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ISMALIGNED Mtempted Spite on Part of Prosectited lllicit Whiskey Sellers. NO NEED OF QUARANTINE. Nctcr a Case or Smallpox in Crai's County in Its H fstory?-Mr. Cald? well "Will Follow lioi.icsick AVilcto Jhe West. !>-r_'WCASTI>E. VA., March _"*-.?Special. lt .s -with much gratilication to your correspondent tliat success attended a vigllant effort to run down a piece ol ma lieious blackmaiiing in tliis town. Some days aso a report was current ihere and reached Tbe Times that one of tlie county ofliccrs would bc indicted lor unlawful se-Ung of whiskey some years :igo. Report did not name the ofli <_cr. and I could not disrover until to da- just how much malice or truth, or Tathcr the lack of it, was in the report. -S'o evidence has been prodnced and no indictment has been made. The ev-idence jiroves the affair to be about as follows: ?Mr. George XV. b-ym;in, graduate of IKichmond College, pract'iced law >n Xew castle for some years. Hc is a very pros .)erous. a shrewd. -well up-to-date lawyer. and is now Commonwealth's Attorney. <.-r_.i_: has never had a better one, and -ately he has vigorously pioseculed law "M-eakers. especially a gang oi men who ?were engaged in retailins iliicit whiskey. (Some. men, allied to the gang by syni _>nthy and .riendship, if not actually part of tlie gang. tried to bring up the charge that Jlr. *I_ayman bad sold whiskey years ago "without license. ?rtl-POKTED TO V. S. COUKT. ' Letters were -written in the interest of these charges to the Judge of the United Siates Court at l.ynchburg. and some men of a. certain class announced themselves ready to swear to the charges. "Whether the court considered tlie naked oaths of such Virginia citizens above the word of an honorable, fcariess ollieer, who in ?the t.ischarge of his duty had won their enmity, is not certain. but no indictment ?was made or could be without a. manl.v protest from every thinking citizen in tlie county. Mr. Uayman was nndcr the improssion that this ivould cost him some money and a good deal of trouble. -but it seems now. since no notice was taken by the United States Court, that it will amount to nothing It has crea'.ed quite a deal of talk. and one is forced to ask tlie question just how much a man should be amenable to the law when he attempts -blackmail upon an honorable man for political or other reasons. lt is the open opinion of the best citizens in the town that Mr. Lay inan is entirely innocent, nnd their con Jidencc in him remains unshaken. TEN Q-NCHES OF SNOW. Another snow fell this week, about ten .Iiclies. lt is now state,] by the authorities that no /juarantine is believed necessary here. lt wns dlscussed as a measure to jire vent the appcarance of small-pox. which was in Clifton Forge, fifty miles or more (from here, and no direct communication. There has never been a cas? of small? pox in the who'ie of Craig county since Jt has been a county. Newcastle is pecu Jiariy blessed with a freedom from many things that produce undesirable conditions elsewherc. Fvw negroes are seen here, and these are of an honest. cieanly. thrlfty kind. Tramps do not find a suffl clent temptation to bring them into this lovely little valley. and there is believed to be absolutely no danger of small-pox appearing here. All the sickness in the village has been incldent to cold or clilld hood. The young men who were off at col P'ge and came home sick are better. Birney Caldwell, wlio was at Richmond Medical College, was broken down from over-study. Ile has had to give up his studles for the present. lW-X_t_ FOl.l-OW* HIS "WIFE. As a recent report from tliis village stated that'the wife of Mr. AV. O. C. Caldwell had in a fit of despondeney re? turned to her home. in Kansas. it may be well to say that she was only .home siek for her pralrie home, and has in? vited her young busband lo follow her. Mr. Caldweli's friends say that he will do so, and will go into business in tlie ""West Tliis couple attracted public -attenlion only because tho man never saw tlie lady till ho went to the wedding, and his friends. doubtful of the result, are very Klad that there is to be no tragic separa, lion, as Mr. Caldwell is a. line citizen. He had the sympathy of the county in Ms supposed trouble and the congratula tlons of every one in tlie amicable re adjustment. lt is nnw stated that the woman did not object to >her husband. but to the mountainous country. EVA S. GRANT. AFFAIRS IN BOTETOURT. Lunibcr l.u.vcrs I'l-oin Europe Buying Waliiuf in Botetourt. SPRHNGWOOD. VA., March 2S.?Spe? cial.?The recent heavy snow and rains have seriousiy delayed tlie farm work ol this section. and contlnues to do so. Tlie farmers. as a whole. are a ".a.rd-work ing, wortliy people. and as they supply the numcrous canning enterpri-es, this delay is & very serious- drawbaek. La G-rlppe is prevalling ln tliis county in a very distresslng typf. "While there bnve bt-en no deaths from it, the disease llngers and totally prcstrates many. This immediate section has been greatly "henetited by the business activity wb ch bas been set in motion from various causes. Eumber buyers from l.urope are here taking ail the wainut; and the ship taents of ties. produce and canned gr>od; ls unpreccdented in the history of this neighliorhood. The Chcsapvako and Ohio Railroad Company aro making some changes here. They recontly extended the old switch, and are now locating an otber.. which is nearly completed. The tcifgra.p'; offices will be distlnct from the depot. and a special building erected lor tliat purpose. The c-lection of George AV. Stevens to tha presidency of the CRfesapeake and Ohio ls full of promise to Virginia. Thnugh an Ohio gentleman. he is n-> floubl in fuil sympathy with the progress nnd advaneemciit and general gocd of tho State. It is lenrned that there is an Idea to estahllsh a pleasure park on th? Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad line be? tween Clifton Forge nnd Uynchburjr. The Constitutional Convention exciUs some interest among leading citizens. TOTUNNEL THE BLUE R1DGE Tho Iron Oro Gotten Out Wot-lll Fay for tho Work. MONTVALr-.. VA., M-ircli 29.?Special.? Some of the energetlc business men here are aglt.it Ing n posslbllity of Ititer dStlng ;)ie diff i rent railroad magnales as to the construction of a railroad ucross from Danville. Va., to Buchanan. tun neillnj. through ihe Blue Ridge Moun tains at the head of Goos<* Creek. at a point where the width of the mountalr.s is sniallest. 1 am infonned that certain . railroad oflielais have coneented to look Into the matter. "Xls said that iron oro sufueient to fifty the .xpt-nst* of tbc luunel can 's Pills Core All A Strong Fortif ication. Fortify the body against disease by Tsitt's Pills, an absolute cure for sicl* hoadache, dyspepsia, inalaria, consti petion and aU kindred troubles. -'The f!y=wheei of life" Dr. Tutt; Your Liver Pills are the fly v-hecl of life. I sliall ever be grateful for the aceident that brought them to my notice. J.Fairleigh, Platte Cannon, Col. TUTT'S Liver PILLS bc mined ond taken out in the passage of the tunnel. Messrs. Dooly nnd Tyler have. tought tho interest of Bishop in tho canriery, and will operate it this season, fcr e.imiing tomaloes, aipples. tpeaclies and vegct.i blcs. All of the goods canned last season have been sold, and there- is a demand for mor--. (Mr. Fletcher Harvey, a cousin of Sena? tor Maupin. of Richmond, lost an infant son on Saturday. The late snow has delayed sowlng ot oats. Farmers are very much pushed ln their work. and cramped as to labor. lt is Imposslblc to hire good men for farm work. Th?- two mines and two mills west of this place demand all good labor. NEW TELEPHONE LINES. Tlie Question of Labor Very Serious in Rappaliaiinock Valley. FREDERICKSBURG. VA., March 2''.? Special.?A sna-S-meeUng of the Demo? crats of this city for the selection of delegates to the State and cdngressional convennions will be held Thui-sday nigiit, April 5th. Tiie itepubiicans iwill -meet Tuesday night, April 3d, to elect delegates to. tho Cape Charies and Xorfolk conventions. Orange Democrats will elect their dele? gates at tlie next t(,rm of the County Court in April. Two new telephone Iines*re in prospect to connect Mineral City in Louisa county with Spotsylvania Courthouse or Tlnders, or both. One of these, which it is pro? posed lo eartehd, is operating in Louisa. and in ad.lltion to having 'phoncs ail over tlie county, connects with Gordonsville an-i Orange. whi'.e. the other is the Orange and Spotsylvania line, running along the narrow gauge raiiroad between this city and Orar.ge. If tlie conipanies desire to have free connection at Fredericksburg, an inducement will be offered for people to bave 'phoncs in the surrounding coun Oes. The Association for the Preserv.-.tion of Virginia Antiqu.ties have received some valuable relics for tlie Mary "Was'iLngtoa. House, in this city, whicii is being fur? nished by the association in antlque style. Among other things -recciv-ed are three old engravlngs which "once belongcd to Mary "Washington herso'.f. The ladies are worl-ing bard for the object in view, and hope to make tlie Mary Washington House ono ot the most Interesting of the 1__5 kirical buildings of the State. E. T. Brockman, of Orange county, has purchased of Captain A. M. Daniel his farm of 300 acres. located near "Mathews' Mill, in that county, for $1,400 cash. Other sales are .said to be in contemplation. Sign boards have been erected at the interesection of all public roads in Heaths viQa towmshlp, Xorthu.m'berland county, to the great coiwenience of travelling men and the public generaily. A large. portion of 'last year's wheat crop is still held by farmers in Orange. Joseph Henderson has 1,-00 bushels, M. E. D<*eker und D. M. Frasier _00 each. and nunu.-ous others hold from 100 to 500 bushels, waiting far a rise in Uie price. Truckers in Xorthumberland complain of some nipping freezes on their young pl:ir.ts. The loss especially of tomato rplants has been considerable. l-*rank Mars-h. Eso... of this city. and Miss Lulu Bryan. of Xorthumberland county, were married at the home of the bride this week. 1-tobins have been unusually plentiful in this .section this spring, and have nf forded much sport to tho gunners. Quan tlties of the red-breasts have been killed. but, strange to say, very few of them wore put on the market. Colored men are leaving this section in larg,- mini'irr.-- for New Jersey and Penn? sylvania" higher w.-iges being the indure men.t. The scarclty of labor is causing great inconvenienoc to the farming *.c ment. John L- Jenkins, who died sudde.nly .-. few days ago at his liome, in "Westmore lan.l county. was a galiant Confederate soldier. He was standing in his yard. complained or feeling badly. S-'.it for a doctor. went to his room to Hc down, and was dead in half an hour. New Gcod Templnrs" r.ort?*-r. FAIRFAX. VA., (March .O-Special.? A lo?__rf: of Good Templars was organizod" last evening by George *W. Hauxhurst, grand secretary. assisted by the mem Viers of Providenee Lodge, of this place. The following officers were duly elected aml installed: Chief Tcmplar, Miss Edna Brvce- Vice-Templar. *Miss Bortha Har? rison-' Secretary. Mr. R. T. Baliard'; Finaneial Secretary, Miss Oliver Harri? son- Treasurer. Miss Ethel Haihes; Mar-\ sbai Mr. Albert Bherwood; Tast Cliief Ten-plar, Mr. J. W. Bryce; Chap'.ain. Mr. John F. Jerman: Assistant Secretary, "\Ir*= John F. Jerman; Guard. Air. Joseph jlorris: Deputy Marshal, Mr. "Wilbur Jerman. Mr. John F. Jerman was rccommendod for appolntment as lodge deputy. '?Sunshinc" was selected as the name for the new lodge. llinclioc?Craig. ROAXOKB. VA., March 29.?Speclal.. \t the residence of J. E. Craig. in Souiheast Roanoke. to-night his daughtor. Miss Cora, was married to "W. A. Hin ehee Rev. H- Q- Burr, of Belmont Meth? odist Episcopnl Church, South. officiated. The a'tendants were W. B. Mays. Chas. -Ullson. and Adnm "MeKinney, and Misses Cora Smith, Florence Craig, and Mattle Hinchee. ._.