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Board of Stewards Pass Resolu?
tions Condemning Resolutions
in Conference as to Transfers.
MUST HELP JAMESTOWN
Ladies of Norfolk Will Boycott
Merchants Who do Not Sub?
scribe to Big Exposition.
(Special to The Tines-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK, VA.. November 17.-A great
?ensation in Virginia Methodist circles
has resulted from tho action of the Vir?
ginia Conference, which Includes the East?
ern Shore of Maryland. In condemning
the calling of selected ministers from
other conferences to special charges here.
EpWOrth Church, of this city, which re?
cently called Rev. Dr. Smart from Mis?
souri to succeed Bishop Smith, the wealth?
iest charge, in the conference, has, through
lt? Board of Stewards, by formaj reso?
lution, declared war on tho sentiment ex?
pressed in tho action of the conference,,
declaring that the idea is un-Chrlstlnn.
and .that the ministers have formed a
close corporation to keep out ministers
from 'orelgn fields.
The resolutions are as follows: I
Whereas, at a session of the Virginia
Conference, now being held in Charlottes?
ville Va.. a resolution was offered, signed
by a number of the ministers, declaring
that Virginia ministers could not extend
a hearty welcome to any man who comes
from the outside to a picked church, and
whereas the said resolution was adopted,
to the discredit of those voting for it.
thus publishing to the Methodists of this
Btato and conference that tho resident
ministers have constituted themselves a
close corporation, with a view to discour?
aging churches under the jurisdiction of
this conference In exercising the right
Of expressing a preference for any other
minister than one of their own number;
therefore, be it
Resolved. That we condemn In most un?
qualified terms the resolution, as well as
tho spirit manifested by Its adoption, as
being un-Christlan and un-Mothodistlc.
Resolved, second. That wo deploro the
fact that a body of men and ministers
should so far forget themselves as gra?
tuitously to wound (if not offend) the feel?
ings of those who have been called to
preach tho gospel, and who. through no
connivance or efforts of their own, have
been assigned to our churches.
Resolved, third. That we beltevo in the
ltlnerancc in its broadest sense, and In
not confining It to a Slate conference.
Resolved, fourth, That a copy of these
preamble and resolutions be forwarded
to the secretary of tho conference, with
the request that it bo read before the
W. T. Heywood. adjudged guilty of felo?
nious phootlng and carrying concealed
weapons and sentenced to six months In
jail and $100 fine, is a free man. and John
.Griffin served out part of his term. A
police, station error caused the. mix-up,
which was rectified by Griffin's discharge
to-day. Meantime George Butt is serving
a sixty-day sentence for trying to sep?
arate the other two men and prevent mur?
Tho Norfolk police are searching for
traces of M. Cummlngs. of this city, who
is supposed to havo killed himself in Bal?
timore: Police Marshal Furnham has
asked for information. The police know
of hut one man corresponding to the de?
scription. He moved to Raleigh, N. C?
some years ago.
A LADIES' BOYCOTT.
The ladles of the Jamestown Exposition
J^eague, composed of the cream of Nor?
folk society, havo determined to boycott
Norfolk merchants who fall to subscribe
to the Jamestown Exposition stock.
THE KESWICK HOUNDS.
Mrs. Allen Potts Has a Narrow
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
KESWICK, VA., Nov. 17.?Tho fixture
for Saturday, November 14th, at Keswick
brought out,'a, large nnd enthusiastic
Jlold of seventeen mounts, all eager for
their ww.kfly Saturday gallop across
rountry after their speedy Virginia bred
The course of five miles, from Keswick
oown to Campbell's Station, thence back
to The OaJts, lay over some fifteen stiff
timber Jumps, and ditches galore.
At the second Jump Mrs. Allen Potts'
good old hunter, "Bachelor," landed on
a huge oak stump, from which both
horse and rider rolled heavily to the
ground. The plucky rider was quickly
in her saddle again and in at the finish.
Mr. Middleton, of Kentucky, also had
r. bead-on tumble Into a ditch, from
which he emerged unhurt, but very much
redragfrled with mud.
At The Oaks the happy hunters and
their guests found the best of cheer,
which WB* hospitably dispensed by Mr.
Julian Morris (M. F. H.) and his clmrm
Those riding were Julian Morris (M. F.
H.), on "Granite;" George Savage, of
New York (flret whip), on "Dancing;"
Mr. Brown, of New York, on Lady San
ford; George Macon, on ' ...eon;" Frank
Randolph, on "Jack;" Archer White, on
"Zephyr;" Mr. Boltt, on "Beauty;" Mr.
