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OF STUTE S Declares There Should Bc Some Responsiblc Officer to Examine Them. AMENDMENT TO BARKSDALE LAW Important Measure Passed With Reference to Election Frauds. \. Governor Has Mahy En gagemc'its for Next Few We_ks?Brief Capi tol Notes. IN vlew of the recent fallures in Portsmouth nnd Mocklenburg, ln volvlng a sum aggregatlng some? thing like $350,000, Governor Swan? son ls dlsplaying renewed Interest In the situatlon wlth reference to Stnt<_ banks In Vlfglnla. He dlscussed the ?ubject at length wlth a representative Of Tho Times-Dispatch yesterday, nnd deplored the fact thnt tho Legislature had failed to provlde some adequato method of supervlslon nnd examlna? tlon, 1*3 accordanco wlth rocommonda tlons by him both ln hls Inaugurnl address nnd in hls last message to tho law-maklng branch of tho govern? ment. "Thoro ls no loss than .10,000,000 of tho people's money in Stato banks in iVirglni'i," ho co'ntinued, ''and manl tfectly thero ought to bo somo medium through whlch lt may bo nscerlained from tlme to tlmo what ls tho true condition of those Instltutlons." Following ls the Governor'.** recom xriendatlon on tho subject, as contalned ln hls message to the last Legislature: "In my innttgurnl niltlroxa I nruetl the cri'iitloi- of n ileptirt ment of bnnk ing nml. the ennctment of ndilltlonnl legl-ilntion contrelUiinr llie opcrntlon nf State hiinkft nnd provldl-iK for (helr requcnt cxmnlnntlon. I ntrougly rec ommend thln to be -Ion.-." The Governor bellevos that the Epilepsy, Fits Every part of the hody has its nerves. It's the channel through iwhich energy?nerve force is transmitted. If too much nerve Sforcc goes to a part, it is irritatcd, causingpain, congestion, spasms, iits, epilepsy, etc. If not enough it is enfccblcd, and if none at all paralysis results. Dr. Miles! iNervine soothes the nerves, as sists the nerve Qells to generatc nerve force, and in this way re stores nervous energy. "My elghteen-year-old" daughter had flts for five years, as often as two and three a week. She besran to tako Dr. Miles' Nervino, and she has not had an attack for two months." PETER McAULEY, Sprlneflold, Mass. If first bottle falls to beneflt. money baclc MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind. Special Spot Cash Easter Sale of Our Entire Stock FOR MONDAY ONLY Consisting of Chamber Suites, Oak, mahogany and walnut; Odd Dressers, Chiffoniere.. and .Yash .tands, Erass and Enamel Beds, Dining-Room Furniture; 50 dif? ferent styles Parlor Suites, Puri tan Refrigerators, Ideal Gas Ranges, Go-Carts and Carriages, Rugs and Druggets of all kinds, jap and China Mattings, and everything to make the home complete. j To every custotner we will give ln Automatic Dust pan. Whether you spend a cent or ?OOt we want to meei yoii; The Pitts Furniture Co., locorporated, 1429 E. Main Street i&&&iSL\fa&.&&, w* ?V**- '<??_?:. 'sJL'.'-ij'--' .:-''-"-'. ?_.? BEHIND THE BREAD PAN FII.e<- .flih llght, toothsomo lil-eult stand* the famous tiood I.urk Baklnff Powder, Yvhosi. unusttat merlt ls pro ?crved by the patontcd molst urc-proor tln-foll news-board can. ' OVBR THREE MILLION FEOPLB USH GoodLuck Baking Powder And lt meets wlth the approval of all cooks who -.rant It a thorqugh trlal. It loavens bet? ter nnd rcqulres le*". .6 ounccs, B cents; 1 pound, 10 cents; at your dealers, The Southern Manufacturlng Company KICIIMOM), VA. inaller banking houses of tho Stato yere rosponsible for the defeat of the Vlngo bill, whlch was deslgned to reute the position of bank examiner. Mnny I'ligiigeiiiont.