-?-? Orownoil in tho i'lilom-tc, AVARSAAV, VA., March 29.?Special.? Capiaiir*Lewis B. Evans and two sons, of Ophelia, Xorthumberland county. were drowned yesterday ln the Potomac River near the .nourh of Little AVycomico River, where they had been to bait their traps. They were rcturning 'home when a se? vere" wind storm struck them. Their boat drifted ashore last night. but latest in? formation to hand is that their bodies have not been recovcred. Two Years for Uousebroak in_r. LOVIXSTOX. VA., March 29.?Sp2cial.? Tlie County Court of Xe'son convened on Monday, Judge *W. G. Loving presld ing. The case of the Commonwealth against Lin Rose (colored). for house breakin'g. was tried o*n Monday, and Rose was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. ___* ? i . . Kcsitlent Airont. At the last meeting of the Board of jDf rectors of the Anhauser-Busch Brewing Association, of St. Louis. on the 12th instant. Mr. Joseph Stump.. or this city, was cLcted resident ngent tor the State of Virginia, and a copy ot tne charter of the association was yesteu"day; filed in tho Ohancery Court, i , THE PROSPERITY IN THE SOUTH Cotton Mill Earnings are Phenome nally Large. PHOSPHATE MINING EXPANDING Every Iron Furiincp aml Coal Miiic is licing Pusl-ccl to Its Utmost Ca luicity at I'rofllS Tliat Glad den Stoekliolders. BALTIMORE, March CO.?Special.?It is estlmated that at least 5100,000,000 are now going into ?ntw industries in tho South. With cotton now ebmmanding $10 to $15 a bale more than for some' years, the in? come of the South is increased by $75, 000,000. This indicates that the South w'll be able to contribute additlonal capital to the move? ment of prosperity in that section which is thus summariztd by the Manufacturers' Record: "Sout-iern cotton mills are making phe nomenal earnings, and about 100 new mills are .under construction, while es? tablished mills are steradlly enlarging their plants, the aggregate new capital now going into Soutiiern cotton maimfactur ing being about ..2,1,000.000 to $30,000,000. "Every iron furnace and co-.il rnine in the South is being pushed to its utmost production at prolits that make glad tiie hearts of stoekliolders. New coal and oro mir.es are being opened as rapldly as iposslble; and the South's annual output of 40;000,009 tons o-f coai and about 6,0^)0,000 tons of iron will be wonderfully increased during tne coming years. PHOSPHATE MINING.. "Phosphate mining is steadily expand ing, and coincident with it there is a great increase in fertilizer manufactur? ing. "I.nmber interests in the South are evervwhere prosperpus, and the activity ln every line of Iumber bitslness and woodworking generaliy is adding millions of dollars to the prosperity of this sec? tion and rivaling cotton and iron and coal in its inlluence upon .the South's iipbuilding. . ??Turning from these leading industries we find equal activity and prosperity in everylhing e'se. Railroads are over burdened with business; new electric and water plants and building operaUons are equa-ly as conspicuous, and along tne whole line of (human industry in tne South. vou hear the 'untoroken strain of what has been airtly -termed the music or pnogn-ss-the wiiirr of the spindle, the buzz of Uie saw, Uie roar of the furnace and '.he tliro'o of the loeomotive.' " Tiie export trade has again taken a Eiand 5n the Blrmliigliami iron; district. Orders to be shipped from .there have been booked in N*.-w York. and small orders have been registered at Birmtng ham, o*ne of them for a Uiousand tons to Jlamburg, Geo-many. on the basis of $16.50 for No. 3 foundry. Negotiatioas are in progress for other Icts for export. with a prospect of favotv.ble conclusions. I.ns fresh addition to the -ranks of buyers senms to indic-ate that there is no danger of asagging market in the near future. ' NEW MIELS. A.mong the notable textile announee mc-nts of the week were plans for a 5,000 spindle plant. to cost about $100,000, tor the Elk Cotton Manufacturing Company of Weldon. N. <_.", to accommodate 2,000 spindles for the manufacture of the yarn to be used bv the company's hosiery knitters: a 5200,000 plant for the Lime stone Manufacturing Company. of Gatl ney, S. C to accommodate 10.000 spindles, 2,500 twisters, 300 looms. and other ma ehinerv for the production of yarns and cloth-"a knitting mill with its own water supply, dveing plant, electric light and power plant for the Mathis & Davis Co.. of Chattanooga; a 5,000 spindle plant for the manufacture of hosiery yarns at Val dosta Ga., and a waste factory at Char? lotte, N. C. The Pacolet (S. C.) Manufac turiiig Companv will, in connection with its proposed mllllon-dollar cotton factory near Gainesville. Ga., construct 300 cot tages for its operatives at a cost of $120, 000 and a system of water works; the Greenwood, S. C, cotton mill will add 10.000 spindles; Ihe Barker Cotton Mills, of Mobile. have awarded contract for the main building of a 20.000-spindle mill. and the Martinsburg, W. Va., Cassimere Com? pany has increased its capacity. Other industrial announcements of tho week made by the Manufacturers' Record include": $50,000 wagon material company in \rkansas; $20,000 ice and cold storage ?plant in Florida: $15,000- wood-working company and !$25.r*"0 naval stores com? pany in Georgia; $23,000 tobacco 'factory adilition in Kentucky; $112,000 water and electric plants in Louisiana; $20,000 oyster cultlvation company. $10,OCO eopper and brass works. $10,000 Iumber and _briek company, and $75,000 telephone company in Maryland; $1,000,000 Iumber company, 3375.000 water works. electric light p'l'-mt, ctc.', and $22,500 water and electric light works in Mississippi; $25,000 Iumber com? pany, .V-5.-00 bardware company, and $3,000 telephone company in North Caro? lina: $-.000 general milling company, $2,,00 steam iaundry in South Carolina:. $10,000 nhosphate mining company. 