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No Cases on the Police Docket
ln Norfolk Yesterday.
FEW CASES OF SMALLPOX
Norfolk Is Sald to Be In a Remarkably
Healthy Oondltlon?The Sit6ation
In Regard to Dlphtherla Is
Much lmproved. v
(Spoclol to Tbe Tituos-DlBpntch.)
NORiFODK, VA? Feb. 27.-A featuro
of the pollce docket thls morning waa
?that -thero wero no Ilquor cases on lt
There wore othors, howovor, sufilciont
to show that thls clty has not gone to
tho good too suddenly for Its hoiUth
,and future prospects. Tho mldweek
tlockets uro always Ught, In comparlson
with the dookots of Sunday, Monday
and Tuesday. The dockot prcsentod for
to-day showod that the negroes had been
fooling With tho decalogue to somothlng
beyond tho normal contempt a.nd de
fuuice tliey exorclsb boword that in
strument. Thoy broke lt ln varlous
ways. ? .,
Dr. Burton, an agent for ono of the
vacclne vlxus dlstrlbutlng llrms, who
travels ail over the country and has a
good opportunity to know the conditlon
of tlie smallpox epldemlc, says that tho
diseasei Iias abatod ln extont, but hi
creaseC in tho virulenco of its form
throughout'thls .country. There aro not ?
bo many cases, and thero aro not bo
many localltlus In whlch tho disease is
prevalont, but if lt occurs at all ' the
disease ls more vlolent and more fa
tal. Commentlng on that, Dr. C. F.
Newbill, health ofllcer, said that Is tho
case with every epldemlc. lt ls always
more vlrulent ln form ns lt bocomes
less frequent ln appcaranco.
Thle city is In a remarkably healthful
conditlon. Tho conditlon In rospoct to
dlphtherla and acarlet fover ls greatly
lmproved. and thoro is little apprehon
elon of smallpox except from those Im
ported cases, whlch steaj in or are sent
hero ajid are concealed from tho sani
, tary otflcers. Smallpox Is stlll preva?
lont throughout tho country, howover,
nnd the greatest procautlon is requirod
to provent It from comlng from othor
places. ^_ I/AMBKRT,S poiNT.
Two men were hurt at Latnbert's Point
yesterday. at the repatr shops of tlie
Norfolk nnd Western Rallroad.
F T. Moore and J. AV. Bowles were
at 'work under a car, when a locotno
tivo was run Into the shed, catchlng tho
men under tho car. Moore's lcgs wore
crushed and arms Injured, whllo Bowles
sustained Injurles about the body. Both
men were removed to their homes.
Sandy Johnson, a negro. wus at work
on one ot tlio piors, when tlio chuto
brtcnmo clogged. Johnson attempted
to klck the conl out ot the chuto and
. Rlid through tho hole lnto the hold of
the ship. lt was a half hour before ho ,
v could be dug out. ' Strango to sny, llib
negro wns unhurt. and after a short
whlle resuriied work.
Deputv United Stntes Marshal West
last night brought Henry Coleman, a
negro sixty-flve years old, from New
port News. and he wlll bo held for ac?
tion by the Federal grand jury, whlch
convencs hore in June. Coleman is
oharg'ed with maklng a falso oath in an
applicatlon for a ponsion.
. Coleman Ilvos in Surry county, where
Jio appeured bofore the clerk of tho
Clrcult Court and mado afilduvit that
he served ln Company 1, Elghteenth
? Reglment of Colored Unltod States In?
fantry. It doveloped that ho had novor
eerved in thls company. and ho was ar
rested in Newport News.
The Secly farm of twenty-two acres,
on Armlstead Bridgo Road, botweon Nor?
folk and Dnmberfs Point, was sold to
day for S2..500. Aftor splrlted blddlng,
tho property was bouglit ln for the Soely
helrs by thelr attorney. Tho property
was sojd thlrteen years ago to a Norfolk
ouslness Tfia'n f<jr $35,000. That salo
vas nov.r ebrtsumfnated. Thoro was a
ooom hero thirtecn yoars ago.
IiADlES VISIT SADOONS. '
Two ladies, whoso names aro not given,
vlslted tho varlous saloons ln Berkloy
and dlstrlbuted rollglous and tempor
ance tracts. Pruycr was oftorcd in somo
of tlio saloons, where allowed. In a
majorlty of places whieh wore vlsltod
by tho ladles, thoy wore courloously
received, and thero was no unpleas
antness necompanying any of tholr
vlsits. The Incldcnt has been wldoly
dlscussed, as it is c.vtraordlnary for
Judgo Waddlll has nn accumulntlon of
cases that requlro study bofore ho can
hand down an opinion. Ono of these ls
tho beef consplraey caso, ln whlch hc
Bay* ha wlll not likely havo a docislon
ready till March. Thero will likely be tho
samo delay, too, with tlio ca?o of Mrs,
Daura Carr, of Portsmouth, who uucs for
C. P. Dewls, nltas John Newton, nnd
others, asked Judge Hnnckel, of tho Cor?
poration Court, to delay Bentonco agalnst
hlm till liowis can see hls attorney, 1.
W. Eason. Tlie attorney wns to plead
beforo tho court for a now trlal for DowIh
nnd Lewis wlshes lo know why tho at?
torney did not ohtaln a now trlal. Lowts,
und others, Is undor Bentonce lor throe
years In the penitoiillary for having
abduetcd llttlo MyrUe Jolner to Phlla?
delphia under a promlso of marrlago, Ho
was tried on several other charges, but
convlction failed in othor cases. Ho was
held here on thoso other cases and be?
eause the court wished to allow hlm
every opportunity Ot defenso in obtaln
ing a new trlal. Ho came hore from
Richmond ttiW maklng a conslderablo
?(!,- i? ono of tlie oimrohea thore Jie
was actlvo in church works hore till iie
was indlcttd for t.-.lling u restnurant ho
dld not own and then for the B'aver
charges ln w.muciion with golng awny
with the young glrl. Hu Wlll probably bu
Jaoob P- Ruasell, " Confoderato veicran
whose pitiobl. oondltlon i-xclt.d the pyui
patiiy of Ihe cltlxent* here some timu ago,
1. ftpplylng for a penelon UirflUBh Attor?
ney Old. Russ.li wus a w.ulthy land
pwner at "?" u""- 1ju1 lli-liL-t.iti? und
other rnlBfortuiies have reduced hlm to
the conditlon of dependenoa, iie waa un?
ablo to leave hls bed during tlio winter,
but under tho caro ol Dr. Old, who wouid
not desert the- ?id goldler, he lia* jeepver.
ed isomo of hl? Btrength und ls able to
waik about the house. Mr. Kusseii wus
a gallant soldler. He wus a inember nf
the Nlnlh Virginla Infantry, ln Pltkett'M
Brlgadu, aud Longetreet'ii Dlvlslon.
