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THE COAL STRIKE IS
MUG 11 COLLAPSE The Men Are Returning to Work in Large Number. MARCH DID NOT TAKE PLACE ?ir.idge Jackson's Injunction Had Its Effect on the Agitators?Some of the Miners Without Provisions and no Strike Money. iSperl.il Dispatch to The Times.) RLUEFIELD. V,*. VA., ?lune 13.?The cea! strike is on its last pins. The agi? tators are discouraged nnd are preparing lo sneak away nn?l- leave tho deluded strikers, whom they have caused to lose their work and wages, to do thc best they ?an. The men are vacating the company's houses and some of thom are short of provisions, but tho particular agitator Who carries tho money is not in evidence. Every day tho ranks of those who work are being swelled by strikers who havo got enough of being fooled. To? day there were more men at work than on any previous day since the strike "began. COLLIERIES AT WORK. Nearly all of the operations were at work. Some of them loaded the u*-ual output.? McDowell coliiery. which Is making Some repairs, will start up Monday. The Greonbrier, heretofore idle, had tweKe or fifteen at work to-day putting the ?mine In shape to get down to work to jnorrow. On. Ci*ane Creek the Crystal Company wlll go to work Monday. Then every colliery in the field -??ill be at work. Most of the strike Is over. Monday all the Xnen will work. MEN DID NOT MARCH. The march scheduled to take place yes? terday did not come off. Quite a num? ber gathered ?at North Fork, but cither ?the sun was too fierce or the number too email and tho agitators called it off. The sweeping injunction granted by Judge Jackson, against. the strikers nt Farimont has had some effect in this fiele. It is thought that the marching ?feature -was abandoned for that reason. Mother Jones is one of those restrained by this Injunction. UNION MEN RETURN TO WORK IMany of Them Going Back in the Poca hontas Field?Outlook Improving. (Br Associated Tress.) ROANOKE. VA.. June 13.?The officials O? the Norfolk ana Western Railroad Ccrrpany to-day stated that the situation In the Pocahontas coal fields is improved ami the prospects for a resumption of wc-ik with full forces of miners are l?righter than at any time since the strike .was declared. There has been a gradual increase in the number of strikers returning to work during the week, and to-day one mine is working 100 more union men than on yesterday. The percentage of returning r-ien in this mine is larger than at the other operations, but all of them are mak? ing gains. Every operation heard from Is getting out some coal, and it is thought from what reports have come from the ?field?* that forty-five operations o?it of a total of forty-six are at work. The officials are of the opinion that the entire field will have resumed its normal con? dition by the middle of next week at the latest. Reports to the effect that out jside labor is being sought are confirmed, but it Is explained that at no time dur? ing Ihe year is the force sufficient to ireet the demand, and consequently there is no special significance attached to this action. Many of the men who have coin*.? to the field since the strike began were engaged a month ago. Practically all those returning to work arc union men. There have been no- i-eports of vio? lence, and none is expected. POSSIBLY MISTAKEN IDENTITY Peculiar Story of Two Men of Same Name and Appearance. A lady who keeps a boarding-house on TVYest Main Street telle a peculiar story which may be a case of double or mis? taken identity. For some months a gentlman connected with one of the local beneficial associa? tions had been boarding at her House with his wife. They had no children, and there had been some disagreement or ?misunderstanding which resulted in the ?wife leaving her husband about three Weeks ago. One evening he came home and found a note pinned on the pin cushion telling him that his wife had gone for all time. Before leaving the wife had stated that ber separation from her hushand was oc? casioned by the fact that one of her ?deai-est friends had taken from her the .affections of her husband. The husband at once left the house at which they had been boarding and a few days ago left Richmond, and has -not been heard from. The wife went t<> West \*irginia to live with relatives, but returned to Richmond yeslerdav to visit ber sister, who also lives on \Vest Main Street. A couple of weeks after the separation of husband and wife and their departure from the West-Main Street boarding house, a young man. strikingly like the busband in appearance, and who. stiange to say, gave the same name, called one ?night about 9 o'clock to see the lady of the house. The purpose of his visit", he Stated, was to inquire why she had been ?reporting that he was a married man. fTaken greatly by surprise, she replied ?that she had never made such a state Tncnt, as she never seen or bearvi of him before In her life. Upon this the young man dopart?xl. Report has it that the young lady who ?was i-eferred to by the wif?? as her" dear? est friend, who had stolen her husband's afTeetlona. was marri ?3d on Saturday and bas gone to Norfolk, but whether with the husband or the young man of the same same, strikingly like him in app?jarance. goes not yet appetar. It may be that the husband has all You Will Be Happy If Yon Are Well Paine's Celery Compound Bestows That Health and Vigor That Make Liv? ing a Pleasure. If you ar? ??ok nnd out-of-sorts in June, it is in your power to make yourself healthy, strong and happy. There is not the slightest reason why you should ko through the hot'summer weather feeling sickly, miserable, lan? guid and melancholic. 