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TMElMIKSKXTSTATKOFTIIISWAlt
Wlnslon Churfhlll, the gallant grandson
of Lord Randolph Churchill. who so
distlngulshod himself at the Boer atlack
on an armored train, and who nfter
wards escai>ed from Boer imprisonment
at Pretnria. writes the London news
jnipcr. for which he is correspondent in
South Africa. the most sensible lotters
lhat come from that quarter. ln a re
oent one he says the Bocrs have about
7,000 men In the works in front of Colen
60, 7.000 surrounding Ladysmith as be
slcgers and about ."'.000 who are mounted
and who course backward and forward
to Colenso or to Ladysmith as their ser?
vices seem to l>c nceded at the one place
?or the other. This glves the Boers in
from of"Gen( ral Buller about lll.OuO men lo
opposc his 1'.",.000. bul they are far more
1han a match for 23,000 intrenched, as
-they are. und armod with M&user rilles^
that they are so eminently skilled in
shooting.
Afler their marvellous skill with the
rifle. thc strong point in thc Boer situ
?tion is exceed.ng mohility cf their 5.001
reservc. Be'ms mounted. these men can
he iransferrcd from point to poim as it
is threalcncd. with such rapidity as to
conslitute each point in turn a position
garrisoned by its mere force iplus 5,000.
Tliis is a prodiglous advantage, and one
Which General Buller must have great
good luck to ovorcome with his present
force. He ought to have at least 15,000
more troops to place him upon anything
like eqnal terms with the Boers behind
their lorlilk-utions.
Tlie furlher the contest gocs the more
Jiopeless the Boer stTuggle sccms to us
to be. We did not feel sure of tlie
cflect the British reyerees were going
to have upon public spirit in England.
and we did not feel surc. some three
weelvfi back. that they did not have a
chance to succeed. But it is now evi
dent tliat the rcverres have only solidi
iicd siatlonul seniimeut in England and
made the v.hole nalion a unit for the
unrolentlng prosecutlon of the war. That
being so there can be but one endlng of
? Tlie Boers will be conqueri-d as cer- '
talnly as that there is not some inter
venlio-.i of heaven to prevent it. The
prooess of attrltion alone would neces
SB.rliy produce this ix^sult if there were
jio otlier element of Boer weakness in
tlie ca*re. We never learn what tho
Boer losses uie in the ^?arious combats
that occur. thougli they are hecessarily
VoonslSerable At Spion ICop, for in
stance. in their attempts to l^elake tlie
hill they fought ln the open and at close
range. and their losses there were hcayy,
how h?a\-j- they will not say, but they
were considcrablc. They alsoJost heavl
ly at Dundee, Elandslaagte and in their
ii-i.-jult upon Ladysmith. These losses
are irreparab'e to the Boers, while Eng?
land euppllcs l;ivr losses and adds n<"w
troops williout dinicully. The qut^tion
of lood. too, must soon beoome ;i serious
one to the Boers, as their whole male
7?>pulation is ln thc field, and thc
Kafllrs lcl't at home rarnoi be dependod
upon to ralse food supplics.
I'pon Uie whole, now that England has
withstood thc shock of her revcrses, we
do not *ee how tliere can be but one
endlng to the war. and that the complete
?oomiucst and overthrow of thc Bocrs.
It will requlre a Iarge araiy. hard flght
ing and patlence, but ln thc end Eng?
land must wsu.
AM&niCAXS AXD THIS BOICIIS.
A. wrlter in the Xew York Commerclal
Advcriiser, in siHiaking of the sympathy
-vvhlch h"? been nianifestcd ln this coun
try with the Boer*. eaj-?< that whntever
vlew we may take of the political or eivil
quesUcn^ Involved, ""all truo men must
feel that thuse Dutchmen in Africa have
shown theroselveR worthy of many of
the b?t tr^dltions of tlie racc. That men
who figlit ns tliey "(iglit must believe tliat
tj^y liavn their quarrel just. and they
^e$t>rve tlie njjplausc of the whole world
for their resolution and inlelligence.
Sinc* the war ln thc Transvaal began
wc hnv* read almost everythlng that-we.
oould Imy our tamOs wpon ln current lit
?f?ture *o:}teralJi? the chara?er of Uw
Boers, andwhllij there are many charac
tcrlstlcs of theso people which we do not
adtnirc" we coi-fess to a great admlrailon
for their lovc of llbcrty. for their wonder
ful courage and for their splendid ilght
ing qualltloe. 1/caving out of considera
tlon tho question of prejudice against;
Great Britain, the American people as &.
vhole admire and honor the Boers for
those qualities which we have mentloned
and H Ls an honor to this nation that
such Is the^fact.
