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Atlantic Coast Line Swells
the State Treasury.
DRAW ON THE LOAN FUND
Money tei Improve and Build Public
School HoUte??Supreme Court to
?- Open Monday?Wedding
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
? -RAiLBtOH, N, C, August 27.?Tho At
Untlo Coa-et Line Railroad Company to?
day paid Into the State treasury $69,942.20,
the amount of their Stato and peiuvlon
taxes under the new tax valuation by
the Corporation Commission. The Coast
Line Is the second road to pay tax?e tor
Tho first batch of warrants on tho State
treaeury for money from the loan fund
to Improve and build publlo eohoolhouscs
vere drawn to-day, the amount being $11,
8fa0. , Tho counties receiving these loan?
are Alamanco. S7,2C0; Cleveland. $?00;
Warren, $360; Oatton, $3,100.
"Warrants for six new school libraries
tn Mecklenburg county were Issued to?
day, the amounts being for $10 each.
There was also a warrant for one library
In Green oounty,
Dr, Thomas L. WaUon, of the chair of
geology, Dcrnsen University, Ohio, who
has Just finished a tour of the State, In?
specting and gathering specimens of gran?
ite, marble and building stono generally,
under the direction of State Geologist
Holmes, expresses surprise and gratifica?
tion at tho extent and excellent quality
of the deposits In the State. It Is rornark
?ble, he says, that only two of the-,? vast
deposits are being worked to any special
extent, thoso being the Mount Airy and
Dunn Mountain quarries. The specimens
gathered will bo finely polished and In?
cluded In this Stato's exhibit at St. Louie.
Ex-8tate Treasurer Worth Issued Invi*?
tatloas to-day for the marriage of hie
daughter, Miss L'nlce Laurondo, to Mr.
C. p. Roberts, formerly of this city, but
now of Cleveland, Ohio, the ceremony to
be September 10th at the residence.
Attorney-General Robert D. Gllmer has
arrived from his summer home and Is
setting his office and documents in order
for the opening of the Supreme Court
Tuesday, September 1st, when First Dis?
trict cafeos will be called. The court opens
really on Monday, August 31st, when ap?
plicants for law licenses will be exam?
ined. There will probably be a class of
forty or fifty law students before tlio
It Is announced that Colonol J. F. Arm
field, of the First Regiment, North Car?
olina National Guard, will be sent by the
State to tho manoeuvres of Federal
^troops at West, Point, Ky.. and fort.
SAD DOWNFALL OF
A YOUNG WOMAN
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
SALISBURY, N. C, August 27.?The ee
."?juel to tho downfall of a handsome young
woman ot this county, who went to
Charlotte and was betrayed by a young
married man, is the wreck of a home ln
Salisbury? The story is a long and pitiable
one. Briefly, Miss Beulah Wilhelm, hith?
erto a respectable young woman, left her
home in China Orovo, and in company
with her aunt. Mrs. ??. L. Lltaker, of
Salisbury, went to Charlotte last week.
The two women by some means became
separated from each other, and Miss Wil?
helm, left penniless and without friends
or acquaintances, was found by the police
wandering aimlessly about the streets.
Her ead atory revealed tho fact that she
had slept in a woodshed for three nights,
and that her downfall was caused by a
young married man. This man has since
been arrested, hly wife alleging mistreat?
ment. Mrs. Lltaker's conduct Is said to
have been decidedly unbecoming, having
left her home ln Salisbury without the
knowledge of her husband, who, upon
his -return from work at night, found
their little daughteir alone and crying be?
cause her mother, she said, had not boen
there since early morning.
Mr. Lltaker Is instituting suit for di?
vorce on the grounds of abandonment.
The young woman In the case has been
eent back to hor homo at China Grove.
MISS BROWNING DEAD
Never Recovered from Effects of Ter?
rible Experience at Wrightsvllle.
(Spec)al to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
GOLDSBORO, N. C, Aug. 27.-Mlss
Louise Browning, one of two sisters
?cnown to tho theatrical world as the
Browning elsters, who had such a nar?
row escape from drowning while In bath?
ing at Wrightsvllle Beach last Sunday
was carried to the Bmergenoy Hospital
In this city in a serious condition.
* After the accident at Wrightsvllle Sun?
day aiternecn, the two sisters took the
train Sunday night and started for their
home ln New York. When they reached
this city Miss Louise was very 111 and
they decided to get off and spend the
night here and leave for New York Mon
. day morning. At that time Miss Louise
?was no better and she decided to remain
at the Brldgers' House and let her slater
go on to New York. She continued to
grow worse all the time and yesterday
afternoon she was taken to the Emer?
gency Hospital, where ehe received every
attention that medical skill could' com?
mand. . J5r. M. E. Robinson, the physi?
cian In. attendance considered her condi?
tion so serious, her relatives were noti?
fied and are expected to arrive In tha
city to-morrow morning. The young wo?
man grew rapidly worse later In the day
and died at 7 o'clock tills evening.
CHARGE THAT CONVICT
WAS BEATEN TO DEATH
(Speeui to The Tltuos-Plipiitcb.)
CHARLOTTE. N? C, August 27.?The
grand jury and the board of county com?
missioners will Investigate tho circum?
stances surrounding the death of Oliver
Clark, a young negro, ai one of the county
convict camps Tuesday. There are ru?
mors to the effect that his death was the
result of ,an unmerciful heating admin?
istered by Mr,'vHenry C, Little, superin?
tendent of the convict camp,
GOOD ROAD BUILDING
IN DURHAM COUNTY
(Special to Tb'J Tlinos-PUputch.)
DURHAM, N. C, Aug. 27.-Durham
?ounty is now building about, a quarter of
fcllo of good macadam road each day. In
Addition to the county convicts, fifty hlsed
pom the State are at work on a. rood
that traverses the entire county.
The county Is now spending about $28,000
to $30,000 per year in addition to the work
obtained from the county convict forco In
fcuildlng new roads.
?halr Factory Burned.
(Sppelal to Tho Timps-Dlspatch.)
