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FRIDAY, MAT 23, 1908.
A correspondent of tho London Times,
writing from New Zealand, says that
compulsory arbitration in that colony
Is not an unmixed blessing, and that
many complications havo recently arisen
to oauso a feeling of uneasiness, First
of oil, ho says that tho Arbitration Court,
which was originally established for tho
final and compulsory settlement of dis?
putes that could not bo amicably ad?
justed by the Conciliation Boards, lins
beon exceedingly busy of Into bocnuso
conciliation appears to bo rapidly becom?
ing a thing? of tho past and scttlomeiits
aro made In court. (But as tlio industries
of tho colony Increase In numbers and
importance, tho court Is finding It more
and more dlcult to deal with tho numer?
ous oases coming beforo it. Everything
went along fairly well so long as thero
was general prosperity, but, as Is always
the case, prosperity has advanced wages
rand tho demands of tho laborers a re
moro and more exaotlng. When tho
court decides u *?jlnt In favor of labor
unions tho employers must accept tho
doclslon, whether It bo one of regulation
or of woges. But ln eomo case?, where
It had boon doclded that tho wngo shall
bo so and so, tho employers wero unable
to keep some of their men, for the men
could not earn tho fixed wage and the
unions would not permit them to work
for less. In ull such cases tho Inferior
Workman necessarily gets his discharge.
Again, It is pointed out that ln some
Instances wages aro so high that manu?
facturers havo gone out of business,
finding more profit ln exporting the fin?
ished product, and this has also thrown
mon out of employment. Several other
Instances of thla sort aro cited to show
that tho system is not altogether satls
fnotory. either to tho employer or to tho
"It Is probably too early," tho corre?
spondent continues, "for any unbiased
person to say whether the industrial leg
lshitlon In this colony Is likely to achieve
success or whether it will eventually
break down altogether; but It will bo
soeti from tho foregoing statement of
fucts that there are not wanting, both
among tlio employers and among the
workmen, those who emphatically stuto
that It Is foredoomed to failure."
But tho most serious phase of the situa?
tion Is till?: Tho Evening Post, the prin?
cipal newspaper ln tho capital, and one
which has always dealt with labor prob?
lems In a temperato and judicial manner,
according ..to this correspondent, points
out that ]u iilnti' years so many Interests
have grown ? up around tho legislation
that thu Industries of the colony would
probably be dislocated to a dangerous
degree if uny attempt wero mudo to
reyert to former conditions, and that the
principio of compulsory regulation
through tlio Arbitration Court must be
racoeptod, uni ci? s NV>w Zealundors lire
prepared to Cace chaos In their Industries.
"At the sanio time," adds this paper,
"a doubt is expressed as to whether the
court can satisfactorily grapple with tlio
problems likely to come bofore It, as the
colony and Ita industries expand, and It
Is admitted that tho dillicultles that have
already arisen serve to Illustrate the stu?
pendous character of tlio tusk that lies
beforo any community that undertakes
State regulation of trade and Industry."
Bore Is a hint for Americans which
they will do well to consider. Thero .uro
those In till? country wlio bolluvo In com?
pulsory arbitration, in government regu?
lation and control of business affaira.
They are forever talking about new l<--g|b
latlon In this direction, nnd they would
have the whole buslnoss, financial and
Industrial world hedged about with tho
most stringent regulations of law, liui
when the government ???? bigiiiH this
eon of thing, whero Is It t?> end.' If Die
eyntein Is once sut up. It cannot ha over?
thrown without bringing destruction and
chaos. It Is a most dangerous thing for
government to modale with buelnees,
with th? private ?finira of th? people,
That H lint tho function of government,
according t.> the Interpretation of Ameri?
cans, ana It will bo an evil day for tills
land when we chango our view.
The Brunswick btow season has arrived.,
A "stew" ?? announced for the great
meeting ?.f El lu, |? ijodford. und wo may
bo auro that the brethren of that impo?
rla) oounty will see to it that tho tradl
tloi.a of thla Btato aro ii,alulu|u?-ii on that
occasion with respect to tl?, great diwh.
The Banning procs.** and the modern
ro?ligera tor aio wonderful aids to the
caterer, and enable hlin to prauare for
?nd make ready at any tlm? .italien whoso
component paite belong to various m-u-'
?Mi? of the year.
It U not a very mfi? thing for one to
aiuto precisely how u lltunuwlik ntow
should be made. There are sundry re?
ceipts, but tlio prevailing practice Is to
use In It chicken or squirrel mesi, pome
bacon, huant;, peas, tomatoes, corn, fio,
Som? podi of red pepper should hu thrown
*-. m male.?, it "racy of the ?oil," ius It
wore, and If possible tho compound should
bo cooked In the open air.
We aro strongly Inclined to the view
thai the ancient and classical Brunswick
stow must havo flourished first nnd fore
mose In the declining days of summer,
when It was ensy and lawful to find and
shoot plenty of squirrels, for of nil meats
I thnt lends Itself best to tho delicato slindo
of taste that Is thn chnracleristic of this
(?no dish. That the Brunswick stew Is a
nntlve of Brunswick county, Vn., we bo
llevo ls not much disputed nowadays,
though Ih ero ?vas a time when wordy
wars arose on the question.
Something has been Raid about ihe orig?
inal receipt coming do?vn to tlio whites
from the Indians, but the suggestion must
.The noble red man was no epicurean.
Ho had no salt wherewith, to savor his
dishes, and savor Is not what ho sought.
