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ALTON WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, THUMB AY, It, llfob* OIL INSPECTORS Wilt NOT CUSH. StaiCard Oil Company will »ecoo.nl*e Mr. Mahoney as (he City Oil Inspector. fYix-nt indications are that there will he no clash boiween the rival coal oil in-tpcotoi-s I'cpii'si-ijiing .tin tinty arid the cit\ in the inspection of the oil nt tin- Standard < >il <j<>. Mr. M. Mahoney, v.ho has been appointed coal oil inspector by Mayor' Young, vi.sitcd the Standard oil Works in tin- Kast Knd. yesterday, a'ld he i-ei)oi-ts having been received with open arms, lie staled that the representative of the Standard oiH 'o.. Mr. .1". K. Wheeler, said there would b • no objection to his inspecting the oils there but that nil tin-oil now on hand was inspected by Mr. G. !•'. Crowe. December !l. and that the Standard Oil Co. would demur to a sei'iiiid inspection. Mr. Mahoney said he would take the matter- under advisement and would 'leoido whether or n it the oil must be inspected a second time by himself. Mr. Wheeler holds that the State law provides for but one inspection of oil by an accredited msii"ctor in the State, and that only one inspection will be paid for. If Mr. Mahoney inspects theoi) a lime he will receive no pay Standard Oil Co. Mr. Wheeler was airl stated that Ml he n-cognized when t!ie i,roper credentials. II that if Mr. G. F. Crowe sis! in maintainfng hi.s appointment ::ri(! in inspecting the oil the Standard oil <'o. will pay neither of them but will hold back payments until the i-ourts decide the question of how many inspections are necessary. Mi'. Wheeler is of the opinion that the oil may be inspected in any other- purl of the State and that the inspection must stand. WUtR WORKS COMMITTEE ON ITS DIGNITY. Reients Mr. Venner's Implication nf city's Inability to liaise Money, and Says Its "None of His Business " second from the interviewed today . Mahoney would he should present • also said should por- MARCH OF THE MICROBES. Chicago River Known by its Color and Foul Smell. The commission appointed to tiring about the municipal ownership of tin- water works system took a -tain! on its dignity at the meeting held Insi evening. The commission, consisting of May or Young. Win. Kliot Smith, president of the Illinois < Iliir-s Conpany: ex-Mayor II. G, M'l'ike. »\- M:iyor KIII-HS I'fetll'onborger and Aldermen Yager. Daniels and Davis, read the letter of Mr. C. II. Veiiner. president, of the Boston Water \ Light Company, and the commission unanimously expressed the opinion that it is none of Mr. Vernier's business as to how the city of Alton raises the money to buy the water plant, providing the city does raise the money and does buy the plant. .Mr- Vonner's implication that the city of Alton is not. able to raise the money to buy the water works system was resented deeply, and when Mr. Vernier receives the reply of the water works commission he will probably understand that the people of Alton have a mind of their own and it is set on owning the water works. •The consensus of opinion of the members of \he commission is that, the city must own the water works system and that it will have the old waterworks system, if possible, but will build a new one if necessary. The members of the commission agreed that it is more desirable to have one system here, but they do not propose to allow Mr. Vennor to dictate to them to his own interests. WHAT HAS BECOME Of THE MONEY/ Discovery Made that the State Street Paving Fund Was Misappropriated. BISCUIT WAR PROMISED ALTON PEOPLE National Baking Co Will Establish a Branch In Alton to Freeze Out Bakeries Nit In the Trust. CHICAGO, lu,., Jan. 4. At.") o'clock tonight the water in the drainage, canal at Loekport was 1~> inches deep. The Chicago river water was first observed there at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and at noon today it had risen (i inches. The advancing line of black, microbe-laden river water is visible at Willow Springs, but below that point the ice hides it from view. The gate at the controlling works fit Loekport was ordered closed as soon as tHe water reached the sill, 1~> feet above the bottom of thechannel. which will take three days. The