-i. Governor Swanson wlll mako a trlp o the Stato penltentlary farm on Tues lay, In company wlth momhers of the ioard of directors. Ho wlll inspoct he tuberculosis camp, tho dalry and itlier Instltutlons operated at the farm, ind wlll bo shown over tho, varlous lepnrtments by Superlntendent Davls. rhe Governor wlll dlno wlth Captaln Jayls and wlll return to th0 clty ln he afternoon. He has __ number of other engage nonts whlch wlll take hlm out of tho :lty ln tho noar future. He wlll go o Fredericksburg to deliver an ad Iress on Thursday, and on Saturday ilght wlll speak at the annual ban iuet of the Phl Kappa Sigma Fratcr ilty. At 3 P. _._. next Sunday ho will ad Iress a meeting of Odd-Fellows In thla ?liy, and on May 3d wlll begln a se ies of nddrossos beforo varlou , irnnches of the Conference of Charltles end Corrections here. On May 12th, tho Governor wlll dlnn vlt'h Presldent Roosevelt at tho Whlto louse, and on May 13th. 14th and 15th vlll attend tho Conference of Gover lors called by tho presldent ln Wash ngton. Tho Govornor wlll deliver the an mal nddross before tho Confederate Iebrew Memorlal Association at the lowlsh Cemetery on the afternoon of Wny 20th. Not T.lkely to Tnterfcre. The case of Daniel Jackson, who ia ?entonced to hang in Oreenesvillo coun [y for murder shortly, wlll como be 'ore the Governor next week on a po Itlon for a commutatlon, but lt looks iow ns if the law wlll bo allowed to ako Its course. Tho Governor ls slow o interfere In murder cases, unless horo Is somo good reason advanced, md tho recent. vindlcatlon of hls Judg nent In connectlon wlth tho appllca lon of Leo C. Thurman, of Norfolk. s tendlng to make hlm cven more tverso to setting asldo the verdlcts of ?ourts nnd Jurles. *tliik<* C'onvlollons F.nr-ier. Tt Is a fact whlch Is not generally cnown to tho publlc thnt tho T.cgls iiturc ln the latter days of lts reco.it irsslon adopted a measure whlch ma erlally nmends the Rarksdalo puro dectlon law. The nmendment Is deslgned to ren ler proof of vlolatlons moro avallable, )\- nffordlng Immunity from punlsh ?uent to those who testify for tho Cnm uonwealtli. Tlio amendment ls ns fol ows: Chnptcr 818.?"An net to nraeml nml re-ennct sectlon l? of tin net npprorcd Mnrch 24, 100*., entltled An net to promote pure clectloiis, prlinurtcs nnd convention-*, nnd to prevent corrupt prnotlc.M or hrllt ery In -innte. to llmlt the c-..pcn-i>_ of enntlltlntest to proHorlbe tho tlntl. s of cnntlldnte-i, nnd providlng ponnltlcti nml reincdle-i for vlola? tlons nf GiN net, nml declnrlns. voltl, under eertnln comlltlonw, elcc tlntiM ln whlch the provlMlonn of tliis net, or nuy of them, hnve been violatcd, nnd to gntnt Immunity- to WllllCKSCI "Approved Mnrclt 14, 100S. 1. "llo It ennctctl by tlie Genernl AsNC-nbiy ?f Vlrginia, Thut Moetlnn l) of mi net approved Mnrch S-t, lflOH, entltled An nvt to promote pure electlons,' and no fortb. be niiieitded nnd re-cuaetctl no ns tu retttl na fulloWHt Sectlon 0. "Xo wltnc.M glvlng evidence in nny prosecution or other ; procecdlnK undei- Ihls net nIiiiII be. ever proeeetled iigntiist for nny tif fence hkiiIusI IIiIn act or ngtilnst tlie otliur election luws committed liy lilin nl or lu couucctlon wlth the hhiiii- election, prlmnry, or cun ventlou." Hrlef Capltol Notes. llon. llo well C. Featherston, member of the Ilouse of Delegates, was a ealler nl the Capltol yesterday. Commiss ioiier Georgo W, Kolner, of the Departnient of Agrlculture, has re turned to the clty from Bluckshurg, ivhero ho attended a meeting of thy board, Mr. 12. b. Chqstei'inan, who, up to the recent meetthg of tho board, held thu position of si-crctary-treasurer of tho department, wlll, it is understood. re-enter ihe theatrical Held as a crttlc and manager, Hls lato position waa iibnii. ii.ii by tho Legislature ln u? i-.organl_.aUon bill. Mr. Chesterman, ll ls understood, hus gone to Chlcago on a business trlp, Commisuloner Kolner lias appolnted Mr. Lawrence Porry, of pnge county, as bopl-keeper for the department. The State .