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'Dismal Swamp Property In?
jured by the Canal.
FIRE IN WEST- NORFOLK
Judgo Crocker Refuses to Grant a Li?
cense to a Barkooper Convicted of
Violating the Sunday Liquor
(V, Lawa?Damages for Slandor,
(Special lo Tho Tlmes-DIspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., May 1.?Commissioner
George E. Bowdon heard ovidence In the
Bull of W. N. Camp, of Florida, for nn
Injunction restraining the Use of the
vn 1er of Luke Drumond by tho Dismal
?w.amp Canal. Thu plulntlfi alleges that
tho rights he owns In tho fifty thousand
? acres of land he bought lu tho Dismal
Bwomp are In Jeopardy by the use ttro
.canal owners aro making of tho water
' from tho lako. Testimony was talion this
! morning In support of tho allegations
i of the plaintiff, as to tho extent ot tho
? Injury ho has sustained, and is hkely lo
eustaln. No sum of damages Is specified
and tho proBumptlon in that tho plaintiff
cares moro for tho restraining order.
West Norfolk was visited by a sci*?*?
conflagration this morning which at one
time treatonod to devastato tho larger
part of that village. The flro started
abolit 11:30 o'clock in a row of ? houses
known as the Nowguss row and occupied
by white people. The fiamos wore farmed
by a high? wind and wore not controlled
until tho olght houses In the row hnd
been consumed. The homo of Captain
Poindoxter, a well known conductor on
the Southern Railway, standing near tho
;Newgass row, -was badly damaged by
tho flro, but was not ontlroly destroyed,
? Thero was little Pre protootlon on the
Boene. A line of hoeo was laid from the
Cedar Works, which provontod tho fur?
ther spread of tho flames from Captain
Polndcxter's residence. The Southern
Rallwhy Is said to be'tho ownor of the
houses destroyed by flro.
. The household effects of Charles Fried
lander have beon attached by tho sheriff,
but Frledlander gave bond with a Balti?
more concern as surety.
Frledlander figured prominently In the
trial of Adolph Mlchelsohn. who was held
for the grand Jury on a charge of obtain?
ing money undor fabo pretenses from
XV. L. Bibb. Mlcliolsohn stated thnt
Frledlander slgne'd 'blank checks, and It
appeared that Mlchelsohn had the privi?
lege of filling thorn out.
Ono effect of the drastlo sentences of
'Justico Taylor, Including so many more
terms of Imprisonment for the culprits
<nho come beforo^hls tribunal in the Pollco
Court, is that tho cash receipts are loss.
Thnt meane, of course, that the people
pay.moro to maintain tho culprits In Jail.
Thus, while the cash receipts have
amounted to $900 In a month, thoy reach
only ono-hnlf of that this month. The
ensh fines collected for this month wero
J4K.S5. Of this amount the Stato's pro?
portion Is ?2G5 to tho city's $20. Tho bal?
ance, JHS.G?, went for, cleric foes, State
costs and city patrol wagon foes. Tho
difference botween what the city receives
"und what is paid for tho administration
of Justice In the Pollco Court Is enormous.
Nearly nil tho cases trlod thoro,. except
Plain drunks, are'those of tho negroes.
They constitute three-fourths of tho
CF.SPs that como to trial.
Judge James F. Crocker refused to
grant a liquor llconso to J. H. Tutrill,
nt No. 611 Crawford Street, Portsmouth.
Tutrill was convicted a few weolCB ago
for violating the Sunday liquor law. Judge
Crocker nnnouncod some time ago that
no licenses would be Issued to saloon?
keepers convicted of violating .the Sunday
law. Tutrill is.the first to feel the effect
of that ruling. Tutrill sold his pince to
M. E. Warren, and after the bill of salo
.was recorded a license was Issued to
The Jury in tho Court of Law and Chan
crey gave a verdict In favor of tho plain?
tiff in the case of Mrs. Willie A. Ooad
against J. J. Fostor, alleging slander. A.
?Judgment of $25 was rendered.
The Rev. C. XV. Maxwoll has closed his
pastorate of the Colloy Memorial Presby?
terian Church, and will now tako charge,
as superintendent,, of tho Presbyterian
.State Or,phanage,4-at Lynchburg.
Result of Election Held In Three Dis?
tricts on Thursday.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlapatoh.)
DINWIDDUB C. H? VA., May 1.?The
local option election hold in Dlnwiddlo
county yesterday reeultod in a victory
for the "drys" by a majority of about
two hundred and fifty in the districts
of Rowanty, Numozine and Sapony. Dar
' 'veil's district went "dry" several weeks
ago, and by yesterday'B election the en?
tire county la now dry, which affects
The 'following is tho vote by precincts:
Rowanty District?Dlnwiddlo Court
Jioufie Precinct: Wets, 41; drys, 22,
fleams: Dry?, 86; wets, 1. Rocky Run:
Drys, 87; wets, 10. Monk's Neck went
Vet by one majority and Malonls by
Sapony District?Bronl-.lanil Precinct:
Drys, 78; wets, 11. Rltchlovlllo: Drys,
?JO: wets, 8. Cherry Hill: Drys, 17; wets,
Namorlne District?Now Hope Precinct:
Drys, 86; wots, 1. Church Road: Drya,
17; wets, 4. Buthorlands not heard from,
but will givo a good majority for the
Cape Charles Now Has a Revenue of
Over $1,000 from this Source,
(Special to The Tlmos-Dlspntch.)
