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FutitWie?! Daily nnd Weekly nt No. 4 North Tenth Street, Richmond, Va. Entered January 27, 1003, at Richmond, Vn., ne Second Class Matter, under Act of Congress of March 8, 1870. The DAILY TIMES-DISPATCH Is ?old at 2 perils ? copy. The SUNDAY TIMES-DISPATCH Is ?old nt ? cents ? copy. DAILY TIMES-DISPATCH by mall? ?0 rents ? montili $fi.00 a year, $2.50 for six months; $1.(5(1 for lineo months. SUNDAY TIMES-DISPATCH by mail $2.00 ? year. The DAILY TIMES-DISPATCH, In? cluding Sunday, by Carrier, 15 cents per week'. The SUNDAY TIMES-DISPATCH, by Carrier, fi cenfs per week. The WEEKLY TIMES-DISPATCH, $1.00 yenr. ,? , All unsigned Communications will he leiected. Rejected Communications will not be returned unless accompanied by stamps. Uptown Office nt T. A. Miller's, No. fill) Enst Rrond Street. FRIDAY, ?1?? 23. 1003. THE POSTOFFICE SCANDAL. Postmntster-Gcnernl Pnyne wns nt first iSlsposed to make light of the chnrges preferred against officials In his deport? ment, but his eyes are now opened, for he has discovered that tho charges nre .Well grounded. Indeed, Indications now point to corrupt practices unequalled, Ban*? In the ndmlnlstrntlon of General Grant. It appears that August AV. Ma? chen, ten years superintendent of Treo delivery In the Postonico Department, and a man of considerable influence In Republican politics, has been regularly putting1 money Into his pocket by the rake-oft system. According to tho evl flence In hand, he would mako contracts ?with this man or tho othor to furnish supplias for his department with nn agreement In advance that he should re? ceive a commission on the sales. Enough evidence has been procured to show that be has thus far received bribes amount? ing to $22,000. Tills was not received In a singlo transaction, hut in many, tho rake-offs ranging from hundreds to thou? sands, according to tho nmount Involved. In one caso he contracted with a con? cern for the purchase of box fasteners, .which consist of two pieces of cast Iron, with a contrivnnco for holding together With a spring, tho whole being a simple Hevlce by which letter boxes nro clnsped to upright iron posts. It ls snld that these fasteners cost In the making about E5 cents each, but they were sold to the government undor Mr. Mnchon's contract with tho Inventor at $1.25 each, and the total nmount paid for them slnco 1S94 wus $1'0.003. The government Is rich and able to lose this sum of money without feeling It. ,-*Bnt Mr. Mnchen's crime ls nono tho less infamous, if, as the Postmaster-General alleges, he Is guilty. Hero was a mnn holding a high and responsllo position In government, tho trusted representa? tive of the people, whose duty It wns to administer his department as economi? cally as possible, yet deliberately onter Jng Into a contract with rascnls to supply the government with insignificant de? vices at ap enormous price undor nn agreement also that a part of .tho money thus filched from the government should go into his own pocket. AVo lock our doors against thieves, nnd If thoy break through and steal, we say bad luck to tho locks and pocket our lessees with as good grace as *wo may. Vf o do not expect any better of tho thief. But when we put a trusted man In charge of our uffalrs, when we give blm tho run of the house and commit our Interest to him, wo do expect htm,?o-.be honest and upright, nnd If he steels ho Is'worse than a common thief, for In addition to tho theft ho. out? rageously abuses our trust. Tho public Dl?clal who does this thing Is a thief and a traitor, and no punishment is too ?pevere for him. It ls humiliating, It ls almost alarming, ?when discoveries of this sort nro mude. Jt causes tax-payers to bo anxious. It gives all honest mon the creeps tu fool that in the most trusted position's of government there ara thieves and traitors ready to profit at tho expense of the people. When a man of Machen'? prominence betrays his trust, tax-payers jmtursily ask themselves. Who can be trusted? and their suspicions against ofll? cers ,ln general are apt to bo aroused, Thero ls some comfort, howovor, In the fact that these frauds In the Postoftloe Department have boen discovered, and tliat tho delinquents are to be dealt with according to their deserts. It Is some? thing to know that this Investigation ban been conducted feurh-ssly, mid that there lias been no attempt at concealment, Investigation and exposure und con? digit punishment aro the only remedies for these evils. Whenever a suspicion exists, certainly whenever a eburno has lir-en made, there nhoulil bo a prompt and thorough Investigation, mid un honest and fearless effort made to ascertain the facts. That Is tho rulo to tie pursued In all departments of government, na? tional, Btutr; and local, ami heneo It Is that wo most cordially commend tho ac? tion of the Board of Ablcrineii of the city of Richmond for determining to In? vestlgate charges that have been muflo against ini.*-.