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Blowhard crank ion.
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At tb* rHUiiwt'.kMi'* termiiiation
On bi* back.
?ChionR-o Tribnns.
Presents of Gold, Silver
and the Planet.
Deaths Doings?Political Personals aud
Little Carrie, age about four years,
daughter of Mrs. Sarah I mum, W-'l
Beverley St., fell oakthe buck porch
about lOfeet (OS gravel silty. H? r
forehead struck the STOOD*. tir>: lier
neck being broken she whs r. p
dead. Dr. Denton was called IO and
found the skin badly cut sod mihi 1
gravels buried in the Besls, and a brui.-e
under the right eye. After picking
out the gravels and taking h few si itch
es sud bandaging tha head, th
bright eved girl soon recover*-:
went out playing as though a |
had happened.
Mr (.'naries Lewis, while e* BTating,
a large lump of earth fell upon him
and broke hi* t lr gb Mr, I." .vb
wife and two children, and i- a hard?
working man. Both accident.
curred near Hollywood Gemeti ry.
A man named Thomas was badly cut
about the face a tew nights ago; but
when we saw him he was so drunk he
could not tell where nor how he came
to be cut. K bag of Hour and other
eatable in his basket were c nered vt ith
Last Tuesday night. '22nd inst., meet
inga were held in all the precincts ot
Clay Ward to elect delegate's to a city
convention to send delegates to Han?
over Courthouse to nominate a candi?
date for Congress, We pred'et er*
this report reach the many readers ot
the Plan bt, the Hon. L L Lasris Sri!
be the nominee and the 3rd district
will have one of the ablest and best
men that ever graced the ticket, and
the Republicans need have DO fears
about their interest being properly
eared for. Let every man rally to
Tote as never before and send .fudge
Lp wis to Congress.
Our New Town (Galilee Bl
Church) brethren are struggling hard
against sin, being greatly inspired by
Rev. Nash and his able help at the
meetings herd in the grove near by.
Revs. R. 0 Johnson, Xohn BUil and
Fauntle OJ has rendered invaluable
he1" ?*? <>-orge E. Johnson and
? ryi'r'gation of lli-s. View Bap
tist Church, preaching some peweriul
sermons. Rev. Bills is B young man
that is fast coming to the front, ear?
nest and faithful. The River Vies
BaptistChurch have decided to have
their rally every 3rd Sunday, Imping
the people will go and help these needy
but worthy people.
Sunday 20th. Rev. H. Powell at the
Fifth baptist Church. 11:30 preached
a very strong sermon, and ba;
two persons, one a girl about 15 years
old snd his father-in-law, Mr. 0. A
Ohio, shout 60 years of age.
At 8 P. M , Rev. fowell preached to
the W. ri. and D. of L. The church
was crowded, lt was one ol the DBOal
logical and instructive) expositions of
Bible truths we ever heard. If you
want an up-to-date annual sermon,
call on Kev bowell.
Communion at 8:3'? very impressive.
Four persons were received in the
church. A number ol persons were
.urned away for want of room. A
va?t crowd all day.
Sunday 13th inst , Lev H. Powell.
of Fifth Church at 11:30 A. M , preaeh
from Ecclesiastes 10:1, subject
lead Hies M lt was a powerful, clear
log cal exposition of the text. Doubt?
less it was hard for many to digest the
strong, purgative medicine poured in?
to ihe foul hearts. Go into that drug?
store again my brother and deal out
some more of the same medicine It
is good for the cleansing of the body
and prepares the soul for eternal life.
Our Sunday Schools are doing fairly
well, lilt there can ht improvement
all all along the line.
Friday night, the 11th inst., as we
?as? the corner of Leigh and Harrison
ts , we saw Rev. Clayson, (chair
backer) seated behind a stand looking i
wist'ullyat three sister* OD hit left.'
while three brethren looked longing!
and cross-eyed tlrst at the three dear
sisters and then at th - man behind the
stand. He said not a word, but look?
ed lost, out of tune and out of place. I
An afternoon Sunday-school has been
open on Chaffin near Reservoir Sts , I
we also hear that Mr. W. G, Carter ;
contemplates opening a pay night!
soho il. We hope it will be well pat?
ronized. Parents urge your boys to
The children of Mrs. Alfred Meade
1102 West Leigh rit., ?re booie again
after spending the Summer near Je
ter.Hville, Amelia Co , with their grai.d |
parents in the best ol health.
JTheB. Y. P. l\ held their regular;
weekly meeting, Monday 14th IV
dent Robert H. Pierce in the chair.
Several very inspiring songs were sung j
after which the subject "Our aim ia
life" was announced announced to be
discussed a few good idea was drawn
Mr Adam Jasper, one of our old res?
idents and and worthy citizens was
brought home Saturday 5th from Char?
lottesville, Va , paralyzed and died the
following Wednesday at 8 A M , at his
late residence, 1501 Taylor St. Hit
funeral took place from the Fifth Bap?
tist Church of which he was a mem?
ber. The h.ouse was crowded by a host
of re'*tives and sympathizing friends.
Rev Powell preached a most eloquent
feeli g and sublime sermon, pcturing
the borne of the character who lives
for trod and attended to his own busi?
ness; for such was the life of Mr. Jas?
per. He leaves a wife and six child?
ren to mourn their loss of a loving hus?
band and a kind father.
"Sleep on Adam, H
Sweet be thy rest."
Rev. Daniel Tucker of Washington,
called on us this week while on his
way to Eastern Shore, Va. We wish
him success.
We are authorized to announce to
all persons holding punch cards of the
Fifth Baptist Church, signed Rev H.
Powell, Pastor; H. il Freeman, clerk ;
given by Mr. W. IL Carter and Divi?
sion, No. 1 will receive three prizes as
follows: the one report ing_ the largest
amount of money over $1.50, on>
of the Plamkt free for one year;next
Jsrgest amount of money, one copy of
for six montes: next larg?
er 8 months,
ted not later than the
.30 V M -
Mr. tarter tenders his heartfelt
tank* to all who placed him in tne
'ad (outside the pastor) in raiding
i<?ney in the last grand rally, and to
ll who geniously enabled him to make
he above offer, and more especially to
he ladies and the Richmond Planet.
lood I r 4th Then again we
hat every church and Sunday
ehool in Richmond and Manchester
rill see that their pastor or superm
end nt receive a handsome gold
leaded cane or umbrella of equally
alue offered by the r>th. Bapt. t burch
o the contestant receiving the largest
loaaberol votes out of 300; votes st
0 rae ta Cane on exhibition at Slr
lohu ll Lewis's Drug Store, Leigh,
??'tween Adam and t*rice Sts., also at
- [soaadesslc. Son, Main, rear
?omer 9th Sts.