74lddleton, on "Madelnn;" Dr. Rlckeits.
of Orange, on "Janice;" Mr. McC'lure, of
New York, on "Alixle;" James Brown, on
"Black Prince;" II. K. Magruder, on
"Lady Bird;" Mrs. Boeork, on "Somer
?er," Mrs. Allen Potts, on "Bachelor;"
lllss Fox, on "Dandy," Ills* Hancock,
Others following In traps ami at the
hunt breakfast were Judge and Mrs.
Duke, Mr. Lindenkohl, Mrs. Goodlet, of
Baltimore; Mr. White and Mr. Lawton.
of New York1; Mrs. Sluicklelord, Mrs.
Sampson, Miss Sampson. Mr. and Mrs.
W. E- Money, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bow
cock, the Misses Randolph, Miss Re
teka Walker, of Richmond; Miss Mabel
Moore. Dr. fngorsol, Miss Ingersol, Mrs.
Cowadine, Miss Fox, Mrs. Smith, Mr. H.
M. Hall, of Boston; Miss Marie Roller,
Mr. George Klump. of New York.
Declares Captain Martin Could
Not Resist Desire to Kill
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
8D"FFOLK, VA., Nov. 17.?At tliu mur?
der trial of Captain Wllilftin Martin at
J*le of Wight Courthouse to-day, Dr.
'f. D. Crotl-^rs. an Insanity expert of
Hartford. Conn., declared that when
the killing waa done Martin'* Insanity
vw of euch a nature that he could not
r**l*t the. Impulse to ehoot. Martin had
delirium tremens on tho day ot the
homicide. It wa* shown that on one
. pcculon Martin fired a dynamite rrack
*r In hi* hand and maimed it.
The evidence concluded this evening
and Instruction* were argued.
Bleatlno, Gravel, Dull Back Ache,
Kidney Diseases, Urinary Affection*
cured by taking Stuart's Gin and nucha
Tho worst forms of Kidney and Bladder
Trouble, after every Intelligent remed>
has failed, are always curnble by taking
Stuart's Gin and Buchu. It is a bland, do
llghtfully pleasant tasting medicine, that
acts directing on the kidneys nnd bladder,
quickly draining out every impurity, heal?
ing and strengthening the kidneys. Riving
them life and vigor. Stuart's Gin and
Buchu invarinlly cures Bttgnti81:-jJIMUa
and Diabetes even when the patient had
given up hope, or where they had been
tapped to drain off tho accumulated
^DISEASED KIDNEY SYMPTOMS,
Agonizing pains In the hack, swollen leg*
or abdomen, discharges from the urethra,
neuralgia of the bladder, burning sensa?
tion or difficulty in passing water, also
a frequent desire or even involuntary dis?
charge of the urine, catarrh of the blad?
der, stone In the bladder, disagreeable
odor of the urine, scanty and high-col?
ored: rheumatism, with aches and pains
In bones nnd back. Death may frequent?
ly follow these symptom*.
^or ?ny or these symptom*
take Stuart's Gin nnd Buchu. and you
will be restored to health, and your kld
nevs and bladder perfectly cured. Stuart s
Gin and Buchu sweetens the urine,
cleanses the bladder, removes all obstruc?
tions from ihe kidneys nnd urethra, makes
the blood pure, The highest grade kld
nev remedv made. Thoroughly tested for
past ? years tn hospitals nnd Private prac?
tice. Druggists or by express, TJ. SAM?
PLE BOTTLE, also circular, giving some
of the many cures made FREE by writ?
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medlcnl advice given If you describe >our
trouble. Sold In Richmond,' va., by
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Buchu sent "Sy expres*._
DEFY THE LAW
Armed Mob Threaten to Shoot
Oyster Planters on Their
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
YORKTOWN. VA., Nov. 17.?What
might have resulted In a bfoody encounter
occurred a. few days since near the mouth
of Queen's Creek, Just a few miles above
Mr. B. It. Evan nnd. J. J. Hovey, of
Gloucester, applied some time since to
J. W. VVnlnrlght, oyster Inspector for
York county, for a lot of bottom com?
prising about fifty or sixty acres of
planting ground, which has never been
assigned to any one.
While attempting to put: these gentle?
men Into possession of their property
they wero confronted by an armed mob
of Gloucester men, who threatened dire
vengeance If they persisted in establish?
ing their rights. Five white men and
a number of negroes, all armed to the
teeth. Informed Mr. Bvnn nnd his asso?
ciates that the matter had to be settled
by a passage at nrms first or last, nnd
might ns well be settled then and there,
declaring they intended to pull nil the
stakes, showing the lines, and take Im?
mediate possession by force.
They fnlled to Intimidate. Mr. Bvnn
and his party, and finally withdrew, glv.
Ing them a parting salvo of shots from
pistols and other arms.