order was issued today by the engineering committee. The object of the closing of the gates is to allow the upper channel to /ill so that the dam at Campbell avenue may he dredged out, which holds back the river' at that point. It is not thought that it will be necessary to keep the gales closed for more than a week or ten days. Warren Crews Has a Bargain. \Varren Crews, the harbormaster, has secured a bargain in a steam launch he bought"; Thursday. The Jaunch is practically as good as new and cost *o,000, but its lease of life appeared to be very short, and its owner sold it for *4.")0. The boat became caught in the ice near (/rafton and its fragile shell seemed to he threatened with destruction by the ice Hoes when tht! ice gorge should In-oak up. The owner- offered her for sale at Grafton and a telephone message was sent to Beall Bros, in this city that the boat c )uld be bought for-$450. Heal) Bros, did not accept the offer as they have more, business than they can attend to and will have no time for vacations very soon. Warren Crews was told of tire chance, to buy a bout cheap and qui-kly closed the bargain. The boat is in a bad position but her owner- thinks she may be saved and that he has a bar-gain. A Pretty Reception. The reception at. the borne of Mr-, and Mrs. Albert Wade, Thursday af- to -noon, was one of the, very pleasant Boc-ial events of the season. The parlors of the Wade homo were thronged with ladies during the reception. The hostesses, Mrs. Albert Wade, Miss Wnde anil Mrs. Samuel Wade, with Miss Harriet Mills, of Boston, received the guests. The parlors were decorated with a wealth of (lowers and blossomed with roses as a Juno garden. Tin? hostesses wore assisted in receiving their guests by Mrs. ,1. Kd- win Uullleld, Misses Hilda ami Alice Hewitt, Annette Schweppe, Laura Baker, Louise and Salome llatheway, Alice and Kinil.v Drury and Bessie MoAdains. George Laws was bound over to the Jersey county grand jury 1'Yiday in t'lo Hum of $1,000 for hide stealing and f and. Laws denied he knew Georj.o \Vood« or had ever had business rt 1 itloiiK with him, When Woods in- sUled he was aoi|iiaintod with Laws the prisoner attempted to brain Wood-, ill court, lli-sl with a chair, then with a huuvy iron poker, George .saved JI!H head and canto buck from .li-rsiy- Ville td toll the tali! last night. I'ull Him of up-to-date furnishings. - L. U. HruegKeiiian Tailoring Co. The people of Alton are promised a war- between' rival biscuit companies and the probable result will be a reign of low prices in bakery goods. ' The Do/ier Bakery Co., of St. Louis, one of the National Trust bakeries, will open a brant-h oflice in Alton within a few weeks and will employ agents to distribute'its goods. The room at 1,')2 West Second street in the building owned by C. F. Yeakel has been rented by the Do/ier. company and arrangements are being made for beginning an interesting tight for the business of Alton and adjacent towns. The trust bakeries have decided on a light with some of the non-trust bakeries, notably a Peoria firm which has been cutting deeply into the trust business. Trusts plan is to crush or force competitors to sell out their business. The Dozier company now controls a large share of the Alton business but it is understood that grocers have given the preference to the goods not made by the trust. The name of the agent of the Do/it r company will be (announced in a few- days, and it is reported it will be a well-known young grocery man of Alton, New Doors for the Episcopal Church. Mr. .1. W. Mawdsley, carpenter, employed by the Illinois Glass Works, has made a pair of handsome doors for the entrance to St. Paul's lOpisco- pal church. They are of oak, and hand-made. The work includes the frames. They will be put in place next week. Mr-. Mawdsley is an expert workman. The doors and frames cost about $^25. The work was done at Mr-. W. .1. Gratian's organ factory. The difficulty between the Alton Railway, Gas \ Kleetrie Light Company and Upper- Alton is about to be settled. Mr-. Porter Friday received notice from the village clerk that unless he complies within ten days with the terms of his franchise, proceedings to declare the franchise forfeited would be instituted. Mr. Porter