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A PRETTY FIGHT IT WILL BE
FOR THE ATTORNEY-GENERALSHIP
Judge William Hodges Mann and Senator John I/. Jeffrie?,
the Two Electdrs-at-Large, Are Avowed Candidates.
Five Gentlemen in the Race for the Governorship.
JUDGE WM. HOPGES "-ANN.
The contea for the Democratic nomina?
tion for Attorney-General promises to be
one of the (most interesting ever witness?
ed in "Virginia.
There are but two avowed candidates
find they are State Senator John L. Jef?
frie's, <jf Culpeper, and Judge William
Tlodg-es Mann, of Nottoway. Both of them
have been nominated for electors-at-large
on the Democratic ticket.
They will canvass the State next fall.
Both are members of the S:ate Senate and
they are -warm personal friends. Judge
?Mann is one of the most popular Demo?
crats in the Fourth DistricL He has
fought the battles of his party in season
ana out of season. He can gel any' of?
fice from bis people that he might aspire
to. The iFourth Dis-triet'Democrats think
he is one of the grandest men that ever
lived. And to tell the truth, there are
very many pieople ourtside of the Fourth
District who look upon Judge Mann as a
gentleman fitted in every way ~to till any
office to -which he may be called.
Mr. Jeffries as a younger ???,? than his
"Fourth District competitor. He is now
rounding out his first term in ihr* Ptni??
Senate. He Is a lawyer of acknowledged
ability and, during his short service in tne
Semate has taken high rank. Mr. Jeffries
is ? aran of Su&'cial mind. He is not
what eaaay be termed a powerful stump
speaker. He has shown up to better ad
?vanftage (before a court or a jury -than
?upon the court green. The race between
these gentlemen is going to be a most
interesting one. There will. unquestion?
ably, be others in the field? before The time
for baking the nomination arrives, but
interest "will be for some time, at least,
centered In Mann and Jeffries, who are to
canvass the State for the national ticket.
Everybody who takes any interest in
politics is 'talking about the great contest
(for the Democratic nomination for Gov?
ernor. There are five candidates in the
field, and they are all political hustlers.
?Hon. J. Taylor Ellyson is -what might be
termed "tbe oldest candidate In point of
eervice." -Norie of his opponents have ever
before aspired 'to ?this office. It is a fact,
often commented ui>on, that the Demo?
crats have no? within the last twenty
years nominated for Governor any mnn
?niho has mot been defeated one or 'more
HON. JOHN L. JEFFRIES.
times. John W. Daniel lost the nomina
lion in 1ST?. He -was put up by his party
and defeated by Colonel William E.
Cameron in ISSI. Pitz. Lee had been
twice defeated before he got the nomina?
tion in 1SS5. Phil. W. McK.nney knew
what t-t was to Vie "turned down" before
he became Governor. Colonel Charles T.
O'Fcrrall won when he "came to bat" for
'the' second time, and, Major J. Hoge
Tyler tried three times before he was
able to reach the executive mansion. Mr.
Ellyson is the only person in the race
who has been defeated. If the Democrats
are to pursue th^ir usual course, he will
win. But Mr. Ellyson has strong and
popular opponents. Attorney-General
Montague wants 'to be Governor. Lieu
tenatpt-Governor Echols would like to
administer the affairs of State for four
years. Representative Claude A. Swan
son would prefer l'fe in the executive
mansion to the Washington hotels, and
Colonel R. C. Marshall, as much as he
loves Portsmouth, g-ould not mind spend?
ing four years ore Capitol Hill.
These gentlemen all have their very
warm and active supporters, who are al?
ready at work for them.
It is generally conceded that the con?
vention w-ill be held' in Richmond next
y par. II will be one of the largest Sta'te
conventions ever hold in point of attend?
ance and interest manifested.
Mr. Ellyson has been the State Chair?
man for about ten years. He is one of the
shredwest organizers in the State and lias
always successfully conducted the parry
campalgn.s. Mr. Swanson has served with
distinction in the House of Representatives
and is a member of the important Com?
mittee on Ways and Means. Mr. Echols
served in the House of 'Delegates and
Sia to Senate-before he was made Lieuten?
ant-Governor. He has always, since he
reached manhood, taken an active part
in politics and is now a member of Mr. Elly
son's Executive Committee. He inherited
the larger part of the estate of his father,
the late General Echols, and is regarded
as a man of eons'derable wealth.
