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RICHMOND lAILY PALL VDlUil, TUESDAY, XOVEMMIi 1901.
HE KILLED THE CASE FATAL EFFECT OF BROTHER SPEARS' MUSICAL TESTIMONY. After the Jury Ilrard It They Ae nalttetl the Xante b( Cbildrem Wb , Lavished In thareh Bod Disturbed the Itelistoa Asenhlice. A well known lawyer of Lancaster. Wo., related the following It-gal inci dent: One of the most oriiiiul lawyers I ever met In my life was Sam Iysart. who many years asjo was a resident of our county. Sam was a born humorist and ouIl have made his fortune in the lecture field. When he lived up our way, he was engaged on one occasion to defend a lot of boys and girls charg ed with disturbing a religious assem bly out in the country. "Laughing sad giggling" Is the way the Information read. The case was tried before Squire A. C. Bailey, a good old man who has long since goue to his final reward. Like alt cases of the sort, it attracted an immense crowd from the vicinity of the alleged outrage. T. C. Tadlock prosecuted, and he was Instructed by the church people to pare no paius to convict the disturb ers, who were very much frightened by being dragged Into court. All the defendants were children of good fam ilies, and it was their first offense. They candidly admitted they laughed out In church, and the state insisted that by their own mouths they were condemned. Brother Tice Spears, a righteous man f Puritanic type, was the main prose cuting witness. He had conducted the service, and he testified that the ieace was sadly disturbed by the unseemly behavior of the "rioters." After he told his story in chief he sat down with clasped hands, waiting for the defend ants attorney to begin on him. He didn't have long to wait. The exami nation began like this: "Brother Spears, you led the meetin that night?" "I did. sir." "You prayed T I did. sir." "And preached?" "I tried to." "And sang?" ',. "f "1 sang." ' """" "What did you sing? " 'There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood.' sir." Here Mr. Dysart pulled a byninbook from his pocket and handed it to the witness with the remark: "I'lease turn to that song. Brother -pears." The witness did so. "That's what you sang that night?" "It is. sir." "Well, stand up and sing it now. If you please." "Whatl" "You heard what I said. Brother Fpears." "But I can't sing before this sort of crowd." "Brother Spears." with much appar ent Indignation, "do I understand that you refuse to furnish legitimate evi dence to this jury?" "Xo, no but. you see" "Your honor," said Mr. Dysart, "I Insist thit t!ie witness shall sing the song referred to just as he did on the night :' a'lered disturbance. It is a part of urn- evidence and very impor tant. The reason for it will be disclos ed later on." There was a long jangle between the lawyers, and the court finally or dered the witness to get up aud sing. "And mind you. Brother Spears." aid Pysart seriously, "you must sing It just as you did that night. If you change a note, you will have to go back and do it all over again." The witness got up and opened the book. There is a vast difference be tween singing to a congregation In sympathy with you and a crowd of courtroom habitues. Brother Spears was painfully conscious of the fact. You know hqw these old time hymns are sung In the backwoods settle ments? You begin In the basement nd work up to the roof and then leap iT from the dizzy height and finally finish the line in the basement. That's the way the witness did. He had a good voice that is, it was strong. If Gabriel's trumpet ever gets out of' whaek he could utilize that voice and j wake the dead just as readily. It , seemed to threaten the window lights, j The crowd didn't smile, it just yelled; with laughter. The jurymen bentj double and almost roiled from their seats. The court bit his corncob piie harder and looked solemn. It wasn't any use. There were ouly two straight j faces in the boose. One belonged to j a deaf man and the other to Sam Dy-' sart. The singer finished and sat down. He looked tired. Sam immediately ex-' cused him. j " When the time for speeehroaking i came Sam remarked to the jury: "If; yon gentlemen think yon could go to one of Brother Spears' meetings