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The Times? Dispatch
Published Dniiy nnd Weekly
At No. 4 North Tenth Street,
.Richmond, Vs. Entered Janu?
ary 27, 1903, at Richmond, Va.,
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1903.
THE OHIO-CAMPAIGN.
Tom Johnson Is having a hard time of
It m making his canvass for Governor
Jn the State of Ohio. He lacks money;
he lacks organization, and, In the county
of Hamilton, in which Cincinnati Is situ?
ated, he has neither money nor organiza?
tion, nor a Democratic leader, nor a
Democratic newspaper, although this
county polls about one-tenth of the voto
of the entire State of Ohio.
"Thereby hangs a tale." The Cincin?
nati Enquirer, a paper of large circula?
tion and more or less Influence, has been
counted a D?mocratie organ, and In 1S96
jt was one of the leaders of all news
impers In the West in the support of
Bryan. Later on Mr. John R, McLean
became candidato for Governor and made
a red hot campaign, using, of course, all
the influential forces of his big news?
paper. But this year Editor McLean Is
abroad, and his paper Is taking no part
'In the campaign. It Is not exactly op?
posing Johnson, but It is giving him no
support, either In Us news columns or Its
editorial columns. This situation grows
out o? a "feud" between Tom Johnson
and Editor McLean. In ISSO, when Mc
Lean was running for Governor and
Johnson was supposed to be a. leader In
Cuyahoga county, McLean naturally ex?
pected that Johnson would give him a
cordial support, but, It will be recalled
that Sam Jones, "the Golden Rule Mayor
of Toledo," was running as an indepen?
dent candidate, and when the votes were
counted it was'To'und " that Jones had
10(1,000 in tho whole State, ??0,000 of which
came from Johnson's neighbors in Cuya
hoga. McLean receiving only about one
half that number. McLoan has never for?
given Johnson for this. But as if th?
?were not enough, lasi full Johnson had a
State ticket in tho field, headed by a
preacher. Bigelow. In Johnson's opinion,
Blgc-low did not arouse the enthusiasm
in Hamilton which he ought, so Johnson
went to Cincinnati, made a rampant
speech, in which he called the EiiQuirtr
management to account, and nlfo riud
a lecture to the local'management of the
McLean Democracy, This was Ulto ?n
open declaration of war, and' It is said
that McLean announced to his friends
that he would drive Johnson nel only
out of politics, but out of tho Slate.
In addition to this, there is no good
feeling between Editor'McLean and Mr.
Clarke, the Democratic''candidato for the
Senate. Clarke Is a plain spoken man
and has the courage of his convictions.
In times past ho expre-?sed hi? mind
clearly about Brice, Payne and McLean
and thftlr political methods, Therefore,
therfc is war to this day between him
and McLean, and thus It. Is that the En?
quirer has done nothing to help tho
cause of ? Johnson and Clarke in this
? ampalgn.
These Interesting statements are gath?
ered from a Cincinnati letter in the New
York Evening Post, and the conclusion
If. that the Johnson party will not malto
a. very flattering showing In next Tiies?
day's election.
WEDDING PRESENTS.
Airs. Browne?Ob. what lovely wedding
presents! Such beautiful silverware and
nuch rare china' Wasn'l It nice to get
Buch presents?
Mrs.. Greene?Yes, it was, but we uro
now beginning to pay for thorn on the
instalment plan.
Mrs. Brown-Pay for them? On the in?
stalment plan' Why, Airs. Greene, what
do you mean?
Mrs. Greene?Why, the young peoplo :
who gave us wedellng present? arc get?
ting married, and w< have to send them
?wedding presents.
This oppeari in Llppincott's Alagazlro
uf. u Joke, bin it i.-. humor of tu? "grim"
tort, us many yountr marrk-? pcoplt know.
The giving f'f wedding presents is ? beau?
tiful cuetoin. but like many other good
customs, It is much abused. The (rouble
Ir, that society will not discriminate.
There Is a sort of unwritten low that
those who l?i eive an Invitation to a wed?
ding inubt 6*nd a present and that the
preseni must be In kcx-plng with the dig
nlty of the occasion.
