TIIK reception at tho Country Cltih
of Vlrglnla thls iifleinoon from
.'. to in o'clock wlii bo .ui,. of
ih.. iiandsomcsl entortalnnioiits glven
gliico iho beautiful naw clubltoiiBO wa?
(Irsl thrown Open lo its member . .\n
ftrchostra Wlll play duritig the evenlng,
antl if.. ro win be .bin. ing for iho
young.-i- members. Tho cltibliouso has
ii.iii arranged wlth ijuantitles of holly
und ceddr aud tho mantols and tables
ol tbe mnln i".optlon hall aro ull
decorated in Jerusalem cherry plants
?'i.; vases of pnlnsettlas, Th" raillngs
?r Ui.. gallory ai<- wound wiih stnllax
? nd garlaipls or codar, and Hcul'lcl
gtroamors aro used everywhore. From
tho middle clmndellor ln tho mnln hull
nn enbrmotiB bough of mlstlotoe i
liung, an.l small r.-d bells ar" Htrtltlg
iroTii tiu- other two, AmcrlcHn Beauty
roHes docoratc tho liibles ln tho dlnlng
room, and holly wrcaths ar.; hung iu
Those recelVIng thls afternoon win
be: Mr. ;uul Mrs. C. I.. Klrk, Mr. an.l
Mrs. .lohn A. Coko, Jr.. Mr. and Mrs.
George Warren, Mr. and Mis. R. H.
Howard, Mr. and Mis. iloraco llawes,
Mr. and Mr:-. Fred PlcasantS, Mr. nn.l
Mrs. Henry L. Cnbell, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur r- Wilmor. Mr and Mrs. Cole?
man Wortham, Mr. and Mn. \\ . II.
Palmer, Jr., Dr, an.l Mrn. .1. Alllson
Hodges, .Mr. and Mrn. Wllliam P. Wood
Mr. nnd Mis. R, l: I'.i-ram, Mr. and
Mrs. VS, T. Harrlson, Mr and Mrs. Wai?
ter Hubard, Mr, an.l Mi .1. W. i'oung,
-Mr. und Mrs. Thomna B, McAdams, Mr.
an.l Mrs. C. 15. Borden. Mr. and Mrs,
VV. ll. ?MI|.-s, Mr. nnd Mrs. II. SteWarl
Jones, Mr. and Mrs, John l'. Lcary,
-Mr. an.l Mis. lohn A. Cbko, Mi ?
Charles E. Whltloek.
Th" Btrccl cnr company wlll run a
special nftoen minutes' schedule rrom i
o'clock untll mldnight to nccommodate
tbo gui'str attending tb.- receptlon.
Members or tb.. club nnd iho oiit-of
town gu.sts hav,- been Included ln the
Concerning I'rln. <??.-, TroubciJikoy.
Princess Troubotskoy, better known
as Amolle Rlves, whose new novel.
'Van's Mountaln," Jias recently been
publlshed, ls t., spend tho remalnder ot
th" winter ln Now York. "Castlo Hill."
ln Albotnarlo i ounty, v. horo tho au
thoross formerly spent most ..f the
year, has b< on b .. jed to L-Vedorlek
S'ar:, ,,f Boston for bi veral ??"..! .-.
Whlle Wrltlng "I'an's Mountaln'' I'riii
cess Troubetskoy spenl some time trav.
eling in Italy an.l Servla.
Mrx. I.nnli.I l-liilrrliiloi-d
Mrs. Claude M. Deane efltertaii ? :
brldge whist 'I'u..-.lav afternoon ii
li->nor of Mrs. Monalcus l^ankford ??!
Norfolk, who has been ti..- u .- ' ?
relatlves ln Richmond for the holldays
Tb" parlors w<re d<.rat.-l in Amer- ;
i. an Boautj i.... .
\ ii.ioI I'cterxhiirn Dnnre.
Mlss Lucy Mcllwalne navls. who has
been a recent guest of frienda in this
<-ity, was presented t>. sotlety Thurs- ?
dav at a lovely house dance whlch her
parents, Mr. .ind Mrs. Arthur Ki
Davls, w"i<- hosts. a; thelr home in Pe?
tersburg. Mlss Allce Coleman l>..-. i
of Rlchmond, .. -.-: -i ie i.Ivlng, nnd ,
a number of Rlchmond i.:? i r.
preseni ni th.- danci They were- Mr.
nnd Mr-. Mann S. V '? ritlno, Misa Kdlth
Donnan. Misa ;.thy Christlan,
Branch Morgan Stanley Frei mi n
Waiter Moon, F. if. M....re. Watlace
Blanton, George Morgan, Charles wbit
lock, Wllliam Grlgg. Wllllnm Hoi ?
