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CADKMV OF MUSIC. Next Attraction, MONDAY, JAN. 23, POWER OF THE PRESS. THE THERMOMETER At tho Prescription Drug Store of H.C. BARNES, S. E. cornor of .TelTorBon 8t. and Nor? folk avonuo, is near zero to-day, but prescriptions are always filled at zero prices. Tolophouo No. 2C0. Free do livery. 12 1 3m D. B. Tt Alt ISO UK. D. II. MATHON. ROANOKE SANITARY PLUMBING CO.111'ANY. Practical plumbers nnd gnti-ntters. Dealers In nil Mini* of nluniborn' and gas llttors' supplies. Estimates made on the Improved ?ml sanitary styles of plumbing. All work guaranteed. J. P MEL.IIOKN, superintendent, No. lo South Jefl'erson atrect, Roanokv. Vu. 12 Ii ly. EAGLE DAIRY KKHTAUKANT AND ICR ORB AM l'AKI.OIt, 111 '-mom Avenue. Best Table nml Service In City. Breakfast, ~.~?-..; Dinner, Hoc.; Supper, ?fi. ALSO .Mi: A I.* TO (llil)I.K. I'AltTIKS SF.RVKD. C. T. LUKEN3, I'roii'r. L, TU UN KU. Mgr. 13 *? II WASTERS OF WATER, TAKE NOTICE. Tho regulation forbidding the waste of water itnil the poinilty for lnfrnctlon of it will be henceforward strictly enforced. Water consumers must properly protect their service pipe* in tirdor (o prevent the freezing of thera. ROANOKK OAS ANO WATER CO. 110 lw FIRST ANNUAL BALL OF THE ROANOKE LIGHT INFANTRY WILL HE GIVEN AT THEIR New Armory, Cor. Henry St. and Fifth Avo. s. w. Tuesday Might, February 7ft, 1893. ADMISSION.SI,00. Tickets can bo obtained from tho General Commlttoe. For further in? formation apply to W. H. MOSS, H. L WAKNER, F. A. MACDONALD, W. H. B. LOVING, Invitation Commlttoe. 1 20 22 24 j^r/EUCDANT'S CAFE. 115 JEFFEKSON STKBET. Brcakfof t, 6:80 to 8.25 cents Dinner, 12 to 2.35 cents Bnppcr, (I to 8.25 cents Services a la carte at all hoars. Oysters freah every day and served in &U styles. 7 30 t? Items From Danville. Danville, Va . Jan. 19.?T. C. Mor? ton, registrar in tho second ward of this city, was yestu-rday arrested by a deputy United Status marshal charged with a violation of the United States statute in regard to olccilons. Ho was arraingod before United States Commissioner W. D. Coloman, and aftor a partial bearing was released on bis own lccognizanco to roappoar to morrow afternoon for a fur? ther hearing. In the Circuit Court to? day the case of Mrs M. F. Gravely against Ryrd T Jennings was decided in favor of tho plaintiff. This suit in? volves tho po.-soasion of a valuable tract of land within two mil< s of Danville. An appeal was tali en to tho Supremo Court of Appeals. a Negro Murdered In Georgia. Auousta, Ga., Jan. 19.?Max Sallat, white, to day killed Sam Edmunds, col? ored, in Hamburg, aoross the Savannah river from Augusta. No oause for the deed is givon. Established 1823. FACTORY PRICES, EASY PAYMENTS, Hobbie Music Co., SOLE DEALERS, 1ST SALEM AVE. 1 9 ROA SUFFERING POOR. There Are Many Such in Roanoke. THE TIMES FOOD AND FUEL FUND Contributions Solicited to Re? lieve the Needy. The Ministers of Kortnoko Talk About the Destitution und Misery that -Exists Here?The Churches and Local Char? itable Institutions Doing All in Their Power to Itelleve tho Suffering?Out? side Help Needed-Tlin Times Will Re? ceive Contributions?Clothlue, Food and Fuel Also Needed?The Ministers All Favor the IMan?They Will Do All In Their Power to Aid It?Contribu? tions Will He Acknowledged Dally. That there is need of immediate co? operation by tbo public for tho rolief of the poor was impressed upon the mind of a Times reporter yeBtorday when visiting tho clergymen of tho city. It was his objoct to find out tho wants of tho pooror classos during this unpre? cedented weather, and by what means they were surviving tho extremo cold, when out-of-doors labor had been shut off almost ontiroly, and also to gain tbo assistanco of tho church in organizing a food and fuel popular subscription fund for their support which is to bo worked upon the following basis: Subscriptions from tho public in any amounts will bo recoivod at The Timks ufllco, such contributions to be hold sub? ject to tho order of the ministorB of tho city until they can meet and appoint a committee to dispose of them among the worthy poor of the city. The city to be divided into sections, and tho do? nations to bo made according to the amount of poverty in tho district and