PIIRHAM, N. 0.. Aug. 27.-The Conti
??? ? ofaalr .fiM-fory, located at Medile, j
wn? destroyed by nre last night. The loss
lp reported to he $30,000 and the Insurance
i| Jtt iho Jfotcts. ii
Amone tJio arrivals In the city yester?
day was Captain Ashby Miller, of Alex?
andria, attached to the regimental etnft
of tho Seventieth Virginia Regiment. .1-1 ?
Is stopping nt Murphy's. Captain Miller
spent a month bore on duty during tho
strike, and mado many friends. He Is
ono of the most popular offlcors In tho
service. Tho Captain will be here for
several days, and stated lost night that
ho is enjoying the pieasant stay much
more than his recent protracted visit.
Among tho arrivals at Murphy's Is Mr.
W. L. Klrby. of Chicago, contractor for
the stone work on the now cathedral.
lie is accompanied by his associates ln
tho direction ot that work, Mr. George
Alexander, who IS here with his wife;
Louis Handley and Vf. Hanson, all of
Mr. J. C. P. Klncald and wife and his
niece, Miss A. M. Darbe, all of Washing-,
ton, oca at Murphy's en roijte to New
York via Norfolk. Mr. Klncald Is the
head of tho revenue agents' department
of the Intornal revonuo service.
Mr. W. S. McKean, of Washington, D.
C, secretary of the Thomas Jefferson
Memorial Association, is In thn city,
slopplncjit Murphy's. He will mtipt with
the Virginia Commission to the St, Louie
Exposition ln this city to-day In further?
ance of the project In whlchjils energies
Mr. S. "W. Holt, of Newport Nows, the
nominee for the State Senate for the dis?
trict, now represented by Hon. D. Gar?
diner Tyler, Is In the city, stopping at
Murphy's. Mr. Holt will be the nominee,
having no opposition 'therefor. Ho Is
a well known Newport News lawyer.
Among the arrivals at the Jefforson
yesterday were the following !
J. T. Cunningham, Johnstown, Pa.;
Frank C. Overton, New York; C. P. Wat?
son. Plattsburg, ?. Y.; M. I. Campbell
and M. T. Donohuo, New York; Miss E.
J. Brown. Denver; Miss Samuels, Front
Royal, Va.; Miss Wlleon, New York; J.
A. Bhlplett, Pittsburg; W. Rlgl, Chicago;
J. A. Holmes. Boston; Mrs. W. J. Good?
man, Mrs. J. H. LeGrande, Miss Etta G.
Goodman, Tyler, Texas; C. 8. Ament
and wife, Cincinnati; F. H. HoK, Now
Y'ork; Carter Helm Jones, wife, daughter
and son, Louisville; L. T. Randolph,
Washington; W. ,B. Trimble, New York?
Mrs. E. M.. Trimble, Montgomery, Ala.
Among tho arrivals nt Murphy's yes?
terday were these Virginians:
Mrs. W. D. Stewart, Atlanta; Robert
Turnbull, LawrencevUle, Va.; 8. W. Holt,
Newport News; F. C.*Moon, Scottsvillo;
C. G. Nelms and wife, Mrs. ?T. E. Nelms;
W. S. McKean, Washington, D., C; W.
T. Carter and wife, South Boston; Mrs.
W, A. Hanklns, Dr. B. C. Jones, wife and
son, Virginia; T. C. Morton, Staunton;
Miss Ella V. Jones. Troy, N. Y.; Miss
Edna E. Jones, Giade Springs; B. F.
Buchanan, Marlon; X). W. L. Dunn,
These arrivals ere recorded at the New
Harry Schwerin, Newark; Miss M. F.J
Jacob, Cape Charles; Merrill E. Wilson,
Elkhart, Ind.; P. B. Pendleton, Fayette,
W. Va.; John T. Dale, Chicago; J. S.
Peebles. Norfolk; J. M. Arthur, Danville,.
Va.; W. D. Keister, Rolla; J. A. Kent,
Virginia; S. P. Schenck, North Carolina;
H. G. Edmonds, Chicago; R. 8. Speak,
Washington, D. C.
At the Lexington Hotel yesterday were
John T. Daniel. Cape Charles; Mrs. A.
W. Anderson, Virginia; G. M. Walker and
wife, diaries City; W. H. Galwey, Rad?
ford. Va.; W. E. Hermanee and wife,
Norfolk; L. R. Lyon, Norfolk; Blair Pe
grnm and wife, Surry county; John B.
Boatwright.Dnn ville; ?, J. Callings, Din
vllle. Va.; ?. ?, Meacham, Rock Castle;
?. ?. Watson, Amella Courthouse; O.
W. Stono, MartJnsvllle, Va.
Governor's Horse Guard, of Atlanta
Won Interstate Shoot.
(By Associated Press.)
SAVANNAH, GA., Aug. ? 27.?The cav?
alry carbine match in the Interstate
shoot to-day was won by the team from
the Governor's Horse Guard of Atlanta,
on a total score of 499 against 4S5,,made
by tho team ranking second, that of th.o
Georgia Hussars, of Savannah.
Tho regimental match was won by the
?second team of the Savannah Volunteer
Guards, on a score of 822.
The Do Soto trophy went to the winning
Tho visitors' match was won by the
Sumter Guards, of Charleston, with a
total of 40G, out of a possible ?500.
AN EX-POLICEMAN IS
PUT UNDER ARREST
H. J. Southall and W. J. Gentry were
arrested last night shortly after mid?
night, for engaging In a fight on Main
Street In front of the postofflce.
Both men showed marks of the sot-to
when they reached the Second Station.
Neither man could say why he hit tho
So rough did the fighting seem that
Conductor E. G. Gust, of a passing Clay
Street car. stopped his car and separated
tho men, after which they were put under
STRUCK BY TRAIN
Workman Painfully Hurt In Orleans
John Posby, colored, working at the
Orleans Street yards of tho C. & O., was
struck by a train at d.25 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. His left wrist was dislo?
cated, and ho was brulsod about the face
and back. He was taken to the hospital,
after having been made comfortable by
Dr. Crump, and was reported resting well
Colonel Carr's Stolen Jewelry
\urmng Up Piece at
(Special to The Tlmos-Dlspatch.)
DURHAM, N. C, Atig. 27.-T-W111 Btray
horn, a young whlto man, who lives a
few miles from Durham, is In a dying
condition on account of a musquito sting.