Ho wanted quantity?nn abundance of
rich, strong-smelling stuff, and It didn't
much mntter ?vlth him how near to or
distant from decay that wns.
We concludo from tho history of the
component pnrls of tho Brunswick stow
thai tho stow, as known to us, Is what
our somo time deceased friend, Josh Bill?
ings, would have called "a modern in?
vention," and It Is a sourco of deep re?
gret to us that millions of good men
havo been born, walked and fretted their
allotted time upon earth, nnd died without
the happiness of having eaten of ? dish
THE UNWRITTEN LAW.
Our esteemed contemporary, tho Roa?
noko Evening World, Is still of opinion
that it would bo a dangerous thing for
us to disregard tho precedent which has
been established, and to elect to the pres?
idential chair any third term man. Con
I coding that thoro Is a difference between
I Clovoland and Grant, it says that the
difference In men or the change In condi?
tions .can scarcely operate to disturb the
reason and wisdom of tho third term pro?
c?dent. It thinks that the question is to
bo considered without reference to Indi?
viduals, for whllo one man might not
abuse tho third term, another might
Speaking ?vlth special reference to Mr.
Clovoland, our contemporary points out
that Mr. Cleveland himself once held
that no man should be elected for a third
term, and then goes on to say that Mr.
Clevoland has beun "notably chungoable
ln regard to this third term question,
preaching one thing and practicing an?
other concerning It."
We nro not so sure that Mr. Cleveland
has changed bis vle?v on this question.
He has not said that he ls willing to
accept tho nomination. True he has
declined to say that ho would not
accept It, but it would bo unbecoming
in him to say so at this timo, foe- the
nomination has not been offored him, and
the little boom that wns started by tha
Brooklyn Eagle, In his favor has not
gained such proportions as to war?
rant Mr. Cleveland In taking It seriously.
It seems to us that ho Tina shown a
high senso of the proprieties In refusing
to discuss the matter ono way or tho
But tho wholo question is this, and It
is all for which ?ve havo contended! Tlio
people rule. Tlio people mndo this pre?
cedent and they have the right to ignore
it when they will, seeing that? It ls merely
an "unwritten law." If they should de?
stro to put Mr. Cleveland onco again into
the presidential chair, they would certain?
ly not let a mero tradition stand In their
way; nor should thoy. If thoy should
dooldo to elect him. suro thoy would have
a good reason for It, and when' tho
groat American public decido by a large
majority to do a certain thing thoy gen?
erally know what they are about, and
they tire usually right.
THE NORFOLK PRIMARY PLAN
In yesterday's paper mention was made
of criticisms that had been mudo in con?
nection with tho Governor's veto of the
bill making ohanges In tho Norfolk pri?
mary plan. Tho Norfolk Ledger thinks
tlie Governor did right. It says:
Our Richmond correspondent, In tele?
graphing yesterday relative to thu dlsup
approval by the Governor of the hill mak?
ing changes In tho primary election luw
for this city, staled that when tho veto
?vas rend In tho Senato a gentleman who
?vps present exclaimed "peanut politics,"
Tho matter may have appeared very In?
significant to the one who inailo the re?
mark, but to tho great body of white
voters of tho elly the bill possessed In?
terest ?vhlcli was worth considering. Tho
primary bill that ?vus passed for this city
lu ?S'JI ?vus the work of men who repre?
sented the different factions of the party
at that time, and If any amendment or
changes wero needed, such changea or
amendments should have been considered
by tho volere of this city before legisla?
tive action was asked for. Tho wishes of
tho great body of voters woro Ignored,
and In tho closing ?lays of the Legislature
changes ?vere initiiu in the primary law
?Vhlch not one voter In Ilvo hundred kae???
anything abouti Tho proper course to
have pursued would havo been to obtain
an expression of public opinion as tn the
changes that might be desired, and aftor
theso liuti been agreed upon WO uro stitls
iied that tho Governor would have cheer?
fully approved u bill Unit bud tin? sanc?
tion ?if ihoHo Interested. As it was ho
found defects ln the measure suiHolont to
cans,? him lu withhold his approvili, ?????
his action, wo think, will be approved by
a large majority ol tho Democrats of our
DR, ? AR ? HURST ON THE
Rev. Dr. Charle- ?. Piirkhiirst in a re?
cent interview ?vlth tho New York Hun,
discussed tho negro problem. Ilo said
that since his return from tho Houtli he
hud been Informed that sumo of his
critics had accused him of expressing re?
gret- that slavery days ?vero over. Ho
denied thnt statement, ih,?hiring that h?
lttid merely suhl that must of th? "nig?
gers" wt-ru uniit fur the responslbllltee
of cltl-?naldp. "The niggers ??ill never
bo assimilati?,! by thn nation," he r,in?
cluded. "They never, inner ?vili contribute
ln any part toward forming thu national
type of tho Aiii.rliaiia of tint future,
Thoy gro?v blacker and I lui'kor every
day. Their color forms u.phynli:u| hairier,
Which even time, the great levelor, can?
not s?vi,op uway."
