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Pubfiif-rt Dafly ~~~ Weekly ~t No. 4
North Tenth Street, RlehmOhd, V?.
Entered Jahuary st, 1-0-, at Rlch*
mend, V~., ~? second'ClaM
Matter, under Aot of Con*
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THURSDAY. MARCH 20. 1003.
THE. MAN TO WIN.
Senator Carmaok, of Tonnessoo, tnlies
the posltion that no mnn should bo nom?
lnated by tho Domooratlc party for tlio
praaldency noxt yoar who did not support
the ticket ln IS. 6 and 1000.
"If wo nomlnnta n man who did not
support tho tlekot ln 1-08 and In WO.."
?ays he, "thoro would bo thousands of
iemocrats ln evory pnrt of tho country
rho would refuse tn support hlm."
Wo have propor respect mr party reg
ilarlty. but lt soems to us lhat tlio thlng
for the Democratlc party to do next
year ls to select the best Democrat to
lead In the flght. rogardless of hls voto
ln 1S90 or ln ioOO. Wo nro moro-con
cernod about what a man Is thnn what
ho hns boen. If thoro is nn avnllablo
man, and Democrats aro Batlsfled that he
is an honest and consolontlous Demo?
crat; that ho Is truo to tho prlnclples
of Domocracy; that he has a roasonable
chance of oloctlon, and that It elected
he will stand up always for Democratlc
prlnclples and carry out Democratlc pol
lcles, such a mnn should not bo thrown
:,oslde bepauso In 189G he refused to sup?
port freo sllver. A man ls not neces
sarlly a Democrat becauso ho voted tho
I Democratlc ticket ln 1S9G, whorons a man
may be a good Democrat ln splto of the
!act that ho refused to support freo
It soems to us that tho tlmo has come
for Democrats to put aslde all such dlf
ferences, to let bygones bo bygones, to
formulato a good. sound Democratlc plat?
form, and to"" nomlnato a good, honest,
' vote-wlnnlng Democrat for the pros
idency. But there cnn bo no party har
mony, no cordlal co-oporatlon, lf old
grudgos aro to continue. If old scores
are to bo settled. and lt Democrats aro
to be dl-crlmlnated ngaliiHt and put under
tho ban "becauso ln 1S00 they supported
- Palmer nnd Buckner rather than Bryan
TREES IN VIRGINIA.
Responslve to tlie Virginla Statute on
tho subjoct Governor Montague hns ls
suod a proclamntlon doslgnatlng April
2nd ns Arbor-Day and calllng upon our
poopie to observo it by actlvo work ln
Woll'may thls Stato appoal-to her lov?
lng sons and daughters 4.0 ropalr tho de
vastatlon that has boen golng on hore for
nearly threo hundred years, When the
flrst settlers made thelr homcs at Jarnes?
town, nnd for a long tlme nftorwards, tho
face of tho land was almost concealed
by forests. Only hero and thoro was
thore a small openlng. So abundant, In?
deed, seemed the supply of growlng tim?
ber that the colonlsts and thelr descond
stits acted.fls- if lLwould be imposslblo to
o*-haust-lt; bnt we have now arrlved at a
stago ln tho hlstory of tho Commonwoalth
when cxhuustton soon wlll bo ln slght,
unless prompt measures bo takon to cheok
It. Henco tho necosBlty for Arbor Day,
whon publlc attention wlll bo forclbly
callod to tho need for nrbor culture nnd
when a concertod popular effort ean bo
made to restoro tho forests ln some do
greo and boautlfy our honios also. lt
wouid be mado moro attractlvo lf moro
ls a dopresslng slght to seo a fnrm house
Dr country church, or school-houso wlth?
out a treo about it;' that, too, ln a woll
watored land, whoro n treo only need bo
planted to thrlvo and grow.
Every country homo should havo trees
about lt; of thom there is varlety enough
to suit evory situatlon, be It ln tho low
country or ln tho uplands. Our cltles, too,
trees were planted iiloog tholr prlnclpal.
resldont streets. Richmond ls not us
?ivoll Shaded as lt was somo docndos ngo,
Hundreds of treos have boon saorltlcod ln
tho changlng of stroet grades and tho
damage thus dono (perhaps uuavoldiibly)
has not boen wholly ropnlred by tho sot
tlng out of new trees.
Not only should wo plant trees, but
trees of tho rlght sort-no more worthless
exotlcs; no more short-llved treos ot any
ln that masterly production by Philip
A. Bruce, tho "Economle Hlstory of Vir?
ginla in tbo Sevonteenth Century," thero
Is a chapter on thls subjoct, whlch mlght
be read wllh proflt by every Virglnlan.
Tho earllest adventurors oxdalmod In
terms of admlratlon and astonlshmont at
tho sl.e and helght and varloty of tho
trees they found hore. Tlio flrst treo
j-ei-n by the voyages was the plne. The
walnut and the hlokory made up one
fourth of our forests, but more numerous
yet wero the oaka. Cypresses, too, wore
found ln great abundanco tn tho tldewater
country. Thn nsh wus common, and
from It soap-ashes wero made. As for
the ce'dara, they wero compared wlth
those of Lebonon. Tho sassafras, llke
wise, was numerous and much of Its root
,-v_s ehipped to Ixmdon. Tho olm was
eompafratlvely rare. Tho laurel then, as
now, grow ln damp placos and the
lociist adomed every valley. So, too, tho
tullp poplar. v.
''a* the settlements wero cxtended west
wurdly, tho sugar mapte was dlscovered,
Iteri ftt Blchtoond and ut many fcther
places th* ehMthut w~a WUtid growltif
prosperously. ?~~.l treea covered aores
of ground In the colony, The only afpte
tree natlvo to tha soll was .the orab ap*
ple, Clierrles attd plumts, howfever, were
ln evidence i also perslmmons.
However,'wo shall hot undertaka to llst
hore nll the Vlrglnla trees mentloned by
the early wrlters nnd roferr.d to ln Mr.
