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Mrs. Wiiilam S. Dey Dies in
Convulslons from the Dose,
1TORFOLK BANKS UNITE
A Brave NegHo Prevents the Robbery
of the Safe of the Norfolk, Ports
moulh and Newport News
(Special to The Tlmos-Dlspatch.)
VORFODK, VA., August 24.-Untler tho
?aws of Vlrglnla Frank Prout, soiitoncoiJ
to two years' Imprlsonment for house
breakihg, will spend tlio remnlnder ofihls
days ln tho penlteiitlnry. Tho offenco of
whlch ho wns convlcted Is hls thlrd con
Tho deal for tho consolldatlon ot tho
Natlonal Bnnk of Commerco and the
City Natlonal Bnnk has now been con
i_.mma.ed, and tho flnal mootlng to close
the nogotlntlons was held thls afternoon,
lt Ia expected thnt the two banks wlll
be unlted In the Bank of Commerce bulld?
lng ln a few dnys. Meontlme prollmlnnry
a'rrangemehts for tbe erectlon of the blg
bank and ofllce bulldlng at tho northenst
corner of Mnln nnd Atluntlc Streets, to
bo occupled b.v the conaolldnted bank, are
STRYCHNINE BY MISTAKE.
Mrs. Olln Dey, wlfe of Mr. Wlltluin S.
Dev, dled thls morning at her home, No.
303 North Park Avenue, Branibloton, as
tho result of a mtstake ln taking, a dose
of modlcino. Mrs. Dey declded to tako a
dose of salts Just as she was alttlng
down to breakfast. Earller ln tbe morn?
ing she hnd mlxed strychnlne to give to
rats, and lt ls thought that she elther
took somo of the strychnlne through mis
take, or that she mlxed the salts wlth tho
spoon wlth whlch she hnd mlxed the
strychnlne, and ln an hour sho dled, de
splte tho best efforte of Drs. Meredith
nnd Moncuro to snve her.
Mra. Dev was formerly MIsb Olln Slmp
son, daughter of W. W. Slmpson, a
wealthy Norfolk county truckor.
A BRAVE NEGRO.
Fivo mosked men lnvadod tho Port
Norfolk jpowor-bouse of tho Norfolk,
Portsmouth and Newport News Company,
at 4 o'clock Sunday morning, wlth Iho
intentlon of robhlng tho condtietor's safo
thoro, contalnlng the Saturday recolpts
of both the Portsmouth llnes. Thoy were
drlven off bv the herolc not of a negro
emplovo, Robort Hlll, who wns ahot twloo,
once In ench log, and benton over the head
wlth a plstol btitt. Me wlll recover.
Thoro appeors to be no clue to tho
jdehtlty of tho robbers, but. bloodhounds
wore yosterdny set upon tholr trnll nnd
they were tracked to n. nearby swamp,
whero tho trnll was lost.
The story, nn tod by Superlntendent
Jones. Is ns follows:
Three of tho men camo flrst upon tho
flreman, Jlm Jones,. colored, who was
selzed, bound and gagged and thrown on
tho ash pile. They then entered tho
barn, revolvers ln hand, nnd found As?
slstant Flreman F. D. Ackermnn working
on the cars whlch had Just come in.
He was flred upon and wns mndo to
r.maln ln tho enr. Gaines. n colorod
cmploye, sought refuge under the en?
glne, nnd Is now mlsslng.
ROBERT HII-IVS HEROISM.
Robert Hlll heard tho nolso in tho barn
and came In to lnvestlgnte. As soon ns they
saw hlm one of thom grappled wlth hlm
nnd struck hlm ovor tho hend wlth a
plstol. He toro hlmaolf looso and ran
and thoy fired nt hlm thrlco. Two shots
took effect, ono In elther leg. Iie drag
ged hlmself o tho homes of tho conduc
tors and motormon llving In tho vlclnity.
Mr. Drltcoll, the foreman of tho powor
hcuse nlght shlft, was away, but for all
the lnvadlng pnrty know they may havo
had to face flve men In tho barn. Thelr
audacity under the clrcumstances ls a
matter of wonder to tho rollwny offlcials.
The safe contalnlng the largo Saturday
colloctlons from both tho llnes wns in
the room through which Hlll was pur
sued, but although robbery was qulte
evldontly tho object of tho mon, thoy
?failed to stop, evldontly fearlng |thnt
trjeir shootlng had aroused tho nelghbor?
AERONAUT'S NARROW ESCAPE.
Charles Rnymond, tho neronaut. whlle
about to ojnke an ascent at Cnpe Henry
last evonlng.. had*'*-. nnrrow escape. Just
ns the tialloon wns nbout to be released
for lts 2,000 foot fllght, Ihe canvas top
of the blg lnflntcd bng burst lnto llnnio,
nnd the balloon dropped back to oarth,
Had the accldent occurred hlgh In the
nli Raymond would havo fnllen to cer?
Mrs. Wllllam Buxton, of Cottage Place,
v>h\\e boardlng a train for Rlchmond yos
t.rdny, was knockod down and iior foot
was crushed by the suddon bncking of
A NEW FEEDER.
The Seaboard Alr Dlnp and thls port ls
llable tn have another foodor, tapplng tho
rlch flelds and vast tlmber wealth of the
country about Dunn nnd Cllnton, North
Carollna, and lncldentnJly ivndltig tho
terrltory heretofore coceded to bo Atlantic
A line Is now ln proccssi of construc
tlon southward from Apex, on the Scn
bcard, to those points. It Is stated on
rellable authorlty tbat tho wonllhy Dukes,
of Durham, ihe prlnclpal stockholders
ln the American Tobacco Company, are
behlnd the scheme.
They have bullt a number of cotton nnd
othor mllls through tho terrltory men?
tloned, und these are now reached by that
portlon of the road thnt has been al?
