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"Rejected communications will not be re .iurnod.., i All letters recommending candidates for 'office must be paid for to insure their rpubneation: This. is a long-standing rule 'Of OUTS.-... , - Resolutions of respect to deceased mem bers passed by societies, corporations, as sociations, or other organizations, .will be charged for as advertising matter. ■■■': UP-TOWX OFFICE, BROAD-STREET PHAKMACY,. • 519 EAST BROAD STREET. MANCHESTER OFFICE. 3^03 HULT-. street; ; - - THURSDAT...v:r£BRUARi: 1, 1900. CONVISNTIOV CIIAMIMOXS. : The letter published/ in the Dispatch yesterday under the initials "W. F. G." contains some sUßgePtioiis well worthy tlie consideration of: the legislative cau cus of our party, which is to meet to night to fix a date lor taking the popular vote upon the question of calling a con stitutional convention. It is of the utmost importance to the sxiccess of the cause to submit .to the voters the question of "convention" or l : 'no convention" at an when, in the nature of things," the scheme will have plenty of Democratic; champions.' ' :-:Our ; caucus, obedient to what it rightly thinks is the wish of our people, has made the constitutional convention ques tion a party question, so far. as it has aiiy: authority to do" so. The next step,' /nf ter the General Assembly has acted, •will be to secure the approval 'of 'a State Democrat ie convention. With the opposition the -constitutional convention schome surely will have, it would; be unreasonable to hope for. its. success at the polls, unless the movement be endorsed and approved by the Demo cratic party of Virginia in State conven tion assembled. ..-.■■*..... ; Again, it would be in the power of a State Democratic convention to speak out and say emphatically that the foremost object of the constitutional con-, vention, would be to restrict negro suf lrage. ko. far as Tnat can be Clone without /violence to the Constitution of the United States: There is no use at all in being mealy-mouthed on the subject of negro suffrage, and the most potent voice that can be raised -i announcing ' thejturpose ■ '■ of the white people of Virginia would bo that of a State Democratic; convention. : -But even after a State Democratic con- . "vention of our party had" endorsed and ■^approved; the calling of a constitutional /"convention, the success of ' the proposi tion would depend in great measure upon ■whether our cause/were well championed .before the people or not. Upon whom \ could we depend to champion the.conven lion's 1 cause at a special election? Upon whom, at a May election? In either case special arrangements would have to be "made to. put speakers on the stump. •Would it be easy for us to make such arrangem&nts? How would we raise the money which would be needed to pay the ; of such a campaign? Would it hot be better to take the vote at the gu bernatorial election, wheiV each member of-' the; State ticket and each legislative ■^ominoeof ours' would be" a champion of /the convention? Or. are there party ob jections to that course outweighing the considerations we have mentioned? -These are things the earnest lrk-nds of -'. negro suffrage must think "about. If our party is going into ibis thing at all let it go in to win. There has been so. much -delay— so much hesitation upon, the: i^art of the/Democrats of Vir ginia—in the matter of calling a consti r fiutionai? convention, the minds of the people now need to be braced up by as surances tliat the party Ss in the Jight to v.-in! /iHowever, we do .not -wish to A cast /my.' blame upon any one. for the past. The party was so circumstanced that it could lijardly'. have done anything else ; than what it did do. • \: WheUicr "W. F./G.'s" suggestion be "practical or not we -do not know. It is that; coincldently. with the taking' of the vote upon calling a constitutional conven iion' delegates to that convention shall be by. the people. In other words, he would ;follo%v the example set in this State-inUbe; calling of the secession con- A'cntJon; but it will be lor constitutional lawyers to say £ if what was legally Per missible then is so- now. There's tlie rub. »■» ■ We commc-nd all - these matters to the careful ' attention of the legislative - cau- , ouij. After thinking them, over we believe 'it'-:" 'will, reaJize- how ..very desirable— yea, Heot-Bsary— it is : for. the^ success of the constitutional convention scheme for the :}>afty ; ;to put itself, in apposition where "there, will be no doubt; about; Its having / plenty^ of, stump speakers when: the issue -lb\madfc at the: polls". : - . SfyUlCilNliVS; .MO>OI'CIA r .. --rAKTA'KIt: -.-•■■■;■■■ : ■ ■ ' - '- " ----- ' -.; rf :..-' --■ .--.-.- -.- -.. - > Ah li;«s ln-cji jwinifd out,- and demon- K?sirat'ec!, " wo think, for Virginia ; to- con tinue under present conditions'' to be a illmtner ;• Jn tlie '>llieiimond/X r Fredericks- 1 pjburg? and ;> Potomac . rajiroad _:. Is ; : to. ; ; reflect" rofiho!-:er ofiho!-:e who : ; made Jier.'a member, of that partnerahlp,. 'ai\d. r suiilffy .".';hor ". record- in Y\ connection,, with public .-:■■ improvements:'- - ~ } t: j any ~ thing' is 'clear X it., is/// that yihir Commons wV.-iiih's course^ »n hpcoming v nf stock-; : holder, in • the ro.