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HISTORY Major John C. Alderson Re lates Intcrcstlng Chapters. LINCOLN BROKE PLEDGE HeHad Agreed Not to Call on Virgmin to Furnish Troops, but Pressure of Stnnton Was Too Great. The Conscquence. Tlie Tlmes-Dlspntch Bureaii, No. 1417 G Street, N. W., Washlngton, D. C. Aprll 23th. jrtnjor John C. Alderson, formcrly of West Vlrglnla, but now of Wall Street, aome tlmo nn offlcer ln the Confctlcrato nrniy, told mo a most remarkablc Btory nt tho New Willard to-dny relatlng to PTC-sldcnt Llncoln nnd .hls nttltudo nftcr the war towards tho States whlch had eecedod from tlio Unlon. "In Aprll. 1S05, Just after tho end of tho war," sald Mnjor Alderson, "I was Blttmg on tho porch of the resldence of Lleutcnant-Govcrnor Price. ln Lewlsburg, ln Grecnbrler county. I bad Just gotten home from tho army, and you may well belleve I waa enjoylng tbe rest and tho company of tbe prcttlest glrl tn the world, Governor Prlco's daughter. who was on Uie porch wlth me. "Whlle wo woro talklng." Mnjor Alder? son contlnued. "a soldlor sitddenly gnl loped Into slght nnd drew reln at the door, He asked lf that was Governor Prlces house, and upon my lelllng hlm that It wns. ho aald ho brought a. letter for Gov? ernor Price from tho Presldent of the Unlted Kuu.-.i. He hnd evldently rMfien S?M far ho looked grenllv fatlguod and lils horse was covered wltft foam. "I told hlm that tho Governor was down on hls farm two or threo mlles away and ttint ?s ho seemed tlrcd nnd broken down i w ould dellver the letter. The. offlcer JirsUated. but upon tlie iromng'lady.H.a* Fiirlng hlm that 1 was as one ot _the fam lly nnd that lt would be all rlght, he gave mo the lotter. whlch was ln a largo ofllclal envelope. The oillcer went Into tho houso to rest and get somothlng. to eat. I got on a horse nnd hurrled to tho farm to see Governor Price. "found tho old fcllow nt work tn tbe nnm fannlng wheat," Major Alderson went on. wlth a remlnlscent Bmllo, Thoj, Sburled two or threo sucks of graln to keep it from falllng Into tlie hands of Xo Northern troops, ?"d n?w ???.M re-urreeted lt nnd were. cleanlng lt to have some broad. A negro was turnlng Ihe wheat fan, another was scrnplng away the cleaned wheat. and <'??r"" , J 7" was standing by the. hopper working tho craln through to the rlddles. %' Jumped o? my horso and hurrled Into tl1-.Gov"Vnor.' I sald In somo ^cltement, ?here ls a letter for you from tho Presl? dent of tho Unlted Stntes.' ?"he old fcllow turned as whlte ns a pbeet. You see we dld not know al that Slult what course the Unlted States " .-"VorrnK-nt would pursuo townrds tho men who had fought In the Confoderate , v held ofilce undor the Confederato Government The old follow broko tbe. feal and took out a >arg^ documenU pqr Utous looklng lndeed. Ho road hurrled HE average person doee not.. purchaso &MM m'bfe .than one piano in a lifetirne. ln order that thls one pur chase should proye satis factory you should not experiment by buying an untried mako oi" piano. The The highestgrade iiistm nient sold by any manu facturei* in tlio city. It may cost you slightly more than other piahos, but the additionol safoty warrants tlie outlay. | Cash or Small Monthly Payments, if Desired. Tfot* Largest riunufacturtrs ul Pianos and lici-tf Or^uns in ihe v* orld. WAKUKOOMS! No. 213 ?? Broad Street. J. G. CORLEY. Manager. Members of the Wednesday Club And those who will attend the Musical Festival will find here'proper apparel to wear on the occasion. Full Dress and Tuxedo Suits, White Dress Vests, proper hats, Shirts, Cravats and Shoes. lv and then laughed. \,n?Am,A '?? 'it's nll Hght,' he Fald, and he narvdcd me he ?tler7 I wns addressod to Llou tonnnt'Governor Prlce and aigncd by ,r: la Klncoln. lt renucsted 1dm to cnl] the Vlrglnla Leglslatnre tcgother at a?co ln tnke actlon rognrdlng the ohanged ccndlUbn of uffalrs ln the State. ln con clusloh wrre those words. Whlch I Bhnll ahvny" remotnberi 'I want you moy\pg> come bnck and hang up your hats on the Pi"Hut?oV?ne''vcry nlght that letter was recelved" I thlnk." aald W/g"1^ ??tho Presldent was ^^'"^Vstatea plans for tho BoVcrnmont of tbo Statoa whlch' aeeeded wero never ^rrlcd out. Mnlor AlderBon said that the lotler wns addressed to tho Ue?