All Ihe statutory requirements have
been compiled with by Messrs, Brown,
Hovey nnd Evan, and yet the county
surveyor contends ho will not assign the
ground to any nne but Mr. Joshua Minor,
of Gloucester, who Is alleged by the gen?
tlemen ns being the cause of the whole
The vexed question will be carried be?
fore Ihe State Board of Fisheries at
Its meeting In Norfolk on Saturdny, the
21st. In an endeavor to effect a settle?
Mr. ?Beaureguard Moore, a gentleman
residing In Fish Neck, was carried to
the Old Dominion Hospital, In Richmond,
yesterday to have nn operation per?
formed for appendicitis. He Is accom?
panied by his physlran, Dr. E. C. Mar?
tin, of Grafton, and Mr. Robert N. How?
Little of interest transpired yesterday
at Judge Smith's session of County
Court, and only a smnll crowd was in at?
Mrs. D. R. Norment, of Magruder, Is
rapidly convalescing from a recent severe
spell o' pleurisy.
TOBACCO MEN MEET.
Organize a Tobacco Planters'
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
DANVILLE, VA.. Nov. 17.?Three hun?
dred tobacco planters, representing eleven
counties in Virginia and North Carolina,
met here to-day and organized The To
hnooo Growers' Protective Association of
Virginia and North Carolina, with S. C.
Adams, of Charlote county, as president,
rnd W. T. Bryant, of Caswell county,
North Carolina, as secretary.
T..e convention was addressed by half
I. dozen speakers, the talks being along
the line of the formation of county or?
ganizations, the growing of diversified
crops instead of depending -wholly upon
tobacco and to hold the present crop for
The meeting was enthusiastic and it
Is believed that it will result in great good
to the growers of the two States men?
tioned. It Is the purpose of the new
i.iganlzatlon to organize and foster coun?
ty organizations In each county In the
tobacco belt of the States interested.
At the nlgllt session to-night. Hon.
Kugeuo Withers addressed th'. conven?
tion. But for the steady downpour of
tain all day. It is thought that the atten
dnnce would have been nearly a thous?
OPERATOR FIRED AT.
Husband Sues for Loss of Ser?
vices and Comfort of Wife.
(SDOCllll to The Times-Dispatch.)
LYNCH Hi'RC,, A'A.. Nov. 17.?Karly
tills morning some one fired at the tele?
graph operator. J. M. Grossman, at
Evlngtnn. on the Southern Railroad.
Grossman was sitting at Ills desk In?
side the depot, and the ball passed
through the window about an inch from
his face, Grossman ran out to seo who
had flrsd. In the darkness he could dis?
tinguish nothing. He heard some ona
running swiftly down the track.
Mrs. John W, Harvey was Injured on
an elevator In the j, It Millner Com?
pany's store. Sho sued for $15,000 and
got |?,000. This week Mrs. Harvey's
husband sues for another $115,000 for tha
loss of "the services and comfort of hla
wife," resulting from tho Injuries sus?
tained on the Millner el^.-ator.
Humphrey Potts, Who Killed
Virts, Released on $30,000 Bail.
(BnoOial to The Times-Dispatch.)
LEKSBl'HG. VA., Nov. 17.?Ball In the
sum of $30,000 was granted Humphrey
potts, of liillsboto. a young man well
connected, eighteen years of age, chained
with killing John Vlrts. in that town
Saturday night by stabbing him in the
Application was made thin morning to
Judge R- H. Tibbs. The securities are
H. Q. Potts, the boy's father; H. A.
Thompson. R. D. Pott*. William 0. Potts.
W B. Potts. J- H. Thompson, all of
HliUboro and all related to the young
Digging the Channel for Diver?
sion of the Appomattox
Soon to Commence.
A HEAVY THUNDER-STORM
Proprietor of Imperial Hotel Se?
riously Injured by Falling
Through Elevator Shaft.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.)
PETERSBURG. VA., Nov. 17.-CapUtn
E. E. Wlnslow, tho engineer In charge,
*ald yesterday that ho hoped within two
or three weokn to bo ready to advertise
for bids for tho work of digging out the
old channel to carry off the freshet water
of Appomattox River. This will be the
beginning of tho dlvorslort plan of the
river that has been Bought so long by the
people ot this city.
Captain Winslow and Engineer Hcnnly,
of tho Atlantic Coast Line, after Inspect?
ing the embankment which will havo to be
removed, decided what work would have
to be dono by tho railroad company nnd
by the United StateB government.
"Work will begin at the lower end of tho
channel, and when the force reaches the
city with the work, tHe emb&nkmont
of tho AtlanUc Coast Line will have been
removed by tho company and the govern?
ment. All that remains to bo dono beforo
bids can be advertised for is approval by
the company of the recommendations of
their engineer. Thoro are threo firms, al?
ready, thnt dcalro to bid on tho work.
