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Has ?Nol l\Iadc Known His ?be
cisi?n As i,i Western Slate
YOUTH KILLED BY SAW
A Piece of, the Broken Metal
Strikes JJim (?n tin
(Special I o The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
PETBRBBURO, VA., February lt.~Dr.
?ft". F. Droivry, Hupcrlntemlent of the < ?en?
trai State Hospital her?', given no Intima?
tion as to his acccptanco or declination
or the Biip?i-lnt?nd?ncy of the Western
State Hospital nt Ktnunton. Dr. Drowry
does a great deal of work, but very little
talking, and when questioned to-day
about State Senator Wlcklmin's bill pro?
viding that the commissioner of State
hospitals.?hall be an cxperl alienist, had
little to say except thai the present com?
missioner, Colonel l>. XV. Lam-. Jr., was
a great friend of his.
I? Is understood that the receiil sale
of the Young Men's Christinn Association
bulhling to J. \y. Heward will stand, an?!
that Mr. Sowiird bas nol decided whether
be will remodel the upper floors of tho
building for a hotel or lor office?-'. The
first floor Is occupied by m vcr?l store?.
iitt(. France, seventeen years old, was
Instantly klll'il :?( Swift ??reek, In CIh-s
terflcld coutil/, a few days "g" by the
breaking of a circular saw. a piece of
?i,. metal ?trtklng him in the neck.
The Kiaiices Island Iliiudolph Chapter.
Daughters of the Ahicrieiih R?volution,
gave, a beautiful valentine party a? tie
A. P. Hill ??amp ball this a ft?l n"on. Tho
chapter I? a" o?rncsl wojker for the
fillid now being raised by the Virginia
chapters to er?-? t n Virginia colUmil In
Continental Mall Ut Washington.
Bishop Joseph i:. Cheahlre. ?if North
Carolina, preached <?t ?ira?-?: Kplscopal
.Church this evening.
Tucker Baffin, the negro arrested In
Philadelphia n f'?w /jays ago it shootfcig
nii'l robbing VVafron Brown. i-ostmnnter
??nil merchant at Hebron, In Dlnwlddie
coimty, ?vas brought back from Philadel?
phia last night, ami ?III t.o held In Jail
hero ?111111 the Dlnwlddie authorities take
?him for trial. Uufflti denies Hi" charge,
und says that lie was not In Dlnwlddie at
the time of the crime.
TRACE OF THURMAN.
The Tidewater Railroad Buys
Sixty-Six Acres for a Yard,
especial t.? The Times-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK, V.\.. February M.?Tel?*
graphic advices receive?! by Chief of Po?
ll?- Honsh from Louisville. Ky.. say that
?i ???man In tiiat city whose name and
ii.I?!r.:ss Is given, but whirl? are witli
beld. bas received a letter from Allegan,
.Mich.. ,,n?l that ti,?- authorities <?f Al?
legan, might aid the N??rf.,lk authorities
in efipturtng Leo <\ Thursman, murderer
m W.liter I?. Dolscn. Chief Boush. who
- Ill ;n bed at hi.? home <?u Duke Street.
directed that q fulljkgcriptlon of jrhu??is.
man be telegrapTITil To lb? chief of rio-:
Inn at .Allegan .-jn?l' /that tho latter n>e
requested to arrest Tluirrnaii on sight.
This telegram was sent, together wltn
lin.? statement that a reward of ?100 Is
Is offered for tli?_- capture of the fugitive.
Allegan is Hi?; county sent of Allegun
county, Michigan. It is n?.-ar the east
inore of Lake Michigan, midway be?
tween ??rand Rapids and KalamazoO.
Sixteen acres of land on the Prospect
farm. Norfolk county, has been pur?
chase,! fur the Tidewater Railroad. The
prie?; paid Ih $K?.i nn acre. This purchase
Is in addition to the right of the way from
Bower's Hill to the Southern Branch, and
fifty acres of lurnl fiorn the. Portsmouth
Company for ?<o,0<i0. which makes
* total of sixty-six acres, coating J10C.OT).
rids purchase shows what l? contemplat?
ed by the railway for a terminal switch?
ing yard and repair shops.
LARGE BARN BURNS.
Young Lady and Little Boy Save
(Special to ThcTlnies-Dlspali'li.)
WARSAW. VA;. February ?.?Pire of
unknown origin destroyed the large barn
of Mr. W. E. Haulaway, near White
Mr. Mathuwny's (laughter and her lit?
tle nephew saved several horses.
i,oss about two thousand, four hundred
dollars. Mr. Hathaway Is in Richmond.
