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Streets ?utd Shops Were Crowd?
ed With People Last
ELECTRIC LIGHTS WENT OUT
Lamps and Candles Had to be
Used at Busy Hour?Two
Manchester Bureau, Tlmes-Dlspatch, ? ?
No. 1?02 Hull Btrcet. 1
' Christmas started with a whoop and a
?hout, and the merry laughter of hun?
dreds of choppers added to the brightness
thut had been shed around,
The stores did a rushing business last
Bight, and when tho mystic hour arrived
When Santa Clans la supposed to uppour
tho ahops presented dilapidated appear
aiico.s, for the old fif.lnt had heen liberal
In his purcIiofiCB.
DARKNESS FOR AWHILE.
About S o'clock last nigh I, while bus?
iness wns at It? height, there came a
euddon? darkness, for alt the Incandescent
?luctri? lights wont out. Many of tho
xncrchanLH depended entirely upon the
electric lights, und they found themselves
in a predicament. Lumps und cutidles
were brought Into use.
Tho causo of tho failure of tho electric
lights was a brokon wire. Tho Passcn
Bor and Power Company wont to work
at oneo to remedy tho matter, and at
about an hour later tho lights once more
beamed. '???'? ?
I'VVQIVV ANOTHER PRISONER.
Early yesterday 'morning James Nun
nally and Georgo Mllstead got Into a
scrap on ?nil Street. Sergeant Wright
and Officer Wtiymouth weht to the scene
and put tho two men under arrest. ?1?1
Bteud was taken by Policeman Waymack
and Sergeant Wright had Nunnally.
Aa they were being taken to the police
station Xunnally sever.?! times made a
break for Mllstead. Ho was warned by
?iho pollcomen to stop Interfering with
them In the discharge of tholr duty, but
ho paid little attention to them. Finally,
In tho pursuit of his duty, Sergeunt
Wright tapped Nunnally over the head
with his club, Inflicting a scalp wound.
Ho then became quiet and discontinued
his attacks upon Mllstead. Both men
were balled for their appearance in tho
Police Court to-morrow.
Emmett Blunt wus also arrested on the
charge of aiding nnd abetting Mr. Nun?
nally In assaulting Mlltttcud. .
HOW LAST NIGHT.
W. 13. Flaherty, a visitor in tbo city,
Buffered an assuult at Day's bar-room laut
night. As tho result of the assault, Isaac
Kahn, Ira Ellla and Charles O'Connor wero
tirrested on the churgo of beating
Thero was considerable excitement ? In
tho neighborhood at tho time, und It was
reported that a man had been killed.
Flaherty was merely knocked down and
?Jumped on, and his injuries aro not con
eldored at all serious. ? .,
, Several, partita wero arrastod - for
drunkenness last night.
.Mr. John R. WJlmouth, of Mecklenburg,
and Misa Mattle Lee Murray, daughter ot
Mr. and Mrs. William Murray, were mar?
ried at tho homo ot tho bride last night.
Miss Louisa Clayton, of Richmond, and
Mr, E. G. Wcymoutli, of Manchester,
were married in Washington Wednes?
day. They will live at No. -101 West Fif?
teenth Street, after a northern trip.
? The funeral of Mrs. .jora O'Connor will
be from Sacred Heart Church, at' 3 o'clock
this afternoon, The burial will be In Maury
The funeral of AIlss Bello Ferguson was
from Sacred Heart Church at 2 o'cloclt
yesterday afternoon. Tho burial w-as in
Mount Cavalry, Richmond.
Tho funeral of Mrs. Alleo A. AlvJs took
placo Wednesday afternoon, "nnd the
burial was in Maury Cemetery.
PERSONAL AND NOTliS.
The postonico will be opon from 10 to
11 o'clock this morning. Thccarrlers will
mako their morning delivery and collec?
Tho stewards' room of Central Metho?
dist Church will he open from 10 to Vi
o'clock to-day to re?oive donations for the
Mr. W. J. ?Morrlsett has been chosen
chorister of the Sunday school ot Baln
brldgo Street Church.
Mr?. Thomas R. Wilson, of Washington,
Is visiting her fathor, Mr. W. B. Taylor,
Misses Mary, Emma and Etta Gill aro
spending tho holidays at Raleigh.
Morris Rush, of High Point, Is visiting
his parents at No. 1717 McDonough Streot.
Mis? Mattle Jcnklna, of Danvlllo, Is the
eueat of Mrs, J. W. Fowlkes. .
Farmers Fear Backwater Will
Make It Unhealthy.
(Sppoin! to Tho Tlmos-Dlspntch.)
CHESTER. VA., December 24.-Mr. T.
B. Booth and Mr. Charles D. Stephens,
of Dinwiddie county, were In the village
this week. They Uve near the power dam
being now constructed /ibove Petersburg,
and their farms, they say, will he af?
fected by tho damming of the rlvor, and
are of opinion that the backing of tho
water Into tho creeks and valleys, will
be the cause of making the country ad?
jacent unhealthy, They may bo forced
to take soma legal action for damages.
