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VOI* XVII, NO. 4,
KICHMOND, VIRGnsriA,SATURDAY, JANUARY 6,1900 PHICE 5 CE*?TS little 'iieesi' BOY I U3EB TO OWH. BWhile ear people objeel to the m erf the term. 'nigger," atill the aenti anaat eonuined in theae lioei written by Mr. Howell C. Featheretoa, orer helaneea the objeetion and we note witb paeaaure the heartfelt lore felt for "?fcat happy amiling boy I uaed to The father of the author m a member of the Virginia 1,-giale from Cempbell Oo.J I haye snefc e heap of people, end I'to had & heap o' ehums? ?ecd ff llowi, juat aa good aa ever knowo! Bat I're never aeen a Dwtter, aor a truer, kinrier frieud *Bfcan thmt little 'nigger'boy I used to own. Baa hide waa black ?* ehareoal, and kia heart wm juat ai warm ; Me waan't a gT*at philoanpher, but n?Trr theaght no barm ; ?nd tho' to flatier ohilahood maokiod i* iwfii! prrnf. Twm a onninjt Jlttle deril that I to boaa acd own. axe lota of piekaninnie* 'round my old pUntation bome. Bat Al?e, he belonged to me alone. He eould ootrun ail the othera, and be'd fight an' lie for me. Aad I lored that nigger boy 1 uaed to own. Baa head wae round and oappy and hia eyea were b'g and wbite; Hia mouth waa qaite capacioua, and it let in lomo' ligbt. Bat, tho' he waen't a Vauty, nor a plate for atyle and tone, The lore wn true and honeat of that boy I uied to own. We wew playmatee altogether, tho' I wac kind of kmg. Bat I never put myaelf np on a throne: Aad I told talee in the hoghouse and I wad*>d in th* branch, Wiih that little 'nigger' boy I uaed to own. It'a ftrue we'd gett* fightin', acd I'd lie*. Vm. if I eou d ; Bat tbii waa rather arldom, for they generallv wnre good; Aad l'd ewap 'em off my dinner for an aiheake and a bone. And I'd take my midday repaat with that boy I uied to own. ihen I grew up bixger and I uied to ride to aohool, Throngh meadowa, wbere the riie and eane wera aown ; Aad he'd take my hora* at even, and he'd love to aee me come, That happy, imilin' boy I uaed to own. Ae woa'd ateal watermeloaa, but no one dide't mird ; They knew he eouldn't help it;'twaa the natare of hia kind ; Aad when in gaudy brillianee the au tumn full moon ahone, I'd hont the eunning 'poaeum, with that boy I uied to own. Bet my achoolin' waan't flniehed, for before I waa aixteea, The trumpet eail to war waa loudly blown ; Aad I Tuluateered by aeryiee and I haatened to tbe front, Aad waa followed by that boy I uaed to own. Me wonld gat aeared in battle, and. dam' 'im how he'd run 1 Bat he'd always ti td the eoanp'ny when the auldier'a work waa done ; Aa' he'd ateal good rationa for me, tho' from whenee l've neyer known. Aad l've off bef>n aaved my aopper by the bjy I uaed to own. The war waa long ard bitter, but hia ardur never flagaed ; He kept the oath to follow me he'd sworn: An'when it waa all over, I brought him home again. That ahiny, grinnin' boy I uaed to awn. He would lie 'bout the battlea, an' he awore he'd fooght 'em all; He aaid he'd kiiied aome aixteen men, he knew he'd aeen 'em fall; Bat he tnok a fatal feyer, whieh no akill eould eheek nor tone, iAad I noraed him like abrother then, that boy I uaed to owa. aoon it waa all over, and we laid him in hia graye. Ba truer friend l're ever had to mourn; Aad I raiaed a granite monnmeat to mark the plaee we laid That loving faithful boy I uied to own. He had hii amall ahortcominge, and they aaay be eounted tin ; letSalnt Peter knowa a'nigger*, and ha'll make exeuae for him I And If, in Ood'a great goodneaa, I ihall riew aweet heaven'e throne, I kaow 1*11 aee that amilin' face, that boy 1 uaed to own. I haye met a heap o' people, and I're had a heap o' chuma?, Good fellowa, Juat aa gocd aa erer known 1 Bat l've never aeen a better, nor a truer, kinaer