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tlon would havo boon dlCfercnt. Personally Mr. Stuart know nothlng about tho matter. ihoiiKh he undersiood the Republlcan prtr.nc-ts luttl been thrown out by tlie cnimnaing boafd. Judgc'S TJr-ntal. When he took the stand to contlnuo hls toatlmony, Jittl ? Rnca dirocted hls ntlenilon flrst t evldence of .Mr. Stuart, and rlt-c that he ntver soni such a teleg. ,.i und know abso? iutely nothlng abjut lt.- He snld he had been cl.argttl wlth many things, hut he l.ardly thought any one would accuse hlm of havlng to llttle comtnori Henbe as to send a tolegram of such a nature. Captaln J. C. Gent. of RusboII, nnd Captaln Joslln, of Lee, are the only re malning wltnesses for tha prosocuti n, and thelr teatlmony and the cross-ex amlnatlon of Judge Rluu bv ihe prose? cutlon will completo the lnnuirv Un 3oRS somethlng unexpected develbps ln the meantlme. It Ie, therefore, prob nblo that the Investigation will close to-night, nnri that the Joint ciimmltleo ' % will bo roady to report ln a few days. HEARING IN DET-AIL Governor Sn-nnaan nnd Mr. Stnart Both on Stund, Senator Echols called tho commlttea to ordor at s:0o P. M. in tho tfonatc chamber, and XV. G.' Stephonson, for mtr cierk of Scott county, was tho flrst wltnoss. Kxnmined by Senator Noel, he said he \va? cierk in 19i/.i, and had charge of the poil books ln tho Rhea-Siemp electlon. Hls deputy was C. M. Minnic, a brother-in-iaw of W. D. Smlth. rlo dldn't forge any returns and did not know who did. HO and Mn Minmc put the buoks in a vauit in the olllee, nnd both loft about 'vio' snmo tlme. Bocn huti Keys to me oi-. llce. He kn<-w of no other. person hav? lng one. Wltness did not thlnk ho cver saw W. S. Hntmlton. thougn he | heard he was In Gnte Clty on that i occaslon. Cross-cxamined by Mr. Irvl-/0, wlt? ness sald Minnic was u Demoorat who' stood well, and ho had no ronson to believe he had anythmg to do wlth , ultering the returns. Governor Tcatlilv*. Governor Swanson wns next sworn, . and he testlfled nt some length. "Vou recetved a good many letters concernlng the appointment of Judgo Rhea, did you not?" asked Captain Buintt. _. ,../_?_. ..... ...... "1 beg to stnto that I did not," was the Quick reply. "I mado up my mlnd early to namo Judge Rhea for tnls piace, und so announced it ln tho pross." Here the Governor handod Captaln Butlltt a hntch ;of pnpers whicn he ? sald contaiucd all the correspondenco on Lhc eulijoct hls sccretaricn nuct been able to llnd. Tho Governor ohjected to making the lcttors publlc unless the consent of the wrlters wns Hrat pro I cured, though he sald hls flles were I open to counsel nnd membcrs of tho ' General Asaombly. "Did not several leadlng Democrats nnd pcrsonai friends of yours cnli and protest ugainst tho appointment?" was asked. "They did not," was tho rcply. "Dldn't Senator St. Clalr and Mr. A. ! 'A. Campbell protest?" 111m Oplnlon of Illiott. 1 "They did not. Mr. Campbell asked me to appolnt Judge Fullon, now dead, 11 and 1 tlon't .rttcail that Senator St. U Cmlr ever talkod wlth mo on the sub-11 i ject. ii "I felt that I should go to Southwest iVIrglnla for thls appointment, I actod' oh my own jnrlgmcnt and knuwledjst of c mbn, rather than in response to petl-1 ilons. I had -known Judge Rhea for 11 yc-arg, and knew his high intogrlty and honor. I sorved wlth hlm in Congressj and was Impressed wlth hls ablllty|l; and high churacter, and I say now thut; I am wllllng to let my reputatlon and my admlnlstration rest upon thls ap? pointment." Thls statement provoked loud ap plauso, and tlie commlttee threatened lo clear tho gallerles lf it was ro peated. Notblng lo Ufi'ii llaek. "Any man who ls active and suceess ful ln polltlcs will havo enomlcs," tlie Governor contlnuad, "and I ani- satis lied from