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iWI /I v£M?Z^^& the throat, a : slight congb; may be-tho^dauger sign. of tbo consumptive of U
■■■ : flii /// /W^" l^^^) to-morrow. - Nature is generally considerate and gives a signal and a warning A\
? mWJt ' ' - '^'iS^^i^ - that those vrho would avoid death by consumption had .better heed.'-
' 11 r7/ ■'■ • : '"^^*^ -■•■■" Tliero are times "when, tho overwrought system needs artificial assistance, tfs
• |Vj|/y *" v^ "when the wheels of the human machine are clogged and its^smooth working (rt
I : In I I -/~-n^ ' A . pnre, invigorating stimulant like Duffy's Pure 3Mt yiTiiskey is "invalu- *w
\\ -^\^ii&*W/V' '/ttf^i^' f nblo as a tome when you are run down and depressed, when the heart is weak
1 ilu\ IM-<Ml^\vW (/'/< V^^^S.- and Ihe blood sluggish.. It assists failing nature to resume its functions and A^ ;
I W%sii IU% ' / i^^lm imparts vim and energy to every jiart" of -the" body. , ■ \ \\\\
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I X % Hi \ J^^^^l still carries a blessing to suffering humanity.' .
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V lIIK '\^^o \^>; pure in hundreds of tests by the country's best chemists. : / " .. M
j ffj } "tf^M Over 7,000 leading physicians prescribe and recommend Duffy's -Pure- ////
■ ///' '"•■"^^6r ' ■Whiskey, exclusively! for coughs, "-colds, bronchitis, consumption, whoop- 'I
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I/Ji Vs&f \j JA&- . cause, "it is; used in over 2,000 prominent hospitals to tho exclusion of "all /W
'/I X^ - \nhfZ^a~^rp9So&^l ' other alcoholic stimulants on account of its purity and excellence. .;v jm
;/// L/^n^^vSv Duffy'S Pure '..-Malt Whiskey ■& tho greatest heart tonic „\^
I "7r//y/r V \ A \\ A known to science. ■It renovates and invigorates the entiro system, makes the -^\
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| //l \ i \\\ •what a bill with outraged nature you have to settle in the end. - 7/7
u\\ s^^ I ill \ \ \\ nUD^O nflMQIS^PTin^ The following letter of F^liss ////
" %>^ 1 v \\ bUnlo ■■bUabUmrlvJflir, Carson vvIH interest 7/1
: \\ I // \ \ MRS. riddle says SHE OWES HER LIFE TO every woman: (l
l W ■ l W RE Br E L sV^ S T K O EY SU^E E R^ , ' B,T CoLbne Avc., KowTc rk . , |
I /If/; • V W ."^^AND RECOMMENDS,.! TO HER GS^e^t simmer I beenmo very
ll\ iv 1 1 \ \ ' "Zeno SC" 9-°9-'99 much run down in health and lost about thirty | A
■•./// ill "'■' :\ \ GcnUcmen-I had a cough' for three years, pounds. I Eu? ercd untold agony. Duffy's fl"
///, I !!> , ' \ \ effects of mp and not taking proper care of Pure Malt VVh.skevwns recoinmeuded tome by //I
■ml- II J i -' - \ » myself. Jh April, 189S, I beckme co weak I a friend, who Baid it saved her life. I had my ////
// IB " /,' , \ was unable to work. I was examined by two doubts about n, but thought I would try it. I ////
II A I'M M \ phvfiicians.whotoldmelhad-bronchitis.-i-ery am now on my fourth bottle, nnd I must say <W
N /Hi -til X bad. They advised me to use, Duffy's Malt that, it.has done me more good than all other /|
' i / ///If #/(' A Whiskey, but I was so bitter against whifikcy medicines, and I tried several. I had r. cough, <\U
iIC / I'M Jim \ that I would not consent. --■ --- the doctor eaid my vn S a were affected, I. had j\W
UV / If/11l Im\ \ By Au-ust 20th last I had gone bo far as to mdi-estion, backache and headache, and was b\\
\\ /////!// Mil ' > -A be unable to get my breath, except with diffi- greatly troubled witu painful menstruation. I HW
V -' I // ' I Im I cnltv-was very low. I thought I could not also had immbness mmy mibs. As Eoon as A\i
: rN / v/Mlftl/IM I ■ live much longer. Onr old physician, Dr. T. I be<;an to take your Malt Whiskey I felt better, |U\\\
/ lil'-'m ,\ - Vi r . Campbell, of Ener-y, S. C, examined my until now my congh. has all left me, my lungs \\\
im / Mir 1 S - lun^s, told me the risht one was very bad and are perfectly sound, I have no moro headache \V
fflV V. IISIII II'VS thslef t one hut a tfiflo better, but that I had or backache, and I don- 1 know what paia is. AM
W'\l2 r7r 7 !''/ Hi "* enoa"-h lun<-s left to live a good while yet if I I can' eat anything and it agree 3 with me. I I A
U / i,l W. would take plenty of Dnffv's Malt am convinced all my troubles came. from im- ■ |MvV
V t Ul U - andtakeitre-nilariv. l?y this time I was will- poverislied blood and poor circulation. ;l can : t )>
i\> I "TfrrJll V _I in" to do anything for relief. So the dear ear enough ia praise of yonr excellent 'i \
\\ ■-"-■-', IsMi&frJ -s-tfrffiiF old man, though he is not a whiskey doctor, V/hiskey. I thmk it is the greatest meuicine /. i
( /fif?Wt'f^>~^™__-<<rlMn!i ! ordered me to begin at once with two table- on earth. Every woman should^know abont i\
JlffitPjM ilMmM^Hmti I m\V m!! spoonfuls as a dose t'vcrv two hour?, day and it- ; I recommend it to nnyone who stiflnro as m
I liMmMmMMk mm \W \\\i H ht - I did bo, and immediately began to I di^ as I think it is a Godsend to womea. ■ !hW
I IPW&\WBS MH ! SipLif SBlfi ! - improve, and now, "six weeks from that time, I Gratefully yours, CLARA 11. CARSON. U\\
i /ws^eSyrftK." \U\U !'!']!'" iU! BX *Vl \> can breatho almost as well as I ever could, and . . . — *v ; , vA\
//fifa^^li imrd ! i 8 hlt'Mfl W I i'L I Dr. C. says my lungs are healed, except one prvnfirifinro o* a D's'in- ift\
llh \n '/wSaWy lW lV\ Fjlfißl dull place in the right lung, and that the cavi- LXpenetlCO O. c U.o-in- m
IM r/?'^^<> \WFW 111 I ({M IdO . EO^ OW V^^SS^ e t wlf The distinguished writer of the subjoined %