Tho dam, they eay, ?.Vili bo an Immense
affair, and will furnish power sufficient
for twlco the needs of Petersburg und
the electrlo. roads.
Mr, Linwood oJnes, son of Air. C. C.
Jones, who has been a long while West,
is In the village visiting his parents.
The Farmvllle and Powhatan Railroad
has oomploted a strong bridge ovor the
Coast Line and arranged It for a double
traok for the Coast Line underneath.
Mr. Thomas h. Friend, who recently
lost his dwelling by flro, lina, purchased
n new house pf Mr. Woody, near by, and
?will move It to bla old site soon, a dis?
tance of about i,co?) yards,
CAPE CHARLES AFFAIRS.
Successful Amateurs?People Re?
joice Over Failure Jordan Bill.
(Special to Tho Tloies-Dispatch.)
CAPE CHARLES. VA?, Decomber 21.,
?TbJt-f has been the best season tho mot
chants hero have ever experienced, Thu
people seem to have plenty of cash and
aro spending It liberally.
The ereiltest social Importance Is at?
tached to tlio hop given In Parsons Op.
era House to-night by tho young gentle?
men of the town.
Work on the Cape Charles sewer oy?.
teni will begin January 15th, und Is ex?
pected to'be completed by April 1st. Largo
u mm tu lus of pipe for tho sewore huvo
alreuily been distributed.
The stockholder? of The Timon Pub
Jl*hlng Company Imve declared a divi?
dend of ten per cant, on the capital stock.
The peoplo of this section ?re rejoicing
?v? th? failure of tho Jordan oyster bill
A Merry Xmas
To Our Many
Friends and Patrons.
Pettit ? Company
In the Sonate. Tho K?stern nnd Western
Blioro representative? oro being warmly
praised for the able fight thoy made
against tho bill,
IS, 3. Bharpley, manager of tho local
Western Union Telegraph office here,
has beon promoted and transferred to
Tho drama, "Because I Love You,"
which was so well rendered In Parsons
Opera House by local talent on the llth,
will be repeated In tho Young? Men's
Christian Association Hall at Kastvllle,
.Innuary 5th, for the benefit of Capo
Charles Fire Compuny.
The new county and district officers
elected in November, who will go Into
office January 1st, are F. Tucker Wil
klns, Comnionwoalth's Attorney, and
Chut les H. - Savage, commissioner of
revenue. The old County ?,ourt will be
abolished by tho now Constitution und
tho new Circuit Courts substituted, with
Hon. J. YV, G. Blackstone as the pre?
siding judge. Hon. G. 8. Kendall, the re?
tiring county. Judge, and ?Mr. Otho F.
Mears, who vacates the office of Com?
monwealth's Attorney, doclhilng re-elec?
tion, hud been In tho servlco of tho
county for a number of years. ,
Mr. Savage, who vacates the office ot
city sergeant of Cape Charles, will ho
succeeded by Mr. James P. Tuylor, who
was recently elected by tho City Council,
Several largo new passenger engines
ordered from the Baldwin Locomotive
Works, of Philadelphia, by the Now
York,. Philadelphia nnd Norfolk Railway,
are expected here ehortly, and will be a
valuable addition to the company's al?
ready largo amount of rolling slock,
Business, both freight and passenger, Is
steadily Increasing on the N. Y., P. and
ti., and now engines and cars are almost
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
Dr. Conway to Publish Memoirs,
John P. Kennedy to Lecture.
(Special to Tho Ttmcs-Wlnp!? tcb. )
FltKPEBICKBBUBO, VA'., Dec. ?W.?
Commencing to-morrow, December 25th,
tho steamers of tho Weems Une, plying
between this city and Baltimore und the
wi.urves along the Kappahannock River,
Vedi leave this city on Monday and Fri?
days at 2 o'clock P. M.i instead of ?
o'clock A. M. on thoso days, as hereto?
fore This change Is a very desirable one
for Fredericksburg, as it will give buy
tts a longer time in the city between the
arrival and departure of tho steamers
und the merchants more time to ship
The travel on this lino Is now vory
heavy. The Caroline will continue her
regular schedule betweun this city and
Mr. Warner Kent, of Spotsylvanla I
county, who is now about ninety-four
years old. Is still l?ale and hearty and
Hmurkably active for a wan ot that
br. Moncure D. Conway, formerly ot
mis city, and'brother of Mr, P. D, C.
Conway, president of tho Conway, Gor?
don &: Garnett National Bank here, has
.vi liter, his memoirs and will soon publish
them. The book will probably be entitled
"Anlcblogruphy; Memories, Travels and
I.xroriences of Moncuro Daniel Conway."
Dr. Conway now spends most of his
timo in New York and London.
State Librarian John P. Kennedy will
iclclivei a course of lecture? at Bowling
Cf'.ocn, Caroline county, during the win?
ter, Tho subjcot will he "The Library
In the United States; Its Growth, Man?