Borne ot Mr, Rn-seU's properly was un
York River and some of it wl other places
Whare the vuJues dopifaciaud und huvo
After belng a fugltlve from Jimtleo for
months and bolieviiig hlr.nsolf a murdorer,
John Crawley, coloied, was to-day '">U>
tured ar.d held for a iiendlBh aUewpi to
klll. He waylald Dora ixmg, on n, lonely
road, n?ar Bcwell'a Point, laut fp.il. When
found, her throat was cut from ear to
ear afid ahe had been loft for dead,
Davld Pnttorson Branch, a rallroad
clerk, flled a petltlon In bonkruptcy In
tho Unitod States Distrlct Court, glvlng
debts at $880.(18 and no assots. Thero
aro open mccottnts tb tho amount of
$301.70, nll dtlo to Norfolk credltors in
small flums nnd notes and ondorsement
nggrogatlng $574.90; also duo to Norfolk
credltors In small aunis, from whloh the
potltloner deslres rollof.
7 MR. AYERS MENTIONED
He Wlll Not Run' Agalnst Hls Frlend,
Senator Bruce, However.
(Speclnl to Tho Tluios-rjimmtch.)
BIG STONE GAP, VA.. Fobruary 27.
Hon. H. J. Ayers, who was elootod to tho
Legislature from Wise, Dlckensou and
Btichnnan oountles by a vory flatterlhg
voto, has been mentloned by hls frlonds
bb a Btiltablo man to mako the raco for
Stato Senator noxt tlmo. Thls loglslatlvo
distrlct is Republican by about U00 ma?
jorlty, yot ho wub olected by noarly 200,
only eloven votes being east agalnst hlm
nt hlB horno preclnct, When seon by Tlio
Times-Dlspatoh corrospondont in roforonco
to tho subjoct, Mr. Ayers sald;
"Tho tlme ls too long off. lf my frlend,
Wr. Bruce, wants tho placo, I am hoart
ily ln favor of him, and wlll not opposo
hlm, and lf my father eontlnuos In tho
gubornatorlal llght I wlll not.bo nn as
pirant; ln fact, I am not an nsplrant,
anyway, but wlll make the llght lf tho
party wants mo." i
? Mr. Ayers, who is a moniber of tho
flrm ot Ayers and Fulton. is qulto busy
wlth .hls laW, praotlco, and has recently,
in conjunction wlth Mr. L. O. Pottit,
lcased a body of very llno coal land, wlth
a vlew to eroctlng a coal and coke plant.
They have a very flne leoatlon and lliavo
nl ready rofused to sell tholr lease at a
James W. Fox, of New York, Is vlslllng
hls parents in Blg Stono Gap thls week.
Four.safo blowors, receiitly enpturod
in North Carollna, are thought to bo tho
same gang that robbed the poBtoltlco at
thls placo on tho nliht of Deeembor 15th
of $1,300 ln stamps ind monoy.
Tho :Arirg|nla<, and. jSouthwestcrn Rall?
road Company has declded to oroct a
now dopot nt Blg Stone Gap, and wlll
bogln work on the same soon.
Mr. G. E. Gllly, police ofllcer at Sto
nega, kllled a largo black boar noar thnt
placo a fow days slnco. Ofllcor Gllly
used a Mauser rlfle and brougiht Hls
gamo down nt tho flrst shot. The bear
welghed 175 pounds, and was as fat as
a Southdown mutton.
FIRE IN SUSSEX
Storehouse of ,preern,an..and, .Company
(Speclal to 'Tlio Tluies-Dlspntob.)
WAVBRLY, VA.,' Febriiary 27.?Infor?
mation was reeolved hero to-day that
tlie storehouse and contcnts ownod by
W. T. Frceman & Corrtpany, at Yalo, In
thls county, wore entirely destroyed by
fire early yesterday mornlng. Loss about
$10,000. Tlio proporty was partly covcred
by Insurance. Origin of fire unknown.
James Gray, a coloued. oinployee of
Mr. A. M. Eloy, who resldes abolrt two
mlles from Wavorly, uccldentally shot
nnd kllled hlmself at the resldence of
Mr. Eloy last nlght. Gray was inspoct
Irig a loadod plstol, holdlng the muz/.le
toward hls head, when it suddonly went
off, the ball taklng effect botweon hls
eyes, passlng through hls head and klll
ing hlm inslantly..
(Speclal to Tlio Tlinca-Dispateh,)
.DANIELTOWN, VA., Fobruary 27.?
Mr. Samuol Barrow, who hus boen con
flned to hls bed by sickness for a week
or ten days, ls reported by his physlclans
as bolng u llttlo bottor.
Mr, Polham DanJel, who has been qulto
slck wlth acuto ihfiamm&tory rhouma
tlBm for several weeks, does not improve
vory fast, and hls noiglibors have been
vory ntlentlvo to him slnco hls lllness.
Dr. J. H. Jones, the nolghborhood phy?
slcian, hus about rooovored from hls at
taclc of pniiumoula, but haa not, been
able to resumo his praotlco..';..
The woathor has boon sprins-liko for
soveral daya thls week, and farmers
havo taken advantago of lt by burnlng
Police Force of the City Han
dicapped by the Sickness
of Several Officers.
(Speclal to The Tluiaa-Illtipntclt.)
NEWPORT NEWS,' VA? February 27.?
In tho alork's oirlce of tho Corporatlon
Court to-day John Baunioister entored
sult for $10,000 damuges agalnst tho Now?
port Nows Publishing Company, tho pub
llshoi'B of the Evenlng TimeB-Herald, of
this city. Baunioister wns prossman for
the Tlnies-HeriUd untll . evc'ral montha
ago, whon he cauglit hls luind ln the roll
brs ot thu press and muBhod the hand
und wrlst so badly tliat It had to bo
ampututod nearly to tho olbow.
