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THE SMALL TALK
Humor Breaks in Occasionally to Re?
lieve the Monotony.
DR. A. B. FITZPATRICK'S ORATORY
He Pas*? Tribute??Trouble* of tbe
Liaw-Makcrs ? Tlicir Constituents
bend ?!????? Many I/cttcrtr-Del?
egale Xewbouec Back Again.
The present House of Delegates Is in
oaincd to lie a rallier staid body, but a
Hats- of ihumor breaks in to relieve the
tmonotony every now and then.
The members went wild with laughter
and applauso the other day during- the
?debate oa the employers' liability bill.
?Messrs. ?Cardwcll of Hanover, (McAl?
lister, of Bath, and Pileher of Fauquier.
(had opposed the measure, and Captain
I_ 6. "Parks of 1'age bad spoken in
Dr. Fitzpatrick. the old gray eaglo of
tho Nelson Democracy, arose to advocate
the passage of the bill.
In referring to those who (had pre?
ceded him in the discussion, he said:
"Hanover has a. rising star, and I hall
dt_ glories coming over the hills, but
when ?he game cock from Page (who
blazed the way and a?ade" it so plain
that the wayfaring man, though a
fool, need not err therein') struck the
little -bantam' from Bath nnd the old
"Cochln-Chlna* from Fauquier, if he
didn't make the feathers ?fly. I'm a
Dutchman." The House broke into a
?perfect cyclone of cheers and laughter,
In which members from Bath and Fau?
quier heartily joined.
Tho tribute paid the young member
from Hanover by the member from Nel?
son was Indeed a lilting one. for be
merits a position high up in tho ranks
of the young attorneys of the Common?
wealth. Resides being a lawyer of
marked ability, he is like his distin?
guished desk-mate, the Hon. Tiptop D.
Jennings, of Lynchburg. one of the most
?watchful and painstaking members of
the lower branch of the General As?
__o:?t of the members of the Legisla?
ture have "troubles of their own." They
receive letters on nil sorts of subjects
from their constituents, from a request
for carden eeod to an appeal for a law
to compel railroad companies to promote
their employes and pay thorn higher
?wages. But there is one who, in addi?
tion to being a very efllclent lawmaker,
is a member of his county School Board,
and -numbers of letters pour in upon
him from the tendier*? In his district.
A hatch came in the other day, one of
-which stated that the writer had not re?
ceived her register, another was out of
blanks, another wanted an axe. a broom
nnd a piece of stove pipe. n.nd still an?
other complained Ihat the wood furnished
?was split In ?such larjrc pieces that she
-could not kindle the fire with it.
As I read them over 1 could but be
reminded of what "Bob" Taylor once
-raid, that "Ihe palli that lends to pub?
lic duty bristles with thorns, and al?
though he who walks therein may reach
the iuimmit of his ambition, the-re will
come times when ho will look with ioiifr
Ing oye to the humble plains of private
life below, mnd wish that his sphere had
?never wandered from Its warmer sun?
shine and sweeter flowers."
Dclepate S. M. Nowhnuse. of Culpeper.
-m-n?; in his sat yesterday after an n.b
.???.noe of several days on account of a
slight indisposition. Mr. Clarke, of
Dinwiddie, says he Is of opinion that
flie ?sckness of his genial friend from
Culpeper -was caused by the strain upon
Pils Imagination, in evolving from his
fertle brain the wonderful story con
oemlns: tiie "Cattle and C.inebrnkes" of
old Dinwiddie. The popular represen
tntlve from Culpeper is a most com
pnnkmable gentleman, and is exceedingly
fond of ? joke, and his colleague, in the
House wore glad to have him back among
In speaking of his hill 1o aaithorir.e tlic
?m-octlon and conduct of a ship yard and
dry-dock at Xorfolk, Hon. John White"
head, of that city, said?nyesterday, that
1h- people behind the project were in
?arnesi in the matter, and had ample
means to make it a success.
Mr. Mot.tu. of the firm of Mottu, DoWitt
Jt Co.. which will Ik? at the head of the;
proposed ?syndicale, is the Belfrium Con?
sul at Xorfolk. and Is a. wealthy aiankor.
?Delegate M. J. Lyons, of Norfolk, said
lie had of ion wondered why his cil y had
not already ?.one into the shlp-bullding
business, considering ils splendid natural
ndvantnees. He had not, however, as
yoL examined ?into the bill proposed by
A sub-oommlttoe from the Committee
on General Laws of the House (comiiosed
of Messrs. llunley. Gravely and Price)
was in session yesterday afternoon, con?
sidering a bill along the lino of the.
Dupuy insurance measure; which will
he presented to the full committee as
soon as it is completed.
?Senator "William Shands, of South?
ampton, moves with a more elastic step,
since his brother senators decided that
he was entitled to a s?3at in the Dem?
ocratic caucus. ?Mr. Shands Is a Dem?
ocrat, "all the way up. all the way down,
all the way through and all the way '
round;" and the strain upon him while
Ids case was pending was very grate.
Dut now that tills burden is llfied, he
is always energetically engaged in look?
ing after the interests of his constituents,
juid has fully demonstrated that he is
a "hustler from way-back."
