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SOUGHT MONEY FROM RHEA
TO ASSIST JUDGE MANN
Witness in Local Option Contests Tells of Seeking Funds
With Which to Pay Poll Taxes of
Mann Supporters. :
[Speclal to Tho Tlmes-'Dlipfllch,]
BRISTOL, VA., July 28.?The taklng
of deposltions in the local option con?
test case ln Brlstol was begun to
day. Tho day was taken up In record
ing tlie deposltions of 8. J. Corneit,
a maglstrate, and Lihdsny Buntlng,
secretary ot tho Buslness Men's
League, whlch wns org*anl?ed to
Influence tho electlon ln favor of sa?
Mr. Cbrnett testlfled to havlng wlt
nessed activity on the part of men In
sympathy wlth the cause of saloons ln
qualffylng persons to vote. Ho ob?
served the frequentlng 0f Mr. Bunt
"Ing's offlce by these peoplo, and In
ferred they were going there to re
cefve money, since Buntlng was sup
posd to be handltng tho funds of the
Mr. Comettj admltted that Ihe hlm?
self had sought money, from Judge
Wllllani P. Rhea, of the Vlrglnia Cor?
poratlon Commlsslon, far use In pay?
lng poll taxes in the interest of Judge
Mann for Governor.
Buntlng was on the stand all the af?
ternoon. He admltted that as secro?
tary of tho "wets" organization. -he
handled a part of tho tunds. Under
advice of counsel, ho clalmed hls
prlvllcge not to answer mnny ques?
tions He would 'not glve the names
of other men composlng the Buslness
Men's League, decllned to show hls
fcank account as evidence of how the
"wets" funds wero spent, and refused
to say how the money was spent aslde
from that portion spent for printing.
He denied havlng pald poll taxes for
anybody besides hlmself %He decllned
Remains of Former Mistress of
White House Are Laid Away
[Speclal to The Tlmei-Dlipa'ch.]
? WINCHESTER, VA.. July 28.?-The
remalns of Mrs. Bettle Taylor Dand?
rldge, the last member of tho famlly of
her father, President Zachary Taylor,
who dled at her home on North Brad
dock Street. last Sunday aftarnoon. fol?
lowing a brlef Illness, were lald t**>
rest shortly after noon to-day in the
.amily lot In Mount Hebron Cemetery.
Funeral servlces were held at 11 o'clock
ln the hlstorlc old Christ Protestant
Eplscopal Church, of whlch she had
been a comrnunlcant for many years,
and consisted of the regular burlal
service wlth no devlations, portlons of
lt being chanted by the vested cholr.
Praye'rs and scrlpture leasons were
read by the rector. Rev. Willlam D.
The church was thronged wlth men
nnd women of promlnence. many of
whom came from dlstant sectlons of
Vlrglnia and other States to pay their
trlbutes of respect to the former mis?
tress of the Whlte House. At the con?
cluslon of the servlces at the church
the remalns of Mrs. Dandrldge were,
taken to Mount Hebron Cemetery ani
lntorred. Many Ueautlful floral em
blcms were sent for the casket. and
were stacked hlgh on and about tbe
grave. The pall-bearers were Dr. Wll?
llam P. McGulre. John W. Rice. H. D.
Fuller. Dr. Wllllam E. Love. Major
Holmcs Conrad. Major Eugene W.
Baylor, Major Robert W. Hunter and
Bhlrley Carter, all of Winchester; John
E. Boyd, of Martlnsburg, W. Va., and
J. P. Dandrldge, of The Bower, Jeffer
?on county, W. Va.
One of the pall-bearers, John E. Boya,
of MartlnBburg, W. Va., lt was learned
to-dav. owes hls Ufe to tho late Mrs.
Dandrldge. Durlng the Clvil War she
was a strong Southern sympathlzer,
and was a frlend of many soldiers In
the Confederate army. While General
Phll Sherldan and hls troopstwere en
camped ln thls clty^John Boyd. a Con?
federate soldler, "started to vlslt hls
home, at .the Lefever place. near
Bunker Hill. Berkeley county. W. Va.
and when it became knowji that he was
here* and hls presence betrayed by ser
vants, he was arrested, Imprlsoned and
condemned to die. From the wlndow
of.his lonely cell he could see work?
men erectlng his scaffold and ,others
maklng hls coffln. Efforts made by
frlends to save him were futile, and
Mrs. Dandrldge, upon learning qf hls
pllght, went ln person to General
Sherldan and Interceded for him, with
the result that his death sentence was
changed to that. of imprlsonment and
later he was, exchanged and returned
' to-ttie Conflfederate army.
HELD FOR GRVA*VD Jl'HV
FOR BBEAKIXG 'INTO STORE.
'? ' * ' , >
'?' \ J[Speclal to The TImea-Dlspatch.]
