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IN TRUCK-FARMIMG Station to Bc Located in Princcss Annc County. TO DISCOVER PLANT CURES Professor T. C. Johnson to.?Tal_c Charge?Farm Mas Been Scct.red. (Sppclnl to Tho Tlm_s-ni_pntc!i.] NOItFO_.I>, VA., Drcemb'er 29.?-Great Intereat ls belng ( manlfcstcd In tho new cxperlmenl atatlon now belng completed in Prlncess Anno county, . whlch will bc devoted to cxperlmcnts of value to truck furmt-rs. The Inter emt ls general, owing to thc fact that lt ls the llret experlment farm to bo ?Miiiill. in d devoted exclusivcly to triicklng crops. The triicklng Intcno'sts In Tldcwater Virginia nre. olfttod Over the cstnbltsli ment of tho station, hellovlng It wlll be of tho greatest practlcal value. .Those Interests are lnrgc, and three fourthn of the cleared land In thls see tlon.ls devoted to truck farmlng. Year after year prpblems are arlslng that uecd answerlng. Plant dlsenses, para sites nnd land condltlons nn; encoun tered, and orbps damnged or destroy .fl- for want of a remedy. It Is be? lleved that tho now station wlll be able to answer thcse iiuestlons sutis fnctorlly. The State Agriciiltural Board has made an annual approprlation of J5, ' ono for the stntlon, the Southern Pro duce Company, has set aside $7,500 to i asslst ln tho establlshment of thc sta? tion and the Agriciiltural Department of the Pcderal government ls plcdgcd to contributo in varlous waya to tho work. ' Professor T. C. Johnson. formerly of Cornell ami of thc West Vlrginla University, has boen seeUred to take charge,of the station. There are llfty llve acres of land in tho farm, and U ls admlrably ndaptcd to tho cul ilvatlon of truck. DR. MORRIS'S FAREWELL Wlll Come to Mnntime-utal Cliurch? BU.iop Untnli.lpb IlidN llliu Godspccd. [t-pccla! to Thc Times-Dlspatch.] NORFOUC. VA.. December -9.?The farewell service to-day ln Christ Epis copal Church, to the rctiring rector, Bev. J. W. Morrls, D. D., .who has ac cepted thc paMorate of the Monu? mental Eplscopal Church, Rlchmond. ?nd who leaves for hls new -held of labor on Wednesday, was largely at tended, as well ns one of thc most im preBSlve scenea ever witnessed In the eillfice. Itt. Bev. A. M. Bnndolph. D. D., J_I_. T... blshop of the Eplscopnl Dioccse of Southern Vlrginla. conducted thc farc ?well servlces, nnd dellyerod the ser? mon of the day. Dr. Morr|s followed with an address to the congregation, a) farcwe-ll message of lovo and encour-j ngerncnt ln religlous unity and dovo tlon to the catii-e of Christ. Blshop Randolph ln closing. blesscd and com-, mended Dr. Morrls and famlly to God ln their new field of labor. ahd asked', that hls efforts be crowned wlth show-j er? of blt-i'sings. Tho musical program was eluborate and lnspiring. Durlng Dr. Morrls's resldence in this; citv h? has by hls uniforinly Chrlstlan, r-o'.irt' sy not only endonred hlm.olf to, tlie m.mh.rs and congregation bt\ Christ Cliurch. but to the mlnlstry and| l.itv of other envangeiical denomlna-i iion't in Norfolk. wno will deeply re-. irrM hls departure from Norfolk. where, li|s _ervlc'.s and work have been ai bp-s.lng to the Chrlstlan community.: irre'-p''-ct!ve of denomina tlonal llnes. i ami he wlll carry wlth hlm to his new, fi^ld of labor their love. esteem and be.t wl-ht-s for a successful career. TWO MEN SHOT Chrl_tinfi_ "cufllc Over a Gun Provcs Serloun. [Spcclal to Thc Tlmes-Dlspatch.] CHARLOTTESVILLI-. VA.. December 29.?An accidcntally di_charged shot gun put an end lo the holiday fcstlvi tles near a llttlo country store, flve mlles thls slde of Alberene, thls coun? ty. Two men, Oscar Graves and Ern rst Maupln. were brought to the Uni? versity of Virginia Hospital by Dr. Al? fred Plnkerton, of Alberene, suffering from gunshot wo.inds. Both men wero shot in the face. The charge hael torn Graves nose and cheek almost entlrcly off. gra/.lng the eyes, leavlng them unlnjured. Maupln was struck in the eye by a glancing shot, hut wlll not lose hls sight. The dlscharge' of the gun wounded five men, but Giave-s and Maupln re? ceived the only serious Injuries. The accident was the result of a frolie in which the men were wrestllng during an Interval of the turkey shootlng match in progress at the quarries. The eun was a breech-loader, and went off. eo It is sald, whlle one of the turkey ahooters was trylng to eject the shells. I -?