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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA.
SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS Decisions Handed Down at Richmond Yesterday. SEVERAL INTERESTING CASES I'ortytw/o t'uvcN Will He Heard lit llio .11 itrcti Term-- llmii'il ol MllltcrVlS pruofBIoulgoitiory County vs. Tul? IihiIm-a Nurloilt < nn' -l<)'i|c|ibnrc f'ngo- Wright vi, Independcure Nmioii.il itmiU. 'JTt; (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond. Vs., I-Vb. S.?A very im? portant case, decided by the Supreme Court of Appeals of YirK.mii to-day. was that of the Hoard of Supervisors of Montgomery county v.s. w. I'. Tal lant. The appellcee Is a merchant. His Invested capital was assessed by the Commissioner of the Revenue of Mont? gomery county. lie resisted payment on the ground that such taxation was Illegal in view of his having paid his license tax QS a. merchant. The ques? tion to be decided was. does the State assess with taxes tho capital employed by a merchant In his business? The opinion, which is exhaustive, and able, j holds that he does not. The opinion j holds that the language of the statute requiring merchants to pay license makes it perfectly dear that tho law docs not contemplate the taxation of their Invested capital: Indeed, the words ln-the seciiau?of?th??^Ji' re? fer led to make it clear It should nol be tin assessed, declaring "the sums im? posed under and l>y virtue of this sec? tion shall he in lieu of all taxes, for State purposes, on the capital ai tually employed by sa|t| merchant or mercan? tile firm in sin! business." To ipake (Mill clearer Hie Intent tin; same Sec? tio)) provides what shall be construed us capital, and says: "All other property held by such mer? chant pr Arm Shall he listed ami taxed us other properly," again excluding the Idea that the capital employed by the merchant shall he assessed for taxa? tion. The opinion states that prior to iiti the capital employed i.y merchants in (heii1 business was assessed for tax at Inn. hut In that year an act was passeii containing the provisions found in the present act, providing for a li? cense Instead of assessment of capital. The constitutionality of tho act was assailed, but the .supreme Court held that the Legislature had the right to determine whether the business of thu merchant could he readied by tin- ad Valorem system ur nol, and to adopt tin- policy of requiring a license in its Stead, flu appellant relied in pan. at least, upon Article X, .Section I. of tin? Htaie Constitution, which declares that all taxes shall he uniform, and that all real and personal property shall be taxed. Tin- provision of the Coda that "he i the commissioner) ?hall ascertain from each person in his district, city or town, tin- amount of capital invest? ed, used or employed in any trade or business, not otherwise taxi d," wan al? so relied upon by I be board. The opin? ion admits that read by Itself this Clause would appear to supp U't Hi ? c in? tention of Hie board. Inn holds that, construed with the other provisions of the I;, ,use low quoted, it was clearly not the duty of the commissioner to assess the capital fur State purposes, and consequently not for county pur? poses. The Legislature lias expressly refrained frmn taxing stich capital for State purposes, ami has not authorized Its taxation for i?i unty purposes. NOrtPt >LK < 'ASK. Judge John W. Itlely pi-snared ihe opinion in Dnwes vs. N'cw York, Phila? delphia and Norfolk Railway Company, from the Law and Chancery ?'eint of" Norfolk, which Involved the construc? tion of neotiqn 3.834 of the Codf. re? garding the extension of time in which suits may be brought. The oninloh holds that ihe se, ihm applies t i ac? tions which for ,-p,- -ill ? eatis:al'iled. THE EXCELLENCE Of SYRUP OF FIGS