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WHILE TRIAL IS ON
Litigation Over Sale of Com
Causes Excitement in
AMOUNT INVOLVED IS $5.00
Three Justices of Peace Preside,
and Same Number of At?
[.Special to The- Tiniea-L?|.?putch. J
4V?.t-abter. Va . DCMaWWM I.?TM
trial of a case In a magistral.- court
?luring the past week excited unusual
t.terest. The case ?rose from the Mia
of a cow by a lesid.nt of Nottlium
heilaiid to a resident of UtHIMI
Dgftag tht trial of the case all the
1 l.-lni ss houses of Um village Were
closed, the Hoard of Supervisors, who
v ere In session at the time, adjourned
xnd the 1 ar^? .ouitioom Was tilled ? Iii
Interested spectators. Three Justices ot
the peace sat in the trial and three
f.to.n.ys were employed, though only
one took part in the ca?e, which was
decided la favor of the resident of
Lancaster The amount in dispute was
One night last week an unknown
person set tire to a dwelling hou?e at
Mlllenheck, near the mouth of tne
Corataaaaa Itlvar. The Ira was di?
i-.vel.d neal midnight by 11. M l??g
K'-tt. uho was on his way to the
v. :.nrf He nianaged to put it out be?
fore much daaaSftt had been '.one. The
Poor of the back porch had been s.it
urat' d with coal ofl. The house, which
v as MM upled at the t!m-. tS'l r*>
? entl> baas r. aired for R K. Norris.
who. with his family, had Intend.-' to
occupy it aboSt the end of December.
No clue has y?.t been found leading to
Robert Jenkins, a well-known cltl
tan of Westmoreland, while unloading
riilroad tie? BSaT > ot.eswocie. In that
? ounty, l ad one of his legs brok- h
below the knee by 1? ttlng a tie tall
? lem iai John C L well, formerly
J Idg* of th- County Court of La:, j
taff arid Northumberland, and past
i of the Virginia Orand
Cajnp of Confederate Veterans, is re
I irtad to be critically III at his home
I ear liertrar.d, on the Corotoman Bt*>
oysters In all the rivers and cotes
?f this section ore reported to be
abundant, and in excellent condition,
but so far the demand for tnem Is
i-mall an-1 prices low. Shippers have
b~?m getting from to ?> cents a
bushel, according to quality. It is ex-j
|m ? tad that Um approach of the Christ
maa season and colder weather will
increase both the demand and the
? r.cws that a charter has been
Issued to a corporation to build a roa'i
from Old Point Comfort to Tappahan-!
t j\ k, where it is to connect with the
I n peeed Northern Neck Ratl:oa<i. has
rssrleed the fainting l.ope? of some
sopll of this section that a railroad
riay he built In some far-off age to
< oaoect this favored region With the
?. j ? -1.'? woiK Most peor.le. however,
.,re inclined to believe that It will be
FRAZIER IS MAKING
HARD FIGHT FOR LIFE
He Wins Two Strong Foiatf in Trial for Caus?
ing Death of Wifi?Deathbed statement
Is Thrown Out.
[Special io The Times-Dispatch.]
Marrisonburg, Vt, December 8.?
Joteph Frailer the Island Kurd man.
who i* .Krtn,; tried in the Circuit Court
here for the alleged murder of hin
wife, appears tu oe gaining ground,
and unless the preset ut Ion has some
?trOBf <-urd y. t to be played. It will be
hard to make a < use against him.
I mrt edjeefMill last night until Mon?
day iiiorniiig at lo o'clock.
