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People From A!I Quarters of the
Globe Here.
Ordcrof Ilibcniiaiis?Italinti Bencvo
Jcnt Association?Kiifflish Society
and Itobcrt Burns Club.
Otlicr l-'orcij-ii GiUzcus.
Richmond is rapidly becoming a great
cosmopolitan city. People from all quar?
ters of thc globe are finding bomes here.
and muny of them ?re becoming ac
a^maxoa and are detewninod to make
good Amcrlcan citizens.
From sunny Italy they come and from
Uie Emcrald Isle; from Uie Cclestlal
(President Germiui-Araerican Associa?
Enipire and from the hot and sunny
snnds of Sahara. Nut yet bave the d< ni
-zens of tho Philinplne juugles or Uie
dwtllcrs beyond thc Cuban trcncn.s join
cd Uie population of Richmond, nor have
Uie people from troplcal llawaii come
among us. But they will.
Just *is soon as they barn of Uie splen
dU cllmate, the bospitable people ard
the cquul ch.-mcf; of maklng a ^o-j-i liv
ing Uicy will come.
Tho citizens of Richmond, of all na
tionallUes, are good citizens, ani evvn
these of foreign cxtraction, wliile they
have their sOCleUes and their cldbs. are
i.ot clannish. r*id -.-i'.h one ucco'.-.l de-ire
to be known as Americans a'lJ Vi-g.'n
l.-ins. They get togoUicr in Ihe'r httle
family gatheibigs and celsbr-tte. but
thev are ne.t < \< lu-ive.
The leading association. for inst.-mce.
of foreign tcne-ency, is the German
Amcricau Association. This aissociaUon
embraoes ln Its membership a number of
, the very best citizens of Richmond.
As its name implics, Uie association is
an American organizaUon o? German
descendaiits. The president is Mr. Carl
Ruerhmiind, und the secretary is Mr.
August Moll. While Uie associaUon is
not of ti poliUcal leanlng. it wields a
miglity power in pollUcs, and whirh
cver side of a facUonal lisht it takes is
11able to win.
Oonnected with this association is a
German Ladies' Aid Society. which does
much toward Uie reiief of nee<ly and
those In distrcss.
Another body of citizens tbnt Torm pnrt
of iho backbone and slnew of Ihc com
nuuilty are Uie Iiish-Americans. They
are. like the Gcrmnii'-Amerlcans, found
in every w:ilk of life. They are pro
presslve and hard-worklng, and Uiere is
not an enterprise that ls inaugurated in
(A Leading Member of the German
which reprcisentaUvo lilsh nnd German
Americans are not found.
Probably the leading Irlsh-American
EOCletJ- Is the Ancleiu Order of Hibcr
tiians. a Iarge and infhienUal bodv. of
tbe best Cigar on the market for
a nlckcl, try this well-known brand.
Having a long Havana fllllcr, made
by hand, not too hlghly flavorcd.
It has created favorable comment,
such as has not been enjoyed by
any other Cigar of the same price
in the city. Give it a trial and
satisfy yourself as to its merit.
Price S2 per box of 50 eigars. *?
9TH and MAIN Sts. "f
Which Uie late W. F. Reddy was the
head. and of which Mr. James J. Cream
cr is the secretary. There are a number
of other Irisb-Amcrican associalions and
socieUcs, und all of them do more or less
charltable work.
Thc next larger class of Amcrlcan-for- ?
cigners is that of the children of Italy.
They have their socieUcs and their as
soclaUons, and many of the leading
Itallo-Americans are idenlilied with
! prominent business cntcrprises. Mr. V.
i Donati is generully looked upon by the
I Italian colony as a leader, and he per
j forms many dceds of charity for those of
I his people in want
The leading Italian associalions are the
! Italian Benevolent Associution ond the
! Mutual AJSsoclazone-Prlncipe Napoli. Of
the latter association Mr. P. Nigro is
There are comparaUvely few adherents
to thc British Crown in Richmond. They
number probably not more than one hun?
dred. Still they bave their British So?
ciety and guther together once a year
to celebratc the Queen's blrthday. Mr.
