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MANCHSETER BUREAU. 1121 HULL STREET. PETERSBURG. AGENT, MRS. S. C. HUTCHINSON. 7 LOMBARD STREET. THE MAILING LIST IS ONLY PRINT? ED ABOUT EVERY TEN -DM? THEREFORE DO NOT FE. ! UNEASY IF THE DATE OPPOS1TE 11 tl ??*$*: ON THE LITTLE PINK SLIP Ib NOT CHANGED AS SOON AS THE SUB? SCRIPTION IS RENJ3WED. WE DESIRE TO C.M..L THE; ATTEN? TION OF ALL PERSONS SLND1NG POLITICAL NEWS AND OTHER COM? MUNICATIONS TO THE T1MLS TO _HE NECESS1TY OF SIGNING TKLlR NAMES TO SFCH REPORTS. AS IT Ib THE RULE OF THIS PAPER NOT PO PUBL1SH ANY ART1CLE THE NAME OF WHOSE AUTHOIt ?|&?XK<W^--; REJECTED CONTRI-'UTIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS ACCOM PAN1ED BY STAMPS. MARCH 21, li'OO. COAL. KAMINE IN KUKOPK. Tbere is a coal famine in Europe and all European nations are Jooking tcwards America for fuel. lt ls eaid that of twelve foreign counlries prtducing coal only Great il'ritain and Franee produce imoro than enough for the home demand. Mr. Frank H. (Mason. Uuiti-d States Con sul-General at Berlin, says in a late re? port to the State "Department at "Wash? ington that the scarcity of coal in Ger? many and (Russia, especially ?f the kinds usod for couking and blast furnace fuel, -jeopards the 'iron and steel indusiries or Germany, lessening the (product of pig iron. The shortage in Gciraany is said tobe due in <par-L to the failure of ono of Germany's main sources of supply, the mines of Great Britain. .In summing up the situation Mr. Mason eays: The situation has become criticjl and omlnous for the manufacturers and vx. cjiort trade of Ge*-many. "Numerous im "??portant glass. porcelain and machine tfactorics in Silesia und Saxony have "?been obiiged to sliut down for want of ;,iuel; there are a -dozen electric Hsht'ng ?nd power plants in this country which fcava less than a'fortnight's coal provis? ion on hand. ' In Russia the rapid devclopment of xailways and ?certain-manuf.ncturcs during the past three years has completely out xun the llmited domestic cnal supply; and the Jtusslan government has sought to ?oase the pressure (by suspending for an indefinite jicriod the import duty tu 52.S0 per ton. The .irincipal wholcsalc agency here lor Silesian soft coal is now selling Hs ecanty stock at J*" per ton, delivered at IBcrlin. and there is a general p*aalc uanong cial dealers, who are unable to provide coal for their c-ustomers at any prk-c, and can see no encnuragiug pros pect of oibtaining their next season';; supply. Offers are made of ?1.04 to ffl.*'* -for ihituminous lump coal in lo^s of 1QA01 to rn.oo*- tons, free on briard at Hamburg. Notwithstanding cnal at the pit's mouth Jn West Virginia has sold during tho past year at Wt cents per ton, the JOnlted States. which leads the world in thi product. and mlnou last year 2lS,333,?"iO tons nf coal. oxpotcd only a bagaieile of r>.a".l.!G*! tons. of which 8'.-331i*"61 tons were merely carried over 1he frontier into ?British Xorth America. and the rest went tiearlv all to Mexico and tho. West ln ?Hes. "counlries which lic at our very floors. 3-n view of these facts it ls not surprfs ing to know that thcro has b:en of lat? a large increase ln the quaniity of ciil exported from the I'nlted States tn for? eign ports. In January we exported 311. 627 tons of anlhraclte coal against f:\4l2 tons in January.. 1S'>9, and .D2.S07 tons of bKiumtaous coal- against 2GS,**y7 tens in January of last year. For the seven ononths ending with January, 18M>, the ?exports of anthracite coal were 1151,177 tons, and of bituminous coal l,951.aw tons, while for the corresponding period ending wiuh January. 1P03. the exports were, re j-pectively. 3.112.177 and 2,T4*CTO lons. We take these figures from an article in the "New York Sun, of last Sunday. and nre fsumc that they are eorrect. The Coal Trade Journal of last week says that "l:iste.id cf supplying ony American consumers the United States ?will, in tho future. supply a large.p^rt of lhe coal requiremcnts of other parls of tbe world." The London Sta-tis, of Frfbruary _Mth, says that "American coal ls not only at. or on tli _> way 10, all tlie ?principal coallng stations of lhe Atlantic, l.ut has actually gone lnto'rhe very tieart of Europe. Hundreds of thousands of lons have been shi. ped. or are on ?charter for dclivery 'rfthe Mellterrancan, ?