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OFSUPERIHTEHDEHTS Merged With the One Called by Dr, Barringer. MAJOR ANDERSON'S SPEECH Dr. Barringer Makes the Welcome Ad? dress, and Dr. Southall Repiied in Happy Vein?Committees Ap pointcd for Regular Work, (Pprrial nippntcli io The Times.) UNlViiKSITY OF VIRGINIA. VA.. July 7.?Tho confercnco of county a-.id city supcrintcndents of schools of Vir? ginia and the one called by Dr. Paul B. Barringer, chairman of the University Xaculty, of those intcrc-stcd in public schools Sn Virginia, were merged to-day and the jolnt sessions will extend Uirough Thursday ol" this week. The opening exercises wero held al 10 o'clock this morning ln Colonel rcters' lecture room in the academic building, Dr. J. "W. Southall, State Supcrlntendent of Public lnstruction, prcsiding. Prayer was offcj-ed by the Rev. Dr. Colcr, of the School of Methods laculty. TH? WELCOME . ln welcoming tlie superiutendents to the University, Dr. EarrinKcr stated that he hoped tho present movement would Jnaugurato an annual conference at this Jcstuution. The experience of other States has Khown that the public school rcally ad vanccs only where you have developed the spirit of local enfteavor. of local aid and contribution, of local taxation. As long as the money for the public rchool comes direct from the State treas ury (no thought is taken ns to how it got there.), it is iooked upon ln the same light as the funds for the suppoit of the jieni tentia ry, the lunatie asylum, rcform schoois and other lnstitutions of a more or Iess eleemosynary charactcr. AA'hen, however, schools are run even in part by local taxation. such taxes are regarded as more or Iess voluntary eontributions, and the relatlon of the public school to the community is absolutely changed in the public estimatlon. "Under the old Oonstitution, for rcasons more political than practlcal, local taxa? tion to extend the lengih of the public echool term or to impiove the quality ol the public school type was seidoni em? ployed. The rex'cnue act of tho new Constitution, however. favors local taxa? tion, and tlie friends of edueation should not let pass the spirit of change, which the puttmg in force of this new Constitu? tion will piomote, without taking ad vantage of it to beneiit ihe public school. MUST BE THE BEST SCHOOL. General c-xperiaice has shown* lhat many people will not patronize the pub? lic school until it has become the best school in the community. Throughout the west this has already taken place and private schools have, practically speaking, ceased to exist west of Ohio. To bring about this change in Virginia we must create a local interest i,i public schools, nnd such a move is worthy the attention of all good people of the State. The president of .the conference, Dr. Southall, on bchaif of the superintend cnts, made happy responso to Dr. Bar ringer's cordial address of welcome. A'ir glnia, he said. was ia the midst of a crisis ln cducational matters, and upon The proper adminlstration of affairs will oepe.'id ihe safety, prosperity and happl ness of our Commonwealth. Secretary Frank Brent annouTiced that Governor Montague would address the joint conference and the School of Meth? ods in the University Auditorium to morrow morning at 10 o'clock. TWO SCBJECTS. Two subjects were before the confer? ence at the morning session?"What Constitutes an Efficient Supcrintend ent." and "The County High Schoo]. its Jmportance and Its Needs." The papers read, respectively, by Mr. L. M. Shu xnate. of Loudun county, and by Mr. C. Stoarns, of Roanoke county. Supcr intendent 1). L. Pulliam. of Manchester; John T. West. of Norfoik county; \V. D. Smith, of Scott; J. B. .Alcln'turff, of Shenandoah; G. <;. Jones, of Accomac;AV. J. Edmondson. of Washington; Geo. R. Blick. of Brunswick, and George H. jHulvey, of Rockingham. The following committees wero ap Voitued: On Procedure?B. C. Glass, of Lynch? burg:; John S. Patton, of Charlottesville; G. G. Jo.mios. of Accofnac; Geo. R. Blick* of Brunswick, and B. E. Copenhaver, of fcmythe. O.i Resolutions?D. L. Pulliam, of Man? chester; L. M. Shumate. of Loudoun; D. M. Brown. of Petersburg; Jno. T. AA'cst. of Norfoik county. and George Ii". -Hnrfard, of AA'ythe county. The feature of tho days session was th.- address at >>::>:> this evening of Attor ney General William A. Anderson. lt was delivered in the public hall before a large audience, the teachers of ihe Schooj pf Methods attendtag in a body The address creaied a favorable im pression ?