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Greater Railroad Frontage for
New Plants at Frederlcksb'g
WAS CALLED TO E1MFIELD
Rev. Decatur Edwards, of Fredericks
burg, Hns Received Overtures From
a Circuit of Churches Near
Tarboro. In North Carolina.
o (Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
FiiEDBmat-SBuno, va., Aprii s.
/t ? inceline of *'>? Business Men's
;'? Association, held last night, tho names
of nine business men ot the city wore
', added to the roll of membership. Va?
rious matters of general Interest wero dis?
cussed, among them the prospect for
obtaining now manufactures and plans
for securing greater railroad frontage
for tho location of plants by moans of
?. belt Une or a branch road from tho
'Richmond, Frodorlcksburg nnd Potomac
Railroad along tho wost side of tho city
to a point In tho horlhorn section, whoro
a number of largo enterprises aro l??
ti oated. This will opon up new sites along
Rev. Decatur Edwards, of this city,
. who has chargo of several largo Baptist
churches near hero, has received a, cull
to a circuit of churches in tho Tar River
Baptist ? Association, in North Carolina,
?with headquarters at Enlleld. Mr. Ed?
wards has taken tho call under consid?
eration, and will go to North Carolina
to look over tho Held before reaching a
Mr. A. .D. Aloxandor and family havo
gouo to Urbanna to reside, where Mr.
Alexander has secured a fine position
with tho excolslor plant at that placo.
Tho family will bo greatly missed hero
and much xegrot. Is .expressed at their
Great interest Is felt here and all along
tho rtappahiinnoclc Hiver in tho rivalry
between the steamer Tourist, of the Peo?
ple's line, and the steamer Caroline, of
tho'Weoms Compnny. Both of these
steamers leavo hero every Monday, Wed
- nesday and Friday for Urbanna at tho
samo hour, and return on Tuesday,
Thursday nnd Saturday evenings, leav?
ing ; Urbanna at tho same hour.
The result is a ' raco between,
tho two ,011 every trip. Yesterday eve?
ning tho steamer Caroline arrived In
port hero five minutes ahead of tho TourA
1st, but up. to that time the Tourist had
been ahead of her rival.
A case which has been much .discusseci
ln Spotsylvnnla county since early last
fall was that of Mrs. Mary IS. Jones
against Lucius M. Estes, a prominent
citizen of tho Chnncollorsvlllo neighbor?
hood, In which Mrs. Jones charged Estes
with the using of. profane and abusive
language towards her, caino up in the
"*"? County Court this week. Tho court?
room was crowded throughout the trial,
and many of the witnesses wore ladles.
The case was stubbornly fought by Hon.
w-?-?''?'. Embrey. of this city, for Estes,
and Judge John T. Goolrlck, of tills city,
nnd Commonwealth's Attorney Loo J.
Graves, of Spotsylvanla, for Mrs. Jones.
Tho Jury brought In a verdict fining
Estes $15 and costs, tho total amounting
UP THE PAMUNKEY
The Yacht of Mr. Henry Burden and its
Cruise in Southern Waters.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WEST POINT. VA., April S.?On Sun?
day a yacht mado her wny up'the York,
nnd then up tho Pamunkey River abovo
tho Southern Railroad wharves,v. and
there anchored, and there she has been
?inco kept, the last twenty-four hours by
tho threatening weather. The name of the
yacht Is "Constant," belongs to Mr.
Henry B?rden, president of a bank In
Casanova, ?, Y. He is accompanied by
his wlfo nnd her two brothers?Messrs,
Hart. Thoy are cruising around for
pleasure. The yacht is capable of carry?
ing 170 ton.?*, and. was built in Baltimore,
Wd, Shells t?agn.lf.cent In all of.- hor ap?
pointments. The??party went up to Ro
mancoke, tho beautiful country homo of
Captain R. E. Lee, on Monday, and was
entertained by him. On yesterday Cap?
tala Lee went aboard tho "Constant."
Tho party will go from hero to Norfolk,
Mr. Ashby Green, formerly of West
Point, lately of Norfolk, nn ompoyo of
tho Southern Railway, visited West Point
this week to say good-byo to his mother,
Bisters and friends, before leaving for
Colorado, where bo has accoptf/_ a posi?
tion with an oil company.
West Point Is still a dark town, with
the exception of a very fow bleary oil
lamps, long distances npnrt. Sir. Hal.
Richardson, an electrician of Newport
INowb, has beon recently negotiated with
nnd furnished tho Council on ?londny
night an estimato of what nn oloctrfo
light plant would cost. Tho result hits not
been officially made known.
West Point Is looking forward with
much pleasure to tho play to bn g|.v_n at
tho Masonla Hall to-morrow (Thursday)
night for the benefit of tho Public School
Library. Misses Lily Johnson Bessie
Farlnhnlt nnd Maggio Don mead'; Messrs
R. C. Carden, Sam Hardy and Harvey
Brooks, are the dramatis personal. Tho
play is a Bachelor's 'Banquet, Or An Tn
Allegheny Ore and Iron Company Wil
Rebuild nt Buona Vista.
. (Spot-tul lu 'Hit. Tlint'ttlilsinit.-h 1
BUBNA VISTA, VA"'AprilT-Tho fur
nace of the Allcghaiiy On? nnd Iron Coni
pony begun to fall between 11 and 13
o clock, and Is now leaning to such an
extent that nil work has been (suspended
and the furnace shut down. Superili
tendent Johnson ?ays lt w|ll not E
forfero with ? ho company'* Pi,im ;liJ ,nu.
t-riaj hud already bob,, ordered for
bulding It anew, bui li .win nenmitatt
?shut-down for several month?, during
Which timo no Iron will l,? made
NO FEARS THIS YEAR
Mecklenburg Reports That the Recen
Cold Snap Did Great Damage.