LYNCHBURG, VA., July 28.?R. C
Maddox, who was arrested several days
ago charged wlth breaklng Into the
store-house of John ,T. McKlnney,. ln
Campbell county, was glven a pre
llmlnary hoaring before Justice For?
tune this morning and held for the ac
-Uon of the grand Jury.
Maddox was also trled on the charge
>f steallng brass fronV machlnery on
the farm of Mr. McKlnney'and he was
tlned f 20 and costs on thls charge. He
was later.balled ln the sum'of "1250-for
hls appearance before the Clrcult Court
at Rustburg at the September term.
to answer ~? to various merr sup
posed to havo contrlbuted money.
In turnlng Mr. Buntlng over to
counsel for the "wets," Attorney Rob?
ert Btirrow, representing the "drys,"
created a sensatlon by remarklng of
Mr. Buntlng's demeanor on the stand
that he gavo lt up ag a "bad Job."
Counsel for the "wets" Inslsted that
this romark should conatltute a part
of the record.
ftprlnj- ? Stirnrlae.
Counsel for tho "weta" sprnng
senaatlon by flling, Instead of an an?
swer to the petltlon of the "drya," a
demurrer to* the petltlon, by whlch
thoy hope to throw tho case out of
court. The demurrer contends that
the petltlon Ib not sufflclent ln law
for the reasons, flrst, that lt appears
that the names of the petltioners are
not fclgned by them in person, but by
counsel; second, that It does not ap?
pear tj'at the persons slgnlng for the
petltioners were authorlzed to do ao;
thlrd, that It does not appear that the
person who signed the names to the
complalnt had a right to flle it In the
court; fourth, because of the allega
tlon that nlnety persons who voted ln
the election dld not pay thelr poll
taxes ln person, It belng contended
by counsel for tho "wets" that the
ccrtlflcate of the Treasurer, t0 the ef?
fect that all voters on the quallfied
Ilst had properly pald their poll taxes.
nulllfles any allegatlon to the con?
In (he event tho court doen not mi_
tain thls detuu-ioi. tlie.i tho "wets"
wlll make answer to tha petltlon.
Great Interest in Trial of White
Man for Killing
[Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
BOWLING GREEN, VA.. July 28.
After a apeclal term of the Clrcult
Court of Carollne"county lasting slnce
Thursday, engaged in the trial of S.
J. Bullock, white, for kllllng Edmund
Mercer, colored. the Jiiry brought ln a
verdlct last nlght of not guilty.
Thls ca8e attracted more people and
more Interest waa manlfested than
has been seen ln any crimlnal trlal
Hi thls county for many years. Every
day durlng the trial the courtroom
was packed, people comlng for miles
and securlng places in the courtroom
hours before the court convened, ana
on Tuesday, the last day, when the case
was argued, every avallable foot of
space was occupled. wlth hundreds or
people on the outslde gathered around
the wlndows. The case was hotly con
tested from start to flnlsh. Harry M.
Smlth, of Rlchmond; C. Conway Baker,
of Westmoreland county-- and Charles
T. Jessee, of this place, defendlng Bul?
lock. He was prosecuted by Wllllam
E. Ennls, the attorney for the Com
monwealth. asslsted by A B. Chandler
and R. L. Beale. ? , ???
The act for whlch Bullock was tried
waa commltted about three months
ago. There had been bad blood be?
tween Bullock and Mercer for some
tlme past. It appeared that Mercer
was a tenant of D. B. Powers, and oc?
cupled a portlon of the same farm, and
there was a contentlon about a road
whlch ran from the dower part of the
farm, owned by Mr*. S. J. Bullock,
across the land of Powers. There belnsr
two roads leadlng out, a dltch waa cut
acroas the roAd in questlon. Bullock
put two brldges over the dltch and
used the road, drlvlng over the crops
of Mercer. who was dlrect'ed..to pull
up the brldges. On the mornlng the
kllllng took place Mercer went to the
bridge ln compa-y wlth several oth?
ers, and whlle he was standlng by the
bridge with a hoe in his hand, Bul?
lock, whose house was about 200 yards
dlstant, went Into. hls house and got
a fortv-four callbre repeatlnK WIn?
chester rlfle and came out to a hen
house near the dwelllng and rested hls
rlfle on the corner of the henhouse and
dellberately flred two shots at. Mer?
cer, who stayed by the brldge; Bullock
then advanced closer. and again look
dellberate alm and flred tiie shot whlch
resulted in the death of Mercer. Bul?
lock was arrested the nlght after the
kllllng, havlng wlth hlm hls rlfle and
a .3S-callbre revolver. He was placed
in jall and had been there up to yos?
Over flfty wltnesses were examlned
and there was a great confllct'of testl?
mony. The defense clalmed there was
a consplracy against Bullock, and used
the race lsaiie for all lt was worth.
