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rullhhoi Wecilj at Camden, Tcnn.
EaleJiJ at Camden as BeconJ-Class
irall Matter.
TltiTIS BROS., rulllilicrs,
Camden, Tena.
Kaland'a qti.v.'ii !uu pivi'ii nnotlier
illustration of lu-v mh I hravt mul
cwiniiiou Hi!ix(. A fuw wcel.H no'0 hU
Fft ft pract.cul t; x a . 1 1 j 1 0 to the lim.lc.l
p: oi.i iotois uf the United Kin.'ilom l.y
I111V1113 hor lienla teitod for t l.emilo
h!h nnd ordei in;; all infected nuhnala
to bo si a ugh to; c 1.
According to Sir Djco Duckworth,
the treasurer of tho Royal College of
Physicians of Louilon, public opinion
in England has of luto muchvcerol
1011ml towards the simplification of
funerals. There is a Burial, Fuueial,
and Mourning Reform association, ono
of whoso principal objects is to abolish
the old-fashioned aud barbarous lead
coffin and advocate the earth-to-earth
system of burial.
Bicycle riding in some portions of
the world is considered incomplete in
joys until a patented tow rope has
been added to the rider's outfit by
means of which the woman rider may
make a sure aud tireless journey up
hillsides at the expense of the man
of the party. That dropping out of a
line for her to cling to is an old idea
but the line is perfect now with
springs and coils and all that sort of
thing. No wonder that bicycle riding
is losing its popularity. It is getting
t ) be a rather onesided sort of
Massachusetts now has two associa
tions for providiug aunuities for retired
public school teachers one for Bos
ton teachers only, the other and the
youngest for the teachers in the cities
and towns. The last is believed to be
the only guild organized by the union
of small cities and towns. Though
scarcely six years old, the Teachers'
Annuity guild has a permanent fund
of over $51,000 and an annuity fund
exceeding $10,000. It is provided
that aunuities shall be CO per cent, of
the annual salary at the time of re
tirement, with a limit of $(300. The
present assessment is one per cent, of
annual salary, with a limit of $20 per
annum, which it is proposed to reduce
to $10. A similar plan has been
adopted in a number of large cities in
the country.
By careful computation the Finan
cial Chrouic'e rinds that the cotton
crop for the year ending Sept. 1, 1890,
amounted to no less than 11,235,383
bales. At average present prices this
means a wealth of $337,001,490 taken
from the soil in the form of a single
crop which is grown only in a part of
the country. Wo are becoming a great
manufacturing nation. We are espe
cially multiplying and extending
our cotton mills. Yet of our 11,235,
383 bales of cotton we have manu
factured only 3,047,118 bales-, while
we have sent abroad 7,302,788 bales
for the workmen of other countries to
convert into cloths. Obviously our
cotton-spinning and cotton-weaving
industries are still in their infancy.
Think of the millions in wages that
will be paid to American workmen
wheu we come to manufacture all our
Careful estimates made during the
year 18D0 indicated that no less than
120,000 horses were required for the
propulsion of the street cars in actual
vise in the various cities in the United
States. Recent estimates indicate
that about 15,000 horses are all that
are requisite today for the horse-car
service throughout the entire United
States. This surely is a remarkable
evidence of the emancipation of the
street car horso. Thirteen years ago
it was estimated that over 20,000 of
these patient and noble servants of
man were rendered useless from the
excessive strain and overwork to which
they were subjected. So soon does
the public mind adapt itself to changed
conditions that comparatively few peo
ple appreciate fully the beneficial
effects which the elimination of the
street car horse Ivor our public
thoroughfares aud the adoption of the
cable and electric systauis has s-cuied.
Krcgcr Has Araj of Scvectcca T!;cas2a J
to Face Twelve Thousand British.
Londou advices received Sunday
state that the situation at Ladysmith
without becoming alarming, is suffi
ciently dangerous to excite anxiety.
Evidently the Boers are trying to re
peat their Duudce tactics. Roughly
estimated they have 17,000 as against
12,000 British.
The delay in the Boer attack is ro
ported to be due to the non-arrival of
Commander General Joubert'a col
umn. This has given the British a
much needed respite after their ro
cent exertions.
Everything, it is now considered,
hinges upon General White's resource
and judgment. Nothing is known re
garding the progress of defensive
works for the protection of Lady
smith. The censorship is mere active than
ever. According to the London Daily
Chronicle's correspondent, the new
regulations limit the number of words
allowed for press messages to one
fourth thd number allowable before.
