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IBBaBBBBl la thaPoat Offlce at Riohmoud, Va.
i ?eoad aiaastsatter.
SATURDAY, JAN. 13, 1900
All white men sre r.ot our enemies,
b muat prsy toOr d for our oppres*
He knows wbat to do with thsm.
Colobbd men, the law gusranteea
asertaia rights snd the Negro-hatera
<*efy the law.
?Good behaviour will halp ua wonder
aVally. We muat put down tbe lawleta
aslements in our midat.
aVx ill-msnnered eoiorad peraon ia
just aa bad as an ill-mannered white
L.srr ua mske friend a with as many
-white people aa we aan, eolored men.
"Tha time ia now at hand that we need
rtfaeir friendship : yes, we need it bad
? colobbd man atande no more aure
Sm a eontroveray with a white man in
?the oriminal cor-rta of thia common
wrealth than doea a "bob-tailed mule
an ?y time."
Wi should be polite and obliging.Our
?aondust towards white men should ba
?a gentlemanly aa that towards color?
&ACB prejutiise alwaya cost aome
BtuBg, but in thia case it is propesed to
transfer the expenae to the ahouldera
of the railroad eompaniea. They na
Hob. Joun E. Eppb aeeme to think
that ha waa aent to the legialatore from
Ri?hmcnd to represent only the white
people. If thia ba txua, fair-alaj
would dietata that at leaat one of the
zrenreeentatives thculd be of the color
TffB ahould like to kcow whether
bHod. John E Eppb has ever thought of
?that oath of efflce sinee he took it, snd
wra ahould like to propound to Hon. B.
*. P. Patterson the asme queatioo.
All of oar dally Journals sre playing
?>? tha politieal harp. snd the tuna iat
-JKeep the Negro down!" He ia "go
ing to*' get ap brathren, he ia ' going
?o get up" aa aure as yeu are born.
It ia ' eonioling to know that .tha
white folka grare-yarda are fllling up.
Tha msmLora of the legislatara will all
asave places - on tha hill-side. It'a a
aglorioua thought, brathren when wa
Biatan to the rantinga of tha Negro
aBB>ten agsiast us
Taaa lyna&ing of eolored men haa led
?*? ths lycehmg of white ones. The
?ad of the iaf amy aannot be far off.
wKewpert Naw s by thia exhiMtioa of
?BTtgery whieh took away th? life of
tha whi.* msB. W. W. Watt- Friday
raas. Iti, 1930, daalt itaeif a ar more
levdooia hlaw thaa it did the '.aotim.
Maa troettea aa far ef this world it
eotiperned are ended, these of the eiiy
have ju?? begun.
It ia true that Watts ai< *harged
with a heinoua erime, but the 1?wb of
Virginia proride death for even th?
att-nipt to cornmit it.
It ia Btrange indeed that governm* t
in thia eoontry ah uld he eonatant y
proring itaelf a failure and aworn
obligatione eaat atide.
The ljnehera of Watt* are guilty of
murder, ? erime as heinoua aa the ene
with whieh he at^od oharged. U d?r
tha law. they hare tnerited death and
it ii a r.fl etion uaon our lpgel irati
tu o ia that the offiocre eatruated wi'h
the eoforeement or the atatutes ahould
qutil b-fore the lawleta and deeliae to
dothair full dutr- Lyneh-law mutt
A PLBA. TOR 8BPAEATI0F.
The Riehmond, Va., Divpatoh in its
iaaoe of the 9th inat., proe8eda to dia
eaia "Sepsrate Ctrs." It aays:
'The plea ia made that a aeparate
oar law would be humilisting to the
Negroee. They aay it would be, and
they ought to know their own feel
The abore ia a eoneeaaion whieh ia
thrown aa a "aop to the whale." It
"But why would they be any more
humiliated in bninc eomp^lled to go
to themaelvea tban the whitea would
betogoto tbemielre* ? Aa we riew
the matter, the real humiliation eon
sista in their being williog and anx
ioua to go whorr- they naust know they
are not wanted."
The -bore ia a fair queation and is
entitled to a fair anawer, They are no
more humiliated tban white men
would feel under aimilar eondition.
Pas8 a law debarrinc a eertain elaae
of white men from entering Pullman
Pslaee tJars, simply beeauee they
ooald not traee a lineage to the "rero
luticnary fathera" and this elaaa of
white men would feel aa mueh humil?
iated aa doea the Negro of to-day.