(Spi)Cl-l to 'lltu Tlmei.pUp.tcj, )
BOYDTON. VAt, April g.-W. M,
Brook*?, a guard from the penitentiary,
was here yesterday and took away Eddie
Offburn, colored, who was convicted at
the March term of the County Ct.urt of
Mecklenburg for hou.ebreaklng and sent
to the penitentiary for four yours. Tita
prisoner 1? hardly grown.
The ero.? ot pear? have been nearly
destroyed throughout thin section, caused
by the recent cold snap, but poaches
nnd apples are not much Injured.
The farmers nro .very backward Ih
tholr plowing, owing to tho excessive ml'***
of the past els weeks., ? heavy storm
paused ovor this pitico last night, and tho
i-nln has continued to-day. Roanoke
Itlvor Is rising rapidly.
Colonel Tlmmns V, Gnode, Mrs, Gootlo,
(Miss Kalo Cloodo and Colonel St. John
^C. Goodo, of the Governor's stnff, who
havo been spending tho winter In Tampa
nnd St. Augustine, Fin., returned to tholr
homo In this ubico yosterdny. Colonel
T. 1<\ Cloodo Ima been In 111 health some
Urne. Ilo has held his own Bilico he loft
hero, and It Is hopod as tho warm
weather, approaches he will Iniprovo
COLONEL LANE'5 POSITION
Ho Will Continue io Serva as Treasure?*
of Willinrn and Mary.
(Sooelnl to Tlio Tlmrs.Dli'piitch.)
WILL1AMSBURG. VA., April 8.?Tho
appointment of Colonel U XV. Lane, Jr.,
of this city, as Commissioner of Hos?
pitals, gives general satisfaction. Tho
appointment camo unsolicited and unask?
ed for, which makes tho honor tho great?
Colonel latino is a member of the well
known firm of L. XV. Unno & Son. Col
jiol Lano will soil his Intorest Iti Ilio
firm at onco, nnd a brother, Mr. Spencer
Lane, will be associated with his father.
Colonel Lano Is treasurer of William'
and Mary College, nnd as tho two posi?
tions do not conflict, will continue his
prosont office at tho Collcgo. '
Tho now Board ot Directors of tho
Eastern Stale Hospital mot for the first
timo to-day. its throe mombors botng Judgo
G. T. Qarnctt, of Mathows; Mr. 13. H.'
Clowos, of Richmond, and Mr. Il, D,
Colo, of WUUamsburg. Judgo Onrnolt
wns elected chairman of the board.
Tho banking company ot D. D. Dlrlck
son, Jr., has decided not to opon a branch
: bank nt Tonno Just at this timo.
Dr. J. William Jonos will deliver a loo
ture at Cameron Hall to-morrow night
under the auspices or Magruder-Ewcll
Camp, C. V. Dr. Jonos' subject will be
tho "Boys in G'ray, or the Privato Con?
federate Soldlor." ?
CHARGED WITH MURDER
W. S. Shelby, Alias "Lanky Bob Ryan,"
is Lodged In Jail. ,
(Spnclnl to Tho Tlmes-DlspntclO
NEWPORT NEWS, VA';, April 8.?Wll
-liam S. Shelby nllns "Lanky Bob Ryan,"
accompanied by Sergeant of Police Car
tor ana Inspector Chorlos Evans, of the
Washington pnlico force, arrived',In
Hampton to-day. Shelby stated that 'no
hnd bonrd that there was "something
doing" down this way and had conio down
to give himself up. Ho was. confined In
Jnil, and upon the advice of his attorney,
F. S. Collier, refused to make a state?
ment. Shelby was indicted with A. li. J.
Prltchard nnd Sylvester Plrklo on tho
charge of murdering Amos Dysart In 11)00.
Prltchard Is In Jail, but Plrklo Is supposed
to be.on his wny fo tho'Philippines. Ser?
geant Carter snys thnt Shelby Is tho best
man In his squad.
NEW BANK, BUILDING
Contract Awarded In Staunton to a
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
STAUNTON, VA., April 8.?Tho con
trnct for tho new National Vnlley Bnnk
building, of this city, wns lot to-day to
tho King Lumber Company, of Char
lottesn-llle, they being the lowest bid?
ders. Tho total cost of erecting this hand?
some building will be $?0.000. The work
will commence in a. few days. Th3 suc?
cessful bidders In this contract are the
gentlemen who built the Farmers' ond
Merchants' Nntlonnl Bank at Winches?
ter, tbe Industrial building at Miller's
School, and tbe Jefferson National Bank
nt Chnrlottosvile. v
Fruit Injured in Russell.
(Special to Tho Tlmee-Dlspnteh.)
LEBANON, VA.. -April S.?Tho recent
cold snap lias, It Is believed, almost en?
tirely destroyed the fruit crop in |hls
section; certainly nil tho penches are kill?
ed, nnd tho apples are practically nil
killed. Our farmers aro well up with
their work; most all tho plowing Is
done, and corn planting will, soon be be?
Our graziers bave moro grass now
than they had a month later last spring
a year ago, and feeding cattlo is about
over with for this season.