1520,000 brick company. nnd $30,000 knitting mill in Tennessee; $7,500 telephone company and $5,000 telephone company in Texas; $50,000 iron and mar.ganese company. $500,000 cotton bailing company. $25,000 ice. light and cold-storage company, $5,000 tobacco company. and $~.*0,C00 mica mining company in Virginia: $150,000 coal and coke company, $25,000 plumbing com? pany. $1,500,000 coal and iron company, $100,000 contracting company. and $75,000 Iumber company in West Virginia. " A CLEVER ESCAPE. Two Negroes Brcnk Jail at Lexin-.toii, Captui-c'. sit I-uchniian?Drys IViii. LEXINGTON, VA.. March 20.?Special. Two Buena Vista negroes. Arthur Grayes and John Sale, escaped from tho county jail last night. They prlzed up a portion of the tloor, which covered a fourteen-lneh, hole in the under tloor, th^nce worked out a three-foot stono eight inches thick, ln the wall, and left. When their escape was known this morning and telegraph.-d abroad tbey were anprehended at Buchanan. They u=ed a piece of slat iron and a stick of wood to effect an exlt. They were place.) here for safe-keeiving by Buena Vista au? thorities, for robbing a store there. The "Drys" carried the local option election to-day in the Lexington District by 107 majority. The .vote east was C7t.t. Four out of the six districts in Rock? bridge now have local option. with refer? ence to the sale of intoxicating liquois. ___.-,- _-?? THREE 0N TRIAL. Negroes Broke Into Apartmcnts at Stonowal! .Taekson Institute. ABINGDON. VA.. March -"-.?Special.? The three negro men who broke into the apartmcnts of the Stonewall Jackson In? stitute last ^November are being* tried by the County Court here. Blackbnrn and Anderson were subseo.uentl.v- indicted, and yesterday Blackburn was convicted and given six years in the penitcnti:;ry. Anderson will be tried to-morrow, and a special grand jury will be at once im pannelled to indlet Wyndham Laws on newly-found evidence. The ^partmept broken into ?was occu pied by three white charr.betm.iiQS of tie Institute. PORTO RICAN BILL An-ciidrnciit-i liiiro-iucc'l by Scn ators Foraker mul .Pciius. "A'ASHiIXGTO'X, March 29.?Senator Foraker to-day Introduced the following amendment to the Porto Rican bill: "That on and after tho date when this act shall take effect, wares and mer? chandise previously imported from Porto Rico into the United States for which no entry has been made, and all goods. wares, and merchandise previously en? tered without payment of duty and under bond for ware'iousing. transpprtation. or any other purpose. for which no permit of. delivery to the importer or his agent has been "issued, shall he subject to the duties imposed by this act. and to no other duty, upon tho entry or with drawa! thereof; provided that when du? ties are based upon the weight of mer? chandise deposited in any public or pri? vate bonded warehouse. said duties shall bc levied and collected upon the weight of such merchandise at the time of its entry." Senator I'ottus also intrnducoj, several amendments to the Porto Rican bill, as follows: "Providing a duty of 3 cents per pound on all coffee imported into Porto Rico. "Prohibiting tlie proposed Porto Rico Legislature from enar-ting any law in eonft'et with the Constitution of the United States! "That the Constitution of thc United States.* and also the laws of tne UnlTed States not Idcally inappllc.-ible. shall have the same effect in Porto Rico as in other territoric-s of the United States. "Restoring the original provision of thc bill for a duty of 15 p--r cent. of ?"--* Dingley law on goocls going both w.iys." PREFERENCE OVER TRUSTS. Tolie Given in Pwrcliase of Supplics for Military Srirvier*. 'WASlIIXGTONi. M-irch. -*>.?Senator Berrv to-day introduced the foildwlrig amendment to the army appropriation bill: "The Quartermaster's Department in making contracts and purchases of arti? cles and stipp'ies for the military serviee shall give preference. ail other things, in? cluding price and quality. being equal. to articles of growth. production and manu facture of the United States; and as be? tween the producers, manuf-acturers. mer chants and dealers of the United Stat.s preference shall be given. all other thlrig belng equal, to those producers. etc-.. who are not members of or in any way to.i nected with any trust or combine, framed to produce, manufdcture or sell a'rtVcles which are being contracted for and pur? chased by the Quartermaster's Depart? ment for the military serviee." Tlie Conspiraoy Cases. SAVAXXAir. GA., .March 29.?Five boxes conta-inJng tlie records in the G'reene-Gaynor-'Ca'r'ior-C'or.r.eHy conspi racy cases were received to-day from Xew York by the United States District Court oilioials. Dis-trict Attorney Erwin went to Xew York several days ago, and is said to have forwarded the documentary evidence to be used in the trial. Judge Speer has assigned cases for next week. making it plain that he moans ta continue the term lonsc-r than was ex pected. This is taken in court cireles to indicate the early beginning of the trial of the alleged conspirators of the Atlan? tic Company; provided. of course. that Judge Rrown. of Xew York, decides that thc defendamts Greene and Gaynors must come here to stand trial. THE WORLD OF CHURCHES. .Vliat Pastors aud Their Flocks are Doinj-. Rav. AV. A. Barr will preach at -'lonu m'-ntal Church to-night at S:30 o'clock, on "The -Elements of Chri-itian "Manhood." All persons are cordially invited. To-day from 1 to 1:30 P. *__.-; at Xo. 1-03 East Main Street, Rev. W. A. iBarr will complete his series of addresses to busy men. The services are being held u:id.r the auspices of the Brotherhood of Bt. Andrew, and ail men are eord:ully in? vited to them. Tho Bible Class of Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, conducted by Air. Somers Morton, has grown so iarge that it has been found necessary to make several changes In their quarters. These alterations will entail an expense of seve? ral hundred dollars and will be com? pleted by next Sunday. when the class will occupy its now quarters. ?' Dr. Steel is preaching a series of very interesting se-rmons. The attendance ls rapidly increasing and much interest ir. manifested in the meetings. Dr. Sle.l will preach Sunday morning on "The Christian 'Minister?liis Relations to tho Times," and in tho evening he will preach on "Jesus Before Pilate." This v/iil be the third discourse in a series on "Tne Trial of Jesus." Dr. Battle, of Petersburg, who is well known in Richmond and vieinity, will preach at Grove-Avenue B.ipt'-st Church at the morning serviee next Sunday. Dr. Hawthorne will preach in Petersburg. Xext Sunday night, Dr. Hawthorne's subject, at Grove-Avenue. will be "What is True Religion?