\?d even, it ls said, direct into tlie Morthern ports of France and German.*. * These are statements of sujw?rne Im? portance to Virginia and West Virginia. mid to all coal-producing States. In the Virghrias aro thousands of acres of thc vc.ry best steam coal, which are remot. from railroads, and which have never fl.e'en opened. The coal onines alwg the 4lne,of the Norfolk and W?slem and the 0-ew?i?-*'ke and Ohio have been BUfflciont ?up to this time to supply all demarids irom -Uifsc two States, but with all Eu? rope looitii-g Iu this direction far iuel, it will not -bc long _>rf(.rc lt will _>s nec?_K mary? ***** tap the _mflov?lope____o__ fieids. <rs ______ _l__rip . inta market CO*l liUKto that up to this tlme have been unremunera tlvc. Fortunately tor America, there ls no scarcity of coal on this side of the Atlantic. Wc have for some tlme past been Increas. in# at an enormous rate our foreign trade in Iron and various other mamifactured pioducts. It has been our. custom for years to send millions and millions ot bushcls of surplus grain, and thousands' and thousands of bales of surplus cetton abroad. Xow, it seems, we are. to ship our surplus coal to these-same market*-. Some of the skeptics have been shaking their heads and prophesying for some tinic past that the wave of prcsperl'.y which has swept ovcr this country is re ceding. For our part, we cannot but be? lieve that prosperity has only just begun; and that this country ls only having a slight foretaste of the great things that are to come. If our export trade con? tinues to grow as it has done during the past year or two our prosperity will In? crease an hundredfold. aiitherto we have been trading among ourselves, and so our wcalth has not increased hs U mir-ht have done. But when we trade with the outslde world. we bring* money from abroad, and - every dollar of profit thus brought in adds to our national wealth. We are rapidly becoming the greatest creditor nation in the world. THE NEBUASKA PL.ATFORM. We are told that tlie platfcrm cf tha national Democracy has been written and passed upon by ihe Xebraksa. Democrats in convention and approved by the Hon. V.'lliam J. Bryan, who, it ls believed, will be the nominee of the Democratic party fer the Presidency. It ls given out that Mr. Bryan did not write the platform. but that he inspired it and that before it was read to the convention he had ap? proved it throughout. It is also given out that the platform adopted by the Populist convention, in ses? sion slmultaneously In Uie city of Lin? coln. is substantlally the same as that adoi'tec by the Democrats; that "while differing somewhat in form. it coniMcts with the Democratic platform in no es sential point." Wea*e not surprised to hear this, for the platform which the Xebra:ka Dcmo ciats'adopted is honeycon.bed with Pop ulistu. "Instead of the system favored by the Republican party ur.der which imtinnal banks are to be permitted to is? sue and control the volume of paper money for their own proiit," says the financial plank, "we reiterate our demand Tor that financial system which recognizes the governmenfs sovereign right to issue all money. whether coin or paper, and we demanu the retmtion of the greenbacks as they now exist. and the retirement of national bank notes as rapidly as green? backs can be substituted i'or them." if this does not mean an unlimited is? sue of rede?mable paper money; it at least commlts the party to that principle. and must be so construed. In all candor we ask the Democrats of Virginia what they think of this? When It is given out toi'ougn the puniic press that the Nebraska platform is the platform to be adopted by the Xational Democratic Convention._ which meets in Kansas City in July, and that that platform differs in no essentiftl point from' the platform adopted by the Populists, is it not time for every true "Democrat to ]>ause and ask himself ?