fritnd Than that lit:le 'nigger' boy I uaed to own. Sfc hide waa blaek aaohareoal, and hia heart waa juat Ai warm; lie waan't a great sjiioaopher, bat never tbooght no harm; And tho' to H t*r childkood aankicd in II jrone. I love tbe rouulleokioai of that boj I ?sed to o?ra. ? Howbli C. Fbatbbbstob. Work of the 8amaritans. A few days ago the Samaritan* and Daughtera of ftuMlll held a very im pr*aslve meetiog. Evrrv one pretent offertd iltw worda of enaouragement. A numbtr of hymng were sung and ferrent prayers were offered ror the good of the order and the nneonrert ed. The following oommitt*e waa ap potnted to aurprise the family of the late (J. W Harrit: al?sdames Frarces Goode. KlTira Bundy, Mary B Gra h*m aod H?rn-t Witt; M*aara. Rob erf Taylor, Wm. Joni?a, Andrew Pettis, Prof. J. U. Blackweil, W. H. Hatehtr an 1 John Baker, ebairman. We are glad to say, thii eommittee met with muoh sueeeea The eommit IM presmitrd the family vith several bundits aod about ten dollars in money> Mr. Buker, Prof. Blackweil and Mr. W. H. Hateher impreasrd Mrs Harria veay muih witb their entreatiea fur h-r to aeeept Chriat A very touahing hymn waa auug bT Mr B%ker and a touahing prayer was offered by Deacjo Morria Goode. We hope that God will bless the 9a maritana tor thtir liberali'y aod crcvrn th^ir cffortR wrth aueeeas. We will aay to tbe ch?irman ani the aommitte*, " You deatrvw muoh praige for your good work." On la?t Monday night. Robina >n Lodge, No. 114 I. O. of G 8.,cel*brat ed their 27th a niveraary by a grand annual aupper given at the Samantans Hall. M?nehester. Va. The auppar waa indeed a grand affair aud every ooe preaent enj-ied thentaelvra. Amnng thoge preaent were Mr. and Mra Q W. Moon.Mra. J P. Harria, Mra. Wm. Howell, Mra Lewia Good**. Mrs. M. J. W?ahington, Mra J. F Bunday, Mi?a Martha llolra, M>a?r?. Adam iiarris, Eobei t Wbite aod many otbera. Meaam. 8. H. Jobnaon, John F. Bu? dy,R. H Tajlor, Earnt-st Taylor. L->w ia Goode, J impi E. Hight and Walter Finrey aojnpoaed the eommittee to wht m munh praiae ia due for their atyle and good taate ia arranging auoh a dalightiul repnas. A Bouthern Jamboree We have just reoeived from the pub liahers a eopy of thia moat uniqu- ma ?ieal oompoaition. It ia eertainly one of the moat eatchy and attraetive pi?cee of muaio rhat we ever beard. It ia almoat impoaaible to keep yeur feet still while it ia b**ing pUyed and it ia raaaing as biga hit aa "Georgia Oamp Maeting." A auffieient guarantee <>f iti merit ia the faet that it ia from the pen of Mr. J. W. Lerman, the eomooa er of the now famoua "Kaya Kaya Uance." The regular prise of thia maaie ia 50a per eopy, but if our readerg will be sure to mentioa the name of thia pater they <??n aeeure a eopy by aerdiear 2Co to the Union Mutual Muaio Co , 20 E. 14th 8t., Kew York. PABa^ir?Pattbrbom? The marriage of liiai Margaret L Patteraon of Rioh mond, Va , and Mr. Gec. W. Paraon of Philadelphia took plaee in tnat city on the 27th inat. Uias Patteraon ia well knewn here and highly eateemed by all who know her. Delirhtfal Tea. NoBroLK, Va., Jan. 2, 1900. Mra. G B W. K^lly, of 63 Chapel St , Norfolk, Va., gave a very d^light ful tea at her home l>eo 29th in honor of her brother, Mr. O. P. Wiiliama, of Flushing. N. Y.. who apeut tha Xmaa holidays with her. Among thoee prea? eot weie Mra M. E. Tyler, Miaa Bettie Jaekaon, of Riehmond, Mr. and Mra. Whitiog, and Mr. F. Smyth. of Nor? folk. D&. SSARAM ??lfEMBE??D. On New Tear's Night Hia Btore looa Waa Filled with Good Thingi. Another year, my dear brother haa eloaed leaving ua with a realiaation of many thinga whieh wa ihoaid hare done. Yeu too are now entering upoo a ner era with ao many reaponkibili tiea before you. I feel, that with the graeea of God upon you, He