Is lt not romurkabio that such un ex
luiK-nu from such a man should be
given prominence In a New York paper,
us though It. vieru something .jiew7 The
explanation Is that It Is ne.w to many
noil hern poople, They never opened I lieti
i-yi-f to th-, Hltuatlm until recently, until
through tho liibtT-inontullty of the South?
ern Conference' l'or ?SUuo&Uou they cuino
into the South, and met the question face
Pr. Park hurst says In effect that by
reason of thl3 "physical barrier,' the ne?
gro can never be absorbed, Can never "be
(rented ns a social equal, and all the rest
If the northern people had taken thnt
?view when tho war ended, there would
have been very much less of a negro
problem In tho nation to-day, and the
South would have been saved the als?
tress and persecution of reconstruction,
which was far greater than the war it?
self brought upon her,
The Charlottesvllle Progress Is perplexed
to know why so many colored people will
go to the trouble to come to your homo
ami seek employment, nnd after hiring
tu you fnll to fulfill their contract. "It
seems to he a vory common practico
among thorn," It adds. "Such Irresponsi?
bility cannot he too severely condemned,
and housekeepers should mako known as
far ns posslhlo tho names of thoso who
prnctlco such knavery,"
The housekeepers have themselves
largely to blame for this thing. AVhen
a whito man goes nround seeking em?
ployment ho Is required to furnish sat?
isfactory testimonials. IC ho hns been dis?
charged, the person who thinks of employ,
ing him wants to know the cause. At
nny rate, a wlilto mnn looking for a Job
must givo satisfactory evidence thnt ho
is honest nnd faithful and competent. But
that rulo does not soem to apply to negro
servants. Tour cook or your houso girl
may treat you In a most heartless way
n?ul loiwo you without a moment's Warn?
ing, yot It too often happens that
sho can go next door find find a position,
If thoro happens to bo a vacancy. She Is
tnken in nnd no questions are asked.
That being tho case, It Is not surprising
that nogro servants are very Independ?
ent nnd that many of them aro none too
careful how thoy behave.
THE O. A. R.'S PROTEST.
The G. A. R. Department of Knnsns, in
encampment at McPherson, passed a res?
olution "protesting against tho proposed
action of tho State of Virginia to pince
a ?tatuo of General Robert E. Boo In
the Capitol at Washington." Tho resolu?
tion, we aro told, "protested against tho
placing in tho rotunda of a statuo of
Robert E. Boe or any other person who
has been disloyal to tho government of
tho United Statos and had, voluntarily
borno arms against hor."
Thoro was a.timo when such a r?solu/
tlon would havo brought forth an Indig?
nant protest from tho South, but ln these
days nobody ln tho South takes tho G. A.
R. serloifsly? excopt when It is discussing
Judge George L. Christian, of this city,
has won distinction as an author and pub?
licist by his "History Report," setting
forth tho circumstances that led tho
Southern States to tnko up arms for
Independence, and showing how chival?
rously they conducted the war on thoir
Bay before yesterday the Grand Camp
of Confederato "Veterans, ln session at
New Orleans, adopted that .paper as their
own! 1 \ having boen previously but the
expression, olllclally speaking, of the Vir?
? great deal of knowledge of constitu?
tional history, personnil observation and
philosophical thought aro embodied ln the
"report," and it is gratifying to find that
it Is npproprlatod and has become an au?
thority on the subject.
A homo for feeble minded represen?
tatives Is needed ln Michigan, especial?
ly for the fellow who has Introduced
a bill to electrocute all children deolared
to bo hopelessly insano. If such
a scheme weTe possible of adoption and
enforcement ln this humane ago and gen?
eration, there would be no more freak
A general sympathetlo strike ln New?
port News, as Is threatened, will miss
striking the sympathy of tho merchants
and hoarding housukeepers of that town
by about fifteen million miles.
The quantities of whiskey that leave
Richmond dally by express speak olo
rjuently of the fur-rouchlngnoss of the
Mann liquor law In the rural districts.
Walking is nn old fashioned and rather
Blow modo of travel, but no wrecks, no
derailments, and but few collisions were
reported in the days of good walking.
The only Democratic President since
is,",?; continues to halt his hook for bass,
while other folks aro making and un?
Joffrles and Corbott haivo done well tc
name nn early date for their bout. The
shorter the time for the gas' contest, the
hotter tho rending public is pleased.
The negro problem nnd all the other
problems that have been worrying us
will bo settled by tho graduating class
orators next month.
Anyhow, the now Nowport Nowb post
onice bullding., that Is to be. Is not mixed
up In the Postonico Department scnnduls.
The weather man 1? working the hot
air generator over time. Ho Bhould try
his hniid on the pump handle' a while.
The pinces that once knew some of
the members ot tho Leglslaturo are not
In waiting for them after this term.
Nevertheless our lawmakers did not
carry any boodle homo with them. ?11??
huuiT.s cannot say ns much.
Even the ????a water fountains have
struck In Omaha, and the I'lindy-miik.-rH
aro threatening to sympathise.
And now the President goes ami denies
that baby kissing ntory before he renclTes
the laud of the pickaninnies,
A Boston scientist has packed his grip
uud scooted for the Philippines hi search
of tin? Missing ?Ink.
Now la the timo when tho palm leaf
fan B>tB In Its work at the country meet?
Tim rain Is not u source of trouble to
th?, I?:isj-Utll managers tills year
?Cuba has hnd Its 11. st "ga-Jorlous
j fourth," and vor?? eloileus it was,
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Birmingham Age-Herald: Goncral Mlles
feiirs his report Is not creating tho deep
Impression he planned It to moke. It ls
In fact too much of a hack number.
Columbus (Ga.) Bun; And now Mr. Bry?
an asks thnt "Cleveland and his friends
make known their Intentions." That's
ensy. All thoy mean to do Is to adopt a
Democratic platform, nominate a Demo?
cratic candidate and elect him.
