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(Continued From Sixth Pago.) Church, the R?|,v. Dr. W. R. L. Smith officiating1, Tho bride will be attended by her maid of honor. Miss Edna Blanton, and by Miss Abby Gwathmoy. Miss Rosa Smith, Miss Grace Phillips and Miau Aramlnta Bmlth. ', ' Tho best mnln will bo Mr. Llewellyn McVoIgh: tho ushere Mr. Roy Chlldroy, Mr. Henry Ornnt, Mr, L N. Vaughan, - Mr J. J. Pollard. Mr. Lowndcs Phlppen, Mr. W. E. Crawford, Mr, William latearnos and Mr. T. Francis Green. Mver?Dallmaii. Mr. and 'Kris. Joseph Dallman have issued invitations for' the marriage of their daughter. Miss Maud Dallman, to Mr. Jacob Myer. Tho ceromony will take place Tuesday evening, April 21st, at 0 o'clock, in tho parlors of tho Jefferson Club. The Dramatic Club. The salo of seats for tho performance of "Charley's Aunt" has been quito un? precedented. Tho Dramatic Club of the University ot Virginia may well feel proud of tho enthusiasm which the an? nouncement of their coming hiu? created among tho University alumni, tho pretty girls who know the University boys, and tho publlo generally. , Tickets are on sale at Branch Allen's, and all who wish'to secure good seats at an early dato are invited to call there and do so. The salo will bo continued at the Academy later on. . The press agent of "My Lady Nicotine" Stock company is an enterprising man, ns may bo seen from the following clip? ping sent by him to The Tlmes-Dls patch: "Diogenes spent much time and oil In seeking an honest man; Ponce de Loon squandered lives and fortunes in quest of tho fountain of youth; the alchemists of old devoted years of untiring toll to tho discovery of tho Philosopher's stone, But oven the philosophers, schemers nnd dreamers gave llttlo heed to the at? tainment of happiness, because they be? lieved it to be beyond man's reach. "And so it was; and so It has remained until the most painstaking researches of science, tho loftiest flights of art, tho cumulative experiences of civilization ? have resulted in tho apotheosis of human ? achievement, tho discovery o? tho ml-. probes of enjoyment In tho formation of ? ? \o 'Lady Nicotine Stock Company.1' '?,,- ? "This world-famed organization will open Its season at the Academy of Mu? elo on Wednesday, April 20th, at 8:1J5 o'clock. It was hoped that Richmond could enjoy the privilege ot witnessing this oolletlon of comedians and trage? dians; exponents of pathos, emotion, hilarity; lyric, historic and pastoral drama; serio-comic and song and dance artiste for a period of several months. But European agents have advised that three of the crowned heads are becoming nervous wrecks, and that tho Baby King of the Belgians is unable to cut his teeth because of his Impatience to see the Lady Nicotine Stock Company. Consequently the Richmond engagement must bo lim? ited to Just one night." Tho cast of characters for the one-net comedy, "Chopsticks nnd Splklns," to bo produced by the Lady Nicotine Stock Company, Includes! Bamuol Splklns....Mr. Thomas McAdams Charles Chopstlck, his friend, Mr. Lewis M. Reed ?fulla, his wife .Miss Annie Smith Mrs. Ironolnsp, his mother-in-law, Miss Elise Stokes Cheek, his maid servant, Miss Margaret Shields Kitty .Miss Elizabeth Brnndor Maude .Miss Blanche Morgan Mr. George Kolley.Stage Director / ? ? * Veterans' Camp Fire. The Virginia tablo of the Confederate Bazaar has been given the 17th of April, the anniversary of Virginia's socesalon from the Union, as Virginia Day at tha Bazaar, Mrs. William L. Royall, chair? man of tho Entertainment Committee, lias arranged a vorV attractive pro? grammo for the evening of the 17th. The entertainment that evening will oommen?q at 8:30 o'clock. ? ? ? Major Charles Savllle has arranged to have some of the city's volunteer sol? diers march into tho hall In Confederate uniforms and take their stand on either Bide of the platform. Then tho reveille will bo sounded and tho curtain will go up, showing a camp flro with Lee and Plckett Camp, in uniform, around It. Tents nnd trees will simulate an out? door