/// l/hZ \ ilHill WBimNss*ai mo .?'f Tel!T cl! or ( !! 0 'U J r ? V™, mi -! v testimonial has served her beneficent mission \j
W\ //^SN Nl'ailPiP Mm Wf£ • * nd l 0 A h, m Sat the head of some of the largest curative and %
l< iff AN -J^eSapa^iP^ hzs nved my life thus far, and jf I had begun hnritaWo insti tntions of the country : V
W'/z-v /rS ! . &»#- a year ro I would have beea cured oy tins v ; •" Is l
llrf/P -.(^Vr AflA/AVS /time Respectfully, Rochester, N. 1., Home of Industry, ■jj\\
I HIV/r // /kLVvAY^ / ■' - ' . - Ur=. U. B. RIDDLE. It pivea me great pleasure to recommend 7//\i
tllHyiiU . /// ' Duffy's Pure >la!t "Whiskey, which I have used '/M
IWv^ f-/F/D$ MFi/Z-D AtXC Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey lacks the element for consumptives in the last stages of the dread /A
AW V\o/7AZ.r^/ fjLYLm rr >v£2= — fusel oil— that injures the eystem. Can Ido disease. Aside from its medicinal properties
WV^S^: * m j •", t , nr- e*"s-<S>^^ otherwise than stand np for it, and stand, de- it" is very mild. The patient can retain it when \m
UV\ — -^^^rv*w_^W If/Mr.S^y^i^y^t' rouncin" POISON whiskcv? all other stimiilants fail. I recommend Utoall. yW
SSySmi^^SroiTsE, F. Sc.Westfield, ±3. , MOTHER HIERONYMO. .HI
(Hi £1 HS^P^i'S There is Bothing "Just as good" as Duffy's Puro Malt. "Whiskey. A dealer who says so is thinking
PrM I 1P 11 °i is profits— noihing more. Of" course -when a remedy has been before the public so long, has
\jg?lnl v&£ X 11^2^5 i iQQn reconim ended and prescribed by doctors, and carried the blessings of health to' bo inatiy^
thousand homes, imitations are Iwund to arise. ..They arc only able, however, to imitate the bottle and labels. No one can
imitate. the product, The process is known to manufacturers alone. Ask for the genuine, refuse injurious substitutes;-- See
that our' seal over the cork is unbroken, and that the bottle has on it the government medicine stamp. We Lave found cases
-where unreliable dealers have refilled our bottles, so we wish to caution our patrons against accepting some cheap imitation
5n our bottles. Book of information sent free. All druggists and grocers. If your dealer does not sell it, a bottle will bayou
you prepaid for §1 00. C bottles for §5.00. Sent in plain package. .
OUFFY I^ALT AVHISKEY CO., ' Rochester^ M* Y Bi
PULASKI
. liiijM>rt:ini!. Action. o£ Confederate
Cnmp— PcrNoiial Xotea.
' (Correspondonce of the Dispatch.)
'.'.'■■^PCLASKX" va., January 23.— James
33reathed Camp, C. V., of Pulaski, had an
Interesting celebration of Lee's Birthday.
- Colonel- French, of the Fifty-sixth Virgin
": Sa Regiment, was the orator of the day.
:; After' a handsome Introduction by Com
rade Judge Selden Longley Colonel French
{gave an account of the battle of Chieka
:. mauga, in which his regiment and the
■Sixty-third Virginia and Fifth Kentucky
regiments bore a leading part, taking and
.holding Snodgrass Hill most gallantly for
:• Bbc hours, against great odds, and at.great
.loss, and capturing three Federal regi
; aients. Colonel French stated that the
.| : Pederal ' monuments on Chickamauga
I'at this point were untrue, and did
v- : Virginia great injustice. At the end of
;.; his epeech, on the motion of "William M.
'-', Perkins, the camp unanimously adopted a
: ' vote i of . tlianks to Colonel French for his
: : , able and instructive address, and resolved
.'••'. that every Virginia Confederate- veteran
.; camp should see to it that this injustice
i-.. was corrected, and that true monuments
:'. ■were. erected there by Virginia, doing jus
■ Mice to. her troops, and pledging the James
vßreathed Camp to subscribe- its part of the
. jiecessary expenses. Colonel French stated
". that - the Chickajnauga-Park comrhlssion
:' ers acknowledged the injustice of the pre
- cent , monuments, and: were willing that
'j'Virglia should erect true ones there.
Officers of the camp for the year 1900
Ifwero then" elected; as followb:
;.. Commander, ColonelJ. Rush Miller;
%'first '? Ueutenan.t-Commander, Captain
i rJames . Pratt: ;.Secoi)d Lieutenant-Cor
n," tnonder, Captaln v: Birainef Gunu; Third
hJljileutenant-Coinmarjder, Private Addiso'n
ijiJordan;. Quartermaster, Captain Charles
I Li. Teaney; Adjutant, Colonel James Mac-
U'i'slli; Chaplain, Rev. S. Taylor Martin; As
"vrsistant Chaplain, Rev. Thomas M., Cecil.
„'■>' On Sunday Assistant-Chaplain Cecil
-iprbached in the Methodist church of Pu
silaskl to tho camp, an appropriate, stirraon,
■V,;hisVtext being. "Citizens of Ht-aven"— ihird
IbchapteriPhilippians: ,■
" The camp is in a flourishing condition,
/i'ltaflopted a" resolution to have "erected in
UorJiiear, the court-house square in Pulaski
Ifaihandsome monument to the Pulaski
dead, in co-operation with
Uitih Pulaski county Daughters of the Con
s|fefleracy and Sons of Confederate Yete-
J-rans.. •;■ ;• ■ .. . :"-' ; „.
">'>;,Peiitions.have beea numerouslj' signed
» here, in favor of separate cars for white
ikaind: colored, public sentiment seeming to
"bouufuiimously.in favor of the Epps bill,
; or eomething: similar. ,. r ~.
- The weather here continues ;delightful.
*TJje" roads • are excellent. Fortunaie^y,
£-Jn* the Christmas holidays and soon after
ifice-hbuses." were tilled with the finest 10-
inch ice. ' . "' . -
5: D, T. Warlin. of .Salem, .Is visiting .his
: ' old -friends in Pulaski to-day. ... : ;
'^Lawyer Rockingham Paul is here, on
|i>fGfej«(!Jonai liusiness. " ~"
Q:: ■ I}. I*". Garnett;«^Esq., is in Washington
icily on. a ...short visit. . •
jy:- A.-. P. -x Montague, of- Rail ford.; former
|CqjmniEslonor of Labor, .spent Sunday at
v.the Maples Shad© Inn; here. '.