Thls runs from Apex to Duke, n new
inanufapturing BOttloinent, The productH
of the mllls1 along the new 1 Iin, aiv al?
ready belng Shipped through here, and
Fome of tho tltnbor to be found along
the new road ls belng shipped here,
Mr. John C, Angler, who is bulldlng
1he road, wns ln tho clly to-day. He was
n COller at tha genernl otllees of tbo Sen
l,rard Alr I.lnn Railway thls morning.
nnd lt Is thought thnt trnlhe urrangi
inents wero ln procoss of urrnngeineni,
hut nothlng. nnturally, wns glven out
on tho BUbJoct,
BLACKSTONT. GERMAN CLUB
Give an Elegnnt Entertainment In Honor
of Visitlnt', Young Ladles.
(Speelal ln Tho Tlmes-Dlspntch.)
BI_A<1KBTUNE, VA., August _-l,?One of
tho largest nnd most enjoyahle dnnees
/given hore for h long whlle whb Iho
or.e hy the Rla. kstuuo German ClUl. la.sl
Danrlng wat? hogun about io o'clock
nnd kept up untll after 3 o'clock |n iho
rnornlng. Muslo whb furnlshed l,y a Mrlng
),and from I'otorHburg, and ihe large rnu
*le hall. whlch had been clear.-,l of all
?0Hts, was .llled with Iho couple- taking
I.lght refrefhrnentB were served at Rip
l,erger'K roMaurnnt, Just aero^n tho _ ireet.
There wero many vh.tlng young ladles
j.resent, nrnor.g some of whom are the
Miss Va.s, of Moblle. Ala ; Misses
Thornton, of Tasewell, Vn.; MIbs Marlln,
aT Farrovllle; MIbs Tucker, of Danville;
? Preserving the
sweetness of propor
The Elizabcthan poct recog
nf*ed the ovcrwhelming ar
thtic value of proportion. So
also has the
the beauty of whose
silverware depends in
many cases almost
entlrely on the "sweet^
ness of proportion,"due
atteiitipri being paid to
graceful line and deli
cate ornament, while
that first cssential, ster
ling quality of material,
is ever present.
Mis-ses Martha nnd Mnry Bpos, Miss At?
klnson nnd Miss Gnlther, of Nottowny
Courthouso; the Mlsses Mansen, of LU:
nenburg county; Mlsses Welslger, of Rlch?
Besldes these nenrly all the young ln?
dlos of tho town wero out. Thoro wero
also Bcvernl vlsiting young mon.
lt was' truly a guy party thnt sought
thelr plncos of reppso at the early hours
of the next mornlng, nnd tho recollcctlons
of the cvenlng's events wlll bo borno ln
mlnd for many moons.
POLITICS !N LOUDOUN
Hon. John F. Ryan Wlll Have no Oppo
(Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
LEESBURG, VA., August 24.?The
county Democratlc primary electlon,
be hold August :>0th, for the nomlnatlon
of candldntes for the county nnd district
ofllces and for the selectlon of a member
of the House of Delegates for Loudoun, ls
pxcltrtig consldernble Interest. Hon. John
F. Ryan, the present Speaker of tho
House of Delegntes, wlll hnvo no oppo?
sltlon.. For sherlff there nro three appll
ennts?Thomns W. Edwards, George XV.
Vlrts and Fugono Moncure; for county
clork, XV. D. Hempstoiio, tho presont
clork; B. V. Whlto, and P. AV. Garrctt;
for treasurer, George W.' Popklns, John
L. GIU, Wllliam L. Powell, W. A. Mc
Fnflnnd nnd H. H. Russell. Thoro nro
threo candldntes for commlssloner of tho
revenue In Loesburg district, and ln nll
tho dilstrlcts there are mnny nppllcnnts
for the vnrlous ofllces. No Stnto senator
wlll ho chosen thls fall, nnd Mr. George
T. Ford, the presont incumbent, wlll hold
over another term.
A RACE RIOT
(Spoclal ln Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BRISTOL, VA., Aug, 24.?Whnt came
near resultlng ln a raco rlot happened on
State Street, this clty, Saturday nfter
noon. A burley, Insolent. negro mnn
puslied a lady offi tho sldewnlk. Tho In?
cident wns witnessed by soveral whlto
men. nnd ono took tho lndy's pnrt, hav?
lng mndo at tljo negro nnd struck him.
Tho nogro showed flght, nnd another
dnngernus-looUIng nogro, who stood near,
camo to tho nsslstnnce of tho nogro wlio
had commlttod the offense. The negroes
drow knlves, and when tho whlte man
started across tho street to arm himself,
the negroes followed him wlth open
knlves.'. By thls tlme a conslderable
orowd hnd gathered, and . thero wero
crles of "shoot," "lynch."
Tho nogrnos wero qulckly bustled
away to provent violonco.
Tournament and Trap Shoot.
(Spoclal to Tho Times-Dlspatch.)
MONTEREY, YA., August 24.?Septem?
ber 2Sth ls tho dnte llxed for a tourna?
ment nnd trap shoot at Monterey, tho
day's programmo havlng boon arrnngod
by the Monterey Gun Club. A handsome
lovlng cup nnd mcdal nro tho trophles
thnt nwnit tho chnmplon of tho plgeon
traps, whllo to thn successful knlght,
Highlnnd will offer n host of wlnsomo,
quconly lassos from whlch ho mny choose.
A blg dny is nntlclpnted;
The haylng Is greatly rbtnrded by thp
unseltlod woathor, nnd tho crop ls not
moro than ono-hnlf hnrvestcd. Aslde
from thls unfayorable feature, no more
sonsonnhlo and promlsing year has over
been known In lllghlnnd.