scene. On tho stage will be the speakers of the evening, Senator John W. Daniol, General Fltzhugh Lee, Governor A. J, ?Montague, Mr. ' William h. Roya}), Cap? tain Oussons, Mr. Joseph Bryan and Colonel w. Gordon McCabo. Tho programme will open with the singing of "Dixie," both camps Joining Jn the chorus. Two speakers will follow, Thon "Her Bright Smtla Haunts Me ptlll" will bo given by a quartette of lino voices, trained by Major Baville. Two rpeoohos come next, and then "The Bonnie Blue Flag" will arouse tho en? thusiasm of all present; Loe and Plckett Camps leading the ringing ohorus. Other ?peechea will be made, and "Lorena," a ?ong full Fo the brim of tho fragrance of bygone associations, will be hoard fro? ih? Upa of, the a,uurWtto, The lust two speakers will be succeeded by more Confederate airs. ' Then the soldiers will march out and the curtain will fall at the soundings of taps, Easter Hunt. ? . An Easter hunt will be given at the First Baptist Church on Monday from 3 to 8 P. M. under the auspices of Mrs. Georgo Cooper, usui?tod by a number of ladles of tho church. Tho children will hunt eggs, and an additional attraction will be' a large goose, from whtohi the children will rocelvo eggs. A delightful programme has been' arranged. Among those taking part tire Miss Elizabeth Winn,' who will ^slng a Japaneso song in nativo costume; Misses Essie Phillips, Edna Sholrer. Sprcull Blenner, Madeline Bigger, Florence and Genevi?ve Leaoh. Plastiques. , Tho entertainment for the Tennessee oablo will bo on April Both, Major-Gen? eral A. Lyon, chairman. There will be plastiques by Professor Frank E. Cosby. Ono of tho groups will be a fac simile of tho Confederate monument at Balti? more, the Gloria Vieti?, by F. Welling? ton Ruckstuhl, Esq. This monument Idealizes the defeated South, and is a crowning touch to a record of beautiful deeds. Another -will be the "Three Arms of the Confederacy," as repre? sented by the beautiful pictures which havo already been upt on sale for the ben-/ eflt of the Davis monument fund. Other plastique representations will be fol? lowed by readings by Mrs. Teamans and by Miss Pattie McGee, two solos by Miss Lillian Taylor and a character song by John Tyler, Jr. ? ? ? On the afternoon of April 24th, from 4:30 to 7 o'clock, an entertainment for the benefit of the Solid South table at tho bazaar will be held at the Temple, Mrs. Georgo A. Lyon, chairman. There will bo a gran/l march of children in character costumes; also solos sung by little tots of six years, recitations in both French and English, a gypsy and & Scottish dance and other things to amuso children and grown ups. Pettit?Slaughter. Miss Estelle Slaughter and Mr. Clar? ence Pettit, of the Pettit Company, wore married Wednesday, April Sttv, In the home of tho brido, No. 1104 West Main Street, at 8 A. M., by the Rev. Henry Pearco Atkins, of the West End Chris? tian Church. Mr, and Mrs. Pettit have returned from a trip to Washington and Balti? more, and will make their future home at No. 311 West Grace Street, Personal Mention. Mrs. Morgan R. Mills, accompanied by her daughter, Laura Grey, will visit friends In Baltimore and Washington during Easter week. \ . . . ' The Young Married Ladles' Card Club will meet Thursday afternoon at 4:30 win, Mrs. Hardln Burnley, No. 837 West Grace Street. ? ? ? The Emma. Andrews Whist Club will meet on Friday afternoon at half-past four, at No. 012 Park Avenue. ? ? ? The Board of Lady Managers'? of the Retreat for tho Sick will hold a rum mago salo at No. ?? East Marshall Street, beginning next Tuesday, the 14t'h Instant. All friends of tho institu? tion aro asked to Bond contributions to the abovo acldress or to 'phone to the Retreat and they will be called for. ? ? ?? Miss Otey Minor Is spending the Easter holiday with Miss Alatile Abney, of Charleston, W. Va. ,, ? ? ? Miss Katherine Trice, of Buckner's Station, ???., is visiting hor aunt, Mrs. N, M. Slbert, at No. 614 East Grace Street, ? ? ? Miss,Mary Willis Booker and Miss Bessie Ludwoll Booker, of Hampton, Va., will arrive this week to be the Easter guests of Mrs. J. C. Hagan. ? . ? ? ? Miss Pearl Bodekor will leave on Mon? day for Washington to spend her Easter, Sho will bo the guest of Miss Emma Clark on Iowa Circle. From Wytheville. (Spedai to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.) " WYTHEVILLB, VA., April . ll.