CAPE CHARLES, VA., May 1.?All tho
ialnnn-ueopers of this city, save ono. ro
-nnwnd their licenses at Eostwlllo Mon?
day. The city revenuo now derived from
this Bourco alone amounts to $1,05? jier
Mr. C. A. Travis, proprietor of the Vir?
ginia Hotel, of this city, yesterday pur?
chased a thirty-six foot gasoline launch
for ure as un excursion bout during th?
Tho Arlington Hotel park and pavilion
?Vili be oponed Juno IhU
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Anderson gave a de?
lightful birthday party at their hntn?;.
on Texowell Avenue, Monday evening In
honor of thu sixteenth anlvereary of the
birth of their daughter, Miss Mary A.
Anderson. A number of young people
were present, and. ?pent a most enjpyabjo
OVER A SIGNATUR.2
/iftera Hotly Contested Fight the ?Jury
Could Not Agree.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
fHBEHBirRa, VA., Muy l.~Tho Cli ?.
pult Court of Loudoun courity, which Is
In eosBlop here with Judge O. E.? Nicho)
on the bench, has. been occupied for three
?/MM J&taji)? W?_?Ul?_ew?j(>i J?wuvn
va. Woodward's Administrator. Tills Caso
Involves the genuineness r,f the signature
of a bond o( ?2,100, nllcgcd to have been
execute?! In ISlSS by Mrs. Ellr.a A. Wood-,
word nnd payable to Mrs, Elian. A. Sea?
um. Tlio case Is of special Inlerost to
Ilio people of Fniii-pilcr. wliero tho par?
ties, to tho ?nil resided. Mrs. Beaton IN
ro| irenen ted ??>? Messrs. Eppa Hun ton, St.,
nt Rlclimmirt, mu? lili S. Tumor, of War
renlqn. Tlio administrator or .-tho Wood?
ward estnln Is represented by Messrs?
Edward Nichols and .lohn IT. A1o*n.ndor,
of tho Leosln?rg luir. After able argil?;
niente by the cotiiisel engaged, tlio cas?
was submitted tn tlio jury, trio mombers
of which were unable to agroo, hnd woro
dismissed Ibis evening.
MMNNIS THE WINNER
Slnlo Coll?ge Oratorical Contost at
Ashland Last Night.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ASHLAND, VA., May 1.?Tho State
college oratorical contest waa to-night
won by ,1. B, Motnnls. of the University
! of Virginia. It look place before a largo
niidtenco In tlio locturo hall at Ratidolph
Mnoon Collego. The young orators ac?
quitted themselves admirably and gavu
tho Judges?Hon. Carter O?ase, of Lynoh
btirg; Hill Cnrter, Esq., Of Ashland, nnd
Ilio Hov. jnmes P. Smith, D. D., of
Richmond?no easy tnsk to determine tho
winner; Ench orator waa allowed thirty
minutes, and they all took full allotted
time. The following contestants faced
0. L. Shewmako, William and Mary
ColUgo; Bilbjoct. "Tho Great Defoatod."
AV. P. Powell, Richmond Colloge;
R. K. Morion, Randolph-Maoon Col?
lege: "The New South."
' XV. B. Crawford, of Florida, of Wash?
ington nnd Loo University; "Southern
E. W. Crnbtroo, Roanoke Collogo!
?"When the Bnttlcflngs nre Furled,"
' W. C. Jackson. Hnmpflon-Blflnoy Col
lego? "Homo Tnfluonce,"
,1'. E. MoTnnls, University of Virginia;
"Robert Edward Lee."
a. M.? Warren. Emory and Henry: "The
Problem of the Ago."
Eastern Conference of the Lutheran
Synod to Meat Near Salem.
(Specilli to Tue Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
SALEM, VA,, May 1,?The commence?
ment exercises of:tho Sulem Graded and
High School wero hold ln the Town Hall
last night, beginning at 8 o'clock. The
gold modal given ln the High School was
?von by Miss Margaret EVanta, Misses
Grace Fpulz and Maialo Lavtnder were
tlio winners ot' the grammar school and
primary department medals, respectively.
The gold modal glvon In Miss Spossard'B
grade was awarded to little Miss Cali?
fornia Light: Addresses were ipado by
Dr. Robert Fraser and Professor R. C.
Stearnes, superintendent of schools of
Roanoke county,? ,Tho awarding of the
diplomas and tbo distinctions woro the
lnst oven ta of the evening.
The Eastern Conference of the Luthe?
ran Synod of Southwest Virginia will be
hold at Now Zlon Church, near Salem,
beginning on May 7th and continuing
until the 10th. Tho opening sermon will
be preached on Thursday evening, May
7th, by. Rev. W. Y. Cline, president of
Rov. Dr. F. IT. Martin, pastor of tlio
Snlem Baptist Church, has Just been
elected by tbo Baptist State Mission
Board for evangelistic work ln Virginia.
Mr. Martin has not yot decided whether
or not be will accept the position.
SILK MILLS SOON
TO BE ENLARGED
Klols Throwing Co., of Frede?
rlcksburg, Desires to Secure
Many New Employes.
(Special to Tlio TlraoB-Dlaputch.)
FREDER1CKSBURG, VA., May l._
Tho Klots Throwing Company, owners
of the'largo silk mills hero,' contemplate
enlarging thoii plant at this place, Mr,
W. C. Steams, the manager, statos that
It Is only a question of securing em?
ployes. He says If tho necessary num?
ber of operatives can bo had, that tho
size nnd capacity of tho mills will lie
tripled. Tho work la clean and light,
good, wages nro paid, and most of the
operatives are young girls and' women.
