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LOTS OF COAL
Not as Low as It Was Before
Last Year's Strike.
PLEAD GUILTY TO LARCENY
A Nominal Penalty for Robbing Rail?
road Cars?Big Mortgage on the
Atlantic and Danville
,?p?mfll to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)'
NORFOLK, VA., July 17.-There In ah
abundance of .?team coal coming to this
mnrket now. Tho price Is not as low as
it was before the strikes of two years
ago und of last year, but It Is low enough,
$;...Vi to $1.25, to enable the factories to
put In a supply to last for the season.
But It Is not usuil for tho factories In
this vicinity to lay In large quantities.
Tho bulk of the coal received hare Is sent
away In cargo lots from the Norfolk and
Western Railway piers.
Several naval colliers have been hero
recently, and now thero ore schooners
nnd several steamers awaiting cargoes.
Hard coal Is abundant, and tho price
Is $r,,50 to $7, without much chance for
a decline. The dealers ore getting all
of both kinds of coal they ran sell, but
there Is not an active demand at the
PLEADED GUILTY OF LARCENY.
The strange sceno of a young white
man pleading guilty of larceny appeared
In court this morning. .J. A. McL-mghlin
Is about twenty-five years old. He was
connected with the yard service of the
Norfolk and Western Railway when cars
were entered frequently and robbed sys?
tematically. This morning Common?
wealth's Attorney Tllton made a state?
ment to Judge A. R. Hanckel, of the
Corporation Court, and asked him to Im?
pose a. nominal sentence of fifteen days'
imprisonment In two cases against Mc?
Laughlin, which was done.
Tho statement was to the effect that
<he accused had been the dupe of the
principals In the robberies, and that he
had rendered great assistance to the
officers of the company In enabling them
to detect and arrest the robbers, and
on that account and because the accused
was not very bright, the officials re?
quested that the punishment of. the ac?
cused be reduced to a nominal sentence.
ATLANTIC & DANWILLE MORTGAGE.
The Atlantic and Danville Railway
Company has mide a deed to the Trust
Company of America', trustee. In Nor?
folk county clerk's office, for a second
mortgage to secure a bond Issue of $1,323,
fOO, payable In 184S, and to bear Interest
at the rate of 4 per cent, per annum.
The Atlantic and Danville Railway Com?
pany, which Is under lease to the South?
ern Railway Company until 1048, has
first mortgage bonds outstanding to the
amount of $4,425,i?0. Tho mortgage Is
in booklet form, and contains 54 pages.
The State tax collected by Clerk A. H.
Martin was $1,403.40, and the recording
fee $1S. T ht/ deed will be. recorded in
twelve counties In Virginia and six coun
iles In North Carolina, It being necessary
to record it In every county and State
through which the road runs.
BOY RESCUED FROM NEGRO.
John Magruder, the eleven-year-old boy
for whom Superintendent William G.
Ashley, of the Union Mission, has been
searching for the past two weeks, Is once
again at the mission, and Superintendent
Ashley proposes that he shall not stray
away a second time. Early this morning
Nancy Portlock, tho negro woman who
had Johnny, was found In a house In
"White's row by the mission officers. When
told that she would be handed over to
the, police the woman became very peni?
tent and ee?? the boy to the mission,
on Church Street, a few hours later. The
boy complains of bad treatment, and the
woman will be arrested.
BITTEN BY RATS.
Little Elllel Hodges, son of Captain
George W. Hodges, of NO. U4 North Ave?
nue, and Miss Ruth Lee. of No. 116 North
Avenut, were badly bitten by rats on
Monday night while asleep, Little El
liel's hand was badly bitten, and Miss
Ruth's arm was bitten slightly.
Mr. William N, Bowden, for the past
year chief clerk to Captain V. E. McBce.
the? fourth vice-president of the Seaboard
Air Line Railway, left last night for New
Orleans, La., where he has accepted a
position with ?. prominent firm of cotton
CHARGED WITH DESERTION.