Dallas (Tex.) Neivs: The boom of Judge
Parker has received additional Inflation.
Some one has ?.(.?covered that he is a
farmer. Later on the snmo person mny
explain that he sits on tho Judicial bench
for the fun of the thing, and really makes
his living at odd times between the plow
Montgomery Advertiser: Mr. Bryan hns
reached the point whero ho admits that a
party platform cannot be outlined so far
ahond, and says thnt "something Is liable
to arise to pince an entirely ne?v phase
on tho situation from what lt appears
to-day." Well, the prophet Isaiah said:
"The peoplo that walked In darkness have
seen a great light," nnd lt ls possible that
oven Mr. Bryan may he brought to see
the light of pure Democracy before ho
A Few Foreign Facts.
Georgo Anthes, the tenor, who was
exiled by King Georgo of Saxony fot
lenadng Dresden for New York, has so
cured a position In Budapest, tho opera
In that city not belonging to tho the?
President tibubet, of Franco, has Just
purchased the Chateau do M?zene, sit?
uated near Morsane, In the neighbor?
hood whero M. Loubet's mother and
Charles Pago Bryan, United States
Minister to Portugal, Is fast becoming
popular In Lisbon, doubtless due, ns far
as the fair sex Is concerned, to tho fact
that he Is -"decidedly handsome bachelor
and ablo to hold his own ?vlth tho best
The King of Greece unveiled tills month
a statue of the Le?nidas of modern
Greece, Athanasois Dliikos, who, on May
?, 1821, held the bridge of Alamanna,
near Thermopylae, ?vlth the Bishop of
Salone, and a handful of men, against
Lending members of the French colo?
nial party recently discussed plajis for
development of cotton growing In the
French African colonies.
That the motorist cannot help reckless
driving was maintained by a.French sa?
vant In a recent meeting of scientists ln
Paris. Tho furore steals on them. In net?
ting out they Intend to go at a moderate
pace, but as they warm to tho work they
must rush on faster and fast?-?. Tho fly?
ing landscape through which they tear
forward produces the kind of giddiness
?vhlch Arabs say talco holu of them In
the fantasia. In this state motorists would
run down thoso nearest and doarest tc
them us unhesitatingly as though "they
wore so many animals.
Personal and General.
Tho building of Dr. Charcot's schooner,
the Why Not, is nearly completed, and
tho doctor hopos to bo ablo to sot forth
upon his Polar expedition at the^end of
Berkeley Divinity School, at MIddletown,
Conn., has elected tho Rev. Philip Mer?
cer Rhlnelander, of Washington, to tho
chair of ecclesiastical history, left vncant
by tho resignation of tho Rev. Frederick
Ground will be broken on Monday, May
25th, with appropriate exercises, for the
now McKinley Memorial College to bo
erected In the little village of Jasper,
Steuben county, N. Y. Mayor Wright, of
Buffalo, Is president of the Board of
Senator John C. Spooner, of Wisconsin,
hns bought the extonslve estate of tho
lato David Blanchard, at Pittsburg, tho
mesi northerly town ln New Hampshlro,
and will probably uso it for a stock farm
or gamo presorve,
The pollco enrollment of males ln Bos
tor., twenty years old nnd over, shows a
telai of 1.13.KS0, an In?rense of 12,000 over
tho assessors' list, made ono year ago,
and an Increase of 7.S95 over the voting
list of October 1st last.
Lawrence Sinter Benson, a mathemati?
cian and author, has Just died penniless
at the Newark City Hospital. He wrote
a number of books, the best known being
"The Sunny South."
North Carolina Sentiment,
Speaking of two eermons delivered in
Ne?v York Sunday on the negro question,
ono by Dr. D?vlght Hlllls and ono by Dr.
Parkhurst, the Charlotto Observer Hays:
"Tho difference bettveen these two di?
vines is that one discusses the race ques?
tion from lung range; tho other from a
knowledge of facts acquired hy contact
with tho situation which exists in the
.South. Ono knows what he Is talking
about; Ihe other doesn't."
The Durham Herald says:
"Siiniu of tho Democratic papers are as.
Burning an air of Independence without,
perhaps, recognizing It themselves. And
it is hound to gro?v. It Is not to any
man's liking to have to swallow things
without u murmur that are not palatable."
The 11??1??|??? News-Observer takes this
note Of things,!
"A now postofflO- nnmed Teddy?for tho ?
President?was established in Allegheny
county last week. Bo fnr none of the
censors of the people havo denounced this
permanent 'Insult to tho President,' as
they call newsiiuper reference to him us
Of tlio tobacco crop the Wlnslou-Salcin
"A smaller crop will tend to hold up
prices and keep them at a proli table,
pelili for the growor. It may lit- a long,
long while, however, before they uro ?is
high again as last fall. While labor, Q>
the ?viint of lt, tlgures In It. the principal
emise of a smaller crop Is thu dry sudi
that ls now mulcting us, and th? end nf
Which Is not lu sight, The situation at
present Is distressing,*!
