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SUKDAY. . . . - . . -.♦ ♦ • JOKE S, 1002.
TJFOS HUSTINGS COURT.
Under th* new Constitution'; there -will
be co "hustings courts." All city courts
will be corporation, courts. Thus the;
Hustings Court of Richmond— a veritable
ccntenariin— "will disappear from the judi
riai: horizon. Of old it was presided over
by the Mayor, or, in his absence by the-
Keoorder. and was otherwise composed of
the Justices of the peace of the city. -^ ■
Our first Mayor was Dr. Foushcc— or in
its unanglicized form. "Fouehe." Our im
pression is that the Doctor at ono time
lived near the corner of Main and Fifth
Btreets. Later he had a . dwelling and
large garden at the north; end of what is
now, Foushee street; but it is probable
that his house fronted on Marshall street.
Among: the excellent gentlemen who
served this city as Recorder, was John
'Marshall.* Esq., 'afterwards Chief Justice
of the United\ States. "When the Mayor
; of his time was absent from the bench.
Captain MarEhaJripresided. Who knows
but that his. experience in that humble
tribunal of justice was of great service
to him, .when lie came to preside ov-er.tha
greatest court in the world? : In' those
. days the County ; Court and the. Hustings
Court had a great variety of duties im
posed upon them—duties vow performed
by councils of cities and . boards of super
visors of counties— and the old magis
trates not only became skilled in the law
while serving on the bench,. but.also. ac
quired a vast deal of information about,
public affairs and things generally.; .
Richmond having grown to be a con
siderable city, the Legislature, abput 18ES,
directed that, a : judge should be. elected
v :to preside over this court, in lien, of the
Mayor. A poll was thereupon taken and
.William Henry Lyons, a. son qt- the Hon.
James Lyons, was elected judge and
took his seat with three or "four ' jusy,
tices en each side of him. At the same
time the legal name of the count was
•changed from the "Court oX- Hustings"
to "the Hustings^ Court."
Judge Lyons made an admirable judge.
He was acceptable to "Whigs and Demo
crats both. He went on quietly perform
:~: ~ ing- his duties during the war period, but
■ after the fall of Richmond he was dis
placed by a" Federal military order. For
a time an extra-legal, but quite accepta
ble and necessary, "court of conciliation"
acted by authority of the Federal officer
•who had control of the city. If our recol
lection serves us rightly— we do not speak
from the record— the members of the court
;wcre Judge Lyons. Henry W. Thomas,
and •■.William' Green. Of Judge Lyons we
liave already spoken, He was a gifted
judge He had learning, suavity, and
: >*acL Judge Thomas was a great, big,
■ * jolly, BmooUi-Bhaven, genial' and able
gentleman from Fairfax. He was once
or, twice Second Auditor of ; Virginia, and
several-; times member and, president, of
the. State. Senate. ■■■ Judge Green : was; a
man prodigiously learned in : the lav/,' but
: was not as practical as his associates;
" but hcvknew all the law that the books
contained. All: three wore, pure ;and
Vatriotic; grreat men, indeed. ,
During the. Reconstruction peiiod a
Colouel Bramhall was made judge
pf. the Hustings Courts Consider
yig;. his. anomalous position , and
Vio ,temper .of the people to
',Viands the men In blue and the general
! N)pey. turveyncss of everything and law
: snaittcrs partic«lai-Jy, he did ; very well.
" ' With the new .Underwood ; Constflution
lame' another chajjge.
Judge Lyons being dead, tho LcgJs-
Ature elected as ■ the new. Judge
■-,/- «f the t court Captain Guigon. of tho firm ;
* "if: Johnson-&Gulgon—MarmadukeJohn
■-■';■ ilon ! and Aleck Guigon. '•"'■•' v
' These two gentlemen had been brother
■. 'Confederate srti'lery ofticers; and; when
■'■■'■ the t war : was .over they formed a'- partner
. ship for the;, practice ■ of ■; the ■ law.- They
wera of counsel, for the defence in the
■ great Jeter Phillips case. "Duke'V Johnson,
as ho. mas popularly a»d affectionately
i,".-. called, was a brilliant advocate, while, his
'partner was ' rather a plain . speakeiv but
* liad bis; head crammed full' of law,- and
■was great in the preparation of pleadings
end other papers, a»d In thediscuHslon of
knotty law questions. He became Judge
* at •a '• time when by reason ; of the' effects of
■■■ the war ' lilcJixnond - necdod ; a clcioir-headed
and a masterful hand such as his. Ila
was a terror to evil-doers, aijd tho sub
v Jocf of unlimited 5 admiration v from' good
*--L. - , ' ■
_ citizcnu: Upoa oi» d<v-usj ho was succeeded
L. Christian, l^i.. then" Clerk
: mould 1« many respect*.- Jutte«
Chrf*Uanl went'out of /Dmcoiwhcntbe; B«
adjuster* camo Into power and was.sue
i cceded by Thomas S. Atkins, Esq., who
I served : acceptably, and among- other Jnci
donts of his career presided at the trinl
of; Cluvcrlus. In due eeason and natural
order Ujo -..-DcmocratH elected tho s Hon.,
Samuel '. B. Witt ; to f succeed; Judgof Atkins.;
JudgS -^Vitt is ; i ono : of - : thoiwortliy^ ; gentic-:
men wiw;arc;omciaUy.;d
new Constitution as r vpresent''. ? incurai}ents.