Seventeen sailors were arrested here
this evening as deserters from the steam?
er Rancaqua, first Chilian ship that ever
came Into this port. They came off the
vessel this morning. They say their
terms of service expiro in three days, and
they do not wish to start on a long voy?
age back to Valparaso on that ship. They
complain of the food and of the treat?
ment and threats of death of the cap?
Captain H. W. Sorensen makes the
charge of desertion, and the men have
been arrested and locked up by tho po?
lice. They claim there Is due them $2,000
for wages, and have proceeded to libel
SCOTT COUNTY COURT
Murder Case is Continued??Distillery
License Refused?Normal Schools.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
GATE CITY, VA.. July 17.-County
Court hiis been In session since Monday.
The case of Drayton Salyer. charged
with the murder of Lllburn Ramey. was
continued until the September term' of
Application for license to manufacture
Kplrituous liquors by P. L. Jett and W.
11. Jett were refused by the court.
The normal school for the teachers of
Scott county, which has been In session
at Shoemaker College for the past two
veeks, will close the 18th. An examina?
tion will be conducted by Superintendent
W. B. Smith for teachers' certificates
to teach In the public schools of Scott
county at the closet of the institute.
The normal school conducted by County
Bup*rintendent W. D. Smith, assMcd by
Professor F. B. Fltzpatri'ck and tho
other members of the , faculty of Shoe?
maker College, has been largely attended
hy the teachers of the county, and has
been a very successful training school
of methods In preparing the teachers for
W. Powell Hale, an Impersonator'and
dramatic reader, gave an entertainment
at the college chapel last night to a large
house, which was well rocelved. Pro?
fessor Hole Is unsurpassed as an enter?
tainer and ih acfjuirlug a. wide reputation
as an Impersonator.
WIFE STAYS HIS HAND
A Suffolk Merchant Who Threatened
to Shoot Himself.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
SUFFOLK, VA.. July 17.-"Don't sell
that man any shells; ho is my husbtind,
and. ha wants to kill htmnelf."
Thus said a lady this afternoon as she
rushed Into a prominent hardware atore,'
The husband was their already and he
was having a salesman fix up a package
of cartridges when the wife ramo in
The store folks did as the wife re
That the young girl has of womanhood
is not seldom a paififul one. She learns
to know what headache means, and back?
ache, and sometimes is sadly borne down
by this new experience of life.
All the pain and misery which young
girls commonly experience at such a
time, may in almost every instance be
vented or cured
by the use of
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tion. It estab?
ity. It tones up
womanly weakness or disease.
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Ohio. "I waa troubled with severe pains every
month when I wrote to you for advice. After
receiving your letter and following Its dlrec
lions, I am now happy to say that after five
years of untold Buffering: I have not had any
pain? since first using your ' Favorite Prescrip?
tion,' I was induced through a friend to write to
you and follow your kind advice. 1 thank God
and Dr. R. V. Pierce for the health I now en|oy.
I shall urge other women who suffer as I did io
use your medicine."
?Favorite Prescription" makes weak
?women strong, sick women well. Ac?
cept no substitute for the medicine
which works wonders for weak women.
Weak and sick women are invited to
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and sacredly confidential. Address Dr.
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Medical Adviser is sent free on receipt
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Send ai one-cent stamps for the book in
paper covers, or 31 stamps for the cloth
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Buffalo, N. Y.
riuested, and did not sell any of the
death-laden brass pieces
The husband, temporarily baffled, said
he did not mean to be outdone, and said
he would find a. way to get the shells
very soon, and when ho did ho said ho
would dentroy himself
So far nothing moro has come of the
incident, and the gentleman, who Is a
merchant, may have given up his pur?
The cause of the rash threat and the
reason for his wife's prompt knowledge
of his Intentions are not known.
MRS. LITTRELL KILLED
BY A RUNAWAY TEAM.
(Speclsl to The Times-DUpstch.)
ROANOKE, VA. July 17.?Mrs. Henry
Littroll, wife of a Roanoke farmer, was
killed In ? runaway accident to-day near
this city. She was coming to Roanoke
with her husband and two children, one
six and the other four years of age, In
a wagon drawn by mules. The mules
made a sharp turn, overturned the
wagon and threw Mrs. Llttrell and the
Mrs. Llttrell was pitched over on the
tongue, and the mules ran about two hun?
dred yards with her head striking the
ground. When they were stopped her
skull was found to be fearfully fractured.