Tho onterprlso Is ono of? tbo most valu?
able hero and distributes a largo pay-roll
The Citions' Good Road Commlttoo. of
Bowling Oreen, Caroline county, has
raised a fund of $150 for Improving the
highway between Bowling Green and Mll
ford, a distance of two and one-half
rhllos, nnd the Hoard of Supervisors of
tho county added $250 to tho sum, making
? totnl of 5700, which ?vili put this short
thoroughfare, which Is one of the most
traveled In the county, ln good ordor,
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Lncoy, of Louisa
county, havo issuod Invitations for? the
mnrrlngo of their daughter, Miss Ola
Lncoy, to Mr. Moss F. Nnekolls, tho
ceremony to tako placo fit "Sunset Hall,"
In that county, on Wednesday, May 13th.
Unlike Any Other I
The full flavor, the deli?
cious quality, the absolute
Purity of Lowney' s Break?
fast Cocoa distinguish it
from all others,
No "treatment" with alkalies 5
no , adulteration with flour,
starch or ground, cocoa shell??,
nothing but the nutritive and
digestible product of the chojci
est Cocoa Beans.
Ask Your Dealer for It.
Shipyards at Newport News
Not Affected by tho Strike.
DEWEY AND THE OLYMPIA
The Battleships Illinois and Texas at
Noon Proceeded to the Navy Yard,
Where They Will Be Overhauled.
Olympia In Hampton Roads.
(t?peolnl to The Tlmos-Dlspatoh.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., May 1.?Over
two hundred union carpenters, motnbors
of the local branoh of the Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joinors of America, aro
on strlko In.tho city, nono of thom going
to work at tho usual hour this morning,
Tills notion was in nocordanco with tho
d?cision of tho union to Quit work, unless
tho boss carpenters Incroasod the mini?
mum soelo from ?SJG to 13,75 for a nlno
hour day, Tho decision In no way aftootod
tho shipyard carpenters and Jolnors, who
aro members of tlio union.
About uno-third of the union pnlntors
also struck this morning for an olght
hour day for tho samo? pay they now ro
ooivo for nino hours.. ,
There woro moatlngs ot the carpen
tors and palntors thin morning ana this
afternoon. The carpenters, who are out
to. a'man, are woll organized,'and they
say that their treasury Is In condition to
stand a long siege if necessary, The na?
tional organiza lion Is bac?i o? them, and
has an organizer on the ground.
Admiral George Dewey, accompanied by
Rear-Admiral Henry C. Taylor, chief ot
the Bureau of Navigation, and Ronr-Ad
mlrnl Francis J. Hlgglnson, who yestor
day relinquished command of the North
Atlantic Squadron, together with sev?
eral mombors of the Naval Oonoral Board,
sailed this morning at 10:30 o'clock from
Old Point for Washington on the U. S.
? coincidence of tho closing day of tho
review of tho ships of. the North Atlantic
?Squadron was the prosonco ot Admiral
Dewey and his old flagship, the cruiser
Olympia, on the llfth anniversary of tho
battle of Manila Bay. As the Mayflower
passed out of Hampton Roads, bound for
Washington, all of the ships fired salutos
of flfteon guns each In honor of Dewey
day. Tho Admiral and his party were to
reach Washington early to-night and to
be guoslB at tho Army and Navy ball,
Before taking his doparturo Admiral
Dewey inspected the torpedo flotilla, this
being tho closing feature of tho review.
The battleships Illinois and Toxas at
noon proceeded to tho navy-yard, whero
they will be overhauled. BeslcfOs thq
Olympia and Culgoa, ,tho tralnlng-shlpa
Prairie, Essex, Monongahela and Topoka
are in these waters. The Atlantic Coast
fleet of tralnlng-shtps will assemble In
Hampton Roads, preparatory to an In?
spection by a Naval Board, to be sent
hero from Washington,
The preliminary hearing of XV. M. Na
glo, charged with shooting Baskett and
Tromp, tho former probably fatally, was
continued until to-morrow. Tromp, the
most Important witness, Is eupposed to
be In Baltimore.
Tho Baptist Tabernacle will probably
call Rev. W. W. Reynolds, of Howlett's,
Va., to till the vacancy caused by the re?
cent resignation of Rev. T. Benton Hill,
who accopted a pulpit In Norfolk.
Ponding tho settlement of the liquor
license fight in Chesapeake and Wythe
districts of Elizabeth City county, all sa?
loons closed their doors last nigh?, and
will not roopon until after Monday, (when
tho llconso question will bo settled In
court. Churches are lighting the ealoon
men In the county.
MOTHER CAUGHT HIM
Sixteen-Year-Old Boy Failed in Effort
to Run Away from Home.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
HOXBURY, VA., May 1.?Thoro was an
exciting scone here yesterday when a
grlef-strleken mother was in full pursuit
of a wayward son. Mr, Beboo, of Michi?
gan, who recently oought a farm near
this place, has several children. Ono of
them, who had become homo-sick, a lad ot
sixteen, mado the attempt to got to lili
fur away western home. Ho rl ??' ?' I o
vigilant eye of the mother, went to Mount.|
castles .iiauon on thu Clie.-,u,,...... ..
