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County Authoritles Are Look? ing to State Approprlatlon. A PROPOSED BOND ISSUE ll is Feared That Many of Iho Schools May Be Forced to Close, as the Local Money Has Given Out in Many Counties. (Speclnl to Tlio Tlmea.niR.int,1""-) ^RALDiair, N. C robrunry 23.?County "and district publlc school autliorlllcs in varlous parts of lhe Stato nre bccomlng very much stirrcd up ovor tho sitilutlnn rogardlng tho apportlonment of tbe soc ond $100,000 for 1903 to brlng tho present school terms up to tho four months' llmlt, The monoy in many dlstrlcts Is already oxljausted ahd schools must close unless the State approprlatlon ls forlh comlng. The sltuatlon Is such that tbe Stato Superlntendent can noither dls trlbuto tho money now or give thn looal iiuthorltlos nny ossurance as to when tho money wlll bo availuble, or lf at nll. The fact ls, the payment of tho appro? prlatlon Is entlrely dopondent upon tlie bond Issuo blll now pendlng In the Log Islature. If that paH*">s, thls and other approprlatlons, nggrcgntlng about "350.. OC), mado by the 1001 Legislature, wlll ho pald; If It does not paas there Ih no chance for any of theso approprlntlons. Whllo thero Is a strong probablllty that the bond lssue. whlch has the full sun port of the ndmlniatratlon, will pass, still no assurances can be given the county school authoritles utitU It does pass. In' tho meantlme many schools musl close for Inck of funds. and whon closed can? not bo reopened for thls term. The parsonage owned by the Metho? dlsts nf Ralelgh District and occupled by Presldlng lilder J. T. Gtbbs, was de? stroyed by flro nbout 4 o'clock tlils morning. A lamp left burnlng all nlght cxploded In somo way, and when dls? covered the names hnd gnlned such headway that Mrs. Glbbs barely escaped from the room, an.l nothlng of value was ftaved from any part of the house. The lost conforenco nsslgnod Dr. Glbbs to the Durham District, but ho had not yet moved to hls new ehargo. Dr. XV. IL Moore, who suceeeded Dr. Glbbs here, expected to havo movoJ lnto the parson? age, wlthin the next fow weeks. Tho Joss Is only pattiully cov*red by Insurance. The- Secretary of stnto thls mornlng ehartered tho Klklria Llvery Company of Smith, IX iv. Bailey ond T. R. Crump. ?er are among the incorporators. TRINITY'SLIBRARY Formal Opening of the New Building Given by Mr. J, B. Duke. (Speclal to The Tlmc-B-DIspatcb ) f DURHAM, N. C. Feb. 23.-Trlntty!Col? lege to-nlght received hundreds of guests from atl over tho Stntc on the occaslon of the formal opening of her now llbrary bullding. This conirnodious structure ls the glft to the college of Mr. James n. Duko. of New York city. It is Uie cul rnlnatlon of a series of gifts to Trinity College frnm Mr. Washlngton Duko and hls sona, emountlng to over elght hun? dred thousand 'dollars. The llbrary It self, wlth Its complete and modern cquip rnont, has cost nearly'slxty tbouaand dol lnrs, and Mr. Duko has nlso provlded for the purchase of several thousand new books by nn addltlonal donation of ten thousand dollars. Tho exerclses of tho evenlng- began nt So clock In the Craven Memorlal Hall. The large audlence conslsted of the stu? dents and raculty of the college, resl donts of Durham. nnd guests from all over tho State and other States. Tho opening prnyer wns by Risiiop Wal lace AV. Dunean. Spartniifctirg. S. C. He was followcd by Hon. Jnmes H. South gate, presldent of tho Roard of Trustees -who gave a skotch of the movement whlch has resulted In puttlng Trinity In posscssion of ono of the linest collego librarfes in this sectlon of tbe countrv. The address of presentatlon was made ln lx-hulf of the donor by Judgo Armlstead Burwell, of Charlotte, N. C. On behalf of the eollepe presidcnt. John C. Kllgo mado a brlef address of acceptatice. Ho spoke of the inl**sion of leadership nf the college of the South and of the need of the proper Instrunients for tho accom plishment of Its work. He sald that Trinity College felt that lt had a now cullliu,- to do hard scrvlco In bc-half of Southern progrrps. p\,r thls reason Trinity esteeres nnd honors those whose gifts incrense Its worklng resources. Tho prlndpal address of tho evenlng was dnltvcred by a nntive North Caro llnlan and former student of Trinity College, Mr. AValter II. Page, ot Now York clty, tho edltor of World's Wnrk. Mr. Page spoke on "The Amerlcan Cit izen of our Now Era.'1, At tho concluslon of Mr. Pnge's ad? dress the llbrary bullding was thrown opon to the guests of tho collego for lnspeetlon. It is a: handsomo structuro of granlto and pressed brlck, with ln terlor tlmber in quartomd onlt, It ls eiiuipped with modern steel stneks heavy ouk chnirs juirt tables, handsomo showcasos for tho hlstorlcal niuseum, and wlth a llre-proof vault for tho preserva? tlon of books and manuscrlpts. Hesides * tlio large rendlng nnd stnek rooms and muscum, there ls ndequato provlslon for seminary rooms,. catalogulng rooma and cloaic rooms. REWARD FOR YOUNG He Shot J. H, Willlamson in Hamlet on Saturday Nlght. (Speclal to Tliu Tlmos-PlspntclO HAMLET, N. C, February 23.