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The Latest News Gleanei From Various
Tarts of the State.
B. B. Boitldin, of Charlotte county, has
been appointed a special Inspector In the In?
ternal revenue service at a salary of $8,500.
Under Mr. Cleveland's first administration
he held the 6nme position nnd -fros shot and
badly wounded hy some North Carolina
Collectob of Internal Revenue Shepperd
is in Culpepper Investigating the recent seiz?
ures of illicit liquors in that and Rappahan
nook county, in both of which much excite?
ment has been caused and mnny stills have
The Leesburg Washingtonian say9 : "We
learn from those who deal in fertilizers that
more havebeen sold this fall than usual. Our
farmers are plucky in their determination to
Rev. W. W. Hedrick, pastor of tho Now
port Methodist Circuit, Giles county, died
from the effects of injuries received in being
thrown from his cart by a runaway horse.
He was crossing tho mountains between
Newport and Blacksburg when the accident
occurred. He was found in an unconscious
condition and was never able to tell the par?
Mr. James Taylor, of Cornwallis, Ritchie
county, died sud ienly a few days ago. Hs
death was caused by heart disease brought
on by dropsical affection. Mr. Taylor was
one of the leading business men of that patt
Ot the State. He wns sheriff of Ritchie
county while it wns a part of Virginia, and
served e werai terms in the Legislature of
It is estimated that the va'ue of tk?
marketable apple er.)p of Augusta this sea?
son will be toO.OCHv Rockbridge $60,000
and Albemarle $10\00>. virginia apples
nre in great demand this ye..r.
Ryan A McDonald's quarry, near Stras?
burg, Shenandoah county, shut down last
week, throwing a number of men out of em?
ployment. Their lease on the quarry had
The heavy surf from tho storm of Friday
unearthed the skel lons of two human
bodies at Newport News just ?eiuwthe Ches?
apeake nnd Ohio pier No. 7. The bodies
were in plain wooden boxes, and tho theory
is that they were the bodies of two soldiers
buried there during the war. The boxes
were lying side by side.
Denn O'Neill, the twelve-yejir-old son of
Michael O'Neill, of Richmond, was accident
nlly shot and killed while out shooting near
the city in company with several little
friends. Tbe boys had a parlor rifle, and it
is thought that it was accidentally dis?
Rev. C. M. Galway, of West Virginia Con?
ference M. E. Church, died at Grafton, ol
typhoid fever. He was pastor last year of
tbe Seventh Avenue Methodist Church,
Huntingdon, nnd at the recent conference at
Grafton wns assigned to Kingwood Station.
The chestnut crop throughout the Lu ruy
Talky, A large section of the Valley of Vir?
ginia and West Virgin!? is reported to be
moro abundant than for many jr*an past.
The trees are heavily loaded and tho nuts
nre claimed to be of very flue quality.
The Annual Confeiejce of Virginia of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South will meet
this year at Danville, on the 25th of next
Mr. Edward N. Eubank. formerly of Lynch?
burg, has been appointed deputy collector of
customs at Newport News.
The Crubtree building, on College avenue,
Salem, bas Len sold to Roanoke College for
COTTON KILLED BY FROST.
Considerable Damage to the Crop
Throughout the Mi 3lssippi Valley.
A killing frost fell in Voinphis nnd vicin?
ity greatly injuring crop* aud vegetation.
The cotton crop will be cut short 15 or 20
g>?r cent., and in tho lowlands the tjp crop I
Will be a failure. The frost seems to have j
keen general throughout the Mississippi .
A special from Vicksburg, Miss., says.
?Cotton and other tender vegetation in the
lo winn ls was nipped by a frost in this por- I
lion of Mississippi and heavy frosts ara j
sported In Northern Louisiam, where a j
much lower temperature is recorded. (
Owing to the drought nnd other causes the
riamnge will be great.
A special from Canton, Bliss., say0: "The
fold wave that struck this section resulted
In a white frost. Thin she. ts of ice were
?een in shady places. Considerable damage
will result to late cottou, as a great dea\ is
A dispatch from Greenville, Mas3., 6ays:
^The fl st frost of the season fell here killing
ill tender vegetation and doing considerable
*lamnge to cotton."
WRECKED BY A BLUNDER,
8ev<.ral C suelties At'end a Collision
Between Two Trains.
A head-end collision occurrol on the
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad ]
atjPaxico. twentymiloswest of Topeka,Kans., j
between a freight nnd passenger train. Two ,
colorod tramps riding on the mnil car wen* j
instantly killed. The passenger train left
Kansas City and arrivod nt ThxIco one hour
behind time. The train hands misunder?
stood the train despatches orders, and
were not expecting to meet tho freight train,
which was about to go on a side track to
permit the passenger train to pass.
