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DEAD COMRADES Intcrestiug Memorial Exerciscs Held by Lee Camp Last Night. MANY SPEECHES ARE MADE Former Govcriior -Vlontaguc, Jud&c George I,. Cluistiau, Dr. Rqbs aiul Others ou L'rugram. ? l-lorjucnt speoches und approprlutc muslc cHi;nici<:l'i_e<l the mecuiii(_ of tl. E. Lee Camp, No. I, Uulited Confeder? ate Veleruns, lust uigiil, when nionio rlal servlces we;e hold Ih honor of the coiniades who dled during tho your 1008. Tbc camp lost twcnty-flve memhcrr. durlng that period, and several of them were wldely known buslncBS und pro fcsslonal men. The roll of the dead, whlch was called by AUJutant J. Tay? lor Stratton, shortly after tho camp was convcnod, Is aa followu:> Joseph Bryan, Forly-thlrd Vlrgltilu Battallon, Vlrglnlm Cavelry (Mosby'H command). i T. L. Courtney, . Courtney's Batterv, Llght Artillery. F. H. Deane, Company'I, Fourth Vir? ginia Cavulry. Cus Delarue, Company K, Second Virginia Reserves (infantry). Marion J. Dlmmock, ndjutant, Tenth Virginia Cavalry. A. A. Ford, Compnny K, Slxth Vir? ginia Infantry. W. C. Grady, Company F, Thlrd Vir? ginia Infantry. B. F. Howard, captaln, Company I. Flrst Virginia Infantry. Eppa Hunton. hrlgadler - general, Army Northern Virginia, C. S. A. Charles J. Johnson, Thomas's Llght Artillery. R. L. Lynn, Company C, Eighth Vir? ginia Infantry. Wllllam Joslah Leake, GoochlanJ Artillery. Thomas Moorlng, Company H, Flrat Virginia Infantry. Samuel H. Pulllnm, lieutenant, Mar? tln Battery (artigery). E. E. Perklnson, Campany A, Tenth Virginia Artillery. George A. Smlth, Thlrd Company, Richmond Howltzers. J. L. Sydnor, Company G. Fourth Vir? ginia Cavalry. Ellls C. Stacy, Henrlco Troop, Tenth Virginia Cavalry. C. F. Snow, Company A, Fortletli Virginia Infantryi James E. Tyler, lieutenant, Letchar Battery, Pegram's Battallon (artillery). John Pcnn Taylor, Company H,_Nlnth Virginia Cavalry. John M. Warren, Company B, Tenth Missourl Infantry. Everctt Waddey, courler, h.adquar tcrs Englneer's Department, Army Northern Virginia, General W. H, Stevens; George D. Wlse. captaln and then major and Inspector-general on Major General C. L Stevenson's staff, Army of the Tennessee. Rev. I.yman B. Whatron, ehaplain, Forty-nlnth Virginia Infantry (dle<l away from the city In June. 1907, und only notlfled of lt In November, 1908). Ititercitlnsc 1'roijraiii. Commander White announced that on the evening of January 26th the cump wlll recelve a portralt of Gon*ra' Lewis A. Armlstead. The prescntatlor. upeech will bo made by Rev. J. E. I'oindexter, and Major Robert W. Hun? ter wlll recelve the portralt ln the namo of the camp. The exerclsea last nlght were pecu llarly approprlate^ and the hal. wai well fllled wlth men and women. moui of the members appearing In uniform The openlng prayer was offered b> Rev. James Power' Smlth. D. D., ant the cholr of Grace Street Presbyteriar Church sang "My Country, 'tls ol Thee." There were a number of brlel .peoches. tho prlncipal ones havln. been made by ex-Governor A. J. Mon^ tague and Judge George I_ Chrlstian The former spoke eloquently of tlu llfe and character of Mr. Joseph Bryan whlle the latter paid a hlgh trlhuto tt Confederate soldlers In general, mak ing special referenee to Captaln Georgi D. Wlse, Mr. Bryan, Captaln F. II Deane, Captaln M. J. Dlmmock, Majo B, F. Howard, Judge Wllllam J. Leake General Eppa Hunton. Mr. George A Smlth, and others, whose names appeu ln the llst of the dead. There wen sovoral other short speeches, und thi cholr rendered a number ot selectlons Letters were recelved from Congress man Lamb and Senator Martln ex presslng regret at not belng able t< attend. Mr. Majion Speak- FlrM. Rev. Landon R. Mason had charg. of the program, and he made a brle openlng speech. in whlch he defendei the course of the South durlng the wai and referred eloquently to the braver; of her armles. Former Governor Montague, in pay Ing trlbuto to tho memory. of Mt Bryan, referred to hlm as one of tn unofflolal statosmen of hls day am ' ceneratlon, and declared that ho hai exerted a wonderful power for goo, upon the publlc affairs pf hls fetatt After expresslng tho hlghest udn.lra tlon for his character as cltlzen. law yer and frlend, tho speaker to>k u Mr. Bryan's war record and relatod in cldents in connection therewlth. H thought one of the prudoinlnatlng char acterlstlcs of Mr. Bryan's llfe was hl unbounded onthuslasm over whateve he undertook td accompllsh, and ex pressed the bellef that. hls bouyani dashlng. restless splrlt and constan doslre to be ln actlon had perhaps le hlm to prefer to flght with Mosby' men. The speaker sald ho had recent ly had a. talk wlth Colonel Mosby an had asked Hlm what sort of a soldle Mr. Bryan was. Tho repjy was: * ' "Nohe better ln any branch of th Confederate servlce." Dr. George Ross spoke'brlefly of.Mi Bryan, Goneral Hunton and othdrs o hls fallen comrades, and ho was foi lowed by Judge Chrlstlan. Captaln Strattort, Mr. T. C. Jone apd Mr. C. M. Wesson made shor Bpeoches, aftor whlch tho exerclse Were closod. Takes Citrgo of.Cemcul. Carrylns a carso of cement ln sacks, th t_ c-masted schoonor Allco C. Ogden, whlc trrlvcd here Sunday 'from Herrlng Creet trlli sail to-day for Sewell's, Polnt. ' ? Use it or not, as your doctor says You could not please us better than to ask your doctor about Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis. Thousands of families always keep it in the house. The ap? proval of their physician and the experience of many years have given them great confidence in this cough medicine. i.Si&$S2*. ____?