-John H, WJlllamson, a druggiat of Monroe N. C? was shot and kllled at 0 o'clock Sunday nlght ln R. Ammon's saloon by Henry "loung, shoemnker of thls nlnco and son of J. D. Young, of Rocklnghani' Willlamson romonntrated wlth YcliiiS who was curslng n thlrd party, when Young suddc-nly and without a nioment's . warnlng diw his plstol and iiretl tlnea shols, ono of whlch took offloet ln Wil llanison's cliest, klliing hhn almost in stuntly. Young mado hls oscapo and has not been capturcd. This mornlng nt n spo? clnl meoting of the town commjssldncrs o reward of $100 was offored for tlio cup turo of Young, und J. M, Jnmlson wns sent Immediately to Ralelgh to wait upon Governor Aycock und roquest him to nf for an addltlonal roward. Tho coronor's ...Inquost was hold thls morning nt H o'clock and a verdlct was rendorod in nnoordanee wlth tho nbovo facts, Wll Ilatnson's body was then turned over to rclatives, who woro hero to rocelvo lt nnd wlll ba taken to that place to-nlght for burlal, ' ?* Married at Hendcrson, UAwiisS-Jlf) Vf 'ii?' Tliuv-l'l^'atch.) nOYDTON, VA., l"ob, 1!3.?Mr. T. Lnh'd Onffoid and Miss Colln'e Jones, botli of thls. county. run away Saturdny 'and Woro marrlud at Hendorsou, N, C*. Thov h/ive returned homo, Tho couplo wore tb 1Af.VB'-u$,ri ""?"'?''.ed at Baskorvlllo ou tho 4th p" March, whon a sJiilcr of Mr. Gaf ford's was to hava heen mttirled also, malclng a dQUblo wodailitf, ' V ,t *,?.;...'.?"":?'.'.' f The worst starvatlon is Oxygen hunger. It is a disease when your blood is deficieut iu red cor puscles. It ends in Cousumption and death. Its sigiis are weakness, loss offlesh, paleskiti, transparent cpraplexion, loss of ambition, and proneness to "catcli cold.'' The only cure is It is a medicinal emulsion of cod liver oil, eontaining principles which vitalize and oxygenate the blood and there by gives fresh life and energy to the tissues. Ozomulsion is the good food, the easy food, the unive'rsal food, for all wlio are sick or in need of slrenglh. To be had at all druggists. Try it. In order that you may test the merits of Ozomulsion, send you name and full address to - THE OZOMULSION CO. De Peyater Street, - . rv'evv Yorlc, tnentioninK this paper, and a largesampk free bottle will at once be sent you bj mail prepaid. SEVERAL DEATHS AT GREENSBORO Dr. VV. F. Burbank. In a FIt of Despondency, Attempts to Take Hls Llfe. fSptclal to Thu TI-Qc-a-Diipntcb.) GREENSBORO, N. C, February 23.? There waa a largo unlon meeting niemd rlal aervlce by tho vorloue temperance forces of the clty and communlty, led by the W. C. T. L\, held at Grace M. P. Church yesterday afternoon. The church was well fllled and the servlce waa com memoratlve of the grand llfe of Frances E. Willard. Approprlate addresses were made by several promlnent mlnisters and ofllclals of ihe W. C. T. V. The east bound train for Raleigh thls morning carrled for Intermc-nt at Durham and Chapel Hlll the reraalns of twb Gaughtera of Methodlst minlsters and sor rowlng relatives. Mrs. Jame3 R. Green, daughter of Bev. Dr. E. A. Yeates, dled at Winston yesterday and was belng taiten to Durham for burlal. Miss Alva May Abernathy, daughter of the lato Rev. J. T. Abernathy and slster of Hon. Charles L.. Abernathy, of Eeaufort, and Claude O. Abernathy, of Chapel Hlll, dled yesterday nt Advance. Davle county, where she was teach!ng school, of pneumonla, after a weck's lllness. Ititelllgonco was reeelved of tho death of Miss Besslo Harrls, of Winston. whlch occurred at & o'clock Saturday nlght. Only about a month ago she vlsited frlends here and wns the center always of a group of frlends ahd admlrers, She was elghteen years of age, and dled after an operatlon for appendicltis. Yesterday afternoon. In thc McAdoo ilo tel, Dr. W. F, Eurbank was dlscovered ln hls bed bleeding to death from a cut ho made ln hls wrist with a razor. He had severed the veins and laid down, as he relatcd, to die comfortably. The for tunate early dlscovcry saved hls llfe, for In a few moments physlclans were wlth. him and stopped tho How of blood. Hc is consldered out of danger this morning. Dr. Burbank Is flfty years old and came here four years ago. where he did a flne practiee ns an ophthahnlst. He left Greensboro. returnlng in about a year, his wlfe havlng In the meantlrne dicd. It was In a' llt of despondency that he sought to take hls llfe. Mr. and Jlrs. John X. Wllson, Mr. and Mrs.