what I know of Ihe man that thera is nothlng In Judge Rhea's record to tinfit hlm for this hlgh ofllcc." Tho Governor declared that Henry Clay and Andrew Jacksoti hud been called unscrupulous polltieiuna, and that lf u man was to be convlcted of such u charge it should bv upon well ostablishcd proof, and not upon mere idlo rtimors." In leavlng the stand tho Governor assured tho rjttorneya and the cotn mlttee that tho records of hln offlce ?were open to them, nnd'that ho had nothlng to keep back. , Tliut Telcgraiu. Former Corpoiatiop Commlsstoner Henry C. Stuart, whom Judge Rhea has been nomlnated to auccet-d, tewti lied as to telegrams and letters con corplng the Russell county electlon ln the Rnea-Slemp conteat. Mr. Stuart waa questloned by Cap? taln Bullltt, and after many objtc tlons by counsel for Judge Rheu lio llnally submitted his evldence, whlch ?was to thc- ciftct that he liad seen u eopv of what purportod to be a tele gia'm frtrrii ? J uvtge Rhea, dated Brlstol, Novecpbw- 6. l5o2, und 'phoned through hls store at Ellt Garden to .Mr. C. Clark at Honaker. As far as Mr. Stuart could recall tho xnestage as copled over the 'phone by his clerk wae as follows: "Meet party at Lcbation to-morrow, ?who leaves here to-day." "Did the mestage in questlon have any reference to Buchanan county?" asked Captaln Bullltt. "As will as I can recall the lan guage lt s&id. 'Get hold of Buchanan returns and hold tor withho d) them. Important that I ehall have cortlfl cate.'" "Do you know whether tha Buch- .. Enan returns were held up or not?" ! "I (3o not." Hi'tut- Letter . ^TJld that teleer^m caus,e you to I i take any action?" "It was the batls for .some actlon I took." "What was that actlon'.'" In answer to thls ciuestion Mr, S'tuart jrtad a copy of a typewrhten letter mmu hy hlmselr to "B. T. Wiison, Demo :ratic qhalrrrian, or M. C. Clark, or B. T. Wysor," at Lebanon, all of whom ivltness sald wero friends of hls. Tho rlst of tho lettor was that the wrltor iad just recelved informatlon to tho iffect that a movo was on foot to Jirow out tho Rapuuilcan proclnets n Russell wlth n view to glving tho ;OUpty to Judgo Rhea; that ho had icard simllar ihlngs wero golng on ln ither countle-s ln tho dlstrlct, and that io lcarned the object of lt nll to bo to ilvo the Deniocrnts tho clection on tho inou of tho returns. Tho letter concluded wlth nn appeal o tho addreasee to soe that nothlng rrong was done ln Russell county, and hat the votos be counted and rctitmed is thoy wero east, Miglit Ilnve Been IllllVrent. "Ilavu you any other papers benrinn. ?n the nucstlon?" he was aaked. "Nothlng except a ropiy to my iet er from B. T. Wilson." '[Havo you thnt wlth yott7" "No. sir; li is among my papers nt lome." "What wos lts nature?" "As I recall lt. Mr. Wilson sald he egrettec] oxceed'ngly that he liudn't ccelved my letter earlier. or actlon vouhl hnvo been dlfferr-nt." Cross-exair.lned by Mr. Irvine, Mr ?timrt sald he thought the message md been taken over tho 'phone In hls tore by o clerk named Oickcnson. vho a now dead. Wltneas aaid he nouKht It was rather a "reimarkable "?t?fa-Ke-.tQ. ha troing-over-the telegraptr Mr. Stuart was questioned concern inm^Lhf? n'?? "" nctlve, hard worklng endJJy tfus't! U 'nan Whom h0 woul3 Judge Itlicn MuKph Dcuinl, Colonel S. V. Fulkerson, of Brlstol. io?