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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA.
RICHMOND NEWS AND GOSSIP Plans to Organize State Troops at Once. GOVERNOR NOT A CANDIDATE n<> win Accept Um ScnatorKtilp it (lOTcrcil to lllin-A Cilooil Sinn Gone -I.iiw.vrri mill Kent Estate Mo:? Discuss Commission on Court Rules Advertisements? ,TiiiI;c lo Reu? dor Opinion mitt I ii Kates. (Special to Vlrglnlan-rilot.) Richmond, Vu., March H.? There Is now ready f>>r use in tlie equipment ol tho Virgliilu military about $22,000, equally divided between State and na? tional a'ppropi iullons. Adjutant General Corbln has noilltcd Governor Tyler that tho War popart incut is ready to furnish the State with Its quota of urnis. if in not probable that the men will get Krug-Jorgcnscns, but ihat tin y will be supplied with the Improved Springfield arm. Governor Tyler wishes to have tho State military reorganized as soon as possible. There has been no need for troops recently, but the Governor wishes to hnve military companies scattered throughout the State, so that ho tan have a force within easy slrik ing distance of; the scene of any trou? ble that may arise. WANTS MORE SOLDIERS. The_present _ui]hjn ry fori o j^T the Staii- is H'l. 'l ie have uniforms, in addition to this there are new uhiisi ?! uniforms for the First Hcgimcnt. These Uli; of gray Cloth. They were made in Philadelphia about the time of the breaking mit ..i the war last spring. All. or nearly all, the companies which were dlschurtcccl from the ser? vice of the state hy reason of enter? ing tlie national service will ask to re-enter the service of Virginia. Many of He in hud a long existence j i i ?:? to the last war, the majority ol them having made historic records in tin- war between tlie Stales. The Lyiichburg Homo Guards, the Monti ?cello Guurds, of ChuYlottesvillo; tlie Wuiker Light Guard, the Guard of the Commonwealth ami the Old Dominion Guard, of Itlehniond; the Portsmouth Rifles, the .\. i' 11.11 Rifles, III. Dan? ville compnnics; indeed the list of his? toric orunnlziitlons which l?st their Identity by enlisting for the Spanish American war, could l>" prolonged, it the fourth iteglincnt, which has in it many well Known organizations, were Inal?ded. it is understood thai every one of these will reorganize under its old name. Assistant Inspector General Jo Lane Stern is a; work mi a plan of reorgan? ising the State troops, which will be submitted to the Governor in a few days. Owing to extreme illness la Ad? jutant General Nallo'a family, which has kept him at his home in Culpeper for several weeks, he has not been able in work on this question. GOV. TYLER NOT A CANDIDATE. .Erlends of Governor Tyler have rc clntly nie:.:lone I lie executive's name as a candidate for the United States Senate, but when tlie Governor was j naked to-day concerning tlie matter said that ):?? would not pay any atten? tion to politico while he was In office, lint l-.e .lid say that if the people vol? untarily elected him to that oilice he would probably accept. "1 hive ho idea1 of entering the race," said Gov? ernor Tyler. "I am earnestly an l prayerfully trying to cervc my people Where i am. and shall not take any part in the Senatorial light." A GOI ID .MAN GONE. Mr. Jeremiah Morton was found dead lit 11 :; ri :? I III i..- I ? ..I .1. - boarding house, No. 71r. East Franklin street. Tlie end must have been peace? ful, and his body was found lying in a natural position. When Coroner Tay? lor viewed the dead man's body lie said that tin: death was due to natural causes. The remains will probably be taken lo Spottsylvanla county for Interment. Mr. Morton was sixty-throe years of age, ami was greatly attached to lltbr attirc; was the esteemed and valued book-keeper f< r the E. it. Taylor Com? pany. Deceased was born and reared in Culpeper county, wher? now sur? vives him three unmarried daughters and t o s ins. COMMISSIONERS ON COURT SALUS Representatives of tho real estate dealers ami lawyers of Richmond held a meeting this morning in the Chancery Court room, before Judge Lamb, with Judge Blmore, of the Law and Equity Court sitting as associate for the pur? pose of disciussing the schedule of commissions to be paid real estate agents on court sales recently adopted by the Bar Association. This schedule Avas adopted several weeks ago. The real estate men, being apprised of the same, prepared nnd submitted a coun? ter proposition, and it was agreed that th,. tw.