Bi'uco'B book. But the frult hiulborry
wo must not,pass u..i.otl_ed.
ln all thls eastern country the mulberry
flourlshed and frulted astonlshlngly and to
thls day ln nearly evory oountry thore
are one or more plflcos-*ti~~i6d "Mulberry
Grove;" but tlio. groves. oh, where are
they? cut down nnd roted upl Natlve
miilborry trees are stlll to be found, but
ns a rule thoy aro dlsporsed far and
wldo. On tho Now Roservolr grounds
hero there .19 ono troe, ln Powhatan coun?
ty wo know'ofa consltlerablo number.
Wo aro talklng now of tho frult mulber?
ry. not of the Hnytlen mulborryi an
oxotlc worth somothlng for tho shade It
nlTortls. but havlng n grfnrled and warty
trunk and roots tlmt rlse up and rango
(nr nnd wide.
Yes; wo repeat, wo nre glad Vlrglnla
hns nn Arbor Day, nnd wo trust lt wlll
bo woll observed, especlally by thn teach
ors and puplls of the publlc .e.hools. ln
lho comlng yeara tha honoflnlal effootB
will bo soon by all and boporne lhe causo
of mtinh rnjnlclng, For ench person who
plantH a tree the cost Is but it trlfle and
llin labor mnn 11, but the good dono wlll be
Tho town qf Farmvllle, the capltal of
Prlnco IBdward oounty, ls onjoylng tlio
most remarkable'temporance flght on re?
cord, and tlio situation so fnr as the
llquor trafflo la oonoerned ls entirely
u'nlquo. The town for the.past sevoral
years has supported flve bar-rooms, ench
of whloh pald the munlolpallty }10Q, but
now all of those are out of business
and tho town wlll get no moro revemio
from thlsi sourco. Two yoars ago, at the
earnest sollcltatlon of Uie temporance
peoplo, tho Legislature gavo Farmvllle
a dlsponsary law, and the Councll pro?
ceeded at onco to appolnt a dlsponsary
board, consiBtlng of threo membors,
turned over to them 11,000 and Instructod
them to proceod at once to open a dls
pensary. They bought a atock of llquors,
but then camo Judge Hundloy, of the
Clreult Court, who declared t,he dlspon?
sary law unconstltutlonal, and lssued an
Injunction forbidding the Dlsponsary
Bonrd to aet. The saloons roopened, and
up to a fow days ago continued to do
buslnoss at tho' old stand.
" Tho board, backed by the strpng tom
perance and*''prohlblt|on sentlment ln tho
town, carrled tho case to the Court of
Appeals, whlch, about two yeara ngo,
reversed Judgo Hundley, thus decldlng
that tho saloons were lilegally open and
thnt the dlspensary oould go ahead, In
tho meantime thero had como a change
ovor the droam of the Councll, and tha
members aro not bo muoh In favor of
a dlspensary as thoy wero. Although
called In spfcial Besslon by tho Mayor
on Tuosday, thoy refused to Instruct
the Dlsponsary Board to go ahead. On
tho oontrary, tho Councll declded that
tho board oould not opon up, bocauBe
tho term of ono of tho members had ex
plred ln tho meantime. Further consld?
oratlon of tho mattor was postponed
untll Aprll l.th.
Tho board thinks the two mombors
whoso term has . .not . explred can go
ahead, and mandamus proceedings agalnst
the Councll aro talked of. Thero aro
other questlons Involved that would prob?
ably enable a mandamus to hold good,
but tho board wlll porhaps not push the
mattor. ln the meantime tlio saloon
men are ndvlsed by counsel not to re
opon, as thero can bo no doubt that the
law rules thom out. However, they are
iippealing to tho Leglslaturo to ropeal
tho .dlsponsary law, and have a pretty
strong delegation here to plead for
them. The prohlbltlohists and lompernnoe
folks are hlghly pleased at the condltion
of thlngs, and would be dellghtcd lf lt
could be made permanent, for the dls?
ponsary was second cholce wlth thom,
anyhow, and thoy muoh prefer prohlbl
tion ovon lt lt is a prohlbltlon of a unlque
THE CLICK MITCHELL CASE.
A negro named Click Mitchell was
lynched In Champaign county, Ohlo. bIx
years ago. Thore ls a law in Ohlo mak?
ing tho county ln whlch a lynohlng may
take place llablo for damages. Tho law
was onacted not a groat whlle before
Mitchell was strung up, and hls helrs
brought suit agalnst Champaign county,
It bolng tho f.'rst oase to show up under
the new law. The Jury vory roadlly gavo
a verdict for $5,000, but the county ep
pealod and tho caso wont njp to tho Su
promo Court, that tho valldlty of the new
law mlght bo tosted. The hlghor court
has sustalned tho law and tho verdict,
and tho full amount has Just boon puld
ovor to Mltoholl's heirs, A colored lawyer
out ln Ohlo lies mado qulto a reputatlon
tn pushlng tho caso to a suocessful ter
mlnation, It ls _elle?i'ed that one result
of thls caso wlll be to cause county
authorltlos ln Ohlo to exeretae more zeol
In tho proteollon of prlsoners.
Patrick Burko, of Jorsoy Clty, ls the
happy father of four boys, whoso agos
rango from fTvo yoars to eight days, Eaoh
of theso youngstors waa born on a holl
day, and each bears a name that bears
eomo reforenco to hls peoullar birthday.
Tho oldest son was born on Chrlsttnas day
and ho was clirlstened Nlcholns. Tlie se?
cond saw tho light on the 22d of February,
and, of courso.ho is Coo. Washlngton. The
thlrd was born on the 4th of July, nnd
was burdonod with "Doclaratlon" for a
name. The hahy boy yur born on tho
17th of thls month, and, of eourso, hls
namo ls Patrick, In honor of tho ronown
ort enomy of enakea. Remarkable tjuar
tetto has Mr, Patrick Burko.
' Dr. J. Oharcot, a colobrated Fronchmnn,
who ls the possesBor of ample moans,
bo. planned a peoullar Arctlo expedltlon.
