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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA,
RICHMOND NEWS AND GOSSIP Damaging and Disagreeable Effects of High Water. N. & W. R. R. LOSES A SUIT Tax. Assessment Bindo by Ilonrd of Public Work? on ItrWlwny Com? panr'a Tngi nud rnreco nt Norfolk Carried to Conrt Where Fnrmi>r Wins ? Norfolk Typographical t i) loci I'IIcn Intnl. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond, Va., March 7.?Falling waters all clay to-day relieved popular apprehension regarding conditions In the Jumes, but did not help the situa? tion a very great deal. The water receded from some of tho streets, and there was assurance that It would not come back, but tho cel? lars were left full to overflowing, and the streets and sidewalks recently sub? merged, bore a coating of disagreeable slime. The water did not fall fast enough to relieve conditions nt the Gas Works, and while it receded sulllciently to per j mit the lighting of the fires, citizens who depend upon gas for light, had dark homes last night, or used petro? leum or candles. Telegraphic communication along the line of the James Blver Division of the Chesapeake and Ohio was Interrupted all day. Lynchburg could be reached only by?way of Clifton?F+?rge. Tho wires were down between that city and a point not twenty miles west of Rich? mond. Tho snowfall was general nil over the State, ranging In depth from less than an Inch on the coast to three Inchea In Richmond. It was not much more than three inches nt any point in the State. There was naturally a fear that tho melting snows would swell the river into a freshet, and oati.se the re? newal of conditions which the assuag? ing of tho waters was relieving. The drop in temperature dissipated such apprehensions. The assurance of con? tinued fair weather makes It certain that the river will not rise soon to a point oven remotely dangerous. Conditions to-morrow will he very greatly improved. All tho water will be out of the streets. First lloors will bo occupied as usual, oven though tho cel? lars bo full of James river water. There will be plenty of gas. Street cars will make schedule time. Telegraphic lines will be working. Railway trains will begin to move over tracks recent? ly hidden by the turbid waters of the angry James. NEGROES CAMPING OUT. Newton, a colored settlement, lying between Gillie's Crock and tho govern? ment Road, is completely submerged by the overflow in the river. Only the chimneys of tho houses are visible and tho foaming waters roam at will through the untennnted rooms, while chairs, baby-crndlcs und broom? sticks Unat in eddying curves around the dwellings and rush down tho turbid tide. Tito bouses are almost all owned by the negroes who inhabit them, and their loss will be great. Before tho water surrounded the houses tho negroes moved to tho hlj;h ground, whore they nro now camped nlong the York River railroad line. Much Buffering existed among thorn during tile night and to-day, but an effort is being made to quarter them In the old King's mill property until the storm is over TRAIN STOPPED. The-'train on tho York River line came up tills morning as far as tho gov? ernment road, where Ihc?piuBcngers were transferred to carriages and omnibuses and brought to the city. Fulton Is entirely out off except round by the government road, tho water being this morning tip In Nicholson street. IMPAIRED CAR SERVICE. Tho snow storm and water combined operated considerably against the two electric companies to-day. but they inanuged to make fairly good schedules, everything considered. Tho Broad street cars -were somewhat hampered in tho early morning, but managed ;i little later to make schedule time from end to end of their lines. Tho old company hud more serious obstacles to contend with, both on Its Main and Clay street linos. Water covered Main street to a depth of three foot between Fifteenth and Seventeenth, nnd on Franklin, between tho name points, it was even worse. A system of trans? fers wn.s established and some kind of a schedule was maintained. Tho scarcity of gas compelled the Leader.the afternoon paper of this oily, to use temporary gasoline contrivances for heating the metal for the type? setting machines. One of tho morning papers Is using the same, but the Dis? patch lias a patent devlco that is work? ing well. Gasoline and petroleum fur? nish tho heat. A NORFOLK CASE. The Supreme Court of Appeals con? vened to-day, and considered several cases of importance. A casei involving several Important questions ?was the Norfolk and Western vs. the Board of Public Works, from the Circuit Court of the city of Itiohmond, which was nr guod and submitted. Tho railway company complains that It was unjustly assessed for taxation upon $15,000 worth of property at Nor? folk, which included two tug-boats, valued at $50,000, six conl barges, valued at $1'0,0C0; three floats, at $3,000, and one I ^SUTHERLAND ! ? SISTERS' I HAIR GROWER 3 to tha only creejlation tb.it will rostor* tho bait to its original be?:tiifuir.esc. j "?AT ALL DRUGGISTS??