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THE RICHMOND DISPATCH-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19
1897. a --a?-a?.. s iiiia?..?Mlawaa--a?-,?i i ii ?-??-?aa-a m s??wi mi i ?a., *. i-* ? Un? A o w n I ^^^^^_^^_^^^' a^taal^^^^^sm aal?aasaaa-a* ?sa?aaaaaaal THE RICHMOND DISPATCH. BY THE DISTA?CH COMPANY. The DAILY PIM'A ?VII I? delivered to Subscribers at FIFTY CENTS rer month, payable to tho carrier weekly or monthly. Mailed at $6 per Annum; 13 for alx months; ftJI for three months; H) cent? for one month. Price p?r copy, I c??nt?. Th? WEEKLY DISPATCH at ? per annum. Tho SUNDAY DISPATCH at Ml P?r annum, or 71 cents for six months. Subscriptions in all cases payable In advance, ?nd no paper seaftteasl alter the expiration of IBS time paid 1er. post-omc? money order, check, or regis? tered letter. Currency sent by mail will be at the ri?k of the sender. Subscribers Wishing their post-oftlce changed must give their old as well ?s their r.ew post Dtnis. Sample copies fr?e. ADVERTISING RATES. HALF INCH OR LESS, I Urn? . I time? . S time?. S time? . U time? . 1 month . month? . 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The tagkey tbat escape*] lbs Beylla of Thanksgiving-Day will be B thrice lucky bird should he s'irvive tin? ?'liaryl Christmas. For him tbe melanch il* taya have come, th? most perilous of tbe year. Indeed, wc think we bear a dis? tinct plaint In his ^?.l?b?.- and notice a less confident motion in ail strut as the season of "good cheer" approaches. Yea, the alaughtcr will be general and the more so since the cold storage Bjreteea now in operation In all large citl.-s per? mits dressed fowls to be kept lad? Unit? ly. Of old, turkeys came to Richmond in droves, oft?-n from far-distant Bounties, end from Tennessee and Kentucky. Tbe** were driven just as ?beep mat I were, and were as easily managed, >*\'-?.'i?t at nightfall. As late as Governor Wlse'l day a drove of tnrkeya en route to Bacon's-guarter branch, via Governor and Oepltol streets, ehaaoed to la? th? Washington monument win n dusk tame. And then, at the eoiiiiiiai.d - gobbler-general of the ging, and La dak flanee Of the drovers, and in contempt of the State, they flew upon tbe fences and of the Capitol .Square ami went to roost. But early aast Baon?Bg they ready to resume their march and bo,?n on their way to Qoddin'g T.iv in. That famous Brook-avenue hostelry, which survives to this day, in a goals what dciayed ataje, was the rendezvous for drovers in particular, and tho ! of good food and good liquor In gen Hither about Cbrlstmas time came many from various pails of tbe Blata; some on baaineas, .?"tue aa pleasure. And counted as one of the cblSaSet Of tbe lat? ter was the Christmas turkey matches, or target shootings. About thia BQBBOD of the year in all that neighborhood turk?iy shooting matches were la pro gress. The BClBSB were live turkeys Bad the winners were those who struek m ur sst the "bull's ey?r" of the rod? target. Bhotguna and rifles both wero used. These matches caused the gata? ring of many men?men of all ?l?greos Slid nume? rous were tho disputations that arose du? ring the course of the contests. Some? times there were list lights. And. alas! here and there throughout the land guns Were used and there were killings. In that day whiskey had the same effect Upon men that it has now. And-'?, was easier to get. It could he bought as cheaply us 2? or 30 cents per gallon, an? a fin? quality was obtainable at fr?-iii ','., cents to $1. Hence, the "turkey matches" w?re looked upon not without dread by n?rvoua wives of drinking husbands ami parents of "wild" sons. In numerous of the books descriptive of the old South accounts of these matches appear. There Is a particularly notable chapter on them In "Georgia Seems.'' But the turkey drovers had other cua tomers besides the target ?shooter?. Huck? sters, hotel men, beads of families, snd others came to them to buy. And next in imp?rtame to Bacon's Quarter branch as a turkey market was *'ihe Basin bank"?tho harbor and land? ing of the canal-boats that ran between nond and Buchanan. Thousands of turkeys?some alive, some rtrrraaod came t? Klchmond on tbeso ! Weil, the t Inhabitant recalls the merry notes of the incoming boatman's horn; the crowd that awaited his Unding, and tho eagerness with which his stock of turkeys, eggs, applea, meats, etc.. were scanned and bargained for by the would be buyers. \\ lid turkeys In plenty were brought into our markets In those halycon days Some come now, but It Is not often that they are found to be in A No. 1 condi? tion. They are not at their best If t?o fresh; nor. for the matter of that, is the domestic turkey, or any gam,-. lu thos?. days turkey Bayers had t?> w.it h th.? stat? of the weather cleeely, because thrlr cottveniencea for Seeplm dres*. d fowls w?i,- 1.-w. As a rule, they atoi.d them In cellars, and an extraor? dinarily warm season nt Chrlstaaas wouhl them heavy losses. Then, too, the pru?l?