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listoric Methodlst Church in Petersburg.
(Specldl to Tlie Tlinos-niipnteli.)
PETERSHURG. VA.. Feb. 21.?Tlio last
meeting hns been held nt Union Street
Methodlst Church, and thls lilstorlo bulld?
lng will now soon glve place lo a. modern
warehonso. The last meeting was Sn bl
to-nlght under the auspices of tne i2p
worth League Unlons of PeJ-n'lburg. !"lo
unions at one 'timo contctnplau.d Ihe pur?
chase of tho property wlth a vlew lo pre
h-crvlng the builriing, but the Idea wd.s
libandoned and tlie property was reccrt
ly sold at auctlon. ' At tho meeting to
niglit short talks were made liy ench ct
Uie Methodlst mlnlstera in Petersburg,
glving an aceount of tho development of
thelr church. ? phper on Methodlsfn prlor
to thp bulldlng di' Unlon Street Church
ln-1818-and during tho tlme :hts church
was occupled by while peoplij wns reudi
The fenture of the meeting .wns the _-ing
ing of tho old-timc. Methodlst hyinns.
The mectlug wns lnrgely ?itiended, and
many people of all. donomlimllons took
part ln the tin.-U celebration.
Tho pulplt of the old Unlon Street
Church , has been occupled by m_Liy-cf
the nblest and most dlstiiigulshed Meth
odtsta ln thls country, umon'g the.n be?
lng Blshops Soulo, Andrcw, r.nscoui, Ehr
ly, Ploree. Wlghtman, Mavraheotigh, Geo.
McKendrle, Roberts, Jolin Newlnn, Maf
flt, the noted Irlsh orotor aiid prenclier,
besldes a host of othor emlnent and uso
ful ln thelr day. The first annual con
ferehce of the Methodlst Church. South,
w?,s hold at Unlon Street Church, begin
. niiVfi the first dny of May, lSlii/ Tlieie
wore plghty-soven delegates presept from
Blxteon aniiunl coriferenecs, Tlio con
ference w:is cnllvd to ordor by JDr.
Winiiiis, of AJisslssippI, and John Early,
of Vlrginla, was eiected teinporary chair?
man, BIshop Soulo and BIshop Androw In
iurn preslded ovor the sesslon of the con
Thls conference nleetrd William Cnpers,
of Norlh Carollna, aml Robert Paine,
of Tennessce, blshops.
Among those present were Lovlck
Plerce. J. B. McFerrln. H. B. Bascom,
"William WInans, Robert Palno. A. S. L.
Greene. G. F. Plerce, Wllllam __. Wight
maii, Thomas D. Surainei's, H. iC Kavc
| naugh, F. E. Pitts. Of those, scvcn af- i
j terwards became blshops in the Southern |
j rtlethodtst Church. The newly elected
j blshops were consccrated May 14th, 181(1, ,
in Wiushington Street Church. At tho I
tlmo of thls general conference ln IS40 !
thore wero 1,519 travellng Methodlsts
proachers, 2.S33 local preachers, 827.2S4
wlilte members of the Methodlst Church,
124,901 colored members, 2.9TI Indlnn ineiii
bers of the Methodist Eptscopal Church;
Tlie llrst Tlinnksglvlng service ever
hold ln Petersburg was held In thls
church November, 18.'!2, nnd thcro were
present four eldest chlldren oC the lato
John Walsh, two ladies and a stranger,
a travellng salesman. Hev. Mr. Thrift. a
promlnent preacher of that tlme, con
j'du-c'ted tho sorvlce. The brilliant, but
radlcal and erratlc DuVal preached In
. Union Street Church. Hls scrmons wero
dclivered thore soon after the bullding
i had been complbtexl. No one. has been
| found who was present ut nny of tlie--o
sermons, but thoro aro several porsons in
I Petersburg, vvhose parents told them ot
! hls preachtng. DuVnl- ln denounclng tho
j Elplscopal Crurcli from tho pulplt at Un
lon Street Church Is reported to havo
said: "I linicrlne I can see my old gray
headed Pathcr nnd mother scrambllng up
, the walls -'I Hell wlth thelr Eplscopal
pirayor books under thelr arms." After
the close af tho Civil War this brilliant
preacher dld not thlnk ho could llvo ln
the Unlted States under the Federnl nd
min'stratioh and went to the wllds ot',
tlie troplcal regions. where he romaiiieu
about three years. He thon returned to
j Virglnla. preferrlng even. tho Federal
I Government to thu wll.lp of South Amerl?
' George Baseom, another distingulshed
I 'Methodist. who was at ono time pastor
I or Union Street Church, madeuiso of tho
! ? ?xprossion later 'used by the dlstinguished
' Dr. Ralnsford, of Nrw York, whlle he
wns??preaehing ln Rlchmnivd inhout flf
1 teen years ago. A woman of tveallh fas
! cinated by the predchlng of Bascom, of
; Tered him hor heart and hand and for
tunc. Hasoom replied, telllng her that
eho should give hor heart to God, her
fortune to fhe church nnd to tho poor,
lind her hand to whoover asked for It,
Dr. Ralnsford Is the pnstor of tlio Heav
enly Rest In New York, whlch grew out
of "The Llttle Church Around tho Cor- I
ner," whose pastor conducted tho fun- ;
oral servlces of an netor nfter tho pbstor
tof a. large and fashlonablo church hnd
dnclined to perform tho rito. Actors ?
throughout tne Stato rallied to the sup- i
port of "The Littlo Church Around tho I
Corner," and, glving special performancca
for funds to be contrlbuted to thls church,
soon made It ono of tho largest churclies
in tho nictropolls.
