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WHOLE NUMBER 16,891.
RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, JULY 6,1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Witnesses in the Smith
Murder Trial Sternly
MRS. TURNER CALLS
MR, SMITH DOWN
Tells Attorney to "Come Off the
Roof"?Defense Has Bright
Day, Witnesses Testifying
That the Mother Did Not
Cruelly Beat Child?The
Bruises Explained, ?
Both counsel and prisoner aro gratified
Bt the evidence that was brought out In
the Smith murder trini In Manchester
yesterday. Severn) Incidents of a start
???? nature occurred during the any. Mrs.
Turner on being cross examined by Mr.
It. M. Smith grew angry and ?aid to him:
"Don't you worry rnc!"
Mr. Smith.? "I have no such Intention."
Mrs. Turner. "You had better not."
Again when Mr. Smith had proved from
th'ej'record that she had made contradic?
tory-statements she turned, and shaking
her hand at him said:
"You come off the roof!"
Mrs. Turner wan allowed to stand aside
b'-fore Mr. Smith had concluded his ex?
amination on account of her bad h<vilth.
She was the last witness cnlled for the
The defense put no less than ten wit?
nesses on the stand during the day. They
were Mr. Lionel Ashburner, Mrs. Ash
burner. Mrs. Hick?, Mr. Hicks, Mr. \V.
J. Carter, Mr. Jord-in, Dr. Krazer Smith,
Mr. Cnill. Mrs. I..elgh and Dr. J. Alli?
Everyone of these witnesses. wh?
had known the Smith family spoke In
? praise of Mrs. Smith'? treatment of her
boy Rnlph. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ashburner told
of the marriage of the Smiths in New
York by an Alderman, and stated that
they had been entertained as man nnd
wife In their home In nrooklyn som*
months before Ralph was horn. The date
of the marriage was not brought out.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Ashburner hnd lived
In the house with the Smith family, nnd
testified to the car? nnd effcetion that
both mother nnd father showed the
children? The cross-examlnntlon of the
' Commonwealth's Attorney failed to brenk
down their evidence.
In the ease of Mr. Crull. Dr. Smith. Mr.
Carter and Mr. Jordan, th? Common?
wealth did not cross examine.
After recess Mrs. Leigh, a mlssonnry,
nnd the \v\(o of an evangelist, was
placed on the stand by the defense. Her
testimony was for the most part of an
"expert" nature. Several times her an?
swers smacked of "hearsay," and Judge
Clopton warned her, threatening to line
Judge: "I will fine you severely if you
answer that way again."
Mrs. Light: "I will endeavor to obey
Judge: "You had better, madame."
Mrs. Light: "I will try to answer as
Judge: "If you do not do as I tell you
1 will send you to Jail."
Mr. H. M. Smith objected vigorously
to the words of the court In addressing
the witness. He stated that His Honor
had not spoken in that way to the other
female witnesses who hnd given hcarsny
testimony, and naked that his objection
Warns Dr. Hodges.
When Dr. J. Allison Hodges was on
the stand and was being asked an Im?
portant question, Judge Clopton said:
"Be careful what you say In answering
that question, for this case will ho In
the books, and your reputation will suf?
fer ft you are not careful."
Mr. Smith objected to the remarks of
the court, stating that the other expert
?witnesses had not been warned hy His
Honor, ami that the warning had a ten?
dency to Injuro the witness In the eyes
of the Jury.
Judge Clopton then stated that he had
confidence in Dr. Hodges.
Thoro was an air of relief felt on yes?
terday morning when Mr. Page was scon
In court, and It was known that tho
Smith murder caso would proceed. Mr.
Page h.'is been quite 111. and still shows
the marks of great suffering. In ad?
dressing the court to ?GG?? thanks for
tho Indulgence that ljo had received, ho
took occasion to say that he felt as?
sured that ho would not ask for any
Mrs, Smith, tho prisoner, looked bettor
than she has appeared at any time dur?
ing tho trial. Both she and her mother
inlsod their veils nnd kopt them rnlsed
during the long hours of the examina?
tions. Sheppard K. Smith, huRbnnd of
the prisoner, was brought down from the
Jail as a witness, but was not called to
the stand. It Is thought that ho will
testify to-day, with perhaps two doctors,
throo newspaper men and tho prisoner
herself. Mr, ?. M. Smith stated that
he would concludo tho testimony for tho
dofenso by to-night.