Mv, Luc?an It. Colbert, of Spotsylvnnta
county, has sold a magnificent pair of
binck horses of his own raising to a
party In one of tho largo cities for a
Mr. and Mrs. John Vf. Lefoo have sont
otic Invitations for tho celebration of
their sllv 4 wedding at Moss Neck, their
home In caroline county, on Wednesday,
December SOth, from 6 to 12 P. M, Mr.
and Mrs. Lofoo uro noted for tholr hos?
Dr. 15. T, Jett, of Falmouth, who has
been taking the post-graduate course In
New York, has returned, and will roaume
his practice here.
Mis, Nnr.ule S, Bnrnoy returned to-day
from Richmond, where she was called
by the extreme illness of her daughter,
m'Ish F.sther N, Barney, She was accom?
panied by Miss Barney, who Is now very
(Special to Tho Tim?s-uispatch.)
MT, JACKBON. VA., Dec. ?l.-Durlng
a ??hooting afir?/, which occurred at the
toll gute neuf RlnKerton, Shennndouir
eotinlv, J. Vf, ?lepnor, n commissioner of
revenue of Ashby District, shot unit so
rlcuis-ly wounded his brnthur-h.-luw, John
In nil ten shots wore exchanged tit
close range? und'thoy wero separated
with difficulty. It Is claimed thut Hep
ner shot In self.dufense, Ho wan arrested
and given a hearing to-day.
Good Roads in King William.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlepateh.)
1CTN.V MILLS, VA?, Poo. ?M,-The Han?
over mid King William Counties uuqd
Untitls Association will hold their ttnmuU
meeting ut Manganici?:, King William,
county, at 1 o'clock Satin du y afternoon? 1
This association has laltori a very active ;
Interest in tho passage? of the Udmoiidsou
good roads bill, now-In conference, and
winch will, in all probability, be' pissed
during the present session, with pertain
amendments added, and now under con.
slileratlon by the Joint committee of con?
feree? of both house?,
The association, although only onp year
Ju existence, reports a vory flattering
progress as regards poling, ditching, grart
lug ?nd brushing of the 76 mile* of road
coming under the JurlinJlutlon of It? exe^
cutlv!e committee. There t? en awakening
Of liierest throughout i|hti community.
SHE WALKED HERE
Comely Young AVoinan Spent a
Night in the Woods?On Her
Way to Lynchburg.
Miss Annie Harrison, a comoly-looklng
young woman, cntered'tho' office of Chief
Howard yesterday afternoon about 4
o'clock and said she had just arrived
over the 'pike from Taylorsvllle.
She said she was on her Way homo
to Lynchburg, and humbly asked ? tho
chief to assist her on her way.
His big heart'melted at her tale, and
he sat down at his desk and wrote an
appeal to tho Chesapeake and Ohio offi?
cials, urging them to give the young
woman a pai.3 to Lynchburg?
Miss Harrison said sho had been em?
ployed ns housekeeper for a farmer at
Taylorsvllle; had beon there for about
a year, but that she could get nono of
tho money due her, and left, with tho
Intention of walking all the way home
to Lynchburg, If necessary,
"I left Taylorsvllle on Monday," she
said, "and walked all the way to Rich?
mond. Monday night I spent at a home
on tho road, but Tuesday n'Bht there was
no home In sight, and, oh, I was so tirod,
1" went off the road into a piece of woods,
built a fire, and sat there all night, half
frozen and hungry. Next morning 1
started off again. I suffered torturo
with my feat, and felt I could not go an.
other mllo. Wednesday night I was ac?
commodated by kind peoplo at a houso
not far from Richmond.
"Not once on tho whole trip was I in?
terfered with or bothered by any one,
and I received the best treatment from
those who helped mo."
She. flret went to tho Second Station
wher. she got to Richmond. There sho
was treated kindly. Sho was too late to
see tho railroad people yesterday eve?
ning, and then she sank out of public
view, Tho chances aro sho will get her
.ticket home this morning.
Colored Boy Acquitted of Charge
of Forgery?Amherst Dry.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Disr.^oh.j
AMHERST, VA., Dee. '?U.-Tho last
term of tho County Court for tho year
1003 was held hero this week by Judge
J. ?. White. A very large crowd was
In attendance Monday, what is always
expected at December term. The crowd
In the' main was sober and orderly, Am?
herst being now a dry town,
A negro boy was tried for forging his
employer's name to an order, but was
acqulttod. Ono little civil cn.se was tried,
ono will probated?that of P. D. Burford,
deceased?A. H. Turner qualifying as his
executor, and gave bond In the penalty
of $1.200. C. J. Campbell qualified as
- A great many motions wero made rela?
tive to changing and opening the public
ronds in different sections of tho county,
? which filled many pages on tho order
The Clarksville Burglary.
(Special to Tno Tlmes-Dlspatch.,)
CLARKSVILLIO. VA., Deo. 2-1.?Upon
a further Investigation, the postmaster
finds that moro was taken than at first
supposed. The actual loss Is between forty?
flvo and fifty dollars. At first It whs
thought no slumps were taken, but It
turns out that a considerable amount of
stamps, from flvo cents up, was taken,
together with a number of stamp books,
altogether reaching tho amount stated
ubovo. There Is no clue whatever to
the perpetrators of this bold robbery.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlsnatcdl.l
HOLLINO, VA.. Deo. 21,?A large num?
ber of tho Hollins' girls and teaohors havQ
loft for tho holidays. Of tho teachers,
Miss cheatham will spend her Christmas
.tH the guest of Miss Nannie Willis, in
FredericKsburg; Professor F, W. Duke
and wlfo will visit relatives In Richmond?,
Miss Rudd will divide hor time botweon
Kichmoud and Fowhatan.