Thero is much to be said in Great
BritauVs behalf and most men admlt that
it would be in the interest of progress
and civ'iizat'on for Great Brltairi to vfin
in this war. for wherever she has planted
lx>r llag there she has carried clvlliza?
tlon and cqual flghts, giving to all her
subjects the right of local self-govcrnment
and seeing to it that the individual rlghts
of every citizen in good standing are se
curcd. But for all that, true Amcricans
admlro and sympathize with a lovc of
liberty and the courage of convlction
wherever and by whomsocver these ad
mbable qualites iirc dsplayed.
THE OKGAXIC LAAV.
It is now a foregone conclusion that a
?convention will be called to revlse tbe
Constitution of Virginia. which moans
that the organic law of Virginia will be
blotted out and writtcn anew. This be?
ing the case, it is no wonder that con
servativo tmen have been slow to lend
their ald to such a moverr-ont. It is a
scrious and a. solemn thing to do. Statu
tory law is not of so great consequence,
because tlie Legislature meets every two
years. ar.d a bad statute is easily rc
penled. But the org-anic law of the land
involves those great fundamental prin
ciplcs of government upon which our rc
publlc was founded. It involves liberty and
thoso personal and property rights which
aro so dear to every true American.
When tho organic law of the State has
been writlcn. it is with difficulty that it
can be changed. The process is slow.
and' If blunders are made, the most sc?
rious conseqeunces may follow before a
change in the Constitution can be ac
complishod. Therefore, tho task of mak
ing a new Constitution for Uie great
Commonwcalth of Virginia is one from
which every true patrlot involuntarily
shrinks. for it is a responsibility iliat
every such man is reluctant to assume.
We do not believe that patriotism in
Virginia. is at a discount. We beiieve
that the men of this generation. gen
erally speaking. are as honest. as pa
triotic and as capable as the men of
other generations. and if the forUicomlng
constitutional convention shall be com
poscd of representatlve men from this
section and that throughout the State.
there need be no fear as to tlie result.
We think it not too early. therefore, to
begin to arouse the thinking men of
Virginia to the importance of having the
convention, which is to be held, com
posed of men whose single purpose will
be to promote the true interests of ihe
;>eople or Virginia, and to carry into ef?
fect those sublime prlncipies of the Bill
of Rights, which was handed down to
us by our fathcrs as a sacred heritage.
. If there ever was an otcasion when the
oflico should seek the man it will be
when Virginia begins to choose delegates
to the constitutional convention. It is
said in proverb that fools rush in where
angels fear to tread. It might be said
with equal truth that knaves rush in
where angels fear to tread. We affirm
that the constitutional convention is no
place for either fools or knaves. If it is
to snieceed in giving Virginia. a better
Constitution than that under which she is
now o'lerating. it must be composed of
discreet patrlots, who sha'.l be as wise
as serpeiits and as innocent as uoves. We
think tliat 11 may be set down as a rule
that ths man. from wlmtever section he
may come, who pushes Iiimself forward
and begs the people to send him as a
delegate to the convention, is not a
proper man to sit in that body. It will
be a great honor, to be sure, to be a
member of the constitutional convention.
but In this case there should prevail the
spirit of each preferring another over
himself. There should be no candidates
within the Democratic party. No man
should eneueavor by organization, or by
other methods known to politicians. to get
himself nominated as a delegate. The
veople should begin right now to canvass
the matur among themselves. to talk
about the qualiflcations of this man and
that in their respective communities, and
by and by when the time comes to make
the : cMination the Democrats of every
community should assemble themselves
en masse, and. without biekering or dick
ering. select the man wha in their judg
ment will best represent his constituents
in the convention.
Fortunately, the people of Virginia are
a harmonious people. There is really but
one party in Virginia, and' there is no
clas.h of interests. There are no fieree
factions here. and no enmities. such as
cxlst. for cxample. in ihe State of Ken?
tucky. The Demoorats of Virginia are
honestly dlv'ded on some questions of
public poiicy; but when it comes to the
great prlncipies and the true functions
of government. they are cordially united.
and they have one great common end
in view. There ought to be no difficulty.
therefore. in getting a convention which
shall In all respects be equal to the con?
vention of 1S29 und the convention of 1S50,
and which shall in every way be far su
pcrior to tlie more recent convention
that gave us* the Constitution under
which we are now living. Therefore, fel
low-cltizens of Virginia, in the name of
the old Commonwcalth. in the name of
tho great patrlots of Virginia. whose
memory we cherlsh; in the name of peace
and happiness and liberty, let us for this
time put partisan polltics aside; let us
send the practical polltlcian to tho rear;
let us, as true patrlots. select as delegates
men whose one purpose will be to promote
the common weal and maintain the
State's integrlty.