". ON OCEAN SHORE
Mr. Bland Takes the Stump
for Mr. S. W. Alathews
(Speclnl to j-iie Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ONANCOCK, YA., Aug. 21.?Tho Vlrglnla
U-glslntlvo Commlttee lo exiunlno tho
oyster grounds Ih now on tbe steamer
Aeconinok, ut Oystor on tho Ocean slu-.
It ls thought tho informatlon ?ectired ln
the Norfolk section was agalnst tbo
brenklng of tho Huylor survoy, Ono of
tlie nioinberH from tho inountulns hns i
pressed tbat opinion.
Tho contest for iriombej of tho Houso
from Accbniao ls stlll vory nnlmiitod. At
a recent meetlng bn Guard Shore, Poeo
inoko Sound, Mr. O. T. llluiid, of Ports?
mouth, asked iho prlvllego of dlvldlng
tlmo wllh Mr. JnnifH 1(. Itow. whn Is im
ppslng Mr. H. XV, Mntthows, for ru
oluutlon, Mr, Bland snld ln- iippeai'eil ns
n frlend of Mr, Matthews, It belng wnll
linown ihnt ho was absent nt work In
the l.eglHlatlvo C'Gmmltteo In belmlf of
Mr, Illund iniiiifiilly defended hls frlend
and mnde ? good imprcsslon,
Tho twenty-slxth annual i-xhlbltlnn of
Iho Kflli-r Knlr commonees Tiiesdny
noxt, and continues four daya, The en
trlos nro largcr than usual. Acconinc
now has four fnlrs, two whllo and two
colored. The fttlr Of llio cnlored pooplo
near Accomac, Jusl closed, wns preditabji.
In many respepts.
Mr. Wllliam Klllngcr, of Fox Island,
has Kinik an arloslnn woll luar hls renl
(lonoo .-? nd a depth of 70 feet secured a
coplous supply ?f wr-H'Mit water, Tho
plpo usod was ono Incli ond a half and
tin- iiuw Is suilloipnt for (ho oyator lmus
Bweot iiotatoos aro boing shlppid
large <|iinntltl'js and ooinminuls gnnd
prlcea, Tho dnlly shlpriu-.it I'mni Aoi-n
mac Bllice August lst has nnt avei'nyil
large quantlea and oomma;n| good
the not price was about t'd por linrrcl.
I'nriisiiy clalms iho 'largeat shlpmeiu for
one day, S.ffl. b&rrpjg, having loft that
Charge Violatlon of Barksdale
Pure Electlons Law.
HARMONY IN WASMNGTON
County Officers lo Be Nominnted In
Convention, and as House Oandl
datefl Havo No Opposltlon a
Primary May Be Avolded.
(Speclal to The Tiinps-Dlspntdi.)
| CHATHAM, VA., Aug. 24.?Notlce of
contest wns on Monday filed by Gllos H.
Vudc-n ngnlnst W, D. Duncan, nomlneo
for treasurer of Plttsylvunla county nt
tho Democratlc primary. held on August
16th; The notlco conlalns nlne charges
cmbodylng violnllons of tho Barksuale
puro oiectlon low by Duncan and hls
prevlous to nnd on the day of tho pri?
mary. Also fraud and (irregularllles at
sovornl of tho preclncts In lhe county.
Notlce was nt the samo tlme sorved
on Democratlc County Chalrman Hold,
who will notlfy tho membors of tho
County Democratlc Executlve Commlttoo,
who wlll hear tho case, but the dato has
not beoji fixed, The campnlgn has beon
very warm nnd the contest wlll bo fought
at every step.
KINQ WILLIAM COUNTY
So Far There Are Only Two Candldates
(Siiccliil tn Thi- .hthcs-Dlspatoh.)
KING WILLIAM C. H., VA., Aug. 24.
XV. A-. Wlllcroy and 13. F. Garber aro the
onlv announced candldates us floaler
from King Wllliam and Hanover coun?
tles for tho Leglslature, tobe voted for
ot the prlmnry to bo held September 30,
1003. As candldates havo untll August
31st to tlio notlce, others may bo In tno
The many frlends of Dr. Doucallon
Gregory havo been trylng to induce tho
Doctor to announco himself, but ns yet
they haye but little enconragement from
H. I. Lewls, present attorney for the
Commonwonlth, nnd R. J. Palmer,-treas?
urer, have no opposltlon. H, W. Neale
nnd R. XV. Fox aro candldates for com?
mlssloner of tho revenue, E'. S. Pollard,
tho present incumbent, dccllng to run.
T. D. Moncure, present sherlff, ls belng
opposoa by K. T, Rlchards.
So far thoro ls no contest for tho dis?
Durlng tho past week thero havo been
a serles of meetlngs at Jerusalem and
Sharon Churches, Rov. Hundley, from
Essox county, conducting tho Jerusalem
meeting. and Rov. Bnll, of "West Vlr?
glnln, conducting llio Sharon meetlng.
both of whlch wero lurgoly attended and
enjoyed, and mnde several addltlons.
Hon. T, H. Edwnrds, of West Point,
nnd famlly aro vislting at Mr. Kleber
Edwnrds', hls fnther.
HARMONY IN WASHINGTON
A Democralic Convention Called to
Nomlnate County Officers.
(Spoclnl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
AB1NGDON, VA., Aug. 24.?A very large
number of peoplB met here to-day ln
attendanco upon tho Democratlc mass
meoting, llxed for to-day, being County
Court day, Judgo Cummlngs presldlng.
The meeting wns called to order ?y
County Chalrman XV. B. Robertson and
was harmonlous from beglnnlng lo end.
Dolegntes wore selected from the seven
dlstricts of tho county to nttend a conven?
tion, to bo hold here Septomher 5th, next,
to uoinlnuto candldates for county of?
The presont Democratlo leglslators,
Messrs Huff and Mort, have so far no
opposltlon and a primary may bo avojded.