-lahe'rlei Commisslon wlll nii.-el In Norfolk next Tuesday. Tht commJB.IpR wlll appolnt A'ty-fl've oystot liikpectors at CiIr meetlng. Adjutant.-Gencrtil Anderson announres ih, elootlon of the following ofllcers: Company F, Seventy-socond Rogl munt, Roanoke, Silas H. Wnlthall, cap? taln: Llnwood G. Klggatt, ilrsi lleu trnnni, I'-nd John II. DudJey, second ln-titenant. Company M. Seventy-itrst Infantry Emporia, Georgo "iVIIllarn IlarrlHon cuptuln: Sorgeiuu .VllJiam Mountleld, second lleutenant, Company I, Sovenlletii l.t-f_lment F-irmvllle, Socond Lleutenant FrattV V.. llubbard made flrst lleutenant Qnattermaster-Serireoiit Nathau M. CIJII second, lieut.nuiil. y to Chartcr of tlic Southern Provis ion Storagc and Packing Com? pany Recorded. GRAYS TO HAVE BIG BAZAAR Some of the Most Prominent Ladics of thc City Interested. Other Petersburg News. [Spoclal to Tlio Tlinc_-Dl9patth._ PETK1.SBURO, VA., Aprll l3.?Tho crrtlllcate of Incorporntlon ot tho Southern Provlslon Storngc and Pack? ing Company, one of tho largest and most important lndustrlnl compunles ever organlzed here, has been recorded lu the oillce of the clerk of the courts. The princlpal olllco Is to be located *n rotersburg, and the capltal stock ls to be not more thnn $100,000 nor less* thnn $10,000. Wlth tlio general busi? ness c?i- packing houses, the company ls nlso einpowered to iniinufncture, buy and sell Ice, nnd to bulld, opornto and i.'idintnln stores nnd bulldlngs for car rylng on business. Tho oflleers and directors for tlio Ilrst year nre .lohn A. Glll, presldent; Frank M. D'Alton, vlce-presldent; J. T. Colllns, secretary nnd treasurer, all of whom ure well known business men of this clty. As prcviously stnted, the compnny has recently purchased a large lot on FlCth Street, near Bolllngbrook, close to tho Norfolk and Western Bailrond trncks. -Tennrlng for Buznnr. Extenslve preparatlons nre belng mado for tho Petersburg Grays' ba zaar, to be held at tho armory durlng tho week boglnniig Mondny, Aprll 27th. The lndles who aro ln chargo of the entertalnment aro Mrs. W. R. Nlchols, chalrman; Mrs. E. W. Grigg. Mrs. Myer Saal, Mrs. T. F. Heath and Mrs. R, T. Matteson. ' 'llio booths wlll constltuto a congress of natlons nnd wlll bo ln chnrge of the followlng la? dies: Jnpan, Mrs. W. L. McGlll, Mrs. W. P. Jones und Mrs. II. P. Strutton; Turkey, Mrs. D'Arcy Adams; Switzer laid, Mrs. L. Roper and' Mrs. Wllliam Budd; Unlted Statos, Mrs. .lohn Moyler and Mrs. Mortlmer Williams; Spnln, Mrs. J. AI. Burke, Mrs. E. J. Nixon, Mrs. Thomas Ornco and Mrs. AV. F. Drewry; Ireland, Alrs. Alox. Bryant and Mrs. Moylan Felld; Holland, Mrs. J. H. Werres and Mlss Werres; Rebecca at the Well, Mrs. Edward Elgenbrun. who wlll bo nsslsted by a number of young ladies; rostaurnnt, Mrs. R. XV. Colller, Mrs. Bartlett Roper and Mrs. C. E. Klrkham. Somo npecialty wlll be glven every nlght under thc management of Ey@s Oured ? (irntcful -'nlrons Tell of Almost MIrnriiloiia Cures of Cntnrncts, oranulatcd I.lils, Wlld Halrs, Ulccrs, Weak. Wutery Eyes nnd All Eyo I>lttca_c.i?Send Your Nnnio nnil Address wlth Two-Cont Stnmp for I'reo Trlal Bottle. Tbo curi'3 bolng mado by thls mngtc lolion every day are truly remarkable. I havo repoatedly restored to sight persons nearly blind for yenrs. Ulcers. wlld halrs, grnnulated lids disap i.oar