WOMES Oi" THK COXFKnKIlACY.
At Ihe reunlon last May in Charleston
of the United Sons of Confederate A'ete
rans, a resolution offered on behair of
Ihe Virginia delegatlon was unanimously
adopted. by which this organization un
dertook the task of ralslng a fund to be
employed ln orectlng a monument to the
metnory of the women of the Cbnfedcracy
In pursuanoe of which a committee com?
posed of one member from each Southern
State has been appolnted by Cbmmander
MUNYON'S INBALER
CURES
CATARRH
Coids, Coughs,
Hay Fever, Bron
chitis, Asthma
and all Diseases
oitheThroatand
Lungs.
Clmid? of Mrdlcated Vapor are Inhaled
tbroagh tfce raouth aml emltted from the cos
trllK, cloanslnc and roporlrlng all the lnflamed
and dlscasod parts which cnimot bc rcached by
mcdidnc taken Into the stomach.
Jt reaches the xorc upots?It. hcalu ihe raw
jilaccs?Jt port to the seat oftiixewte?Il acts as
a l>alm and tonic to the whole syxtcm?$1.00 at
drupiHsU anentby mail. 1505 A rch St.. Z>Jiila
In-Chief Colquitt,. and Mr. James Mann,
of Nottoway county, A'a., has baen made
its t-hairman. AVe have received a com
municatlon from Mr. Mann, in which he
says that the resolution, as originally
drawn, called for the erccting of a
"monument of enduring bronze," but that
it is thought by many prominent vete
rans and sons of veterans that.it would
be more appropriate to erect in honor of
the women of the Confederacy a memo
rial college foc the cducation of Southern
girls, or a home for indigent widows and
daughters of Confederate soldiers and
sailors:' He also calls attention to- the
fact that during their recent meeting in
Richmond, the United Daughters of the
Confederacy approved this plan, and
pledged to the movement their eordial
support.
Modesty is the chief characteristic of
ihe true Southern woman, and so. ever
since the war, whenever thcrc was talk
of ereeting a monument to commemorate
the heroism and sacrifice of the Ctjnfed
erate matrons and maiuens, there was a
modest prolest on the part of these wo?
men and their represcnlatives. They did
not want any "monument of enduring
bronze." They did not care to have their
deeds exploited. They desircd no re
minder of the terrible ordeals through
whlch they had passed. Their experieilccs
were too harrowihg and too sacred to be
talkcd about, and they shrunk from nny
suggestion of publicity and glorificntion.
It was more in accord with their feclings
to erect monuments to the great heroes
of batUe; to take care of the wornout
veterans of the war, and to keep green
the graves of those who had laid down
their lives for the South's cause.
TJut this proposition will dlsarrn the
women of the Confederacy, who are 'ever
ready to lend'their aid to any and every
movement that tends to promote the
interests of the South. Here is a prac
tieal plan, which the women of the Con?
federacy must and will approve. A sum
of money will be raised as a tribute to
them, but. it wiil be employed in building
a. great institution that will help the liv
ing. It is sn excellcnt plan. It will ac
complish a tv.o-foid purpose; it will be
practical as well as sentimerital, and we
hope and believe that It will succeed.
CIinREXX XOPICS.
In diseussing te bill before the Virginia
*>giHlature relating to insurance com
panles, the Insurance Press reproduces
some remarks of ours on that subjert.
and adds: "The Timcs is to be congratu
lated for its efforts to direct right-think
ing on fire insurance matters by the peo?
ple of Virginia."
We have no interest in insurance com?
panies clher than the interest which
every other good citizen feels. We want
to see plenty of good. reputable insurancj
companies In Virginia, and we want to
see the very lowest rate that is consis
tent iwith safe insurance. We believe that
the -way. and the only way, to get the
minimum rate from such companies is
to reduce the risk, the physical risk and
the moral risk. to tihe minimum. We do
not believe that anything is to be ac
comrplished through the Legislature by
harsh restriclions. Insurance companies
carinot be driven by law into doing busi?
ness at less than a profiTable rate. We
have contended, and we still contend,
that the best thing the Degislatur,- can
do for the people of -Virginia who have
property to insure is. by conference with
insurance representatives. to formulate
?md pass such a bill as shall reduce the
moral risk in Virginia to tbe lowest pos?
sible point.