* dtf?.d.!J?ed antl ? testifle'l br efly ??i.8?i. l wa? Senerally understood ln irlstol that Juuge Rhea waa tho orlg nator of tho move for the creatlon of i Corporat on Court ln 1890, and it was telloved that the census had beon raudu ent Tho method of taking lt, ie duclarnd, had becomo a Joke. The '?,/? re*son hls father had favored Ufigo Rhea romaining on the be-nch vaa that h0 was onposed to XV S. Ham iton. who was a cnndldate to auccood ilin. Wltness ndmlttod that he had iot yoted for Bryan in elther race for presldent, though |ie sald he was a H-mocrat. " Jutige Rhea now took the stnnd and ?omplt-ted his diroct testlmonv in a ontinuoua statement. whlch was In errupted by only a few nuestjons. "I havo been charged wlth almost verything," he aald, in referring to the elagram about which Mr. Stuart had ettuied, "but I don't think any one venjld charge me wlth lmvlng uttle hough st-nse to aend auch a ine-s. uge a that by telegraph. I positlvely deny nd emphatlcaily repudlate lt, and chal ciige any man to face me and aay I ver wrote or sent such a telegram. itiring the campaign rny friends would ouietimes sepd telt-grams in my name, mt I am suro none of them had llttlo nough sense to send that ono. 1 nevor ent M. C. Clark a telegram?certalnly (ot in that campaign?and 1 never ent euch a one to anybody." In I'urly'a Interest. Here the witpess took up his story ?'liere he left off on Frlday nlght, and >1,1 of men in varjous countiea being wked to look after the Interests of liu party when the election was found j be closo, and when lt waa alleged nat the Rcpublicans were preparing o eapture the re-sult lf posslhie. Ho ad never heard of tho alleged charges n t.uch-.ni.- tu jlc. ?aw |t in tho .lchmond papera, Wtjnosis ott.j ..lien hc lcarned of Un throwlng out of certnin proclncts and | that they had been rejected on toch | nical grountls, ho called his frlends to ? gothcr and Jssued a statement doclar Ing that ho would not accept the cor titlcate if it should bo tendered hlm. "Throughout all my polltlcal career," ho sald, "I have had tho most loyal and dovotetl frlends, and the most bltter and vlndlctlvo enemles. "I -want to say furthor, that one of tho most pleasant phnsos of my ca? reer is that whllo I havo been an ac? tive Democrat, I have ? anvays held thc respect ot my nelghbors and tho bar of Brlstol, und If there had been anythlng weak or vaclllatlng ln my career on tho bench, tho bar would havo hoen thu flrst to discovor it, and the last to ovorlook it. "The membors of the bar have nl ways hecn my frlends,' nnd I nm proud that I have mnlntalned thelr good oplnion, I nevei- advlsod anythlng lm proper In any electlon, and I defy any man to say I dltl and toll the truth." When the commiltee meets nt 8 o'clock to-nlght, Judge Rhea will be crosa-examlned by Captaln Bullltt. Senator Noct'a Card. In a letter addressed to The Tlmes DIspatch yesterday Senator NoeJ said: "Your artlcle on tho Rhea inves? tigation. publlshed in to-day's issue of your paper, under the headlng 'A Polltlcal Move,' etc, ls mlsleadlng In the extrenie, and has transcended, ln my judgment, the ? functlons of falr and conservatlve Journalism. "J conce'do that you have tho right to draw your own concjusions as to the welght nnd effoct of the testl mony lntroduced. But, you have not tho right to misstate the evldence or to interpolate lnto the testlmony mat ter that was not testlfled to ln order to furnlsh a basls for your conclu alons; both of whlch wero dono In the artlcle above' refurred to. To lllua trate, lt reads: "Promincnt eitlzens of Brlstol testl? fled ob to tho conduct of tha Jordofl trlal by Judge Rhea, and swore that they had never heard It Intlmated that the prisoner was released as tho re ault of improper influencc upon the court." "Everybody who has heard the evl? dence knows that thore has been no such testlrnony glven by any cltlzen of Brlstol or elsewhere except by Judge Rhea himself. On the trlal we have been denied the opportunlty of provjng that lt was commonly oelioved and dls cussed on the street of Bristoi and I elsewhere that the prisoner. Jordcn. was released aa the resuR of lmprop- i er lijfluence upon tho court- Vvnen i refused this opportunlty by the com-' mlttee, we went so far as to make an i avowal