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KSStiy (Wedw?to) ... a.? .m ?*> S-eterSburt- OnsWsek. OnaTear. *tt(yfelrWs5b^'lHloM **??* 'n Advance.) ot March 8, 1?T?._ --m?rr FRIDAY, JtTNE ?, IBO*. How to Call The Times-Dispatch. Persons wlshlng to eommunlcate wlth ;ThTrimla.Ole. atch by trttphont wNI a* ? ?ntr. for "404V and on bolng antweMd X^TJtepartmant or person wlth whom they lldL M call to central offlce dlreot for ,'4041 for malllno and press-rooma. ?The trouble Is not that wo a? too fleh, but our knowledge, our Intelleot iuilliyl our honeaty-have. not kept ln Wance of our property, as they fflh.? done. We need to com. Eck to the convlctlons of our fathers '/SSaplr.tuallze our wea.U,D.!ndHProp. I'lThe Government and the Rail f. roads. |i Now that the government Is to take upon I uselt tho tuk of regulatlng rallroad ratea i?r,d exerclslng a moro rlgld supervtslon S than ever over Interstate roads, thero ls 'much speculntlon nnd more or less un Vcaainess as to tho pollcy to be ndopted "fcy tho Interstate Commerce Commlsslon.. i^Ono thlng is certaln; under. the new reKlme, the rebate system must bo en '? tlrely abollshed. Thero ls a demand ns ?..''?wide as the country for a scmnre deal for all, tor n system that wlll gWe ho . little shlpper an e. ual chnnco wlth the '?? jjlg shlpper. Another popular demand ls that rall? road officials, from hlgHest -ito lowest, -?'. ?hall recelve for tholr servlccs only the ? Balary allowed, and that they shall not .take speclal glfts from shlppers ln ? .hange for speclal accommodatlons. That ?ort of graft must bo abollshod, or the vpafters wlll sooner or later. And them i eelves behlnd prison bars. . '-But tho most serlous quostlon involved &*Tthe question of rates. There aro those | Who contend that some of the rallroad '?companles are earnlng too much money IC thelr investment. and that ln. all such feaosthe publlo wlll demand a reductlon f ln rates. Scnator La Folletto has gone ??''? far as to say that the rate must be ^reduced to a polnt whero the rovenue wlll: if yleld a falr rate ot Interest upon the ^ mohey actually lnveeted ln W r?aa-"? H ,esi ahd no more: But there are-several i;'thlngs to be takon Into consideration. r Tho Interstate' Commerce Commlsslon 1 possesses somethlng of ,tho. functtons of ?.court, and lt must preserve the equltles, . ln splte of popular clamor, aioreover, i'the railroads havo the rlght of appeal to I' the Unlted Statos Courts, and tho courts V will see to it tlifct tho railroads, as well ;',& the shlppers, get thelr rlghts. Most 1 of our railroads aro now prosperous, but \ ihey were not always so. The hlstory I tt most of them ls a hlstory of banlt ruptcy. foreclosure and reorgnnlzatlon, ? end lt Is only withln the past few years '4 that the railroads, as a whole, havo been ' paylng dlvldendB on thelr capltal stook. p After reorganlzatlon they were compelled ?? to spend thelr earnings ln rebuildlng thelr | traeks, their tbrldge's.'tofid thfslr tormlnal., ' .?'nd ln the purchase' of'iiew and Improved ? equipment The publlo havo demanded ' B better sorvlce, and tho demand con? tlnues for better and better service. It ls a demand which tho railroads mustspieet, V: ?nd a large portlon of thelr earnings "must continue for a long tlme to bo em? ployed in that dlrection. Thls of Itself ?'wlll prevent any Immedlate "slaughter of rates." But the stockholdera have rlghts whlch must bo res.peoted, ond whlch. tho courts wlll respect They have walted long and ? MtlenUy for returno on thelr Investmont, -*|nd untll the past few years they walted V;|tf valn. A dlstlngulshed citizen of Vlr-. i.glnia, who ls a flnancler 'wlth expert !: fcnowledge of rallroad operatlon, expresBCB [ the oplnlon that there aro few, lt any, I :railroads ln the South whlch could bn ;yeproducod and equlpped as they aro to fcay for the entire sum of thelr capltallao tlon. and ho ae-ya that tho oggregate 'dlvldend recelved by tho stockholders of 'fltouthern railroads durlng the past flfteen t or twenty years would ehow an exceed jLftigly small average percentage on tho l.abtual investment I: i It ls safe to predlct, therefore, that i.:tinder the now order of thlngs, the rall _/Voads wlll t>e made to rt*y tho law, tq fl >efraln from rebates, and all iorms of | ?lscrlmlnatlon,. and to flvo all olaa*ea \; ?f shlppers a square deal. On tho other 'I' Jiand,. the courta wlU soe to It that tho II itpckholders also jet a squu* deal, that | (lielr property ls not conflscated, and that f' ail tholr' rlghta are presen-ed. ?f:'T*. . a.... ?