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T2IDAT, ;..... DECEMBEE 19, 19C2.
A few weeks ago the-Dippatch expressed
the opinion that Congressman-elect Slemp
of the Ninth District, would probably be
awarded the glory and -worry of distribut
ing Federai patror.as'j ,in .
In the present Congress there Is no
Jiepubiican member from this State, but
In the Fifty-eighth Congress, that party
will bo represented by Colonel Slemp.
And now our Washington correspon
dent tells that the President has
Informed tho Cabinet 1 ;' -that ...he -..will
look to him as tHe _ proper person
f.o consult in _ the .--distribution of
Federal patronage In Virginia. By this
v&s euppose that whenever thCTe is a
quarrel or tangle Slemp will be called in
as arbiter. - -',; .
A distinguished congressman from this
State once said.Jtie was -a. happy man until
Grover Clevelana was elected President:
that then the burden -of distributing
patronage "In.- his congressional district
fell upon his shoulders and that he (the
congressman) made enemies by the score.
Friends of a lifetime were lost in a min
ute. His happy hours and he
became the humble, but unsatisfactory
slave of the office-seekers. Pc-ace of
mind left him like the baseless fabric of
a vls:on.
Unless Colonel Slemp vbe-o? a. pecu-.
Marly "happy temperament, he may ex
pect like trouble,*' but' he^will have the
consolation— whatever that may bft— of
being Known as the Virginia boss. True,
•we are told that Chairman Agnew and
Mr Bowden will" continue to have in
fluence, but. If so. ix will not be as chiefs,
but as the chiefs lieutenants.
For our part we look upon the Presi
dent's arrangement^ as a natural one;
politically speaking' S*ernp-;has proved
his strength before thY people. At the
very time when so many, other Republi
cans were uttering walls of woe and de
spair over the disfranchising clause of
the Constitution "ho unfurled his banner
to the winds and took the field. Catch
ing the Democrats of the Ninth District
in a drowsy condition, when they should
have been very wide awake, he was
elected— the first Republican' congress
man to be elected under the new Con-
Whether the appoiniment of Judge I*.
L. Lewis as United States District At
torney was made upon the advice of
Slemp or before the. Colonel was taken
Jnto the confidence of the administra
tion, we do not know. Probably Slemp
v.-as not influential in? the matter, and
may be Judge Lewis would not have
been able to walk into office as triumph
antly as he did had Judge Waddill and
District-Attorney Allan remained as
good friends as they had been.
As we have said. Colonel Slemp has
had a big job put upon him. Whether he
s very ambitious of political-advancem
ent or not remains to be seen. If he
laa Napoleonic ideas— the shouts of vic
tory still ringing in his ears-he may
aspire to be Governor, or United States
Senator. Who knows?
The tunnel franchise of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad Company, which has just
be«n agreed to. by the New York Board of
Aldermen, involves the. expenditure of
more than SSO.OuUvO. It was "held up"
for weeke and veeks. but the company
would not pay the bocdlemen a dollar,
and at last public opinion forced a num
ber of the opponents ot\ the measure to
yield their opposition, f ■■
The New Yor-v Press, ■while arguing
that the Pennsylvania company did noth
ing more than their duty !n the premises,
says they have nevertheless set a noble
example which deserves public opproba
3 on. So it does. Good for the Pennsylva
nia. In other "days its skirts were not al
ways so clear; .... ..„. ..
A Sheffield Scientific? School professor
<veiss the richest girl in Connecticut, a
?oung lady worth at least a million. lie
was sharp enough to cut out'all the other
Thure is no class of /mortals that in-
W<ysts us more or disappoints us oftener
:han detectives. In -flctlou--and who
to-en not like to read detective stories?—
?our sleuthhou'nd is'u "marvel of *cun
nine, and daring, while" In
real life occasionally turns out to be a
mo.n ordinary Individual who usually
«v<iara a. celluloid collar aW a made-up
cravat We wish tharaVfcaEt one of the
rea.l flesh and blood detectives would
"act wierd" and give us a^pracucal illus
tration of hl 8 .; penfitrativaipowerE-soh-c
:»o»e Bsytrtfiry th£.u:really,does rnyEtiry
. 60R^' ; clve v; 'wder' the very
: ,»«aUitr.bc9.tea eoecj>; of our oft-ciaJisned
:-' • . ■' - ■• , ■ V : ■ ■ ■ ■■■■■ ■:
| but I ever-faithful ' coppers' "and; "fP°"
cfal ■offlccrs." But they never do
it. There "is a kind of con
'cludccWn-our-ncxt fugaclousness about
detectives, which strongly' eupgesta the
penny-dreadfuls wherein wo used to
read about "Old Ironsides" and all
that glittering: array of foxy Kleuths;
And when they do testify— some of them,
by the way. never solve the mysteries of
English grammar— their evidence is stale.
ll*t. -. ar.d unprofitable.