Mr. Huu-heson. of Mecklenburg, has
introdveed a bill in the House regulating
charge? for the sale of leaf tobacco and
making lhem uniform throughout the
Stale. The bill was reported favorably
from the committee on counties, cities and
towns, iitut the House recommitted it on
There ate larfce -deleprarions here from
Lynchburg and other tobacco cernei to
oppose the measure.
Hon. Tipton D. Jenjdnga. of Lynchburg,
Wim has been considerably indisposed for
r?verai days, was much better on yes?
lie expressed great satisfaction that the
?matter of extending the corporate limits
of Lynchburg had been adjusted to the
satisfaction of all jiarties <"oi.e_rned.
Mr. Jennings thought It perfectly natural,*
in view of the splendid business progress'
his ?ty is making, that it? people should
Wiuit to expand. In fact lu. refiurded It
as ^ almost a necessity',; Irom a business
Dr. I'-R-cpatrick. of Nelson, has ?-ecured
the jKu*sa*ie of a bill throu-^h Uie House,
vhioh the lawyers of that body, look u-roa
aa 6ne of much Import ance. The bill In
-juwtion ?mends the Oode in relation to
? <*o?npouraUn*T offen*"-*? and malees the
l?i-lber i*-unle*Sii*S>le a? -well as the bribed,
In case of the compounding; or concealing '
of w? offen??.
Th? iaixtt -^omrnlttoe on pub'ic lnetltn?
-tton? left ' r.lrht for Chariottei-vllle.
eta-unt-nn ana ?jcxir.gton, tor the punvrve?
?f ljj*p*;tin*r the State institution? at
Unm aa ver al -pointe. Upon It? return, t oa
-fHUBttta? will XiaU -H-UliMMbtuv ul
is capital-; is the basis of all agreements;
is truth personified. When one has con?
fideuce in anything the battle?is half
won, but lack of it imperils success
from the beginning?. It is but natural
and right that religious teachers should
inspire confidence. If they cannot be
trusted and believed in who can be? It
is with this thought that the following
paragraph is given to our readers from
a clergyman well and favorably known:
Ashaway. It. I., Feb. ZT>, lSOO.
It Is to me a duty as well as a pleasure
to acknowledge that Warner's Safe Cure
has. under God. been the means of pre?
serving my life. Is'ot only so. but other
members of my family have been greatly
benelited by a use of the same remedy,
and scores of men and women of my
acquaintance have told me that they have
been cured In like manner by a use of
this marvelous medicine. It seems to act
beneficially when all other remedies fail.
1 heartily endorse und recommend its use
to all sufferers in wed of a medicine for
the kidneys. This testimonial is sent un?
solicited and in the only hope that it will
* do good.
(REV.) C. JAMES BUDLONG.
Medical advice free. Address Warner's Safe Cure Co.,
Rochester, N. Y. Microscopic examinations on appli?
Eastern A'irginia. and its duties in this
line will have been completed.
Hon. J. S. Miusgrave, of Southampton,
has Introduced in the House a hill amend?
ing the Code In relation to the assess?
ment of taxes on real estale. The ajn-snd
ment r'-iers to the assessment of prop?
erty where the land is owin-ed by one per?
son and the timber, minerals, oil or min?
eral waters thr.reon by another.. The bill
was referred to the Committee on Fi?
Willie Norilert. one of thc House pages,
has gone to his home in Amelia county !
on account of sickness. He had a chill J
on ?Sunday and wus reported as no better t
Hon. A. P. Slapla-, of Roanoke, a i
prominent lawyer and Democratic lead- j
ex of h s section, is in the city.
W. Knight Smiley. Esq.. of Lynchburg.
a member of the Rucker-Clarke Tobac- )
?Co Oon pany, o? that city, was at the j
Judge J. Thompson Brown, ex-senator ?
from Nelson and Amherst. was at the j
Capitol ycsste*rday, and was warmly i
g-roet-ed by his old colleagues in the Legis- I
Mrs. R. P. 'Bruce, of Scott county, is
In the city visiting her husband, Seaiator
Bruce, of that county. She will probably
romain hare until tho Ecg'slature ad- ?
SAYS HE IS OUT.
?Jr. Fisher Say?* He i? Not Mentine*!
With Uto New Street Car Syndical??. j
Mr. <:. E. Fisher, who is largely inter- |
ested in thc old Richmond Railway j
and Electric Corijpanyj is in this city, j
He is registered at the Jefferson. (
When se<-n last night and asked about j
his reported connection with the new syn- j
dicale, he stated that lie was not in- ?
"J have nothing tp do with it," said
"Then the report that you are inter- j
ested in the new organization is not ?
correct? That report has gained some I
"I have nothing to do with it." raid |
Mr. Fisher. Sor could the reporter get j
him to say anything further.
There was no meeting of the Richmond '
Street Car Syndicate held yesterday. How- |
ever the report that the $20.000 forfcutir? |
bond will <be paid by the incorporators of I
the ?Richmond Street Car Syndicate, !
though persistent, is denied by the g.-ntle- j
men who have been prominently men- ]
tloned as those who"would put up the j
Said one of these gentlemen last night: ?