what the evldonce would be upon thls point, ln order to get our exceptlons lnto tho rrcord and hava same heard by the General Assembly. "Agaln, the articlo rcads: 'Rhea had beon charged with being an unfit man to fit on the Corporatlon Commiss.on. and yet when he, challenged his accus ers to brlng wltnesses to break down hls character, they declared they had nono to offer.' It ls a well-known faet that we were not allowed by the com? mlttee to prove the general reputatlon of Judgo Rhea, as to hls fltniss'or un fltness for the posltlbn, and that wa were not permltted to go lnto hla r*p utatton as an unscrupulous politician, Colonel R'chmond. hewever, testlfled . that polltletilly Judge Rhea was the worst rascal he ever knew. We did j not care to go lnto Judge Rhea's prl vate character; hls public repqtatlbn , ls what wo wlshed to brlng before the General Assembly and the people. ? "You have pleaded for a falr, irnpar tlal Investigation of thls matcer; yet you publish an articlo, for the truth fulness of wh'ch you vouch, whlch quotoe somcthlng never glven in evl? dence, whlch crltlclzes us for not glv? lnp evldence whlch wc wero not per niiucd to lntroduce." l.eforrlnjr to the above, lt should bo stated that Hon. H, O. Peters. of Brls? tol; Judge Rhea and nerhaps others THE WEATHEK Forecast: Virginia?Fair Tuesday: Wednesday Increaslng cloudlnoss and warmer; varlable wlnds. North Carolina?Falr, sllghtly warm? er Tuesday; Wednoadoy Increaslng cloudlne3s; varlable wlnds, COXDITIONS YESTERDAY. Rlchmond's weather was olear and cold. Rauge of the thermomotor: 9 A. M.22 fi p. M.SO 13 M.30 ?> p. M.33 3 P. M.39 12 mldnlght....29 Averago.31 1-3 Hlghest temperature yesterday.39 Lowost temperature yesterday,,,,-,, 18 Mean temporaturo yesterday. 27 IMormal temperature yesterday.3S poparture from normal temperature 11 COMJITIOXS I.NIMPORTANT CITfES. (At $ P. M? Eaatern Time.) 1 Place. Ther. H.T. Weather Afihevllia.3(j Augu-ta ........ 4a Atlanta. 33 Buffalo .10 Chlcago., 20 Cinclnnatl . ;,S Davonport. ?'?' Detrolt . ?0 Uatteras . 38 JackBonvlllo ,.., 48 Now Orleans. 44 Oklahoroo Clty.. 40 Plttshnrg. 20 RalelRh . 3C Norfolk . 31 Tnmpa . .18 Washlngton.30 WllmlngUm .... |o ->llM.lTt.UE"Ti,M.tNAC. February .4, 1003. SUn nsoH.7:13 lITGHtflDE. ??? Htts.5:33 Mornipg.6:i;i JUvoft ucta.,juJiSQt JSvenlntfM,...M?;3)i tcstlfled as to the Jordon caso ns re? ferred to in The TlmOB-Dlspatch nrtlcle. Tho record cliows that Hon. Prcston W. Campbell waa exnmlned aa to tho "trutli and Integrity" of Judge Rhen. and that Judge Pnge and a number of other pro ilnont c tizens were excuscd when C'nptaln Bullltt sald he wouht admit that they would all testlfy ln tho samo was-. Though the committee declined to nl low testimony as to "general reputa tion" ln support of tho charge of be? lng an "unscrupuloua polltlc^an," whlch was'stricken out, testimony w.-is pcrmittc-d as to Judge Rhea's "truth and Integrity." and though the word character was used ln tlie article. It waa meant that no one had attacked hla "truth and Integrity." Audersnu?Mcliuoah. rSpoclal ti) Tln- TInu-s-Dii'patch.l MARTHS'SVILLl", VA., February 8.? An ove'nt of moro than ordlnary inter? est waa tho mairlago on the 28th of Mlss Lucy Frances Anderson, of Mar tinsville. Va., to Mr. Uaniel MeCrum mln Mclntosh. of Wilmlngton, N. C. The marrlago took place at the liome of the brlde's mother, Mrs. R. C. Ander? son, on Broad Street. at 7 P. M., In the prcaence of tho lnimediato famlly and a few near relatlvca. Miss Tina Fontaine, a nicce of the bride. was maid of honor. The brlde entered wlth her brother, Mr. L. W. Anderson. of.. Rocky Mount. \'a., who gave her away, and was met by the groom with hls best man. Mr. John Redd Smith, of MartlnsviJio, Va. The ceremony was performed by Rev. R.