> should be submitted to the Chancery Court, ihe Judge of which lias authority to ilx. the rate of com? missions. Tlie discussion of the relative merits of the two schedules of commissi ms occupied some tlnie, and finally re? sulted in bringing out another feature of tiie case. The Uir Association also recommended that an effort be made to net the newspapers to iigjee that the rebate now allowed on court ad? vertisements shall r > to the fund and not to the real cstati agents. This fact was alluded to be Mr. Page and was ?saBasnBaBBSBassnaBsasaBBBSSBflEBSBSB^ ISEVEN SUTHERLAND SISTERS' urn Is a positive and perfectly ^afo cure fcr baldness. NO DYE. AT ALL DRUGG?3TS. highly endorsed by hlrtv and also by Mr. l>i?gs. Judge Leake also spoke of this mat? ter, but said that he understood the newspapers had declined to allow this rebate to any other but the real estate men. ? How would It do." asked Judge Lamb, "to give out all these court ad? vertisements to the lowest bidder?" This view of the question received s< mo consideration ami seemed to be favorably received. There were re? marks by Judge Christian and Mr. Plckrell, who stated that they consid? ered the rate offered by the real estate men very reasonable, and by Messrs. Patterson. Leake, Digga and others. Af? ter consulting With Judge Minor, Judge Lamb said: "We will take this matter under ad? visement. A.-, you know, this court has absolut,., power in fixing the com? missions on court sales, and th ? real estate men can accept th ? rates or not, just as tluy see lit. if lh-> do not ac? cept them others will, in some cases the commissioners have performed the work of th-. real estate men. Tlie . nu t may adopt one schedule or the Other, or neither." THOSE MARYLAND OYSTERMEN. The Governor received u letter from Dr. Prunk Pit tidier, urdsldcnt of tlie state Board of Fisheries, In response io a request for particulars concerning the capture of Maryland oyster vessels. l>r. Fletcher also sent a long communi? cation from Commonwealth's Attorney !'?. T. GInter, of Accotnnc, giving a his? tory of the mailer, lie states that the two schooners were discovered dredging in Virginia waters. They were chased over into Maryland, captured and are held til Onnncock. Mr. Glnter savs if the Maryland peoptu feel aggrlevoil they can make their defense iu the court When pl-nreeillllgs are heituu look ing to the condemnation of the ves? sels. The Governor will rep?rl to Governor Lowhdes. of Maryland.what Dr. Fletch? er und Mr. Glnter have written. A man in Washington county wrote to the Governor for ii "Soot of close to carry the mall Ih." Dr. A. S. Prlddy, of Charlotte, call? ed at the Capitol. LOOK I-ORWARI) TO IT. "1 Inke inneli InterosL-in Hie series of articles which tho Virginian-Pilot pro? poses to publish. The -Home Study Circle* will no doubl be of much In ?? rest nnd benefit to the public. I look forward with pleasure to Ihe appear? ance of these studies and will bs glad lo call the attention of my pupils to them. MARY RANDOLPH. "Teacher of English, "Norfolk College for Young Ladies." GUARANTEE OH RELIABILITY. I nm very glad to note thai you hove arranged lo bring before "the people well written articles on great historical subjects- The names of tho authors of these articles aro a guarantee of their n liability, and a promise that they will be read- It is needless lo say thai I commend the enterprise. W. .1. YQ?NG. Pastor EpWorth M. E. Church. I'liTURSBURG Death of Mr. Frank H. Simpson, in Baltimore. Contract Awarded For Th o Dredges tin a 10 mi Jittiu Hospltul ttlc llitmngoM For Assmiii PerNounl null f?oiterala Petersburg, \"a.. March iL?The P.al timorc Herald of yesterday contained the following account of the death of Mr. Frank R. Simpsi n, a native of Pe ?. : burg, where he has many relatives I and friends. The remains, a, eonipanled by relatives reached Petersburg yes | Lerday afternoon, and wer..