said Friday afternoon that he will accede to the demands of the village board and will place the lights. The difference was as to live or- six incandescent lights which wereclairned to he due the village. The monthly bills of the Hlee.trle Light Co. have not been paid for two months past. Mr. I'orUr says the work would have been tore two months ago but when the trouble began and thu payment of tin- bill was refused he decided to let the mutter rest a short time. The operetta "Dross 1 [ehcarsal" will be given January 1" ami 111 at Temple theatre, lor- the benefit of the Woman's Homo Association. The operetta will bo by home talent and the participants are being drilled assiduously by the ladies in charge. The treasury of the association will need all the money it can got from the operetta and the ladies will interest as many people as possible in the entertainment. licorgii S. Morrison, who designed and buildcdthe Altonand Bellclontaine bridge.-., sailed from New York) S;it- urday as one of a commission of six engineers appointed by Piv.sldcij! McKinlc\ to investigate as to the advisability of oonMrucling the Nicaragua canal. Lee Ilill-ville hll-. »<ili<- to I'ittsbui^, Kan., to take a position with tin- Kan- sii.-> i il>. Pin-bur-; A- Gull railroad. The presentation of some Stati- st reel paving bonds by C. A. < 'a Id well, cii-hii'i- of Alton National Dank, to city comptroller \oMorda.v for redemption has brought to light a startling state of utTaii's. It was discovered thnt the Stnte street paving special tax fiiml had been misappropriated and there remains bin a comparatively small sum therein to redeem about ifcinnif in bonds held b\ the Alton National Bank and additional bonds held by other investors. The bonds were presented to Comptroller Gossrau b> Mr. Caldwell that the payment of the bonds had b.ien refused. Reference to the comptroller's books s|io»ed that- there was no money in the State street paving fund where there should have been several thousands of dollars. The bonds issued by the city are to be redeemed with the money paid into the fund by the special tax collector and this money is held in trust by the city in the special fund created for the purpose. The special tax records have been destroyed. Mr. Ward, the late collector says, and there is no means of learning when- the discrepancy in tin- city's accounts occurred. Mr. Caldwell has employed .1. R, Hancock, special tax collector, to make an investigation to learn just what amount each property owner has paid into the State street fund. Until the report of Mr. Hancock is made the exact amount of money which has been misappropriated can not be learned, but it is estimated to be over$2,.'iOO. Mr. Hancock started out today to inter-view property owners in the interest of the Alton National Bank, and will ask each one to show by hi.s receipt the amount paid. The misappropriation of the funds occurred before the late city administration went out of office. Comptroller Gossrau's Statement. Comptroller O. .). Gossrau made a statement today with reference to the apparent shortage in the State street paving special fnncl. He said that there was a .shortage of $2.'i47.2o when he took office, as that amount bad been paid out in excess of what had been collected as the first payment by the Special Tax Collector. This.shortage has been reduced by subsequent collections until now it is $314.(id. But there has now become dire $3(100 in bonds for the payment of which there should be that amount in the fund. The total defeciency is now $IJ.i)14.iiO. In addition to this there is $532.72 shortage in the Bluff street fund. The explanation of the shortage is difficult but it is thought the first payments were not enough to pay the contractor and that the Brueggemann administration resorted to the ir-s regular- plan of taking the money which should have been kept to re deem the bonds when they should become due. The holders of the bonds have become anxious as to their security and it is feared they. may be losers. It is possible, however, that the money may be accounted for when J. H. Hancock has completed the investigation ae to iihat property holders have paid up. Miss Lizzie Ward, deputy, for- P. Ward, when special- tax collector, states that she has all receipts for cash paid her by State street property owners for paving, and will shortly' present a report of all moneys received by her. She states that about $12,000 had boo.n paid up to the time she retired from the office. SLOWLY CRAWLING SOUTHWARD • Chicago Sewage Pouring Into the Canal at a Good Rate. ' Cini'.uio. ILL., January .'