Farmers in the neighborhood of
Ladysmith have left their farms and
etock at the mercy of the Boers, and
are congregated in the town. The
two guns the Boers have mounted are
powerful weapons. They are the ones
used in the shelling of Dundee, and it
a matter of Considerable surprise how
they managed to support such heavy
Kramer Goos to the Front.
Again it is reported that President
Kruger accompanied General Jonbert
to the front in a splendidly fitted
The Standard's correspondent at
Ladygmitb, telegraphing Saturday,
sends a statement that the Boers have
captured 1,500 mules, a loss that most
seriously inconveniences the British
transportation facilities. The attempt
of the Boers to cut the railway at Pete
Pleters was frustrated by the British
The wife of General Jan Koek has
arrived at Ladysmith under a flag of
truce to nurse her wounded husband.
All the unwounded Boer prisoners
have been sent to Durban to prevent
any attempt at rescue.
The explanwtion of the Alleged Boer
massacre at Dundee appears to be that
a portion of the town guard, although
fairly warned by General Rule before
his retirement, continued to carry arms
and thirty of them were shot before
the Boers discovered who they were.
The body of Sir William Symonds
was buried without a coffin, shrouded
in the Union Jack. Among the papers
found upon him was a telegram from
Lady Symonds congratulating him
upon his success.
Later accounts of the first battle and
the evacuation of Dundee do not give
these affairs a rosier hue. Owing to
the shelling of Glencoe camp the tele
graph offices were compelled to scam
per with numerous unforwarded dis
patches. Then when the Boers enter
ed Dundee they indulged in general
looting of the stores, but apparently
did not otherwise molest the populace.
In the first battle the Boers captured
the Maxim of the Eighteenth Hussars,
but only after the entire crew of the
gun, with one exception, had been dis
abled. The survivor effectually dam
aged the gun. Only two officers of
the staff of General Symonds came off
without a wound.
Again it is asserted the moment the
Royal Dublin Fusiliers reached the
summit of the kopje at Glencoe, the
Boers showed a white flag and asked
a truce to bury their dead. The Brit
ish artillery was ordered to cease firing,
and the Boers took advantage of the
opportunity to retreat en masse.
Otherwise, they would have been de
cimated by the British cannon.
The special correspondent of The
Daily Mail at Ladysmith, telegraphing
Sunday.describesthe arrival of the war
Campaigning In Philippines Replete
With Hardships.
Sergeant L. L. Richardson, who has
spent 14 months in the Philippines,
arrived in ' Tensacola, F'a., a day or
two ago enroute to hi3 home in Chip
ley. He enlisted at Fort Barrancas,
in 1805, and was among the first
soldiers to land in the islands, being
attached to battery G, Third artillery!
Richardson states that his regiment
which went on duty over a year ago,
a fine body of men, are now almost
skeletons of their former selves. At
least 80 per cent, including himself,
have sufl'ei ed from dysentary and oth
er diseases.
baloon there on Saturday. It waa
welcomed, he said, with wild dances
by tho Kaffirs, who regard it as a deity,
flenrral White and General Sir Archi
bald Hunter both ascended on Sunday
and rcccnnoitcred the enemy's posi
tion. Two lorcfi In Conjunction.
Accor4ing to the lateet reports frr m
Cape Town, General Joubert has join
ed hands with the Frco State forcps,
and there has been some outpost fight
ing. President Kruger has arrived ut
Gleicoe. There is no fresh news from
the western frontier. The mines are
still working at Kimberley, with pro
visions enough to last nine months.
Cecil Rhodes has mounted and fully
equipped a town guard of 400 men at
a cost 15,000.
The household guard, it is an
nounced, have received orders to form
a composite regiment for South Africa,
including the First Life Guards, Lien
tenant Colonel Sir Lockhart command
ing, quartered at Windsor, and de
tachments of the Second Life Guards,
Cfdonel the Earle of Dundonald com
manding, and the Royal Horse Guards,
Lieutenant Colonel Brecklenhurst
commanding. .
The Standard voices tho general
anxiety regarding Sir George White's
position by remarking the adaptability
and able strategy of the Boers, for
which they had hitherto not been
given credit.