Ohio Railroad and hoarded the east-bound
passenger train. As soon as lib mother
missed him she started In a buggy In pur?
suit, and mot tho train at this place. The
boy, when he saw his mother, Jumped
off tho train nnd started for the woods
nearby. The screams of tho lady wero
rnspnnded to by somo men nearby, Thoy
soon had the.boy, who was turned ovet?
to his mother, who carried him back homo.
The excitement was great for a whllo.
Mann Bill Puts Many In Plttsylvania Out
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
CHATHAM, VA., May 1.?About twenty
distilleries and several bar-rooms were
closed In the county Thursday, April 30th,
and It Is probable that only a vory few
will resume business after the May term
of.' County Court, when applications for
license will be mado. The police proteo?
lion cannot be had at any of the country
bar-rooms, which, together with a peti?
tion signed by a majority of the register?
ed voters of tho districts, Is more than
the Hijuoi dealers can overcome.
Only After Floree Struggle Were Offi?
cers Able to Land Him In ?Jail.
(Specilal to Thu Tlmes-Dlspatoh.)
WINCHESTER, VA., May 1.?After
making several unsuccessful attempts to
commit suicide, Joseph Butler was cap?
tured at his home near this olty. last
evening by Sergeant Taylor und Officer
Nuvllle, and after a f.erco struggle, they
brought Huiler to Jail. Yesterday he tried
to hang h|fnae|f, but was found by his
family before life was extinct.
. ? , e
Windsor Wants to bo Dry.
(HiKH-lnl to ???? TluU'B.|i|B|mteh.)
WINDSOR, VA? May l.-Tho liuuor
men are circulating a petition m Wind?
sor. There will bo very few to sign U,
aa tho majority of tlio people do not
want liquor sold here.
Tho fanners through this section ave
yery busy this nice weather planting coin
and preparing to plant peanuts.
The commencement exorcises of En?
terprise School came off on Tuesday
night, when a .most.enjoyable programmi!
was) rendered by the scholars. Rev. N.
R. Smith delivered the medals, and Mr.
Hobday Branch announced, the pre
?. H. WELLS
Was Commonwealth Attorney
of Chosterfleld County.
A STATUE TO BE RAISED
Alteration In the Confederate Monu?
ment to Be Unveiled About July Itti
Smallpox Near Swnneboro Cost
Eight Hundred Dollar?.
(BpeoUl lo ?The TlmM-Dlspntoh.)
CHEBTBRFlfflLD, VA? May ?.-??t.
Ernest H. Wolle, of Mnnchostor, yastor
day tondored hie resignation to Judgo
Clopton ait Commonwoalth'a Attomoy for
Cheatorflold county, tuul tho samo lia?
boon accepted by tho Judge, to tako effect
os of yesterday, in his letter ot resigna?
tion Mr. Wolle states that now buelnoeit
commotions made it necessary for him to
givo ? up tho: office of iittornoy for the
Commonwealth, a poHltlun whloh he has
held for a little moro than threo yoara,
In the vacation order to bo ' entered In
connection with Mr. Wolls' roe.guat.on
Judge Clopton makes complimentary ref?
erence to him aa an officer who has done
credit to himself and beon uooful to tho
Btato and county during the term of his
service, The county people share the
same opinion, and recognl.se ln Mr, Wells
? lawyer of unusual ability. He was
appointed .Commonwealth'? Attorney for
this county In;April, 1900, when Hon, ?,
V. Cogblll resigned that office to BUcceod
Mr. M. A. Cotjblll, then lately deceased,
as clerk of the County Court. It Is
thought here that Judge James M. Greg- '
ory, of this county, will probably be ap-]
pointed by tho court to succeed Mr. Wells ?
In office. '
Judge Clopton, by authority of tho Con?
federate Monument Association of this !
county, has awarded the contract for
making tho chango In the monument here,
recently decided upon,'by raising- the stat?
ue about'two'foot above Its prosent level
on tlio capstone, to Mr. Peter Donald, the
contractor who furnished the stono for
tho monument and constructed tho shaft.
This work Svili probably be completed in
a short while, but the day ot unveiling
bas not yet been set, and Is not likely
to bo fixed upon for a time earlier than
the first of July. A great day Is expected
here at the timo of unveiling, and much
preparation has to be made.
The Board of Supervisors on last Mon?
day allowed claims aggregating about
$CO0 on account of expenses tn connection
with quarantining and caring for tho
smallpox victims and suspects around the
village of Swansboro within tho past two I
or throe months. Bills have heretofore,
b?on allowed amounting to about ?200,
making the total expenso about $800.
There were six cases of genuine, small?
pox, and about fourteen other persons I
wero held ln quarantine by the Board ot
Mrs. J. Percy Wlnfree and her friend,
Miss Grace Hawkes, of Connecticut, spent I
yesterday with friends at tho Courthouse '
and ln viewing points of Interest around
the old county seat.
Rev. J. T. Bowell .will hold apocini ser?
vices on next Sunday, tho 3d, at Beaulah
Church; near Drewry's Bluff, and at Trin?
ity Church, of this place, the first named
to bo at 8:80 o'clock and the other at 8
P. M. The services arranged for last Bun
day at these two churches wero prevented
by the hard rain.
dames Wyatt Shot Twice by William
Bobbi? In Plttsylvania,
(Special to The Tirnes-DlsDatch.)
