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His Crimes So Many That It
Will Not Benefit Him.
FINE TRAFFIC IN CABBAGE
Telegraph Lineman at Portsmouth
electrocuted?The Local Option
Election In Berkely Was a
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NOKEOI-IC. VA.. Mny 27.-13. M. Mnr?
tln, or Hammond, the ancient burglar,
who belongs to a distinguished family
In Richmond, will hnve a new trini. Ile
was convicted several weeks ago on tlie
charge of burglary, and recommended for
a sentence of fifteen yours In tho peni?
tentiary. On a motion by tho attorney
appointed by the court to defend tbo old
find penniless man, Judge Hnncknl hue
net aside the verdict of the Jury because
It Is contrary to the low and the evi?
dence. The evidence woe not sufficient to
provo that the man entered the bouse
to got tho stolen articles found in Mar?
tin's possession, though it Is sulllcient to
prove that bo stolo them. He had the
stolon articles In his possession, but
It ls merely a presumption that he com?
mitted rt burglary to get them.
The crlmo of grand Inrceny, of which
Mnrtln was really guilty, according to the
evidence, is not punishable with a term
excecdnfl* ton years. In fills case, how?
ever, one year's sentence would hove
been sufficient, because the old man linn
been In the penitentiary twice, and the
third conviction for srrnnd larceny Is tan?
tamount of a life sentence. Thoro ore
nino or moro other cases ngulnut the
old man, hence tho new trial will not
affect the case or niter his prospecta
GREAT TRAFFIC IN CABBAGE.
This Is a cabbage week. The twenty
CHr-lonrls of cahboge shipped from here
yesterday was the larjrest shipment over
?made by one shipper. The enrs wer?
shipped to various cities of tho West,
and all of them were sold on the truck
here. On Monday tho Old Dominion
steamer carried awav 7.000 barrels nt
cabbages, tbe Boston line took 2,000 bar?
rels and several thousand moro went liv
rail. The dally shipment for this week
will be not less than 15.000 barrels. Tlie
prices to-day nro fl.50 to $1.75 n barrel
so the dally receipts here from this Bouree?
ninno Is S32.000 to $28,000. There Is ?
grenter trafile to the western cities than
usual, but there Is no lnck of demand
for cabbngo in New York, Boston and
PRISONER WAS SANE.
Thomns Phillips, colored, wns arreste?!
fjeveial weeks ago In Tanner's Creek Dis?
trict after a bard fight with ofllcers.
A warrant hnd been sworn out ngnlnst
him for stealing coal from the Norfolk
nnd Western Railroad Compnny, and
given to Officer Hayes to serre. Tin?
negro was found in a house, and nt?
tempted to escape, and In j]olng so shot
Muyes In the body, making a bad wound.
A compnnlon of Hayes fired a shotgun,
severely wounding Phillips, who wns then
captured and lodged in .1r.11 and Inter
. ipdletcd by tlie grand jury. Phillips hns
exhibited such violent fVts of temper In
jail thnt he wns considered Insnne nnd
ei.-ingeroiis. nnd It was decided to leave
the question to ? Jury, which would not
say that the mnn was Insnne. Hence
Phillips will now he tried for felonlusly
shooting Counnty Ofllcer TTnyes.
CROPS ARE ROTTING.
Cabbage and strawberries ore spoiling
l-i th? fields for a lacJt of gatherers. Tlie
hundreds of hcrry pickers who were em?
ployed during tho opening of the season
have sono, and now, that a second crop
has developed, due to recent rnlns, most
of them will be left In the fields to rot.
DOOAD OPTION EDECTTON.
The local optimi election passed off
quietly in Berkley yesterday, At nn
early hour In the morning a large num?
ber of both sides were at thn polls, end.
pinny of them remained throughout the
?lay. working for their respectlyc slibs.
The result was a surprise to ? great
m-iny people, as tho anti-saloon side
bad conducted an enthusiastic cam?
paign, holding a number of puWIc meet?
ing!?, ail of which wero well attended.
The wot-.p'eople., conducted a still hunt.
Thi-y mnllv-d- ?'grevit deal of literature
to votoTs in the district. Besides this.
probably every voter was sr-on by either
a saloon man or some friend, who mnere.
un enrnest talk for the wet side of the
Tbe following Is the result:
"West Berkley Precinct?Total vote, 3M
?vet majority, 24.
East Berkley Precinct?Totnl vote, 401);
wet majority, 95.
Oak Grove Prccinc-t?Total voto, 42;
wet majeirlty, 4.
The weit majority In the district wns
1.2.1, In (? totnl vote of S27. That is a mn
lorlty of 1G, p.-r cent, of the voters.
TEfLRG-RAUH ????G??? KIDDED.
Andrew Mlddleton, tolored, ? lineman
in the employ of tho Bout born States
Tele-phone Company, was electrocuted
In Berkley tills morning about 10 o'clock,
and died Instanti}?. Ile was stringing a
wire ?in I/berty Street, between Ninth
?nd Tenth Streets, when ho enino Ih
contnet with a live wire. Ho wns stiiwl
Ing on the? ground -it tlie- time and fell
as If he had been sheit.
A WEEK OF CASUALTIES
Many Losses and Accidents In Fauquler
(Bpecial tn Th.? TliifS-IHiipatt-li.)
HI-: I,A Pi-ANI?}, ?'?., May 27 - UiBl wilt
waa fino of casualties I" thin vicinity.
Mr. l.t- Hoy Boxioy, near Markham, loei
hla burn. A earelesH liantt was ?-moiling
around, Mr. Channlng Hmlth, nenr ]><-|r,
piano, |oet his han?, covorod by simili
Insurance, a caroieea visitor in putting
liis horse away Inni lighter) a cigarette,
yiiero was U Hmt?ll Insiiranr-n.
jir. Thomas f?. j?ittius horse run away,
Bhaklng him up eoitfltluriibly. l.ut doing
no farther damage. Mr Wash Klt-lturtl.s'
brother of tho datine Major Dolile ith-ii
???-, of. M'ishy's Hattnllon, occompunlotl
by Ills son, was gutting Into his
carriage in Iiel.-ipliiitn, when thu ?on
It-row in u roll of wire) frightening Ihn
horso att?ic.ii><1 thereto, Mr. jtlohiir.lN
I: ul hi- lug broken, niel thu son received
?omo Injuries about "'?' head,
Mi. 1.-WI.S Kiioih.-i-, a merqhant of
Paris, had u runaway near Doluplano.