-whither are we drifting?" The Demo? crats, eo-called, of Xebra-ska, are Pop? ulists. They were .raised in an atmos rhcre of Fopulism and there is no e.sscn tial diiTerence between a Xebraska Dem? ocrat and a Xcbuaska Populist. They aro of the same kind. There is r.o such thing as genuine Democracy in Xebraska or in Kansas City, or in any of Uie States in that belt. The Democratic party has an opportu? nity to win this year, but if this Xebraska platform is to be, iu fact. the platform of the Xational Democracy, Uie parfy will be flayed-'alive. THE IXCREASE OF CUURENCV. It is still a question as to whether or not tho national banks will largely increase their circulation under tlie new financial law. The national bank notes, issued for six days of last week, were $5,841,960, while those destroyed were only $1,183,220. The net result is an increase of JlO.OGO.OOu since January 21st, and **7,500,O00 since Feb mary iSth. The. bomptxoller of the Ctirrency.com putes the prolit of taking our'circulation on the basis of United States 4's of 1_K)7 at 117.G7 at something more than 1 per cent., and tlie New York Journal of Com merce-says that there is no doubt that this will encourage a considerable increase in circulation. But thc Treasury oflieials do not think so. "A considerable part of the increase in circulation already taken out," says the Washington. Post. "is due to the orders which are pouring in upon the Treasury for circulation to par of bonds already plcdged- as the basis of circu? lation." This will increase the circulation about _5.00Ci,OC>0, but it is a different matter when tlie banks have to go on the mar? ket to purchase bonds to deposit in the Treasury as a basis of circulation. The new law will help undoubtedly, but it will not give the relief that the country needs for the simple reason that whenever there ls a demand for United States bonds ta be used as a basis of circulation the prlce of such bonds will at once advance to such a high -flgure as to discourage banks from purchasing them/ yet when thc banks desire to call in their notes and dispose of their bonds the price will be low. DK. HUNTlSlt M*GUIK-<_.__. ILLNESS. Thc sudden and alarmlng illness which has selzed Dr. Hunter McGulre has .aroused a sympathy for the distinguished suiferer which will be felt, not enly throughout Virginia and the South, but will touch responsive chords in many u heart across the sea. lt is not too much to say that^io Con? federate veteran has a warmer. place ln lhe hearts ot the Southern people than he, for whose speedy reeovery they are now all praylng. CUUKKXT TOPICS. The Dan \ .lie Bee says: "One of * these days. when Danviile shall have turobled to herself and started -a half Good S_*nse hundred factories and put a cool ten- thousand dollars' ? a week ? Into circulation dlreclly from' them, she will see "property advance. and all the merohutits -prosperous.- Until. then -people triU dt up late o'i__b_r> to cuss out tho Tobacco Trust. Thc tobacco trust IS. Put Oiat down. and will be: There Is no get? ting; around that It may be subjected to legislation, but the great plan is practical as a. money savcr. and It will never cease to exist. This ls not guess . work. It- ls thc .statement of a^fact. In other words tlie "good old days" whett" tobacco .was worth whatever speculatore would give for lt have passed. They will be no more." - That is good sense. and it applles ^to other places as well as to Danviile. "It is a coxidition that confronts us," and we can't change conditions by law. The man .who sits down and waits for legislation to help him to prospcr is as foolish as the Iad who ..at by thc stream and waited for tlie waiter to flow out. ? _ * The ".vashington Post labors hard to show that EDgland was not disposed to do . us a friendly turn during Is England _ur ___,_ __ith Spain. Gen Our Friend? ^ A,gci. ._ho _..as ^^ Secretary of War. thinks otherwise. In an artiele in the March number of. the ?North American Review, he says: "Great Britain stood conspicuous among the nations as our friend. Nor was- her .cordial sympathr valueless. She re? maincd strictly neutral; but her whole atlitude toward us was so unmistakably friendly that its influence in preventmg what might otherwise have occurred ln the way of European intcrvention will never be capable of full measurement. X\e owe her a deep debt of gratltude and the verv least we can do is to abstaln from intereference in her present struggle in South Africa." _ AFTBRMATH. Maud S., the famous trotter, was buried at Port Chester, N. Y-. on Monday, and hundreds of people saw the dead mare taken from the stable where she died on Saturdav. An open truckwas the hearse, and a large picture of Maud S. was tacked to the side of the truck. .Shev-as ?buried *by Dexter, the first of the great trotters Mr. Bonner ever owned. and a monument to correspond with: that mark ing Dexter's grave will be placed over Maud S. * . * The State of Kansas will have a great exposition in 1901 in celebration of the anniversary of the organization. of the Territory of Kansas. Steps have already been taken at Topcka to inaugurate the show. '> * ?