*'^;MrK. "'..Walter E. Addison and son; Juli3ii,
y are; vlKiUuj;: in Richmond.
„ 'A new KChooUhouse will lie built in East
??3 > ulaski soon ■ by the .Pulaski' District
j'Board. ■• •■ "■■ -/■, . . :■■ " ■ ■
*|^lSx-Miuister-lb-Kayti Harry : M;' Smythe
ar guest ■of Shade Inn Sunday.
"..'■' l.\Q.- Wj'ser, Esq., • is- in" li4chmbnd, ar
fgajing.before^ the.: Court';; of. "' Appeals; the
i'caKe? of' Painter and; others^ v«/;Pulaski :
IfCpunty, abb tit thgroad froinlPulaEki : CHy
|to|l>ubliii.;,, '.". Delegure . PpJiocl: , represents
gtiife^cbunty. - ;■ '.-: ..~;.; ■ ;::';<.*:.'.' '\-j ;.■ '" ;;■■;
t ; ;*?'MJ;F, :Pet«r«;.. of tiiis. place;.\will ...travel
.f ias j drurniner for ,n. ; J. n«.-y nblfi si vTbbacoo
of Winston;. N. C.'SHis ;■! family ."!
;aren>ain^Jn:Puluski. '„.' -. " : :
fe'Ktiv. il>r. Alfred Jon cp, bf^ih<>:.''Piilaski '
ipjt^JPregbyttriun: church, -has b'<>en; sincel
last Sunday conducting a protracted ser
vice in Bristol, Va.
Rev. T. H. Thornton, of this place, is
conducting a meeting at Bell Spring, in
this county.
Captain M". H. Calfc-e is drumming in
W"est Virginia this week. Mr. G. A. Cal
fee is similarly employed in North Caro
lina, i
W. 11. Howard, Esq., has been appointed
school trustee of Pulaski District," in place
of D. D. Hill.
CHAULOTTESVII.I.E
A Marriaae-To Colonize Fruit-
Growers.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., January 25
(Special)—Mr. R. L. Lowry, of Verdon,
Hanover county, and Miss Georgia Powell,
Crozet, this county, were married yes
terday at the home of the bride's parents,
in the presence of a few invited, friends.
The bride was attired in a travelling
suit of pearl gray, and carried bride's
rose-s. Mr. -and Mrs. Lowry left for a
bridal tour of the eastern cities. They
will make their home in Glen Wilton.
Monsieur J. Rover, president of the
Agricultural Syndicate of the Arrondisse
ment of Digne, and also of the Co-opera
. tice Society, known as l'Econome, has
i been travelling in this county with a view
to examining lands on which to colonize
French famines, Who wish to grow' fruit..
He was accompanied by Mr. Crockford,
representing a real estate firm. Monsieur
Royer will visit Florida, California, and
Oregon, before returning to France.
■Workmen engaged in repairing the walk
in front of the Methodist parsonage fail
• ed to put a lantern at the excavation,
land last evening Miss Alice Pagand on
J her way to church, stepped into the ditch
and had her ankle badly sprained. She
I fainted from the shock and pain, and was
j taken in a hack to her home.' " *
1 Mrs.M. H. L. Long has returned "from
J Atlantic City.
j • ■■: —-*?- — ■"
j Xewjiort News ;-Al>Ji(toir.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., January 25.—
(Special.)— At a meeting of the- board of
.directors of the Newport- News-A battoir
Company, which is controlled" almost en
tirely by Philadelphia capital," George A.
Schmelz, of Schmelz BrotheTs. .bankers,
was elected president, of the company to
succeed Frederick Palmer, of Philadelphia;
j who has been made superintendent and
j general manager. The affairs of the
j company are in much better shape now,
j and' it "is understood that contracts for.
1 more buildings will soon be let. A Rich
mond firnii was recently awarded the con
tra'ct-for;building the slatighteringestab-.
lishment "and" ice plant. The foundations"
for all of the buildings have been made.'^
: 'From present indications the" exports
Yrbm " Newport" News this 'month will "ex
ceed any other January in. Oie; : history pt;
the port. iFor the first eighteen days the
total was je.000,000. and the shipments for
the.latter' part;of the month promises to
be" equally as heavy. If tlie exports reach
'$1,000,000, "this will be the largest f month
in the history^ of the port.: Flour- is cbn :
siderably : in the lead, and for the past j
two months Newport News stood .second!
on the list of flour exporting cities of the j
country. "New York was first last- week,;:
with C4,6s7Lbarrels; Newport News second; I
with CG,SC;i barrels. This week promises
to be heavier than last-.; Grain exports!
arc increasing, rapidly. |
More Libel AK«in»t ilte -Vonclln. :,-,■;
.NORFOLK, VA.,. January 2G.— Robert
Clark & Co., of Sabine Pass, Tex., to-day
filed a petition in the libel suit of Mar
shall,' master, and. others, -against 'the
British" steamship "Venetia. claiming- 5:5 030
salvage earned by their, tug Clark.
■ • "■••■'•• .."•■": :■■■; Kxtrein'ely.Jll.' .•: •■
v STAUNTON. VAI,- 'January : *r>.—(Spo
cial.)—Mr.; William I?urko. of this :.ci ty,
is; pxlfomiely ill. -He was stricken witti
paralysis; a few days. ajjo. > '
LEXIXGTOX.
Scholarship Founded — V. 31. I. ?I«t
ters—lT'uneral.
LEXINGTON, VA., January 25.—(Spe
cial.)— General William Draper, of Hope
dale, Mass., who is United States Am
bassador to , Rome, has established a
scholarship of international law and di
plcmacyin the law school of Washing
ton and Lee University. General Draper
was in Congress with 'Professor. Harry
St. GeGrge Tucker, dean of the law
faculty of the university.
Tho intermediate examinations of the
cadet corps of the Virginia Military In
stitute, will begin -February Bth, and con
tinue from day to day until the classes
are examined. The examinations are
one month- later than usual, owing to the
furlcugh occasioned by the typhoid-fever
epidemic. Two examining boards con
duct them! in order to complete them as
quickly as possible. They will take place
as fellows:" Thursday, February Sth—Se
cond class, physics; first 1 class, mineral
ogy, and 4 third class, English. Friday,
February Sth— Third class; trigonometry.
and first class, physics. Saturday, Feb
ruary 10th— First class, engineering, and
tecend class, chemistry ; Monday, Feb
ruary 32th— Second class, calculus, and
first class, chemistry. Tuesday, February
l?.th— Third class, astronomy; fourth
class, algebra, and first class, ordnance
and gunnery. Wednesday, February
Hth— Fourth class, algebra (continued) ;
second class; engineering, and third class,
physics.
