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REJECTED CONTRmUTIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS ACCOM? PANIED BY STAMPS. _ SUNDAT. FEBRUARY 23, 1??0. HOUSE PASSES A GAMBLING BILL. A bill was introduced in the Senate yesterday by Mr. Gold, Incorporating the Valley Agricultural and Fair Association of "Virginia, the incorporators being A. I_ Wr.rthen, J. D. Hall. C. W. Forsyth. ?. J. Hollls, and Thomas Territt. It had been explained to Senator Gold that the hill was "simply a local measure," and upon his representation it was passed by 'the Senate tinder a suspension of the rulra. But when the engrossing clerk examined the bill lie discovered this clause: "Section 6. The said association ?may hold fairs, etc.; may organize and maintain a. driving club or clubs, nnd track or tracks for the trial of speed of horses, and may permit the making of hooks on the result." The clerk at once sought out Senator Gold and called his attention to this mis? chievous provision, which is nothing more nor less than a permit for pool-selling. Senator Gold was indignant, and at once made an explanation to the Senate, at the same time offering a motion to re? consider, which was passed, and the bill was referred to the Committee on Gene? ral Laws. And so this attempt to get a gambling privilege has been scotched. But there is another bill of like purport which has succeeded in making Its way through the House and is now before the Senate ?Committee on General Laws. This is a bill to incorporate the Agricultural Fair Association of Northern Virginia. The incorporators are John Yarrow, Dr. D. N. Rust, James Patterson, ?. It. Donahue, William Rogers. ?Lewis C. Barley, E. E. Meredith. Robert Elliott, and others. This hill Is more cunning than the other. It -does not call a spade a spade. .It does not provide in plain language that the association may race horses and eoli ?pools. It docs provide, however, that "'the said association may hold fairs and muy adopt all necessary, regulations for governing tile same, and may. under regulations as the board of directors may deem proper, during such fairs or expo? sitions, permit the speeding of horses and racing upon the grounds of said asso? ciation, and the provisions of chapters 539 and 515 of the Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia of 3895 and JS!?G shall not apply to the fairs, exhibitions, trials of speed or racing upon the grounds of the said association when held or per? mitted under the provisions of this sec? tion.'* In view of what has precede?? it is hardly necessary to add that "chapters M3 and 545 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1SS5 and 1SSC"* aro the anti gambling laws of this date, over which there was such a contest In the Legisla? ture four years ago. This bilf to incorpo? rate the Agricultural Fair Association of Northern Virginia, which has safely pass? ed the House, and which is now on its way through the Senate, if Jt should be? come a law. would give Ulis particular fuir cssociatlon the privilege of racing horses and selling pools In defiance of the general law against gambling. We take it that it is only necessary to call the attention of the Senate to this hill to have it killed when it shows its head on the floor o? that body. Nor do we for one moment believe that the members of tho House generally knew that they were conferring it gambling privilege when they voted for the hill. But it is a ren arkable thing, to be sure, that a bill of this character could pass the ' House without even arousing th. sus? picion of any member, it is proverbially said that "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." That sort of vigilance seems to lie needed In the Virginia Legislature. 1NTKI-VEVTION BY TU ? UNITED STATUS. There has been, tfor months, more or less talk of President McKinley offering, in behalf of the United Suites govern? imene to mediate between Grout Britain ind the Boers with a view to bringing about a settlement of the matters In dispute "between them over which they are - noxv ??gaged in a desperate and deadly -war. It was not to have been . expected that Ihis agitation would ever have ??ached proportions that would ? luetifjr ?ajr eerlous iieUt* ?I U. but it j Is now elated In Washing-ton -with such posltivencss as to suggest its truth that the President's position upon the ' sub? ject Is that ho will not offer mediation unless both parties to the contest ask for it hut that he will do so if both parties make the request. This is, ?? say the least, a harmless view of the case. When Great Britain asks Mr. McKinley to intervene it will be wholy in order for him to do it. But when -that day arrives It may be safely anticipated that the foundations ot the British Empire -wjll have heen pulled from under the fabric, and its toppling fall will be visible to all eyes. Mr. McKinley has done many admira? ble tilings since he has been President, but he has never failed to