and behave better than you have here, why yon may In? justified in convicting these boys and girls." That was all he said, but It gave the Jury lots to think about. They brought In a verdict of not guilty. with the request that Brother Spears; ting another song. But that gentle man had gone home and court ad journed. Macon Republican. look the Other Way. There are many thousand fathers who are terrorizing their little sons bv seeing too much. Let all such learn to 1 look the other way at times. Don't see everything your boy does. Give him ome latitude and longitude. Don't keep the little fellow in a shiver of ap prehension lest you find out some pec cadillo. He mast have his fun or die. If too see too much, be grows thin, I-ook the o ier way. Nw York Presa. POOL TA3LE POCKETS. The? Are Made For the Dull Part la! Farmers' iioaaea. j "An odd ocenpition. surely." said ai man acquainted wi:h the business, "is that of knitting iooi table pockets. A few jK'rsjns find s:eat!y employment at It, but the greater numiter of those en gaged In it take it up incidentally to some other employment. "Of all the pool pockets used the lar- get-t proportion is made in farmhouses ; by farmers' wives ami daughters. The j women who do this work are m stly J Germans and Swedes. "I'ool table pockets are all b::ni- t made: The largest producer of pool j pockets is a concern in New York that! employs at this work atiout thirty faui- j Ules. these nr.stly residing on Iong Is- land. The bundles of material for the; several families thus employed are made up in the shop and delivered to them, the finished tockels being at the same time collected. "The knitting is done with a needle twenty inches in length, and the pock ets are knitted with a peculiar knot that will not pull out. Y'ou might cut a hole In a pocket with a knife, but the hole would g. no farther. As the pock et is knitted it will not pull or draw apart. "I'ool pockets are made of cotton, of wool and of silk. The first are sold for $1. '"." or thereabouts a dozen. Silk pockets sell for about $10 a dozen. "I should say that of all the pockets made perhaps half are of cotton, three eighths of wool and one-eighth of silk. The iwckets are most commonly green, but they are made In other colors as well in maroon, for example, and in yellow and in blue for tables with cloths in those colors. "Output? Well, the production of them Is somewhat scattered. I should say that it might amount annually to about 10.0O0 dozen, valued on an aver-! age. roughly estimated, at $4 a dozen, making the total value of the output somewhere about $40,000." New York Sua. THE HOME DOCTOR. A soft linen bandage saturated with a 1 per cent solution of carbolic acid is excellent for a blistered finger. To relieve a nervous headache apply hot water to the temples and back of i the neck. A hot foot'oath will also ma- terially aid. Earache can frequently be cured by j wringing out a flannel In boiling water, sprinkling a few drops of laudanum on it and applying it to the ear. A small quantity of vinegar will gen erally destroy immediately any insect that may find its way into the stomach, and a little salad oil will kill any insect that may enter the ear. When your feet are very tired and hot. plunge them Into a basin of cold water and keep them there until a sen sation of warmth begins. Then dry them and put on fresh stockings and shoes. A writer states that a toaspoonful of finely grated nutmeg In a teacupful of cold water taken night and morning the first day and then missing a day. repeated on the third day, is a sure cure for boils. A Fear Footed Bird. There is a four footed bird, the Opis thocomus cristatus. which has such anomalies of structure that it is im possible to class it along with any oth er family. It is one of those survivors which tell us of extinct groups of whose past existence we would other wise have remained forever Ignorant. These, the only species of four footed birds, inhabit the island of Marajo in the lower Amazon. It is only during Infancy that this remarkable feature of these birds is seen, the two fore feet appearing early In the development of the embryo and continuing perfectly formed for several days after hatch