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ing , Its Mold.
HOSPITALITY OF THE SUN
Cbnicr-Sioiic'of a Handsome Of-.
fice Building Qwncd liy Ed?
ward Echols, Laid.
(Special to Tho TlnicH-Dlspntcll.) '
STA U'NTO.V, VA1,', Dec. U.????????G'??.
4D0, Koyul Arconitin, Wednesday nlgtit
?lectori the following pMlcors!' l?/'It; Ar
i mon trout, regent! Ciiptalti T. t*. Morton,
vlca-regent; J, *.i.? Prillar, past. lit'grnl;
Jos.. B. Woodward, ncrrnlary: O. H. Mo
Ouffen, ircastirer; 0. V. Gnrboiy oratori
Messrs. J. .T. Piuifer, B. Nolhnagle, 0, M.
EarnirVn, trustee?! William i.WhIlceell,
chaplain; G!. It, Boot, warden; H. T, Lnft
rlck, Kontry; <",. P. Ourbcr, representative
to Oranti Lodge.
.This council nits nearly 2.Vi members.
Tho new evening dully paper here, ?.
?), Hulsllp. editor, Is maklcg strides, and
has a good start, and promises lo bu n
good paper.. This concern linn suino of
Ih? best capital In the city and county bo?
llimi It, and should certainly pr<J:<per.
Tho Stuunton' Dally .Vows, the morning
paper here, expects'to Install within thu
next month a-'iinw type-sotting machino
lo take th"i place of a largo number of
type-setters; now employed at that pillee;
? new printing press, ?i folding machine,
all (o bo run by electric niotois. '
Quito a Joke on tho Democratic dallies
hern is thu fact that tlic Old Dominion
Hun, a Hcpu oilcan weekly. Ik now print?
ing both tho dolly "Stauiiton Dispatch"
and tho "Staunt?n Dally and Soml-WccH
ly News," both of which are Democratic
papers, Mr. Voorliees, of The Run, pays
.that ho la Indeed very glatl to be able
to help his Democratic friends out? in
such a pinch as they arc in. The p'raps of
The Hun Is practically a now one anil
the beat in tho city. The press of the
Dally News played out on tlnim bmt aim
duy morning. Mr. Voorliees is a' fino
young fellow, -and if It was'not for his
hospitality the dallies here would bo In a
Tho Western State Hospital Board mot
hern Wednesday ulid Thursday. Dr. W.
V. Drewry, .of the Central Hospital, and
Dr. Foster, of ilio Eastern Hospital, woro
pr?sent. Others present wore State Com?
missioner W. L. Lane, Judgo J. L. Trcua.
way mid S. H. Hansbrough.
It was decided that-the wiring of .the
hospital be done by the Stauiiton Electric
Light Company. .Tho wires und material
NEW OFFICE K--LDINC
Tho cornor-slono of the new .J?3.00CI law
building being built by Edward E?hols on
Court Houso Square, was laid Tuesday,
shortly before dusk. A lurge number
of articles and historical memoranda
commemorative of Un; timos woro. depos?
itaci In the r?ceptacles lu the stone. -Thl?
new ? bulletins -will have about twenty-six
rooms, and, -will 'bo a very., handsome
titildln?. : ? ,
John Kennedy, the train wrecker .who
?was at the October .term, of the County
Court sentenced to. hang, 'will ask the
Governor, though frlendsj to commuto
his death sentence to Imprisonment for
llf<\ . , -
In the Circuit Court a compromise Judg?
ment wtw rendered In the ca.se of-J- U.
Lackey vs. tho Valley Rullroad Company
of Virginia, giving Mr. Lackey 51.000 dam?
ages. The foregoing suit grew out ?of a
claim of Mr. Lackey's for tho damage,
dono lo his truck garden just south of
tho city. It seems that' Mr.? Lackey
claimed that tho culvert undor. the rail?
road was too small and insufficient to car?
ry tho water off., and for that reason
his truck garden was over-flowed. Owing
to this lll-cohstrucvted culvert the Valley
Railroad has been comneued to pay sov.