A very heavy thunder-storm swept over
Petersburg tills afternoon. The heavy
downpour of rain about 2 o'clock was ac?
companied with brilliant lightning
flashes and heavy peals of thunder. The
day had boon exceedingly oppressive, and
the tomperaturo waa that of a spring
day. The rain was welcomed by tho far?
mers and tho dampness In the atmosphere
even before the rainfall gave them an op?
portunity to handle tobacco.
Quinlan & Wall's MJnstrels played to
one of tho largest audiences of the season
In Petersburg to-night. Tho advance sales
wei>o very large. This la one of the most
popular attractions that comes to Peters?
STRUCK WITH A BRICK.
"William Robinson, employed by Mr.
W. W. Robinson, contractor in this city,
was painfully hurt to-day In the alley In
the rear of the Chesterfield Hotel by a
brick falling on his head from the wall
above. He was taken Into the hotel where
he was attended by Dr. Booth. His inju?
ries aro exceedingly painful, but are not
thought to bo necessarily serious.
Judge Hancock reconvened his court to?
day, and in the case of Russell Wallace
Collier againet tho Virginia Passenger and
Power Company began the hearing of the
witnesses for the defendant. The suit Ih
the result of an accident to Sir. Collier
on tho 4th of July, 1M2. as a result of
which ho lost his left leg.
A BAD FALL.
* Mr. J. G. Wright, the new proprietor of
the Imperial Hotel, was seriously injured
last night by falling through the elevator
shaft at the store of Captain R. T. Matte
son, at Sycamore and Boillngbrook
StreetM, Mr. Wright went into the store
by the side door, and not knowing the
situation of the elevator, plunged head
foremost through the opening, falling into
the cellar below, a distance of eight or
ten feet. He was takon promptly to the
hotel, and upon examlnaUon Dr. Booth
found that Mr. Wright had received a se?
rious scalp wound and had broken two
ribs, besides receiving other Injuries.
John Pellam, a negro, charged with the
murder of Cornelius Walker, who wa*
shot at a dance hall In this city a few
weeks ago, will not be tried until the Jan?
uary form of the Corporation Court. He
will be defended by Mr. Robert Gilliam,
Jr., of this city.
NO CHANGES IN PETERSBURG.
The friends of the Methodist pastors
in this city are exceedingly pleased to
know that all of them will bo returned
to Petersburg. The only change made by
the Methodist Conference at Charlottes?
ville to-day wa* to appoint the Rev. F. B.
McSparran to the Ettrlek Church to sue,
coed Rev. J. B. Faulkner.
Weber & Field's "Holty Tolty" wIU come
to the Academy in Petersburg Friday ove
ning for one performance.
Sergeant Prince, of the United States
Marine Corps, Is In Petersburg recruiting
that branch of tho United States naval
service. He will bo In Petersburg until
The following are the values of real
and personal properly assessed for city
taxation for 1903. They show an Increase
over last year of $1,050,931; of thin amount
about W75.O00 Is from railroadB, nearly
one-half being the personal property of
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company,
which was listed for taxation In Rich?
mond last year.
ISO?,?Heal estate, $7,072,630; personal
property, $t,?24.?l; total, $ll,fi97,19L 1D02?
Real estate, $C,SJO.o77; personal property,
$3,816,630i total, $10.6?5,fi27. Increase In
1903?Real estate, $241,653; personal prop?
erty, $S0fi,ftf>l; total, $1,0&0,D34
LEAVE IT TO THE LAW.
A Pistol That Has a Habit of
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
VIKG1LINA. VA., Nov. 17.?The re?
mains of Fleetwood Wllklnn, who was
Killed a few dayu ago by Adam Hunt,
WHAT YOU NEED FOR CONSTIPA?
When troubled with constipation, what
you need 1" a remedy that la eure to pro?
duce the desired effect. A remedy that is
inlld and gentle In Its action. A remedy
tbut leaves the bowels in a natural and
healthy condition. A remedy that I* easy
n.nd pleasant to take. Chamberlain's
Btomactl and Liver Tablet* meet ull theso
requirement*. Give them a trial, und
you will never wish to lake another dose
of pllla. Use them us directed and thoy
will cure chronic constipation. Price 25
cunts. Every box Is wurratilf:d. For *u|e
by ull druggMH.
Bear* tt? y? 1 ^ Kind You Hani Always Bought
OUT FLOWERS, ROSES, VIOLETS
Tho largest stock of Roses, Violet*,
1. tiles nf the Valley, Chrysanthemums
and Cut Flowers, Bridal nonquota and
Peslgnu, stripped to all point*. W. A.
Hammond, No. 107 E. Broad Ht.
Ben?tit jp The Kind You liana Always Bought
ALL ROADS LEAD
OF SLIGHTLY USED
This sale Is ma-do up ot Instruments
that wore rented during the summer,
and some that wcro taken In oxohango
for now pianos. In many cases thoy
arc just as good as now. You snvo In
some Oases $50, In others much more.