*tg?W the reaso'n that Governor Smith had l.ui flee frorn Richmond at Uio ovacuntlon nr that clty. nnd Presldent Llncoln dld j,ot know whero hc was. , f Mnlor Alderson's wlfe. a daugnter 01 Governor Prlce, wns a wltness othe conference between a WgnUtt*^ Mr Llncoln and a commlttee ftom tne Hoces. o", con.'en.lon. A delegatlon from the conventlon, elderly men who wtahod to keep Vlrglnla ln tho Unlon. had cor ?esnoiulont wlth Mr. Llncoln on tlio sub cc an< p obably came to Washington tl ser hlm. Mr. Llncoln was Informcd [hat .f ho would Pled'go hlmself not to call on Vlrglnla to coerco tho Statea whlch had soceded, tho State would not leavo tho Unlon. .,,?,? "Mr. Llncoln sent hls representatlye to Richmond on the 13th of April, 1861... Bald Major Alderson. "A largo number of men opposed to tlio Stato's loavlng the Unlon met hlm thnt nlght In ono of tbe parlors at the Exchango Hotel. The meeting was prlvnte. but my wlfe, who was then a young girl, in Klchmond wlth her father, and a female companlon of about hor own ngo. sat behlnd tbo por tieres at ono ond of the room, nnd heard aiul saw all thnt wns said and done. "General Towell, I thlnk, was Mr. T.ln coln's ropreaontalve. He was Introduced to tho gontlomon present. chlefly the inombcra nr the Porclgn Rrlatlons Coai mltfee of tlie conventlon. Tho ohject of tho conferenco was stated, nnd then Gen? oral Powell. ndrossdng tho conference, showed the members that ho had nuthorl ty from Mr. Llncoln to promlsa thnt lf Vlrglnla would not secede from Ihe Unlon she would nover ho nskod to ald ln coerclng the States whlch hnd done sc. "Whon Goneral Powell made thls nn noiincomeiit the effect was oloctrlcal, my wlfo says," siild MnJor Alderson. "She has often told mo how thoso old men, who loved the Unlon hetlor than any other class in tho country loved It, danced about tho room Hke boys, embraclng each other, and laughlng and weeplng by turns. "General Powell returned to Washing? ton the next day," Major Alderson con? tlnued, "nnd nt onee went to tlio Vi'hltol Houso nnd told Mr. Llncoln what ho had done. That aftornoon Mr. Llncoln told Mr. Slanton, Secretary of War. Stan tr>n sent for Mr. Seward, Secretary of State, nnd tbo two remnlned wlth the Presldent until after mldrilght. Tbo world knows how tlio next day Mr. Llncoln Issned hls call for Tii.oon troops, and how the next day Vlrglnla soceded from the Unlon. It waa chlefly Slanton who made tho Presldent vlolate hla pledge. nnd plunee tho country Into four years of Major Alderson says ho feols suro that nelllier of tbo foregolhg stnrles liavo evei been RUbllshed. To mo they wero of the doepest Interest as evldcnclng tho love of Vlrglnla for tbe Unlon. nnd tbe state of mlnd on tlio part or Mr. Llncoln towards the old State, bntb before nnd after tlie wali. 1 havo heard several Hemocrats speak recently offho emlneni fltness of Senator P. M. Simmons, or North Carollna, for the posltlon of cliairmnn of the Domo cratlc Natlonal Commlttee; Ho ims for elglit or ten yenrs boen tho olialrmnn of the North Carollna Stato Commlttee; and lt ls olahnod that he has mado the nblost chalrinnn tbo party has ever liad lu the State. Colonel John S. Cunlngham, of North Carollna, who Is ln tbo clty to day, exprossed'tho opinion that tho Na? tlonal Commlttee could not flnd ln tho wholo cuntry n man so well qtinllfled for tlie posltlon of chalrman. There ls no doubt of tho emlncnt lit nesd nf Senntor Blinmons for the idaee, but If Senator Gorraan la not tbe Denrio cratlo nomlnoo for tho presldonoy next year, he wlll alinost certalnly bo mado natlonal chalrman. Tho Vlrglnla Leglslaturo has liardly evor done nnytliing that so pleuacil mo aa thn paasaga of tho blll appropriatlng $200,090 for tbe Jamestown Exposltlon, said Colonel Cunlngham. "Tlio Stato wlll get bnck every cent of It. Tlio