"A COMMON COLD."
"The history, literature nnd therapeu?
tics of the condition known as a 'Cold'
shows conclusively '"Hint very little has
been known In regard lo Mil? state.
"Who hue tint WltHMftetl the mint y fnll
iirce bf it''good'Kwentlng,' it tiose of 'cas?
tor oil,' etc. Tho fact Im. wo havo been
overlooking the true origin of Iho dls
cr.sed filata known as a 'Cold.' It Is
.primarily a disease of 'the'stomach, it
(Urangement of tho processes of gastric
digestion."?Medical Times. .
The uso, of Dr. Humphreys' "Revcnly
fiovon" breaks up the Cold, ulul If utter
jiated with, or followed by tho uso of
Specillo No, 10, tho stomach will per?
form Its functions, nnd the guslrlo de
l'ftVigentent caused by taking cold will bu
' In smnll bottles of pellols that lit the
'vest pocket. At druggists, 25 cents euch.
$3f? Medical Guido mailed free,
? Humphreys' Mod. Co., Cor. William and John
Blrectn, Now York.
orni thousand dollars damages, us every
freshet that comes overflows the adjoin?
PERSQNAL INJURY VERDICT.
In the case of George W. Peaco vs.
.Tornes Jf, Woodward, receiver for the
City' Street Car Company, the Jury ren?
dered a verdict of $500.00 damages for tho
plaintiff. The action grew out of personal
. injury received by Mr. Peaco during the
summer, while riding on a street car on.
South Augusta Street. Ho was directed'
by tho motortnan of the car to Jump
when the car got beyond the control of
?the motorrn.'in.. Mr. Penco Jumped and
The case of Mrs. ?Mary 13, Crop, who
was Injured at Highland Park by the fall?
ing of a trolley polo from a street car,
was settled out of court.
Rev. T. K. Booker, pastor of the Timber
Ridge Presbyterian Church, liaH been
called on to accept the position of super?
intendent of tho Virginia Synod's evangel?
Istic committee. He has not agreed an
yet to accept the position. Tho position
Offers -Mr. Booker a wide field for the
work with which he Is familiar, and It Is
very likely ho will accept.
SAN JOSE SCALE.
Rockbridge Orchards Attacked
by This Dreaded Pest.
(Special to l'ho Times-Dispatch.)
LEXINGTON? VA., Dec. 12.?Tho pres?
ence of the San Jose scalo Ib reported
from several orchards In Itockbrldge.
Orte gentleman. Mr. Thomas J, Deacon,
of Col Hers town, say that In ordor to ?ret
rid of the pest, he expects to cut down his
entire orchard. Mr.' Calvin Hushes, of
Denmark; Mr. Hanna, of Longwood, and
Mr. Pultz; of near Lexington, are the
other cases that aro similarly affected.
The advent of this ecourgo In Rockbrlrtge
will be a great hardship on fruit-grow?
ers. T^he apple crop Is a large ono in
?the county and a source'of considerable
Under the ditectlon of Mrs. Benjamin
West Cllnedlnst, of New York, a social
tea and bazaar was held by tho New
York and Brooklyn Chapter of the Chil?
dren of tho Confederacy residing In those
cities, for tho benefit of the Stonewall
Jadkson .Memorial Hospital, of Lexington.
'It/will. he-r?e.\bed t1fat*r? movement has"
Seen started by the Daughters of'the Con?
federacy for the purchase of Goneral
Jackson's old home In Lexington to be
converted Into' a memorial hospital.
FROM HOME TO DIE
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ITHACA, ?V. Y., Dec. .12.?Driven from
his home by hi? two sons, lJ)\i\a Bloom,
seventy-five years old, '.??it out at nn early
hour yesterday' morning in ? severo
Horm to walk to tho county poor house,
a distance of seven miles. The old man
had been 111 for some time, and plodded
along to his last refuge. With much
difficulty ho reached tho home for tho
j-oor after five hours of effort. No
aoonor had the door been opened to him
than he staggered t a chnlr and fell over
dead from exhaustion and exposure.