The dead and wounded were brought to
Topeka on a special tran. Tho engine,
bnggage, mail, aud express cars were com?
pletely wrecked, aud the freight train wns
pi'ed up in a great heap.
The striking miners at St. Helens, Lanca
shire, attacked and destroyed the colliery
offices and beat back the policemen who
attempted lo disperse the rr ob. There \rsn a
"Formerly I s iflVrel with neuralgia, but it
has not tronb ed ms since 1 have taken Hood's
ianaparllla. I gave ,?
Hood's to my little girlf/
for threat tronbKand it
gave her immediate r -
lief. My brother ha?also
taken it and it h s cured
him of as'hn a. Pre?
viously, h<) cou d not
eat much. and got on li
li lttlc s'eep. Kow lu
has a good ai peCte, can
breathe Mid J and sk-ep
eoundly at ni-bt. H.* has regained bis
former strength a-id weight. Wt aro all in
debtcd to Hoot's fc'areaparllli and will use no
other medicine " Mks. Rebecca Wert, Orrs
town. Pa. *"'? B Get only Hoor,H'
"~7iQ0[y$ PILL* are purely vegetable, careful
prepared Irom the beet Ingredient*. ?5 cenU.
The Eminent Brooklyn Divine's Sun?
svoject: "Helpful Churches."
Text: "Send thee help from (he sanctu
ari/.'"?Psalms xx.. 2.
If you should ask fifty men what the church
Is. they would give you fifty different an?
swers. Om min would say, "It is a conven?
tion of hypocrites." Another, "It is an as?
sembly of people who feel themselves a great
deal better than others." Another, "It is a
place for gossip, where wolverine disposi?
tions devour e;i<Vh other." Another, "It isa
place for the cultivation of superstition and
cant." Another. "It is an arsenal where
theologians go to g*>t pikes and muskets and
shot." Another. "It is an art gallery, where
men go to admire grand arches and exquisite
fres?o, and musical warble and tho Dan
tesque in gloomy imagery." Another man
would say, "It is the best pl iee ou earth ex?
cept my own borne." If I forget thee, 0
Jerusalem ! let my right hand forget her cun?
Now, my friends, whatever the church is,
my text tells you .vhat it ought to be?a
great, practical, homely, omnipotent help.
"Send thee help from the sanctuary." The
pew ought to yield restfulness to the body.
The color of the upho'stery ought to yield
pleasure to the eye. The entire service ought
to yieid strength for the moil and struggle of
everyday life. The Sabbath ought to be har?
nessed to all the six days of the week, draw?
ing them in the right direction. The church
ought to be a magnet, visibly arid mightily
affecting all the homes of tho worshipers.
Every man gets roughly jostled, gets abused,
gets cut, gets insulted, gets slighted, gets
Ry the time the Sabbath comes he has an
accumulation of six days of annoyance, and
that is a starveling church service which has
not strength enough to take that accumulat?
ed annoyance and hurl it into perdition. The
business man sits down in church headachey
from the week's engagements. Perhaps he
wishes he had tarried at home on the lounge
with the newspapers and the slippers. That
man wants to be cooled off and graciously
diverted. The first wave of the religious
8ervi<w ought to dash clear over the hurri?
cane riecks and leave him dripping with holy
and glad heavenly emotion. "Send thee help
from the sanctuary."
In the first place, sanctuary help ought lo
como from the music. A woman dying in
England persisted in singing to the last mo?
ment. Tho attendants tried to persuade her
to stop, saying it would exhaust her ami
make her disease worse. She answered : "I
must sing. 1 am only practicing for tho
heavenly choir." Music on earth is a re?
hearsal for music in heaven. If you and I
are going to take part in that great orches?
tra, it is high time that we were stringing
and thrumming our harps. They tel! us that
Thalbergand Gotts-halk never would go into
a concert until they had first in private re?
hearsed, although they were such masters of
the instrument. And can it be that we.ex"
peet to take a part in the great oratorio ol
heaven if we do not rehearse here? But 1
am not speaking of the next world. Sabbath
song ought to set all the week to music. We
want not more harmony, not more artistic
expression, but more volume in our church
Now I am no worshiper of noise, but 1 be?
lieve that if our American churches would,
with full heartiness of soul and full emphasis
of voice, sing the songs of Zion this part of
Bacred worship would have tenfold mord
power than it has now. Why not take this
part of the sacred service and lift it to when
it ought to be? All the annoyances of life
might be drowned out of that sacred song.
Do you tell me that it is not fashionable to
sing very loudly? Then, I tay, away with
the fashion. We dam back the great Mis
Bissippi of congregational singing nnd let a
few drops of melody trickle through the
dam. I say, take away the dam and let the j
billows roar on their way to the oceanic
heart of God. Whether it is fashionable to
sing loudly or not, let us sing with all pos?