Tho chansa of name of his court from
' *Hu s tin ga" to VCorpbratJ on" wi 11 have no
; cfTcct upon \ him. wb doubt It ho will : kiso
a moment's sleep. or an ounce of flesh; on
account 'of ;■': ihe chaneeT a chahpe which:
"Svas thought necessary: in the interest of.
uniformity/ Virginia, : , will not hereafter,
have "Corporatidn'* pourts in; some i cities
and "Hustings" Court ■ m other cities. We
yield to the inevitable, as -a matter-of
course, but regret that this change had
to be, made. We: hold to the ; doctrine
that there's much; in a name, 'especially/
one so ancient, honorable/ and distin
guished as that of the -Hustings Court
of Richmond. ■ •• '-'."- V ' ■ '. ;
HEH-PniV AM) I»CINY.
* ■ ■ ■■■ ■ . ' • . ' '■' ' ■' " '
■' ,The scientists' are bragging that; Pro
fessor A npelo Heilprin. in making the as
cent of "still smoking Mont Pelce," scored
a "scoop" on the journalists, and in: cool
ness and intrepidity double discounted old,
manr Pliny— Pliny; ■ the " elder. We admit
that Professor .Heilprin got ahead of the
newspaper boys. : They had better sense
than to go nosing around the fire and
sulphur spouting nozzles, of Pelec
"it had : been tried" on a sclentist.__:_
But we are not so certain about Pro
fessor Heiiprin's having outclassed the
old-naturalist, lawyer, ana mariner to the
extent claimed. . Our recollection is that
our ancient; friend went about the busi
ness he had jn hand; "as cool as a cucum-
I ber." and all the circumstances consid
! ered, his performance was a most daring
I one: He was less lucky than Professor
Heilprin,: because his intrepidity, calm
ness, and; curiosity cost him his life; but
we protest that it is a shame that the
latter day scientists should throw off oh
the old fellow's memory by trying to
minimize his "beat" on the newspaper
reporters of his day, in order to exploit
jnore prominently- Heiiprin's nerve and
"scoop." . ,
Seriously, however. Professor Heiiprin's
ascent of Mont PnJee was a most cour
ageous venture, and places him with the
foremost among the .world's scientists
who have risked a frightful, death in ; the
interesting of adding human knowledge.
ASLEEP AT THKLKGAL SWITCH.
That is a : pathetic: yet shocking story
which reaches us from Harrisonburg and
tells of the sad fate which befell a juror
: in the thrifty Rockingham capital. The
i unfortunate citizen, more or less satu
rated with that beverage utilized to dis
pel the heat of summer— as, well as the
chill of winter— was,, sitting as one of
twelve good arid -true; men '"selected" to try
a case in the United States District Court.
.From all accounts we judge, the forensic
pyrotechnics were .not as interesting 1 as
usual, or maybe the day was hot and
i soporiferous. At any rate, said juror be
i-.'gari getting drowsy- and: ere , he knew it
I lie had lapsed into that usually peaceful
repose. which is superinduced by the beve
rage alluded to. And then he nodded—
yea.: even, as 'a; witness was;.; testifying.
How long this sweet oblivion lasted we
are not informed, but this, we know.'
There -v.-as a l-ude awakening. The eagle
eye of ; Judge- McDowell had espied the
somnolent transgressor. Perhaps, also the
blcfactory, organ of the. gentleman who
wore the. ermine had likewise sniffed the
odor of the fiuid which 'caused the sur
reptitious siesta. At any rate, the wrath
of the judiciary was swift and merciless."
Almost before the sleepy juror knew
what was happening he had been, fined
?20.00, and 'severely, reprimanded for his
contempt of court. Furthermore, to facili
tate the unlucky sleeper's celerity in pro-*
curing the cash required as a valuable
consideration for the fleeting luxury he
had enjoyed, the judge directed that a ca
pias be issued, if the fine was not paid
within thirty days.
O! it was pitiful and unexpected, espe
cially as jurors from time immemorial—
or rather from the dawn of English com
mon law— have boon availing them-,
selves of „ the privilege of snatch
ing occasional; naps during, the mo-,
notonous grindings of«.= legal inves
tigation. True, the time-honored cus
tom is. all. wrong, but surely its very
antiquity deserves some consideration. At
least the judiciary heretofore have been
: kind enough to fail to see the contemptu
ous misdemeanants. But now a precedent
—an, awful precedent— has been establish
ed—and if the doctrine of ' "stare decisis"'
is to prevail there will be no more peace
or- pleasure in jury service. ......
Our only consolation lies in the fact that
the preachers can't hold- us in contempt
and fine us, as did the judge in the case
of; the Harrisonburg sleeper.
Boss Hanna doubtless understands that
: in arguing for a Panama canal he is real
iy arguing that there be.no canal at all.
The demand for. flowers, both of expen
sive and' of the cheaper varieties, is said
to be growing fast in all the cities of
this country.: It should be encouraged
in every, way, possible. A love for ilowers
cannot be otherwise than refining.:
A jiosthumous child, a daughter, was
born to Paul Leicester Ford, the murder
ed author, on Sunday or Monday last,
;it appears. The fact was first made pub
lic at the filing of Ford's will, for:
: probate, on Friday. Xo mention is made
in the will, by the way, of Paul-Ford's
brother, Malcolm. The date of the docu
ment is September IS, 1900.;:: ' - .
"THE STORY MODEL..
The Dispatch has heard "wonder ex
pressed by. some that the Daughters' Mon
ument Association :' did not. adopt :: Mr.
Story's design lor the Davis arch, instead
of: Mr.- Gudebrod's. : ; This, only, goes to
show- that they are not well .informed..;
.The grandeur and beauty of Mr. Story's
ino<Jci. thercis nono to deny. But in; the
fli-st place, it ; wwass s never properly : in i the
competition. -It was required "that ho
Should furnish a model; and ± s'i>ecinca
tions; but the latter he ricglected to do.
