, -and it is predicted that Freedman -will experience .eonsidesuble difficulty 'in -disposing of -ms job lot. Every one wants Rusie and Meekin, but they ihesitate to quote a pniee. iPieed man <will be compelled to tabe-the initia tive if lie .really iutews to^et rid of his pitdbipg -stars. The transfer of the Baltimore 'Olub to Breaklyc-does not meet with favor in Baltimore. Interviews with prominent men and base ball '"rooters" have -bneughtiforth storms of -can 'be -safely said that -never may again in ttiis oity-so-long as -either .Hanlon or Voodenhorst-has any thing »to • do with Che ihamdling of the •dmb. protests, and it ibase ball will SELF DEFENSE. RatlBaedy and Joe Sweenov-will box ■at Washington, D. CL, tomorrow njght. Youtsfa, -science and generalship told •against'Goddard in hie bout iwith Mc Coy. . Bomer-Selby, Kid MioOoy'>e -'brother, ue -out witfca-ckalleiige to box-airy welter weight. Frank lErne states that be is-going;to Ban Francisco- to try to induoe Kidla vigae to-meet-him there. To*n -Broderick and Charley McKeever have been-matched to box six rounds in Philadelphia-on next Friday night. Dick-Caae,-thechampion lightweight.of the Northwest, iis dying of coseomption at Seattle. DanCreedon -will meet George-Green in a 20-round bout at 158 pounds at Bail Franciaoo on UDecember 28. Dan, win or will sail irom New York for in March next to box the Cooler" at London. Johnny Lavaek and Fred Green will box at Baodusky, December 26. Tom Moriarity, of Holyoke, Mass., is at Chicago. He will box Jim O'Leary there December 2S. Jim Judge, who was knocked out by Billy Smith a couple-of months ago', con siders that lie was defeated by a fluke, and has challenged Smith to box for -$1,000 a side. Joe Cain, of Brooklyn, and Billy Whistler, of Baltimore, are to meet in a 20-round go at Fort Wayne, Ind., on January 26. „ Ed. Morris, of San Francisco, lias been substituted in place of Harry Fisher, to box Dan Murphy, at the Clover A. C., Bridgeport, Conn., on December 24. Bob ("Stonewall") Allen, the colored Boston light-weight, who recently fought Walter Burgo a draw at Boston is out with a sweeping defi to all in his division. Ally King is anxious to match Solly Smith, of San Francisco, whose arm has fully recovered its old-time usefulness, against either Dave Sullivan, Oscar Gard ner or George Dixon, and Dave Sullivan says that he has signed to meet Gardner at the Lenox in January at catch-weights and there you are. The Lenox A. C. is trying to arrange a twenty-five round meeting between Kid Lavinge and Dick Burge, to be de cided next February. The Rienzi A. C., of Rochester, has ar ranged a twenty-round go between Dan Murphy, of Waterbury, and Tom Mc Carthy! of Rochester. To referee a boxing match successfully iZi w Eng "Coffe of a referee should at all times have the courage cf bis convictions. He should never at any stage of the contest allow himself, in rendering a decision, to be influenced by the applause or remarks of the spectators says Tim Hurst. Charley Harney has matched Martin Flaherty to meet Danny McBride in Bridgeport the latter part of this month in a twenty-round bout. Mike Bears, the Boeton boxer, and Alt Wright have been matched to box twenty rounds before the Olympia A. C., Birmingham, England, on next Thursday night. Negotiations have been almost com pleted for a twenty-round ' go" between "Mysterious" Billy Smith and Owen Zeigler. The contest will probably take place in Brooklyn within three weeks. It is said that Jim Jeffries has decided not to wait for Jim Corbett to meet him in 'Frisco, but is coming East. It is Jef fries' intention to issue a challenge to box the winner of the McCoy-Sharkey battle. Spike Sullivan Saturday sent word to Fred Taral, the jockey, who is the backer of Dal Hawkins, that if the latter whips Kid McPartland at the Lenox A. C. on Tuesday night, he will meet Hawkins again. Frank Craig, the "Harlem Coffee Cooler," and G. L. Townsend, the Eng lish heavyweight, have been matched to box a limited number of rounds at the National Spotting Club, London, to night. Charley White, who placed $500 the other day with Jimmy Yvakely to match Tom Broderick, of Yonkers, against Spike Sullivan, said Saturday that the money would remain up and that Bro derick would agree to box the winner of the Gans-Daly meeting, now that Sulli van is matched of to the at . CYCLING. Lesna, the French crack who was in this country a couple oi seasons ago on a racing tour, has gone to Australia, with two petroleum tandems where he will go for paced records, and will compete in paced matebes. Jack Prince has arranged bicycle raoe meets for the Atls i a circuit of for the Atlanta, Savan nah and Jacksonville- covered tracks. The raoes will be run under the auspices of the National