is due not. only to the originality und .simplicity of t he combination, but also to the earo nid skill with which it is manufactured by scientific processes known to t he Ca 1.1 foils'i .a FlG SvrtOP Co. only, and wo wish to impress upon all the Importance of purchasing tin; true and original remedy. As the genuine Syrup of Pigs is intinufacl tired by the CA bit oknia Pia Svnyp Co. only, a knowledge of that fact will nssir.t one in avoiding tin; worthless imitations manufactured by other par? ties. The high standing of the Cat.i i'okhia Pia SvitUP Co. with the medi? cal profession, ami the satisfaction which tlie genuine Syrup of Pigs has given to millions of families, makes the name of the Company a guaranty of ihe excellence of its remedy, it y, far i.i udvancq of nil other laxative^ us it acts on the kidneys, liver and bowels without irritating or weaken Jpg them, and it does not pripe nor nauseate. In unit r to get its beneficial effects, plett^o remember the num? of tlio Company ? CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. ?an FitANt'urn. Ca). JLnL'I., Kg. NEW TOItKa N. V. and to actions commenced within due time, In which Judgment for the plain tiff wns arrested or reverssJ upen a ground which does not preclude a new action for the sume cause, and j rovldej that a new action or suit may he brought within one year after su. I: abatement or arrest, or reversal >o' Judgment. The court holds all Ute? terms inapplicable to stilts In equity. The court regrets having to. affirm Ihe judgment of the lower court, and adds, "Itu lex scripta est." LYNCHRURQ CASE. ' Wright vs. Independent e National Bank, of L>ynchburg, Involved several points of the law of negotiable paper. \V. P. Roberts gave his note, payable to H. i>. Wright or order, at the Trad? ers' Hank. Wright endorsed it to the hank und it was endorsed to and held by the Independence Bank, with other notes, ns collateral to sc uro the pay? ment of a note duo H from ilie Trad? ers' Bank. After the Independence Bank had brought actions at law on tho notes held as collateral, including the note BUed on. the bank made u verbal contract with the Traders' Bank by which it was agreed that if the lat? ter would curtail its note to $1,000 the plaintiff (the Independence Bank) would nil iw the Traders' Bank to give a tiew note for that sum, payable in thirty days, and dismiss all the suits upon th.- collaterals upon payment of court costs and attorney's fees. The terms were complied with by the de? fendant. The chief question considered by .Judge Buchanan, who prepared the op? inion, is whether an agreement for In? dulgence, which will discharge .a- re? lease the lirst endorser, can be made with any other person than the maker of tlie note, or principal debtor. The court holds that it cannot. In conclu? sion the opinion says: "The agreement tolled on in this case having bei n made between the holder of the note (the plaintiff) and the last endorser upon il. did not prevent the lirst Indorse!' (.the defendant) from paving the debt and proceeding at once against the maker, or from exercising any rights which a surely may assert for his protection against Iiis principal. The agreement did not discharge the lirst endorser from his (lability on. the note ami fur? nish, d no defence i?g ilnst the plaintiff's recovery."_The judgment of the lower court is a (Iii med. FROM HALIFAX. ? in September 21. 1802, "'. B. Balloti conveyed to It. W. Law son. trustee, a certain mill property to secure the Hank of South Boston $2,000. The .Iced was md recorded until April 14. 1803. ? in April 12, LSun. ?'? B. Uallou convey? ed th. same property to J, M. Carring lon and II. .1. Walk|ns, trustees, to se? cure numerous creditors. Tills last deed was recorded April 13, 189ft, one day be? fore the dee.i given to l.iw.