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NEWS OF HORSES
AND HORSEMEN Steeplechasers and Hunters at the Amaret Stock Farm. LA BUSSE, BY CIRCASSIAN, THERE Death of Colonel Tom Pnrycar?Vir? ginia Maid and Foal?Sale of Al? bert CL, tho Famous Outlaw Trotter?Other Items. air. Charles H. Hurkamp, of the Ama? ret Farm, Fredericks-burg, Va., r?pons a greatly Increased di-munJ for line park sadale. huniers, jumpers and high step? ping harness'liorsee; in fact the demand for food specimens of these classes has just .about exceeded the supply and as a consequence the volume ol business this season has exceeded that of any previous year at Amarci. That eoud steeplechase mare, White Garters, the dayghter of Imp. -RiBolelto and Ncsla. by Cntcsby. - wao developed Into a performer of high calibre, and the prize winning high ?Jum?-er, King ?'ln, a hay gelding by Longmore. from a mare by King Pin, ine ?son of (Lexington, iboth received their Blrst lessons at Amaret, ?nd were brought 'out hy Mr. Hurkamp, who captured the ?lue ribbon with King Pin at the New York Horse Show In ISPS. The stable of thoroughbreds and hunters now in win? ter fluarters at Amaret is the largest yet collected at the farm, and several of them hare shown form enough to enti U? them to consideration when class? ed with crack jn?i-formi-rs. Taken as a. wiioio, the stable is Well worth looking over, and from it may he developed oth? ers approaching lhe calibre of White ?Garters, and King Pin. The thoroughbred dliision of the slable includes La Kusse. 5, an elegant grown ?mare ol exquisite quality and finish, whose head and m-ck are almost beyond crit? icism. La Russe stands full sixteen Hands In height and welsh? ???0 pounds, -while her conformation suggests the abil? ity to carry weight and her turn of speed -should enable her to win in good com? pany. This marc is ?being schooled over ? the -jumps as are Tannls, 7, a bay geld? ing ?by Hanover, out of Longcloth, "by Ivonglnw; Hurry Up. C ;i bay c.-Hing by iLiOvegold, out of imp. Haste, by Energy; Lovelorn, 4, a brown filly, by imp. Eslier, eut of Lady I>ive 2nd. by Troubadour; Silver Maple, ". a chestnut gelding, by .Korest, out of Dina, by Kosciusko; Prince Midas, 3, a 'bay gelding, by King Midas, out of Queen of the Forest, (by Forester, and Norton, n, ? chestnut filly, by Ord *way, out of (Blanche C. a full sister to the cack jumper Duke of Westmoreland, bv Willful. Among the heavy-weight hunter.1? and Jilrh jumpers arc Own ?Paul. 5, a bay geldlng( by Toung Orion, who is 16:1 and weigh?? 1175 pounds: Karsten, fi. a bay goldfng, "by ;Brcnnan, who is a grand look tiorse, 1C.2. weight 31G?0 "pounds, and has cleared the ibars at six feet: Messenger Boy, 4. a chestnut gelding, 4, by the same sire, both of "whom are over sixteen lia-ids high, and weigh over ??3 pounds: while among the light hunters and park saddle horses are such ccver specimens as ?Cadi. G. a chestnut hay gc-Ming, by Eric, out of May Carew, by imp. Dal nacardoch; (Breakaway, 4, a hay gelding, by Brock, out of Temprst, by Hazard Bhort, and St. Julian, 4, a chestnut geld? ing, 4. by Hohemian, out of a marc by *Brennan. Referring to the well-known horseman, Mr. Thomas Puryear, formerly of Cl?rks vile. Va., where a number of other rela? tives mow reside, the Spirit of The Times says: Mr. Tilomas Puryear, widely known as ' "Colonel Tom," died (of apoplexy last Friday on his farm nonr Eatontown, N. J. Born In Virginia eighty-live years Ago. Colonel Puryear passed most of his life until the fall of nine Confederacy In Columbia and Charleston. Away back in the fifties he bred hnd owned famous thoroughbreds. The success of Morris and Ten Broeck with Prior and Prioress Induced ?him to take that good stayiT, Charleston, to England; but the horse hroke down before he had won any long? distance races. Besides Charleston, Colonel Puryear owned Oongaree, Kappance, Highlander, Charley Ball. Censor and the srand brood mares Mill Creek and Columbia. Censor and Mill Creek were captured by the Union army, but after the war they -were returned to him through the in? fluence of Colonel John A. Logan. In 1R0C the racing stable of Thomas Puryear & Co. was formed. Messrs. IX. G. Mills, George Denison, David Crawford and E. AV. Vatiderhoef were his partners. Such fine racers as Onward, Delaware. Narragiinsett. Rutherfurd and Grinslead belonged to this st?hle, and its victories ore still remembered. Colonel Puryear trained Spendthrift for Mr. James R. Kecne. When the colt was beaten by Falsetto at Saratoga some critic said that Spendthrift ?liad too mucrh work. "Too much Falsetto," re? plied Puryear sententious'.