Now York city, which has just had its
millionth sensation in the raid on Can
field's gumblins place,, on Wednesday
suffered one of. those dlsappolntment:
whlch - detectives sometimes create.
Joseph Jacobs was the disappointing,
hero. He is a detective— "the Sherlock
Holmes of - Gotham." as one young
"rhetorician of the press designates him—
and went into The "den" to get evidence.
Incidentally, while sleuthing it. ho dropped
JSO-worlh of chips at faro and ;?-0 worth
on roulette, but for all that he made a
miserable witness on the .stand, and the
lawyer playod battledore and shuttle
j cock with him.
In the course of the sweat-producing
examination. Mr. Jacobs explained— or
admitted— that he had at various times
in his life been a cabin boy, laborer,
waiter. United States marshal, railroad
time-keeper, railroad conductor, railroad
transfer, agent, deputy sheriff. Jail keep
er, teamster, miner, rancher, and de
tective. He also owned up to. the charge
that he had had some unpleasant inci
dents in his life and once slipped into
a style of speech which showed that he
and syntax were not: on speaking terms.
Now", taken as a whole, wo don't sup
pose that Sleuth Jacobs is one whit more
.disreputable, vacillating, or dishonest
than millions of other persons, but it
was, on the embarrassing occasion men
tioned, his misfortune to be a detective.
The interested public had set a Sherlock-
Holmes pace for "him to go and he
couldn't do It. And no other detective on
earth can. so far as we know.
Far be" it from us to disparago the j
profession of sleuthing. It is we who de
fend it. and protest against Sherlock
Holmes. Monsieur Le Cog and that other
follow who solved the mystery of the
Rue Morgue.
This trio set a standard— on paper, how
ever—which no mortal save some un
born freak combining the qualities of
Colonel William F. Cody, President
Roosevelt, Woodrow "Wilson, and Carrie
Nation could nieasureup to. We wonder
that the detectives— poor human beings—
haven't rebelled long ago and utterly i-o
pudlated these fictitious divinities of the
realm of mendacity.
By the way. we'd like to know who
it was that first idealized the sleuthing
vocation. Here is a nice nut for the lit
erary fellows to crack. Was it really
12dgar Allan Foe. who was born in ISM
and died in IS4?. or that superb French
novelist Gabcriau, who commenced on
mill: diet in 1535 and quit eating alto
gether in 1573? Certainly :it wasn't Dr.
A. Conan Doyle, the creator, murderer j
and resurrecter of Sherlock Holmes, for I
Sherlock's marvellous inductive pro-.!
cesses were as familiar to us as the
multiplication table— and maybe a lit
tle more familiar— long before Dr. Doyle
commenced writing.
Who was it?
It 5s denied . that there is to be a de
monstration against Turkey, but there
will undoubtedly be such a movement on
December 25th.
It is said Andrew Carnegie will en
dow a national theatre. He insists on
making a grandstand play.
The movement in the General Assembly
to prevent the working of children of
tender age in our mills and factories, and
thus not only conserve their health, but
turn them into the' school-houses, is meet
ing" with warm support from many of our
State contemporaries. T-he Frc-dericks
bursr Star • declares that the House of
Delegates acted wisely on Tuesday, when
it passed the bill forbidding the working
of children under 12 years of age in-fac
tories or mills. Children of that age, it
adds, should be in school.
The Newport News Press says it is
pleasant to note that the Housed passed
the bill by an overwhelming majority, and
then remarks that such laws should not
be necessary in an enlightened land. but.
unfortunately, they arc, as daily revela
tions prove.
And the Norfolk Landmark, after felici
tating the House, calls upon Senator Lyle
to withdraw his bill in favor of the
House measure, if there Is not enough
difference between the bills to make the.
continued support of his own a matter
of principle. From what we have seen,
continues the Landmark, the difference
does not appear to be essential, and the
great desideratum is to pass any bill
which "fills the bill."
It is clear from these expressions In
favor of the movement and from similar
ones we have found in other Slate papers,
that the Virginia press and the Virginia
public, for whom the press speaks, have
awakened to a realization of the evils of
child labor in the mills and demand that
there be an end of it.
