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SOME INTERESTING
PAGES OF HISTORY
Short Skctches of Commonwealih's
\ Attorneys of Essex
FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY.
During a Hundred and Twonty-Tlirec
Years Only Klcvcii Mcu/Have
Occupied tlie I'ositioii of
Public l*r<)>cciitor.
Tho following extracts are from
"Sketclus of Commonwealth's Attorneys
of Virginia." editcd by Henderson Lee,
Esq., and give a bricf sketch and inter?
esting anecdotes and tradiUons of each
Commonwealth's Attorney cf Essex coun?
ty for the period of one hundrfrl and
twcnty-Uircc years. It Is curious to note.
tfliat in this pcriud or nearly a cetfRjry
and a quarter there have been no more
than clcven lncumbents of that office in
the county.
John Vlarden was the first Attorney
for the CoinmonwealUi for Essex ceunty
after RevoluUon. Thc term "King's At?
torney" was swept away by the Ke.volu
don as a rellet of the Crown, and he was
called Deputy Attorney lor the Com
monwcaltb. He qualified as such. in Es?
sex County Court February 17, 1777, un?
der a oommisslon from Patrick Henry,
Governor. He was a Scotchman by birth,
and was said to have been an erudite
scholar and flnished lawyer. Hc had
bien, we suspect, one of the Klng's
anolnted, and a HtUe tainted with Tory
procllviUes. He made himself conspicu
ous, if not a. little odlous, in the riged col
JeeUon evf Uie elaims of thc Scotch and
British mercliants against their Ameri?
can cousins, and brought upon himself
many anafhemas. His oomical ar.d qu:unt
savings and wit are still rcpeated :ts a
part of thc history and tradiUons of the
times. Mr. Warden pracUced in our Su
preme Court of Appeals, and when he
went to this highest court at Richmond
he always made the boast that hc was
armed with Bacon's Abridginent as his
vade mccum. On one occasion, as he
stood before that august body, ln his ?
briiliant elocution he put his h;ind in his
coat pocket for his authority to enforcc
his point, and drew out a hunk of bacon
placed there by some misc-hievous wag.
Without being in the least disconoerled
lio rcmarked: "No harni done; I have
saved my bacon." Hc was a homely man
ln appearance, and once in a forensic
discussion with tbe distingulshed John
TVickham, be said tbat be di<i not in
tend to be made ihe cat's paw for any
monkoy. to wheh thc great John Wick
liaai rotorted wiUi his wc.ll-known flashes
of v?it and ready repartee: "Then, sir,
you !?! the monkey."
APOLOG*t WORSE THAN OFFENCE.
The VJrginia Legislature once during its
session scemed to have Incurred his dis
plcasure, and to have drawn forth the
vials of bis wrath. He openly, bittcrly,
end cohtemptuously assailed in tne most
offenslve languago that~august body. The
sergeant-at-arms was ordered to arrest
Um and bring him before the body. He
was arrested and brought to the bar of
the General Assesnibly. As he stood there
before U-.e August Assembly. the speaker
addressed him: "-Mr. Warden, you have
been brought here at. this bar for con
tempt, in assailing the dignity and vio
latir.^- tl:e rules in the contemptuous
charge that the Legislature did not have
sense enough to carry g?ts to a bear;
and you are called ujmiii to purge your
seli' of that contempt." Mr. Warden at
once rcplied: "Mr. speaker, I will say
to you and this August Assembly. over.
which you preside with such distinguished
abllity and honor, tb.it 1 did use the
languape Smputed to me that the Legis?
lature did not have sense enough to carry
g?ts to a beax. 1 now make a complete
re'.raxit. and will say that the l<egis
lature has sense enough to carry g?ts to
a. bear." He then made a grae.ei'ul and
profound bow. This incldent has been
bt-fore narrated in the life of Patrick
Henry.
John Warden resigned the office of
deputy attorney for the Commonwealth,
and on May 21st, 17!?2. the gentlemen
JusUces appointed Francis T. Brooke to '
ib,. same oflice. Among the mlnutes of
the court on May 2Gth, 1702, we iind the
following order: "Francis T. Brooke,
3-isq., ls requested to cbnvey to John War?
den. Esq., late deputy attorney for thc
Commonwealth of Virginia in this court,
the tlianks of the said court for his
long atientinn and assiduity in the exe?
cution and disiharge of his duty ln that
ofllere, nnd it is ordered that the clerk
forthwith noUfy tlie said Brooke of the
same."'
Francis T. Brooke was appointed the
seeond deputy attorney for Uie Common
v.ealth. and qualified as such on May 21st,
132. He remained in oflice as such until
17!<G or 17!*7?not oertaln; as James Webb
succeeded him and was in oflice in 17s7.
Francis T. Brooke was appointed judge
of thc General Court. January 12th 1S0-I,
and was appointed to the Supreme Court I
or Appeals January 30th 1M1. Judge
Eroolio was a grea.t judge and bis lucid
opinlons embellish the anr.als of the court. j
JAMES WEBB.
James Webb was appointed the Ulird
?deputy attorney for the Commonwealth
in 17'.:7 and remained' in oflice until
Thomas Gresham suecceded him. He was
a man of-evtraordinary bitellect and force j
of charax ter, and was the ahcestor of
the Smilhs. Mcriwethe-rs and Joiieses, Who
have always occupied honored positions
in every department of life and adbrhed
the page-s of history. It is toid of James
Webb that he once prosccuted a man for
murdcr, and he was convicted and sen
ti-ncel. AYhile under sentence of death,
tlie convicted man sent for Mr. Webb to
come to thc jaiL and the jailer opened
Uie prison door and admltted Mr. Webb
into his presence. The prisoner, addrcss
in^ Mr. Webb, and exclaiming: "Sir, you
rwcre thc instrument. and cause of my
convict ion." drew a razor already adjust
ed in his hand from behind liis person;
and cut his own throat from ear to car,
und fell at the feet of Mr. Webb in thc
last cxpiring asony and gasp of. death.
Mr. Webb, appallea by this awful and
Jiorrible scene and tragedy. was heard
to say that he would never prosecufe a
human being again for murdrr. ln a
short time in bis ofliciai capacity hc was
r.gain confronted by another indictment
for niiir.ii. r. When he opened liis case,
he referred td the tragedy. and to the
fact thut he had n?t only made a secret
vow. but had openly said that he would
never prosecute for murdcr again; and
it was a most unpleasant.duty, but that
his ofliciai duty could not be shirked, and
iu a graceful exorUium empioyed th"
beautiful classic of the great dramatist
in the mouth of Brutus after he had
ftabbed Caesar In Uie Senate House, "Not
lhat 1 love Caesar less, but that I lov<?
Rotnc more." Tlie same incident has
be< n told of John Fleming, the gifted
Commonwealth's Attorney of Gooch?
land. but jt ls an tiuthonlc and living tra
diti tn of James Webb to-day.
