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Th? Times- Dispatch
Published Daily and Weekly
At No. 4 North Tent1? Street,
Rlchmond.-Va. Entered Janu?
?ry 27, 1?OS, at Rlohm?nd, Va.,
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Up.Town Office at T. A. Miller's, No.
?Id East Broad Street.
Railroad Assessments.
A correspondent of The Times-Dispatch
said in a communication printed In yes?
terday's paper that It seemed to him, In
view of the franchise tax upon tho raG1
roads of the State, provided for by the
new Constitution, thnt Justice to the rail?
way companies required that there should
b? a reduction In the assessments hereto?
fore mads by the Board or Public Works
tippn the physical property of the roads.
In another communication to-day he
cites figures to show that In making Its
assessments of railroad property tho
Board of Public Works took Into ac?
count tbe value of tho franchises.
Such is not our understanding. Our
Information is that tho assessment of the
roadbeds of the Virginia railroads Is much
Jobs than it cost to build them, and Is
very conservative. The same is true of
the rolling stock. For example, freight
oar? are assessed nt lpss than $300 eacn,
and they cost about ?800.
Locomotives are assessed at about $-1,000
eaoh, and a new locomotive is worth
510.IXO and more.
The railroads of Virginia have no Just
ground of complaint, and so far as wc
know they are not complaining of their
assessments. For many years the rail?
roads paid taxes on their physical prop?
erty only, and if any one thinks that the
old assessment was anything like a fair
valuation, let him compare these taxable
values with the market value, even In
the present state of depression, of the
bonds and stocks of these corporations.
The presidents of the Virginia railroads
knew very well tbat their respective
companies had not been paying their Just
proportion of the public revenue, and they
tacitly acknowledged as much when they
appeared before the Committee on Tax?
ation of the Constitutional Convention. Of
their own volition they agreed to pay, in
addition to the usual tax on their physi?
cal property, a franchise tax of scven
tenths of one per centum on their gross
earnings, and when It comes to taxing
themselves railroad presidents are pro?
verbially conservative. They owned up to
seven-tenths, and the corporation added
three-tenths, making one per centum on
their gross receipts, arid when It Is re?
membered that during all the years of
the past the railroads escaped th? fran?
chise tax altogether, as the black man
saJd of his brother who was lynched, we
think they "got off mighty light.?' Tho
black rnitn said he "made shore dey
gwlne whup him 'fore doy hung him!"
Panama's Secession.
The secession of the State of Panama
seems to bave created a great commo?
tion at Bogota. President Marroquln Is '
held responsible for that untoward event,
and his lite Is threatened. We should
not be surprised to hear at any moment
that he had fled the country.
If ever Panama is to be reconciled to
Colombia, It will have to be done through
60me other agency than that of Pi esldent
Marroquln. He lent himself and his posi?
tion to the opponents of the Hay-Herren
treaty, wplch so incensed tho people of
the Ishraus that they determined to sep?
arate themselves from Colombia. Hence
his unpopularity now.
In tho trouble now Impending. Panama
ha* many advantages over Colombia,
Backed by the United States, Panama
Is not In a coercablo condition, so to
speak. Truth to tell. It would be easier
for Panama to coorce or to coax Co?
lombia to como over to her than for Co?
lombia to Foeuro the return of Panama.
It is a curious condition of affairs.
There it no probability that It can he
"proved" upon the United States govern?
ment that it Inspired this reovlutjon. and
we suppose Congress will either bank up
tho President In what he has done or olsc
take no action ot all.
Education in North Carolina. I
The progress which North Carol'na has
made during the past few years in pop?
ular education is gratifying, not alone to
the people of that State, but to the friends
of education in all parts of the Union.
At the recent meeting of Uie State Asso
eiftUon of County Superintendents, Stato
buperlntendent Joyner reported that dur?
ing the past year eighty-eight new local
tax districts bad been created, making
IH In *ixty-five countler. This means
?hat during the year elnhty-elght school
distri?.* voted to levy upon themselves a
?pedal tax. In addition to the general
fcUU- tax, for the bupport of public
tcboois. Nothing could better indicate
th? growth of publia sfntlment in Norm
CaroUua In favor of popular education,
nor could any better mean? be devised
than? local taxation to stimulate pu-..e
???ptimtnt and promote the true interests
Ot th? ?ehooIs. Wi-c.-e i.-.t people Ui
themselves directly for the support ot
their own schools, they necessarily take
a greAter Interest In tho schools and In
tho cause generally of education. Mute?
over, the additional money, of course,
provides for better teachers and for a
longer school term.