The followlng lilstorlcal skotch was pre- 1
pared by Jlr, John W. Bradbury, of Po- i
torsburg, a rctlrod morcbant nnd proml- I
noiit Methodlst In this clty. Mr. llrnd
bury hns for several years cnllected books I
and manuscrlpta relatlng to Methodism
in Petersburg nnd throughbut tho Stato
und hns ln hls llbrary many valuablo
books and mafiuscripts thnt have no dup- I
llcates. ITe hns written a history of tho
Methodlst Clrurches ln Petersburg.
HISTOniCAL SKETCH. '
Tho lnst. Methodlst meetlng-house ln
Petersburg wns built on tho lot nenr I
Market and Friend Streets bought from
Abrnhani Evans by Fraricla Asbury, af
I terwnrds blshop, for tho sum of IS pounda,
or about JGl.OO, In Vlrglnln money. Tho
i deed was recorded July ._, 17SS.
I Thls house wns occupled by the Meth?
odlst congregatlon untll 1S1S, when It
became necessary to provlde a larger nr.d
I better accommoflation nnd n lot on Unlon
Slveet wns bought from Pleasant Akln.
Tlie lot on Market Street, purchnsed by
Asbury In 17SS for $01.00, wns sold nt auc?
tlon to Georgo Kotth Hollowny for $2 350.
50. Mr. Alton Archer was contrnctor fnr
the brick work uf tho Unlon Street Meth?
odlst Church at tho price of $1,503, nnd
Nnlhnniel Lee for the wood-work at ?2,1C0,
maklng llio total cost of tlio church ?5,
The Rev. Fiotcher Harrls was preach
, er In charge when ? tho house was build
ing, but died before It was completed.
[ Rov, Jntnes McAdnm was pastor In
I charge In 1M0. Among tho originai mem?
bers of tho church were Thomas Stroud,
Allen Archer, John Stith, Wrllliam Barnea,
Seth Heath, "ra A. Easlor, Wllllnm Cnln,
Wllllrun Couolt, Herbert Whltmore, Bov
erly Anderson, Mnry Roper, Nnnay Clnrk,
Mary Loe. Henry Dtinn, Nathanlol Lee,
Mlnlon Thrift, Satnural Wolln, Thomns
Young, Belflold Btlles. llnmllton Alley.
Poylon Lynch, Davld Stono.
Hom-y Hardy wns pastor lnJS20, aoo,
M. Andorsbn ln 1821, and Johnftarly waa
presldlng aldor nt thn l tlmo. Hozeltlah
G. Loe waa paator ln 1S20 and 1823. Tho
whlto momborshlp nt thls tlmo numbored
lll I oolpred. 1.5.
Tho sexes wero seate.l sopftrntely In
tha churoh. Foinnlos oocttpiod tho sido
to tho rlgh-t of tho pronchor and mnlcs
to tho loft and 'tho colored members oc
cupied tho rlght-hand gnllory. ln 1823 a
great rovlval of rollglon was held by the
Mothodlst and Presbvtorlaii Churchos In
Petorsburg, nnd 200 pr-oplo Jolned tho
Mothodlst Church and nbotit 1(10 tho Pres
bytorlnn Church. In 1822 tho names (?"
Gabrlel P, DlBsoswny, John Aycock, Low
is Mabry and Wllllnm llrownly appear
for tho llrst tlmo ns oillcial mombors,
Whllo tho Unlon Stroot Church wns b'.mg
bullt tho congrogatloii wnrshlppcd In tha
Eplscopal Church on Court-hoiise Hlll,
tho churoh belng tendered them by the
rootor, Rov. Androw Syme. ln 182-1 and
1E25 Rov. Goorgo W. Cluirlton wns .aa
tor. In 1820 Rev. Wllllam Hnmmc-tf wns
pastor. In 1S27 tho Vlrglnla Annual Con?
ference was hold In thls cliurch; Blshops
Smlth, McKcndrlo nnd Soulo wero pros?
ent, and tho conference appolntod Rev,
Wllllam A. Smlth, pastor. In 1S28 Wll?
llnm J. Wallor was pastor nnd Louta
Skldmore prosidlng elder. In 1S29 Rov. YV.
A. Smlth was appolntod pastor, ln 1S20
Rev. Bcnnett T, Bloko nnd Rov. Mlnton
Thrift woro appointed pastors, nnd Thos.
B. Stroud cxhorter. At tlils tlmo Soth
Hoath, T, S. Stroud, John Aycock, Allen
Archer, Wllllam Clark nnd Lewls Mabry
wet'e trustees of tho church, and the
stevvnrds wero Joel Rosser, Wllllam
Brownley, Soth I-leath. T. A. Strdud. Al?
len Archer, John' Aycock nnd Wllllam
Clark. Tho whlto members of the church
in 1S20 numberod 2f>7, and colored "f>0.
In 1831 Davld S. Dog^ett wns nyipotnted
preacher. In 1S32 Rev. Davld Wood, and
In 1S33 Rev. Henry B. Cowles. nev.
Abraham Pcnn was pastor of the church
In 1S34 and Rev. Davld S. Doggott ln
1S33. A creat rovlval wns held for slx
weoks and rcsulted ln tho nudltlon of 123
to the ohurch mcmbc-rslilp,
In 1836 Henry B. Cowlcs was appolntod
preacher. D'Arcy Pnul nnd wlfe Jolned
tho church durlng thls year. In IS37 Rev.