in the shape of orders upon grocery and provision stores and upon tho coal and wood yards. Outside of the financial benefits for tho poor, there is another and equally useful charity. Every n.an and woman of position in Koanoko can certainly spare something from their clothes press. Anything in the way of clothing will bo acceptable. In fact any and all kinds of contributions will be thankfully received, suoh as groceries, provisions, coal, wood, or any useful article for the poor. All contributions to bo addressed ."Food and Fuel Fund, Timks Office." Every morning an ao know lodgment of tho receipts of the previous day will be made in Tun Times. In speaking of tho prosent charities many of tho preachers said that the poor of the city were loath to apply for assistance either to tho city, tho churches or the aid societies and that it was actually necessary to hunt out tho cases of destitution, their inborn pride preventing tho poor making their wants known. Rev. J. W. Lynch, of St. Andrew's, said to a reporter that it was absolutely necessary in a number of cases to seek out toe poor who really know that they had only to ask to bo aided. All of the* churches in the city are doing wonderful work, not only for tho poor of their congregations, but also with such outside suffering as comos to their notice, and the same applios to the work of tho mayor and tho aid sooieties, hue still there is absoluto want going on in Roanoko, and particu? larly in the. eastern portion of the city. The preachers in that district sum? marized a number of cases, which even while they were engaged in dispensing aid came to thoir ears only by accident. Rev. W. II Meade, rector of St. John's Church, said: "Such an unusual spell of hard weather as we have been passing through calls for unusual methods to meet and relieve the suffer? ing poor in our city. Among such methods is Thk Times fund of whioh I wish to express my thankful appreci? ation This effort v. ill reach many cheerful givers whom the churches can? not reach, and its proposed management will secure a judicious distribution among the deserving poor." O. F. Flippe, of tho First Baptist Church, said: "All honor to Tue Times for toe gracious prompting There is a power of Christianity in such a charity fund. It can be raised and it is needed. There is much destitution in Roanoke, but our po iploare responsible to every call for the re.ief of human suffering. Tho method of distribution insures the prompt and proper apportionment of eveiy dime contributed where it is mostlp needed. Let every one hear and heed tho cry of the poor. I am on my way now to an afliicted home with funds from the church of which I am pastor." W. F. Hamnrr, pastor of Oreene Memorial Church: "Tue Times food and fuel eft >rt for tho poor is a noble effort, in a good cause and I most heartily approve of it. Tho churches and benevolent sooieties aro making con mendablo efforts to supply tho suffi-r ng poor, but the situation is extraordinary, little short of perilous, and calls for sprcial effort. I slnoero'y nope that our characteristically char? itable people will cooperate with your excellent plan." Father Lynch, of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, in conversation with the looorter, said: "You can put mo down as saying that I will do every? thing in my power. I have been out to? day on the same errrnd and I am satis fled that with systematic work tho ob NOKE, VA., FRIDAY B Ject can be mado of great benefit to tbo needy of our oity, and I will work hoart I and soul to further it." Wm. H. Groves, pastor of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, said: "I most heartily approve of tho plan. Tboro is much destitution in Roanoke. Appeals for help come from every quartor. Whilo much has boon dono in tho way of relief, still thero are many who need immediate assistance. 