-in member* und former rnembeis of that body. Let thu i-ominlittie jirohe deep. I.ct II fimi ?,ut tint fails und let It discharge In plain duty without ?fear or favor, vindicating tlio Innocent, und exposing the guilty, If (jullty they be. A HAPPY R?d?MNCE, It was Hliite.il In our lutai columns yes ?Ul'dny that inasmuch us tbe Barksdale puro elections law. Imposing a penally ?upon candidate? tor tit?? offer or ?in or ?money or other valuable consideration^ to win the votoi. or ?u}>port of voters, does not become elTecUvfl u'1"1 htt.-r on, pandi? d?tes are delaying (heir announcements. ??'If a mail announces himself a t-aiull ?jato now for th? Oenetal Aawmhly or |ui it. couuty oUlcv?," ?}f report ^rotctd?, "he would subject himself to appeals for employment and financial assistance by those experienced county and city men who have for years received pay for their sendees." That practice which has for bo long beon In vogue In Virginia has been a disgrace to our politics, nnd If the pure elections law does nothing more than to brenk It up It will not be In vain. Here In Richmond thero are men who mnke It their busings, nnd their only business, during a campaign, to go around nnd perform some work In the Interest of some cnndldnte, nnd sometimes "political clubs" nre organine?! for revenue only. It Is a hnd practice and it hns doubtless deterred mnny a gond mnn from running for office. Apnrt from the expense In? volved, It must bo moRt obnoxious to a good nnel upright man to be nngged nt nnd hounded by a lot of "political work? ers," so-called, who nre In politics simply and solely for the llttlo pay that they cnn pick up, nnd whoso services nro to ho hnd by the highest bidder, rcgnrdlesB of considerations of merit or fitness. Much of tho money expended In this direction hns found Its way Into tho whiskey shops nnd has been used In political debauch? ery. The cnndldates nro nlmost power? less. OccnRlonnlly some of them havo come out boldly and announced that they would spend no money In this ?direction, but other cnndldates have felt that their success depended upon employing the "field agents," and when tho money once went out of their possession Into tho hnnds of tho ngents, It was impossible for tho cnndldnte to control It, and tho ngonts uscii It ns thoy plensed. Thnt ls tho troublo nbout using money In elections, and thnt Is why thero was such a demand for a law prohibiting the uso of money In any way whatever by candidates In tho prosecution of a cam? paign. No matter how good a man was, no matter how ho might have tried to keep, the money which ho put out from being used Improperly, It wns Impossible for him to control It when once It hnd passed out of his hnnds. We sincerely hope that this law will be obeyed In tbo spirit ns well ns In tho let "ter, and that It will mark tho beginning of a much needed reform In Virginia politics. PETERSBURG COTTON MILLS. A now-corporation has been chartered with a capital stock of one million dol? lars, to tako over tlie cotton mill Inter? ests In and around tho city of Petersburg, and wo hope that this moans that these mills will now ho put upon a substantial footing, thoroughly equipped with new machinery and operated to tho full ox trnt of their capacity. Tho cotton mills of the South have been uniformly suc? cessful, nnd there ls no sufllclent reason why that Industry should not pay In Petersburg and In Richmond. We are closo to the cotton Holds, wo have good wntor power, wo hnve splendid transpor? tation facilities, and ?.ve nro nearer to tho Northern markets than tho success? ful mills of the South. Rut In order to carry on thlB industry successfully It la necessary to have tho host machinery and to use tho modern methods of manufacturo. Oid-tlmo ma? chinery and old-time methods will not do. Tho success of the Southern cotton mills hns been duo rather to their splendid equipment than to any advantage which they have over the North In tho matter of labor. It ls true that tho Southern mills hnvo an ndvnntngo in bolng ???????? In the cotton fields, and It Is also true that these mills havo hail less trouble with labor than tho Northern mills, be? cause our people are natives and nro on bettor terms with their employers, but tho greatest advantage of nil Is tho up to-dato machinery which tho Southern mills are using. TO ITS OLD LOVE. Mr. C. Vf. Garr?s, chairman of the South Carolina Railroad Commission, s-ild In a recent Interview that "It began to look ns If the old-time nlllnnce between thn South and tho East, with consequent victory, wero coming around." This refers, of course, to the Demo? cratic party. Up ?? 1806 the Democrats of tho East?that iH to Bay, the Demo? crats of tho Northern tier of States?and the Democrats of tlio South, stood shoul? der to shoulder togother In all political contests, and they modo a strong and sometimes an Invlnclblo combination. Neertliorn Democrats stood by us man? fully and almost affectionately in our time of troublo, helping us to defeat the Infamous forco bill and kindred meas? ures designed to harass and distress tho South. Thoy woro friends in need, and friends true and tried. But In an evil iniitiiont the Southern Democrats* turned tluilr backs upon them and formed an al? liance with tho West. Whnt was the result? Tho party gained a fow Insignifi? cant States In tho Went, und gained tho support ?if somo of tlie Western Popu? lists, but wo lust Now