.Mann. Jr.. J. B. KIrtley, Thomas li. i
Atklnson. Dr. Herbert Mann, Dr Hop?
klns. Dr Mcrrlck, Df. Henry Mcllwalne
In Honor of Misa William*.
Mr. ind Mr-. William T. Broome j
1 i ? . led Invitations t".- a tea to I
gl er U inday from I to :. o'clock In i
thelr resldence in Raleigh Square Xor?
folk. ln honor of tl eir gu I .V: Wil?
liams. t.t Rlchmond.
Lecture nt Arl Club.
Dugald S. Walker, formerly of this
It's the key to Dettemving
Thc Dunlop Mills. RichmbnftYa.
Rare Old Wines
Rich in Quality
.Vo. 7 Famous Seven-Year-Old
Bourbon Whiskey, *i bottle.
Amontiliado Sherry, twenty years
In wood; llne, nutty flavor; $1.25
Phones Monroe 101 <o 10(1.
501 C.iiMt Ilrond Street.
Direct Action Gas Ranges
Have No Equal
Sold Only by
Ryan. Smitfr & Co.
Our Bread is good every day
In thc year.
516 East Marshall Street.
105 West Broad Street.
and Fur Values
207 East Broad Street
1429 E. Main St. 117 W. Broad St
faia^taaawawtwaaammtiamTaaawmaamamjaaam ?? r
WE HAVE IT IF ITS MADE
703 East Broad Street
Knitted Wool Golf Gloves
N ;f v y, ** r c y and
White Knitted GfoviSs 1 C
for woiiicn; special. li/C
Children's Dogslcin Gloves,
some ffcocc lined, others PA
? iiiiiii, ii' 1 i <i ,i ?? -I r
fiirtops; special . *5UC
Children's t <? d d'y 1 C
Bear Mittcns; spccial.'. 10C
clty. now of N'.-.v Vork. Wll] Iccturo al
tho Itlchmond Arl Club thls afternoon
iil I O'CloCk, .Mr. Walker hns exhiblted
ut the Academy of [.'ine ArtB and alBO
ln the N'.-w Vork Water Color Club.
Several othor former members of tbe
Arl Club me in Richmond; and wjn bc
present al tho rbcoptlon whlch will
foilow tbe loctUre. They aro M. M.
Strniis and Mlss Ellzabeth Bwirig. Tbo
club rooms hav.- been attractivbly dec
orated ln Chrlstmas greens and red
flowers for the occasion.
The n-v. and Mrs. J, Ernest Thacker
aro stopping ai tho .Tefforson Hotel for
Boveral dnys Mr. Thacker ls secretary
oi cvaugcllstlc v.-.,rk ln thc Presjiy*
t'-ii.-in Church, and ls well known
Ihroughoul tho State. Mrs. Thacker Is
a slster oi Thomas l>i\..n. formerly nf
?l ondnle," Va? and h;i:= recently pub?
llshed her n< w book, "Strength of the
Mnrrled \V.dn.Mlll v.
Mlsa Pattlo Armsfrong of this elty,
and Wllllam II. winn. also of Rich?
mond, wore murri ed by the Rev, R. II.
PottK, ,.,ist,,| ,,? ii,,. i'nion Statlon
Mcthodlsl llplacopal Church, on Wed
ncsdaj evenlng, December 28, nt half
pasi . o'clock, at the parsonage of
IHe offlclatlng minlster, A number of
rolnth'es and frlends were present for
Archle W. Duko was tho groom's
bCBI man, and Mra. I.on Anthony was
niatron Of honor. Tbo brlde wore a
travellng sult nf navy blue broadcloth,
ivlth hai und glovea to match, and Car?
ried Bi .-?:.? rose
Mr, and MrB, Wlnn left for a short
brldal'trlp, and wll] be at home after
ln .in.! Ont of Iimvii.
Mis=ei Blolsc and Isobel Flarrison
ore thi gui its of th.-ir father, C. li.
Harrlson, at "Bleak House," Powhatan
Miss.-s Isabello Perklnson, of the
University o- Virginla. win arrlve in
Itlchmond Monday to vlslt Dr. and Mrs.
<;-..ri.->- ii.-n Johnston for several
Miss Margaret Boyden. of Maryland.
Ia visiting h.-r slster, Mrs. Hackley
Morrlson, at ?.<>0 South Fourth Streot.
Rlta Richardson bt Greenville,
s G, arrlved here yostorday to be
the guest of Mis- Loulsc Boudar, at
ib Janle l: Ellyson lias returned
<? clty, after visiting Mr. nnil Mrs.