-: Arrested for Murdcr. [Speclal to Tho TImcs-Dispntch.] GLADESBORO', VA? December 20.? ?'Bud" Montgomery, who shot and klll c<i a reppected- colored man In cold blood some days ago, _a fow mlles soqth of here oh the North Carollna line. was arrosted a few days sii_cc by Special Constablc Jack Allen and dellvered to the sherlff of Surry coun? ty. N. C Ono of the Wlllis boys, who, it is ?ald, was impllcated In the affalr, was ?l..o arrested. > Dr. Cnllnch lo l.eelure. [Spoclal to The Tinies-Dlspatch.! NORP'OLK, VA.. December 20.?Gen? eral Interest ls being manifested ln the 'lecture on Tuesday night by Rabbl Edward N. Callsch, of Beth Ahaba Temple, Rlchmond, to be dollvercil at Ohef Sholem .Temple. under tho aus pieces of the Counell of Jewlsh Wo? men of Norfolk. ? Tho advance sale of tlckets indicates a large attendanco. Dr. Callsch wlll havo for hls subject: "Tho Absence of Shylock's Wlfe; a Study of 'the MercUant of Venlce." It belongs to health for a baby to eat and sleep, to laugh and grow fat. But fat comes first; don't ask a scrawny baby to laugh;. why, even his smile is pitiful! Fat comes first. The way to be fat is the way to be healthy. is the proper food, but only a little at first. AH Dru_*u.-! 60c, -Jod f 1.00. WITNESS IN BERLIN SCANDAL PHINCI.SS ClIAItLOTTG. M.._Iiiillltiti llnrrteu'.i eoinmel plajed n Iriiiiip enrd nt lhe <rlnl of Hiirden for tbe llllcKOd llhel of Count Kutio von .UoKkc rcrentlr. whrn lie dr ninntled tlml Prinoi***** Chnrlotie tUc Knl*ter's sluler he siiniinoni.il as n lrltncss. Thln rc'iuei! was refu?n*d by ilie i-ourt, f?r th<* very K??il rcii.on Ilint ii meiiilipr ot llie Pnisslau riijnl fninlly canriot he xuitiinoncd (o n coiirl, bn< a eonimlKKlon wlll ln* n pjiolnletl to fnke llie prluerxi's ? .ullmony. II l?i xtitted thnt ?li?* prineesd .inini* llmr. ?lii?*o Infornicd Herr llarden tlmt slie knnv ilml von Moltkr itm n doprnvod mnn. lEXUGTDI NOTES. LEXINGTON, VA.. December 20.? | Mr. Howard Ashton Donald and Miss Eva Lena llogue. itaughter of Mr. James P. Hogut, of the Buffalo heigh borhood. went to Staunton Christmas; day and were married at tho Presby? terlan inansc in that city, Bev. A. M. Fraaer, D. D.. ofliciatlng. The brlde has made ,her liunit In Lexlngton for; some time past. She was uecomp.micd to Staunton hy three of ber friends? Mlss Laura Crlglcr. Mlss Jessie Hut ton and Miss Eltie Weeks. Thu wed? ding party returned home Wednesday evening, and drove to the home of the groom'S parents. Mr. nnd Mrs. Samuel XV. Donald. a mlle southwest of Lex Ington, where a reception was glven tnefn that niglit. Tlie bride is an at- I tractlve and wlnsomo young lady. and the groom is un cnterrrrlslng young | business man of this community. Tlu y wlll llve in Lexlngton. Miss Bertle Bee Montgomery. daugh? ter of Mr. and Mrs. Juines C. Mont-. gomcrv. ot near Colllerstown. was; married Christmas day t?. Mr. Frank Lcc Tardy. son of Mr. James It. Tardy. tbe ever.t taklng place at thc home of the bride. , Bev. J. P. Smlth. Jr.. offl clated. The bride is etuite pretty. Af? ter a vlslt to relatlves near Rlchmond Mr. and Mrs. Tardy will make their home in the Buffalo nelghborhood. Last week ha_ witnesscd tlie Christ? mas entertainmc-nts at the Lexlngton Sunday ..chools. The Presbyterlan achool preaented a novol entertaln? ment Monday evenlng. In that the ex? ercises consisted of glving and re? celvlng. The school presented to each tnemher.'a treat of candy. nuts and oranges. whlle members of the school had booths arrariged of artlcles to be given to the ncedy of the school and other charltable objects. Beechenbrook Sunday school hebl their entcrtnin ment Thursday evenlng. tho Baptists and Metliodists Frlday evening. All presented interesting programs of songs and recltatlons. and concluded wlth the dlstrlbution of a treat to the school. Mr. William J. Bryan. recently ap? polnted Unlted States Senator by the Governor of Florlda, Is an ulumn.ua of Washington und Bee University. Hc married In Lexlngton Mlss -Janetta Allan. 'daughter of Mrs. Kllzabeth P. Allun. He occuslonally visits hls ulma mater. and wns ono of the speaker.. at the conuueneemeiit e/xerelses of Wash? lngton nnd Bee last yoar. The funeral of Mr. James Scott Moore the veteran newspaper man, who dled ut, thls home in Lexlngton Thursday mornlng, took place _? rlday afternoon from the Presbyterlan Church. conducted by hls pastor. Dr. A. T. Graham. asslsted by Dr. Charles Manly. Hc was burled wlth Masonlc honors. FREDER1GKSBURG NOTES. rSpeclal to The Tlmes-Di.patch.l FREDERICKSBURG, VA.. December 20.?Mrs. Mlnnle M. Thomas, of this city. has lnstituted dlvorce proceed? lngs in the Circuit Court of Caro llnc county, against her husband, Mr. John T. Thomas. Judge Mason has granted an injunctlon enjoining Thomas from golng to the home of hls wlfe. News has.been received here of'the death ln Chlcago of Mrs. Georgo Bag? gett. Sheis survlved by her husband and one