-^The many friends of Captain Charles R. Boyd, tho noted mineralogist, throughout the State will be sorry to learn of his crit? ical Illness in Nelson county. Colonel S. Monroe Fulton, one of Gray son county's most prominent residents, Is seriously 111 at his home. Invitations are-out to the marrloge of Miss Lilla Stewart Wolfendon, eldest daughter of Mr. an<S Mrs. William C. Wolfenden, of Wythovllle, to Mr, John Tulbot Wlnhorne, of Buckhorn, Nanse mond county. Va., to take plaoe at tho home of the bride at 8 o'clock In the evening of April 2W. Tho groom 1? a resident of Nansomond county, Va, J, O, U, ?, M. Annual session State Council of. Vir? ginia, Lynohburff, Va., April 2Jst to 26th Inclusive, $5 round-trip via Norfolk and Western Railway Only line with tnree (3) dally trains In each direction. Tiokots on sale April 19th, 20th and 2Ut, good until April 27th. For tickets end further Information, apply at company's otflce, ,838 East Main Street; John E. Wagner, Passenger Agent; C, 22. Boeley, Dlatrlce lasjSMieor AfconU ? C I THE BOWIE KNIFE AND ITS INVENTOR Thrilling Story of Early Days In Louisiana and Texas. DUEL FOLLOWED BY MELEE Only Two Left Fatal Field Alive and Both Were Badly Wounded?Fight to the Death at the Alamo In Which Handful Held Army at Bay. The Tlmes-Dtspatfch Bureau, No. 1417 O Street, N. W? Washington, D. C? April Uth. Mr. Somervllle (Bowie, of this city, is of the same family as was Colonel James Bowie, of Louisiana, the reputed inven? tor of the bowle knife. It Is highly inter? esting to hear Mr. Bowie talk ot his celebrated ancestor, whose adventurous career has furnished themes for story? tellers for three-quarters of a century. Mr. Bowie Insists, and has more or less written and printed evldonce to estab? lish the contention, that Colonel Bowie was not by any means the I daro-devll, bully and desperado that many stories make him. On the contrary, he was a man of great gentleness of character, and while he performed many deeds evi? dencing nerve and wonderful resolu , tlon, It was largely owing to the foot that the times and his environment re? quired the display of such qualities. He lived up to h's duty as ho saw It. Colonel Bowie was the fourth son of Rezln Bowie, t?r,, and was born at El? liott Springs, Tennessee, In 1705, and while stili a child accompanied his parents to Louisiana, where they located. His father left to him and his brother a large sugar plantation, in which Colonel Bowie for a time .took considerable Interest, but politics also attracted him. He and his brother were very wealthy men for that time, and when he fell at the Alamo he left behind him an estate valued at over $300,000. ' \ , The struggle of Texas to achieve her Independence of Mexico attracted the at? tention of young Bowie from the begin? ning. He went to that State and for two or three years spent nearly all his timo there, scheming to overthrow the power of Mexico. In Texas, and Louisiana as well, at that time, there were many des? perate adventurers from all parts of the world. Every man carried his pistol or knife where it could be gotten for instant uso, and he used either with perhaps somewhat less provocation than Is necessary In these settled days to drive a man to draw a deadly weapon. There were a great many disputes over land titles In those early days, and enmities thus begotten grew into feuds lasting for years. It was to protect his brother against the assaults of personal enemies begotten by some such quarrel as that mentioned that Colonel Rezln P. Bo.wle gave him his hunting knife, fashioned from a file by the plantation blacksmith. Jesse Cllffo. Rezln Bowie told his brother when he gave him the knife that "In the hands ot a strong man It was more effective