Another Interesting Item In Superintend?
ent Jej-ner's report it the decrease In the
number of school dlstrl?ts during the year.
This decrease was *7S. and In two year?
it was SS7, which means that school* are
being consolidated, th? policy being to
have fewer schools, with better facilities.
It I? also reported that In two years
676 new echoolhousei wore built, and
there are now In the State 600 rural li?
braries, having a total of 40,000 volumes.
This awakened Interest. In North Caro
Una In the subject of education Is due
In part to the work of the Southern Con?
ference for Education, the Southern Edu?
cation Board and the General Education
Board. The educational campaign which
was thus begun has had a healthful in?
fluence in all the Southern States, and the
good work goes nn.
The People Rule.
On Wednesday last tho fire bell of the
town of Gainesville, Qa., waa rung at S
o'clock In the afternoon, and 400 citizens
armed with axes gathered at the City
Hall In response, and then marched out
on a crusade against the blind tigers and
other notorious resorts. After completing
their work of destruction, the members
of the mob, through their loaders, served
notice on tho proprietors of the resorts,
that they must leave the county In ten
days and that no attempt to reopen their
places would be'tolerated. A mass-meet?
ing was subsequently held, nt which a
large sum of money was raised to bo
used In tho prosecution of any person who
should attempt to reopon one of the dons
which had been so summarily closed. It I?
said, that tho committee of citizens was
composed of the best men of the town,
and was headed hy a preenhnr. The expla?
nation of this unusual demonstration Is,
that although the town of Gainesville and
the county in which it is located are
"dry." liquor was sold in defiance of
the law, and there was much bad conduct
upon the part of those who visited the
This Interesting incident goo sto show
that there Is a higher power than the law
and the government. Laws are made for a
purpose, and so long as they serve their
purpose, law-abiding citizens will obey
them and uphold them. But whenever It
comes to pass that the law does not ac?
complish Its purpose, a long suffering peo?
ple will rise up in their Indignation and
take matters Into their own hands.
We do not mean to Justify mob violence.
Generally speaking It Is to be deprecated,
and It usually does moro harm than good.
But the people are supreme, and thoy ;
will exert their authority, law
law. The people are mightier than tho
law. for the creator is always greater
than the creature.
Sons' Titles.
An order from G'eneral John B. Gordon,
commander of the United Confederate
Veterans, recommends greater unity be?
tween tho veterans and sons of veterans.
This is in aocord with the action taken
at the New Orleans reunion. The order
airo urges that the Sons uniform them?
selves "in historic gray," but in so doing
ornit from uniforme all designations of
military rank, and that In the "designa?
tion o? their officers they use no military
It would have been well had the vet?
eran organizations, both of the Confeder?
ate and Federal armies, abstained from
giving their officers military titles. One
would expect to find In the records of
these bodies, If anywhere, the correct
titles of men who did dutv in the Civil
War, but Instead of that the records are
found filled with names to which are at?
tached title? which were not earned in
war. It is hopeless to expect to correct
this evil now, but General Gordon and
the organization for which he speaks evi?
dently intend to do all they can to pre?
vent a spread of the objectionable cus?
tom to tho Sons.
The main Dlan, as outlined by General
Gordon in his circular. Is that the Sons
| shall have associate membership with thu
? veterans, and the veterans with the Sons.
? The Idea Is to bring tho two organizations
< Into closer relationship.
"Lady rioters" is "good." That Is what
the women of New York who engaged In
tho Biroot demonstration on the occasion
of the Goelot-Roxburge marriage aie
now called. Justification for this torm 1h
found In the fact that the police reported
that they found so many ladyl.ke and
well dressed women In the mob they leal
ly couldn't handle thera as they would
have handled ordinary rioters.
The excuso of the police coutdl not be
Improved upon. Bvery thoughtful person
will appreciate tho difficulty the police
1 were In.
?j The question now is whether those
thousands of obstreperous females wno
gathered in front of St. Thomas' Church
were more influenced by the nope of see
! lug'the bride or of seeing the groom-"a
j real lord." But the practical lesson of
| that occasion is that the Four Hundred
I wou:d better go about thalr weddlnits
? hereafter more quietly and unostenU
I tlouuly,
The stona work In tho new district
buildlni; at Washington will roet about
.l?o.ono, and the Question now rampant
in labor circle? there, Is whether the
cutting should be done at the quarry or
tn Washington. It is understood that the
commissioners will be guided In their de?
cision of this question by estimates of
cost In each direction.
Richmond muy have an Interest In this
matter. The s ion e might bo very easily
quarried here, and it could be very ad?
vantageously out here aleo. There are fine
specimens of Richmond stone and stono
cuitlr.g in several of the department build?
ings at Washington.