Thomas Crowder was appointed pastor
of the church. Tho membershlp of tho
church nt thls tlmo was r.7S. In IS'IS nnd
1839 Rov. Ahthony Dibrell was pastor of
tho church, and Rev. Wllllam A. Smlth
ln 3S41. At thls time commlssloners were
appointed to purchnse a lot nnd prepare
n plan for a new church, tho tot:il mern
bershlp oC thls church belng 701; oll
The Methodlst Eplscopal Church was
dlvlded in 1844 and the flrst General Con
ferenco of the Methodlst Eplscbpal
Church, South. wns ennvened ln Peters?
burg In May, ISIfi. While the ptiblle ser
vices were held In tbe Washlngton Street
Church tho buslness nf tho cotiferon.ee
was transactcd In the Unlon Street
One Man Killed and Another
(By Assoclnted Press.)
EUREICA SPRINGS, AR1.C, February
21.?In a plstol duel on tho streots of Jas
per, Newt'on county, to-day, Deputy
Unlted States Marshal J, I). Keys was
kllled nnd W. A. Hudson was dangerously
wounded, Hudson, who Is a rcsident of
Jasper, was dlschnrging a plstol on the
streets when Keys nnd Clty Marshal AVlI?
liam Allen attempted to arrest hlm. He
opened lire on Allen. who returned tho
flre, shooting Hudtion. Allen, though un
lnjurod, drojaped to the ground. Hudson
then flrcd at Keys, shooting him through
the body. Keys walked soveral blocks to
hls home and dled a few hours later.
THE RECORD OF MANCHESTER'S
ANCIENT MASONIC LODGE
THE OLD MASONIC HALL
Manchestcr Lodge, No. 14, A. F. and A.
M., was constituted under dlsjionsntlon
on Fobruary 2S, 17S6, and waa rogtilarly
chartered by tlie Grand Lodge on tho
20th of November, 1776, The grand mivster
at that tlmo was Kdmund Itnndolph, who
was the lirst Unlted States Attorncy
Gcneral. The first offlcers wero Jorhcs
Lyle, mnster; Alexander Bnuks, aenlur
wrtrden. nnd Comellua Buck, Junlor wnV
deii. They wero nll promJnent mer?
chants in Ihe town. The lodge held Its
flrnt mectliigs at n house renteil from
Thomas Bollle, nnd afterwards ata houso
rented from Jamea Frosier, Neither re?
cord nor traditlon Infornis us whero i
these houses were. In 1705, tho lodge hav- |
ing grown rich, it was declded to bulld
a hall and on the 10th day ot Septembor,
3705, the corner stone was lalil wlth Im
presslve cerenionlc-s by W'orshlpful Arch
ibald Campbell, then master of the lodge,
asslstcd liy John Marshall, grnnd mas?
ter, and Governor Brooke, deputy grnnd
master, in tho jire_,encc nf members from
Nos. 10, 10, nnd 30, of Ulchmond, and a
largo assemblage of persons. From thls
tlmo on the lod_;c continued to grovv and
prosper untll nbout 1S27. when It began
to decllne, an.l untll tHe'year 18E0 It seem?
ed that the light of Masdnry wob about
to go out In Manchestcr,
VT8IT TO AMERICA.
During thln tinio nn lncldent occurred
In tho Mosonlc Hall whlch mny be of
Interest and l will record It. ln 1S32 a
man named John Brndrup, a natlve of
Scotland, camo to thls country nnd lo
cated ln Manchoster. He was a teacher
of the deaf aud dumb. There was hrouglit
to hlm from v.hesterfleld county two chil?
dren. who were deaf and dumb, to ho
taught. He secured tho Masonls Hall to
teach them In nnd nftorwards taught
many In the same bulld Ing, So lt was
that the flrst asylum for the deaf and
dumb ln Amerlcan was started ln tho
old Masonic Hall in Manchcster.
In the year 1S-15 the rnembershlp waj>
reduced to seven, and In thls some year
one of those dled, and the mlnutcs show
often thero was no meeting at all. Dur?
ing theso yeara of decllne, so traditlon
relates. the lodge was kopt allve by tlio
Brothers Wllllnm Wllllam A. Patterson,
Willlam XV. Weislger, Wllllam Walker
and Brother 13. Semon, who llved In
Riehmond, and it Is sald that often after
tho lodge was closed tho Brothers Wll?
llam would accompany Brother Semon
across Mayo's Brldgo and often thelr
spirlts failed nnd tlmo and tlmo agaln
lt wq_s concludod thnt aJI hopes for tho
lodge had Iled and that the charter
nitist be surrendercd. But such, how?
ever, was not the case. Theae falthful
brethren contlnued to labor untll 1W9.
At thelr meetlng on the lllth day of Jan?
uary, 1850, nine cand*. dntes presented
thelr potltlons for membershlp. Thls
seemed to have cause. 1 a lluttor of ex
olteraent, nnd the lodgo began to grow.
Tho cxluvusted trcasuro was soon filled
nnd contlnued to grow.
The trensuro was so depleted that thero
was not any moiiey to pay tho insurance,
nnd tho hall waa sold to tho town of
i The trustees wero Instructed to y.ecure
the hall from tlie twon, whlch had ta?
ken lt durlng the years of mlsfortune,
[ and lt was flnally restorcd. to them.