}?. In later years he went to England ?during the time ??? Pierre Lorlllard's horses. Parole and ?roquois. were being prepared, and gave his valuable advice regarding ?heir handling. In appearance and manner Bolonel Pur year% was a Southern gentleman of the old school. Had he been a duke he would have been cited as an illustration of the theory that courtly manners ajid digni? fied ?bearing are to be found only among those born to the purple. Yet In these eharacneristics and in the qualities that inspire them, no wearer of the purple ?ver surpa.ssed Colonel Puryear. His death leaves Mr. John Hunter tbe dean of the American turf. Mr. Hunter began racing in 1S5G, Colonel Puryear <in JS52. The racing fraternity could have better spared a younger man. In. Virginia Maid, the grand-looking hay daughter of Sam Purdy and Peach Blos ?om, by Orange Blossom. Mr. Louis Becker, of Baltimore, owns one of the ?hoicest brood mares in Maryland. She was bred by Mr. William Ellison, of this city, who bred her dam and owned her - ? q To cure a Cold in one day. Take "77." ! To check a touch of the Grip, Take "77/' ?To "break up" a Cold that "hangs on,* Take "77." Edition de Luxe. Dr. Humpl?reys* Manual, in white and Cold, ecnt free. Tell* -about the care.? treatment and cure of the sick. A chap? ter especially on the Diseases of Chil? dren. Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co., Cor.-William & John SU.. ?. y. COLDS r. ? handsome illustrated booklet, gi\_ng a sdentine treatise on all liairiro-ies The cause, consequence and cure ? of every ailment of the hair and scalp are fully described in lan? guage that can be understood by every one. The illustrations are perfect. The opinions of the best-known scientists arid special? ists of the world are freely given. In fact, it is the most complete and most comprehensive work of itskindevercompiled. Address SEVES SDTHERl.aXD SISTERS 18 rxabrotscs Street, Xenr Tork, X- Y. grand dam, Nellie Buck, a daughter of Wild Waggoner, son of Geo. M. Fatoherr. While owned .by Mr. Ellison this blood? like, handsome daughter of Sam Purdy, was mated with Nutwood and produced Nutwith, 2:291-4. a horse rather under medium size, while later on by Sultan came the giant trotter Mosul. 2:09 3-4. Fol? lowing Mosul, came his tall brother, Omar Pasha. Jhen by Bord Guy she pro? duced Guy Fly, a chestnut stallion that was sold in 1S99 for export to Europe, by J. C. Smith, of this city, owner of Mo? sul. * After dropping foals by Bourbon Baron and WSlIts for Mr. Ellison. Virginia Maid passed to Mr. Bec_?r, who mated her a couple of seasons with Egwood, 2:1S 1-2, by whom she threw a bay Ally in 38S7 and' a bay .colt in 3S9S, while mated with Stamboul. 2:071-2. during the same year. The produce in 1SS9 was a shapely brown filly and she is again in foal to the Arden Farm's premier sire. ? I 9 At a recent Faslg-Tipton sale In New York, the nine-y??ar-old bay gelding, Al? bert C, 2:161-2, by Clay, son of Walker Morrill. dam a mare, by Signet, conslgn ?ed by Mr. Ai B. Gwathmey/fell to John MeGuire's bid of S9C0, who purchased him for F. A. Dohrmart*. of Pittsburg, where the Virginia bred trotter will be used as a matinee and road-horse by his new owner. While owned by Mr. Gwathmey the famous little outlaw proved himself one of the fastest and gamest horses in the ' metropolis and pitted against the crack trotters and pacers to be seen on the great Harlem River Speedway, tho son of Clay was able to defeat such per? formers as DariO ?., 2:091-4; Euxon, 2:111-4; Glenmere Boy. 2:141-4: Clayton, 2:151-4, and others. After years of con? tinuous campaigning and road work, Al? bert C. is sound and clean, and but for the ban of expulsion by the National Trotting Association which renders him ineligible to compete on association trades, the bay gelding could right out and win in his ?Jasscs down the big ring. Mr. T. M. Arrasmith, formerly a well known North Carolina horseman residing during different seasons at Hlllsboro and Greensboro, where clever manners and honorable dealing gained him warm friends, is now located at Alt Pleasant, Tenn., where he is fanning on an exten? sive scale and in addition doing contract work for the International Phosphate Co. Mt Pleasant is within a few miles of Columbia and right in the ' heart of that section where Hal Pointer, 2.041-2: Brown Hal, and other famous Tennessee pacers were bred and reared. The fast pacer Edward S.. 2:10 1-2, campaigned last season by Scott Hudson, and a good money winner, was owned by Mr. Arra? smith, who Writes me that he has found ready sale for quite a numbcy of good prospects during the past fall and winter, and that among others owned ' ?by him are. some Tennessee pacers that give promise of developing speed of the sensa? tional order. ? , * Mr. John D. Hope, one of the most ac? tive members of the Warrenton