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LINDEX KEXT IMII/.E IS
AWARD-D TO AMIF.IVT BAI.7.
[Special to The Times-Dlspatch.j
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA., July 28.?
Announcement was made at the Uni?
versity of Vlrginla to^ay that the
Llnden Kent prlze, oftered by the Lln
den Kent'Memorlal Sehool pf English
Literature for the' best essay on an:
unexplolted Vlrginla author, had beon
awarded to Albert G. A. Balz; of Char?
lottesvllle. The subject of Mr. Balz's
essay was "Riehard Dabney, the Poet
of Loulsa," who was born ln that coun?
ty in 1787 and dled there in 1825. Dab
ney's early poems were flrst publlshed
ln Rlchmond, shortly aftor the hlator
ical Richmond Theatre fire, ln which
the poet was hlmself .severely injured,
and later on in Philadelphla.
Mr. Balz, who recelved Ms master.ot
arts degree at the June commence
ment, also won the medal for the best
essay wrltten for the University mag
azlne durlng the past session, the tltle
of the essay belng "Sylvie." In the
same contest he won second place with
"Romantlclsm in English Music and
Literature." He also received honor?
able mentlon ln the contest for the
short story medal, hls subjects bolng
"Eyes of Thal"" and 'Vae Vlotls."
d? 3a D. PEHFECT TONIC
? .: - ' ,:- . . ?. 'y^f" ' ?' ?? '?**"? ?
1 8ometbingrmore than an ordlnary tonic ia requlred to restore health' to
a weakened, run-down system; the medicine must posaesa blood-purifying
propertiea as well, because the weaknes3 and impurlty of the oiroulation la
responsible for the poor physical condition, The blood does not contaia
the necessary quantity of rioh, red oorpusclea,-.'and is'therefore a weak.
watery stream whlch cannot afford suffioient nouriihment to Bustain tho
system in ordlnary health. A poorly nourished body cannot- resist dlsease.
and this explaina why so many persons are attacked by a spell of
sickness when the use of a good tonio would have prevented the trouble.
In 8.8. S. will be found both blood-cleansing and tonio qualitiea combined.
It bullds up weak coustitutions by removing all lmpuritiea and germs from
the blood. thus aupplylng a cortain means for restorlng strength and
invigoratlhg the system. The healthful, vegetable ingredlents of whioh
?8,878. is composed make lt splendidly fitted to the needs of those aystema
whioh are delicate from any cause. It ls Nature's Perfeot Tonio, free from
all harmful mlnerals, a safe and pleasant aotlng medioine for persons of
OTery age. 8.8.8, rlda the body of that tired, worn-out.feeling so common
at tUs season. tmpro-es tbe appetite and digestion, tones up tha stomach.
T-Sy^.TZmri'iT'L ?_?____ ..'-<U n._Mn. -?_*_.?-, an<* m n> snr-_a Mir*
aeta wlth pleaaiag effeott on tha nervous mun, snd reinYiiorates e? ery
appeal to the Well-Informed in overy
walk of llfe and are cs-ontial to pnrmanunt
success nnd crcditablc stnndirtg. Accor
ingly, it is not claimed that. Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna is the only remedy of
known value, but ono of many reasons
why it is tho best of personal and family
laxatives is the 'fact that it cleanses,
swectcris and relicvcs the intcrnal organs
on which it acts without any debilitating
after effects and without having to increase
the quantity from time to time.
lt acts pleasantly nnd naturally and
truly as a lnxativc, and its component
parts are known to nnd approved by
physicians, as it is free from all objection
nble substanccs. To - get its bcneficial
effects always purehase tho genuine?
manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co,, only, and for sale by all leading drug
BU TO TftlLDR
Charles Adams Borrowed Rifle to
Shoot Rats and Killed
[Speclal toThe Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
LEXINGTON, VA, July 28.?Charles
A. Arlams, aged seventy-nlne years, for
more than half a century tailor and
cutter at tho Vlrginla Military Insti?
tute, ahut hlmself thls mornlng and
died almost lnatantly. He borrowed a
plstol from a neighbor to shoot rats,
and as ho-returned home the plstol
went off, the ball passing into the
mouth and up through the top of the
head. It la belleved that the shooting
waa accldental, although Mr.' Adams
had been very despondent for some
time, due to ill health.
Mr. Adams was born in Williams?
burg, AugUBt 10, 1830. He came to
Lexington asa.young man, and, wlth
the exceptlon ol several years in the
Confederate army as a member of tho
Rockbrldge Rlfles, and durlng* the tlme
of hls lmprisonment at Camp Chase, O.,
he spent hls life ln Lexington. He was
an Odd-Fellow, a Pythlan and a com
munlcant of the Episcopal Church.
The.funeral wlll take place to-mor?
row afternoon from hls late home.