For Cash Declared To Be Illegal
By the Civil Service
A Washington dispatch says: A
long official statement reviewing the
legal phases of the political assess
ment question, and holding that the
soliciting of campaign funds by letter
comes clearly within tho remedial pro
visions of the civil service law has
been made publie by the civil servioe
commission. The commission made
the statement because of ciroulars
sent out by W. F. Burdett, as treas
urer of the fluance committee of the
Ohio republican state executive com
mittee, soliciting contributions from
federal employees.
The commission says the Ohio cir
culars bring up clearly the questions
so long awaiting judicial determina
tion, as to whether soliciting contri
butions for political purposes by moans
of letters addressed to federal officers
or employes at their offices constitutes
an offense under the 12th section of
the civil service aot.
The commission's ruling, or brief,
now made public was submitted by
President Proctor, of the commission
to Senator George F. Edmunds, of,
Vermont, who was chairman of the
senate judiciary committee at the time
the civil service act was passed. The !
latter, in his opinion, to which the
committee gives particular signifi
cance, says:
"I entirely agree with the conclu
sions stated in the briof. I think it is
clear that the solicitation of such po
litical aids by means of the postoffice
is distinctly within the prohibition of
section 12 of the act to which you ro
fer. The language of the section is,
'that no person shall in any room or
building,' etc., 'solicit in any manner
whatever,' etc. It is not that a person
being in a room or building shall so
licit, but it is that no solicitation shall
be made in any such place, no matter
where the person making the solicita
tion may be.
"If, for instance, a person on the
street outside the treasury depart
ment should send a written offer to
some person employed within the
building to pay a price for rob
bing the vaults ois committing
any other wrong, it would be clear
that his offense was committed within
the building, for the writing of the
offer would be entirely incomplete
until delivered to the person to whom
it was addressed. I think it impossi
ble, therefore, to maintain that such
acts as you refer to are not both with
in the letter and the spirit of the act
of congress."
Inventor of Linotype Machine Passes
Away In Baltimore.
Ottmar Mergenthaler, the inventor
of the linotype setting machine, died
in Baltimore Saturday morning cf
cosumption. He was born in Ger
many on May 10th, 1834.
Mr. Mergenthaler's invention, the
linotype, revolutionized the printing
business and all papers of the leading
cities use the machines.
Mr. Mergenthaler sold the invention
to capitalists, reserving the right to
repair machines at his works at Locust
Point, Baltimore. His iuveution is
conceded to be the greatest of the'een-tury.
So Declared Commission
ers of Agriculture.
Adopted At Atlanta Meeting-Standard
Weights and Classification of Ccttoa
Is Most Emphatically Urged.
The association of commissioners of
agriculture of the cotton states com
pleted its work in Atlunta, Ga., Fri
day aud tha convention adjourned to
meet on January 10th in New Orleans.
The final session was one of the
most important of the three days' con
venvion, and the full report of the
committee on resolutions was read and
Tho convention declared to pnt forth
its most earnest efforts to secure stand
ard weights and proper classification
of cotton in the states represented in
the membership of the convention.
A resolution was adopted restricting
the membership of the convention to
the following states and territories:
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas,
Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Flor
ida, North and South Carolina, Vir
ginia and West Virginia, Tennessee,
Kentucky, California, territories of
Oklahoma, the Indian Nation, New
Mexico and Arizona.
Tho convention unanimously deoid
cd to go to work to get agriculture
taught iu the graded schools of the
states which are members of the asso
ciation. A cordial invitation was extended
capitalists and manufacturers to come
to the south and invest their money.
Manual training was most cordially
indorsed aud the aid and co-operation
of the convention was promised.
Farmers' institutes were warmly ap
proved, and resolutions endorsing
them were passed unanimously by the
A resolution thanking the governor
and the general assembly, the mayor
of Atlanta, the commissioner of educa
tion and the assistant commissioner,
the secretary of the convention and
his assistant and to the city press and
the people of Atlanta for kirdness and
courtesies extended the members of
the convention.
