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Live News andFresh Gossip From the Cities and Towns ofVirginia.
Virginia's Largest Celebration
THE GOVERNOR PRESENT
With His StafT He Rcviewed an Extcn
sive and Elaborately Arranged
Pageant ? Day Fittlngly Re
(Spcclfvl to Tbe Tlmcj-Dlsnatih.)
ILEXANDRIA, VA., February 23.?The
ono-hundredth and seventy-flrst annlver
aory of the blrth of George Washlngton
?Was to-dny celcbrated by the cillzons ot
thla hisloric old town ln a moat appro?
prlate and belittlns manner with a grand
milltar,', cl't'ic nnd Industrlal processlon.
Tho parade was about two inllos ln
length; thero wero elovoi bnnds. and
about 3,000 uniformed mon ln lino of pro
cesslon. lt wa3 a gala d:ty for tho old
town, aud ono long to be reinembcrc-d.
Every house along the llne of march was
profusoly decorated wlth an abundance
of flags and huntlng, a'ud buslness was
practically suapended during tlie after?
noon. Several thbusnnd Washlngtonlans
carao by boat nnd trains, and long before
tha magrililcient pageant startcd Klng
Street, the mnln thoroughfnro of the old
city, wns a secthing mass of humanity,
Tho processlon stnrted promptly at 2
o'clock und traversod the prlnclpal paired
streets of tho clty. Mary lA'ashington or
fianlzatlon turned out in tho prncesslon.
.The chief marshal of the parade was
?jtfajor Wllllam M. Smlth, with a number
of aldes and a largo stafC of mounted
inen. Followlng the Major nnd his staff
of offlcers camo Governor Montague ln
a hack wlth Mayor Goorgo L. Simpson.
Tho Governor reeelved a great owatlon
oJl along thc llne of march.
Followlng came dlstingnlshed vlsltors
and tho mombcrs of the Clty Council.
Bonrd of Aldormen, together with dls
tlnguishcd ivisitorsi Tlio Provlslonal
Batnlllon of tlio Sevontietli Vlrginla Reg?
lment nctod ns an escort to tlio Governor.
Tt was composcd of tho followlng com?
panles: Campany If, of Richmond, Cup
taln Thompsoii! Company L, nf Fredor
Icksburg, Captaln Revore; Company G, of
thls city. Lioutennnt Cochran.
The parado proper was headed hy a
platoon of ten mounted pollcemen, under
Lleutenant James Smlth. The llrst dlvl?
slon of the parade was headed by slxty
pieces of tho Unlted States Marlne Rand,
under flrst asslstant leader Charles F.
Smlth. Colonel George YVayne Anderson,
of tho Seventloth Vlrglnia Reglment,
was marshtU of thls dlvlslon, wlth Major
Sevillo and Captaln Ashby Mlller ns
^iides. Then came a coiripatiy of Coast
" Artii'.ery of the Unlled States, followed
by Jicld music and two companles of ma
rlnes; n,'xt came the Fourth Bitttery
Fleld Artillery, U. S, A? nml Second Reg?
lment Calvary Band, mounted, and two
troopors of Second Reglment Cairalry;
next camo tho Dlstrlct Natlonal Gu.ird
Rand, which hendcil a bnttallion of the
"Washington Llght Infantry, In comman'd
of Mnjor House. Followlng camo about
360 of the Spanlsh-Anicrican war veterans
of Washlngton, and tiicn came the
Washlngton Tlmes' Xewsboys Hand,
whlch headed the Washlngton nnd local
Jodges of Knlghts of Pythlas, and then
followed tho Knights of rilaccabccs, boLh
A H1STORIC ENGINK.
The second dlvlslon of tho parado was
headed by Wallor's Rand, of Washinj.'
ton, and consisted of ihe f.io englne com
panies of the city. All of tlie enginea
were decorated. nnd the men uniformed.
Tho most attractlve feature of this part
was llio old Frlendship hand englne, of
whlch comp-iny .Wiv^hinglon was a mem?
ber. Tho eomptuty was establlshed in 1770.
It first started with n blicket brlgado,
hnd later Washlngton presented the com?
pany wlth d hand englne bought ln Phll
adelphia. The old cngino went to pieces,
and tho present englne was given aboUt
1SI0 by a Mr. Rogers. of Baltimbro. Tlie
englne was to-day drawn by four grpofried
horses, and nlne boya carr|ed Iho buckc-is
that wera used to quench lires when
Washlngton wns a member of tho com?
Tho third dlvlslon was marshaled by
W. R. Hamllton and conslsted of tlio illf
fcrcnt sorret organhcatlohs of llio clty
and Washlngton, lncluding tho Red Men,
Junlor Order of Unlted Amerlcan Me
chsnics and Maclilnlsts' Union, from bhe
Washlngton Navy Yard. Tho muslc In
this dlvlslon wns furnlshed by a drtim
cc-rps nnd one band.
? Tho fourth dlvlslon wns known as tho
trndes dlsplay, and wus marshaled by
Charles B. Paff. lt conslsted nf about
flfty floats, ln whlch tlio varlous tradea
und tndustrles now golng on In the clty
were ably roprcscntea.
AFTER THB PARADE.
At the conclUBlon of the purade snvonil
thousand uniformed men wero ehtertaih
in Armory Hall, and llio other local or
gnnlzations provlded for onterlalnlng
tMr organlzntlons, whleh wero under the
ausplces of tlie Entertainmont Commlt?
tee on the parade Thr; press luvlshly
entertained a number of vlsltlng acrlbos
at tho new Hotel Rammel, whero tlioy
kept open houso nll nlght.
The featlyltlea were kept up lo-nlght.
Most notable of the feattirca of to-niglit'a
dolnga was ii ..riinii banquet tendered lo
Governor Montague by tho Alexaridrja
-WaHh-lnftiin Lodgo of Masons. Tho mem?
bers of tho Alexandria German Club gave
a delightful german ln honor of tho vls
.Itlng ofllcen of tho compaiiles partlclpot
Ing A number of private cluba and olh
ors kept opi n lu. ull day, ruid tha ivla
?'? n '???' i ? treated In tno old Vlrginla
I ?'"? Ull i I! Ull d I ',.' d< ,1 It WUH
Montague and the
' ; !l I iff, logellier w||h Major
?1 ??' -'?' ' '?' lli and .ii., members of
h " " ? ? ' M ir rieorgo 13 .Slmpson,
'; ,: d cn nted -?n thc qast
'? '?' ''? '?' ? i Sln ot, between Cam
hlock 01 rld Chrlst I'rotestHnl l.plscopal
' ,";)'"'' "?'" ;" ?< ??'.ui wns n regular
f ommunli o i.t f,,r ,:,.,,.% <?_., ,..,
Washington's Birthday Observed at
Washlngton ;'.n<i Lee.