*d was liberally applauded throughout. MAJOR ANDERSON'S SPEECH Following are some of Major Ander fton's most strikinjr utteraiices: "When the invitation to address this conference, whose members in surh 3arge mcasure have in charge the cdu? cational interests of our State. came to tho from the honorod Superintendent ol ?Public lnstruction. I felt that it was a Btiinmons xvhich, however pressing tbe tiemands of other duties, 1 could not dis jegard; for thero is no Interest which to-day cppeals more strongly to the cit izen and the patrlot than that to which many of you are devoting your lives and Hu? -best energics of your belng. "The first. the csscntial requlsite to ihe tidvancetnent and highest welfare of a State, is the oducation of its peoplo. 'Not any eoit of education. but right educatlon. ????.'?? know that the schools which wc V.-ive had for thirty years, and \shich we now have, bcneiicont as they have been and are. are grossly inadoquate. ?'Considoring the adverse conditions they 1'ad to deal with and the mcagro re ncnirces at their cbmmand. wonuerful re sulis have been aCCOmpUsbed by Ihe peo? ple of this State in the mattcr of oduca? tion during the pcrlod since your school EyrUm was inuuguratcd, but we must do bt-tti r still. "The very best Invostment that they can by any possihility make will be to pupply such sums as aro necessary to jr.; ke our public schools the equai of any on earth. "The inadeouacy of our public educa ticii is not from a;y. shoncotning or faihtrc in our school "systern. lt is be? cause that systern does not receive an Gd<<juatc support. "Liko all other things worth having. fcood schools cost money, and the lowest j-.riccd school is in the end the dcarest. ? "It if hetter to have one first-rate Hood^s Pills Do not grlpe nor irritate tbe alknen tarv canal. They art gently yet pro'mptly, cleanse effectually and Give Q&mfort 6old by all drugjists. 25 cents. Again and again, for many years, tmder all conditions, by countless tisers, the R_emin|iton Typewriter has" been^tried and tested, and its superior merits proved* Remington Stanriard Typewriter Company. 706 East Main 5L, Richmond, Va. school than a half dozen poor or worth less ones. "It is better for children to have to go one, two. or even three miles to a really good school than one hundred yards to a poor one. "If the interest of the tax-payers of the State can be sntficiently aroused to the importance of this great work, the money can and will be provided to maintain exccllent schools. "Ideals of tho true, the good. the pure, of duty, and of right, should bo in culcated.' "Not only must the mind and heart and soul be developeri and trained, but earnest nnd intelligcnt attention should be given to the training of the hand also. "Virginia may yet becomo the modern Attica of this Western world. NEGRO EDUCATION. In regard to tho negro race, Major An? derson said: "In the dispensation of Providenoe they are here. and to far as we can see, they are here to remain: and it is alike the dictate of duty and of an en lightencd polioy that we shall deai with them. not only justly. but gencrously. "The two raccs were made radically different by Almighty God. "It is our duty to ourselves, it is our duty to the negroes, to keep the two races distinct. Any other alternativo Is a horrible rncial mons-trosity nnd im possible to be considercd. But under the just. the proper. the natural, the ne? cessary. and the inevitable paramountcy of the superior and subordination of the inferior race some modus irivenda must be, and I trust will be, found which will conserve the happiness and welfaro of both raccs. "1 wish to say, with the utmost em phasis, that I am unwllling to adopt from chojoce any polioy which will con sign the colored peoplo of Virginia to a future of ignoranco and degradation. ? 1 regret to havo to say that the earn e?t .-md liberal offorts which have been made by the white people of Virginia in b. half of tho education of the colored people of tiie State have been disappoint ing hi their results." "Just whn: sort of education and training is best for them. it remains for the rducntor and philanthropic to demon strate. Much has been done in the di rection of solving this problem by good nnd cnpnblo nnd consecrated men like the late General Armstrong: and by that most remarkable man of the colored race. Booker T. Washington." Tho delegates to the State Teachers' Association. which ndjournc.1 here Sat? urday 1o mee next July with the School of Methods say that much good wlll result from tho annual meeting. The papers read were of a very high order., That. by Prossor William M. Thorntbn, of the TJniversity. on "The Public Tlish Srhoo] Problem in Virginia." will be published in pamphlet form. Captain Chares E. Vawter of the Miller School delivered the most practical spco.