- taken to I Grace Episcopal Church, j Frank R. Slnipi in, years old, who resided nt Hl? W<?si Lafayette avenue, ! fell over the balustrade at his home iterday monilmj and died iiom ;h -lie.-i.s ,,| a :raei'iie 1 skull. Tin- accident occurred about :: o'clock in the morning, and the injured man lingered until !? o'clock, when he died. He was the resident ugent in this city I for the United Suites Printing Com? pany, of Brooklyn, N. V., and came here from Petersburg; Ya., where the remains will be token for burial. A widow and one child survive him. Mr. Simpson arose about :t o'clock yesterday morning and went to the bathroom on the second floor. The house was dark, and returning to his room ho passed through a small apartment which opened on (he stall w y. II Is sup? posed he hade a mis-step and clutched :U tin- staircase rail to support him? self, but missed it and fell over the bal? ustrade to the floor below. :>. distance of about is feet. He fell head first. Tlie noise awakt ned members of the | ' family, who r?shed lo Ids assistance, i He was in an unconscious condition] when found, and remained In that state | until he died. Mr. Simpson had returned yesterday from Brooklyn; where he had been on business, and had retired about !) o'clock. Coroner Grcrhpler was notified but deemed an Inquest unnecess ry. CONTRACT FOR DREDGES. The Virginia Dredging Company has contracted with a leading concern for two large dredges, which tire to bi built here. Th so died-:.-: will each be l.n; feel in length. 36 feet wide and l". fei t deep and will cost in the neigh? borhood of $17.000. Their construction will give employment to a large force of hnnt's. PERSt >S A L MENTION. The Clrcull Court of Petersburg, Judge B. A. Hancock presiding, con? vened pursuant to : djournment this morning when the suit of Lavlnia L. Donnhey vs. D. L. Roscnsleel for as? sault and battery was called for trial. The amount sin d for is twenty-flvi thousand dollars. Miss Mice Patterson Cunningham, a graduate from the training school for nurses at the Home for the Sick In this city, will leave to-morrow for Snh dusky, Ohio, where she has accepted a position in the State Hospital for Sol? diers. The graduates from this school must stand high, for they are largely sought sfter. Last Sunday there were thirty-six conversions nt West End Baptist church. The pastor Is s'ill being as? sisted by Rev. J. R. Harrison, of Rich? mond. Mrs. P. E. J. Rlndford left yesterday morning for Pampllns, where she will make her future home. 1 do not believe there Ik a ease of dyspep? sia. Indigestion or ?ny stomach trouble that cannot bo re? lieved nt once end jicriuant'titlv cured by my DYSPEPSIA CURB. ? MDNTON. At ell druggists, 2?c a Tial. Guido to Health and medi? cal advice free. l.V>5 Arch Btreet. Phils. um TOW N OF SUFFOLK A Lady the Victim of a Hallucina? tion, Electric Mull is 10 lie Restored To? MKtll ?OClOrS Will lMtler Mllo <>l Mntitlliis Timber ? Uiintoreil Double IVetliliUBT. (by Telegraph to VIrglntan-Pllot.) Siiff.dK-. Va? March 14.?There's lady in Suffolk who labors under hallucination of Intricate design. She Imagines she has been foully slandi n I by gossips, nnd for the injury thus sus? tained Bho has been awarded damages to tlie amount of $100,00?. Mayor Brewer and County Sheriff linker have been time and again importuned lo use their j authority to bring about the payment of her Indemnity. Sometimes she write; Following are a few extracts from remarkable letter received by Sheriff.I Baker: "rieaso don't let any one take that Indi utility from us for any use. ? * * Are you willing lo see a lady sacri? ficed tor moneyV Make them give li to I us. ? ? ? The national debt stood the expense of war; now l?t them give mi what's mine as damages. If Suffolk people don't do It l intend