The Concord Tribune says:
"In capital eases Judge Clark declares
It Is aim,,si Impossible to convict a man
Who is able to employ able counsel, and
further asserts that lt is useless to de
noiinco lyiichlngs where men believe that
In no other way can crime he suppressed,
It seems n> us Unit the Ohlof Justice has
11?11?1? eald the truth as It exists, ami the
time hns come for a stronger protection
In be thrown around tho cltl-ons of tho
Tlie Arsenic Supply,
Cunada Is about to bccoino the chief
source uf the world's' supply of arsenic,
The arsenic which for many years bullied
Ih??, golii miners at Hastings ?oiiit'y, On?
tario, In tholr efforts to extract tho pre
eloys melai from, its matrice, has becojne.
thi more .profitable of tho two minerals,
rills strange, turn of tho wheel of fortuno ,
hits been caused hy tho virtual exhaustion ?
?t ithe former chief source of supply of
insilile in Germany and llngland, together
with the superior quality und purity of
tho Cdij-Ulun product.
Tho Colonial Dames of America in tlie
Stnte of Virginia havo sent out vory
handsome Invitations for the Field Day
at Yorktnwn next Wednesday, May ?nth.
The Invitation cards are iiceoinpiinlod by
the re|Kirt of the recording secretary,
Mr?. D. It. Dashlell, printed as a book?
let, bearing the badge of the society and
tied with rihbon In Colonial blue,
The report enumerates tho accomplish?
ment of many Important ohms, nnd In?
dicates the development of work for tho
fn.iin . It Is (?..>?.?!>? and well written, giv?
ing the' outline In full without a super
The senior class of Franklin Female
Seminary, nt Franklin, Va., have sent
lnvltntlons to friends In Richmond for
tho ninth niinual commencement of tlio
Franklin Female Seminary.
The art reception was hold yesterday
afternoon from 3 to O o'clock. The Junior
chiHB will have its entertainment Satur?
day ovenlng at S o'clock. The baccalaure?
ato sermon will be delivered at 11 A. hi.
next Sunday by the Rev. A. H. Munaw.iv,
of Norfolk, Va. The senior class will
have It? entertainment Monday evening,
Mny 26th, nt ? O'clock, nnd ori Tuesday
morning at 11 o'clock tho graduating ex?
ercise*} will ho held. The Rev. W. B.
Benilchamp, of this city, will givo tho
The nnnuiti conceit given Tuesday nt 8
P. M. will lie the closing feature. ?
Tho first moonlight of the season will bo
given May ?ith under the auspices of the
Dailies' Aid Society of Onice on tho
steamer Pocnhont?e, which will go down
tho river to Dutch Gap nini return. A
searchlight, vocal and Instrumental music
and a superb electric orchestrion will fur?
nish entertainment. Refreshments will bo
'i'lie stoamor will leave tho wharf
promptly at 8 o'clock. Tho following In
?lies constitute the Excursion Commit?
Mrs. W. B. Murray, Mrs. C. B; Stacy,
Miss Daum. Warren, Mrs, F. T. Boy kin,
?Mrs. R. P, Orymes Mrs. M. Vf. Cren?
shaw, Miss Alleo Lelghi Mrs. A. W. Onr
ber, Airs. T. A. Drnnder, Miss T.oul?e
Leigh, Mrs. R. B. Green, Mrs. Vf. R.
Philips, Miss Rena Bargainln, Mrs. J. W.
Rlely. Mra. V'. K. Martin. Miss M. L.
Harrison, Mrs. W. G. Ferguson, Mrs, G.
M. Wilson, Miss Isa Smith, Mrs. A. 13.
Jordan and Mrs. J. R. Wheat.
Invitations have been received hero for
tho approaching marrlago of Miss Amilo
Sue Jones, tho sister or Mr. R. H. Jone??,
,of Scottsvllle, to Mr. Vf. P. Britten, Jr.,
of North Carolina.
Tho date of tho mnrrlnge has been fixed
for June 2d. In tho Calvary Baptist
Church, at Scottsvllle.
? ? ?
Mr. Everett A. Clay, of this city was
best man nt tho wedding of Miss L. B.
Staples to Captain C. A. Belch, which
took pla?je In St. John's Episcopal Church,
City Point, on Wednesday morning.
The church was decorated In palm? and
roses. Miss Mamie L. Belch was maid of
honor. Mr. Marvin W. Ulli, of Rloh?
mond, and Daniel Vf. Wiseman, of City
Point, acted as ushers.
Miss E. H. Epps was at tho orgnn. Tho
bride woro a golng-awny gown of mode
colored clota and carried brldo's roses.
Miss Mary E. Anderson and Mr. W.
Russell Miller wero married Tuesday
night by tho Rev. I. M. Mercer at hie
homo. The attendants wero Mr. George
TlnBley and Miss Kate Mlllor, sister of
Mrs. William H. Minor hns as her
guests Mrs. Vf. Vf. Minor and Miss Mary
Minor who have been stnying at tho sea?
side for several weeks. Miss Minor is
one of Clih.rlotteavllle'B most attractive
? ? ?
Mrs. P. N. .MoChesny and Mrs. H. O.
Chamberlain, of Washington, aro the
guests of Mrs. J. Willard Craig.
Miss Julia Magruder, tho .well-known
Southern authoress, and hor niece, Miss
Gibson, who recently went nbroad with a
party of Washington friends, aro now In
Paris whoro they aro being extensively
? * ?
Miss Mae Hill, who taught tho school
at Oroenwood, Va., hns returned to her
home near Richmond. Miss Hill recently
read an excellent essay before the Touch?
ers' League, She Is an accomplished and
attractive young lady.
Miss Katherine P. Bayllss, who Is under?
going treatment at the Orthopaedic Hos?
pital, Philadelphia, Pa-, Is Improving, and
hones to bo homo in a fow w*eeks.