-h of the conference It is uriderstood that Dr. Frazer will nsk the superintendents' conference tn adopt his resolution for the establish ??.-.. of another State -Normal School. similar to the one at Farmville. This. it will be remembered, was tabled by almost a unanimous vote when it wns offered in the teachers' association on Saturday. Secretary F. P. Brent, of the Board "t Education. opposed it. The officers elected are: Superinlendent. John Washington. of Caroline, Va.. presi? dent : Vice-Presidents. .1. II. Bonvfille. of Hampton: Elbert II. fcuii, of Richmond; Miss Sallio II. Dickerison. of Worshaju ville, Va.: Wiliam M. Black. of Lynch? burg: Professor Ormond Stone. TJniver? sity of Virginia: X D. uali. of Fairfax: F. P. P. Patrick. of ycott: Dr. James A. Quarles. of Washington and T.ee TJni? versity; Secretary. A. II. Foreman, of Norfolk: Treasurer. X. P. Paintcr. of Vinton. Many of the dele^ntcs to (lio teachers' association have remained over to hear the topics discussed in the superinten? dents" conference BOTH WERE DEAD Parents Killed Themselves While Chil dren Were Happy. (By Assoclated rrr.~>.) GRAXD FORKS, X. P.. July 7?While their son and daughter were entertain ing friends at their home Saturday niglit Charles .1. McCormick, a Great Xorth erii Railroad conductor, nnd his wife were dying in a bath-tub upon the samo f'oor. Their bodics were found later by their son. Mr. and Mrs. MeGormiok had been driving in tho evening. nnd both ap pearcd to be in excellent health and spirits. Returning home, they spoke to their son and daughter. The party in the parlor made merrv until n late hour. When the guest:; had left llilby. the ton. aged thirteen years. went to call his parents. supposing they liad fallen aslcep. He could get no re sponsc. aud, becoming alarmed. sought assi.stancc. When the door to the bath roqni was forced niion Mr. and Mrs. Mc? Cormick were. found dead. Their bodies were in the bath tub. Near by stood a partly emptled bottlc of beer and frag nvnts of a lunch. A physician who was called thought they had been dead two hours. No satisfactory cxplanation of the tragedy could be given, though the evldence points to poisoning. FLAMES UNCHECKED Fireat Lourenco Marquez Destroys Im t^mense Quantity of Army Stores. (Bv Associated Press.) L.0TJRENZO. MARQUE-, PORTU GTJ_.SE. EAST AFRICA, July 7.?The firu which began here July :;d, and which. bv the following day. had destroyed Brit? ish military stores valued at over _5Cki. 001. shows" little sign of abating and is lil.ely to burn for spnie days to come. The'fire slarted at the Netherlands Picr and spread to adjoining property. * ln the event of a change of wind sev oral other storage yards. where many tliousands of fcet or". timher and other goods are stored. will become involvcd. 1 ho fire brigade is powerless to obtain cchtrol of the flames, which. towering to a prcat height, completcly illuminate the bty. SftlLOR INDICTEDi CRiMINAL_ASSAULT Jacob Ballinger Indicted by the Grand Jury for Bigamy. A SUICIDAL ATTEMPT The New Hampton Roads Electric Line is Stopped from Building by an ln. junction from its Rival?Colored Real Estate Agents Indicted. (Speciai Dispatch to The Times.) NEWPORT NEAVS, VA., July 7.?P. H. Butler, a sailor on the Lnited States training ship Lancaster. was indicted in Hampton to-day on a charge of attempt ed criminal assault on Mamie Smith, eleven year old daughter of Mrs. Kate Smith, of Phoebus. He is said to ha\'e taken the little girl to his room and the brother hearing the screams came to the rescue. the sailor escaping until arrested yesterday. The grand jury also indicted Jacob Bal? linger." charsed with bigamy. He reeont ly married Mrs. Sarah O'Kefe. of Phoe? bus, and is said to have a wife in Yv'ash ington. Wiltiams and Mann, negro real estate dealers.who recently skipped their bonds, were Indicted on two counts each for alleged forgery and larccny. ATTEMPTED SU1CIDE. N. A. Drumheler, carpenter, attempted suicide early this morning by taking laudanum. ilis life was saved. Drum? heler had written a letter asking his fam? ily to meet him in lleaven and leaving his tools to his son. One of the prinoipal business blocks ln the city was barely saved from destruc tion by fire this morning. the fiamos be? ing discovered in the building of the Sanitary Construction Company. Some small boys are. said to have started th? blaze to see the fun. The German government is said to have a speciai agent here for the purpose of lnspecting the facilties of this yard with a view to sending all German vessels. stationed on this o.ue of the Atlantic, to Nowport News for prenera! repairs. The cruiser Vincta, flagship of the German AA'est Indian Squadron, is here now, this behig