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TheDlamond Slioals Driven
from Her Statlon.
SHUBERT A TOTAL WRECK
Captain and Crew Taken Off by Llfe
SavingJ Crew?Serious Effect of
Cold Weather on Produce
(Special to Tlio Tlnn-.i-Dlspntcli.)
NORFOLK, VA., Fobruary 20.?The
DUunond ShoaJa Llghtshlp. No. 71, arrlircd
liore to-day. She was forcc<l to leavo
lier statlon because she had beon twicc
flrlven to soa and had lost both her great
. mushroom anchors and 105 fatlioms of
a"teel cablo. She lost ono anchor, belng
: driven away from It by the forco of the
Btorm of Monday nlght slxty-llvo mllea
to sea. Sho roturned to bo drtren away
from Hattoras by a second storm, when
tho rorco of tho gale caused the chaln to
sllp through the hawae holes andi the
'inshlngs in the cablo box Bnapped. 'Cap?
tain Tawso says tliat tho steel cuble, one
and ftve-elghths Inchos thiok, shapped llke
twlne. The galo blow at nlnoty or one
liundred mlles an hour. The llghtshlp wlll
,reflt and return lmmedlately to her sta?
SHUBERT A TOTAL WRECK.
The Schooner Willlam II. Shubert,
Whlch went ashore three mlles north of
Roanoke Island In the hurrlcahe of last
Monday night, Js a totu.1 wreck. The
steamer Rescuc, of the Merritt and Chap
nan Wrecklng Company, strlpped the
vessel, and ls now on her wny to Nor?
folk. Tho cargo of coal Is lost. It was
the bulk}' coal that proventod the wreck
ers from floatlng the schooner. Tho Shu?
bert, at the timo she was drlrVen ashore
ln tho seventy-mllo gale. was bound from
Plilladelphla to Cardenas Cubit. Captain
Doughty und crew of ten men wero taken
off tho vessel by the llfe savlng crew
from iho Bodies Island Statlon in the
breeches buoy, und havo been carcd for
aX the statlon. Now that the schooner,
la a loss tho crew wlll come to Norfolk
and bo sent to Phlladelphla. Schooner and
jargo was worth In tho nclghborhood of
PKODUCE MARKET AFFECTED.
The Intcnsely cold weather provalllng
in New Vork and New England has de
crcased the sale nnd the demand for pro?
duce. It could be shipped from here by
steamer, but it cannot bc distrlbuted by
rall from the great markets, Now York,
Boston, and Provldence. necossible from
here by water. Then lp addltlon to the
lack of trnnsportatlon facllity for dlstrl
bution from Uie market centros, there is
Ihe lnck of that certalnty of rail dellvery
which must exlst In order to warrant the
ahipment of perlshable freight. Produce
- ls nearly always sold on commlsslon, and
the owner ls oareful not to shlp when ho
is doubtful tvhether lt wlll arrive In time
to sell for enough to pay freight and
charges. The farmer or owner takes the
ri.sk of tho markc In any event, but he
doesn't wlsh to take any additlonnl
risks on account of fallure In dellvery.
Consequently, shlpments from here are
llght for two reasons, both of them the
results of the Intonsely cold weather on
the railways of the North and the New
WANT TO BE REGISTERED.
At a meetlng of the Towh Executlve
Committee, held at tho nfllco of the Nor?
folk County Democrat last nlght, a com?
mittee was appointed to vlslt Rlchmond
and request tho LeglBlnture to pass a
special act whereby tho voters of the
town of Berkley can be rcglstered. The
Loglslature at the last special sesslon
passed an act empowerlng tho electoral
boards of countles to nppolnt rogistrars
for tho purposo of rogLstering vnte.rs In
towns, and It Is stated that the Electoral
Board of Norfolk county noglectcd to
carry out the,'provlslon of the act. ond
that the tlmo'h'r regfatratlon as ilxed by
tho Leglslul-uro'lias puss-d. Therefore a
special act will have to be passed by the
Leglslaturo to enable the voters of
Berkley to have thelr names placed on
tho reglstration hooks.
IS MIL1.ER IN IT7
ls Hugli G. Mlller In tho postofllco con
test as a factor? That ls proposed as an
Interesting questlon. The condltlons aro
as follows: Presldent Roosevelt allowed
Judge Lewls to choose Colos for hls ius
slstant ln the dlstrict attorney's olhr:
but had to wlthdraw tho porinlsslon to
keep Mlller in. He had forgotten that
Mlller was Qlllng the place. It Is under
etood that the Presldent wlshea to, pleaso
Mlller, because he feels klndly toward
hlm, but ho was sorry then and Is stlll
ead because he was obllgcd to recall hls
p'ermlsslon to Judgo Lewls. The death
of Colonel Waddy puts another opportu
nlty in the way of the Presldent to allow
..Judgo Lewls to choose hls own asslstant
|Vy transferrlng the present asslstant at
torney, Hugh G. Mlller, to (he poBlbfilbo
, bertli. M'?ntlmo Captain Nlchols, whlle
not opposed by the organlzatlon, wlll not
be endorsed by the organlzatlon. Ilu will
not have the ondorsernent of the banka.
for that wlll probably bo turncd to Mlss
Waddy, for whom a pctltion la clrculat
lng among the cltlzens nnd the buslness
men. Captain Nlchols wlll have the on?
dorsernent of Colonel George IC Bowdetv.
Because of that endorsemont the organl?
zatlon will not oppose Captain Nlchola,
but It wlll not i-ndorse hlm nnd proba?
bly wlll not endorse any candUlate. The
declslon therefore ls moro posltlvely
wlth the Presldent than is usual In such
cases. He may determlne to do what
wlll ploOBe Judge Lewls, nnd what wlll
fix Hugh G. Mlller, or he may determlne
to heed tho endorsemont of tho banka
and the petitlon of tho bualnoss men.
