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OF RICHMOND There are Many in and Around the Capital City. THE SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS'. It Stande on Libby 11II! and Can lie Socn Prom far I>o\vn tho Kiver. The Jackson Monument the Gilt of Enslishnicn. "?Richmond is a city of monuments. The | capital of the Old Dominion, whose ? kindly ?oil has been so prolific of great , ?en. It is here that a ' grateful people i have fittingly chosen to erect memorials j In bronze and marble as a testimony that j their deeds will live as long as the re? membrance of brave deeds wakes a re- j ?sponsive echo in Jhc minds of kindred ? ?spirits even unto the end of time. in <julet Oakwood. where the silence of t*e dead is broken only by the soft whis? pering of the wind among the irec-tops, there sleep sixteen thousand Confederate soldiers who "with a devotion as true as ever burned in the heart of monk or hermit and a chivalry as hifili as that of Arthur or any. knight of-1 his table round, bared their breast to lhe steel of a relentless invader and poured nut their life-blood a holy sacrifice upon the altar of their country's love. A MASSIVE SHAFT. Kind hands and loving hearts have bullded a massive granite shaft to com? memorate the sacrifice, but when the adamantine rocks shall have crumbled into dust and the ripening grain shall wave where these heroes now sleep, the loye they bore the cause of right and the weighty deeds they wrought in its defence never faltering for an instant though half clad and half famished, will etili be told in song and story and cause ? thrill to run through the veins of gen Great Commoner with one Hand extend- 1 cd in a characteristic attitude.? as he used to pour forth his burning periods In the United States Senate chamber. A PEERLESS STATUE. "Within the walls of the old Capitol Itself stands Houdon's Washington, while around the walls are busts of La? fayette, Fita Lee, John Marshall and Jcb Stuart, Further w<?st, in Monroe Park, ? on a pedestal of granite, Is a statue of Gen? eral Williams C. Wickham, v.lilch was erected by employes of the Chesapeake and Ohio Hallway Company, of vbich General Wickham was for years, the president. It is In this park that tho site lias been chosen for the erection of a monument to Jefferson * Davis, tho President ' of the Confederate States. The Daughters Of the Confederacy have taken upon themselves the task of erecting this monument, which insures tho success of the undertaking. HOWITZERS' MONUMENT. The Howitzer monument, at Howitzer Place, consists of a granite base sur? mounted by a figure in bronze of a young artilleryman. The soldier, who is Ko. 1 at the piece, stands In a graceful polso with the rammer In his hand. In the western end of the city there looms up against the darkening sky the ma? jestic statue of Robert E. Lcc. Words are paltry and language weak in the presence of this sublime statue of the noblest man that ever lived in the tide of time. Calm and resolute, he sits his horse with the grace of a cavalier, crowned with tho love of a people, whose army he led with an almost god? like wisdom and an indomitable fortl tuflc for four long years ; gainst all the unnumbered hosts of the enemy. A. P. HILL. North of the city, where ihe red tide of battle ebbed and flowed, stands upon a base of unperishable granite the bronze statue of General Ambrose Powell Mill. He is another of the countless sons of Ihe Southland who. without counting the cost and with no hope of reward, gave their lives for the cause of truth and liberty, and "greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.'* General Hill's name was the last upon the lips of both Lee and Jackson. AVhen, with their near ap? proach of death they were in their delir? ium again lighting those momentous bat? tles, in which their best energies ha'd been spent, both of the great ? leaders ^UV.??^a^^^ THE HOWITZER MONUMENT. This is Considered by Critics to Be a Work of Hijrh Art. ??rations yet -unborn, that their fathers were such men as these. For freedom's battle, once begun Bequeathed by bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft, is ever won. SOLDIERS' ??'