Battleships Texas. Indiana
and the Hartford In Port.
PREACHER IS PROFESSOR
Negro Janitor of tho Y. M, C.A. Attacks
a Woman With an Indian Club.
Might Have Killed Her but for
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., June 12.?The
battleship Texas, flagship of the coust
defense syuudron; the battleship Indiana,
-which is being used as a training ship,
the training ship Hartford, and lour tor?
pedo boats, arrived here this afternoon
and anchored ofr the Casino grounds.
Tin' Indiana has aboard a Large num?
ber of cadets from the Naval Acauemy at
Annapolis. Arrangements have been
made for the cadets to visit the sli'p yard
and after the trip they will go on their
regular summer cruise. It Is not known
Just how long Ule fleet will remain here.
ACOEPTS PR\OFESSOB'S CHAIR
Rev. XX'. C. Wicker, pastor of the ?"view?
port News Christian Church, has ac?
cepted Uie chair of philosophy and science
of Elon College, North Curollna, to which
he was recently elected. Ho ha. Just
returned to the city, after an absence
of a week, and to-day ho announced
that he had finally decided to leave.
Mr. Wicker gradated from Elon Col?
lege In 180S, and In 1895 ho graduated
from the Unlverstly of North Carolina.
He taught In Elon College from 1807 until
1600, when he came here to establish a
church of his denomination. Tho church
has steadily grown since that time, nnd,
a second church, the East End Christian
Church, has since been established.
The pastor will leave here on July l?th,
and the Christian Missionary Association
will name his successor.
ATTACKED WOMAN WITH CLUE.
Isham Dmke, the negro Janitor for the
T. M. C. A. and First ?Presbyterian
Church, was sent to the gran* Jury In the
Police Court to-day on the charge of
felonious assault. The negro waited for
a woman In an alley last night and as?
saulted her with an Indian club. If sev?
eral white men had not run to the wo?
man's rescue a.murder might have been
committed. The trouble occurred on
Twenty-fourth Street, near Washington
Avenue, and caused a great deal of ex?
citement In the neighborhood,
The school board attended the closing:
exercises of the colored public school to?
night in a body. The exercises were In?
teresting, and the trustees were pleased
to note great Improvement over last
It Is stated that Mr. A. W. Withers,
the owner of the Academy of Music, will
probably have the building remodeled to
make It a ground floor theatre. It Is not
known whether or not the work will bo
done before the coming season begins,
hut the theatre-goers have been clamoring:
for a ground floor theatre for some time,
nnd It Is likely that steps to give them
what they want will be taken soon.
CHAMBER OF COWVIERCE
The Annual Meeting and Election of
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CHARDOTTESVILEE. VA"., June 12.?
The Charlottesvlllo Chamber of Com?
merce has elected officers for the ensu?
ing year- ns follows; Moses Leterman,
president; XV. T. Martin, first vice-presi?
dent; C. XV. Hulllsh, second vice-presi?
dent; Charles G. Maphls, secretary; A.
Dussow, treasurer. Board of Directors,
the president, being chairman, and tho
two vice-presidents members ex-ofllclo;
XV. H. Wood, Phil Leterman, J. A. Gil
more, Fred W. Twymnn, J. E. Irvine, M.
Kaufman, J. Edwin Wood, J. N. Waddoll,
'Thomas C. Conlon and Andrew M. Bre
Messrs. XV. J. Keller and Charles G.
lMaphls were elected delegates from tho
Chamber to the annual meeting of tho
Virginia Board of Trade, to be held at
Virginia Beach on June 23d.
INVESTIGATION OF COLLISION
Marine Inspectors Hear Testimony and
Take Case Under Advisement.
'Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
FREDEPJCKSBURG, VA.. Juna 12.?
The Investigation of tho collision between
the steamer Caroline, of tho Weems Dine,
and the Tourist, of the People's Dine, at
Port Conway on the Rappahannock River
a few weeks ago, commenced hero yester
?ay before Captains Whlto and Wright,
Vnlted States marine Inspectors, of Bal?
timore, and was concluded to-day. There
'wera five witnesses on both sides, and
each steamer was represented by able
?counsel. The Inspectors took tho case
under advisement, and will announce
their decision later.
Miss Carrie Lee White the Bride of Dr.
Alfred Chambers Ray.
(Bpeclal to The Times-DlBpatch.)
CHAREOTTESVT_E_. VA., June 12.?
Trinity M. E. Church, In North Clarden,
Va., was the scene of a beautiful and
brilliant marriage on tho 10th Instant.
The contracting parties wero Dr. Al?
fred Chambers Rax, of Hotetourt, and
MIsb Carrie Lee White, of lied Hill, Al
bemarle. Va. The spacious church was
beautifully decorated with putted flow?
ers and cut blossoms. There were two |
arches, and under the first the whole i
party passed, and under tho second the |
contracting parties were obligated and i
blessed. The music was sweetly tender- |
ed; and the beautiful ritual of the church i
was Impresslvelv repeated by Rev, George '
H. Bay, D. D., of Franktown, and Rev. ;
Dr. Trlbble. of Charlottesvlllo, Va. Tim
ceremony of the ring was one of strik*
Jnif beauty, and the bride was given aw iy
by her father. Mr. George XV. White,
on whose arm slio leaned as sin- ap>
nroaclied the altar.
Manv carriages brought a large aswiTi
bly ?if the elite of Albemarle, and Ipnu
before the ceremony began the churoh
was filled to overflowing.
