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VOLUME 101. NUMBER 5
LEXINGTON. VIUOINIA. WEDNESDAY. FEBEUAKY. 1. 1905
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
Rockbridge Lodge, No. 68. 1. O. 0. F.
meets every Thursday night, at Odd Fel?
Lexington Lodge, No. 66, K. of P.,
?neets every Tuesday night, at Odd Fel.
Liberty Lodge, No, 2, Daughters o
Rebekah, meets every Monday night, at
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Mountain City Lodge, No. 67, Ancleut
i'ork Masons meets 1st and 3rd Mon
day nights at Masonic Hall
Natural Bridge Council, No.1920 Royal
Arcanum, meete 1st and 8rd Friday
nights in each month, at Odd Fellows*
Lee Jackson Council, No. 82, Junior
On'er American Mechanics, meets every
2nd and 4th Friday uightsat Odd Fellows
(7REENLEE D. LETCHER,
VJ ATTORICET AT LAW,
PAUL M. PENICK.
* Attorney at Law
Notary Public. ap 4
J. Preston Mjork. Frank Mookk
Late Ctark Co. Court Notary Public
WOKE & MOORE.
Attorneys at Law,
FvR. JOHN H. HARTMAN,
Omces on Main Stivs-t, !.exii.*-i.>ii, Vt,
Office Hours: ? a. in. ti. 2 p. n>.4 t.Op.in.
Phone No. S
R. LOUIS K. WALZ.
Crown and Bridge Work a specialty.
Opp. Postoffice, Lexington, Va.
rhone 74. inchS-giii
Ksank T. C.l-Ascow High A. Whitk
/TLASGOW A WHITE
ja 4-05 Lexington. Va.
QAMUEL B. WALKER, Jr.,
"^ REAL ESTATE,
Rental and Insurance Agent.
NEW YORK LIFE
?aWaW a Policy at once.
T. S. Burwell, Agent,
If YOU Want a Bond
WE will tirnish it.
CV S. B.;.t.v<"LL \.iv.\t,
Lexiiu-ton, V a
R. R. Witt Co.
Represent Old Line Com.
M. J. HESS,
JEWELER AND OPTICIAN
Have been In the Jewelry business for
27 years, and for the last fifteen y.*ar?,
I have been In business In Lssxlnuton.
The experience that I have had teaches
me to kuow that you >*an be supplied
with suitable Christinas (rift*?, such as
are suitable to buy and j/ive
I have a ip tye line of tastv
goods, aud I ask yuu to cull
and give them a loo!', und
am sure that you will be
pleased with them and buy.
It will cost you nothlui? to look at them.
Come soon, for they are not going to last
M. J. HESS.
Opposite Presbyterial* Church.
R. S. Anderson
I wish to call attention to my
Staple Line of Every-Day-in-the
Year-Goods, such as a complete
COOK STOVES AND RANGES
running in price from Seven to
Sixty Dollars. Also a full
line of Crockery from the
cheapest to the best
Tinware, Woodenware, in fact
every thin* in house furnishings.
I have determined to put in some
cheaper lines and will be able to
?upply any demand. Call and
R. S. Anderson
g FUR*. AT gg&<
Cloaks, Skirts and Suits at less
than cost. Big Bargains in
Oppo. Post Office Lexington, Va.
oj**"-. '? ?<?"-.at.v.\-?^iua
Lexington Roller Mills and Wood
High Grade Roller Patent Flour
_.tShipstuff, Bran, Corn Meal nnd Mill Pew.
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Frames, Mantels
Brackets, Moulding, Casings, Stairwaj t*, Turned Work. Hiding. Culling,
Flooring, Lathi-1, Hough and DrMtMO Liimbe'rof Every Description.
Highest Market Prices Paid for Grain.
?rrespon leno? solicited for prices on Bsildiu^ M tteri.tl an! estimates
given. Custom \Vork a Specialty. Address or tall on
tootie *49. MOSES BROS., Lexington, Va.
Mill aud Factory at the River.
Sargams ll Bargains
Closing Oat Sale
lu order to make aohauje in oarbaniuesi hy the Ut of March, 1905, j
VIONDAY, DECEMBER 26th. 1904
/e will sell our entire Stock of Goods at Cost, consisting of Ladies
Dress Goods, Wash Goods in Lawns, Calicos, Ginghams
Percales, White Goods, Brown and Bleached Cottons,
Flannelletts and Outim's, Men's and Ladies' Gloves.
