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Town of Suffolk
A PRISONER ESCAPES
Simon Branch Took the Officer's Gun and
Left for Paris Unknown.
A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL AT LARGE
Rrifu* or l.ynou'n Bill still Xmonltlcr
liit-Couipllmoulnry Ilccc|Hlou to
nin j*fTor?-oirlor NCnnntoti?The
i mm ci?r;??Tii? Xntlonal
Slnrs-^l'Uo Uo?i>pl ot Dontb."
Suffolk. <Va-, TVU ?8.?(S?ocIa1.)?A
physical giant, with eyes of an eagle,
iSii'non iBra??h tunica the tables on
Special Constable Lueter, and took the
lalter's gun. 'It took place in South?
ampton County Saturday, -Lueter had
ibeen sworn In as a special otllcer to
take Branch to the Jail in Courtland.
When almost there, and while riding
?long near the home of County Judge
J. II. Prince, Branch thought the time
for oction had dome. Branch was
charged with a felony, and he figured
a lltjtlo risk did not affect his peniten?
Branch was tied?that Is the feet wore.
I am told the hands w re unfettered.
He know the ollicialVs gun was in his
coat .pocket. A rapid movement at an
opportune time put Branch it. posses?
sion of the nlstiol and the other at his
mercy. Branch had no desire to shoot.
31e reckoned his physical prowr.ess sulli
cient to cope witli an unarmed o'licer.
The latter realized the responsibility of
his positron and made a brave effort to
recover It. but couldn't. It Is said the
otllcer was ordered to unbind the pris?
oner's feet, nfter which the litter bad:
him a long adieu and left for parts
unknown. Officer Burgess yesterday
notified Sergeant Ames, of Suffolk, con?
cerning the escape and gave descrip?
Simon Rrnnch -was nno of a trio?the
worst?which robbed a pouiut storage
house near Ivor. His accomplices were
William Pecden and his 4 John
Peeden. Justice F. P. Pulley bailed the
two Beedens. The son was discharged
and the father's hail renewed for a sub?
sequent hearing, with Thomas Wi'.Mam
son and Frank Branch as sure! es.
"When the elder Peeden heard that the
owner of the peanuts. Attorney Whit
H. Urquhart, or the Virginia and North
Carolina Chemical company. Richmond,
was coming down to pros?.mie him, ho
Jumped bind and disappeared In (he
forest rastnesses. which at least insured
a 'temporary freedom.
Eight days nHer the origin of the lire
which made desolate the ;5Ciri>? of J. \V.
Lynch & Co.'s mill plant, still lives. On
Sunday a small blue column of smoke
Issuing from the heap of ruins told of
Its life. In fact, there were two places
from which smoke Issued. The toss has
befn adjusted and the firm is hartl.v
paid before the blaze relinquishes its
COMPLIMENTARY TO MISS JEF
Inventions are out for an invitation
next Thursday evening at the home of
the Him. J. 10. Hooker, No. IS Saratoga
street. Tt will he given by the Miss-s
Hooker in honor of their guest. Miss
Alcse Jc-rrrcss. of Richmond. A goodly
number of cards has boon sent out. The
hours are from I? to 12 'o'clock.
OFF FOR STAUNTON.
Circuit Judge Robort R. Prent is left
to-day for Staunton, Vn.. to attend a
session of the Virginia CJr.v.vl Lodge,
Knights of Honor. Judge Prnilis is
representative t'a the Bupr-'mo Lodge,
which convenes noxl summer. Mr. W.
L. McLeod loft to-night f?.?r Stauntr.ii.
He represents Nhnscmond Lodge No
2,090 In the Crnnd Lodge;
THE NEW TOWtN CA RTS.
The Town Council has made another
step toward retrenchment. Former
Councilman M. F. Lloyd's contract for
removing swill has been cancelled and
the town proposes to do it Indepen?
dently oven If it. requires the purchase
of tanks, carts and team. The equip?
ment is now about complete and the
ofllelal carts will begin their rounds
next Thursday. Whether an actual
better known as Ayer's Cherry Pec?
toral, has made a record for its
remarkable cures of asthma. Cases
that have been considered beyond
hope or help have been cured by
this remedy. We give two examples
of such cures out of the many on
"My mother has been a great sufferer
from asthma for tho past ten years, and her
recovery is almost without a parallel. On
account of her advanced age?over seventy?
we had but little hopea of ever seeing her
well again ; but wo are sincerely grateful to
inform you that ahu Iin3 been entirely cured
by tho use of Ayor'a Cherry Pectoral."