-iii ii luaewlfe calculated by the Btate of the weather whether tur: Would a? ?! desrlj* or cheaply. It 1? different now. Tbe w ailier la not ?<? important a factor in tho tW market a? formerly. la tho eald-sts ' kept In ? .I i for an Indefinite time. Indeed, the mat. who ?joe? Into a rer.tuuro.ut no? day? m,?I order? a canves-back duck, for If- -??< ?.. Sana not knot? (?ad ?.ale? uct? ai <-r !?? ar db B*< It? 'H, lb to th Co th v.? I.II ts la, l" t!. sa i - bo SCI tb ii hi t\ m be la: 1 b.i % Ja Is o? es li? te Is b: !a 1)( Bl th Pi Bl !.. Is tl ci? te bl ti i tc Bl II ?ether that duck wan killed yesterday was killed a year ago, and has since en In cold storage. -The tut key, the potato, and Indian corn e among the many blessing? that th? ?covery of America conferred upon the >rld. Before the turkey made It? way un Mexico to Spain, and thence to irk'-y, and thence to England, and ence to orr own shores, tho goose was be ?eon upon every Christmas table In o Old World. Occasionally, the pca .'k was similarly used; but he wa? en, us now, a high-priced bird, more lual.lc. Indeed, for his plumage, than p his nit.it. Now the domain of the ikey comprises all tho Chrlstinaa cele ating countries. Here and there the ose has some hold, but the turkey Is - fa<*ortta, "by a large majority." And ch is his Importance that lectures have en dcllv.i.-d and bocks written, telling w he should be fattened, killed, dressed, jffed, cooked, carved, and eaten. In 1 : t-namt-el duty we And millions of el -It-ii's. And as for the (yoking of m, we think It is best done upon a spit. >r stuffln-r, either oysters or chestnuts ay be used, but the amateur cook would tt. r venture to use the former than the Her. in the ancient directions for cooking II was set forth that the hare [( ht to bi caught fir?'. W* suppose the BBS i In inspection should be observe? cooki-ig a turkey. And for want of I that direction, wo greatly fear at in all the cities of this land there i | many who will have no -d to consult cook-le-ieks to find out m to COOb tiirk<->?. Alas, that it should I .. Would that tha lots of Uod and | that wo are all of one family ?gbt M stir our hearts as to make us arch out tha poor and provide a, turkey Family. ,\V<- may load our Chri.-t .s tabla v?ith the royal? -s: turkey at aver strutted, bat ara shall not ive the tppstlta wherewith to enjoy bita our MBSCtonoa smites us because of ity unfulfilled towards our poor neigh >rs. HVI'XOTIS*?. K corresponde nt writes us asking "upon hat scientific prlncipk-s hypnotism is iscel." Also, If It has been "fully In? stigated and w?ii:li-"l in the balance tlici.i?y," and If Its power "has been My sag seriously considered." Further, ! wishes to know "If It has been itabUsheg as a science." Searching ques :>iiH th1, so be. As the Dispatch understands the mat r, hypnotism Is a condition very slml r to somnambulism, which Is produced ,' artificia] m nana it is based, in gene 1 terms, on the fact that the mind can ! dazed, but tho underlying scientific in-,-ipl.-s are not fully understood, and 10 theories on the subject depend upon iys;ol(.|-it al propositions which are too u-tnise to be easily explained. It has >en quite fully invi-stig.ited, but there a diff?rente of opinion as to the ac? ial value. Of the investigations; it is very Ttala that all of them do not des- rv? be call.il judicial. Two very formlda e difflcultlc-s obstruct the pursuit ot lese lnquirieor_one Is the incorrigible pro ?nsity of the subjects of the experiments ? d-ie ive. many of these persons being rrant frauds; and the other Is the credu ty of tho experimenters, who are often 'y satisfied with th*ir ?suits. And, besides, the practice of the rt has be-on to ling and so completely ?onopoltzed by charlatans that reputable nd qualiii.-d obst rv.-rs Justly distrust Its ?anif? stations, and are loth to B 1th It, fr?r th'-y do not feel that they are lually match? i v.ii'-n contesting with raotlcsd impostors. No faith what'-ver can be put In the ravelling expounder? of its mysteries, nd it is a Bheer waste of mental energy ) attend to anything they say or do. till, hypnotism must be regarded as an stablished science, to tho extent, at -MaSt, that it has been studied by itrust 'orthy scientific men, who vouch for the eality of some of the phenomena claimed or it. Thl re se ems to be no doubt that mprcssionable persons, whose nervous ystems are disordered, can by hypnotic ncthods have their will partially Bup , so that they are dispo: i ta bey up to a certain limit suggestions nade to them by the hypnotiser. The ange and amount of the influence which an be thus exercised are, however, quite estrlctcd, being by no means as stu lendous as enthusiasts have declared hem to be. It Is very questionable vhother a person of ordinary sense, whil. n the hypnotic slumber, can be made to lo anything ho does not choose to do, ind when one asserts, as an excuse for ils rascality, that he was hypnotized, it s well to have In mind the old dictum, hat "not everybody whose eyes are shut s asleep." No