Congressman Slemp. of the Ninth Vir?
ginia District, who is now In Washing?
ton. Is reported as boattlng very mm h
of Republican gains In the recent eUction
in the Southwest. He Ig shrewd enough.
| however, not to ?ay, anything ?bout their
"loss*?" In other eeetlonr ot th? Rtat*.
H? claims that there has been of late a
"?treat rroirth ot Republican sentiment"
In Virginia, but we beg leiave to differ
with him. What he describee as "growth
or Republican sentiment" Is nothing but
a tamporary^euplneness upon th? part of
the D?mocrate.
Floyd county'? crop of Thanksgiving
turkeys this year Is said to be a record
breaker, and the birds will seek the low
country market? In the old-fashioned
?way? that Is be driven on foot, like Ken?
tucky mules.
?of course", the President wants ?Mt. I
Hanna to hold on to the chairmanship. :
"Who ever heard of a man IwMng national
chairman nnd candidato for the presi?
dency at ono and the snme time?
The Maryland daughters aro not re?
sponsible l'or the slowness of some ot
their fathers of forty years ago, and
they ought to liavo a chance.
Colonel Wnttorson Is getting: his scold?
ing apparatus la good order for the win?
ter engagements, and ere long he will
make some mighty fino copy.
Dr. Oenoral Leonard Wood ts likely to
hear more cannonading In the next tow
weeks than he henrd in the whole San- |
tiago campaign.
Tho Legislature will survey the whole
field nnd nlso tho water front boforo
deciding to break the Baylor survey.
The great American seed distributor?
nre crowding the capacity of tho mall cars
that now run out of Washington.
Candidates will be shy ?bout running
tip against Judge Mann since tho last one
to do so ran himself crazy.
"Elijah" Dowle Is developing charac?
teristics that may ncc?ssliate a change
of his name to Jonah.
If the South had only hud some canal
privileges, secession might have gono
through like a flash.
Urlbe-Urlbe! Where Is the hyphenated
revolutionists In these exciting times to
the south of us?
Tho torpoao"notiliaT mot tho etorm nnd
the storm was Its.
Railroad. Assessments.
Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Sir,?In my communication yesterday, I
slated from hearsay that it had been
practically admitted that the Board of
Public Works took into account the value
of the franchises In assessing the phys?
ical value of railways. ?
Sinco then 1 have examined tho report
of the Railroad Commissioner for 1902
and extracted therefrom the Information
contained In the attached statement,
which, I think, shows beyond question
that the value of the franchises has
been taken Into account in assessing the
value of real and personal property for
taxation ad valorem.
For Instance, note that the Atlantic
Coast Line was taxed In 1902 at the rate
c? $369.75 per mile of road operated, and
the Seaboard Air Line only $155.04, al?
though the actual physical valu? of the
Atlantic Coast Lino per mile cannot be
mere than double that of the Seaboard
Air Line, and to a practical observer It
'would appear that the Atlantic Coast
Line was less costly to construct. Why,
then, was It taxed on a higher valuation,
unless because Its earning capacity, which
If. to say, the value of Its franchise In
this State, was greater than that of the
b'eabonrd? _ ?.
State of ad valorem taxes paid In 1902
by the principal rallyaws in Virginia on
the value of real and personal property,
as reported by the Railroad Commissioner:
L. C
Taxes on Real
and Personal
Southern R'y . 652.80 $133,129 18 $.04 09
A. C. Line. 132.67 49,055 70 . 369 75
N. & W.1,685.00 227,400 40 133 77
6. A. L. 167.60 34,418 91 165 01
N. T. P. & ?. 65.00 13,822 85 145 60
C & 0. 739.74 156,166 20 211 U
R. & M. 81.30 3,6-13 S7 US 42
A. &. D. 255.56 22,41)3 22 87 66
Valley R. R. . 62.00 5,877 70 94 54
F. & P. (n. g.).-.. 29.90 705 42 23 56
"Wash. SO. 86.67 2,730 83 74 47
Dan. & Wc6t. 83.00 4.1S5 21 60 42
Che?. & West. 27.00 1,834 77 67 95
P., F. & P. (?. ?.?>.. 3S.0O 1,294 78 84 07
F. & Pow. (n. g->. 93-00 3,637 14 87 93
Va. &. B. W. 98.00 9.710 46 99 09
?. & So. 14U.29 11,405 33 77 97
Tot'1 ml. & tases. .4,362.93 5671,312 01
Ave. taxes per ml. $163 87
It the average rate of taxation was 40
cents on $100 thi? will show that the
average value per mile of road In Vir?
ginia Is $38,463 per mile.