Miss Bessie Epps. of Ffcrmvlllo, Va,,
has left for home after a delightful visit
to friends here.
Miss Evelyn P. Dipltrlck, who has been
111 with typhoid fovor, is now convales?
Mrs. C. C. Roberts, of No. G18 East
Franklin, has gone to Baltlmoro, where
she will permanently reside In tho fu?
Remarks About Richmond.
Newport News Press: A Richmond
brewer is announced as a probable can?
didato for the Mouse of Delogntes. It
will not be surprising to see tlio temper
anco element nt loggerheads with hlrn
during tho campaign.
Mongomery Advertiser: The Tlmes-DIs
patch figuratively throws up its hat In
rejoicing because the people of Richmond
are ''luxuriating In ?dear water." The
editor should visit Montgomery,
The coffee chewing habit Is Increasing
alarmingly. It Is easily contracted, be?
cause of the plensnnt tanto of the fresh
rensted berries and the exhilaration from
tho active principles of coffee being sim?
ilar to that from tlio alcohol ln beer and
whiskey, the habit Is hard to break. The
effects of coffee-eating are much moro
ma iked thnn those from tobacco using.
It wrecks tho nerves, yellows the skin
nnd destroys tho appetite.
Tlio Oerman herald's olii CO has followed
tho lend of Italy's, and bus tloolnred win
against all those who use titles of no?
bility without proper authority, even
against those who wrongfully use the
prolix "von." Among tho latter, however.
Is a class which cannot be touched, for
tho Jaw provides thnt nny on?, who has
used the prefix for forty-four years shall
not he deprived of it. An unkind phsepi'ei
snys that tho reason for this crusade Is
that tho market value nf German titles
In America has fallen very low.?New
York Commercial Advertiser.
? Republican View,
If free silver is dead, didn't Grover
Cleveland help to kill It by twice refusing
to vote for It? If tho Democrats are sin?
cere in their purpose to Juwe no more,
of freo silver, wouldn't the nomination
of Clevelnud be tho best ovldeuce of thOr
don version from this financial heresyi
We nre not yearning for Orovor's nomi?
nation, but It dooH seem that these are
pertinent Inquiries Just now.?Page
A t?mall Matter.
The Richmond Tlmes-Dlspatch refers
to. the somewhat aching void of silence
thut surrounds James IC. Joins iinont
tho Colvi'lanil linoni.' Does our cintoinrfio
rury for?et that Jtimesky is almost, or
quite, a millionaire?' Why ?liquid he worry
about such small mutters us the presi?
dential candidates??Montgomery Aikor
Rlchmonders In New York.
(Special to The Tlmes-7).lH|,iiloh.i
MjqyV YORK, May lil.-Waldorf. It,
Maxwell! New Amsterdam, Miss
St runt; Hoffman, II. L. Heart well; T. J.
Walser, 13. T. Matilda; Ashland, J. ?i.
AnUeraon; Grand, ,'13L Vf, Fawcett?
By WILLIAM MURRAY ORAYDON. Copyright, 1903.
AS TUR CHURCH BELLS WERE
The nntural feeling of elation, which
at first lent the young officer unbounded
Confidence nnd hopo, wns ere long suc?
ceeded by chilling double. He had ?
jotirnoy at in miles before him. not al?
lowing for detours, and It ?vus certain
that his enemies' would expect him to
aim for Mocrul, and that they would
?paro no pains to lntercopt and capture
Tho chief Incentiva to thut end was
tho fact that he possessed the secret of
tho great (conspiracy, land ventre-nee
enme next, lie hnd gained his freedom
at tho cost of much bloodshed, and the
tulwar, clotted with gore, had lost the
powor of rattling In its scabbard.
"It's Ulto a hideous dream," ho re?
flected. "And all In St short hours!"
Tho silver horn of tho moon flooded
tho grain fields with a soft nullanco.
Amid tho quiet, peaceful beauty of tho
night, under the ?Larry vault of the
summer sky, It was difficult for him to
grasp tho reality of the things ho had
soon nnd dono so recently.
The giant mass of the rock of Jhala?
pur, dark ns Indigo, faded to ...o south
?vard as ho rapidly continued his flight.
It. was a vaguo blur on the horizon, two
or three miles behind him, when he
reached tho borders of the Jungle.
And none too soon I A low, muffled
sound, s?volllng gradually in tlio rear,
told him that horsemen were hot on
his trail. Ho plunged Into the tangled
forest without a thought of the wild
animals that made It tholr homo. Hun?
gry tigers would he dangerous to meet,
but they wero pre feral?! o to Chandra
Singh's human brutes.
However, tho fierce denizens of ilio
Jungle kept their distance from him,
though ho heard them howling inure
than once. Guided solely by such In?
frequent glimpses ot the moon and stars
as ho could catch, ho pressed on for
hours, conquering fatigue by sheer force
of will?by the spurring memory of ?vh'it
depended on his reaching Meerut.
Ho designedly avoided the neighbor?
hood of Rampoora, though for moro
reason? than one he wished to go there,
nnd Estcourt would have given him a
horso and an escort. But the risk was
too great; he knew that his pursuers
would credit him with Just that Inten?
The night was over at Inst, and In the
cool grey dawn lie came to a patch nf
clearing hy a pool of water, where stood
the humble hut of a gross cutter. Ho
purchased ? breakfast of rice nnd chu?
pantes from the low caste Hindoo, glad?
dened his heart with a couple of rupees,
and bound him hy a sacred oath to hold
"How far Is It to Meerut.' ho Inquir?