unimpeachable observer ?as verified the extraordinary manifest.i lons shlob have boon attributed to some of this state, such as reading - .il- tl letters, eoelng into closed boxes, lescriblng occurrences in distant places, ni-! ?ven foretelling future events. All ludieious inquirers are satisfied that these llsplaya are delusions or deceptions. It should be pointed out to amateur hypnotists that it is a very risky ex? perience for the living human brain when It Is used for a plaything. Irreparable Injury may be ?lone to the victim of their play, for "that way lies maelness." It is as if a watch were made to run back? ward;, and the teeth of its wheels sprung out of gear for tho fun of seeing the works Jerk and hearing them clink ami clatter. So great is the <lang<r of last? ing harm, wbl' h Is sure to come It this rude? strain of the nervous system Is of? ten repeatc'l, that many conscientious physicians hesitate to use hypnotism even as a curative agent. It Is a shame that travelling l'.iklrs are allowed to attempt It upon children, and that children are taught by the contagion of example to attempt to practlc? it themselves; and, therefore, tho medical profession, know? ing how demoralizing and otherwise in? jurious are these public exhibitions of so called hypnotism, Is almost unanimous In advising that they be prohibited by law. After many years' search the grave of Captain Samuel C. Held, the alleged de? signer of the Star? and Stripes, or, at least tho Buggester of the "E Pluribus I'num" motto, has been located beyond dispute, It Is announced, In Greenwood ry, Brooklyn. It will be appro? priately marked with one monument out of many by an association formed for the purpose. Our present Legislature Is of an invet.. tigating disposition. This makes the pro? ceedings v.ry lively, and It also gives work to the stenographer?. Both are ob? jects that aro to be commended. We must confess a fear that Mr. i I popularity In Mexico may be du? tn Durt tu hi? dinner-giving proclivities. CANADIAN II \\M\?. ?VSTEM. In tha December No. or the Bank ?rB* Magasine Mr. George Wilson dis? eases at length "The Future of Canadian Janklng." Incidental to the main ques lon treated there are In the article some act? and suggestions bearing on the com ?aratlvo merits of the Canadian banking lystem and the existing United Ste.tes latlonal banking system, which, we hink, may prove pertinent to our pre lent currency reform agitation. Mr. Wilson, In giving an account of the iBtabllshlng of the Canadian, bank-note lystem, calls attention to the "project ?rought down by the Hon. John Rose, as Minister of Finance In the first Federal -arllamerit, to deprive the banks of their Ight to Issue notes nnd to ?ubstltute herefor an exclusivo government Issue," md then comments as fol'ow?: "The debate was long and spirited, but iventually the formidable array of Bfga? nent aiMut-ed by the- banks and the iress producoel its effects upon Part?a? nent, and the measure was r> There can bo no doubt that the defeat of his project, furiously psopoami by th 'overnmt-nt of the day, was the nn-ans if saving the country in after years from i state of things analogous to that with rblcb the United Btataa baa baaa f"r ?o ong chronically nfllicteel?viz.. a national urrenc-y, Inflexible and utterly Inade uat<-." Kif-rrlng to the matter of safeguard? ing tho notes nnd la-gtslatkra to pre .ent loss to holders of notes of aa-petU? ?d banks, Mr. Wilson says: "The defect was ameliorated by the 'ormation of the bunk emulation re? I'-mpiiou fuiiel, which guar.ntt .-d the .aynitiit of ull notes of a failed bank ivlthin sixty days of its susp.-nsjon, to iether with Interest at "> I" r cant, fr-tii ?ate: of failure to date of rede-mptiOh, Tho fund Is in tho custody of tha g"v rnm.-nt, anil Is compos-wl of contribu? tions from (Ue-li Lank of an amount egoal i-. :, p?r .en:, -of its asaraga raaiij* oh> :-iilation, adjusted on July 1st of each fOtt, ;,!?d b. aiin:- .' Ptt CSOt interest, und hi drawn agstnat only in tin- avant of a tallsd bank I ssaeta proving ir.sutll cient to meet Its circulation, if tha timount so drawn axceeds the contribu? tion to tha fund, bald oa aooounl of tho failed bank, tha d, :i.-i.my is supplied by j tho other banks In proportion to the? fimount held on their respective accounts. | j, l.ank issues prior to tha r- \ i ; >ii of UN wore ait.j.i-t te- ... .i.' when circulated ' In Quartan remote from their plac? of t Issue. A provision in the new act re-- e quires each bank ta -establish an agency* f for the redemption of its notes at the commorcial centres of -saeb province. By the above enactments the note Issues wire placed upon an Indisputably sound basis, and, more-ov- r. a? ?juin d a com? plete national character." In touching upon the comparative value of the two systems?the Canadian and ttie- 1'iiiieei Btataa utiaiial baahlsg terns?to perform tho legitimate functions of banking during, and withstand the strain of, seasons of panic and trade de? pression, Mr. Wilson