The Washington Post opines that "the
Virginia negroes have no surplus. to apply
to legal luxuries. The recent run-in be
tween John Wise and the Constitution
cleaned them up rather thoroughly."
Says the Syracuse Herald: •'Our Mr.
Bowen in Venezuela seems to be quite as
much the right man for the place as
was Fitzhugh Loe in Havana."
The Mad Mullah seems to be again in
circulation. ,
Hard coal is getting a little easier, it
is raid.
A man has been arrested in Connecti
cut for selling tarred stones for coal.
He ought to have known he would bo
caught in. the land of wooden nutmegs.
A part of Fltz. Lee's speech before the
Patria Club in New York, where he
rather attacked Mr. Cleveland for non- !
action in the Cuban matter, while prais
ing Mr. McKinley for bringing Spain to
terms, has been exciting some comment.
It seems that Lee added in explanation
of Mr. Cleveland's course "that he had
other reports on the subject besides his.
and that Cleveland was conservative, and
did not want at.that time to disturb. the
business interests of the country"— all of
whfr-h <nas not in the account wo pub-,
ltehed. ; ' -'■" •'":-' -——-—'•- .- ;—- v
The Venezuelan trouble new seems In
a fair way .for arbitration and the time
has arrived ; when ;a. settlement by that
method Is advisable." AYe sayj Vthe 1 time
has arrived" - because arbitration at a
! previous .stage of the affair would have
been unfortunate," especially if- the pood
offices of the United States we're: to bo in
evidence In bringing it about. .
The Venezuelans needed to be; brought
to a realization of the fact, that; we would
not intorposq the Monroe doctrine to
shield them from tliecon.seciuenccs of dis
honesty and Insulting conduct towards
other nations. They needed to be taught
the limits of that doctrine.: as we con
strued it. •"•"V ■ ' ' •■ "-
That they have been taught summarily,
and to their sorrow. : with 'the full ac
quiescence of this government. And the
lesson they have received is likely to
prove also a lesson to the other South
American and the Central American
Statc3. „ - . . ' j. >. •■ ". „....-.■
Had ' arbitration been -resorted to -be
foro Venezuela got her hammering it is
altogether probable that Castro and his
like would have continued to rest under
and foster the false impression which has
so long existed in Spanish-America touch
ing the .license.' the States down there
could safely take by reason of our "his
toric obligation." As it is, that impression
has been removed with a shock that can
not but render Its .removal lasting. The
field has been cleared for the United
State? to lend their influence for a peace
ful adjustment, without stimulating as
to the future misapprehension regarding
cur attitude towards our Central and
South American "wards"; ■', and at the
same tsme.as :we sco it. the eniire course.,
of the State Department has been vindi
cated. As the matter has developed it is
a rebuke to both the jingoes' and those
who questioned tho wisdom of Mr. Hay's
policy, and makes all the more reprehen
sible and unwarranted the recent mani
pulations of the market and disturbance
of. values by bringing the case into Wall
Street.- ".. ■ ■ : " '
It 3s in truth a pity that the mass of
the negroes will not listen to the few of
their people; who oppose fighting the now
Constitution, and are advising them not
to contribute to the fuifd being collected
to test the validity of the; instrument.
The sum it is proposed to raise for that
object could be used in many directions
to benefit. the race. If devoted to ■educa
tional purposes it would open the road
for hundreds of negroLS to prepare them
selves for the exercise of the suffrage
under the fundamental law. !As it" is it
will be money absolutely thrown away.
In any event its investment in legal pro
ceedings is likely to render the negro's
last condition worse than his first. Even
should the proceedings that have been
instituted result in upsetting the Consti
tution—and we do not entertain the slight
| est fear on that, score— in 'its ultimate
fruit the victory will .'amount to nothing.
• Indeed, there "is. little ' doubt that the;
negro will in the end lose infinitely more
than he would have lost in submitting to
the situation, and that not only from the
politicol view point.
It is as certain as anything human can
be that our people are determined on the
elimination of the v.'ciqus arid ignorant
negro vole. Should the new organic law
-not stand the. test of the Federal Consti
tution they will . nialco another one, -cost
v/hat it may in time and expense.' They
will keep on trying until they succeed.