than a pistol, as a pistol sometimes missed Hire, but a krt'fo never." NINETEEN DEADLY ENCOUNTERS. Colonel Bowie Is said to have used this knife In nineteen deadly encounters. He finally gave it to Forreet, the aotor. A volume- might be written containing true stories of the way in which Bowie used his terrible way to help him In fierce en? counters. Upon one occasion he and a neighboring Spanish planter had a fall? ing out. A challenge to mortal combat passed, and It was decided to fight It out with knives, The left arms of tho two men were tied together The Spaniard drew back his weapon to strike. Bowie simply thrust forward, throwing his weight behind his arm. The awful weapon went through the Spaniard's body and .he sank lifeless to the ground Bowie coolly cut the cords that bound the corpse to him, and walked away. "The Sanbar duel" has been more dis? cussed than any of the encounters in which Bowie took a part. It was fought on a sandbar or small island in the Mississippi River, opposite Natohez, Sep? tember 19, 1827. It seems that for a num? ber of years there had existed a feud between two parties in the parish of Rapides, on Red River. Finally, It.was arranged that a duel should be fought on the sandbar between representatives of tho two sides, Dr. T. H. Maddox, of Maryland, and Samuel L. Wells. There went to the duelling ground with them as witnesses, seconds and surgeons, Col , onel Bowie, a Mr. McWharter, Dr. Cu ney, General Cuney and General Mom port Wells, partisans of Samuol Wells. With Dr. Maddox were at loast threo Virginians, Colonel Robert A. Craln, ot Fauquler county, and Messrs. Alfred and Edward Cary Blanchard, of Norfolk, the latter tht 'ather of ex-Senator N. C. Blanchard, of Norfolk. Dr. Denny, thought to havo been a Virginian, and Major Morris Wright, of Baltimore, were also with Maddox. The duel was with pistols at twenty paces-a very long range for those days. After two Ineffective exchanges of shots, Wells and Maddox each deolared they were satisfied and shooks hands. But Cuney, who was a Wells partisan, stepped ; forward nnd said to Colonel Craln, "This Is a good time to settle our dimculty." Everybody saw at once there was about to be a battle Instoad of a duel. Bowie drew his pistol and sprang to Cuney's side, Major Wright, almost at- the same Instant, draw his pistol also and sprang to Craln* s side, which brought him face to face with Bowie, The pistole began to pop, Colonel Craln Is said to have fired the first shot. Cuney fell doafl. Craln also got a ball Into Bowie's hip. Bowie drew the ter? rible knlfo nnd rushed upon Grain, but tho latter, clubbing his ompty pistol, dealt Bowie a terriflo blow on the head, which brought him to his knees. Dr. Maddox leaped on Bowie and held him for a while, but tho latter hurled him off Just as Major Wright approached and fired at Bowie. Bowie steadied him? self against a log nnd fired at Wright, the ball passli.fr through the lattor'a body. Wright then drew a. sword-enno, and exclaiming, "Damn you, you havo killed mei" rushed at Bowie. Bowie wna on his feet by this time. As Wright came within arm's length, Bowie seized him, tho dreaded knife gloomed In the sun and burled Itself In Wright's heart. At the same Instant a ball from Ed? ward Blanohard's pistol penetrated Bowie's body, and he fell upon Wright's corpse. A second later Blanohard's arm was shattered by a shot from Jefferson Wells. This brought the battle to an end. Bowie "was taken from the field, thought to bo dying, Wright and Cuney were dead. Craln and Blanchard were terribly wounded. But Colonel Craln, whose won? derful bravery must be a chief feature of this story, hobbled to the rlvei and brought water to Bowie, whoso wound niado him feverish. Bowie thanked him and drank >t. ' I wonder if there are any descendants o? Colonel Cratq , living; lu Faug,uler or ?lB?where IH Vlfglnl?7 In later' y?fcrs Bowle and Crain bcoame fast friends, and remained euch until death. ?????sta? of the weiak. Bowie was noted as tho proteotor of wotneu and tho weak of his own ?ex. ,1 