will g\ ve you itrength to fqual them tM. You have aarved ua faitbfully for the paat aeven years, overoomiug many obata elcs in the pathway of our mble old church. Thaoki to be to God they have been trodden down and we begin the new year with a brighter proapaet We tander to you a simplo little gift. amall in vAlue. bat just a loving re mindar of the oceaaion. Our prasident being ao feeble in health has grieyed us all. 8he haa beeo a noble workar, always ready to aid you in all of your good wotk aod may the sew year bring to her renewed atrength; as well aa to you and your dear family, is the sineera wish of aaeh of us. Yours faithfully, Macidoma Clob, Mrs Isabeila Wilkeraon. Prea. Mias Bertha Williams, Bect. WEST END HOTES. Excellent Services In Our Churches. All of our churohea eloaed the New Year with great iu <ee?a. Very little diaaeneion and grea'. work aeeompliah ed. Man/ added to the foid with great apit itual influeaee in thia aeetioo. The Ri?er Yiew Btptiat Chureh built a new houae of worahip and havc itiere^a^d hvr member4htp and eoogre gation largeiy and added mueh to her ttnaneial ineome. Th?ir luieironun ion on tbe 4 h Surday in Deoember waa erowned with abundant graoe acd the people are moving forward moat happiiy ? he 6th Ohureh ia making progreaa 8he baa done wonderful work. but a brigtt*r and grander future awaita to erown her nobleat * B >rti. The Seooud Hapiiat Chureh haa added to her already noble rvoord. All the p*?tora. deaeona, truateca and other offiiialn of the eeveral de partmema of the yari'>ua ehureh-a have made noble reeorda for tnano aelvea in their faithful labora to build for i hriat riome of our Sunday Behoola Oare giren thf>ir ehiidren moat cordial and aulia r^membranee. and th? lutle onea are intpired to enter the New ft-ar'a work with grear?r eot?r*g* and n?w tj|. May Ghriet lead tbe way. HiBUUOK l J TNI aBAaOM. The marriage of Miaa Aliae 8elden toMr. (harlea Jaekaoo took plaoe on Dacembfr 20th at the reaiuenee of the biide'a parenta, Mr. and Mra Mead Heldeo in Harvey town. The marriaga of Miaa F. O Logan, daughter of Mr. and Mra. Ntenoiae near Mlddleton Milie, Fluvanna Oo., to Mr. Joatiua Smith of thia eliy took plaee durirg the Holidaya at tbe bride'e r-artence. Key. Samuel H?r ria ( flioiiifd. Mr. Sraitb and brido ia at huine No. 101 W. Urecn 8c. A holiday p*r?y took pltee Tu-al?y. D'0?mber i<5 h at W indsor Caatle Gooothland Go., ao the home of Mr. lh>maeLee Kdtnond*. At 12 D*aloa)k aharp all made the Grand March to a moat appetizi'ig and rtohly ladened tabie, ont a eyea need to look upon. Amoi g the guattapresentfrnm Rioh rnncd wrre Ker. aid Mra. J.hn K Weat, Mi,a?e M. J. Taytor. J E. Law reoee, 8arah L Gtrter, L E Oox, Mee ars. rhomaa L. Elmunua, hoat; Wm. E. Dandridge, Wm. H t arter, Johu and Maloolm Guarrant and othera. Goochlacd Oo., Mr. and Mra. Wm Guarrant, Mr. and Mra H D. Hudtum, Mr. and Mra. Samuel Uopkina, Mra. Matilda Eilia. Mra. Phiiiae Rjbioaon, Mra. Kettie Boyd. Mra. Elvira Pleaa aata Miaaea Fannie, Aliea and Bertka Hopkina, Miaa Luoy Gottrell, Merera. Elgar Guarrant, Juhn Bandolph. J. H. Jnhnaon The 11 o'el >ek br?akfast waa flt for the Queen and the 2 o'eioek lucob waa fine. J JAX. Xmas Dinner F&rty. Thsre waa a beautiful dinner party given Chriatmaa evening by Miaiea Belie Jcrdan, Mary E. Harria and Mr. Jtffereon D. Trueheart at their reai dtnee on Weat Franklin 8t. Coyera were laid for about twenty three peraone. The menu ineluded all tbe delieaciea of the aeaaon and every one apent a yery enjoyable evening. The followiog named peraona wete prpaent: Miaaea Maria Haekett, B?ttie King, Mattie Holmea, Lelia Sheperdaon, Mattie Hundley, Ma?y Hampton and Miaa Grey; Meaare. Lewia Adama, Preaton Jonea, Mari-m Garter, Londun Dabney. Lewia