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SATURDAY. MAY 12, 1906.
KILLING THE GOLDEN EGG GOOSE
Few men linvd more pcttuidcnlly at '
templed In kill the "goose which lays
the golden egg'' than Hie uynicrme.ii
of Virginia. Instead of realizing that
their interests are bound up in tlu
development rather thnn Ilm destruc?
tion of I ho natural rock oyster beds,
they seem to have gone upon the the?
ory thai the business would last hut a
single season and that il was up to
them to make Hie most or the limited
opportunity liefere them, Thus inosl
of the tongcra operating on natural
rocks have persistently and consistly
violated the laws adopted by the leg?
islature lo protect and conserve Hie
shell fish supply of the hay and Us
As the years go by the complaint
of a poor oyster crop becomes more
frequent, coincident wltli the reports
of .more persistent efforts on the part
of the pirates to evade the law.
The oyster navy is admittedly una?
ble'tu cope with the violators of the
law. The Inevitable result of such
conditions is plain. The natural ;ueks
will he depleted ami the time soon will
come when the oyster business of the
Stale will he in the hands of (lie
planters. When tod late the lungers
will discover thai they have killed Hie
golden egg goose and they I lion will
fyav'e to turn their attention to some
thing less congenial in the (nicest
ipg pursuit eking out n living.
SEED DEALERS AND THE SEED
i DISTRIBUTION GRAFT.
It is to he hoped I hat tho Secretary
of Hie Agriculture will heed the ap?
peal of lite seed dealers who have ap?
peared before him lo request Dial his
department will refrain from sending
out common varieties of garden seed
under the act recently passed appro?
priating money to carry on the nun
sentical custom so long In vogue.
The distribution of rare seeds and
plants lo persons making voluntary
application for them Is all right and
should he provided for by government
appropriation, hut II seems the height
of folly to send a flat dweller in the
City packages of seed for growing ruta?
baga turnips, lima beans, watermelons
and canteloupes. The mete fact that
the seed frequently do hot come up.
as happened in the ease of some let
luce and onion seed from the depart?
ment planted In i( bot bed in this city
this sprltiK. has nothing to do with
the ease. The entire proposition as
applied lo common garden seed, is pa?
rental and unjustifiable even on the
specious pleas which usually bulwark
?II such Scheines.
Discussing the .qualifications, of can?
didates for council the Staunlon Dis?
patch and News nays:-"As a rule the
m<!tt most suitable for the council do
not seek the position, and will not vol?
unteer i(, put their names before tlu;
primary. This |g otic weak point
about the primary." Our contempo?
rary talks as if this weakness Is pe?
culiar to the prim nry method of nom?
inating officers, when, as a matter of
fact the new method has ushered in
conditions infinitely superior to those
under which ward heelers named the
candidates in ward caucuses. It may
not be so in Staunton. but in Newport
New$ the primary has resulted iu
bringing out a better elass of candi?
dates tban ever appeared under tue
In view of the fact that the resi?
dents of West avenue always have op?
posed the .placing of street railway
tracks on that thoroughfare and still
desire lhat highway to be free Trum |
car I raffle* we fail to see why there
should be any particular objection to
the abandonment of the tracks on
that avenue. It is essentially a resi?
dential section and probably will be
for the next ten or fifteen years.
The Washington avenue service meets
all of the real requlrments of the
situation, and since both (he railway
company and the people; most vitaiiy
affected agree upon the desirability
of abandoning the tracks in question,
there should be no difficulty in set?
tling the matter ainieah'y and in n
way which will be satisfactory to all
While there mny be nothing In a
name, it Is pretty safe to assume that
one gentleman secured the collector
ship at Petersburg for no other rea?
son, to say nothing of incidents nearer
I want to hear the old songs,
The songs I used to hear.
When every day brought happiness.
And fancy flouted fear;
When sunset's glory ever new
Foretold a morn more bright ?
I I waul, to hear the old songs,
Oh, slug me one lonlghl.
; I want to hear the old songs,
No thrilling, no roulade
Where music dons her lace and gems
Ami trips In masquerade,
tint give to mo the simple strain
That seeks the heart outright.
And nests within 11? deepest part?
Ah. sing me one lonlghl.
1 want to hear the old songs.
Their names I need not tell;
The quaint old name! mean naught
'llul I can feel their spell.