It l.s not known if there is any Insur?
Caroline Democratic Committee.
?Special to The Tltlies-Plspatoli )
m:i-;dkiuck-kbi;bi;, va., February
II.?The County Democratic-Committee
of Caroline county has reorganized^ D.
B. Powers, Jr., tho county's representa?
tivo In the House of Delegates, declined
re-election as .chairman and Mr. C. B.
Con way was chosen to succeed him. Mr.
J. It. Washington was elected secretary.
Messrs. James Swnnn and Lliulsey Cole
man were nddctl as new members ?md tho
remaining old members were re-elected.
fSpeclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
"WINCHESTER, VA.. February 1-i.?
After attending to various iiousoliold
duties this morning Miss Bessie Mav
Swartz left tho home of her father.
George XV. Swartz. near \V-lncn.4Kter, met
young Louis Gruber tin the roadway and
drove to the groom's honro at Bed Hut?,
where they were married bv l.ov. S. D.
Skelton, of tho United Brent? church.
The bride Is vo?-y pretty and her pa?
rents objected to her being married.
Letter to J. L. Livingston,
Dear Sir: You buy your horseshoes and
nails; your gi-andfuthur, If ho was a black?
smith; made ''em. You can't afford to
hammer them out by hand, whon you can
buy as gooil, or better perhaps, ruadymuda'
to your hand, for a llttlo moi-o than tho'
cost of the Iron,
What do you think of a painter who
goes on buying his linseed oil and white
lend, and mixing, and tinting by hun.d,
and chai-glng his timo for work that Is far
bettor-done, than ho can do" It, dono by
nuvchlnery, done ?is your horsoBhoes and
nails a?-? made.
Mistake Isn't It?
He Is wasting his chance In the wo?-lil,
Thei-o Is no botter stuff to ?h) ?business
with than good.horseshoes und paint; und
no botter work than putting them onS
flood horseshoes w'till put on: It's tho put.
ting 'om on that makos you a blacksmith:
no matter who makes 'om.
Who wants to go back to old times, ?uul
make his own hnrsoHhocs?
Between us two, that jmluler don't
know Mow lo iniiko good palnt?lm used
to; but pnlui l?ns:'rim away, from hlni.. '
in v \v m.jvoK ?y ?:??..
P. ft.-?Harris' Hardware Co. sell' our
pjilriU .... C -
Thin Skin Formed Over Body and
Under it Was Watery Blood
When Washed it Would Burst
and Break-Suffered'for Weeks
Now Sound and Well?
CURED IN ONE WEEK BY
"When my littlo girl baby was ono
week old ?lio had a ?kin disease. A
thin ?kin formed over her body and
under it was watery blood, and when
she was washed it would burst and
brenk. She wo? in that condition for
weeks, nnd I tried everything I could
think of, but nothing diu her any good.
When she wns three month? old I took
her to San Antonio to see a doctor, but
the donton-wc wanted to sec was not
at home, ?o my sinter gave me a coke of
Cuticura Soap and half a box of Cu'ti
cura Ointment, and told me to use
them, which I did in time. I used
them three times, and the humor bogan
to fade, and in one week she was sound
and well, nnd it has never returned
since. I think every mothershotild keep
the Cuticura Remedies in the house.
Yours truly, Mrs. H. Aaron, Benton,
Texas, July 3, 1905."
"I have used the Cuticura Remedios
for some years past. The Cuticura
Soap we arc never without, and tho
Ointment i? the finest in I lie world.
It has done wonders in curing my little
girl of weeping eczema. Respectfully,
Mr?. J. E. Mersdnrff. .'HO VV. 3rd St.,
Madison, Ind., .lune 27, 190j." ?
SLEEP FOR BABIES
Rest for inothc:r*?, instant, relief nnd
refreshing sleep for skin-tortured
babies, in warm baths with Cuticura
Soap and gentle anointings with Cuti?,
cura Ointment, ibe great Skin Cure,
and purest of emollients.
Fold throorl.oot th. worlfl. Cntlfurm Soup. 2V? Olnt
m?n!, ?V)r_ iWlTfii?. .V*. ilrf,;rr.,ol Llieu*o!>teCnUe4
n:i?, He. p?r ,lil of C--?.?. livrr Drug & Chan. Corn,
tin: Pr*?p?.. n-.?oij. Mstf. "
?J- M?lU4 i'r?, " Uoir to Cu? tot ti.? Skin."