aon. Mr. Baggett ls a broth? er of Mr. S. I. Baggett, of Spotsylva nla county. Boglnnlng January lst, a new sched? ule for tho Ruppahannoc.. steamers wlll be put into effect, hy whlch steam? er will leave hero overy Monday at 2 o'clock P. M. for Baltlmore, and overy Thursday ut 0. o'clock A. M. for Norfolk. Steamers wlll. arrlve Thurs? day and Saturday nlghts. Mr. and Mrs. Leo .1. Graves have Is? sued Invltatlons for the marrlago of thelr daughter, M'ss Alice Toasdale Graves, to Mr. Thomas Stokelcy Cole? man, of S'potsylvnnla county. Tho cero mony will tako place at tho Baptlst. Church ln this city on Thursday, Jan? uary 1.4th, at 4:30 o'clock. Mr. Cole? man is a promlnent young' attorney, nnd is the Commonwealth's attorney elect for Spotsylvanla county. Mr. James D. Patton and Mlss Vlr? ginla L. Jacobs, daughter of Mr. and iMrs. XV. J. Jacobs, of Stafford-county, were married 'Thursday evening, at Bere'a Baptlst Church In that county, Rov. Mr. Spencer ? .-offlciating.' Mlss Kato Jacobs was maid Qf honor, and Beverly Patton wns the. bost man. Janies Coppago and Wallaeu Snelllngs wero tho ushers. Tho othor attendants were: MIsb Frai\ces Patton and Leon ard Jacobs; Mlss Tda Moncure and Harvey Snolling*. Mlss Beatrlce Jacobs and Norman Patton, Mlss Corn Bulley and Dr. 15. C. Moncure, Mlss Florunce Mopcure nnd Ralph Day. A rocopllon was hold at the home of the brldo's parents. After the ceremony, Mr. njicl Mrs. Patton came to thls clty and left for a -Southern brldal trlp, They wlll reslde In Illchindnd. s. Dr. J. 11. Ball, a well known cltl/.en of Klng Gcoi'go county, dlod Thurs? day at tho homo of .hls rolntlvo, Mrs. Coakley, in that county, ngcd seventy six years, FORK 11 n. [Speclal to The Timce-Di_pat..-h.J FORK UNION, VA., Deeember 29.? Mr. and Mrs. Cabell Snead, of New Vork. ure visitiug relatlve*. here. .Mr. and Mrs; V.. B. Pcrklns left horo lo-dav for Montaria. where Mr. Pcr? klns wlll engage ln railroad work. Mlss Annle Thomas, of Roanoko, Va-. i.- spendlng lier vacatlon at her home near hero. Mlss Vlolet Anderson. of Eastcrn Shore, Va., ls spending Christmas at home. Entortainnunts und Chrlstmas par tles are' now In full l.la.t.. Mr. and Mrs. Petty entertained a large nuniber of young people nt thelr horrie during the week. On thv occaslon the hand some residence nas boauiifuily doeo rated with evcrgreens, and under thls sccne of beauty the " Old Virginia Rccl" was enjoyed by a largo nuniber of young people. Splendld refroshments were served during thc evening. Some of tho vlsiting guests present were: Miss Lizzie fc.ay. of Richmond; MIs? Annie Thomas, of Roanoke; Mr. Petty, of Charleston, W. Va.. and Messrs. Clarenc. and Claudc Snead. of West Virginia. Miss Helen Thomas entertained a nuniber of her friends on last Fri? day ovenlng. Among tho visitors from a dlstant present was Mlss Armstrong. of Mississlppi; Miss Vara C. Snead will entertain a number of, hor friends at her home next Monday afternoon. FIFTY YEARS A MASON Virglnlans .Houor Henry Knuilolpli Culley, n Notcd Mason. HENRY RANDOLPH CULLEY. SUFFOLK, VA? Docembor 20.?The Masons of Suffolk had a blg celebra tion on the occaslon of Henry- Ran? dolph Culloy's tiftleth annlversnry lr Masonry. Mr. Culley is the only mem? ber of Suffolk Lodge, No. 30, who hat ever been thus honored. Mount Nebo Royal Arch Chaptor, No 20, Joined tho Blue Lodge ln the cur presentatlon, und ln the banquetlng. The presentatlon services took place ln Masonic Temple, from 8 to 0 o'elock and concludlng the exerclses, whlel wero both happy and louehing, there was a banquet at the Nansemond Hotel ln accepting tlie loving cup, whlel was glven jolntly hy thc ' lodgo ant chaptor. Mr. Culley was wcll-nlgl overcome wlth eonflictlng cmotlon. Presented Wllh Loving Cup. Tho loving cup ls twelve Inches high includlng the ebony base, and hai throo handles. It wns mnde by thi Oorham Manufacturlng Company, od Now York, and was furnished bj Goorge F. Batten. It is of storllnj silver. Tho cup Is engraved wlth the fol? lowlng Inscrlptlons; "1S57-1907?Presented to Past Mas ter Henry R. Culley by Suffolk Lodgo No. 30. on the flftleth. annlversiiry o Viis heing- ralsod to tho subllme degrei of Master Mnson thoreln, Deceinber 21 1007." "1S50-T007?The unitod trlbute o Mount Nebo Chnpter, No. 20. and Suf folk Lodge. No. 30,. to . Conipnnloi Henry R. Culley, ln, rocognltlon of hl: unswerving devotion and t'nltliful ser viee to the craft for half a contury Docembor 21, 1007." Though In his sevonty-soventh yeat Mr. Culley has never heen 111 a da; und never hns lost tlmo from worl except through an accldent ln whlel ho wns Injured, Ho Its a brlck mnsoi and contractor; and works dnlly nt hl trado, He has bcon tller of the lodg for thlrty-slx consecutlve years, I -T? siiniitiiig Surnpo. .