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Live Newsand Fresh Gossip From the Cities and Townd of Virginia
Col. J. R. Waddy Has Been
Confirmed by the Senate.
ttAJ. BANKS TAKES OATH
J.scussion Now Centres Around S. B.
Carney's Chances of Holding on to
His Position as Assistant Post?
(Sp?cial to Tbe Ttmei-Dlepntch.)
NORFOLK, VA? Feb. 5,-Bepubllcan
pollUcs ls quiet hero now. The contest
over tho great offlco Is settled. Colonel
J _R, Waddy was confirmed by tho Sen?
ate yesterday and Major R. O. Banks got
this commission and took the oath of of?
fice before Mayor J. O. Rlddlck yester?
day afternoon. There Is still some
anxiety as to the appointment of an as
edstant. on account of the fact that S.
B. Carney, the present assistant post?
master, was opposed to the roappolnt
xnent of Colonel Waddy, because he
?wanted tho office for himself. Colonel
Waddy is supposed to have some In?
fluence ln the appointment of an aa-ds
tant, but ho has declared he would not
pay anything about the subject, to the
publlo at least, until ho received his own
commission. Meantime tha rumor Is
that Col-nel Waddy could not get that.
till ho had practically committed hlm
pelf to agree to the retention of Mr.
Carney. That was the understanding,
too, of tho mombers .of tho organization
who opposed the appointment of Colonel
Waddy. One of the most influential Re?
publicans here said ho had assurance*
from Washington to the effect tnat thi
arrangement was that Waddy coulda'??
Btay unless he was willing to have Car?
ney stay with him. But nothing is cer?
tain till It is settled, and that ls not
Three boys wero sent to the Laurel
Reformatory yesterday afternoon. Their
mother, now Mrs. Fannie Lovltt, of Lam?
bert's Point, asked Mayor Rlddlck to as?
sist her in sending tho boys away, be?
cause they aro unmanageable. She was
a widow and these boys arc the sons of
a former husband, who died several years
ago. Her present husband lives ln Tex
as, so that tho care, of the boys was
too much for the mother. The boys are
Clifford, Warren and Harry Stewart,
and their ages are ten, twelvo and four?
teen years. Mayor Rlddlck was so af
footed by the Incident of tho separation
of the boys from their mother and the
condition of the .family that ho mado a
lot of purchases for the hoys and gave
them and the mother his sympathy.
TRIF.D FOR MURDER.
i_.The trial of Sam Wattors and Minnie
- Harris for the murder of Charles H.
Hunter or J. T. Allen began In the Cor?
poration court this morning. There was
a large number of negroes present, al
though none of them seemed to he
friendly or even sympathetic with the
Watters was found guiltv of murder
in tho first degreo and Minnie Harris
was acquitted. Tho joint trial of these
two negroes consumed tho entire day In
the Corporation Court, with the excep?
tion of a short recess for luncheon. The
Jury was out half an hour nml returned
a verdict at 7 o'clock to-nlght. The wo?
man gave direct and conclusive testi?
mony against the man, and proved that
she was not an accomplice in the rnur
? der to the satisfaction of the jury. '
Bam Watters is a largo, strong and
very black man, with thick lips, dat
nose and receding? forehead. His face
is forbidding, more, perhaps, from a lack
of Intelligence than from the criminal
cast. He seems about thirty years of
age and he ls a laborer on the docks.
Minnie Harris Is a delicate-looking yel?
low woortri', about twenty-eight years
of age,?'and of a pleasant face. She
was dressed in a pink calico gown and
a check apron. Watters wore th? ove.?
als ln which he worked, and both of them
have tbe appearance of being ln poverty.
The court assigned C. M. C. Doran and
R.. L. Page, the latter a negro lawyer,
fi Lo maintain a defense for the two no- I
The crimo was committee on the stran?
ger, who had Just arrived here on that,
night. There is no explanation as to
bow the dead man came Into tho ruom.s,
where these two negroes lived, or what
caused the blows that killed him, except
. tue conflicting stories of tho accused,
who charge the fatal blow with a larg?
piece of gas pipe on one another.
. COMPANY MUST PAY.
Osborne's Insurance policy must be
paid. In tho suit of C. F. Osborne to re?
cover $500 on the policy of the Life In?
surance Company of Virginia, Judge Mar
. tin, of the Court of Law and Chancery
gave Judgment for the full amount this
morning. The policy wns on the life of
the wife, whom the defense contended
was either a suicido or was killed by her
husband and the beneficiary of the pol?
icy. The court did not endroso the con?
clusion of the insurance company that
in either case tho policy should not be
Osborne himself Is the only witness. He
was asleep, he says, whon ho was awak?
ened by a pistol shot. He found his wife
unconscious and dying. Ho says he
doesn't know whether she shot herself
or was shot by another person. He
doesn't know whether sho was dreaming
of burglars and shot herself In an at
t?_nptc-d defense against burglars by acci?
dent, or how she camo to her death.
There the case rests, exept that the
coroner, a physician, says that It would
have been Impossible for the woman to
have wounded herself In that manner and
without leaving powder marks. Tho
money on the policy will go to the attor?
ney and ereelitors hore.