Corsets. Men's, Ladies,' Misses' and Children's
Underwear. Notions of all Kinds
Men's, Ladies' and Children's Shoes, Hats und Shirts, Men's and
oys''Clothing, Men's and Boys' Overalls. Beti Comforts, Blankets,
ni White and Colored Counterpanes, Lace Curtains, Towels and L,
lieets, Trunks and Bags, and many articles too numerous to men- .
on. Come early and get your choice, for wo have a large and j
lect line of good to choose from.
C. A. LACY & SON.
HERE IS THE PLACE TO OET YOUR
Cooking and Heating Stoves
AND FIXTURES AT THE RI OHT PRICE.
Can Save Yoe Money on FODDER TWINE.
lenciiu stock of HUUUIKS and BP RI 1*0 WAGONS, WAGON AND
BOGOT HARNESS, lint my prices 0 *for>- buying au I ba convinced
that I n-eiii) just what I suy.
ill Points, Totfs arc1 eft ct Repairs for all the Drill
W. F. PIERSON
?D STAND, Corner M , n ... , ? rv
ing to the great popularity and the increasing demand for oar
Patent Process Fertilizer Lime,
ie PEERLESS PREPARED AGRICUL YURAL LIME,
We have increased our Manufacturing Facilities, thereby red ne
; Cost of Production, and have decided to give our Customers this
?antage. We therefore name $10.00 per ton, packed in 50 poun
ks, F. 0. B. Lexington, Va., for 1905 business.
IrW-Send for Booklet with fresh, up-to-date Testimonials.
ockbrirjge Lime & Stone Co.
OR. FAHRNEY'S TEETHING SYRUP
HM been med by Mother*, recommended by Nurse*, and preacrlhed by
Docton foe j-ear-. Undoubtedly it lu thu fluent tisby raeol'lne for Colic,
CmmpLDUrrbcpa, Sour Stomach. Cholera Infantum and other-niiM-ntt- that
?um Fretting, Crying at Night and BIckncM. Cte lt once and you will
W wajra um lt You can depend on lt. Zk. at drug stores. Write to Dr*. Ii,
rahrney & Son, Hagentown, Md.,(be .uro to mention thu paper) and Uk fora
TRIAL BOTTLE FREE JR m\
O as. ali ?i a as. a...?.a. a ? li ? I
( GEMS IN VERSE
# as as >i a a aa i rn ? a ? |
Has he wrought well? I know not?nay, I
Things without nulabor thnt he leaves
The thing- that vex the little people ao
Who, blinded by the sun.
Walk ever in vast meditation
Upon the many mote* the sunbeams
But he lives certain things. Hs has a
Of gleaning wonder. When s little
Rtffltl by he listens. He mn rh.*-nt th*
To rhythms of the dusk, snd dim things
To him when no one knows their wak?
Has he wrought 111? I know not who
?Zoos Gale In Everybody's Masfazlni
j His Ideal Woman K
The first thing I ilid on getting
bnek from I ml ia was to spend a
week with my people in the c amt ry.
A good deal can happen in live years,
and we naturally had plenty to talk
about. But I iiiic myself away at
Inst with a promise-io return for
August and settle myself in town in
?.nv old lodgings off St. Janies street
Apart from the venous business
matters requiring my attention?
my investments had not improved
during my absence, and it was nec?
essary to east my eye about for oth?
er securities?London at the mo?
ment appealed to me irresistibly.
There within the four mile radius
was massed the whole of what 1 had
missed during my live years in a re?
mote station in Nurina?the life,
tin* motion, the perpetual sense of
something going on, of being in
dose proximity, if not in absolute
contact, with the source of current
modes of thought, of hearing the
ceaseless hum of the wheels of civ?
ilization, the throb of actuality, of
which not even the echoes had pene?
trated to the squat white bungalow
cm the banka of the I ra wadi, where
the monotony had not been varied
by even so much as n moment's
fighting, and one made up for sav?
ing one's intellectual by overfeed?
ing one's physical instincts.