1'I.E.inS GUILTY AND
GETS YEAR IX PKISOX
[Speclal to The Tlmes-Di-pateh."
STAUNTON, VA., July 28.?Clayton
McCray, who felonlously assaulted a
pollceman. pleaded guilty in the Cor?
poratlon Caurt to-day and was sen
tenced to ene year In the penlten
. Otls Henry, a young negro, pleaded
guilty to housebreaklng and larceny,
and was sentenced to the State roads
for one year.
The stockholders of the National
Valley Bank to-day voted to double
the capitai of the bank, raislng it r'rom
*100,0OO to $200,000. The bank has
nearly "300,00* surplus and undivlded
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TWO MORE VICTIMS LEAVE
FOR THE PASTEUR INSTITUTE
[Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
LYNCHBURG, VA.. July 28.?Two
more persons who were bltten by a
rabld dog Monday have gone to the
Pasteur Institute, at Baltlmore, to be
treated. The dog, whlch was pro
nounced to have had rabiea by gov?
ernment exports at Washlngton, is
known to have bltten flve persons and
many more dogs, and much excltement
exlsts ln the White Rock Hill section
of the clty as the result.
AGED rilYSICIAX IS _, _ -.
KILLED BY A TRAIX
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
LYNCHBURG, VA., July 28.?Dr. J.
B Morton, of Lynehburg, aged seventy
elght years, was lnstantry kllled at
Lawvers thls evenlng by a fast frelght
on the Southern Rallway. He had
gone there to look at a farm wlth
a view of buying. and was killed whlle
going to take a traln to return home.
County Coroner Davis vlewed the
-remalns and will hold an lnquest to
morrow, after whlch the remalns will
be brought here.
Dr. Morton came here a few months
ago from Pamplln Clty. ?
Many Attend Cemp-Meetlng. ,
[Speclal to The Tlraea-Dlspatch.]
FREDERICKSBURG, VA., July 28.?
The Holiness camp-meetlng- near Spot
sylvanla Courthouse ls now ln opera?
tion and wlll contlnue ten days. Large
crowds are attendlng the services,
which are held throughout the day
and also at nlght. Many. have moved
to the camp grounds and are occupy
ing tents and cottages. Rev: Mr.
Strouse, of Salem, ls conductlng tho
services, asslsted by a nuruber.of. other
Remalna' Brounhf Home.
[Speclal to The Times-Dlspatch.J
\STAUNTON, VA., July 28.?The re?
malns of Thomas Colston Kinney ar?
rlved thls morning from the Philip
plnes, havlng b*en brought to New
York on a government transport. Mr.
Kinney was a natlve of Staunton. He
practlced law ln Manlla for slx,.years,
representing the street rallway system
and other large corporations, dylng
there about one year ago. ?* '?
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AlllKato-N for WamliliiKton.
[Speclal to The Times-"P-rspatoh.'J
WASHINGTON, N. -C, July 28.?The
Chamber of Commerce of thls clty has
recently recelved slx small aMgators,
each two and one-half feet long, from
the Board of Trade of Fornandina,
Fla., with the ct>mpllments of Presl?
dent F. W. Hoyt and Secretary G. I_
Baltzell. Mr. Hoyt vlslted this clty
several weeks ago.
? ' ?
Wlll Eularge Plnnt.
[Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch-]
SUFFOLK, VA-. I July 28.?J.' Frank
East, who. heads the Farmers' Manu?
facturing Company, of Norfolk and
Suffolk, was here to-day, and an?
nounced contemplated lmprovemonts ln
the local veneer factory, Involvlng an
outlay of JSO.OOO to *80,000. The' pres
ent plant will be replaced by a brick
and cement structure and the number
of employes lncreased from 800 to 400,
W. F. Lynn Elected.
[Speclal to The Tlmea-Dlapatoh,]
LEESBURG, VA., July 28.?Wllliarr
F. Lynn, formerly vlce-presldqnt ol
the Lcudoun National Bank, was elect?
ed presldent by the board of dlrootor
to succeed the late Captaln Wllllam B
Lynch. Mr. Lynn ls well known as e
ftnanoler, and ls the father ot Henrj
Lynn, prealdent of the Amerlcan -Na?
tional Bank, of "Washlngton, D. C.
" Kllled ln North Dukota.
[Special to The Tlmas-Dla'pAtch.l
BRISTOL, VA,. July 28.V-13. H
Seneker, a,- retlred merchant hero, to
day recelved a wlre rhessago-that hli
Bon, E.dgar Seneker, twenty-ono yepjri
old, had been kllled In an accldent a1
Blsmarok, N. D< Young Seneker lefi
here last fall and had hold a posltloi
on -. _4t_*au*l JUver .te-tu-boat.
News of Petersburg
The Tlmes-DIstiatcli Rurenu,
109 North Sycamore Stroot,
Petersburg, Vn., July 23.