"Four cosses, snht-," was tho unex?
Four coBSOB?eight English miles!
. "I'd hn\'o sworn I was nearer than
that," thought Jack, "I must have trav?
eled In a pretty crooked lino."
Ho made sure of his bearings, and
took to tho Jungle again. The nivenlng
creaturos of the night had slunk to their
lairs, and on all sides ho was greeted
by tho chnterlng of monkeys and parrots.
The sun, mounted higher nnd higher In
tho coppery sky, and tho heat began to
It was yet comparatively early ln the
morning, whon ho had pushed throuprh
brake and timber for a couple of miles,
that he hoard a shout at no great dis?
tance to tho rear, It drc?v a responee
from some quarter off to the left
"Thnt scoundrel of a grass cutter has
betrayed me," Jack concluded, wrathful
ly. "The thankless cur! What ani I to do
A spreading banyan tree offered the
safest protection, nnd ho was soon hid?
den In the ?very heart of It a dozen feet
above the ground. A crotch formed hy
half a dozen thick boughe made him a
comfortable seat, and he ' was shaded
by a dense green canopy of foliage.
Ho needed shelter badly, for In a short
timo tho rnjah's sleuth hounds ?vere all
around him. He saw the transient glit?
ter of cold steol?tho sparkle of the sun
on spear point and rifle barrel. A couple
of mounted matchlock men passed di?
rectly beneath him, nnd three so?vars
of the bodyguard rode by within us muny
He gathered from their scraps of con?
versation that othor small squads of
searchers hnd pressed on to lurk In the
vicinity of rinmpora nnd to watch Iho
approaches to Meerut,
The echo of tho chase, the sound of
hoof and voice, died away In the. dis?
tance. It was the dry, torrid season of
tho year, ?vhon between sunrise nnd sun?
set Europeans, lie in dnrkened rooms
with servants sinking tho window mats
and pulling the punknk strings.
The intenso heat made Jack's eyes
heavy. He tied himself fast ?vlth his
belt, throw his head back, and was
quickly lost lo consciousness.
lie slept long and soundly nnd when
ho awoke ho smv by the sun's slnntllig
ruys that evening ?vas noar nt hand. Ho
listened for a fo?v moments, but the jun?
gle was silent, and peaceful, except for
the chirping of birds anil tho noise of
monkeys at play. | Ho climbed to Ihe
ground, took his hearings, and set off
In the direction of Meerut.
"I'll roach there Jnsl nbout dark," he
reflected, "?vhon It will be easy to slip
by any of Chandra Singh's fellows who
may be/on the watch. They won't ven?
ture very near to the to?vn."
He hnd yot ubout six miles to travel,
nnd as he wail unwilling to toke the
sllghest risk, he kepi lo tho tangled fast?
nesses of the Jungle and avoided ?Inythlng
llko the semblance nf a trodden path.
He was hungry and thirsty, and his
bruised heart throbbed dully with puln,
but the thought of his secret sustained
him. Hissing etrpents glided out of his
path and the distant roar of a tiger
troubled him for a moment. He pushed
Un litui put throo miles nnd moro be?
hind him ?vhon he caino to a .!_,n-i|i-rk
that was fumlllar to htm?? clump of
gray bowlders noar ?vhlch he ]Vid speared
a grlssly old bear a few weeks'previous,
Presently tho Jungle grow thin tiriti
patchy ani*, ho begnn to prnctlee what
Knowledge of woodcraft he had picked
up from r(-skins and voyageurs in Can?
The day wns Sunday, nnd thnt fact
?va? suddenly borne tn his mind by a
swept, musical sound that Moated from
afar on the still air. It ?vus the ring?
ing of church hell? for the evening ser?
vice, and they told him that he ?vus
drawing near to Meerut, Another mllj
Would bring him to the cantonments, t?vo
miles to the north of ?vhlch lay tho town
The sun had dropped now below the hori?
zon lu a haze of scarlet and purple and
gold. The night would fall very soon
and swiftly, for ln the east there ls no
period of twilight, and darkness presses,
on the heels of the orb of day.
Tlio Sjhndowa deepened around Jack,
and ho Wns till creeping through tint
straggling I,orders of thu forest, keeping
,j sharp lookout for danger, when ho ??as
?artieri by a very diff?rent sound from
Ihe tolling of church bells.
Thero ?var Hrst the report of a gun,
th? n fdvcral moro shots, anil then a
spluttering, (.'ruckling, fusillade of rrjue?
ketry, that broke, barelli/ .und on|ln0U8ly
on thp caini of the Sabbath evening. The
ilrir.g slackened, ami died a?vay, und. In
stead a Binili, qngrj' clamor p,pured' from
?cores of throats made itself hoard die.
"My God, it Is mntlny-r?voltl" " the'
young officer cried ?aloud. "Tho Sepoyt
nre murdering their officers!"
? CHAPTER XII.
'MID FLAME AND SHOT.
The cackling of a gooso saved anclen!
Romo from destruction, nnd a woman'?
tongue precipitated tho revolt of tho Bon?
gal native army.
A very briof digression from the thret*4
of tho story will mako clour to the reader
?Ahnt Imponed at Moorut on that torrlbl?