And should it come to this there, is hardly
a question that the school fund will.be
divided. Greater barriers than ever .will
be erected against negro -cuff rage. An
other fact, it is to be regretted *he negro
does not grasp, . is that .the. over throw of
the new Constitutionjcv;ouldrtend toa fur
ther straining of -the- relations between
him and those to whom he must look
largely for a living. For years the negro
question has been causing the races to
drift wider and wider apart, and lessen
ing the sympathy of the whites with the
negro. The removal of that question from
our politics gave promise of a gradual
return to the old -conditions of white i
friendship for. the negroes,: tolerance of
their faults and. .desire <vto.. render, them
happy. A reaction, we. fear, wouia be vio
lent and permanent.
So we iterate that it is in truth a pity
that ' the mass of the negroes do not
hearken to the few of their race who
. ■ . . ■■ .. .- i
oppose warring on the' Constitution.' These
fi:w are the. real friends "of the negro,
among his own people, and their advice, if
followed, would insure' more blessings to
the race, and more "rights" worth hav
ing than could all tTie money the negroes
could raise for attacking the Constitution,
in a generation.
Current Comment. .
Following ■ the statement that. •there
seems to be general acquiescence In the
propriety of naming" .the new State
to be formed out of ;>>the last
parcel of ■ the territory included in ■ the
Louisiana j.urchafee after President .Jef
ferson, the. Philadelphia Record x exprcsses
the opinion that ''even if Jefferson" hud
not written the Declaration of .Independ
ence it would have^been no .more .than .a.
deserved honor -to- namo a -State irK the
Union and a star in the ..flag after him.'.'.
And there -should '.be general acquies
cence in that piopdsition. :; ' ■
Let us hope that the present trouble
will enable the opposing: factions in Vene
zuela . to get thtjr.i revolution..-, hatchets
burled so deep that they won't be able to
exhume them again.— Norfolk Ledger/
A vain hope, we fear. ; ' :-ru. :. v .-.
Mount Vernon"s intelligent taxpayers
have secured an Injunction against com
pleting an expert investigation, of the
city's affairs that has been "going on
for some' time, arid they, have taken 'this
action, not because"" the examination al
ready made has revealed that', everything
is all right— it ihas, asa matter of 'fact;
revealed that much is wrong— but for the
peculiar reason that there is no hope of
covering the large amounts of muni
cipal money which- have been wasted or
misappropriated !— Xew York/Times. ; . .
A . poor excuse, but i much better and.
much more v defensible : thah any the
Richmond Common Council gives for not
submitting to an investigation.
In discussing the question of electing
or appointing commissioners, of the reve
nue, .the Appomattox and Buckingham
Times says: '
"If the people are not competent to
choo3e any officer, we shall soon lose faith
In our form-of government. The Legis
lature can afford to trust the people in
ihlis matter, and wo hope they will do
so." ,","*%"*"' ' .'..' „'
Our sentlrnenb. exactly. " -<, . -
It looks as if .the government has gotten "
hold of a hot brick In. Major Glena. whose
trial by. court-<t>irtial in the FhUippir.ei
, ia3;been ordered. The defence e*P<ictaH6
jliow that thcT'ciiaracter of tlie warfnirp,
waged sit Samar had: the sanction of il ne .
highest military authority, and the report
will: bo asked to surnmoh Cnaffee and
Smith, and have prod uced ail correspond^
once 'covering the policy 'pursued' injthat
particular territory ands .other disturbed
parts of the Islands.- < ':■
The "Martha Lee."
(Victor A. Herman, in Harper's for Jan
Do ol' steamboat wid de big stahn wheel
Cum' puffin' up de stream;
She ishook en shook fum deck to keel
En her b'ilahs hissed -wld steam.
De spahks rushed out fum each tall stack,
lier smoke wah a sight to see;
En her,; whistle sounded :-"Clah de track!
• : Heah^ cums Jo Marfy.-, Lee."
Den de-Cap'n he took one mo' dram.
En he bellowed down de stokah Sam:
"Ruh'up dat steam till de gauge careens;
■ We've- a • load o'- mutes. fo' New Ohleans."
De new. steamboat wid de shoht stack on,
Det cum fum way upNoff,
Swung out fum de landin' lak a swan,
En dropped her hawsth off. ' »
Her hull wah steel, en gleamin" bright,
Her wheel spun amoof en fas';
She chahned det muddy watch white,
En blew a challenge bias".
En.d^ Cap'n he .look one mo' dram,
-To fix his nalives en keep him cam;
Sed he:' "No matteh who she bo,
She never shall beat de Marfy L.cc."
De ol' steamboat she answehed back;
Her engine chahn en grin';
But; do strange steamboat wid de shoht
1 -■■-•"■- j smoke-stack
Cum creepin' up behin". ,
Her graceful, keel en steady chahn
Wah'a pretty sight to see;
En when she made de narrah tahn
She pa-ssod de JMarfy Lee.