The sun shtine out brightly In the clear?
ing skv and lent, a charm to the rainbow
Rev. George H. Bay. Jr., brother to the
groom, was best man, and Mrs. Russell
Bargamin. of Richmond, was matron of
honor, Miss Eth?l White, sister to the
bride, and six of her schoolmates, wen'
bridesmaids, The bride is a graduate of
the female college i'1 CharTotteavllle.
The groom Is a degree man of Run
(jO)phtMacon College and late professor
<if mathematics In Oultman College, Ai.k .
?ind graduated In 1897 at the head of bis
class In the University College of Medi?
cine In Richmond, Va., and h?is had a
double post-graduate course In the Poly
clinlc Institute. Now York, and has an
extensive medical practice in Eagle Rock,
The married couple bad numerous and
roktly present? from their friends neat
by and at a distance. After an elegant
luncheon served at the beautiful home
of the bride. Dr. andi.Mrs. Bay took the
northbound train- for an extended tour.
? (Bpeclal to The Times-Dispatch.) ?
EAST BADFORD. VA., June 12.?At
the Flret Baptist Church, East Bndfonl,
at 8 o'clck Wednesday evening, Mr. Rob
ert A. Roblnbon and Misa Bert lia I-;
Epilog were married In tho presence ?>!
a larga concourse of relative? a ?id friends.
?pi* Qtstmvuy wak iiuiiviu.ua by ituv, J,
W Rflwles, of Washington, D. C. Miss
Sno Culgln presided at the organ.
'Die bridesmaid wn? Miss Eleanor Ken?
dall mid tlin bast man Mr. W. T. Robin?
son, of i.vni'hhiirg, brother of the groom.
The hnppv couple left for a two weeks'
nonffymooh In Kastern cities. The groom
Is one of tlio most popular locomotive en?
gineers on the Norfolk and Western Rail
(Bnectnl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOI-K, VA.. June 12.?Miss Grace
Cecil Whltehurst and Mr. Charles Dennis
Pitts **-ere married at the Park Avenue
Presbyterian CHUrCh Thursday by the
Rev. Dr. E. B. McCluro The maid of
honor was Miss .Tennette Hall. The
bridesmaids were Misses Dottle l^ggett,
Mildred Pitts, Mattle Perry, Lily Trower.
Evle Jnhnnkln and Irene Couper. The.
flower girls were Misses Jeanette Henley
and Mabel Eldrldge. Mr. J. Porcy Hod
nett was best man. The ushers wero
Thomas Nottingham, Charles Sheldon,
Harry Gibson, W. H. Snelllng, Washing?
ton Taylor, Jr.. and E. J. Newton. The
bride and groom left for nn extended
(Special to The TImes-Dlspateh.)
CHAKLOTTESVILLE, VA.. June 12.?
Mr. Wilbur Thomas, of Charlottosvllle,
niid Miss Mary S. Clements, of Albomarle
county, were married at 8130 o'clock last
evening at the parsonage of the First
Baptist Church, the Rev. Dr. John 13.
fSppolfil to The TlmpR-nispatrh.)
WOODSTOCK, VA., Juno 12.?Mr. J. H.
Dulln, a practicing attorney and candi?
date for the Democratic nomination for
Commonwealth's Attorney of Shenandoah
county, and Miss Laura Luck' Walton,
will be married on next Wednesday at
3 o'clock P. M.
The bride-elect Is tho oldest daughter
of Hon. and Mrs. M. L. Walten, of this
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
, OTAJU/OTTESVILLE, VA.. Juno 12.?
A marriage of Interest will occur on to?
morrow at tho home of the bride's pa?
rents, near the University of Virginia,
when Miss Eleanor Huntington will be?
come tho bride of Lieutenant Sayles,
Unltod States navy.
Miss Huntington Is tho daughter of Col.
R. W. Huntington, of i the Univers)?*, i
who ?vas former!v a paymaster at tiic
Norfolk navy yard.
Mrs. Shelton's Illness.
(Speclnl to Tho TImes-Dlspatoh.)
"hoMEVILLE, VA-, Juno 12.?The crit?
ical Illness of Mrs. M. T. Shelton. wife
of Hon. J. H. Shelton, ex-Judge of Sussex
county, is a source of a great deal of
apprehension to her large circle of friends
and relatives. Having been pronounced
"In extermls" by her attending physician,
her children were telegraphed for and all
gathered at her home, "Montrose," In
attendance at her bedside. Among them
are Mr. David Shelton, of Dendron, Va.;
Mrs. R. A. Clmndler, of Yorktown. Va.,
nnd Mr. John L. Shelton. of Douglas, Ga.
She Is a member of the famous Land
family of Surry county, and Is greatly
beloved by a large clrelo of friends, who
admire her gentle Christian eharncter.
At last reports from her bedside her
condition was sllghtlv Improved.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stephenson, her
daughter, havo also had the misfortune
to lose their only daughter, little "Miss
Polly,'' an Infant of fifteen months.
ARE BOTTLED UP
The Flood Entirely Washed
Away Road Leading to
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
AMHERST, VA? Juno 12.?One hundred
thousand dollars would not repair tho loss
sustained by the people of this county
from the freshet. The situation reported
from Scott's Branch, a small stream
which comes out of a mountain hollow,
Is rather a novel one. There has always
been a road along the banks of this little
stream, which loads to several settle?
ments, but tho morning after tho storm
these settlers found themselves complete?
ly bottled up; their road was all gone and
rocks piled heap upon heap where the old
road once was, and It Is reported by some
of the best Informed cltls-.ons In that sec?
tion that another road can never bo made
along this branch again. So tho Rood
people on Scott's Branch are wondering
ns to how they are over to got out of
this hollow with horse and wagon again.