Hunt Club and a well-known and popular sportsman generally, of Warrenton, \7a., has six jumpers in training at the Ben nings track, Washington, D. C. Among the lot is Frond, probably the smallest mare that has yet earned brackets be? tween the flags. She is scant 14.3 hands in height. That other well-known Vir? ginian. Mr. J. H. McGavock, owner of the Fort Chiswell' stud farm. Max Mead? ows, also has a stable of horses at Ben nings. in charge of Trainee Bennett Barnes, who Is handling several of the get of Fort Chiswell's premier sire Flat lands, the son of Reform and famous Maggie ?. hi., dam of Iroquois, among them being three maidens, with whom Barnes expects to win at the Bennings spring meeting, the dates of which arc April 2d to -the 14th. ? . * ' Mr. James Cox, of the Belgravia Farm, Mt. Jackson, Va., home of Kelly, 2:27, the brolher of Expressive, 3, 2:12. by Electioneer, and Belvlew, son of Bel mont an?? ?Eady Simmons, by Volunteer, Is driving to the pole on the road a grand-loking pair of big brown mares in Frances, 2:27"}4, and mate, an unmatcd /laughter of Ax-tc-lloid. six? years old', whose dam was a full sister to Barney Demarcsis"s old gray campaigner. Charlie O. 2:13U, by Sam Purdy. Another pair of mares bred and owned by Mr. Cox and whicli he thinks of shaping up antl driving to pole are Morelle, by Belvlew and Napelline, by Kelly, both of whom are N of the producing dam Aconite, by Tremont. Mr. Bt Borchers. Austrian consul, of thl? city, has a handsome attractive looking pair of -coach horses in the large chest? nut gelding Max Bevi, hy Bord Guy. son of Guy Wilkes, and R. K., by Gondo? lier, out of Fanny Hart, by Vandergrift. As a i?ark saddlehorse on which he takes his afternoon airings Mr. Borchers may? be frequently seen riding a good-look? ing hay gelding by Jim Gray, thorough? bred' son of Ten B'roeck. ? . * The well-known California brood mare Grace Reiser, by Kaiser, son of George Wilkes, who by McKinney. 2:11*4. repro? duced the paci?r Coney. 2:07?)? and MlcZeus. will he mated' this season with Nutwood Wilkes, the sire of Who Is It, 2:30V?. Mc Zr?us. -who trotted to a four-year-old record of 2:13 In California, has been owned and kept in this city for several years. BROAD ROCK. TiiznwcU County Court. TAZEWEEE..-VA-, Feb. _8.?Special.? Tazewell County Court has been in ses? sion since Tuesday. Judge Ayers. of Russell county, presided in the trial of a civil case in which Judge Stuart was a witness and could not try. He return? ed to Russell to-day. The trial of Heldreth for the killing of Worth Bane in Burks Garden, this county, two or three months ago, came up In tho County Court to-day. The jury* has been ?impaneled and the trial is go? ing on. The plea is self-defence. The case Is not attracting -much interest here. There is another murder case set for this term: it is doubtful though if it will be tried. " The weather has been very cold here for the past few d_ys and feed is hard to get There seems to be plenty of it in the country, but the farmers are afraid this bad weather will continue and will not let t]feir surplus go. Confederate Horn??. The Ladies* Auxiliary ?G ?Picket! Camp is heading a movement look? ing toward the establishment of a borne in thle city for the- widows on:'? orr)hnne of Con '?or rat* ??.-?' ri *??????. Alrcct?y a large amount* has been sub scribed and those Interested in tin movement are makng arrangements for the holding of entertainments for tbe porpose of securing tbe funde necessary. I MANY FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE t - ? Montgomery County Jail Empty of State Prisoners. STRUCK WHILE BELL TOLLED. Smart Plan ?-loptoil, by Prisoners at Kadford" to Break Oat ol* Jail. AU AVere- Recapture?!. ? Much Illness, CirRJ33TrANSBU!RG, VA, Feb. 23.?Spe? cial.?Next Tuesday is County. Court day. Judge W. M. Pierce is taking in the Mardi Gras Carnival at New Orleans and Judge Seldon Longley. ol" Pulaski, will hold court. There Is quite a large dock? et, but as? most of the criminals are fugitives from justice, it is not likely Uiat many cases will be tried. There will be a special grand jury and' it is probable that three or four indict? ments for felony will be found. For the first' tame In the memory of the oldest citizen, the county jail has been empty of State prisoners for about a month. There is one United,States prisoner con? fined therein. PRISONERS . CAPTURED. Three prisoners broke out of the' Rad ford jail night before last and Deputy Marshal George S. Fitzwater captured one of them at Elliston, in this county, and returned him' to Radford yesterday. Deputy Sheriff and Jailer F. L. Harless, of this place, captured the other two and placed them in jail here yesterday morn? ing, f They said" they