The corporals of the corps of cadets,
who were appointed ■ last June on com
mencement day, but rank deferred until
the future, were assigned to-day in rank
an follows: 1. I. B. Johnson, Norfolk, Va.;
2 J. C. Wise. New York, N. V.; 3. P. A.
Tillery, Edenton, N. C\; -1. N. Turpin,
Carrollton. Mo.; 5. M. I. Forbes, War
rcnton, Va.; 0. 11. J. Geiger, Staunton,
Va.; 7. R, F. Bierne, Ashland, Va.; S.
■_E. R. de-Steiger. San Marcos, Tex. ; S. N.
T. lAining, Oakland, Cal.; 10.' R. M. Au
gust, Richmond. ■ Va.; ■ 11. E-. D. Jackson
Front Royal. Va.; 32.- R. A. Risser, Cal
vert, Tex.: 13. W. T. Upshur, Richmoii' 1
Va.; 14. H. A. Ward, Norfolk, Va.; 15.
A. A. Adams, Lynchburg, Va:; 16. H. G.
Gsrland, Lynchburg. Va.; 17. F. B. Down
ing, Sharp's Wharf. Va.; IS. M. F. M.
Worth. Richmond, Va.; 19. M/ Q. Kelly,
Lynchburg, : Va.; 20. H. L. Flowerree,
jVicksburg,. Miss.
In an attempt to remove an oak-tree
which was decayed and was dangerous
to a house just below the Virginia Mili
tary Institute.. hospital, it fell -and crush
ed through -the house, partly demolishing
it. Fortunately the occupants had moved
out for"; safety. .-"The tree will be recalled
by many who, have beemto Lexington, for
it' stood near the main road," and was a
landmark and of great beauty.
The. body of William E. Davidson; of
South River, who died Wednesday from
selfrinflicted, wound, was interred here
this afternoon in the Lexington Ceme
tery, after. funeral services held : in the
.morning at' the home of his mother, Mrs
John Davidson, of South River. Mi-
Davidson was about 39 years of age, and
is survived. by his wife, who was a daugh
ter' of •; the ; late Robert B. Brown, and
three 'young children. He was a man
widely known throughout- this county and
town. of sterling, worth, good habits, *at
tentive -to his business, and one of the
coming farmers of the day. . In his - home
nothing, was lacking. Prior to September.
"7th, when he tried to put off of his farm
a. negro named Daniel Montgomery;:- lor
:trespasging,, he was. sound of mind. The
negro, as before stated in: the Dispatch
: resisted. He first shot at Mr. VDavidson
ond then clubbed him; with -the empty
gun, inllicting wounds on his~head. *
:■■■•■■■.•; . MitrrltiK'c in Ilrunswiclc.
..-.: BURROWS STORE, VA^, January %
(Special.)—Miss , Rosa Alma* -Justice, v : 6f
Luntnburg, . was ; married .•"."■■-• yesterday
evening at" 3 o'clock, to "Mr. Heriry;Milton
Cheely, of Brunswick, -by? Rev.- J; B. De-
Berry. - ;■ .:■■■- '.. - .■• >■■ :; ■ '-••;■•■■;•••:. ••• .--.-- .■ ; ■■
■ Mr. - Carson rM.v Justice and Mr. -Eddie
Cheely acted as ushers, and .the. follow
ing - ladies:, and . gtmtlemen ■ acted.: as fat-]
tendants: Mr.- Josse W. -Pritchett witlr
Miss l,ucy Wallace, \ Mr..; E. W. Gee : with-
Miss Cora.: Barrow, Mr. Luther Kirk^with
Miss .Blanche Inge, '• Mr. .Joseph: - I ' : Haw-'
"thorrift"; with; 'Annle t Justice. .. . ;- ■ : . /
, . Mrs; Herbert- "C.'-l'Barrow -.played the
Avodding;march.:; v ; The -Ic;oiipl6".left; amidst'
many ■_, congrat ulations r- Ipr'attetidia1 pr'attetid i a ■ retep- ;
Uon -givoii: at the?horao ;; of «thft?groom^
whore, they? wiir resided In. theVfuture.^ "-/,
|N THE APPOMATTOX.
•NBWSTXOTBS ? aATIIEIiLEI)? IN > TIIE
1 COCKADE CITY.
OFF.. FOR..A STAY/ IN- JTALYv
Cnsc.i Ini tbe IlnHtings;. Court—lnyol
:-antary-. ainnslaugb ter— t) I tln't AVisli
to JProscentc— A" SHslit, Fi^c-fTo
" . Siicnlc. in -Ma s.snclin setts..";. .i- , •; :.
PETERSBURG, VA., January^.—(Spe
cial.)—Misses Annie E. Jackson,. /^lary
Willis -/Jackson, . and Jackson, and
Miss Spotswood, of 'this city, .left "for New.
York' this", evening, whenco on Saturday
they will \ salt.i on -ther- Kaiser r ;Wilh?!m.
Their destination is Italy, where; they v;lll
remain until next fall. ; ...; ,_..-. -..
.;■ In . the Hustings Court to-day,' Samuel
Spenceiv (colored), indicted for thp killing
of Joe Jackson (colored) -oo r Christmas-
Day, pleaded guilty, to involuntary iran
slaughter, and was ' sehtenceU' J tc "six
months' imprisonment~in ■■jail. -Spencer
and Jackson, and several other {colored,
youths, met by prearrangerrie'nt at an
early hour Christmas mornirig, and start
ed out to "celebrate" the day. They did
"celebrate" pretty freely— .ma Sponcer and
another of the party, who jwere «;rmed
with pistols— fired them sundry times at
random in the . streets. It was a bail
from ; Spencer's pistol that struck and
killed Jackson. The shooting was evi
dently unintentional, and it was by agree
ment' of this counsel and the prosecution
that the plea. of guilty of involuntary man
slaughter should be entered.'
The Court next took up the case 1 of the
Commonwealth against "R. V-, Slaughter,
indicted for felonious assault upon Ld
ward Wynne on Christmas evening. It is
alleged that it was the trouble between
these men that led in part to the: killing
of John : K. Parrish.; There were a num
ber of witnesses to testify in the case.
Wynne, when on the stand, said his con
dition was such that he knew nothing
about the case, and-stated - -to the jury
that he did not want to prosecute the de
fendant, and hoped that nothing v/ouici
be done with him. The jury rendered a
verdict of sguilty of assault,, with a : sen
tence of fifteen days' imprisonment in
jail, and a fine of ?5 and costs.
In the Mayor's Court to-day the case
of E. R. Wallace, a young white man,
charged with forging the name of b. H.
•\rnold, of Richmond, to a check for ?J,
upon which he obtained the money, was
called for examination: The accused^ was
sent on- to" the Hustings Court foi tnal.