1 have no doubt the plan proposed will meot w.th a generous response. No ono should re? fuse to holp in this hour of need." Rov. S. G. Forguson, Trinity M. E. Church: "I havo found some neody families in my congregation who havo been relieved by contributions from tho church. I think a goneral fund for tho relief of tho poor would prove a great blessing to many homos. If the cold continues tho number of needy will bo greatly increased. It will bo wise to tako timely action." G. T. D. Collins, pastor of St. Jaiuos' M. E. Church: "From what I know of tho enterprise it must bo a worthy un? dertaking. The suffering of tho poor and needy in some quartors of the city is on the incroaso, and if this cold weathor continues thore will bo much moro suffering yet. Wo trust there may ho a hearty response to the call of those who have this popular fund in hand." Rov. Henry Collars, of St. Paul M. E. Church (colored) was enthusiastic in tho matter and after detailing the suf? fering in his immediate neighborhood said: "Tho object is a worthy one. I thoroughly approve of tho "Food and Fuel" fund and will do everything in my power for the cause, as I know from ex? perience that thero is considerable want distributed among the worthy through? out tho oity. I will certainly give it my earnest attention from the pulpit of the St. Paul M. E. Church on Sunday next and as long as want continues, for that is my mission on earth." R. R. .lonos, pastor of tho First Bap? tist Colored Church said: "I think it is very badly needod. There are a number of peoplo suffering in tho city and If the weather continues thero will bo an increase in tbo number. I subscribe S.r> to tho fund and will uso every endeavor to furthsr tho noblopurposo." A number of other ministers of the gospel wore visit d, and in every case thoy hoartlly approved tho cause, al? though in most of tbo churches on tho wost sido of the city want is unknown, but in theso churches they are doing noblo work, and constant calls are mado upon tho congregations to furnish money for tho support of evory worthy case of poverty In tho city that may come under their notice. In two or tbreo cases they spoko of bringing tho Food and Fuol Fund before the minis? ters' mooting on Monday noxt; others will make it the subject of their dis? course on noxt Sunday. Sir. Tucker and the Cabinet. Lexington, Va., Jan. 10.?Hon. John Randolph Tuckor, after an absence of five days, returned to day from his visit to New York, whore ho delivered an ad? dress to tho Patrla Society and was en tortaint-d by tho Reform Club. He speaks in the highest terms of his re? ception and was much pleased with his visit. Ho was called upon in New York by Hons. William M. Evarts and David Dudley Field. Letters havo been ro coived hero by parties interested in Mr. Tucker's appointment as Attorney Gen? eral denying that Mr. Gray, of Dela? ware, is a candidate for the position, but on tho oontrary, that Mr. Gray has manifostod bis deBiro to Mr. Cleveland that Mr. Tuckor be appointed. Ho has been advocating Mr. Tuckor's claims from tho beginning. It looks now as if Mr. Tucker has a clear field and that Virginia will be reprosontod in tho Cab? inet. To Attend the Funeral of Kx-President Uayea. Washington, D. C, January 19.? Secretaries Foster, of the Treasury; Noblo, of tho Interior; Rush, of Agri? culture, and Postmastor General Wana maker, representing the President and Cabinet, left Washington via tho Balti? more and Ohio road for Fremont, Ohio, at 11:40 thi? morning, to attend the fu? noral of ex President Hayes. Fourth Assistant-Postmastor General, I. Rath bone, and Representative Haynes, of Ohio, (who represents the Seventh dis? trict and resides at Fremont) went also with the party. Washington, Jan. 19.?Tho executive mansion and all govornmont buildings in this oity wore draped in mourning to? day and flags aro flying at half mast in honor of ex-Proeident Hayes. Tho mourning will bo maintained for thirty days in accordance with the order of the President. Secretary Foster, of the Treasury Department, to-day issued an order closing all sub-treasurys and cus? toms offices throughout the United States on Friday, January 20, the day of tho funeral of Hayes. New Youk, Jan. 19.?President-elect Cleveland, accompanied by bis secre? tary, Mr. O'Brien, arrived at tho Grand Central depot at 10 a.m. to-day. He was on his way to Fremont to attend the funeral of Ex- President Hayes. Washington. Jan. 19 ?The Postmas? ter Goneral to-day issued an order for the closing of all pos'.offices between 2 and 5 p. tn. to-morrow, the hours of Hayes' funeral. ^Change In the Comet. Charlottesville, Va., Jan. 19.? What was suspected