Thomas Gresham was appointed thc
fourth attorney for the Commonwealth
on June 21. 1812, and remained' in oflice
?until Eucceeded by Colonel George
W'i-ht. He Is said to have been one
?f tbe most vigorous and ac-compllshed
lav/yers, and the peer of any of the
same name who have held slmllar and
Oiher tiosltlons in the State, as well as
in other States of the Cnlon. and on
the bench and in th*? cabinet.
AN INTERESTING TRAD1TION.
A tradiJon reacbes us that on one oc
caslon it was his duty to prosecute a
man. and he did so very vlgorously. That
afterwards he had, as attorney, to im
prlson the same man "for debt; under the
old ca-sa that has been abolished, al?
though the old ca-sa jail still llngors on
the Court-house Square as a monu?
ment, If not a relict, of this old bar
barlsm. The man Impugnlng his motive
In doing his duty. aserlbed to him a mer
ecenary motive nnd sordid grecd for fees,
and' told his neighbors that Mr. Gresham
would tlghtly hold and squeeze the cagle
on a silver dollar until it shrleked.
To emphasize that he could be tempted.
and purehased with a fee, and to guy
him, . this follow one Chrlstmas eve. at
night; placed in his walkway at his
front door an bld-fashloned log-fall opos
sum trap, and baited it with a silver
quarter. As Mr. Gresham came out the
next morning he discovered the trap. He
went back and procurej his old-fashioned
Iron fire tongs and returned entirely im
perturbablc and with perfect equauimity
of temper. After rescuing the quarter
and' safely lodging Jt in his pocket-book,
ho threw the trap and made his seryaht
cut up tlie log and put it on his
Chrlstmas llre. blazing and cracklng ln
the old open flre-place.
Colonel George Wright was appointcd
tlie fifth attorney for tho Commonwcalth
ln Jiw, and 'remained in ollice until he
died, in December, 1S"0. He w;is said
to be a forceful lawyer and finely equlp
jied attorney for the Commonwealth. He
is said to have been a man of Ilne ap
pearance and charming personaljty.
Judge Croxton in one of his most brilL
iant addresses, delivered with such
unction and grace a shurt time since,
described him as a most tempting and
irresistable widower; that when 'he was
in pursuit of his third wlfe, to whom
he was then aflianced, he was terribly
affllcted with the rheumatism in his legs,
and that ho had lost almost all ambula
tory vigor and power of- locomotion; that
he always visited his ailiance with coach
and fine horses and servant, and carried
a slick board as an attaehment and fix
ture. Just before getting to the house
of his ailiance he would get his sorv-jjt
to slip him out of his coach on this board
so that he. by walking, rubbing nnd c-x
tensivc manipulating, ar.d supplihg his
legs with St. Jacob's oil, &c he could
walk iiimbly and erect in. the smiling
presence of his lady love, when he reach
ed his destination. Tlie judge in point
ing the moral and ndmiring the tale, ad
monished all widowcrs and widows pres?
ent not to be deterred in such pursiiits,
cven if they could not walk, but to take
fresh eneourag?morit. wliich deliveranco
was received with tumtiltuous applause.
ADVOCATE OF THE POOR.
William A. Wright was tlie sixth at?
torney for the Commonwealth. and was
appointcd in January, 1S51. Ile was suc
ceeded by Thomas Croxton, who was
?eleeted May, 1S52?WEliam. A. Wright
declined to run. He was the- last at?
torney for the Commonwealth who was
appointcd under the old regime, and
Thomas Croxton was the iirst eleeted
under the new Constitution, which male
the attorney for the Commonwealth of
tho county tho attorney to prosecute in
the Circuit Court. During the perlod
that Colonel George. Wright held ollice.
AVilliam A. Wright was defionding in
every case. At every term they measured
swords and shivered lances, nnd people
used to attend court to witness tlie
forensic encounters of these gladiators.
Wiliam A. AVright in his latter days
was a great reader. and he devoured
every novel nnd all cttrrent litcrattire
that came out. Tliis added a wealth of
freshness and brightness to his language,
and he could be incisive and aggressivo
with his keen Damascus blade. Ile was
always found on the side of tho op
pressed, and was ever the ready advocatc
and champion of the poor. What Bacon's
Abrldgmiqnt was to John AYarden, and
Minor's Institutes to the modern prac
Ulioner, old Hcning's Justice was to AA'il
liam A. Wright Colonel George AA"right.
with Jiis.rheuonatic pains and inercasing
cnrpuleney, was more sensitive a.s he
grow oldor. especially as to his corpuleney
and projectihg physique. His corpuleney
had become so robust that be not only
h :d to slide out of his coach on that
noted slick board, but he had to so ad
just his ccntre of gra-vity by going down
tho stops baekwards as to prevent break
ing off at tho unkies. On onie oecasion.
when the two AVrights had finished ar
gument in a. heated case, the presiding
justice of the old County Court de?
livered the opinion adverse to Colonel
YVright's contentlon. He had bren so
sanguine of success and so non-plussed
was he at the deeision. that he intem
pcrately and impetuously stild if the court
adheried to tlie opinion that he would
turn his back on tlie court. To which
William A. AVright retorted that tlie
court had rather iook at his back than
his b?y. The remark created mueh
oclat. and was scored as a cKver hit, and
was what the Frenehman calls a hon
mot. Wiliam A. AA'right was a student
of law under Judge Lomax. Tle loved
and reveranced the judge. nnd every word
of Judge Jximax was a religion on his
lips to him.
OUT (>F HIS JPRISBK'TIOX.
In tho oelphrated caso of "Faut vs. Mil?
ler & Mayhen." 17 Grat.. Judge Lomax
presiding.. AVm. A. Wright was-one of the
couhsel. When the report of Uie Master
Commissioner came in for conlirmation.
tho amount of debts reported reached
$100,1)66 or more. The enorniity of the
amount in the report so starUed couhsel,
a>id intensified interest, that amidst al?
most a panlc, it was a severe tax on the
ingenulty and rese'arch of couhsel to know
how at once to meet the crisis. and to for
mulate excepUohs to meet the emergehcy
.and grave -coiiiiitgency. AVilliam A.
AVright. amidst tho soleninity of the occa
sion and the gravity of tlie cohtroversy,
arose and said. "May it please your HonV
or, I doubt if the Court has jurisdlction
of such an amount," which seemed to re
lieve tho situation and elicit the smiie of
tho great jurist presiding.
Thomas Croxton was eleeted the sev?
enth Attorney for the Commonwealth, and
qualified July, 1S52, under the new con?
stitution as Commonweakh's Attorney of
tho County and Circuit Courts. and re?
mained in oflico until 1S63, when he was
succecded by Rufus S. Rennolds.