York and other In? fluential Northern States, ami wo lost thousands and hundreds of thousands of lenellng Democrats in tliat section. ? "Wo aro not going lo ralte up old scores; wo are not going to quarrel about tho past; hut tlio South miule a poor liar? gain Indeed when It exchanged the North for tlio AVest, and it Is now timo for the Routii to repudiato that bargain and make friends ?meo mors wlih lier friends at tlio North. It Is significant and It is rena iitiing that so prominent a man as Mr. Garr?s, of South Carolina, Bhould mako tho Htatemont above credited to him, and wo hopo nial believe that ho speuks for the great hotly of Southern Democrats. There Is no natural afllllatlon between tlio Houth and the West, politically speaking, Tho South Is, par excellence, the Domo? ora?!0 section of the country. Th? purest Democracy haa ulwaya been found in thla section. ??"? are, by naturo, by education and By tradition, Democrats, wli.reas tbo peoplo of tbe Middle West, the peoplo of Kansas nnd Nebraska and States of Unit section, uro by naturo antl education Populista; and there can bo no truo adulation between Democrats and 1'opullsts. Moro than that, tlio Interests of. tho South arp moro nearly identified With those of the No."th tluin with those of tlio West. Oeneiully speaking, the Demo? crats of tho North and tito Dem?crata of tho South are agreed upon the princi? ples of Democracy, and agreed upon the policies that should ba pursued, hy tho party. It Is the natural afllllulltm, und the strength o? tlio party Uta lu tliat ? ulllllullou. Tbdl is the only combination which cnn win. if the party is to be dominated by the West, defeat ls Inevi? table. In Baltimore the Society for the Pre? vention ot Cruelty to Animals has dis? covered that It ls a common practk-e among colored drivers nnd stablemen to put what ls called "blood root" into mulos' food. It ls snld to have about the same effect upon mules nnd other finl mnls that Intoxicants hnvo upon liurnnn | beings. It Inspires new energy nnd for the time being tbo animal will show n.n unusual amount of spirit, but like all other drugs or opiates, whon Its effoct wears off, the nnlmal Is w?ank and stu? pid. Blood root ls of reddish color and tho breath of tho animal upon whom It Is usod has a vile odor. We wonder If tills root has been similarly used In Rich? mond? Tho Episcopal Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia, In session nt Roan? oke, promptly and nlmost unanimously voted ngalnst any cluiuge In the name of the Church. The Council of tho Vir? ginia diocese in session at Winchester lnst week took similar action. There Is a great deal in a name. Tbo Episcopa? lians of Virginia are in love with tholr church and In love with tho nomo undor which the church has prospered, and they aro not going to submit to any chango without a protest. The lato Benjamin F. Jones, tho nostor of Pittsburg'.?) great Iron and steel busi? ness, did not tako much etock In the views of his co-lnhorer, Mr. Carnegie, about the Impropriety of dying poor. If ho did ho left tho Job of Dueling out how to turn tho trick to his wife nnel four children. Mr, Jones' will bus been probated In the Pittsburg court?? und It Is thus learned that ho left every cent of bis enormous ostato of sixty millions to them, nnd Incidentally put in some In? structions ns to how they hnd best han? dle the snmo in order to keep It In the family. Tho llttlo ballawlck of Rhode Island 1? declared to bo In a stato of political up? heaval, and thero us those wS? predict that what there is of It will ero long get Into tho doubtful class on tho politi? cal line-up of tho Stntes of the Union. Be that ns it mny, It is certnln that u yery astonishing political fcvont occurred there bust Monday. As the Providence Journal putH It, "tho said old town of Foster" broke nwny from tho Repub? lican party, "for the first time In many years," In ? town election. The current Issue of the Commonor contains a vigorous attack on Cleveland, In which Mr. Brynn says: "Defeat with? out Mr. Cleveland would be better for the Democratic party thnn victory with him at the head of tho ticket." In the sumo pa por is un oft-repeated excoriation of several thousand people who thought the .same way at a time when another man headed tho ticket. An English astrologlst makes the start? ling phopbecy that the Czar of Russia win dio a natural death In Juno, and thnt England and Japan will form an alliance thnt will lick Russia and Franco before Chrlstmns. "If you nro not for me, you are ngnlnst me,'? said tho President, ns '-- '-ought down his right foot on the floor with a whnek, nnd wo nil know where Mr. Ilnn na lined up. The R?publicain party has about de? cided to take Hanna at his word and not forco a Presidential nomination up? on him. **? Wo observe that tho free-pass Inhibi? tion has in no way decreased tho num? ber of office-seekers In this dear old Commonwealth. Manchester has Just reached the flrst cluss grade In tho matter of population. In other respects Manchester has beon llrst-class all along. The more Brother Payno dives Into -tho postoffice business the more cause ho finds for regretting that ho shot off his lip too eurly. When Mr. Cleveland ontered Carneglo Hall tho other night thoro seemed to como an echo from the St. Demis dodicatlon. Well, Mr. Quay has endorsed Penny packer's administration, press muzzle and all. Tho Philadelphia cartoonists, as well as tho editors, continue to talk through tholr muzzles. And now they aro talking about a now western State, to bo called Cyeloho Cyclones and raln-fltorms permitting. Ohio will givo tho President the prom? ised booBt next Wednesday, What a fortuno Mr. Cleveland could make if ho would only consent to syndi? cate his fish stories. Oli/lo Republicans can fight harder nnd harmonize quicker than any follia on earth. "Now, Uncle Mark, piense don't."