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Health Officers to Look After
MUCH SICKNESS EXISTS
Special Prayers tor the III Called for at
Morning Meeting?Riporter? De?
nounced and Taken Out by
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.?Dowle call?!
for special prayers at the early meet?
ing In Madison Square Garden to-day
for those of his following who are 111. At
least forty-three are said to be unable
to lea/ve their boarding houses, on account
Df sickness. The conditions In the Guidon
Imvo been called to tho attention of the
Hoard of Health, nnd officers paid alt
official vlst to Howie's "army" early to
ilay, and will do nil possible to preserve
sanitary conditions in the /.Ion head?
quarter. Another healing meeting wns In
"Just to'show that 1 am In favor with
the Christian merchant princes of Ihn?
rlty,' said Dr. Dowle, "I will announce
lhe money which has come to me this
mornfhg alone. These sums are from
men unknown to me. but who evidently
bel.eve I am right. One sends me a check
for 15,000, another ? check for $1,000, an?
other for $1,500 and anotther givi?? mo 1200.
TlKse contributions were unsolicited.
They were accompanied by tho klndc3t
Luring Dr. Dowle'n sermon a number
vt students marched out In squads. Dr.
Dowio was forced to stop, and after he
began again ho was Interrupted by a
college yell from outside tho Garden,
f riding with the slogan, "Dowle, Down:,
"They aro llko most of the students I
luiow," said Dr. Dowle, "Their brains
uro in their fooL".
At this a well dressed man got up, nnd
es he was leaving Dowle shouted at him,
"You aro not commonly decent."
Por the first time to-day Dr. Dowle
ordered reporters excluded, and those who
?were seated at the reporters' table were
escorted to the door at Dr. Dowie's orders
to his guards to "clear the tainted vipers
out o? hero. Be careful how you handle
them, not to got any of their filth on you.
?iow get out you moan dogs, you yellow
ncoundrels of the press. We will have no
more of you In here. I am paying for
this place, you liars. This Is my building.
Hurry up, guarde. The sight of them dis?
gusts me. Don't waste any restoration
talk on the liars. It is useless. They have
Hold their souls to the devil. I never hope
to convert a reporter. They would be
A squad of Inspectors from tho Health
Ijopartment Invaded Mudlson Square
Garden to-day and ordered sweeping
changes In the method of quartering the
JCion guards and a part of the "host" of
4.003 there. An order was posted that
only a certain number of persons could
eleep In each room, and that there must
tie better ventilation, The Inspectors also !
visited tho Kitchens and watched tbc j
preparation of tho meals. Tho fact that
forty-threo members of Dowie's follow?
ers whom ho brought here were sick to?
day warranted the Health Department
in taking action, so Commissioner Le?
DEATHS OF A DAY.
(Bv AsHoclnt(-d Press.)
INDIANAPOLIS. IND.. Oct. Ll-S-mu?!
E. Morse, editor and proprietor of tho
Indianapolis .Sentinel, fell from a thl, d
Htory window of the Sentinel building
to-day and l.ved but fifteen mintile*. Mr.
Jdorss had been iti bad health for some
time, nnd It wns announced by his pri?
vate secretary that he had probably open?
ed the window for a r and was overcome
bv heart trouble. Finan?ai troubles have
been worrying him recently. He left a
?widow and ono daughter.
CHICAGO. ILL.. Oct. 21.?Isaac Reln
pold, whose verses and songs depleting
tli" sufferings of the Jewish race In Rus?
sia, won for him the title "The Poet rf
tho Ghetto," died to-day at his horo In
this city. Reingold -was bo ? In Russia
thirty? years ago. and came to this coun?
try nt the age of fifteen years.
Wreck Near Lowry.
(Bv Associated Press.)
ROANOKE. VA., Oct. 21.?? wreck oc
?curred last night noji- Dowry, a station
f.n the Noi folk nnd Wo te ? Railway, bo
tweon Dynchburg und Roanoke. in wli oh
seven cars loaded with coal were derail?
ed and smashed up. ? negro youth na'.iied
John Blair, from Charlotte, N. C, was
found dead In the wreck. He was beat?
ing his way along with three white
tramps. The Inner -were slightly hurt.