James XV, Dunn, a longshoreman, Is
?ulng Samufrl C. Davidson, a rich saloon
keeper, for $10,0X) for tho alienation of
the affections of his wlfo. The suit Is
In progress In tho Court of Law and
Chancery to-day, and some? ?eiiBittlotiul
iVidencc ha? been introdurne*
Rev. Jesso T. Whltley, of the Virginia
Aiethodl? Conference, and presiding ffir
? of the Rappahannock eiisirlct, is with his
family visiting E, W. Savage/ln Huntere!
ville lie leaves to-morrow ', nrJ? m?
FrederlckHburg in tho course of hla mi -
lsierial work. H mm
Hin family will go from here to Hamn
ton, thence to Richmond, to resido n?ri
The trial was not concluded to-day.
Davidson Is a member of the city ('??ni
ell, owns several saloons ami has been
prominent In politics and in the affair?
of the city. All the evidence In ihis cuso
could not be finished to-day, hence the
trial will bo resumed to-morrow. There
are many witnesses to be examined, ami
buine ot them are women. Airs. Fish
who offfcrcd her testimony for the bene?
fit of the husband after ha hnd brought
tho milt for divorce, whloh wns granted,
gave damaging testimony against Da?
vidson this afternoon,
New Schedule of 'Phone Prices In
(Specinl to TDK Tluiei-DlapntolO
MONT-ORIBY, VA., Fob. 6.-TI16 annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Mon?
terey and Staunton Telephone Company
woe held laat Saturday aftornoon. Tho
following officers wero electod! J. 0.
Mathcny, president; F. Glen Mauzy, sec?
retary and treasuror; B. H, McCllntlc,
general manager. Dlreotors elected
were J. A. Jones, I. H. Trimble, H. II.
Slaven, S. W, Sterett and John J. Hlner.
On motion, the 'treasurer waa author
Ired by the sold company to pay to E,
M. Arbogast throe hundred dollars tor
the sixteen miles of lino owned by him
botween Hightown and Travelers* Re?
pose, W. Va.
Messages were reduced as follows: Any
point ln tho county, ten conts, Instead
of fifteen as heretofore, and In adjoin?
ing counties fifteen conts, and beyond
that twenty-five cents.
This chango will take effect after the
first of March next.
Mr. W. A. Slpe returned Sunday from
a trip from Harrlsonburg, where ho went
In search of a suitable building for a
hotel. He Is very much elated over the
success In finding ono suitable for his
purpose, and hopes to be able to tako
charge of the hotel about April 1st.
Mr. Sipo Is now the present proprietor
of the Hotel Commercial here, which
ho has successfully conducted for a good
TinBER LAND SOLD
Large Number of Marriage Licenses
Issued In Mecklenburg.
(Special to Hie Times-??patch.)
CHASE CITY, VA., February 6.
A tract of about eleven hundred acres,
belonging to Captain W. W. Dovies,
about six miles of this (place, was sold
to some lumbermen from Ohio yester?
day for ?G.500. It is chiefly ln timber.
Thero is a great demand in this locality
for oak and pine timbers, and buyers are
Tho number of marriage licenses Issued
by the clerk of Mecklenburg for 1002 ex?
ceeded any "previous year, In 1901, the
number of marriages was 209, of which
70 were whites and 133 colored. In 1902
there were 254, of which 109 wero whites
and H5 colored. County population,
whites, 10,353; colored. 16.198. ?,
Judgo W. R. Barksdale, of Halifax, ls
sojourning at the Mecklenburg? Hotel for
his health. Apparently he only needs a
little recreation, and Is on the streets
The postofflee receipts nt this -place
continue to Increase, and volume of bus?
iness each quarter shows Improvement.
The Virginia Furniture Company will
soon select a site, and buildings will be
erected. Sufficient capital subscribed to
insure tho success of the enterprise.
Maximum capital, }S5,000.
Tobacco is Looking Up and the Farmers
Are Busy Again.
(Spcclnl to Tlio Tlmes-Dlepatch.)
CLARKSVILLE, VA.. February B.
Tobacco ls "looking up," as tho buyers
express it, and all other business here Is
"looking up" with it. Tlio farmers have
finished their January hibernating and
are bringing in- their tobacco again. The
latter part of last week saw more busi?
ness done thaa any two weeks since
Mr. Sam Davis, of the Arm of C. ?.
Wood & Company, hardware dealers, has
recently bought out tlio f.*rm, and will
continue the business under his own
Another new business started here re?
cently ls the firm of Jones & Adkins,
Mr. Cabell 'Wood, tobacconist, has just
completed his five-story prlzery, and to?
bacco will be hung In It this week,_
Just now tiler??) is a dearth of build?
ings In Clarks.lHe. . .
Since tho town was wiped out by f*r?
In 1S92 .'jeveral fine business lots have
been left to grow up ln weeds, but the
demand for buildings ls rapidly filling up
these blank spaces.
RULERS OF THE WORLD.
Meat Eating Nations Are the Leaders in
Every Branch of Human Achievement
Tho ruling nations of the world aro
meat eaters and history records that
they always have been.