___?______________________________ii__ Sunday Services in City Churches I>'lrs. EngllHh I.tithoran Churoh: Rov. J. J. Hchercr, Jr., pnstor, wlll pionch at II A. M, and 8 P. M. . . * Christ l.plfltopitl Church. Rov. G. O. Mend wlll preach and Mr. W. H. Colll son, of tho ovangellstlc forco, wlll slng at 11 A. M. At 8 I'. M. Rev. Mr. Green wlll hold a servlce In accord wlth tho ovangcllntlc mootltigs. Rev. Dr. Toy wlll address tho men's Blblc class at 10 A. M, Grace Street Prosbyterlan Church: Rev, ,i. ivitiierspoon wlll proach at 11 A. M. on "Tho Open and Shut Door." No sorvlce at nlght. Iiumanuel Baptlst Church: Rov. B. F. Bryan wlll preach at 11 A. M. on "Tho Lesson of a Broken Vnsc?Giving Our Best (o God." ? No nlght servlce. Church of the Covenant, Presbyterlan: Rev. J. C. Stowart, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. No servlce at nlght. Second Baptlst .Church: Rev. W. R. I* Smlth, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. No servlce nt nlght. Flrst Unlturlnn Church: Rov. J. L. Robinson, pastor, wlll preach at,ll A. M. on "The Religlon of tho Senslble Amorlcan." No nlght servieo. * * ? Centcnary Methodlst Church: Rev. J. M. Dlxon wlll preach at 11 A. M. No nlght servlce. Park PJace Methodlst Church: Rov. M. H. Colonna, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. Nlght servlce omltted. * ? ? Second Presbyterlan Church: Rev. Russeil Cecll, pastor, wlll preach at II A. M. No servlce nt nlght. ? ? ? Flrst Presbyterlan Churah: Rev. F. T. McFaden, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. No servlce at nlght. ? ? ? First Church of Christ. Sclentlst: Ser vlce at 11 A. M. Subject: "Sacrament." * ? ? Randolph Street Baptlst Church: Rev. W. E. Robertson, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. on "Power to Wlt Daily Court Record. State Supreme Court. Proceedlngs of the Supreme Court of Ap? peals yesterday wore: Jordan v?. Smlth, oyster Inspector. Sub mltted. Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company vs. Hall's admlnlstrator. Argued by Henry Teylor for the rallroad and II. Carter Redd am\ Hill Carter tor the admlnlstrator, and submltted. . Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company vs. Few. rartly argued by R. Q. Blckfor.l for plalntlff ln error and C. B. Garnctt for J defendant In error, and continued. Next cases to be called: Strause v.. Richmond Wood Working Company; Bowe vs. city of Richmond: Wood'g oxecutor ^t al. vs. Wood et al., and Rolley vs. Rolloy's excoutrlx. being Nos. 20 to 29 on argument decket. AMUSEMENTS. Aeadcmj-?Mntlnee nnd Mk1i<? Annie Rusnell In ?'The Stronger Sex." l.pliln?l 'nntlntiouH Vnuilevllle. "The Slroiis.r Sex" Delightful. Delightful ln every sense of the word. "The Stronger Sex," as plctured by charming Annie Russeil, slmply cap tured all who saw It at the Academy last nlght. There's comedy a-plenty, wl'h no end of amuslng sltuatlons, clever lineB and Just enough real pathos to bring tears to the eyes of the most hardened, and a choklng sen?atlon to those favored few who revel in sentl? ment. As a fine. clean play, cleverly acted, and well set, It leaves such a pleasant memory that one, llke Ollver Twlst, longs for more and declincs to bo satls fled, for nothlng thnt Mlss Russeil has done has been done more artlstlcally than thls blt of VSuperman"?this re versal of the "Taming of the Shrew." where-Kate tames Petruchlo, not by use of a lash, but by means of the clever est tonguo lashlngs lmaglnable. The Hon. Warren Barrington glve. hla hand to a rlch Amerlcan glrl fot her money,' but leaves hls heart l'i qulte another femlnlne quarter. Or her weddlng day "Mary" tho brlde discovers her hushand's "perfidy" and. determining to win liim at all costs. shuts down the lids of the money chests, ties the purse strlngs tlght and Inflicts upon hlm that cruol hu mlliatlon of "work." Of course the Hon. Warren, after many bitter quarrels wlth Mary and his fate, acepts tho inovltable, be comes a Napoleon of flnance in record breaking time and recoives his lovliifj wlfe Into hls eager and outstretchec arms just as the curtain falls. That's the story ln a very cracket nutshell, but it's "the frllls" that make the play so charming. Mlss Russel hus a manner all her very own, artls? tlcally natural?naturally artlstic. ii vou like?whlch wins its way straighi to the heart ahd seems to banish foot llKhts and ilctlon by the mero mugle of her smlle. The part of Mary nu lier like a glove, a very dalnty glove of pleasing gray. resting upon a slen der but most capablo hand. Mr. Yorke as tho Hon. Warren Bar? rington was clever and -looked the part aa. in'deed, he had every rlght to slnce Miss vRussell ls Mrs Oswatt Yorke except upon the playbills. That every member of tho companj is clever ls not to be denled, but es peci'ttlly should this bo sald of Mra Helen Tracy. who. as Mrs. Van. slmpl. romped away wlth the comedy, if on< may bo allowed to usr such a slan_ expresslon ln descrlbing a most re markable und faultless blt of actlng Mrs. Tracy shared honors wlth ttu stnr. and, indeed, recolved no mon thari her rlght. _???, Thoso'who do not soo "The Strotigei Sex" at tho matineo to-day or to-nigh must glve as an . excuse olther ai abundunce of povorty or a paucity o brains, for Mlss Russeil, llke Christ mas, comes but onco a year, and mus be colebrated. It's all - smlles and i few toars. Seo lt., ?. A. ??ComliiK Thro' tlie Hye." It is announced that tho popular mu sicul comedy, "Comlng Thro' tho .Rye.. has been bookod for a prosentatlon li this city. It is also stated in tho con tract that lt wlll be the numbor om company, whlch means an organlssatioi of neariy sovonty-ilve peoplo. lln book ls by Georgo V. Hobart and tlu muslc by A, Baldwin Sloahe, wrlttei ln two acts, wlth mnsslve scenos. 