DUE TO TARIFF
Mr. Chamberlain Has Representative at
Work In this Country.
(By Associated PreHs.)
CHICAGO. ILL., October 21.?Tho Tri?
buno says to-day: ^
As representative for Joseph Chamber?
lain, for whom he Is investigating the re?
sults of the protective tariff In tho United
Hlates, Kniest, AugUMliiH Hamlyn. of the
Honorable Artillery Company, of London,
reached Chicago lust night.
The results of Mr. Hnmlyn's Investiga?
tions thus fnr nro embodied In a prelim
Many excellent qualities in
Children's Underwear at very
Children's Ribbed Vests and Pant*,
fleecc-d-llned, Calvert Mills, ->
oil sizes . Zd?
Boys' Heavy Tan Pleeced-Lliied
Shirts nnd Drawers, extra -jg ?
fine quality . <?uC
Children's Oneita Combination
Sultp, In white and gray, <P | ??
25c, lido, and . f 1 ?UU
f-'ourqurcnn, Temple & Co. Fourqurean, Temple & Co.
We announce for to-day a remarkablo offering of rich
and exclusive Tailored Coats. They aro sample garments
and represent the advance styles of one of tho most renowned
concerns in this country. They are the counterparts of the
superb dresses you bought so quickly last week and you can
judge of their excellence by those splendid productions.
We havo them mostly in black, but thero are a few good
colors?textures are all such as style specially favors.
Wo bought tbem so much to our, and to your, advautage
that you can buy them now for just what the maker would
ordinarily charge us.
Prices Range from $12.50 to J?45
Fourqurean, Temple & Co.
429 East Broad ?nd Annex.
Iiiary report which he forwarded to Lon?
don from Chicago. In It he declares tho
commercial greatness of this country Is
duo to the tariff, adding that It would
be "the salvation of England."
The report concludes with an offer by
Mr. Unmlyn to contribute t?no to a fund
with which to bring; to American 10O
English worklngmen from fifty manufac?
turing cities to study the effects of a
tariff on the wages and living expenses of
the working classes.
CORBcTT TUB WINNER
But He Had to Fight Hard to Maintain
(By Associated Press.)
PHILADELPHIA, PA., Oct. 21.?Cham?
pion Young Corbett and Tim Callai.an.
the latter of this city, fought six r^und
to-night at the National Athletic Club, j
In which Corbett. finally got the better
of the "go," after a hard contest.
The fighters were in excellent cond?- |
tlon for the battle. Although Corbett j
forced the lighting nt all timen. Calla- ?
han had the better of the first four |
rounds. Corbett had much difficulty In |
landing. Nearly every time he went af?
ter Callahan, the Phlladelphlan would
meet him with a straight left or a right
handed upper cut. In tli? third round
Callahan made Corbett's nose bleed.
There was no choice between the men In
the fifth round, which was stubbornly
fought. The sixth, however, was all Cor- |
bett's. Callahan slipped and In regaining ?
his feet, the champion struck, him a ter- i
rifle blow on tho jugular, which almost
knocked Callahan out. From then to the
end of the round Corbett rained blows on
his gTOggy opponent, but failed to knock
(By Associated Press.)
PORT HURON, MICH., Oct. 21.?Mike
Ward, the Canadian welter-weight
champion, was given the decision over
Joe Youngs, of Buffalo, here to-night at
the end of the tenth round. The, fight was
fast and furious from start to finish. In
the preliminary. Eddie Thorne. of Buf?
falo, knocked out Kid Walker, of thd
same place In the fifth round.
IS HUNTING WM. JACKSON
A North Carolina Lad Looking for His
A twelve-year-old white boy named Lee
Robinson was taken caro of at the Third
Police Station last night because he could
not find his people/and being a stranger
In tho city, had nowhere else to go. The
lad arrived here about midnight from
Rocky Mount, N. C. and came to visit
his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mrs. William Jackson, whom he could
not locate last night. There are so many
William Jacksons put down In the direc?
tory that It Is hard to tell which Is tho
right one. The boy Is well dressed and Is
a bright youngster. It Is hoped that his
?elatlves will learn of his presence at the.
station-house from the publication of this
BORDERS ON DISGUST
British Columbians Th'nk Their Inter?