Somo years beforo 1S.I2 It wns decided
I to bulld a "templo" for thelr order in
THE NEW TEMPLE.
j On August IS, 1802, the cornerstone of
i the "Masotilc Temple," at tho coraer of
| Hull Streot and Cowardln Avenue, was
i lald by Worshlpful XV. T. Williams.
master of tho lodge, with very elaborale
I ccrcmonlos. The llne was formed at
the old Mnsonlc Hall and wos'lieadeil bv
. Chlof Mnrshal R. B. XV. Beattle nnd his
; asslstanfs, A. Royall, J. G. Rlce, L. It.
( Ownns, XV. J. Carter nnd Dr. L, Ingram,
? nnd then camo a long llno of Masons.
| Thls llno was preoedcd by the old R. L.
; r, Ulues' Band. It wns indee.3 a'galaday
: ln Manchester, and ono long to be re
momborcd. Tho lodgo continucd to
j grow and added to Its roster tho names
of many promlnent cltlzens. It Is at
pre-ient under the government of the
I followlng ofllcers:
Rcn S. Owen, Jr., master; Thomas H.
, Ectty, senlor warden; John II, "Vaden,
1 Junior wnrden; Robert E. Brown, secre
tary: W. "W. Pool, treasurer; John R.
Robertson, Bcnlor deacon; Aaron L.
Sampson, Junlor deacon.
In tho early years of thls lodgo a pc
cullar lncldent happened, whlch has el
ways nlckiiamcd lt tho '"Poasum l_odge."
It happened thus: On a certaln St.
John's nlght, December 117th, long years
ago. the lller went to the lodge-room to
bulld a tlre for the bretl>ren to assemblc,
when ho esplcd an opoaaum under tho
Btovo, Drawlng hlm forth and fnstcn
ing hlm with a cablo tow, ho awaltcd
the comlng of the membera. When the
lodge woh opened the oposaum was
brought forth and the yrorshlpful mas
tcr o.nqulrcd of hlm whence ho came.
Ho rcpliod: "Worshlpful. slr, belng
vory cold, I crawled In under the stovo,
lay down to sleep; far bo lt from me that
1 camo as an eave'sdropper, and I beg
"Well," snld tho masler, "It ls our
rule that all who encronch upon our
aecret domaln are put to doath," Where
upon tho oposaum ninde thls eompromlxc:
"Worshlpful ma-stT, lf you wlll forglvo
me tliis tlmo, 1 wlll pledge you that here
after I wlll have one of my descendents
present at every St. John's nlght." and
It may be sald thnt there has nover
beon mlsstng on St. John's nlght tho tra
dltlonal ""possum" to grace the festlvo
board. A. Z_. 8.
VERY LOW COLONIST RATES
To the South and Southwest vla South?
Commenclng February Hth and con
tlnulng to Aprll 12), 1503, tho Southern
Railway wlll sell dnlly mlxed class col
onist tlckets from all polnts on Its lines
lo many destlnatlons in the far South?
west. These tlckets wlll be on salo to
polnts In Callfomla, Texas. Mexlco, New
Moxlco Colorado M-vn??,-,?,. Nevada, Ore?
gon. Ulah and Washlngton.
The Southern Railway Is tho great
trunk llne to nll tho South nnd South?
west, .and givc3 tho cholce of varlous
For detalls apply to any agent. or C
W. W ?tbury, D. P. A., RIchmond. Va.
LEFT COURT AND
MADE HER ESCAPE
How a Fast - Runnfng Wo?
man. 'E.scaped from an
In the possesslon of tha polico of tho
Second District there ls a light over?
coat, slight'.y tho worse for wear, but
Btlll quite servlcoable. lt wns capturcd
last nlght by Patrolmaa Wlley whllo
doiug speclal duty in an effort to cor
ral, along wlth Oflicer 13. J. Bradley, a
number of troublesome negro women ln
the vlctnlty of Flfth and Marshall Streets.
TJiis crusade rcsulicd In the arrest of
Iwo women nnd iho coat. whlch was left
5n the hands of one of the pollce olllcers
l-y o fasl-movlng woman.
Unfortunately for the woman nnd for
tunately for tho man, twcnty-flve cents
was found In'one of tho coat's pockets,
which ls nothlng moro nor les3 than n
Olficers Bradley and Wlley wero dolng
"plain clolhes duty," as stated, ln the
hope of breaklhg up a gnng of negro
women. They hud been stniidlng about
ecnie tlmo when threo women hove Into
vloiv. They wero "rogulars," und wero
immediatley spotted us such by tho olll?
When tho buuch got close enough tho
pejlcemen stepped from thu darkness,
l-Jach.giabod a woman, whllo Qfllcer Wiley
got a pretty good hold on tho top coat
of still another. Bu. she wouldn't lingor,
nnd, throwlng her arms back, sho dashed
nway, leavlng the putrolman holdlpg only
to the coat. This waa brought to iho
litutlon nnd will bo held pendlng tho ar*
rlval of the owner,
USED OFFICIAL ENVELOPE
Rosser Was Sent on Through a Clear
Case of Ignorancc.
IV. Ernc-fct Hosser, who waa arrested
by Pc-puty Sam Bendlt ut VenneT, Prlnce
lidWftl'd county, on Thursday, on the
ehargo of Ubin^ oliiclal Unlted Statos cu.
velopeu (ur prlvate purposea, was heard
before CojumUslonc-r Bartlett Roper, ln
petersburg, on Friday. and carrlej iu
Greer.sboro, N. C, I'or trlal nt the next
term of tlio Unlted Htutes Court.