P. A. S. Brine, thc British vice-eounsel,
' Is a movlng spirit In this society. The
British. like the others. have their na
i tion.ll Identlty almosl swallowed up in
| local business enterprlses.
There are very few French here, and
i there is no regular organization among
I Ihose who do form a part of tbe popu
j latlon. Tho Scots urc, also. few. there
being but one organization known, that
(Movlng Spirit in the British Society.)
of the Robert Burns Society. which re?
cently gave a supper in honor of the
great poet's birthday.
Thc Svrians, Russians, Spaniards, Chl
nese and other foreigners are not known
to bave organlzaUons, but it is thought
Uie Syrians and Chinese have some sort
of secret socieUes, Uie objects of which
are known only to theniselves.
Dr. Stcel's Lecture.
Rev. Dr. S. A. Steel will deliver his
famous lecture, ??Home Life ih Dixie
During Uie War," at the Y. M. C. A.
ori next Thursday night at S:15 o'cldcl
for Uie benefit of the Ladies* Aid Society
of Centenary ehurch.
This lecture is one of the most de
iiglitfuiiy interesting ever heard here.
Given Thh ly Days.
Ncd Fuller, colored, was given Uilrty
days In j::il by 'Squire James T. Lewis,
v.f Henrico. yesterday morning for stcal
i:ig iron from Uie Chesapeake and Ohio
rallway. Fuller was .-irreste-J by Dc-tec
llves Enrigbt and Duke.
Weileliiiit Cards,
Mr. ar.d Mrs. I. Hirschberg bave issued
cards to the marriage of their daughter,
Florence. to Mr. A. W. Timberlake. ' Tlie
marriago is to take piace on Monday,
February 13Ui, at C:30 oclock at Christ
The American Water Color Society will
hold it-; annual exhlblUon at the Waldorf
Astoria from Monday. February j, to Sat
urday, February 17.
to cclipse all previous effbrts. We will take advaiutage of tlie cold
ivave and sell shoes that are we&rable now, so that \vc may not
carry over a single pair, \
Storm Boots.
High Cut. tan and black
$2.50 stock grade.
M'is.e.s' Button and Lace
Misses* C.t'.f Lace.
51. ??."> Ladies' Shoes.
Vi.">u Ladies' Shoes.
$i Patcut Ki.i, guarantoei
Men's ?'-"<? Shoes, wclts..
Veu's $l.*ij Concress.
Voulh's S125 Spring Heel
.. Si.t:?
Warm Goods.
Chlldren's Best Jersey Leg?
gins. slzes S to 10.?-? .05
Misses' up to 2.""?
Leather Leggins. 1 strap.75
Boys'. 3 strap. SLOO
2T>c. Ovorgaiters.15
4f?e. Overgalters."55
Infants' :5c. Button.l>!>
aoc. Pollsh and Paste, lc.
Boys* *2 Box Caif.J?l."i4
Not cheap Sbocs cheap bought for the purpose, but regular stock
cut to force a winier clearance. See other tables aud baskets.
^jcanarrvy 3J| E.
The French Officer Wishes Happiness
, to a Danville Couple.
Rev. J. A. Spencer Kncoivcs a Warm
Iieceptioii From His New Con
gres*ation?Work on Street
DANVILLE, VA., Feb. 3.?Special.?
Many candidates have announced them
selves for municipal ofliccs at the com
ing May election.
Tlio Cotillon Club gave a very pretty
german Monday evening at the Masonic
Hall. Many visitors were present.
Mr. Itobcrt Brydon, clerk of the City
Council and for many years a prominent
druggist of this city, being connected
with the State Board of Pharmacy, and
at one time its president, was honored
this week with a British medal for ser?
vices rendered that government -while a I
member of the Queeh's Own Rillcs, a j
Canadian volunteer military co.-npany, j
and during an uprising of the Fenians, j
an Irish organization, which occurreel {
near Brookiyn, N. Y., and tbe Canadian j
boundary line in 1S6G.
Revival services are be'ng conducted j
at Floyd-Street Methodist Episcopal j
ehurch by Uie pastor, Rev. S. J. Battin.