[ floating elevator, valued nt $2,000. The company claims that it has owned this property sinco September 4, 1S96, and that under the laws of the United States and the regulations of the Treas? ury Department the property Is listed at Philadelphia, nnJ taxed there. It is claimed that tho property Is used In CC&atwiso trade between Lambert's Point coal pier, at Norfolk, and New York and New England; that It Is never used at Norfolk, and is therefore not subject to taxation In Vlrgliua. Under the law Virginia transporta? tion companies and some other corpo? rations are required to go into the Cir? cuit Court of this city to have an er? roneous assessment corrected. This case was tried In the Richmond Circuit Court and decided in favor of the Hoard of Public Works. It Is up on appeal. The railway company is represented by Mr Itobert N. Hughes, of Norfolk, and the Board of Public Works by Attorney General Montague. FILED THEIR LABEL. The act passed by the Legislature at Us last session requiring printers to file with Secretary Lawless a dupli? cate of their labels and trade-marks, and a fee of $2.60, has been complied with readily. The Norfolk Typograph? ical Union, No. 22, has sent duplicates of their labels and trade-marks to the Secretary to be filed. As yet no other typographical union has complied with I the law, but many printers have sent thelr's in. WORD FROM THE GOVERNOR. Secretary Hen P. Owen received a let? ter from Governor Tyler to-day, dated nt Tampa, and stating; that ho ex? pected to sail for Havana. Saturday. The party will hardly come back to Richmond before Saturday week. HARRY WRENN DISCHARGED. The Governor has been notified that H' nry L. Wren, of Company A, Fourth Virginia regiment, has been honorably discharged, and is entitled to travel pay. Dr. J. W. Rout hall, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Is in the city, on his way to Williamsburg to attend a meet? ing of the Heard of Visitors to William and Mary College. SOLDIERS FOR CUBA. About COO recruits for the United giftlos Army at Havana and other I points In Cuba, passed through the city about 3:30 o'clock this afternoon on the Atlantic Coast Lino from Columbus, Ohio. BECKER'S CAPE. It developed yesterday that there Is every probability that several parties In Richmond may he nrrestcd upon the charge of having falsely sworn to statements In connection with the se? curing of naturalization papers for Morlta Becker, the Russian, whoso al? leged wife and children wore recently deported to Russia by the New York Immigration 1 lureau. It Is further reported that such par tics us swore falsely to statements about Becker and the length of time he has resided in this country, will be prosecuted by the Federal authorities. District Attorney Allen would not discuss the matter when seen by a newspaper man. NEW RAILWAY MANAGER. Mr. E. L. Remlsa, of New Orleans, son-in-law of Mr. John L. Williams. Is In the city, and will become general manager of the Virginia Electrical Railway and Development Company. It I? thought that he will eventually be made president of the Traction Com? pany. Mr. E. Randolph Williams thinks of retiring from that position on account of his extensive law prac? tice. Mr. Remiss will return to New Orleans before locating hero perma? nently. He Is the manager In that city for the Edison Company. SUPREME COURT CASES. Norfolk and Western Railway Com? pany vs. Board of Public Works (two ens s). Argtied by Robert M. Hughes for appellant, arid Attorney General Cor api ellee, and submitted. Wise vs. Commonwealth. Continued. Halrston vs. Commonwealth; post pen, I until 11th March. Somers vs. Commonwealth; submit? ted. Taylor vs. Mutual Reserve- Life Aa s elation of New York; argued by Wm. L. Royall for appellant, and continued until to-morrow. Telegraphic advices to the local agents this afternoon state that the Norfolk