Ho wlll eoll on May 36th at hls own ex?
pense, but under the ausplces of tho Pns
tour Institute and tho Musoum of Nat?
ural Hlstory of Pur)s. Ho wlll eturt from
Salnt Malo on a shlp. bullt ospeolaliy for
l.U use. Dr. Charoot belleve* that the
study of 1*a_teMology ttjay be alded gt*-*.-.
ly by nnnlyels of hir and Water ln tha
potar reglohs, and, above fllli by .Jt
amlnatlons bt the lnt.stlti.9 of pokr* anl
mats for "prlmary4" mictobes, whlch aro
bo abuhdnnt la warm ot* temiperate latl
tudes, A Profossor LwVln, lt seems, dls
ptrt.8 tho ox.lst.noe of the polnr rnlcrobo,
ahd Dr, Chnreot, thereforo, ls golng up
north to flnd out all about mlerobes
Wlthln lho fto.on zono.
We nre gratlfled to know that tho Gen?
eral, Assembly has extonded an Invltft-,
tion to Dr. Fred ll.Wtncs, of Wnshlug
toh, D, C? to dollver an addross before
that body on tho subject of public char
Itles. Dr. Wlnes waa for thlrty years
secretary of tho Stato Board ot Charltlos
of the Stato of Itllnols, and ts'an authorl
ty on that subject. Ho was ln Richmond
during ,tlie late meeting of tho Confer?
ence of? Charltles and Cprrootlons, and
nmcie a most Instructlve talk bofore that
organl.atlon, Of course, he has no solf
Ish Interest In the matter, but he belleves
thnt It wouid be of great benefit to Vir?
ginla to have a State Board of Charltles,
and he ls prenared to demonstrate the
fuct, Whether or, not nny thing comes
of hls vlslt, he wlll cerialn)y glve tha
Qoneral Assembly nn enterttilnlng address
upd moro Informatlon on that subjoct
than porhaps oould be galned from nny
other man In the country.
Mr. A. J, Cassott, the iprosldont of the
Pennsyln'at.la Rallroad Company, ln a
statement mado ln Now York on Tuesday
sald that wlth tho Hudson Blvor tunnels
bullt, tho Ponnsylvanla and the Long
island roads, both, wlll havo termlnals ln
?\ "The oapaclty of tho new station," he
sald," wlll be 200,000 passengers a day, or
70,000,000 a year. From tho wost twonty to
thlrty tralns an hour TCII1 bo operated
through the two tunnels, and to tho oast
ward there wlll be doublo that capaclty
through the four tunnels, say from forty
to slxty tralns an hour. The constructlon
of tho tunnels nnd Uhe station, whlch
wlll bo the groatest In tho world, wlll cost
somethlng llke JGO,000,000, and tubout' f-10,
000,000 has already been spent ln the pur?
chaso of roal estate ar*l maklng of sur
The drop In Engllsh consols to about Dl
Is a noteworthy event. iBsued as tihreo
por cont. seourltios In 178S, thoy fell to
52 in 1707. Thelr hlghest prlco was 112,
whlch was reached tn 1897.
In 1887 tho Interest rato was reduced
to two and threo-qunrters. On April 5th
next thoy becamo two and a half por cent,
socurltios, With the Income tax deducted
they will pay only two and three-elghths
The fail ls attrlbuted to Uho hlgh rate
of monoy and - tho forthoomlng loan of
f 150,000,000?one of the penaltieB of the
Mlss.Allce Boosevelt ls a fortunate glrl.
Youth, hoalth, posltlon and unbounded
capaclty to enjoy tho good things of llfe
are her portlon. And lf she Is fond of ad
miration, that, too, she has without stlnt.
But few ot her wlshcs aro denied hor.
She couldn't go to Klng Edward's coro
natlon, whlch was dlstrcsslng, but she
has not had much tlme to brood over that
dlsappolntmont. At present Mlss Roose?
velt ls In San Juan, Porto Rico, whoso
people are giving her a great ovation.
Handshaklng down thore seems to be as
much a custom as lt Is In this country,
ahd, belng tho daughter of a politlclan,
Mlss Allce undorgoeo lt hravoly.
Nearly all lmportant stroot pavlng ln
London and Parls Is now dono wlth wooden
blocks?usually Georgia yellow plne,
treated wlth cresoto to prevent decay
and ftlloa wlth rosln (ifulcanlzed, as lt
were), to mako them lmporvlous and to
harden tho toxturo. Nono of -thls treat?
ment was glvon tho woodon blocks whlch
wero used twonty-fVvo yoars ngo, and
whlch soon grow lnto dlsfavor. *tho Riio
Blvoll In Parls, whlch ls sald to bo the
heavlost traWcled stroet ln tho world, be?
lng eight times as much travoled aa
"Broadway, Now York, has the modern
wooden pavement, whloh ls laid on a
The New Orloans Plcnyune Ib publlsh
Ing by Instnlments, on Sundays. tho re?
port mado by Judgo George L. Chrlstlan,
of thls clty, to tlio Grand Camp of Con?
foderato Vetorans of Virginla ln Justlfl
catlon of the South'a struggles for Jn
depondonce. Tho Plcayuno glves thB re?
port the leadlng posltlon In Its dopart
mont dovoted to war hlstory nndre
Thero is a plenty of whlskey ln Farm?
vllle bolonging to the saloon mon and
to the dlspensary, but owlng to tho dead
lock and some othor locks, tha thlrsty
cannot roach It.
The iBurdlok investigation shows that
tho polloe struck at leaat one soont?tho
coektall bottle whloh Is ftgurlng so proml
nently ln tho hourlng bofora tho coroner.
Klchmond prices of meat would seem
to indlcnte that tho Armours and tho
SwlftB nro gettlng even on those heavy
flnes recontly Imposod on thom In Mls
Dr. Parkhurst says Goneral Funston
Ih a llar, The doctor wlll not flnd the
Gonornl's reply ln thls weok's Bunday
Charleston does not mlnd Crum so very
much, for ho ls a rlght dooent eort of
a nogro, but lt waa tho prlnctplo of tho
thlng that caused all tho trouble.
