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Live News andFresh Gossip From the Cities and Towns of Virginia
Mayor Riddick's Sunday Clos?
ing Crusade ln Norfolk.
? O INDICTMENTS YET
The Jury, However, is Considering 28
Cases and True Bills May be Re?
turned After Conference with the
(Special to Tho Tlmts-Dlapateb.)
rJORFOLK, VA, February 4.?The lobby
Df the. Corporation Court was filled with
policemen and others summoned before
the grand ?1ury. Thero win a round-up of
Witnesses to bo examined ln search of evi?
dence against tho bar-keopcrs and the sa?
loons. It ls the Intention of tha Board of
Police Commissioners, of which Mayor
Rlddlck ls chairman, to indiai tho bar?
keepers for selling liquor on Sunday and
to attempt to oanoel tho licenses of tho
saloons where liquor Is sold. For that
purpose there were fifteen or twenty ofll
cers called to testify before tho grand
|ury, and Mayor Rlddlck himself was In?
vited to tell what he knew of tho efforts
to enforce the laws and of the success
With which the laws and the fines Imposed
by tho courts have boon evaded.
Tho (assembly of suoh a crowd of wit?
nesses and, ot course, of the attorneys
sud the friends of those who aro expect?
ing to be Indicted, attracted an unusual
number of spectators to tho court and
read? a scene that rarely occurs. Tho
grand Jury is the same one that has in?
dicted several men and one woman, to
be tried for killing or an attempt to kill,
besides many negroes who have already
been sentenced to the penitentiary for
After examining all of the witnesses and
talcing a stenographic report ot the ovl
ieuco, the jury arose without returning
ihy of tho twenty-eight Indictments it
ivas supposed to be considering. A report
pas it that tho evidence is referred to the
C<inimonwealth'B Attorney for his advice
?3 to the action of the grand Jury; also
lh_t there was a conflict of testimony
among tl)0 ofllcers as to tho legal evidence
they may obtain by entering the saloons.
J. S. Christner, J. L. Nauge, W. II. Cox
and V. L. King, alleged desorters from the
United States navy, picked up last eve?
ning by Substitute Policemen Barrom and
Allen, were delivered at the navy yard
this morning. Tho government pays ?10
reward for every "desert?r" apprehended
nnd delivered. The money all gooR to tbe
captors. The "deserters," who aro quite
frequently sailors who havo simply over?
stayed their liberty, as tho result of a
bad spree, are, upon their delivery at the
navy yard, sent to the brig on their re?
_ Willie Mlttcr. col?Ted. about thirty years
" old?- who applied at Uie Norfolk police
station this morning for treatment for ?
pistol shot wound In tho hip, said that
he' was Ilred upon at Money Point this
ir.cinlng by ilenry Wilson, another negro,
who as yet Is unarresteil. The troublo,
which resulted In tho ?hooting, Mltter
says, began last night over a disputo ns
to "some grub." Mltter caino to Norfolk
on tho street cars.
J. O. Terry, the Halifax county man,
under sentence of sixty (lays In jail for
the alleged carrying of rnw material to
tin illicit distillery, who nrgued his own
case ln the "United States Circuit Court
ot Appeals at Richmond yesterday and
) secured a reversal of the lower court's
\ Sentence, was tried ln the United States
Court here six months or more ago.
when he conducted his own defenso and
irgued his case as he dtd In,' the higher
lourt yesterday. Hon. R. T'. Thorp as
listed Terry lu preparing his appeal pa?
pers ln the local court.
James Perry, colored, was brought from
the Portsmouth Jail by Detective Rose
this morning. .Tames stole a boat horo
two months acpi'nd rowed to Portsmouth,
where ho stoica c?rgo of Iron to sell
*tn his own ncc< unt. The oilicers of Ports?
mouth got htm first and succeeded .in
sending him to prison for sixty days.
When his. term expired this morning tho
?Norfolk? detective was there to continue
\? -serial that Perry is running. He
as transfeiTcd to Jail here and will bo
tried for stealing tho boat and likely
bo sentenced here, too.
C. F. Osborne, against the Life Insur?
ance Company of Virginia, was the ti?
lle of a caso ln the Court of Law and
Thoncory this morning. It recalled the
ta mous case ln which Osborne was sus?
pected of killing the wife on whoso Ufo
llie policy that Is tho subject of this
lult was issued. The policy was trans?
ferred to the attorney who defended Os?
tarne ln the examination ho underwent
here, and for which there was not evl
ience to hold him. Osborne Is In Okla?
homa now awaiting trial for murder
there. Judge Bruce hoard tho argument
und reserved decision about the payment
Of the policy.
The body of Robert Lawrence was taken
borne to-day. Hubert Lawrence was en?
gaged In telling trees in tho country
iwenty miles from here yesterday, -whon
the tree he was feeling came down sud?
denly and. crushed his skull, killing him
Instantly. He was twenty-throe years
Df age, and was a native of Rates fita
llon, N. C, to which placo his brother,
A. F. Lawrence, took the body this
morning by rail.
Miss Blanche Thomas, of Drewreysvlllo,
has been engaged to sing at tho Ep
worth M. E. Church here. Sho in an ac?
complished soloist and has a highly cul?
tivated soprano voice.
areal Interest In the Subject In York
(Special to The Tlnies-Vlspatcb.)
YORKTOWN, VA., February 4.?The
local option fight In Nelson District cul?
minates to-day In a battle of ballots.