Knch one, n key, can open lo me
The garden of delight
That blossomed in my vanished
Oh. sing me one tonight.
I want lo hear the old songs?
1 never hear them now?
The tunes lhat cheer the tired heart.
And smooth the. care-worn brow.
Heard in the twilight's dreamy hour,
Host suited to their (light,
Each cadence like a blessing falls?
Ah. sing me one tonight.
1 want to hear the old songs,
The gentle lullabies
That refl inn or my weariness,
And closed my childish eyes:
The fabled music of the spheres
ileside those strains would blight.
The dear old songs lily mother
<)h, sing me one tonight. ?
??Samuel Mint urn Peck in the Bos?
DE FOREST FOREIGN CONTRACTS
Inventor, pack From Europe, Says
Successful Experiments were Made.
(Special to the Dally Press.)
NEW YORK, May iL?Dr. Lee De
Forest, inventor of the De Forest,
wireless telegraph system, arrived
yesterday on the Amerika from a
lour of Europe in the interest of his
Inventions and his company. ?
?Dr. De 'Forest said he had made
several successful experiments In
transmission by his system, and the
R. Wish company bearing his name
had made big contracts with Den?
mark and Russia and other countries.
Dr. 'Do Forestt said successful ex?
periments had been made with the
kite system. He said a transmission
station had'been built on the south?
west coast of Ireland.
?FRISCO WOMAN SHINES SHOES
Husband Becomes Barber?Couple
Lost All in Earthquake,
(By Associated Press.)
LEXINGTON, KY., May 11.?Wil?
liam Marlow and Mrs. Barlow, of San
Francisco, who lost everything they
possessed in (lie earthquake, have
removed to this city, whe'6 Mrr.
Barlow is making an attempt to re?
cuperate the family fortunes by shin?
ing shoes on the streets.
Her customers arc mostly business
men. and she rarely receives loss
than 25 cents for shining a phlr of
Her husband haa employment at a
local barber shop, ?and the couple are
exceedingly happy at again having
a start in life.
Mrs. Barlow says that they loft
San Francisco without a cent or i
change of clothing, but that people
along the route were universally kind
to them and assisted lliein In every
way. The railways carried them to
this city free of charge.
CONDEMNED AS. FOOD
NEARLY EVERYTHING WORTH EAT?
ING HAS BEEN UNDER A BAN.
Prom (lie Dnra of Artnm Thrre linn
Hern Tint Only KorbMdcn Frnlt, bat
Forbidden Mont* unit Vevetnhlea.
Tho Pecalinr Ilellef of "Totemlsm."
From tlie <lnys of Adam and Eve to
the present time there has been not
only forbidden fruit, but forbidden
meats and vegetables. For one rea?
son or another people have resolutely
refused to eat any and all kinds of
flesh, fish, fowl, fruits and plants.
Thus tho apple, the pear, the strnwber.
ry, the quince, the bean, the oulou, th*
leek, the asparagus, the woodpecker,
the pigeon, the goose, the deer, tho bear,
the turtle anil the eel- these, to name
only a few eatables, have been nvold
ed ns If unwholesome or positively In?
jurious to health and digestion.
As we all know, the Jews have long
had a hereditary antipathy to pork. On
the other hand, swine's U?'.sh was high?
ly esteemed by the ancient (Jreeks and
Romans. This fact Is revealed by tho
many references to pig as a dainty bit
of food. At the great festival held an?
nually In honor of Demeter roast pig
was the piece do resistance In tho bill
of fare because tho pig was the sacred
animal of Demeter. Aristophanes In
"Tho Frogs" makes one of the char?
acters bint that Rome of the others
"smell of roost pig." These people an
dountodly had been nt the festival,
known or the Tliesmophnrln. and had
eaten freely of roast pig. Those who
took part In another Greek mystery or
festival, known ns the Eleuslnln, ab?
stained from certuln food and, above
all, from beans.
Again, ns we nil know, mice are es?
teemed In China and In Home parts of
India, but the nncicnt Egyptians,
Creeks and Jews abhorred mice and
wodld hot touch mouse meat. Ratsnnd
field mice were sacred In old Egypt
and were not to be eaten on this ac?
count. So. too. In come parts of Oreece,
tho mouse was the snored animal of
Apollo, and mice were fed In his tem?
ples. The chosen people were forbid?
den to eat "the weasel and the mouse
and the tortoise after tils kind." These
enme under the designation of unclean.