Colonol Bryan ls sald to havo greatly
enjoyed sorvlug 011 tlio Jury, aiul Is now
hanke.lng after a Job on the publlo ro~d|
Tho weather yesterday was tho klnd to
romovo that tlred feeling whloh had boan
accumulatlng alnce Bunday laat,
Crum may bo Insldo tho "door of hope,"
but Sonator Tlllman wlll seo to lt that
he doos not lock out all tho troublo.,
The Vanderbllts' mlahap wlll. of course,
make automoblle oocldenta all the moro
Castro Is not making o great succoss
at playing 'possum,
Aro you glad you dldn't tako off your
Virginia 6ditors.t |
DlMtiMlng our needs ln the way of
ee'a ftghtaM. tho Norfolk Vlrglnlnn-Fllot
The powafa ef Europa oannot oomblno
for anythlng-hot evon for theft and
plunder, Whafr th'ls country noods, nnd
what it" la gotnjf to havo, Is a nmry rnpa
ble of, standlng'off Oermany or England,
or evon both. fclth tho BUporlor advuii
tage of cohV_nlent naval basee,
The ~*otersburg Index-Appeal I- refp-ii
elble for thefolowlngi
Fred Duko, tho unfortunate whtt- man
of Hanover, who, whilo undor tho Influ?
ence of drlnk, foll ln a dltoh and dled
there, haa the dlstlnotton of a death slml?
lar t'othat whloh Is sald tb hai.o bef allon
BhaJtespeare. Duko hlmself cannot on
Joy tho honor, but ho can transmit lt
lo hls .postorlty, and many anoestors
?have made tholr postorlty (proud on less
honestly earned dlstlnotlon.
The Newport^Nows Press evidently foels
the neod of shade. It says:
Arbor Day Bhottld bo goneral^y cele?
brated tJiroughout the State. Treea are a
source of unapeokablo pleasure and or
vast proflt. Let Nowport Nowa fnll lnto
line on the Arbor Day proposltlon.
The Irtrlngton Cltteon says:
Wo knowiifrom actual exportenee that
local option/ haa had a wonderful offeot
ua a deterrent uipon orime wlthln our
own oounty confrnes; nnd, if hora, wny
not eloeewh~re7 In thls wo spoak from
knowledge of tho faots and not from oom
parlsona wihere tho casos are not paralloi.
Just what the Wythovlllo Dlsnatoh 1a
strlklng at Is partially vellod, but here
|e what lt eays:
It Is Imposslb'lo to pleaso a Vlrglnla Be
publlcan., Wo don't suppose tho Demo?
crats ovor busy themsolveg ln nn at?
tempt at such a result, but. recont do
velopmonts show that it ls posslble to
glve thom everythlng thoy ask for and
no words of oommondatlon wlll evor fall
from thelr llps.
FEW FOREIGN FACTS.
The Pope, although not aotually 111.
nover has beon well slnce tho corona
tlon ceremony of March 3d. HIb strength
Is dally .decllnlng to such a point that
he teels oxhaUsted aftor evon hls short
audlenees. Hls montnl facultles nro won
dorfully presorved, nnd ho reallzes hlm?
self the sudden chnngo, nnd makes no
secrot of tho knowledgo. Ho has been
heard to say, "My race ls almost run.
Klng Edward VII. has Bent tho deco
rotion of St. Michael and St. George to
the Bov. Father Hecht, of the Oblates
of Mary Immaculato, a mlsslonary ln
South Afrlcn. Tho event is sald to bo
wlthout a pkrallel. Tho Order of St.
Michael and St. Goorgo numbors only
250 members, conflnod to prlnces of the
roynl blood and great dlgnltnries of tho
Engllsh court. In admlttlng Fathor Hecht
to memborship Klng Edward has deslrexl
to oxpress tho appreclatlon of England
for tho caro glven by the Oblates of Mary
Immaculato to the wounded during the
war ln the Transvaal.
The clty of Copenhagen, the capltal of
Penmark, has Just elected a Soclalist
mayor. Ho is a worklngman named
Jen'sen, and a palnter by trade. For
some tlmo ho has been> tho prosldont of
tho Danlsh trade unions. After hls elec?
tion ho was met outsido the town .hall
by a processlon of over 1,000 Soclallsts,
with torches and bands. Thoy conduct?
ed hlm through the crowdod streots,
whlch woro lincd wlth cheering massos
of worklngmon. to tho People's Hall,
whero a feto on a largo scalo was held.
Mnyor Jonsen, is tho first Soclalist to galn
such hlgh honor in Denmark.
Tipped the Lord Provost.
The Lord Provost of G-asgow, who ls
what wo would call Mayor ln Vlrglnla,
told at a dinner recently how ho was
tipped by an American slghtscor. A par?
ty of tourlsts from the "United States
wero vlowlng the splendld munlclpal
chambors In Glasgow and woro especlal
ly enthuslnstlc about tho great mar?
blo stalrcaso. Tho Lord. ProvOst hap
pened to pass and offorod to guldo them
about. While dolng so he gavo them somo
Interestlng Information nbout tlio rlso
and growth ot hls Interestlng clty, As
ho wns leavlng one of tho Amorlcans
quletly sllpped a half dollar Into ' hls
hand. Tho provost had not recoverod
from hls amusod astonlshment whon the
Amerloans loft tho bulldlng.
Muster Rolls of Virginia.
Cluiso Clty, Va? March 21, 1903.