When you plaee a rrquiremsnt
whieh ia baaed upon an alleged ioferi
ority on the part of the peraona di?
crimlnated against, you then humiii
ate them and awaken a apirit of an
tagonitiu whieh inereaaea aa the ob
jeetionable featuras of the require
ment are enforeed.
You will see therefore tl.at the Ne
groea are no more humiliated than the
whitea would be under aimilar eondi
The Dibpatoh eontinuea:
"They muat know the whitea do not
wjrjt them :n the aame railroad ear
with them. yet deapite thia knowl
fdgo thf Negroea will inaiat upon go?
Thia ia the enuooiation of a very
dangeroua dootrine, that the wtshea of
only one elaaa cf the body politie are to
be eonsulted without any regaxd for
the wiahea of the other elaaa.
The majority can foroe upon the
minority any kind of oppresaire legia
lation or pcliey without any regard
for the inherent righta of the minority
orthe eommanda of the eonatitution,
whieh is the eompsaa of the gorern?
The rieh hare the right to diaerimi
nste against the poor and the truata
againat the people.
It aacrlflsea the bed-roek prineiplee
of the Deolaration of Independenee
and ia a miid expreaaion of the dirine
right of kinga, the eupremsey of the
ariatoeraay orer the de&rees of the
By this deelaration, the inherent
righta of the iumbleat eitizen are ssc
riUoed upon the altar of prejudioe.
The argumsnt ia ao absurd aa to al
most proroke ridieule. It is a deela?
ration that our demooratie form of
gorernment ia a failure.
The Dibpatoh aay8:
"If there were any queation asto
the olaaa of aeeommodationa afforded
them, the matter would aaaume adif
fereot aapeet, but in all lawa provid
ing for aeparate eara for whitea and
blaeka proriaion invariably ia made
rorbiding discriaination in the quali
tj of aerriee."
It ia a promiae "made to the ear and
broken to the hope." There ia not a
atate ia the union whieh haa prorided
aeparate cara for the eitizena of eolor
bat what the aerriee is inferior on the
aide of the blaeka and auperier on the
aide of the whitea. It aays:
"Again, it is aaid that in the inter
eita ot edooation we ought to be will
ing to allow the preaent eondition of
things to eontinue, ao thst the blaek
man may proflt by observino the hab
ita and demeanor of the white man
The snawer to that ia, that we hare
been doing that rery thing for thirty
odd years and we cannot aee where it
haa been prodnetive of muoh good."
Trulj haa it been aaid 'that there
are none bo blind aa those who will
Thst the eitiz ?n of eolor haa im
prqred is sustained by testimony and
atatiBtica. We riolate no eonfidenee
when we aay that the example aet for
ui haa in rnany easea been anything
W. W. Watts at Newport Newa, Va.,
aet an exsmple whieh ia in keeping
with aimilar aetions on the part of
white men etsewhere. We preaume
you know that he was eharged with
eriminal aesaalt upon a white woman.
We preaume you remember the eaae
of Tom Pbns. who eommitted
a aimilar erime upon Liba Havxa (eol?
ored) at Danrillo, Va., sereral yeara
Bff>. It eontinuea:
"In the Judgment of moat of the
whitea the eolored peopie's morala
asd inaabars are not iraproring."
Is thia. they are miataksa. It Is
trua that ws hare a largs number of
booriah, ill-behared people, who were
"brought sp in the eornfleld" so to
speak without the ieflaenee of good
trsining bat they do nst embraes the
iaielligent, sabstantial elansent whit h
?s now protesting sgaisst the diserimi
nationB on the railroads. It ahould
not b-? forgotten too that the masses
of our people do not travel upon the
railr >ad% snd the lsboricg elementa
to whieh you refer, invariably gra>i
'at* to the smokmg or seconu-clsss
?*8o fsr from it, great number* of
them show posiiive deteriorstion sb
eompared with the <*ondition of their
raee in th* days of alavery."
We do not belirve th'a f? ^e trus,
expresaive as it is of sn opicion of one
intereutW opposed to the intereats of
During slavery, we owned aothing
not evea ourselvea. Now, our weaith
ia eatimated at 'our hundred million
dollsra, with our theol >gisns. physi
oiane, aeiantiata, atsteamen.resl eatate
agenta, authora editora, bsnkers, law
yerv, snd members of the ra-e in all
of the voeatiosB of iire. A man who
eaanot see progreaa is in lina with the
man who will not aee it. Iteontinuea:
"It a*enaa that the maa??s of them
are not proBiing by the oppirtunittes
and sdvantages put beforj them, and
we believe the time is rapidiy ap
proaohing when every Southern Statp
must eonsider very aerioualy, inde-d.
whethtr the monev exp?nded in Ne
gro sducation is wiaely sp ?nt or not."