The Crop Thrown Back and
Early High Prices as a
Result Were Lost.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., April 8.?Opinions dlf
for in regard to tlio effect of tho recent
coki snap on the strawberry crop here,
ubouts. Ono report, from tho Tanner's
Creek section, Is that there hns been no
material damngo dono, To back up this
statement a handful of lino berries, Just
beginning to ripen, woro shown to-day,
having beon picked this morning, On tho
contrary, a trucker east of tho city es?
timates that from 15 to 20 por cent, of
tho crop has boon ruined and that tho
financial result has therefore beon con?
siderably effected; owing to tho fact Unit
the blighting of ninny of tho blooms and
tlio killing of some of tho berries already
(Ormed Will delay tlio marketing of tlio
crop, and thus deprive the truckers of
the high prices that could have been hud
from an early markot
This trucker snys that thero nro berries
on the vines that were not hurt and ninny
moro blooniH yet to form, unii that the
yield thus Indicated may bn murketod
inter, but that It eiiu't command tlio
price that would have been realized on
that part of the crop that hna been lost,
Notwithstanding this set-buck, however,
ho says tho berry crop hero will, with
favorable weather from now on, begin
to go Into mark?t ton days earlier this
year than usual, thnt Is about tho ?ifilh
of this month. Tbe first week In May
Is about the time berries go North, with
a ftiw crates bore and there on ?arller
Potatoes on this side of the river were
not above ground enough to bo hurt to
any serious extent, but on the western
branch they were nipped. That will lteep
tho orop from going to market as early
as it otherwise would, and thus depre?
ciates its money value. Beans, where?
ever they wero up, must have been hurt
by the i-old, but ? prominent trucker re?
ports that they wore not up on this sido
of the river. SlrnwberrW?:! are reporud
as hurt In some extent on the western
branch, but not seriously,
C. & O. Makes Proposition to
( Newport News.
THE LIQUOR LICENSE TAX
The Fight Hns Been Renewed In tho
Council and ?he Matter Referred to
tho Finance Committee?Regu?
lar Army Officers on In?
(Spcclnl to The TlmoB.DIapntch.)
NEWPORT NpWS. VA.?. April 8.-Tho
Cihesapeake and Ohio Railway Compnny
has mndo a proposition to the Finance
uommlttoo of tho City Council, which
will in all probabllty rosult in tho build?
ing of a subway, under tho tracks ot the
company from Twentieth to Eighteenth
Stroot. Chairman Ford, of tho Finance
Committee, has received a letter from
Mr. F, W. Scarborough, engineer ot main?
tenance of way for tho Chesapeako and
Ohio, stating that President Sto-vons has
offered to bear the expense of the ma?
sonry and structural work in connection
with tho building of tho subway, provldod
the city does tho excavating, constructs
the streot, and does not disturb the pres?
ent elevation of tho compnny's tracks.
Tho street Is to be sixty feet wide under
tho tracks, nnd the compapy Is to do?
nate the right of way to the olty. The
clearance overhead will probably be about
A spcclnl meeting of tho Finance Com?
mittee will bo held t'h a few days to act
upon the company's proposition, and It
is believed thnt tho offer will be accept?
ed without delay.
The construction ot the subway will
open up the "Acre," the section ot tho
city which Is almost inaccessible now.
Tho owners of property in that section
are urging that tho offer bo ? accepted at
oncet, and are willing to bear a goodly
portion of the city's expense. , ?
LIQUOR LICENSE FIGHT.
Tho fight over tho Increase liquor license
tax has been renewed. At tho meeting of
the Council last night a m?tion that tho
licenses bo changed so as to be Just what
they wero last year was mado, and the
matter was roferred back to tho Finance
Committee. Tho committee will act on the
matter In the near future, nnd tlio liquor
men are prepnrlng to bring all this pres
sures possible to bear to Influence tho
members of the committee to recommend
the low tnx.
A board of regular army officers will
arrive hero on or after April luth to In?
spect tho Huntington Rifles nnd'the New?
port News Light Infantry. This board
will inspect all tho militia in this section,
the object being to bring all the com?
panies up to the standard aimed at by
tho new military law.
News reached Hampton from Washing?
ton to-day to tho effect that William S.
Ryan, nllas Wllllm S. Selby, tho member
of tho Washington police force who was
Indicted yesterday by the Elizabeth City
county grand jury for tho murder of
Artilleryman Amos Dysnrt, has agi V'd
to como to Hampton to stand trial with?
out requisition papers.
The Town Council of Hampton has de?
cided to borrow $25,000 to bo used In Im?
proving several of its streets.
General Superintendent W. A. Post and
the othor officials of the Newport News
Shlp-hullding and Dry-dock Company,
who went to Now York'ori tho new Old
Dominion liner Monroe, have returned to
the city nnd express thomsolves ns being
highly pleased by the showing made by
the vessel on her maiden voyage.
Danville Will Vote To-day After a
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
DANVIILLE, VA., April 8.?The city Is
vory much stirred up over the local op?
tion election to bo held libre to-morrow.
Both sides nro nt work, tho wets very
qulntly, while tho dry.s nro having a big
demonstration. Judgo Mann, of Notto?
way, Is hero and addressed a very good
slzod audience at tho municipal hall.
Both sidos are claiming a victory, but
the opinion prevails to-night l|int tho
wets will carry by a safe majority.
Anticipating the town going dry, some
nearby liquor dealers have already sent
out circulars agroelng to dellvor liquor
In Dnnvlllo free of charge. Betting to?
night Is two to ono on tho wets win?