Phillips, in Norfolk. Va.
rld Meade Whlte, of this clty. ls
llng several daya with friend- [n
Mlss Ella Binford was among the
uests fruni a dlstance who nttended
-Old w.ddlng ln Norfolk thla
v. of thls clty, ls tlu
A I". Ollver at her home
Mlss Loulse .Ulr-n, ot Richmond. Is
visiting ner iiunt. Mrs. Charles lf.
Wood; in Norfolk.
Miss Nalle Hockaday and her nlece,
Mlsa Ellzabeth Edwards, who have
been recent guests of Mr. and Mrs, ?!.
II. Montague at th.- University ot Vir?
ginla, have returned to Richmond.
Robert Bargamln and Lawrenco
?ii. or thls clty, aro visiting
frlends ln Norfolk.
Miss Mary S, Rlcc, of this cltv, ls
visiting h.-r parents, Mr. and "Mrs.
Joseph Rico, in Harrlsonburg.
Mlss Murie PerklnBoh and Miss Annlo
Murphy, of Richmond, are the guests
Of Miss Mary Lohman In Newport
Mr. and Mrs. XV. H. f'olmnii. of Dur-I
ham. N. C-, aic spendlcig several days
In thls clty.
Miss ina Tenser left yesterday to
Vlslt Miss Miiud Pnckctt at her homo
ln Newport News. Va.
Miss Bessie Wray. who has been
??Isltlng Mrs. C. A. I'bling in Lexlngton,
has returned to tbe clty.
Mlsa Monette Ifenc. of Denver. Col.,
IH be at home Sunday evenlng at
hc home of Mrs. Henry S. Wallersteln,
09 South Third Street.
Mlsses Elsle and Armour Ebeling, of
Lexlngton, Va? are visiting friends in
[Spedlal toThe Timea-Dlspatch.]
Fredericksburg, Va., December :io.?
Warren We.-d.in and Miss Elsle U
Perry, daughter of Alr. and Mrs. Chas.
Perry, both 6f Spotsylvania county,
wcrc married last. night at Salem
Baptist Cliurch. ln Uiat county. near
thls city, [tev. Decatur Edwards, of
tiiis city, performing thc ceremony.
i'lie church wns beautlfully decorated,
Mlsa Minnio Wallace rendered thc
wedding music, Mlsa Grace Morrison,
if this clty, was mald or honor. Grover
Weedon, brother of tho groom, acted
is lu-si man. Tbe brlilesmaids were
Mlsses Cora Weedon. Llbby Powell and
I..-1.-11;i lliimke. Tho groomsinen wero
E. L. Perry, Edward Albrechl and
Robort W. Harrls. The ushors wore
h're.l and Maurlce I'erry. Followlng the
Beremony a reception was held at the
liome uf ihe bride's parents.
I.OOCKS ELECT OFFICERS.
Vmtiinl Mectlngs of .lunl.ir Order nnd
IScil llen?I'unils for Seliool.
[Special to The TIines-Dispateli.J
HIatmpton, Va., December .'i0.?Pe
linsula Council, No. 126, .lunlor Order.
.'nited American Mechanlcs, has eleet
>d lhe follnwlng ofllcers for the eoni
ng term of slx months: Councilor.
iVllllam Dudley; Vice-Councilor, XV.
;arretl Ammons;-Recordlng Secretary]
.. M. Giddlngs; Assistant Secrotary,
3Imq Rountree; Financial Socretary,
teed S. Black; Treasurer. I. II. Smith;
'oniiuclor. A. B. Morelnnd; Warden, .1.
I'. Dudley; lnsido Sentlnel, II. S.
.iwens; Outslde Sentlnel, S. M. Wright:
I'rusteo, J. A. Fergusou.
Wapakoncla Triho of Red Men, No.
14, I'hoebus, has selected ofllcers uia
IoIIowb; Prophet, C. C. Cunningham;
jacheni, James Dynes; Senlor Saga
nore, Oswoll Keller; Junior Saganiore,
oseph Gatelcy; Keeper of Wampiim,
*. II. Warren; Collector of Wampum.
'hontas Floyd; Chief of Rocords, ,1. S.
loyhati; Trustees, A. Ilelnlckle, John
lelly and J. S, Hoyhati.
Tho Hoard of Supervisors of Rllxa
.eth Clty county, ucting upon a ro
UOBt from Divislon Superintendent of
lohools John M. Willls, has lovled an
iddltional sum ?f 8 cents on tho $100
or school 'purposcs next. your. Thls
.111 glvo tho school hoard ? nmplo
uiuls to enliu'ge upon the present
cry high standard of schools, whlch
ha county has.
il iitueWHon?il uno ??'.
| Special to Tho Tiinus-Dlspulch.]
Fredericksburg, Va., Deceniber 30,?