We heur a great deal o' the art of sluging,
of music as an entertainment, of music as a
recreation. It is high time we heard some?
thing of music as a help?n practical help.
In order to do this we must only have a few
hymns. New tunes and nsw hymus every
Sunday make poor congregational singing.
Fifty hymns arc enough for fifty years. The
Episcopal Church prays the same prayers
every Sabbath, and year after year and
century after century. For that reason they
have hearty responses. Let us take a hint
from that fact, and let us sing the same
Bongs Sabbath after Sabbath. Only in that
way can we come to the full force of this
exercise. Twenty thousand years will not
wear out the hymns of William Cowper and
Charles Wesley and Isaac Watts.
Suppose now each person in this audience
has brought all the annoyances of the last
865 days. Fill this room io the ceiling with
sacred song, an 1 you would drown out all
those annoyances of the 365 days, and you
would drown them out forever. Organ and
cornet are only to marshal the voice. Let
the voice fall into line, and in companies, and
in brigades, by storm take the obduracy and
sin of the world. If you cannot oing for
yourself, sing for others. By trying to give
others good cheer you will bring good cheer
to your own heart. When Londonderry,
Ireland, was besieged, many years ago. the
people inside the city were famishing, and a
vessel came up with provisions, but the ves?
sel ran on the river bank and stuck fast. The
enemy went down, with laughter and de?
rision, to board the vessel, when tho vessel
gafe a broadside fire against the emeny, and
iy the shock was turned back into the stream,
nnd all was well.
Oh, ye who are high and dry on the rocks
of melancholy, give a broadside fire of song
sgainst your spiritual enemies, and by holy
rebound yon will come out into the calm
waters. If we want to make ourselves
happy. W6 must make others happy.
"Mythology tells us of Amphlan. who played
bis lyre until the mountains were moved and
the walls of Thebes aro3C but religion has a
mightier story to tell of how Christian song
may build whole temples of eternal joy and
lift the round earth into sympathy with the
ekies. I tarried many nights in London, and
I used to hear the bells-tho small bells ol
the city?strike the hour of night?one, two,
ihree, four, and after they were done strik?
ing the hour of night, then the great St.
Paul's Cathedral would *ome in to mark the
hours, making all the other sounds seem ut?
terly insignificant as with mighty tongue it
announced the hour or tue night?avery
Btroke an overmastering boom.
My friends, it was intended that all tho
lesser sounds of the world should be drowned
out in tho mighty tongue of congregational
Bong boating against tho gates of heaven.
Do you know how they mirk the hours in
heaven? They have no clocks, as they have
no candles, but a great pendulum of halle?
lujah swinging across heaven from eternity
Let those re "me to sin;?
Who never knew our God,
But children of the heavenly kin?
Should speak tae r Joys abroa I.
Again I remark tftat sanctuary help ought
to come from tho sermon. Of a thousand
people in this or any other audience, how
many want sympathetic help? Do you guess
a hundred? Do you guess 500? You have
guessed wrong. I will tell you just the pro?
portion. Out of a thousand people in th's
audience there are just J030 who need sym?
pathetic help. These young people want lt
just as much astheold. The old people some?
times seem to think they have a monopoly
of the rheumatism, an 1 the neuralgias, an I
the headaches, and the physical disorders of
the world. But I tell you there are no worse
heartaches than aro felt by Borne of these
Do you know that much of tho work is
done by the young? Raphael died at thirty
seven. Richard III at thirty-three. Gustavus
Adolphus died at thirty-eight! Innocent III
came to his mightiest influence at thirty
seven ; Cortez conquered Mexico at thirty ?
Don Juin won Lepanto at twenty-five ; Gro?
tius was Attorney General at twentv-four,
and I have noticed amid all classes of men
that some of the severest battles anil the
toughest work comes before thirty. There?
fore we must have our sermons and our ex?
hortation in prayer moeting all sympathetic
with the young. -
And so with these people further on in life.
What do these do'.-tors and lawyers and mer?
chants and mechanics care about the abstrac?
tions of religion? What they want is help to
bear the whimsicalities of patients, the brow?
beating of legal opponents, tho unfairness ot
customers, who have plenty of fault finding
for every imperfection of handiwork, but no
pi"Z:?e for twenty excellences. What does
that brail1 racked, hand blistered man caro
tor Zwingle's "Doctrine of Original Sin," or
Augustina's ??Anthropology?" you might as
wen i go to a man who has the pleurisy and
put cn his side a plaster made out of Dr.
Farr'3 "Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence."