Sr Both sides are confident, and the re
jult Is awaited with much interest. Jn
lerest In the local option has spread to
both the neighboring districts, which
j ?.re booked for local option elections in
tarly spring. Uloucustur county will
also bo the battleground of license or no
license in the early part of May. ?
portion of the county Is now under local
option, und the fjght will l,e waged over
the wet districts.
Captain Cjoorgo Rlohard.son, of West
Point, was hore yesterday to meet the
new yacht, which was noni him from
New York. The "Arthur R. Fling" ls a
Sloop-yacht, forty-two feot long ?md ill
U>d with a twelve horse-power gasoline
engine. Under command of Cunta In L,
B. Hancock, sho mudo tho trip from Now
York' tiafbor to Chlncotea-ruo in twenty,
ntn* hours, scudding down the coast bo
for? ft -tenie northerly, t'alo, Captain,
Richardson wilt use the trim little vessel
ns a pleasure craft.
MIm Kate Charles, daughter of Mr.
J. K. Charles, of Fish Neck, Is lying
dangerously 111 of typhoid fovor nt hor
father's residence. Tlio attending phy?
sicians are very doubtful of her rocdv
ery, as she is supposed to be In ex?
Superintendant of Ihe Chesnpoake Tele?
(Specilli to Th? TlmeB-l>l?i'?tch.)
WILLIAMSBtrRG, VA.. February 4.?
SIlss Katiinrlne Morecock has been ap?
pointed superintendent of tlie Chesapeake
Tolophono and Telegraph Company In the
placo of H C. Lightfoot, who recently
resigned to accept a position with the
Newport News Dry Dock Company.
A lodge of Virginia O. O. A. M. was or
gnril&cd hero last night. The lodge was
gotten up by J. M. Clark and J. P.
Mr. C. P. Elldrldgc, of Patrick Henry
Lodge, No, 12, of Richmond, was hero
last night, and installed tho following
olllcors: 13. H. Proctor, Jr., past councilor;
J. P. Van Fossen, councilor; R. L Bat
kins, vice-councilor ? J. H. Leath, record?
ing secretary; A- C Saundcrs, assistant
recording secretary; J. V. Morris, finan?
cial secretary; Howard Wynkoop, treas?
urer; G. H. Graham, conduotor; W. B.
Hltcblns, warden; J. W. Vaughn, Inside
sentinel; R. L Creasy, outside sentinel;
R. L Criflln, R. D. Wllklna and B. H.
Proctor, trustees; J. M? Clark, chaplain.
The lodgo has a very largo membership
to ?tart with and overy prospoct of a con?
siderable Increase In membership within
a short tima
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Holmes will give
a reception at their . borne to-night In
honor of Mr. and Mrs. ' G. W. Holmes,
who wero married In Yorktown to-day at
3 o'clock by Rev. Mr. Crooks, ot that
place. The couplo will leavo to-morrow
for a short bridal tour.
Tho Council of this city will meet to?
night. Much important business will bo
brought before, tiho Council.
Rev. It T. aputhan, Rev. Edgar A.
Potts nnd Mrs. fsadoro Smith have been
appointed to attend the Virginia Confer?
ence of Charities and Correction, to bo
held In Richmond, Va, February 10,
U and 12.
A PRACTICAL JOKE
J. N. Eakle at Williamsvllle Recovering
from Tobacco In His Coffee.
(Spediti to Tlio Tlmee-Dispatch.)
COVING-TON", VA.. Feb. 4.?The pois?
oning of J. M. Bolt lo, postmaster at
Wllllamsvlllo, was tho result of a joke
played upon him. A piece of - tobacoo
was put Into his coffee, th? person who
did so thinking that he would Imme?
diately discover It as sooa as he tasted
For some reason ho did not find It
out until ho had drank quite a good deal
of It. He at once becama quito sick,
and for a timo it was "feared that tho
poisoned coffee would causo his death.
Mr. Eaklu Is now recovering and no
fear as to his safety is entertained.
Beforo tho people of Wllllamsvlllo
lcarji?3d the facts about the matter great
indignation prevailed, and they deter?
mined that the guilty person should be
severely punished. After it was under?
stood every one roallzed that the pois?
oning was not Intentional In the least.
Therefore, no arrest has boen. or will
Owing to the difficulty In securing ro
ports Immediately from Williamsvllle,
tho mattor has caused no little excite?
MRS. WILBORN LIVING
Her Negro Assailant Caught and Lodged
in the Halifax Jail.
(Special to Tlie Times-Dispatch.)
SOUTH BOSTON, VA., February 4.?
Alexander Spencer, the eighteen-year-old
negro boy that dealt tho blow -which will
probably result la the death of Mrs. Saille
R. Wilborn, of Alcide, this county, Is now
safely lodged in tho Jail, and all Imme?
diate danger of lynching, which was talked
of here and In tho county yesterday, is
The negro made a full confession on his
way to Jail, but gave no reason for lho
deed, merely saying that ho must have
been crazy. The crime was committed on
Monday and will doubtless prove fatal to
Mrs. Wilborn, who Is about llfty years of
age. Tho last report from her Is that
sho Is-still alive. Rumors of lynching
wero I'dlo talk, and It seems that there
was never any set plan for accomplishing
It and no particular reason to fear it.
Rural Delivery in Roanoke.
