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VIRGINIANS TAKE HIGH HONORS
AT SOUTHERN BAPTIST SEMINARY
(Special to The Titnes'-Dlepatoh.)
LCUlSVH-iIiE, KY-, May 2.?The offer
of $1,000,000 made by tho Atlanta Baptists
to haere the Southern Baptist Theological
.Seminary removed from Louisville to At?
lanta, Ga,, has caused no little stir
among the Baptist ot tills State. The
Baptists of Kentucky aro beginning to
realise that they will have to work if the
Institution remains at Louisville.
It. Is expected that quite a spirited dis?
cussion will 'be? witnessed when the ques?
tion o'f removal ' comes up before tho
Southern Baptist Convention, whloh will
meet ? In a few days In Savannah, Ga.
There Is already a great deal of discus?
sion of the matter In this State. Ken?
tucky has done a great deal for the Sem?
inary, and will do all In hor power to
koep It at Louisville.
When the Institution was In her Infancy
and passing through the molt dlffloult
port of hor existence, Kentucky came to
her rescue, and made large donations to
havo hor removed from Greenville, S.
C? and located In Louisville. The Semi?
nary Is the largest of Its' kind In the
,-?'-???^, and has reached a world-wldo
fame. Students from nearly all parts of
tho world sit at the foot of her learned
This has been one of tho most success?
ful sessions In her history. The gt;aduaU
! Ing ?lass this session to on? of the lar#
' est ever turned out by her In any on?
session, There are two Th. ??'?, thirty
Th. M.'s and eomo ten or twelve who will
take the English degree. Virginia doesnt
fall to give her quota to the number. She
has more full fraudate? than any other
Abavo are given pictures of the Th.
M.'s, who are to be counted among the
leading young men of thle Southland and
one who Is expecting to reoelve the ap?
pointment as missionary to Bratti.
John Jeter Hnrt,? of BallsvlHe, V*., Is
one of the quintette, who wir take his Th.
M. He was educated at Richmond Col
lego. While there he won many honors,
among them being th* writers' readers'
and historical medals. ? Ho also received
a unanimous vote of having done more
for tho oollege than any other student.
Since he haa been at the Seminary he
has been business manager of-the Semi?
nary magazine. Hie plans for the future
are not definitely decided upon yet He
Ih now considering a call from the Hen?
derson (N. C.) Baptist Churoh, also an
offer to become. Junior editor of. one of
our loading Western peapers. The sub?
ject of Mr. Hurt's thesis Is "Candor tn'
The seoond In this quintette to Sidney
MoFarlond Soweit, of Hardware, Va. Mrv
Sowell Is one of the strongest men at
the Institution, being an A. M. of Rich?
mond College. While at the Seminary ho
was pastor of a leading church near
Louisville. Ho Is expecting to be appoint?
ed aa a missionary to Brazil by the For?
eign Missionary Board this spring. The
subject of his thesis Is "Novel in Vir?
ginia Prior to the Civil War,"
John Walton Cammaok, of QOlddale,
Va., another of the quintette, will also
take his Th. M. degroe. Mr. Cammack
graduated from Rlohmonte Collego in
' r0i by taking his A. M. While at College
ho won many honors, among them being
the best debaters' medal- of th? Institu?
tion. He has aooepted a.position as teach?
er at Rawllngs Ihotltute, Chorlottesvllle,
Va., and will also enter the University
as an applicant for the Ph. D. degree.
Mr. Cammack has ohosen as the subjoot
of his thesis "ProgTe?? of International
Joseph Pendleton Scruggs, of Crozot,
Va,, le another ' of ' the Th. M.'s. Mr.
Scruggs was educated at Richmond Col?
lege, having taken the A. B. degree from
that institution In '00 He has not de?
cided where will locate yet. The subject
of his thesis is "John Knox, the Reform?
er of Scotland."
The last of Virginia's quintette o? Th.
M.'s Is John Le?nidas Rosser, of Rust
burg, Va. Mr. Rosser took the A. B.
degree from... Roanoke,. ..College.. ;ln ??.