Tho heat In tho court room was In?
tenso, and at ono timo tho thermometer
luinglng above Judgo Clopton's head reg?
istered 90 degrees. Tho courthouse was
crowded, and more than once tho win?
dows had to bo -cleared of the crowd
that climbed In from the green outside.
There was much of tho testimony that
was far over tho heads of the Jurors and
audience. Long medical terms woro used,
and tho Jurors were busy guessing at
what they menni.
If the evidence bn all In by to-night,
Friday and Saturday will be con?
sumed with instructions and arguing
the caso, which will probably go to tho
Jury on Saturday night.
Trial Resumes With Mrs. Turner
on the Stand.
Judge Clopton entorod nnd took his seat
upon the bench flvo minutos before 10
Deputy Mlllurd Mnrtln opened court tinti
the prisoner entered, accompanied by her
pother and brother. Mr?. Smith raised
W voll, as did Mrs. Townsend. Neither
Vf the counsel for tho dofonee was pros,
eut, and u delay followed until th&y ar
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POINTER ON ?? E WEATHER
? F O R 15UAHT-For]
At ? ?. M.
Th?rs cl ? y and
and North Curo
Ulivi?S h owe r?
and t h u ,11 d e r;
[Friday fair; light
lo troHh south
Range of tin! Thermometer:
?? ?. M.77 . 0 P. M.16
12 M.85 ? P. M.?)
3 ?'. M.'M 12 midnight..78
Average. 8?J 1-0
Highest temperature yesterday...... 90
Lowest temperature yesterday. "0
Alean temp?rature yesterday. eu
Normal temperature for July. 79
Departure from normal temperature.... 01
??? GUNS MEET AT
Martin. /Montague. Cabell
and Ellyson Are
JOINT DEBATE AT
KING GEORGE TO-DAY
There is Little Doubt in the
Minds of the Politicians
That Such An Interest?
ing Event Will Take
FREDERICKSBURG. VA.. July 6.?
More of. the big guns of the political
campaign aro in Frodcrlcksburg to-night
than have been ?assembled together since
the campaign opened, and they are all
going to drive over to King George
Courthouse to-morrow, where Governor
Montague and Senator Martin are ex?
pected to engage In Joint debate.
Senator Martin arrived late this after?
noon and registered at tho Exchange
Hptel. Governor Montague arrived from
Richmond shortly before 10 o'clock to?
night, and was mot at the station by Mr.
M. G. Willis, whose guest he Is. Mr. G.
Alston Cabell came on the same train Ho
found Mr. J. Taylor Ellyson had arrived
on the train which brought Senator Mar?
tin. Lleutenant-Govcrnor Willard wir*Ts
from Washington he was unable to be
down to-night, but would arrive on an
early train In the morning and drive
across to King George.
There he expected to meet Mr. Swan
son, one of the other two candidates
for the gfibernatorlal nomination, but
the latter wired from Culpeper to-night
ho would not bo able to keep his King
George appointment. He will speak
there Friday night.
Representative Hal. Flood, Mr. Jeffer?
son Wallace, Mr. A. B. Williams and
Mr. John Stewart Bryan arrived from
Richmond to-night on tho train with
tho Governor, and will go over to King
George in the morning.
Whether there will be a joint
debate to-morrow Is unknown. Sen?
ator Martin eald to-night he did
not know that there would be; that
ho was simply going to King George to
fill an appointment made without refer?
ence to meeting his opponent. Whether
there will bo a debate or not there Is
going to be a largo crowd.
A Long Drive.
A number of people will drive tho twen?
ty-two miles from Fredericksburg to King
George and while tho county Is small, the
courthouse Is so situated that It is about
as convenient to the people of Stafford.
The Democrats of the latter county will
turn out in largo numbers.
Should the six candidates mako spcecnes
of tho usual length, it will be well into
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Joseph W. LaBelle Thrice
Shoots Wife. Then
The Most Serious is a Shot in
the Upper Lip, But Another'
Went From Ear to Jaw.
Letters Show That It
Was a Premedi?
As the result of an attempted murder
of his wife and then suicide at No. 203
Mayo Street, about 4MO o'clock yester?
day afternoon, Joseph W. LaBelle, of
No. 1715 East Main Street, died at the
City Almshousc at 1:45 this morning,
with his wife In another ward suffering
from the effects of three bullet wounds,
apparently all superficial ami rione dan?
gerous. LaBelle himself Inflicted upon
himself a bullet wound about three Inches
below the left breast, the ball - hav?