Vegetarians and food cranks may ex?
plain this In any way they choose, but
tho facts remain that the Americans.
English, French, Russians and Germans
'are meat eating nations, and they are
also tho most energetlo and most pro?
Tho principal food of the heroic Boer
soldier, known as Biltong, Is a sort of
dried beef, affording a groat deal of
nourishment In a highly concentrated
The weak races of people aro the rice
eating Chinese, Hindoos and Siamese, re?
garded since the dawn of history as non
progressive, superstitious and inferior
physlclally and mentally to tho meat
eating nations who dominate thorn.
Tho structure of tho teeth plainly in?
dicates Unit human beings should sub?
sist upon a variety of food, meat, fruit
and grains, and it is unhygienic to con?
fino one's diet to any one of those
classes to the exclusion of another.
Aleat Is the most concentrated and
most easily digested of tootls, but our
manner of living Is often so unnatural
that the digestivo organs refuse to prop?
erly digest meat, eggs and similar nutri?
tious and wholesome food, but It Is not
because such food is unwholesome, but
the real reuson Is thatthe stomach lacks,
from disease or weakness, some neces?
sary digestive element; honco arising
Indigestion aud later on, chronic dys
Nervous people should cat plenty of
meat, convalescents should malto meat
the principal food, hard working people
have, to do so and brain workers and
office men should eat, not so much meat,
but at least once a day nnd to Insure
Its perfect digestion on? or two of
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets should be
taken afU-r each ineul. because they sup?
ply the peptones, distase and fruit acids
lurking In every case of stomach trou?
Nervous dyspepsia, catarrh of stomach,
gastritis, sour stomach, gas and ucidlty
are only different names for Indigestion,
the failure to digest wholesome food,
unii the uso of Btuurt's Catarrh Tablets
eure? them all bocauso by affording per?
fect digestion the stomach hus a chance
to rest und recover Its natural tuno and
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablet h Is tho real
household medicine; Il Is as ?afa and
pleasant for tho stomach ache of the
baby us It Is for the Imperfect digestion
of It? grand slro.
They aro not u cathartic, but a diges?
tivo und no pill habit can ever follow
llielr uso; Ilio only hliublt Stuart's Tab
I lets Induce Is the habit of good diges?
tion und consixiuently good health,
Miss Ethel Sossoman, of Chat?
ham. Bride of Mr. Mover,
MUCH SECRECY OBSERVED
Both Have Been Living at Ohatham, but
Will Make Their Future Home in
Boston?Mr. Moyer a Native
of Franklin County.
(Special to The Tlnicu-DIsputcb.)
DANVILLE, VA., February B.-Mr. S.
P. Moyer and Miss Ethel Soasomon, both,
of Chatham, eloped from this city yester?
day and wore married/ In Pelham fit 7?30
yesterday evening, returning to this city
Mr. Moyer came here Tuesday and took
the Royal Arch degree ln Euclid Chapter,
Ancient Free and Accepted) Masons. Ho
gave no Intimation of his approaching
marrlago to his Masonic brothren. In?
deed, the utmost secrecy was observed
throughout tho entire affair, oven tlio hotel
clerk being cautioned to bo chary about
communicating tho fact of tholr presence.
The elopement, however, soems to have
been premedltatedly arranged. At nny
rate, pretty Miss Ethel Sossoman kView
when to mako her arrangements to visit
friends ln Danville, that being tho excuse
given to her mother, Mrs. W, A. Sosso
man, for leaving homo. Sho arrived in
this city on the local train yesterday af?
ternoon and was met at the depot by Mr.
Moyer, and together they proceeded! to
Pelham and wero married by Justice
The bride Is the only child of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A.? Sossoman, of Chatham, and
Is a general favorito In tho society cir?
cle of tho county scat. The news of her
marriage will bo a complete surprise to
her friends. Her family relations are
among the -nost prominent people in Pltt
sylvanla county. Her father Is a travel?
ing man and Is at present on tho road.
The groom Is a native of Franklin coun?
ty, He ls at present located nt Chatham,
but will leave at an early date to accept
a position at Boston. Mass. Ho will take
his young wifo with him to his now homo.
ASSAULTED IN THE DARK
Mr. P. L. Mann Knocked Down When
? earing His Own Door.
(Special to The Tliiiea-Dlspatch.)
CLIFTON FORGE, VA., February 5.?
???1??0 entering his home on Monday
night, Mr. P, L. Mann was mallclously
assaulted by an unknown person. He
was returning from down street and
whea nearlng the door of his homo some
one struck him on the head with a blunt
instrument, rendering him unconscious
for several hours. Later he was found
and taken to the offlco of Dr. Tatum,
whero his wound was dressed.