Madame P R Smith's concert last
Monday night was a grand success snd
die deserves all credit, only the peo
re greatly disappointee at not
tearing more of the old time songs.
rite people are tired hearing so often
.nd by the same persons a few new
For heaven's sake don't fake
?uuch ; but a rich, rare and ricy
rest is in store for all next week at
the Fifth Baptist Church.
Kev /. i> Lewis and Rev. Turner of
North Carolina fed the good people of
the 2nd Baptist Church last Sunday in
the highest order with the best of gos?
pel food.
Borne Pointed Paragraph* From th* I/St
ter of Acceptance mnd Speeches of WU
liam Mo Kinley.
It (the government under free coin?
age > would not pat the dollars into cir?
culation. It could only get them as any
citi/.en woold get them, by giving
something for them. It wonld deliver
tleni to those who deposited the silver,
and its connection with the transaction
there would end. Such are tbe silver
dollars which wonld be issued under
inage of silver at a ratio af 10 to
1. ? William McKinley in His Letter of
How to Restore Confidence.
When those who hsve money lack
con iii b.-nce in the stability of val nos and
incuts, they will not part with
their money. Business is stagnated, the
life blood of trade is checked and con
Wo cannot restore public confi?
dence by an act which wonld revolu?
tionize all values or an act which en?
tails deficiency in the public revenues.
innot inspire confidence by advo?
cating repudiation or practicing dishon
We cannot restore confidence,
either to the treasury or to tbe people,
without a change in our present tariff
legislation.?William McKinley in His
r of Accept ance.
What la Needed.
It is not an increase in the vol ame of
money which is the need of tbe time,
but au increase in tho volume of busi?
ness.?William McKinley.
i.om rmi.<-nt by Jj?w Must ls* Assured.
(iovernnienr by law must first be as?
sured; everything else can wait. Tbe
spirit of lawlessness most be extin?
guished by the tires of an unselfish and
lofty patriotism. Every attack upon the
public faith and every suggestion of the
n pudintion of debts, public or private,
_SSsSt ba rebuked by all men who believe
that honesty is the best policy or who
lora their country and would preserve
unsullied its national honor.?William
McKinley in His Letter of Acceptance.
It Must Suffer No Dishonor.
Our gLorious country has suffered no
dishonor in the past; it must suffer no
dishonor in the future. Tho past is se?
cure and glorious; tho present and fu?
rn our fields of duty and opportu?
nity. Those who have preceded ns have
ildiic their part well. Shall we be leas
hoiii st and patriotic and brave in tbe
: manoa of our part??William Mc?
YVlint IBM K?-publican I'arty Stands For.
The Republican party stands today,
?ss it be* .oways stood, opposed to tho
continuation of an industrial policy
which cripples industry at home, robs
labor of its rewards and supplies insuffi
cb nt revenue to run the government. It
stands opposed to any change in our
financial policy which would put us
apo*, a silver basis aud deprive us of
the uso of both gold and silver as cur?
ri ney, Involved in the contest, too, it
that fundamental as to whether we ere
to have a government bj law. Tho Re?
publican party stands now, as always,
for tho maintenance of law and order
and domestic tranquillity. ? William
Not hi nie hut the Best Dollars.
Wo might just as well understand
that we cannot fix the wages of labor.
That is a matter of mutaal contract be
t\v> i n employer and employee, but we
can fix by law tho kind of money in
which wages aro paid, and we will nev?
er decree that they shall be paid in any?
thing short of the best dollars in pur
rha-ing power recognized throughout
the civilized world.?William McKin?
ley. _
Work and Wagin?The Tarin".
There are two things which deeply
and personalty interest lit*, workingmen;
tin y are work and wages. They are not
satisfied with irregular work st inade?
quate wages; they want the American
standard applied to both. They are not
satisfied with steady work and poor
-; they want regular employment
at remunerative wages, with steady
work; they want to be paid in sound
money; they do not want to lose any
part of their hard earnings through
poor dollars, and they do not want to
ba paid in dollars whose value can only
?i rtained by the daily market re?
ports. "Whatever work they now have is
paid in good money, and no complaint
is made on that score. They are satis?
fied with the money, bnt they are not
satisfied with either the scant work or
the reduced wages. They are satisfied
with the present dollar bill, but they
are not satisfied with the present tariff
bill.?William McKinley to Laboring
Greatest Sufferer From Dehaaed Money.
No one suffers so much from cheap
money as the farmers and laborers.
They are the first to feel its bad effects
and the last to recover from. them. This
has been the uniform experience of all
countries, and here as elsewhere the
poor and not the rich are always the
greatest sufferers from every attempt to
debase our money.?William McKinley
iu His Letter of Acceptance.
Our Heavy Loss Front the Wilson Law.
Tho decrease in our exports of Amer?
ican products and manufactures during
tho first 15 months of the present tariff,
as contrasted with the exports of the
Stet 15 mouths of the tariff of 1890,
waa $320,353,820.
Tho excess of exports over imports
during tbe first 15 months of the tariff
of 1890 was $213,973,068, bnt only
.8,623 nuder the first 15 months
of the tariff of 1894, a loss under tbe
litter of $157,214,345. The net loss in
tiie trude balance of the United States
has been $196,983,607 during the first
lo months' operation of the tariff of
as compared with the first 15
months of the tariff of 1890.
The loss has been large, constant and
Heady, at the rate of $18,130,000 per
month, or $500,000 for every business
day of the year.?William McKinley in
His Letter of Acceptance.
Republican Mass-Meeting
There v\i!l be a Republican Mass
meeting held on St. John street, near
Charity, Monday night, Sept. 28, 1896.
Good speakers will be on hand.
C. W. Youno,
Thc New York Headquar?
ters Is a Busy Political
Hive Nowadays.
Astonishing Demand For Re?
publican Speakers and Lit?
erature From All Parts
of the Country.
New York, Sept 23.?Neturally
enough the Maine election caused con?
siderable elation at the headquarters of
the Republican national committee, and
the committeemen, as well as tbe prom?
inent leaders gathered about them, did
not attempt to conceal their gratifica?
tion over the magnificent results from
the Dirigo State. So keen was the inter?
est in the Maine election that headquar?
ters was kept open nntil late in the
night, and the various members of tbe
committee and the heads of the depart?
ments did not depart until they had
abundant assurances that the state of
Speaker Reed would give 60,000 more
votes to the Republican candidate for
governor than for his free silver op?