"We have taken no action as incorpora- j
tors. The bond may be put up, but ?
such a course has not been decided upon I
"We have twenty-four hours left, and
it may he that a meeting will be called
before thc time expires, but as yet no
such meeting has been called. So notices ?
to that effect have been issued."
CAPTAIN HICKOK HERE.
Famous Player ol* the Yale Foot-Ball
Mr. Vf. ?. H?ckok, of Harrisbtir---, Pa.,
is at the Jefferson. Mr. H?ckok was the
(famous guard and captain of Yale team
in 1893. and his excellent work w?iile with
the t?lue brought him more prominently
b?fore the public than any other of the
gridiron warriors of that time. During
tne season of 1SH6 Messrs. H?ckok and
Vance McCormick coached the Carlisle
Indians, and in their game with Yale
that year the latter -won on disputed de?
cision, the score 'being 6 to 0. Mr. Hlckok
lias not lost his interest in athletics
since nis graduation, -but is still promi?
nent in the athletic world. He has
coached t'he teams of several schools,
among them being the naval cadets at
Annapolis. . ?
Captain Ko?*ser'? Condition."
Mr. Geo. G. Rosser, who has heen suf
lenng intensely Irom a carbuncle for the
past rive -weeks, has been remove*" to the
-Keireat for the Sick for treatment. It is
believed that the crisis is past, but he
still suiters greatly. His daughter, Mrs.
Ja?. H. Wilson, has been culled home,'
and his wife Is prostrated toy unremitting
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
The reception tendered the members of
the General Assembly and their Avives
yesterday afternoon by the ladles of the
Confederate Memorial Society -was a bril
ltant affair, anti a most pleasant after?"
noon ?vas .spent ,'by the visitors. Rein
ha rift's hand, stationed in the hall, dis?
coursed sweet music throughout the af?
The reception. committee "formed a semi*
circle in the Solid South room, and here
the <???<*? -were .welcomed "by Sirs. J.
Taylor Ellyson, Mrs. E. C. Minor. Mrs.
C. Vf. P. Brock. Mrs. N. V. Randolph.?
Mr?. Anne- Grant, Mr?. Rachel Colet?n.
??, Archer Aodereon, Mrs. H. A. Clai
borne. Air?. JOfaph Drak?, M.??, Stephen
i-utney. Mr?. C. O'B. CoAa.tll.i. .?r...
Maury and Mi?? *"Hen Jone?.
Among ?h? caliera were Mr. and Mr?.
WiHlatm Bo-wlee. Saleen. Va.; Mr. and
Ataa. Tnamma M. Jouoa, namtatn ?*, ?.
Parks. Page county; Governor and Ms.
J. L'oge Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. Alsxander
King, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Fcather
ston, Mr. and Mrs. John XV: "Williams;
-Mrs. John Whltehead, Mrs. G. J. G.
GouUtiwore, Westmoreland; Mr. A. E.
Ewell. Thalia, Va.; Mr. J. S. Mus .rave.
Miss Parks. Miss Minnie Boykin, Smith
Held. Va.: Mr. J. XV?Gregory, Mr. H. O.
Clement, Mr. Frank Hume, Al?xaii?rla;
'Mr. J. C. Gent, Russell county; Mr. Wil
liam Shands, Mr. Walter Jordan. Mr.
Samuel Donahoe, 'Phoebus; Mr. IP. C.
Waring. Essex county; Mr. J. XV. Fleet,
King and Queen county; Mr. Thomas J.
Gold, Clarke county; Hon. ?and Mrs. A.
J. -Montague, Mrs. J. Allison Hodges,
Miss Frances Overton, Miss Lee. Mrs.
-Norris, of Buttalo; C. Harding Walker,
Miss Roy, Mrs. E. C. Jordan. R. B. Todd.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Whltehead. Chat
iham. Va.; Misses Grace and Florence
\\ hitehead, of Norfolk. Va.: Mr. John
Whit?head, ?Norfolk; Va.; C. A. Boyd,
Grape IjH.wn; Thomas G. Gold, Mr. Joseph
Bryan, Miss Morrison, Mr. Priddy, Char?
lotte county. Va.; William P. Barksdale,
Halifax; \V. H. Lewis. Fauquier; Senator
and Mrs. D. G. Tyler. Mrs. Tringle, Ohio;
Mr. -Morgan Robinson. Mrs. Will am
Jjunlop, Mrs. George A. Lyons. Miss
Rowland. Mrs. D. P. Halsey. Mrs. _>?_nni.
D. Werth, Judge E. C. Minor, Mr. ?M. M.
McAllister, Warm Springs.
Yesterday a most enjoyable musicale
was ihe feature of the afternoon at the
Woman's Club, with a very appropriate
Mrs. George XV. Stevens was chairman.
Owing to a sudden indisposition, Miss.
Nye was unable to Hie present, but hap?
pily Miss Blanche Ruekert came to the
rescue and sang with great dramatic
power and finish "O Mio Fernando." and
Kevin's "And "fwas April." Miss Diggs,
has a. rich, full and sympathetic voice
ami delighted all with Shubert's "Sere
. nade" and, "The Rosary" (Nevin).