He was bitten on the Utile tinger last Sat
urduy and since then blood poison his set
lt. Th6 attending physicians thought It
advisable to amputate his arm, but be?
foro this could be done his condition was
auch that ? he operation was abandoned
for the present. His frlonds nre extreme?
ly doubtful about his recovery.
Dr. J, S. Basse.it, a member of the fac?
ulty of Trinity College, has returned from
Washington, where he spent about two
months. He wont thore for tho purpose
of collecting data for his "Life of Andrew
Jackson." Ho expects' to have this book
ready for the presa ?a about a year or
About three years ago Colonel Julian
S. Carr's homo was robbed and the
thloves carried off considerable Jewelry
to the value of several thousand dollars,
The Jewelry was secured by entorlng the
bed-room of Col. Carr and Mrs. Cari?. A
few muntili? ago a considerable portion of
this Jewelry was found burled not far
from his home, the site of the burled
treasury being where stood ?? old stable.
Now another piece of the jewelry, a dia?
mond set cuff button. This was found on
the same lot whero the first jewelry was
found and was evidently carried there
with somo rJfih earth that was moved to
the yard. , .
There la yet several pieces of the Jew?
elry missing. Amoi/g these Is a largo
diamond Sud worth nearly $1,000. It Is
thought that this was hid with tbe other
Jewelry and Is now somewhere about the
When the robbery first occurred, It was
thought by somo ti> bo the work of, pro?
fessionals and one of Plnkorton's men
came here to work on the case. It Is
now olear that lt was the work of local
robbers, who l?scame scared, hid the Jew- ,
elry and ?ever Vipai, badi-after JU
Practical Operators Are Be?
coming Interested In It.
THE KENTUCKY OIL FIELD
Over Three Hundred Wells Producing
Regularly, and Pipo Line Is Insuffi?
cient to Transport trio Produc?
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BALTIMORE, MD., August 37,?Addi
tlona to cotton mill equipment, new fur
nacos ent?rine tho field ot pig Iron pro?
duction, and railroad building to Increase
by connections or by double tracking es?
tablished facilities or by entrance Into
new fields to make additions to southern
trafllo, are accompanied By greater activi?
ty In tho development of southern mineral
and other resources.
In this weok's Issue ot the Manufac?
turera' Record are noted two or three
movements ln the Virginia copper belt,
roveallng the Interest there of practical
operators from points as far away a?
Butta, Montana, and of Investors ln New
York and Ohio, as well as of men of Una
Immediate locality, not tho least signifi?
cant fact being the raising of a fund of
$5,000 by leading citizens of Mecklenburg
county, Virginia, Into which the Virginia
belt extends, to defray the expenses of an
expert examination of the mineral de?
posits of that county. In the "Kentucky
oil fields, 302 welle are producing regularly,
and aro ln connection with a pipe line,
which, extending as rapidly as possible,
la yet unable to meet the requirement?
of. the field, with a resultant nocosslty to
atore more than 400,000 barrels of oil ln
the lower field. It Is estimated that there
are probably twite as many wells besides
thoso regularly producing, which have not
yet been tested thoroughly, and actual
- drilling has been carried on ln a, steadily
TEXAS CLAY DEPOSITS.
Texas is not so occupied with oil and
lumbor as not to be able to be Interested
In other forms of production, and It Is
giving close attention to the Investigations
of economic geologists into its clay de?
posits, it has been found that not only
are thero clays In many sections' of the
State which malte an excellent brick and
other deposits capable ln the Judgment
of experts of giving Texas Inde?
pendence In the manufacture of
stoneware of the best quality, and also
giving it a basis for an export trade
In such goods, but that It has a deposit
ot glazing clay quito as good and
quite as extensive as the one ln New
York State, from which tho leading pot?
teries of the country are supplied. In an
adjoining State, Louisiana, a successful
engineering feat is rendering accessible
an Immense ? trata f rock salt, having a
depth of at least l.COO feet, which, systo
the salt output of the State.
In railway construction particular In?
terest is had ln the building of the At?
lanta-Birmingham extension, which is
to connect the Seaboard Air Line with
tho 'Frisco and Rock Island systems.
It Is expected Ithat the Birmingham end
will be completed by January, but that
the Une from Atlanta to Rockmar.t, Ga.,
will not bo completed until the spring.
The extension Involves not only the build?
ing of entrances 'to Birmingham and'
Atlanta, but the rehabilitation of the
East and West Railroad of Alabama,
which was acqui red some time ago in the
Interest of the Seaboard. The recon?
struction is well advanced, and It is ex?
pected that a branch to Gadsden will be
built, giving a line to Chattanooga by
connection wflth the Chattanooga South?
ern. Great, interest also attaches to the
Wabash extension work between Cherry
Run, Vf. Va., and Cumberland, Md.,'
which, when completed, will enable the
West Virginia Central to ship Its coal
direct to Baltimore to be handled for
export over the Westorn Maryland's new
terminal Una that is being rapidly ad?
The Wabash is also pushing work on
the Birckhanon and Northern, which is
to connect the West Virginia Central
by a direct route with Pittsburg, but lit
Is possible that he Cumberland and Cherry
Run extension will be finished first, so
that coal shlpmenlts from tho West Vir?
ginia Central may be handled before the
Wabash will be able to carry any through
freight business from the West over Its
tidewater line. Additional Information
about the terminal at Washington gives
a clearer conception of the magnitudo of
that undertaking than that given by the
mere announcement of -the millions to be
expended .for it. It Involves the con?
struction under Capitol SHIU of a tunnel
expending for more than eight blocks.
This will be double-tracked, and all pas?
senger trains between the North and the
South are to run through It. Its comple?
tion will find on 'the other side of the
Potomac double tracks of the Southern
Railway certainly as far as Orange, Va,,
facilitating travel by that route Ito the
South and West, and also double tracks
of the Washington Southern ito Rich?
T. P. A. SELLINO TICKETS
Much Interest Expressed as tq Who
Will Secure Horse and Buggy.
The regular monthly meeting of Post
A, Travelers' Protective Association,
was held last night at headquarters,
corner of Third and Main Streets,
The atmosphere being pleasant) and
the cooling drinks refreshing, Increased
the Interest" of tho members present.
