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THE SERVIAN REVOLUTION.
The news from Servia Is indeed start?
ling. Night before last a military revo?
lution broke out. nnd the troops, under
tho lend of an oftlcor, surrotinded the
palace, nssasstnated King Alexander,
Queen Draga, tho Queen's sister, the
Queen's brother, and several of the
King's ministers. Prince Knrageorge
Vltoh was thon proclaimed King, and the
people generally seemed to rejoice In the
Servia Is a small kingdom, consisting of
sixteen provinces, and comprising ran
area of 1!),0M square miles, with a popu?
lation of about 2,600,000. In area it Is
about half the size of Virginia. It Is In
the main an agricultural country, and
most of Its trade Is In agricultural pro?
ducts. From tho beginning of the Christ?
ian era. Is has been chiofly noted for Its
revolutions. It has also had some out?
side wars?one with Turkey, in 1S76.
In this war the Servians were Joined by
numerous Russian volunteers, but they
were defeated, and peace conditions were
signed In 1877. A month later war be?
tween Russia anfl Turkey broke out, and,
r<it course, Servla's sympathies wero with
Russia, but she remained neutral until
the fate of the war had boen practically
decided by. the fall of Plevna. The rec?
ognition of Sorvia'e Independence and an
important Increase of ite territory to the
southward, demanded by Russia at the
close of the war, was agreed to by tho
Berlin Congress In 187S.
In 1885 Servia went to war with Bul?
garia, and was again unsuccessful, but
on the Intervention of the great powers
a treaty of peace was signed In the eame
On March 0th, 1S89, King Milan abdi?
cated in favor of his son, Alexander, then
a child of thirteen. For several years
the government was carried on in the
riamo of Alexander by two regents.
These in l&iil expelled from the kingdom
the Queen Mother, who had been divorced
Alexander became King In 1893, and
promulgated a new constitution on April
Ah, 1&01. IuMhat y?,iar there were nume?
rous politicai"'changea, and the seeds of
ite litest revolution, by which the King
Voit his life, were sown. This eonstltu
Vtoz was liberal, although In many points
ib* p;w?T of the King was increased, but
ti.? Kins'i right of decrees was much
cort&lled Leier on this constitution was
i.'/v^:-: '-?.? that seems to have given
rise SO the recent trouble. As soon as
Um King waa killed, however, a procla
EUUon was made by the ministry, de?
claring that from that day the constitu?
tion of April 8th, 1001, came Into force.
It setenas io Americans a terrible thing
for the ruler of a nation and his wife
thus to have been put to the sword, but
the King and Queen were doubtless re?
sponsible for their own undoing. The
Queen, before her marriage (in 1900), was
lndy-ln-wnitlng to Queen Natalie, and,
while ?he was beautiful, her reputation
was none too good. Tha marriage was
violently opposed, and resulted In tho
resignation of the Primo Minister and
ex-King Milan, commander of the Her?
v?an forces. Bince then there has been
much ooaiitliil at court, and It 1? aald
that the reign of the King and Queen
was characterized by the greatest Im?
morality In royal circles,
ENGLAND'S COLONIAL SEC?
As England's Colonial Secretary, Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain, Ih ?very much In
the public ey?? at tills moment, an article
in tho June number of tliu North Ameri?
can Review, by Rt. Hon. Lord Coleridge
has a peculiar iriterebt for American
readers. Lord Coleridge Is bitterly op?
posed, politically, to Mr. Chamberlain
but he deals with iilm in falrnei.su, and
gives a meat I nti ?. itili? sketch of hin
In yesterday's paper wo referred to
'Mr. Chamberlain as a. vernatile politician.
Lord Coleridge In blu sketch ubuuduiitly
vuriii?-. that designation.
HI? public Ufo Uegan in |ha municipality
of Birmingham, ami in ?-73 he became
Mayor of that city, eerylpg f'.r three
your?. He buppllud the town with muni?
cipal water und gua, rernodejed the drain?
age system, cleared out the slum*, und
ni empilai ?A many reforms. At UiU time
be waa an advanced Radical, lie early
Showed that lio waa a man of etrong
mind und of courage, and while lie watt
loyal to hi? Menda, he made no compro
mises with his enemies. He was an In?
tense partisan and always gave prefer?
ence to tho men of his own political
In ???? be became a member of the
House of rnmrnons as a Liberal, nnd Wn*
the champion form tho start of Home
Hulo for Ireland. He naturally became
associated with Mr. Gladstone, nnd ne
he wns a fine rpeaker lie easily took ?
lending part In Parliament. If lie lind
been an American ho would hflivo been
a strong Democrat, for he was opposed
to Imperialism on the one hand, and In
favor of local self-government on the
other. Ho wns a moro advnjiced cham?
pion of Homo Rulo that Mr. Gladstone,
for Mr. Chamberlain could not but bo
an extremist In any cause that he advo?