- W. E. Harrlson, Mis.es May Harrl? son and' Annle Land nnd Mr. W. R. Land leave to-nlght for Rocltlngham. RIchmond county, to attend the marriage at that place Wednesday of Mr. William R. Lapd, of Hamlot, to Mlss Mary Lo Grand, daughter of tho lato James T. Le Grand. THE LEGLSLATURE The House Gives Two Hours to the Revenue Bill. (Spcclnl t? Tlie Tiuies-Dlspatch.) RALEIGH, N. C? Feb. 23.?The Housb of Representatlves spent nbout two hours In Commlttee of tho Whole to-day cou sldarlng the rovonue blll. Sectlon four, rogulating taxes on corporatlons, waa adopted. Sectlon iivc, repeallng all laws, exompting property from tnxes, except thnt owned by the Stato. municlpalltl'es nnd churches, was adopted. Soctlona six, soven, elght und nine. preseriblng tho in horltanco tax nnd regulatlons for Ub pay? ment by execulors. wero adopted. Mr. Graham, of Granvlllo, Introduced tho present publlc school law, wlth some chnnges, for re-onuctniont hy tho Leg? lslature. A blll was Introduced to Incor porato tho High Polnt Flro lnsurance Co. Mr. Robeson offered a blll to amend tlie charter of tho Carollna Palr Assoclatlon at I.iiislund to prevent tho salo of oiga rettes aud clgaretto paper In North Car? ollna. ln tho Senate tho Wilrnlngton pllotago bill came up, but was postponed untll Wednosday for speclal order, Tho Codo commlsslon hlll,, establlshlng a cominlu slon to codify tho laws of the State, camo up-its nussed hy tho Huuso. and wns put througli second readlng afer an'ell'ort by Senator Durham to rofcr it to tho Com? mltteo on Appropriatluns. Other bills passed wore to utnond char? ter of thu Bank of Fayctto; lo change tlmo for holdlng court in BrmiHwIck; to reguluto sule of scrap Iron lu Forsyoto; to Incorporato Buios Creok, lhiniutt county, Houso aud Senato ndjourncil ln honor of Wushlngton's birthday. ? ?-? A Party at Roxbury. ,_,__^.CSnoclttl to TUo Tim__.ni-piit.il.) ROXBURY, VA., February '__.-Tho plo party glven at tho Methodlst parsonuge I'rlday nlght by tho young ladles of the nelglihorlioorl was attended by a large crowd and a handsomo sum wus .oiillzod, Among thoso prosoiit from a dlstanco wore Misses Loo ICay, iMlth ]Cuy, Diirthulla Wllliams. Jesalo Ford, Pourl Terroll, Dea sla and Mnry Balley, Roblnott Crump, Mrs. S. W, Orump, Messrs. D, D. Bont tlo. Qarth. Belknap, Wllllo Clarao, John Clarko, Itoy Ford, Wllllo Taylor, Rohort Motintcastle, WUhur Andenion, Jack Bat hins, Bonnle Batklns, Allon gpilthlo. Oames woro Iridulged ln untll a lnto lKuir, when all returned home dellghtod .w.l.ti tbe pleaBures qfi the evenlng, RALEIGH TRAGEDY Haywood Claims That He Flred ln Self-Defense. HAD BEEN KNOCKED DOWN Robert N. Sims, Well Known in Ralelgh, Who Saw the Wholo Affair, Makes a Statement?Cause of the Shooting. (Speclnl to Tha Tlraei-Dlaontch.) RALEIGH, N. C, Fbruary 23,-Counscl for Ernest Haywood, who shot and kllled Ludlow Skinner Saturday evenlng, sny that habeas corpus proceedlngs wlll be Instltute" ln a day or two, and self de renso wlll bo proven. They Issued a Btatement thls evening In brlef, aa fol? lows: "As counsel for Mr. Ernest Haywood, we thlnk lt proper that we muke thls statement. The accounts of the unfortu? nate occurronce of Saturday afternoon aro Incomplete and lnaccurate. Mr. Hay? wood did not shoot from bohlnd, nor dld ho shoot an unsuuspoctlng man. On tho contrary, there had been a personal altercatlon between hlm and the de coased, begun by .Mr. Skinner, and, ln whlch Mr. Skinner struck Mr. Haywood flrst and knocked hlm down. Both men then reached for thelr plstols, and Mr. Haywood f.Tcd flrst, not harlng strlcken a blow. "Theso facts wlll be proven by men of the highest character, who were eyo wltnosses. .Among those who Baw the al? tercatlon Is Hon. Robert N. Sims, and ho saw Mr. Skinner strlke Mr. Haywood. Mr. Haywood has mado no statement to hla counsel or any other person refleot Ing on the character of any one; and he Is In no way responslble for any scandals now belng reported or publlshed." MR. SIMS' BTATEMENT. Mr. Sims. who ls ono of the most proml? nent of tho youngor members of the Ra? lelgh bar, sald to-nlght that he will tes tify that he was in front of the postofflce. saw Lufllow Skinner in convorsation wlth Ernest Haywood, Baw Skinner strlke Haywood on the slde of the head, so that he fell elthor on the postofflce steps or on the balustrado of the steps. Skinner srprang oft several feet when Haywood recovered hlmself, and aB he dld so, flred at Skinner who sprang away toward the street curb. Here he hesltated for a mo? ment, wlth his face toward Haywood, who flred tlio second shot, and Sl'nner, who seemed to be turnlng when the shot was f-rcd, staggered into the street and fell. Counsel say none of the scandal. to which reference has been made in re? ports, will como up ln tho hearlng, and tho Impresslon now seems to be that eelf defenso wlll bo establlshed. John H. Wlnder. manager of Sunday Croek Coal Company, of Ohlo, arrlved from Clnclnnatl to-day. He la a brother of Mrs. XV. R. Tucker, whose relations to Haywood brought about the trouble wlth Skinner. and ls also a