Coilinn, Wm. Ha.ria, Jamea Branch, Bebaffer Glark, Gus. Banka, A. L. Johnaoo. Gaorge Jeffriea, Mr. Irving and Mr. 0. Bcdford. PKIESTUABB1ED HIM Father Murphy Oarriaa an Injured Regro on Hia Back Seyen Blocka to Secure Hedioal Aid. John Maheod. a Negro painter, while at work on a building in New York eity, fell from a aoaffold three atoriea to the ground. He broke hia arm and two riba and waa injured in.ernally. A erowd gathered aa he lay on the ground, uoable to move, but no one aent for an ambulanoe and no polioe man appeared in aight. After Mahood had been lying there for ten minutea, Father William Mur? phy of the ubureh of 8t. Peter and 8t. J.ihn oanae along. He rebuked the erowd for dilatorineaB in ealling an ambulanee and then tried to flnd a po lieeman. When he waa unable to do bo. he took Mthaod on hia ahooidera and oarried him aeven blocka to a drug atore, where he aent a eall for an am? bulanoe to Fordham hoapital. f aaaed Awaj. Phjlidblphi*. Pa.,D6C, 18. 99. Sunday, Oee. 8rd. waa a day that will long be remembered in the minda of theae who turoed orjt at Alien'a Chap el to pay the laat tribote of rerpeet te their friend and olaaauate, Uoaa B. Reii, the daughter of the late Patriek R'td of Lynchbarg, Va.. whodied No?. 80th. aftff ro illneas of nine weeks, in her 17th y-ar. &ev. Dr. Palmerof the Allen'e A M. B. Chapel cffijiated at the aerviee. Hia text waa "on? ia aot dead but sleep eth.*; He spoke of tbe ltfe and ehar ^eter of th? young woman, har pa tienae tn aieknraa and that uoahaken faith waieh ahe ahowed tv?n utito the end and ataoding at (he head of h?r ?iaas in tbe Inatiiflfr* for Oolored Yuutha of whieh the #hoir of 40 gtrls waa made up. Ae the eorpae waa b*>ing borne to the alta* the ehoir aaDg, ' I am ?omir.g to the oreaa " The flaral riesign* were numemua aad bvautiful Amoog tbpm were a pillow of ros*? from Allen'a Chapel Buoday -lebool; a wreeth of 17 rosea fr?m her brothers and afntera; Mr. and M a. Jamea Ward, aoewchor; Mr. Mil ler aotumo l**ves aad roaea; Misa Mary B. H*a?c ter, a harp ?nd eut i.iw era; Mr. and Mra. W. T. Hateher, pink roaea; Ex Diat Attoraey Grahaan and wife, gates ajar; w7. M I'hompeon, out fl >wer?; Mra. Liaaie Tharman, wreath of eut fliwera; Young Ladiea from Bryo Mi<vr Ool-ege, a h^rp; W. B. Pri ?m the aetting aun ; Mtaa Nettie Bjw yer.earnfttiona and roa<-s. Tha II ?*cr firia were eehoolmatea, Miii'i Era Koi'k. Anna Miller, Heg gah Roaa, etid Lydia VVil?on The pall bearer* were Jtnea Parkar, Georg- AI'X*oder Joa p'l Garrelt, Walter Goidon, Andrew Coles Bur DfK B-o?n. The eaaket was white, lined with wbileaatin, wi h aix silrc-r mounted handlea. Mra. Addison Foratrr, thr popular under.aker, h?d ohargeof the fuuerai. Bhe leavea four brothers. three sis tera aad a mother to monrn their loss. RIJHMOND bPkRELES. -Taere waaagranl aupper Dea. 29 h, given by Mm Ulfia Inuependent Ulub of the weat end at Jutmaoa'a Hall Oarriagaa brought the nttle ffllows and lh??jr aweeth~arts to tbn hall. The magmflaent ptrlor* w*re *'? -on^ed wi?h b- ya aod g r.a drnaaed very faabiona bly. Amoog them ware Miaaes Wil liams and Owene, K jfreahaaeots wera ?erved at 2 A. M M ssr*. Jamea Bailey of Orange, N. J , Kobert Davia of Newport N wa, Va.. and Garriaon Whita of Uot Springa, Va., were in tha city. I wonder will that fellow gat his girl baek again, Mr. Bailey haa gone?" VVell.I dou't know H? wanta har to apologise. "He dieal Well. I feel sorry lor hitti Shw'U nerer think of sueh. It'a au cver with him now." Why don't aome girla receive Chriat maa presenta? PBWf elaiai they hare winning waya. ' Yes, that'a the trou ble, thoae waya are meant for too ma? ny. A fellow nerorkuowi when he is bast." It's a sure f aet the girla on 13th St.. lo?e doll babies. One aaya she baa been playit g with doila for aeventeen yeara. Mrs. A. Bailot ia now living at tha rt?sidenue of Mra. M. E. timith. 