cated. Ho wns in favor of disestablish?
ment, universal undenominational educa?
tion, manhood suffrage, equal electoral
districts, local option, one mnn, ono vote,
and the abolition of the House of Lords
as a legislativo body. He vigorously
denounced tho government for its altitude
toward Ireland, declaring that Its policy
was "a system founded on tho bayonets
of soldiers encamped permanently ns
In a hostile country, and ns completely
centralized and bureaucratic as that
which Russia governed Poland, or ne
that which prevailed in Venlco under the
But, Ptmngely enough, when tho test
(Mime, when Mr. Glndstono brought forth
his Homo Rulo bill, seventy Liberala un?
der tho titular leadership of Mr. Har?
rington, hut, as Lord Coleridge says, un?
der the real leadership of Mr. Chamber?
lain, voted ngalnst tho bill nnd killed
It. Mr. Chamberlain subsequently gnu'o
lils support to the Conservatives and
"burnt one by ono the gods which he
hnd adored." Lord Coleridge declares
that ho opposed every reform which lie
had advocated, with two exceptions,
Through his Influence tho Conservatives
carried free education, and he absented
hlniBolf whenever tho ConservntK-ca had
to support tho Established Church.
By and by, when lie became Colonial
Secretary, lie issued a circular to the
colonies, "which seemed to point," snld
Lord Coleridge, "In tho direction of a
suggestion for free trade with the em?
pire and protection against tho rest ol
the world; significant of a weakening
conviction on tho part of the old col?
league of Mr. Bright In tho truth of the
doctrine of free trade."
We have not the space to follow Mr,
Chamberlain through the wnr In South
Africn, in -which again he showed that
his Democratic principles had largely
changed, and It Is not surprising that he
came out of that war a Protectionist, nnd
that ho has but recently endeavoretl to
"ram that doctrine down the throats of
tho English people,'; as the politicians
But thanks to the conservatism of Eng?
land he failed. In the nick of timo Mr.
Balfour came to the rescue and saved
Mr. Chamberlain from a complete rout,
but his fight for the tariff was ritmo the
less a- failure. England has prospered
under free trade, and there Is no occasion
for her to depart from the traditions.
BOOTH AND NEY.
The recont sensational story about John
Wllkes Booth recalls the story of
Marshal Ney, of France.
Soon aiter the downfall of Napoleon
many BVench refugees, followers of I1I3,
camo to America and settled near Mon
mouth, N. J. Somewhere about the
year 1SI8, or 1520, Mr. Wilfred Turner,
the grandfather of tho present Lleuten
ant-Governor of North Carolina, nnd a
Mr. Houston, and other prominent citi?
zens of Iredell county, N. C, established
at Turner's Mills an old time "high
school." They advertised In northern
papers for an expert teacher, and in re?
sponse a Frenchman, who gave his name
as Peter Stuart Ney, readied Turner's
Mills by homeback. having rldelen nil the
way from Monmouth, N. J. lie wns an
accomplished gentleman, a echolnr and
an erpert penman. Ho was employed, nnd
during the rest of his life taught school
In ?hat neighborhood. He became very
popular not only with his scholars, but
with the people generally. He was ex?
ceedingly rotlcent, though he early made
It known that he belonged to Napoleon's
grand army. Later ho became very Inti?
mate with Mr. Turner and Mr Houston,
and once when tho hinges of his tongue
had boon loosened by Fevoral extra
drinks of brandy, he gan'e to these gentle?
men a graphic account of the famous
retreat from Moscow, and told how his
soldiers tramped through tho snow, wont
hungry, and were harassed by the Cos
sacks, and how they rallied and dro/e
the Cossacks back and protected the
wagon trains of Napoleon from day to
day. and from night to night.
In this story ho spoke of what he did,
?what his soldiers did and the commands
and orders that he gave, &c, &o.( thus
leaving tho Impression that he was In
command of the famous renr gunrd that
all loaders of history know was com?
manded by Marshal Nt>>\ Moreover, this
school teacher win In feature the very
picture of Marshal Key, and had a scar
On his skull corresponding with that
which Marshal Noy received In buttle
when ho was shot down, and It was
thought that ho was killed. On ?moth
occasion when tills aghool teacher hud
been drinking heavily and had fallen fron,
his horse, two colored mon went tn him,
raised i>im up und in an awkward man
ner got lilil? on the horHO'e back again
Ho bocume Indignant and kicking ono 01
tlm darkii-s with all of his force, ho said,
"What dq you miserable African? me
by handling the Duke of ISIohlngen as
though ho were a gaok of coin."
when the Prince Imperial of France
died thus blunting all hopos that the
Napoleonic dyniiHty would ?wer be re?
stored, Pctor Stuart Ney destroyed a
trunk filled with papera and manuscripts,
and said to those who saw him -make
tho bon-fire, that the Prince Imporla!