GOVERNME3NTS THR0E CONTESTS,
Contesis for three land condemnnlloua
are pendlng ln the Unlted Statea Dlstrict
Court hero. One or them, nnd the ono
ln whlch the largest amount of money
and tho grcatest lnt?.-re.sts uro lnvolved,
ls the Schrnoelo tract, whlch me fiov
ernrnent wIhIios to add to tho navyynrd
In Portsmouth, another ls tlio Bhafar
lot ln Rlchmond nooded for tho new
postofflco and stlll another ls a tract
of land at AlexutiUrin lieoded for the
extemslop of Forl llunt. ln all (.f
these casea Dlstrict AUpmey Ij-.wia la
eeeklng to rediici/ it"- awnrdi made by
the conunlssloners appointed to flx u
yaluo on the property at whlch tho
Government rfhaU buy it from t|iq qwn
era. There ls a delegutlon hero i ->l y
ln ooriBiiltntlon wlth Mr. I.owIh ubout
tue Alexnndrla property, Thla dohga on
ls hended by 13. V. Lnyton. o( U'.i !,
lngton, and It Ih aeeklng lo muko nn
crrangeineiit for a hearlng a- to rtuson.
ible volue of the prlce flxed there, cap?
tain Thomas B. Hodgca ol n.,- navy
yard. PorLsrnouth.-lf. here ln the eapncl
;y of conaultliig englneor to a.-.t Mr,
Lewls ln obt.'ilnlng a redtietloi .,' tho
a-wiird flxed by the commlssloncrs for
the Bohruoele tract, whlch Ih yOTu.<ji?> for
fli acres of water front land luljolnliig
tim niivward. aiuuuthnig tnay be done
by tho court ln tho latter case noxt
BEEF CONSP1RACY CASES.
No trial of tho bcof consplnvcy cases
Is lllioly to ocour thls wook l.ocnuso tho,
FodornJ Court Is ongngod ln tho trlal
ot tho linportnnt lumbor enso, Involvlng
$12,000, of Jnmas L. Gny ngnlnst n great
New York flrm, which cnnmimoa moro
tlmo than wns antlctpaleil when theso
cases woro sot for tho 20th, Jleantlnio
the trlal of the negro bronchor of Suf?
folk. tho Rev. James M. Copeland, for
charglng Ulcgnl penslon foes. Is pondlng
nnd wlll probably bo heard before the beef
1NSPEOTOR BULLA HAS A CLUB.
Inspeetor Bulla. of tho Postofficn De?
partment, bas a cluo to tho sonder of tho
Infornul machino by wlilch yoiing Hnrry
Illcks was burned yenlcrdny." He Is hopo
ful that he wlll be nblo to flnd tlie gnllty
person, btit moantlmo he Is glvlng na llttlo
Informatlon as posslble for fear that tho
Htatcniont may bo Injurlous nr llbelous to
innocent persons. Tho boy Is tlolng well
und seoms to bo Injured only by tho
powder burns on hls faco. He held tlie
clgar box nt n dlstnnco as he opencd lt.
IN CHARLES CITY.
Its Citizens Forttinate in Being Providcd
(Speeltil to Tlio Times-nispnteh.)
CHARLES CETY COURTIIOUSE, VA.,
Fobruary 20?Judgo Isaac 11. Christian
held court to-day. Very llttlo busuiess
of note was transacted. Owlng to novcre
cold und conditlon of roads, a small
crowd wns prosent.
lt ls scldom that this hlstorlc sectlon
Is vlsltcd by such a sample of rlprorlous
weathor lis has prevolled nrountl here
for Bevcral days, and thero Is Ilttle to
do but to try and keep warm untll the
bllzzard blows ltsclf out. ' Fortunately,
nciu-ly every ono of our citizens owns a
traot of woodland or has a near nolgh
hor that does. So an abundanco of fuel
can bo had by all for tlio cuttlng and
haiillng, nnd tho poor as well as tho
rlch can sit down before a ronrlng blnzo
tbc.se bllter nlglits and dlsciiss soclety
and politlca to thelr hearts' content, fcar
Itig nelther coal baron or strlkes.
A liuge plne treo was blown down ln
Tuesday's storm ncrosa tho hlgh way that
lc-nds from Charles City CourLhouse to
Wllleox WharL The obstructlon wns
rcntoved as soon ns possible. The treo
fell nt a place where the road crossi'.s
,i streain callcd "Gun's Run." It was nt
thls place that somo years ago a colored
teamster and the mules he wns drlvlng
at tlie tlme were woshed down streain
and drowned whilo attomptlng to cross
when the run was hlgh from a froshot.
Miss Francls Carter, who has boen vis?
itlng relatlves in Petersburg, Va., has
returned to her home In thls county.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Saunders, who hnvo
been the gttesta of Mr. and Mrs. E. A.
Seundccrs, Jr., of Richmond. liave return.
lt is reported that Mr. J. S. Gatewooil
and fa.mily. who havc been 111 with small
pox, are nll much better; in fact, gettlng
well. Mr. Galewood Is n resldent of
Henrlco county, and not ot Charles Clty
Mrs. Mary HnrrlHon Drewry |a tlie
gucat of Mrs. Frank McGulro. ln Rlch?
Mlss Mnry S. Sparrow, of No. 11 South
Laurel Street. Rlchmond, ls the guest
of tho Mlsses Carter. of "Hlgh Ullls," ln
NEW BRISTOL DEPOT
Handsomc and Up-to-Date Building
(Speclal to Tlio TliueB-Dlsputch.V
BRISTOL. VA.. February 20.?The new
unlon passenger statlon here, crected by
John P. Pottyjohn nnd Company, of
Lynchburg, for the Norfolk and Western
Hullway Company, was completed thls
wuck, It wlll bo occuplcd ns soon as the
seats for tlio waltlng room arrive. Tho
new.Btation, bullt of buff brlcK and stonc,
with grecn slato root and granollthic
lloors, set with mnrblo chlps and pollshed
to a smooth surface, cost upwards 'of
$10,000, Including tho grndlng, ctc, to
bcautlfy the grounds, The statlon proper
Is over 200 feet In length, and, including
shods and plntforms. ls more than 500
feet In length. Tlie Southern and Nor?
folk and Western Rallways wlll uge tho
sl/itlon. and lt Is probable thnt the Vlr?
glnla and Southwestern Rallway Com?
pany wlll leaso a rlght and brlng Its
tralns Into the new statlon.
OF BRISTOL REPL1ES
Ministers Adopted Resolutlons
llnfavorable to His Mat
(Speclal to Th? Tlnios-Olapntch.)