?T. Roosevelt. "I have don'ted."?M, llanna. Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews' mino no longer ornamenta tho Conununer's P. II. list. Tho Western Union might try tho wire? less over tho wreck In Peniiaylvnnla. VIUC.INIA LAW R ISO I ST IOR. Vol V, May, lin?. No. 1, George Bryan, editor, J. I'. Beli & Co., Byncliliiirg. with this, th? first number of volume 9 of ilio Virginia l.iw Register, Mr, Geo. Bryan, of tlio Richmond bar, who has for some limo been tho associato editor of the Virginia i?nw neglster. tftHoa full chingo of it as editor, Mr. VV. ?-? Wie having retired from tho editorship with tho last number, 'This number contains a very good pic? ture of Mr. l.llo, who ao long und ably edited, the virginia l.aw Register? The opening article In Ibis number Is bv Mr. Qeoi'go f'axton, of Hie Norfolk (Va.) bar, and la enlllleil "tega! 'l'Ilio In I'tiHo of Satisfied Trusta lu Virginia." Tim recent decision? reported in full aro Ciarli va.. I.ai'i'cinorii (U. H. Supremo Court), Hoeclmr vs. Foster (Court of Ap? peals of West Virginia! unti tbo follow? ing S'irglnlu cases: N' ,iort News, etc. Co. vs. Bulto; ?. & /, Rwy, Co., vs. Borrow; Patterson vs. Blnghiuu; City of Kit liinond vs. Sitteriling, nnd Dunvlllo Itali way, etc., Co., Vs. iltwiuett. Thero aro the usual dopar!niente do? veteti to "lkiltoriai.s," "Notes of Cases,'1 I "jUtiicelluny" and "-Ueoli .?^.vJews," . ?^4Hr^^H^-^^^'I^.^.^'^l?^'^l^I^'I??^?.^?I?^^'^'^^^^^"^?t %Xaif J?ourWith \\ tri'rytnia editors. '.'. ?*?l-H-*4 i-W?^?^-l-|?|-i-K"r-H-H-I-bt The Roanoke Times, dlscuselng the "Get Rich Quick" schemes, nays: J/>t us emphasize Oil? point: Any concern which cnn clear a thousand por cent, profit on a deal would never Induco nneitber to shoro It. Let those frauds alone. You may know of some one who hns profited by It, but If so It was merely for a bait to entrap others. The Virginia Gazette (Wllllainsburg) snys: Loenl option provnlls In York, James City nnel Wllllainsburg. We now Itivo u chanco to givo It a fuir sind Impartial trial. If a good thing, We will keep It, If a hnd thing, we will riel ourselves of It In short, order. That's Americanism, not j fanaticism, Thn New Castle Record wants to see tho dog law rigidly enforced In Us county, nnd snys .? Thoro nro ninny farmers nnd stockmen who own dogs that are actual necessi? ties 'nbout the. farms, nini to them the lux comes as a protection against thieves nnd puts tho dug in the list of personal property, with a Valuation. It Is a good law In protecting the sheep Industry from the ravages of docs; In lending to rid the country of a lut of worthless curs; In creating a fund for a worthy cause. The Petersburg Index-Appeal makes this point: Of course, neither the action of the Legislature In regard to the Munii bill, nor Its futuro action with respect to pro? hibition, e*in finally fix the status of the D?mocratie party on tlio liquor question, though voters may properly hold the party responsible for the nets of Its rep? resentatives In tho Legislature. The final status eif Mio pnrty must ho fixed by the Democratic voters themselves In a Stato convention; A Few Foreign Facts. Tho Countess of Warwick, who has dono considerable writing In tho past. Is now giving tho finishing touches to a history of Warwick ('iiHtle. Sho has been at work on tho publication for five years. A Vienna letter says that the upholders of tho anti-Semitic pulley of certain Aus trlans nro greatly displeased with tho latest literary production of Carnieri Syl? via, Queen of Reun?anla. The work Is u drama vividly portraying the sorrows of a Jewess deserted by her own people and persecuted by all the world. Tho piny Is described ns "tremendously dra? matic," nnd would command attention aside from the Interest sure to attach to nny production of the royal authoress. A committee, of which the Duko of Argyll ls president, and Samuel Green lees, of London! chairman, Is about to lesile nn appeal to the British public for funds to establish a memorial In London to the late Sir Hector Mucdonnld. In the preliminary notice the exploits of General Mncdonnld are s<et forth, from his early days on the march to Kanda? har to his deeds In South Africa, ,???? G. W. Steevens' description of Macdonnld nt Omdurmnn is quoted. Mile. Sarklsova, a Russian opera singer, was traveling some time ago on the Trans-Caucasian Railway when the train ran oft the line and five of her teeth were knocked out. Mlle. Sarklsova brought nn notion against tho railway company, claiming that, as the