Tlie Republlcans of the county tooit' no
actlon to-day outslde ot a eonsultatlon of
tholr County Commlttee, nnd as to tlieir
future actlons ns to nomlnatlons.
RESULT IN FAUQUIER
Sheriff Hamilton Renominated by a
(Sppclnl to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WARRENTON, VA., Aug. 24.?Wlth one
precinct to hear from, which "wlll not
affect tho results In Saturday's Demo?
cratlc prlmnry electlon, Sherlff A. S.
Hamilton ls nomlnated by a very small
majorlty. dofeutlng .1. E. Ollngor and.
F, Ii. Black woll, Thls was the only con?
tost over tho county ofllces, except ln'
Cedar Run District, whero Eppa S. Cox.
commlssloner nf revenue; wns opposed
by A. 1-1. Woaver.
Tho returns nro Incomplote but lndlcato
tho re'nominalloit of Cox. For tloater
reprbsontatlon ln the Houso of Delegates
from Loudoun nnd Fauquler, XV. H,
l.owls, the Incumbent, dafeatcd XV, A.
Rucker by n Inrgo majorlty,
M. M. Oroen, member of tho Houso
from Faucuilar, was renominated wlthout
SPLEND1D FOX HUNT
A Parly of Twenty Have a Glorlous
Run in Louisn.
(Spoclal to Tho Tlmos-Dlspnlch.)
DUNURATH, VA? Aug. 24.?A party of
about twenty lndlos nnd gentlemen mot
al tho homo of Mr. and Mrs. \V. J. Lon
gan, on South Ann.a Rlver, to pnrtlclpate
in a roal fox chaso Saturday mornlng.
The start wns made at 4 o'elock ln Iho
mornlng with thlrty hounds. ln n short
whllo sovori gniys nnd ono red wero
Jumped. Excltement ran hlgh nnd a live?
ly oha'flo was glven untll 10 o'elock, whon
a wlloy old grny was caught. Breakfast
was then served by tho hnst nnd hostess.
Those parllolpatlng wero Mr. and Mrs.
XV, J. l.ongan, Mr. nnd Mrs, R, A.
Crawford, Mr, nnd Mrs, Henry Boyd, of
Meinphls, Tonn.i Mr, "nnd Mrs, W. T.
Woolfolk, Tvlisrt C'nllle Hruuor, uf Rleh
inoiid', Mlsses1 Willlo and Blck l.ongan,
Dr. lt. lt. Hnrrel, Messrs. I'. Hunter. R.
13, Poore, .Inmeii R Portor, Nod, Boyd,
AVntt Turner, Chas, Powell, Perry, Ba?
ker. 1*. Mnllory, R. 11., E. II., and I? Ci,
Miss Calllo Brauer, of Itlchmond, and
Miss Annle B, l.ongiin, of Rlver View,
are the guest of Mrs, W. T. Woolfolk.
Mr, J. I- Johnson hhs Just retunied
from a vlslt to frlends In Powhutnu coun
A Car-Load of Excelsior on Firo
Brldgo Over Rnppnliannock.
CSneelnl lo The T imea.Plsputph;)
FRICnKRIf'KSBCRO. VA., Aug 24.
A ki'iii He abloi was on Bnturtlay Plneccl
ln nos llloil nt Hpiitsylvunln CourllioiiBO
i front Of thu hlstiirle Imtol tn mnrk
ho lu-mlduailerH of lienornl Rohort 0.
l.ee .lurliiH the Imttle ot Spotsylvnnia
nn.l Bloody Allglo during the ( lv 11 Uur.
Tho tablet la ono pf Ihoso dmintedby
Mr FU'Sn, "f Now York, for marklug
liattl.-iT.-ltls in thls section,, ,
Flre yestorday mornlng brokq out ln
n car of pxceUlor, whlt-h had heen loiided
the night beforo by tho procent fixcel
s|or Company. The tu-o ls aupposod t'?
have beon caused by spontaneous enm
hustlon. The loss to lhe Fxeelslnr C0in?
pany |s iihniii $12B, whiio tho rallroad
loseij several hundred tlolliirs. Uie cur be
Ing nearly consmnod, iiotwlthstnndlng tho
prompt rosponso of the flro dopartmont.
Which SUbdued the llamc-s, but not be?
foro iho excelsior and cur had beon prac,
Full returns from tho Democratlo pri?
mary iu uruugo county g'vea llvn, J. C,
Improves any complexlon.
Makes the 8kln ns soft as velvot,
Best shampoo mnde.
Stops halr from fnlllng.
Cures all Bkln eruptlons.
Moro soothing thnn cold cream.
Moro benutlfylng thnn nny oosmoUqu-.
Graves. for renomlnntlon for HoUae.of
Delegates. 3S8 votes: ft. R. H?i??wfi?533?i.
_01l W. S, Frusor. SD. dravos' majority.
ovor Hollnday. 167. All of tho present
county oflicers wero renomlnatod.^
The now 'Bethel Baptist Cl.urob._n
Northumborland county, wlll be oedl
cnted on Sunday, August 30th. ReV.
Dr. F. B. Beale, of HentliBVllle, wlll
prench the dedicatory sormon.
The Board of Supervisors of Rappahan?
nock county has npproprlated ?1,600 to
wards bulldlng a brldge at Rock ford.
Tho brldgo wlll cost .?_,000 and tho other
half of tho amount wlll bo pald by Fau
quler county. ,_ _, _.., ? ,
It ls stated that Mr. H. C. Edtllns of
Ornngo county, wlll be the Republlcan
cnndldato for the Leglslaturo ln ..that
county, and wlll make n slroug flght,
Supervlsor T. J. Almond, of Orange
county, hnd a severe fall from hls horse
a few days ago, nnd wns badly Injured,
but ls now Improving. _
Mr. ,B. E. Thom, of Cerulean Springs.