Many who wtire great sufferers from the
storm and fre.shet aro bearing up under
their misfortunes bravely, nnd have gone
vigorously to work again In the hope of
repairing their shattered fortunes, and
quoted from the revealed word, saying:
"Shall we receive good at the hands of
the Lord, and not evll7"
Mr. W. Ernest Sandrldge, clerk of the
County Court, returned to Amherst this
morning over the Southern Railroad with
his bride from North Carolina, formerly
Miss Annie llobson.
There was no County Court held In this
county during the month of May, as no
Judge was on hnjid; so a considerable
amount of work is in waiting for tho new
Incoming Judge. J. M. White, who will
doubtless be here next Monday to preside
o.yer tho court. It Is thought he will have
more than a week's work here at his first
?y ..J dtsced by siege if the
I garrison cossld be starved
I i out. The strongest body
"' I has to give up the figlit
*S"^ when starvation weakens
J it. There are more deutln
from starvation than the world
dreams of. When the stomach is dis?
eased and the food eaten is ssot digested
and assimilated, then the strcsifrth of the
body begins to full because of lack of
nutrition, and the weak body falls an
easy victim to the snicrobes of disease.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Me-dipal Discovery
cures diseases of the stomach and other
organs of digestion asid nutrition. It
restores physical strength in the only
possible way, by enabling the assimila?
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Address Di. K. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N.y,',
Broke Out of Cell, but Jailer
Drove Him Back.
THE KISHINEFF A.EETING
Distinguished Speakers Will Be Heard
on Sunday Afternoon?Closing Ex?
ercises of Davidson's Seminary.
Chamber of Commerce,
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
PETERSBURG. VA., Juno 12,-Charles
Ross, alias Lewis Harris, tho negro await?
ing trial in this city for horse stealing,
attempted to break Jail last night. Ross
hns manifested a bad temper, and had
previously attempted to break out of his
r/sll, tor which he was placed In a dun?
geon. Late last night Jailer Bowles
heard Ross In the hall on tho sido of
which the cells are located. The negrc
was trying to prlzo apart tho Iron bars
to tho door which leads Into tho jail
yard. Tho Jailer fired a pistol and made
tho negro return to his dungeon colt. Ross
had broken out of his cell and after
getting Into tho hallway was trying tc
get through tho door Into tho yard when
he was discovered.
Captain John S. Webb, of Prince George
county, has been appointed engineer in
charge of the construction of tho ex?
tension of the Seaboard Air Bine Railway
from Atlanta, Ga? to Ccdartown. Cap?
tain Webb was in charge of some Impor?
tant work of the Ohio extension of the
Norfolk and Western. Ho has also been
conected with tho Chesapeake and Ohio
The Board of Governors of tho Cham?
ber of Commerce yesterday afternoon dis?
cussed new enterprises, bettor telephone
service at all railway stations, securing
Pullman car accommodations with tickets
to Petersburg, and looking Into the mat
tor of more homes for those coming to
this city to take positions In the va?
Genera] Stlth Boiling, Captain N. T.
Patteson and R. D. Gllllam were appoint?
ed delegates to attend tha meeting of
the Board of Trade to be held at Virginia
Beach on the 23d.
The meeting In behalf of the Kishlnoff
sufferers will be held at the Academy of
Music Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
The speakers on the occasion are Hon.
W. B. Mcllvvalno, Hon. R. B. Davis, Hon.
C. T. Lasslter. Judge J. M. Mullen, ex
Governor William E. Cameron, and Rev.
Genre E. Booker.
A small, but enthusiastic audience en?
joyed tho presentation of "Captain
Rackctt" by the Harrison-Adams Theatre
Company at the Ferndale Park Casino
The closing exercises of Davidson's
Seminary, of which Misses Nora F. M.
and Jennie Daivldson are principals, took
placo to-day. The following pupils were
awarded gold medals for having obtained
tha hlghost average In tholr respective
Academic department?Mary E. Harris
and Goldlo Harris.
Preparatory department?Nannie F
Austin. Ella N. Fisher, Lilly M. Collier
and Harry L. Nugent.
Primary department?Dora Levy, Ruth
Shackelford, Mary Austin.
The past session has been a very suc?
cessful one, and the principals are much
gratified at the success of tholr pupils.
VA. POLYTECHNIC INSTITLTE
The Closinr Exercises Begin To-Day
and Run Four Days.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BLAOKSTONE. VA., June 12.?On
Tuesday of the V. P. I. commencement
exorcises Is always the largest crowd In
attendance. There has been published In
several papers in the ritate a nrogrammo
for the V. P. I. exercises, giving ?ham
battle as Wednesday afternoon, when It
should bo published as Tuesday,
The largest crowd comes to see the bat?
tle more than anything olse. Below Is
tho ofllclal programme as published by
the Instituto, which gives the exorcises
as they will be carrlod out. Tho Junlor
sinlor gorman takes place Friday night,
Saturday, June 13th-8:S0 P. if.: Cele?
bration Loe. Literary Society.
Sunday, June 14th?11 A. M.: Baccalau?
reate sermon, by Rev. W. A. Barr, D. D.,
8:30 P. M.-j Sermon before Young Men's
Christian Association, by Rev. R. D.
Smart, D. D., Norfolk, Va.
Monday, June 15th?11 A. M.: Address
before the literary societies, by Hon.
Harry St. George Tucker, Loxlngton, Va.
3 P. M;? Competitive drill.
fi:S0 P. M.: Battalion dress parade.
8:30 P. M.: Celebration of Maury Llt
Tuesday, June 18th?11 A. M. : Ahimnl
address, by Prof. G. T. Surface Emory
and Henry College.