Beautiful Home Coremony In Goochland
(Special to Tlio Tli-es-Dliipntc-.)
?MAIDEN'S. VAI, April ...-Quite a
pretty marriage was solemnlzod at tho
homo of Mr. Wllllnm II, Lnne this after?
noon, when Miss Rosa E, Lano became
tho brido of Mr. Blake Barker, of Man?
chester. Va. Tho occasion, though a
rijulot homo nfiViJr, was well attended.
Tho ceremony was Impressively perform?
ed by Rev. J. E. Wlngfloid. Tho brido,
who Is tho daughter of Mr. William II,
Lane, woe becomingly gowned in a'cos?
tumo of French gray broadcloth, and
curried bride's roses. The groom, a
former r?sidant of this county and a
full graduate of the V. P. I.. Blaelishurg,
Va., Is now" engaged ln business In Man?
After the ceremony tho bridal party
wore driven to the depot, whore thoy
boarded the afternoon train for Rich?
mond, which city thoy will make their
GIVEN THREE YEARS
Trial of Charles Echels in Bristol for
Killing a Cripple,
(Specilli to Tuo Tluie.-Pleputi-h.)
BRISTOL ??0??., April S.-Tho tr|a|
of Charles Echels, a young man, for
killing William Owymi, a cripple, In
Bristol, Va., four weeks ago, was en?
tered Into In the Corporation Court this
morning, and was concluded at fl P. M.,
when the Jury found ?chela guilty of
manslaughter, and ilxed his punlshmont
at three years In tlio ponltontlnry. Thoro
were But few witnesses. Echels will
accept tho punishment without effort to
appeal tho cast?. ,
GIVEN POUR YEARS
Trial of E. J. Anderton for the Killing of
W. S. Lynch.
(Bpt'l.-IU) IO 'l'hit Tllllf.-1-Hlbpiltfll.)
EMPOIWA, VA., April ?.-The trial of
IS. J. Andertor, for tlio killing of W. S,
Lypclt on January ?Mth Just, near Brink,
I in this d??rity.Vns concluded hero to?
day. Th*- Jury roljirnod a .verdict o?
guilty etiti a sentence of four y'oars ahd
six mohthd ' Ifi tho penitentiary. Tho
i trial lasted ; three tiays and' tlm ootirl
1 room wasVetfovildad throughout, This
wns Ahderton'ii second trial, the first
having been ; net nsldo because o? the
deafness of on? of tho Jurors. At that
time a sentence of flvo years was given.
FIRE AT BLACKSTONE
Fine Pointer Dog nnd Four Pups aro
(Special lo Tiho Timos?rjlspntoh.)
BLACKBTO-NID, VA., April 8.?Another
flroj which at the time threatened more
sorloua results, occurred here between 3
and 4 o'oloek this morning, whon an out
houso In the. yard of Dr. Vf, V. Atkins
was found to be In llamos. Tho houso
was ? emali d?ublo-room building, about
thirty feet In rear ot tho dwelling. Ono
room wes used as a moat-houso and tlio
other ' as a sort of lumbor or storagd
room.' In the formor was quito a quan?
tity of moat,,.and In tho latter sovoral
articles of value besides a flue pointer
dog with four nlco pups,
Tho entire house waa wrapped In flames
when first discovered, and It whs Impossi?
ble to approaoh It. Everything was con?
sumed, Including tho poor dog with Its
llttlo family of pups. '??? flro must, havo
been Incendiary, as nono was known to
havo been near It at any timo recently.
Tho supposition Is by somo that tho nient
wns first stolon and tho houso the;i fired
to provent discovery of tho thoft. Tho
loss Is about ?3?0, with no Insurance.
' SWANSON INVITED
Will Respond to tho Toast "Thomas
?Jefferson" In Harlem.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspntoh.)
CHATHAM,'. VA., April 8.-Hon. C. A.
Swanson has recently rccolvod and ac?
cepted an Invitation to bo present at the
annual Jefforsorjlan banquet of tho I-Iar
lom Democratic Club, of New York, on
tbe 14th of April. This Is one of the
largest and best known clubs. Mr. Bwan
son has been selected to respond to the
tonst Thomas Jefferson. Tho other
speakers of tho occasion are ox-Governor
Robert E. Pattison, of Pennsylvania, and
(Hon. John B. Stanchfleld, who ivas not
many yoars ago Democrutlc nomlnoo for
Governor of New York, Mr. Swanson will
loare on Monday, ^Aprile 13th, for New
Work on1' the. foundation of the now
hotel should have commenced on Tues?
day, but was delayed by rain.
Fast trains No. 81 and 32, known ns
the Florida Flyor3, operated on the
Southern Railway by boro, ?will, be dis?
continued this week. Thoy havo beon In
operation since last fall.
Anti-Saloon Sentlmeni Strong and
Growing in Nottoway.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.).
BLACKSTONE, ?7?., April S.rOn Tues?
day evening the citizens ,of Blackstono
assembled in the town hall to discuss
ways and means of opposing the grant?
ing of liquor licenses for establishing sa?
loons near Blackstone. Tho mooting pro?
ceeded to organize, with tho following
result: Henry Stokes, Jr., chairman; R.
?L. Cliborne, ' secretary. Committees wore
appointed and resolutions wore drawn up,
signed by a large number of citizens, to
lie presented to the Judge of the County
Court Saturday, April 11th, requesting
him not to grant license. After tho citi?
zens' meeting adjourned a . local "Anti
Saloon League'? was organized with an
enrollment of thirty members and many
others to Join. The temperance senti?
ment in Nottoway county is very strong
and in the contest for "local option" will
go dry by a largfe majority. At least this
Is tho claim of the temperance advo?