makes these obser? vations: "Without dealing with each successive ib piession through which the country ha? passed since confederation, It Is only ne c as. ary to instance that of 1W3 as the best exemplification of the qualities of our banking system under trying circum? stance s. During that and tha two fol? lowing years countless enterprises of t \ety daaCfiptlon la all parts of the world succumbed to tho. strain. No nation en? joyed entire immunity from the ?w- p of the great tidal wave of depression, but re-view of th" effect upon Canada. M comparec? with many otln-r countries, j more especially the groat republic to our south, cannot but prove a aubjaat for s--lf-congrat-ji.itie in, and a tributo to the solidity of our conservative monetary :ii. The conditions of things wcra very slmi! ir in l.e.Mi countries, but ?Canada being poaaasa? I of one of the mo.-t ad? mii.'Ho banking systems In the. worH, int in ing a staunch and sound currency, unexcelled In Its elasticity, survived the storm in a way which elicited world wi-l-e comment. '"l he- aasse -egret*? of success cannot be said to have attended our neighbors who arara so handicapped by defective?. In? flexible, anil lasdajetjuata currency. Du? ring the panic period of UaS?-S| das In tho I'nited States d( I or cent., while In Ca?ad;- tha nieriatH only 3 per cent. Iniring the aame i bank loans in thee Unltsd St it s el ?leased about 11 p-r cent., and in Ta?ada tho da-crsaaa was sligbtly over i -per Call money in N't-w V-irk on Juna Et, was 7;: per cent., ami on July 1. ! reached tho extraordinary rate of ige) p. r cent.! la Canada the rate remain -d prsc? tlcally undisturbed. The few facts -a** will serve to show the -adsan-tagsa "f an alastlo currency during periods of dis? tress." Mr. Wilson has full faith In the tblllty of tho Canadian banking system to meet the requirements of Canada's business for years to come, and presents many facts and figures In addition to tn? r.b tro, which throw light upon the constitution and working of th? system. We have, however, quoted enough from his .irticlo. we think, to sustain the contention that thoso engaged in formulating acht-mca of currency and banking reform might not go amiss In studying the Canadian sys? tem carefully. THE NEW GERMAN' IIAX?.A. Some of our contemporaries are having considerable fun over the speeches of Kmperor William, of Germany, and his brother, Henry, to each other, on the occasion of the latter's sailing away to take command of tho former's "naveo" la the waters of far Cathay. Well, It does appear that both of the speakers we to.- on their hi>-h horses, and there Is no question that the remarks of each, as tranalstsd from the German Into Eng llsh by the currospomlents, partake large? ly of tho bombastic and "hifalutln.' " Yet, it is ma Impossible that some of our Fourth-of-Juiy orations translatai from the English into German would Im? press tho German public as not the re? finement of good taste and mod That aside, how -vt-r, it Is not likely thai the speech of Emperor Will am, taken by und through, will be whistled down th-j wind by the other European Towers, as a mere passing and character? istic ebullition In adulation of himself and his ancestors. Mixed with what may be considered on this side of tho water M very extravagant and toploftlcal senten? ces, were some utterances In which the rest of Europe will see decided signifi? cance, as outlining German policy. The Kniperor'a frequent allusion? to the Hansa let in a broad light upon objects of Germany's naval demonstra? tion In ?.hi?ese water?, albeit William may be considered us having been a little off In his declaration that the Hansa feil Into decny because Imperial protec? tion was lacking. Many causes contri? buted to the disruption of the Hanseatlc League, which, aa the Emperor well said, was one of the most powerful enter; : the world ever knew. Until the 11 not towns got to quarrelling um-?im themselves, and the discoveries of the sixteenth century began, by the opera? tions of natural laws, to divert trade Into new channels, the Hansa was abun? dantly able to protect Itself, as Its making and unmaking of Kings and Princes and the battles of its fleets de? monstra to. As a matter of fact, the lesertlon of the herring" had mor? to ? with thn Hnnsit's tumbling to pieces an had lack of Imperial protection, evertheleas, these facts do not militate ?alnst the serious menace to the trade other nations embrac?d In the new ansa William has proclaimed. Reduced to Its final analysis, the Em rror's speech means that Germany Is Klao-Chau bay to stay, and that the ordB "made In Germany" are to con ont other European nations In China i th?.y have been recently doing in !' i Baj?rteos of the globo. In declaring at In the astonishing development of e commercial Interests of the empire was his duty to follow the new Ger nn nansa, and to afford It the protec >n It Is entitled to demand from the tnplte and the Emperor, William uttered i Great Britain, France, and