A wit has said thai tho Invitation might
as well read. "The honor of your prevents
ii- rtque*ted." and when such an invita?
tion goes out the response-t ore liberal,
?or society has ruled It so. All sorti ot
handsome gifts are tent, expresa prepaid,
tc the house of the bride, all of which
(tre displayed In the drawing room, like
& jeweler's "opening," and the society re?
porter mentions that they are "num?reme
ted beautiful." and gives them a splendid
ttivertlsement. Sometimes- their ut:;.r>j
g*te v?lue Is hinted at In the write-up.
But tli? day of reckoning comes. Young
people who tend presents thenitelve? get
married by and by, and they mutt be
f
?laid back In kind by tho couple that re- I
tcfves. It I? rarely that one gets some?
thing? for nothing In this pr.-ictlrn! age. j
F.ivors usually eofho high.
Tho fact Is, wedding gifts should be for
the most part n family matter. Special
friends should be permitted to give, but
there should be no hnrd ami fn-st rule
of society whloh to ?ill Ihtents and pur?
poses makes the gift compulsory. The
hold-tip business should bo abolished. It
Is worse lhan vulgar; It Is o. species of
freebootlng. and many a poor young man
has been taxed beyond his ability to pay.
But It is a case of "your presents or your j
sOClaJ standing," and tho society mini Is
compelled to deliver the goods or suffer
the embarrassing consequence!,
Society Is to blame for tho ?ibiisc. Bri?
dal couples aro frequently embarrassed,
from n. senso of delicacy und for other
reasons already stated, by the handsome
gilts which thoy receive from mere ac?
quaintances, but they cannot control the
situation. Thoy may not want tho gift;
they may know that tho sender is not
able to make it, but they have no option.
Society has made tho rule, and society Is
a very Jealous tyrant. But Ihn rule would
In most. Instances bo moro honored in tins
breach than In the observance.
MARY LAiN D CONTEST.
In no other Slate Is there a more
animated political campaign this year
than In Maryland. In the ah'a.rs of no
otnt-r State, New York, hardly exceptet!,
ho? the President taken a deeper inter?
est, or dono moro to reconcile Republi?
can factions and inspirit his party.
Whether this Is becauso of his ?ntenno
hostility to Mr. Gorman or bocauso the
race issue has entered inlo the Maryland j
contest, we do not know certainly His
enimlty to Air. Gorman Is of long stand?
ing, and years ago, they had a. ol.isli,
which has been forgotten by neither. And
what Is more, the history of It has been
reproduced to some extent In J'ocont
campaign documents.
It Is the custom of the Baltimore pa?
pers to make the political parties pay
for most of their publications as "ads"
aro paid for, and just now, their columns
are crowded with cards nnd newspaper
reprints, Rssalllng Air. Gorman. The
charge Is made thot lie started tho present
quarrel, by assalKng the record of Mr,
Williams, the Republican candidate for
Governor. Now, the Republicans present
a political biography of Mr. Gorman, In
which tho ycharge that ho Is a turn?
coat, and allege that he was a. Federal
officeholder for some years during; and
after the war, and that he favoied that
party's reconstruction policies, and aided
In putting the odious Radical Constitution
upon Maryland. \They quoto G rover
Cleveland, Theodore Roosovolt, S. T.
Wallace, Bradley T. Johnson and many
others In condemnation of Mr. Gorman's
political course.
For his part, Mr. Gorman seems to bo
sawing wood and saying nothing-. The
fact Is that these charges arc by. no
means new; they havo been heard and
threshed out before, since which ti.no
Mr Gorman has been triumphantly re
elected to the United States Senato by
the Democratic party. Wo may presume,
however, that the renewal of them now
will not cause hJm to rolas his efforts
to "down" his enemies, oven though they
have the support of the President him?
self.
The Legislature, which is to bo elected
along with ine Governor next week, will
have the choosing of a successor to Un.ted
States Senator AicComas, and there are
qute a number of gentlemen?Democrats
and Republicans both?who would like to
havo the place. And so it comes about
that there is a heated canvass go ng on
throughout the length and breadth of
Alary land.