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The Montgomery Advertlser uses this
significant language:
"There ls "iltUe doubt that Governor
Johnston would follow Goebel's meUiods
in Kentucky in order to control the next
State Convention and to nominate his
suecessor in the gubernatorial office. if
the opportunity presents it^elf. He is
just as unscrupulous and audacious as
Goebel, though posslbly not so brainy.
"It will be a happy thing. therefore.
if the Alabaana Dcmocracy. by its deci
i\-e action in the next few months against
the Governor and the leaders of his type,
puts ihe temptatlon to Goebelize Ala
bama out of the Governor's Avay; His
course in the Constitutional Convention
reneal shows conclusively that he would
let no consideration of party loyalty or
State patriotism stand in the path of his
selfish ambition."
We do not mean to approve what our
contemporary says about Governor John
ston. for we are not suflicifntiy informed
as to Alaibama politics to know. even if
wo were disposed to get Into the flght.
But we do say that the recent history of,
Kentucky is a terrible warning to boss
lsm and corruption in politics. The peo?
ple of the South will not stand either.
and whenever any party attempts to ruie
by force or fraud there -will be trouble,
and plenty of It. ,
SOUTJlKHX NOTES.
A special from Birmingham says:
The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad
Company will begin work soon on a
steel rail mill at Ensley. It w'.ll adjoin
the new steel plant and wire and rod mill.
Scveral hundred thousand dollars will be
spent in this new enterprlse, which will
be the lirst rall mill in the South. The
mill will employ five or six hundred men
and tho company is assured of a market
for all the produet It can manufatcure.
The steel that will be used will be ob
tained from the steel mill of the Ala
bama Steel and Shipbu!!ding Company.
which' corporation is an offspring of the
Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Com?
pany.
Otter fur, amounting to over Sl.SOO, was
sold by a Kisslmmee, Fliu, firm last
week. A few woeks ago another firm
sold at one time about $1,200 worth. Ottcr
skins are selling this winter between
S6 and $7 each, and the buyers will take
any quanilty. The raislng pf otters will
~doubtless be a Florlda industry that will
pay-blg: dlvidends whenever the matter
ls undertaken -with sufficient capital and
carefulimanagement. Otters; being na
tlve of'Florlda and the fact that'-an otter
farm would be lndecendent cf the sea
sons are some of the points in favor of
such an industry.?Savannah News. ,
A bill to erect a milllon dolfcir State
house at Jackson has passed the Mis
slsslppl Senate.
An Atlanta correspondent says that
more outside capital will be invested in
Georgia this year ih flie cotton mill In?
dustry than in any other Southern State.
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OUR RBlilGIOUS -COXTfcMPORA
RIJES.
"Be anvthing-bot a scolding preacher."
The folks for whom the scolding is~
meant dcm't hear It,; while those who do
bear it dont dcserve it- Dont scola
Religlous 'Herald.
The man who will: give the Methooiet
Church a financial system will dcserve
a -monument more lasting than brass.
The use of money has never been prop
erly considered among us. We began
wrong. Our pioneer preachers were
competing with the Churches, the' Con
gregational in New England and tho
Church ot England in the Middle and
South Atlantic States, whose pastors
llved on State taxes. Our itinerants
made display of their scant pay. It did
indeed tell to their credit, but it. edu
cate<l tho .Methodlsts. downward. We
are hardly recovered from that school
ing in stinginess. The famous Roanoke
Circuit with taxable assets of five mil?
llon tugging and sweating to "raise
$150 for brilllant John E. Edwards.
wifo and two children?think of it!
We know that the preachers did not live
on the miserable pittance paid them.
They becanve "beggirig friars." Thoir
clbthirig was given them. It was ex?
pected that on every visit to a well-to
db ."home" some useful prasent would
be passed to their capacipus saddle-bags
and large overcoat pockets. . What
abundant supply ot" hand-knit socks! It
is onlv in these latter days tho parsnn
used a sulky. He. in olden times. went
in a stout biiggy with ample space for
hams, potatoes and even a big bag of
meal. The juniors in our day were
"promiscd" a hundred dollars. A negro
lielrt hand commanded in money and the
value of the thirigs "found him" neir'.y
twice as much as the co'.lcge graduate on
a circuit. What a wrong was wrpught
on nur people by such a trainingl?Rich?
mond Christian Advocate.