Wallace had been living in Richmond.
He made no defence to the charge.
A young man named Peter Daniels was
arrested in this city this morning by Lieu
tenant Chandler on the charge, ot be
trayal, under promise of marriage, in
Brunswick county/ Sheriff Turnbull ot
that county, took the accused out to
Lawrenceville to-night. . .
A. slight fire occurred last evening in the
barber-shop of Messrs. Hall & Stephen
son on Sycamore street, caused by. the
accidental*" upsetting .of a iv ..oil-stove.
While the fire threatened to be_ serious,
Mr Hall succeeded in extinguishing it o>
the'use of curtains. The ruin of these was
the only damage suffered.
Rev Dr. H. W. Battle, pastor of the
First-Baptist church, will deliver an ad
dress before the Baptist Young People &
Union at Crewe ■• to-morrow night. Dr.
Battle -received and. accepted to-day an
invitation to deliver an address on J:he
evening of January 30th at a public meet
ing in Springfield, Mass.. on the occasion
of the reception of the - Committee of A.
P. I-lill Camp, of Confederate Veter;ms,
by Willcox Post, Grand Army. of. the Re
public, of that city. The committee and
Dr. Battle will leave for Springfield the
first of next week. ; i-^.,;
.Mr. David B. Crowder,- a well-known
resident of Old street, died" yesterday;
aged 5S years. ■ ,
The sales* of loose tobacco have been
very heavy this week, and prices have
beeh satisfactory. Tho streets m tr,e
neighborhood of tho warehouses are daily
crowded with the planters' teams.
Mr Charles Brown, . one of our best
known and -.nost respected citizens, has
been ill for some days from tne effects ot
a severe carbuncle on the back of his
neck. -,
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XECRU IXSAXE.
Denloralile Condition— Petition He
gurtliiig Gaml)liti|jr. .
NORFOLK, VA.,' January 25.— (Special.)
The overcrowded condition of. the Central
State Asylum for colored insane, located
at Petersburg,. has produced a deplorable
condition of affairs in this section, the in
sane from which are sent to that insti
tution. John Fentress, an aged colored
man who was adjudged insane more
than a year ago and committed to await
transportation to the asylum,' died, this
morning in the Norfolk city jail, whence
he had never been removed, because ot
lack of accommodations at the asylum.
It is believed that the old man died from
the effect of long "confinement: The'inei
dent discloses the fact that there -are at
present about eight colored lunatics in
the city jail, almost all of whom-v/ere
adjudged insane over a" year. ago. ,i he
same conditions are said to obtain in al
most all the counties of .Eastern and
Southside Virginia, and it is probable the
Legislature will be urged to remedy the
evil without delay; •
A petition to the Legislature for more
rigorous laws against gambling. has been
circulated in Norfolk and adjacent cities
by one Quinn, who has made an expose
of many gambling devices here. Over one
thousand signatures have" been "secured
here.
Three recognizance bonds of §50 each,
given by Detective James Fitzpatrick, or
Washington, were to-day declared for
feited by: Judge Hanckel at the request,
of the Commonwealth's Attorney. .Fitz
patrick is the principal witness in a. lot
tery case here, and to-day was-'the second
time he failed to appear when summoned.
■) . . r>~ . ,
WATTS ILYXCni.XG.
Grand Jury Instructed to Investi
gate It— Deatlis.
NEWPORT NEWS, "VA., January 25.—
(Special.)— Judge Barham, of the Corpora
tion Court, to-day, charged the grand 'jury
to thoroughly investigate the lynching of
William Y/atts. The" jury was instructed
to sift, the affair to the bottom, with a
view of placing the responsibility and. es
tablishing the identity of the ringleaders,
who, took, the prisoner from the station
house. A- number of witnesses have ;been
summoned to appear 'to-morrow morning
before the jury. ', "
11. G. Hallinger, capitalist, of Camden,
N.-J.,is-in the city, with a view of invest
ing upwards of $100,000 in a block of resi
dences.lf . ;; he can secure a whole square
he will improve it with" mddern two-story
brick "dwellings. " . "" : .
•Mrs." Virginia Darden, .wife of Postmas
ter E. G. Darden, of Hampton, died early
this morning, after, an illness since Sun
day. Deceased was the daughter of Colo
nel Frederick Palmer, of York : county,
and is survived by her. hunbandand.the
follov/ing children: •': E. T. : Darden, of
Washington; F. M; Darden, '-■■'.of.-.' Balti
more; Mrs. .M;H. Bodell. of Washington";
Mrs. Virginia Wood and Mrs. A. J; Armis
tead, of Hampton, and; Miss Bertie, Dar- 7
den," who ;s attending school: in Lynch
burg. _ ■ - , ■■ : ■■ ■ ....
;' iMrs. Annie Crockett, wife of .Joseph
Crockett, a: leading merchant
planter, of; Grafton; York county,, died
this morning. ; ■ '
RI%VWAY ACCIDENT.
A Priest-Painfully, Thoiifih Xot Se
rionsly, InjiireiL :
MANASSAS, VA., January. 25.— (Special.)
Father . Julius, .principal of the Catholic
Inr-titute near ' this ; place, ,was returning
home yesterday ; evening, when his horses
became frightened, and. ran off, /throwing
him: out: of; the "-buggy: and- injuring 1 ' him
painfully. >but <no t ; seriously:; ■ There .were
tv/o'j Httle?.; '"children v in \, the. ; buggy; with
him/i^These^received^veryJ'jslightp in
juries. .■:. ■ ■■■! ..•.•.'.:-.■■ * . ,- ' "*■ 4 ■ ; .
.";.' ■; I'^j :'■' -' ;':,-. . : ?> v; ..^J " ~*»* ;..,. r . '.'■'.. '.'' '■?: ' ' ■*■ 'I ;. ' ' v " .-■
..,,, .FJre.at, City Point. .
S ' C^!TY ; :.POINT^VA^ January" 2i-r(Sp^r
cial.)-^We\hadr quite" a^big; fire here~Uast
night r'aboutv;ll;2o ; o' clock.: lt "destroyed. ;a
ilarge? granaryS and? stable,--, owned = bj'.fpur
■ Ppstmfistor^/Mr. J. : -D.- : sProctbrj '', arid ; cpn- J
tainine; abouc|c-ishty^ ":? barrels:: of "corn;
;-shuck"s.-ahd. other; feed, v vand:a*lot of.farm
lingSmachineryi belonging,^ to cMr.Y;C..Av.:
r
.community. . ' - ...
S'The^barge;;John-IJ-Brady,;,CaptainyAl
ilen,.: left^for.fcPliiladelphia;;ra;v:yesterday :
iSmorhing^loaded ■wlth::poplari:wood,.;this.
