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TEST CASE (Massageand Physical Science Man Arrested In (Greensboro A NEW STATE STATUTE , It Exempts From Examination Only i^l&Those Practicing Christian Science. rjf The Oase Will Be Fought In the Court? and Appeal Taken. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) > ORBBN8B?RO, N. C, April W.-What will eventually prove to be a case of far reaching Importance aiid Interest to tho medical profession was begun before Mayor Osborne, as a Justice of the peace, hero yesterday. Dr. Batten, a member ' of the State Board of Medical Examin? ers, had warrants executed on A. C. Biggs for practicing as a physician with? out; having obtained certificate after ex? amination before tho Board of Examin? er?. Biggs came here two weeks ago and advertlsea as a non-medical' physi? cian, using massage and, physical cul? ture treatment exclusively. Ho has a great'many patients, and at the trial yes? terday the prosecution introduced two? of them to establish the fact that he was giving treatment for a fee. The prosecution, represented by Messrs. King and Klmbal), claims that under th? amended act of the last Legislature any one, except Christian Scientists, who uses any method whatsoever for the treatment of disease, If a fee Is charged, must first undergo an examination be? fore tho medical board and register the certificato before thq clerk of the court. The net declares all such to bo practi? tioners of medicine and surgery, whether medicine or surgical Instruments turo used or not. Major Charles M. Sted man, representing Biggs;? takes the posi? tion that tho amendment Is unconstitu? tional, and while Biggs was bound over to the Superior Court, ho will continue bis practice, and the case will go to the Supremo Court, whichever way It Is decided In.the Superior Court. If the case Is decided against Biggs, It will mea? tho complete destruction of nil species of massage, ost?opathie or non-drug treatment, oxcept Christum Scientists, ln;the State. It Is sold that there ere at least ono hundred practi? tioners In the State who will either have to leave or give their treatment free of charge. The Increased posto-ce receipts at High Point for tho past three years give a fine Illustration of Its development. Receipts for 1?0O were ?7,536.26; for 1903, IH.W1.74. One of th? most Important eases tried at this term of the Federal Court was concluded yesterday evening. George M. Hodgln. a store-keeper and, grocer at .a dl?tlllery In this county, waa Indicted for permitting a distiller , to violate tl'-e revenue law. Hodgln!Is an active Repub? lican politician and a man, of good stand? ing, and'the'extrerae vigor of the prose? cution against htm was generally com? mented on. The trial lasted for two days, he being very ably defended by Mosers. Bynum, Long and Bradshaw. [ The Jury brought In a. verdict of not guilty, which evidently very much shocked Judgo Boyd. Hodgln attained prominence two years ago by organizing a society for the promotion of honest administration of the revenuo law by ntoro-keepers and gaugers, and the ver? dict of not guilty Is token as a vindica? tion'. Another verdict of not guilty was re? turned In the caso of another store? keeper and gauger, S. W Swain, of Ran ? dolph county. He was charged with ?hooting a revenue officer. Swain ad? mitted the shooting, but contended that he thought ho was shooting at a dog, ? when It happened to be a stump, behind which two revenue officers were watch? ing. The dog-stump was rotten, and the ball, going through It, slightly wound id a concealed officer. A prominent Republican here yesterday declared It was an outrage to be prose citing so vigorously Republican workers and store-keepers and put them in the penitentiary, just on the eve of all of them losing their Jobs, through the abol? ishment of county distilleries by the ' Watts law. STREET RAILWAY SOLD It Is Believed the Line Will Be Extended * from Salisbury to Spencer. ? . r ,(?W,ej5.,,,te,?1,?. Thne?-DI?patoh.) SALISBURY, N. C?, April l?.