*' This will be a sermon of special interest and a large attendance is e-xpected and desired. Dr. P. T. Hale, of Roanoke. Va., will lead a series of special meetings to be started at ? Grove-Avenue on Sunday week. Dr. Hale has tiie prestige of great success in evangelical meetings and it is thought tbat under his leadership, these services will attract very large cotigre gations. A feature of these .ccasions will be the great chorus choir which is now usine organized especially for these -meetings. Captain Frant. Cunningham. Dr. Clesn ents, Jeter Jones, Misses Xye and Mc Bain and others will sing solos. Dr. Carey E. Morgan. of the Sover.!'i Strect Christian Church. together wlth several other ministers of this city, wtll attend the Ecumenical Conference to be held at Xew York, April 2ist to May lst. This is the lirst conference of ks kind ever held in America ar.d thc third ever held. Tbe other two were held in^Lon don in 1S70 and 1SS0. lt is for the pur? pose of discussing the status of mission ary work and will be attended by fttlly 3.000 delegates, representatives from every naticn. ? 'Ihe International Christian Kndeavor Conference, to be iheld in London next Julv, wii'l have several representatives from Richmond. The president of the conference will be Rev. F. B. Meyer, of London. and the representatlve speakers from the United States will be Revs. Geo. C. Lorimer, of Boston; Charies M. Shel don; and F. E. Clark, of Boston. Dr. Smith. of the Second Baptist churcn, will preach his fourth sermon on "Chris tianity and Statesmen," next Sunday night. Dr. Pitt, editor of the Rebgious Her? ald, is attehding the Georgia Baptist Con? vention. He will return to the city next Saturday. *_ __ , The Methodists of Falrmount-Avenue Church have been ho'.ding a series o? re viv'al services this week. The pastor, Rev. F. E. Shipp, is preach? ing every nlght to large congrcgations. and the interest in these. meetings is growing. s Veterans Attr-?il Carnival. The Confederate Carnival continues in popular favor. The veterans attended in a body last night and enjoyed the pro? gramme of the evening. The famous cake-walk, .under the leadership of John Taylor, with sorrie of the best known cake-walkers in tha eitv, was given last evening. Tho gyps"*-*> at the fortune-teller's booth. each night rcads your future, and tells interesting experiences in your past life. _....,- .'.'". ?'1A1N-M,: INSUPREME COURT Auditor Not Empowered to Draw For City Serg-eant's Fees THE PRISONERS OF THE CITY. Distiiifruisltcu From Those of the State Action for Defamation; Qncstions of Agency; Ne__li__encc; Con? struction of Lease. The btdget of opinions rendered by the Suprerne Corrt of Appeals yesterday was <iuite large, and cmbr.iced some interesit ing. cas-es. The case which is probably of the most Importance localiy is that of City of Richmond vs. Epps, Sergeant, which was appealed from the Husting3 Court of this city. and is a petition for a iiMndamus to compel the Auditor of the city to draw his warrant upon the City Treasurer to pay the fees of the City Sergeant for receiving and subsisting the prisoners in the city jail which have been committed there for vioiation of the ordi natiees of tho city. The mandar.'.cs was refused, and there was declared to be no authority of law r'cr the payment of fees to the Sergeant for such service. in the absence of an or.lir.ance of the city directting pa.yment of same. The case of Payne vs. Tar.cil. also a ca'-'S of local interest. appealed from the Law and Equity Court of Richmond. is an action tor defamation, and involves some important rultnge as to the pleadings required to properly set forth words of an actlonable and tnsir.ting character. Tne case of the Riverview Land Com panv vs. Dance & Co., appealed from the Corporation Court of Danville. is an ?cton *to -rticover certain moneys ad? vanced by the agents for the principals, and presents some important phases of tho application of the statute of llmita? tlons. , __-_-_'?-__; ? Tiie case of Dingee. Weinman & Co. u. Cnrue's attaiinistratrlx. which was appeal? ed from Uie Circuit Court of Lynchburg, is an a.-tion for damages for the killns of Unrun. while engaged at work in the nilnes of the'company. The case of King vs. Wilson, from the Hustlhga Court of the city of Ports ?mOuth. invo.ves the construc*tion of a fease, and presenfs the doctrine of t&nancv for a term of years. tSna kVes OF CITV SERGEANT. City of Richmond vs. Epps. Sergeant. Opinion bv Judge Riley. Dissentmg opinion by Judge Harrison. This case was appealed 'from the Hu.t lngs Court of the city of Richmond upon .- writ of error to a judgment ot said court in favor of the defendant in error, upon a petition filed by the City Ser geant for a writ of mandamus to compel the \uditor of this city to issue his war? rant upon the Treasurer for certain sums of money claimed by the Sergeant to be due him as jailer for receiving and sup portin- persons incarcerated in the city jail for violating ordinar.ces of the city or under a capias pro line for failure to pay fines imposed for violation of the said ordinances. _'?.