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UP-TOWN OFFICE, BROAD-STREET
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STREET. ■-'"/. '
/MANCHESTER OFFICE. 1203 HULL
STREET; ""; ■ ■ :: .-" „;.'-'". .; ;/.. .".:.:.,
WEDNESDAY.. ..JANUARY 17, 1900.
; " THE SEPARATE-CAR COXTI2ST.
?■'■•' The vote in the House Committee on
- Boads in favor: of. reporting; the' Epps
■•3>ill,. was larger than mos-t persons had
eupposed it would be.
•■ There are two reuLsons to account for
Uiat: liithe, iirst place, the 'weight of
'. -argument in the discussion was -vyith the
advocates of the measure, and, secondly,
- anembefs of the committee had had time
; : . 1o learn something- of public opinion on
: the subject. :
ln-a government like ours it is the duty •
."/of representatives to respect the opinions
Vof their constituents. It is also the duty
: of constituents to acquaint' their repre-.
■■■;•'■ sentatives: with their- views. Durius the
. last campaign for members; of the legis
lature public •'attention was not directed
- lo the questions raised in the Epps .bill.,
and, consequently, Senators and Dele-;
v. gates were" not instructed how to. vote.
'"■ '■■ Jsot now. the question has been discussed
in every city and county m. the State.
■ r XJp*<s people understand iv thoroughly, and
in our opinion; the popular judgment is
overwhelmingly in favor of the. proposi
tion. Llut wherever there Is any doubt we
■ .-?, ehould be rejoiced ;to- see -a- test' made,
cither in jiublic jneetings or. bj- means of
' petitions 1 widely circulated throughout
■ . tlie country. Where, any man thinks the
: proposed law is 1 one which the white peo
ple of ■■ Virginia do not want, let . him pro
.■.-■: j ceed to take the '.•sense: of the masses by
;y anj* proper and: usual method.
:■■-. We hold that our people desire that
■ Bach a law shall he passed. ■ We hold, too,
that it is a jtist and reasonable liiw, and
'."■ that it should'-not be. objected to ; by.' the"
»■;■ railroad ■• compa.nies or the blacks, either.
S: Such' accommodaiiore; for the whites and
■yfclacks as Virginians are now asking for
" railroad companies .in other; Southern
■^.'States' : have been gracting- for years. The
7 companies, will make a mistake if : they
"*S-jiefsist in opposing the pending bill. Hun-
V'~dreds of. their best and; shrewdest friends
V;3n" this State will tell them candidly they
§-.would betteiv acquiesce in the evident de
'■■-termination of our people.
te^Ajs r lor the colored folk, we can \ but re
-peat what we have so often said to them—
ffUiat the. Interest of both whites and
*k blacks is that the two races should
MTkeep- separate and apart. The whites do
K.iiotlwant the blacks in- their cars, and.
■2 Bre r exasperated /when they find aheiii
"vthere, particularly when ; : the blacks are
M disorderly, impertinent, or unclean.
•;> The wonder, the, impenetrable mystery
,•: to" us;- is, how self-respecting colored. men
'•-wr.Tronien'.can wish to .go where they are
certain and sure they are not wanted;
- * where their presence is tolerated, only,
Vuafler compulsion of law!
r But enough of that. We do. hot know
■kfixK- what form opposition may present
Xi itself in the House of Delegates, but we
-iniay trust the friends of the measure to
■w'-lieat' it down. We count upon a great
f'JViotory'' there, and we expect .the bill to
£ t^o : - through ahe Senate. ■
'.;,: ". Ilumor has said that the bill will fail
; 't in' the' Senate, but we have no such: fear.
. think . the whites of Virginia are
&*b"OTOUgnly in favor of; separate railroad-;
Scars'- for-- whites, and: blacks, and we are
that senators will recognize that
UfactT,
> '-i , »—.» — . T ~?7~*--:r+-<t - ■ ■>;•■■.-.
: THE GAGE IXVESTIGATIOX. .' r :
}■' -■■.■ The lnveßtisration into Mr, jGagc^s} deal-{
in^s vrithMhe New York; banks; is fiea'dj;
V'-S'ing 'JS'lnto some interesting; side avenues
■^ 'of information, so to speak. ■^ln/ < ihe_ out
"% eoti • we ' would say ' that* there*> are; tnou
ji^'gands - of ' persons ; mi this;/country^sot 1 of.
' v *Mn Gage's political: wayj-ofrthinking- who
dislike*:- to* see - him 'discredited tin 1
lathis* matter. ■' Mr:- Gage's .annual'? reports:
./and his various speoclu-s on the.iinancial
tissue had, taught tho public *to^ believe
'--'mat Jio*waS'an honc-st and earnest}bVnk
\ ing and currency reformer.- who, whether
b^Ve) bbard r evolved the true solution"? of i tho
■•=: financial problem or not, .was /sincerely
; ; in favor of treating that i problem ,as
l^itflctly. • a bußlness ; one. And!. -.while A it ,
i^twuW?' appear"! that ; he ; lias: bean reality/: of
fe^avoritlsm.. and it would on -the
fuel- of k> }n~- oMhe::evW«nce~adduc<sa-Un
■ prrsonal «x<- to grind, it would-also appear
'•: tbuit h«' has been perfectly... williilg-' to
SmaSte n dec-. bua?t of ■ cve'rytWssii^lffi
r«?«poiii>o to rt'solutions of,.iaQUlry*"feft*!fti
pfeimade : a- moHi volumi nous "report^ in yvhWh ;
i b*r<U4' noi even i withhold. letters' that
llniipl^^b^po^liaereilM^^^vate
Is / clalmedj^l
[liimjthat he a?sumo«l (hat f-ver>2commu : ,
fnffloi^addfci^jglwmlby^^^
:the files of the department nnd be treated
as a public document, and his r< r f >rt goes:
to sustain that ciiimi In view) of his
frankness the least Mliat; can- be . said is
that 'ho Is entitled to the benefit of a;
doubt. ■
■: ;ißurUha t apart; 'and 1 o, ; thß side aye-:
nuesViHowever much Mr.' Gnge may have
been- misrepreserited ; .."whatever. ; defence
r ho : may; have, in law -and - precedentv/and,;
notwithstandiW that' no: consjderation of
'personal; benefit may have influenced him ,
the //^ investigation has , proved:-.; the
charge of an alliance be tween: the greater
national, banking interest— th<ej controlling
I "forces of ; the" system, as centered in New
York, -and the Republican , machine. " If
not, what means this ppecimen ; extract
from a letter to Mr. Gaiie ; froma ;New
York banker urging that .hls-bariki share
in the depository spoils:; : "If you will
take the pains to look at our list of di
rectors, you will- see that -we; also have
very . great political claims; in view; of
what was done during the canvass last
year." : . ■■ ■■' V. -\ t , .r- <
And now we ask how, in the face of
this evidence of a mutual; support un
derstanding between, the national bank
ins regime and the Republican; party,
can a reasoning public: expect that party
to do anything in the direction: of ;
banking -;and currency; reform/ that will
really reform? Whatever,.- the , dominant
party in Congress may do" in the way of
.tinkering - with the .financial issue, the
people may rest assured tha t it will not
'dissolve the political relations between
the Republican machine and the'national
banking interests . of 'the East, and- the
latter's ally, Wall street. Whatever it
does will be to the end" of /fastening its
own grip more firmly upon power . and
dragging us farther away from the finan
cial regeneration the needs of the coun
try demand.