She was brought to the hospital in this
city and died soon after arrival.
She was a, Miss Trout, of Roanoke
county, and was twenty-four years of
age. She Is survived by her husband,
who is half crazy with grief, and two
A Lively Fight on to Fill Vacancy Made
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., July 17.
A lively fight Is on for the clerkship In
Epotsylvania. made vacant by the going
away of Clerk J. P. H. Crismond. Sheriff
T. A- Harris, one of the moet popular
men In the county, Is being endorsed by
/\ large number of citizens In every por?
tion' of the county. Commonwealth's
Attorney Lee J. Graves and Hon. J. H.
Blscoe, member of the House of Dele?
gates, are also receiving strong support
from their friends. The ofllco will proba?
bly be legally declared vacant at the next
term of court and the appointment made
by Judge R. E. Waller.
BROTHER, AND SISTER
DROWNED WHILE BATHING
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
SUFFOLK, VA.. July 17.?While bath?
ing this afternoon near Carrollton, Isle
of Wight county. Va., Miss Eliza Black
well, aged sixteen years, and her brother,
Robert, got beyond their depth and were
drowned. There were neveral others In
the bathing party whose lives came near
Miss Blackwell and Robert were chil?
dren of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Blackwell,
members of well known families In that
neighborhood. A search for the bodies
soon was begun,
The young woman whose life was In
most peril, aside from those who per?
ished, Is Miss Mamie H.ddlck.
IS NOT A CANDIDATE
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
WINCHESTER, vk:, July 17.-Mr. S.
H. Hansbrough, upon his return from a
meeting of State asylum directora at
Marlon, Va., to-day, positively refused
to become a candidate for the Stato Sen?
ate against Senator Lupton and Judge
Mr. Hansbrough has discovered that his
name was sent to the county chairman
without his consent.
BOY FALLS INTO
Mr. Bolton Loses Two Grand?
children in Two
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
LYNCHBURG, VA., July IT.-Harvey
Savage, little son of Mrs. C. y. Savage
of Norfolk, fell Into a well sixty-three
feet deep early thle morning and wan
Instantly killed. The boy was visiting
his grandfather. Mr. M. H. Bolton, at the
Mr. Bolton had carried a bucket of
water into the building, and when he
returned to the yard he was alarmed to
find that his grandson had disappeared
A. brief search showed that the ?aa had
fallen Into the well.
When the boy was brought to the sur?
face It was found that the skull had been
terribly fractured. Tho sad accident was
a double affliction for Mr. Bolton, for
on yesterday he reoelveri a. telegram tell?
ing of the death In Manchester of am
other grandson. Milton Bolton, son of
Mr. Ernest Bolton
Two More Take Their Old
Positions In Petersburg.
SENDING CARMEN HERE
A Night Watchman Who Walks Eighteen
Miles on His Rounds Ever, Night.
Grand Jury to Investigate
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dispalch.)
PETERSBURG, VA., July l7.-Motor
man Harris, another striker, returned to
work In Petersburg this morning. It Is
said that threo others will return in a
few days. Tho company now has all the
men they need In Petersburg, and sev?
eral of the men who have been employed
on the lino In this city have been sent to
Richmond to run cars there.
The case of John T. Harris and wlfo
against tho Camp Manufacturing Com?
pany was heard by Judge Mullen this
afternoon, at tho request of Judge Mul?
len, tho case having been removed from
Sussex to Petersburg. Harris and wife
made a' contract with the Camp Manu?
facturing Company, In which the company
was given certain rights of way through
their land. Harris and wife now petition
the court to grant them an Injunction re?
straining the company from operating
roads through the land in question, on the
ground thnt the contract was for threo
years, and that time has expired. The
Camp Company allege that they are not
exceeding their rights.
The plaintiffs are represented by Mr.
Henry Butler, of Waverly, and the de?
fendants by Messrs. Robert Turnbull, R.