Edltor of Tho Tlmes-Dispatch:
Slr,?In the Acts of tho Goi'iornl Assem?
bly of Virginla, 18_3-'84. thero ls "nn act
to provldo for the preparatlon ot rolls
of troops furnlshed by tho Stato of Vir?
ginla to tho army of tho Confedorato
States," approved Maroh 13, 1S8-I, Thls
duty was lmposed" upon tho A^JuUuit
Gonarnl, and $1,500 approprlatod for tho
work. It also provlded "that tho sald
rolls, whon' so prepared, shall be tran
BCrlbed or printed lnto permanent book
form nnd kept ln tho ofllco of the Adju
tant-Gonoral, and such rolls shall bo
fllod ln tho ofllce of the Seerotary of il.o
Commonwoalth and bo pressrvod wlth
tho reoords of sald ofllco,
"Thnt tho sald rolls shall bo placed
on snlo, the procoods of whloh shall bo
placed In tho troasury of the Stato."
Was anythlng ever aooompllshed under
thls act? Thoro aro no doubt a gront
many rolls fllod away In tho ofllco, whieh
could bo mado avallablo for tho work
proposod by the Unltod Statos govern?
I remombor bolng ln the office ot Col.
McDonald lif 1884 whon ho wns elther
Adjutant-Gonaral or Seerotary of the
Commonwoalth, nnd askod him what suc?
cess ho hnd ln securlng rolls of troops,
nnd ho roplledi "I am gettlng on very
well ln that line," and exhlblted to mo
n numbor ho hnd in possesslon and flled
away, Thoro woro somo wrltton out nnd
somo'ln local newspapors, and soemed
to hnvo beon prepa**ed wlth groat caro
and completeness, _ ?,--,^-_-~
THOMAS D. JEFFRESS.
Chaso Clty, Va., March 21, 1903,
Undor thnt not eome llttle progress
wns mado In oolleotlng our rolls, and wo
bellevo the rolls so collectod nre on fllo
ln tho Adjutant-Goneral's ofllco horo, and
wo doubt not that' they wlll ba placed
at tho dlsposal of tho War Records
The govornmont can make uso of none
b\xi OFFICIAL, rolls; rolls mado up from
memory wlll bo unavatlable, Many "of?
flcial" rolls, wo nre .sure, nro ln tha
hands of Vlrglnlas who nre keoplng them
as souvonlrs, The War Beoords ofllelals
wouid llko to have the Joan of them .and
wouid copy them and return tho original
to tho present owners.
? '? '
Georgia Spring Item.
"Bun hero, dnddy-tfimmy'a done felled
ln the welll"
"Too bad!" exclalmod the pld man,
"and I wanted hlm to dlg balt. for me
.thls mornlnT'-Atlahta Conntltutlon,
DAHLY OaJ-MNDABAMABCH 20.
1802-Cttptaln Bob Wrlght wrote a llttle
lOOlt-Got lt ln tho papers.
We nevor riould understand why peoplo
sprlnkled salt on top of a glaaa of beer.
Stlll, there are a whole lot of things
wo can't understand.
For liistanco, wo oan't understand why
so many protty glrls ln M"fo<^8l*r* "h?
oome ovor on tho cars wlth us, remain
slngle, whon thoro nro so many Ukeiy
young mon rondy to work for thom.
And we can't soe why thoro are ao
many people who profer to atand ona
stroet onr platform rather than go Inslde
and slt down.
Etcotorn, and so forth, and so on.
Georgo Btirgamln attempted to tell us
why thoy put salt on the top of beer.
He snld thnt aB beer was mndo of n
vegotnbhi prodiiot, and os salt was a good
thing to put on vogetablca, It was also
good to put on beer.
"And snlt ln usod extenslvely," he sald,
"to tomper the froshness of overythlng.
Therofore, whortover you take a^ beer, bo
suro you put Balt on It."
Now wo understand.
? ? ?
Wo aro always ovorlooklng the maln
Now, we got a note, on ecented paper,
In a femlnlne hand, asking us to meet
hor and resume our friendly relatlonBhlp
that eslsted prlor to the advont of tho
Brown Eyed One lnto our sphere.
She Is well flxed ln thls world's goods,
and promlsos to 'leave us aome when we
We have to overlook lt, for we wouid
rather go lnto quall on tonst nn_ pato de
foi gras than to once more get under the
Infiuence of those eyes that turned us
down years ago.
? ? ?
We wlsh the Leglslature wouid hurry
up and do somethlng, for we want to
got the Clty Councll to grant us a certaln
charter whlch can't be granted untll the
(Leglslature doos sumpln,
We are a flno chartor-getter, and we
aro depondlng on tho chnrtor wo hnvo
ln our mlnd to n grent oxtent, and havo
already spont some of the procooda that
we expect to get.
What's the Deglslature here for?
Personal and General.
President Loubet wlll arrlve ln Algerla
on April 15th, for hls forthcomlng vlslt,
Wlltrud Mnrle Allx, fo Barvarla, who
Is now nineteen yoars old, Is conceded
to bo tho most beautlful prlncess In
Rush C. Hnwklns.'of New York, wlll
orect nn art museum ln Provldence, R. L,
nenr Brown Unlversity, aa a memorlal
to hls wlfe.
Bov. Edward Wnrren Clark, foster
fnthor of Bov. Francls E, Clark, foundcr
of the United Socloty of Chrlstlan Bn
doavor, dled last week at Wostboro, Mass,
Mrs, Bobert Goelot, of New York, wlll
endow an Amerlcan bed ln tho Vlctorla
Hospital, ln memory of her daughter.
at Cannes, France. The only othor Amerl?
can bed ln the hospital wns endowed by
Androw Cnrnegle flvo years ago.
Bev. Louls E. Durr Is rector .of tho
Eplscopal Church at Zanesvlllo, 0? snld
to be tho smallest church ln the United
States, bolng 24 feet wide and 43 feet
Elmor D. Llndsloy, of Marlon, O., Is
believed to hold the world's record for
membershlp ln the Odd-Follows. He en?
tered Kosclusko Lodgo, No. 6S, ln 1840,
being, thereforo, In tho flfty-sevonth year
of hls mombershlp. Ho ls elghty-two years
North Carolina Sentlment.