-m. In a short time Carringmn and Watkins proceeded to ex.-. ute their deed by ad? vertising Ihe property for sale. On .May IV. IS!)? an injunction stopping the sale was Issued upon the ground that Carrlugton and Watkins had notice of the do.d for the benefit of the appel? lees, Ihe Lank of South Boston, and that therefore neither they nor the beneficiaries under Iheir deed had ac? quired priority over appellee by Its re cordation. The court held that the beneficiaries under the Carrlugton and VYatkin's deed took in subordination to the Hank of South Boston. The case comes up on appeal front the Circuit Court of Halifax county, ami Judge Harrison writes tin opinion thai sus? tains the d>.i.c of tin' lower court. Aftern lengthy dis. usslotl of the duties ami p.,weis of trustees, and the rights of creditors. Ihe opinion says: "Un? der the settled law of this State Har? rington and Watkins case, under tlie deed in question, purchasers for value and under Ihe facts proven they are purchasers with notice, for they Were, confessedly, at ihe time of the execu? tion and recorda I ion of the deed to them, fully possessed of ilie fatal knowledge of the Iiis: deed, which made tile second deed subordinate to the lirst." Several other points ,,f tlie law of deeds with, reference to the priority of tee ?rdath.ii are discussed. Th.- net of the Legislature (acts 1S95 'fM, p. f?S0, Is construed. Th ? contention is that this act is a remedial, curative and validating statute, ami thai it was in the power of Hi,. Legislature to m?ke? lt retroactive so as to . tiro any defect in the reoordation of the tleed in ques? tion. In an aid.- ills USSiQII of the pow? er of the Legislature to enact retroac tlxe legislation, the court says I: his -wm ti?priw,-? r?niium Pi totti?irrntTB irrer though such laws may affect a certain class of vested rights, A Judgment is a vested right of property that cannot lie affected by a retroactive law. The opinion says the contention lha; the ef? fect of the statine in question is not to Impair the validity of the jiidgiii ait, hut only to ipqdify ihe remedy for its enforcement, is untenable." If then the lien of a judgment be, as con;, tided, says, the opinion, a mere remedy for en? forcing the judgment, the statute which gives thai remedy forms a part of the contract for tit., lien, und any law which takes away sunh a remedy im? pairs the obligation of a contract. In concluding the very able . pinion, Judge I Inn ison quote s: "You take my house, when you do lake i ile pi o| , rty. Thai doth sustain my hop so. You take my lite. When you do take tile moans wlleivby I live." Judge Keith dissents from so milch of Hi,- opinion as atlliins tin- decree ap? pealed from on Hi,, question on cross appeal under rule nine. The deer, e of ihe low. r court Is tif li; med. ? PROAI HENRY COUNTY. Judge Riely wrote ihe opinion nflirm Ing the Circuit Court of Henry in the case of tiie New York Life Insui in Conn any vs. Davis nr.,I others. John W. 'i'. Davis took out two policies ?.! his life, ono for $1,000 and the other for $5,000. These policies were for the benefit ''is estate, and both wore as? signed on Juno 27, 1895, to W. w. Les? ter, who had adv.iih . ,1 (he premium on each policy. On February 21, 1896, Davis died under circumstances Indi? cating poison and suspicion pointed to Lester, who was arrested and acqUitfC '.. in ihe meantime the father of Davis filed his bill to enjoin Lester from col? lecting and the insurance company from paying to him. and to compel the payment of the policies to the adminis? trator of Davis. The father qualified as su. h administrator. The company resistotl q|] liability up? on the alleged ground iii.it Lester per? suaded Davis to jpsure his life; that he had at that tinie formed the purp ?sc to procure Ihe assignment, and that! Iiavl.i was killed