-t? local owners of the Salisbury Street Railway Company have sold tho enterprise to Bos ton capitalists. Many citizens believe the [iew company will complete the line from lera to Spencer and have tlie cars running iy the middle of summer. Thla would be a great advantage to .the town, as there Is much going and coming between this place and Spencer. The latter place Is growing rapidly and proporty Is on ? ?teady Increase In value. Many outsiders pre Investing in real estate In the grow Ing little railroad town; new citizens or? lontlnually arriving, and everything seem? to Indicate that It Is only a matter of a litt e time until the Southern's new town Wilt be one or the largor towns of this eeotlon of the State. * The Concord Presbytery [a |n e0S8?n In Salisbury this week. The meetings are being held In tho First Presbyterian Church. The pastor of this church and host of the Presbytery. Rev. Jethro Rum? ple,' D. D., has served this churoh for more than forty years, this being his second pastorate. He Is now advanced In years, but still active In his work, and Is universally loved by all denominations ?nd tho public. IN RALEIQH Commencement of the Leonard School of Medicine and Pharmacy, (Special to Tbo Tlwee.pienatcli.) RALEIGH. N. C, AprlHot-At the ?jommencement of the Leonard Schools of Medicine and Pharmaoy and the Law Department of Shaw University (colored) In thl? olty, diplomas were- awarded to twelve graduates in medicine, five In pharmacy and six In law. Rev. Charles H, Watson, D. D., of Boston, delivered the annual address, and State Supeiln* tendent of Publio Instruction J. Y Joyner presented the diplomas Dr, Wataon'H tneme, "Moral Peril and' Moral Opportunity,' The state treasurer announces that the ?Bontraot for engraving the 1300,000 series of? State bonds, authorized hy the recent Legislature, la awarded to (he Western Bank Note Company, of New York and Chicago. They will be the finest steel engraving, and are to be finished us early as possible. Senator Simmons has selected W. R. Smith, of Weldon, for a cadetshlp at Annapolis, JIo Is a son of William R. Smith, cashier Of the Bank of Weldon. The alternates are Joseph J?. Walt, of Raleigh, and Jacob H, Mayerberg. The examination will be. in Raleigh April 2lst. Governor Ay?ock has named as' the State University Visiting Committee for ???? ?, A. Daughtory o( Ayeghanyj Col. ?* Think naught a trifle? though it email ap? pear" ?Young'? ? Night Though??" Nothing thst proceed? from It?! worhhnps ?j thought ft trifle by the GORHAM Co. Silversmiths As much thought is given to the design, as much care to the finish of a teaspoon as of a thousand - dollar vase. The quality of the sil? ver is precisely the same and to both the trade-mark gives the same guarantee of ex? cellence. All responsible ' Jeweler? keep Oorhatn Silverware T. W. Mason, of Northampton, and J, T. Manning, Esq., of Durham. It Is announced that the baccalaureate 'sermon of tho WoJco Forest Collego commencement. May 2<th, will be by Rev. B. C. Dungan, of Louisville, Ky. Congressman Claude Kitchen will de? liver th? address to the law department and Rev. R. P. Johneori, of Fifth-Avenue Baptist Church, Now York, will deliver the literary address. ? The Agricultural and Mechanical Col? lege commencement will be in progress ?May 2?h-27th. The speaker? have not yet been announced. THREE TRUE BILLS Indictments Found In Mlddletown Burn? ing Cateti. (Special to The .Times-Dispatch'.) WINCHESTER, VA., April 10.?The Mld? dletown burning attracted Intense Inter? est in tho County Court to-day, and at a lato hour this afternoon the grand Jury returned three true bills against George Willey, one against his daughter, Mrs. Lucy Malster, four against D.. E. Ed mondson^ . three against Albert Rhodes and- one against Jacob Hain*?, for rob? bing C. M. Rosenberger's store: 'This Is the third grandjury that has had the \ coses. ' In the County Court to-day Joseph Lewis and Peter Dlxon, both ? colofed, were sentenced to ten and eight and a half years, respectively. In State prison for killing and maiming several heifers belonging to Mrs. Hiram Roe. '? ' ? BOXER LEADER DIES OF DROPSY Yung Lu's Death Removes Greatest Power in China Save Empress Dowager. (By Associated Press.) PEKIN, April 10.?Yung Lu, the Comp? troller of. Finances, Is dead. He had been suffering for aome time from dropsy. Tung Lu was a Manchu, and. at tho time of the beginning of the . "Boxer" outbreak was ?viceroy of the province of Pe Chi LI and Generalissimo ? * ot the Chin?se army. He was then said ..to be the most powerful man In China, his in? fluence being even greater than that of Li Hung Chang. Since the death of the latter, Yung Lu has more than once been represented a sdlctatlng the policy of the Dowager Emperor. Young Lu was said to be teh real author of the anti foreign outbreak in Pokln and Tien Tsin, and he commanded ? the best disciplined troops which opposed the allies. Yung Lu's death removes the greatest powor In the government of China, ex cept the Dowager Empress, and many consider that tho Dowager Empress was under his domination, While outwardly friendly to