Thomas Croxton was a graduale of the
University of A'irginia, and was Captain
on Gen. Goo. E. Piekett's staff for some
time. Ho was eleeted to Congress in 1SS4:
was elector on the Hancock ticket: was
le-appointed Attorney for the Common?
wealth January 11, IS!"!', and resigned Ihe
same February 20, 1S92, to accept the po?
sition of county judge for Essex county,
which position he now holds. honored
and beldved by all. At the zenith of his
glory as Commonwealth's Attorney, hand
somo and striking in person. and charm?
ing in speec-h, he 'was simply invincible
beforo the jury.
Rufus S. Rennolds wa-i eleeted the
eighth Commonwealth's Attorney for Es?
sex-, and qualified July. ISUn. He remained
<as such until displaeed by the reconstruc
tion laws of Congress. Ho v.-as sueceeded
by Lewis H. Garnett, a student of AVil?
liam and Mary Co'lege. He iilled the of
fico with credit to himself and with the
highest integrity.
- OFFKIAL DEBUT.
When ho was Ihducted into ofllce, and
mado his first ollicia! dehttt, the first
thing he -was called on to do was to de
liver the charge to tho grand jury. as the
law theri requlred. It was eonceived by
him, as by every young and new begin
ner, to bo a Herculean task. It was to
be tho oceaision of great forensic effort,
and tho speaker was not only to bo the
reposttory of the whole catalogue of hu?
man crime ond the expositor of the Reve
nu.i laws. but an encyclopedia of all law.
llo felt tho burden. and asked that his
glass bo put on the table by him with a
little stimulant "red like wine." Under
tho inspiration and excltement of the oc
caslon. and adopting tho model of the
great -Master Demosthenes, tliat there
could bo no true oratory without action,
at tho climax of his florld address and
pyrotechnics. or In the language of Wm.
AVirt. after ''workihg the ocean Into a
tempest."
"To waft a feather, or to drown a fly,"
ho was so full of action that he knocked
over his glass from the table, and lost
Its. contents. As graceful as Demosthenes,
ho cauglit the glass and said "Gentlemen
ot tho grand jury, ahc cargo is lost, but
tho vessel is saved."
Dewis 'II. Garnett <was appointed the
nlnth Attorney for tlie Commonwealth
for Essex, and qualllied April 20. 1S70.
and was succeeded by T. R. R. Wright.
He fully measured with honor and credlt
to himself, to tho requlrements of high
ofllc-', during the brief perlod of Its oc
cupancy. Those who -were present, and
ara tho highest authorlty. narrate an in
cident in his life.
At tho great national ratlfication meet?
ing of the Bell and Everett Ucket. in
Baltimoro in 1SG9, a glgantlc stand .was at
tached to tlto balcony of old Barnum's
Hotel, fronUng Monument Squara in that
city. An immenso tlrrong and concourse
from all over tho Union was present un?
der tho most brilllant illumination and
cnvlronment. The grc-atest orators and
staitesmen and leaders of thought in the
Union were present, and Uie scene was
grand and brilliant. As ono orator would
flnish a call would be made for another.
A call was made for "Garnett of Virgin?
ia," followed by another "Garnett!" until
it became general. The Garnetts of Es?
sex wero at that time, and have always
been noted and distinguished in ahd out
o" Congress. and their famo has been co
extensivo <with tho broad limits or the
Union. Hon. M. R. H. Garnett being at
the timo at the zenllh of his glory in
Congress, the enthusiastic crowd was
anxlous to hear him sspeak.
A CLEAR CL-VRION VOICE.
Lowla H. Garnett. trim and erect in
figurc. with head thrown back, at once
walked to tbe front of the grandstand.
and his clear clarion voice, as a young
man. rang all over tho square: and if he
was not tho Garnett of Virginia expected
to como forth: if one was called and an
?othcr answered, he filled the bill, and
was the peer of any; and all coneeded
that 11.> morn resonant voico was heard,
and no speech more replete with elo
quence was heard tbat night and received
with more tumultuous applauso than the
speech of Lowis H. Garnett. of Essex.
T. R. B. Wright was elected the tenth
Attorney for the Commonwealth for Es?
sex. ln 'November. 1S70. and went into
office on January 11, 1ST1, as the firsf*"At
torne'y for tho Commnnwenllh under the
new constitution of 1S70. He filled the
office unlil hf resigned it in 1SM, to ac?
cept tho position of judge of the Ninth
Judicial Cireuit of Virginia. to whieh he
had been elected by the Legislature of
Virginia for the une-xpired term of Judge
i<>ffrio.^. He was re-elected at the next
sueceeding session of the Legislature for
a full term; was an elect or on thc Cleve
land Ucket; graduato of -the Universlty
of Virginia: First Lieutenant in C. S. Ar?
my, and severely shot in IbatUe at Pe?
tersburg. With his pointed shafts and
tenacious grip as Commonwealth's Attor?
ney the guilty never escaped. T. R. B.
Wright was succeeded by the Hon. Tliom
a>! Croxton as Attorney for the Common?
wealth. Hon. Thos. Croxton was ap?
pointed as such January 1], 1*02. and on
February 20. 1S!?2. resigned tho oflice to
accept tho position as county judge of
Essex. which he now holds. A portion
of the ofliciai service of T. R. B. Wright,
following in the wnke of tho reconstrttc
tion times. was. as it were, tho formative
pcriod of a new and untried government.
when tha newly-manumitted and emanci
pated sla.ves were admitted to the jury
box. erifranchlsed, and piven all the rights
with tho full responsib'-litles and dutlcs
of citizenship. Crime held its red carni
val, and law continued to be unbridled
license. and the court doeket seemed to
compnso the whole oatnlocruo of human
offehses. Tho whipping-post then reigned.
J[r. Wright was never a great advocatc
e>f the whipping-post for larceny, which
has now been happily abolished, for if
nnt a reliet of barbarism and the past.
yet it is not in eonsonance with the "glad
somo light of our jurisprudence" and civ
ilization.
ON THE JAIL DOOR.
A frail, dcllcatc woman was once con?
victed of petit larceny and sentenced to
stripes. /The court had adjourned. Rich
ard H. Banks. the deputy sheriff, had to
carry out the senterice and judgment of
the court. Dick Banks had as kind and
noblo heart as ever throb'oed. He came
to Mr. Wright, the prosecuting attorney,
and feelingly appealed to him. and report?
ed that he coulel not inflict stripes on that
poor woman. The prosecuting attorney
told him lo lightly put on one or two, and
inflict the balance on the jail door, and he
would meet the requirements of the law
in tbe case; and in the case of hardened
culprits to put on in doses and instal
ments at stateel periods, knowing that
after the culpiit took the first instalment
that he would never come back for the
second, but like the bounty-jumper would
skip tho country. We flnd in the Virginia
Law Journal, vol. 5, p. 70. Quillet of the
Law. In a trial ln the County Court of
Essex, on Tuesday. on an indictment
against Anthony Epps, for stealing four
hens, Capt. Rennolds was introduced by
the Commonwealth's Attorney to prove
that his hens were stolcn by the prisoner,
and went on to detail the evidence, and
his reasons for the belief; by giving the
confession of Baylor Gray, who admitted
to Capt. Rennohis that he (Baylor Gray)
was particeps crimlnis in receiving from
Anthony Epps and selling the hens to
Mr. Ellett, a country merchant. when
tho counsel for the prisoner objected. The
court sustained the objection. and ruled
out "Clls evidence of Capt. Rennolds. It
was, however. proved by Capt. Rennolds
that he recovered two of his hens from
the merchanfs hen-yard and two from
the Judgei's chicken-coop. The Common?
wealth's Attorney. thus frustrated in get
ting out tho evidence to iix the guilt on
tho prisoner ;by the ruling of the Judge.
men interrogated the witness as follows:
UNAIiLE TO AGREE.