by Lester. The court holds that while some facts and circumstances were shown in evi? dence, which tend to excite .suspicion, that there was same foundation for the accusation "f the company upon a care? ful consideration of all the evidence it I falls short of ifcat clear and satlafac lory proof required to establish fraud. The lower court, by Its decree, forfeit? ed to the company an amount equal to the premiums paid by Lester and only decreed the residue of the policies to be paid to the estate of the Insured. The evidence, the appellate court nays, does not Justify, nor public policy re? quire a device more favorable to the appellant. Therefore, the decree must be atilnned. SUMMARY. Judge John W. Rlely. New York Life Insurance Company vs. Davis. Circuit Court of Heury coun? ty. .Mllrmed. Dawes vs. New York. Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad Cpmoany. Law and Chancery Court city of Norfolk. Antrim d. Judge John A. Buchanan. Wright \s. Independence National Bank. Corporation Court city of Lynch burg. Aflirmed. Judge George M. Harrison. Merchants' Hank of Danville vs. Ital? ien et :1s. Circuit Court of Halifax county. Aitlrmed. Hoard of Supervisors vs. Tallnnt. Circull Coprt of Montgomery county. Alllrmed. Norfolk and Western Railroad Com? pany vs. Reeves. Circuit Court of Smytho county. Writ of error ami Btl persedens. Bund, $1.000. Wright vs. Commonwealth. Circuit Court of Wife count;-. Writ of error awarded. Alsop, Mosby R- Co. vs. Catlett & Jenkins. Circuit Court of Tazcwcll county. Appeal ajid-suucxsedaafc Bond, $ltin. Suiiih vs. Miller. Circuit Court of Cul peper. Appeal mid supcrescdeas. Bond, $S00. Kirschbaum vs. Blair, &c. T.nw and Equity Court city of Richmond; Wrii of error award d, Bond, $200. Moss. CX-Mnyor Newport News vs Newport News Railway Company. Ap? peal refused. spindle's administrator vs. Spindle's administrator, circuit Court of Mont? gomery county. Appeal refused. Davis vs. Ileppert. Argued by S. A. Anderson and James L. Anderson for appellant and submitted. The court adjourned to-day to the Tili of March next. Distribution of Wood Among the Poor. A t'locU Freezes ? Hog Cholera in tilng <;ei?ryre-.V A \V. NlocK Nol Hold Dentil IVnkhlugtou** Birth? day? Bontlctl Intlebtetluess. Petersburg! Va., Feb. 8.?During tho present winter the Relief of the Poor lias distributed among Hie deserving poor of tlie city about three hundred cords of wood. They now have on hand for distribution two hundred cords, U is unnecessary to say that the appli? cations for wood from the indigent dur? ing this protracted spell of cold and in? ch ment weather have been quite num? erous. The hands of the west face of that old time piece, the city clock, were f< und yesterday morning to be not per? forming their usual function, and upon investigation by Janitor Charles it was found that on account of being expos. ,1 to the weather they had become frozen. 'rile West side of tile clock has 110 glass face. Janitor Charles soon had tho tune piece in working order. It was announced in these columns some days since that hog cholera was killing a great many hogs in Prince George. Mr. .1. It. Margrave, of that 01 tuny, said yesterday that he had lost eighty-one nogs within the past eight weeks by cholera. Several other fa rul? ers of the county have als.? suffered in avily. The one thousand sliares of common st ick of the Norfolk and Western Railroad company, held by the city, a sale of which was authorized by the Council 10 h.. made by the City's Ki unnce Committee, have not ye: been sold. a sale of tliis stock :tt Its pres? ent quotations v. mid more than pay : 'i- 11 -a ' '<<v debt ..f 1 he ,? ? v v. lii -ii?Lg aiio.it fourteen thousand dollars, id: at ns. Mrs. Archie J. Fitzgerald died at her husband's residence, 111 Dtinlop street, iast 1 \emtig of