H iw esn the maasea prosper 7 You
give their ehildreo about three or four
months' edueation and from eight to
nine montha' opp^rtunitiea to "un
leer ." all that they have learned.
You reduee them to the level of
serfs, rob them of their erops, aud
withhold from them their money. You
oppreaathom with oneroua lawa and
inflict upon them vexatioua burdena.
To aa/ thst the money devoted to
edueation hss nr>t been wiaely spent ia
to say thst edueation and not the Ne
&rro is a failura.
How else oould he have made the
progreaa eited ? Whenes osme the
"genteel Negro." if not through the
eivUiring influpneea of edueation and
the beneflsent effaota of a Ohriatisn
training ? The Dispatoh saya:
"We know of bnt one thing whieh
ean turn the tide of publio opinion
now setting in. and thst ia for tbe Ne
gront to abow more appreeistlon of
their reaponaibilitiea ss citisena."
Thst ia jaat what they ara doing.
It is the low. thi vieioua tha preju
diced, who are ealling for oppreasive
legialstion sgaioat him.
"Gandor compsla ua to admit thst
tha whites of tha rtouth hsve not as
much patienee with the Negroea ss
they uaed to have. The reason ia piain
to aee. The two rsees are no longer
brooght together aa formerly. It
tskes a vast stoek of patienee to oflset
the red-hot icdignation wbish ariaes
and cpreads over the whole land when
ever sn aaaault ia made upon one of
our women. Then, too many Negro
tervania?femaie aervants, eBpreisliy?
lesd nomadic ltves. They are here to
dsy snd gone tomorrow. Thia ia ar
evil whieh is not leaaening, but in
eressing. 80, ss a rulf, atrung sttach
menrs caann be formed between mas
ter or mistresa and aervant. Io moat
houaeholda tbere ia a never endmg
proeeaaioo of s-ivauta?aome gomg,
othera somiog "
The above needa no anawer It ia a
eonfepsion of weakness on the nsrtor
this j >urnal. It eonoludea:
"In heaitating so iong about order
ing sepsrste csrs?"Jim urow oars,"
they are popuiarly oalled?our patienee
has endured longer than that of most
of our aouthem brethren. Down
youth the separate ear law ia the rule,
and not the exeeption, snd it hss not
been found to work in jury, either to
the blaeka or to tbe raiiroad eompa
niea. Ususlly, the rsilrosd eompsny
partitiona off each ear and assignB oae
eompariment to tbe whites and one to
thr blaeka and there'a an er?d of it.
"Is tbere any resson to Buppoae thst
a system whioh haa worked ao well in
other Statea will not work well in Vir
Kinis? We think not."
The eonditiona exiating in Virginia
do not esll for any aueh reatrietive
meaaurea. The diaeriminatiens msde
in the South on tbe railrosds is ridiea
lous and ia a disgraee to the ststea
It ereatea frietion, rather than avoid
it, and eauaes eolored men to regard
with auapioion any profeaaiona of gen
uine friendahip on the part of the
The humble elementa of the white
raee eannot afford to diseriminste
againattha humble elementa of the
eolored raoe. Let ua have no 'Jim
Orow Car" law in Virginia.
Cntmr fk? Iaiaeaaa
Mr. Bender?Marcha, I shaw some?
thlng th-that made m-m-my halr sthand
Mrs. B**ider?Well, that shows yaur
hslr is better on* than yon ara. It can
ctand up atralght.?Chlcage Dally
Thea Stlewo* Reijraod.
**I aee beef lf flrm,** remarked tha
landlady, looking up from the morn?
"Very flrm, indeedl" grunted the
thln boerder, continulng his efforta to
dismember the Rteak.?N. Y. JournaL
"There are very few woman oratora,
"Why, I don*t know. I had the im
pression that the great majority of
women were great talkers."?Philadel
Afrald to Take Okaaeta.
**Tf you think he wants to marry yon
for your money why don't you tell him
that your father haa failed and that you
are consequently pennlless?"
"I'm afraid I'd lose him-**?Chicago
atoward of Bferlt.
Banroad Preeidentr?That waa a bad
amoadaat, bnt U might have been a
vhiHBBBnd tlmes worsc. Suppose thos*
eara had taken Aral Ph*wl Whj
8anerintendent?A laxy ttrakamam
lNesldent-Raise his .wJat>w?*T. T.
SHE OUTRANKED GRANT.