Supreme Court.
The following were the proceedings in
the State Supreme Court yesterday:
City of Norfolk vs. Griffith-Powell Co,
Argued by Walter H, Taylor for appel?
lant and R. W.Tomlln tor appellees, and
Musgrave et als. vs. Pope's Executors et
als. Argued by G. llatton for appellants
and James L. McLemore and J. B. Prince
lor appellees, and submitted.
Rhule vs, Seaboard Air Line Railway
case, No. 9 on argument docket, passed
to January term.
Next cuses to he called are:
Norfolk and Western Railway Com?
jnny vs. Wade, by, etc.
City of Richmond vs. Gallego Milli,
for. etc.
Mrs. Guigon Improves.
Mrs. A. B. Guidon undorwont a serious
surgical operation at St, Luke's Hosp tal
Thursday night. The operation was very
successful, and her condition was con?
sidered last night by tho surgeons In
charge?Dr. Stuart MoGuIra and Dr. II.
Stuart MacLean?-to be most favorable.
Richmonders in New York.
iBneclil to The Tlme*-Olsr?ntoh.)
NEW YORK, NOV. 18?Waldorf, H. W.
Aiiderron; Fifth Avenue, W. Smoot; Hol?
land, E. tV, Steams and wife. W. C.
H?d; Ashland, W? B. Robinson and wife;
imperial, Vf. t. Pabnoy, \?, jsj. Fitzger?
ald; Normandie, Mrs. G. T. Walsh.
"When troubled with consUpation, what
you need la a temedy that Is sure to pro?
duce the desired effect. A remedy that is
mild and gentle in Us action. A remedy
that loaves th? bowels In a natura) and
hcy.lt iiy condition- A remedy that Is eeay
and pleasant to tako. Cltamborlaln'b
Biomach aud Liver Tablets meet all these
requirements. Give tbein a trial, und
you will never wish to take another doso
of ? He Uso them as directed und they
will cure chronic e?n?tlp.itl?n. Price ?fi
coat?. Bvory box U warranted- For Laic
by all drucglfU.
A!l Ihe Country Ringing
Stomach Troubles, Insomnia
and HsrWitiess
Minister?, M sdissi Men, Thinkers
and Workers Endorsa This
Marvelous Vegetable
I have presented my claims ; I have told
tho public what I honestly think of Paw
Paw; I have frlvon away more than 4,000
bottles here In Richmond; I have asked
physicians and the public to mako a
most thorough te?t. and than report, at
my expense, through tho columne of tho
newspapers, the result of tholr experi?
ence. ,
Now, lot the people who have tried
this remedy bear witness; lot them tell
the truth, if It has curod them, let thorn
say so. If It has helped them, lot them
say so, If It has done them no good, lot
them say so. ? destro that the public
shall bo the Jury, and that truth shall
sit in Judgment.
I claim it ta a disgrace for a man to
he sick, nlllne and complaining, If ho
can bo cured. He owes It to himself,
he owes It to his family and ha owes It
to society to gret well.
If Paw Paw will euro dyspepsia and
all stomach irobules, then every sufferor
from this aliment Is morally bound to
take It. If a person oan't sleep; if a
person Is nervous; If he Is'weak nnd de
bnitated, and he refuses to tnko Paw
Paw, thon he Is entitled to no sympathy
or consideration. A thirsty man might
aa well refuse to drink water aa for a
man to refuse to tnko Paw Paw who is
suffering with dyspepsia and nervousness.
There is no doubt about the curative
qualities of Paw Paw. Thousands of peo?
ple have testified that they have been
r^ured by It. Tou are bound to be?
lieve what those people say. None of them
have an object tn speaking anything but
the truth. . .
White House,
Washington. T>- C-, Nov. 2, 1S03.
Both myself and wife have used Mun?
yon'? Paw Paw. My wife was a great
sufferer with Indigestion, heart and kid?
ney troubles, .with acute nervousness,
and I with the natural results of ace.
combined with dyspepsia and Indigestion.
I purchased a. bottle of Paw Paw, and
less than a dozen doses mad.) me fell
strong and energetic, and has so regu?
lated my digestion that I eat and sleep
perfectly. My -wife has so far been
greatly benefited by~lts use,.eo that her
troubles seem'' noV to be entirely over.
It is certainly a wonderful remedy.
(Signed). E. S. BUCKLEY.
Mr.Beekley has for 37 years occupied
his prer.^nt position with all the Presi?
dents, from Lincoln down, and Is well
e.nd favorably known t? cnblnet officers,
Senators, department officials. Congress?
men and citizens. His candid statement
as to the efficacy of Munyon'e Paw Paw
will excite a widespread InVrest In Paw
Paw, which will lead to other sufferers,
being cured.