Preziers record Is against him. He
is a t> pieal mountaineer, who was in
court a tear or two ago for hum ? ???? t-!
ing his wile. The most intense feel
itici aglgtg In th- neiK hOorhood against
him, and Iiis eSTs children are divided
against lilni it has been pretty clear
If established that he was brutal to1
hi:- wife but whether it can be proved;
that the woman's death was the'iesuit,
of hi- mistreatment is dou" ted,
The fTltltt family Mr/eg In Um Hlue
RMffe section, ?rhawe Use Kpiscopal
mission work, both with ch u rt ics and
school. Is ijeKinmnK to soften and civi?
lize. Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt recent?
ly contributed llio towaids the moun?
tain work. Five of the small Kiaz.tr
klhftree ate being tared tor by tbe
mission since the death of Mrs. Cra?
zier and Hi- arrest of her husoan.
Frazier made his first gain when.uc
c jrt threw out 'he a1.eg u ssethh J
lefctiiuony of i'ragler'e wiie. who, u?
sotral witnesses ttstify. told of hei
husi and? alleged brutality, and sea J
Cat lie had caused her death.
tiis second point was gained 1st
Saturday afternoon when the defense
put soveral physicians, two undertak- i
- and other persons on the erlfeeg ?
stand, all of ?iioin testified that there
were no marks or bruises on tne disjn
t.rr>o body when they examined the
corpse on November i?a month after
This point was clinched apparently
when Dr. Hammer and Undertaker
Hawkins, both of McQaheyavlLe, tesU
n?'d that they were acquainted with
Mis. Krasier and were absolutely cer?
tain that the right body was dl?lnter
ted and examined. Dr. Hammer sold
that be attend the other woman,
who was burled next to Mi?>. 1'razuo.
and that he kn. w uoth women, and
was sure that no mlatakc was made
The defense anticipated the prosecu?
tion on thla point, and it looks as it
the "wrong bod/ tueoi> ' was knocked
i'razlera lawyers are working to
discredit the prisoner '? slxteen-ytar
oid boy, Douib Kiaziei, who ? uidly de?
clared that his father heat and mis?
treated Ml mother and then tried to
bribe hlrn with a suit of clothes to
keep quie t.
A dozen witnesses have been
ateilggj forward in the effort to breaK
down Uuiii testimony. Little Ike,
the nlne-> ear-old brother, who is
standing by his father, declares Iba'
Loul* and his father were at odds, be?
cause "Daddy" had whipped Louis for
stealing. Little Ike toid of numerous
troubles between "'Daddy" and Louis,
(other wit rosse? testified against Louis.
The presence of these little mountain
children and their conflicting stories
i- pathetic in the extreme. Ike and
ids little sister, Addle, are in Harrls
'otiburg for tkrg first time in their lives.
They had never heard of moving pic?
tures, and when somebody took them
to the picture show last night they
were bewildered and amazed. The lit?
tle girl is thirteen years old. but very
simple and childish. The father, dress?
ed in his rough mountain clothes, no
collar, his hair disheveled. his face
bearing a meaningless expression, is
the object of much comment
Mountain feuds and prejudices are
so enlang-eu and interwoven that the
jury has a hard task solving the ease
rr.eny year* before the whistle of the
railroad engine will startle the peo
' ft Del farm animals of the Northern
Neck of Virginia.
The Kev. J C. Harry, recently ap?
pointed preacher in charge, of the
MotkeiJM cnurches la the Lancaster
circuit, has arrived wlfh hi? family,
anl thej- are now comfortably Quar?
tered tn the parsonage here. IsT. Har?
ry comes from Drakei's Branch, In
Charlotte County, and succeeds tbe
Hev. lt. N. Hartneas. who Is trans?
ferred to tbe East York Circuit, in
NEWS OF ASHLAND
'.-o,<<-!al to The Times-Dispatch.]
Ashland. Va., December %.?Rev.
Richard V. Lancaster, of the Union
Theological Seminary, haa accented a
call as pastor of the Ashland Preebv
t'-rian Church. Sir. Lancaster is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Lancaster
of Ashland, and has many friends here.
'.\ ho sreleOsM Mm and wish him much ,
success ir. his new field.
Mesdam.'s loka Plncer. 01 Suffolk:
Otto K?m. Kllen Turner. John Hunter
?i 1 l>njamin lames, of Richmond,
were her ? on Saturday to attend th -
toneral of jfl.-s L'vy K. sLeske. whloh
took place from the Ashland Presby
teriaa fh<ireh at 15 p M.