How "Aant Beeky" Stole a Harch
oa? Her (oniniandlng
"Aunt Becky" Young ia really not
"Aunt Becky" at all; young sfce will
always be, althoogh she is now 68 years
This is the way she tella of the ac
quiaitiou of the name by whieh she ia
known to many survivors of the war:
"Tbr boya began by calling me 'mo
ther,' " she aaya, "and I wouldn't allow
that. So one of the doctora in tbe hos
"Jltal ssJd: Tll glve you a name that
you'll k<ep to your laat day,' and he
christenod me 'Aunt Becky.' That'a
what everybody calls me now. Why, I
could n't get my'lttera if they ahould
comeaodressed to 'Mrs. Sarah Young.' ?
Aunt Becky followed the Army of the
Potomac on ita line of mnrch, nuraing
-AUNT BECKT OTJTRANXS ME."
the ferered r.nd sick patient?. In her
laat year she dresscd amputationa tn*
"I took care of one rebel," she saya,
"without any arms or legs." i
The battlefielda of Fredericksburg,
Bpottsylvanlo, Cold Harbor, Chancel
lorrilla and Petcraburg all saw Aunt
Becky mlnistering to their sufferers.
It is with the latter plaee that one of
her most interesting experiences ia
"We had a Iot of men," so she re
counta the tale, "who were very aick
aaid I knew they'd die If they couldn't
be tak?n to Waahington. But we could
not get exchanges for them. So I went
up to tha quartermast-ar'a ofllee to mnke
a call, and thera were a lot of ticketa
of exchange lylng on the deak, I shor-ed
aome off with my elbow, and whext I
got baek I found that I had captured 14
of them. Without sajing a word* to
anybody I pinned thera on the worat
caaea. and when the siok from the other
dirlsion were balztx oarried down to
tha boata, I had one mirse carry theae
men down to meet them, and they were
aafely packed off.
"Well, the next morning the doctor
?"Where'a Brother Jouathan?' eaid
he, asking for one of the patienta.
" 'Gone to Washington,* the nurse
" 'By whose orders?* he asked.
" 'Aunt BeckyV they said.
"Then he came right dbwn to me, and
he waa furious.
44 Tll diacharge you at once,' ha
threatened. Td like to know on whose
responaiblllty you aent those men off.'
" "On my own,1 I said, rery quietly.
They'd have died if they at&yed here."
"So he wen/t stralght to Qen. Orant to
oomplain of me, and he told how I had
stoles the ticketa for them and all.
"Gen. Grant laughed and aaid: Tve
got nothing to aay. Aunt Becky out
ranks me!' i
"I didn't get d'ouharged, you m*>y
guess,'' laughed Aunt Becky, aa ahe
told thia tale. "And liBten," she called,
"those men who went to Waahington
all got well."?Philadelphla Preas.
He Saw tha Battle.
One of the former offlcera of the
Alabama ls a reaident of Eaat Orang?e.
He narrowly misaed being present at
the battle between the Eearsarge and
Alabama. He waa in London when he
received word that the Eearsarge peo?
ple knew that the Alabama waa bound
for a French port. He went to Paris
and made hia way to Cherbourg, ex
pecting- to Join hia ship in time for
the battle. He auppoaed that he waa
nnknown, but lt turned out that he
waa known, and was followcd from
the minute he entered Frafice until the
moment when muffled in citlzen'a
elothing, he atepped into a rowboat
and asked the man to row him to the
Alabama. At that moment a French
offlcer tapped him ou the ahoulder and
said: "Pardon, *nonsieur, the Lieut.
Uillmore, of the A.'abama, but you are
my prisoner. France haa not recog
nized the c-onfederacy and h?a warned
your ahlp away. She will be attacked
to-morrow by monaieur theCapt. Wins
low, of the Eearsarge, and you may
hare an opportunity of observing the
battle from the tower of yonderprison,
to whieh it is my duty to escourtyou."
The aext day Lieut. Gillmore did see
the battle from the prison tower.?
Pickett'a divisinn of confederatea
lost at Gettysburg more men in 20
minutes tban the Brltish hare lost_
killed, wonnded aad captured ? in
Bouth Afriea ainee the war began. !
Heth'a dirision of Lec'? army at Get
tyaburg lost 2,700 men ln killed and
wounded in 25 minutes. ? Chictg-o
Aa Old Tale RertreS.
6*lt nsed la sweeplng carpets keeps
rat the motha
atava of Ona'a Xelarhbor.
JCaa Qaylord?I htar there are to be
ssraral noreltiea at Kiss Catekem's
S^AJtalr-One rery pratty and
fBasrtHaaJ one would be te take np r
sfc^wtlam for tha brMegrootro-JB
BOLD 6IRL SHEEIFP.
tah Woman Who Has Preved a
Terror to Crimlnals.