B. Davis and J. C. Parker.
A well known gentleman In this city,
sixty-nine years of age, recently accepted
a position as night watchman In a man?
ufacturing plant In the country. He was
required to make his roundsi thirty-six
times each nlghtThe distance around the
plant was exactly half a mile, making
eighteen mllee the watchman had to walk
each night. The old gentleman held the
jot more than half a month, walking In
that time two hundred and eighty miles.
A raise In wages was offered him as an
"inducement to stay, but he declined and
gave up the position.
Tho grand Juiy, after a brief session
this morning, adjourned until next Tues?
day. The Jury would have Investigated
the recent derailment of an electric car
on Washington Street but for the absence
of witnesses, who are in the country. It
is presumed that the case will be Inves?
tigated by them next Tuesday. The civil
docket of the Corporation Court will be
called to-morrow morning.
The Tippecanoe Tribe of Red Men trans?
acted regular business at their meeting
last night. Two members were received.
STRUCK BY A TRAIN.
John Jackson, colored, an employe of
the Atlantic Coast-Line Railway at the
Mount Airy Shops, who was found In an
unconscious condition at the shops last
Monday night, though much improved, Is
still at the Home for the Sick. Jackson
was found beside the tracks with a wound
on his head, and It was thought h? was
struck by a train. Jackson does not know
how he was hurt, but believes that ha
?was knocked In the head by a man with
whom he had had nome trouble recently.
Both Jackson* and She man who Is sut?
pected of the assault live In Wllllamsburg.
An unsuccessful attempt was made last
night between 9 and 10 o'clock to rob the
store of Jones and Company, on Mar?
ket Street. The cash register bell was
heard to ring and a man was discovered
in the store. Police Officer Collier was
called to the scene, but the robber had
made his escape.
Petersburg Lodge of Elks had a picnic
and barbecue at Ellerslie to-day.
LEVER CARS JUMP TRACK
Bridge-Building Hands Are Badly
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
IVANHOE. VA., July 17.-The Iron
bridge force putting in bridge at Pierce's
Alili for Norfolk and Western Railroad
two miles from here on coming In from
work yesterday had three lever cars
running together, and were running at
about a 15-mlle rate, when the middle
car Jumped the track, throwing the
John Mockley, of Newport News, Va,,
and William Atliff, of Roeklngham coun?
ty, were thrown under the rear car, which
seriously wounded Mockley, breaking one
leg In two places, also some ribs.
Atliff was badly hurt, but It Is thought
he will recover. A car was sent In here
for Drs. Clarke and Lane, who rendered
all medical attention possible.
The two men will be taken to the City
Hospital at Roanoke this evening.
A PRINTER MAKES
A BAD MISTAKE
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
WINCHESTER, VA., July 17.-Several
weeks ago a compositor on a Valley
newspaper made a mistake In "setting
up" a personal announcing tho safe ar?
rival of Mrs. Minnie Manning at her
hemo In Brldgewater. after a visit to
Charlestown. W. Va. Im-tead of "ar
rived," the printer made it "died" at her
home. The result was that tho error was
republlshed by almost every paper in
this section, and friends of Mrs, Man?
ning were greatly worried, until by let
ter, telegraph and personal visits they
found the lady alive and In excellent
FROM COEBURN TO BIG j
STOISft GAP BY TROLLEY
(Special to The Time?-Dlep?teh.)
LYNCHBURG, VA.. July 17.-Hon.
Henry M. Smythe, of Russell county, ex
minister to Haytl, was here this morn?
ing, en route to Richmond, where he
will apply for a charter for the Cum?
berland Transportation, Lighting nnd
Power Company, which proposes to con?
struct and operate an electric car? line
from Coeburn to Big Stone Gap, a dis?
tance of twenty-live miles.
Horse Show at Herndon, ?
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.?
LEESBURG, VA., July 17.-The Hern?
don H?rse Show and Racing Association
will give a two-days' Horse Show and race
meet on Wednesday and Thursday, Sep?
tember 9th and 101 h, at Hernuon, Fair?
fax county, Va. Three races win be he m
each day, consisting of Hat, hurdle and
Hotting races. ?