At the M.u-onic Temple Tuesday nlght,'
Miss Rebecca Schwartzman and Mr. j
Moses Blacker were married, accordinj, ;
to the rites of the Jewish Cliurch cere- j
mony. Among tho telegrams of eongrat- t
ulaUon received from Paris, Franee, and j
Uie United States was one from Alfred j
Dreyfus, the famous French oflic-er.
i'elitions in bankruptcy were filed this !
weeks by John R. Wood, of Stella, IJat- j
rick count3% with liabiliUes at 5295.37 anu |
assets at $139; and George C. Corbin, ot j
this city, with liabiliUes estimated at j
S7.7C6.49, and a-ssets at $233.
Work on the new street-car tracks will ?
cummence Monday.
Tho tobacco market has shown little i
change over the past week. The prices j
have been lirm, with the warehouse floors j
well filled. The report of Uie prcsiJent j
of the Board of Trade. however, shows a j
decrease in the sales of January over
those of the same month for the year
Itcvcnue sales for the past month are
as follows: Documcntary stamps, 51,413.48;
proprietany stamps, J1S.73; eigars, 51,151.37;
tobacco, S47,S31.4G; making a total ot 550,- j
415.04. This shows an increase over the J
month of the previous year of $5,000, j
while the increase over January, 1S9S. is
The police report for the month shows
$331.50 paid the city treasurcr.
At a. meeting held in Fythian Hall on
Thursday night, to perl'ect an organi
zaUori of a branch of the Daughters of
Liberty, it was decided that the name of
the order should bo '"The Hardiri-Massie
Council." The na.me is a tmemoriaiii to
tho late Mr. Hardin Massie, fornior Com
inonweaith's Attorney of this city. Appli
e-ation for a charter will be made at
Tlie trial of J. H. Slaughter, charged
with the raising of notes in the sum
oi nearly eight Uiousand dollars, will
come off Monday. Owing to the indis
posiUon of Judge A. M. Aikcn, of the
Corporation Ojurt, who is at Hot Springs,
undergoing treatment for rheumatfem,
Judge S. G. Whittle, of the Circult Court,
will preside.
Bev. J. A. Spencer. of Manchester, re?
cently called to the pastorate" of Patton
Street Christian cliurch. of this <-ily, ar
rived Friday evening and was tendered
in ovation by the cliurch membership.
He was met at the depot by a Iarge dele?
gation, and conducted to his new home,
where- a cordial reception awaited him.
lle will deliver his first discourse in this
city Sunday.
Mr. W. B. Brown, ticket agent of the
Southern Railway in this city, left Friday
for Norfolk, to assume charge of the
duties of city passenger agent for the
Southern in that city. Mr. Brown has
been In Danville eleveri(years.
Mrs. Frc-eman Dance, of Rtehmbrid, has
been visiUng friends in Danville this
Miss Mary Tucker, who has been visit
Ing In Richmond. has returned home.
Mrs. W. J. Westbrooks. who has been
crltically ill for the past few weeks, is
Rev. T. N. Potts, D. D.. b.is been con?
lined to his home by sickness for the
weeik past.
Mrs. It. J. Jones and children are visit?
ing relatives i:i petersburg.
Mr.. and Mrs. Hoffman Allen are spend
ing the winter in Florida.
Mr. Hawes Coleman. of Richmond, is
registered at Hotel Burton.
The week socially has been a quiet
Mr. J. Taylor Ellysoii tbe Favoritc for
GRAY, VA., Feb. 3? Special.?Sussex
County Court was convened Thursday.
There was only a small docket. The
grand jury brought in no indictments.
iii the jail are conlined two luhatics
awaiting admission to tha hospital.
One of these, Adam Shands, a negro,
had been conlined in the jail as a lunaUc,
but was thought to be cured and was
Hberatcd. At bis' homo his malady re?
turned: he fc-ai into tht lire and was
very severely burne-d. After this ne
cident he was again taken to the jail for
safe keeping. The other is a negro wo?
man, adjudged insane at Jarrait last Sun?
day. , ';' ' *?