From a speech made by Senator Gor?
man last week it Is believed that ho Is
in favor of dealing with tho race Ismio
to some extent In natonal politics next
year. State Attorney General Rayner,
who is a candidato for the United Suites
senatorshlp, Is in favor of disfranchising
tho negroes. Ho holds that tho amend?
ment to tno Federal Constitution giving
the negroes tho right to voto was never
constituionally adopted.
Maryland Democrats believe that a Re?
publican victory in that State wou'd bo
regarded us an endorsement of President
Roosevelt's position on the negro tiues
Hon. and from the'r great activity, it
would seem they are resolved that he
shall not have? that satisfaction.
ONE WHO LOVLD BOOKS.
The death of Moses Polock, an old
bookseller, of No. ???? Commerce Street,
Philadelphia, will bo tho cause of throw?
ing upon the market an Immense col?
lection of Americana, especially Wash?
Ingtonltt, Mr. Polock lind great rare
ties, hoarded for years in tho loft of
his store; or In his fireproof safe. Many
of these were so loved by him that they
wen? never shown to customers or
friends, He wouldn't sell them. lie
?lvod to bo tlghty-slx years of ago and
was never married, Onco ha sold for
$16 a copy of rare laws of New York,
printed by William Bradford?; some years
later the sanio copy was sold for f 1,000.
it Is related that ibis Incident was 'not
in be mentioned In thu old man's pres
1 inte, If une wished to remain on good
! terms with him.
Among the Washlngtoula uxe eight
\ bound volumes of tracts and pamphlets
J connected with the foundation ot tho
government. Nearly all belonged to
Washington, aud nearly all were presen?
tation copies, and on each Washington
liad ailixud his well known signature.
What thu Philadelphia papers call the
: "original survey of Mount Vernon,
drawn by Washington," 1? among Mr.
polock's poserions, but we doubt If
? this map Is an original. More likely It
It. u copy made by Washington (rom the
original, as George Washington was not
the first owner of the plantation.
There, is also a letter from Washing?
ton on the result of; thu exchange of
prisoner? takon at yorktown, In which
, he gives instructions to ? he American
commissioner not to agree, to the ex?
change of Cornwallls. Washington de?
sired that the exchange of the officers
and men should proceed without Cornwal?
lls being Included in It Tho commis?
? ivi.? ? was told that n u.? British would
not agree to thftt arrangement to report
to him (Washington) for further 'in?
structions. By tlio way. tho Identical
parole signed by Cornwalits at yorlttown
Is ono ot the treasures of the Virginia
State Library.
Various other manuscripts and books
identified with Washington are included
in tho Poloek collection: also Jefferson's
rare "Summary Review," which, wo arc j
told, was printed at Wllllamsburg. and
was regarded o? tlio precursor of the
Declaration of Independence.
There is in tho collection also a letter
from Jefferson addressed to Governor
Hancock, of Massachusetts, dated l'Albe?
marie, in Virginia, October 10th, 1T7S."
The subject of this letter Is the finances
of the country. Jefferson thought thero
was a good prospect of gottlng a loan
from tho Grand Duke of Tuscany,
Washington anil Jefferson both wero
great letter-writers. Every year letters
or theirs, never In print, come to light.
.Seldom did either employ nn amanuen?
sis, nnd each wroto a good, easy, legible
hand.
The 'Pennsylvania Railroad tunnel un?
der tho Htidsou Blvef will probably cost
??',???,???. Including tho extension cast
ward to Long Island City. Tho whole
work will bo flvo and three-quarters miles
long. The tunnel will not havo a. level
bottom, but will declino from the shores
towards the middle; its middle part will
be farther from tho surface of the wtitor
than any other'part.