-rspoclal to Tln* Tluics-Ul.pntoh.] i GLADESBORO, VA., Docembor 29. T. A. Ayres anel n man by name o Hutphln.^who roslclo n few mlles nnrtl of horo. got Into n dlfilculty yestordn: and both woro sorlously shot. Thc: hi}ve boen nrrostod nnd aro- undo guard. Both mon mny dlo from tho uftcot uf lliolr wouud.i. flPPDMATTDX NOTES. ISp.-liU io Thc Tl__e_.6l_pat.__.'] APPOMA.TTOX, VA., D. r.emliijl 29.? The' usiirit <''lirl_tnni.. dnnce was glven hy the young mon On tho nlght of thc ?_..lli, and wns thorouglily enjoyed. The "prizory" of the wai'uhotise was iiHod, the flour havlng been plnned and wax ed for tho occaslon. An orchestra from Lynchburg furnlshed thc music, and1 the "llglit fnntastic" vvii_ tlppetl wlth? out cessatlon tlll the "woe uma' hours." , Tho followlng were among the .diincers: Mr. and Mr... Floyd I'Yigtt soii. Mlss Ethol Anderson, Mlss Thomns. A]c. s..-. John Full, .luck . TilOnilllll, flurry Taiiner, Z.an Jones, Itob Culd Well, llugh West, lleuiy Nowlln, Clay ton und Patil Cheallulm, of Lynchburg; AliP.cs Siislc Cullilluili Llzzle Evans, of CbllCOfd; Cmlf.t l-vnns, of V. P, l.,\ Blneltsburg; Cadot iliury Huncock, V. AL I., Lexlngton; Cadets Glllltilii nnd Locter Senrs. of Fork Unlon Academy; Mossrs. Ellett nnd Bandy, ot Roanoke; ?Jllss Bosslo Wood, of Sprlng Mlll..; Alr. Hackney, of North Carollna; Mr. Nowe, of Greeusboro, N. Ct Mr. Bri.toc, of FlUvaiina county; Alr, Swcency, of; Lynchburg; Mr. A. 11. Abbltt, of Lyneh imig, ?nd .Mlsses Frances CI6m.nt und Lulu aud Atary Irby, Venona Scui'H, I Aiaud und Holen Gregory, Aunlc, Mut-i tlo und Mary Culdwcii, Anno, Rcbeceaj and Chcrry Alay Wear, and .Messrs. I Wlnston Mclviliney, Charlle Caldwell,' John tiofl, John Ed. Senrs, Mary -Drinkard, Luther AJorrls nnd otliors, of Aiipotnattox. The ligurei. for tho quadrlll were lc.il hy Mr. Floyd For gusbn, of Lynchburg. On Frlday mornlng nt 11 o'clock the Sunday-school of Liberty Baptist Church held thelr Christmas entur tainmenl whlch had been gotten up by tiie teacher.. of tlm school. The exercises were opened by a prayor and nficr songs and rccltations by tho school, candy, nut.. and frult.. wero glven out by "Santa Claus" to each of the chlldren. Prizes; whlch had been offered for good atlendance and good lcssons by thc teachers were givcn out. Ah'ssrs. GUllaiti and Lcstcr Sears. of Fork L'nlon Academy, nre spendlng the Christmas holidnys wlth relatlves hero and ai. lllxbury. Mlsa Grace Browning, of nenr Nor? folk. nnd Mr, Aubrey Crowitlng, of | Danville, aro visltlng thelV par_nis nt tlm old courthouno. Alr. Harry Hancock. of V. AI. 1.. Lex Itigton: .Mr. and Mrs. A. F. .Hheard, of Lynchburg. nnd Alr. John Goff, of James Rivor, spent Christniaa Day with Air. und Mrs. C. W. Hancock; Rev. R. C. liiibhanl. paator of Liberty Church. is aufferlng from .-'. sovefe caso of erysipelas. He hns been conflncd'to hls room for the pnrt week. Alr. B. H. Wear, Air. Bledsob Clerrient and Alr. John CJolT were umong the visitors to Lynchburg Thursday. Mlss Ll__lc Abbltt, of Norfolk, ar-] rived here Thursday lu spend several i week:: wlth Aliss Francis Clerrient,I Mlss Abbltt llved in Appomaltox for a nutnber of years and her frlends wlll bc glad to welcomo hc. back to her home town. Mr. and Alrs. Floyd Ferguson, Miss Ethel Anderson, of Lynchburg, Alr. Harry Tanner, of Nortli Fork, \V. Va., and Alr. Bandy of Ronnoke were viSltors ln town thls week. Mr. and Alrs. Campbell. of Lynch? burg. spent several days here this week wlth Alrs. Campbell's parents, Alr. and Alrs. Tom Hancock. Mr. Jack Tliotnhlll, of Lynchburg,! visltcd relatlves here Wednesday and Thursday. Mrs. Clem Hancock has been con fined to her bed for tlie past week with a severo case of grip. Alr. FInloy Alorton. of Pamplin, spent Christmas wlth friends in town. Aliss Anuic Caldwell, who has been tcacliing in South Carolina for tho past three yeaTs, has glven up her ? work there on account of ill health, and will .