(Bpoclal lu 'ii." xiiu ',]. Btcti _
flfSXINGTON, VA., y bruui 23, Waali
iagtoii'vi birthday waa o)._.rv< | >.. ,.. (0
day, by thu closlna of Du : inill ? nml
Ihe/two brml-H uml the suspeiirlnn ol ull
nciillfiulo dutlos ;,t tho Viigina Mlllluy
ly'.lt'.ito und at Wui*i)l|iglou and Loe
l/i,ivu'_liy. In honor of tha day tlio
?V.'u.'Lliii.tuii Llterary Soclety ol Waahliigv
tm) and I.ee hi'ld its iilnety-firal nnnlvor
tinry of tln- soclety U'-iil.'ln ln iho f_op
___einorl.il Chapel wl tho Uulv.i'slty. Tho
?Oitrclscsl toii-l.tccl, -f 0.rut.'i.ii-) nnd a da
hme, nnd wero ntten.led hy an npprecla*
tlve audleTtcp. Muslc for tbo occnslon
w.'is fiirnlKhed by tho Vlrginia Mllltary
Instltute Orchestra, Professor llerinnn
Tho oIIIcoi-h of the celebratloii were:
Presldent, Harry Wilson Hamllton. ot
Stcelo'a Tavern, Vn.; vlcc-prcsidcnt, Kd
wnrd Cnmpbell Miller, of Ablngdon. Va,;
secretary, T. C, "vlercdlth, of M.issnahu
Betts; <-hlef marslial, Albert Marshall Dun
..?111, of Sprlhgllcld, ICy. tho orntors nnd
thelr BUbJects were; Stnnlcy Scott, of
Xnrth.'irnplon eounty, Va.>*-siibject, "Tho
t.lhorty Hall Voltinteers;" I'obort Albert
l.npsli*y,.of Grernvllle, Vn.-subjoot, "Tho
Mnn Behhid the Oiins." tho r*ue"tlon do*
hat.ed wns "Resolved, Thnt Thcro Slioulil
be an l-lducil.loii.'.'l QUallflcation for Suf
frnge In lhe Unlted States," Tlils cpios
tioi) wiib rlebntcd in the afflrmnllvo by
.1 S. Henderson, of Polisooola, Ma,, nnd
Osca'r A'nnce ArmBtrons, er Beverly. W.
".':i,: in tho negaUvo by Davld Hopklns
IhilBton, of Harrlsonbiirg, Vrr., nnd
Amerlcus Dawson Trmulle, of Poolosvllle,
Md "Wie nddrossos were all ably dollv
ered nnd well received.
("peclnl'to Tli.i, Tlnies-Dlspntcli.)
1 FRFMRICKSBCKO. VA.. February
2.".-Wnshlngton's blrthday falllng nn Snn
day this yonr, thero wns but llttlo ob
servance to-day. Tho Wnshlngton dudrds,
whlch usually havo their annunl target
practlce, went lo Alcrxandrla to partlcl
pe.te in tho parado thore, and, tliere
fore, the tnrget shooting was postponcd.
To-night tho Mnsons met ln thelr lodge
room to honor tho memory of Washing?
ton, ns Is thelr annual custom, nnd sor
cr-il short nddressos wero made bv dirfei1
cnt members, nnd tho occaslon was a
very plcasant ono.
A GOLDEN WEDDINQ
Four Great-Grantlchildren Were Among
(Siaeelnl to Thn 'riines-blspntcli.5
SUFFOMv, VA., Feb. 2a.-*\Ir. nnd Mrs.
W. XV. Knlght Sunday celebrated thelr
gj.il.lon weddlng at Wlgglnn' Cross Roads,
N. C. Thero woro soven chlldren, elgh
teen grnnclchlldren and four grcat-grand
chlldren, Mnny brought gifts of goklen
Thero was no publlc obsoryniiee of
Washington's blrthday in SulTolk. The
Suffolk Grays went to Norfolk and pa
CSiaectill to Tlio Tltnes-Dlspiitcli.)
DATMVIL.1.E. VA,, Feb. 2a.?A telegram
from Davy Crockot't from Greensboro
to-night, states thnt a. meoting of tho
proposed Vlrginia-l'arollnn I.eaguo wlll
bo hold here to-morrow nlght at elght
o'clock for tho purpose of orgunlzlng the
new lenguo. Tho proposed league will
embrnco Ronnoke, Lynchburg. Danvllle,
Greensboro, Charlotte nnd "Wilmington.
The Inrllentlons noiv aro thnt the
leagiia wlll bo organized.
Franklin DeputySheriff Finds
Will FriUVs Alotlier Ready
With a Shotgun.
(Speclnl to Thu Tlmcs-DlspatchV)
ROCKY MOUls'T. VA., February 23.?
The "300 reward offered by tho Governor
cf West Vlrginia for iho arrest of Wlll
Frith, of this county, charged wluh klliing
two white mon ln Hunter, W. Va., somo
two weeks ago, partlculars of which were
given ln tlils correspondenco on Satur?
day. has stlmulated and increased tlie
effort to arrest liitn. A party of 6 men, hend
ed by Deputy Sherlff Bcauregard Webb,
raided Frith's futher's home, slx mlles
south of here, on Sunday morning la;
aboul 4 o'clock. The party surrdunded
the ihouso nnd Webb entered the home.
The old lady, tho boy's mother, drcw
doublo-barrelod shotgun on tho olllcer
avd threntened to klll him If he did nut
lcavo the houso. She had Iho drop
him nnd the ollicer begun to parloy with
her und her >husband und flnally got tho
drop.on both ot them. He thon searchod
tlio iiousc, but tho lilrd had Ilown. The
l.e.l be had recently left was,warm. They
had evidently boen on tho walc. for the
Both Frll.li (.Ioc) and hls son Wlll wero
ln jall troro eightcen months ago for cut
llng Rlchard Meiiofee, of thls county, nl
' falally. Al. Baldwln und J. Kob
iuctte. of linldwl:
wero at Ferrum and Waldsbbro Sunday
on the lookout for Frlth. nnd were hero
whon tho party whlch unsuccessfully
raided Frith's futher's home. eai'ly Suii
rl.iy niorning returned. They returned to
Roanoke Sunday afternoon. Mnneo An?
derson, also wanted for miirdor, a woll
known negro of thls placo, ls still ut
large, an.l the odlccrs are unable to lo- >
If babies were for sale the most invet
erate bargaiu-huntiu^ woinnu iu the
world would not look for n bargain baby._
She would want the best baby that could'
be bouj-ht, rcgaidless of price.
livery womau naturally craves q
hcahliy, hnndsotue i-liikl, nnd her crnv
ing can be gratified if she will but rc
lneraber that the chlld's health is her
owu giit, aud to give health she must
have it to glve.
whose babies have
heen weak und putiy
have nursed in atrcugln
I tlu-ir fiist Btrotif! chlld
/ffiij\'\ a'u'r usiug Dr. Piercu'H
Tv/tl V'5q\ lfa'*'0"''e Prescriptiou. It
>v a u \ fcs*? 1^ the best preporative for
niaternity, etironniging the appetito,
qttieliiii; the ncrvca and iiiducing ic*
liesliiii^ sleep, lt gives tlie uuither
Btrengtji to give licr cbild, nml makes
this baby'u odvetit pruclicully paialesB,
"My wlfe had becu fcick tienilv nll her llfe ?