Ky., wlth hls wlfe and two sons, Is vis?
itlng here. Thls ln hls flrst vlslt for
thrty-slx years. Hc ls n son of the late
Rouben T. Thom. _
A BRILLIANT BALL
An Historic Home in Caroline County
the Scene of Festivlty.,
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BOWLING GREEN, VA., August 24.
Sprlng Grove, the home of Mr, and Mrs.
D. C. DoJarnotte. was Friday nlght the
scene of a most dellghtful bail.' The
grand and spaclous hall and parlors of
thls hlstorlc homestead woro decorated
In a most nrtlBtlc mnnner wlth evor
greons of the season, and from the tow
erlng walls,. amillng on tbo younger gen
eratFor.. hung a long llne of famlly por
tralts. About twelve o'clock the guests
were ushored into tho magnlllcent aln
ing room, where an abundant spread had
boen prepared, Tho lntest muslo was
rendered by a seloct Bowllng Green band.
Beautlful and lntrlcate flgures were in?
troduced bv Messrs. Harwood and Colllns,
o? RlcUmo'nd. , :?.'' ,
Among thoso present, but not dancing.
wore Mrs. Baldwin. Mrs. George and
Mlss Dolly Washlngton, of Caroline;
Mrs. E. W. Woolfolk. of Ashland, and
Messrs. Jourdun Woolfolk, Ropor, Ralns,
D, B. Powers, Eugcue Travlss. Colllns
and Messrs. Rlcherson, of Caroline, and
Peyton, of Rlchmond.
Among tho dancera wero Mesdames
DeJnrnotte, Bagby, Harwood, P easants.
Chandlor and Pollard. of Caroline, and
Misses Deathridge and Turley, of Ken
tuclty; Mlss Payno, of C'rozot; Miss Chow
nlng, of Alexandrla: Misses Thomas. Cal
llo DeJarnetto and Sadle DoJarnotte, of
Rlchmond; Mlss McFnddon. of Rock
brlclge; Misses How nnd Woolfolk, of
Hanover. Mlss Dlllard, of Esscx; Mlases
Mary, Annle and Lucy Woolfolk, Annlo
Colllns, Dalsy Sutlon. Lucy Rlchardson,
Mary, Lucy and Alice Dew, Ellle Swan,
Lucy Tyler. May Carson and Thornton,
of Caroline; Mossrs. Jlm Harwood, Wood
fln and Colllns, of Rlchmond__C. W. Tay?
lor, J. M. WInston. Andrew Woolfolk,
and F. B. Wlnt.on, of Hanover; J. L.
B. C. DeJarnetto. of Ashland; Cox, of
Washlngton; Jesse, of Tennesseo; R. O,
Wortham. Frank Rlchardson, Sam Sut
ton, Rodgeley and George Colllns, Camp?
bell, Eldrldge and John Turner, Dudley
George, 'Jolin DeJarnetto and Henry
Blackley,?? of Caroline.
Blg Barn Burned.
(Spocial to The Times-DIspatch.)
LURAY, VA., Auguat 24.?The largo
barn belonglng to J. E. Solbert, sltunted
on the subiirhs of Luray, was burned
about dayllght Sunday morning, destroy
ing a large quantlty of hay, s.raw and
other provender, The origln of the flre
is unknown. but is supposed to havo
boen set on flre bv a numbor of tramps,
who aro sald to hnve slept In the bulldlng.
Thero was $500 Insurance on tho bulldlng.
Discuss Acjricul.ure and Also
Its Products in a Mate?
(Spocial to The TImes-Dispatch.)
1.10NTPEL1 ER, VA., August 2..-A reg?
ular mootlng of "The Wllllam Nelson
Farmers' Club" was held at "Falr Field,"
tho homo of Mr, Ben Vaughan, to-day.
A largo number of tho membors were
present, nnd mnny farmlng toplcs wore
dlscussed, and not only dld they dlscusa
thesu toplcs, but for an hour or two they
dlscussed and onjnyod the dellcious menu
servod them at ono of tho most wumptu
ous suppers ever set beforo the club.
Four new memberB were elected, and n
motion wn. carrled that oach of the mem
ohrs havo an exhlblt of somo kind of
crop nt some of the agrlculturul fuirs to
br hold thin fall.
Tlio work of cutting a chnnncl for New
Found Rlver. sei on foot by this club,
ls progrcsslng rapldly, nnd whon com?
pleted wlll make tlllable a vast area of
now nlniost useloBS land,
Tho next meutlng wlll bo hold at "llielt
ory Bottom," the homo of Mr. R. S, Tay?
A'vory si.essfuj protracted meetlng
hiiij Jmt closed at whlloh M. 10. Church.
Kcurteoii confesslons woro mado.
Tlio Rov. l-'riink Pnge, nf Brooklyn,
pit!i<'l\cil ot the Church of Our Savlaur
yesterday. lu. 1'ngn, wlth hla fnmlly and
many rolutlves nnd friends, nro now siny
Ing nt "Clii-eniont," Iho Morrls' summer
Misses l.tliol l.ong and Mary Singry,
of Rlchinoial, nj'e visitlng frlonds here,
Baldness Due to a Ulvlng Mlnute
Many people, even unto tlio present
day of grace. conslder baldness due to
Nothlng is further from t.1" triilh?
Bnlclness Ib caused by tho oilslnught of
mlniiti' oiganlsm whicli seorotos lisdf
ii iiiiiiut, oiganlsm wliicii oeoroioH itsiir
licueatli thn gcalp and attncltB the roots
Of tho halr cmiBlng lt to loso Jts life
and fall out.