The tstory of iho ci. e Ih Intercatlnff,
The pustol'lco at 'ho vlllano of Cid, N
C, ln uo loeated that citliscna ln asklr.u
for und receivlng thelr inall aro forced
lo stand outslde ln uli sorla of wuather
An old lady, who I'.ud eomplalnt t-i ii-.:.,(o
agalnst the conditlon of the ?:'.?. aiivj
>lr. HoHHer to llud -nn to. i ?. ,. ,,.,.
plalnt should be i>..-1.t. Tha prastiiittsior
Unn-e Mr, KostL-r ?n uftlcial envelopo wlih
tha uddres* ol the Thlrd Assistftm foa:
mastftr-Gen.'iiiil thereoii, und tho ofltcittl
(rank ou tlio ocrnur.
Thn letter of cuniplaint was written oy
Mr. RotKi-r for t.'i, .,1J l;..:y u,lU *<>,,,
."tiruujjU lu V'ltts'Jlluton wK.i'.'tit u euunji,
through Igno^nce on the part of both
Mr. Rosser niul tho lady, and Mr, Roa
ser's arrest followed,
TOBACCO SOLLS LOW.
Farmers Behind in their Preparations
For New Crop,
(Stiecinl to The Tlraes-Plspntch.)
FARMVILLE, VA,, Fob. 21,-Thc weath?
er for handling tobacco the past week
was very unfavoroble, belng extreriiely
cold and Windy. Thls together wlth tho
bad roada caused recelpts. on tho Farm?
vllle market to bo very light, Frlday llio
wealhet; modernted a littlo and the ro
sult wiis tobacco conimenccd lo roll in
nml what was offored brought fnlrlv good
prices. Prices have plcked up a llttle an
all urndos, but tjlie farmer la still wearing
a long fncc. clalming that tobacco ls not
brlnglng enough to pay for tlie growlng.
If the weather is wiirm next week re?
celpts wlll be vory large, as tho farmers
aro..yery anxlous to sell. Many of them
will raise brlght tobacco next year. but
experlenco has taught a good number
thiu brlfi'it lobacco cannot he grown In
"Prineo . Edward county, successfully. It
tjikc-a brlcht soil to r.ilso good brlght to?
bacco and there Is very littlo of this
Iclnd of earth in the county, cxccpUiig tho
lower portlon In tlio nelghborhoad of
Tho continued ralns havo greatly ro
tnrded all farm work. Few plant beds
have been burnt. nnd littlo ploughlng is
flono. Farmers alroady dlscouraged hy
the low price of tobacco. aro mado moro
despondent by I.Ueir Inablllty to go nhend
wlth necessary prepnrations for nnothcr
crop. Whc-thur to raise as large crops
ns uaua] ls a porplexlng question. They
olalni that tho demand eortululy must bo
less than tho supply thls yoar.
PAGE COUNTY BONDS
Successfully Refunclecl nt Lowor Rate of
(Spoclal to Tln. Tluies-DIsputeli.)
I LURAY, VA., Fobruary !!1.?Page coun?
ty has Just snccessfuly refundod her rall?
road debt of 500,000 nt four per cent., tho
senk'd bldu for tho bonds havlng bocp
Opened to-day, Tho First Natlonal Uank
(if l.uray waa tho pmchnser, tuklng tho
bonds at thelr faco volue, Thero wero
four other bida. Tlie debt was contract
v-d twonty-three years nso, when thu
Shei_ai:d...iih VaWay Rallroad was built
througli tliJs seciion, nnd nt llrst ninount
cd to (100.000, from whlch it has been
r.iluiud by iinr.ual udilitluna to tho slnlt
Ing fund from tho tux-.s to the nbovo
amount. Thu lnst lssue of bonds, nmonnt
iihj to 570,000, was mado ln IMC; tlio old
bonds bore tlvo por cent, Intereat,
ii, f. Hordou nnd Company, manufao
tuic-rs. of stayoa at Ovpiull, thla county,
nnd abo owners of n lmgo lndustry of
tlie t-Uino charactcr ln Btipiiandotih coun?
ty, Va,, havo purchaaed n big truot of
tlnil.i:' In Meckleiiburg county, Vctv, and
wlll inove ono of tlielr plant.. thero ln a
few month. nnd tho other shoriiy aftor*
v.-urds. They havo ln.cn pperating lt) Pnijo.
tbx a number of years, and omp) uyed icg,
I'liuly na inuny as twenty-iSvo incn, oftcu
in many us llfty aud eeyoittyrllva, Tho
ln_n? of tlio lndustry Is a pevcyo blow iu
tliis county. I
The ?-.: haustlon of aval|ablu tlhuhi.r IS
Hi.j can <; oi' ili.-li- ri'inoval, For lifly
: i ur i i-:".' county supplied in j.
liuantliM of tlniber for -hlpmerl. bu.
iho supj-ly ia now piru-tically iiNhJLualcd,
(Uiiu tlio taniv) Ja ln laiiju uieusu-'e |ru. of
? (i i 1
the bark supply. Prices are not yet suf
nclently hlgh to make it remuncratlvo to
brlng out tho almost endles-? store of
timber nnd bark far back ln tho moun
talns that bound the county on every
side Untll a few yenrs ago, however,
as mnny ns thirty saw mllls were con
stnntly at work on the tlmber.
F1RE AT SUFFOLK
Ladies Forced Into the Night While
Their All Was Burned.
(Speclnl to Tho Tlmos-Plsontdi.)