While at that Institution he won the
scholarship medal,' whloh was'awarded to
the best English student He'has'hot de?
cided where he will locato. He hns sev?
eral calls under consideration. The sub?
ject of his thesis to "Present Day Optim?
? PROTECTING THEMSELVES.
J 'rAiU By OPTE READ.
It was an uncommon meeting in Chica?
go?a number of liquor dealers assembled
to declare against the use of intoxicants.
This declaration, of couree, is of the
rature of a oloae corporation and Is not
held out to the general public When
liquor dealere by their solemn and dellb
ieratlve aotldft declnre that their "old pr??
vete stock'* a?d* "old musty ato" cannot
?with safety be taken Into the stomach,
?what must be the opinion of the outsldert
These men havo acted wisely. They
?hove not pr*ached| they have Illustrated.
"There. are, however, no keepers of 0011
?plcuous saloons that would advise a man
to get drunk A drunken man In a saloon
Is too forcible an example, Is too much
given to quick acquaintance with men
who have not taken enough to drive away
Therefore he hurts business. The sa?
loon's best customer la the man wlio can
keep on drinking without getting drunk,
from whose countenance cornea forth no
It Is a mistake to suppose that all sa?
loon keepers aro brutal. Into their piarne
human nature goes to emphasise or weaken
Itself, and human nature is not an un?
mixed evil. When you spook of a man
that understands human nature, the short
of sight suppoao you mean on? that con
Many a woman with real possibilities of "Style" sacri?
fices those possibilities on the altar of a bargain counter
when she buys cheap Shoes.
for just a few cents more she might han
had the " Stylo of a ' ?Dorothy podd ' " Jhoe t
But to save these few cents she pinches her feet, crowds
them,, risks corns, endures discomfort, and Joses the
whole element of style at ? most important point in her
Oxfords $2.50. Boots $3.00.
Specials SOc, more.
Fast color eyelets do not wear brassy
TMAO aW? aY/ioao sT?sers
Mt the error and vlolousnes rather than
any good In the human family.
And if human nature buys so much of
And if human nature buys bo much of a
whiskey, he also ?ells some of it In Ken?
tucky ?omo of the distillers have belonged
to "beet famille," and in England more
than one brewer ha? been knighted. But
for all that, tbe vender of "hot stuff Is
responsible for many lapses and cannot
be regarded as the Color sergeant in the
onward maroh of civilization.
Organised a temperance movement!
Out of the National Liquor Dealers' Ast
Iteration the prohibitionists may plok
their next candidat? for the presidency.
It would be no more surprising than tho
resolution of a number of Chicago spirit
vender* binding themselves In security
against the ravagea of their own stock in
If a party of butcher? should assemble
In an avowed determination not to eat
any of their own meat, and the report
should get out. It would be the end of
their buelnea. It would be a blow more
?ffootlve than that which the beef trust
dealt the local slaughterer of the villago
? scientist whose name 1? not likely to
go down the chutes of time as a great
discoverer has declared that alcohol is a
food, particularly for the n?rvea. It may
be a sort of food for the nerves whin the
night before tho nerves wore over fed with
Ihe same food, but alcohol as a regular
diet would hardly ?natal ? an army on the
Another advanoed thinker thought, not
long ago, that he had found a permanent
oure for the drink habit, that of cultivat?
ing a disgusti and, to foster this loathing,
he established a sanitarium where every
thng was oooked In whicfeey.
The steaks wero fried In alcohol, and
the bread, before brought to table, was
soaked In liquor that stood at 10O in tho
ehado. The first patient was an old
fellow that had acquired the reputation of
town drunkard. Aa is usual in suoh eases
he had married the belle of Uie com?
Well, he remained during six weelca at
the Institution and Own ho was pronouno
ed cured. When he reached home tho
neighbors caino around to encourage him.
To unsure him that onoe more he had be?
come a. factor In their affairs they re?
minded him that his taxes were due and
that he would have to restrain tho natur?
al Impulses of his cow and keep her from
roaming at will In tho streets, bawling
on the public square when the evening
sun was low and at nightfall rubbing
against a corner of the oourthouwe. .