.icutenunl John R, D. Muthowaon, of
be Hultoil States Kngineerlng Corps,
nd Mlss Rlhb'l Mason, daughter of
Jcutenant-Colonel Charles F. Mason,
oruierly of thls city, wero married
Veilnesday al AtlCon, Piiiiuifiu. ilm
irlde has u nunihcr uf relatives hero
ml lu ihu section.
EXPECTED 10 LOSE
Bank Examiner to Bcgin Investi?
gation at Alcxandria
rSpot'lnl toThe'Dmt - ir: ip-Uc ..I
Aloxondrltt, vn.. Deci mber ::>r. fho
wo.'k of cxamlnlng thc accounts of Inn
I Vlrninl-i State Oeposli nnd Trusl Cor?
poratlon, whlch Institutlon yesterday
i mornlng waa thrown into the hands of
i'"- .rs, will br. begun to-morrow
mornlng i,y Natlonal Bank Examiner
'''' . -rf Itlchmond, who reached hero
lll's r... .-ning.
John 8. iiitriioiir, on ? nf tho receiv
i ers, M.-ite.i ii,|H mornlng lhal im soon
as Mr. Coates complete i hls worlc a
St'tt' ni wll bo glven oul lo thc pub?
lic regardlng tho financial affairs of
thi ? ? ,nn,on N'othlng, hbwi ver, &.ui
bo learned deflnlfcly iii thla llme. Mr.
Barbour wns unable to snv mict when
tii" work will be completotl; The reg
"i'" forco r,i employes is atlll ni ihe
bank engaged in stralghtenln** out it i
affairs, i?-nriing tho arrlyal ol Mr.
?"?'? Moncure. Wnnipler .<?? dothfl".
attorneys .,f Aiexandrln county, repre
_? ., number of clients, ibi^- morn?
lng notified Judge .1. K M, Norton. "'
thls .'it-.-. ivlin ls on-* ',' thi elvers.
thai to-morrow mornlng they would.
ippi ln 1 hc i 'ri|,,,ratlon Courl at 10
o'clo k : . f .;-,. Jutlgc 1.. C. Harley, anrl ,
ask for ;:.r appolntment r,r ,, co-i
In tho Intercsl or clients whom
Whlle no oiilcial statement as to tho
putcomc r-.-in be glven -on yet concern?
ing i .,? bank, tbe oplnlon prevalls
ttmoiig many of the mornbera of tho
board r,f dlrectors tliat the depositors
will lose nothlng. Tlu- majority of the
local depositors feel optimlstlc over
tlu- oiitcome, and nre not ln tlu- least j
alai nried. A few there are. howevt r,
wbo are -omowhat "t:,ii up" aa a
ull '?- i;i- bank'a closing its doors.
Tht closlng of the b.ink has been tlw'l
prlni'lpnl converSatlon here to-day, anrli
Ihcn r ?.... n much talk, all ot whlch
Is mere gUeaawork, Wlth tlie men
behlnd the bank it Is a aafe prediction
thai the depositors wlll nnt lose nnv
thlng. AttaCheg of the bank are also
...r thls oplnlon.
Ouring the day many people havo
calied :.t the bank, several from out
"f tho clty. to get what Informatlon
they could concerning lts affairs. Judge
Norton, one of the recelvors, nlso had
many callers, anxlous for further news
? rnlng the jiffnirs. All of th- de
were told practically whnt tbe
reeelvers aald ln their In'tlal announce?
ment, which was ti il.rfect that lt
epected the depositors wlll lo?c
nothlng by the closlng.
i;m;i.m;i;ii \m> fiheman
kii.i.i:i> i.\ < oi.i.imon
[Special to Tin- TImea-DIapatch'.]
DrlstoJ, Va,, December 30.?An ..n
gineer and hls flreman were i rushed
to death at Ben Mur. Lee county. br-- ;
fore dayllght thls mornlng. when un '<
englne colllded with cara. The traln
into tno aeolions. As the
; bring backed t,> pick up
l sectlon. the engineer ls
-.-.- misjudged his location,
?ame upon ihe cara ;it full
I engineer wns ln n w-rock
k tunnel ton days ago. when
colllded with a heap of
Wlll Ile Ilotrl tlnntigrr.
f.-'i-. r ia! i.rT.'i' Timea-D wl
Harnpton, Va . Dt etn ior 30 Gei
I'. Adams .manager of ;.
Hn. has been selected to manage W"
Sulphur Springs next season.
Orlginal and Genuine
The Food-drink for All Ages.
More healthful than Tea or Coffee.
Agrees with the weakest digestion.
Delicious, invigorating and nutritious.
Rich milk, malted grain, powder form.
_ quick Iuncli prepared in a minute.
Take no substitute. Ask forHORLICK'S.
?^T Others are imitations.
uooa as the Name. Virginia Made.