pneumonia. Deceased was a most estimable and widely-belov? ed lady, and was the sister of Rev. Mr. Scott, of the Virginia conference, now stationed near Norfolk. Her remains were taken to Nottoway county for in? terment, She leaves four children. Mr. (:. H, O'Kenhon, a well known merchant; Iiis brother, Mr. William ii Kenn .n: Mr. Waverly Boyle, his co-rk. and his coined porter, all in the same store, arc in bed with grip, ami the business of the house is con? sequently much Interfered with. The condition of the venerable and beloved Mrs. I?. <:. Potts shows no change for the !>? tier to-day. W A?, II INGTON'S BIRTH DA Y. The Junior Order of American .Me? chanics, of whi. h there are si vcral large councils in tltis city, are making arrangements for the proper observance of Washington's birthday, and have ap? pointed committees for that purpose. Hrv. Dr. 11. 1'. Johnson, pastor of the Cumberland Street Methodist Episcopal Chtirch. Norfolk, will assist it. v. Qeo. W. \Vray in the conduct of tin- revival ... rvii cs now in progress at tile Wash? ington Str.et Church. Several Rnltimoreans, largely inter et d in the nurohase of lumber, arc hi the city, looking after the lumber 111 ;? t sis lu Dinwlddle county. B< ?NPKP INDEBTEDNESS. Of the total bonded Indebtedness of tin- city of Petersburg ($1,261,000), |69S, 000 is en account of Smithslde and Vir? ginia ami Carolina Rnilroad bonds i. avlng an Indebtedness of $563,000 con? tracted for city Improvements, eic. Police pflloer Heelan, while on duty last night, fell on the sired and bad? ly Injured one of his ankles, Some three or four other Oltlcera of the corps are laid up with grip. Smic Board <>i lido, at ion. I Richmond, Va., Feb. 8.?The Govern I or and Attorney General, two of the three members of the State Hoard of Education, held n meeting to elect 0 1 Superintendent of Schools of Ma thews orinnty,.ye8terday, but owing to the ab? sence of Dr. Southail, Superintendent of Public Ipslrui tlon, they p>.,k no ac? tion, further than to receive the appli? cations of Mr. \V, K. Fltchett, and Dr. T. H. Lane, who presented them in per? son. An election w|ll occur aa bjoii ..r Dr. .. .?.?>... . csu be present. TOWN Ol' SUFFOLK Senator Butler's Confederate Pen? sion Resolution. Tom Nmlill < Itrp'iilliitr* Them? Dcntli oi Mrs. Ford fUlernrjr Club -Uooil Day r?r Marriages -Per? ?(im?i mid <;eii<'mi. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Suffolk, Va.. Feb. S.?The Tom Smith Camp of Confederate Veterans has re? pudiated in no ambiguous terms Sena? tor Butler's resolution to have Confed? erate soldiers pensioned. ' At a.regular meeting last i ?ghl a set of resolutions touching Senator Butler's well meant efforts In their behalf, was adopted. The resolutions thank Presi? dent McKinley for Iiis gracious utter? ances during his Southern trip, but speak against the sentiment to pen? sion Confederate soldiers; against the maintenance of Southern cemeteries by Congressional appropriations. and against the introduction of former Southern soldiers Into National Sol? diers" llotues. The resolutions are ex? pressed with temperance and dignity. MUS. FORD'S DEATH. Mrs. Bi Ute Ford died tills morning Just before "? o'clock at her home, on Central avenue. She had been ill for several weeks. The deceased leaves a husband, Mr. Fred Ford, 'three oisli ra nnd three brothers. Mrs. Ford contract? ed ii s. verc cold, which whs never t he. ketl. The deceased was n member of th" Main Street Methodist Church, from which the funereI service will be con? ducted to-morrow afternoon ai 3:30. Mrs. Ford was formerly Mi.-s 11 ttle .Jones, of Petersburg. She li\.