- C. Anderson, of Gastonla, N. C, the brlde's brother, and prayor was offered by Rev. XV. P. McCorkle, pas? tor of tho Anderson Memorlal Church. The brlde waa most becomlngly at tlred in a dark bluo tallored trivellng auit, wlth ecru net walst, und a velvet hat of Allce blue. Sho carried a show or boueiuet of white carnatloiis and asptiragus ferna. The bride is tho youngest daughter of the lato Rev. R. C. Anderson. for forty-eeven years 'he beloved paator of the Presbyterlan Church. and hls wlfe, Mrs. J. C. Ander aon. and a slater of Messre. Samuel A. and James L. Anderson, of RIch? mond, An elegant dlnnor, given by Mr. and Mrs. E. U Willlamson. the latter a sister of the brlde, preceded the cere? mony, after which the brlde's cako waa cut The table was boautJful in Itg appolntmenta, Out-of-town guesta worc: Miss Lucv Mclntosh, of the Presbyterlan College of North Carolina: Mr. L. W An? derson. of Rocky Mount, Va.. and Rev. a?nd Mrs. R. c. Anderson, of Gastonia. N. C. Fear Her Tows Are Losr. mX^^S'?1 t0 Thf Tlmes-Dlspatch.] NORFOLK, VA? February 3.?Tho tiiT E-'gar Luckfiiihn'-h. ?n-ith th? b*"~A Independent, Waahlngton and Con tiors. from New York to Newport News Is '""V-elght hours overdue. and tha' tug m. e. Luckenbach has been ordered to sea in search of the boats. It is frarod th? tug ln?t her tows ln the, gale of Frlday nlght Tfie Sign or Quality. BAUER, Pianist, WHO WILL GIVE A REC1TAL ATTHE Jefferson Hotel Auditorium, TO-NIGHT HAS SELECTED FOR HIS USE A Mason & Hamlin Piano tlie Piano that has received the unqualified endorsement of the world's best pianists as being THE WORLD'S FINEST PIANO. Mr. Bauer ls undoubtediy the most noted planlet be? tore tho Ameflcap publle. and hls appoaranoe ln RIchmond will bo of great Interest to the muslc and , soclal world. Ticheta for This Concart on Sale at The Cable Company J. G. Corley, M*r, Death of Captain Wise GEORGE O. WISE, vrldclj' known Hlcliiniiiiil inriu, who dled enrly tlils iiternliig. KILLS MAN IN HIS HOME Son of Onc-Arined Coufederate Shot at Oltieflcld. [Speclal to The Times-Dlspatch.] BLUEFIELD, W. VA., February 3.? L. D. Brown. who shot and tnstantly kllled Blshop Klrby at Brown's home, on Stoney Rldge, north of tlils clty, Sun? day, to-day waived prellmlnary hear? lng nnd was rcmandod to tho county Jall at Prlnceton to answer Indiotment. Klrby, who was twenty-elght years of ago and n ? son of Jnmes Klrby, a ono-armed .Confederate . vetcran, had gono to Brown's homo to pee Mrs. John Bailey, and all being Intoxlcatod. a dlsputo arose, whlch resulted ln Klrby a death. A donblo-barreled shotgun wns the weapon used. and tlie full charge struck Klrby over tho right eye, Itt crally blowlng one aldeofhls head off. MILK AVERAGE HIGH Jnnuary nccord Shows 70.3 Agnlnst SCI In June. Roports on filo In tho offlco of the Board of Henlth show that tho nvorngo mllk score for January was 7U.8 for tho soventv-ono dalrlcs cxnminod. Dr. Lo'vy consldora thls record remark ably good, especlally In comparison wlth June, when tho nvorage score was 80,4, Only two places reglsteretl below 00. Thero were 14 between 80 and i'O; 22 between 70 and 80; 25 be? tween G0 nnd 70, and 8 between G0 and t;0. _ .. Although the Commlttofi on Ordl nance, Churter and Rcform kllled the ordlnance retnilrlng publlcatlon of scorof, tho dnirymen, aa a rule, aro co-oper.'tting hoartily wlth the hoalth authorliics. and are endeavorlng as far as posslble to Improvo tholr e? tabllsliments and tlius brlng them up to the requlred Htandard. riili-umi Gtrln Tnkc n Snow Unlli. CHICAGO February 3.?Three young women, ntlired In thlngn that Inoked like pajamas, took n snow bntli to day In tho back yard of Hubert Mll ler's snow bnth estahllshment. They were Mlsses Loulse Qulnn. Elsa Dow ling and Lcona Adam*. Tlie mercury was 10 above zero. Wlth bare arms