!;.being'. s her,°lirstjtrlp;"since¥tlie -last -heavy
i' freeze/ during which- she. was disabled, by.
lice cutting a large -hole Jin; her; sidejand i
'sinking her.'near^Powell'3 : creek.-!She;.was
?repairediandLfloated!by:Mr.vG.-X.;'^'aylor,:
iahtenergctic.-.business-man of thJs'place.
RAiEiGII'SSBUDGET.
The Sletliodiwt.OrpJiaiiase—^liHtftry—
AVcatlier ...Statistics."" ■:■'-, .'■•■_
":' RALEIGH; N. C, January 25.— (Special.)
The contract was awarded to-day .for. tbe
first building: of the, Meth'oaist Orphanase
here. • ' The,: -orphanage, : being an educa
tional institution, is allowed to p'artici
patp in the twentieth-century movement
of .the Methodist Church and -^o receive
contributions.. ;.:-..:- / •V. : ,-,, *
■Two hundred : new rifles : for the First
North Carolina" Regiment arrived- at -the-
State "arsenal '•• to-day- ■• from the Rational
Armory at •= Springfield, Llass.. Next weelc
■the -regiment will oe- equipped. ■ _
The State '.charters the Statesville Fur
niture-Factory, capital -.$16,000, J.. G. Snel
ton and . others. . owners. There are_: now
"over stxtjyfurniture-faetories in the State.
These ship their products all over ; tne
Union. - Oak is mainly, used, but much
walnut; poplar, client, and maple, , aiso..
5 The cause of the delay oC the. State
Labor. Commissioner inimaking his report
on- cotton-mills' is that some mills have
not sent ; in returns. > v . : : . -
vlThe textile-mill at Clayton, is to be a
spinning' and weaving and not a knitting
mill. ; -'.. -. . •:-. : - ''- -__ .
•A press telegram to-day referred to
counterfeiting of nickels being done in
the .penitentiary at Richmond. .Such
counterfeiting has been done occasionally
in the penitentiary here for many : years.
The purpose 'is to pass the money upon
other convicts.- It does not appear, that
any of it e.ver pot outside the prison.
A 5°5,000 lotof Raleigh 4 per cent, bonds
were to-day offered by a "^linneapolistirm
at .107%. ' North Carolina. State .4 per cents
are. 100?. i. • . ; -'
-Weather-ObHerver Yon Herrmann to
day issued hi? report of North: Carolina,
weather lor 1S0&, and it is extremely in
teresting. -Meteorologically, it was a
phenomenal" year.- in -many respects. The
barometer was the- .highest in twenty
eight years, being r,a.90 inches at Kate:gh.
The snow-storm. of February U-15th sur
passed in 'severity any similar occurrence
of which there is any"- record, ranging
from 18 to 24 inches at seven stations.
The lowest "temperature of the, year- was
19. bflow zero, at .Highlands, Macon
county. February 13th; the highest, .103.
at Ta'rboro', September Cth. I'he annual
mean temperature for the State was 55.6
degrees, which was below, the average
for twenty-eight years. The highest year
ly mean was: at Southport; the .lowest- at
IJnville.- ",;; The average snowfall, in the
State for the year was 19 inches, the
highest ever recorded. The highest wind
velocity was 105 miles an hour, at Hat
teras, August 17th. : "
MECIvLIDXCUIIG.
Dentil of a Vciierable Baptist Min
ister. .
"CHASE CITY, VA.. January 25.—(Spe
cial.)—Rev. Thomas W. Greer, the oldest
Baptist minister of this county, died yes
terday evening at his residence, near
here, after a brief illness. He was. about
82 years of age. During the fifties Mr.
• Greet* was pastor of a church in, Wash
ington city, and treasurer of Columbian
College. He came 1 to this section of Vir
ginia as an evangelist in 1553. The im
pression he made was so favorable that
he was called to the pastorate of churches
in Charlotte. Mecklenburg, and.Lunen
burg counties, which he'served with
great fidelity, and had resided near this
place ever since. He was in his early life
a successful revivalist: He was a man of
great religious fervor and untiring energy
and zeal in his work. He established seve
ral new Baptist churches, gave new life
to tho old, and was doubtless more, ex
tensively known than any preacher of
this part of Virginia. His life was one of
unceasing labor, and subjected to varying
degrees of fortune, but in his death he
cherished. the triumphant hope of a Chris
tian's reward:"
Dealli in Rappaliannock.
CULPEPER, VA., January. 25.—(Spe
cial.)—Mr. John William Fletcher, of
Sperryvilla, Rapoahannoek county, died
this morning at his magnificent .home
from an affection of the 'throat, after a
brief 'illness; aged about 6S .years. Mr.
Fletcher was widely known and highly
respected. He was one of the very rich
men of Rappahannock county, and was
greatly beloved for his. many charities.
He married Miss Funston, of Clarke
county, a niece of the late Bishop Meade,
by whom he is survived, together with
two sons. The eldest is at present prac
ticing law in Chicago. The younger son
lived with his father.
Death in "Winchester.
WINCHESTER, VA., January 25.—(Spe
cial.)—Mr. Edward Wyatt Baker, a well
known chemist of this city, died suddenly
to-day from a stroke of paralysis receiv
ed yesterday afternoon. He was 42" years
of age, and is survived by a mother. Mi's.
Edmonia-L. Baker; a brother, Mr. Ilobert
B. Baker,: and a sister. Mis. Florence
Williams, wife of Dr. T. Clayton Wil
liams—all of this city. The deceased was
a son of tlie late Milton Baker. For a
number of years he was engaged in the
drug business in Baltimore and Belair,
Md and at the time of his death con
ducted a chemical laboratory here.
. . --?«£*» — —
Quietly Mnrriccl.
•CREWE, :VA., January 25.— (Special.)—
Mr Russell M. Farmer, a prominent
business-man of Amelia county, and Mrs.
Sallie T. Womack drove up to the resi
dence of the Rev. J. C. Reynolds (pastor
of the Christian church here) this after
noon and were quietly married. Miss
Leona Parrish acted as bridesmaid and
Mr C. P. Reynolds, brother of the offi
ciating minister, as best man. The bride
is the daughter of Mr. Jacob S'chlegel. a
successful business-man of Jetersville,
Va. After the ceremony the happy cou
ple' returned to their home in Amelia
county.
West Virginia Dcmocrnts.
CHARLESTON, KANAWHA COUNTY.
W VA., January 25— (Special.)— The
State Democratic Executive Committee
met in this city to-day and chose Park
ersburg as the place where the next
Democratic State convention will be held.