SUFFOLK, VA., February 2I.-Ha.vlng
just escnped cremation In thelr burnlng
home. Mrs. Heiirietta Stephenson, her
-three daughters, Emlly, Mary nnd Josle,
and thelr cousin, Eva Stephenson, of Sea
board, N. C, early this mornlng wore
forced to walk aorpss Ice and frozen
ground wlth bare feet In ordor to gain
shelter nt a nclghbor's. Thoir home her".*,
for whlch Mrs. Stephenson, a wldow. hnd
sold everythlng at hor country rosidenco
ln North Carollnn. took flre nbout 3
o'clock. All wns lost savo a trunk, ln
whlcli thoro was "300 savhigs, two chairs
an.l some undcrclothing,
Deputy Sherlff aud Jaller Robert E.
Norfleet, declares lic wns awaltencd by the
women's screams at the jall. whlch is
nearly a mile from tho scone, and thnt
ho was en route to tho plo.ee beforo tha
flro alarm waa rung. Though a piano
nnd other heavy furnituro were con
suiried, n gold tvettoh ln the vest pocket
pf Mrs. Stephenson's son. Charlie. wns
still worklng when found today. but
the casement was burned. Ono of the
girl's pockot-books wlth a $2 note and
nlckej Inslde went through tho flre. Tlio
coln was burned black, but tho bill,
though wet. will do to spond. Tho loss
ls about }2,000. Mrs. Stoikhenson only re?
cently had ncqulred tho propci ty, and
tho Instira'nco policy not having born
tronsferrod. ls void. To-day a publlo snb
scription waa belng clrculated ln her bo
EXODUS OF STUDENTS
<n.v A-isoi-lotud Pruss.)
NEW YORK, Fobruary 21.?Wllllam El?
llott Maher, a fxbslunan In tho eneinoer
Ing "*epartmeht of Cornol] Unlvorslty, dled
lato last nlght, th-i t.-ntli studont to fall
a Ylotlm tn typhoid feyer,
Tlu- exodua of Btudenta ls not rtbatlng,
and to-day tho presldent of tho sonlor
class declared tliat bo many niombc-rs of
tlio class had left town that he **'iis un?
able to make up tho Btudent conmiltteo
pnvtded t'or by yesterday'a mass moi>t
ing. Because of tho condltions horo tho
Cornell-liarvard feitclng moot wns onn
Dr, Hannon's Locturo Postponed.
Rov, Dr. John Haunon's lecturs on
U.-uiiimllu, which wns tu havo been tit>
llveicd a( Immauuol ltnpthit Church nexr
Thuraday nlght. has beon poniponod for
mio weok, und wlll bo dclivorod oo
Thursday nlght. Mnrcli Dth.
Thu postponenieni ls inado becautio of
tlP? 6puelal scrviecu In progress ut Unlon.
Statlon Methodist Cliurch, of whlch Dr.
Humioii is pastor.
Mrs. V. K. Munii ivniiiu-d vcstcrtlny
ln h.r home, No, 1109 Taylor Blreet, aft-.r
hnvlng ii ik-llghtftil.vl.-ill lo tia.. l..,i i, ,,f
Captaln JJuvlu. muuuaer uf Un> litia
ION. D. S.
MAY BE CONFIRMED
Senators Talk. and Editors
Write on ihe Subject.
The failure of the Senato to confirm
the nomlnation of Hon. David S. Pol
loclc, of Pulaskl, os superlntcndent of
schoola of that county, to lill the vacancy
occasloned by the reslgnation of Mr. C.
Guy Larow, Is still a llvo issuo in pollt
ir'fc! circles, and Senators of promlncnco
aro responslhlo for assertlons that should
Mr. Pollock's name be agaln sont to tho
Senate the result would be dlfferent, ln
tho llght of recent deyeopments, and that
the nomlnation would very llkely be con
flrmcd. Somo ot them frankly confcss
that thoy volcd under a niisapiirehcnsion,
au(\ that bollcving now that Mr. Pollock
Is tho cholce of tho peoplo, they would
not permit "Senatorlal courtesy" to lead
them from their plaln duty under such
The Pulaskl Nows-Rovlcw, ln Its Issuo
of lnst week, copies in full a recent edl
torial from Tlio Times-Dispatch on "Sen
ntorinl Courtesy," and makes tho follow?
lng common J;
We hcartlly endorso tho forcgolng artl
clo. Tho poopa of Pulaskl county wero
very much surprlscd that the Senate should
rcfuso to conllrm the appolntment of Mr,
Pollock wlthout asslgnlng nny reason or
cause. If tho othor appllcant, Mr. E. L,
Unrst, had been nppointcd, tho pooplo of
the county would havo expected hls con
firmatlon. They r.vo both good men and
qunlilled L'or tho placo.
Mr. Pollock Is a man of scholarly nt
tnlnments, n good lawyer, nn old Con
federnto solilier and a hlghy respectod clt
teen He was endosed by tho two late
Biipciintondcnts of schools, a majorlty of
tho county School Board, a majorlty ot
the Bonrd of Supervlsora and tho entiro
har of Pulaskl county, nnd besidcs hnd
personai lottors of ondorsement from mon
of pronilncneo, such na Governor Tyler,
Jnmos Macglll, Mayor John T, Lovlng,
Poetmnstor L. s. Calfco, II, D. IJoward,
Democratlc county chnlrmu'll. nnd others.
ln addltlon, hundred.. of cltlccus slgned
n petltlon ln hla favor, Upon auch cn
doi-Hcment tho Stnte Bourd of Educatlon
appolnted hlm. nnd tho Senato refuaed to
conllrm tho ni'-polntmont. Wo agroe wlth
Tlie Tlmea-Dlspatob that a publlo oxplana.
llon by tho Senato ls lij order.
