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ICity Does Not Deal Rationally
With Crime Nor With
Physical Ms.
COMMITTEE MAKES REPORT
City Home Should Be on Farm.
Jail Well Managed but
Principle Wronp;.
With all possible emphasis, the Rich?
mond City Committee, in Its report to
the State Hoard of Charities and Correc?
tion, asserts that the jail prlsoneis of
Richmond should be rrmovrd to a farm
and there l.e made to v.- irk in the
open air. In potent words, the commit?
tee mak"s this striking statement: "It
Minneapolis, with a daily aw-rage of
MS men and twenty-two women, can
save the municipality fin.hoo yearly
with h?4- SI IM ihSsss and OST* SC per
r?-nt of her drunkj?. surely Kir!,moid,
with her dally average of 175 men
and thirty women, should at least
make a start towards dealing ration?
ally with dor delinquents."
Cure for the lode and the morals >?
the central idea of the report. Jail
Inmates cannot be cured of tuberculo?
sis, it is argued. Nor can crime be
Cured unless the sufferer from the
moral Sasoaae can be studied and re?
moved from the surroundings which
aro the iarf??*st enswattva factor.
I. oral to a Very Bad.
$M to the Richmond City Jail, it !?
found well managed and clean. - The
character of the f->od 1* good and Its
quantity sufficient. But it is i>ot mod?
em. If the city must have a Jail, ?
ears the committee, it should have one
which approaches modern ideas. Its
surroundings are adjudged, especially
unfortunate, tending to make it a real
place of punishment. It is surrounded
by every possible unfortunate condi?
tion. If there is a sing.'? corrective
or reformative idea in the minds of
the people responsible for the Jail's
location, "there could within the lim?
its of the city be found." according to
the visiting commit tee. 'no more lnap- J
propriate place in which to develop it."
Coming to the City II >me. the spirit
of the management is praised. But the ,
city has not done its part. The tuber- f
rular patients should be sent to the,
country and treated under modern eon- j
dltlons, instead of by medieval rules. I
The committee notes with satisfaction
that the Council committee recognises
the need, snd hDpes that the remedy
will soon be found.
Report of Coaamlttee.
The text of the report is as follows:
Richmond. Vs.. September ZD. 1911.
Dr. J. T. Mastln. Secretary State Board
of Charities and Correction, Rich- (
mond, Va.: j
Dear Sir,?The Richmond City |
Cxmraittee of the State Board
ef Charities and Correction, hav- '
ing visited the City Jail and the,
City Home, in addition to the detailed ,
statements herewith Inclosed, renders
the following re.oort:
City Ja??l-oealloa. J
At the outset, comment on the Isca- i
tion of the ritv .fail is distinctly in!
order. I?*n ia a deep ravine, it Is,
bounded on the north by a long line of
new stables, on the northeast by the
City Incinerator, with irs accompany?
ing odors, >n Cie east by the open
sewer kn -\i n a* .''h ?ckoe Creek, on
the south b) s l"t of stables mellow
with age. on ibe somhwest and west
by "the eeighbarbeasV* Ions re-ognlzed
as the redlight .listriet of the city,
and. ab>ve all. ehut?ner out the light
and air of h?aven, ,* the Marshall
Street viadu.-t. with its rumbling cars.
Kvery artitVlal external condition
ronceivab]< Is present to make the sta?
ting of llv- 'rill of Richmond a place
of punishment "rat excellence." BX
Hood's
Sarsaparilla
Eradicate- scrofula an.l all other
humor?, cure? all their effects,
mako the bl^d rich and abund?
ant, bUuswsJbbbs all the vital
organs. Take it.
O* It So-day. In usual !iqn:d form
or choor-ii -d tablet.' earned Isrisisks
i Adv. rtisement.> i
"t.JOO.JOO Farmers in ths United
States own their own land and of
these 2,600,0 00 are free from debt.
These self-educated, silent thinkers
are not only eble to separat* the
ihaff front the wheat, but to run the
who!., thrashing: machine."?Collier'*
Weekly.