The time will not be named until to-mor
row- The committee decided to-night
that the "several congressional districts
should hold their conventions May. 10th
to send delegates to the national conven
tion. -
Dietl in His IJussy-
EMPORIA, VA., January 25.— (Special.)
Another old citizen of Greenesville died
last night. Mr. D. R: Taylor, who for
forty years resided in Greenesville county,
and who was * the largest cotton-planter
in Virginia, was found dead in his buggy.
Mr. Taylor had been afflicted for several
years and could not walk, ; but he rode
in his buggy every day and supervised the
affairs of- his farms. Full; particulars of
his. death have not yet been received.
Tlianlcs to the Dispatch.
KEYSVILLE, VA., January - 25.—(Spe
cial )— Thousands of voices are raised in
gratefulpraise to the Dispatch for. the
weight of influence it has brought to bear
in favor of . the Epps bill.
"Clifford Royal.' . the . youth who . freed
Bruce Donnohoe \ f rom ...the- "lock-up"
about a Week ago," and who. was imprison
ed for. his charitable deed ;and -pardoned
by: our Governor on Tuesday, has return
ed home a'wiser boy. ;
' Cannon-HallM. for Sale. , "
NORFOLK; v VA., January 25.— The
schooner Hume sailedfrom St. Helena for
Boston' to-day with a cargo of obsolete
cannon-balls,-. to be sold there as old iron.
These balls have .been stored in. the -St.
Helena magazine .for years, and on ac
count of. improvements in cannon are not
now. available^ . '.■ '; ' •
' Popular Man Slelc. •
WILCOX ; WHARF! V CHARLES CITY
COUNTY. January 25.— (Special.)— S. D.
Mulford; Esq., -the' accomplished; and pop
ular -Superintendent- of : ; Schools, 'i is '.quite
sick'at M.iifprd, hishome, inUWsVcounty."
His'hosts ;bf friends- are anxious about
him and are:. very; attentive. " ■ _
■•' SniT<leh Death iii Flneiistle. ■ _■.
; "SPRINGWOOD, : VA" '.;. January .23.—(Spe
cial.) — Thomas :E." ; Jackson, -of -PhiladoK
phia, idled i rather, suddenly : in":" FincasUe
to-day.' ■;' Mr. ' Jackson^ came ".from Phila
flelphhi-'soveralweeks
it .is reported, for the j Philadelphia;.; Re
cord- "::.-■".:. ..................... "■ f. .■'.■■.-. j
, G j&. JS «3? <£3> S=2. X j&. -
Behr3 tho /? iS Kind You Have Always Eaugfit
O'a u-W, F oe dun 2y)
■^S^^^^i" ffiW Catarrh— Asthma
liißiii^^.i %P^>' ■--■■& : U§W Blood Poison
■Pfffßl W^-^*4rW^i> "■ ' Kidney Trouble J
I^W^^^^^"^ J|ir \^rms OniNaint 1
S^^^^^^^^^^^v ■ ; ' whoo P^ n S Cough I
P^f^^^^^^Ml^^^- Sovereign Tonic for Men. I
I- 1 S Sovereign Tonio for Women, j
Sovereign Remedies stand ' Pre'cmlnent as the only full
line of Pharmaceutical Preparations on the Market.
■"{ They are mads not only to sell bat to cnre, f"
s* ; r '■ : - "~ - : ' f ' ■'■ ■ "**
ioUyMmuit ftiiMmJi uU.a street, t Jrlillducipiild f id,
BUT FEAY SNAKES AXE DAXGEROW
Dr. Howard A. ICelly Denies a Popu
lar Superstition.
' (Baltimore American.) "
Dr. Howard A. Kelly, proffessor of g^-n
ecologj- at the John Hopkins University
and gynecologist-In-chlef at the Johns
Hopkins Hospital, is the 1 author of an in
teresting and instructive treatise on."Rec
ognitionn of the Poisonous Serpents of
North America," published . in a recent
number of the Johns Hopkins Bulletin
subsequent to its delivery before students
of tho institutions. .
ABOUT SNAKES.
Dr Kelly acknowledges to have been
keenly interested in snakes since boyhood,
and though more practical duties he says,
has prevented him from following this
penchant, the Doctor possesses a very
fine collection of familiar North American
reptiles and is intimately acquainted with
their personalities, , habits and family
names. Dr. Kelly exhibits members of his
collection, most of them alive. The pub
lished form of his discourse is illustrated
with excellent likenesses of various prom
inent reptiles. His conclusion will be
surprising to those who regard all snakes
as mankind's most deadly enemy, since
of all the species of American snakes he
excludes nearly all from the harmful list
and. has only the kindliest" things to say
of even the rattler and copperhead.
"Snakes," says the Doctor, "are reptiles
distinguisher from batrachinas (the frog
family) by the fact that they undergo no
metamorphorses and do. not pass through
the tadpole stage of existence. Snakes
either lay eggs and are oviparous, or they
produce their • young living from eggs
hatched but a short time before inside the
mother, when they are ovovivparous;
they are distinguished from the lizards
by possessing widely dilatables and mair
dibles and the fact that the head bones
are united by ligaments, while they pos
sess no limbs or shoulder girdle and have
no eyelids and no external ear tymapan
um. In boas there are little rudimentary
hind limbs. The bory of. a. snake is cover
ed with scales arranged in rows down the
back and down the sides, while large
transverse overlapping scales in a single
row cover the belly.
V'Among the true snakes— the ophidians
we must distinguish carefully those which
are poisonous from those whoch are not,
and not be misled by a widely prevailing
notion that all snakes are poisonous and
ought therefore- to be destroyed. No ophi
ologist I know of takes the ground that
poisonous snakes should be destroyed,
but the ignorance which leads people to
destroy all snakes alike? does not tend, as
they think, to promote the extermination
of the poisonous species, but, in fact,
actually tends to preserve them, as their
worst enemies are 1 some of their own kind
of the harmless species, such as the black
and the king snakes.
POISONOUS VARITIE3.