(Special to The TlmcS-Dlapdtcb.)
i Danville, va., February h.-a new
telephone company ims been formed in
Plttsylvanla county with J. E. C.ili-s. a
prominent farmer, a? president. The line
will run from Vance via. Bachelor'? Hall
EUREKA, MILLS. VA.?Rev. Mr. .Me
Nair. ?jr Maryland, has accepted tin- call
i?, tli<- pastorate <?f the Presbyterian
i churches at Charlotte Courthouse and
Drake'? Branch, lie- will take- charge
about the middle ??f March. Extensive
I Improve men! s ha?. ? ?? und. upon tin?
Presbyterian parsonage a? tri? courthouse
?n anticipation o! ins i-onAhiLtfllM j i i i
MICH ERR IN. \ A.--TI,.- .?.iiiJV|.?^jslt-j>
atlon m b'ith Luncnburg an?! Prince Ed?
ward counties is well under ?-ontrol. No
new c-asi's have been reported within the
past tow weeks anil those having it are
NOKFODK, VA.?William D. Simmons
to-day entered suit in the Cmirt of Law
and Chancery against Mrs. Kate; Jone'?,
wife of Joseph Jones, of P.snk street,
claiming: fl.COO for alleged slander and
defamation of character. Tho bill in the
cuschas not been filed. John O. Tllton
is counsel for the plaintiff.
PETERSBURG, VA.?Tlie- congregation
of Park View Christian eiuircli will Boon
erect a new ?-lmrc-li on Washington street
at a cost of about *4,0<?0.
ROANOKE, VA.?J. W. Cherry, of Nor?
folk, the Incohonce of the Red Men, was
given a grand time to-night. After a re?
ception at the wigwam, whore Mayor Joel
II, Cutchln delivered an :ulilr?-ss of wel
conie, which was responded to by Mr.
Cherry, all repaired to the assembly hall,
where nn elegant banquet was served.
(Special tei The Times-Dispatch.)
CARTERSVILLK. VA.. P-bruary 14.?
A marriage Unit catne as a gn'at surprise
lo their friends was that of Miss Minnie
Swann, of Powhntan, to Mr. Peartn Eel
ward Duncan, of Cumberland, at the
Methodist parsonage*, In Cartorsville. to?
day. The bride, who is exceedingly
pretty, won? n suit of pearl gray, with
hat and gloves to match. The groom
i wore the conventional black.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
.1. M. Rowland. Among those present
were Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Trice, Miss
Elsie Swann, Mr. Swann and Mr. l'ollin
Immediately after the ceremony the
couple l?-ft for the home of the bride's
father. Mr. Richard Swann, in Powhn?
tan, when? they will reside.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA.. February 14.?John
Russell Seemer and Miss Indio Hodges
E tho ridge wore married at the Memorial
Methodist Church, in Berkley, to-day, by
Rev. W. Ashm-y Christian, of Petersburg,
anil left here to-night for Florida on the
wedding journey. The maid of honor
was Miss Rosa Etheridge, with Mr. Car?
roll Foster as best man. The brides?
maids were "Misses Mary Rogers, Louise
James. Estelle. James, Ret tie Roruin.
Sophie "William?, Gertrude Hodges, and
the. ushers Russell S. Poster, ~W. E.
Thompson, W. G. nnd P. M. Prltchard,
D. W. Llndsey anil W. W. Cox.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch'.)
FREDERICKSBURG, VA? February 11.
Henry B., Beaaeley. of Caroline county,
and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Payne, of this
city, wero married hero to-day at tho
residence of Rev. R. A. Williams, who
(Special to The Tlmes-Dl?riatch.)
LURAY, VA., February 14.?Mr. James
H. Webster, a prominent fnrinor and
lumber dealer of Springfield district, this
county, and Mrs. Daisy Dovol, daughter
of Mr. Andrew J. Alger, of RUeyvllle,
wero married in Luruy to-day at the
home of tho officiating minister, Elder
John R. Dnlley, of the Primitive Baptist
(Special to The TlmeB-Dlspatoh.)
ROANOKE, VA., February 14? W. TI.
Hamilton, a well-known Insurance man
of Clifton Forge, and Miss D-.iura E.
Trener. the young daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Trener, of Naco, were married
last night at the parsonage of tho Church
of Christ in this city, Rev. "W. G. John
(Sooclnl to The Thiioa-Ol?-Mitch.)