I To separate tha ehaff from
{the wheat, the cotton from the
wool, is one of the big respon?
sibilities of the merchant in
buying clothing.
j Nowadays there are ao many
I slick mixtures that it takes ex
i perlence and a keen eye to
pick the good ones.
Our new fall suits and over?
coats at prices from $10 to $88,
include every grade that is re?
liable.
Everything else men and
boys wear is here.
however, there be a single modern. I
' corrective or reformative Idea In the
] minde of those responsible for its sit
I nation, there could, within the Hmlts of
the city, be found no more Inappro
I pri^te place in which to develop it.
I AdaalatsUallie.
? So much for the site. The Jail itself ]
I Is not modern. Judged by jail stand- j
lords, and no one recognizes this more j
than the present sergeant. Richmond, >
! If it must have a Jail, should at least
j have an Bp-to-date one. The new
portion of the State Penitentiary fur?
nishes a fme model right at hand* In?
viting imitation. The care of the Jell
I and Its able-bodied inmates Is perhaps
! all that oouM bo expected under the
j present system In the present location
and with the present equipment. The
I Jail Is well managed and clean. The
I character of the food is good, snd its
quantity sufficient.
Medical.
The hospital on the upper floor is
well equipped, and the medical and'
surgical clinics, conducted twice week?
ly by Dr. Ps.r-1 Howie, of the Univer?
sity College of M?>diclne, are valuable
from every point of view. Dr. Gordon,
the Jail ph.eel clan, visits the prisoners
at irregular times weekly, and is al?
ways subject to call. There is urgent
need of a female nurse In the Jail hos?
pital, for the male attendant there,
however efficient, in the very nature
of things, is unsnlted to minister to
the intimate needs of ertck women. It ?
is asserted that a very large propor-1
tion of Jail prisoners suffer from
I venereal disease. No effort, except as I
^ the individual acknowledges hie af-!
' fliction. is made at the Richmond Jail
j to determine accurately how the pro
: portion works out there, nor have
those free from the disease been sep
j arated hitherto from those thus af
; flicted. We have received the assur
j ance that this separation as regards
cell partners will hereafter be made.
Physical Exaaalaatssa.
We believe that every prisoner should
be thoroughly examined physically by
a physician when committed to JalL
if the oompensaAlon of the jail phy?
sician is Inadequate to secure this j
sen-ice, we believe that the matter Is;
of too much importance to allow pe- j
runiary considerations to hinder its
being done. Thorough physical exaxni- J
nation should be of value, too, in as-1
storing In the determination of the |
question ae to what extent physical or
mental disability Is responsible fori
crime.
Specialists' Werk.
In this connection It Is well to state
that in our opinion it Is of much more
worth that a corps of specialists be
on the visiting staff of the Jail then
that they be attached to ths City
Home, however important t*st has
proved to be. Almshouse inmates are
usually from misfortune or old age
pest restoration to perfect health or
usefulness, while among prisoners sre
frequently found strong and poten?
tially useful people who In many In?
stances have been denied any sort of
No matter hjow the mercury
drops some men will never
drop the negligee shirts; so we
have a full stock) fall and win?
ter designs. But, for the par?
ticular man here are the par?
ticular stiff bosom shirts that
fashion dicta tea for cold weath?
er. Some have the comfortable
abort bosom; Prices $1 to $9.80.
Neckwear?all the New York
styles constantly coming in .
from our New York Resident j
Buyer.
80c to $2.80.
All the new tangled under?
wear that has merit to it may |
be found here, but not to the
exclusion of the old reliable
sorts we've all tried out!
80c up.
proper training. The community!
therefore owes it to itself to do whar'
It can to straighten them Into decent j
citizenship.
It is impossible to cure tuberculosis
except by early diagnosis and re-,
moral from the dark, damp, unwhole?
some environment in which It breeds.