Tho work for the coming months waa
discussed, and It . was evldonecd that
many now features will be Introduced
shortly to Increaso Oie enthusiasm of
Owing to the heated summer month3
and tho absence from the olty of so
many of the members, It Is somewhat
difficult to have any ?pedal features to
interest the boys.
One thing, though, now Is the all
absorbing toplo of intoreat?the hand?
some horse and buggy, the property of
the Post, which is being hold until Sep?
tember 15th, the date that Is set for tha
committee to decide who shall be the
winner of : tills valuable "turnout.
Many of the members hold the tickets
and hays them In readiness for those
wishing to tako a chanci?. Many tickets
were sold last night at the meeting, and
much fun was realized In the sale of
Another Interesting thing was men?
tioned, that of the Inoreaso of many of
the Indemnities over what was formerly
paid, which Indicates the Inoreased
finanoial ability of the Travelers' Pro?
Mr. Sparks on a Trip.
Mr. Frita? L. Sparks, of the firm of
Sparks & Black, left last night, acooni
panled by his friend, Mr. J. J. Jones, of
Newport News, for Roaring River. N. C.
ito spend his vacation. Mr. Sparli? wjj|
spend some .tlffl? visiting? hin boyhood
home, and will attend the marriage of his
sister, which occurs on the 2d ef Septem?
ber, _ t ./
KNITTING STOCK GUANOES
Wounded His Son Whllo Shooting at ?
(Special to The Tlhles-DlKpntell,)
WlLLIAMSBURCt. VA? Aug. 27.-A
largo amount, ?? tho stfipk ,,f the Wll
ItainsburK knitting mill changed hands
last week, "Messrs, E. 1\. Wiirbiirtoii und
IL S. Bird, who wero already thn lanrc.it
stockholders, having ftreatly increased
their holdings. ?
Mr. Charles Rogors, who resides Jtiat
out of town accidentally shot his Ilttlo son
several days ago. Mr. Rogers wns trying
to kill a rat under tho Iiouh.; and believed
that all the children wero In the house.
BUt "it soom$ that this one h.-irl been over?
looked and was In ranj-n with tho ?un
when It was discharged. But for tho fact
that tho charge passed through a board
first, tho boy would qpUlitless have been
klllr*(1. As it was, ho received llftoen
small shot in hla face._
MISS LANE TO MARRY
Will Become the Bride of a Prominent
Atlanta Business Man,
Invitations have boon recolved here to
the marriage of Miss Arnfs Ilnso Lano
and Mr. James G. Rossman, The mar?
riage Is to take place In Christ church,
Brooklyn, on Wednesday evening, Septem?
ber 10th, after which a reception will be
held at No. 8 Rodney Strnet, Brooklyn.
Miss Lane Is well known hero ns the
leading lady of the Bijou Comedy Com?
pany, Sho Is tho daughter of Mr, and
Mrs. Augustus Bandle Lane, of Brook?
Mr Roesman Is a promirent business
man'of Atlanta. He Is manager of tho
Electric Light Company end tho Btreet
Car Company of Atlanta and la widely
Conductor Saved His Life by Jumping
from Top of Car.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) '
BRISTOL, TENN., August 27.?Tho roar
cars of a freight train on tho Virginia
and Southwestern Railway, left the track
at Avora, near Bristol, to-day.
Conductor Washington Rldon was re?
ported to have been killed, but ho escaped
with painful Injuries, hairing Jumped from
tho top of a car.
Miss Bertha V. Jones,
Mise Bertha V. Jones died yesterday
morning at her homo, No. 614 1-2 North
rwenty-sovonth Street. She was the I
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Fosseth,
and was in tho sixteenth year ot her age.
The funeral will take place at 5 o'clock
this'afternoon from the Third Christian
News has been received hero of the
death In Waynesboro, Va., of Mr. Hugh
Gallaher, for a long whllo a resident of
this city. Mr. Gallaher had here many
?warm friends who will regret to heir
of his death. He had not. been well for
several months, and he was recuperat?
ing at his old home ln Waynesboro. He
held a position with the C. & O. Railway
here, and for a long while boarded at
The funeral of Mr. Charles J. Cllnely
will take place at 2:30 o'clock this after?
noon. The following dotali from Lee
Camp will be present:
James Voss, B. M. Parham, J. S? Van
Horn, John G. Burruss, F. A. Bowry,
John N. Gordon, A. Jennings and J. t?.
Hugh L Gallaher.
I Special to The Tlmoi-Dlspnteli..
WAYNESBORO. VA., August 27.
Hugh Lafferty Gallaher, the fourth son
ex. the lato HughL. and Elizabeth ?. ,
Gallaher. died on August 26th at the ??a
Gallaher homestead, In Wavjjesboro, Va.
Early In July Mr. Gallaher came h?me
from Richmond very ill, and In a short
whllo was prostrated with what proved
to bo fatal liver trouble. He was born
In Waynesboro December 17, 18o3, where
he spent his boyhood. He attended tne
home schools and later Bellevue High
School, and finished his education at
Washington and Lee University. Soon
after leaving college he waa assoclatea
with his brother. cWles M. Gallaher. in
constructing tho Chesapeake and Ohio
Rairoad through the Now River soctlon.
Later he was ln tho Norfolk and West?
ern Railroad offices at Roanoke, Va., but
for the past ten days has been employed
by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad
Company at Richmond. Va.
He was a man of unflinching courage
of conviction and fidelity to his friends,
and at all times frank and outepoken.
Ho gathered friends wherever he was
known. He is survived by an only
daughter, Miss Elizabeth C. Gallaher;
two brothers and three elsters.
His remains were laid to rest ln the
family section of River View Cemetery
Wednesday at 4 P. M.
John B. Davis.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WEST POINT, VA.. August 27.?Mr.
John B. Davis died yestorday after a
long Illness of many months, In his
eightieth year. He was the oldest citi?
zen of West Point, both as to age and
residence. Be was born ln Gloucester
county and married early ln life Miss
Crouch, of Petersburg, Va., whose mother
(Mrs. Crouch) was a prominent edu?
cator 'in this town for many years. Mr.
Davis loaves one daughter, Mrs. J. E.
Roane, of Richmond. Va.; Mr. Vf. C.