remember hearing my father, years ago, toll a story he? had from an old man, Il? lustrating Bowie's chivalry. Upon one occasion an old gentleman and a young lady, evidently his daughter, a strap? ping young fellow from tho Bust, and a quiet stranger, wore traveling in a stage ooach In Louisiana, Tho man from tho East was smoking a vilo cigar. The lady was slckonod by the ''noxious fumes, and tho old gentleman asked tho smoker politely to throw tho cigar away. The,', man dedared ho wouldn't. Tho quiet gentleman, In a cornor of ono of the seats, who had boon sltlllng wrapped In a groat .cloak, apparently asleep, sud? denly sat up and glanced at tho man. "Throw that cigar stway," ho said, sternly. Tho smoker stared and mado reply! "Who aro you?" "My name Is Bowie," said the other.' "You havo Just one minuto In which to got that olgar out of tho window," and with hl? left hand ho took out his watch, and with tho-other ho roachod back of his nook and drew out a howlo-knlfo. Tho smoker, looked the other In tho eye for a second. Then ho tossed tho cigar through tho open window. Bowie replaced his knife in tho sheath, return? ed his watch to.the pocket, and drawing his cloak around him, apparently sank back to snoozing. The part Bowie played In the war "for Texan independence has made him ono of tho Idols of that State. Tho money ho expended for the causo of freedom was enormous, and' Toxans of to-day lovo to recall his bravo deeds In the struggle with Mexico, ? General Sam Houston, the Texan commander-ln-chlef, directed Bowlo tO| raise a company and co-operate with him In his advanco against General Santa Anna. Houston told Governor Brown, In a lettre written at the time, that ho gave Bowlo this commission because of his great ability, wonderful 'courage and perfect coolness In tho presonco of dan? ger. I cannot learn that Bowlo ever hold other than a captain's commission. Santa Anna's army seems to have sur? prised General Houston, whoHe plans were much disarranged in consequence. Colo? nel Bowie, with a small body of rangers, became separated 'from the main army, and they Joined-the command of Colo? nel Travers at San Antonio. The'latter, by tho way, was a North Carolinian. Davy Crockett was with Travers, having come from Tennessee to aid in the strug? gle for Texas freedom. FrGHT AT THE ALAMO. The Toxans, numbering only 185 men all told, retired to the Alamo upon tho ap'proach of Santa Anna's army, number? ing from 4,000 to 0.000 men. The Alamo had thick walls, but otherwise It was entirely unfit for a fortress. Bowie was stricken with typhoid fever a few days ?before the Mexican army began to at? tack. ? Mexican woman known to be a good nurse, was brought into the fort to attend him, and it is entirely to her that the "world Is indebted for tho story of that terrible siege, moro terrible than Thermopylae, for not one of tho 185 men in the fort escaped to tell the talo. Santa Anna demanded unconditional surrender. Travers, with splendid cou? rage, refused. For eight days the Mexi? can army besieged the ,fort Often tho Texans had to struggle hand to hand with the besiegers, who so greatly out? numbered them. At every assault the number of the Texans was lessened. Look inside as well as out? seo tho oloanable arrange? ments. Dozens of different styles to meet every require? ment, from tho small ones at $7,45 to tho finest china-lined onee f high as ?50,00. 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When thoy had dwindled to a mere hand? ful Colonel Travore, realising that sur . render could not be long delayed, ad droased hie .men, telling them of the probable fate which awaited them, but saying he was determined to remain and fight It out. He drew a line on the floor and asked all those who would stay with him to oross to his sido. Every man, Including Crockott and Bowie, came to him, Bowie, according to the Mexican nurso, was too ill to stand, and had to be carried across the lino, but his spirit was absolutely ; unsubdued. Bowie becamo constantly weaker. About three o'clock on tho