(By Associated Press.)
VICTORIA. B. C, Oct. 21.?British Co
lnmbians have heard the news of tne
settlement of the Alaskan boundary
question with a feeling bordering on dis?
gust at what Is popularly termed "the
sacrifice of Canada by Groat Britain on
the altar of political exped'ency." Tho
people of western Canada aro bitter be?
cause of this and the general trend >f
opinion seems to be that the action
of the British commissioners has started
a wave of popular opinion, which may
bo the opening wertgo of the weaning of
Canada from the patriotic reliance upon
the Mother Country, wh'ch ha? marked
the Dominion In the past. Tho peop'.e
feel that it Is ngaln a "romprnmise," a
diplomatic settlement arranged by the
British diplomata and acceded to by the
British commissioner? for the sake if
maintaining |fr'cndisblp between OroaiJ
Britain and the United States.
London Afternooi Papers Comment
on Alaskan Award.
(By Associated Prees.)
TyONDON, Oct. 21,?The comment of ths
afternoon papers here on the Alaska
boundary decision is similar to that of
tho morning papers. "Regrettable, but
honorable" sums up tho general tenor. .
The St. James Gazette says It considers '
the fact that Chief Justice Alverstone
signed the award to he proof iSf the cor?
rectness thereof, and adds:
?\? have the fullest confidence, there?
fore, that the decision wo deplore was
absolutely required by iho Justice of the
The St. James Gazette regrets that the
Canadbm ronuivlfsloners piVbJiB?i?q ar|
explanation of their position, appearing
to cast a reflection on their colleagues,
and tho( Pall Mull Gazette comments on
the lack of dignity and self-posserslnr.
shown by the Canadian commissioners In
declining to sign the' decision and declar?
ing the Unding to be an "unjudicial one,'
? B->nk Pr-sid-rtOad.
(By Associated Press.)
JACKSONVILLE, FLA-, Oct. 21. -XV.
B. Barnett, president of the National
Bank of Jacksonville, died nt 11 n'clocK'
to-nlght In his eightieth year." The Na?
tional R-'iik of Jacksonville Is. one of Iho .
largest banks In the State. Mr. Barnett
established it In 1S77 and has been pr?s? |
Ident of it contlne-tialy since.
Four Persons Ki.Ied. Includ
ingf Woman Who Was 500
Feet irom Accident.
(By Associated Press.)
BDKINS, W. V'A.. Oct. 21.?Four per?
sons were killed and several lnjmed to?
day by the explosion of a boiler of the
West Virginia Central Railroad frelgnt
locomotive, In the yards here'. The
WILLIAM H. LITTLE, Engineer.
HENRY COLLKTT, Fireman.
J. T. HARPER, Machinist.
MRS. KATE BABBETT.
John Dougherty, a hrakeman, and an
unknown Italian, were severely and per?
haps fatally Injured.
Mrs. Babbett was in her home, five
hundred feet from the scene of the ex?
plosion. A piece of flying iron struck
her. The bodies of the dead workmen
were, hurled many feet, Little's body
being, torn to shreds. Telegraph wiies
were, prostrated, tracks torn up and two
freight cars were wrecked by the force
of the explosion. It is not known what
caused the explosion.
ODDS AND ENDS.
A French savant reports that he 1ms
solved the vernacular of catlind. "Ael'o"
means that pussy Is hungry; "Ailloo."
that she Is thirsty: "Lae," that she
?wants milk: "Bl." led meat; "Bleeme-h."
cooked meat: "P'lee-b," mice, and ?to on.
Lovers of cats will please take notice.
Potato in a Cornstalk.
John S. Abbott, who resides near Lake
2vranltou. Ind.. hrouglit a natural curiosi,
ty to town recently In the way of a well
formed potato grown on ? sugar-c.-no
stalk. The stalk is small, but has a head
of seed at the top end and a regular
tuber at the bottom.
Mouse Came; Voice Wen".