Dnwrlsts say they, have never handled
an article thit sold so well and gave
such universal satisfaction. If you haw
dyspepsia or any stomach trouble; if
you can't sleep: If you are nervous; If
you lack strength, and vitality; If you
are gloomv and despondent, set a bottle
of Paw Paw to-diy and try It. Know
the truth anfl jnin the great army of the
cured.-MUNYONT. .
Sold by druggists,. 11.00 per large bottle.
Paw Paw Laxative Pills, 2Sc. per bottle,
Baptist and Methodist Ministers
Are All Away From
the City.
At Broad Street Methodist Church to?
morrow morning at 11 o'olock, Mr. Plum?
mer F. Jones will preach, and at night,
Mr, Joseph Donaldson will fill the puli-lt.
Both are from Union Theological Semi?
Rev. G. B. Btrickler, D. D., will preach
at the Second Baptist Church at U A.
M. to-morrow, and Rev. VV. I*. Ball, of
Richmond College, will preach at 8 P. M.
l>r. James Herbert Moss will preach
at Union Biatlon Methodist Church bun
cay at 11 A. M. Pr, Mots ? one of tne
?vit young schedare in Vlrg-nia, Dr.
wa-itin pieacnes at 8. P. M.
In the absence of the pastor. Rev. Dr.
\\. W. 1-ear, at the conierenco, Rev.
ur. Thomas C. Johnson, of the union
'iheologtcal Seniinairy will prewtch at Cen?
tenary at il o'clock ? ??, to-morrow. At
? F. M. Rev. J. il. Karle will occupy1
ihe puiplt. ?
The pulpit at Laurel Street Methodist
Cnurch on Sunday will be. supp.led by a
miniatemi student In the absence of tlio
pastor, Rev, ri, E. Johnson. D- D? who
la attending the conference In unarlotteb.
Vili?. Rev. Mr. Frlzer will preach In
tne mor.Ting and a student from Rich?
mond colkgo will preach at night.
The revival, conducted by Rev, J. H.
e.urte, at Union Gospel . Mission No. l,
iNor.h Severn h Street, at 11 A- M. and
? ?, M? besemos mo. e intero?ting dally,
und tho attendance Is Increasing,
a-r. Earle will preach 0-t?fa-rh Plac?
?. E. Church on Sunday et U A. M. and
u. Centenary M- hi. Church at 8. v. M.
Clay Street Pulpit.
inevs. Vf. M. Walsh and W, P. M,
Currie will occupy the pulpit o? the Clay
hi.oi.-t iviuthud.st Church flundiy at 11
o'clock A, M. and 8 o'olock P". M. re
? lectiveiy. Theso two young ?non are
worn tlio Union Theological Seminary.
Suit Instituted.
Xn the Law and Equity Court yester?
day suit for (2,400 we? filed by A. F.
U&rneit vs. the Puosonfier and Power
comj any. So tar no declaration hau
been hied.
Preach at Trinity.
Rev. j. t. Mastin will presti at Trh>
Uy Methodist Cburcb at U t> clock to?
'.morrow morning.
A Hard-Fought Game Expected
at Broad Street Park This
At 8:fft o'clock this afternoon the fooU
ball teams of Richmond College and the
College of William and Mary will line ?? j
against each other on tho gridiron at ;
Broad Street flcld. The Richmond
College men are the heavier and better j
trained and coached, und will almoit j
certainly wlrT. but the men are not ex?
pecting a walkover by any rneans.
Tho Wllllamsburg eleven Is said to
have strengthened in every department
of the game since their contest with ]
Randolph-Macon, and are expected to '
make a game struggle to bolu down the
Ecoro. They may oven surprise their
opponents and do a bit of scoring them?
pelves. Foot-ball Is ono of the most un?
certain of sports, and therein conelets
the interest ot the game. One never
knows at what moment a tumble or ft,
blocked kick or a fluke run may upset
the calculations of the experts and con?
vert victory Into defeat. The Richmond
College men are not regarded as likely
to make the visitors look puerile, for they
are not sufficiently superior to the old
college boys.
An admission foe of 25 cents will be
charged, and It is expected that Die
friends and ulunuil of the two schools
and all who take an lntorest In the spurt
will turn out. l'ho Hold will be kept clear
and perfect order maintained, thus en?
abling the spectators to see tho gam*
?without Interruption or Intervention. Tho
weather promises to be warm enough to
be very pleasant for spectatora and al?
most too worm for tho playera.