F. W. Dabney & Co,
Try a Pair To-Day
HEALTH for you
On Solid Foundation
This May Manton
in all Leathers
21 W. Broad
Sutherland & Cherry
Special?Odds and ends ln Furniture.
lron Bods, Mattlngs. Stoves, etc. Cheap
IV closo them vat.
310 EAST UROAD
'TEN 'AMEUICAN ANDftKimO'_-."*' A'ttV-DIi
THC BEST Xamiii^fllLP^ ?WB
Men's Bath and
$3.98 Robcs now.$2.75
*S4.?>.s Robes now.$3.50
$6.48 Robcs now. .S4.75
84.08 Smoking Jackets.$3.50
(Scc windot ? ilisplay.)
Convicted on Charge of Buying
Stolen Ham, and Appeals
to Higher Court.
On tho charge .,; stealing flfty
pounda bt lard frorn XV. S. Forbes &
Conipany, Bernard Moyora an-t William
iCerr, both white,
tlnhed in thc poi
mornlng lo Janui
colored, who la au;
ber of the gang, w
.. h.im from the
and given slxty <h.
atein, u merchant,
ham frorn Davls al
market prlce, wa
slxty days. lie t
gave bond ln tne
appearance at tho next term ot ti
Joseph Christlan was senl oh to il
grand tury on tht
Into the presslng
llahment of C. l-\
clothes to the ai
was on Novembe
charged with bre.
iii.-ir case con
l to bc a mem
Jail. li. ito.-.-n
u onc-thlrd thu
? sentenecd to
nll npponl, an.l
Ol $300 for hin
place December 20
nt stufT. He wm
jury on ih.it ilinr,
of cnterlng the Bt.
contlnued to Jani
.lohn Christlan w
jurv on Ihe charg
.store of a. fJ-llr
palr of ahoes.
!. and Bteallng
of $f>n. This
He WUS also
Into tho same
king *s worth
io the grand
.. The charge
B. Pollsco was
t to the grand
-eaklug ln thu
i.l stealing ;?
Ite man. waa
nto a enr ot
an.l taking a
U A. Zln mer, white, charged wlth
drunk. disorderly and reaistlng
was lined $25 and placed under
securlty ot $100 for slx months. Xor
man lirown, for reaistlng an oftie.-r,
got the same llne and gavo like secur
Ity for slxty days.
ARGUMENT IN CASE
Company Ih Charged Wlth Vlolntlon
or .North Carolina Ami
[Special t<. The Tlmes-Dlspatch. I
Raleigh, N; <:. December :;".? For
more than llve hours to-day 1'ollco
Justice Alex Stronach heard argument
ln the case against the Standard OU
iny, charging vlolation of the
State anti-trust law through cuttlng
prices of kerosene oil to drive out
competltlon. The tlnal arguments will
t.u made during to-morrow.
?J. X. Holdlng und XV. B. Snow ar?
gued to-day lor tbe Standard, and
Waiter Clark. Jr-. City Attorney, spoke
for the prosecution.
To-morrow Attorney-General T. xv.
Bickott will close for the State, and
Ihe concluding argument for the Stand
.u.i wlll be by James ll. Pou,
Counsel for the Standard arguo that
nothing has been proven in tln- lnves?
tlgatlon except that prices of oil have
.'..llowed the law of supply and de
mand, and a downward tenrlency of
prices generally, and that even now j
ih.- pric.-s in Italelgh are not a.s low
ls they ought to be, with the whole?
sale prlce at 7 1-1 cents and the Nor?
folk and Baltlmore prices l 1-n cents.
? n tbe other. hand, the prosecution Is
nsisting that a case against tbe
Standard is made out ln that the cuts
tiave only come wlthln the year after
?ompetition entered the field; that
suts by th.- Standard aro shown to be
ionsiderably below what oil can he
jotten here for to supply the whole?
sale trade. They clalm also to have
iroven that the Standard ls selllng 1".|.
ills lower hero than ln neighboring
owns, to a degree that proves purpose
?f lighting competltlon.
IIKI.I) lMIlt GItAXD .HIIV.
Illeliael Gnrlnud, .Ir., Mnmt \ns\vrr to
Chnrgo of Killlnu Xegro Womnn.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Hampton. Va., December 30,?Mlchael
I. Garland, Jr., a white man. was held
'or tho actlon of the gran.l jury by
Vlayor I.. P. Furness in the Phoebus
Joliee Court to-day to answer ? thu
iharge of murderlrig ,'Iessle Banks, a
tegro woman. M. J. Garland, Sr., tho
tged father of the accused man, who
vas arrested on Thursday. was glven
lis freedom. as the evldence showed
hat tbe son was the person. rcsponsl
lle L'or tin- woman's death. Thu cor
ini-i's Jury returned a verdict th.it
'the woman camo to her death from
tlcks and hlows dolivored by M. ' J.