'Ihi Ilrst act shows tho Interlor ot an ar palace, and the second act shows tli< homo and gardens of ono of the mos ? famous placos at Nowport. _The dat> i of "Comlng Thro' tho Rye" is Monday i Junuary 11th. ? - ? ? ?? MeetltiK Ih Cnll.d. ! [Special to The Times-Dispatoii.l HAMPTON.-'VA., January 8.?Hom. I C. Sholton, chairman of tho D.omocratl ; Commlttoe, thlsUtfterno.n issued a cal i for a moetlng of the commltteo nex 1 Monday'ovenlng to tako up tho matte ' of holdlng a prlmary ln Hampton am , Phoobus for the nomination df Mayoi Treasurer and Councllmon. ___,?. . . .? Ilreuka His Arni. [Special to The Tlmos-Dlspatnn.J . LYNCHBURG, VA, Junuary 8.?Dai W: Sale fell thls morning on the cross Ing at Eloventh and Madison. Street and fractured hls vlglH orm just abov the'wrlst., Tho fraoture wai reduoe bij. Dr. John Walker. eiu , . , - , No nlght aorvlce. ? ? ?'???.] Soventh Day Adventlst .Chureh: Rev. B. L. Housn, pastor, wlll prcuoh at 8 )'. M. on "EarlhqttakoH." * ? ? Groyo Avonuo Baptlst Church: Ilev. W. C. Jamos, paator, wlll preach at ll A. M. Annual huslnoss meetlng at 3:30 I'. M. No sel'vlco ut nlght. ? * ? Grace Street Baptlst Church: Mr. Charles M. Alexander, of tho ?Chapman Alcxurider force, asslsted by other vls? ltlng mtiHlelnns, wlll hold ad evangelis? tic song servlce at II A. M. No sorvlco at nlght. ? * . , Broad Slroot Mothodlst Church: Rov. Ollby C, Kelly, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. Nlght servlce omltted. ? ? ? Calvary Baptlst Church: Rov. Ryland Knlght, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. Nlght sorvlce omltted. I * . ? Epworth Methodlst Church: Rcy. Otis M. Clark, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. on "NcJghbors of _;o-Day." No nlght servlce. Plne Street Baptlst Church: Uov. J. B. Hutson, pastor, will preach at 11 A. M. and 8 P. M. Ordlnatlon of newly elected deacons after close of nlght servlce. Allen Avenue Chrlstlan Church: Rov. Henry P. Atklns, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. Congregatlon wlll attend servlce at Auditorium at nlght. Flrst Baptlst Church: Rev. George W. McDahlel. D. D? pastor, wlll proach at 11 A. M. Annual church meetlng ut 3:30 P. M. Rov. Ora S. Gray will preach at 8 P. M. Salvatlon Army: Consecratlon meet? lng at 11 A. M., and at 8 P. M. a re? vival meetlng wlll be held In the hall, when Mr. Mlllor, of Greensboro, N. C, wlll. speak. Marshall Stroet ChrlBtlan Church: Rev. B. H. Melton, pastor, wlll preach at 11 A. M. on "Tho Klng's Buslness Domands Haste." Congregatlon wlll 'unlte at servlce ln Auditorium at nlght. SENATE VOTES TO irasE.wmi Governor of North Carolina Will Be Paid $6,ooo Instead of ?, $4,000 a Year. RALEIGH, N. C. January 8.?The State Senate to-day passed bllls In creuslnjr tho salary of the Governor from $4,000 to $.,000, Democrats and Republicans allke supportlng the meas ure. Senator Nlmocks introduced the blll. An amendment by Emple, of Nojv Hanover, to make the Governor's sal? ary $7,500 was defeated. Senator Fry, of Swaln, strongly opposed the In? crease, on the ground that tlie tlnances of the State wero not ln condition to warrant lt; that there was a deilclt of $250,000 ln the State treasury awalt Ing adjustment by the Legislature now. The broad frround taken by Senator Brltt, of Buncombe, as leader of the mlnorlty, in supportlng the increase of pay for a Democratic omclal hecj_u.se the credlt and dlgnity of the State at home and abroad requlred lt, no matter what the personallty and party of the Indlvidual occupylng the offlce, ellclted the hlghest commendatlon on the floor and in the lobbles. ? A hill to pay the Commissioner of Labor and Printlng $2,500 instead of $1,500 was also passed by the Senate. Representatlve Underwood, ln the House, offered a blll to have all execu tlons for capltal crimes In the peni? tentiary by electrocution. MUST PR0VIDE FOR CHILD Overby, However, Acqultted of \un Support Cluirge Ilrought by Wlfe. On two charges. one for the non support of hls wlfe and the other for fallure to provlde for hls chlld.-Mar? shall Overby, of Henrlco county. was trled in the Henrlco county Clrcuit Court vesterday morning. Ho was ac? qultted on the Ilrst, hut found gulltv on tho second. and glven one vear ih jall. Judge Scott announced that in such cases It was optlonal wlth the court whether the accused bo requlred to serve the term or be placed under oond for the support of the chlld, so the man was placed under bond. 