IX THEIR OWX»nAXDSv, ;
When Senator Culiom. "of Illinois, I pre
sented to the Senate "yesterday "a peti
tion_Jiandsomely bound and "signed by
".200" negroes, praying Congress for such
legislation as will prevent lynching, .Sen-,
ator Hoar, of Massachusetts, couldn't
see, he said, by what constitutional
method Congress could take action in" the
matter, and Senator Chandler, of New
Hampshire, stated that there .was no
power in Congress . to prevent or punish
crimes committed in the several States.
.' No doubt of that; yet it; is none" the less
pleasant to observe such' outspoken recog
nition from such sources that States still
have an existence and are constitution
ally "guarded . lrom ."encrbachments"; .'-by
Congress. If the late Mr. Blame had
learned this sooner than he did learn it,
the country would have 'been saved a
neat little sum in the matter of the' New
Orleans lynchings. , •
: However, to take up the essentially
practical phase of the question: There
is a very easy way of stopping lynching-.
The remedy for the evil the negroes in
their ignorance have asked Congress to
legislate against is in : their own hands.
When they shall have come to respect
the laws of God and man against the
most heinous crime known, lynchings of
members of their race will end.
• - Kor some time past there has been
going the rounds of the newspapers and
magazines a rather amusing ;sicry about
a Kansas City judge, who in sen T
tencing a prisoner for the murder of two
women took occasion to make a few"
trenchant remarks concerning executive
clemency. In these remarks the learned
man who wore the erriiine assumed that
the average Governor exercises his_ par
doning power simply, in order to get a
reputation for Benevolence' and kindness.
We quote the Judge's remarks in this
connection, though our readers, doubtless
have ' already seen them, for they have
been copied far arid wide. . Here they are:
"When you go down to the penitentiary,
behave yourself, and • some fool Governor,
who wishes to distinguish himself for
philanthrophy, benevolence, and kindness
may pardon you. Yours is an extraordi
nary case, and some Governor may think
he can become "distinguished' by pardoning
you.. .Therefore, the jury did you. a great
iienefit not to hang you. They, have given
you a chance to be pardoned. We have
had examples lately of Governors, seek
ing to become 1 heroes by pardoning mur
derers and' criminals in this. State. And
the hero-factory has been working over
time the ; last eighteen months.' If a- man
can become 'a hero by wading a river
.with the water up to his shirt-tail, why
can't a Governor become;a hero by par
doning you ? 7 You have nothing . to- say,
then. Of course, you know you are not
guilty." The prisoner offered the 1 • usual
protestation of innocence, after (which
Judge "VYofford sentenced him. to ninety
nirie, yeai^s in the penitentiary-; .
While the speech of the Kansas City
judge, aside from- transgressing tho
bounds of good taste, and violating the
"cordial relations which should exist be
tween the executive and judiciary depart
ments,: is utterly misleading and' ridicu
lous, it deserves some comment. There
are many, like the .Judge, who think
that a; Governor will pardon aay prisoner
who prays for clemency. > On' the con
trary, not one '•half' of th e petitioners—
at least, in this State— obtain favorabie
consideration for their papers, and this
too, despite the fact that the great ma
jority of petitions are based on ill-health,
or other reasons equally as plausible. .
The prisoners who obtain their liberty,
by virtue of the" executive preroga
tive .-; generally have the most substantial
backing. H we mistake not, the Vir
ginia Governors usually require the re
commendation of the trial judge and pros
ecuting attorney, where, health is not in
volved, and if these officials oppose the pe
tition the convict -stands but little show.
The average Governor will tell you that
his duty, of passing on pardons is the most
disagreeable of all the things he has to
do. Aside from the- harassing scenes' with
distressed relatives, in -which- he must
sometimes figure, he ;. has, ; in the con
sideTatibri of pardon applications, a vast
amount of > work to do. "The.labor is
thankless in the extreme, 'and: assuredly,
affords small opportunities for. becoming
■'a'; herd: . ..:.••;• . .'•'... _■..■""-'.; -.": '-r-.: : ': : ,- „■:.-.,•-. ;
; ; , We should "riot advis-e the man who con-
; templates:comniniins a crime. to count on
procuring his; liberty f through ;a, pardon
fromV, the Governor, tlie:" Kansas City,
judge , to the contrary, notwithstanding.: ■'•-
f- ; Chicago": now comes • to. the j fronts. with]
the proposition that KlplingiW-roteJ'Dayld!
! Harum," ori:a 'bet|thatia^b^ok'^from.Vhis^
!jjenr*b'ut not bearins'i.'the -Imprint -of '.his -
i Authorship, 'iwould; sell,- Ihc name^ofMhe*
[3jC£i|pted \ author of the . novel: in; fiifeStlong
;EdVcard NoyesWestcott,' having beeri^HuffrJ
Rested by a certain "noisy waistcoat"- worn
by the Englishman: This alarmingly ,brll-'
Hani""' 'and' wholly original', conception
again that Chicago Is^iio^i
jthineji.f not in the lijehest dijgive aston
; ■""'■- THE JWEATHER HKPOHT.: ■•;•;/
it {s^^&i^^^Ms^M
nVon\l"tl^t'th C weather "indlcatlonsasent,
raf§&lgShinSg|are not ac reliably,
os-tiiey^used to "be; years. n B o. ./-.:/
fewhtt|f|t«^^2i^^S }
riot";sa«lt^l^^W^ustWni|md
gSg^@
winter we- have noticed not a few failures.
In some cases the experience! man w"°
looked at the skies at midnight ana noted
the direction of the wind, was able to
prophecy better than the Washington
weal her man did. ' '
: 'Sometimes^we -think /these :/failuresr-or ;
what the .publicTregards7as;/ failures--are_
due^ to our'i location.^WJiaJ: we- mean; is,
that ,-'■; neither; ] the' - Vindication:' / f pr^the :
seacoast ; ;nor; t hat/ for ; the;; Blue -
Ridge/mountahi section;; suits /precisely,.;
Inasmuch; 'as^we^ are", between^the^wo,
arid/aboutfequidistantV from;:; each;";? Nor;
are we '•■' in"^'Southern / Virginia," ,; though^:
the James" riverorily^separatesiusifrom it.;.
It would: be':a; favor' to the; great- num-;
her/of people >; /who "read the , morning^
■ papers ;'of -.this/city, if ; a; report "calculated
for our meridian.V'.as -it were. :could be:
sent out albrig, with those for other, parts
of the- State, where there is reason to be-;
lleve -thiV; vicinity -is . not covered accu-.
rately" inutile V general report.: ;:;-■ '
;Two bids have; been received for." the
construction 7 of New /York's long-desired
and anxiously-awaited rapid-transit}. tun-,
nel rail way through tlie . length of :-. Man
hattan island. One of /them is from An
drew Onderiaonk, the 1 well-known..- con
tractor, who, according, to the Herald,
'offers' to build and equip the railroad for
?39,300,000, ■ and to pay an annual . rental
equal to interest 1 on bonds issued by the
city, and T per cent, additional, amounting
approximately ; to ?1,715.500. and an- addi
tional sum of S per cent, when the gross
receipts reach 50,000,000, _ v 'arid :2 1-2 per cent,
more on each additional million until :15
per cent, of the gross receipts is reached.