. INGLIK BANKS, Tar Brook, N.&
"I was a sufferer for a lonjj timo from
asthma, vainly etidoavoriiiK to procure relief
in the use of ordinary remedies. At length I
was induced to try a* bottle of Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral. Tho first bottle afforded me so
much benefit that I continued the uso of tho
.remedy until entiroly cured."
U~-v JOSEPH KLONZ, Charlotto, N.C.
put up in half-size bottles, CO cents.
Full-size bottle, $1.00..
cash saving will result is an unsolved
TIKE G09PHL. OF DEATH.
'ISonie men preach tho gospel of
death Instead of the gospel of life."
.So said Rev. J. B. Dunn, rector of St.
Paul's, In a well worded sermon Sun
THUS N'ATIONA'L. STARS.
Despite the disorganized condition of
the regular Suffolk team and the de?
solated look of the fenceless park, the
town will have baseball. Captain
Patrick, of North Main street, has
organized a team whose appellation
is lite First National Stars.
Doc. Losslter and Luther Caulk have
concluded a short stay In Norfolk.
There was not a deed brought In to
go on record nor a marriage license Is?
sued from the County Clerk's ollicc to
Miss Rose Ethorbdge, of Charlotte,
N. C, after a lengthy visit to friends
In Suffolk, has gone home.
B. V. Goodman. Esq., of Richmond,
was In Suffolk to-day.
(Miss Annie Gillis, of Berkley, Is be?
ing entertained by Suffolk friends.
Mr. It. O. Jones, of Petersburg, was
in Suffolk to-day.
?Mr. and Mrs. Southall. of Charlottes
Vllle, are guests of Rev. and Mrs. J.
B. Dunn, at the Episcopal rectory.
A big kite sent up to-day attracted
a deal of attention from small boys.
?Mr. S. S. Erambert, who has been 111
since last September, is now getting
hotter. His physician says Mr. Eram?
bert will bo out in a week.
The General Assembly having ad?
journed, Representative J. E. Booker,
of Nanscmond, will be home in a duy
.Mr. O. M. Jenkins, of Norfolk, was
to-day in Suffolk on business.
Alles Sue Urquhart a night or so ago
gave a candy stew to a number of
Mrs. H. P. Brooks will leave "Wed?
nesday for Roarioko to visit tho family
of her brother, Mr. John Jones.
Suffolk Lodge No. .10. A. F. ?: A. M.,
had a meeting to-night.
Mr. Frank Tat em, of Norfolk, visit?
ed friends In Suffolk Sunday.
A class for tho systematic study of
Bible history will bo organized this
week at St. Paul's P. E. church.
The AEtna. the largest fire Insurance
company in America, has entered Suf?
folk for business and placed Its agency
In two fires, Chicago, 1S71, and Boston,
1S72, this company paid out more than
five, million' dollars, and never stop?
ped writing business for a tiay. The
company now has more than eight mil?
lion dollars surplus to policy holders,
and we take great pleasure In offering
all Ms advantages to our patrons. With
our present facilities we are able to
place any line, no matter how large,
und solicit fire insurance of all kinds.
WOODWARD & ELAM,
No. 0 Main street.
felS-tf Suffolk, Va.
Concerted Action at Wholesale Jail
Newport News. Va.. Feto. 'S.?(Spe?
cial.)?A concerted effort was made by
the felons in ithe city jail to free 'them?
selves this afternoon: Five convicted
felons, who only await the arrival of
officers from the State prison to take
them thence, ond several charged with
felonies and awaiting trial, united ''.heir
energies to 'break Jail. Tho felons
wrought away behind the grating which
protects the outer wall 'of tho prison,
and begun work which would have In
a few minutes' time undermined the
wall and made escape for all possible.
Some very dangerous characters are
imprisoned In this part of the jail and
it is feared by the authorities ithat the
prison Is too weak to hold them until
the order book is signed toy Judge Bar
ham, which cannot be done until the
Hustings Court Is adjourned for this
term. There will toe no court held until
Friday. The order book will probably
be signed Saturday. This gives these
dangerous felons a whole week In
which to concoct plans and operate upon
tho insecure walls of the city Jail. But
for the timely arrival of an officer who
m< rely chanced tri look into ithe jail to?
day, the prisoners,.S in number, would
have been at large to-night. It would
seem only reasonable caution to provide
a guard or otherwise dispose of these
dangerous men during the present recess
of the court.