Mr. Montague Is a lawyer of ability and
a most attractive speaker. He was district
attorney before being elected Attorney
General. Colonel Marshall is a "dyed-in
?Uic-wool" Democrat. He Is a lawyer of
ability and an orator. When the Republi?
cans controlled the Second District, he was
put up once or twice for Congress and
defeated. No man in the d'scri.'t has
done more, than he to place the Demo?
crats in power. Tie Colonel is Common?
wealth's attorney of Norfolk county. His
district at Norfolk last week unanimously
endorsed Silin for Governor.
HOW DR. TABB
ENDED HIS LIFE
The Savannah Papers Describe the
SOUGHT OUT A SECLUDED SPOT
His Mind Believed to Have Been Un?
balanced as a Result of Mental
Sufferiu_?Story ?G the
TBie Savannah (Ga.) papers print the fol?
lowing account of the death of Dr. Sher
rard K. Tabb, who was so well and favor?
ably known, here:
The body of Dr. Shcrrard Rutherford
Tabb, who has been -missing since Mon?
day, April 30th, was found in the woods
near CBonaventure Cemetery yesterday
morning. The discovery was made by a
negro woodcutter in the employ of Mr.
T. tti. McMillan. The negro notified the
fkep.per of Bonaventure Cemetery of his
(find, and the latter telephoned! _e infor?
mation to Coroner Goette.
Health Officer Brunner and Dr. Rudolph
von Ezdorf. who arrived here from New
Orleans the day before to take charge of
the office left vacant by Dr. Tabb's dlsap
A GOOD COM PLEXION
Depends on Good Digestion.
This is almost an axiom, although usu?
ali?-? we are apt to think that cosmetics,
face-powders, lotions, fancy soaps, etc..
are the secrets for securing a clear com?
plexi?n. But all these axe simply super?
It is ?m?>ossible to have a good com?
plexion unless the digestive organs per?
form, their work properly; unless the
stomach by properly digesting the food
taken into it furnishes an abundance of
?pure blood, a good complexion is impos
This is the reason so many ladles are
using Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, because
they promptly cure any stomach trouble
and they have found out that perfect di?
gestion "means a perfect complexion and
one that does not recuire cosmetics and
powders to enhance its beauty?.
Many ladies diet themselves or deny
themselves many articles of food solely
In order to keep their complexion clear.
When Stuarts Dyspepsia Tablets are used
no such dieting is necessary; take these
tablets and eat all the good wholesome
tfood you want and you need have no fear
of indigestion nor the sallow, dull com?
plexion which nine women out of ten
have, solely because they are suffering
from some form of indigestion.
Bear in mind that beauty proceeds from
good health, good health results from per?
fect digestion, and we have advanced the
b_t argument to induce every man and
?woman to give this splendid remedy a
Stuart'? Dyspepsia Tablet?, can be found
ta dru* stores and coste but 60 cents per
If there is any derangement ?f the
stomach or bowels they will remove it
?nd the resultant effect are, good diges?
t-on. Rood health and a clear, bright co_
pearanee, ?also received the information
shortly after. Coroner Goette left for
?the scene about 11:30 o'clock, and was
soon followed by Drs. Brunri?f and Von
Ezdorf. They.were accompanied by Lieu?
tenant G. B. Maher. of the revenue cutter
service, and ?Treasury Agent M?catee.'who
had been instructed by 'the department to
investigate the missing man's disappear?
?The body was found in the deep woods,
a short distance south of the cemetery,
and notfar from the "shore of the river.
It -will be remembered that the first au?
thentic news received of Dr. Tabb after
tils disappearance was from a negro who
knew him, and' who met him at the Bol
ton-Street Junction shortly before noon
of the day he disappeared. He exchanged
some-words with Dr. Tabb and hiqu'red
where ho was going. Tie Doctor's reply
was -that he was going out into the
woods. It is supposed that he took the
car there and got off at Bonaventurc. The
keeper of the cemetery recalled yesterday
?that he had seen a man who answered Dr.
Tabb's ascription walking through the
cemetery about noon of that day, and
that -when last seen he was going to?
wards Uie gate Of 'the south side of. the
cemetery. A road leads from this gate
down through !he woods. He .probably
followed this road for. a short distance
and then turned off to a large oak tree,
?beneath which the body was found.