Ing ranged slightly downward and
emerged Just to tho left of. the
spinal column. The surgeons .are .of.
opinion that the ball, a 3S-cdllbre, pene?
trated the lung. There has been com?
paratively small . hemorrhage, however,
and the man was thought uniti late In
the night to have chances of recovery.
LaBellc's murderous attempt was fully
premeditated, as three letters to his rela?
tives, . taken from his . pocket after the
tragedy, abundantly attest. His desire
to end his life soon disappeared,
however, for in talking with the City
Hospital surgeons last night, he ex?
pressed a desire to recover.. The shoot?
ing- woe dono with a 38-callbre cheap
revolver of the 'American bull dog pat?
It seems from the Information attain?
able that LaBelle went to tho house.
No 303 Mayo Street, with the deliberate
design of killing his wife and himself,
and he admits that he intended taking
his own life. Tho motive for the double
crime, as ho himself states in a letter
to his sister. Is that his wife had aban?
doned him and gone back to a life of
Saw the Shooting.
Police Sergeant Bailey was in tho vi?
cinity of the attempted murder and sui?
cide, looking up another case, when ,the
shooting began. Just as he was nearlng
No. 201 Mayo Street. Sergeant Bailey
heard tho shooting and ran to the scene,
which was next door, at a house occu?
pied b'y Mary F. Gentry. This woman
and another named Bettle Johnson were
eye witnesses to the shooting. LaBelle
went t? tho house with the intention of
killing tho woman, and apparently be?
gan shooting'ns soon as he entered the
hall. The woman ran toward the rear
of-the hall, screaming and begging him
not to kill her. as she Red. and ho firing
as she ran. He emptied the flve-shooter
in his attempt to kill the woman, the
first shot having apparently been fired at
close range and while directly in front
of her. This ball entered the upper lip,
Just below the nose, and Inflicted an ugly
wound, which Is powder burned, showing
that the revolver must have been plnced
close to her face. The man emptied his
flve-shooter at the Woman as she ran,
and when she turned down the stairway
toward the basement to escape his in?
sane fury", ho, having emptied the cham?
bers of his weapon, ran out of the back
door and down Into tho weeds to the
eastward, toward's Lumpkln's Bottom.
When Sergeant Bailey rushed Into tho
house and down the stairs he found tho
woman sitting In a chair and covered
with blood. As she turned to go down
stairs she spat out a bullet, which was
secured by the police and retained as
evldenoe. It is cut and mutilated and
mashed from having come In contact with
teeth or Jawbone. Another ball entered
tho woman's right arm, near tho shoul?
der, ranging upward and outward at tho
shoulder, the woman's body apparently
bpinK hont forward In her fight. Tho
other shot which took effect entored the
neck behind the ear, and, ranging down?
ward, emerged Just below tho jaw. It
was at first thought, thnt another ball
hnd taken effect In tho temple, but tho
wound there on later examination appears
to havo been caused by ? fall, being
only a slight contusion. Tho other two
bullets must havo missed tholr targot.
Fires on Himself.
While tho man was In tho weeds In
rear of tho house ho reloaded his weapon,
(Continued on Twelfth Pago.)
Man Who Saved Cissy Loftus
From Drowning Must Retire
From Naval Service.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
NEWPORT, R. I., July 5.?Thomas Ed?
ward Brady, a seaman gunner, who once
eaved Cecelia Loftus, an actress, from
drowning! hud two fingers of his left
hand amputated at tho torpedo station
this afternoon, and ho will have to leave
tho service. In assisting ' somo boys to
have a good timo yostorday, ho picked up
a ennnon cracker, thinking It was un
lighted. It exploded In his left hand.
It was threo years ago, at Old-Point
Comfort, that Brady saved Miss Loftus,
Sito was visiting the battloshlp Indiana,
when she slipped and fell Into the wator,
Brady dived In after her, and with tho
aid of several companions got her aboard
Fall River Situation.
(By Associated Prose.)