loss of five, front teeth prevented her-from sing-, ing, she was entitled to heavy damages.' Tho civil court in St. Petersburg has Just awarded her $.10,000 compensation. ? Personal and General. Bishop Henry Moeller has received ofll clal appointment as coadjutor to Arch? bishop Eldor in the Cincinnati diocese. Dr. George Adam Smith, of Glasgow, Scotland, nn authority on the Old Testa? ment, who came here to lecture at the Western Reserve University, ls 111 Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland. Mrs. M. L. Wndlelgh has beon appoint? ed a Kansas Insurance examiner. The Kansas Insurance commissioner was the first otllclal to appoint a woman as ex? aminer of Insurance companies. Bishop Potter was sixty-eight years old on Sunday, and the pupils of tho Choir School of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, presented lo him a richly bound copy of the Epistles of St. John. Captain Clough Overton, who was kill? ed last week In a bolo rush In the Phil? ippines, had Just previous to his dent h finished constructing tho thl?Ty-mile road that led Into the Moro country In Mln dnnao. DAILY FASHION HINT. Ladies' Shirt-Walst Pattern. This waist, with its Dute-hosa olpeing unti ono pleat on i-boulder. is a partiell? liuly suitable model for an embroidery design. Tin? waist should ho of smooth? ly finished millennia, as the idea is to impart nil decoration, with Iho noodle. '??? material mny Im of liui'ii or any of th? new witistinge which will permit of embroidery. No. 5,0?0? sizes 32, 34, 3(1, 38 and 40, bust measure. ?In receipt of 10 cents this pattern will lie sent to any address. All urden, must bo directed to TUE I.1TT---'? FOLKS PATTERN CO., 7? JW1? Ave? llilo, New York. When ordering pleaso do ",ot fail to .mention number. No. 5,coo. Si/e. Name Adiln THE MAN ABOUT Town -BY? Harry Tucker PA IDT CAT.KNPAR. ?1061?Richmond goes dry. ?0?4?Another brewery started on the suburbs. ? * ? We have been Informed by Mister Joe West thnt he Is utili the main guy In the C. nnd O. trips to Ocean View and other places In tlmt vicinity. Wo don't see why ha should mine the point with us, for wo have newer dis? puted the fact that he Is still one of the main guys. In fact wo knew before he told us,? that ho hnd au m pin io do with tho Sun day excursions, for wo ntnrl'-rt to go on ono of them without preparing out-self with tho necessary credentials, thinking tbo tremendous pull we had with the railroad company would be sufficient tn put UH through to Norfolk, where wo expected lo call on our friend ?McDowell nt his hot-el, when Mieter West he.ij us up, and It wns nil off with up. We know very well thnt Mlaler West Is the mnln guy, nnd we know that here? of! er wo must pr?vido olirseli with tlio necessary credentials beforo wn attempt to embark for Ocenn View or nny other seaport town. They tell us, though, that fish nre biting good nt Ocean View, and wo haVe made up our minti that tho m-xt trip wo tnl..; to Ocean View wo will carry nome halt with UH, nt least tho kind We can got from Frank Anthony, Lonnlo Moore of Wiley Lawrence, When a fellow starts out early In th?? evening to show a friend the train, and gets homo early In Ihn morning, and Iiiih to got down town nt ??:.??, and lina to wnlt until dinner for his breakfast, and then can't oat anything until supper, nnd feels awful even then, it can't be expected that ho oan go out nnrl mako himself ngree nblo at nn evening party. It's hard for ? fellow to alng a song or tell a story when he has spent the prmdotis evening showing a friend the towa. And It's hnrd for him to explnln the whole thing to his host girl, whose brown eyes nro liable to fill with tears, the sight of which breaks him nil to pUjoos. The best ho can do Is to go off Into the park ami try to cntch a nnp, so ho mny ?oso all remembrance of what happened the night before. ? ? f "Things nro seldom what they seem. You'd rather drink soda than eat Ice cream. We can't ride ?. camel, but we can a gont, When the weather Is hot, wo will doff our conL" These beautiful lines came te un from that classic city of Lynchburg, written In purplo Ink hy a typewriter. There is a fine sentiment contained in the lines. It must ho hot In Dynchburg, nnd ns wn belong to ? "Slilrt-Wnlst Club." or? ganized one dny In Branch AllOn1", we hope that our friend will find InTnself ffeo to go nbout the streets without his coat, and not causo comment from the masses, North Carolina Sentiment. The Hnlelgh Times says: Although Senator Simmons' position on the race question nppenrs the logical one, yet the negro will undoubtedly wn?it to take another look beforo ho accepts It. "?ducation and dreams of "position"? are ? far more enticing to the negro than a pair of plow handles. ? -?. The Ashevllle Onzette remarks: The "race problem" la being fought out In tho New York pulpits. This Is evidence that the problema of New York city nro too much for the preachers. A distant problem Is always easier and safer to handle Tho hard-henrtod Raleigh Post says: Wo are not going to put on nny mourn? ing because of those automobile deaths at Paris. Wo never felt the slightest int? imino to put on crepe because tho fool who wont up In a balloon