heilig deiirt, all his hopea were bloated,
ano those papera were of no further use,
us he could never rollini to France, nnd
that ho cared not how, noon death, re?
moved him from hla soirows. 1U, com?
inoliceli to drink heavily, mal could not
touch school for two weeks, ami (luring
this tibie he told several people (hut he
was nonii other than Marshal Ney. The
expluntlon 1;* gave of hla ??scpao was that
which has been printed time nnd again
to wit: that after ha hnd been sen?
tenced to death, in order to humiliate him
all the more hie own soldiers were ap?
pointed to shoot him down in the Garden
of the Luxembourg. They aimed high,
shot over him, and ho feigned death, hlfJ
body being Immediately turned over to
his relatives who conveyed htm ns rapid?
ly as possible to the const, and ho em?
barked on a ship to charleston? S. C,
whore he landed In Mnrch, 1S1G. Ho went
from there to Moiimouth, N. J., remain?
ing with the French colony for several
yenrs, nnd then went to North Carolina,
as above stated.
Peter Stuart Ney died In IMG, and wne
burled nt "Third Creek Meeting House,"
In lredell county. Senio years ago a Mr.
Woston disinterred the remnins to try
to provo by tho senr on the skull that the
school teacher and the great Marshal
of France wns one nnd the sumo person.
Tho proof wns not satisfactory. However.
Mr. AVeston tins written a book called
"Historic Doubts ns to the Execution of
Marshal Ney." Twenty years ago we
had a lengthy conversation with Mr. Wil?
fred Turner, Jr., nnd Mrs, Dalton, daugh?
ter of the Mr. Houston mentioned above,
who ns children wore students In Ney's
school, They firmly believe flint Poter
Stuart Ney was Marshal Michel Noy, of
RUriORS OF WAR.
It was rumored the other day that the
recent slump In tho stock market wns
due very largely to the fight between tho
Oould Interests nnd the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company. The story goes thnt
soon after the death of the elder Gould,
George Oould had an Interview with J.
P. Morgan, which wns anything but pleas?
ant, linei that when he left Mr. Morgan's
ofllco ho declared that he would never
return, and that ho forthwith made
friends with Mr. Rockefeller. However
that may be, tho fact is there has been
a sharp fight for years between the Gould
roads nnd the Pennsylvania, and the sit?
uation became most acute some time ngo,
when the Pennsylvania won Its case
against the Western Union Telegraph
Company, ono of Mr. Gould's properties,
nnd cut elown some of tho Western Union
Recently the Pennsylvania Road de?
termined to sell $75,000,000 of now stock,
having first entered Into an agreement
with an underwriting syndicate to tako
at a stated price nil the stock which the
stockholders should not subscribe for.
The story now goes that the Gould-Rock?
efeller combine has been endeavoring to
force tho Pennsylvania stock down to
120, with a view to forcing the syndicate
to buy the new issue, then In turn to buy
this largo bulk of stock from the syn?
dicate, nnd so practically to get control
of the property.
?' Officials of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company say that they know nothing
about this allegeel coup of Mr. Goultl's,
and attach no importance to It, anel It
would appear from the sharp rally In
stocks yesterday that the story is not
true. It is inconceivable that sensible
men with such largo Interests at stake
would play such a desperate game at a
time like this.
DISCOVERIES AT JAMESTOWN
The Interesting statement Is made that
Colonel Yonge, of the United States army,
has discovered by excavation at James?
town basements throe feet below the sur?
face of the earth. The location of these
remains and the material used Induce the
conclusion that they are of colonial ori?
The finds at Jamestown have been In?
teresting, rather than rich. The colonists
we-re not over well provided with this
world's goods, and they were under the
necessity of erecting buildings of light
strutturo and mostly of timber, all traces
of which have disappeared In fire and
storm. However, so faithfully havo rel?
ics been preserved of late years, by the
time of the exposition In .1907 oui. exhibit,
no doubt, will havo been formed, which
will altract general attention.
Hud tho name care always been taken
of relics of Jamestown that is now being
taken, we should have a museum of
Tho Cluverlus caso waa quoted in the
decision of the North Carolina Supreme
Court, affirming tho sentence of thirty
years' Imprisonment for Wilcox. The mur?
derer of Fannie Lilian Madison, and that
of'Nell Cropsey, had many features In
common. Each was the victim of a pre?
tended ?over. Each was killed by drown?
ing, and In each instance the defense
strenuously sought to show that tho de?
ceased committed suicide. Cliiverlua, how?
ever, had but one trial, Wilcox had two,
and h/i fared better on the second than on
tha llrut. By the first verdict, lie was
to have been hanged. He is now permitted
to go to the penitentiary for thirty years.
These two cases, to a largo extent, sot
forth the law of circumstantial evidence
and will long be quoted as standard au?
In tho course of debate in tho British
House of Commons the othnr day. H, H.