-ul '■ wasf d)cuite(l' by .broad considerations of* public! policy, as in-: Uolvod Inaliling in the development of the State's material- ■ n-sources '; aiid affording: the, people Increased traffic, f travel, and mail facilities: /As _the situation then prcsontcd-'itselt; the /.action ofrthe State in entering' in to 7 the , partnership /waV : ' justifiable. Hut it is, equally, clear, tliai. this "justification-ce ased .to exist when conditions so changed /:.* to render the rontinuance of - th<V- partnership a burden and a hardship -lipWtho- poopio ofu-laigc section within her borders. It .'is.- equally clear that -the compact came to contravene public policy, wh.nu with out /menace to the convenience, pros perity, and progress of those it was origi nally de-signed to benefit, it was- per petuated at the expense nf .the con venience, prosperity.', i and progress . of others, who have a co-ordinate claim to the pursuit of these, and to such- help as the Stale can' give them therein. '.This, help Virginia can give, this act 'of squal 'jus lice to all .Virginia can do. and that, .too, on most favorable pecuniary terms for. herself, by withdrawing from the part nership.' Only that way. can the con summation .be attained. That way -lies duty and the vindication of the principle of the greatest good to the greatest num ber. : Only by recognizing the obligation to- vindicate this principle by incorporat ing a competing road to Washington can the Legislature relieve the State from the' odium of fostering and sustaining a trust and monopoly that exacts tribute from thousands upon thousands of her people and bars development in a vast area of her territory. . But, aside from the question of public policy, and looking at the matter from a selfish business standpoint, if you will, so far as the State is concerned, what justification is there for the continuance of the partnership? The facts would seem to prove that antagonism to. the proposed new line is based o;i bad busi ness reasoning. What, in brief, is the offer of the Richmond and Washington Air-Line Company, in consideration of being granted a charter? It is that the new company, under sufficient bond, will for five years guarantee the. Common wealth on her present Richmond, Frede ricksburg and Potomac holdings an an nual dividend equal to that she is now receiving from the said holdings-the new company, in case that the earnings of the old do not permit the present divi dends, to make up the deficit. Or the new company will, at any time during five years, purchase atuhe State's option her holdings in the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac,' at a named and liberal price. Thus, no matter what might be the fortune of the Richmond, Fredericks burg and Potomac during the next live years, the State could count on a certainly, in the way of revenue, or proceeds of sale of her stock. But it is argued that the construction, of a competing road would redound to the disadvantage; of the private stock holders, and even though the State would be safeguarded in the guarantee of divi dends, or purchase of her stock, it is the duty of the Richmond, Frederieksburg and Potomac Company/to protect the private parties in interest. This argu ment is being urgently pressed upon, the private stockholders, •with a view "io in-; ducing thorn .to-rally- their friends to the ' support of the monopoly, '.and it must be confessed that on its face, it is some what specious. But a little compara tive study of the effect of . chartering competing lines under virtually similar; conditions of State interest will expose its fallacy. Take the notable case of the Western and Atlantic railroad, from Atlanta to Chattanooga, and the. East Tennessee. Virginia and Georgia.' The State of Georgia owned the former and the latter applied for a charter- to parallel it. "or construct a competing "line. The president of the Western' and At lantic planted himself, to the surprise of many, on the broad; ground that if the East Tennessee, Virginia and • Georgia were built the increased business brought about by competition would hold his road harmless, while the State would be im mensely benefited by the rise in values. The Georgia Legislature saw the matter in that light, the charter was granted, the road was ; opened, for • traffic late in ISS2; and what was the sequel? Now we have the statement, on the best -of authority, that the total gross earnings of the Western and ' Atlantic for the years 2S">-1552, inclusive, were $10433,912.09, or 51.27-M59.01 /per annum; that the total gross earnings of the same read for the years ISS3-IS2O, inclusive, were $10,359, eia.4o, or, ?1,295.C90.-J3 per annum, and; that since 3890 the earnings have averaged largely over the figures above given. Certainly there is nothing in this show ing to warrant the solicitude of the Ricii mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac for ihe interests of its private stockholders. It places the company in the position of not/ understanding, or antagonizing, the interests of that class, and appeals as a simple business proposition to ihe pri vate stockholders to advocate the con struction of the new road. Moreover, jhl mittirig, for the; sake of argument, that the State should not part with her stock, it places her, in the event of her refusal ■to charter the new road, In the position of ignoring an, opportunity to derive greater revenue than ever from her monopolistic holdings. And this incon sistent attitude would be accentuated by the fact that the greater dividend reve nue resultant from competition would be supplemented by the revenue derived from an increase of taxable values alonv, the route