? SAILORS' MEMO? RIAL. The first rays of the rising sun when lia begins to gild lower, spire and steeple fall upon a graceful column on Ltbby Hill, and cast a halo of ?lory upon the brow of the bronze figure upon Its summit. This is the Soldiers* and Sailors' moiiu-aent. It towers toward the ?ky an eternal memorial to Southern manhood, composed of a massive stone to represent each State in tiie Confed? eracy, and a colossal figure of an in tfantr>-mun at rest but always on the ?alert. Under the shadow of the grand olfl Capitol there stands a monument alike ? io the transcendental genius of Jackson | and to the generosity of Englishmen. The inscription tells the whole story j simply and concisely: '"Presented by Eng- j llsh gentlemen as a tribute of admira-"| lion for the soldier and patriot Thomas ? J. Jackson, and gratefully accepted by Virginia in the name of the Southern people. Donc A. D. 1B?5." Look! There elands Jackson like a Mono wall. CRAWFORD'S HANDIWORK. A short way from the Jackson monu ' ment rises in majestic proportions the ?Crawford equestrian monument of "Washington, while around its base stand the -statues of six other Virelnians whose names are writ high in the book of fame. Patrick Henry, the first Governor of Hie old Commonwealth wK? outstretch? ed arms invoking the spirit of freedom and the God of Battles; Thonias Jeffer? son, the gTeat disciple of religious free? dom, author of the Declaration of Inde? pendence, and founder of the University of A'irginia; George Mason, penner of the Virginia Bill of Rights: John Mar? shall, the great jurist and first chief Justice of the United States Supreme ?Court; Thomas Nelson, ptutesman, and Lewis, the pioneer, in hunting shirt and moccasins. Under a pavilion In the Capitol Square there is an excellent life-siae statue in ? marble of the man who preferred being ri^ht to being president, a sentiment now fallen sadly out of fashion. The ?tat?* ?u moulded by Mr. Hart, a son JaV-tafC At Mr. Cla-fk ?ad repra-nnu th? issued orders to General Hill, for in their lives he had never failed to obey them. THE DASHING CAVALIER. At Yellow Tavern, where the gallant, dashing, glorious cavalier Stuart fell, there, stands a simple shaft where one of the purest lives was brought to a close. There Is a move on foot to erect .1 fitting equestrian monument to the Flower of the Cluvaliers, and there Is not among all those who fought, bled and diikl for-the Confcdeiacy one who more deserves a fitting memorial. There is also a shaft over the grave of General Stuart in Hollywood cemetery. Gt-neral Gftorgc E. Pickett, whose div? isici! won inimcita". fame on the field of Getty.sbig Mes in Hollywood and over his grave fiir.e of the survivors of thai gallant t>anJ have erected a fitting monument. In beautiful Hollywood, where the pale queen of night throws weird shadows over tho city of the dead, the eternal stars look down a pyramid around whose base ? He in their last sleep, men who fought rrd disd f?.<r the fait _ that W3S In th.m ami shout whose sum? mit is tha hai?? that cv.jr hengs abcut brave deeds, ani altnough In the roinmoii ??stimat'on of th*s worl??, cli'feat was the lot of'the cr.i'je for which these? m?n fought, yet is it ? ?in,f??rt.'iig to relie:*: that if fati denied them victory she clothed them with a glorious immortali? ty. ' BARTON HEIGHTS HEWS. Personal and lirler Notes From Across the Viaduct. A regular meeting of the Town Coun? cil was held at Mayor Starritt's residence on Friday evening. Only routine busi? ness was transacted, except that the popular Sergeant, C. L. Jones, was re elected for a term of two years by unani? mous vote of the Council. Mrs. George A. Minor entertained a few of her friends at tea on Monday. Misses Irvine and Boone tendered an "at home" to their young friends on Tuesday evening at the residence of Mrs. D. J. Gregory, which was greatly enjoyed by fifty guests. The decorations throughout were pink and white. Miss Marie Harris, of Louisa county, Is visiting? Miss Ada Goodloc, on Virginia avenue. ISiaa Jennie