--,.?? "? A Northern Confession, i v The Phlladelphla papera devote much lipace to tho diaousBlon of the "negro f- (Ueatlon/' because Phlludelphla haa a ii jiegro protolem. The cciibus of looo gave lt ^U**de>Pb,*V a'pegro, populatlon of 02, I 118, and the Ledger thliike that lt ls about 76,000. Durlng tlyj paBt de _,.'fhe percentage of tlie totul Increase j-Mlftdelphla was 23.B, whlle that of Lpegro lnoreaae waa 69, and ao the ?if*g"- coucludea that Phlladelphla, ?V''^'ioso negro populatlon la growlng two 'Vffj/i pne-linlf tlmea more rapidly than Its l?ul populatlon, haa rt-aaon for concern. f Virt Ita^'f **th the caae of the black man. **lJndoi?bte_ly so. Ono swaltow doea not tfiJie ft ?ummer, nor doea ono negro ln ? oMtmunlly mafc* a negro problem. ?There l? no, negro problem whero there ?? im Wlitetlen ol ?**'???. but jir&ww* tti-f** ti a cdileetlort ot tie^roe* lrt nny oorhmunit* tWiw la'ft hegrb fct-blem, ao_ lt ta t_e aa-no problem whether the ootn muntty bo ln ?h* South w in tho Korth, Our Phlladelphla oontetttp&rvy, ln the artlol-i uhder tr-Tlow, tnakea lotiw frnnk and notablo ooiifesalona. "Soolally," anye the Lodgof, "tho t>rOo_c? mtnon* ua of & greatly lncreMcd negro populatlon la ?one of tlie phenomena of tho tlmea Tho black man la not ai wett*r-_ard*- by u* aa ho wais ?. whlte ato. Northern opln? lon of hlmji__''paM_- -fronVtoo^. WlH tq. auapiclon and'atiilfco. ' _he ?peol'ro of the raco qucation hon ahown #ta head.. The flgure of the' Megro hlfhwayman, rulhan and degonerato haa becomo fa* mlllar, and thp d'laposltlbr! la generaliy to conclude thnt thoj^ckv.inari..l8 ln the maaa lrreclalmabl_Jan_'dan_erouB." The ledger la not tft ;_tlj--re that the negro populatlon of tho North,' taken as a whole, la progreeatng, at that the cbn dltlons nre moro favorable for.progreaa thero than at tho South, Tho admisBlon must bo made, lt cottfeBBeS, that' tho chance for tho negro, aa for any other mnn, Ib greatest ln the lnnd whoro llv? lng ls chenpost, compbtltlon rleoat sfvoro, the populatlon leas den^ffVaWtjoes1 least devoloped nnd the ;9drnand? "ifpr'J labor greatest. All of whlch means that the Ledger bellevos that. tho negro has a bettor chance ln tho South than In the North, and aftor readlng the liedger'a article ono must have tho susplclon that Its undortylng purpose ls to wnrn the negroes of the South.to stny whero they are. Manlfestly, thls, estocmed Rcpub llcrin coritemporary of- tlie- Nortri -ls not anxlous to eoe nny further Influx of Southern-negroea Into tho Clty of Broth erly Lovo. Phlladelphla has all tho ne? groes It wants, ahd 'would doubtloss be wllllng lo dispense wlth a goodly por? tlon '?? of' those already wlthln lta walls. ' The Texas Plan. Several dnys ago, referenee was made to the Texas plan of government by commisaion aa employed by the clty ot Houstort".' The Poat ls enthusiastic over lt, and offora Houston _ experience to other cltlea of the country ln the hope that lt may be of service In brlngtns about wholeaome reforms in American munlclpal admlnlstratlon. "The Houeton system," says the Post,. "jolns together power and responalblllty. Tho Mayor can be held reaponsiple bo? cause ho has the power to, nct. Ward polltlcs, the mother of munlclpal graft, fades aw*y under tho Houston Byateni Our four aldermen are elected by tne wholo people. Unleaa a majorlty ot a cUy's peoplo are bad. lt wlll be Impoaai efo a city under the commsslon Bvstem to fall into tho handa ot bad men No BUbdivtBion of the clty la par mUtcd to select a man ot doubtful char ncter >? deal wlth the welfare ot tl* ^''TheMayor can removei wlthout' notlca any employe of the olty;who falls taiper form hla duty omolently and honeatly. Slnecurlam la gone for good. There Ib a dollnr's worth of work or material to Bliow for every dollar pald out. isvory clty employe works full tlme bn wor*. '< that ? ls . neceaaary. Contracta, are ln Bpected by the Mayor and four alder? men ;, no rakeoffs. "Tho Post clalms that there haa riever Tseelh _fach--a' reeord ot? reorganiza- ? "on and: achleVemeht Ih"'twelve -months aa.tho. commlaalon ayatem has glven H?itS hT'irolng to enable ua ln ten yoars to show tho best-equlpped clty, popula L consldered, in tho Unlted States aud a nnanclal admlnlstratlon ;that wlll ex. clto tho.envy and admlratlon of tho. C0''Amertcan clties deslrlng to free'thsmv selveB from the bllght and curse of ex? travagance and graft mlght we.l fBend committees to Houston to ???