!. The water of the Chicago river has been pouring into the drainage canal all day at the rate of (ill.(Kill cubic feet every minute. The torrent of foul smelling black water has so changed the appca.tancc of the canal that today it bears some resemblance to the great canal as seen in the droatnn of the trustees. The water in the canal is deep enough to float a vessel of considerable size, but it will take at least a week for the channel t;> fill. The effect on the river is apparent. The How toward the lake has ceased. The river is now running up stream lit the rate of one-third of a mile an hour. The black muddy color of the stream is gradually giving way to a new color, the color of fresh water. • Ice has been moving up the river all day toward the Ked/.ie avenue sluiceway, and rivertnen said it came from the mouth of the river and the lake. All of the sewers along the main river- and the south branch could not overcome the wholesome effect of the new cur-rent toward the drainage canal. Tin 1 line of clearer water advanced southward all day despite a heavy wind blowing the opposite way. By this evening the water of the river had taken on a clearer tinge as far south as the Twelfth street bridge. Kven the south fork of .the south branch, known as the stock yards branch, looked clearer. It was announced at noon tluit the water had passed Korneo and would reach the controlling works at Lockport withnn twelve hours. Men have been stationed a mile apart along the entire route of the channel to report conditions by telephone. A NEW .TKRSEV justice has deckled that shaving IH a necessity and refused to punish barbers who kept open on Sunday. He has lined butchers who kept their shops open on Sunday, bo- cau.-io ho did not consider meat a necessity. For line distinctions .lorsoy- men are experts. | I!Y tiro 21 st of this month (ion. Otis j will have the lust, of the forces raised for the war in the I'hilippines, with him- Xinc transports loaded with soldiers have arrived at Manila this week. The General's army will be <;.">,000 men, and with this number it, is hoped lie will soon be able to control the islands. It is one of the largest armies ever commanded by an American olllcoi Grant, Sherman arid a ftnv others commanded larger armies, but Otis has the largest in It") years. CJov. McLaur-in, of Mississippi, in his message to the logislatureon Wednesday, severely criticized the teaching of polygamous Mormons in that State, of which the following is a sumpie: "There is no threatened danger to the State more baneful than the lecherous teaching of the Mormon apostles of polygamy. It is more dangerous because it is taught under the guise of the ministry of the gospel. The Mormons disclaim the open teaching of polygamy in the pulpit, but they teach it in the corner and the minister's cloak gives potent**- to'their speech." regard to polygamy. One of cont orders elates that H is to Import or sell 'intoxicating in the island except by special issued by the government, and violation of the order will h by a line of $1(KI dollars or' menl for thirty days or by both, a second offense all of the. goods may be coiiHscated.' eiinoss," says the order, " is t, MI , source of nil crime and trouble i n j island, and must and shall c,, n j, The Governor stopped'polygamy, '' drove the friars away from the isla and appears to be in every man for tin 1 place. Nliitlii 0. A. R. and W. R. C. Installation. .The officers of Alton Post. G. A. H.. and of the Woman's Relief Corps were installed at a joint meeting of the two orders last evening. A. P. Hen-en, of the G. A. R., and Mrs. Sophia Demuth, of the W. R. ('.. acted as installing officers. George Johnson, of Upper Alton, and Rev. H. M. Chittenden made addresses. Colonel Pack treated the gentlemen to cigars as a token of appreciation and the evening passed pleasantly. The officers of the