CHATHAM. VA.. May 1.?Thursday at
Mount Airy, In Plttsyvanla county, Wil?
liam Bobbltt shot James Wyatt twice
with a revolver In the arm and body, In?
flicting very serious wounds. The men
quarrelled and Wyatt went oft to a field
and was followed hy Bobbltt with two
pistols. After shooting Wyatt he dropped
both pl?tols and ran, and had not been
arrested when last heard from.
Railroad Change at Bristol,
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BRISTOL, VA., May 1,?Another change
took place ln railroad circles here to?
day when C. O. Parker resigned tho
superlntendency of the Virginia and
(Southwestern Railway, and was succeed?
ed by J. H. MoCuc, formerly ot Chat?
tanooga. Mr. Parker iris several good
offers under consideration.
Dry by Big Majority.
(Spedili tn Tim Tlmoi-Dlipatcb.)
UNION LEVEL, VA? May 1.?A local
option election was held for Buckhom
District, Mecklenburg county, yesterday.
Tho farmers are exceedingly busy, and
tho number of votes-cast ?von not large,
The result Is entirely satisfactory to
tho friends of local option. Number of
votes cast, 82; dry, 72; wot, 7; defaced, 3.
JUST IN TIME.
A motorman in Chicago ran hie car
Into the approach of an open bridge but
6topped it with the fender actually over?
hanging the gulf below. He wouldn't
want to repeat the experiment because
the chances are that he'd never again
have the same good fortune.
Once in a
while some one
who has travel?
ed to, the very
edge of thn
danger line of
ease stops just,
in time to save
his health. But
the majority of
people go acros9
the line, and slight
symptoms of iudlgee
tion grow to disease of the
stomach, involving the other
organs of digestion and nutrition,
The first symptom of indiges?
tion should receive prompt atten?
tion. Indigestion and other forms of
stomach ?trouble? arc perfectly and per?
manently cured by the use of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. It strength?
ens the whole body by enabling the per?
feet digestion and assimilation of food.
?I hove been Buffering for ?bout eight ycar?,?
writes Mm. II. Pierce, of MUlipringe, Ky. " Havo
had several doctorB to treat roe??ou?e tor female
weakoesj and others for ?torneen trouble, but
received no relief. When I wrote you for advice
I was hardly able to work, and yeu advised me
wlmt to do. I began to take your medicine uud
the effects have been good. . I w*? under the
doctor'? care every summer before thl?, 1 too*
niue bottles, fivi?. of'Golden Medical Discovery.'
four of ' Favorite Prescription;' ?Iw two ?/lai?
of the ' Pellet?.? Pr. Werce'e roed fiocs will do
all that you claim for them? VMeve I would
have beeu iu tuy grave W *?<. ?o?,aVccn tbeB'?"
Accept no substitute for ?Golden Med
ical Discovery.? There is nothing ?just
as good ? for diseases ot'tUe stomach,
FiiRii, Dr. Pierce'e Medical Adviser
is sent free on receiptjof stamps to pay
expense of mailing on\f*, Sen(* 9l one*
cent stamps for the bo* 1? paper covers,
. or 31 stamps for the <?th-bound volume.
i Ad?W Dr. 9 v viAa-.9vS&*? S.-Y? <
Young Richmond Gfrls Ar?
rested In Petersburg.
THE CITY BUYINO IN BONDS
No Steamer Now Operating Between
Petersburg and dames River Points.
Trouble In Harrison-Street
(Hueclnl to Tun Tlmos-DUpstob.)
PETERBBUHO, VA? May 1,-MftUd
Clark and Bessie Paooy, tho young girls
who ran away from thoir homo In Rich?
mond, were token In ohargo by tho police
In this olty this afternoon. Tho girls are
fourteen and fifteen years ot ago, respec?
tively, They ran away from their homo
laut Saturday, and may have been In Pe?
tersburg s lnco that time. Tho father of
tho'Paooy, girl, who oamo to. Potorsburg
to-day and caused the arrest, says that
several young girla In his neighborhood
have reoeutly run away from home..
The olty of Petersburg purohasod the
$190,000 of olght per cent, olty bonds fall?
ing duo to-day. The new four per cent,
bonds to retire this Issue woro sold to?
day at the average price of $103,59. and
the sinking fund of the olty purchased
more than $100,000 of the Issue,
Petersburg realised about $0,000 from
premiums on the sale of bonds , to-day.
During ten years the city hag reduaod
her annual Interest on bonds about
$10,000. The 8 per oent. Issue rotlred to?
day Is the last of her 8 per cent, ' bonds.
There are a few bonds bearing ? per
cont., and all the rest bear from 8 to 4
Churches In Petersburg will now have
to pay for all the water they take after
June 1st. This was decided by the Council
this evening. Tabb Street Church Is the
only church that uses water for pumping
Its organ. Tlw matter come up on ac?
count of the waste of water, and It was
the Idea of the committee making the
report that churches and' other religious
and charitable Institutions be allowed a
certain number of gallons and charged
for all used In oxees?. Through care?
lessness one church alone consumed
200,000 gallons. Their attorney decided
that water could not be given by the
city through the Council's action.
The market ouostlon was again re?
ferred to commlttoe. Tho proposition of
many Is to abandon the old mnrket at
the foot of Old Street, and use only Cen?
tral market on Halifax Street. Others
think that both markets should bo dis?