secured an iron bar and broke the locks while the church bell was tolling. Every time the bell would toll they would strike so no one heard the soun?l. Mr. William Davis, the oldest citir.cn of this town, died last week after a few days' illness of grip. Only a week before he -was on the streets and was as spry as the ordinary man of fifty. He waa eighty-four and one of the best-known und most influential men in the countv. MUCH ILLNESS. ?Dr. W. R. Pepper, who is now the old? est citizen of the town, is quite feeble and indisposed', much to the regret, of his many friends. His son Mr. J. W. Pepper, of Snowville, is also confined to his room with quinsy and pneumonia combined, but is now improving and will soon be out. There is more sickness in the town and county than has been known in many years. It seems as if almost half of the population are on the sick list. The roads of the county, which have been usually good for this time of the year, until a few weeks ago, are now almost impassable. HAMPDEN-SIDNEY GERMAN. An Elegniit Affair in the Colle-ie Gyria sium?BeantiG??? Decoration. HAMPDEN-SIDNEY, VA.. Feb. 22? Special.?The most elegant social event of the season was the intermediate ball given to-night by the Hampden-Sidney German Club, in the spacious college gym? nasium. The german on Wednesday night, while quite an elegant affair, does not permit of comparison with the one given to-night in honor of the visiting young ladies. The gymnasium was beautifully decorated with elaborate grouping in every corner and window ] cess of palms and ferns, Intermingled with the choicest blossoms. From the live points and center of a huge star of ferns and American Beauty roses on the ceil? ing, hung handsome chandeliers, while numbers of tapers shaded in garnet and silver gray burned in gilt candelabra. Graceful festoons of garnet and grey the college colors?extended from corner to corner and pillar to pillar. The stand on which the chaporones were seated was banked with roses, with a background of delicate ferns. The orchestra, which occupied seats in th* southern end of the hall, opposite the chaperones, was hidden from view by a wall of tropical verdure. The chaperones entered promptly at ten, and were immediately followed by the members of the German Club with their partners. Mr. T. N. Jones, of Smith ville, Va., led, gracefully assisted by Miss Rosaline TucKer, of Lexington, Va. The first figure led consisted in the form? ing of "Welcome," after which dancing was continued until 1 o'clock, when the dancers repaired *~ tn? large room adjoin? ing the gymnasium, where quite an ele? gant menu was served. The table was tastefully decorated with pyramids of ferns and roses. At two o'clock dancing was continued, lasted until four o'clock. The chaperones were: Mrs. Reynolds, in a handsome gown of black velvet; point lace, and diamonds. Mrs. H. C. Brock, black satin, old lace and pearls. Mrs. Tabb, black net, and lace over black taffeta. The following \v,erc the dancers: Miss Rosaline Tucker, of Lexington, Vn.;-in a gown of delicate blue silk, duch? esse lace and pearls; with Mr. ?. N. Jones. Miss Elizabeth Jones, of Staunton, Va.; In cream silk, diamonds, and roses; with Mr. E. B. Herndon. Miss Minnie Noell, of Covtngton, Va.; In flowered organdie, diamonds, and La France roses;, with Mr. E. W. Venable. Miss Mattle Leigh Cunningham, of F.-irmville, Va.: in un exquisite creation of white mousseline de soie, over blue silk, and pearls: with Mr. R. A. Gilliam. Miss Delia Brock, of Hampden-Sidney. Va.; In blue silk, diamonds, and violets; with Mr. H. S. Stokes. Miss Gatewood Stephenson, of Warm Springs, Va.; in a princess gown of pink silk, pearls and American Beauty roses; with E. H. Richardson. Miss Lucy Henry, of Tazewell county. Va.: in green organdie over crimson silk, and rubies; with Mr. Peyton Cockran. Miss Maia Brock, of Hampden-Sidney. Va.; in black organdie, diamonds and American Beauties; with Mr. W. C Bell. Miss Emmie Thomas, of Richmond, Va.; In white organdie over blue, and pearls; with ?Mr. F. W. Bridges. Miss Nanine Wright, of Williamsburg, Va.; in white organdie over taffeta silki with Mr. W. M. Kemper. Miss Robbie Berkeley, of Farmville. mf?kWLWmi " The Great Superiority " of Tarrant's Effervescent Seltzer Aperient is in-its power to relieve without irritation. It cleanses and refreshes the stomach and bowels, removes gouty and rheumatic poisons from the blood.nnd allays feverish conditions in a wonder? ful manner. TARI-ANTA CO., Chemist?, New York. ... At druggists,sac. and Si.oo.' '4 f Va.; In white organdie, laces and ribbons; with Mr. J. D. Pasco. - Miss Susie Scott, of 'Farmville, Va.,* in white silk. La France roses, and rubles;' with Mr. T.. j. (Payne. Miss