Tho police forco waa hundlcappod to
day by tlio lllnoua of tho chlef, a ser
geant, a doteetlve, u stnlloiikaeper and
two putrolmen. Chlef Johnson and Sar
geanl Crall'ord aro both down wlth grlp,
A negro woman, nanind Allco Morris,
thls mornlng/ found on Joffereon Avenue
exleudi'd, lll tlio WOOliS Just QUtsldQ of
.tlio clty, ft Hlx-weeks-old negro baby in
a oarrlugo, wllh a bottlo ot inalted mllk
and a half loaf of bread. The niothor
cannot bo found und from ull uppeur
unces It linilts as if tho baby was turned
looso In the wooits wlth it suhstnntlni.
day's supply of nourisliiiiiiit und left to
Its fato. 'J'ho police of tho eoiiuly aro
ArcliUeet May, of Norfolk, spent to
day ln llio city ln coiifeiene.o wlth Rei
Fullier Wllson, of Kt. Vlncent'a Cathollc
Cruuh, relatlvo to tho plans for begln
nIng work on the sistc-rs' Bc.hooi, wlileh
wiii im bniit with tlio money ppntrlbutetl
|,y Mra. Mary F. Ryan, of New York. 11
Is cxpcciivl lhat ground wlll be broken in
a few days,
Jolin Anlliony, ft peddiar from Norfolk,
was arreated Ihla aftornoon on tho
chargo of selllng wlthout a llcense wrap?
pers" io woiv.en lu the Rodllght DUlrlcl.
lio was imiieii for his appt-uraiice lo>
Thoro was u meeting to-nlght of (he
inc-li who wlll make up the hise-liall ns
soolatlon to pontrpl the club that wiii
reprwienl Nowporl Nows in tho Keiul-pro
fosslnuiil leuguo tlils siuiiin.r. Beverul
QUtsldQ playors wlll bo brought here.
Cc-innilwloiicr of Revenue i>- \Y. C'rump
i.-fc iiiis afternoon for Hlciuuond, where
Mrs, i'nii"i> will Lt- operated upon u,
ini.i-iow by Pr. Bei) Johnston,
Nothlng his yet been Iturned of tho
wlieri-nboiits of Flrst Mato Lungstraot, of
tho BChwnei' Kagle Wlnga. who lius
inysteriously dlsappeared. Hls friends
tliiiil; hu has inet Wlth foul pluy, but
Ihe pojlce have found no olueg lu con
llrme thls llieory.
George 11. KUeiHon. of Hampton, eloth
ing iiiciilniiit. hns flled a petltlon ln
bankruptcy, Luibllltics ttlld StSSCtS ?H
Klng Wllllaln and Hanover
Good Roads Associatlon.
Or ganl_atlon EfFected?-The Associatlon
Will Bulld Roads and Not Dlscuss
Them Solely?Letter Read from
(Speclal to Tho TimeB-DlipntohO
ETNA MlbbS, VA,, Fobruary 27.?At
the old hlstorlo plontatlon of Horn
Quarter, on tho Famunkey, thero was/
hold on Thursday a largoly attended
meeting for tho purposo of organlalng
"tho Hanovor and Klng Wllllam Coun
tles Good Road Associatlon."
. Tho weather was ideal and ln splte of
the fact that tho farmers aro busy get
tlng plant beds burnod thoro was a good
Mr. H. B. Smlth, Jr? had kindly plaoed
tlio old manslon at the disposal of the
cltizons, nnd tho Governor wrote a let
tor exprosslng his liearty sympatliy with
Tho associatlon ls a new departure, and
It Is hoped tliat it wlll be tho.ploneor or
gunl.at.lon in tho Stato.
Tho objects aro not acadomlo, but prac?
tlcal, ns'*lt ls proposed to bulld roads,
flrst maln roads and then lateral roads,
ln tho dlstrlqt reprosentcd,
Aftorwiu'd tlio road wlll be in chargo
of an executlve commlttee, each one of
whom wlll have suporvisors of a mlle ot
road. Itiwas flrst proposed to have only
a road from Etmi Mllls to Hanover Sta?
tion on tho Chasupouiko and Ohlo, but
thoro wero so many othor locallties rep?
rosentcd that it wus docided to extend
tho llmlts and go further.
Tho prosldont of tho associatlon is Mr,
H. B. Smith, Jr., an old hand ln the
causo of good ronds, nud a vory progres
slve man. Ho had doolined any office,
but having stepped out for a moment was'
nominated by Mr. Ryland, to whom the
honor had been offored, and who decllnod
it iu favor of Mr. Smith. Mr, Smlth
was callod ln and forcod to accept the
honor, and thero Is ovory nssurance that
ho wlll flll tho posltlon ably,
Tlio object of tho meeting and of tho
nsKocintlon woro oxplalnod by Mr, J. )M.
McKeKonzie, tempornry chalrman. He
road tho Governor' letter, whloh was as
Commonwealth of Virglnia,
Richmond, Fob. 21, 1003.
I beg to aokn'owledge the recelpt of clip
pings from The Tlmes-Dlspatch and
"Plaln Dealer" advlslng that tlio Han?
ovor and Klng Wllllam Countles Good
Roads Associatlon will bo organizod on
lho 2CtIi Instaht. I am glad to noto your
intorost ln this good work, and sincoroly
ti;ust tlio sucaess of tho meeting' riiay
excood tho oxpectatlons of those who are
laborlng so earnostly In Its behalf.
I wlsh very much I could bo presont at
tho meotlng, but my vory prosslng offlcial
duties wlll provent my attondance.
Yours vory truly,
A. J. MONTAGUE.
Afterwards Mr. Charles M. Wallaco, Jr.,
of Richmond, who hnd beon lnvited to be
presont, was called upon nnd dellvered a
practlcal and entortainlng nddross.
Ho dwclt upon the advantagos of such
an associatlon nnd polnted out how hard
It wlll bo to got any offlclont State sys
tenis of road bulldlng untll the people
tako hold of tho thing themsolves. Mr.
Wallaco spoke for abotit .half an hour
and was llstcnod to with marked sitton
tion by the audlence, whlch, was composed
of tho most promlnent farmers in tho
The or^anizatlon was effected and is
Prosldont, H. B. Smlth, Jr., Hanover
Courthouso; vlco-presldent, R. S. Ryland,
Beulahvillo; treasuror, Hurvoy Terry,
Mangohlck; sbcretary, P. H. Eubank,
Etna Mllls. Kvoeutivo Commlttee: R. D.
Stovons, Hanovor Courthouso; J. M. Mc
Kcnzle, Hanovor Courthouso; D. W. Mo
ran, Mnngohlck; A. C. Gravett, Colno;
Eloxandor Moran, Colno; M. C. Downer,
Etna Mllls; C. P. Sriead, Etna Mllls; A.
J. Doftwlch, Hanover Courthouso; John
Arcarrow, Hanover Courthouso; B. R.
Anderson, Hanovor Courthouse; P. H.
Tho noxt mooting wlll be hold at Etna
Mllls, March 1'Jth, noxt. Tho pooplo hore
are tliorotighly nrousod and tho brlght
ost hopes aro enlcrtalned for tlie fitturo.