almost In.tantly wlth tho use of thls maglo remedy. Weak. wntcry eyes aro cleared In a slngle nlght nnd quickly ro alcretl to perfect health. It has repcutedly cured whero nll other remodieH nnd all doc torf, hnd fnllod. lt Is indeod n mnglo rom edy and 1 am glnd to give thls freo trlal to anv suffcrer from soro eyes or any eyo trouble. Many havo t hrown away tlielr ghi3ses after using it n week. l'rcaehers, teachers, dr.itors, Inwyors, englneors, students, dress? maker- nnd all who use thelr oyes under stinin flnd wilh thls Mnglo Lolion a safe, nuro and Cjulrk rellef. lf you havo soro eyes or nny cyo trouljlo wrlto mo to-da.v. I am in earncst ln maklng my offer of a fiee trlal bottle of tbls lotion. I am glad to furnlsh proof In many woll-proven and au tlientlo casos where lt has cured cataract uftei the doctors sald that only a daugerous nntl expenslvo operation would save the slfibt. If you havo eyo trouble of any klnd you wlll mnlte a sorlous mlstako If you do nr-r send for my great free offer of thls Mngio Eye Lotion. Address wltli full de scrlDtion of your trouble und a two-cont Btnmp, H. T. Sehlegel Co., 2511 Home Bank Eidg., Peorla, lll., nnd you wlll recelve by relurn mail, prepald, a trlal bottle of ihls niu?lc remedy thnt has reBtored many al? most blind to slglit. The Sigrt of Quality. Will give a Piano Recital at Jefferson Hotel Auditorium, Thursday, April 23,8:30 P.M. And will use on that occasion a Tickets, On sale now at The Cable Company _/. G, CORLEY, Gen'lMgr rtnSrANQ otroAO sra. Browns, Tans, Greys, Drabs, Blues, Blacks, In Worstcds, Serges, Cassimcrcs, Cheviots and Velours, in stripes. checks, plaids and plain effects, clevcrly tailored to fit perfectly. $5 Saved in Quality on Every GarmenL (tin.OO nn gooil nn tlic uminl 9_o.oo t".18.00 un gooil n? the imiial S*._-.r,o 920.00 n? gooil nn thc ununl . !f._.-,.oo Boys Hand-Tallorcd Knlckerbocker Suits, In browns, tans, drabs, gravs and blue serges: coats long cut, with nnd without belts; hand-paddod shoulders full bloomer peg pants, wlth watch pocketn nnd holt loops, I-tlgh grado garments, usuully $10. Our price Is ., Boys' Wash Stilts, 150c up to $14.00. Children's Spring Hats, in all styles, 2!5e up. ILII WIllUll $7.48 Mlss Ida Traylor and Mrs. It. B. Riddle, ftnd on Frlday nlght, Mny 21st, tlu Grays wlll glve a milltnrv ball at the Stratford Hotel. Easter Servlces To-Dny. Speclul musical program- will bc rendered in the Eplscopal and Metho? dist cliurches to-morrow, and at St. Paul's Eplscopal Church, the beautiful memorial mosaic. "Tlie Supper at Em maus," whlch has just beon erected ln memory of ltev. Dr. Oscar S. Bunting, the beloved pastor of the church froni 189f. to 190f>, wlll be vlewed for tho flrst time at tlie mornlng service. Nathnn Wllson, the young white boy who was struck on the head wlth a plece of Iron and serlously hurt In a flght with Everett Farmor, another boy of about his age, a few days ago, Is now nblo to be out, and In tlic Mnyor's Court thls mornlng the caso against Farmer was withdrawn on payment of costs. Including physlclun's fecs, by Mr. Farmer, tho boy's father. Still Swcnrlng Out Wurrnnl.s. The swearing out of warrants and counter-warrants resultlng from the rlot at the Harrison Stroot Baptist Church, colored, lnst Tuesday nlght contlnues ln llvely fashion.. Rev. Eli Tartt, the acting pnstor, and Pleasant Webb, tho deacon, who nre still lald up because of tho lnjurles recelved ln the freo flght, were arrested at their homes to-day on flve and nlno war? rants, respectlvely, churglng them with cnrrylng dangerous weapons Into the church, disturblng public worshlp, felonlous assault