Lottie McKinney, of Farmville, Va.; In. white organdie over, .cream silk and pearls; with Mr. Richard Frichett %V Allss Katherine Verser, of Farmville, \*a.; in flowered organdie-over pink; -with Mr. Henry. Watkins. .. Miss Virginia Morton, of (Farmville, Va.; in pink' organdie and roses; with Air. Thomas Goode. Miss Anderson, of ?taunton, Va.; in white organdie and La .France roses; with Mr. W. W. ?Bondurant Miss Natalie Lancaster, of Farmville, Va.; in gray silk-arid pearls; with Mr. A. S. Caldwell. ?Miss Maria Reynolds, of Hampden Sidney; white swiss over green silk, dia? mond and emeralds; with Mr. L. D. Cole. -Miss - Sarah Brown,- of -Fayettevllle. N. C. in pink silk, lace and ribbons; wifh Mr. ?. (P. Johnson. . Miss Mary Reynolds, of Hampden-Sid? ney." Va'.; in cream satin, guipure * lace, and diamonds:"with Air. Custis Parsons. Miss Bruce.Houston: of Lexington, Va.; in old rose satin, liamonds and opals; with Air. James Sloan Kuykendald. Miss Tyler, of Farmville. Va.: in blue crepon and lace; with Mr. J. Willy Gills. Stags: Messrs. J. XV: "H. Pilson, J. H. E. B. A Holiday, ?. O. Easley, Pancake. S. Mayre, E. P.- Nicholson, ?. ? Joncs. B. R. Jones. R. Henry, R. Boroughs. H AI. ?Rudy, G. .Tunkin. R. S. Phlpher, H. AI. AlcAlister, H. AI. Roberts, S. E. 0? bourne. B. L. Davis. J. I. Prichett. T. D. Gilliam, P. V. Porter and ?. P. Hutton. NEW ENGINE HOUSE. Steamer Company No. 2 in Comforta? ble Quarters. Engine Company ?o. 2 will soon be at home in the most complete quarters in the city. The new engine-house, located on Alain street, between. Twentieth and Twenty-first streets, 'which has been oc? cupied by the company for the past two weeks, is now nearing completion. The members of the company are delighted' with their comfortable surroundings and are taking much interest in equipping and furnishing their quarters. This new ?house is just across the street from the old one, which the company had occupied for many years. Tlie'old house was badly located, it being impossible to light or ventilate the quarters, so the new building became a necessity. The old house will he used by the Fire De? partment as a machine shop and supply department, which has been needed for some time. The lot upon which ?the new house stands has a frontage of 51 feet. The building is in the centre, so leaving a 3-foot alley on tooth sides, which will pre? vent for all time to come, buildings be? ing constructed so as -to cut off light and ventilation. The building is 30xS0 feet, giving ample room in every respect. On the first floor ?s the engine, the hose wagon and the stalls. This floor is paved with granolithic and opens to the front by double doors, which allow engine and wagon to pass at the same time. On ?the second floor, which is connected with the ground' by a broad flight of stairs and two sliding Ipoles, are the dormitories, captain's private office, re? ception-room, feed-room, toilet-rooms and several clothes closets for the men. The sleeping apartment is furnished ?with eleven, white-enameled beds and the same number of wardrobes. The reception room is furnished with comfortable chairs, a walnut desk, and around the walls are hung the ipicture of the mem? bers of 'the ipresent company, neatly framed. Company No. 2 is next to the oldest in tho city, and' as they ore now located in a manufacturing district, they have to contend with some of the most destruc? tive fires 'that occur. R. H. Figg is captain of Company VNo. 2 androne of the oiliest ?firemen in the city. The com? mittee which had ;shpervision over the construction of th?'?, new building are: Alessrs. B. C. Jenkins, Joseph L. Bevy, and' Captain G. Watt Taylor. The members of Steamer Company No. 2 have issued invitations to a house warming on tiie night of Alarch 1st. On that occasion the buildings will be dedi? cated to the Fire Department with ap? propriate ceremonies. MONEY FOR SETTLING BASIN. Resolution Now Peiiiling Action of Council and Hoard of Aldermen. A resolution which is now pending the action of the Common Council and the Board of Aldermen prescribes that so much as possible of the re?:eipls of the Water Department be laid aside for the term of two years for the purpose of pay? ing for the construction of a large settling basin for clearing the city's drinking wafer. The reports of Drs. E. C. Levy and J. XV. Aiallett, which are printed in pamphlet form, will be distributed among the mem? bers cf the Council and Board of Alder? men. The Water Department, in charge of Superintendent Charles E. Boiling, has never before been such a great source of revenue to the city as it is at the present time. While hundreds of poor people in the city are given their water free of charge and many charitable Institutions are on the free list, the department continues to prosper. Bast year's receipts netted $7,000 over any preceding year in its history. Only one water bill remained uncollected at the beginning of January. l'JOO. - . Tho continued building of new houses and manufacturing industries necessi? tates the use of more water. So far this year numerous new faucets have been added to various houses and business places, and there are demands for more to be placed within the next few months. Highland Jottiiias MONTEREy, VA., Feb. 23.