He had evidently left the city prepared,
and with the full Intention of putting an
end to his life. A large bottle, labelled
"chloroform," 'was found lying near the
body. Whether this or some other drug
was used is not certain. A bottle of a
poisonous tincture, which had been among
the ?medical stock at the Marine Hospital
office, is missing, and it was the absence
of this bottle which first led Dr. Tabb's
friends to think that he might have com?
mitted suicide. The physicians who saw
the body were doubtful if chloroform had
been used, thought this might easily have
been dono. The dead- man's coat was un?
der his head and the slee.-e was lying
across his face. Coroner Goette's theory
is that after preparing himself for death
he pulled the sleeve across his.face, emp?
tied -the bottle of chloroform -upon him?
self, and then sank into unconsciousness.
It is natural ?to suppose that the sui?
cide was committed on the afternoon of
?the day on which he disappeared The
condition of the body Justified this belief.
The body was easily identified by the ser?
vice uniform trousers, the light gray coat
and vest which he usually wore when not
in uniform, the hat which lay by his side
containing his eyeglasses," and other evi?
dences. There was also a letter in his
pocket addressed to him, but unopened.
It proved to be of no importance, however,
except as an additional means of identifi?
cation. A small pocketknife and ten cents
in cash were found in-one of the pockets.
It was noticed that two small bird's eggs,
probably those of a whippoorwill, were
lying in the hat beside the spectacles. It is
supposed that they were gathered by the
dead man as he pursued his fatal ?ourney
through the -woods.
The spot was an ideal one and not in?
appropriate for the deed, and was evi?
dently selected with a view to seclusion
and a determination to keep the manner
of his death a secret as far as possible.
It is a secluded spot, surrounded by thick
woods, removed from the ways of travel
and seldom visited by any one. The char?
acter of the foliage is much the same as
that of Bonaventure and the moss-covered
branches of the oaks gave ik the same
funeral aspect. Its proximity to the
cemetery may have suggested its peculiar
fltiiMs for the deed.
After satisfactorily identifying tha body
the party left Coroner <3oette in dmrge a?d
return?*d to the city. As it was. plainly a
case of suicide, the coroner decided ' that
it was unnecessary to , hold an inquest.
Last nicht ha removed the boety- te bis W
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and strengthened, gray hairs would be un?
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There if? no remedy in existence that will
restore color to gray hairs ; but the
Hair Grower and Scalp Cleaner, if applied
according to directions contained in each
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until nature compels their appearance.
There are today thousands of American
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faithiul use o? these simple and natural
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dertaking establishment on Broughton
Street and prepared it for shipment.
Dr. Tabb's friends are generally agreed
that his deed was the resuit of dementia
or despondency. He was of a peculiarly
sensitive nature and was subject to fits
of melancholy, and in all probability had
contemplated suicide on previous occa?
sions. He was thoroughly familiar with
the effect of various poisons and some?
times discussed this subject with his
friends, though never conveying the slight?
est idea that he had any" intention of using
his knowledge against himself.
Tormented by--the thought that he had
wasted h"s opportunities and wrecked his
career, that he had made no return for the
love so freely showered upon him by rela?
tives, and abused the confidence of his
friends by incurring obligations to them
which he would be unable to meet, and
fearing that this condition of affairs must
ultimately come to the attention of the
department, with its consequences, he de?
cided to seek in death, an end of all his
troubles. Whether his act was that of a
man rendered morally irresponsible by de?
mentia or fhaji of one who_ liad calmly
canvassed the situation and ^decided that
death held fewer ills in store than life,
will never be known.
The suicide was a member of a leading
Virginia family, and was about thirty years
of age. His father was a colonel in the
Confederate service, and was a second in
one of the celebrated antebellum duels. An
uncle. Rev. Father John Tabb. is a Catho?
lic' priest and is stationed at a college
near Baltimore. Another uncle. Rev. Mr.
Thomas, Is a. retired Episcopalian; mitiistr-r,
nnd resides at St. Augustin?. Both parents
of Dr. Tabi) died while he"was in infancy,
and he was reared by two aunts, who now
reside in Richmond, and who are said to
ha\-e been very much attached to him. He
graduated at the University of Virginia.
? and- there nre several of his fellows at
college who now reside in Savannah. His
unfortunate end is a source of great re?
gret to tb^m.
After taking a course in medicine. Dr.
Tabb was appointed an assistant surgeon
of the Marine Hospital Service April 1. 1S.?C.