foreigners since he returned to court, there Is no reason to believe that Yung Lu was really less'bitter against them that ho was one of the leaders of "Boxerlsm." ' His death was largly due to his refusal to consult any foreign physician until al? most In extremis, when he called In the doctor of the Japanese legation. LOCAL OPTION IN LEESBURG Allot Loudoun Is Now Dry. "Drys" In Leesburg De? feated Two Years Ago. (Special to Tbe Tlmes.DUpatob,) LEE8BURG. VA-, AprU 10.?Much In? terest was manifested In the local option election held on Thursday, the 9th, In Leesburg Magistertal District,'- which re? sulted In the defeat of the wets and In victory for the drys. Th?? majority wo* 28 votes In the district. This district la composed Of two preclnot??Lucketts and Leesburg. At Lucketts number of vote* cast was 109, one excluded. In Lees burg; precinct tbe ifote stood: Drys, 198, and wets, 162; at LUOkotts?drys, 44; wets, if The registered vote at Lucketts Is IZt and at Leesburg, 833 whites and 82 neJ groes. This district was tho only wet district In the county of Loudoun, and was carried two years ago by & ?mull majority for the advocates of liquor ||, cense, I The election passed off quietly, al? though supporters on both side? worked vigorously for their cause. Borne of the most conservative and conscientious men of the community were ranged on each Miss Emma Parks, of the Girls' Latin School of Baltimore, is spending her Eas? ter vacation wtlh her aunt, Mra. m, m Ritohle, West Grace Street Nfflei WOODWARD A SON LUMBER HOUGH AN? OIICetCD BIG DEAL IS CONFIRMED T. C. Williams Company Sold to British-American. THE PROBABLE OUTCOME Headquarter? May Be Established in This Olty?Concern'? Books are Now Undergoing Examination. The expected eonflrmatlon of th? re? ported ?ale of th? T. C. Williams To? bacco Company, of this city, came yes? terday In the shape of an official state? ment from the vice-president and ohlef owner of the ooropany, As anticipated yesterday, U develop? that the sale Is not to the Continental Tobacco Company, a? at first rumored, but to th? British-American Tobacco Company, a combination, as the name suggests, of British and American capi? tal. When the Imp?rial, of England, and the American, of the United States, came to terms after the recent .spirited fight, an agreement was made, The chief fea? ture of thl? compaot was a clause to the effect that the Imperial would stay In England and let the United States alone, and that the American would atay In the United States and 1st England alona But ' Do you see the man the lion Is about to capture? Solution of puzzle In yesterday's Times-Dispatch: Th? face Is formed by shadow near horse'? front left foot. the two great trusts were to Join hands and go out to capture tbe remainder of the world. For this purpose there was formed the British-American Tobacco Company, at the head of which was placed Mr. James B. Duke, president of the American. MAY BE HEADQUARTERS. It Is to this big concern that the T. C. Williams Company goes. In connection with the transfer there arises a question of the purposes of the combination In purchasing it. By many it Is believed that the great .Richmond concern will be made the basis of the Brltlsh-Amorlcan, and ' that something like a headquarters for the concern will be established here. The T. C. Williams Company controls a vast export trade, and It affords a val? uable vantage ground. If It Is to be made the foundation stone for the Brit? ish-American there may be big things In It for Richmond. The confirmation of the reported sale came through Mr. T. C, Williams, Jr? vloe-preeldent of the company, Mr. Williams stated, In a Word, that hie company was to be sold to the British American, and that the deal Is about to be closed. Negotiations tor the sale have been pending for several days, and a satisfactory Issue Is expected to fol? low very shortly, Overtures were made by the British-American, and the Rich? mond concern submitted a statement of Its assets. An examination of the book? Is now being made by accountants of the British-American and a report will be made at once. If the statement Is veri? fied the purohase will follow Immedi? ately, BUYS ALL THE STOCK, , The transfer will, of course, be abso? lute. The British-American purchases all of the stock of the T. C. Williams Company and acquires entire control of It It la believed generally that there will but slight alteration In the method of conducting the business. To the pub? llo at large It will appear much as the same old company. The name will prob? ably remain as It Is. The