her second time at this vard for overhauling. HELD BV RIA'AL- LINES. NEAA-PORT NEAVS, ArA.. JJuly 7 AAhen the Hampton Roads Railway and Electric Company attempted to construet it sline'on Locust Street this morning it was stopped by an injunction by the Newport News and Old Point Railway and Electric Company, the rival road which claims right of way on the thor oufrhfare. BecausO. they are charged with main taining a. ponri which is said to be a per foct typhoid fever breeding bed. B. F. Hudgins, James A'. Bickford. H. AA'. Booker and Herbert Jones. four of the most prominent business men in Hamp? ton, were indicted to-day. RTICULATE BEAT TPE DERBY W Drew Away from Wyeth and Won Easily by Five Length?His Eleventh Victory. (By Associated Press.) CHICAGO, July 7.?Articulate. owned by George A. Davis, of San Francisco, aiid trained by R. A. Smith. won his eigb.th straight victory to-day. In the third; race at Washington Park ho eas ilv outran the Derby wiriner, Woyth. Ar? ticulate and AVyeth were assignod oqual weights by the. scalo. but AVyeth picked up two pounds in order that. Lyne, the stable jockey, might ride. In a sloppy going. Articulate went right to the front, and although AA'yeth hung to within two Iongths of him for five furlongs, nnd weakened only a little before tho;,- turn? ed into the stretch. Articulate event ually drew away and won easily by five lensths. Summaries: First race?mile and twenty yards? Otis (4 to 5). first: Favonius (10 to 1), second: Brlef <S to 1), third. Time: 1:4S 3-5. Second race?two-year olds; five fur? longs? Gregor (200 to 1). first: Top Soil 0*. to 1). second; Mirance (10 to 1), third. Time: 1:05. Third race?mile and an eighth?Arti? culate (7 to 10), first; Wyeth (13 to 5), second: Wild Pirate (.SO to 1), third. Time: 2:01. Fourth race?siv furlongs?Ethel Wheat (7 to 1), first; Red Hook (S to 1), second; Hanover Queen (9 to f>>, third. Time: 1:20. Fifth race?three-year-olds; one mile? Lucien Appleby (11 to 10), first: Corri gan (4 to 1), second; Bragg (5 to 1). third. Timo; 1:415. Sixth race?Selling: seven and a half furlongs?AA'inter (11 to 2), first: Artena (20 to 1), second; Marshal (G to 1), third. Time: 1:41 2-5. AT BRIGHTON BEACH. Keyncte, Old Engiand and Ohnet Were Winhing Favorites. (By Associated Press.) NEAV YORK. July 7.?Keynote, Old Engiand and Ohnet were the wintung fa? vorites at Brighton Beach to-day. Tho feature w;is the fmish in the first race. which was for apprentice boys, when Keynote was a favorite at 7 to 10. Choate (S io l) led his field in the first quarter by six lengths. but Keynote in a hard drive managed to get a dead' heal. Sum n' a i y: * First lace?mile and a sixteoiith? Choate (S to 1) and Keynote (7 to 10) ran r'.ead hcat: Bessio McCarthy (0 to 2) third. Time. 1:17. Run-off?Keynote tl to 5) first, Choate (,'; to 1; second. Time. 1:52 1-5. Second race?five furlongs?Eugene Ilurch (11 to 5) first, St. Jii'V (2 to 1) sec? ond. Louiie Elston (6 to 1) third. Time, 1:01 2-5. Third race?six furlc.-ngs?Old Engiand i\ ;o 2) first. Josepha iZ to 1) second, hemorse (1 to 1) third. Time, 1:13 4-5. Fourth race?handicap, mile ar.d" a fur long? Francesco tl2 to 11 first. Nons (2 to lt second, Roxane (Z to 1) third. Time. 1:51 4-5. Fifth race?six furlongs?Dramatist (6 to 1) first. Joe Cobb (even) second. Frank lin C. (12 to 1) third. Time. 1:14 J>-5. Sixth race?mile and a sixteenth?Ohnet (even) first. Peninsula (5 to 1) soeond, Satire (13 to 5) third. Time, 1:13. PHILLIES WERE BEATEN Rain and Wet Grounds Interfered With Two Games Yesterday. Scores Yesterday. Pittsburg. 5; Philadelphia, 3. Brooklyn, 5; Cincinnati, 0. Positively cured by these ' Iiittlo Pills. They also rclicve Distress from Dyspepsia, Indigestion and Too PIcarty Eating. A pcr fect remedy for Dizzincs3, Kausea, Drowsi ness, Bad Taste in the Mouth, Coatcd Tongue Pain in the Side, TORPID LIVER. They Rcgulatc the Bowels. Purely Vegetablc. Smaii PUI. Smail Dose. Chlcago-New York. wet grounds St. Louis-Boston, rain. 3cores Sunday. ri-.icago. S: Pittsburg, 3. St. Louis. 7; New York. 1. Brocklyn, 14; Cincinnati. 3. Standing of the Clubs. Clubs: Won Pittsburg .46 Boston .33 Brooklyn .30 Chicago .3:; Philadelphia ....20 St. Louis .?. .23 Cincinnati .24 New York .20 42 Where They Play To-Day. Philadelphia at Pittsburg. Brooklyn at Cincinnati. New York at Chicago. Boston at St. Louis. Brooklyn, 5; Cincinnati, 0. (P>v A.i??n<-i:itPd TrosO CINCINNATI, July 7.?Cincinnati could do .'nothing with Newlon to-day and played a miserablc game. Attendan'ce, riOO. Score: R. H. B. CJncinna ti ..;..a.O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0?0 5 2 Brooklyn .03000200 n?5 11 0 Batteries?Thcilman and Pietz: New ton and Ahern. Time: 1:30. Umpires: Powers and Brown. Pittssburg, 5: Philadelphia, 3. PITTSBUIRG. PA.. July 7.?Until the eiphth innintr Pittsburg was kopt guess ing, then four hits won the game for the home team. Attendance: 100. Score: R. H. E. Pittsburg .2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 *?