BRISTOL, VA., February 20.?Rov. Al
fred Harrlson Burrouglia, parson ot tlio
liilstol matrlmonlal mecca. has publlshcd
ln a Brlstol paper a reply to the attack
mudo upon hls marrylng business by tho
Ministers1 A.ssoelntlon of Brlstol. Mr.
Hiirroughs stales ln hls reply that he has
never marrled anybody unlawfully slnco
he was ordalned us a mlnlster and gave
n bond to porfonn tho ninrrlage rlte only
undor lawfnl conditlons; that w-hen ho
began tho hotel buslnesH ln Bristol ln
AuguBt, issa, ho hud no idoa of conduotlng
a mecca for elopers, but lhat hls servlces
were nought by persons who came armed
With thu propor legal documents. and that
ihero wns no other coui'ho for hlm ln pur
sue. Ho uiids that ho illu not at nll llke
the laws governlng rharrlage ln Tennes
ecei that thoy wero too lax. pormitilng
of the marrlago of fdroales ut tho ngo
or twolvo and malea ut tho ugo of tow
teen. Ho accordlngly applled to tho Log
Ihiaturo through the locnl repregentatlves
lo have the ages advancod, und this \vaa
ilono, thu lnw now rciiulrlug thnt malea
Bhnll ho olghteen and femules slxteeji be
tou- thoy can be leg.illy ninrrlod.
Tlie parsun tsuyu b<: is p'roud to stute
that n iHrgo majorlty of the remalea thnt
hnvo, been marrled by hlm were eig-htoan
yenrs of ago or more. Tho parson takes
n shot at the paatora when ho huvh ho
1ns, no knpwledge of ihoir iinvlng refused
to many any couple thnt mny huvo enmo
to tiiciii. ||?J odda that ho cannot untlor
utand how lt ls that tlm pnsloni ahfiultl
begrudga hlm Ihe llttlo money he mnhtis
out or the inarrylng liuulnuss, when thuy
bavp salarlca of from Jl.ftIO lo $2,000 per
iiiimim, with tlm fL-i-8 iiddud for marry?
lng pereoiifl in thelr caiigiesutlons. Tho
pitreun ha? an Idea thnt tho 1,500 coupies
vho 'have boon marrled by hlm aro for
thft most part happy and enjoving ;,t
least modcrnto prosperlty.
V(ilr NKKONT keep on foellng rilstrcHH.
i'd after i-nlliiK. nor bolchlny, iiur experU
enclng nausou between mcitlu, llood's Bar?
naparilla eurea dyspepslu?lt Btronuthens
iht; Btomach umi other dluoetlvi urgaiiB
for the proper perfonnnncc of Huir fuiic
lloni>. Tal'.i- llnod'B.
Dunlup lluta opencd to-day,
IN THE RACE
Presents Forceful Arguments
to Secure New Normal.
NEW CURFEW ORDINANGE
The Amerlcan Asbestos Company is
Aclively Pushing Its Work in South?
ern Bedford County?Improvod
Machlncry to Bo Instnlled.
(Spcclnl to Tho Tlmca-Dlsptttch.)
BEDFORD CITY. VA., February 20.
A inass-meotlng of clllzena has boen call
ed for Monday, whlch Is County Court
day, to titko sultablo actlon townrds se
curlng for Bedford tlio State Normal
School contemplated ln the blll offored by
Senator Grahmm Claytor. Eornest enthu?
siasm over Uio success of tho mcosure
ls manlfested by town and county folk
allko, and strong resolutlons wlll be
pnsscd on Monday and a! committeo wlll
be appolnted to urgo tho county's claims
before tho Legislature. Bedford Clty
stands at the gatewny of Southwest Vlr?
glnla, nnd ls easlly accessiblc from oi'ory
polnt In the State. In beauty and health
fulness tho locatlon ls unsurpnssed,'and
ln cost of maintenanco tne llgures stand
at a mlnimum.
But perhaps the strongest roason why
ono of the StaVi nonnals should be located
hero Ls tho fact that Bedford and thls
sectioii'havojiovor recek'ed any approprla?
tlon or rocognltlon from the State. Our
peoplo feol tho tlmo has come when one
of the great Stato Instltutions should be
.10 Vulley has tho Western lnsano
Hospltal and tho School for the Deaf,
Uutnb and BUnd at Staunton, nnd the
Vlrglnla Milltary Jnstltute at Lexinston;
tho Southwest Has thu hospltal at Marion,
and tho Polytcchnlc School nt Blacks
burg; Tldcwater has tho Wllllamsburg
Hospltal and Wllliam and Mary, Normal
nnd the Hampton Instltute; Mldlnnd Vlr
ginia has tho State Capitol and Soldiers'
Home, at Rlchmond, nnd the solorcd nor?
mal school and Insane Hospltal at Pe?
tersburg; Upper Piedmont has the Unl
n-orsity of Vlrglnla.; the Southslde has the
State Normal at Farmvllle. These are
somo of tho clalms that wlll bo urged
beforo thcS Legislature.
The Town Council has passed a "curfew
ordlnanco," requliing chlldren under six
teen years of nge to be In thelr homes at
tho rlnglng of the I'.re-bell at 8 o'clock
from October lst to March 31st, and at 9
o'clock from Aprll lst to September 30th,
Tho nlght policemen wlll givo lifteen
strokes to the flrc-boll, and chlldren
wlthout parental pormlsslon wlll be flned
it seon on the streets after the curfew.
In splte of tho terrif.c roads that have
been tho county's herltnge slnco the new
yoar, the Amerlcan Asbestos Company
havc been maklng actln'c proparatlons for
mlning on a large scale. Tho flrst prop
erty belng developed Is the Hubbard farm,
and hero boller and englno rooms have
been erccted, and much of tho new ma
chinery, whlch recently arrlved, has been
The large stxty horse-power boller wlll
be carrled to the nilnes as soon as the
roads can bo forced. Tho houscs for the
mlncrs haive alrcady been bullt.
It ls said tho Amorlcan Asbestos Com
pany's plant will be the most modern and
complete In the Stato. It has been con
struetecl under tho supervision of Mr.
Ear! C. Bacon, the well known mlning
engineer, of New York, who has made a
speclalty of lnstalllng asbestos plants.