En de Cap'n he took one mo' dram,
En his face got ltd es v lean ol' ham;
Sed. he: "Yo* Yankee fum de Noff.
•Ah'U'ram en rip yo' deck rails off!"
De new steamboat she gained apace,
En s\yep',fah in de lead;
Do- Marfy Lee mtis' lose de race
'Less she cud gain sum-speed.
So her Cap'n hollehed down below—
His brow wah drippin' wet:
"Hitch. up dem .nules en make 'cm tow—
V/e'll^ beat dat Yankee yet."
En de^Cap'n he took one mo' dram,
JSs he: saw how swit" dem ol' mules swam;
"De iYanks " ah« beat!" en ho whooped
wid glee,
While a cheer went up fo' de Marfy Lee.
An Exceptionally Brilliant "Writer.
(Brooklyn Eagle.)
They were discussing the wayward
youth who .was endeavoring to break into
""Is 'he a good writer?" i
"Oh, fine."
"A man's friends always think that,
but has his work ever brought him much
of anything?" . : '
"Well, rather. Why. say! only a few
of his letters brought him three breach of
promise suits in less than two years."
. . . ■;''. - Posted Him.
(Ally Sloper.)
Rev. Tubthumper— "l've been preaching
this morning to a congregation of asses."
Lily Sugastick— "Yes. I noticed" you
called them "beloved brethren.' "
• , ». :—: — :: — _ ■
So Though tful.
(Detroit Free Press.)
.-.She— "There, d<:ar, haven't I been
thoughtful of you and unselfish?"
• He— "How?"
"Why, I kept all these bills of mine
away from' you until the middle of the
month." -
Metliosl in It. ' ' ;
(Washington Star.)
"She pretends to enjoy everything that
lier rich uncle, who has- lived in liVlia.
likes." ;-. . -
"Yes."' answered Miss" Cayenne, "she
favors curry-in order to curry favor." '.
— : — . * — : :—.: — .
Thnt >*ortli Caroiliisi I*ostmo.3tersl>lp
- (Washington P.ost.)
Of 'themes that come and themes that go.
The; Vick case keeps us guessing.
With, 100 much loss of sleep, and so '
Its end would be a blessing. .
Then" tell us, please, and "tell us quick,
" In°language unrestricted.
If we must hail victorious Vick
'Or mourn for Vick evicted. •*;
In Days of Old.
(John N. Hilliard, in Life.)
In days of old. the long ago.
When blushing belle and dashing beau
Drew round the cheerful ingleside
To play the games of Christmastide.
Those nierry games, which— eomme il
. : faut— '
We of tc-day vote rather slow;'
Grandfather; never golfed, I trow.
And '"Bridge" was not the social guide
In days of old.
A quaint' old ago of calico.
Of- ruffle, frill, and furbelow.
An age of honest, 'simple pride
(■When grandmamma was made a bride);
They danced, they kis.sed, and did not
That microbes lurked in mistletoe,
In days of old.'
Comment of llio Xewspaiicrs on Va
riouw Subjects.
'-".We like Fitzhugh Lee, but we don't
like his talk.— Wilmington (X. C.) Star.
While we cannot express great admira
tion for Hon. Richmond Pearson, or any
large degree of gratification on his per
sonal-account because or" his promotion,
we are glad that, our State has been hon
ored with a diplomatic appointment.—
A good "many people are apt to enter
tain no' fear that this country will go to
war with Great Britain and Germany be
cause: they believe President Roosevelt,,
being unable In his position to take the
field in person, will exert alf his power
to keep the country out of a scrap as long
as he cannot participate. Thus does be
. gerency make for pence, paradoxical
though it be.— Columbia State.
Massachusetts has not one minor, under
16 years in all the- 125.000 "help" -work
ing in her textile mills, yet twenty r nve
years' ago a full half of the force was
16 and under. Exclusion has been made
to "exclude by. simple and honest enforce
ment of -the laws upon employers and
parents. .'Nor'does the State stop at keep
ing the youngsters out of the mills; it also
'keeps them in the school-house: nine
months of each year by the rigid enforce
ment of the truancy law. There is an ex
ample for other States to follow.—Chat
tanooga Times.
A kis3;ls a peculiar proposition. Of no
.use to one, yet absolute - ; bHss.., to two.
The small boy gets It for nothing, the
young manhas to steal it. and the old
.man has to buy it. The baby's right; the
lover's privilege, the hypocrite's mask.