Thus encouraged, the town drunkard
was resolved to lead ft better life. But
one day at dinner he ?aid to his wife:
"I'm afraid I've boon spoiled by the cook?
ing over at that lvoapltal. They had a
way of frying uteak that suited me, and
their broad was out of ?'ght."
That was the extent of his disgust,
Action against man's ancient enemy Is
tckea nearly every day, sometimes In the
ancient way and sometime? $Y unlquo
process, such a? tho moya made blT some
of tho Chicago liquor dealers. ' Several
weeks ago a City Councilman In a Ne
broek? town rose and said that ho wished
a* submit * resolution, it *W brought
fc?wardi ?la the clerk feed, "KeeorV?d?
That liquor,to bad," ... ?
Among alt thinkers there are men thai
constantly warn their fellow? not to go
too fast, So, In the Council the conserva?
tive? urged ft.dtoansnlon o? the matter,
and finally th? resNrution w?0 amended to
read, "Resolved, That lb* liquor In thto
town ts bad."
lu that form the enaotment siahcts to?
day, and upon "otmservfttrv* authority" It
Is said fhftt ne ?ne has bed caus? t? ques?
tion its truth,
? Berlin physician turned rooentSy from
his Work of finding sdentino death In
American moats to the more tangible ob
oervatlon thai m'liquor thoro is energy.
Thle win not raJee 'any very noisy dispute.
Any on?' that had had to help hold a
drunken mnn that wantofl to fight the
othor fellow??o long as he was held?will
agree that In drink there is tlie exorcise
of much mutole. And It has been known
to mike the impotent strong.
A man that to too weak to work has
beon known to ellmb many flights of
stairs, after th* elevator had stopped run?
ning, lo labor for a small loan In order
that he might get whiskey to .drink.
This is an age of protective associations,
It Is said that both fnctlons of feud In
West Virginia have organised themselves
Into "K Mutoml Life insurance Com?
Interesting Meeting of Ablngdon Bar
Association on May 11th.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlepateh.)
ABTN?DOW, TA-, Mar ?r-lt ?honM bo
interesting to *v*rr reader of the dally |
press m Virginia to learn that Washing?
ton county, the oldest of tho region west
of the Blue Ridg?, h?? awakened, after
her slumber of MO years, and Is feeling
the otrarulus of the twentieth century ac?
tivity, She to beginning to build iron
bridges ovor the threo rivers that divide
hen large territory. Telephones and ru?
ral free delivery ore radiating from her
ancient caipital to her romotost sections,
The oounty courthouse has been, under
the present Board of Supervisore, eup
ported by Judgo Cu raminga, Internally re?
organised and beautiflod. The wall? heve
been handsomely painted and tbe columns
renewed.. Additions for Judge's room and
bath-rooms, and grounds for popular use
as bitohlng grounds have been provided,
and now the most favored counties may
well look to then- laurel?,
On the 11th of May next the -?totageon
Bar Association will have a most Interest?
ing meeting within tho walla of the newly
roroodoled building. Its wall? will on that
day be deooratod with portraits of the
circuit Judges that from the forties down ,
have adorned its able bench. Presenta?
tion speeches will be made by D. P.
Bailey, John- A. Buchanan. Danieli Trlgg,
R M. Page, Patrick Hagan and James
L, White, who will deliver tftejjwrtrslts
of Judges BetUl, Hopkins, ITalkerson,
Campbell, Johnston end Ketty. All_,01
these have passed to the groat beyond.
On Monday last, court day, no liquor
lloensea were applied for outside,'?Pi?Ui?.
town of Ablngdon, and only Aye within
the town, of whloh three were for re?
tailing at *S60 and two for ordinaries, at
$175. Bristol city Is, of cours?, not in?
cluded In this statement
For some timo Bristol, Tennessee, has
to an alarming extent beon infested with
typhoid feveri .'while Bristol, Virginia,
hns been almost or enUrely exempt The
etream on whloh both towns are built
passes through Bristol Va-, first, and
then on through Bristol, Toon. The lat?
tar h<is been obtaining ber whole supply
from the large King Spring, whloh Is be?
low both towns. Ro?ontly the Tennessee
water has been analyzed, at Baltimore
and pronounced "polluted and unlit for
drinking purposes." ..This, leaves, Bristol,
Tenn, wholly without healthy water
supply. Tn this emnrgenoy the City
Council of Bristol, Vft.. which has an
abundant supply of pure water, held ?
meeting and promptly placed the use of
Us water supply for drinking purposes
at the froe uso of the Tennessee tc-vm,
HIGHLAND APPLE CROP
Many New Orchards Are Being Planted
(Special to The -Times-Dispatch.)