ooncern will be the T. C. Williams Branch of the British-American Tobacco Company, The personnel of the company will probably be materially changed. It Is too early yet, however,. to make any statement In connection -with this fea? ture of the sale. ? OUT Continued from First Page. Wedartck Pennell found the revised copy of the statement, He himself had a oopy of the original statemeent as transcribed frora his st?nographia notes, BURDICK'S STATEMENT, Mr, Coutesworth re?d it It was pre? pared on tho Saturday following the murder, and wns addressed to the pub? llo. In the statement Pennell stated that ho had satisfied tha" district attor? ney and the police that >he had had noth? ing to do with the Burdlck murder, With reference to his connection with the divorce proceedings he said the llvlng tmvo their lives to live and have greater rights than the dead, He daclarod that there was no truth In th? charges brought against Mrs. Burdlck or himself |n the complaint He declared that there was no reason why she should bu,ve been driven from home by Burdick? that Burdlck had bee? Intimate with a woman whom ho Intended to marry, and that It was not until ho learned that Mrs. Burdlck was to sue him for divorce that ho sued for divorce himself. ' , Pennell declared that Burdlck learned of his wife's Intention to eue for divorce when he secured bar paper? from th? safq deposit Vault by forging an order on the deposit company. Ponnoll declared BUfdlok wan killed by an unknown woman, whom he had Invited to his house at midnight. WltnesB Omphelltis stated that Pennell had tw6 revolvers In his oOlee. Witness noW had thorn at home. Ponnell had one tip to the day following the murder of Burdlck and then ho got another. Mr, Coateeworth Inquired whether J, Frederick Ponnoll would be in town. ?Tb ?aid-he wanted to Inquire of Mr. Pennell about tho alleged defalcations of hi? bro? ther, and alsoy a? to whobho? he pos? sessed any pape?? showing that he Com? mitted suicido. "I thought the district attorney did not intend. to go into these matters/', said Mr. Penney. "What do you know about the story that Pennell was a defaulter?" "I decline to answer. I am wtlllng to ?tate that Pennell'? paper? refer In no way to the Burdlck case. Thero Is no reference In any of them to Mr?. Bur? dlck or to detectives." Wallaoe Thilyer, w,ho had been Pen? nell'? attorney before his death, mad? a statement on the ?tend, saying! "I will ?tate tht\t In non? of Mr. Pennell'? eom munlcatlotie to me, and In none of hi? paper?, was" there anything bearing on the Burdlok murder, or tho death of .ut. PennelL Pennell left with mo a ?ealed envelope of Instructions and two Insur? ance policies for $26,005, which I was to hold In trust. I wae Instructed not to open the ?ealed package until the In? surance money was paid over to me, and then I was' not to make publie-'the name of the person or persons for whom I hold the Insurance In trust or make known iholr name? to anybody aside fron? the beneficiary or beneficiaries. Now, that Is all I ,care to state." The most significant feature of the tes? timony of Dunbar was that Ponnell? rang his gong to warn him before tho vehicle plunged Into the quarry. / William yLannon, who was with Dunbar at the time of the accident, told a simi? lar ?tory. , Thomas Penney, Pennell'? oounsel, had little Information of Importance that he cared to make public. He thought that he first went to Pennell's house on tho morning of March 12th with Frederick Pennell. From the house they wont to Pennell's ofllce. "Did you examino any papers in Pen? nell's ornco?" "I did not." "Did Frederick Ponnoll?" "I don't think so." "Did the clerk, Mr. OmpheliusT" "I do not know that he did. Some, boxes were token out of a safe and put In bank." INSISTED ON PRIVILEGE. Mr. Pennoy then stated that he was willing to tell anything that had any bearing on the Burdlck murder, but ho would Insist on exercising his privilege as attorney for tho estate oT refusing to answer any questions relative to the Pon nell estato or the Pennell papers bear? ing on the estate. "Mr, Penney cannot be made to testi? fy about these things," said the court "Do you know anything about Pen? nell's financial affairs at the timo of his death 7" ,\ "I do not" "I "Do you know whether he owed any considerable amount ol money at tho time of his death?" "I decline to answer." "The court has Instructed me to go Into those matters," sold Mr. Coatee worth. Judge Murphy said it might not be Important whether Pennell was a default? er or not "I don't believe any greater motive can be established than