My* Mr. lt. II. Pricke, of P?teribnrg, Mrnaid
d.. llliiiois. liux J67, "nnd aifler IryTuir every*
la Ing I could lliinic of I mnde up my miuj (o
n ' I'avculte prtscrlptloil.' I f'.f. mx bodles,
.?? ilch my wife took. u tablcspoonfid tluce timci
u day, uiltil the buby cain?a. She f-lt tactti-r
..iii-i taliing the flrat boitic. ?ud wiiwibaby ?-u?
l.oiu he weielicil nine niad u li.ilf pLiuidi. Tp,
ili.y bc i< ?; v inoiitlistiUliiiid irnlgha lw*mty*twa
pound* He i.? as good a child aa any one could
'?''??''? Tb? '' ,c:'-' Wn h?- I" "?"> heallliy un nny
>??? ? ll< Ua aud alw taya tbe un-of your
a ... ii" i'i > tenpnoii' was t|iij-c.-uisc.. nf h'.ich a
l>r. I'iercc's 1'lvasrmt PejCcts are the
best Biid sak-ct 1,'txutive fo| the use ul
Alr. Archer M. Huntincjton's
Gift to Newport News.
MANUAL AND NORMAL
And for Both Races nnd Both Sex'es.
Tho Schools for Nogroes Wlll Be
in Dlfferent Buildlngs-A Fine
(Spcclnl to Tho Tlmcs-Dlspntcli.)
NKWl'OKT NEWS, VA., Fobruary 23.
SupcrvlBing Prlnclpal Wlllla A, Jenklns, of
tho publlc schools, to-day reeelved a let?
ter from Archer M. Huntlngton, adopted
son of the late Colll. P. Huiitlngton, stat
Ing that ho and hls mother aro preparcd
to glvo ,'?_.,000 i'or tho founding of a school
to bo known aa tho Huntlngton Manual
Tralnlng and Normal Instltuto, to be lo
cated at Newport News.
The purposo of tho school will be tho
tralnlng of publlo school'tcuchoro, it be?
lng tho speciflc doslro to reach those who
would otherwlso not he able to receivo
such instructlon as teachera, these teach?
ers belng competont to lntroduce manun!
tralnlng into the common schools of tho
.State, and lt is understood that thoro
will bo two' bulldlngs. one for whlto and
ono for colored puplls. Mr. Huntlngton
suggests that the school for colored pu?
plls not be h normal, but rather a manual
tralnlng hlgh school.
It ls undoratood that tho school for
negroes will work in horinony wlth the
Hampton Normal nnd Agrlcultura] Instl?
tuto, nnd lt ls tho understnndlng of Mr.
and Mrs. Huntlngton that tha alm and In
tentlon of tlio founders and subscribers
to thls undertaking that tho planta, when
ready for work, shall bo made part nnd
parcel of tho State school system, gov
erned, dlrectcd and' supported hy the
Htxtc, nll of which shall be dono nnd the
money pald on condltlons that a like sum
of $30,000 be ralsed before any subscrlptlon
ls asked of Jlrs. Huntlngton or Mr. Hunt?
Tho school authorlties say that there is
no doubt of thelr ablllty to raise tho other
?U.OtK), as it Is practically a-isured.
The crew of the Unlted States monltor
Purltan celebrnted Washlngton's birthday
to-day by ptilling off a number of ath
letlc coatesta. A "sparrlng match" be?
tween two searaen, Spong (white) and
Liutgley (colored), wns thc prlnclpal event
on tho programme, The men went at
each other llko they meant buslness, and
six llvely round's were fought. The whlto
man e.isily had the best of lt. and during
the slxth round the negro w.n3 as bloody
as a Btuck plg. Tlie negro fought llko a
demon, howover, refuslng to go under,
and tlie ofllcers flnally put an end to the
matoh to prevent brutallllcs.
Tho liu-jyo resldence of Mr. W. E. Cot
tre|l, on tlie Boulevard, just outslde the
clty, was destroyed by flre at 1 o'clock
thls morning, A plano, nn organ and a
few chalrs were saved, and nll the rest
of tlio furniture and qoutents of the house
woro lost. The house and furniture were
vdlued at nearly 510,00), and' tho house
was Insurea for $3,000 and the furniture
for $.00. The flre was caused by a dofec
tlvo Ilue, and was dlscovcred by Mr. Cot
trell nt 1 o'clock,
Hon. L. P. Stearns to-day announced
that he wlll not bo a cmulidate for the
Stato Senato, but at tho sollcltation of
his frlends ho wlll he a candldat. for re
olectloti to tlio House of Delegates from
tliis clty. Mr. Stearns was walted upon
by a delegatlon of promlnent Democrats.
THE LAW LIBRARY
The University's Collection is Now a
Most Valuable One. ?
(Spcclnl to Tho Tlincs-DlnpiitchO
UNTVERSITV OF VIRGINIA. VA..
February 23.?Judgo Lambert, of Chicago,
a distinguished alumnus of the Unlirersl
ty, has glven tn tho law llbrary of thls
Institutlon a full set ot Illlnols reports,
conslstlng of 197 volumcs, with nine vol
umes of dlgests. Thls is a most Importnjit
addltlon to tbe law llbrary, and wlll he
ot' utmost value to pi'Oteaoors and stu?
dents and lo the bar of the Stato who
nuiko uso of tho UnV.erslty llbrary.
Thla glves to.the llbrary n complete
set of Unlted Slntes reports of Massachii
setts, New york. Vlrginla, West Vlrglnia,
PohnBylvonla, New Jorsoy. Connectlcut,
Kansas, Ohlo, Kentucky, Mlchtgan, Ne
braska, lowa, Tcnnesseo, aud Callornla,
tho liint named ha?vlng boen presented a
year ago by another alumnus, llr. J. p.
Lnnghorno, of Snn Francisco;
In'addltlon to theso, tlio llbrary possesos
a coniplcto set of tho Natlonal Reporter
System, Amerlcan DocIsIohb. Amerlcan
Reports, Amerlcan State Rciports, thp
Law Reports Annotated and a largo col?
leetlon of BiiRllah Doolalons, Includlng tho
Engllsh Rultng Cases, tbe Intest collec?
tion of leadlng Engllsh cases.