-? The Philadelphia Record says that some of the hig department stores have started a movement to have the govern? ment issue a new coin of the denomina tionofhalf acent. The merchants claim i that tliey need such coins in their busi? ness. * * * Tt is rumored that Miss Sylvia Green, daughter of.Mrs. "Hetty Green, will wed the Duke De la Torre, of Spain. who is now visiting in New York. Self-Intcrest. "You don't want this terrible war in South Al'rica to stop?" "No. I don't care how long it lasts." "Want the British to whip, do you?" "No. Dont care -which whips." "Like to read about wars and battles, do you?" "No. Never read a line about 'em." "You must be a regular mule!" "No. Got 'em to sell," said the man from Missouri.?Chicago Tribune. He Spoke. Too Late. Unwelcome Suitor? "That's a lovely song. It always carries me away." She?"lf I had known how much pleasure it could give us both I would have sung it earlier "in tlie evening."? Harlem Life. Kxception Proycs tho Rulo. . "Whiskey," said the temperance lec turcr, "wiil destroy everything there is in a man." "Yes." replied the unregenerate, "ex? cept his thirst."?Boston Journal. A Stirc Cure. "There's only one way to get rid' of insomnia," said the facctious doctor. "And that?" queried his patient. "Is to go to sleep and forget about it."?Philadelphia 1'ress. Imniaterial to Him. 'But," said the old man when the for eign nobleman expressed a desh-o to marrv into the family, "you haven't told me which of my daughters you want." "Aw, yes, ? f -oiir.'ft," returned the man frcm abroad. "I?aw-" "Perhaps I should say." interrupted the old man, "that my fortune will be equally divided between them." *'Aw' well, in that case," answercd the man from abroad as he leisurely puffed a cigarette, "let them draw lots for me"?Chicago Post. Hymn io tlie Seasons. When Spring unlocks tho flowers to palnt the laughing soil; Wiien Summer's ba-iniy showers refresh the mower's toil; When Winter bind.-; in - frosty chains .. the fallow and the flood; In God the earth rejoiceth still, and owns his makc-r good. Tho birds that wake the morning, and those th-it love the shade: The winds that sweep the mountain, or lull the idrowsy glade; Tlie sun that from his amber bower re? joiceth on his way, The moon and stars, their master's name in silent pomp display. Shall man. the lord of Xature, expectant of the sky, Shall man, alone unthankful, his little praise deny? Xo; let the year forsake his course, the seasons cease to be, Thee, master, must we always love, and, Savior, honor thee. The flowers of Spring may wither, the hope of Summer fad'e. And Autumn droop in-Winter, the birds. forsake the shade; Tihe winds be lulled, the sun and moon forget thoir old decree, But we. in Xaturo's latest hour, O *Lord! will cling to thee. ?Bishop Heber. Tutt's Core All Liver 111& Prevention better than cure. Tutt's Liver Pills will hot only. cure, but if taken in' time will prevent Sick Headache, dyspepsia, biliousness, malaria,. constipation, jaundice, torpid liver ahd kindred diseases. TUTT'S Liver PILLS ABSOLUTELY CURE. fFourqtirean, Temple & Co. idStreet.-? ? $^__ ? . ?-* ,* f /i T7 O # 0 The kinds you'd expect here?the j| Perfectly 1 ailored vjowip For Dpnng* good kinds }ouve been. accustomed^ tastefullv made and more art-istically finished. newer than before, more ^ Tlie demand which made last season's sales nearly double, the one J f-of the popularity.of.fc We are prepared this spring lor grea.er -more tastes to cater to?more variety?greater scope for satisfactlon. Perhaps- irom present iud7catio"n7 we can mention the Dton Suit as. the. style of the season most ultra, but every other proper* cut? v* WSMSM:;o;uLr colors and cloths, vHth numerous littk indescribable niceties of finis h aa<y?gs ? whTchone must see to appreciate. A short teUingpf a few kinds and'some very desirable detached Skirts: fr New Tailored Gowns. ETON SUITS OF HOMESPUN. in gray*. and modes, with silk-Uned coats, per suit."?