what has been brought out 'hero," he said. He then rendered his verdict, and the inquest was declared closed. THE BTATEMBNT. The statement prepared by Pennell be? fore his death Is in part as follows: "Owing to the faot that my name was ! so unfortunately at this time connected with the pending divorce proceedings. It was forced into great publicity In con? nection with the tragedy (Ue)f. So far | as any possible oonneotton with that crime was concerned, I satisfied, I think, th? district attorney and his assistants thoroughly that I had nothing ;to do with It. and since that time neither has my house nor myself been under suspicion or surveillance, "After bolng out for a ?hort time in the early part of that evening I spont the rest of it at homo, as was shown by the evidence of my wife and the servant girl In our hmiie I ? nk ' ? ' ? " acquitted, both by Mio publlo and au? thorities, of any conception with the crime. "It now beoomos incumbent upon me to make somo statement relative to my con? nection with tho divorce proceedings. There was no trut hin the charges brought by the plaintiff In that proceeding against the defendant and myself, (Tho charges wero absolutely donlod under oath and oounter charges have been made, ?md in a ?hort time the case would have been ouletly tried bofore a referee and set? tled. "The relations exiting between the plaintiff and tho defendant have been strained for some time. Twice he had I unjustly attempted to make her Sea ve Prompt Relief for Coughs, Colds, Jistbma, Bronchitis, Boarstmss^Sont throat home. My wife and myself had taken her', aldo In th? controversy that arose between them, and she had consulted me for logal adviee ahd tjrotoctlon. During this time the man himself had intimate relations with a wotuan whom ho desired to marry, For that purpose It Was neoee sary to be free from his wife. Ile dis? covered the fact that hi? wife khew of these relations by gaining access to tho safe deposit vault, whero she kept ?or imp?t1? through f?fgofy ami written order over her blank signature and purloining the keys from her. VERY UNFORTUNATE. "Being thu? apprised of the evidence against him, he dotor. mod to anticipate her action by bringing an action himself hi ordor that he might have the appear? ance of being an Injured patty, and out of the vlndlutlvonoss and desire, to Injure me as muoh a? possible made me a de? fendant In tho aotlon. Hi? allegation? were properly dented, and tho Issues would have been ?quarety met when hi? death occurred at the hands of some | unknown woman, whom be had Invited to his house at midnight Nothing moro unfortunate could have occurred for everybody Involved, ?a the entire matter necessarily became public and If the truth could have appeared the barm would not have boen so great; .but truth and yellow Journalism are at opposite polos, and consequently a mas? of He?, fic? tion ahd imagination were published, whioh had no possible basis in fact, but for the salce of those most concerned, some of these misrepresentation? must be taken up and met 'Wirst, In reference to the ofhoe whloh I was alleged to have maintained In Cnlllloott Square. That oflioe was leased and furnished by me under an arrange? ment with another" man, whose name oan be1 given, to enable him to do a col? lection business. Shortly after that ar? rangement he received an offer of a salaried position In another city, whloh he desired to accept. I arranged, there? fore, to release hltn, and no buslnee? was ever done in tho office, nor was It ever used as a meeting-place In, any manner ?o falaely and unjustly Indicated. - UT^QBALnTLEDLY FALSE. "Beoondly, In reference to the alleged statements of a New York deteotlve agency, whose main business seems to have been to give their clients' secrets to the publie, I desire to ?ay that with? out knowing what arrangements wero mado with him by any person, any state? ments on the part of auch agency tend? ing to refleot in any way upon either myself or any other person lnvolvod,' are unqualifiedly falsa, and bave.no basis In fact "Thirdly. During the pending of the divorce aotlon It becamo necessary for me to consult with the defendant in ref? erence,'to the course to pursue. For that purpose It was necessary that a mooting should tako place hero. In New, Tork, or Atlantic City, but In such eases, as oan be absolutely proven, these meetings were In such places and under such olrcum stances as to absolutely negative any other Idea than the purpose of transact? ing the divorce action. "Finally It may be said that the crime Is as great a mystery to the writer as to any ono. Terrible notoriety and pub? licity has been brought upon people, j more especially upon women, who have entirely undeserved It, and great wrong has been done all concerned, especially | to ' th? family which has suffered and must suffer most For that ' wo must thank the spirit of yellow Journalism, whloh does not hesitate to violate every principle^ of truth, honor, chivalry, Jus? tice and sanctity In their efforts to make news and sell papers, whloh make that style of Journalism one of the sickening things of modern civilization." CUP DEFENDER LAUNCHED TO-DAY (By Associated Press.)'