Once in town I found myself
?dunged into a vortex of amusement,
rhere were old friends to be "looked
ip." When "looked up," they in?
sisted on dinner, lo bc followed by
i theater or music hall. Some of the
nen I had "done the town" with
ive years before hnd got married.
i had to make the acquaintance of
heir wives. Others who had been
narried had been divorced. I had
0 forget that they had ever been
One way and another I was so
msy that it was not till thc end of
, month that I remembered that I
iad not seen Wetherby. He had al?
l-ays been "one of us" in the old
lays at Oxford nnd elsewhere, pre
lared for anything and everything,
nd I could not make out how it
?as that I had not already cowie
"Ok, Wetherby," said Benson, tlie
tockbroker, when I asked him what
ad happened to our old friend, "we
ever eec Wetherby now. He is sup
osed to be in love. For myself, I
elieve he was just going to marry
girl, and she died, with the result
bat he luis been brooding over her
enth ever since.
"Anyway, no one ever seems to
?e him anywhere, though he's still
ot the same old rooms in the tem
le. Go and look him up by all
leans, but I don't suppose you'll be
Ide to see him, or, if you do, to get
nything out of him. As I say, be
ever seems to go out anywhere,
lough, ns you know he used to be
ich a great ladies' man."
"With strong views as to tho ideal
oman," I put in, remembering va
ous conversations we had had on
"Yes," assented Benson, "he was
ways great on thc woman ques
on, talk'ing about 'the perfect
pe' and all that sort of boah. He
ways was n bit of a dreamer."
"Perhaps," I said maliciously,
hat may account for his never be
g seen now. He may have found
is type and Im* keeping her to him
"Perhaps," said Benson, "flow?
er, you go and see him. You and
I used to be such terrific pals you
av be able to get more out of him
nu wo other follows hore been
ile to do."
"Well, I'll go anyway," I said.
1 went down to the temple that
ry night. If j loud knock on the
ter door of his chandlers brought
etherby himself to open it. It
?uek me that he looked half con.
sed, half annoyed, as if I had sur
ised him nt a moment when he
is occupied with other matters and
tented intrusion. I wondered
lether, nfter all, the "perfect type"
cory was right.
I put my suspicion aside, bow?
er, when, recognizing me ut last
the semiobscurity of the stair?
's, he seized my hand and shook
warmly. "My dear fellow," he
d, "I nm delighted to see you.
hen did you get back?" He over?
timed mc with questions as I fol?
ded inside and pulled a chair up
the open window facing his own.
r an hour we sat talking over old
ies nnd smoking. The conversa?
nt reminiscent, ns for the most
rt it was, enabled me to see that
some respects he was changed
>m the man I had seen five years
lore. He spoke more deliberately
ilowjr. Aa Be&EQn had renaarkacl. | **
'?5 Biial a,?...* nan n toiuloncv tn
dream. Tho tendency seemed' ac
centunted. At times ho wa. silent
for a minute together, pulling medi?
tatively at his pipe. At last T could
not help questioning him even at the
risk of givin:.' offense. ^Beacon
fays," I remarked, "that you are
quite different from what you used
to be. You never go out anywhere.
Whut il it? You remember our
talking about the 'perfect type.'
You have not found her? You are
not in love?"
He was silent a moment, puffing
out huge (louds of smoke. Then
"Look here, old fellow," he said. "I
don't know why I should not tell
you. These other fellows could not
understand if 1 did tell them." -
"I am afraid you are crediting
me with more intelligence than I
possess," I said. ''If what you pro?
pose to tell me would pass Benson's
understanding I am afraid it would
also neil minc."
"You underrate yourself. Be?
tides, after all, it il quite simply
only Benson il roch I material per
6on. The Stock Exchange has made
him worse. Anyway, I am going to
"\~c<'." 1 said invitingly.
"You remember/' be said, mot?
tling himself back in his chair, "I
had always my own views about wo?
"Yen expected a great deal," I
"Well." he went on, not heeding
the interrupt ion, "you know I can
well afford to marry. If I had found
the woman I wanted, I should have
married long ago. 1 could not lind
her, much as I sought. The clever
woman had no beauty, the beautiful
no brains, or, where the combination
did exist, the woman was already
married or had some equally pro?
"You sought for what did not ex?
ist," I said. "There is no ideal-wo?
man, as their is no ideal man."
"Not in your sense," he said. "Cer?
tainly not in the sense of a man like
Benson, if he can conceive the pos?
sibility of an ideal woman at all, or
an ideal anything."
''And in yours?" I said.
Ile rose from bil chair and, going
to a long drawer in a cabinet, took
out from it en armful of photo?
graphs?there must, I should think,
have licen some fifty-there in all.