Between 0 and 7 o'clock, ae tho British
nololer? and clvlllnns wero on tholr way
to church, a Sopoy troopor, swaggerlne
through the town bazaars, threw a light
kiss at a painted and. deflowered Illudo?
girl who wns lolling over the balcony.
"I tnko no klsn from such as you," uh?
replied, with stinging mookery In he?
voice. "Coward! Whero are your coiai
Tho Sepoy understood and his face dark?
eiud; many similar taunts and sneers he
hnd borne patiently during the last fow
But now It woe different. Ho had been
drinking* heavily, and his tnmpor was a
flrehran?], ready for tho match, With an
onth ho rushed off towards tho barracks,
"To horso I To horse, comrades 1 To th*
rescue of our persecuted brothorsl"
It waa done beyond recall?done by ?
scathing word flung carelessly from *
woman's lips. Tho cry spread, gathered
fury and passion ns It ran from mouth
Within an.Incredibly brief space of tlmf
the Eleventh nnd '.Twentieth Sepoy Regi?
meiits were nsscmblcd rlocously on the
parade ground, whero they shot dowq
their commanding officer, Colonel Finnin.
before they broke Into open revolt.
And meanwhile tho troopers of tho.Thlr?
Nntlve Light Cavalry mounted and rodi
t? the Jail, burst tho doors and released
their condemned comrndes Ond turnei
loose with them more than 2,000 of th?
lowest types of criminals?thieves an?i
murderers, dacolts nnd thugs.
"Deen! Deen!" rang tho awful cry thnt
wns to echo shortly from end to end ol
India. "Slay and spare noti Tho raj ot
tha ferlnghce Is pn?t!"
Mutineers and rabido swept on to thtj
cantonment and tho town. Boon th<
bnrmoks were blazing, and from burn?
ing houses and bungalows lurid masse?
of flanio rose to the blood-red skies.
Bayonet nnd muskot stock, saber ami
tulwar did their merciless work. Men,
women and children wero ruthlessly,
slain, and very few woro able to escape.
Then, flushed with triumph and ant?,
mated by a common purpose, the re?
volted troops?the Third Cavalry and
the Eleventh and Twentieth Regiments
of infantry?took the road to Delhi,
leaving tho released felons to ?apt on
their orgies of looting and murder with
a free hand.
And the European soldiers of tho gar?
rison? whero were they? History hasj
no satisfactory answor to the question,
no explanation of the blunder.
But It mny bo said hero that the
Dragoon Guards, after losing themselves
In the smoky hazo and going several
miles astrny, finally sturrihlcd upon tha
parade ground and found thore tho Fusi?
liers nnci tho Horso Artillery waiting for
There wns no ono lo givo crrders, nnd
on th?.? parndo ground they all remained,
blvouncklng under arms, through thai
dreadful night. Hnd thoy pursued th*
rebels, ns thoy might have done and
were strong enough to do, tho story' of
the great mutiny would hnvo mado quito
To return to Lieutenant Fane, whom
we left nt some distance from Meerut,
nnd Just at tho moment when the calm
of the evening was shnttered by tho rat?
tle of musk?'try and the swelling clamor?
of savage voices.
He know well whnt they meant?in?
surrection, murder nnd the rescue of th<
condemned nntlve troopers. The shock
fnlrly stunned him nt first, and then he
remembered thnt his place of duty wa?
with his men; thnt he must Join his com?
pnny of the Fusiliers.
But would that he possible? he asked
himself, doubtfully. He set off at a run,
tearing blindly through the reeds and
vegetntlon, nnd never thinking of dan?
ger from nny of his pursuers who might
be lurking nbout. It wns now quite
dark", but within ten or fifteen minutes
he had nn unerring guide ,to mnrk his)
way?tho red glare that was sp*\adlng
over the starry sky.
Suddenly tho sparse trnct of Jungle
ended, nnd he emerged nn tho white,
dusty surface of the Delhi rond, at ?
point nearly hnlf ? mllo to tho south of
the cantonment's. The tumult In front
of him wns by (his time ? horrid pnnde
monium. ns If the very lower regions
hnd broken lof.se.
To venture nny further without some
definite knowledge of whnt wns hiking
pince, Jnck reflected, would he moro
than risky. He climbed thirty feet into
? tall tree, nnd from thnt altitude could
look over the level country.
(To be Continued.)
Young Ladles and Gentlemen to Cruise
and Fish Next Week.
A party of ladies nnd gentlemen, mostly
from this city, will go for a fishing cruise
In the waters of Virginia nnd Maryland
on Saturday next nbonrd Mr. M, H. Han?
lino's yacht, Tresla. Tho Tresla will ur
rlve hero from Now xork to-day, and
the party will begin tholr cruise to-mor
Tho party will lie chaperoned by Mr,
and Mrs. Chufles Wolldiniin, of Now Or?
leans, and Mrs. Slg Hartman, of Baiti?
moro, und will be composed of tho fol?
lowing ladles and gentltin'eii: Misses tan?
nie Mltteldorfer, Rosa Kaufmann, Mr,
and Mrs. M. B, Fl?rsheim Misses ?.
Myers, May June Brauer, Sam Waller?
stein, ?. Car?n, I. Iseinan and Miss Hat?
The omise will last for nbout ton days,
and will be largely in the waters around
Save Your Money?
One box of Tutt's Pills will nv(
many dollars in doctors' bill?*?
They will surely cure all dixcaeet
of tbe stomach, liver or bowel?,
No Reckless Assertion?
For sick headache, dyspepsia,
?alaria, constipation and bilious*?
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