Bbe Haa Had Some Adveatnrcs Wklck
Woald Rit? Te*ted tbe Ifervea
Ot tbe Bravrat Maa-Kxpert
No occupation, however daring,
daunts the wdmau of the west. Even ln
days when woman ia invading aimoat
every tield whieh man has so long ap
propriated, it comea aa a shock and a
surprise to learn that there ia at least
one woman, young, beautiful and re
fiued, whoseduty it ls to execute acrim
inal at a moment's notice, to arrest the
most recklea* desperado aad to spend
much of her time in conveying lunatica.
single-handed, to asylums. The story
of this girl's life reads more like a chap
ter of daring romance than a page of
sober fsct and experience.
MIbb Claire Helena Ferguson, who
rigbtly claims to be the most daring
woman ln the world, waa brought up
ln a home cf refinement. Her mother is
a practicing pbysician of repute, and
it waa while assisting her mother in
the operating room that Miss Ferguson
acquired the nerve whieh now staeds
her ln such good stead. Two years sgo,
when she was barely 21, Miss Ferguson,
wbo seems to have been born with a
craving for risk and ndventure, spplied
for and obtained the post of asaiatant
to the sheriff of Salt Lake City.
When Sheriff Lewis handed her hei '
commlssioc he told her thst it might ba
her duty at any time to execute a crim
inai, and that she had better start re
volv*r practice at once.
It is tbe custom in Otah to allow a
condemned man to choose whether he
will die by the hangman'a rope or the
bullet; and if he electa to be shot he ls
led out to a lonely place among the
hills snd a piecV of white paper is
pinned over his heart as a target for the
bullet. Miss Ferguson, nothing tiaunt
ed by such a terrible prospect, immedi
, TT TOU BfAKE ANOTrFER MOVE IXL.
ately began to practice with her re
vdlver, and sooa became so proflcient
that she could rely on hittlng a small
plece of paper, nine times out of ten, at
a dlstsnce of ten yarda. Happily, how?
ever, she ha? not yet been called upon
to execute this part of her art.
One of ber earliest adventures was
such ss would have tested the nerve snd
coursge of the bravest man. She was
ieft for a time ln charge of one of the
most daring burglars In Utah, a hand
some, unprincipled scoundreL, who had
already aerved five terxns of lmprison
ment and who goes by the nsme of
? "Bandsome Qray." The man was band
cuffed, but contrived to pick the lock
of his handcuffa with the help of a piec*
of wire. Miss Ferguson only detected
what he was doing when the hsndcuff*
fell en the floor and the burglar waa in
the act of springlng on her.
With the rapidity of lightning she
seized her revolver, and, coverlng him
with it, said: MIf you take snother step
I'll shoot." The man quailed before the
polnted revolver and the deterniined
look of his pretty jailer, a.nd thua the
| strangeiy matched pair atood, facing
each other for eome momenta, until.
provldentially, hia captor, a man of
| great strength and courage, entered the
. room and secured him from behind.
Miss Ferguson during her two years
j of offlce haa conveyed no fewer than
106 lunatics, many of them homicidal, to
| the ssylum. As the asylum is fiO miles
from Salt Lake City, a two houra* ride,
I and as Misa Ferguson always accom
panies them alone, the terrible atrain
on her nervea may be imaglned.
On more than one occasion she haa
been vlolently attacked by her wards,
many of them much bigger and strong
er than herseif, and she haa had many
narrow escapes from loaing her life.
With one dangerous lunatic she had a
life-and-death struggle foran liour, and
when flnally the brave girl succeeded in
mastering the lunatic she had to hold
herhands, bleeding and fainting though
she waa, for the remainder of the Jour
| It ls some tribute to the remarkable
courage of thia young girl that ahe
was Invited by the most desperate
gang of cattle thieves and higbwaymen j
in Utah to visit them in their fastness,
known as "Robbers* Roost," and aa a
souvenir they promised her the "finest
horse on the range." Miss Ferguson
did aot accept tffia strange, if com
plimentary, invitation, but there ia
little doubt that she would have been
most hospitably and gallantly treated.
j Miss Ferguson haa none of the phya
ical equipment one would associate
with a life of such risk and hardship.
She is very slight and girliah. with no
suggestion of jither strength or en
durance, and her face is ss reflned as
It b beautiful. It is not surprising
to lesrn that during the last two yesrs
she has had no fewer than 15 offera of
marriage, her lovera ranging from a
Dakota cowbjgx_ taaChlcagp lawyer.