At one point, the tunnel will have four
tracks; at other points It will havo two
or throe. Tho greater portion of the
^ortti River tunnel, some 5,600 feet, con?
sists of parallel cost Iron nnd concreto
tubes, carried on a foundation consisting
of twenty-seven Inch screw piles, spaced
fifteen feet apart. The tunnel has con?
crete sidewalks and a brick roof arch,
and Is to be water proof on top and sides.
Tho railway postal clerks are asking for
national legislation that will make their
calling less hazardous than it is now.
If there Is any reasonable and proper way
to give them protection, they ought to
have It. Whenever an accident occurs to
a mail train the postal clerk is pretty
sure to be killed or wounded. A car bet?
ter fitted to stand the shock of collisions
would seem to be a necessity if an effort
is to be seriously made to reduce the
loss of life among tills valuable class of
eiur fellow-citizens.
S. Brown Allen, United States marshal
for the Western District of Virginia, Is
quoted in the Washington Post as say?
ing that the Mann liquor law lias not only
put many rotali houses out of business,
but in some communities has closed quite
a number of small distilleries. As a re?
sult, says he, there has been "renewed
activity on the part of the- moonshiners,
who make Illicit whiskey in the moun?
tain counties. At the session of the Dan?
ville Court, held recently, there wero
about 100 convictions of people Indicted
for violating the revenue laws."
Tammany's "unofficial" election figures
give the boroughs of Manhattan and the
Bronx to McClellan by a plurality of
47.250.-? In adltion,? Tammany expects to
get a majority of 2,000 in Queen's, and to
leso Richmond by 1,000, thus having 48,250
votes to offset the adverse Low majority
In Brooklyn.
The principal betting on the mayoralty
result Is now done on even money. In
some cases, however, odds are given in
favor ot Low.
At ono time it appeared as? though Bal?
timore would become o. bidder us the
place of meeting {or both tho national
political conventions next year. Now it is
believed the city wjll not enter tho lists
for either convention.
It now appears that there will bo a
"new American cardinal," but that It
will not bo Archbishop Ryan, but the
Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro.
It Is beginn.rig to dawn upon an un?
suspecting public that the Hon. William
Randolph Hearst Is not joking about
wanting that presidential nomination, but
Is In dead earnest.
The advance In the price of broom corn
may be duo primarily to the big show
made at house-cleaning; In the Postofttco
Department.
In the meantime the Baltimore papers
am raking in a pile for political road-ng
matter, running nt per Inch rates In the
advertising column.
Newport News has very properly sur?
rendered and tho veterans with tholr sons
and daughters aro In quiet possession of
tho City on the Roads.
Our North Carolina friends who have
been having fairs all about the Stato are
of the opinion that the naughty midways
out draw tho big pumpkins.
This seems to bo the time for the usual
fall epidemic of (1res and the Insurance
companies are getting; on the grin ne?
cessary to (?nable them to endure It,
That reported drop In the price of west
cm entilo Is a mighty long time reaching
the fresh meat nntrkets of the east.
Events of the past few weeks probably
explain why Wall Struct did not lend
that ???,???,??? to poor Cuba.
Hero Is another mathematical prob?
lem; To what extent Is the car famine
duo to wrecks and Bmashups7
The Hague tribunal ought to have an
Inning before Rustia, and Japan lock
horns.
Nobody can complain of the October
weather. ? has beon all things to all
men.
Dowle does not fail to keep his proph?
etic ovo on the ???ite money.
Puritani m In tin Sout'-i.
fiprlngfleld (Moss.) Republican : Tho
true Puritanism seems to break out 'n
tho South at timen, as In the caso of ihc
Virginia Daughter.? of the Confederacy,
who have refused honorary membership
tu Miss Alberta Gallatili, who has of?
fended their sense of inorala bv plu y I g
In "Ghosts"?Ibsen's play, tibe is daugh?
ter ot the Confederate General Gallatili,
And grist-granddaughter? of the financier,
Albert Gullstin, uf the early nineteenth
century?
Millinery Dep't
You will find this department up
to date With the latest and most ar?
tistic creations.
White Folt Walking Huts, worth
$1.25, now 7G??.
Black Velvet Hats, $9.00 (P? nO
value?, now . ?pl/?VO
Ladles' Ctonie and Sui' Dcp't.