Therefore, in jubtico to ;the > other:competi
tor3.;Mr- Story/smodel-couldfnot bo^^ con
'si(lerc<l a . y: . ".-.. ■; • ■;-''.'■ . -'■ . .; .. , ; ; .-vV.-.::: : - '■■; :•:;:
.; Mr. Story's estimate by cablegram was
ijiattlift-arciv could; be erected; for*?7d,ooo
"without the sculptures.}', The sculptures.
It •li prcfiumed, would cost a ny where from
one "»i hundred :^ to ]•- one"i ; hundred and f^fif ty"^
Kilols^pou^.y:';nt : "v^i^l-::;^^s?^^p i
sensible to" the defects of Mr.
correctable, It is agreed, therefore, that.
tho model will be changed- in nevcral re
spects, conformably. to the advice of com-:
petent gentlemen, whose help the daugh
ters "have secured. No picture yet made
of- this sculptor's, work comes anywhere,
near doirs it justice; f at the same time. ;
wo repeat, defects arc, obvious, and these,
wil! be; corrected. That; the arch can be?
built for ?75,000 is not doubted.
t iar «cahoot.w ,
J From' late I advices from ; v Washington,
ton; ;it appears . that as '■," regards : Cuban
reciprocity '-'botlif the'old^ sugar : trusty and
the beet-sugar trust threw; dust in the
eyes of lthe;publie. and led off 'the track
the : most astute and -wide-awake corres
pondents. The" best-sugar: people made
no secret' of their; hostility ;^reciprocity,
and In fighting, it did riot ■ hesitate to call
the old trust hard names.; ; On" the other
hand, the , old ;;trust r "returned the corripli
ment," and posedas being-, if not positive
ly friendly, not hostile -to giving Cuba
a chance to; live. -The- two combines seem
ed to be; at dajggers'- points. ;.;» .
But it is ■ now; statea; on what we are
assured is tho very best of authority that
the old trust has had all the time, a mort
gage on the new, that the two interests
instead of having been antagonistic to
each other have been in "cahoot," arid
that secretly the.old^trust has been back
ing the beet-sugar ring. . This condition
o^ affairs is no less a serious matter to
the people of this country than to Cuba,
seeing \ that as long as the -two trusts
were separate there was a certain safe-,
guard against a squeezing of the con
sumer too ruthlessly. - ■ ,
HAN.VV AXD THE CAXAL.
At one time Senator Hanna was an
ardent advocate of the Nicaragua- canal
route. But the other day he "flopped"
and made a speech in favor of the Pana
ma route. The New York Times ; says the
speech was an eminently practical one.
No doubt. Hanna is practical or nothing.
But our New. York, contemporary leavesus
inoreor less mystified. as to what it really
thinks : is the: "practical" end the. Ohio
Senator had in view. V
The statements of ■- Hanna, as the Times
cites them, touching 1 the object of build
ing an isthmian water, way, were certainly
practical, and our contemporary, despite
Mark's somewhat sudden change of front,
protests its confidence in his sincerity.
But it also takes occasion" to remark
that it is by no means certain that we
can ever construct a canal along .the
Panama route, and for these reasons: Wo
may never come; to an. agreement with the
Frenchmen or with the French Govern
ment. Insuperable obstacles : may hinder
our acceptance of the "offer .of .the new
canal company to sell its rights for
?10.000,090. The. company may be unable to
make a transfer. If Congress should pass
a bill instructing the president to build
a canal along the Panama route,the.Pres
ident might find it impossible? to execute
the- task. Then, adds the Times, _we will
have no canal. ": "' ■•
Also remarks our ■'contemporary,, rumor
has. it : that the friends, of = the Panama
scheme want to tie the government up
to that scheme, believing we would be un
able to build, in which event, "the Pacific
• railroads would suffer from nowattr-way
competition."- . ■• ■
Really if the Times's article had ap
peared in its columns which are devoted to
discussions of lighter vein we should' be
induced to: pronounce our contemporary,
ironical: at Hanria's expense, and not alto
gether in earnest in- its protestations of
faith in Hanna's sincerity. . . ■
.': At the tuberculosis congress recpntly."
held in New. York there was no lack' of
"information" and opinion," but,
according to all accounts, I ;. there, was no.
agreement as; to whether "consumption is
catching." .
Tho Virginia: papers published down by
the sea -want the proposed Maury monu
ment placed on the Rip/Raps, and in our
own view that would be the proper loca
tion for it:
The Boston Herald says :
A thousand new.^ Chippendale mahoga
ny chairs have been manufactured for the
use of the peers and peeresses at thecoro r
nation :, ceremonies, with ; the . expectation
their occupants; will purchase, the seats
for souvenirs after the show is over.
If the peers and; peeresses refuse to.pur
chase the government need not be any
thing out of pocket. This country will
readily take up the whole lot as "an
tiques," made. by the original .old "chip."
If the public could be. assured that the
digging of the Panama canal .would, lower
the price of Panama hats, there might
be some use talking about that expen
sive and much too , much:, exploited route
to the fever regions.
Governor Montague's -expertness as a
fisherman !s being commented upon.
Speaking- piscatorially and. politically, he
is well skilled in-knowing how to.ljait his
hook and where to cast; it. In these days
no statesman can succeed ; fully : unless
sh e Is persona grata . to . the fisher folk and
to the fishes themselves. '■■• ■'■..-■ '
The Painters-M agazine, 1 of New, -Yorkj
in its June number,., congratulates, the
Painters' Union, of Richfnond, upon the
activity' it is showing in preparing for the
national convention, which is to be held
here; in February next. The editor feels
confident, that every visitor: will have a
warm; welcome; and ah agreeable time
while here.