-?? ;;';X_"4?. CAMEI/S HAIR AND VICU^A SUITS, in grays and modes, witn silk-lined coats, per suit..........51. BROADCLOTH SUITS, in black and colors, silk-lined coats, extra finish per suit.*.*,;_",""."_..' . VENETIAN CLOTH SUITS, in black and colors, with appliquo and em and colors. with ? appli _uc and em lincd. cach..'...*."'-??'?* XVE SAY OF SILK WAISTo. lf you haven't seen these new ones. there's a real treat in this store for you; you can feast your eyes on an arrav of color magniflcencc, and de? lightful designing, which will be hard to duplicate. These are on the second floor. and are worth coming to see as models if you wish. but count the work and comparc the prices, and we think you'll buy these ready-made. Of Taffeta Silk. black or colored, with backs and fronts of box pkuts and bias tucks, each.Sfl.io Of Satin Duchess, black or colored, with bias tucks, back and front. cach....'...SS Of Taffeta Silk, colored. elaborately tucked ahd corded all over, each..$9.00 Of Taffeta Silk, with tucks and in serteti bands of white revering, pastel colorings, each.512 Of Taffeta Silk, newest colorings, elaborately tucked and appliqued in bands of white, each...$14 Silks of Importance. A short story of some weighty vaiues?A .speeial ln Colored-Polnted Chlnas, about twenty-five new pat? terns, best colorings, 24 Inches wide, at per yard.?c NEW FOULARDS, fashion-accepted tints and patterns, j at per yard. 75c. 85c. Sl, and.?1-25 SATIN DUCHESS, of extra quality, one piece, black, 24 inches wide, at per yard.S1-50 LIBERTY SATIN, all-silk.. for waists, per yard.S1-50 BLACK TAFFETAS, extra vaiues, all grades, at per yard, 60c, 73c, SOc, S5c, 51 and.-$L25. CREPE DE CHINES, white. black and newest colorings, 23 inches wide, extra fine, per yard...:.?Sl SILK REMNANTS. a stock clear ance, lengths range from 1 to 5 yards, big lot, good picking. ? Detached Skirts. GOLF OR RAINDY-DAY SKIRTS. double faced cloth, solid on either side, each.*7-S0 WALKING SKIRTS, fine ehevfotts; in Oxford or gray; each.$5 WALKING SKIRTS of Homespun. in grays, Browns and Oxfords. each $6 to.? "WALKING SKIRTS, fine cheviots, Serges and Vicunas, with appliqued silk trimmings, each, $7.50, $9 to....$12. Imported Liiiens. Another lot is here, part of a big order placed before the advance ot Prices abroad. If you've had to buy linens recently. from concerns who buy them ln the usual way, you've expei^t enced what this means, and you'II a'p preclate these valnes doubly, particu? larly since every piece is Fisken bought; pure linen. GO-inch Damask, full bleached, all linen, per yard.'.60c P2-inch Damask, extra heavy, all linen, per yard.69? ' 72-inch . Damask. all linen. extra. line, per yard.? ?* &c 72-inch Damask. extra fine, double. per-yard....:..-H-oO and $L_o DA-.LA.SK TABLE SETS, cloth and riapk.ns to match; cloth 8x12 c-uartcrs napkins, 5-S size. per set.5t> Another. extra fine. cloth, Sxll quar? ter-" napkins to match, size 5-S, set $1 NAPKINS, all linen, 5-S size, per yard...r-.r.--**? $1 Bitter grades. at per dozen. $L2". $1.50, $2.50 to......$3.50 Napkins. all linen, 3-4 size, at par dozen. $1.50, $i50 $4 to.......$7.50 DOTLIES. all linen, size, 16xlS Inchos, per dozen.-.'?.** Better ones, with whipped frlnge, at._..$-.25 and $1.50 Extra grades, at .per dozen. $2, $2.50 to.W TOWELS. Linen Huck, heromed. size, 15x26 Inches, per dozen...$1.50 TOWELS. Linen Huck, hemmed. size. 20x40 inches, per dozen...,$2 TOWELS, Hemstitched. Damask border. 20x10 inches. per dozen-$2:50 Same, hemmed. size, __lxt2 Inches. two weights, per dozen.$3.50 and $3 TOWELS, Huck and Damask. hem? stitched, 42x43 Inches, per dozen, 3_. and.$5 TOWELS, Huck and Damask. hem? stitched, size, 46x50 inches, extra quality, very fine, por dozen.$0 Spring Uaderwear, In all the wanted weights and Iengths of sleeve, in cotton, lisle or silk. and all the various comblnatlons. Speeial vaiues in Ribbed Cotton Vests. low neck and no sl-eves, each at 13Vic Real Lisle Thread at 19c; Extra Fine Lisle, each at.25c % Fourqurean, Temple & Co., 429, E. Broad St. ^?^?^?