****?!. Houston commlsslon hns dono and 1s 1 dolng." : ' ' ji th- commlsslon syatem operates bo well ln Texas, why ahould lt not work. e<iually na well In Vlrglnla? The Texas plan should bdlnvestlgated by evory clty of thls State. _' The Government Building. At laat Richmond ls to have a. new government hulldlng. Heaven knows sho needa lt. The present bulldlng la utterly inadequato to tho needs of: the govern? ment, and the mlaerablo makeshlft of carrylng on some of the postal buslnass ln a separate house ls olmoat a dlsgraco to Unclo Sam. Blchmond has long slnce outgrown the Bovornmont bulldlng, and Uncle Sam has not kept pace with our progress. But the government la never progrcsalve. It never lnaugurates or leads. It slmply follows progress, and la nono too cloao a followor. ? H refusod to enlargo Its bulldlng ln Richmond untll tho growth of buslneas Incldental tq R)ohniond'_ growth compellod CongreBg to make an appropriatlon.' " v,.' v.!. ?, ', ,,, Rlcliniond hns as flne a Clty Hall ns any clty could dealro, apd wlll soon havo ono of the largest and flneBt hotels In tho country. The Btato Capltol hus beon onlarged and lmprovod. and the govern? ment wlll begln soon to ovcrhaul and lm provo lta bulldlng. Now let Richmond lend a helping hand to the Battle Abbey, ao tliat,.ln,10.07..wo may.,havqiithat aplen dld Btructuro, - tpgothor wlth a flrat-rata audltorlu'in. Tho"tlihes oro aUaplclc-UB, Now for Work. As the governmont opprr.prlntlon for the Jomestown celebration ls aasurod, the compnny ihould go vlgorously to wor!( to erect tho buildlngs and have nll thlniiu in roadlnosa for tho opening of the show next bprln?r. Thero ls no tlme to loso, The celefcfftyqil,?&nnot bt poslponcd. If |t doea not . nke_ pjftce In 1^7. the senll ment aivd,Jtj?i.li'al.on of.the occa'aion wlll be Bone^jl t.lid .^^rtujUtyloBt.' There ls less than a yoar In" whlcli to mnko ready, and Mp to tjils tlmo yery llttlo work ha. been. done. The tlme U short, and nothlng but Amorlcan enterprlao of the "best quality wlll savo tho dny, Hut tliere are men of ontorprlso and re sourcefu|ne,si| ftt the hoo4 of the James. town Company, and they wlll douhtloea bo equal'tb tho demundt) upon thelr u_9j> gifs and. talent*. T ho-Tlniea-piBpiiteh bo. speak* for* thein' lhe liearty "co-6r.oriitlor? of tho peopli of Vlrglnia. The, Cost Qf the Primary. CQiiinientlng: on a, statement in The Tlmt's-pispatch thnt the conventlon system ls about aa expenslve to the can? didates as the prljpary system, the Pe ' U nhurfc Index-Appeal auyo: "But the objentlon Is not *o ynwh to the sl. o. pj. ihe siim a_~U> lhe PFlnclnle lnvtilvwd.lt creutca an odlous ulstlncUou between tho rtoh and the poor Ln tnn dldaoy for omce, In whlch brain* aiul choraoter nre hopeieea wltlioUt the ald ot money, Thla la uride_io_ratki?, and le cantrary to the aplrlt bf free Inatl-i tuttons, atid ought not to be toleratod ln iVIrglnla, whlch traa tho Very er&dto ot llborty and ?quallty," '"??? ,;. , Now ybu"ir-. taiklng. Tho coat of tfce prlmary should be borno by the party, or by the Stnto. That ha* alwaya beon tho contonfoop of The-Tlfflea'Diap-atch;.".?""!_ undomq? oratloi Unjuat ana'bad publlo polloy for tlie cost of elther the primary or the eort vcnllon to be aaddled upon the candl? dates. 9ho phraae, 'lOood Hoada Meettngi/' whlch crope up lh tho nawa froin tlme to tlme, BUggoata a littlo apejulntion aa to how good roada behavo when they meet Do they get along emoothly to? gethor, or do they crose ?ach; othert Or what? ._ ? Regardlng Mr. Bryan'a _oom, Mr. Hearat has ao far heen able to hold hla enthualnsm under well-nlgh perfeet con. trot. . ? _" Had Mr. Hogarth, tho Well knbwri'palnt or, llved to-dny, ho would doUbtleas lmv'e also glven us "Tho ' Muck'-Rake's Progfeae.""" . , "'' Revcrtlng to the varylng eatlmatea of the muck-irake, a good deal, dbpenda doesn't lt??on whether yo uor somo other mnn dro plnylng tho'part of the Muck. It mlght nlso help some lf the canal commlBaloners wero nll supplied at thls tlme wlth Individual coplcs of "Wcstward Hoer ;. _ As to tlie Panama Canal, thoro ls BUrely consolatlon ln the thought that nobody Has yot been drowned there. [N. B.? Wrote Barcastlc] All of whlch remlndsus that, whlle Query nnd Answer Columns nfe'mddorate ]y plehtlful, the Etornnl Qucstlon la as yet unanswered. It wlll tako an'exceptlonally.pure man, however, to flnd muoh purity ln ihe Food Blll aa the now stands; '-,.' Tho battleship Vlrglnla got thc next beat thing to being born with a Bllver smoke atack ln her hull. Mr. Roosevelt belng a Harvard grad7 uate, we suppoBe there Is llttle" or no chance of It's belng a Yalo lock canal. Mr. Bailey flnds that d muck-raka ls offenslve when lt runs amuck on one's EgO. ?? " tJ"-*':,'.'?; >< '-i-'-i' A_>S Scholastlc days In Barton Helghta, theae. ? |* . It'll bo an ex-Congreaa soon. Gradually they've nll graduated. .