'Xo institution or association among
men should be characterized so prc-cmi
nentlv ln- both dignity and simphcity
as the Church. and all tho ehurches that
make and represent the Church of God.
Its mission is to bear God's message of
truth to men. and to be its unfaltenng
witness. No other institution has so
lofty a duty. The truth it bears has a
suprome ma'esty among all the mes
sages, the philosophles, the sclences,
known and heard on earth. No P*"*t
of the Church can with strong cpnylctlon
be.-f witness of God's truth without
shartrig the dignity of that truth. Tho
absence of dignity not only impairs the
'vali4e of the testimony, but impugna
tlio reality of convlction and the gen
uinonoss and authority of tlie message.
With the dignity that is inseparable from
so august and so urgent a mission among
men comes its companion slmplicity. Tr.o
church that has the dignity of the great
missipri must have the simp'.icity. which
Is the absence of pretense, nf a.ffoclation,
of formality.?Central Presbyterian.
Onr duties. to love God with all our
heart and mind and soul nnd strength
nnrl our neighbor as ourselves, estabiisn
us as dovout men and gond citizens.
The Almighty renuiros of us to do justice.
love mercy, and walk humbly be'ore
Him. . ,
Thore is another eonsideration or cx
tremo importance. which soeras to be
i-irgolv left to the care of our solf-lnvo
and <='clf-re?poct. or self-approciatton. It
is the establishment .ind realization of
the kin'gdom of heaven within us. ; The
annnunromont of otir T.ord is: "Tho
kingdom of heavon is within you." St.
Pa.nl savs: "You aro tho tomple of the
Holy Ghnst." Solomon say3: "Ke?p
thy heart with all diligenco, for out of
it are the isE.ues of life." Again he says:
'"Though wlsdom is a house builded,
and by understandlng it is establishcd,
and bv knowlcdgo shall tho chambers
theroof be filled with all preclous and
oleasant riches."
"And-'Uie beautiful figures of tho Now
Jcru^alem and heaven may be taken as
types of tho possibiiitics of tho large and
beautiful soul that livos and mnves and
has its life and light and boing cor.
sciously in the fear and love of r*o.?
As we" ren'rize them. wo realize theso
gloams of heaveri as they shlne Into our
being.?Southern Churchman.
x\PTEltMATH.
? Tho Rcpublicans of North Carolina are
ta'king about running Senator Pritchard
as candidate for the Repubiican nomi?
nation for the Vlce-Presldeney.
Waiter Farnsworth was reeently con
victed in Chicago of biga-my, and sen
tenced to the penitentiary. He is s.iid
10 have ma.rried at different limes forty
two women.
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Mrs.-P. E. Willis. of Austin, Texas. has
reeently been restofed to sight after
blindriess eoverir.g a period of eleven
years. When she opened her eyes they
"rest h'rst of all upon an only daughter.
grown from ehilubood to womanhood
sinco her mother last saw her. 'Ihe scene
between mother and daughter is described
as most pathetle.
llenrv O. Tanner. son of Bishop Tanner,
of the African Methodist church. recently
won a prize for the best figuro palhting
at the annual exhibition of the Pennsyl
vania Academy of Fine Arts.
An Eyb for Business.
Poor Lo bad met with an accident on
the nlalns.
"Flint Face." said tlie surgeon who had
fixed him up. "how do ycu Iike your,
wooden leg?"
"Ugh:" responded the nobJe red man.
"Very good. Eike you make me all wood."
"AM wood, Flint Face? Why m_ the
world do you want to be all wcod?"
"Make money! Get job stand in front
of cigar store."?Chicago News.
From Her Point of View.
"Rcaiiy, I think I have the kindest hus
band in the world."'
"Indeed!"
"Yes. He lets me get the divorce and
gives me twiee the alimony I asked for!"?
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
His Gruiljrn Against Ruin.
"Ah, my frieaid," sighed the reformcr,
"rum caused lots of trouble in th!s worid."
"Indcvd, it dces," agreed the listener.
"No doubt you or I woukl be happier
were it not for the rum demen," went on
the reformer.
'.'Indeed. we would." again agreed the
natient listener.
"And how has it caused you unhappl
ness?" asked the reformcr.