"Just look through these," he said.
I did so, wondering. Every type
of female face and female beauty
was there represented, from the
English and American woman to the
F/?nch and Austrian, from the cre?
ole to the Caucasian, from the
daughter of the people to the daugh?
ter of the poer. Some of tlie faces
might well Imve been those of saints;
others were indubitably those1 of sin?
ners. Barmaids jostled against Sis?
ters of Mercy. Actresses followed
an tho princesses of the blood royal.
**tomo of the faces were too util
itarinnly clever to approach physical
beauty. Others, again, proclaimed
;he triumph of body over soul.
"Well?" I said'at length, still
He spreatl out the photos on the
able before him, eying them loving
y, fondling them as a man fondles
he woman who is to he hil wife.
'There," he said, pointing to the
?ows of faces before him, "\ou have
i perfect type. I tried to lind il ex
sting in one woman. You were
?ight. It was impossible, but I
lave got it there."
"Yes," i* said, smiling at his lnten
ity, "but these are only mere pho
ographs. The essence of them con?
tinues the perfect type of woman
iood, no doubt, but these things arc
lot alive. They are mere counter
cit presentments. You are not a
lineteeiitli century Pygmalion. You
annot make mere photographs
"Perhaps not," he said. "At
-fast, who can tell? I know that
?hen I gaze long on those faces I
onjure up from their various char
cteristics thi perfect type of wo?
tan and can never care for any one
Iso?I moan any woman. This face
have erected represents lo me the
upreme essence of feminine loveli?
es*?, the one woman for whom a
ian should be glad to die, for whom
would die, did she require me, this
erv minute. People tell you .1 nev
r go out anywhere. How can I
hen this splendid l*eauty smiles
efore mc at home? T tell you I
ever lived till I knew her, and now
cannot live with her. To me she
the one woman in this world or
ie next. Indeed not the one wo
an, but woman herself."
I left Wetherby's chambers half
i hour later wondering if my old
iond was going mad. As I turned
? dose thc door behind me I sae
m suddenly bend down over the
hie and. sweeping the photographs
get her into his arms, cover them
ith a rain of passionate kisses.
i ne rii-an*. ot i-otiteneta.
Mr. Phisitdorc Tarara (after hid
ng)?I must beg of you to excuse
y voice, Lady Jasmine, but I real
ought not to bl singing at all. In
cd 1 have a doctor's certificate
th me to say that I cannot sing.
Hostess (gushing over with sweet
!8s)?I'm sure a doctor's eertili
te was not in the least necessary,
8hould Have Been Spoiled.
Father?Cooking schools are of
me use after all. This cake is de
Daughter-Is it? I thought it
mill he a terrible failure.
"1 told the cook exactly how fe
ike it, nnd shh neat and mad* t
ne other way."
A LAWYER'S RUSE.
Th* Way th* Phoenix Park Conspira
i tors Were Trappoi*.
In the beginning of the prosecu?
tions of the Phoenix park gang the
trish government brought forward a
charge of simple conspiracy. They
suspected the real facts, but had no
evidence. Mr. Murphy (afterward
th<> judge), who was counsel for the
piosecution. hit upon a daring meth?
od of securing what he wanted.
In applying to the magistrate for
a remand to a certain date, he add?
ed, putting us much significance as
he could into his words, "By which
time." your worship, 1 have little
doubt that I shall have e-vidence
which no one can gainsay of the par?
ticipation of the prisoners in a much
more serious crime."
At this the prisoners in the dock
turned to each other in distrust, but
each declared in whispers that he
hnd said nothing. However, no
sooner was he in his cell than Cur?
ley, one of the accused, told a warder
that he wanted to speak to Mr.-,
the solicitor for the prosecution.
Thc solicitor at once went to Mr.
Murphy, who observed that Curley
would not make a good witness. The
object, above all, was to get Carey if
possible to turn informer. He was
the ablest man of thc batch and
knew more than all the others put
together. Whereupon the following
pinn was devised:
Carey's cell door was left open,
and thc warder and thc solicitor (the
latter well known to Carey) stopped
there, and, the solicitor stepping
partly in. the warder exclaimed:
"Xo, Mr. -, that is not Cur
ley's cell. It is two doors farther
Carey sprang up and burst out:
"What's that? Are you going to
see Curley P"
"I am," said the solicitor. "He
has sent for me."