While all of a sermon may not be helpful
alike to all if lt be a Christian sermon
preached by a Christian man, there will be
help for every one somewhere. Wo go into
an apothecary store. We see others being
watted on. We do not complain because we
do not immediately get the medinina. Wo
know our turn will come an??? awhile. And
so, while all parts of a sermon may not be
appropriate to our case, if we wait prayer?
fully before the sermon is through we shall
have the divine prescription. I say to these
young men who come here Sabbath by Sab?
bath, and who aro going to preach the gos?
pel?these theological students?I say to
them, we want in our sermons not more
metaphysics, nor more imagination, nor
more logic, nor more profundity.
What we want in our sermons and Chris?
tian exhortations is wore sympathy. When
Father Taylor preached in the Sailors' Bethel
at Boston, the lack tara felt that they had
help for their duties among the ratlines and
the forecastles. When Richard Weaver
preached to the operatives in Oldham. Eng?
land, all the workingmen felt they had morl
grace for the spindles. When Dr. South
preached to kings and princes and princesses
all the mighty men who heard him felt prep?
aration for their high station.
Again I remark that sanctuary help ought
to come through tho prayers ol all tne peo
Ele. The door of the eternal storehouse is
ung on ono hinge?a gold hinge, the hinge
of prayer?and when the trhole audience lay
hold ot that door, if must co De open. There
nre here many p;ople spending their first
"KV>ath after some great bereavement. What
will your prayer do for them? How will lt
help the tomb in that man's heart? Here
are people who have not been in churoh be?
fore for ten years. What will your prayer
do for them by rolling over their boui holy
Here are people In crises of awful temp?
tation. They are on the verge of despair or
wild blundering or theft or suicide. What
will your prayer do for them this morning
in the way of giving them strength to resist?
Will you be chiefly anxious about the flt of
the glove that you put to your forehead
whije ; ou prayed? Will you be chiefly
critical of tbe rhetoric of the pastor's
petition? No. No. A thousand people will
feel, "That prayer is tor me," and at every
step of the prayer chains ought to drop off,
ana temples of sin ought to crush into dust,
and jubilees of deliveranotf ought to brandish
their trumpets. In moiK. of our churches we
have three prayers?the opening prover,
what is called the "long prayer, and the
There are many people who spend tho first
prayer in arranging their apparel after en?
trance, and spend the second prayer?the
"long prayer"?in wishing it were through,
and spend the last prayer in preparing to
6tart for home. Tho most insignificant part
of every religious service is the sermon. The
more important parts are the Scriptural les?
son and the prayer. The sermon is only a
man talking to a man. The Scripture lesson
ls God talking to man. Prayer is man talk?
ing to God. Oh, if we understood the grand?
eur and the pathos of this exercise of prayer,
Instead of being a dull exercise, we would
imagine that the room was full of divine and
But, my friends, the old stylo of church
will not do the work. We might as well now
try to take all the passengers from New York
to Buffalo by stage coach, or all the passen?
gers from Albany to Buffalo by canalboat, or
to do all the battling of the world with bow
and arrow, as with the old style of church to
meet the exigencies of this day. Unless the
church in our day will adapt itself to the
time it will become extinct. The people read?
ing newspapers and books all the week, In
alert, picturesque and resounding style, will
have no patienco with Sabbath humdrum.
We have no objections to band* and stir
[dice and ail the paraphernalia of clerical
ile. but these things mako no impression
make no more impression on the great
masses of the people than the ordinnry busi?
ness suit that you wear in Wall street. A
tailor cannot make a minister. Some of the
poorest preachers wear the best clothes, and
roany a backwoodsman has dismounted from
the saddlebags and in hts linen duster
1)reached a sermon that shook earth and
leaven with its Christian eloquence. No new
gospel, only the old gospel tn a way suited
to the time. No new church, but a church
to be the asylum, the inspiration, the prac?
tical sympathy and the eternal heip of the
But while half of the doors of the churoh
are to beset open toward tbis world the other
half of the doors of the church must be Bet
open toward the next. You and I tarry here
only a brief space. Wo want somebody to
teach us how to get out of this life at the
right time and in the right way. Some
fall out of life, some go stumbling out of life,
Borne go groaning out of life, some go curs?
ing out of life. We want to go singing, ris?
ing, rejoicing, triumphing. We want half
the doors of the church set in that direc?
tion. We want half the prayers that way,
half the sermons that way. We want to
know how to get ashore from the tumult of
this world into the land of everlasting peace.
We do not want to stand doubting and shiv?
ering when we go away from this world. We
want our anticipations aroused to the high?
We want to have the exhilaration of n dy?
ing child in England, the father telling me
the story. When he said to her, "Is the path
narrow?" Bhe answered : "The path is nar?
row. It is so narrow that I cannot walk arm
in arm with Christ, so Jesus goss ahead and
He says, 'Mary, follow.'" Through these
church gates set heavenward how many of
your friends and mine have gone? The last
time they wore out of the house they cams
to church. The earthly pilgrimage ended at
the pillar of public worship, and then they
marched out to a bigger and brighter assem?
blage. Bonn of them were so old they could
not walk without a cane or two crutches.