ing, when they are gradually shed. It is also known as the hoactzln or evil smelling bird, the flesh having an un pleasant odor, making it unpalatable to both man and carnivorous animals, which is probably one cause of its sur vlvaL People Who I aed to Eat Spldera. The enjoyment of particular kinds of food is. after all. a matter of custom, and the African who revels in white ants is no more eculiar in his tastes than the European who eats cheese i mites. A lady whom M. Reaumur knew j was accustomed to devour spiders as ; fast as site could catch them, and a j Ceruian lady gave it as her opinion i that these creatures resembled in taste; the most delicious nuts. A fellow covin- 1 try man of this lady was in the habit of I regularly hunting spiders in his owu J and his friends' houses. He used to j spread them on bread. Rozel tells nsj and vowed that thev were far pieas. ! nnter to the palate than butter.-Corn- j hill Magazine. I . Who He Waa. "Wait a minute. John. Hon't read so fast. Who was it that there crowd turned out?" "Eh? Turned out?" "Yes; you read it there that the crowd turned out N. Mass. Who was X. Mass?" "Why. I suppose he's some French man. You ought to listen closers Cleveland Plain Dealer. He Coold Cook. "Can he cook?" asked the proprietor af the restaurant. "Cook?" echoed the caller, who was rooting for a friend oct of a job. "Can he k? Say. I've seen that man make four squab pies out of one old pigeon I" Chicago Tribune. Apropos of the money question, nary a man in public life or out has yet de veloped a scheme which will give ev erybody all the money he wants. Phil adelphia Ledger. NEW SHORT STORiSj Rooae-relt'a Xervy Cnlde. j Here is a story tolj by President Roosevelt of cu Iad.au guii'.e who had a natural power of charm. ug suake The party, of which t".ion-; ICmjsevcu was oae. struck a i::tl frontier lowi where a stroiiiiig show was iu-prog;vsa "We went in." said the k.a.-l. "and found a jierforuier chal'eugiug the au dieuce to handle his snakes. The guide ' 5t once accepted the challenge and i having conviui-ed ever. one .f ti.e per j feet harmlesstiess of the reptiles, pro dueed a nuiiilT of rattlers fnun a has ! ket he h::d with him. The (terforutei ' in--out:t;iutIy fled. The same guide wa j a most t:tiiit heiiever in the redskins ! tradition ii.it it is an iinjutit:ahi ! crime to kill a rattlesnake, os it 'plays I fair in g.viug warning In-fore it strikes, t i He rex aieiliy exhibited the immunity of all adherents to this creed tv letting j a rattler bite his heel." "What lecame j of him?" asked one of the listeners. j "Welt he tried to found a similar theory about bears, and it didn't work." Colonel Roosevelt replied significantly. "How so?" "He went in for a couple of tame bears, and then 1 thought it was time to part from his traveling menagerie, so I got him a job oa a ranch we were passing. When I re turned. I asked after him. and they told me that when he went to show that he was immune from bears one of his pets called him a liar, and the other fel low proved the truth of his mate's ac cusation. They kept his moccasins 83 a memento." Reaalt f a Steady Diet. As most people who have encounter ed him know full well. Senator Hanna has a very expressive way of saying things, relates the Chicago Chronicle. Frequently he is detained at his office at Cleveland until too late to eat his luncheon at the Union club, where he usually goes after lea vim; his otlice in the afternoons. On these occasions he eats his lunch at the restaurant in the I'erry -ray no building and Is usually accompanied by his private secretary. Klmer Hover. u.ie at mnciieon a few days ago the senator, who usually writes out the lunch orders for himself and his secretary, wrote "cold ham and ice cream" for his secretary without ask hig what he wanted. "' know what you want." said the senator after handing the order to the waitress. "Ton always eat cold pig and ice crea m. "But I'll tell you." he continued quite seriously, "if you continue on that fare you will soon be nothing but a frozen hog." When He Struck the Kin it. It is not often that a subject can claim to have struck a king and yet survive and be accounted the most es timable of men. But this record be