t.i sue Suf? folk for damages, if possible, for I can prove it all started from their own lies right here. * ? ? PlCltSC don't ever consent for us to be sacrificed for | any one under any circumstances." AM? THEN THERE WAS LIGHT. Darkness is now about to be dispell? ed, and h rcafti r pedestrians can move around after sunset without fear of footpads and unseen obstacles wrapped in a mantle of black. Unless sonic mis? calculation has l.n made the electric lamps will burn :.stain to-morrow night; That's what the electric buhl people are counting <>n. A duplicate line of I shutting arrived to-day, and will prob? ably be in position by Wednesday noon. Despite four and a half nights of abso? lute street darkness there has not been a burglary or robbery. There was one hold-up. The police have done well. DYING A NATURAL DEATH. That "breaklng-out". which by some doctors has been called smallpox of mild type, and which by other physi? cians has been held to be something else, Is era dually dying out for want of subjects, tine effect of the scare car still be seen. There are yet a few son arms as consequences of vaccination. P|-a< tl< ally all the alleged case:: are out of danger, and the epidemic seems to be thoroughly tinder control; Altogeth? er much more suffering and Inconven? ience have bei :i caused by the previ tativc than ihe disease itself. But the precaution had to be taken. BOUGHT STANDIN?; TIMBER. Isaac T. Wilson has bought from Francis Barnes all the standing Um? ber, except oak, that is over twelve in? ches nt the stump, on a tract of 11?; acres In Cypress District. The prh $212.50. The purchaser is allowed three years in which to remove the timber, but the time may be extended upon ihe !??'.yi... ut of ? lier cent, interest on the buying price. A deed has been recorded transfer? ring ms acres in Holy Neck Dlstrlcl from .lames L. McLcm ?rc, sp cl.il com? missioner, of \VII< y Wiggins; to John B. Vincent; consideration, S.vio. A STRONG FIELD. Mr. Jesse Whltley, one of the ear..11 dntes for Treasurer of isle of Wight county, has concluded a visit to friends In Suffolk. Mr. Whltley has never held public olTlee, and he feels confident tlie voters will reward his life-long fealty to party - tak.-n In consideration with fitness. Th ? other four candidates are good to ??. ,? io?Dr. Franklin Pierce, It. !?. Roberts, Incumbent; G. Edwards, and Frederick W. Randolph; 1 RUMORED DOUBLE WEDDINO. Though cards are not yet out, nnd no public announcement has been I I made, it is rumored there will be a dou? ble alliance between two young peo? ple each in Suffolk and Portsmouth s line time this spring. It Is report! l i a brother ami sister lu re will marry a sister and brother in Porthmouth. The I events are scheduled to happen simul? taneously. One of the persons, when' called up over the "phone, would not verify th-1 story to-ni^lit. A TIPPECANOE BADGE. Councilman J. Walter Hosier tins dis? covered a badge whose unlqulty is proof positive that campaign buttons e not innovations of the past decade or two. lie has a real badge that did ffrvlce in the famous Harrison cam? paign, nearly sixty years ago. it's an all-metal button, with the appear in ?? of brass, and it bears many marks of age. A few words and a rough Image of the hero of Tippecanoe adorn the SUFFOL? AOVHRTISEME'TS 171 OR RE-ELECTION AS MAYOR V Town of Suffolk?R. L. DREWElt fr. Subject to Democratic Primary. inhU-tf S?S RH-KLKCTION AS TREAS 1 URER of NanSemond county, svi> N'KY t. ELLIS. Subject to Democratic, invention, April 10th. mhll-lw l\T OOPAIID & EI.AM, Insurance l> Agent* Suffolk, Vs., are s'llias a policy for one dollar a year that pays five dollars per week should the beider have typhoid, scarlet or typhus fever, small ;o\. Asiatic cholera, var olold. diphtheria or measefs. All person?; over eighteen years cf arte can get them: Not more than trn lolioie-d sold to one- person. face. Councilman Hosier values the Und as a rare relic. DIVERSIFIED DOING3. Contractor Burwell Rlddlck left to? day for a business visit to Baltimore. Schooner John w. Bell, Cordery, cleared to-day for "Baltimore, with lum? ber, from A. B. Cramer's mills. Mrs. Alice Jones is very sick at the .Stuart House. Mr. C. Busby, assistant agent at the Norfolk and Carolina dep.it. lias re? signed to take a place with the S mth ern. He will be succeeded by Mr. \\\ 1). Burkett. Mr. \V. \V. Russell has concludi 1 a stay with his niece, Mts. P. N Farnen, and gone to his home in Carson ?'