exposltlon ln golng to be u wonderful succoss us nr advertlaemeut of tbe roBourcos of Vlr? glnla, 1 hopo North Carollna wlll have n iino exhlblt umi 1 bellevo sho wlll. Kvery stato ca'rvod from Vlrglnla lerrl tory should bavu nn exhlblt of proihxta and the fao't that Vlrglnla gavo to the Unlon the lorrltory from wlilch ab many States worn carved should cauao the N'a lionai government to rhako tlie exposl? tlon a llberal approprlatlon." Colonol Cunlngham ls muoh Interostod at preaent In tho meeting at Reky Mount on Mny i?t, of tho North Carollna Farm? ers' Associatlon, of Whlch ho la tbo jires: dciit Although tt 1b geherally obnoeded by uiuiiini of tbo Unlverslty of Vlrglnla |n thls oiiy that Pr, John Bassott Moore, of New Vork, wlll bo chosen prealdent ot the l/nlverslty by tln- Board of V'|?ltora at the meeting next T tesday, it ls suid that Prof, P, 1'. Vf-nable, nn nhuniuw, but now at tlie Unlverslty nf North Car? ollna, has Irleuds un tbe board who wlll vote for hlm. lt la not known here wfiether tbo namo of Clonel Guorge \V. MUes Wlll bo voteil upon. Hon. John Goods la ln Norfolk, vlslt? lng hla son, Mr. Jamea U. Qoode, Tho minfstur frojn Slam, whose namo fow can spa'l and uone pronounce, went down t" 01<J Polnt |ast nlght, where ho wiii leiitalii s'Hiie daya. He auffera witti litaomnia, nnd declarea he has not ulept f..r a month. lt v.'.is vuggeated lliat lio t.ike a sbort vuciilion nnd BpontS lt ln Philadelphla, out ho preferrcd Old Polnt SV, E. li. Richmonders in New York. (Rpeclttl to Tbo TliiH'S-Llhi.nieb.) NEW V'jKK, April IS.-Holfuuin?A. li. lll\i.it, It, L. ..J"i.lur '.c. P1NET0WN yriRRED OVER ELOPEMENT Hertford Affrighted Over tlie Appearance of a Genulne Walking Splrit. (Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.J EL1ZABBTH CITY, N. C. Aprll E3. Tho communlty of Pine Town, N. C? ls ln a stlr over tho elopcmont of Wm. 'Mc Coy Jackson, a young whlto man, who sklpped wlth tho wlfo of Mr. Josso B. Sdubbs. When last heard from those two young pooplo. nelther of whom aro twcn ty-llvo years of ago. woro golng toward Newport Nows. Tho dlstractod husbnvid oft'ors a roward for lnformatlon relatlve to hls wife. Tho town of Hartford ls ln the clutfohes of frlght, slnce tho appearance ln tho local gravcynrd of a genulno walking splrit. Men and dogs have hunted tho thing, but it invarlably gets out ot tho way. Just what Hertford's ghost ls, no body lcnows, only your oorrespondent wont there thls week nnd found many who aro llrm bellovers ln the plienom enon. Th farmers of P.asquotank county hold a meetlng Frlday nlght at Salem Church, N. C. Speaklng ad general dlscusslon of farm futuros were Indulged ln. lt wns declded that o, lot on Newbegun Creek is to bo purchasd and a largo wnrehouse and shlpplng wharf for farm products wlll bo erectod thoro. A cannlng fdctory has been establlsh er"1 at South Mills, tho Dlsmal Swamp clty, whlch exits wlthln tho very gates of'tho caiial. Thls hustllng llttlo placo, whlch has no rallroad, and can only havo nccess to the outslde world, when the canal gates nre opened. ls rfiaklng an ol fort to oncourago adjnccnt farmers ln tho ralslng of tomatoes to supply tlie new mlll, whoso output wlll bo frm 2,000 to 3,0Gi.i cans i>er day. A cotton-seod oll mlll ls to be orected at Hertford ln the. near futuro. The blg Brown saw-mlll plant, recently burnod at Edehton, wlll bo rebullt and put ln operatlon at once. Mllllons of shad havo been turnod Into the Perqulmans rlver thls week. by the government flsh hatchery. JAP Government Sends Samples to Be Inspected by Local Tobacconists. Mr. E. K. Vletor, tho German consul ln thls clty, has Just received two samples of brlght tobacco shlpped here by the Japaneso government for Inspectlon of Richmond tobacconists. For somo years past tho Japanese have heen endoavorlng to ralso a quallty of tobacco slmllar to that produced in Vlr? glnla and North Carolina. Wlth thls end In vlew they some tlme ago engagod Mr. W. Adnms. of Oxford, N. C, to como over ond teach them nnd Mr. Adams, Is now