■ -■- "■ ' .}*}■* Way,, ' . ■■-.-. .. ' .
(Written for the ':■ Dispatch!)
I love the world, and.l love the soul,
; And ' the; - heart: that's,: crushed; with
■ : . .sorrow, , • \ ._
And : the heaving spd 'jwhere'Jt goes to God,
And the heart-sick hopes : we borrow. >
The fears we' i eel ; and tlie tears iwe f eel;
-And^ the? sleepless,^burning; eyes^i ;;
Are heaven's ;_" way, of chast'ning clay
Tofit-fptvparadisel- \ :■ :-: :
HOWELLi.C. FEATHERSTON. i
Wo; really v didn't /; need;; Jake^i Smith's!
order) to prove Jthat there Us riothingrmorp
unfair than warfare.
Caußlit «v the: Flj\ / ; - ■'■'I
She: You have promised to take me' to'
tho. theatre, and I -am looking -over|&e]
list^ofj iannou n ceiTC
iv4PriulClS,:> allU. V lClUlldo|^
; .The acme of ease and comgp
for summer driving, combined 1 ,
Lwith: a distinctive elegance and;
•style.- We have some very fine,
•vehicles^ of this class in our sliow;
room's, and shall have much
pleasure in them-, to
you. • ' ■*
i With a carriage of this grade •
■you must have a fine set'of thaH;
hiess;: you -will find' our; : stocky
: complete, and our: prices reason-:
able. ■ \ ■ ■ '..-. ■ . - - •- ' . - „'
THE mPLEMENT CO.,
r 13P2 and 1304: E.; Main Street, -
imb i 4 -d(exTh)&w6m RICHMOND, VA.
tie Minister."- f Susauehanna," "The Com
forts of Home"— . *- ;
He: Now you've struck it, my dear;
there is something-. .that Is altogether new
to me, , .. -■ :-'-..■_: -'-..■_
• • An Excei-tion. --v- .:,:■.:■■■'■■>
.The day was simmering;.wlth heat, '
Almost the cobbles in the street
Were melted by the solar flame
That from the arching furnace; came.
-..■.:-:'. ■■■■■"■•■ '" ■ ' x v
Men panted- in the. densest shade;
The: brooks in every- sheltered;- glade -
Seemed with liquescent fire tolhiss '';"
And burn the margins with' their kiss.
Parboiled were all the harbor's piers.
Each theatre shed' scalding tears;
All earth a bubbling caldron v seemed
Where everybody . stewed and steamed.
Yet one man in thebusiest whirl,. .
E'en while -the : heat did crack and: curl
The roofs on buildings new and old, -
Did shake and shiver with the cold;
One man, as 'twere the day were bleak,
Horripilated, so tospeak, ; - ',
Shuddered and quaked from head to feet—
He had so many drafts; to meet. '
-.". Love and Finance. ,
"I will treasure this forever," said the
lover as. her "yes" • "
Emphasized the hope of hia perennial
\ . court,- •
.Then as on her lips he did endorsement
noisily . impress.
Said pa, "I hear the treasurer's re
" ; port."^ '-:- • .. :':, ■
Amply q,nalifled.
I hear that your husband is taking
a great interest in politics lately.
Yes; I am sorry to say that his am
bition has. tended in that direction' for
some time. " -. . -
It- is even whispered, that he" has an .am
bition some day- t^ become Vice-presi
dent. ■ ; '
: Indeed ! Well, I know of ; nothing that
he is better qualified to be president of.
- • ; - Stnickihc Key. : .■■•::.*•-■
The miner said unto the maid who did
i-:>r his love requite, :. r - , ■_•. ..-. ;
; :,"Your answer^ fills: my bosom with a
... song of rhapsody!-' .' ■.- zl
Then straightway spake the : maiden, .with
a kittenish delight,
"Of course your- rhapsodaic song is. in
• a miner key."
It Was His Way, :
Young Pawn: jclease excuse that we
mark,;'-..-Miss'".-Keener;." I spoke without
thinking/don't you .know. ,
Miss Keener: Oi course you did, my dear
boy; how could you help it?
I A Matrimonial Spell. '
Jagprers has got a wife of managerial
propensities; her word is law. r ■
! Perhaps, though;he spells it with aJ;
' ' ■ ■ '.; ■-**- — '■ . . : ' '
:Mcn as, Jlusica! Instruments.
I (Observations. of a Philosophical Friend of
' Ours,);
"There, is much -music, excellent voice,
! in this little organ: Yet can not. you
make it speak. * * Do you think I -am
easier, to.be played on than, a pipe?":
-. ' ; ; ' : ' . —Hamlet; ."
It is pleasantly and, profoundly interest
: in? to contemplate, and- study' men as
mirsical instruments. You, can parallel;
and compare them one to the other, ;be
entertained with '".the comparison, and yet
make, bad mistakes. -.■■■■ r ■'■■.-., ; r
Barnardine was apparently , a veritable
clod; and yet what a diabolic strain
comes forth of.. him. "A man that appre
hends death no more but as a drunken
sleep. Careless, reckless, and fearless of
what is past, present,. or. to come; insensi
ble of -mortality, and , desperately, mortal."
•What- a dirge of mortality ! Solemn,'fear
ful music. Caliban is described as ''ab
horred: slave; which any print of goodness
-will not; take;, being capable of. all; ill."
And yet hear Caliban: . . . •
L "The Isle is full of noises, ■ "■■>-<:._
' Sounds and .', sweet airs, that give';' delight
.' and hurt not, ■.:,■■:■
Sometimes a thousand twangllng instru
ments ' - ' ..-.. ; " . ..' ' .