Being rendered unconscious, he can
furnish no clue as to who assaulted him,
nor their objects. He Is now recover
The Clifton Forge Rifles and the West
Augusta Guards, of Staunton, will short?
ly have a competitive drill in Nettle
ton Hall, at this place. Twenty picked
men will be selected from each com?
pany and ns both companies are prac?
ticing nightly a warm contest Is ex?
pected. .Captain E. G. Roberts, former?
ly of the Montlcello Guards, of Char
lottesvllle. commands the Rifles, while
Captain Braxton Is at the head of the
Staunten company. Several ? prizes will
John Hall, a young man employed at
tho Chesapeake and Ohio shops here,
came near ending the life of Mr. AVlll
Httlllgan ono night tills week. Hall had
an old revolver, which was thought to
be unloaded, and was carelessly flour?
ishing It. The pistol was discharged
and tho ball passed within an Inch of
Air. Halligan, and lodged in the wall
back of him.
Air. A. Al. Stull, of Rich Patch, has
moved his family here, where ho will
hereafter reside. Mr. Stull, together with
Mr. A. AV. Pcrslngor, havo recently
bought tho Haynes-Alooro tract of land
near town and will develop It for Iron
Air. Harry E. Helm, of Boston, Mass.,
will arrivo hero In a few days and will
enter upon his duties as general secre?
tary of tho Railroad Y. AI. C. ?., re?
cently mado vacant by the resignation
of Air. S. D. AVeeks.
Loudoun County Couples Joined in
(?Special to Tho Tlmes-DiBpntch.)
LEESBURG, A'A., February B.-MIss
Carrie Cannon, of this county, daughter
of Air. and Airs. Cyrus A. Cannon, of
Clark's Gap, this county, was married'
to Mr. John T. Phillips,' of Washington;
D. C, on Wednesday, February 4th, by
Elder E. A'. AVhile, at tho rcsldenco of
the bride's parents, in that place.
Mr. E .G. Caufnian, of Lucketl's, this
county, and AIlss Eliza Alay Elgin, of
Mobile, Ala,, Avcro nuirried at nooiy on
Wednesday, February 4th in AA'ashlng
ton, D. C. Air. Caufnian is a prominent
citizen of the county. Air. and Airs.
Caufmon will resido in Washington dur?
ing tho winter.
Miss Emily Iv?s, of Portsmouth, Bride
of Mr, Harry Odendhal.
(Spedili \o Til? Tlliiv?-l)lt>puti-li.)
NORFOLK, VA., February B.?Emily
Ivos, daughter of William P. ives, of
Portsmouth, and Hurry Odomlh?l, of Nor*
folk, wero married In Washington, D. C,
last night. The marriage was a great sur?
prise to the filini lies of both bride nnd
groom. Ml?sv Ivos loft home yesterday
morning to spend tho iluy with a friend
in Norfolk, and rumor said then, that
she was off to bo married, hut the ret
port could not bo conf.rrnod. In Norfnllt
the brldo-eloct wns joined hy Mr,
Odendhal, anil they left for Washington
over the Norfolk und Western Itali way.
Mrs. lvea received a telegram Ibis morn?
ing announcing the marriage,
LUNENBUIta GOyiftTHQUSB, VA.,
February 6.?A very fashionable wedding
took pinco yesterday at Olivo Branch
Church, near Tlnklln, ln this county,
when Dr. James J. Puril.v, of Spotsyl?
vanla county, and Jll.ss Mary Eugenia
Hardy wero married,
The hrldo Is tho daughter of tho Hon.
L. A. Hardy, late member of tlio Con
stltutlonal Convention from Lunenlmrgi
An elegant reeeptlon was given Uio
bridal party and Invltod guests nt tlie
home, of tho brlde'B parents laut night.
(flpeolnl to Tlin lltncs-Dlspntoh,,
PETERSBURG, VA., Feb. B,?Air. Em
mott W. Nugent nnd Allss droolo Wills
woro married at 7iB0 o'olook this even?
ing at the realdonoo of Rov, V, W. Atooro
on HnrriBon Btroet, Mr. Nugont wne
formerly of Potoraburg, but Is now In
the employ of tho Hopkins Furniture
Company of Richmond, His brille is tbo
daughter of Mr. Thomas J. Wells, of
this city. The couplo will live In Rich?
fSpeoUl to Tho Timon-Dtiipstcli.)
PETEiTtSBITRO, VA.. Fobruary B.
AUss Betitle Brag? ai,d Air. Leo Ashton
West wero married yes'.erday afternoon
at Buttorworth Church, in Dlnwlddle
county. Rev. Jamos Cannon nnd the
Rev, Air. Prudon officiated. Tho bride la
a daughter of A. B. Bragg, a prominent
merchant of Darvllls, Dlnwlddle county,
and the groom le a railroad conduotor
from, Dakota. ,The couplo loft for Da?
kota Immediately after the ceremony.
(Special to Tho Tlnios-Diipntch.)
PULASKI, VA.. February 6,?Air. Al?
bert Sidney Johnston Wheeler and Mise
Janetto Grlnnell, step-daughter of Mr.
John Rrunyon, of this place, woro mar?
ried In the ball room at the Alaplo Shade
Inn yesterday. Rev. AVilllam Ambrose
Brown, of the Episcopal Church, offi?
ciated, The wedding was a very qum
one, only a few friends being present.
Air. andi Mrs. Wheelor will reelde at
Max Meadows, Va.
(Special to Tho Tlmee-Dlspatcli.)