WE ALSO DISPLAY THE BEST
AND LARGEST STOCK OF
NEW PIANOS EVER SEEN.
AN UNUSUAL DAROAIN.
"Wo have on sale, placed with
us by a custom or who leaves Vir?
ginia, on short notice, a
This you can got at a large saving
Don't Forget That a
makes the best offering
you can, select for the
You may think you have heard them,
but not tho HATEST!" possibly. The
records are porfect-r-just come in and
hear them. No trouble, but a favor to
us. Sold on accommodating torms
Send for the New Catalogue.
MOSES & GO.
103 E. Broad Street,
about two and a half miles south of
.KoxDoro, N. C, wore laid to rest at the
old family burying ground near here.
From all accounts It was one of the moat
brutal murders committed In this section
In recent years. Indignation runs high,
nnd at one time it looked as If Roxboro
would receive an unexpected lot of visi?
tors from this neighborhood, but as Por
con County Court convenes to-da-y, and
Person county justice has the reputation
of being sure and swift, the attempt was
.Mr. A. Ij. Jones, a prominent merchant
and distiller of this placo was painfully,
though not seriously, wounded by his
own pistol last Thursday evening. Mr.
Jones was at his distillery about two
miles from town, and In stooping down
his pistol slipped from tha holster and
went off. Tho large 38 ball struck Mr.
Jones In the uper left breast, but glanced
around the ribs and was easily removed.
A strange coincidence Is that only three
month3 ago Mr. Will Morong waes still
more seriously wounded by the same pis?
tol, under nearly tho same circumstances
und in nearly tho same part of the body.
Mr. Morong's bullet has never been ex?
tracted, and ho will leave for the North
uj havo It located by the x-ray process.
MR. BIRD PARALYZED.
Found Unconscious in His Of?
fice at Lambert's Point.
<Rpr.p|nl to The Times-Dispatch.)
PKTrcrtSriUHG, VA., Nov. 17.?Mr. H.
V. L,. filrd, a well known and popular
citizen of Petersburg, who has for some
time held a position with the Norfolk
and Western Railroad, was paralyzed
at that place this afternoon. He was
found unconscious In his oftloo at Lam?
bert's Point about 5 o'clock and was
immediately placed on the train and
brought to his home here.
Through the failure to deliver a. tele?
gram, the family did not know of his
misfortune until ho was brought home
in an unconscious condition, and It
was a groat shock to them. Mr. Bird
Ih about sixty yearn old. lie Is still un
conaclous and In a very critical condi?
KILLED BY HIS OWN
GUN WHILE DUCKING
(Rperl.il to Tliii'Tlmea-Dlapatch.)
8TOHMONT, VA-, Nov. 17.-Whlle out
dinklng on tho river. Mr. Burkto Brls
tow. a young man of Mascot, fell over?
board nnd In trying to get back in the
boat grabbed his gun which cuught on
the nidu of the bout, dlsc-har/ting the load
In hiH breast killing hint Instantly.
The Training Squadron.
(Kn'-i in! to The TlriM?-l.>l?niiteh.)
NWWPOHT NfclVVH, VA., Nov. 17.-The
eruUur Minneapolis dropped down to Old
Point thlH morning at 10 o'clock. The
?r.lp? of the training squadron will bo In
ihttn waters until tl*?y sail on the ttouthr
eri. csrluse, wi|leh in svhedulod on or
About Utcembcr 1st.
SONS OF THE
An Anniversary Banquet Ar?
ranged for and New Officers
Elected for the Year.
FORTUNE TELLER'S SAD LOT
After Running Amuck While
Crazy Drunk is Sent to Work
on ):he Public Roads.
(By Associated Pross.)
RALEIGH, N. C, Nov. 17.?At a meet?
ing of North Carolina Sons of tho Rev?
olution to-day, Mr. Whitehead Klutts, of
Batsbury, wa solccted a member, and a
committee was appointed for an anniver?
sary banquet next Fobruary. Dr. 13. P.
Hlnes was elected president; qolonol
Thomas S. Kenan vice-president: Mr.
Marshall Do Lancy Haywood secretary;
M, W. Jackson treasuror; Professor D.
If. JIM, registrar, and Rev. Robert Brent
Drano, chaplain. The manngors are Cap?
tain 8. A. Ashe, F". H. Busbeo. Genornl
Carlo A. Woodruff, Stephen A. White,
General J. S. Ca-rr. George B. Curtis.
Herlot Clarkson, A. B. Androws, Jr., and
Professor Collier Cobb.
A well executed llfo-slzo oil painting
of tho late Coonol W. H. Chesk. of Uto
First North Carolina Calvary, has been
presented to the State Library by his
childron. It will bo given a place In the
gallery of prominent North Carolinians.