. BRISTOL, R. I., April 10.?There will be launched Just before sunset from the Herreshoff's Worke, a 90-foot composite fin keel yacht, which a syndicate of yachtsmen of the New York Yacht Club has had construoted for the defense of the America's cup against Thomas Lip ton's third challenger. Miss Isabel Isolln will christen the boat "Rollance." The new defender will carry the hopes of tho nation that she keep Intact the successful record of tho past 52 years against more than a dozen attempts on the part of the British yachtsmen to regain the blue rlbbou of the seas. Although the Reliance, as has been nearly all tho cup defenders, has been built In secret It Is known that her un derbody Is constructed of Tobln bronze and her topsldes of nickel steel. It Is known also that sho Is about 97 feet over all. Just short of DO feet on the water Une and 24 feet beam. Wben fully rigged ?ho will be' able to spread over 14,000 square feot of can? vas, which la the largest amount ever holstod by any racing ninety-foot sloop. | ?' ? m ' SCANDAL IN ARflY United States Officers in Cuba Said to Have Been Exorbitant. (By Associated Press,) " TOLEDO^ OHIO. April 10.?Congress? man J. H. Southard, of this city, has started an Investigation which may bring to light R^eonndal among United States officials at Havana. Tho oharge is that exorbitant charges are being made for the dlslnterment and shipment of tifo bodies of the dead soldiers from Cuba, when It should be done free of cost, ac? cording to Mr. Southard. BLIND CHAPLAIN DIED YESTERDAY ? Passed Away In Santa Bar? bara; Cal. : Widely-Known as Preacher and Lecturer (Hy Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. April 10.?The Rev. William Mllburn, the venerable blind chaplain of th? United Status Benate, died In Santa Barbara, California, to? day. Word to this effeot was received hero to-night by Colonel D., A. BansUoll, the sergeant-at-arms of the Senate. The deceased was a native of Philadelphia, where ho was boru In 1823. Whon he was five years of age a, play-fellow accident? ally struck him In tlio left eye with a piece ot glass. For two year? he wus confined to a dark, room under medical treatment, and subsequently became to? tally blind. While sorvlng a charge at Mobile, Ala? bama, Mr. Mllburn underwent a, trial for ?heretical teaching?. Ho was widely known as the blind preaulier and leo turer, 111? ministry and lectura Held cov? ering many parts of the United States and Canada, awl of Great Britain -and Ireland. He also wits known au wi Au? thor, - FIGHT ON STREETS OF SOUTH BOSTON The Nowton-Cooley Difficulty Grew Out of Divorce Pro? ceedings by Mr. Newton, (Special to The Tlmee-DIspatch.) SOUTH BOSTON, VA., April 1?.-?. D. Ne?*ton, of Danville, who 1?? oonnected with the ConUnental Tobaooo Company, met ?. ?* Cooley, of the Cooley MU1 lng Company, South Boston, on Main Street this morning and saldt "You scoundrel, you have ruined my home." A fisticuff took place forthwith, but by? standers separated the combatants be? fore any serious Injury was dona. Both men were promptly arrested by. the po? lle? and, tried In Mayor Carrlngton'? court. Newton was fln%d five dollars, COoley was" flnod .twent?/ dollar? for carrying concealed weapons, - whioh ho exhibited in court, and five dollars for fighting. Newton and hi? wife have bien sepa? rated some time. She Uves with her father In this to-wn. Newton some time ago Instituted divorce proceedings in the Corporation Court of Danville, Mr. iB. S. Custer, ot Danville, repre? senting Mrs- Newton, and Thomas Hara 11 n, of Danville, representing Mr. New? ton, are both here to-day taking deposi? tions In the matter. Two years ago Mrs. Newton instituted suit for divorce, but It appears that a compromise was agreed on, by whioh she waa to have the care of the son, six year? old. Your corre? spondent. talked with both Mr. Newton and Mr, Henry. Walker, father of Mrs. Newton. Their statements are as . far apart as the pole?. The case Is the, talk of the town, aa all of the partie? aro known hero. The Town Council,. at Its regular monthly meeting thla week, granted per? mits to five persons to keop saloons for the ensuing ^twelve months. There was no opposition, as It was'known to bo use? less. The old Council Is a ho?d-over one, and was elected In December. 