CHASE CITY, VA? February 5.
Mrs. Sarah J. Butler was married hore
yesterday opening at the Barnett Hotol
to Air. ?a C. Heggie, of Stovall, N. 0.,
Rov. ?. T. Williams, of the Baptist
Church, officiating. They loft on tho
afternoon train for tho homo of the
groom. In North Carolina.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
DANVILLE, VA., February 5.?Allss
Annie Turner, of Lynchburg, and Floyd
Frnzler, of Lynch's Station, eloped to
Pclham, N. C, last night and wore mar?
(Special to Tho Tlrai>e-DIspatch.)
UAiAVRENCEVILLE, VA.. February B.
W. B. Alltcholl, one of the prominent
young business men of this county, and
Miss Jossle Delbridge were married last
alght. A delightful reception was given
tho young couple at tho Lawrenceville
(Special to The Tlmi???-r)lspatcrO
NORFOLK, VA., February 5.?Air. Wil?
liam Simpson and Miss Alary A. Bunting,
of Norfolk, eloped to Camden county,
N. C, whero they were married.
Wed ding Cards.
(Special to Tlio Tlines-Dlspatch.)
FREDERICKSBURG, ?'?.. February B.
Cards havo been receive?? hero for tho
marriage of Afr. Charles Franklin Black
but n, of Stafford county, to Allss Mary
CooRe Bayton, daughter of Rev. T. J.
Bnyton. of Portsmouth, Va., the cere?
mony to take place at the homo of the
?bride on Tuesday, February 17th, at 6
o'clock P. AI.
Appointed Battalion Adjutant.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
DANVILLE, VA., February B.?Cap?
tain Samuel A. Shadrach, who recently
resigned the command of tho Danville
Light Infantry, has been offered the po?
sition of adjutant of the Third Battalion
of the Seventieth Regiment. Captain Shad?
rach has not yet been notified that his
resignation haa been accepted. The ap?
pointment will probably be mado without
examination. If the resignation has been
accepted, the appointment will go into
effect without consideration of former
Killed by Coal Train.
(Special to The -lmes-Dlepntch.)
NORFOLK, VA., Feh. ..-Andrew
Wright, a respected colored man, sixty
years old, was struck and killed by a
Norfolk and AVestern coal train late to?
night. He was walking on the track
near Goff Street and did not hear the
Conference in Regard to Se
lection of Men for the Cecili
(Special to Tlio Tlmes-DlBpaterO
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., Feb. E.
Dr. P. B. Barrlnger, of tho University
of Virginia, has returned from Atlanta,
whero ho went to attend a conference of
Southern educators on the Cecil Rhodes
scholarship plan. A resolution was
adopted outlining the plan to bo applied
to scholars In the Southern States who
wish to take advantage of the Rhodes
fund. Tlio plan is as follows: That
the chancellor of tho State university of
each Southern State appoint a commit?
tee, consisting of from three to live
members from tho leading educational
Institutions of tho State, tho chancellor
appointing tho committee to bo chairman
and ox-ofilcio member. Two candidates
in each State (ono selected each year)
may bo presented. Each candidate to
be not less than nineteen years of ago
and not more than twenty-four years
of age, and to have been a student for
three year? in the collegiate department
of somo American college, whose studies
aro In accordance with the requirements
of tho trustees. The candidato must
apply from tho Stato of which he ls a
In discussing (he conference to-day, Dr.
Barrlnger Kind that Cecil Rhodes never
dreamed what a boom he was giving tho
study of Greek In the South. The ap?
plicant must silow hja ability to measuro
??> to the Oxford matriculation?thnt Is,
he must he nb|0 to pass the requisite
examination, and this Includes a knowl?
edge of Creek.
n'-ii? eniolumont 0f the scholarship is
?l.GOO per yen?, g00d for throe years.
It Is understood that two-thirds of tho
iinnunl mim |B Mt aside for expenses nt
Oxford, mid ono-luilf for summer travel
cm the continent. The llrst election will
occur In the Hist part of tlio year 1UW,
the inen to appear at Oxford in Octohor
of that year.
One of the a musine Incidents that came
out nt the Atlanta conference was Iho
faot that tho Governor of Colorado, hav?
ing two lump legislatures on his hands,
wus dl.stiirii,.,i .,, ],|? ln?llttti biiliinco und
sent off two young mor? as his appllnuUs
ior this scholarship.
Judge Waller Sets April 14 as
Date for Local Option Fight
SCARCITY OF GOOD LABOR
Many Inquiries for Real Estate Received
at Frederlckaburg from Men In the
North nnd Northwest Who
Would Move to Virginia.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
FREDERICKSBURG, VA-, February ?.
Judgo R, E. Waller, of the County Court
of Spotsylvanla, county, ln response to
the largel? signod petitions presented ln
his court this woek, has ordered a local
option eleotlon to be held throughout; the
county on April Hth. Liquor Is now being
sold at only two places ln the county.
Air. Byrd Ilariow, of Orange county,
while out hunting tlie latter part of last
week, killed a fine deor. Deer also abound
In numbers ln tho Wilderness and the
forests about Chancellorsvllle, Ini Spot?
sylvanla county, but the law for shoot?
ing them expired on February 1st.