Noxt Saturday Richmond College will
p?a y the great grame of Its entire ?oason,
tr.at with ita old rival, Randolph-Maoob
College. It will be played on the Broad
Street Hold.
Entries for Pet Stock Show May ;
be Sent in Up to To-night
The time for receiving entries for the j
dog and pet stock show'has been ex- j
ten??d unfit to-night, so that those out- {
?tde the State may get In on time. The I
outside entries are much larger than
ever before, and all Indications point to
the fact of the most successful exhibit
ever given.
All the detalle for tho show have been
Special arrangements have be?sn msd?
for the care of pet stock In the exhibi?
tion hall, and Drs. Vaughan-Lloyd and
Thomas Frayser will be In attendance
at all times. All the dogs will be quar?
tered In separate stalls, and the food
will be of the best The building will be
fully heat.3d:
Pigeons and poultry will be given the
same attention that will be given the
dogs, and all who send their pota to
the show may expect first class treat?
The Case of Reuben Andrews
One of Mistaken Identity.
-Little Reuben Andrews, a bright lad of
rcurteen, was acquitted In the Police
tOurt Thursday morning on the charge
of putting a torpedo on the tracks of
the Virginia Passenger and Power Com?
pany at Ninth and Maln^Streets. It was
cear.y proven to- be a.'.ca.se of,mistaken
identity,- and the counsel for the com
t'en y asked that the lad be acquitted.
Reuben Is a pupil In the Richmond
High School, and is looked on as one of
the best boys In the school by his prin?
cipal and teachers.
He is an orphan boy and la exeep
t:on illy bright and industrious.
His Interests were looked after In court
by Mr. Kirk Mathews.
United States Circuit Court
The most ? interesting case argued In
the United States Circuit Court ot Ap?
peals yesterday was that of Henderson
county, N. 0., vs. the Travelers' Insur?
ance Company. This case ie one In?
volving the validity of an issue of
bonds by the county, the Insurance corn
lie ny owning $97,000 of these bonds' and
subscribing them-to-the building of a
?aiiroad. The commissioners of the
county, after paying interest on the
bonds for more than thirty year?, recent?
ly repudiated them, holding that tho
tenda aie void ?nd Invalid because tha
statute authorizing their issue waa in?
compatible with the State Constitution.
The case for the county was submitted
on briefs, while Attorneys Bryant, Biggs
and Price argued the case for the at1?
/endant In error. The case was then
submitted. Similar cases have been de?
cided against the counties aeeklng to re-.
pudiaie bonds.
Argument was resumed and concluded
in the case of C D. Robinson et al, ap?
pellants, vs. the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
??? a Company, anpel'e*, hy W. S. Mere?
dith, of Farkersburg, W. Va., for the ap?
veJiant and John Bassel, of Clarksburg,
W. Va? for the appellee, and submitted.
The only case on the call for to-diy
Ir that of R, W. Brown, plaintiff in er?
ror, vs. H. 8. Harklns. collector Of in?
ternal revenue, defendant in error:- In
error to Circuit Court nt Aehevjlle, N. C.
To be argued by E. J. justice, ot Greens?
boro, N. C. and O. E. H'idgtne, of Mar?
ion, N. Cf. for the plaintiff in error, and
bv A. E. Holten. United States attorney,
Winston, N? C. for the defendant in
Theie Judges were sitting yesterdny;
Carcult J?dre Stmontnn and District
.vdges Morris and Keller,
Dr. Witherspoon To-morrow.
D?r. Jere Wlth-erspoon, pintor of Grace
Bi-reet Presbyterian Church, -will occupy
his pulpit to-morrow, morning and at
night, and has selected two Interesting
subject for his discourses for both oc
oftslon?. The Doctor's morning subject
will 'be "Shibboleth versus SlbboleHi,'
and at night h's subject will be "Rlght
oousnees and the Divine Favor."
Found What Coffee Wae Quietly Doing,
A man made certain that coffee wa*
the real causo of hi? kidney trouble and
severe headaches. He saysi "For IB yeire
? have been ?coffee drinker, and finally
I proved to my own satisfaction that
the abomldnble ?tuff not only ?started ray
kidney disease, but was rapidly making
me sick ?11 over.
"My back used to pain end ?che terri,
bly and my ?lie wa? affected much the
same way, ? short time ago I became
very 111. I ordered coffee banished from,
the house and began to drink Postum (?
Its place.
"We all began to Improve Immediately
and to feel a? though we had taken ?
new lease on lit*. We kept on impoving
until Postum has made us well and
healthy where ooffee made ue elck. Our
backaches are gone and other troubles,
too, thanks to Postum In place of coffee."