-5 7 2 Philadelphia ...110003 00 0?3 S 2 Batteries?Tannehill nnd Smith; Ibefge and Doern. Timo: 1:45. Umpire: Emslie. American Leaguo Results. Baltimore, 13; Washington, 0. Cleveland, S; Chicago, .">. Boston, 4; Philadelphia, 2. -? North Carolina League. Charlotte. 3; Newbern. 7. Greensboro, 5: Durham, 1. Raleigh 1,"., Wilmington 4. CADETS UNDER SUSPICION May Have Set Fire to Royal Military College at Sandhurst. (By .Associated Press.) LONDON, July 7.?Winston Spencer Churchill (Conservativel and Ivor Chufchill Guest (Conservative) in the House of Commons to-day, ralsed the question of the "Rustication,"' of the cadets of ihe Royal Military College, Sandhurst. as a rosult of their failure 10 denounce the persons guilty of start ing the recent fires at that institution. Tho War Secretary. Mr. Brodorick. after narrating tho facts, already known, said the "rusticated" cadets would lose torms of seniority. No charge bad boon formu lated against individuals but the cadets who had left Sandhurst all helonfred to companios whose quarters had boen set on fire. Some of them had been seen entering a room shortly before one of the fires. There was. thereforo. sood rea? son to believe that. several cadets were Implicated in the unfortunal business. Tho eommander-in-chief. Lord Roberts, considered that tho safety of the 00] lege demanded the. enforcement of string ent measuros. TO SEE FRIENDS John Mitchell is Not in New York to Settle the Strike. (B\- Associated Press.) NEW YORK, July 7? President Mitchell of the United Mirie Workers, who arriv ed in the. city last night. said to-day that the purpose 01" his visit was to see some friends who are to sail for Europe to morrow. "ls it. your purp ple with a. view 0 for tho, purpose c mise?" was askod. "I shall decline to discuss the repiied Mr. Mitchell. to see certain peo ttling the striko or ffecting a compro 3trike," Dr. T. B. Thames Resigns. (Speciai Dispatch to Tho Times.) DANV1LLE. VIRGINIA; July 7,.?After thirteen years' service, Rev. T. B. Thames. D. D., has tendered his resigna tion' as pastor of tho First Baptist Church. this city. The fact was pub licly ahnounced this morning, althougti the members of his immediate church discussed the matter yesterday. It is the source of conversataion on the street to-day. An effort will be made to in fluence the Doctor to reverse his decision. Since his residence in this city Dr. Thar.ies has made himself exeeedingiy popular. Dr. Thames is a momher of the State Missidnary Board and presi? dent of tho Virginia Baptist Educational Board. He sticceeded Dr. George B. Eager. a professor in the Baptist Semi nary at Louisville, Ky.. as pastor of the church here. coming from Chicago. The utmost good feeling exists between him and his people. It is understood that his wishes are to be consulted as to accept ance and time of leaving. an effort is being made to mduce him to remain until after his first year's work on the Board of Educataion -s completed, which will be in Novemher. Can Give Information. Editor of the Times: Sir.?I have just learned that in one of the February Nos. of The Times. some one was asking throught Ls columns for information concerning the relatives of Mr. James Cocke. If the Mr. James Cocke in question was the old gentleman from Prince George county,, who, though too old 10 De a soldier in the civil war was taken prisoner by the Federal soldlers, and died at "Point Lookout," while in prison. perhaps I can give the writer the desired information. Respectively, GEORGE AA\ FIELD. Mr. Kemper Sick. Mr. F. R. Kemper. chief clerk at the penitentiary. is ccntined to his home by sickness. He is not seriously 111, and is expected to he out in a few days._ PILES CURED WITHOUT THE KNIFE ltching. Elind. Bleeding or Protruding Piles. Your drusgist will refund your money if PAZO QINTMENT fails to cure you. 50 cents. CASTRO WILL IHE FIELD_IH_P_R_OH At Head of Own Troops He Will Assume Offensive Against Revoiutionists. (By Associated Press.) WILLEMSTED, CURACAO, July 7.? President Castro, of Venezuela, left Car acas Sunday. not for Valencia, as had previously been.announced, but for EaV Guaira, takipg with him his private. guard of 500 veteran soldiers and General Ferrer as chief of staff. The President reached LaGuaira at 5 P. M., and left on the steamer Ossun at midnight, his destination being Guantana. or Bariota, about 150 miles