The harness, sporting tandem, park
hack, gaited saddle, hunter and draft
classes are having ?ntrles of well-known*
horses, . ., ,
The grounds are conveniently located 0n
the Southern Railway within a fotv miles
? ?- ?.
Buslnees College Buldin?.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
L,YNCHBURG, VA.. July I7.-The Pied.
mont Buslne-s Collego, of Lynchburg, hau
contracted for tho erection of a. new
(school building to cost $14,000 . "ew
Suitable for Grates, Cooking Ranges, Stoves and Furnaces.
NO SMOKE OR SOOT, BURNS ENTIRELY UP, LEAVES NO CLINKER OR CINDER.
When lighted, catches up in half the time required for Pennsylvania anthra?
cite and yet, if properly handled, will last longer than any other coal now in use.
Requires less wood to light and less trouble to maintain.
We make the broad statement that the discovery of this particular body of
coal, from which the " Merrimac " brand is mined, places on the market the
finest domestic coal known.
It seems that nature, in tho preparation of this
coal, has in lier own peculiar way, provided all tho
essential elements necessary for a perfect fuel.
Soft coal is quickly consumed, its soot and smoke
fill the air as well as the houses and make it unfit
for domestic use.
Penns3'lvania anthracite is hard to kindle, and
requires too much time to obtain a good fire, and a
good fire must bo maintained or it will go out, leav?
ing the grate or stove filled with cinders.
Merrimac anthracite catches up quickly and for
several hours maintains without attention a delight
ful fire. A peculiar feature of the coal is that the
ash is tough and does not fall away from the live
coals, and as the coating of ash gradually becomes
deeper combustion is gradually arrested, and as the
fire will not go out until the entire coal is consumed
the result is a most remarkable keeper. In this
manner also, a small fire can bo kept without fear of
going out, as with other anthracite. If it is desired
to have the coal burn more freely a few movements
of the poker underneath or a few shakes of the grate
in the stove and combustion rapidly begins.
Its use will give comfort and pleasure.
FOR SALE 13V OOAL. DEALERS.
Principal Office, Ebel Building =
= RICHMOND, VA.
A WILD GAR
Shot from Bridge Approach
at Newport News.
FOUR MEN WERE INJURED
The Newport News Light Infantry Re?
turn Home?State Labor Commis?
sioner Doherty Takes Part in .
Raising Funds for Strikers.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. July 17.-A
large open trolley car of the Hampton
Roads Railway shot from the Twenty
sixth Street bridge approach this eve?
ning, and four men were Injured.
Tho air brakes refused to work and
the reverse current could not check the
speed of the car on the steep down grade.
The car plunged from the tracks as It
struck the curve at the foot of the bridge,
careening to one side and raising the
wheels on tho other off the ground. It
was crowded with people, and but for
the fact that most of them threw their
v.eight to the higher side. It would have
turned over, in all probability.
A number of men were thrown to the
ground and received a shaking up. Four
were Injured. Two were removed to their
homes in Hampton Immediately. Tholr
names could not be learned.
COMPANY G AT HOME.
Company G, Seventy-first regiment of
Virginia infantry (Newport News Light
Infantry), returned homo to-day from
striko duty in Richmond. Captain C.ll
kerson brought back fifty men. This was
the last company of the Seventy-first
regiment to Tomain in Richmond.
Hon. E. C. Madison (oemocral), who
formerly represented the Newport News
district in the Legislature before the
State was redlstrlcted for the Legisla?
ture has announced his candidacy to
represent the district made up of War?
wick York, James City. Charles City and
New Kent counties and Willlamsburg.
WILL ENLARGE PLANT.
The Consumers' Uslit. Heat and Power
Company has issued bonds in the amount
of $250,000 to enlat'S? and Improve Its
State Labor Commissioner Doherty and
a committee of four strikers from Rich?
mond attended the meeting to-night of
the Central Labor Union, ,lie committee
making an appeal for help from local
union labor men.
