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Overby, Choked With Emotion, Tclls Story of Mccklenburg Bank Failurc. [Speclal to Tha Tlmea.Dlspatch,] BOVDTON, VA, February 20.?Tho I 11inl of Caahler Overby waa reaumed . at the opening of court thla mornlng. . Mr, Boudar wiib further examined aa to I thn dlacrepancy botwccn tho bank booka and tho flnanclal atatemont aent by Mr. Overby to tho Corporation Com inlanlon na of Decembcr 7, 1807. After exainlnlng two wtineaBi-u on aome mlnor polnti', the proRCcutlon rasted il? oae'-. Tho defense flrat placed Mr. Overby nn tho atand. Iln wa3 told to tcll tho ?U'holu atory of hla conncctlon wlth the fallurb of tho bank. Major lllaou, jiroBccutlng attorney. objectod, and urged that he (OVorby) bO contlned to the ense at har, which van tlm alleged faltlfloation of hla flnanclal atattsment aefit t'? tho Btate Corporation Commls ilon; nnd that all Irr'elevanl matter u< i xcluded. Overbj/'e Slatenienl. .ludi l'.ui th* tidal >f tl! after u jury, o\ Mr. Cogblll 1i ?rdraw mod th ;ument ln Tuletl the went into a? to the allowlng ?o largo .t ho all tll 11111: .llf' tlio >pcd step, wlth prom waa finally bo nd that he H. He dld i. that he had mada the **.*".; ? 18> tl condltlon of the raaaon for con ectpra tho truo r that u e bank ?e Its doora lon; lalmed that Iu t .,f benefll frotn ardrafta Ot Cog mlght n nol denj atafemei har.k, bul gave fca < eaJIng frotn tho < ondltlon ut thn ii v ould have had to heforo It tlld. 1: nevei' r-jcelved 0110 thu pi 'Hicoda uf th blll. Mr. Overby waa taken through a tny Ing rroer-r.iniclnatloii by tho proae ? i"ion. Ilo waa on the Stand uearly tho enilru cesaloh ol the court to-day. llc wus at tl mrs "durlng hla cxnwilna ith emotion. ?*ero esamlnad to tlon of Mr. Over for tho <"?' ,hey were tl roog Court ndjourned and In dolng to Judge ll prova tho goi by. The ii t ih<:n nnnoum wlth thelr e untll Motidat. Barkadale sald: "OenUeraen, i hope you v.-iu attend church to-morrow, nnd 1 will take you there." Tho Inatructlona to the jury wilj b? agreefl upon thla evenlng between counsel, and Monday the argumcntE will besln. ?*tati;,aii) roit SCHOOES. Board of I'.durntlon \pjirovc* I.onna to l.'ounllca. [Speclal to Tho Tirn^M-Diapatch.) T*Ai,ElGlf. n. c, February 20.?T/10 Htato Board of Edueation haa Juat ap ; im -1 loona aggregatlng 152,000 from - , State loao fund for aldtnu in the l.erturc 10 Siiuday School Woi-ltc?r. Rev. .lohn Hldout will deliver an in itruriive and Intareatlng lecture lo Bunday school workera at the rcguiar quarterly meetlng of the llcnrl'o Bun? day School Inatituto ln the leeUtrc rciotii ?f Grace Church-to-morrow night at S o'clock. bunday school worfcci of othor churclu-s are lnvited to bo tiff. ? ?f a 1 (, NotcI I i.-i iii.i -:. Sllll. 1.- pi is'al to Thi Tunaa-DIspah . . ] INSTON-SAEBM, N. <..'., February A liovcl ei.vi'l ?ult waa infctltuteJ to-day agalnst the Southern Rall for $10,000! 1'. '?. Cook, the plaln allegea mental angulsh as a rcault Southern ogent refualng to check* trunk to Danvllle, Va., upon the that lt contalncd ilquor. Klck Enda Fatally. - [fpcclal to Thn Tlmcs-niBpatch."] 1'AMPLIN CITY. VA., Fobruary 20.? V,"allace Davls, aon of Poter Davis-. aged about elghtecn years, who -waa kicked by n norse yeaterday. nnd had hts lov.