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William Lewis Throws Him?
self on Court's Mercy.
NORFOLK PRIMARY LAW
Delegate Whitehead Will Again Call it
Up and Try to Pass it Ovir the Gov?
ernor's Veto ?F hotos to Show
Police Dominated Election.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA.. October ??William
Lewis, colored, the most remarkable car
robber with whom the Virginia courts
have ever had to deal, was to-day sen?
tenced to four years in the penitentiary.
He waived a Jury nnd threw himself
upon the mercy of the court. Judge Port
Jock, after a short argument by Common?
wealth's Attorney Marshall, then sen?
Lewis has been operating In this vicin?
ity for a couple of years. The specific
robbery to which he confessed was com?
mitted in Norfolk county September 12,
?802. He stole ?C0O worth of clothing. ??<
was captured In Petersburg several
months ago and brought here for trial.
BOLD ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE.
Soon after his arrest Jio made an at?
tempt at a Jail delivery, and was only
thwarted by the vigilance of Deputy Slier- ?
iff Hughert, who discovered him after he '
had made a hole In the prison wall big .
enough to admit his body. Lewis' meth?
od of stealing from cars was unlquo and
dangerous. He would climb to the top
of a car and there fasten a rope ladder,
down which he would swing himself to
the door, unbolting this while the car was
Delegate John Whitehead announces
that as soon as the Legislature recon?
venes he will call up the Norfolk primary
Amendment. U was unanimously passed
by the Legislature, but the Governor
vetoed It. An attempt will now be made
to pass It over his veto.
PHOTOS. OF POLLS.
Mr. Whitehead will undertake to con?
vince the legislators that the police dom
irated the recent primary here by means
of photographs taken at the polls. Mr.
Whitehead Insists that the Governor's
veto was duo to a misapprehension on Ws
part of the Intent of the law. Ho feared
it. would take the appointment of judges
out of the hands of the candidates and
place it In the control of ? partisan board.
Chinese evidence, which ?s not allowed
ir. cases of deportation, will ho admitted
by Judge Waddlll, of the United States
?.'curt, to prove the birthplace of Wan
Willie, an unregistered Chinaman, who
claims to havo been born In San Fran?
TOO OLD TO MOVE.
Jung Twong, of Portsmouth, a very old
end feeble Chinaman, who claims to have
been here thirty, years, may not bo do-,
ported. Judge Waddlll holds that al?
though tho man haH no papers, to be sent
buck to China now would bo merely to
dio miserably. He does not believe tho
law intended deportation under such cir?
cumstances. For a man of Jung's age to
go back to China now would be to starve
to death. He continued the old China?
TOBACCO FARMERS MEET
Sprakers Advise Them to Hold Crops
for Higher Prices.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
BOTDTON, VA., Oct. 20.? The County
Court of Mecklenburg was held hero yes?
terday. A larger crowd than usual at?
tended. The interest of farmers on the
subject of protecting their interest In to?
bacco against tho trust, was unabated. A
large meeting was held In the courthouse
nnd was addressed by T. V. Allen, In a.
t-peech of from two to 'three hours. All
the speakers on tho subject advised tho
farmers to hold their crops, 1 had a con?
versation with a warehouse man yester?
day on the subject of holding the tobac?
co crop, and he significantly remarked
that the farmers were not the holders,
but that those whom the farmers owed
were the real holders of tobacco, and
they wero Uie sufferers.
The canVrklatos.'.were out In full force
yesterday. 'The two colored Republican
I'ommlssloners of the revenue, who now
hold otIic.es In the county, have both pub?
lished cards, declaring their candidacy
for their respectives places. Each of the
two Democratic candidates for commis
i-loners of the revenue have Independent
opponents and If the Democrats split to
any extent, It Is possible that the two
colored candidates may slip In.
Heretofore Mecklenburg, by reason of
the large negro vote, has ha/1 colored
men to fill these places amost continu?
ously since tho enfranchisement of the
Captain S. P. Read Is the Democratic
candidate fir the Hou.se. of Delegates
and so far ha.s no opposition from any
source and will unquestionably be elect?
ed. He has served In hotli branches of
While horses and mules were being
fold yesterday on tho street, a young
negro man brought a horse up to the
nuet'oneer and requested that the ani?
mal he sold. The auctioneer began cry?
ing the horse, when another n?gro caino'
up and stopped the sab- by telling the
auctioneers that that was his horse which
he rode there and tied to a post.
Tho negro selling the horse said a
white man asked him to bring the ani?
mal up to be sold, hut the strange part
of It was he could nol tell who tho while
A considerable quatnlty of tobacco is
being sold at the. two warehouses here,
but the prices are !"??