*l a Chris? tian life and died a Christian It th. IIFAVY READER ENGAGED. Tho Suffolk Literary flub met this afternoon with Miss Kate llolladny. Hank and Ffolhiday rtrcet. So enthuse I are.the members concerning their com? ing valentine entertainment that no literary numbers were had to-day. They discussed details of their annual re? ception February 1 lib. Adjourned to m< . : again lo-lhorrow afternoon with Mrs. L. 1*. Hli'oer, 122 Main street. Then ihe members and a few of their friends w ill be entert lined by a private Shakespearean reading by Mr. Trcscott Leach, of Maine. FIVE MARRIAGES. There were live marriages in Suffolk and Nanseinond county to-day: James Golden t>> Annie Milliard. .lohn Wiggins to Chesting Harrison. Samuel Ruflln to Mora Penny. Marshall Willis to Rebecca Kicks. K. Roberts to Ava L. Prud n. CONDITION STil.l. CRITICAL. Miss Willie Brothers, a young lady, whose leg was shot away yesterday j by the same gun which killed In r sh? ier. Hattle, is still in a dangerous con? dition. It will be four days before the crisis is reached. Tlie tuner?I of Miss Ilottle Brothers has le n postponed t.ll to-morrow. JUST FOR ONE TIME. The Tuesday Afternoon Card Club hnd a special meeting this afternoon With Miss Virginia Jordan, on Main street. They decided in view of the proximity to Lent they would hold a big ante Lenten reception noxt Monday, an.I then suspend lill Lent is over. Ihe residence where the reception is to be h.el will lie made public later. It IS lo this function and not to become per? manent members young men will be Invited. The young Indies say it s not so very dull with all girl [.layers. SALES IN REALTY. Here is the real estate record of Ihe Count v ?"h rk's ofllce: Thomas II. Barnes, executor, to R. M. cm. hin. 150 acres of land in Holy Neck (iistriet: $1,269. A. Hacklcy to E. J. Moore, one-half an acre in Chuckqtuck district: J7?. John Sunnier it UX to It M. i n fot iy tu i cs in Holy N i k district; ?:!57.T7. Wll.l. ARRIVE THUBSDAY. Tho American Theatre Company will arrive in Suffolk Thursday afternoon ::i .'t.Utl.?Tn. ; . rren a ihr. ?<? ;m-' n I in the city Hall Theatre witu the pre? sentation of ?'Tile l'riiic- of Russin," RAIN STOPS MILLS. Th.- late heavy precipitation has had a very retarding effeel on the opera? tions of some of Suffolk's big lumbi t plants, especially those which haven't oi. hand I ds of reserve timber. Tip Suffolk Sawmill Company has shut down for lack of logs. President Moore sa.d to-day that on sonic of their branch tracks water poyeretl the rails two-thirds of the way. PERSl iNAL. Mr. Simon It. Gollbart, of Norfolk, visile,1 Iiis old home in Suffolk to-day. Mr. ?". II. Luptnn, of Washington, D. C, vyas registered at tin- Commercial I Hotel to-day. Mr. Thomas M. Hodges I. ft to-day for Richmond where he will undergo a surgical operation at the old Domin? ion Hospital. Water Works Superintendent G. H. Coli nan, of Portsmouth, was in Suf? folk to-day. Mr. F. Trcscott Leach, ..f Maine, was here to-day ami called on several lit? erary persons with a view of giving an entertainment, lb- is ,i Shakespearian rendc r. Schooner Wakefield sailed to-ilay for Sn .w inn. Md., with lumber from the Suffolk Sawmill Company, Philip Le kit- his sold to P.t.r Rog? ers live .i' res in Holy Neck .I,strict for I $75, ii;u \ iiKi t siai roi?AY. UNCLE SAM SVONT PAY FOR EQUIPPING TROOPS, (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond. Va.-, Feb. 8.?Comptroller Tracewell, of the Treasury Deportment, has again refused to reimburse Vir? ginia for th.- mon y expended by the Slat.- in equipping her troops for ser? vice last spring. The Comptroller once before n fused to audit this claim, but ut Hie request of Congressman Lamb SUFFOLK ADVFRTISEME'TS VTTOODARP ? hi.AM. Insurance t> Agents Suffolk, Va.. .are selling a policy for on.- dollar a year that pays live doll.d* per week should the titild.r have typhoid, scarlet or typhus f.ver, small, pox. Asiatic cholera, var!o|old, diphtheria or messels. Ah persons over eighteen years of ago can wl them. Not more than ten poli.lc? sold to out person. Ja2t5-? he l ?pencil the case. MY. Lamb v Ite the claims than,he was at first, lie says Virginia is Indebted t.