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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. Every
refrigerator built to meet the
peouliar conditions of this
locality and fully guaranteed.
Tho terms are easy?very
easy ; ask about them,
New Spring Mattings
ABE ALL IN,
NEW GO-CARTS
ARRIVING DAILY.
Ryan, Smith
arid
f alman,
609 E. Kroad St,
Richmond. . . , , ? V?.
MITTELDORFER'S..
Every Nook and Corner of Our Store is Suggestive of Spring at
# SPECIAL EASTER MONDAY PRICES. *
Silks.
All the Desirable Spring Shades,
28c. for Corded Wash Silks, ?tripes
and checks, worth BOo.
69o. for Handsome Shepherd Checks,
In new alike; $1.00 grade.
???. for All Colored Silk Taffeta,
pure, rich lustor; $1,00 quality.
28o. for Black India Silk, very fine
quality! the 60 and tlOo. grades.
49o. for Black Taffeta, rich luster,
guaranteed 7fic. grado.
29o. for Block Grenadines, good
quality; the COo. grade.
Spring Dress Fabrics
A float Attractive Showing of Materials.
47o. for Mistral Cloth, In cream,
blue, pink and brown; 75o. quality.
12V40. for Now CbalHoB, all the new?
est creations and colors; 25a value,
16c. for Checked Organd?es, In blues,
lavenders, black and white; 40o. quali?
ties.
39o. for 09o. grade of Voiles, all
new shades, In blue, tan and green.
22o. for Snowflake Meroerlzed Suit?
ing, the newest, worth 39o. ,
8o. for Blue and Black Polka-Dot
Duck, worth 12V6 to 10 2-Bo. yard.
9%a. for Cheek and Corded Madras,
tho 15c. quality..
89c. FOR QENTLEMEN'8 PER
OALE AND MADRAS 8HIRT8,
WITH CUFF8) THE 76o. ?RADB.
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29c. for Ladles' Percale and Madras
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49C. for White Embroidered Front'
Lawn Waists.
67c for Tucked Front and Back
White Waists; the fl.OO quality,
89c, for White Fancy Madras
Waists, with largo . pearl buttons
down front; the $1.26 value. ?
$3.49 for Silk Waists, tucked, the
newest cut, worth $5.00.
$4.49 for Lace Trimmed SUIc Waists,
all newest shades, worth $8,50.
$5.49 for Silk Wrtlsts, tucked and
handsomely trimmed with lace and
insertion, worth $8.00.
Mattings.
8o. a yard for-Choloe Bhort Lengths
In Mattings, worth up to 20c,
9%c. a yard for China Matting, in
ohecks and Btrlpes; 10 2-So. quality.
12%o. a yard for Cotton-Warp Mat?
tings, red, bluo and brown, worth 20c.
a yard.
1??. for Japanese Matting, ofc* ?wa
Importation, the 25?. quality. /
ata. for Extra Heavy Matting, ?#? *
tired and stripe?, worth'80?,
23o. for choice of our 86 ?id 46a,
Extra Fine Matting,
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NECK PIECES, SILK, LAOS AND
MADRAS, 10o. TO $1.60.
Embroidery.
2,600 YARDS CAMBRIC AND
SWISS EMBROIDERY AT LESS
THAN HALF-PRICE.
2c. for Lace and Embroidery worth
6 to 8c.
6o. for Cambrio ?Embroidery and
Insertions, worth ,10c.
8o. for Cambric Embroidery and
Insertion, worth 15o.
10c.J for Cambrio Embroidery; and
Insortlon, worth 20?.
l2Mio, for Cambrio Embroidery and
Insertion, worth 25o.
Our Looes are equally aa cheap.
Be sure and see them.
Special Sale on All
White Goods for
Easter Monday.
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.
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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.

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