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VOL, XL-NO. 106.
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.

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