\ Love Sionga*"of*'?iHftjmgtK'. k 3* Oh, my tantallzing- Sadle, How I plne to. see you, lady, And again .to hear you chortle . Fast and looaei: O, to mount wlth you Plinllmmon'a Peak ln queBt of, say, perslmmons, ^ Or tho berrlog of the whortlo, Or tho goosel . ., ?; O, allurlngest of women, How I yeam to teach. you swimmlng As-I used to evory summer At the 'beach? jjfc ., And to hear.ngaln t$ose?'mi?tera That the bathlng., rriaster.iuttprB, Whon he slghts you; "Sho's a'hummerl Gee?a peach!" And Ithlrst to teach you gunnlng And .phllosophy and running? (It would como to me as rather Fun than toll)? . And somo euchre wlth a Joker And a littlo daBh o' poker? (Whlch I doubt not I could gather Out of Hoylo). Ah, If only I could roaoh you. What a rlpplng lot I'd teach you,. Whlch wlthout mo you muat bllndly Go wlthout: ? Such a cllnglng littlo croature Slmply haa to have a toacher? O, my Sadle, won't you kindly i Get mo out? V ' H. S. H.' Merely Joking. The Net Reault.?Teachor: A poor man flnda ii. purso contalnlng ton twonty-dollar bllla, twonty ten-dollar bllla and flfty flve-dpllar hllls. What does lt all amount to? Boy; A plpo dream; dat's nll.? Judgo. Porental Bolloltud'e.?"Pnpa," sald tho beautiful glrl, ."you must not be bo op? poscd to Georgo. Ho'a not rlch, but jio's a nlco man,'1 "An ico man and not rlch. My ehlld, would you tle up with p froak?"*?Phlladelphla Ledgor. Make* HleJob Basy.?'"Tle a > quaro thlng about n\ cousln o' mlno," said Cps eldy. "We lia_ a great hablt o'walkln' In hla aleep,", "Ye don't tell m.T! roplled Caeey. "Can't he be cured of lt. at ftlli "Cured of UT Hhuro, 'tin tho mnkln' of hlm; he'a on the police forco."?Phlln? delphla Preas, Poor Fellow.?-Mra. Browjie: He cer? tainly doea live hlgh. H eeema to mo hla wholo thought la of hla vlotuala, Mrs. Malaprop*. Thnt's ttjo truth, He'a Jeat what you mlght cnll a reg'lar Ipeooc, What, lndeed?~"Mlstt Mugley paya aho pald 118 a doaon for thoao photoa of hor aelf," ?'?ut thoy don't look n b|t llke hor." "Of courao not. What do you supposo aho pald ?18 for?"?Phlladelphla Ledger, . Vn?Amerlcan,?Prtond; What' boca.me pf tlmt college catchor you thought waa a lliid? Bu-vh?ll Mawger; Had to eell hlm for a pong. The pald attondance rofuaed ta stand for hla darn anobbleh iiobs, Frlendf How dld ho offend? Baaolxill Mftnager: Why, Instead" ot chowlng tobacco, ho used to molaten hla glovo wlth a -sBpnao.?fuck, Drawlng Tight Lines, Thero |s a propoaltlon ln Congroas to deny the rlght qf oltlaenshlp to forelgn-" era who cannot read and write Jflngliah, Moat, perhaps all, momber.' of ConKC^s can read Rngllsli, but' how many of them would be cllgiblo to memborehlp tlt tMat body |f abllity to write Uugllah wore one of the requlrementa??Loulsvllle Courler. Jouniiil. I.' 'fi,!,,'!," . .1 .1 ?!'? S.>?"** Bwri the ___? "9 ItW VW Haw Mw>g $3;00 Men's Low Cuta, in AU Laathert, $2.50 Evtrjr style and tbe imaginable. fedONbMY, 311 Broad! 1549 Main. State Society in Session iri the ?;Fii;st Presbyterian ' Church. ? WELCOMED BY THE MAYOR A Big Race-Mect at'Driving Park, .Post the Hampton Normal , , Institute., 1 (Speolal fa The Tlmes-Dlspatch;) NEWPORT NEWS. iVA., June 28.?Dele? gates from Chrlstlan Endeavor Societies all over Vlrglnia aro gathered here ' to nlght to attend. tjio annual conventlon of the State Chrlstlan Endeavor. Homes have .betjn* provided for all of tho visi? tors by tlie' local Entertalnment Com? mitteo. The opening session was held thls eve? nlng at .7:45 o'clock at the FlrBt Proa.By terlan CliUrch, belng called to ordetyby the president H. F. Lowe, of RUls Church. Rev. E. T. Wellford, p*?tor of the Flrst Presbytorian Church. < and Mayor A. A. Buxton heartily wolcojned the guests to ^he clty. President L9W0 gracefully responded. . ;?' Rev. James I-, Vance, D. D? of Newark, ?N.'J., was tho/speakor of.the evenlng. Dr. Vance was formerly pastor of^.the First Presbytexlan Church, ot Norfolk. '?> The' con von tlon' vir 111 hold sesslons ,to riioH-owand Sattfrdfly and'^lll closo Sun? day afternoon wlth a great mass-moot lng. All sesslons aro hold at tho FJrst lecture room nnd maln auditorium thtown rtogether, -- - .-~ - - _ ? Preparattons aro bolng mado for a blg race meet .tobe'held at i.hd OHampton .Roads Drivfnfr Park on. the':aftornoon !of July 4th; Horses from Rlcfim'ond, Nor? folk and Baltlmoro aro. expected to bo entered ln thej events. .['."-*? County TreasUrer David JohhBon, of Ellzabeth City "county, stated to-day that 1k would to-morrow post the ndvertlso ment of the sale of tho personnl property of the Hampton Normal'nnd* Industrlal ? Institute to satlsfy the ,(cowty,'s clalm for ?15,0C0 dellriquent taxes'.. 'ItHs proba? ble that Dr. Frjssoll, prlnclpal of tho school, will ask for ah injunctlon to restraln tho treasurer from carrylnjrout hls intentlon of selllng the property. THE SUPHEME COURT GLD5ES FOR THE TEBM . ,;'",:".:..::.;::':", Opinions Handed Down and a 1 Single Case I "Heard. (Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) WYTHEVILLE, VA., June 28.-Tho fol? lowlng opinions wero handed down to day ln the Supreme Court: _. _ _ _ Ponnlrigton et al. vs. -Mallett ot als, Clroult Court of Leo county. Altlrmod by a dlvlded court. By Judgo R. H. Cardwell; . Mcllvane vs. Blg Stony Lumbor ^Com pany. Clrcult Court of Giles oounty. A.