Full lino Ladles' Furs, extra pilco
Inducements, from $?.(><> to ffiW,?>0.
Men's Suits and
.Overcoats.
Nothing to Equal It.
Our line of Collars. Cuffs, Shirts
and Ties Is superb. Young men and
old men are our customers. We keep
lip to date. Men's Furnishings. Stop
in. Inspect; our prices are as tempt?
ing as the goods. Try our pay-easy
plan.
I Tirona ofJJhought ?
| fn 'Dixie Xctnd \
Columbia Stato: A Russian newspaper
turns up Its nose at the Ameiican navy
and declares "we have nothina to fear
from that source." There Is not the least
likelihood of the test being made, but
the American navy, as that of Japan, lv s
the advantage of experience. It has been
tried In service?against a very soft thing
to bo sure?and was not found want?
ing.
St. Louis Republic! "Uncle Joe" Can?
non remarked . casually that he didn't
know much about the boodle situation,
but that he was Interested. It wouldn t
be a bad Idea for him to pick up a few
points about boodlers. Ho and his con?
gressional conferees may be called upon
to do some investigating one of these days
In the event that the people call, for a
show-down with tho administration.
Spartanburg Herald: It has been or?
dered that the. White House messengers
shall henceforth wear uniforms adorned
With shlnlnB silver buttons. Wo are sure?
ly getting gay on and aiound the throne
in Washington thesu days.
Columbus ""(Ga:) Enquirer-Sun: Secre?
tary op Agriculture Wilson says ho will
como f.iiuth and Investigate the? boll
weevil after the election. By that time
there will be nelthtir bolls nor' wee?
vils.
Florida Times-Union: The Memphis
Commercia) Appeal thinks that it would
be well to Jeuve Jim Tillman to bis own
conscience. Let us know when Jamos
succeeds In locating It.
Tho brains of the Japanese, both male
and female, average greater ? in weight
than thoso of the English.
The unexplored Antarctic region, which
equals Europe in size, Is the largest un?
explored area in the world. '
The real name of Gabriele D'Annun?
zio, Is Gaetano Rapagnetto. The druma
tlst Is the son of tho Duchess Maria
Galleso de Roma. He Is a musician us
well as a playwright, nnd has a son who
has a certain celebrity as a mandolln
ist.
Tho maximum draft for vessels pass?
ing the Suez Canal is now 26 feet 3
inches.
A curious phenonenon has beon noticed
In the trop.es that can never be seen at
higher latitudes. A mining shaft at Som?
brerete, Mexico, is almost exactly on the
Tropic ot Cancer, and at noon on Juno
21st the sum shines to the bottom, light?
ing up the well for a vertical depth of J.100
feot or more.
Personal and General
?irai.
meaimm?memmeJ
M. Carller, vice-president of the Bel?
gian Council of Industry, has' been ap?
pointed by his government commissioner
to tho St, Louis Exposition.
The Duke of Abruzzi, the Italian Prince
and explorer, is in New Orleans, in com?
mand of tho cruiser Liguria, which has
arrived at that port.
Professor C p. Gillott, entomologist at
the Agricultural College at Fort Collins.
Col,, has been appointed chief entomolo?
gist at Hie St. Louis Expos.tlon.
Chancellor Jfttner. ?ay, of .Syracuse
University, at the opening of the Geno.oe
Conference Young People's Missionary
Convention at Syracuse on last Thursday,
said that it now costs siir.,OoO,OOt) to ?up
port tho minist?re of Hie gospel, and $2.>,
???,??!) to support the pet dogs.
?.<?.
North Carolini Sentiment.
The Kaleigh Post sayo:
It does not seem to be any trouble ut
all now for Wilmington to ship cargoes
of cotton ranging ? rom ??.??? tu -U.O?J
bales to tho caigo, to foreign mai heu.
Wilmington Is developing It* foreign mulo
rapidly now. It ought to.