'If he falls to provlde for hls chlld dur? lng tho next year he wlll have to serve tho sentence ln Jall. ir/rh??case,.ha. l,revl?usly beon alred ln -the Maglstrate's Court. where Overhy was fined for alleged crueltv to his wife. At that tlme she left hl'. house and issued 'a warrant ugai _. him for non-support. ? TELLS 0F CRUISE Rcnr-Adiulrnl Hnbley D. Evnu? Ulyes the Frnlsc to the Jlcn of Fleer. NEW YORK,'January 8.?Rear-Ad mlral Robley D. Evans wns given o royal welcomo ? to New York to-nlgh I by the Navy Leaguo members of thls city, whom he had come to address al Carnegie Hall. Introduced by Goneral Horace Portet as "one of the greatest sallors in Amorlcan hlstory," Rear-Admlral Evans mado his way on crutches to the front of tho stage nnd stood for a moment untll a wave of applause and cheerihg had spent itself. He 'then 'seated him? self In a chalr. begging the audlenco. indulgence for hls 31111115 posture dur? lng hls talk. Some "Clvli War rellos" necessltated this oxpedient, he sald. The reur-ndmiral's address or "talk,' as he preferred to caH lt, was a breez. account, aboundlng ln Interesting ln cident, of tlie run of tho battleshl. fleet from Hampton Roads to Sitr Frahcisco under ,his command. Hi deprecuted pralso for himself for tlu su/ccess of tho cruise, giving tho lion': share of the credlt to tho "man whe boiled the wator In the fire roo'rn unc the man who peoled potatoes ln tlu galley." -j ??: ' SllpN on Step... FREDERICKSBURG, VA., January 8 ?Mr. C. L. Kalmback, a woll-knowr cltlzen, as he was leavlng hls hom< durlng the snowstorm last nlght to gc down town, sllpped on tho steps am broko his leg just above the . anklo Frlends passlng by found hlm and car? rled hlm into hls home. Dr. Dogjret was summoned, and reset tho ljmb Mr. Kalmback ls sevonty-slx years old but has boon actlve untll thls nccl dent. l\ FOR TORPID LIVER. ' A torpld llvor dcTangcs the wholo, system 1 and prbiluccs SICK HEADACHE,___________ Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Rheu fliatism. Sallow Skin and Pilos. There Is no better remedy for these common dlseases than DR. TUTT'S UVBR PILL$, as a trlal will prove. Take No Substitute. "WETS" DEGLARE IT HIS ILLECIL They File Petition Asking That Result of Election Be Set Aside. LKpoclal to Tho Tlmi.'s-UiHpatcli.i ROANOKE, VA., Junuary ...?Tho pe lltlon of tli. "wets" contesting tho re? cent local option was flled nt the clerk's olllcc to-day. it cluiins that tho election was lllegal, belng In vlolatlou ot the State Constitution; tliat tho CUy Sergeant falled to post notlces at the polling phices, and the City Treasurer foiled'to prepare a llst contalnlng those who had paid tho taxes;'that whlle 64. legal voters should havo slgned tho petition for tho e ictlon, only 521 wero eiuallfied. .",18 not belng qunllflod voters; that V voters wore not reglstered at the proper placea; that twenty-llve who voted In Hlgh? land Ward, whlch gavo the "drys" a majority, dld not hnve certlflcatos from out-of-town- pluces showing thnt tnxos had beon paid; that flve voted who had not roslded ln the city twelve months, nnd that twelve ballots In Hlghland Ward whleh were Impropor-1 ly marked were counted ngalnBt the "wets." The complntnanls furthor allego th.it tlie election ns expressed by tho ro turns does not express the will of tlio quallfled voters of tho city, and that lf nll had voted who were dcterred by Ulog.il acts, and those who votcd illcg ally had not been allowed, the result would havo boen dilTerent. The petl? tlon, whleh ls regarded as a strong paper, hns beon tho work of months for Judgo C. .B. Moomnw. -who began Its pr<?paratIon ln part bofore tho elec? tion was ordered. He assoclated wlth hlm hls son, IT. M. Mnomaw, Berkley & Bryan, A. Bruco Hunt and Scott, Altlser & Watts. "SHOT XTP" AN ICE-WAGON. Suffolk Youth ITml Ileen Readlng A'ovcla nnd nrlnl.lm. Whlskey. [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] SUFFOLK, VA., January 8.?Hls mlnd polsoned by readlng cheap novols of border llfe and lnflamed hy the contents of a bottle of whlskey, Wal lace Stone, slxteen years old, to-day proceeded to "shoot up an lce-wagon." He flred six tlmes, and ono sllght wound was lnfllctod on Jack Manley.. the negro drlver. There was no known provocntlon or motive for the attack* When hls round of cartrldges was exhausted Stone ordered tho negro to reload the plece for him, but ho re fused. Stono later trled to shoot a small boy, but hls plstol falled to fire. Flnally tho wcapon was taken from hlm and he was locked up. ns was Robert HIcks, who bought the whlskey. DccInreH Dlvlilend. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.1 ' KENBRIDGE. VA., January 8.?Tho board of dlrectors of tho Lunenburg Warehouse and Tobacco Company met here and declared a seml-annual divi? dend of 3 1-2 por cent. on tho pre ferreel stock. No dividend was de? clared on tho common stock, becauso of the fact that tho common stock only carrled an annual dlvldend, and tho company has only boon In oxistenco half a year. It ls now boliovod tliat a good dlvldend will bo paid on tho common stock as well as the 7 per cent. on the preferred. lliirn l.nnt In Flnmex. [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] ?SPOTSYLVANIA, VA., January 8.?A large barn. cornhou.se and stable. all newly bullt, the proporty of Mrs. George W. E. Row, of Chancellor Dis? trict, in this county, together with fifty barrels of corq, twenty tons of hay and all the farmlng Implements, were totally destroyed by fire. The horses and cattle wero rescued from tho barn duriner the burnlng. The total loss ls $2,500. with no insurance. Wlll I.ose nn Kye. [Special to Tho Tlmos-DUpatch.] HIGII POINT. N. C, January 8.? Two negro boys were playing wlth a plstol to-day, when the weapon, in the hands of Charles Brooks, was dls charged. and struck Sam ?? Gray Just above tho eye, fracturlng his skull. Tho negro wlll lose an eye. AVERILL TAKES He Stoutly Denies Being Pres? ent When Father Received Death Wound. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] COVINGTON, VA., January 8.?Evl? dence for the defonso ln the Averlll trial closed thls evening. Averlll was on the stand for about two hours, and showed llttlo emotlon In telllng of the death of his father. Ho denled belng present when tho shootlng; occurred, und wusn't at all confused lji the cross ,exaralnatlon. Averlll stated that hls father waa comlng after hlm wlth a plstol; that he went out of tho house, hls father following; that he went out of the yard and ran up tho road until fro heard a plstol shot. Ho returned to tho house, and found his father wounded. He contradicted witnesses of the prosecutlon, who testilled that ho hud been accused by hls slster of tho shootlng, and had replled that ho dld shoot, but had not shot his father. Tho courtroom was crowdod, and there ls great Interest in tlio trlal. Argument of tho caso beglns Satur? day. VEIIY HADI.Y MIXED VV. llnmptou Bocsn't Know Where It Stand.. Iu Matter ot Ollleinl... [Spoclal to Tho TlmeB-Dlrpatoh.] HAMfTON, VA., January 8.?Owing to tho compllcatlons that have arlsen ovor tho act changlng tlio town of Hampton to a city of tho second class, a commltteo was named by tho City Councll last nlght to take up tho mat? ter of detormlnlng tho date fo? tho next election of clt'y ofllcials. Undor tho old law tho town would havo chosen a Mayor and ten Councllmon noxt June, but lt Is now contondod that tlio city should havo held lts elec? tion last Juno, and that tho ofllcials will hold over for a poriod of fopr yoars by reason of the falluro to have tho election last yoar. The act under whlch Hampton be? como a, city was passed by tho ? last Ijoglalaturo, and lt was supposod to contlnuo tho governmont hore as a town govornmont, although technlciilly Hampton ls a city, There aro many who contond that tho act, lf unconstftutionul, wlll bring about many compllcatlons, and the polltioians aro awaltlng with intorcst tho outcomo of tho mattor, Another imporlunt matter brought out. was that Hampton Is now a elty wlthout ix oharactei}, ulid that tha Mayor has powor to romov.o all offl? cers, but that the Polioe Commlttoo, whloh haa herotoforo had control of tho Folloo Department, cannot try or dlsinlss an ofllcer ou tho forco for any chargo, , The city rocontly deoided to Issuo bon^ls ln the sum of $100,000 for straot ImprovomontH. but It may bo found that the eleotlon was not legal, flNGLO-AFRIGAT IS T0T1L L0S5 She Is Driven Ashore by Galc, and Crew Has Narrow Escape from Death. [Special to Tlio Tlmes-Dlnpatch.l NORFOLK, VA., ' Janunry 8.?Well up on tho boitch, at Smlth Island, Cape Charlos, abandoncd by Captaln An drews, and tho tugs unable to bo of any scrvice, owlng to tho hlgh seas runnlng, lt Is announced to-nlght that tho Brltish steamer Anglo-Afrlcan wlll probably be a total loss. Captaln Henderson and hls mon dld not nbandon tho shlp untll thls morn? ing nt 10 o'clock, whon tho vossol Went on hor boams, and they saw thelr Uvcs wore In great dnngor. In mannlng tho bonts and gottlng away, owlng to hlgh seas hrcak.ilg ovor tho shlp, Rlchard Benriett, the cook, went ovor board, and was saved only after grcat dlfflculty. Tho wrecklng steamer I. J. Morritt sent three boats to tho ald of the crew. Captaln Hnnderson nnd hla crew of thtrty-four men wero brought to Nor? folk to-nlght hy the wrecklng tugs on the scene. nnd were cared for by Brltish Consul Barton Myors. lt was learned that last nlglit tho sovero northeastern wlnds drove tho vossel upon the beach, despite all the nnchors t<ut out, and beforo day sho sprang a' loak, rnpidly filllng wlth water. It was thon rccognlzed that thero was ntf hopo. for tho steamer, and that sho mlght go to pleces at nny tlme. KIgnals were sent up, but owlng to the condltlons boats could not be sent untll after dayllght. Only ono small boat was avallablo on tho wrecked steamer, tho othors havlng boen smashed by tho heavy seas. The captulns or tho tugs doclart that tlie steamer Is boyond salvlng. Tho Anglo-Afrlcan was bullt ln 1900, Is of 2,093 tons roglstcr, nnd was ownod by Lowthor, Latham & Company, of London. The vnluo of tho steamor and cargo ls connervatlvely placed at $350. 000. AVII1 Hcmoilcl Courthouse. [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] CHKISTIANSBURG, VA., Jan. 8.? Tho board of supervlsors met here and decided to repalr and remodol tlio present courthouse. at a cost not to exceed $20,000. and contracted wlth Archltect H. H. Hugglns. of Roanoke, to prcpare plans and speclflcations and superintend the constructlon. The clerk has advertised for blds to be re? celved untll the 15th of February, when tho supervlsors wlll meet to open the same and award the contract. Tho work ls expeeted to be completcd by September lst. A number of cltizen. of Cambria aro making an etfort to havo an election hold and. have a new courthouse bullt there, but thls is stoutly rosisted, not only by Chrlstlans burg, but by the taxpayers of every sectlon of the county, who oppose nbandonlng tho property at tnls place and eroctlng a now courthouse nnd Jall at a cost of not-less thaVi $60.0. o. whlch would nocessltate a bond Issue and nn Increase ln taxos, whereas ar chitects say tho present ono can be