Cycling Association and wi>U continue alt winter. The possibility of artificial pacemak ing for bicycle racing will be demon strated for the first time in America on Christmas night at Madison Square Garden. Charles W. Miller, winner of the re cent six days' race, will probably enter in -on more such Contests, He is going after the world's paced records and will make most of the trials in Europe, where be can compete against the fast men of Europe. All of tbe prominent six-day riders who appeared recently ir, the great race Madison Square Garden, New York, and who are to appear for the second time in the Metropolis in the 24-heur race of January 6 and 7, will make a round trip to San Francisco at the close of tbe "twioe-arouod-t he-clock" grind. Here's a record; Out -of the sixty three races which BourriMon, the great French crack, rode -this year, he won sixty-t wo first prices and one second. IPr. and Mrs. Mel truth, who have com pleted a bicycle trip around the world aire planning for another foreign tour. Within a few months they expect to go to China by rail and boat and ride to the interior. Fred Titus says he lie convinced that all of the milk has been squeezed from itbe racing -oooeanut and he intends to ■devote aili bis attention to a legitimate 'business. Pursuit caoing, hie favorite branch of ittie sport, does not have ough devotees to keep him busy, and sides the public i* not attracted by that style of-racing. IFrom now on he intends to-dewotehistime to the stage and is studying hard to -become an actor. At the present time heiis singing in the chorus of the •"Belle of New York." A motor tandem has just been con structed for the English rider, Chase, which line showed a speed of 39 miles an hour. The -rider named wilt use the tandem for pacing purposes, his inten tion being; to try for reeozds. Human paae is -to be pitied against pe troleum phee; riders with-blood in their veins are to demonstrate if -they can that theinferual machine is their inferior as apaeieg contrivance, and thus save to the riders the positions open -to them. Jack Hazleton, -one of Philadelphia's champions in the days of the solid tire wheel, is now playing on a polo team at the Casino de Paris, France, where he has been making a great Kelly, another champion of those same good old wheeling days, is also in Paris doing a tramp cycle act, which is spoken of as excruciatingly funny. at >«n bes hit. V. J. AQUATICS. Late advices from England are to the effect that the London Truth told an un truth when it stated that all foreign oars men would be barred from competition in future Henley regattas, and that the -conditions regarding entries remain the came as heretofore. Captain P. G. Webb, a well-known swimmer, is living in destitute circum stances and sick at 57 West Twelfth street, New York. The fact lias just eome to light through a suit for wages which he brought in the West Tenth Street Municipal Court. No announcement will be made at Yale of the crew policy for the coming season until after the Christmas vaca tion. The officials ol the navy are busy with negotiations looking toward another Yale-Harvard-Cornell race. Fred Plaisted, the sculler, sailed on the Umbria yesterday for New Castle, England, to engage in u series of contests in a peculiar sport, for which English men have a fondness. It is land scull ing, in which Wallace Ross, Plaisted and others engaged in New York several years ago. a AMONG THE HORSEMEN A bill is now before the House Judic iary Committee at Washington which is of great interest to race track followers. That is the Gillett bill, which prohibits the use of tiie telegraph and telephone lines for the purpose of lottery and horse race gambling. As a jockey's season, 1898 will go on record as having established the suprem acy of the lightweight and the super iority of the style that will always be known as the Sloane seat. That either of these will be lastin still doubt, but it may on nany experts asserted most positively that the happenings of the past season will leave an indelible im press on the school of American jockey sbip. MISCELLANY. Senators and Congressmen and even Vice-President Hobart are this year de voted members of tbe Washington Golf Club. Crow-country running has been de servedly popular this winter among tbe leading colleges of tbe Eaat. It is now aed that they supply tbe best kind preliminary .training for the annual May intercollegiate track champion ships. Tbe six-day walking match which was have taken place next week, will be held at Madison Square Garden during week beginning on June II. So, least, it is announced by the pro moters. conce Harry N. Pillsbury, the chess cham pion, left New York last night for Chi cago, on his way to Davenport, Iowa, where be Will begin