No whlskey is allowcd to be sold at
Sussex Court-house. This state of af
fairs has not existed before in twenty
years or more.
Messrs. B. F. Mitchell and D. A. Marks.
assessors appointed by Judge West for
the First and Second districts of tha
county, respectively, have qualified.
Mr. Ellyson seems to be still Uie fa
vorito of Sussex people for Governor. as
he was by a Iarge majority four years
Pneumonia prevalls to a considerable
extent in some parts'of Uie county.
No new cases of smalipox are reported
in* this immediate vicinity, and no deaths
have occurrod from it.
Don't Like tho Warehouse Bill.
BOYDTON. VA.. Feb. 3.^Speeial.?The
bill introduced In the Legislature
looldng to a reduction .of the
warehouse charies on the sale of to?
bacco, has created a good deal of com
ment'ln this community. It is Uie opin?
ion of many <that it is an unwlse meas?
ure, and will work a hardship upon the
very class of psople whom it seeks to ben
elit. Ne'.ther .Uie -nanagement of the
warehouse business nor the expense at
-tend'ing It are generally understood, and
the result is that many think all Uie
charges are clear praflt, but such is not
Uie case.
The patron of this bKl undoubtedly
wishes to benerfk the poorer class of farm
ers, but let u? see how it would work lf
it should ibeoome a law.
Tho custam now prewafling- i?;to lump
tho charges oa senrena awaJl pmrcela of
Cures Dandruff, Falling Hair,"
Brittle Hair and all Scalp
Troubles, such as Itching, Eczema,
Eruptions,ctc. Purely Vegetable,
harmlcss and reliable.
rren after all other remedics have failed,
or mohcj nfimdtd,
TX E. 12th St., Xe~ York Citr. March 1.1F89.
OnobottlBot "CoWs Imr.ilretf Carn ' corapletclj re
moved all traccsot dncdniif from >:>v. r ! ? 2f
nffliction of n.anr T-.ti>' standia*. T,'?,?T,/,e. J,V
markablo arnl effective. A. 0. MAtJK.
For Sale by all Dfiiggists and Barbers.
Trcatise on'Hair and Scalp Troubles
free on request.
A. R. BREffiEB 00., ? GhicagOfl
Street; TWIN CifY DRUG STORE, Seventh
and Main Streets. PEOPLE'S DRUG STORE,
3900 NYilliamsburg Avcnue.
tobacco, which may bc of an inferior
quality. belonging to tbe same man, and
make the charge?. correspond somewhat
to the value of the tobacco sold, and then
?whenever ihe p.-ircels of tobacco are large
and valuable, the charges are regular. j
but if only low charges are allowed by j
law. the wareliousemen are forced to J
charge the regular fce.s on every pile,
large or small. sold. so as to brlng up the j
averages, and i.n this way tbe poor man ;
is .mr.de to bear tihe burden. by paylng on
every parcel, however small it may be. ;
As a matter of fact. the.farmcr' never
oomplains of the warehbuse charges, pro- j
vided he gats a good price for his tobac- j
co. 'ihe wardhousemen have to buy all j
the tcbacro brought to their 'houses,
whether they want it or not, nnd often
iri doing so they are compell-.-d to buy to- .
baee-o tJialt ls unsalable, and conSequen'tly
lose money on their purchnsc-s. I heard j
one iwarehouseihan say that if the law j
-?omipelled him (in order to make tbe btis- j
iness pay) to charge t"ie poor man the j
resrutar fees for every pile of tnbacc) so'd. ?
he .would quit the business rait.her than
do so- Another strong renson against j
lowering the changes is that lt will break j
up, or Brave a tendency to do so-. all smn'l j
markets nnd thrbws all th-? tobacco trade :
Into city warehouses. The country war"- j
lioue.s are agrotit ?onvehlence to the smpll j
fnrmers, who cannot prize their crops for i
market. -bcslcles the country warehbuse- j
man often makes advarices to hirn ln i
money; thtts In many cases relievlng j
presslng de.mp.iids, and walts until the
farmer can get his crop ln maketnble |
coridit*bri, an accommodatlon which he j
eouid not got from the city tobacco ware- j
Prnniihciit Nejrrb Dead.