Avqulth, Advanced Liberal, formerly
llnme BccrStnry, deolared that the reason
fur the abandonment of the grain tax
remained an "unsolved and Inscrutable
mystery." Mr. Chamberlain had told
the public Dial tbe tnx ?lid not rail on
Um consumer, if that was so, its re?
perti wns a "magnificent display of In
tcrnatlonal attachment," as It practically
meant that Great Britain was making a
present to the United Mate* of tho ?2,
,(?',".? which the tax brought In,
Quite so. It in an old dodge or tho
protectionist to contend Butt the for
clgner pays the tariff lax. The consumer
paya It i-V(-iy thru?.
Tin- oldest collection ?f moral maxima
known, le ???? Preste Papyrus, recently
found In the tombs of Egypt, arid which
lina now !"?'?" trapalate?! l,y the tamoua
Fremii acholar. Philippe Vli'fty. Til? doe
muent wan written ninni t V/tl H. O. The
first two page* ?"> the produot of a pre
feet who IVi-c?l 8!*? 11. C. The maxims are.
In ?ubatane?, what limy ar? lu the ?-.?ml
in il.? y, nuil do not differ widely from
tlii.-ti Which find general a?:?:eptancu in
Tim uteriry ?<?????.?? ?sys Napole?n gold
uk (176,026 h'liun?.? i(ii|i-?i ?,r itrrttory, tin?.
annulli wt.i-n.i er'op pf which ?a??\$ pay
tini pun),:?,.? pilie. ?lV///,iyx?, about twin
ty-llYu ili.-.?.. The > .1 ..-.?, ;,.... (fiveii
twelve stars to the national flag, and two
more (Oklahoma and Indian Territory) |
will bo added thereto In tho course of a
Very true. But If Fnmre had kept her
hold upon the ?i?ulslana torritory, Its
development would probably have boon
verv meagre, and we may, therefore,
conclude that her Ions on the transaction
Is by no means so great as would at first
? ? ? ear.
Those bnre-hoadeil ."wise men" who
were following ? brass band around tho
city the other day wero * really wise
enough to step under the slied when old
Jupiter riuvlus commenced to squeeze
Mrs. Hetty ? Green has not announced
what she Is going to do with the twelve
thousand dollar automobllo ehe bought
the other day. She surely Isn't going to
race with it.
That scandalous preacher from some?
where up In New York did not get thor?
oughly repentant until the Norfolk police
took him in hand and had tlio proof of
his rascality nt hand.
Tho bachelor Governor of Kansas Is a
bachelor no longer. Governor Bailey was
married on the evening of tho Oth to a
The New England people aro prepartiig
for "Old Home Week" again. That Is
ono of the Yankoe customs we would love
to see adopted In Virginia.
Anyhow, Kansas and Missouri haven't
n monopoly of the wetness. We aro get?
ting some of the cloudburst effects in old
The Hon. Joseph Chamberlain discov?
ered that tho 13ngllsh people really havo
somo opinions of their own, very do
clded opinions on tho tariff question.
A little more hotel room, and Rich?
mond will be the finest convention city
In tho South.
Wo again offer our congratulations to
President Castro. Ho has put down an?
Castro should toach some of his brother
Central American rulers how to turn
If Prophet Jefferson doesn't make It
this timo he might as well quit tho busi?
Very ungallant knights be those who
refuse tlio society of the women. Bhame
upon you, brethren.
When they go gunning for royalty In
Servia they make a cleun up Job of It.
With a Comment or Two.
With Cleveland watching the cork, Gor?
man doing up Ireland, and Parker hold?
ing court, tho field is open to Mr. Bryan
to grind out moro good names for the
But Mr. Bryan prefers to grind out mor0
words, at which grinding he Is certainly
Dar excellent. ? Frederlcksburg Free
The Wilson News attempts to explain
some recent events in Its neighborhood
In this way:
Then? is an unwritten law of Justice
and right that appeals to man's emo?
tions more strongly than the cold writ?
ten technicalities that so often defeat
Justice of Its ends. And right here wero
sown the needs that later gave birth to
violence and mob lalvi?Richmond Tlmcs
We desire to inform our esteemed ex?
change that the above editorial quoted
from the News had no reference to the
recent event that happened In our town,
but to recent events that happen almost
daily elsewhere.? Wilson News .
As "tho recent event that happened tn
our town" was a lynching, we naturally
supposed that some "references to al?
lusions" were Intended.
Business firms located In tho low lying
section of Richmond find it difficult to
keep their heads nbove water since the
James got its hack up.?Newport News
That Is a case of murdering fact to
mako a passable Joke.
DAILY FASHION HINTS.
(Republlehod with Correct Illustration,)
Among the prettiest styles for gitisi
aro the guimpe ilrcHses?iilwayu becom?
ing, and the full ruffles of lacio or em?
broidery around tho shoulders frumo a
face moBt ohnrmlngly? A pleasing fon
turo of tho design shown here la the
shaped benha, which buttons to the belt
In front. This makes the pattern es?
pecially practical for wash materials, al?
though, when made of tlio woollen ?tuffa
tho stylo Is equally pretty If tlio bortlui
Is doltid with Freno)! knota of contrast?