-er Jaw broken. dled to-day. jfe wiu be burled Monday ln tho famlly cemetery. taamvMtasBWnVssiaa^^ The Raincoat Store Wc aro offcring cxcepttonal valucy in crttv&Mdttcd and rain proofcd garments for men, women and children. Wc opetied out store Friday, February 19, for the exclusive ealc of our made garments, giving you a chancc to sccurc a raincoat at 011c profit. MeiVs Cravenettes Men'a $10 Ralncoata, of ecrvlceablo ivalerproof muterlal, well rnnde, 111 *r,.<>?. Men'a $15 Raincoats. or beat domeatlc vatorproof fabrlca, ut $7.50. Men'a ?1S Cravanottcs, of Iniportod eloth guarantced Tvat<;rproof, nt $0.00. Women's Cravenettes and Silk Waterproof Coats Womon'B $15 Bltle RubU'/Hzod Waterproof Costa, at $10. Women's $^5 SIIU Coata, newcat stylca and color?, handsomcly trlm ined, at 917.50. IVomen'B $10 Rafhcdata, of good, aerviceabio waterproof eloth, at $i;,5o. _ 1 Guarantee.Raincoat Co. '' THE RAINCOA T S TORE,'' 403 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia. Mail Orders Receive Our Carefvl Attcntion. News of Petersburg Tlmac-Dlapatch Bur??u, 109 North Sycamoro Ktrcet, I'ateTuburg, Va., I'ubruary 20. The salea of lodse tobuccu at tho wiuehousCB Iti thla cltv thla wccls, a:l reported ofllclally by h'tipcrvlaoi; J. B. McCulloch, aggregatod 880,BTB ipounds. an Increaso over the saicy of last wcck. Tho total aalea for tho Hcaaon frotn October l, to February ia, were l,13S,0SO pounds, an lncrease of 1, 131,130 pounds over tho aalou for lho correspondlng pcrlod of laat year. lt is roughly catlmoted that tho ealra thla aeujjon, wlth 25 por cent. of the crop yet to cotne ln, havo nettcd tho plantera ln thla section in the nclgh borhood of (600,000. Tho Dlnwlddle Road Bonrd niet thls weaic at tho county courthouse to con alder tnatters of Importaneo. in con nectlon wlth thu linprovernent of the . road . erpeclally ainco tho vote of tlie people to authorlzo a bond lasuo of 4*100,000 for that purpoao, but ln corfaeq.nence of tlm abaence of eomo of the members lt was declded best to take no detinttfl a tlon*. The forco will be retatned for road work. and tho county Will make application for ita quota of State flnanclal ald, I'ccclvable after March 1. Prlnce George wiU.make application for Itu quota also. Though It hus no convlct forco at work, the county is riolng aotne good work on Ita roada. Cosea Contluued for TtIbI. AVllUatn Smith, negro, is charged with robblng lt. 1*. Taylor. a inerchont ol Turnrr's, Vn , of $55 Jn money. Mr, Taylor bclr.g a compurntivo strangei in tho ctty< got Stnltii to ahow hlm tc a boardlng house, on Eombard Streel Tueaday night Tho followlng morn? lng ho discOvered that- h? had been robbed, and went out in acarch o| Smith, whom ho found iu a bar-room Smith fled on slght of Mr. Taylor and waa arrosted on Wednesday In Rlch mond and brought back here. Ho hac purchaacd a new clothwg outflt. anc :'oino money waa found on hla persou He denlea the theft. but elrcunvstancc; i'latify hia detentlon for trial, whlcl will take plnco on Wednei day. Tho casc-s of throe whlte etrahgers? .1. M. Sutton, U N. Norton and W. T Itobin3on?who are charged wlth a vJ.o> lation of tho State revenuo laws ir peddUng in the clty wlthout a llccnao wero called Iii the Police Court thi: mornlng, but contlnued. They aro al under bond of $100 each for thelr ap pearance. but Norton falled to appna: this mornlng, and hla bond waa du clared forfclted. Tho partloa, lt la al leged, peddlod chowlng guni. canvasa ing from house to house. i.i-iHTai ICetn's, Under instruetlons of Stato Counctloi D. Tt. Smith, ot Rlchmond, of tho Jr O. I". A. M., State ?"ouncll Secretarj Thomajf B. Ivy, of tlils clty, will leavo for tlie Valley to-morrow to dcllver a number of ...::?????:. before the counctla in that eection. Mr. Ivoy ivii] visit I3aslc Clty, btaunton, Mtddle brook, Now Mnrhii't, Hwlft Run and other ptacea during the w?ek. Mr.'f. Lavlnla Stell Bolssoau, wlfo ol THornaa li. Boiiaeau, of thln clty, who '?