Colonel Thomas p. Goodo, Mrs. Goodo
end their daughter, Miss Kate, who have
Fpeiit the Hummer at Atlantic City, N.
J? have returned to their homo In thin
place The Colonel is somewhat Im?
proved in health.
THE WRECK CLEAR
Temporary Track Laid Around Wreck?
ed Fouines and Traffic Re'umed.
(Special to The Tlme?-Dlspaich ?
MEHEHK1N. VA . October 20.-A largo
force worked all night last night clear?
ing up the wreck which occurred Just
above this place yesterday At about 12
o'clock last nlKht a temporary track: had
been laid around tho heap of the two
engines, and after this hour ?Il trafilo
was resumed on the. usual schedule,
The entire wreck will be moved speed
lly and the main lii.e pm h, h. usual
FAIR AT WINCHESTER
Vibiting Federal Veterans to Hold Camp
Fire With Confederate?.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch )
WINCHESTER, VA , Oct. |M -The
thirty-fourth annual exhibition of tin?
Bhonandoah Valley Agricultural Bq ?,???
commenced u. iay, with splendid prps.
j*ct* fsr an excellent exhibition. The
Rain or Snow
The new leather which
13 always bright, glossy,
strong and soft, nnd c<7?7
gel hard. Rain or snow
don't nffect it. When you
buy shoes look for this label.
Wolff Process Leather Co.
weather sn far has been delightful, and
the outlook is very encouraging. The
agricultural department is well displayed,
and In the ladies' department are more
displays thnn ever. On tho grounds are
numerous displays of machinery, and
the, stock and horse display is the best
yet. There are sonic of the very best
rattle In this section on display, rer
liaps the leading attraction will be the
The?n will be Tar above the average,
and will attract much interest!
Survivors of the Twenty-second Penn?
sylvania "RInggold's" Cavalry nnd the
Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania Regiment,
numbering about two hundred and fifty
Union veterans, nnd their friends, are
holding their reunion here, having ar?
rived last night and to-flny.
With General Turner Ashby Camp.
Confederate Veterans, they will hold a
r?union nt tho fair to-morrow! and a
camp fire at night in the camp hall.
POWHATAN COUNTY COURT
Meeting of Bar ard Court Officers Bid
Farewell to Judge Hundley.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
POWHATAN C. H.. VA.; October in.?
Judge George Hundley closed his terni of
court here to-day. Only one jury ease
was called, and tho jury were discharged
after being in attendance oi;c day. A
number of decrees were entered.
Under the now judicial circuits, amend?
?e/ by the new Constitution, Judge Hund?
ley's term expired in this county to-day.
A meeting of the bar. court officers and
citizens was had. and ndopted resolutions
expressing'their sincere regret that Judge
Hundley will no longer be associated with
them, he having, by his oourteous, fair
? mi Impartial rulings, won the highest
respect, and admiration of the. people, us
well as tho officers of his court.
They expressed their high esteem and
extended to him 1 hoir best wishes for his
Tho meeting was called to order by Dr.
R. D. Tucker, and Mr. Joseph P. Sadler
was chosen chairman, and Mr. W, S.
Geode was secretary. The chairman
stated the oblect of the meeting, and on
motion of Mr. J. H. Hobson tho Chair
appointed a committee of three to draft
suitable resolutions. Mr. Hosklns Hobson,
W. R. Davis and Dr. R. ?. Tucker wero
named as that committee, and presented
the resolutions referred to above.
GENERAL WHEELER SETTLES
Buys the Phillips Homestead?Federa
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
I'UUUKKiCKSBUHG, VA.. Oct. 20.?
Genoral Daniel D. Wheeler, of the United
States army, who was recently put on
tho retired list, lias purchased from the
heirs of the late A. K. Phillips the hand?
some Phillips homestead, on Main Street,
in this city, and will make It his home.
?i neral Wheeler is a distinguished sol
iiier. and a gentleman of culture and re?
finement, lie married a daughter of the
lato A. K. Phillips'.
About fifty Federal visitors of Simp?
son's post, NO. "G.&. ut' Huntington, Pa.,
accompanied by ladles, arrived here yes?
terday; and are visiting the battlefields
around the city and In Spotsylvanla coun?
ty, where their commands were engaged
in tlie battles or the. Civil War in 1S63 and
1M14. . They also visited Stafford county,
whore they were in camp for ? port????
of thai period.