DEATH FROM A FALL
Finding of the Coroner's Jury In the
Caso at Lawrenceville.
(Hpoclal to Tho TliilcK-UUpntcli) /
DAWltENOEVILJ.E. VA., Fobruary
27,?Tlio coronor's jury ln tlio caso of Wll?
llam Itieo, colorod, who wus found dead
yesterday morning under tho rallroad
bridgo, after a thorough lnvcstigatlon,
ciune to tho concluslon that ho ]o_t hls
llfo by n fail through tho bridgo an'd
rendered tholr verdict accordlngly,
Mr. Georgo li. .Soongmi, forniorly em?
ployed by tho South-rn Railway Com
puny, who luis acceptod a posltlon nt Shof
fleli'l, Ala., left Tuosday nlght for hls
new homo. His many frlonds woro Borry
to soe hlm leavo.
Mr, A, P- Cone, trnliimanter on thls dl?
vlslon of tlio Bouthorn Rallway, has been
trnnsferred to t'harlotte, N, C.
Mr, A. Brtiner, civll engineer, on thls
dlvlslon 6t tho Southern Hailwiiy, has ,
acceptod a posltlon with tho Norfolk
ond Western Hullroiid und has removed
with h\x famlly to Roanoko, Vn., whlch
placo wlll be hla hendquurtoi'B.
Tho farmers uro very backward In thls
soctlon, having doiio hut a vory llttlo
plowlng und huriiiug plunt beds.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W, Moran Recelve in
Honor of Their Oaughter's Debut.
(Speclul t? Tho Tiiii''?-iii8i>-ti'ii.)
ETNA .Mll.l-S, VA., February 27.? Tho
Bpticioua homo of Mr. nnd Mrs. L.. W.
Moran, of Mnngohlck, Vn., wus thrown
open lnst night. tho ocoaslon belng tho
dclmt of tlielr daughtcr, Mlss Ida Muy.
The pnrlor. wero liandtioinoly dccorutvtl
With ovmgreons, and the llghts of nilm
erous shud'od lamps huit n clmrmiltg
glow to tlio sceno. Mr. nnd Mrs. Mornn
rocelveil wltl'i thelr daughter.s, Mlsses Ida
May und llelou, nsslhted by Miwses
Kaihryne Terry and Ada Bluko. Mrs.
Moran woru bluck .gremidliio over silk;
Mlss Moran looked cliiirinlng ln whlto
point d'oBprlt over silk, and carrled
whllo cuniiitlona. Mltis Helen Moran was
ln plnk French vollo, and enrrled plnk
carnalions; Mlss Terry in whlto orgnndy
ovor bluo, carrled whlte vlplcta, und
Mlss Blako w'oru wiilto organdy, green
ribbons. Tliono preaent were Mrs. A. V.
LRoblnaou, black sllkj Mrs. John G, Ctu'd- i
well, blue lnnadown, penrl trlmmingaj
Mrs, -TttrpSn Mitchell. oioam slllt! Mrs.
Etlwawl Torrj', blnck slllt, wlth blua vel
vet trlmmlnga; Miss Ddtin Moiun, whlto
mull, hliio rlhbrmBi *""3 Irento Freo
mati, Whlto organdy, plnk ribbons) MIbs
.Tennle Ldng, whlle orgalHty, bluo rlb
bonsi Miss Rnohol Thompson, black slllt,
oroam appilquosi Miss Bessle Powell,
black sllki Miss Man' l^vii Moran, whlto
mull; Miss Myrol Ray Torry, whlto
mull, bluo rlbbon trlmtnlngl Miss Car
rlo Leftwloh, yollow orgundy, blnek vel
vot trimmlngsj Miss Clnrii Alvls, groon
BllkJ MIbs LlaBio Blnko. oroam sllk; Miss
Nannlo Blake, blue hIIU; nleesra, Goorgo
Powell, Jullan Moran, Robert Moran,
Frank Alvls, Goorgn niako,\JIenr.v Blnlto,
RushoU Rleo, Goorgo lllce, Ryjnnd Mltoh
oll, Vlotor Yowoll, Josoplt Moran, Ooorgo
Tuck, Thomns Tuck, llitmpstend Left
wlch, Edward Torry, SUuiloy Long, Kl
lolt McGeorge, Vlvliin McGeorge, Leo
Rossom, Floetwood Moran, Wllbor Blan
ton, Thomas nnd Clarenco Cardwell. At
a lato hour dalnty rofrcslimonts wero
Mr. Alllo Mitchell, of Richmond, ls at
homo, Ho camo out to bo present at tho
Moran roooption, but wns provonted
from nttondlng by hls sudden Blckncss,
Tho friends of Mr. Mltoholl hopo he will
eoon be out agaln. t
THE ABSQUE HOC CLUB
t Has Recelved Pressing Invltations tol
Come to Richmond.
(Spoolnl to Tlie Tlmoa-Dlspatch.)
LYNOHBURG, VA., Fobruary 27.?
Members of tho Absque Hoo Club havo
reoelved a communteatlon from Mr. Tlp
ton D. Jennings, member of tho Legisla?
ture from Lynchburg, expresslng ln
amuslng terms thn hope that tho club
wlll vlslt Rlehmond nnd ropo.at Its bur
losquo at tho Academy of MubIc wltll
tho orlginal east, lncludlng Judge Drom?
edary, Crawflsh, ete., corps'do bnllat. of
anolonfs nnd I honorahlo damos nnd othor
accossorles, wlth preserlptlotrs freo.
Captaln J. C. Foatherston, membor of
tho House from Campbell, hns also wrlt?
ten an amuslng letter to a member of
tho club, suggcstlng llint It mlght be a
brilliant idea for the club to vlslt Rich?
mond and repoat its perforniaiico. The
Captaln guarflntees tliat tho Academy of
Muslo would not begin to hold tho crowd,
and he st.ate3 that Captaln George D.
Wise told some of the mombors of tho
Lsglslaturo that he would contrlbute to
a fund for rentlng tho Academy of Mu?
sic. The Captaln elosos hls lottor by
statlng that tho members of the Absque
Hoo Club huve imniortallzed themselves,
and that thoy are the toplc of conver
satlon In tho Gonernl Assembly, in draw
lng rooms, ln famlly clrcles and 0n the
(Spoclnl to Tbo Tiiiies-Dlsputch.)
BRTSTOL, VA,, February 27.?By a
vote of 608 to 11 tho citlzons of Johnson
Clty, Tonn., to-day voted ln favor of
aboiishing saloons in that towii. Under
tho recently onncted Adams law towns
of flvo thousand and under throughout
Tennessee aro votlng to relncorporate
AT "CASTLE HILL"
Brief Sketch of His Pictur
esque and Useful Career.