made'as good as a new one at one third the cost and wlthout any bond issue or increaso in taxes. Lowest of Wlnter. [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlsp.itc-.] LYNCHBURG. VA.. January 8.?Tho temperature dropred to IU degrees thls morning, thus touchlng the lowest point of the winter in Lynchburg. Tho coldest day hcretofore during the win? ter was on December 24th. when the government thermometer recorded 20 degrees. ,_ So Sundny Concert*. [Special to The Timcs-Dispatch.] NORFOLK, VA., January 8.?Tho Board of Control to-day docllned to authorlzo the holdlng of a concert on Sunday afternoon at tho Academy of Muslc for the beneflt of the Italian earthquake sufferers. They held that tho prohibiting statute Js a Stato law, and that It wns up, to tho courts to grant tho request, however worthy tho object. THEI BLUE AT WASHINGTON Flames Destroy Mill and Ware? house, Causing Loss of Many Thousands. [Special to The Tlines-DIspatch.J WASHINGTON, N. C, January 8.? Thls city was visited thls morning about 4 o'clock by another disastrous fire, whlch broko out ln John iluven's gfiat-mill, a,, largo three-story bulld? lng along the water front, and d? stroyed this, together wlth a largo hay und graln warehouse, also ownod by hlm, a largo warehouse belonglng to Wllllam Bragaw & company, and'flUod with fertlltssers, and tho ginnlng plant of the T. Washlngton Gln Company. Tlie warehouse, as well as tho mlll, being fllled wlth graln, hay and fertl llzers, burned raplifly, and ln splte ol tlie fact that tho local fire department gavo valiant sorvlce they wore com? pletely dostrbyed, Tho total losses have not yot been estlmated, bu.t Mr. Haven's loss, lt ls understood, will easily reach $.0,000, partlally covered by Insurance. Bragaw & Company havo sustalned probably ?2,li0Q loss over insurance. The wlnd liappened to be In a favor? able dlroc-lbn. Otherwlse tho Hotel Loulso, the ofllco of the Postal Tele gruph Company, and a largo part of the business sectlon would havo been do stroyed. , Convlcts Make ENeupe. [Spoclal to Tho Tlmos-Dlspatch.] WASIIINGTON. N. C. Janunry S.-~ Whilo moving tho county convict camr from Old Ford townshlp to this elty six oonvlcts succoeded in oludlng the guards and making thoir escape. They woro Edward Grillln ' and Rolanc Rhodes (whlto) and Gus Vlnes, WH Mack, Jack Staton and Dock Danloh (colorod). Vlnes and Mack returned tc tho convict camp durlng tho nlght anc surrendored, whlle Staton and DanleU wero capturod In this city nnd placec' ln Jall, but tho whlto mon uro stlll al largd. Searching partles have boer lnstltuted and nro now looking for the two white convlcts. Him Over by Trnlii. [Spoclal to Tho Tlmos-Dtspatch.l RAI.i.lGII. N. C. January 8.?Shurpi Pllt,-an aged negro, wus run over bj tho Southern passenger traln, west hound, hero late thls uftornoou nm kllled. Tho englnuor, as tlio traln ap pronched, thought tho negro suw tlu traln and would stop aslelo ln time. A tho lnst mlnuto tho omorgoncy brukc: woro appllod, but lt wus impossihlo ti savo tno old man. A fraoturo of tlu fekuU at tho bnso of tho bralu causei the death. LargCMt StoeL, lleMt Asnortiiiviit, l.mveii 1'ric.a, WOOIHVAUU ?- SON, Itloliiiiuml, Vn, THE thlrd danco of Iho Monday Oerrriari wlll Ue glven ln tho Masonlc Trtmplo from 0 untll 12 on Motiriuy ovenlng, Colonol Jo I.nno Storn load Ing. Tho btillioom wlll be dccanttod ns usual in palms and cut flowers. it Is oxpocted that the Monday wlll bo nn nnusiinily brilliant affair, owlng ,to Ihe present:. of so many y'lsltors in tho city. Mlnn Morftnn to Rntcrtnlii. Mrs. Samucl T. Alorgan and Mlss Morgan wlll bo at horno thls aftornoon rnd ovenlng at a tea from 6 untll 8, and int a rocoptlon from !? untll 11, Invltatlon.. hnve beon Issued to mar? rled frlonds ln the afternoon. At. nlght tho younger sot will bo oiitorlalned. Luncheon YcHtcrtlny. Mrs. Joi.i. ,/. Harrlson was hostosa yesterday aftornoon at n beautiful luncheon glven at her home, 212 West .'rankllu Street, after sho had onter talned her young guests at c.-irds. Co-vers woro lald for eighteen. Cotonlnl Dnmrn Meet. A large nnd intorosting moetlng ot tho Virginia Sncte-ty of Colonlal Dntnes waa held yestcrdny nftornoon nt Woman's Club. Tho question of most Interest for dlscmjslon relatod to tho covenant be twoon tlio different socletlcs of the States. Alrs. Jamos Lyons road tho paper, whlch had boon projjared at tho meetlng of the national socloty ln Washlngton last Novombor. lt. was "voted on and unnnimously adopted 1C the Virginia Damcs yesterday. After tho buslness meetlng Miss Polly Robins sang "Tho Rosos Nowhcre Bloom So Whlte As ln Old Virginia," a State melody whicii nns boon recent? ly set to music by Mrs. Richards. Mrs. Ollver, formerly Mlss Carter, of "Slilrley,'' on Jamos Rlvor, was among the guests, and tho social featuros of tho aftornoon wero very plonsant. For Mlnn Could. One of tho most notablo social events of tho occasion ln Now York was tho dlnner danco gTven on Thursday nlght hy Mr. nnd Mrs. Goorgo J. Gould at tho Plaza Hotol to Introduce their daugh? ter, MTsb Marjorlo Gould. Tho cntlro first floor of tho Plaza was reserved for the danco. Evory nook and corner of tho corrldors and foyer leadlng to tho ballroom on the flrst floor was banked wlth flowors, Amorlcan Beauty roses predominating. A floral arch way marked tho ontrance to the ball? room. Orchestras wero statloned In tho varl? ous