-_. ,: The Hustings Court awarded the writ of mandamus. It was admitted in the case that tliere was no ordinance of the city of Ricn mond authorizing the Auditor to issue his warrant for any sum whatever to th. Sergeant of the city for receiving and supporting persons incarcerated in jail for a violation of the ordinances of the city, _>u*t it .was contended on behalf^ ol> the petitioner that section 3*532 of the Code of ISsT prescribes and flxes the compen sation he is to receive for said services. The city denied the application of (his section "to the case, but contended that even if it should be held to apply that his compensation should be computed with reference to the whole number of prisoners in jail. those placed therein for offences committed against the Com? monwealth as well as those incarcerated for offences against the city. Upon examination of that section and the preceding scctions to and including section 3527, it was held that they apply, only to payments out of the State Trea? sury for services rendered to the Com? monwealth with respect to- persons who are charged wlth having violated her laws or been convicted therefor. It was also held that section 1017 of the Code, relating to duties and fees of clerks and Commonwealth*.-- attorneys of cities being similar with Dhose of the counties, and section 101S of the Code, relating to duties and compensation of city sergeants. be? ing such as are prescribed by the char? ters of their respective cities, did not furnish any authority for the present case, because sergeants are not enume rated in oection 1017, and there is no pro? vision in the charter of the city of Rich? mond such as is contemplated by sec? tion 101S. lt was held that the two classes of prisoners are as distinct as the distfnc tion between a violation of the laws of the- State and a violation of the ordi? nances of the city, and the compensa? tion against the State or city, as the case rnight be, should be computed without reference to the number of persons in jail' for the violation of the laws of the one or the ordinances of the other. In summing up the opinion for the ma? jority of the court. Judge Riley said: "As no provision has been made by statute fixing the fees or the compensa? tion of the sergeant of a city, who is by vlrtue of his office the keeper of its jaii, l'or receiving and supporting persons piaced in jail for a violation of the ordi? nances of the city, and as the city of Richmond has not adopted by ordinance the -scale of fees fixed by statute for re? ceiving and supporting persons inc.irce rated in jail for tiie violation of the crimi? nal laws of the State, nor prescribed any other specific compensation to its Ser? geant for like serviee towards persons placed in jail for violation of its ordi? nances, it therefore follows. lin accordance with the well-established rule that man? damus only- lies in a' case of the natuoe where there is a clear right to a ftxed sum -of money, or to an amount aseer talnabie by a mere computation, and where the issue of the warrant therefor and its payment is merely a minlstertal duly. that the petitioner is not entitled to the writ." The'judgment of the lower court was reversed and the petition for mandamus dlsmissed. Judge Harrison expressed the opinion that seetion 3532 was broad enough to cover the present case, and that this uni formity of compensation was intended to be secured to the jailer touchtng his fees for State and city prisoners, and that this view of the law had been acted upon by the city of Richmond through? out its history. and that lt Is not llkely that the Common Council of any city has ever passed ahy -ordinance nndertaking to prescribe such compensation, having properiy regarded the State law as con trolling in the matter. DBFAMATIOX OF CHARACTER. Payne vs. Tancll. Opinion by Judga Buchanan. Appealed from the Law and Equlty Court for the City of Rlchmonrt. This was an aetion for defamatlon in which the declaration contained two counts, both of'which were demurred to in the trial court. The tirst ig a ,common -law count, and sets out the words com plained of. The court held that. the wcrds in question were actionable per se. Tfte second count was objee'ed tt* on the ground that the plaintiff hud blended in it the common law arid statutory causcs of aetion. It was held that an utterance or publi catlon gontaioins insultlns vords may be declared on under "the ****?**. af; though It ls IlbeHons at commoti 1a?. O-t ?todo this. the connt must s?J8tt'-*??\ show that it was Intended t.? be a cottni under the stat-te for insuKlng woras and not for common law defamation The demurrer to both counts ot tne declaration was held to have been prop? erly overruled. as was the motion o. -tie plalntiff ln error ln arrost of 3udsl?..en.' The judgment of the Law and Lqu.ty Court against the defendant ln the case was affirm?d. CONTINL'ING AGENCY. Riverview Land Co. vs. Dance & Co. Opinion by Judge Rllcy. Appeaied from the Corporation Court of Danville. This was an action by the real estate firm of Dance & Co.. of Danvilie. to re cover certain moneys advanced and ex? penses incurred by "them as the agents ot tlie Riverview Land Co.. ln Improving and disposlng of certain lots in the sut? tirbs of the City of Danville. The evidence as to the extent of tho authority of the agents. ls m contiict. While the defendant company der.ies that the agents possessed authority to con struct houses on its lots and charge lt with the cxpense of said impnvemcn's. Dar.cc. -the managing partner of the nrm. and who upon the incorporation of the Riverview Land Co. bccame its seeretary and treasurer. testifled positiveiy that his firm was expressly authorized by lbs owners of the property to erect the said buildings; and also that If the Sflmlta Book. containing the proceedings ot t .? company. which was lost. could b. found. it would show the regular proceedings ot the board of directors of the company. and the resoiutiens authorizing the 'con? struction of the houses, and the borrow ing of the money to reimburse the agents for the moneys advanced by them in the crection of the buildings. etc. Deeds were executed by the company to purehasers of severai of the lots on which improvements were made by the agents. in which the improvements as well as the land were expressly men? tioned and conveyed, and their