Service to Confederacy.
(Speclal to Tho Tlnioa-Dliputeb.)
CHARLOTTESVILLH, VA., Fob. tt.?
The funeral of Colonol Alfred L. Blves,
tho dlstingulsliod engineer, who dled at
an eavly hour thls mornlng at hls home,
"Castlo Hlll," slxtoon mlles east of Char?
lottesvllle, wlll toJco placo Sunday morn?
lng at II o'clock at "Castlo Hlll." Tho
Interment wlll be at Graco Episcopal
Colonol Rlves roturned home about the
mlddle of Fobruary from Washington,
whoro ho had beon vialtlng rolatlves, nnd
at onco took to his bed. Although tho
condltion of hls heart led hls physlclans
to expect tho end at nny tlmo, thero was
nothlng last nlght to indloato that the
end was at hand. Soon aftor mdnlght
ho coniplalnod of foellng very weak, and
nsked for nourlshmont, whlch waa glven.
hlm. A fow mlnutes lator ho rcmindod
Mrs. Rlves lhat lt. was nearly tlmo for
hlm to take his mediclno. Mru, Rives
loft tho room to summons her daughter,
Mrs. Potts, to admlnister It, and whilo
sho was absent, Colonel Rlvcs ls thought
to havo breathod hls last. Mrs. Potts,
upon roaohlng her fathor's room, bus
pootod that 'ho had fallen aslcop, and
not carlng to arouso hlm, ralsed hls hoad
and gavo hlm tho medlclne, Lator, ob
sorvlng that hor father had not stlrred,
sho shook hlm and he failed to rcspond.
Colonel Alfrod L. Rlves was tho thlrd
son of AVIlllam C. Rlvos, ropresontatlvo,
Senator and mlnlstor to Friinco during
tho early rvirt of thls contury.
Willlam Caholl Rlves, Colonol Rlves
father, was a favorlte of Louls Phllllppe,
ln whoso rolgn Mr. Rlvos was mlnlstor.
As a mark of distingulshed favor Queen
Atnella bestowod hor namo on hls oldest
daughter. Thls daughtor, Mrs. Amolla
Loutso Slglmrooy, wns, wlth her hns
band. losl on tho 111 fatod utoniner Vlllo
da Havro on Novombor 22, 1^73.
Colonel Alfred London Rlvos was born
ln lS'JO nt "Oastle HIU," Albemnrlo coun?
ty and was tho thlrd son ot Iho lnto
lion. Wm. C. Rlves. Ho was oducolod
flrst nt Iho Vlrglnla Milltary lnstltiite
and afterward at the Universlty of Vlr?
glnla, and graduatcd frnm tlio last-naniod
iiiHtltulioii ln tho englneorlng and matlio
About lhat tlmo hls father was ap?
pointed mlnlstor to Front'o, and the son
aeeoiiipanled hlm tb Parls, where ho on
tered Bcole Polotochnlnue. Aflor -I years
of study ho gruduated with distinctlon
at tlio head of his eloss. As was a ous
tom In such cases, ho was sent by tlio
Fnipei-or Napoleon IH., in company wlth
Charles Lessops and othc-r dlstliigulslicd
men, to survey tho coast of Alglors. Af?
ter coiiiplellng hlsi two years' servico
thero, he returned. to thls eountry and
accepted a posltion under Conernl Mcigs
3n tho Washington Acqiioduct, where.
lio wns eniplnyed ns engineer at tlio
tlme of the nutbreak of tlie Clvll War.
Whon Vlrglnla soeeded Colonel ltlvus
nt once ifsigned hls posltion under Gen
eral Melgs nnd. offered hls servlces to
tlio Conl'ederato guvoninieni, und wus nt
once appointed lleutenaiil-eolnnoi of on
glneers in tho confederate nrmy. Ilo
proniptly entcred. "P?P lllH dutles and
dhx'lini-ged tham wlth groat eredlt to
hlniselt and wlth beneflt to ihe govern
niont untll tho closo of tbo war,
After eessatlon of hostllltles Colonol
Blvcs was appointed superluteiiilent of
tho Mobllo apd Ohlo Rallroad, u posl?
tion which ho hold for many ypars, wuk ?
Ing Ida home lu Mobllo, Alnbamii, Ho
loft tliat posltion to aceepl Uio vlco
prosidency of tho Rloh.nioiid and Pan
vilio Rallroad, and reslded lu fticiimeml.
After a few years tlioro, lie lefl to ac
cept a moro lueriUiVO poslllnii wllh llio
I'aunma Rallroad, tram whleh jie ro
IIred after niiiny years' servlee.
Colonel Rlvos slnce that tluio hus been
leading a qulet llfo at hls niagnlfieont
home, "Castlo Hlll," ln Alboinarle coun?
He married Miss Slirah Macmiirdo, of
Rlehmond, who survlves hlpi with thelr
threo daugliters-tho Prlncess Aniclie
TrouboUskoi tho ronowned aulliaress;
Mrs. Allen. Pottp, of Richmond, and
Miss Landoii JUyos. 0* Ajbomwlo.
Second Day of Y. M. C. A. Con
Ventlon at Newport News.
Pcrmanent Commltteos nre Announced.
on "Religlous Work for Men."
'The Nlght Sesslon.
(Spoclal to Tho TlmeB-nlBpntch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA? Fobruary 27.
The second day of lho twenty-thlrd an?
nual conventlon of tho Young Men's
Chrlstlap Associatlon was a busy one.
Tho electlon of ofllcers, whlch occurred
at the morning Bosalon, reaulted ln Dr.
Llvlous Lankford, of Norfolk, belng mado
Delegates woro comlng ln all day to
day, and Jlio numbor has now rsnehod
nearly 2C0, tho numbor expectod. Threo
sesslona a day keep the dolegates busy,
but many of them havo found tlme to
go about tho clty and to tako a trolloy
for Old Point, Soldlors' Homft, Normal
School, nnd othor iplnces of intorest on
tho Penlnsula. To-morrow tke ? _ 'es
wlll go to tho slilpyard and be escorted
tlirough in a bouy.
Tho moVnlng sesslon oponed with a
Bjiirltcd song sontajcp and t4;sUmonyl
mootlng. Vloe-presldont Easley called
the conventlon to order and asked for tho
report of tho Nomlnu-tlng Commltteo,
whlch was presonted, as follows:
Presldont?Dr,. Llviiu Lankford, of
Vloo-Presldonts?E. F. Shoftoy, Lyncn
burg; Simon Beward, Petersburg; W.
E. Cottrell, Newport Nows. <
Soorotary?E. G. Karnes, Gladstono.