Rut peoplo have abstained from eat?
ing kinds of llesh which could not be
called unclean. For example, the peoplo
of Thebes, its Herodotus tells us, ab?
stained from sheep. What Is the" mat?
ter with mutton chops? Then, the an?
cients used to nhslnln from certain
vegetables. Iudeedi tho Romans sneer?
ed at those Egyptians who did not dare
to eat onions, leeks or garlic, and yet
the Romans themselves woro supersti?
tions about what they uto or what they
should avoid eating.
In his "Roman Questions" Plutarch
asks, "Why do the Latins abstain
atrletly from the flesh of the woodpeck?
er?" In order to aus wer Plutarch's
question correctly It Is necessary to
have some Idea of the peculiar custom
snd Belief called "toteinlsm." There Is
s stage of society In which people claim
descent from and kinship with bensts,
birds, vegetables and other objects.
Tills object, which Is a "totem," or
family mark, they religiously abstain
from eating. The members of the tribe
are divided Into clans or stocks, each
of which tokea the name of some ani?
mal, plant or object, as the boar, tho
buffalo, the woodpecker, the asparagus,
ahd so forth. No member of tho bear
family 'would dare to ent bear meat,
but-ho,tins no objection to eating buf?
falo steak. Even the marriage law is
based on Ibis belief, and no man whoso
family riarae Is Wolf may marry a
mnii whose family name is also Wolf.
In a general way It may be sold that
almost nil our food prohibitions spring
from thh extraordinary custom gen
erolly called totemlsm. Mr. Swan, who
wng-n missionary for many years In
tho Jvongo Free State, time describee
the'custom: If I were to nsk the Yeko
people why they do not eat zebra flesh,
they would reply, "ChlJIla"?I. e.. "It Is
e thing to which we have an antipa?
thy." or, bettor, "U Is one of the things
which' our fathers taught us not to eat."
80. . It seems the word "bashllang"
means "thfe people who have on an?
tipathy to the jeopard?," the "bnslta
lamba," "those who have nn antipathy
to the. dog." and the "bnshllonlanzefu,"
"those who hove an antipathy to the
elephant." In other words, the mem?
bers of these stocks refuse to ent their
totems, the zebra, the leopard and tho
elephant,, from which they take their
Tho survival of antipathy to certain
foods- wos found among people as
highly civilized'as the Egyptians, tho
Greeks and the Romans. Quite a list
of animals whose tlesh was forbidden
might lie drawn up. For example, in
old Egypt the sliepp could not he oaten
In Thebes, uor the goat In Mondes, nor
the cut In Itubaslis, nor tlie crocodile
at Dm bog, nor the rnt, which was sa?
cred to Ra, the sun god. However, the
people of one place- had no scruples
about eating the forbidden food of an
other place, and this often led to re
ilgiotts disputes and bad blood.
-Among the vegetables tabooed as
food -fey the Egyptians may he men?
tioned the onion, the garlic and the
leek. Luolan says that the Inhabitants
of Pelusluui adored tin* onion. Accord?
ing to PUny. the Egyptians used fen
swear by the leek and the onion. .luve
tial pokes fun nt those who thought It
a Bin to eat them. He exclaims, "Surely
a very religious nation and a blessed
peace where every garden Is overrun
The survivals of totemlsm among the
ancient Greeks are very Interesting
Families named after animals and
plants were not uncommon. One Athe
I nlan genus, the Ioxldae. hod for Its
? ncegtrnl' plant "the asparagus! Wa
may be stare that this plant was tabooed
at food to every man. woman and child
Of th* loTldtP.?New York Pout.
THE GIANTS OF OLD
ANCIENT RACES MARVELS OF PHYS?
The SfMiilhnrbnrlnna or One Thousand
lenrii Arii Were All llpmnrkiihly
Proportioned Men?The lilnni? of
Ancient Urcrct nnd Home,
That the luininii nice has degener
?ted in size ns well ns longevity is a
fact well attested by various authori?
ties. A prominent Washington physi?
cian wbo has made a life study of
lira In and cerebral developments,, aays
that, on visiting the catacombs of Par
Is, what struck blm most in those vast
repositories of the contents of the
city's undent graveyards was the
great size of the skulls in comparison
with those of more modem mankind,
'i'bls superiority of development In tho
iiien wbo lived 1,000 years or more ngo
(he scientist attributes to .the open air
life then In vogue and the physical
sports nnd exercises Indulged In.