The outlit for tho Bonanza shaft will
be oporated by a slxty horse-power boller,
and tho most modern holsting engine,
drum windlngs. Tho Rand drllls wlll be
opcrated by an alr comprosser of the
most lmproved typo, and after slx or
elglit holes are drlllcd in the shaft and
tho shot3 placed, tho whole number of
shots wlll bo flred by an eloctrlc battery
from the surfaco. The asbestos ls then
transported to the surfaco by a three
mule car, whlch dumps out automatlcally
at the Upple, belng pulled to the nurfaco
by the cablo oi>erated by the holsting
englno. There Is bo much of the auto
matlc about tlio plant that very few men
wlll bo requlred, and the operatlon will
bo qulto slmple. The mlca on the Over
etreet farm, about a mllo away, ls also
The Cold Wave Reigned Supreme in
(Spcclnl to Tlie Tlines-Disniitch.)
ELKO. VA., Fobruary 20.?Tho cold
wave that has swept thls entlre country
stlll reigns in full l'orce at this polnt.
Most of tho snow has dlsappeared, but
cold weather ls expected for several wecks
to como by local weather prognostlcators.
Although the weather haa been so ehango
able, thero has been very Ilttle slckness
lu thla locnlity for bouio tlme.
Mra. Alioo llol?aoii and son, Mastcr
Owon Holison, of Rlchmond, wero visltors
nt tho horao of Mrs. Wllllam Adams Sun?
Mr. Arthur Fishcr, of thls place, has
scQured eniploymont with the E. E. C,
& O. Rallroad doublc-track grudlng force,
with Mr. Wllllam Brudley, cotilrnctor.
Mr. Bradlcy, who haa been qulto III, Is
Dr. Robort lluntcr Garthi'lght, formerly
of Clover Plnlns, near thls place, but
now resldlng ln A'lnton, -where he bns a
liu'go prhctlqo, ls expected to bo tho guest
of hls Hlstcr, Mrs. B, R. Roblns. Dr.
(hirtlirlght wrltesi "1 wunt to vlslt tho
BCCnes of my ahlldhood onco more," Hls
wlfe ls expected to nccompany hlm.
Mrs. Janlo Bootho (neo McCoiquodale),
formerly of Friinkllnsville, N. C, who
hnarded In thls vlulnlty for several
monthtt, luiK gone to hor former hoinu ou
a vlslt lo hor mother, Mrs. Mary Mc
Mr. Benjfimlll Roblns, who recently ills
i'i. .1 of nn nnclont aword, sold to Mr.
JltinoB l.yons, tho "Vetcran Guiilo," of
pnvep Plnoa, haa othcr intorcatiug war
lelles in hls poHSOBslon, found ln thla
locnlity?war souvcnlrs of much interest.
WAS SHOT THREE TIMES
Rougli House at n Negro Dance?All
Took Part in the AfJVay.
(Speelul to Tbe Tiiiii>B-iii?piitcii.)
ME11ERR1N, ArA., Fob. 20.-A row last
nlght nt a negro dnnc.o near thls placo,
In Prlnce Edwnrd county, lt Is K.ild, waa
stiii'ted by SiiBun Ellls. ln a fow niiu
utes nfter tho wholn Iidubo Hiok u huiid
i and cvorythlng wiib very warm for u
( whlle. l'lstols miil rr.snra wero ln dls
jilay and II wns thought thnt Bovernl
would be Isllled. Chalrn woro used by
Uioso whu were not fortunato enough
to have tholr plntols wlth them, Tho
lampa wero brokon and tho houso aet on
flro, but It waa oxtlngtilsltcd beforo much'
damngo was dono,
Tho flght lastcd nbout twonty-llvo mln
utes, and at tho end It was found that
Suaan Ellla waa shot thrco times, twlco
In tho lower llmb and onco In tho hlp.
It ls also reported that. bIio wos eut
flllghtly ln tho sldo. Her clothes wero
also sot on flro by tho plstol shots, nnd
when sho wna flnally cnrrlotl away sho
wna nlmost bare of clothos.
Nlght beforo last tho dwelllng of Ned
Tnylor, an old colored man who llves
near horo, caught on flro and ho per
Ishod ln the flatnos.
Succes9ful Exhlbltion Glven by tho
(Spuclal to Tlio Tlrai's-Dlspatch.)
HAMPDEN-SIDNEY, VA? February 20.
The lntermedlate oxerclses of Hnmpdon
Sldney Collego opened inst nlght wlth a
very successful oxhlbltlon glven by the
gymnoslum team. Tho performanco be?
gan about 8 o'clock nnd wont through
wlthout a hltch. Every man know hls
placo and acted hls part well. Tho team
wae as follows: Mcssrs. Horace P. Jones
(ItiBtructor), W. Fcarno Patton (asslstant
Instructor), Frank H. Mann, Hunter
Mann, Edgar G, Gammon, Rlchnrd F.
licrnard and R. Young.
Mr, Jones and hls asslstant, Mr. Pat?
ton, are to be' congratulated on tho suc
ci*ss of the occaslon. Tho tenm was very
sklllfully handled. It ls sald to bo tho
best oxhlbltlon glven by tho Hampden
Sldnoy ( "gym." team in n number ot
jTIio houso waa well filled wlth an at
tentlve and appreclatlve audlence. Moro
than ono act of special sklll brought forth
A special featuro of tho evening, whlch
added much to the success of the occa
fiion, was the sweet plano music vory
sklllfully rendered by Mr. Herbert An?
To-nlght the two llterary soclctles wlll
have thelr colobratlon.
Ice in the Rappahnnnock.
_(Speclnl tn The Tlinpn-Dlspntch.)
FREDBRICICSBURG, VA.. Feb. 20.?
Owlng to the heavy Ice ln tho rlver,
nolthor the steamer Tourlst nor tho Ea
sex was able to reach here to-day. The
Tourlst got stuck in the Ico about flve
mlles below tho clty, and was unablo to
move untll tho Essex arrlved nnd pulled
her out. The passengers of both stoam
ers wero landed ajid brought hero in
VEIL BLOWN FROM
THE BRONZE STATUE
Chesterfleld Confederate Mon
ument Visited by Heavy
Gale of Wednesday.