Mot aa IwcBwdlarr.
"Mr. 81ocum," said little Totnmy to
Sister Mary's young man, **you never
play with matches, dc you?"
"What makes you aek that funny
"Nothin*. only pa says he guesses you
won't ever set the river on flre.**--N. Y.
Had f U? at FlraB tlarbt.
*T underatand it was a case of love
at nrst sight," he aaid.
**It wasv" rtplied the dtearest friend
of the woman in question. "It had to
be. If he had looked a aecond time he
stever could1 have fallen ln love with
VERY CLOSE SHAVE.
A Burglary Story Whieh Is Qolte
Out of the Ordiuary.
Oramnaer Carrlea a GolS Watch aa
the Soareair of ma ucriaioa That
Came Near Vndlng Him to
**Thia watch was part of the spoils
of a burglary in whieh I participated in
1881," aaid a guest in the SU Charlea
lobby to a New Orleans Times-Denio
crat reporter, drawing out a handsome
gold timepiece with a curioua spiral
pattern engraved in heavy relief on the
lid. "It waa my firat affair of the kind,
and I regret to say 1 bungled it and
got caught almostimmediately. What
ia the joke, did you aak? There is no
joke; it ia perfectly true. It happened
like this: ln the fall of'81, when 1 waa
quite young and green, I got a job trae
eling for a Chieago grocery houae, and
one of the first placea I visited waa a
amall town in northern Ohio. I arrived
about 11 at night, and went out to take
a stroll and smoke a cigar before going
to bed. Passing through a side street,
I noticed a light in the little Jewelry
atore, and also tbat the door was ajar.
That reminded me I had recently brok
cn the mainsprlng of my watch, and I
aauntered in to leave it for rcptirs. Aa
I entered a young man arose from the
further e"d of the counter. He seemed
startled, ..'hich was not unnaturaL at
such a late call, but he regained his
cemposure while I explained the pur
pose of my visit, and told me he had
closed some houra before, but happened
to rexaember some thinga that had been
left out of the- aafe, and returned to
put them baek. When I handed him
my watch I asked him to give me an?
other to wear in the meantime, and he
gave me one at random from a tray on
the counter. This is it oa my chain
"Next mornlng,"continued the s*ory
teller,"T waa lounglng in the hotel of
*LET ME SEE TOUR WATCH.
flce, when the town marahal tapped me
on the shoulder.
-** 'Let me see your watch,' he said.
"I pulled lt out mechanically, and
waa at once placed under arrest on the
charge of robbing the Jewelry atore. I
It aeemed that lt had been burglarized
during the night, and somebody in the
hotel had noticed my peculhtr-looking
watch and reported lt to the police. It
waa promptly identifled aa part of the
stolcn gooda, and, needlesa to aay, my
atory of its acquisltion waa laughed to
acorn. I was obloged to admit that it
aeemed a little gauzy myself, and I
can't aay 1 blame the authorities for de
clining to give it credence. At any rate,
I found myself in the deuce of a flx. My
old watch had been carried off by the
thief, and there was absolutely nothing
to conflrm my atatement exeept the
bare fact that none of the other goods
waa found ln my possesaion. That,
however, went for very little, for it waa I
argued that I had abundant time to
conceai my plunder. In my agitatlon
and excitement I musthare preaented a
perfect picture of guilt, and the towns
people came near mobbing me on my
wsy to jaii. They kept me there exact
ly three houra, the agony of whieh will
dwell with me if I live to be a hundred.
Meanwhile the sure-enough burglar
had been bagged in an adjoining town,
with all the loot, lncluding my time?
piece, in hia valiae, and when I was
tinally releaaed he waa bundled into
my eell. If he hadn't been caught 1
don't know what mieht have happened.
I don't like to think about it. The au?
thorities made groveling apoWUs, and
the jeweler was especially abject. To
placate me he offered to let me keep the
new watch in exchange for my old one,
and I accepted the proposition. I carry
it aa a sort of tragi-comic souvenir."
KCxploaive Keataeky Potatoea.
A peculiar explosion occurred the
other day at the home of Mrs. R. S. Gar
nett at Owenton. She had some pota
toes baking in a stove. In the oven was
also a roast of beef and other good
things. Without warning an explosion
occurred, blowlng open the oven door.