Commonwealth's Attorney?"Capt. Ren?
nolds, the Judgf* has ruled that you shall
not testify further. Did I not understand
yoti to say that your hens wero stolen?"
Witness?"Yes, sir."
Commonwealth's attorney?"Did I not
understand you to say that you found
iwo of these stolen hens in Mr. Ellett's
hen-yard?" ,
Witness?"Yes, sir."
Commonwealth's attorney?"Did I not
understand you to say that you found
two of the stolcn hens in tlie Judge's
chlcken-coop?"
Witness?"Yes, sir."
Commonwealth's attorney?"Then.
you cannot tell how and whv the prisoner
stole them. it therefore devolves upon the
Judge to show how these stolen hens got
in his coop. doesn't it?"
.. ilness?"Yes, sir; certainly, sir; of
course. sir."
This ended the evidence for the Com?
monwealth, to the intense merriment of
the Court. jury and bvstanders, and. after
I'.rgument. the jury retired and came into
court stating that it was impossiblo for
them to agree.?Tidewater Index.
Thomas E. Blakey was appointed the
eleventh attdrncv for tbe Commonwealth
of Essex. and qualified February 20. 1SU2.
to accept which position he resigned the
position of county judge of Essex. He
was elected attorney for tbe Common?
wealth in Mav, 1805, for the full term,
and re-elected May 1S99, and still holds
the position, which he ably fills and
auorns. He was elected to the Senate of
Virginia in November. 1?>7, from the
Thirty-ninth senatorial district. and still
holds the position. He is a graduate of
tlie Universlty of Virginia. and took the
dobater's medal in the Washington Lit?
erary Societv there: was once editor of
the Tidewater Tnucx and Tidewater Dem
ocrat, and delcgate to the National Dem?
ocratie Convention at Chicaco which
nominated j-.ryan. _
PROSECUTORS FOR CIRCUIT COURT.
Besides these attorneys for the Com?
monwealth for thc County Courts. thc
Code of 1S1D nuthorized the judges of
the superior courts of law to appoint at?
torneys to prosecute for the Common?
wealth in the courts of their respeetive
circuits. and Hon. James D. Hulyburton
was appointed Commonwealth's attorney
by Hon? John B. Christian and nrosecuted
iii the Superior Court of Essex from Octo?
ber term, 1833. to April term, 1S4-1. Judge
Halvburlon was appointed United States
district judge for the Eastern District of
Virginia. which he accepted, and Hon.
James M. Jeffries was uppolnted bv Judge '
Christian attorney for the Commonwealth
in his place, and prosecruted as such from
October term. 1844. to May term. 18T>2.
Hon. JJames M.- Jeffries was succeeded by
TToti. Thomas Croxton. who was elected
May, 1S52, attorney for Uie Common- .
wealth for Essex county, which, under
the new constitution, made him also Com?
monwealth's uttorney for the Circuit
Court, Judge John Tayloe Lom3x also
succeeding Judge John B. Chrlstlan.
Judge Jelfrles was eleeted to the bench
of the Nlnth Judicial Court of Virginia ln
1870 by election by the Legislature under
the new Constitution.
Thus is sketched the imperfect and
meagre hlstory and record. yet the un
jjroken Ilne and chain cxtending from
February 17, 1777, to January, 1000, cov
ering the perlod of officlal service of 123
years; und this long perlod comprises the
officlal terms of only eleven Common?
wealth's attorneys for Essex, which, re
markable to say, comprehends the whole
number.
When the history of Essex is made up
the names and services of these men will
form a bright page in that history. W'hat
ever may be said of her future. we have
the proud satlsfaction of knowing that
her past at least is secure, and, in the
beautiful language of Browning, she can
proudly and truthfully say:
"The future I may face, now I
Have proved the past."
The Flajr of England.
Editor of The Times:
Sir,?lt you will kindly give a place in
'ihe Times to the enclosed, in reply to
those "stirring lines" of Labouchre's.
which you published some days ago, and
to which 1 think those by Kipling were
but a weak answer, I will be greatly
obligeo.
While writing, permit me to say how
gratitied 1 am. and I am sure all friends
or peace are, to read your views eoncern
ing the relations of this country und
Great Britain. They are sound and ex
celiently presented. Accept my best
i..unks, being especially thterested.
ROBERT AVHITTET.
"WHERE IS THE FLAG OF ENG?
LAND?"
(\ reply to Labouehere's poem with this
title.)
The winds of the world give answer,
List to their story well,
For 'Us the record of honor?
A gosnel of good?they tell.
Wherever man roarned a savage
The flag of the Briton went.
And carried the blessings of freedom,
And Mercy's messages sent.
The slghing bveeze of the tawny East
Whispers Its gniteful song,
How the- hands that uphcld the cmblem
AVitli it brought succor along?
Brought succor to starving and wretched,
Taught them in virtue to rise.?
Gave them examples of valor,
And drilled their dull hearts to be wise.
The winds of tne West send the talc,
How the land where wigwani fires
Once burried on the desolate heath,
Are graccd with rellgion's spires:
And cheerful chtmes ot psalm and hymn
Huve replaced tlie war-Whoop's yell,
Because the foot of the Briton went
Of heaven's best love to tell.
The chillv winds of the fror.cn North.
Flbat down with caderit swell,
In trenuuous haste to voice their checr,
Anu love for that flag to tell;
Cannuc and Gaul stand Hand in hand,
Embraced in its ample loai,
Grateful to know their peace is safe,
AVatchcd o'er by the Lion bold.
The suvage Maori?no longer wild?
Has his bliinket east asldc,
And, arrayed in the garb of peace,
Stands bv the Briton's side:?
And tells in eloquont speeeh how much
Has come to his people rude
From the "tlght little isle" of the flag
That symbols the brave and good.
Now it floats o'er scencs where pillage,
And blood-staihed deeds of shame.
Were onee the mari;uder"s joy.
x-is he ravished with sword and flame;
Put now. in the light of freedom,
The dwellers theretn look back,
And acknowledge thoir source of welfare
The reign of the Union Jack.