"Years ago a woman told me that if I
stopped drinking she would marry mc?"
~A.nd you could not stop?"
"No," roared the patlent listener. "No,
I did not stap!"?BalUmore-American.
_-?-;-?
Groivih.
My soul, it ls God's will that thou shouldst
grow?
Slow, O my soul, so slow;
As doth the leaf unfold upon the true,
So. very patlemtly!
My soul, it is God's will that thou shouldst
' be
Of unseen symmetry;
As perfect as the leaf when "tis uncurled,
.Before tbe wondering worldi , .
?Arthur E. Docke'In the Boston Tran
script. a.~.
Harper's TqrFchruhry.
Harper's Magazins'tirider. 'the new man
agement Is Uving up to its reputation. and
IVSEN'S
EXCLUSIVELY.
Or.r whole store devoted to this
one projecl. All Harid VVelts,
All Leathers, All Sizes.
A to EE.
Gnaranteed saving $1.00 pair.
J/cMe^meiB^^ Opp. Chamber
-^ Commerce.
the February number is a most entertain
ing and instructive publication.
Julian Ralph writes of "Tho True.Flcur
of the Orient;" Poultney Uigelow contri
butes a most readable naper on "Ttoe
AVhite Man's Rulc in 'Singapore:" To-day's
Seience in Xaples. by Dr. Henry Sm'th
WOIiams, is of special interest to those
of a scientitic turn of rriind.
There are several good stories:
"Eleanor," by Mrs. Humphrey Ward, is
concluded in" this number. . and Steve
Cranr- contributcs another of his "Whilom
ville Stories."
Theso are but samplcs of the good things
in the February Harpcr.
x?ose.?.
What shall I send to my swect to-night?
Roses of yoilow. or pink. or white?
Gold for her smile. and her sunny hair?
Pink for the llush that her cheeks will
wear?
White for her soul, and the sccrets there?
Which shall she lay on her breast of snow?
Is It a prophecy? VVeal or woe?
Yellow for gold and the world's decree!
Pink for a love and its ocstasyj?
White for the robe of a s.aint to be!
Strange, how I s.hrink from the frail de
sign!
'Tis but a fancy. whim of mine.
Fate does not come at a lover's call,
To Iurk in the rose of a girl's iirst ball?
1 think I'll tokei violets, after all.
?Mary MoXeil Fernollosa.
Tv1U SIGMA RHO.
New Hall to Be Opened at lticliiiioiul
Collesc Xext Week.
On next Friday evening tho Mu Sigma
Rho Literary Society of Richmond Col
iege will formally open their hewly furn
ished hall. The following progi'amme will
be carried out:
Hon. J. Taylor Ellyson will preside.
Prayer bv Dr. I. M. Mercer.
Welcome by President W. II. Griflith.
?'Our Society" by F. W. Moore.
"Tho Alumni in Faculty" by Prof. E. M.
Long.
"Our Motio" by Rev. Ashby Jones.
"D-v? before the Civil War" by Dr, W.
L,. Thomas.
'?The Alumni Association" by Hon. S.
L. Kelley.
"Cle/rgy in Alumni" by Dr. R. H. Pitt.
"Lawyers in Alumni" by Judge S. B.
Witt.
"Doctors in Alumni" by Dr. J. Page
Massie.
"Our Alumni in Legislature Bodies" by
Hon. E. C. Folkes.
The committee for the occasion, Messrs.
P. P. Dean (chairman), H. Lee MaGain
and J. S. Eg^eston. have been doing all
in their r-ower to make th<? event a mem
orable one in the history of the society.
The work vn the repairing of the hall
was begun just beforejthe Chrlstmas holi
days- it has now been completed. With
their nr-.vlv furnished hall .and the room
which tlie old Mu Sigma Rho Society has,
it bids fair to become one of the finest
sorteties of any coilege in the south.
The c;>ening exerefces of tho second half
will take place next Tuesday evening,
February Cth, in the coilege assembly hall
at S o'clock.
The speaker of tihe occasion will be Dr.
T B Hawthorne. His subject will be
?'Oratbrs and Oratory." The public is
cbrdially invited to these exercises.
ABDUCTION CASE.
Cliarlcs I.otli Will iio on Trial Tuesday
Morning.
Tlie case of Charies Loth, eharged with
the abduction of Miss Olivia B. Newton
will come up ln the Hustings Court on
Tuesday next. The facts in the case
will bo remembered from recent publica
tions in The Time:-;. Loth took his lady
love to Xorth Carolina, where they were
married.
