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City Editor 'r\oid 158
FRIDAY,.. OCTOBEE- 17, 19C2.
President John Mitchell, of the United
Mine Workers of America, -merits from.
:he American people the" highest credit
md commendation for approving the
modified plan for the . settlement of the
ftrike submitted by the operators, and
promptly calling a. convention with a view
5f having ordered an immediate resump
iion of work. Whatever of concession
♦n the part of Mr. Mitchell, and those
So represents this course may involve
fc'iil be 'compensated for in present ap
preciation ' that the mine workers and
their head; have performed a great pub
iic service, and in the popular sympathy
the miners may count upon in tne future.
That sympathy cannot but result in en
mring the miners -a. fairer hearing than
iver before, and have tremendous influ
mce in securing justice for their cause.
And if, perchance, the, settlement shall
tarry with it the. yielding by theminers
jf some of the essential points for. which
Ihcy originally 'contended, the victory,
moral and'" otherwise, will at last be
theirs. For it cannot be denied that they
have forced -the operators from their
position of arrogance towards their em
sloyees and insolent defiance of the public
:cods and the claims of .humanity.
They brought the operators and the
ililed interests of these into the court
»f the thinking, intelligent masses, and
the verdict of that court was that while
Ihe defendants were riot without a side
to their case, they were grievously want
ing in respect for the law of Pennsyl
vania, and in the matter of performing
their duty to the public and the miners.
We repeat that President Mitchell dc
lerves the highest credit and commenda
lion for meeting the modified proposition
tf the operators in the way he did; and
while credit and commendation arc being
Jiven, President Koosevclt's claims
fhould also be recognized. He took -the
first step which led to the happy consum
mation, and that in so doing he also ren
lered a gn-eat public service should be
icknowledged no less frankly by his po
btical foes than" by his friends. His con
ipicuoiiN and influential work In bringing
\bout the settlfmeni should be generously
uid ungrudgingly admitted by the whole
A^erKAn i>copie. «
Never was there a.Elamp like that
xhich will .now take place, in coal strike
Jckes. : .
It would be interesting lo see the rcgis-
Iration lists of Norfolk to-day and note
>ow many of ihe "good citizens" who
»2v* becn.comp'a'iniiiK of bad government
lil these years have disfranchised them
telves by n^s-lecting to atiend to so small
i matter as rcgisierhig.—Norfolk Ledger.
Hußh;!iu:sh— don't mention it.
iw;aortxi cauolixa.
We all know, what are thej requirements
.'or registration in Virginia under the new
Constitution. It win be interesting to
rompare ours with '"North Carolina's. The
latter will be found In the followinc uara
traph copied. from the'Raleig.. News and
Dbserver: . . ...
There now remain but nine, days in
n'hich voters, who desire to exercise the
right, of suffrage in November, can reg
ister. The registration books will close at
•unset Saturday. October 25. No matter
how many times you have voted, you
must register if you, wish to! vote this
Year. Every, white *man" In the State can
register whether ho has paid. his poll tax
»r not. Nearly all white votersjare reg
istering under the: grandfather clause.
Registration- under that provision puts
•he voter on the permanent roll. All ne
jToes who "have learned (noti learning;
mind you'> how to read and write and all
negroes descended from free negroes who
rould vote prior to 1835 have the right to
register. - -• ,
'-." For two r^asonV more 'that ordinary" In
terest BTid importance attach to the 6peech
i on the Constitutional powers of Congress
In' dealing with the; trusts which Attorriey
i General Knox • delivered- 'at 1 ; Pittsburg.
;^*— *V ):'•:*'■'■ '■;-■-■ ■■' '• ■■■ ■. ■ . . . :
.Tuesday. In the lirsfplace Mr. Knox is
;t".lßtrycr of high rank and distinguished
ibUity. In the second /place it is. hardly.