005 N. lst St. ^ Members of tne Riohmoad Athletio Club must be preaeut at a meeting next Thursday night, or eise forfeit their metnberahip.8igned by Preaident, Btaff ?n 1 Comanittee. Great many p-ople of Jaekson Ward loat their ehiekena week before last. Mr. Andrew Smith loat nine hens and a flue Irish game rooiter. They trim med the feuee with feathers and latt a sign that they v?ere ooming again. Aeertain member of the Independ ent Giub feil pmi of a ehair Friday niglit and wanted to fight beeauae he didn't know hjw he feil. The Merry Twelve gave a grand en tertainment last Tnuraday night week. Among those presect was Mr. Jamea Williams and Mias Liliao Moore. A good many boya from the V N. 0 I. of Petersburg spent their Ghristmat in Riehmond. Mias Lilian Moore and Oarrie B Smith, teaehers iu New Kant Courty, name home Christmas and returued laat Monday to their sehoois Mr. Charlaa ftussell is home from the Hampton Normal and Agriaultural Institute, aftar a term of six yeara. There were a good many antertain mants given on Churoh Hill during tha holidays. The boya kept lively; but wera not too disorderly for the oeea sion. Fire-works eeuld be aeen and heard in all direetiona. Tha Florida ballmen and waitera ex peots to laave Jan. 15th. The boya from tha tea shoraa and mouotaina apent the Chrietmaa here af ter haviag a large aeason away. Yeung boys itop playing pooi in 1900 make a new ruU. for in a lengta of time it will tarn you a fool. thea you ean see the eost of pool. Oharch Botioe, First Preabyterian Ohuroh, eorner Monroe and Oatherine streets, Rev. VV. E Partee, D. D., paator; Mra, Olivis G. Bolden, orgamot. Preaehin . t 1! A. M, and '8. P. M. Prayer Meeting every WeJnea day evening at 8 P. M. Sabbath aehool at 9:30 A. M., Dr. P. B. Ramsey. super intendent. A eordial invitation Ia extended to all paraona to attend any and all of thete aerTrioea Oct-21-lyr lo COLOREDMaN hung. For Murder of W. M. Jolly In Dinwiddie. HE OIVES ADVICE ON THE QALXOW5. He Claimed Self-Defense. PiTiHuiuRO, Va., January 2 ?Juni ua Robinaon (eolored) waa hanged in the jail-yard at D.nwiddie eourt bouae' tO'day for the murder, on the 81at of I Ootober laat. of Mr. W. M. Jally. a prominent merehant and ci:ii->n of the ' eounty. Robinaon wa* arreat*d on the day after the erime, and waa aent to, the Jail in thia city, aa a nuaenreol taftly, the feeling in the eeuniy bemg Tery atroua againat him. Mr Jolly,] who 7ti abot turough the abdomrn by Robinaon, died on the fullowiug day, j after being put on the train to be j brought to tbe tlome fur the Sick in thia ei*y for trealin nt. Robinaon waa brought to trial at the No?t-rab.ir terui ut tne Oounty Gourt of Dinwiddiw, Judge B J Epea prratd-1 ing. I'he ev;d- nei againat him waa briff and pont v^, tho Jury were uut on y fl.'ieeu minuiea. aiid a verdictof murdrr ic the flral Uegcea waa ret.der ad. I'he Court aentenoed Liui to be haugcd on January 2 .d, and thia aao tciiee wii aai.ird into exeoution to day. The priB< n-r, after aeutei.ee, waa immediateiy brou<ht baek to the jail in thiaeity t ? be k<pt until today. Ouriag hia ourfinmaut kere he made a good priaon r. givmg no troubie ahatever, uor anyoauae for e< mjlaiat He waa altowed 10 eae hia frienda at ali tiaa?a, ard had the beneflg of eou- j atant apiriiuai adviee. I'he Rev. Far rell. a eolored paator of the oitj, waa wivh him and admiuiavered to him at all tinaea. Ilenii taken frotn the jail to the eounty nnurt houtt) thia murning by hhn.tl Young. ftefore leaving he ahook tiai.d* vma the iffleera of the jail, wiahed them all weu, and baba thein a e-ieerlul gojd-byt. Cuffa were plaeed upon hia