-Special ? Air. D. H. Peters, of AIcDowell, and Allss Patty R. Slaven, of Montery, were married yesterday by Rev. S. A. Parker. The iron bridge across :he south branch in the northern jart ol" ine county, will be compieteli to-morrow. The county authorities have quarantined against the smallpox. There are rumors that there are" several -cases of -in the railroad camps of Pocahontas county. Hands working on the? Greenbrier division of the Chesapeake and Ohio, have con? tracted the disease. In the county courts to-day, C. T. Flolsh er qualified as administrator of the estate of B. E. 'Flelsher. and tho sale of the personal property will be March 3d. O. A. Stephenson qualified as adminis? trator of A. T. Stephenson's estate, whose sale will be the 20th of Alarch. H. H. Terry qualified as notary public. There is some talk about refunding the railroad debt and issuing new bonds. The better plan would be to pay the bonds and be done with tiie debt. Airs. ?. At Arbogast has gene to Rich? mond to receive medical attention. After her return Air. Arbogast will "move to Pocahontas county, W; Va., where he has large lumber Interests. . ?Atr. Will. Cobb, of Bull Pasture, and Allss Effie Blagq:. of Mountain View, were married the _0th by ' Rev. John Ruff. - i - . Airs. Lavinia Hevener.?'? of Crab Bot? tom, is making preparations to improve her buildings and when completed ?will be one of the prettiest homes in the county and on as lovely a farm as there is in the State. Mr. Gibson, the assessor, is getting along well with his assessments. The-county lands will -remain at' about their nres ent assessment. il mililitro?? M*"t:ij -?. Tha Com'nJttce on C'aims and Sal?r"-?? will meet to-morrow -evening - at o'clock. The Committee on Accounts and Print? ing will meet to-m?rrpw evening at 6 e'cloct ; ?',? \. -.1- ? _ . _. Of Am?rica Us? P?rima for Ail Catarrhal Diseases. Mrs. Toft, President Valkrien Association, of Chicago. Mrs. Catherine Toft, ? .president of the Valkrien Association, of Chicago, in .a recent letter, writes the following:. 5G19 Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Ills. ?'It has been my privilege to advise a number of my friends concerning the best medicine in ca ses of a worn - out system and a broken -down constitution. Knowing of the very satisfactory results from the use of Peruna. I have often advised it, and am glad to speak of the well - deserved praisd those who have tried it have given it. I know of nothing better in cases of catarrh of the stomach and for liver trou? ble. It is of superior merit. I gladly en? dorse it." Many of the charitable and benevo? lent institutions of the United States use Peruna. They do so because they have learned by experience that it is a valuable medicine. Not only Is it a valuable medicine but It' Is applicable to the climatic ailments of winter and summer. Extremes of heat and cold in. the United States* make it a land of catarrh. Nearly everybody has catarrh. This is mere especially true. among the mid die and lower classes. Exposure to the (climate, hard -work, and unventilated sleeping rooms are the -principal causes. 'Charitable? Institutions have found, by bitter experience, that catarrhal diseases not only are the most numerous of all other diseases put together, but they are the hardest to cure. Peruna is a specific for this class of diseases. No other remedy can take its place. Thousand's of cases of chronic catarrh .are -'ured by the use of simply a bottle. People who have spent large sums to be cured' of catarrh, have turn? ed to Peruna as a last resort, and been cured by the~ use of a single bottle. Thus it is that charitable and benevo lent enterprise find -jreat satisfaction In'dispensing- this.remedy. It is cheap. It is effective, and its cures are perma? nent. * It is ? sure cure for coughs? colds, la grippe and catarrh In Its many phases. Whether the catarrh Is? loc-rted In the head, throat, lungs, stomach, kidneys or pelvic organs. Peruna. "'ist a, pronSpt and never-failing cure. Letters of gratitude from various In? stitutions of the country, to the manu? facturera of Peruna. Indicate the high appreciation that these Institutions have for this remedy. The following^ are sam? ples of the letters which have been re? ceived: Report from Ohiix The Sisters of St. Francis, of St. Vin? cent's Asylum, E. Main street, corner of Rose avenue, Columbus, Ohio, write: "Some years ago a friend cf our insti? tution recommended Or. Hartman's Peruna as on?exte?ient remedy for la grippe, of which we then had several cases which threatened to be of a. serious character. We began to use it and experienced such wonderful results that since then Peruna has become our favorite medicine for la grippe, catarrh, coughs, colds and bron? chitis."