A h.itidnomely pitnted book, com
plled under the dlrectlon of tho In?
dustrial departmont of the Seaboard
Air Line Rnlhvaj', entltletl "Pntorslurg,
Vlrglnia," 1ms Just been Issued. Tho
book coptntns an Interestlng nkoch of
tlie clty and of Its many Industrles,
nnd well sets forth the- advantnges,
cotnmerclally, Indugtrlally and other
wlse, of l'etersbur*ff
At 8:,10 o'clock lnst nlght. nt tho res?
idence of tlie brlde, on Rome Street,
Miss Lella B. Epes, daughter of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Poter B. Epes, Into of Black?
stone, and nlece of Judge B. J. Epes,
of Dlnwlddle, was unlted ln marrlage
to Ernest L. Brown, a popular young
buslness man of thls clty. The eere?
mony was performed In tho presonce
of a large gatherlng of frlends by
Hev. J. O. Babcock, and was a very
MIhs Mnry WUIIsms and Wlllnrd G.
HnnkH. both of thls clty, went out to
Hallfax. N. C, thls morning to bo
Cards have been issued to tho mar?
rlage of Miss Nnnnie L. Borst and
Joseph Godwln 'Councll, to take placo
In tho Flrst Baptlst Church, August
3, at 6 o'clock P. M.
Personal and Oibervrlse.
Mr. and Mrs. George Cameron, St.,
and chlldren have gone to Bar Harbor
for the summor.
Mr. and Mrs. W.'Gordon McCnbe, Jr.,
ere spendlng the summer at Mnffnolla,
Postmaster Stlth Bolllng hns been
conflned/to hls home by sickness for
some days, and ls unable, ln tonse
quonce, to attend the Republican State
conventlon at Newport News, to whlch
ho was elected a dolegate by each of
the two clty conventlons here on Mon?
day nlght. Several other delegates
also could not attend the conventlon
by roason of buslness engagements.
Miss Alonda Egerton, of thls clty,
ls a guest at the Bluo Rldgo Springs,
and Miss C, L. Starke ls at Crockett's
Mrs. Madge Tlffany, of Florence,
Italy, who ItaB been vlsitlng her
mother, MrB. Anno Peters, on Llberty
Street. for several weeks, left to-day
for a Bhert stay at Alleghany Sfrlng-s.
before returnlng homo. *
Rev. C. G. McDaniel, of Soochow,
China. one of the most distinguished
misslonarles of the Baptlst Church ln
the forelgn fleld. has been on a vlslt
thls week to hls sister, Mrs. W. Y.
Burge, In thls city.
Geiiernl Sfewn ln Brlef.
Harry Brlggs, negro, was arrested
to-day on suspicion of havlge commlt?
ted two .recent burglarles in thls clty.
and ls held for examlnatlon.
Raln Ib very much needed through?
out thls section, and crops are begln?
ning to suffer!
The flrst of the protracted meetings
In thls vlclnity wlll begln next Sun?
day at Ocran Church, ln Dlnwlddle
"I used Cascarets and feel like a new
man. 1 have been a sufferer from dys
pepsia and sour stomach for the last tvro
years. I have been taking medicine and
other drugs, but could find no relief only
for a short time. I will recomrnend
Cascarets to my friends aa the only thing
for indigestion and sour stomach and to
keep the bowels in good condition.
They are very nice to eat."
Harry Stuckley, Mauch Chunk, Pa.
Pleasant, Palatable. Potent, Taste Good.
DoGood. Never Slcken, Wealcen or Gripe.
10c. 25c. 50c. Never sold In bulk. The _en
ulne tablet stamped C C C. Guarantead to
cure or your money back. 928
will reduce your gas bills
and save time and labor;
Get one now.
Special values in McDou
gall Kitchen Cabinets and
Jones Bros. & Co.,
1418-1420 East Main Street.
Can Cancer Be Cured?
We want every man and woman
Jn the United Statea to know what
we are dolng. We are curing Can
ccrs, Tumora and Clirouic Sorei
without the use of the knife or by
X-ray, and are Indorsed by tha
Senate and Leglslature of Virginia.
PHYSICIANS TREATED FREE.
We Guurantee Our Cures.
1.17 Weat M?lo Street,
. RICHMOND. , - VIRGINIA.
W. Minor Woodward.
Stewart M. Woodward
WOODWARD & SON,
Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Sash, Blinds and Doors.
Nlnth and Atch. - - RICHMOND, VA.
Who daeBn't want to enjoy it? *You can lf
you'll take REXALI. CELERY AND IRON
TONIC, the gjeat bracer and system bullder.