to be Bella's comet when seon on January 12 was barely visible in the great 20 inch telescope of the Leander McCormlck Observatory, at the University of Virginia, when next observed. Monday night, however, Mr. Lovott found it to have suddenly be? come quite a bright object, appearing very much like a star seen through a fosr, showing that some romarkable and sudden change has taken place. Auction Sale of a Piano. On Friday, January 2uth, 1S93, in front of the courthouse in Roanoke city, at 12 o'clock m., wo will soil ono line upright piano, whl.:h has been used but a short time and Is as gocd as no v. Tno purchase prlco was 8450. ITerms cash. Smuh & Kino, attor? neys. lORNING, JANUARY \ WHERE IS THIS GOLD AND SILVER Treasure Buried in Bedford County Years Ago. A Story That Heads Like a Captain Kldd Itoinance?Boxes of Gold and Silver Brought to Lynchburg and Subse? quently Buried Near Buford's?The Letter Describing Their Location Written in Cipher?Many Attempts Have Been Mndo to Find the Money. The people in Southwest Virginia, in their hot pursuit of richos and tho in? terest they manifost in developing their unparalleled resources, have forgotten, and many of thom have never hoard of, the fabulous treasure that is buriod in some mountain era? in thoir midst, and has remained there for more than half a century, hidden more securely than naturo placed it in creation. Tho Healo papers have interested many minds, but men who havoengagod themselves in trying to unravel their mystery have always abandonod their projoct as one hopeless of accomplish? ment. It is a treasure of moro than half a million dollars' worth of pure gold and silver, just as it was taken from the mountains of Now Mexico, and thirteen thousand dollars' worth of jewelry, which was secured with the silver, that was burdensome to carry. All of this is within less than twenty miles of Roa noke. The story of this mystery is one that reads liko romance and is full of adven? ture and daring. In tho year 1820 a gentleman named Robert Morriss was proprietor of the Washington Hotel, Lynchburg, and in January of that year a man named Thomas J. Healo, in com pany with two associates, stopped at tho Washington for a short time. In a few days tho two men accompanying Healo loft for Richmond. Heale having ex? pressed his intention of sponding the winter at Mr. Morriss* hotel, remained In Lynchburg. During his s,tay at tho Washington an intimate friendship formed itaelf In a strong band around Mr. Morriss and Mr. Healo. At the hotel ho restored simply as Thos. J. Heale, Virginia, and strangely enough no one ever know anything moro than that of his borne or his birth. In thojatter part of the following March Healo, with tho samo men who had accompanied him to Lynchburg, loft, and nothing moro was beard from them until tho year 1822, when Heale onco moro made his appearance In Lynchburg, stopping at the samo hotol, and appearing tho same genial gontle- | man. as before, but with a darker and swarthier complexion, indicating that he had been exposed to the Southern sun. In March of that year Healo again left, but before doing so gavo to Mr. Morriss an iron box stoutly made and securely locked, and told him that it was only through tho confidence he had in him that ho would entrust the box to his keoping; that it contained articles of value. Mr. Merriss did not havo any^further tidings from Heale until May 9, 1822, when he received a lottor written in St. Louis. This letter stated that he (Beale) would leavo In a week or so for the "plains" to hunt buffaloes and other wild game. The letter then gave Borne instructions in regard to the box. After again assuring Mr. Morriss that the box contained papers vitally affect? ing tho fortunes of himself and others engaged in business with him, the let? ter authorized Morriss, in case none of tho party should ever call for tho box, to open it and stated that in addition to the papers addressed to himself he would find other manuscripts which would be unintelligible without the aid of .'a key to assist in reading them, and such a key, the letter stated, bad been left in tho hands of a friend in St. Louis, sealed, addressed to Morriss, and indorsed not to bo delivered until June, 1832. Notwithstanding the fact