WHE'BH IS THEO. M. PRINCE?
The friends here or M r. Theo. M.
Prince; an Englishman who came to
this c't:y from New York and work-d
at the ship yard until Christmas, the
time of his sudden and unaccountable
disappearance, are much alarmed.
Mr. Prince was seen on the
s-treets at Portsmouth on Wed?
nesday 'following Christmas toy Air.
WInfred WIIMams, of this city, but since
that date the missing man has not
been seen. Letters from Mr. Prince's
?wife, who still resides In England, come
to this city, hence his wife cannot toe
advised Of his having gone away. The
missing man was accustomed to drink?
ing heavily at it lines, and It Is feared
thai some accident befell him. or P>ul
play was practiced during his Christ?
Charles .Maley, vagrant, ten days in
Dan Kelly, vagrant, twenty davs In
A. Tynes. colored, disorderly; fined
<?? and costs.
John Lchlncder, disorderly; fined SO
Kate Jordan, colored, disorderly; fined
$3 and <- sis.
Ed, Anderson, colored, resisting an
ollicer; fined ?l'0 and costs.
Walter Cox, colored, Charles Johnson,
J. Stanley, Charles White nnd Niel
Mel lin ken, drunks, each fined $2 and
The defense of Pokln, China, Is still
largely intrusted to men armed only
with bows and arrows.
Thomas W. Crider, Third Assistant
.Secretary of state, accompanied by
Lieutenant A. C. Baker, of Ihe I'ni'.ed
States navy, sailed f >r Paris yesterday,
to ttike up the work left unfinished
by the late Major Moses P. Handy.
Sister Bettina, the chief of 'the Red
Cross Society in Now York, who was
married last summer to Dr. Lesser, has
1'ft for Havana with her husband. Miss
I Barton summoned her to that place
fnr the purpose of training the na
l live women In 'lue care of the sick.
BALL MAGNETS MEET
National Board.of Arbitration of Baseball
Clubs in Session.
A NUMBER OF CASES ' DISPOSED OF
Petition or IInvry Ilcno Dismissed ?
Blol'urluuu'f? l*ottllou l'or Itc
Ipiihh from Korfollc Club Grnnlfd
Tbe Clnint or Lancaster Clnb Iiis?
missed? Tlio Atliiutlo I.miriio.
St. Louis, Feb. 2S.?A >protracted meet?
ing of the National Board of Arbitration
of the National League of Baseball Clubs
was held to-day arid a number <of cases
were disposed of before llnul adjourn?
It was rumored while the meeting
was being held behind closed doore that
it had taken upon Itself the selection
of a now member to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Charles H.
Byrne, of Brooklyn, who had chosen
AI Reach, of Philadelphia. This was
later found to be untrue, as only the
National League has lush authority.
As it is the duty of the board to
hear and determine all disputes and
complaints between associations, clubs
?and members of the same, the busi?
ness passed upon was of that nature.
President N. 15. Young presided and
there were present A. H. So Jen of
Huston: F. dcHass Robinson, of Cleve?
land: J. A. Hart, of Chicago, and John
T. Brush, or Cincinnati.
The petition of Harry Berte for re?
lease from the Quincy Cub was dis?
Tho Western League had accepted
the services of the disbanded Quincy
Club members and transferred the
club to Ottumwa, This action was
J. C. ITorndon's petition for release
from reservation by the Reading (Pa )
Club was granted and the petition of
W. F. McFarland for release from re?
servation by the Norfolk Club was
denied, as no evidence was presented
to show that the president of the latter
club had agreed to exempt him from
A request of President Powers, of the
Kastern League, for permission to hold
exhibition games in National League
territory prior and subsequent to the
regular season, was presented. It was
decided that) clul)? of a minor league
had no right to play games in the
territory of the major league without
permission of the latter.
The claim of the Lancaster Club for
James Hannivan, who was reserved by
Brooklyn and traded to Rochester,
wan dismissed, .ts was also the claim
of W. F. Hutchinson ngainst the St.