FALLS RIVER, MASS., July 6,-Tho
Executive Comniltloo of the Weavers'
Union voted to-day to postpone action for
a week upon the refusal df the Manu?
facturers' Association to ?rant an /ad?
vanee In wages,, -4 -' ,
DEVLIN FAILURE HAS
Two Others Yesterday Went Into
Hands of Government
(By Associated Press,)
? WASHINGTON, D. C, July 6.?The
Comptroller of the Currency has appoint?
ed National Bank Examiner D, A, Cook
receiver of tho Spring Valloy National
Bank, of Spring Valloy, 111., upon advice
recolvorl from Examiner Cook that tho
bank had clOFod. The comptroller has
uIbo appointed National Bank Examiner
J. MacSholl receiver of the First Na?
tional Bank, of Toluca, 111., upon advice
from tlm vice-president 'of tho bank
that It would not open for business this
The suspension of these banks Is due
to tho falluro of C, J. Devlin, who was
president of both of them.' The capital
of tho Spring Valloy National Is ?50,000
and of tho First National, of Toluoa
?100,000. , ? '
The Working Men's D?mocratie Club/of
Baker's Precinct. Henrlco county, has
organized a Montague club und will at?
tend the meeting shortly to bo held In
Fulton, which (lie Governor will ad?
Experts Say Lock Canal
Across,Isthmus Is an
ZONE RAVAGED BY
Harrowing Conditions in Panama
Pointed Out By One of Engi?
neers Who Built Railway.
Grave of Workman ?
for Every Cross
Tie on Road.
(From Our Regular Corespondent.)
WASHINGTON. D; C, July d.?It Is
said the members, of the Panama Canal
Commission have admitted privately, of
course, that they are convinced that
the construction of a lock canal across
the Isthmus is an Impossibility. The In?
formation is believed to be correct. Its
authoritative announcement would create
?a sensation, and would be fraught with
tremendous results. It Is not believed
that the government would be willing to
undertake the eifcrmous task, Involving
so many years of labor and the expendi?
ture of so many millions of money, of
digging a sea level canal. It is believed
in some quarters that an announcement
?? m0" y a Sea IeVel cantU )B Practicable
would cause the surrender bf tho pro?
ject to dig the canal across the Isthmus,
and possibly the'adoption of tho Nlcara
A sea level canal would not cost less
than six hundred million dollars. That
Is the lowest estimate. Some of the es?
timates reach -a billion. As a matter of
fact there is nobody who knows how
???J? i 7???a COSt t0 dig * sea level
u ?' ? .. that [t would be enormous
is the testimony, of every engineer who
has examined the problem. There is no
S ?" 'ilf ' hfd Senator Mor?ftn? ?-"ose
fight for tho adoption of the Nlcaraguan
??lt ?d(V hlm famous? succeeded In
making the Congress take his view that
thi?CT?^fnaI C0.UW not be buIIt ""???e?
the Isthmus of Panama, either the
former route would have been adopted
or the government would not have under
ca?uU. th? con8tructlon of an Isthmian
Conditions oh.Isthmus. ""-""
inuliw^T"a ?Vh,e clt>??^"? ?? an
intimate friend of one of th? engineers
who constructed the Panama Rah ay '
discussed In ?n interesting manner to?
day the conditions which had to bo met
on the Isthmus and the obstacles which
coated* ?VerCOme bCf0re "le r0hd ""?
"This engineer told mo." said the gen
Ueman referred to. "that It was-his hon
tho ?"?">, thnt f0r PVery ???-tic on
the road there was a grave of a work
higman who had succumbed to fever
The men who did the work came from
Europe, and it finally became necessary to
resort to many schemes In order to In?
duce Immigrants to face tho climatic dan?
gers, even though several dollars a day
was paid each laborer. Representatives
of the construction company wero kept
at Cast o Garden, nnd when ? shipload
of Immigrants came In the strangers
would be pounced upon, and with offers
of big wages and easy hours, wero soon
Induced to board a vesel hound for the
Isthmus. The engineers estimated that
a laborer would last thirty days At tho
end of that time he would be either dead
or on his wny back to civilization, In the
confident expectation of soon rounding
out his career by going to sleep In the
family burying ground,
"On ono occasion a large pnrtv of Irish
Immigrants landed nt Castle Garden They
wero fine looking fellows, and the'ngent
of tho railroad construction company
pounced on them at once. The party had
a loader, who was. quite willing to
take his companions whoro they could
get soventi dollars a day in wnges but
he declared ho would have to go to Chlcagc
first to see his brother, whom he had not
seen for eight years. The ngont told
him this was perfectly. proper and en?