Colonel Cheek died about a year ago at
his borne In Henderson.
Governor Aycock returned to-day from
Goldsboro, whero ho dollvered tho address
openging tho Knights of Pythias carni?
Professor W. A. Withers went to Wash?
ington, D. C, to-day to represent the
North Carolina A- and M. College and
Experiment Station, at the annual meet?
ing of tho AssociaUon of Agricultural Col?
leges and Experiment Stations, which
Cotton Teoelpts to date this year on the
Raleigh market aro 6,072 bales as com?
pared with 8,395 to the same date last
yoar. It Is believed that three-fourths of
the Wake crop has been marketed.
John Russell and Ed. Abrum wero to?
day acquitted of tho charge of well nigh
fatally Injuring WllUam Stonclll, colored,
about a month ago by shooUng him In the
side and fracturing his skull with a
rock. Evidence shows that Dolph Rus?
sell, a deserter from tho United States
navy, who haa since disappeared, la tho
guilty party. >
"Dr." Wllkerson. a patent medicine
vender and fortune teller, who created
considerable disturbance In Alamance
county, was sent to tho roads by Slay or
Powell, of Raleigh, yesterdayfor thirty
days. Ho became crazy drunk, was ejected
from the Tarborough and Park Hotels,
and threatened to klU policemen generally
before he was finally arrested.
MEN'S RELIGIOUS CLUB.
A unique organization was formed In
this city Sunday. It was a Men's Rellgous
Club, the plan being to have all the
unobjectionable features of tho fraternal
organizations, and provide a loafing place
for men to tako the place of saloons,
which close January 1st,
Tho club Is under the auspices of Taber?
nacle BapUst Church, and tho club rooms
will be In the church.
Charters were granted to-day by the
Seoretary of State for six new stock com?
panies, and the nam* ot another, the
Cloveand Cotton M-u.1 Company, changed
to Lawndale Railroad and Industrial
Company, of Lawndale, Cleveland, coun?
ty, H. F. Schenck Is president The cap?
ital stock is reduced from $100,000 to
The Yadkin Lumber Company Is char?
tered with $400,000 capital authorized, and
$200,000 sOubscrlbed by a number of Penn?
sylvania and New York capitalists, also
Edmond Jones, of Lenoir, and S. A.
Ritchie, of Richmond. ?
The Edward Manufacturing Company,
of Edward,1- Beaufort county, capital
$10,000. incorporators W. B. Rlddett, W. H.
Dixon. W. R. Boyd, N. W. Potter, W. T.
Smith. , '
Shaw Brothers, Greensboro, Is chartered
with $3,000 capital to do a general grocery
business. James H.. Charles S. and Claude
C. Shaw are the Incorporators.
Fremont Building and Improvement
Company is chartered with $20,000 capital
to do a rea estate business at Fremont,
The W. J. Davis Maohlno Company, of
Wlson. Is Incorporated with $50,000 capi?
tal to conduct machine and woodworking
shops. The Incorporators are W. J. and
J. W. Wilson.
The Moyock Academy Association, ot
Moyock, Currituck county, was chartered
with $3,000 capital to conduct a graded
school at that pace, Dr. Fred W, Rltter Is
secretary of the company.
Tho residence of Mr. R. M. Horton. bIx
mles from Raleigh, ws.s destroyed by
firs early this morning. He and three
children had a narrow escape from burn?
ing to death, they having been awakened
by falling timbers. They saved practically
nothing. Horton was for many years an
engineer on the Seaboard Air Lino, being
now on the superannuated list
Those in North Carolina Are Be?
ginning to be Green.
(Special to The rimes-Dispatch.}
WIL.MINGTON. NT- C., Npv. 17.?The
lettuce crop of North Carolina the com?
ing season will Increase fully fifty per
cfnt over the past. This prediction Is
made by the Carolina Fruit and Truck
Growers' Journal, the best authority on
mattera of this kind to be found In the
State. In the Immediate vicinity of Wil?
mington, and particularly at various
mints along the Wilmington and Weldon
Road, north of the city, lettuce beds are
beginning to show forth with green foli?
age, and multiplying evidence of a splen
did crop of lettuce the coming season.
Great preparations are being made to
protect the beds from extremely cold
weather, frost and unow.
A tree felled every morning was the phy.
alcnl exercise England's grand old man
undertook for his health's sake. Not every
man has a forest that he can cut down
at will, but ho can accomplish the eame
purpose, and keep himself In perfect
health by taking Dr. Burkharfs Vege
table Compound, which cures Rheuma?
tism. Diseases of the Kidneys, Stomach.