manifest the politician's tendency to trim his sails to every breeze whenever embar? rassing questions have confronted him. In no caj?e has he manifested this dis? position more strikingly than in this.' Ho knows this country has nothing whatever to do with the war in South Africa, and that there would be no more propriety in our suggesting lo England some local regulation for Kent county than in our offering to mediate between her and the Burghers. Instead of mak? ing this answer 'to the emotional people who would have him transgress even rule of propriety and make this coun? try the laughing stock of all sensible men, he temporizes with the agitation by the puerile reply that he will inter? vene when both sides ask for his inter? vention. That Is, of course, only an? other form of saying this country could not think of offering mediation because it would be a violation of every prin? ciple of the neutrality that is our duty. | but why has he not the manliness and the firmness to say this at once as be? comes tho President of the United States? If Mr. *McKinlcy secures a second elec? tion as President, we sincerely hope he will have done with his politicians' shuffles and dodges. He is a iman of most excellent heart and disposition, and popular as he undoubtedly is, he would become inlinitely more popular if he fol? lowed the instincts of his better nature and put all politicians' arts and wiles behind him. BUITISH 1UJLE JX INDIA. The British are now carrying on red hot warfare in South Africa, and unless there be surrender 01. the part of the Boers, or intervention on the part of some of tiie European powers, which is highly Improbable, the war will be fought to a finish, and Great Britain will not stop fighting until the Boers shall .have been subdued. Tne causes which have led to thl? war have been fully, discussed, and men have mode up their minds this way or that as tc how far Great Britain was .iustiliab'e i:i tcking up arms. But in jus tic? to the great English nation let us tuiii from this picture to another. I^et us brush the smoke of battle-frcm our eyes and look from South Africa to In? dia, where British rule is supreme. There la a great femine in India and millions o? people arc without the means of support, but the government has not left them to ; starve. It is said that probably four mil? lion people are now dependent on the British-Indian government for existence. That is more than the entire population of Souui Africa below the Zambesi river. ? writer in one of lhe northern news? papers, in discussing the situation in In? dia, says: In the old days, before British rule was set: up in India, tile problem would have been much more easily solved than now. The people?would have been permitted to die like so many Hies in a frost. That was what used tc happen periodically un? der native rule. Thus, in tile famine of 170!? fully three million persons perished, and that was by no means a record break? ing famine. But the let alone policy is not approved by the present government. It is considered now a reproach to the rulers of India that any of Its people should die of famine, and so whenever unfavorable weather makes food scarce and the Inhabitants begin to starve the treasury is opened for their relief at risk of a deficit in the next budget. But lhe government is judicious in be? stowing alms. In this emcTgcncy it has provided the people with employment on government works and pays them wages ?nlih which they may i urd?ase supplies. Canals are being excavated, roads arc be? ing constructed, and other public work of this sort is being carried on in order that the destitute may find employment. We shall not pause here to discuss the question as to whether or not government should undertake public Improvements of this character for the sole purpose of giv? ing work- to the unemployed. As an ab? stract proposition, our readers know that The Times is opposed to it so far as this country is concerned, but the situation iu India is different, and the government does not stop to discuss abstract ques? tions of public policy when the people are starving to death. In undertaking to gov? ern India England assumed a grave re? sponsibility, and we think that she may fairly claim to have measured honestly and heroically up to tho requirements. Wherever her Hag has been planted there she has carried progress, civilization, good government and "benevolent assimila? tion." She has been a blessing to India and to every other land that she has brought under the sphere of her Influence. It has been her policy to let the people govern themselves, and to aid them in up? lifting themselves and improving their condition. As a result of this policy, and as an evidence of her beneficent rule, all her colonists are as loyal to the British flag as those Englishmen who are to the manor born. Great Britain is fierce in war, but she is quite amiable and beneficent in peace. BKYAN AND LINCOLN. The Hon. William J. 