It will do you a world of good. Get it for 7le. at
rnunty, to conflnuc fcr ten d.iys or
IT. I*Unrwocd, nocrctary and trea**
urer or tho Vlrglnln Dlvlslon, T. P. A?
was In thn clty yesterday. Post C
held !ts roguiar monthly meetlng lant
nlght, but no buslness of speclal ln?
terest wns transneted.
Tho re-intlns of Miss Klnlo Starr, tbo
seven-yoar-old rintightcr of Mr, i.nrt
Mrs. Uobert P. Turner, of thls clty,
who dlod yesterday evenlng; nt tho
home of her nunt, Mrn. D. C. Dcan, In
Norfolk, were brought hero to-day,
nnd tlie funeral wlll tako plnoo to
AT LOUISA DESTROYED
Met On Flre by ISxploxlon ot OflHOlene
Miivr?.tllnlNlfr'M Wife nnd llnngh
ter Are llinlly lliirn.-il,
[Speclal to The Tlnies-DIspntch.]
LOUISA, VA., July 28.?The Metho?
dist parsonngc burned down thls after?
noon about 3:30 o'clock. It caught from
nn oxploslon from a gnsolene stove
In the kitchen. Only about one-half
of the furnlture wns saved. There was
no Insurance on the furnlture. but
?U.OOO on tlie building. The minlster
was away from home. Hls wife and
two daughters were badly burned
about their faces and hands.
A air. Smlth became ' overheatcd
flghting tho flre and Is ln a serious
condition. ' J. K. Crank's house. next
door, was. thrcatened.
I.VIKIti;.STIV(* SKIIVK ns AT
[Speclal to The Tlmca-Dlapatch.]
CAltTUKSVlLL,!*, VA., July 28.?Yes?
terday aflernoon's sesslon of the James
Rlver Association, now ln sesslon at
thls place, was purely a buslness ses?
slon, being gbyen up to reports from
the boards and dlscusslon of tho re?
Rev. Mr. Blnford, of Dlllwyn, preach
ed an excollent sermon last nlght Mr.
Blnford. haa. only recently como into
.The morning sesslon was callod to?
gether at 9:30 by Sands Gayle, moder?
ator, and reports from each delegate
os to the condition of hls church, were
llstened to; The subject of State mls
slons was then taken up and after the
report was read by tho clerk, Rev. Mr.
AVhlteh-urst of Bucklngham, made a
strong: statement of the facts about
tho work. He was followed by Dr.
McDaniel, of Richmond, Dr. McDaniel,
who ls a member of the State'Mission
Board, told of the worklngs of tlie
board, and of tho uso made of tho
funds entrusted to Its care.
The Ladies' Mlsslonary meetlng. of
the James River Assoclatlon was held
In the Methodist Church here yester?
day afternoon, wlth Mrs. "Clark, of
Gold Hill Assoclatlon, superintondent,
ln the chalr. Mrs. O. F. Anderson.
president of the Cartersvllle Auxlllary,
made the address of welcome, whlch
was responded to by Mrs. Clark. Mrs.
Thomas, of Blchmond, correspondlng
?ecretary of the XV. M. XV. of Vlrglnia,
was then introduced, and gave an In
ttructive talk on "Systematic and Pro
rortlonate Givlng." Interestlng papers
were read by Miss Verna Whlte, of
Fork Wlllls Church; Mrs. Sands Gayle,
of Bucklngham Church; Miss Allen, of
Bucklngham, and Miss Mary Reynolds,
Reports from each soclety were very
encouraslng. The business being all
transacted. the meetlng adjourned to
meet wlth the James River Association
ot Its next annual meetlng.
?IX WAHHAXTS ISSUED
FOR ILLICIT LIQL'OU SELLING.
[Speclal to Tho Tlmei-Dlapatch."
LYNCHBURG, VA., July 28.?SJx
warrants were Issued here- to-day
agalnst" Jaines Gorman, charglng hlin
wlth selllng liquor ln the city since the
saloons were closed in March. The cases
wlll be flxed for trial after being called
ln the Police Court to-morrow. Gor
i man Is now conductlng a saloon ln
j Staunton. Before the saloons closed
he was one of the largest dealers here.
VETERAXS AND THEIR FRIENDS
HAVE HEUNIOX AT BEAVEIl DAM
[Speclal to The TlmeB-Dlapatch.]
SUFFOLK, VA., July 28.?There was
a reunlon of Confederate veterans to
day at Beaver Dam, in whlch former
soldiers and frlends from Southampton,
Isle of Wlght and Nansemond counties
partlclpated. The principal addresses
were made by Willlam D. Folk, of
Smithfield, and Rev. J. Thorborne
Clark, of Carrsvtlle. Dinner was serv?
ed without price.
Heavy I.fiurn by Flre.
[Speclal to The Tlrae?-Dlspatch.l .