Asslatant Secrotaiics?W. Daines, V. M.
I.j E. J. Dryor, Randolph-Miicon College,
Pross Secretarles?A. F. Jackson, V.
P. I.j A. F, Cannaduy, BlUeHeld.
Tho roport was adopted and the offl
ccra unanlmously elected. Dr. Lankford
was escorted to tho plntform whllo tlie
conventlon sang "Blest Bo the Tle."
"A field sorvlce for tho Chrlstlan slu
dent" was the subject of an Intorostlng
and frulftul conferenco led by Mr. H, B.
Andorson, collego seerotary of the In?
ternatlonal Commltteo, who made'an ex
Tho followlng- pernianont commlttees
wero announced: i
Permanent Buslness Commltteo?J. P.
Stubbs, Portsmouth; G. V. Roblnottc;
Crcwe; W. N. Shackloford, Wllllam und
Mary College; R. A. Jordan, Richmond
Collego; R. S. Lapsley, Washlngton and
Credentlal3 Comrnittce-Robert Brydon.
Newport Nowsj 'George Green, Medlca)
College of Virginla: W. O. Beasley, Shen
andonh Colloginte Instltute; P. L. Clark,
Hampdeh-Sldney College; W. T.'IIodgcs,
Wllllam and Mary Collego.
Commltteo on Rosolutlons?John Woy
mouth, Hampton; F. W. Wells, Rnndorph
Macon Collego; G. M. Cooper, Unlversity
Collego of Medlclne, Charlottesvllle; J.
J. Colnor, Roanoko College; C. V. Shoo
makor, Randolph-Mncon Academy, Front
Royal; R. E. Smlth, Pantops.
Rc-llglous \Mcetlngs Corhmlttee?F. A.
Brown, Unlon Semlnary; C. C. Kent, Jr..
Newport News; W. D. Hogo, Staunton;
O. V. Mnrks, Cllfton Forge; T. E. Orgain.
Commlttee on State Commlttoo's Re?
port?J. W. Ensley, South Boston; L. B.
Daa'is, Roanoko; G. N. Spleden. Blueflold.
W. Va.; C. D. West, Newport News; A.
S. Johnson, Unlversity of Virginla; C, L.
Gates, Atlanta, Gn.
iM'r. Fred B. Smith opened a conferenco
on "Religlous Work for Mon." Mr. Smith
is an attractlvo t-peakor, hls Btylo boing
forcible nnd lllustratlons nre. apt and ft
tho point. He mado a sple'ndld Impros
slon upon tlio convontlon. The confer?
enco was nn interesting andjiolpful one,
and emphaslzed polnts whlch'wlll be lielp
l'ul to the rissoolatlons ln thelr work.
Two interesting ad'dresses wore the
foatures of tho afternoon sesslon of tlie
Y. M. C. A, conventlon to-day, C. I,
Vates, fleld seerotary of tho- Internatlonal
Commltteo, spoko on "Tho Voluntecr
Workor, tho Leading Factor in Associa?
tlon Effort." T, S. Southgate. of Nor?
folk, spoko on "A riaco of Prlvllege.".
To-nlght the tostlmanlals or- tho army
and navy delegates wero rocoived, and
F. B, Smith, of Now York, dellvercd an
nd'ddress on "Tho Mon Needed for tho
WAS HORRIBLY CUT
Harry Nlcholson May Havo to Face Man
slaughter Charge ln Alexandria.
(Spoclal to Thu Tlmea-Dlspiitcli.)
ALEXANDRIA, VA? February 27.?
Otto Vogolgesang, foroman of the Alox
audrla Steam Bread Bakery, was horrl
bly eut shortly bofore mldnlght last nlght
by Harry Nlcholson, Vogolgosang Wus
convoyed to tho Alexandria Hospital weak
from tho loss of blood, nnd,hls condltion
Ih yot critlcul.
From what can bo loarned of tjie af?
falr lt appears that Nlcholson, a 'formor
omploye of tho bakery, entured that placo
last night shortly beforo mldnlght with a
eompanlon, IIo was told by Vogolgesang
that no loaflng wuh allowed, IIo thon
made an ugly romark to tho foroman
whloli rosultod in tho two men ollnehlng.
In a few niinutoa Vogolgesang criod out
to the other bukers that ho had boen
eut. Ho was ti iniias of blood. A ptiy
sielun w'as sumnioned and ho was taken
to tho Aloxandrlu Hospital.
Nlcholson fled to Waahlngton. Tho po
lico Btartod ln pursult on foot and upon
nnivlng in that clty found Nlcholson
in chargo of tho Washlngton pollce ln a
patiol wagon. Ho had beon plckod up
noar after crosslug Long Brldge and was
bloedlng froni tho arm. He was tiilton
to tho Emergency Hospital, Washlngton,
aud afterwnrd taken to tho Fourth Pro
clnct Station, ln thut clty, und later turn
ed over to tho Alexandria pollco. Nlcliol
son used a lnrgo pneket knlfo on his v|c
thn nnd eut hlm up and down tho back
and acrpss lho ghoulder hliidoti. Thoro
wus .ilso a fourtfeii-liicli eut down to tho
At 11 o'clock this morning Nlchob:oti
wus urralgnctl ln tho Polloo Court bofore
Mayor Slmpson, who hold him lo uwalt
tlio' result of Volgeigcsang'H Injurles. Ho
may yot havo to fuco tho ehargo of inaii
Kluugiitor. Vugolgosaiig , Is thlrly-flvo
years of ago, and Nlcholson is twenty
llvo years old,
Tho Chesapenke and Ohlo Will Soon
Erect a INewvStation..
(Speclul Jo Tho T|.'Ui'8-l)isputch,)
CHARt,OTTE8\siLl.E, VA.. February
27.?president George W. Stevens, of tho
<?Ho*ujjioiu_e und Ohlo Jlallw.iy, lu a con-r
foronco wlth Messrs, Charles B, Maplils,
W. J. Kollor and C. W. Hulflsh, a com?
mittee roproseiitltig tbe Chambor of Cotn
morco, and Mayor Samuol MoCue, M.
Lotormnn nnd James F, Harlan, a eoni
mlttoe frotn tho Clty, Counoll, etatod
last nlght that tlie now down-town bulld?
lng in Charlottosvlllo 'Wlll bo put In
course of cotistruetlon by the flrst of
Aprll. Thls, bo snld, wottld bo dono even
if tho Clty Councll did not mako tho do
slrod concosBlons ln closing certain streots
nnd maklng tlio undergrndo orosslngB at
Tho plans contemplato n $25,000 billld
ing, to bo oroctod ln tbo lmmodialo vl?
clnlty of tbo present station, known nS
Maln-Stroot Station. Tlio bulldlng ls to
bo cotiBtructed of stono and WtiBhlngton
hydraullo pressed brlok, wlth slato roof.