AVlth.the bright weather now prevailing
farmers and truckers aro beginning to
work with great actlvtly, farm work of
ovcry kind having been greatly delayed
by the long spells of wet weather. Ono
difficulty encountered Is tho scarcity of
labor. It Is harder now to obtain help
on tho farms and truck patches than at
any time since tho Civil AVar. Tho fow
laborers who remain and are willing to
work demandi high wages. Aiaoy negroes
feel resentful towards tho whlto people
and refuse to Avork, except whero the
necessaries of Ufo compel them to.
FARMS IN DEAIAND.
Many tiiqulrics for real estate are being
received In this section from parties in
the North and Northwest, and It Is
thought that a number from that section
will settle In the surrounding counties
during the coming spring and summer
A number of the Northern men who have
located in this part of tho State are thrlv
ing, and they aro among tho most prof
perous of the farmers and cxcellont citi
A largo party of huntsmen had an excit?
ing fox chase a few days ago ln the upper
part of Spotsylvanla county, nearly iifty
being In tho pnrty, and the pack ot dogs
numbering thirty. They captured a fino
Mr. Granvlllo Brooks, ono of the oldest
citizens ot Spotsylvanla county, now
ncarlng his ninetieth mile-stone, has eight
living children, sixty-two grandchildren
and 150 great-grandchildren.
Mr. II. A. Hundley has purchased the
A'anpelt farm, la Prince William county,
from A. II. Lee, for $1,500.
Mr. Willie Frazor, of Orange county,
hai? the mlsfortiino to hrcak a bone ln his
leg in a fall a few days ago, and Is now
confined to his homo and can only get
about his room by the use of crutches.
Miss Jennie Shackleford, of Orange coun?
ty, who had a fall a few days ago, re?
sulting ln the breaking of her left arm
near the shoulder, Is now Improving.
Mr. A. B. Brockman, a prominent farm?
er of Orange county, has gone to tho Vir?
ginia Hospital ln Richmond for treatment.
Freelcrlcksburg Council, No. 41G, Royal
Arcanum, has tho distinction of having
won the first prize of $50 In gold offered
to thoso councils In tho Stato which inl
tirted twenty-live or moro members dur?
ing the year 1903.
Dr. R. G. Bledsoe and Mr. AVilllam Dulln
have both completed handsome now resi?
dences at Locust Grove. Orange county.
Harry Fnlk, doing business here as the
Virginia Clothing Company, has mado ?>
asslgnmcnt for tho benefit of his cred?
itors, with Charles XV. London, assignee
and A. T. Embrcy attorney. The lia?
bilities are nearly $2,000, with assets over
51,(500. Tho largest bill is for $700, du.?
to A Loewenson, of this city. The bllU
for the other amounts are due ln Balti?
more, Richmond, Philadelphia and New
FROM WARM SPRINGS
Well Known Clergyman is Stricken
(Specilli to The Tluns-Dlspatch.)
*WARM SPRINGS, VA? Feb. ?.-Rev.
Charles Richardson, of Cowardln, this
county, was taken suddenly sick last
Sunday morning with vertigo, and wa3
unconscious for a long while. Ho has
slnco suffered a slight attack of para?
At last the Postonico Department haa
granted the patrons of tho Warm Springs
ofllco a double dally mall, and wo are
now receiving Tho Times-Dispatch about
ten hours earlier than heretofore.
Jim Scales, the negro who made the
attempt to shoot Dr. Edgar Pole and
Mr. Gus Mann at Hot Springs while
drunk a few weeks ago, will be tried noit
The most damaging wind storm In this
county for many years has abated, and
tho telephone wires .havo been repaired
and fences rebuilt. Considerable dam
ago was also done to hay stacks and
An interesting meeting of the Board of
Supervisors of Bath county Is expect?
ed next Monday. It Is charged that the
abutments adjoining the new steel
brldgo, thut was erected at F"ort Lewis,
are not according to specifications at all.
A STRAY BULLET
A Lady Is Wounded in Suffolk While
Holding Her Baby.
(Special to The Tltnee-Dleputrti.)
SUFFOLK, A'A., February 5,-AVhlle
singing a lullaby to her Infant this morn?
ing at lier homo on Broad Street, in AVest
Suffolk, a bullet crashed through tho
window and struck Airs. J. H. Stono on
the back part of the head. Its forco Ava?;
too nearly spent for serious injury to re?
sult, and tho ball glanced and dropped
to the door In tionther part of tho room.
Dr. Gibson says it Is a scalp wound that
13 not dangerous.
Tho pistol, which is of thlrty-two-cal
Hire, was lired by Ray Montgomery, a |
young man, who came to Virginia from
Wushburn, WIs., and who. with his fam?
ily, had bought tickets for New Orloans,
whither tlioy meant to start to-night.
Alontgomery told tho police that ho was
shooting at n dog. Though the authorities
doubt this, they think tho shooting was
accidental. . '
(Bpoclal t? The Tlmus-Piupatcli.)