Go to each isle of the ocean,
Or travel o'er con'.inents wide,
Each spot that o\wns its bllssful rule
llalnpeace tliat will ablde";
And each land v.iiere it wuves is blest
in its hearths. be't palace or cot,
For there is conlcntnient. and peace
Xeath it is tne people's lot.
But some aro blind to tho world's ad?
vance?
To tlie good right under their nose.
And win not own, in the march of right,
ihat tlag in the vanguard goes!
Tneir bigbtted vision. too narrow to grasp
The breadth of protection it throws
O'er the wctik. would throttle its path.
And thwart where its strong arm
shows.
Life! All?all?must own to sinning!
And Eriglahd's hoary past
Presents, perhap"s, some darkened shades
O'er her long history east:
But ah! her pulslng heart Has given
Warrri welcome to the light,
And in the, foremost march of truth,
Victoria's reign shines bright.
Though England sinned in olden time,
Her tlag is to the world
j-ne highest type of liberty,
io every eye unfurled!
_ne leads in tne rpostle host
AA'no licnt each barbarous rite.
And strive the dbwn-trbd ones to save
From curse ot death or blight.
Xor mav fierce lichtning's lurid flash,
AVheth'er of battle or storm,
Hinder its God-givon mission.
The wrongs 'mong men to reform;
And the hero hands that hold it
Aloft in Afric's elimc,
Are strong in niight by power of right?
Their's is truth's march sublime.
Trlumph it must:?atid let. none dnre
To stay its march: The world would
weep
In mourning ashes should it fail
Its prophecies ol good to kecp;
For in us folds. a sacred trust,
The weal of myriads lie.
Which. undeveloped. could but cause
The brotherhoo;! of man to"sigh.
Then hurrah" for that flag!?the Britisli
flag?
Mav it float aloft alway,
And shed the halb of rigliteousness
O'er the peoples under its sway;
And they-ye gone from the ends of earth,
Strong* to detend its glory!
Oh! mav the God of battles deign
To cohfirm its deathless story!
ROBERT AVHITTET.
Richmond. A'a.
Stkamstiip";
Old Dominfon Steemship Co
DAiLY SE&VICB.
Steamers leave Xorfolk,
A*a., DAILY at t":?!) P. M.
I'asscngers leave Richmond i
via C. and O. railroad f):no
A.*M., or R. and P. railroad,
X. and AV. route, 9 A. M.
dally. connecting with steam?
er at Xorfolk same evening.
DAILY FREIGHT.
Direct steamer carrying freight and pas?
sengers ieaves Richmond every Monday
-t 5 P. M. Addltlonal steamers (freight
and steerage passengers) leave Richmond
for Norfolk the other uays of the week.
except Sunday. at a P. M.. connecting
With main line steamer tor New York.
ifROM XEVV iOLK passengers can
lcive DAILY, except Sunday. 3 P. M.
(Saturday -l P-,M) lor tt'ehmond via Old
Point or Xorfolk. .
Direct steamer via James river leaves
every Saturday -i P- M. (passengers and
^Preteht for Richmond received and fbr
wnrded daily.^except Jsundaj-, at 3 P. M
^fapy.er^^orthn^S <** <?'
PaFnbr full ^^^MAYlR^xgent.
1212 east Main street.
Richmond, Va.
H B. Walker, Traffic Manager; J. J.
Brown. General Passenger Agent. Gen?
eral Offices, Pier 20 N. H., New York.
p LYDE STEAMSHIP CO.'S
PHIL \DELPHIA. R I C H M O ND AxZ"
l ^^-^-^^j^polk STEAMSHIP
LINE.
Anoointed salllng days: Every TUES?
DAY. FRIDAY and SUNDAY ati day
U Freight received dally till 5 P. M.
For further ^orm^[0^l^CKi
Gen. Southern Agent^omc^ocke^.
SEVERAL CLEVER
LECTURERS HERE
Glance at Some of the Celebrities
Heard This Season.
ZANGWILL AND HIS HUMOR.
An Itigctiions Word Painter and His
Ilenmrkahle Power?Scuator Dan?
iei Greatly Pleased tho Iindies.
A Very Interesting Woman.
In thes9 days when the one-absorblng
thought is how to be amused and enter
tained, and we realize how much gratl
tudo we owe to the Lyceum Board for
bringtng the foreign and domestic cele?
brities for our especial delectatton. it ia
perhaps well to take a glance backward
at the said celebrities for a while.
With the exception of Zangwtll. the
parties of the arst part of the course
have been of the home variety; those
from distant shores are still to come, and
we are ready for them.
I. Zangwill was No. 1 on the season's
programme. His lecture on "Fiction, the
Highest Form of Truth." was, so the lec
turer said himself, the most intellectual
effort he has ever made on the platform.
The address was a most thoroughly scien
tific reasoning of why -we should not
reason seientitlcally?why we should not
permit ourselves the extreme fellcity of
delving into the whys and wherefores of
existing truths. There are a great many
people, of my personal acquaintance, who,
since that brllliant talk. have persuaded
themselves that Zangwill is right, and
have denled themselves the pleasure of
analyzing chemically each glass of water
of which they have since partaken. Such
noblo sacri.lce! Like the Hon he describes
In one of his recent stories, he had to
??goou-naturcdiy extend" his paw" at a re
ccption he was called upon to undergo
later ln the evening.
STILL A MAN.
He had remarked in hfs lecture that
people never seem to realize that a great
man is still a man?and the truth of this
was evidenced at the reception by the
number of ciuestions hurled at the author
by some, with less regard for Mr.
Zangwill, the man. than for "Zingwill.
the great." One lady was heard to make
the modest inquiry:
"How old are you, Mr. Zangwill?"
"Thirty-live, madame," came the
answer.
"AVhy, T read in a magazine that you
were twenty-nine." she responded.
"It must have been a very old maga?
zine. madame," replied the author, with
Impurtu'rable good httmor.
AVhiie here. he expressed a desire to
read "The Phases of an Inferior Planet.'
and somo one sent him that work of our
authoress. Miss Glasgow. The letter of
aeknowledgment was characteristie. and
read: "Many thanks. I think the iron
master's daughter is a master of irony."
But Zangwill is nothing if not quota
ble. and one anecdote "does tread upon
another's heel, so fast they follow," that
it is best to proceed to our next lion,
Mr. Robert Metintire.
WORD PICTURES.
Ho talked to us about "Buttoned-Up
People." of which he was assuredly not
one, if language be counted in. for more
unbuttoned, flowery, flowing language has
been seldom heard here, lt Is safe to sc
He described the Chicago fire so vivtdly
that every moment a panic in the Acad
emy was lookeel for: one could almost see
tiie flames. Then he cooled you down by
holding to your lips the most delicious
strawberries In the world, only to disap
point his audience when they realized
that they were merely words.