: Will ' hum abou t mine ears; and sometimes
-voices,. , : ■'■■'■', ■'-'..:': "\. ■ '
That : if .1 then had; waked after a; long
' " sleep, " .■ '- •_
Will m;iKc me sleep ; again, and i then : in
. dreaming,' . \ :■ . '
The clouds, me thought, would open and
show riches ' ■' ,- - : :
;Ready to drop. on. me;. '.then- when I waked ;
,1 cried' to dream, again." . ■ ■ „ ; -
. These two instances': show: how from; the
most unpromising ; instruments, 'we; may
get music; how impossible to quench man's
;dlvinity.' ~ : "".-:'.. .'. • '■■ •
I In everyday life we sometimes meet
people that' don^t' seem- to hav e . a particle
;of music in their souls. Presently^ some-:
.think " happens; that- touches, a chords of ,
I their, hearts,; the smothered; God ;ls; touched;
and' Stirred Avithiri: them, and an enchant^
ing.^ '-iiote sounds. : ::".Tho\i- nast; known : iiny. r
soul - i fr'- adversit y, ' ' is .:, t ho ;: song of the"
hedrt'fram; its/depthVof hopelessness.' ■";
■ ': It.; ;s the^ hand 'of - ; ;the, ; Almighty, that;
tunes ; these." harps, ibrgahs, / violins, r sack- ;
buts, : pipes,^ arid' triimpets ■ to : utterv^ajiSj
: express i'thelr'-iemptionsiC' .Our ;" nerves; make'
■us . stringed' instruments ; . our, throa ts make
ius pipes arid trumpets ;•:■ an.de; biirJ hearts,
;fei.ced J in withliqiieslandisiriews, make;iis"
■'deep-toned orgahs'Tvhose ; groans '^iQake all,,
'about us tremble."' * v ' -
;.;; And -this same ; orchestra .that • constitutes
ourselves may ; be, in, tune or,' out of > tune.
IWelruay/bel like^ sweet": bells •■ jarigliriglout;
tune arid hars,h.^We 'may,; bei muffled;
: arid {dura bft and 5 respond \ to .he? the^ breath j
nor' ban •;: cracked^ ajid ; : unstrung. ; ; incapa^
ble of •utteraiice brivlbratiori^absoluteidla-;
cord or dumbness ;'■: and yet : ou t . of = all ,, thlsj
r atf last I 'concord V' niiy i come.' "The t breath;
and- touch, of heaven' may accomplish
s\ve?t music, peace, order, and a song of
igDown here men are JiH tcfore. uaSaa^
;miisicals instruments/ Homer . and; Shajces^
peare take for their inatrumenta, Asa T '
'moDimon, Achilles^ Kt-ctor, Ajax, and a
crbwdi-of^dfiniigoda and goddesses, and
:FaJ»?tafr, ana Orhelia^DefdejnijpJja^S 1 *
Oivf theijet wonderftji! inißtrument*|tttihagd>
roflsenius^ plays; to each of thcmHt^im^
ipa|isiitalin3phfation;;fAnd;;:O»:wlia)ydeep^
|tjjn«!<J^!3oleOT^
fpjoT|s|notes|pour^ {forth. iTo"|what4instru-j
inents ; may .wo* compare .tnose human In
fstriifricrita ijthei grjgaif souls'*'- Play;bn7|^
i^ln^society/ioritrade/Tori business. w>iarer
luotfirrieraly. the|wOrk\bf (the] hands '{oi [{fti*:
h^ilUrieriandihiantua-maker.jnorl'the^^
i init^of in-1
i dividual ■is'a^yaluable^'a-Ven^'qt'.care.Bndt
•affection!; to ; a'; small ; or ; large Tcircle^a i liy£
i ing; feeling, Rearing, Z hoping^ sorrowing,;
j or; rejoicing,^huriian; belnglH Rightly 5 hand-;'
■ le^ ; cdnsjdexe"d,^tuned,pach 3 i^aja; musical
instrument:.; JEachj may.Vlen'd^a'v discordant;
note to p'anueirioriium*. ';* Or'feach may bej at-
universal iharmony, and; join^at
; last "::' with" the ? grand s choir] of i angels i and •
aTrchangels, . arid- all] tb^Jccrapanyjof
•yen. ■" :" ■ ' "■ •' * ■ " / * ' " "' '•
' -And; it js a; pretty amoral to -think ithat^
all these musical ' instruments in ;the]com-:.
moriest coriditidria under \ the touch ; or ! .tact
of thegenius^dr kindly respect riiay^aston.-'
:ishus with ".. a melo<Jy , ahnost divine. - -
THE B ATTIiB ABBEY.
AjSnsgcstlon From an _Olil Confe^
-, *" -■■ ";.'":■. '"■ cr«te. :• -„' : - : . : < ■. - ;.."'■
To the -Editor; of- the Dispatch: - . '
"As along resident in Richmond, and one
•who still "take's the deepest interest in-all
that concerns her- welfare, and : ;;who,
"with untraveled heart,"; turn 3 ever; and
anon to -this Mecca of : bur Southland; ,1
have read with eager delight 'all about
: the new- schemes for the adornment - and
prosperity of the, beautiful; city. . .; .