The other bid is from John B.; McDonald,
also well-known as a contractor, who; pro
poses to build and equip the railroad :for
?35,000,C00, and to pay an annual rental
equal to interest on bonds issued ":by-. the
city, arid i: per cent, additional, amount
ing approximately to ".$1,575,000. He de
clares that he can begin work down-town
and in Harlem within thirty days .after
the contract is awarded, and have the en
terprise completed/ in. the next three"
years. The road is to be built as a whole
all of its four sections to be begun and
carried through. simultaneously. The con
tract, 'it was thought, might be awarded
yesterday. The big financial men behind
Onderdonk, according to the World, are
General Samuel Thomas, Republican Poli
tician, and railroad men of the .same
politics, while the Democratic Club's
solid men are behind the McDonald bid.".-
The Federal House Committee on the
Roberts oase is in a : tangle, it appears. It
was agreed by the committee unanimous
ly at ■ the -ouset, it seems,, that the evi
dence established that Roberts was and
is a poiygamist,/ but as : to whether he
should be admitted and expelled, or kept
out -altogether,- the committee, it is
stated, is unable to determine. The Wash
ington correspondent of the New York
World says House members : generally
agree that there will not only be a di
vision of the committee, but a minority
recommendation, ; which/ will command
formidable support. Chairman Tayler, of
the committee, is strongly opposed to 'the
plan of seating Roberts and then expelling
him, aii it takes" al--'a 1 --' two-thirds vote .to
expel, and there is considerable doubt as
to whether or not this could be secured.
The committee differences are so decided,
the authoritj* above quoted says, that
there is no prospect of getting the matter
back to the House, this week. .
The cost of- Mr. McKinley's war in the
Philippines is shown by the urgent de
ficiency bill, reported to the House, of Re
presentatives Monday, and which carries
the. enormous sum. of : $i5 { 551,9i9 for the
War Department. This is in addition to
§75,247,511: already allowed, 1 and is a de
ficiency to piece but the requirements of
the war. It brings the total war budget
for the year up to 5121,199,760/ What do
tha people, who have to provide the
money, think of it? .
■ Organizing for a Street Fair. '
Richmond, Va., January 16, 1900. :
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
It;.was with a great deal of pleasure
that I read your suggestion in Sunday's
edition-^ of the Dispatch, about having a
street fair. Suggestions like that build up
/■our, city- and. make us : what we' are— the
'.'Queen City of : the South." Tarn satisfied:
that a first-class committee '- to work .up
your suggestion will niake the street fair
a financial success.
The exposition and fairs held in our
city : since the "war. have been ; a source of
great; revenue ', and profit . to ; our retail
stores, hotels; . restaurants, livery .sta
bles, bakers, and others, besides giving
employment to., a" great .number/of our
unemployed '-mechanics'' and : laborers.
; All the" expositions and fairs held in our
city, with the "exception 1 of .the .large Ex
position of . ISSS, ■'' -iave : been .,;a ; financial
success. In regard to holding a,street
fair, I think that; with r t tlie ; co-operation
of - all: the business-men of , Kichmdhd -we
could easily, make the street - fair 'a suc
cess, and we would -be the first city in the
South' to hold such an, exhibition. It
alone; would attract a good many • of: our.
country people to our city. To ; the mer
chants it .would. undoubtedly be 1 a. great
advertising ; ' sch eme, and one that ■ I am
sure they would take advantage of.
I would, suggests that a ; horse show and
tournament should be. held about the same
! time— all to be , held under the auspices of
'thefsame ; committee.: Have; no /division' of
the .proceeds, but ; let .all ; go. into the
general, fund, ■ to ;pay-: the necessary ex
penses of the street fair, 1 hbrse - show, ; and
tournament!. : J ':. ; : " "HUSTLER.; ■
A Carnival Coinbiningra-'Street Fair.
To tho-Editor of the Dispatch:' .-.
I have carefully read ;.'' your ; article in
Sunday's' paper .on^ the "Street Fair." It
meets "*with:;:my : " Richmond
should do something :toV -draw : v V/.the
"stranger .within her gates," though I
should, by: all ;■ means, >. advocate a "free.
show." . I-et us a 'carnival ; asso
ciation, s formulate ca: plan .of .entertain-.
nient," and ascertain it'sprobable cost arid
then ; see = how .v badly the business-men ; of
! the ■■ city desire ; ; "aKstree tv fair by the - size"
of; their.; subscriptions.-p. These; things are,
good, :? but like" iiU good things, they come
high. -
. : And I am\6f itheVopihionithat itis mot*
tob';earlj'. to begin"' immediately," to discuss
;the'maUer. ; ::.'\ToTdofarid':t6 'dare;"Jis:\vhat:
wins? in '.the - struggle . f qrV.life;-. and ■ it^wlll
winjif-Vwer conclude; to^ ; have -^a^ carnival; 1
vT.pnej'.^of-ytho/ihost^ important ; factors >in
making; *»• .avJsuccess^isVcheapl
tfarisportationi*&'.The : railfoads.Viio "doubt;';
iWlUfact^ liberally \in' this ■•'matter. &If Cwe
'all: resolve] that :.\ve.fwill;haveTa : ;'greatTcar-'
nival; -; WE'LL. r. ;HA VH»AONE.^^
;WiU^be io^i:Jeveryv^torigue^frbni!;MaineS to;
Mexico,*? arid^from the* Great I*ukes ' to : the
Gulf. .OBSERVER. '
Seiinnite Cart*.
There is much *ui^cuj.-.ion am.mg the
fleglslator'sfof \ the;bill : ;to:;providfv ; sieparate :
■cars>f<»- white pooplo, and an attempt
• has Lcirsv nsado to defeat it by providing
a R ub.titute. We-can see n 6- excuse for
thla action upon thr> part of our' law
makers. Tim« and:. palif i hce,:and/-a-fairj
itrial has demonstrated the need of-such
a law. and it H the merest rot to pru
tend>otherwi&<*. especially in theiface»of^
r"ecen't'%' disorderly conduct and disturb^
! an ces's th aiti have Jbeen lbr ou gh t •< u nd cr .the ■
-Verjv'nopeof, the^l-egislature. /-I^^.