Ho was th;-> third on the list of assistant
surgeons and is said to have been fust on
the list for promotion. At the expiration
of his first five-year period. April 1st next,
he would have been eliarlble to stand his
examination for promotion to passed as?
sistant surgeon. f-*o far as known his
rpcord in the service was good. He was
first stationed at Savannah in the spring
of 1S9S. when he assisted in the work of
receiving and disinfecting the returning
troops, remaining hefe months. After a
short tour of duty elsewhere he was re?
turned here, and continued in charge of
his office until his dismpearnnce April 30th\
Although not generally known, he had
made a number of warm friends and was
e?nerally well liked by those who knew '
FOR THE FOURTH T1IVIE
Cnmiiany ?, Richmond Grays, Miis
tcioil Into StvIcp.
The many friends of Company A. Rich?
mond Grays, which enjoys the distinction
for distinguished services on the battle
Held in three wars, will be glad to know
that the company was mu-tered into ser?
vice for the fourth time Friday evening
by Acting Assistant Adjutant-General
W. W. Barrow.
The following is the roster of officers
and men: ,
Captain?C. A. Crawford.
First Lieutenant?Charles O. Saviile.
?Second Lieutenant?James E. Cherry.
First Sergeant?L. M. Bendali.
Second Sergeant?Henry G. Dickerson.
Third Sergeant?Joseph ?". Cherry.
Fourth Sergeant?John W. Curie.
Fifth '.Sergeant?Joseph Conway.
Quartermaster-Sergeant?C. A. Thomas.
First Corporal?J. W. Roberts.
Second Corporal?H. L. Jenkins.
Third Corporal?A. M. Estes. I
Fourth Corporal?G. F. Aeree.
Fifth Corporal?A. L. Simpson.
Sixth Corporal?C. J. Bryant.
Seventh Corporal?W. J. Hawkins.
Musicians?George Moseley, M. K. Cole?
man. ' *!*; .
Privates?a_ H. Abrams, W. L. An?
drews, L. Ashworth, J. A. Baker, W. F.
Baker, Ii. Bernstein, George Burgers, T.
C. Bottoms, James M. Byron, O. G.
Carter, J. W. Clary, J. R. Clary, _. M.
Clark, W. A. Cole.man, C. Crearey, C.
L. Dowden, R.. E. "Farmer, C. B. Fair
lamb, W. ,D. Ford', Charles P. Ford,
M. B. Fulchcr, J. E. Garrisoji. J. B.
Graves, Frank Haden, F. B. Hibbard,
L. A. Hobson, ?. H. Hubbard, L. ?.
Jones, L, F. Jones, C. E. Johnson, ?.
Lazarone, G.. W. La\-ender, H. V. Devi
son, J. T. Mallory, F. J. Merrlck, Jr.,
W. D. Marrow, C. J. Mitchell, L?" C.
Minor, V. McNeil, A. F. Newman, M.
J-?. Newman, George F. Nu;|2nL. 'Charles
Reynolds, W. B. Robelin, H. A. Robert
son, Joe Rose, F. A. Rodgers, Emil
Schultz, Charles Shelley, L. B. Smith,
John A. Steis, James Tinsley, W. W.
Thorton, S. S. Tyrce, C. E. Vaughan,
James E. Vaughan, J. P.. Valentine,
Cyrus O. Wash, Thomas R. Wall, E. S.
Walker, J. N. Watkins, J. C. Weckert,
C. Wiltshire. J. A. Weinstein, ?. A. Bur?
russ, Lonnie D. Cherry, M. J. Kendall,
H. D. Goode, C. B. Haden.
The total was eighty-five enlisted merv
Sixty-seven were present and answered
to roll call. As the enlistment papers
and muster roll "were made up, very
little delay was experienced, the work
consuming only thirty minutes, the short,
est time yet required'.? The. personnel
and morale of the company compares
most favorably with any in the service.
Among the prominent and interested
members of the Grays' Association pres?
ent were Captain E. Desli? Spence, Lieu?
tenants E. C. Garrison and Jeter, Ser?
geant Romstetter and many others.
Great credit is due the indefatigable
efforts of Captain Crawford for the
gratifying success, notwithstanding the
most discouraging obstacles which had
to be overcome. >,
HOW IS IT WITH YOU ??DO YOU
MASTICATE YOUR FOOD THOR?
A little attention to this matter is -well
rewarded. Eating, just for the sake of it,
will cut life short by many a year. Eat to
live. "Look well to digestion. If your
stomach is "weak and unable to properly
care for the food eaten, the use of Tyner's
Dyspepsia Remedy will work wonders. It
benefits from the first dose. A positive
cure for every (form of indigestion. Price,
I G? cents per bottle.' For sale by all drug?
gist?, j -L___
TRAFFIC A BIG
Brief History of. the Way
in Which It Has Been
Built.Up to 40.000:
Trunks a Year.