nnd legn they plunged lnto u deep drlft and dlsported thomselves for flve mlntitcs. On comlng out they pro nounced lt "fine " WEDDUKEOFABRUZZ! Iteportrd Thnt MIsh Kntbcrine Elklna Will licconii: Hls Brlde. ISpeclal tn The Tlraes-DUpatch.] NEW YORK, February 8.?A rer sonal frlend of Mlss Katherlno Elklns, daughter of Senator Elklns and grnnd daughter of Henry G. Davls, and of the Duko of Abrttzzt, is authorlty for the statement that they will be marrled soon, The Duke la expected tn America shortiy Incognito, and tho marlage will follow. THREE B0ILER EXPL0SI0NS Ten Men Kllled, Severoi lujured ?nd Much Damuge Done. SUNBURY. PA.. February 3?Seven men were kllled and more than a dozen Injured by the oxpIo?lon of a buller to-day In the rolling mill of Van Allen & Company. at Nortiiumberlaud, two miles north of here. The dead are: Grant Reeder, aged forty years, marrled; Edward Kreps, thlrty-elght. marrled; Wllllam Brouse, forty years, married; Samuel Sarv s, fortv-slx, marrled; Daval Clark, forty eiglit, marrled: John Scholvin. flfty, marrled; Thomas Joncs, slxty-flve, sinurle. The sorloualy Injured, who were brought to the Sunbttry Hospital. are: Wllllam Morgan, slngle; badly cut and brujsed. Harry Smith. marrled: injured about the head and scalded. Danlel Sanders, marrted; injured Internally: probably will dle. Wesley Relchen bach, marrled: badly scalded and bruisod. The rolling mlli had been shut down for three months. and was to havo re sumed work this mornlng. All tho boilers and machinery had been ovpr naulcd during the susponsion. The men were prtparing to begln work when. from some unknown causo, onv of a number of boilers blew up. The whole bttlldina- ln which the botler waa locatea waa wrecked and the dead were found. under the rulns, Thosa kllled wero well-known clt zens, and are survlved by large familiee. The loss to the plant ls estlmated at S75.0P0. _ _ WANT TARIFF C0MMISSI0N Heiirt-auuttitlvvr* of Trndoa Orgaulztt tious L'rgo Such Meaanre. WASHINGTON, February 3.?A oon ferenco was held hero to-nlght by tho represcntatlvoB of the various trade orgunizatlons of tho country, at which the questlon of the ways and means of furtherlng tho campaign for the pas sage of the blll lntroduced ln the Sen ate by Mr. Beverldgo, of Indlana. for tho croatlon of a tarlff commlssion was considered, A number of addrcsses were made, all of whlch were to the offect that tho tarlff should bo eUmlnated from polltics. Stnator Beverld-je wrs the prlnclpal speak- r, and do lared that the sentlment in Congress for the crcation of a tarlff commlssion 1 as undergono a marked change wlthln the past thlrty day8 in favor of the blll, The measure was enthu->?astlcallv In dorsed. at to-nl^ht's Informal conf r ence. To-morrow tho dalegates will confer wlth Sp^aker Cannon and other leaders ln Congress. CLEARS UPEXP0SITI0NTITLES Judge Wnddill laauea an Order Anthor ir.lug Fce Slmple Deetla. NORFOLK, VA-. f;ebruaryTTS,rrA de cree from Jutfge Edmund Waddlll, ot tho Unlted States Court, flied in thls city to-day, ,-authorlzes the receivers of tho oxppsltlan cornpsny to acoept the purchase prlce from the, various States havlng buildings at tho expo sltlon, they havlng pald the neceaaary optlon mopoy, and to Issue to each fee simplo deeds to- the aites oceupled by the bulldlnga, Thla will clear up all titles and permlt tha tranafers. jvhere sales havo been mado of Stutc, build? ings. .a.' i ' i MAY CUT SECOND HEAD OFF. I'o Assungo Motlter'a GrJeC Surgoon M?y AtteniPt OpcvnUou. X Rounoko, Va., speclal to the P})Utt? itelpnia Inqutror says: News reaohlng hero from tho Hia wasao Distrlct of Pulaskl county tella o( tlie birtU 0* a eliUd wtth. two heuds, whlch was born two weeks ago to Mr. and Mrs. John Moredith. The monstroslty has causod conairt crable excltcment