; -; his convuyanco, l.ut receiving no
bodily hum ?nut Juatlce Klnehelott hud
his Bleut)y old gray to smash up his euri,
Ja uo t.t'txr cut ? lut.? Is found uuuli
crystsl clearntti?. |>t-rtut--lioii of cul
tic.;, beauty ol ck-Uu unti luillluucti.
THE E. B. TAYLOR CO.,
Excluklve Hlchmond Arjunte,
1011 E. Main 8t. 8 B. bto.ti Bt.
leaving Um 'Squire unhurt
The drought wns broken by a shower
Baturilny night and ?evornl copious
showers since. Corn had not suffered nnel
thorn Is ? jruoil stand and eonio very
forward farmers hnd oommencod to plow.
Wliciil has nttalnnd suflli'lent height for
harvesting, but many Holds havo been
attacked by what seems to lie tbo rust.
The next two weeks will dooldo the value
of tbo crop. ??p?? had nufTor?-d most,
nnd farmers wore fearful of another fail?
ure of tbe hay crop, fcjheep raiser? luivo
beon so fortunato ftn to save most of
tholr lambs, nnel have sold nt remunera?
tive figures. Tlu-ro hnvo boen no Bales
of large cattle, but the prospocte for high
prices ls not vory llntterlng.
LOCAL OPTION ELECTION
Inspectors to Investigate the Cause of
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspntoh.)
FREDEIlICKSBUTtG, VA., Mny 27.?A
local option petition hoe been presented
to Judfi-e ?. t. Embrey, of tbo Corpora
thin Court nnd ns It contains tlie neces?
sary number of signatures, Judge Em?
brey, In compliance with Its request, will
order a locnl option election In tho near
Messrs. Edward E. White and Charles
Vf. Wright, Inspectors of vessels, will
conduct the Investigation ns to the ennse
of the recent collision between tho steam
ers ?Caroline nnd Tourist in tho Rappuhnn
nock River ut Port Royal, a short dis?
tance belotv this city. Tbo Investigation
will begin In this city on June 10th.
Copious rains have broken tho drought
here nnd crops which a week age) wee
reported all almost worthless havo fresh?
ened up ret I irkably and now look much
Mrs. D. J. Wnller, Mrs. John P. Sea?
man, Miss Minnie Dee nnd Mr. Charlee
Deo, slstere and brother, of Spotsyjvnnln
county, havo each received a legacy of
$1,500 from nn uncle who died recently
Tbe new and handsome church edifice
of Bethany Church, In Northumberlind
county, will be dedicated on tho Ilrst Sun?
day In July, Rov. D. R. Thornhlll, of
Jeffersontotl, Culpepor county, will preach
the dedicatory sermon.
Mr, Ferdinand Hart has sold his farm
nenr Post Oalt, Spolsylvnnln county, con?
taining 220 acres, to Mr. Henry Het
rlcks, of Pennsylvania, on private terms.
Mr. Hart will move to this city.
The Klrklanel Grove enmp meeting com?
mittee lias dee'ldeel on tho days from Au?
gust 151 h to 2?th, inclusive, for tlie annual
camp meeting tills yen.'.
Mr. Chester B. Gooirick, son of Judge
and Mrs. John T. Gooirick, of this city,
has gono to Morn, W; ?'a., where he has
secured a position with the Norfolk &
Tbo romains of Dr. ?. P. Graves, who
died of typhoid fever nt his newly-adopt?
ed home In West Vlrginln, aged twenty
six years, wero taken to the homo of his
mother, Mrs.. Ella Grnvos, nt Bolmont,
Spotsylvnnln county, nnd the Interment
muelo In the family burying ground. Dr.
Graves was a young man of great
promise and located only a short time ago
in West A'irglnla.
Miss Agnes Patton Gray Pollock, who
died recently at Bnsley Hall, Messt, Soot
land, aged soventy-flvo years, was a near
relative of Cnptnln John G. Pollook, of
King Oeorgo county.
Cards are out for the marriage of Mr,
William P. Walte, of SiVsylvania coun?
ty, to M'ss Kntherine Jeter Sugg, da ugh.
tor of Mr. awl Mrs. Charles P. Sugg of
Caroline county, the ceremony to tallo
jilaco Juno 17th, at "Iturea," the homo of
tlie bride's parents.
PROHIBITION A SUCCESS
The Hanover Magistrates Now Have
Nothing to Do.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspateh.)
EDDERSCTN, VA., May 27.?Farmers are
very busy setting tomato and potato
plants. Tho tomatoes are later tills year
than usual. Jinny plants woro set be?
fore the rain, but did not grow bocauso
Wheat nnd oatB are both looking bad?
ly. Fnrm labor Is scarce and very poor,
but this will be a beneilt to some of the
truckers as thoy will cultivate smaller
crops and do their own work and will
save more money than by hiring hands.
Prohibition here ls a great success nnd
the magistrates have prae-tlcally nothing
to do since the saloons were closed.
Mr. William Tilomas is putting np a
now dwelling and Mr. Tilomas Oarrott
is building! a lnrgo addition to his resi?
dence. Mr. Mordeoal Porrla hns recent?
ly Improved his dwelling nnd built ? large
barn and extensive improvements are be?
ing made to Shady Grove Churoh; which
shows the prosperous condition of this
Mrs. Delllnb Hughes, living near Rural
Point, recently attempted to poison her?
self, but was saved by the timely arrival
of medical assistance. She has since been
adjudged Insane. Tills Is a very sad
<-nse. as she has a Inrge family of small
children, the youngest being only (ivo
we-eks old. Her hushnnd, who ls a car?
penter, bas been with her constantly for
some time nnel unable to work and the
family nre In very needy circumstances.
The public road, leading from this pince
to Richmond, which was so badly washed
On the- Henrlco side of tho Chlcknhom
lny during the winter and spring, has not
yet been repaired and ls still In a de?