that Mr. Morriss was at perfect liberty to open the box in 1832 it was not until 1845 that he decided to break tho lock and examine its contents. Whon tho box was opened the con? tents were found to bo just as Heale, in his St. Louis letter, had. stated them? two letters addressed to Morriss and some other unintelligible manuscripts. One letter, howevor, told a talo that has lost nono of its interest by ago. It gave an account of thoir business in tho wild and unexplored West and the sudden and expected find of enormous chunks of gold and silver. About the year 1817 a party of about thirty, Beale included In the number, determined to visit the West, their only object being hunting and adven? ture. On the 19th of May, 1817, the party reached St. Louis,whoro thoy pro? cured the necessary outfit and a guide for their trip. They left St. Louis, Santa Fe being their objoctlvo point, which plaee they expected to roach in the following fall. Their destination was roaohed in De? cember, and nothing of Interest occur? ring the party soon tired of the little Mexloan town and longed for weather which would enable thom to resume their wanderings and oxhillratlng pur? suits. In March some of the party, to vary the monotony of their existence, deter? mined upon a short excursion for the purpose of hunting and examining the country around them. They intended to be gone only a few days, but a month elapsed boforo they wero hoard from. After leaving Santa Fe the party pur? sued a northerly courso for a few days. Thoy were on tho eve of return? ing one evening when they came close upon a largo hord of buffaloes, heading for a valley a short distance away. They pursued the buffaloes into the valley and killed many of them. One evening about sundown tho party wore encamped on a narrow iavino, and while the ovenlng moal was bolng pro pared ono of tho party disoovorod Bome thing In a cleft In tho rocks, something that had tho appoarar.co of gold. Upon i examination it was found to bo gold. p: NOTICE. K04S0KE, VA? JAN. 18, 1893, MB. H. C. WHITE HAS THIS BAY SEV? ERED HIS CONNECTION AS LOCAL SUB? SCRIPTION AGENT FOR THE KOAN OKE TIMES. FROM NOW ON ALL LO? CAL SUBSCRIPTION ACCOUNT8 NOW DUB, OK WHICH MAY UECOM >?? DUE, will Hi: PAYABLE ONLY TO MR. F. M. DU RANT. MB. WHITE's SUCCESSOR, OR AT THE BUSINESS OFFICE OF THE TIMES. ALL PERSONS OWING BACK Sl'B tCKlPTION ACCOUNTS TO U. C WHITE ARE KEQUESTED TO 8KTTLE THEM AT ONCE, TO FACILITATE THE CLOSING OF HIS CONTRACT TUE KOANOKE TIMES PUB. CO., H. J. BROWNE, PRESIDENT. The remainder of the party was in? formed of tho find and the hunting party turned into a mining camp. Tools were secured and the services of Indians wore engaged to perform tho necessary labor. Finally tho bulk of gold and silver became so enormous that it was thought best to remove it to the States for safe? keeping and tho safety of their lives. The plan agreed upon was to take it to Virginia and bury It In some place that could be found afterward, and leave pa? pers locating It in tho hands of some ono whom they could all trust. Mr. Morrlss was selected as tho man of trust, and Mr. Reale spent tho wintor with him at tho "Washington" to study tho man, and, if advisable, leave the box with him. Upon opening tho box the lettor3 abovo referred to woro found, and also throo unintelligible papers, marked "1," "2," "3," with nothing on them oxcept figures. Bv tho aid of a copy of the De? claration of Independence, which was used as a key, paper No. 2 has been de? ciphered. It roads as follows: "I havo deposltod. In tho county of Bedford, about 14 mllos from Huford's, in an oxcavation or vault, six foot be? low tho surfaco of tho ground, tho fol? lowing articles, belonging jointly to the parties whoso names are given in No. 3, herewith: "Tho first doposit consisted of 1.014 pounds of gold and 3,812 pounds of sil? ver, doposlted In 1811). Tho second was mado December, 1821, and consisted of 1,907 pounds of gold and 1,288 pounds of siver; also jewels, obtained in St. Louis in exchange! for silver to save trans por? tion and valued at SI3,000 " The papers "1" and "2" could novor bo deoiphored. No. 1 locates tho vault and No 2 givostho names of tho partlos to whom it belongs. Tho facts in tho mattor have boen given to tho