morning of March Oth ho died. A few hours later Santa Anna made his last desperate as? sault. Every man sold his life at the highest possible price. The lion-hearted Crockett having emptied his revolver, stood with his back to the wall cutting down Mexicans with his. cutlass. When he fell his assailants were piled high about him. Not a soul escaped, save t?e Mexican nurso, Madame Cordelarla, who lived until 1899, and who for many years ,was a pensioner of the State of Texas.? santa Anna lost In the fight more than. 2,000 men. When the battle was over he had the building and all the corpses burned together. Bowlo did not ; leave any children. About 1881 Be married a,beautiful Span? ish girl at San Antonio, the daughter of Governor Vermandl, Governor of Coa hulla and Texas. By her he had two children, but' they and their mother died of cholera In 1834. So this man, whose name has become synonymous with des? perate courage, died without descendants. But thore are many Bowies, all of the samo Scotch family, residing In Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Canada. James Madison's grand? mother was a Bowie. Alien Brocken brough Bowie, a native of Caroline county, and for a number "of years ? Richmond merchant, was a kinsman of Colonel Bowie's. Walton Russell Bowlo, a native of Essex county, but for years a Richmond .lawyer, wae also of the fam? ily of Colonel James Bowie. W. ?. H. IN KING WILLIAM. Order Placed for the Confederate Mon? ument Soon to be Built. (Special to TheTtmes-Dlspatch.) ICING WILLIAM; C. H. VA.,Appll 11.? At tho last meeting of the King William Monument Assodlatilon an order Jwas placed with tho Richmond Granite Quar? rying Co. for a Confederato Monument to be erected at King William C, H. ' The ehaft of the monument will bo of Virginia granite, Confederate grey, bear? ing aloft a white Italian marble, figuro of a Confederate sSlfllor at parado rest. On tho die will be engraved the names of all tho soldiers from King William county who took part In the conflict. Among them are numbered some of trito most brllWapt men of the State. This monument has awakened an Interest In the Southern cause as far south as Texas, and to our national cap?tol, to the extent of many generous contributions and when completed will be the pride of tho county, Verdict Against Company,' (Spedai to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatoh.) POCAHONTAS, VA., April U.?The sec? ond trial of tho suit of Colonel Jumos S. Browning to recover $1,760 from tho Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance Com? pany for the amount of a policy has Just beun ended In the Circuit Court at Tajta vell, resulting In a verdict against tho company. The case was very hotly con ttstod by tho attorneys on both sidos. The plaintiff was represented by Messrs. Henry and Graham, and the defendant by Messers. Chapman and Glllesple, all of Taaewoll, Va. Miss Mary Apperson, of Richmond, has arrived In Pocahontas, and will ?ot as Bibje woman, under appointment of tho Sunday-school and Bible Board of tho Baptist denomination. Miss Apperson has dono similar work In Newport Nows. Miss Com Richardson, of Now Orleans, In the guest of hor aunt, Mrs. Cabell Tabb, ?THE DANVKUS JEWELS/' Sunday, April i&tb. GROUND GIVES UP RELIGS Sail Around Yorktown Full of Mementoes of the Past. FISHERMEN HARD AT WORK The'York River Muddy From the Heavy Rains?The Mohawk Brings Supplies for the Exhausted Larders of Training Ship. (Speoial to The Tlme.