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Mysterious Negro Held in Jail atI
St, Augustine, Fla,
HE IS A GIANT IN STATURE.
His Only Food a White Powder. Does
Not Speak, or Wince When Pins
or Powerful Electric Currents
arc Applied, A Puzzle
to Pliy:- c .ins.
Turner James, a negro confined In jail
nt Si. Augustine, Fla., Is a puzzle to the
James, who claims to lie a "voodoo" j
doctor, was arrested u mouth ngo on a
charge of attempted arson. Since his ur
rest ho has not spoken n word, has seemed
Insensible to pain und has nor taken a
jnorsel of food.
Regularly, however, three times n day
he drink* a glass of water after putting In
to It a white powder.
A day or two ngo Dr. Alexander was
ordered by the nuthoril les to examine Into
the man's condition, ns they had on Idea
that he was shamming.
The doctor, accompanied by other phy?
sicians, went to the jail determined to
snake James speak or utter some sound.
First km? pins were thrust into tbo
jiogro's thighs, but he did not wiuco.
Then a powerful galvanic battery was ap?
plied t? his shins ami n Strong current
.turned on, but he seemed absolutely In?
sensible to tbo olotrlo shook that was gonl
through him. Not a musolo contraoted,
nor were the doctors able to oeteet a trc
snor of the negro's body.
While tht> eurront was on Dr. Alexander
bad his linger? on the negro's pulso and
found that It remained normal. During
the experiment James looked at tbo pliysl
xir.ns with a scornful smile on his lips.
Although James has not. so far ns is
known, oaten anything fur several weeks.
Iho has neither lost flesh nor strength. The
physicians think the powder ho puts lute
?the watiir ho drinks possesses nutritious
elements. All efforts to obtain somo of
Shis powder for analysis huve fallctl.
The negroes regard .lames in the great?
est terror. They say he Is u'*voodoo" of
undoubted power, and that his methods
lire similar to those in vogue in darkest
They claim be has the gift of the "ovll
eye," and that by looking uu a person In
jina-cr ho can cause sinews to wither and
bones tu shrink.
They Kay ho has already exorcised his
baleful powers on several negroes who
have offended httu,
JnlnM Is of heroic size, being 0 feet 0
incites in height, and his skin is jot block.
Iii? eyes are heavy, like those of the
snake. Ho claims to be a native of Haiti
and says he was Initiated into tbe mys?
teries of his devilish urt by the celebrated
"voodoos" of the black republic".
The St. Augustine negroes axe confident
that .lames possesses supernatural powers,
and they obey him most abjectly.?New
VALE, TRAIN EOBBEE.
ScveptIre Genius Will Soon rut en Und
to thu Thriving luduatry.
' Nlneln ten citizens who are regaled ut
breakfast almost every morning with the
batrowlng details of a train robbery drop
at remark intltuntlng what they would ib>
If they wore held up, or they wonder why
Soniothiug is not Onuo to put a stop to Hi.
There It rests with the majority, hut it
iXeiualned for two SL l.-uii . men to think
.unit net. The result >>!' th.-ir combined
ktkoughts nnd net ions is a simple device,
dor which a patent has been applied, that
threatens the doom of tho train robbing
Industry. Its simplicity und th trough
practicability recommend It for gem itl
aidoption on all the railroads Inthecouii
It Is nothing more than an express car
[Samp bolder and coal closet wheu not In
(position, but a most formidable bullet
'proof fortress when put to tho use for
'Which ? Is Intended.
\ To place It on any oxprcss car would re
require only the changing of the doors and
?the addition of a few nuts, holts and
.locks. It is a sein iclroular stool plate cylin?
der resembling n kitchen hot water boiler,
but somewhat larger. Two hinges fasten tl
.In tho edge of the door frame at the side
Whero tho door slides open support this
cylinder, which is to bo I undo tho e-xaet
.bright of the door?b)j to O' j feet. ? St.
How France <Jot Her Books.
Just at tho present inomout, when the
prujeci for endowlug the city of New York
?with an immense public library is under
consideration, it may ho of Interest ?..?
draw attention to tbe foot thai tho largest
purveyor of modern books to I ho Nat ional
library of Francois tho dead letter office.