Our North Carolina friends are very
much Interested ln tho Jarnestown J Ex?
posltion. Tho Nowborne Journal closos a
long artlclo on tho subject wlth thls para
Tho Jarnestown Exposltion, ls not a
seotlonal exhtblt; i3 ls ono ln whlch the
poopie of Virginla should all bo lntorost
ed, from tho mtuirrt*iF# to tho soashoro,
and having such an Interost, all should
Joln heartlly lnto maklng lt a great suc?
cess, whlch lt cannot fail belng, If thero
bo untly,, of thought, action nnd pur?
Tlho Wilmington Star truly says: ?
Whilo tho South is most dlrootly and"
vltally Intorestod in tho sbluiion of tho
raco problom, ovory other soctlon of tho
country 1s alao Interested ln It, for tho
South cannot bo kopt ln turmoli. nnd hor
progress rotardod wlthout othor sectlons
belng aftocted. Tho different sectlons of
tho country aro too olosoly rolatod and
too mutunlly dopendent for ono to suffor
without the othora sufferlng moro or less..
Tho Charlottosvillo Observer notos a
cha_igo of sentlment, "and aaya:
Whlle wo are of the oplnlon that Cleve?
land wlll nover agaln bo a candidate for
tho prosldoncy, hls growltig aiopulnrlty,
cspectally In tlho South, ls a good slgn.
It marks tha dlssolutlon and oternal do
structlon of tho populistlo Idoaa whlch
swopt ovor thls eoctlon a faw years ago,
It wlll soon bo so tliat a man In any
part of tho State may declare that Tho
Old Man Is all rlght wlthout runnlng
tho rlsk of havlng lt snld that he ls in
league wlth tho plutocrats.
Openlng for a Veto.
We Joln our oatoomed local contempo?
rary, Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch, ln tho hope
oxpressed thls mornlng that tho Governor
wlll voto tho blll forbldding tho employ
mont ns dlvislon superlntendent of schools
of any man who has wrltten a school book
or tho appolntment ot such a man as a
member ot tho Stato Board of Educatlon.
Thls blll hns passod boih housos of the
Legislature. So far ns wa rocall, lt was
not debated, and apparontly U attracted
no attontlon, Wo cannot Imnglne any
good purpoae |t would accompllsh. It ls
not at all llkely that any man would
becomo a member of tho Board of Educa?
tlon for tho purposo of boomlng hls own
school book or aecurlng Its solectlon for
use In tho schools, Such actlon would,
crento a ecandal lmmedlately, and condl?
tions in Vlrglnla are such that no man
invites ocandtils or undortakos to defy
publlo sentlment ln Btato affalrs. On the
other hand, lt ls easy to soo how the blll
may work sorlous harm. It may doprlvo
tho State of tho servlces of somo very
valuablo and thoughtful man. It puts tha
man who haa the mlnd and the praetlcal
knowledgo to prepare a school book ab?
solutely undor bnn. as If he (had done
a dlsgracoful thlng or mado hlmself a
publlo enomy. It ought not to bo on the
statute books. Nobody can stop lt now
but tho QoYornor. It offers aa fnlr a
target for a veto as any aot of leglslatlon
wo havo aeuh ln a Jong .Jme.-J.lchniond
Nowa Leador, ' j
Romance ot the Kldnapplng ot a dovernor-aeneral.
Oopyright, fey PHILIP LITTLE.
As they approaohed the dlstnahtled hulk
Brent looked for a aafe boardlhg-place,
but thore wu ao muoh wreckage and
loose atuflf on the alde nearoat the achoon
er./that he ateered under the Btern and
rounded to on tho_Btarboard quarter,
"Hore la our ohanoe," ho crled, k w
clear water and oonrp aratlvaly qulet,
Make faat, l?ow," . _, ...
The bow oar hooVed onto the tattra-i,
and ln a few momenta Bront and Flta
morrla, wlth two or thrpe of the mon, haa
found a footlng on the deck.
Not'a aotil waa to bo soon, but aua
donly a hoarse volce ovor their heads
ahoiitod: "What yor want7 Hoiioi
Hellol Hollol What yer war.tr _
Brent and the othorB atarted wlth aUi
prls'e, oa the volco camo from no ono
that could bo soon. and yot thoro waa no
plaoo that could hldo a man.
"Well, I'm blowedl" exclaimed onei of
the aalloTB ln an nwo-str.dkcn volco. xno
old hulk'le hatintod." _._-.
"That'a no ghost'a volco," orled Brent.
"What yor want7 What yor wnnt?
Hello, thorol What yor want?' yellod
tho volco agaln. / :
"Thore'a your ghoatl" oxclalmad Fitsi
morrls, holding on to tho rall to stoady
himsolf, and polnting wlth his freo liand
to the poop deok aft,
All handa looked up In the dlroction
whloh ho Indlcatod, and thoro, porchod on
tho rall abovo tholr hoods, wasa a largo
grcon parrot gaalng wlsoly down at
"I'm glad .we've) found where you aro,
old chapl" crled Brent, aa ho cllmbod tno
taddor, followed by the othors. Tho par?
rot sllded away a llttlo, but did not soom
frightened, . .
"Hallol" It Bald, aa the captaln reached
the deck. ?_,
"Hallol" he replled. "We've como on
deck to seo tho shlp," he continued wlth
a half-laugh, and at the a^me Ume touch
Ing hia hat wlth mock gravlty.
"For God's at~to, what'a that?'
He atopped short, rooted to the Bpot,
as a head, contalnlng a palr of largo
sunken eyes. set ln a parched, wrlnkled
old faco, peored around the dockhouso at
"/t's a monkoyl" exclaimed FlUmorrls
as ho looked over the other'a ahouldcr.
"So lt lst Blessed If It dldn't glve mo
a atart, Just tho samo. Well, wo have
tho parrot and the monkey," he continued
wlth a laugh: "all we need Ib tho klnd of
a time that is aald by hlstory to go wlth
thom ln ordor to complote the whole
thlng." I ?
"We may get lt before we have fin?
ished," sald tho governor-gonornl. "We
havo had two surprlsos so far ln a short
space of tlme; they aay all thlnga go ln
threos, ao wenoed but ono moro to com?
piete the chaln."