G. AR. are: James Pack, commander; James Smith, senior vice: James K. Francis, junior vice: Cyrus Renfro, surgeon; W. W. Reeder, chaplain; C. S. Lehr, adjutant: B. Nathan, quartermaster: F. W. Brooks, officer of day: Louis W. Calame, officer- of guard: G. Dixon, S. M..: A. Ruth, Q. M. The W. R. C 1 , officers are: Miss L. Hamilton, president; Mrs. A. Luttrell: S. V.; Mrs. Maria Moyer, J. V.: Mrs. S. S. Herr-en, treasurer: Mrs. Francis Bryan, chaplain: Mrs. S. Demuth, conductor: Mrs. Clayton, secretary: Mrs. M. J. Pack, guard. SKNATOH BKVEIUDGE of Indiana offered the following resolution in the Senate Thursday and will speak on it Tuesday next: "That the Philippine Islands are territory belonging to the United States, that it is the intention of the United States to retain them as such and to establish and maintain such government control throughout the archipalago as the situation may demand." Senator Beveridge is the youngest man in the Senate. He spent several months in the Philippines last summer-, and it is stated he will"give his experiences in his speech. The Senator is an effective and interesting speaker. Alton Lodge No. 1", A. O. U. W., installed the following officers Friday evening: Joshua Dixon, P. M. W.: P. B. Robertson, M. W.; E. E. Rutledge, Foreman: F. Yeager, Overseer: James H. Ryan, Recorder; Theodore Hinkel, Receiver: C. B. Stanton, Financier-; John Ronshausen, Guide: H. Weber, I. W.; J. J. Reilly, O. W.: J. Ronshausen, Trustee for 18 months. Census Enumerators From a circular from the Census Bureau giving the qualifications tor census enumerators, the following paragraph is taken: Kueh person seeking appointment as census enumerator must take a written application to the supervisor for the district of which a resident, giving the Christian name and surname in full: whether- a citizen of the United States or- not: present legal residence!; sex and color: place of birth; the principal facts of education and of professional or business experience, including a statement of all national, state, county or- municipal offices held at any time; nature of present occupation, if any: previous experience in census work: physical condition, anti-knowledge of English nnd other languages. This application (see form 7-217) must be made in the handwriting of the applicant throughout, and must bo certified to as snob. Red Hair a Jonah to Domestic Happiness Augustus X. Hammond, formerly of Wahush, lird., now of Perry, Okla.. hoinii, has brought suit for divorce against his wife. Ae alleges that his wife has treated him with marked cruelty, even resorting to pcrsosal violence. In a letter Mr. Hammond advise* a friend never to marry a redheaded woman, as his experience with Mrs. Hammond, who has locks of an- bui'n hue, has convinced him there is no domestic happini ss where n man's partner has red hair. "Tt the annual meeting of ihi- l!ii| - lUt congregation held Friday evening C. A. Cald\\oll, Hobrri Forbes anil George T, DllvU wore elected trustees' II. M. Curr, treasurer: Geo. Kuicrv, clerk; Clm>. Stol/cl, tiviiMirer !,f benelicciiccs. The contract for- remodeling the old vinegar factory building into a modern freight depot with offices up stairs was let to D. Ryan Thursday by Superintendent C. Millurd. The old frame building on the levee will be vacated and torn down when the new freight office is ready for occupancy. The Alton Turn Verein has elected the following officers: Fred Hoefert, president: Fred Nicolet, vice president: Otto Gossrau, financial secretary; Henry Lutz, secretary: Herman Luer, treasurer: A. Finke, R. Gossrau, August Luer. Will Schrnoeller and C. Yackel, trustees. The ladies of the Woman's Home Association held their regular meeting Friday and received the report of the custodian of the home. The number of men Is served in the year 18W) is 18,:toti and the number of lodg. ings is (1,1 JL George Beck, fornerly Superintendent of the Alton gas works, has been appointed superintendent of tht pi int at Sunbury, Pa. THE comparative statement of the government's receipts and .expenditures issued today shows that for December, 1809, the receipts were $40,- 7f)!),104, against $41,404,793 for December, 1898. The expenditures last month were $*3!l, 145,55!), against $41,- 8.i4,S07 for December, 1898. which leaves a surplus for last month of $",- (il.V>4,j, against n deficit of $4(10,014 for December-, 1898, The receipts from all sources in the last six months amount to $284,793,494. with expenditures of *2«;{,70(i,5«0, which leaves a surplus for the half year of $21.020,!'