? \ Report from Illinois, Mrs. Clara Makemer, housekeeper for the Florence Crtttenden Anchorage Mis? sion, of Chicago, ^writes the following let? ter from 30? Chestnut street, Chteago: "Peruna is the best tonic I have ever ? known for ?general debility?a sure euro for liver complaint, and a never-falling adjuster In cases of dyspepsia. I have also used it In cases of female Irregular, itles and weak nerves commi^n to tho sex and have found It most satisfactory. For almost any internal trouble Peruna fa an ideal medicine chest, and deserving of the confidence and endorsement of all." Report from Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. Porrti??. Ferguson, superintendent of the Brooklyn Free Dispensa ry, write? from 13H Lawren<ro street. Brooklyn. N. Y.: "No medicine de? serves higher praUc as a curative ageni in cases of catarrh, In Its various forms than Peruna. It is far ubove anything I Mrs. B. Ferguson. ilavc ever known or used in such cases and it therefore has my heartiest en? dorsement." A book written by Dr. Hartman on tho d'ifferent phases of caitarrh and their treatment; also "Health and Beauty." written especially for women, sent freo to any address by The Peruna Medicine Company, Columbijs. O. JUSTICE STUDY OF PEOPLE Hard to See What the Lord Made Some for. DOCKET LIKE A TADPOLE. He Gives a Young: Man Some Good Advice and Sends Him on His Way?Could Not Stand Beins Pestered by a Drunken Man. Justice John is studying deeply over a proposition. He believes God made every? thing for some good purpose, but he mar? vels much as to the purpose for which i.e put some of the pnople in the world wno cerne before him. He has a high regard for character and industry in man, but often meets case's where a hollow takes the place of the phrenological bump on their heads that should represent these characteristics. FISHY DOCKET. The Police Court docket yesterday morning was built on the architecture of a tadpole?all hear and tall. It occupied the usual broad sheet of ledger paper used by Sergeant Shin berger, of the office of the Chief of Po? lice, to make his report of the doings in Richmond, of the day before, to the Great Dispenser. It was addressed in a fair hand with much formality- to the Clerk of the Police Court of the city of Richmond, and Svith the signature of Benjamin F. Howard, Chief of Police at the end, attested by his accomplished Clerk 'Shinny," the paper presented quite a formidable appearance when tak? ing into account the flourishes to fill out the blank spaces. The Great Dispenser sauntered into court in a careless manner and chewed up the document with as much ease as a red-wheel coffee mill with electric power, in a tea store, grinds a pound o? coffee. SLIGHT OF HAiND. There were four cases on the sheet and? six minutes was th<? time the Great Lnw Giver took to cut, puste. bind and trim the edges of each case and hand the decisi?ns over the bench nicely wrapped and tied with blue ribbon and a hand painted monogram on each package. William Henry Cousins (colored) came forward changed with being drunk and disorderly on the street. He was as guilty as sin and went down for thirty days. Isaac Twine, colored, was also on the string, and was in a much-tangled con? dition when arrested. I-Ics was unable tc walk a line, and was trying : to ?lasso the moon with a cord. He was charged with being drunk arid disorderly oh the street. His case involved no knotty points of law. and, after, being well wound, he paid one dollar and costs and threaded his way out of court. PRICE OF A LICK. Collum Taylor got tired of being pes? tered by a drunken man and ?knocked ? him down with his fist. ? Price, ?2.50. Edward Rearman, charged with being nccess-nry to lh7 lari-??nv of coal from the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, was arraigned. The detective testified that Pearman was on the .car. but the two young men who? were convicted of tHe charge and afterwards pardoned - swore Pearman was not on the car with them, but on a bridge-near by,'and .took no-coal. The Great- Dispenser gave Pearman. a dose of razzle-dazzle, worth Its weight in gold, and pointed him to the paths of upright? ness, truth and honesty. PlfttlroYif. "Prh'p-? ?i'cf" ? ra'.ntimr of the : famous - Western reco horse "Prince Bief," the winner of the three greatest races in the West, arid who netted ?his-.; owner, Mr. Byron Mc Clelland,?