Wo have nothing on earth" ngainsUthe,
fcolored^man; vliexari; always count. on? our,
friendship-;when.it is needed." But it is
■i^fffieimshiplt^thfl^g?o'no';set^hlmsup'
t6"crowd?inlambngs^'^hltelpe^ple\who^O;
hbt;.wantfhis^oclety;]and^^^iSecureo.forj
• ! ]ilmTabuse s lipdJ'en'niity'2indj'perpetual;,war-j
fare between the races. The plea has;
been :'madei that '-.j '-'respectable'; •;"; 'negroes i
will siifCeriby/ the- law.^^We"; take ;it- there;
are; more" gentlej|
menUhan; there) are° "respectable, negroes;
travelling Ton ''\ rail way/-; trains ■■} at : a i ratio
of^about 100?toH^and r as;:allvlawsjareienn:
acted:iVpreJsumably^f6'r.?.th'e^greatest good^
to: the'- greatest dumber,- we "submit ythat;.
this :: plea /.for^the? : "respectable'',^negro.i.;is|
an argument 'in^favor/of :the>:law^\-Thej
law isiri'fpree^in i ; - : qther>Sou them v States^
and r works^well;^yirginiaMS;entitled;tooa
'chance^ to ; ; test it, : at "all ■events. ; :■: ' ■;''. -~ .;;
A. Virshi ln« inJArtnnsns on tlie Kpps
Bill. "
' :7,;;ke0,:: 7,;;ke0, : "Arl£; January 13, 1900.
To the/Editor: of the. Dispatch: .. ;
' I ; am glad? to -sec the. stand:; you: have
■ taken ■ in ; regard^ to "separate • coaches for
"white; and.: colored 'passengers."-^.l-; am : a
and; "came -to Arkansas .-one
■year, ago:u On'^ my arrival here X noticed
in this, cotton "country many things ; dif
; ; f erent . from ..what I : -wa's accustomed ;. to_; in
Virginia:; What 'attracted; my ."attention
most, and met; most: heartily, my yap
.. probation,': was coaches ;, in : rail-
: road trains 'ft or 'white- ana ;coloi - ed .-pas- £ .
sengers, as > well :: as : separate - waiting-,
rooms at the", stations: rEach station-house
is built with two end rooms, and one; cen-.
tre ' room:" This ■ latter is .the . ticket office,
with windows from each .waiting-room.
In large "letters on one door ;is painted
"For - White Passengers." on, the ' other,
is painted : "For ' Colored' Passengers. ;:
Both rooms have " the -same accommoua
tions, .and the ticket; agent /responds , at;
whichever. '.window he is wanted, .whether,
it be to.: sell tickets or. to' answer ;ques-;
tions. When a .train arrives, incoming,
and outgoing passengers, white and color
ed, pass in a -line to. themselves. .They,
separate at the' train like oil, and water,:
and keepvseparate. ':}-. V"-: '. ':■• :: -; -i
in Virginia they are. separate in schools
and .churches, and why should they be.
forced together in travelling?. It isnot a~
"matter of .choice, 1 but , a condition that
has been'-' forced upon ;us. Now, as :■ the
: matter is being agitated. ' by all means,
let our Legislature" pass. the f : proposed:
law. The time has come for an expression
of opinion by- our legislators, and I doubt
not that they: will -follow the. example of
other Southern States : and ; pass a law,
giving the negroes separate accommoda-
tions. but equally as good as the whites.
".The Biunt Fact" editorial in your.issue
of the 10th clearly sets forth -the neces
sity -for ;the change, and shows plainly
that : the : car in which ; the altercation oc
curred was not a- fit place. for. the wives,
and daughters : and ;; sisters of Virginians,
and there is:no guarantee; that such: oc
currences w-ill not be repeated. " :
Let us have .what we .want in Virginia.:
If .the people of. other States want and
desire the mixed travel, let them have it:
but Virginians are not raised to that
liking. : "v- ; :■ ' , '■.:". ■•■•':■■ -
'Keep up -your good work.
: Respectfully, yours. . P. -W. LEWIS.
Tlie Separate-Car I/utv; <li« Views of
. ■ a Traveller.
To the Editor of the Dispatch: : .
As I, travel, on. the. railroads a great
deal of my, time, I have seen so /much
of tho insolent behavior of drunken and
rcwdy negroes that I ;. wonder.; at. the for
bearance of" the ♦ white people. '. It is my
opinion that .nearly all of them; have
either a weapon of some kind or a bottle'
of whiskey, and are ready for a row at
any time. The same morning (Monday
week last) that the scene was occurring
on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad in
Louisa county, I 'was travelling over- the
Norfolk and. Western ••■ near;: Farmville.
.when a-gang; of negroes ■• on/board the
tram became .so turbulent: that, the con—
ductor (Farrar) had- to knock one- down
and threaten, to : shoot any one of: the
others wiio did not desist from his out
rageous behavior. ■/- ' . , • -
I The negro likes to force himself on; the
white people because he knows ..his pres- j
enco is objectionable, and all . this ■ talk
about being forced. to stay with their own
color "and about, unsuitable ; cars is not
worth listening'to.' Give; them as- good'
accommodations as.they.wjirpay:for,-but j
don't force them on the., white people.
•What, white man Wants- to be obliged to !
sit ! on a' seat with a negro, be ■he intelli- I
gent or not?. There is a natural repug
nance to it not to- be overcome. .How,
much .more is: this true, of; a. lady,, and
who wants his 7/ife, sister, or mother
'broncrht- into such association? The]
States on the South and West of us have i
the separate-car law, /and the people' of
Viiginio. universally want it, : and should
require it of : their, representatives. "
Gentlemen of the Legislature, give us;
the separate-car law. ; TRAVELLER.
Are you in favor of the separate-car
bill? If you are, let your members of
the House and Senate: hear from you at
once.' - : : - „ : .;..:.■ .■ ; :' : '-..' '.' . I
■ ■ - ; .. ~r^ — : ". '' / ■ -
The .- Strategist nnil I.
Punch took on a new and enlarged' form
with the new year, including "extra
pages", of letter-press. The arm-chair
military critics get. a good-natured ; rap
in. the following: . _
SIC ITUR AD ASTRA. .}
As thro" the Strand at eve we went,
•■•■;. The Strategist and I,
We taught the generals'their-; trade,
•We threw Yon Moltke in the shade,
•We knew the reason why.. .
• O, blessings on .the good; conceit .
.. That never need be ' Shy- . • ,
That could each" difficulty meet, - •
". And every peril = spy: • , ::
For when 'i we came to Charing Cross,
And would have passed thereby, /
. A Brompton 'bus we did not ..see
" Came at us— bang!— '
"And where were we? - '-■:.*. ■■■..'.-.
The Strategist and I! . -/ ;
■ ..,:■■ The Difference.
(Cleveland: Plain Dealer.) . ' ; J
■ A high-school girl said to her father the
other night: ' ... . ".
.."Daddy, I've got a sentence here, I'd
like to have you punctuate. : You know
something about punctuation;. don't you V'
"A little," said her cautious jrnrent, as
he took-the slip of paper she handed him.:
. This is what he read: V ; ' ■
: "A five-dollar, bill flew around the cor
ner."- "' ■ - .: ;/ : • ; . ■ -
He studied it carefully.
"Well,", he: finally said, "I'd. simply .put
a period after it, like: this." .. .
"I wouldn't."' saidrthe\high-school girl;
"I'd make* a 'dash after it!" ■■■..'/■■ "
„ >'••:,. . ■:———**—— , . ',■ :; ,■;
"When He Found It. : ; ;
' ; (Cleveland Plain Dealer.) : ; '
A wizened-faced newsboy climbed on. a
Detroit street-car, the other , evening, and,
worming ': his way . past p the ; conductor,
.walked down "the aisle; yelling: - "-. :- ■ -
: "Las* edition— all about Siglur Brudders
findin\ defray "of dimons"' •/ . '-
{ He : sold " several papers, and when : he
.was^ passing- out : : a man: looked, around
andiyelledrto him:.-:- ;; ; -■;■/ ;. . a .//;/
"Say, -boy,, where, did /they find that
tray?" y - , - : ■}[
:u: v The . youngster, paused : in the . doorway.