broth? er of Mrs. Ludlow Skinner, and married a Miss Tucker. slster-ln-law of the young wldow, Tucker. Wlnder, who, as the male representatlvo of the famlly, wlll dlrect the speclal proseeutlon of Hay? wood, if thaere Ls any, pays he don't know what will be done yet; that no counsel have been engaged, and that ho cannot say what wlll be done. CAUSE OF THE AFFAIR. Every effort ls being made now to stop the spread of the scandal whlch the klliing has given rise to, the great bulk of whlch ls sald to be really unfounded by both sldes. A conscrvatlve statement of the case appears to be that naywood and Mrs. Tucker were Intlmately asso? ciated. Thelr engagement and subse quently thelr secret marrlage became the subject of gosslp. Then probabiy four months ngo a chlld was born to Mrs. Tucker ln a Northern hospltal, some say ln Baltlmore, some Phlladelphia and oth? ers somewhere in Canada. Haywood de nled tbe marrlage, some clalm, and others say he dld not, but had started dlvorce proceedlngs. Skinner, angered at the slt uatlon, wrote a noto Saturdny to Hay? wood demanding documents he had as attorney of the Ludlow estate in New York, In which Skinner had extensive Interests. Haywood sent a verbal mes sage back that ho was too busy to get tho papers, but would do so later. Then the mon met In front of the postofflce and tho trngedy followcd. Funeral of Ludlow Skinner, (Special to Tlio Tlnies-Diapatch.) RALEIGH, N. C? February 23.?This ofternoon tho funeral service over the re? malns of Ludlow Skinner. who met hJs death nt tho hands of Ernest Haywood Saturday afternoon, were held from Chrlst Church. conducted by tho pastor, Rev. Dr. M. M. Marshall. Thls was one of the most largely attended funerals ever held In Ralelgh. Not ono-thlrd of tho crowd could galn nn eritrance into tho church and tho streets were crowded. The floral offorlngs wero beautiful and covered the outiro altar. ?-???.___ R. W. Smith the Winner (Speclul to 'Ihe Times-Dlspntch.) CHARLOTTE N. C, February 23.-R. XV. Smltih Is to be Charlotle's next post mnstcr. Thls statement is conflrmed by a dlspatch received from Washlngton lato this afternoon. J, F. Newell, tho other applicant, has, as lt seems, fallen com pletely down ln hls efforts to land thls good plum. Smlth was named for tho position by tho Hlss wlng of the Repub? llcan party, who decllned to act Jolntly with the Newell factlon In tho reorgan Izatlon of the Republlcan county Execu? tlve Commltteo last Saturday. Fraternity Banquet. (Suo.ilul to Tho Times-Dlspatch,) DURHAM, N. C, Fobruary 23,-Tlie an? nual stug banquet of Trlntty's Chapter of tho Alpha Tau Omoga fraternity wus hold ln tho banquet hall of Hoto] Curo linn Saturday nlght. A very elaborato irieuu was served and a good many toastu wero rosponded to. Bcaldes tho chnptor hero, wero somo alumnl mombers present! W. R. and F. C. Odoll, of Concord; P H llaynes, of Wlnston; Audltor Dlxon. of RalQlgh. and S, J. Durham, of Raiolgh, Tho honorary guosts wero Professor XV, II. Glasson, of tho dopnrtmotit of polltl? cal seloneo at Trinity, and XV, A, Thomas, of Vlrglnla. a Juslifiable Homicide, (Spoclnl to 'j'ho 'riinijs.Dlaputcri.l WELDON, N. C, February Kt.-Jamoa Honry Banks, a poworful nogro, thls mornlng attacked Nlght Yurdninster C, A. Hudson, of tho Seaboard Alr Llne. The negro hnd Hudson lu tho collar ilnd hnd puslied hlm bnck agalnst a hlgh eni bunkmont and strlklng hlm ovor tha hend, when tlio yardmastor, reaiblng hla perll, drow his pistol jind shot Banks dead. Hudson gavo hlmself up, and ha". a hoarlng to-night boforo a coroner's jury, All tho evldonco showod thnt Fiud son actod ontli'4ly in solf-defenso. Tho ooroner'B jury rttfurnod a verdlct of Jus tltiabie homicide,Vand. ho waa dlachargod trom cuHtody., .* At Pan-Amerlcon Exposition, Unlike Any Other! The full fkvor, the deli cious quality, the absolute Purlty of Lowney's Break fast Cocoa distinguish it from all others. No "treatment" with alkalicBj no ndulteration with flour, Btarch or ground cocoa shellsj nothine but the nutritive and dlgcstible product of the cholc est Cocoa Heans. Ask Your Dealcr for It. THE PRODUCE EXCHANGE Its Succass on tho Eastorn Shoro Su& gojta a Branch In Mnrylnnri, (Hpcclul to Tlio Tltntn-DInpntch.) O-VANCOCK. VA., February 2a,?The success of the Enstorn Shoro of Vlrginla Produco Exchango In Accomao and Northampton oounticH han nttractod tho attentlon of tho ftymcra of Somcrsot and Worcoster countles, Maryland. Tho hand llng of tho products of tho farmers by ono managomont has alded greatly In brlnglng about largor prices. and better aistrlbutlon, whlch hrlngn a much izrentor demand. Tho "oommunlty of Interests" Idea has chnnjred tho state of tho fnrmer horo trom almost destltuto clreumslancea to prosperdty. In recent years mnny farm ara from tho Vlrginla Peuinsula havo moved to the Maryland countloa, Thoy carrled wlth them