The sentiment of women for mice is
?well known. The Wichita Eagle reports a
case of lntetest. Miss Estelle Beaver 's
a milliner In that town. Not long ago a
mouse ran across her feet as she was sit?
ting In her shop working. Frightened,
??? cried out. The fright paralyzed her
vocal .chords, and she has not been able
to speak since.
Weops With Us.
When we learned that the codfish crop
?was short wo worn filled with sympathy
for our Bostoneso brethren, hut here
comes the statement from North Carolina
and Virginia that the goober cr.ip Is
BOlng to be small. Excuse us while we
turn aside and shed a few weep'.?Mont?
A Veteran Indeed.
One of the oldest railroad men In the.
country is Henry W. Deacon, of Borden
town, N. J. He has served tho Pennsyl?
vania Railroad nnd its predecessor, the
Camdon and A m boy. for fifty-four years,
being the first ticket agent, the first
telegraph opoiator, nnd first trainmaster
in the service. He distinguished himself
during the Civil War.
Cleo de iVierode.
Our distinguished countrywoman. Mile.
Cleo de Merode, Is marching from suc?
cess to success In the far North, and
has danced her way into tho Ice-bound
hearts of the Danes and Swedes.
Her success at Gothenburg has oven
surpassed her previous one at Stockholm.
The theatre was crowded nnd hundreds
of people tried to force their way Into
the place, and the stage was on* mass
King Oscar ?., always fond of tho fair
sex. was present the first evening and
personally thanked the beautiful artist.
When the entertainment wns over sty
dents of the university detached the
horses of Mile. Morode's carriage and put
themselves In harness and pulled tha
carriage to her hotel, a thing which has
not been done in Sweden slnco the days
of Christine Nllsson.
PEACE IN RANKS
/McLaughlin Agrees to Work
In Harmony With Tam?
(Bv Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 21,?Peace has been
declared between the Democrats of
Brooklyn and Ilio Denmcr. tic organ.? i
tion of New york over the matter of the
candidates for comptroller and p. es.
dent of the Boiird of Alderme.i.
Whether the result was brought about
by the surrender of High Mci.uughl ?
to Hugh McClaren and Murphy or
through concessione from Tammany In
promises of patronnge. Is not known, but
whatever the ha als of ag cement may
be. McLaughlin and his campaign com'?
mlttee will now work In harmony with
the Tammany committee. The only dis?
cordant note was sounded by Martin \V,
Littleton, candidate for borough presi?
dent, who Insists on maintain.ng tho at?
titude taken by him a week ago, when
he declared aga'nst the nominations of
Grout and Forties.
Joseph C. Taylor, one of tho vourgir
membe.8 of the local bar. has been ip
vited to deliver tho niemorlal ddress
bet?re Kccoughton bodge, Knights of Pv?
this, at Hampton, Sundu*, November 1st, ?
Delivers Last Speech in Blue
SINGLE GOLD STANDARD
Talks on Money, and Tries to Impress
Audience that Silver is to Be an
Issue in Next Presidential
(By Associated Press.)
LOUISVILLE, K.Y., Oct. 2I.-Befrjre an
audience of 2,000 people, Leslie H Shaw,
Secretary of tho Treasury, to-night de?
livered his third and last speech In the
Kentucky campaign. Mr. Shaw paid spe?
cial attention to the money fjuestlon and
referred briefly to a recent utterance of
William J. Bryan, Indicating that the
silver question would have a prominent
place In the Democratic platform.
Referring to the money question, Secre?
tary Shaw said:
"The Democratic party won the cam?
paign of 1W1? upon the issue of high living
expenses. But that Issue could not bo used
in 1*06. And so, looking for an issue with
wnlch to win a campaign, the Democratic
party adopted tho issue of the Populist
party. They said It was Democratic. It
was not; It was Popullstlc. They said
It was Jacksonlan. It was not. Jackson
was a gold standard man. They said it
was Jeffersonlan. It was not. Jefferson
is on record as favoring the single gold
standard. But they made the free coin?
age of silver at 16 to 1 the Issue, and on
that issue the case was tried. That plank
was reaffirmed In 19?0. It has not been
disavowed. It has not been apologized for.