The action of the convention in de
claring for standard weights and classi
fication is regarded as the most impor
tant thing that has been undertaken
by the commissioners at this time, for
this strikes at the greatest foe to the
export buyers and the producers them
selves and gives promise of remedying
an evil that has been pronouncedly
militating against the cotton business
since it was first begun in the earliest
days of the south and agriculture,
cl Just how this standard weight and
nas8ification is to be bronght about
as not been stated, nor have any of
lha details connected with the pro
posed revolution and regeneration
been outlined, but the mere fact that
a movement has been begun along
this line is significant in meaning that
for the first time an effort, bold as it
may appear, has been made to fight
down the annual reclamations that
come across the water to rob the mer
chant and the farmer alike of whatever
profit has been made during the busy
By President Stevens, the following
resolution was read and adopted, look
ing toward securing standard weights
and classification of cotton:
"Whereas, The annual loss accruing
each year in the handling of the cotton
crop, growing out of the loss of weights
and failure of the bale to come up to
the sample classification, which is due
to the fact that there is no standard sys
tem of weights and classification, and
"Whereas, those reclamations de
stroy the profits of the business to the
merchant and is indirectly taken from
the pockets of the producer.
"Be it resolved by this convention,
That we use our earnest and energetio
efforts to bring about the proper stand
ard weights and classification of the
staple, urging such legislation an to
bring about the desired result, and
"Be it resolved further, That we in
vite the assistance and co-operation
of such exporters of cotton who realize
the importance of the movement and
who are, from experience, in position
to furnish substantial aid."
The convention, without doubt, is
one of the most important, if indeed
not the most important, that has met
in the south in years, for it has for its
purpose the rendering of substantial
aid to the farmer, the fountain source
of all material success and prosperity.
Castro Not Recognized.
A dispatch from Caracas, Venezuela,
says: The foreign ministers mtt last
Thursday at tbe American legation,
and decided not to recognize the Cas
tro government without instructions
from their respective governments.
"Duly Feed
Mm and Steal. "
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yHt 'vh;U hivt them st ,. .;,. gnj
vomen tiA Ate r.envus are so icue
their nen.es trt stjneJ. f,Vy
mke their lloodriJi ntJ re ivu h HyJ's
SdrsapariHn their nrnuncss d.r,jpfejLrs
haute the nerves jtre rrof'f'b fd.
3focd'i aUaha:ftq
An Flsment of Success.
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Smith -Will, he'll never vwmt for
anything that U to be l.ml for tho
asking. ruck.
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nrjr frr tblt IS jfnu.mnl leI1eT IjIid j.cr.
fvtly lionotnM la nil lulnrkn tranftm-titJiin
atid flnnm lHllr n)in to rimy out nuy oMIc
itnn niBil l.ylh'lr firm.
Wori imu, Wholrthla Drupplsta, Toledo,
Waimnii, Kinkam A Martin, WLolrsnl
I'rurrlMn, Tolrdo, Ohio.
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fare of th f5t-m. 1'rlrr, TV. pr buttle. olJ
vj all I5rnj'glf.ti. TYUmonlnM tree.
llitll'g Family Pill are ilie tU.
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Mm. w". I'kkiut, Van bi.-len and lilnke
Ave., Brooklyn, X. Y., Oct.JW. W.
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others could otily ee ua throiinh out eyrs
Why toko
Nauccouo Medicines?
Irs you suffering with
Ara you saffarir.g with
Are you aubject to COMC, FI.ATCI.ENCV
or PAINS In the BOW'lSf
l)e yen aufTer from RETENTION or M P
l'HESSION of UltlNEf
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Aromatic Schiedam
Pleasant to take, Stimulating;,
Diuretic, Stomachic, Absolutely Pure.
For Sale by nil GROCERS and
All hand.niln(Y1
handsomer minn mn.lA.
Sold at manufacturer
prices. V pay thk
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ble present
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rlo?rtie of hnml-paintpil
t- a i i a 1 1. j or if a y i K 'r
IjAjii , tree.
I .!fcjr Zwiy Lamp Gui
jV -; ? ' J2r you want it.
ack if
Manufactured by
Pittsburg Glass Co.
nttsburff, Pa.
er P fx nr QJ4ni?Q union
Worth $4 to $6 compared.
w in oiner makes. a
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'Ouga name aud price -; '
fttiinerl on ltntnm. .
o sulisiitute claimed to be .
gono. lour aeaicr V ' 'p
should keep them A. : 'jf
wy wc will sciiu jirtil v V- 77 XV'
:in receipt of price. Slate v,!k -
liind oj tutlier, size, and width, plain or
cap toe. Catalogue C free.
W. L. DOUG LA 3 SHOE CO.. Brockton, Mas.
No Gifts or Premiums, bat
The Best Chew on the market to-day.
Ballt for service. Bought for cash. Soli
by leading merchants Ask for our make
and set tho best that money will buy.
J. K. Orr Shoe Co,,
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