"By gad, If we have any more auch
thlnga looklng around the cornors at mo
I, shall have the wllly-waggles!" exclaim?
"The what?" crled Fltzmorrla.
"The wllly-waggles, Jumps, Jtm-Jama
anythlng you choose to call 'em," replled
the othor. . , '
"Ah. I seo. Woll, I do not know as I
can blame you. Ia thero anythlng moro
allvo aft thoro?"
"No, thls Bpldor monkoy scoms to bo
all thoro is. and the little devll seems
sociable onough," sald Brent, as ho stoop
ed down and patted the small round head.
Tho monkoy put up Its hands and clasp
cd tho captaln's wrlst as It looked wlst
fully Into hls faco.
"By G'eorgol" exclaimed Fltzmorris. *If
that Isn't about aB human as they mako
them! It makes mo crawl Bometlmos to
eee them." ?;? '
"Rlght you are. Good llttlo chap. Yes,
1*11 take care ot you," ho oddod. "Come,
Lord Georgo. let ua go below 1".
He lald his hand on tho companlon rall
and started down, As ho cnterod the
cabln an exclamatlon of surprise broke
from hls llps that brought hls companlon
to hls Bido In a moment.
"What is lt, man?" ho crled.
The slght that met hls oyos as he gazed
over Bront's shoulder was a strango ono.
At tho forward end of tho maln cabln,
whlch wns large nnd commodlous. snt a
vory sout old lndy, drqssed In the style
of 1850 at tho oarllest, wenrlng on her
head a most elaborato cap, ornamonted
wlth ribbons of a brilliant crimson, and
flashlng wlth proclous stones.
At her feet kneeled a flguro, whlch was
seon to bo nn East -Indlan, dressed ln
whlto. holdlng a suporb sllver trny, on
whloh wero frults nnd food.
Tho two stood spellbound, gazlng nt
tho curlous scone ln front of them, and
for the Instnt not knowlng whnt to do
next. Thelr entrnnco hnd not boen no?
tlced, so Intont wns tho eldorly femalo
upon hor ropast, and soma mlnutes olaps
ed bofore sho became awaro that thero
wero strangers present.
When sho dld so sho wavod tho sorvnnt
nsldo wlth n grand gosturo, and wlth an
exclamatlon of ploasure, togother wlth
an nglllty unoxpocted In ono of hor slze
nnd ago. rose to hor feet.
"You have como nt lnat!" sho exclalmed
aB sho courteslod profoundly,
"Well, I nm blowed," snld Brent ln a
low tono, "what have wo struck now?"
"A mndhotiso," muttored Fltzmorrls.
"Wo must humor tho old lndy till wo
know whero we nre. Toll her that lt ls
nll rlght, old mttn.?,,
Bront was very qulck to adnpt hlmsoir
to clrcumstnnos, and the governor's ex
plnhntlori ot the old womnn's conditlon
gsvo hlm hls cuo.
, "Yos, madam," he sald, howlng pro?
foundly "wo havo'como." Tho nuestlon
Is, ho addod to hlmself, who In thundor
aro wo7 ? ...
Sho Bpoko a fow words to tho servant ln
a tongue strango to tho captaln nnd
the Hlndti,. salanming deoply, dlsappeared
for a moment, to return brlnglng a lotter
on a tray. , _ .:_
Thls, at a word nnd slgn from ws
mlstross, ho born to Bront and presented
lt on bendod knco.
Tho latter looked at the suporsorlption,
and thon took lt _,_,?-'>
"Wlll not your highness be aeatenr
askod tho old lady, as she motloned to?
ward a chalr. ?,_o>. rn
"O, we aro hlghnesses, aro we? re?
marked the Englishman, ln a ow tono,
"Slt down, Brent, and easo hor mlnd.
Sho soems harmloss, lf sho ls "ind,
The two mon took seats, and tho Amerl
oan proooeded to open tho mlsslvo, whlch
had on the outsido, wrltten ln a large,
bold hand, the followlng: ? . <
"To whom it may concorn thnt bonrds
theshlp Conciuea", dlsmantled during tho
hurrlonneof Janunry 10, 1900 latltudo 13
degrees, 43 mlnuos; N. longltude 05 de?
grees, 50 mlnutes W.
"We mlsaed that," remarked Bront, half
"It mlssetl us, I should Bny, Wo hnd
not left Montego then," was tho reply.
"True, Woll, to proceed," Ho oponed
the sheet wlthln the envelope and com?
menced to rend;
"We aro about to loavo the shlp nnd
take to.tho boats to go to one of tbo
lslands whloh ls not only 100 mllos from
hero. We have had nothlng but bad
luok elnoe we loft Panama, The old
lady, who ls mad as a Maroh hnre, ls a
hoodoo, nnd no ono wlll remain on tho
shlp. She rofuses to leavo, and ns the
vessel ls sound and thoro Ia plonty to
eat and drlnk, and ahe has a servant Who,
Jn the opinion of all hands, hns bewltched
the vessel, or brought bad luck aboard,
po ope wlll stop. Sho thlnks that sho is
golng to meet the emperor of China, who,
sho sayp ls golng to jrmrry her, Betwoon
herself, hor servant, the parrot nnd tlio
monkey, there has been to much funny
buslnoss. Sho refusea to go wlth ua, ro
wo are golng to leavo hor to do the best
that aho catu lt Ib too long a story to
tell, lf anyono comes aoross her, aml
wanta to tako.ohargo of her, they ar*
welcomo. Sho haa loada of money wlth
her, but no ono haa touched lt, ' Bhe Is
qulot onotlgh, but oraey, and we hav*
had enough of hor.
"John Grant, Master.'
"What the doueo aro we to do?" ask.
ed Brent, In a quandary.
"Do, man? Thero la only one thlng to
do that I soo, you wlll have to *be th*
omporor of Chlna, or I wlll be, and wo
tako her, together wlth tho Hlndu and
tho llve atock, on board the Badger/to
aay nothlng of hor monoy and belonglnga.