ariata, aad iu bta hand a biule. A large nuu bar of eolored people aaeemb.ed at the de,>o: to aee aim off. uut no atgna of feeling were ahown. The ex^aatian waa yery quiet. Tbe aoafford had beea ereeted in the jail yard, aud a high fenee built ar^u .d it to exelude the publie yiew. Many people had aaaembled at the eourt huuae, through ourioaity, but every thing waa orderly. Oiily a limited number of peraona were admitted to wun*.a the ?x?ouii >n. Robinaon, aeeompanied by hia apirit ual adviaer, and Deputy-dhenffi Boia eeau and Fiaher, ?vno adjuated the sap acd rope, aaaended the aoaffild with em fear or the tremor of a muaele, aa far aa eould be obeerved. Hia nrmuesa waa remarkablr, and from the appeer eoee of hia featurea. ona might have jadged that he waa going to a aeena of pleaaurd. matead of death Arterprayer by the Rey. Farrell Robit aon made a few remarka to thoae arou'd him, mora ia the nature 01 ad viae tban otherwiae. He adviaed all m-ii, ard young men, eapecially, againat atrong driuk and ita eyil eonae quai c-s.Us warned ttiem againat oarry ing pia:ola. "If jou haye piatola," aa d he, 'leave them at hime; if you have not, it ia better to leave them in the atorea." It waa probab'y atrong drink that got Robinaon into hia trouble, and ic waa hia iia>ol that killed hia tie im. Otber aivieo of like eharaoter he gave. All arrarig'tnenti haying been e >oa plnted, the trap wa* aprung at 11:07 A M. Thr< e ropea c> ni>rot<-d with tne tngger were aimultaneou?lv pulled from the jail by the bheriff and hia deputiea. i'he boly ahot down, and remained almoat atationary? yary lit? tle twltehing or eontraotion being ob aeryed. In eight minutea the attend ing phytisian, l)r. Brigga, pronouncd the man dead. Fiftetn minutea, how ever. were ailowed to alapae before the body waa eut down. The naek was brokeo by the feii, and death waa eaay. The b >dy, whieh waa eubieqaently viewed by the erowd of people preaont, waa not elaimed by any one, and will, therefore, be ahipped to a medieal col lege in Hiohmond. Robinaon leaves a wife in North Car olina, and a another and other reiativea in Dinwiddie eounty. None of them eame near hiii durmg hia eonfinement in jail, and when aaked :! he wiahed to aae ajiy of them anawered with an en. phatie'No." Robinaon waa 21 yeara old and eame te Dinwiddie eounty from North (hflrv* lina to work aa a laborer on the Rieh aaond, I'eleraburg rod Carolina rail road. He. with othera, had been aev eral timea warned by Mr. Jolly aga.nat trayelling acroaa hia farm. On the night or the -fatal ahooting Mr. Jolly fuurd Robinaon near hia houae, aud ordered him to leave. Thia the eolored man refuaed to do, and hia language and emduut were eueh that Mr. Jolly went towarda him to enfoi ee hia order. Tn -r-upon Robinaon drew hia piatol, ahot Mr. Jolly down, and then left the farm. Robinaon elaimed that he ahot Mr. , Jolly to aave his own life; that Mr. Juiiy pur*n?-d him with a drawn knife, and that he aeted in telf-defenee, a. any other man would have done Wnite thnre wtTK wit iesae? to the ahooting, na le of them aopeared in e urt to tee taiy to theae olairas of telf-defence. Fastor fienuemb^red Mt Oliti Bavtut Chirch. CHB8TBkVIBL.D (Jo., Va , DeO. 27, '99 Rov. Nelaon B Browu. Dear Paa'o-- :? It is with great pleaa ure ?nd aau >f aetion to m*. aa well as I for the gratifloation of a Iarge nansbcr of menib-rs 10 prt*sent these gifts to you: n*mt<ly. one au't of e'othaa.ooe ahirt, one neek tie, ons eollar and one pair of shoes, and a purse, oontaining a n~at iBm. And alsn hnpe that you may aa* in the exempl* of thrse mem b*ra the beautT of uafaltering frieod siip. We, as membars have j ?urn?