Garland, Jr., a dellherate and niallcloti'i
Garland, who is thirty-five years old,
eslded with bls father. a rotlred
'niied States army scrgennt, lu Phoo
Goorgo Murphy an.l George Wll
lams, negroes, glven ten years In the
lenili-ntlury for hlghway robbery, have
iceii takon to thal Institution by Guard
Tmo Couples iniieil.
[Special m The Tlmes-Dlspatch.1
Cliiirliitt. sville. Va., December .10.?
V. H. Graham, of Hinton, \V, Va., an.l
.iiss Mabel Bayllss. daughter of Mr.
nd Mrs. W (1. Bayliss, of Xorth Gar
len, t'hls county. were married yester
lay nl Ihe brldo's home, tho eeromon-'
leiu-c performed by the r?v. v.. e.
,amb. of the Haptisi Church. After
ni extended toui' Xorth thev wlli go
o Il'iiton lo make their home.'
The same lninister nniie.l In mar
lago Thomas Wright, a young machln
st, and Mlss Maude Adams. of Xorth
larden. The ceremony took plaoo nt
he brldo's home. The groom's father
las ;i summer home near Alboreno,
hls county, but Is engagod In buslness
n Phlladelphla. Immodlately after the
eremony Mr. and Mrs. Wright left for
Iii-ntb Due lo c.iiiii'i-liul lli-oiielililN.
| Special 10 Tne Tiines-Dlspatcli.l
Charlottesvllle, Va., December 30.?
I'he death of George Hoger, Infant son
if Dr. E, Relnhold Iloger, headmaster
if .lefi'orson School, was duo to ca
arrhal hronohllls, Instead of infun
lle paralysis, as at llrst reported.
[Special loThe Tlmes-Dlspatch. |
l.'i'ederiekshiirg, Va., December 110.?
leorge H. Coleman und Mlss Jennle
.lllliin parker, both of Spotsylvania
ounty, came hero yesterday evenlng
nd were niurrled at the re.sldence of
tav, 11. if. Barber, who performed tlm
[Sneciiil LoThe Tlnies-I >lspatcli. I
Frudorlcksburg, Va., December 30.-?
'Iigll U Williams and Mrs. Ann|e M.
vlsop, of Spotsylvania eounty. came
ere and lyerd miirrled yesienlnv hy
lev, 11. 11. Harbor at the latter's roHl
liailcy ;in<l Hairston Receive
' lomnuitation ftt I tandg of
Insurance Companies Under
Commutntlons of scntence from cap?
ltal punlshment to Iniprlflonment for
llfe were granted ycfltorday i.v Gov?
ernor Mann to Tboin.s Bnlloy nnd
JatricB Hairston, of ITonry county, who
were convlcted bt the murder nf Sld?
ney Woods, fn view nf tbo clrcum?
stances whlch have preceded thls ac?
tion the i ommutatlon was not unex
Ono mnn?-John Eccles "has nlrcady
paid the death penalty for hla crlme,
having left a sort of "confesslon," In
whlch be sald thnt the n"2rrnos con?
vlcted wlth blm wero Innocent. In
fact, thc naturo of the case Ih such
that It is llkely the Govornor will later
take tbo matter up again, wlth a view
to further olomenoy.
The negroes have been resplted
many times, and wero to have dled
Exctirftlon Trnln Hnve.
Tho whole bunch of colored men
w*re nn nn exctirslon train. whieh had
been ruti from North Carollna to fioa
noke, On the return trip a llght oc?
curred, as the result of whlch,Sldney
Woods, ono of thc party. was found
dead, stnbbed to the heart. Several
negroes wero arrosted, charged with
the crlme. and were later trled ln
John Eccles, Thomas Balley and
James Hairston wore crindomncd tn
death In the electrlc chair. Plggio I'enn
escaped, but was later captured aml
Bcnultted ,-it hls trlal, i-;crles made n
confoflBlon aftor lils Wlal, in whlch ho
said that he and anbther nogro who
has never been caught Wero alone Im
pllcatcd in the kllling, aml that the
others were Innocent. The mlsslng
man, lie sujd. struck tbe fatttl blow.
Eccles went to hls death wlthout fur?
There seems to bo some doubt about
tbe whole offiilr, and it ls the under
Btandlng that Plggle Penn, who wns
acqultted, was probably ln the samo
positimi ns those whose terms wero
LICENSE F0R~SH0RT TERM
Insurnncc Compniilc-M W" III i?nv Sext
IVi'pli for Four Months onlv.