-''Cd a fillght atroke of paralysiu at-veral days titjo, haa very much Im r.roved ln condltlon. Thero will bo no formal observanco of Waahinffton's Birthday ln tlils clty Edwin \V. Payne, a former woll known Peteriburger, dled yesterday at hls home, in Crowc. Tho body will be brought here to-morrow afternoon for burlal ln Blandford Gemetory. Mr Payno was alxty-ono years of age, and Is survlvcd by one aon, Bdwip R Payno, of thls clty, and threo brothor.i, Charles M., of Crewe; W. T.. of Nor? folk, and J. H. Payue, of Richmond. }i<r.-. w. C. Taylor, D, D., who has been visitlng ln Kentucky during the paat v,-p^k, returned to the clty to nlght. Dr. Taylor addreasad hla old congreraUon nt Frank'ort. Ky., and Vppke ut Ashland in tho Interest of tho Antl-Saloon I/*aguu. Scrinon on Chrlstlnu Sclciicc. I :?-.-.-. J. B. Winn. D. D.. pastor of -.ington Btreet Mctiiodist Church, \ tn hla iicrl?3 of aermons ou "Fada," ! will preach to-morrow niglit on "Chris ; I liglon." it. it<j]fc. wbllo looking after tbe checking of liis daughter'.'! trunkn ut the D inlop Street station of tbe Sea i board Alr Llne Rallway last niglit, fell from tho platform and v.-a:: rjufto pnlufully, though not aerlously, hurt. I The rcguiar inonthly meeting of tho ] Methodlst .Sunday Hchool Assoclatlon Ol thla clty and vlclnlty will bo held Sunday afternoon tn Blandford Church. ?Rov, .r. T. Battin will dciiver thu STILL I.\ FIXCASTLE JAI1.. , Sn l.ongrr DuuKcr of VIolenre ToT?anl IVesro. i [Speclal toThoTlmes-DisnatcH.1 I ETINCASTLB. VA., February 20.?i Fells Chrlstian, tho negro who crlml Inally asaaulted nnd murdered Annio May Dobbs at c-ion v.'ilton Thuraday and waa yesterday sentenc^d to deuiii by Judge Anderson In tho Clrcult Court Ihere, la sjlll a prlsoner ln the Finenstlu ! Jall. Itfhad been expocted that he would be rushed to the ponltentlary |at Richmond na qulokly aa poaaible, owlng to tho Intensity of the feellng against. hlm, but 10 oulckly was tbe excltement allayed after sentonco of death had been pronouueed that unduo haate becamo unnecessary. Whlle there la atill much feeling on tlie part of tho people here and ut Olcn AVilton, it ta n->t oi' a nature which tends to ward vlolonco, ruid all dangor of that is iiuw bellevcd to be pa ;t. Thla evon All the Sbes of a Boston Factory Beginning lo-morrow promptly at 9 o'clock I will put on sale the entire stock of a Boston factory. ; Among the big values will be 1,000 pairs of Ladies' Patent Leather and Vici Kid Pumps, Oxfords and Gibson and Sailor Ties. This is a Great Sale?a Money-Saving Sale! Ladles' Oxford and Gibson Tic patent kid. worth $1.00; itin g), Fasta A to E; my clearing ?Z.v' prlco . t Ladles' Gibson and Si^Ioi' Tie light and dark tnn; worth ?*} Ai 54.00 per palr; iny cloar- jOi.1l' Ins prlco . r i.ot Ladles' tjhoen, topt;, btitlon, pluln tlps; worth tfl.ot'; prlce. Lot of $4.00 PumpB, black and lan and patent leather. somo it??*? ?\(\ havo anklo strapa; my tOZ.S|l| prlco only . .