*y ed through lif*? in the ckuioh with you | tor more than flre yeara. We look baek orer 'he past, and oon template with latis'aotion the g >od I )o ? have done us During your atay I with ua you have preaohi d and talked i and worked for the glory of God, and t ;e elevatioj and eomfort of your fel i low mca, and it haa b?eu the earceat I effurt of your memhrs to ' prasant to y u theatr presents as & tokwa of their | love and eateem. And roay wo ali wi'h you. dear paator, ao liva that our and will be fuli of joy anu peaee. And m?y wh preas onward fnr, beyond the Aip? In s ltaly, and btyond thia dim world li s heavan The following >* a list of the eom mit e*-: Siater Pnoebo Al xat der, La vinia Groas, Margarat E. h\.T , seore tary. Maky Tbankb. . inoe I oannot exprasi my thanka and gratitude to you, the honored commuti-f, n.?r the memb'r* you rep reaent I therHure uommend you to God ; aaauring you through liig hclp, I ahall cver be foui.u resdf to h-lp you ali?by both preeept and rum^li*, gftoraUf, intullaotualy, rdigi >ualy or any eti.er way that wili be htlpfui and u? li'tiig May tha bleKtings of God reat upon the oiuirch and viui ity, wiahL.g you all a happy New Year, N B. Bbown. Paator of Mt. Olire Bapt. Church. A Burprita. On Tuesday night January 2nd, Misa M Franewa Epps wa? utiTly gu<-pri?ed at h*?r rnaNnnue, 740 ETarak 3rd St , when at 9:20. a large gaiheriug of genta and iadiea prcs nteu h-rwuha bjuntiful pura*. grooeriea aod refresh ments. Mias E. pa haa beeu aick for two months and her many intimate frianda made her heart glad by their kii dneea and geaerotity. May God bleaa them. Planet Cnurt, 137. meets, Fridar, January 12th at 4 P. M. All members are rrqucated to be preient, as it is the installation of new offijer*. Grand Soei&l Eveot. On last Tuesday ni?ht, Ptica'a Hall waa the se*ne of the flrst Grand Soe;al of 1900, ahieh did horor <to the 20ch Ceutury Soeial Olub. The halijwaa flil ed at an rarly hour with eharming young iadiea and galtant man who "tripped" well at the suuud of the ma aie. Later, the G.wr.d maroh was p'ay ed and all were u-hrred in o the spa Oioua dintng hall, where a eumptujug repaat w.is se-vt-d. After ati were in, the master of eere m< niea, Mr- John Brown, introdoeeJ the Preaidtnt, Mr. K. Jefferson K lea who deiivfred the wtlcome adoregg He waa follownd in exo-llent addroases by r preaentativea of the varlous oluba Ic waa the wee ama hours of morn ing wiien ali left for hjtneg. A Cred'.tabls iluteroriz). Me?gra J. A., ?fe 0. J. f'ooke have juat aeeured a magmdorint bridal earriage. It ia riehly upholatere^, brand naw and thoruughiy up to datu >nevery respeet. They have aleo a nesr fuoerai diree tor'a wagon It is a handaome affair and wh exsmined it thoroughly as tha handaome outflt e^ood m front ol the Plambt Office. " Loigh St. M. ?. Ohurofl Servics. There will be aerviaes at the Leigh M. E. Ohureh Sunday, Jan 7, 1900, at 11 a. m., and 3 p. m. At 8 p. m , nreaeh ing by the pastor, the Rev J. Elward Gm.by. A M., B. D , at whieh tima the aaerament of the Lord's Supper ?i!! ba administexed and the reeeptien of members. All are weloome. Union! Union 1 The Installation Exereiies of tha Sunday Hehool Union will take plaoe at the Kj naaer Otniroh on Sunday, January 6.h, at 8:80 P.M. A speeial programmn haa been prepared and all will bj benefitted. R. H. TuuasToa, Pr es., A. BsvaaLsT. Uor. Seo'y. Mra. Sarah E. Jobnson, nee Oan iday of Baitimord, Ml., tsaisitiag her aiater. Mra I. A Sh?p.)