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FRIDAY. -.APRIL 4, 1902.
There is some lack of calmness in the
fijscussion whether the Xegislaturo ought
to have passed and tho Governor should
have vetoed the Congressional reappor
tionment bill. And so we say, let the dis-.
putarits consider that all is not- lost; the
country is f still; safi sp^ry will be if cool
inff time is availed of by Seated partisans.
T\e have lived under the present appor
tionment; for so many years that we dare
say two more will not ruin us. The next'
Congressional election will have to be ac
cording to the existing districts, but be
fore another comes around the Legis-
: later* will be in^ scssibn. Then it may
choose wliether 'it will frame and pass a
new. bill; or will" 're-enact' the one just
vetoed: In the latter event it can take
care to have enough of the session left in
-.vbich to test its ability to override the
Governors veto. At present, as we look
p.t the matter, our party has much to gain
and nothing to lose by quietly awaiting
the -further action of -the Legislature at
its next' session, special or regular. .
The feeling of; disappointment at the
failure of the bill probably is deepest in
The Second district in Newport News es
pecially, and it has been rumored that
some of the people of that city would take
to the courts of law the question whether
the vetoed bill really required executive
approval We doubt . if they, will jidopt
that course. As a riintter- of fact, we be
'iieyV the/final decision' ;'of such a contro
versy' would rest not with the courts, but
the: House of Representatives, which,
under the Federal Constitution, is made
the judge of the qualifications and elec-
tion of its own members. / And then think
of what a mess of a Congressional can
jvass we. should have were the boundaries
Df the various ; ais*tricts*~m doubt- ■
In Governor Cameron's time tho Demo
cratic Legislature received: a veto of a
Congressional reapportionment bill and
cisposed of it by passing it over the Gov
ernor's veto. In the present instance, as
we said yesterday, the Legislature,
through its authorized ■oflicers and com
jriittee. sent the reapportionment - bill to
the Executive' for his action; — -and he
promptly disapprovea it!
We can understand how Democrats may
<3iiTer in opinion— as they do— as tf
wheilier the proposed^ apportionment is
better or worse than me one in existence,
but it seems to us the>T ought to be of one
mind as*to the unwisdom'of making it the
occasion of a party. Xeud.
Through Mr. John L. Hart, secretary of
the' Virginia- Press Association, the Sea
board Air-Line', the Southern Railway and
tlie Atlantic-Coast Line each lias extend
ed an invitation to : ail'.bona fiHe members
ol t,he association to travel over its line
to and from the Charleston Exposition.
What is more, each memuermay take a
lady member ot his. family, with him— on
the same terms— which are as fair as we
could wish: - c members, cf the Virginia
association .are expected to meet in
Charleston on VVirginia-Day"— Api-il 16th.
There would bo nothing wrong' in the
appo ntment of Fitzhugh Lee to the posi
tlon of Minister to. Cuba. In a sense he
may be said to have V earned the honor,
aSaf.we quite believeVhirri fitted. for it. If
tlie inlluences back of. him are not so
powerful as those .behind some; of tho
other candidates, it must still be remem
bered that he, stands high in" -the people.-
estimation. "Whatever .he may .have been
during the -sixties, he has been loyal
elnce, and his appointment as- Minister
be as gladly hailed by the Cubans
?as it would be welcomed;; by ithe South.
■' Philadelphia. Inquirer^, ;- . ■
What he "did in the sixties" made him
p. great name and paved the way for tlie
honors which have been showered upon
fcim since.
The prox'lslons relating to the public
lands of the; islands, In .the Philippine
Governmont bill prepared by tho Senate ;
Committee on tho Philippines, would j
appear to afford another mocking of our
boasted- benevolent purpose^n our far
East' possessions. "Under their operation
the .grabbers arid: exploiters would come
out : of ' the big end and the natives -but
of th c littla end of the horn. In ' i ts re- 1
port : o£ 1501 the Philippine Commission
requested ; Congressional ; authority to pro-"
naxlgatei-a land law/which- would .'enable
native, occupiers, to' secure title to their
holdings, and confer upon ; them the right
.of ' horaesteaa/ehtries v f6r a ; limited '■■ num
ber of years. Tho provisions of the bill
recojrnlrc the /^wisdewn^ of that
IB^^l^ •> 180 throw down tho baniors
*sEsS!Ssl^l'i£«s T^rakvr amendment^ to'
..;.■■■-::. A ■ ; -•
-railway or luimVering l franchises on the
Islands/" On aak-ysls, . iii truth, -it .seems^
obvious that' these provisions would tend
to\discourage tho natives/ from /taking
hiiids and 'cultivating them, and encour
age an inrush , of American enterprises'
and combinations. It is proposed to per
mit the commission to lease to actual oc
cupants "and others,? for a term of ! flvo
years, such parts of the public domain^
fls s it may deem proper; but whereas the
nniount to lie leased to "actual occupants
(native fillers) may not exceed
jfiO acres, the quantity that may
be let to- the ■: "others"— namely,
the- exploiters and syndicates— may go to
the limit of 6,000 acres. We are not saying
that privileges to develop the/natural re
sources of the Philippines by /legitimate
enterprises and the introduction of cap
ital should not be granted. But we can
readily understand that no native would
be greatly stimulated to riiake a home
•vith the prospect , of being- turned out of
it at; the end of flvc years. And we;can
nlso understand that'.as|to certain pro
ducts a syndicate could in flve years
squeeze out of a 5,000-acre grant all in it
that was worth having. Moveover, as
there is nothing; in the land provisions of
and the bill that would prevent successive
grants cf tracts of that size to one and
the same company It. is dear that the
way would be "opened for tho creation of
tremendous and epprcssiv* monopolies.