(?????? ? Lot Dorothy Dodd nnd Qneon Qualitv ShooE, genulne $3, J3.50 and S-I.Ofl gradeSJ my price cmly . patent cloth only or my Lot of $1.00 rump.s, light ta.n and very smart; my clearing out prlco. &oo palra of Pumps, reg ular $4.uo danclng pumps; my price . Ladles' Os Cords, $3.00 patent leather; my prlcrc 5 $2.00 k and lan $2.00 id Queen $1.98 Ladles' Patent Lcatlier Ties, vici kid. eusy wea'r-' ing, plaln tues; my pricc. Liiiilos' Sllppcra. houst stroet wear, ruSbor insid worth ?l.a0; niy Tvrice. Clillclriiii'a School "Shoes, l buttou, ran aud hlaek, nll i alises; worth Jl.tiO aud ; ?Jl.TBl my prlOO, l?1.00 and ' $2,001 $1.98 .50 75c i .-..iul .25 Ladles' One and Two-Stran Sandals, vlci kid; worth $.1,50: my prioe. l.OOO palra Ladles ux- dv forde, tsoft, dreasy leather; TS Worth ja.wi my pricq.... t i- il Wliite Canvoa Sllp'. ?**?' 85c ?th Si ? ii : md prlco i only. 100 uaim Mon'a fcJhooa, ?ouii'.k tai auii calf; worth $3,00 per patr; uiy price.. 100 palra Men's 34." patent, kid and c-oit, bluoher anil buttou; my prlco only . 50Q palra Mon'.- Work Shoes; worth $:.'.0t) per pulr; iny pi'lco onj. \Lt,lfd Do Not Miaa the Big Chance the King of Shoes Gives You for Securing Bargains ALBERT i Fifth and Broad Streets ICing of Shoes ng lt wan etafcd nt thf* Jsil thnt Chrlw luri WrUilu hn t:ik<.n to Illdimond ns oon aa a firuard arrlved for hlm, but ?ono of tho offloori would inako a itntomont tui to when thnt would bo. LATEST WAR SGARE (Continued from Paire Onn?-Column 1.) be taken Wlth a grain of aalt it in rllfflcult to aco how nituatloiiB can bo n.volded ln whleh the humlllatlon of the idminlstratlon at tho hand* of tha Lorda and by-olectlona would force nn ippeal to tho country unloaa all aensa if rtlgnity and sclf-rcnpect bo aban doned. FOR THE BOYS Prlnie Mlnlaler Bncka Ibe llovwinrut for Cvutlntintlon Mcliouln. rspeclal Cabte f> Thi Tlmiis-Dlspateh.J LONDON, Fobruary 20.?A strong movement, whicli has tho co-pporatlon of tho Prlmo Minlstor, to kcep boys ln continuatlon achools untll thoy reach tho age of eeventoen, Is on foot. Mr. Asriuith. tho Promler, in an ad dreaa on thts suhject, favore.l ralslng tho ago of cxomptlon and eompulsory atlendanco at ovenlng classos, saylng that tlio poor la.w majorlty and mlnor Ity reporta agreed on the queatlon of boy labor. The govornment, hc sald, hoped lo be ablo beforo long to give legfalatlva' eanctlon to tho auggeu tions made by tho doputatlon. CRY FOR HELP Frcnch Importcrs to Amerlca ln Fcor of tho Tarlff. [Speclal Cablo to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] PARIS, February 20.-^L Oruppl, Mininter of Commorco, recelved to-day an Importnnt dcpmtatlon of Frencli cxportcrs to tho Unlted States, repro seiitlug nianufacturers of glovoa, por celain, glass, laco. perfumna, feathcrs an.i food produets and of tho Com pagnla Trnnsatlantlque and other Important Intereata, who oxpressed fear that tho declslon of the' Ways and Means Commlttee of the chain hcr to lncrease tho tarlff on Amor Icat) goods on an averoge oe ;o per cent. an against ono of 10 per cent. on Kuropoan good3 would havo a dlsao trous effect on American trade. Fur? ther they aakod that tlio French gen eral tarlff should be lowered by con vcntlona to a mtnlmum. partlcularly wlth regard to tho Unlted States, SOCIETY Ity LONDON Kinff und <Vneen Attend >lnilncc by Some boclety Amntcurn. [Speclal Cablo to Tho TImea-Dispateh.) LONDON, February 20.?Fancy dress balls and amart amateur Iheatrlcala have been tho order of tho week. Ar tlata, American and English, unlted ln maklng a suecoss of tho Chelsea Art Club ball, which waa glven at Covent