The philosophical Winstori'Salem Senti?
nel save;
Going to the fairs?the several "groat?
ist" ever held In ?he .State?and tho c.lr
cusos help anyway for tho country p?oiiie
to forget their troubles for tho timo be?
ing.
The Charlotte Observer, ftl\yaj'l proud
of a spunky Tarheel, says: \
80. our fellow-citizen, Hon. Richmond
Pearson, now minister to Porsia, has been
set back for $76 for "sassug'' an Italian
railroad official while ho was consul
general to Genoa, Italy. There Is uoth.i.e
to Indicate whether be was r.glu or
wrong In "Missing?? the railroad men, but
we are rather glad that ho didn't In?
voke the King's clemency, by doing which
he could nu va secured remission' of thu
fine. He I? nido to do H and It
Is more creditable to the Ameri?
can representative, to whack up than lo
teg off.
INSURANCE DEP'T REPORTS
ON LARGEST CO. IN WORLD
No one owning reni estate can. foil to be
Interested In tho results of Ilio recent ex?
amination of tho Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York by the. New York
Insurance Department. No mini who hns
ever attempted the transfer or even a
Singla piece or land can ever rorgct the
tidlousness und red tape attendant nn
tlio proving of title and the valid trans
roi thereof. Can thn land owner then
conceive tho labor, experience and pa
t le neo requisite to pass judgment upon tho
value? of real estate aggregating over
thirty-two millions of dollars? The Attt
tttal Life, as this Now York Insurance
Report shows, has actual title to 201
pieces of real estate, valued by the de?
partment's experts at this amazing sum.
nnd holds over 4,600 mortgages, amount?
ing to moro than eighty-one millions, on
other real estate. The value of this prop?
erty securing these mortgages exceeds
?lio hundred und slrty-two millions. These
items aro Jput two nf the many that go
to make up the Aiutila! Life's assets of
nearly four hundred millions, tho largest
trust fund In the world, Tho total as?
sessed value of real estate in our own city
of Richmond amounts to only $41,511,1$}
Tho Alutual Life Is not only the oldest
life? Insurance company In tho western
Lomlsphere, but also the strongest in the
world, and Its payments to policy-holder?,
even moro than Its enormous assets held
for their protection, demonstrate Its In?
calculable usefulness to tho country. Dur?
ing the sixty years of Its life II has paid
policy-holders over six hundred millions
of dollii'-.i. Richmond lieiicfleiarlos last
year received from all life Insurance com?
panion $79(1.638, and the total for tho entlro
Stale amounted to the magnificent sum
of $3,307,653. A very large percentage of
Ibis was paid to our citizens by the Mu?
tual, of Now York, which has just re?
ceived from this New York State Report
such striking confirmation of Its claim to
be tho "oldest In America; largest In the
world."
LIFT THE QUARANTINE
Interesting Announcement to Farmers
and Cattle-Shipaers. .
Tho appended notlco will be Interesting
to farmers:
Office of State Veterinarian,
Blacksburg. Va^
Notice to Stockmen, Railroad Companies
and others doing business In the eta.te:
The cattle quarantine through the Stato
of Virginia will be raised November 1.
1?03, to remain so until January 81, 1804?
Thus durlng,tho months of November and
December. 1003, and January, 1904, cattle
may bo transported to and from any por?
tion of tho State without quarantine re?
strictions.
And It Is ordered. That all stock pens
which may have been reserved for the
uso of cattle from the quarantined dis?
trict, prior to November 1st, next, shall
rot be used, for receiving or storing cat?
tle from the quarantined district which
have been inspected and passed, nor for
cattle originating outside of ' tbo quaran?
tined district, except when such cattle aro
intended for Immediate slaughter.
By order of tho Board ot Control.
J. G. FERNEYHOUGH.
Stato Veterinarian.
MAY POSTPONE
OYSTER QUESTION
A prominent Democratic leader of the
House, at Murphy's last night, suggested
that In his opinion It would be wise to
postpone the final consid?ration Of the
oyster question until.the new. Legislature
meets In January. "It Is a delicate and
intricate subject/' he said, ? "and one
about which a great many of us know
but little. I am willing to study the mai
ter this fall, but I do not think we wul
be sufficiently informed to lntellgently
'dispose of It before tho session of mo
new Legislature convenes."