So there apears no donin the provisions
vould mean practically :;!1 for us and
nothing for bur wards. Aw to tho latter,
itlio principle that attachment to the
soil Is the most potent of influences for
the moking of conser\-ative and good cit
izens, is ignored. . :. . . ' '
From the author, Mr. J. T. McAllister,
"contributing member of the Virginia His
torical Society," tho Dispatch has re
ceived a booklet entitled "Historical Sketch
of Virginia Hot Springs, Bath County."
The little publication, however, contains
much more than its title would seem to
imply,, for interwoven with the history of
the springs are interesting references to
events which are a part of the history of
the whole State, together with short
sketches of several of. its most prominent
men who figured m tha early settlement
of Bath and contiguous territory. There
is also an interesting account of the way
in which the springs were readied by
visitors before the days of railways.
There is a touch of romance, cunning
and legal acumen in the marriage of;
Lawyer Albert T. Patrick, convicted of
the murder of Millionaire Rice, and his
landlady, Mrs. Addie li. Francis, which
took place last 'week in prison.
And then, too, the wedding may be said
to be an excellent illustration of the old
saying that "love laughs at locksmiths," "
for the two were made one despite the ob
jections of the prison officials, and" while
the condemned murderer and his fiancee
were in the matron's room of the Toombs.
If Patrick hadn't been a lawyer, and a
shrewd one at that, he would never have
been able to win his bride. As it was,
he may be said to t have .captured her on
a technicality. Recently there was pass
ed in New Ybrk. : a,law^ which _ provides,.,
in substance, that a marriage agreement,
signed by the contracting parties. and by
two witnesses, is valid. This law was
found to be a necessity, owing to the com
plications and lawsuits "which frequently
arose in the courts over the so-called
common law marriages. Under the statute
of which Patrick availed himself, all.mar
-riages in the Empire/State must now be
accompanied by certain formalities which,
though seemingly trouijlesome, serve a
very excellent purpose in the way of as
certaining property rights, the domestic
relations, etc. .
As Patrick does not stand very high in
the opinion of the. New York officials,
those in authority, said ~ he should-, not
marry Mrs. Francis,' 'but the couple de
termined not to be outdone. 'lue widow,
paid the, prisoner a visit, and while the
matron was attending to other things,
both Mrs. Francis and Patrick, signed
their names to duplicate marriage con
tracts which had .been prepared for the
occasion; while two friends, also present,
fulfilled the requirement as to the neces
sary witnesses.
And if this doesn't make a legal mar
riage in New York, the authorities there
don't know what does. True, the point
might'be raised about the. prisoner's being
a condemned murderer,; but it is hardly
believed" that this ground would nullify
the contract. ■
Mrs. Francis was Patrick's .boarding
housekeeper, and it is said that the
ccrafly lawyer had been wooing her for
two years before the trouble in which he
became involved. That act in itself shows
the prisoner's wisdom. ; One could not do
a wiser thing than to woo one's boarding
housekeeper. It is a sure road to happi
ness." :
Mrs. Francis, during Patrick's trial, was
anxious to go on the stand, and testify in
the- prisoner's behalf.-'; She claimed that
she could establish an alibi for him, but
-Patrick's lawyer declined" to avail himself
of. her evidence. * -,
The rather unusuaJ ceremony by which
Patrick was enabled to win his wife re
calls the case of the Anarchist Spies, who
figured in the Haymarket riot in Chi
cago. / ,
It will be remembered that Miss Van
Zant, young and comely, fell in love with
the prisoner and sought to become his
As the wedding was not permitted by
the authorities. Spies i gave his proxy to
a friend, who went through the ceremony
with the foolish girl. The marriage, how
ever, was held to be invalid. . Miss Van
' Zant, if we mistake not, died a - year or
so ago, and if we remember correctly,
shoMearnt to realize; her indiscretion be
fore her end came. > ;
However It may be- as to the peaches
and other fruits, it is understood that ;the
mint crop Is safe. " ;
Colonel ShcltonO. Da%is, who was long
Clerk of tho Virginia Senate, was the
first person we ever / heard ,: propose '. the
enlargement of the halls In: the Capitol
by the absorption of ono half of the por
tico. His plan was rejected as destructive
of the only pretty; part of the building.
"Road-buliding politicians at Charlottes
ville." This is a headline In) a. northern
paper. ;. Can it be ' possible that It fits the
case?; viV '- :)■' :'r".:f->^^ A"":-" - -■ ' ■ : ■
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The question Is as to whether the some
thing rotten Is not nt "Wa6hington,.inßtea&':
rrffir. PTnmf OND PI SPATCH -FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1902.
The reported head of the new,: outbreak,
'in^China-the; rebel lion "in;- theY southern?
provinces-is said toi)e/Dr. Sun; Yat Yen^a
man well known inthiscbuntryand Eng
land. He graduated: from ;the_ medical
school of ' Harvard, and^ upon/golng;back (
to/China, In association/ with : other young
men who:had"been;ec?icated/abroad/ he
organized "the Hing ; Chung Wooy.^or^Chi
nese Progressive; Society. . He . practiced
medicine f sr a while in ; Hong Kong, and
then went to London to prosecute- his
studies further, -hut- having been put.un
der^ the ban by the Chinese Government,
was kidnapped and imprisoned: in -the
quarters of the" Chinese legation. The
plan of his captors, was, it developed, to
take him at night, bound: and gagged;
place him aboard a vessel ' sailing /for
China," and turn him over/to the home
authorities to be tortured to death. '• /
The charge against him was political
conspiracy, and; he only "escaped a horri
ble fate, by the v prompt :■ action of Lord
Salisbury, ;to whom he managed to:com
municato the xact of his imprisonment
through an English friend. '
"The central organization of the, present
outbreak,' we are told, is : the Hing Chung
Wooy, which has grown rapidly in recent
year's,^ and through- the ;influence_,.of [Dr..