Will Not Go Back to Work Under Old
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., May 27.?At
the headquarters of tho striking carpen?
ters this afternoon the roport that part
of tbe strikers would return to work be?
fore Monday morning wu?, officially denied
by President Graham. It was stated thut
when ?me of tho Btrlker.s went buck tei
work all would ??, and that this would
not be until their demands were granted.
Tlie Htrlkers say they havo no desire to
?go back to work under tbo old conditions,
The Chesapeake nnd Ohio Railway,
which op?ralos several tugboats around
Its terminal in tills city and Norfolk, has
ngreeel to accept the new scale of wages
demanded by the Marlin? Engineers'
Union, The union expects this action to
have Influence in bringing the other com?
panies into lino.
NEW BANK BUILDING
An Additional Physician for the Eastern
(Special to The Ome?-DIapatch.)
U'li,l,IAM.SIU;Ur-;, VA., May 27.?The
banking pompnny of n. U- Dlrrlcksom -ir..
will begin the erection of a hamlsoiuu bauli
and o.llco hull?|liig In tho central pprt of
Ilio town US Soon uh tho old Ihiiii?!! on lit?
sue is removed. Thu building will be a
lurgo tntiilern brlek ami ?tono structure.
Thi.-i bank has been in operation only a
?, ?.%? weeks,
it is rumored that tho Board of Direc?
tors of thu Eastern Stato Hospital will
utili io the medical winrr a second assim?
ili ? iihyalplati, The Institution lias a ca?
pacity of GOO or more patients.
Tho lioiini of Director? of tho Bastera
Stnte Hospital w'.li moot hero next, Thurs?
Thu ,ltiin?-n f'lly Hoard of Bupnrvlsot?
ino I to-day und transacted rotulan puai
(Bpoclal to Tho Time? Dispatch ?
CM-TON ?'??'.???:. VA?. May 27. The
contract of laying grnnnlliiiig nido walks
Ji.ru, awarded lo Mr. A W. McCluy, of
lllelili.-ond, Is niarlng completion, This
work was staniti Itisi fall ?nal al tin? no?
ting In of the winter inni to h,. eimpend
od, Work wan r< suined several week a
ugo and Very little more remains ti> bo
done before ine contrai t will be compie ?i(J,
Tho Improvement adds greatly io I lie
general looks of the town.
Mrs. R. Rosenberg, of Clifton Forge.
ita-i issued inviiiiih.iis -to tho aoproueh
??,? marriage of hei daughter. .\??.? .run.
uh, Rosenberg to Mr. A. Ullimberg, of
Baltimore, to take l'hit? <-.t Nu UM Pnt
ierson Avenue, Baltimore,. ?Sunday, Jone.
7th. Mr. un?' Mr?. Plumbei?.; will resido
lu Baltimore, where ho lu eilgu?od o
Ibpf-? il tb The TI" e- Irsputi h ,
rnVJNftTON, VA . ??? L-V Tit., Wly
of J.a-ha, J! Iliu.-hl.-lt lia- young drug?
gist who committed suicidi- in btuuiiton
Saturday, was J ?. ? -- .?*? ? -** with Muttonl
ceremony el l.iti.i-uulur Court bouse till?
uftts/iioon, J.uiitui-tur Junior l/idg?, J.o.
' ?a offlelu.ll.-tb'.
A LIVE TOWN
Evidence on Every Hand of
its Growing Prosperity.
TO HAVE COTTON FACTORY
Large One Soon to Be In Operation In
Close Proximity to the Box-Making
In the Lead.
(Specini from a Staff Correspondent.)
EMPORIA, VA? ?lay 27.?The evidence
of the prospority of Emporta accumulates.
On last Saturday a number of the leading
men of tho town got together, and after
a brief conference determined to estab?
lish a furnlturo manufactory here and to
do bo at once. Tho capital stock of $2?.(??0
was promptly subscribed, and a charter
will bo obtained In a short time.
Tho factory will bo located near tho
bax-maklng establishment of the Empii?
tili. Manufacturing Company, in Bellichi,
as (hat portion of Einporln which He?
beyond tlie river Is called. It will be a
largo throe-story structure, and will
eventually employ a largo number of op?
TO HAVE COTTON M1DD.
Right up on tho boel of thin announce?
ment I learned to-day from a leading fi?
nancial man of the pince that tho location
of a cotton mill nt Emporla is now as?
sured. Tlie site for tlie mill on the bank
of the Meherrln bus boen selected, and It
Is understood that In a short time tho
work of erection will begin. The capital
Is chiefly held by men from Northern
cities, but ? portion is In the hands of
local men. An engineer representing tho
stockholders has recently been hero ex?
amining tho river front with a view to
finding a suitable location. Ho had lit?
tle difficulty In obtaining what was de?
sired. Thoro hns never been nn attempt
made to harness the Meherrln, ns nil the
fnctorles here nre run by stenm, but the
cotton mill projectors hnd no difficulty In
Unding ? site whero as much ns fifteen
hundred horse power could bo obtained.
It. Is tho purpose of the furniture man?
ufacturing company to operate Its fac?
tory with water power. Tho promoters
?>ny they will bave the plant In onorn
tion early in next year. All the timber
used In the factory will be sawed right
nt the factory doors.
Tho men who are behind tbe projected
enterprise include Judge Vf. Samuel P.ooel
wvn, Dr. G. B. Wood, Dr. Mohood, Messrs.
W. F. Deal. G. D. Vincent, I Tarry
Schwarta, W. ?. Bniley, Baker nnel Oreen.
E. E. Goodwvn, E. Peyton Turner, J. A.
Mailorv, W. T. Tillar and H. W. Hall.
ARE GO-AHEAD PEOPDE.
The Empoi la people havo a way of
undertaking great things themselves,
without wilting for outside help, that
makes them different from citizens of
ninny Virginia towns. Northern cnpl
tal bos been invested hero and in the
surrounding country, but the town has
reached a point in the matter of money
whero it Is possible for it to depend upon
itself, to a very groat extent, in tho de
vf-lopmont of resource? nt Its doors.
For instance, tbe furniture factory will
be located close to tbe mills and box
factory of the Emporla Manufacturing
Company, ? grent enterprise in tlie hands
of locnl men. The Ice factory and elec?
tric light plant, which Is ono concern,
is but a short distance away, and it
is also controlled by local men.