> the fede? ral government, and that the d meat never pays a penny to anyb dy who >>w es Uncle Sam. Governor Tyler lias written to Cap? tain Lamb, giving the diethll of the whole subject, telling h?>w the mono f?<r the equipment of the troops was advanced at the request of Ute lJi - - dent himself, and that it was taken from his contingent fund Gbvi mor Tyl< r had tlie word of h i h | ollicials, certainly the word ol .. j President, by implication at least, that thi> money, amounting to $3.000, would bo r< funded. The Governor will pur- . sue the matter no further, but win I trust to Congress to do Virginia Ju Death of Several Well Known Cit Return orn Missionary From Chinn CnlleU ? lleliited Traveler Charter a l riilu. R nnoke, v,i., Febj 8.?Mrs. Homol seile Davenport Bryant, wife of Mr William Bryant, Commissioner of ill..- Revenge, died Tuesday night <>i bl.1 prisoning. She was a native of Gollad, Tex., and is susvived by a hus? band ..nil two little sons Mi--, s. II. Taylor, mother of Captain Taylor, of ibis city, had the misfor? tune to fall several days ugo and pain? fully hurt her right hand. The injured member is still ill n sling, some of the bom s being broken. Mrs. Lucihda Cooper, a most esti? mable Christian lady, died Tu a i.i> morping at the residence of her son in-law. J. w. Mutts', No. lb! Seven? teenth street, southeast, tier remains were taken to I'laiiUliu to-day for in? terment. Rev. I'. F. Price, of China; Is here on a brief visit to Iiis father. Rev. P. H Price. 32 sixth avenue, sqiitbwest. lie expects to return ncx| Monday tu . p n-i a week or two with Hie Presbyterian Churches of Boonokc, Yinton aqd s..i ,i in the interest pf foreign mis? sions by order of the Presbytery. Tlje appointment at Viutou is posip.'iu.-d until next week. Mrs. Sallie Ivie died at 4:45 yesterday afternoon al thu residence of her son in-law. Thomas D. Squmatp, No. 7|3 Third avenue, northeast, aged Tt years. The deceased was &. mosi estimable Christian lady, a pdnsretenl member of the Methodist Church. The funeral took place at 2 o'cloca this ;|flei noon. Rev- H. I. Stephens blllciating, and Hie interment was a; l-'alrxi.-w Cemetery. Roy. Mr. Mlltop. of Baltimore, has been . ailed to th,- vacant rectorship of St. Johp's Episcopal Church. Mr. Mll? top is in the city and will probably reach a decision in regard to the call In a few days. Rev. William Lunsford, formerly pas? tor of Jefferson Street Church, bus re? turned from Louisville, where he at? tended Hie Baptist Theological Semi? nary. Ii w .11 preach to his old con? gregation "" Sunday. Tlie lS'orjro|k and Western has elated a second dividend of 2 per cent, on preferred Stuck lor tin- hull" year The Bluelleld Times of Monday says; Kdwin Crosier was in town yesterday morning, ami wanting to go p. Boa nokc. th.ii ha eoijkl get to Philadel? phia :u a certain time to attend In business, aid having no other way, izensi Hector of M. John's P, E. Church chartered a special (rain from the Nor folh ;?!!.? Western Railway Company. B ?!"??. Sei arms a coach. engine n I ? w, ):.' went on his way rejoicing plain case of money making the Wheels go. MiWPDRT TO Sent to tho Grand Jury For Murder. Dentil i>! Mr. Boticwcll-Resigned ro? Hlllon in t'oal fjllice? ?III Rulid o < allu-llc ( litircti ?tili u( Ks om in tit en. N" . . .;t News, Va., Feb. 8.?Andrew Drnyl the West Indlap negro who i lused ?>!" die murder of Jas. ? . another West Indian negro, was R v ? n .: preliminary hearing in the Po? le.