Memorials erected in Gloucester
Courthouse to Distinguished
Sons of That County.
WAS AN INSPIRING OCCASION
? Large Assembly Hear Inter?
esting Addresses in Present?
ing and Receiving Memorials.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.) '
GLOUCESTER C. M? VA., Dec. 12.
Tho Gloucester Courthouse building was
filled to repletion on Thursday by a rep?
resentativo audience, who assembled lo
do honor to tho unveiling of tnbtot? and
portraits o? distinguished Gloucester men.
Tho walls ot the old building are adorned
with many such memorials, but none
will ho held with more reverence than
thosu unveiled to-day.
Judgo T, R, B, Wright, to whoso genius
the pcoplo of his circuit owo tlio thought
of placing such momorluls on their court
house walls, presided over the occasion
with his usual genial charm of manner.
In el! there woro about nineteen speak?
ers, und though tho ceremonies were
continued without Intermission from ll:Ht?
A. M. to 4:.'S0 P. M., thero was no sign of
weariness In the audience; In fact, there
was 'small causo for boredom, for each
speech was; a gram, some of purest ray?
und hrlef and to the point.
Tho meeting oponed with prayer hy tho
"Fighting Parson," honored of all men
in Gloucester, tho Rev. W. E. Royall,
und t|h.j singing of "America" in fine
Tho first tablet to bo unveiled was one
ir. memory of Judge J. M. Gregory, Judgo
of this clrcuiL from 1800 to ISlK. This
tablet was erected by thn court through
the generosity of MeBdamo and Mr.
Gregory Gulbralth, of Spartanburg, 8. C,
Ilio daughter and his grandson, Mes
darno A. Caskle Thomas, of New York,
and was received by Hon. D. Gardiner
Tyler in a speech replete with Interesting
matter. The Hon. Jbhn Lamb, of Rich?
mond, received the same in a fine man?
ner, which will Insure him a welcome
always as a speaker In Gloucester. Mas?
ter J<Mw Gregory Warburton, of Wll
liarnsburg, unveiled the tablet,
THE PAGE TABLET.
The second tablet was unveiled by Mas?
ter Mann Page, of "Shelly," and was
the gift of Thomas Nelson Pago, In mem?
ory of the many distinguished men of his
name who were horn in Gloucester. This
tablet was presented by Mr. Mary us
Jones In his usual happ\v vein, and was
received by Mr. Joseph Bryan, who, as
fie rose to speak, was met with an open
hearted welcome by the many friends
of his youth, who are proud to claim him
ns a Gloucester-man. Mr. Bryan's speech
was one of tho Kerns of tho day.
The third tablet was In memory of
Mordecnl Cook, of Murderers' .Mount.
Gloucester, and of other well known men
of that name, and was tho gift ot Mr.
Merrltt Todd Cooke, of Norfolk, and
was presented very gracefully hy Colonel
John B. Sounders and unveiled by 'Miss
The next unveiling, Dr. Walter Reed,
?. ?., LL. D., major and surgeon In the ]
army ot the L'nlted States, who demon?
strated In Cuba tho transmission of yel?
low fever by mosnuitoes, was especially
? p foresting. Mrs. Walter Reed, widow,
nnd Mesdames Bllncoe and Elam, sisters,
and Rev. J. C. Reed, presiding older of
Lynchburg District, brother of Dr. Reed,
were present. Major James Carroll, of
the United States army, unveiled tho tab?
let, which was erected by the 'court of
Gloucester and a few friends. Major
Jefferson Randolph Keen, of the t-???-?