east of LaGuara. He in tends to reorganizo the government forces at and about Barcelona, and as sume the ofliensive against the revoiu? tionists at once. Nobody at Caracas can explain this change in President Castro's plans. and the stop taken is cbnsidered as perilous as the invasioh of Valencia district by the main army of the revoiutionists. This forco will be opposed by the government army, under General Seferino Castillo. wiLEFMSTAD.ISLAND OF CT'RACOA. July 7.?Later in the day news reached here from Venezuela that 3.000 govern? ment troops under General Modesto Cas? tro, the President's brother. were com pletcly routed July 3, between Barce? lona and Aragua by troops of the revo lutionary army under the command of General Rolando. Tho government forces lost all of their ammunition and equip ment and many ot" the soldiers descrted to the revoiutionists during the engage ment. After the battle the revolutionary army moved on Barcelona and surround ed that city. The inhabitants were panic stricken, the shops were closed and the streets were barricaded. Will Lead in Person. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, July 7.?The State De partment has received a cablegram from Cnited States Minister Bowen, at Cara? cas. stating that the Venezuelan Gov? ernment has notificd him that President Castro lias decided to personally lead his troops against the revolutionary furces ln the field, and that Vice-President Go mez has assumed charge of the executive branch of the government. The prevailing view among South American diplbmats is that nothing but a rpost acute situation would cause Presi? dent Castro to drop the reins of gov? ernment at Caracas and take personal charge of tho army. and that ho is to lead a forlorn hope. In other quarters, however. confidenre is exp'ressed that Castro will repel the irnpending attack. *?it the TJ/iQatres, "The Christian" was revived at the Academy of Music last night by the. Gif ten Company with much tho same. suc cess attending as at the production of the play earlier in the season. Miss Grayce Scott repeated her line portrayal ot Glory Quayle and Mr. Bennett was again a most acceptable John Storm. There were some changes in the assign ment of several of the rolls. Mr. Ryder was seen as lloratio Drake, Mr. Duane as Lord Siorm, and Mr. King as Arch deacon Wealthy. The hasty withdrawal of Mr. Jennings from the company at the eleventh hour necessitated the rear rangement, but the performance. if any thing, was beneflted by the recast. On Thursday night "The Wife" becomes the bill and continues to the end of the week, being the farewell production, as the season"closes on Saturday night. Laughs came fast and furious at the Casino last night, and the brightest per formarices of the Bijou Comedy Company never made more laughter than did Mus ical Max Hoffman's Troubadours. about as clever an organization of merry-mak ers as ever worked before a Richmond au? dience. Everybody in tho audience knew everybody on the stage, either person? ally or as players, and it wasn't long after the curtain went up before the audi? ence ancl their entertainers were mutual ly enjoying the company of each other. The show is without doubt the best ever sc-en at the Casino, this or any otl/T season. nnd weather permitting. will at tract immense crowds during the remain inpr performances, as it. did last night. Nobody with any fondness for amuse ment could resist the. antics of Little Chip nor the. drollery of Tony llart, while the twelve fair members of the chorus are sufficiently attractive to be worth seeing twice. Then, there is hand? some David Andrada, aristocratic John Early. clever Tom Hall and comical An dfew Bode. There are seven acts as fine as any ever at the Casino. and an afterpiece. a little old but rejuvenated by the Troubndours. The. acts of the ollo are mostly the musi cal oompositions of Max Iloffman. and thev introduce Misses Hayes, Celecte and Hodgson. Miss Eva Burnham, Mr. Early, Little Chip. Edith Warner and the chorus; tho Bijou Quartette. Miss Hodgson. danseuse. nnd Little Chip. Tony Hart. Miss Madison and Miss Marsh. They all do clever acts. and each was encored more than once. In the after sketch. a bur lesque on a police court. the entire com panv of twenty people is given free rein and* the fun comes fast. Misses Hayes, Hodgson, Celeste. Madison. Marsh. War? ner, Burnham. Lester. Pierce. Harvey. Tormie and Scott are the pretty mem? bers of the former Bijou Comedy Com? pany with the Troubadours. Owing to a misunderstanding with Mr. Giffen, of the Giffen Company, Mr. Jen ninss has severed his contract with the organization and will not appear this week. Incidentally, this