"Oh, that's his game, is it?" said
Carey excitedly. "You stop here,
Mr.-. I know a great deal more
than he does. I can tell vou every?
Thereupon the solicitor observed
that if Carey's evidence was accept?
ed it must bc on the condition that
he did nut assist with his own hand
in the murder and that he must tell
"If." said Mr. -, "wo detect
you in any false statement, we shall
at once put you in the dock."
Carey agreed, and then followed
the revelations which startled the
whole kingdom. Curley never saw
the-solicitor, and so he was speaking
the truth as to the letter when he
denied that he ever confessed. Carey
wns eanally speaking the truth when
he said, willi a laugh, as he passed
the dock in which Curley was hoot?
"I iras beforehand with vou, Dan,
wasn't I?"?London Tit-Bits.
A Defective Memory.
Mrs. Ferguson had just returned
from an entertainment and was in
Ecstasies over a young woman elo
?utionisl who had taken part in it.
"She had on a trained gown of
lark purple velvet," she said, "with
jodicc (rimmed in deep cape collar
)f real Irish Ince and lace culFs. She
rore her hair pompadour and had a
liamond cluster at her throat."
"What did she recite?" asked Mr.
"Something about a little girl
rhose mother lott her in the park or
oniewhei't*. I've forgotten the miine
?f it. Von know well enough what
i wretched memory I have. But it
ras awfully pathetic. What are you
finning about, I'd like to know?"?
Partne.-s In Misery.
"Ila\e you got anything for a
mngry mon io eat;-'' inquired the
unwashed tourist in the frazzled
"J don't know, my friend," an
wered ihe man of thc house, who
ras reading his morning paper on
he back porch. "1 called the girl
orly minutes ago, and she hasn't
ot down yet. 1 don't believe it
iii pay you to wait to find out. You
on't have to wait, and I do. Good
lorn ing. Don't step on the cat as
ou go." _
Hs Wished the Earth Well.
An Evanston l>oy was saying his
ravers the other night. He had
ot along to "thy kingdom come,
liv will be done," when he hesitat
]. "Well," his mother said, "go
0?Thy will be done.' " "Thy will
e done on earth as it is in Evans
?lii," be continued. It should be
lid in justice to him that the boy
as born in Evanston and has never
ved anywhere else.?Chicago Bec
Boot Cfeaning as a Hobby.
An extraordinary hobby is that of
gentleman living in one of Lon?
ni's suburbs. It takes the./orin of
)ot cleaning. Every member of his
msehold is subject to his whim,
ven the servants are not exempt.
or does his eccentricity stop arith
te wielding of the blacking brush.
nee for polishing each pair of boots
; exacts n penny payment. These
wee arc, however, put aside, to bc
turned, largely augmented, to the
vers at Christmas.
Friend (noticing the confused
sap of goods of every description
attered promiscuously uround the
op)?Hello! What's happened ?
?en taking an inventory, had a fire
are you going to move out ?
Merchnnt?That shows how little
?ii know about shopkeeping. We
ive merely been waiting on a lady
io dropped in for a paper-of pins.
Thin Year Will Witr-em* Great
Revival of Interest
All signs indicate that we are to
have in Virginia this year the
most vigorous educational cam?
paign ever known in the Common?
wealth. It is agreed o*t all hands
that the condition of the schools
in the country districts is unsatis?
factory ; in fact, is deplorably bad.
The facilities furnished are inad?
equate to the wants of the pupils.
The bcIiooIn are too numerous, the
attedance too slim, the term too
?hort, and tbe teacher poorly paid.
Under such conditions, popular in?
terest in education languishes,
and thousands of children are
growing up without attending
We quote the following from
the Richmond News Leader:
Dealing with.whites alone, we
have in Virginia 4a6,000 boys and
girls of school age, and but 258,
000 of them are enrolled in the
public schools, while tlie average
daily attendance is but 156,000.
The negroes use what opportu?
nities the State offers them for
education to better advantage
than the whites, for while tbs- offi?
cial reports show a total seating
cupacity in public schools for white
children of 305,000, tho white
enrollment is but 258,000. On the
other hand, the negroes, with a
Beating capacity of 108,000, have
an enrollment of 123,000. The
plain facts ure that a little over
jne-fourth of the white children
if school age in Virginia attend
the public schools, and if tin full
-eating capacity was used there
would yet rennin nore than 100,
100 of the next generation of Vir?
ginia men nnd women unprovided
These are startling facts, well
-alculated to arrest the attention
md excite the serious apprehen?
sion of every thoughtful Virginia
patriot. How can Virginia lceef
jp In the march of progress hundi
?apped with such a mass of illit?
eracy? Ii is a fact, beyond con
;roversy, that the earning capacity
>f a laboring population is in
)roportion to its intelligence. Dr.