possible that hie would; have spoken" on
|| ffiiu subject without 'having conferred with
- Tnc Presidniit. and hence the. prcsuropUon
that he \ voiced i the administration's
Kii<-ws, . " -;■■"' ...:•. • '"
J, The, K peakcr described the niore flngrant
• »M.st ertlß rv B "over-capiuiizatlon..'fack.of
personal rWponslbility of omcers'an^dl^
/rectors for corporate :mann&cmcny •ten
dency to monopoly/; anC; 'ack of :api>recia-': api>recia-'
'tion in- theiiv managemftrit °.o£ theirs re
lations to the people,, for ■ whose- benefit;
"they arc "permitted to exist." J^ach of
these evils hV.'diecusiedat some length,
and then presented the following: ques
tion which ho answered in rthc affirma
tive: "May not Congress, under the:ex
isting constitutional' grants, amend and
extend the law and thus remedy its de
fects arid so cffectfvciy- regulate national
and foreign commerce- as to preyenti thfe
stifling of competition, the regulating of
out put and price. 'and the restraining
of national and" international trade?" •
Mr. Knox-'s summary of "the more fla
grant trust evil's was undoubtedly a. very
correct " diagnosis.'; and his, answer to
the question we have quoted justifies the
conclusion that President Roosevelt has
thought 'better of his'; proposition *° r a
constitutional amendment giving Con
gress authority, to control' the trusts. But
If the attorney-general's contentions as
to .what Congress ••couid" do in this mat
ter are sound, the question is why hasn't
Congress token steps to do it? . In view
of past Republican election ere
gressional; juggling with the .trust'ques
tion; isn't' it to be apprehended that no
Congress, of that -complexion; will make a_
serious and honest effort to test the ques
tion? Moreover, if the administration is
sincerely desirous of curbing the trust
evif, why. proceed on problematical lines,
and depend upon the slow process of, law
in individual cases when tnere is a certain
and direct' and all-embracing . way of
accomplishing the end? The root of the
trust evil is the stifling of competition,
which is rendered possible by high pro
tection. Extirpate the root by tariff re
vision and all the rest will speedily
wither. National and foreign commerce
will be effectively regulated by an auto
matic operation of a natural law of
trade. Mr. Knox's theories and conten
tions' were set forth with great adroitness
not to say force, but it will be pardonable
for Democrats to entertain a slight sus
picion that the speech was another ad
ministration effort -o encroach on Demo
cratic ground tcuching. the^trust issue,
stay the rising tide of public indignation
against the Republican tariff fetich, and
divert the "popular mind 'from the fact
that tariff revision affords tho only sure
remedy for the trust iniquity. ,
Statistics of coal-mine accidents during
1901," as printed iri tire ■Geological Sur
vey report on mineral, resources, show
that 1,467 men were killed and -3,643 • in
jured. For each life lost 185.66S tons
of coal were mined. In bituminous fields
954 were killed and 2,400 injured out of
a total of 310.235; in the Pennsylvania
anthracite mines 513 were killed .and
1,243 injured out of 145,309 at work. The
casualties in Pennsylvania's bituminous
coal-mines for the year were 301 killed.
G56 injured, or one life for .every 273.25S
tons of soft coal mined.' In the anthra
cite field 131,524 tons were mined for
each" life lost— the proportionate" fatality,
in the district being more than double
that in the soft-coal section, counting
tons mined.
Prince Henry found a, girl in. America
whom he called the most beautiful girl
in the world.— The Bristol Courier.-
The Prince did not visit our city, but
the girl, he referred to. no doubt is a
Richmonder, .'whom he met elsewhere in
this country.
For some reason or other country sub
scribers to country papers are not offer
ing to pay" "their . subscriptions "in cord
wood this year. We wonder why?
The man behind the coal shovel will
now be the hero.
The washerwomen's combine will -water
its stock, without a doubt. " „
Jt seems to us improbable that the judge
of the Hustings Court* the Hon. Samuel
B. -Witt, will turn over to the investigat
ing committee the City Council,- the
stenographic report of the testimony tak
en by the grand 'jury whilst.' they were
probing into the charges of municipal cor
If he can find the law to authorize him
to do so, and should act favorably in pur
suance thereof, we. would be - much
pleased; .but. if he cannot, the. committee
can get at the very same facts that were
presented to the grand'jury by. summon
ing before it the same witnesses and hav
ing them closely cross-questioned by a
competent lawyer. x ;
So far as we can recall, the first time
a stenographer was allowed- in the room
of a grand -jury in" Virginia was- about
nineteen or twenty years ago, when the
election cases of R. -B.iiunford and.oth
ers were, being prosecuted by the Federal
authorities here: That innovation was
pretty generally criticised and condemned
by our papers and people. . The assertion
was then made by many lawyers that tho
act in question was at variance with law'
and precedent. But the jurors raised no
objection and the judge allowed" it to be
done. ... ■ .- . .■ .' t - ■ . „ •■
There the precedent was set. Possibly it
instituted a needful change. No doubt
the stenocrapher is of much use to the
prosecuting officer in preparing his case."
But to divulge the proceedings of a grand
jury otherwise than through its - report
to the court, ■'•why, that's another mat
ter. If, however. Judge Witt has any
choice in the matter -we" hope lie will
place the - verbatim" report before the.
Council committee which, we presume and
predict, will be created -. : in accordance
with the Minor resolution ndoptcd by the.
Board of Aldermen": "/"" ' '..
We suppose our Common Council not
only will be willing, but glad, to concur
with the Board of Aldermen in making
ready for. a. complete, and .exhaustive in
vestigation with respect to corrupt prac-.
tices in .the City Council., It remains to
be seen whether or not -the' committee'
will ask # Judge /Witt forthe verbatim re
port referred . to. », ' ~ *.