Davis, a prominent -merchant of West
Point? Dr. Frederick Davis, of Gloucester
county, and Dr. Gibson Davis, _pf Rlner,
Mr. Davis was a heavy loser ln tho
recent fire hero, but never lacked for
anything ln his old age, receiving at all
times tho attention of loving, dutiful
chlldron and friends. The funeral was
held at the Methodist Church to-day.
The interment was in the West Point
Girl's Mysterious Dealh.
(Spooinl to The Tlm?-s-DIap,itch.1
ROANOKE, VA., Aug. 27.?Edna Walk?
er, tho eight-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G, R. Walker, of this city, died
suddenly at Boone'a Mill, Franklin coun?
ty last night, i'he child was in appar?
ently good health until that morning,
when sho became 111, suffering severe pain
at times. She was walking the door ton
minutos before death came. The caure
of her death is a mystery.
(Sneclal to The Tlmos-Dlspatrh.)
ROANOKE, VA.. Aug. 2?.?- Ottoway
Huddloston, of Chamborsburg, BedWrd
0'iiinty. who was for many years con?
stable of that district, died yesterday from
?i-iisumpUon, aged thirty-five yoars. lie
Niiss Bessie Rockwood.
(Snerbi! lo The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
STAUNTON ??" August 27,?Miss
Bessie Rockwood, of Worcester. Mass.,
who has been spending soveral months
in Staunton, died suddenly to-day. She
watGa "ister of -Mrs. ?. F. .Norrls, ot
(?Rnecial to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
FRFDKRICKSBURG. VA? Tug, 2??
Mr Richard Hardy died to-day at the
M?rv Washington Hospital here of ty?
phoid fever, after a short Illness, aged
forty years. H" 's survived by his wife
and two children.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
VARHTI VA., August 27,-James Has
kln? dleli at ''* "*???G8 home, "ear
Wo?lds ves -rihiy evening of fever, whloh
v? onnlvnpie,, in West Ylrg nla.
HS was a out twonty-ona, years old;
hid been8irfabuut three weeks,
PAHTKiAiEf'CIil??Died, Wednesday, Au
bu? aotn at 8:1? I1? 'M'.. Mrs. TIORESA
Aral w?' talee Place FRIDAY
MORNING m ln ? *?-00? f*'0,n st? Peter's
Cathedra? Vrl.'.Kl* invited to attend
wJthout further notice.
'?mvi-s _Mlm Hi:i''l'"A Y, JON'EH, daughter of
Mi".G? d M'd J- "?, .Ff???. UM J-cut?rdU?
morn us ?t ? ?uhleflcn, No. OU?/, Nortl
'r,vm?ta?sl.VLMi)i Street, I? lier al* tuoniti year.
r???\\t "?'M ?rom ??*|G?1 Ctirlmlim Oliureh
?Hia-APTBIlNOON at ? o'clock. KrleiuU mo
fovitedte ?tU-uJ. luterment lu Oukwood.
Admitted Mo was Forced to
Oo on Ship.
THOUGHT IT A COASTER
When Ho Found Ship Was Bound for
Yokohama, ?Japan, He Didn't Want
to Be ? Sailor Any
(By Auoclnted Prom,)
NEW YORK, Aug. 27,?The Amorlcan
boy who tried? to oscapu from tho French
bnrk MurcBchal do Gonlnnt yesterday,
alleging that ho had beon shunghalud,
wns taken from tlio vessel early this
morning by Collector of the Port Strana
han, who had gone out to eoa on tho
revenue cutter Oresham to resouo the
boy. The rescue waa mado after an all
night search at sea, about four miles
east of Sandy Hook Lightship, Tho boy
Is named Hugh Thompson, Is slxtoon
years old, and Is tho son of a sailor, who
ships on a coastwise vessol which piles
between Bangor, Me., and points south.
After he had been taken In charge by
the revenue oillcors, young Thompson
snld he had not been forcibly taken to
tho boat, but had gone with the oon
sent of his father. He said, however,
that he thought he was to ship on a
coaster, and when ho found that tho
MareBchal do Oontaut was bound for
Yokohama and that he would be absent
for many months, ho wanted to return
to his homo. The government officials
declare that Captain Dennlorre, of tho
Frenchman," mado a statemont that he
hnd paid $36 to a boarding-houso run?
ner for the services of the boy,
On his return to this city Colleotor
Stranahan said the boy had voluntarily
appeared before the French Consul and
declared himself ready to go to sea, but
did not sign the ship's articles and
thereforo could be taken from tho vessel.
Later In the day the bark wns allow?
ed to proceed on her way. Tho boy was
taken home by his parents.
Old Member of Richmond Howitzers
Major Howard has received the follow?
ing letter, which Is self-explanatory;
"Lynhurst. Vn., Aug. 22, 3003.
"Chief of Pollco of Richmond:
"Pleaso find out if any of the second
company of Richmond Howitzers, com?
manded by Captain Jones, is living, Tell
thorn to send mo a certificato, so I cnn
draw a pension, I am sixty-throe years
old and am not ablo to work and I need
help, Pleaso let me know as soon ns
you can and oblige ? ?
COOL WEATHER IS
BACK ONCE A10RE
The last traces of hot woather disap?
peared last night before a cool stiff breeze
that was delightfully refreshing after the
experiences of the two or three days pre?
ceding. ? light fall of rain came every
now and then and added considerably to
the cooling process.
The highest point reached by the mer?
cury yesterday was S8 degrees. At mid?
night It was positively cool. Thoro is no
likelihood that there will be any great
change in tho conditions to-day bo far as
a return of tho hot weather is concorned.
The weather man predicts more showers.
(Continued from First Page.)
ia all the departments of advancing
civilization by self-dependent, patrlotio
and liberty-loving Individuals should
make us pause boforo adopting a sys?
tem which may not produce such men
Wo recall with satisfaction tho names
of those who In their characters and
lives Justify the high hopes which In?
spired the theory ?of our Institutions.
Each section of the groat republlo has
had its Idol, who Illustrates the highest
conception of a now citizenship, and we
see arise from humble surroundings one
who, by his Independence of thought and
action, reaches the highest position nt
talnahe, both In the hearts of his fellow
citizens and the government of his coun?
try, nnd we cnn point to Abraham Lin?
coln as a typo of manhood which ootTld
only bo produced by Inspiring Influences
maintained in a government based upon
tho liberty of the Individual.