3 P. M.: Itevlew of battalion, followed
by sham bnttle.
8:30 P. M.'i Illumination of campus: band
concert: lire works.
Wednesday, Juno 17th?10 A. M. : Pro?
cession to chapel.
10:30 A. M. : Essays by members of
12 M.i Conferring of degrees.
12:30 P. M. : Address before graduating
class, Hon. A. C. Braxton, Staunton. Vu.
9 P. M.: Commenremont hall,
Danville Preacher Addresses Meeting
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch i
PBBDErtlCKSBUBG, Vs., Juno 12.
Another large public meeting was held
by tho toinpernnco people here last night
at tho courthouse. The meeting was ad?
dressed by Rev! T. M. Simpson, pastor of
tlie Methodist Church of Danville. A large
i audience, in which tliero were mm?1
! ladles, was prosont. Considerable Interest
was felt In this nddress, as Danville, the
home of Mr. Simpson, went dry In a local
option election some time ago, and In his
spcorh Mr. Simpson, as was expected,
, touched upon tho Issues of that eompulgn
I n'nd spoke of the effects on tho commit
? nlty generally since that time, which,
from ills standpoint, were air to the In?
terest nnd ad'vantiigo of Danville. The
tempor?neo advocates here aro very oar?
j nest, and are prosecuting vigorous cam?
! palgns. It Is stuteil that Judge William
| II. Mann, of Notloway, aiyhor of the
! Mann bill, will bo tho next speaker to
address the people of this city. Those
i'?.posed to local ptln are by no
mear?a Idle. :i?"?? l It Is exported that the
election mi June 99th will be an extreme?
ly lively one.
Smitlifield Veterans, Sons nnd Daugh?
ters Band Together.
(Special t" The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
SI FKOl.K, VA., June 12.?At Smlth
iii-Ul, Vu., a ?amp of Confed?rale veter
!ju-.. to t?o culled B. E. I.oo Camp, No. 4,
was organised last night, witli thirty
I reven niemlior?. Tho following were elect
! r<l officers; Colonel E. M. Morrison, com
; manden \Y, D. Folk, thst llauteiuint
commanderi j. p, Jordan, adjutant! Jamos
.1' Andrews, treuenror.
Colonel SVlllltun li. Stewart, of Ports?
mouth, ?nude an uddri>ss.
A eliapter of the Daughters of the Con?
federacy was organized at Smllhfiiild last
I iiluhi, with Mrs. 11. E. Boykln pre_ldent
nnd Mrs. S. a. ftlddlck secretary.
R. E. Lee Camp, Sons of Confederate
Veterans, was Instituted ,-r',?mlthfleld last
night. These were otllci"?: George N.
Guy, commander; S. A. Rld<Uck, lieuten?
ant-commander; \v. L. Folk, adjutant.
There aro nbout twenty members.
BIO STONE GAP ELECTION
Officers Chosen for the 1 own and Bond
(Speetnl to The TlniM-Dliipai,cta.)
BIO STONE GAP. VA.. June 12.-The
municipal election, under the now Consti?
tution, was held here on Tuesday. The
following officers were elected to serve
for a term of two years:
For ?Mayor?W. II. Morton.
Sergeant?W. M, Be.-iman.
Treasurer?I. T. Gllly.
Trustees: W*. A. Head, R, P. Barron,
W. S. Rose. S. P. Flcetior, XV. W. Tay?
lor nnd r. D. Rutherford.
A bond Issue of J'-'O.OX) for the con?
struction and equipment of a new elec?
tric light plant and for the Improvement
of the water works and streots, waa voted
on and carried In favor of Issuing the
W. C. T. U. CONVENTION
Truckers Get Goid Prices for New
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WILLIAMSBURO. VA., Juno 12.?Tho
county convention of the Woman's Chris?
tian Temperance Union was held to-day
at the Baptist Church. Two services were
Isold, morning and night, with a fair at?
Mr. E, XV. Warburton yesterday pur?
chased a farm of George Crawloy, In
Jumes City county.
The truckers of James City are ship?
ping Irish potatoes In lnrgo quantities
now, and prices are splendid.
ELECTION IN CLIFTON FORGE
Mr. Lipop Defeats Two Opponents for
Mayor by Good Plurality.
(Special to The Tlme^-Dlspatch.)
CLIFTON FORGF, VA., June 12.?The
municipal election took pince here Tues?
day. Mr. Jos. W. LI pop was elected
mayor. His majority waa 1!) over that
of ono of his opponents and AA over the
other. Messrs. L. F. Alley, Geo. Bnkor,
W. C. Moody, A. N. McMullln. Drs.
Hughes and "Wiley weare elected members
or the Town Council.
Much Interest was manifested In the
election, nnd as the light for mayoralty
was a three corneretl one. It was d;f
flcult to ascertain who would be elected
before the election. The Alpine Band
serenaded Mayor Lipop to-night.
WERE CAR BREAKERS
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., June 12.?J. C. Coun?
cil nnd J. A. McLaughlin, trusted em?
ployes of the Norfolk nnd Western Rail?
way, drawing good salaries, were tried to?
day and sent on to the grand Jury on the
charge of breaking and entering railway
cars and stealing goods, tho property of
the railway. The specific charge was that
Council and McLaughlin broke Into cars i
of the railway on August 3, 1902, and stole
hams and whiskey valued at $30. Mc
Lauglln made a full confession and Impli?
cated Council, .saying that the whole
thing was done at the latter's suggestion.
REV. C. P. SCOTT RECOVERS
A Hearse Bought by Subscription In
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.?