I have rejoiced to. see that a great audi- ;
torium, . so- long needed In the city, \ seems.
about to take practlcalisjaape,;and;l yen.
ture to ; make a suggestion .which iwould
not : only- speedily secure the auditorium,;
but which would r at the : same time com
plete the scheme : of the '.'Battle Abb ey, "
or "Confederate Memorial : Hall," . ren-,
dered - possible-'by the liberal gift of • the
late "Charles -Broadway Rouss..; >
The report made by the trustees of this
fund at the _rev nion in : Dallas, Tex... gave
just this as" the,;present status of that
.scheme: There had been : subscribed ?' to
the fund more ;than the $100,000j necessary,
to secure the offer of the same; amount by
Mr. Rouss, but unfortunately one of .the
largest subscribers had died, his heirs de
clined to make good his subscription,; and
the- trustees, under the advice; of counsel,
made a compromise which leaves them
1 just $2G, 000 short of meeting the conditions
of -Mri Rouss's gift and building tho Me
morial Hall. They. 'are, therefore,;; un3er
the necessity of raising $26,000 before going
ahead : to/ build this ..beautiful ; memorial,
' which will { be at the same time an orna
ment to .Richmond^ a monument to th"c
Confederacy,; and a repository, of relics,
and "material " .'for the^ future; historian"
which will; be beyond all ;price. Now, if
I have"' not ;been misinformed", Richmond,
although she has secured, against active
competition, the location of this : price
less memorial, has contributed a very
.small amount of money to. this fund, and
our comrades air over = the Southland are
speaking: of and: complaining of this fact
True, she will: give (if the expected ;ar-:
rangement is carried'out, arid the "White
House: of the Confederacy" and its treas
■ ures are connected with this new. memo
rial); far more than money could ever
buy; but ought not Richmond, under; all ;
of the circumstances, to promptly raise:
i-e . larger part of this 52G.000, which will
secure her this superb Memorial Hall ? -I
■am quite sure that if, the. matter is prop-,
erly presented: to. the moneyed men of the
city they wil 1 -cheerfully. give ; this' riioney/:
for - their business sense and public spirit
will: show them; that they ;cannpt afford
not to do so. • • , ' - '
Now, my practical; suggestion vjs; this:;
;The "Battle Abbey," or "Roiiss' Memorial,
Hall" must have connected with it a large
and . perfectly-appointed.-auditorium.-- Why,
then, cannot the. several societies; and;as
sociations who are: now seeking to com-,
bine; rind raise funds, for'an auditorium,
1- confer with .the trustees ; of ; the,-"Memorlal
Hall," who "are', soon to meet in. Richmond,
and agree upon some plan; by. which
Richmond shall raise the $26.000'needed':to
complete this -fund.^ and the trustees shall
guarantee an auditorium, and rooms every
way suited: to the needs. bf.-the city? -
There may. be practical difficulties in:
this scheme which I do not see, but it:
■really seems to me that- this is an easy
solution of the problem-tliat in this way.
Richmond can soon add to. her many at
tractions a magnificent "Memorial Hall."
and at, the same time meet her, crying
need for an auditorium. .
But whether my suggestion be carried,
out or, not, Richmond must have this
"Battle Abbey," and an auditorium-sepa
rate or combined. j
Chapel Hill,- N.- C. June 2, 1902. . .
Ocean Secret*. .': ' ■
Wave exiled Naiaf/s! How the ocean lies
With captive voice in these pearly shells;
And stretching seas where the gray gull
"flies.- ■ ■ •"-.-'•' ' " ?, .
And the salt sea brine mors grateful
smells - -
Than the scented whiff from muskadels.
There's a dash of foam . in my lifted face, ;
And a windy; west where, sunsets link,*
Impurpled: dye's Ton the horizon's space;;
And the waves fcave a ruddy_ glow, to
' : - drink- ;. -, , . . ;"
As .they, tumble back from the ocean s
: . brink! - - ■
There's a long.llne>ollirig' In underton©;
And beacon'd headlands-far appear; ,:
And rugged clifts with w;ave-beats thrown
And white-winged boats are loitering
near, .. .' :' . ■ . ' : - : " ' '.- -. :
Till the tide : laps out: from the. slippery
pier. -- ; , ( ;' ■ _ _ . ;
Such v/hispering tales -I hear, old.Ocean!
Of coral caves; where, the mermaid
-" -" ;dwells;;;; dwells; ; ; ; :// " ■ ? ■'■ < . -
Where ;: the sea-nymph rocks with a bil
lowy; motion „ ■ . -
Her babes iri; these, pink-lined;, cradle
■: ; ■■■■■•■■■■ shciis, / .. ■-, ; .■ ; ■■ - :.. . .
v And the murmuring. waves. of her music
■ : tells. / - ; "; . -,
O, shalls/: that I; gathered where white
'".:.; crests break; . ■ • „ -
Ye -have mysteries deep as the seas for
• • -..me; '. • ' . ■-■-: ■■' ." ' ■ ■"■■:-■
To the things you. hide my. soul will awako
When . I ; tread . tho •.- wide .. shores "of eter
• " riity. ' , •■ • '"■-■-.• .. - -■ • -'' ' ■'
% And gather my shells by. a; soundl ess sea !
?■ Irida Barton. Hays. in: Harper's Monthly.
ARCH SUGGESTION.
Let | Confederate Cnmp» Co a tribute
the Stone.s.' • .'..."■ " ;■■ *' .
TO; the. Editor of the -Dispatch: ;' '
-With i reference . to - the .proposed arch rin
• memory of" President-; Jefferson Davis, , al
>low;.me*toVsuggest: that\ it .would beta
'■■ good' idea , - to t bu lid ;a. part . of th e , arch
with: stones, to-be donated rby- the, 105 jor
lOCrCbrifederatei Camps . in ; Virginia, each
"stone * to ; be taken ; from ; a separate ; bat-
I tleiield, lif • possible; and ? letter eel =wi th t he ;
name of the battlefield Jt, conies from and:
: the ~* riamc ; : otj the camp; donating; it: If;
1 this* idea ; could^bei extended ? stilt f iirCher, >
'arid 'each'. Confederate i^mp^^^^^Si^^
■ Confederate iVetei-aris .'would ;give r a" -:'stone,T
Hfvwould'beHfuly ya.^memorial, arch, and
same-:time:;lnVevery;-'sense'?of the;
iword ; a-j triumphal % arch ; ') for. the : loss '1 of
HheTcauseJnever v can'take>'anything'^^
; thel glory? of the? victories^ won:: by^th^e:
:C^federato;arrris; And^ the; roll)- of A the,
! riames7 engraved ? on? .the stone" would .be- a'
roll 'of i honor such ;a3. few; triumphal
arches: In- the',world" x contain.