carne down llko a stick. Peoplo who venture upon such foolhardy performances, well know? ing tho danger, deserve as brief an epi? taph uh can bo given?and prompt for getfulneas. Tho Ashevllle Citizen thus refers to two distinguished Carolinians: Wo Judgo from ono or two recent news? paper articles that tho Hon. Marlon But? ler Ih again abl6 to sit up politically and take notice. But the lion. Otho Wilson Ih still unheard from. Tho Durham Hernld'-s logic is condensed thus: If tlie Democratic party Is only cater? ing to those who supported the ticket last timo it wero useless to put out a ticket. Colonel Cntlctt Ready. Colone) Robert Catlett. acting Attor? ney-Genera I, has Jusi finished the prepa? ration of KOino briefs In cases which will ciime up In tlio Supremo Court of Wytho evlllo next month, In these mutltrs Colo? nel Cntlott will nppenr for tho j3lntp, owing lei the continued Indisposition of Attorney-General Andorson. Duff-Gibson. (Speclnl to The Tlmes-Dlspntch.) OASTLEWOOD, VA., May ??S.-Buniliiy afternoon Mr. Samuel H. Duff and Mrs. 1? lorenco Gibson, accompanied by several friends, drove to Lebanon ami were mar? ried, Rev. F. Barney Thompson eilllcjnt ing. 'i'ho bride was tim young widow of tho late John B. Gibson, of this place, und the bridegroom Is a popular young carpenter ?f Norton, Vn. They loft Monday illuming on the west hound trnln I'm? Norton, where they will make their futuro homo, For Infants and Children. The Kind You Havo Always Bought Bears the Signature of GRASS WIDOWERS' RATES. Cliesapuake & Ohio Railway, Com? mence Saturduy, dune 6th. Gl'usa Widowers' excursion tickets will bo Hold by the Chesapeake nnd Ohio Hall? way, commencing Juno Oth, at ono faro, plus twenty-llvu conte, for tho round trip f.ji- all trulns of Sutuiduys during the summer to till stations on lho ninlu Hun between. JUi'hinieiid una Smuntoti, and fur Hielas uf Saturdays und No. 1) Sundays to nil stations on the Juinun River Divis? ion lielwe-en Richmond and liownrdsvlllo. These tickets, will bo sold only tei ?la? tinan at which trains feir which ticket la ??,???? nro scheduled' to stop, and nro good returning until Monday following dales of salo. O -A. IS? "?? ?? "??. 3. ?ab.? Beare tho /t ^ ???"- ^ou Have AJways Beligli) ,%u,ituru ?t By WILLIAM MURRAY GRAYDON. Copyright, 1903. As he spoke another Hindoo, who bore a strong resemblance to him, came out of the house. But his dress, unlike that of the old soldier, was puroly native, though of most costly stuff*. He evidently did not belong to the vil? lo ??, but was a man of wealth and a dweller In cities. His handsome, but sin? ister, faco was clenn shaven, except for long, twisted moustaches. "What means this unseemly tumult''" ho demanded. "What rabble have dared to break deiwn your gates7 And who uio theeo now arrivals?" "Thoy are mure fugitives?this time from Meerut," replied Manrno Punt, "and I have promised to them also my protec? tion." Ho added a few words of explana? tion. "Sahibs, this ls my brother, Govlnd Punt," he continued, "who Is at present paying mo a visit. Ho Is a well known merchant of Delhi, and his Illustrious shop Is In the Chandney Choko. Like my- | self, ho Is a friend of tho English." Govlnd Punt looked as If ho would like to disavow this statement, but Instead he bowed vory graciously. "My brother's guests aro mine," lib snld. "But tell mo. Minimo Punt, how shall you deal with those budmiishes yonder? I hope thero will be no shodillng of blood." "Thero need be none, brother," was the reply. "I will ?end them away," It was time thnt nome decisivo step wns taken, for the ryots had pushed through tlio gateway and were clamoring for the blond of tho ferlnghees, which act of In? solence tho villagers wero anxious to ro sent by forco of arms. "Leave this to me," said Manrao Punt. "Suffer" mo to go alono." With no weapon but curved sword he strode down tho short street, pushed through his own men nnd confronted the mob. They paid some attention to him at first, then answered his speech with angry cries, and seemed about to make a rush. But when lie gave a sharp command, Ir. responso to which a piece of brass cannelli was trundled from a little hillock to ono siile nnel pointed nt the gateway, tho valiant peasantry took to their heels In stuhlen fright." With nmnzlng speed they. vanished In the Jungle, and tho shrill sound of tlu-lr voices died to a murmur, The danger wns averted without tho striking of ? single blow. From tho platform, with thankful hearts, the fugitives wltnesseet the brief nffnlr. They saw the gutes hoisted to their places ngnln by the villagers nnd tho work of repair commenced undor tho Instructions of Manrao Punt. "There will bo no moro troublo from that source,'' snld Esteourt, "but It ls doubtful how long we shnll bo safo here. I suppose Rnmpoora Is entirely destroy? ed?" " ? "I'm nfruld It Is," replied Jack. "Wc left It In ashes. "And we could see It bunting as we looked bne'k In our flight?that shows by what a narrow squeak wo go away. Where will this deviltry end, I wonder?" "It has only begun, nnd I fear It will spread fur," said Jack. "But who gave you warning, Estcourt?" "Ono of my overseers, who happened to be In Meerut," the