Name given by Tostum Co., Battle C.eek,
Coffee le a strong diuretic irritant and
affecte the kidneys In a groat many case?
where It la not even suspected, 11 you
value health end a Bound budy the wise
thing to do would be to quit coffee and
give Postum a fair trial of ?ay two weeks.
There's a reason.
I Look in each package for a copy of
I tbe famous little book. "The Read to
V Well ville."
Why So Many Preparations
Are Short Uved.
It 11 eh* of the fto?tnlted require?
ment?; in the patent medicine field,
that a preparation, to be put on tbe
market, must .navi the power to tlve
an "Immediate effeof'-that is to say.
that It muet Apparently give Immediate
r-Mlet. It ?? , alee well known In
the pafeht medicine field that this
"Immediate" effect Is obtained only
by tA? uae of poisonous drugs and al?
cohol, and thnt Is Why those, poisons
ahd Weakening stimulants, dangerous
to life ?nd Vealth, ani ?6 recklessly used
In such preparations. Tho fact that tho/
have bnly a temporary effect, leaving
the patient tfeabir than before, explains
why so many patont metllcltv;a are short
lived. Of the hundrode put On the market
every year. It Is almost Impossible to
name a single permanently aiiccenaful
one. Our ebjeot In calling your attention
to this I? to ?%mphael?e the fact that for
fifty years Father John'? Medicine has
been rece-mmohded n'y Lowell, Mass.,
families. (Tn tha city where It was
prescribed for the late Rev. .Father John
O'Brien, by whom It was recommended
?nd from whom It etortved it? name)?
that mofo Lowell people are using it to?
day than ever before, and that It Is no
unusual thing for three generations to
expresa their gratitude for tho benefits
received from this old prescription, as Is
done tn the followihg atteri
"In August, lftol, I was attacked with
? severe cold, which soon settled Inte a
bronchial Irritation of greet severity. I
could not sleep nights because of the
who?ithg end the ?hoiting Irritation
Cftu^d by the phlegm, and W?* obliged
to ?It up In bed to get any relief. Doc?
tors entirely fallid in their effoft? to
rMttve me. On tr.?? aHvlce 6t my. father.
Captain Alien T. Hodge, of WftAhlngton,
D. O, who Was visiting my family at the
time, t b?fe-nn tiklhg Father John'?
Medicine. My trouble wa? then of aev?
?fnl months? htAttrtlng, ftnd I decided lo
df-on tb? doctora ond give your medicine
? fair trikl.
"I had taken two bottle- when relief
came to hie. nnd continued with the
medicine until ? wag completely eu>?d.
Wrt?r.-*ver I feel any ?usolclot? that the
Clii??re Is coming? on, ? Immediately take
Father John's Medicine, end It alwayn
bnnlshke nil traces of It. ft cute the
phlegm and ?dorm the Irritation.
"I k^p It in the house constantly, and
the children like It so weir that'they
frequently ask for It. It keep? tneh. welt
nnd stronrr.
"Thus there are three generations of
us, all usine; FfttKw John's Medl?lne
nnd uniting In Its praise,
"I have recommended It to many peo?
pie, end I '?now personally of many,re?
rnark.ihle eure? vour medicine ha? accom?
plished. (<?t?med> "Burton A. Hodge. No'.
K*! Tlnmn'hlre ' Rtroel, Low-fll, Mas?."
Father John's Medicine ts for sale by
Owens & Minor Drug Co., No. 1007 fcs.
Main R?,; Llty Dru? Store. No. 1444 E.
M"-?lri 8t.: People's Drug Store. No. 8?M
wnuanr-burn? Avenue: Northslde Phar-.
msey. N?. 001 ?. Fifth fit.: Pine Street j
Pharmacy, No. 834 8. Tine St.; East)'
rhnrmacy, No. 2001 V.mahle Bt.
Whatever your occupation may be, and however crowded your honra
with affaire, do not fail to secure at leaet i few minutes every ?lay for
refreshment of your inner life with a bit of poetry.?Prof. Charlea Eliot
No. 30.
Charlee Klntfley, aa English oUnrrtnan, waa born tn Uta, and dle4 in 1?5
portrnlt ana biographical ?ketch haa already appeared In thla aeries.
THREE Asnera went Bailing out Into the Weet
Out into the West aa the sun went down;
Each thought on the women who lov'd him the best;
And tbe children stood watching them out.of tho town;
Por men muet work, and women.must weep,
And there's little to earn, and many to keep.
Though the harbor bar be moaning.
Three wives sat up In tha light-bouse tower, *
And they trimmed the lampe aa the aun went down; ?