Mr. Willie 13. Comp\on, assisvnt post?
master of this city, l.vs gone to Calti
ir.or?, where on Wednesday night ho will
wed Miss Nannie Davis, daughter of
?'apt. Dan M. Davis, formerly of .this
city, now of Baltimore.
Hogs are dying in large numbers in
sriim portions of Culpoper county. NTcar
Mitchell's station some farmers havo k
as many as fifty head each.
?. KOCKINGHAM FIRE-SWEPT
Many Stores Bu ned and Much Dam?
(Special to The Tlines-Dlspatcli.)
CHARLOTTE, N. (.'.. On. 20,?The most
disastrous fire in the history of Roc.k
Ingliam occurred this morning at 'J
o'clock. The stores of H, ?, Watson,
Outline ?? CO., XV. T. Williams. ?. W.
Porter & Co., Watklns and Teal, saloon
of A. W, Porter and Co,, restaurarti "f
John Wright, restaurant of Crawford
Ellerbe, Rockingliam EJxcbnngo, office of
R. S, Cole, dentist; William Kelly, law
yor; J. P. Cameron, lawyer; Palmetto
Distilling Company were destroyed!
All adjoining property was Injured and
much merchandise was removed from
Other (.lores and greatly damaged.
The courthouse caught and was extln?
gtllshod. The total loss Is $75,000, with
about $35,000 Insurance The origin of
tin- fire is unknown. It was first dis.
covered in the Watson building.
CHAIN OF DRUG STORES
Extensive Plan of a New Norfolk Com?
pany Chaptered H-re,
'(Special to The T'mos-Dlepatch ?
NORFOLK. VA.? Oct. 20,?Charles n.
MoKlmmlo. head of the MoICmmlo Drug
Company, chartered to-day, proposcH to
establish a cha ? of cut-rate drug stores
m this c(ty, He ivo- already secured a
number of establishments and win e tat?.
huh or absorb others constitu? ng 111.? new
company, in effect, a loouj drug trust.
Mr. McKlininli was a lew years ago a
clerk i,,r a local drug house. He branch,
ed out in business and one od three dril?
stores here when le- inherited a few
months ago a consderable fortune ?\..
Immediately put mto execution hin idea
of a chain of drug stores,
NEGRO VOTE DEFEATS
DISPENSARY IN WELDON
(Special i" T|ie Tlmei -? H ? ,?. ? -,
WELDON. N. <' ' loi ?_?'.?.- ? he ri
pensary wan defeated hero by a ??,?. ,f
?ifiy-iour io forty-four. Of the. fifty-four
who voted fur ?ai., eighteen jvere n>f
State Council Welcomed to
BUCKROE OYSTER ROAST
Su t Against City on Account of a Boy
Drowned in the Street?Arranging
for a Meeting at Which Senator
Daniel Will Speak,
' rSpodal to The Times-Dispatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS', VA.. October 2n.
The State Council. Junior Order of Culled
American Mechanics, convened here this
morning for Its annual session In the
Council Chamber In the Citizens' and Ma?
rino Bank Building. State Councillor 15.
W. Minor, of Richmond, was prevented
from attending t'ho convention on account
[ of Illness In his family, nnd the session
was called to order and presided over
by Vice state councillor'Charles W. Todd,
Mayor A. A. Moss delivered the ad?
dress of welcomo on the part of the city,
and Past Councillor B. W. Plica wel?
comed the visitors In behalf of the local
councils. State Secretary Thomas B. Ivy
delivered the response.
After the addresses the bo&y went Into
executive session. Sessions wero held
tills afternoon and to-night. Another ses?
sion will he held to-morrow morning, nnd
In the afternoon a big oyster roast will
be held nt Buckroe Beach, nnd tho visi?
tors will be taken down on chartered cars.
To-morrow morning the. council will
elect ofllcers for the coming year.
About one hundred and fifty delegates
are In attendance, and their headquarters
aro at the Warwick Hotel.
DROWNED IN THE STREET.
The caso of Mrs. Emma J. Scott against
the city of Newport News, a suit for
Slt',000 damages, was taken up In tho Cor?
poration Court this morning, nnd when
the court adjourned to-night all of the
evidence had been heard. Tho argument
will begin to-morrow morning.
The plaintiff Is the mother of Jacob
Scott, the four-year-old boy who was
drowned In a hole on Virginia Avenue.
between Forty-first and Forty-second
Streets, on July inth. The hole was
caused by heavy rains and a breakage
in tho sewer system. The child was play?
ing in the street, and Is supposed to have
lost his balanco and fallen in.