MONTEREY, VA., May? 8,-The high?
land apple crop has apparently weath?
ered the severe blasts of the month Just
closed, and. Judslng from appearances,
a more abondant orop could not have
been looked for. While the season for
fruit and freozlng is not past; a feeling
of security is much more freely Indulged
In after tho May days are oome.. The loss
of smaller fruits Is deplored, but there
la no comparison botwoon su?h a failure
and that of the apple orop. Many varie?
ties of apples reach a high standard of
perfection In these mountains, and the in?
creased Interest la,-apple-growing in
Itlghland Is evidenced by tho numerous
deliveries of young trees year after year.
Many large young orohards have been
planted this spring. ;?.?'. ":.._,'. __.
The first session of, the Monterey High
School, under Mr.'" H. 8. Stout, closed
on Friday evening last, and Mr. Stout
has gone to his Augusta home for a short
vaoatlon. His management of the school,
along every line, has been very ?satis?
factory, and tho board has oontraated
with him for the coming session. The
cause of education In Monterey, bo long
cramped and crippled, has materially Im?
proved during the past year.
A privato school, under Miss Ballte Wil?
son, still continues la the primary room
of the new building, ??_ :
Rev, ??. C. Root and wife have taken
up quarto? in the Shumate house, and
will remain during'?"the ?Summer. Mr.
Boot la a minister of the Baptist Church,
the only one in the oounty. He hails
from Lexington. Va.', and comes to High?
land to engage In colporteur and mission
work for hie church. '?."??'. _
Mr. Jacob Hevener, of Crabbottom, haa
moved to his new home seven mllos north
of Staunten. Besides the members of
his own family, ho was accompanied by
his sistor-ln-law, Mine MoNlel, who will
epond tho summer in Augusta,
Miss Nannio Sterrett, of Crabbottom,
has returned from a protracted visit to
Hot Springs. . __. ,
Mrs. J, Wesley Havener, of Highland,
who hnu long been In ill health. Is now
In a critical condition. '.'-'.I
. Hon. Charles P. Jones, reotor of the
University of Virginia, paid the Institu?
tion and other eastern points a visit this
R, B, Campbell has purchased of James
H. Botkln a ornali,? but desirable, tract
of land Just south of Monterey; consider?
Mr, O. C. Arbogast, a well-known
young buslnoss man of Monterey has
boon forced, on account of Ill-health, to
give up his work temporarily.
Eata-hli shacl a'Century Ago,
JTjOR 100 years?26 admlnls
? tratlons?we hnve had
the patronage of those closely
Identified with the highest offi?
cial and social life of the Capital
[3?"*Upon satisfactory references
we will be pleased to send goods
QALT & BRO.,
1107 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Washington, B> <*
Many do not know?thousands do not understand?the
merchandising power of this store, A few convincing specials
for Monday* The Shirtwaist Department has many new styles
4*6. ft* ?hite t?ete? siasi Irmerttng
Luwn waist) ?5c vulue,
Me, for Embroidered White Law*
Waist?) the ?1.00 value,
D?o. tor Silk Meroerised or Lao? smd
Inserting Trimmed Lawn Waist**.
11,25 and |l.eo vahies,
11,10 for full embroidered fieni
lawn waist s ? ll.TS Valu?,
OOo, for Tuohcd Front ?0? Baok
Lawn Wulat*| 75c, valu*,
|3.t0 for White Chins, Bilk -waists,
handuomely mnde| I4.SI valu?.
White and Fancy Dren
G?. t*t ?Mrwh Indi? Unrast latin.