Chrstmas morning tliero will bo a ser?
vice in tho Hollins chapel, when Rev. Dr.
George Bruxton Taylor will preach.
? ??. a.? ? ??
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
LEB.SBima. VA., Doc, 21,?Miss Ber?
tha Ferguson, tho attractive daughter of
Air. Finery Ferguson, of Alnnont, Va,,
und Mr. John R. Cluiinblln, non of R, C,
uhumbliii, Esii-, a well known citizen of
tho county, wore married yesterday lit
12 o'clock ni tho residenci) of tho bride's
lather. After u reception tendered the
brluul party, Mr, und Mrs, Chamblin left
for a bridal tour to Fastorn cilios,
(Special to Tlio Tlrnes-Plsputch.)
BFLONA, VA., Doc. ?i-|.-rMlss Heulah
Rudd. ot this placo, und Mr. Charles Wul
tnall, of Lynchburg, wero married ut
the homo of the brido yostorday at 10
A. M., Rev, L. A, Green officiating. Tho
coupJo left on tho 11 o'clock train l'or
Lynchburg, where thoy will resido In the
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
HOLLINS, VA., D?o. H-Card* ?re out
for tho marriage December 20th of Mr.
Alephous Coon to Miss Princess Virginia
Lambert. The marriage will take placo
at "Whentiuiid," tho residence of the
bride. On January 1st a recaption will bo
tendered the bridal couple ut "Whcat
Intimation Reaches Berlin That
Russia Will Concede Japan's
GREAT BRITAIN TAKES STAND
Said to Have Represented to C?ar
That She Considers Japan's
Demands Entirely Just.
/ (By Associated Press.)
BERLIN, Doc. M,-An Intimation has
reached tho Japanese legation hero that
Russia will concedo Japan's requests.
Influirles mado by the Associated Free?
aa to particulars of this Intimation,
whether It came from Tokio or flt, Pe?
tersburg, brought out nothing more than
that o peaceful solution is now highly
probable. The British govornmont, It Is
understood from another source, has rep?
resented to the Czar that Groat Britain
deem; Japan's demands Just, and earn?
estly expects that Russia will grant
them. This representation Is supported
by 'the utterances ot the British am?
bassadors here and In Paris and Vtonna,
.who havo Informed the respectivo govern?
ments to which they aro accredited that
Japr?i, In tho opinion of the British gov?
ernment, will fight If Bussln holds to
tho position taken In her recent note.
The-Russian ambassador here has for
sovimil days been Inquiring freely what
tho opinons of tho diplomatic corps are.
Conference, of Japanese Officers.
LONDON, Doc. 24.-? dispatch to Reu?
ters Telegraph Company from Tokio,
says Pemler Katsura and War Minister
Turuuchl visited the Marquis Ito, presi?
dent of the privy coundl, and the Mar
aula Yamagata, chief of the council of
field marshals, at their villas to-day,
two hours distant by rail from Tokio.
Tho meetings are believed to have been
connected with Important developments
in the Russian-Japanese situation. The
minister returned to Tokio this evening.
T|ic" Japanese press Is urging the Imme?
diate dispatch of troops to Corea, where,
It Is asserted, Japanese Interesta are me?
naced by Russian military pressure In the
north and Russian intrigues at Seoul.
The Impression Is growing In the best
informed circles that the adoption of
sufh u policy Is now Inevitable,
Hopefulness Is Felt.
(By Associated Press.
ST. PETERSBURG', December 21.?The
hopefulness in official circles of a paclflo
settlement of the Russo-Japanese dis
pute waa reflected to-day, on tho Bourse.
' which largely recovered ttffsfl? tho ner?
vousness which had prevailed for sev?
eral days. The Russian nowspapers are
displaying tho liveliest irritation at the
British press whose ant I- Russian atti?
tude In the preaent .Russo-Japanese dis?
pute has aroused .eyen..greater animosity
against Great Britain than exists against,
Japan. , ;
American Warships to Corea.
(By Associated Press,)
WASHINGTON, D. C, December 2b?
At tho request of the State Department
Secretary Moody to-day sent a cablegram
to Rear-Admiral Sterling, commanding
tho Asiatic squadron, to dispatch a war?
ship to Chemulpo, Corea, to protect Amer?
ican interests there.
AFTER GREENE'S STOCK.
Suit to Sequestrate N. and W.
Shares for Benefit Government.
(By Associated Press.)
LYNCHBURG, VA., Doc. 21.?A suit
in equity has been instituted In the
United States Circuit Court here to sub?
ject the stock of the Norfolk and West?
ern Railway Company, standing in the
namo of L. Laflin Kellogg. of New York,
who is alleged to be In roallty tho attor?
ney for and trustee of Benjamin D.