Slates army, whose speech Is given below
in full, presented tho tablet, which was
received hy Dr, W. B. Robinson, of Tap
palwnnock, in a speech so chaste and so
beautiful it remains In tho memory like
music. An exceedingly Interesting
feature ,of this occasion was tho
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If men and women who suffer from d
Stomach, Liver or Kidney Complaints would
only take Hostettcr's Stomach Bitters they
would soon be restored to perfect health. It
is especially compounded for such ailments
and has never been known to fail.
will restore the appetite, assist digestion)
stimulate the liver and kidneys, and cure
SICK HEADACHE, CRAMPS, NAU=
SEA, DYSPEPSIA, INDIGESTION,
BILIOUSNESS, INSOMNIA, CONSTA
PATED BOWELS AND MALARIA,
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Genllomon.?^riiave used your
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mend it to everyone?.
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presence of Major James Carroll, who
was Ihe first experimental caso In the
mrjsqtiito lesti and ? warm friend of
Vr, lined'?. ?)i\ Reed wns horn Iti
UlOllmstjhr in IS:il,
Tho fine portrait lo bo unveiled wns In
memory of C'fttesby Jbiio.?, of the Confed?
erata army, who was ? typo of nil that
Ift beat of Southern chivalry, and whoso
short, brilliant life closed early In tho
wnr. Thu portrait wns unveiled by Miss
Maria Jone?, ntld presen Ieri by Mr. Wal
luco Williams most appropriately.
Thon wob unveiled tho iiortrnll ot olio
of Gloucester's truest mid purent mon,
Mr. William Ash Jones, ? lawyer of abil?
ity, It wan unveiled by his warm friend,
Mr. ?. O. Jones, at Middlesex, In a man
tier worthy of occasion./and the man,
Judge J, L, TallHferroj Commonwealth's
aUorney, received tho whole collection
In tho nnmo of tho county In ? very
graceful speech, and was followed hy Mr.
Thomas Dowlng, of Lancaster, who
made an eloquent tribute in which ho said
th<? tablets which adorned the wall wero
but types of the sort of men Gloucester
In part and Virginia In whole had and
could produce. Major G. ?. Stubbs, who
nlso was nppolnlcrt to receive tho col?
lection as a wholo, now arose and.gave
Ilio surprlso of Uio-day.
JUDGE WRIGHT'S PORTRAIT.
He asked Judgo Wright, to allow Rev.
W. E. WlaU to lake the chair, and then
presented to tlio crowd a most excellent
portrait of his honor. Judge Wright: It
was received with a very whoop of ap?
plause, which testified to the lov'o and nd
mlrntion of the people,) of Gloucester to
the retiring Judgo. who is now holding
tho last term of the Ninth Judicial Cir?
cuit of Virginia. Th?'portrait wns un?
veiled by the pretty liti le granddaughter
of Mr. Stubbs. Surely the burning words
of Mr. Stubbs must-have gratified tho
recipient of thn compliment. Colonel J.,
11. Sounders, of Saluda, .presented this
portrait in a most delicate, touching
manner, and In .tho snme way It was
received by Mr. Herbert Lewis, of West
Point, who convulsed tho audience by
saying! "If I hod been born In Gloucester
I would luave becn'a great man."" Pos?
sibly ho may yet, attain. Ills speech cer?
tainly gave such promise.
? letter read by the judgo from Thomas
Nelson Page told of hia profound regret
at not being able to bo present, an Im?
portant engagement nt ?p la alone pre?
vented his appearing. Mrs. Gnlbralth
received a telegram when she renchetl
Bnltlmore, which recalled her to Spnr
tanburg. Lines from Miss Molly Elliot
Seawell, Mr. Cook. Major T. S, Talla
ferro, and Judge Wcllford expressed ro
gret at not being able to attend the ex?
ercises. Among the visitors present from
a distance wore Mesdames Casklc Thom?
as, of Tv'ew oi'rk: Walter Reed Bllmroe,
and Elam, Rev, J. C, Reed, the,Messrs;
Gardner Tyler, John Lamb, Mnryus
Jones, Joseph Bryan, Johnothan Bryan',
John R. Saunders, Messrs. James Car?
roll and J. ' R. Reed, of United States
army; W. B. Robinson, T. G. Jones and
John Waidurlm, Htid thrco ladles and
gentlemen were the quests at dinner of
Mesdames Charles tE;t Gary and Mrs.