ARVONIA. VA.. June 12.-Rev. C. P
Scott, of Barton Heights, Va? announces
his purpose to preach In Arvonla next
Sunday. Mr. Scott has been very sick
for two months, so tho news of his re?
covery will be read with pleasure.
Dr. West, vice-president of the Antl
Saloon League, will make an address In
Arvonla Thursday. 25th.
Mr. Edward Roberts, an enterprising
Citizen, has, by a subscription list, raised
a sufficient amount to purchase a hearse
for the uso of this district. The appear?
ance of the conveyance has created quite
a little stir with the younirer nopulaco. and
Agelasto Breaks Down Under Heavy
(Spoclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK. VA., June 12.?M. A. Age
insto this afternoon was physically unable
to finish the snatches begun on tho courls
of Country Club yesterday afternoon with
John C. Davidson for the championship
of Virginia, and ?vas compelled to default
to Mr. Davidson, who was declared cham?
pion of Virginia In tennis singles for the
second year. Tho cause of Mr. Agelusto'K
inability to plnv was his hard snatches
with Washington Reed yesterdny.
An Empty Jail.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CHATHAM, VA., June 12.?The Juno
term of Plttaylvnnla County Court con?
venes Monday next, and for the first
timo In a long time there Is not a crim?
inal In Jail to bo tried. Geh Carter, who
was given six months In Jail and lined
J2'0 for being accomplice to the beating
of Mr. D. C. Fdwards, of Plttsylvaniu
county, was liberated to-day. Only one
prisoner remains In Jail, wh(i Is serving
?in eight months' sentence.
Supreme Court of Appeals.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WYTHRVILLB. VA? June 12.?The
proceedings In the Supreme Court of Ap?
peals to-diiv were as follows:
Taylor et al. vs. May Forbes, admln
Istrntrix. et als. Argued by 8. Hamilton
Graves nnd A. P. Staples for appellant
nnd C, A, Mcilugh for appellee.and sub?
For a Big Coke Plant.
(Sperlal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CRAH ORCHARD. VA., June 12.?Bos?
ton capitalists were here last week
looking over the eoal mines of the It.
C. H.-illnid Thornton Co., negotiating with
She ?onipnny to put In a big coke plant
: Strange Animal Encountered
in Campbell?Party Goes
Out to Hunt Him.
(Special so The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
UIU.UKN'KAl.. VA-, Juno 1'.'.-a s-1 range
aulm.-i! taa the people of these parts mad*?
Ills appearance a few ?lays os?. Ali-.
Joseph Drlsklll, n perfectly rolla'jls in:tn,
?alai lile nniiii.il Is about tin- *?U- of a
Iftrg? gray f.ax His face Is shun und
nii'inh largo. His eats turn to the fr.uit
iieatr tho top, He- Is quite fussy, and thu
noise that ho makes cannot be easily
Ho Is of strong, low blld, but rather
long. Th'a: color Is black, with siiino real
about Use flanks.
A pairty ?s ?.una to hunt for :t to-day.
Report? of this utrange animal, or uno
sl)S|llar ,r> It, have coma to The Tlnios
Dlsputch at intervals ever sli(co last
full?first in Xaiisemond, then hik-upm
slvoly in counties further wustw.iril. Its
lu?t appearance before tho present re?
port was |n Prince Edward., whin? It
attacked and killed dogs, ata? hog?! ami
even attacked i" ruons. Such vero tha
reports made by, local coiTosponlenth.
If tho Campbell hunter? succeed In kill?
ing It ihcy will also clear up a groat
Four Days* Exercises at
Washington and Lee.
HAVE ANOTHER ACADEMY
The Degree Men and Medalislsat Ran
dolph-Macon College?Closing Ex?
ercises at Black,tone Female
Closing Exercises and Contests for
tSpecial to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch,)
EMORY AND HENRY COLLEGE, VA?
Juno 12.?The closing exercises of what is
considered by many tho best commence?
ment at Emory and Henry College In
many years wore hold Wednesday night
In the large gymaasium.'
The commencement exercises began with
the Williams contest In declamation Sat?
urday higbt, Mr. P. M. Mills, of Virginia,
receiving- tho well earned prise. Tho bac
calauroate sermon, a very able and high?
ly appreciated discourse, was preached
Sunday morning by Bishop H. C. Morri?
son, of the M. E. Church. South. Tho
muslo of the occasion was rondered moro
enjoyable than usual by the singing, of
Miss Griffith, of California, a vocalist
of national reputation. Sunday evening
an excellent sermon was delivered to the
Young Men's Christian Association by
Bev. D. Emory Hawk, an alumnus of Em?
ory and Henry College.
Monday morning the Bobertson prize
oratorical contest took place, Mr. George
M. Warren, a member of the Junior class,
winning tho medal. This contest waa
followed by tho alumni address, an able
dlscourso by Judge F. B. Hutton, of
Monday evening tho Calllopean Literary
Society had Its annual celebration. Tho
society medal for Improvement In debato
wan awarded to Mr. E. U. VvTdner, of.
Virginia, and the medal for excellence In
debate to Mr. E. B. Hawk, of Tennes?
Tuesday morning Hon. . Harry St,
Goorgo Tucker dellverod a highly enter?
taining, as well as Instructive, address
on "Education," which was heartily ap?
plauded by a large audience. This was
his first appearance before an Emory
audience, but it Is hoped that it will
not be his last
Aftor this address, twelve graduates
received diplomas. The Collins prize
for excellence In English composition was
awarded to Ellla W. Shuler, of Tennes?
see. H. C. Pedlgo, of Virginia, gained the
medal for the best storv In the Emory
and Henry Era, and Joe B. Ely. the medal
for the best poom.