rupture brousht out the fact that Mr. Jennings will play with the Fawcett Stock Company which will play Richmond, Norfolk and Baltimore, over the Wells circuit next season. He has just made his denl with the Fawcett Company; therefore the only result to himself or his sudden departure from the Giffen Company will be the fact that he will f;o on his summer vacation a v.eek earlier. Having this contract for tT-xt season in his pocket. too. Mr. Jen? nings felt that he could be. independent v her it came (town to standing on what he believes are his rights. Owing to Mr. Giffen's inability to se cure an actor for the light role of Horatio Drake in tho first production of "The Christian," he assicned it to Mr. Jennings. although the role was never intended for a character actor as Mr. Jennings is. However, he made a success in the part. A while after this Mr. Frank Roberts. who played Archdeacon Wealthy in that east. left the company nnd still later Mr. Ryder was added. When notice of the revival was given it was presumert that Mr. Ryder would play the Rohorts '?;:ii. but instead, this was assigned to Mr. JenniiiRs, and Mr. Ryder was as signed to his part. This is what catised the trouble. HE GOVERNOR WILL SPEAK He Goes to University to Attend Con? ference of Superintendents. Governor Montague. after a day of hard work in his office."left vesterday afternoon for Charlottesville. where he will deliver an address before the Conference of School Superintendents now in session. There is no subject of public moment which lies closer to Governor Montague's heart than that of education, and he never misses an opportunity to give ex press'.on to his views. which are far in advance of conditions now existing in the public school system of the State. Gov? ernor Montague is an advocate of tech nical mechanlcal training and many other reforms along these lines. STOCK TAKING SALE Our Annual Inventory always leads to some extraordinsry bargain offerings. This year has been no exception, and the r.??! .ANNUAL ri EARANCE ? of surplus stock brings some opportunities that are abso'.uteiy umque in the history ot the ptano trade in this city. 37 PIANOS WILL BE SOLD AT A LOSS. Ab.olute necessity for the room they occupy in order to carry out improvements and fill out our next season's program makes the immediate Ioss imperative. SOME STEINWAYS AMONG THEM, ALSO SOME KNABES. HARDMAN, HAINES, ARE _STANDARD REPRESENTED IN THE KIMBALL, LOT. For Church. School. or Home. At your price?any price?and on vour own terms. They must be moved at once, ho matter what the loss may be. EVERY NOTED MAKE IS REPRESENTED ALTER oses & Co. LARGEST AND OLDEST MUSIC HOUSE IN THE SOUTH 103 EAST BROAD STREET. L~ AMTJSEMENTS. FAREWELL WEEK. The GIFFEN Company ,N "The Christian" Thursday?"The Wife." LAUOH! LAUQH! LAUGH1 LAUOH ftlax Hoffmann'sTROUBADOURS PjIIRTH AND MUSIC! Matinee Wednesday. WEST END ELECTRIC PARK j NATATORIUM, TOBOGGAN-SLIDE, nERRY-OO-ROUND, RATHSKELLER Open from 6 A. M. to midnight daily, except Sunday. Take any car golng west. No transftr. One fare. _ EXCTJRSIONS. Laurel St. M. E. Church Will run their EXCURSION to .Buckroe Beach; Thursday, July 10. Wait and go with them. Train leaves C. & O. depot 3:00 A. M. Re turning leaves Beach at 7 P. M. Tickets, $1.00; Children, 50c. COMBINATION MOONLIGHT EX? CURSION. The Epworth League, tha Wilchire Cir cle of Union-StatiOn M. E. Church, Tuesday Evening, July 8,1902 MUSIC.-REFRESKMENTS. Gentlemen. 50c. (privilege of taking lady on same ticket); ladies and chil? dren. 25c. The Pocahontas will leave- the wharf promptly at S:15 P. M. ^_^_ THE ORANGE HORSE SHOW THIS MOHTH The History of the Association One of Phenomena! Success. Coming Exhibit the Largest. (=p?cia! Disnatch to Th" lim's > ORNAGE. VA?. Jul.v 7.-The fifth an? nual exhibition of the Orange Horse men'= Association will take place on the 55th and 23th of this month. The 1m pression is that it will be the most successful and imposing exhibition ever given by this association. About flve years ago a few centlemen <~ot together and organizetl the associa? tion with a capital of 1400. Success crowned their efforts, and now they own their grounds, which comprises ten acres of level land. beautifully situated in th.i outskirts of the town of Orange. upon which they havo put all necessary im? provements?an exhibition track, 20Jx30?J feef a grand stand which will seat about .1.000 spectators: 50 box stalls, &c. The. "prize list for this year embraces almost every conceivable kind of a horse. and tho prizes amount to $1,500. In the memory of your correspondent there has never before been in Orange county such a stlmulus to the breeding and training of good