"The poisonous snake's of this country,
with the single exception of the little har
lequin snake (Elaps) of Florida and the
South, belong .to the group- known as the
the "pit vipers,' that is to say, they pos
sess a curious blind depression, which is
a prominent anatomical characteristic, in
the forepart of the head over the upper
lip, known as the loral region. Thi3 pit
is hollowered out.-in the thick, short sup
erior maxillary bone, which here has the
"sole- function .of supporting the poisonous
fangs. Zoologists have never been able to
determine the function of the pit. Profes
sor Leydig, finding it supplied with a large
nerve not unlike the nerve of the. ear and
the eye, has concluded that It is the ori
gin of a sixth sense. The pit-vipers differ
from the harmless snakes further in that
their heads are triangular, with massive
maxillary devel^pement expressive of
great muscular power "in the : jaw; they
have fewer large scales on the head, and
a greutly increased number of small scales
taking their place. . giving the . head; more
of "a warty." .appearance. ; The .< snake- is
t-^irker fit" proportion to hiis length and
has a shorter, tail, and the dorsal scales
ai\ •ketjieii; making uhe surface conspicu
ously rough. The pupil is elliptical/ If the
mouth is opened, the usual number of
small .teeth are -seen in. the lower. Jaw,
while above, a row of recurved t short
teeth are seen well in towards the centre
of -the head; these. are' the palatal teeth,
while just outside of "these,, under the Up
and well towards the. front "are two long
mucous folds which hang .like .veils over
the powerful; recurved , fangs which .Ho
concealed with a . number- ." of . smaller re
verse fangs behind them.; ■ .
COPPJ3RPIE AD AND MOCCASIN.
"Of the pit-vipers: - there are 'three gen- : .
'era, with somewhere: about eighteen ;spe
cies, and ; all ~ but: of - two -of • these belong
to the ..rattlesnakes, .which -are** easily
recognized l by- the caudal : appendage. -The
genera . the Agkestrodon, Sistrurus and
Crctrtlus. - t v ,
{ "The copperhead; ..belonging.- to the tlrst
of these .genera, is of ya- light chocolate
{color, -with f "wave-like dark; ■•: alternating:
; paiches,on the sides;ttheibelly.is::yeUow
ish ;■ there the; twenty-threeirowa- of scales;
from side :to * side, all " strpnglj-. carinateti. '
The,- copperhead . I ." think; the "handaomest
fof>.!!.our snakes.* Although C vicious^and;
;,usua!ly,; ; striking.: withoutf,i,warning;, . tho
{copperhead .is i not - so "(dangerous. --as;' the"
: ';.when the v : poison is ;■; taken ■
ivo»umo'.:fori;Volumc'.:: and fits -bite '-is also
:;: ■ J 1
'.' ?- "Tho ; moccasin'. ls, distinctively. la~ watrr
;snakeand:i3;of:dark:greer,l3b;brown color
sarnetimcßialmost.-black;.'yafiegated-by?al
; ; of; darker <but "indistinct ;bars/ ■ -it;
can easily be distinguished from oth^-r
snakes by the following marks: In trie
lirdt place, its general configuration.
oroad in proportion to length, the tri
arguiar head, the thick jaw, sug-gesc at
onco that it belongs to the vipers; a clos
er examination shows that it posse.^w
the characteristic pits between the eyes
and the nostrils, settling the face that It
is a pit-viper. Although, there is every
where felt a wholesome dread of the moc
casin, and Jordan calls it 'the most Uan
geious of our snakes,' I know o£ but one
recorded fatality.
RATTLESNAKES.
"Hattlesnakes are easily recognize
by their specific appendage— the ratt!e>
at the end of the tail. There are two
genera— Sis trurus and Crotalus. Sistru
rus, at the time I last took, an active in
terest in snakes, was known as the little
rattlesnake, or the prairie-rattler, belong
ing to the genus Crotalophorus or Cau
disona. The- two species, inhabiting the
TTnit^i States, recofrntzed "by Stejneger.
are tho massasauga (Sistrums catenatus),
and the grouna-ruttlesnaka describci by
Lir-naeus (Sistrurus miliarius). Aitnou^h
there is reason to question whether their
bite Is ever fatal.
HARMLESS COLUMBERS.
"The harmless snakes— the Columbers—
ai - o much more abundant than the poi
sonous varieties and can easily be t3is
tingu-'shed from them by such character
istics as long, slender form, large scales
covering the head, smooth scales covering
the, body, together with tho absence of
the, maxillary pif. Many people are
afraid of handling the Columbers, dread
ing the bite and extensive laceratect
wound. The fact is that the bite of tho
Iceest of them— five or six feet long
is "quite insignificant. I have myself
twice been bitten recently by a power
ful watersnake; a few trifling punctures
and a few drops of blood were the only
result. and the wound healed as thcusii ,
the skin had been pricked by a needle.
Any one of these snakes will attempt to
make his escape when encountered. But
most of them will fighc when cornier!
or when picked up for the first time. Ma
blacksnake particularly deserves his repu
tation as a fighter— one which I have fceen
keeping in a vivnrium in the country h
always" ready to fight me when I enter.
British Sarcnsin.
(Westminster Gazette.)
■ A correspondent sends us the following
parody on the situation, which we cannot
resist the temptation to publish, although ;
wo do not admit that the case suppo-e-l
to be. made out has been proved or taat;
Mr; Bull has been evicted from his first
class Power carriage:
POLICE INTELLIGENT K.
On New Year's Day, 19<X>. at tlie World
Wide street police Court. John Bull, an
elderly gentleman, was charged before
Mr. Hardtruths with travelling as a tirst
clans Power with a ihTd-class ticker.
. Evidence was given by O. P. Kruger. a
Dutchman, who. In giving' his evidenca;
remarked that he Iwted frauds, especially
pious onr?s: he stated that the pri^osv.
Bull had been carrying on thf- fraud for
nearly twenty-five years, and tha: ne
had always been reluctant tr> rr>p-"'ar as a
witness for the prosecution nr.tit ho co'.iml
be absolutely certain of hi- Tacts. He
(Kruger) had given information to two
European inspectors, but they had beea
loth to take action, and hid.it not »)<«t .
for the fact that the prisoner Bui! hail re
cently dropped his w th!rd-class season
ticket when sitting in a nrst-d.iss ca"
riage, the facts as now stated might never
have been discovered. Mr. Hardtrirtna
convicted the prisoner and thante'i Krj
ger for his kindness in corr-insr forward.
Bull was sentenced' to a fino of one ■■ hun
dred'millions.'as he was understood to t>*
rich. The fine was at once paid, aiu! M r -
Hardtruths handed the money over to tha
English "War Ofßce. which. h« informed
the Court, had recently gone iato s-ur.ie
greatly needed alterations and repairs.
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' g micgham, Ala., in &» Distfitio S
g ';&^ Uyg-lenic^Gasette, S3J!T, io & p
• report on esvital cases c£' 3
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Mi discovery as his coma to my no- ■■£
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Tincture Amal Mfg.Ca., £|
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-, Sore. and swollen joints.- sharp.
pains. torturics;museles, ni> rtraj. -.» -
That means .rhi'ti'.natism. if „",„., , r ; >Sn'-*
boni : disease; v> s Usht ; . cbut^Cham^t^^
Pain Balm has conqut,-i'ed it s~S^^^jft
tunity is offeree?:. :Try,lt. . Q^ apt '-^ ,.
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