a Western exhibi tion tour. He will play at St. Louis, o, Macomb, 111., Urbana, O., and Chi Lincoln, Neb. Jake Schaefer, the billiardist, is con fined to his home in Chicago with an at tack of the grip. He has been forced to stop playing in tbe games for which he haB been scheduled. His condition is not regarded as serious, though physi cians yesterday feared pneumonia. COMING MEETING. Will Reorganize the Warren Club on Wednesday Night if Those At tending so Desire. Don't forget that all those interested in the reoganization oi the Warren Ath letic Club should meet at The Sun Build ing, 103 East Sixth street, at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. Don't think that because you have signified your willingness to join that is enough, because it isn't. If you want a Warren Club you have to attend the meeting. If the crowd warrants it those present will elect officers and Wilmington wilt have a first-class athletic club. Wilmington for a town of its size is the deadest sporting town on earth. To have an athletic club here would change these things. After a club is formed it is no trouble get members. The thing is it requires members to Btart one. So don't fail show up at the meeting on Wednesday night. to to English Cycling Mystery. An incident which has an air of mys tery about it occurred near London sev eral days ago, says the Scottish Cyclist. A cyclist fell from Mb machine one even ing between 9 and 10 o'clock, oil the Cambridge main road, and, on being as sisted and attended by a policeman who was near, said that he was suffering from a wound in the region of the heart, which had been inflicted by a man who rushed out on him from the roadside and fired a revolver at him. He, the cyclist, fearing a farther at tack, had ridden on furiously after being injured, and had covered nearly two \ miles before he fell. \ Since the affair the police have made every effort to obtain a clue to the young man's assailant, but without avail. Thfl cyclist, who was taken to the hospital, where a bullet was extracted from his left breast, is now reported to be pro> grossing favorably. w. Money to Bet on Joe Gan*. Hearing that the Wilmington sports weie betting 2 to 1 that Jack Daly would best Joe Gans on December 27, R. E. Mose*, of Chester, came here yester day looking for some of it. tip to leaving here he failed to get any. Mr. Moseley called at this office and stated that he didn't want any such odds as that but that he would bet any where from one to five hundred dollar! at odds of 75 to 100 that Joe Gans would best Jack Daly. Mr.Moseley said that all anybody who wanted any of his money had to do was to send their names and stale the amount they wanted to bet to this office and he would accommodate all comere. Eloped From a Prison. Thomaston, Me., Dec. 18.—Warden Smith's men are searching the adjacent counties of Knox and Lincoln for Charles A. Plummer, who escaped from the State Penitentiary here last Saturday with Rose Carson White. Rose was cap tured Wednesday. She was almost starved, her feet were frostbitten and her limbs torn and bleeding from beating through the underbrush. Plummer is of a consumptive nature, and as he was thinly clad at the time of his escape, it is not expected that he has survived the in tense cold of the past week. The search now being prosecuted with the idea that his body will be found hidden in the woods near Cushing. 1H Ambassador to England. Washington, Dec. 18.—Joseph H. Choate's appointment as Ambassador to England will surely be made as soon as the President returns and the Senate is ready to confirm the nomination. It is settled that the most coveted place in American diplomacy goes to the bril liant New York lawyer. The irienas of the other candidates, all of whom are also from New York, and who have had most numerous and zealous backing, have given up the fight for their favor ites, and are sending congratulations to Mr. Choate. All Stock Records Broken. Nzw York, Dec. 18.—The aggregate sales of stocks and bonds this week break all previous records. Stock transactions for five days ending yesterday reached 4,056,127 shares, and the value of the bonds sold in the same period amounted to $38,475,000. New N aval Magazine. Washington, Dec. 18.—The Naval Board appointed some time ago to select site fora naval magazine near the port of New York has reported in favor of land lying between the Palisades and the river "at Edgewater, N. J., just below Fort Lee landing, and opposite One Hundred and Thirtieth street, New York. Hon. L. Irving Handy delivered a lec ture recently at Delaware College, taking for hiB subject "The Road to Vic tory." The Congressman has evidently forgotten the recent campaign and the important part the "cross of gold" played that occasion.