It is likewise equally preposterous to
expect the social disease we call crime
to be cured unless the patient be in- ;
telllgently studied and removed from
the evil surroundings which are !
usually the largest causative factor, j
What to Do.
The Legislature at Its last session,
removed the only serious impediment |
to proper treatment of Richmond
prisoners, and your committee feels
that it can do no greater service than
to assert with all the emphasis possi-1
ble that the jail prisoners of Richmond
should be removed to a farm and there
be made to work in the open air.
If Minneapolis, with a daily average
at ISO men and 22 woman, can save the,
municipality $50,000 yearly with her
work-house, and cure ?6 per cent, of
her drunks, surely Richmond, with
her dully average of 173 men and
30 women, should at least make a
stsrt towards dealing rationally with,
her dellnquenta.
Ctty Home.
As regards the City Home, the com?
mittee feels that its best function at ]
this time is:
1. To commend the movement now
on foot to move the tuberculosis pat?
ients now at the City Home out into
the country to bo cared for under
modern conditions. This is a para?
mount need.
2. To emphasise the great necessity
for a modern city hospital for general
medical and surgical cases, for with
the present equipment the work ol
caring for the sick city poor Is great?
ly hampered.
We are gratified that the Council
Committee recognises this need, and
we earnestly urge that there be no un
necessary delay In settling this im?
portant matter.
The spirit in which the Inmates ot
the City Home are now being looked
after by the present management la
deserving of all praise. There only
remains for the city noyf to do its
full part.
Respectfully submitted.
ROT K- FLANNAGAN. M. D..
M. J. STRAUS.
KATE PLEA SAMTS MINOR.
Committee.
verdict far Prnsndasa.
A verdict for the defendant waa entere?
yesterday in the Law aad Equity Court la
the auli of Peter B. Hatcher against the
Itlrhmond and Chesapeake Bay Railway
Company for damages to property. Mr
jaatshor aued for Hat?. Judge Mullen, of
Petersburg-. ta.i in this case by designation of
Governor Mann. Judge Crugnp asking to be
relieved, having bees counsel for one af ta?
parties t<> the ruit before bis appointment
to the bench.
THE WEATHER.
rsrerast, Par Vlrgaala PatT Wad
ZZ****' rata WriaiaSay stigfat ee
rewreeay ag*i slag.
Carolina?Pair Wedaeo
,., "tTSfi luMPl Data aar Yesterday.
1- W'On temp, nature.?2 .
?t I' ..i. temperature. ?4 !
Maximum temperature up to I
P. M.. gl'
Minimum temperature up to "f
P. M. .T.. M
Mean temperature. h%
Normal temperature. BJ
Deficiency in temperature . 4
Deficiency In temperature since
March 1 . 25
Ac? um. deficiency in temperature i
since Jsnuary l . 457 1
Deficiency in rainfall since March ?
1 -?.3.2J 1
Accum deficiency in rainfall since
January 1 . 2
?.steal Observation S P. a. Yeeerrdap.
Temperature. ad
Humidity . . ca
Wind?dlrectl-.n .W E.
*lnd?v< locity. ?
eather.Clear
C?.VFM"rin*4? f% IWJPORTAVT rTTYKU.
fAI S r M K -stern Standard Time.?
Pia, e Tier. II T. LT WeatBOg.