'Bryan is quoted as having said in a recent interview in Atlanta: "The l>emocrnts will take up the "DiKrlaratton hi Independence of 1770 und add to It some of the admirable planks in the platform of Abraham Lin? coln and put them into the Democratic ?latform, and then defy the Republicans to attack them." We do not know how much of Llncoln ism Mr. Bryan proposes to incorporate into the Democratic platform. He Is very fond of quoting from some of Lincoln's most radical abolition speeches. That sort Of thing, of course, will not go in the South. But if Mr. ?Bryan can persuade the Democratic party to plant itself ?rmly on the Declaration .ot Independence and make that the platform of the party, all the old-fashioned Democrats will get to? gether once more and make one of-the liveliest campaigns in the history of the party. The Declaration of Independence is not an antiquated document. Its principles are true of all time, and Democrats of to-day believe in them? as steadfastly as did the great Democrat who wrote that wonderful instrument. Then let the plat? form be the Declaration, and let the battle cry be "for the Republic Instead of the Empire." ? ============ ???? THIS BILL OLEA l?. Whether there shall be a constitutional convention or whether there shall not be Is a question upon which all men may fairly differ. But whether the fundamen? tal law shall be observed in determining whether there shall or chall not he one Is a matter upon -which there can be no division at all. The constitution of the State provides, In Its twelfth article, as fellows: "At the general election to be held In the year 1SSS, and in each twentieth year thereafter, and also at such time as the General Assembly may by law provide, the question 'Shall there be a conven? tion to revise the constitution^and amend the same?' shall be decided by the elec? tors qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly, &c." Tho proceedings in the Senate on Thurs? day last are thus reported in the news? papers: ! At 1 o'clock the Senate took up the constitutional convention resolution, the debate recurring upon a motion made by Mr. Wickham just prior to adjournment Wednesday, that the vote by wrtieh the bill had been ordered to its engrossment 'be reconsidered. Mr. Watkins and Mr. Opie spoke briefly. The former thought that it would be an easy matter for the two sides to get to? gether. He wished the vote to be recon? sidered in order that an amendment might be offered which would be satisfactory to ail concerned. The motion to reconsider the vote pre? vailed, and then Judge Mann offered an amendment providing that the ballot used should contain at the head the name of the county or city and date of the elec? tion. Then there should be a blank space of not less than one inch at the bottom, on which should be the.line, "For a Con? stitutional Convention." In speaking to his amendment. Judge Mann said his chief reason for wishing a constitutional convention was to secure a perfectly fair election in Virginia. He thought his amendment would accomplish the" purpose. There was some debate on the proposed amendment, and then Mr. Keezell pro? posed to amend by requiring that the words, "For a Constitutional Convention." should be printed ton the ballots on which are tiie names of candidates for ccnty cr municipal offices, the ?ine to be at least one inch below any other printing On the ballot. ' The amendment was adopted without opposition. Mr. tBarksdale moved the pending question. It was ordered, and the vote on the substitute resulted as follows: Ayes?Senators Barksdale, Bruce, Clay tor. Donohoe, Eggleston. Flood. Glass, Gold. Hartley. Johnston. CLeCato. Lup ton. ?Lyle, Mann, Mc-TIwaine, Opie, Shands, St. Clair. Tate. Tyler, Walker. Wallace and Watkins?23. Noes?Senators Cogblll, Dinwiddie, Fos? ter. James. Jeffries. Keezell. Massie. Mor? ris, Munford. Steele and Wickham?11. The vote was 23 ayes to 11 noes. Now, it is plain that the constitution intends that the question shall be dis? tinctly put to the people. "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?" while the bill will require each person -who casts one ot the ballots provided for by it, to voto for a constitutional convention unless he crosses cut the words "For a Constitu? tional -Convention." which under the mysteries and subtleties of the Walton law. may vitiate his (ballot In other words, instead Of the distinct choice the constitution intends each voter to have, w-ncther there shdll or shall not be a convention, many are to lie coerced into voting for it, while many others will be misled as to what they are voting for. The Genera! Assembly will hardly carry out the spirit of the constitution inpnss ing the hill in this form. The (Legislature should follow tho terms of the constitution. cut; ?: ent topics. "We will not quarrel over trifles," says a contemporary. "Life is loo short, frail and uncertain to waste time in that way." Here's philosophy for you. The