-.pend the remainder of the ! wlnter with her parents near town. I Alessrs. Clayton and Paul Chatham, I of Lynchburg. were among the visitors ! in town to attend the dance Chrlst ' mas nlght. Mr. Luther Legrand. of Lynchburg, spent the holldays with hls mothor, near here. Mossrs. C. W. Hancock. Clem and Nathan Hancock. of Lynchburg, were at home for the holidays. Alr. and Alrs. C. XV. Beasley. of Bed? ford Clty, aro vlsltlng Alrs. Beasley's parents, Alr. and Alrs. Drinkard, near town. Aliss Susie Callahan. of Memorial Hospital, Rlchmond, is spendlng Christmas nt her home in Concord and wltl; relatlves near here. Alessrs, Zan Jones. Rob Caldwell, I-enoard Gregory. of Lynchburg, and Walter Ellett and Hattle Burke. of Roanoke, wore among the tiumber to spend Christmas Day with home folks here. Mrs. Douglas Macon. of Pamplin Is vlslting her mother. Mrs. Legrnnci; near here. and her sister, Mrs. Walter Han? cock, of thls place. Mr. Tillman Sharp, ot Norfolk, spent last Saturday and Sunday wlth Alr. Curtls Taylor. Mr. John Foll, of Lynchburg, was a vlsitor in town this week. Dr. Walter Brunt. of Richmond, passed through here Thursday en route to Lynchburg. to spend several days wlth frlends. Miss Mollye Drinkard. of the Fo male College. Bedford City. Is spend? lng thc holidays with her parents, near town. Congressman H. D. Flood ls nt home from Washlngton for the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Burke. of Crewe. spent several days of thls week wlth Colonel and Mrs. Ri F. Burke. Mrs, Randolph Caldwell, who has ?been connned to her bed for the past week wlth a broken rlb, ls now able to be up. '? , Mlss Fannlc Clement spent several davs of last week in Lynchburg. Mrs. C W. Huntor and daughter, Miss Carrle, vlsited Lynchburg Thurs Ml ss Jessle O'Connor. of Prospect, Is visltlng Mlss Wllllo Stanley. Miss LOuise Covington. who attends school here. ls spending the holldays with her parents at Vera. Mr Charles Pecrs, of Rlchmond, is visitl'ng his father, Mr. Goorgo T. Pecrs. _ TO RAISE $200,000 Y M. C A.. of Norfolk. to Ercet Plne New HulldIng. [Speclal lo Thc Tlmes-Dlspatch.1 NORFOLK,. VA.. December 20.?The farowell servlces . to-day in thei old Young Men's Chrlstlan A.soc.auop building witnossed the Inaugurntion of a movement for tho erectlon of a. now homo for the assoclation, In n more desirable uptown locatlon, at a cost ot at least $200,000. The service wns open to men nnd women. nnd was largely nttencled. Brief addrcssos were delivored by as? sociation le'a'ders, and nn excellent niil slcnl program rendoml. The s)ogan of the service wns for tho inauguration of a llvely campalgn to ratso tho nec-.sary funds for the erectlon of thc new bulldlng. Thc lease on the present flto. explros January lst, nnd Hie uwners of the property hnve elected to purchase the hu'ldlng, whlch be.loiigs io t]ie asso? clation. at its appralsed viiiuation, somethlng over $10,000, Thls .um wlll he iitied In the purohaso of n new slto, ..nd ihc bulldlng fund wlll bo ralaod by popular aubi-oription, For tho presont the assoclation wlll mninlnln an offlce In thei Aiontlcfillo Arcado bulldlng. It ls hoped to begin bulldlng operntlons on the new homo within tho next twelve months. -. , , BOY IS KU,l.l-t) WHll.l. Pl.AVlNO WITH Ol.ll PISTOl [Spncliil |o TlioTimc.-l.l.pnti'li.l OLADESBORO, VA., Deciinbri' 20.? Tho twolvo-ycnr-old son of Mr. Alhcrl Kemp, who llvps npar thls placo, ivat Instuntly killed Frlday hy Ihe uci.l ilentnl dischnrs'e of nn old plstol, whtcl ho wns playlng wlth. .Tho ball on tei'cil hls broast und ho only llved ' few inlnutes, THE ARMY AND NA VY MUS. .M.A.VNE ..TlMOUn I'OW'EHS, dlvorccd n foiv dnj. ngo from Ciiplutu Th i.iun* .1. Powers. Thlrlccntli lii.au Irv. I uiieil Sfntcs .*irniy* .vliotn nlle mcl nml nuirrled wheu' they were hotli iiicuihcrt. nf tho Holland Stock Conipany nt the Cilrnrd Avenue Theatre, Plill ndelphln, ln nboul li) li?- mnrrled lo I.leiitrnnm John Drayton Wnluivrlglil. Unttcil Stnte* Nnvy. Mr?. Power. ls tlio dnu*;litrr ?f thc Rev. Tliouuis Ar inniir, of llie Qiiit-Ser City. 5MFIEL0 NOTES. [Upecial to The Tlmos-Dlspatch.] SMITIIFIELD, VA.. Deeember 2'J.? Thero was an amatcur theatrlcul given in Instltuto Hall ou Chrlstmas nlght. under lhe managemcut of Mrs. R. E. Bbyklh, ror thc bcueflt of Christ Church rectory. It was a very cred Itable affalr, ancl a ucat sum was loali/.cd. Dr. and Mrs. Smlth. of Petersburg, aro vlsltlng Mrs. Smlth's parents. Rov. und Mrs. R. B. Scott. Mr. Percy Snlpes. of Zunl, vlslted friends liere last week. Mr. R. A. Selgel, ol' Richmond, is vlsltlng- friends here. Miss Lucy Epps i.s tlio guest of Miss Ruth Nelms in Portsmouth; Mr. B. F. Chapnian. of Norfolk. ls vlsltlng his daughtor, Mrs. E. Adel steln. Mr. A. R. Chalmcrs. of Norfolk. t;; Vlsltlng hi.-. aunt. Mr.-. E. M. Todd. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Jones. of Edge water. Norfolk, are vlsltlng the famlly of Dr. W. C. Amos. Professor J. F. Wllson. of Wllliam and Mary College. Is vlsltlng hls sls? ter. Mrs. W. C. Ames. Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Gray. of Pe? tersburg. are vlsltlng at thc home ol Mr.. Gray's grandfatlier. Judge Atkln? son. Mr. Harry Darden. of Suffolk,. ls vls iting hls slster, Mrs. J. S. Marshall. Mr. and Mrs. B. West Tabb aro vlslt? lng relatives here. \ -.