Norfolk, va., February H?Alfonso
l.esllo Klne, aged 26. and Mias Ethel Fllli
ley Cnrtwrlght, 21,. of Norfolk, were niar
rie-d to-dny at tho resilience? of Rev. A,
P. Ry??r, by Prcsirllng l?*|i|,'i*'Hall, of Ellz
,'ibeth City, N. c. oh the sanif train wero
Thomas Leonard Sharp, of Norfolk, unit
Miss Alary l.runrn. llobh?. ?if Lumlicil's
Point, who wore married bv Rev. P. B.
i!. Davis, at his residence, Boih couple?
l'oturncti to Norfolk,
SUICIDE OF YOUNG
LADY IN GII(PARK
Miss Lottie Matthews I'otin'cl
Dead With Empty Pistol By
FROM HOME ALL NIGHT!
Mystery \botit the Cause, But is
Generally Accepted As
(Sp?cial to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
LYNCHB?RO, va.. February 11. -
The dead body of Miss Lottie ?Matthews,
the clgh I ?'?-u-year-old daughter Of \V.
I':,ink Matthews, president of the Lynch?
burg fJrOcery Company, and a well
known citizen, was found curly this
morning In Rlvermonl Park, three miles
from the clty? with a wound In Hie light,
temple, which had been cuiiseil by a
thlrty-tWO calibro revolver. Tho pistol
which she purchased ai a local store
yesterday afternoon; was found ?it her
sido wlili all five cartridges fired? The
young lady was discovered by her sister,
who. with two friends, wer?! scuroli
Ing for her, she having been missing
,om h?-r home since late yesterday af
:? innon an?! they were the first to dls
0 .'??!? Ii?r. In n deep ravine In a romoto
P?.f the pork.
Dr. Davis, the county cororner, vlow
cd the remains and summoned a jury of
liifinest. and the Jury which was In ses?
sion for four hours, adjournr-d at a
late hour, until 9 o'clock to-morrow
Case of Suicide.
There ce? ins to be n<> doubt but that
the case i- a suicide, but no cvidenco
has been adduced yet to show tho cause
Kin- had stated, It was testified, that
? in- Intended killing herself. The young
lady ?vas ?i strikingly handsome girl,
and (vus popular with a large drei?; of
The (llsciivvry of the remains caused
a sensation in the city. There are several
? ?iiiiiTinianc-s that look as though tho
?? ule I- nol one Of suicide, and lb?' corner
expects in )?,,ld an autopsy late to-night
for more light.
Tho Incident has caused the wildest
kind of rumors and speculations <?n the
street from the first report of the find?
ing of the body, but nothing has develop?
ed up to a late hour to-night. Huit will
admit of any other conclusion but that |
Hi?- whole affair has the appearance- of j
a well planned suicide; on?.- in which
th< plans were?carried out apparently as
piteaded by the young lady.
A Love Affair.
Une of the rumors that Is generally
accepted is that the young lady was in
love ivilli a gentleman whom neighbors of
the family objected to.
IFron? Hi" b?'St Information obtainable,
It Is said she left home yesterday about
tin. o'clock. About four she purchased
th?- revolver at a Main Street hardware
store, asking the, clerk for a pistol that
could In- used easily. When this was
found this morning nil five of the shells
? ?T.a<l leen exploded, this giving rise ?0
; suspicion, of foul play- It IS h?.-li-.'.-.i,
however, that she fli-ed the first shot.- to
test the weapon, and turned ?he last
to her temple.
Some of those early on the scene de?
clare there were evidence of a scurfle,
but this correspondent, along with Dr.
iDavis, the county coroner, could seo
nothing out of the ordinary.
Dr. Davis believes the skull is fractured
in the region of the wound, but attri?
butes this probably to the effect of the
Hen hands wen; badly ?blackened in?
side as if ?llscolored by grasping a solid
club or the like, but this was probably
caused by her deaf.? struggle on the
ground, which had tint lately been burned
over by fire.
The family of the young lady is pros?
trated by the tragedy and strong efforts
have been made to keep the matter from
the local papers, and It Is very hard to
secure any real facts other that? much
of the. speculation that has been brought
out at the inriuest.
It Is umlerstood that several of tho
jurors hold to the murder theory, but'
that Commonwealth's Attorney W. M.
Murrell thinks it a plain case of suicide.
At any rate a most searching investi?
gation Is 'being made and more facts
may be brought out to-morrow.