; i "In a pack ;o';; o' ; cards !". he fshouted back,
and. disappeared. • ; : : ; : ' ;,-.;- '. »' r - : ' ■'■:
• -.-■ ■■ - At tlie: Theatre;; ;{ : .'. •■ .. .
• ;' ;, : (Boston^.Transcript.)}. . ; : : ;S . .j^
•/■'. Fuddy: : .Whattdo . youliaugh at . that^'old :
joke '■= for ? S/When I A told? it ; to ; you .three;
months" ago v you /didn't : even; smile,/- and
now,, you -laugh at.it as; though you- would':
die. •"■ - ' v-y--;'- : " : +■:">■ --^.:-' : v ;.;
. Duddy:^Yes--I know.i-lipaidto getVlni
here; and- I'mi- bound ; 't6; make" the -most :
of my moneys worth.
-..•■-. :- Peuee-Ijovijip-Woinnn. ■:
■ (3ndianai)olis, Journal.) '
: ' "Did; you -"pay : the -■ grocer and bu tclier,
Amelia?"
v '.'No;: there'wasn't enough to. pay .both.
of.them;:vTo .pays onlv.jojie. would"- make i
;.I ; justVitook; thewmoney ilanci;
spent it down-town. 'l
(Chicago , Times- Herald.)
pJlShe^spV'hichshalf^ofvthe world do y.i!s
suppose 'it-Ss ;U)at;doesh'tilini>v.' huw th<
lunss ; and ( inflamed ibronchlalHubes. ■&» cts.'i
:. . > ' ■ . ' ':■■' ; . ■ -" . (
GAYNOR-«nEBNBVE.XAMISfATION. : .
.. . . ....'.
1 — ~ — : „ f -/ „ ■ (
■ ■• ' ■ ™ > * ...

v: NEW- -YORK, = Jamiar>'.;lß.-irThe;examl-;
December, fur frauds in oonneotftm. with
ithtlsfvirnnlh|;Rive r =
Sound contracts,, which were, it 'is: claim-;
■ed7"sanctioned ; -iiy:;'fprmer,:Ca
M. Carter, United States Engineer Corps,;
iwaS'CohtinuedUd-da^befofe: Commission-,..
'er^Shie-lds/S/The^nrst^/witness^calledSibyj:
ithe|Vlefencetwa))fLieute^ant^^6nel:Alex^
a"rider]\racKenzie,'Nynited; States engineer^
at" : ; present'?"stati6iied : :in : Washington.
WhUe^ieutenantrColohelTM
bnsthe;sta'nd'Mr. [ VRose:, sought tolntroducei
as r-cvldehceTa"'c6p'yToZCthe?certlficater -cvldehceTa"'c6p'yToZCthe?certlficate oc ;
incorporation idf^theTAtlanticrDredglngi
arid Coritf actingrCompany; under the ; seal .
ofitheiStateTofi^WestWirgin^aivThe paper >
was objected-Jto'as incompetent sby; As?ist-j;
ant%nitedisfates-District-Att6rriey- Bald-.;
win^aridUhe^objectionWas'sustained: >The;
certificate was. then marked for- identi-.
fication. .■,-••■"■/■?•.'"-.' - : • •'"
docu
ments; 'w ; hich-t\ver¥v;not|fprthcoming.. ;;■■-;
CONTRACTS PRODUCED. -/•
;■;■• Lieutenant-Coionel^: :: Mackenzie, ;>- : being.
told:"to 'stand" asidefefory.a^rw^mmutes^
Johri^B^McCarthy-Valclerk in-the office^of,
the Chief 'of ■: the {-United . . States .
rieers in' WashingtonVWasj called/f Hetwas;
asked to "produce'^thetcontracts: entered,
into ■ be tween £ the i ' Government^
■'arid -'the- Atlantic? Dredging^and .Contract
ing- /Company::: The /'first paper /he. .pro-,
duced' was the ; Savannah \ contract.^ ; The 1
contract I bore- the date of ; October 8, -189b.
The "Cumberland: Sound /contract- :9f;the
sameVdate : was: also -produced. /The icon-j
: tracts -appear in the name/of :. Captain?
Oberliri'M. Carter, as. the representative
of the United -States;; : on ; the one;. side,v
l and [-the Atlantic^ Contracting/- Company, :=
on the other.- Other papers bearing, on the :
improvements' /mentioned; were. :also- pro
duced, and -marked :'-■ f6rK>identification.v
They covered^he'operationsfor the three
years" ending" October, 1899. ,' .
" Lieutenant-Colonel /"MacKenzie, - ; bemg v
recalled, identified his signature 'as acting
chief of -United -States . -Engineers,-which ! ,
appeared .under the word "Approved. .. on :
the Savannah contract, and other..papers.
-,-When Mr. Rose. oftered. the. contract as;
evidence, saying that if ; was 'the : identical •
paper referred . to in the Savannah' indict
ment alleging- conspiracy, .and was- highly,
important - to < his .clients;,; it ;.was^ objected.;
:to by= : counsel 'for : the; government, .and.
the -obiectionSwa's sustained.. _ ]..■&. ■ /■ |
; CARTER .'REPORTED "VERY" SICK. -
•To prove" the -genuineness of ■; Captain
Carter's ' signature on the : contract; ,Mr. y
Rose took the stand: Mr.Rosesaid;that he;
had seen-. Captain . Carter .'write: over- a.
thousand times, and that the; writing on
the contract .was Carter's. - - ■
Assistant District-Attorney Baldwin ob
jected to Jlr'.; Rose's^ identification, and
said that : Carter should be brought from
the Governor's Island prison: to prove- the
signature.'. . ' v '.-- ;
Mr. Kellogg informed the Court--that
Carter is at present" very.; sick. : ' .'
"■-; Commissioner Shields reserved his.de
cision on the objection.
SIGNATURES OF THE GAYNORS.
: .Mr. Rose . was asked to identify the
signatures of Colonel John F. Gaynor,
and 'William' T. c Gaynor,"- whicli'.also ap-j
pear on the; contracts. The objections'
raised by 'the • government lawyers,
regarding the .latter /signatures were
sustained, and the contract was not ac
cepted as competent evidence. _..
: The same routine was ■ followed with
the other papers . : produced by; Witness
McCarthy, the War Department" clerk;
but, .on the continued objection of Mr.
Baldwin, the documents were not ac
cepted. /■• •'" ":-: : -/;■;':-: . -•.-•'
'Adjournment was- then taken until to
morrow.../ ~ ■' ,--.:.;.. ■ .: ,
SKEDS REFORM.
Potent Inefficiency ol the Jnclicial
. Dt'iiartmcnt.
: (Newport News Evening Telegram.)