tholr ldeaa of farmlng nnd of the best paylng crops. Thoy revolutlon lzed the farmlng InduHtry thero to a larga extent, and 'now Instead of corn and wheat Irlshjand sweot potatoes are thelr prlnclpal crop. Theso f.armors now want the oxchango to organlzo a branch of? flce in tho Maryland countles. ro that they may renlize tho benoflts of tho com? blnatlon and not como in competltlon wlth tho Vlrglnia sweots. The exchange has the matter under conslderatlon and appolnted Presldent Benjamln T. Gunter and Goneral-Monagor W. A. BuTton as a commltteo to report at the next meet? ing. Rov. J. L. McCutcheon. pastor of the Baptlst Church at Morgantown, YV. Va., has been tendered a call to the Onan cock Baptlst Church. He camo to the Shoro and preached on Sunday- He wlll look over tho fleld before fir_S.ly decld ing. Rev. Charles Clements. pastor of Hall'a Chapel, Shiloh and Saxls Baptist Churches, in the northern part of Ac? comao county. has reslgned. He leaves tho first of March to engage In misslon work ln thc western part of the State. It Is stated that two new churches wlll bo erected soon ln tho vlllage of Hall wood, in Northern Accomac?Baptlst and Methodlst Protestnnt. Hotol Bloxom, Bloxom, was sold last week to Mr. J. W. Barnes for $2,500. Tho former owner, Mr. J. W. DIckinson, has bought a hotel at Shamokin, Pa, Mr. John H. TTopkins has purchased four lots in Parksley. The firm, Parks ley Coal and Supnly Company, wlll e 'ect a three-story building there Immediate ly. e IN CLIFTON FORGE Flourishing Council JuniorOrder Amer ican Mechanics. CSpeclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatcli.. CLIFTON FORGB, VA.. February 23.? A flourishing council of the Junlor Order Amerlcan, Meohanics has beeil organized here by Deputy State Councllor Garrettson, of Lynchburg. The meeting was held in Nottleton Hall, where moro than slxty members have beon Inltlated. Tho name of tho new council Is Alleghany Lodgo, No. 112. The offlcers chosen to seni'e tho ensulng term are Dr. B. H. Tatum, councllor; Jnck Woodward, vicc-councllor; T. J, Wllson, recordlng secretary; Rev. E. W, Mc Corklo, chaplaln; Dr. R. S. Wiley, treas? urer; J. D. Brooks, conductor; S. T. Tcrry, warden; C. A. Hallock, Inslde scn tlnelj J. O. Phllllps, representntlvo to State Council. Tho offlcers uro well known, and under thelr guidnuco the council wlll undoubtc-dly flourish. Oco Qulnlon, an employo of tho Chesa? peake nnd Ohio shops, tell from an en gino ono day. las week and reeelved sei. eral palnful cuts nbout tho head. Hc was romoved to hls hor.ie, whoro medlcal at? tentlon was glven hlm. The Alleghany Oro nnd Iron Company. of thls place, has bought from the Vlr? ginla Iron, Coal and Coko Compnny the holdlngs of the Buena Vlatn Furnnce Compnny. Tho prico paid was flBO.OOO. George Johnson. allas Wllllam Wado, colored, who recently broko Jall hero nnd cscoipod, was recapturod ono day lnst week In ICanawhti county, W. Va. Tho local authorltlos havo hlm now securely behlnd tho bars. Johnson was sont on to the grand Jury on tlio ehargo of hlghwuy robbery, but mado hls escape boforo hls trlal camo up ln court. A serlous shooting affnlr took place nenr horo on Frlday. Robort Flotcher shot niiothor negro iinined Spcncor John? son In tho left sldo and Inlllctcd a serlous, if not fatal, wound, Tho shooting was tho outcomo of n ' family affalr, and Flotcher was Immedlately arrested by Constable V. W, Wheeler, who placed hlm In Jall to awalt trlal. Johnson, who Is ln a serlous condltlon, wns brought horo to tho Chesapeako and Ohlo Hospi? tal for troatmont. The Ladles' Ald Soo.oty ot tho Bap? tlst Church hold a Tom Thumb rocop tlon and Dutch baby show at tho resl? dence of Mra, S. W. Goodwln on Frlday nlght, It was a financlal success, und tho procceds go to tliat churoh. Fire on the York. fS.meliil to Ttiu Thni'H-ni-P-teli ) Vs ?ST POINT, VA,, February 211.?Nt_*vs ronchod Wost Polnt to-day by men aoiiiinir up tho York on a sehoonor thnt tho houso on tho King's Creok property about four niilos abf.ro Yorktowri, formerly bo longlng to Mr. Paul Van Nuino, now ovmod by Dr. Goorgo W. Rlolinrdson, of Wost Point, was lii.