Judge Hundley Comes From
Farmville By Way of Richmond.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
BUCKINGHAM COURTHOUSE, VA.,
February 14.?Congressman Flood secured
a continuance In tho Circuit Court hero
yesterday for his negro client, Tom Par?
sons, charged with muido?-.
Judge Hundley said if the man wanted
to lie in jail for two months he did not
know of any objection. This Is a mur?
der charge -which seems a very plain case,
and to get a continuance may be just
adding so nrueli to the Ufo of tho accused.
The time was fixed for tho hearing of ?i
number of. civil cases during tills week.
Judge Hundley carao from Farmville hero
'by way of Richmond, as the Farmvlllo
roads iire almost Impassable.
Several good horses have been killed
or ruined by pulling loads of tobacco to
There was a largo attendance on the
first day of tho court hero and much
business was transacted. Money was
hern in plenty, every one was dressed
well and the crowd was orderly and no?
body drunk. Good horses were in demand
and found ready purchasers. The price
of land has advanced very percepUibly.
A number of Ice-houses were filled on
tho last freeze, some enterprising citizens
hauling five and six miles.
i , . i
BLIND MAN ACQUITTED.
A Conviction Means a Life Sen?
tence for Chas. E. Bowen.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CHESTERFIELD. VA.. February U.~
In tho Circuit Court to-day the Jury ac?
quitted Mr. Walter Harris, tried for cut?
ting Policeman Watts, of Oak Grove, and
resisting arrest.. The ?iccused^ being, an
elderly man and blind, sympathy proba?
bly had weight with tho jury, as tho
policeman's uniform had several ugly cuts
In It, and he recolved a slight cut near a
vital .spot on tho nock. The cutting was
dono October'30th, when Mr. HarrtB was
being arrested for supposed cruelty to his
Charles E. Bowon will bo tried on Fri?
day for highway robbery. A conviction In
his caso will mean a life sentence, if he
Is sentenced' to the ponitnntlary, ns he
has already served two terms there.
$3.50?NORFOLK AND RETURN?$3.50.
CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO RAILWAY.
Y. M. ('. A. Convention, Norfolk Va.
?Special rate, via C. &. O?, KlehtiKind to
Norfolk and return-, . $3.60; tickets sold
I February i?tl? nnd 16th; final limit 'Feu-'
ruary ??ou?. Two taut Ualiis.
Wo will sell this week another full
?I/?-* rprlghi Piano, lip-do-dato In every
Particular, guaranteed for the above
price, nur entire stock ?if Piano?, Or?
gans. Small. Instruments, Sh.-et Mu?lc at
? liberal discount preparatory to moving
Into our permitiie-nt ?iiietieiH.
23 WEST BROAD.
'Phone 1036. 'Phone 1036.
FALL OFTyGUNG WlfiN
WHO IS HELD FOR THEFT
Burglar Alarm in Employer's Of?
fice Causes His De?
(Special to The Thries-Dispatch.)
I.V.XCHRURG. VA., Fubruary 14.
( lelanii E. Turpln, who has been a
resident of Lynchburg for a number of
years, and who wns formerly employed
In the* ofllee of Ingrain & Co., Insurance
o gents, Wim arrested early tills morning
or. the.? charge of house-breaking and lar?
ceny. It Is alleged that ho was funnel
In the office of the company early this
morning by two young men, who wero
awakened In mi adjoining building by
?i burglar alarm. The police were! m?ti?
ffed and the arrest followed. It was
?vident that th? entrance t?, tho office
wan effected by unlocking the eiemr. Tho
firm has been losing considerable money
in tho past few months and marked
ni'iney was placed in the office.
When Turpln'*?. office was searched be?
fore it was loc-keel up. It Is claimed by
th" police, that this was located.
An effort lias l*ecn made to settle the
matter out of the courts, but the pre?
liminary hearing will be helel in the
Police Court tomorrow or Friday morn
lug. Turpln come? of a widely known
family in Amherst county.
So. Greenstein, His Assistant
Romancer, Still in Jail Here.
(Special to The Time.-- Dispatch, i
NORFOLK, VA.. February ll.-1'ersry
Abraham was released from the Ports?
mouth Jail to-day. He was sent there for
contempt of court in Nove-mbor for a
romance he told before Judge? K. Waddill
in the United States Court In November.