Robert W. Ma: ye has acceded ft
position with the Atlantle Coait Lino,
I with headquarters In Norfolk.
Mrs. Frantz Ns>y!or and little M:*a
IJean Naylor, of Cambridge, Md., are
igueets of Mrs. L>. * Mldyette.
' Mrs. J. Plnkney \\ tghtman. who has
been visiting relatives In Balt'more.
has returned home.
James Swift, o' Kentucky, has Join?
ed Mrs. Swift and children, who are
velting his mother. Mis. Mattle fiwlft.
The Christmas gale held Saturday
by the women of tn> Ashland Church
was a decided success, about $40 bc^ng
A. F Steagar. of Danville, an o!d
Hand jli>h-Macon man. was hero this
week visiting on the campus.
Mrs. J. Win free Smith and Mrs. J.
Watklas I>e. of Richmond, spent Fri?
day and (Saturday with fr.ends here.
Miss iTl'seaettl Trevlllian. who has
been the guest of her sister. Mrs John
Beet, of Warssw, jr. C. will return
I'aul Bilncoe, of Norfolk, Is here for
fir the 1 ;tl?-end with his sisters,
m aae Bilncoe.
Mleg Madge Chlsholm, of Birming?
ham. Ala., who is visiting her s'ster.
Mr? Bernard Guest, In Richmond, is
spending the week-end with Miss
Mr. and Mis. Percy Montague. Jr..
of Richmond, are guests of Mr. and
Mrs. W. C Blantoa.
MkM Julia Leoraln. rf Richmond, was
visaing friends here to-day.
PINE CAMP SENDS
APPEAL EON AID
Would Enlarge Work for Indi?
gent Consumptives of
MAY TAKE INCIPIENT CASES
Work Heretofore Limited to Re?
moving Advanced Cases FffOn
In a general appeal for assistance
' issued yesterday. the Tuberculosis
I Camp Society of Virginia outlines us
plans for extending the work ol Hiw
Camp in the treatment of indigent con?
sumptives. The report quotes many
authorities to show that the Bgetuol
of tuberculosis Is ths most serious san?
itary problem before the cities <f UsiS
countr>. "Kor every consumptive at
1'ine Camp there is one Irgg focus of
disease in the city," wiltes Chlel
liealtU Officer Devy in a letter indors?
ing tbe work of the association.
The society was founded in 1309 and
has now had its camp on city property,
about tar? miles north of Glnte.- Park,
in operation for more than two year
It is the only Institution In or around
Richmond for tne reception, segrega?
tion and treatment of Indigent tuber?
cular citizens of Richmond Prefer?
ence has up to this time been given to
advanced cases, it being the object ot
the society to alleviate suffering and
to remove from the community tne
sources of contagion.
The State hosp.tal at Catawba
limited to incipient cases, where per?
sons who are able to pay very moderate
charges are received. There Jvro no
charges at Pine Camp, and no person
is admitted Who Is able to pay hie way
in otner institutions.
Pine Camp was formally opened De?
cember 1. 1&10. and has been taxed to
Its capacity ever since.
Accept incipient Cases.
tVhile the original purpose was to
admit advanced cases only, the man?
agement has determined to enlarge
the scope of the work by making pro?
vision for the recepUon of incipient
cases also. The W oman's Clu'o of ?Sin?
ter Park has provided |L'.5 ?(> toward a
fund tor a pavilion, which gift a mem?
ber of the society has augmented by
a donation of $1.500.
The new pavilion is now under con?
struction. It will cost about $5,000.
and when opened the capacity of the
tamp will be about doubled. Re?
ceipts of ths association since organ?
ization amount to I21.S48.74. Including
$5,000 appropriated by the City Council.