American answered. "While hiding from Mio massacro ho heard a couplo of officers of tho Third Cavalry talking, nnd learned that the multi body of tho mutineers was golj/g on to Delhi, but thnt a sejundron of them would ride to Jhalapur with tho news and slop on the way to destroy Rampoorn. "The faithful fellow got bold of a horse nnd galloped home with his tidings. Tou cnn Imagine my perplexity. Delhi and Meerut were out of the question, and I know It would be equally unsafe to strike toward tho Ganges or the Jumna. "Then I remembered old Manrno Punt, with whom. I had often dono business, and I concluded that his village, being on the road to nowhere, would be the best ?!???? for us. So Madge gathered the Por? table 'valuables together, while I got the horses ready, and wo wero off Just in tho nick of time. FIvo minutes later and wo would havo been caught." As Esteourt finished his stirring nar? rativo Manrao Punt returned. "All ls well," he snld, "and those bud mnshes will surely not come back?they have a wholesome respect for my can? non, though the piece I showed them was unlonded. But It served the purpose. And now, sahibs, pray come under my poor roof nnd accept such hospitality ns I can offer you. I will give you food and drink, nuil then you shnll take the rest that you so much neod." "Brother, Nnth Banorjl Is waiting within, his storo of gonds outspread," ?aid Govlnd Punt, In ? questioning tone. "I hnvo known Natii BnnerJI feir innny a year, and he is ono to be trusted," re plleei Minimo. '?How ls his hnnd this morning?" "Ho feels constant pain In It," Govlnd Punt answered, "but as thero Is so little swelling the* serpent that bit him could not havo had poisonous fangs.;* "Assuredly not, brother, else the mari would be dead. With thnt Manrao Punt led the way Into the house, where? the furnlturo wns mostly European, of the kind lo bo bought in Mm foreign bazaars of Delhi. Among Ihn ornnments were French clocks anil English engravings. In tho npartment to whloh the guests woro. conducted, there sat cross-leggeel In the middle of the floor nn Individual whom Jack at ?nice Identified ns ? Pnraeo t??ele?!?, or traveling merchant, and tho person of whom Govlnd Punt hnd spokon. Natii HaiifrJI?such wns his nume? wns ? man of perhaps seventy, lenii nnel wiry looking, with a beard nnd mustache that Were nearly while. He wore the expensive ntllrn of his class?a silken tunic, a cash? mere shawl for a Kummerbund and a tur? bini with a singlo gum sparkling In Its folds, "Ills right hand rested on a partly open halo of goods, and his left was of practi? cally no use to him, for It wns encased In bandages from tho finger tips to the olbow, Having Instructed his servants to pre? pare a repast for Juck and the ser? gen ut-Miei others had already break? fasted?Mnnrnn Punt umile u sign to the farsea, who spread out tho contents of his pack with a vlow to soiling. Tho floor was soon littered with silver liookiilis nnel cherry pipe sticks, anklots nuil lmnglcs, Clinton stille, Dacca mus lliiri, Indian gniii-o and lnce, Lahore vel? vets, Damascened ''pistols and poniards, unii innny moro ruro and beautlfuL'thlngd. Govlnd Punt proved very keen at a bargain, nnd while ho bundled and hag? gled over tho articles that took his fancy, ho now anil then darted a furtivo glance ut tho Englshiiimi, us If -vaguely troubled by their presence, Ho liad a crafty countenance, and was by no menus as prepossessing ns his eldor brother, who also made boiiiu pur? chases, and kindly preesod upon Madge u gift ot ? Jeweled brooch. ' "Will you not have this for yourself?" Nnth Benurjl asked persuasively, us he held up a girdle of Afghan cloth, heavily embroidered with peurls. "I desire nothing moro to-day," Mantao l-'niit answered, In ? firm tone. "You can p?t your merchandise together my friend." . ? "Tluit's a pretty toy. Fune?I mean the pistol with tho carved stock," said Esteourt. ' Tho girdle ioli from Nnth BanerJI's hand; his features changed and a swift strange I'.ro seemed tri leap to his. eyes, "Is thu sahib called Fiino?" ho In? quired of thu young ofllcer. t/leukliu: l:i a. volco that quivered slightly, "Yesl" "Lieutenant Fane, of the Bengal fu? sillera?'? "That's right," said Jack, "But I don't thlntt 1 remnmljor you?" "I once had the honor, sahib, of din playing my goot?*. to you." "Not In Meerut?" "No, It was further down country?'* At that moment Oovlnd Punt, who had been paying ?harp attention to Jack and tbo Parseo, suddenly dived one hand Into tbo latiere pnnk and drew out an oblong object larger than a fowl's egg, that waa tied up In green satin. What rare treasure have you bosn keeping back?" ho naked, half In Jest. Nn th BaiiorJI'a face blanched with fear, which ns quickly turned to a look o( wrath. Ho snatched tho green oblect from Oovlnd Bunt nnd thrum It beneath tra folds of his liiitiiiiii-rlniud, whero It made a visible protuberance. CHAPTER XVJ-Contlnuod. "This Is not for sale," he snld with nome confusion. "It la a talisman- a sacred thing that I carry alwnyH with me, a? did my father In his time." "I hnd no thought of robbing you," Oovlnd Punt replied, with a twinkle In his Cltnnlng eye?. Further conversation was Interrupted by