-1 REV. D. H. COMAN. Rev. D. II. Coinnu wns elected con fereuce evnngellst ut the recent ses? slon of Western Norlh Cnroltua Con ferouee of thc .Methodlst Episvopn! Church. [Spoclal to Thc Timcs-Dlspatcli.l SALISBURY; N. C, Dccemhor 29.? Rov. D. H. Coman. who was mnde con feronco evangelist by the sesslon oj the Westorn North Cnrollna Cor.fer* enco held ln Sallsbury last month, has entered upon his dutles in the wosteri half of the Stato. He Is an evnngellsi of exceptlonal ablllty. nnd for year.* has boen recoghized as ono of thi strongnst preachcrs ln tho conferonce Ile will restdd at Lenolr, and wlll speni hls tlme travellng throughout tln State. J -0- . [.Soeolal to Tho Tlmos-Dlspatch. 1 BUCK1NGHAM, VA., Deeember 29.? Bucklngham Lodge, No. 2 12. A., F. ?S A M? celohi-aled St John thc EvangO llst Day here Friday with a magnltl. cont dlnner. The followlng officor were elected for thc ensulug yenr: A. C. Garnett. Jr., worshlpful master F. II, Spencrr. senior wardon; lier mnn Blnnkoitshlp, Junlor- wardon: Lowli Williams. treasurer: J, Loo Coloman socretury: Enimvt O. Gregory. N.nlai deacon; M. T. Jones, junlor deacon; W A. S'lioncor and lt. Cl. Srniih. st'ewarrts J. J. Spencor, chnplaln; J. tl. Dunevrint tller. This lodgo ls ln n most flourishln*. coiidltlon, potltlons and work ln thi dogrees at evory, coniiuunloiiticn. in:. New II-Uroad Slnllnn. tSpecial in Tho Timas-'Dlspa. h'.l | SALISBURY; N. C, Decanihor Tho now pnssnngor statlon , oioct.-il li.*- tho Southorn Railway vaiji j pnny ln Sttlisbury ls noarlhg ebinple ! tion. tho root' havlng boo.u placed nru ! b.tiUdlng (nclosed. Tho statlon i.i on. I of tln- liosl ou tho Southern system I bolng niocloru iu all rofipoutp. Tln ccnti'fictors expeot to dollver thc iniild ' Ing to Uu- Soutlicru olllcluls nbou March Lt. -.???-?: Now Piisior. I ppi eliil io Tln' ThnW-l.l .pnteh. I SALISBURY, N. <",, Decoinl.or ?*:_, Rov. ll. II, SojVCU'H v. a- lo-d.iv Itistiilloi as pastor of lloihcl aud si. Paul, tw of Uu* stropgest Lulhi-iiMi .-liut'cho.s I' Uowun county. Tho lii.-M.illnifoii sor ,lltoii was pivuchcd hy llov. \?, .M. Klu 'aril, pasini- 0 of St. Ohureh, of Saliabuvy, was lui'u'u, Jolin's Lutlierii Tho attciuluiic ES. [f*P<*ci.il tn The Timcti-Di. patch. 1 RALEIGH, N. C, Docembor 29.?A call hap beon issued for tho. Natlona Guard Association of North Carolins to hold au annual sosslon ln thls cltj January i; th, the call havlng boen mude by Captaln John W. Norwood of Waynesvlllc, presldent of tho asso? ciation. Jn thc call hc speclfles c I nuinbor of matters that nre to be con isldcrcd, includlng tlio qucstlons? Should f-taff appointniclits bc glven tl loutsldcrs? Should wo have the paj 'aml allowances uf the regular armj j while in camp'.' Should the Quarter l master's Department bo rcqucstcd ti ! furnlsh sultable bulldlngs for ? regl mental and battallon olllcers' messos I Should ofilcors be exainlned for pro I motlon? Should proinotlon by senior | ity or examlnatlon bc adopted. Uhouli : the Quarterinaster's Department bo re Iqulred to furnlsh cot.- for use ln camp I Should pay be allowcd for attendanc iat drill? Stipuld the National Guards j mon be exempt from road and :>tiee tax? Wlll fict Thelr Mouey. There arrived at the ofllce of Gov ernor Glenn thls morning the pay rolla for the Second and Thlrd Regi ments North Carollna Volunteers, fo tho Span Ish-Amerlcan War. so that lv is now in pesttion to issue, on tln presentatlon of necessary proofs o Identlflcatlon. the balance due th. troops of thoso two reglments, as wol as of the First Regimont. Tho tota amount to be dlstrlbuted in thls bal ancc due Is about $28,000. tho amount: to individuals ranging" from $2.00 ti $50. according to tho rank and ser vlce*. Governor Glenn last night dellvcrei a Christmas address at tho Flrst Pres bytcrlan Church ln connectlon wlth th. Sunday school celebratlon of the fes tival. Old Santa Claus was thero li person and mado glad the hearts o lhe chlldron wlth glfts. The Goverpo talked of the ..Ignitleance of Christmai and appealed that the chlldron bi Chrlstllke and sproad happlness am good cheer about them. , _'_ , A B High has boen appolnted b; the Seaboard Alr Llno as frelght agen for Ralolgh. vlce E. Brady. deceased Mr. High has boen connccted wlth Un Seaboard otliccs here for a number o .V chartor was granted to-day fo the Hackney Brothers* Company, o Charlotte, with $100,000 capital, fo plumhlng and stenm-ftttlng bus ness Tho Incorporutors aro L. L. Hackney J. P. Hackney, S. H. Hackney and W R. Hackney. _ _ 5T. mm |f Speclal