The chief result ot the Maine elec?
tion, as far as the committee is concern?
ed, will be to spur every member to re?
newed efforts. No feeling of overconfi?
dence has been bred by the optimistic
news from Maine and Vermont, bnt
rather a determination to put forth ev?
ery effort and make doubly sure the as?
surance of McKinleys' election. There
is a growing conviction at headquarters
that it will not be sufficient merely to
defeat Bryan, but what is needed is to
defeat him and his party by such an
overwhelming vote that he will be bur?
ied beyond the hope of apolitical resur?
Indeed, if Republicans throughout
the country were as alert and active as
the group of men composing the execu?
tive committee of the Republican na?
tional committee who meet at headquar?
ters here every day, the Republican
forces would present so strong a front
that victory would be inevitable. The
committeemen proceed on tbe principle
that results are produced by hard work
and plenty of it, and this is the motto
of tho little army of workers who are
doing their utmost to direct successfully
the campaign for McKinley, Hobart and
sound money. Every department of this
political bureau resembles a beehive.
One branch is busy day and night send?
ing ont millions of political documents
of all sorts to all parts of the conn try.
Another is engaged in the no less im?
portant task of directing the brilliant
and effective corps of speakers who have
taken the stump for the Republican
candidates. Another department is
charged with the duty of bringing be?
fore the public, by means of the press,
facts that ought to be known and keep?
ing tho public informed concerning the
great political work that is being pros?
ecuted in tbe various states. Besides
sheas there are departments which dis?
pose of the vast amount of miscella?
neous matters which constantly call for
settlement The oousoqnence ia that the
visitor to the headquarters, which is sit?
uated in the heart of the city, on Madi?
son square, is at once impressed with
the earnestness and activity with which
i'very OM of the workers seems to bo
animated. The members of the eom
mittoe who are directing tho affairs
of tho headquarters hore are Senator
t^uay, who has recently returned from
his fishing trip in southern waters;
Joseph li Manley, fresh from his
brilliant work as chairman of the Re?
publican state committee of Maine.
when1 he rolled up the biggest Repub?
lican majority and the biggest Repub?
lican vote the state ever cast ; General
W. M. Osborne, a cousin of Major Mc?
Kinley, who is secretary of the commit?
tee; Mr. N. B. Scott of Weat Virginia,
to whom has been intrusted the direc?
tion of the campaign in the middle
southern states; Oeneral Powell Clayton
of Arkansas, who is iu charge of tbe
speakers' bureau, and Mr. Hobart, tha
vice presidential candidate, who never
misses a day at headquarters, and wlioae
advice on all mutters pertaining to the
campaign is eagerly sought by his asso?
ciates. Each of these gentlemen receives
a small army of visitors every day, aud
the mail that is daily poured upon their
desks is staggering in its proportions.
One feature of the recent mail is
the largo number of letters of congratu?
lation which come in from all parts of
the country to Mr. Hobart in recogni?
tion of his masterly letter of acceptance.
The universal opinion was that it was a
remarkably vigorous and effective docu?
ment and an admirable supplement to
th* brilliant letter of Major McKinley.
It has been reprinted in pamphlet form,
and millions of copies will be issued.
The demand for literature of all sorts
continues at on unprecedented rate, and
the extent of the demand shows that all
parts of the country are deeply anxious
for sound money and protection litera?
ture. Especially lively is the request for
the speeches of Major McKinley and for
copies of his two letters of acceptance.
In addition, there is on eager call for
pamphlets and leaflets bearing on the
ourrency question, and a large force of
employees is constantly engaged in at?
tending to this work.
The headquarters receives daily visits
from distinguished men. Some call to
find out "how the campaign is going,"
others to effer their services to the cern*
znittee, and still others to bring reports
snd information from the sections of ths
country in which they are situated. The
interchange of views is mutually ad'
vantageous, sod by means of these vis?
its the committeemen get abundant and
valuable information from all parts of
the country.
The work of sending effective speak?
ers through the south is in competent
hands, and from now on nntil election
the southern people will have an oppor?
tunity to hear some of the best speakers
in the country. The following speakers
have been assigned to tbe son th by Gen*
eral Clayton:
Lee Fairchild of California wi ll speak
in Radford, Va., Sept 23; Danville, Sept
24; Charlottesville, Sept 25; Rich?
mond, Sept 26.
Congressman John Dalzell of Pitts?
burg, at Huntington, W. Va., Sept 26.
John Jarrett of Pittsburg, at Elkins,
Sept. 24; Bealington, Sept 25; Mo
nonga, Sept 26.
A. W. Tenney will speak in Clifton
Forge, Sept 24; Lexington, Sept 25;
Shenandoah, Sept 26.
Jacob Kempleof Wheeling will speak
in Virginia from Oct 5 to 17 under di?
rection of the state committee.
E. P. Brown of New York will speak
in Buena Vista, Sept 23; Lynchburg,
Sept. 24; Roanoke, Sept 25; Peters?
burg, Sept 26.
Would Hurt the Farmer.
All the silver that could be mined
and coined in the next ten years would
not put an additional penny into the
pockets of the farmer. Under free coin?
age tbe consumption of form products
would be lessened, because the wage
earning class would be compelled to
live more economically, for, while their
wages might possibly increase to some
extent, tbe purchasing power of tho
money in which they are paid would be
reduced by a greater proportion. This
has been the experience of all inflation
times, and there's no getting around it
?Gallinolis Journal.
Johnstown, Pa.. Sept. 21, 1886.
Last Sunday, the services at the A.
M E. Zion Church vere well attended
both morning and evening Kev. t. J.
Snow, the pastor being absent, attend?
ing the Annual Conference whOi con?
vened la Mood's Chapel, Pittsburg.
Pa. His pulpit was ably tilled by the
Rev. J. T. Itraxtoit late of i'ottstown.
The entertainment given at tie
Oharas. Tuesday evening, known as
the 'Golden Lunch" was a success, tbe
lucky person be og Miss Mary -l
Clair in whose lunch the god was
Miss Kebecca Jackson of Cumber?
land, Md , was called to this c<ty by
the sudden illness ol her aunt, Mrs
W H. Courtney, who was taken very
ill Wednesday evening, 16th inst Mr.
4. J. Peters aid daughter ot Blairs
ville were also called bere by the re?
cent illness or his sister, Vrs. AV. H.
We are glad to note tha Mrs John
Slaughter, who has been very sick for
several days is able to be up again.
Mrs L. Williams was suddenly call?
ed to Bedford by the illness of her
Mr. Roberson Massey of Cumber?
land, Md , is the guest Ol Mr*. Dooper
Mrs Eleanora Daniels and daughter.
Miss llolida>sburg are the gie
Mr. and Mrs C. Daniels.
Mrs. Howard went to Ebensburg
last Sunday to see her father.