AATLLIAAlSBUItG, YA? February B.
Alrs. C. B. Chapman gavo a 5 o'clock tea
yostorduy ln honor of Allss M. Buina, of
\Miulisoii, WIs. Those present were Mrs,
J. ?. ?. Spencer, Mm, R, Ball, Mra, H.
J. Babor, Mrs. J, Vf "aliter, Mr?. W. J.
Icing, Mrs, ji. M. Smith, Mrs. Hugh B.
Bird, Mrs. ?. 1_ IXenley, MIbb V, P.
Aviso, Mise Ida D. Honley, Misa Annie
Stubbs, Minn MModlth Smith, Miss Mary
Wallnr M?roor, and Mr?. O., B. Chapman
!M/r. R. ltowloy, who rocently purchase
"Blglnwe," York oounty, will bring hi?
family here? noxt week irom Madison,
Mrs. R M. Smith -will giure & reception
Friday ovonlng from 8 to 13 o'olock. Many
guests aro Invited.
Rev. William A, R. Goodwin, who re?
cently accepted tho oall to Bruton Pnrltih
Churoh, will talco chargo of hie dutlcB
horo on February 16th. The roctory Is
Mrs. C. B. Chapman nnd daughter left
this morning for Washington, to spend
tho remainder of thia month.
Sunday School of First Baptist Ohurch
Will Accommodate 800 Pupil?.
(Special to The Tlmei-fl^patcli.) ,
LYNCHBURG, VA.. February S.?Somo
time ago work wns begun'on the Improve?
ment of the Sunday-school room of the
First Baptist Church. Tho plans called
for a considerable enlargement of. the
churoh edifico and for many changes In
the rear portion of the building. The
contract wns awarded to C. W. Hancock
& Son. Tho work has boon completed,
and on next Sunday tho school will form?
ally enter into po_s_B8lon of their now
quarters, The present seating capacity
Ip 800, Just double what, It was be?
fore. There are now twenty-live sepa?
rate class rooms, Including an Infant
class room, which has been most taste?
fully fitted up with every modern Im?
provement, and which Is entirely cut off
from tho others. All tho rooms, by means
of raising screens, can bo thrown Into
one and malte a largo and commodious
auditorium. Tho Improvements cost $8,000.
TWO MEN KILLED
Dynamite Explosion at the Edith Mines
Near Blue Ridge.
(Spi-elal to The Tlmci-hlupetcb.)
ROANOKE, VA., Feb, 6.?Two men
k,.ied and one eerlously Injured by an
explosion of dynamite near th? Edith
mines of tho Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke
Company, three miles east of Blue Ridge,
to-day. The men killed were Poto AV el
ford, of Bedford City, and Palmer Kelly,
of Coyncr'e Springs. The seriously in?
jured man wns named Payne, all white.
The cause of tho explosion Is unknown.
Either the mon were thawing out dyna?
mite or built a fire over some of the
explosive. They were terribly mangled.
AVelford la a married man and leaves a
wife and three children ln Bedford City. -
Kflly Is unmarried.
The men were employed as miner? by
tho company and wero about twenty-five
years of age.
WORK OF BURGLARS
Congressman Rlxey's Home at Brandy
(Special to The Tlmoa-Dliipatch.)
CULPBP-ER, VA., Feb. C?Tho dwel?
ling house of Congressman John F. Rl_
ey, at Brandy Station, this county, was
burglarized at an early hour this morn?
ing. Tho thieves effected an entrance
by breaking ln through tho front door,
and as there was no one at tho time in
tho house they were not heard.
AVnen tho family living In an out
houso entered the main building they
found everything In an upturned state,
bureau drawers rifled and valuables gone,
but as fhpy wero not familiar with the
coutente of the house they could give
no accurate account of what was taken
by the thieves.
The officers were to-day looking out
A PICKLE FACTORY
Anti-Saloon League Movement in Suf?
folk and Nansemond.
(Special to Tho Timen-Dupatch.)
SUFFOLK, VA., February B.?Next
Monday ln Suffolk a representative of
the Heinz pickle concern has an appoint?
ment to meet farmers ln the auditorium
of tho City Hall Theatro. Heinz expects
to locate a plant here, providing he can
havo assurances that the planters will
grow cucumbers ln sufficient quantities.
The Rev. J. W. "West, field secretary of
tho Anti-Saloon League, ls expected to
socn begin a vigorous crusado in this
town. He will consult with' the local cler?
gymen as to the most effective means of
reaching their ends. Ills coming seem?
ingly has ?dt agitated tho liquor men,
who, however, will take part in fighting
injurious legislative legislation.
They Found the Wrong Women at Home
in East Radford.
(Spoclnl to Tho ??????-Plnpntcli.)
EAST RADFORD, VA? a-Ob. d.?Last
night between 10 and U o"clock two ne?
groes tried to break into tho dwelling
of Mr. Taylor Johnson, In Radford, Mr.
Johnson, who ls a passenger hrakeman,
was out on his "run," and Mrs. John?
son, hearing a noise at the rear door,
which indicated that some one was try?
ing to break tho door down, plucklly got.
a pistol, and, raising a window, fixed.