(Sneclnl to Tlio Tlmcs-Dlspatch.)
CHESTERFIELD. VA., Feb. 'JO.?lt
would seem that the bronzo lnfantry
mun stafidlng on tho hclght of the twea
ty-llve foot granlto s-haft in tho court
house yard haa grown llred or belng
shrouded ln obscurlty, and, liko the gloiy
of the Confederate heroes for whom he
stands, ho has merged from bis tempo
rary coiicealmein and stands out proudly
and beautlfully ln the glowlng aun, tho
admlration of thoso who gazo upon hlm.
ln tho heavy gale on Wednesday after?
noon the statuo east aslde its canvas
"veil," and whlle there was a suggcstlou
ot chllllncas ln seeing even a bronze fig
ure loshig any of Its wrgpplngs ln such
a temperatui'e, and thero was regrot that
the laclngs of the cloth should have glven
away before the day for formal unveil
Ing, there was at the Bame time much
pleasuro manlfested in gazlng once more
ut tho monument as a whole, whlch is
a work of great pride to tho people who
labored for It. The vell wlll bo roplaced
ln a day or two.
Ico of consldorablo thlcknesu haB col
lected on some of tho ponds In thls vlcln?
lty, and some who wero not so fortunate
as to lay in a supply durlng the freozo
ln January hopo to flll thelr Ico-houses
Rev. T, R. Sanford, who recently re
slgned hls pastorate In thls county to
attend the flnal half-sesslon at Rlchmond
College, roturned hore to-day ln company
wlth his friend, Mr. Emmet Taylor, on
a vislt to friends.
Mrs. Henry Mcyors ls consldered by Dr.
J. F. Ragland, her physlclan, to be crlt
ically 111 at her homo near Boaulah
Mlss Gertrudo Slms, of Norfolk clty,
who has been visltlng relatlvos In Ches
ter, ls expected here to-day.
Mlss Mary Cogblll Is vlsltlng friends
Tho Board of Supervlsors will hold a
njeetlng hore on next Mondny. the first
sinco the meetlng in December. Nothing
has been heard here of lato In regard to
tho reslgr.ation of Mr. J. W. Nunnally
from tho board, whlch was announced
early ln January to be hls purpose.
Tho winter term of tho Clrcult Court
wlll adjourn to-morrow.
It is a great nfTliction for a woman to
have her face disfigured by pimples or
any fonn of eruptiv'e disease. It makes
her morbid and sensitive, and robs her
of social enjoyment. Disfigurtit}; erup
llons are caused by impure blood, and
are entirely cured by the great blood
purifyiug mediciiie?Dr, Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery, It removes froui the
blood the polsonous impurities which
canse disease. It perfectly and perman
ently enres scrofulous sores, eczema,
teiter, boils, pimples ajid other erupiive
rlisenses which nre caused by the blood'a
impurity. It increnses the action of
tlie blood-nniking glunds and thus in
creases the supply of pure rieh blood.
"I'or nbout one year nnd a half inv face waa
very badly broken out," writes M'ihs Cnrrle
Adums. of nf. West Maln Street, lluttlecreek.
Micli. "I speni n great denlol money with doc
torsntid forilillcreut kinds of meilicine, luit re
ceived no lieuefit. At last I read one ol your
ndvertltementa lu n paper, nnd obtaiiud n bottle
ol Dr. I'lerce'a f.oldeii M'edlcal Diicovery, iie.
fove 1 had taken one bottle of this iiicd'iriue i
uotlceclaclmngc.'np'l aftertakliif; three bottle*
I was entirely enred. I can well reconnnem]
Dr. rirrce'a Golden Medlcal lilscovery to any
one himilurly iifllicleel,"
The sole inotive for substitution is to
permit the denler to mnke the little
'moro prolit pald by the sale of less uier
itorious uiedlcines, Hegalns; you lose.
Therefore aecept no substitute for
"Golden Mediatf Discovery."
The l'eople's Common Sense Medlcal
Adviser, n book containig 1008 pnges,
is glven away. Send ai oue-ceut Btiunps
for expense of niailing only, for the book
in paper covers, or 31 stanipa for the vol
ume tound in cloth. . Addre.ss.Dr. R. V,
\ritrce. JJuffalo, N. Y,
True Bllls Returned in Sev?
eral Petersburg Cases.
INTEREST IN BISHOP CASE
Invitations Have Been Issued to tho
Marriage of Mr. Horbert T. Adams,
. of Richmond, nnd M Iss Maclo L.
Webb, of Disputanta.
(Spcclnl to Tho Tlines-Dlspntch.)
PETERSBURG, VA., Fobruary 20.?Tho
grand Jury to-day roturncd truo bllls ot
lndlctmcnt agalnst Wattcr Marks, Rlch
nrd Galleon, Henry Allen, Wllllam Jaclc
son and Charles Bowrnan. Galleon and
Marks woro acqiiltted o-f tho chargo ot
felonlously nsaaultlng W. H. Helst and
brertklng hls arm. Marks wns convlcted
of assault and battory and (lned $10 and,
costs. Henry Allon plead gullty to tho
thoft of two overcoats belonglng to Br.
J. Bolllng Jones. Tho Judgo acntencod
hlm to thrco months ln Jall. Bowman
nnd Jackson woro charged with breaklng
lato the storo of B. C. Buford on Bolllng
brook Streot and steallng several nrtl-;
cles of clothlng. Tho ontorlng the storo
was not satlsfactorlly provon to the Jury.
and the men wero found gullty only ot
pettlt lorcony and glvon slx months ln
Mr. J. H. P. Lclgh, who recpiitly quall
fled to practlco law ln Petersburg, made
hls flrat appearanco In court to-dny. He
wns counscl for Galleon nnd Marks.
There has beon a great deal of Interest
manlfestcd ln Petersburg ln the trlal of
Arthtir p. Blshop. charged with tho mur
der of Wllson at Charlotto, N. C. Blshop
ls well Itnown ln Petersburg, where he
has llved all hls llfe. Hls wlfe. formerly
Mlss Alley, Is also of Petersburg. All
tho Informatlon conccrnlng tho trlal has
boen cagerly read by t)ie publlc gener
ally. There Is somowhat a dlvislon of the
sentlmcnt as to tho punlshment that
should be metod out to Blshop.