Charles F. Stewart Becomes Assistant
General Passenger Agent.
(Special to Tbo Timos-Disputen.)
NORFOLK, VA., April S.?Charles F.
Stewart, clilof clerk of .the passenger
department of the Seaboard Air Line
Railway, has been promoted to the as?
sistant general passenger ngent at Sa?
vannah, Ga. Tho promotion shoves up
overy man in tho general passonger de?
partment under Mr. Stewart. He camo
hore two years ago and has established
an enviable record. Ho suceeds C. B.
Walworth, who goes back to tho Ocean
Steamship Company/probably as general
passonger agent, with headquarters at"
Savannah. Ho Is another of the olllcinls
of tho Seaboard to go back to tho Sa?
vannah Lino since former Trafile Mana?
ger .Pleasants, ot the Seaboard^ becume
- ? -
Battleship Missouri and the German
Cruiser Gazelle at Newport News.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS. VA? April 8,-Tho
battleship Missouri and tho Gorman
cruiser Gazelle were to-day placed in
tho large dry dock at the shlpyurd.^
This immenso basin Will accommodate
two of tho largest battleships In the
world at ono time. This probably Is the
first timo In tho history of . tho Unltod
States that a foreign war .ship and nn
American war ahlp wore Clocked to?
Potiery Closes Down, '
(Speclnl to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
(HARRISONBURG. VA., April 8,-Tho
Mttssnnnotta art pottery, which has been
in .operation hero for .six months, closed
down to-day. Tho reason given is that
water cannot bo secured at a reasona?
ble rato. It Is said by tho local repre?
sentative of the company that the "closo
down" will only bo tomporary.
A Conductor's Suicide.
(Spoclal to The Times-Dispatch.)
ROANOKE, VA., April ?.-Alexander J.
Watts, an ex-frolght conductor of the
Norfolk and Western, committed suicide
at his homo hi this city last night by
e Wallowing two ounces Pf laudanum, l?o
had beon In ill health for some time and
mentally depressed. Ho was a native of
Danville, Pa., and Is survived by his wlfo
and ftvii children, four girl? and one boy.
Ho was forty-live years of age,
General Macgill In Staunton,
(Special lo 'L'ho TImes-Dlspatoh.)
STAUNTON, VA., Aprii S.-Goiierul
James Macgill, of Pulnskl City. Vu.,
grand commander of the grand camp of
Confederate Veterans, paid nn ufficiai
Visit to Stonewall Jackson Cump hore to?
night, nnd deliveredian address to tho
old veterans and their many friends. The
largest crowd ?ver In tho cump room
wus present to-night.
? e '
Fire Probably Incendiary.
(Special to 'Ilio Tl?Jl??-D|i*l>uti:b.)
. FRONT ROYAL, VA?. April S.?'ilio
store und dwelling of P- F? Mnddox, of
Success, Va., wero destroyed hy Uro Inst
night. The loss Is partly covered by In?
surance. Tho Uro Js thought to h?yo i
been the work of en Incendiary,
No Compromise Between the
Government and owners.
SCHMOELE AWARD AGAIN
Judge Waddill Has Decided to Sot
Aside the Award of ..the First Com?
missioners at the Request of
(Special to Tlio TlaniR.DInpiitch.)
NORFOLK, VA., April 8.-N0 compro?
miso has boon effoctod by which tho gov?
ernment will tnko tho land It'sought to
condemn In Portsmouth for tho enlarge?
ment of the nhvy yard. Ono pt tho gen?
tlemen familiar with what has boon dono
says thoro 1ms boon no attempt on tho
pnrt of tho owners ot tho Schmoolo tract
to obtain a compromiso. It was slated
by another citizen, who usually knows
suoli things, thnt ho understood an at?
tempt to cothpromlso would be made.
Judgo Waddill 'bus decided that tho award
of tho commissioners bo sot asido, at tho
request of tlio government, and has grant?
ed tho request for a jury. But tho,jury
hns not beon summoned and will not bo
until tho district attorney asks for It.
Meantime, nothing Is doing, and tho caso
is not now In. court.
Tho Consolidated Park Committee huS
roported that the Bull property, extending
from Duko Stroot to Yarmouth Streot,
through tho cohtcr of Smith's Cteck, Is
tho most available C II. Dull has agreed
to sell to the city his property In Duko
Streot, with a rliparlan's rights, tor $21,900,
nnd to bulkhead the property along the
lines allowed by tho Board of Harbor
Commissioners to Yarmouth Street. Tho
property contains two and a halt acres,
fronting Duke Streot and Yarmouth
CHRIST CHURCH TO BUILD.
A deed of salo Tor ?G.G?O, transferred to
the trustees of Christ Episcopal Church,
Fieemason and Cumberland Streets, flvo
lots ln Onley Road.'at Slockley Gardens,
Ghent. A prominent member of Christ
Church said that 'the plan Is to erect a
chapel and to, use tho property in tho
future as tho demands? of tho church re?
quired. A. trustee sold thu,t the idea of
changing tho .present location of Christ
Church to the site acquired had been
tulked about favorably by some and with
much adverse, feeling by others. There
la no Episcopal Church".In Ghent at the
present, time," he said, "and tho congre?
gation of the Christ Church will build in
that section a chupel to continue under
Its direct control. It Is too early to say
what the future may bring forth." From
what,can be ascertained on tho outside
tho Idea seems to bo thnt the congrega?
tion of Christ Church will eventually build
a magnificent church edifico nt the cor?
ner of Onley Road and Slockley Gardens.