thero. Furthermore, they sent over several Japaneso ngents who have recently beon recalled that they mlght go home and teach the np.tiy.ea what thoy. learned hf-i-f. The bendlng of tho snmples marks the ciilmlniitlon of tho offorts of tho govern? ment. Nntlve Japnucso farmers have nt last succeerted ln prodliclng a flue curod brlght. loaf, almost liidlstlngulshable, ex? cept In body, from the Vlrglnla weed. Thoy aro onger to know lf It comos up to tho standard, nnd henoe thoy havo sont to Mr. Vletor BOHoral snmples for ln spectlon hy hlm nnd other Iilohmond to? bacconists. Mr. A'letor spoko of lt in the hlghest terms. Tho matter is of dlroct Intorost to the local trado slnce, as tho Japaneso learn better nml better to produce thelr own tobacco, they wlll buy less and less of lt from thla side, SIAMESE M1NISTER THERE New Sherwood, at Old Polnt, Has This Distinguistied Gucst. A inuiiber of very dlstlngulslied guests aro at tho New Sherwood, Old Polnt, Juat now, belng no other than tho Slanic.ie I inlnisters aud tho members of that lega [ Hon, Tho mlnlstor boaia tho honored r.niiie, Pliya AkluilaJ; hls secrotary, Mr. I.. I.oflus, und Mrs. I.oftus, \V. r,. Krnn I ral aiul Nnl Cbewn. The SIhuicho mlulster i ls sufferlng from nervous proatratlon and I ls at tho New Sliorwood for an Indellnlto stay. McGill Catholic Union On Monday evenlng, Aprll 2Uh, at 8:80 P. M., Rev. Charles Hiimilgiiti, of St. Joeeph's Cljurch, thls clty, wlll dellver hla lecture, "Ollmpsos Df Spaln," beforo tho McGIll Unlon. Father llannlgan la ono of tlio nblest spi-alierH ln tho clty. Hls recent permons, on Ht. Patrlck's i'uy and on Easter Sunday, attracted niuoh atten? tlon and won hlm mnny admlrers. During imc tho roverand father spent six months triivellng Ihrough Spaln, and vlslted the princlpul towim and many places of in tt-|-e.st. Visiting Nurses. Durlng tbe mouth of March tho visitlng liurses pald 3iS> vliilta; had 'SS new pallt, ond 18 new putuntn. Thoy suppjled, niedi ilni: lo 11 COBes, Kiirglcill dresulrig to 15, K-nt llncn to t?. und supplled i???-?;? l-<i dlet lo 7. They luaued inllli tlckuls to 11 caien. lee tlcket* to 3, refurred 7 to tho niy Mls.slou, (iblalnod doctors' eeni'lcca for S, and suppllc-it curotakera for 3. Mr-. Smoot Alisent. Pu.?lne?a ln Philadelphia and w.-n.iilug. t<iii wlll keep Mr. Willard Hmiiol urt.tj ?jom tli? clta" untll next vuek. COL. SMITH'S SUDDEN END Well-Known Man Vlctlm of Heart Disease Yesterday. FUNERAL AT4 P. M. MONDAY Takes Place from the Second Baptlst Church?Served GallarUly ln tho Civll War?Most Excellent Citlzen. Just as he entered tho door of hla resl? dence yesterday afternoon about 2 o'olock Colonel Wllllam P. Smith, one of tho best known resldents of tho clty, foll mortally . strlcken wlth an affectlon of tho hoart, wlth whlch ho had been troublod fos some months. By tho tlmo relutives reachod hls Bbla ha was doad. Colonel Smith, who was connected wlth tho Clty Treasuror's olllee. left homo as usual yostorday morning, apparently ln hla ordlnary health. ln tho courso of the day'a work ho felt falnt. and about 10 o'clock ln the morning ho went outsldo for n brcnth ot fresh alr. Whlle standlng Just across from Porrl's Hotel, ho was strlckon wlth heart trouble, wlth whlch ho has suffercd for tho past year or moro. and beforo bystnnders could como to hls asslstancc ho foll to the pavCment. A TEMPORARY HALLY. From thls attack ho recovored aftor n short whlle. Roturnlnpr to tbo oflico he completed* hls work and shortly bofore 2 o'clock ln tho aftornoon he left for hls homo ln tho Bellovtio Flata nt Flfth and Cary Streets. Whetlior be walkcd or rode nobody knows. About 2 o'clock members of tho famlly heard n fall ln .tho hnll nnd rushlng out dlscovered Colonel Smltli lylngr prono upon the Btalrs whero ho hnd sunk down under another attack of heart dlseaso. Physicians were nt onco mim, moned, but tho stflcken man was bo yond nld. His death followod ln a few moments. SKETCH OF'HIS LIFE. A native of Frederlcksburg, whero he wns born nbout slxty-three yeara ago, Colonel Smith cnme to Richmond ln 1856, when oulto a boy, Sincn that tlmo ex? eept for a few yenrs durlng Ihe war and a few yeara aftor the war when ho wont to North Cnrnllnn, hls resldence hnd been here. As a young mnn ho was corinected wlth the dry-goods store of Samuel L. Prlce. When the war began ho eiillated wlth the Rlchniond i-Iowltzera until he was Berlously dlsahled and had to be sent to tho rear. After (lghtltig bravoly In several other battles he was wounded at Gottysburg, where he lost a flngcr igid a lefr.