Albert Carter, Jr., a prominent colored j
politician of Henrico county, died Frl- j
day evening from injuries received in a
runaway a few hours pre'vipus. Tlie
furierapwill bo cotiduotcd from Quioeasin
Baptist church this afternoon at 2
o'clock. t
Best canned tomatoes, 5 cents can: best
canned corn, 4 for 25 cents at S. Ullman's
Son. :'"
J-'resh lemon crackers, 5 cents pound;
wlne for jelly, 10 cents jquart at S. Ull
m-.in's Son.
Fine mixed cakes, 7 cents pound; large
Irish potatoes, IS cents peck at S. Ull?
man's Son.
Riival gela.tin-e. 5 cents; 10 pounds be=t
Virginia buckWheat Tor 25 cents at S.
Ullman's Son.
New California prunes, 5 cents pound; 7
pounds lump stnircb. fcr 25 cents at S.
Ullman's Son.
Four-year-old rye whiskey. $2.01 galion:
Carolina rice 5 cents po-und at S. Ullman's
Xew dates, 6 cents pound; new Califor?
nia peaches, 10 cents can at S. Ullman's
Best Snowflake patent fnmily flour, 25
cents bag, or ?'.00 barrel at S. Ullman's
Best timotliy bay. K". cents hundred;
best oats, 35 cents buahel at S. Ullman's
Best mixed corn, -45 cents bushel; T,Ion
coffee, 1-pound papers, 11 cents pound at
S. Ullman's Son.
Brst granulatcd sugar, 51-1 cen.'s pound:
best Cataiwba and blackberry v.ine, 10
cents quart at S. Ullman's Son.
Condensed unilk, 5 cents can; salt pork.
5 cents pound: pure laxd, G cent:" pound at
S. Ullman's Son.
Country smoked joles, 5 cents pound:
small your pickles, IS cents galion at S.
Ullman's Son.
Two boxes Pearline for 5 een'.s: sweet
orariges, 12 cents dozen a* S. Ullman's
Godcn Chain nnd Rox soa.p. 2 cemts bar;
Muetrig, 1 cent box at S. Ullman's Son.
Washboards, r. cents: cedar buckets, 10
cents at S. Ullman's Son.
Uptown Stores. 50G east Marshall, old
and now phoncs 34.
Down-town stores. 1S20-1S22 east Main
street old 'phone, 31G; new .'pho::c, 509.
.Manchester stores, 1212-1211 Hull street.
new 'phone, 1G7S.
j Messrs. Ryan, Smith & Talman, G03 E.
j Broad streer, jaririounce to their friends
j and the public that they will be ready to
i supply their needs in tho Furniture and
I IIouso Furnisblng line in all of its
j branches, comimencing Monday, February
! atih.
Their stock is the latest production of
I tho factorics?all new deiigns, as every
thing in their cstablishmciit was pur
chascd sinco January 1st.
The three young men comprising the
tirm havo been engaged in ithe house fur
nishing business for a good-jiumber of
years and all who lavor them with their
-patronago will seo that they know how to
j coter to their wants prcperly, as they
' give their personal attention to the cus
! tomer, tliereby ehsuririg jierfect satisfac
; tion. .?j \ '?_ ?._r_
are oftered to the public as the best cure
for a disordered liver known. and but one
trial is needed to convlnce the most skep
ticai of_this fact.
These pills are very mlld and harmless
in tiieir action upon the Liver and Bow
e!s, and where persons are suffering with
any Biliov.s Affections, and especially
Sick Headache, Costiveness, Dyspepsia,
or any disease of the LIVER OR STOM?
ACH, they should always have a box cf
them. near at hand, and take them uy
directlons found on the box.
The verdlct of everybody that has tak?
en Dr. Bavid's Liver Pills ls. "They
are the best and most pleasant Pills I
ever took." All sufferers should give
them a trial. Price. 25 cents a box: five
boxes for 51. For sale everywhore.