tirely satisfactory to the company; thnt
tho vessel on which ho would bo taken
to Panama would stop at Chicago and
remain long enough for him to spend sev
oral hours with his long absent brother
Tho Irishman was satisfied with tho ar?
rangement and took his mon aboard the
steamer. In a few hours they wore
bound for Panama, nnd tho captain of
tho vessel said the big loader was on
tho lookout for the port of Chicngo and
his brother until tho vessel dropped an?
chor at tho wharf In Panama harbor. In
less than two months ho wns dend,"
Modern methods of sanitation have Im?
proved conditions on tho Isthmus, but It
Is believed that tho rato at which for?
eigners wero dying of yellow fovor In
Pann.ma hnd much to do with tho resig?
nation of Chief Engineer Wnllnce. Taken
all In nil. tho probability of ? ship canal
across tho Iethmits of Panama scarcely
over seemed moro remoto than nt prosont.
SAYS CONDITIONS ON
ISTHMUS ARE VERY BAD
(By Associated Prosa.)
NEW YORK, July 5.~Threo suspected
cases of yellow fover from the Pnnnmu
Canal zone were removed from tho
(Continued on Sixth Pngo.)
Tho 18 advertisements for holp pub?
lished In tp-day's .Tlmoa-Dlsputoli on
page 10 aro as follows;
2 Oflico. 1 Domestic
7 Irados. 6 Misnollanoous
This not only Interest those out of
work, out those doelrlng to Improve
their pceltlons us well.
MR. JAMES BLYTHE MOORE.
III TEXAS STORM
Tornado Sweeps District Around
MANY HOUSES SWEPT AWAY
Many Deaths Already'R'?ported,
and List is Rapidly
(By Associated Press.)
FORT WORTH. TEXAS, July 5.-?
tornado which struck Texas In the upper
edge of Mountain county, coming from?
tho Northeast and swinging far to the
Southeast tri'lu afternoon cost. It is be?
lieved over forty lives, injured a large
number of people, and did untold damage
to growing crops and cattle.
At Jacksboro the force of tho wind was
terrific. Tho Baptist Church and 20 other
buildings were blown off their, founda- !
tlons, and a number of buildings were
totally destroyed. Mrs. Travis Calhoun
was seriously Injured and Is not expected
to live. Travis Calhoun, Mrs. Thomas
Horton and Henry Veers and family were
At Montague no live swero lost, but In
tho country thero is great loss of life re?
ported. Owing to the fact that the wires
are down In all directions, It Is difficult
to ?et partlcii|'ir.<H Ton persons nre
known to be dend In that neighborhood,
and unconfirmed reports aro to the ef?
fect that the list of dead will go ns high
At Noc?na tho tornado passo* a few
miles to tho south, and the latest re?
ports gave tho dead nt four and tho
Injured at forty-ono. Many farm r?ouses
wore swept entirely away. Tho Ixing
Branch school house" was destroyed, and
the Baptlet and Methodist Churches at
Belchor were practically dest?fcyod. A
reliable man at Nocona, who has been
over tho scene, places tho loss of life
Many Killed; Property Gone.
(By Associated Press.)
DALLAS, TEX., July 6.?A special to
tho News from Nocona, Tex., says:
A tornado and thunder storm rmssod a
few miles west und south of here this
afternoon, killing fourteen persons and
injuring many others and destroying a
(Continued on Second Pago.)
MONEY TO JAPANESE
Details of New Loan of $150,
ooQ.ooo Made Public
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, July 5.-8oml-oluclal de?
tails concornlng tho latest Japanese loan
of ?160,000,000 wore made public to-day.
Tho bonds will bear Interest nt 4 1-2
por cent, anil Will be secured by u socond
Hen upon tho toucco monopoly. Tho loan
will bo divided Into threo oqtial parts
London, Berlin und Now York?each tak?
ing f??,???,???. Tho subscription price will
probably ho tho sanie as tho previous
loan; which was 87 5-s. An liuorosilng
fuuturo Is Germany's direct participation
In the loan.
Young People's Convention.
(Special to Tin? Times-Dispatch.)
CHAUl.OTTKSV?Ll.E, VA.,'July 5.