Cutler, who has beec visit? r m ? llerTrhoads. This Week's Events?New Dress Goods and Tailored Dresses, See our Latest <Putky Belts. Don't gorget the Grand Wash Goods Stock More New Dress Goods here than in anyotherstore Big sate New Chinaware, Table and Toiletware? What to Wear. Great Values in Silks and Dress Goods. We have opened and on our counters now, some of the very best Styles of Dress Goods and Silks for Spring Wear. Among the Silks are Imported Foulards and Printed Indias, also Colored Taffetas. Among the Dress Goods, beautiful Wool Challies for spring waists in dots, neat stripes and figures, also new designs for house dresses, tea gowns, &c. Among the Black Goods, new Cvispines, Venetians and Cheviots. * Silks. Printed Foulards. AH pure silk, 23 inches wide, in the new spring colorings in dots, /2?T_ sprays and stripes, per yard, ?.JC Colored Taffetas. All pure silk, soft and lustrous, in black and thirteen different colors, including the new pastel ?TQ shades, per yard. ?J/C Black Taffeta. 21 inches wide, all silk and *7?T_ good, heavy weight, per yard, / OC Silk Poplins. 21 inches wide, in the new colorings, rich and lustrous, QCZ~ per yard. / *J\> Colored Dress Goods. Wool Henriettas. 36 inches wide, in a wide JC.,. range o? colors, per yard- ?*>J\ All-Wool Sackings. 32 inches wide, all pure wool, excel? lent for waists and dressing JO-, sacques, per yard. ?*/\* Wool Challies > in the new designs and colorings now so fashionable for waists and IZfXL dresses, per yard. >J\J\* Plaid Back Cloths. 54 inches wide, for capes &>ri ?? and skirts, per yard.>y?*. UU Black Dress Goods. Black Cheviot. All pure" wool, sponged and shrunk, an excellent value, ?--)(").*-? per yard. . >J\Jv? Black Venetian Cloth. 36 inches wide, all pure wool, Cfi'L smooth, even finish, per yd.. 3UC Black Pebble Suiting. ail pure wool, heavy F ?* CZCi weight, for skirts, per yd. f > ?JU Biack Crispines. 42 inches wide, in small and medium designs, rich and lus? trous, per yard..... $1.00 Wash Fabric Hews. Dimity Sale. We will inaugurate an energetic Wash Goods campaign to-morrow by placing on sale 10,000 yards of the season's best and newest printed Dimities at prices that will be wel? come news to our patrons. The prices we have every reason to believe to be lower than most stores have themselves paid in case lots. Need we say another word when such price eloquence is placed before you? At 5 7? 8c the Yard. Dimity, heavy cords, light and dark grounds, worth S i-3c, special lor this lot, 5 7-Sc. At 6 3-4c the Yard. Fine Dimities, fine even cloth, good printing, light and dark grounds? worth 10c, tor 6 3-4c. At 7 7-8c the Yard. Sheer Dimities, a beautiful summer material, in the latest patterns, really worth 11c, special for 7 7-Sc AtB3-4ctheYard. New Dimities, sheer fine cloth, dots, figures and stripes, worth 12 l-2c,a special bargain at 8 3-4c. At 9 3-4c the Yard. ? Fine Dimity,sheer even texture, with the newest printing, worth 15c, an unheard-of bargain at 9 3-4c. At i! 3-4c the Yard. Dainty 'Dimities, light and dark grounds, a cloth as fine and crisp as an imported fabric, the very latest styles, worth 16c, special, II 3-4c. Special ?rr?wi A sale of Crashes, Towels and Napkins at prices lower than the wholesalers now charge for case lots, and infinitely lower than the same goods can, at present, be bad at retail anywhere. Don't blame us if we shall ask you more for the same goods next month, for we shall be powerless, having to pay correspondingly more ourselves. Cotton and All-Linen Crashes, extra heavy, special values. 