Thls organlsm cunnO. bo BOt rld or ....
ccpt by Ihe free and preservlng use of
No matter how bndly tho tscalp is nr
lecled the li.mlruff sni'cly nlsappeiua
nnd halr health ls restored when Herpl?
clde is npplicd,
"Dostroy the causo you removo tho ef?
Sold hy londlng drugglsts. Semi 10c. ln
stamps for snmple to The Herplclde Co.,
Dotrolt. Mieh. Owens & Mlnor Drug
Co., Special ..gent.
Grounds and Buildlngs Conv
mlttee Want One.
TO SPRINKLE THE STREETS
Manchester Union Peoplo Expreis
Thelr Joy at End of Strlke by Rldlng
. on the Cars?Aldermtln Abbott
1 After Hls Hat-Elk's Meetlng.
Manohester Bureau TlmoB-Dlspatch, \
No. 1102 Hull Streot, .
Tho Grounds and Buildlngs Commlt?
tee, of whlch Mr, Owens ls chalrman, wlll
moet to-nlght, Nothlng of speolol lm
portanco ls expected to como up, but It Is
qulte llkely that tho plan of tho pro?
posed now Clty Hall wlll bo dlBcussed.
Chalrman Owen has long worked on the
proposltlon to bulld on the front of tlio
Courthouse, so that Biifllclent space may
bo secured for comfortabty housing the
clty olllcers. Tho clty offlcoB aro crowd?
ed now, with scarcely room to place tholr
papers and books, and it Is conceded that
more 'room Is needed,
The Financo Cotninltteo wlll bo aBked
to look lnto the matter, when tho next
budgot Ib mnde up, und In the mcantlme
thls commlttee wlll go as far as It can
In the way of gettlng plans and sugges
Owlng to tlie condltlon of the streets
upon whlch the street cars travel, lt Is
llkely that Chlef-of-PolIco Llpecomb wlll
enforco tho ordlnance rcqulrlng tho PnB
senger and Power Company to sprlnklo
the stroots betweon tholr tracks. Thls
ordinanco wns dlscussed at the last meet?
lng of tho Street Committeo, and It was
the senso of that commlttee that the or?
dlnance bo enforced.
GLAD OF IT,
The many unlon mon In Manchester
and Swansboro, who have olthor beon
walking to thelr work In Rlchmond or
rldlng ln uncomfortablo and slow wagons
are glad the strlke has boon declared off,
Hundreds of thom rodo homo from work
yesterday afternoon and tho carB wero
crowded last night wlth flcekers for
breezos ond pleasure, Eyorybody seems
to be glad the trouble Is c-ver.
WANTS HIS HAT.
Alderman Abbott Is stlll huntlng for
hls derby hat, whlch was taken by mls
take the other night, by somo ono at tho
meetlng of the Knlghts of Pythlos. The
hat whlch was left for hlm Is too small
nnd ho would be glad to mnke the ex?
Llttlo Elliott Jeter, son of Mr. nnd
Mrs. W. Jeter Morrlsctt, who has boen
111 for somo tlme wllh typhold fever, at
"St. Lcdger," tho homo of hls grnndpo
rentB, ln Chesterfleld, ls Improving nnd
Is at hls homo, No. 916 West Maln
Mrs. A. B. Morrlsett nnd Mrs. C. S.
Taylor have returned from West Point,
where thoy spent a wock.
Mlss Hallle Morrlsctt and Mrs. J. T.
Morrlsctt have returned from Ports?
mouth, where they had been visitlng
Mr, and Mrs. W. L. Barrett, of North
Carollna, aro visitlng Mrs. Wllllam
Mr. R. A. Bowen went to Chesterfleld
Courthouse to attend a motlng of tho
Board of Supervisors yesterday.
MAYOR MAURICE'S COURT.
Wlllle. Mayo was fined .2.50 for bolng
Eddlo Wlnfreo pald 12.60 for belng
Rlchardson Patorson was dlscharged.
He was charged wlth belng drunk.
Manohefiter I.odge met in regular sob
sion last nlght and dld much business.
The plans for the proposed now home
were dlscussed. It Is llkely that beforo
wlnter sets In the progresslve lodgo wlll
be in its own home. which lt is proposed
to mako one of the most attractlve In tne
A commlttee Is also at work gettlng
up n beautlful new banner for the lodgo
CONFES5ED TO SHOOTINQ
Sam Lacy Tells His Story to Chief of
Police of Staunton.
(Spocial to Tho Tlm'oB-DlBp'ntch..
STAUNTON, VA., August 21.-Charlle
James alias Sam Casey, alias Jlm John?
son, who was nrrentod hore Saturday
for kllllng Marla Smlth In Lynchburg
on August Oth, confossed hls crlme Sun?
dny to Chlcf Slmpson nnd Mr. Qoorgo
Hutchoson. He sald thnt ho had an old
32-callhre revolver that wns broken and
the hnmmer would not stand cocked.
He was foollng with the Smlth woman
nnd told hor the gun would not shoot,
but sho grabhod It and It went off. shoot?
lng hor ln the right slde, ns ho thought.
Me dld not know at tho tlme that she
wns sorlously shot. but ho left Lynch?
burg on a frolght tho samo evenlng, and
tho plstol. Ho talked froely and told
whllo bentlng hls way on tho trnln lost
the Chief thnt thero was no use ln belng
so partlcular, that- ho would not bo trled
In Staunton nnyway.
lle snld whenevor ho was arrested be
nevor would toll a party who arrested
hlm hls namo. To-day, however, ho sala
hls rlghtnamo wns Charlle Jamos, When
he wns nrrestod yesterday ho refused to
talk at all._
FATAL ROWAT A CHURCH
Mortal Battle Betweon Town and
CSnoclnl to The Tlmea--Jiflpatch.)