The box factories, ns they aro termed,
although boxes are not renlly mnde here,
are great concerns. The factory of tbe
Emporla Manufacturing Company em?
ploys one bundreei and fifty men and
boys, and n. largo number are worked
in the Peart, Neal & McCormlck mills,
bard by. The men are paid an average
of M a day, so that these two fnctorles
nlone havo a combined pay-roll of over
?d,??? ? week. The Emporla company's
mills dress fO.OOO feet of lumber every
week and 2,"<,0Cn feet are saweel from the
log.?; nt the- mill near tho box fnctory.
The company -will bave In operation by
tbe first of July, probably, nn enormoiis
band saw mill, tho work on which ls
In an advanced stage of completion. Tho
lumber wlitch It will cut will he con?
sumed by the furnlturo factory, to be
ereeteei "next door," and tho box factory
output will also ho largely Increased.
AN INTERESTING TOUR.
Mr. W. B. Goodwyn, tho manager of
the plant of tho Emporla Manufacturing
Compnny, took mo through tho factory
nnd an hour or moro was spent in tho
most Interesting manner. Every particle;
of work possible Is done hy mnchlni'ry.
l?von tbe furnaces that heat tho hollers
are feet by machinery.
Sawdust and shavings form tho fuel
used at the factories, an economy which
adds enormously to tho dividends of tho
oeimpnny. The expenditures of other
manufacturers for coal aro covereel in
tlie factories lu^ro by tho use of whnt
was for years destroyed as waste. Some
man conceived tbe Idea ' of using the
sawdust, shavings and otherwise useless
blocks and board ends as monne for
be'ialng tho furnace finis. It was found
Often leads to pov?
erty. No real
woman ever sold
her licurt for tho
1 u ? uri es of life.
But many u woman who hu? gladly faced
poverty for th?: man she loved, muy well
doubt her wisdom when pain becomes
the mute of jx-verty. If She were rich,
ehe thinks, hIiu could find a way of cure.
Dr. Were<??; I'avorite Prescription la
within the reuc-li of every one. It lifts
the burden of pain which weighs down
tboec who Buffer from womanly discuses.
It establishes regularity, dries weaken?
inj*. drains, heula iiiiiuiiiiiiutii.ui und ni?
ceratimi uu?l cures female weakness.
? Yem have uiy lieurtfe-lt tlmukii for yemr kind
Hilvlcc t?j air," writ?-? Mr?, (ico. I'le-te.fu-r, tef i?-6
Victoria Avenue, Cult, (?litarlo. "Wm truublcd
wtlli wtirrli of ui,-iu'. fevr ever u yi-ar. Tin
ll',? I'.l'i ?.,'. I J v.?-Hi'! li.lV! tO I;?. I|JINII|<)| un op?
eration, hut I e -,mu..-ii? ' ,1 to tue lu J'ierce ?
JHinroiite i'icMrriplion aud '('.e-ldcii Medicai JJl??
tuvci y,". i. , )iU rJ,olieiM Table U ' uud'Aiilincplic
tend IfculliiK biipiAitite-iie-?..' Kow I ani c-in.
lllcteiy nue:?!, ullei a.iii? ||x Ulttlt? of I?r.
Vicur? ui-ehi'lur?. i ..a, fflu-i tu ?ay Ili? lue,li
tiiie liu-i inaile lue a new woman,"
Weak an?! trick women, einieclally tlioue
Millenni? (rom du ,..?,? ,,,I long utuudlng,
are ?nviti-.il lu <:<?ui>ult Dr. l'iene by irt
ter, fret. ?1? roiri-bi-uiidiiiie lu lie-l\l
uh Htiie;Uy jji?vat?; unii t^rci?ly ?olili
deiiliul. ?????. ih. ?, V. I'ierce,
Huilai?, U. Y.
?? rien .c'a '?????;..??? l'rlli-tii an- cany
und iili-?wut Vu UU. ? muH ciicUivc
' .Vi 4 li, li.
Robins are here
Tbe un?i?tMt ttprliiR tonti.
1 Ion?, Molti ?t?G*1???G?, ?
??- by mull fur ? *????.
1 cmai.ro t. mu?? w.
??????, '?? ?
to work well, except tha-t the fuel burned
so quickly the fireman could not keep
his furnaces filled. A scheme of auto?
mata firing- was then devised, and the
problem of oheap fuel, free fuel, In prac?
tice, wee solved. ? tin pipo, a foot or
more In diameter, was rlRgcd up at a
alatane? of twenty feot from the ground,
nntl running from the mill to the fur?
nace room. The sawdust waa carried by
air, forced through tho pipe from tho
point where collided In tho mill, to bins
In front of the f?rmicos, and all the flro
man had to do waa to work his ahovel.
Finally a device was porfectod by moans
of which the fuel 1? blown dlrootly into
tlio furnnoe as frequently and ae long
as tho fireman may wish- Thle long
pipo, running from the aaw mill to the
formico houee, Is ono of tho cliiof foa
tures In the external appearance of a
big lumber cutting establishment.
Scarcely any mill or factory In ablo
tn oonsumo all the sawdust and shavings.
and much has to bo burned aa waste.
That which Is to bo destroyed In this
way Is carried to tlm flro by means of
a pipe which branclt-s from tho one which
goos to tho furnuce-liouso. Tho Ore nndor
the mouth of the uiisto-plpe never goes
out, reminding one of tho sacred flames
In the temples of tlio Farsees.
SCARCITY OF LABOR.
Tho scarcity of labor Is being seriously
folt by the mill men here and In the
section generally. Htrango to say, there
were plenty of operatives to ?? had until
recently. A mill man told me last night
that until a ?short time affo ho had never
cared whether a rough luboror quii work
or not, as there wero always others
waiting for employment. Negroes used
to hang about tho mills, waiting for
chances to get work. Rut they have now
become so scarce that at one of tbs
mills an Increaso of about ton per cent.
In wages will take effect Juno 1st, the
management finding It necessary to take
this stop In order to get workera.
I have tried in vain to learn whither
the negroos have gone. They are not
seeking work in the factories and mills
In this county, nnd I am assured they
havo not gone north to work, as many
of them havo done In recent years. Tho
opinion Is advanced that hnn-lng accu?
mulated something In the recent years
of prosperity, they have quit work to en
Joy It. If such be the cas,?? It will not be
long before th<?re will bo plenty of ne?
groes seeking work itt the mills.