Sun'Yat Yen gave trouble in Southern
China just before the commencement of
the Boxer movement. This society an ad
vanced Chinaman now living in New York
is quoted "as declaring to be a branch/ of
the "Black Flags," the powerfuPorganfza
tion that engaged in theTai-Ping rebellion
of forty' years ago, which -was suppressed
by "Chinese" Gordon, the martyr of Khar-'
toum. •
And, like the "Black Flags," it has for
its object the overthrow of" the Manchu
or Tartar dynasty, which the true China
man hates,- and which would have been
driven' 'out long ago were there broadcast
in the middle and southern* provinces of
China such a thing as patriotism as we
understand it. There [ is : no evidence that
the Hing Chung >v boy entertains hostility
towards the "foreign devils;" by, none the
less foreigners in China may suffer, and
there may be terrible massacres of native
Christians/if ; the rebellion attains formi
dable proportions. For it is /to be feared
that the enlightened leaders ; such as Dr.
Sun Vat Yen will not.be able to control
the more ignorant element the Progressive
Society may gather/about it.. The latent
advices from the scene of the disturbances
are to the" effect that : the movement "is
rapidly; spreading,, arid^the^ question is be-,
ing asked whether, apart from. such a.
course being necessary to protect foreign
ers—the missionaries and others— and na
tive Christians, the Great Powers are not
obligated to interfere, by their guaran
tees to the reigning dynasty. In fact, it
is feared . by' some" tthatt t the : Powers inxerr .
ested in China will, soon be, confronted ;by\
a gra\ ; ef r "situation -in > the Empire than
that which arose out of the Boxer cut
rages. It is said that the enforced flight
of the Imperial court from Pekin is taken
as an evidence of the weakness of the
dynasty in the' north, which' greatly en
courages the southern rebels, and is be
ing ■uscd'r.to itremendous J "advantnge' by
their; shrewd leaders. ' /' '
As winter sometimes lingers in the lap
of spring, March has seemed this year
disposed to lap over into April.
-■■■':. - Current Cbiiiment. •
"Let's see," said/the Observant Boarder,
"didn't the vernal "poets say 'Hail,. Gentle
Spring?'*" /. -. .' '. ..""' ;'■'..'["'.• //',/* '
" "They* did," 'replied, /the ''Cross-Eyed
Boarder, "and spring accepted the invita
tion."—Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph.
The same down in this section, several
days ago.
•- Referring to the case of Commissioner
of Pensions. Evans, the Boston Herald,
says: lit will probably , -be --said ; of • the
present President that llr^Evdns offered
to resign, but we think no intelligent man
will be deceived on that point.; So he of
fered to resign to President McKinley.
The difference is that McKinley refused to
accept his resignation, while Roosevelt did
accept it. . ' The one President protected
hirii from his enemies; the other left, him
naked to- them.,-, , _.. -„. :..;....'. •• ;-;.■•»
Quite so. •■ • • ■ -..-'., '. .. ■"':;;:
'Our old friend the Lexington Gazette
has under its new management, put on a
brand' new dress, and displays every evi
dence of the increasing prosperity it <so
richly deserves. c
—"Crime so horrible-as the killing of Mrs/
Furbush or -Fisher and her children, by;
the negro William •Lane, revives," says
the' Philadelphia " Times, "the question
how far the original savagery of a race
may persist in manifesting itself in late
generations, even' under- changed condi
tions and vastly improved "inlluences."
'Coming from the source it does—consid
ering, the,-, historic environments; of our
contemporary, this Is very significant and
suggestive. ' . .
In' viev.' of the nearness of the date of
the Democratic . 'primary 1 and the dissatis
faction that has been expressed with the
present City Council, are the voters gen
erally taking as much; interest in munici
pal politics, as .it "might Have been rea
sonably expected they would? . /-
Special Rate "Wanted.
(Tid-Bits.) * : '
Woman: How much for children's pic
tures? • .v. v /
.Photographer: Ten shillings a dozen,
madam.:'"; \ /' : ,;; * ■ : ;
, Woman: Why— er— yes; but I've got only
nine. .- . ' ' '■' -'/_ -. . • "-: " :: : -' .: ' ■
v All for Xjsugrht.
(Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.)
"She married him for money, then' found
but" he hadn't any." ■/
"I see^ She took his name in vain." r-[
; .: Alice?!* 'Kxpeilieist. , : ;: : ■
(Chicago Chronicle.)
Alice, who was 5 years old, was. often
asked to run errands for her: mother. . She
went very willingly if she could pronounce
the name of the article wanted, but ."she
dreaded the laughter, which; greeted "her
attempts .to i)ronounco certain words:
"Vinegar!', was one of the hardest for her.
She never ..would go for it if she could
help it; but one "morning her mother found
it absolutely "necessary to send , her. -On
entering the store she handed the jug to
the /clerk -and said: "Smell the jug and
give me a quart." * , %
~'~'; A- Peculiar ",v Politician; .- ■ ■;■,'
- r, (Washington. Star.)' . ;_
."He's a . mighty/ hard man, to get along
with," said the practical politician sadly. J
.^Mighty hard." :; ;; : - ; . '• ; \ ,
"He "seems 'thoroughly honest. "'
'•Of course,/he; is! ■ That's 'wliat; makes
him so erratic and unsatisfactory. /;? Every
once- in a he ; insists : on ■ doirigt some
; thing simply, because Ihe i thinks ; it Ib": fight; :
without iwal ting toiflgure i out its ■ef
fect jon his ; political prospects is/ liable?to
l^^^rOßß^ltlff^'i'B : r^ln^?iqi^^^^^^Mr^
"No doubt; but, if I'm given any choice
In' the matter, I'd? rather bo ruined by
prosperity than by "adversity. The pro
cess Us: more: enjoyable." ,
A.Place for Flt« loc.