Tuosday afternoon, Ralph Blnghitm,
tho humorist, assisted by the vocalists,
Miss Margarot Williams, of Olado
Snrlngs. Va., and Miss Annie Virginia
McQuown. of Abingdon, Va,, delighted a
large audience with one of the hest en?
tertainments ever given at Emory.
Tho commencement exercises closed
Tuesday night with the annual celebration
of the Hormeslan Literary Society. Tho
society medals wero awarded to A. B.
Moore, of Virginia, for Improvement In
debate, and B. H. Johnston for excel?
lence In debate.
Commencement Exercises and Award
(Special to The TlmeH-Dlswirch.)
BLACKSTONE, VA., June 12.?The tenth
annual commencement exercises of the
Blaokstone Female Institute came to h
close here on Sunday, after threo days
full of Interesting events. The ugly
weather had but little effect upon the
attendance, which was tho largest In the
history of the school.
Tho exercises opened on Friday morn?
ing with the annual concert, ? the pio
gromnie of which was very Interesting.
On Friday evening the annual address
was delivered by Rey, B. D. Smart, D. D.,
o( Norfolk, his subject being "Laudable
On Saturday morning the class day ex?
ercises took placa, nearly the entire pro?
gramme of which was rendered by thu
class of mra. The salutatory wns read
by Miss Marlon Blnford, of Prince Ed?
ward county; class history, Miss I.lzzio
Jackson, of Blackstono; class prophecy.
Miss Evelyn Wyatt. of Korlliamptpn
county; Testament. Miss I.llllan Brawn,
Of Ltmenburg county; recominondations.
Miss /\nnie Bland, of King and Queen
??Oillit)'t and the valedictory, by Mips Innn
i-'dwards, of King William county. Jho
class song was composed by Miss Frances
Booker, of Petersburg.
The distinctions awarded showed that
a large majority of the young lailles had
dono excellent work. The following nied
ils were nwarded:
First ?'lass. English Blhle?Miss Laura
Leo Cannon, of ?llai.-kstone. Second ?'.'Insu,
English Bible-Miss Lucy Bdle.y Garland,
of Cumberland. English Bible medal,
awarded to the pupil who had written tho
best essay Oh tho life of Christ?Miss
Marian Stlckley Blnford, Of Prince Ed?
ward county. Improvement In Instrumen?
tal music?Miss Jonot Freeman, of Sussex
unity. English essay medal?Miss Fran?
ce? Munforil Booker; of Petersburg. Gen?
eral deportment -medal, given to the young
lady who. In the Judgment of the faculty,
most nearly exemplifies the school motto:
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy
*elf"--llls?8 Janyo Taylor Jackson,' of
Dlplnmns were given as follows:
English graduates?Misses Ada Louise
Bear. Bonnoke; Mary Bell. I.yuelibuig;
Marian Silokley. Blnfo'd, Prince Edward
.'.ounty; Frances Munfor?, Booker, Peters?
burg; Frances Lillian Brown, Lunenburg
county; Frances Ethel Cottrall, Newport,
News; Mary Harrisbn Epes, Nottoway;
fSpectnl to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
LEXINGTON, VA., Juno 12.?Following
Is the official programme for commence?
ment exercises at Washington and Leo
University, as prepared by the Pro?
Sunday, Juno 14th?11 A. M? baccalau?
reate sermon, Bev. C. M. Hawkins. D. D?
pastor ?l Greene Memorial Methodist
Chinch, Koanoke, Vo. _:,'!0 P. M,, ad?
dress before the Young Men's Christian
Association, Bev. W. L. Plckard, D. D.,
pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Monday. June 1Mb?6 P. M., iinnual re?
gatta 'J P. M., final celebration of the
Literary .SfK-letlos; President, XV. B.
Crawford, of Tallahassee, Flu.; vice
president; Stanley Scott, of EastVlllo, |
Vu.; Secretary, O. T. Jones, of Jackson- :
ville, Fla.; Oititors, Graham-Loo Socleiy,
M. C. Huddle, of Corinth. Va.; M. T.
McCliire. Jr., bpotswood, Va.; Washing?
ton Society, Lo Boy Thompson, of War?
ren, Ark.; E. C. Miller, of Abingdon. Vn.
Tuesday, June 16th?10 A, M., annual
meotlng of the Board of Trustees. 5 P.
M., annual meeting of the Alumni Asso?
ciation. 3 P. M., address before the
Alumni Association, Hon. D. C. Hey?
waird, class of 'an, Governor of South
Carolina. Presentation of the Plnkney
Prize Cup to the winning crew In the
Wednesday, June 17th?11 A. Mi. olos
Ing exercises; delivery of certificates,
prizes, etc.; address before the Literary
Societies, Hon. Edward M. Shepard,
LL. D., of New York city; unveiling of an
oil portrait of Judge William McLaugh?
lin, presentation address by Hon. A. C.
Gordon, of Staunton, Va, and adilro.-s
of acceptance by Rev. G. B. Strlcklor,
D. D? of Richmond, Va; law class ora?
tion, XV, W. Farrow, of Richmond, Va.;
valedictory address by G. C. McNeill, of
Charlottesvllle, Va.; delivery of diplomas.
10 P. M.'i final ball. President J. W. Bag
ley, of Fayetteville, Tenn. ; cmlef mar?
shal for the commencement exercises, H.