V * " Very w respectf iilly, ' •
A VIRGINIA, SOLDIER.
' ; ' , -' ~ ~ — —»>^ ■
Bonnd "to" "Loose" Texas,
. " (New >YorkJW6rW r )^,.-riV^^^S
■ ' Secretary,, Moody/ has-receivedi this ihaif-
; raislngr epistle from' a, resident of Kcn
..tUcky:. , ' ".- - J§Sm
"To th? Hr>n. Secretary . of - the Navey;:,
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Q ! RED, ROUGH HANDSriTCHING, BURNING I
I PALMS, SHAPELESS NAILS WITH 1
jjl ' PAIN/UL FINGER ENDS-, f
I Soak tKe hands on retiring in a strong, hot, |
I creamy lather of GUTICUI^ SOAR Dry, and |
S anoint : freely with CXJTICURA, the great skin |
1 cure and purest of emollients* Wear, during the |
I night, old loose kid gloves, with the finger ends cut: |
1 off and airi holes cut in the palms. For red, rough, |
1 ' chapped hands, dry, fissured, itching, feverish i
| palms, with shapeless nails and -painful finger ends, §
" | this treatment is simply, wonderful.- : p
| Complete External and Internal Treatment for Every Hmnonr. SI. .&D
§3*' Cons;stiugo£CUTiCUi:ASoAr(2sc), to cleanse the skin ofcrujta and seal ea and ; |J
'11 soften the thickened cuticle, Cuticuua Oi.ntmk.vt (5Cc). to Instantly illaj- Itch: p
IS ing, inflammation, anil irritation, and ■soothe, anil heal, and Clticukaßksoi.- g£
Eg ' ■ vent rn.LS"(2sc.)t' to cool and cleanse the blood. A Sis OLE Set is often saiH- |g|
IS -cicnt to cure the most torturing, disfiguring, and humiliating skin, scalp; arid $%
: "P' blood humon-s, with loss of half, when all else fall*. Sod throughout the -1-3
g4 world. British depot: '27-2S, Charterhouse Sq- London. French Depo t: 5 Roo EH
f. * de la Taix, Paris. POTTEiiDKUi;,v>'ti CHE3I.COKI'., SoIe rrop3. > P.pston, U.S. A. :|*g
■ CtrrrctJEA Kksoltknt Pi£ls (Chocolate Coated )"»re anew, tasteless. odonrleM, :||r
l| S economical substitute for the celebrated liquid Cuxiciika Insolvent, m wellas for -..m
$ | all other blood purifiers and humour cure*. Kaeh pill is equivalent to one teaspoon- £$
£>i fal of lirinid RnsoLTEMT. Put up in semw-cop pocket vials, containing; tao same «^<
-W - number of dosed as a 50c. bottle of liquid P.esoltsst, price 'JSc. '*(£
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V Exhibit of tlie GroTi-tli of the Public School System, ISTI-1001.
.(From ilie Virginia School Journal.)
Examine carefully the following statistical .-oxhibit .showing the status of the
system for the years mentioned, and observe thu growth and oxpansion -shown': |
-~~~. "3"^ ~~Zj^ ■i" '•■-"■'■ »-— £fc - ..(.. • '— si - - - >=~;A- Avu. -.Vfonthlr
-' .-q-2 ■'-•. 2,'j ~ > --. £ ™~ ", [•§~^ :■" >'.c.3.3. c .3.3 ■ ". ; -,.q- v Salaries of
■ M fi - f|l i n^lcd -^t 1% s^
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1805..1 »Wv r «-'BJ "'"Ai.W*;: ;<X<->ri]n 8,-.>7B ' S.'.i.")! j>].l :]lU| 1,507.50-_* Hi 2.o*.'.S^S HSj :c.^i W'.'S
1000.. 1 B9i;sl:?j'-376.r.ft-i!-2J»;.4Gt B.»~JS $M ■ 1 K5.« "'<■■>, WW&t* '^ \XW>~Xt AII '-f-.U
1001.. 1 »):»U{l2( ':ißl,s*;it S'),9l:Tß.wr >».10t. 5.V-1 ..a.'.O ".Oi>MH7 7U :i If«y,.i>u1 f«y,.i>u n>i,...-?>i.W\ -6*6
and the. be3t thing that can he done is
to stop- all the holes up. if possibel -and
tamp the earth where the. drills has bin
put in .the ground so as prevent air from
getting in a vent some; tim»:3 is as bad
as gas coming- out.
"The. hole united states. is in danger and
we; must do all we can to save her. You
know a ca non won t shoot . w it hou t a ye
so a ventin'the bowels of the earth might
cause lots of dameg." *
"You give every,: bodey warning to floe
out of the state of texas as she isbotii-d
tosink the almighty, has .sent his warn
ing." p..:: | - ..:: ; ■■ " - :'.';..
An Untimely; Thon?;lit. : . ,'
, . Thomas Bailey Aldrich. .-.-.
I, wonder what ; day of the week. -
I wonder .what month- of, the year —
Will, it be., midnight, or morning.