phi? losopher docs not quarrel oi- even worry about troubles. There are so many great things in life to occupy one's attention. Don't fret about the trilles that are not worth while. After outlining some of the provisions of the new currency measure, the Han? over Herald says: "That is the rope with which the peo? ple of this country are to be bound and squeezed until breathing itself becomes a labor. That Is the miserable mesal? liance between the Government of the United States and the national banks?a dirty partnership which allows these banks to appropriate a profit which right? fully belongs to the whole people." If it is as bad as? that why not abolish the national bank monopoly? This can be done 'by simply repealing tho 10 jier cent, tax on State bank issues. Let the Supreme Oourt say that Mr. William L. lloyall has acted fairly within his rights in circulating the notes of his Virginia bank and the whole problem will ha\-e been solved. Given free banking and there can be no national bank monopoly. The New York Tribune says: "It is clear from the annual reports filed at Albany that the savings -banks of the empire State flourished in 1SP9. Their total resources were increased nearly $37, ?300,000 and their surplus was enlarged by moie than $5,000;000, reaching an aggre? gate of almost 5112,000,000. More than a quarter of a billion dollars were de? posited in twelve months, while the amount withdrawn was somewhat In ex? cess of $217,000,000. The figures of the sums due depositors are impressive. On January 1, 1SS9, the total was $S1G,114,3G7, and on January 1, 1900, it was more than $70,000.000. larger, -going up to $SS7,4S0,650. The total resources of the savings banks on January 1, 1300, expanded to the mag? nificent aggregate of $1,000,209,099." That is the sort of thrift that Has made the North rich. The people of the South have been slow to acquire the sav? ing habit.. But ? they are learning. The savings banks of R?chmond are growing at a most gratifying rate, and, so far as we can .gather, that is true of similar in? stitutions in all the cities of the South. OUK RELIGIOUS COSIEMPORA ' KIE? "It was Wlrt's opinion that Jefferson's Intellectual activities were tinged "with a ?ubi ime cast, because of his exhalted abode (Monticello) and the magnificence of the panoramic view that was before him." To one who desires to see God in every? thing, the above words, gathered from an old. torn pamphlet setting forth the ad? vantages of one of the counties of Vir? ginia, are futi of food for thought. Is.it not true that life is tinged with sublimity when we survey it from the exalted point of view the Bible introduces to us? How commonplace is life without It?bounded ?by the narow limit of three-score and ten years, a portion of this spent In child? hood's growth before the maturity of manhood is reached, sickness, death, threatening in the midst of life contin? ually; Tout turn on the light of the book of God. let us look at our lives from the sublime heights of immortality, and what a sublime cast do they assume!?Religious Herald. * * In a red-hot article on the 'methods of Methodism, the Richmond Christian Ad? vocate says: ?Has Methodism done its work well? Has not its apostolic zeal and Christian living in the dark days influenced every denom? ination? Has not its system, of evangeliz Ing .been borrowed, directly or indirectly? j Has not its teachings sweetened and broadened pulpits? Has not its catholic spirit gone into other Churches? Who can estimate the gains to our sister de? nominations by the overflew from our re? vivals?the one-third of the Methodist converts we gave freely to them. How these burning hearts warmed a chilled altar! This was the direct and visible advantage, but who can reckon up in numbers the viewless, uncounted and sub? tile uplift and inspiration'th8 worshipers beyond our pale received while attending on our revivals and stirring seasons of That was a very high compliment. In? deed, which a good woman paid to her neighbor, lately deceased: "She was so pleasant to live with!" And the curious part is not that this compliment should have been paid to a member of the Chris? tian church and a follower of the Christ, but that it cannot, in truth, he oftencr paid. * * ? '-pleasant to live with." ?How simple and elementary it sounds, and yet how often it is lacking in char? acters evidently true and faithful in all the great things of life! How many of us can recall, without an effort, men or women who would unhesitatingly have made, any sacrifice for their convictions, or who would have died for their faith, If necessary, and yet were anything in the world but "pleasant to live with." WITH TH?3 VIRGINIA EDITORS. Referring to the fine exhibit made by the Richmond Locomotive Works, the Salem Times-Register say?: This splendid showing, together with the Trigg Shipbuilding Works, the Tredegar Iron Works, at Richmond; the Dry Dock and Shipbuilding plant at Newport News; the