Rus a a challenge to a trado struggle the Far East that cannot be mistaken. It bl true- that Emperor William is not pun!? tit speaker. But It Is also true iat he kii'iws what he wants; that be -! be llnlshc-s ppeakinr, he always man? ses to tell what ho wants, and that he ?m-rally gets what he wants In the long in. BUM thifyim:." JAWEr*. RIVER. Th?. action of our City Council in grant g th?. franchises asked for by the Vir? ria Deetrlo ?'ompany sets In motion an itsrprlss having for its object the le< trlfying" of James rlv> r. Tin? plan proposed Is similar to that hlch is In successful operation at . and which allows of the manu icture of electrical power at a c?n? it point, and the distribution thereof >r miles around. There Is no other a bis way that the great w-.t.-r i\m r whl? h la g'llng to ?raste h?'r.? can *. so satisfactorily dev? loped. Manu iciures may then be quite iml? ' holders of lan?!s and lots on the liver ink. In th<* past, many such sites have Oen h"l?l atprleee whl? h practically for Ids their sale, and which, as a consc? ience, prohibited BOW manufactures rom coming here. Bat with tho James ? i 'triii.-d," it will be diff'-rent. Tin S3 0 who wishes to build ? factory n?'ed BSSfe a site upon the river or canal ink, hut may go where land Is cheap it hereabout, and may there prosecute Is business almost as well as if he were t the heart of the city. Again, tho new enterprise will bring n.uni.il relief to many who nre now sing steam-power, and who complain iat the Richmond price of steam-coal is nich higher than It should be. Alto ether, tho Virginia Bectrtc Company as a mission of tho greatest Importauees i this city. That It will be lib? rally atronized, we do not doubt in the sllght *t. The Cramps, It Is said, are to establish . great plant at Seat'le to compete with he I'nlon Iron-Works, of Sin Francise or naval construction. One of their sore rials, it is said. Is their inability to mild all the warships of the Fnlted ?fates. "Secretary Gag? has approved d*s?c?n? or new ?1 and $2 notes, which are said o be almost proof against counterfeiti? ng." Yet we hope he hasn't gone and nade It harder to raise a dollar or two. The member of ducks that Mr. Cleve and Is killing doesn't seem to interest he country as of yore. The steel trade Is reported as enjoying i gre.it revival. This has nothing to do vlth kleptomania. Christmas week Is here, and so Is the ilready-weakcned pocket-boolc. Moat Likely. Tm sure you would hang up your stock? ing," said he, ? To the dalntlly-gowned personality, "If, If"?then be paused, as If fearing 'twould bo A remark not in touch with formality. if what**1 Interjected the maid, with as cold >f eye as the glint of an icicle; be replied? "If you thought it would holl The very last pattern of bicycle."? A Young Observer. Grandpa: Oh, pshaw, Johnny! 1 wouldn't look so awfully woebegone Just bacaeag mamma didn't take you out with lier Look at grandpa. He don't wear my such long face as you've got. Johnny (looking up at bald-headed grandpa): Don't eh? Why, your face runs way up over the top of your head. I |i-l.i-l)nlr. Rhody: Sure, Tlrlnce, an* ef ye want to bl tOUM as rich as ould Creosote, an' hev the aylltty chasln' up to yer doore wid moro wurruk than yez cen do, bedad, Poisoned by Ivy Was in a Dreadful Condition Happened to Read About a Similar Case- Followed the Other Man's Example and Was Cured. The following incident is given by Charles Morris, general jobber, 62 Lexing? ton Avenu?,, North Cambridge, Mass.: 'Several years ago I became poisoned by ivy. I tried many medicines, spending S large sum of momy without obtaining a partido of good. My children were also afflicted with the eaine disease. We wero all constant auffcrers with an awful Itching sensation, and it seemed as if I should tear myself to piec?sa. I picked up a jar*per in whjch I found printed a testimonial from a man in Vermont who had been similarly afflicted and had taken Hood's Sarsaparilla with benefit. I bought a bottle, which wc took and it did Mo and My Children ao much good I purchased another anpply. We continued taking Hood's Sarsaparilla until we used five bottles and I can safely say that neither myself nor children have any signs of the poison. It has en? tirely left na and wo are perfectly cured. We give tbe whole credit to Hood'i Sarsa? parilla. Before resorting to this medicine I was reduced in weight, but now I weigh 175 pounds. Hood's Sarsaparille bas not only done much good but has been the means of saving me a great deal of money. I would not be without it in my house and I heartily recommend it to all who are afflicted. I hare writ? ten thia statement for publication, of my own will, as I want others to know what Hood's Sarsaparilla has done for as." Cuaulkh Morris. HoodV8>i!l5 WtLXGSX O.I.?: ne? .?,,., - .... u_ ? that solgn ye hev up there. Terence: Is id "Blacksmith Shop" ye mane, Rhody? Rhody: Tho vlry fing, Tlrince. Terence: An' fhat'll ol be callln* id thin? Rhody: A Btoojo, av course. [ gnanded Worse. *, ?a Ma: Was your father with you when the ?treet-sweeper ao recklessly splashed you? , Sonny: Ycs'm. Ma: And didn't he expostulate? Sonny: I guess that's what he did, Ma, on'y it sounded a good deal worse'n that. The last survivor of the charge of Balaklava has recently died again, add? ing further testimony to the endurtng fatality of that famous event In English history. Superiority over our fellows Is some? thing to be proud of, but it would be no comfort to a steamboat man to be without a pier. It is funny that when King Richard found that his throne wasn't a stable one he was willing to swap It for a horse. Even the actor finds it difficult to fathom the roll of a collar-button. Knot In It?the Wedding ceremony. The Oreen Bee?a Mim. Hurrah, for the greea-g.Is man, say I! Hurrah, and a w.i?om? true! There is never a time that he passe? by. But inv pul:'.? thrill and my heart beats high. As his treasures bright I view. Don't start, nn?l say it's beyond your ken How thus eathnse I can; There aie gr, ?n-goods men and green goods nn ti, And knowing this I shout ?gain? Hurrah, for tli?? green-goods man? F? r I pay court to the man whose store Is the hallowed Christmas-tree, Ami the evergreens that the wild world o'?r Do link our lives with the days of yore, So dear to you and me. And his storied goods ne'er greet my alght. Where Christmas rl'es prevail? The laurel, the ivy, tho holly bright? But ther?> leap? to my lips with a wild ?blight, To the grssn-gaodB man, all halll Uncle Mas lo Snnty. I Sir Of my teens, Wlnn my first nankeens Envelop. ?1 my toddlers young; I think 1 can say There's Bar?/ a ?lay I've my Chrhi'mas stocking hung. For thsre/a bs*n ao need, Ami i haint that greed To beg when enough I had; Belt there's one thing now 'that I vum and vow, I'm waiitin', and want it bad! So my biggest hose I will now dispose At my yawning chimney jamb; And with that one thing, Ef you pl.use, by Jing! The aforesaid you can cram. And It's just ?s well That 1 plumply tell What I wish you'd here unpack*? It's tho good times cheer Wo were promised last year By tho firm of Mark & Mac. ^-1 In the Klondike. (Puck.) First Klondike Miner: I hear that our neighbor, Hpiidklns, has marri..I rich! Se.'.?ml Klondike Mim-r (sa**iOttSl**). Yes; th.y say his bride has SB Hub-pendent f?,rtuno of tifty cans of hon?less ham and twenty-live cans of condensed milk. Itching, truly, ller-JIn?; pulmt, thapdett nail?, and pjinlul t:ri???-r end?, pimplt?*, blackhead., oily, mothy ?kin,dry, thin, md fulling hair. Itch, luir, ncaly ?cilp?, all field ?i'iickly to wurm baths r/llh CfTiei lia Hou?, and gentle anointiiK* with C'UTicLiii, (ointment;, the great skia cure. Gura l? .old thmn ?!i.at Ihr world. Pottib Die? ??r Curt. Co.r . )?>!. I'rop. , Hr>?t,?n mr " Uo? to Prodii? Soft, Whit? lUnd?," frta. ITCHINfi HUMORS y MEETINGS. MASONIC N"'li('i; 8COTTISH A RITE.? The monthly meeting of Vy LIBERTAS LODGE OF PERFEC- /V> TION, No. B, A. and A. S. RITE, will be held at BL Albena Hell BtON< DAY, December 20, 1197. at : i?. at M.t.i hers of the Rlt? In good standing ar?' Ira ternally Invited to atteml. Bv otd.r "f the \'.n--iabl.? Master, Rev Hartley Oaitr.ieha. 1. 33d d< CHARLES .V. NF..SBITT, 13d. degree, do 19-lt_Secretary, FITZHT'GH LODGE, No I. O. O. F.. will hold its next r.-nular meeting: on TUESDAY NICHT. !? cemberMst, at Con cordla Hall. No. 4?.>2 east Broad street. Bl 8 o'clock. Elect ?on of officers and Othei nattera will ''?ni" rip for your conside? ration. Memlwrs will phase, attend. - 1er of the Noble Grand. H. M. REINHARD. de 19-lt*_S.-er.'ai y. THE REGULAR ANNUAL M??T?NI OF THE ST' m-Kl!? ?LDER8 OF THr Disi-AT H COMPANY will be held ;? their otliee on TUESDAY, the lltli day o January, 1108, at I? o'clock M. 11. THEODORE ELLY80N. ,! 10-td_Secretary. YOUNG MEN'S BUSINESS At TION.?The regular monthly meeting wil be held In the hall of th-* ?'harnher o Commerce MONDAY, December .*oih. a 8 o'clock P. M. A large attendance i specially re'i'jest'-d, as matters of lm portance will come before the meeting. de THE ANNUAL MEETING' Of TH? VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY wil i at tho Society'? Building. 707 eas Franklin street, on MONDAY, Decctnbc 30th, Bl ? ?P. M. de 17-3t STOC EHOLDERaT M K BTIN < ?-. A meeting of the STOCKHOLDERS O? THE UNDERWOOD BTEMMING-MA CHINE CObtPANY is called, to be hel< in Richmond, Va., at the office of th? company, on JANUARY 3, IK??0, at 1 o'clock noon. Bv order of the President. de 17-td J. J. HICKOK. Se<*t*etary. Merchants? National Bank (No. 17>li, Richmond. Va., D?.mh.-r IG, 1S97. THE REGULAR ANNUAL ME of the stockh??i?lers ?if th? MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK Of" RICHMOND wil be bold at thi-ir banking-house on TUE8 DAY, January 11, 1898, at U o'clock At JOHN F. GLENN de n-F.Su&Wtd Cashier AM?SEMENTS. ACADEMY OF Ml SIC. TWO NICHTS liK'KM'iKl' "4TH-?Tl MU. JAM?N O'XF.ll.L, XMAS-EYl! ANO y M \8 MATINFI MONTR 1 RISTO. \M.\s NIGHT THE 111. til HEART, Played bv Sir Henry Irving over I ? - o?, ?in ?'