a Hcrvnut, who nnnounced that break? fust nwnitcd the sahibs. Tho Parse? withdrew from the room with his rner. cbaiidlsn, nnd .lack nnd Buggies followed their host to an adjoining apartment where nn ample and varied meal was laid fot thorn. Manrao Punt remained whll? they ato anil drank as two hungry men cnn. "I must tell you candidly about my brother Oovlnd. ?nhlbs, who has a mind for llttlo else but his riches nnd his bus? iness," he.said nftor a pause. "Ho caino to mo two days ugo, having acme foreknowledge of tho revolt that ha? btoken out, nnrl sought my opinion ns to which side wo should tako. 1 told him what I llrmly beMove?that, although thl? wicked work may spread far nnd deluge the land with blood. In the end the nij of the English -will be triumphant, and ?woo and ruin will bo the lot ?if the rebels, Antl I havo persuaded Oovlnd, ?,vho de? sires to bo on tho winning sido, that I am In the rluht. "So for tho present lie will he an In mato of my houso, awaiting the turn of events. Hla shop In Delhi Is In tho enr? of his manager and clerks, who aro trust? worthy men nnd will guard their master's Interests." "Your brother has chosen wisely, tot in tbo end it must bo aa you nay," re? plied Jack. ? Ho had his own opinion of Oovlnd Punt, and felt that his loyalty nnd friendship would need to be meas? ured In futuro by the progress of the Insurrection. "Does tho Pnrsee also remain herer* h?! naked. "Ilo Wlsh?S to do no, nnd ? hnvo <-nn sented," Mnnrno runt nnswered. "Nath Baiierjl Is a man of peace, and In this quiet refuge he? will be Hiifo from harm, whereas If ho went on his travels through tho country ho would bo In great peril from the ovil bands of robbers and bud mashes; who will be prowling about on, all tho roads, But I perceive that you havo finished, sahibs. And rest comes properly nftor food." Both Jack nn?l tho sergennt wero tho? roughly exhausted. Each was shown to a cool, darkened room, and they wero asleep directly after their heads touched tho pillows. They awoke Into in tho day In as fit a condition aa over. Tho propilei 1<?? wore atrlotl yobserved In the old Hindoo's house. Tho evening meal was perv?*d to Ralph Kstcotirt ami hla sister, antl Jack at ono table, to Ruir gles at another, while the law of c?ate forbndo Manrao Punt, and his brother to break bread with any of their guests. But when night bad fallen they alj aba eembled on the veranda, which was lighted with lamps of colored paper and ailk, nnd auch matter? were discussed ns lay nearest to their hearts. The *emin? dar Insisted that tho four fugitivos should stop with him for the present, and they gratefully consented, having no definite plan of any kind, and know? ing that It would be unsafe for them to leave. Thoro faeomed to bo one source of dan? ger, namely, that the baffled ryots would carry word to Jhalapur or somo other stronghold of mutiny, and that an armed force would b* sent to tbe village to demand tbo forlnghoes. Out Munrao Punt ?lid not bold with this. "The rogues will speedily forget what happened here, nnd will betnke t-ifim? Reives to more promising fields of mur? der nnd pillage." he said confidently. "As for my own people, bo assured thnt they will keep my secret, nnd will lit no wills. per of your presenco get abroad. They, themselves, however, will venture forth to gather news." "You may bo right, hrothor," snld Oa.'lnd Puni. "But suppose, on the con? trary, that the news leaks out nnd that soldiers corno bere to seek tho ferlng hoes?" "I would refuse to gTvn them up." de? clared Manrao Punt, and he would not listen to the suggestion, earnestly tnnda by Jack, that th0 young ofllcor.?o-? Tub friends should aeek shelter elsewhere? lest trouble befell tholr pniteotors. "I havo spoken," snld the zominder, "and by Brahma, I shall protect you with my life." "Your folly bo on your own bend, brother!" muttered Oovlnd Pj*mt, In nn undertone. Ills mind was troubled, and whatever opinions he may havo professed to agree with, bo was fur from confident of the ultimato success of Brillali nrm?. But he was a fnr-soelng and cautious man. und lila policy was to wait, from which decision he was not even turned tin? noxt morning, when a messenger?one of Minimo Punta own people, who had been absent from tho vlllugo?arrived at daybreak with tlio nowa of tho massacre at Delhi. (To he Continued To-Morrow.) ?- ' Remarks About Richmond. Frederlckshuri; Btari Tho Board of Al deriiioti of Richmond la about to under? take an Investigation of the chai-gen of ofllclal corruption In that city which have been repeatedly inaile of lato, und It la aiild the investigation Is to be tho? rough. Tills la right. TIiIh duty has been delayed too long nlready for the good nnrne of our capitai city, Newport News Prose: The political foreeastors are predicting for Richmond u long dry Bpell. unfavorable to corn aud rye, mult and bops. ?, Froderlcksburg ?????? Lance; It is claim? , ed that ltiuny of the young ludios in Richmond are expert painters. Certainly, you can look Into tholr pretty faces and aeu that. san Novelty and Utility SILVER E?OSH A novel and useful preparation Cleans as well as polishes All responsible .'.-?'. Jewel?? keep it a5 cen,s a ?-"--??-.?