Liver, Nerve*, Constipation and Sleepless?
ness. Catarrh* Sick Headache, Malaria,
indigestion, Pains in Side, Back or un?
der Shoulder Blade. It has a direct effect
upon tho Mood and therefore |he disease
Ik reached in every part of the body. Thirty
days' treatment 35c All druggists. A
six months' treatment Is sold for $1.00.
with <i guarantee that tho dollar will be
refunded in every case where a cure Is
not effected. Don't miss this opportunity
ot being restored to health.
nppoarn nco and a
glovo leather feel.
Strong nnd glossy, soft
and pliable. Known by this
trade mark In tho Shoo.
This, stiot is made orl
Ural T,?ntker makr* 1im,tt *hvt
ooft. llRlit thorn strong. MndS
In kid, mlf, no?t, collor eow
hide. Wrlfn for book "llow
to Bur Bltoes."
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
(JOMU11N, VA., Nov. 1".-Mr. Joseph
G. Heflin nnd Miss Garnett Newbill, both
of King George, were marrlod at Shlluh
Baptist Church, In the lower part of tho
county, at noon to*day. The ccromony
was pqrformed by Rov. J. H. Nowblll, the
The church was elaborately and at?
tractively decorated, and presented a
The brldo and bridegroom wero hund
somely and appropriately attired, as were
also their waltors and ottondants. Not?
withstanding tho wind and rain, which
set In as early os ? o'clock, the coro
mony was witnessed by a goodly number
of the friends and relatives of tho con?
Tho bride Is & daughter of Rov. and
Mrs. J. H. Newbill, and tho bridegroom
is the oldest son of Sheriff and Mrs. W.
An elegant reception was given the
bridal party at the Baptist parsonngc, tho
orido's home, on their return from the
churoh, immediately after which a num?
ber of tho guests hurried to tho river
to board the afternoon steamer for their
nomes at distant points.
Mr. and Mrs. Heflin will reside at the
.Heflin homostoad, near King Georgo
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
UOKLMJNSV1LLE, VA., Nov. 17.?Mr.
W. H. Walker and Miss Louise Clowes
were married at the home of tho brldo's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Clowes. In
this town Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.
Rev. J. 11. Elllns performed the ceremony.
'The parlors were prettily decprated
wltn carnations. Tho marriage was a
very quiet one, only tho Immediate rela?
tives of tho contracting parties being
After the ceremony was performed a
ncuntirul dinner was served, after whkh
the bride and groom boarded the Ches
ojeako and Ohio train for Washington.
'I hoy will also visit Newport News before
returning here, where tho groom is tho
popular and elilclent agent for tho Adam's
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
SUFUXJLK. VA.. Nov. 17.?There was a
tashlonable marriage at 0:30 o'clock this
evening In Smlthflold, Vn., when Miss
Margaret Lee Batten, daughter of V. C.
fatten, became tho bride of J. W. Ran
olo, of Philadelphia. Tho ceremony wan
performed In Christ's P. E. Church by
Rov. Robert S. Carter, rector.
Miss Nellie Batten, a sister of the bride,
was maid of honor. Mrs. J. W. Blckford,
of Hampton, dame of honor, and Wil?
liam Robinson, of Philadelphia, best man.
There were nine bridesmaids and nlno
A reception at the bride's homo fol?
lowed the ceremony, and later there was
a hop by tho Smlthfleld German Club.
There were about 300 bridal gifts. In?
cluding several checks.
(Special to Tho Times-Dlspatoh.)
NOKKOl/K, VA., Nov. 17.?Miss Anna
Taylor and Mr. Robert Marsh Wilkinson,
Loth of old Nortolk families, wero mar?
ried this evening at 8 o'clock at Christ
Church. The rector, the Rov. Carl E.
Grammer, S .T. D., performed the cere?
mony in the presence of one of the most
brilliant assemblages which has wit?
nessed any of the season's weddings.
The prominence of both bride ?nd
groom added Interest to the affair, and
socloty was out In .force. Miss Taylor
has been known since her debut for her
charming manner nnd for her boauty.
(Special to ine'-'imes-Dispatch.)
VOH.Ji.TOWN, VA., Nov. 17,?Mrs.
Alice J. GrAy, widow of the late P. K.
Giay and Mr. James Comeroy were qulet
1) married In the parlors of the Swan
Tavern to-day by Rev. R. M. Crooks,
Mr. Comeroy's age Is sixty and that of
bis bride fifty.
Both a.re from St. Joe, Mloh., originally,
out now live In tho upper part of York
county, near Bwclls,
Their future home will be at the Byrds,
the handsome residence of the groom.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.-1. A, Smyth,
mayor of ^Charleston. S. C. and Miss
Ella Calvert Campbell, of this city, were
married to-day at the homo of the bride
rere, Rev. Dr, R, H. McKlm,-rector ot
tho Church of the Epiphany, officiated.