Messrs. Jeffries and Lawless, of Nor
fclk. are reprecsnting the plaintiff, and
tho city is represented by City Attorney
Messrs. McCarthy und Wills, repre?
senting the Southern Tariff Association,
aro in the city to stay several weeks, ex?
amining Into tho conditions here. It Is
expected that tho representatives will
make such a report as will give the city
a. lower Insurance rate.
DANIEL TO SPEAK!.
The City Democratic Committee held a
meeting to-night and discussed campaign
matters. Arrangements are being made
for the big mass meeting to be held ut
the Casino on October 27th, when Senator
Daniel will speak.
F, W. Scarborough, the engineer of
maintenance of way for tho Chesapeake
and Ohio Railway, is in the city inspect?
ing the work being done on the new sub?
way to bo built under the company's
tracks from Eighteenth Street to Twen?
Judge Saunders Honored.
(Special tu The Tlnw-Dlspateb.)
SOUTH BOSTON. VA., Oct. 20.?At a
meeting of tho bar of the county of
Halifax. held on the l?th instant,
resolutions were adopted, expressing
their regret at parting with Judge E. W.
Saunders. who will not preside over tho
Circuit Court for that county longer on
account of changes made by law In put?
ting the new Constitution Into operation,
and giving testimony to h's ability ami
fairness as ? judge as well as his great
worth as a man.
The rcsoutlons nlso testify to tho uni?
form courteous and considerate treat?
ment received at. his hands.
This tribute to Judge Saunders is all
the more signal as coming from the bar
of the historic county that furnished
his leading competitor for the circuit
judgcshlp when ho was first elected by
the General Assembly. For ten years
or more Judge Saunders was a leading
member of the House of Delegates and
was Speaker of thnt body when he was
elevated to the judgeshlp. Ho Is to-day
one of the foremost men of the Common?
wealth and has already made on the
bench a record of which his friends and
admirers are justly proud.
Steel Pier For Virginia Beach?Deport?
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., Oct. 20.?Upon mo
tlon of William F. Cochran, Jr., of Balti?
more, Judge Waddlll, In the United Slates
Court to-day named George II? Wiignian,
receiver for the Chesapeake Packing Com?
pany, of King William county, Charles K.
Harrison, president. The receiver is re?
quired to give a bond of $15,000. The
packing company, which has beon run?
ning a large box factory near West
Point, filed an answer to tho Cocinan
bill admitting all tin- allegations of the
defendant, consented t otho appointment
of a recer'rer. James M. Ambler, of Bal?
timore, appeared as counsel for the plain?
The haben us corpus proceedings grow?
ing out uf the effort on, the part of Mrs.
Susan F. Davis, of Birmingham. Ala., lo
have lier son discharged from the navy
ramo up In the Federal Court to-day and
went over until November. The complaint
la that tho recruiting officer accepted
young John Lewis Davis, son of the pe?
titioner without the mother's consent.
Tho government claims that the record
will show thai consent was given.
The Virginia Beach Amusement Com?
pany, just chartered by the Corpora?'
tlon Commission ;,i Richmond, Is said
to have In lonleiniilalinii the erecting of
a $7.'.,?o<? steel amusement pier al Virginia
Beach, surii as those at Atlantic city,
The idea is in havo the pier some ino
COULD NOT SLEEP FOR COUGH
"In the winter of 10n;? I contracted a se.
vere cobi, and it resulted in pneumonia,"
say? Mr ? Bert Hatch, of South Dayton,
N. Y. "For five days anil nights 1
could not sleep; was constantly fnugh
Ing, Mr. J. .1. Randelli knowing of niy
illness, sftil me a bottle of ? Miaiiibc-rlnill's
( migli Remedy, and In a short time it
gave mo relief so that 1 could sleep, and
tWO bQttlee 0( the remedy cured mi?. I
had taken five different rem?di?e, bul
? nubi gei nu ielle! uni il | began using
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, Ton much
cannot be said for such a medicine."
When a druggist lakes the liberty of
sending a medicine la a frlond, you may '
know thai the rep) ad y sent is ? good, one, j
yot sab.? by all druggists.
"Jifamo on Every Piece."
Every Package Warranted/
If you buy Lowney's Candies in the
original sealed packages you will find them
in perfect condition, or money refunded.
"Special" Assorted . i tb.flnc; ? Ib.Ufic.
"SnuTenlr" . . . . ? lb. ?Oc.; Ji lb. ?ftc.
"American Beauties" ? Ib.?Oc; J4 lb. 80c.