of the Richmond and Washing ton- Air-Line Railway Company's road. And • that, too, without depreciation/but more likely, judging from experience, with appreciation of. these values in. the territory through which -the Richmond. Fredericksburg and Potomac runs. So, we say, that reducing the question to its last analysis, neither from the" stand point of public policy nor ..business judg ment can the latter company, in its own behalf, as, representing the private stock holders, or as a "guardian" of Virginia's: interests, sustain itself. P.y the same tokens the State* could, not sustain her self- in siding with; the: company. > : / •.:-". The assassination of Senator. Coebel, of Kentucky, is the logical outcome of the. general Republican party . policy of force, aiid/.of ruthlessness- in tho. exo^ution of party plans. That, policy, and the' party, that is- responsible for .it/.' tleFurve- the severest possible ..ci)!idt:ir.nation,' and - the .Republican rank, and file .should be' taught at ; the; poll.V that the- methods. of> their leaders will; not be..; .submitted to inde finitely., by the; jK'ople : of/ thJs country. //;. -■-'.Th«: --vehicje of to-day : - is nbt : the auto inoWlc. : but- the. coal-cart. : THE RICHMOND bISPATGH^THCRSbAY; FEBRUARY^ r 1/)OQ- THE KEXTICKY SITUATION. Taking advantage of |- a clause Ken tucky Const! tu tioh //which ''authorizes ■ the Executive to. ad joui*n; the v Legislature^ from Frankfort to/aiiy: other/place in /the; State in/caKe/bf /."insurrection"- or pesti-i lenoe^; Governor -Taylor. hasjssued. a. prY; claniatlon adjoufningtlie Legislature to; London, where he" calls uPpn it to.nieet on/February Cth. . That-there isno. insurrection at Frank fort, that there has not been rioting even/ if? well known^and. -therefore,/ the Demo cratic members are disposed to treat this act of the Executive's ais/ high-handed/ ustirpation and intolerable tyranny. ■;-. The report agreed upon/ by. the C6ntest : !CommHtee/day before; yesterday asserts, that Goebel. not Taylor, was elected . on November 7, 3SH9, and now it only remains for the Legislature to meet and adopt the report in order to oust Taylor. To avoid/ that result, the Governor has barred the doors of "the State House with armed-; sol-, diers. and has doneall he can to prevent members, finding any other meeting place in Frankfort. Meanwhile, the Republican members have expressed a purpose to go to. Lon don, and if the Democrats do not present themselves ithere they ; will organize a "rump": Legislature. And. by. many that, is believed- to be the very, thing the so called Governor wishes. Nothing would delight him more than to create a condi tion which would give some pretence for the Federal authorities to interfere. Meanwhile, however, the shooting of Mr.. Goebel has aroused the indignation of all right-thinking men of both parties, and the Republicans are suffering in public estimation, because if they, did not ac tually conspire to murder Goebel- it' is suspected that they are shielding the criminal. ... It seems certain that the deadly shot came from the open window of the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruc tion. And it further appears, from a newspaper account of an interview with that officer, that on Monday night he had given his consent to two unknown men for them to sleep there. That is a very remarkable statement! It is incredible that any sane man such as Mr. Burke is supposed to be would have placed two utter strangers in his office and left them in quiet possession. Yet that is the story, as.it is told, and it would seem to furnish the basis for good detective work. Be sides, it would seem to be susceptible of proof that the gangs of armed men whom the Republicans and anti-Goebel Demo crats had 'brought down from Frankfort had freely threatened that Goebel never should be seated. The death of Mr. Goebel. will raise an interesting question as to the succession, in case of the adoption of the Contest Committee's report. That report asserts that the Democratic candidates for Gov ernor and Lieutenant-Governor both were elected. If so, both were entitled to enter upon the duties of their offices on January Ist. But we have not heard that they, undertook to do so. Whether that failure would make any difference or not we do not know; but already the question of succession has been raised — some con tending that " the Lioutenant-Governor would succeed; others that a new election would be necessary. However, that point has not been reached yet. The so-called Governor, Taylor, may be trusted to put all sorts of obstacles in the way of a solution of the difficulties of the situa tion. Let us at. least hope that no more blood will be shed; that no further efforts will be made to put men "out of the way." Monday's crime was so black and hideous, so hurtful to Kentucky's name, it ought to cheek all further murderous impulses. London, in Laurel county, Ky.,. which Governor Taylor has designated as the meeting-place of the Legislature, is in the southeastern ptirt of the "State. It is about eighty-five miles from Frankfort. The town has few facilities for accommo dating'the Legislature, but seems to have been chosen because it is a Taylorite stronghold. In the election of last year its vote was 1.549 for Taylor, 919 for Goe bel, and 19 for Brown, the Independent Democrat. ' A Cape Town special says that on Mon day General Buller told the men that they ought not to think, because 1 they had re tired