16 inches wide, cotton, for 3 l-2c. 17 inches wide, linen, for 5c. 16 inches wide, linen, for 6 1-4 c. 16 inches wide, red border, for S l-3c. Linen Huckaback Towels, with hemmstl ends, heavy weight. Size 14 by 26 inches, for 7c each. Size !7 by 34 inches, for 10c each. Size IS by 36 inches for 12 l-2c each. Size 20 by 40 inches, for 15c each. Dinner Napkins, fast selvage, ali linen, genuine bargains. Size IS by IS inches, for $1.00 dozen. Size 19 by 19 inches, for SI.25 dozen. Size 21 by 21 inches, for SI.39 dozen.? Table Damask, bleached and cream, exceptionally low-priced. \ 58 inches wide, Irish Linen, at 39c. 62 inches wide, German Linen, at 50c. 72 inches wide, Scotch Linen, at 59c. 64 inches wide, German Linen, at 69c. 72 inches wide, Irish Linen, at 79c. Special Hosiery Values. The best hosiery is that which wears longest?we lay special claim to the good wearing hosiery. Infants' Heavy Lisle-Thread' Hose, fine ribbed, spliced knees, heels, and toes, Crown Stainless Black, sizes 4 ta ti, Sic. quality, for, per _, ef. pair . . P*Z Misses' Fine Ribbed Real "Maco Hose, double knee, heel, and toe. fast Grown Stainless Black, balbriggan foot or all Black, for, per ->cc puir . ???D*' Boys' Heavy Hose, iron framed, fine tabbed, extra heavy spliced heels, toes, and knees, sizes ? to 10, ->ec per pair . -??** Children's .13c. Quality Fancy-Striped Hose (In odd sizes only), re- ??G.? duced to . ,u? Ladies' Fancy Striped, Dotted, Drop stitched, and Plain Hose, in Lisle Thread and best Maco, for -, ? -, per pair . -^OV Ladies' Fancy Striped Hose, in all sizes, wor>th 19c. ?pair, for, > j pair . ,4t Ladies' Plain Black Hose, guaran? teed fast and stainless. White w-. if. soles, double heels and toes_*-^?w Ladies' Extra Fine Imported Bal briggan Hose, double heels and toes, worth "0c. pair (all sizes), ? -?_ for, per pair . ?i)C Great Sale of New Fancy Goods. These? departments are showing ail the new things as they appear and many extra sale bargains daily that rarely ever can be duplicated for the price. SO dozen Pocket-Books. in Real Sea!. Morocco, and Alligator, single and double mounted and plain, gen- ??\c ulne 75c. goods, sale price. vV-V The New Finyu Purses, in Seal. Al? ligator, and Wild Steer Leather, with ami without frames, sale price, ?or each .'.... 5?** The Xew- Pulley Belts, ?n Satin, Gros-Grain, and Taffeta Ribbon, also Seal, Morocco, and assorted' leathers, 4!)c. and up. Ladies' Mull. 'Xet. and Lace Embroi? dered Ties, all widths and lengths, at ??>c. and upwards. Toilet Articles at Reduced Prices An assortment of all the most popu? lar odors ?n Colgate's, Oakley's, Gar wood's, and Crown Perfumes, ?_?_ value 25c. ounce, sale price. */? Kirks' Omnibus Toilet Soap, as good as any made, value 25c. cake. ? ? -. sale, cake. 10**' Good Quality Borated Talcum Pow? der, delicately perfumed, sale ? - price, box.:_ ?**? 25 different styles of Belt Buckles, in Steel. Enamel. Gun Metal, and Jet. all worth more money, sale ->?? price, each . r*?*r 25 gross Assorted Ebony-Handle Toi? let Articles, such as Toothbrushes. Files, Shoe Horns, Blotters. and Darners, all excellent 50c. value. *?~c sale, each . rOV The Arrivai of New ? Tailor-Made Dresses There is much we would like to say about our selection of suits for this season?for certainly it will be the very best we've ever shown?but a wordy advertisement would not give you half the idea that a five-minute look in the show room will do. Nobby Etons, tight-fitting single and doable breasted effects, braided and applique trimmed, box-pleated skirts, plain effects, handsomely tailor stitched?these are some of the points?but come and see the line?almost daily additions are being made to the stock. New and stylish Tailored Suits, in tan, brown and gray mixed Venetian cloth, fly-front jacket, latest cut skirt, strictly all-wool, perfect <tO Q?T fitting?special price.^.f?*/0 SPECIAL?Plain Color All-Wool Venetian Cloth, in blue, caster, and d** -t f\ f\f\ black, made up very nobby, strictly all wool?special price.f > U?UU All-Wool Gray Homespun, half tight fitting jacket. Eton effect, ?*? -f '? ?*"/**\ velvet collar, fancy stitched seams, entirely new, special price.... f IZ.JU Your choice of ten different styles to select from, made double breasted, tight fitting, Eton, half tight fitting, in Venetian, homespuns and cheviots?all are made with the fatast box pleated .back skirt, they are actually ?