Aahevllle . . . ?4 ?o S? Clear
Atlanta ... 7| ft| ?4 Clear
Atlanta <ity . Kg :-n 4: Clear J
Boston . ?e 4? ?leer
Buffalo . i* ^ 4* t '.oadv
r.?:*"*rj .3; 40 XZ .-now
t*ha'..st?n ?0 g< < loar
Chicago . ij M 4? Rain
'?enver . ?s *? ?Teer
I'clwth . 4* ms .;s - loud
tsol'.ston ge ?| 74 Oear
Hatt?rar ... ?4 M ?I Clear
i Havre . 4t M 4* liaIn
Ja- h?onv?lle .. 7| s? g? fiear
Kansas city .. ?? :n r.4 Cloudy
lyoti.sviiie ... aa 7* 4? Cloudy
Montgomery . ?2 Pa ?4 clear
New Orleans . M at 72 Clear
New York ... M It r-a Chtar
ftCSS .!? 9 fi r,*?r
Oklahoma _ 74 as fa Clear
Pittsburgh ... ?4 It 4? Cloudy
Raleigh .ee as ?e Clear
R l^ula. 4t 7# ?2Cioudy
? r-ui .(3 ?? at Clear
Ssn Frsrc'sco. (4 at t4) Cloudy
??vannah - 7t S4 St Clear
?pokaee .dd 44 44 Cloudy
Tampa . 7t at 44 Clear
Washinrtog ..13 ?4 44 Clear
Winnipeg -44 3? 42 Cloudy
WyibrelVle ... M TS 44 Clear
mr% 14Ti bp: an sr.
October E 1411
HIGH TIDE:
*n.t r- o,-?12 Moralag ....2 It
fm aeia.?14 %\* '
Jumped to Feet With Polices
When Wendenburg Accused
Police oi Trickery.
USED NO "THIRD DEGREE"
Lawyer Assails Detectives Who|
Worked Up Evidence Against
Leo Kidd.
Charges that the police bad used
cajolery, threats and generally out?
rageous methods to secure the convic?
tion at his client, made by Attorney
1* O. Wendenburg in Police Court yes?
terday morning when the case against
Leo Kidd was again continued, were
characterized as wholly untrue by De?
tective Sergeant John F. Wiley. He
said that the allegations of "third de?
gree" methods was without founda?
tion.
Mr. .Wendenburg msde his accusa?
tions when the prosecutioe asked for
a continuance of the case until Oc?
tober 31 and whicii was Immediately
granted. Kidd is accused of an offense
involving Grace Krammer, fifteen years
old.
In a heated statement to the court.
Mr. Wendenburg said that detect'ves
had threatened the girl with incar?
ceration in an institution if she (lid
not admit what they wished, and pro
raiseu tier, as a brloe. the lawyer said,
a good position in a Broad Street shop
it she would do as they desired.
Quick te Reseat Charge.
Chief of Police Werner and Com?
monwealth's Attorney Mlnitree Fo'kes
were immediately on their feet to pro?
test against Mr. Wendcnburg's re?
mark?-, but he waived them aside, as?
serting be was not accusing them but
the Investigators who worked the aase
against Kidd. They are Sergeant Wiley
and Detective O. P. Smith. SergearsJ
Wiley was ?''?iiter when he declared
emphatically that there was not one
word of truth in the charges made
by Kidd's counsel.
Mr. Wendenburg also protested to
Justice Crutchfield in postponing
Kidd's hearing; until October 31. but
the court said it was the purpose of
the State to await the result of Kidd's
trial in the Henrlco County Circuit
Court where he :s under indictment
for a grave offense against young
girls, before trying him in the c*ty.
Mr. Wendenburg also asserted that
the Commonwealth had resorted to
trickery to prevent the attendance in
court of two material witnesses for
the defense?the two girls who wiU
testify against Kidd in the county.
He said they had not obeyed sum?
monses and were In contempt of
court. Justice Crutchfield said that
he was aware that the Commonwealth
intended to ask for a continuance of
the hearing and had notified the girls,
who are being detained at the In?
dustrial School near Bon Air. It would
not be necessary for them to appear
yesterday.
"Thank Heaven, That
Itching Is Gone!"
"One Touch of ZXM0?and the llelisf
IsSuMime, Try It, Folks!"
"O my. O my, what a blessed relief.
Here I've been suffering the mock
awful torture for months, sad tried
things galore. ZEMO la magic. Tka
first Ums X applied It, all Itching!
stopped. How I can sleep nights, and j
life Is worth living."
ZEMO is a new wonder?a liquid,
that Is awsnrawteed to stop Itching.
Away go eczema* eczema pains and sores.