Resldes theso nre to I>_ found ln the
llbrary nll tlie Intest alds to the runnlng
down of casos, such as dlgests, ehoyclo
p.-etllns, etc. Add to those a goodly num?
ber of toxt books on all tlio important
toplcs of tho law, und It wlll ho seen that
tho law llbrary of thc Unlversity pr,,.
senis a worklng f.old for tho lawyer only
equalled ln tho Stato by tlie llbrary of
the Supreme Court of Appeals at Rich- I
Tho llbrary la belng conatantly ' en-1'
Inrgcd through tlio goneroslty of ulumnl '
nnd the Uborallty of tlie vlsitors an.l It
1s hoped lhat ln tlie course ,,f' .. Li
years, lt wm bo equal to any domands
Uiai wlll bo mado upon lt.
Thoro ls now belng prerpnrod hv waaio
Banks & i nmpnny, of I'lillnrlelphla ?'
i.r?is.,n,? book plate, whleh wli show
Imem iffa. 'Jt t,ac" l,00lc wh,wo 1U"
Propositlon to Start a Co-Educational
.Speclal lu Tlm Tl'tn-a-DUnatcli .
LVNl.lll_i.Tl.c_, VA., Fohniury ?3.-Al.
option waa soourofl ti.-dny nn (ho properly
of Hotel Weatovor, u liamlsomo stj'uoture
erected iu boniu daya hy Prnfosnr ,\, jiqj,.
wood, prliioipal o( Mllllgnn Collego. at
Jonnson cny, To,w. Ho proposes, If
Lynchburg wlll contrihute flfteop huiidixd
duiiurK. ta purcliase tho property und ubo
lt for tlie ostiibllshiiioiit of a eo-eduen
tionul colloge, to ho known as tlio vir
glnla Clirlstlan CQlleffo, 'J'lu- Inilustrla]
Conunltliio of the Lynchburg board of
Triido mot thls morning, nud wm tako
Btej)e to coiiect tho amount speoliiod hv
Mr. llopwond, Tho jiew school wlll ho
ojioraled under tho ausplces uf (ho Chrlst
Inn Church, nnd it ls olnlmed thnt It wlll
have two huuilreil Htiidont. to Btnrt wlth
w_.it of whom \v|ll ho iroin Vii'slnla unti
Nbrth Carollna. lt is etnletl thnt Mllligaii
Collego will not bo nbnndonod, but that
tlio Lynchburg school wlll bo mado tho
most Imnorlant 0f tho two.
A Story Publlshed in tho West Virglnia
VVelch Recordcrls Denied.
(Spoclnl to th*. >riMi,--iiis[iiii.-h.i
ROANdK.ro, VA? Feb. 23,-The Inst
isstio of tho Wcleh Itecordcr, of West
Vlrginia, publlshed a story to tlie cften1;
tbat a mnn namod Sykes, or hls wlfe,
wns bellevod to havo cntiBCd the death of
tholr baby by pnlsonlng nt Dnvy, and
bnlh hnd gone to Norfolk. Mr. H, L.
Sykes, tho man referred tn, ls a Itoa*
nokcr and camo here lnsL Thursdny wlHi
hls wlCo to bury the chlld, nnd both
wero surprlncd to read lhat they lind
beon suspected of polsoning tlie iiifant.
Rlr. Sykes Rnys a woman wan looking
after hls two chlldren that nlght, nnd ha
bellevos sho gavo tho childron- morphlno
to qulet them, and gave them Loo much.
Tho baby dled, nnd tho other chlld, elah
tcon months old, enmo very noar ityln'?.
lle Intended romnlnlng here untll Satur?
dny, but wlll to-morrow go to Dnvy
nnd havo the matter Invcstlgnted and
ho nnd hls wlfo oxoncrated. '
A Negro Boy at Suffolk Fall3 Headlong
Over a Fence.
(Speclal to The Tlroos.nispatdi.)
SUFFOLK, VA? Feb. 23.-Frank De
Dootch, a ton-yenr-old colored boy, Sun?
day nlght had hls neck broken ln Nanso
tnond county, not far from Suffolk. He
was cllmbhig- over a cross fence, when
ho fell, Btrlklng on tho hoad. Tho boy
dlod beforo a doctor could arrive.
Rev. J'. XV. Wost, fleld secrotary of the
Vlrglnla AntbSaloon League, on Sunday
afternoon Inauguratod a crusade hero
ln the audltorium of tho Clty Hall Thea?
tre;' Concludlng n temperance address,
thcro wero clrculated cards to bcar tho
names of sympathlzcrs and the amounts
thoy wero wllllng to conlrlbute. Rov.
West hnd anothor meoting thls even?
Mayor Brewer to-day announced that
he was wllllng to be one of twonty-flvo
men who would stand the price of ro*
pluelng tha home of Mrs. Honrlotta
Stephenson, which was burned Sunday,
And a Young Lady Bravely Rescued on
- the Homewnrd Journey,
(Spiietal to Tlie Tlmea-PlBpatch.1
VASHTI, VA., Fobruary 23.?Mr. and
Mrs. Wllllam Klrko gave a blrthday party
to tholr friends Friday nlght ln honor
of thelr daughter, Miss ICatle Idrke.
Oulto a number of iiandsome presents
wero presented tho young lady, nnd all
tho guests had a pleasant tlme.
On returnlng from the party Miss Hat
tlo Campbell's horse reared up and threw
her ln Snow Creek, but sho was quickly
reecued by Mr. XV, H. Cobb, who plungod
lr.to tho stream and soon landed the falr
damael safely on slhore, tl%ereby per
formlng a wonderful teat of bravery and
dlsplaylng great prcsence of mlnd.
Report has Just reached us of the death
of two chlldren of smallpox near Sandy
The weather contlnues cold and the
fatmers nre very much worried because
they cannot get to work.
J. F. Phillips Run Over by a Train at
Prince's Station, West, Va,
(Sraeelal to The Tlmes-nisnatch.)
BEAVER DAM, VA., Februarj' 23.-A
telegram was received here thls morn?
lng from Thurman's XV. Vn., say Ing that
Mr. J. F. Phillips was kllled Instantly
by a trnln last nlght at Prince's Statlon,
W. Va., whero he was employed ns a
contractor. Tho body came down to-day
on the afternoon traln. 'liho funeral wlll
take place to-morrow.
Miss Hattle Southworth, *vho has been
tho guest of Mrs. J. L. Thompson for
the past woek, left yesterday to vislt her
slster, Mrs. Lunston, of Lorraine, Henrlco
Miss Katharino M. Fontaine Is sopnd
Ing a week ln Riehmond as the guest of
Miss Marianne Meade, on Third Street.
Fire in Northumberland,
(Speclal to Tho Tlmes-lilwnnt.-li.)
a-UCATIISVILLE, VA., February 23.?