The Southern Eell Tetephone and Tele
graph Company announces that tele
phonlc communicatlon can bc had over
its llnes with Lynchburg. Va.: Danville,
Va.; Koanoke. Va.; ""Vakeflenl. Va.; Ap
pomattox, Va.; Farmvllle, Va.: Crewe.
Va.; Salem. Va.; Bedford City. Va; Reids
vllle, N. C; Charlotte, If- C; Columbla.
S. C.
For further particu'ars enquire at tbe
Public Pay Stations, and at Manager's
offlco. 1214 east Main street.'
Interesting Story of Representatlve
Champ Clark.
Qnccr Itleas of tho Xecessary Qnalifi
eations? Bill to Kepairand Keplaoo
the U. S. Frijjato '?Coiistitution"
i 11 Conunissioii.
WASIHNGTQN, Feb. 2.?Special.?Rep?
resentatlve Champ Clark, of Missouri, is ,
the subject oi an interesting story which j
his friends bandy about the House with ]
a good deal of eiuiet satisfact'on. C.ark j
ls one of :the most characteristic oraUr.? ;
in the lower branch ot Congre.-s. com- j
bining the delivery of a western cow
iboy with somethtng of the wit of Mark |
Twaln and the philosophy of Emersoh.
He makes telling speeches on almost
any subject, and though a ready off-han I
taiker, has won his famc as a public
orator by the delivery of carefully pre?
pared speeches, whoso logic Ls not easlly
assailed, and whose tinish of production
woulel easily serve as a model. The big
Missourian, who was at ono tlme a
school teaeher, believes in sctting the
younir a good example and is rarely
seen in the House without his son. a lad
pf seven or eight years. who shows symp
toms of having inherited a considerable
quantity of his father's genius.
Not long ago after Clark had delivered
one of his tharacteristic orations. notie
ing that his lit'.c son had not been in his
usual place by his father's side.. some one
askeil the lad why he hael not been pres?
ent to bear his father's great speech.
"Oh." said the boy, "I have heard it
a half a dozen times while mama was
learnin" it to him."
"Since we began conslderation of the
bill providing for the construction of the
Nicaragua Oanal," said Representatlve
Hepburn, of Iowa, the other day. "my
mail has been enormous. I have received
letters from all parts of the United
States, from all sorts of persons, making
all sorts of suggestions, some evidently
written by persons of superior intelll
gence and some evldently the product
of feather-brained tlreamers and idealists.
A con:-Iderable portion of my mall, how
ever, owes its increase to the fact that I
was fortunate enough to seeure the ap
pointment of a young man from my
State as consul to Matanzas. As soon
as it leaked out ln my district that I
had .this consulate at my disposal, I re?
ceived many letters from patriotic young
men and some old ones. telling me of
their peculiar fitness for the consular ser?
vlce and applying for the appointmenf.
While I would have been very glad to
!ind places for all of my constituents.
who ere deserving and really qtialified for
this duty, it as of course impossible to
do so. Now. my district is an exception
ally intellisent one. but as there are ex
ceptions to every rule, so in this case. As
illustrating what queer notions people
sometimes have about the qualiflcations
for a public oflice. I rectMved an unusual
ly Iarge number of app'.ications for the
appointment of consul to Matanzas from
a little town of about eight hundred
population. One of the applicants wrote.
me 'I want one of these here Konsullatts.'
and another, after setting forth his pecu?
liar fitness for the serviee, naively en
qtlired, 'Where is Matanzas?' As I had
already filled the plate, I was sorry that
necessity obliged me to ignore both of
the letters."
Tho South African war continues to
monopoHzo the interest of the capital
to the esclusion of almost every topic.
One of the leading military men who
commn.nded a brigad? during the civil
war assures me that hc- rlses every
morning at daybreak and waits for tho
morning paper to note the progress of
events as eabled from London and Ca-?-e
Town. The strong interest which the
general ipublic take in the war was
jdcrrconstrated by the remarkable out
i pouring which marked the great pro
Bper meeting at tha Grand Opora House
: last Sunday morning. The theatre was
packed from pit to dome by an audience
of men and womon whose general ap
l pearance would have graceel a grand
opera house performance. Both balco
! nies were crowded to suffocation. and
ladies were standing up in the top gal
i lery waving their approval at every
I strong pro-Boer sentiment scoreel' by
i the speakers of the evening. Hundreds
I of people wiere unablei to gain admisslon.