cost. ada ed to the list price of the lots. Includ.ct in the amount expressed as the conside? ration for Ihe conveyances. The court said: "Considering the evi? dence upon the writ of error, in acc.ird ance with the principtes we are required to apply to it, the verdict of the jury be? ing for the plaintlff. it must be heid that the agents possessed the authority clalmel by them; not, however. by virtue cf their business merely as real .estate og-'r.ts, but because it was specIHcally conferred upon them." The trial court at the instance of the plalntiff gave the following instruction: The court instructs the jury that where there is a continuing agency in which the agent advances money for the use of the principal, the statute of llmi? tatlons does not begin to run from the date of 'said! advances. but only from the termination of the agency. in a sutt by the agent against the principal for such advances. And it refused to- give the defendant an Instruction'to the effect that so much of the account in question as accrued, and became due more than three years prtor to th*i Institution of this suit un? less based on some promise or ob'igation In wrlting. is barred by the statute of limitations. but did give the instruc? tion with the following condition: "Un? less the agency of the plaintiffs was a continuing one. In which ca3e the statute of limitations dots not begin to run until the termination of the agency." To both of these rulings tho defendant exceptcd. Tho Court of Appeals held that as given the Instructloris forbid the jury to compute the running of the statute against any ftem in the account sued on prior to the termination of the agency. although the jury should believe from the evidence that the right to demand j payment of such item acrued. or that it had been repudlated more. than three years prior to the institution of the suit. and that the said instructions. if given, should" have been accompanied with the qualification that, if the jury believed that Dance & Co. had the right to demand payment of the advances during the continuance of the agency and prior to Its termination. the statute commenced to run from the time the right accrued to make such demand. or if the advances or any of them had been repudiated by the defendant com? pany when presented for want of au? thority to- make them, from the tirae of such repudiation. For the error in giving these instrue tions without the qualification hereinbe fore mentioned. the ju,dgment of the Corporation Court was reversed, the verdict of the jury set aside and! a new trial awarded. XEGUGBXCB AXD COXTRIBL'TOR'* XEGLIGF.XCE. Dingee. "Weinman & Co. vs: Unrue's Ad ministratrix. Opinion oc." Judge Buchanan. Appealed from Circuit Co'irt ot Lyne'n iburg. This aetion was brought by the admin i**tratrix of John W. Unrue, deeeased. to recover damages fro.ni R. S. Terry and 31. H. 'Dingee. partne-rs, trading under the lirm naim'e of Dingee. Weinman & Co., for causing the death of the praintlff'.' intestate whilst worklng as a common hiborer in a barytese .mine of the defend? ants. Upon the trial of the cause there was a verdict and judgment in favor of the plainUff, to which this writ of error was a,wa"_.ed. Tne first assignmen. of error, is that the ccurt erred in overruling the dem-urrer to the fourth courct of the declaration, which was upon tiie ground that it did not show the connection between the acei? dent and the alleged acts of negligence. This aetion was held not to be error. The Court said: "Whils. lt might have been better -pleuding. perhaps. to have S-<t out more fully the rnanner ln which the al? leged acts of negllijence caused the Injury complained of, still we are of opinion that their connection is averred with sufficient fullness and cleairness to enuble the de? fendants to uhderstand the case -made in that court. and to know what they had to meet, and under our practice this is ail that is required." It was also held that the Court did not err in Tefusing to exclude the evidence of :the incompetency of the foreman in charge of the defendants' works at Uie time of tiie aceident; urpon Lhe ground, urged by the defendants, that there was altegatlon in the declaration connecting the injury complained of wlth the alleged ineompetency. Exeeptions w?Te taken to the instructlons ot the trial court, but they were all he"d to be propcr. The assignment of error based irpo-n the refusal of the trial court to -set aslde the verdict was also overruied. The court said: "The questions involved are those of negligerrce and contrtbutory negligence. They are questions pecullarly within tho province of the jury. and especially where the evidence is confl'cting a3 ln the pres? ent case. The jury saw and heard the witnesses. They found for the plalntlff. The learned circuit judge who prestded at the trial refused to disturb their ver? dict, nelther can we, since we cannot say that the evidence ls clearly insufficient to support lt." Judgment affir-r-iod. REXEWABLE LEASES. King vs. Wilson. Opinion by Judge Har? rison. Appealed from the Hustlngs Court of the City of Portsmouth. The parties to this controversy clain. under a lease dated July 1. 1S56. By t"_is contract, the lot ln question was based1 for one year or ten. with the following" provision: "Renewable or "pay for tae lmprovements at their valuation." This aetion of uniawful detainer vtna brought by the defendant in error to re? cover the premises from the plaintiff IB error. who holds possesslon under -3t original lease. In construing this lease two questlrtjis artse. (I> What i? the extent of the tun ancy of tne tessee? and (2) _s th? lessee. at the end of such tenancy. .ntltled to recover the value of the lmprovements made? tTr.der the terms of the contract the lessee Held, as be had ? right to do, for ten years. thus making the first term ?-. plre with June 30, 1SC8. Under th?co*-* naat"lor reoewal he conUnae# la pMKf H-f_5-_-?4*4?**-K" i1 . . 