and other offenses alleged to have been coinmlttd against members of the antl-Turtt factlon of tho congregation. A bond of $100 in each case wns required, two members of tho Hnrrlson Street Church becom? lng bondsmen. Eleven members of tho Tartt factlon are under bond to appear In tho Mayor's Court next Tuesduy mornlng, when all tho cases wlll bo tried. Monument to Theodore Estes Simple slmft, erected liy N.iniiiilticli > woiiu-ii, to he unvelleil nt ..ovln_.fr tou ou Tuewday next, the uiuil, cmnr. of thn trniflc U.uth ot .ln. yvuuK nw at the IihuiI.. ot Jiulgc l,uvln*_r. UNVE1L SHBFT TO E ESTES Memorial to the Young Man, Slain by Judge Loving, to ? Be Unveiled Tuesday. FLOWERS ON GRAVE; NO WORDS, OF.PRAISE No Formal Ceremonies to Mark Uniisual Incldent Arranged for the First Anniversary of His Tragic Death?Pre? sented _.y Sympa thctic Women. [f-peelnl to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] LOVINGSTO.*. VA., Aprll 18.?-As the forost flre whlch has long rnged, consumlng everythlng In Its rnad course, and whlcli men thlnk has spent lts fury, when It reachos new fuel, flaros up and burns as brlght as ever, so as tho flrst anni? versary of tho Lovlng-Estes trngedy, whlch ono year ago on Tuesday next stlrred the whole Unlted States and rent ln twain Nelson county, ap pronches, flred wlt*ni tho fuel of tho un velllng of tho monument to Theodoro Estes, aro tho deep feellogs of Nelson county people on thls subject agaln aroused. As In every causo lt ls the women who aro last to yleld, so lt ls a com? mlttee of tho womon of Nelson county who havo ralacd money to buy a gran? ite slmft to mark tho restlng-place of the body of Theodore Estes, nnd It wlll bo under the lendershlp and Insplratlon of thls commltteo that, on Tuesday next, tho 21st, tho anniversary of the day upon whlch ho met hls death at tho hands of Judge W. G. Lovlng, flred' wlth revonge for the wrong' whlch he thought haa beon perpctrated upon hls duughter, tho prldo of hls llfe, thnt on the littlo hlll ovorlooklng the once peaceful vlllago of Lovlngston, thla monument wlll bo unveiled, wlth no specchmnklng or ceremony, but only the placlng of flowers on hls grave. Thero are many who havo douhted tho wlsdoni of thls movement on tho part of theso ladios. They have argued tliat It wlll only keop allve bltter mem crles and unpleasant recollectlons. But howover thls may be. tho ladies wero not to bo dattnted. In thelr eyes, at least, Theodore Estes has becomo cn voloped wlth the rohe of Innocence and worth and mnnly vlrtue. The Inserlptlon.1. The monument Is now ln placo nnd ready for the unvelllng. It is a tall granite shaft. measurlng elghteen feet. Ir was selected by Mrs. M. K. Estes, mother of Theodore, and bcars the fol? lowing inscrlptlons: In Mcmorlam THEODORE IRVING ESTES Born January 8, 1880; Dled Aprll 22. 1907. Erected to hls memory by the frlends who knew and loved hlm; and by those ln many States, who not knowlng hlm, asked to pay thelr tribute also to In? nocence and worth. "Stoop, angels, hlther from the skles; There ls no holier spot of ground Than thls, whero manly virtuo lios Ry mournlng women crowned." Followed I.ovlng'n Acquitlol. The movement to bulld the monument to Theodore Estes was lnaugurated soon after the acqulttul of Lovlng. lt was started by somo of the ladies of Lovlngston. The buildlng committee, ln whose hands was placed tho work of ralsing tho funds, embraees Mrs. Ben? nett T. Gordon, wife of Judgo Bennett T. Gordon; Mrs. John llorsley, wife of ono of tho present commlsslo-iers of tlio revenue of the county; Mrs. John Seay, Miss Annle Kldd, daughter of the clerk of the county, nnd Miss Lau? ra Dawson. The last named .vas sec? retary and treasurer. It is sald that the monument cost between $300 and $?100. Tho money was raised by sub gcriptlon, the larger subscrlptlons be? lng made by the peoplo ln tho villagc of Lovlngston and members of the famlly of tho deceased. However, some "MAMMV" (from her latest pliotogrnph). Pennies in Every Package ?