Greene, a citlwn of Connecticut, tem?
porarily residing In the city of Quebec,
"to payment of demands alleged to bo due
the government of the United States."
The allegation is that Oberlln M. Car?
ter, Benjamin D. Greene and John V.
Gnynor conspired to defraud and did
defraud the United States, and that a
portion of Greene's sharo of the spoils
was Invested in the namo of Kellogg In
some -1O0 shares of common stook of tho
Norfolk and Western Railway Company.
The object of the auft is to enjoin the
transfer of tho stock and to sequestrate
It for tho benefit of the government,
A temporary injunction has been
Petition for a Receiver Again in
the United States Court.
I (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CHARLESTON?, S. C, Dea. ?-l.-Beforo
the United Stutes Circuit Court the argu
I menta In the Phlni?ey suit against tho
Olympia Cotton Mills for tho appointment
of a receiver wero closed to-day and
the caso taken under advisement by
Judges Slmonton and Brawley.
The court gave no intimation as to "when i
a decision will fie rendered.
(Continued from First Pago,)
MAY BID VINDICATED.
The court will assemble next month and
Drey/us will then havo full opportunity
to make n completo exposition of the
wrong?* he has suffered. The former cap?
tain an a, result or this now trial, expects
to pbtabi a full and completo vindication
followed by restoration to his rank In
tho iirniy? Though It had been announced
that the revision commission would reach
il decision this evening, there wero few
persona outside the Ministry of Justice,
Where the sittings of the commission wero
held, Indicating that tlio Interest of Pa?
risians In the cano Is not ns keen us it
has been In the pufft.
Dreyfus received news of tho commis,
sien through persnr.nl frlouds, who ox*
t.?nd?'d to him tholr earnest congratula?
tions upon hla victory.
There wan absoluto unanimity uniong
tho member?? of the commission. Out'
member asserted that upon the facts pr?.
sontcd, ?b tlw result of investlg-iilon
made by Gap ta lu Targe, an olllcer ou the
?taf/ of War Minister Andre, another re?
vision of the case was made posslblo.
Tho details in tho report of tho commis?
dlon havo not been made publlo, but it
I? stated generally that the production
of evidence which had not been submitted ",
to Um pgurt-mui'Uwl ?t Reime? and the
chango of testimony tn the part of some
. of tho wltness?a beforo the court-mar?
tial, which entirely rovorand the view a?
to tho guilt of Dreyfus, brought about the
decision of the commission to refer the
caso for retrial to a civil tribune,
WHAT THE' SUBMISSION MEANS.
Tho submission of tho question of re?
vision lu u communion la considered lit
Franco ?? a tactful move on tho part
of tho government to obtain Judicial
support for Its favorable attitude toward
Divsyfus. Immediately tipon the recolpt
of tho roport of tho oommlsslon tho gov?
ernment will transfer all tho documents
In the caee to the procureaur-gencral of
the court of cassation. These documents
Includo the modified testimony of M.
Grlbetln, tho principal archivist of tho
headquarters stuff, who, nt the court
martial nt Rennes, testified that ImkIxo
llovcd Dreyfus was guilty of treason,
but who has now altered his evidence so
as to throw tho blamo upon Colonel
Henry, At the home of tho former
Captnln Dreyfus, tho decision was fully
oxpectod. and preparations are now being
mnflo to convinco tho court of his Inno?
AH the State Departments Closed
(Special to Tho Tlmes.Dlipatch.)
RALEIGH, N. C? Doc. '31,-Tho Capital
City Telephone Company was chartered
to-day to effect a merger of the Inter?
state and the Boll Telephone Exchanges
of this city. Capital authorized Is $200.000.
The Incorporatoti arc W. TV Gentry;
D. I. Carson. J. Vf, Crows, Hunt Chl,.ley,
of Atlanta, on tho part of tho Southern
Bell Company, and J, S. Corr, L. A, Carr
and Vf. Vf. Watts on tho part of the In?
The merger will be effected Dccombe,
28th?. This Is tho only point at which
there will bo such a deal, the Boh Com?
pany taking over tho Interstate exchanges
at all othor points except Durham, where
tho Interstate is loft In control of tho
All State departments at the Stato ?ipl
tol closed this afternoon ond will not re?
open till Monday.
Danville Tobacco Market.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.??
DANVILLE, VA., Dec, 24.?Following
Is tho review of tho Danville markot for
tho week by Messrs. Dlbrell Brothers ?
The three days' sales of this week have
been very small and uninteresting. Mon?
day wo had a vory good salo, which
lasted several hours, but yesterday and
to-day they amounted to little or nothing,
Pncos wero firm and showed no chango
from last week. There Is nothing doing
In tobacco circles this week, a? the sales
will bo suspended for the holidays from
to-day to tho 4th proximo. Most of the
factories nnd leaf establishments will he
closed for the .next ten days or two
War Veteran in Trouble.