There is very little activity shown hy
the colored voters here, owing to tbe
slowness of the leaders, who seem a
little hard to concentrate themselves ;
but we believe in a few days they will
start the old politics! pot to boiling
Let me say my braved, awake ! ye up,
it is time for action, arise and buckle
on your armor and let your watch?
word and battle-cry be "Remember
Kind Words for the Planet?Social Items
We are pleased to say that Danville
is greatly in sympathy with the Planet
as a race journal, especially for its
brm stand against lynching and its
defence of the Lunenburg prisoners.
As an evidence of the same please ac?
cept as our first effort a new subset ip
tion for Mr. S. J. Echols of 640 Beau?
regard St.
Monday was quite a gala day in Dan?
ville, owir.g to the many attractions in
the city, prominent among which wat*
a grand parade by the Knights of
Pythias, a large excursion from Lynch
burg and the app *arance of Madame
Marie White at Calvary Baptist
Church, accompanied by the nine-year
old Patti of Washington, D. C.
The Lone Jacks of Lynchburg a web
known colored base-ball team defeat?
ed the team of North Danville in an
uninteresting game at Athletic park
It was a cake-walk for the visitors,
who gave a clever exhibition and easi?
ly defeated their opponents. In the
evening the visitors gave a comedy ex?
hibition at the True Reformers Hall,
while the Knights of Pythias enjoyed
a grand Literary and Banquet at Ma?
sonic Temple
Mr. I. Garland Penn called on us
Tuesday looking well and left with us
a lithograph containing some inter
est ing and beautiful engravings to be
seen in "The College of Life," an in?
structive and captivating treatises up?
on all delicate questions constantly
arising in social intercourse.
We were >orry to hear of the fatal
mistaks of Mrs. Mary Adams of Al
magro.who lost her life trving to cross
the track before an advancing train
The citizens of Almagro, ought to ask
the proper authorities for gates to
protect them from loss of life a* that
Bow Florida Land Turtle* Are Lured Ont
of Their Hole*.
W. H. Gilbert, locksmith, astrono?
mer, fisherman, scientist hunter and
capitalist, is a great fancier oi gopher
mc;**, and has thought of many ways of
catching the game.
Some time ago he learned .that there
was a family living in tbe northwestern
part of the county which boasted of
young men who could "sing" gophers
out of their holes. He traveled many
miles.to ascertain if tbe report was
really true.
Tbe young men were reluctant at first
to give an exhibition that might reveal
their secret but Mr. Gilbert had a
number of pursuasives along and finally
they consented.
The young men equipped themselves
with a gunny sack and a pointed stick
about five feet long. A half mile from
the bouse, in the wire grass of the roll?
ing pine land, they fonnd the hole of a
gopher. They covered the entrance of
his tunnel with a sack and planted the
stick over the tunneL Tben all of tbe
men lay down about 20 feet" away and
ono of them song.
lu a half hour tho sack was seen to
move slightly, whereupon one of the
young men jumped np quickly and ran
to the stick, which be pressed deep into
the ground, cntting off tbe gopher's re?
treat The other reached bis hand into
the bole and brought cut a big gopher,
which was made into a delicious stow
for their dinner. Mr. Gilbert, discours?
ing on the incident, says:
"I have since learned that the Mexi?
cans, who aro very fond of gophers,
pursue this method, exoept that they do
not sing. The singing is entirely super?
fluous. Curiosity is what kills the go?
pher, as it has killed the historic oat
The animal evidently is curious to learn
what it is that has darkened the thresh?
old of his abode and oomes forth to
see. The stick does the rest I have
tried the same plan myself and very
successfully."?Florida Times- Union.
Why Thomas A. Edison Patent* Every?
thing Ile Invent*.
As Thomas A. Edison watched the
pumping of the air from a glass, tn be in
bis laboratory a day or two ago, a man
said to him:
"You patent every little thing you
discover, don't you, Mr. Edison?"
"I do," said Mr. Edison, "and do
you know why I do it?"
"I suppose you do it so you will reap
the benefit of your discovery, ** was the
"I thought you'd say that" said Mr.
Edison, "and I don't suppose you will
believe rae when I tell you it isn't sa
Nevertheless, I discover a great many
things that I would be glad to give to
the pnblio for nothing, but I don't dare.
I patent these things to save myself
from defending lawsuits. There are a
lot of sharks in this world who are con?
tinually on the lookout for new things,
and when one of them hears of some?
thing new ho bustles to the patent office
to see if it is patented. If it isn't he
claims it as an original discovery and
files his claim. Then ho will turn right
around nnd, like as not, begin a suit
with the man who invented the thing
for making or using it Tho inventor
will say: 'But I discovered this thing
first I am tho invontor.' He is referred
to tbe patent office, where he finds the
official claim of original invention. The
fact that the papers aro filed long after
be made his discovery does not help
him, for all the other man does is to hire
a fellow to swear that he made the dis?
covery a month or two prior to the date
the inventor claims. It sounds ridicu?
lous, probably, but it is a fact that there
are often races between the inventors
?and the sharks to reach the patent
office, the sharks having had early in?
formation about the inventor's discov?
ery. There are many such races-and
thousands of dollars depend on eaoh
one. What I say is literally true."?
New Ideas.
The first paper money used in this
country was issued by Pennsylvania in
1728. In the early part of that year
?15,000 was issued on the credit of the
oolony, and a few months later ?80,000
more followed.
-Miss Mamie Liston of Washington
is visiting our city
-Mis. af. af. Morris al New York.
called to see us.
-Mrs. R. K. Jones and son from
Lexington, Va., called to see us.
-Mrs,. J. M Ed ward a has returned
home from visiting relatives in Car-,
tersville and Cumberland, Va. .4
-Mrs. George H. ("arter will leave
Bowling Green, Va., for Plymouth,
Pa She had a pleasant stay in Vir?
-Mrs Martha Ann Jackson, the
mother of Mr C. H. Lewis is quite
sick at her residence, 910 St. James?'
Ht. ?
- lr Sin iel Davis of Porctmouth, ,
Va. was in the city last wees attend?
ing the District Grand I odge, G !'.<>.
ofO F.
-Mr -LC Mabrey of Charlottes
vi le, Va., was called to the city to the
bural of the wife of his brother. Mr.
John H. Mabrey.
-Miss Clara Bowman of north 6th
street is visiting her aunt in New
Kent County. Va. She left the city
Saturday Sept. 19th.
-Miss Gertrude L Chandler ha*
eturned to the city after spending
weeks in Philadelphia visiting
-Head the advertisement of the
BOOM Pasy Shoe Btoe. They are quot?
ing prices phenomenally low. Call
and Bee them and save money. Mr.