Miss Diggs was" accompanied by Miss.
Stoekduie and Miss liueckert by Mr.
Jacob Reinhardt. Miss Norton with
: great expression and feeling rendered,
"Liebe" (liSleiiberg), "Fantasie Im?
After the music tea and refreshments
were served by Mrs. William Adams and
! Miss Mary Barksdale.'
Among the visitors present were. Misses
1 Helen Moore and Flora Stewart, of
I Wytheville; Mrs. M. L. McCue, Albe
' marie; Miss Norson, Warrenton, Va.;
Mrs. S. M. Taylor, Lynchburg, Va.; Mr.
, E. Baker, New York; ?Miss Elizabeth
; Price. Sirs. D. P. Halsey, of Washington,
D. ?. ; Miss Barbara Kean, Louisa bounty;
Mrs. John Pinner, Suffolk; Miss Mary
Whittle, Chatham, Va.; Miss .Margaret
i Leake, Goochland; Miss Elise Warren,
: West?n, W., Va.; Mrs. Edward Cohen,
| Washington, D. C: Mrs. IL I. Gendner,
? East Greenwich, R. I.; Miss Field;
I Providence, It- L; Miss Mitkiewitz. Baiti;
; more, Md.: Mrs. A. G. Hancock, Georgia;
! M'iss Lydia Baldwin, New Jersey.
Miss Maria Williams gave an elegant.
dinner on Saturday evening in honor of
! her guest. Mrs. Lucy Forry, of York,
I Pa. The table was beautifully decorated
in American Beauties. Those present
were, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Williams,
Misses Maria Williams, Lucy Forry,
I Evelyn Gordon, Sue Taylor, Sallie Rand
j olph, Maud Stokes and 'Messrs. Carl Nolt
' ing, Ennion and Randolph Williams.. Dr.
| Buckner Randolph, Jonathan Bryan, and
! Paul Pettit..
? ' *~
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred von Nicklsh
! Rosenegk will celebrate the twenty-fifth
i anniversary of their marriage Friday
I evening, February 16th, from 7 to 9
Mr. William F. ?Round will, this after?
noon ? at 5 o'clock, deliver a lecture on
"Prison Reform" at the Woman's Club.
Dr. Round is the corresponding secretary
of the Nenv York Prison Association, and
! an interesting talk is anticipated.
M'iss Lucy Gibson has returned from a
I visit to her cousins in Petersburg.
Mrs. H. L. Pelouze and Miss Jennie
j Pelouze leave to-day for New York, where
i they will spend a few weeks and then sail
i for the Bermudas, to remain 'till May.
I Mrs. Fielding Lewis Taylor, of Glouees
l ter, is visiting friends in the city. ?
1 Hon. Thcn-.s H. Edwards ar.d faml'y
! are in the city, to remain until th? Legis?
lature adjourns. Air. Edwards is con?
fined to his bed on account of sickness.
Mrs. J. Walter Boswell has returned to
her home, in Southwest Virginia, after
spending several^ weeks in the city with
Miss Gussie McGuIre returned to Sa?
vannah with her sister. Mrs. Wlliara law
Mrs. John C. Blair, of Witheville, will
this week^ be the guest of Mrs. James
Keith. ' :.
Mies,. Virginia SL Clair, of Wytheville,
is visuin?. Telations in the city.
?Mrs. Henry Black has returned from
Baltimore, where she visited relatives.
Mr. Robert M. Hughes, of (Norfolk,
^???I Ifture on "Love Matti???.<n in V
Olden Tinte."" on Friday, fab. ft, ttt 8:30
o'clock, at the Y. M. C. A. r
' Tb? lecture will be' under the auspices
of the A IP. V. A-, and Hmts win _? *o
They Want the R.1 F. and P. Railroad
ESCAPEE WHILE OTHERS ATE.
Infant Dies From Suffocation?Fune?
ral of Sir. J. W. Campbell?Meet in;:
of Fire Commissioners?Other
News From the South SKlc.,.
Manchester Bureau. Richmond Times,
U12 Hull Street, Beattie Block.
A meeting of the Business Men's As
sociation was held last evening in th-ir
newly .fitted chamber. The session was
largely attended. After the reports of
tiie several committees, new busir.ss was
The first business before the boiy was
the reading of a resolution by Mr. Au?
gustine Royall, heartily endorsing and
petitioning the granting of a charte"
to the AVashington and Richmond Air
Line. After short speeches by several
of the members, the resolutions were
adopted without a dissenting -*>te. The
association, as a body, will request their
representatives, Hon. Phil V. CogbUI,
Hon. D. L?. Toney and Hon. W. W.
Baker, to do all in their power toward!?
the granting of the charter, which allows
the paralleling of the Richmond. Freder?
icksburg and Potomac to AVashington.
The following committee upon the above
resolution was appointed: Messrs. Au?
gustine Royall, George E. Gary, D. L.
PulHam, H. C. Eeattie and S. It. Owens.