On receipt of 10 conta this pattern will
ho sent to any uildrOB?. All ont ore must
ho directed to THE LITTLE FOLKS
PATTERN CO., 7S Fifth Avenue, Now
York. When mdeiiug pleuso do not full
to mention number.
No. 4,888? -KIzch for II, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 nnd
14 years. Tbo 9-year s'150 WlU require
f.% y.mlii ?7 Ipchen wido.
Addi ess.......,, ? ?? ? etui ?vi*
? ?? onci of ?hou ff ht
Srn Oixie JZctnd
Wo really do not fear any cataclysm
or other tlli-eful misfortune If Undo Tom's
Cabin Is relegated to the limbo of nonen?
tity. It never amounted to much in tho
beginning, nnd hut for the time, subject
nnd circumstances it would have nover
readied a second edition, it should have
tiled ti-bornlii', but It Isn't too late to lot
it die now.
.Memphis Commercial Appeal:
Tho pleasure-seekers rulo the world, nnd
tho man who Is seeking for some ehno?
billig, elevating thought Or Idea will lind
himself sadly disappointed. He may
search unceasingly, but his efforts will
avail nothing. Literature In no longer ne?
cessary to the better naturo of man. so
desecrated nnd disfigured has it been.
Mr, Cleveland's ndvlco to fishermen,
"Uso good tacklo and good bait, nnd
exorcise a plenty of patience," Is about
as good aelvico ns tho Democratic party
could have at this Juncture
Among the laws that are quietly Ig?
nored In the old one that no olllclal can
recelvo a? present from a foreign power,
except by special permission of Congress.
Vet tho President Is very apt to refer In
every speocli to tho lawlessness of the
Some newspapers are publishing ex?
tracts from John Sherman's speeches
In lSlKJ, showing Ids views on the suffrage,
question. More Important Is his view of
the fifteenth amendment, published in
Ills "Recollections," vol. I., p. 460, where
ho doubts tho wisdom and nxpodleney of
this action, and admits that Congress
can do nothing to enforce It.
A Few Foreign Facts.
The failure of tho rice crop has pro?
duced a famino in thu northenstorn pro?
vince? of Japan. Ovor 1&0,(?? Japaneso
The breaking of the engagement of
Jules Hols and K?r.ma Calvo lias had tho
cffoct of driving tho well-known psychol?
ogist to a monastery.
Honor Sanchez Toen, Spanish Minister
of Marino, luis a naval scheme In hand
which will can for an annual expenditure
of about IW.OOO.OOO for ten years.
President Diaz, of Mexico, has inaugu?
rated the work upon thn Pantheon, which
Is Intended to be a monument to tho il?
lustrious men of his country.
M. Jacques Thtbaud, who is considered
ono of Franco's greatest violinists, has
Just closed a contract for a protracted
concert tour In the United States.
The solltnlro decoration to the order of
tho Red Kaglo granted to ex-Ambassador
Von Holleben is worth J3,2M). When Hol
loben dies tho scarlet bird goes back to
Ills Majesty, but his family may keop tbe
Cutlasses are to be allowed no longer In
the French navy. In ordering those In
the Bervlco to be sent ashore tho minis?
ter ?o/ marine explains that naval com?
manders had advised him that there Is
no need now for these weapons, which
formerly wero used for boarding pur?
Personal and General,
Rev. William G. Murphy, the nowly ap?
pelliteli vice-rector of tho American Col
lego at Rome, leaves for his duties next
George Gould has given $5.000 to tho
Ilood relief fund of Kansas City.
Mnjor J. E. Burke, the blacksmith,
who was recently declared Mayor of
Burlington by tho Vermont Supreme
Court upon a recount of ballots, has be?
gan, his reform administration by dis?
charging the Chief of Pollco and assum?
ing charge himself.
Rev. R. J. Campbell, tho distinguished
London clergyman, will make an address
at tho Tremont Temple, Boston, on June
'?Hth, under the auspices of Greater Bos?
ton Christian Endeavorers.
A North Carolina, paper expresses tho
opinion that "the only way to got some?
thing said on tho race question more
foolish than tho utterances of tho Rev.
Dr. Newell Dwlght Hlllls Is to send for
North Carolina Sentiment.
The Raleigh Post advances this doc?
Politicians of tho smaller type, lean,
lank and cadaverous, have had a run of
the Democratic pasture long enough, It
were, time the solid, substantial men of
the South were clasping hands With Dem?
ocrats of like character In the North?
and thero aro plenty of them earnestly
appealing to the South for Its support?
anti a Democratic platform and a man?
a Democrat?whose former lire is a guar?
antee ?b' his ability and unswerving de?
termination to "stand upon It ilatfoot
ed" Will be the result. Tho South can do
this If It will.