W. B. Corr. The doy was an Inspiring
one, and to Judge Wright, who all part
with, with sincere sorrow. To his able
assistant, Hon. J. N. .Stone. Is duo th?
success of the occasion.
MAJOR KEAN'S ADDRESS.
? Ono of the most Interesting features ot
tho day was the unveiling of the tablet
to Major Waller Reed surgeon United
States army, by tho County Court. The
presentation speech, which was mode by
Major Jefferson Randolph Kean, was as
? "I am hero by order of tho Honorable
Court of Gloucester?not to make a speech,
for I aniTho only'Virgin lo 11 in tho Whole
circle of my acquaintances w"hd has not
that accomnlishment?bnt.to lay my tri?
bute of a lapral ??af?io^itbla. memorial
which y?u have .raised at?:this, his birth?
place, and to say'BAfew?words about the
groat and' Icv?b)?} qualities c??i'Walter
Reed nnd the magnitude of tho work
which he. accomplished,- In' my s_tory I
hope you will pardon some personal allu?
sions and rominlscences?for though I did
not have the honor to bo u. member of the
Yellow Fever Commission, I was its confi?
dent and later its business manager and
distributing agent. His parents were
Lemuel Button Heccl.'wbo at the time ot
Walter's birth was the presiding elder of
the Methodist Church of this circuit, and
Phnraba Whlto, his wife Their. home
was at a little place, scarcely a village,
called' Belle Roy, about six miles rrom
this courthouse, and there, Walter, tha
youngest of five children, saw the light
on the 13th of September, IESI. 1 often
wonder If Dr. William Waller, the good
physician who presided on that momen?
tous occasion, was blest with any pre?
monition of tho fact that the helpless
babe which ho held in his hamts wliilo It
drew its /'first walling breaths, waa
destined to solvo that. riddle of tho
Spliynx among diseases, and put an end
to the tribute of human lives which for
ages had been continually exacted for tho
failure to guess the secret.
DR. REED'S CHILDHOOD.
The Infancy and childhood, of the little
Walter passed without events worthy of
noto in other than a mother's chronicle;
unless it may Interest a- Gloucester au?
dience to know that he early dovolopod a
taste for the good things for which the
county is famous and attempted his first
oyster ot tho ago of one month. Fortu?
nately, Dr. Waller was near at hand.
His school of education was received at
Charlottesvillo from Mr. William R. Ab?
bot, who'Is still at tho head of one of
tho best of our Virginia high schools, at
whoso feet I too snt in my youthful
days, and to' whoso scholarly zotil and
patience ? am Indoliteci Tor tho small
Latin nnd less Greek that still lingers in
my,memory nlong with many pleasant re?
collections of boyish days.
it enables us to appr?cia to nllk? tho re?
markable jireclousness of tho youth and
tho limited field of medical Knowledge
thirty-five years ago ns compared with
our four and five years'? course of to?
day to learn that ho grnduuted. in medi?
cine at the University of Virginia before
"tho ngc nf elghjonn, end after one year's
study, Fortunately so forced a ourleulum
was supplemented by several years' of
careful study in tho schools and hospitals
of New York. In lS?? ho entered ihe medi?
cai corps of tho army, Ho took this stop.
I suspect, liot so muc'li from n. love of
camps and adventures or ? df?slre
To follow over soa and land,
Through e^les and through solitudes,
The phantom with the beckoning hand
Which still allures nnd still eludes,
ns from a gentler and tendorer mntlvo
the mnldon passion for a maid. For this
position savo him an assured Income,
and his marriage to tho gentle lady who
Is here with us lo-riay soon followed,
I havo seen letters written hy him at this
period of his life, which strike a noto
unusual in a young man nf twenty-four.
Thero Is nothing of the pleasant vanities
and follies of lusty youth, or evon of that
last Infirmity of noblo minds, doslrn for
fume, but. only tho scholar's love for his
books and a great wish to benefit man?
kind. This spirit of puro altruism greatly
Impressed mo twenty-five, years lator on
an occasion which I shall always remem?
ber and shall mention furthor on.