WITHOUT A CONTEMPORARY PEER.
Mncauley, In review of Lord Nugent's
memorial of John Hampden, ln a climax
to his panegyric, admits that his own
country furnished no name to ho com?
pared to that of tho great Englleh pa?
TTo says that "England," In his death,
"missed the sobriety, tho sof-command,
the perfect soundness of Judgment, tho
perfect rectitude of Intention, to which
tlio hlntory of revolutions furnishes no
pnrnllel, or furnlBhes a parallel In Wash?
Mny wo not assumo that hnd this
tribute heen announoed a generation
lator, tho reviewer would have recog?
nized still another exception, and ho,
too, from thn Northern Nock of Virginia,
so noted for Its rnco of Illustrions men.
GREATER TITAN ALL.
I spenl?: with roverenco of him whoso
genius gnthered from the debris of deso
lntlng war tho disjecta membra of nn
nnclent nnd honored Bent of learning,
who presided over Us academic groves,
and ns tho ovonlng of life enst. Ila length?
ening shadows along his pathway, or?
ganized that Institution for a careor of
Truly while nations wonr their funeral
piles nnd wreathe with Immortelles tho
name of a Washington, nngels weep and
glory draws new Inspiration from tho
tomb of Robert Edward Leo,
Such names ns those should Inspiro us
to guard with Jenlnits care the Institu?
tions which produced them.
WALTER EDWARD HARRIS,
Reading of the Report of Committee on
(Ily Autiflntad ?*?>??,)
HOT SPRINGS, VA? Aug. 27.~At tho
morning session of the Amerlcnn Bar As?
sociation lo-duy the unnunl nddress was
delivered ?>V ?? Biiron l?. Colt, of Rhntlu
Island United States Judge from .tho
first circuit. Judge Colt's subject wns
the 'Ri'nsonablnnoss*of Ihe Law."
??The Common Law la Nothing, but
Reason?" was nn opening sentence which
was the key-note ?f "?? miner.
Walter S. Logan, of Ncw> York, made a
verbal report fnun the Committee on Com?
mercial Law- Ho comniendod the nation?
al bankrupt law nnd thon discussed the
trust ouestloh, Ifu said It would havo
to be settled bv Ihe lawyers, If they did
not Ilio demagogues would. If combina-,
tlons conti ? n\ competition wll| cesse, und
commercial Jurisprudence will eventually
?ju entlroly changed. Tho cornmltteo, Jie
said, hnd reached the unanimous conclu?
sion that inodora Industrial combinations
should be stayed,
Hon. Charles F, iMnnderson, ot Ne?
braska, ?aid the report of the committee
had flllfcd him with nmar.omoiit, surprise
tihd ItiiJignntion. .
Ilo snld the report wns calculated to
rend the assooicifon asunder and he re?
sented tho attempt to turn the body wo
? political hustings. Ho asked that the
report be read.
Thero was opposition to tho motion and
coiiMldnrablo confusion. The convention
ngn.pfi td H?ftf thn report at ontM!. It wns
read by Chairman Logan a-nd was very
On tho Subject of trusts tha report says
this Is tho Important question, now be?
fore the American bar,
The report audsi
"Tho modern combinations' primary ob?
ject is to control trade nnd commoroo
In plain articles of production and sub?
stituto a moro or less perfect monopoly
Ih the placo of a moro or loss freo com?
petition. It changes entirely tlio basic
prlnnlples tit* commercial relations be?
tween man and man, und If thoy are to
continuo to grow ?nnd develop In tho fu?
ture, as In tho past, will render neces?
sary most Important changes In Iho prin?
ciples Of our commercial laws. Combina?
tion, as tin economic force, Is fast com?
ing to take tho placo of competition.
"Wo aro now having combinations of
combinations. Tho United Statos Steel
Corporation Is a combination of a dozen
theretofore competing producers, who
themselvos, woro combinations of still
other, producers, and these, ln turn, often
combinations of still others.
"It Ir estimatori that tho Standard Oil
Company has taken, by contract or hy
force, tho business of ten thousand corpo?
rations and merchants In ?It parts of
the Union. The present great railroad
lines of the country have Been mado up
by tho combination of htindrods of smaller
lines, somo extensions of one another,
and other competing lines.
CONTROL ALL SHIPS.
"Tlio ambition of the shipping trust, per?
haps the pet project of the great American
combine, has been to control all the
ships that anil tho ocean. A hundred
years ago thoro wero hardly two ships
owned by tho same.? Individual or cor?
poration, and even fifty years ago thoro
was scarcely a ship owner, individual or"
corporation, that ownod a half dozen
ships, No ono knerws but that within
the next ten years a greater man than
J. P. Morgan will arise, who will combine
Into one organization all tho Industries of
tho land, so (hat the workman who works
for wages can find but ono possible em?
ployer, nnd tho purchaser of wares but
ono possible soller. The steps toward the
formntion Pi ono Industrial corporation,
which shall crowd out all other cor?io
ratlons and assumo to Itself all the In?
dustries of the land have been already
more than half taken.
"It Is not so far to go from now to that
end ns we had to go to reach present
"A monopoly is economically desirable;
that is, for the monopolist. The United
Statos Steel Corporation can produco, no
matter what It Bells thorn for. Its goods
cheaper thin tho elements, out of which
tho combination is componed, ever pro?
duced thorn. Tho ^nndard Oil Com?
pany is economically holy, for lt pays
forty per cent, dividends. The Sugar
trust Is economically correct, for where?
as the Individual sujjar refiners lost
money on small capitalizations, the su?
gar trust pays big dividends ofj a largo
capitalization. Tho rallrood combina?
tions are economically Impregnable for
FAILURE THE EXCEPTION.
If Mr. Morgan's shipping trust and Mr.
Schwab's shipbuilding trust are failures
they are exceptions to tho rule. We can?
not, therefore, rely on natural forces, on
tho laws of supply and demand or on
economlo considerations, to limit the
growth of modorn combinations. If thoy
are undesirable, if tho people of the
American nation would -be bettor off
without them or with limitations put
upon them, they must put those limita?
tions on bv tho action of tholr Legisla?
tures, their Congress and their courts.