The home of Solomon Blackwell, a re
specte.l citlzen of Avalon, Northumber?
land county, was destroyed by llre Sun?
day nlght. Tho origln of the liro is un?
known, The loss ls estlmated at $175. No
This the Sequel of tlie Dis
tilrbance at Hampden
Sidney Last Friday.
(Speclnl to Tlio Tlraos-Dlspaitcli.)
FARMVILLE, VA., Fob. 23,?Tho fa?
culty of Ilumpdon-Sldney College was
In sesslon thls afternoon, trylng tho stu?
dents against whom thcro is mado the
grave ehargo of creatlng a disturbance
durlng the intormedlato exerclses Friday
night. Thlrteen woro up before the Cu.
culty, of wldeh number some aro of tlie
most promlnent familles of thls aud oth?
or States and among the bost sludents
of tho college. . xhe unfortunate fusllaclo
of cannon crackers and llre works Fri?
day nlght rlght at the docr of the bulld?
ing iu whlch tho exorclses wero belng
held, created consternatlon througiiout
tlio largo audlence and greatly arouaed
tho presldent and Us faculty, and ls the
reason for iho sumraonses and inveatlga
tlons of to-day.
Tho declslon reached by tho faculty
to-day ls wlthliold until to-morrow murn
ing ehupol exorclsos, at whlch Llme ll ls
curroutly reported thpro will be a ntim
bor of oxpiilsluns. At least, thoso found
to hav? heen tho leadors in tho un
seemly conduct wlll ho sent tci their
homes, whllo thQlr followors. wlth iso
voro reprlmnnd, will bo lucky IC retalned
on probutlnn. Thls ls tlio llrst occtir
reiiei. of thls charactcr which hns b?..'ii
known at. this ancient and lionorod iu
stltutlon for many yoars, and has created
a profound honsation, as well ns gen?
eral regret, not only at thu collego, but
throughout tho ontiro Stato.
It Is roportod hero t-o-nlght dlrect
from thu collego that a majorlty of tho
slinloiitN uro in sympathy wlth tho thlr?
teen men who wero to-day boforo tho
fnculty. The hiVCHtlgatlou wns thor?
ough, umlniiclng overy known breiich of
oonduct mi tlio part of tlio aecuscd stu?
dents from tho flrst day ot th-> present
sosslon, Soiiih of tlio rmm on tho wlt*
ncss stund wero obduriito and Intrnc
tablo, refiisilng to tuiswor n nutnber ?.f
ijuc.stious put to thom, Of tha thliti.eu
thero uro said to bo all grndes, frnm tho
seulor class down to tluit nf fi-oHlmmn.
Thore seems nbsolutoly no ground for
tho report whlcli lias gono out thut thera
wlll l?o anothor outbroak b.i ca.so any of
tho uomiBixl siudontH aro oxpelled,
"dl ls qulet iibmit tho campiu niul build?
lngs to-night, nnd lt i? tho oplulota nf
tho moro uoiihoi'Vivuvo tliat after Hho
faeulty's docliiiun to-rinrrow mornlmr. Vjho
remulnlnir students wiU resume their Au*
llea ivilli tholr cu?t.g?.avy earnesluesj
Weems Steamer Gets Up to
THE TOLJRIST FOLLOWED
Stafford County Finds it Difficult to
Get a Board of Penslon Commis?
sioner!.?Soveral A pointoes
Havo Dcciined lo Serve.
fSlipcliil tn The TlmcH-ninpatch,.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., Feb. 23.
Tho Ice gorge ln tho Rappahaimock Rlv?
er, whlch had slopped navlgatlon for
several days, wns broken up yesterday
afternoon by tho stoamor Northumbor
land of tlio Weems LIno, whlch ronehod
thc wharf horo siifely and left thls af?
ternoon on schedulo tlmo. Tho steamer
Tourlst, of tho Peoplo's LIno, whlch
broka soveral bladea In her propoller
Thursday nlght In an effort to get
through tho leo and hud' slnco lald
about livo mllea below thls clty, camo up
to hor wharf here in the path mado hy
tlio Northumberland. Tho Tourlst left
to-day as usual for Urbanna, lind from
the latter place wlll go to Norfolk for a
new propeller boforo rcsuml.ig her reg?
Stafford county is experlcnclng great
dlfllciilty In securlng a Board of Pen?
slon Cominlsslonersi. Dlfferent gentlemen
have heen appolnted from time
to time, bv.t havo decllne'd lo servo. lt
was thought thal thc last nppolnltnentii
would ucccpt, but Messrs. John M. Hull
and R. C. L. Moiicnre, Sr., have glven
notice of thelr decllnatlon, and Mr.
Poyton, tlie other appolnlco, hns not
At thc clvll servlce exnminatian. for
substltute clerks and carrlers In tho
clty postotlico here, Iho "appllcants -wero
Mlsses Agnea A. Orillln, of thls clty;
Evelyn Holme.s, formerly of Spotaylvanla
county, now of Washlngton, and Jason
C, Grant, a colored school teacher hero.
The names of the successful ' candldates
wlll not bo announced for somo tlme.
Somo of the farmers of Orango county
havo not yet sold their crop of last
year's wheat, aad aro still holdlng thc
ccrcal for hlgher prices.
HAS B13E.N PROMOTED.
The frlends ln thls city of Dr. J. F.
Anderson, of llio Unlted States marlno
service, now rtattoned at Washlngton,
aro grattfled nt tho promotion of that
gentleman from asststant surgeon to
pnst asslstant surgeon. Lr. Anderson
wns formerly a resldont of this clty.
Jlr. Fuyetto Raney, of Rappahaimock
couunty, now over elghty years old, has
never had the toothaclio, headache, Ixiclc
ache or earacho and has never iwed ten
cents' worth of medicine of any klnd. Ho
Is sttll liale nnd hardy and n most re
morkablc spcelmen of vlgorous old ago,
Mr. B, C. Rowo, rnall agent on the
Plodmont, Frederlcksburg nnd Potomac
Railroad between this clty and Ornnge,
who has been oxtrcmely III and whose
llfe wns almost despalrod of. Is now
convalcsclng nnd expoets to resume hls
duties early next month.
Mr. T. B. Jonos, a thrlfty farmer of
Culpopcr county. hns a flock of forty
llvo ewes, whlch has so fnr thls season
produced seventy-two lambs.
WEIGHF.D 1.730 POUNDS.
Mr. Henry W. Edwards, a promlnent
young fnrmer of Stafford county, nenr
tliis city, elaughtercd a few days r.go a
beef of the short-horn breed, four yenrs
old. whlch welghed 1.T30 pounds.' Thls
splendid s7-ieelmon would be hard to sur
pnss by any of tho experienced cattle
raisers of the upper countles.