The Commonwealth's Attorney will
probably enter a nolle p'ros.equl when the
case is reaehed.
Kive. Ftiinilies lloiiielcss.
SUFFOLK. VA.. Feb. 3.?Special.?The
burniing of four houses in Jericho. a ne?
gro suburb, this morning. rendered fiye
families homeless. Thc- blaze started from
a bad flue. The flames were fanned by
wind and there was no department to
check them. Loss J3,G0Q: insurance $1,300.
The liisc ltiilc-.
An order has been issuod through the
Adjutaht-General's oflice for the r>organ
ization cf the Lee Rifles, of Xorfolk.
An exhibition of some recent work of
Ui-ni-uus St. Gaudens, reproduced in
brotize, is now being held at Tiffany's, on
Union Square. Mr. St. Gaudens, who has
vlrtually become -a resident of Paris,
where he has a hamisome studio. ar.d
who has received several honors from the
?Frerich Go\??n:ment, inciuding medals,
tne Lcgicn of Honor rross. and the pur
chase of two of his culpures for the Li:;
embourg galleries, has not shown for a
long time any work in Xew York. Among
the pieces.-in the present display are two
of the original cxperimental models for
the Madison Squat=e Garden tower Dlana.
a reduced model of his statute of the
Puritan in Smithfleld, Mass.. reproauc
tiors of "The Angel with the Tablet."
ancl of the portralt bas reiief of the late
Robert Louis Stevenson, the originals of
which last were the pleces purchased by
the I.uxembourg galleries. Tlie friends
of Mr. St. Gaudens and lovtrs of the art
of scuipture ln general should not fall to
visit this little display, which is rtlled
with '.rnvJnehiR evi lencs that Mr. St. Gau
? dens' hand has not Io*t Its cunnlng. and
that his natura.1 artlstlc force and sklll
have not abated.?Xew York Tlmes Satur?
day Revlew. . _'?Ll
Preparefor the Blizzard
and Buy'the Best...
Anthracite and Spiint Coais
AiLOWEST MARKET
RATESfrom .-.?:.
The C. P. Lathrop Coal Co,
FRESH GOSSIP
FROMGOTHAM
A Me'rchant Proposes to Fast for
Forty Days.
REV.M. PETERSTURNS BAPTIST.
Count de Castcllane Talks Abont
Family Matters?Practical Joke
Iicads to-a'Suit for
Damagcs.
XEW YORK, Feb. 3.?Special.?Milton
?Rathbun, a Xew York merchant, has fasted
.for twc-Ive days, and says that he will
not taste food until March lst. He be
ileves ohat fasting is good for many ills,
and has more than once made long fasts.
He said that ho tod tried to keep his
fast secret as he did not want any noto
riety, but the nev.'spapers. got hold of the
story, and an intervlew is printed with
him in to-day's Herald:
"In order ito make a careful test," said
Mr. 'Rathbun, "the brain. from which
bodily strength is derived, should be at
rest as much as ipossitole. I attend to my
business every day as usual, putting in
from eight to nlne hours in my office.
"This is the' 'Lwelfth day. I have not
taken' nourishment of any kind, have not
touehed stimulants, and the only thing
that passes my lips is pure water.
"I Iose about two and a .half pounds In
weigbt each day, but I regain some cf that
at night from the water I drlnk.
"I do not Iimit myself to any partlcular
quantity of water. but take from a P'mt
to a pint and a half a day. I use br.ttled
mlneral water that is as nearly chemical
ly pure as I can find.- -
XOT HU'XGRY NOW.
"When I stopped eatlng I weighed 207
pounds. My welght now is 1S4 pounds, a
difference of twenty-thrce pounds. My
chest meosurement is about ftve inches
less. On tihe second day of my fast l f??lt
hungry. but wR'hstood the gnawing at my
stomach. Then I became weak, and I left
the office two hours earlier than usual in
consequence. During the last few days I
have felt swno fever, but these symptoms
have entirely disappeared, and my tem
perature is normal.
' Professor Doremus examined me on
January 31st. and pronounced me In ex?
eelient condition. Dr. Frank Carpenter
has also examined me.
"Each day I go out for a walk. and do
not smoke. The sight of food does not
tempt me. I usually sit in an arrnchair
and watch my family dine. I wish it un
derstood that I am not a fanatic. If I
found the fast was endangering my health
I would stop at once.