Lop Is Club for two days' salary. The
board found no evidence to show that
tho St. Ixuii? agreement had agreed to
pay Hutchinson t.he salary claimed by
The Atlantic League was ordered to
pay by May J5, 1S!)S, whatever is due
Players Fox and McVeagh. and any
other player? to which it hart become
Indebted by reason of assuming the
liabilities or the -Vthleitlc Club.
All the correspondence hart to date
?between tho Cleveland and Milwaukee
clubs, and Player Bert Jones, whom
the major league team had purchased,
along with tho agreement was read.
Action on the matter was deferred for
future developments as to Jones' play?
On motion it was decided that the.
money advanced by Tort Sullivan to
start the New Jersey State League
should be refunded, and It was eo or?
There is speculation as to who will be
appointed to fill the place on the na?
tional board of arbitration made vacant
by the death or Ch trios H. Byrne.
Nod iHanlon, John I. Rogers and C. H.
Khbltts are those most prominently
spoken of in this connection.
H. (.'. Pulliam, or Louisville, hart this,
to say or a report that prominent dis?
tillers or his city had formed a syndi?
cate to purchase the Browns:
"A millionaire distiller of Louisville
mot mo Just 'before leaving for the
league meeting. He told me to Investl
I gtite the condition of the St. Louis club,
to see what a clean bill of sale of it
could be secured for. He said that If.
after tho Investigation the property
was found worth buying. .and that It
could bo secured for a reasonable figure
ho would buy it if only on speculation.
His plan is to buy the club ind place
Anson at the head of it. That is all
there Is to the story. I am going to
look over the ground, find out just
what the club can be bought for, and
then report to my friend In Louisville.
Should he get the club It will be a good
thing for the league, for he is a man
with unlimited capital and would he
sure to put a. first-class, team in the
The national board of arbitration held
n meeting which listed without inter
?misslori from 10:30 a. m. until almost
o'clock. Considerable business was dis?
At S o'clock this evening the National
League met In executive session.
NATIONAL LEAGUE! MEETS.
St. Louis. Mo., February 28.?WMh
the exception Of Andrew Fried?
man, president of the New- York
baseball club, all the National League
magnates arc here ito attend the an?
nual meeting, which convened to-day
at the South, rn Hotel. A. H. Korten, of
Boston, held the proxy of 'Mr. Fried?
man. Those present are N. E. Young,
national president and secretary, and
R. H, young, secretary national board;
A. H. Soden and VV. H. Cohnnt, Boston;
F. A. Ahell and C. H. Ebbltts, Brook?
lyn: A. .1. Roach and John I. Rogers.
Philadelphia; Edward Hnnlon, Ralti
morc; J. E. Wagner; Washington; \v.
II. Watkins. Pittsburg; John T. Brush,
Cincinnati; F. del lass Robinson, Cleve?
land; J. A. Hart. Chicago; H. O. Pulliam.
Louisville, and Chris Von der Ahe and
B> S. Muckonfuss. St. Louis.
A number of minor league offlelnls are
also On tho field to Jook after their re?
spective Inter, sis.
There Is considerable work to be done
by -the league met ting.
President lianlo.n, wlv> represents the
minority of tho rules committee, will
report to do away with rowdy ball play?
ing, giving the president of the league
power to suspend ah offending player
ror any length of time he may deem
The president officially announced tho
death of C. H. Byrne, of Brooklyn, and
a committee wi.s appointed composed
or Messrs. Brusli, Hart, and Rogers, to
rt:af: suitable resolutions.
At 2 p. m. tomorrow ;hc amendment
to do away with rowdy ball playing
will be discussed. Representative
newspaper men were lnv.'u d to be pres
eat during this dlPcusslorL A nunVber
of amendments were adopted. .
.Th'e.tlme of the. annual meeting waa
changed'-to the second Tuesday af De?
cember.' ? '
(Continued from First Page.)
Great IMfllculty JKxperloncoil In Ki?
trlvniiiiR >?*hiiio?'n -floillos.
Havana, February 28.?Little work
was done to-day by the divers
from tho tug Right Arm. Cap?
tain McGee, who is In charge, seems to
lask authority ifrOm the wrecking people
or others, and Is indisposed to work on
his own Judgment, except in smaller de?