Now they have eternal juvenescenee. Or
they were so young they could not walk ex?
cept as the maternal haud guided them. Now
they bound with the hilarities celestial.
The last time we saw them they wer9
wasted with malarial or pulmonic disorder,
but now they have no fatigue and no diffi?
culty of respiration in the pure air of heaven.
How I wonder when you and I will cross
over ! Some of you have had about enough
of the thumping and flailing of this life. A
draft from the fountains of heaven would do
you good. Complete release, you could
6tand very well. If you got on the other
side and had permission to come back, you
would not come. Though you were invited
to come back and join your iriends on earth,
you would Bay, "No, let me tarry hero until
they come. I shall not risk going back. If
a man reacher1 heaven, he had better stay
Ob, I join hands with you this morning ia
that uplifted splendor!
When the shore In won at ln-f, *
Who will count the billows pmtT
In Treybourg, Switzerland, there is the
trunk of a tree 400 years old. That tree w;;s
planted to commemorate an event. About
ten miles from the city tbe Swiss conquered
the Burgundians, and a young man wanted
to take the tidings to the city. He took a tree
branch and ran with such speed the ten miles
that when he reached tho city waving tho
tree branch he had only strength to cry '?Vic?
tory !" and dropped dead. Tho tree branch
that he carried was planted, and it g-ew to
ho a great tre?. twenty feet lo circnmfer?nce,
and the remains of it are there to this day.
My hearer, when you have fought your last
battle with sin and death nnd hell, and they
have been routed in tho conflict, it will be a
joy worthy of celebration. You will fly to
che city and cry "Victory!" nnd drop at the
feet of the Great King. Then tho palm
branch of tho earthly race will be planted, td
become the outreaching tree of everlasting
When shall these ryes Thy heaven built walla
And pearly gates behold;
Thy bulwarks with sn ration *trong
And street* o;' shining gold?
$75,000 FOR HIS LEGS.
A Big; Verdict Against the Michigan
Central for si Hoy's Injuries.
The heaviest verdict for parsontl damages
over given nt Detroit, Mich., was returned
in tho Wayno County Court against the
Michigan Central Railroad Company. It
wns for 976,000 in favor ot William LnckUo,
seven years old, who had both legs cut off
by a .Michigan Central train a year ago last i
April. The boy's foot became caught in tho
guardrail, and before ho could extricate bim- \
self the train backed down upon bini. His
parents live in Detroit.
A srAMAnD has succeeded in extracting
from grasshoppers a certain fatty substance, '
which he claims is capable of being trans?
formed into the finest soap extant* '
A Days Happenings as Told by
TO CLOSE OUR BUILDING.
Bedford City's Eoard of Trade
Preparing Winter Schedules
Burned Out by White Caps
Verdict fsr The Virginia
Forty of Bedford's merehnnts, bankers,
tobacconists, manufacturers, and business
men met in the Opera-House and organized
themselves into the Board of Trade of Bed?
ford City. The meeting, which wns called
to order by E. D. Gregory, of the Index,
was presided ov:r by Major N. D. Hawkins,
In the chair, and with the pros representa?
tives ns secretaries.
A committee of six on permanent org.ini
mtion?Mtesre. T. D. Berry, E. D. Gregory,
E. B. Stone, T. H. Love, W. A. Falconer,
and N. I>. Hawkins-was elected to draw up
a constitution and by-laws.
This organization has been forme 1 to
better to develop the resources of the coun?
ty nnd city and to give strength byconcert?d
action to all matt rs of improvement and
Meetings will bo held monthly at which,
will be discussed roads and road questions,
on which depenls so largely the success of
this market as a tobacco centre for the
county ; apples, and how this may be made
an apple county ; the home production nnd
use of meat and flour, and other questions
of vital interest to the town. Much good is
expected from these meetings.
Preparing Winter Schedules.
A meeting of the managers of the Vir?
ginia railroads was held in Richmond in tho
office of General Jnmes C. Hill, tho railroad
commissioner, for the purpose ot perfecting
the winter schedules and arranging closer
connections throughout tho State Therj
were pnsf-nt > njor E. T. D. Myers, ot the
Atlantic Coast-Line, Major J. C. Winder, of
thc Senben rd nnd Roanoke Lino. Mr. George
W. Steves, of the chesapeake nnd Ohio
Mr. Hughes, of the Atlantic and Danville,
Mr. Richards, of the Piedmont nnd Freder
icksburg, Mr. Barbour Thompson, of the
Richmond nnd Danville, and Captain C. A
Taylor, of the Richmond, Froderlcksburg
The Baltimore and Ohio nnd Norfolk and
Wallera systems were not represented, but
their mnungers will be piesent at the next
meeting, which will take place on November
An Old Petersburg Firm Assigns.