HotThcimer will do all that he pro
Go there and buy,
-Mrs. Edward Bunn has returned
to the city looking well after spending
four weeks visiting relatives and
friends in Rocky Mount, Tarboro mid
Winton, North Carolii a
-The Symnl of Catawha of the j
Presbyterian Church will convene in]
the First Presbyterian Church, corner
Monroe and Catherine streets from'
Nov. 4th to 9th. .]
-Rev. Daniel Tucker of Enon
Baptist Church, Washington, D. C..
tendered his resignation on the 7th
inst., to take place last of October 1K9<5
He is now conducting a series of revi?
val meetings nt the African Baptist
Choral, at Bayview, Northampton Co.,
There will be s meeting of the Rich- i
mond Women's League Monday. Sept. |
_>Sthat5 P. Bf. at the Leigh Slreet.
IfethodistOhoreh ;
Mrs. Et. D. Bowser, Pres.
Miss M. L. Chih s, 8. ct.
Banks?Drkw?The marriage of Miss j
Mary L. Drew to Mr. Archer Hanks |
took place, September 23rd, 1>.
1 o'clock p in at the rcnidence of her
parents, 906 North 3rd St.
BROWN-Uta. Lucy L. Brown, the
wife of Richard Brown, departed this
life on Tuesday evening, at the resi?
dence of her sister, Mrs Judie Higgs,
No. 515 Catherine street. She w as a
devoted wife and a consistent chris?
tian and leaves a husband and four sis?
ters to mourn their loss. Her funeral
took plaoe Thursday afternoon at three
o'clock, from the First Bc pt. Church,
Rev. J. H . Holmes officiated .
ALLEN?Msmie, infant daughter of
Annie and Henry Allen, died at their
re>ulence, 1211 St. James St., Sept.
17th, '96, at 7:30 P. M? age 15 months.
Funeral took place Saturday at four
o'clock at Mount Carmel Church, Rev.
V\ bite preached a very appropriate ser
MILLER?Mrs. Fanny Miller de?
parted this life Sept. 2lst, at 1"> min?
utes of six o'clock, after an illness of
ten days She leaves a mother, sister,
brother, one daughter and a host of
friends to mourn their loss. The fun?
eral to. k pince from the Ebenezer
Church, Tuesday evening at 4 o'clock
Rev. Richard ^V ells officiated .
COX?Mrs. Caley Johnson Cox died
at her home in Goochland County. Va.
Saturday, September 12th, after a
brief illness and at age of 27 years and
ll months.
She was a consistent christian and
for 7 years, and member of the Second
Baptist Church ol Richmond. She
was esteemed and loved by all who
knew her She leaves a devoted hus?
band, mother together with a host of
friends to mourn their loss.
My .'oved one is sleeping so free from
Oh wake her not sweet spirit to suffer
again ;
She slumbers soundly. Oh, let her
sleep ou.
Her illness is ended, and victory is
A Fri rn o
Hartford, Conn., Sep 21, 96.
The King's Daughters and Suns of
the Union BaptistChurch will com?
mence their annual fair the Jast week
in October, commencing on Tuesday
evening, the 27th, holding four even?
ing*, until Friday 30th. ('Aime out
and help us.
I. H.N
Gone Before.
Manoojwck, King William Co., Va.
Mrs Jennie Dabney, wife of Scott
Dabney and sister of the well-known
James Fl. Chick, departed this life,
Sept. 17, 1896 about 5 o'clock P. M.
Mrs. Dabney leaves a husband and
three children, a mother, a sister and
a brother and a host of friends to
mourn their loss. She was much be?
loved by all who knew her, as a good
neighbor, a devoted wife and an affec?
tionate mother.
This funeral took place at the resi?
dence of the deceased on Friday, the
18th inst . at 4:30 o'clock P. M., by
Rev. W. H Ford, pastor of Mangohick
Church. The husband has lost a de?
voted wife, the children an affection?
ate mother, and the neighbors, a warm
A. Nelson
WANTEi)?Several faithful men or
women to travel for responsible estab?
lished house in Virginia. Salary $780
payable fl .r> weekly and expenses. Po?
sition permanent Reference -En?
close self-addressed stamped envelope.
The National, Star Building, Chicago.
Farmers who think that free silver
will help them get rid of their mort?
gages should consider carefully what
sffect a 16 to 1 law will have on the
enders of capital. As soon as it becomes
ikely that a free coinage law will be
rnacted there will undoubtedly be a
general demand that all mortgages shall
it once be paid in full. Where, then,
when this demand comes upon the
'armer, will he get the money to meet
ibe demand and save his farm? Does
my farmer believe that the man who
las money to loan will let a dollar of it
eave his bands while there is a possi?
bility of his his being repaid in 60 cent
lollara? And if the farmer cannot raise
money to pay his mortgage, his home
ind farm will be sold at a sacrifice and
taken from him. Whero will be be
Even Senator Faulkner of West Vir?
ginia, chairman of the Dermocratic con?
gressional committee, admits that Ken?
tucky is doabtfnL How about Maryland
.nd North Carolina and other states
;hat have been Democratic to the co**?
An honest and actual bimetallism
moans that gold ansi silver dollars shall
dave au equal intrinsic value. This the
Republican party now stands for, and
his thc United States will have if Mc?
Kinley and Hobart are elected.
Contrast the dignified, courteous,
affable bearing of Major McKinley with
ho excisable, self seeking, notoriety lov
ng attitude of the Democratic caudi
late, and you have an object lesson ss
tign incant as it is impressive.
Tbe action of tho Democrats and the
Democratic convention at Indianapolis
is a,patriotic revolt.
Ills rttrrsnrs When Opposing Tree Coin?
age Twenty Yean Ago.
[Extract from a .paech dell vants! July 13, 1878. J
In opposing the freo^ooinage of silver
President Garfield used tbe following
impressive words:
"Mr. Spkakkr?I can hardly conceive
i situation in which the house could be
brought more direosly face to face with
what seems to present on tbe one hand
public honor and ob thu other tbe deep?
est public disgrace.
"lt has bapi>cned in tho fluctuation
of these metals that there is liowanota
ble opportunity to cheat 7,000,000 men
liv adopting the baser metal aa the
standard of payment and thus accom?
plish a swindle on so great a scale as to
make the achievement illustrious. By
tho proposed measure one-fifth of the(
enormous aggregate public-and private
debts can be wiped out with a sponge.
This nation owes fS,100,000,000, and
private citizens of the United States
probably owe #2,500,000,000, possibly
more. At the present moment the rela?
tion of the debtor and creditor in the
United States involves nearly $5,000,
000,000. It is proposed by the amend
nient of the gentleman from Indiana
that at one fell stroke one-fifth of all
tins enormous sum shall be wiped off?
repudiate*!?and that the process shall
be called honest legislation. Since I
have been in public lifo I have never
known any proposition that contained
so many clements of vast rascality, of
colossal swindling as thia
"Gentlemen may remember tho finan?
cial shock of 1837, the later shock of
1857 and the still later shock in 1878.