^^'??i/fc'*^ FRESH GOSSIP Prof, McGiffert Retires From the ? Presbyterian Church. BISHOP POTTER ON PHILIPPINES' -V Youtl.ful Couple EIopcs?Drew a Blank in thc Lotteryof .lur riage?"S. S. Deane" Said. to b_ a Woman, NEW YORK, Harch 20.?Speeial.?It is announced to-day that Prof. Arthur C. McGiffert, of Union Theologlcal Semi? nary, has withdrawri from Uie Presbyte? rian church. lie has written a lottc-r to Moderator Dullield, of the New York Prcsbytery, asking that his name be stricken from the role. Prof. McGiiford ha- for some time been under a charge of heresy. lt grew out of .statements made by the Union Scminary professor in a historical book concerning the early Apostolic age. Thc Presbytcry o? Pittsburg overturncd the General As? sembly of 1S9S, and the case came up again at Minnca.polis last year, to which bodv Prof. McGiffert sent a long letter in rfelf-defense. T'he Assembly waa over whelmlngly against him. A committee of the New York Presby? tcry labored all last summer a:.d fall over the case. A few weeks ago Prof. McGif? fert called together a company of his Viends, and asked their advice, and told them he would follow it and wlthdraw: Miss Lillian Crummer, a slender young woman of delicatc appearance, testified before Recorder Goff yesterday concerning tiie E. S. Dean Co. Tne interesting feat? ure of her testimony was that "E. S. Dean" was a woman, and that Kellogg was her manager. Xora Crocker, a_ed sixteen, and Paul Weybccker, aged eleven, have disappear ed from the Fisher Home in Paterson, N. J., and itls believed that they have elop. ed. This inshitution ls connected with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. At last accounts the run r-.wavs had not been found. . BISHOP POTTER'S CHANGE OF VIEW Bishop Potter has undergone a change of sentiment concerning our duty in thc Philippines. As is well known he has ju_-t returned from a visit to Manila and in speaking to the subject yesterday he said that it mattered little as to what views were held two years. ago. The United SUites nad gone ahead and taken the isl? and and was now in control. ?'Whatever v.e mig'it have done a year or so ago," he went on. "there is but one thing for us to do now, and that is to administer the government of the islands and to as? sume thc responsibility for their future. No one else is likely to undertake it. ?'Having once undsrtaken the job of gov? erning the Philippines, the United States cannot turn back. No American would _es his country undergo the humillation of gl%-ing up territory once acquired. The military administratlon of the islands ls bevond praise. General- Otis has not re? ceived half the recognltlon h6 deserves. He has acted'.-with great wisdom. New questions are arising daily, and he handles them with discretion. "One thing is evident, and that is that the Filloinos are as yet in no condition for self-government."' If: a civil govern? ment were imposed a large military force would be needed to malntain it- Part of the populatlon might be spoken of as in a condition of semi-revolt. "Several friends of Aguinaldo,' contin? ued the Bishop, "called upon me in Hong Kong, and they led me to think that they did not. feel that tliere was much prospect of success for his midertaklng. The bet? ter class of Filipinos sire becoming satis fied that American occupatlon means in ireased prosperity and. are not raas-ngany objections." - : '.'? ' * . - MISS THRR.Y-BETTER. i '. Miss EHen Terry returned to Sir Henry Irvin_*s support at the Knickerbocker last night and received a cordial welcome. She was looking botter and brighter th_ui for some time past She o_:pects to sroon nos* Iwlthout interrupjlbn until the end or her engagement in New York. . : "The Caslno Girl," a new-local .olaar, was produced at the Oaslno last night DREW S_DR__WS FOR WTFE... In. February- last A-u_?ust Klose ;aarf ^George CBMU were fcotb ia love *s_t__ Emma Bergasch, aged sixteen. The girl could not decide which man she preferred, so suggested that they draw straws for her. The men did this and Klose won the prize. He and the girl were married and lived together more or l-*ss happlly until Sunday night when 'Mrs. Iilose, disappear ed. Klose said that beforb she left his wife said that she was tired of married life and would live with him no longer. He said that he thouetht that he had drawn a, prize, but he now thinks differ The Tribune says: Boland B. "tfolineux is the champion checker player among fhe eis-ht candidates for the electnc chair inSing Sing prison. The players each have a board in their cells and a set of blach and white checkers. The moves are made bv both players. The players in turn shout to an opponent what move they intend to make. When a game be? tween -vlollneux and Dr. Kennedy is plaved, the other prisoners watch it close lv by moving their checkers at the call of Uie players. These two pla-y the beet game. _I__.