Messrs. Martin, Bon A Co., the oldest and
one of the mobt honored commission firms
in Petersburg, made nn alignment. Their
liabilities are only about -t8,000. with assents
sufficient to cover their indebtness. At least all
the creditors may feel ture that they will re
ceivedollar for dollar of their clnims.Theflrm
of Martin, Hon A Co., is the successors in di?
rect line of the parent bouse, established
over half a century ago, and which, through
(he vicissitudes of that period, have con?
ducted business without break, and with a
mott honorable record. Mr. Robt. A. Mar?
tin, tho bead of tho present firm, is one of
the most honored nnd beloved citizens, who
enjoys the perfect eonfldeneo of every per?
ron in the community, and the same may bo
enid with equal truth of his son, Mr. A.
G. M. Martin.
Burned Out by Whitecaps,
News was received of an outrage perpe?
trated by whitecaps in Campbell county.
Mrs. Ira Brooks and her two daughters have
received several warnings lately that they
were not wanted in Ihe neighborhood, but
paid no attention to them. Monday night a
band of men surrounded their house, nod Bet?
ting it on Aro burned lt to the ground with
nil tbe contents. The women barely escaped
with their lives.
Although the women were objectionable
characters, the best peoble are greatly In?
censed, and the whitecaps will be prosecuted.
To Close Our Building.
Tte Board of World's Fair Managers for
Virginia held a conference nnd decided to
IcstiuctDr. Appeison, the State's Lusiness
commissioner to close the Mount Vernon
building ut Chicago, on the 31st of this
mentb, although it is thought the Exposi?
tion will be kept open louger.
The board is negotiating for the sale of
the building. There were present at tho
conference Colonel Buford, Captain Buford,
Cnptain Fiffgart, Colonel Cains, Senator
Hurt and Dr. Brockenbrough,
Bitten by a Eca Constrictor.
Mies Lillie Jonia, a fcnnke-ehnrmer in one
of the side-shows nt the Suffolk fair, while
handling n 25-foot boa constrictor was bitten
on the wrist by tbe reptile. Ills fangs en?
tered loth sides, and caused wounds from
which the blood flowed quite freely. Several
of the serpent's teeth were en bedded in the
lady's arm and have not yet been extracted.
The wound is very painful, and the rehult
cannot bo foretold. Miss Joma has beeu
handling ennkes for fifteen years nnd this Is
her first accident.
Verdict For The Virginia Co,
The easo of tho American Manganese
Company against the Virginia Manganese
Company for dnmages has occupied a
good deal of thc time of tho Circuit Court at
Charlottesville. A verdict was rendered in
favor of theVirgiuin Company for tl2,000,
interest fiom the 30lh of July, 1892, subject
to a set off of $9,000 to the American
MnnganeseCompnny with interest from dates
of maturity ot notes.
Dr. Balley Gets $1,000 Damages.
The celebrated Jibel suit of Dr. Baily vs.
Colonel J. C. Haskell wns decided In the
United S ates Court, lt Abingdon, in favor
of Bailey, and the damages assessed at fl,'CO
Colonel Haskell is a son-in-law of General
Charlks Decker, a ticketseller, at tho
Sixty-second street gnte of the Chicago Fair
grounds, Bold 17,803 souvenir ndmission
tickets on Chicago Day, nnd won the box of
cignrs offeied by Superintendent Tucker to
the mau selling tho largest number. He is
an old circus ticketse'ier.
Emperior William bas accepted tho resig?
nation of Geu. von Knlienborn-Stnchau,
minister of war, who will le given command
of nu army corps. His successor is Geu.
Bro sort SehiHeud6rf. y j
HEIR TO COLUMBUS'FAME. ,
A Descendant of tho Discoverer Resides tn
Buffalo, V. T.
Buffalo has the honor of reckoning
among hor citizens a lineal descend?
ant of Christopher Columbus, the
name ls Alexius
Columbus, and last
Saturday he cele?
brated his 104th
sary. Alexius was
born on the Isle d
Orleans, near Que
alexiusicoi,cMBra where his grand?
father had settled after his immigra?
tion from France. Alexius' father,
Peter, was a shipbuilder, and Alexius
followed the same occupation, at first
in Canada and later in Buffalo. For
many years he also conducted a farm,
and most of the old man's time is de?
voted lo gardening. Although 101
years old he is remarkably well-pre?
serve.I, and appears strong enough to
round out another decad.
1h j Vnlu? of Laughter.
The great safety valves of the
human engine are. tears and laughter.
Laughter, especially, distinguisher
man from the brute and sliow3 that
hU enjoyments are intensified by tho
gift of reason, that his mirth is a
thing of Instinct merely, but accom
pan'ed by the thought and action of
a controlling intellect.