Conceive them all in one vast crash,
and the financial ruin, the overthrow of
business would be light i l comparison
with tho shock which would follow.
"Put in operation the provision now
suggested, and all our gold coin will
the country as fast as it can be
carried abroad. Do this, and a revolu?
tion in our monetary affairs utterly un?
paralleled in the history of our nation
would follow."
When Our Prosperity Waa Greats**.
It is a mere pretense to attribute the
hard times to the fact that all our cur?
rency is on a gold basia Good money
never made times hard. Those who as?
sert that our present industrial and
financial depression is the result of the
gold standard have not read American
history aright or been careful students
of the events of recent years. We never
had greater prosperity in this country,
iu every field of employment and indus?
try, than ia the busy years from 1880 to
1892, during all of which tims this
country was on a gold basis and em?
ployed more gold money in its fiscal and
business operations than ever before.
We had, too, a protective tariff, under
which ample revenues were collected
for the government and an accumulat?
ing surplus, which was constantly ap?
plied to the payment of the publio debt.
Let us hold fast to that which we
know is good. It is not more money we
want. What we want is to put the mon?
ey we already have at work. When
money is employed, men are employed.
Both have always been steadily and re?
muneratively engaged during all the
years of protective tariff legislation.?
William McKinley in His Letter of Ac?
Only Two BsSssj to the Question.
If any DeBBOcaat wanis a third ticket,
why, let him have il. Lut, really, what
need is there for another ticket when
the one all controlling issue is squarely
joined in thc two tickets already nom?
inated? Are you for an honest dollar
and an honest country? Yon have Mc?
Kinley to Tots for. Are you for repudi?
ation and a cheap and dishonest dollar?
Then Bryan is your niau. There is a
ticket for each side already in the field,
and there cannot ba three sides to that
question.?New f .'?rk Sun.
Where ts shearn Patriotism.
Mr. Bryan's constant chatter about
patriotism has led Senator Lodge to re?
mark that "the party of Lincoln and
(.rant is not to be taught patriotism by
the party of Tillman and Altgeld."
Open Mill* Instead of Minta.
I believo that it is a good deal better
to open up tho mills of the United
States to the labor of America than to
?BBSS' up the mints of thc United 8tates
lo the silver of the world.?William
M. Kinley to His Old Comrades in Arma,
at Canton, Aug. 13.
wo Conventions Again.
What is the Remedy ?
The 3rd C mgressional District Con?
trition held at Hanover '.fl Va.,
huraday, September 24th was called
.> order at 1:30 o'clock by District
hairman J. W. Southward. All of
ie delegates and alternates were ad
ntted by roll call, which nece?igarily
iKik quite a long time.
J. W. Southward was made temp<>
ary chairman, B. B. Weisiger, of
lanchester was made temporary sec
etary, J H. Pollard, of Henrico Co f
ras made assistant secretary.
The committee on credentials was
ippointed, which consisted of one
cember from each county snd the
?ity ol Manchester. Richmond dele
ration was omittetl as there were con
e Hants; one faction being led by Ed
.ar Allan, and tbe <ither faction by
Editor John Mitchell, Jr., ol the Rioh
mond I'i.anbt. The Allauites had
everything cut and dried and had
doubtless bought up the county dele?
gates The regular republican dele
Kates, who were really elee'ed.but
had no credentials that were sign* d by
Lord High Executioner Edgar Allan,
who had. seemly, instructed those
precinct chairmen, who he could use.
not to sign the credentials of the elect
ed delegate?, if they were seemingly
opposed to him, were of course, as was
expected not given a show at all.
A causus was held in whicn only the
friends of Allan figured, and it was
here the work was done Tbe conven?
tion proper was of course a mere farce.
The committee on credentials m re:
Morgan Treat, of King William ; J. B.
Taylor, of New K?-nt : .1 M Q. Fitz?
patrick, ol ' hesterfield ; J. S. Pleas
ants, of Vioochland ; (Jeorge Moore, of
Hanover. The committee retired and
the convention adjourned for one
The committee sat in one of th^ jury
rooms, and it was there they decided
to allott 15 minutes to each side of the
contesting delegations and that each
side be represented by tlue ? persona.
The committee however did noi finish
until 4 o'clock, and it was then that the
convention rea sembled.
The delegates were then admitted
by roll call as above stated with the
exception of the delegates from Rich?
mond. Chairman Southward stood in
the Court house door with the list in
his hand and st at eil that he would not.
admit either fact ion of the Richmond
delegation, but would allow eneb side
lo be represented by three speakers
Allan, Waddill and Hayes represent* d
the Allauites, and Editor John Mitch?
ell, Jr, Mr H. F. Jonathan and Mr
James Bahen represented the Mitchell
Morgan Treat, chairman of co nmit
tee on credentials made the report,
which favored the seating of the Al
lanites The report was of course
adopted and the roll of the Allan dele?
gates was called and they filed in.
The discussion before the conven?
tion and also the committee on cre?
dentials was quite a lengthy one and
every particle of the trickery and
thieving as practiced by Allan's pre
cinct chairmen was exposed, but of
course it fell upon deaf ears, as it
could be plainly seen that the com
mittee had made up their minds be?
fore they were appointed.
The time was virtually thrown away
as the committee bad no idea of doing
that which was right unless that
would be in Allan's favor. 'J .he con?
vention was strictly Allan's, and Cod
If could not have gotten justice.
James Hayes, while before the con?
vention engaged in a tirade of abuse
against James Bahen's ignorance
which of course is ebon! all the poli?
ties he knows asa speaker. It was
well said that the people of Richmond
did not recognize him although he
atot>d on the floor of the eon sen tion
and pledged the v tes of the city to
Judge L L Lewis when he cannot poll
25 votes in his own precinct.
The temporary organization was
made permanent and a committee was
appointed to select members of the
State Committee While the commit?
tee was out Morgan Ti eat was en?
dorsed as district presidential elector
The committee on State Committee
recommended the following: Edgar
Allan, Morgan Treat and Mr. \V. C.
Singleton. These were elected
Southward waa elected chairman of
ongressional committee Judge L.
L Lewis was nominated by acclama?
tion, and on being brought in by a
committee appointed for that purpose
was cheered to the echo.
He ascended to the bench and ex?
pressed his appreciation ol the action
of the convention and promised to
come out victorious in November. The
convention adopted the St. Louis plat?