"P,!?.k"?" ."Pan,,?\'! | ? lb. 60c; M lb. 80c.
or"rorgel.me.nots " j ??.i/a
"flolfere".:1b. 60c; H lb. 30c.
"Colonial Dames" . . ? lb. 60c; H 'b. 80c
"Chocolate Peppermint?" 10c. and 26c.
(?Chocolate Almonds" . 15c, 86c. and ?Oc.
Lowney's Package*? are
fe.et long, with a fish pound at the
Yen Yung, the educated Chinaman, who
skipped his ball bond at Boston, and
camo here, will go back to China. He was
found by his brother, who went his ball,
working on tho Chlcnese farm near this
city, and turned over to the authorities.
Judge Waddlll decided that he could not
send the man back to Boston, but that as
lie was guilty of evasion of the Chinese
exclusion act he must be deported.
The judge is of the opinion that tho
government by a rigid enforcement of
the Chinese act Is endeavoring to dis?
courage contraband Immigration through
Secret Marriage, Like Murder, Will
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.!
ROANOKB, VA.. Oct. 20.-Mr. J. J. Con
way, a popular machinist, and Miss Ada
D. Berry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil?
liam P. Berry; were married last Satur?
An effort,was made by the couple to
keep tho marriage a secret until Jan?
uary 1st. but it leaked out to-day.
The bride Is one of Roanoke's prettiest
young girls and was ono of the lead.ng
candidates in the contest for queen of
the last Carnival.
(Special to The. Times-Dispatch.)
CLIFTON FOROK, VA.. Oct. 20.?John
F. Dudley, of Philadelphia, and Miss
Emma Wheeler, d, tighter of V. W,?
Wheeler, were married at 8:15 this morn?
ing in the Methodist Church?, Rev. C. S.
Prominent Citizen III.
(Special to The Tim?s-Dispatch.)
bYNCHBURG VA., Oct. 20.?R. Stock?
ton Terry, a prominent citizen, and for
many years proprietor of the Norvell
Arlii'igton Hotel, is extremely ill.
The Terry Murder Ca = e.
fSnecinl to The Times-Dispatch.)
WILMINGTON. N. C. Oct. ?_'.?S. Hill
Terry was arraigned In Superior Court
tn-dav under the charge of killing George
T. Bland, his son-in-law. A motion for
continuance was overruled, and Mor day.
fixed for tho trial. The defense will make
a motion for removal to another county
on the ground that Terry can't get a
fair trial in this county. It is not be?
lieved that Judge Brown will allow tho
case to be removed. The trial will con?
sume a week.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
l'A?lirrKVILLE, ?. C. Oct. 20.?Hen
rv Dlxon, a negro, wanted by the authori?
ties for a long time for illicit .whiskey
dealing, was arrested yesterday in the
extreme western part of Cumberland
county, just as he got off a train on the
Aberdeen and Rock fish Railroad. Officer
Andrews and ? posse were on the watch
for him; but Dlxon, who is a giant In
both size and strength and a desperado,
fought like a bulldog, and ga?e up only
after he was shot three times-.inde.? tho
arm. In the neck and through tlie shoul?
AS TO WENTZ
He Was Engaged and Father
Opposed to the
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BIG STONE GAP, VA., Oct. 20.?The
mystery surrounding tho sudden disap?
pearance of millionaire E. L. Wentz, of
Big Stone Cap, still oontlnues to deepen
as tho search goes on. Almost every
foot of the ground within a radius of
ten miles from whore Ills horso was
found has been carefully gono over,
and yet not a trace of the missing man
has been discovered. Dr. J. S. \Ventz
and wife, father and mother of young
Mr. Went/., arrived In a special from
Philadelphia yesterday evening.
Mrs. Wentz does not bolleve that her
son has been murdered, but Is Inclined
to the belief that he has been kidnapped
and Is being held for a ransom. The
parents of Mr. Wentz have not yet vis.
ited the place where his horse was found,
and It is not now known whether they
will do so. Tho Irish fortune teller who
was arrested last Saturday and held on
suspicion, was released to-dny. It was
decided he was In no way concerned
with the matter, and was only plying
hi? profession when he said thnt ho
would "cut the cards" and tell where
"Ted" Wentz was for two thousand
?o oilier arrests have been made.
Tho prevailing opinion now Is that Mr.
Wentz Is being held for ransom. The
search will continuo from day to day.
we tz Encased.
.MIDIH.I'IBORO, KY., Oct. 20.--J. fl.