.;>?, Colorado. Mr. John Brown, manager of the electric light plant, is ill. Mr. J. E. West has adjusted a loss on a building in Lower Parish, owned by 11. J. Driver, and oc upir I by .1. o. Lancaster. The loss of 179.20 was in the Virginia state Company. Former Councilman Junlus T. Park? er, one of tlie candidates for Mayor, lias been ill for a few days, but was: better to-night. .V civil case concerning the posses? sion of real estate came up in Nunse mohd County Court to-day. It was compromised, being dismissed at the d. fendnnt's cost. Mr. G. S. I*. Holland is having a new 'I tor put Into hits store on Washington square, and is making other improve? ments at tlie same place. There bar* been only one new voter registered so far in tin- mayoralty eon test. Any one who will be -1 years old by flection day can register. No decisive step has yet been taken concerning the incorporatl in of Whaloyville as a tbwn. One of tlie strongest points used by those In f i? ver of incorporation 'w that some of the nuisances resulting from pig pens, &c, will be abated. A POEM THAT WON A PENSION. It will be gratifying to all old Con? federate soldiers, specially those who followed Forrest, to know that the Leg? islature of Alabama, recently adjourn? ed at this place, did not for ?ei lo rec? ognise the heroism of the girl, Emma Sansom, who showed Forrest the ford, (riding through bullets to do ir> mer the Black Warrior Creek In this Slate. All old s.ibll. rs remember that bravo deed, and how, (hough the Legislature nf Alabama In 1S61 granted Miss San? som a section of public land in honor thereof, the scalawag Legislature fol? lowing the war failed to confirm it and so it was losi to her. In tho meanwhile Miss Sansom married and moved to Texas. Her husband. Mr. Johnson, died and left her to struggle alone with the world, i.ust fall, the Tennessee poet, John Trotwood Moore, published n stir? ring ballad of this famous raid, which attracted so much attention that the Legislature took it up and Introduced a bill giving to this heroic girl six hun? dred acres of public land. Among others the bill w as championed by lion. John ! H. Wallace, of Huntsvllle. Ala., one of the most brilliant and distinguished members of the House, in a masterful speech he advocated the claims of the heroic woman nnd when he recited the now famous ballad, lie did It with so much tire nnd spirit and grace Hint it i swept tlie House off its feet and tlie I hill was passed almost unanimously. ! This Is as It should be, n fitting testi? monial to bravery that will, in years to coine "lire modest worth to noble ends." The following is the ballad as clipped from thi? Confederate Veteran, where its publication attracted so much atten? tion to the heroism of the Alabama girl: A BALLAD OF I !M M A SANSOM. The courage of man is one tiling, but that of a maid is more. For bio..,: is blood, and death Is death, and grim is the battle tore. And tlie rose that blooms, tho' blistered by the pieet of an open sky, Tr fairer than Its sisters ore who sleep I In the hot house nigh. I Word eame up to Forrest that Ptroight was on a raid ? Two thousand booted bayonets were riding down the glade. Eight thousand wer.