Dabney has demonstrated this by
iontrasting the per capita wages
lamed in Massachusetts and Ten
The tinn bab come for action,
rhe evil has existed too long ul
eady. lt is significant that both
if the candidates for Governor
cho have announced themselves
ay great stress on the importance
f impioving our public school
ystem. It is equally signh'cant
hat the Coe perative Educational
ommission has determined to
iinugurate a vigorous campaign
ext May for the improvement of
he public schools in the run! '
istiicts. The purp >?3 is to arouse '
he people themselves as the lim '
tep Inwards improven:ent.
We quote again from the News- '
The idea the Co-operative Edu- ?
ational Commission will labor tc k
npress on the people is that ol (l
Diicentration. It is proposed to ?
bolish the shabby 8nd disgraceful c
ttle schoolhouses scattered in *
eighborhoods and dribbling out
-ebie particles of education to ^
nail groups of children a few a
eeks ut a time, and to estublish 8
?al schools, creditable 8nd com- 1
rtable buildings and gora equip- il
ente, graded and with the work F
i each divided among several 0
(achers, sn that the children at- 0
liding may have some opportun \
y tJ be thoroughly andejal ?mut- C
ally taught. Those who know t
:e facts and ligures tay lhut this p
mcentrution eau be so arrange ;;
lut a decent and well-conductto ti
diool can be placed within Inri G
iles and a half of every family ia ?*
ie State. This plan can b* exe I
ned only by the heirt * i-o-o* -in
on of the people themselves, 'li
cu e this, meetings will be heh
May iu every county of tf.i ,,
:ate, attractive and well informen 
teakers will be enlisted and ut (
ast two of them will talk at each. w
be campaign will be made witt .,
1 the earnestness ane zeul of ? ?
ilitical fight. The members of ?
e commission are deeply impress (.(
with the danger and disgrace n
conditions.?Lynchburg News. M
Ki 'Uiul Year to Haptit-tt* L
Nineteen hundred and five bid*- ia
ir to be a grea" ytar for Baptist b!
-etings. The Southern Conven- ir
m is to meet in Kansas City, and ir
few days thereafter the North- rn
n Haptist anniversaries are to be
ld in Bl. Louis. Between these
les, and probably in St. Louis. '
attempt will be made to organ bo
* a convention of American ,.|,
iptists. There is every reason to g,.(
lieve that the effort will be sue- iu,
ssful, and that we shall have 8V
me bcdy|in which the representu- __,
es of the Baptists of this con- tjc
lent may meet, say, once in ev- an
y three years. 5*y
Meanwhile, the Buptist World's mi
nfe enca, which is to ba held in trj
Uer Hall, London, in the early m
rfc of Julv, is attracting more at- no
ition, and really looks now as if ch
ere will ba a large delegation fce
pleases us to learn that a goodly C&J
rober of Virginia ministers and br<
pnion, and of "elect women" not tJo
few, are expecting to go, and we _eJ
pe the company of pilgrims from CCI
this region will be large.?Re- ar*
?ious Herald. I*-***
Hnef Item*- ot- Ititerent for the
Kiihv K'-;i iii
Aii effort will he iu:;de to eioec
the saloons at Manofani. Va.
It it- (tated in \Vmillington tliHt
the whisky trust i? trying to m ?
complish the defeut of the pure
food bill in the Senate.
Hon. Willi.-tn .1. Bryan mid
Judge Alton H. Parker conferred
in New York last week in reference
to the prospects ot tie Democratic
George T. Marshall, great-great
grandson of Chief Justice Mar?
shall, had his skull fractured hy
being thrown from bil horne in
Orange, a few days ago.
Nearly the entire army of the
Sultan of Morocco has deserted
him and gone over to hie brother.
A French cruiser han arrived at
Tangier with the French embassy.