BALLSVtLL-, VA., July 23.?Mllton
McLaurlne justalned a hoavy loss yes?
terday when two of hls stables, several
adjolnlng sheds and many farmlng im
plcmonts were destroyed by fire. The
origin of the flre is unknown, but it
is thought to have been due to spon
taneous combustlan, as the' fire was
flrst located ln the loft of one stable,
where a largo quantlty of hay. was
stored. No *.lve stock was- lost and the
buildlngs wero covored by .Insurance.
Injured by Cartrl?l_e.
[Special to Tho Tlmes-Dispatch.]
MOtVrHKKY,' VA., July 28.?Rlchard
Lockrldge, a young mar. ln the employ
of L H. Stephenson, waB severely In?
jured to-day by tho oxploslon of a
cartrldge, whlch he was endeavorlng
to remove from the magazlne of a
The powder was drlv.en into hls face
and eyeballs, produclng not only pain
?ul, but serious wounds.
POI.ICF.MAN OIV TRIAL
FOR SHOOTING NEGRO
[Soeclal to The Tlmes-Dispatch.]
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C, July 28.?
Tho trlal of Pollceman N. B. Williams
for kllllng Wlll Frecman, colored, two
months ago, was taken up In tho Su
perlor Court late thls afternoon. Out
of the regular Jury and a speclal ve
nlre of fifty, eleven Jurors wore
chosen. Judge Jones Instructea the
sheriff to summons another speclal ve
nlra of fifty before the qpenlng o? tho
court to-morrow. The ofllcer olalras
that Freeman Avas endeavorlng to
shoot hlm when he (ired,
A New NttVHiiaper.
[Speclal to The TImes-Dispatch.J
WASrilNOTON. N. C, July 28.?The
plunt of the Washington Messenger
Publishing Company, whloh for soveral
yoars "operated a dally paper In thls
clty, and suspended publlcatlon soveral
months ago, has reoently b'een bough,t
by J. L. Mayo, of this clty, The en?
tire plant and all tho equipment haa
been njovod tp a building .on Main
Street. The name of the naw paper
wlll be the Washington _>ally Newa,
and J. L. Mayo will be the editor and
owner. The paper wlll be publlshed
as an afternoon dally.
.... ?i? ' ???_' ' ?
[Speclal tn The Tltnos-Otspatch,]
RALEIGH, N, C? July 28,?A requl
sltlon "was issued tp-day on tho Gov?
ernor of vlrglnia by Governor Kltohln
for Jae .Rohersdn, wanted ln Wlnsto-*-.
Salein-for ussault wlth a raw. Uo
i? | iu-lHoue*; at MaiyusvUle, V*.
The Road to Succett
in all kind- and classes of con*
crete work?from a railway via
duct to a cellar or basement floor, ii
Completed job?little or big?cotU leait becaate nme amount of Edi-on
Portland Cement aa of other brandi, bindi more sand, with same itrength,
or binds name amount of tand, with more itrength. Harde-t and itrongett
final tet and emiest to work b-cau-e of all cementt on the market
Uniforrnly 10J? Fineit Ground in Ihe World.
Write u> or uk your dealcr for booklet " How to Mix and (Jte Eo_on Portlind Cemaat"
BALDrVitf & BROrVN (inc), Rjc-nioad, Va.
PETERSBURG BUILDING SUPPLY CO., Petersburg, Va
DETECTIVE IS HELD
Hc Is Arrested While Assisting in
Prosecution of Liquor
[Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
ASHEVILLE, N. C, July 28.?Tho
thlrd day in the trial of eighteen al?
leged vlolators of the Stato prohibition
laws was featured by the arrest of
Dotectlvo Adams, one who had secured
much of tho evldence that led to the
arrests, by a deputy sherlff from
Oroonsboro on a warrant charglng hlm
wlth sklpplng bond of J600 thoro. Mem?
bers of the Good Government League,
whlch brought hlm hero, gave bond
and he wlll not have to leave Mll after
A grilllng cross-examlnatlon of
Adams featured the mornlng sosslon.
At one tlme lt -was charged that he
caught a horse thlef, but released hlm
on payment of a certal* amount,. but
thls Adams denled. It is now belleved
that for the larger part the sensa
tlonal features of the trial are over
and that during the next two or threo
days all the cases wlll be disposed of.
;The prosecution was strengthened yes?
terday by the addltlon of Colonel V. S.
Lusk and Judgo J. D. Murphy, who
were retalned by members of the Good
Evldence was tinished ln the cases
agalnst W. H. Rush, T. J. Harrlson,
D. R. McKinnon and X. Lang. When
the case of Vance Wells was calied, lt
was stated that the wrong man had
been arrested, and the prosecution was
taxed wlth costs.
It is stated that when the trial is
closed proceedlngs ln arrest and ball
wlll be brought agalnst, the detecttves,
because of alleged false sweariner ln
causlng the arrest of three men who
had no connectlon wlth the case. Dam?
ages of $1,000 wlll be asked in each
case, it is said.