21 a. for 80?. grade white Batiste ear
80?. for 60c grade French Nainsook,
10a tor Striped White Madrosi l?o.
? 1-3o. for Thin tAoe-etrtped Mus?
lins) the lZtto. quality. '
1Be. for fine quality white figured
piquea j the 25o, grade.
BU* for i??mrfl wifl? tight peroni e? ?
10 and lfttto. quality,
BV40. for new pattern? la ???&a. gtasv
?Via, for blade and wWte potka, dot
piques | worth 18 a,
Bpeolnl price in colored lawn???.,
?^?.) and S 1???,
Mo. for 45-lnoh Plum?*?? Bw??, en?
tirely newt worth 40?,
19o. for Lucerne , Me-ueseltn?, fig?
ured, worth ?7Ho) special for Monday,
Mo, ?> yard for newest patterns in
47%o.? a yard for best trae? of fig?
ured Bilks t the 75?. one?.
eoo. a yard for fine grade Taffeta
Bilk tn black and colors?the $1,00'
89o. for ? lack-strip ed arenedinee?
Special for Monday..
Ladles' Muslin Underwear
Surprisingly Low Priced
12 a for Corset Covers.
Me. for lace-trimmed Comet Covers?
8??. for Ladles* laos-trlmmed draw?
4?o. for TuoKed and. Hamburf-tr?n
OOo. for ????, tucked, luU-length
' 75o, for fanoy-trimmed and tucked
aso. for Hemstitched Whit? Brirts. >
40o. for ?klru??8-lnoh trimming and
08m for beautiful Ine? and erabroW
Mo. for Children1? Downs?the ?to.
10o. pah* for Children's drawers.
18??. for China Mattings.
Btripes and Cheek??worth Mo.
10 2-3o. for Heavy China Matting?,
the 25c and 80o. quality.
tOo. for Japanoee Unon Warp Mat?
ting?extra heavy?worth 8?0,
26c for Blue, Ited or Oreen Cheek
Matting?worth 8Gu. ,
ARE TURNING TO
Labor Has Become Increas?
ingly Scarce In Northum?
(?paetal to lb* TtmesJHspstA.)
HBJATHaVTLujID, VA., May 2v-S*ce
labor has become so scares in this section
the better olasa or farmers aro beginning
to turn their attention to the raising ot
?took. Those who have, up .to this timo
tried stock-raising, say that there are
better profits reoelved, considering the
labor employed, than from any other
source. Stock Is scarcer throughout the
Northern Neck Just now than It-has been
for several years,? but those who are
thinking of turning.their farina Into such
an industry will look In other: directions
for a source of supply.
?All'kinds of stook are demanding good
prices and hog? are especially high and
scarce, A few years ago ' nearly every
farm owned a flock of sheep and It la
eald that the profits receved were very
satisfactory, but lately the nocka have
been decreasing, farmers claiming that It
is Impossible to raise other, stock in the
earn? pasture with them as they grase
the land too close. As a result of raising
stock, farms ..will be put tn a much bet?
ter condition. Those who are purchas?
ing stook are getting the improved kind
and with large fields of grass it is evl
"dont that success will meet those who
are engaging in the new Industry.
' The nsw fish steamer Potomac, built by^
the H. 3, Codd Company, of Baltimore,
has become one of the three new fishing
steamers to be added this season to the
plant of McNeale and McOill, at Reed
vllin, Northumberland county. Bellows
and Squires recently caught a quarter of
a million menhaden. The fleh are showing
up In large numbers, but are very poor.
Nearly all of th? fish faotorles of Lancas?
ter and Northumberland are ready to be?
gin operations as soon as the alewlve* be?
come a little more plentiful. V
A large sheepsbead was caught In a
trap.in the Rappahannook River recent-,
ly.by Leonard Payne, This was never be?
fore heard of in that section, for as a
usua] thing they aro not seen In those
waters before the last of May. Many soft
crabs are being caught In the Fotomao
and Rappahannook, they are bringing es?
pecially good prloes.
Joe Pearson, while operating a mower
on the "Island" farm on Saturday, was
accidentally shot in the left arm. He was
oarrylng with him on the seat of the
mower a shotgun, which fell off nnd
discharged, the entire load passing
through the muscle of his arm.