Norfolk and Western Shops at Roan? oke; the coalfields in Southwest Virginia: the 'prosperous cotton-mills and other ln ?lustries in operation in the several cities of Virginia are ?bringing the old State to the front in the eyes of capitalists, and. we are proud to believe, will soon place her in the ranks of the most prosperous States in the South, if not in the Union. That sort of talk is Inspiring, and it is worthy to note that the Legislature has refused to pass any hill whose tendency was to scare off capital or impede pro? gress. Virginia is moving. In referring to the wager 'between the South IBoston News and The Times, con? cerning the repeal of the delinquent tax law, our esteemed contemporary says: While we do not recall the incident re? ferred to by The .Times, we- remember that we were very 'emphatic in our oppo? sition to the so-called land-grabbers' law, in its entirety. However, if the law has accomplished all that ?t is claimed by our contemporary, and will in the future, as amended, accomplish what is desired without imposing undue hardships upon the poor, unfortunate delinquent, then we are just as-well satisfied if the same had been repealed and another law en? acted. ' That is spoken like a man, and we shall not insist upon the payment ?f the wager. 'Sentiment in favor of the inspection system in Virginia is growing. The Spirit of the Valley, a staunch Republican pa? per, says: ??? see that the Virginia Sena*?? has passed Senator Glass' bill providing for three auditors to travel over the State and examine the accounts of all officers who collect or disburse public money. We are heartily in favor of this move, and if these examiners had been provided for by law years ago it would have saved the State hundreds of thousands of dol? lars. This bill should not be allowod to die in the House of Delegates, but ought to be passed at once. This is ?but the beginning of 'greater things. Senator Glass has fairly inau? gurated the system, and he deserves the thanks of the peopie for the splendid ser? vice that he has rendered. The Tidewater Democrat says: We really wonder if the bu.-iness men of Richmond are going to ignore the ex? cellent opportunity now- offered to get railroad connection with the Tidewater counties? it looks that way new. This enterprise may be a little slow in coming, but we have an abiding faith that it will come. AFXEKM'ATH. A special from Lincoln, Neb., says as soon as Mr. Bryan's friends in that city received the news that the National Dem? ocratic Convention would bo held at Kan? sas City, they began a movement to or? ganize a Bryan Club of 10.000 men, who will go to the convention, dressed in long ulsters and white hats, to root for the Nebraska orator. * * * Charles ?. Heutis, editor-in-chief of the ?Pnuadelphia Inquirer, was held up by footpads a few nights ago and robbed of a ?rold watch and money. One of the footpads was shot by a policeman and captured. * _ ?'-* Footpads have become so numerous in Chicago that twenty women, residents is Prevention better than cure. Tutt's Liver Pills will not only cure, but if taken hi time will prevent Sick Headache, dyspepsia, biliousness, malaria, constipation, jaundice, ^torpid liver and kindred diseases. TUTT'S Liver PILLS ABSOLUTELY CURE. ti That's what it amounts to when a man invests in this Shoe, AI? Leathers, ?? Styles, All Sizes, Otie Price. SHGES SH1NED FREE. .^^g?-?j*taajB'iii*rirt*r?-*ri Opoosite Chambsr Commerce. near .Wabash avenue and Twenty-eighth street, recently bought revolvers, ' with which to defend themselves, If attacked. * ? On being asked recently why he gave his money to establish libraries rather than for other charitable purposes, An? drew Carnegie replied: "Because libraries give nothing for nothing. In order to get help from them a man must help him? self by reading and studying. Of a good many other forms of public benefaction it is impossible truthfully xo say as much." * * Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale Is .to write a volume of recollections dealing with the great number of men famous in literature and affairs with whom he had been intimate during his long life. I Wonder. (Written For The Times). I wonder why In spite of tears The soul can rise with joy sublime; Why to the life in deep despair The bells of hope begin to chime. I wonder why I linger long Where lingering only brings me pain; Why 1 should lisp that old sweet song And breath that whisper once again. . \ Why memori', in .spite of years. Clings to the thing that pains me so; And why. oh! why with such defeat, I am so loath to let It go. I wonder why the heart bowed down. Should hope midst such a tlds of woe; I wonder why?can Heaven tell! Why my sad heart hath loved thee so? H. WERT HOLLOWAY. R. M. College, Ashiand, Va. Put-Off" Town. Did you ever go to Put-Off Town, Where the houses are old and tumble? down. And everything tarries, and everything drags, With its dirty streets and people in rags? On the