Four hundred delegates, leprosnutlns
thirteen Southern States, it I'D In attoild
onc? on tliG tinnitili Young I'eoploH' Con
ventlon of tho Associato Reforinud
I'resbytoilan Synod of thn South, which
ciinvuned at (?nstenla to-night. The
sessions will continuo through Sunday.
Addresses will bo dollvoreti by a num?
ber ?? (jiMtliiBulshed speukgj-a,
HUP TI LUD
Mutineers, in Open Rebellion, Is?
sue Proclamation to Foreign
SECURE COAL AND PROVISIONS
'Now " Heading "for ? Gausasus,
Where They Will Be Joyfully
(By Associated Press.)
THEODOSIA, CRIMEA, July 5.?The
Russian battleship Knluz Potemklno has
arrived hero and asked for coal, provis?
ions and medical attendance. The muti?
neers demanded that tho authorities of
tho town guarantee their sufoty during ?
tho stay of tho ship here.
Tho Kniaz Potemklne to-day formally
raised the standard of rebellion and Issued
tho (blowing declaration:
"The crew of the Knlaz Potemklno
notify the foreign powers that a de?
cisive struggle has begun against
the Russian government. We consider
It to be our duty to declare that we
guarantee the complete Invloablllty
of foreign ships navigating the Black
Sea, as well as the Invloablllty of for?
Will Get Provisions.
July 6.?Summoned by tho Knluz Po?
temklno representativos of tho Town
Council went on board th? battleship and
wero received In tho adm?rale cabin by
tho commission commanding her. Tho
commission demanded tho delivery of
600,000 tons o? coal and provisions of
various kinds within twenty-four hours,
and thorctonod that In tho ovont of non
conipllnnco, after duo- warning to tho
Inhabitants, tho town would bo bom ?
btirdod. Tho commission also proposed
Unit tho Mayor Bhould transmit to tho
population a proclamation demanding the
termination of the war, a convocation
ot Zomstvos, etc.
Learning of theso demands, many In?
habitants fled the town. The workmen
Insisted that the demands bo grunted. A
special meeting of tho nuinlclpul council
was called and the council consented to
deliver tho provisions, but refused to
(Continued on Second Page.)
NEGROES Elffl ON
POSSE KILL FATHER
Young White Man Also Fatally
Injured in Attempt to Cap?
(By Associated prose.)
MEMPHIS. T13N-N., July 5.-A special
to tho Commorolal-Appeal from Tunica,
Mississippi, says that Mark and Robert
Harris, the Do Soto county nogroes who
killed Hob Master near Tunica, Juno 21st,
end who havo since oluded capturo, to.
day at their homo, noar Walls, shot and
killed their own rather ami dangerously
wounded Aubrey Gardner, of Tunica, a
young man who was In it posse that had
gone to arrest the Ifafiia negroes, Tim
negroes woro concealed lu a corn fiold,
and as Sheriff Owens, of Tunica county',
und tho possi' passed down tho road.'
having In their keeping the father of
the Harris negroes and their young
brother, whom they arrested as accom?
plices In tho Miisier uiurdor, tho outlaws
stopped to the edge of tho field and
oponed flro on tho buggy In which was
Aubrey Gardner and their father. One
shut dispatched tlio old man and the
other hit Gardner in the abdomen,
wounding h?ll so seriously nuu his Ufa
lii Uc?puircd of. The ncfi'oca ?.'?sc.iyuO,
J. d. IODE DIES
Insurance Man Suc?
cumbs to Heart Dis?
ease at Murphy's.
TAKEN ILL WHILE
AT DINNER TABLE
Registered and Was Assigned to
Room Where He
WAS A HOWITZER WITH
FINE RECORD AS SOLDIER
Went ? Into the Confederate Army
When a Youth ; Saw Service
With Famous Battery and
With Mosby; Was Mem?
ber of First Presby?
Profound sorrow was caused yesterday
aftornoon by the announcement of the
sudden death about 4:30 o'clock of Mr.
J. Blythe Moore, a well known Insurance
man of this city, who resided at Bon Air.