Gsrdfln. Tho Olynipia aud American rollor sk&ting rlnks joined ln a costume car nivai, where ri.ooo akatera ln costumo made a romurkable slght. The Klng and Queen attonded a luat Incc at tha Bhalteabury Theatre, whero roclcty nmateiirs acted and sang. It waa .i rmart gatlitring, If not much of a performance. Arnong the Americans - nt were Lady Granard and Ledy Craven and Mra. Ridgely Onrtor, Mra. Anthony Drox??l und Mtri. Harry llig^i ' ? ' 'il programa wera at remarkable prices. Tne proceeda ot tho 'iniertalnment went to i: Royal Ear Hospital. Mrs. Cloman and Mr?. Olbson, both of tho American Kmbassy, havo been among the town hostesses. Mr?. Cloman opened bet new resldence with a reccption Frlday afternoon. Brldge Waa played by manv of tho gue.-U;<. whlle others Ustened to oxcellont music. Many of Mrs. Cloman's compa triott ivore present. i "!-.? Nawoorougfti gave the flrst of a aerlea of Infornuil iuncheons yester? day. Lady Bateraan, .sir Oltbert nnd Lady i'.irker and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Covoritry wero aome of the gnesta. Mr. Brugulere has boen entertainlng largely at Corsham Court. which ho haa leased Iroia Lord Methuen. His rn thor acts aa hostesp. Another ncwconier ln Anglo-Amer ican soclety la tho Counteas Poppen lielm, who ia also a oharmlng hOBteas, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Orr have taken a town houso for tho season. Mra. Bradley Martin has postponoo her departuro from London untll ne::! week. William Waldorf Astor has gone tc his vllla at Sorrento, whero ho ex pects a number of frlends to joln hlm. Ambassador Rcid ontertaiued ilftj guests at dianer at tho ombassy las niglit. Mrs. Carter acted us hostess Ii the abaence of Mrs. Reid. The guesti Inoluded tho ministera to tho Argeu tiue, Brazll and Chtlo, Irving V. Dudley tlie American Ambassador to Br.izil and Mrs. Dudley, Commander and Mrs Otbbon?, Captaln and Mrs. Cloman Cralg Wadsworth. Mrs. Charles Emorj Smith, Mrs. Ronalds, and Mrs. Wilson A long tablo wau beatitlfully decoratei with plnit and red roscs aud largi ) Bilver bowls. KING WOULD FLY Alfouso I* Grcatly Interestcd lu >\ rlsln Brothers' Aeroptaue, PAC, FRAtfCE.", Feb. :?.~King AJfonsc was present at the Ilylng fleld hero to Say nnd wltnessed the nights ot' the Wrisrht brothcra, thu Amiu-ican aero planii ls, It had been generally beiievct Lhat R]h niajosty would venture aloi't oi o;n: of the t'rlps, but he did not tfo so am U becn'mo Itnowo before leavlng Spaln h< had promlsod Queen Vlctorla and Premloi Maura tbat hd would not go up into tht alr under any cireunistanccs. Hls majestj evlnced tbo groalest interest in the acro plano as mi enfilna of war nnd deplorec the fact Uial. hc could not hictke a trla illsht. HOUSES FOrTDESTITUTE LleuteuHut-Camuiandcr Bclkuao Gect lu Reeelve Theiu. [Spoclal Uao.u to x m; inncs-lJIspa.tcli.l ROitlU, i-'eui'unry 30.?Lloutenant Commander LeiKnup, tlio Atiierlcui naval uiiaehe. la going to Naplea n tsiKo o\ < r iho 3iUoO ivooclon house sent by iiio Ariierieun govornment fo i.-ai-iiiqi'iiki; ,-iiiUevei:'. Ahoilt three luiiiK iii tho houaes are destlned fo iMi,-:-..-? un, where sprfce of them will foni e atreet ln tlio new clty, which wll probably reeelve an American name The I'oat will be et-ected ln a new vtl lako apburh, which ivlll b<> natuei yienu. Tlio other two-iifths will forl ii Klto near Reglo dl i.'tilabrla. Th LtuiLin govorntnent i^ fu.rnlab.lng f;i I'ilitj.