horses. . THANK5 NATION Prince of Wales Ascribes His Father's Recovery to Science. (Bv Associated Press.) LONDON. July 7.?In inaugurating the Raphael Nutses' Home of Guy's Hospi? tal, this evening the Prince of AAales said all would joiti him in expressing un bouncted thankfulness to God for the.rner ciful recovery of his dear father. I nej had all been cheered ancl supported dur? ing the severe trial bv the deep syny pathv of the whole Empire and they who "had watched at the Kings bedside realized how much was due to the emi nent surgical anrl medical sklll and to tho highly-trained and patienc nurslng of the King. . . ? At 10 o'clock this morning. the follow? ing bulletin on King Edward s condi? tion was posted at Buekingham Palace. -The King had nine hours natural sleep and his progress continues to be untnterrupted. The wound is discharg inir freelv and is Iess painful to dress. (signed.) :la^xg: "BARLOAV." STJM_r.EE. HESORTS. THE WILLOUGHBY, WHIoughby Beach. Va. MODERN, UP-TO-DATE SEASIDE HOTEL. Fine Surf Bathing. Good Flshtnz, Boatlae. Music. Write foc boofclet. J. WATKINS LEE. Manac-r. BUFFALO LITHIA SPRINGS HOTEL. (COTTAGE SYSTEM). on Norfolk Division Southern Railwav. Meeklenburg county. Va., fiftv-five mile3 east of Danville. Va. ROlXn TRIP AXD EXCT-RSION TICKETS on sale at reduced rates from all nrincipal points. HOT AND COLD MIXERAL WATER BATHS. For terms for board anplv to A. W ari'HKR. Manager. thomas F. c.onpK. Proprletor. Dr. A. T. FIXCH. Resident Fhyslclan. SUMMER REST Open July 1st to Oct. 1st, For particulars apply at of? fice, 711 East Franklin St. Tuesdays and Fridays 5:30 to 7 p. m. GREY CLIFF-SCMMER HOME NEAR the White Sulphur Sprines. For parti? culars apply to Miss A. T. DANIEL "White Sulphur Sprincs. Va. GREEtMBRIER Whifc Sulphur Springs, VVcsf Virsinia, (The "OLD WHITE" Sulphur), open jrNE 15. Faruous for its sulphur bath-. Mi.Jern Improve ments, with prlvme h;ifbs. Orih^rra of 15 pieca. Terms. $15 t-i $_"> week. $50 to $00 r*>r month. Write tor illustrated nookiet. Adflres* HAliRIN'.TON MILLS. M.inager. Greonbrler White S-ilphur Sprinss. W. Va. EDUCATIONAL. c UNIVERS1TY SCHOGL Opp. Monroe Park, : Richmond. Va. Thirty-pishth sossien b-cins September lSth. 1902. Roardine 'lepartment Umited. Principal ?>' S<>. * N^rth Relvldere Street after S.-ptfinber ."rh. At r'ni^rsity of Vlr einiii students from tbis school won ln 1 S95-*6 four degrees and -7 diplomas; TWO of the FIVE il. A.'s ??! th.ir year; ln 10OO-OI ' six deprors and 55 diplomas; ln lO.'u-J feur degrees aml 40 diplomas. For cotnplete record nt this and 'he other Ur.iversities and Colleges, together with Courses, System, Teachers, etc, see Cata? logue. whli-h in'ir he had :if hnotc and drng stores. er hy mall upen apoltcatlon tr John r. McGuire or M. M. McGuire, 15 Chamber ot Commerce Building ST.ALBANS SCHOOL FOR BOYS. Xp.ir Radford, Va. Session opens Sert. II. On a fifty-acre tract, two thousand feet above sea level, in the blue-grass region ot Virginia. Htted with every modern eonvenience. Per? sonal attention to developmem of character and ahility of pupiis a special a:m. Ten years of successft'I work. On main line of Norfolk and western. ' GEORGE W. AULES. WiNSLOW H. PANDOLPH. Pnncipals. For information or catalo^ues address Sr. Albans. Radlord, Va., or W. H. Randolph, Aiexandria. Va. RICHMOND ACADEMY Prepares bovs thorougbly for college or unl versitv. Able Facult of cxperiencei teach? ers. "Excellent acccmmodations are leing provided cn Lombardy and Hanover streets. Amoni; s.ccia! advantaaes are spacious. en cksed grounds and a we i-equipped cymna sium. Acade.ny opens bept.mter :?. For information, app.y to F. W. Boatwright. p::hmond Coliese, PLbmond Va. The Glebe School, A Scilool For Boys. JUN1U3 E. LEIGH, Head Master. This school will open ?Monday, Sept.29, 1902 it will consist of two departments. one pri mary tor very young boys, and one prepara tory for collegiate and university work. JUNIUS E. LEIGH, 304 W. Grace St. HULLiNS lii^TiTUTE,Virginia Ks'.abluihed in 1SUS For rh; H:_hir Educat.on cf Younz Ladiil Facalty; IS pentiemeii ?nd :_ !?._?*. Enrollm^iU. 2*3 pupjl* frooi ;t states. ForUIt?trated catalogue. apply to MAT'l V L. COCKE, President, Holliru. Va. Nolley's School for Boys. 107 N. PINE ST.. RICHMOND. VA. Prepar*s boy? for College and l'nWer?itles. Opeus MONDAY. September _M; a*w puplU classlfled FRIDAY. Septe_ber l?th. Citalogue* at the b>ioi? stores and Chelf's Dru.ij Store. op posite the School-house. GEOKGE M. NOLLEY. A. M. (R. M. C). Trln cipal; ALGERNON B. CHANDLER. Jr . A. M. (L'n. Va.>. l-?t Asslstant: J. MERRITT LEAK. A. M. (R. M. C.?. 2d Asslstaat. For further laformatloa apply ta the Priacly*l at Ashland, Va.