(Spe^'-l to Tho Tlmes-Dispatoh,)
SUFFO^C, VA?, Dec 24.?Charged with
embezuling $55 from Dr. Bennett, of Nor??
rolk, William Q? Polk, a veteran of tho
Spanish War, this afternoon was arrested
In Nansemond county. Folk was locked
up, but later tho shortage was made good
and i*D prisoner freed.
Folk was alleged to have collected and
misappropriated Dr. BenneJt's rents,
? ? .
(Special to The Times-Dlspatcli.)
LU HAY, VA? Deo. 24.-Mr. Frank I.
Urlflith, of Shenandoah City, this county,
and Miss Blanche V, Eppord, of the same
section, twq prominent young people ot
the ?outhorn end of this county, were mar.
tied at the home, of the bride's father,
near No. 2 furnace, to-day, Rev. J, W,
Jollett, of the Methodist Church, officiat?
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch..)
WINCHESTER, VA?. Dec. 24.?Miss
Kttthryn Alaude, daughter of Charles F.
Kelter, and L. Purooll McKeo were mar?
ried by Rev. Dr. M. F, Kelter, of Colum?
bus, Ohio, uncle of the bride, at "Elm
Shade." on Applepio Rldgo, at noon
Wednesday. The bride woro a gown of
white chiffon. Mrs. Alyce Byers, of Re?
pon. W. Va., played tho wedding march.
Miss Luja McKee, sinter of the groom
was maid of honor, and Miss Nellie
Wright, cousin of the bride, was brides?
maid. Tho couple left on a wadding tour.
(Special to Tho Times?Dispatch,)
WINCHESTER, VA., Deo. 2-1.?Miss ?a.
rie Elizabeth, daughter Of Bennett Rus?
sell, a prominent county farmer, and
Robert Warren Anderson were married
by Rev, J. Ryland Murdock lost Tuesday
morning. The groom's father was one of
the pioneer fruit culturista of this county.
The attendants at the ceremony wore
Miss Georgia Wlerman and Eugene R?s?
sel), brother of the brido,
Broke His Leg.
(Spoclul to The Times-Dispatch.)
OSBORN'S GAP, VA., Dec, 34.?Richard
Whlto, about sixty, of near this place,
had his left leg broken by a tram car
on Camp Creek a dny or two since, Mr.
White was In the employment of a lum?
ber company, and was operating the car.
Richmonders in New York.
(Spedai to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NEW YORK, Dec. 24,-St. D?nis, Vf. J.
Hubbard and wife.
COTTON MARKET IS
Despite Very Heavy Liquida?
tion, Close is Net Sixteen
(By Associated Press.)
NB-w YORK, Dec. ?M.-Eariy trading
in ootton was very ?olive again to?clay.
with fluctuations very Irregular, al?
though, generally speaking, thene was
a good undercurrent of bullishness as a
result of rather botter cable? than ex?
pected, moderai?? receipts unfavorable
weather, reports of good spot sales at
yesterday's ?advances anil continued tig?
On the othur hand, there was very
heavy liquidation and more lallt of un
settlQd condition., in the Far East, so
that every beituiineut met with heavy
soiling. The marlwt opened firm, a points
lower to l'J points higher, immediately
uftor the cull covering und hull support
put prices up to a net gain of 1.? to '.'0
points, with July selling ut Ul.70, Then
liquidation caused a reaction of several
points, after which, tho market ?bowed
further fcvurUhm-is and Irregulariij.
The early reaction unly lasted for a mo?
ment,, and was followed by another up?
ward rush uf prices, Ji'iiumy ?.old at
j.;j.M, March at l?-81, and May and July
ut ?il.PJi This yus un adduce for the
day of Wi(> point?, und ?noli a guhi Just
bet?re a li'lpte holiday naturally became
? very tempting piuco, for niofll taking,
so that realising wus vory heavy and
prices |n thy early afternoon nagged duwn
about 10 or li points fiotti lho top.
In thu ime trading ihn? tun tin n s were
vory violent and Irregular. First the.??
was a sharp broal, that carried price?
down to about last nltfl't's finals on the
aotlvQ months, but In tho last ten min?
utes a renewal of bull support and active
covering brought about another upturn
with the market flraijy irregular' and n.
ivltli the muiHot finally Irregular and un,
settle?], net 1<> points higher, yules were
estimated at 1,01)0,000 hides.
?lSSI!^?S?S-^?c^?S.?S5?.-S?R?5!!.S- egr ?
\[E]XTEND1NG to all *?V
(SD alike our sincere ^
wish that their Christ?
mas may be a merry
one, and that their home
may be blessed with
' all the good things to
make complete this
glorious Christmas time.
213 East Broad Street?
J. G. CORLEY, Mgr.
Decoy Letter Catches the Man
' Who Blackmailed Promi?