Dr. M. M, Walker, of Westmoreland,
left-recently for Baltimore, New York
and other points, to be absent for about
Mr. J, M. Omohunflro smd daughters,
Misses Bessie and Juliette, are spending
this week In Baltimore.
Mrs. C, E-. Oarner, of Lewlsetta, accom?
panied by her two, daughters, Mfsaee Oer
trudo and Daisy, will leave In a few days
for Washington en route to the mountains
of "Virginia, where they expect to spend
Misa Mamie Rives, of ' duns Hill Va.,
who has bean the guest of Rev. R. Mere?
dith for some weeks, returned to her
home on Thursday,
Mr. Charles Atwill, a ?on of ex-Mayor
8. B. Atwill, of IClnsale, will take the
competitive examination for the purpose
of selcotlng a candidate for appointment
as midshipman to the "United States Na?
val Academy at Annapolis, In the city
of Frederlckefourg, on the Oth of May,
A lodge of the order of the 'Coming
Men of America" was organized here
recently. The following officers were
clootod: President, M. W, Rowe; Vloe
Presldent, O. B, Hogan) Speaker, A, J,
Bunt! Secretary and Treasurer, William
B. Beale) Director, Alley Bossnn! Senti?
nel, Robert Boole. This Is the first lodge
of this order that has been orgunlzod in
?the State, though It is especially popular
In the more Southern States,
Miases" Louise and Lillian Anderson
nnd Mies Janle Hall, who bayo been vis?
iting friondu in Washington, have re?
Mr, J, C, Jones, of Atlanta, Qa,, has
beon spending some time hero,
Mr, J, 10. Anderson bas boon epondlng
some time ylettlng hie sister, Mrs,
Chirles Thomas, of Merry Point, Lancas?
ii S ?
A HISTORIC SWORD
Never in Battle, but a 8ouvenlr of La?
fayette's Visit to America.
(Special to The Ttmes-DlspatcIO
COLUM??lA. VA., May 2.?Tuero hangs
In tho hall of a quaint farm house near
hero a sword which has an Interesting
history despite the fact that it lifts
novor boon uaod on a battlefield nnd Is
therefore " a bloodless blade." -It waa
first owned by Colonol Josopb, Stophen
Portias, who wa* born In 1793,. and was
used by him while he was oornmundlng
?Hllioer o? the ??????a??a militia. The
ilude of this old sword Is of lino stool, em?
bellished with gilt figures and the handle
which Is ot silver plato and Ivory, U form?
ed appropriately of the head and beak
of en eaglo, the. whole malting ft very
When Lafayette voltea the UjtiUed
States In 1?W and was traveling by coach
from Richmond to Ohartottosyllle, he wis
mot at the Oooobland county (ino by the
JTluvanna miUfa, under corfimand of Col,
^Perkins, ?f? ucud a? a gwtx?, of toowir.
R. H. BOSHER'S SONS,
15 South Ninth Street.
IF YOU ARE
do not fail to coll and see our UP-TO-DATE line of Carriages.
Wo lead in stylo and quality, CARTS and PONY TRAPS
for tho little ones. VICTORIAS, DEPOT RO0KA.WAYS, SUR
RETS and PHAETONS for the grown-up peopK
REPAIRING AND REPAINTING.
escorting the beloved Frenchman to the
Albomarle county line. While passing
through Fluvanna oounty, he wae ten?
dered a handsome dinner at "Wilmington,
which was served at Cole's Tavern and
on this auspicious occasion. Colonel Per?
itane, wearing this sword and accom?
panied by his staff attended the honored
The sword Is carefully preserved and Is
highly valued by tho descendants of Col,
Perkins, who will hand It down from gen?
eration to generation an heirloom left
by a man whose name was as spotless
as hla untarnished sword.
Tho ground remains too wet for much
farming to be done, Gardens are very
late. Tobacco plants which were badly
stunted by the frost are beginning to grow
rapidly. Grass Is looking weih There Is
a fino prospoct tor a full crop of late ap?