-. flrmed. ' , By Judgo John A. Bucha:#m: McMurray ot lllB' va, .Martha Dixon. Clrcult Court of gcott oounty. Afflrmed, Southern Rallway Company vs. Forgey & RIchardHon. Corporatlon, Court of clty of Brlstol. Rovorsod ln pnrt ana nr flrmed ln part By Judge Ooorgo M, llarrlson: . Crane's Neat Coal mul Coke Company ?vb. Maco. Clrcult Court of WI?Q county. Revorsod. By Judge Stafford O. Whlttle: Rlchardson, Truatee, vb. Plorco ot al. Clrcult Court of Smyth county. Af flnned. i Interstate Coal and Iron C#mpnny vs, Cllntwood Coal and Tlmber Company et als. Clrcult.Court of Dlckoftaon county; upon a roheartntr. Afflrmefl, Petltlons for appenls, otc: Black'a Admlnl?trntor vs, Vlrglnia Port? land Cemont. Company. Clroult Court of Autrueta county. Writ of error; no bond. 0 0. Mlllott va, Qulnloy. Clrcult Court of Lee county. Appenl refused, - Whlte va. Evenlng Stny PubllBhlng'Com? puny et nls. Clrcult Court of Loudoun county, Writ of error refused. HMbldn & Plelds vb, Nolms ? & WIbo, truuteea. Clrcult Court of Wnrwlclt coun. ty. Appeals Refused. French et uls. vb. Tldewater Rallway Company, Clrcult Court of Olles county, Appeal refused, To-dny's proceedlngs woro bb follows; Flelds vb. Plolds, Argued hy J. J. Stuart 'or uppellant and Oeorge E, Penn for uppellee, nnd aubmlUed. Court adjourhed for the term, to open ln reifular lerrn, at Staunton Tuesday, 'September 4th. 1 ~-""-?- ' Wedded Over the Llne, (Speclal to The TlmeB-Dlsputch.) NATHALlK. VA., Juno H8,~-Thia vlllngo waB eomewlint pnllvonufi yesterday nrtei noon, when Mr. J. K. Olass und MIbs Bu llie A. ClurU bounled lhe trnln for Hoxhoro, N. c? ta \m marrled. Thero vynB no parenlal objectlon to tho mu.cli, ?<?1 why thla courso wns pur sueil la betft Hnown lo themselvoo. The brldo is the vory inuch admlred daughtor of- Mr. und Mrs. J. 1'. ClnrK, and tho groom a successful busmeb n m;tu of thls placo, ^ IN UMNH Elegant Country Weddlng With Boiinteou. Supper Sorvo'd ' 'JJndcr the Trees. MISS MARY PAVIS THE BRIDE Married. tp' Mr, Albert Lloyd Hopkins, Young Business Man , of Newport News. (Speclal to Tho Tlmos-DlBpatch.). THE MECKLENBURG, CHASE CITY. VA? Juno 23,-Tho country, home of Cap. taln W, W. Davies, near thla placa, wrta, tho aceno of a beautiful home weddlng thls evening at linlf-paBt 9, tho oontritot lng partles belng tho Captaln's ortly daughter, MIbb Mny Davlee,'ond Mr. ai hert Loyd Hopklns, of Nowport Nowa. Tt was an Ideal Juno wcddlng ln- tho old Vlrglnla' atylo, dalntlnosa, alinpllclty and qhlet elegiince prevailing through? out. Tho Bpacloua grounds nnd flno old. grove, ln> whlch tho euppor waB Borvod, wero Ht up by Japaneae Innterna, wiuio Indoore tho color achemo of whlto'Und gold. waa moat artlatlcally brought out ln tho decoratlons,. daisles predomlnatlng; and tho rofroshmonta, tho aalttdB, Icoa und bonbons cnrrylng out tho dalsy effect, W'th such attractivo scttlng, ,llt only 'by/.tho. soft glow .Of candle llght, tho bridal party mnde a charming. p!ctm*e. groupod about tho Impromptu altar. .. Llttle Mlaa Emlly. Stevonaon Dnvtcs. of Loulsvllle,. Ky., tho brlde's nlcco, nt* ilower gird, and Master Peter Walton, pf Tho Mecklenburg, ai* page,. wore lovely ln tholr charncters, fcolng chlldren of un UBtiiil". beauty ..ln tholr roBpectlvo typoti of blohde and brunetto. They wero Immediately. followed by tho brlde's Blstor-lnrlaw, Mrs. Willlam Wat kins Davies, of Loulsvillo, Ky? who ncted as damoof honor, and was hoauti fully gowned ln a Glover costumo of Nllq green chlffon cloth and carriod Amorican Beautles, *,V ?'?_ji_i i>___i<* Tho brlde,' attended by her fapor, rnoxt, entered. * and was ' met at tho . o,ltnY ?:*/ tho groom tind hls 'best man, Mr. Fred-; erick Sabbaton, of Grand Mere, Canada. The bride wore" eii' oxquislte PrlneeHS gown ot whlto chlffon doth over satln, and carried 'Brlde ro.es. Her vell wo*j fastened wlth real orange blossoms and tho groom'a gift of pearls. ? ' Tho coremony waa Impreaalvely per? formed' by Dr. Thomaa Drew,. of the Presbyterian Church, of Clmeo Clty. DUrlhg tho ceremony "Hearta ana Flowers" was' aottly played By the or cheetra from The Mecklenburg, whlch imd provlously rendored Mendelssohn b Wcddlrig march dellghtfully a|Jtha.lparty "ontoro'dniio parlors; ' '," ' ? i? i lirirhodtately after 'the ceremdny an in formal reception was held before tho dc piirturo of the brldo and eroom toJ3oyd tori, whero they took the train North.fo. an bxtended trlp", after whlch they wlll live ln Newport Newe. , ? . . The brlde, slnce her debut, has boen the, recoghlzod beauty of the county, and an acknowledged belle wherover sho hna VTho groom la tho assistant Benerai*ll!n.tt" ager of tho Newport Nows Shlpbulldlng and Dry Dock; Compnny, and ls_one or 'th? Wost ? promlnent - men:-In Newport ftbM} Both Boclally*and -in: buslneaa .clr 0lThe p'beahontas Clu?. ot which he was' at one tlmo proBldent, sent a large repre-. Bontativo to the weddlng, Among tho many guests '???"