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IF THE DATE OPPOS1TE 11 tl ??*$*:
MARCH 21, li'OO.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The Dan \ .lie Bee says: "One of * these
days. when Danviile shall have turobled
to herself and started -a half
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." _
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
'> * ?-?
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?
* * *
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.
"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.
Core All
Liver 111&
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.
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.
gray*. and modes, with silk-Uned
coats, per suit."?-?? ;;';X_"4?.
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.*.*,;_",""."_..' .
and colors, with appliquo and em
and colors. with ? appli _uc and em
lincd. cach..'...*."'-??'?*
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.
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...$14
Silks of Importance.
A short story of some weighty
vaiues?A .speeial ln Colored-Polnted
Chlnas, about twenty-five new pat?
terns, best colorings, 24 Inches wide,
at per yard.?c
NEW FOULARDS, fashion-accepted
tints and patterns, j at per yard. 75c.
85c. Sl, and.?1-25
SATIN DUCHESS, of extra quality,
one piece, black, 24 inches wide, at per
LIBERTY SATIN, all-silk.. for
waists, per yard.S1-50
BLACK TAFFETAS, extra vaiues,
all grades, at per yard, 60c, 73c, SOc,
S5c, 51 and.-$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.
double faced cloth, solid on either side,
WALKING SKIRTS, fine ehevfotts;
in Oxford or gray; each.$5
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
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
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_.
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.
Prof, McGiffert Retires From the
? Presbyterian Church.
-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 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 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
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. _.
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
.-.. Bichmond, /jVfc,. ,
The Prisoner Thinks He Was J ustified
in Killing Barnett.
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. /
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.
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
R.ehmond, Va.
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,
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
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 ?*?**?

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