A TOWN OF YOT?NO MEN.
I have beon struck with the fact that
the business of Emporla Is In the hands
of young men.
Ono can scarcely find In the town a
man recognized as a leader In business
and enterprise who has reached the
age of forty. A number might be named
who are yet on the near sido of thirty.
Thero Is hardly a town anywhoro In which
the business js in the hands of such young
I alluded lb-rto fact In a letter written
from this point a day or two ago that
Emporla hrfd a chain-gang at work on
the streets. There is no gong to-daj-, a?
there Is not a single convicted prisoner
In tho town or oounty. Deputy Sergeant
Robinson, who has charge of tho gang,
when there Is one, says It frequently hap?
pens that he Is without a prisoner to
look after, and this despite those eleven
saloons here, of which I spoke In a rfc
MAYOR A GREAT DEER HUNTER.
Mr. Henry Macklln Is Mayor of Empo?
rio, ns well as spuerlntendent of the
schools of Oreenesvllle county. Ah may
he Imagined, he, like the sergeant, Is not
an overworked official. At any rate, Mr.
Macklln has thn reputation of being tho
great de?r hunter of the county, and he
It was who led Governor Montague Into
the woods near here, where His Excellen?
cy killed a deer a few months ago. Tho
Governor, by the way, has told somo of
his Oreenesvllle friends that he means
tn come agnln In the deer shooting sea?
son and spend a week hunting. Governor
Montague has many friends In this coiin
In his contest for the gubernatorial
nomination he carried It over Mr. Swan?
son by a largo majority.
The people of this section are not talk?
ing politics. They aro making money Just
al present. But they do find time to dis?
cuss thn Mann hill and Its author. Empo?
rla, with eleven prosperous saloons, con?
trols the sentiment, of the county, and
naturally that sentiment Is not strongly
temperance, nor In favor of tho furthur
political preferment of the author of a
law which haa closod up so mnny saloons
In Virginia nnd will close many more.
WALTER EDWARD HARRIS.
Settlement of Damage Casos?Mr
Bensley Declines Decision of Court.
(Special to Tho Tlmos-Dlapatch.)
CHESTBRPiratiD, VA., May 27.?Tho
Circuit Clurt held a half day's hchhIoii
here? to-day. hearing argument In tho
lio damage .-une of ?. W. ???????? vs.
Un. Atlantic Const Una Railroad com?
pilili- un a motion to set aHtde the verdict
on tho ?round of oxceaalvu damages; Dio
jury allowed tho plaintiff ?1,000 Saturday,
unii tlie court to-day Held that the ver?
dict wan oxcosBlve"; and offered the plain?
tilt mo damage? or the alternativo of a
new trial. Tho railroad company won
willing 10 accept tho judgment of tho
court, init ????????? for Mr, Heneloy ro
fiiHi.,1 to uecept tho terina, and tho cuho
goea over i<) tiio November term of court
l'e-r n second trial. , . , -,
The enne. ,,( tho American Iiliib Grower?'
l'ululi ngnliiHt tho mimo railroad com?
pany, which bud been ?ot for to-day, was
nettled by coinpioriilae before tho bchhIoii
eif court tiri* morning. ,, ?> 4
The caan nf Harry J. Itubln iigiilnat the
itlininoiiil nnel 1'oterHburg Hloclrlo Hall?
way Comjiany and tho Long Piatane?
Telephone Company Ih on docket for to
irrow. This milt Involved the ?tuc-ntlon
?p to willed of tho Compilern named la
liable feir a fir? occ?ihIoiiiiiI by the lela
phnnn and trolley win* coming In contact.
? lively till Ih expected between Hue luw
yei'M, nnel In the nelghborheiiiil of Hlxty
wltliOHHCH have lie-en HUinmoued to testify
In tin. oaso,
? ?leni from J. V. Taylor und wife to
(be Cln-Miill'ld Mniiufaoturlng Company,
crinvnylng 131 aero? of bind on Hwlft
CiiM-k' fiinriiirly tlio Hwlft Oreok Cotton
?111 ? properly, for the coiiHlilunitlon of
111.1105, win llle-d for rocorel lu tlio dork's
i.fll'i? to-dny. J. V. Taylor ls pr<*-tild?nt
of tin? new company, whoso charter win.
(iinieleil linro nurlv in tilla ye-nr, hn hav?
ing iuiirliiiii.il ihe property triiiinfe-nod
tij-duy In Un? month of February fremi
M W villini, former operator of tbo cot?
The rompuny'e ofllcea for the praaout
an- ai KltiHton, N.. <?.
Bishop Gibson's Visits.
(Hpuclul lo Tho iiines-DIfcputch.) __
? HTItMiTTCHViU-... VA.. May ?7.
W lion ?'.'.?,,?? ?. OlbHoii tuia been In
i'liarlotli-iivlll? nuil vicinity for (inverni
? ?.?.?' Ile ,?,??????????? a clan? of twenty-two
un Allindili eveiiilllg at ClirlBt Church,
unii al,,, ? i .n il? ??????1 a china yesterday ut
(.' Hi ?, aimtli nf ilio city. ?;, ?
Thu lilehoi, |, ft thin miii-iiliiir for War
.union to e,ni,.|?in ut a marriage.
Captain Kcath?rslon'e Position.
(Hpt-rliil i?TiicTliiiC'i-l'l"I,'a"'l',?' , ,
?.??'???????, VA., .May ?7. ??( iiptulii
.) (' rii.llim.,11,11 Hinted to-dny timi h?
umile] ?,,.? |?? u cundidme for tho Ulule
ti.i.aiii, inn would ?land for li? ;>U1 I'lucu
w a utamLnvi? of tba ..lunau "* WW^i?*.*
Largest Increase in Native
Converts In Church History.
QUARTER MILLION ASKED
The Ad Interim Committee, Appointed
to Prepare a Catechism On the
History of the Church, Ask
for More Time.
(Special to The Tlmea-Dlepatch.)