? tance wore the groom'a ?oU*r,' Mt?'*y - De Forest Hopklns, ofGlen's Falls, N. Y., Mr and Mra. W. . W. Davies, 0f. Louls vlll'e Ky' Mr. J." S. Davies. of Green 'v e* N C.; Mr.,. Clarenco W. Robinson. Vt Newnort News; Mrs. Lucy Robertson, Orcensboro. N C. . Mlsa Mildred Carrlng ifon of ClarkeBvillo. Va.: Colonel and JMrs. Beneham Cameron, of B*'**"' ??; craTJulIan Carr; of DUrhiuni Jdlsses iBrighfV'i>f Hlchmond, and many otherB. ? PRETTY WEDDING. Miss Ethel Powell Becomea the Bride of Mr. James N. Hillman. (Speclnl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch,) y WILL1AMSBURG, VAi. Juiio 2S.-Tho Methodist Cliurch of thls place was ? Ue Bofenoof a pretty weddlng thls afternoon _t"8 o'cloek. when'MTss BtheHPo^o thls plaeo, and Mr. James N. Hillman, or 'pnrroir county, Va., were jnarrlea. ' QTHo-"church waa beautlfully "doooratea. with'pnlms and growlng p anls. 'During the cdromony tho bridal pair atood under an arch of dalsloa and ferna, from'whloh hung a largo bell of whlte carnatlona. Tho weddlng Party camo m to the stralns of the Bridal Chorus ^om Lo hongrln, sklllfully rendered by Mlss Flor en'co Person, and retlred whlle Ylenael.-" sohn's Wedding March' pealod forth. Tho ushers. Mr. Frank Powell, Mi. Euro, Mr- Roljort Bnrlow nnd Mr. Fars loy, came down tho slde aisles, ana wero followod by tho brldosmaids, MlaseB Magglo Goro. Mabol Tlller, Pearl Maupln nnd''Florence Maupln, attlred In whlto organdle, wlth wldo whlto sashes,. ? unu carrylng huge bunches of carnatlona, who camo down-tho center nlslo. Thon onmo ,tho groom wlth hla bost 11*11.? Mr. W'l fred Powell, brother ot tho brldo. Tne two littlo slstors of tho. brlde, Mlsaea BobhIo' aiid-Mabel Powoll, camo nexi, benrliig basketa of white roses. .Mlss Lllllan Grdves, matd of honor, ln wh'to organdle over sllk. carrylng roses, camo next, followod by tho brlde, lonnlnB.oiv tho arm- of- hor uncle, Mr. Walter JJ. Burnes. Tho*Tiride was charmlngly at? tlred in whlte ellk, nnd carried a large bouquot of whito roses. . ' Tho ceremony waa performed byRov. D, T. Merrltt, paator pf the church. Tho brldo and groom loft on^ the <iW P M. train for Old Polnt and Waahlng ton, from-whlch plaoo they wjlf go to vlalt tho groom'a parenta ln Soutliwco, Vireinia, roturnlng horo to roslde, tno uroom belng prlnclpal of tho Nlchoi-on Public School and assl?tunt profoaHOr ar, Willlam nnd Mary Collego, of whto ]' '": stltutlon he ?S ? recent dlstinguUhoa graduate, Pinder?Wlnston. '' (Si>eo|al to Tho Tlmea-Dlapatch.) LOUI8A, June 28.-Thq woildlnK Pf Ml?l Helen H. Wlnaton, dauMas ?t?^P' Willlam A. W'lnaton, of Loulaa coupty, Va? wlth Mr. John R Plnder. "f R'0*1' mond, Va., was quietly BOlemnlaea ? noon to-day at tho home of Judge ana Mra. F. W. Slma. at Loulsa, V?. . Tho Rov, J. Calvln Stuurt,: paator ot the Church of the Covonant, Rlohmond. Mk>, was tho oillolatlng clergyman, and oniy the Immedlato fnmlly uf tho contractlng Woodward? Son, ?Miuiufecturera of unU Peoler? lu Lumber Vpiiow 1'ino, Vfhltt) Plne, Hardwooda ant} Uuliogmiy, Sash. Blinds. Door* At-iD OTIllSU MIM< "WORK, |.i*oot Nlntli SI-, ltlclimopd. Va Old Dominion Steamshlp Company NIGHT LINE FOR NORFOLK. mnmmmmmmmmmmmKmmoatmmmtaeammotaMmmm ? How MtMnttM *H?**i?y" otift ^muidmr-V**.* .RtofamMta ??w ?v?? llur ?* **W P. M^ Sunday* Inetudad atoppln* at Newport Nowa. H.00 WIOIAl. WIIK BND ?Xoo?eiow?-4?? (Imlutflng >MHi?Ht **h). Oo Mt? dutin* tha aranmtr, BpswiW Bwmrslon Tldrots, leavlna; Klohmojtd UtlSJoy. J:<TOlT M." r*?rnln?, laava Korfolk followlng Sunday, 7:00 P. U. vll^lJ^J^YiyATION COMPANV PAY LIN?. nd M 7:? A. M. Memtay. W?*???? -M.. .dld ftHnt 4SM.-P. lt, Blvw laadlngm. ......; CompMiy* Wharf OtUea, foot A*h' pnrtlea and a few lntlmate frienda wiro piosont. . i Mr. Plnder la connooted wlth the Vlr? glnla-Carollna Hardwaro Cqmpany. of Richmond. .-'?', Armentrout?Merritt. (Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch,) STAUNTON,,VA? June 28,?A wedding whloh has beon looked forwrird'to wlth much Intorost, took placo at tho real dcnco of the brlde,' Captain nnd Mrs, C. O. Morrltt, of Augusta county,,yoBterdny, when tholr daughter, Mlsa Mary Loulso Morrltt,was marrled to Dr. John P. Armentrout, of this clty. Tho cere? mony was pertformcd by Rev. C. ti. Altfathor, of Bothel Preabyterlari Churoh, nssleted by Rev, H. P. Hamlll. of Staun? ton Methbdlst Church.' ' Tho houso was beautlfillly decorated for tlio occaslon . Tho brido wore a gray travellng costume ahd was attonded by her slster, Mra. Bruce Randolph, of Loxlngton, ?': ns damo < of honor. Mr. Frank VC. Merrltt, brother. ot tho brldo, wns best hian The brlde ia a very hand? somo youna. lady. Thoy wlll mako thelr homo ln Staunton aftor a Bhort brldnl trlp, where Dr. Armentrout la a very popular nnd pr'acttclng physlolan. Ba rkegdale?