Tho Charlotte News says:
The educational gossip Is to the erfect
that tho presidency or Virginia Univer?
sity will go to Dnbnoy, Venable or Al?
derman. AJdorman i? a nativo Tar
Heei and the two others havo been train?
ed In North Carolina, and have caught
the North Carolina spirit. It has also
been suggested that If President Voa
ablo Is elected Dr. C. Alphonso Smith will
bo chosen to succeed him, perhaps, the
most distinguished mombor of a talonted
The optomlstlc Wilmington Star says: -
Are not the prospocts of tho Demo?
cratic, party for victory In 1904 Just as
good as thoy were elghteon months be?
fore the elections of 1870. 1SR* nntl 1S&2? In
those three ?lections Democratic Presi?
dents were choson.
The Durham Herald remarks:
Of course, the best people in a com?
munity may tnke no part in lynchlngs,
Tint If they wero unalterably opposed to
them there would bo fewer occurrences
of tho klnel.
Tlio Wilson Daily Newa says :
Tlio tragic scenes In North Carolina aro
shlfllng, and tho wave of crime is now
central over Nashville. The old negro
preacher who exhorted sinners to repent,
believe ami be baptized or lie sont to Wil?
son can now threaten tho unyielding with
the .horrors of Nashville,
Remarks About Richmond.
Frcdorlcksburg star: Richmond Is not
to have a Imlf way Investigation Into her
inunlclpnl affairs. Tlio investigations aro
to cover all departments of the city gov?
ernment as well us the Council. That Is
as It should lie. Wo are not prepared to
bollavo Unit nffall'S are ns bad In our
capital city uh has boon Intimated nnd
the only way to oxonerato tho faithful
Publio servants is a thorough Investiga?
Free Lance: Talk of tlio Richmond scuri
dais lias begun to grow less. Well, Rich?
mond must get up something Ilka St.
Louis if she wishes publicity.
Newport News Pressi Prophot Jeffer?
son, who accurately foretold tho flood
ut Richmond, is preparing to wreck hla
reputation us ? prophet by venturing nioie
There is no waste
Clean? a* well as polhhc? ????'?
Most economical in uso ^ ; ?H?"
j?T? a5 cenu 'packaii0
4000 B. C?Rained forty dnys and nights.
1903 A. D.?la history going to repeat It?
? ? ?
ID you ever w'nx wroth?
It's a good tiling to do when a
fellow gets road,
Instead or &olng off some?
where to kick a dog, or to cuss
-??-_ the office boy. Just wnx wroth.
Alter wnxlng wroth a littlo while, you'll
feel nil right, nnd then tho next best
thing to do is to go to some place like
the Commercial or Campbell's or Lemnle
Moore's, or Branch Allen's and get a
glass of lemonade.
Then you can settle down to tho t|ties
tlon at Issue, and decide whnt is best
We waxed ? whole lot of wroth, bo
canso we got on ? streot car to tako a
rido out to tho refreshing shade? or Reser?
voir Park, when It began to rain and we
had had our umbrella misplaced by some
body, who thought wo would never again
havo hoed for It, and it kept on mining
for hours and hours, nnd wo liad to stay
on that car until wo spent all our monny,
and then wo had to get out in our new
suit nt ?7.M and got wet, anyway, and
now our suit Is not ne largo as It waa
whon wo ntooil Mr. Burk ofr for It.
But we Just waxed wroth.
It was with som? degreo of pleasure
that wn went over and shook hands with
Mister R, L. Whnrton, of Cleveland, as
ho stood up against Chnsle T/ratlerl's
Ice cream freezer, for when we had a
mint bed In a box In our back window, wa
us?:d to use his old Melrose to help season
Ho saya he Just passed through the
flooded district, and at 0110 place they
had to get on tho back of the seats In
tini day conches, and Bleep In tho upper
berths to keep from getting their foot
"Seemed like a trio on a vessel," he
Wo told him wo didn't believe a word
of It, and then wo both "smiled."
A .lolly lot of Heps lined up In Mur?
phy's und a littlo fellow started up this
refrain, which wns Joined In by a crowd:
(Tune?"Under the Bamboo Tree.")
Down on the avenue stood a lad,
Ot siuteiy presence, but not half bad.
A marked Impression onco he made
Unon a Zulu from Mnta-hnn-lno,
Ah every evening lio would call
Tn other lads who visit the Hall,
"I'm waiting here," it takes some gall,
And then to thorn he'd sing
And I ?Ivo-n-you
Wn both got-a-Just-the-same
We'll make you this day ^
A Heptasoph to stay
And no one you'll evor blame,
For once you are In
You won't want your tin
And no one will happier be, _
For you'll have a chance
To make others dance
Anel slide down the bnmboo tree.