(Special to Tlio Tinica-DlBpatcb)
SALEM, VA., February 4.?Free rural
mall delivery began yesterday over tbo two
routes recently established In Roanoke
county, to bo supplied from tho Snlem
posloffice. The farmers aro eager to take
advantago of this great convenience, and
airca'dy hundreds of tho boxes approved
by tho government dot tha roads which
are on Ihe freo delivery routes.
Are the dread ofjthose whose lungs art,
"weak." ? Some fortunate people can
follow the .summer as it goes southward,
and escape the cold blasts of winter and
the chill airs of spring. But for the
majority of people this is impossible.
Family caree and
tions hold them
are made strong
by the use of Dr.
ery, It cures the
heals the In?
stops the ?lem?
orrhage, and re?
stores the lost
flesh to tlie ema
"I am a railroad
agent,?' writes 1, B.
Staples, lisq., of
llaicloy, ii.siii;?.? Co.,
Kails., "uud four
veltri, ago my work
xcepiug me in a
warm room and
stepping out fre
?nieully luto the
cold air gave me bronchiti?, which became
chronic sud deep ?cuted. Doctom failed to
reach uiy case sud advised m; to try a higher
sir, but, foituntitcly for mi?, a fiieud alto advised
Uie to try Iir. Tierce's medicine?. I commenced
taking your ' Golden Medlcul Discovery,'und by
the tuue I had token the first battle 1 wu? bet?
ter, and after taking about four bottles my
cough was entirely gone. I have fouud no ne?
cessity for itckiug auothercliimile."
Sometimes a dealer, tempted by the
little more profit paid ou the sale of less
meritorious medicines, will offer the
customer a substitute as being "just us
good " as the "Discovery."
You get tlie People's Common Sfnse
Medical Adviser, the best medical work
ever published, free by sending stumps,
to pay expertise of mailing only. Sene
31 one-cent stamps for book in pepe
tovexe, or 31 stamps for cloth-bound vpl
, mue, to Dr. JA. V, Pierce, Buffai?. ?, Y,
Branch Union Formed In
THE PTOMAINE POISONING
Mr. W. L. Zimmer and Two Members
of His Family Were Made III, But
Are Now Well on the Road
Towards Rapid Recovery.
(Special to Tho Tlmoe-bleontch,*
PETERSBURG. VA, Feb. 4.-A local
Retail Clerks' Union was organized In
Petersburg to-nlght, and members sulll
olent to entitle tho branch, to a chartor
wore secured. John F. Don Loavy, pres?
ident of the Rotali Clerks' Association
of Richmond, mado a short addres, and
John O. Harris read the rulos. Tho of?
ficers elected aro: Prosldent, Thomas H.
Boisseau; Corresponding Secretary, W.
"W. Bryant, and Financial Secretary,
All the officer? are clerks ln clothing
stores In this city. This soems to bo
the beginning of a movement' emanating
from tho Trade and Labor Council moro
thoroughly to organizo labor ln Peters?
W. L. Zlmnior, a prominent tobaccon?
ist of this city, and two members of his
family, W. L Zlmmor, Jr., and Miss
Zlmmor, were dangerously 111 lost night
and to-day from ptomaine poisoning.
Their phys-iclaii worked vigorously from
midnight till late this morning, when
the patients showed signs of improve?
ment. Their condition to-nlght ls de?
cidedly botter, and they aro thought now
to bo out of danger.
The poisoning was due to tholr eating
| licet tongue, brine cured, Cor supper
last night. Miss Zimmer was the first
to bo taken 111. About midnight her fa?
ther was suffering from the same
symptoms, and thero was conslderaolo
excitement when young Mr. Zimmer
caino homo 111 also. The patients are
by no means well, but are well on the
road towards rnpld recovery.
Mr. Bartlett Roper will build a largo
two-story warehouse on the lot purchased
yesterday, on which now stands tha old?
est Methodist Church In the State. The
warehouse Will cost bctwoon ?0,000 and
$8,000, and when It has been completed Mr
Roper will move his wholesale business
from Sycamore Streot to this warehouse,
on Union Street.
na?t dishing, a sailor, was fined $S0
this morning by tho Mayor and given
three rnontlis' Imprisonment In jail for re?
sisting and assaulting pollco olllcers.
dishing was found drunk at the ..?or
folk and Western station, and a "rough
house followed tbe attempt of Ofllcor
Magee to arrest him. Officers Stewart
and YVlngfleld enmo in response to Ma
gco's distress whistle, and the officers
had to club their man beforo they could
talco him to tho station.
Powhatan Tribe of Red Men will re
dedlcate their hall, on Bank Streot, Feb?
ruary 24th. The hall was recently en?
larged and repaired at considerable cost,
and ls now one of tho handsomest and
most convonlent lodge rooms ln tho
State. Several members of tho Great
Council of Virginia will bo present.
At last night's conclave of Appotnattox
Commandery Knights Templar a com?
mittee of live, with Eminent Commander
H. V. Parhnm cbalrmnn, was appointed
make proper arrangements for the
seventy-fifth anniversary, which will oc?
cur May 0th next.
Tho pollco of Petersburg havo raided
another colored crap joint ln this city.
Tom Crlttendon was fined $20 for run?
ning a gambling houso, and each of the
players wero lined $2 each.