Captain Slgsbee was on board the
United 'States lighthouse tender Fein
until 2 o'clock this afternoon. He waited
for the Spanish divers, but they did not
appear. Captain Slgsbee things Spain
has a moral and International right to
make an Independent examination, f-nd
he will give the Spalsh divers such fa?
cilities as are possible.
The difficulty experienced In recover?
ing bodies Is niot understood by any hut
the divers. The latter yesterday w? rk
ed for three hours trying to brine f>ut
One body Intact, and one of the divers
had a 'bad fall and several got their air
tubes 'tangled. Even then they could
not extricate the remains.
The principal efforts Of the divers are
now directed toward clearing the upper
wreckage, smokestacks, decks, guns,
hatches, bridge, cranes and gratings.
Then, if not before, all the dead can be
One of the saddest letters received by
Capialn Slgsbee was from the brother
of a dead man, wh'o wrote that when
death was claiming the victim his
friends at home were celebrating his
birthday and wishing him many happy
returns of the day.
ACTIVITY AT WATBRVLIHT AR
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 2S.?The activity
at the Wutervllet Arsenal and Gun
foundry continued lo-day. It' was
learned at the gun factory to-day that
twelve .mortars have been boxed and
are ready for shipment as soon a? cars
arrive to convey them to their desti?
nation, Sandy Hook. It is understood
thru part of die shipment will be made
Twenty machinists, whose names ap?
pear on the eligible civil service list,
were notified Saturday by the secre?
tary of the local civil service board
to report at the gun shop to-morrow
ready to go to work. It Is the inten?
tion of the authorities to put the men
at work on parts or rifles which are
In a fair way to completion.
Washington, Feb. 28.?The Navy De?
partment has completed the allotment
among the States of the appropriation
of $00,000 made for the assstance of the
naval mllilia organizations. The allot?
ments are smaller this year than here?
tofore owing to the fact that while the
appropriation remains stationary the
organizations are Increasing In number,
hence the effort now being made to se?
cure from Congress an increase of the
appropriation to JGO.000.
The allotment for North Carolina is
?2,1S3, and that for Virginia Is |4.75.
NO SUPPORT FROM: ENGLAND
London. March 1.?The Dally News,
commenting editorially this morning on
the relations 'between the United States
and Spain, says:
"Spain can expect no support, m'eiral
or otherwise, from England against the
United States. She has ruined Cuba,
as she has ruined or lost every other
colony, by the grossest corruption,
cruelty and maladministration, and she
must be left to settle the account for It
with those whom it may concern with?
out any aid or sympathy on our part."
The Standard, in an editorial on the
same general topic, highly praises Presi?
dent MeKinley's statesmanlike modern,-*
tion, and recognizes -that "It would be
'inly human nature -that proof of the
Maine having been blown up from the
outside should engender a tlangrrous
war feeling In America."
Sir Edward James Reed, the eminent
naval expert, writes to 'the Times this
morning expressing the opinion that
the Maine could be re-floated for a tithe
of her cost.
Ill ((I is n JUNKFOK MAINK'.H ?KAI).
Cardinal Gibbon* onirlutcv and lt<
nmrktt on Hie IHsnster.
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 2S.?A solemn
requiem mass for the repose of the
souls of those who lost their lives
through the destruction of the battle?
ship Mnlnc. In Havana, was celebrat?
ed a ithe Cathedral here this morning.
Cardinal Gibbons made an address ond
read the services for the dead. A num?
ber of naval and military officers were
present, Including those of the mtlltla
ami Naval Reserves. The vocal music
was furnished by a quartette from the
"Mrtde-rlect" Opera company, nrnv
performing in Philadelphia.
Tho Cardinal, among other things,
"Too much praise cannot be be?
stowed on the President and on the
members of hl? Cabinet, and particu?
larly on the Secretary of the Navy and
bis able assistant, as well as on the
houses e>f Congress, for the calmness
and tranqulllty, the self-control and
the self-po.-session which they have
exhibited during the fearful ordeal
through which the country has been
pussing In the last few days. It needed
only a spark to kindle a great con
ilagration and t'he patient and digni?
fied bearing of the executive and legis?
lative bodies arc all the more com?
mendable In view of the mischievous
and intemperate utterances of some
"This nation Is too brave, too strong,
too powerful and too Just to engage
In an unrighteous or precipitate war.