-Mosely. (Specinl to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) BUCKINGHAM, VA., June 28.,-Mlss Bessie C. Mosely, of Bucklngham, and Mr. Herbort Barkesdale, of Hnllfax, were marrled Wednesday at 10 o'efcek at tho home of tho bride's parents, -Mt and Mrs. Langdon C. Mosely, of Wlly, thls county. , JM*e, iiytosely is ono of tho most popu iar young ladles ln tho county,; helng well known and hlghly connected. The groom ls from a woll known Hnllfax family, nnd is a popular young man here. Tho happy young couple drove to Wln glna, whero, In a Bhowor of rlce and old shoes, they took tho trnln for Lynchburg. Tennent?-Durrett. ""-rclcl io T5e Times-Dispatch.) FREDERICKSBURG, VA., Juno 28.~ Mlsa Roberta Loulse Durrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B.^Durrett, of Spot 'eylvanla county, nea'r thls clty, and Mr. "Eugone H. Tonnont, of Washington, wero marrled lnst nliyht at Eplphany Chapol, in that clty, sRov. Claudlus F. Smlth offl clatlng. Mrs. Thomas WllIlans,Fred was the matron. of honor, and tho malds of honor were Misses -Kathorlno Tennent and Ahrilo Gouldln Durrett, slster of tho ibrlde. Tho brlde waa glven away by hor brother, Mr. Benjamin Durrett. After the receptlon Mr. and Mrs, Tennent left for a bridal trlp North. Davis?Price. (Speclal to The Tlmea-Dlapatch.) ? j BUCKINGHAM, ? VA.. Juno 28:?Mlss 'Gertrude Nelson Price. daughter Of-'Mr. and MrB. B. H. Prlco, .(.f Dlllwyn,-and Mr.' ThomaS Jeffcraon Davla, son of tho late T. J. Davls, wero marrled at the Dlllwyn Mcthodlst Church at hoon Wed. nesday, by Rev. R. B. Boatwright Both young peoplo aro extremely popular. Thoy left at 2.o'clock ror. Washington for a short trlp. . ________________ LeSeuer?Elam. (Speclal to The Tlmea-Dlspatch.) BUCIUNGHAM, VA., June 2S.-Wodnos :day mornlng at 10 o'clock, at the home -of Mr. and Mrs. Wosloy Elam, of" near SDlIlivyri. occurred the marrlago of their daughter, Mlss Sallle, and Mr. B. Le? Seuer, of Arvonla. Both aro well known arid bolong to some of Bucklngham's best famllles. The/ took the mornlng traln for Washington. Rov. S. H. John? son, of Dlllwyn, performed the cere? mony, ' Wagoner?Snedegar. (Speclal to Tho Tlmos-OTspatch.) ROANOKE, VA? Jupe 28.?Mlsa May Snedegar; a popular teacher ln the ijoi imont public school, daughter of Mr. nnd iMre. J. W. Snedegar.-nnd Mr. John P. Wngoner,''6f' tho Norfolk nnd Western shops,. wero marrled thla mornlng, Rev. James H. Hiley offl clating. Mr. W. -M., Peters was best man and Mlss Grotta Apgar, of Lafayotte, mald of honor. _ Tho couplo left Tor Chlcago, Buffalo and Nlagara Fnlls,. Brown?Williams. (Spoclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) PROyiDENCE FOROB, Juno 28.?Miss Alborta Wllllams, of Charlos Clty, and Mr. Allen Brown, of Washington, woro marrled yestorday aftornoon at 3180 o'clock ln Elam Baptlst Clnir'ch, Tho brldo, who ls tho second daughtor of Mr, and Mrs.. Arehle WllllamH, woro a handsomo gpwn of whlte sllk; nnd'ear rled whlto roses. Aftor <nn Informal re? ceptlon tho "young couplo left on the 7:16 trnln for thelr future home In Wnshlng? ton, D. C. . ? J Eloped to Pelham. . (Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) i AMHBRST, VA., Juno 27,t-Mr. Powell Crawford nnd MIbs Alma Coffey, of Cof feytown, ln thls county. loft Amherst thls mornlng for Polham, N, C? where thoy oxpeot to be marrled. Mlss Coffey ls a dnughtor of Mr. Danlol Coffey, nnd Is only slxteen yoars of .ftge. On account of 'hor youth, her parents refused to . ye tholr consent. BOARD OF VISITORS MEET AT BLACKSBUBC The Last Meeting of the Old Members, and Proceedlngs Are Secret. (Specinl to Tho Times-Dispatch.) HLACKSBURO. VAii June 28.?Tho nolVdof visitors of tb,Ylreinla Polyr teohnlc lnst tute ls now ln, sosstbn. nnd 11 |s generally understood that importnnt matters are belng dlscussed. AH but onq of the member" aro present, and tho board ls holdlng three meetlnga ? day. A promlnont momber of tho fnpulty refused to nnswer quostlons, nnd lt has been posltlvely etntofl that no Informatlon wll U gven out untll tho bonrd ad journs. as thls ls the last mootlns be< fore tho retlrement of certaln mombers, nml every effort ls belng mude to have the affalrs of the Instltutlon In the bost posslble *.impg. Mr, JMassie Paralyzed. , (Spoclal to The Tlmea-DlBpatch.) LOUJSA, VA., 3?U0 2S.-MI-. Jno, O, MiiBslo, for a long'tlme a prominent morcbuut ot Boll's Crossroads, but. now u. i-esldent of thls town. w6s strlcken wlth pnnilysls to-dny. whllo ln front o. tlitt Louisa Drug Company'a atore. wh|jo his condltlon |? considero^ critical, there U Vonve hope, ?? only one ?