-Dl.patch ) YORKTOWN, VA., April lL-Wonders In old Yorktown never cease, ana new developments of old-time things, are no strangers to the present generation. Wherever a foundation may be exca? vated, a fonoo post dug or any digging? in mother earth occurs there you surely find In Bome form or other monumenta in miniature to preceding generations and oftentimes relices of the noble reo man who onoe roamed the wilds of the Peninsula, acknowledging only the do? minion and powor of the mighty Chlof Powhatan. Portions of sidewalks, curb? stones, door steps, remnants . of broken pottery of continental patterns, antique castings, bearing unique coata-of-arms of some of the old arietooratio families of tho Old Dominion or the starohy old Tories of King George. Wherever tho foot treads, wherever the eye may roam, whatever the mind may imagine, there come trooping out of the corridors of the long ?ago the ghosts ot Yorktown's past, the memories of a spot sacred not only to Americans, but to all Anglo-Saxons; to all liberty-loving peo? ple who inhabit this mundane sphere. THE FISHERMEN. The fishermen are just recovering from the damage done their weirs by the late storms, and report catches as exceeding? ly small. Of roe Bhad. there are practi? cally none worth' mentioning, the run be? ing almost entirely of the male rush. This phenomenon Is Inexplicable to the hardy "sons of the sea," and one with which thoy have never had to contend. Her? ring are more plentiful than the larger fleh, but'they, too, have been more scarce than ever-before, and are bringing bot? ter prices. The scarcity of the roe shad has caused a vast difference In price than that of former years. As a usual thing they generally bring double the price of bucks. This season bucks have been low as ten cents, while roes were brlngtlng sixty cents in tho same market. Other fish are equally scarce. Menhaden or mossbunkers aro scarae enough to find sale on the^. streets of the town as an edible variety. King fillies or croakers are slow to arrive, while the sturgeon is a stranger of late yours to the surround? ing waters. All In all, the fishermen are playing In had luok with all the odds against them. THE YORK MTJDDY. The noble York is indulging In a little color scheme all ot its own making, but superenducort by the hoavy fails of water, ot tha last tow days, which drain the up-country lands of a portion of their real estate. Instead ot their usual deep body and crystalline clearness, the wa? ters present a' muddy surface, tawny as too,; of a milk and older hue. Evidently there is enough real estate passing out to soa, were It massed In a lot on one of Richmond's thoroughfares, to make a big hole In a five figure bank account to purchase. All the fresh water vari? t?os of fish are being caught, from yellow belly peroh to Gorman carp, specimens of which variety have boen tait?n weigh? ing many pounds and from two to two and a half feet In length. The navy yard tug "Mohawk" came up a day or two ago and brought water and naval stores to tho 'VMonongahela," of whloh their stocks were quite low after aulte a long voyage at sea. WHARF REPAIRS. Mr. M. C. Richardson Is making some neoessary repairs to tho Yohk Rlvor Uno wharf, preparatory to tha summer sohod ule of their vessels, which make dally trips during the spring, summer and ear? ly fall months. It is understood that efforts will be made by thq company to operato a dally steamer continuously ' the year round as In years back, which Information Is gladly received by all those who patronlzo the Una. ? The loss ot the ? steamer during the winter months of- j ten times provos a great Inconvenience to ? thole patrons. Reports from the early potato crop de? velop- tho fact that a very large per? centuga of the tubers have rotted In the ground, owing to the exceptionally wet j weather of the last few weeks, This is [ especially so In the low lands which have suffored severely. The crop was tho heaviest ono seeded in years, and should results, measure up to what all indica? tions go to show, thore will he consider? able monetary loss, ns well as u waste of a big amount ot hard work. BAPTISMAL FONT. Tho baptismal font which has been pre? sented to qraee Episcopal Church by the Ladles' Oulld of Zinn and St. Tim? othy Churches, ot New York, will arriva to-day, and be put In position In tho sacred edifice as quickly as possible for use In a baptismal service to-morrow af? ternoon. Services will be conduotodjaby the rector, Nov. W. B. Lee, and *??a? infanta will have the ?aerea rltci ecu ferrea upon them. The fotit la unfloimoort to be the gift of several ladles who^were