The weather man has been as ..good as
possible; for our Horse-Show. For. this
much, thanks., .; - n.. , A
. And now' for the' glorious' Indian sum-;
mer, without- the;.fear- ; ot following: freez-
ing to make one afraid. ,-" ; •
The dark side of the -moon last ' night:
was lucky for, everybody. .. No ; charge V>yas !
made for admission. . _>-, ... .. v~- -..--. . :
All coal k trains? everywhere should hoW
dogs and cows nf^oMTics;
r The ' {humorous;- paragrapher*.:, oX. ,:. Jhc,
State 'preWa/are-maldng ■a;butt-oufo£-tho /
fact that RonnokoHs in the throes of po
litical agitation, on:, account? of>a; certain=
ordinance intended vto prohibit owners
of cows from allowing; those- animals .to.
goat large on the streets- of- that thrifty^
city.- : ' - - ■ " ; - /•■.;
The question Is- entitled' to ■ graver. con %
sidefation than is .being given ;it by the
general public On such occasions ; as this
the demagogue - usually. :: Bete'B etc' in. his work
and makes the labor .of the; reformer : ,
ficuit. '. ;. ■-- - ■•
ko' so many decades ago Richmond,
went through 'the same agonizing experl:
ence.' And we had our contentions, too,
with "householders who insisted upon hav
ing hog pens chr their-back lots. And
then came our : .war with goat- owners;'
with those densely selfish folk who in
sisted that their goats should be, allowea
to prowl around at pleasure and devastate
the flower beds which at that time" were
to be found . ! in . ' most front .yards here."
Still later the hog pens in our suburbs
were fhe objects of 'our" attentions and
objurgations.' ,< \ . ' '-".■•;.
We have smoothed out those .'difficulties,,
but memories of. them still linger with us^
and cause us to sympathize with Ronnok
ers. Howerer, we never had quite as bad
a "case" as Roanoke has. We never had
to refer our ordinances to a popular vote, •
as is to be done in the ; Magic. Cit>y "We"
cannot but, wish Roanoke a, happy de
liverance upon the issue joined, and ex
press the wish that "the voters .; of that
metropolis will rise in their might and'go
to the polls and say emphatically, as the
ordinance proposes, that cows shall not
roam their streets at will. If voters do
so, the cow-owners will find plenty of boys
who wilfbe glad enough: to 'act as herds
men at the rate of -25 ) cents per month
per cow. ■_ . -. ■■': „:■
By the way, here we are reminded to
ask what has been done under the new
State Dog Law, to prevent worthless pre
datory curs from wandering the country
over and destroying sheep? It was'ex
pected-by the Legislature Hhat that law
would be a great success. Has it been?
We do not know; who can tell us? It has
turned' out to be, we believe, a sort of
local option dog law— that is, not oper
ative except through the instrumentality,
of the Board of Supervisors of counties.
The Roanoke cow, wandering through :
the streets andjittering up the crossings
and sidewalks, is a harmless creature
compared to the sheep-killing dog which
is so much beloved by the voters of many
counties.. Talk" about .attracting, settlers
here from the North and West and from
Europe while giving protection' to these
canine pests— why it is well nigh useless
to- attempt it The men whom we might
induce to buy our vacant farms want to"
raise sheep, not dogs! .. . - .. .
But, halloo, .we' have a new Constitu
tion—a restricted electorate and few negro
voters. Can't we handle the dog question
better now?. ' . • •'. ■ > ■ • '. - ;
Lispenard Stewart has resigned as presi
dent of the Commission of Prisons of New
York to give his whole attention •to his
personal business.: He. went into office in
ISDS. He is quoted as sayine .to a re
"When. I assumed .ofilcersbveh years ago
the. prisoners were all' idle; now- every
convict has work to keep him busy. The
prison population, notwithstanding the
great increase in the population of the
SUte, stands at about the same figures
in 1902 as.it didin 1595. • The penitentiary,
population has decreased from 4,600 in;
round numbers to a little over This
decrease is due tothe wise measures en
acted by the Legislature at the instance
of the State Commission of Prisons. Tho
State's prisons have all been graded so
that the first term men are found in Sing
Sing, second term men in Auburn, and the
third term men in Clinton. The lock-step
has been done away with, and the appear
ance of the men greatly, improved thereby.
All the cells are lit. by electricity, thus
insuring a better quality of air to the
prisoners during, the nighthours."
A telegram from Washington says "the
United States Comptroller of the Currency
and the Secretary of the Treasury have
decided to include Virginia. Century bonds
in the list of bonds that !■ ay be accented
as security for the United States de
posits.. . . ' . ... ,
Th:it is as it should be, and it will
give those b^nds a standing and a mar
ket which will be of much advantage to
their holders. The Virginia public .is. to
be congratulated upon this action of the
Federal authorities as. demonstrating the
full restoration of', the State's credit. , . ..
Current Comment.
If anybody in Richmond has cast any
stones at the Blue ' Laws of Petersburg;
let him have a care hereafter for the safe
ty of his own glass house.— Petersburg
Index-Appeal. ,\ ' '.: - . '„■;
We take due notice.: .......