It appears that In many states of Europe
oveu in Belgium, ?Uollaud, Havana and
Austria, n sevure i ??nsorship is exercised on
all French books passing through tho post
office, sad whonovor tbe works arc deemed
Immoral or Irreligious they are sent back
to France, where they go to the- dead letter
office, which forwards them t<> the Nn
tloual library ui Paris.?Now Vork Trib?
A Louc Hide.
Major Count Gllicclnrdl has ridden from
"Verona to Pavio, n distance of 112 miles,
in 14 hours, with a break at Cremona of I
VA hours to r.'-t. Ho rude alternately two
horses, ii..ii..-.i .? every two hours. Both
rider and horses nrrived at thoend of theii
journey in excellent condition. Almost all
tho way tbe pace was a trot.?New York
German Army Cloaks.
The officers of the German army nr.. to
Jiavo a new clunk, tho novelty of which lb
In thofuet that by an Ingenious d< \.
cloak may ho mado thick or thin, it h
adapted for winter or summer use.?Pbll
No Longer Available.
clt III observed that the new army riflo
that will K" through :i4 iuchus of oak and
a human IkmIv at 1,500 yards destroys the
. previously existing high premium on ire
In time of battle.?Boston Herald.
Agents for the Libbey out plan?. Tbo
fiuGot cuttings for lhe lowest price.
Chapman .V Jakemau.
LOOKING IT UP.
llr. Foedlch Learns the Value of nu Knoy
Mr. Fosdlck sat tu ins library reading u
nowspoper. Ho threw the sheet aside, rose
nml wont t? the bookcase which contains
h;- en yclopedlu nud ran Iiis oye along tho
volumes. Ho did tins two or three times,
and thou ho spoke, making a srrcat effort
t.< bo calm, and succeeding about its well
us most jni'ti succeed when they try tu bo
calm in tho bosom of their families. This
is what be said: i
"One of tho unexplalnotl mysteri?s is
why the particular volume in an uncyelo
pedbt set which von want to consult is al?
ways tho oue that is missing from tbo
bookcase. Another ot tho ntystorlea which
1 despair of ovor hearing satisfactorily ex
plaincd is why you people can never re?
turn a book to the ease after using It "
"Whloh volume is it you waut. dear?"
asked Mrs. Fosdiel: meekly, sin- being in?
cluded in the torm "you people," used by
"1 want the volume with the K*S iu it.
There is an allusion to Mount Ellin in tllC
nowspaper which I warit to verify, nud
that particular volume Is tbo only one of
the whole two dosen which isn't in its
Mrs. Posdlok went to tho bookcase and
began to search Its shelves. Thou sho
looked in anothor bookcase, but without
sin.ss. nud her husbund expressed bis un?
alterable Conviction that either bis wife or
his daughter had removed it from its place
ami failed to return It.
"I lielleve Ktbel did take it to her mom
tho other day," said Mrs. Fosdlck nf tor a
moment 's t bought.
Kthel was curled up In 1? big leather
chair reading a novel and bad taken no
part in the discussion.
[ " Vi s, mamitiu."
" Didn't you take 11 volutno of tbo eiiey
clopodla to your room tho othor day when
you had to write tin c.-say on Kmersolil"
"1 bollevo 1 did, mamma."
"You must. bnVO loft It there. Hurry
and bring it down."
Ethel left 011 her errand, and Air. Fos
dtek occupied the time iu delivering some
extempore remarks on the way women had
of dropping things wherever t hoy happened
to be, regardless of the place npj 1 luted of
their keeping, "It makes me so cross,'1
be continued, to Qnd my Looks of refer
enco nuywhere and everywhere but wbero
they ought to bo, that 1 am seriously con?
sidering tho advisability of locking up tho
reference hookoase. Volumes of tbut ohur
nctcr should never be taken from tho li?
brary, under any circumstances. Now, 1
am always very particular my SO If lo re?
place a book on its proper shelf ns soon as
1 am through with it. Wall, where is it!"
lie usked, as Ethel reappeared without the
"Iromeiiibor now that 1 brought i: I lack
us soon us I was done with it, papa, '' said
"Hut that's Impossible, child. You
must have left It somewhere. It isn't, in
"Oh, now I rcmomborI" exclaimed Mrs.