corrldors of the flrst floor, and played preceding tlie danco/ TJho dln nor took placo In the ballroom of the Plaza, the guests belng seated at seven tables. Mrs. Klngdon, grandmother of tho dobutanto, was a guest at Mlsa Gould's table, whlch was decorated wlth whlte roses. Mlss Gould hnd about flfty ot her young frlends at hor table. Tho other tables were decorated wlth mauvo orchlds. Mlss Clurkc at Keccptlon. Mrs. L. C. Phillips, of Nowport News. gave a beautiful reception on Thurs? day aftornoon, eonipUmentury to ner slstor, Mrs. Edwurd Gregory, of North Carollna, who is her house guost. The orchestra was statloned ln the hall bchlnd a screen of evergreens, and rendered music durlng tho hours of re? ceivlng, from 4 to G o'clock, durlng whlch tlmo tlio house wus fllled with tho fashionabie folit of Hamp'ton and Old Polnt. Elegant refreshmenls wero servod durlng tho entire afternoon. Mrs. Phillips and slster, Mrs. Greg? ory, recelved in tho parlor, and wero asslsted by Mosdames Edloe. More cock, II. C. Rlchardson, o'f Hampton; W. R. Aylett and Edward O. S'mith. Miss Roso Paramore, of Hampton; .Mlss Adu Haughton, Mlss EUon Abbo, Mlss Ruth and Mlss Hildah Schmelz wero ln tho dlnlng-room, whilo punch ln tho llbrary was servod, by Mlsses Margaret and Ruth Schmelz and Mlss Klmberly, of Old Polnt. Includlng tho many guosls who called was tho entire bridal party of tho McMenamin-Shepherd weddlng, among them bolng Miss Emma Clarke, of this city.. Executlve Committee Meetlng. Tho commlttoo of arrangements for tho presentatlon of "Blbl: A Comedy of Toys," at tho Academy of Muslc February 19th and 20th, under tho ausplces of tlio Home for Needy Con federato Women. wlll hold a meetlng ln tho homo of Mrs, Andrew J. Alonta gue, Monduy at noon. Slxtieth Amilversnry. Mr. and Mrs. Canilllus S. Baker, of Winchester, celebratod on January 2d, from 8 to 10 P. M., thelr sixtlelh wed? dlng anniversary. Tho houso was decorated wlth flowers and evergreen-j, and a large number of friends called to offor congratulatlons. Mrs. Baker wore her weddlng voll and Alr. Baker the walstcoat in whlch ho was m?rrled on January 2, 1S19, in Frederlck, Md., Mrs. Baker having beon before hor marringo, Allss Annie E. Galther, of that placo. Alr. Baker ls eighty-six yoars old, und a flno ex amplo of halo und hearty old age. Personal DIenliou. Dr. J. B. Baker Is the guest ot frlends ln Newport News. Mrs. Harry Frazler has closed her country home in Greenbrior, W. Va., and wlll spond a part of the wlnter in this city. Dr. J. Burton Nowlln wlll bo at 110 Nortli Thlrd Street for tho remuinder of tho wlnter. Miss Loulsa Warfleld, daughter of former Governor, iind Mrs. Edwln War? fleld, wlll aftend tho flrst Philadelphia Assembly. Aliss Katherlno Robertson, after a vlslt of several weeks to Richmond relatives, has returned to Newport Nows, accompanied by her slster, Mrs. Thomas G. Fenton'. Allss Dnlsy AIoss has returned from spending somo tlmo at hor homo, near pakvlllo, Va. j Lieutenant and Alrs. Willlam Henry Shepherd, who woro marrled In Hamp? ton Thursday aftornoon, passed through Richmond on thelr way North. Allss Florenco Sehrleff, who has beon tho guost of Allss Jonnlo Oppleman, of Lynchburg, hus returned to tho city. AU-. R. Taylor Scott, Jr., spont sev? eral days of the Christmas holidays wlth his grandmothor in Warrenton. Alr. l.ewis Staton, who was at homo for tho Christmas holidays, wlth Dr. and Alrs. Staton, has returned to Wll? llam nnd Alary Collogo. Mrs. C, 10. Young, of Lynchburg, Is vhilllng Mrs. E. T. Edwards, hor mother, hore. Mlss Alary Thornton,. ol' Houston, Vn., is spondlng tho wlnter ln Rich? mond, Allss Pour,l Alayn has returned to hor homo ln Scottav.lllo. attor spending somo weeks wlth Rlch mond frlonds, Mrs. Uiisltcrvlllo Brldgofoith and tfrs. C. O'B. Cowardln have boon gtiesU i.t Mrs. J. E, B. Stuart, nf Nowporl -Tows, and ntteudod tho Alartln-NIo neyor weddlng Wodnosday aftornoon. i'rcsldent nnd Jlm, Alilermnn Ent.rtnttlt [Special to 'tlio Tlmos-DIapfttr.h.J CHAULOTTRHVILLI., VA., Janunry i,?-One of the most. deUghlful Moolnl 'iinellons nf tho souson wai tho hihiii.ii illlchil reception glvon thls aftoriioon .'roni i to ? o'clock by I'r.'iildi'nt. und Vlrs. Aldcrmnn, of tho University nf /Irglnln, to tho ruottlty nud oflleura of .hat Instltutloti nnd thelr famlllen, to jrother wlth n fow students, tho heads jf tho vnrlous collogo organlzatlons. I'ho invltatlon llst included 100. Tho iouso wus nttrnctlvely decorated with rroon and pottod plitnts, whlch har nonlzod gradoiisiy wlth tho flnlHh and 'urnlshlngs of tho sevoral i-ecoptlon ?Ooms. Tho dinlng tablo wns partlcu nrly handsome In Its decoratlons nud ippolntmonts. There was ao abund inco of plnk nnd whlto carnatlons and iHpnrngns forns. Alrs. Aldormnn, who Is an experlonced sntertalnor and most charming hostt'ss, ivore a handsome gown of plnk mes iiillno and satln, wlth nrnaments. She wns aanlsted In receivlng her guests by Afesdames Eyster, FItzhugh, Lllo, 'Irnvos, Hancock and Byrd nnd Allss Anna Tuttle. Tho reception wns ,\ notable and elnborute ovent, as aro all if tho functlons glven by President and Mrs. Alderman. ' Auilerxon?Porry. [Special to The Tlmes-Dl.patcfc.l FREDERICKSBURG. VA., January 8, ??Jamos Anderson and Mlss Virginh; Porry, daughter of Alr. and Alrs. Sld* noy Porry, both of StafCord countv. wero marrled nt the homo of the brldo ?? Bev. !?;. u. HurwoU. of tho EplscopaV Church. olllclntlng. Weddlng Annniiiiceil, [Spoclal to Tho Tim .s-DI?pa'.rth.J HPLLODAY. VA.. January 8.?Tha mairjnge of Allss Abble Scott, daughter ?. kejvls Scott. of Clifton. Texas, and Mr. Willia.ii Klml.rough, of Groenwootl, Miss,, is niinounced to tnke place on Tuesday. Janunry 12th, at Belalr, thn. old Scott famlly residenco, near Lew Iston, in Spotsyivanla county, Va. 1'nrhnm?Everetfe. [Special toTho Times-Dlspatcn.3 HENDERSON. N. C, January 8.?On Tuesday. in tho city of Atlanta, Alr. Brooks Parhnm waa marrled to Mr*. Bvorotte, of that city. Alrs. Parham has often visited Hondcrson as a guest of Alr. and Alrs. S. P. Cooper. - .