Says the Amherst New Era: While the
Republican -party in" this "district is in a
dilapidated condition, especially in this
county,', as " shown by the recent mass
meeting, which had been. well advertised,
held here to elect delegates. to the Bucli
ar.an convention, .-which consisted of, only,
fovir members, all white, yet the fight is
on and must be made. - '■ - :
Yes. And should, be made just' as vig
orously as if the enemy were In the best
of trim. . ■ ■
The danger of putting the government
seizure of ccn.l -lands in the New York
Democratic .platform.-. from • .a. political
standpoint, *is" that :, the 'issue may flatten
out before; electipn.— Staunton News. ■ J_
It has already flattened out, and the
New York Democrats have taken the past
master's degree in "demagogy to ho pur
pose. ;■.:•.; ;.-;■;•; .-. ;■' -■ .;, ; .-.-' -,'^^ ;", -• !-
Botetourt county is again demonstrating
that an agricultural fair which!is an agri
cultural-fair, can- be made to succeed. . .;
Says the'Dlarlo dela Marina, of Ha
vana,! it is a matter of -common .talk in :
Cuba that '■'. the government has (been co-.
queuing with some of the foreign min
isters } accredited' to; the new " republic, and
Vhow hopes that Cuba can; get along with
out a treaty with-, the States -by
finding markets for part; of- her products
in -JSurope." r ■■ ' " : " - :-; : x;' '■ ' __
.Well., what else could -we expect, "after
our courpe with iespejct .to reciprocity with
'.;'- " *"'. Poor'.'^lembry. ;. ; ■'/•" ;.-,.-'. " .-,■ _.
- * (Philadelphia * Press.)
Towrivs: ;^Rather -v absent-minded;;' isn't ;
:he? " "■"■ '- ;*- ? "-:".! ' " '- ' - "•'-'"
t'- Browne : l AExtremely .so.'J.Why,-, the I other I
i riightluwheh \ he *gbt" hbme";heS knew jth"e!re<
'^wasl something Jhef-wanted ? to \ do3;but|he]
r c6uldb ? €■ r«tn'6mb«rS'" r h^-Ci t " : was ! until :4iy I
-rfia'^eat up ever *a hour trying to think.'
•SB^S^ . - ..... .?..* „. ; -,- \?BBS3
. Towne: 'Arid -did: he 'finally remember.
It?.';-- ■:' . ■■'■:■: - : ':.;':"-v-"^^ ; -:? C^ : '&■
Browne:. Yes, he discovered-, that he
had wanted- to go to bed early. *•/ ~
,\ ; After. All. „.
(Printed in ; .Warrdck-Ricnardson - Alma
." -.-.»■. ■■-.:.■ nac m!rt)iid.> ; - . ,'
The i apples aivi . ripe in* the '-. orchard;
> ; Tne wont ~x>l the -Keaper " is .done;...
Ana the ; golueh woouiana's; redaen . .
-. in -the blood of ; the dyiiig sun."
At the cottage door the Grahdsire,^
•-■ SitsVpaie in, his easy chair, . . ; ; „
While tlver.geiitie _wind at twilight . .
"Piays with\ his? silvery >hair.^ i • ■ ;j
A woman is kneeling beside : him, ■
-A. fair young head Is pressed,
In the. first- wild passion -of /sorrow' ;
Against his aged breast. .' '- -
And far from over the distance
! The faltering • echoes .come,
Of tli'e flying : blast of the trumpet ' ,
i And the rattling roll of thy drum.
And the Grandsire speaks in a whisper,
;•> "The end no man. can see; _--. ; V
But we give him,; to his 'country.
And we give our prayers to Thee!"
The violet stars of th-e meadows,
' The rosebuds fringe -the; door,
And over the grassy orchard .", •■ :
The pink, white, blossoms pour/ -
But the Grandshire's chair is empty,
..The cottage is dark, and' still,
There is a nameless. grave in the battle,
field, . .'.
And a new one under the "''hill."' ' ■
And a pallid, tender woman
"By. the cold hearth sits alone,
And the old clock in; the corner
Ticks on with a steady drone.
IVhnt Decided Him
- - -(Detroit:. Free" Press.) ' 7
"Thought; your, dad wasn't going to
send you back to college?"
"Yes, dad did kick at the expense,
but I threatened to stay at home and
help run the -business, and he' decided
college would be cheaper."
• Should Have Keflected. '
(Boston Transcript.)
Mrs. Tower: John! Tower, I
think you are the meanest man I ever
Mr. Tower: I wouldn't say that,
" 'Gusty"; you know you've said hun
dreds of times that you have the
making of me. ":
■ ■ *i ■ '• A Lament. »■•
(Written for the Dispatch.)
The carrier dove, far away from its home,
Will find the way back to its nest.'
It may circle the world, but at last it will
come i • • ..•'■•• ■ ■'
Like the prodigal home to rest.
So my thoughts on the wild wings of
fancy may stray,"
But their. home. is wherever thou art, •
And- my, love, like the fluttering dove far
Would fain find its way to thy heart.
Ah, memory stirs like a zephyr to-night
Through the garden of sweet long ago,
And rifles the past of its laughter and
'light; .. . :; . -."'■' . " I; :.'.;..
Till sweet words, so softandso.low, "
Like rose petals strewn by the soft sum-.
mer wind . . , .
On the breast of a dark, silent stream,
Fall again oh my heart and resweeten my
mind, „....' . >\ :': '
While of happier hours I dream.