It stops dandruff la a hurry. It Is un~
equaled for prickly heat. Irritated aad
inflamed skin, skin blotches, sores,
bites, stings aad pimples Ton can't
find anything like it. simply because I
there's nothing like ZEMO known er I
sold today.
ZEMO will be a surprise to yea Jost
ss It has been s surprise to thousands
who have already tried ft.
Don't miss It for 25 cents When
you have proven with a W esst Bee?
tle how remarkable ZEMO is to year
own satisfaction, then yea can bay a
$1 bottle, which contains sts fishes SB
much ss the 25-cent bottle.
ZEMO la sold st drag stares. In Sg.
cent aad 91 bottles, or sent_ direct, est
receipt of price. By E. W,
cine Co.. St. Deals. Mo.
Zerao Is sold sag guaranteed by druggists '<
everywhere, and la Richmond by Paragon
T'harmaer. Peopie'a Drag Store, ".Ichs-dson'?
tR-as Store. TSrraat Drag Co. So an der? A
Crump. Vaoeban-Bosertesa Brag Cm.
Advertisement. I
Sm
Tkese
Ubds
$8.00 24-pc Tea Set
OCR STORE WTU, CLOSE AT It
O'CLOCK WEDNESDAY ?1
DAT). AT STATE FAIR.
Miel HUES
GRANT OIRECTQR
(Atlanta Man Succeeds Samuel
M. Inman, Who Declines
Re-Elect ion.
STOCKHOLDERS MEET HERE
esident Finley's Annual Report
Shows Great Activity ami
Profitable Year.
At the annual meeting of the stock?
holders of the Southern Railway Com?
pany, held at the home offices of the
company in Richmond yesterday, tho
annual report for the tiscal year end?
ing; June 30 was approved. Th re?
members of the board^ of directors. 1
Alexander B. Andrews, Robert -M. Gel
ia?-ay and Fairfax Harrison, ah SSI
terms of office expire this year, were
unanimously re-elected for a furtn.-r
term of three years. Samuel At ln
tnan, whose term of office as a direc?
tor also expires this year, declined
re-election, asking that he bo ie.ic-v.-d
from further active duty. His valua?
ble services as a director of the com?
pany began soon after Its organization
In 1894. John W. Grant, of Atlanta,
was elected a director for the ensuing
three years to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Mr. Inman. Col?
onel A. B. Andrews, first vlce-prt si
dent of the company, presided over the
meeting of the stockholders.
Blghteeath Annual Report.
The eighteenth annual report of Met'
company showed that tho road was
now operating 7,088.03 mlies of track.
Orose operating revenues for the year
were 9C3.593.329, the net operating
revenue of the year being 919.S94.092,
an increase of $475.?9. Taxes amount?
ed to 92,452.328.28. The balance of In?
come over all fixed charges was $(,
"63,117, the total dividends amounting
to 92.7OJ.0O0, leaving a balance carried
to the credit of profit and loss of 94,
018,127.(14, a decrease from the net pro?
fit of last year of 91.S85.830.14. A dlvt. :
dend of 2 per cent on the preferred
stock was paid April 24. and provision
has been made for the payment on.
October 29 of a dividend of 2% per
cent, declared out of the income earned
during the last fiscal year.
The Investment m physical property,!
exclusive of depreciation, has increased
95,36?.3<1. of which 92.702.595 w?s In
roadway and structures and ?2.666,763
In equipment.
Doable Track Werk.
Double trsck construction north of
Atlanta between Croeskeys ana Gaines?
ville, has progressed during the year.
A substantial part was placed In ser?
vice on June 30. It is expected that
this work will be completed on January
1. 1913. at which time the company
will have in operation on its main line'
between Washington and Atlanta 289.35
miles of double track, or approxl- 1
mately 44 per cent of the total mile?
age between terminals. Construction
of double track and revision of grades
and alignments on the main line soutn
of Franklin Junction. Va. was com?
pleted and placed In operation during
the year. A number of long lap-sid?
ings have been completed and placed
in operation, the aggregate length of
these being approximately 19.714 feet.