LEXINGTON, VA., May 27.-.To-doy
wag essonUally foreign mission day with
the Soutliarn Presbyterian General Ae
M-mbly. iLaet night's spectacular lec?
ture on foreign missions, with stereoptl
can views of life in heothern lands, wiw
a fitting preparation for to-day's proceed?
ings, and when the hour of opening ar?
rived this morning, tho largest crowd
of any morning sosslon waa gathered to
hoar the proceedings.
The report from tho ad interim com
mlttoo, appointed at the Assembly last
May in Jackson, Mississippi, to prepare
brief catechism on tho history of the
church, came up. Tho committee re?
ported that satisfactory progress had
been made, but asked a continuance of
time until the mooting of tho Assembly
next May, for their complete and final
report. Tho time was gran tod. Rev.
Henry Alexandor Whlto, D. D., formerly
professor at Washington and Leo Uni?
versity, now of the Columbia Theologi?
cal llomlnary, of South Claroliiia-, la
chairman of this oommlttoe.
ThV> communication from Dr, J. P.
Bhearer, chairman of tho Assembly'?
permanent church and-education commit?
tee, relativo to the report, was referred
to the standing committee ' on church
and Chris-thin education.
The committee on ministerial relief re?
ported that Judgo Beverly R. Wcllford,
of Richmond, had been substituted for
Rev. Dr. Robert P. ICerr, of Richmond,
who had accepted a call to a Baltlmoro.
oliurch. The roport of the commlttoe
waa adoperi as a whole, with the excep?
tion of the part referred to tho com?
mlttoe on systematlo benefaction.
Of special Internet were the reports
from tho foreign missionaries, who were
present and who gave accounts of their
stewardship: Dr. J. R. Williams, from
China; Dr. S. R. Gammon, from Brazil;
Dr. C. C. Owen, from Korea, and Rov.
W. M. Morrison, from Africa. Bpeclal
Interost was shown In the addresses of
Dr. Owon nnd Mr. Morrison, from the
fact of their formor residence In Lex?
ington. Dr. Owen ' spoke encouragingly
of the work In Korea, and expressed hope
for Its future. Mr. Morrison stated that
In his seven years' residence In the Congo
Free State the number of converta had
Increasod from two hundred to two thou?
sand. He spoke of tho needs of the peo?
ple, and mentioned that a printing press
was being sent to his town, on which a
considerable balance was due,. when a
gentleman in the audience said he would
* Mr. Morrison waa born near Lexing?
ton and was educated at Washington
and Loo University.
The standing oommittee on forolgn mis
rlons submitted its report, which was,
in part, as follows:
Most gratifying progress has beon mnde
during the year. With devout gratitude
to God, we record the largest Increase In
the number of native converts through
all our history, a larger Increase ot the
missionary forco than In any year save
two since 1S1M, a decided advance In the
contributions of our people, and a wide?
spread deepening of the missionary spirit.
Our missionary force hau increased in,
tho past decade more than Blxty-two per
cent., nnd our contributions have in?
creased nearly thlrty-tlvo per cent.
Our missions call loudly and with rea?
son for further reinforcements. Six mis?
sionaries aro under appointment and
awaiting orders of tho committee; nu?
merous applicants are desirous to be ac?
cepted and sent to the front. Your com?
mittee Is convinced that the work needs
to be widened and strengthened In vari?
ous ways, and In order to such enlarge?
ment and fuller development, we recom?
mend that the assembly call upon tho
churches for ?250,000.
The assembly expresses Its profound
satisfaction with the work known a? "the
forward movement," and gratofully no
knowledges Ita Indebtedness to Messrs.
J. L. Stuurt, L. I, Moffett and J. F. Pres?
ton for their vigorous and generous la?
bors, and recommends tho Executive Com?
mittee to continue the forward movement
among our churohes and to socure tho
services of thoso young men for another
Tho Korean mission has made request
that, In conjunction with the other Pres?
byterian missions, Its mlsslonnrioa be per?
mitted to organize an Independent Korean
Prnsbytery, of which they shall bo mem?
bers so far as ooncorns tho rights and
privileges of voting and participating In
all Its proceedings, but ecclesiastically
thoy shall he subject to the authority and
discipline of their home church, retaining
tholr full eccloslastlcal connection with
the Presbyteries In tho United StateB.
Tho nssembly Tecognlzes tho sorlous dif?
ficulties which confront our missionaries
In the development of tho native church,
and would suggest tho proposed move?
ment. It 'Is open to question whother
such action Is either constitutional
expedient, and In vlow of the Importance
of tho matter tho request of the Korean
mission Is raforred to on ad Interim com?
mittee, consisting of C. R. l?ernphlll, D.
D.; A. B, Curry, D. D.; T. H. Rico, D. D.;
Judge J. E. Dubose, Judgo II. C. Merritt,
which shall confer with all the parties
In Interest and report to tho next Gen
oral Assembly some plan to meet the
necessities of the case In Korea and other
Tho assembly electa the Rev. T. H.
Chester, D. D., as secretary, and ap?
points as Its Executive Committee for
the ensuing yoar the following! Rev. T.
If. Chester, D. D. secretary; n*v. J. H.
McNollly, D. D., Rev. W. M. Andereon,
D. D., Rev. J. ??. Baehman. D. D., Rov,
C. R. Hoinphlll, D. D., Rev. W. S. Jacobs,
Rov. T. P, Cowan, W. II. Raymond, O,
" Tbo quality which we call
? lovelinouu ' " ?Raskin
Thi? belonga essentially to
every piece of which passes
through the loving hands
of an artist-craftsman. Yet
its cost is always moderate,
Had their skin maJe soft as velvet and tweet as roses this morning by
And 20,000 mothers were made happy thereby. Remember, Munyon's Witch
Hazel Soap quickly eases baby of hives, chafing, and all forms of baby rash; It
cures skin disorders In old as well as young ; It Is so excellent for the complexion
that many women prefer It even to the French toilet soap that costs as high as $u
Setit metyivhtre .? / it per eake.
H. Basketto, J. D. Blanton, W. 8. Adams.
Rev J. G. Cannon, D. D., Rev. G. ??. Pat?
terson, D. D? Rev. William Invino, D.
D? C. A. Rowlands, Jr? ?. M. Carroll.
TO COMBINE OFFICES.