In both branches of Congress the mem
; bers share the intehse interest manifested
by tlie general public. One or two ad
ditional 'victorles for the Boers would
probably gend a serics of resoiutions of
sympathy with the Boers through both
Houses with little opposition. particu
larly as the inexplicable conduct of
Cre.it Britain ln delaying the release of
the American flour seized in Delagoa Bay
is provpklng considerable Indignation: It
! is pointed out that Germany quickly and
leffectu'ally forced England to release
| thc seized vessels blonging to the Ger
f man mail line. wherca-; England. desplte
! her protefetatlons of friendship, Is ar
bltrarlly delaying the release of our fi?ur.
Several resoiutions of sympathy are now
pendlng, but as yet no aetion has been
An American -military critic has ap
peared iu print with the assertion that
the war in South Africa has demon
strated the fact that the English army
will not stanel up under a hot fire. He
proceeds to prove his remarkable as
| sertibn by showing that the loss in the
[ battlo which General Methuen descrlbed
': as "as the bloodicst r>f the century" was
! only seven and a half per cent. in kllled
! and resulted in the capture of a wholly
! rilsprcportionate number of prisoners.
i He then proceetls to show what the
I losses were ln our civil war anel ln the
! war between Germany and France. He
! shows that the loss of the Germans and
j Americans in several hotly contested bat
I tlos ransed as high as forty-seven and
: fprty-nine per trent. in killed and wound?
ed. and that at the battie of Gettysburg
the fatilities amounted to fifty per cent..
and in these var.'ous battles the number
ot surrenders was very small, showing
1 Kjonelusively that the British. if thiey
ever possessed the emlnent fighting
i nualities of which they boast, have not
susfaii.'&d their re.<putation as fighters
in the present African campaign, and
' that Mcthuen's fiffht was a mere skirm
ish compaied with even the minor bat
! tles of the civil war.
James F. Dunn, of Lowell, Mass., who
is fighting with the Boers, in a letter
of November 29th. describlng the en
gagement at Dundee. says: "I never saw
a worse beaten. demoralized crowd than
that same British army. The English
artillery is fairly good. though their
guns are not up to ours, but their in
faniry and cavalry can't hit a flock of
barns." And speaking of a skirmish
around Ladysmith. in which the brigade
of mixed Americans, Irish and Germans,
under Colonel Blake. of the United States
army. repelled an attack of Uie Glouces
tershlre regiment, he says: "We went
at them ln good Irish fashlon, and some
of the Yanks and Ohio chaps were wilder
than Uie Turks. The redcoats wouldn't
! stand for it, but went down the hill on
a break, and out into the open, sprint
ing like greyhounds. We marched back
about orae-sixth of them, and there was
a badly mauled lot lytng ..around that
we sent Into the English lines that nlght,
as we preferred to let them have' the
bother of docterlng them.' If they
don't get any better material than Ufat
to fight with the English are more llkely
to march into the Indian ocean than
into the Transvaal."
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break of hostilities, with special referenca
to the Outlanders, Ounn writes: "When
tho war broke out must of the mme
owners. speculators. managers, and even
paid offlcials of thu Rhodes clique ran off
to the Cape just as tiulckly as trains could
carry them. The foreigners?German.
French, Irlsh, Sc-otch. and even English,
who are called Outlanders, havo joined
the Boer army. You must remerr.ber that
these are the men that the BrftUh pre
tended they wish to help, to rescue from
tyranny, and all that, and yet thej are
in arms against their so-called Uberators.