A man can usually find within
himself sufficient cause to excite
wholesale weeping; but his needed
amount or laughter must generally
bc provided by somebody outside of
himself as lt were. And the man
who can skillfully provoke a genuine
article of side-Splitting laughter is
much scarcer than the man who is
willing to take a drink at gornebody
The Maryland Medical Journal
"The physiology of merry laughter
ls worthy of study. It ls the dance
of the diaphragm which tips rhyth?
mically upon the underlying abdom
inal organs, exciting leristalsis and
quickening the flow of the life-bear?
ing b'ood-current. Thc lungs, too, j
profit by the deep indrawing of fresh
air into their lowermost parts and
the excretion of effete matters from
their remote reee-ses. And, in sym?
pathy with the jubilee of thc great
inward organs, the windpipe is
opened widely and the voice breaks
into ripples of mirth. Systems of
'physical cu'ture' which banish mer?
riment and laughter from the exer?
cises of the growing youth of either
sex must end in failure. The tread?
mill and the galley, however scien?
tifically constructed, can never be?
come ideal gynnasia. Let the phy.
sician take warning: and, if he has
neglected her, begin at once to woo
back thc coy goddess of merry laugh?
Just as sure as a man begins In the
poultry business with a number of
laney chickens, he wants "a nice hen?
house with a cupola on it," which ho
explains to you, ls for fresh air. In
this niaoy make a grave mistake,
6a.vs R. K. James in the Portland
Transcript, as a top ventilation In a
hen-house is of more injury than no
ventilation at all. Especially is this
so in winter. Hot air is lighter than
cold, and consequently rises to the
ceiling. When there is an opening
in the ceiling this air escapes and the
cold air take* lie place. Under these
circumstances it can easily be seen
that a hen-house with a top ventila?
tion ls always a cold one In winter.
"When ventilators aio put in they
should come down to within one foot
of the floor, and will then take out
foul air without removing the warm
air. Most houses in this country
need no ventilation, as they are open
enough to insure a good circulation
of fresh air at al! times. If as much
attention was paid to getting warra
houses by the average farmer as there
ls no ventilation there would be less
complaints of swelled heads, roup,
and many other diseases too numer?
ous to mention.
Flirting ^Prevents Marriage.
It is th'OJgh flirtation, which has
advanced to something liko a fine art,
that many marriageable young folks
Ioho their chance of life. Flirtation
destroys confidence between the ] e"
sons who indulge in it; it presents the
natural growth of mutual esteem: it is
n:>t a thing of good faith. It is an er rot
to suppote that lovemaking and flirta?
tion are identical; they are, in trulh,
antithetical. Lovemaking is tender
and ennobling, while flirtation is cruel,
foolish, and demeaning. The ono is
the prelude to wedded happiness; the
other is inimical to it. Young men
and women should exercise their rea?
son while on tho lookout for suitable
life partners: yoi many of thom give
encouragement to flirters, silly flirters,
who are taken up or thrown off, with
results that are often grievous, indeed.
RE daily test?
ing Royal Bak?
ing Powder by
that most inf al*
libleof all tests,
the test of practical use.
They find it goes further,
makes lighter, sweeter,
fiBcr-flavored, purer and
more wholesome food
than any other, and is al?
ways uniform in its work.
Its great qualities, thus
proven, are the cause of its
wonderful popularity, its r.ale
being greater than that of all
other cream of tartar baking
Sheridan spent his leisure in manu?
facturing repartees and funny sayings,
and after going into corhpany would
lead up tho couversetion to a point at
which they could bo worked off as im?
Suwarrow, tho Russian General,
was fend of jewelry, and always carried
ab:ut with him a bag of unset dia?
mond. At night, when seated by his
camp fire, he would take tho:n out and
enj y tveir brilliancy.
David, the artist, when not painting
amused himself by (craping an old fid?
dle, which he did abrm'nably. Ho
would insist on playing for every visit?
or, and often exclaimed: "Oh, if I had
only been a born violinist!"
Byron's hou.ohold. according to
Shelley, consisted, besides servants, of
ten horses, eight enormous dogs, three
monkeys, five cats, an eagle, a crow
and n falcon, and all oxcept tho horses
went to and fro in the house at their
Tcr:<kr. the painter, weald, on Fat
urdsy night, pit a ?5 note in h's
pocket, dress h'm elf in a ult of rough
clothes, and dtoupear till morning.
After his death it wa* discovered that
he spent the intervening lime in ca?
rousal at a sailor's drinking homo.
Emmanuel Back's favorite diver?
sion was organ-playing, and on more
than one occa-i'm at church service he
forgot him elf and played so long that
the preacher, who was waiting to bo?
gia his foi mon. was forced to send a
messenger to him and obliged him to
Beethoven was fond of bathing, and
whilo doing so would splash the water
over tho floor so that it ran down inti
the rooms below. While composing he
would howl and groan in the most di -
mal manner so that the neighbors com?
plained, and he was frequently (bligod
on this account to change his lodgings.