S. Osbuirn, of Baltimore, Md.
EMORY AND HENRY
? ?',-; f$^?? is u??a^t?.?.h(e).;;:, -^ ^
700 EAST MAIN STREET, RICHMOND.
Pnttle Dance Hawthorne. Lunenburg
county; Emily Blanche Ifogge, Gloucester
ccunty; Carrie Jiimlesun. Mecklenburg
county; Saille Denntson Jernlgun, North
Carolina; Mary Venable Jones. Nottoway
county: Saille Duncan Joynes, Northamp?
ton county; Laura Sue Mnpp, Accomue
county; ?Mara Palmer Pennington. Bruns?
wick county; Constance Salome Post,
King nnd Queen: Brownie Myrtle Bosser,
Campbell county; Lucio Meredith Sey?
mour,' Brunswick county; Anna Myrtle
Swift. Chase City; Lettin Sybil Wallace,
Elizabeth City county; Margaret Evelyn
Wyatt, Northampton county.
Full graduates?Misses Sue Edward
Armstrong, Nottoway county; Annie Leo
Bland, King and Queen county; Iotin i
Isabel Edwards, King William county;
Mary William Irby. Nottoway county;
Jan ye Taylor Jackson. Amelia county;
Elizabeth Dlllard Jackson, Nottoway
county; Emily Scott Massey. Kentucky;
Mary Margaret Smith. Princess Anne
county; Mattlo Cleeyland Thornton, Ap
pofattox county; Mary Janle Wilkinson.
The annual sermon was prenchc?l Sun
cay morning by the Rev. R. H. I>r nett,
ptesldlng elder of th? Richmond District, i
The next sessl in of tho InsMtutlo' will '
begin September 17th, nnd already the |
prospect Is that the accommodation* of j
the school will be taxed to 'he utmost.
Th.? r l.'iss of 1931 numbers at present?
(lity-six-i-twenty more than th> eliss uf |
1903 mimbered one year ago.
ANOTHER BAPTIST ACADEMY !
Dr. Hatcher Starts the Ball Rolling at !
New Salem Church.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CULPEPER, VA., June 12.?An event
of decided public Interest has Just oc- I
curred at New Salem Baptist Church, a
few miles from this place. It was a
conference of leading people to consld?;r
the propriety ot establishing an academy
In the- community of the New 8alom
Church. This conference Included tho Bev.
S. M. Colo, Mr. Durant, and quite a
number of other gentleman. As a fact,
the founding of this academy haH been
agitating the minds of not a few of our
citizens for some time, but this ' con?
ference was- the first formal movement
In Its favor that has thus far been mado.
The weather and roads were not friendly
to the gathering; but, beside tho nelgh
borliod people, there were quite n num?
ber of sympathetic visitors from adjacent
, It'was known that Dr. W. E. Hatcher,
president of the Board of Trustees of
Richmond College, would be present at
the conference, and ho threw himself
open to the quostlons which the friends or
foes of the new enttcrprlne desired to nsk
him and quito a tempest of questions, nn
to the purposes, grade, cost, needs and
value of such an academy wer? turned
loose upon tho Doctor, it Is known that
as the representativo of Richmond Col?
lege, Dr. Hatcher ardently believes In n
system of first-class secondary schools ns
feeders for that Institution. Ho submitted
to the pelting questions from the audience
with amiable humor, and evinced the ut?
most candor In his replies, indicated clear?
ly enough the gravity of such an under?
taking, and urged that the matter should
be thoroughly, and patiently ventilated
before the final action was taken, lie was
squarely In favor of having the academy.
It established, under Baptist control, that
Is, denominational, hut not sectarian In
Its teachings; and, of course, desired that
It should be brought Into proper relation?
ships, with Richmond College. More than
an hour was spent In this free nnd easy
consultation, and the crowded congrega?
tion showed tho profoundest Interest In
(inery Item and detail! of. the discussion.
As the end of this 'Interchange of views,
It wan Insisted by Mr. Cole and others
that the people should have an oppor?
tunity to Indicate their readiness to fud
and foster this school. This suited Di.
Hatcher exactly, and with ran; spon
tanolty, and within the shortest space of
time, $3.000 was subscribed, and It Is
known that quite a numher .of persons
present, as well us others who were ne?
cessarily absent, fully Intended to contri?
bute to this object It Is safe to say that
the New Salem people. In addition to the
beautiful wooded site* of twenty.two
acres, will, at least, double the amount
mentioned nbove. If It Is linally decided to
put ihn nendomy In their midst.
Dr. Hatclier urged that the Rhllnh, the |
j Potomac and the Shoiinniloah Baptist As- ;
sedations be Invited to confer together
1 as tn the founding of this school, and
that their communities be invited to make
competitive bids for tho. location of ll-.e
nepdomy; This |ho ,\'o-,v Salem people
seem very cordially In l'a vor, ami no
final action will be taken until tho cun
ferepc?! of those three bodies can he
called. It Is believed Hint nt least *V> n*n
can be secured for starling tho ur-adetiv j
If these several bodies decide to unite '
In the enterprise and nre harmonious !
as to It-? location, '?I Is hnrdly expected
that the school will begin before the term
of 1901. ? |
The sect|on of country covered by these ?
several association'' of Virginia abounds
In Baptists, and I* One of the most pro?
gressive and Intelligent section? of Vir?
ginia. 11 li nil rods of the people- are en?
terprising, successful and prosperous, and
1 the educational spirit, pjrendy widespread,
Is rapidly growing. The people of Cul
peper ?ire warmly Interested in the move
: ment, ?ind If the school Is stalled. It
; will command the ardent report* of mir
ST. MARY'S ACADEMY
Diplomas and Medal Winners?Large
i (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
A1.I..-.AND1UA. VA.,'.lune V ;Tlic an?
nual commencement exercises of St.