from their position, that . all then work was of no avail. ■ On the contrary, in his opinion, they had gained the. key of the road to Ladysmith, in which place lie hoped to be within a week. Wouldn't there be a jolly surprise throughout the British empire should Buller's hopes be realized? And wouldn't Buller stock go up to the top notch? Yet, such a surprise is not impossible. Who knows that White will not go to the relief of Buller and invite him in? Some pessimistic people are saying things because the total value of the per sonalty of the late Charles Grant Allen, author, only amounted to £3,500, while that of a cheese-monger, who died about tlie same time; reached £100.030. What is the inference— not that the British public loved literature less, but cheese more? Those who would defend book-writers say that the cheese-monger had a large field.of appetite to study, while, the au thor could only cater to a few fastidious appetites. The Boer war will not be so absorbing now. We have' a war of our own— in Ken tucky, and a sad war it is! The mercury is now evidently getting down to business. . Changed Circumstjinccs. (Philadelphia Record.) She: Oh. Jack! You didn't shoot that poor, little bird, did you? lie: Why, yes, dear; I thought you'd like it to trim a hat. She: Oh, hew good of you! It's per fectly lovely! ■ ■. • .'•' Intimidates Patients. . (Chicago/Record.) "That is the meanest dentist I ever saw.!'- - .-. "The one next door?" "Yos;.he keeps a phonograph in his of fice,; and people who have their teeth pulled arc afraid to make a sound." •:| OS9@ '|?OS@ | « Tells the story. ; When /your -head > ' : ;. caches, and you, feel ibilious, consti- x -' 'vk patcd, and out of tune, with: your & ; s>. stomach, soiir and no appetite, 'just ©■ $ buy, a package of .••; .- -", :■ , -X \ tHawFm PSBIrnV [^ And take : n, dose, from ,1 to/ 4 pills. § ', S You- will . be surprised : at how/easily k H* tlioy;.will do- their; work,- cure your (3-( /p headache/and blliouspess;/ rouse -the pi vp liver. and make you 'foel:happy.agaih. ; 2V'' 25 cents. Sold by all ir.eflicine dealers. X ,; TV^^ D 11 'vro/ FATiiEn, >V!io Acted : us Spet-ial Constable— Ulctl from him Injuries. -. ---NORFOLK, ■-■ 1 ,VA.,-: January'- :sl.— (Special.) J.: Winston Oahoon,-: the youns: man who 'was;' recehtiy : sent on to ■• the.gr and": jury: upon,: ' the •/charge. ;of '\ passing -a f forged'; hi2C^. "P. 011 an east Main-street . boardf" ing-house lady,; was '"-.talcen"-- to vElizabeth. City,: .N. ' C, last evening:by his' father^ who i .came ■; as a special: constable : from Pasquotank county'for him: Indictments for forgery; having^been: already; -founds against; Cahooh- in Pasquotank, and the authorities ■ here "■'} hot ' . having, a' very, strong case -against him, it was decided' to allow .the Carolina authorities; to take charge of the prisoner/ 'It is understood that- Cahoon's father, has so. settled" mat ters in ■Elizabeth City that .- his son .will probably oscape punishment. ' " ; Dr. Frank Fletcher,, of Accomac, and Mr. S. : F. -Miller, of . Mathews,'.. both -of the" State Board of Fisheries, left for Richmond this : morning, accompanied by Mr." C. J. Cannon, of Norfolk. These gentlemen, it is: presumed, have . taken to Richmond the proposed la.w. wh ich, ; if passed by the .Legislature, will pre vent the tonging -of " oysters on the na T tural rocks of Virginia during themonth of September.. . '.The ; oyster . packers : will make . a fight against this. Many .thou sands of tongers would be deprived of a r livelihood during the period. ' : Recruits are arriving at the navy-yard; almost daily to make up the crew of the new ship Albany, now in England. Tlie men, are quartered on the receiving-ship Franklin, .and in. about, two weeks Will 1 be transferred \\* the. Prairie; and sent to England; to. join their ship. About 200 men will go' from the Franklin. . ilr. -Frank 'Wiliiains,' who, while de lirious sprang from a third-story: -window in the King's ; Daughters Hospital several days ago, fracturing his skull and, break ing his leg, is dead ' from', the effects of his injuries and the disease from which he suffered., ' . '''' Information received over the United States Weather Bureau seacoast tele graph line this morning from tlie British steamship Marston" M00r,'... which went ashore Sunday, night near New Inlet Life- Saving Station, about forty miles north of Hatteras, was to the effect that the vessel had not yet been floated. While the M^rritt & Chapman wrecking tugs Rescue and Cooley were endeavoring to move the merchantman, yesterday after noon,' the hawser which -was in use broke, and further efforts to get the ship into deep water had. to be' abandoned until high-tide to-day. SPOTSYLrVAXIA. A Fire— Personal— "Want- tlie Xew Line. SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE, VA., January 31.— (Special.)