Mr. J. XV: Phillips several weeks ago
removed the steamer McCall, which has
beon running between Petersburg and
Norfolk, and has now taken fro* the
lino the steamer "kakemore." This leaves
Petersburg without any conectlon with
the James RVrer counties, The conditions
will not long exist, howoyor, as the mer?
chants In Petersburg will doubtless take
up the matter, and run a boat themselves
If somo Individual or company doos not
enter the field,
Harrison Street Baptist Church, colored,
has not yet altogether quieted down. It
wm reported yesterday that shit would
be brought for slander against the former
pastor, Rev. Bills ..atts. who was turned
out Monday night by a vote of tho mem?
bers. The member accused by the pas?
tor with stealing said to-day that he
had not definitely determined , what he
would do In the matter.
Report of Chiof of Police for the month
of April shows a total of 13G arrests, 69
of which were for violation of city ordi?
Fifty-four deeds, wero admitted to re
cord In the clerk's ofTlce during the month
and fifteen mariage licenses were Issued,
eight to white and seven to colored
The entertainment given at the Acade?
my of Music last night by local relent
for the benefit of old Blandford Church
was a delightful performance, and wns
doubly successful, ,,
The Corporation Court will adjourn to?
morrow for the term.
A license has been Isirufl by the clerk
In this city for the marriage of Mr. John
Richard Carr and Miss Mary Jane Ca?
The ? meeting of the auxiliaries-'of the
Petersburg District will be hold at Wash?
ington Street Church In this city next
Tuesday, Miss Coffey, of Lynchburg,
who has Just roturnod from China, will
attend the session.
The Jackson Coal and Coke Company
has Increased Its capital stock to $26,000.
A handsome dividend was declared at the
meotlng of the stockholders yesterday.
Delaware Man Wins a Fair Bride in
(Specilli to Tlio Tlmos-DlBpatcb.)
CAFE CHARLES, VA., May l.-Tho
home of Mr. and Mrs. 15. M. Hastings, on
Randolph Avonue, this city, was tho
scene of a ?very pretty wedding Wednes?
day morning whon their, daughter, Mlrs
Florence Hastings, became the biido of
Mr, John Boyoe, of Wilmington, Dc!. Tho
parlor was decorated with potted plants
nnd ovorgreens, and softly lighted by
many candelabra and candles,
The bfi'de was dressed in white or?
gandy. The ceremony was performed ky
Rev. Or? lud win Gardner, of Bethany
Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs, Royce
is ono of Cape Charles' most attractive
and popular young ladles, and the groom
Is ? prominent railroad man now In the
employ nf tho Maryland Division of the
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Wilmington
The happy couplo left for Wilmington,
whore they will make their future home.
(Spoolal to The Tlmes-DiBpatch.)
PORTSMOUTH, VA., May l.-MIss
Hmnm Woods and Mr, Anderson J, Mo
Phorson wero married yesterday nfter
noon at the residence of Mrs, Salilo A.
Woods, In County Street. Tho ceremony"
wns performed by tho Rev, A. R. Shaw,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.
Tha bride was attired In a suit of light
Ki-ap erejie de chine and oarrled ,lilies of
the valley. The maid of honor, Miss
Mary Towneond, of Cape Charles, Vn-i
a cousin of tho bride, wae dreesed In
white, Mr. Alexander B. MoPherson, of
I/ynchburg, wns the best man. The
other attendants were Robert Wilson,
nf this city, and Montgomery Ott, of.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
FARMVIDLE, VIA., May 3.--Tho home
of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bowman, near
Fnrmvllle, was tho scone of a very pretty
wedding Wednesday night, wnen tholr
daughter, MIsh Nannie Lee Bowman, be?
came the bride of Mr, Dee Edmond ?lan
Boin. The ceremony wan performed .by
Rev, S. H, Thompson, uf Farroville Bap?
tist Churoh, pastor of the bride, 'Th?
bride was beuutlfully ?fowaed. la whit?
organdy and en?Med lilies,of the vaUey.
Mies Joule Bowman, sister ot the bride,
was maid of honor. Mft HJmmett Smith
noted no beet man. The attendants were
Miss ?Clara FnilwOll with Mr. Thomna
Henry Fnllwell, Miss Cantil* ?mlth with
Mr. Willie ? ?Tonos, Mise Anna Morris
With Mr. ?, Hi Upton? The hti'ise was
beautifully dtcoratcd In evergreens and
out flower?, ?'.?.??..?*'
(Siierlal to Tlis Tlin?ii.|)liittch.)
MANClOHlClKf VA., May '?,?Mr, Ed?
ward Yutitift and Miss Willis Cardwsll
were married yesterday afternoon at the
residence of the bride's mother, at this
place. Tho attendants were as followst
Mr, R. Aille Mitchell, of Richmond, and
Miss l?eselo'.-Powell, of Mangohlok! Mr.
Douglas young nnd Miss Ora Powell, of
Richmond! Mr, W. O. Cardwell, brother
of M?o brido, nnd Miss Onrtte Young, sis
tor of tho groom. The ceremony was per?
formed by Rev. H. A. Willis. The brld?
Is the daughter of the late William R.
Cnrdwstl, of this pincel? The groom Is
the eon of II. M, Young.
(Bpielni to The / TlmM-Dlipatab.)
FRlQDflRlCKBBURO, VA., May 1.
At Mt. Carmel Churoh, In Caroline ooun
ty, on Wedne?dny, at noon, Miss EBle M,
Hargrove, daughter, of Mr. nnd Mrs. John
T. Hnrgravo, of that county, became the
brido of Mr. Judson W, Smith, Rev. H.
II. Smith officiating. Mies Mamln Har
gravo was the rnalfl of honor, and ^Ir.