- before him?he was holding Dodge nt bay? Cut he turned mi his heel Like the twist of a steel. And was oft nt Hie break of day.. Six hundred troopers had he ?game as a Clntbornc cock ? j Tough as the oak-root grappling with the grnd Sand Mountain rock: And they fought like young Comnnehea. ?by tin- Hash of Cue Yankee gun? And they fell at the ford. And Phot as they rode, And fought from sun to sun. But Strelght were whirling southward with never a limp or lag? Ills front was a charging huntsman, but his rear was a hounded Stag! For tlie gray troops followed nfter, their saddle blankets wet With the bloody ra< k From their horses' back ? And Strelght not hende.l yet! A fleht to the deatli in the valley, and a fight to tiie death on tlie hill. But st'll Straight thumb r'd southward and Forrest followed still. And the goaded hollows bellow'd to the bay of the rebel gun.? For Forrest was hot As a solid .-hot When its flight is just jtegun. A running fight In the morning nnd a ? barging light a: noon Till spurs i lung red anil reeking around their bloody shoon? The morning star paled mi them, but the evening star rose red As the bloody tinge of tlie border fringe That purpled the path of dead. A midnight fight on the mountain and a daybreak fight in the glen, And when Strelght stopped for water he had lost three hundred men. I'ltt he gallo d tie- bridge at the river and planted his batteries there, And the halt of the gray Was a hound at bay. And the blue?as wolf in Iiis la'.r. And out from the bridge at the river a white heat lightning came, Like the hungry tongues of a forest fire, with tiie autumn woods aflame; And tlie death-smoke burs! ah >ve them, and the death-heat blazed below, But the men in gray Cheered the smoke awnv And bared their breasts to the blow. Should they storm the bridge nt tlie river through melting walls of fire. And die In th? bravo endeavor to plant their Standard higher'.' Should they die at tlie bridge on tb^ river, or die where they stood In their track Take a thr..tl|th-speareil hoar, With d. ath at his door. But tossing the challenge back? "To the ford' To tlie ford!"?rang the bugle?"and flank tlie enemy out!" Elminoton*. VA., Feb. 3. My baby-?-the first living one I have bad in five years?is ten mouths old, and I know we owe the great kappiuess she. brings to our home to JVine o.f Cardui aud Black-Draught, We arc very Cra'.clul. Mrs. MARY DAWSON. 7? prrtnrs's If a woman will take proper care of herself during the pe? riod of gestation, her babe will be strong and healthy. If she is neglectful and permits herself to "rundown" and become weak and debilitated, the child Will be stillborn, or sickly, weak, puny and cross. Its chances for life arc meagre indeed. If it lives it is doomed to drag out a miserable existence, expectant mothers may be strong and well if they so choose. It is within their power to control their health at this trying time. Wine of Cardui is a tonic that puts their whole physical beings in perfect order. It builds up and strengthens. It imparts en durance and elasticity to the organs concerned. It keeps the patient bright and cheer? ful, and this disposition will he inherited by the child. It renders labor easy^ and free of unnecessary pain. It provides recuperative force after birth, and the mother emerges front her ordeal none the worse for if. LA0IE5- ADVISORY DEPARTMENT. Kor -jtfvic.? in im^s requiring ftps* rial ilaveiioie?. nd.lirsft.hT.lv (UK frwp. t >IC?, LutHet' A?vheru l>rpartm"it, Th,' 1 .? 11 , KetftclaeCo. Chsitaooosa, renn. And quick t>> tho right th.> (jrny linos ? wheel ;unl answer with u shout. But the river was mail ami swollen?to left- t<> right-no ford? And still the sting < ?f t ho maddened thine At the bridge, nnd still the goad. i ?To the ford!" "To the ford!"?rang the bugle?"to the ford-retreat or die!" And still the flail of a bullet hall from out of a mortar sky? And they stood like a blue-bull wound? ed in wallowing mud and mire, And still the Hash From a deadly lash And still the barbs of fire. Then out from a near-by cabin n moun? tain maiden came, Her cheeks were banks of snow drifts. lint her eyes were skies Of llame. And she drew her siinbonnct closer as the bullets whispered low? (Lovers of l.ad. And one of them said: "I'll clip a curl as I go"). Straight through the blistering bullets I she fed like e. hunted doe. While the hound-guns down nt the river bayed in her wake below. And around their hot breath shifted, and behind their pattering feet, Hut still she 11. .1. Through tlie thunder red. And still through the lightning sleet. And she stood nt the General's stirrup, Hushed as a mountain rose. When the sun looks down in tlie morn? ing and the gray mist upward goes. She stood at tlie Generals stirrup and this wa.s all she sail: "H b ad the way To th;' ford to-day? I'm a girl -but Tin not afraid!" l luv.