_____-____-_-_-? OF __________sp_" Mammy's Favorite Extracts Are you getting thc purest and best product of its kind on the market, and adding to your bank account at the same time? If not, you are missing a great opportunity. Procrastination is a sin?don't be a sinncr?be good. Just as easy to do the right thing?hie yourself to the near? est grocer and get one of Mammy's prize packages. At all groccrs. _ Christian Bros. Company, MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS Phone 478. 7 S. 14th St., at Richmond, in Ole Virginny. ??-?? " .?-?- -*-->?***-> ?>.? ? ? ---?-*?? people from dlstant polnts, whose sym pathy had been enlisted for tho cous by what they had read in the ncwspa pers, were also subscrlbers. . Story of the Trugcdr. On Sunday, April 21. 1907, Miss Ellza bcth Loving. tbe pretty and attractlv daughter ot .Iudge XV. G. Irvlng, man ager of the Nelson county property o Thomas F. Ityan. was vlslting MIs Annlo Kldd ln tho village of Loving ston. While there she was taken ou drlvlng by Theodore Kstes. Thnt nlgh between 8 and 9 o'clock they rcturne to Mr. Kldd's. Miss Loving had to b taken upstairs. The story that sh told her father the next day was tha she liad been drugged by Theodor Kstes on thc drlve. The drug was, a sho sald. glven her in some whlsko. and from the time she took lt she bc came unconsclous, wlth only a fni" recollectlon of a flerco strugglo tryin to protect herself from Estes. Whc Loving heard thls from the llps of hl daughter, to uso hls own words, "N power on oarth could keep me fror killing Estes." Armlng hlmself wlt a breech-loadlng shotgun and a num ber of buckshot shells, he got In hl buggy nnd drove from Oakiidge t. I.ovingston ln tho hunt for Estes. No ftiidlng hlm there, he went to Oakrldg statlon In hls search. Estes was thcr unloadlng a enr of fertlllr.cr. i/ovln walked ilp to Kstes, and wlthout wait Ing a moment emptled both barrels c thc gun Into hlm, killing hlm instantlj Trlal of Grcnt Interest. The trlal of Loving was ono of th most famous that there has ever bee ln Vlrglnla. Immediately after thi shooting ho gave hlmself up to Justlc Perklns. The Justice sent hlm on t tho grand jury and refused hall. Lov Ing spent that nlght at a hotel nt Oak ridge. Tho next day ho was balled b Ball Commlssloner John M. Payne, c Amherst county. At the May term c tho Nel?on Clrcult Court tho case cam up for trlal. Judgo Bennett T. Gordoi the Nelson county judge. refused to sl iu the case, and Governor Swanso: designated Judgo W. R. Barksdale, o Hallfax county, to try the case. Eml nent counsel appeared for both sldei For Loving appeared Brown __ Browt of Nelson county; Senator Aubrey 1! Strode, of Amherst county; R. Walto Moore. of Falrfax county, and John I Lee, of Lynchburg. Commonwealth' Attorney S. B. Whltehead, of Nelsot was asslsted by Mr. Daniel Harman, c Charlottesvllle. The motlon for a change of vonu made by Lovlng's counsel was vlgoi pusly fought. Judge Barksdale de clded to grant it and the caso wa inoved to Houston, the county seat i Hullfax. The friends of the partles, witnesse NOTICE ________________________w____^ To Our Customers and the Public in General: , XVe wish to Inform you that on March the 31st the partnershlp exlst Ing betwoen August SImonpletrl and