-____ Ilrynnt?Itnndnll. , [Spoclal to Tho Tfmos-Dlapatch.1 I.J},I?.DERICKSBURG' VA. January 8. ?Wllllam Bryant and Mlss Matti. Randall, both of Stafford county, wera mnrrlod Wednesday nlght by Rev. D, J. Shopoff at tho latter's resldonce, nea. Hartwood. Tho couple wlll reslde IK Staaord county. ?? - Mlllfl?Scnrlo*. [Special to Tho Tlmes-DI.patch.J SPOTSYLVANIA. VA. January *.? Arr. Stark H. AIllls and Allss Nannie Searles, both of Spotsyivanla county, wero marrled In Washlngton, D. C. Mr. and Alrs. AUUs havo returned to Virginia, and will reslde ln Spotsyi? vanla county. Cnrjrllle?Anglln. [Spoclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. 1 AURTINSVIBLE. VA., Janunry 8.? Arr. nnd Alrs. J. B. Anglln have Issued Invltations to tho wetldlng reception oC thelr daughter, Agnes Evolyn, and Mr. Charlos E. CnrgUle. on the evening of January 13th, at thoir homo on Star llng Avenue, thls city. Tho weddlng wlll tako placo on the morning of Jan? uary 14th. Alr. Cargltle Is a young buslness man of Johnson City, Tenn. ? Bruce?-Anderson. [Special to Tho Tlmoa-DIspatch.J FREDERICKSBURG, VA., January S, ?Allen Thurman Bruce and Mlss Eva B. Anderson. both of Carollne county, wero married yesterday at tho resl? donce of tho ofllclatlng mlnister, tho Rov. C. R. Crulkshank. nf thnt county. ? - . Webli?Clnrke. [Spoclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] SPOTSYLVANIA. VA.. January S.? Alr. Charles Page Webb and Allss Lot tio Alay Clarke, both of Parker, In Spotsyfvanla county. were marrled at the A.ethodlst parsonago by Dr. George H. Rny, of tho Alethodlst Church. STRANBE DISEASE RESULTS III DEATH Seven Titnes Young- Girl's Skin Peeled Off Before the End Came. j [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] WINCHESTER, VA.. Januarj 8.?Af. tor sufferlng groat agony for a week past, ten-year-old Geneva Roynolds diod at Middletown to-day from lch thoysls, or "flsh skln" disease.l The un usual nature of ,the malady' and the fact that herolc efforts wero made by a number of physlclans to save tha child's llfe aroused conslderable Inter? est ln tlio caso. Yesterday tho skin peeled off tho girl's entire body for tho seventh tlme. All of her hair camo out, and the soles of her feet and palms of her hands cracked and foll off. Tho progress of the disease, whlch ls the flrst on record In thls sectlon, was vory marked for two months. Precautions have been taken to provent contagton. liANDED IN JAU.. C. N. Walker Put Bchlnd Bnrs nud III* Linvyers Itcturn to Illehiuoud. [Spoclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.l GLOUCESTl.U C. TL, VA.. January S. ?C. N. Walkor, who was twico con? vlcted ln tho Clrcuit Coui't of Glouces? tor county for the Ullclt salo of li(|Uor, nnd who at tho last convictlon' had n Jall sentence addod to tho llno', and pondlng un appeal gavo bond for hls appouranco at tho January court be? foro leaving tho county, relegraphed to Judge Cluggott B. Jones; tlmrt. he would appear wlth two lawyers from Rich? mond for the purposo of roopening the. cnse, clalming now evldence. Judgo Jonos ordered tho sherlff to put Walkor ln Jall. Ho ls now sorving his thlrty days. Tlio lawVors returnod to Rich? mond this morning, clalming that thoy had been mlslnformed ns to tho cuse., To Help Enrthnunke Sufferer*. [Spoolal to Tho Tlmes-DI-imlch.] HAMPTON.'VA., January 8.?Colone; Royal T. Frank, of tlio Garrlson; Army and Navy Unlon, has arranged a mlll* tnry bauel and vocal concert for th< purpose of nssistlng tho earthejuake sufferers ln Italy. Tho-concert w.ll? he glvon ln tho National Soldiers .Homo Theatre next Thursday evening. aiul Colonel Thomas T. Knox. governor of tho homo; Colonol George F. E Hurrlson, commandlng oftlcer at Fort Alonroo-. Mayor T, F. Jones, of lliimp. ton; Mayor L. P Furness. of 'Pho.bus. and Captaln G. G. Helner, of Forl Alonroo, wlll occupy boxea at. tho con? cert. Tlio Fort .Monroe and tho Sol? dlers' Homo bnnds wlll furnlsh thn band muslc. AVIII Sturt Stock Kiirni. [Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.l RONBURY, VA, Junuary 8.?The. boatttlful farm of 1.000 ucres, Whltw Hnll, sold somo tlmo ago by Mr. R. E Uli'hardson to Dr. Blackburn. of New York. for |18,000, Is belng groatly im? proved nnd wlll ho turned Into a stock farm. Atr. King. of Now York, is her* making urrungemont.. tu cut tho farnt up ln BOQtlons, whlch wlll bo divided hy many miles of woven wlro. Rrood maros wlll bo shlpped here, tino herd. of sheep and Improved stock of cnttlo. Thls farm ls well adaptort for such purposes ns tho Chickuhomlny Swanm nnis nll thn way for many mllea to tho west of tho farm. Mr. King. the manager. wlll not move hls famlly her, untll June. Thla meiuit. many ' thoua? ands of dollars spont hero ln labor ?nrf liuv rovoments.