Tho World's Largest Vin?.
The vine at Hampton Court * is be?
lieve 1 to be the largest in Europe, iti
branches extending over a space of
2,300 foet, It was planted from a slip
in the year 1708 and generally bears
upward of 2,000 bunches of grapes of
tho black Hambro' kind.
Stat* er Ohio, Citt or Toledo, i
Lucais CO0HTT. 1
Frank J. Chenev makes oath that, ho ls the
nenior partner nf the firm of F. .1. ('heney &
Co., doini? business In the City of Toledo,
County and State aforesaid, ami t hat said firm
will pay the furn of ONE Hl'MlRKl) DOL?
LARS tor each and every case of Ctlarrh that
c innot Secured by the use of H all's Cataw rm
Clue. Fha\k .1. Chi- ney.
.-wornto before me ani Mibscribwd in my
presence, thU6th day if Decemb ;r, A. D. 188,5.
. ~-^ - A. W. Gleason,
< ?,? ' NoUlTtl Pnh'ir.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts
directly on the blood and mucous hiirfacea of
the system. Send tor test monials, free.
I1'. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo. O.
ty Sold by Druggists. 75c.
There nre In the world 261 blind asylums
nnd training schools, with 11,780 inmates.
Many persons are broken down from over?
work or Household cares. Brown's Iron Rit?
ters rebuills tho system, aid-* digestion, re?
moves excess of bil", and cures rn daria, A
nplendid tonio for women and children.
Truces of ? rehistorie city havn been dis?
covered not tar Jrom Zanzibar, in Africa,
We Cure Rupture.
No matter of hnw loni? standing. Write
for free treatise, testimonials, etc., to S. J.
Hollensworth & Co., Cnvego, Tioga Co., N. Y.
Vrice fl; by mail, fl.l.">.
At the beginning of the Christian ern th?
relative values of gold to eiiver were ns ono
Brown's Iron Bitters cures Dysnepela, Mala?
ria, Biliousness and General Debility. Gives
Strength, aids DUestio >, tonm the nerves?
creates appetite. The best tonic for Nursing
Mothers, weak women and children.
No sympathy is felt for the man who isa
Bonham's Pills correct lad effects of over
eating. iieethum's-no other*. 26centsabox.
The Colossus of Rhodes was cost in over
1C0 pieces and fitted to ; ether.
SUFFERED EIGHT YEARS.
Couldn't Eat or Sleep.
Dyspepsia and Heart Trouble.
Dr. Kilmer & Co:-"I had been troubled for
eight years with stomach and heart difficulties.
I lived mostly on milk,
as every-thing I ate hurt
mc so. My kidneys and
liver wero In a terrible
State. Could neither --.leer.
OT eat. I had been treated
by the best Chicago doctors
without any benefit what?
ever. As a last resort I
tried your SVAJTCP
ROOT, ajid nov/1 can eat
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Nothing hurts mc, and can go to bcd and get
a good night's sloop.
Swamp-Root Cured Me.
Any one doubting thia statement can write,
I will gladly answer." Mrs. German Miller,
Dec. 20th, 1802. Springport, Mich.
At DrnggUts 50 cent* and $1.00 size.
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os tobe readily understood by all
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Correct useof Ordinary Herbs.&c
Com purri: Index.
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134 Leonard m., N. V.City
Do If ot io Deceived1
with Pastes, Enamels and Paint* which ctaln the
bands. Injure the Iron and burn red.
The Rising Sun Store Polish ia Hrllllant, Odor
lea*. Durable, and the consumer pays for Bo tin
or fla** package with avery pureba**.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to perspnal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet*
ter than others and enjoy lifo more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
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the needs cf physical being, will attest
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remedy, Bjrrap ol Fife.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
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dispelling colds,' headaches and fevers
ana permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid?
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ening them and it is perfectly frtc from
every objectionable substance.
Svrup of Figs is for sale by all drug?
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man?
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute il ottered.
" I have been afflicted with bilious*
ness and constipation tor fifteen years
and first one and then another prep?
aration was suggested to me and
tried, but to no purpose. A friend
recommended August Flower and
words cannot describe the admira?
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me a new lease of life, which before
was a burden. Its good qualities
and wonderful merits should be made
known to everyone suffering with
dyspepsia and biliousness." JBSSB
Barker, Printer, Humboldt. Kas.?
We Offer Tou a Remedy
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Robs Confinement of ita
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?Afterusingonebottleof "IttolhTT'i. Friend " t
?uttered but little i-ulu.uud (il I um. ?xt.eileuce tha?
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