street of Slow lives Old Man Wait, i And his two little boys, named Linger and Late; With unclfan hands and tousled hair, And a naughty little sister, named Don't Care. - -? Grandmother Growl lives in xnis town. With her two little daughters, called Fret and Frown ;_ And Old Man Lazy llvo.s all alone Around the corner on Street Postpone. Did you ever go to Put-off Town To play with the little girls Fret and Frown, Or. go to the homo of Old Man Wait. And whistle for his boys to come to the gate. . , To play all day In Tarry Street, "Leaving your errands for other feet? To stop, or shrink, or linger, or -frown, Is the nearest way to this old town. ?Thomwell Hayes in Little Men and Women. He Doesn't Around Boston. How docs the dollar-a-day young ma; Go speeding down the way All afternoon with his sweetheart In a dolar-an-hour sleigh? ?Baltimore American. Snubbed lor Pair. He ('a diffident young tailor)?"I'm sure. (Miss De Courccy, I would be only too glad to press my suit. If?" She?"Please don't talk shop, Mr. Snip pington."?Detroit Free Press. -.-. ? Two OfTslioots. They were discussing the war In South ' Africa. "I sympathize with the Boers," she declared. '-. "Do you?" he replied. "G do. They are an offshoot from the Hollanders, you know." "So you sympathize with the Boers be? cause they are an offshoot of the Hol? landers, do you?" "Yes." f!" "Then I suppose that you sympathize with hades because it is an offshoot of heaven."?Pittsburg Chronicle. The Turuiiiir Point. CFor The Times.) For many a long and tedious year He struggled hard, in vain. To run the race and keep good cheer With alPthe motley train. -His struggles ceased awhile, a">"3 then He 'rose to gain renown; The turning point In life was \-~<\en She wisely turned him down. J. P. M. Kentucky's Salvation. "Gentlemen." began the oratar. who had gone down to Frankfort with pacific intentions, "the dove of peace will never rest among the blue grasses of Kentucky until her citizens cease to toy with the trigger. When Will this grand day come?" "When triggerless guns come in fashion down here." responded 'the mountaineer. ?Chicago News. About the Capitol. Clerk of the Courts. T. H. Geddy. of Williamsburg, and Mr. W. Scott of Floyd, were visitors at the Register of-Land of? fice, as were also Mr. James McGovack, of Wythe county, and Hon. R, Tate Ir? vine of Bic'stone Gaa. Inci eased shelving room is being added in the Auditor's office. ? Captain G. W. K?lner, Commissioner of "Agriculture, left for Frederlcksburg yesterday to consult with parties interest? ed in the establishing of sugar-beet fac? tory at that place. ?Captain G. G. Rosser, Custodian of the Library Building, is reported as slightly improvedl . Messrs. G?. E. Kefauver. and William A Francis, Commissioners of Revenue of Eoanoke county, were " visitors at the Auditor's office. : Elec'etl First Lieutenant. At a meeting of the Kichmond Grays. Company A. Friday night, Mr. Charles Saville was elected first lieutenant. After the election Captain C. A. Craw? ford appointed the full compliment' of **non coins-". .The company expects to "be mustered in within the next week. FRESH GOSSIP FROM'GOTHAM Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartoris is in a Sanitorium UNDERWENT AN OPERATION. Two "Women Catch Their Husbands at Poker?? Shoplifter Who Was Glad to lie Caught ? B>s It un ot" Sapho. NEW YORK. Feb. 2?.?Special.?It has just been discovered here that Mrs. Nellio Grant. Sartoris, daughter of the late General Grant, is in a private sanitorium. having recently undergone a surgical operation. According to the printed story. Mrs. Sartoris. who lives ?n Wash? ington with her mother, recently consult? ed a Washington specialist about a pain In her breast. He advised her to come to New York 'and? consult a physician in this city. (Mrs. Sartoris took his advice, and the result, so it is said, was a sur? gical operation, the nature of which is not disclosed. It was said at the hos? pital yesterday that Mrs. Sartorie had recovered from the shock of the opera? tion, and was out of danger so-far as that was concerned. ; At the funeral of William J. Mcllroy, in Jersey City, the other day. Rev. Dr. Charles Herr attacked the Jersey City Club, declaring that its cafe was directly responsible for the young.man's death. GLAD ;!1K WAS CAUGHT. Two women, one sixty-nine and the other forty-four years old, were ar? rested ?n a Sixth-avenue department store yesterday for shoplifting. The younger one. Mrs. Emma Peek, burst into tears and said: "I'm glad I was caught. I .wish I could be sent to the chair for this. I'm a thief and I admit it. and have been arrested before. I'm glad I'm arrested. I mar? ried a bad man and he made me what I am." Before going to a cell she shook hands with her captor and thanked him again and again for arresting her. Two married women in Newark recently caught their husbands in a snug trap. Mrs. Sherwood Thompson and Mrs. Charles Verhegen were talking the other day about