Let us remember that the eyes of the
world are upon us, whose Judgment
we cannot dr-sptse. and that we will
gain more applause and credit for our?
selves by cialm deliberation and master?
ly Inactivity than by recourse to arms.
"I hope and believe, for the honor
of humanity, that t'he destruction of
the Maine was caused by an accident,
and In that case Spain cannot be re?
sponsible. Hut suppose some fiendish
Cuban had occasioned this feaful loss
of life in order to embroil our nation
in' a war with his mother country?
In that ease Spain should not he held
responsible. And even ,had rcome fan?
atical Spaniard perpetrated this atro?
cious crime there would be no neces?
sity for a recourse to arbitrament of
'The only circumstance that would
This is what
a prominent physician says: "I
have given my own children'the
benefit of very careful study in
the matter of absolute clearjli
ness in bottle feeding. I have
studied the so-called easily
cleaned nursing bottles, and I
long ago came to the conclusion
that a little Pearline would ren?
der ordinary nursing bottles the
safest utensils of them all. I firmly believe that children
properly fed and cleanly fed will avoid the majority of the
difficulties which they encounter during the first two years of
life. I believe that if every feeding bottle was washed with
Pearline, many innocent lives would be saved."
Surely, this is a matter to interest every mother.'-' Nothing
co thoroughly cleanses as Pearline. ???
make the children-happy nnd causo the old folks to
ftS smile. Complicated tnachi:.i.s Ret out of Srder.
P THE LNlTCp STATES TALKING MACHINE
issuuplc, durable ; no parts to break or get
out of order. Any child can operate it.
It is neatly encoded in a hard-wood box,
well finished, size 8}?xii}4x3J4 inches,
..Ith brass hinges and catch; hns hearing tubts tor two persons, ono (Her
liner's Uramophone) record and twentv-livo needle points. Price complete with one Record
(express charges prepaid) $3.60. weight 4 lus. Remit by Hank Draft, Express, or Post?
Office money order. Agents wonted. For terms and o.irticulara address
ljMTED STATES TALKING flACHlNE CO.. (DEPT WO ) f.7 E. ?th ST.. NP.W YORK CITY;
warrant uctive hostilities would be
the evidence that tho Spanish Govern?
ment connived at the placing of tor?
pedoes or explosives in the harbor of
Havana to destroy our vessels. But I
do not believe, and no sane man can
believe, that a chtvalrlc nation would
be guilty of euch Inhumanity.
"An able commission has been ap?
pointed by the Government to inves?
tigate'the cause of the disaster. Let
us calmly and dispassionately await
the result of their verdict and not an?
ticipate their judgment. One thing
is certain, this country knows how In
any emergency to defend her honor
and protect her interests."
Alleged Diamond Thief Arrested and
Held for Brooklyn Authorities.
Petersburg. Va., Feb. 28.?(Special.)?
Samuel Tatarlsky was arrested yester?
day afternoon by the police on a war?
rant sworn out by Charles Guteman,
charging him with the larceny from him
of diamonds and two .watches, all of the
value uf $1,1^5. Guterman, who is a
dealer and Importer of diamonds,
watches and jewelry. No. ."0 Rutgers
street, New York, arrived here yester?
day, and on learning that Tatarlsky was
In Petersluirg, had a warrant for his ar?
rest Issued. Mr. Guterman told The
Virginian correspondent that Tatarlsky
was already under indictment in Brook?
lyn for some the nrtlcles stolen from
him. Tatarlsky was at one time a con?
ductor on ithe Flat bush line of the
Brooklyn Heights railroad. lie will be
held for the Brooklyn authorities.
iMnyOr E. >B. Branch, -the representa?
tive from Petersburg Lodge No. 738,
Knights of Honor, and Mr. Isadorc
Reinach. tho representative from Har?
mony Lodge, loft here this morning for
Staunton to attend the sess-on of the
Grand 'Lodge, which meets to-morrow.
One hundron and twenty water meters
from the Neptune iMeter company, of
New York, arrived hero to-day nnd the
?work of installing them will be begun
on n?xt Wednesday.
During the past month the clerk of
the court Issued marriage licenses to
17,couples, whites 10. colored 7.
Tn some of toe churches yesterday
collections were taken up in .b.'half
of the starving Cubans.
?Mr. Robert E. Bland and Miss Emma
I lite left this morning for Weldon, N. C.
to have the nuptial knot tied.