,To-a young girl faith, to a married wo
man hope, and to an old maid charity.—
Nashville Banner.
There is such a thing as a "higher
law,", and there are cases in which to
invoke It is justifiable. There is a Mayor
in North Carolina— and. he Is one. of the
ibest' Mayors that ever was— who doesn't
pay much attention to law in the con
duct of ; his 1 court. If. there Is a law. that,
fits the case, all well and good;: if not;
so much the worse for .the'law. He ad
ministers '*■ justice, without much refer
ence fto ordinances,, statutes, ;or . prece
dents.^ and-. It; is substantial '■- Justice, too.—.
Chwlotte Observer* :'-\v> ':'-'-' ..'."' V
Coughs §
anrl- tliroat affecticmsvl
that stick by --.you- .sho.w-j|
plainly that you need more B
than the ordinary cough |j
n medics. You need at once ■
a medicine that will get di- 8
rcctlj' at the cause. That B
remedy is Yin-gu-01. It.-ffl
never disappoints. Ifc is 1
one among a thousand that n
we unhesitatingly recom- n
mend. We know of so niany H
instances where Vin-gu-ol 9
has cured obstinate coughs 1
and chest colds, that we i
ask you to try it. It recon-,B
structs and builds up. As |
a tonic and nerve vitalizer, «
the remedy to always call §
fox is M
yiN-GU-OL. -1
■ :3 SI.OO I
j" j Ti ■: Prepared only by -\
T. A. MILLER. Pharmacist, 1
519 E. Broad Street. Richmond. Va. 1
Distributing Agents, Petersburg, Va. H
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' Cure for Hog Cholcro. . : .
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
Noticing: In your paper the prevalence
of hog cholera In parts of the. State, the
following may be of service to some of
your readers.
The cholera was in this neighborhood
last spring. I lost tworsome of my neigh
bors five to eight. We used the prescrip
tion published by the United States Ag
ricultural Department in- Farmers' Bul
letin No. 100. on "I-tog. Raising- at, the
South." It cured the disease promptly
In each case. Since then I have used it
once a week as a preventive. There has
been nonreturn of the disease. The prc
scrintion costs at the drug store 10 cents
a pound. Having now a hundred hogs,
it is, of course, important to give, them
close attention. Hogs in pens need some
%'egetable matter to aid digestion. I use
a little hay daily, but with no hay. corn,
fed with shucks on answers in place of
hay. Pens must be kept clean- -'and
sprinkled with slacked lime. A box with
one-hnlf salt and one-lnlf slaked wood
ashes should be kept in the pen. To pre
vent lice and keep the skin clean, sprinkle
once a month with one-half best coal oil,
one-half warm water.
Respectfully,; ' C.I. N.
Casanova, Va., December 17. ISO 2.
Wants a ITalt Called. * .
The present Legislature was ' chosen
with special reference to .the qualificatio'ii
of its members, to put the new Constitu
tion into operation and to conform the
statute law of the State to it's require
ments. That accounts for the large pro
portion of' lawyers in that body,- many
constituencies, like that of Petersburg-,
selecting a full delegation of lawyers,
contrary to "the previous practice of di
viding the delegation so as' to have -one
representative business manand one law
yer. By this course it; was hoped that
the Legislature would "apply "itself, as
far as practicable, to the work for which,
it was specially chosen. That hope has
been disappointed. Measures of every
conceivable character of legislation have
been introduced to consume the time, of
the body and to divert its attention from
the main work. There seems to have been
an -eager competition on the part .of
every one to make as much waste paper
as the rest. There is no teiling to what
extent this spirit will »ruh -in the present
unlimited session. Can't some one call a
halt and induce the Legislature to close
up the main business in hand and go
home? • "'•'-*• j
: I*; lilt tic Princess slayfaltla.
;(New York Commercial.)-
Little Princess' Mafa'lda of Italy is
named after one oi the legendary' heroines
of the House c.t Savoy. The first Mafalda
was the daughter of Amadeo 111. of Sa
voy: she delighted in all manly exercises,
and, clad In armor, led a Pledmontese
contingent 'to help Milan when It was be
sieged by Frederick Barbarossa. The Em
peror fell In love with her, and when she
was captured, after being defeated in
a hand-to-hand fight, gave her the choice
between death and becoming his mistress.