Mr. William Crenshaw has dona-ted 5-10
towards tlio bulldlng ot the now chapel
to be erected near Thorn, Hlll, ln Orange
Mr. W. E. Compton, who hns been
confinod to his homo by slckness for
over four monllis, ls able to be out and
Is rapldly Improving, Ho now expecls
to resume hls duties In tha clty post
ofllce here on March lst,
Petltlons nre being clrculated ln Mad
lson d!strlct, of Orange county, calllng
for a local option election ln the near
future. - ' '
Tbe ladles of the Trlnlty Episcopal
Church xVId Soclety gave n birthday party
In the dlnlng room of the Exchange Ilntel
to-night, from 7:30 to 10 o'clock. whlch
wan Ihrgely attended and a large sum
reallzed for the trcosury of tho society.
Llttle sllken sacks had been sont out lo
rnombers and the varlous frlends of tho
denbmlnatlon, encli rcclplent belng re
quested to return the snmo contalnlng a
penny for each birthday he or Bhe hns
passed. Refroshments were served' wlth?
out addltionnl ehargo.
BALL AT BELLE 11AVEN
Enjoyable' Society Even! Given in the
(Speclal to 'llio TlDics-Dlspatch.)'
ONANCOCK, VA., February 23,?Tho
Town Hall at Belle Ilnvcn was bcauti
fully decorated Friday night for Iho
thlrd grand ball held there dtu-ing tho
season. Thls one was a Martlia Wash?
lngton ball. About sevcnty-flve guests
wero present. Professor Scclzl's orches
tra, of Norfolk, furnlshed tlie muslc, and
Dr. L. H. Mn.son was mnster of ccroino
nles. Refroshments wero served at 12
Among thoso present woro Mlsses Mary
Wllson, Mlnnto Johnson, Allce Snell,
Nolllo Balley, Dora McKnown, Luura
lTopklns. Sallie Johnson, Besslo Savage,
Mary Humphroy, .lennlc Ames, Lucy nnd
Mary ICellam, Holen Mapp, Nlna Young,
Rpsa Mears, Eilitii Kellam, Margaret |
Bmltli, Sudlo Balley, Mrs. A. A. Mears. !
Mr, and Mrs. 13. J- Amos nnd Mr. nnd
Mrs, J. U. Nlcholson;' Messrs, W. S. '
| Wllson, Josoy Johnson, Georgo O. Nock, '
j Edward Mapp, J. Wlso Smlth, I'ursey j
Wftlkor, Erederlck G. Mapp, Allen Rfc- j
Cahe, Rurlolgll N, Mears, Julius A, I
I Srultl), S. H. Mapp. W. Q, Mnpp, John 1
I Gliidstono, J. G. Gladstone, Ehiey Rob
i 1ns, CJlaudo Whlto, A. J, Dcuighty, John
Wlse Kellnm. Hrnont Wescbtt. Jennlngs
K.ellani. Hoy D, Whlto, T. M. Scott, ,
Clniviico Holland and Prof. A, L, Burger,
It Wlll Run Througli Lunenburg to
CSpeolal ta Tho 'I'lnieH-lilmiiiteli.)
CIIABI3 CITY, VA., Fobruary 23.?Clvll
Hnglneoi" McKeniion, wlth hls nsiilslunts,
left hero to-day for Blnekstone to pli.cQ
stloks i'or thoViutlng ot tho new rall?
road from tlmt town lo thla placo. A
labor force wlll nt ouoo comnieiico work
on tlio roudway. Tho eradliig la ll&lit
untll the Interlor ot buj..enl-Wg. ia nm-.i
od, Tho onslneors suy tho otitlro Una
i-iin he LOiiHtructeil ut ft ei-in-ruriit'vo'y
snuill expendituro. It la oxpeuted to coni
pli'tii tho road this your,
Farmers nr_ now ch.ofly engaged in
jirci-irlng plant land. Tobac-o la thelr
in.,'ioy crop. A scarylty of luhor pre
vall-'-""'h'hw small tructa
and wlth a liorso or an ox worklng, for
thomHolves. Whlto labor Ia moro utlllzod
on the fnrina than cvor.
Mocklonbtirg Is n largo oounty. Its area
ia *ll",""' acres. In tho year 1S00 tho point*
latlon wn? 17,008. r?i ifjoo lt wns Sfl,66Ta
In tho last Uvonty yourn tlio negro popu
ln tlon haa decronned 108, nnd tho wlilto
Increnflod 1,02-1. Thore tuC-i boen an im*
mlgratlon or whltes and an oxortim of ne?
groes In somo localillos. If tlils ratio
contlniifs tho whlto populallon will ho ln
the majorlty In n faw dociidos.
Mr. Stcphon P. Read ls tho only nn
nouncod candldnto Cor the Hoiiho of Dolo
gates ut tho electlon to bo held on tho
12th of March. Mr. Reud hnn an experl
enco of four years ln tho Vlrglnla Son?
ate, nnd is notod for fldellty to hls pub?
llc dullos, and hns ahlltty to fUl tho po?
Grent lmprovements are helng mado to
bho grounds of tho MccUlcnburg Hotel
by Mr. Holland. ' I3y a novel and unlqtio
arrnngemont nt consldcrablo expense. ho
wlll convoy tho watera in a ooiiijtant mip
ply from two wells to n contrnl bulld?
ing flxod for drlnklng and for bottllng
tho wator from two separnte conduits,
Tho wells nro several hundred feet dls
tant from oach othor, but Uio wntors nro
entlrely dlstlnct In tholr Ingredlents.
Southsldo Council. No. 0. Junlor Crder
"Unlted Amerlcan Meohnnlcs, ls a flour
ishlng organization hero, and wlll to-day,
on,. Iho annlversary of Washlng ton's
blrthday, rnlso a Unlted States fl.-ig oJor
tho now publlo scnoul bullding and p/e
sent lhe school wlth a iilble.
Tobacco sales havo been light horr* thls
month nnd lt ls ?>)tlnin,tod that S0 pi-r
cent. of the tobncco tributary to thls mur- !
ket has been sold by tbo. prodiioors. But
good roads and weafher often dovelop an
unexpected c-unntlty, which planters havo
held back in barns.
Overtaken By the Storin oi Last Weak
In Highland County.
(Speelul to Tbo Tlrnes-DlasDatch.)
MONTiSREY, VA? February "".-Jnmes
Snyder, a laborlng mnn, whosa homo ls
near McDowoll. this county, wns over?
taken'by tho recont storm whllo roturn
Ing from tho lumber camps of Wost Vlr
Klnla and so nearly frozen to death that
he has beon unable to walk since. When
ticai tho Hull Hotel, on tho enstern. slopo
of tho Alleghanies, hls cry for help was
heard nnd ho was carrled from tho drlft
Into whlch ihe had holplessly fallen. He
was flnally gotton homo, but hls feel
arn so frozon ns, tn tho ,tudgmont of
hls physiclan, to nocoHsltalo partlal, lr
not entlre, amputatlon. Snyder Is a hard
-,-orkIng man, wlth a large famlly to sup?
port, and much sympathy is Colt for hlm.