— The residence of Mr. Buford. T. Andrews, situated at the. old court-house, two and one half. miles West of this place, together with his granary, were totally destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon at 3: o'clock. Both buildings were of brick, and prior to -the removal of the county seat to this place were used as 'Clerk's office- and jail, re spectively. : The lire is supposed' to have started from a spark falling, on the .roof, igniting it. • Our Commonwealth's Attorney, Mr. Lee J. Graves, who has been confined to his room for several days, is- again able to be out, attending to his official duti<r.s. Mrs. Florence C. Alsop, of Massaponax, left yesterday afternoon for Greensboro', -N. C, having gone in response to a tele gram, calling her to the bedside of her grandmother, who was fatally, burned in that city on Monday. . . Hazelwood Burruss, who was stabbed by John Wormley near Summit a. few days ago, is in extremis. Wormley claims self-defence. * It-is to.be hoped that every paper in the State will publish the two able edi torials that appeared in the Dispatch of the 27th and 2Sth. i The arguments are both conclusive and convincing why the 'Legislature should -grant a charter au thorizing the construction v' of a road to parellel the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac, and why the State should dispose of the interest she holds iii the same. Should she not do so our legisla tors should close their, mouths forever and never again say a word about cor porations, combinations, trusts, and the ■iike. We hope the same success that has attended the Dispatch in its advocacy of many important measures' in the past, whereby the public generally have been benefited, will-; attend it in » its present, efforts. «<»»; 7 Tilt: MAGIC CITY. AVeaaiii^s— Died from tlie Effects of liuvns. ROANOKE-, VA., 'January. .3l.— (Special.) At noon to-day, at the residence of Colo nel G. H. T. Greer, on Ninth avenue, southwest. Miss Caroline Greer was mar ried to James Harden Hill, a Norfolk and Western train dispatcher. Rev. Ro bert W Patto.n, of Christ's Protestant Episcopal church, was the officiating min ister' \. B. Beck, of Philadelphia, .was best man, and Miss Emma Greer, sister oi the bride, maid of honor. Veronica V. Shulkrum, the 14-year-old dau-hter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Shulkrum., died fat an early hour, this morning, the effects, of severe burns received one month ago. The remains will be taken to Martinsburg, W. Va., for interment. A marriage license was issued this af ternoon to .1. A. Pearson, a Norfolk^and Wtstern engineer, and Miss Mac Wil liams, daughter of Rev. W. H. Williams, the drummer evangelist. •U Vinton to-day Miss Mary Compton was" united in marriage to; James Brown, a picyperous Bedford county farmer. The v.-edding took place . at .the resi dence of J...W. Compton, father of .the. bride, Rev. J. A. Earnhardt officiated. FKEDRRICKSHIinG. A Coiisressionsil Visit rostponctl- Uricfs. FREDERICKSBURG, Va., January 31 -(Special.)-The Military Committee or the House of Representatives who were to come here. Friday to visit the battle fields have postponed their trip. . The in formation was received to-day from General Ruggles, chairman of. the Execu tive Committee of the .National Battle- Fiflu Park Association, who stated that at "the meeting of the committee yester day they, had postponed the trip, owing to Ihe present. inclement weather and the cold wave predicted \for the latter part o'f;tiie week. . . Colonel R. D. Cole, "who has- been : in viteu by the Governor, to^ attend the re certion to be given by ' his Excellency, to the members of the Legislature .on Friday night, will be - present. Colonel Co'.-j will assist in receiving. : ' . v '■; ; — r'-a**r r— -— L . ' '■ THE WATTS LYXCHIXG. A Special Grand Jnry ./..Returns a« Indictment. NEWPORT NEWS, YA., January 31.- ' (Special.)— The special": grand, jury .of the Corporation Court investigating the lynch-: ing of William' Watts to-night ./indicted Benjamin- Chandler.: supposed to be- the ringleader of- the: armed. mob who forcibly took the prisoner from'; the station-house and shot him; to death -in the^oods, just outside of the" city early in the morning of January.; sth.- .Chandler- is : not in the eitv now, it is stated, he having : lett; the day aafterr r the lynching. He . was t'mpWy ed'at'the. ship-yard, and is well -knonu The police. have a' clue to his whereabouts. A witness v before the/grand jury to-day was Watts' s ■■.victim: -%' ; . ■• ■. ••• •• ..■ The . jury . started this investigation, Thursday, January :23th. :.and ; , up to. this afternoon had heard; nearly, loui score go|j witnesses. MnterestMn the resultvhas, been intense here,' and -it./.was:. ; generally...be lieved that an indictmen t. would ;.be re turned.-'; '...■■:";; : '. V-r.;. :>;■"■;;.■ ■•■" ■-. ".h//:' : ' ; : : - : ; ,// / \VaNhi!!st(>n iinil Lets AOilßlica. LEXINGTON,' :VAv;S January ' : .31.— (Spe-; cial.)— Prof essor.:; H.:i? St. ■. George Tucker; ■dean:ofthe;taw;r'aculty,: and; acting- presK dent, of- Washington*: and s Lee .ihithe^ absence fof.^Hbiuv.WilliamSl^WH-; son.Vpresident.'-./andtofnculty/tchave^passed; the vfollowing.i regulations Iforf athletics/rat thejYUniverslty : .. (A) * That ? the ■; Faculty; Committee;- on^PhysicalKCulture ';:" be /en ilarged^so^as^to consist; of ; : three -memr ■bers;-(B)MThat i ; the? following;: regulations .'governing" athletics - : be' : adopted ->by ., -.tnej faculty," and I publ ished ' in : ; the catalogu e : •> 1? The Faculty : i Commi ttee pon Tcuiture- :is J intrusted -;with.;the 'general, oversight' of^ field"? andytrack^athletlcs, sboat-race,"and=other"competitlve; sports,: 'and:is?charged;i-with>-the'imanagementjot ; ; .the : gj-mnasium ; and tennis courts, .. boats, : and -boat-house;., ?v.I:.:"/ : / :.>i-"^Slr.s:^;-:--;-^^ ;- ;-2. No :', -one 'shall- be^a-. member, of any. funiversity.-athletic: team,, or'act-as isucn in'any intercollegiate;contest;jwh6 is not 'at -: the 'time : of '■■ such contest' ai : regularly ; matriculated? student . eligible Vnd?