* For a number of years after the war Captaln Smith waa assoctated wlth the flrm of II. B. Tallaferro and Company. commlssion mercliants. ln buslness ho wns successful. Elght or ten years ago ho ran for tho offlco of city treasurer, but wns defeated by V.r. Charles riillllps. About slx yenrs ngo ho became A clcrk under Mr. FhllUps In tbo treasuror's of? flco nnd thls posltlon ho occuplud until tho timo of hls death. Throughout the clty Colonol Smith was well known and hlghly esteemed. Ho was a member; of the Bnard of Vlsltnrs of Lee Camp. Soldlers' Homo, and was evor actlvely Interested tn this work. He was n post enmmnnder of tho Grnnd Camp of Vlrglnla, and a post enmmnnder of R. K. Leo Camp, Confederato Veter ana. He was also actlve ln church cir clos, havlng beon for a number of years secretary nnd treasurer of tho Sunday schoDl of the Second Baptlst Church. HIS CHILDREN. Colonol Smith Is survlved by several chlldren. HIs^ wlfo dled several yenrs ago. Hls chlldren aro: Mrs. V. c. Tomp? klns', of Ralnigh, N. C; Mrs. E. S. Wood all, of Washington; .Mra, H. B. Woodward, of Richmond; Miss Aramlntij. Smith, of Richmond, and Mr. Frank B. Smith, of Richmond. Ho leaves nlso one brother, Mr, 15. S. Smith, nnd one slster, Mrs. Elonnor W'llllams. Tho funeral wlll tako placo at 4 o'clock Monday afternnon fram the Second Bap? tlst Church. Tho Intermont wlll be mado in Hollywood. The followlng delegatlon from Lee Camp wlll meet at H:;;o o'clock nt tho Camp Hall nnd attend iho funernl: Dr. James P. Smith and M.ssrs. A. O. Jones, B. Joter Bosher, E. S. Cardoza, O. B. Mor? gan, James XV. Pegrami Josoph W. Thom? as and John E. Laughton, Jr. COriMISSlONER KOINER Trlbute to His Work Appears In the Chicago Livo Stock World. The work of tbo Department ot Agrl culture is Increaslng every day, and Coni nilssionor Koiner Is one of tho husiest of Stato offlclo'ls, The corrospondehCB haiidK-d lu a day ln tho commlssloner's of fico Is riulte large, nnd seenis to be grow Ing all the time. Tbo names of more than tiilrty thousand farinors aro on tbo per manont malllng list, and on an ayerage of flve hundred namos n month are bo? lng added to thls number. Commlssloner Kolnor ls dolng a good work, whlch ls roeogntzed even outsldo tho Btato. A great tributo to hlm oml Vlrglnla appeared edltorlally In a rocent lssuo of tho Clilcago Llvo Stock World. BUILTOVER. Food That Rebuilt a Man's Body and Buit it Right. By food alone, wlth a kuowledga of what food to use, dlsisaeo cuu ho waideil off and health uinliiUUnod, also many even ohrnnlo diseases oan ho cured. lt la inanlfcW.ly best and nafost to depend up? on food to cure rather than too niuoh drugglng. A caue ln polnt wlll lllustrato. A well known man of Keadlng, Pa.. treasurer of a eertaln club there, saysi "I havo nover wriltim a testlmunlnl letter, but l havo been using Grope-Nula about a y?ar and havo recovered my health, and feel llutt I would llko to wrlto you about it, for the case ls oxtraordlnary, "For llvo yenrs l was a suff*rer from a droadful condltlon of the bowels; tbo trouble wns inosl obsctiro." Here fol? lows a detalbd descrlptlon nnd the con dltlun certalnly waa distresslng enough (detalls can be glven by mall.). "Nothlng ln the way of troatmeut of drtlgs benoflted ma ln the leaat. and an operatlon was soriously ponslderod. In Miy, i:v>). 1 commenced using Grape Nuts us a food, nnd with no Idea that lt would In nny way help my condltlon, ln two or three wecks' tlmo I nottoad :tn Im i-rov.