*? -f -*5 rr\ worth SI5?your pick out of this special price lot. f > 0#3U Very special costume, brown and black Venetian cloth, jacket and skirt, taffeta silk applique, jacket made tight fitting Eton effect, a big d** -f r r\r\ bargain at S20?this special costume, sale price.f > O.XJXJ Stylish Costume, in double-breasted gray stripe homespun, Eton effect, velqet collar, jacket taffeta silk lined, nicely tailored?sale F*}*} CZC\ Very Swell Costumes, made of alt-wool imported fabric, double and single breasted Eton jacket, finished off with fancy stitched strapped seams, skirt made with box pleated all around bottom, made in light gray and F^?G ?? caster shade?special sale price.:.....?. f^?^?? SPECIAL?Gray Invisible Plaid, imported homespun, tight filtinq jacket, perfsct tailor made, taffeta silk lined throughout?special sale F-*)-*j G\G\ We have just placed on 'sale hundreds of New Spring Skirts, in solid colors, fancy novelty effects, homespuns, blacks, &c, made in rainy-day lengths, walking and train lengths. WE OFFER THESE SKIRTS AT BARGAIN PRICES. Plain Light Grey Homespun Skirts, full sweep, full length, box pleated back, finished off with fency scallop of black satin bound around bottom of f O /Q skirt, special price. f??0/ Plain Black All-Wool Cheviot Skirt, box pleated back, open front, -?-*-) '**>?"? finished off with fancy black applique taffeta sflk down front, special, f ~J-Z,O Plain Black and Navy Serge Skirts, extra good value, full lengths, (?--??? nicely made, box pleated back, special price. f?,. / Q Special lot of Tan Herringbone Woostar Fabric, beautiful shade, t?*?**) 'jr Black, All-Woo! Cheviot Skirt, extra fine quality, perfect fitting, with silk applique front, beautiful design, special price. Special lot of All-Wool, Light Grey, Homespun Skirts, cut full length and width, tailor-made, none better, special price. nicely made, new style back, cut full length, special price. $5.75 $3.75 Special lot of Rainy-Dav Skirts in grey and brown check, good, t??-**) ? Q heavy quality, assorted lengths, inverted pleat back, special price... 4?>J-*-xO Another lot of Rainy-Day Skirts in greys and brown stripe effect, made of all-wool Kerseys, finished off with seven rows of stitching around t?* ? QQ bottom, special price..?. F^G. 7 U Special lot of AH-Wool, light and dark grey, and brown mixed homespun, with golf plaid back, very latest cut, special price... $5.98 [se o? Meo uranifera, On sale in our Basement some wonderful values 'in the improved Grey Granite Kitchen-Ware. We guarantee this ware to give you perfect satisfaction, and to be strictiy first quality. TABLE No. I. Special table of Graniteware at spe? cial prices: 8-quaxt Preserving Kettles, 25c. 4-quart Saucepans, **5??. 2-qwart Coffee Pots. 25c. Large-Size Cake Mould's. -5c. TABLE No. 2. Some choice things at 39c. consist of the following items: Patent Cuspadores. best nickel, 30c "We have a L^rge-Size Tea-Pot, 3???. One lot of Rice Boilers, worth GOc, now 3!>c. C-quart Saucepans. 39c. 10-quart Granite Water Pails, .'*'???. 2*?-quat*t Galvanized Teak?.? tries, 2!)c. lu-quart Seamless Saucepans, spe? cial, 15c. each. Fine Nickel Chafing Dishes, ebony handles and nobs, on nickel stands. n?>w style lamp, would be cheap at S5.?0, special, ?j? l-Ol>? Paitei?t Graters, fine, coarse, and mtrdium combined into one, special price 10c. Machine Oil-Can?, nickel finish, 5c. Volcano Gas Stoves. 10c. Large-Size' Nickel - Plated Gas Stoves. ?I. One lot of Boss One-Minute Coffee Pots, from ?I to SUof, our special price <?!)c. each. Iron Tank Oil Stoves, 1 burner, -l-c. 12-quart Covered Chamber Pails, 25c. , Solid Aluminum Ladles, special, ''5c. ing her sister, Mrs. Charles Goodloe, has returned home. Mr. Gabe C. Irvine left on Friday for Lebanon, Ky. Captain Boone, of Fort Worth, Tex., has returned to that city after spending a week with ?his daughter, Mrs. D. J. Gregory. Captain A. L. Goodloe, ?if Culpeper, made a Visit to Mr. Charles Goodloe during the last week. Miss Mamie Iloopes has been visiting relatives in Philadelphia for several ; weeks. S? i Mr. J. Blair Farrar Is improving after j a lpng, severe illness, and is now able to sit up. I Dr. W. G. Croxton'is improving slowly, | and will return to the hospital when strong enough to make the trip. Mrs. W. K. .Bat-he, who is being treated | at the Old Dominion Hospital, is getting along admirably, and