She very properly chose death, declaring
that she belonged to the House of Savoy
and that no member of that house had
ever been-ff coward. Alfonzo Ht-nriquez,
who ': subsequently became King of Por
tugal managed' to make the Emperor
give her up. and afterward he married
the Princeßs. After her husband's death
Queen Mafalda became a nun in : the nun
nery of Colmbra. Historical dates do not
tally; with the legend, but Mafalda Is
undoubtedly a historical jyerson. Her
granddaughter, : o* the same name, was
made venerable in the Catholic church
on account of her piety. The name Ma
falda Is explained as being: the form the
Portuguese gave to tho harsh name
Mechtild or Matilda.
. , ; Waser Stvayne Dead. .
: NEW . YORK, December IS.— General
Wttger Swayne died cthis ; afternoon at
his ; residence, of a complication" of dis
eases. - His widow, two sons and a. daugbr
ter ; wer« at th« : <!«athbefi.- t: = ■■> > '■ ■-.
Rfofessor in Crozer Thoeolo
:: gieal Seminary— Well* "
>/,b; Known Here.
. The Rev. Dr. James M. Stifler. well
knpwn in .this city, where he has fre
quently supplied the pulpit of the Second
Baptist' church, died suddenly Tues
day evening in Boston of apoplexy. Dr.
Stiffer, who was professor cf New Testa
ment in Crozer Theological Seminary,
Pennsylvania, was in Boston on a lec
turing trip. . Tuesday evening he delivered
a. lecture In Clarendon-Street church, and
on his way to his hotel was stricken with
apoplexy and died soon after. .
His • body arrived "Wednesday at Crozer
Theological Seminary, where his death
has cast:a. profound gloom over the atu
dents and faculty. Classes were dis
missed and all work suspended.
The Rev. Dr. Stitler was an author of
note, a commentator on Sunday-school
lessons and the New Testament, and a
man of brilliant attainments.
Whenever he came to Richmond,
which he frequently did, he was warmly
welcomed. DurirTg long periods he had
supplied the pulpit of the Second Baptist
church and greatly endeared himself to
' the people of the city.
James. Madison SMfler. M. A.. D. D.,
was' possibly one. of the widest-known
theologians of the Baptist denomina
tion. He was born on Dec. 3. ISS9, in
HoUidfiysburg, Pa., and gained his early
education in that section of the State.
Possessing a keen mind and the natural
talent of the ideal clergyman, he applied
himself, to scholastic pursuits and ftradu
ated from Shurtleft College. Upper-Al
ton. HI., in ISGB. His theological course
was net completed until ISG9. at the same
institution, though he was licensed to
j preach in. ISG2.
Hft was ordained to the ministry in
ISG9, and served his first charge at Noko
mis, .111 , which he resigned in IS7I. He
served at Upper Alton in 1374 and iS"S.
also at South Alton. 111. He was con
nected with the Fifth Baptist church,
also the Second church in Philadelphia.
Eutaw Place church. Baltimore and a
"charge in Richmond. He was -a pa3tor at
| a. church in New Haven. Ccnn.. from
I-1575 to ISS2. the year In which he v.-as
| called to Crozer Theological Seminary,
i the duties of which post he discharged
with marked ability.
Not only as a ~>reacher and teacher
was he renowned, but as author as well.
In 1532 he wrote '"An Introduction to the
Book of Acts;" in lSf'7. "A Commentary
on the Epistle to the Romans.'' appeared.
Another work which Is used In the Baptist
librarles'extensively as a reference book,
was his "Life of Christ." which was pub
lished in ISOO.
In IS7I Shurtleff College, his alma ma
ter, conferred upon him the degree of ,
M.-A., while from the same institution, in i
1575, followed the honorary Jogree of D.
Dr. Stifler was an active Sunday-school
worker, and each week had . charge of
the Teachers' Study Class at the Y. M. C.
A., in this city. He served also as a
member of the International Sunday
school committee.
Besides his widow the following fam
ily survives: Mrs. Benjamin J. Hope,
of Augusta, Me.': Mrp.D. G. Stevens, oj
Bryn • Ma wr, and Mrs. F. 8.- . Myer. of
Bellewood, Pa., all wives of ministers in
active service; one daughter. Miss Rose
Stifier. and two sons, one. Rev. James M.
Stifler. Jr., -who is pastor at Ro.selle.N.
J., and an; unmarried: son. Francis, who is
attending the University of Pennsylvania.
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Mnnlclpnl Bonds.
A New York exchange of December 17th
pays: The $5,000 issue of Cambridge. Mass.,
3 1-2 per cent. SO-.year sewer bonds was
awarded to Merrill. • Oldham & Co.. o*
Boston, tit 103.7!). The ■ $5,000. issue of water
anrl ; $l), 000 issue of street improvement
bonds were disposed of at private sale.