The other receipts are from the con?
tributions of 252 individuals, fifty
eight fraternal lodges, labor organi?
zations, church societies and from the
proceeds of entertainments and the
sale of Red Cross stamps.
Will Double ( aparitv.
When the new pavilion la completed
the society will have a plant represent?
ing an investment of $17.500. not
counting the land, with capacity for
thirty-six patients. For the year just
closed the cost per patient per day was
93 cents, which is lower than tne cost
of many other well-conducted 'nstitu
tlons of like character. No officer of
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It is Indeed a Merry Christmas
for the One Who Gets a
Dther stvles at $25,
50, $75, $100 and $150.
You can decide that vexing Christmas question of
yours right now?the Victor or the Victor-Victrola make
it easy, and you cannot find anything that will give so
It will be welcomed by Mother or Father, Brother,
Sister or Friend, for it enables them to enjoy the best of
music by the greatest artists and the most entertaining of
There's one of these instruments here at a price to suit
every purse?Victors from $15 to $100, Victor-Victrolas
from $15 to $200?and we will arrange easy terms if de?
Opposite we show two styles of the Victrola, the IV.
model at $15 and the beautiful XVI, model at $200. Stop
in at any time and we will gladly show you the other
styles, both of the Victors and Victor-Victrolas, and play
your favorite music.
We urge an early selection while stocks are complete.
Purchases laid aside for Christmas delivery if so desired.
Walter D. Moses & Co.
103 East Broad Street.
Oldest Music House in Virginia and North Carolina.
th? society or attending physician re?
ceives any salary or compensation.
The officers of the Tuberculosis Camp
Society are as follows' Edmund Strud
wlck. president; James O. Tinsley.
first vice-president; C. C. Pinckney.
second vice-president; Fred W. Scott,
treasurer; E. L Hasker. secretary; Dr.
E. C. Levy, chairman executive com?
mittee Directors?Mrs. John Skelton
Williams. Mrs. Hun.'don Cary. Mrs. T.
Crawtord Redd. James R. Goiffioa. Mrs.
A. S. Buford. Miss Ella Buek, ?3s W.
Hardwicke. R H Harwood, I. J Mat
cuse, Charles E. Brauer, Dr. Ennion O.
Williams. James O. Tinsley. Rev.
Thomas Pommes. Fred W. ScotL Miss
Frances B. Scott. Dr. John R. W-.eat,
Dr. C. R. Robblns. Miss N. J. Minor,
J. E. Phillips. Jr.. Dr. R. W. Miller. Dr.
E. C. Levy. C. C Pinckney. E. Strud
GRAND JURY NOT
REM 10 REPORT
[Special to Tbe Times-Dispatch.]
Bristol. Vs., December I.?The Rus?
sell grand Jury, which la Investigating
election ^regularities, is not expected
to make Its report until late In tho
week, as an adjournment was taken
Saturday until Wednesday. While Its
findings are as yet a matter of sur?
mise. It is currently reported that
evidence has been adduced that a cam?
paign fund of $8f'0 was used la that
county It Is Intimated that a num?
ber of indictments will bo returned
In this connection.
HEID ON CHARGES
Harry H. Palmer, Appointed
From Virginia, Will B< Tried
Philadelphia, Pa.. December ?.?
Harry H. Palmer, an assistant psy
m aster, last attached to the navy
transport Prairie, will be tried by
court-martial at ths nsvy yard here
on oharges of embezzlement, falsehood,
submitting fraudu.ent returns to the
Bureau of Supplies end Accounts and
inefficient performance of duty. He
has been detached from ths transport,
which reached here yesterday, and 'e
heid unoer close arrest.
The members of tbe court have been
selected and probably w'U be ordered
to proceed here Monday.