Ib- was testifying as ? bankrupt where
the money went for which he had sob!
fD.ono worth eif merchandise from the
?tore, r?.ntlv opened by him in Ports
mouth. Ho admitted bavins and telling
the nierebanilise?. ),ut said that he had
got into a game* of poker-; in New Yeirk
and lost $3,G0Q and several weeks after?
ward he bad lost. *"*.;"?'? In the sain?* place
with Sol. Grt-enstein. now in Jail at Rie-Ii
moiid for perjury in tin* same? ease. Judge
Waddill declared the story Incredible and
sent Abraham to jail for contempt.
To-day his attorneys paid *?!,;Ml into
court, which the creditors agreed to ac?
cept, and Judge? Waddill directed the re?
lease of the prisoner1. It is the llrst
case of the kind In the court here and
there was a great ?leal of Interest In the
termination of It, because of the remark?
able stories the two men told.
SoL Greenstein came here as a witness
for his friend Abraham anil was himself
sent to jail. He escaped during a fire
which threatened the Jail here and dur?
ing which the prisoners were removed,
but was arrested In Richmond and Is in
Jail there, charged with perjury.
Down on Bulldogs.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.i
DANVILLE, VA., February 14.-Dogs
was the chief topic of discussion at a
lengthy meeting of Common Council of
Danville lust night. A comprehensive
dog ordinance was adopted, which pro?
vides for the placing of muzzles on all
bulldogs or canines with bulldog blood.
I that run at large on tho streets. The
1 ordinance further provides for a pounTl,
. hi which to place all dogs that do not
have on tlmir neeks lags showing tbat
the taxes have been paid. The ordinance
adopted by the Board of Aldermen to
place a !25 tax on bulldogs, curs or mon?
grels was defeated bv the Common Coun?
iSpeelal to,The Times-Dispatch.)
.UfcmtSltltlX,' VA., iM-hruary 14.?'flic
contractors for the Tidewater Railway
arrived yesterday and are getting things
In shape to commence work at once.
Several cars of machinery have arrived
at ICeyavlllo and will bo transferred here
and put in service next week. Numerous
houses to accommodate the working
force ?will go up In the next few weeks.
Messrs. Rlgsbno and Cloud will opon up
headquarter? at this place. Tholr force
will be large enough to commenco work
all over their portion of tho contract,
which Is twenty-two miles.
Head Ground Off By Train.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., February 11.?Oliver
Ross, colored. 2S years old, wn? Instantly
killed last ?night on the Norfolk and
Western pier at Lambert s Point. Ho
was a bnikeman in tho employ of the
road and was standing on a car plat?
form. Losing his balance, ho fell be?
neath tho wheels. His head was crush?
ed, ono log was severed, and he was
otherwise mutilated. Ross lost all his
possessions in. tho recent lire on the Bow
den's Ferry Road. He leaves a wife and
two children, who are destitute. He was
burled this afternoon In the colored cem?
Bay Shore Sale.
(Special to Tho Tlmos-Dlspnteh.)
NORFOLK. VA.. February 14.?The de?
cree of court entered by Federal Judge
Waddill In the purchase by Smith & Co..
of Philadelphia, of Buy Chore collateral
debts to tho amount of $109,090.50, was pub?
lished to-day. Smith & Co., aro prospec?
tive purchasers of the- Bay Shoro. They
say they want the receivers' debts paid
dollar for dollar with Interest, and havo
In addition to paying the $100,000 collat?
eral indebtodness. paid over $100,000 lu
the acciulaltlon of Bay Shore investment
bond? and tho paying off of other debts
ullowed by tho court, all of which go
to their crodlt when the road is put
up at auction. The value of the road
Is stated at ?W.'iCO.OOO and the lowest bid
imiHt bo for $*!S>,000 to cover debts, after
which ?1500,000, In bonds, must be ueauir
Second McGuffin Trial.
. CLIFTON FORGE, VA.. February 14.?
The Hocoiul McGuffin (rial at. Coving ton
Is proceeding ?lowly. " will be I lie eml
Iof the week before a vnrdle-t. I? penohoii.
The examination of witnesses closed to?
day, and nifcuuient in ths case will begin
Declares tin.' ?Comiui.ssiiiii.Ts o?
Revenue Have the News?
CAUSED COLONISTS TO REBEL
Judges Have No Business Being
Drawn Into Politics an?li lull
Sliould Bt? Defeated.
(.Special to The Tlmes-Dls-palcll.)