CASE MUST UF* TRIED
I,V t'NITED STATKS COURT
[Speclal to The Tlmos-Dlspatch.]
ASHhlVILLE, N. C, July 28.?Judge
Newman ln Unlted States Clrcult
Court yesterday, handed down hls de?
cision ln the case of Peter D. Rouche
vs. the Southern Rallway Company, de
nying tho motlon of the plaintlff to
remand the case to the State courts.
Thls mecns that the case, ln whlch
Rouche ts sulng for $50,000 for,. In?
jurles. sustalned In a hcad-on colllslon}
at Swar.nanoa sovoral years ago, in
whlch two were kllled And tho plain?
tlff In thls case permanently injured,
must be tried In Unlted States court,
probably before Judge Newman next
YOUNG FARMER I' PUT
OX TRIAL FOR MURDER.
? [Speelal to The Tlmea-Dlapatoh.]
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. July 28.?
Joes A. Hege, a young farmer who
stands well ln hls communlty, was put
on trlal here to-day charged wlth mur
derlng Mrs. .Tennie, Ketner on the night
of September 19, 1908. Mrs. Ketner
was killed while walklng home from
church. The defendunt's horse ran Into
her, inflictlng injurles which resulted
in her dentli a few hours later. No
prellmlnary trlal was held, but a recent
grand jury returned a true bill agalnst
Hege for murder. Several hundred
people -wero present when, the case was
calied for trial to-day. The jury ls
to-night dellberatlng on a verdict.
Land-Owners Object and It la
Feared That Deal May Fall .
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
RALEIGH, N. CV, July 28.?The prob.
lem of just,what dlsposltlon shall bt
made of Mattamuskect Lake and tha,
State's adjacent swamp land holrllngt
is glvlng the State ofncers composlna; j
the State Board of Education a great,
amount of concern just now. Thera.
was announcod some weeks ago a prop<
osltlon from Ohio capltolists, vlrtuallj* i
accepted by the board, to sell outrlght,
on condltlon that the purchaslng syn?
dtcate shall partlclpato In a local drain-*; v
age distrlct that would reault ln thal
whole lake and swamp terrltory belna* |
mnde available for agricultural pur< ,
posea. Thls has been attended by com*
pllcatlons that endanger its consum*
matlon. There ls strenuoua opposltlon
on the part'/Of owners of adjacent
swamp lands, and It is ln the hope ot -
harmonlzing these dliterences that a
conference between members of tha
State Board of Education, land-ownera
of the dlstrict and othera interested la
being planned now. The meetlng waa ,
really lntended to be held on Tuesday
ot next week, but lt developa tha*.
Hon. John Small, Congressman from tha*
Flrst Dlstrict, cannot attend at thal
tlme; so there is at Ihls tlme corre*
spondence between State Superlntend*
ent of Publlc Instruction J. Y. Joyne?
and Congressman Small looklng to an*
agreement on a date when the confer*
ence can bo held. The fact that Con<
gress will not have adjourned in tim?"
for Mr. Small to attend a conforencaf ,
next Tuosday necessltates a later date.
He Is very much Interested in th%
drainage scheme, whlch he says wlll
mean wonderful development for lha?
entlre section of the State.
John Selp, of CinclnnatI. Ohlo, I*
one of the most actlve capltallsta in<
terested ln the formatlon of the ayn*
dlcate to purehase and drain the lake.
whlch, lf accomplished, must bat,
through the operation of the Stata
dralnage, act passed by the last Leg- -
lslature provldlng for the formatlon oi
local drainage districts, In which al*
the land-owners affected by the drain?
age are taxed ln propor.tion to the ben-?
ent derlved. Already slnce the pas?
sage of the act flve large drainage dls- ;
trlcts have been formed in varloua
swamp sectlons of the State. Thea? .
are the Moyock distrlct, ln Currltuclg
county; one ln Beautort, near Belha
ven; another ln Pender, for the Angola.
Bay distrlct, and another ln ? Pender
and Bladen counties,for the dralnag*
of the Lyon Swamp dlstrict.
TALK OH* LYNCHING IF
NEGRO'" YICTIM DIES.
[Speclal to The TlmeiVDI-patch.] ,
WINSTON-SALEM. N. CV, July 28.-*
George Gray, a young man, member ot
an excellent famlly, was struck by a.
bolt In the head, back of the left ear.,
thls afternoon, by Charles Koger, a.',
negro, who conducts a presslng club,
and a gash several Inches deep and one
that may prove fatal was Infllcted. The>
trouble arose over a suit pf clothes
the negro had pressed for one of Gray'a
friends. Koger was arrested. Thera- *
is talk of a lynchlng lf Gray dies. How-'
ever, such ls not antlcipated.
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