"Well;" quorled her husband. "You are
tho onn who took It. away and forgot to
bring It back, uro youf"
"No, sir, it was yon, yourself I Don't
you remember lh.it you got, interested in
I on urtlclo on Egypt and brought it opto
I luv room lo read it to mo night before
I "1?I?1 believe 1 did."
"It'.? In my room yet, I know. I saw it
Ibis morning ,nnd 1 Intended to bring it
down to the library. Ethel, I think you'll
lind ii on the bureau iu my room."
Miss Fosdlck made another trip up
stairs, and her father inatutuiiiotl a stolid
sllonco during her ubseUCO. When she re
turuud, slie had ihe missing volumo in her
hands. Mr. Fosdlck took it nud began Io
tum its leaves Iu idloncey as the incident
seemed to cull for no furl lue.- eon uncut from
bbu. His wife said nothing, either. She
Presently there was another impatient
eiclauiiition from Mr. Fosdlck.
"What is it now, dour?" she ttskcd.
"Look at that." be ropllotl, pointing to
a place oh the open page. She looked aud
read 1 his line:
"Etui*, see ZEtna "?Lifo.
An Old Skipper's Yarn.
Down Oil the Hattert the other day they
were talking about a schooner which had
been struck by lightning when tlie reporter
singled out an old mariner and said:
"Cnptttin 11-, it seems to me I've
read or heard ot your being struck?"
"Yos, she was," answered the old yarn
"Where was itV"
"till Point Aux Barques*; about 15 years
ago. Very strauge caso that. Probably
the only one of the kind-over heard of."
"Give us the particulars."
"Well, we wore jogging along down
when a thunderstorm overtook us, and the
very first Hush of lightning struck the
deck amidships and bored a boh- as big .1
my leg right down through the bottom."
"And she foundered, of course
"No. sir. The water began rushing in.
nnd she would have foundered, but there
came a second flash, and a bolt struck my
fore topgallant mast. It was cut ulf near
tho top, turned hotvtim ?nd up, and a~ it
came down ii entered the bole and plugged
it up as tight as a drum. Wh. n wo got
down to dry dock, we simply sawed off
either end and left the phig In the planks. "
At I rai l log t ustom.
Proprietor of the .'summer Resort ? I
don't sei- what wo'rs>to do. Lost year wo
hadn't many guests, aud there aren't any
prospects that WO'll have many this ye'ar.
His Manager (firmly)?There is only one
thing to do?wv must advertise that we've
raised prices. ? Chicago Uecord.
Survival of the l ittest.
"Well," said one bacillus to another,
"how are you nud your human being get?
"It's u pretty close struggle," was tbo
reply, "as to which of us can bold out tho
longer under the doctor's medicine"?
"IT era comes tho carriage, Maud! Fancy
having to go and pay calls in such weath?
er I It's enough to give one ono's death of
"Worse thanithat, mother! Kvvrybody's
eure to be In I'^?Boston Budget
Campbell's Easter offering.
Castor-Ill is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's proscription lor Infants
and Children. Ii. contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is u harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions <?r Mothers. Castoria is tbe Children's Panacea
?tho Mother's Friend.
"Cnatorlalaso voll adapted toelilldronthftt
1 recommend it as superior toauy preaoriptlon
known to wie." II, a. Akqubh, M. 1?.,
in So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
uTheuaoof 1 Oastorlu' Is so universal mid
Us merits so well known that it seepisa ?,>rk
of supererogation to endorse it. Paw are the
Intelligent fauitllea who do not keep Castoria
within easy reach."
C.MtLO.t JlAKTT.N, 1>. I).,
Now York City.
Caotorln eure? Colli-, Constipation,.
Sour Stomach, I'iarrlio-a. Eructation,
Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promotes di?
Without injurious medication.
"I'..r several years I hare reeommended
'Caatoria,' ?nd shall always continue to do
to, ns it lias Invariably produced u-ueticlal
Edwin F. Pabdxe, M. r>.,
125th Street und Tili Ave., New York City.
Tub ?KMTAVM C'oJlPasrv, 77 MURRAY Snu.i::, NsW VoRK CiTV.