Norfolk, VA., February 1l.-.ludge
Allan It. Ilanckel. of the Corporation
Court, to-day condemned the proposition
of the Legislatur?! for the appoPitnicnt of
the commissioners of revenue by the
courts, and scored the newspapers for not
exposing the mensure, lie suM:
"The commissioners of the revenue
seemed t?j have the newspapers sealed
on the subject. If then? Is any one offi?
cial who should be elioHcn by the people.
It Is the commissioner of revenue, whoso
assessment of ?axes affects every man,
woman anil child who owns anything.
Ills powers are far-rencblng. and their
extent can hardly bo conceived by a lay?
"This question of taxation Is the very
thing thut caused the colonlstR to rebel
against 'Jreat Britain, and which re?
sulted in the Revolutionary War. This
thing yf taking the election of commis?
sioners of the revenue from the people
is a most serious proposition, and, In my
"The bill should be defeated withotil
?plestlon. The courts have no hitslness
being drawn into politics, and this office
above all others, is one that the people
Another lot nf fifty-one men werodroppeil
from the navy yiir?! to-day on account of
the deficiency older of Secretary Bona?
parte. This Increases tho number to
SENATOa NOEL SLATED
FOR J. E. B. STUART'S JOB
(Special lo Th.- Tim?'.1 >l.-.;,nti-h.)
j NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. February 11
A member of the advisory committee a
pointed to advise the administration
regard to Federal apjmlntmonts -In tl
district, ?aid to-day that Collector of Cll
toms J. E. B. Stuart would not he i
appointed, and that his appointment
the present Instance would not he ,-?i
firmed. The commltteeman in ?piestl
said that Htnto Senator Noel probal
would lie given tho post.
TRIAL OF SAMUEL.
Defense Declares It a Damnable
(Special to The Tlmcs-Dlap?tch.l
GREENSBORO. X. c.. February II.?
In the Samuel trial in the Federal Court
to-day arguments wen; made to the Jury
by Judg?- XV. I', rtynum and Governor
Aycock. in behalf ?>f ?lie defendant, and
by Assistant District Attorney Price for
the government. Judge Bynum In his
argument declared ?he prosecution was
political, and on this line said: "This is
the outcome of an Infernal political row
in Wllkcs county?somtithing that seems
to actuate many Hepublicans In thla
State, who, In their Infernal lust for office,
turn ?lemons In their efforts to damn and
blacken good men's Characters. Here you
und the hottest contest all over Wllkcs
county In the primaries between Llnny
and Blackburn, for the nomination to
Congress In tho convention Blackburn
triumphed, and Immediately began the
unparalleled, systcrmitie vituperation of
this man Samuel, one of Blackburn's
strongest supporters, by Linny's support?
ers, which never stopped when It reached
the portals of this court. It was also a
tight of old ex-rcvonuo officer?; who were
out against revenue officers who wero In.
Following the lead of higher officials,
these revenue outs depended on getting
office again by sluntlerlng those that were
in. Look at It! Here Is the United States
District Attorney Ho]ton. His name has
been sent In for ??enppolatment, ?mil here
we see charges filed against him and
efforts made to blacken his character. It
Is the most relentless. Inhuman, damnable
state of affairs that ?-ver existed or were
permitted In any civilized country. Just
let ?i man have the capacity to seek or
to properly fill a position, and here flop
down a. black brood.of scavenger harpies
and tear his heart out.
Hero Is Samuel. They all say. and the
prosecution in Its opening argument ad?
mitted, that he was one of the best men
and best officers the government over hail.
and all witnesses say he bore nn irre?
proachable name as an officer ?ind citizen
until the Blackburn and l.lnny row start?
ed, and since that time every means
known to modern detective ingenuity
have been brought Into play to show that
this man bad suddenly become corrupt,
after a long life of honorable conduct."
Governor Aycock made a notable speech
this afternoon for the defendant, declaring
he believed him to bo a more efficient,
honest and faithful officer than those rep?
esen tatlves of the Department of Justice
who were prosecuting him.
Solicitor-General Hayes will present
the government's case to-morrow.
Mrs. Halstead Doing Well.
Mrs. John R. Halstead, who was ope?
rated upon at Hie Virginia Hospital on
the. 5th instant for appendicitis, Is mend?
ing very rapidly and her completo re?
covery In a sfi?rt whilo is expected.
While food pleases the
tt te, LU MS DEN'S
sterling silver and cut
glass pleases the eye and
^Our cut glass bowl at
it, a wonder. 1 \
731 St Main.
m .i ?.?..?.?.?_?"" ?r
ed Tag Sale.