The question of combining the ofllcos
of tho secretary of publication and the
superintendent of Sabbath schools with
one secretary for tho combined ofllce,
occupied nearly all the aftornoon session.
Two reporta were brought In by tho Joint
commlttce'of tho standing Committee of
Publication and Sabbath Schools. The
majority report favored the consolida?
tion, while the , minority report opposed.
The combination of the two offices was
ovartured by the Synod of North Caro?
lina, and tho Preebvterlei ot Nashville
West Hanover, Ablngdon and Western
District, The matter was warmly debated
hy many members, but a conclusion hnd
not been reached at the timo for adjourn?
To-night a popular meeting was held
on home missions, with addressee by
Rev. Mr. Morris- secretary of homo mis?
sions; Dr. Caldwell, Dr. I.uinpkln, Dr.
Wlllclo. Dr. Mooro presided.
HARY BALDWIN SEMINARY
The Young Ladles Who Received Med?
als and Diplomas.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BTAUNTON, VA?, May 27.?The clos?
ing: exercises of tho Mary Baldwin Semi?
nary were hold yesterday and last night.
Tho morning exercises were opened with
prayer after which a short progrtimme In
Instrumental music woo rendered. After
tho musical exercises wore brought to an
end, prizes and medals wero dellveretl to
those entitled thereto by Rev. A. M. Fra?
ser, of the First Presbyterian Church.
While tho medal? were being distributed
Rev. Francis R. Beattlo delivered an elo?
quent address. Those receiving medals
Instrumental mulec, Mary Stratton and
Nannie Hlgglnbotham; vocal music, MIbs
Marie Kamsey; art, Miss. Hill Carter;
French. Estollo Paxton; elocution, Mar?
garet Stephenson; composition. Cornelia
Morgan; general excellence in music,
Misses Creel Tinder, Cameron Bro"?vn, Lola
Huffman; scholarship medals, Misses Ma?
bel Deftwlch and Mary oRbertson.
Drplomos?Art. MIhs Mattie Anderson;
muele, Misses Cameron Browning. Lola
Huffman, Creel Tinder; academic course,
Willie Bell Hemllton, Cecilia Woodo; uni?
versity course, Misses Mabel Wharton
Leftrlch, ?Mary oRbertson and Janle Wil?
A Brilliant Wedding of Well-Known
(Bpoclnl to The Times-Dispatch.)
WARRENTON, VA?, Mny 27.?The homo
of Mra. R. Taylor Scott was the scene of
a charming wedding this afternoon. The
brido was Miss Mary Welby Scott, daugh?
ter of the late R_ Taylor Scott, attorney
general of thle Stato while the Broom,
Mr. John Augustine Chill?n Keith, Is e
son of the late Ishnm Keith und a
neohow of Judge Keith, of the Supreme
Mr. Keith Is a prominent young law?
yer here, being a man of unquestioned
ability and sterling Integrity. The bride
was handsomely gowned In white crepe
do chine and chiffon.
The matron of honor. Mrs. B. F. Hor
dle, carried an exquisite bouquet of Bride's
rosos. Mr. Ishnin Keith wan best man
and the following gentlemen acted as
ushers: Messrs. Samnol Applet on, Ed?
ward Turner, Latham Fletchor and Ed?
ward Bpllman. Bishop Gibson officiated.
Some ot those presont from a distance
wero Judge aivd ???. Carter Scott, Judgo
Keith, Miss Annls Howard, Mrs. Armls
tead Wolford, of Richmond; -Mrs. Hen
nlnghnm Bpllman, Major and Mrs. Good,
man, of Philadelphia and Mr. and Mrs.
Otto Hess, of New York.
Besides those mentioned, many others
woro present, all who enjoyed later on
the abundant hospitality of tho Scott's
Tho couple left on the evening train for
a brief trip. On tholr roturn ?Mr. Keith
will resume his law practice hero.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
BTI?VTONB VILLE, VA., May 27.?Never
was thoro a more beautiful marriage than
the one solemnised at Howort?ns Baptist I
Church at 8 A. M.'j May Hth, when Mr.
J. 13. Shackelford, a prosperous real es?
tate agent of Pinner's Point, led to tho
altar Miss A. Ruth Courtney, of King
and Queen county, Tho church was ar?
tistically decorated with evergreen and
roses, a large boll of snowballs being
hung over tho position for the contracting
part?an. Just before the appointed hour
several seleet ploces of niualc were played
on the phonograph by Mr. Louis Carlton,
after .which Miss Virila Tombs, of Miller's
Tavorn, rendered the wedding march.
In strict timo with the rniiBlc, twelve
ladles, gowned In white organd???, six on
either sido, entered the church from tho
rear und marched dowh the aisle to tho
end doors, when twelve gentlemen en?
tered In pairs and mnrched to the altar,
whero thoy were Joined by the young
Next came tho maid of honor, Miss
Wlllio Allon, preceding tho bride, who
followed, leaning on the arm of her
brothor, Mr. B. 8. Courtney, while the
groom entered with Iho best man, Mr.
Juntos Jones, of Richmond. After the
ceremony was performed by the bride's
pastor, Rov. Frank B. Beale, and the eeul
or matrimony hud been placed on the
britlo's finger, the phonograph played tho
closing march, the bride woaiing a liund
tiome gown of white organdy and a tulle
veil, und carried a lovely bouquet of
bride's roses. Tho happy couple loft nn
the Ruppnhanuonck steamer for a
Northern tour. Thoy will reside In Pin?
ner's Point after the 21st.
A reception was given by tho bride's
father, Mr, C D. Courtney, tho evening
before tho marriage, whero many report
a pleasant timo.
(Hlieclul to The TliiiPH-IlUinitrli.)
LIDEvSBima, VA? Muy 27.-Mr- Ed?
ward P. Watson, of Watson, this coun?
ty, and Miss Maggie Carter, of Prince
William county, Va., were married Tues?
day at the homo of the bride's parents,
Mr. 'and Mrs. J. A. Carter, of Thorough?
fare. Prlnco Wllllnm oounty. After tlio
ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Watson left for
a brldul tour to Northern cities. They
will reside at Wut-am after their ro?
Professor Bowles Here.
Prof. W. A. Bowles, of the institution
for tho deaf and blind at Slaunton, Is la
tho city and lu registered at Murphy's.