__K^,D FOR $2.ooo,000. The World savs that John B. AlcTJort ald, the man who has contracted to con struct the underground railway, has been insured for $''.000,000, which is saiu to be the largest amount of insurance ever placed on one man, exceedlng tha<- car? ried by John Wanamaker, by nearly half a mllllon. He is fifty^ix years of age weighs 155 pounds. is five feet se\en inches in height. cats and dnnks moder ately po-ses the greater part of his time in fh" open air. ard has never known a Serious iilness in M-* life. He is. tnere fora a good risk and his "expectancy is 1GTheysurn'declares that there ls no truth iu th3 story. TtiR Dry Dock nt Ship Yards. A *reat deal of work is now in pro? gress" along the river near the Tngg "hin-vards. Plans are being perfected by the THgg Company, which when finished alargo force. of men will be put to work extending the yard from their present situation, at the head of the dock, to Justis Island. T.i?fte A dry-dock will be erected on Justis Island'in a short time, which willtaKe about eighteen months to finish. Ways will also be erected on the island, upon which the cruiser Galveston is to be built. m ""When all these improvements are com? pleted and tho new machinery, which was ordered some tlme ago, is put in, the-hir.-yards will have trebled its present capaclty" and will -naturally more than double "its present working force of more than S00 men. Tho work of taking the machinery out of the submarine -torpedo-boat Tlunger, which has lately arrived here from Bal? timore. was begun yesterday, and the large floating derriek "Bull" was for the 'first time put in operation. _. SPRING HAS C03IE and with it.the usual lassitude, languor and and inertia. The manner in which you drag your weary Umbs around and the indifference which you show.to pass ing events. indlcates Uie sluggishness of your blood. Disease is largely In^evl^ dence, and if you do not takea Blood Purifier at once tho consequences maj be more serious than you think. As a tonic AlteraUve Dr. David s Iodo Ferrated Sarsaparilla has no sup?nor. .For Eczema, Itch, Bolls, Mmples. Scrofula. Old Sores. Catarrh, and ah Skin and Blood Diseases Dr. David s Iodo-Ferrated Sarsaparilla is the cure 5 It c-ores where others fall. It wlli.-give. you health and strength by making pure blood. thus ellmlnating all taint and dis? ease from the system. Don't be led to take some much advertised nostrum. but inslst -upon having the jjenuine Dr. David's Ioda-Ferrated Sarsaparilla. Read what (Dr. J. W. Smith says of it: Reidsv-ille, Xi C, Oct 17, 1S93. Owens & Minor Drug Company, Rich? mond, Va.: Dear Sirs,!-T<Please send me three dozen Dr. David's Iodo-Ferrated Sarsaparilla. I have entirely sold out Uie last lot I regard your Dr. Davld's Iodo-Ferrated Sarsaparilla .as the best alteraUve prepa ratloh that T~ have ever come in con tact with during-a period ofmany years ln the drug business and in the practlce of medicine. It: seljs Ibetter " than any other'-: arUcle that, I iiapdle, and I fre .quenUy prescrlbe it in cases where indl cated,'and always with the best results. Yours truly; : JV XV. E-SB-ZtTH^M. D.. (Physlcian andvDrugglst. If you cannot procure It of your drug gist or merchant write to us. Trice'1*1-a botUes; six bottles. for J5.V ' r . OWEXS& mXOR j*OfKUG OO-, .-.. Bichmond, /jVfc,. , RHODES HOPES FOR AGQUITTAL The Prisoner Thinks He Was J ustified in Killing Barnett. HIS WIFE OFTEN VISITS HIM. Hc Has Little to Say to the Other In iuates of the Prison?Says Any Man Would Have Doue ' Exactly as He Did "William J. Rhodes. who is now a pris? oner at the city jail, charged with the murder of XV. Frank Barnett, was seen yesterday and asked for a statement. "I feel confident that I -will be ac quitted," said the prisoner. "What do you think of your trouble with Barnett?" "I think that I did exactly what any other man would have ,done. but I don't care to discuss the matter, *>ecause I have been asked not to do so by my counsel." Rhodes intimated that he might commit the same crime over again under simiiar circustances. He said that he did not bc lieve a man had a right to rob a farnily of its good name'with impunity and with? out