OLD NEGRO KILLED
His Wlfe Is Charged With
Having Caused His Death
and Burned Body.
(Speclal to The TlEK-s-nispntcli.')
WILUAAISRCRO, VA, February 23.?
Jnmes Clty nad a murder mystery yeater?
day afternoon. Georgo Thornton, colored.
uged slxty-llve, was found dead ln hls
bed. Hls clolhlng was burned off hlm.
but nothlng elso had caught afire. Thls
caused susplelon. A coroner's Jury was
empanelled and to-day brought ln n ver?
dlct that Thornton camo to hls death by
foul play, a blow on tlie head nnd by ..re,
by a party or partles unknown to the*
Dr. Stephenson mado an examlnatlon of
tho dead man nnd found lhat he had boen
struck a heavy blow with n blunt instru
ment oii the head ond another on the
Susplelon polnted to Nancy Thornton.
the dead man's wlfe, and thls evenlng a
warrruit was sworn out by Justlce J, Cl.
Carlton and placed in the hands of Depu?
ty Sherlff Geddy, who wlll arrest lhe uc
cusod woman to-night.
VVhshington's blrthday was ob**crved
here to-day very qulotly, the only out
ward slgns of a natlonnl hollday belng
tlie closlng of the court and postofhee and
Mr. George P. Colemnn, a former Wll
Hamsburg boy, ls here from Wlnona
Mln'n., on a short vlslt. Ho has many
frlends liere, who aro glacl to soe him
again. Mrs, Coleman Ih also ln Vlrginia
Messrs. J, R. Brlnnerman, of Alexan?
dria; Carroll Taylor, of Riehmond; H. c.
Lightfoot, of Newport News, nnd Dr. \V?
V, Hoy, of Potersbury, were here yester?
day to attend' tbo funeral of Miss Mo-i
Sherlff Ul. R. Harrell left thls mornlng
A "Shadow Soclal" will bo given ln the
hall ot the Young Men's Chrlstlan Asso?
ciation at Wllllnm and Mary College
to-mori'ow night for the benellt of the
A Physician's Tesfs.
Di-ldhi's Dfscnso ond Diabotca
Aro I**oaitively Curublc.
Juflrjo Honry 8. Footo, a former member ol
our Suite Supreme Courl Couimlislon, nnd on?
of tho best known Jurlsts ob the Coast, makci
tho followiDg certltiuu.te'
"I mn askud to cortlfy tha followlng factn. A
woll-koown piayalclan lu tctlvo practlce put two
oasciof Iirlght't UHeiie nml one of Dlabctoiion tln
FuIton Compouude. Hc l? wllllng tlio ruaulw abould
bo known, tiul for profoaslonnl ro?60ns without Iili
name. Aa tho rutulta uro ?o niua.ri.ly opponod by ul)
incdloul worka, I wns asked to laveatlsntn and ro
port the faote, whlch I dld.'aad I flnd aud cnilfy ui !
11 An ot.la.ciio.il phyelclnn of uniiiicittoiiod ataml
Ing tuid nblllty lain Jaait to.lcil tlio l-'ulluii CJuua
puundelu llirue caaca wlt'i t'uuiij rcaaulta :
Cane aYo. 1?llra. T,, obronle llrluht'e Wi-niei aa.inl
albunienurla dropny etc.i Ilmlia awol.au r.lmosl ig
burillntr. I.'huu irrotmoiiL without ruaull. Uudui
tho Coinpouiiil tb?. drupsy dl?r?t'l?>--urc'il In llilrty duya, ,
oud la.il of thu iiiiiiiuieu lu lau. CurcU.
(.'use No. li?Mr. ll..cl)ronlu Brll'lit's lala.ntu of 9 I
yeara' atandlug; all.lill.oii large, dropsy, do. ln 3 '
wruk? ftlliiunoii reduced n tiaili, aud n few inr.e^i <
laier bII.uui.'U li.awii to a truco aml droway enclruljr
Bonu. l'allenl lualatud ? wua wi'l! und l.-i'i tor nii I
ujcteiuloil trlp. (Too early, It Ia kllsvrd, for |>or>
OUB8 So.J-llr* Y? Chronlc dluliclcai nlitBlcInn I
?utea " typlenl cnn-o, wcarat I evor m..-,' l-'lrui i.mi
days paln ilt?Bpp?ured nnd augur ilncrenilnu. Kco
oud r.iporl! " buitiir reduced liulfi liiipruvuuiuul
womloiruli ailirarB llli.c leaa every t.iNt."
"Aakod whut laurcenlnuo are curublo lay thega
Com ouuda, ttip pliyalciuii repllml: >? i duu'i Itnow.
bullt inuat bB Inr H-nemlyn liuudrcd, If uiy owu
cuaua uru any orilnrloii."
" AtU-at: lIuxiiY 8 roorB.
"<U3 Montgomery Ht., Him frimelaco."
A?L--d WllRt taoliiillvl.1 ailly tliuuglu oj U, judw
Footo .?eplludi "I uui tatliilud thu curu hiia laeoa
Ji0,'J.lo,nl.worl",.IVBr,5,',,,!l,v* '?"?-ht's UtsonHd
and biab(iti?H ?i? luouriibhi, hui t)7 uor cent ara
poslilvely reoovurlug uudur tlio Fulton Com*
poiiudfc. (ConiniQii forma. or hlihioy complulut
uiitl rbeumaUsiu otto but short rosiHiL. i>o)
Jvf Ci5i?,1.f?'.' VH$ B" KOl'll P "Oltve ?nd 61.50 for
the Ihubiitio Cowpouud. Jolin J. Fultun C'o?
4Sn Moutgoiuerj Kt., Sau Kr.iuoisco, 8nlu com
lwuudprs. Froo tesin niuda f r lmtloutn. Ua*
sorlptlva puiuphlet aiulJeU lruu.
OWEHS & MINOR DRUO CO.,
Had Lost Fingers on Other
Hand Two Years Ago.
WARRANT IS WITHDRAWN
Rov. E. B. Hatcher Closes His Mlnlstry
at Norfolk, Whero He Wlll Bo Foi
lowed by Rev. Dr. Blackwoll,
of Wilrnlngton, N. O.
(Spcclnl to Thc TI_ni__.ninpAt.il.)