The American bar must act and the
American Bar Association must take the
lead. If the Northern Securities Corpo?
ration had been allowed to go on, the
next thins to follow It would naturally
havo beon a United States Securities
Company, which would hold the major?
ity of tho stock of every railroad where
the American fing files.
Tho report proposed the following rem?
"First. We can tax them to death, or
If that Is too radical a remedy, wo can
tax them until their growth and enlarge?
ment Is Impeded. There are constitu?
tional provisions requiring direct taxa?
tions to be uniform, and ln view of theso
provisions lt Is probably Impossible to
discriminate in the matter of direct tax?
ation ngalnst corporations holding large
amounts of taxable property. There Is,
however, a franchise tax imposed by
most' of tho States upon corporations at
the time of their incorporation aim an
unally thereafter. This franchise tax Is
in almost all Statos ln somo way graded
so as to tax the small corporation at a
higher rata than the' largo ono.
"Tho first million pnys a higher rate
than subsequent millions. In our judg?
ment the gradation should be continued,
but it should be a grading'up lnstoad of
down. We would leave, perhaps, the first
hundred thousand free and the first mil?
lion cheap, and raise tho rate with eacli
succeeding million. The United Stales
Steel Corporation now has a capitaliza?
tion of something over on? thousand rall?
iions. The gradation stages might bo
slow and easy enough to piase the most
conservative, and y?t result in a taxa?
tion of ten per cent, upon the last hun?
dred millions. ITow long would the United
States Stool Corporation continue under
that system of taxation.
"Second. We can compel them to ren?
der better and cheaper service. If the
combination of the Northern Pacific and
tlie Great Northern Railroads is a great
enough public disaster to have warranted
tho attention which it has attracted. It
could havo boon prevented much easier
than by a hundred Sherman antl-t-rust
laws ijy a single United States statute
that required any corporation engaged In
Interstate commerce to reduce Its rates
llfty per cent, to and from every point
where competition has been prevented
by combination, merger, common control
or agreement. Congress can enact that
any corporation or individual who en?
gages in Interstate commorco must fur?
nish Us service or supply Its goods at
lower rates wherever by any combination,
competition Is prevented than whero com?
petition Is loft freo.
"Third, if necessary, tho Stato Itself can
enter the iiuU.atrlal field as a producer
and restore tho foroo of competition to its
former supremacy by becoming Itself a
competitor of tho grent trusts."
The report Is signed by all tho members
ot the committee, consisting of Walter S,
Logan, Henry Build, Gardiner Lathrop,
Georgo Whlteloek and John Morris, Jr.
Thero was applauso when Judge Logan
concluded tho ?padlng of tho report.
Judge Kertoharn, of Indiana, requested
that Judgo Hammond, of Georgia, bo ask?
ed to speak, ", ft
A resolution was offered by Mr. Busby,
of North Carolina, providing that tlio re?
port bo rocolvetl nnd filed, nccotnpnnled
by a note that lt did not express the
vlovirn of tho Association. Judge Ham?
mond spoko briefly endorsing the report,
saying that lt. was ? most encouraging
thing that a body Ulto the Commereo
Commiltoe had soon fit to grapple with
such a great ?luestlon as Industrial com?
William I* Roynll, of Richmond, Va,,
offered ns a substitute for tho report a
paper, the essential Ideas of which wore
that the Injury dono tilo publlo by trusts
was through unreal competition, that Is
the giving away of goods to destroy weak
rivals, or by selling goods below cost for
thn same purpose, Stop this, ho said, and
tho trusts power for evil Is ended.
MR. ROYALL'S IDEA.
His remedy was that Congress pass ?
In?, establishing a corporation commis?
sion In each Stato or Territory, having
completo authority on complaint of any
person that his rival Is trading dishon?
estly by giving nwny his goods, or selling
thom below coat, for the purpose of de?
stroying tho complainant! to lino the of?
fending corporation to s.uch an extent ns
will make It offer Its goods for salo, in
fact, Instand of In pretenso, if it chooses
to niitor into trade. He found authority |
for th's net In tlie commer?a ein use. and
tlio Fourteenth Amendment, hut he re?
commended nn amendment to Hie Con?
stitution giving Congress power by appro?
priate legislation ? to eurcn'ess and pre?
vent dishonest competition In J,rat|o. Thoro
wnti a verv warm illsousslmi over a mo?
tion to table tho report. There was grent
excitement on thi> iloor and finally It was
agreed tho report should bo taken up at
tho night session. _
An alarm of fire at S:.1.1 o'clock last
night was occasioned by the oxploslon of
AUOTION SALe-S-TMie DAV,
.^y Oliver ?fc Jones. Auetlcmeuffc
?U6 Vf, Broad Street, 'phone 22?.
??. SWOW CASES, FURNITURE!, CA?
2?i. Ii.,atV'fr' Sewing Machinen, Cotvktti?
Stoves, etc., at auction,
I will soil for parties iearlnjr th? ejtn a*
,?"r au?tlon-houso. -ti? W. Broad Street?
TO-DAY at 10:30 A. M? one 2-seat Top
?lrrl.nse'c? ?e?? "arnc8"? i Outilde ?id ?
rnunter show Cases, G Oolc and 1 Walnut
Chamber Suits, Furniture, Wardrobe?,
Sideboards, Extension Tables, lOO Ghalrt
and Rocker?, 25 Centre Tables, R Iron
B-Metoade find Springs, ? good Oak ?n4
Walnut Hall Racks, ? new ajid secmid
hand Bod Lounge and Couches, Toileti
Sets, Parlor Clock*, Odd Bureaus, With?
stand?, Kitchen Safes and Tables, 10 good
Mattresses, good lot of Carpet, Matttn*.
Rugs, Lace Curtains, 7 good Bowing Ma?
chines. 2 good Cook Stoves ? also, a lot of
other goods too numerous to mention.
Ladle?. Invited to attend sales.
GEO. V. OLIVER, Salesman.
Geo, W. Mayo, Auctioneer.