1000, as' favoring the sale of spirits. The license Is $300.: Rev. J. W. Wlldman has b?en con? ducting services at the Baptist Church every night during the week. Considera? ble Interest is being manifested. There have been' several conversions. Mrs. Honry Easloy Is taking muoh In -terest In the Confederate Bazaar to bo held In Richmond. Sho will doubtless make a good financial report. Mrs. Jamos E. Llpscomb and Miss Manilo Easley aro visiting friends In Danville. Mr. John Owen, who Is a medical stu? dent at tho University of Virginia, is ii home for Easter. ? Mrs. Louise Barksdale, of Houston, has.been a visitor In town during tho week. CAPTAIN CHEEK DEAD Native of Fredericksburg pies In Mem? phis, Tenn. (By Ansnclnted Pre??.) MEMPHIS, TENN., April 10,-Captaln Mark R. Cheek, superintendent of tho Memphis and Arkansas City Packet Com? pany, and a veteran river captai??., died here to-night. Captain Cheek was'a na? tive of Frederlcksburg, Va., and was sixty years of age. . M. Stcherblna is Dead. . (By Associated Press.) CONSTANTINOPLE, . April' 10.?M. Stchorbina, the Russian consul at Mltro vltza, who was shot by an Alblan sen? tinel there recently, Is dead. ATTEMPT TO BURN NEW CUP DEFENDER Thought That Person Who Tried to Set Fire to Boat Shops is. insane. (Uy Associa te J Preai.) BRISTOL, IL I., April 10?Indications that twice during the last week attempts have beon mado to burn tho Horroshoffs' bout shops and new cup defender Relhinca have Just come to light. Tha matter was not reported to tlio police, but extra pro cautions have been taken to guard tho property. Two. years ago an attempt was made to burn the boat shops and the yacht Con? stitution,"which wus helpg built, and the would-be incendiary wus capturad and subsequently declared to bo insane. It le thought tho present attempts have been duo to a similar causo. Apparently every effort has been made to keop tho fact? from becoming public. . It Ib said that last Monday tho watchman at tho shop found some greaso-suturuted chips on lire In tlio shop near the yacht. The watchman promptly stopped tha Uro. Steps were tukun to prevent a recurrence uf auch an uucldant, but on Thursday night another flro was started. The work? men uro of opinion that the second at? tempt lit least was only a matter of care? lessness on the part of some one about the shop. Simothy Kerse Dead. Mr. Tlinot?iy Korso, ntjed 72 years, died at 1:90, o'clock this morning at his resi? donee."'No. 781 West Marshall Street, lifter n lingering Illness, The deoflusrd was well-known and prominently con neotod In Rlohmond, und has a large ulrulo ot friends who will mourn 111? death. The funeral arrangement? will ha announced later. Death of J. Henry Lehew, (BpeoUil to The Tlmes-Dlapatoh.) LURAY, VA., April 10.-J. Henry Le hew, aged about thirty-two year?, died ?t t'ho home of his brothor-ln-law, Mr, D, l. Holmes, In Luray, thla nvonlne. Con? sumption was the causa of doniti. Tho deceased was tho youngest ?on of tha late A. J. Leh?w, of this county, und a brother of Mr. W, II. Lehew. of the roventi? service, and of Mr, A. J. Lehew, or Luray. Death of Dr, 8, V. ?. Hamilton, (Speclnl to The Tlmea-Dlspatch.) WINCHESTER, VA.. April 10.?Dr, Simon V. N. Hamilton, a well known veterinarian, died to-day of paralysis, i-ged tlfty-two years, He was a native of Tlog? county, ?. Y. DEATHS. JONES??Died, at his residence. No. 223 East Broad Street, at W:45 A. M., April U. 1903, J. N. JONES, after a long Ill? ness. Funeral notice later. KERSB-?Died, at 1:30 A. M.. at hla resi? dence. No. 731 West Marshall Street, TIMOTHY KERSE. Funeral notice later. THANKS FOR iVlANNNLL Anti-Saloon Service at Broad Street Church. DR, MOORE IS TO SPEAK Will for the First Time DIkUu the Work He Haa Undertaken? Easter Ser' mons In the Various Churches To-Morrow. - For the flrat time ?lnce hie arrival t Rlohmond, the Rev. Gordon B. Moore, D. D., th? n?w superintendent ot the.Anti Saloon League, will on to-morrow night dlaouaa th? work of the organisation with which he i? now conneoted. Up to this time Dr. Moore haa declined to make any publlo statement of bla iviewa concerning the fight for tempereac? In "Virginia, _ J He ?aid he wanted time to familiarise hlmaelf with the situation here. To-mor? row night he will