The Union Trust Company, of James
town, N. V., has purchased $35,000 4 per
op-nt., bonds of that town at an average
price of 101.T3.
The' municipal authorities of San Fran
cisco are awaiting the action "of the Legis
lature-in amending the charter so that
more than one bond proposition can.be
submitted at the same election. . Fif
tfer. bond issues, aggregating about 512.
.000.000. are. contemplated, and will be sub
mitted at the first election under the new
law. Later,' a proposition to acquire a
water system at a total expense of $33,
000.000 will be submitted. The debt limit
is 15 per cent, of the tax valuation, which
would allow an indebtedness of-approxi
mately A new sewer system,
extensive repaying,- new ' school-house
sites, and the extension of parks and
boulevards are some of the Immediate
Improvements desired.
; - . __ _ — , — ...
CurlHtninM Holiday 'Rnte.i, via At
lantic Const" Line Iljiilroatl.
Thlb line will setl tickets from Rich
mond and Petersburg to all points south
thereof and east of the Misslsslpplat rate
of one and one-third fares, for the round
trip. Tickets on sale to the general public
Dec. 23.124. 25. 30. 31. 1902. and Jan. 1, IW3.
with llnal limit Jan. 3. 1903. For teachers
and students on Dec. 18. to 22. Ijo-\ inclu
sive, wlthjtlnal limit Jan. 8. 1903. upon
presentation and surrender-of certificates
signed by -superintendents. -principals or
presidents 'of the=, various, instltutlono
Tickets will, be llmltea to continuous
passage in each direction.
For full Information, apply to agenta
of me company, or .-:. .
.: C. S. .CAMPBEL.!!.
. - • Division Passengrer - Agent..
: S2S Eaat ilala street. Sichaoad. Va.
1 $350 I
|^^ FOR \,
Ir-Triple Stag Practica Pedal S
I For Little Money. |
I Call and see -this* BAR- <|
GAIN ami many others .J*^
431 E. Broad S'u |
Daily Between Richmond
• and Norfolk,
Leave Richmond 7 P. M
for Norfolk, stopping at
Newport News in both ..di
rections*- dcUl2t
Th\? quick and sure euro for Malaria
Chills. Fever, and Grippe. A powerfu
Tonic and Appetizer. Try it for you
kidneys.. Small bottle 50c; large sizy; $:
of obstinate puppre;-sii>n. tiny etuist^ln patt
olo>ry. r>ur monthly regulator tut;.* to ruli«v»
«nfi\ harfiilt'ss ; mail how \ur\z suppresseil-
Ur. Jackson E. Co., lii 9 Dearborn at., Chicaj:,
will be complete when you have
added one or more or our Des
serts, to your menu.
We mention a few.
Ice Cream, all flavors. Bisque,
Tutti Frutti, Marron. and Nesse
brode Pudding". Pistaches, Plom
bier, Blanc Mange, and other
frozen desserts, too numerous to
mention. ;
Charlotte Russe." all styles,.
Fruit Cakes, and twenty other '<
kinds. Mince and Pumpkin Pies, {
and .others.
It will be to your interest to
call at our store and see the
choice collection of Toys. Boxes,
Cornucopias, Favors, Cases, Bas
kets. &c.
We defy competition in
Prices as low as. any, arid qual
ity and variety superior to all.
'COME and* SEE.
Let us have your orders early,
111 East Main Street.
Both Phones.
Fire and Burglar Alarms,
Electric Locks, Etc;
Electric Light Wiring.
Electric Construction Co.
of yirglnia,
ANDREW PIZZINI, Jr.; Presidsat,
■ 8-io-ia South Ninth Street.
Governor Montague was i:i his ortlcs
at the Capitol yesterday. He continues to
suffer with a heavy cold.
Commissioner' of Agriculture G. . W.
Kolner is In Baltimore attentltng the s^^-
Biona of the Maryland Horfif'tl"iral So
ciety. Hu will return home to-day.
Secretary of the.Cotnmonwealth D. Q.
Egeleston . was at his otilce yesterday,
afier a week's visit to his home In
Charlotte county. -
Mr. Sidney N. Moon, auaitor of the N'eV.
Amsterdam Casualty w\»i;ip«^t v . '-•■••'
York, was, a, caller at the offlcd of Au&Uot
Maria vestardaji.- ' , . . ; . ,

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