GROCERIES, "iSCALES, NOTION ft
TINWARE, MTLCH COW, LICENSE,
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, ETC., AT
I -will sell for account of the owner,
who Is leaving the city, at No. 1208 North
Seventeenth Street, at 10:80 A. M.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1908,
1 Milch Cow, Merchandise Llcenss, Cwun*
ter Scales, Oil Tank and other fixtures!
a fresh stock of Groceries Canned, Bot?
tied and Paokage Goods, Laundry Soap?,
Tin and Glassware, Notions, Feather
Beds, Barber's Mirror, Household Forni?
A. R. MATO, Proprietor.
Goo. H. Valentine and A. P. Montgomery,
Salesmen. aug 27,28
By Tho Valentine Auction Co.,
?312 East Broad Street
FOLDING BEDS, SHOW CASES, HAJLti
TREES, BED-ROOM FURNITURE.
SIDEBOARDS, SHOW CASE, J IRON
SAFE, WALL PAPER CUTTING. MA-'
CHINE, If? YARDS "WINDOW SHADE
GOODS, ETC., AT AUCTION.
THIS (Friday) MORNING, AUGUST
2Sth, at 10:30 o'clock, at our ware
rooms, No. (?12 East Broad1 Street, 2 good
Folding Beds, Oval-front Show Case,
Quartered Oak Hall Trees, good - Oak
Bed-Room Furniture, Rugs and Table
Cloths and Counterpanes: Oak and Wal?
nut Buffets, Enameled Iron Beds, Dining
Tables, Odd Beds, Separate Bureaus,
Spring?, MattresBes. Chairs, Rockers. Gee
ollne Stoves, Parlor Furniture, Kitchen
Tables, etc. Also, one Wall Paper Cut?
ting Machine, about 1B0 yards Window
Shade Goods, etc.; good Oval-Front Me?
tal-Frame Show Case. j
THE VALENTINE AUCTION CO.
AUCTION SALES?FUTURE DAY??.
J. Thompson Brown & Co.,
Real Estate Agents nnd Auctioneer?.
PUBLIC AUCTION TO
HIGHEST BIDDER WITHOUT BESEBTE
15 Beautiful Building Loft,
Floyd Avenue and Main Street,
Between Robinson and Mulberry Street*,
A Part of Milton Cayoe Estate.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER Sst
5 o'Clock P. M.
' Th?sse choicest West-End lots are .In
aero blocks. Some have tine fruit trees.
The subdivision Is In SO-foot lots, affeot
lng a choice of large or small pieces, as
may be desired. AU are above grade?wlth
line drainage; dty eower and water with?
in one and two blocks and obtainable,
The accessibility of these handsome lots
by. THREE separate electric Unes, on
which they front, renders them exceeding?
ly desi rabio for home purposes and spec?
All lots put up will be sold without lim?
it or reservo.
TERM.S?One-third cash, balance 1 and
2 years, 6 per cent. Interest, secured by .
J. THOMPSON BROWN & CX5.
By J. B. Elam & Co., /
Real Eetate Auctioneers.
PUBLIC AUCTION, ON THE PREM?
ISES, ON TUESDAY NEXT, SEP?
TEMBER 1ST, at ? O'CLOCK P. M? o?
tho two-story detached, comparatively
new, three-room frame dwelling, with
good well of water, and good corner lot.
situated at tho SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF TWENTY-SIXTH STREET AND
NINE MILE ROAD.
This property Is sold by direction' of*
non-rerldsnt owner, and a great bargain
may be expected.
TERMS?$150 cash, balance on long time.
J. B. ELAM & CO..
aug2S-tds %?&%%V%( ntxpp
aug 28-4t Auotlon?3*ra.
By John T. Goddln ? Co.,
Real Estate Agents and Auotlon???srs,
Bank and Eleventh Streets.
TRUSTEES' AUCTION SALE
ONE-HALF ACRE LOT, WITH A
SMALT, DWELLING AND OTHER
ON DEEP RUN TURNPIKE,
ABOUT THREE MILES WEST OF
By virtue of a died of truit, bearing
date June 3, 1898, to the undersigned trus?
tees, recorded In clerk's office of Henrico
County Court ln D. B, Ini ?, page 8OT, de?
fault having been made In the payment
of a portion of the debt secured therein,
and being required by the beneficiary, wa
will sell at public auction, on the prem?
WEDNESDAY, SEPT, 2, 1903.
at ? o'clock P. M., the above-mentioned
property, described as that certain piece
or parcel of land, with Improvements
thereon, lying on the north side of Deep
Run Turnpike, Henrico county, Va., about
threo miles west of the cl>y of Richmond,
being one-half acre lot, bounded on the
north by the land of Binden, on the south
by the Deep Run Turnpike, on the east
by land of Molile Buokner, and on the
west by the land of Frank Berry.
v T. J. HAWTCES,
R. B. ARNOLD.
aug27-tds ' . Trustee*.
SEALED BIDS ARE INVITED FOR ?
portion of the PLUMBING which la
necessary to be put In the new Penlt*?n
tlary building at this time, plans and
epeclflcatlons tor which can bo seen at
the office of the architeot on the
grounds. Bids must be addressed to A
C. KARMAN, care Penitentiary, mark?
ed "Proposals" on the envelope, arvl ha
received by l? o'clock M. Tuesday, Sep?
tember 1, 1900.
The right to reject any or all bids I?
reserved A. C. HARMAN,
Chairman Executive Conimttt.se.
a lamp at No. 1117 Floyd Avenue. The
duina go was slight, scarcely reaching 110,
PARDON FOR WHITES
(By Associated Press.)
MONTGOMERY, ALA., August IT.-.
Prominent negroes of Tallapoosa county
havo petition?! Judgo Thomas G. Jonea
of the United States Coure to recommend
to tii? President the pardon of George Dl
Cosby and Barnabas Cosby, who are
Borvlng sentane?? In the United State?
penitentiary at Atlanta, for violations of
tho peonage statutes.
Tho petition is regarded es slgulticant
of a better understanding between the
people of tho two ruces tn that section.
The Cosbys, who are prosperous plant?
ers, wero sentenced to serve one year
und a day eaoh, They entered ? pit*?
of guilty at tho last term of the Feueral
MORI LI!, ALA-, Aug. ?l7.-Boll weevil
are reported In cottoij. a?*-?* u*ii<u?**iiiir?