Wo cannot leavo hor here, aa that would
bo oruol, and we can put up wlth her
tlll wo land, or roach eomo apot wher*
wo can place hor ln safe keplng."
"All rlght, hero goos. You can be th*
omporor, and 1 wlll be your prlme minis?
ter, or any old, thlng, aa long aa we get
her out of thln place, ao that wo can get
"Vory well," waa the reply, "you wlll
havo to do tho talklng, ns tho emporor
nover sponks In tho presence of outsld
era, If ho can got lt done for hlm. It la
below hia dlgnlty. You have been'ln
Chlna ot courso7"
"O, yea, lndeod."
"Thon you undoratand the game, Oo
Thls conversatlon was carrled on ln
low tonos, and tho olderly brldo-elect
had sat In dlgnifled sllenco at the othei*
end of tho cnbln, whilo they tafkod,
, "Madnm,',' snld Brent, rislng from hli
chalr and bowlng, "hls acrene hlghnosa
deslrcs- mo to convoy to you tho llght
Of hls countennnce, ond bids you ac
company. hlm to hls vessel of atate,
whoroon you.wlll bo properly lodgod as
beflttlng, your exalted rnnk."
"I ahall bo pleased to do aa the em?
poror wlshes," waa the reply. She aald
a fow words to the Hlndoo, who had rd
turnod, and who now prostrated himaelf
nt thfe feet of tho captaln,
Tho lattor porson. bolng well used to
tho,*way of tho oaatern peoplo, took no
notlce of thls aot of homage, but atepped
ovor to who.ro tho lady atood.
"Hia aoreno majosty suggosts that you
prepare your robes and auch gold and
sllvor as you may have, ao that you
may havo (hom transported wlth you.
"I wlll do so," she Bald with great dlg?
nlty. which was dlsturbing to Bront's
senso of the ludlcrous. but ho know that
It would not do to laugh, or In any way,
show tho least algns of amusement.
"I wlll rotlre whilo you attond to lt,
and whon you oro ready lf you wlll
klndly dispatch your servant to me I
wlll soo that my men ald him lt! taklng
thom to tho boat whlch awnlts you,
Blessed lf I can keop up thls hlghfalutli. ?
language any longer," ho addod to him?
solf. as wlth a low bow ho rotlred.
(Fitzmorrla had preceded hlm and was
seated on tho deckhouse convulsed wlth
laughtor. _?".: _f'J
"Woll, how does your grand nigh
whatsernamo llke your posltion? They
aro gettlng norvoua on the Badger. Mar
ohamp haa drawn up closer and haa triea
to slgnal onco or twlce. but a* I do not
understand the business I could mak*
no reply." . . ,?
"Humanlty Is a great thlng. old map,
eald Brent, "but lt oan be overdone. ,It
wo hovon't our hands full wlth that old
lunatlo beforo wo get through than. I
am mlstakon. Lot me eaa whatj Mar
champ wanta." ?'
?Ho stood up on top of the deckhouse
and looked over to where tho Badger
roso and fell gracefully on the gray seas,
Very soon he began to wave flrat ono
arrn and then tho othor. and then both.
lu regular rotatlon. ? ?
"What on oarth nre you dolng?" Mki.
FltzmorrlB wlth wldo-open eyes, Tiaye
you Jolned the lunatlo asylum also? ?
"Not at all. 1 am telegraphlng, that
la all. As I havo no flag I havo .to use
my arms. You should havo learned thal
in your milltary tralnlng."
"Our milltary tralnlng la more con
fined to crlcket and polo," sald the gov?
ernor wlth a smilo. "You beat us there.
"Yes, and.somo dny yon wlll suffer
for lt. mnrlc my words. Thoro I hava
satlsfled Marchamp and prepared Mad
eleln for her crazy vlsltor. Wo muat
keop up tho comody tlll we reach Fer
nandoa, and then perhaps wo can shlp
Ho looked down on the deck and com
menced to laugh. .
"That llttlo boggar of a monkey is
trying hls hand at lt. too.". he sald
polntlng to tho llttlo beast, who wlth
hls eyes flxed on tho sailor, was wavlng
his 'arms to and fro In Imltatlon of "hls
gestures, whlle tho threo foremost hands
woro doubled up with laughtor .at tha
torward oiul of tho poop deck.
To be continued to-morrow.) i
Famous "Financier" Dylng.
"Flvo hundrod and twenty per cont."
Mlllor, who wns convlcte?* of glgantla
rnbbory under tho gulse of a got-rlcn
qtilck sohomo ond sont to prison Jtor a
lonK term of yoars. seoks a dismlssal
from conflnoment and full pardon beeause
ho "b about to dlo. That Is the reason
glvon for tho applicatlon*-hether tlie
facts warrant lt or not. Whlle t may
bo true in Mlllor's caso that ho ls ln a
hopelossly bad wny, thoro ls llttlo to com? j
mond lt ln tho plen of n <Jl8?barge even
lf ho cannot Btirvlvo long, Thls ls not ho
causo Miller ls a worso crlmlnal than'
tho common run of convlcts, but bocausa
thoro Is no moro flt endlng for suoh a
careor ns hls, and rus that of tho average
mnn In a State prison, thun to conclude
lt ln captlvlty lf ho cannot outllvo hla
term of sentenco.?Buffalo Nows,
a > i
Its Good Uses.
Long nbsencos of tho President front
tho cnpltnl of tho country aro In somo
respects usoful, They show how well
tho ropubllc can got along under 'ordl?
nary clrcumslun.es wlthout a Chlef Ex*
ecutlvo. Thut Is ln accord wlth tho dc
slgns of tho vvlse framors of our ndmlra
ble systom. Tholr tdoa was that there
should bo ns llttlo government ns lt waa
posslblo to got itlong wlth. Tho peoplq
should bo taught to take caro of them?
selves. Oovornment Is not tho mnin
sprlng ot socloty. . It ls only n soft of
pollco regulatlon, to ba brought Into play
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