Ryland Joter. th* best man. The ushers
were: Messrs. Oeorge Hargrave, Douglas.
Quarte?, John T. Hargrsire, Jr., and Jeter
(Hneiflal ?,??> The TlniMi.Dtspatph.)
WINCHESTET?., VA? May l-I^ampton
Erb; a wealthy plumber of. Bsr**"VttIe, and
Miss. Ellsabo?"> Bromloy, of Clarke,ooun
ty, wore marrlod In Berryv?o last eve?
ning by Rev. D, H, ?Scanlon, of tho Pres?
byterian Church, /
S ? ? ..'. I I
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BOWLER'S WHARF, VA., May 1.?Mr.
Wllllo Oowln and Miss Martha Williams
were married at 3 o'olook yesterday af
terday nt the homo of the bride's par?
ents, near Bowler's.
A BOXWOOD GAVEL
SENT FROM CHINA
It Will Be Presented to Pres?
byterian General Assembly
to Convene In Lexington..
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
LEXINGTON, VA., May 1.?Rev. Thorn?
ton Whaling, D. D., paetor of,Lexing?
ton Presbyterian Churoh, has received
from Re??', P. Frank Price., missionary at
Kashlng, China, a gavel tb be presented
to the General Assembly of the Southern
Presbyterian Church for Its use during
Its session here this month. The gavel
Is of boxwood, and Is made from a tree
that Is reported to havo been old before
the Declaration of Independence.
Presldont Gteorgo H. Denny, of Wash?
ington and Lee University, has received
tho blue print drawing for the Improve?
ments at the university. The architect
and landscape gardener Is Mr. Theodore
C. Link, of St. Louis/ who was recently
In Lexington for the purpose of selecting
the site for the new science building,
which, a? previously stated, will be located
just |n rear of the main academic build?
ings. Mr, Link has propared designs for
a beautiful campus ln rear of the uni?
versity and faqlng the railroad.
Town Treasurer Samuol O. Campbell is
now busy collecting the license tax re?
cently Imposed on dogs by the Town
Council. The tax Is $1 on male dogs and
$3 on female dogs. When tho tax Is paid
tho owner of the dog is given a small
brass modal about tho.slzo of a twenty
five cent piece, on which are the words,
"Lexington Dog Tax?1003." The tax went
Into effect to-day.
Mr, H. R, Preston, of Baltimore, execu?
tor of the late Rev, J. T. L. Preston, of
Lexington, has sold to Mr, John Sheri?
dan, seven and one-half acres of land on
the eastern aide of Lexington, for 11,600.
Special Sermon by Rev. R. B.
Eggleston ? Subjects of
Sermons for Tomorrow
The annual ?ervlcee of the Oakwood
Memorial Association will bo held to?
morrow night at the Third Presbyterian
Churah. The sermon for tho occasion
will be preached by tho Rev. Dr. R, B.
Eggloeton. A special musical programme
hu? boon arranged for tho occasion.
The Sunday-school of the Second Bap?
tist Church will hold Its annual exercises
on Sunday. There will be full orchestra
and organ and plano, vocal muslo by
choir and Sunday-school, and two short,,
The Rev. Weston Bruner, tho new pas?
tor of Calvary Baptist Church, will ad?
dress the men's meeting in the Y. M. C.
A. Hall this afternoon.
At the Second Baptist Church at night
Dr, J. B. Hawthorno will preach the an?
nual sermon to the Young Men's Mission?
Dr. John William Jones will preaal. In
the morning at Leigh-Street. At night
thero will be "An Evening of Muslo,"
led by tho choir.
Rev. Dr. E. M. Pobeat, of Philadelphia,
will preach at both services nt tho First
Baptist Church. At tho night service
there will bo an anniversary sormon to
the Young Men's Missionary Society,
Dr. J, fB, Hawthorne will preach In the
morning at drove-Avenue on "No Sus?
pension of Divino law In tho Salvation
of Men." At night Dr, W. Hi Whltsltt
Dr. Bruner will preach In tho morning
at Calvary on "Tho Value of a High Aim.!'
At night his subject will be "What Is a
At the night service at Centenary Dr.
Lear will preach on "Future Retribution,
or the Fato of the Wicked," one of a
series of sermons on "Life After Death."
Rev. Dr. Henr?vE. Johnson, pastor of
Laurel-Street Methodist Churoh, will oc?
cupy his pulpit at both services on Sun?
day, In the morning he will continue the
series of sermons on tho Lord'? Prayer,
taking for hie subject, "In Wbat Sense
Doos Cod Lead Us Into Temptation?"
nnd at 8 P. M. ho will discuss "The Fun?
eral of a Fool?"
Dr. R. P. JCorr will preach morning
nnd night at the' First Presbyterian
Churoh. '?.? ,
The Rev. Carey B. Morgan hat? returned
to the o|ty,. and will preach to-morrow
at the Seventbi-Btreet Christian Church.
WOODWARD * SOW
HOUGH AND DAS.MEC
M?rtey Raised for the Work
of Foreign Missions.
GREAT EFFORT OF VIRGINIA
Was Beaten In the Race for tho Fir?
Time In Many Year??Foreign Ml??
?Ion Board Meet? and Adopt?
To Baptists hers and throughout the
South it will b? a source of no little
gratification to learn that th? Foreign
Mission Board, th? nucleus ot the most
important ot the three great benevolent
enterprise? conducted by th? denomina?
tion, has Just closed Ita books after a
year of unparalleled ?une???.