O A HEAVY LOAD.
To give a history of the transfer busi?
ness in Richmond since the war is to
sketch the history of Major A. W. Garber,
who started the first baggage and passen?
ger express in Richmond after the war
closed. Indeed, Major Garber had been in
the transfer business before he came to
Richmond. He had been transferring can?
nons from one place to another in- trying
to drive the enemy from Virginia's soil.
He was a captain of artillery. After Lee's
surrender Major Garber took an artillery,
mule, to which he was entitled, and came
home. He sold the mule for $185 in silver,
and that was his capital in business. How?
ever, he formed an association with Col.
M. G. Harmon, of liockbridge, and Col.
Harmon set him up in Richmond as man?
ager of Garbcr's Passenger and Baggage
Major Garber came here on August 25,
1S65. At that time the Frederieksburg road
had its depot at Eighth' and Broad, the
trains running to that point and no fur?
ther. Garber's Passenger and Baggage
Express conveyed the passengers and bag?
gage of the road from the Broad-Street
depot across King's Bridge to Manchester,
where connection was made with the road
to Petersburg and the South. Sometimes
the trains from the North were late, and.
missing connection, the passengers would
have to stop over in Richmond.
DISTRIBUTED THE GUESTS.
It was then Major Garber's privilege to
haul them to some Richmond hotel for
accommodation. He says that he first be?
gan to take them to the old Powhatan
House, on Broad Street, but there was
complaint from the other hotels, and finally
it was agreed that he would give each
city hotel a week's business by turn. It
is easy to see that as long as this condi?
tion continued the baggage and express
business in Richmond was very profitable.
But all good things come to an end. and in
IS70 the connection track was built down
to the Byrd-Street depot, and Garber's
Passenger and Baggage Express was with?
out an occupation. But in the mean time
Richmond had grown and prospered, and
there was still profit in moving passenger?
and baggage in the city. The business grew
to be so large that In lS92 the Richmond
Transfer Company was organized, with
Major Garber-as president. That company
is still an institution in Richmond, but
Major Garber withdrew some time ago
and went into the transfer business on his
own account. _
THE TRANSFER MEN.
In connection with the transfer business
the Richmond Transfer Company has also
acted as ticket agent for a number of rail?
roads. Captain J. C. Dame, now of the
Chesapeake and Ohio, sold tickets for the
company for a number of years, and was
succeeded by Mr. T. S. Armistead. Mr.
Arinlstead was succeeded by Mr. Charles
Lorraine, and Mr. Lorraine by Mr. W. T.
Darden. who now holds, the .position.
Mr. W: M. Prentlss was for many years
solicitor of baggage for the Richmond
Transfer Company, and is now with
Major Garber. Mr. Albert Granger is an?
other well-known solicitor, and is now with
the Richmond Transfer Company. Other
names familiar in this connection are H. C.
Harmon and J. M. Maynes.
The handling of trunks in Richmond is a
big business, and it is roughly estimated
that ? at least 40.CC0 trunks a year are
transferred to and from the depots.
"Ben II ur."
NEW YORK, May 12.?The play, "Ben
Hur." which created such a great sensa?
tion here, /will be discontinued at the
Broadway Theatre to-night. It is one of
the greatest plays ever presented.
The receipts up to date amount to nearly
$500,000, of which the largest share will go
to the producers, the next largest to the
lessee of the Broadway Theatre, and the
remainder to General Lew Wallace and
the publishers of the novel.
SOUTH BEND, IND., May 12.?An ex?
hibition given by the amateur photograph-,
ers of Northern Indiana, under .the. auspices
of the South Bend Tribune, opened here to?
day, and will continue until the 10th. All
kinds of photographic work, from a single
portrait to a vast landscape, are being
shown. The pictures have been limited
strictly to those taken and developed by
"Way Down East" Ends.
NEW YORK. May 12.?"Way Down
East" will end its long run at the Acad?
emy of Music here to-night. It will open In
Chicago on August 19th, and will return
to th Academy next season. This play far
outclassed any other given at the Academy
in years. The attendance was tremendous,
and the production realized close to $300,
Sr. Louis Strike.
ST. LOTUS, MO., May 12.?Every street?
car line in this city is affected by the
great strike, which was declared five
days ago. The suburban lines are run?
ning as usual. Both sides remain firm,
the strikers refusing to recede one iota
from their demands, and -their employers
declining to accede to them.