-'-i tor unloadlng and transport irik; tlie liousea, an.i i-. ill also co-oper aco ln tho building. Comniander Beiknap will ensage IB earpeutei'ti lll N&plas, who will wor! under two American master carpen ut,?, who aceompany nach enrgo. Th uommander hopea tnat an iu.-> house will be UP wHhiii ii ni'inth. The tlrs slilpnient la due ?? Naploa to-movrow. OPPRESS~C0RSET Cui-Micu Sjlvn, ttucen oPKouiunuln, tni tlutcM Cruattde Agulnat Tbvuu. [Spooial Cublo to The 'ftinoa-Dlup.-iteh.i BERLIN, February 2L'.?Bueiiurcs tojegt'am^eay that Queen Ell/.abeth o Roumanlo (Oarrnen Sylva). haa illltl ated a crusndo agaluet tJpraats, 8h hay laaued a mantfesta wdrtyeesed t tho womon aud glvls of Sprope, an I which slin appenli to tliom\tu boycut I the inlurlo'iia tirtlole of drea* Sho potnta out lliat the dorsot dl.-i I arrangoa tbe beuuty and tntllcta nei-l i ou? Ininrv. Slio USKS mothern to Instl iutu tlieir ilaugbtuvs prol'ounU dVdiii Hearty at 76. Mr, and Mr*. David Thompson, of Peekskill, N. Y., praiae Duffy'a Pure Malt Whiskey aa the "beat tonic" for the old. Mr. Thompson is 76 years old and Mra. Thomp? son is 73. Both are strong and vigorous, thanks to Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey, which cured Mrs, Thompson of dyapepsia, after yeara of intenae suffering. "Mrr.. Thompson and myself have used Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey the last year or more, and find it the best tonic for tho aged. We aro in the best of health, and I myself can do a good day's work every day. I ani iu my 76th year, and take the tonic twicc a day. "My wife had suffered from stomath trouble for years. and tricd many kinds of medfetne, untii two years ago, when she thought she would try Duffy'** Pure Malt Whiskey. Slrt was rclievcd at oncc. She still continues to take it, and says there is nothing likc it for dyspepsia. "Mrs. Thompson is 7$ years old, and boasts of the best of health aince taking your medicinal whiskey."?Mr. and Mrs. David Thompson. Every testimonial is guaranteed gen uine, and is publishcd in good faith with full consent. all Whiskey Many men and women, who have almost reached the fourscorc mark, tcll the same story as Mr. and Mrs. Thompson about what Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey has done toward rencwing, their youth and keeping them vigorous, halc and hearty, and in possession of all their facultics. As a Ieading doctor says, the secret of the wholc thing is that Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey, if taken as prescribed, drives out all disease germs, invigorates the brain, enriclies the blood, quickens the *circulatiorf and prevents decay and old age. This wonderful remedy has been extollcd throughout the world for what it has done for suffering humanity. The success of Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey in curing disease has caused many unreliablc dealers to put up substitutes and imitations with which to fool the people, claiming that their sub stitutes are just as good as Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. j C.WTIOV?Wlii'ii you nilt your ilrtip-srlnt, grocer or deuler for DuflTy'a Pure Malt Whlaker be aure you tfet *he ?tcnulnr. lfi tlie only iitisnliit.