(Petersburg Index-Appeal.) ;.-. i ,i- ■;■..,
/it would be characteristic of 'Hobsevelt
arid /highly/creditable/ to/ hlm,^tbb/v:if^ he
ignored > par ty al together, and : sent ■General
cral,.;or,'£better/stlll, as Minister. Plenipo
teritiary; to t h'enew ; republic of Cuba?.' N
othing would be more gratifying to; the. Cu
ban people than Lee's presence /among
them in an official capacity," and certainly
it would : be highly 'pleasing ■to all * the
southern people. -■:]- : ;■-;•■.■;• ; . '"
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Wonld Be Jnit Retribution.' ,: *-•
- ; (Norfolk Ledger.) ■/ ■;."? : -. - ■■
; It would, -in the* opinion of/ many, -we
bel ieve, serve Mr. Roosevelt ; right,; if he
should" get into a row with "the Grand
Army ;;of ; the /Republic -people— over, .the
confirmation of Mr.. Evans to a "Just as;
good"- berth— that would eventuate,, in de-.
fea ting" the Robseveltian plan for securing
the "pension"; vote in the next nomination,,
•.which was evidently/the purpose of * the
■President "in -it removing 1 the Pension Com
"missionen,- Mr. ; Evans, from * the '.position
which he-_has filled with such .great satis
faction to the country,, but with equally
as great annoyance, to .the pension tle
mentof the Republican party. After de
ciding to remove Commissioner. Evans
from 1 the Pension Department, .where he
had'been a thorn in; the flesh of the.pen
sibri: erement of the G. O. P.— it being the
purpose of the President to provide . him
a place elsewhere, but "Just as good"— Mr.
Roosevelt learned that: the enmity of the
opponents of the Evans pension. pOHcy :
v.ould lead to an' effort to defeat the latter
for the "just as good" berth .when he
came up in the United States "Senate for
corilinriaiicii. This is said to have aroused
the . Kooseveltia'n ire to the extent of the
President threatening; to refuse to accept
Mr. Evans's resignation as Pension Com
missioner should he not be- confirmed by
the Senate to the other place. -As we have
suggested, it will be very gratifying to a
large part of the nation, who have; looked
on, in disgust at this vote-making manipu
lation of the Federal patronage by the
President, ..if he should. get so tangled .up
in it as to defeat his purpose. There has
been no' attempt to explain why Mr.'Evans
is to be removed from the Pension Bureau;
arid the "just as good" project for taklrg
care of him reveals very plainly tie
object of the President in taking him out
of the place* for which he was found to 'be
so ; eminently fitted. . . .
The Tes-or-So Corner.
The efforts on the part of membersof
the. House to pin one another down to di
rect answers .reminded Representative
Capron of Rhode: Island— one. of the best
story tellers in th\^ House, by the way—
of .an -experience in the last campaign.
■ Mr. Capron was very much bothered
while "making a speech by 'a man in the
audience: who v insisted on asking ques
tions to which he demanded either 'yes"
or "no". for an answer.
"But there are some questions," final
ly remarked Mr. Capron, "which cannot
be answered by 'yes' or 'no.' "
"I should like to hear one," scornfully
commented his; annoyer. • \
"W»ll," said; Mr. Capron, "I think I
•can' lirove it. Have you quit
~> r 6~ur wife? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' "
The crowd sawat once that Mr.' Capron
had the man in a trap. If .he said "yes"
I it was a confession that lie had been beat
| ing his wife; if he said "no" It was an ad
mission -that He was still indulging in th'd
pastime. .- "■ . - "- •
Sharp Kansas Ijavryer. -
.// (New xork Tribune.)
A curious story comes, from Kansas of
a : tnaTi L who wanted-to tell a neighbor
what. he thought of. him without laying
himself open to suit for damages. So he
hit on the plan of sending him each day a
postal card with only one word written on
it in a large hand, in addition- to tue date
obscurely tucked away in a corner. The
person receiving the cards recognized the
handwriting, and, suspecting something,
kept them until "they stopped coming,
when v 'he read them consecutively, in the
order of their reception What he read
was, ■-' '/Ridiculous old Bill Jones is the
meanest cuss in town," and he at once
instituted a suit for. slander against the
sender.' The latter's lawyer, however,
called attention to the fact that the postal
card containing "ridiculous," though
mailed rirst, .was dated .the day after the
date of .the card having the word "town."
Moreover, a careful inspection would show.
that .'after me word "ridiculous" was an
exclamation i point, and af ler the wore"
"town" was an interrogation " mark, so
that the series of postal cards might be
made to read, "Old Bill Brown is the
meanest cuss in town?_ Ridiculous!" He
claimed, , therefore, that instead of slan
dering'the plainthf his client had defend
ed him from slander, and this plea was
sustained by the court. But, all the same,
everybody in town insisted that the first
reading 'of the.cards v was the correct one,
so that the writer attained his object. :
. ■TJnaltlc to Proceed.
.- - (Philadelphia Times.) . /
. .Three men determined to rob a certain
house. .So on the night decided on they
gathered in front of the building. One of
them entered and started up the stairs
He had his boots on, and, when near the
landing, his boots made a noise on t! 1
stairs. A female .voice called out Irom
one of. the rooms: * ..: ;. . . .. ;
"You go right down stairs and tak'
those boots off; I'm tired of having to
clean up 'mud and : dirt after you come
up here with your boots on. You marc!;.
right down and take them of." ; ;.
•■ The burglar turned around, went down
the steps and outside to his companions,
and^said: "
"Boys, I couldn't rob that . house; -5
seems too much like home."
„ / Honest; Goods. .
.• ' (Chicago Tribune) / . /
- Oleo Manufacturer— Do you guarantee
this coloring matter to be absolutely
harriiless? /
■; Dealer— l do. It's the same kind we sell
to the dairymen. " ■<• ■'
•■' Before the Gate.
They -gave the whole, long day to idle
... ; laughter, ' . .. \ :
. .To fitful song and jest,. • -.
To moods of soberness as idle, after,
' And" silences, as idle, too, as the rest.