The twoniy-thren years of his Ufo as an
army surgeon prior to tho Spanish wnr
contained tho usual full mensure of fon?
tier service with its vicissitudes and jour?
neys and varied trials mid oxperiences
which came to the lot of tho army oltl
enr of that time. I will only note tho
happy chance which in IMO brought him
for a year to Bnltlmoro wliero ho was
enabled to study In the laboratory of the
foremost pathologist In America, and not
only to ground himself la .the then rapid?
ly developing science of bacteriology, but
Thousands of Women Have Kidney
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riD'iiT KNOW I HAD KIDNEY TROUBLE
? had tried ?a
many remedie? without their
inn Hint .t wns nbout dlscoiir
TO-DAY I UH IN SPLENDID HEALTH
About 18 month? ago t had a very povere at
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I won out of health and run'down generally:
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tail somehow felt they might be, and 1 l-epan
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r Gratefully yours.
MRS. A. I?. WAf.KER, I '
46 West Linden St., Atlanta, O*.
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Sincerely yjurs, ?_
MRS. IT. N. ^WHEELER,
21) Prospect St., Lynn, Mass.
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MRS. E. AUSTIN.'?:
19 Nassau St., Brooklyn, N. XV
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fact their very Uves, to Its wonderful curative properties. In writing to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Blnghamton, N..Y., be sure to
say that you rend this generous offer In the Richmond Sunday Tlmes-Dlspatch. Jf you uro already convinced that Swamp
Root Is what you need, you can purchase the regular flfty-oent and one-dollar size bottles at the drug stores everywhere.
to ?,?? the esteem and affection of hla
praeceptor, tho lllustrous and genial Dr.
Welch, of Johns Hopkins University. A
year later ho was ordered to AVashlngton
to establish the modest teaching labora?
tory of the then recently established army
medical school. His work In this labora?
tory covered a wide, field of research, and
wus of much scleatlilc value, but It can?
not be? touched on to-day. except perhaps
to mention the great and laborious In?
vestigation of the camp epidemia ci
typhold fever during tho Spanish war by
the bourd of which he wns president.
Congress last year, appropriated $25,000 for
the publication pC the voluminous report
of this board, a. work upon which the
only surviving mom ber, Dr. Victor ,C.
Vaughan, of Ann Harbor University, Is
DR. RETCD IX CUBA.
In Juno of 1000 Dr. Reed came to C'uba
rit the head of a commission for the
study of yellow fever; to attack In its
favorite stronghold that mysterious and
deadly disenfio which, since, the days of
Columbus, had scourged tho western
shores of the Atlantic from Philadelphia
to tho Amazon. No one who has not read
thu long catalogue of Its devastations
spread through the 1.500 pages of I.a
Roche's monumentiti work can appreciate
how many thousand of lives, what: ocsuns
of '-tears, what millions of money this
olaguo lias cost humanity. It was at
that time prevalent, as usual, In Havana
and In tho neighboring town of Quema?
dos, whero our gallant Virginia general,
ritzhUKh Lee, had tho headquarters of
lila military department, and 1, who hap?
pened to be chief surgeon on his staff,
was lying sick of It, So I think that, in
tho visit which Reed promptly paid mo,
he ?aw his first case nt the disease1 with
which bla fame will ulwnys be asso?
Ah he often remarked, the progress nt
modern medicino had stopped at this
singular disease, and no single fact was
known to us'which was not lo be'Courut
in the pages of La Roche fifty years ago.
Of course, tho theories of Its causation
und munnnr of spread wore Infinite In
number, und more than one observer
had claimed that thehltn of the mosquito
wiiii instrumental In Its propagation. Dr,
Carlos Finlay, of Havana, the most,
prominent advocate of this theory, had
even correctly fixed upon Ihn special
varloly of mosquito, Hut scientific medL
cine takes no note of Improved ihaqpies;
und Justly gives the palm of discovery'
to tho (lomonstrritor of scientific faci s
and not'to the proclnim-sr of theories, G
'Miiinot go |nto the onuses which led Dr.