and Western road is open and in working order from tills city to Co? lumbus, l_>. PETERSBURG Purchasers of Street Railway Will Construct New Line. Mr, MtnrrtoTant Iho Victim of n Hor rll>lo Accident by Which lie Loses ins i.ert i.egand itiKtu Foot-Oth? er ft'ews I trim, Petersburg, Va., March 7.?Mr. Jr.s. F. I lay wood, of Baltimore, who has charge of the construction of the new street electric railway hero, had engl j neerd in tho city yesterday at work on the specifications for the proposed new road. Mr. Sloan, of Baltimore, one of tho engineers under Mr. Haywood, held a conference yesterday with the city engineer with reference to the grades of tho streets und tho plans for lay? ing the tracks. The engineers will be here the whole of the week when the specifications will be made up and bids received for the building ot the road. This work was started some time ago, but owing- to the heavy snow it had to be discontinued and it Is proposed now to go ahead without any further delay. It was learned yesterday from a re? liable SOUrco th;;t it is expected to have the new street railway in operation by the lirst of July next. LOST LEG AND FOOT. Mr. George Sturdevnnt, who resides about ten miles Tr?m Dlsputanta sta? tion, on the Norfolk and Western Rail? road, and who It employed near Wake fleld, met with a serious accident last Sunday. It appears that Mr. Sturdo vant was riding on a coal car, and that he either fell front the car or attempt? ed to Jump from It when n short dis? tance west of Dlsputanta and was caught under the cars. His left leg was cut off and his right foot badly evurhed. Ho was attended by l>r. Hart at Dlsputanta and was subsequently sent to his home. t'TIHlZING JAIL BIRDS. The work gang, which has been pre vented for the past month from per forming: the duties allotted to It on ac? count of tho weather, was b tar ted out to work again In tho cemetery yester? day under the direction of Officer Jlutlln. Several white tramps as well j as some of the colored prisoners were in evidence. This gang has a< compllsh ed considerable work since Its organi? zation, and it Is tho Intention of the Police Committee to keep the Jail birds steadily engaged In the future. BREVITIES. Mr. Norman Chance died yesterday at his father's residence on Fleet street. The deceased, who was twen? ty years of ;iko. is the seventh mem? ber of tho family to die of pneumonia within a month. The father and young? est son are the only two now left, and the boy is sick. Mr. Samuel H. Marks celebrated his ninety-first birthday yesterday and was tho recipient of many congratula? tions and kind remembrances from hla friends. Mr. Marks is believed to bo the oldest white citizen of Peters? burg, and no one enjoys more largely the confidence and esteem of the com? munity than he. Mr. L-. B. Parson, recently appointed train master for the western division of tho Norfolk and Western Railroad Company, with headquarters at Roa noke, moved his family to that place yesterday. TOWN OF SUFFOLK A Tremendcroiis Boy For His Ago. iTInnlelnal Nominal loii-< Considered i Airniilng Admission t? Slate 8ii>* l>l.tnl?Enlarging Poniutl Fnelory ?I rouble Ultli It tireclt, (Special to VIrglnlan-Pllot.) Suffolk, Va., March.7.?Isle of Wight county can boast of the biggest boy for his ago in thia Senatorial district, or. perhaps. In the State. Jim Littlo is 19 years old, weighs 320 pounds and has never slopped growing. If Jim con? tinues to grow tall and stout till Iiis 26th year he will have the stature of a giant. lie is now well shaped and broad shouldered. Jim Is a .son of Mr. Jason Little, a well-known citizen, who lives near tho Stirry county line. None of Jim's brothers and sisters?and he has a Klent many - has shown Signa ot Buch remarkable weight. The second In size weighs 225 pounds. CANDIDATES WANT TO KNOW. Dospito tho anxiety on the part of some candidates for Mayor to know just what kind of plan is going to bo adopted lo secure nominations, the town Executive Committee will take its own time in deciding. The committee had a meeting yesterday In tho office of the chairman, lion. John B. Pinner, and after a discussion of the Situation they adjourned sine die und without notion. Some of them ray it's too early to do anything yet. One of the com? mittee told mo to-night they wanted to please the people, and that they may know exactly what tho people wain, they would be glad to have the public's wishes made known. Tho committee has not yet