longs to the veteran Iorl Wemyss. who has lately celebrated his eighty third birthday, says London M A. P IN A BURST OF ELOQUENCE It was one night last year In the house of lords. The king, then heir apparent, was seated o?i the cross benches listen ing to the debate. Immediately behind him was Lord Wemyss. who in the course of the sitting rose to address the house. The matter under discussion wits one mar his heart, and his ear nestness betrayed him into wild, wav ing movements of his arms, which the amused spectators observed more than once to menace the prince's shining hat. The veteran peer, however, did not notice the danger and at last Id a burst of eloquence brought his arm around iu" v"l,r u'1 lur 'r"'" oa rue "own of his hat. driving it almost over lllss- The profuse apologies of the earl w,re mvt wlth a humored smile from the victim. How Old He Know Dr. F. J Campbell, a celebrated blind educator of Ensrland. once had an amusing experience at a rough and ready hotel in the backwoods of Ameri ca. Two girls were at the dinner table with the doctor, and one of them was touchingly sympathetic. "Does your blindness make any difference to you when you eat?" she asked. "Why. yes: I know when my food's good just as well as you do." said the doctor. "And when you drink?" "Why. it's just the same," "And can you fall in love?" "Dear me. why. of course I can. 1 have fallen very much in love." "Well, bat how can you say whether a girl's pretty? Po yon mind telling me if I'm pretty?" "Not in the slightest." "Shall I put my hand on your face?" "1 know without that." said the man with clos ed eyes. "Yon are the prettiest girl on the creek." "My.' That's truer ex claimed the girl as she rushed to her friend and asked, "Now, tow did be kaovr thatr" SHIPS OUTSTRIP WAVES. Xaval Deaiarner Sara tLlaera tflaT Little to Kear Prom Dia; I otn '(-r. In a rr.pcr on the effect of variation f dimensivJiis on th strersrs i t a ship's structure Irofessor II. t lt-r of the University of Mk-hi.TJ some things ;t the tn-nb animal Ing of the Society f Naval Ar: ! and Mari::e l"n::t:ecrs in NV'.v th.-.t w uM inter-'st anv lav tra S;!d t- .ti-', the se:is. as they h.. u to do wlM; Strength of iarge steamships an 1 height of Ceea a wa ves "In ealcul.Ui ;!is resfv cti'.g S'religth of a vessel." l"::-v.or Si. said. "ert;ii:i assum: i -as must made !.s to t'.ie worst : !- tion In which the essei is IiU--!y to ' ' placed and also as t the way i:i wh: -the accompanying Ix-ruiixg mome':.s will affect the structure as a who!. The assumptions usu-ii'y made a to the worst eui:dition in which a vess "? of the ordinary mercantile type may be placed are that she is tnstantai.c ously poised upou the crest of a wave whose length is equal to that cf the VCSS;I it lid whose height is i ne-tweli tieth of that length Observations of Lieutenant Paris and others have es tablished the fact that as thf length of wave Iuorei::'s the ratio of height to length decreases. In waves of "!'iu feet to 3."iO feet this ratio is approximately 1 to "JO. and up It waves of ."ti feet it seldom if ever exceeds 1 to - while for waves still longer these figures may drop as low as 1 to oO. "Waves greater than SO feet in height are not commonly encountered, and this height, in conjunction with a length of doo feet. corresiondig to the ordinary assumptions as to wave height, may !e considered as practical ly never occurring: hence it seems scarcely reasonable to assume that a vessel of from UM feet to 7 feet long would ever be instantaneously poised on the crest of a wave of its own length and fr m30 feet to 3." feet high." Professor Sadler said that his paper had been prepared mainly with the olv jcet of starting a discussion of the sulv jeot of the strength of ships. Speak ing of the larger steamers of the pres ent dav. he said that several of them have shown s'gns of hx-al stresses at , the forward end. the I o:t.m in so:ne ! cases becomi'!; corrugated between the frames and in ethers being bodily set ip The cause, he said, was ra:her difficult to detect, but was no doubt due to iKiundnig in a heavy sea. SAILORS' NARROW ESCAPE txci(ini Eipcrlrncr f Snlimarlnc Bon I . 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