Beeause of ,-i change made in th
law by the last Legislature. all insur?
ance companies doing business ln Vlr
glnla, when they settle thelr annual
license fee on January 1. wil! pay for
only one-thlrd of the ve.tr. as hereafter
nll licenses wlll be lssued as of diite
May 1. Thls applles to life. nre, ma?
rlne, surety. mutu.-il aid. mutual ben?
eflt. guaranteo. sl.-k beneflt. llablllty,
employer's llablllty. health. credit.
fidellty. burglary, accident, plate glass,
steam boller, tornado. automaflc
sprlnkler, assessment. Dnlte i Breth
ren and live stock Insuranc.m
pnnles. It does not. however, apply
to fraternal beneflciary aaBocIatlons.
The amendment to the law waa
brought about at the Instance of the
Bureau of Insurance. Companies are
reiiuired to make annual reports of
thelr buslness as of date of January i,
whlch cannot be lllcd for some week.
nfter that date. In tho meantlmc, un?
der the old law. they were llcensed
to transact business for the year on
Thus. if. after examlnatlon of th*
reports, some of the concorn.s would
iie found to be in undesirablo finan?
cial clrcumstances, conslderable ma?
chinery would have to be Invoked to
secure a suspcnslon of license.
T'nd.-r the new arrangement, all
licenses will be Issue.i on May 1. By
that tlmo all the annual reports wlll
have boen carefully examined, and the
department may judge as to the pro
prlety of renewlng licenses. To make
an equltable arrangement, for thla year
the concerns wlll bc glven llcensn
next week for four months only, pay?
lng the pro rata share, whlch wlll be
$fifi.r,7 each. Tben. on .May l, they wlll
take out now licenses for a year from
Thls. of course, refers only to the
lt's nice getting them in, a ?, 0 get?
ting them out. But there's a way??
CASCARETS are known to hundreds
of thousands for the natural and easy
way they clean out the system of over
drinking. Be prepared, a box in your
pocket of CASCARETS?take one or
two sure whon you go to bed?then fo
morrow will be pleasant. 896
CASC ARBTS?ioc box?Week's treat?
ment. All druepUts. Blggest seller
ln the world. Million boxes a month
Young Bros. Hats, $3.00
"Lucca Olive Oil"
I.\ EVERY VANTKY WHEIll*
CHASIE TRAFIERI, Importer
Mud. 4220. 500 Wcst M?l ii St.
Porter's Specialty Shoe Store,
215-'!tr North Fifth Street,
HlU'k of Tliiillitm-V*..
[t is better not to be without
Butter Nut Bread
Kitchen Cabineta ivill lesscn kitdien
labor. Try one. Sold by
Rothert & Co.,
Fourth antl Rroiul.
'?:?"'?.:?*? ? -*?*? j
Times - Dispatch
and Save Shoe
Money :: :: ::
The Greatest Shoe
itttndlng tax ot $2no on ench comp.i
rhe additional tax on gross recel
a payable later on.
ALL WANT GOOD ROADS
lledrnril County Distrlcta Vlc AVIIIi
I'.neli Other ln AkMuIIoii.
Rfec-ent developments in the good
?oitils situation ln Bedford county show
hat the maglsterlal dlstrlcts are fall
ng- over oach other to get in iho game.
i"or some tlme .itrltat Irm fnr a bdnd
ssue has procee,ded In one 0f the dis
rlcts, aUed by the i-tute Highway
At .1 meetlng held several weeks
lj?0 It was Stated thiit two otlter rlis
ricts wanted to Isaue bonds, and lt
eas suggested that tlu- matter be de
ayed untll these aould M\- upon the
?oads thoy desired tr, havo Improved
ind the amount of Unnd Issu.- neCes
lary, Accordingly action wa.s deferred.
When these dlstrlcts were ready an
ither meeting was held, it few days I
ibo", and It was found that tii.- fourth |
md rcmalning maKlsterlal dlstrlct dhl
int deslre to he left behlnd ln the race;
io another postponemont became nec
In vlew of the fact that thero wlll
ie no other sosslon i>f tho CIrculV
'ourt until March, lt Is now cxpectert
hat tho entire matter of calling an
?lectlon wlll ho necessarlly deferred
mtit that month.
Conerele lltirlnl \unlt-..
The N'ewport News Egyptlan Burlal
t,rau1t Corporation was glven .1 chdrte?*l
,-esterday hy tlu- st.ito Corporatlon
'.immlsslon. lt is undarstood It pro- 1
ioscs to have a system ot niolds tor
naklng concrete burlal vaults, rendor- ;
ng them Imprcgnable to attaak and j
dieapenlng the cost of constructlon.
I'niut Another Portrait.