Sad Autumn now beckons the leaves from
the bough, ' ' . ; : : <
And slowly theyfall, one,by one, ■_• . :
And sober and sad is the -brook's mtisic
.; . now, '-^■■■■♦^i,
Since ;thc buds - and - ther.blossomfe are
•• • gone. '-■■'■■ ■ ..•::■:.: . 'f'- ' :~--y-'<~i
The. brook caught its mirth from. the bird
! 'and the' *bee,
As my. heart took its ..laughter, from
.• thine,.. -• •■ " . . ■;;:; .-. * " ". '
But now thou. are gone; like the .birds,
and, all me, .' ' "'. ' - •
The sadness 'of autumn is" mine.^
Richmond, Va." • r — T. R- S.
Mike Poodle.
: . •-• : (Chicago -. News'.) -.-..'.•
Hogan: An". is he ablooded dog, MiWe?
"Blooded? .1 sh'd.say he wuz. »V'y,
when he wuz'a pupth' doc. had tobleed
him to ' kapejum .from bein' ' a blood
hound, faith!" .. ' . > .
Flees from .the Impending Delnge.
. . -.(Baltimore American.) . .1
."I see that all the explorers have re
turned from th-e Far North," observed
the man- -with -the incandescent s beard..
"Yes," said the man with the. pickle
nose. "I have cancelled my subscriptions
to the magazines."
r. ..A RomnMß..
"A Major" loved a maiden so, .
His warlike heart was soft as Do.
He oft would kneel to her and say,
"Thou are of mj r life my only Re. -.
"Ah, but if kinder thouwouldst' be,
And sometimes sweetly smile on Mi,
''Thou art my. life, my' guiding star,
I love thee near, I -love' thee Fa.
"My passion I cannot control^ ■
Thou are the idol of my Sol."
The maiden said, - "Oh; fie. : ask pa,
How'can.you go on so? Oh, La!"
The Major rose from bended knee,
And went.ber. father. for .to Si. . .
The father thought no match was finer,
''A Major" once ha^i been "A minor."
They married soon, and "after that .
Dwelt in !ten rooms| : all, in "one. flat."
Sq happy ends this little tale,
For they lived on the grandest "scale."
; . , ' —New .York! Daily- News..
The Jail. ; • "
(Indianapolis News.)
"I am going to visit the new. jail.' There
ig:<a man I wantto see there.". 1 .
"Is' one all? r know '.about .forty . I
should like to, see there."
- . . .Bad Sale". "
,; (New, York Sun.)
The Indians had just sold the Island of
Manhattan for. $20 when chagrin overcamo
.them.-; -.;:..! - ; ; ;' ' ,; ; ' : --• -':.■
■ "To think!" they .cried, '.'election is
coming . and . votes will -be :, worth $2
apiece." .
Perceiving they hRd been swindled, they
hastily nou&ht . Fenimore! Cooper .to re
late their wrongs. ... •. • '
Eye'Dlaeiises in Sew York Schools.
.; : -■ ; (New York Sun.) , •;
Commissioner Lederle, of the' Health De
partment^ Übld the -; Board of Estimate
yesterday; that* IS per; cent, of the ; pupils
attending the public schools .were .afflicted'
with trachoma,,, a Contagious disease of
the eyes. .ODe Lederle; made - this state
ment In telling ;whr he .wanted' an appro
priation of $21,800 'for; an additional -"staff
of physicians to make regular "examina
tions,of the eyes of the school' children. ';■
At Mayor L>ow'b request; Dr. ' Liederle
: explained that the disease was j more com
monly!: known as granulation fbf -the eye
lids, and that, ; in' many cases, it 'resulted
in;blindriess..De Liederle is likely -to 1 get
tho appropriation. , ' "-', ; ; V ";':■'■.
\ A.j Medical- Rebnke of Lord Wolmeley. .
1:; ' '/ (Medlcar RecerdL) ~ . ,"Z " .
Among i the papers , at Yth'el meeting: of . tHe*
on'?.! 'Typhoid : in ; jWar. vy>yl Dr. i Christopher^
£hlld3,r r wh9|sajdj'tt}e^
: "slon^onXthai Spl»nlsh^iwarl .foiled ith'at : ,in-j
Jf'Cted water was not the only 'ctpr-viS'
■ i ' "ii- "-— 1
- ■■■%'■■•■■» ■ MR" 'MORGAN rHAD". • .-, - ■'•;
An Opportunity Worthy
of Your Notice.
If you su ff er with_kidney disease or any
ailment arising from an improper action
of the k'drieys r or urinary organs, this^of
fer we, make to the people .of Richmond,
should interest you; In the advancement
of medical science, the kidneys," the or
gans of the greatest * importance to mi-;
man health, have not been neglected, and
in placing before you- such a cure as
Doan's Kidney Pills the proprietors recog
nize how. far so many statements of the;
makers of similar preparations have fall
en shortof their claims, being convinced
that no remedy for kidney complaints in
existence equals Doan's Kidney Pills ; for
such ailments; strengthened in these con
victions by letters" that are daily .received
of .the worK they are doing for mankind's
benefit; old backs and young backs ate"
being constantly freed from never-ceasing
aches, and many a lame and shattered
one, stooped and contracted, is strength
ened, invigorated and infused with new
life. .With such a medicine an offer of
this kind can be made without hesitancy,
for while we lose the box we give to you,
, we make a friend that assists us in the
sale of many, others.
of Doan's Kidney Pills will be given away
free to every person suffering with kid
ney ailments at the undersigned address.