It Is now an Issue tendered by the Dem?
ocratic party to-day as much ag It was
In 1S96. Tho fact that it has fewer friends
does, not exempt It from consideration. In
addition the great leader of the Demo?
cratic party, Mr. Bryon, now as then,
more Influential In the councils of his
party than any other man In the party,
recently declared that some phase of the
slKer Issue would be the paramount Issue
In the near future.
Mr. Legh R. Page, representing the
"West End Electric Park Company, yester?
day filed a suit In the L w and Eq,u ty
Court against Frank C. Bostock, tr?e anl
mal? king, for ?1.0W) alleged damages:
Mr. Page has not yet filed his declara
Editor of The. Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Sir,?The discussions In your columns
concerning "Negro Dialect" have been ex?
ceedingly-Interesting tome. For the. past
two decades I have given much atten?
tion to the speech of the South and a
series of articles In the Richmond Times
was a. partial result of these studies. In
my Judgment it Is a mistake to speak
of "Negro Dialects."" There Is only one
general form of speech which belongs to
tue race and which may properly bo call?
ed "Dialect" In. the, p'onse in which the
word Is used in such discussions. The
spe-och of the nogro does not differ veiy
materially from ? the speech of the white
race by which he Is surrounded. This
difference Is In his mode of speaking or
his manner of using the words, rather
than in the words themselves. Tho ne?
gro's speech Is made up of definite ele?
ments which can easily be sepn rated
from each other. In the main they are
1. The elimination -of certain harsh
sounds, such as those formed by thr.
sks, nds. In words like through, asks,
bands This elim'nation may occur at
any place In the word where such com?
2. Mangled words or words jumbled
together The word used in the sentenc"
which produced the discussion. Eplsc >
pal. is an example I am certain that an
old-time negro would mangle this word
by leaving off e. omitting o and givo ?
the sound of u He would further chango
It by so modifying tho sc sound that It
would be hardly distinguished from s;
.1. Mis-pronunrlat|ons and what may
he termed mis-apprehension of what
words realy are I give "Substlf'klt" as
illustrating this I had a negro use this
several times In one conversation with
me, when he meant certificate.
4. The retention of old English verb
and noun forms. Tho negro will sny
"soushed" for crushed; "Si|iienched" for
quenched; "hope" (hnlp) for helped. Tie
will also use many nouns which are not
found in present-day English. It may
be interesting to some to note tint
sfiuenched, spushed, [bol'p,. chaw, and
many others which are used by the no
groos, are good old English words nnd
can be found In our classic (teniture.
6. The pecul'ar use of tho letter r.
This is sometimes a total suppression,
at others only a partial suppression. I
have heard negroes say "fio" for floor,
without a hint of tlie r. I have heard
the same negro suppress this letter In s'r, "
until It was so nearly lost that one
could hardly distinguish It, but it was
not qti'to lost.
rt. An Indefinable something- which the
negro has In his speaking that does not
belong to the white race. It Is what
our fathers used to call "tho nigger of
It." Wo know It is there but It Is too
elusivo to bo caught and put Into typo.
Nay we cannot even get our tongues to
speak It, try we ever so hard. It Is to
Ilio negro rare what the "burr" of tlvi
"Bra'd Scotch" Is to the Scotchman. ;t
simply cannot be reproduced by one not
lo tho "manner born." A Southern whllo
man can alnmsi reach. It but a North?
erner, never. It Is positively painful lo
me to hear him try It.
7. Abr?viations and faulty use uf
tense, and personal forms of verbs. The
latter consists of using singular for
plural forms and the reverse. 1 never
heard a negro say uni In tho place of the
third person form, nor rio I think any?
body else ever did.
Take the sentence under d'scusslon, j
"Dat am do 'Plse'pal church," 1 nm
confident that no ono ever heard a negro
say such a sentence. Ho mighty say,
"Dat's de Plpc'pill chu'ch," nbbrevl't
Ing tho verb, mangling tho deacri pt I ve
adjective and suppressing r In tho last
word. Those are the princlpil charac?
teristics of the negro dialect. 1 can con?