But when at: last upon (their.way.return
ing, • ■; "■• -' : - : . ■■ •"■• ..-:
Taciturn, late, and loath,/
Through the broad meadow, in the sunset
- '■ burning^' ■ . ■ ' •
They "reached the gate, one. fine spell
hindered both. • /
Her he«art was troubled. with a subtle an
.:■- / guish; ' . ' - - . " v ' '
i- Such as but -women 'know,
That wait, and lest love speak or speak
.■.■■■•■"■:.;. not,- languish,'; -1 V : r ; / • .••
And -what ; they would/would rather.
they would not so; *" : -\ ■'-. '■■'■ ■■„:
Till— he said— man-like nothing ' compre
yK'Cvprehending ■ :
. Of 5 all- the ..wondrous - guile ■. ■ :■"•.
That; women -iwon- win themselves .with,
•- } and bending ;•-./".;' '' •■". ■'::■
Eyes ;of - relentless ; asking on her the
while — ,
'.'Ah, if beyond this gate the path united
.i : Ouristeps;as"far.;as>death, ..■; •-•;,-■. •:
j'Andi'l might open" it!" His -voice, af
:•"'■■■ frighted) .;.^ :■■";• .-" : -.Vr- : : ■■-.;:.:.. -.: : '-.
. At- his, own daring, faltered under his
: ;;f.-. breath. - ■ '[ -; . ..." p: '"-'. ':■;■'■'■ ]- r
Then she^-whom '.'. both r his faith "and ..feair
"' ■:■■•• (enchanted •*.'-.* %
_ ; Far. beyond; words ' to" felli ■: ;S ■<■■ ir-v-t:' 1 -;.: .;
Fjeelirig.: her t woman's j finest wit -had
wanted • ,",,.,
-■The?art;helhad'that knew to blundarso'
Slyly drew near, a little stop, and mock
&S^'Shallswe not, be = too ls>te * . rfe^.L
iForltea?.^3she^salcl;*f"l'm quite; worn''out ;
.with walking: ■
ftt Y'es/gthanks.'fr your V arm.";" Anft awIII! |roa^-
- .. ... ..... ...,-• . ..,~- ,■•..'. . . :
:•.•■■■*-• '-■■■>^~:-:v\.. ; "T >: Y-V~'//-^-'"'-' -: : - "3 £:?'"£'■':;'?■-'•■'' •-'.::'■
The Cbvrlcs» Blncblne Bnilt tor the
' Johnnon Dnplex Envelope Com
pany -Declared -to Be -a Triurapli
'; of. Mechanical Inscnuity. v ; ■.%
■ A Richmond manVhaS; just, invented, a
machine which promises to make as great
a . : stir in" tho envelope : industry as the
Bohsack machine several years Cgo/made,
in the tobacco world. Sometime ago the
Johnson Duplex Envelope ; people scoured
itho" country to*' find a mechanical .genius.
who could .make- a • machine that would
turn out Duplex envelopes at less expense
; than by the ordinary method. .,. A~ North
ern concern of wide reputation at last
undertook the job^ and in the course of;
six months 'invented and built two ma
chines, one to manufacture the envelopes,
and -the other to print them. Both ma
chines were remarkable specimens of me
chanical ingenuity, and attracted : a : great
deal of attention.. Among the experts
who examined them was Mr. -,-A. \B.
Cowles, a master machinist, who for some
years* has had general mechanical over
sight of the, plant: of fA^Hoeri & C 0.,: of
thisicity. Mr. Cowles expressed the opin-_
ion that he could make one Machine that
would do the work of .both, and still fur
ther lessen the cost. The Johnson Duplex
people immediately/gave Mr. Cowlss carte
blanche to go ahead, and expert machin
ists of the Cameron-Tennant . Company
were set to work to carry out his plan.
After several months' hard work this
company is now putting, the finishing
touches on what is perhaps, the most mar
velous piece of mechanism" ever .-turned
out in this city. • ■ .--". - - »--• '
"The principle upon which the machine
is constructed." said Mr. Cowles. yester
day, "is entirely new in every. particular.
The- mechanical means employed to foia
the envelopes has never before been used,
while the positive feed mechanism which
keeps the envelopes in perfect .register
during the bperatioiTofcprinting^them, and
which makes it almost impossible-to 'skip/
a number or date during -the process, is
absolutely new and novel. ■ Accordingly
the machine will make the envelopes.com
plete and print, number and date them m
a single operation at the rate. of 6,000 an
hour— an achievement. that mechanical ex
perts in the North have, repeatedly de
clared to be impossible." ' ■' . "\ -J-. , •
Messrs. Morrison' &"-" Kindervater/ .who
furnished the working drawings >and de
signs of the machine',^ express -themselves
as greatly -'-pleased .with- Mr. Cowles's
ideas, which, though novel, have proved
to be thoroughly practical. They say
that the machine is a radical departure
from anything now in service: that the
work delivered is perfect, and that there
is no doubt of its capacity as a time and
mor.ey saver. Both ;of '.these gentlemen
declare that the machine -"will d'o~ all that:
is claimed for it in regular, every-day
service," and they are of , the opinion that
it is destined to place its owners in the
foremost rank of envelope-makers.
Mr: Barton Cameron, of the Cameron-
Tennant Machine-Works, which built the
Cowles's machine, said a v day or two ago
that . the machine -is a- splendid success,
and added that he was proud of the fact
that it was nuilt in Richmond. : In a very
interesting description; of. itslworking.i Mr.
Carserbn said: ■
"It consists; (l)-o£-a device for feeding
to the nachine the blanks for the enve
lopes: (-> means for gumming the edges
of these blanks and carrying triem for-,
ward into the folders, which fold the
sides and Haps, and (3) the printing me
chanism. The feed is simple in construc
tion, but automatic in its work, andcar
ries the blanks, one at a time,, to. the per
forating rolls at the rate of .100 'a minute.