This same view is expressed by a num?
ber of members, who appear unwilling
to accept and adopt the report of the
commission without first giving the who o
matter the most careful study. The re?
port will undoubtedly recommend the
breaking of the BayloT survey and wilt
be earnestly fought by Tidewater mem?
bers. l
Fine H?alh R cord.
Editor of Tho Times-Dispatch:
Bir,?Public attention having been eo
much called to health of school? In the
last year, notably tho Cornell and the
V. M. ]., reminds me of the fine showing
Hamnden-Sidney can make In that Une.
In the history of that venerable and
most excellent college, from 1777 to the
present day, only one student lias died
of sickness while In residence, anrj In
that cas? of appendicitis.
During the past IS years, and possibly
for a longer pei lot!, though I am In?
formed only as to IS years, lit the whole
college community, including students,
faculty and others living at Hampdtn
S.dnoy, there has been no case of diph?
theria, pneumonia, smallpox or typhoid
le\er, except one caso of pneumonia In
a young chdd, who was brought to tho
placo 111 with tho disease. I think this
I record of one of our oldest colleges will
? be Interesting to many of our people, an?!
vuluabln as a showing of how good, a
placo SouthslJe Virginia la for health,
an well as many other things.
HYGI5IA.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 28, 1,108.
?
Richmoi'ders i ' New York.
Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 2S.~?St. Denis, A, L.
?Hoitman, W. D. Chiles; Uarlington, C.
B. Cary and wife; Imperial. H. Camp?
bell.
for 8triants and Children,
The Kind You Ilavo Always Bought lias borne tlio signa
turo of Ol?as. H. Fletcher, and has been made under his
personal supervision for over 00 years. Allow no ono
to deceive you in this. Counterfeits, Imitations and
"?Tu8t?ae?good>* aro but Experiments, and endanger ilio
health of Children?Experience against Experiment.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the Signature of
Use For Over 30 Years.
,t?? crriTnun co
JJUl
n?,v e-rnttT,
POEMS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW.
Whatever your occupation may be, nini however crowded yoin*
houre with affairs, do not foil to secure at least a few minutes
every day for refreshment of your inner life with a bit of pootry.
Prof. Charles Eliot Norton.
No. 16.
THE CAMP AT NIGHT.
By HOMER.
Th6 place of Homer'? blrtb l? doubtful. S<mn GreeV eitle?, Smrrns, ritirile?. Celo?
, pnon. Sileni?, Chios. Argo? end Athens contended for the h?Nior b?Tlng been his MrthpUe?.
Thorn?? Herwood wrote:
?<>t?? cities werrei for Homer being detti.
Who living b?d no roof to shrowd hi? head.
An ?nonymou? wrlt>r wrote: ,
Seven wealthy town? contend for Homer dead
Through wbich the bring Homer begged bt? breed
Thorn?? B?<v?rd wrote for the ghakeepeare monument at Strsttord:
Great Homer'? birthplace ?even rival cities cl?tm
Too mighty ?ach monopoly of fmn*.
He was born ?bout 1850 year? ? C, He wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey, tiro very long
poems, ?till read in tho origin?! Greek in all college? of the clrtllzed world. The ?nbjetrt
of the IUad U th? ?lege of lllon (Troy) In Alia Minor. The subject of the Odyssey I?
Odysaen? (Ulyescs). The following eitrsct 1? from the translntlou or the litad mode by
George Chapman, who w&? born In Hertfordrhtre. Eng. ?b 'it 15MI. It Is supposed that t?
studied at Oiford and Cambridge, lie nlso wrote iioem? and play?. Hi? tran.latlon of the
Iliad appeared in lull. He died May 12, 1084.
??G? winds transferred into tho friendly sky
Their supper's savor; to the which they sat delight?
fully,
And spent all night in opea field; fires round about
them shin ed,
As -when about the silver moon, wncn air Is free
from wind.