When the Board reports to the South?
orn Baptist Convention In Savannah next
week, the' great record it will exhibit
will be of suoh oharaotar as to cause
some stir. Money ha? been pouring In
durine the past few cWy?, and when the
final count was made Thursday night,
the last of the flsoal year, the total waa
something auch as tha Board In ?Il lu
long history lias never known before.
The exact figure? are not fflven out, but
it may bo stated positively that the con?
tributions will foot up considerably more
than 1200,000. Last year' ???,??? wm
raised, end Southern Baptists rejoiced.
For the first time since the war Vir?
ginia has failed to lead in her contribu?
tions, and the foot has oaused ne little
depression among the ? Baptists In the
State. Though Virginia. went way ahead
of what she raised last year and came
out second on the list, ?lie could not
compete with Georgia, which Increased
her contributions over fifty per cent
The race belwoen Virginia nnd Georgia
has been ?spirited from start to finish.
Up to a few day? ago the two States
wore running neok and neck, and local
minist?re were encouraged 'to believe
that they would yet win out. But it was
not to be ?o. The total ot Virginia crept
up elowly but surely? Georgia wont by
leap? and bound?. Last year Virginia
raised $28,012.01, and the other State
$21,704.00. "When the books wero closed
Thursday night "Virginia hRd turned In
close on to $20,000, an ?mount which
might reasonably be expected to overtop
that of any other State. BUt to tho,con?
sternation of -the locals, Georgia shot ur
like a rocket, and by the time the last
had com? In had given In all about
$5,000 moro than Virginia?about $84,000
In all. Wor?t of all, the Georgians sent
word that If Itale wa? not sufficient they
would send some more.
Thl? remarkable advance made by
Georgia was a ?ource of delight to the
Hoard, and everybody else, though there
still remains among the Virginians the
Boreness arising from the fact that they
have for the time being been ousted?
from the first place. Local ministers are
wont to.' .? console themselves with the
fact that there are 104,000 white Baptists
In Georgia and only 122,000 in Virginia?
The Foreign Board met yesterday at
Its onice? here and adopted the annual -
report, which will be preeented In Savan?
nah next week. While figures tire not
given out, it is learned that the news
from the foreign fields ot conversions
and, baptisms drulng the year will be aa
oncouraglng as the great Increase in con?
tribution?. The Board ie very hopeful, .
and sees prospects of a continuation of
the advance which ha? marked the last
few year?. Everything 1? In fine shape,
and Dr. Wllllngharn is overjoyed at the
prospect of reporting himself out of
debt agalli. He said yesterday:
"The receipts this year have been re*
markably large, going over $200,000?de?
cidedly the largest contribution In tho
history of 'tho Bpard. Many States
made fine Increases. Virginia gave $8,006
rno'ro, but Georgia made suoh a large In?
crease that she lends by about $5,000,
This will be a notable foreign mission
year. Soveral of the best known mis?
sionaries from the fields'will be at.th?
convention. Dr. R. H. Graves, tho vete?
ran worker In China, will be there with
hie wife. There will also bo presont Dr.
R, T. Bryan,- of Shanghai, and Rev. XV,
T, Lumbley and wife, of Abeokuta,
Great preparations are being made for
tho convention. The Virginia delegates,
Including many local ministers and lay?
men, are proparing to leave within the
next fow days.
The next Issue of tho Religious Herald
will bo a speclnl Illustrated Convention
number, of twenty pages. It will con?
tain a. symposium on the- "Relative
Growth nnd the Prospects of the Bap?
tlsts In the South," There will be arti?
cles describing the conditions in Rich?
mond, Norfolk and vicinity, Baltimore,
Atlanta, Nashville nnd Louisville. Tb?
articles on Richmond will be prepared by
Mr, John Garland Pollard,
BRITISH BROKERS IN
LONG WALKING TEST
(By ApbooIiUimI Press.)
LONDON, Mny 1.?Elghty-soven mem-?
hers of tho London Stock Exchange
started at 0:30 o'clock this morning from
Westminster Bridge on a May-Day walk
to ,the Brighton Aquarium, a dlstanco of
fifty-two and one-quarter mllos, Groat
Interest had boon oxcltod In this contest,
for whloh the competing members hart
been training for weeks, Handsome prUe?
were offored to tho competitors, and con*
slderable sums of money were wagered
on the result.
, -Before five miles had been covered one?
third of the men had a woe-begone ap<
poarnnce; their niimbors had been reduced
nearly ono'bnlf by tho time they passed
Red Hill, twenty miles from the start.
? K, F, Broad won, arriving at Brighton
at 4:06 P. M.
EDWIN S. GREELEY IS
(By Assoc'.'.;ed Press.)
...NEW HAVEN, CONN,, May 1,-General
Edwin B. Greeley, of this olty, to-day wa?
unanimously olooted president-general o^
?lie Nntlonal Soolety of the Sons ot the
The following wore elected vice-presi?
Ira H. Evans, of 'iftacasj Dr. J. F,
Buynes, of Washington; Daniel M, Lord,
Illinois! John J. JIubboli; of Virginia?
Arthur W, Dennis, Rhode Island.
The; Rev. Mr.'Clark, of Detroit, wan
chosen* chaplain-general, all other oitlclal$
being re-elected, .
Mrs. P. 3. Trie?, of Cumberland, Is visiti
ing her sister, Mrs,, o. m. DiIsojU, aa
North ? ?slitto SUfefc? ?