preach at the Broad Street Church, and upon this occasion h? wlU present the work of the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia. The fact that the character of hte future movement? of the league depends upon the views Dr. Moore may hold in reference to the matter makes a first ?tatemen! from him of unusual.interest j; ." , j In addition to this feature of the aer ?vicef there will be.another Just sia inter? ?sting. The Rev. W. B. Beauchamp. paa tor of the church, ?aid last night that in addition to Introducing Dr. Moore,. ha proposes to make it a thanksgiving.ser? vice, far the success of the Anti-Baloon League, with general reference? .to the advancement'of the cause and with par? ticular reference to the Maun bill and the Danville ivletory.' ,' ' ? Easter in th? churches will mean aweet muslo and speolal sermona on the Aesurreotlon . of Christ. Among, the Catholics and Episcopalian? the dar Is a great feast But all ' denotni?, nation?, will observe the occasion, ' more or les?. Many of the church?? will be. beautifully decorated with flower?. At Broad Street Methodist In the morn? ing, the Rey, W..B..J Beauchamp will preach a sermon appropriate - to Bastar. There will be special muslo by the choir. At Centenary, Dr, W\ W, Lear will preach In the morning on "The Resur? rection of Christ A? the Basle of Hope," and-at night, on? "If a Man Die, Shalt He Live Again?" The night sermon Will be the first of a series on "Future Life.** The Rev, J. S. Boyles will preach In th? morning, at Randolph Street Baptist on. "The Greatest Doctrine in the Bible." At night his subject will be "The Devil, of To-morrow." . At ? Qrov? Avenue. In the morning. Dr,. Hawthorne will preach-on '.'The Moral Effect? of Christ's Resurrection.", at nlght^ his subject will be "The'Gospel imperisi)-." able." . '\ ?' ' ", ' Tho Rev. T. Weston Bruner, D...D.V th? new pastor of ? Calvary Baptist, will' preaoh there in the morning. At 4 o'clonlc In the afternoon there will b'e addressns of welcome to Dr. Bruner and .other In? teresting exercises. Dr. G-eorge Cooper will p?eaob In the morning at the-First Baptist on "The Joy of the Resurrection." and at night on. "Baptism and tho Resurrection." with Manney'e cantata,' "The Risen Christ,"' The Rev. M. Ashby jones will preach In the morning at l?lgh Street on 'iThe Message of the Empty .Tomb." At night on Easter cantatat will.be sung.? Regular services will he held nt the Second Church by Dr..'W. R, L Smith, and at Grace Street Baptist by Dr. C. ? S. Gardner. The Rev. L B. Betty will preaoh mom- ' Ing and night at Clay Street. There will be special sermons and muelo for Easter. Dr. John Hannon will preach In th? morning at Union Station on "A Priori Argument For the Resurrection.'' The ' pulpit will be filled at night by Dr. H. ? Johnson, Regular services will be held among.' tho Presbyterians nt the First Church by Dr, Kerr, at the Second Church by Dr. Cell, at Westminster, by Dr, T. R.'! Eng- , lieh, at Grace Street by Dr, Je re Wlther spoon, and at the Church of the Covenant by Dr. J. Caln'ln Stewart. The Rev. Carey E. Morgan will preaoh In the morning at Seventh Street on "The Resurrection." There will be special muslo, Hev. Dr, Henry E. Johnson, pastor of Laurel Street Methodist Church, Will oo? enpy his pulpit at the Sunday morning service. He will take "Dally Bread "a? his subject, a continuation of a ??rie? of ?ermon? on the Lord'? Prayer, Rev, John Hannon, D. D.. will occupy the pul? pit at night. The morning servions af Aabury neat Sunday will be In a charge of th? Ro?e buds. A most pleasant and attractive pro? gramme has bean arranged. The little folk Iwve prepared a number of recita? tions. Special mus?a I?'promised. The pastor, Rev, R. M, Money, will preach a, speolal sermon to the 'Buda,-The Rose? bud Master offering, for which boxes were distributed among the children some Urne ago, will be received, and the pro? ceed!* announced at the alose of the ??in vice. The public, ?nd especially tha friends and parents of the Rosebuds are cordially invited to attend. Get Their Freedom In May, The dlHcharue list sont the Govornot hy Superintendent Helms of those con? victa whose terms of confinement at th? penitentiary explr? lit Muy contains th? following name? of white men: David Mabe. Peter C, FlcWJe, \V, H. Warren. Robert Calvin, R, W, Wtlmquth, John J. Woody and. John M'oVey, Ther? ar? about twenty colored man who also ?r? given th?lr freedom. Mis? Fannie Orayson and Miss Boat?, of Alucinarle, are at New Ford'?, being on their way to the Baeteru Shore to Visit Mrs John E. Nottingham.