decided whether there Will be a primary or convention. A major? ity of the people want a primary, but what kind of a primary is a harder ,pi< stion. The fight Cor the Mayoralty nomina? tion this time will bo one of tho most animated In the town's history. Be? sides the four avowed candidates now out fresh on.'s and dark horses are be? ing spoken of every day. Tho scramble for seats in the Council chamber will bo tame. Homo of the present members will not accept an other nomination. SLOW MOVING LUNATICS. There has of late been considerable delay in getting Nansemond patients into tho Insane hospitals. Mrs. Geor glana Parker, whom a commission of lumu-y pronounced unbalanced nearly three weeks ago, has not yet been ro inovcd to Williamsburg. She Is con? fined in the Nansemond county Jail, which is better suited for criminals than for the accommodation of delicate ladles. Jailer Nor fleet's family makes her as comfortable .-is possible under the circumstances. Sometimes colored patients remain in jail hero several months before being removed to Petersburg. A MARCH BLIZZARD. Though not tho coldest, to-day -was one of the most disagreeable of the win? ter. Old Boreas, after a temporary relaxation, took hold ot the weather department with n grip of snow and ice. Following a fall in the thermome? ter of about 80 degrees a fierce snow and wind Storm rot in and raged most of the day. snow Btopped falling dur? ing the afternoon, but the wind main? tained its violence till far into the night, and tho thermometer continued to .sink. Farmers fear much damage to early spring crops. ENLARGING PEANUT FACTORY. Tho Nansemond Peanut Company is putting in new machinery and making improvements that will double the plant's capacity. Both of Suffolk's pea? nut fact.ules are ban.Mini; large quan? tities of nuts, and their financial worth to the town is considerable. TROUBLE WITH A GREEK. Harry Williams, colored, had some difficulty with the Greek eonfoctloners who keep on Washington square, near Saratoga street, and be was Invited to tell about It In Police Court this morn? ing. The explanation was not altogeth? er exculpatory In Mayor Brewer's opin? ion, and bo made It $1.20. OYSTER POAST POSTPOXF.r?. The re'urned veterans from tho Spnn Ish-Amerlenn war did not get their oysters to-night. The roast, which was to have happened at tho wharf, near SUFFOLK AOVERTISniwlE'TS ITtou MAYOR TOWN OF SUFFOLK? 1 .I WALTKIt HOSIER. Subject to the Democratic Primary. mchS-lw T71 OR MAYOR TOW X OF SUFFOLK? 3 .U NITS T. PARKER. Subject to 1 vino,?rath- primary. l.H?-if W OOPAKP *s ELAM. Insurance ?? Agents Suffolk, Vn? are selling a noitcy f?r ono d dlar :i year that pays five dollars per week should (he holder have typhoid scarlet or typhus fever, small? pox Asiatic cholera, variolold. diphtheria or Vneaselsi All persons ovor eighteen years of nge can Ret them. Not more ih.iii ten polldca sold to one person. j9u?-U tho foot of Main street, was postponed a day because of the storm. Tho func? tion i3 given to the former soldiers by Mr. W. P. Gotten, of Chuckatuck. TEMPORARILY DEPRESSED. A letter from Las Vegas. Now Mex? ico, to Suffolk relatives, says Mr. Daniel Brothers, who went there last fall for his health, was not quite so well at that writing. His friends hero hope the depression Is only temporary, and Mr. Brothers will continue to improve. PEOPLE AND EVENTS. The Rev. William T. Green, pastor ot the Malti Street Methodist Church, has recovered from 1:1s late severe Illness. Mr. E. 8. Anthony, of Norfolk, was 1st Suffolk to-day on business. Mr. lt. T. Savage, of Corapettke, N. C, registered at the Commercial Hotel to? day. The Ladles* Aid Society of St. Paul's P. ]?:. Church, will have their regular monthly ne t ting next Thursday with Mrs. Lawrence S. Baker, on Main street, near Market. Tho hour Is 4:30 p. m. Mr. W. S. Morris, of Norfolk, visited friends In Suffolk to-day. Lawyer S. S. Lambeth, of Norfolk, has finished a. visit to his grand? mother, Mrs. .losre Parker, in Suffolk. William Webb, the one-armed priso? ner, who opened the prison locks of the Isle of Wight Jail with a piece of wire, and who was afterwards taken. Is very low spirited since his re-rapture, and will serve his time without further for? cible attempts nt freedom. The 7:30 a. m. services nt St. Paul's P. TO. Church to-day were not largely attended. NEWPORT NEWS Effects of the Blizzard on Shipping, Schooner X. V, Kenarte nl the Holtum nfllte r.I vi r - l he ITIurricrrr Dray, er, Although Heavily Ironed. MnUes Iii? K>?cnpe. Newport News, Va? March 7.?The stiff est northwester that has visited Newport News in years swept this en? tire section of Virginia last night and it is still raging. The storm started last night with a heavy downpour of rain. After mid? night it stopped raining and a cold wind blew from tin; North. The wind increased In velocity and travelled at times fully sixty miles an hour. Tho crews of the ships in the river spent a night ot" suffering. The United States transport Thomas. Which starte.l fur Savannah at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, was ordered b.