Some time ago the Evening Telegram
quoted ah instance of the extreme diffi
culty, and delay contingent upon getting
business through the Court of Claims in
Washington. The business of this court
has' been too much for one '■ tribunal, . but
has, from all accounts, been. conducted:in
the most leisurely manner. :
-Mr. O. T. Martin, in this connection, re
cently, wrote Congressman: Rhea as. fol
lows: ' ."" ; ' :. ■ : " ■-. ; . ■
'Newport News, Va., January 11, 1900.
Hon. W. F. Rhea, Washington, D.C.:
;My Dear Sir,— l believe there is not a
lawj'er in^the country who has .not' had
cause ■ to . deplore the potent inefficiency,
of. the; Judicial- Department of bur govern
ment. V why can our government not ;do
business of this, kind upon business-like
principles? - '
If a party has a., claim against the
United States' if requires just . so much
work on the part of her agents) * clerks,
and -attorneys to adjust and; settle that
claim. ' Would it; not be more just and
more satisfactory, to all concerned to have
that done and out. of. the way in thirty,
sixty, or ninety days than to have ;it
spread . out over two, four, or six years,
thus swelling the; records of each depart
ment to such, an extent as to make it
almost impossible to ;;; handle" -y them ; be
sides, perhaps, wrecking and .bankrupting
the claimant 'by keeping him 'out of his
just.dues: for. that length of time? , .
. I "think you : : realize and' appreciate ',this
imperfection.: .How can .it-be remedied?
I expect .that 1 is much, easier asked than
answered. • , '■ . • •
,1 belie ve .the ". people of the / whole coun
try would hail with! delight the ; prospects
of something "being done' along this line,
andtwhen brought- to their attention, will
do all in their. power, to promote it. : : :
No doubt- you ; have" ;your. ideas as to
how this- might be remedied/ : I have im
perfectly formulated a /system by ■-which",''
I- think; the matter might be improved.
If you. feel disposed to take : the matter up,
andean interest our. other representatives
from, this State, I would: be glad to- give
you my ideas. '■;.;.,
As to whether it would require a con
stitutional amendment, I am not,, at-pres
ent, able to say," but if it. should, I be
lieve the urgent •■.necessity, "of
better would 'even' justify .that.- j;.
-I'; Yours very, truly, O. T. MjVRTIN.
Congressman Rhea^ replied, as; follows:
"" "*"*'-- ■ Washington,' January 12, -1900.;;:
O. : T. : Martin, .Esq., Newport i News/ Va.'i
Dear \ Sir,— Your, favor of the -11th '■ 'io
hand. : and I ; will takelpleasure In co-ope
rating : along -.the line r you suggest. ;l
think it is verj r necessary and 'proper that
someUegislation' should be had' in this di-"
rectiori. Yours truly, '. ':-■: .
. \ : : ;: WILLIAM P. RHEA; ; :
■ .; Mr. Martin's' idea is .that •;': there": should
be; more, than, one original, tribunal; that
the" business 'should be attended : to ;iri ■ the
various States : by : commissioners,": ■some
thing; as the bankruptcy business is, at
tended,to now. v .;' -
: ; . The ...business -;bef ore: ;; the 'Court' of
Claims > from. ..this section -is
greater "than ! the; average ' person has ; any
idea ; of,: arid i some . refornv is badly} needed
and Will -be appreciated -both by. the mem
bers ; of : the "bar, and their clients.'. _ j ''■: '
EFFECT . OF "; S EA BOIIRD -i DKCISIOX.
Sixteenth Suit Mr. vKyun Has Insti
tuted mill Lost.
(Baltimore Amr-riean.)
■ ; Mr. -i J. William . Middendbrf, of Midden
dorf, Oliver. & Co., prominently indentitled
v mo'veih&nt : looking toward '-' the
Seaboard. Air-Lilie consolidation/ireceived
:yesterdayyafterndon:ia^ telegram from :At-:: At-:
torney.
Va:,; announcing ; the' refusal of -the -court
to -grant:; theK;nJunftioh|pjay^d;?by^^MrVi
Ryan. and:; the news .was received with
<-veiy indication of supremo - ,u-faction
by .Mr. Micldendorl" and all who Jtre as
sociated .witfotflm . ;J^
The -telegram wan brl« f.~ It simpljvsald:
."Injunction": rffui-eJj I congratulate "you!"
/■MrtrMiddendorf, in speaking of the. "out?
come'Of : ,the;'s'ultj%w2ilch'!"ha's s ;been r a v soufc'e
mm' - -~>mm
theSfrleriasiioficonsplidatlon^sdia^^l;
courtfjnb^ejth'eilesiiso^becaj^i^n^a
fcbhriclently^dokedvforwirtJ itojno^oth^r^js
Sult^^emHt»6b9straJght|aheaatc«]
pleting t he^ details {of -Vthe S consolidation
/asT^e^h^eldorie^rrespecUyfflofathes^
iproceedlrigsY^^stocklidlders^meetl^go^
kKSSeabbafdfaridjßp^riokeiß&ilway^nvt;
IpariySwlllLberiheldnto^rrow^inSPort^
mbuth^whichi^ia^haveibeer^eltj^evenj
ihad^theretbeen;' : noj decision |rendered J^
? th*e"cWe^and!thewo?kspreliniinaryjto i .the j
finalvaccojriplishmenttofCourlpurppseiwnij
be-continued. Our counsel^are, working:
out for us'the'■■"many^prpblemsHhatiiiatxi
:'rally-*rpresent^themsely?s^-..-in^the,= course:
of^ariniridertakirig-offttieiproportions:^;
th':sTbneT:and"satisfactory:progress is .oe-.
ing, made.' l ' - '
?,\ •••p n j s ; js" the; sixteenth ■. suit -prousht .; pj
Mr. --Ryan against^ the '/newiand -bid: man-,
ageme'rits '.- of - the 4 ■; Seaboard '^ and \ the six
teenth^that/heihasilbstoiljdo, not know;
whether/heihas, enough or - not; jmd care
veryJ-little: : Mr.: Ryan: cannot istopi.this
.eriterprise,"though:;it may. require a;; few,
more lost suits at Jaw. to : convince •him."
'SIOItGAX TO; 3IECKXE\3TRGERS. ■
■lieplyv ?to Thanks for /AiiSTver to
•Pritcliara— Mccfclenljurs Declaration.
ator Morgan. -■of Alabama, has" replied to
thetresolution recentlyipassed.by the De- T
'riiqoratie -Executive Committee of Meek-.'
•'lenburg ■; courity^-'thanking /him; for /his
speechagainst^SenatorPritchard's.resolUr
'tionTin?the^Unlted;Statesf Seriated decln r
.fng. the'proposed . amendment" to .the^North
•Carolina Constitution unconstitutional.
Senator ■"Morgan writes, in part, vaa i ;fol-'
lows:: ; ; :r;.;: : : '■'■:'':■ '/" ; ■;- ; ' v' : .* .'■.'•. .'''".'-;. ;
''BIRTHPLACE OF INDEPENDENCE."^
"The veneration in which; all true Amer
•icans ■ hoid W, the ;■- 'birthplace of •'. ■;> Amer-i
• ica n independence,' iV arid . the y . honor,
that belongs to' the race of mcii ; who first
declared 'tour.- independence,' -impress me:
with ; the' most sincere gratitude for your
fapj^roval of my effort "to"; restore to, them
;tho H great heritage bequeathed \to :\: \ them ;
"by theiivrfathers. ". '■-■■■ ' -.-' '.''.'•; :' :/ V ; - - *: .'-.' ,. -./:*>' ;
'.'It v is.rriot becoming in 'the'-descendants"
of. such! men to voluntarily submit their
political; destiny to*a condition of .equality.