Tho tobacco market opens with larger
receipts this week than at any time
slneo Christmas, and with a very firm
fooling. It Is estimated that over one
half of tho crop In this section has been
marketed. It is said that the farmers
of tho peanut-growing counties arc tak?
ing kindly to tho proposition to culti?
vate bright tobacco.
James D. Bowle, ln Pearl Streot. yester
? lire broke out ln the resldenco of
day afternoon, but tho promptness of
neighbors saved the building from serious
Mr. Thomns Hurst, of Vineland. N. J..
proprietor of the rug factory recently es?
tablished here, hns been In tho city for
a day or two. He Is so much pleased
with his success In Petersburg that he
has determined to enlarge his plant and
increase its output.
PETERSBURG A. P. V. A.
Mrs. Mario E. Morrison, of Petersburg,
has been appointed p'Osldent to organize
a branch of the Association for the Pres?
ervation of Virginia Antiquities in this
city. Mrs. Morrison has begun her work
and hopes within a short timo to havo a
nourishing branch In Petersburg.
Mrs. Morrison has been electad a mem?
ber of tho Old Dominion Pilgrimage Com?
mittee, which will visit Jamestown Is?
land and the colonial homos of Virginia
May 11th to May 18th. The commlttoo
will be ln Richmond on May 16th and In
Petersburg on the 17th,
Mr. Ernest Seiiton-Tbompson, wnoso
books have entertained so many pooplo
In this city, will speak at the Y. M. C. A.
Hull Friday evening on "Animal Minds
and Heroes." Ills address will be illus?
trated with pictures iliade by hlmsolf of
tho haunts of wild? animals. Many peoplo
from Petersburg wont over to Richmond
to hear Beaton-Thompson when ho de?
livered his lecture In that city two yours
Mr. Barllott J?oper, who for tho past
five years bus served so elllclonlly ns pres?
ident of the Chamber of Commerce In
this city, has resigned. Ilo says this
course ls necessary In view of tho fact
that his physical strength Is not such
ns lo permit his doing justleo to so Im?
portant u position.
Tho Norfolk nnd Western Railroad Com?
pany has kindly agreed to give freo trans?
portation of wood for the poor of Peters?
Rev. John V. Preston, of Richmond, will
preach ut Tptib-SU'oet Presbyterian Church
this city next Sunday and will prosont
the chuso nf foreign missions,
Machinery Is now being plaood In tho
H'-htKhlp recently built hero by tho G?
toisburg Iron Works Company.
"? Night at tho Circus." the big fnfco
? iiiicily success, will bo given at the Acad?
emy in this city to-morrow evening.
Loxlngton Epworth Leagues.
(Hpoelal to TI?1 Tlmeii.pi?pet?"*0
LEXINGTON. VA,, ?Feb, ?.-Tlio Ep
worth Looguo of Christian Endeavor Bo
floty of Trinity Methodist Church of
Loxlngton to-nlght appropriately ob
?ryed tho twenty-second anniversary of
the Christian Endeavor movement,
known ae Chrlitlan Endeavor Pay, The
exercises were presided over by Mr, H.
W. Amole, president of tho local so?
A. brief statement of tho work done
by tho Lexington society was mado by
Mr. Blbert W. G. Booghor.
Kev. J. H. Light, pastor of the ohurch,
Introduced as tho speokor of tho ovonlng
Rev. Charles D, Bulla, pastor of Brad
dock-Streot Mothodlst Ghuroh, Wlnches
WILL BE CALLED
Dr. Pickard Has Returned to Lynchburg
After Preaching In Boston.
(Special to The Tlmee-Dispatch.)
LYNCBBURG, VA.. February 4.-Dr.
W. L Pickard, pastor of the First Bntp
Ust Church of this city, returned lust
night from Boston, Mass., where on Sun?
day lie preached by roauost at tho Tre?
mont Tempio, the largest Baptist ohurch
la Uie country. When soon by a roporter,
Dr. Pickard, in responso to Inquiries,
stated that hn had nothing to say Just
at present, as ho thought It his duty to
first communlcato with tho ofllcers of his
ohurch before making announcement to
the public. Dr, Pickard said that nothing
would be kept behind tho scenes, and
that Lynchburg might rest assured that
It would not bo deceived at any step.
It Is thought here that a call to Tremont
Tempio will bo formally tendered Dr.
Pickard In the very noor futuro, and It
is expected that ho will accept
Drys Win in York.
??.. ^FS1?1 to Tfc<* Timos.DiBpatch,)
?vV__LIAMSBURt_; VA., Fob. 4,-The
local ' option light in Nelson Bistri et,
York county, to-day rosulted In victory
for the "drys," Tho voto was as fol?
lows: "Drys," 88; "wets," 32.
(Special to Tho iTImes-Dlspatch.)
-WEDERJCKSBUBjG, VA., February
4.?Mr. W. G. Clarke, son of Mr. G. W.
Clarke, of Spotsylvania county, was mar?
ried yesterday at Huntington, W, Vs.,
to Miss Jessie Christy, of that place.
(Special to Tho Tlnn-h-Dlspatch.)
ALEXANDRIA, VA., Feb. 4.?Miss Fior?
ii la Daniels and Clarence H. Ticer, both
of this city, wero married at 8 o'clock
this evening at tho parsonage of tho
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, by
Rev. J. P. Stump, pastor.
toRT NEWS, VA., February, 4.
Pollceman Earp and Miss Beulah ?Tes
slck, of Poquoson, were married to-night
at the home of tho bride's parents.
Soon to be Married.