FIFTY THOUSAND IS ASKED
Lea R, Brennan, a Commercial
Artist, the Man Who Sent
(By Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, Deo. 21.?Tho sourco of the
mysterious letters demanding large sums
of money, which for the past six months,
have been rocelvcd by men high In tbo
financial world, of Now York nnd Chicago,
was to-day traced to Beo R. Brennan, a
[ commercial artist, of Chicago, and the
young man was placed-under arrest aa
he waa leaving the general, postoffice,
where he had gone In answor to a decoy
When confronted with the evidence of
bis wrong-doing, Brenna? confessed to
having attempted to enforce a dozen de?
mands for sums of $25,000 and $50,000
and having threatened his Intended vic?
tims with death should thoy refuse to
comply with bla demands for money.
In his confession, Brennan declared that
till his attempts to extort money had been
futile, as he never received a dollar in
answer to any of his requests.
Tho Now York financiers of whom
Brennan demanded money, were J. Flor
pont Morgan, "John D. Rockefeller, James
Stlllman and Andrew Carnegie. Of each
of theso men ho demanded $50,000 In bis
first letter and on reoelvlng no replies,
It Is said reduced the amount demanded j
to $25,00Q. Among those In Chicago upon ;
whom Brennan attempted to levy tribute ?
were Marshall Field, R. T. Crane, J. Og? !
den Armour and Cl. V. Swift. None of
tho Chicago men was asked for more
THE TRAP DA1D.
In the caso of Marshall Field, Brennan
wrote under tho name of Wm. Craig, Ho
first asked Mr. Flold to leave $25,000 be?
neath a pillar of a porch ut the hitter's
home. No attention was paid to tho
letter by Mr. Field until another In which
the veiled threats In tho first lottor were
made plainer, waa received from Bren?
nan. In the second letter Brennan de?
manded thut tho money be mailed. Ml".
Flold then placed the matter In the
bande of a detective ugeney.
A few days ago, a decoy letter was sent
to Brennan, telling him that his demand
upon Mr. Field would be acceded to. Then
a package was prepared and addressed
to "Craig" to be delivered at the reg?
istered letter department of the general
THE TRAP SPRUNG.
Brennan fell Into the trap and to-day
called at the postonico, ?eked for and wus
given the package, signing the receipt
Brennan with ft plonsant smile on his
fuce, turned to walk away hut wallted Into
tlio arms of four detectives, who had been
watching tho proceedings.
No formal charge waa entered against
Brennan to-night, but It was said ho
will bo held for action of tho Federal au?
Higginsan Penalized for Crowd?
ing Others Out,
?fBy Assoolutod Press,
????G ORBEAN8, Dec, ??,?~?a??|?3?????
and Colonel Tyler were the winning fa?
vorites to-duy. Jn the third race Higgin?
son pnce more crowded Meistor Singer
into the fence and waa suspeuiled for
three days for foul ridine- Radford, In
tiie same roc?, excited the suspicion of
the stewards, who thought him under
(lie influence of drugs, nnd they ordered
the refusal of ?II entries from tho stable
of J. J. Ollmnre, his owner, SunuiMi'lo:
First race?six furlongs?Purlesmma (7
to 10) first, Dusky (8 lo 1) second, Mlas
Hum? ?H to i) third. Timo ins t-D,
Second race?selling; mile-Bud Em?
ory (l to 1) first, The Kogenl il? to 5)
second, Surah Maxim (ill to f>) third.
Time, IM0 5-5.
Third race-one mil??Colonel Tyler (7
to 8) first, One Moro fi to l) second,
lUdt'ord (13 to 1) third. Time, l Uli 3-5,
Fourth race-twn.year.olds; ?wiling; six
furlongs?Aggie I.emla (3 to 1) first, Ag?
lio? prounan (7 to 1) teoon-J, Julia M?
(7 to l? third. Time, lil-l 2-?,
Fifth rue*~flvo furloiiBS-SadduccBe <:\
to 1) first, Jim A? Long (100 to 1) Second,
New York ill lu M third? Timo, 1:00 K-.
BI'Ktn ruce~two-yei?i-oldH? ?six furlongs
?Wi-?iilh nf Ivy Cl to I) first, Footlights
Favorite (II to W second, Allegrone (?,'?
to 1) third, Timo. 1:H.
Cut on Small Provocation,
iSp-eclul to The TlmetcPlepttiali,)
WINCHKBTIDR. ??-. D?o, ?l.?-Bt)?4u?e
?ti? refUK<>4 to sell mm eowe incut. Hoary
Ungor seriously stabbed Mre. Albert Mil?
ler, of near Kecksburg, this oounty. ?Thp)
stab was inflicted with a penknife, beloKrj
her Bhouldor blade, She Is not danger*??
ously hurt. Unger has escaped.
Bath County Officers.
(Special to The Tlmea-Dlapetoh,) Mm
WARM SPRINGS, VA.. Dec. 2*.-Thi
following officers have appeared befor?
the town clerk and qualified for the termi
beginning Janiuary 1st, 1804t John E. (Jura,
sheriff; James M. Douglass, tre?eurm'
H. H. Byrd, Commonwealth's sttqrnty?
justices of the peace?W. S. Keyscr, ?G,\
II. Wallace, M. F. Watson, T. B. ?*U?I
thorn, S, W. Anderson, J. K. P. Barn?
S?d C. ?. Huff.