Progres9 Made by tho Postofflce at
(Speclnl to Th> TlraM-DlsiintClO
' BEDFORD CITY, VA., Feb. 27.-Fost
mnBtor W, IL Mosby mokes'tho wolcomo
annotineomont that tlio Postolllco Do
partmont has granted another increaso
ln clork's salarlos ln thla ofllco, tho thlrd
inorcose recorddd wlthln the twclve
month. The total saln.ry account wlll
now foot up $'1,100, excluslvo of tho post
montor's aalary, whlch ls $2,200. Threo
yoars ago tho wholo amount allowed for
clerk hlro was $250, whlch wlll glvo
an ldea of tho onergy of tho town of
Bedford Clty. '
Mr. Mostoy leaves no stono unturned
to advanco tho Interest of hls ofllce.
In tho last week an ntitomatlo eancol
j llng maclilno was instnllcd, nnd there
I Is but ono other plnco In the Unltod
SUitos wlth a population less than 0,000
thitt can clnlin thls honor.
Mr. Mosby states thero ls no doubt
Bodford Clty wlll rocelve nn approprla?
tion ,of $50,000 for a government bulld?
lng at tho noxt session of Congress. lt
Is Btated that Bodford's clalm wlll bo
among tho flrst considered 'at that tlme.
Owlng to tho largo sale of Intornal
rovenuo stamps for tobacco, Bedford haa
another strong clalm for recognltlon
Tho Bedford Mllls Company havo Just
completed a cohtract for 46,000 doublo
yards of sky-bluo kerseys for tho Sol?
dlers' Homes of tho United States.
Another large ordor hns beon recolved
from tho gove/hment, for completlon
List of Games Arrangecl by the Wash?
ington and Lee Team.
(Speclnl to The TIiiies-Dlspntch.)
LEXINGTON, VA., February 27.?Fol?
lowlng is tho comploto schodulo of gnmou
for tho Washington and Loo Unlveralty
baso-ball team foit tho npproachlng sea?
son; the games to bo played at Lexlng?
March 20?Easlcrn Collcgo.
March !M?Fishburno Milltary School,
March 28?Universlty of Pcrinsylvanla.
Maroh 31?Brown Unlversily. !
Aprll 1?Vlrglnla Milltary Instltuto.
Aprll 10?St. John's College.
Aprll 15?Vlrglnla Milltary Instltuto.
Aprll 30? Hanipden-Sldney College.
Aprll 2-1?Richmond Colloge.
May 6?Vlrglnla Polytcchnlo Instltuto.
Aprll 15?Vlrglnla Milltary Instltuto.
Two games wlll be plnyed away from
May 1?Universlty of North Carollna, at
May 11?Universlty of Vlrglnla, at
List of Base-Ball Games Announced for
(Speclnl to Tlio Tlmen-Dlspntcb.)
LEXINGTON, VA.. February 27.?Tho
followlng Bchodulo has been announced
by Vlrglnla Milltary Instltuto baso-ball
team, to bo played In Lexlngton:
March 21?Eaaalen College.
March 23?Flshbiirno Milltary School.
March 30?Universlty of Pennsylvunla.
April 4?Washington and Leo Univer?
Aprll 11?St. John's College.
Aprll 15?Washington and Loo Univer?
Aprll 21?Hampden-Sldney College.
Aprll 25?Richmond Colloge.
May 2?Emory and Henry College.
May 4?Vlrglnla Polytcchnlc Instltuto.
May 15?Washington and Leo Universl?
Two games wlll bo playod away from
Aprll 18?Universlty of Virginla, at.
May 115?Virginla Polytechnlc Instltuto,
Charles City Farms.
(Snnclnl to llio Tlines-Dlspnteh.)
WYANOKB, VA., February 27.? Mr.
W, C. Clalborne, of tbo real es?
tato flrm of Clalborne, Connelly & Cluip
mnn, of Richmond, arrlved In tho county
Thursday, the 20th instant. He was nc
eompanled by the speclal fnrm agent of
tho flrm of Mr. Thomas F. Wlliey. Mr.
Clalborne wlll leniro to-day for Norfolk.
from thero ho wlll probably go to North
Carollna ln tho lntorest of tho businehs.
Mr. Wlliey wlll remaln ln thls county for
soveral days vlslllng tlio farms here
abouts wlth tho objoet of llstlng them.
Mr. Clalborne stated that thoy woro ln
communlcatlon wlth numbers of western
ipeoplo now nnxlous to settlo ln thls favor
Both of thoso gentlemen seomed much
pleased wlth tho gonorul nppearanco of
thls louallty, as woll thoy mlght bo.
(Soeelnl to Tlie 'flincs-IMspntcli.)
HEATHSVILLT3, VA., Fob. 27.-THO
parsonago at Nowland, Rlehmond coun?
ty, wns tho sceno of a very protty wea
dliiK ut noon yesterday, whon Miss Bottle
Banettl became tho brldo of ?ad
Wli.irton. Rev. R. S. Monds was l e
olllelatlng mlnlstor. Both of ho con
tractlng partles aro populur young peo?
ple of Rlehmond county.
(Spoclul tn Tllw TliiU'H-Dlspiitch.)
GUM SPRINGS, VA., Fobruary 27.
Mr. Rlchard O. Parrlsh and Miss Rosa
B Rlgsby woro mnrrlod to-day ln tho
parlor of tho Matliodlst parsonago, by
t),o pastor, Rov. Robert L. Wlngl'.eld.
The niarrlago was very qulet, only a few
of thrlr Imniedltito friends wero present.
Tho brlday party loft at once. for the
homo of the groom, who lV'/ea naar
Hadensvile, Va. . \
(Speoiul to Tho Thues-lllspuldi.)
BOWLER'S WHARF, Febiuury 27.
Mr, W. J. Rlco and Mlas Lou Bruy were
married at the homo of Rev. Dlckson, at
Duuiicsville, Essex eoiinly, thla ninrnlng,
and took eteainor for Baltlinore, Md,
Gives Vim aml Vi&oc
Express Co. Grants $500 An^
nulty to Wldow of an Agent.
BAD CROSSING AVOIDED
Tho Work of Double Traoklng the Rall?
road In Stafford Wlll Do Away With,
the Orosslng Where Mrs.
Mnrtln was Killed.