The roast came tumbllng out of the
oren. followed by other eatables. Upon '
inrestigatlon it developed that a mkld
eyed Irish tuber had swelled up and let
go. A similar accident occurred near
Monterey, in whieh a potato exploded
in a kettle, throwing hot water on the
lady of the houae and seriously aeald
A correspondent of the Atlanta Cot
stitution from Clinch county sent the
following the other day: "Brother
Jones prayed for rain six daya on a
stretch, and when the raia came he
was the first man to be drowned ln it.
The waya of provideace are past findin*
"I aee by the papera that old Bulr
I1ob*s helreas was married yesterday
to that French ^-ount.*
?That ao? Who gare tha brida
"Nobody. She was soW. Itwaadis
eorered thia morning that he la not a
"I theught you said thia waa a real
"Judge for youraelf. It contaias the
atateicnent that they were manded and
Hred happlly erer af terward."?Chlcaao
rs?~ i. Ai.an?nr
1,000 REWARD. #
Dr. &t\ea, Marveloxls Medtrur;
Otves th* name* of dead snd living trtaodi
tell who and whan you will marry, ala* of
huslneas Journeys. lawsuiU. absont Crieoda.
healtb or anythlng you know, no matter
wbat it ls. H* can call up your spiiiB
friends and show them to you. Can make
them rap a'' aroand the room. He aaks no
questions don't aak you to wrtte nnmcn for
hira. Don't tryto pump you ln any way,
but tella you right oft. He ia thorough.lv en
dorsed by leadlna: splrltualists every whsra.
recerved from them a gold medal and spee
lal license to practice nls wonderful powera:
credentialH no on* else can show, ean glve
thonsands of referencea to both white and
eolored patrons. Twenty-flve yeara pracBte*
?seven in Brooklvn?will show you that h*
can do all that be can tell of. Can tell wbat
business ls best for you and where, how to
wln 8peedy marriage with tho one you krve.
How to bo succesefal toalt your doing* ia
short wbat ls best to do. H? suceeeds when
all othera fall. Posltlve satlsfactlon or no
pay. Call and see. You will nnd lt lueky to
consult thia Chriatian gentleman. He has a
medlclne that will cure drunkenneaa, cad be
be glven patlent not knowlng lt. Thoawnda
througb him are now
SJ RICH, HAPPY AND 8TJCCB88FTJVi. ?>
with all their undertaklngs, whlle thoaa whc
neglect his advlce are still laboring *rp*~-?
poverty. Through his perfect knowledg* of
chemlstry, he can impartto vou aaecrot that
will overcome your enemles and wln your
rrlends. His aid and advlce has of ten been
sollclted; the result has alwayr been the ae~
curlng cf speedy aad happy marriage* aad
all your wishes. In lovo affalrs he never
falls. He has the aecret of. wlnnlnjg^tk-e a?.
feotioaa ofjthe opposlte sex. It ls the curse
of spirltnaltsm that in all large dties thera
are a class of men aad women who elaUa
p^wers they do not posseaa Tboy hav*
neither alfte. eredentlala nor referencea.
Sarely the colored people are not so wanMnar
ln sense as to throw their time and money
wW.R,T onJtuch Dr Bh'* ">'*,r* to the Hob.
william D?nmore, Araaltect and bolHer 49
Cleve'.and Ave., and Anher Sewell, HMn
bnilder, Houth Brooklyt. AU baveknowo
hlnifor tho past seven year*. He sive* ?
free test of hia powerto ad. Th* dooBor haa
practiced flve years ln Mew Orleana, 8*. Lon
ls, Bfemphls and Loulsvliic; undersSands
thoroughly the dlaeaaea, spells or lafluenoe*
th e raee ls subject to. He ls now and alwayv
had a large patronage frwm them.
PLKASS READ THR FOLLO WINOt,
Brooklyn. Aug. 15. WS1 ?This Istooerttfy
that came to New Yort fr*m Albaay. I waa
* stranaar ta a strangeclty, out of work and
out of money. I haa no luck ln anySBtnjr
! undertook, wnattcdol did not'
friend advlsed me t<? go and seo ?