The Russian War Office denies
that any of the soldiers refused to
obey orders to fire on the crowds,
and the officials say they have the
utmost confidence in the loyalty of
The system of waterworks for
Strasburg has been completed and
the work ?f tapping has commenc?
ed. Tho reservoir has an elevation
of Ml feet andwill hold over 1
000, OOO gallons.
The Norfolk and Western Rail
way Coe**f| un., has awaide-i a con
tract for the erection of anew
office building at Roam ke to cost
|112,ii00. This is to bs a duplicate
of the present building, and will
be located on an adjoining lot.
L. Kubse.-, one of the few China?
men who lerved in the Civil War,
died at the Soldier's Home Hoo
pital at Hampton last week. He
was 6*2 years old was the only
Celestial in the Soldiers Home.
He served in Company F, Sixty
fourth New York Infantry, und
had a good record.
An explanation has been found
of the appearance ol oil in ? weil
in Fulton, lt has been uicovend
that the oil tank of a grocer,
whose store is with i.. a few fm
of the well, has teen leaking for
some weeks unknown to the grocer,
und flowing into the well in q ues
tion. The owner ot the well has
abandoned his dreams of wealth.
Rev. Dr. G. D. Fi nek ney, pastor
of the Leigh Street Methodist
(-horeb, colored, of RieboBond, has
assumed the mantle of the lute Rev.
John Jasper, who for years taught
his flock from the pulpit of Sixth
Mount Zion church that "t'.ie sun
lo move.'' Rev. Mr. Pinclaej
MOUpied an hour and a half in eluc?
idating this proposition .basing
dis argument on Joshua's famous
The installation of President
Edwin A. Aldermen on April ll
text will ht om- of the gl'eate-t
rve.its that has take!. slaOl Ul tho
Jai Yerai ty cf Virginie him-.' its
bunding. All of tbe college presi?
dents of (he country have be.n
nvited. Fight thousand invite
ions to alumni haw been leened.
I'iie faculty will rear cops md
[owns. There wiil be a ntooeeelou
if faculty, of alumni, and othei
paste, 'ile eeremoniei ure in
barge of a jo.nt coaimittet- ol tho
tai tore, alumni and faculty.
It required papi> dr.*. vu liv
attorney-General Aadercoo ead
n order from Judge R, (arter
>cott t? enable Mojo; Hubert W,
touter, Virginia Secretary uf Mil
tary Records, to secure from John
\ Wrenn of Richmond, a buyer
f old manuscripts, tin* i. uster
f a number of the compui.ies fr< in
'irginia that participated rn the
Heil War. Mr. Wt nn taught
he rolls in good faith tun som
Crceni unknown nnd refuted to
ive t hem up until cuiipelh
ii do so by law. Tlie Attorney
Ieneral ! eUl that the ro||> latticing
cl to the State, amt emid i ' l>
iepueed nf w iih<*m 'Ur ? ?
lu- Legialai uk
(Jen Nelson A. Ai iles I - lit
ided o bard In :.is reaig i.itl ii
tapector general on Governor
?ouglas s ct ti if In Maeeaehuna ts,
i take ell et before the army tull
hich contains a paragraph aimed
t army officers who take military
uty becomes operative. This
sragreph provides ti.at arm. olll
iit taking such duty will not lu
wtored t ? tbe ful pay nf active
-rvice \? liieh under the Dick l.tw
aa allowed. Qoaeral Miles will
ise thc pay, but he will : teal it
arch on the ti.en who aimed lui
low at him because lu I ill not be
i office tt the time the bill go.-s
itoetl'ect, resuming his duties ioi
Hubers, should al wa)*- keep in good,
(Illy health. Tiiey owo lt te their
Udion. Yet it ls no unusual sl?-lu to
i a mother, with babe in anns, eouuh
- violently and exhibiting all lae
niptonis of a consumptive tendetn \
ld why should this deageioee eondi
>n exist, dangerous alike to mother
il child, whou Dr. Boothe*)'! 'Jeruma
rup wv.nhl put a stop to It at oiiee? No
other should be without this old and
ed remedy in the house?for its timely
9 will promptly cure any lung, thioat
r bronchial trouble lu herself or her
llilii'ii. The worst cough or cold ctn
speedily cured by (human Syrup; so
l hoarseness and congestion of the
monia! tub-*--. It wakes exp-vtora
n easy, and gives icsuut relief aud
nabing rest to the count).racked
fi.u l>tive. New trial betti
,e *lz?\ 75c. For salo Ly B. H. Coi ?