., vacii Coat Sale Extraordinary! The garments are all new?JUST UNBOXED ready for vou in a jiffy. Direct from the maker to Fit, direct from us to you, at prices that thirty days ago we and you would have thought impossible. They'll go like the proverbial hot cakes, right from the griddle, and you'll be ahead by a splendid saving. The newest styles, the choicest effects, the trimmest and smartest ideas in all Jacketdora, in time for Xmas, in time for the bracing weather that lies "just around the corner."____ LADIES' COATS of extra j Light Tan Kersey Jactketi fine Black kersey cloth, t i ange- , ^otli Bty]C8 high neck, And *90g, al?'a taffeta ?silk-lined through- . , . . ao.e i.uut.i, t*-?? ^ front handsomely unr-i, out, fanev strap seam front, \UJ ? ? back, and" sleeves, latest style right up to date, fancy itRon collar, regular $35 garment. m8 lar $22 garments. Our extraordinary sale price <-.<>?, i Extraordinary sale price $12. Ladies' Green Kersey Cloth, j^o-ht Tan Kersev JbjowmW Jackets, handsomely braided fl f t gL^ front, back, and sleeves, Koman J l\ y ' - stripe silk lined throughout, front and back, cl.an*-. cut thei proper length an?l sty le, taff-gto silk lining, rc-nhir reguLarS.'-?? ?rannenU. Our ex- price $19. Extraordinary ule tra?ordinary sale price $20. | ?ce ?10 ^ Ladies' Ja?k?-ts |ho new ^ .Jfo. ,*, shade, Roval or ( adet Jilue, , and Black kersev, nicely braid- BloOMa?, handsomely bra ed front and back, heavy qual- finished off with buttons. Imed ity ]>lain colored satin linedthroughout, regular |3S srar throughout, regular price **?0- ments. Extraordinary i i Our extraordinary sale price " Ladies' Black Kersey Jack- Fine Quality Creen. Brown, ets, Koman stripe, silk lined, ' and Cadet Blue Kersey Blow, J neatly braided on front, collar, nieely braided, front, hn?*k H- < and sleeves, finished off with ,ar ^ Bicev0Sf r-jajsJar small pearl buttons voxy chic. u> Extraordinary regular price 138.60 garments, n Extraordinary sale price $15.50. ?price $14.98. '?The Always-Busy Store," Open Till io P. H., j This Week. MILLER & RHOADS. t<tMI TO XOBLES OF ACCA'S SHRINE. Potentste Peler?, of Meer? Teanple, Mend* tireetlns?. Mr. Augustus W. Beters. Potentate of the great Mecca Temple, of the Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, has written the following letter to Potentate Cunningham: Frank W. Cunningham, Esq., Potentate Acca Tempi", Blilimond: Illustrious and Dear Noble,?Glad to re? ceive yours of 11th instant, and to hear that the "Trusty Arabs of Acca" have traversed In safety the sands whl- h U between the oases of New York aud Rich? mond, i That yourself and the illustrious nobbs who accompanied you enjoyed your short with us Is good n-'ws. I??> so some more, but give us a better time of year t.i BhOW yin th? "?l"!"?" ami "shady" portions of this OSBts, then the nobles of M, cea will be happy. Whan you gat time I would esteem It a favor if you would write BM tin? words <?f that song you san.,-, "The Knot of Blue and Cray." it kind 'er stirred me til? Isolde, and I would like to have the WBTdS, and then I can imagine the plain? tive and sweet tones of his voice that 1 first heard sing it. "Blshmillo." Yours, In th?' s AUGUST!'S W. TETERS. Mr. Peters Is the presbb'nt of the borough of Manhattan, and will prob? ably visit Acea Shrine at no very dis taat data, afeeon'i illustrious nobles haviru; accepted an Invitation which Cap? tain ?'unnlngham ami a delegation from th?' Bnhmond Shrine went to New York i to deliver. Hot Spring;? Company Stockholder? Meet. The stockholders <?f the Hot Springs Company held tintr annual meeting yee terday in th.? oflce of Mr. Decatur Ax tell, vice-presld rit <>f the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Compaoy, and elected the l"lU>wing directors: M. E. Ingalls. George li. ingails. N. R. Johnson, K. P. ? i-born of Cincinnati, L. F. Sullivan, Warner Moor.?, Decatur Axteii, H. T. wickham, and C. K. rVeUfotd. Th.- Oaafeer? hold ovr from the last meeting, and ar.- as follows: Pr?f?sl'Ient. Decatur Axtell; First Vice-President, O. H. Ilit-nlls. S, i-reta.ry, (-. F.. Wellford; Chief Ktigineer, H. Frays?-r. The affair-, of the company were shown to be in a. prosperous condition. Cold Wsve'a Extent and Duration. A cold wave, which will last, according to the calculations of the weatherwts? unill to-morrow night, reached tin* city yesterday. Its coming was foretold by s,, tlon-Dlrector 1-x.iii?, of the v. Bureau, In the following official announce? ment: The conditions of barometric pressure and of temperature over the ?ountry are quite decided. A "high" <>r great em is moving In from the Northwest. It is mpanled by failing temperatures, which are being felt as far east ns the ?>hio and Middle Mississippi valleys, and whl? h will probably be fell In this vicinity [ to-night. Mr. ?Iiiiiiri.il' '? lllrlii.lny. Last Thursday night was the occasion of a pleasant and agreeable gathering of the relatlv*a ami a few friend? of Mr. and .Mrs. R. A. Montague at their resi? dence. 