Goochlancl Mnn Fined for Doliverlng
Two Plnts of.Whlskey.
(SpcclUl trj Xbo Tl>!)t-_--l)ll,|'llt._l.)
I.OUISA, VA? Fobruary 21._-Jq the
Mt.yor's Court horo to-dny 13, M. llogg,
a auliion man of Goochlnnd county, wus
ilnud $__. und costa on two chnrges. nmk
lug a total of $10 und coats. for havlng
dtllvcrc-d two plnts of whlskey to ??,
cuatomer nt dlfferent: times ln tho town 0f
Loulse, wli.ro hu had provlounly tahtn
crdin for ll, at ihe enrnotit Bo!lcltu;lin
of tho cuitomor. HIb llonor hoicis ,l,i
though Hogg did not wlllfully vloluu.lu.
henl option low, he was povat'tl.o|e_8__/u.
(>? under that -iin,tut_. #
'_CI_9 county -fjoiud of Sujier^yc'* a
meetlng held to-day In unlson wlth tho
Board of Health. appolntod Drs. 13. L.
Rarrat an.l P. P, May a commltteo to
lnspect tho smallpox premlses at Green
Sprngs Depot and report their flndlngs
to tho boar(3 at the next meetlng. Mrs.
Kelly. who owns tho bullclings. wnnts the
county to burn them down and pny
damages, but the board ls Inclined to tha
opinion that a uhofougai dislnfectlon wlll
cancel tho county's obllgatlons. The pa?
tients are all about well.
From present Indlcatlons thero wlll ba
a host of candldates for sherlff of Loulsa
county thls fall.
The news of Miss Laura Arnette's death
tn Riehmond lnst nlght, whlch was
'r-honcd here this mdrnlng, wns a snd
shock to iher many frlends hero at her
MAY BE PREFERRED
(By Assoclnted TroBS.)
NEW TORK, February 21.?Addltlonal
grounds for tho report that sensationn]
charges wlll shortly bo flled by District
Attorney Jcromo agalnst hlgh polico ofll
cials, Including at leaat uue iuspector,
wero given thls evenlng by a secret cotir
ft-icnco at tho Crlmlnal Court's bullding
bc-tween former Sergeant Jamea Church
111 and Asslstant District Attorney Mor?
gan, who Is ln charge of tho polico cases.
Followlng closely nn tho vlslt of Cap?
taln 1-Icrlihy yesterday. CluirchlU's vlslt
gave rise to constderablo spcculnllon and
ln certnln clrclcs much uneaslnoss. He
ls known ln tho pollce department aa nn
nvowed enemy of Jnspcctor Adani C.
Whlle Cliurchlll wns actlng captain In
the Flfth-Streot Statlon, Iuspector Cross
mnde a number of rnlds on alleged dls
orderly houses, rcsultlng in charges bo
ing preferred agalnst Cliurchlll nnd hls
MAJOR M'BRIDE WEDS
IRISH JQAN OF AMERICA
(By Aassoc-latod Priss.l
PAR1S, February 21.? Major McBrldo,
who waa a naoinber of tho Irish brlgndo
in tho Trausviiiil sorvlce durlng tha-South
African war, nnd Maude Gonn, known ns
tho "Iriah loan of Amerlca," wero quietiv
married hero to-day,
THE POPE FROWIMS
OM THE AGITATION
(Hy Assoi'lHtod Presa.)
LONDON, February 21.-A dlspatch to
tho d-utral Nov.'s from Uotnu says tlio
Pope has sent lettors to iho cler-gy ln
Mncedonla nnd Albanla Instructlnt; tla-in
lo enjoln all Catlnalloa to abntaln from
A CLOTHES THIEF
IS RUN TO EARTH
Through tho sleutli-liko efforts of Jlm
Tallut'orro. an unto-helluni dnrkey, Jullus
Rutdiuid, a young negro mun, wus eup
tnriul yi-Btc-i'diiy mornlng by tlio polico of
tho Flrst District. llo ls] cluiVi-cU wlth
i|ie theft of two suits ori clothes frnm
Jiash Grlilln, a aiudont at Iho uegco col
ll-ia allcgcU that '"alla^fro and. Raj;
lnnd went to tho college ln question Frl?
day afternoon In a wagou. While there
tlio student gave the llrst named man two
suits of clotihos, with Instructions that
they be left wlth a certaln tallor for re
At the shop the elder negro aent tho
younger negro with tho clothes. Later
the last nnmcd returned for the clothes
aiul pawned them. Not satlsfled wlth the
crooked work, Tallaferro succecded In
runnlng down the unworthy. and ho was
arrestcd. Ono sult of clothes was re
covered by hlm.
Manassas Young People Give Their
Party the Slip in Washlngton.
(Spcclnl to Tlie Tlmea-Dlsputcli.)
'MANASSAS. VA., Feb, 21.?Mr. A. B.
Rogers and Miss Sadie Hynson, both of
thls place, were sccrctly married ln Bc ?
ville, Md., to-dny. The brldo und groom
were among n thentre c?rty who left hef'o
thls morning for Washlngton to _.eo Nat
Goodwln and Maxlno Eilllot ln "The Altar
of Friendship" at the Natlonal Thentre.