- the gray troops thronged around her! nnd then tlie rebel yell ? With that brave girl to lend them they would storm the nates of hell! And they toss her behind the General, and ncnln the echoes woke, For she elimg to him there With her floating hair. As the wild vine clings to the oak. Down through the bullets she led them. down through an unused rond, And. when the General dismounted to use his j-lass on the ford, She spread her skirls before him?(the troopers save a cheer)? Heiter get behind me. GeneVal, For the bullets will lilt you here!" Ard then the balls came singing and ringing nulck and hot, I Hut the gray troops gave them ball for ball and answvr'd shot for shot. "Tb- ?- h ive riddled your skirt," the General said, "I must lake you out of this din. "< ih. that's ..II right"? She answered light ? "They nro wounding my crinoline!" And then, in a blaze of beauty, her Bun-bonnet off she took. Right In the front she waved it high and at their lines it shook. Ami the gallant bluecoats cheered her? ceased tiring to a man? And the gray-coats rode Through the bloody ford And again the nice began. Ho you wond. r they rode like Romans adown the winnowing wind. With Mars himself In the saddle and Minerva up behind? Was ever a bravo foe eat.tared and conquered by such means Since days of old And warriors bold And in Maiden of Orleans? Tlie courage of man Is one thins, bill j that ol a maid is more. For Mo.id is blood, ami death is death. and grim Is tlie battle gore. And the ri se that blooms, ihn* blistered j by the sleet of an open sky. Is falter fur than Its sisters "are who sleep In the hot-house nigh. ?John Trotwood Moore. In a note to this poem the author Btatcs the facts were obtained from In? terviews with many old soldiers who were in the raid and from General For? rest's own account of R in ''JOrdon & Pryor's Life of Forrest." Old soldiers I will rejoice to know that this her ?I 1 gill is now comfortably fixed for life. CURREN I" TOPIC CLUBS. "We have rocenlly hod our uttention called to the proposed 'Home Study Circle' feature of the Virginian-Pilot. Our citizens ore to bo congratulated upon the opportunity thus afforded for Belt culture, and tho management of the paper on their enterprise and phil? anthropic motives. We are In hearty accord with the movement. The series of articles on History, Geography, Gov? ernment. Literature and Art, us out? lined in tho Virginian-Pilot of Thurs? day, February 9th. cannot full to be- of great interest and help to all who will systematically read them. Wo should like very much to see "Current Toplo Clubs' organized in which these studies should be regularly discussed. "II. A MR AC HAM, "General Secretary, "Young Men's Christian Association." Law re nee & Welton Yesterday was a busy day? one of rhe busiest, in fact we have had for some time. Peo? ple went out without being waited on. That we know and are truly sorry we were unable to handle the crowd properly. Try to-day, with |.extra help we are in a better position to show our goods. Wash 5ilks._ I The kind that wash. Solid grounds w ith raised stripes of white ? colors, Pink, Blue, Green, Garnet and Black. .Wakes a reasonable Summer Dress at 50c. the Yard. Piques. All soils, kinds, colors and qualities. Extra wide welts, i (me tile patterns, silk checks, colored dots and stripes. And solids in Pink, Blue, Helio? trope, Red and Black. Popu? lar prices, from \2%C. to 25c. Other good things in the WHITE (iOODS stock are Silk Dimities, Cluster Tucks on Dimity, Satin Stripe Hadras. Many novelties in the Dress Goods and Silk Departments. Dotted Taffetas, f>ilK Grenadines, Shot with Oold, Two Toned Poplins, And a variety of others. Lawrence & Weiten 2i8 Main Street