Tne talct is that all the nonsense about the
wrongs of the Outianders was cooked up
by the Rhodes gang for the English pu
pers. I have livert here for two years, and
have yet to iearn that we have any
wrongs?politlcal, religious, oommercial,
or any other. The men who wron^e-.l and
threatened and bulldozed the miners? l
mean the worklng mlners?were the
Rhodes crowd. fellows of the Hammond
stajrip'. who were getting ftit salaries for
worklng the mines and the papers for the
Enkllsh bosses. It was a great plcy?so
far as humanity and liberty were con
cerned?that Jamescn, Hammond and the
rcst of them were not strung up after the
raid. When the war broke out br-fgades
of foreigners were organlzed at onee. Tho
Genmans have a brigade of two thousand
men or more. iXearly all have been trained
ln the army in Germany. and are com
m-anded by men oi their own country?
trained offlcers. Thero !s a. mixed brigade,
of French, Scotch and English. who have
their own ofticers. and are doing good.
We have an Irlsh brigade of over 2 "00.
tha majority of whom :;re men fron Cali?
fornia and the West. -vith quite a aprlnlc
ling from the Old Country nnd tie Cape.
We are getting new men every day. They
come ln from Lorenzo "Uarquez, rnct rre
from every country 'n Eu.-ope anH the
?States. The Americans zre mos'i". busky
young fellows from the .Mlllle West. who
have served In. the Soanish war and in
the regular army, and we have quite a
few from around Boston, New York and
?Philadelphia.. All of these fellows. IrL;h.
German and Yanks. get into our brigade.
for they feel more at home with us. with
offlcers and men who have .followed the
old flag, nnd they are giving .ihe 'red
necks,' as tho Boers call them. plenty oi
?Considerable interest attaches to a bill
introduced by Senator Hale, providing
for the repairing and again placing ln
commisslo'n of the U. S. Frtgate "Consti?
tution," which has been favorably report?
ed by the Committee on Naval Affairs,
with an amendrnent by Senator Tlllman.
directlng the Seeretary of the Navy.. at
his discretion, to use the ship on being
rtstored, as a naval -museum. to be stn
tloned at tho Navy Yard at Washington,
or as the Seeretary may determtne. Under
the bill the cost of repalrs and restorat'on
ls to be defrayed. from tho funds.to b?
raised by popular "subscription, under ths
ausp'-ces of the Massachusetts ,Sl:ite So?
ciety, United States Daughters. 1_. The
work of restbratlon ls to be under' the
dlrectlon of the iNavy Departiment. The
Constitution, as she eadsts to-day, tea
rellc of the glory of the navy In.lta.tarly""
days, and lb? fact that tha memmj at fear
Deiays are
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Box S4.1. Richm<5nd. Va.
prowess is still cherished among th?
peopU, is a. gra'tfyinir evldence of patrlot
ism that shou'.d be eneourajrd. The res
toratlon of this old man-of-war for tt?
government by voluntary contrisou"ion3
from the people would be an ob]e.:c i?s
son of frreat value .to the nation. 1 ha
movement 13 heartily endorsed by Seere?
tary Long, and the bill will doubtlsa*
Fcmeral Xntior-v;.
The funeral of alr. Robert J. Ryan, wha
died at the residence of his auau, No..
62>; north Seventeenth street, Friday
night at 10:45 o'clock. will be conducteit ?
from St. Peter's cathedrat this af:ernoor?
at 2:Z(j o'clock. The burlal will bo in
ilount Calvary
The obsequles of ilrs. Della Paco. wia
died Friday at the Little Sisters of tha
Poor, will be conducted from that In?
stitution this afternoon at 2 oclock. Tha
Interment wlit be ln Mount Calvary.
The remains of Mr. Frank Barnett. who
died Thursdsy at tbc Virginia Ilospliali.
were laid In their Knal restlng place ln
Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon:
The funeral services were conducted frosa
L'nlon-Statlon "tfethedist church si 3:30
The -remains of - little Paullne Ki C
Rugg'es. who died Friday at the homa
of ber father ln ihis elty. will be enrried
to Afton. Nelson county. to-day.
1 The funeral of; Mrs. Ellen TJr ea was
conducted yesterday roorntng at 10 o'cloclc
from the SacredV Heart church. Tha la-?
terment waa ln Jlount Calvary. j

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