.'54, against a deficit for- the corresponding period of last year of $8:t.- 719.422. • '_ DEMOCRATS, as a rule 1 , have an intense horror of Federal Court injunctions- ••government by injunction" as they term it. However, whenever- a Federal injunction will aid them personally or- politically it becomes an excellent instrument. Attorney General Crow, of Missouri, threatens to enjoin,' in the Federal Courts, the sending of Chicago's sewage through the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. But as the expansionist said to his opponent, "we have already expanded," so the drainage trustees may reply to "Jim" Crowe's injunction "we have already done it, Mr-.. Crow: stop the sewage if you can." In this connection it may be stated that St. Louis pollutes the Mississippi with its sewage. Possibly St. Louis is the only city that has a right to make a sewer of the Father of Waters. Governor Roosevelt on Trusn. Governor Itoosevelt in his u message to the New York Leg IN! discusses the trust question" from ( standpoint of a broadminded man. While admitting that it is! possible, and probably not good cy, to prevent business lirrns combining and forming trusts, be'jj gues for public inspection ofthotr US | in order- that it may be ascertain, whether they are doing business( sound principles or on largely stocks. The Governor says: should know authoritatively whet! stocks represent actual valueof pain or whether it represents brniuigi good will: or, if not, what it doe resent if anything. It is desira know how much was actually boughi how much was issued free, andt whom, and, if possible, for what; son. This would enable us to see what the public has a right to t>j in the way of service and taxation. 1 ! The Governor- advocates inspection/ the combines, under federal in a somewhat similar form as prevaill with National banks. Combination! are formed by business association in which fictitious values are on the concerns pur-chased and watered! stock is issued therefor which require! large profits to pay dividends. Take,! for instance, the tobacco trust. It) purchased the factories in St. Louis! and paid fictitious prices for- then,! Col. Mose Wetmore. it is stated, re-l caived an enormous sum for his stock! in the Liggett and Myers Compand The large profits required to pay the! diyideuds in watered stock neee.ssitawj the increase in price, as well as the] discharge of men to cut expenses. If] a law c'ould be passed against issuing] stock in excess of actual value one of] the great evils of the trust would be] done away with. Some such plan as] is advocated by Gov. Roosevelt, and! with the ideas put forth by otherpracti-J cal business men,would inashorttime,! be a wholesome remedy to the form-l ing of great combinations on fictitious] values, and the issuance of stock! greatly in excess of what the business! is really worth, and thereby requiring] vast sums to pay reasonable divi-J d'ends. gas Kor Die T|..i,i-:i;ii,u'ii. In Memorlam. Tin. It-iiDoHH truiHojw mourn u KIU| inn.well To I.uwlim-ilii! linn Noldlcr, ti'iio unit ln-uvis V\ lio, In distant |,u/. ( ,i), Hnlitlm* Ml, Anil IIHIIII! Ion NOOII mi hunoivil Holillcr-'N KCIIVl'. l-'i-orn rurllfHi iimnhuiHl hi- lolliiwcil wlu-iv I'liu Imnm-i- ol'lilH I'Diiiur.v Hlmm< Ixii'iin- \VliiTi-lnilli'iN |)U<i-ci'(lilii- iiiiwik-r-Nffriifiluir Ami uinmmH nm m | niclr lulfi) nfi-runl wur. He's KOIU-; iiiiuilu-r liiki-H ilu< iicrixi'N uiai'i. I'liiin Hie lli-liI ni lmlllf,,liiit hlH mm it. I In- i-ii|i|iurlirinlK nnil Iraltoi'H run nVr i-iliii... unili-inl Million piiim* „,,,„, , )lt . Hi-roll of ramp. I'll! IMII.V I lif 11 rnc Noon limn \Vlll l.ui'i- Ins hr.ul anil I hi >xc \Vlni Hulil unit hli'i-il mill lull in !«, 'JWM tin when every 'i |iriiyi-r fur I-'K Mill •• jumr, »|/(ircHM.