The chapel to bo erected thoro now-would
then bo used as a lecture-room and parish
WIFE IN COURT.
In the trial of 7.. H, Duffy for felonious
cutting in the Corporation Court this
morning, bis wlfo and Robert M. Bilker,
the man who was attacked, appeared to?
gether.? They sat togothcr In court, and
when the jury retired to consider the
verdict they left tho court-room together.
Mrs. Duffy woro ? largo picture hat, a
light colored gown,v and is an attractive
and pretty woman. Tho cause ot the trial
was the fit of jealous rage into which the
husband got when ho mot Baker and bis
wife on the' stroot together on the evening
of January. 21st, and attacked and cut
Baker in Uie back with a ,pockct-knlfo.
There was' no denial of tho charges.
Duffy admitted that ho saw tho man with
his wlfo and attacked hlm Immediately.
Tho caso was taken by tho jury at noon
for consideration, After debating tho case
for two hours the jury returned with a
verdict of not guilty for the defendant;
Duffy was discharged, but his wife was
not thoro to congratulate him.
I FROM FINLAND.
Alexandra Arhowe, a sailor from Fin?
land, was a prisoner In the Police Court
to-day, charged with drunkenness.
Arhowo nnd a mate of his came ashore
last night from a vossel In the harbor
and imbibed too freely. The pair foil Into
tho hands of tho police and wero locked
The Flnlnnder presented a comical ap?
pearance in court to-day. Ho spoke bro?
ken English and convulsed the court and
spectators with laughter.
"I yoost como to toon," sold Arhowo,
"nnd I drink from many places. Dot
stoot yoost go to my head and I feels
llko I was shwlmmlng. It was yoost
tho samo as when I am on tho ocean."
The Flnlnnder and his mato woro dis?
missed, but -wore admonished to ?eop so?
ber whilo in port.
After fifty years' of activo service at
sea, Captain Thomas M. Southgatn, the
gonlal and popular, commanilor ot the
Old Dominion Lino steamer Hamilton,
has retired from that duty nnd accepted
a position with the company that will not
bo so arduous.
Captain Soutbgnto has been In tho.ser
vlco of the Old Dominion Company for
thirty-two years, and made a most pop?
ular and elllclont officer.
Knights .of Pythias -Stari With Good
Membership nt Lawrencevllle.
(Special to Tlio Times-Dispatch.)
(LAWKENCEVlLLE, VA., April 8
?Brunswick Lodgo, No 113, Knights of
Pythias, with.twenty-three charter mem?
bers, was Instituted hero a few nights
ngo by a team of twonty-sovon Pythlans
from Dnnvlllo, who came down in ?
special ear. The following officers woro
?Past Chancellor, V. Walkor; Chancel?
lor Commander, C, L. Palmer; Vice
Chancellor, R. 13. Jnrrutt; Master of
Anns, ?. B. Moody; Kooper of Records,
A. S. Oreen; Financial Soorotrny, S.,
Davidson; Inner Cluard, W. B. Mllchol!;
Outer Guard, H, L'Mosoly,
The freezing weather of Saturday and
Sunday nights did grout damage to
fruit and early vegetables, Some farm
In no other cut glass Is found such
crystal clearness, purfputloii o? cut?
tin., beauty oi ?usl.n und brilliance,
THIl l?. 11. TAYLOR ?p., ?
Exclusivo Hli-linitiiiil Agent-,
Kill ??. Main St. I) JO,limad St.
srs oofilehd, ' though; 'that the crop of
fruit wns not entirely destroyed, and
that thoro will be it good doal ?f fruit
yet, while others'Say It wilt bo almost
nn. absolute failure, Ico was from one
aiiarlor to onoOtalf Inch t?llele hi a good
hifthy places Sunday ?mornlhg.
.?Tho farmers .Wore "very backward In
tholr spring work, owing to' the. recent
heavy rains, In the bright tobacco sec?
tion of tho county the tobacco plants aro
very forward, and" same of the farmers
say thoy will have to irfistlo to got tho
land prepared tor them. Tho acreage
Of Might tobacco Will b? .Increased it
good doni In tho county this yoar, from'
what your correspondent can loam,
Nearly nil tho old crop of tobacco has
There is ? revival In p'rogrose nt tho
Methodist Church hero. The pastor, the
Rev. W. O. Boggs, In ns%'stod by tho
Rov, H, Graham Lambeth, of Boydlon.
Tho publlo school at this, placo has closed
and will close-In several soctlohB/of tho
county this week.
Work on tho furniture factory Is going
uh?nd In earnest, and but for tho bail
wottthor would, hnvo boon further ad?
vanced than It Is.
OROUND TOO rtUDDY
irglnla and Cornell Could Not Play at
. Charlotteovlllje Ye3l/srday.
(Sppclnl In Till? Times.Plspntcli.)
CHARLOTTES VILLE, VA., April 8,
Mudtly grounds provonted the Cornell
Virginia gnmo to-day. Tho Now Yorkers
left to-night for Rnlolgh, whoro they
meet North Carolina to-morrow. Tho
mnnagor ot tho .Amorlcnn League team of
Philadelphia has uskod Cornoll to cancel
the ?amo scheduled for 'Monday, and
Manager Vincent Is noW 'endeavoring to
arrange a contest with the Unltlmoro
Enstorn Longuo tonm on that dato. Vir?
ginia plays Lolilgh to-morrow,
?...' i?!'??'"! to Tim TImos-Dlsputcli.)