The following new members were
taken in: Me-ssrs. D. D. Harrison, Dr. T.
Loving, T. E. Crenshaw. W. T. Gilliam
and' ?.'bario*- Whitlock.
The Board of Fire Commissions held
a regular meeting last night In the Coun?
cil Chamber. Captain O'Brien presided
o\*er the meeting. Only routine busi?
ness was transacted.
LEFT BEFOltB B1!EAKF.\ST.
Jim Mosby, the little black negro who
has been confined in the city jail fcr the
last, month or more, that he might cer?
tainly be present at the trial of the negro,
Wingfield Nevelle, against whom he is
thought to know something. Jumped the
jail yesterday morning, ?us breakfast was
being served, and they haven't seen him
since. Mr. Frank Fitzgerald had opened
ihe jail,and Mosby, seeing his chance, left.
No trace of the negro lias been gott?n. isv-v
eljr? seems to be a Jonah to the Manches?
ter authorities. For the last four months
they have been trying to try him for
breaking Into the cars on the Coast Line
yards. Just a few days ago, he was
brought back from North Carolina and
the trial set for this week, but now the
chief witness is gone, so the process of
the law may be again delayed.
The Infont child of D. D. Kierson died
Sunday morning at the home of its
parents. No. 20 Stockton street. The child
was In good health, and' apparently well,
when the mother left it lying on the bed
In one room and stepped Into the next for
a few minutes. On returning, the child
was found dead. Dr. Brodnax, as coro?
ner, W! summoned, but deemed it un?
necessary to hold an inquest. He pro?
nounced the cause of the death "accident?
al suffocation. The burial was made yes?
terday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Maury
The remains of J. W. Campbell, whose
death occurred Saturday, at Williarr.s
burg, were brought to Manchester Sunday
morning at 11 oVlock. They were
taken to the undertaking parlors of B.
H. Morrissett & Son. where they were
prepared for burial, and later taken to his
former homo, No. 1407 Sommes avenue.
Mr; Campbell leaves a widow and five
children. His deith came not as a sur?
prise, as he had been in failing health
for some months. The funeral was con?
ducted at tihe house yesterday afternoon
at 4:20 o'clock by Rev. J. A. Sullivan,
after which burial was made at ?Maury
TROUBLE ON STREET-CAI!.
A lively fight occurred on the Free
Bridge inst Saturday night between sev?
eral negroes, the? conductor of the car and
several passengers, who took a hand. The
negroes refused to pay their fare, and so
the trouble started.
Fortunate?y. no one was seriously hurt.
NEGRO CRAP GAME.
Tom Wiili'i.ns. Ri?barr? Slaughter, Ram
Hall, Jim Thomas, Jim Pride, all colored,
were before the Mavor for shooting craps
Saturtlay n:ght. '">-,?? May t made live
siralght paspes fir ?l.0fl co.eh. They paid
their fines and stood aside.
Mr. W. ?. Gibb was out for a short
Mr. Mosby Pulliam. at Johns Hopkins.
continues to improve.
Mr. J. H. Nickols remains quite ill.
"The Musketeers" at the Academy.
High Class Vantivi 11.? at Bijou.
"Herrmann tihe Great" and his company
pieased two audiences at the Academy
of Music yesterday. His sleight ot'ohand
performances were marvelous. "Solaret,"
the pretty little serpentine dancer, exe?
cuted a number of beautiful figures, and
the Four Luciers performed on a num?
ber of musical instruments.
There are a nuiwber of favorites on the
bill at the Bijou this week, among them
Harry C. Stanley and Doris W.'ison, in
a very funny sketch, entitled "Before the
Ball.'" Miss Wilson is a charming young
singer, with the voice of a nightingale,
who has many friends here. They did
not fall to give her the welcoming hand
The neadllners of the bill are Lizzie
Evans and Harry Mills, in a humorous
?Ketch, -Two Girls and One Man," and
the reputation that preceded, them was
Miss Gertrude Haynes, who holds over
from last week, duplicated her hit. The
act, "The.Choir Celestial." is augmented
by a -dozen little choristers, besides Mas?
ter Janlie Byrnes, and Is.one.of the most
artistic acts ever seen at the Bijou.
Perhaps the finest? act on-the bill was
" The Great
'of Tarrant's Effervescent Seltzer
Aperient is.in its power.to relieve
without irritation. It cleanses and
* refreshes the stomach and bowels,
removes gouty and rheumatic
poisons from the blood.and allays
feverish conditions in a wonder?
ful manner. ?..?
TARRANT 4 CO., Cb-mil*t?, New York.
Atdrm-argistSj5oc.a*?$'<>aS . .4.I
Why hesitate if you are suffering from any of
the following troubles?
THEY POSITIVELY CURE
OUR PAIN PLASTERS GIVE INSTANT RELIEF.
SOVEREIGN TONIC FOR MEN. SOVEREIGN TONIC FOR WOMEN.
_! SEE "HOME TREASURE." !
Tested by the people, they stand upon the Solid Rock o? Public Confitele?.
For sale by all Druggists and Medicine Dealers.
Send forour "HOME TREASURE," a book filled
with valuable information and household receipts
,~~ Sent FREE to any address.