So In his simple HBP way
Ho wooed tho victims ove.ry day
By singing what ho had to say
To these poor Zujtm from Matabooloo
Ono day ellscouraged, was not to blame,
Ho seized upon a "what's hie name,"
And carried him off to the HALL to tamo,
And teach him how to ?lug.
Tho vlotlm struggled to save his "mon.,"
But all In vain when ho heard the fun.
He said a "Hep," then he paid.
Thus did tho Zulu from Matnbooloo.
And now nt evening whon near the Hall,
You'll see this Zulu ami hear him call
With other Hops he beats them all,
You ought to hear him sing.
It Btruck us as a good thing and wo
give it to the Richmond Heps as a tip.
Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Kir,?In an Interesting editorial on tho
d'-ath of John WHkes Booth, In this
morning's Issue, you refor to young Mr.
Uurretl as having probably entered the
Presbyterian ministry. He, however,, is
a Baptist minister (Rov. R. B. Garrett,
D. D.), now pas-tor of tho Court-Slreot
Church In Portsmouth, and was at one
timo pastor of the Fulton Church In this
city, He was quito a lad when tho tragic
ovont occurred, but lias vivid recollec?
tions of It nnd has put these Into a very
attractive Tectuxe. In ? recent Inter?
view ho said:
"Tho slayer of President Lincoln died
In my fatfiearr's barn. Ills remains wero
most thoroughly Identified from a photo?
graph and the prlnteel inscription that
was possessed by the soldiers. There Is
not the shadow of a doubt hut that his
wild Ufo wim ended by Sergeant Cor
bott'a bullet. I was there and was pres?
ent at tho Identification, I know how
thorough It was. because It was the first
Intimation that my father hoel that he
had entertained for two days as hla
guest?as an Injured stranger In neod?
tho slayer' of President Lincoln. 1 know
how surprised we tall wer? when it
dawned upon us that the man lying dead
before us could b>s no other than Booth.
There wero tho tattoo marks of ills In?
itials on the arm, nini the comparison
wit h tho picture was porfect. God never
made two men as exactly alike as that
dend man and the one whoso photograph
theru coulel bo no doubt waa Booth's.
Point by point Ilio printed description
held In tho detective's hand was followed
out- Height, color of hair and eyi-s,
every Hear and mark tallied exactly. The
oi'ownlng evidence; of course, was the
naino of the actor dono In India Ink on
his arm. Ah tho man ?hot in my father's
barn was dying lie oxollamed: 'Tell my
mother 1 died for my country; I did what
1 thought, was right!' Turning his eyes
toward the burning barn, the proiM-rty
of the people who had befriended the
lame anel sick wayfarer, ho said: 'Cap?
tain, IL la hard that these good people
should bo made to suffm for what I
havo done. They do not even know who
I am.' Home question had been raised
in an effort lo substantiate all the myths
about Booth's subsequent escape, as io
tho secrecy employed with regard to tho
body. Well, if you had lived near Wash?
ington In those troublous time? and
known the wild rago of tho people thla
would be answer enough. Two oilier
reasons suggest themselves to me: One
a petty spite that refused to give tho
assassin a decent burial, nnd the other,
not so generally known, was that the
body had been horribly mutilated. The
bruin and backbone wero removed and
may bo peen In the Medical Mus?um In'
Washington, As to tho Oklahoma story,
I do not son how any ono can believe It.
I was present at the death of Booth, ami
What I havo said Is my rectilU-ction of
the oveut--a recollection Impressed In
liellbly upon my mind. I know K. II.
Bates, tho Memphis man, who clnlins to
have represented George, or Booth, for
fort ? years. As to tho Identification
which Is ?aid to have boon made. I pre?
fer not to ?peak. It cannot bo correct.
John WJIkea Booth died at my father's
farm, in Virginia, .on April 20, 18(!o."
Of course, uny rumored appearance of
the slayer eif President Lincoln la loo ab?
surd to demand a moment's attention,
but the awful tragedy itself will always
bo a matten? of painful iutorest.
H. 11. PITT.
Richmond, June 8th.
Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?Referring to an article In tho odl
teirlal columns of Tho Times-Dispatch
of yeslnrdny, the 9th, In regard to the
probable renomlnatlon of Roosevelt for
tho Presidency, the question asked by
the Charlotte Observer, as well aa your
reply, naturally brings to my lulnel an?1
other error which appeared In your edi?
torial columns of the fitti Instant, In your
reply to the article by O. P. Chltwood.
headed, "Tho Confederacy and the
Union." In your reply to same you Inti?
mate that Jackson waa whipped, and
that Jackson failed. 1 must confess that
this is news to mo, as well as many other
Southerners, and, ns far ae my Icnowl
edgo extends, Jackson was never whipped
unit never failed, and this is certainly
true ho far as his services to the South?
ern causo waa concerned. It is a matter
of fact that ho did not drive back BanKs
,ut KeiMistown In March, lso::, but bo
" To-day s Advertising Talk,"
is better than none at
all, but the kind that
builds fortunes every
year for men in every
line of business is that
that never ceases in any
season of the year.