-Of. Lexington, Ky., 532,000.-.-is? ?a exhibition ia, the^window: of the Rich- ~i Order Froi?i Your/Retail Grocer. Pursuing pleasure, Seeking bliss, !t is simpis? Only this: When you order Flour to-day First be sure li's Harters A. E. W. GATES & SON CO., Exclusive Wholesale Agents. I mond Music Company, and is attracting much attention. The painting is the work of Mr. Otto Moeller, and shows the touch of a mas? ter hand. Mr. Moeller, although a young man, has made rapid strides In his profession, and has been compli? mented very highly on his fine paint? ing. I Nnrs.'s in the Army. A meeting of the nurses of Richmond was held Friday afternoon in the Old Dominion Nurses' Home in the interest of the proposed movement to provide by law in Congress for graduate women J nurses in the United States army. ? Miss T. II. Cabanis, superintendent of j the Old Dominion, presided over the meeting. Extracts from the bill now ?before the Military Committee were read, and it was deciden that the nurses of Richmond should take Immediate action In reference to the bill. Ilenrico News. James Roach was before Justice James T. Lewis, of Henrico county, yesterday ! morning on the charge of fighting in the j saloon of R. J. Cottrell. He was fined $5 and costs. R^ach was fined ?10 for contempt of court on Friday, but Justice | Lewis remitted 55 of this fine. j The case of J. J.? Doran was before THE GENUINE D1L DAVID'S Cougn Syrup sells for 25 cents a Dottle, as* ?very bottle fa richly worth a dollar. It cu.-es Coughs, Colds, Croup, Bronchitis, and Throat and Lung troubles. Por Infants and Children. The Kind Ygu Have Always Bought Signature of C&a?*/x7??&??fa - K|."LlA*TBL??* VACCINE VIIlU '. ! Fresh and reliable vaccine virus receiv ?a from Vaccine Laboratories four times a week. Owens & Minor Drug Co., Rich? mond, Va. Bewa the ,? Ite Kind Yon Hara Always Boagfit Look for ~ Tragle's ad. on page 11 of to-day's, paper. O m?A. S *3? ?O "E**?. X m&m - " Bears the _"??) Ite Kind You Haia Always Bought Bif-natnxe SV . S/Y/?-a-JZ-" Look for Tragle's ad. on page 14 *ff to-day's paper. O^S*0?-C->*-*=S.Xj2l. j B?~thtr _^?? Th3 Kind Y-n Kaie A';vsv3 Bcs-*f i Signatura \ oi Look for Tragle's ad. on yAAja U at ? to-day's ??-?, .. .? .?. J Judge Wickham, of the Henrlco County Court, yesterday morning on the charge of keeping his place of business open on Sunday. The case was dismissed on payment of costs. The teachers of the Varina schools were at the courthouse yesterday morn? ing, being paid off for the past month. The Fulton Hill Literary Society m"t Friday night at the residence of Mr. II. H. Pollard. WILL BE TRIED FOR LIFE. The Case of ??'. J. Itlindcs. Charged ?With the Murder of XV. F. Burnett. The case of W. J. Rhodes, charged with the murder of \V. F. Burnett, will coma up In the Hustings Court to-morrow morning. Rhodes will be tried for his life. H? is quite a young man and is married, with two or three children. The case promises to be one of great interest. Internal iiiiinl FI;???? Drill. ?mere will be an.entertainment given at Corcoran Hall Tuesday, February 27th for the 'benefit of the Seventeenth-Street! Alission Sunday School.' commencing at a quarter to eight ?'clock P. AI. The fea? ture of the entertainment will be an In? ternational Flag Drill by thirty-three gins, and another attraction willl be a solo by our popular tenor singer of Rich? mond, Capt. F. W. Cunningham. Tho music will he rendered by Mrs. S. S. Perkins. The programme is as. follows: Opening cornet and piano, duet by Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Perkins; solo by Capt. F. W. Cunningham; recitation by Miss Bes? sie Way mack r chorus by sixteen, young girls: solo by Miss Fannie Alathews; Alessrs. Gary, Fox and Patterson come? dians; piano solo by AILss Lola Williams; mandoline quartette: recitation by ?Allss Schrivor; bell drill by twelve girls, followed with a scene'of Rock of Ages, represented by five angels; International Flag Drill by thirty-three girls, followed with scene "Good-Night." Miss Cr:icc t?> Well 3?r, AtcCIare?. Allss Nellie Grace, daughter of* 'Mr. Patrick and Airs.. Ellen Grace,-and Air. Patrick H. McClare, a popular apd well khown merchant of this city, will be married at the residence of the bride's parents to-morrow. Miss Grace Is an attractive young lady, ?jt vivacious man? ner, and Is also quite accomplished. Ther?> are 30,000 union iron motdtrs. Trial Convinces The Host Skeptical j ?EADACHEN? is made to relieve Headache?. Price, 25c. T. A. MILLER, 519 E. Breed, | Br?ck Vm?arMKataom Mam.