-t y pure inrdlolnnl mnli whiskey, aud Ih nold Iu large nealcd lioHIri only: never ln bulk. 1'ricc $1.00. I.oiik for llic trade-mark, tlie "Old ('liemlntl<* on the label, and mnl.i- nurc tbe Mcnl over the enrtt tn uiibrokeri. Wrltc Couiulting I"li j slclutt, Uufl v Muli Wliiskcy Co., llocucatcr, .V. V., for frec llhistrnted medical uooklctt and frec doctor'n ndvlcc. MH. AND arRS. DAVID THOlfPSON. of the corsct. Tlie manlfesio printed in a dozen langur.gcs. CASTRO IS OUT Hlgh I'cderal Court of Veneniela Dc cldca AKOin.it Hlm. CARACAS, Fobruary 1% (vla Wll Icrhstadt, Fobruary 20).?Clprlano Cas tro haa loat hia tltlo as President of | Venezucta, tho Illgh Fedoral Court hav? lng rcndered a decision that swfllcloiit evidenco hnd been prcscntcd In tho stilt brought agalnst him by tho Attornoy Oi neral at the instaneo of Benor Al rantara. Mlnleter of the Interlor, on tho charge ot havlng uttempted to ??ring about the asaasslnatlon of Jttan Vleente Goniez, tho actlng President ln its declslon tho Hlgh JVderal Court tranafora tho auit to the Crimlnal Co i ;, and declares that Castro, ln con aequence of tho dlsclosures, ta con titiuionally cuspended from th? prost dency. Tfce ault to brlng about the constl tutional reinoval of President Castro ?yaa inatltutcd several weeks ago ut the Instance ot tho Mlnlator of the Uiterlor, whoao cor.inuirilcation to the Attorpey-General un thls subject waa aci impanlcd by a large tiuantlty of dooumentary evldenoe relatlng to tha alleged Dlot agalnst the llfo of Gomeii. The rhJnlBtor declared that the doeti monts ahowed that thls plot waa tlie II 01 uggestlons, ndvice and or dera Of General Castro. Castro, who has recovered from an opcratlon whlch lt,. underwent at a prlvate sanatorium ;u Borlin, left that clty yeaterday for IDreeden, where lt ia his Intcntlon to ; make a. prati -icted alay. SUFFRAGETTES ACTIVE Advcrtlac iTbey Will Attoinp* to See I'rcmlcr Asnuiyj^ i LOXDOX. Feb. CO.?The sitffragtttea ? I havo adopted a novel method for udver tising the demonstratlon they are plun ' ning for Feb. 24. Throughout tho day a ' uombre-looking vehlcle, aupnoaed to rep ? sent a pollco van, in whlch was a man '. in a policemau's nntforin, waa clrlven along tin- n-.alti streets. Tho wagon was ; decorated with the Buffragetto colors uml ?eacortod by n number of women carryiug 'jbanners. announolng that a deputatlon would assemblo tho 24th and proceed lo I the house of'commons iii an cftort to see Premlcr Asquith. MINiSTER TRANSFERREO , Iiarou MoucUuner, Rep.reaenttng Bol Ktumi Goea to Coustiuitluo^le. , I BRUSSELS, Pebruary -0.?Baron i Monphnuor, the Be'glan mlnlster to j I thi L'tiiti'd SJatoa. haa been transfcrrcd ' to Constantlnople, 1 He v.ill be sucoeeded at Waslilngton i ; by Oount de Bulsserct Steenbecque. ro contiy Beigian mlniater to Morocoo. whoso appolntment also was announced to-day. Bnronens Is American. WASHINGTON, D. C. Februnry 20.? Bnron Monchauer camn to Wasiilngton November 7, 1001. Baroneaa Monohaur is an American, tho daughter Ot Powell Clayton, of Arkanaaa. NEW B00KS RECEIVED Dr, -?. R. Mcllwaine, the State Libra rlan, has recelved tho followlng books for tho titate Llbvary: "The Buttlo of Franklln," by R, W. Bank?, 1908. "Tho Battle of the Mtcrobes," 1D08. ?A Blbllography of H, D. Thoreau," by F. H. Allen, 1003. "Bookblnding and tho Caro of Books," by Douglas Cockerell. 1008. "A Coller.tion of ShorL titorlos," by Ollbort Parker and othorr, ln Now York Point for bllnd readers. "Colonlal Records of Goorgia." Volu, IV. and XVII., 1003. "Co-operatlon at Home aud Abroad," by C. F> Fay, l'JOS. "Correlatlon of the Physleian and tho Layman," by AV. F. Drcwry, 1008. "Tho Decay of Pcrsonal Rlghts and Guatnntees," by R. B. Byrd. 1008. "HIStpry of tho Clty of Frederlcks burg." by S. J. Qulnn, 1S0S. "How to Grow Mushrooms for Mar? ket," 1908. "An Jnvaslon of Expreis Companics," by x. m. .. tlilama. 