>de Ir affected; itiEmnnui T State Scnator Sale and Judge D. Tucker Brook Considcrate of ? Mr. Maynard.' ? \ POSTPONE .UNTIL SEPTEMBER Each Candidate May Name Judge at Each - Prccinct. > (Spoclal to Tho . Tlmos-Dlspntch.) NORIPOLK, VA., Juno 28.?Tho Domo* crntlc Executlvo Committeo for tho Soo? , ond Congrosslonal Dlstrict met to-day at the Montlcolto Hotol to mako arrange- > mehts for tho congrosslonal primary. The dato was flxed as Septomber 4th at tho suggostlon of Judgo D.' Tuckor Brooke and Colonol George ?? C. Caboll, candidates for tho'CongresBional nomlnaA'? tion, who requosted that tho lato date bo flxed otlt of deferenco'for Reprcsenta tlv? Harry ti. Maynard, who ls a candldato to BUccecd himself, but who, owlng to hls ilotentlon ln Wnshlngton on congrosslonal buslness, prlnclpally ln connoctlon wltn tho Jamestown Exposition appropria? tion, has yot been unuble to mako any : preparntlons for It. 1 It was estimated thnt tho primary woiild cost botweep fl.OOO nhd J1.200. A/ rcsoiutlop, suggested by Colonol Cabell.'! provldlng that each of tho candidates be allowed to reconimehd one of tne throo j election Judgos at each of tho election preclncts, was adopted by tho committee. . The members of the commlttee present wero Chalrman C. Fonton Day, of iBlti of Wlght county; Dr. F. S. Hopo, or ? PortBmouth, and W. W. Salo, of Norfolk; ; .r?-?-5? * ' FIRST TERM. Judge Morris Holds Court at Buena Vista. ??'' (Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) I BUENA VISTA, VA., Juno 28.-Judge Georgo W. Morris, Judge ol tho Corpora? tlon Court Ot Charlottesvllle, Va., who was recently appointed Judgo ?t tlm Cor? poratlon Court, of.Buenft..YlB..i, li?Hd- '??? :flrst term hero thla week, bog^nlng Mon-. / idny, ond odjourned yesterday. The at tornoys and all bther officers of the court, express themselves as well pleased wlth Judgo Morris, both as a Judge and as a man. Every one inattondoncq upon hl? court' was impressed "wlth hls prompV falr, Just and learned opinions and ruling*. The Judgo adjourned court untll July lith, when ho wlll conveno tho court _to try an Important personal Injury case, which'could not bb tried at thb term on account of tho absence pf matorlal wit neasea for tho defense. ?_ ??? Mr P. W. Brown dled hero last nlght.. of heart disease. Ho is survlved by * widow and two sons, all of thla clty. . Mlss Julia Wlllls, of thls clty. ls vlslt? lng Mlss Bunnio G. Tyler, ot Tappahan noch, Va, _? . . ..., s ! LACK OF EVIDENCE. Only a Faint Suspicion Resting on William Harris. (Speclal to The TlmeB-Dlspatch.) BOYDTON..VA., June 28.-There? UP- ' Dearnat thls tlmo tho merost suspicion of U?e gul t of Wllllnm Harris, tho negro fodged in all hero Mondny. charged wlth tho asBiisBlnation ot Fannlo Stuart. ,1 was present yesterday whon Coromon wenltfi.s Attorney E. C. Goode prlvateiy cxnmlriod Doc Townes, the prlnclpal wlt nesB"rolled on by the Justlces in sendlng ; tho caso to the cflrcult Court Doc Townes | now 'savs ,that ho was frlghtened Into sa^ng tha Wllllam Harris was tho mur-, derer of Fnnnle Stuart; that ho know*. absolutely nothlng about tho nmtter. . He wns spendlng tho nlght nt Hnrrls houso whon the murder was commltted, wns only a tow hundrod yards away,.and, hehrdl tha report of t^o plstol,. hut saw no ono near the scene of ihe trngedy. Commonwealth'H Attornoy aoodo .!? followlng up another clup, whleh, ^ho honoM may provo successful. Ho says, uTto tho preBont. thero Ib no evldonco sufflclont to indlct any one. . FELL FROM CHERRY TREE, Mrs.. Eliza Almond Found ort Ground and Died Soon After. /cbwta'i to Tm Timo3?D!spato_i.) ? ? t ' STAUNTON, VA.. June 28.-Mrs.Elsa, Almond, wlfo of Mr. Jamos H. Almond. a caTpenter of thls clty. >yblle Picklns cherres ou tho farm of MrJftBhO. e choiberger, noar th e clty, fell from the tree nhd kllled horself.- A passerbyaaw her lylng on' tho ground under the trep and BytoPPed. She asked tor. water whlch was Hlven hor, but ahe dlod ln flfteen mfnutfs and before the physlclan whlch had been summoned could.g(J to her. Sho ls survlved by her hutfbnnd nnd two Bona-Messi-8,. Newton and. Allte Almond. pf"Richmond, Va. ' \ i. ? . . I Operated on for Appendicitis. fan?h\ to Tfco Tlmc3'D!spatah.^ * STAUNTGN, VA., June 28.?Little Annlo riiurchman. daughter of, Mr, John W, ohurchman, member of tho House of DoiesateB, was operated on yet^rd. y pt appendicitis at the Klng^s P?ught?i. Hospital hero by Er. 3, B. Cutlett, ?? Histed by sevoral other phyf.lans, Sh? sooms to bo gettlnjf along well tp-day. AMMONIA WASUING POWDER Whitens and Cleans Does Not Injure. 6AVES T\W, .;?. SAVB8 WORK* Universal Houbofundshlng Coujxta if ?every patikui%.