-lumos, soomlng.. to havo caught on the roof. It wns ot-aupled by a wntchnmn put/thoro to gunrfl vulu able oyster grourwls. It was lnaured for 1800, nothlng llko 'jj_ Yulua STAUNTON'S GAS PIANT DAMAGED Several Employes Injured as a Result of a Fire and Explosion Yesterday. (Spcclnl to Tlm Tlm.n-Dlspat.h.. STAUNTON, VA., Fob, 23,-At about 6:20 o'clock thla aftornoori as workmcn were connecUng plpos botween the old and now 'gns plants, near tha Baltlmore and Ohlo Depot, nn explosion occurred, and ln a moment's tlmo tho new gus-house property wan ln flames. The gas waa cut ofC from the town Immedlately. The llro company responded proippetly, prevetit lng- tho spread of llamea, nnd ln a short tlme tho flre waa under control. Vicsars. Dumne. Cochran nnd Thornton woro palnfully, but not fatully, burned, wlilla Messrs. Kapllnger, Suporlntendent Glenii und Klng Wero sllghUy burned, All llireo men were employedby tho gas com? pany. Tho Idsb cannot be aacertalncd at thls tlmo. SufClclent rcpalrs wero tem porarlly mado. Tha plant la now fur? nlshlng gnB as usual. Tha Gypsy, Wllllam Massey, who nbout three weeks ago shot and kllled hls wlfe. was Indloted by tho grand Jury to-day and sont on for trlal at tho March torm ot the County Cdurt._ NEAR THE UNIVERSITY A Young Negro Run Ovor and Nearly Kllled. (Speelul to Tlio Tlmca-DUpntch,. CHARl_OTTJ_:SViLL_-, VA.. Fobruary 23.?Allon Torry, a young nogro, wna nearly kllled by a train at tho Unlversity Haturdny evenlng at 0:30 o'clock, Ho 18 now at tho UnlvorBlty Hospital In a crltl cal condltlon. Torry la a natlve ot Ivy, thls county, nnd Saturday evonlng cllmbed aboard tho local pasBoiigror train over the i-ncsapoako and Ohlo Rallroad to doadhoad hls way to thla clty. Ho boarded tho train at Ivy all rlght, and camo to tho city wlthout bolng dlscov orod by tho tralnmon. As tho train ap? proached thlB clty tho negro thought that ho mlght bo diacovered by the polico at tho Unlon Statlon and put ln jall. Ho determlncd to Icavo hls hldlng-place at tho Unlversity, thinklng that ho know tho placo B.ufllclontly well to know whon to Jump from the train. Tho trnln was turning tho curvo at tho Unlversity ovorhoad brldgo whon tho no? gro propared for hls leap, and whon It was bohtnd tho dlspoaaary, a fow teot ncaror tho statlon, ho lot go tho stop rail of tho car. Tho track at thla placo is aa rough on tho outsldos, or patha run? nlng by tho track, as on any ploco of road ovor whlch tho Chosapeako and Ohlo travols. Tho, unfortunftto man alao mls calculated' hla distanco, and whon ho struck tho ground hls feet allppcd from under hlm. With a scroam ho fell under tho movlng cars. Throe coachos passed ovor the man's loft leg, cuttlng lt off. Hls body was tor rlbly brulsod and crushod, and hls akull wns fraoturcd In three placos. Ho lay only a few mlnutcs where he foll beforo ho was plcked up by tho medlcal stu? dents ot tho dlspensary, who heard hls crlos. Help was summoned and he was carrled on a strotcher to tho hospltai und! reeelved the proper caro and attentlon, It was rumored thla monlng that tho negro dled during last nlght, but chls waa found to bo untrue, though hls oi.l'clnn ls, of course, crltlcal, The ma.i Is nit known in this clty as far as could bo d'ts covcred. FIRE AT FARMVILLE Blaze in the Residenco of Governor McKinney's Widow. (Speelul to The TIaics-Dlspatch.) FARMVILLE, VA., February 23.?Tho alarm of flre yesterday morning was occasloned by a small blazo ln one of the upper rooms of Mrs. McKinney's res? ldence. The bed ln the room of Mr. J. A. Armlstead caught from an overheated stovo, and but for tho qulek work of the publlc it might havo resultod more seri? ously than.lt did. Only the bed clothing, a sult. of clothes and an overcoat were de? stroyed. Flre early yesterday morning totnlly destroyed tho residenco of W. H. Burger near Farmvllle. Thc origln is unknown. It was wlth much dlfflculty that Mr. Burger, who Is a very old man, and was slck in bed, cscaped wlthout being burn? ed. Confirmation servlces were hold yes? terday ln the Eplscopal Church, Eishop Rnndolph officlathig. Washlngton's birthday Is belng observed here to-day by the closlng of tlie post office and tho two banks. Tho Ilampden-Sidnoy gymnasltim team wlll glve an cxhlbition in tlie Gymnasium Hnll of tho State Normal School to-mor? row nlght commenclng at S o'clock for tho beneflt of tho Normal Annual. The admlsslon feo will bo -6 cents. IN LEXIN'QTON Bishop Wilson to Preach the Washlng? ton and Lee Baccalaureale. (Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspntch.. LEXINGTON, VA., February 23.?BIshop Alpheus W. Wllson. of Baltimoro, of tho Baltlmore Co'nforonco of the Methodlst. Eplscopal Church, South, has accopted tho Invltation to preach the baccolaurcuto sermon at the Washlngton nnd Leo Unl? versity commencement, Sunday morning, June Hth. BIshop Wllson was one of tho cummoncement spcakers ot Washlngton aud Leo about twenty years ag-o. The assistant professors nt tiho Vlr? ginla Military Inslltuto gavo a dollghtful danco Saturday night in the Jackson Me? morlal gymnasium. A nunibor o? young ludles wero present, nnd tha occaslon was onu of much onjoyment. Muslc was fur nlshcd by the Vlrginla Military Instltuto Orcheatra, Informatlon has beon recoived hero from Hinton, AV. Va., thnt tho forgor who as sumed tho name of Covey and attempted lust full to pass bogus checks in Bcx Ington and was arrested hero, ha.t mado a confcsslon of hls crlmo ai Sqmmers, W. Va., and hns been scutcnccd to Ilvo yiiara ln tho West Vlrglnia penitentlary. Wllllam Owen Wllson, of South Bos? ton, Va., hns beon eiected by tho Athletic Commlttooof-Washlngton und Lee as manugor of the foot-ball team for next season, nnd Wllllam Rnndolph Bled soe. of Lexington, Va., assistant mana? ger, Washlngton nnd Loo Unlversity hns been awarded tho buso-hall championshlp for tho western sectlon ot tho stato by tlio Vlrginla Inter-Colleglnto Athlotlc As aoclatlon, and tho ohnmplonship for tho eastern aootlon gpes to Rlohmond Col lige. As Wiishlngloti nnd Leo defeated Rlohmond College hist soason, the awnul glvos Washlngton and Leo practically tho Stato chumplonshlp. BELLFIELD BURNED Homo of Mr. D. W, Morris on n Hlstoric York'Rivor Plantatlon. . (Spuolul to Tlio T'!iil-.