punishment. He thought that his was a case ln .vhieh no jury would convict in any way. The jprisbner was very chccrful, and seemed to be in the best of heaith. He does not have anything to say to the other prisoners, and refuses to talk about his caso to any one at the . jail. His wife visits him. auite often, and the scenes are very affecting when they meet. Mr. H. M. Smith, Jr., is the couuscl for the -prisoner. and he will make a bold fight for acquittal. / FOR ELECTORAT LARGE. Senator Barksdale Will be a Candi? date at the Convention. State- Senator William P. Barksdale. of Hallfax, will be a candidate for elector at large on the Democratic ticket. A numbor of his friends, many of them being members of the Legislature, havo called on hhn to allow his name to be used and he has consent ed to do so. -The electors at large will be chosen by the State Convention, wtnch meets at Nor? folk. Mr. Barksdale expects to win and ?he will stump the State for the ticket. He is one. of tbe most effective stump speak ers in his party. in Virginia. Ttev. Dr. Hntson's A.iiitv-*rssry. : lhe Tifty-sixth . anniversary of the 'birth of Rev. Dr. J. B. Hutson will be ^celebrated on next Sunday at the Pine ? Street Baptist Church. j For nearly. one-half of his life he served as pastor of this congregation, thaving accepted a call to the church on : October S. 1S72, and entered upon the pas toral duties November 7th. Colon-d -Vickham Better. 'Information was received here yester | day that Colonel W. F. Wickham, who ;was shqt.at his h .me, in Powhatan coun? ty, on last Sunday, was somewhat im rproved and that his condition was more favor.able. ? Democrats Meet. The Olympia Democratic Club will meet at their hall. at Harrison and Leigh S'treets, at 8:30 o'clock to-night. The pub? lic ls Invited *to attend. SPOTTSYLVANIA TELEPHONES. A Magnificent New- Steamer on ttw Potomac River. _._tEDE--IC__SBU<RG, VA.. March ?V Speeial.?The', recently-organized Si>o'_?fl-< vania Telephone Company ls rapidly puah ing lt_? line hetween tbe Courthouse ?ad Fredericksburg- to completion. and ln a few-*weeka-communieation will be. had' with this city- , The line will also connect Massaponai and Sunlight with the Court? house and thia city. Former president ?ev. Dr. A. P. Saun? ders of 'Frederic-tsburg College. .3 crtl cally ill at Ws honae in Wyth#vttle I -jfli, cwam9P of Mt*- Ka_# Uam* 1 865-1 9?Q. Have stood tlie test of 35 years on }&g, OORN And AH Spring Crops, The demand increasing* every year, which ia the best evidence o their value and pnrity. Every* Bag guaranteed to be of Standard Quaiity ? BRANCH YIRGINTA-CARGL'.NA CHEMfC-U. CO. R.ehmond, Va. WOOB'S HiGH-GRADE I j. Our business in Farm Sasd3 is to-day one of the largest in this Country. A result due to the fact that Quajuty has always been our first con? sideration. We supply all Seeds required for ihe Farnrr Grass and Clover Seeds, Cow Peas. Cotton Seed, Seed Oats, Seed Corn; Soja Navy and Velvet Beans; Sorgiuims, Broom Corn, Kaffir Corn, Peanuts. Miiiet Seed, Rape, Etc. Wood's Descriptive Catalogue gives the fuilest Information about these and all other Seeds; b*s: methods ot' culture. soll o?uC adaptcj for different crops ,v.id practlcal hlnts as to what are likely to prove most protitable to grow. Catalogue mailed free upon rtquest. T. W. WOOD & SONS, Seerismen, Richmond, Va. who is critically 111 at her home ln thia city, igL unlmproved, and her brother. Mr. Conway Lawrence, of Vlcksburg; Mlss.? has arrived here. Rev. Sparks W. Malton, pastor of the Franklin Square BapUst Church of Bal? timore. who has been called to the Frst Baptist Church, Augusta. Ga.. ls a eous in of Mr. (B. *U Melton, ot this eity. The new steamer Northumberland* which ls belcg built hy the Weema* LIm to run.on the Potomac. and whieh-will Ibe. completed about May "tst; is said to h-i very. handsome," and larger than any et the Rappahannock stearners. Sha will draw nine feet of water. Mr. Octavus. Hudson. of Baltlmoroi, ha? located In JJorthumberland County. Congressman John F. Rlxey has f*?nt $10 to the Confederate Monument As*o-? ciatton, ot Orange. and wri:es< that ho esteems It a prlvltege to contrttrata to a Confederate monument- ^^ Sergeant Richard Flotcher. of Company F FUteenth Infantry,. U. S. .A,- ls -rfslt ingr his parents, Mr. and ybs^ G*&$* Flrtcber.-at th?lr h<*w v**rj?ix ?*?**?