With the negro race, and there is no legal
compulsion 'that requires of them J: such
;'dangerous':and depraving humiliation/ ;
;:? equality with ancestors.
► "Trie: peo"pie/;Of . the United States at
the polls will again declare^your liberty
and your equality "with; your: own ■ ances-j"
r tors, "and will, relieve you of the insulting
stigma ;that. you.' are ; orily^. the"ipolitical or
social -equals; of. 1 the negro race. ./.- , : i
% "The -"Mecklenburs Declaration^ off Inde-
■pendence: would, never / have been. s made ;
if :.: your fathers had i supposed that It
would -be : so; perverted^ and abused . as . to
reduce^ their ■ posterity to political or social
equality with; the negro : race."
Are ydu : in favor of .the, separate-car
bill? If" you are; let /your members of
the House and. Senate riearj from ; you at
once. ' . : •' • ' '
- Payment'for Cedar Grove. ;
NORFOLK. V A., January 16.— Judge
Waddill; of the United States Court, to
ddy entered an order directing the Secre
tary -of the Treasury .to deposit 5132.500
to pay for the Cedar-Grove : property, ad
joining the navy-yard, 1 recently acquired
by the government. The Clerk of the
court. Hon.' George E. . Bowden, has di
rected his warrant - upon the Treasurer
for this amount, which will; be paid out
as per recommendation of Judge Thomas
H.'Willcox,: special master of :the court.
Hon. John Goode.is allowed 53.274.1S at
torney fees, and Judge Leghß. Watts
12>A per: cent, of the : entire amount to
cover ;payments made by him to- agents,
sub-agents, attorneys. '■; etc., and will be
refundea- 17,451.68 advanced for "taxes. .
.. , : " ;Sl»eiiantloali Mention. ..
WOODSTOCK. YA.. January IS.—(Spe
cial.)—Dr. J.B. Rush, the well-known
dentist of this place, was called to Salem,
Va., this morning by the death of a rela
tive. .. _ ■ . •■••'.' -...•'•"
-Messrs. Tavenner & Bauserman.; law
yers of .this place. will, shortlj- erect a
handsome- suite of offices on' the site of
their present office. . „,
The offices of the Circuit^and County
clerks here have recently been Tenovated
by. a. coat:of rpaint and varnish.
Miss Bertie,: aged 22. daughter of Mr.
Isaac Coffman, a .well-known citizen liv
ing four miles west of Woodstock, drop
ped dead on Sunday without warning.
Dcnth of a V. 31. I. Cjiilet.
LEXIXGTOX,' VA.. January 16.—(Spe
cial.)—Cadet Paul 8. . Clark, son of Mr.
James : Shepherd Clark, editor of El Co
mercio, of New York city,: died in tho
hospital, of : the A'irginia Military Insti
tute last night. He was taken with
cerebral meningitis last Thursday. He
entered the institute in ISO 6. but owing
"to illness: was forced to leave during the
session; of "1597-'9B. He returned a' year
later, ,and was a member of the second
class at the time of his. death. His
• parents arrived this; morning- from -New
: York, and will ; take, his remains to that
city for interment to-morrow. He was
aged about '20 years.
Death of a Former Hotel Man.
]': HOT SPRINGS, VA., January 16.—(Spe
cial.) — Mr." E. S. Sterry. at one time as
isistanl manager of the Homestead Hotel,
and father of Mr.'Fred. Sterry, the pres
ent' manager, . died..' Sunday at f Albany,
K. Y. Mr. Sterry had an attack of
paralysis some years ago, from which
he did not fully, recover. ; This was fol
lowed some time ago by a second stroke,
and by the third on. Sunday, which re
sulted in his death. He: leaves; a widow
; and 'i two sons. \ The deceased Was a man
much beloved ..in- this community, and
our: people will miss him greatly. :..
\ Up in Ilisrhlnnd.
MONTEREY. VA., January -lG.—(Spe
cial.)—Mrs. Annie Arbogast. wife of ex-
Sheriff : E. : M. Arbogast, whose home Is
one: mile north- of Monterey, issuffering
from appendicitis. Mr. Arbogast, who is
largely interested in real estate in Poca
hontas county, W. Va.. has been summon
ed home:; .' Mrs. Arbogast is a daughter
of .the late Frank McNulty, ■ arid has a
host of friends and relatives who feel a
deep concern for.her.. .
The: condition of Mr. 8. "E.. Fleisher,
who was reported seriously ill; of pneu
monia and other complications, is not
materially : changed," though,' perhaps, a
little more hopeful.
Front Roysil Mention.
FRONT ROYAL, VA., January. 10.—
(Special.)— The funeral services ;of Mrs-.
C.M. Jackson were held. in' the local Bap
tist : church at- 11:30 A. : M. to-day. Rev.
R.'E.Ll;Ayler. ! assisted by Rev. F. A.
Lake, of Upperville,:Va.', conducted them,
after, which -the remains ' were interred jin
Prospect-Hiir Cemetery. ,. « . -■■ ■■-
'^Walter Davis ; (colored) was to-day in
dicted by the'grand jury for house-break
ing. .;-.- He pleaded guilty before the petit
jury, and his punishment" was fixed at
three years and six months in : the peni
tentiary." >^ ---„ ..-•.■"■..•:.'• •: '■ •; .-:.' -. ■=„ . „■ V
- , :\ ; ■:. — ~^- " - ". . "
;--:"- - ■ . ■ ■
. . Hurt .by-'a ..Train. . .
ALEXANDRIA/ VA., January fß—Chpe
cial.)—William ;Pannell, "employed -"as : a
brakerhan' on .the i Southern' railroad, ?while.
stepping; from': behind?; some fears in the
company's .; yard ;this I evening, ; was struck
on :• the.-; head'- by : an" outgoing-;: train^^ antl
had;'4his'. lefts armS and.Jnose:;. broken Sand
face ; badly ; injured. '_' He - will Irecoverv r '-' .
• .■'■;. "-.: -...;. . Selxftl Hruiuly .Soltl. : "
;.FLOYD. VA..Jariua*ry 16.— (Special.)—
Deputy-Collector jliouston-'sokl-her^ a
•few.; days ago ;,'abouf?soi); "gallons ..: of: seized
ibrandy,"; supposed 3. to: belong^; to failtcensett
distiller..] ■■'- The "brandy: brought Sl.frl per
gallon. 1 This brandy was found concealed
on.ttheV river -bank. '
; '-Lewis, Dennis, :Salern. J lnd.; says: "kodoi
Dyspepsia? Cure- did -' hie . moire - good I than
anything^ liever-itook.''SsitTtligests What
you*? eat. ■?. and-: cannot^helplf but ;■ cure* 1 ' ilys
pepsia^and-;stomach troubles. : Kodeker
Brothers; T. A- .Miller. - . ■
„; ,■ .•• ft-:.The :^lotlicr*j«r Favorite. • ■'•:■'
V; Chamberlain's Cough fg the
Jrf^hehS^TOrUe.v'lt^issplepantfamUsafe
jfor^children -to jtake; r arul\a!wHJs cures.