Mr. Jacob A. Riis had pictures not so
charming to show us, for in the "Battle
With the Slums" we were transported
to the day-down depths of New York. with
all their sorrow, misery and crime.
It cou!dn*t be called exactly pleas
Ing, but it was probably a.
conspiracy to cheer our hearts. adorn
our morals and mako us settle back to
our humurum lives in a spirit of happi
ness and content at the contrast.
Alr. Riis brought us into closer touch
with the low-downness of life than most
of us had ever been placed before, and
it was hard to realize that the scenes de
plcted on canvas could realy exlst in
this clatwmng of the nineteenth centurv.
PROPHET IX HIS OAVX" COUNTRY.
Our own John. W. Daniei came next,
and the Kichmond people proved by their
approval of the popular Senator and ora
tor that in spite of all said to the con
trary a man is a prophet in his own coun?
try. The ladies thought John W. Daniei
was a bil "politicatingy," but, then, it
was John AV. Daniei, and even the ladjes
could stand it from him, especially as it
was all so good. Ile said when Dewey
tabied that he had fetched the Philip
plnes every man. woman and chitd like
wise fetehed their maps and tried to
find "where in the misehief tho Phffip
pines are. any way." I have heard tell
they ara sti'I hunting and haven't found
yet where they really are.
Ah! and then the author, architect,
painter, lecturer, F. Hopkinson Smith.
He has the appearance of a man of the
world, and knows how to wear a dress
suit. He possesses a wonderful mus
tache, a little gray, but that only makes
him more distingue, and is altogether very
good to look upon. He delivered a most
picturesque lecture on the "Quality of
the Picturesque," and gave forth such
long sentenees, without pausing, that
many of h!s audience found themselves
catehing their breath to help him alon?
Mark Twaln tells a pretty good story
011 the artist-author-architect-lecturer?
that when he was In Ireland sketchin?
causeways. castles, blarney stones, and
the like, he seated himself ono day on a
tiny cli.T overiooking a tiny lake. In
the middie of painting some lovely blt of
landscape he fell asleep? took a tumble?
got a wetting. Three feet of muddy
water! "Help!" yelled Smith.
T.wo oid Irishmen hastened to the res
eue. One knew Smith. They watched
him shake himself. then start out on a
dead run for his lodglngs.
"AVho wuz it?" asked the Irishman who
didn't know.
"That Mtsther Smith." was the reply.
"An' who the devil's he?"
"He's a author."
"An' phawt's he written?"
"A bock about a diver."
The Irishman who didn't know gricned.
"An* phawt d'ye s'pose- he wor dobV
down thayre, -Morgan. collectin' material
fur another man?"
WO.ALVN IN THE CROWD.
After Mr. Smith came the wpman in
the erowd. Lots of people said: "Oh!
what's'the use going?it's only a woman,
and she won't be any good"?and lots
of them stayed away. but she "fooled
?e.m," ard the next day.they were sorry.
Miss Benfrey had a charming personal
Ity and understood her subject thorough?
ly. She didn't have to use her manu
script as all the men did. She acted
the story of George EHot's beautiful
"Mill of the Floss" in the most dramattc
and impresslve -manner. and held the
interest of her audience until the end of
the chapter. ?
Father Stafford was then thrown iri-for
good measure. and he was extra good
measure: His i-eview of the' play of
Jullus/Caesar .was a masterpfece. Sel?
dom do we have the ^pleasure. of llsten
Ing to so deep a student of the Bard of
Avon, -who knows Shakespeare and
Shakespeare's men and'women, and who
knows so well how to tell what he does
know. -?-.
So enjoyable. has been this part of the
course.that the people of Richmond are.
.' looking foryrard .with.. eager-jinticlpa
tlon to the pleasure still ln store for them;
C. B. ,
KAIXKOAOS.
SOUTHERN
RAILWAY.
SCHEDULE EFF?.OTIYE NOV. 14. 1890.
TRAINS LEAVE RICliMOND. < VA
11:00 P. M., No. 11. Southern- Express,
daily for Atlanta. Augusta. Jack
sonville, and points South. Sleeper
for Danville. oreensboro, Sallsbury,
and Charlotte. open at Richmond
0:30 P. M. Stops for passengers at
local statlons. Connects at Danville
and Charlotte with. New York and
Florida Express (No.-33). carrying
through sleepers between New- York
and Tampa. with connccUons for all
Florida points. Also. connects at
Danville and Charlotte -with Wash?
ington and ' Southwe&telrn Limited
(No. 37) carrying through" sleepers
between New York and Nashvilie,
New York and Memphis,'New York
and New Orleans. with",connections
for all points in Texas,-Mexico and
Callfornla. Also. Pullman Tourlst
Sleeper Mondays; Wednesdays ahd
Fridays. Washington to San Fran?
cisco without change.
12:01 F. M.. No. 7. solid train daily for
Charlotte. N. C, connects at Mose?
ley with FarmvJUe and Powhatan
railroad. At Kpysville for Clarks
vllle. Oxford. Henderson and Dur
ham. and at Greensboro for Dur
Iiam. Raleigh and Winston-Salem:
at Danville with No. 35. United
States fast mall. solid train. daily
for New Orleans and points South.
which carries sleepers New York
to New Orleans and New Yorkto
Jacksonvllle anel Mlami for Nassau
and Havana. Throughout sleeper
Sallsbury to Memphis.
6:00 P. M.. No. 17 local. daily except
Sunday, for Keysville and interme?
diate points.
TRAINS ARRIVE AT RICHMOND.
?.t>- t> -vr ) From Atlanta. Augusta and
, e._> -f. ai. t AshevliIe> ana aU p0int3
6:00 A. M. ) South.
8:40 A. M. From Keysville and local
stations.
LOCAL FREIGHT TRAINS.
Nos. 61 and 52. between Manchester
and Neapolis.
YORK RIVER LINE via WEST POINT,
THE FAVORITE ROUTE NORTH.
HEAVES RICHMOND.
4*30 P. M., No. 10. Balttmoro Limited.
daily ' except Sundays. for West
Point and intermediate stations.
making close connection at West
Point with steamers for Baltlmore
Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays.
?-^0 P M No.- 10. local express. Mon?
days. 'Wednesday and Fridays for
Wesf Point anel intermediate sta?
tions". Connects with stage at Les
ter Manor for Walkerton and Tap
pahannock: also. at West Point with
steamer for Baltlmore. Stops at aU
stations.
5:00 A. M., No. 74. local mixed Leaves
dailv except Sunday from Virglnla
Strcet Statlon for West Point and
intermediate statlons, connecting
d^&JPh Chesapaake
%MS finhinRv.
UTE- & Ohio Ry,
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 20, 1S*J0.
TRAINS LEAVE RICHMOND.
BROAD-STREET STATION.
9:00 A. M. Daily. with Parlor car for
principal stations, Newport News,
Old Point. Norfolk and Portsniouth
Connects at Norfolk eaily with Old
Dominion steamship for New loric.