Wept?, the Philadelphia millionaire,
whose son mysteriously disappeared from
Valley View, Va., last Wednesday, has
arrived at. Big Stone Gap, Va., and is
at tlie head <?f a hand of searchers, who
are scouring tho woods to-day. Friends
of the young man do not think that he
Young Wentz was engaged to a young
lady, and his father was opposed to the
match. It Is believed that Wentz left
?he country out of piiiue.
FAIR MAID IN
Miss McGill Honored by the
Sons of Veterans.
HOLLOWAY NOT A SUICIDE
Missing Watch Repairer Carried Money
and Watches with Him?Midnight
Tragedy at a Negro Dance.
Negro's Jugular Severed.
(Sp?cial to Tho Tlmcs-Dlspa.tch.)
PETERSBURG, VA., Oct. 20.? Mis*
Marie McGill, daughter of Mr. \V. L.
McGill, a. prominent tobacconist of this
city, has been appointed maid of honor
in chief for the Sons of Confederate Vet?
erans to tho reunion ot Newport News
next week. Misa McGill is exceedingly
popular In poclcty In this city. She Is
a sister of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton n.nd
Mrs. Francis R. Lneslter.
Mr. C. Z. Hollowoy, tho old man, who
disappeared from his moms on Romo
Street, Saturday night, Is said to have
carried with him ? considerable sum of
money, which ho borrowod from various
persons. Ho also had with him several,
watches that wore left with him to be
repaired. These facts would scorn to In?
dicato thnt tho old man did not com?
mit suicide as was first suspected.
Cornelius Wftkcr (colored) was stabbed
to death? by John Pollarci (colored) last
night about midnight. Tho dlfticulty oc?
curred at a negro dance givo nln Wilkor
son's Hall, on New Market Avenue,
AValker nnd Richard Pellam, a cousin
of John Pellam's, woro Involved in a
difficulty over ono of the women in the
dance hall. Walker knocked Pellam down
against tho window. Inflicting wounds
that required tho uttentlon of a physi?
cian. John Pollam with an open knife
came up during tho difficulty and stabbed
Walker In tho neck, severing the Jugular
vein. The negro was taken to his homo
on Shore Street nnd attended by Dr.
Early. He died a few hours later from
the Iors of blood. John and Richard Pol?
lam were arrested by Officers Carter,
Heelan and Hall and paced In tho city
DREDGE THE ??????????.
Mr. C. H. Hargrove, United States
Engineer and G. W. Talbott. reached the
city yesterday and will begin at once
the work of dredging tho Appomattox
River from the harbor two miles below
the city. A depth of twelve feet will be
gained and tho work will occupy about
two months' time. It Is being done by
the United States government, but has
nothing to do with the plans for the de?
flection of tho river.
General Joshua Chamberlain, a distin?
guished citizen of Portland, Me., spent
Sunday and Monday In Petersburg.
General Chamberlain Is chairman of tho
Committee son Battlefield Parks of tho
Grand Army of tho Republic. He visit?
ed the. battlefields around this city. He
was at ono time In command of the Fifth
Army Corps and was wounded near Pe?
tersburg. General Chamberlain haa
served several terms as Governor of
The will of the late Julia Ann Thomas
(colored) was proved In tho clerk's of?
fice to-day, William McCoy (colored)
qualifying as executor. Tho property Is
valued at about $1,500.
Mr. Robert Gllllam, Jr., so nof the clerk
of tho courts of thin city, appeared in
court and qualified ns notary public.
Mr. Fred. l.icTntosh, a well-known
young machinist, a nativo of Scotland,
and Miss Florence Estelle Northlngton,
of Petersburg, wero married In this city
Hllllnrd Manson (colored) charged with
feloniously cutting James Mangum, (col?
ored) was sent on by the Mayor to-day
for trial In the Corporation Court.
Miss Kate Elsmere Puller, wlto was
pronounced ono of the finest elocutionists
who ever recited In this city, will recite
at the grand rally of tho Epworth
League Un'on of Market-Street Church
Thursday night. Rev. W. Asbury Chris?
tian, of Berkley, will deliver the address
and Miss Julia Emmett, of Richmond,
ARE YOU GOING SOUTH?
Low Winter Tourist Rates via Seaboard
Air Line Railway.
Seaboard Air Line Railway announces
special WINTER TOURIST rates to all
the principal points In Flor'da and tho
Southwest. Tickets on salo Oc ober 15th.
to April 30th. returning until May 31.
Tho Seaboard offers a most attractive
schedule: fast trains with Pullman's
latest and most Improved Drawing-Room
Sleeping Cars; Dining Car Service south
Information ns to rates, tickets, etc.,
cheerfully furnished on application to tho
W. J. MAY,
City Ticket Agent.