Ride a Bicycle With a Reputation
ST ER LING,
1 5 1 iViam Street.
OUT 11 AM.
I AM. SELLING MEN'S AND YOUTHS'
Blue and Black Cheviot Suit
STRICTLY ALL WOOL,
worth <$122.?30 for $4.50.
?3bo ao.K ?na ?ttv;. can evua nil ttiu uzsn laari "Baa nitre ??
Si"** ??>>? uouai iza-ji rjas.i c.'bj caul, u&iio bide jscS uk bu oaa> "a&si
li mm BALL CLOTHING COMPANY.
i THE KINGS OF LOW PRICES.
\ Your PccivBiiiooK Your Best and nearest Ffttf.
Skvro ki t advertising makes a ^roat deal >.f noise, bill t . live np to what
SB ono advertises is the foundation ol success: anch has beeu out expresonce. The
j depth of your purse Jsn t the measure 01 o r attonti n. ; he biftuess o' our
5" dot u a worth, tbe i tlenes* b our pri us, und ihe * no rtty ot i ur guarantee
g. re t'ie trait* of oui leadership. We fell you ONCE tue game is ours, for yon
g m e b itud to come back to where you net your hure st dollar s north A few
nil specials whieb wo here call your nttr-iitiou only gives yon a slight idea of tbe
8 man bargain arrayed on our couuters.
Hen's Suits, strong and durable.9 ? '.'U lioys' su.t for attcrnoou ewry
Men ? <loo I Workiu
Men's i uiduosa Suit*, >er> uatty.
Men H I UlltU >s Bull , strictly all
Men - black A'l Wool flay VYor
Sibd Surs .i.
den'- Ureas suits, up-to-date
porfect fitting. .... loon luy. Knee
Men's Hint Diagonal Importe t -tylca . .
Baak or i itlaway Suit*. . .. V2 60
i'.o.> Sails, koo.I cseiiiipi for
at ? r> day wear . GS
i ov -uiia t<>r titlet noon ev..rv
day. I 00
i altar > iinlit
hoi a Suit? orste I
cassinurs. . u <?s
lloya Very Fine n i i> B.ii:s.
just thn ? h .. . . y co
Mo: ? Trousers, In eitdlets va
! 1 . 00c up
ants, in mauy
.Hoc to $i
S! E< llL I His WELK ONLY
Boys' Knee l'..nt-, 4 tj 14, t-ao
pa r for .. jjt
N. U.?Plcnso take uotinc, our Mit. V. L. QOLDSMITI ?>( the la:e
?hlsmtthJL'ros, iamill with ns nud uot con rcted wll i my oth r concern.
Sy Main Stiee;,
? 3 a KB BIBB BBBB w Jll BD9R M?ib iiis ii-ii ?SUC ci db UHB9 ICBM i
a oca x?BE actio nzmn utioa caf.a uona inc.: unu in! "icn
Who is? I,. WRSTHEIMEIt. Why Because he has tbe prettiest lin of Crepe Cloth
at 12}c per yard in tbe city. If you don't believe it, go to his stun-. 131 Churob street,
ami ho l onviuco I. You will i.lso Hud there a oomulete line Summer bresa Ooods, auch
as Percales, lr ah ' awni. Dimity, Uttighams, India Linen, Sir! aud i.hcck Muslin,
prices I ?er til li thn I iWCSt.
A beautiful Hue Spring Neckwear iu 'leeks. Knur in hau 1 and ? w*
100 do/on Qents' Balbriggan Shirt* and Drawers at 15c per ?u.t. worth "5e.
Pereale shirt.-, all ftyiua, from 4?e to 81.25 ea.li.
11. A s. Corsets, a I sizes, constantly on band.
I nil regular made Muses' Fatl UlaOk Uoeo. :ro-u ? to 9. at 12 0 per pair.
striotl.v one: rrice.
CO A f. AiH Ii WOOD. COAL ?INI? WVIIU,
100 CORDS JUST RECEIVED.
13.00 PKK CORD.
A S t'OOt'KK, 411 Urauib'eton :.v.>.v> ?.