A separate taisSJim,
The followers of editor John Mitch?
ell, Jr.. after not being seated in the
convention assembled on the Court
green under the peaceful folds a Unit?
ed States Hag (not an old torn Hag as
stated by tbe Dispatch) and held a
convention. Mr. M. T. Lightfoot of
Hanover was elected chairman and
Mr. Thomas M. Crump of Richmond
was elected Secretary.
Mr. Mitchell made an eloquent
speech setting forth the dirty, .con?
temptible treatment that had been ac?
corded the Republican voters of the
Third Congressional District.
The Convention endorsed Judge L.
L. Lewis for Congress and elected
James Lyons, Jr., of Richmond for d is
trict presidential elector. Mr. Wil?
liam Flegenheimer was chosen for
chairman of Congressional committee.
Mr. J. J. Hall of (Joochland, Mr.
John Mitchell, Jr , and Mr. James
Bahen were elected as members of
the State Republican Committee
Resolutions were passed condemning
the ac'ion of Allan and Waddill in the
bitterest terms. Convention adjourn?
ed at 6:15.
At first Union Church, 4th Sunday,
September 27th, 1896
There will be a big Protracted Meet?
ing at the above named church on
Sunday next. Also there will be i
Grand Rally to raise means to re?
build the church which was burned
down tn May last. Prominent Minis?
ters will beon hand. The C & O Ex?
cursion train which leaves the old H
A A Station at foot of hth Street at
H :.r>0 sharp will take passengers to the
Meeting at 6"> cents for the Round
Gao W\ Williams, Jit.,
Special Agent.
Friends Entwined Her
Mrs. H. William!*, Mrs. Belle Gerni
PasBi Messrs. Wilkerson and Cannie*
Have a Te i for their friend. Miss Khz
lot.neon, of 937 N. Kuta? Si .
Baltimore, who was spending ten days
with ber friends she returned to
Baltimore Tuesday, the 22nd inst
Among the n?ie*t were
Robinson and Mary T Fry, Mr N
Whiles and Mr. Jefferson ol (JordoOs
ville.Mr Lut'ier Jones of Richmond,
and many other friends
Honey Moon
Wytheville social circle was sdi
by one from Richmond
We Breve lushly entertained at a -<>
cial givt n by Mrs .1 M. ''arperaiid
Mis- M .1 Harpor, where wein,
and Mis. Samuel Buel and Hr. and
Mrs Burt, sr bo srere st-endin^ their
honey moon in Wj thevilli. The Gold
Bug Gersasn which was a Koiiri-Mof
great pleasure, espeeiallv to Miss I?. il?
ly Adams and Mr Vlfr*d Kdwards.
who will -<> ri spend theil honey mo n
in the fsir mountains of the west.
M iss Doll i Adajis
They Euterta ined Her
On last Friday night.Septemher 11rh
the beautiful parlors of Mrs. A D.
Price were brilliantly lighted, the oc?
casion being a surprise entertainment
given by the ladies of Sylvia Court
No. 2. in hon ir of their Worthy Iri
sp< dress. Mrs Hattie Clay, who viii
make Cincinnatti ber future home.
The solos rendered by *ir C. C Wil?
liam*, or Planet Lodge, Madame Price
and .Miss Serena Taylor both of Sylvia
Court, Ho li and Madame A. B. Haw
kins were much appreciated by all
i fter a bounteous tattle of light re
flfOahmnnt I they left for their several
homes much delighted with the even?
ing's enjoyment
An Evening Social
On Friday evening, September 18th
a large crowd of merrymaker* assernn
bled at the residence of Mrs. Job
Mitchell. LOM North 2nd St , where a
reception had been prepared in honor
of Misses EmUf A. Scott, Florence
Banning and Fanny Jeckson, who had
reeenty returned home from their va?
cations. Delightful music was furnish
el and dancing an?J,other amusements
indulged in until a late hour, when al!
wt nt into the dining room where a
delightful repast was served.
Among those present were: Fanny
iJsehaoO, Florence Banning, Lydia
Ts J lor, Helen Taylor, Mary Warde,
Sarah Taylor. Mattie rarter, Hattie
Mitchell and Lelia Payne Messrs
Wilmer Turner, Fred Harris, Grandy
Mills, Stanley Sb ac k elford , Joseph
Smith, Eddie Harper. Clarence Bow?
ler, George Harris, Janies Brixton,
Clarence Winston, Bernett Mitchell,
Criso Lomax, Frank Helson, Charles
"Brie whom I love must bo quite -malt," I
MI like not your tall women?quite petits.
With pyes tba. mut perforoe be raised to
And small, white banda and little, dancing
Bnt when we met, love. In that hour divine
Your honest eye* looked lovel into min*.
"She munt bo pen tie?woman'* chief eat charra;
Mci k and submissive to my lightest frown."
But now my heart is lying at your fee*.
Ab, how imperiously you smiled lt down I
And I, your willing shiv* from day to day.
Live but to love, to honor, to obey.
"Bhe must bo fair.**
But In your rounded check
Tho rod and brown do moot In sweetest
Tbe twilight dusk la In your heavy hair.
And long black lashos added beauty lend
To your brown eyes, whore darkly written ll*
Luvo'b angwura In love'* shy obscurity.
?Pearson'* Weekly.
They Don't Dave Much Before They Ar*
One Hundred Year* Old.
"Do you know," said Colonel Ben
OaatsB, leaning back in his chair, "that
alligators arc- the most affectionate crea?
tures on i art h? It's a fact. And the
s? aaa they havel They've got moro sense
than a dog. How do I know? Haven't
I educated 'em? Ain't thero an alligator
HO years old in Des Allemand bayou
that would work hi? tail to the bone for
me if I asked bim to? Say, you make
me tired 1 What aro you laughing at?
Yon get a gallon cf molasses and a long
1 bottle and I'll show you how to
tame alligators. It's the easiest thing
on earth. They're so affectionate
"On Jnno 28, 1885, I went to Des
Al lemand bayou fishing. A negro named
Baptist!' Fortier bad just caught an al?
ligator 100 years old. I could tell by
the rings around bim. Yon can't train
a young alligator. That's funny, ain't
it? I asked Baptisto to sell bim to tue.
I paid him $4.95, and Jim, that's the
alligator's name, was mine. I put a
chain around his neck. Then I got me
a long necked bottle, filled it with mo?
lasses and walked up to him. He opened
his jaws to nab me. That was my
chance. I shoved tho neck of the bottle
in his month, just back of his ears,
where an alligator has no teeth. I tilted
the bottle up. Jim tasted tbe molasses
and began wagging his tail. He broke
Baptiste's leg, but that was an acci?
dent He was as gentlo as a setter dog
from the minute he tasted the molasses.