hopes to be able to see her friends next week. Miss Bettle Ragland Is confined to her bed by sickness. . - Mrs. J. W. Starrltt, who has been con? fined to bed for the past four weeks, is still unable to be up. The following .Is the honor roll of seve? ral departments of the Barton Heights School: . Sixth Grammar and Junior ? Grades-* Miss Mabel Glenn, Teacher.?First Honor: I -Bertha Crenshaw. Flora Morgan, Gar nett Clay, May Smith, Josle Booth, Jean ! Brogden, and -Mary Booth, j Second Honor: Murray Harlan, Edna j Lea, Jessie Moffat, Eva Croxton, Grade | Healthy Stomach makes pure blood, vigorous nerves?a strong body. Hostetter's Stoniaoh Bit? ters strengthens weak stomachs. An oc? casional dose will keep the bowels ac Uve. Taken regularly, it will cure indi? gestion1; constipation, dyspepsia, bilious? ness, inactive liver or kidneys, malaria, 'fever and ague. It will cure .you. See that a Private Revenue Stamp covers the, nock o?.the bottle. ? .... It has no hostetter's 11 STOMACH BITTERS Lea, Edna Hatcher, Leslie Dunn, and Inez Goodwin. Mrs. Cora L. Vaughan, teacher?First Grammar Grade.?First Honors?Alex. Sands, John Watkins, Charles Tomlin? son, Alice Smith. Charlie Wilson, Rose? mary Bailey, Cabeli Rady, Kathleen Gordon, Edna Hickerson. Second Honor?Nannie Starritt, Mary Bohannon, Kettle Lucke, Minnie Fisher, Lillie Parsons. Second Grammar Grade.?First Honor Louise Traylor, Annie Smith, Charlie H arman. Second Honor?Walter Lea, John Gary, Wellford Beveridge, Louise Hickerson. iln'termediate examination ? Fourth I Grade?Bettle P."'Ragland. teacher.?First Honor?Lillie Baughan. Ella Nuckols, Jessie Hutehinson, Herbert Ragland, Howard Harlan, Maria Lee. Second Honor?Hattle Wright, Charley O'Bannon, Bertha Hardie, Leo Starritt, Lucy Lindsay, Louise White, Guy Tur pin, Edith Morton. First Honor Pupils?This list is accord ! ing to the standing of the pupils.? Brackett Priddy, Bessie Morris, Mabel ?Morton, Marie Baughan, Norma Ware, Evelyn Carpenter, Josephine Tignor, Evcrette Baughan, Robert Throckmor ton, Grace Chamberlain, Tom Duggan, Frank Wilson, Lorenzo Sadler, Beulah Goodwin, Stella Bailey, Sherry Hans ford, Harry Wright, Rosa Staude. Frank Luck, John Harding. Vlrglnlus Croxton, Donald ?Miller, Edith Moffat. Roy Wright. Second Honor pupils?Wilber Collins, Melton Vaughan, Tommie Wright, Mer? cer Williams, Clifton Collins. TEMPERANCE UNION. There Were Charm"?*. Talks, Slitzinff and Uecitatioiis. The parlors of .'the residence of Mrs. XV. M. Bickers, ;presil3ent ?? ??_?>???? I Union of the XV. C. T. U. organization, were filled on Friday evening with loyal White Ribboners from the several unions in the city,? "ho occasion being.the an? nual "Frances Willard commemorative meeting.** The object. of these meet? ings held yearly throughout the world, is not simply a memorial of love of the departed great leader, but chiefly ; to itlmulate zeal and loyalty in the ranks by recounting the many deeds by which Miss Willard did 'the causo such incal? culable good. ?Mrs. M. S. Lee presided with grace, and there were enjoyable talks by Mrs. Jobson, Mrs. Clement, Mrs. Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Bickers and others. IMrs. George H. Spooner sang with sweetness and expression, "Some Day We'll Under? stand," and Miss Julia Bickers admira? bly recited "The Starless Crown." There were several choruses. The mee'tlng was opened and closed with prayer. Much disappointment was expressed at the inability of Rev. Mr. Spooner to de? liver the address he had prepared <or the occasion, this minister haying to officiate at a 'funeral which took place at the same hour the temperance ex? ercises were held. ? Spimi.'id Attraction. The Edith Norton Concert Company, of New York, has been secured to give the third entertainment of the Members' Course at the Young'Men's Christian As? sociation. For novelty and merit this company is first-class: It Is compos'ed of Miss Edith Norton, reader and Imper? sonator; Miss Pauline Johnson, soprano soloist; Miss Janet Lester, artistic whist? ler, and Professor Charles Wold, who will entertain on fifty-two musical glasses. The