Mr. and Mrs. Cahell, who-? purchased
Point of Fork last fall will have the hand?
some old house thoroughly repaired and
beautified. When completed It will be
ono of tho handsomest country homes In
Mra Grace Harland and family of Chi?
cago will arrive In a few days and will
ocoupy "Chatham," the ??? old place
formerly owned by Colonel George W.
Pottlt from whose widow Mrs. Hartona
bought the property.
Mrs. James Owens, of Baltimore, to
spending a week or more -with Mrs. Rus?
Dr. James A. Richardson, -who has been
critically 111 Is thought to be somewhat
Mra. Alexander Durvln and daughter,
Luollo, are guesta of Mrs. !.. Shophord.
Dr. Alfred Gray so well known In Rich?
mond, Is spending a few days with Mo
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A, A. Gray,
Judges of Lunenburg and
Prince Edward Soon to
Consider Liquor Licenses.
(Speculi to The TJniea-Dlspatea.) ?
MKHBRRIN, VA., May ?.?It to a very
rare occurrence that a man on his death
bed will make arrangement? for his hurlai
expenses and figure tho cost of his fun?
eral. Such was the case of Mr. John L.
Jourwoval, who dlod near hero a few days
ago. As has boon mentioned In Tho
Tlmes-Dlepatch, Mr. Jourvenal cama h*ro
from Kansas, and It was well known that
ho had a considerable sum of money
whon he first came. He has made this
placo his home for quite a number of
years and has spent a very quiet, modest
Ufo. He was taken III several months
ago, and he lingered on. gradually glow?
ing worse, and a few days bofore ho dlod
he began to realise that tho end was very
near, and he' being short of cosh money
began to plan to raise funds to defray
his burial expenses. He tried several
plans to raise the required sum, but
failed, when his step-daughter arrived
from Now York to be with him to the
end, He Immediately laid hi? troubles bo?
fore her, whereby he succeeded In dispos?
ing of all of his personal property for
the required ?urn, and a hill duly signed
was glvon the purchaser, and tho amount,
$23, was handed over, Up to this time ho
hod been very restless for fear ho could
not ralso the price which ho had figured
out for bis ooffln and other necessary
expenses, but as soon ea this deal was
made he was contented to tho end. He
claimed that he had given hto cash to
hiu relatives near his former home,
The saloon men may have to close up
for ? fow days until the Judges In Prince
Edward and Lunenbur? consider their
application, which has peon mado sjv*
eral daya ago, but Is being hold up. The
petitions have boon gotten up in both
counties for both liquor and police pro?
tection, but neither.-up to this time lias
been aoted upon, Hlthougji they have been
presonted to the judges, who, It is said,
is waiting the motion ot the applicants.
Counsel will be employed by the saloon
men and It is expected to oomo up in
Lunenbur'g on Monday week, and a
battle royal Is expeoted to take place be?
tween the applicant and those' opposing
11. It la the impression that thoy will
be defeated ?nd Meherrin will bo dry for
the next twelve months.
Captain Goorre ?. price, who was hurt
in a wreck at Drake's Branch a few day?
ago,.la not us well ut present as he was
the first of the week. It Is thought by
his physician that hi? right hand will
have to he/ amputated, unless a, change
comes eoon. " '
(Special to The Tlmee-Dtepfttoh.)
TWXMAN'fl MiWyarA^ **ajr 9*-M ,
tho lost meeting of the Madison Taber?
nacle Committee, Hev. C. P. Corner,
chairman, it waa decided to open the
Chautauqua, August EStb, continuing ten
It will be under the dlreoton of Rev..
George R. Stuart Sam Jones will be
present the flrnt three days. A fine
quartette from New Tork will furnish a
portion of the muelo during tho time and
the programme will bo varied arid attrac?
tip in. the Alleghantes, 2,300 Met above
eoa. level. Elegant Bwlmmlng pools) oool
night?! fine mountain eoeneryj strongest
Iron nnd.carbonated water In America,
.Write for booklet.
B, F. EAKLK, Manager.
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oratlo and. inoxpenslvo poroh and
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have juBt j'oceivoil a largo Invoice of
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