-u-k on reaching old Point and returned to the harbor at G:30 p. in. The vessel blew a distress whistle during tile night, for assistance, as she was dragging her anchor. The whistle cc minued to bl.ee through the early j bcurs of the morning, but on account of the roughness of the water, no tug.s ventured to her assistance. She ran into the shipyard pier and was somo w,hat damaged. The Thomas tied up this morning in the slip for safety. Sho will have to be repaired before leaving. Tho two-masted schooner J. P. Kca I glo Is 'a w reck at tho bottom of the river, In the slip between the break? water and the passenger pier. | Quit a number of oyster sloops, which put in the harbor for shelter, are aground along the river front. MURDER DRAYTON ESCAPES. j Andrew Drayton, the negro who was sent on to the grand jury of the Coun? ty Court en ihe charge of murdering .lames Clarke on the schooner Passade na some weeks ago. and who was sent to the pesth mto be tr< atod for small? pox, effected his escape from the "strong house'' early this morning and is still at large. Drayton's limbs, were secured In Irons during c :il'u:< ment and the authorities tiro at a loss to account for his success? ful escape. The irons were new and heavy and could not have been cut very well in the "strong house," as tho pris? oner has been closely guarded and no one lias b n permitted to have conver? sation v. itii him. Ho is now probably confined in some dug-out in the woods with the tramps who are unusually thick at Iltis time, and very likely has th,? shackles on, as it would take hours ot" filing to part the Irons. NAMES FOR MORGAN LINERS. The names for the four new Morgan Line steamships and the two new Cromwell Line steamships, the con? tracts for which are held by the New? port News Shipbuilding anil Dry-Dock Company, have been decided upon and they were given rcat last night. The names are as follows: El Alba, meaning the dawn. I'll Dla, meaning the day. El Slglo, meaning the century. El Libre, meaning the free. MR. HUNTINGTON'S PURCHASE. Mr. C. P. Huntington has just closed a tleal with the Old Dominion Land Company,wh n by he becomes the own? er of 197 lots in< luded in four whole blocks and two half blocks, situated Just opposite Hie ship-yard, running front Washington avenue back to the main line of the Chesapeake and Ohio railway, and lying between Thirty ninth ami Forty-first streets, on either side of the Chesapeake and Ohio branch, which runs down into tho ship? yard. it Is useless to conjecture what Mr. Hunting: in acquired this valuable pr iperty for. It cost about $10,000, and may be Intended for the proposed steel plant. th > ordnance factory, an armor plate plant, or Just to be held for future use. It will not be sold again. I.YXflt III] KU. A YOUTH DROWNED?ANOTHER Hi >AN< >K E BANKRUPT. Lynchbttrg. V.o.. March 7?Monday, while tho current in tho river was strongest. Frank and William Taylor, two youths, who live on the Amherst side, procured a boat and began to col? lect drift wood as it entne down- While they were towing a big sill to the bank. Iln lr boat ran against a tree and cap? sized. The elder brother, Frank, saved himself by clinging to tho tree, from which he was Inter on rescued by per? sons In another boat. William, a lad aged about 17, was thrown in the water and made a bravo effort to swim ashore, but the stream was so swift ami the water so ley cold that his strength soi n gave out. and in sight of many who would willingly have hclred hint Tho Kind Ton Have Always Bought, and which has been iu uso for over JJO years, has homo tho signature of jr-rfP iii ?? and lias been made under his pcr ?r jL.f^?