STAUNTON. VA., April R.-A pretty
wedding took plai/o at tho Second Pros-'
bytorlan Church nt 10 o'clock this morn?
ing, when Miss Margaret Bollo Dlckcrsoii,
daughter of H. P. Dlckorson, of tho
county, became the brido of Mr. R. F.
Thompson, of Flshcrnvlllo., The bride,
lenning on tho nr?ti of her brother, was
mot at the, altar "by the groom and his
best man, Mr, Hugh Kerr, of this city,
and the ceremony was performed by
Rev. Dr. W. N. Scott, pastor. Miss Mat
tie C. Dlckeraon, sister of tho brldej was
maid of honor, and wae becomingly at?
tired In wblto organdy. The brido wore
a beautiful blue traveling gown. The
ushers woro Messrs. Wu,yt Irvine, Cecil
Bertie, William A. Pratt and Robert
(Spoclnt to The Tlincn-Dlnpatdi.)
WOODSTOCK, VA., April 8.?A pretty
wedding took placo In St. Mark's Lu?
theran Church,, at Forestvlllo, Sheuandoah
county, on Wednesday night, April, 8th,
at 7 o'clock, whon Mr. Moses Getz and
Miss Florence E. Penco wero married.
Tho brido Is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Sclone Penco, of Forestvllle, nnd wns
wnltod upon by Misses Louetto V. Pence
and Ada R. Pence, her sisters', and Misses
Viola, Myers and Borilo Helahman, brides?
maids, and Messrs. Mark V. Penco, broth?
er of tho brido: Clarcnco E. Kerlln, Thom?
as zirkle and Dr. David Will, groomsmen.
Little MIsff'?dna Zirkle carried the license
to tho officiating minister. Tho groom
was accompanied by Dr, Even .Will, best
man, and tho brido ivas given* away by
her brother, Mr. Benjamin F. Pence.
To be Married To-Day.
(Specilli to TU ? Tlwes-Dlspiitch,)
STAUNTON, VA., April 8.?Mr. S. D.
Tlmberlake, city attorney of Smuntoti,
left for New York this morning, where
ho will to-morrow evening bo married to
Misa Anna Sybil Faw, nioco of Mr. and
????. Charles E. Tlmberlake, of Brook?
Good Neighbors in Louisa.
(Special to Tbo rimes.Dispatch,}
LOUISA. VA.. April 8.?Mr. AI. G.
Baker, who had the misfortune of losing
Ills dwelling with almost ail the contents
by lire last Friday evening, was? In town
to-day thnnklng tho people for their lib?
eral contributions toward his relief.
There was no insurance and the loss to
?Mr. Baker was a heavy one, ns ho Is
somewhat advanced In age.
V. P. I., 13; St. Johns, 7.
(Special to The Timos-Dlspatch.)
BLACKSBURG, VA., April 8.-The V. P.
T. -base-ball loam defeated St. John's Col
logo, AnnaipoIl8, hero to-day by the score
of 13 to 7.
Efforts Should Be Made to
Secure Growing Trade of
(.Special to Tlie Times.Dispatch.)
TAPPAH'ANNOCK, VA., April 8.?Tho
spirited opposition between the WoeniH
Lino of steamers and People's Lino sug?
gests a most opportuno time for tho
business men of Richmond to capturo a
part of tho business which for many
years bus been going to Baltimore, not
through choice of our people, but simply
from necessity, having only sutisfuctory
communication with that? city. As vvl11
bo seen through the nowspapors tho furo
to Fredorlcksburg Is only fifteen cents
und freight in samo proportion. This
glvos the Rlohmond merchants on oppor?
tunity to compete with Baltimore In
frolght, und my observation has beon
that our people profor to deal with Vlr
.ginlnns, nil things olso being equal.
Vour Board of Trade should stir thom
selvos and compel tho Rlohmond, Fred?
orlcksburg nnd Polomaij Railroad to con?
nect with tbeso stenmurs in Froiiorlcks
biirg by ? switch to tho wharf at that
pinco, thereby saving tho drayage, which
iuiH alwuys lidded grontly to tho ex?
panse to this section. I know of ono
Instance lit whloh a party hore wns
prlcod a car load of hay In Rlohmond ot
a lower rate than could bo gotten In
Baltimore, but found that tho drayago
In Fredorlcksburg would preclude |ho
purchase In Richmond. Last year thero
was brought to this wharf fifty car loads
of hoy, owing to tho failure of the crop
hero, and thoro Is no reuson why Rich?
mond should not havo sold this liny, ex?
cept for transportation.
Some Richmond merchants are reach?
ing out for tho trade and offering to pay
freights to FtOderleksburg, which some?
what oqunllzps the freight from Balti?
more, hut tho railroad running to the
wharf at Frederloksburg would help
matters very materially.
Ono of your wldo-nwako" merchants hns
captured almost the entire business of
ono lino of goods by placing (in active
man hero, and If this Is true, which G
believe can bo demonstrated hy faols.
why could not other branches do like?
Richmond has little or no idea of the
vast amount of freight carried and
brought by the Weems Line of steamers.
I have before mo statistics showing that
tlio poultry proli net alono of tho Rapp??
h.'iniioi;k\ valley Is greater by fur in dol?
lars and ennts than was the grain pro
duet) previous to the Civil War. This
section was at that lime noted for It?
vast resources In grain.. I simply call
attention to what G- believe may Add
something to the welfare of RichiuouU.