?rl of 3i Weat Jaekaoa8tw.ereabawiil.ba pleaaed to see her frionds. PYTHIAN HOTES. Riehmond Lodge, No 1,'met or Monday night. Jan. 1, 1900 at Maaonit Temple. The attendaoee waa alim The G-and ChaneeHor waa preaent and preaided. The offiaere howevar from. aeme oauae were not inatalled.J Planet Lidge. No 28, met on Mjo day night, Jan. 1, 19'?0. The a'.tend anoe waa alim, OJt mueh buaiaeaa waa ? tranaaet' d. The Graad I'harc^llur aa aiaied by 8ir Jamea L Thompajn, of Old Dominion L >dge, No. 8, who asted aa Grar d Maeter-at-Arma and 8ir SL 8. Baker of Mac*o Lodge. No. 86, who aeted aa Grar.d Preia.a, matalled tha ofQeera for tho bnauing.term. Tha attendaoee at all of the lodge m eting? thia week, thua far, has beeD yary alim whieh ia doubtleaa due to tbe extreme euld weather, aa .well a? the holidaya. Sir C. G. Williama. of Planet 'Lodge, 28. ia confln?d on aee mnt of aiekueaa, at hia reaidence, 7i2 Preaton 3t- -at 8ir Thomaa F Paige, K- ef R. and 3., of Sruee L'idice, 81, of Berkley, Va.. waa m the eity laat week on .buiiaeee of importance. Virginia Lodge, No. 6. and, Sanaatoo Lodge, No. 18, wiil naeet on ncxt Mon? day night at Priee'a and iJohaaon'e Hull reapeetively. Sir E K. Page lft Kiehmond'yiatar day, Jan. 2. 1900, for Younga:owo..Oc. to atte-td the funeral of hia aiater. Mra. A. U. Page. UnityL-idge met on the 22nd utt^^ witn a full attendanee. Mueh buainear^* waa tranaacted. Ofnjdra eleeted ..for en?uing terra: 0-u "A ^L John r. Uaroer, 0. C.J A. C. John aon, V. r. ; Leroy Brown. Prelate; John A Jackaon, K. of R. and 8-z F e.ohrr J h * tn, M. of F ; Burwelk Jaokann, M at A.; A. W. G Farrar. M. of W.; W Yan Jackaon, Gratxi Repreaentatiye; W. Van Jackaon, aix mnnth'a t^uatee. ? ?: Unity Ldiie meeta again Filay night. Jaauary 12 h at 8 P M. Aa tha; ia the Rrat meeting in th i year we hope to have a go d attendaree. We wtll iratall our new.y eleeted offl eera. Come early ao we oan leave ear lj. Unity Gourt. 182 held ita monthly meeting, Dee. 21, at 4 P. M. A great detl of Ibuainesa waa trauaaeted. It waa a quiet and loving meeting. Tha fni'owmg ofB ?era were eleated: J. VT. Robinaon. W. G. ; Charlotte Bright well, W. I ; Mattie Oampbell, W.In. apeetor; Maggie Wnodaon. W. 8. D Jr?annette Jackaon, W. J. D.; E.iaabetr. Robinaon. W. O.: M. E. Brown, W. I of D.; Pearl Waddell, W. R. of A Maii da Uall. W, R. of D.; Plumm._ Dabney, W. K. ; Maria Jonee, W. O. ; Agnea Gray, W. Aaat. O.; Thomaa J. Blaokwdll, W. 11. ; Maria Erans. W. P. Noaao LO^T?On Frirtay night, Deeember 22, 1899. from 307 W. Glay Street, to Adam. on the right eide of Brook Aye., going towarda Broad St., a lady'a neek fur of tan, with 8 dark brown talee, 2 ama'l heada and-4 little paw*. R*ward nf $5.00 wil' be given to the fl tder, if brought to 807 W. Clay 8t., ciy. Mr. HamiltAn n%rteP,Dea" Mr. Hamiltot \j. Garter 'whi hae been aiek for Bometime died l'h iraday morning at hia home in North 9th St. Mr. Garter who waa a very promi re-.t aoeiety gentleman waa aeoretary of the Orion Club and ex-preaideat of the Oieeroniao Literary and 8eclety Cirele. He waa alao Sergeant-Major of the Six Yirginia Regi aent and oor reapondent for tbe Pi.a.hbt At thie writing arrangementa for tha burial had not been sffeoted. but it ia likelx to oeeur Sunday morning frem the Firat Baptiat Chureh. He waa one of the leading adyoeatora of the projeet for the formation of a Grand Literary Cirele ?of the atate and with the aaaiatanee of Mr. Thomaa H. Wyatt, George E. Taylor and other gentlemeo, he had arrangementa og foot for the fliat eonyention in thU eity next apring. WANTED?A good cookau* general hoaae aervant. No waahiog *o do. Only three in family. Apply with jre.N ereneea to 2119 E. Broad St. Settlei womaa preferred. ?<-Preeident Q. W. Hayaa of Vir ginia sieminary, enroute from Will iamaburg, Va., where he deliverad the Emanoipation addresa Jan. let, ealled on ua. It ia preaumed that the boyi an4 girla will atep off in ordar to get a rid inafloe bridal earriage of Mdaars. J A,and 0. J. Oooke. -Rey. P. H. Gravee of Frederiak Hall. Va., oallod on ua. ?? Mr. Lewia Potcer of Henrioo Cj, leftSunday for Alexandria, Va.