FOR TRADE BETTERMENT
Paint and Oil Men of Richmond Have
The meeting of the principal firms en- '
gaged in the paint and oil business was
held at the office of the Worthington Com?
pany last night, and a paint and oil club
was organized, the object of which is the
betterment of local trade conditions and
the Improvement of Richmond as a mar?
ket in ttiis l?he. It will be affiliated with
the National Paint, Oil and Varnish Asso?
ciation, and is on similar Unes to those
existing in all the large cities of the
The following are the officers: President,
John B. Purcell; "Vice-President, H. S.
Blnswanger; Secretary, R. C. Worthington;
Treasurer, John F. Tanner.
?Misses Ellen and Susie Danner, of
Staun ton, are visiting their brother, Mr.
Frank ,W. Dannar, at_No. 3 .West-C?xjr
Street. ,. J, .LXuj..?_: ZL?^:-."?" ^
BOOKER WASHINGTON PRAISES PER?N?.
Booker T. Washington, the famous
educator, founder of Tuskegee Institute,
Alabama, has done more than any col?
ored man now living for the advance?
ment of his race in this country.
TUSKEGEE; ALABAMA, A MONUMENT TO BOOKER WASHINGTON'S ENERGY.
The Peruna Medicine Company, Columbus, 0.*
Gentlemen,?"Your remarkable remedy, Peruna, is certainly unexcelled
as a tonic. I have used one bottle and can truthfully say that! have never
taken any medicine that has improved me as much as Peruna. Peruna has
my hearty commendation asa catarrhal tonic and a certain cure for catarrh.
What this noted man says must inspire faith. President McKinley said of him in an address at Tuskegee: "He (Booke'
Waslrngton) has won a worthy reputation as one of the great leaders of his race, widely known and much respecied at home
and abroad as an accomplished educator, a great orator and a true philanthropist."
What is a Tonic?
A ton:c is any remedy that invigorates
tiie nervous system. A weakened nerve
either needs more rest or more nutrltron.
A true tonic accomplishes both these ends.
It procures more rest by removing all
irritation, and it increases nutrition by
regulating the digestive organs. Thle is
why Peruna is to be classed as a tonic.
"Why -is nervousness more frequent in
the spring? "Why do the people feel lan?
guid. tir&J and depressed as hot weather
approaches'? Because the invigomton of
winter weather has* ?"ted as a ?.timuius
to the nervous system. In spring this :s
gradually removed. It puts? a severe
strain on the human system to adjust it?
self to the climatic change from -winter
to summer. .Many diseases are acquired
at this season of the year. Peruna is in?
dispensable to tide the nervous? system
over this imusiial strain. Ko one should
neglect to take a short course of P?rima,
during the spring. It will fortify tho
system against Che depressing influenc&s
of hot weather. Buy a bottle to-day and
Mrs. Hannah Und, 'No. 31?2 East Long
Street. Columbus, O., writes: "For years
I suffered with
nervo u s ? e ?* s
especially 1 ?
Hie months o?
early su m
m e r . Two
years ago last
spring I was
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time, w a, s
to Uck .?he energy
headache, and seemed
"Through a friend I was advised to try
Peruna. Although I am not :n the habit
of taking patent medicines I bought a bot?
tle, and before I had used it a week I be
gan to feel ever so much better. After I
had used two bottles I was up arul help?
ing with my housework for the iirst time
"Ever since that time ? have kept Pfruna
on hand and use it as regular as the
spring-time comes, and find that H apts
my system into exactly the right shap? to
stand the warm summer weather. I sure?
ly recommend it as a spring tonic of the
highest type. I don't think I could gel
along without Perun ?."
Winter Leaves its Effjc.s,
Tiie climate o? winter i a ? ?? ? '. ? -d more
or le.-s eatarrhal irri ? irions
raucous :.;? ::ib.?.. ? ? ; Tills
unfits a pei son Toi urore.
Peruna str '?.? it the ? ' - ;ondl
??? by prod ? -.....? ... ? . lealthy
mure-?- .;? ? ;? - ? -? r
i-d-js: ?ss and ta? s te l. b 5 t?e
mucous membranes . : >- wily.
Clean nxocous a ? mbra . .?:.-_ I sleep
possible, m irm il d ^? -?.<:?. a?d regulas
fu r..?:'. cms.
What a Dol?arWill Do.