their good men. when Mrs. Thompson said that her husband talked In his sleep a great deal about full hands and royal Hushes and other such things that she knew nothing about. Mrs. Ver haegen said that her husband was in the habit of talking the same way in his sleep, but she knew that it meant poker. The two women then put their heads to? gether and laid a trap for their hus bands, and caught them red-handed in a game of poker. The women lndignantly denounced their husbands and ordsrtd them out of the saloon. They also r.iade complaint to the authoritlas about the gambling den, and an investigation h_3 been ordered. SAPHO IS POPULAR. It is said that an enormous sale of cheap yellow-eovcred editions of the translation of "Sapho" Is now gti in New York. This, of course, is a result of the notoriety that Miss Nethersoie and her play have received through the agency of the yellow journals, and the city au? thorities. DOWN !N FULTON. Religious Meetings Prove ?Host Suc? cessful?News. Personal and Social. The protracted-meeting services which are being heid' at the Denny-Street Meth? odist Episcopal church arc (proving very successful. Great Interest is being man? ifested by the congregation and the churth Is undergoing a revival through? out. These services will continue through next week. Rev. J. Sidney Peters, of Barton Heights, iwho? is assisting the pastor, will preach at both services to? day. Rev. J. T. Routten will occupy the pul? pit at Barton Heights at both services to-day. The members of Weddell Memorial chap? el and friends of the congregation are cordially invited to attend the social and hand-shaking to be given at Powhatan Hall on Monday night. The pastor, Rev. E. B. Snead wishes all his members to be present, as there will be a general welcome between the members and pas? tor. Key. B. Cabeli ?Hennins' has returned from Roanoke where he went to de? liver an address before the annual con? vention of the B. Y. P. U. of Virginia. He will occupy his pulpit at Fulton Bap? tist church, iboth morning and night. The Cup of Cold Water Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons gave a 'mid-winter picnic at Powhatan Hall for a charitable purpose. Quite a handsome sum was ?realized. The musical programme sur? passed anything that has been rendered In this section of the city for some time. The Builders' League of Drr.ny-Street M. E. church will meet at the residence of Mrs. J. T. Routen, on Denny street. The Auxiliary Society of ?Denny-Street M. E. church will meet at th? residence of 'Mrs. Samuel King, on State street, on Monday afternoon _t 3 o'clock. The Fulton ?Hill Literary Club will Catarrh is Not Incurable But it can not be cured by sprays, washes and inhuling mixtures which reach only the surface. The disease ?3 in the blood, and can only be reached 'through the blood. S. S. S. is the only | remedy which can have any effect upon Catarrh; it cures the disease pernia- j nently and forever rids the system of j every trace of the vile complaint. Miss Josie Owen, of Montpeller. Ohio, writes: "I was af? flicted from infancy with Catarrh, and no one can know the Buffering it produces better than I. The sprays and washes ^ prescribed by the doc? tors relieved mo only temporarily, and though I used them constantly* for -?-gears' the disease had a. firmer hold than crer. I tried a. number of blood remedies, but their mineralingredients settled in my bones and gave me rheumatism. I was in a lamentable condition, and after ex? hausting all treatment, was dcclaredincnrable. Seeing S. S. S. advertised as a cure for blood diseases, I decided to try it. As sooa as my system was unde.? the effect of the medicine, I began to improve, and after taking It for two months I was cared completely, the dreadful disease was eradicated from my aya tem, and I have had no return of it." Many have been taking local treat? j ment for years, and find thernselve? j worse now than ever. A trial of will prove it to be the right remedy for Catarrh. It will cure the most o& stinr.te Case. Books mailed free to any ad dm? by ' Swift ?oeei?c Co.. Atlanta. G?. M?NYOiNS INHALER CURES CATARRH Colds, Coughs, Hay Fever, Bran* it is, Asthma d all Diseases of the Throat and Lungs. Clonde of ili-dlcat???! Vapor ?rt? Inhaled tbroogb tbe- month and etnlttird fro-ti tb? nos? trils, cleansing and raporlxins alt toe In?aci-.l an?! diseased pans which cannot be reacb??l by medicine taken Into? tbe stomach. It reaches the tore ?pott?It heals the raro places?It goes to the seaie/dUewe?It acts at a balm and tonic to the whole si/stem?$1.00 at Airur/g?sU orient by mai!. KOS Arch ?X.. ?Aita. Han Dewey IN... RICHMOND. MlLLER'8 No. 4, the Perfect Mouth "W?bh, Price, 25c. T. A. MILLER, 519 East Broad, Branch Under Jefferson Hotel. meet at the residence of Mrs. Hudson on next Friday night, Mr. Thomas O'Gorman. who has been quite sick at his residence, on Louisiana street, is Improving. Mrs. John T. Neagle continues erutta sick at her residence, on Lester street. Mr. Dan Hogan ha3 returned home from visiting friends and relatives in Philadelphia. air. Zack Champion Is very ill at his residence, on Elm street. Misses Daisy and Bessie Carter have returned home from a visit to their sla? ter, at Port Norfolk. Councilman F. H. iGarber, who h.