Prof. -Howies has been recently elected a
member of the now Stute Board of Kilucu
tlon? aloni?' with Prof, Kent, of thu Uni?
versity, aud P??.. T4vou G. Tyler, of WU
Annua? Historical Outing to
TEA AT NELSON HOUSE
A Monument to Be Erected Over the
Now Unmarked Grave of General
Nelson?A Stirring Address by
R. S. Thomas.
(BpecUl to The) Tluiea-Oleipatcb.)
YORKTOWN, VAX. May 27_The
Colonial Damea of America, Btuto of Vir?
ginia, on their annual hioturlcul outing,
arrived horo to-day on 'the Hteumar
Hampton about 1 o'clock. About 250
Dames and their lnvlled guests were
abourd, and lmmedlutejy on lauding pro?
ceeded to the NelHon Houbo to celebrato
Nclaon Day and memorialize the life i
and deeds of Governor Nelaon, the Amer- ]
Tea was served In the old Nelson din?
ing-room by three of the direct descend?
ants of Odi?rni Nelson?Mrs. Corbln
Mercer and Mrs. Robins, of Richmond'
Mrs, Alfred Withers, of Gloucester
ORIGINAL 8ILVER fliRVICE.
Part of the silver service used was
a portion of the old Nelson plate. Rev.
Robert Strange, of Rlohmond, mudo tho <
Introductory prnyer. An elegant poem,
entitled. "Nelson of York." by Dr. J. Des?
ile Hull, of William and Mary College, a
perfect gem of literary art and histori?
cal lore, wns read by the author. A
stirring nddrcss by Hon. Richard S.
Thomas, of Bmlthfleld, on the battle of
Yorktown, closed tho short but Impres?
Rev. H. A. White, D. D., of Columbia,
8. C, presided In tho absence of J. L.
Mercer, of Wllllamsburg,. A rising vote
of thanks was tendered Mr. John Crook
sliaiik und fcmlly, the present occupant
of the famous old mansion, for his cour?
tesy In giving up his historic homo to tho
i ladles' plensure. -
MONUMENT TO NELSON.
One of the curiosities of Tue occasion
wns the part brought forth that tho
grave of the distinguished hero lies un?
marked nnd almost forgotten In Grnca
churchyard, side by side with the grnvo '
of his less Illustrious ancestors.
Dr. Hall announced to the assemblage
thnt a monument was to ho erected over i
tho grave by nn eminent Virginian, ?
one of his direct descendants, nnd ho 1
took the opportunity to allow the Nelson j
descendants to contribute, If thoy wish
to. Among tho gentlemen present wan !
tho distinguished author, Dr. Thomaa ,
Nelson Page, of Washington.
The party united In pronouncing tho
outing an unqualified success. It was In ?
a great manner duo to tho efforts of Mrs. |
C. ??. Coleman, of Wllllnmsburg, who
managed tho affair handsomely.
The Colonial Dames left for home all
4 o'clock. Among the visitors were Mr. ?
and Mrs. Charlea Seiden, Mrs. Ralph
Glover, Mrs. Molile Wallace, Mr. p??
Mrs. Conquest, Mr?. J. B. Llghtfoot, Mrs.
Dr. Jacob Michaux, Mr. and Mr?. E.. V?
Valentino, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fun?
ston, Mr. nntl Mrs. ??. D. Stnnnrd. of
Richmond; Mr. und Mrs. Travers. Mrs,
R. A. Gibson. Mr. and Mrs. Corbin
Mercer and son, Mrs. Robins, Mrs. Mary
E. and O. B. Valentine, Miss Montague,
Mrs. John Endors, Mr. nnd Mrs. Thomas
Boiling, Mrs. Cnakle Cabell, Mis? Lind?
say, Miss Dunlnp, Miss Alice Parker,
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffreys, Mrs. Charles C.I
Smith, Mrs. Oppenhlmer, Miss Lena,"
Mayo, Mrs. Tompklns. Mrs. I.ottlrr, Mrs.
Pnlmer, Mrs. J. T. Ellyson. Miss W.
Ellyson, Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. W. L.
Roynll and Rev. J. Calvin .Stewart, of
Richmond; Rov. nnd Mrs. J. ?A. Whlto,
of Columbln, R, C.: Mr?. R. C. Thotnnn.
of Bmlthfleld; Mr. Barney, of New York:,
Miss Anno Pago Vandegrlft and Page,
Vandegrlft, Mr. nnd Mrs. Alfred With?
ers, Miss Elizabeth Meredith. Hon. J.l
Lyon Tnllnferro nnd Mr?. J. M. Wallnco,
of Gloucester; Mrs. C. W, Coleman, Mrs.
?,??? G, Tyler. Mrs. J. B. C. Spencer,
Miss Virginia Wise. Mrs. Dr. ,T. T e-dln |
Hpll. Mr. E. G. Reed nnd Mr. Bb'tr |
Spene.r, with mnny othere from Wll.
The Southern Entering Condemnation
Proceedings for Right of Way.
(IJlierliil to The ??|1?.??-|1|?|??????|?.)
CRAB ORCHARD, VA?, Muy 27.?Mr. ?1*
H. Sowall, attorney of Joiiesvllle, m I.ee
countv; the land attorney for tlio R. C,
Billiard Thurston Company, of Louisville, I
Ky., and C. Pnrdee Company, of Phlhidal- '
jihla, Pa., was hero on a hind deal I ist
week and closed out a contract with
Robert McConnell for his farm here on.
the North Fork.
The Southern Railway Company Is now
entering suits for tho condemnation o?
tho lands they need for the right of wny)
of their railway from Wurletu up to Har?
lan Courthouse, Ky.
YOU'LL LOOK WELL
And feel well, too. If you will only tnke
a dose of Hostettor's Stomach Bitters)
before each meal. It will AID DIGES?
TION, PREVENT THE BOWELS FROM
BECOMING CONSTIPATED and thu
blood Impure, STEADY THE' NERVES
and STIMULATE THE LIVER AND)
KIDNEYS. These are the secrets of
good health ami must ho observed.
Hundreds of ulcl.ly men and women
have been piade strong and healthy by)
tho Bitters. Bo auro to try It.