They look'd at tbe squall, and they look'd at tha shower, 1
And the night rack came rolling up ragged and brown! ?
But man must work, and women must weep, ,
Though storm? be atidden, end waters deep. f
And the harbor bar be moaning. J
Three corpse lay out on the ahlnlhg eanda ?
In the morning gleam as the tide, want down, t
And tha. women are weeping and wringing their ?ande j
* .For those-"-who will never .come.- pacte ?lo the town-,.?'* ?. ? ?*?.-. ?j
For men must work, and women must weep, " 1
And the sooner it's over, the sooner to sleep? '
And good-by to the bar and ita moaning. i
Poems roe eeght to'know begin In Tas Titnea-Dlspsten Banday, October 11, 1003, Osa i
la pobUiibM ceeb day. j
? . ? ? ? s ? ? * ? ? * ?* ? ' * ' ' si*?i? ? ..???' ? m ? ? ..ml '. '? V ?
15c Each. Bir.L
It appears that we are at least to have
a, Viola and a Sebastian of Shakespeare's
comedy, "Twelfth Night." who bear some
little resemblance to each other. Vioia
Allen, as Viola, and James. Young, us
Sebastian will otter this novelty at the
Academy this afternoon and to-night.
Ml** Allen went to gieat trouble to
find a performer who was of her size
and height, and one who could "make
up" to bear a very close resemblance of
her. Mr. Young, a fine Shakespearian
?performer, proved exactly what was de?
sired, in this case, however, It is the ao.
tress who must look like the man, Mis*
Allen's entire company has been ohosou
with equal care and attention.
The Mocking Bird.
A distinctly high grade performance Is
promised at the Academy Monday night.
when "The Mocking Bird," with .Mad?,
line Besley in the principal role. Is to be'
presented hy Mr. Brady Greer.
?. H. SotheriTln "The Proud
The engagement of ?. H. Sothern at
the Academy next Thursday an? Friday
gives thregtre-goers the privilege te wit?
ness his magnificent pew product on o?
jrustln Huntly McCarthy's new play, "Th??
Proud Prince." Mr. Sothern brings here
Intact the entire production and company
seen with him during his New York run,
j-Hb supporting organisation numbers one
hundred and fifty people, lnelud ng Miss
Cecilia Leftus, as lending woman, and
also Rowland Euokstone. Sydney 0.
Mather, Mary Hall, U Rogare Lyttim.
William Harri". John Flndlay. Mai olm
Hradley. FerclvaJ T, Moor??. WU'ard
Hutchlnson, Fedro de Cordoba, Ethel
Howard, Estelle Webster, Maude Mills.
J .ne Evan?? B.telle Loomls, Alice Hoove ,
Jennie Laurel Jessie Buy, Russell Bur.
ton, Robert G? fctowe, Charles Redman,
Charles Bell ?nd many other?.
The Night Before Christmas,
m* aellas? ml tbe BUou Theatre end
the performance to-night will conclude
the performance of tbe play. "Tho Night
Before Christmas," which baa been run?
ning for the week. Tho matinee thia eve?
ning will be of special interest.to-ladle?
end children, as'the winner ot the prise
tor the best composition will be - an?
nounced from tho ataga and the compo?
sition read.
Double Wedding.
Walnut drove Baptist Church in Han?
over county waa the scena of a beautiful
ito unie wedding Wednesday evening at ?Wl
o'clock when Mr. John H?ath and Misa
i'eachy May Crow, and Mr. Jama? Crow
?nu Miss Nettie Heath were married.
Miss Gertie Harvie played the wedding
march. The church was beautitul |n
white flowers with green background.
The couples stood under g beautiful
arch during the ceremony.
The brides, who ar? bath pretty young
ladies, looked charming In costume? of
wnite organdy trimmed In white ribbon.
They wore long veils, and carded bou?
quets of Bride rosea and maidenhair
immediately after th? ceremony they
were driven to the home of Mra. Crow,
where a reception was held.
Mr. Tuttle 111 Here.
Kev. Mr. Tuttle, of Lexington Fr?fry?
t<ry, pastor of tha Presbyterian Churoh
at Collieratown, Rockbrldg.i county, va.,
is under treatment at the Memorial Hos
rital. Mrs. Tuttle la In the city aleo.
Given Six Month?.
Anthony Wornham wa? yesterday ten?
venced in the Hustings Court to six
months In jail and a fin? of S3 for un?
lawful shoot|ng. . ?
Norfolk Case Set. .
In the Chancery Court yesterday tha
will case of Wlngfleld vs. Odali, involving
certain property In Norfolk city, waa tat !
for November l?th.
The amount Involved I* about, ffT.oo?,

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