"A man cannot die of starv.ition until
the tissues are e.xhausted. That would be
when he was -wasted away to a mere
skoleton, and would weigh about sixty
pounds.
"I expect my w:-ight to decrease about
two pounds a day from this time on.
When it reaehes P50 pounds I shall in
crease my daib- ration of water. That
w-iil .prevent my falling off too much. If
I continue without eating until March lst.
as I now in.tend doing, I ealculate that
my weight will b.-> 151 pounds."
TURXS BAPTIST.
Rev. Madison C. Peters. formerly a well
known Presbyterian preacher. but for the
past nine years pastor of Bloomingdale
Roformed ehurch. has resigncd his pasto
rate in ordsr to join the Baptist cl.urch
and become a Bantist preacher. He be
Iieves in the Baptist doctrine of bipt'sm.
and thlnks that it is his duty to Join that
denomination.
? Count Castellane says that he ,-.nd the
Countess came to America to visit rela
tives, and that before rcturning tiey will
Have been rfceived and entertamc-d by
each and everv- member of the Goulcl
family. Ho insi.st<= that there are abso
lutely no differences between him and his
wife's people. ibut confesses! that since he
came to fXew York he and the Goulds
have been talking over some business
matters.
According to a statement just prepared,
the amount paid by the government of the
ctty of Xew York in salaries and wages
amounts to S-ll,955,35(? or more than ftfty
three per cent. of the total city budget.
SUES A FRACTICAL JOKER.
George C. Meyer has brought stiit
against Frederick William-* for damages.
The suit is interesting, because it grows
out of a, practical joke. It Is alleged that
the defendant Induced the-pl-alntiff to get
up on a table and make a speech to a
number of men, accepting an Imaginary
nomination to a political office, and that
while Meyer was m-aking the speech some
person pulled the table from- under him.
causing him to fall and fracture two of
his ribs.
All the visible effects of the famous
Franklin Syndicate were sold yesterday at
pubiic auction for the sum of $1301
Dr. Ernest G. Metcalfe. a Well known
physician of the Eastern District, died
yesterday morning cf Brlght's disease.
John B. McDonald, who has secured the
contract for construetlng the undergr.-nind
railroad. has-not succeeded in getting his
bond arrangod, and will ask for a further
extension of time.
Mrs. Mar-tim Edwards had her husband
hauled up before Magistra.te Worth yes?
terday, in the Gates-Avenue Court. in
Brookiyn. charged with disorderly con
duct. Tihe complaint was that her hus?
band llckled her feet. The case was con?
tinued.
TO RBLTEVE PEARY.
The Peary Arctic Club, of Breoklyn. has
decided to fit out the steamer Windward
for a trip to the Arctic regions. She will
sail about July 15th, and Secretary Her
bert L. Bridgeman will probably be thc
leader of the expedition. '
The main object will be to reiieve L'.eu
tenant Peary.' If he has found the polc
the reiief steamer will remain with him.
She will be stccked for a voyage of three
years.
Disnrmaiiient in VIrgini:i.
Virginia has come to the conclusion
that too many people are making dan
gers and nuisances of themselves by car
ryirtg pistols; and there are at present
before its Legislature no less than three
bills for the disarmament of the public.
Every bill having for its object the sav
iiig of life is commendabie. and incldent
ally these ineasures, if adopted. will be
for the.restoration of self-hespect among
men who can not now enjoy It In the
full. Xo man thinks hlghly . of. hlmself
when he carrles a deadly wcapon con
cealed in his clothing- There Is only one
purpose for such an Implement. and it
is to klll. or injure. Aiffl the way to stop
the flghting and bloodshed which are
caused by this crimlnal practlce Is not
merely to: punish the potential murder
ers. but sto shut down on the sale of
weapons ,; and ammunitlon.?Brookiyn
Eagle..
.? ? ??-'
Janet.
(Dedrcated lovingly to little Janef Ains
lie.)
Janet! Janet! thou wert my pet!
So .winsome. loving. bright, and yet
' God's taken thee! I imust not fret;
He loves thee best,; Janet.
Janet! JanetI my dainty pet! ^
Thy breath was like. the. vlotet:
Thy. pure, ? sweet "face, 1*11 ne'er forget.
Though cold- ln death, Janet.
janet! Janet! come kiss me, petl
And tell me:tbat you love me yet:
Hush!" I hear ,"Gcd knoweth best,"
'Tla whlspere'dby Janet. _
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February
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