3:45 P. M. Daily. with 3?idIxnah:forto^
stations, Newport News. Old Point,
Norfolk and Portsmouth. Connects
at Old Point with Washington
steamers daily and with Baitunore
steamers, except Sunday.
10:20 A. M., Express. except Sunday for
Clifton Forge. Connects at Gordons?
ville for Orange, calverton, Manas
sas, Alcxandria and Washington; at
Union Statlon. Charlottesville, for
Lynchburg; at Basic City for
Hagerstown.
2:15 P. M. Daily, with Pullman to Cin?
cinnati, Louisville and St. Louis,
connecting at Gordonsville for
Orange. and r.t Orange with South?
ern rallway. north bound: at Cov?
ington, Va.. for Hot Springs. Stops
only at important statlons. Meals
served on dining cars. No. 7, local
train. except Sunday. follows above
train from Gordonsville to Staunton.
5:30 P. M. Accommodatlon, except Sun?
day, for Doswell.
10-30 P. M. Daily for CInclnnatl, with F.
.->,' F. V. Pullman to Hinton, W. Va..
and Gordonsville to CInclnnatl and
Louisville. Meals served on dining
car. Connects at Staunton (except
Sunrlay) for Winchester. Va.. and at
Covington. Va., daily for Virginia
Hot Springs.
TRAINS LEAVE EIGHTH-STREET
STATION.
10:30 A. M.. Daily, for Bynchburg. Lex
ington, Va.. and Clifton Forge. Con?
nects. except Sunday. with Buck
ingham and Alberene branches. and
at Clifton Forge with No. 1 for Cin
cinnati. N
5:00 P. M. Except Sunday. for Columbia.
TRAINS ARRIVE AT RICHMOND.
BROAD-STREET STATION.
S.OO A. M. Except Sunday. from Doswell.
8:30 A. M. Daily. from Cincinnati.
11:20 A. M. Daily. from Norfolk and Old
*~ Point.
3:30 P. M. Daily. from Cincinnati and
Louisville.
C**0 P M. Daily, from Norfolk and Old
#Point.
7:45 P. M. Except Sunday, from Clifton
Forge.
TRA.INS ARRIVE F.IGHTH-STREET
STATION.
S:40 A. M. F.xcept Sunday frora Colum?
bia.
C-"0 P M. Dallv. from Clifton Forge.
Lexington.-Va.. and Lynchburg. and
except Sunday from New Castle and
Rosney.
JOHN D. POTTS.
Assistant Gen. Pas. Agent.
1*. A. L.7
SEABOARD AIR LINE.
SCHEDULE IN EFFECT NOV. 5. 1S90.
LEAVES BYRD-STREET STATION.
9:05 A. M. i n .,?
9:00 P. M. 1 Da,ly
for Henderson (arrive Durham daily, ex?
cept Sunday). Raleigh. Sanford, Southern
Pines. Wilmtngton, Wadesboro, Monroe.
Charlotte, Lincointon, Shelby, Ruther
fordton, Chester, Ciinton, Greenwood, Ab
beville. Elberton, Athens, ATLANTA,
Augusta. Macon. Montgomery, New Or?
leans, Pensacola, Jacksonvllle. Texas,
Mexico. California and the West via
Memphis or New Orleans.
Train lcaving at 9:00 P. M. runs through
solid to Atlanta without change of cars.
Sleeper ready for occupancy at S:40 P. M.
TRAINS ARRIVE RICHMOND.
S:15 A. M. Daily. except Sunday (Sunday
8:00 A. M.)
7:20 P. M. Daily.
For tlckets. baggage checks, sleeplng
car reservatlon, etc. apply to
H. M. BOYKIN,
General Agent.
83C east Main street
E. ST. JOHN. Vice-President and Gen?
eral Manager.
V E. McBEE. General Superintendent.
H W. B. GLOVER, Traffic Manager.
? L. S. ALLEN,
General Passenger Agent.
OKGASIZKD 1832;
THEVIRGINIA
Fire and Marine Insurance
Company
OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
ASSETS, - - $800,000
W. H. PALMER, - - PniMmt
W. H. HcCARTHY, - - Stcmlwy
Richmond, FredarieksiiurK aad
Potomac Railroad.
SCHEDULE LN* EFFECT JAN. 10, 100ft.
LBAVB BfHD-aTliEE* ST-AXIOiN.
3:33 A. M. Dally for Waanmgion aad
polnta North. Stops only at Milford.
and Fredericksburg.. Puilman sleep?
ers to New York.
7:30 A. 31. Oaily, except Monday, for
Washington and points North. tho
"New York and Florlda Special.'
composed entirely of Puilman vesti
buled" sleeplng,. compa-rtment, din
Ing, llbrary and observatlon caraf.
No extra charge other than regular
Puliman fare. Does not stop at
; Elba or local.stations.
"8:20 A-'lf Sunday only tor Washington
anct-polnta North. Stops at Elba.
Gten Allen, Asbiund, Taylorsville,
Doswell, Kuther Ulen. Penola. Mil?
ford. Woodslane. Gulnea, Summlt,
Fredericksburg. Brooke, and Wide?
water. Puilman car.
8:45 A. M. Dany. except Sunday. for
Washington ana points North. Stops
- at Elba. Ulen Allen, Ashland. Tay
lorsvtlle. Doswell. Ruther Glen. Pe?
nola. Milford. Woodslane, Gulnea.
Summlt. Fredericksburg. Brooke
and Widewater. Puilman car.
12:00 at. Dally, except Sunday. for Wash?
ington and points North. Stops at
Elba. Glen Allen. Ashland. Doswell,
Milford and Fredericksburg. Parlor
car. Connects with Congressional
LImlted at Washington.
7:45 P- M. Dally, for Washington and
points North. Stops at Elba. Ash?
land. Doswell. Milford. Fredericks?
burg. Brooke and Widewater. Stops
at other stations Sundays. Sleeper
Richmond to New York. Sleeper
W'ashington to Phlladelphla.
ARRIVE BYRD-STREET STATION.
8:40 A. M- Dally. Stops at Widewater,
Brooke. Fredericksburg. Milford.
Doswell, Ashland and Elba. Stops
at other stations Sundays. Sleeper
New York to Richmond.
3:0O P. M. Dally, except Sunday. Stops
at: Fredericksburg. Milford. Doswell,
Ashland. Glen Allen and Elba. Par?
lor car from Washington.
C:2S P. M. Dally. Stops only at Fred?
ericksburg. Doswell. Ashland and
Elba. Puilman cars from New York.
8:40 P. M. Dally. Stops at Widewater;
Brooke, Fredericksburg. Summlt.
Gulnea. Woodslane. Milford. Penola.
Ruther Glen. Doswell. Taylorsvll!e.
Ashland. Glen Allen ?nd Elba.