When tho blank 'is 'perforated,'; and. the
edges are gummed,''it 'passes'. 'on"'into the
'folders, which, ■ being ' operated ;. by . gears
and earns, Jold the envelope and deliver
it to. the" printing, mechanism." _
.. Mi*. Cameron says, that the printing and:
dating .ivech'pnism" is remarkable for its
simplicity, al though, . when one . considers
that each pack of fifty-two envelopes
must have a different number, and each
envelope a different date, and- that: the
numbering .mil dating 'must bo 'tlone?while
tho envelope is passing through "the ma
chine at a rate of "nearly 100 a. minute,
it would seem an impossibility. That the
envelope can be made and printed at the
rat i of nearly 60,000 a day, and on a ma
chine-only five feet-long; twelve inches
wide, end weighing about 500 pounds, is
certainly very remarkable, and. as Mr.
. Cameron says, a great; tribute\to;,the in
ventor's mechanical skill and ingeuhity. .
"The inventor, . the designers,' and the
builders are all naturally very proud of
their work, and from all appearances/
have a right to be. It is said that by the
ordinary process the cost of making and
printing church envelopes ■■" is from 75.
cents' to $la thousand, exclusive of-mate
rial. The first ' two machines built for
the company, reduced the cost to. about
15 -cents a thousand;- By the Cowles in
vention the manufacture and' printing of
the envelopes is combined in one . ma
chine, and' the work is done atacostin
lirge quantities of about t> cents a thou
Major Randolph, for whose factory Mr.
Cowles' built the now . box
machinery, . has a -high opinion of the in
ventor, and declares that the box ma
chineis the best'of its kind in the United
States.' "One of the machines," says
Major Randolph, "has a capacity of
600,000 boxes a day, using only, five ope
rators," and, he adds, "so far as we know,
this : exceeds the output of any ' other fac
tory in the country." '. '
Mr. E. A. Hoen, of A. Hoen & Co., said
yesterday that he had watcAed with some
care and a great deal of interest the con
struction'of the Cowles machine. ."Hav
ing recommended Mr. Cowles to the John
son " Duplex Envelope Company, because
of my; experience with him in the con-;
struction of some special , lithographic
machinery, I feel," he said, ''a, pardonable
pride" in the success that has attended
his efforts in; uiis new. envelope: machine.
While the .machine : is ' not yet completely
"finished, all the serious difficulties of en
velope-making have been overcome in its'
construction,, and the principles of; con
struction ' have proved ,'; themselves cor
rect; so that I; feel safe ;in saying that
this machine will do in' one continuous
operation what heretofore has 1 required
three or more machines to accomplish."
; Mr. /Hoen believes that it will revolu
tionize the business of printedjenvelopes.
It was learned from the Johnson Duplex
people that the Cowles machine, .though
designed primarily ' for.-, church •envelopes,
may. be easily adapted with' slight-modi
fications to OLiier:-. envelope- . specialties
owned by the company, and indeed to en
velopes of / every description, i They iare
enthusiastic-over the success": of Mr.
Cowles's idea, and feel, confident \ that ■it
places them practically, beyond; competl-.
t10n..-It Is certain that.they can now man
ufacture and : print envelopes at; a ■ tithe of
the ordinary' expense.
It was :: learned at the Cameron-Tenant;
Machlhe : Wprks that duplicate machines
will be bullt'at once, i arid, that ;the Duplex"
people to; have; a :!lar^o number of
them running ; within' a few, months. :. .
■-It ■is claimed I that; the Duplex Envelope ,
;for; churches. Is abound to replace'; the '. or
diharyienvelopeVrinasmuch' as therDuplex
system : accomplishes-; fully twice as much
,as t cah;;be .accomplished- by,- the VordiharyJ
method now in use.}" During the past. three
or \ toixn months : the; company ■; has" received :
ghdOTsements \ t rom^ recognized = authorities :
in. church finance throughout 'America," and
the !(«Byelbpe|: has ybeen jrecomriiendedybyl
many/ representative niervof {all denomlna^;
Uona/irAlthoughj. itswasj not I placedjo'n i the j
market until the end oC last year, .;when
nearly all congregation:.? hud provided
themselves '.vita" envelopes for the; new.
\ yoarj T a'«&»t; nianyj leading' churches»havo ■
«k«iid|r-«dQpUcl It, »ml for sont* time or
ders: have' been coming 'In faster than
they" could be" filled. r ,
filt|isTsaid l . that : the ■ Cowles's mnchlnc r re-:
duces;the/cbstof ■manufactHFo;Bo}lbw;ithat
:the¥prbfits/will/be|enbrTOOU37 ; and/that
the 'lncome from "'"t. t "e T church cnvelopQ alone
pught ; to*furn'isii dividends for aivcry large
'capital.'-^ The , compariyy/ h owevefj/ has/ ha3_
been;:stated,;ihas/;sw ; l; otrier. valuable en-;
envelope, "which - hns six ; /compartriients.
arid; "which/J is '.designed /for the use /of
'seedsmen,/ druggists, r c-tc, /arid : ; also a re- ;
;gular: commercial /envelope which jlt •Is
claimed* can be opened" far more easily and
-greater -safety' to ; its contents than
any /envelope, now in : use. . - . . / ; -
ftc ■ . "AilvertiscJi for Ladr to . Share
„*;;;/' Honors at Coronation. .;* >.
-ZnE'W'.YORK,: April 2.— The following ad
vertisement appears in a New York news
paper:.: ■ v : :; - : . •-. ■ ' ! :
: "An > Amerlcan : lady may take her seat as
a ; Marchioness in "Westminster Abbey du
ring the , Coronation ; preliminary negotia
tions in confidence. Lynta, 12G5: Broad
way."''. . . ■'■/- :. -' :'. -■ : .. '■ :;
"According to the paper in which It ap T
peared, it was inserted' by an Englishman,
who was asked for an explanation, and
this conversation .ensued: . .