Lp TT D T o -y T i TW Ka?t Eod Lovilt ?Tenne. Phone oso. Ysrd full of Co-tl
? \. Ii l\ l J i 1 n 1", uud Wood, Prices as lo? auybndv. Hunt faellltlOi >or
i..odn..,.*??... ony. PROMPT DELIVERY.
\ WOOD ?ND 'CO?L. ~ ~?
jr> ALWAYS HAVE ON HAND A LABOE BUPl'IiY OP THE BEST SEASONED f
a iji:viv AxXi) o^vic woor>. l
i COAL- of the BEST QUALITY. 7
\ TBV TOM'fl CREEK BANNr.lt COAL, tho baoBt ami oheapest OOA.L on market a
?7 lor grates. tuT'Satisfaction guarautoo I au.l prices to suit tl.o times. f
l G. S. BRIGGS,
r Vard Ka<t End Falkland aud Charlotte streets. Telophouos No. 4'Jl and 792.
0*?J; "vis- "?v ^k- \?>- -"ti. -^.-^.^3?. -*.<>'4*-'*?s.-^-"?>.^fc-"<Sfc-"*^-^'^
$5.50 Per Ton-2.240 Piis-CASH!
KAWLINGrS, NICHOLS & CO.
Tlinnc, SIS. OlUrs and Vanl, .0 Nltlsuu Street, ucxi etat of lorry.
Aid Bellliitf btsl Oak nml Pino \Voo<1, out In any length *ud spill At 51.23jyer
quaiui ll'i-i or %6 per ooiJ, Stock always largo.
CHAS, K. SCOTT,
PHONE,351, I o??li sud IteterToir a.snusi.
JOHN B. LOUGHRAN'S
205 and 207 CHURCH STREET,
Yes, Mine is an Instalment House.
As t ote leen s to ho some doubt as <o tho real meaning of an In?tu|moot Mouse, ami
ui ti b eajioi tia I i.ott. i be settled, 1 giy? my idoa of it. My deiiuitlou is that It 1. a
[ store mIiuio ! oiisekeeperi an buy
Furniture. Carpets, JMtinys,
Ice Boxes, Carriages,
and other goods needed, being allowed" the privilege of
pa\ ing either in
VOU CAN BUY ANYTHING needed for furnish?
ing the house on these easy terms:
$25 Worth, 50c Cash, 50c Weekly. |
$50 Worth, $1 Cash, $1 Weekly. S
$75 Worth, $1.50 Cash, $1.50 Weekly. |
? $100 Worth, $2 Cash, $2 Weekly. 2
fc>?e?oao?????e??o9 9o?a(}?????o?ooo3oo*ot>O9?*oa??e?eo?0o 1
Have you thought of what bo- ln?ta:t:icnt > lau moans i It i nnble* the bousakeepet iu
moderate ciroumstaucoi Ij secure Liu ueoota.ry art.olei noedoj for home comfort*.
REFRIGESATORS, BABY CARRIAGES, ICE BOXES,
MATTHS GS, STOVES, Etc., by paying
ONE DOLLAR CASH AND OHE DOLLAR PER WEEK,
CLOTHING ON THE" .NSTRLfflENT PUN.
Th oop rtnnity s now o.leied by which you can purchase r..r yjurtelf or your boyi
a nioo nu t of
iu nn east way. Von qan always keen yo'ir^elf and y.>ur h iya lo.'kim,' net by procuring;
your clothes in the convenient niauuer. t'uo Doll ir per week buys ti e finest suit in
stock. 1 verythiDK uo? stylish aud up tj date at moderate prices, Call sui eirm no in.?
immeuie s.o k.
JOHN B. LOUGHRAN,
2?5 AND S07 CHURCH iSTRgET,
fii DUI Eil mAllmu I ?
A fulled stripe of Satin, a crinkled stripe of Silk, all
Silk this, exquiste shades, Evening dresses and waists.
50c a \ ard.
New Fancy Trimming Silks, very effective, though
not all silk, a 5c.
Figured Taffeta Silks, pure, very wide, black, also
colors, choice, new and beautiful, 75c a yaru.
Rich Black Satin Uuchesse, hgured, Sjlc; Gros
Bargain in Men's Balbriggan Underwear, 38c a suit.