A dollar will buy a bottle of Peruna. A
bottle of Peruna v.T.; oteanse ti*. ? system
of the tsrsurlti?s accumulated during :->.i
winteir. A clean syst< :r. La ubi?? to re* s I
the untoward Influences of spring: This
?verts tiie proba h ?ity ot sickness or Inef?
ficiency. Thousands of dollars in doctors?
bills and lost time may be raved by on?
do?lar ppeut in this way. "? stitch '.? time
saves nin:*." Do not to? get sick. Be
?rln in time to prevent - ? ?? si k: sat
Address Th? Peruna Med Co Co?
lumbus?, o.. for a fre? '??? '.: on the ea?
tarrhal derangements o? spring.
IN CLARKE COUNTY
ir. Fred Gibson Badlv Hurt by Fall
From His Horse.
HOME FROM THE PHILIPPINES
Major Cabell Will Ileturn to Manila
at (he Expiration of His Thirty
News of Interest.
BERRYVLLLE, VA., May 11.?Special.?
Rev. Eugene iB. Jackson, of Winchester,
who, owing to his travels in Europe, holds
a prominent position on fhe lecture plat?
form on matters pertaining to the old
country, delivered a lecture to Miss L. W.
Gold's school on> Venice, the canal city ol '
. The 'Clay Hill Athletic Association, of '
Clay Hill Academy, held field-day exer?
cises Friday evening. The sport was ex?
cellent. The winners were the following:
?Senior Steeplechase, Louis Meade; Junior
Steeplechase, Nat Randolph; Junior Flat
Race, Carlyle Whiting; ?Hurdle Race,
iNat Randolph; BroaS Jump, Edward
Whiting; Vaulting, Louis Meade; Shoe
IRace, Nat Randolph.
'Mr. 'Tread Gibson, sion of County Clerk
John M. Gibson, met with a painful acci?
dent last week, and the injuries he sus?
tained from the same, it is believed, have
produced? concussion of the brain. He
iwas riding rapidly home from Millwood,
several miles south of that place, and in
some marrner was thrown from his horse,
his head' striking the ground with territic
force. The fall rendered? him unconscious
for eighteen hours, and large quantities
of blood issued from his ears. Although
his condition is precarious, he is better at
?this writing. i
', Mr. Will Phillips, of Tappahannock,
<has been vsiting friends in ?own.
( 'Dr. Senner returned this week from a
ivi.sit to his .home in Strasburg.
Major Chas. EHett Cabell. of the Third
Battalion, Thirty-Second Infantry, reached
hero last ?week from the Philippines,
where he has been in service. Major
Cabell Is 'on a sick leave of thirty dal^
and will return to Manilla at the fxpira
tion of his furliough.
fttrs. Mary D. Kownslar. of MUldale, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. J?. S. Kownslar.
?Mr. R. jL. Royce, of New York, was at
Almeida, the home of the Misses Crow,
last week: . :
tMrs. W. *T. Milton, who has been on ?an
extended .visit to her son. Rev. ,Wm. T.
MilCon, in Rbanoke, returned! home laalt
?Miss J. C. Alexander, of Charlestown.
is at the home of Mrs. ,E. S. Kownslar.
Mr. Maurice Schener has returned from
a visit to New York.
Mr. (Duncan, of Washington, is visiting
his sister, Mrs.. W. T. MU tow. ? ?
Mr. (J. A. Hammond.' of Tulip. Frede?
rick County, ? was the guest of Mr. A, B.
Wyndham last week. ,
(Mr. Kirk Giover, Of Waslftngton, has
beert visiting his mother, ?Mrs. L?iie
Mr. and Mrs. Kline, of Winchester.
' were guests of Mr. Lawrence Russell
1 last week.
Mr. Phillip Lee. of Wilmington, Del., Is
visiting his .father. Mr. .Chas. Lee.
Mr. Perey'Crown is visiting Mr. Louis
Kcnnerly, in White Post.
Murdered His Wife.
ALEXANDRIA, May 12.?Special.?The
police have been requested to look out
?for Alexander Lambert, twho Is charged
with murdering his .wife. The affair oc
cured .at 0 o'clock last night at Noakes
v?lle, which Ls near Manitssas.
Ordination by Bishop Randolph.
BRISTOL. VA.. May l??Special.?
Bishop A. M. Randolph, of the Diocese of
"Southern Virginia.' ordained to the priest?
hood to-day Rev. Thomas S. Russell, rec?
tor of Emanuel Episcopal Church, Bris?