First come, first served, and only this one
chance offered.' Remember this is not- a
sample box, but a regular size box of
Doano's Kidney Pills," which retails at 50
cents. '. , ..
. Remember,
Free Distribution One Day
Monday, October 20th, from
9A.M.toTP.M B ,>t l
1007 Main Street, ; Bichinpna, .Vai. 7" :.
Cut this advertisement out and name
paper. . . -.
Sole agents for the United States, Fos
ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo,' N. T.
oc 17-3t •'■- •
most important. He quoted Lord "Wolse
ley's silly remarks in the "Soldiers' Pock
et Book," to the ' effect that he had never
known the sanitary officer to make a use
ful : suggestion, ■ and recommending .he
should be-left at the base. This;explains
the- destruction \ of: sanitary Initiative : ana
the-dispatch of an army, to South Africa
without any : sanitary staff. : Lord Rob
erts' holds a very different opinion" and has
publicly testified to the : importance of "a
sanitary staff in all campaigns. ■•
Resolutions were passed recommending
the study of the United States Military
Camp Commission, and inquiring what
measures 'the War Office is taking to in
stitute a complete, sanitary organization
for -the British army. :• •. -: : :.-.
The Broken Courtship.
Heart, why. beatest thou so gladly?
Are epistles then, so rare ?- .
Are sweet perfumes? Nay, beware! v;
Lest the stirring strings breathe sadly
And the nascent song be broken,- .
"Wanting 1 one sweet word unspoken,
One too dear. !
Heart, why beatest thou so strongly?
Are, then, whisp'ring lips so rare?
Or rapt glances? Ah, beware! •
Lest desire interrupt wrongly, -
. And thy trustful pulse be broken— .
Peace, ■ then. , Hide the . faith, half spoken
: / In mine ear.- / :-v;
Heart, why beatest thou so faintly?- .
"Is the bed. of sickness rare?
Or the pallid face? Beware!
Crush thy bitterness unsaintly; • .-. • .-.
. Shall the melody be broken
By a nameless and unspoken
.':-. Pang of fear? "
Heart, why beatest thou so^wildly?
■ Is there not surcease of- grief?
Are not all things earthly' brief? "■; "
Quell thy tempests -stilKmore mildly -. •'■:
-Soul may question— nay. thou'rt broken;
Death thy ship, like hers, 'hath spoken—
Seek we, setting sail from here,
That darker mere. ! ; .
—From English Lyrics of a Finnish Harp,
by Herman Montague Dormer.
Explorer*.* Frozen Toes Ampntn
t'ed, t . l IIIN Condition Alnrmlnpf. "'
■,* '.:■■ (New York Herald, 16th.) '
Friends of Commissioner Peary are anx
ious over his condition. Since the return
of the explorer from the Arctic regions
he has suffered intensely from; f rosbltten
feetr Amputation -has been resorted 'to."
and it is. feared that still further surgical
measures ■ may . be nocessar j-. . ; * - „
Mr. Peary arrived fh: Philadelphia,' with
Mrs. Peary, on and' was. taken
to Dr. W. W. Keen's private hospital.'
It was found that'all of the"toes of both
feet ' were - affectedr ■ The :. : operation' was
performed Tuesday. , ; . -
-It is said that one of ; the; great- toes,
and, at least, two of the" small toes were
amputated. The" condition -of both feet
is serious,' and it will be a week before
the surgeons will be able to predict the
outcome. - That he will.' be .crippled for
life is certain. ' ' •-'
■.■ Dr. Keen declined to give out a state
ment, but, considered : the Jpatient's condi
tion so* grave that "; a : ; 'detailed - report was
sent to Secretary Bridgemah; of the. Peary
Arctic Exploration Club, in Brooklyn. :
■ S. A. li. Woodturners -Readr.: ■.'.".. .
: '-: (Raleigh, ,N.: C, ; Post,- 15th.) ; ' / '
"Major F. X. : Hiiger,': superintendent of
the; Second division of 'the: Seaboard? Air-
Line, l went -to- Hamlet- yesterday ; ;afterr
noon. While; at? the -Union -Station 'he
.told-a Postiwriter that he expects tojbe
gin the ,use- of .wood 'instead, of coal;
throughout the ; - division; Monday/:
Wobd.has ; been ;in : use between Hamlet
."arid' "'Wilmington v since last "Friday." .; .
■It ;will Require, rMajor. Hugerßays^ ifullyj
•300 cords -of wood ;■ per.; day ') for ihls djvia-l
ioh I , ':, '■: the ; wood^belng ]i used % alihost ;"; exclu^
sively on the freight "; -Jh " ;;
„"" : Nearly!';: all^ the ?yr66&^^ racks Lalbng.^the
division^ areWcbmpleted; ; na^ndorare^sbeingl
plied iby"; Monday. • ■ ■ v
■ t'b^' burning A^rood f will;;; add "mateVlajlyS^l
road; still it will. mean the circulation . of;
a* great deal; of : mbneyj In; this-; nectioiv that j
Ul* Carriage; ii*l Collision With a
: RanaTWay -Team and Track
; - •-'■:..'.'.■ /.-Vf"; in nevr Yori;. ''■ - ". ; . "-
v ; i ? (Baltimore JVmerican.l ; ■'„ _;_,.'.: ;; ;
■':■ Mr.' J. .Pierpont .Morgan never had so
close" a: call ; to. being killed as late yes
terday; when ;his carriage collided with a
runawayTteam ;arid Hruck; at Fifth avenue ,
and. Fifteenth street: ,'\The collision was
the finale of an enforced race between Mr.