CULPEPER, VA., August 2_.-In
struggle to get possession .of a tln dlpper
a rlot resulted yesterday afternoon at
Mnddomvtlle, about ton nillea from hero,
durlng an nll-dny roligloiis meeting.
As n rosult of tho struggle, Walter
Reed, of thls 'plnop, was badly boaton.
Arthur Reed, Robert Clerk and James
lUucl.er, ull town negroes and frlonds of
Reed, overtook rteed'B as8t.lli.nta ln front
of tbo church, nnd hore ensued a rough
ii nd lumblo flght. Ono negro of tho coun?
try crowd wns shot nnd dled almost In
Btnntly, und several rurhod 10 avongo the
death of tholr comrado,
Arthur Reed, a hrothor of Waltor Reed,
with hls frlonds, gave llght, ond woro so
hartl pressed by lb? country negroes somo
inn into tho church, pursued by thelr
ii.snllants, Ono of tbo country negroes
hero fell, another vlctlm lo tho Irrepressl
blo plsiolj wounded wlth three bullets in
hls body. lt li- now reported ho ls also
Arthur Reed, Wnltcr Reed nnd Rohort
Clark clfilm thoy acted In self-defense,
but nll three hnvo beon placed In Jail
io a wall tho actlon of the authorltios, who
are now searchlng for moro of the par
A LIOHT REOISTRATION
The Rector Q. CJId Bruton Glven a
Month's Vacation, .
(Sneclal to Tho Ti. .eB-D!Bpntolt.)
WILLIAMSBURO. VA? .A?j?..Ult 21.
Tha Board of Reglstrars, wh oh has boen
ln sesslon for four days, have thus far
icglsi .red fourteen voters. twelve whlto
and two colorod. , . ._,'_ _
Rev, XV, A. R. Goodwln, roctor of Bru?
(SEvery bottle of
is backed bysixty years
of practical brewing ex*
brewing and perfect bot'
tling bave built tbe bigb
reputation or Pabst
Beer, and given it en
yiable prestige wnerev
er beer is used. Pabst
Beer is always pure.
Orders filled by
Pabst Richmond Branch, Telephone 386.
ton Parlsh Church, hn? been granted a
month's vacatlon. Mr. Goodwin wlll
spend somo tlmo In Dedford county wlth
hls fnmlly, and wlll-then so to Wythe?
ville to vlslt hls mother.
Miss Snrnh Dllworth. of Hampton, Is
vislting Mlsses Mlrlam and Allco Tlllldge.
Mr. M. T. Shlpinan, ngent for tho
Chesapeake nnil Ohlo Rallroad hero, left
thls afternoon to Joln Mrs. Shlpman. who
Is vlsiting her parents ln Campbell
USE CASEMATE WHERE
DAVIS WAS CONFiNED.
(Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., August 24.?
Proparatlons nre belng made for the ac?
commodatlon of a numbor of new ofllcers
and thelr famllles ln the casemates- at
Fort Monroe. Even the one ln whlch Jef?
ferson Davis was condned will bo utillzed,
it Is said,
Workmen have been maklng the neces
sary changes for some tlmo past.
HE RECEIVED BULLETS
INTENDED FOR ANOTHER
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WYTHEVILLE, VA., August 24.-Georgc
R. Lindsey was serlously shot at Rural
Rotreat Saturday nlght by B. H. Neff,
a hotel-keeper there, wlth a pistol. Two
of three ihots struck Lindsey ln hls leg,
breaklng it ln two places.
It Is belleved the shots were fired ovor
famlly troubles, and that they wero In
tended for another mnn w-lio was wlth
(Spoclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) "j
BRISTOL, VA., Aug. 24.?Tho Odd-Fcl
lcws of Sulllvan held a reunlon and pic?
nic nt Indlan Sprlngs, twelve mlles from
Brlstol on Saturday. Nearly 2,000 peoplo
assembled there, nnd tho day was most
pleanantly spent. Among the foalufos
were n blg b.isket dlnnor and a varlety of
athletlc sports, Includlng foot races nnd
contcsts of various klnds.
(Speclnl to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., Aug. 24.
Gards are out for tho marriage of Miss
Nollle Napler, daughter of Mrs. M. C,
Napler, of Orange county, to Mr. Thomas
G. Ed wards, the ceremony to tako place
at Rlchmond Cathedral on the evenlng
of August 25th.
SUES FOR FALSE
Coi. C. Fenton Day. Mayor of
Smithfield, Had the Man
(Spoclal tn Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., _Aug. 21.
aeo. AV. Andrews, of thls clty, hns In?
stltuted sult agalnst Colonel C. Fenton
Day, mnyor of' Smithfield, a promlnent
Democratlo polltlclan and father-ln-lnw
to United States Senator Thomas S. Mar?
tin, clalmlng damages in the sum of flve
'thousand dollars for alleged fnlso linprls
Androws wns acting ns salesman for a
local ton company, whon he wns arrest?
ed for dolng business ln Smlthltold wlth?
out n locnl llcense. He oxplnlned to thn
rnuyor, wlion taken boforo thal ofllcl.il,
thut a llconse was unnt-co.ssnry, Tho
mayor, however. nccprdlng to the com-;
plnlnt, ordered the town marshall to loek
the prlsoner up, The matter was refor
l-od to the Commonwealth's attorney, who
declded that h llcense wns unneoessury.
Androws clalms ihnt h? wns kept In
tho lock-up nbout elght hours,
Dance In Nclsor.
(Spoolnl to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BHISLTON, 'NELSON CO., VA., Aug.