For several months the assistant
paymaster has been attached to the
Prairie, during which time he made
the trip with that vessel to Car, a ma
when iftO marines were taken there le
aaslst in queuing the Nicaragua n
revolution. Events prior to and during
this trip led te a formal charge of
embezzlsxnsBt by the Navy jjepart
Ths exact wording < the charge or
the amount involved could not be ob?
tained, but it la Intimated that charges
have been pressed more beca/use of the
fact of the defalcation than the actual
amount. It is an eatabllsred poilcy
of the Nary Department that no officer
shall be trle?j by court-martial un?
less evidence, submitter: previously to
a board mf Investigation, is of coos id
erab.e weight and strength.
It Is understood that the rigid h>
\e?'igatl<,B into tbe recant disclosures
regarding the * graft ? practiced by
rommlseery stewards of tho battle?
ships of the Atlantic fleet, led to e
llxaavugh examination of the eccounts
and business of all paymasters
Mr Palmer was appointed to the
pay corpa from Virginia. July IS. IKK.
Me h?s been attached t? the Prslrle
for two y?srs. end ?tood first In
the grode of ssslstant peymastere He
was to have be?n promoted. and
would have received Ms commission
aa pass-d a??'etant paymaster wlthia
a few months.
The members of the court to try hint
sre ls>Tr.aM^r McGill R Go Ida
boronah. Parmaater Robert !C Orr.
and Passed Assistant Paymaster J?hn
F. 0*Mara PMl^delphla. Commander
C, P. Morgan. Commander K It P?t
loch. Commander C F Preaton and
Lieateeaat-Commaniter Gilbert Chase
Paymaster wilpaie C rite te jedge
advocate 0" tbe court
Assistant PeTssestrr Frederick C
power A Bd has b?en Sets'-bed from the
Chester to -e?eve Mr Psimcr aa bv>arj
Iths 1 relria, i
MURDER OF STRANGER
Body of Unknown Man, With Bullet Hole in
Heart, Found in I.avineNear
rSpecial to The Times-Dispatch]
Raleigh. N. C, December S.?Com?
plete mystery envelop* tho discovery
of an unknown murdered man found
Saturday evening near Caraleigh. a
mill village south of the city, with a
bullet hole through his heart and an?
other through his left thigh. The body
was viewed during the by a la.ge num
it?*r of people, none of whom could
Identify the man. Coroner S. Ii. Parks
i communicated with the malters of a
suit of clothes the man was wearing,
which had the mark "John Hoggan'
Inside the breast pocket, and found
I that the suit was made to measure by
a Philadelphia firm, who shipped it to
Knight & Bilbo a, at Middlesex, on the,
Norfolk and Southern Railway, fox
, delivery to John Hoggan, Ifo KM
knows anything of John Hoggan
The dead man waa evidently a wall
dressed mechanic and it is believad
that he was shot to death and hie body
carried a long distance to the ravine,
where It was found half concealed in.
briars and an old bark sack, and with
an old suit case, a whiskey bottle and
pack of cards lying near.
A coroner's Jury may me impaneled
Monday or Tuesday to make special in?
vestigation, although Coroner S- K.
j Parks is as yet undecided about this.
Tho murdered man appears to havo
I teen about forty years old. and it is
thought that he must have been a
stranger seeking employment with tbe
Norfolk and Southern Railway force
near the city.
CARTER SAYS CHARGE
IS RESULT OF MALICE
Former Asheville Bank Presi?
dent, Under Indictment,
EXPECTS FULL EXONERATION
Report as to Amount and Extent
of *Transactions Grossly
Muskogee, Okla, De ?ember t ?J.>hn !
It Carter, former president of the1
American National Bank of A*h?v1l!e,
N. Cm Indicted yesterday at Greensboro
on the charge of misapplication of th. '
funds of the Institution, maintains hi.j
Innocence, declares the charge is the i
result of malice, ard says the only
question that ever came up betweer
himself snd associates tn the hink ti?
"an excess line of accommodation ex-j
tended to a corporation."*
Carter hsa been In Oklahoma for ]
several days as* Ist in,- In the organiza?
tion of a truat company.