public by a friend of Mor rlss, who loarnod them In 1863, and havo been published in pamphlet form. The inhabitants of Bedford county havo hunted for this treasure but so far In vain. The Popullita Now Hnvo a Majority. ToPKKAi Kans., Jan. 19.?Tho Repub? lican senators and representatives mot in joint session this morning and bal? loted for State printer. None of tho Democrats wero prosont, and although a solid vote was cast for Crano, ho did not resolve tho constitutional majority. The Republican houso then adjourned at 12 o'clock and tho Populists began tho unsoatlng process. The Populists' election committee reported in favor of unseating Kline, Republican, from Jackson county, and seating Shellon borgor. Populist. In Reno county, Dlx, Republican, was ousted and Mitchell, Populist, seated. Tho grounds were the same in both cases. In Jackson county, the town of Holten, and In Reno, tho town of Dickorson, woro not mentioned in the legislative appointment two years ago and, although they are in tho center of their legislative districts, the Populist committee held that their votes should not bo counted. In the senate similar tactics will be followed, and by this moans tho Populists will havo a clear majority on joint ballot without the aid of tho Democrats. A Place Naiueil for Dana. ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 19.?Tho Times Union (Senator Hill's organ) of to-day says: "Two vacancies in tho board of rogonts of the university, caused by tho death of Francis Kornan and George William Curtis, are shortly to bo filled by the joint ballot of the two houses of tho legislature. Public opinion Booms to be concentrating upon Francis Mc Nolrney (Roman Catholic bishop of Al? bany) and Charles A. Dana?Bishop McNeirney in placo of Kornan and Dana in place of Curtis. It would ho impossible to make a bettor selection, and if thoso gc-ntlemon will consent to servo, their election ought to bo unani mous. Bishop Doano (Protestant Epli coyal bishop of Albany ) is already re? gent and putting Bishop McNeirney on the same board will demonstrate that it is non sectarian. Both these gentle? men here suggested are admirably qualified by profound and'varlod learn ing, by literary tastes and accomplish? ments, and falo h personal character, to adorn tho board and add to its dignity and usefulness." The Old Howlett House Burned. Richmond, Va., Jan. 19.?Information was received hore to-night of the burn ing of tho old Howlett house, located on the south bank of tho James river, opposite Ducth Gap, and famous in war annals Thoro was a Confederate battery of artillery stationed at this house dur? ing the war, and while General Butler was cutting a canal through Dutch Gap his troop were constantly tired upon from this point. It was ocoupled by a family from Michigan, who lost all their porsonal effects. Tno loss was very slight and no insurance. A Lame Crowd Will Attend the lugura tlon. Washington, Jan. 19.?Tho commit? tee on public comfort, of which M. I. Weelor is chairman, are receiving so many applications for quarters from all parts of tho country that it Is evident I tho crowd at the Inauguration of Clove [ land Is going to be immense. RICE THREE CENTS GEN. LEE S MEMORY HONORED. Interesting Meeting Held by William Watts Camp. God. James A. Walker, of Wvthevllle, De? livers an Address?A Largo Audience? Present?The Banks Were all Closed Yesterday?The Dead Hero Eulogized Klsewhere?Services Were Held in At lanta and Richmond. Yesterday was a legal holiday in tho Stato. and all banks and State buildings were closed in observance of tho birth day of Virginia's favorite solaler, (ion oral Robert E. Lee. William Watts Camp of Confederate Veterans held an interesting meeting at 8 o'clook last night in tho Y. M. C. A. building. Tho houso was orowded, there being many ladies present. Tho veteran General dames A. Walkor, of Wythevllle, was the speaker of tho ovening. The ban? ner of tho camp was placed upon the rostrum just behind the speaker. Tho mooting was called to order by S. 8. Brooke, commander of tho camp, after which prayer was offered by Rov. Mr. Ferguson, chaplain of the camp. At the conclusion of tho prayer Lteu tenant commander W. B Johnson, alter eulogizing General Walkor tor his valiant service