-^V nd ?-^ ; the . amateur /rule. -; ; : H\ ' Z. -.: . ■' ■-" V :,;■,':; ; S.-No student will be permitted, to: play upon 1 the "university* foot-ball or^base-ball teams, ; or, row.- in i the annual -regatta ex- ; cept I after .by .;"; the . physical director, and : with the approbation of :tne Committee; on SPhysic.il "Culture: I" ■; / ; " 4. 'Leave of absence '■may; be granted by •thevpresident ;to:the base-ball and. foot ball;teams fori the; purpose of playing in tercollegiate'match games,; such leave not to exceed^four.'daysiin the session in; the case '-of ! either .'team;- :'■-• ■■'"': ■':_ : s.:jSTo..game. :jSTo..game shall; be : finally arranged,;in Lexington, or elsewhere.; until the Facul ty-. Committee on --.Physical Culture^ shall have approved: the final: arrangements. ; , G. The athletic. teams shall not -be perr. mitted ; to ; . leave - Lexington . to ; play - '. a match game, except on the following con- Iditions: (a) : Every /outstanding obligation of the athletic association must have been already paid. -/(b) /There: must be in the;treasury of : the association to the crff dit- of the team an- amount, of :available cash sufficient to cover the necessary, ex penses- of 'the trip /to be made, as:.esti : mated -..by the- members of the Faculty Committee .on. Physical Culture. •. VAny amount' guaranteed by a competing team, or other responsible' parties, may be re garded as available cash: .':..-. - - ■ 7. No studentiinder 21. years old .will bo permitted- to leave Lexington .with either team to play. in a match-game, either as a'- regular member of the team or as' sub stitute, except upon written permission of his parent or guardian, addressed to the president ;of: the -university.' 8. Permission. will not.be given students to accompany athletic teams, exception holidays, and- even then only at the dis cretion of the president. 9. Any member of . • nj\y athletic team who is reported, for 'neglect of his. studies.' or failure to attend, his lectures, will bo required by the faculty, to sever his -con nection with such team. .10. Athletic teams shall not have con tests elsewhere than upon' the" university grounds with any except teams from other institutions of learning. . .11. Experts for purpose of instruction may /be employed on the. university grounds, but only with the written per mission of the chairman of the Commit tee on Physical Culture. ■ FIRE IX LEXIXGTOX. Xarroiv. Escai>e of tlie Pre.sliyterlaii ■ Clmrcli — 3larriagre. LEXINGTON, VA., January cial.)— The election to fill the vacancy in the Seventh Virginia Senatorial District, caused by "the death of I-lon. Charles E. McCorkle, of Rockbridge county, takes p:ace to-morrow. There is only one name on the ballot— that of Dr. A. Nash John ston, of Natural Bridge, Rockbridgo county, .. the Democratic nominee. The district is composed of Rockbridge. Bote tourt. Bath, Alleghany,. and Highland counties. - . Cluules Caffery. son of Senator Caffery, of Louisiana, who is a' student at Wash ington and Lee University, while exer cising- in the university gymnasium, fell from the ladder and broke his arm: The Presbyterian church, ; after having been recently enlarged and remodelled at a cost of §9.003,. the total value of the church building- now being $20,000, narrow ly escaped being destroyed by fire Sun day afternoon. A flue in. one of the walls which had done service in the church for i fifty or more years, overheated the wail and caused the floor and wainscoating to ignite. The citizens and fire reels were quick to respond, and the fire was put out by buckets. The damage" was esti mated to be about $100. Miss Henrietta Wade,- daughter of Mr. Howard Wade, 'of "Big Spring. Rockbridge eornty, and Mr. George Chaplin, also of B.'g Spring, were married this afternoon at the residence of the bride. The Rev. D. A. Penick officiated. The bridesmaids were her three sisters. Misses Gertrude. Nellie, and Kate Wade, and the grooms men were Messrs. J. M. Dixon, S. D. Swisher. and C. ■■ 11. Wade. A reception was held after the marriage. " : - r •**'^"— : — ; " BEIiTiE OF OKLEAX.S AXD DEBHIDE. These tlie ..lViimiiij? Favorites, at tlie Cresc-c-jit-City Tr:wk. . NEW ORLEANS, January .31.— Belle. of Orleans and Deßride ■ were the winning favorites to-day. Uhler's should have been added to the list, but Mitchell's work'at the finrsh spoiled his chances." Weather fine: track fast. First race— one and one-sixteenth miles— Joe Doughty (10 to 5 and Gto f.) won, Judge Steadman (9 to 5 and A. to 5) second, Jennie F. (C to 1) third.. Time, 1:-H!U- '- ■"■ - ■- ■■---'■ - ■ ■-.■- Second race— selling, one and one-six teenth miles— Can I See -Em (tj to 1 and 2 to 1) won, UhU-rs (S to 5 and 7 to -10). second, Albert -.Vale C 7 to 1) third. Time, 1:50. ' Third race— handicap steeplechase, short course— Van Brunt (8 to land 3 to 2) won. Cheesemite (4 to 5 and 1 to. 4) second, Al Reeves (20 to ]) third. Time, 3:17!4. Fourth race— handicap, one and .one eighth miles— Barataria (7 to 2 and 6 to 5) won. Strangest (15 to 1 and G to 1) second, Koenig (G to 1) third. Time, 1:54. Fifth race— selling, six furlongs— Belle of Orleans (2 to 1 and even) won, Trou baline (10 to 1 and 4 to 1) second, Allie H^'p no to 1) thi'-i. Time. 1: 1 V Sixth race— selling, seven furlongs— De- Bricie (S to 5 ana 4 in o) won; i\eKarui--5 (6'to'l and Sto 5) second, the Sluggard (12 to 5) third. Time. 1:29. I'OUTO KICAX OOVEIIXMEXT. Delegaiiou in Congrf ss Provided For— Ts'irilt Conclusion. ' -. WASHINGTON, D. C, January Sl.