William and Tom Meltzer were arrested ?
by Oyster Inspector Sinclair this after?
noon, charged with illegally tonging
' ASTONISHING RESULTS.
Follow Each New Discovery of Science.
The great strides that medical science
Inns made in the last few years Is due to
the germ theory. When the germ of a
disease has been discovered, the doctor;!
havo not been slow In finding a dru?f I
kill It In a few years It will he rare t
find a bald-headed man or ? woman, t?,
i"!i..,? ?,,? nf hair is due to a dundiul
cess has been marveioue. \ot.u roiluro
has been so far reporte?, It Is also a
delightful hair dressing, free from oil or
sticky substances, ??? and be con?
vinced of Its actual merit, Sold by |0a<l
liur dru?clsts. Send lOc in stamps for
Sample to The Herplclde Co.. Detroit.
Mici?. Owens & Minor Drug Co., Special
for an economical drive of Pumps, Blowers
Hoists, Printing Presses, ?Machine Tools, etc.
Washington Office: 516 Bond Building.
Offices and Works, AMPERE, N. J.
Trouble With Another Man's
Wife Caused the Des?
(Speciil to .Thr Tlmes-Dispstcb.)
SUFFOLK, 'VA., July 17.?William
Baker, aged thirty-one years, about 7
o'clock this evening shot himself to death
in a graveyard near Whaleyvllle, Va.
He had troublo with another man's wife,
twenty years his senior, some weeks ago,
and it prayed on his mind. Baker was
out walking with a Mr. Bain shortly
before ho destroyed himself, and Bain
could not restrain him.
Baker suddenly left his friend and
climbed a fence, dring two shots, the
second of which crashed through his
brain. When Dr. Harrell arrived fifteen
minutes later, Baker was dying. He was
a son Of County Surveyor Beverly P.
Baker. A widow and four children Btir
Edmundson and Lacy Have No Opposi?
tion?A Republican Ticket.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
SOUTH BOSTON, VA.. July 17.-Major
H. A, Edmundson, of Houston, and James
T. Lacy, of Scottsburg, have announced
thai they will be candidates for re-elec?
tion to represent Halifax in the next
Legislature. No other Democratic can?
didates have appeared In the Held, and
from present Indications thero will he
nr. other names before the people.
It looks as If the nomination and elec?
tion is a foregone conclusion.
The Republicans will, however, have
candidates, and they say that great In?
roads will be made into tho Democratic
n-r.ks. They claim that the Mann law
will Induce many to depart from the Dem?
It Is true that In some sections there
h.? such a bitter feeling against the law
that some may wander off. The present
? herlff, treasurer and attorney for the
Vuinmonwenlth will have no opposition,
DUt In every district thero is a warm
tlrht going on for the office of commis?
sioner of the revenue.
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ARRESTHD FOR MURDER
Willard Brown Tried to Burn HlsWIfV
(Specilli to The Times.DUpntcli.)
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. July U.-Yes
Urdu y Snellii' Salmon, of Harnett, and
Deputy Sheriff Monaghan, of Cumber?
land, 'irrosl.d at-the plant of the 11m
ne.tt Lumber Company Cleveland Wil?
liams and Bennett Blue, negroes, on charge
01! the murder of Ed, Barney at Uplon
Church, Conner's Creek township, some
weeks ago, for which murder tho negro
McLean brothers are also now In the
Yesterday Mayor C. B. McMillan com?
mitted to jail William Brown, arrested by
Chief of Police Flowers, charged with
attempting to burn/the dwelling of his
wife, from whom ho has been separated
for some time.
Last night a burglar entered the res>
idence of Mrs. Marcie Walker, on Moore
Street, and crawled over a child In bed.
The child screamed and the man choked
It to still the cries, when the grand?
mother awoke, nnd he ran out the back
BIG POWDER PLANT
Fire-Brick Plant Is Employing
a Large Number of
(SpecUl to The Tlmes-Dl?|iiilrb.)
POCAHONTAS, VA., July 17,-The
Dupont Powder Company has just closed
a deal with C. Davidson for four hun?
dred acres of land In Abbs Valley, near
Pocahontas, Va., on which they will
begin at once the erection of a large pow?
der mill, which will give employment to
a large number of men.