<<l mid Iciionini of Illilivll iil'ri-litlll Irn, (III- in-III I o|-|ln l( , 1 IdNlor.v. omv<-« HH- woiili ul'im-ii |||u- Tlir All II!N llieo; \V ho lull nun i.iu-1-liln- nnil ilh- Mililhnr Hl'l \ HlK (lull, tlll-ll' riillllll'.V mill iHII/HUl'lir M,u I.I;A.V I,. U .UKI.N'K'. THE Chicago Inter Ocean is the warmest friend the Boers have among the newspapers of the 'West. And yet the / 0 regrets that Senator Mason poses as the friend of the Boers. Jt seems to think that Billy overdoes any cause to which he may attach himself. Hero is what it says of his advocacy of the Boers: There is probably not a sincere friend of the Boers in the United States who does not regret that Mr. Mason has chosen to pose as the only active and appreciative friend in this country of the South African republics. Our junior Senator has such talents for getting pu the wrong side of every great question that the people uncon- sciouslv assume when he speaks for a cause that the cause must be either silly or wrong. Consequently, Mr. Mason is doing more injury "to the Boer cause than all the pro-British talkers put, together. Kven the intelligent champions of the Uoers must question their own judgement when they find Mr. Mason on their side. The Senator, on last Friday, instead of attending the Republican meeting at Springfield, wont to Kansas City, and talked to a lot of. Democrats. It shows whore the Senator now looks for sympathy. Time was when ho could not have boon kept away from such a meeting as that at Springfield last w.-ok. The Future of the Colored Race. Hooker T. Washington, principal! of the Tuskegee Institute, for the euu-l cation of the colored race, writes in I the Century for January of the future! of his race. While recognizing that! it will require long years of patient! work to elevate the .southern negro, Mr,j Washington is certain that it will be| done by agricultural, mechanical and] domestic training. He wisely says:! "The negro will find his way up as.af man just in proportion as he makes] himself valuable, possesses 'something 1 ] that a white man wants, can do soare-l thing as well as or better than a white] man." He also offers the following.] sage advice: There never was a greater oppor-j tunity for men of wealth to pliu-eal few million dollars where they couldl 'be used in lifting up and regenerating f a whole race; and let it alwavsbe borne in mind that every dollar given for the proper education of the negro in the south is almost as much help] to the southern white man as to the] negro himself. So long as the whites in the south are surrounded by a race] that is, in a large measure, in ignorance and poverty, .so long will this ignorance and poverty of the negro I i. a score of ways prevent the highest :| est development of the white man. Smith African War Newt. LONDON, .Ian. 5.—General Bullerisl now ready for another attack on the] Boer lines at the Tugela river. Already he has assumed the aggressive, The Colenso trenches were heavily! shelled yesterday, causing a stampede 1 of some of the Boers' horses. British.' scouts daily are sent toward the Tugela river to engage the Boer guards. General Duller has received his trutH lion engines, and they have been suo-| cessfully tested. The Boers say thttt| the British cannon fire is ineffective,! .loubert says he has not lost a injuul lyddite fire. tedly! Captain O'U-ary, whom President McKiiili-.y appointed Governor of Guam, ono of our new possessions in thu 1'tto.lflo, i* u i-t-u) Icing, nod former of the purest typo. O'U-ary has already earihod slavery to bo abolished in the island, compelling a number of friars to leave the place. He has amended the marriage laws ift a re- Gov Uerl It has been demonstrated repeat in every state in tiro Union ani many foreign countries that ChujJ Iain's Coitgh Uemedy is a, certain! veiitatlve and euro for- croup. It become the universal remedy for disease. M. V. Fisher of L'iborty Va., only repeats what has been around the globe when ho writes;, have used Chamberlain's Cough ed.v in my family for weveful and alwayu with perfect success.' believe that. It is not only the cough remedy, but that it is a cure for croup. It has saved tire llvelT of 0111; children a number of Uiws.'j This remedy is for sale by K. Marsh, S. H. WysM ; and Paul's I'lmnmicy. What •topi neurolgtar ut, nun*' Fuln Pllta,

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