and deep dovotlon to his country, introduced him as tho speaker of tho evening. General Walker commenced his re? marks with greetings to Camp William Watts, and tho mournful gratification he felt in speaking to an organization that boro the name of one whose memory re? called tbo noblest type of tho virtues, tho courage, tho chivalry and thu ac? complishments which made np tho true Virginia gentleman of tho days before tho war. He said it was one of the most pleasing recollections of the pros out to reflect upon tho friendship which ceased only with William Watts' lifo. General Walker then spoke at some length upon Stonewall Jackson, paying: "Many men of great genius havo borne the reputation of being crazy and Stone? wall Jackson was at the beginning of tho war no oxcoption to tMs rule." Ho then recounted the story of Jackson's wondorful stritogy in tho Swift Run Gap affair, whon ho left only General MoEwell to check General Bank's army in case of a movement on tho Federal side, who remained in blissful ignoranco of the fact that thoy were only con? fronted with ono division, whilo Goneral Jaokson was winning a battle at Mc? Dowell. Goneral Ewoll during tho delay pre? vious to tho victory insisted that Gen? eral Jaokson was crazy, and was only satisfied of his sanity . whon he recolvod his telegram dated McDowell, May 11, 1868: "by tho grace of God we defeated. Milroy here to day. J. T. Jackson." Goneral Walker then rehearsed some thrilling stories of tho war and con? cluded his address with a eulogy of Gen. Robert E Lee. in which ho spoke of his characteristic modesty and of the finan? cial positions he had boen offered for tho uso of his name, saying: ' Can the wildest sketch of a fanciful imagination think of tbo name of Robert E. Lee heading a flaming advertisement of tho drawing of a gambling lottery, or being connected with a black Friday, or a wildcat bank to allure iqnooont and trusting depositors to financial ruin. In Richmond thore stands a proud eques? trian statue of General Leo, the great? est general or military hero of any age or clime." General Walker was listened to throughout with deep attention. About a dozen members of the Grand Army post were present. Richmond Honors His Memory. Richmond, Va., Jan. lit.?-Today being the anniversary of the birthday of Gen. Robert E. Lee, tho day was gener? ally observed throughout Virginia as a legal holiday. All iho stato and mu? nicipal offices, banks, courts, railroad offices, freight depots and public schools of this city were closed. This evening: tho First Virginia Regiment, with full ranks, marched to the Academy of Music, where an appropriate address was delivered by Capt Geo. Wayne An? derson, company commander. Tc-night R E. Loo Camp, a-stated by Pickott Camp and tho Richmond Light Infantry Blues, assembled at the armory of tho former, marched to the First Presbyterian Church where the day was celebrated, tho following being tbo order of exorcises: Organ voluntary; prayer by Comrado Rov. L. R Mason; singing by choir; presentation on behalf of Lee Camp of a beautiful gold badge to Dr. Moses D. H?ge, by ex-Commander John Murphy. Dr. Hogo then delivered & touching loo tu re on tho lifo, character and sorvioos of General Lee. The Day Id Atlanta. Atlanta, Jan. 19.?-General Lee's birthday being a legal holiday in this State tho occasion was appropriately ob? served to-day, especially under tho aus piolosof the Virginia Society of this city. All State offices were closed. The only formal exercise* were those at the Young Men's Christian Association auditorium and at the banquet this ovoning, whero James Llndley Cordon, of Charlottesville, delivered an elo? quent tribute to tho memory of General Lee. Governor N rthen, Mayor Good? win and other prominent men also made speeches. Appealing the Brigg* Cane. Nkw York, Jan. 19.?The Brijfgscase will be appealed direct to the general assembly. The prosecuting committee filed to night with Rov. Dr. Saul D. Alexander, the stated clerk of tho Pros bytory, thoir notice of appoal. McOarrabau Will Try Again. WasiumujTon, Jan. ID.?A new Mc Garrahan bill was introduced in the Senate to-day and referred to the judi? ciary committee The Weather. Forecast for Virginia: Fair, aQCtuerly [ winds, becoming variable.