-l)|_.titeh._ YORKTOWN, VA., Fehruury 23.?D, W. Morris lost by riro hls dwelllng nnd con tentB at 1' o'clook thls morning. IHs liorno, Bollfleld, ls a liortion of ono of llio hlstorjo old plnntntlons of Eastorn Vlrginla. Ho was urausod from sleep by doteotlng tho odor of scoreblng wood und on arlaliur dlucQYor.d tho liousofull of smoico. Riislilng (lowmUuirs Uin tiro vvtis found to bo btirnliig brlskly from llio outslde, In a few moniejits vhn entiro dwollliiff waa a musa of flnmcB. Grubt'lng a tow<?l soalced In walor ho ro-eutetreu. the b-vl-rouiii ln seurch of hls wlfe. Bv-um ......... V t In Lighter Vein! A. _____________-... -? Many things can be treated in a light and frivolous manner Good lifjht, however. cannot be treated lightly. Good light enables you to keep nood eyesight. It avoids doctors' bills as well as gas bills. We will prescribe for all light troubles free o? cost?and sell you the necessary medicine cheap. We hope b -forc many more months are past to have the *? mantle of fame coverus on account of our good work in mantels. I Ministers and missionartes help people to be good?we come X next and offer them every facility- to keep clean. " Cleanliness -f is next to godliness." We have the best assortment of bath X room supplies in the city?this fact won't wash r>ut. See ? t RICHMOND PLUHBING & MANTEL CO., T Both phoncs 0 36. 26 N. Nlnth Street, Riehmond, Va. RS______-" minutos elapsed beforo sho could bo found, and only by the use of the wet cloth could she bo kept from suffocatlng and be carrled safely out of doors. Tho only property saved was a small portion of the kltchen furniture, even tholr wardrobes being destroyed. The only plece of cloth Ing Mrs. Morrls man aged to save was a new hat, which ahe had Just purchased. , Mrs. Morrls was Bpcedily convcyed to tho bospltable home of Mr. Thomaa Lockey, where she apent tho balance of the nlght and ah was dono that could be to make hor comfort able. Tho houso wns n frame Btructure and burnod florcoly. Had lt not been for the favorablo wlnd, tho flamos would liave beon commurtlcatcd to the barns and out bulldings ncarby. Tho loss wlll foot up about $2,000, as Mr, Morrls esttradtes. Insurance money wan loft wlth a frlend some tlme ago and lt la not known whether tho policy was written or not. The only other occu pnnt of the bullding was a colored farm hand, who was aroused by Mr. Morrls, entlrely obllvlous of his perll. PRINCE WILLIAfl QAYETY A Deligjhtful Valentine Party Given by tho Misses Sanders. (Spocial to Tho Tirnes-Dlapatch.) CATHARPIN, VA., February 23.-A de? llghtful valentlno party was given at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Sanders Fri? day nlght, the 20th, In honor of thelr charming daughters, (Misses "Nellle and Pearl Sanders, who, as hostesses, re ceired most beautlfully, and were as? sisted by Miss Sasscer, of Maryland, and Miss Loulse Lynn, of Fairfax. It wns a soclal ovent of great pleasure, and will long linger in tlfo memorles of thoso who attended. A novol nnd hlghly enter talnlng feature' o" tho evening was ln? troduced, In whlch the young gallants present were requlred to proposo to the numerous young ladles, and, lf accopt? ed, wero given a heart, othcrwise a mlt tcn. Tho one gcltlng tho greatest number of hearts was given the llrst prlze. Thls was awarded Alr. Jett Pattle, of Prlnce Wllllam. Miss Boss, of Montgomery county, Md., had the fewest number of hearts left, showing that her hand wns greatly sought after, and was given the flrst lady's prlze, a handsome souvenlr valentine, deslgned speclally for the oc? caslon. Thon camo the bestowals of love, which was measured by ounces. Mr. J. B. Gray son, of Fauquler, captured tho greatest mcasure, 190 ounces. Instrumental music was a promlnent feature of the evenlng. Refreshments wero served as the hour approachd mldnight. Thoso present were MIsses Brower. Eleanor Wllklns, Addle Wheoler, Katle Cushlng, Sallle and Ella Buckley, of Prlnce AVlIliam;-Miss Loulse Lynn, of Fairfax; Miss Kate Gray son, Mrs. F. H. Sanders, Mrs. Walter L. San? ders. Mrs. Charles F. Brower. and Mrs. Clarence L. Lynn. of Prlnco Wllllam. The gentlemen present were: Messrs. Norman and Mac Buckley, Omoir Wells, Lynn Cushing, Jack Pleroy, Frank nnd Jett Pattle, Wlll Davies, Wlll Gllbert, Brown MetcaJfo, AAT. L. -Sanders and F. H. San? ders. MARTIN?CREWS James City Man Wins a Brido in Pittsylvanin. (Siirrlal to Tn<> Tliiii-s-lMspatcli.) CHATHAM, VA., Fob. 2.