~?j*~~?i~ y sonal supervision Blnce Its infancy. Allow no ono to deceive you In this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and ??Just-as-good" arc hut Experiments that triflo with and endanger tho health of Infants and Children?Sxpcricnco against Experiment* at is CASTOR IA Oastorla is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare? goric, Drops and .Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Pcverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Pood, regulates tho Stomach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Tho Children's Panacea?Tho Mother's Friend. ALWAYS Bears tho Signature of The Kind You Have Always Bought In Use For Over 80 Years. BffiKSEBHMiaBggMMMBBB AMES. BROW THE MONTICELLO CORNER. Attractive Novelties?Dress Goods and Silks. New arrivals as Ihr result of last week's visit to the Nothcrn Markets. Irepon Grenadines, Tissue Grenadines, Grendine De Soie! Not the old styles familiar to the purchasers of other days, but some* hing entirely new.' Only one suit of each style. $9.00 10 $25.00. ? U JL 1? II> 15 X* A. K? T M I3> N 1*. Up to date Btyle, flni3h and lit, correct prlco.s. Wo can show you more than we an tell you of In print. Wo only nsk a v Islt to this department. Thoroughly eonv ctent ah.l acotntnoditlnc Balcslndlcs In charjte, will jrlve you valuable information. :Ol'Tlli;i:X ni:i.i. lMIOXIJ No. 437. SOUTHERN STATUS PIION13 No. $25. 5 -q^-v-va^y^ ?sv-a/fc^u^/* ^/a^ft/a-Tm, 'fe^v^vcv*^ IB! "99" MODELS. S40. The Very Best Bike Ever Built. Graphophones, $5.QO to $300.00 -All the Latest Music. Son^s and Talks. QNEIIX'S 217 and Over 219 9 MAIN STREET. If they could, and within a few yards tif the bank, he threw m> his hands and .sank. The body has not been re? covered. A petition in bankruptcy has been received by the Clerk of the United States District Court from J. A. Beard, of Roanbkc, with linblltlcs of $3,133.86, the creditors being in Roannke, Peters? burg, Lynchburg, Richmond, Balti? more, Boston. Real estate, $1,600, Prop, erty claimed to be exempted, $1,779. TIII.OM) DOHI.MO.N, Captain O. Julian Pratt, raiser and dealer in fine stock, near Wayncsboro, is very ill at his home. Mr. Ham. White, son of the late Meade M. White, a celebrated lawyer, died in Florida of yellow fever con tracted at Kl Caney. He partially re COVi red. but was again stricken down en route to his command. Mr. Lewis Circle, nn old and well known citizen of Botctourt county, died last Sunday, aged 73 years. Mr. Francis Jones died recently In Ta'/.ev.-ell county, nge.l S3 years. He was a native of Botetourt county. Captain Samuel V. Fulkerson, of Bristol, a son of Hon. Abe Fulkerson, who went to Cuba as n captain In the Fourth Tennessee Regiment, has ben appointed attorney general for the dis? trict of Snnctl Spiritus, Cuba. Mrs. Samuel A. Wingflcld, of Hanover county, died Monday. Mr. James Johnson, a well known citizen of Caroline county, died nt his home, near Gulney's, aged 7t*. years. Mr. James C. Hoot*, of Loudoun coun? ty, will wed on the .itb of this month Miss Edith, daughter1 of the late Hon. Nelson Dlngiey, at Lewiston, Me. Another "local option" election will he held in Leesburg District on Wednes? day, March 20th. For many years the county of L??doun has been "dry." I This is the third attempt to get this ] district "wet." Dr. C. L. Dodd. who was prominently connected with'the lato Improvements The native who gathers tho raw rub? ber has hut tittle idea, of tho usc-s to which It will he put. A large Assortment of articles niado from this highly valuable substance Id contained le our stock of Toilet Goods. Tho purity of the rubber, and tho skill? ful manlfaetnring. has produced articles of equality which will give entire satis? faction under tho most constajit and try? ing wear. Owing to an ndvantagnous purchase wo nm enabled to offer them at prices very much below normal. icoiirr.itT v. 1101.11 i.s a- <?<>., NEW NO. 106 MAIN' STREET. PHONB 7S3 myi'j-iKod-su.w.f-ly of tho Brlmcad Colored Cathollo School, at Powhatan Courthouse, will return to Philadelphia, having accepted a situation there. Mrs. Elizabeth Hoague, aged nbout SO years, relict of J. Barclay Hoague, died Monday morning at the home of her yon. Colonel William T. Hoague, treas urer of the Virginia Military institute, at Lexington. Site had been an invalid for a number "f years. She was a na? tive of Rockbrldge. In addition to the $500 left to Trinity El ipnl Church In the will of the late Major William Key Howard, M-s. Howard and the three sons, who are the only heirs, have cancelled a debt of $3C0 due the estate by said church, making the total donation $1,460. .