NORFOLK, VA.. February 23.-R Iclinrd
Sawyor, a whlto boy, iiKod sixtocn years,
whlle at work thls morning at 7 o'clock
nt Ambroso ."Bros.* mill, ln Horkley, got
hla rlght hand caught ln a h.-iw and nll
ot hls fingers sovercd complctcly from
tho hand. Hc was removed to St. Vln
eont'B Hospital, Norfolk. Sawyor, whl!?
at work at tho E. N. tiarnos Company
about two years :igo, hnd the mlsrortuna
to loso nearly all of tho fingers' on hla
left hand. _
Tho warrcnt sworn out Saturday by
Alborta Lee. colored. a#alnst Edltor John
E. Dlckerson, Jr., ofthe Norfolk News
nnd Advortlser, was; witlidrawn to-day
bofore tlio paper had been served. War?
rant Offlcer Speddcn said that Dleker
son has agrrecd to prlnt in tho next issue.
of his paper a statement prepand by At?
tomey James F. Duncan, counsel for Al?
borta Leo. in whlch nll that wiis Bald
about Alborta, Is retrnctod hy tlio edltor.
who apoloslzcsi for any wrong that mlght
have boen done the complnlnant.
Rev. E. B. Hatchcr closed hls mlnls?
try hero last nlerht .ts tho pastor of the
Flrst Baptlst Church, Mr. Hatcher
leaves hero to-morrow for Eluvanna
founty. Va.. to Joln Oils famlly, but wlU
pass through Norfolk In a.bout ten dnya
on hls way to Baltlmoro to tnke up hla
work as Bnptlst mlsalon secretary of tho
Stato of Maryland. Rov. Mr. Black well,
of Wilrnlngton, N. C, the new paslor
of tlie Flrat Baptlst Church here, wlll be-'
gln hls work.Aprll lst, and during tlio
month of Mareh the pulplt wlll be aup
plicd by varlous clersymen. on the first
two Sundays by Rov. Dr. Rlcharda, ot
Whlto Hall, Now. York Stato.
5KATING AT CHESTER
Only One Mishap and That Was Not
Serious in Its Results.
(Speclal to Tbe Tlmc?-r>Ii"palcli..
CI_I_ST1_.R, A'A., February 23.?Tho
young i?cop.o ot thls communlty havo had
onother happy swison" skatlng on tho
lake here. L'p to Saturday nlght of tho
pnst week a party of them "could bo secrn
thero day and nlght, and only ono accl
dent occurred, when MLss Kate RulHn
ventured too fnr on lee thnt had beon
oxposoil to the meltlng rnys of tho sun
nnd plunged In about her depth ln water.
She was rescued by the young men pres?
ent, who extended a. pole to her, whlch
wa._ kept on hajid to meet such an emer
Mlsa Gertrude Sims, of Norfolk, Is still
vlsttifafc- reiatlves hero.
Mlss Adclalde Snelllngs. of Mccklen
bia-g county, Is stopping wlth Mlss Mubc]
Robertson, of thls place.
Mlss Loulse Potts, of RIchmond, has
also been stopping wlth MI3S Robertson,
for a few days.
Mrs, I__. A. Swlneford. of Drewry's
BlufT. was here to-dav.
Mr. C. II. D. Stewart. of 8prlngn_.li.,
Masa., was ln the vlllnge to-<lny on busl?
ness wlth the Farmers' Mutual Beneflt
Assoclatlon,. He ercjiects to return to
Sprlngfleld in a few duys.
Tlio Chester Luml>er Company Is con
tomplntlng placing a snw mill ln their
plant In connectlon wlth thelr plnnlng
buslness. It Is sald that one or moro
now resldonC?s nro in contcmplatlon of
Tho Ladies' Pnrsonnge Soclety are
plannlnpr to have an oyster supper nnd
cntertalnment hero soon for tlio beneflt
of tho Methodlst parsonage.
An Election Will Probably Be Held In
Wytheville tn the Spring.
.Stvecl-l' to Tho Tlmw-l-i_pat_.)
WYTHEVILLE, VA.. Feb. ___.-A local
option election wlll. in nll prohablllty,
be held ln Wytheville In tho spring. A
petltlon contalnlng moro than ll_e requls
Ite number of slgnature* hns already been
dled wlth the clerk or the County Court,
and It Is expected thnt the judge wlll
order an election to be held in the latter
part of March or the enrly part of Aprll.
No election of thls kind 1ms boen held
in Wytheville maglsterlnl dlstrlct since
IS*.).". when tlie town went "wet" by a
largo majorlty. Thoso who favor no
llcense ure of the oplnlon that the dls.
franchlBcment of tho.nc-Rrro vote wlll re?
sult lu a nuijorlty for tho "dry" slde.
F. A. Mnssie's lllness.
fSpcclnl tn Tlie Tlmes-DIspatcli.)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA? Fcbrunrj
23.?Mrs. Mnlvern Pattoreon, of Rich?
mond; is here to attend tho bedsldo of
her brother, Mr. Friuik A. Massic. who
- - i? eytrenils. Mr, Mnsslo wns tnken 111
about two woeka ago of pncumonlu,
wn'ich wus achte from the beglnnlng.
Heart trouble supc-rvened, and on yester
duy afternoon ho wns parnlyzed lu one
?lde. Hls denth ls expected ut uny iai?
Telephone Snle Denied,
fSpcclnl to Tho TlnicB-Dlspatcti..
PULASKI, VA., Feb. 23.?Mr. B,
?Luughoii, general manager oe the Vlr
Blnlu and TennoBsee Tejephone Company,
With bend oflices at thls place, snys, ln
reference to tlio report that tho Bell
Tolophono Compnny hns got ton control of
tho Vlrginla nnd Tennesseo Company,
that there Is no foundation for or truth
hl the report,
Woslover Negroes Drowned.
(Spci'lnl lo Thu TIui-S-Plsi-iiUli.)
CITY POINT, VA., February 23.
Jtio Mooro and Adklas, colored scrvmita
of Mrs. Bamsoy, of Westovor, aro ro?
portod lu have been drowned nenr Jordan
Polnt LlglithouHo on tholr rotum homo
from hero ln a smnll snll boat.
Negro Boy Injured,
(Slicclul to Tlio Tli-i__-T>Unntcli.)
GOHDONSVILLE, VA,, Februury 23.?
Ollvor tiiiiy, a young colored hoy, whllo
rldlntr a frolght truln at thls plnce Sun?
day nlglit, hnd thu mlsfortuno to hnvo
hls left Jog so hmlly mnnhed that lt had
to bo tnltoii off, On Monday tho Injured
hoy wus taken to Iho" Cliesnpuuke and
Ohlo Rullway Hospital at CUfton Foi'Be.
Two Fingers _3lown Off.
(Speclal tn 'Tho Tliiiua-Dlnpnteh.)
_U!_ATH._VJI.I.K, VA.. Fobruary j>3,
John Clurk, Iho littlo son of Ashton
Clarke, of this pluee, had two of hls fin?
gers blown off lui_t nlght by tho oxiploBloa
of a dynamlto cf.rt.'ldt.e, whlcli he wu_f
jji-ylng wltlv . " i