*).?A beautiful homo weddlng wns porformed at hlgh noon Monday, whon Miss Kllzaboth A'lr? ginla Crews and Mr. Hanson Noville Martln, of Toano, James Clty county. were married at Bello Clrove. the home of tho brlde's mother, Mrs. L. J. Crews. Tho parlora. whlch hnd heen prdviously dnrhened, wero olabordtcly decorated wlth eye'rgroens, potted plnnts nnd cut flow? era, and the soft light from myriads ot beautlfully decorated lanips presented a sceno of rare beauty. Eloped to Lynchburg. (Speclnl to Tlio Ttuies.DIsimtch.) SILEPPARD'S, VA., February 23 ? Miss Mary Cox, of Knoxvllle, Tenn,, who haa been ' on a vlslt to her unolo near Ihi's plaoo slnco hist Chrlstmns, and Mr. Garnetto KUIotto, of Curdsvllle, olop.'.i ln Lynchburg, whoro they wero married, Thoy returned to Curdsvllle, spent tho day nnd left foi- tholr futuro home near r.'urd.svllle. DO NOT DOSE THE STOMACH. Cure Caiarrh by Nature's Own Methotl. Evory Breath of Hyomcl Brings Reliuf' Nearly evory ono who has catarrh knows how foollsh It is to try an.l curo It by drugglug Iho stoiiinch. Temporary reiiof mny bo given, but a curo seldoni comes, Untll rccontly your physiclan Avould havo snld tho only way to cure oalarrli would bo lo havo a ehango of cllinuto, but now with llyomel you am curry a hoalth-glvlng clIniiitB ln your vest ponket nnd by broaihlng lt u fow nilnutas four tliuea a day soon curo yuiirsulf. Tho lon.llng dt'UffglsLs of thls clty havo sold hund'reds of Hyoniel outtlls, aud tha moro Ihoy huII the moro conWncod th.ay aro that they nro pcrfucUy safe ln guar iinteoltig tn rofund tho monoy lf Hyoniel does not curo. Thoso who uro subject lo catarrh or catarrhal poldu wlll do thpniselves an ln Josttco lf they do not iiurclitise n. llyouie) outllt at ona^,timl?'*__U I'tepared for llift* BudxV*"* ? m ?mwnmi aoawii. . Good Vision la assured with every palr of glassea we flt. Comfort g 1 o s s o s, con tentinent glassea, perfect fltting glasses, We wlll sell you a perfect flttlng palr of glapses.that -wlll make you feel contentcd?and bo a comfort at work of any k'lml. Why not know for cer? taln whether you need glasses?it may sava you Irom unncccssary suffer? ing from headnches, ner vousness, etc. Wo wUl tell you ln a few mlnutea. mmAtteri) FOR I903 Wlll be 1-eudy APRIL FIRST, lt you have not subscrlbed send ln your order at onco and sftve $1.00. If j'oii havo changed your telephone uumbcr notlfy us prompt>7. HILL DIRECTORY CO., i-onoLJ375. HQ9 E. Main St. IN HECKLENBURG Big Suit Again st Southern is Settled Out orCot-rt. (Speelul tn The Tim.a-nispnt.li.. BOYDTON, VA.. Fob. 23.?Mr, Robert Wllliams, af thls place, has compromtsed hls sult agalnst tho Southern llallroad for Injurles sustalned by hlm same tlm* slnce, whlch suit has been pendlng in the North Carollna court at Greensboro fur moro thon a year. Tho case was set for last weetc, Willlamson clalmed twenty thousund dollars. Tho matter was settled out of court by tho dot'un dent company paylng tho plalnUft three thousanil dollars lu full of all domonds. Mr. Willlamson wi_3 an eroployo of Uio Southern. Both tlto rcctor und tha ladloa of tlie Eplscopal Church aro maklng every ef? fort tu rcbuild tlielr burned roctory. Thelr purpose is to try nnd bulld u flre-proof building, or aa riour one os possible, lf Ihoy can secitre the necessary funds. The roctory lot Is located in __ nelghborhood wliera tlicro nro large woodon bulldlngs,, and to protect thelr new bulldlng agalnst Uro tho tvetor Is oxtremoly anxious thnt lt bo flre-proof. The lucllea and the roctor Im-ve worltod ralthfully, but they still need ubout one tliousimd dollars to carry out thelr plans. Tho Board of Hupervisors of Meckleu luirg met hero ln regular siesiilon thl.s morning. Mr, Charles S. Hutchlson waa oloctod chairman ln place of iho late Walter V. Gregory. Mr. F. B. ltoberts., of Cliaso City, wus appolnted by ...i court to tuko tho placo ou the board of Mr. Gregory, decoased. Mr. Roberts ftt tendod to-duy for tlio flrat tlme, Tho low prloea of tobacco has hnd tho effeet of greatly deprcsslng tho far? mers ln thla county, and there wlll not lio us inuuli tobucco pluiit<_d tliis yc?_r us last, Colonol Thomas _\ Ooode, who, wlth hls famlly, have been apunding the wm tor iu Plortdn, la reported as belng com fortubly well o(t lu health. The Colo? nol haa boen ln poor health for qulto a good whllo, Sonator J, N. Hutchlson, from thla, tbe Twonty-flfth Sonntorlal Dlstrlot, ls at liome ln very bad health. Mr, Hutchi aoti hns falleu off about sisty pound-i. llo hopesa now tluit he U improvlug ln heal.h and stroxigth. Ha has been tq Buffulo fc-pi'lnssj.