"Isn't that plain English?" was the re
ply. "What explanation, then, is- v neces
sary?" - . ■'" * ■ . .': ■ ■'■ -
"You say take her seat as a Marchion
ess?";. ... ; ".' ' ... f .;';
, "Certainly."
"She would have to pass herself off as
the Marchioness whose ticket she holds?"
"Yes." ; ; ' - . "■■.•'
. "Well," wouldn't that be an Imposture?"
'.'Suppose she were actually an English
Marchioness by that. time?" continued the
Englishman. - "Such things have happened
and may happen again. There are plenty
bf American' marchionesses as well ' as
ducheses, countesses and the rest."
"You don't mean to say that an English
Marquis is advertising ror a wife?"
"I don't mean to say anything about it.
The advertisement speaks for itself. Any
how, it is the form In which I am com
missioned to make the. fact public."
"Then you have a commission to find
such a lady?' '."-.--,
"Certainly." ,
"She must have money, of course?"
"Naturally." . .
"How much?"
"Less than 51,000,0C0. But., look here,
young-man, I don't think it is quite right
your asking all these questions. If you
know anybody who is ambitious to become
a. peeress in time for the coronation, let
her write to me at- that address. Good
: And the Englishman, who declined, to
disclose his identity, put the advertisement
card in his pocket and left the office.
Where "Sot Even Man is Vile.
(Cincinnati Enquirer.)
-Ten miles- southwest of Findlay, 0.,
li^s'the peaceful hamlet of Mount Cory.
It 'is a modern Utopia- of righteousness.
Seventy-five houses compose the village,
and seven of them arc occupied by
preachers of the gospel. No saloons are
there. In winter th-e residents swap yarns
by the side of- the friendly stove in the
corn-er grocery, and In summer they whit
tle hickory sticks and cut their initials in
the. soft pine of the store boxes.
'J.'There is,a : mayor, but no brawlers are
ever brought before him. arid his chief la
bors are those of a notary or uniting two
souls whose lives have flowed one . into
the course of the other. Years ago there
was a calaboose, but now thehut is us*dd
as a village pound.'
The «Yes or No" Trick.
: (Washington lost.)
' The efforts on tne part of members of
the House to pin one another down to
direct answers reniinded Representative
Capron. of Rhode Island— one of the best
story-tellers in the House, by the way— of
an experience in the last campaign. Mr.
Capron was very much bothered while
making a speech by . a man in the audi
ence who insisted on asking questions to
'which he demanded either "yes" or "no"
for an answer.
"But there are some questions," finally
remarked Mr.. Capron, "which cannot be
answered by. 'yes', or 'no.* "
"I should like to hear one," scornfully
commented his annoyer. .
"Well," said Mr. Capron, "I think I can
prove it. Have you quit beating .your:
wife? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' "
The crowd"saw a at once 'that Mr. Capron
had the man in a trap. If. he said "yes,"
it was a confession that he had been beat
ing his wife: if he said "no," it was an
admission that he was still indulging in
-the pastime. ' "'}; ,
■ ■ "/Yes' or 'no' " shouted everybody in the
hail, and in the midst of the confusion the
man made his escape. .
, . Ainazinj? l^oapjsrvitj'.
- (Nashville Christian .-Advocate.)
" : Everj-body_:-cnows that East Tennessee is
a very healthj- country. There "is, possi
bly'no other section of the United States
in which people attain a greater age.
Some" statistics have recently been pub
lished concerning a single section of
Campbell county that are worthy of no
tice.' During the past year nine people have
died in that, county that were each over
ICO years old. The oldest of these centena
rians was John Meyers, who reached 112
years. His wife was one year his junior.
Their- deaths were simultaneous. Jennie
Dessett lived to be .110; Joseph Perkey.
100; Fielden Low, 10S; Mrs. Bettie Lawson,
104; Frank Bullock, 102; Mrs. Becky Law-,
son, 101; and John Hubbard, 101. The re
markable thing is that the most of .these
were hale and strong right up to the end.
■ But the story does not stop here. There
are now living; in; the same community
eleven people, hale and hearty, who are
100 years of age and over, and fifteen
who have reached or passed their 90th
year. Among these patriarchs are "the
three Vincent brothers— Richard. George,
and James — who are respectively, 100, 102.
101. They expect to survive for several
The Paul family demands recognition in
this same connection. There are now liv
ing five children \vhose father reached the
age of*, 115 ; ye-ars before his death. Their
names and ages are: Carr Paul, SI;
Squire Paul, 79; Jack Paul, 77, and John
Paul,- 75, and Miss Lindsay Paul, 10"), the
only daughter.
Mrs. Bettie Ciepper is still living, and
is _ now 110 years old. She has two sons
living— Thomas and John Ciepper— who^ are
90 and SS years of age respectively. Thorn-.
as Ciepper for three years prayed that he
might attain the age of 90. and he has sur
vived the fourscore and ten, and bids fair
for another ten or more years. He is an
unusually active man for his advanced
agel ,„"■.... ■■..-.■ ■ --":."'
The oldest-man, now living in Campbell
county : .is Jacob Hatmaker, who is 107. Pie
has a brother, ; Neison Hatmakvr, who
■is ;r nearing his eighty-first birthday. Dol
lie Suttpn is 105 years, of age, and Chas.
Masse is 104, and necct comes Peter Pierce,
wholis 103. Pierce, it i 3 said, suffered an
accident ..sixty years : ago which resulted
in the fracture of his skull to nuch an ex-,
tentthat a portion Of his brain had to be
'removed. Pierce was in .the;Uniori army:
during the" Civil War, and was captured
; by the Confederate . forces. John ' Klncaid,
ancestor of one. of, fhe leading farriilles of
this" section, still lives, and. Is 101 years
old. 1 Mrs. Jane Sutton.^who Is 94. recent
ly'made a " trip alone _ from .ties, county.