SOVEREIGN ??????? CO., ?_i__S_.?A
ti?.' of Hall and Staley, the twentieth
century -burglars. It w.i_ uproarica?sly
funny all through. Others who were well
received wore the AUhea Twins, Itice and
Elmer, and Mageley and Carlisle, making
all together a most diversified b 11.
Miss Maud Odell is a girl of the South?
a South Carolinian. This sason she is
creating a sensation with her perform?
ance of Mi-adI, with James O'NTill in "The
Musiketee.-s." She is an admirable type
of the girl of the South. She is very tail
and very dark, and lier hair is dark
?brown, and her eyes are black. She
strikes one as being possessed of tre?
mendous vitality. She possesses a par:ieu
lar fondness for swimming, and on sev?
eral occasions has been able to save other
people from drowning. Off the stage she
is very trank, unaffected and natural.
"The -Musketeers" will be the attraction
at the Academy of Music to-night.
I'lisseil Ji Dorolici.
XEW ORLEANS, Feb. ..?The British
steamer Eddie, from Spezzia, Italy, re?
ports, on January _3th; in latitude _4.0.*j
north, longitude 71.im; west, she passed a
derelict with decks awash. Stumps of
fore and main masts were standing. Tho
wreck was in the tracks of vessels bound
through Providence channel.
Mrs. Caroline M; Talbott.
The death of Mrs. Caroline Moore Ta?
bott. the beloved wife o? the late Charles
Talbott, occurred-Sunday at -1:1.". A. M.
She was in her eighty-eighth year, and
had been a resident of the city for nearly
three-fourths of a century.
-Mrs. Talbott was'a woman of rare and
noble traits of character?gentle, modest,
strong, and true. She will be sadly
mi.ssed, not only in her home, where she
so graciously extended hospitality and
kindness to all, but throughout this
whole community, for her charities which
were known to many. She did good In
that .ulet way which portrayed' the love?
ly Christian life she so beautlf?l?y
Mrs. Talbott was a Miss Benson, of
Somerset county. Md. H?r surviving
children, all prominent in Richmond, are
Messrs. Challes H. Talbott. Allen Tal?
bott, William H. Talbott. Mrs. Harriet
J. Williams. Mrs. Alexander XV. Archer,
and Mrs. M. A. Armistead. She also
leaves many grandchildren. Mrs. Tal?
bott was a member of Centenary Meth?
Th?? funerai took place at _:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon from the residence,
No. 12 east Franklin street, and the inter?
ment was made in the family section in
William C. Dlniniock.
News has been received here of the
death of Mr. William C. Dimmock at
Johns Hopkins ..ospitai, in Baltimore,
Mr. Dimmock was the brother of Cap?
tain M. J. Dimmock, of this city, and
resided in Newport News.
Mi?-. liai ris ? Ctiperto'iV.
STAUNTON. VA.. Feb. 5?SpeciaL-?lre.
Harriet Caperton died Sunday evening at
the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mas
sie Warwick. .. She had been 111 for some
time with heart trouble. Mrs. Capertr.n
was born sixty-four years ago hi Lynch?
burg. In early life she married Dr.
George H. Caperton and lived for many
years at Fire Creek, AV. Va. The in?
terment will take place at Union, W. Va.,
to-morrow. Mrs. Caperton is survived
by four children, Mrs. Warwick, Mrs.
AVailes, of Nelson county, and "Harry
and Gaston Caperton, of Fire Creek, and
many near relations in Richmond and
WOODSTOCK, VA., Feb. 5.?Special.?
?Mr. William Laughlin, aged about sev?
enty years, dropped dead at his home
?here -last nigltt at 7:30 o'clock. Mr.
Lciuglin was an experienced sad'er, and
worked In this place for many years.
He leaves a widow and seven children.
Dr. -?aun?.- M. l?iunto.i..
STODDERT. ?'?., Feb. 5.?Special.?Dr.
James M. Bianton died at his home near
Farmville this morning, aged seventy
three years. He was stricken with pa
? ralysis Friday evening, while attending
a -patient, was brought home the next
morning, where he lingered until 7 o'clock
to-day. He passed away quietly, sur?
rounded by all the members of the
He leaves a widow and five children to
mourn their loss, and a host of friends,
not only in the community, but through?
out the State, who will grieve to learn
that his eminently useful life has come
to a close.
Dr. Bianton was for years master of
the State Grange, and was editor of the
Virginia Granger, and also of the Ports?
mouth Daily- Times. He served one term
as Commissioner of Agriculture. In which
capacity he rendered invaluable service
to the farmers of the State.
He was eminent in his profession, and
will be sorely missed by those who had
grown dependent upon his presence, .lym
pathy and assistance in the sick room.
He -was the oldest member ol" the elder?
ship of tho Cumberland Presbyieri.n
church, and the loss of hl3' wise counsel
and deep Interest in the -work of the
church 1s felt as a great blow.
His burial will take place at (his home
Tuesday at 11 o'clock A. M.
Mrs. Mary Lyons Hutrer.