H. S. I>eard. Dist. Pass'g'r. Agent,
'Phone iO.?, Richmond, Va.
For Infante and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Times-Dlspatch Want Ads. brighten
business. They are fleet-footed messen?
gers that do in a. day the work of a
month. "Phone the Want Ad. man,"
SPECIAL LOW RATES VIA SEA?
BOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY.
North Carolina Stale Agricultural Fair,
Raleigh, N. C? October 19*24, 1903.
On account of the above occasion the
Seaboard Air Line Railway will (jell tick?
ets to Raleigh and return at rate of one
tare, plus fifty cents, admission to the
fait grounds. Tickets on salo October 16(h
to 23d, Inclusive, linai limit October 2?th.
?em the ^>?1 |1T KM You Have Always fa
AGREAT CONVENIENCE TO THE
The Southern Railway ticket office at
Nu. 920 Fast Main Street, is open dolly
except Sundays, whero tjio pubi o m y
purchase tickets and malc? sleeping nir
reservations to all points, thus avoid ng
the rush that sometimes occurs at depot
offices. Information as to schedules a1 d
connections cheerfully furnished. "No
Houble to answer Questions,"?
To guard against
is branded on
the corks of all
bottles of original Budweiser.
Accept no imitations of the
"King of Bottled Beers.r>
Orders promptly filled by
JOS. STUMPF, Manager Anheuscr-Busch Branch, Richmond, Va.
SYNOD OF VIRGINIA
Rev. Dr. A. k; Fraser, of
Staunton. Va.. Elected
(Speclol to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.).
ABINGDON. VA.. Oct. 20.-The Presby?
terian Synod of Virginia began Il#t 116th
annual session hero to-night. Thero wore
presont VS ministers and 29 ruling elders.
Tho opening sermon was preached by the
retiring Moderator, RoV. F. J. Brooks, D.
D., Of Alexandria. His text was Acts IK
and 11, 20, 21. His subject was the pro
gross and growth of the church, Is the
result of tho work of the Holy S*pirlt.
through a consecrated mlnlstery and a
consecrated church mj-mbcrslilp.
Rov. W. McC. White, of Petersburg,
nominated Rev. A. M. Fraser, D. D.. of
Staunton, for moderator, and ho w'as
unaplmously elected. Rev R. A. White
nnd Rev. A. C. Hopkins, Jr., were elect?
ed temporary clerks.
U. S. DISTRICT COURT
Decision in Famous Seeley Case at
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
ABINGDON. VA, Oct. 20.?Tho United
States Circuit Court ended Its October
torm to-day, Judge Henry C. McDowell
presiding. Tho famous case of George
M. Seeley against the New River Mineral
Company, for balanco of services as
general manager, which has been on trial
for a week, ended this nfternoon In a
verdict for Seelny for sixteen thousand
four hundred and sixty-six dollars and
The court overruled the motion for a
new trial, and an appeal was provided for
by tho defendant company and Judg?
ment suspended for thirty days.
A. Campbell and J. T. Bullltt repre?
sented Seeley; John C. Blair and M. M.
Caldwell the company.
A YOUNG GIRL IS
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
SAtiBM, VA.. Oct. 20.?Mary Lovelace,
aged twelve years, the adopted daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Ragnn, myste?
riously and unaccountably disappeared
from her home la,st night nnd no trace
of her has yet been discovered. It is not
thought that the girl left home volun
tarlly.xfor she was happy and contented.
All of her hats nnd all of her dresses
savo the ono that she wore were left.
Foul play Is strongly suspected, and tho
community is considerably stirred up
over the matter.
(Special to Tho Tlrnes-Dlspatch.)
WILMINGTON, N. C, Oct. 20?Tho
street fair and carnival, under the aus?
pices of the Junior Order of United Amer?
ican .Mechanics, opened hare this after?
noon. The midway attractions are fur?
nished by the Layton Carnival Company,
and tin; carnival district Is the principal j
business section of the city.
Thousands of people were on the streets
this afternoon and to-night enjoying
the festivities of the fnlr.
A LITTLE LAD GRASFS
A LIVE ELECTRIC WIRE
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
LYNCHBURG VA. October 2n.-Frnnk
Booker, little son of Norman nooker, was
sitting on n. box in front of his home to?
day. A wire was hanging in front of
renched up to tako
He was unable to turn tho wlro loose.
His mother rushed out t? secure him.
but the excitement so affected her heart,
that she fell in a faint, and is now In a
very critical condition.
A colored woman snatched the boy
away, but not until he was badly burned.