-in been indisposed, is able to be out again. Miss Louise Bray, of Essex county, la visiting friends and relatives on Fulton Hill. The King's Daughters and Sons will meet at the residence of Miss Annie Bali, on Graham street. Monday night. Miss Pearl Smith will leave Monday for Louisa county to visit friends and relatives. Mr. Miles H. Throckmorton, of ????t sonvllle, Ohio. Is yislting his brother. Rev. P. E. Throckmorton, 004 Graham street. There will be a called meeting of the members of Fulton Democratic Club a; Donahue's Hall on March 1st, to per? fect organization and to arrange for ;m active engagement In the municipal con? test. SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKERS. Tenth Annual Convention Will Be Held at Kounokc Next Week. An elaborate programme has been pre? pared for the sessions of the tenth an? nual convention of the Virginia State Sunday-school Association, which ?11! be held at the Greene-Memorial Metnedtst church, Roanoke, March 7-Dth Incicatve. Judge R. T. W. Duke, of Charlott-v-villr?, is president of the association, and Mr. A. J. Gary.'Of this city, is secretary. The following is tho programme which has been prepared: Wednesday, March 7th?Night session. 7:20 P. M.?Song service Reading scrip? ture and prayer. - 8 P. HI. Addresses of weicome?On Re half of the Churches?Rev. \V. C. Camp? bell, D. D.; On Behalf of th?. Sunday Schools?Rev. T. T. FIshburr.e. Response by the president?Judge R. T. W. Duke, Jr. 8:30 P. M.?Address: The Home, the Church, the State?Prof. H. M. Hamill, International Field Secretary; appoint? ment ot committees and enrollment of delegates. Thursday, March Sth?Morning session. 9:30 A. M.?The quiet half hour. 10 A. M.?Reports of officer.?. 1. Presi-' dent. 2. Executive Committee. 3. Trea? surer. 4. International Committeeman. 10:20 A. M.?Reports from counties, districts and schools. Discussion of re? ports. 11 A. M.?The Bible in the Sunday School??Rev. W. S. Campbell. 11:30 A. M.?How to Study the Bible Rev. Edward Leigh Pell, II. D. 13 M.?Some Practical Sunday School Problems?Prof. H. M. Hamill. Thursday, March Sth?Afternoon session 3:30 P. M.?The Quiet Hiif Hour. 4 P. M.?The Duties of a Sunday School Texcher?.Rev. James A. Quarles. D. D., -Washington and Lee Universi y. 4:30 P. M.?The International System as a Spiritual Force?Rev. P. H. Gwinn. 5 P. M.?The Lesson of Next Su.id.iy? Taugnt by Rev. Edward Leigh Peil, D. D. Tii'jraday, March 8th?Night Session. 7:30 P. M.?Song and prayer service. 8 P. M. Address: The Va'uc ?rf Inter? national Sunday School Work?Prof. H. M. Hamill. Friday, March 0th?Morning Session. 3:30 A. M.?The Quiet Half Hour. 10 A. M.?'Reports of Comml-.tecs. 10:30 ?. M.?Norm.il Dril!, led by Prof. H. M. Hamill. a. Teachers' Duties, b, Ti:e Teachers' Training, c. How to Teach a Class. l? M.?Election of officers and other business. Friday, ?March 9th?Afternoon Session. 2:30 P. M.?The Quiet Half Hour. 4 P. M.?Unorganized Counties and Cit? ies: -How Can we Reach Them??Prof. George W. Walker, Virginia Polytechnic institute. 4:30 P. M.?Address: The Bible the Book of Life?Rev. Charles A. Young, D. D.. University of Virginia. ' Friday, March. 9!h?N'ight Session. 7:30 P. M.?Service of Song. Address: The Need? of Our Cities?Prof. H. M. Hamill 1. City Unions: How to Maintain Them. 2. The Weak!y Lessnn Taught for An?How? 3. How the Cities Should Help the State Association. TV/0 gUCHREPARTIES. Intevestiii'r News Item? Prom the Suburb of llishl-iwl Park. Two euchre parties will be given In honor of Miss Barbara Kean. of Goth? land, who is th?? guest of Miss Greechen Lewis, next week. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Todd retimed from their trip Friday night, and a re? ception was tendered them at the home of the bridegroom's parents. Walnut HUT. where they will be at home to their friends In the future. The Progressive Euchre Club was en? tertained by Mr. and Mrs. Colton Chap?n on Thursday night." The next meeting will be at Mr. W. R. Vawter's. Mrs. Miller will be the. hostess. The Chestnht Hill Literary Club will meet at Mrs. Crump's on Thursday night. The spinsters will have a. rehearsal at the hail to-morrow afternoon for their annual convention. The poverty social took place, aa noted, at the residence* of Mrs. O. B. Stacy Friday night, and was well attend? ed. This was one of the most amusing and unique entertainments which has been given of late, und the ladle? of tho Guild deserve, much credit for the de? lightful evening: -they afforded their guest?. The Infant children Of Mr. and Mrs H. M. Starke and Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Ensiow. ?ho have been quite ??lek, an ! improving. . , '