There lire several races of giants
mentioned In the Bible, and the Greek
nnd Human historians have recorded
many examples which serve to show
that these specimens of elongated bu
miiuity were by no menus rare at one
period of the world's history.
Thus It Is mentioned that the Emper?
or Maximian was eight feet some Inch?
es high. The body of Orestes, accord?
ing to the Creeks, wns eleven and a
half feet In height, the giant Calhorn,
brought from Arn bin to Rome under
Claudius Caesar, measured near ten
feet, and the bonce of Hecondllla and
Pusio, keepers of thd gardens of Sal
lust, were but six inches shorter.
The probability is that outside of cul?
tivated Greece and Home among the
sein I barbarous of the greater part of
present day European nations physlcnl
development reached often to moro
The Chevalier Scory In bis voyage to
the peak of Tenerlfe snys Hint they
found In one of the sepulchral caverns
af that mountain the bend of n
(ilinnche which had eighty teeth nnd
that the body was not less than fifteen
feet long. The giant Ferrngus. slnln
by Orlando, nephew of Charlemagne,
was eighteen feet high.
Kevlnud, u celebrated unntomlst who
wrote In Hill, says that some ycurs
before Hint time there wns to be seen
In the suburbs of St. Germane the
tomb of the ginnt Isoret, wbo was
twenty feel high.
At Honen In IROO, In digging In the
ditches near the Doiululcaino, there
was found a stone tomb containing a
skeleton whose shin bone reached up
to the girdle of the tallest man there,
being about four feet long, and conse?
quently the body must have been sev?
enteen or eighteen feet high. Upon tho
tomb was a plate of copper upon which
was engraved, "In this tomb lies ths
noble ami puissant lord, the Chevalier
Ruuu de Yallemont, nnd bis bones."
There Is. Indeed, evidence- In the pon?
derous armor nnd two bauded swords
which remain to us In museums to
prove that the knight of the ages of
chivlnry was a heroic specimen of hu?
Pblterlns, a famous physician, de?
clared thai lie saw at l.ucnrne the trui?
human bones of a subject who must
have been at least nineteen feet high.
Valance, in Diuiphliie, boasts of pos?
sessing the bones of (he ginnt Hucart,
tyrant of the yTvnrnls, wbo was slain
by an arrow by the Count de Cnblllon,
his vassal. The I lombilcnns had a part
of bis shin bone, with the nrtlculntlon
of the knee, and his figure painted Id
fresco, with an Inscription showing
that this giant was twenty-two and
one-biilf feet high and that his bones
were found In lTo? near the banks of
the Moderl. a little river nt the foot of
the mountain of Crnsol, upon which
(tradition Bays) the giant dwelt.
On Jan. 11, 10,'IH. some masons dig?
ging near the ruins of a castle in
Dauphlne, In n locality which had long
been known as the Oinnt's field, at the
depth of eighteen feet discovered a
brick tomb thirty feet long, twelve
feet wide nnd eight feet high, on which
was a gray stone, with the words
"Theotobochus Rex" cut thereon.
When the tomb wns oppned they found
a human skeleton, entire, twcntT-fivs
and one-hnlf feet long, ten feet wide
across the shoulders and live feet deep
from the breastbone to the back. The
teeth were ench about the size of an
ox's foot, and his shin bone measured
Near Margarluo, In Sicily, in 1518,
was found a giant thirty feet lilgh.
His head was the size of a hogshead,
nnd each of bis teeth weighed five
Near rnlermo, In tho valley of Ma
gara, In Sicily, a skeleton of a giant
thirty feet long was found In the yenr
1548 and another thirty-three feet high
In 1550. Several of the gigantic bones
of the latter subject tiro still preserved
by prlvnte persons In Italy.
The Athenians found thirty-two fa?
mous skeletons, one thirty-four nnd
another thirty-six feel iu height.
At Totic. In Roliemin, in 758, was
found a skeleton the bend of which
could scarcely be encompassed t>y the
nrma'of two men together nnd whose
legs, which are still preserved in the
castle of the city, were twenty-six feet
The celebrated English scientist. Sir
Hans Sloane, who treated the matter
very learnedly, does not doubt the
facts above narrated, but thinks, the
bones were those of elephants, whales
or other animals. Rut It has been well
remarked that, while elephants' bones
may be shown for those of glnnts to
superficial observers, this can never
Impose upon such distinguished anat?
omists ns have testified In many cases
to the mammoth bones being unmis?
takably human.?Philadelphia Record.