(Special to Tim Times-Dispatch.)
LYNCHBURG, VA., Feb. 4.?Invita?
tions have been received here from the
Rev. and Mrs. Chlswell Dabney, of
Chatham, to tito marriage of their
daughter, Miss Louise Sliackelford Dab?
ney,? to Mr. Edward Ernest llenid, of
Lynchburg, Va. The ceremony will tako
placo on .. odnosday evening, February
ISth. at 0 o'clock, in Emmanuel Church,
ELKS HOME IS
The Building and Grounds
Will Present a Most Attrac
. tive Appearance,
(Special to The Timos-Dlspatch.)
LYNCHBURG, VA., February 4.?Tho
Improvement and renovation of tho Na?
tional Elks' Home in Bedford City is
rapidly approaching completion, and
when tho Spring brings out flowers and
foliage, the building and Its grounds will
present an appeaxanco very different
from that of tlio post two or three years.
The grounds have been plowed and har?
rowed and tho grass seed which were
sown havo covered tho lawn with a rich,
greon color that promises a splendid turf
later in the year. The building has un?
dergone a veritable transformation. 'It
.ios been painted Insldo and out, o.nd the
combination of color la most effective
At tho cost of fifteen thousand dollars,
tho Home has been supplied with an en
.iroly now system of plumbing and a
modern system of heating, known as
tho vnpor system. Tlio boilers aro In tho
oasement, a placo for them having been
specially prepared. A few days iig-o a
thorough tost given the boilers and ra?
diators proved most satisfactory, and
. showed conclusively (that the place will
be kopt most comfortable In the cold days
jf winter. It Is claimed that the vapor
system has many advantages over tho
old methods, and Is particularly valuablo
In Its economy.
Tho work of putting now paper on tho
walls of tho bulls and rooms Is to bo
commenced at once, and when this Is
compiuteci tho place will be ready for
occupancy. The formal opening of tho
Homo Is expected to bo a great event
In tho history of Hlkdom, and It Is proba?
ble that tlio ceremonies will bo attended
by thousands of Elks from all parts
of the country.
? Ill" KUMllS
752 Seventh Street,
Now York City.
J. M. BLANKS,
The Prescription Druggist,
Hancock and Clay Sts.
Dear Sir,?Will you please
lot mo know where I can get
Blanks' B. & S. Dime Liver
Pills in this oity (Now York
city). I am ? trjiined nurse,
aud know thoy aro excellent;
tho doctor guvo them to mo
last sumnior when I was seri?
ously ill in Virginia. Thoy
should he in every drug store.
MISS A. M. GRAY.
FOR SALE BY RBlIABK DRUG?
GISTS AND BY RIAIL.
Price, 10 cunts per box, or three
bu-un Cor g? oents.
LET HIM RIDE
So McGrath Tried to Get Even
With the Engineer,
SENT ON TO GRAND JURY
Ho Ran a Switching Engine Out on the
Main Une of the C. & O. Just for
Spite and Now Faces a Very
(Spoclal to Tho Ttmoe-DIspotch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., February 4.
Joseph McGrnth, alias George Hopo, the
white- man who was arrested several days
ago on tho charge of attempting to wreck
a Chesapeako and Ohio train, was sont
to the grand Jury by Justice Brown ln
tho Pollco Court to-day. Tho man was
unable to give bond for his appearance
before the grand jury, and it ls probablo
that ho will remain in jail until tlio jury
sits in March.
AlcGrath ls alleged to have boarded a
shifting englno on the Chesapeako and
Ohio'yard, and, oponlng tho throttle, to
have run it out on tho main line. The
englno remained on tho main Une until it
was lucidly found by ono of Uie com?
pany's employes in time to prevent an
accident. It is said that the prisoner did
this In order to got ovon with an en?
gineer who rofuscd to let him have a ride.
UNABLE TO AGREE.
After being out several hours this morn?
ing, the jury In tho Circuit Court failed
to reach an agreement ln tho case of
Frederick Shotfs administratrix ugalnst
tho Newport News and Old Point Railway
and Electric Company, and was dis?
charged. This ls the second trial of the
case, and both trials have resulted In
Tho plaintiff Is suing for ?10.000 dam?
ages, clulmlng that her husband lost his
life through negligence of the company's
employes. Several years ago Frederic's
Shott, while getting off ono of tho de?
fendant company's cars at Thirty-sixth
Streot and 'Washington Avenue, fell to
ihe pavement, striking his head and re?
ceiving injuries from w_ichxho died short?
The plaintiff was represented by Messrs.
W. M. Bernard and C. C. Mitchell, nnd
ex-Governor Charles T. O'Ferrali and
Mr. E. M. Braxton, wero counsel for the
THE DIAMOND LOST.
Tho caso of James Plttman, charged
with stealing tho diamond medal belong?
ing to Councilman J. J. Thomas, wns
dismissed in tho Police Court to-day. The
medal was found ln Plttman's pocket
when ho was arrested Monday, but he
declared that ho rplcked It up on the
street, and, as ono saw him tako It, he
could not bo coiu'lctod of tho theft. The
diamond, which Plttman says was gone
when ho got thn medal, has never been
found. Tho medal was taken from
Thomas' saloon on Twenty-third Street,
Saturday night. It was a valuable trinket,
and was presented to tho Councilman by
Tom Sharkey, the pugilist.