It Is Believed That Next Year's
Quotations Will Be Higher. ;
FLUE-CU RED TOBACCO
Mnny Who Have Been Raising Pennuti
In Southelde Virginia Will Turn
Their Attention to'Bright To?
bacco?Few Peanuts Now.
(Spcclnl ?? a??? Tlaes-Dltpatcti.)
PE/fEUSBURCJ, VA.( April 8.-Bnsln?
tholr opinion On' the present condition el
tho market and on tholr intorvlows with
many leading farmer-, commission mer?
chants In this city bollovo that next year
thoro will bo a considerable advanco In
tho price of peanuts, Thoro was a.
much smaller acreago planted this yeur4
than lust, but tlio yield being abovo tha
average, there wus no uhortago of con-'
sotpjenco, jln tho crop. Probably not a
tenth of last year'? crop Is now In the
hands of tho farmers und* there is not
half as many peanuts In tlio hands of the
commission merchants in this city now
as at this time bust year. Many who
planted peanuts will turn their attention
to cotton and tobacco. The land in thl?
section being so-admlrably adapted to tho
raising of flue-cured tobacco It Jal vory
llKely that many of the farmer? who
heretofore have raised only durk tobacco,
Will turn their attention to flue-cured.
Tlio two committees- appointed by ilio
Chamber of Commerce' and tho Young
Men's Business Association to consider
the advisability- of consolidating tho two
organizations, have decided, to roport that
-tlio consolidation ho'mndo. Each body,
will moot to-morrow night to receive tho
roport of its committee, and after this
report has boon acted On tlio Young
Men's Business Association will adjourn
to tho Chamber of Commerce Hull whoro
It, Is probable, tho two bodies will be
The Daughters of the Confederacy will
place a memorial tablet in Bland foni ?
Church in memory of tho dead who fell
In the defenso of Petersburg on tho Oth
of June, The Tablet Committee hns been
Instructed to secure plans und bids for
tho tablet and make report as soon a?
SOON TO BE MARRIED.
Mr. Philip kogers and . ?Iles Rebecca
Urquhart, of Sussex county, will be mar?
ried at St. John's Church, in tide city,
the 15th of this month, .
The ladles In Petersburg Interested In
the Confederate Bazaar havo beon exceed?
ingly successful In tholr. work of solicit?
ing In this city. All the merchants on
Sycamore Street havo been seen and only
ono declined, to make a contribution. Tho
ladles are highly pleased with their suc?
cess and greatly appreciate the generosity
of those who havo contributed.
Tho Petersburg Orpheus Quartetto "will
give an entertainment at Blaokstono
Thursday evonlng, April 18th. The mem?
bers aro: Professor Joseph-Watson, first
tenor,? F. C'erald Strntton, second tenor;
Hugh R. Smith, Jr., borri tono, and E.
W. Butcher, Jr., bass.
Tho Petersburg Retail Clerks' Associa?
tion Is In a very flourishing condition.
Thirty-seven out of a total membership
was present at an enthusiastic meeting
last night, Flvo members .were Initiated
and ten moro aro oxpected to'be added
,next Tuesday evening.
Rev. Dr. J. ?. Eager, tho distinguish?
ed missionary and scholar, who has spent
sixteen years In missionary work ln Italy,
lecturod at tho First Baptist Church this.
evening on "Italy and tha Italians."
Tho Benevolent Mechanics' Association
has definitely dot?rmlned to remodel Us
building at Sycamore and Tabb Streets.
Another story will be added to the, build- '
Ing and the entire structure remodeled,
The Improvements are to cost about $23,
The Petersburg Acqueduct Company
may soon be bidders for tho city water
works. Some of tho members of the'Coun?
cil aro roporl<?d to, bo favorable ).o tho
Idea. Others are known who would
strenuously oppose any proposition that
would, take the water works out of tho
hands of tho city.
THE HANDLY CASE FEES
Attorney Ward Presents His Claim to
the Winchester Council.
(Special to .lie Tluicu-Dlspntch.)
WlNCHESTEB, VA., April 8.?Former
City Solicitor Ward'? lut? approached the
City Council relative to Ills claim for at?
torney's fees In the Iiandly litigation. Mr.
Ward orlglnnlly sued the city for.y2,(>30,
but Judgo C. E. Nicoli, In a special term
of tho Circuit Court, threw tho suit out
and decided that In order to successfully
sue Mr. Ward would have to first attempt
a settlement with the City Council.
Mrs. Daniel Mnddox, of Rockland, War?
ren county, was aroused early this morn?
ing by somo ono throwing a stono at hor
window. Sho nroBo to find lier husband's
storo ??? flames and a man running away.
Sho barely hnd time to escape with her
two children boforo the dwelling houso
was also In flames. It is believed the
Bloro was robbed ami then fired, and tho
robber, not wishing to be guilty of mur?
der, warned Mrs, Maddox, Her husband
was In Baltimore nt tho time. Both
houses wero destroyed.
A big fight Is on in the City Council to
cut tho city treasurer'? commission of
Ilvo per cent, in half. Tho office is said
to pay over ta.OOO per annum.
" The real good of all
work . . .. depends
on the final worth of
the thing you make "
The final worth of
has been acclaimed by
, three generations as de?
noting its "real good,"
which depends equally
uppn its faultless de?
sign, its admirable
workmanship and its
sterling quality of ma?