(fipeclnl to Tho Tlr_e?-DI?pntch,)
FREDBRICKSBURO, VA_, Fetv 2?.^
Tho Adams Express Company, whieh
waa sorved licro for many yoars by S
Wlllls Howard iib agent, who dled sonu'
months ago, sont to hls wldow, Mrs,
Martha Howard, a check for $800 as a
mnrk of appreclatlon of Mr. Howard's
long nndr falthful Borvice, It ls stated
that thls j sum wlll bo sent as an an?
nuily. rogularly to Mrs. Howard during
her ilfotlmo, or untll sho remarrles.
In inying tho doublo trncks for tlu
Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Potoma4
Rallroad a ohange In the line wlll _<
mado north of thls city, Just across thi
Ruppahannoclc Rlver, ln Btafford county,
by wnlch tho sharp ourvo at that polni
wlll bo avolded and a saving in dlstanca
gnlned. It Ib undorstood that thlo ohang?
wlll do away with the dangorous Fal?
mouth Crosshig, where Mra. P. II. Mar?
tin nnd her two daughters wero killed
moro than a year ago, as that road will
thon bo thrown lnto tho White Oak
Road beforo lt crosses tho rallroad. Th?
peoplo of that locnllty aro anxlous that
a trestlo shall bo bullt so that thls busy
highway wlll pass undor tho tr.acks, aa
tlie pusslrig trnlns are now so frcquent'
that crosshig ovor tho track has becomt
MITB B.OXES OPEN.
At tho annual meeting of tho Women'i
Miasionary Soclety at tho Methodlst
Church tho openlng of tho mlto boxes
was an Interesting fcaturo, and It waa
found that those little contrlbutlons had
amounted to the sum of $05. Rev. Geo.
T. Tyler and Mrs. Tyler nnd Mrs. Mary
Berry were elected llfe members of the
socloty. Tho exerclses on tho occasion
wore of a vory Interesting charaoter,
and conslsted of muslc, informal talku
and select readlngs, aftor whlch several
houra wore enjoyed In soclal intorcourfie
and rofreshmonts woro served.
Professor F. A. Frankiln, of tho muslo
department of Frcderlckabixrg Colloge,
ls galnlng a wlde reputation os a com
ptiHor, his latoHt produotlons whieh nro
now in tho hands of tho publlshcrs, and
wlll soon bo out, belng tho followlng
p'?'ros for plnno solos: "Gondollna,"
"Rustlo Danco," "Tho Dragon Fllos,"
"Song of tho Dalslos," "The Dance of
AT THE HOSPITAL.
Mlss Rachol McCleary, of Albomaxle
county, haa enterod tho Mary Washlng?
ton Hospital here to tako tho course of
a tralned nurso.
Dr. Robert O. Lycll, of Baltlmore, son
of Hon. J. M. Lycll, representatlve ln
the Legislnturo from Richmond and
Lancastor countlcs, wlll move to tho
county scat of Richmond county to prac
tico his profession.
Rev. Fraid< B. Beale, of Klng and
Queon county, haa received a call to
Bethel, Bethesda, Llberty and SCoar Bap
tlst churclios, ln Carollno county. He
was tho unanlmouB choleo at a meeting
of tlio dolegates from these churches.
Armlstead Dlshman, a worthy colored
man, who dled near Brooke, In Stattord
county, this woek ot heart disease. was
in thrlfty circumstances and loft eleven
chlldren, Bcvon of whom have taught
school in Stufford county.
MRS. ELKINS' GtFT
She Will Give the Elkins Y. M. C. A. a
(Speclul to Tha Tlmcs-Illnpntch.)
BRISTOL, VA?, February 27.?Mr. H, O.
Pattlson, who sorved as secretary of the
Bristol Young Men's Chrlstlan Associatlon
for two or throe yoars, haa reslgncd, and
wlll go In a fow days to Elkins, W. Va.,
to havo churgo of tlio Y. M, C. A. work
ln that town. It is Btated that Mrs. El?
kins, wlfo of Senator Elkins, wlll spend
$.-,0,000 for a new bulldlng for tho Elkins
Tho cottago homo of E. S. Godsey, a,
lumbermun here, togother vfiflh its con
teritai burned Wodnesdiiy morning, and le
a total loss. Mr. Oodsey estimates hla
loss at $700, with no Insurance. Ihe cot?
tago was in tho suburbs. and had no
prctoctlon ugajnst llre.
Thoodoro .X'ornolius, a negro, who, lt
Is nllegod, threatonod to murdor hla wlfe
on account ot jealousy, ls lu jall here
awnltlng the action ot tho grand Jury.
Cornellus dld not llko tho seomlng fond
nesfl of anothor negro man for his wlfe.
Wllllam Johnson, an aged colored dray
mnn, who wns formorly janltor of Bulllntt
College for many years, und wob hlghly
oBtoemed by tlie whlto pooplo, dled of
pneumonia on Tuosday of thls week,
Marcollus Sheppurd, a colored lawyer,
Who was educatcd ln tho law at Knox
vlllo, Tenn., dled lioro thls week of pa
ralyBls, at tho ago of thlrty-four. He had
llcenso to prnetlco law in both Virglnia
Wlley Crookott, an elovon-year-old boy,
whllo itttemptlng to swlng onto a movlng
frolght train hore thls week, was drawn
under the cars and nnrrowly oscaped
death. Tho toes of one foot wore ground,
olf under tho wheels.
TEN WEfRE SUSPENDED
Action of tho Facuity of Hampden-SId*
(Speclul to Tho Tlliit-s-Dlspiitcb.)
FARMVILLE, VA? February 27,-TIU
facuity of Ilampden-Sldncy Collego an?
notinced thelr declslon nt thls mornlng'S
ehnpel exerclses. Ten nf tlie studenta
chnrged wltli creatlng tho ? dlsturbance
whllo Ihe lntcrrucdlutu exorclses wero ln
progress last Friday nlght, wero suspend
ed for thlrty days, two wero retnlned
on probotlon, nnd ono got olf without re
ceiiving any puulHlimcut. At thq axpirfc
tlon of thlrty duys, tlio students sus
pendod wlll he retnlned on probatlon,
Tho lliit of those susponded includes th*
sons of soniQiof tho most promlnent fainl
lles of this "nd other Statos, ns well a*
the most popular young "men-of lho ln
fSneclHl tn Tho Thuen-nispiiteli.)
ROANOKE, VA., Feb. 27.-At the par-i
sonugo of Bolmont Methodlst Church.
l.Ht nlglit at. 7;ir> o'clock, tho Kev. Jl.
J? Parrott plllclatlng, Mlss Al ce
Cruuiiteld was. united ln marrlago / to
Mr. Robert H. Padwell, JMh ywjtl*?
are from Flncastlo. , [