(ldently affirm that they are found In ?II
sections of the South to-day. To en y
that a Campbell county negro does nit
talk like a Norfolk county negro, ? \n
my judgment, a 'mistake. I invo studfd
this negro s pee o 11 In every State in |||9
South, east of the Mlerl?sinp|. anil I h''"e
not found SUOh di'ferenees ns the edi?
tor of the Lynchhurif N?ws speaks of,
All the English the negro has ho learned
from the white race and 't cannot be b?
different after all. I went to Charleston,
S. 0,i w'lh the expeetatlop of finding ???
entirely different speech from Vin-hila
n-nong this people To my surpris?? I
did not find It. I found them uHng tb<j
same words, exrroFHlnns nnd terms, with
fh? exceptions of some local'ems, which
I find common In Virginia. This has been
my experlenee in all naees. It Je true
A PROMINENT CHURCH WORKER SAYS
SHE OWES HER LIFE TO PE-RU-NJL
Mrs. Hattle La Fountain, Trees. Protected Home Circle and Catholic
Ladies of Ohio, writes from Gallon. O., as follows:
"After my first child was born I suffered for several months with bear?
ing-down pains, accompanied by dreadful headaches. I was afraid my health
was ruined for life, and felt very downcast about It. One day when a friend
was visiting me she told me of Peruna and what It had done for her when she
suffered with Irregular menstruation. My husband procured a bottle the same
evening and I began to take It dally according to directions. Before the first
bottle was used I was entirely well, and you certainly have one grateful wo?
man's blessing. I have also advised my friends to use It,"
MRS. HATTIE LA FOUNTAIN.
Secretary Woman's State Federa?
tion Says: '"Pe-ru-na Does
More Than is Claimed for it,"
Mrs. Julia M. Brown. Secretary of the
Woman's State Federation of California,
writes from 131 V? Fifth St., Los Angeles.
Cal., as follows:
"I have never known of any patent
medicine which did what it professed to
do except Perunn. This remedy does
much more Ulan It claims, and while I
have never advocated any medicine, I
feel that It Is but Justice to speak a good
word for It. because I have found It to
bo such a rare exception.
"I have known several women who
were little better than physical wrecks,
mothers who dragged out a miserable,
painful existence, but were mude well
and 'strong through the use of Perlina.
I have known of enses of chronic catarrh
which wero cured In a short time, when
a dozen different remedies had been ex?
perimented with and without good re?
sults. I use It myself when I feel ner?
vous and worn out, and I havo ulways
found that the results were most satis?
factory." JULIA M. BROWN.
HER GREAT FORTUNE.
A Woman Saved From Life-Long
Misery and Made Happy
A woman confined to the house for
several years with ? chronic female de
rangement had finally given up hope of
She had tried physlclnn after physi?
cian, and remedy after remedy, without
any permanent improvement,
Her treatment bad cost her husband,
who wns a poor man. hundreds of dol?
lars. They hnd been obliged to deny
themselves many comforts of life In order
to get money enough to pny the physi?
The woman had become weak, nervous
nnd wretched, nnd scarcely able to k"pp
out of her bed. Her children were, grow?
ing up neglected and ragged, because of
the want of n. mother's care. Her hus?
band was becoming discouraged and
broken down with overwork.
Picking up the paper one flay she hap?
pened to rend an Item which contained
the news that Dr. Hartman would treat
such cases free of charge by letter. She
Immediately wrote the ttoctor describing
her case, nnd giving him all her symp?
She soon received a letter telling her
exactly what to .In. nnd what medicines
and appliances to get. She begnn the
treatment ithe principle remedy being
renimi ) at once, and In a few weeks
she was well and strong again, able to
do her own work.
This offer of free home treatment to
women is .?till open to all who may need
tho services of tills eminent physician.
All letters npplylng for treatment will
be promptly answered, and bo held'
Miss Annie Hobnn. Post Pocahontas,
of Yemaseee Council or Red Men (Wo?
men's Branch), writes from 872 Eighth
Ave., New York:
"Thrco months ngo I wns troubled with
backache nnd a troublesome heaviness
about the stomach. Sleep brought me
no rest, for It was a. restless sleep. The
doctor said my nervens system was out
of order, but his prescriptions didn't
seem to relieve me. I was told that Pn
runn was good for building up the ner- '
vous system. After using It for two
months I know now that it is. I want
to say that It made a new woman of me?