'I 'M',-"Ml14-"r*** fS. ULLMAN'S SONf I: W9 Can Save You Money on X I GROCEB!ESTFEED,L.aUORS. ? t Large Cans Tomatoes 6c. X f Gocfd Tea Dust, 25c lb. f | 1 lb. Package New/ DatesX t 6 Jefferson Sprin" - Wheat * X FlouV, $4.50 a barrel, dr 29c. | a Genuine Porto Rico Molas V ses 40c galion. ? Pure Su-ar Syrup 25c ?al. r " Lion & tevenng Coffee, 1-lb T Papers, 12c. * ? Fresh Lemon Crackers, 5c X | p0SUonur'Plckles, 18c -allon. | *!- Best Canned Corn, 7c, or4 X fnr 25c T ? 1-lb. BricksBonelessCod-r ?I-fisH 5 c* _ ._ ? T Earl- June Peas 7c can. f I Cocoa, 7 and 8c can. * T f 2 bars White Floating Soap j. k ?Fine* Mixed Cakes 7c lb. jr f Standard American Gran-X T ulated Suga.. 5 1-4c lb. ?? I Four-Year-Old Rye Whis-T T ke-' $2 a galion. f T Best Java Green Coffee, f 3. 12 l-2c lb.; Roasted, 10C Jb. j_ ?jr 10 pounds best' Virginia j, 1. Buckwheat, 25c. ? , T ?f Ivory Starch 4c Package. T T Bsst Snow Flake fatenti XFamily Flour $4 Barrel, orf t25c Bag. y l S. ULLMAN'S SON, | 3. Vp-Town Store. oO? E_ Marohall S**|. 2. Oltl aiul New 'Plioiio 34. *? We run Fourteen Lelivery ? ?*?_ *1* Wagons- j, Our New i'rice List maileil otii. _j.ap_>Iic*ai.oii ?_? ..... .______? . ? - ??.-j--i?_"*i"_'V"-'--"V'. *. * *' sion another ten yeara. mai.ing the s.o ond term e.tpire June SO, -S.?. Bince tho expiration of the seccnd term the I.ss.. has remained in possesslon. without any new agreement. ?Held thn_ a general covenant for re newal does not imply a perpetua.1 r-new. al. and the most th_ .essor is bound tj do, is a rentrwal Tor ono term oniy; a-.d where the tandlord allowa a lenanc, tor a term of years. to hold ov- r Htter th * expiration of tht* iease, with nt: a now agreement, he becoatea a ie:i.snt isqm " Had there I.n no renewal the Ie-se:i would have been entitled to the ralUo of the improvements. but when tiie 1. iso was rem'W.d for the second te m the contract to pay for tlie ln_prov_men-3 was thereby satistied. The ?doforaian. in error was held to be entitled t> ceraoyex the preailsea, ineluding the improvements, ' d'.sch.irs 1 >*fall obligurion to pay for the! value of s:ich ?.mprovements. Judgment affirmed. N'O JCRlSD-lCTh N. Lor.tlon-Virgir.ia Mining Company vs. ifoore ?< oCa Opra in by Judge Har? rison. Appealed from Circuit Court of Btsckingham county. Tliis cause was heard during vocatton upon tlie bill and demurri r theretb-, ar.d tlie decree appealed from was entered sustaining the denrurrer and giving the appeliant leave to amenil. psovt-jtng further that "unless tiie plulirtltt shall amend tho biil in sfacty days from tiii.-i date the saimc shall . he dismissed at plaintiff's costs." Without amending the bill. aud before the expiration ofi tha time allowed 111?-r.-? for. th.* plaintirf obtained an appeal to Chts court. The Court of Appeals held tbat as long as the privilege of tillng an amerol* 1 bill can be exerclsed th>- decree ls not timl. and the rights of the parties have n.it been settled. Cntil Bhere has been a tinal decree. or one settttag the prlnci? pies of the cause. -hid court eu.rr.vct take jurlsdictlon. Appeai dismissed. ? THE Sl'MMARY. Judge John W. tfctl !v: City of Richrr.or.il v--. Eppa. Hustings Court of the city of Rlc**uncmr. M.mda mus dismissed. Jvulge Harrison dlssent ing. Riverview Land Company vs-. Dance ??** Co. Corporation Court of the city of Danville. Revera-d. Judge John A. Buca.ni.m: Dingee. Welnnvm & Co. vs. Fnrue's Adm'x. Circuit Court of the city o? Lynchburg. Affirmed. Payne vs. Tant-il. Law and Kq'-iity Court of the city of Richmond Affiraied. Judge George M. Karrison: London- Virgini.i -lining O-mPOaj" vs. London :i.nd als. Circuit Court of Buci ingha-m county. Appeal di-_mis**e*t King vs. Wilson; Hosttogs Court <>. Lie city of Portsmouth. Affirmed. Jfetroporttan Enaurance C-mpnny vs. Rutherford. Petition .to rehear. Petition refused; note liled. Laurel Creek Coal Company vs. Brown ing. Circuit Court of Tazewell county. Appeal. Bond. $1,<*0*">. Wlilard vs. Wltt-rt*. Hustlngs Court of the city of Roanoke. App-'.tl and su P-rsedea-t. Bond, $250: Xewberry. etc. vs. French. etc. Appeal and super-sede.is. From the Corporat.on Court of Radford. Bond, $20,000. Curry vs. Bell. etc. Circuit Court of AUeghany county. Appeal refusetl. Tihe* court wil! declde the cases o. tho Commissioner of Valuation to-morrt-w morning at lt o'clock. VALUABLE ADDITION MADE, Richmond Collcse Library Uecoivo Kare Books and Papers. Richmond Coilege l_ for-umt te in havins au invested fund of Sff.000 on which to run the library. The Income from t*-3 fund is put into thc hands* of a commit? tee of which Rev. Dr. Cooper is chalr __,_. Two membex- of the faculty ax_ on this committee, and aid tn makinar up the yearly Ust of boolts and maga-inea. The book list for the s-esslon. la about completed and some valuable aiidltion* are being catalogued. Among tii-se ar? a set' of the Johiis H-spkln-! publicatiorut: ?*-*tudies in H-Btorlcal and Po-lticai Scienee: B/axt's EpocKs of Amaricun Hls tory; The State. by Woodrow WH-on; Tho Dute-h and Quaker Colonie* ta America. by _*-__-?, Home Life ln ColoniuJ. Days; History of Alodern Europe; !?*.-* pension of England; Kpo--l__ of America:* His'tori*,. Dlvision and Reunion. by \V. Wilson; Sha.ke_._iea>.- aa a Dr_.R-i.tio Ar? tist; H-3toricaI Geogr;.phy ot tho Holy Land, Gt-orse Adam Smith, -_?. &c. Wo note also a spri'ikli*"'"- of the popular novel--- To th-ve and to Hold. Juntce MerenHBh. Whtm Manhood Was ln Flower. These lighter works hav- a run amonfi. the boys. _ ? .', .. Mr William Warren. ,lr.. of this city. has recently domated two choico v?*?n?? entitled "Portnilt Qoilexy ot Erainent Mea and Women.". by Duyckin-k. Theso lar**e volume-t contain some 120 sketche? of "famous m." and women wlth roaay portralts. They are raro and sreatly prized. _ Wanted as Witnej-ses. Deputy Marshal Berullt went to Dinwid clie county vefster-lay to serve aubpoenas upon Messrs. S. C. Wood. 8. O. Kerns and J?bn E. Redd. to appear in Bultl more at tho trial of Charies R. French, w*io t* charged with having robbed tho pt. totlice at Houawn, lEasUfa-. county, sorce wsefa-* ago.