— The Senate Committee on Porto Rico to day continued the consideration of the bill to frame a government for Porto Rico, but did not conclude its labors. The com mittee practically decided, however, to .leave in the bill the provision for a dole gate in Congress, who shall be a resident of the island, own taxable property there, and read and write the English language. S On the question of the tariff the com mittee agreed to a duty equal to 25 per cent, of the rates of the Dingley law on all articles shipped from the,. United States" to Porto Rico, and also on arti cles shipped from Porto Rico to the United States. .; • DEWEY SPEAKS -ELOftUKXTLY. lie Aslcs Liberal Dealing With Ke liresenuithes of JOeiul Oliicerj*."-- / r "WASHINGTON, D. C, Januao" 31.— Admiral Dewey to-day appeared before the House Committee on Pensions in be half of the bill pending before that com mittee/to pension, the widow of Captain Gridley, of the Olympia, at the rate of ?2CO per month; the widow of Commander W r ood. of the Petrel, at- §IOO per month; the mother of Lieutenant Brumby, Ad miral Dewey's/flag-lieutenant,; at $50 per month, and the widow of Captain Nich ols.'of the llonadnock.^at $200 per. month. The Admiral; spoke eloquently of the great services r theso officers had. rendered their country, and of the deep interest he felt in the welfare of those they had left : behind. While he had not advocated the amountsasked: for-in the bill, he.ap pealed to the . committee to deal gene rously with these ncble women. . ■" FIXE SIIOIVIXG Oftlie Mutual' Life Insurance Coin liany of Xevf York. v •NEW YORK, January 31.— The annual meeting, of the trustees of /the "Mutual ■Lift- Insurance/ Company of; New York was held to-day. /The report of 'its busi hcr. 1 -. .for 1SSO ; is : illustration hy a single company of the; wonderful growth of life insurance during the past year. .' The actually, paid/for insurance in, force in the Mutual Life. now amounts to over $1.03i,C00,C00. -The assets; \ have reached the enormous sumiof : >33olißJ-lJ>37. . The re ceipts ■ for . the year- were 5-38,5!V>,077. •' The company "for /: dearth /"'claims ■'• alone $1G,C"9,D79, .land ]f or ;n;citured. endowments, dividends,' . etc., / ?16,7i9,0*j7.- :: ' Since organi zation tluV Mutual Life -has : paid to policy holders ;^55t4.117.545r^ There "is/! now ,a/coii ;tir.sent.'"' 'guarantee, : fund ■ of-f. 547,K52,545,7 in iaddition/ to vjtheTambunt authorized : =lfor dividends :-in:iS93 'of JS2.lSO,OOo/ '-''■■ //^ / j^ :i-//r ..Old papers for sale at the Dispatch Offlca- ...;.... FIIEDEKICKS»C«« a/" rretty -'"Weild'ixiK— nn"K lltcr " * oC ' Kcvolutioii Or«;jiiiJ/-e. : ( FRBDERICKSB URa -:, V'AV; January. 3ir-(Special.)-A^ ; pretty .j weddms was -solemnized here iat^hlgh/noon^y.^ terday, when-. "Miss Brhlwell Turner, "daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .mme^ N^ - Turnec,; became :the.:.br;de of Mr. Ed ward,Hipsley: Brian, of Washington. The parlors of the^ house, were .prettily .u-to-. rated with evergreens and flowers, ami the -ceremony, which was performed h. Rev; "James P. Stump, was witnessed .■ DJ quite '-a' number .of the young couple s friends. Following, the -ceremony. (-.a( -.a lunch was r served.: at ;the . conclusion .. of which = Mr. and Mrs. Brian left on the, riof th-bound : train for an extended tour. Fredericksburg Chapter, -Daughters cv the American Revolution. , was .formally organized yesterday: The organization took place : at : "Kenmore," . the house in which - Mrs. . Bettie Lewis, only .sister o* General George Washington, ..-lived; and died.. The chapter, was named the Bettie 'Lewis-Washington Chapter. Ihe Pincers? elected were ''Mrs. John T. Goolrick. re gent; Mrs. H. M. D. Martin, vice-regent; Mrs. M. S. Chancellor, registrar; Mrs. v. -M; Fleming, historian; Mrs. '..V. t. S. Doggett, treasurer, and. ; Miss SalheGrar vatt, secretary. - . . As Fredericksburg has no State insti tution or .officer. 'an- : effort will be made to have the epileptic farm, if - the bill providing for. such; becomes a law, located on the outskirts of the city. The Busi ness-Men's Association has the matter in hand, and will P^ress it .vigorously. . -^ FOR ATLANTA NATIONAL PARK. Delctsatlon licfiril l,y Coir.niittccs- Nn.sliville AVsints Army l»ost. V WASHINGTON, D. C.,'' Januarj- 31.- A delegation of prominent citizens of At lanta, and of officers who served in the civil war, inchiding Generals Howard and Gordon, were before, the ■ House Military .[ Committee to-day in advocacy of the [ establishment of a. national military parK ; in that locality.^ A:.. Tennessee .delegation also was heard as- to the. location of aa army post at Nashville. No final action was» taken in either case. The Atlanta delegation was also neard by the Senate Committee on Military At fairs. flakes the Hair grow. Clears the Complexion. Softens- and whitens the Hands. Preserves i and beautifies the skin of In fants and Children. XT- Absolutely pure, delicately medicatsd, snrprisiosly c&eciive. Cdticuba Soap ia not only the nioat efaeacioua of skin purifiers and bcautiaen. but the purcat and sweet est of toilet, bath, and baby yoapa. ■ Sold everywhore. British denot: SiwsiitT. London. PottkkD. asd C. Cohp.. SolcPropa., /losEon. U. S. A- A^ItiSEMKXTS. i < V'^'VtVVV^ / VVV%''VVVl>Vsr'Vsr ; Vt < V*.'b) I LARGEST B^LLOOM m I J ASCENSION AND 1 | PARACHUTE LEAP | | BY MAKERS OF $ I CORNICSDE. | I Exposition-Grounds Daily '.. 