1908. "Mytha and Legonds of tho New \ork Stato Iroquola," by II. M. Converso, 1008. "I-Tactlcal Bookblndlna." by Aduui Taul, 1003. "Proceedlngs of tlio Southern Edu catlon Association," 190S. "Raco Adjustment," by Kelly Miller, 130s'. "Ranuolph-Macon Monthly," Octobcr, 10011; May, 1007. "Kovolutlonary Records of Georgla," Vols. I. to IH? 1008. "San Joso Scale," by A, E. Stone, lioos. i "SUanirock Land," by P. J. .lonea, i 100S. "Some .Common Disinfcctunts,'' by ! M. Dorset, 1908. "Tho University of Virginia," by D. \U, n. Culbreath, 100S. "Virginia f'ounty Names," by Charlea M. Long, 130S. "Worcester. England, and Worcester. Massaehusotts," by f>. ?. Green, 100S. "Writlngs of American Hlstory. 1000," by G. G. Gurdiner, 1008. "Ye'ar Book ot* National Eduoaiion Association," 1003. OFFICIALS EXONERATED C'ondamneil for l.i-ttlnR Contrncta, hut >i> tiruft Ia Showu. WHEELING. W. VA.. Fcb. *X.-Tho West Virginia loglslatlvo commlttee, whlch recently Inv-jstigatt'd the Slound vlllo (W. Va.) penltmitlary, to-day made pllblio Its report. The ofnclnla aro con tlomned for nilscomluct In lettlng con tracts. but are ex'jneratcd from tho chargos cf graft. Ordcra to Offlcera, t. >. *\. Navy Dep&rtment, Bureau of Navlgatlon, Waslilngton, February 1?, 1303. Tho following ordcrs have been ls aued: Mid.'hlpmun G. K. Calhoun?Dc tacheU spectal temporary duty Bureau of Navlgatlon, Navy Dopariment, Washlngton, D. C, etc; to temporary duty "Bagley." Paymastot' 0. Et. fc'anfoid?Dftaclvl duty us pay offlccr of "Naw Jeraey," March lf., 1909; to home, aettle ac? counta and walt ordor.^. Paymaater'a Clerk 11. A. A.?hton?Ap polntiuent a- paymastcr'n elork In thu navy, duty "Xew Jer.sey," revoked. Paymaater J. W. Morse?r>etachod duty navy yard, Boaton. Muus., etc, March 10, 1909; to duty as pay offlccr in ".v-jw Jeraey" aiarch 15. 1909. Paymaater 8*. G. Pyne?Detached duty navy yard, Now York, N. Y.. etc, March 10. 1909; to duty fis pay offlcer Of "CVeorsIa" March 16, 1909. / Assistant Paymaater e. II. Van Fat t'en?Detached duty aa pay olBcer of "Oeorgla," March 15. 1909; to home, sfcttio accounta and walt orders. Paymaater'a Clerk G. G. Schwoiaer? Appolnrment aa a paymastcr's clerlc iu tho navy. duty "Georgla," revoked. Paymaater'8 Clerk F. M. Varrell?Ap polntcd a paymaater'a clerk ln the navy, duty navy yard, genancola, Fla, J. E. PIIXSBURY. Chlef of Bureau. ILLEGAL C0MBINATI0N President Should Not Have Saactloneil T. C. ?fc I. Ueal, Sujs Commlttee. WASHINGTON, Fcb. 20.-Tho conclu slon reached by Senator Klttrldge, who has prepared a report of the InveBttgatlon of tho TenneKsee Coal und Iron Com? pany'a nbsorpUon by tha Unlted Statea Steel corporation Is that the merger forms a comblnatlon ln reatraint "of trade, and that President Roosovelt had no authorlty of law to sanctton the cteal. Thls report will ho submltted to tho sub-commlttao of the commltteo on judiciary at a meet ing to bo held lato In the day. and If adopted lt uiuy forni tho baala ot an order to the departmetit of justice to lit'ins' actton agalnst tho ateel corporation under the Shermuti anti-trust law. OT TO eOMPETE BUT TO EXCEL ^jfg\.^j ,!_-?5TgeBa.3a.~',irni?tcC^-.. uau ^s?g|gsr* jfediiati ^Oilg/sw Ask for fsvurnan. Everywhere gw^ HANCOCK C1GAR CO., Distributors, Richmond, Va.