215 ii??nh Twentieth ?treet, it be? ing his llfty-tifth birthday. After two or three hours ?neat talking of old times, ami ocasionally music by Miss?-? Nellie liosa Montague, all i . the dining-room, where light :?j/r?-hhments aere served, ami about 12 o'clock all re? turned t?, their homes having many good wishes ftv?r their host's future. The Twelve Teruptntiona. (Tharles H. Yale's spe.tacular produc- I tlon, "The Tw? ta turns." was ' presented at the Academy of Music yes- I y afternoon and evening to good-! slxed audiences, m?os Caroline Rudolph and Charle? W. Turner ?-ave an Intelli? gent and entertaining r? ndltlon of tho respective roles of Hubert, the valUnt, and Snow Apropo?, the l.i?kcv, Uml a l.'ngthy specialty bill, including many clever numbers, was given by capable performers. * Mr?. Johnston Dead. Mrs. Margaret H. Jobaatea dl??d ?t h.-r home. No. 20H1-2 wist Marshall street, Thursday. Mis. Johnnton was born In Dumfriesshire, Scotland, m lM'j. sin- was th. widow of Mr. Thomas B. Joluibton, and leaves two chltdr? ?n- Mr. Thonii? H. Johnston. Jr., an?! Miss Mary Johm.-on. tsed was a ?l?-vot.?l (tirlstlan of tho Proabytt-rlan persuasion. Keroaene Lamp ? mm s a Fire. A small fire occurred on Friday night at the residence of Mr. W. E. Ntehote. No. 723 west Marshall ?treet. It was caused by the overturning of a lamp in one of the bedrooms, and caused damage to the amount of ITS. Tho Ladies' Auxiliary of Plckett Camp will meet Monday at 3:3o "Vlo-'k. The? member? arc earnestly requested to at? tend the meeting, u? businras Of impor? tance will bo transacted, rifa for >.ihli? ? l.nrli..... To Members of ths '. I :nn Rlael le? find a mov- un i t will bi mi !- in .i tl.ty t-r two in tht to aid and i-n.-..ur.i-i;.? our -sohle by rplleviiu' tln-rn from a t.*?x of i i cent, on ?ill l-a-u-M-i. This Ifl In ' true line of our State poUej I ssara. Bauavalaui .-'j"?r f ??t te?**?* of ail .. nomination.? of ttx, tht Btai taking the sensible ground that of all tin - ' coworkln-jr -sgaaeir. Ths lim l* ' fllHiClr poverty nnd . rini-, I I I diminish criminal expens?-- The the country I? In fostering ths I In all her bSBSVOlsnt attar, and you atop law-brsakini The- -church la the? -right ?mi nt tha s* They will rl.=o or fsll togv<rthi r *M should help by nil mean? tlio?e who trying to rais? tha tallan, cultivate, i all-l edU? "Od fl' will certainly follow ?h'.s cours are to-day fifty law-abiding-, hon In thl? city turn??d out by ?* ur I ntyle.im?. A remarkable fart la know of BSTsrsl case? whe-re the hon-? boy has brought back hi? fath spcetabillty nnd sobrt.-ty. Two k from our asylum WM? yarn ?g.? t their drunken mother out of our ; house, and ?he lived ?rlth them In re ility. All men with money ?houtd r-? ? roiir.-i-.-ed to remember the ?poor fortunate In their will*. In this a can tin y do ?"Md, though they ai They really live? In coming year?, ?n ire their poiiel name? from gene: . tlon to generation In honor. Hut it i? hnrdly worth while to rr. iltl jily words on thl?. ?tibject. A men are likely to be of one : heaven-born charily! I ?ign my asms (aa reque-ted), WILLIAM W. PAB President Mal-> Orphan Asylum dent Magdalen A?socUtlon, i Foundling Hospital, and Vice ? Old leadles Home. Richmond, December !T, 1837. The Trial of Hnrdln?A Corree?!.*?" Richmond, Va.. Decembe- 1% To tho Editor of the Dispat.-h: I notice In the Dispatch of ths communication from Welch. W, r. pata to the aissattaa of Joba I Iri Hac'hanan county, Va., for th ai Ottawa Mounts. I arlah to the communication Is not all ? rect. I ama counsel for -Hardln the case from tho trial > > .: f-.-'irt of Appeals, and then road? cation to Governor O'E-rraH : ?pite, which was refe. wa? in company with tara men when Hardln ?hot h:rn and one of the other? on-'- l lie there twc-lv? hours, as Bl Welch communleatlon. Mon I nun b-r ot w!?i dffe-ne-i., aiiel everything a could be done by counsel tor H W. Ii Tht? lllfT.rr.i (Town and Country Journal ) Mamma: W?-ll. Kiste; what learn at s-'ho-d to-day? Eia-ie (a-g. i . Lasan l to ?pel!. Mamma: Now. what ?pell? Elsie: "Man." Mamma: And how .' . Elsie ?piomptlyi: M-a-n. : Mamma. Now, how go Elsie (after n m- tt* same way, only In littler 1 The I!. .,?,,,. !'.,!,.... o'.oston Contiex.) '.-? 's father hrid ju?t ! - giing with an old tsahlone ' I ui retiring ?iinhcunt -u-d treta ,- * u ful effort to op<n OM >-' it? ments?, he iti'.\-i to th- arfy looking out upon the lowering ?k It's aa that wi-ather b- | give us a > of weather." "Maybe." shyly !r.terp0*?*<l "they .can't op?n th?? bur. aa -Irr - -as? ? Ani.l'.M-r llriirt ?It ' r. (?'hleago Tribune J 8<orJel: Horn?, wb ' t? ? 80 blue ?bout? Have you l?>?t a frlen.: | Btruggllng Author, l 1 l??t play to Nagga?. tha r?-vi otber day. and he ha? Just arrl'1 He say? It la dor.? In my "1 Scorj.l: W?r. what'? wrung v.'lth ?> Struggling Author: Conf-^ind It. it tragedy! Daalaes? ?usina ???. (l-unxsutawney Spirit ) Tom Heed Is In ??-??Ion ag?Ju. Old paper? for sal? at ths Dbp.it.