Va.,- to ,the; : hbmo of .her daughter at ■ Fin- \
castle, lenh. The .trip was irs a vehicre,
and in cold weather over mountain roads.
|:Sho is a well-preserved, woman. .Wlllam
I Brown Is now 9-, "and he; prides himself on;
;thoJfact that he: continues to .' "go to. mil I
j on horseback." .Mrs. -PhoybaDelap. aged
I S5, came- from ' her country home to I>a-
6f-the coldest days' this Twih
;?ter;to^haye her t^et; treated by^ a dentist.
; Her>molars -are i,vlvli S presoryed.v arid \ ex^ ;
;.txaordimiry^ so;for,(onb of iher yeiurs.
| :T{Airiong] btherj noriageriariana ; are ; the f ol- '
j ; lj>wins:^George!Kl^^
| i ardEpn^l 99 c^William 88; \ Salliaißrlce.^
i jMrs/^ Jennie i Qarr^i 9 1 ; ;iMra?/Jane\Sutij
1 [tbii/1 W;l Delly3 Sch"uberC|S3 i S Sarah 1 Smiths
1 1 92^BetU^Censter3Sl ;]HucyjLi^> 90;|MraH
$&sm?' ,. _ . .1. . : . v . .-:■ : s*mm%k
of horses always appreciate trowl m^ter!a
nriVl-.'jyood '.■workmanship In; harness. If yox
are proud of your horse, you will be 'prourle;
of himaftcryou drcsS : him up ma «otof ou;
harness, and you wllJ not bo out verymuci:
money In the operation.
Inspection will Drove thftt we carry th=
flne3t line of Carriages and Harness in tin
city, and that our prices are the lowest po%f.
ble, consistent ; wirh first-cta^s ; tn;iteriuld aac
1302 and 1304 E. Main Street,
mh i4-d(exThs&w6mi 4 -d(exThs&w6m : RICHMOND, VA
500-502 E. Broad St,
Dealer in Fancy Import
ed and Domestic Gro
ceries^ Wines and Liquors.
Largest Stock ?n the City
i Everything that Is in sea- |
I son to be had at prices |
p consistent with |
H , quality. I
I ' This 1 week your atten- |
| tion is called to our ex- %
% tensive stock of |
Ej - '■ ■ ..■ '■-■ -
!§ Evaporated and Dried Fruits, |
| Canned and Dried Vegetables, |
% Canned and Smoked Fish f |
I Cereals, and Many Other Season- 1
I able Articles. , |
t ..,~.>^,..-.^ f f,w,-. t^^y. : _^-...
mho-Sun, Tu&Fri-iit
CIALIST, "of "St. Louis, is CURING .
MANY STAMMERERS at Ford's Hotel.
Richmond, Va.,Somc stutterers come 1.0C9
miles to be ' "cured. 1". All leave happy/
been sick a day and never to have missed
a meal, and, is now. in excellent health.
This is the same region from which Dr.
Frank Richardson, of the Holston Con
ference, came. If any one. of the young
sters is expecting to step into his shoos
as a leader, he had better read the fore
[That is a marvelous exhibit. We .Jo not
dispute it. At the same time we should
like to see the "proof.* that the ages of
the alleged centenarians are v/hac they
say. In Virginia; upon, the moat dfligest
search, we can find only about oue well
proved centenarian per annum.— Editor
A Qnartcr for Hawler
(New York Word Special.))
WASHINGTON. March 31.— Senator
Hawley was stopped by three women in
one of the Capitol corridors to-day. Two
of -the women were young and pretty.
The third was a stately dame, who sur
veyed the Senator through her lorgnette,
and said patronizingly:
"My good man, are you familiar with
the Capitol?"
"Reasonably so," replied Senator Haw
ley. . "I have been here. many years."
"Weil, we understand there is ,a beau
tifully decorated /room/ at this end of the
building. Can you direct us to it?"
"I presume you mean the President's
room," replied Senator Hawtcy. "I? I* oll
will come with me I shall be very glad to
show it to you."
The Senator led the party into the Pres
ident's room, explained_ the decorations,
and then said: "The room of the Com
mittee on Military. Affairs is very ..b.-'iiu- '"
tiful also. Would you like to see that'"*
; They did want to see it,, and the Sena
tor took /them there. Aller he had ex
hibited the room he said: "I think this s9
the handsomest room in the Capitol. I
am chairman of this committee."
The three women nudged one another.
When they reached the. corridor nffiln
the stately dame handed the Senator a
quarter and said: '•You. have done very
nicely. Thank you very much."
- "But. madam," expostulated Senator
Hawley, /''l'm a senator! Surely you ...do
not intend to offer me money!"
"That's ; all right." said the woman:
"that's all right. We understand thesa
little vanities on the part ol tho door
keepers and other attaches. ■ .You ars
perfectlyt weicomtj to the money."
"Oh. perfectly!" "■ re-echoed the pretty
young women. They swept away down
the corridor, and Senator Hawley cams
into the resta'iirant holding the 'iiuairter
gingerly between a tnumb.-and finger,
not knowing whether to swear or laugb-
and a sterling compaay
v Next week Bijou Company. Farewell wee*.
■.'".-■'■" . ' """- " ap>4t ■ ■ .
;^Op«n dally 'from 3 A.;M. to 5 P. Ip
Admission. -2> cvata. Fr-o os saww' 1
' iff 1&-IT -.- '. . -.■■-,. : ;'■-.• - ''■
Open aa!!y from 10 A. MI to 5 ?•■••"•■
AJralaaion. S canta. F«-^* »» Satur«a>*.
thla ilsnatur» la on every l>ox of th*» eennina
lEaxative)Bfomof Qiimine &m
iThefcway that CURtS A CX)UI> laonttUajf.
s^^L .* \.'.:..>t\ : . .-. ...

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