During the year the company ac?
quired or contracted tor forty-five lo?
comotives, thirty-seven passenger core;
and 2.990 freight cars
Psaaiass of the Sewttv
In the report President Finley dis?
cusses st some length the relations ol
the company to the progress of the
South. In agriculture It Is stated great
progress hss been made in increasing
the average yield per acre of all staple
crops The Istsst reports of the United
States Census Buresu on manufactures
in the United States are quoted to
show the total value of the products
of the States traversed by the South?
ern Railway in 19ft* to have been 81
455,927.000, sn increase over I?99 of
107.68 per cent, as compared with aa
increase of 79.49 per cent for ail other
States
The reports show 44S new Industrial
plants completed during the fiscal year
at points on the company's lines, with
seventy-three plants under const ruc?
tion at the elose of the yesr. Tho
year is reported as having been one of
reviving activity in the cotton textile
industry of the Southeastern States
The consumption of cotton jn the mills
of the cotton-growing States was in
excess of any previous year, amounting
to 2.712.622 hales During the year tbe
cotton-growing States consumed ttJtTi
more bales than the mills of all tho
other Stetes combined, ft Is reported
thst s substantial number of settlers
have purchased land and toes ted slong
tbs company's lines daring the year.
The company is continuing its policy
of active participation in read improve?
ments, its good roads train carrying
to all sections models of modern road'
construction During the calendar yearl
1911. 921.884.413 was, appropriated by j
legislstive enactments, lot al and coun- ]
ty bond issues for road Improvement j
In the Southern States traversed by the
company's ltn?-s.
President Klnley elpro'es the belief I
that no pert of the I'nlt' d S?a??n should
b?-refH more from the approaching
rompietioa of the Panama ?'anal tltun
Ihe t. rrltory traversed by th?- South- rr..
the <-ondillons being 'avoiaMe for the
production in this se?-ti?a of many of
the manufactures produ.-ts wbb n are
!n demand In the markets of Central
and South AroerVa. Asia and the r??-|-:
flc I Uro?, to which Ihr < anal will OB? a!
s m?r. direct route.
Th* d.re^-|or, f>la.-e on record their
appreciation of the loyal and . SV:- nt
service rendered by the oSJb. ra and
?yes In all depenments
a
i Special to The Tltiiee-Dtepatch ]
Tsssws.ll. Vs.. October 9.?A doable
wedding wee solemnised st Cedar
Bluff at 1* o'clock this snornlng M rs
ribs Scott daaeTbter of Mr. and Mrs,
R Scott, aad H. Si Gay. of Atlanta,
Oa. aad Miss Lens Margaret Scott,
daaghter ef Mr. sad tors E. H Scott,
age] I. O Fesklaa. of MtOwwog. If T.
were assiits9 la the garters ef the
Blue 1 uipftur Ina The Bare. W. W.
Cargo a. ef TazeweU. ?srtsisssd the
soeM? i ii ssasay. Bath the yoaa?
have been cease.ted with the
est ef the ISorfol!. sad West era's I
cat-off ad Cedar Bjuff. Mr. Gay si last,
? swutis with the Was asks Bridge
Ca sees er ead Mr Peratae wits the |
Stativs? aad frtssma
parties were pros -
where srae la
after the sjSBs
JOHR P. BRiWeil 82
YEARS OLD TO-DAY
|
Writes Reminiscences of Lung
and Successful Life for The
Times-Dispatch.
SAVED PART OF EARNINGS
Made Thrift Knie ,.| Liu- Mould
t'liaii}i?- Xauie - >' His
I liureh.