Commonwealth'? Attorney John W. BMp
phenson is ?again able to be at hia office!
after am attack of the grip. >?m
' . ? ? ' ' I ,1 ?
A Young Giant.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) ?
CRAB ORCHARD, VA-. Dec. IW.-Dn;
Zlon Smith, of Appalachla, was here FrU
day to see somo sick folks and was ?*11??t
on by. William M. Huff to vhdt his wifeS
the result of which was a bouncing?'"
pound boy Saturday night.
After an Illness of about a year, fit.;
Robert Vaughan died yesterday after?
noon at bis home, No. 710 Nortn Fourt?
Mr. Vaughan was a well? known ana
highly esteemed man. He was superln*
tendent of the street oar stables year?;
ago, when all the oars here were prp?j
polled by mule power. Ho served in. the
Confederato army as a member of ;,t
Twenty-fourth Virginia reglmenC
was a member of Bee Camp. Confederate'
The funeral will take place to-morrow!
and the following detail from Lee Canili
will attend, meeting at the camp hajl
'half an hour before five time set:
Commander James Power Smith, Major
John W. Johnston. Mr. John M, Gordop?
Dr. T. E. Stratton, Messrs. J. Shelby Van
Horn, James T. Gray, W. E. Moore and1
John M. 'Warren. . ')!
'Mrs. Anni? Barrett.
(Speolal to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.) ?'5
LU WAX", VA? Dec. ??!.?Information mii:
received In Luray to-day of the death in
Camelen, ?. J., last pight of Mrs. Annie
?Jarrett, a former resldont of this place,"
and who was born netr Rlleyvlllo, Pugs
county, about sixty years ago. Mrs. Bar??
rett was a daughter of the late Jblui
Presgi'aves and a sister of Messrs. Thom?
as, Robert and Andrew Presgraves, wh?T
live near Rlleyvlllo, and of Mr. Jame?
Presgraves, of Baltimore. ' '--'?.'i
Sho was also a sister of Mrs. V. Hi
Townsond, of Philadelphia.
Tho Interment will take place in ? Greti???
ville cemetery, Luray, on Saturday morn,
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) '??U
TWTT1NGTON, VA., Dec 24,-The aa*
Intelligence is received here that Mr?
Joseph Stickney died suddenly at M?)
homo In Now York city on the 21st In?;
stunt, and will be Interred at CoucorA
N. H.. to-day,
Commodore Stickney was w??l and fa?
vornbly known along tho Ja *?a River,'
and for eighteen years prior to. 1883 h?;
mode annual visits here In his magnlfl*'?
rent yacht, the Susquehanna. He wan a?;
very successful business man, end wat\
largely Interested In railroads and goal;'
Miss Blanche Martin.
- (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.)
ROANOKE, VA? Deo. 3t.-i.lse Blanch?'?>
Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C, C,,
Martin, ?lu-d this morning from typhoWi
fever, agod twenty-four years. She war,
a native of Franklin county, and her re?;.
inaine will bo taken therq for interment?
W. L. Graham.
(Speolal to The Tlmes-Dlapatoh.) '.",
BEDFORD CITY, VA? Dec, 24.?Mr.
W, L, Graham died hare at 1 ?Vcloolc to..
duy ul his residence on ICast Main Street'
after ? dreadful Illness from pneumonia.?
He contracted cold from fa^vng Into an''
ic? pond while handling Ice three dny*.'?
ago. He was storekeeper at People'?,
Alliance warehouse, and carried mail b?..'
twi-sn the postofflcq and the depot.
He wns forty-nine years old, and ?'(.
highly respected cltlsen,
(Sn?"l'i! in The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.')
W?THWVILLE. VA? Dee, 2-Woslah,
f.emly, one of the oldest and most re-.
sictted oltisens of this county, died last
nlulit, agod ninety. He was the father
of ?seventeen children, and leaves u very
largo number of descendants. The burial.
? ill be on Sutunlay.
John W. James.
ifin?Mnl to The Time??. Dispatch.)
f'UKSTEB, VA-, Dee-mber 21.?Mr. John;
Vf, James, ? war veteran, wan burle?!?
?i?ur this place yesterday by Revs. A. !CIS
.Ionian and Dr. A. Bagby, of Richmond..?
Mr, James formerly was from Peter???:
burg, Vu. He had been a sufferer fro??,;;
paralysis for several weeks.
(By Assoclutud frees.) , .-Jn
KNOXYILLM. TBNN.. Deo. ;4,^?tt?Vi1
ford Littleton died at his horn*, ?gei
fifty-eight. Ho was for four years ohaj,
man of the Board of Publlo Works <
Knoxvliie, Ho was a brother of Marti
W. Littleton, president??!-?? of |"
Borough of Brooklyn, N. V,, ?nd ?"
brother of Jesse Littleton, of WlriohW
?-?- ?? '???< .
O'CONNOR -Til* fUMF?l, 9l?.H?P?.
%O'C!ONN0B Vili Us? B^TIU? A-.
NOON at * o'clixK ?t BttcriW? RJArt ?b
Mtnicheetcr. intvimcnt ?t Muiury Ci