White Marseilles Ouilts, extra heavy, generous si/.e. $1.
Lanies" Seamless, Stainless Black Hose, foreigners,
these, high spliced heel, linen soles, 25c. The buyei will
save 14c. on each pair?likely more.
WATT, RETTEW & CLAY.
P. S.? Have you visited the Wash Goods Section ?
Some oood things?going tast !
To~i7oY!.-L K EBrEKB?Jurt recelVed,' fuO |cor4
J nice, dry I'ine WnoJ. ?hieb will gUuien ih*
hciria ol rum f i'ks ami make Hie ? cheerful.
Send mi order. Phone 77?, K ?. 11. LEE, Eaal KuJ
i>u(e exieaUe?. late A-e-isuni Stieel !ni|jeetor.
Wholesale nr.d lletail Dealers in
Anthracite and Bituminous Coals
DCU&.T.C AND ?R? COKE,
Pine and Oak Wood.
Wo liavu s orial fiieilitios for handling
largo qualities of the celebrated
Pocahontas Steam Coal
at ibo N. 4 W. It. It. pier.
We ni ike a speoialty of carload and cargo
shipments of all sizes ANTHltAOlTE COAL
from o r At antic city wharf, and ulao
dire t from Nonlern ports.
OBOKOfA ORKBK CUMBERLAND COAL
for blacksmith purposes ui large or smalt
Wu Kiirauteo to tho retail trado the
LOWRo'A' alxVBKE r I'ltlUK tor 2,240 pounds
We are also nianiiluotiiier. and dealer lot
N. C. hiiu Dried Koiitrk and Dressed
The Nottingham & Wrenn Co.,
N MAIN BTBEET, NORFOLK, VA.
WOOD s COAL
NUT, FU KNACK, ;?? ?!, BTOVtf, Wall
BPL1NT (.Heal Splint.. RUSSELL CMEr.K,
POOAIIONTAH LUMP, TOM'S ORRBK
QUANTITY. AND QUALITY i.CALAM'KED.
!>'! (i| rJ IT. :!? ?' Si :;:0 s'WJ -Mi.
CEO. W. TAYLOR & CO,,
SU. 47 UUANllY SillLlii'.
All kind* and sizes ?I
Coustantly ou baud.
L_ IIV! EI,C El IVl ?1N T,
PLASTER, BRICKS. LATHS,
TEIUl\ COTTA PIPE,
Sewer, Drain and CMiifij Pips.
FANCY CHlMTiEY CAPS.
Batcheldor & Collins,
No. ?3 WAT LP. STREET.
169 CHUHCH STREET.
il ewjrrj $25.00.
PU? D u?a? perle tie
forme i a any d bis kind.
Answers the name o "Harry."
?J he ubovo roward will
lo pal : for li if. restoi t ou
and no i|uettion? askoil
old Oomiiiiou Paper Co.,
6.S Co i,innren atmet.
Noil ..it spaoial ott'er ou
< abiuol I elio'r I i n an i other
or . e Kittiiigs a'i i Hiitlonery,
OjfAny l)o-^ Miirtivor.il:; l :? d ? criptlon
uiiu' ho brought lo the store after lo p. in.
THE A1ISS VOQELSp
BERLIN GOHSEQVRTORY OF RID5IC,
TEACHEltSOF PIANO, Vint.IS ANU
THEORY OR MUSIC,
A COEOlNQ T<? TUB LATEST CON8EHVA?
Mo lern language! taught practically anl the.
oretlcallv after l he. net hod ol tho Berlin School uf
languages, wheielij |ai|>ii. learn lapidljrto ?poa?
. a ?.-,. .:. r?-a.l .1 .Mil, I irfto yr.ir? eipi-rltni.a
a ...i btadio with Aids* it Burke, Main nirevt.
Z ;rr: MRS, mm
ha- been iihciI tor children wlnla teethiOft?
i\ t oihii tin chill. m'fien the cum? aL
l.ua ah pain, cores wind cholio, regulates
r.e atomach and bowels, ami m thu beat
remedy for diarrhea Twenty-five cent* a
Pottlo. sold by ad druggist! throughout
the nur I SS10-SU.W