The torturing symptoms have all dis?
appeared and I feel myself ngaln. Peruna
did mo more good than all the other
medicines I have taken."
Miss Mamie Powell, Lake Charles,
"I sincerely believe that Peruna Is wo
man's best friend, for It has certainly
been that to me. 1 had had headaches,
backaches and othe nches every month?
for a long time, but shortly after I ben?
gali taking Perniili this was a thing of
tho past, and I hnve good reason to bei
grateful. I take a bottle every spring'
and fall now. and that keeps my henlth
perfect, and I certainly am more robust
now thnn I have been before and am
weighing Inore. I do not think'any ?one <
will bo disappointed In the results ob?
tained from the use of Peruna."
MISS MAMIE POWELL.
If you do not derive prompt and satis?
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write nt once to Dr, Hnrtman. giving a
full ?tatemont of your cn.*e. and he will
be pleased to givo you his valuable ad?
Address Dr. Hartman. President of
Tho Hartmnn Sanitarium, Columbus, O.
that on some of tho low-lying sea." Islanda
off the const of South Carolina, there is
a real dialect which was brought from
Africa and in a fragmentary form ex?
ists to-day, but this bus nothing to do
with the discussion in hand. In Louis?
iana, I found many whites and blacks
speaking a French dialect, but such its
spoke English used much the same terms
as we use here In Virginia. All the dif?
ference that I could detect in various
sections of the South consists In whut
may be termed localisms and In the
modulations and tones of the voice.
This term, localism, niay be best ex?
plained by an example. In some parts of
Halifax county, the hook on the hanie
of tho harness, Is called a duckbill. In
other parts of the same county, It ?s
called a hame-hook. In another place
not fifty miles away, [ have heard It
caled a loggerhead. This difference la
very marked in all the States and In
nono more so than Virginia. It grows
out of the foundations of our tongue,
which can be traced to three principal
sources, namely; English, Scotch and
Scotch-Irish and German, called among
us, Dutch. Where we Und a community,
In which either one of these Influences
prevail, we shall tlnd local terms differ?
ing from tlie others. To call these slight
differences a dialect would bo to have a
dialect in every neighborhood In the na?
tion. Tho samo thing Is true with re?
ference to tones and voice modulations.
I have seen In tho R'chmond dallies
"ma," put Into the mouth of a negro by
some writers, for my. ' Did Polk M nier
over hear a negro say It? If he did I
will give It up. I certainly never did
and I have been for twenty years and
more talking with them and trying to
catch- their slightest difference of pro?
nunciations. Such terms as "ma" for
my, "massa" for mnrster or mars of
the negro. ' missus" for his mlstls, should
ho classed with "husking bee," which a
Richmond writer used a short time ag-)
to describe ail old-fashioned Henrlco
county corn "shuekln'." Worn G a bel?
ting man, 1 woud bet "a bushel o' taters
an' de faltes' pnwsiim" In Chesterfield,
thai no mnn ever heard that term used
naturally by a native of Henrlco. I
have talked to thousands of negroes 'n
all Iho Southern Stau?, and I never beard
a negro say massa or missus. I have
heard both biaeks and whites use tho
term "massy." but they used It to mean
mercy. The sentence "Lord have mer?
cy," would be turned Into "Lo'd 'a' nins
Tlie trouble with most people Is thai
they do not hear right when It comes lo I
making these line distinctions of tones I
which are so common to the negro, nnd I
most of us certainly do not write them ,
as they are spoken. We simply cannot
for the reason previously given.
There <s ono thing which should bo
noted with reference to the 'use of the
ettor r. It Is not confined to the ne- ?
gr?. This Is the tendency to trill the
r among the people In all our Southland,
ns wo go towards the highlands. This
letter is largely suppressed pear the
eonst. It Is brought out distinctly as wo
reach the mountains.
After all there Is little d'fference of
speech- between the two races and that
difference Is more hi the sixth character?
istic given above than In anything else.
S. II. THOMPSON.
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