LYNCHBURG." VA., February 5.?Spe
elal.?Mns. Mary Powers Lyons Hutter,
wife of the late Captain ^Ferdinand C.
Hutter. died at her home here yester?
day aftr a fingering illness, aged sixty
years. Mrs. Hutter. was a daughter of
Hon. Jarues Lyons, of? Richmond, and
resided' in that city for many years.
After her marriage- in the early sixties,
she lived at "Egloe.'?' in Campbell county,
until 1S78. when she became a resident
of -Lynchburg.-She is survived by four
children?Mr. Jaimes Lyons Hutter, of
Paducah, ??.: William ?. Hutter. of
Mississippi; Mrs. Hubert P. Watts, of
West Virginia, and Miss Mary L. Hutter,
of this city.:
Mrs. Hutter was a woman of beautlfu?
character, . and wa?_ loved by all who
knew" hw. For a number of yearn she
,Jwl been a devoted member of St. Paul'*
Wri.f'co??i.l church. ?
The r_ne._i-07vl.t_ will take place at
3:99 o'clock to-mornrow aXternoon. . ?
??>. ? i_?i_etii W. LoltT_-i_l..
JjmCBJ3rjaa? YA,;->?_? ;J?_-ep*d_L?
lira, 'tfjUtrYft* ^WJlUm? ~
of the late Colonel Augustin Leftwich.
died last night at her home, in this city,
after a brief Illness, aged eighty-seven
yturs. She was born in Camelen. S. C.
and at the age of eighteen came as a bride
to this city, where she. passed the rest
of her long life.
She is survived bv six children?Mr. L.
<_.arke Leftwich and Mrs. AVilliam King,
of Lynchburg; Mr. Alexander Tomkitis
Leftwich and Mrs. T. H. Wingfield. of
Baltimore; Mr. Alexander Hamilton Left?
wich, of Gretyisboro, N. C. and Mrs. A.
i.. Humes, of Knoxville, Tenn.
PETERSBURG. ArA.. Feb. 5.?Special.?
The funeral .of Churles Brown, wh.o died
at midnight Saturday, took place this
afternoon from Grace Episcopal church.
_?r. Brown was born in Scotland sev
enty years ago. He came to Petersburg
when a young man. ano had conduct?**!
a wholesale und retail bakery business
since that time. He was a member of
several benevolent orders ani? a vestry?
man in Grace church.
A wiuow and six children survive him.
One of his sens. Dr. D. M. Brown. Is
superintendent of the Petersburg publia
JOHNSON.?Died at the A'irginia Hospi?
tal. Richmond". A'a?, Sunday. Feb. 4, lSOO.
at 1 A. M.. FRANK AVHEATLEV
JOHNSON. son of B. F. and Blanche
AA'ynne Johnson, aged three years, one
month and eighteen days.
Buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Sunday
afternoon at 5 o'clock.
IA'BRPOOL AND LONDON AND GLOBE INSURANCE COMPANY.
ANNUAL STATE.AIDNT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECE.AIBER 31. ISM. OF
THE CONDITION AND AFFAIRS OP THE LIVERPOOL -AND LONDON
AND GLOBE INSURANCE COMPANY. OF LIVERPOOL. ORGANIZED
UNDER THE LAWS OF ENGLAND, MADE TO THE AUDITOR OF PUBLIC
ACCOUNTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. IN PURSUANCE
TO THE LAWS OF VIRGINIA.
HENRY Vf. EATON. Resident Manager.
GEORGE \V. HOYT, Deputy Manager.
Principal Office in United States. In New York City.
Principal Agent in A'irginia. DAVENPORT & CO.; Residence. Richmond.
Organized' or incorporated, 1S36: Commenced business in United States. 1S4S.
Value of real estate owned by the company.31.So5.730 DC
Loans on mortgage (duly recorded and being the first liens on the
fee simple) upon which not more than one year's interest is due_3.307,350 00
Loans on mortgage Uirst liens) upon, which more than one year's in?
terest is due.*. 44.0SS40
Interest due on all said mortgage loans, $7,094.00; Interest accrued there?
ATaltie of lands mortgaged', exclusive of buildings and \
perishable improvements.S3.1C?.200 OO
Value of buildings, mortgaged.3,169.653 00
Total value of said mortgaged premises ("carried in?
BONDS AND STOCKS OWNED ABSO?
LUTELY BY THE COMPANY.
, Par A'alue. Market Value-.
Unite*? State bonds.$l,72T,0CO 00 $2;320,656 "3
New York City bonds. 125.00000 133.281*5".