The United States Coal and Coke Com?
pany has put In a large brick-yard near
that place for the manufacture of fire
brick. They also employ a large number
of men and are advertising for more,
offering to give $1.50 and ?2 per day for
MR. CARLTON V\ILL RU?7~
Toano, Va., July 17, 1003.
Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?Will you please give me a little
srace to say to the friends who have a
petition reQuestlng mo to recontlder my
declining to run for the House of Dele?
gates in the coming primary, I wish to
say to tho Oak Tree correspondent that
after our conversation such pressure has
been hrought to bear that 1 will an?
nounce myself as a candidate for tho
House of Delegates, subject to the pri?
mary. If nominated, I will give the best
service 1 am capable of. I thank the nu?
merous friends* In York, James City. New
Kent and Warwick counties for their kind
assurances, and will not betray their
trust or confidence.
J. G. CARLTON.
TO THE SEASHORE TO-MORROW
do on the i'TRlLRY" to NORFOLK,
OCEAN VIEW. CAl'i: HENRY and YIR,
GlNlA BEACH. Quickest, Rest and
"ONLY ALL-HAIL ROUTE." ?G?????,
K-VST Vi:STllU,'Ll-:i> TRAIN leavts
Bvrd'street Station S:?0 A. M. No chango
of cars between Richmond. Norfolit and
Virginia Beach. $1? round trip to Nor?
folk and Ocean View; $l.Ja to Capj Henry
and Virginia Beach,
Baptist Women to Meet at
of Drowning Child.
? (Special to The TIraes-DUpatch.)
WEST POINT, VA., July 17.?The ex?
cursion from West Point to Richmond,
under the auspices of the Volunteer Fire
Company and the Frances Bagby Y. W.
C. T. XJ. yesterday, was a euccese In
many directions. Not much money waj
cleared, but the prime object was a pleas?
ant outing to Reservoir Park and a dell
clous lunch at Kirkwood's, on Main
Street. The day was perfect.
Mrs, Thomas P. Bagby superintendent
of woman's mission work in the Dover
Association, will attend the meeting of
that body In Ashland Baptist Church,
beginning Tuesday and lasting three days.
The woman's meeting will convene on
Wednesday, 2d instant, and laut all ?lay.
A fine programme has been provided
and many prominent Baptist women will
Each church and society may send on?
delegate. Through the courtesy of the
Presbyterians, the women will hold the
meeting in the Presbyterian Church.
Mre. W. R. Broaddus and Mrs. J. A.
Sullivan will go as delegates from AVest
Point Baptist Missionary Societies. The
delegates from tho church will be Messrs.
W. R. Broaddus, R. C. Carden, I. H.
Gary, B, W. Edwards and Rev, J. A Sul?
At Dudley's Ferry, the home of Mr.
W. G. Brooks, just across the river from
West Point, there was no little excite?
ment and anxlsty when little Mildred
Copeland. of Norfolk, Va., the grand?
daughter of Mr. Brooks, a good, stout
girl of five or six years, fell overboard
In six feet of water, and would have
drowned but for the presence of mind
and heroic efforts of Miss Mary Lyman,
of Washington, D. C, u guest at the
Seeing no one upon whom she could
call, she, without a moment's hesitation,
Jumped Into the water and rescued Stil?
Mrs. W. P. Rray, two daughters and
son, of No. iti North Laurel Street, Rich?
mond, aro spending the summer at
"Wakema," their country home.
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, July 17-Th?
Board of Aldermen, In special session to?
night called an election for August 21st
on the question of Issuing ?lOO.ftw in bond?
for new water worksi and other Internal
. N. & W. Earnings.
Following I* a statement of th# est I.
ma ted gross earnings of the Norfolk and
Wester? Railroad for IM8? -.? ?
K?? second week of July, ?422.71S; sain?
week previous year, *???,$8?; ??"?*???.
?t??) Total for month to date. *797,??j
samo period previous year, ?61?,01?; In?? .