Mr. Moore died of heart failure In hie
room. No. 217, on the second floor of
.Murphy's Hotel Annex. Ho had for
months been subject to attacks of heart
Coroner W. ?H. Taylor, who was sum?
moned by the hotel management as soon
as It was discovered, that Mr. Moore was
beyond medical aid,. made an examina?
tion of the body, and having ascertained
that death was due to natural causes, de,
clded that an inquest was unnecessary,
and turned tho body over to relatives)
Tho body was conveyed by Bennett t?
tho residence of J. H. Grant, at No. 1500
Park Avenue, whero it was prepared for
Mr. Mooro came to Ulta city every day,
his business being.hero, and returned in
the evonlng to his homo at Bon Air. Yes?
terday ho dined at the hotel with Mrs.
Charles Montague, of Bon Air. Aiter din?
ner Mr. Moore was feeling unwell, and
asked for arid was assigned to a room
in the hotel.
Dead When Physician Came.
Some time afterwards the hotel man?
agement was informed that the gentle?
man in No. 217 was very ill. probably
dying. A physician was hurriedly called
and employes of tho hotephastened to tho
room of the 111 man. Upon entering they
found tho body of Mr. Moore lying on
tho bed und almost wholly disrobed. Ufa
had Just bocome extinct, as tho exami?
nation made a moment later developed.^
Upon learning that Mr. Moore was dead.
Coroner Taylor was telephoned for and
responded quickly, making an examina?
tion of tho corpse, with the result already
announced?that death was duo to natural
Jnmos Blythe Moore was born In Penn?
sylvania sixty-two years ago, and was
, tho oldest son of Rev. T. Vernor Moore,
? who was for years pastor of the First
I Presbyterian Church, of this city. Tho
| mlnlstor removed to this city when tho
son was but a small boy.
Spent Boyhood Here.
His boyhood and youth were spent In
this city. Like thousands of Virginians.
Mr. Mooro at the ago of eighteen or
ninetetvt years of ago volunteered In the
service of tho Stato and of the Confed?
eracy, first entering tho artillery service
as a member of tho Richmond Howliaers,
In which branch of tho service ho was
engaged during much of tho war. Later
ho became a member of Mosby's com?
mand, and attained tho rank of lieu?
tenant, therein. Ho was a dashing and
efficient soldier. Mr. Moore beenmo a
member of tho Howitzer Association, and
was an enthusiastic Confederate veteran.
Foj; many years Mr. Mooro had been
the senior member of the firm of J. B.
Mooro & Son, flro lusuranco underwlrt
ors, at No. 1009 East Main Street, rep?
resenting several well known companies.
His was a familiar face on tho streets
of Richmond. He was active in the Con?
federato veteran organizations, esteemed
Horlnlly and was connected with the
'First Presbyterian Church, of this city.
As a business man he was uunlvorsally
The Surviving Family.
In his early manhood, Mr. Mooro was
married to Miss Margaret Adams La
throp. who died July 9, 100!, a year ago
lacking four days.
As stated, Mr. Mooro lived with his
children In ft beautiful suburban homo
nt Bon Air. His children nre Misses
Currlo P. mid Hermine DoV. Moore,
Messrs. J. B. Mooro. Jr., T. Verner Mooro
nini It. T. Moore. A brother, Rev. T. V.
Moine, named for his father, resides In
Minnesota, and a sister, Mrs, J. II. Hamil?
ton, Is u resident of St. Paul.
Tito funeral services will take place
from tho resldonco of Mr, Grant, No.
????) Park Avenue, on Friday morning at
10 o'clock. Bov. F. T. MoFaden, D. D.,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church,
iiillelntlng. The Interment will be mad?
In Hollywood Cemetery, this city.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
A8H13VILLE. N. C, July 6.-? large
number of lawyers nnd Jurists have gath?
ered at Luke Toxoway for the annual
convention of tho North Carolina Bar As?
snelatlon. which began this evening.
Among those who uro present are United
States Senators L, S. Overman and Sim?
mons, of North Carol ? ? a ? Chief Justice
J M. HU?. o? Arkansas; Chief Justice
Walter Clark, of North Carolina and
Congressman G. B. Patterson, of thia
filato. The untumi audrm will bo de?
livered by JuuUco HI". JudBo J- C.
Prlfhard, of the ITnlted Sta tee Circuit
Court ut AshevUle. will also be among
tho principal speakers, The meeting will
? I ' "
Lawn Party To-night.
The ladles of Immanuel Baptist Church
will givo a lawn party to-night at No,
ti07 Fast f^-lgh Street. Cream and re?r?-?*
Ijnunts will be ??mil.