City of Richmond (A'a.) bonds. 5,00000' , ti.s?O 0O
City of Boston (Mass.) bonds. 18O.G0OC0 203.06000
Beenaiilio County bonos. N~w. Mexico_ 5.000 00 5.100 OO
Socorro County bonds, New Mexico. 5,coo OO 5,100 00
Total par and madket value (car?
ried out as market value).$2.017,CC0 00 $2,673,6.77 50 52,-773,637 50
Cash In company's principal of?ce. 1.37? 75
Cash belonging to the company deposited in bunk. 677,007 23
Gross premiums (as written In the policies) in course of collection.
not more than three months due. 853.595 31
All other property belonging to the company, viz.:
Rents due and' accrued.S1O.O00-0O
Life policy loan. I.40O0O
Miscellaneous. l.yf-i) S3
The gross amount of the assets of the company.$''.-i2M5S 13
Deduct agents' credit balances, '3189.43; miscellaneous, $?*-10.?>5. Total
deductions.?.?- s-3 84
Aggregato amount of all assets of the company, stated at their ?c- ,,_??.?
tual value.$9,42.,-,2.S .9
Gross losses in process of adjustment, or in suspense, in- ' _
' eluding all reported and supposed losses.$ 6?0,366 S3.
Losses resisted, including interest,? costs and other expenses
thereon.?. 30.400 C>)
Total gross amount of claims for losses..$ 70?.?? S3
Deduct reinsurance thereon. ??3.5-d ? . __
Net amount of unpaid losses.L.'?.??.-* muoySM oS
Gross premiums received and receivable upon all '''^-ex?
pired tire risks, running one year or !e*J3 from date of
policy, including interest 'premiums on perpetual fire
risks. $3.l22.yflS.Sl; unearned' premiums (fifty per cent.)....$1,711.499 40
Gross premiums received and receivable upon all unex
pired fire risks running more than one year troin date
of policy. $:*,673,5IS.09; unearned premiums (pro rata).. .. 1,821.460 11
Total unearned -preumiums as computed al>ove (carried ?..??.?,?
outl.- 3,u32?3a3 SI
Amount reelaimable by the insured on perpetual tire Insurance poli?
cies being 95 per cent of the premium or d'epo-at reeeivtd. 323.111 23
Net premium reserve and all other liabilities, except capital, under
the Hie insurance or any other special department. 90.039 07
All other demands against the company, at>solute and contingent. <hie
and to become due. admitted and contested, viz.: commi.saions.
brokerage and other charges due and to tet?me due to agents and
brokers, on premiums paid and in course of collection, $I2..13I.M;
return premiums. $53,000.00; reinsurance, $72.??.?.; contingent,
$20.000.00.?. 274.519 91
Total amount of all liabilities, except capital stock and net surplus. $4.776.050 ft)
Surplus beyond capital and all other liabilities. 4.601,277 63
Aggregate amount of all liabilities, Including paid-up capital stock
and net surplus.?.. $9,42>.32S 23
RECEIPTS DURING THE YEAR.
Gross premiums and bills unpaid at close of last year. .5 851.754 7S
Deduct ?--mount of same not collected. 2.214 3S
Net collected..?.? SM-.510-33
Gross premiums on risks written and renewed during tne ?
year .ff.13T.342 .1*
Deduct gross premiums and bills in course of collection at
this date.:. _SftL*f'i^
Entire premiums collected' during tho year.$6,132.407 23
B*-diH*t reinsurance, rebate, abatement ami return premiums. I,41'.tri7 01
Net cash actually received, for premiums (carried out).- S4.717.4-IO 28
Received for interest on mortgages. . 133,644 68
Received? for interest and" dividends on stocks and bonds, collateral
lo*?ns. and from all other sources. 5S.534 0*
Income received from all other sources, viz.: _
Rents. 34.162 07
Miscellaneous. 250 00
Deposit premiums (less 5 per cent.) received for- perpetual risks
(carried inside), $11,462.-53.
Aggregate amount of receipts actually received during the year in
cash . $5.047.06100
DISBURSEMENTS DURING THE YEAR.
Gross amount actually paid for losses (including. S3I8.0S7.53.
losses occurring? in--previous years).$3.841.312 76
Deduct all amounts actually received for salvage (wtiether on
Iosse*- .rf the last or of previous years?), $31.634.:?, and
all amounts actually received rar reinsurance in other
oo-TSi-sanies. S?ST. 1.6.59. Total deduction.'- 43S.S60 67
Net amount paid during the year for losses.- $3.402.452 09
Paid for commission or brokerage. S26.??6 51
Paid for salaries, fees, and other charges o? officer?, c'erks agents.
and all other, employes. -. 327.223 31
Paid' for State and local taxes In this and other States. 176.170 S3
All other payments and expenditures. . . 335.313 03
Amount of deposit premium returned during the year on perpetual
fire risk (carried inside), $3.047.61.
Aggregate amount of actual disbursements during the year. In
cash.. ......?...:.. y.T... $3,0*7^*0 "ja .
BUSINESS IN THE ST.VTE OF VIRGINIA DURING THE YEAR.
Risks written. .-.?-.-'.SS.?tU.'iS; 00?
Premiums received (gross).?.. 9t.9S3 58
Losses ipald".?.?.,.t... -54.f*>-* 52
Losses incurred. .?....;.... .-....;.f 61.2475?
H. W. EATON.. Res Went Manager.
GEO. AV. HOYT", Deputy Manager.
State of New*YoTk.
? Seal of j City of New York?ss-:?
Commissioner I Sworn to? January 25? 1300, before
?- ? 1 EDWIN F. COREY. Co-amis ?"oner.
DAVENPORTk CO., feilte,
JU3 East Main Street