Sleeplng car.
9-50 P. M Daiiy. exce'pt Sunday. from
Washington and points North, the
"New York and Florida Special."
Makes no local stops and does not
stop at Elba.
ACCOMMODATION TRAINS.
(Dally, except Sunday.y
7:00 A. _ Leaves Elba for Quantico.
4:00 P. M. Leaves Byrd-Street Station
for Fredericksburg.
8:30 P. M. Leaves Elba for Ashland.
(P'O A. M. Arrives Elba from Ashland.
8:20 A. M. Arrives Ryrd-Street street
fromiFrederleksburg.
605 P. _ Arrives Elba from Ashland.
W. P. TAYLOR.
Traffic Mnnager.
E. T. D. MYERS.
Presldent.
Atlanllc JGoasf Line
SCHEDULE IN EFFECT JAN. 11. 1000.
TRAINS LEAVE RICHMOND?BYRD
STREET STATION.
0:00 A. M. Daiiy. Arrives Petersburg 0:31
A. M.. Norfolk 11 :27 A. M. Stops
only at Petersburg. Waverly and
Sutfolk, Va.
0:03 A. M. Daiiy. Arrives Petersburg 0:30
'A. M., Weldon 11:43 A. M., Fuyette
vllle 4:15 P. M., Charleston U:2i> P.
M., Savannah 1*2:30 A. M-. Jtckson
ette 7:30 A, M.. Port Tampa t):U'> P.
al. Connects at Wilson wltL No.
47, arriving Goldsboro 3:10 P. M.,
Wilmington 0:13 P. M. Pullmaa
Sleeper New York to Jacksonville.
tl:C0 A. M. Daiiy except Sunday. Arrives
Petersburg 12:05 P. M. Stops Man-'
chester. Drewry's Bluff, Cenualia
and Chester on signal.
3:33 P. M. Daiiy. Arrives Petersburg 4:13
P. M. Makes all stops.
5:30 P. M. Daiiy except Sunday. Arrives
Petersburg 0:13 R M., Weldon 3:20
P. M? and Rocky Mount 0:3l> P. M.
Makes all Intermediate stops.
C-.4S P. M. Daiiy. Arrives Petersburg 7:21
P. M. Oornects with N. and W. for
Xorfolk and '.ntermedlate points.
Emporia 0:10 'connects with A. and
D. for stations between Emporia and
Lawrencovllle), Weldon S:.">8 P. M.,
Fayetteville 12:lu A. M., Charleston
5:04 A. M.. Savannan 7:01 A. M..
Jacksonville 11.3u A. M.. Port Tampa
0:43 P. M.
NEW LINE TO MIDDLE GEOR?
GIA POINTS.?Arriving Augus?
ta 8:10 A. M., Macon 11 A. M-. At?
lanta _I5 P. M. Puilman Sleepers
New York to Wilmimrton. Charles?
ton, Port Tampa, Miami. Jackson?
ville. Augusta and Macon.
fi:00 I*. M. Dally. Arrives fctersburg 9:39
P. M.. Weldon 11:20 P. M. Makes
local stops between Petersburg and
Weldon. Arrives Lynchourg -j-.l.". A.
M.. Roanoke, Va. 4:30 A. M.. Erts
toi. Va.. 10:40 A. M. Connects at
Emporia for Danville. Va.. arriving
5:35 A. M. Puilman Sleeper Rich?
mond to Lynchburg.
10:00 P. M.. Daiiy. except Sunday. Xew
York and Florida Special. Arrives
Charleston 7:'<> A. M., Savannah
'??01 A. at.. Jocksonvllle 1:00 P. St,
St Augustine 2:20 P. M., Tampa 0:.'!<)
P. M.
1043 P. M. Dally. Arrlve Petersburg
11:30 A. M
TRAINS ARRIVE RICHMOND.
3-23 A M Datly. From Jacksonville, Sn
vannali. Charleston. Atlanta. .Ma?
con. Augusta and all D0int3 South.
7-13 A M . Daiiy, except Monday. From
St. Augustine, Jacksonville-, Savan
- na'h and Charjeston.
S13 \ M Dally except Sunday. From
Atlanta, Athens and Raleigh. Hen
derson, Lynchburg and the West.
3:37 A. M. Dally except Sunday. Peters?
burg local.
s-00 A M ounday only. From Atlanta.
\thens. Raleigh, and Henderson.
LynchburK and the West.
11-10 A M. Dally except Sunday. From
Goldsboro and biterinediato stations,
Norfolk and Suffolk.
11-05 \ M. Sunday only. From Norfolk,
Suffolk and Petersburg.
1-35 P. M. Datly except Sunday. Frorc
p'etersburg.
-.<>.- p ii Dailv. From Miami. Port
' Tampa Jacksonville. Savannah,
Charleston. WIlmiiiKton. Goldsboro.
an<l all points South.
?-55 P M Dally. From Xorfolk, Suf
folk and Petersburg.
s-m p M Dal'.v. From Petersburg.
Iviirhbur" and West.
Lyncnour. au^ ^ KMERSON.
t k, KENLY, Traffic Manager..
' General Manager.
H M. EMERSON.
General ^assen^er Agent^^
Division Passemjer Asenfc.
Sab_*i&?F_*
NOVEMBER 19, 1S09.
LEAVE RICHMOND (DAILY). BYRD
STREET STATION.
non a "W RICHMOND AND NORI-OLK.
9 VESTIBULE LIMITED. Arrlve at
Norfolk 11:23 A. M. Stops only at
Petersburg. Waverly and Suffolk.
Sccond-clas* ttckets not accepted on
r,ft-At3iialTHB CHICAGO EXPRES3,
for Lynchburg. Roanoke. Columbus
nnd Chicago. Puliman Sleeper Roa
noke to columbus: also for Bristot.
Knoxvllle and Chattanooga. Pull
man sie"Per Roanoke to Knoxvltle.
e.wp u for Suffolk. Norfolk. and In
6*'1Strrmcdlater stations, arrives at Nor?
folk at 10:40 P. M.
900P. M.. for Lynchburg and Roanoke.
Connects at Lynchburg with Wash
hteton and Chattanooga Llmited.
Sn Sleepers I.yuchburg to Mem
Sfls and New Orleans. Cafe. parloc
and observatlon car Radford to
\ttalla. Ala, Puilman sleeper bo
tween Richmond antl l.yn.hburg. anU
bOrtha ready lor occupancy at 8:30
P M Alsof PuHntm sleeper Peters?
burg "end Roanoke.
Tratns arrlve Richmond from Lynch
burrwd the West daUy at 8:15 A- _
_?_5P. yt. from Norfolk and tho East
at lPO? Av M.. and VESTIBULED UJ*. .
HCE1> T:CO P. ?M>vi .
<wie?: 838 3<aln atreot.
City "r*aa*. an* Tfckot Ajrent. .
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