Our Annual Clearing Sale Began
Monday, Feb. I2thu
600 Pieces of Furniture
Aggregating $25,000 in Value,
Bed Room, Dining' Room,
Parlor, Library Suits,
Chairs, Rockers, Couches.
25 to 50 Per Cent.
It is a Great Opportunity for
Odd Pieces in great variety are red tagged.
In Pictures?many are cut in half.
100 Christy Pictures, nicely framed, 99c. One
to a customer.
Refrigerators to make way for new car.
6 Choice Druggets, all Lace Curtains and Dra?
peries red tagged.
Come at once; it will be worth your railroad
Sydnor ? Hundley,
Leaders in Furniture,
709-711-713 East Broad Street. - - - Richmond, Va.
The ladies are invited to inspect our Flat
showing Parlor, Library, Dining-Room and Bed
Contractors Property Owners
OPPOSE SWIFT BILL
jThey See in It a Big Stick to
Beat Their Associ?
? (.Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
BUREICiV MILLS, VA.. February H.
Coples of a bill introduced in the Legls
I latino on the Stti instant by Delegate
I Gmi.vi?l? t?, twin, of Frede'rlcksbiirg,
ihavri been received by several members
of the Tnlji?c(\. Growers' Association in
this county. Tins bill is being comment?
?K mi freely by all classe?, but especial?
ly by tho farmers. The unanimous ver?
dict of those Interviewed by your cor*
?ospondent, among whom were tobacco
buyers, warehousemen, merchants,
preachers, farmers and business men geri
orally, is that the bill is aimed directly
at the Tobacco Growbrsj Association, and
that if It should bo unacted into law,
will sound the death-knell of the asso- '
elation, as It prohibits combination for
prlce-nuiking, regulation of production,
and Is anti-compact In its general scope.
The farmers are writing to their repre?
sentatives In tho Leglslatui'o to defeat
this bill. At the association's meetings
to bo held in LynohDurg, Furmvillo and
Charlotte Courthouse on the l?th, IRth, 17th
and 19th, uction will bu taken In regard
to this ?natter.
Duncan Asks An Injunction
Against a Cotton Mill.
(Special to The Tlnies-Dlspatch.)
DL'BIIAM, N. Ci February 11.? The city
1 of Durham l-as Issued an injunction
1 against tho ISno Cotton Mills, of t-lllls
boro, for draining dye. and other ro
i fused matter Into Kim River, from which
' Durham gots her water supply. Tho
city was represented by Messrs. R. It.
Boon?', F. L. Fuller and Jones and Ful?
ler, and tho 15 no Cotton Mill by M.i.1.
I W. A. Graham. Frank Nnsh anil S. M.
! Gattls. A number of qfllUavIta were pre?
? seated by both the plaintiff and defendant
and the caso argued ?uid placed in the
i hands of Judge Ferguson, No decision
has yet bee?? reached.
Lost Lightship Not Sighted.
(By Associated I'lOSS.)
WILMINGTON, N. C. Fol'run r> 11._
The United States revenue cutter, Semi?
n?lo and the slcninor Conipioii came in
to-night from ft, fruitless search all day
for the Frying Pun Shouts lightship,
which was torn uiirif? [rortl bur moorings
in Monday night's storm. Tho S.-ininola
went In 'Hie lightship station, but sin?
was nowhere In slglii. Tho Semin?le ceno
up from Charleston aiui ?he pompton
went out I'roiii f-loiithpoil ?his morning,
The buoy, tender Wistaria Is also but It?
suitcl? of the llsutaliin iiuui CiMilcalm?.
To See Right
Is ?\*>>ryb<*kly'B natural ??atr?*.
Those ne?<lhnr the ai?S of
Spectacle?* or Byeglaaaea ?*rtll
find our expert sarvloas at
their dlaposal, and the r?***.ilt
will ba comfort, vood haalth
and k'.'cm! eyealght.
Preacrlptlcm work 1? our
?paclnjty, with complete
manufacturing; plant an th?
Wa are alno hea?di?-iiartej-*a
Photo Supplies. Developing
and Printing. Mall orders
reoetve prompt attention.
The S. Galeski Optical Co.
Cor. Eighth and Main 8ta.,
109 E. Broad St.
The Model Barber Shop
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The Confederate Museum
TWWI.FTH AND C'LAT STRKKTfl,
Open dallv ironi a A. M. -o ? \\ NL
AUmlr-jiuii, 3C u'uu. i'r.'w oa HttUHUJ!,