The burglars ran, and Mr. Foster, pas?
sing along the street at the timo, Baw
them and ?hot four times at them, but
?w|thout effect. Jt ls thought that thoy
supposed thero was no one at home.
Considerable Influence Has
Been Brought to Bear.
THE SWIFT CREEK MILLS
It Is Reported That They May Bo Sold,
Ronovatocl and Operated Again,
Victime of Ptomaine Poisoning
Are Noarly Well?Pythlane.
(5tp?elll to Tbe Timee-Dlspatch.)
pi?TIiitSBURa, VA., February 6,?Dr.
Battio may yet remain as the pastor ot
tho First Baptist Church In thle city.
Considerable Influence has been brought
to boar upon him by the denomination
throughout the Stato, by the various _?
nominations In Petersburg? and by mem?
bers of his own congregation. The dea?
cons and committee ot five appointed to
conelder his resignation will report to
the church noxt Sunday morning and rec?
ommend that tho resignation bo not ac?
cented. Tho report will be unanimous, and
tho pastor will bo Urged to withdraw
his resignation. It cannot be definitely
foretold what action he will tako in the
matter, but It Is bcllovedi and hoped that
ho may decido to remain.
Petersburg Company, No. 1?, Uniform
Rank, Knights of Pythias, have entered a
ccmpetltlvo drill to bo heia ln RoanOko
February 19th. As the expenses of tho
trip will bo eiulte heavy, the company will
holC a rummage sale botween the Uth and
10th of the present month for the pur
Iioso'hf raising money for tho trip. Alessrs,
George A. Bowmnn, AV. A. Brocksell and
T. E. Robinson composo tho committee.
ARE NEARLY AVELL.
Air. XV. L. Zimmer, hie daughter and
son, who wero quite ill Tuesday night and
Wednesday from ptomaine poisoning, are
now nearly well.
Judgo Allen, of Princeton, Ky., will de?
liver a lecturo In Petersburg next Monday
evening at A. P. Hill Camp Hall under
the auspices of the Chapter of tho Daugh?
ters ot tho Confederacy in this city.
Tho report has been revived to tho effect
that Swift Creek Cotton Mills, in Chester?
field county, which havo been ld|o for a
lone time, are to resumo operations. Tha
factory, with 127 acres of land, oil which
Is a small village, Is owned by the Quint
Manufacturing Company, of ..mesbury,
Muss. It Is said that a cotton manufac?
turer of Klnston, N. C, may purchase
the property, put it In thorough condition
and begin work. It has been closed near?
ly three years.
Thousands of tons of Appomattox Rivet
sand are being shlppeib to largo manufac?
turing planth throughout tho North, and
considerable quantities to Roanoke. The
f&nd Is In great demand because of Hi
fine quhllty, Ite uniform grain and freedom
Dark tobacco ln Petersburg Is now sell?
ing as high as ?21.B0 per hundred pounds,
The weather for several days has been
favorablo for tho handling of tobacco, and
huge quantities havo been coming to tho
Ernest Senton-Thompson will doubtless
havo a large audience at the Young Men's
Christian Association to-morrw. The lec?
turer's fame has preceded him, and he
has made mnny friends ln Petersburg
through his books.
Reported In Petersburg.
fgnrelal In Th" Tlrneu-DiBpatcb.) ,
PETERSBURG. VA., Feb. O.-It is re?
ported here Oils evening that Air. Clal?
borne AVllson has been reappointed dep?
uty collector for Internal revenue.
A GOOD CHASE
Mr. J. M. Gill and the Hobson Brother*
Have Successful Fox Hunt.
(Special to Tho Tlraen-Dlapntch.)
RUTHV1LLE. VA., February 5.?Mr.
J, M. Gill and tho Hobson brothers had a
fine chase after a fox this morning, 'ine
combined packs numbered about twelve
hounds. Tho fox was started ln Hardens,
and after a severo run ot thirty minutes
was treed In one of the honoyshuck
trees that stand on a fence row on Upper
Shirley, tho farm of Mr. H, S. Sanders.
Tho pack raced across the broad fields
almost In sieht of tho fox. Mr. Sanders,
who was cutting feed at.his barn, seeing
the chase, stopped work, and ho and
the ne-jro men working at the machine
hurried down to the honcyshuck tree
to see Ilio fun. The hunters coming up.
endeavor was mado to "bae" tho fox, but
as the tree ln which he had taken rofug?
was full of thorns, and as a "treed" fo?
Is very particular about being bagged,
tho plan did not euccoed, and as ono ol
the hunters got In reaching distance oi
tho same little fellow, lie sprang to tin
ground, only to bo piled upon by tho wait?
lng. baying pack, who pounced upon hi?,
and after a short struggle killed him.
Fire in Lynchburg.
(Sppeliil tu '??? Tloioe-?lepatelO
DYNC11?BUHG, VA,, Feb, C-The oie*
Love home, tho property of Leroy an_
John M. Love, the lutter who is finish?
ing a course of study at Johns Hopkins
University, was entirely destroyed by
flro last night.
Tho loss amounts of about $5,000. In?
suranco not known.
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