hero tho past season on the tour of the Old Dominion Pilgrimage Committee. Opinions as well as reports differ ma-. terlaJ y as to tho damage done the fruit In this vicinity by the late frosts. Some, report the damage ns quite consider-. able while others eay the orope are, uninjured. The general impression seems?) to be that there has been some damage, i done tho trees, but not enough to destroy i ? the orop by any moans. _i A PEA PBST. ? The little post, with such a glgaatio name, that plays havoc .with the pea plant, la again In evidence. While as yet ? there Is no damage done, a ?treat deal ? of apprehension prevails, as to what the extent of the damage may reeult in. This is a production of the last year or two.' and is a tough proposition to handle. The. plant looks as if It had been scalded, but ' upon.dose inspection proves to be allvo with countless nurribers of Ileo which sap the very life, and, in extreme cases, ruin the crop entirely. The post is one that Is much dreaded, as thero seem? to ''? be no way of fighting tho evil. Mrs., George p; Calvocaresses, wife of Captain Calvocaresses, of the TJ. S." S ' "Lancaster," is a guest at Gloucester Folnt. Mr. Ira Aeree has entered the political arena and has become a candidate for sheriff of tho county in opposition to the, present Inoumbent, Captain Thomas Phil? lppa. Mr. Aeree la a resident of Graf ton is well known and1 quite popular. ?' Mrs. D. W. Morris, who has lately beent so critically 111 at Bellflold, is slowly re- ? covering and when somewhat convales? cent will go to Now York for a while to thoroughly recuperate. Mr. AC. Parker, of Richmond, was a visitor here during tho middle of tha - .week. ? , ? a-:. Laft for Ohio. Mr. James E. Flood, who for a numbov" ??m ^ be!8n a "aident of Church - Hill, left tho city on Friday'night :ast for Dayaon, Ohio, having socured a po- ' sltlon in business there. Mrs, Harris Improving. Mrs. E. H. Harris, of No. 6121-2. North Ninth Street, who was operated/m three weeks ago, Is improving. SOUTHERN BAPTIST, CONVEN? TION, ViaS. A. L. Railway; Savannah, Go., May ' 7-14, 1903. ? ?, ^ Richmond. Va.. April 9, 1003. To the Delegates and Visitors to the Southern Baptist Convention at Savan? nah, G'a., May 7-H, 1D03: Tho Transportation Committee of the Baltimore and Marylund . deftgatlomv have announced the Seaboard Air Line Railway as their otlioial route, Tho Sea? board Is making special arrangements for this movement. .Tho routo from Richmond will be t!? Petersburg, Henderson, Raleigh, South- '?? orn Pines, Columbia. ..??.?. Cafo Dinlng-Cara "on trains and pas-i sengers will ho enabled to pay lor only - what thoy want. Tho faro from Richmond to Savannah' and return will bo $15.65; from Peters-? ? burg It will bo SH.80. Tioketa on. sale-: 1 May 4-7th. liiuluslve, and will.be good returning tllrMay 20th. This tlokot may be extended to Juno 1st by depositing the ticket with Mr. Joseph Richardson, Special Agont at Savannah, and paylruc a foo of BO cents. t Interesting side trips from Savannah to Jacksonville, Pia.,, and other point? at low rates have been arranged for... Savannah Is a, beautiful and Interest? ing city ?rt?d will prosent Its most charm? ing aspect at the timo the convention meets. Evory facility will be afforded visitors by tho Seaboard Air Line Rail? way and Its passenger representatives. ?' Special eloepore will bo provided. No change of cars between Richmond and Savannah. Trains will leave Richmond 2:15 P. M, and 10:85 P. M,, arriving in Savannah at 5:05 A. M. and 2:20 P. Si., respectively. Space is being rapidly reserved, and wo would respectfully ask you to notify us at this ottico how much slooping-oar ? space you will require. 55. P. SMITH. W. J. MAY, ? : Dlst, Pass. Agt ' City Ticket Agt 'Phono 403, "THE DANVERS JEWELS," Sunday, April 19th. ??':?.??. . '"." ?.' ?" ' ' .::..;--..=a JjP ?/19 l&eddingsr* Gifts to the bride are new tn order! Tho beauty and chaiact*r of our Silverware, Cut Glass and Art Pottery are Its own, eloqneacf | Cut Glass Bowl, ?f?.O?. > UJMSDEN, 731 Mfcin Street.