Miss Gester. of San Antonia. Texas,
who has been visiting Miss Mary Pat?
terson, has left ifor home.
Samuel Moody, colored, of Suffolk,
started to walk from Petersburg to
Bichmond yesterday, and when near
Swift creek, Chesterfield county, n short;
distance from Petersburg, he was held
up by three negro highwaymen nnd
robbed of almost everything ho had.
The United States internal revenue
collections for the month of F'hruary.
at the olllce In this city, amounted to
$15.000. The exports of manufactured
tobacco amounted to (10,7-1? pounds.
WHEN MOST FASCINATING.
.Men Like Women of Nearly Forty Bet?
ter Than Those of Twenty.
When 30 yeans of age woman Is mo?t
fascinating. All the women famous for
power over the hearts of men, from
Cleopatra to Helen down, were nearer
40 than 20 when at the zenith of their
At a' Htenvry salon In Paris Balzac
was once asked by a pretty little miss
of 17 why It was he liked women she
would call passe, "Why, monsieur, even
when they are as old as 40 you wem
to enjoy their society!" Balzac, looked
at her earnestly for a second, nnd then
laughed heartily. He bent over to ex?
plain matters, nnd remarked in a se?
rious voice as though weighing every
word he said: "Perhaps the secret lies
In the simple fact that the woman of 20
must be pleased, while the woman of 10
tries to please, and the older woman's
power consists, no:, a-* h.is been so
often fiald, in understanding .and mak?
ing tire most of her own charms, but In
comprehending and with happy (act
calling out and making most of the
good qualities of the man whose favor
There is no doubt that a mm always
nd'mlres a clever woman, yet ho enjoys
himself better with a woman who makes
him feel (hat he is clever. Of course,
all the men like being entertained for
awhile by a well informed woman, but
man is essentially vain, and be enjoys
much better the happy tact which makes
him believe that he Set entertaining the
well Informed woman.
Tho woman a man lik"? tvesi Is not
always the smartest or mo=>l brilliant.
No. Indeed. A pair of brown, sympa?
thetic eye." a sweet voice will do away
with all the happy knack of discover?
ing what subject the man talks about
brat. Then phe must listen quietly and
in nn Interested manner. Perhaps it
would be a good r'jggesflon for her to
draw him out with hippy queries until
he Is astonished at his own brilliancy, i
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
points to intentional blowing up of the
Maine. This, 1 think, will be done, un?
less the court formulates a theory of
its own. or declares that It does not
know how the disaster occurred, both
of which conjectures 1 think improb?
As hearing on the value of the opin?
ion of the olilcer in question, ii must be
borne in mind that he was before the
court for about fifteen minutes only,
and that he has at all times expressed
himself as confident that the explosion
w.as not due to accident.
Members of the court, when the sub?
stance of tho interview was brought
to their attention, declined to have
anything to say. All the high naval
Officials here, when asked crucial ques?
tions, politely profess Ignorance.
D KCl* A U ED U X CO A ST 1T U TIO N A I..
( In- l nitre Government Innnncttou of
-He ni Itcclurotl Void.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 2S.?The en?
tire system of Government Inspection
of meat, which has been established
i in the packing houses of the United
States, was declared to be unconstitu?
tional, ineffective and void in an opin?
ion handed down in the United States
District Court to-day by Judge John
Rodgers, Federal Judge at Fort Smith,
I Ark., who is sitting for Judge Phillips.
] An indictment against Harry Boyer,
foreman of the fresh meat department
of the Jacob Dold Packing company,
charged with attempting to bribe a
Government meat Inspector, was
quashed on the ground that Congress
had no power to create the office of
meat Inspector; that even If Boyer had
attempted to bribe on Inspector, as was
charged in tbe indictment, he did not
commit an effense against the Govern
packcrs may disregard the nteat Inspec*
Under the decision of Judge Rodgers,
( tors without fear of successful prose?
cution, because the law by which the
inspection was created has been
Notice of /Meeting.
N orfolk, Va.. Feb. 23rd, ISflS.
A general meeting of the Hoard of Trus?
tees of the Hospital of St. Vincent do
Paul for the election of officers for the
ensuing year win be held at the Hospital
Building;, Wood street, city, on WED?
NESDAY, March 30th, li'JS, between the
hours of 9 and II a. mi
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