?lohn I'altc.-on lltancli. a leading
citizen of Itici.iuonti and one of tr.?
wealthiest men in th- South, ia ? .irlii>
two years old lo-.iay He |m in geed
U(u\tn. Mrong aft slcany t, spall aa
mentally. Ax uanal. !??? will spend tlu
day at his office, site lid lag to Ina mui
tilarious business int. rents, ana re- 1
reiving UM c<*ii?,-ra: u.atl->iis uf Hi*
friends. He I? bu>.v uveiy day.
l"?r Th>; Tliiie?-l?.^iia*(h Mr Hran?li
writes some-interesting r> ni.nle'< ii< *--.
It has t-e. n the priviKge of this p.ip*r;
to aecute sum? of h.s i?colle? tion? ea<-h
Sear. ?>n this occasion h<; touches
briefly on jagsral points, ianlartlpg fcfpj
rt-ligiouK training, nis p.litical axswri-j
enrei,. his war sorvlet. und tlie iinan-1
CSpi rule of his life. This is that **?|
penny saved is a penny aaimaj" I
Mr. Branch. sjfM of tlu- few .survivors!
of the conference held in Petersburg.1
In May. IM? wh?-t, the esMjBaBSa M- tlio-1
dists formed a .-laiai,- organization,
now desires to see the name changed
to that of "The Methodist Church." I
lie writes as follows:
Thaaks PraiHrw-r.
You ask mo for some oi my remi?
niscences. If I should attempt to give
you wry man) of them they would
All columns of your paper, but a few
may interest your readers.
God has p-rmltted BSS to live eighty
two ?Isars, and I reel that His good
nf.v and m.rcy have followed me all
the ?!ays of my life. Next to God's
goodness I am indebted to my father
and t loth.-r for liavlng inculcated in
gat high and holy aims. L'p to the |
Mgas I was thirty-two years old?the
year of my marriage?my father's
house was my home, and at all times
I had the advice and counsel of my
parents up to the time of their death,
and they were always my models, j
They joined the Methodist Church be-'
fore 1 wag a year old. and I am In- j
debted to them for the good that Is
-n me. having been blessed and influ
enced by their example.
I was born in Petersburg, the ' Cock
ado City" of Virginia, la ls?0. My
education was begun In a Methodist
Sunday school when I was four years
olJ. at .1 It was continued ia the pub?
lic and private schools of Petersburg,
Vs. I obtalnod the balance of my
educaUon as a clerk In my father's
oAce. which I entered over sixty-four
years ago. afterwards becoming uia
partner in the mercantile ansl banking
business. .
Vote far Several Davys.
I started my political career when a
boy as r exist rar of the votes cast at
the public elections. The law at that
time was. If the election was held on
a rainy day tbfc polls should be kept
open for two more days, and the
qualification of a voter was that bo
should live in the town, city or county
in which he voted, and should be a
housekeeper 'known as a "boiler of a
pot") or own land In the various coun?
ties or cities. This enabled some men
to vote as many as ?vc times the
same day in different towns, cities and
counties. I was a Whig up to the
time of the chose of the Civil War.
Since thea 1 have been a Democrat,
hut their politics have not always
been to my liking.
My father eras a delegate to the
Secession Convention, and opposed se?
cession by every means possible up to
the time that President Lincoln issued
a proclamation on Sunday, the 14th of
April. 1841, caning on the various
States to furnish troops |o whip South
Carolina lato submission. The Southern
troops on the 12th day of April. 1841.
fired oa Fort Sumter. The Federal
troops commanding the fort surrender?
ed the next day. When Mr. Lincoln
called oa the various States North and
South to whip South Carolina, then my
father said If he must fight he would
tight on the aide of South Carolina, and
on the 17th day of Apr*. IStI, voted
for secession. Many members of the
Secession Convention said that the
Yankees would not fight and that the
war would not last sixty days. Gen?
eral Tnomi* of Georgia, said he would
drink all the blood that waa shed in
the war. My fsthcr said that the
Yankees would fight, snd that the war
would be a long and bitter one. and
much of the fighting would be done on
Virginia roil.