It is the kind that works
whether the weather is
hot or cold, wet or dry,
whether it be the busy
or the dull season.
It's constantly talking
and impressing the ad?
vertiser's goods and
store so strongly on the
minds of the people that
they're :? unconsciously
drawn to that store,
A merchant prince of
this country says, V The
best time to advertise ia
all the .time."
The most successful ad??
vertisers use the morn?
ing papers because they
circulate when people
are about to make their
The Morning Times
Dispatch goes to thou,
sands of the best homes
in this community.
Does it carry your store
succeeded well In what he Intended in
that fight, and brought nbout the desired
end to tho letter. And no I repeat that
Jackson wa? never whipped and. nevar
I will go a stop further than this and
say, that if Btonow?ll Jackson had not
been disabled at Chancellorsvlllo on the
night of the 2d of May, 1SCJ, ho would
virtually have ended the war that night;
that Is, Hooker or some other commander
of the Army of tho Potomao would have
surrendered that army tho following
morning, and that great and matchless
soldier and man, Robert B. Loo, would
have dictated terms of peace on soil
north of tho Potomac River In a very few
days from that date. Should this arti?
cle happen to como to the attention of
some of my Northern friends, ? presume
they would quickly and unhesitatingly
pronounce my conclusions sadly lacking
In sound Judgment In regard to this par?
ticular matter and brimful of the most
egregious folly, and/no doubt but that
Firme of my Southern friends would
question my opinion of the Chancellors
ville battle. Well, I am open to criticism
on what I havo written, and rather In?
vite same than avoid It.
RICHARD H. WILLIAMS.
Richmond. Va-, Juno 10th.
In saying that Lee and Jackson failed,
we reform!, of course, to the cause whloh
they represented.?Editor Times-Dispatch.
Cleveland Not in the Way,
.?-Jfllror of Tho Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?"Along with The Tlmcs-Dlspatch
we wish Mr. Cleveland would get out of
the wuy. if he would take himeelf out
of tho way Democratic differences could
As a private In tho ranks, I enter a
vigorous protest against the above. Mr.
Cleveland has never put himself In "tho
wny." The party turned to him threo
times, and three times ho answered tho
call of the party, and twice led it to a
mngnltlceiit victory. When his term of
onice expired he roturned to private Ufo
and he lias maintained the sllenco of an
oyster. If ho is in anybody's wny now ho
has not pul himself there, The hundreds o?
thousands of rotors who honor and admito
Mr. Cleveland nie responsible for the con?
dition of things which tond to block "thn
way." These men know that lie led tho
party to victory, and that ho Is the only
man who can do It again. Ho can't get
out of "tho way" unless he dies. If tho
groat mass f.f voters of this country wero
left alono und permitted to voto as they
please Mr. Cleveland would be re-elected
by the greatest majority ever given any
man. lie Is no more responsible for tho
condition of the party to-duy than King
J. MANNLNO DUNAWA?.
Realty Sales Called Off.
Tho steady downpour of rain yesterday
afternoon had the effect to prevent tho
scheduled sales of real estate yesterday.
Messrs. Pollard and Bngby were to sell
the nice little farm one mile north of tho
city adjoining the Methodist Orphanage,
Tho rain made attendance upon the salo
Impossible, and the reni estate mon will
offer It this afternoon at ? o'clook.
Superintendent W. H, Thompson, of tha
Fire Aliirm Department, has connected
tlio fans of the City Council Chamber and
they are now ut work. This will be a
matter of great comfort to the members
of the Council.
Reports From Banks.
Calls have been Issued on all State
mid national bunks for their condition at
the close of business Juno Uth.
THE BEGINNING OF TROUBLE.
A disordered stomach may cause no end
of trouble, When the stoninoli falls to
perform Its functions tho bowels bocrjme
deranged nnd the Ii vorfand kidneys con>
genteii, causing numerous disensos, tha
most futili of which aro painless, there?
fore, tho more to bo dreaded. The Im?
portant thing Is to restore the stnmaoh
and Ih'oj? to a heulthy condition, and for
tills purpose no bolter preparation can ba
used than Cliuinberlaln's Btomach and
Liver Tablets' Fcr sala by all druggists
Lynchburg, Va., June 18-19. $5 Round
Trip, via Norfolk & Western Railway,
? For tha above occasion the Norfolk and
Western Rallwuy will sell round trip
tickets from Richmond to Bynchburg at
rate, of ?55; on Bale June.16th, nth and
18th, with final limit June 22, 1903. For
ticket? apply to' .1. B. Wagner, city pas?
senger and ticket agent, No. 888 East
Main Streut; Richmond Transfer Com?
pany, or W. Stuoie, ' ticket agent, Byrd
' C. II. BOBM?Y,
District I'&bsoiiuoc A?vat,