Invitations have beon Issued to the
marrlago of Mr. Herbcrt T. Adams, of
Rlchmond, nnd Mlss Macle L. Webb,
daughter of Mr. A. R. Webb, of Dlspu
tnnta. The marriage wlll take place Mon?
day mornlng. February 23d, at 9 o'clock
at "Marl Vhlley," the home of Mr. Webb.
There was a allght exploslon at the llro
worka factory thls afternoon, but no
serlous damage was dono.
Mrs. John T. Clarke loft for Washlng?
ton to-day In answer to a tolegram stat
ing that her mother ls ln a dylng con?
"Clnderella," as prosented at the home
of Mrs. Prentls last Frlday ovenlng by.
tho young people on Hlnton Streot. was
reproduced at tho Young Men's Chrlatlan
Assoclatlon thls afternoon by speclal re
queat for tho beneflt of the Assoclatlon.
The evenlng was n great nuccess.
Members of Monroo Lodge, No. 8, Ap
poraattox Lodge, No. 10, Indepondent
Lodgo of Orkl-Fcllows, wlll nttend aer
vlces at Hlgh-Street Church Sunday
nlght to hear a speclal sermoa preached
by Rev. George E. Booker.
Douglnss Walker, who was convlcted
several dayB ago of steallng a blcycle
and sentenced to Jnil. wns taken before
the Mayor agaln thls mornlng on tho
chargo of steallng a sult pattf-rn from
Mr. James M. Qulcke. Ho was glven
slxty days in Jall.
Mlss Kato Allen gave tho last solree to
her. danclng clnss before tlie Easter holi
days thls evenlng.
Mr. C. M. Wallace to Address Meeting
at Horn Quarter Plantation.
(Spcclnl to The Tltnos.nispntch.)
ETNA M1LLS, VA., Fobruary 19.?Mt.
Charles M. Wallace, of Rlchmond, has
klndly agreed to be present and address
the meetlng of tho Good Roads Assocla?
tlon of Uanovcr an King Wllllam coun?
tles to be held at Horn Quarter Planta?
tion at 2:30 P. M. Thursday, February
21th, on tho subject of good ronds, and
the bencfits to be dorived by a nolghbor
hood through tho voluntory and public
splritod formatlon of such assoclatlon.
Mrs. F. O. Mooklar, who has- been
qulto slck for somo weeks la now much
lmproved, and wlll soon be out agaln.
The mall carrlcrs haa falled to get
acroBs the Pamunky Rlver at Normcnts,
on account of hlgh wator, consequently
thero haa been no mall for tho past two
Mr. and Mrs. L. XV. Moran wlll ten
der a reception to their daughter. Mlss
Ida May, Thursday nlght, February 26th
instant, at thelr country slde, "Falr
Gardon." Tho event is In honor of Mlss
Moran'a blrthday. as woll as her debut
Into soclety, and guosts from Phlladel
phla, Rlchmond and tho fiurroundlng
nelghborhood wlll be m attendance.
Another Route to Be Establlshed in
(Spcclnl to Tlin TlmeB-IMupatch.)
VASHTI, VA? February 20.-Mr. De
\tolf, an agent of tho rural free doliv
cry servlce, has vlowod the country
nround Callands Postofllco, Pittsylvania
county, nnd dcolded' to report favorably
the OBtabllshment of ono routo from that
Messrs. .T. M\ Couslns, J. w. Marshall,
Wllllo Fullcr and Hosseklah Gllea aro can
dldatcs for tho posltlon of carrlor. and
hnvo tnJtcn tho exnmlnatton.
Tho smallpojc s|tuatlon stlll remalns swy
rloua ln tho vlclnlty of Muscvllle, but tho
excltoniont has dlmlnlahed to somo ox
Another catnniount was caught In the
mountalns hero recently by John Rlgnoy,
but wna so damngod in tho chnHO that
lt dled In n fow days.v. Thero nro.n good
many of them ln tho mountalns thls
Mrs, Ben Fuller gavo a dnnco last nlght,
whlch wns-very inuoh onjoyod.
LARQE COAL FIELDS
Development in Wise and Harlan Coun
ties in the Southwest.
(Spcclttl to Tho Tliues-niBpiitch,)
CRAB ORCHARD, VA., Februaiy 20.?
Tho Imbodon Coko Company, of Appa
lnchlii, ln Wlao county, bU mllos caBt of
hcru, ls pusihliiB Its work vlgorously tbera
now lu tha cotistructlon of coko ovens
nnd nilnors' housea. It ia Btated from of
tlcial authorlty that tho Loulsvillo and
NuBhvlllo Rallroad wlll commenco build?
ing tho branch rallroad to tho plant the
llrst of March. Your corrcspoiulont nittdo
a trlp' lo tho Pockot Vnlloy. twonty mlles
wobI of hero, a fow days ugo, Tho whole
tilp waB through the coal llolds of thls
vnlloy, CapltnllsU aro visitlnu thls lm
mcuuo cunl held in lurgo nunibets, look
Ing out for land deala, Survoylng coal
Innds Ht 111 eontliiucs In Hnrlan county,
Ky, Mr. W. 8. Pnlmor, of thl? placo,
who la land agent of the Interstato In
vcBtmont Compnny, haa JUBt roturned
homo from a bualncsa trlp to Loulavlllo,
Ky., nnd Clnelnnatl, Ohlo, In tho Interest
of hls company,
Tho prospeetfl aro brlght now for a
spoedy tlovolopment of tho coal of thls
nnd surroundlng sectlons of tho country.
Lnnd deals contlnuo to bo consummatcd.
FIRE IN THE JAIL
Prlsoners Qavo tho Alarm and It Was
Promptly Put Out.
(Speclnl to The Tlinoa-Dlitpotch.)
SPOTS YLVANIA, VA? Feb. 20.