2-1.?Mr. and Mrs. Mllton H. Rodgers
g ivo a lawn fele nnd danco Friday even?
lng at | thelr hoino. "Onklawn." Tho
grounds wero prettily llgluod. llesldos
tlio young peoplo of tlio-Immediale nelgtn.
bnrhond, thero wero presont MIhs L'zz e
Uaker and MI?SOS Gnry, of Rlchmond'-;
Miss Jnnet Baker, nt Cuinboi'lnnd county;
MiPfofB (Jeirgie Itolieris, Mary Jack .on 'nd
Miss Kergusson, of Roanoko, Va.; Ml.-s
Abbv Rodgers, of Stuffon) county;. tho
Mfss.es Rodgers. Miss 0|lvo Baker nnd
MIbb Helen Lovlng, of Lovlngton,
(Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
STAUNTON, VA., Aug. 21.?Mrs. Annle
Shearer and hcvdnughlo , Mrs A. Burnel.t.
ara IU with typhold fever at Mrs. Shesr
er's home on North Augusta Street. M;s.
purnett ls yulte ill at thls tlmo.
AFTER TWO YEARS.
Strayed Into the Town Where
the Murdered Man's
(Speclnl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ROCKY MOUNT, VA., Augut-t 24.?Rlch?
ard Glbson, a notorlous negro thief of tho
DUIon's Mlll section of thls county, two
years ago entered the storehouse of James
Skcons and took therefrom clothlng and
other artlcles of merchnndlse amountlng
In value to ono hundred dollars or more.
Justice Webster, ono of tho best cltlzena
of tho county. Issued an order for hl?
arrest nnd placed lt in tho hands of local
ofllcers for exccutlon. Every efTort was
mado to arrest the man, but wiihout suc?
cess. Lator vthe Justlce, Mr. Webster,
In company with Drlver Robert Dillard,
went Into the mountains near by In search
of Glbson, and In passing the mouth of
a cavo ln which the negro wns hidlng
the negro heard them, and belng armed
wlth a shotgun, ho stepped to the front
cf hls hidlng placo and llred at Webster
r.nd Dlllnrd wlth a double-barrelod shot?
gun, killing Webster Instantly and sllght
Iv woundlng Dillard.
The murdorer then took to hls heels,
ond ns soon as he recovcred from tho
Hurprlse and shock Dillard ran after him
?ond llred, woundlng- tbe negro In the
hand; hut the negro mnde good hls es
Severnl hundred citizens, Incensed at
Webt-ler's doath, organlzcd and scoured
the country In search of tho murderer,
but he could nowhero bo found. Large re
wnrds have slnce been offered for hls
capturc, but all of no avnll.
Twelvn months ago the pollco of a town
near Now Orleans reported hls cupture,
but Ihey had the 'wrong man.
To-day Sherlff Angle recelved a tele
gram from Cassvlllo, Mo:, stating that
thoy had the nogro Glbson ln custody.
A iirothor of tho'dond'man lives ln or
near thls town In Mlssouri. nnd It Is a
curlbiis colncldence that Glbson ihould
have been capture.d thero. Thls Mr.
Webster Is reported to have Identifled lhe
negro. though It has boon twenty years
sinco ho saw him. ? Sherlff Anglo, to make
certaln of the matter, hns wlred the au?
thorltles thero for Glbson's picture, but
so cortaiii nre the ofllcers here that the
rrurderor has been caught that the Com?
monwealth's Attorney of this county has
wlred tho Govornor for a ret.ub4tton upon
the- Govornor of Mlssouri for the body of
If thore Is no rolstake tho gallows wlll
soon claim Its own.
THE GROOM WAS II.L
Marrlago of Mr, Charles Tale Graham
to Miss Constnnso Oowe'.
(Speclal to Tho Tlmcs-DIspit(eh,)
WYTHEVILLE, VA., Augimt 24.-Mlss
Frodorlka Wllholmlnn Oowel, daughter
of Mrs. ConBtance Oowel, wns marrled
this ovoning nt 8 o'elock to Mr. Chnrles
Tnto Grnhnm, son of. tho lato Major
Davld Graham, ono of tho most proml?
nent cltlzons of Wytbo county.
Tho weddlng wns to havo beon cele?
brated at the Prosbytorlan Church, but
W?s made prlvato bec.mso of tho serlous
IllneHH of tho groom, who was taken 111
at Iho homo of h's flaneo a fow days
H-o. Only tho members of the Immodlnta
famllloH woro pc??nt.
The oillclatlng mlnUtors wero Rev. AV.
A. Hull. of wvthevlllo, und Rev. Georga
II. Gllmer, of Drnpor's A'alloy.
Negro Made His Escape.
(Speoial to The Times-Dlspatch.)
FREDlSRlCKSniRG. ' VA.. Aug. 24.-,
Nothlng has beon peard of James Burns,
who ou Saturday night shot nnd killed
Orange I-Ilnhs ftt a nouro festlval ln tb's
clty, Both of tho negr.es had been wor|s?
Ing on th" double irncklng of lhe Rich?
mond, Fi'odj>rlcksliurg and Potonias RaIJ->
I'Dnd near Tiero. and were not resldontu
of t)ilH clty. Illnks wus starnJltig In t)?:
door "wltb tho llght upon him and Burni
was ln"tho yard In tho dark. WUhniV
wnrnlng'the liittor drew hls rovolvor nnc)
flrntli.'!.lUf-.'.''all H'rlk'ng Hlnkn nbovo tha
heart, and |i? dled almost Instantly,
Tlj'e" men hnd riuarreled, |ik Hlnks had
boen- showlng niientlon townrds Bur's'
wlfe.' BuniB maile hls escape and' tho
body of Ilhiks wns buried by tK.1 author?
ltles.' Every effort is belng mad* to cop
turo Burns, who ls sald to hail from
Overcome by Heat,
(Stieelal to Tho Thies-D!snnt<?h.l
NORFOLK, VA.. Aug. 24.?B. S. Cart.
of Kentucky. thlrd maid of honor,
wrlght n well-known Insurance pgent of
this city, was overcome by the excesslvt
Jieat Sunday on Main Street,