His hand will have to bo amputated.
ii<i,>. J\ ?lit? nun il a il t." IH "' ' .
liini from a tree. Ho renched up to I
hold of It, and as lie did so, ho rece
a. feorful shock from an electric, ourr
A BIG TIMBER DEAL
The Cabaniss Tract Changes Hands
. for the First Time,
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BLACK8TONE, VA., Oct. 20.?A deal In
a largo tract of timber loud In Dlnwlddlo
county. In which parties hero and in
Richmond were Interested, was eonsu
mnted on Thursday by the purchase of
tho tract by partlos in Pennsylvania.
Tho tract referred to Is Known ns the
Cabaniss tract, and comprises over 3,ooo ?
acres, the greater portion of which is in j
original growth. It belonged to tho lato
Charles Cabaniss, Esq., and soon after j
his death was purchasod by the Black- |
stone Manufacturing Company, of this
place, Captain J. M. Harris, of this place,
and Mr. L. Williams, of John L. Wil?
liams & Sons. Richmond. This purchase
was made something over a year ago
for about *37,non. The price received for
It a few days ago was something over
This tract Is regarded as the finest hody
of timber in this section of Virginia, and
persons have been known to get lost with?
in Us confines and be forced to remain
all night. A party of engineers got lost
In thero last fall and had to make use of
their instruments to find tholr way 'out.
An Interesting faci connected with tills
tract Is that prior to tho first sale, a
little over a year ago, there had nev'er
been a sale of the truct. It had been hand?
ed down, first by a crown grant and then
by wills. \
The original grant was iron? King
710 Main Street.
710 Main Street.
. TO RENT?
Tlmes-Dlspatch Want Ads.
will remove the disfiguring
For Rent Sign.
Phone the Want Ad Man
Charles to a member of the Cryor family,
once prominent In that section. From C yor
it was willed to the Boothcs, who wore
related, and from Booth to Cabaniss, also
a relative. So It had only had thre?
owners before tlie recent purchasers.
The place was also a government
trading post In colonial times, and slgnu
of those days and events are still trace?
able at the old settlement. Tho old home?
stead, with about 3<?0 acres of land, is
still retained by the Cahanlss family.
There Is an abundance of game of all
kinds upon the place, including wild tur?
keys and deer In profusion. These havo
accumulated there, from tho fact that mi
hunting has been allowed upon tho place
for many years*. Not even a twig was per?
mitted to be cut. The squirrels would
jump upon ? limb of n treo and bark at
one for Intruding upon the sanctity of
their seclusion, while the covies and 'pos.
sums held high revelries upon the creek*
and low lands. All this, however, will
soon be changed, as the axe of the timber
man will now be heard where no harsh
sounds have ever before broken tlie still,
ness of its seclusion.
It Is said the? timber will be shipped to
Pennsylvania to be used In the mines of
that State, the purchasers having large
contr?ctil for tlilR rnatorlal.
AFFAIRS'IN CHARLES CITY
A Party Deer Shocting Along (ha
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
fiHIRLiKY, VA., October 20.-Much In?
terest Is being taken in the coming elec?
tion of county ofllce.rs by the citizens o?
Charles City county. The judges of eleo?
tlon for tho throe districts of which th?
county Is composed havo been named.
Tho farmers throughout Charles City
county aro well advanced In all fall work,
Tho average yield of corn Is good, anfl
the acreage tilled the past soason wag
larger than usual. The oat, wheat and
grass sowed this fall are doing well. An
Increased interest is shown by the large
Plantation owners In tho handling and
breeding of both cattle and sheep.
Mr. T. F. Harwood, one of tho promi?
nent merchants of tlle neighborhood, le
In Richmond on business for a few day?,
Messrs. Arthur T. Truax and ' W. T,
Wills, of Montclalr, N. J.. who have been
spending Home days with Mr. George H,
Crawford, tho well known real estate
agent of Richmond, are the guests of
Mr. John A. Clark, of Hardin's, on the
James. They "are accompanied hy Mr,
Temple Gatewood, of Richmond. ? lies?
gentlemen are down for tlie deer shoot?
ing, and are greatly enjoying tho exciting
sport. The Indisposition of Mr. Crawford
prevented his Joining tlie merry party,
Tho proceeds of an entertainment given
nl Charles City Courthouse by the King'?
Daughters on Friday hist will be well
tired by them In helping the pojr of the
Mrs. Shirley Gentry, of No. 10? Went
Main Street, Richmond, Is the guest of
tho family of. Mr. ami Mrs. T. VY. Will?
cox, at liei Air.