"I know nothing of the so-cal!e !'
charges,*' Carter said, "but the re-port .
as to the amount and character of the .
transactions le grossly Incorrect. The I
only question that ever came trp be
tween me *nd ny associates wtta about .
an exoess line of accommodation ex- j
tended to a corporation in which 1
wag interested aa a stockholder The'
HO.oaj mentioned evidently r?fers to
tha* l!n? I put np my personal col-1
lateral to secure that, aad there has
not been an open question or an unset- I
tied Item between me and ths hank '
for nesvrly three years and I continued
to Uvs ta Aehevllle. I did not know
thet an Investigation was being mal'
Ths ohargea, I am certain, are brought
thronga rmvrtce of members of the
bank's board, srhoea I tried bo keep
out of the bank."
Carter said as organised the emm j
paay els rears ago aad owr.ed th* ma?
jor My of the slock. Its resigned tn
April. 1*10. he said, agalravt the wishes
of she directors, aad went to New York
for a while
etetesseet t?v I artev.
Aehev-Ule. ?t. C. Dscembee I ?John
H Carter, former president -he
Aasetiean """rational Rank, of this city.
In a telegraphic statement to the Ci.
sen to-night, declared thet f? '?
null aralnat htm by a Federal grand i
)sry at Qeeaashore rests-day w?r
ne>t an tndlcatlsn of guilt, and that t??
would he fallr eson#rat??d frcnr all
charges ef wilful wronrdntng i?
Daction with his managsment of the]
? ?? ?etil? ""?Ark
Mr Carter said In part
-Xeerly three rears hava elax*ed|
si rere she acts iimpksjsit ef it the g>
?ata. I have ometlnaed t-> resideI
tehevin?. and daring ehe eetrted
minutes were duly kept. Nowhere is
the minutes U there a criticism at a
penal nature. Tho official report to
the oomptrolier likewise contained bo
*T know that the present act ton
against me ts neither tosthrated nor
fathered by the bank or directors In
any offi-ial manner, and if these
charges against me are true, then ths
present officers and directors of the
bank have officially oonoeaJed and com?
pound-1 for a period of over two years
violations of the banking laws whtoh
it was their duty to disclose. But ie
is quite unthinkable that the present
officers and direotors of the American.
National Bank would atultlfy them?
selves for me or any one else. There?
fore. I ass?rt that the present proceed,
trig's a-ra.nst me emanate from unoffl
? irees. and are based upon claims
of a purely technical nature. I have
n away, nor do I Intend to do
Conferred With Floltoa.
Or- r.sboro. N. C. December ?.?4
i atted states District Attorney E. A,
Rettoa, lefcea shown the statement
mad* by John H. Carter at wsshugoa
to the .-ft" set that he did not know that
?vas being mads irtta
bis affairs, mads this comment
" "here must be some mistake about
that report, for in repeated oonfor
MMat 1 found Carter to be a very ks<
telligent man. He wms ttefore gaw
three times ta explain his connaothaai
with ths AshevUle bank. I sscnrSsS
him and his ae.torr.ey the privilege of
reading ths bill ot indictment epesa
Whisk the grand Jury reported yea-*
Carter also held several ooarsi-essees
with a E Raddert. the special gew
erasisat au seen tact who furalabsd faa
--. attorney the darts npoa wnfcsh
the Indictment waa beosd.
KtTIHDIX B1DLT DA? A OCT.
9 satis I Tellaksssi 1 Ftrea at Tara??
t:ree?ed ?? Deedk
red v dsmeg'ng the rasa KetakdJSa
when ehe ooeatd fire at a target
erected on the deck of ths old tat?
ea Friday la Cbeeepeske Bay. the
monitor Tallahassee r? turned to IVer
t. made of a new kind af
- was erected la the shape
of a turret. several chtckena east
?ern Irrprlsoned ia the turret,
f tn.-ee were toaed alive
.fter the shooting
~. Tallahassee u
? ?jit ? to bsvs torn a bag hate ta
; of the old raae. She win ha
towed hack ta the Xsetetk Idawy by
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