Tho county Jall hero caught on flro ono
nlght thla week about 8 o'clock. Tho
Inmatos, Fra-nk Ford (oolorod), who wns
sentoncod to tho penltentlary laBt court
for horse-stfcallng, and Jesso Akers, n
young whito man, who ls a lunittlc, gavo
tho alarm, whlch wns heard by Clcrk
J. P. II. Crlamond and T. A. Harrls,
Jr. Had It boen later ln tlio nlght tho
Jall would doubtloas havo beon burned
and tho Inmatos lost tholr llvoa. lt ls
thought that ratB tgnlted a match, as
tho Ilre caught botwoon tho cclllng and
socond story floor. Tho flro was oxtln
gulshcd wlthout much damngo to tho
Constablo R. M. Wallcr, who Ib thought
to havo had an attaek of appendlcltia,
Is much lmproved..
Danger of Its Being Injured by the
Rorer Iron Mines.
(Special to Tlio Times-Dlnnntch.)
ROANOKE, VA., Fobruary 20.?Tho
workers ln the Rorer Iron mlncs, near the
clty, yesterday struck the veln of water
ot tho noted Crystnl Bpring, of thla oity,
which supplles Itoanoko with water. The
water gushcd up and lllled tho tunnel of
tho mlncs. To-day It was notlced that the
water of tho clty, which has always boen
clear, was muddy, nnd thon lt was learncd
tliat the mud camo from the mines. If
work Is not stpped In the mlncs at thnt
polnt Roanoke'B water eupply wlll bo ru
Ined. The water company ls much stlrroo.
up and is lnvcstlgatlng,
MARR1ED THE WIDOW
OF HIS BROTHER
(Soecial to Tho TlmcH.Dlspntcb.)
ETNA MHiLS, VA., February .13.?Mrs.
Lula Johnson, wldow ot Mr. "charlca
Johnson, was marrlcd February ISth In
stant, to her brotlier-ln-law, Mr. Willlam
Johnson. Tho ceremony was performed
by Rev. H. A. Willls. of the Baptist
Church, and took placo at 4 P. M. at
\\ alnut Hlll, the home of the brlde, Wal
nut Hlll was forrnt-rly the home of Mr.
Beverly W, Clu/orluB, the brotlier of
(Spocial to Tho Tlmc?-DI?iutch.)
RED LAWN, VA., February 20.?Thero
ls somcthlng slngular about the telephone
linea at Baskervillo Dcpot. Thero aro
two separato llnes, ono north of the rall?
road, tho other south, with uo connec?
tlon whatever. Tho 'phones are ln two
scparate stores about tlfty yards apart.
Tho llne on Uie south slde runs from the
atore towards tho rlvcr slx. or elght mlleH,
whlle the other runs ln a northerly di
reclion. Tho rallroad runs betwecn tho
two stores and alHO the telegraph llne, nnd
tho depot ls also between the stores and
no connectlon wlth one another.
Now tho strange part of It is you can
hear messagea on the'phone on the north
slde comlng over the lino on the south
fcidc, yet you cannot hear on the south
'phono what conies over the llne on the
north slde of tho rallroad.
Mail Bags Burned.
(Special to Tho Ttmcs-Dlspatch.)
MARTINSVIL.LE, VA., Feb. 20.?When
Mall Clerk Kilby, on the D. and W.
routc, between Danvllle and Stuart, cn
terod hls car ln Danvllle beforo tho
train started thls mornlng, he was
grceted by a llvely conflagra.tlon of burn
Ing bags contalning nawspapers. Only
tho oanvas' bags were consumed. and
the locked pouches and letter mall wero
not Injured. The flro was caused by
contact of the bags wlth a hot stove.
OF THE DOG TIGER
Negro Wants to Take Photo
graph of Bloodhound that
Tralled Hlm to Prlson.
(Speclol to Tlio Tlmcs-Disnntch.)
SUFFOLK, VA? February 20_Solo
man Vlok to-day was held for grapd Jury
on the charge of burning County Clerk
Smlth's smokchouse. Vlck also left notes
thoatening to klll July Itoblnson, a color.
od coolc, and to burn tho farm dwolllng.
Vlck confessed. Ho sald ho knew he
must go to State's prlson nnd ho wlshed
to take along a photograph of bloodhound
Tlger, whlch rnn him down.
Jim AVhlto, a negro of several allases,
was sent on for lndlctment on the chargo
of breaklng two safos ln Suffolk a few
days ago. Ho wns impllcated beeauso
of a note book which waa found along
wlth dlscarded papors thnt wore tokon
from tho safes nnd thp>wn away.
Nothing was dono / to-<lny towards
searchlng tho sunkoii/'B'teamor Ollvo ln
Chowan Rlvor, N. C. /Most of the bodies,
nsldo from tho two recovered, are be?
lleved to ho in tho shlp's saloon. Presl?
dent Protlow, of tho Albemarlo Stcnm
Navigation Company. whlch owned tho
Ollvo, went to Norfolk to-day to engage
dlvers. They havo declded to attempt to
ralso tho bont next weolc From tho nnr
row sectlon of tho nearby forests awept
Vy tho oyolono It 1b judged that tho
dhiaator woukl not havo occurred had
tho steamor boen two mlniitcs earller
Ed Wllllitina. oolored, to-day was hold
for tho grnnd Jury on tho chargo of
bronklng into o. Nansemond county Bap?
tist Church and steallng four lamps nnd
tho church bell. Ho did not rcmovo tho
BIMe. Ho ls nlloged to havo robbed a
school houso also.
DON'T YOU THINK SO?
Many Improvements Under
Way at Colonlal Beach.
AN OLD PIECE OF TIMBER
Tho Washlngton Guards of Fredericks
burg Will Goto Alexandrlato Attend
tho Washington Birthday Exor
ciaos to Be Held There.
(.Spoclnl to Tho Tlinoi-DLsp&tch.)
FREDEKICKSBURG, VA., Feb. 20.
Anothcr pyrltes mlno has been dlscovcred
near Mount, ln Stafford county, and tho
owners thlnk thoy havo a prlzo. Tho
mlno glves promlse of rlch results.
Among tlie many Improvements con
templanted nt Colonlal Beach, tho sum
mer resort on tho Potomac Rlver, In
Westmoreland county. tho comlng season
aro a largo nddltlon to one of the hotels,
tho rebulWing of tho wharf, erectlon ot
a largo powor houso and tho building ot
many moro handsomo now cottoges. n
ls also probablo that a nutlonal bnnk
wlll be establlshed thero In a short tlme.