3:3o. j S■ ■ % X if weather favorable — loav Avirids + "■ ' and no rain. c I P3?S7F to finder of Card 49, V | • liaJLL dropped from Bal- ■^ loou. ■ fi r' * ijariO) " ACAIIK3IV. FRIDAY, MATINEE AND NIGHT. The: Famous ;primf:ose and dockstader'S ; liixstrels. The Largest and Jlcst Complete Com pany .of Singers and Comedians in the world. ja3l-3t ACADEMY. SATURDAY MATIXEE AND NIGHT. The Young Character Comedian, J. C.* LEWIS and his ; Big Comedy Company, in the, Rural Farce-Comedy, Jjl I'LI'XKAUD. See the Great Railroad Scene: the Threshing-Jlachine Scene; the County- Fair Scene. Prices: 25c.' to $1. fe l-3t ACADEMY. 1 TUESDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY Cth. "One for .'.ll ami All tor One." Tlie Jtenliztitioii of Romance! MR. JAMES O'.VEIM.. in IjIEBL.EI^ & CO V S Stupendously Stun ning Spectacular- and Scenic Production of Sydney Grundy's version of Alexander Durnas's Ptory, THE .MI'SICETEEUS, as played for one year in London and New York by Beerbohm Tree and. James TlOx' TAI.K-TKIJJ.VG TAIU.EAUV, TiJKOUIU.V(; WITH TIIKII.UXO ADVESTURE"!. AVOSDEHFUL CAST I.VCLIDKS: James O'Neill, Claude Odell, Edmund Breese. No'rah O'Brien. Jacf-ues Kr-jger. Gertrude Bennett, Gc-o* D. A. Johnson, minme- Victorson. Jeffer«on Lloyd, John W. Thompson, lUark~E!':sworth. Edgar Forrest, Vrthur Garrels. Claude Gilbert. " A.YD 25 OTIIKHS A X Alt MY ON STA G E ! TONS Ur«.V TO.VS OF SOESEUY! Larjcest DrninnUc Orsiini/.ntiou K« Tour. Sale' of seats now on. . : fe l-3t Riclimond's Popular Place of Amassment TO-XlfiilT, S:ls. MATIXEE ;TO-I)AV, i»:3O.' Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Brew, Ger trude Haynes, and others. 3a ai.^t UOS. ALK. TA YI.OIt. "LIFE'S POETRY AND PEARLS," ' V". M. C. A. HALL, ' MONDAY, FEBRUARY JTH. ■ l.- ,-/.■.-■> '.: '.- - ; (fe;l-lt> -.: ■-.' ■■■-'"..••- Tho X\T WEUFTin. -,". AA D £ Ci«V V STItEETd.',- ■: : . " Open : :dailyfroai;9 A. M.to SP. M: .--.. ;;' Admission,' S cents.. "Free oiiSsaturiiays.' .; r <ie'lS-ly.';:;c;, : : - ; --".; ; ■- .' : ':;. :\' i ./■■ '■ - IHE^ftENpE MUSEUM; ■"eLEVEXTII AND CLAY STREETS. vfiS Oyen« dally. rroni^lO : A. , M. '■. to •: s U\'\ M. . . fAomifslon,"? 2st^rr'-s- ■ v re*- "a Saturday* ; PERFECT fisti Piwiii ja^ELEGAMT TOILET LUXURY, j. Used' by^pepple of " refinement . for over a. quarter , "of a centirry, (ja-i-Thi y-n'r) HHHKJ fi^lPp 'o gcisral healtli. 1 •- Pricetcss inforriation ia * ><t WDHTS/' sealwl envelcspe. ilaEvefoM TS.firßfJ^- treatment, remedies ami !>~ :*i"i*i^><jSrf I piianee. famished on tr : -t I nd approval. 1 f not a f. ma<t i/^fwSNN ;-Shcc«ss, return then. .« our V/e trasi yon. Vizor rtstr r*T losses checked. >*o COD.' . nor other deception. ERIE MEDICAL CO.. BurFALO. M V, I OFFICE JUTFITTEBS.j i Stationery,; Engraving, | | Printing,Bindi?ig,Embossv| I ing, EißCtrotyping 7 J I Copper-Plate Printing, | 4> GENERAL OFFICES,' 1105 MAIN ST. 0 h FACTORY, 1 ST. I fin ''Business Furniture"? ?: ■ we carry in stock: | Flat Top Desks, Check, and X ? Roll Top Desks, Deposit Ticket r Standing Desks. Filing Cabinefs, '¥ Typewriter Desks, Legal Biank Cases, $ p Office Chairs, Pigeon Hole Cu3B3, $ p Office Tables, Letter Press p p Letter, Document, Stands. A | We get up ori^jina! c!e- v siefns and make to order:** Office Partitions, Lodge, 0 $ Bank Partitions, Courthouse, Q p Office Railings, Clerk's Office. t) p Show Cases, Church, School and d Counters and Sunday School *) | Shelving. Furniture. S % V/e are So!© Agents for S P WERNICXE ELASTIC'BOOK CASES, § * G. W. ELASTiC OFFICE CASES, i and for the York \ prlKt AND DUnbLAK^ p- \ p\i you contesnpiate any^) p improvements, write £ or ca!! on us. .$ \ __ i I i i \ f Richmoiul. Va., January, 1000. <? \ TO OL*R 3rANY PATRONS AND J t THE PUBLIC IX GEXERAI: $ S Wo desire to express our thanks t » S for the liberal patronage bestcwett j> <> upon our establishment in the past. <> and beg lo solicit a continuance of J t the same in the future. Our J[ OPTICAL \ i establishment is among the most ■> extensive in the country, provided £ * with every; ; facility for the execu- P tion of all optical v.-ork, essential *J ? for tho improvement and preserva- J C tion of the eyesisht. We do not » S merely sell optical goods. Our ski!!, £ % conscionce, and guarantee i-i be- p hind every order "and 'prescription f £ filled. Our i> t PHOTOGRAPHIC | department, v.-ith dark room on £ P the premises and free instruction # ? in photograpliy. i.s daily gaining in < f patronage, ami its" most eflic'.en: t standard will be maintained. ,» y Respectfully, «> I THE S. GALESKI \ I OPTICAL CO., I > Corner Ninth and Main. J i * (do 21-3un.TuiS:Th) I Is This the | I Twentieth Century? | I Is this the first year of the # S twentieth or the closing year ot ? * the nineteenth century? .. 5 I 'According to oar construction % of history it :s quite plain that ? \ -we will not reach the twentieth £ \ century until the l?t day ot ;» > .-, January, 1001. < * Still Ye cannot, a? some.j X others have done, condemn * >\ those who think this i-> the be- ? •} "inning of the twentieth cen- j tury. ' , > It would not be consistent cor ? i» us to do so. for. as a matter oi v, * fact, the ..designs which we uro % now exhibiting in X I fine Gold and ij i Diamood Jewelry, J t 'Sterling Silverware, j s"';* and Cut Glass -5 i ar»^ -just as far ahead of any > % ot her line, iul he city asihe pec- V pie who think this is the twon- > Jitieth oen ctiry are ahead of t tie <> > tinje. ■ . : WBnMmM ." [ja •*S-'Suu.Tu»tXQJ