: --. And who v.'ill bend over my bier? • ♦ *
What a hideous fancy to come ..■■■■
As I v.-nit at : the foot oL the stair.
As- slie> gives tho ; la's tT touch, to her robe,
Or "sets the white rose in her hair. * \
Astho carriage rolls down the dark street
■The little wife'laughs and makes cheer—.
But *- * * I wonder what day of thi
woi'k, '";;■; .■" - ■"'..--. :■'• .•"-'--
I wender. what month -of the year.-. .■•■■
The Dawn of Peace. V ..-
Put off. put off yourmail, O.kings,
.And beat your bands to dust!
Your, hands must learn a surer grasp, .
'--. -Your: hearts - a better .trust. ' ; ' •;
Oh, .bend aback the lance's point;
'And break the helmet bar;
A nolselisMn the morning wind,
But.not the note'of war.
Upon the < grassy mountain path"3 :
; The'glitteringjhosts:increase^-
iTheyJcomel; They cornel How their
■; J. ■;■.. feet: v '■'•'■"■' ■-'■■ ;. - ; ; ■ --':\^.-' ' : ','-\ -
; They cofneVwho publish peace. '.
And- victory, fair victory. '
, Our; enemies: -.are ours! . '; ■-,-■■-.
For/allthoVcloudsi are: clasped In, light, ■
: Arid all the earth with; flowers.; ■' ; v-"-
Ayc^stillidepressedand^dlra with dew,
-: ; Butiwait a- little"; while,. "'■; ■? ?:
'And;; with^ the deathless,; radiant rose
'The'\ wilderness : shall smile^ ; : ,:'":■:
'Arid' every tender. Hying thing::
Shall; feed 'by streams ;of rest;
! Nor| lalri^^ghhli < fro m^ t he^ flock -be lost,:
Nor nursing from tlbj nost.
" , . " ' -John Ru3kra.\
I.lehtnlns for Denfßcia. _
1 i :.\vfishin£tQii Correspondence -3 -£*ew:2?ix©rlc*
An, old lady -who sat beside Senator^
him' how to get to the White House. Tha :,
Senator "told her. She leaned; far over and
"said:. ■; " ■ ' ' , " - -
**i beg. your pardon, :hut will you kindly
speak xi. little louder: I am very deaf."
The Senator spoke louder. Then the old
lady, began tn tell him how much an afllic-..
tinn her deafness was. .
"Have you. ever tried electricity?" tha
Senator asked. : ■■"-■'
••Well," she said, "I was struck by light
niiii;- last summer, but it didn't do me any
good. ■■ ;. ■ __ /: ... . - ..
Oile "Written -in the Year IT in.
, .' (By Collins.)
, William Collins was born at Cblchesicr.
England, December -5. 173>, and died ther»
Juno 12, 1wi)...1!e was intended for Chi?
church, was admitted in 17'J;; as a scholar
at Winchester,'".. took ins bachelor's degre*
at Oxford in 1711, went to London^ contem
plated many things, did fewv was pur
sued by. creditors and '. at. one tins-J v/&3
in -the: hands "of balSffs. i in 17W he. publish
ed; _h" Is famous odes. The latter pact of hfa
life was passed in a .lunatic asylum. If»
died without knowing: that fam-J wourd.
proclaim him one of choice sinjr
.ers. The following poem was? -.written «*■
commemoration of. tho " royalists*. ■.-.-who..
. under the puke of ('umbcrhiml. ■ tli«t .-April
27. ITitJ.-in victorious battle 'figidnst Charles
Edward, the* 'youns pretender, at C»ri:o<len,
.which i is rive miles frotxi Inverness. Sec*
How sleep the brave who sinlc to rest
By all .their country's wishes blest!
When Spring; .with dewy -tkisers cokl.
lietui-ris to deck their l:allowt'«.r mould,
She.there shall dres3"-'a sweeter. so>l
'rhan Fancy's"; feet: have ever trod.
By fairy hands their knell Is" run?:
,Rv- forms unseen ;thcir<Urse: is suns:
■„ There Honor comes, a piljrrim jrrtty
To bless the turf that wraps their. clayJ
And Freedom shall awhile repair,
. ;To" dwell a>eepinp:;herrnst;there.':,;
'■•'• Spectacles and Climate. .
(American Medicine.)
In a suggestive littLvarticlo (Opbthal
mic-Kecord. January.. l2o2). Pr.Georgt-- S.
- l[uU. of Pasadena.' reads a neede<l Inspn
to p:astern physiciansrwho are; indiffv-reat
to or ignoranr of the powerfttl iutluenc*
' for evil of eye-strain upon /the gch'^rsw
5 ■"system, 'and who: send st heir patients to
• California • instead of : to the homo octt"Su
' ;"It;i3 (surprising." yhe? says, vhow- many.
: neurasthenics '- .^' cross .the continent -n
search, oi health; who have uncorrect*!
.errors of .■'refraction.- whleh'arc th<r'*srS"" \
; ;e3tt'factorß;in; e3tt'factorB;in j their- break-do wns."vTn«
;Vg2arc';bf;thefsun''::in :th!3\land:;of sun
shine compela them upon arriving to ■s< e »: :
' (tho^loc:ai ; oculist "tltireliwho,!- In relievics
; eye-3tr;dn.;relie.ye3'also, thdistontaeh:tri> 11 -
IL-. tha head aches, the Insoniiihi; de
presalorifof spiritfi/spiTiarexhau?:!' 1 ::. « tl "v
for T.-hlch .they c:ti.u\ Even wh^.n thf-«
i JlslsiJChtprsanlc^iiaeiise[asip«ilmonary^«tj-
! lbgfculosi?|the [euro Is h.-tacened. .^ C<> ?"^V^ -;

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