There were no attendants, as the bride s
family Is in deep mourning, only a few
re atlvea and Intimate friends witnessing
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
ROANOKE, VA., Nov. 17.?Miss Lucy
Pedigo, daughter of Assistant Postmaster
W. A. Indigo, and Mr. Percy Camden,
a popular young business man, were
married to-night at the Baptist parson?
age, Rev. T. J, Shlpman officiating.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspiueh.I
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., Nov. 17.
Mr. Hugh Elmore Satterwhite and Miss
Harriet IMcCarty, both of this city, wc ro
married here by Rev, Decatur Edwards,
of the Baptist Church.
(Special to ihe Tlmee-^ispatch.)
J-113A'J>liSVILU3. VA.. Nov. 17.-Mr.
Louis Welch and Miss Grace Gulick were
married by Rev. George W Beale at the
baptist parsonage here, Flriduy ?t J
_?-Ml. < -??
Train Delayed by Wreck.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
HOUSTON, VA., Nov. 17.-A wreck oc?
curred on the Southern Railroad about
four miles east of this place yesterday
morning-, and while there was no loss of
lire considerable damage was done to the
track. The freight train was running
vlth doxibla bead early in the morning
when one of the couplings broko. run?
ning one of tho cars off the truck. It
was dragged over the road bed, tearing
up the track as It went. The oast bound
(iprsssi was delayed five or six hours, at
Froehling and Robertson Against
the Chipman Sys- '
New York Man Makes Success?
ful Tests With James River
Mr. W. R. Chlpmnn. of the Chipman
Electric Wnter Purifying Company, gav?
a practical demonstration of his now sys?
tem In the auditorium of tho Mechanic*'
institute Inst night before a fairly good
sized crowd of physicians, electricians
nnd business men, and the feature ot the
evening was tho rather spicy colloquy,
which took plnce between Dr. Robertson,
ot tho firm of Froehling &. Robertson,
consulting nnd analytical chemists, of
this city, nnd Mr. II. IL Hurt, chemist
of tho Stato Department of Agriculture,
who was making tho tests with James
River water for Mr. Chipman,
Dr. Froehling first nroso nnd askod Mr.
Chipman somo questions In response to
the general invitation from tho latter,
nnd then Dr. Robertson and Mr. Hurt
Interrogated one another for tjulte a
while, nnd tho colloquy was full of life
and Interest. '
SAID IT LEFT TIN.
Dr. Robertson contended that tho Chlp?
mnn plan left tin In tho watnr. after It
hnd been trailed, and this was strenu?
ously denied by Mr. Hurl, who declurod
that the system waa not only tho beat,
but the chenpest yet discovered for clari?
fying water. Ho asserted that Dre.
Froehling nnd Robertson wero Interested
In tho settling basin scheme, nnd this was
admitted by the latter, who said his
firm would havo some work In connec?
tion with Oio scheme, which the city
The tents made by Messrs. Chipman
and Hurt last night were very successful,
and all thoso present soemod deeply
TIED ROCKS TO BODY
AND DROWNED HIMSELF
(Spoclnl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
RALEIGH, N. C. November 17.?Th?
coroner's Jury, after an Investigation
Into the death of Rayner Bell, whose body
was found In the Pnso.notnnk itlver at
Kllzaheth City, returned a verdict tbat
Bell came to his death by attachinK
rocks to bin body and then leaping Into
Thrown From His Buggy.
(Special to The Tlm^s-Dlspatch.)
TWYMAN'S MILL, VA., Nov. 17.?A
few days since Mr. Thomas Weaver's
horso becoming frightened at a beef that
had been butchered on his place, dashed
off with him, throwing him to the ground.'
Inflicting some painful Injuries and break?
ing the buggy to pieces. He Is Improving..
About noon to-day, Mr. J. A. Garrett's
house took fire' "oiid*was* burning rapid?
ly. A fierce wind was blowing and It was
with difficulty it was extinguished with?
out sorlous damage.
Blown Off and Drowned.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. Nov. 17.?
While at -work In the rigging of tho Brit?
ish bark St I'cter, Mark H. McKay, sec?
ond mate of tho ship, was blown over?
board and drowned off Fort Monro*
The bark was leaving the harbor bound
for La Guayra, when tho fatality oc?
curred in a storm, which sprung up soon
after the St. Peter had cleared for the
South American port.
Body to be Cremated.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
LYNCHBURG, VA., Nov. 17.?The re?
mains of tho late Captain Luther A.
Thrasher, United States revenuo agent
for Virginia, were taken to-day to Wash?
ington, whers they will be first cremated
and then interred In the National Co no?
tary at Arlington.
Captain Thrasher was nn l-!5i^n ?ol
dlcr and -was a member of the G. A. Tt.
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