- Coui i this morning and sept to tlie grand jury. l'i lyl in claims that he was annoyed by Claris and was driven to the deed. The principal witnesses against the ac > used were Lewis Carnegie. Walter Mines ami George Hener, all members ot the crew of the schooner Fassade? i a. en which . lie murder was commit ted. DEATH OF W. T. P.ONKWELL. Mr. \V. T. Mom-well, better Known as "Jh. IJ :: tvveii, died this morning at 1" o'clock .1. his home at Morrison of typhold fever. M ? was in his twen? ty-ninth year. i i ig survived by a widow- and a daught i two yens old, The funeral will lie held ni Denbigh Baptist Church Friday a: l o'clock. SAM LUNCE SENT OX. ><m Sam laiiice, tie negro who is impli? cated with .1. I-. Hods y in the theft of a number of carpenters' tools in East Kud. was tins mnrplng sent on to await tie- action ,,f the grand jury of the Cor? poration Court. (Jodsey was sent on yesterday:-? The police have recovered most of the tools ttnd fee) .et tain that they can put dii suillcicnt evidence in the charge of housebreakiug to give tlodsey a peni? tentiary terni. Mil. I-HANK 11 K.\ I.K V RESIGNED. Mr. Frank I>. Henley lias resigned, his position as stamp clerk in the city post ollice. tin- same i.? lake elTect February 16. Mr. Henley lias accepted a more lucrative position at the shipyard. Th. vacancy will he lilted by appoint? ment from the eligible list ami ill the event there is no eligible list to draw it-..m an appointment will be made teni j porarily for ninety days. ._ WILL lUilLD NEW CHiJftcir. In a very short time the lonjag.i tlriil of St. Vincent's Catholic Orr.rvt\ will have a new hbuse of worship moro i oinir.en.-uiate with the rapid growth of the attendance. It will he an edi? fice that will reflect credit upon tho i ;i legation ami upon the city. As ye I the matter is in a preliminary stage, A meeting was held last Sun? day looking to the ways ami means of building this new church, ami was ad? journed over until lo-nigh; when the subject will be further considered. A special building committee was ap? point..I ami this" will make an inter? esting report. Mr. W. S. Howen Is chairman of the meeting, ami Mr. Patrick Foley, sc. rotary. STILL AT THE EXAMINATION Tin .-.\ > up g moil who arc taking th,. examination for assistant ship draftsman, which pjiys $i n day, report i i titc Custom House agam this morn? ing and resumed work on tho second set of questions. To-morrow win ho tac last day of the examination. The position's t ? be filled are now Open at jail of the shipyards where naval work is umkr construction. um l 1 ?S2SSESBfl f ..I Gold Dusl docs it. Mqriiine, J?P^l T^WM! ! uon uui Might, Makes all <w.-Tj \ ull things bright, Housework's U'ij \ 'j'J ' 1 \W delight with WdUJLft ^ *afl K' vasnmg Powder It gives to an humble home or a palace the cleansing touch that both alike require. It's woman's best friend und dirt's worst enemy, ?j THK N. K. 1aikhi.NK to ill'AM, ?.'UlcstfO. at l.puU. Sew York, ituaioa. Pbllsd*. friii-i -ran .j .j-i -m-i^H jjj ^tp/gasi .JIM .m^m,!.^ rMi 1a? O NDER F U ?arc (lie low prices and great values ottered on all kinds of-? FURNITURE, CARPETS, STOVES, &c. at all limes of the year, especially is ii so at this time of the year at Jan*** 13. T^oit&lliraiix'ss, When thinking of purchasing any article in tlie housefurnishing line, it will be to your interest, if saying money "a your purchases is of any interest to you, to look over otir line before purchasing. Low Prices and Excellent Values predominate on all goods shown in our mammoth double stores, such as Parlor Suns, Bedroom Suits, 1 ibrary Suits, &c, &c. CHIFFONIERS. Sonic of tlie most convenient anil tastefully arranged articles ever con? ceived selling at exceedingly low prices. CARPETS. Nov.- Is the time to buy < arpets before the advance prices take effect, as they are ! ire to do in a few days. All our floor covering laid free of charge. CPtSH OR CREDIT, v JollLlX lit. JwOUf?lxt??M3L9 3I9 end 321 Church Street.