1 tuught him a lot of pretty tricks?
how to catch flics, how to stand on his
tail, how to chew tobacco. Finally I
harnessed him np to a boat. Ho looked
around at mo to seo what 1 wanted. I
reached over the side of the boat and
pushed him a little. Then he under?
stood. Off he went When I pulled on
the rope I had around his neck, be was
nonplused for a minute, but be soon
caught on, and now when I go to Des
Allemand's I never have to hire any?
body to paddle my canoe. Jim attends
to carrying mo anywhere I want to go.
"Say, do you know Jim is as glad to
see me whenever I pass that way as if
he was a relative of mine. What's that?
Of course it's the troth. Ask Baptiste,
He tokes care of Jim for me while I am
in New Orleans."?New Orleans Times
A Questionable Compliment.
Charley Chumpleigh ?Ah, Miss
Nightingale, that "Winter Song" was
charming. It carried me back to the
days of my childhood.
Miss Nightingale?I am so glad yon
like it
Charley Chumpleigh?Why, I could
actually hear the oattle bellowing, the
old windmill creaking and tho discord?
ant winds howling about the door.?
Washington Times.
The cords of window blinds are good
barometers. When they become tight,
the reason ia found in the fact that the
air is moist, the cords have absorbed
some of the moisture, and so are drawn
tani When they aro slack, the air is
diy and the tension of the cords is re?
The 8 cent nickel piece, now discon?
tinued, weighed 80 graiua
V -
Th < Teat In AfBTTlsetr Game* Is tass Abd tty
to Beaur Psis.)?In I tay) tan 1*1 Iso ss Smr *;****!
Ara Always jaUa las?sat to Patch. Up tb*
Mario Carora, a disciple of Cesare
LoHibroeo, that Italian expert in crimi?
nal anthropc4ogy, has made s special
Pt tidy of tbe .sports that criminals en?
gage io. Tba innocent games of child
hood, in the*case of criminals, sro tinc?
tured with floruelty ami sometimes ac?
companied by homicide.
ruinals skip the rope, but part of
the game is to trip np the jumper sod
let him fall heavily upon tbe stone pa ve?
nn Tit.
Criminals play leapfrog, but the ob?
ject of the game is that he who makes
the "back" shall rise suddenly sod vio?
lently just as the frog mounts and throw
bim to the ground.
The criminals play blind man's buff,
but the man with the bandaged eyes
carries a handkerchief bearing in one
corner a jagged stone, s piece of bard,
sharpened wood or a bit of irom. With
this weapon he strikes those whom hs
Another remarkable form of this
game is for the blinded ooe to be struck
by ono or another of his oom pan ions if
he fails to name the one that touches
bim. The penalty is not the innocent
? ?ne of the children's game, but a blow
so severe that a physician has often to
be called in after a game is over, and
occasionally tho sufferer is disabled for
sonic timo.
It has been found in those Italian re?
formatories where prisoners ere not
kept in solitary confinement that pris*
oners' games are often accompanied
with bloodshed, and that it is almost
impossible to prevent cruelties. This is
especially true where prisoners work to?
gether, for they secrete tools snd use
them as weapons in brutal sports.
In one of these games the player has
in each hand a stick, having fixed in
the end a keen metal Ho point. He in?
terweaves his arms, revolving the sticks
with rapidity, and the game is for an?
other prisoner to thrust his head be?
tween the arms and endeavor to follow
the revolutions of the sticks without
being wounded. It usually happens that
be receives 15 or 16 wounds and comes
ont with a bleeding bead, while now
and then mortal injuries are received.
The victim in another game has bia
eyes bandaged and places his palm upon
a table, with fingers spread fanlike.
Another criminal repeatedly strikes be?
tween tho fingers with a pointed Instru?
ment If he wounds a finger, then the
two chango places, and woe to the man
who refuses the exchange. Tbe game is
dangerous, although the criminals as?
sert that the wounds to the fingers are
not deep or severe, because, they say,
the metallic points ore too short and do
not penetrate far, a grim form of phil?
The sport of criminals is accompanied
by characteristic craft This is especial?
ly shown in the methods in which the
newcomer is initiated into prison life.
The novice is conducted into sn impro?
vised court chamber, where the judges
are his fellow prisoners. He is placed
upon a stand and gravely tried upon s
pretended charge, and he hss barely
been condemned when the stand ls sod?
denly drawn away, so that bois thrown
violently upon the earth.
Many games necessari ly imply resist?
ance to pain as an absolute condition of
success. For example, there is the game
of "needlea " One of the players places
his closed fists upon the table, holding
steadily two needles, one in each hand,
tbe points being slightly exposed. It is
the game then for a companion to
strike with his own fists those of the
other and becomes a question of endur?
ance between the one who is pricked
with the needles and the one whoae flats
are beaten by the other's knuckles.
There are contests in which the An?
gers and hands aro deeply wounded,
and the soars aro an honorable distinc?
Tbe characteristic feature of all these
games, which aro the recreation exclu?
sively of criminals in prison, ia the love
of combat If, ac is held by experts,
sports are the means of working off the
superfluous activity of life, it ia evident
that superfluous activity, in tba case of
prisoners, is especially powerful, lt has
been noted in the case of prisoners that
there is a prevalence of great agility and
litheness, which Professor J-ombroso
considers a negative evidence of mental
weakness, since it testifies to a greater
development of the notorial centers st
the expense of the other cerebral centers.
But usually this physical energy 1b not
properly used in the ordinary life of the
criminal and finds outlet and enjoyment
in sports.
Another characteristic of the games
of criminals is the admiration shown
for physical force, manifested in the
docility with which the vanquished in
such sports submit to the brutality of
tbe victors, a thing observed among
Finally tbe insensibility to pain ex?
hibited in sports of criminals proves
that such men are less acute in their
physical senses as well as less sensitive
to the pains of others, since what seems
to others uselessly cruel is only the
usual thing with criminals. As the
drunkard, his taste hardened by alcohol,
has need of a stimulant constantly
stronger, so* in the case of the criminal,
the nervous system demands stimulants
so strong that to tbe ordinary steady
going individual they wonld be actually
painful.?Pearson's Weekly.
l>id Not Beam on Bim.
"If you chose, yon could be the light
of my lifo," said he when they met at
the ball.
" Yes?" she said for want of anything
better to say.
"Yes. But whenever I call, yon ors
ont. "?Indianapolis Journal.
-Do not delay the collector. Pay
him promptly.
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(Hgv. Jons J\si-i:k, Pastor.)
Monday Eve, Sept. 28, '96.
Admission - - 10c.
Doors open at 7:30 p tn., commences
at 8 p. m. ?
Jerry Ry ho, Leader;
Tom Jones. Agent.
School Shoe Specials,
^ja-I^V^r^S MALLE ST SIZE UP 50c to $1 50
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