And etare shine clear, to whose sweet beams, high
prospects, and the brows ?
Of all steep hills and pinnacles, thrust up themselves
for shows,
And even the lowly valleys joy to glitter in their sight,
When the unmeasured firmament burst to. disclose her light,
And all the signs in heaven are seen that glade the shepherd's heart;
?o many fires disclosed their beams made by the Trojan part,
Before the face of Ilion, and her bright turrets showed.
A thousand courts of guard kept fires, and every guard allowed
Fifty stout men, Jay whom their horse eat oats and hare white corn,
And all did wishfully expect the eilvcr- thron -ed morn.
This is Pope's translation of tho same scene;
THE troops exaulting f=at in order round,
And beaming fires illumined all the ground.
As when the moon, refulgent lamp of night,
O'er heaven's pure azure spreads her 6acred light,
"When not a breath disturbs the deep serene,
And not a cloud o'ercasts tho solemn 6eene,
Around her throne the vivid planets roll,
And stars unnumbered gild the glowing pole,
O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, ?
And tip with silver every mountain's head:
Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise,
A flood of glory bursts from all the skies:
The conscious swains, rejoicing in the eight,
Eye the blue vault, and bless the useful light
So many flames before proud Ilion, blaze,
And. lighten glimmering Xnnthus with their ray?.
The long reflections of the distant fires
Gleam on the walls, and tremble on tho epires.
A thousand piles of dusky horrors gild,
And shoot a shudy lustre o'er the field.
Fully fifty guards each flaming pile attener,
Whose umbered arms, by fits, thick flashe? send,
Loud neigh the coursers o'or thai*; heaps of corn,
? And ardent warriors wait > the rising morn.
Poems you ought to know began tn The Tlme?.ni?p?teb Sunday, October 11. 1003. On?
Is published each day.
HANDiO /E
TO PRESERVE THE
POEMS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
15c Each. BY3r.L
TIMES-DISPATCH BUSINESS OFFICE.
MR. O'FLAHERTY QOINQ ,
Will Help His Law Par.ner for the Sen
ate.
Hon. D. C, O'Flaherty will leave tjo-day
for Warren county, where he will help his
law partner, Sir. M. J. Fulton, to win
bis tight for the Benate, Mr. Fulton's
district is composed of the count lee of
Clarke, Page and Warren, and he Is be.
Ing opposed by Mr. C. It, Fritcltard, a?
Independent candidate.
Mr. O'Flaherty Is sure Mr. Fulton will
win opt, but he Is going up in time to
iri?ke pome epeechos for him at uny rate.
The other Fulton down, in the South?
west Is ha-vlng a Jiard road, but is male
hit a game light, and hi* friends aay he
will win out all right over Ids Republican
opponent, Mr. John F. Gr?er.
FELL OVERPRECIP?CE
AND WAS K'LLED
fSpecial to Tho Timos-Pliipatch,
pRI?'l'O.r.,, TEN ?.. October is.-Carl
Fletcher and Edward Weatherby, lumber?
men, wore precipitated over a high cliff
in a buggy at Butler, Johnson county lie*
evening. Weathorhy was Instantly kill?
ed nnd Fletcher was seriously hurt
Committee Meetings
The Committee on ?trente failed of a
quorum yosteiilnv nt'li tnoon. The Water
Committee will meet at S o'clock this
evening ln_.regular session.
A SAFE hEMEDY rO l COU?HS
AND COLDS IN CHILDREN,
As a safe medicine for the cure of
coughs and celds, nothing will compart
with Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, Mr.
Frank O'Hara, of Franltllnville. N. If,,
has this to say concerning Its use in his
home: "Cliamerloln's Cough Bemedy Is
our remedy for all kinds of coughs, cold?
and lung affections. We find it especially
good with our family of small children,
as It is always denlrable to give the |.tt|?
ones something that Is free from hapn
ful a ftor-effects, and that is just why
we like this remedy. Wo havo every con?
fidence in it, and have used the medicine
very successfully In our fainl'i" " tm* .?1.
by all druggists,

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