Robert Barker, the young white mail
charged with betraying Mutt!? Lou Mc
Cormlck under promise of marrlago, is
still in Jail, and there seems to bo no
prospect of his securing ball. Tho case
has been continued until February 14th,
In order to givo tho father of tho girl
an opportunity to get hor hero In timo for
the trial. It Is believed now that the
young man told a straight1 story when he
said that sho was In Charlottesvlllo.
WAS CUT IN TWO.
xho American steamship MInnetonka
arrived here from Boston to-day to load
a cargo of coal. The Mlnnetonlca will be
remembered as tin* big lake steamer
which was cut In two several years ago,
and towed through the Erio Canal and
down tho St. Lawrence River to the
ocean, whero sho was rebuilt and put In
the coastwise service. Tho 'resol had to
bo cut ln two because sho was too long
to go' through tho locks of the canal.
SMITH ER??THRESH LEY
Marriage Ceremony at the Christian
Church in Fredericksburg.
(Special to Tho TlmcB-DIspotcll.)
F?REDE RICKSBURG, VA., Fobruary
4.?Tho Christian Church ln this city was
to-nlght filled with an animated as-i
semblag9, gathered to witness tho mar?
riage of Mr. Charles Lowls-Smlther of this
city, and Miss Lucy Bealo Sthrcshloy,
daughtor of Mr. and Mrs. Marl us Sthresh
loy, of Stafford county. The church was
prettily decorated with evergreens, ipalms
and other potted plants. Tho brido worn
a traveling dross of bluo broadcloth,'
white trimmings, hat and gloires to
match, and carried bride's roses. Rev. G.
L. Chestnutt officiated, and Mrs. It. B.
McCalley, sister of tho brido, gowned in
white taffet? silk, carrying rosos, was
dame of honor. The best man was Mr.
J. D. Smlther, brother of th? groom.
The bridesmaids were Miss Nannie
Sthreshley Mrs. J. II. Maupoon, sis?
ters of the bride, In white orgnndy;
Misses Llllle and Alice Sthresbloy, sisters
of tho bride,, ln green organdy; Miss
Attawa Sthreshley, slstor of the bride,
nnd Miss Madgo Boggs, In pink organdy;
Misses Sadie nnd Eva Sthreshley, sis?
ters of tha brido. In bluo organdy. The
groomsmen wero Dr. K. N. Goolriclt
Messrs. F. L. W. Green, John M, W.
Green, Thoodore Bradley, of this city;
Richard Moncure, of Stafford county;
Grant Walker. Gibson Saundors, and
Horace D. Rawllngs of Richmond;
?Ushers, Dr. B. Hales, Dr. D. C. Bowman,
Messrs. C. W. Jones, and R. B. McCalley;
Card rocolvors, Joe and Robert Mo
Calloy. Following tbe ceremony a hand?
some reception was held at the residence
of Mr. It. B. McCalley, and refreshments
seni'od, after which Mr, and Mrs.
Smtthor loft on tho 10:30 trnln for a bridal
tour South. Upon their return they will
resido In thlB oity.
Pittsburg Man Wins a Fair Bride o
(f*|)ocIul to Tho Tliues-Dlspatch.)
ONANCOCK, VA., February 4.?The
Presbyterlnn Church at Onaneock , was
beautifully decorated with ferns and pot?
ted plants to-day for tho marriage of
Miss Susie Flnney Parker to Mr, Ralph
Bernard James, at 10:80 o'clock this morn?
ing. Tho ceremony was performed by
Rev. Poter Henderllke, pastor of tho
church, Tho brido, who Is tho daughter
of tho lato Benjamin T, Parker, _oq?
wo? attired ln a travollng suit of dark
blue broadcloth, Mis? Minnie Parker,
slater of the brido, was maid of honor
and wore _reon crope do, chine. The uuh
*e* wera: .WJiu_<_ ?-.4???j_?_?-*._>?_,4
nest Nock, of Onancoolc, and O. Douglas
Wilklns and Claude L. Northam, of Bal?
timore. Mr. Edward B. Parltor, brothnr
of the brido, gave her away. The groom,
who Is a commission merchant of Pitts
burg, Pa., was accompanied by his best
man, Mr. Thomas B. Joynes, also ot
Mr. and? Mrs. James took the Wil?
mington expross for a two weoks' tour
Immediately after the ceremony, Thoy
will reside In Pittsburg. '
A Wedding of Much Interest In South?
west Virginia Sociely.
(Special to Tho Tlmeii-Iiliiimtcli.)
WTTHEVILLE, VA.,. .February 4,-A
wedding of much Interest occurrod at
noon to-day at tho homo of Mrj oavlJ
Graham, widow of Major Grail tun, on?
of tho loading citizens of Wythe ounly,
'when her datigli tor, Allus Patsy P. ii?a
hnm, became lho brido of Mr. William
Blxon Sandors, a well known young
business man of tho lower end of the
county. Tho groom's best man was Mr.
C. W. Sandors, of Ronnoko. Tho maid
of honor, Miss Frlel Graham, woro wnlio
lace over blue satin, and carried bride's
roses. The trido was gowned in white
silk with veil, and carried carnations.
Sho was given away by her brother, Mr.
Tho ushers were Messrs. C. S. Sanders,
?. O. Robinson, ?. F. IClncannon, Rob?
ert Graham, Free! Talo and Mr. Wil?
liam T. Graham. Rev. G. H. Gllinor, of
Draper's Valley, assisted by Rov. H, R.