Morgan's horses 'anaV tnose attached to a
truck ; a heavy vehicle. At Tweluh street
and [Fifth avenue Mr. Morgan's driver
heard shouts of :. .. .- *
for. the- runaway!" ; ; . --
: l The" team and truck were : going up .the
avenue at aT terrific v speed, and Mr. Mor
gari's"driver, saw no way out .of a rear
end ■collision V except by flight.- Whipping
iip- his horses,' Mr.;; Morgan's driver* sent
them 'forward at an 'almost record speed,
a 1 marvellous feat in "view of the
great 'number of vehicles" he had to dodge. .
"r At' -Fourteenth street; a car was
about midway across the avenue'and mov
ing" very leisurely.. Mr.. Morgan's driver
yelled at the top of hi? voice for., the car
driver to get out .of xne way, but before
the latter realised what the hubbub was
all about^ the carriage and the pursuing
truck "were almost upon it; : Veering to
the fight,/ Mr. Morgan's "carriage just
grazed the fear platform of the car. while
the truck, horses tacked 'to the "left and
shot by the heads of the ckr horses. Af
ter passing the car the truck horses made
straight for Mr. Morgan's carriage," being
now/almost abreast of it, crowding the
carriage, against the curbstone, thetruck
crunched Its sides, making it careen and
almost upsetting it upon the sidewalk..
Mr. Morgan made a stiff jump, -but at
this instant his carriage righted about
again, his horses slowed" up, while the
truck sped on. Mr. Morgan was appar
ently very much excited.' He got-out of
the carriage, examined it hastily, then
looked for the runaway and said:
"That was a narrow escape."
The lady or the Horse?
(Alan Rogers, in Atlanta Constitution.)
He coniesTwith a hopeful.. anxious step
Across the bark field of tan.
But the rosy glow of .her. cheeks' pure
1 "snow,
Belongs to the horse, not man..
Her sparkling eyes with their tender lights
;, He sees like a phantom dim, v .
But he knows full well .that their magic
spell .
Belongs to the^ horse, not him. ■
Her fiowerlike mouth, with. its red wine
curves, . . ,- .
And the dimples -belong, of course,'
For the rest- of the week, to the, equine
~ cheek, --• . : • ■ •
Of man's best- friend, the horse. "
It's the same old story, a girl and a man,
. And also a man's "best friend."
But who'll wear the blue ribbon,- the
beast or the man, -
When the Horse Show. comes to an end?
' r-- ; Peat for v Fuel. 1
(Montgoriie'ry, Advertiser.) .
The impression , that . peat .may be made
to take the place of coal in this country
is ; not chimerical, by. . any means. . There
are immense beds of it in Florida, South
Georgia, Virginia and . other swampy sec
tions of the South, and it might become
quite an important substitute for coal,
if ; circumstances make Jit" necessary.
Told aFrieud That He TV'onid Xot
.■- ; . Live Until Six oTClock.
Frederick Oberhofer, cabinet-maker at
George Hiinziger's factory at 325. west
Sixteenth' '■'street;- told George Fuchs, an-,
other workman, at^noon , yesterday, that
he felt he " was going. . to ; die before . 6
o'clock. Fuchs laughed at him.. '.
,"l feel that way,, though," said Ober
hofer. "and I'm going to give you my
wife's address so you can. notify her. It's
415" east Eighty-fourth .street." .
I Oberhofer .then wrote. the address down
to avoid any mistake. He .died at 5:55
P. M. The doctors said he had heart dis
ease. . , •
. To Build a f 100,000 Barn.
- (New York Sun.)
"William •D. Sloane, : of New -York, and
Lenox is to build a farm barn on' his
property at Highlawn: Farm, "in Lenox
Mass., which will cover three acres of
land, and will cost $100,000. It will be the
largest building in the county; and will
be a year in building.- It will be fifty-five
feet high, and will house horses, goats,
cattle, fowls, flocks .of sheep and swine
under one' roof. '
The building is to be equipped with wa
ter towers and the- latest fire apparatus.
Mr. Sloane bought Highlawn Farm two
years ago with George Westlnghbuse. who
took part of the land near his' residence.
It was formerly the stock farm of Elizur
Smith, who bred the' Alcantara stock.
J. O. V. A. M.
State Council at Xorfolk— Special
Rates Via C. & O. Railway.
Round trip tickets' will be sold by^ the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway from Rich
mond to Norfolk " and -return at J3.50.