in tho ncighborhood, and lt la sald the mother of the little one ls nlmosi trnntlc wlth grlcf ovor tho deformjty of her offapring. Sho ia conatantly In tears, and ls unablu to sleep. Some rellef, it is aaid, haa boen af forded lier by a drcam a few nlght. ago. In which she saw the baby's ex tra hoad removed wlth no hurt to the natural head. Thls has led her to be? lleve that surgery can accompllsh thls result. nnd It la naserted that the fam lly doctor shares the mother's bellef. HECETVEtl API'OINTED ON VIROIMA WOMA.VS I'ETITION BUFFALO. N. Y.. February 3.?As a reault of a p?tltlon ln a snlt In equity. brought by Emma Coleman. of Somer set. Va.. Jud^p Haze] to-day nppolnted Oeorge P. Koating und Edward R. O'Malloy recelvcra of tbe Natlonal Bat tcry Company. of Ruffalo. It la nl legrd and ndmltted that the llablllflea of the enmnany amount to about $120. ono. The assets of tho company are sald to be about'$I?5.000. '???"' ? ? ENLARGE PETERSBURG OFFICE Hill Offered Approprlutlng 925,000 for IleHor I'omIuI Fncllltlca. [From Our Heijular Correspon<lonLj WASHINGTON. D. C. February 3.? Reproaentatlve Lasslter lntroduced a blll to-day approprlating $25,000 addl tlonal for the enlargement of the post oftice at l't-teraburg. Tho publlc bulldlngs blll enacted in 1&06 appro priated IftO.OOO for thia purpose. The supervlslng archltect of the Treasury reportod on examlnatton that It was Impossible to make the additlon with such a small amount at hls dlsposal. Mr. Lasslter thinks the committee will increase tho amount to th" extent In dlcated. lt probably depends on wheth? er there is a general publlc bulldlng blll at thls acasion. which ls not ilkcly. i i ' ? DANaL'ET TO OUIt OFFICERS. Atnerlcaas Glven Hnudnotnc Entertaln iiii-nt on Cbllenn StcmiuT. PUNTA AREtfAS, &TRAIT OF MA GELLAN. February 3.?A banquet was glven yeaterd3y on biard the Chllean crulser Chacabuco to the admlrals, cap tains and other hlgh offlcera of the Amerlcan fleet. Admlral Slmpson offered a toast to the United States and its navy, expreas Flowers! ALL KINDS FOR ALL OCCASIONS. Prompt and peraonal attentlon to all ordera. ? MOSMILLER, Florist, 113 East Maln Street. ing the pleaaure which tho Chliean I government had In welcoming the | Amcrlcana. Adrnlral Thomas reapond i ed wlth elmllai- cxpresslon of good I win. y -? I'craounW nnd llrlrfn. The Rev. Ur. J. Culv.n rftewart. pas tor of tbe Church of the Covepant. leaves to-day to spend ten days hoid ing servicea at the Prcabyterian Church in Salem, Vo. At the Flood. Hearlng of a rlslng river at the head waters of the Euphrates, wlth a falllng barotneter and indlcationa of a fiooel atage ln tho vaney. the Plleocanthropua changod his mlnd and frankly admitted it to Noah. Hia manner waa that of a chaatened nnd aoftened peraon. "You monkeyed too long." sald the Patrlarch. "We gave you a chanco to come In wlth us, and you wouldn't take lt, Now we have arranged for all tho stock we care about trylng to tloat." Tho general lleiuidatlon which fol? lowed had the tisual effect upon all but tho Inslders.?Puck. CoiiKolutlon. Stout cuatomer (In the chalr)?Con? fcund your blundering clumslness! Jou have cut my chln! Barber (soothingly)?Don' glt ag!? taled, sah: don' glt agltated! Yo'-ail'a got two mo' chins dat 1 aln't cut nono yit, sah.?Puck. . i ? Ble35ed are the pure ln hoart. for nobody has consldered them worth publlshlng a magazine excluslvely for. ?Puck. iTake one Cascaret just as soon as you know that you need it. Then you won't need a purgative. It is an easy and pleasant way to keep well. This is the day of the gentle in medicine. The cathartic pi!l is old-fashioned. Salts and castor oil belone to grandrnotber's time. The modern doctor deals rnildly. Cascarets are effective, yet gentle. They don't irritate or y gripe. They don't, like