to The TimeB-Dispatch.] EUREKA MILLS. VA? Deeember 21 ?St. John's I,odgo of Masons cele brated St. John the Evangellst Da: Friday nlght. The stated communlca tlon havlng boen otnlttcd. offlcers fo the cnsulng year wero elected and ln stalled; and nre as follows: 1?. C Thornton. worshlpful niustor;. Lee \V Morton, sonlor warden: A* Wr. Donau. junlor warden; Rlght Worshlpful A. J Terry, treasurer; A. L. Cox, secretary C. A. Hov, senior deacon; L. H. 1 honip son. junlor deacon; J. T. Dunnavan' steward and tller Rovs. Ro. L. Mc Nulr. Lconard Cox. A. B. Sharpo nn J. K. Walker, phaplalns. Thc follow ing alteiuatos were oldctod to th Grand Lodgo: Worshlpful .1. C. Car rlnton, proxy to the worshlpful mastei Worshlpful W. G. Williams. proxy t thc senior warden; Rlght Worshlpti A. J. Terry; proxy to the junlor wai don. Dlstrict Doputy Grand Masto D. W. Bergor, of Clmrlotto Lodgo. wa | unatilmously reeominended for renp polntment t'1 tho same posltlon. Th I lodge was callnrl from "labor do rf i frcshnicnts," nnd sovoral hours wov spont around the testal board ln sntl. fylng tho inncr man, snioking. speccli muklng and song. -e Head Cut OiT. | Spooiiil to Tho fini^s.Dlspatch.] ! i SALISBURY, N. C. Doc'omber 29. ? Tho r.'-ni.-iliis of Joseph Cuuhlc. :i wol i j known polnt'or ot' Sallsbury, who wa kllled in Norfolk Chrlstmas Day. wei 'brought tq this clty dnd intorrod u ; day In Chostnut Hill Come'.ery. M Cauhio wus crosging n double.-traa .'railroad. and in dodglng ono ir.ii .! .stopped lu front of another dnshin I Ht high hpood, avul IllS hoad was *;e\ . I ored from thc* body. II Ho wns h son nf Mr, Bon Cauhio, r . j Salisliury. llo louves a young widi.>v Dlsllllcr.v Closod, | Spoclal to Tho Tiiiie.-nisy.at>"...] : SALISBURY, N. C? hoeombor 2:1. Upon un ordor of tho Roveniiei Dopnri : ni.-nt 'of the governmaiu the. Nort j Carollna PUUIIory Uniiipuuy. chartere . holp lnst ye.ir, . was clusccl down. o j, account of IrregularUlos. Tho cliary , ; is sai.l to ho a tochlllcat one, and iij t j piicnt Inn was ni once inii.lo to .Imi.c . Boyd, ut Oi't'on. ii.iw. to allow tl .'plant to rc-unio opemtlini ln thls nll 11 under bond, Th** tleeislon haa not y. - ; I.u mado. aud thc pluut loiimli closed. GHARLOTTE NOTES. [Speclal to The Tlmeii'Dliipatch.t CIIARLOTfK, N. C. DenemboT _9.? Whlle the holldays thus fnr havo been replote wlth a round of almilar _o> clnl rvcnts, thc larger and moro Itn t r.ortant events are yot to come. The I tilv hns been crowtled wlth hollday visitors and to ndd to tho gayety o. | the younger soclal sot the young men ijind women attondlng collego are lond? Ing thelr presonce. One of tho enjoyable affalrs of tho ! week wns tho subscrlptlon dance glven : in tho bnllroom of tho Hotol Solwyn Frlday evenlng to tho vlsltlng young I women. Rlchardaon'a Orchestra fuf nislicd music for the occaslon, nnd tho pruinliiPtit younger married folka acted ns chaporonea. An event to which ' soclety is look ing forwnrd with great ntiticipatlon Is tlm anniinl hollday reccption of the Southern Manufacttirers' Club, whlch wlll take pluco next Tue.dny evenlng, I December ;;ist, ln thc handsome par I lors of the- club. Soclety wlll bc oflt' j In force, and ns usual, llie nffalr wlll tnke n placo ns tho most promlnent so clnl event of thc yenr. Thc house com inlltfo ls composed of Messrs. A. L. Smlth, .1. W. Wad.iworth ahd 11. M. I Victor. | An Interesting ovoiit of Thuraif?? was Ihe.dlnner givon thc. Conf.deraU veterana of Mcckltuihurg county. hy I Mrs. J. L. Sexton. nt her ' beautiful j home on pnrk Avenue. Dllwroth; Hcr I sclf tlu: widow of a- gallurit Confeder iiic ofticei', Aius. Sexton makes tifesa dlnners an annual evont, and thoy are J notpwbrthy. A fea.it ut foi- a klng nml i-orvcd ns splcnclidly, was set-be? fore the old ..oldlerw, whlle.a dellght I 1'ul muslcnl program mado thc occa t slon tho more enjoyable. ?_ ' What promises to he one of the most , dellglitful event.. of the Christmas sea j son is the masquorado party to he glven at tho elegant home of Mrs.- O.' A. Robblns. In Dliworth, New Year'.. evening. Thc beautiful Robblns "home, Rel Alr. wlll be deeorated elaborately tor tho iiiTitlr, nml Ricliardson's Or chestra will furnlsh the music. Soclety wlll bc oul In force for thls, the only masfiuerade evcht of the season. The prcscnlation of puccInnPsi great opeia. "Maddni Bntterfly," Thursdny evening. was made one of the social nvoiita of ihe week. A great many soclety peoplc from Un- surrounding North niul South Carollna citlcs and' towns Journod to Chnrlottc to hear Henry W. Ssvnge's company slng Puc clnnt's masterpii co, and box partles wero thc ord. v of thc evenlng. Mrs. TT. M. Victor and daughter. Mlss Ellen, nre spendlng Ihc holidays In Danvlllo; v.