I did. Hetoldme tho cauaeof myi
b* t<>ok me ln and troated me utU,
ThrouRh him I jrot a vrood posltlon that vary
weok. I bad been u> others: they Book nry
money and did me no good. I bleas the day
1 firat met l>r. Shea, I would advlse all tn
bad luck, Rick or tn trouble to go to him aS
once, sy Slncerely, a
Albirt Atebs, a?7 Atlanttc Ava"
South Plalnfleld, Aug. 1ft. 18S1.?Tknw la to
certify that mv husband bad goue away and
t>een abaent two yeara. I mouroed furbim
nlKht and day. I gave him up as dead. *)
Hearingorthe wonderful thlngs Dr. Sb*a
was Uolnar, I reaolved BoconauTt him. He
told mo my husband waa alive and well and
where ho was; told me he would come hoano
and when. To my Joy all or lt came true. He
ls home now, come baek like one frooi the
dead. I aleo wlah to aay toat tbls month I
lost the sum of SSO. I am a poor woman
and I was most lnsane I went to Dr. Bhea.
and he told me 1 would flnd n \ money and
to my lntenso Joy I did flnd lt as he told me
I thank (1<k1 there la a man ao girted ln our
mtdatthat can hetp people and tell them
what to do. Slncerely,
Mas. Mabt Mixleb,
South PlalnSeld,.N. J.
A SENSATION IN .BROOKLYN--A BTINIS
I wlsh to state that one or my partshoner*
was sick and ln trouble ror a Iook time, Mr*
Hmwn, 37 Oay Street. No oneaaemad to un
derstand her case. She had scveral docBors,
but noue ot them seemed to know what waa
tho matter. Non* could do berany good IS
waa my duty aa her pastor to call and aee
her. HearlnKortho wonderful work belna
done by Dr. 8hea the laat tew years, 1 tboa?ht
I would call and see him myself. I found
him a kind ayrupatbeiic Kent.lt-man. He gave
me a wouderfnl test of his powers; told me
to send him a look of patlent's halr, wtrkeh 1
did by her dauKhter
He told at once what was the matter aad
ln a short time cured her sound and well.
Hor famlly had seomlngly been u..d*r a cloud
Now all ls changed. All are wei! and
prosueroua. I can truly andtoeartlly reoom
mend Dr Hhea to all thoaeln aicknaan or dla
treas of any kind, Kev. William Jahnaon
Pastor Lebanon Chureh, Brooklyn. aj>
Dr. Sheacan show thonaanda sueb ~* m*
has been carefully eduoated ln the Homce
pathlc and Rclectic Schools of Medlclne
His succesa la wonderful ln eurlng paralyala
Kheumatlam. Asthma, Sora Ryaa, Tnmora
Can^rs, ConstlpaUon. Ague, Dyapepaia
Tape Worms, Llver ComplalnBs, Dearneaa
Catarrh, Dropay, Pllea, Nervoua DaMUty
Moart Dia^aae. Comsumptlon, Ptsoauro of
women and ehlldren, Flta, Kidney Dl^eaaa,
and all straag* myateiious dlaeaaea whlch
others don't nnderataud. All dlaeaaea, no
matter w hat they be. Nothing but honora
ble treatment. He oan and wlM honeatly
tell you if you can be cured Has all new
remediea and new succoaa Haa had ample
experience ln public hospitals and private
cllnlcs. No trlnlng with htunan life. Call at
Do not deUty. Dlplomas hang ln parlors.
Is a reglstered physician. A new remedj
ror RheumatlMm just dlscovered, not a llaa
ment. Hope'^-o v aaea und those that others
cannot cur* sollclted to call. Fat folks thia
the childleaa made parents All letters muat
oontaln $1.00, twostampa, age, lock of halr.
For conaultatlon, advlce and dlagnoats. Ne
Charges for medlcal treatment only. ?Tc^
a 861FIJIATON STREET, ?
BROOKLYN, N. Y.
Curly Hair Made Straight By
TAKBN FBOM UTB.
BSrOBB AXD AFTKB TRBATaTEBT.
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Strala*Bt aa ahown abowa. It aourtahaa tha aoate.
Warraatad aarmlaaa. Trrffurnislt fraa aai m.
oaaat. ItwaathaSrat .r.ur.flc? wwVTaSd fc?
OetTha OHiiaai OaaalMS Oi BanwT
as tha raanma ar ror falls to kwep lae hafrpUaSla
*n* baaoUfat. * toUat necarafty for laafaVaad
f*?^*????; *???*B?iy_B?rf??a<L Th. areaa aaV
r?a4aa? of UtU wonderful poaaaaa ia tkat by ??
aa* yon caa atralgb'^n yoojr owa katrat aaaaa.
0wi?? to iu ?up*rTor and laatlnr aaaltty r? to tha
moat eeoaomleal. Iv U not poaalbl. for aayaody
Jo arodaae a praataraUon aonalto Jt. Fall Staae
tloar with er?ry bottla. Oaly SaBoaata. BaM by
daaiers or aaaa aa S140 Poatai or Bsvraas
Boaay Ordar far a boBUaa azpraaa paBS. STnt?
yoar aaaaa aad aadraia plalnly to ^^
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