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or neuralgia. So bo wise and drink Bcnufont Lltltin Water, that flushes
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LAUNCHING KNOX'S BOOM.
(Special to the Daily
PitTSBlJIUI, PA.. May
Politicians Urging Senator to Become
a Candidate for Governorship.
I r Philander C. Knox Is being urg?
ed by his friends to allow his name
! iu he placed before the Republican
staii- convention for the gubcrnn
I torial nomination. It is claimed he
j cannot only win out, but. that his
j victory will put him . In line for the
Presidential nomination In I'.uts.
Senator Knox. as attorney general
in the Cabinet of President McKin?
ley and President Roosevelt, be?
came a national character by his pro?
secution of the Northern Securities
case. Upon the death of Senator
I Matthew Stanley Quay, he resigned ?
? from the Cabinet to lake the United |
; States scnatnrship. He is recog?
nized as one of the ablest lawyers
in America and his nomination as
governor would he practically unani?
mous If lie should consent It) allow
the use of his name. .
It is claimed that Senator Knox'a
nomination would cement the rup?
tured ranks of the' Republican party
in this Slate and insure success next
November, which is at present ex?
tremely doubtful, owing to factional
lights in Hie party. The Democrats
swept the State last fall and count
on doing so again this year.
Senator Knox is not so dazzled by
the Presidential possibilities of 1908
as his enthusiastic friends. If he
should win that nomination, he would
he the second Brownsville (Pa.) man
to secure tt Republican Presidential
nomination. .laiucs G. Blninc was
Your hnlr Is your crowning beau?
ty, bo before going to socials and
dinner parties.. couic to my Hair
Dressing Parlor, where I hnvo
just added nnothcr expert French
Hair Dresser nnd Hair worker,
Mr. Nicholas Toussaint, lato of
Paris, who can | ake anything you
wish from your combings nnd cut
hair as well as dress your hnlr in
latest stylo. We also do chirop?
ody and mnnio.uring and give
you the best hair; goods both in
workmanship and quality tiiat
can be had in this section for
the money. Don't r'orget the P<ace.
H. O. NICHOLAS*
Hair Dressing Manlcuro and Chi?
ropody Parlors. 203 27th 8t.,
In the prescence of an angry wo?
man it is foolish to speak; in the
prescence of two angry women- im?
possible.?New Orleans Tinies-Deino'
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paid for such i information as
will lead to lite arrest and
'conviction of" (lie paVty or
j parlies win) maliciously cut
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j Bell Telephone arid Telegraph
[Company of Virginia,between
;Newport. Newsand Richmond,
Va., SaTd wires were located
about one mile North of the
limits of the City of Newport
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EXCURSION EVERY SUNDAY
VIA C. & O. RY.,
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Hampton 8::!.S A. M .. Newport News
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A. Md returning loaves Richmond
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Improved Service Via Southern
In addition lo the improved "pas?
senger coaches now being provided
by the Southern Railway from Nor
folk, the Norfolk-Asltovillc sleeping
car service that proved so popular
during the last summer season, will '
he Inaugurated, with the first car
leaving Norfolk 7:30 p. tu.. .Mine 9th.
On and after that date passengers lo
the "Land of tile Sky" can make the
trip in through sleeper without
change, arriving Ashcville 1:55 p.
in., following day.
On and aRcr June 18th. 1906,
itors to the Mecklenburg Hotel
Sanitarium, at Chase City. Va.,
he able to leave Norfolk 9:80 a.
arriving Chase City .via Jeffress
retiiriilng leave Chase
ii. m., arriving Norfolk
'I'llis Improved service
possible by I ho inauguration
new (rain, connecting with
Norfolk Division train al Jeffress.
Effective June IfVI.Ii, 1906, train
service will he inaugurated between
.Buffalo Junction and Buffalo Llthia
j Springs, the hotel at this popular re?
sort being open on that dnte.
For" detailed information concern?
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etc., call either 'phone 112-.
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brands of fine Whiskies.
Duffy's Malt, for med'clnal purposes.
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