company Is booked on star courses in the -South, and has been secured for an off date as a members' entertain? ment. They will appear next Friday night. ? Concert Postponed: The concert to 'have been given last night " at the "warcrooms qf the Cable Piano Company -was postponed on ac? count of the b?yi: weather until next Sat? urday night, March 3d. All are wel? come. Admission free. Tlicy Struck a Bonanza.' STAUNTON.'VA., Fcb:' S-t-Spec^al.?It became known yesterday that a party, of thirty negroes were on their' way to Stauhtbn from the part of: West> Vir? ginia where smallpox exists. Th? city officiais were sent to meet them, and while, sa.tlsfieci, that none 'had smallpox they thought best to take every precau? tion, and had the mea well fed and taken ! care of and will send them on Ihelr way to-morrow. The negroes claim that they ! had been working on a railroad and had j not received any pay for two months. j They were well pleased with the treat? ment received here. LEWIS TO SERVE FIFTEEN YEARS. Council Reach _ Compromiso as to th?- Other Charges. HEATHSVILLE, VA.. Feb. 24.-Spectal. A few ?minutes after court convened this morning in Charles R. Lewis' arson case, which has been on trial in the County Court here since the 12th Instant, the attorneys for the prosecution and de? fence Informed the court that an asree ment had been reached whereby Lewis was to plead guilty upon all the in? dictments, four, yet pending against htm, and that his coniflnemept be fixed at tu? teen years in the penitentiary. The prisoner was then brought before the court and sentenced to eight years in the State prison, according to the verdict on yesterday. At the March term of the court Lewis will be arraigned on the remainlns charges and sentenced seven years dditlonal. making a total ot fifteen years. The criminal looked dejected to-day, and remarked that he had" rather serve fif? teen years in prison than to remain four years more with saich people as reside on the island, his home. Henry Howard (colored), who stands indicted as the principal of the burning of L. W. Courtney's factory. Is still in Jail, and will also be tried at the next terra of court. S Brain Workers. JHorsfords Acid Phosphate 1 Strengthens the exhausted and con ! fused twain, relieves nervoc* headache and induce? re&eahing sleep. Couine ?t?tt-^t^ Ho*aroM>'stB?WI,PP?T? AUTOMOBILE FOR RICHMOND. Will Traverse the Priiicipal Stretti of the City. An automobile of the latest design wi!. be in .Richmond tomorrow. It will go Uli and down tho principal streets, such al Grace, Franklin, Broad and Main, ani will be in charge of Mr. Walter T. Pr?s cntt, of Messrs. Klngan & Co. It Is not yet known who will be allowe-? to ridi? in It. The solf-propelling carriage comes fro? New York city, where hundreds of such are now in use. /? Captain Andrew Pizzlni will soon have his automobiles on the streets of the city for the benefit of any who desire to r:d?j in, them. Condition o?" .Urs. Powers. Though there is no marked change in her condition. Mrs. -Margaret lowers, who was seriously injured by falling from a window of the Richmond Home for Ladles Friday ,n:orn!ng, Is resti?*!?.; comfortably. She Is under treatment o? 'Dr. Charles Edwards, who thinks tnera 13 some chance of recovery. I?cceptlon for ?lev. Mr. Goodwin. The congregation of St. Mark's church are pressing to tender their r, 'W p-tstar, Kev. Mr. E. L. Goodwin, a h.iudsotrfe re? ception upon his arrival In 'he- city on next Thursday. The reception will take place ait the church, and all ?>f the mem? bers will unite tn welcoming the pastor to hl3 new field of duty. ?? Kn<-rt:sh ???. There will be an Eng"sh tea for thi benefit of the English orphan? and widows of the Boer war at che residenci of Mrs. Franklin, 12if Floyd avenu?. Tuesday next front e to 1C o'clock. Thtrri will be an Interesting programme o? music and recitations. The bricklayers* and M^son?* Triloni debuted th* advlatbality of atnliaf?n-g with the Am?ricain Fedu-ratlon of Labor at th? recent convention ot their International union m R?chest?--. Action pa 13?? sub? ject was deferred ??r * vamc. '