(Special to The TlrmiM-DUnntch.)
BRISTOL. VA.-, February I?The mar?
riage of Miss Mary Vaneo Sent?ker and
Mr. Ernest Hodlro wns " solemnized at
tho home ot tho bride's father on Leo
Street early this forenoon. Rov. XV. O.
Cochrnno. D. D., pastor' of the First !
Presbyterian Churoh, was tho officiating
minister. It was a pretty homo wed?
ding, wltnossed by only tho near rela?
tives and a fow friends. Tho bride Is
a daughter of Mr. E. EC. Seneker, who
was for many years a merchant In Bris?
tol, but who retired from business a
few yoars ago. The groom Is a success?
ful young business man of St. Louis.
Tho coiip.o will mako their home In St,
(Spedai to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, ??., February 4.?
Till.? afternoon"-at 4 o'clock, at tho homo
of the brldo's sister, Mrs. Murphy, Miss
l.ula Amolla Moseley and Mr. Robert Ed?
win Maddox, two popular young1 people
of this city, were married. The ceremony
?as performed by Rev. Dr. J. W. Porter,
and immediately afterwards tho couple
took the Chesapeake and Ohio train for
Warrenton, Va., tho homo of tho groom's
parents, where they will spend their hon?
fSpoolal to Tlie Timen-IHtpntch.)
LAWRENCEVILLE, VA., February 4.
There was quito a pretty wedding cere?
mony at Moyton, N. C, last Thursday,
when Miss Julia Daniel becarao the bride
of Mr. W; Ross Miles, of this ?dace. The
wedding took place at tho homo of tho
brido, the Rev. Ersklne Pope, of the
Methodist Church, officiating. The happy
couple will make their futuro home here,
whore Mr. Allies Is in tho employment
of tho Southern Railway Company.
(Special to Th? Timee-Dlapatch.)
FIREDHIUCKSBURG, VA., February
4.?Mr. Arthur Llnwood Fllppo and Miss
Elizabeth Westmoro Waring, both ot
C?rollne county, wero married at Bethryiy
Baptist Church. In Caroline county. Rev.
J. S. Rylnnd officiating. Tho church wus
beautifully decorated. Mr. Max Ciitten
don was best man, and Dr. Roderick Dew
and Caroli Goodloo. ushers.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
HEATHSVILLE, VA., Fob. 4.?Mitfi
Adaline J. Damerson, of WIcomlco.
Northumberland county, and Mr. Evnrd
F. Fisher, of this place, wcro married
at the Baptist parsonage hero Tuesday
afternoon. Rev. D. W. Beale was tho
officiating minister. Both ot them are
well-known young people.
(Spedul to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.)
CHATHAM, VA., Fobruary 4? Miss
Mamie S. Shelton and Mr. George Ellis
Anderson were married Wednesday at the
bslde's home, near Sutherllns. The young
couple are from prominent county fami?
lies and very popular.
are overcome by Lydia E. Pink
ham.'s "Vegetable Compound.
Miss Monard cured after doc?
tors failed to help her.
"Lydia E. PJukham's Vege?
table Compound cured me after
doctors had failed, and I want
other girls to know about it. Dur?
ing menstruation I sufterecl most
Intenso pain low in the? abdomen
and in my limbs. At other tunes I
had a heavy, depressoti feeling
whioh made my work seem Uyico
as hard, and I grew palo and thin.
Tho medicine the dootor gave me?
did not do me ono bit of good, and
I was thoroughly discouraged. Tho
dootor wanted me to stop work, but,
of oourse, I could not do that. I
Anally borran to talco Lydia E.
PlaakUarn's Vogoiablo Compound
and felt better after taking tho first
bottle, and after taking six bottles
I was entirely cured, and am now
in perfect health, and I am so grate?
ful for it."?_liss Geohoje Menahd,
687 E. lfiSnd St., New York City, ?
$5000 fotftlt If original of booh? litter proving
gtnuliitncts cannot twfirvduoed,
Lydia E. Pinkliani's Vegetable
Compound eures female ills whoa
_U other uiowi? have l'aileiL.
Liquor Selling ln Caroline Co.
Must Stop at Once.
VOTED FOR LOCAL OPTION
The Advocates and Opponents of Local
Option Agreed That the Salo Might
Continuo Till April 30th, But '
This Is Unlawful.
(SiiceUl to Tho Tlmea-DlsDatch 1
FRBbBRICKSBURO, VA.. Fob. 4.
? local option election was held ln Car?
olino county January 8th, when tho
county wont overwhelmingly for tho
drys, and an agreement had boon en?
tercd Into between tho temporaneo peo?
plo and the liquor dealers that if the
latter made no tight end did not attempt
to Influence tho voters, that thoy would
not be disturbed In tholr business until
tho close of tho license yoar. which Is
April 30, 1903. It now develops that such
an arrangement cannot be carried out,
as it will bo contrary to law for the
sale of liquor to continue after th?
county has voted for local option, and
tho liquor dealers havo had to stop tho
salo of liquor, an order having "been
served on them by tho Judge of tho
County Court and the Commonwealth's
Attorney. Similar conditions prevailed
ln Louisa county some timo ago, when
Judgo G. W. Morton, of Orango, sitting
for Judgo Sims, decided that If local op?
tion prevnilcd ln any county or district
no more liquor could bo sold ln said
county or district. This was appealed
to tho Circuit Court, and Judgo J, B.