Mary's Academy were |ield this ul'U-r
noon beforn a large audlisnce Mi l.tiuuon's
Opera House. An ln.terc-stln_ programma
was rendered., arid diplomas" of gradua?
tion vv?-re n-wardwl to the followinu: Miss
M ?fry Cecelia Fisher." Miss Genevli'vo E.
Ilnnralion. Miss Saille Agnes lliilow,
-Miss Amila E. Igoe and Misa Margaret
The following were the medal winners:
MIbs Blanche Pulman, gold medal for
penmawabluj Ml?? Mii-y MoW'UJlaras
(senior department), gold medal for at?
la nd.'ince; Miss Corn Jones (Junior (?if
]?:.rtmeisO, gold medal for attendance,
Miss Hose Crlllv 'preparatory depart?
ment); gold mednl for attendance" Mlias
Margaret O'nrlen, gold mednl fur im?
provement In singing.
The Degree Men and Medalists Celebra?
tion of the Literary Societies.
(Sih-cImI to The Tiiu^n-niaapaitrli.)
ASHLAND. VA., June 12.?At the cloa?.
In? exercises of Handolph-.Maeon CoP
legt? yostorday tho following were tin
A. M.?L. Crawley. R. M. Grimm. V. H.
Kollam. N. P. Westcott.
A. B.?O. It. Howon. W. E. Hurgo, J.
C. Copenhnver. H. W. Davis. H. 13. Orovo,
M. L. Hlllsmun.
A. B.-C. L. Illtt. W. 8. Hough, H. T.
Hunter. H. K. Morton. It. A. Powell. W.
F. Prettyman. C. A. Rhodos, R. U. Rust,
K. J. Smith. G. \\. M. Taylor. O. M. Whlt
more. B. .1. Wood house.
Tho following medals were awarded as
Magazine Medals.?Poetry, B. G. Betty;
prose. L. L. Conrad. a
Walton Greek Prize?J. C. Copenhavor.
Murray Medals.?Proficiency medal. B.
F. Gravely: graduate medal, E. K.
Bennett Historical Modal?E. J. Wood
W. A. Shepard Chemistry Medal?R. M.
Southern Prize Modal for Oratory?A.
At night the Joint celebration of the
literary societies took place. The Officer?
and representatives who took part In the
President?Version Hone Kellam.
First Vlco-Prcsldent ? John Harrelj
Second Vice-Pr?sident?Charles Leslie
Orator from Washington Literary So?
ciety?Rondolnh Maison Grimm. Subject:
"The Herituge of the. Twentieth Century."
Orator from Franklin Literary Society?
William llenrv Klllson. Subtcct: "The
Address by Professor S. C. Mitchell.
The marshal?. In charge of exercise?
were Berrvman Gnrrett Betty, chief:
Benlamln Franklin Gravely. Richard
WOODBERRY FOREST SCHOOL
Large Gathering at the Commencement
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
OJIANGK. V,*.;, Juno 12.?Woodberry
Forest henool closed last night. Tin
largest gathPrlng ever known in tho his
tory of the school was present. Professur
W'liliam Spenser Currell, M. A.. Ph. 8.,
! of Washington and Leo University, dellv
a-red an able address before the graduat?
The marriage of Miss Edna Waugh, of
Euerona, this county, to Mr. Willie Pon
sslll. Is announced, and will take place
Juno 2-fth at S P. M. In Palmyra M. I".
Church, in this county.
The work of double-tracking the South?
ern Hallway Is progressing rapidly, and
a the steam shovel will be In the cut In *
DlseiibO among the young cattle In the
Pine Top foctlon, supposed to be black
leg, has killed several recently,
THROWN FROM CARRIAGE
Little Girl's Collar-Bone Broken?Suc?
cessful Church Entertainment.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BLACKSTONE, VA., June 12.?Tho five
year-old daughter of Mr. nnd. Mrs. S. G.
Williams, who reside about a mile from
tow??, fell from the carriage while on tho
way Into town to-day, and ono wheel,
passing over the body, broke her collar?
! Mrs. Williams caught at her, and In
j doing so lost her balance and pitched out
also, one wheel passing over her, but
without any damage being dono except
a few bruises.
The fracture has been reduced by She
surgeon, and no more serious results are
The Junior Auxiliaries of tho Episcopal
Church gave a silver tea at tho Black
stone Hotel lust night.
We HUickstone Cornet Band was pres?
ent and rendered several selections. Be
bldps this there was vocul and Instru?
mental music by others, together with
Quite a large crowd was present, and
thirty-odd dollars were realized from the
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ALEXANDRIA, VA.. June 12-Th?
eightieth annual commencement of the
Episcopal Theological Seminary of Vir?
ginia, three miles from tills city, will
lac held .lun?? Vi 11 and 10th. The follow?
ing are tlm inuinbers of the graduating
''Franklin Davis. Virginia; John Edward
Fwi-ll. Maryland; Thomas Green Fau|k-t
ner, Virginia; \Franels Van Rc-nsolaer
Moore, New York: Halben Noble Palmer,
Sont li On rol'na: Ernest Earle Osgood
mid Roher! F. Gibson.
M a-nace to Sh pping.
(By Associated Press.)
NORFOLK, VA., June 12.?Captais?
Jewell, of th? schooner Eleanor *?
Percy, which arrived hero to-day, reporta
?Hiving sighted a derelict schooner, sup?
posed to be the K. II. Weuver, about
Iwcniv miles southeast of Five Fathoms
The wreck Is In the pathway of coast
wlse vfa.-sols. nnd a groait mesmce to nav?
igation. Tho hydrographie otllco has al?
ready spnt out warnings to shipping.
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