-i.. wlth relatlves. $2,000,000 THEATRE Clc.elnnil Hlpiioiiniine Will Bc Open T<i-l)-,i?Sfagc 100 Feet Wide. CLEVELA_vD. O., December 20.?Tho Hlppo'drome, sald to be. tho largest and mo'st beautiful pla'yhouse In tho Unlted | States. out.sid- of New Vork C.ty,_wlll hc openeel to-morrow. Thc thoatre 1 cosj .t2.nr)o,000, and wlll scat 4,300 p.r j sons. The stnge floor is iu sections, | oporatod by hydraulic llfts. The sec j tlons can bo placod in any posltlon. j Bctienth thc stngc is a tank for aqiiatlo ! sports, whlch ha* a capnclty of .55. . I iiOO gallon;. The drop cui'taln wolghe ? I ihlrteen tons, ls huilt of Bteel ahd con i creto, is absolutely flreprooC nnd com jplctcly sluits the stago off from tho I body of the house. i\ can by dropped " in nineteen seconds. The prosccntum March exteuds forty-four foot bcy>\ul 'thc stairo und act.. ns n' megaphone. ' Thc stnge is 10. feet wide. 101 feet ', I deep, and has nn arca of 13.52S squ.ro . i feet. There are forty-four privale ? dfessing-room.. and a prlvate hotel for ? perforinor. . There are al30 stables for ? tho anlmals, whlch wlll bo used in thn nroductions at the theatrc. The. play houso hr.s sixty-lhreo exits. Twcnty girls ln unlform wlll act as ushers. Thc theatrc WlU be run a. an indopend ent houso. playlng all sorts ot attrac tions from a'circus to grand opera. POSTERS SCARE TRAMPS Can-y Terrlble Wnralng of Proru Slxtj to Nincty Dnys at Hnrd Labor. LOS ANGELES. CAL., December 29. The local polico have inauguratcd a oru.ndo against the tramps who aro Infeatlng thls locallty that will make all prevlous oft'orts seem Inslgnin ennt. Thousands of postors are to bo put uo along the rallway lines between Los Angeles aud the desort warnlng all hoboes that the police are waltlng for them and thnt they will be put to work as soon ns they nrrlve here. Thc posters nro worded as follows: "Hoboes. keep moving. Rent ia higu and food Is scurce. Taxpayers wlll not support you. Long sentonces ln the chaln-gang glvon hero. Slxty to nlne ty days our ..pectalty." The Idea origlnated with Marshal Anderson. of Yuma, Arlz.. who found tho scheme worked succossfully. WILL STAY WITH B. & 0. General Mnnns-r 1 lt_gerald Beslgns, Bnt^ It-consliler* After Conferencc . PALTIMORB, Deeembor- 29.?Thomas Flt-Koralri, genoral manager of the _3alti mcre and Ohlo Railroad, lesigned yeaterday, but last nlght. after a conforence wltli Prcs? ident Murray, ho announced that he had ilo clil.il to stav wltli the roud. whether as gen orni manager or not is not known. .. Mr. Fltzgernld's predecossor, C. S. Slm., who ls now general manager of the Erlo Railroad. left tlie Baltlmore and Ohlo bw cau.e of a difference wlth hls superlor of ttcei regnrdliK matters of oplnion. Mr. l'lt_ K.ruld has lltted every posltlon from water l,ov to general manager. Bo has boen wita th'"; road t'o'rty years. "13" FAILED AS A H00D00 Alembers <>f n Tlitrle.n Club Mlu.-Oavc i? Suppor In 1885 All Allve. YORK. PENN., December .0.?Tha super atlllous bellef ln tho unlucky numbor thir tf.n wns sopiflwhnt dnmpeneil hoi-e yest..' dr.'y when it heenme known thau Ju3t twen t.-two years a.o thlrieon young. mon who celebrated tbo incomlng of Christmas Day bv a mklnlght suppor aro stlll allve. At thiic tim??issr,?tlie "Thlrtcen Club,." as thev cubed tllomsolvo^ Jokcd over the superstt tion nttnehod to the r.umbor. One of the liiiinbcr, J. D. Mlllor. a cigar mamifactut-or. is now livlng in lowa. and i> vas Intended thai tho suppor should b_ ropenteil thls Chrlstmns Eve. but on account of hls not belng able to reach here ln tlme |. was nbnmlotied untll next year. when the nieniliers hopo thut they all wlll still b* ". livlng. '_ 'l I Dr. I. It. Murray anil wlfe. of Tren . j ton N. .T.. who havo been spendlng I". i tho' holitlay season ln Washlngton, are ol guests at tho Jefferson. and wlll re-. ' I main n fow duys vlsltlng polnts of 0 | Interest ln l.lclm.ond., CURED IN ONE DAY - ' .Umivon's C-ilil Cur-4 R-1I-V-, ^ the tiM. . ; tl.ic-at :i-_d lu.is.- iiime.M mimeJi.itoly. Cheelli . :jV\,iv steps Diseli.li'S.,s ?)( Ihe n?_?. t?tt? ?J I uivM all iit-tie. aud pulns e in-cl by eoiiju ? j lt eun'H Gilp un.') oh-tinatu Ccughs and pr* *i |vei_t_ l'n_iinjqiiia. ITl?a *3?' I (Iiive vou nllt or -woii.ii jolnts. no matttr " i hr.w chreulo? A.k ywur drugsiw for Mun. e yim1. I'.N rthcimisll-m Cnr- uu.l ,sl?o how ? I qulekly you will h-- cur.d. v I u vou havo any klilnwy or bludd .r trouhle, >t 8i>t Munyon'- 3X i.tdnoy cuvo. Munyoa't ,S i VlUllzer maki-.. weuk men .crang and r_? i?_r.i.3 lu.l ut)\>.|'_!