War aU?lalariarre I
My father bad la all five sons and
three sons-in-law. all of whom were
in the Confederate service. I was In
General Lees army the latter part of
the war. snd was captured when ho
surrendered at Appomattox Court?
house. Virginia, and Still have my
by order
a
Don t fail to
investigate
It it veil to note that the I!
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imitators; tntm though a r?
durtion of the name and the i
<if the type used in our trade-ma
is the limit of their iiivoluntarji
flattery.
THE
INNER-PLAYER
TRADE MAMJt
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is away above comparison witfcj
any other instrument cuntamingj
a player device. j
Of course you'll see and hear tbji
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We invite the most critical mvetw
gation. *
The?jr/et/Fampiw
??ermw Caale Plane Caw
Mad. 2584. 213 E. Broad}
of General Grant Tea. ha gave a pa
iol<- to every soldier of General Lee's
army instead of making prisoners of
tliem. Just here L wish to aay that
whilst General Lee made no demands
or requests as to the terms of aar
render. General Grant In his magna?
nimity granted every suggestion made
by Generul Lee, which wae certainly
most liberal. Some of the suggestions
were that the cavalry officers should
be permitted to keep their side-arms td
protect themselves from marauders,
and to keep their horses to work the
crops; also thst the various commands
be loaned wagons and teama to trans?
port what little baggage they had to
their homes, the wagona and teama to
be then delivered to the neareat Fed?
eral command.
Each' Confederate command furnish?
ed Major S nod grass, acting quarter?
master-general, with a list of same. 1
was ordered by him to make a copy of
the wagons and teams loaned and de?
liver It to the quart er master-general
of the Federal arm*, which I did on the
evening of the 11th of June. 184S. Had
Mr. Lincoln lived I am satisfied ae
would have been as libersl to the South?
ern people In the dsys Of Reconstruc?
tion as was General Grant In hia
terms of surrender. It was a great
misfortune to the South that Mr. Lin?
coln should have been assassinated,
which occurred on the 14th day of
April. ISIS, just four years after his
prodama/ion calling for troops
C horch Member Msty-Stae Tears.
I have been a member of the Metho?
dist Episcopal Church since 1843. and
am one of the very few now living
who was preaent at the first meeting
of tbe conference held In Petersburg.
Va.. in May. IS4& 'or the purpose of
forming the Method ist Episcopal
Church. South, composed of those who
had seceded from the Methodist Epis?
copal Church in 1844. I have been a
delegate to many of tbe annual and
general conferences of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. South. I am anxi?
ous to see the name changed to that of
the Methodist Church.
I am president of the Merchants* Na?
tional Bank of Richmond, which office 1
have held for over thirty years. A
rule of my life has been to spend a
part of my earnings and deposit the
balance in some good hank, believing
that a penny saved is equal to a
penny made.
Harrisonburg. Va.. October 8.?An?
nouncement was made to-day of tad
marriage on August 4. two months ago.
of Lewis Egolff and Miss Treue
Rhodes, both of Roanoke- The cere?
mony was performed by Rev. C H.
Crowell at Laeey Spring. Roehrnghem
County. The bride ie a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. Rhodes, of aVnaaoha,
former residents of Mt- Clinton. Buck?
ingham County.
A WONDEBFTX HOR3IIXM PVOW.
The Parker Motor Plow Is being ex?
hibited at the Fair Grenada, and la
operated about 3 o'clock each after?
noon. It Ie thoroughly practical na
all kinds of soil for turning and gea>
eral cultivating. Hundreds hare seee
it work, an are delighted with MS
many advantages for- the average)
farmer. A general ose of th?s machine
I will do much to solve the food prob?
lem, and leeda be to tensive farming.
Farm implement manufacturers show
much interest la the work of tats
plow. A stock company is being or?
ganized to place It on the airM
end the factory win probably,be Jmm
cated In the city of Vtrgtaia -hewing
most interest In ita development. Call
on W H- or Jas. N. Parker at the
exhibit for Informstteu remttve te
stock or future orders.?Ad v rtisement.

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