Upon reachlng Washlngton Mr. Rogers
and Bllss Hynson gave their party the
slip, and acconipunleil by Dr. R. B. Lar
kln and Mlss Marle Adams went to Rock
vllle and wero made mnn nnd wlfe. The
groom ls a young mnn. twenty-three years
of ago, nnd is engaged In tho m'ercantlle
buslness hero wlt.h Mr. A. M. Crlglor. Tho
bride Is seventeen yeara old and ls a
daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Hynson,
of thls place.
Tho marrlage of theso two young poo?
ple wlll como as a surprlso to thelr,
frlends nnd ncqualntanccs, as no ono but'
a rew of thelr most lntlmato frlends
knew of thelr Intcntlon to be married at
North Carollna Teachers.
(Specini to Tho Tlmc?-I-lspat-h.1 ??
WILMINGTON. N. C, Feb. ~1-zflna
next niinunl meeting of the North Lnro
llna Teachers' Assembly will bo held at
Shore Hotel, W-rlghtsvlllo Beach. ln June
Thls informatlon waa reeelved to-daj
through a letter from Prof. W. D. Uii
mlchacl, ol" Durham. socretary of llio
Teachers Assembly; Tho invltatlon to hold
tholr next moetlng nt Wllniliigton was
extended by tho Chamber of .Cornrnerce.
Last yoar Iho assembly met a Ijlorel c d
Clty, nnd tho year Deforo at Wrlghtavllle
Beach. _ _,
BIshop Watson's lllness.
(Specini to Tlio Tlines-Dlsiiiileli.)
WILmInGTON. N. C. Feb, _1.-The
Btnndlng commltteo of the .Jloecse of
Eastern Carollna. aiiminoned us nn advla
ory council to tho BIshop ln vlew, of hla
health, unanimously recommenfls that for
uiiv- urgont Eplscopal ncls ho mlght ln
vlto nny blshop to porforin the Bnnie, aud
most enmestly InsUtf that-B slipp A. A,
Wntsuii should (ilistaln untll tho nieutlng
of tho Dlocesan Council ln Mny Irum
anv physlcal or mcntnl oxertlon ln ro
L'li-d to tho uffcilrs of tho aiocetio. BIshop
Wntson contliuifs In 111 hcnlt.li and Is still
poiiilned to hls betl. >_
New BuildlnEsat Blltmore.
fStHH'Inl to Tho Tlni-iB-Dlsii'.itrli.)
ASHEVILLE. N, C, Feb. 21.?Somo ex
tenulve ImpruvementB aro to bc mado at
Blltmore. Plnns for n wholo block of
now bulldlngs nnd foi* .othor work ccintem
nlntcd havo beon prepnr'ed nnd wlll be
subinlttod for Alr, Vundeibilt'a approval
ou his return._o_?
Fine Instrumental Concert.
The Mollenhauov Concort Company,
composod of miiBlolans of oxcepllonal
cl.ility, wlll glvo un Inatrumentnl concert
iu tho V. M- c' A- hal| n^sl Thuraday
nielit, In tho company wlll ho seen Ihree
(H'luratlonB, tho young-st belng a littlo
lot of four yonrs, who la sald to bo a
rcnia.r_tal.-e perforpier on tfce vl.lln,,
AT THE RAGEb
Saw Albert F. Dewey WIn the
George Washington Handl?
cap Worth S 1.550.
fHv Ass-wla ted Press.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA., Feb, 21.?At the
invitation of the Crescent Clty Jockey
Club, Miss Allce Roosevelt and her party
wlth other distingulshed guests attended
to-day's racing and saw an exceUent
Tho George Washington handlcap,
worth "1,500 to tho winner, was tho
feuture of the card. and the prlze went
to the featherwelght, Albert V. Dewey.
Dewey won cleverly by two lengths.
Sum mary: ,_ '-.
First race, slx furlongs-Lmshee (7 to
10) flrst, Cloriui (o to 2) second, Mollio
T (13 to 1) thlrd. Tlmo, 1:14 d-u.
Second race, tlve furlongs-Royal Do
coiver (7 to 1) llrst. Athlanta (1 to 1)
second. Swect Alico (0 to W thlrd. Tlme,
Thlrd race, handlcap, slx furlongs?
L'Etrenno (3 to 0) llrst, Sadducceo (13
to 1} second, Federal (o to 1) third.
Tlme, 1:1-1. ? ?, , , .
Fourth raco, Goorgo Washlngton han?
dlcap mile and a sixtecnth?Albert F.
Dewoy (a to 1) flrst, Hiirgis (5 to 1>
second, St. Tammany (13 lo 1) thlrd.
Tlmo, 1:<17 2-t".
Flfth' raco, selllng, mllo and a quar?
ter?Cogswell (7 to 2) flrst, Curat (5 to
'.'.) second, Jnck Doylo (IU to 1) third.
Tlme, 2:08 4-5.
Slxth race, selllng, mile?Eda Riley (3
to 1) flrst, Malster (10 to 5) second, Den
ny Duffy (1 to 1) thlrd. Tlme, 1:42 3-5.
Mrs. L. F. Ilnrmon, who haa been slck
for four weeks nt her resldence, No.
1)25 North Twonty-slxth Streot, city, still
Establlshed a Century Ago.
"Ot/K soll Qorham "Plafcocl Tablo Ware
'????* ???**"* .miinifnutuwr'B prioea.
Tho quiiulity ls iibsolutoly tho flnost),
juul for thnt reason wo keop no othor
f&"Upon satisfaclory references
we will be p.'eased to send goods on
QALT & BRO.,
1107 Pennsylvanla Avenue,
Washlngton, D, C,