Rood's Investigations Into this path, ex?
cept to say that Dr. Finiay's publication?
Old not influence him, but more than any?
thing else tho observations of another
virginia doctor. Henry H. Carter, turned
his mind In this direction. It'was evi?
dent that as man was ih?, only creature
known to he susceptible to y,?||ow fever,
experiments would have to ho made on
human beings, and tho board determined
to make tho first trial on the persons ?>?*
Its own members.
SACRIFICE TO SCIENCE.
Dr. James Carroll, of the iiriny, who
Is hern to-riny, was the rirst experimental
case, and suffered a vary severe attack,
which cnrrled him Into the vory aluulotv
of Ihn gates of douth. 1 am glad to be
%b|e to bear witness to an act of self
dovollun as gallant uh Ilio lending of ?
forlorn hopo, and far more productiva at
efood to others. I rOBret to add that It has
not, however, boca pvnductlve of any pro.
motion or reward for him. The third Amer?
ican member of the c'on.nilsslon, the
\????? and gifted Juanear, died, nobly
sacrificing to this work ? life full of
promise of scientlflo achievement. The
groat secret was now discovered, but I
more experiments wt*?Mr%au*ai'y to olea* I
up doubtful ? points, and accumulate a
mass of evldonco which would bring con?
viction to every scientific ml rid. It.was,
therefore, necessary to seek tho assis?
tance of the military governor, whoso
word? was luw In Cuba, and without
whos? approval and financial assistance
cxperlhlohtatlon on tho .scalo desired
could hot, bo. conducted. Fortunately for
Cubaland, for science, that military gov?
ernor .was- General L?onard Wood. It
wns my privilege to stand with theso
two In a window recess of tho old palaco
In Havana, overlooking tho Plaza dol Ar?
mas and the little ehlipel marking tho
spot where Columbus had landed, while
Rood, with that lucidity and convincing
eloquonco which ho had always at his
command, told his story and made his
request. "You shall havo ton thousand
dollars, and more, If that Is not enough,"
was General Wood'a prompt reply. If
all tho accusations which jealousy and
thwarted greod aro now hurling at his
back were as true as I know that thoy
are false, that quick nod Intuitivo recog?
nition that this was no dreamer's tale,
and his ready nsslstnnco to thlsv great
work would so far to balance tl?e ac?
NOT OF SELF.
Half an hour later, when Reed and
I sat at lunch In a quiet corner of, the
Cafe Paris and 3 drank his health In
the rod wino of old Spain and held forth
on tho grand our of tl:o achievement arid
the honor and fnmn that would be his,
he turned to mo with an olr of sincerity
nnd candor which forbade a suspicion of
cant or nffcctntlon, and said: "Keen, I
swear In you that I do not give a rap for
what this discovery will bring to mo, hut
? am very thankful that It has been mine
to confer so great a blessing on human
Ity." Tho man spoko from his heart, nnd
this lofty altruism was much ? part of
him, ns was his fearlessness, his enrn
estnoss, and the merry nnd plnyftil )m
mor which bubbled through his dully con?
Of tho now famous experiments nt
Camp Lnaenr, which General Wood's
help made possible; of how our bravo
hospital rorpn men volunteered to sleep
lor weeks In bedding In which the victims
of yollnw fever hnd died In order io provo
that tho (nfeotlon is not carried by cloth?
ing; of how thoy fearlessly bared their
arms for the bite of the Infected mosquito
which alone could carry tho infection? all
tills makes a thrilling story; but if you
wish to hoar It you must get it from Dr.
Our visit <Q General Wood happened on
tho 12th Of October, 1000, my note-hook
tells me. In a year from Hint timo yol.
low fever had boon driven from Cuba,
nc-vor again, wm hope, to return. Two
years later the Secretary of War was
writing In lila report to Congress with
reference lo Reed's work ns follows:
"Tho brilliant character of this seien
tifio ni lilnvomvmt. Its inestimable value
io mankind, ilio snvlng of thousands of
lives, nnd the deliverance of tho Atlanti?