Selling dates Oct. : 19. 20 and 21;- limite<l
for return till Oct.-25. 1902. Chesapeake
and Ohio fast trains leave Richmond
9 A. M. daily and -4 P. M., except ■ Sun
day, arriving Norfolk in. two hours and
twenty-five minutes.
Visitors, Attention! .'
Go- to Newport News Saturday and wit
ness launching of Old Dominion steam
ship. $1 round trip via '•-, Chesapeake and
Ohio; leave S A. M. ,
SenbonrC Air-Line . Railway, Low
Rates to California. and. the West.
■'.'■ Every day '-during the months- of Sep
tember and October the; Seaboard Air-
Line" railway . will' sell one-way, second
class settlers'* tickets to California and
other western points at exceedingly low
rates. •
Ser\-lce offered by the Seaboard unsur
passed by any railroad In- the South: V
Further information cheerfully furnish
ed by agents or representatives of- the
Seaboard, or call on or. address *-
' District Passenger Agent,
1006 east Main street. Richmond. Va. j
Annual Hone Show, Richmond, »n.,
Oct 14-18,- 1002.
'". On account of the above occasion, the
Atlantic- Coast Line " Railroad will; sell
tickets from* all points-on its; line-In the
States^of Virginia and r North Carolina ?b
Richmond, and return at rate of. one fare
for the' round trip, plus fifty cents ; for
one to the show. Tickets, to be
on sale Oct. 13 to 18, Inclusive, with final
limit e Ocfc 20, 1902, continuous passage In
each- direction; ■, ; , "V v
: ■■'; For full Information, apply to any. agent
of the company, or f- i .
. ■— .-Division Passenger; Agent*
: 838 Fast Main street. Richmond. Va.
October 22d;.t0? 24th, Special! Rate*
■ ; ' ; ;-: : ;- .!- via C-* O. KoVnte.:*! .''' 'S-
■' : For! ]"the^ Horse; Showjat Lvrichburg.vV'a.,;
the .?• Chesapeake '^arid "{Ohio v railway ' wilt;
sell - round t trlp ': .;tlc«ets : to L.}-nchburg at
•"bne'Tf are "plus 50 'cents ' (one admission fee.)
>From*Kl<*mbnd^W.S^X fiV \y->: ■■•;■■ ■■:
I tickets jwill - sold (October - 21st i
ito 24th rlnclusiyeSllmttedufor? return ;to
)Octoberj27th. ..V ? " "' ;' -, .
::auhching> of VOW" DomjnJow ;.ete»m*hlp
Mcnrot; n wuad ,trii»: ;-: t :- ". s ;/.
We] Combine Quality
Prices. 7
: You caa prove thi3 by a visit to <nr
Showrooms, when you will soon be a^.
sured that! it is possible to purchase a
ERATE, PRICE. From the modes!
Business-Wagon to the.Graceful Victo
ria our 6tock is complete.
HARNESS of all grades.
: Illustrated catalogues mailed witl
pleasure. »"- . • .
1303 and 1304-E. Main Street,
mhi4-dexT^&w6ni RICHTiIOIfD, VA.
KS^SI p| BBSS np2
'■' - ' ;' - ■ I
The Sweet-Toned
Endorsed by Leading
:• - 1
1 1 loir's .Soils,
'M 15 S. HiJitHSTBEET:
A large, stock of NOVELTIES fo
HORSE-SHOW USE. Also, dozens of
other styles in TRAPS, RUNABOUTS,
We build to order any style of vehi
cle you wish. We cordially invite you
to visit our repository and examine our
The Coltimbia
the Modern Disc Machine,
. its- indestructible record,
is so widely knovra that it ia not
necessary to explain ity mauy ad
vaatages over other types.
The' s3s Machine is of elesran*
design and finish, and the $2i
due, thousrh somewhat smaller,
is as perfect in • construction.
BOTH machines, use both 7-icch
and 10-inch .records. An ele^anfc
assortment of mu-ic just re
ceived. Call and see them at
Manly B^ Ramos & Co.,
__U? ; East Broad Stred^
SpeclKl llorne Show Sotice.
For the benefit "of "passengers from Pe
tersburg:'and Intermediate' stations, at
tending the Horse Show in Rtchmona t!i!»
week, the Atlantic Coast Line railroad
.will hold Its train now leaving Richmond
for Petersburg "at 11 :9J "P. MJ". until li
midnight;*. October Hth. loth. 16th. iTtb,
and IStnv a : S.;CAMPBKi*L.
District -Passenger Agent.
.; ■ -833 ea3t Main* street, Richmond. Vn.
! ' -.:'- ;■: r: •'-.""■" " -;" '" ' O '" ■ — " '". ' .'• '
. !. Bunk 'of 'Richmoatl.
The bank- clearings^ of Richmor.d from
January ; l. s 190£.Ub r: October 1. 1902. show »
total of JW5.K6.309.49. " ' "
ffiWhat;iwill-ib«'»the?total "December 31.
1902? ; The %^clearlnga i: ~for wer«
515.351.139.©. ■cVand,;for|Septetnberv 515.335.
t',76^98? - If ?:: you i come i nearest Jto ; the total
I'foßtneiyear!: lßo3 jbefore? OctobersWth. 1 &> -.
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