-m, nt. nnd thoro W'ts a steady guln from that tlmo on. until now I am praottoally well. 1 don't know how to explala tbe hoallng vulue of tho food. but for somo roason, ulthough lt ha? taken nearly a year, J havo rocovoivd iny health, imd tho oliange ls ontlroly attrlb Utable to Orapi Nuts food, for I |QHg ngo <jutt medicine. I eut only Grapi Nuts for nrcakfast and luncheon, but at my plght nlnnoi I liavo BO assorti'd iiitnl." Namo 1'uiiilshed hy Poutuiu Co , Batllo Creek, Mlch. Not even Lcprosy is more dangerous and deadly than Contagious Blood Poison. It is the greatest foe to human life and happiness, and the most loathsome and hateful of all forms of Blood Poison. The virus of tliis awful disca.se spreads quickly through the system and contaminatcs every drop of blood and affects every bone, inusele and tissueof the body. Tliis monster scourge begius with a tiuy little ulcer or sore, sometimessosmall that the natural eye is deceived, but thiS little sign of infection is soon followed by swell ings in the groin, a red rasli or eruption upon the skin, the mouth aud throat become sore and the hair and eyebrows full out, and if the.progress of the disease is not checked now, it passes ou to another and even worse stage, when copper-colored splotches and foul and offeusive ulcers break out upon, different parts of the body, and not even the muscles and bones escape the ravages of the destructive poison, which penetrates deeper and deeper, and gradually tightens its eoils and crushes out the life. Contagious Blood Poison brings suftcring and pain to the innocent as well as the guilty, for lt is often communicatcd to others through haudling the clothing of one infected, using the same toilet articles, drinkiug out of the same vessel, shaking hands, aud in vari ous other ways. But this merciless disease does not stop at adult agc, for it is transmit tedto children, and is responsible for the fearful increase of Scrofula, Catarrh, ill develop ment sickeuing sores and stubborn, decp-seated skin troublcs, so common among children; and these patient, helpless little sufTcrers must share the humiliating pcnalty of somebody's sin If people only knew the horrors of blood poison they would shun it as they do Lcp? rosy, and fear it as they do deadly Cancer and would never rest till every atom of the poison was forevcr destroyed and the disease complctely stamped out. You cau't do this with Mercury and Potash, for, while they drivc in the eruption and sores and all external signs of the disease, it is still raging within the body, and only by increasiug the dose and saturating the system with these drngs can it be held m check. And thus the battle betweeu Contagious Blood Poison and Mercury aud Potash gocs on till the Stomach rebels and will no longer retaiu the medicine, the bones become aflccted, and Mercurial Rheumatism, chronic'indigestion and other troubles develop. Until the discovery of VS. S. S., the great vegetable blood purifier and touic, no cure was known for Blood Poison. Like Leprosy it would run its course and was as surely fatal as Cancer. S. S. S. is an autidote for the destructive virus aud peculiar poison that causes this horrible disease, aiid has been known for nearly fifty years as a safe and reliable cure for this contagion. So thoroughly does S. S. S. cleanse the blood and sys? tem that all danger of transmitting the disease to others is removed, and no taint or sign of blood poison is ever found among the children or grand children of those once cured by S. S. S. If there are any ulcers, sores or pains in the bones, stiffness of muscles, rashes or pimples upon the body, you may be sure that the fires of contagion are still alive and the virus still at work in the blood and system, aud only by crushing out the.life of thrs serpent disease can you hope for release from its coils. S. S. S. is a specific for Contagious Blood Poison and a cure for this serpent's stmg Write for our book on the disease, which tclls of_ thc different stages and symptoms, with directions for home treatment. Medical advice without charge. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC COMPANY, ATLANTA. GA. OUT AT ST. LOUIS Flag and Salutes at an Alti tude of a Thousand Feet. Messrs. Bowman, Patton, Kolner, W. W. Baker a.nd Murrell, commlssloners and assistant commlssloners for Vlrglnla to tho St. Bouis Exposltlon, wlll leave to-day for 'tbe Mlssourl metropolls, to bo present nt the formal dodlcatlon of the exposltlon slto on Aprl^ SOth. These gen tlernen 'wlll havo an opportunlty to wlt ness one of tho greatesu and most uniquo ' ,. ,,.U aerial dlsplaya ever wltnessed In thla country. Among other aerial displays is one conslstlng of soven maninioth balloons, slx of them wlth a capaclly of 200,000 eu blc feet of Inflatlng gnrtj ench, and tho seventh with a gas capiclty of 400,0'ifl feet Theso bajloons wlll bo s'-nt to an altltude of 1,000 feet.land then tho apeetncular featuro will ?bo had. By mearis of eleotrlo connectlons nnd at n glven slgnni, tlie largo balldon, whlch wlll roprosent tho Unlted Btt-.ten, wlll iinfurl an Amorlcan flag 400 by 2W.feet In d - menslons. Immedlately followlng thls twenty-one aerial bomba wlll be buccos slvelv flrcd ns a. ?aluto to tho flag. At tho same tlme from the other Blx bal? loons whlch represent slx leading forolgn natldns; the flaga of thoso natlons wlll be slmuHan'epusly unfurlod, each flag be? lng 200 hy 1 0 feot. Thls riovol Bpectacular effect ls but one of many that wlll be soon ort thls occaslon. REBECCA'S TRIUMPH \ Entertalnment at St. Mnry's Hall tho Evenlng of the 29th. Tho leading evont In Cathollo Boclnl ole clcs wll bo the dramatic entertalnment to be glven by tho young ladiQfl of 1ho Bon. edlctlno Academy undor tho dlrectlon ol Mrs. Jennle Yeamans prlnclpal of ? tho. Conservatory nf Muslc. Tho entertalnment wlll tako placo at St. j Mnry's Hall, No. 313 Rast Murshulll Btreet, Wednesday, Aprll 29, n>03. ut t o'clock P. M. nebocen's Trtumph ls a vory attrnctlve drnma of threo ncts, and has met with groat supcess whonever presented. Tho young ladles havo been dlllgently roheara ing for somo tlme, and to Judgo by the demand for tickets they wlll bo greeted Wlth a erowded house. Mrs. Jennio Yeumuns, who has been condui-tlng a oluss of expresslon nt the Instltuto wlll herself play one of tho leading roles, and tho other members of the east wlll bo Miss Klonnor Steln breekcr, as Itebecca; Miss Adele I.ovlng. as Mrs, Pelalno: Miss Bosa Balion, ns Mrs. Bokeman; Miss Alma Domlnlulo. ns Clartssa Codman; Bobecca Club: Miss llella Tolker, ns Dora Oalnos; Miss Bosa Slewors, RS Saiiio Morrell; Miss Kstelle llulchor, as Jennio Woodman; Mbs Marla BtumpC, ns Nellio Bunbar; Mlsa Marle Auderson, ns Kmma Stevens; Mlsa Grace. -Miller, as Qraco (Irceiiwinxl; Miss ll.iih.i i.evy, as Marla Oray: Mlsa Carrle Pragg, as Alli-e I.cihIs; Miss M.-ubilliui Domlnlple, as Uusslo Green; Mlsa Kora Kllzpati-lek, ns Kate Connor, un Irlsb Glrl; Miss Mary Bossleux, as Oyp. a col? ored servnnt. Mr. Schadd Cetter. Mr. ,1'ilui Ki-liudd. who was ojnTated on at tha A. (!. 1.. Hospltal, Nortli Caro? lina, la iinu-li liniuo'ieri, and wlll bo home to hls U'lonoV Lu a- ?'?>* wiuika. TJAVING just replenished or stock of wire -*-1 wo can make prorhpt sh'ipmerit of your orders, at Rock Bottom Alarket Prices. Send in your order beforo the other fcllow gets ahead of you. We also have a complete slock of Poultry Netting, Styron Fencing, \ Crimp and Corrugated Roofirlg, lin 1 Jate, and Larcy's Magnesia Roofing. All inquiries cheerfuliy answered. BALDWIN & BROWN, *?<i$$2?