cathartics, waste the digestive fluids. Cascarets do only what some foods will do, what some fruits will do what exercise does for the bowels. Their actioa is natural, not artlficial, If you live out-doors, excercise a great deal, and avoid rlch foods, you j don't need them. Otherwise you do. The most helpful laxative ever devlsed ig Cascarets. Then, they are candy tablets, pleasant to take. Then, they are convenient. The ten-cent boxfitsthevestpocketort.be lady's purse. That is a vital polnt. The tirae to take a laxative is the rainute you suspect that you need lt. Don't wait tlll you get home; don't wait till night, One Cascaret, taken proruptfy, warda off trouble, Cascarets are cantly tablei-. They are sold by all druggists, but aevcr iabulk. Be sure to get the genuine, with CCCon evory tablet. The price }s 50 ccntB, 25 cents and 10 CcntB per Box, ? ^ The Ground Hog Saw His Shadow, Indicating Winter's Just Half Over! hMz^Jz A popular rhyme in >England and Scotland regarding this, Candlemas.day, runs:? " HCendlemasDaybe brlejhtamd falr, The half o* vvi nter'e to oome'ind mnlr) If Cnndlemns day bo wet nnd fdul The half o* wlnter'a gane at Yule." Now for Overcoats! Men's O'coats $12.75 $17.75 8 $22.75 Suits, same way. That.were$18and$20 reduced to . . . . That were $25 and $28 reduced to . . . . That were $30 to $38 reduced to . . Boys' O'coats And Boys and Girls' Reefers That were $5 and $6, reduced to. That were $7 and $7.50, reduced to . . - . . That were $8 and $8.50, reduced to . . . Suits, same way* $3.50 .75 O. H. Berry & Company. Tlie Klnd You Havo Always lOougnt, and which has been ln use for over 30 jcars, has borao the signaturo of - and has been mado under his pcr '?ffltfrfa, sonal supervislon slnce tts wfancy. *>U4C*iVK /Ulowao one todccelve you ln this. All Oountcrfclts, Imltatlons and ;?Just-as-good"are bub Erperlments that triile tritd j,nd endungcr the hcalth of Infants and Chlldren??xperlence agalnst Experhncnk What is CASTORIA G'astorla ls a harmless snbstitute for Castor OJ1, Pare> gorlc, Drops and Sootning Syrups. It is Pleasant, It contalns nclthcr Ophun, Morphino nor other Narcotlo substanco. lts ago is lts guarantco. it destroys Worms and allnys Fevcrishness. It cures Diarrb iea and Wind Collc. It rclieves Tecthing Troublcs, cures Constlpatlon nnd Flatnlency. It asshnilates tho Food, regnlates the Stomach and Bowels, giving hcalthy and natural slcep, ) Tho Chlldron's Panaceo?The Mother's Frlend. CENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Si lure of The RM You flaye Always BougM In Use For Over 30 Years. tm? octiTAun -.oMMn?. rr uurra" vtrcct. icw your oit?. A New Contest This Week Only! Thousands of people have been uslng BOYD'S PURE PHOS PHATB BAKING POWDER , during the past few weeks of our "BISCUIT BAKING CONTEST," and we have received from all quar ters evldoncea of the great superlorlty of our product over all others. The Contest This Week is as Follows: Wrlte not less than twenty-flvo words?-not more than fifty words?on tho subjcct, "WHY THE PEOPLE OF RICHMOND SHOULD USE SIX PR1ZES: For the Best Answer We Will Give - - - $5.00 For the Five Next Best We Will Give, Each $1.00 RULES: Every letter must b? accoinpanied by our name (W. C, Boyd & Co.) out from the front of a can of BOYD'S PURE PHOSPHATE BAKINO POWDER. If your grocer dono not have It ln stock, phone ua (Phone 4S60) and we will telj you tbe/neareat place to get lt. Ali letters must bo addrasaed as below, and muet be received by us (a,ltber by mall or dejlvered p&raonally) not Jater than 10 A. 3& Saturday. February 8th. Do not wrlte lesa than 26 words or more than BO words, MANU^ACTURED BY W. C. Boyd & Company 17 S. Fifteenth Street Richmond, Virginia Guarantead ttndor JPurm Foad and Drugv Act, June 30, 1908, Serial No. 10777.