Ittisj intended tespscial!ysfcr"cdushs^cosdd,
broup.- and whooping-cough, ant! is- the
?beitjmeui<-lne made for tin-- ,!;.->• s>- ..
.Therelisjnot .the; least {danger v'lnjgly'tfijjjlitj
> f or. It ■ contai ns . no cpiuhv/or;
other Injurious drus. anrf*.may be glveri
us confidently to n babe a.s to an adult.-;
FoV'salc by all tiryjjs^s. ja H-Su.W&F^
The Best
Flour
•' .' On Earth.
THE THOMAS POTTS CO.,
;Millers' Agents, Richmond, Va,
,fe" ; ■•■'.•..." , ';" -: .^-:-"-;;^<de-jßl;Cm> ". -. ;
JK&k^.^ % ■' AMAL : y 0
WOfflfe a posidvo anrl the only'- — 'q
j® KSDWN CURE FOR :^1
•'■[■[Cbhsumptiori^^ 1
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:--^^Xa Grippe, &c. Heals the lnnga, |
§T^TCst<Jreß wasted_ tissues, stops th«£
f» . congb and brings back perfect h..'
w& health- All "drnggiste- Write for^
. m^ interesting booklet, ■ irce.MM
Amiil Mfg. CfH^^^i
f WEDNESDAY, J
I JANUARY ioth, J
i~ : SKATIN6 'ACAD. |
< Admission, 15c. ■■*
* ' ~ ' ■■ ■■ '■ :: ' '"'■ •■' " ■ ' ■ $
$ Skates/ 10cl' i
| : ,-l.iiuic? rnee, ?
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THUItSDAY. JAXCARV IS, 10H0.
AT S P. iL.
Y. M. C. A. HALL.
By arrangement with the B. Y. P. U. aal
: for the benotit of the Union,
COLOXEL C.H.FRE.XCH.
The well-known Traveller, Explorer, and
Lecturer, .will present his Marvel
lously Beautiful Entertainment
; on
INDIA,
Illustrated with the Finest Stereopticon
. : Views in the World.
The Famous Monkey Temples,
The Worship of the Ganges rtivcr.
Tho Holy , Men' or- Devotees of Indue
" The.: Wonderful Taj Mahal.
ThfH Great Himalaya Mountains and the
Grandest Scenerj- of the Oldest
- Country in the World.
Admission, 25 cents; reserved seat?. -7)
cents. ■'-. ja IT--^__
\FAV ACADK3IY OF 31 US I C.
TO-NIGHT 'AT S:l3.
FAMOUS WILBUR-KIRWI-V OPERX
COMPANY,
' IN
SAlh -I»ASIIA.'
Prices, 25, .T>.- and TjOc.
Change of bill nightly. ja 17-lt
* SILYERTEA
FRIDAY. JANUARY. I2th. 5 TO S P. M..
at Dr. CLIFTON MILLER'S, 205 east
Grace street, benefit oT-'Sholcerin^'Arcis
Hospital. Given by Mrs. J. M. Patterson's
Circle of King's Daughters. Ja-1*
THE VALENTINE MUSEUM
ELEVENTH AND CLAY STREETS.
Open daily from 10 -A. -if. to 5 I*. 31
• Admission, 25 cent 3. Free on Saturdays.
.•■mh'U-ly. "- : .'■■'-■•''
Ihe Osnfscierafs Museum,
TWELFTH" AND CLAY STRK&Tc.
Optn daily from 3 Al M. to 0 P. -M...
Admission, 23 cents. Fr«e ok -Saturdays.
de 18-ly : '
'.' ;'-:;:; '- : ;: ■' - ' . MEETINGS. :.
THE OFFICERS *OF THE VIRGINIA
CONCLAVE. No.- 153. IMr'ROVKD OK;
DEII OF HEPTASOPHS. are rffiueste;.!
to". meet : at- the Chesapeake anil Oiiio
Depot (Broad-Street Station) THIS EVE
NING at 3 Up o'clock, to attend t'r.c fune
ral ot v " our •'. late" -■■ brother; r Ei:g-r.^ \
"U'alter. . H. S. SMITH. Archon.
Gecrge W. Hunter, Secretary.
■ ■'-■■'■:'-" j" l^f .
.. . . '" . :. . Old iwnsinioi
'": Building, 'and Loan "Association.^
. Richmond. Va., January 1" ; . l-”- ,
_ THE ANNUAL MKETiXG OF TH-&
STOCKHOLDERS :> . OF- THE OLD W
MINION BUILDING AND LOAN' ASSO
CIATION will' be hetd;in the Hall or tnf
Chamber, of Commerce. Richmond. Va
on TUESDAY, /January SO, VXQ- at U
o'clock A.M. : E. A. BARBER.
ja 14-td . ..;. . - • L^iitf 1 r Ji.
' Virginia State. Insurance Company.
Richmond, Va;. January I>>. i' 1 ";,.
i THE ANNUAL. MEETING OF 1«£
•STOCKHOLDERS OF TUTS -COWi-'.VN)
willvbe held at the '. company's o{!:ee. 1-
east Main. street,- on THURSDAY, Jaau
ary 25. IS€<V at l o'clock. „,,
- " . . CHARLES" K. V»-ILU»^
:ja 11-2w t : : .:; aTreas.u^i
"The Columbian Duiltiins and LmH
■ - Association" of Itichiuona. \ a-..
. - Januarys, u-v-.
THE REGULAR ANNUAL MEK'i,'/ I .'
of the-STOCKHOLDERS of the.OOj.v-y
:BIAN,BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCU
TION OF -RICHMOND. VA.. will b;.- -f;'J
at the. office of. the association. • i«,.V>"
•Planters'. National Dank auijdln?. '•;.:;'
. rr.or.d. Va.\ on WEDNESDAY, .rami;^ *-.
I'M. a t ■ I P . : .M. ■ I- D. A VLEI I. ■;
.': ja:iO-td V:.;: Secretary^antlTrgasu^^
: Klchmonti. Va.. January >'•. tf~,\_
THE REGULAR ANNUAL MELTI.^
OF THE "STOCKHOLDERS OF
UNITED BANKING AND TRUS =. «^
PANY ."-■vvtll lie hehl at the office o£ <£-.
company.cSi'leiist Main streot. RJcn"!o^-;
iVa-: MONDAY. January 22. 19X>. • .«» ~
; O"c!ockvM;>: SAMUEL S. Lt-Aif-,.
:ja : ?-ti] ;• V, iSsecrc-tary .ant; Irea^^;
I 1I 1 STOP THAT NEURALGIA. |
Ifllllllißfl lt> I
Price, 2."> c. '■ {
?pA^MILLER, 519 E. BROAD Sf r if
HORXRS. Mti-s:s. \vago». - tO -,:.
a wkm-uS
iuhderL6 years;Of:age.y=RipKi;WH"vi^, A ,^
■ trotte r.s anU S topers a ml \ gouU '"*•■ L* - : '
splv>at<the^SOU.TKKßN IMANUF^^

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