^f. LAW-MAKES RARE W0RK1NG HARD Another Week Crowded Wlth Much Important Buslness.' If the Leglslaturo shall carry out lts present lntentlons to adjourn on May ttith, less than threo weeks romaln ln Whlch to do tho mass of work whlch llea boforo tho body. Whllo It is posaible that tbo session may bo oxtendod boyond thls duto for several weeks, yet ovory effort ls belng mado to get through, and tho greator porlloh of tbo heavy work, ut lenst, wlll bo belilnd the members on that duy. Tlio hlggost thing on tlie Sonato slde ls, of courso, tho Campbell caao, and u Senator said last nlglit that ho thought tho Leglslaturo should remaln hero nnd dlsposo of lt, if lt roqulrcd a few weeks oftor tho tlmo tlxed.for tho roccsa, Tho Sonato calendar contalna a largo num? ber of bllls of moro or loss lmportance, and others aro belng consldored daily by tbo commltloos, The aanio Is truo of tbo House. Tho most ImpOftant matter pendlng thero Is the blll relntlng to tho orgatilza tlon and government of corporatlons, nnd tho pasaage thercof is nwaiti.d wlth great Interest by tho Corporatlon Onni .missloii aud tho publlc. V A largo number of bllls nro upon tbe I louso calendar, though most of them |ro local ln thelr naturo. Many roports from standlng eommlttee.s are expected lit thls week, and tlioy will bo consldored iinil (llsposed of wllli all posslblo speed. Itlls not oxpected thnt Iho body wlll get away prpmptly on Mny lr.t'u. Killed by the Traln. j (Speclal to Tho Tlnies-Dlsputeh,) BARBOllRSViLLH, \V, VA.. April 25. W'lillam S. Boyd, whllo wnlklng along DmM'hesapeake nnd Ohlo tracks ut Mll? ton \to-day, was struck by tialn No. 98 and Instuntly kllled, Mr. Boyd resldod ut Mllton, W. Va., and waa einploycd by thn Chesapeako nnd Ohlo Railway Com? pany as lniiiipmaii at that plux.-e, which posltlon lio hus tllled for tho last twenty four lyi'iu's. Mr, Boy.l was about sixty-l'our yenrs obl ajud leaves a wlfe, ono son aiut two dnugltiters. Hejwaa botn and raised ln llanovor county, VOri and was llvlng nt Oordons vlllu when ho moved wlth his famlly to thls lplace twenty-llvo years ngo. Mr. P.nydl liprved ln tho Confederato army tbicc lyears and waa a good soldler. lio va.s nlkiud husband unfi father, was l'atth t'ul ln\ tlio dischargo of hla dutles to tbe Cheauneakd and Oblo Railway Company ujjl'i w.m a moat exucllent cltizen, und tho M0NEYTQL01 $10 and upwards loaned on Pianos ind household furnitur?, on the bulldlng and loan assoclatlon plan, which makes the cost much less than you pay elsewhere, and allow you to pay lt off ln monthly pay monts, runnlng from one to twelve months. Get others' rates, then seo uh, Tidewater Loan and Trust Co. Sulte.33-31, Thlrd Floor, Merchants' National Bank Bulldlug. 1103 East Maln Street. Tako Elcvator. ? ^gggBtt^SjeBBsmmssaBBtasaaBaBB WILD FLOWERS From Nature's Roof-Garden, In Tho Land of the Sky." ? ? ? "Agaln let mo thank you for Kwoet 'Meinorles of Montreat.' As a py!>? ble east into tho bosoni of one of your nioiintalii lakes. so your booklet awakous a tluiuaand jlt^llng recollocllons of my sojourn at a placo lliut lmpresses me aa belng 'a llttlo plcco of lleaveu lylng on our earth helow.' '?'" ' ' -.Surrouiided, aa I am by thoso alroady weary of tho rush, und fret und fover of lifo ln a great clty; weary of mlles oi' brlek and mortar, I am, wllh prlilo and plensure, polntlng them to your towerlng peaks, and poaooful valloyi your most generous and hospltablo home, Whose aubllmo surrniiiiillngs glvo ono tho very hoart heat of Nature; the placo that blowa cpbwobs from weary brains. "Tlred Nature's sweet rostorcr?MON TKEAT." Extract of lotter from Mrs. Kato Dn Ment Thompsoii, Park Avenue Hotel, New York. Hotel opon all the year. For doscriptlvo booklot. prlco of board, etc, address, w, D> Paxtpn, prop., Mou treat, North f'arollna. ODD-FELLOWS. Account dadlcallon of Odd-Fellows' Homo at Lynchburg, Va., May 11th, speclal fast traln wlll he run vla Norfolk and Western Ky., leaving Norfolk Sunday, May lfith. 11 A. M,, stppplng at Suffolk aiul Petersburg, Betiirnlng leave Lynch? burg 11 P. M. May 111 li. Round trip from Petersburg $3.60. Pasongors leuving Bieb mond at 12;'iO P. M. Sunday, May 101 li, wlll coiuu-ct with speclal traln at Peterii. burg. A. Dl.rscil. Chalrmnn. Uvieayed family has the, syinputhy of all who know them. Showers To-Day. Tho Weather Buro.-iu holds out for to day tho jirospept of u cool nnd cloudy Kuiiday, wlth showers moro or less fro (juent. It wlll probably b? ju?t aucti ii nnt her day as yesterday afternoon and last nlght, only. perhu|is, slightly coolwc.