R. T. Durham, undor the style of The August Grocery Company, was by mutual consent dlssolved. In the futuro the stores, 1731 East Maln Street and 722 West Cary Street, wlll be conducted by Mr. August SImonpletrl, under tne old flrm namo, Tho August Grocery Company, and stores 611 and 613 East Mar? shall wlll bo conducted by Mr, R. T. Durham, under the namo of Tho Durham Grocery Company, succossor to The August Grocery Company Marshall Stroet stores. / Thore wlll bo no Important changes ln tha employes of the stores, and botli of us wlll use our most dlllgent efforts to please our many customers and the publlo in general, glvlng prompt services and careful attentlon to all orders, . ? AVe take this opportunlty also of thanklng you very much for past favors to both of us while partnors and wlsh a oontlnuance ln tho futuro of your valuable patronage, whlch we assure you wlll be highly appre clated, / v Yours very respectfully, AUGUST SIMONPIETRI^ R, T. DURHAM. Call Phones Store 1731 East Maln?-Phone 1007. Store 73. "Went Cary?-Phone 354. gloves 611x613 East Marshall?-Phones 1832-4B0S. attorneys and newspaper men fllied thc town of Houston to an overflow la June. Tho trlal was rull of dramatic In? terest. To the prosecution was added Commonwealth Attorney Wood Bouldl.i, of Hnllfax, who theroafter led thc forces of that slde. Theorotlcally, the defense was that of temporary in sanlty. But practlcally It was tho "unwrltten law." whlch was put ln Issue. Undor a now famous rullng of Judge Barksdale, ln whicli. he fol? lowed the precedent of the Thaw cas.i and others. the prosecution were not allowed to Impeach the story told by Ellzab'ofh I.ovlng. and which was ro" peated wlth dramatic offect by Mer on tho wltness stand. It was contendf^d by the friends of Kstes that had they been allowed to do thls, they wou'.d havo been able to show that her <-n tlro story was false, and that the "drug" whicli sho drank was whiskey whlch was gotten for her by EBtes, an,i nt her request, and that she was not "drugged." Criticlsm nf A.-qiiltlnl. Tho acqutttal of Loving ralscd harsh criticlsm over the entlro Unlted States. Especially In Virginia, whcro but a short whilo beforo tho Strother brothers hnd been acquitted of 'tho murder ot thelr bro|her-In-la\v. Brldgewater, under thc plea of tho "unwrltten lay." was there a strong sentlmont on the subject. A number of bllls deslgned to change the rulo of evldcnco lald down by Judge Barks ilnle were introduced in the last Legls? lature. Ono of those. of whicli Dele? gate Alden Bell, of Culpeper county, was tho patron, was passed. The monument movement grew moro out of thls feellng on tho part of tha ladies that an injustlce was dono tho momory of Theodore Estes ln tho Lov? ing trlal, than out of love for young EEtes, or to commemorato any worthy deed dono hy hlm In hls llfetlme. ln tho meanwhi-i. on Oak RIdgo farm, wlthdrn.wn from society, Judge Loving, wlth hls famlly, among thom hla daugh'.er, whom he loved as hls llfe. and for whom ho would havo given lt, within threo or four miles of whero thls monument polnts skyward, m'ark ing tho gravo of tho victim of hla wrath'Vquletly pursuo3 tho even tenor of hls wny, engrossed wlth the caro of thls magnificent estate. Ilnllronil Y. .!-. C. A. Servlces. Mr. W. D. Duke, asslstant to tho E resldent of tho Richmond, Froderlcks urg and Potomac Rallway, wlll speak beforo the railroad (men and their famllies and Xrlende thls afternoon at 3:30 o'clock In- the Rallroad Young Alcn's Chrlstian Associatlon Hall <at tho Maln Street Statlon. Hls subject wlll be, "Enster's Mossago of Hope." A specinl musical progrum has been prepared.