Mnson sustained that decision. The case
was carried to the Court of Appeals, and
the decision was sustained there, Thia
seems to settle the case so far as any
appeals to the courts can bo had.
Tho Mary Washington Hospital Asso
elation has elected the following ofllcersi
Mrs. V. M. Fleming, president; Mrs, W,
H. Richards, vice-president; Miss Nettle
Fltzhugh, treasurer; Mts. W. F. Coates,
aslstant treasurer; Mrs. J. S. DUI, sec?
retary, and Mrs. W. A Bell, assistant
Judgo A. W. Wallace, of the Corpora?
tion Court, has reappolnled Messrs. P,
V. D. Conway, Gcorgo W. Shepherd and
C. L. Kalmbach as tho Board of Pension
Commissioners for this city.
At the last term of tho County Court
of Westmortfcind county Captain Tnb
Bryant ral Indicted by a sptclal grand
Jury for selling liquor in Copio District,
whore local option prevails.
Mr. John Washington, superintendent!
of the public schools of Caroline county,
has addressed an open letter to all of
tho teachers of that county calling upon
them to observe In their schools Feb?
ruary 23d as "Virginia Day" and March
4th as "United States Day," and sug?
gesting the naturo of the programmo
which, In his opinion, would bo appro?
priate for tho occasions.
Mr. Benjamin S. Minor, who Is one of
the lncorporators of tho new American
National Bank, of Washington. D. C,
a charter for which has Just been
granted by tho Comptroller of the Treas?
ury, was formerly of King George coun?
ty and a son of Mr. John T. Minor, a
merchant at Comorn, In that county. Mr,
B. S. Minor Is a member of tho legal
firm of Berry & Minor.
AN OLD COIN.
William Rowlett, of King G-<*~v*>
county, recently found an old B.J&iibi'i
coin ln a field near his homo, wbl'b
bears the dalo of 1727.
A. letter from Fort Smith, Alle? re?
ceived here, Btutes that Mr. R. V? i'con
McGuIre, formerly of this city, now a
resident of that place, Is nearly blind,
and will soon lose his eyesight entirely.
Mr! McGuiro was a gallant Confederato
soldier during the Civil War and served
as a meml?br of Brnxton's battery.
Captain Robert E. Lee; ?f Stafford
county, brother of General Fitz. Lee,
who has been 111 for sometime at tho
Mary Washington Hospital here, is so
much improved aa to bo ablo to rido out
occasionally. ??.?? ? _
Miss Besslo Wcedon. of Stafford coun?
ty has been compelled to resign her
position ln one of tho departments ?*
Washington on account of HI beaitn.
Negro Bailed for Trial In February for
?Sneolnl to '??? Ttmen-DIspatcb.l
CHATHAM, VA.. Feb. 4.-Strlbllng
Rowlos, charged with the wurdw^o? Bal
?my (colored), appeared here this weelc
and was balled In the sum of $500 for
his appearance before tho grand Jury at
the February term. , . ?
The killing is believed to haw been
Justifiable, as tho negro was ?*??
an assault upon Rowlos with rocks,
when Howies "dealt him a blow across
the head, from which he died.
It hoe been reported hero that the
Southern Railway would soon end tha
stonmng ?' "?? * A? M' trnln Smlth'
whfch ta the only morning train to Dan?
ville Should this bo carried Into ef?
fect'it will very much Inconvenience tho
traveling public, as there would bo only
one train to Danville In the twenty-four
hours, and that one has been runnlna
very irregular of late.
R. Q. Williams Elected.
fSiiPclol to The Tlnies-Plspnteli.)
WINCHESTER, VA., Feb, 4.?City So?
licitor John M. Stock has resigned that
ofllco, to enter the raco for prosecuting
attorney of Frederick county, The City
Council last night elected Mr. Robert
Gray Williams to succeed Mr. Stock, Mr.
Williams ls a young moj? of brilliant
promise, and ls but twonty-four years of
ago. He Is tho son of the lato Colonel
John J. Williams, one of Winchester's
most prominent lawyers, former Mayor,
and grand commander of Stato Confed?
(Special to Tho Timen-nlepntcb,)
ALEXANDRIA, VA? February 4.?Judge
Edmund Waddill, of the United State?
Court for the Eastern District of Vir?
ginia, has appointed Waltor U. Varney, ol
this city, referee ln bankruptcy for the
Kantern Dlstrlot of Virginia, to take th?
place of Eugeno B, Taylor, resigned.
Tho Executive Committee, having oharge
of the parado to bo given February 23d
In honor of the birthday of Washington,
report that the nffolr will eclipse any
heretofore given. Noarly $1,000 hae already
boon collected. A numbor of Unltodt Stated
troops will participate,
Sixteen Years for Murder,
(Sreclnl In Tim ,,'Iiiif>u-Dlsi?<ti')i.'>
LAWRENOISVILLE, VA., February *,
William Bonner (colored), chargod with
murdering Tonoy MoLoud (colored) with
an axe at Sheriff 11. B. Turnbull's a
short time since, was found guilty ln
the Coumty Court this morning, and thq
Jury fixed his term of Imprisonment at
sixteen year? In the penitentiary,
Tho now Bank of Brunswick will open
for business on February 10th, The saft
and.vault are In position, and tbe cowy.
liera and ?.&te at? boto-r ?ut to #U-_w