Beacons! from constant apprehension, de?
mand special recognition from tlio gov?
ernment of the United Stntos. I ask
that tho President appoint hltn Assistant
Rurgcnn-Gonnrril, with the rank or col?
onel." Hut before this report had left
the hands of the printer or Walter Raed,
had seen theso words, his eyes wero
closed In death, and that pure and loftj
spirit hud gone to receive a higher and
moro lasting reward.
Takes ioo-Ypar Pledge.
(Special to The Jlmo?-lllmintch k
ALTOONA, PA.. Dec. 1'J ,-Juines Long,
aged fifty, took (he pledge for otiti Unti?
li i>id years, swore to .illuml church regu?
larly and be good lu general to-day, to
settle two cases afo/'.i:st htm in Alderman
Raymond's court. Ht hud boon sued bl?
atas, H?gel* Bue'/, for assaulting h?-?'.
The Dispensary Election at Me
herrin to Take Place
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
MEHBRRIN, VA,. Dec. 12.?Tho coun?
try roads through the Southslde are in
the best condition over seen at this eea^?
Eon. and as a result the timber manu?
facturers aro doing an unusually large
business, gottlng their product to the
The witness In tho contested election
caso of Fowlkes and Hardy, have been
summoned for next court which will am
held on Monday next.
The negro Fowlkes, who was shot ?
few days ago by James Stokes, Is not
dead as reported. It la thought that
with good attention he will pull through,
Tho hill which passed both houses a
few days ago to establish a dispensary
hero on tho Prince Edward side, leaving
It to tho vote of the people In the dis?
trict, will bo voted upon next Saturday
The Democratic County Committee will
meet at Lunonburg Courthouse Monday
to olect a chairman to fill the vacancy
caused by tho death of Mr. Wllllngton
?All officers elected at the last election
will qualify next court, betoro Judge Goo,
C, Orgnln, in order to ho ready to enter
upon their duties, Jan, 1st, next year.?
Tho delinquent tax list has boon conir
pletecl for this year, and Is somewhat
shorter than usual.
Mr. August Simon, who Uves near here,
had rt largo butcher knife forced through
the centre of his hand a few days ago
while attempting to kill hogs, In som*
way the hog fell and caught tho knife,
which ho held lu one hand, and forced,
it through his other. He lost a consider?
able amount of blood from the wound be?
fore ho could got to a doctor.
The largo stavo factory, situated near
here, has changed hands In the past few
days, and Watkins & Kuuffniau are leas?
ing It, nnd disposing of their stock in ,
the Virginia Caroline, Stove Co., who ar?
Richmond Hive. No. 3, I.udy Mif rabees,
will hold their regular review Tuesday,
Diccmber luth, nt S o'clock P. M., Mtuv
phy's Assembly Hall. A large attendane*
Is desired, as election of ufficer? for
the ensuing year and other Important
business wll come before the Hive,
Each and every mom'ber Is urged 10
make a special effort to ho present, ??
this will be th? lust review of this Hive
for ? he year nwi.
PEKING'S GREAT WALLS AND
Peking Is surrounded by a great wall
GO feet wide and 50 fuet high. It Is four
miles on each side and sixteen miles
around and has live gates. Inside this
wall Is the Tartar City, the imperial city
and the forbidden city, each surrounded;
by 11 wall, No one from the outside ?.??
allowed In the forbidden city. Dr. HurU
luut's Vegetable Compound sin-round?
the human system with :i great wall pf
Inalili, tilling the veins with pure blood,
euros Rheumatism, Catarrh, Constipa?
tion und restores diseased organs to n
health)' condition. A thirty-days' treat?
ment ou n bu obtained from any druggist
for. ?.do. or a six-month*' guarantee to
dire trcaliiiMU fur 11-09.