Captain M. B. Rowc, of thla clty, has
on cxhlbitlon at hls place ot business a
plcco ot tlmbcr, whlch ls a rellc of tho
old Rlchmond, FTederlcksburg and Po?
tomac Rallroad. Thla ls a plece of tlm
bor --ivhlch was used by thls road prlor
to the Clvll War. when strap Iron or
flat rall wns attached to It. and It stlll
contalns several splkes whlch held tho
rall when the tlmber was ln use. Tho
tlmber had boen used In tho building ot
a tennnt'S houso at Altoona. one of Cap?
tain Rowe'a farins. and luul been hauled
away from the road bcd when the old
track was torn up.
Rev. Albcrt Ray. a colored prcachcr ot
thls city, iwstor of tho Seeond Colored
Baptist Church, haa Inatltuted a sult ln
the Corporatlon Court here for absoluto
dlvorco from hls wlfe, Nancy Ray.
The Washlngton Guards, of thls clty
(Company L. Seventleth Vlrglnla Regl?
ment), will leave hero Monday mornlng
for Alexandrla, whero they wlll partlcl
pate In the blg pornde thero in honor of
Washlngton'B birthday, Thls declslon
was renched at a meetlng of the company
hold Inst nlght.
Hon. Hlll Carter nnd Mr. Walkor
Sydnor, both of Hnnover county, wero
here yestorrlny and argued a ca.se before
Clrcult Judge J. E. Mnaon In chambers.
Dr. L. Whltlng. of ICIng George county,
hns moved hla resldcnco to Port Conway,
ln King George county, nnd wlll practlco
hls professlon In that vlclnlty.
Mrs. Fleldlng Letvls, Vvho wns tnken
slck some weeks ago whlle attendlng tlio
funeral of her slstcr ln Washlngton. nnd
whose crltlcnl conditlon nlnrmed her
friends, hns so far recovered ns to bo
able to return to King Goorge county.
NBW SCHOOIj LAWS.
Mr. Enever Lucas, elerk ot the County
School Board of Stafford county, han pre
pared a paper rccommimdlng certaln
changes in the Bchool laws of the State,
whlch ho hns forwarded to Suiwirlntond
ent Jamea Afihby, of Stafford. nnd a copy
sent to the Superintendent of Publlc In
atriictlon nt Richmond nnd to Senator G.
M. Wnllaco nnd Hon. M. K. Lowry. rep?
resentatlves In tht- I.eglfilaturo from' thls
sectlon. to bo lald before tho proper com?
mittees of the Senate and House, rc
Among other suggcstlons Mr. Lucas
recommends thnt somo proylslon ho mado
for a substltute for the suporlntcndent,
In tho.evcnt of the latter's protranted
nbsenco or slckncss; the appolnttnont of
school trustees by the Judge of the Clr?
cult Court: stato dcftnltely whother
school bulldlngs can bo used for othcr
purposes thnn for school uses. nnd, If
so, designate such purposes: don't chango
school books every fuur years. but use
them for slx or elght years; provlde bet?
ter protectlon for the property donated
for school purposes; chango tho tlme for
taklng Bchool census Trom Juno and
July to tho.period between February lst
and June lst; boards of dlstrlcts border
Ing on another State should havo discro
tionary powers to givo chlldren llving
In thnt Stato near tho school housos tho
same prlvlleges as those llving wlthln
thls State, in the Interest of gereral edu?
NEGRO BARBER KILLED
Run Over by a Train on the Southern
(Speclal to Tlio Tlmes-Dl?pntcb.)
DANVILLB, VA., Fobruary 20.?Joo
Cutlor a colored barber of Roldsvllle,
North'carollna, was kllled by a traln on
the Southern Ballroad Bometlme la-t nlght
behvoon here nnd SLokesland. The pnr
tlculars of tho tragerty are not known,
nB hla body, vory muoh dlsflgured, wao
not dlscovorcd until thls mornlng. An
liKiuest wns held thls afternoon. but noth.
Ing dovelopcd. Cutler had beon work?
lng ln thls clty untll about two -weeks
ago, whon bo went home nnd lt Is thought
ho wns probably boating hls wny back
to the clty, when the nccldent happened,
Posslbly ho fell from tho traln.
Big Bristol Store Sold.
(Spoclnl to The 'riines-DlBpntcb.)
BRIST'OL, VA., Fobruary 20,?Tho blg
dorartmeut storo business of tho Into
Fiank G. Pltzer hero was sold this week
by tho executor of tho estato to Oscar
E. Mahoney, of Grcenevllle, Tonn., and
L. S. Jones, of Honukor, Va. Tho pur
chasers havo ample capital and expect
to contlnuo the business, nddlng to cv?r/
department ln a substantlnl way. Mr.
Mahoney Is n brother of John A, Ma?
honey, tho well known wholesnlo morchnnt
hero, whllo Mr. Joiich la a brother of II.
H. Jones, prosldent of tho Domlnlon N?
tlonul Bunk hero.
(Spoclnl to Thu Tlinog-PUnjUcll.l
ROANOKK. VA., February 20,?Tne
Roanoko Bur Aasoclatlon niot thls aftor
nnon and mtnptcd resolutlons on tho dentll
of John Hiimpton Hoge, exprotislng rogrot
ovor hls domlse und sympathy for hls
famlly. Tho committeo that reported the
resolutlons wna as followH: Judge Wll?
llam Gordon Robortson, "W. A. Glasgow
and J, XV, Hartwoll,
A Possible Cnndidate.
(Spoclnl to Tlio TlliieB-DlBontch.)
LOUISA, VA? Fcbrimry L'O.-Tiio friends
of Judgo F, W, Slms mo spenklng of hlm
us a posslblo (iiiudlcluto for thu Stnto Sen?
ate thls full from thls dlatrlct, oomposetl
of tho countles of Loulsa, Spotsylvonla.
Flre In Richmond County.
fSnoolul to Tlio TliiuiB-PlHpnteli.)
WARSAW, VA., Fob. 20,-The store
lioime and entlro stock of goods belong?
lng tn L, I. Tooi'lo, near Newland, ln thls
county, wns destroyed by flre about I
o'clock' last nlght. Loss about ?1,000,
with an Insurance ot $2,000.