Governor Mann yesterday announced1
ils lntention of havlng a portrait of
>x-Governor Andrew JackBon Monta-1
rue painted for Instailatlon ln itsj
iropor place ln the portrait gallery
n the Stato Llbrary. One picture was i
lalnted of Governor Montague, and it I
vns luing, but lt waa hol regarded as
1 good Iljccness, nnd was removed, The '
osl will be paid out of the Govo'rnor'a |
?ontlngent fund, whloh Is customary.
\ place has been left between the plc
tires of Governor Tyler and Governor
smyth Treasurer Removed From
Office and Successor
Marion, Va., December .",0.?Pursitant
o adjiiuriinient, .rudge Hutton con
?ened hls court thls mornlng aud ,lo
Ivered a lengthy opinion in tho rule
if tho CominoriwcaUh vs. .1. 1,. C, An
lerson, Treasurer of Smyth county, iu
vhlch ho reviowod tho history o? tho
aso from lts Inceptlon. Tho judge re
Ited tho various stututes dcilnlng the
luties o? thu troaaurer, aml showed
hat under tho evldence of the caso
lmost every statue had boou violateil |
ry Uu* treiisuror. 11'- decllned to set
slde tlie verdlct of tho jury, and said
10 thought tho verdlct was a jiisl lind
iropor one, aml iiiutif thero was any
fi'or on tho instriictions ^i?>?"?? 11 by tho
ourt li was ln favor of the defendant. I
Ils ludgment was.'thut the treasurer
hould he romoved from olllce, in ao
ordanoo wlth the verdlot of the Jury,
nd this was ordored. Tho court fur- l
her sald that lt wus hls lntention 10
ppolnt .a Uopubllcari to supply the
acancy, ;is lu- thoughl that*was the
iropor thlng to do, .-md hc appolnted
leorge A. Collins, 11 prominent mcr
luiiit o? Marion, to 1111 tho unexplred '
A largq crowd waa present to hoav
ho court's opinion, und il was foi
nwi'ii with the greatest lnterest. ti
?a< .ni elaboratc jiuliciul rccltal ,,i tn..
iw und tho evidonco o? tho caso, antl
.?ns concluslvo ln llfl Htidln-fS. Counsel
or Aiulei'son, ni tho conclnslon of the 1
pinlon, movod for ;i Buspotislon o.f j
udgiuont tor the purpose ot asltlug
or un appoul to ihe Supreme Court,
ut tho motlon wns wiihdruwn, and ii
,*us uiinoiinced that no appeal would
0 applled fur.
At tho conclnslon of hls opinion
Iio court uiiiiotiiiced that he had iv
eivod 11 petltlon, slgned hy certaln
ItUon's ot' Miirlon and viclnlty and :
mr of ihe |ury, uaking the retention
t Anderson in oitu-e, und aald ihiit I
iho court granted. tlio reciuest ol*]
11,s,. ,-iiiy.eiis that tin- proceedlngs >>'
ire the grand jury atul t,he trlal of
ndorsdn, lasting altogethor more th m
-n daya, would he u farco; that tho
i-tllion *.\us 111 udvised. aml that Mr
lulerson hud boon OOnvlOtOCl by an 1
apiirtlal jury, nnd ln tho opltllou uf
10 court ih,- jur\ hud rendered a i
ropec verdlct, ' v\ lt ii- li 'iho ctiurt "hud
'lusod to se.i uslde; lhal tho eoiirl |
oild not -,'i-anl lhe petilioii wlthuUl '
tultlt'iinii Itself, 1
IllusUalions and Price* Fumuhcd on Requcjt.
<5alt ?? !^ro. ?
ESTABUSHED OVER A CENTURY /
Jewellers, Silversmiths, Staaoneti
WASHINGTON. D. C
Jones Bros. & Co.
1418-1420 E. Main St.
Mineral Sprlng Water
Is Stocked In Jtlehmond by Owens it
Minor Drug Co.
PANACEA SPRING CO..
Littleton. N. C.
$100,000 Furniture Sale
Entire stock reduced from ?
to 50 per cent.
llepatrlnK', Voleln;-- and General
Let us cstimate for you.
Phono Madison 0506.
Fifth and Grace Stroats.
A. B. C. Capito! Wrapped loaf
"Tho iR-st bread you ever tasted."
Wrapped In wc.xod paper?noi touch
i?d by human luinda until it la servud
un your table.
Bc. nl Yom- Grocer'a.
A.MKltK'AX UHI3AD A.*VI> UA'vlXG CO^
0, 8. 10. 12 I'.. I.clirli Slrect.
Miller Manufacturing Co,, Ine.
South Richmond, Vn.,
Sash, Doors and Blinds
Contractors and builders should
have our prices and estimatea when
figuring on any kind of building corfc.
HAVE vtiu SEEN
NewMethod Gas Ranges
Pettit & Co.'s?
Removal Sale Now Ou
" Little Broadway,"
.'12 North Fifth Street.
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