PHILADELPHIA. PA.. May 12.?Frank
Lantel. a tower operator In the employ
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com
pany, stationed at th?? entrance ot the
tunnel under Twenty-fifth Sir-.-t, just
outside of Falrmount Park, slept at hla
post. As a result a disastrous rear-end
freight collision rccurr..??! early tais morn?
ing in the tunnel, causing the .!? ith ot
Engineer George Loeb and Fireman ? ;.-.;.
EUncbman, ami. it Is believed, live
tramps who wer*? stealing a rid.?. Fire
followed th.; wreck and a dozen or more
firemen were injured while fighting the
fi?mes; and are now in the hospitals.
SHOT BY REGULATORS.
Charles Catron Seriously Wounded by
M?state fur Another Man.
BK?3TOU VA.. M.iy :_\-Si ??:.:;. ?
Charles Catron was shot ami seriously
wounded by "Regulators^' :.? c Rural Re?
treat, Va?, last night. The Regulators
were after James Lambert, who had b?en
warned to desist in bis visits to ;i woman
Of Questionable character. (When th*
:arme.i7 party ?ailed at ?Da house ,(?>? ,r.am
roert, Catron, a brother of the woman.
Vamp .to .tho do*>r and) was Immediately
Hi re.I upon. Two? shots took effect, in?
flicting serious wounds.
MACON', GA.. May VI.?A Stato Con?
vention of Farmers will bo held here to?
morrow, for the purpose of organizing a.
plan on a pur??!-.? business basis, hi which
the farmers working would not be rom
pelled to dump their cotton on the market
at a time when they would receive at
least compensation for It.
This promises to be tho most potential
movement in the interests of the farmers
ever organized in the South, as it Is pro?
jected on an entirely business basis, fre?
from any idea of politics whatever. A big
delegation of Southern farmers ?3 pres?
St. ?Andrew's Convention.
ITHACA. >T. Y., May 11. -The seventh
annual convention of the Brotherhood ol
St. Andrew in the State of N".,w York
opened here to-day, and will continu? to?
morrow. ?All chapters in th<* State havf
sent delegates. The basis of representa
tion is tho samo as in the Nation*! ?in?
vention of the Brotherhood, one delegate
for the chapter and one for every tea ol
Is due to an acid poison which gains access to the blood through failure of the proper _)laBaV'?i<5 **3 ? 1 ?? 1 <F ?
organs to carry off and keep the system clear of all morbid, effete matter. This poison
through the general circulation is deposited in the joints, muscles and nerves, causing the most intense pain.
Rheumatism may attack with such suddenness and severity as to make within a few days a health;/,
active person helpless and bed-ridden, with distorted limbs and shattered nerves ; or it may be slow in
developing, with slight wandering pains, just severe enough to make one feel uncomfortable ; the ten?
dency in such cases is to grow worse, and finally become chronic.
?ike other blood diseases, Rheumatism is often inherited, and exposure to damp or cold, want of proper
food, insufficient clothing, or anything calculated to impair the health, will frequently cause it to develop
in early life, but more often not until middle age or later. In whatever form, whether acute or chroaic,
tXritea! Rheumatism is Strictly a Blood Disease,
and no liniment or other external, treatment can reach the trouble. Neither do the preparations?i potash
and mercury, and the various mineral salts, which the doctors always prescribe, cure Rhrnmatfsrn, but
ruin the digestion and break down the constitution.
A remedy which builds up the general health and at the ?ame time rids the system, of the poison is
the only safe and certain cure for Rheumatism. S. S. S-, made of roots, herbs and barks of wonderful
?vivent, purifying properties, attacks the disease in the right way, and in the right place?the blood ?and quickly neutralizes
the acid and dissolves all poisonous deposits, stimulates and reinforces the overworked, wora-out organs, and clears the system
of all unhealthy accumulations. S. S. S. cures permanently and thoroughly, and keeps
the blood in a pure, healthy state.
Mr. T. O. Malley, 133 "W. 15th Street. Indianapolis, Ind., for eighteen moirt? was 10 terribly afflicted
with Rheumatism he was unable to feed or dress himself. Doctors said bis case was horseless. He had
tried fifty-two prescriptions that friends had giren hist, without Ute sligfc_st relief. A few bottles o!
S. S. S. cured him permanently, and he has never had a rheumatic pain since. TU* was five years ago.
We will send free our special book on Rheumatism, which should be in the hands
of every sufferer from this torturing disease. Our physicians have made Wood and skin
diseases a life study, and will give you any information or advice j__ted, so write them
fully and freely about your case. We make TO-aegewfcatevejr?or th_?ervke, Adireas, SWIFT SftClFIC &_. *_**__. fia