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Ivy., who. through sickness and suffering, was brought near the dark grave, writes as follows regard? ing his marvelous ov.ro: "I have been broken down in health and strength, nervous system shattered, kid? neys out of order, had nervous and trem? bling spells off and on for the last ten years. 1 have taken three bottles of your Paine's Celery Compound and ?all of the above-mentioned troubles have left me. and I can now do ?a good day's work. ? go .about my imsiness all day long and it don't worry me. and I now feel better than G have in ten year.??. ' I have a good appetite, nnd can cat and get around on foot ?as active as when I was a boy. My age is 6.*" years." along been a victim of a sad misunder? standing, and that the wife's dearest friend has nil along been interested, not in the husliand. but in his double. PROCTOR'S NOMINATION. Discussion Over it Consumes the Day in the Senate. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. June 13.?The Senate spent nearly the entire day in consider? ing the nomination of Captain William Crozier to be chief of th?* Bureau of Ord? nance. The principal speeches wore made by Senators Cockrell and Proctor, the former favoring confirmation and the lat? ter opposing that course. Senator Proctor declared that under the law General Crozier was ineligible. He aJso referred to the fact that G????ral Crozier is the patentee of the Buffington Crozier gun carriage, and he and others who stood with him asserted that no offi? cer possessing such an interest should be put at the head of a bureau which controls the use of such patents. Senator Cockrell said the appointment had been made because of the exceptional fitness of General Crozier for the position, and that he was in every way, person? ally and professionally, worthy of the compliment which th?? appointment im? plied. Senators Warren. Foraker and Harris, also defended General Crozier. No action was taken to-day. General Crozier's confirmation is generally con? ceded by his opponents. Air. Tillman. of South Carolina, pre? sented some of the advantages of sup? plying metal mail boxes for rural free ?ielivery. and showed to tho Senate a sample box of sheet steel which could be purchased for forty-nine cents. Boxes now supplied by private individuals cost from $1.25 to *.": each. Such a price, he said, was a serious burden upon the farmers. Already $7,500,000 a year was paid for rural delivery of mail, and he believed such rural delivery would expand until it exceeded the cost of city mail de? livery. SOUTHERN SCHOLARSHIPS. Miss Ryland Gets One in Teachers' Col? lege, Columbia University. (Br Associated I'r.'ss.) NEW YORK. June. 13.??Dean Russell, of Teachers" College. Columbia Universi? ty, announced to-day the appointment of the following persons to Southern schol? arships: Mary Grace Venable. Asheville N. C. : Marion Garnett Ryland. Richmond, Va.; Julia Marshall Raines, Columbus, Ga,; Annie Linton, Athens. Ga.; Elizabeth Avery Cotton. Campbellsville, ??., and Bruce Ryburn Payne. Durham. N. C. These scholarships have been given for tlie year 30?2-?3 by V. Everi t Macy, Georjre Foster Peabody and John Crosby Brown, New York city. They are of the ?-alue of ~,'*00 each. Upwards of 200 ap? plications were received during the month of May from teachers in all parts of the South. The successful candidates were chosen from an eligible list of 310 names. Two of the appointees will specialize i7i manual training, one. in primary teach? ing and three normal school or adminis? trative work. Visible Supply of Cotton. (By Associate?! Press.) NEW ORLEANS, June. IS.?Secretary Hester's statement of the world's visible supply of cotton, issued to-day, shows the total visible to be 2.S11.949 against 2,953.031 last week and 3,044.984 last year. Of this the total of American cotton is "--57,949 against 3.?W4.033 last week and 1,993,984 last year, and of all other kinds, including Egypt. Brazil. India, etc., 954, 000 against 9S9.000 last week and 1.0S9.000 last year. Of the world's visibly supply of cotton, there is now afloat and held in Great Britain and Continental Europe, 3.6S9.0O0 ?against 3,121,000 last year; in "Egypt, 101. 000 against 155.000 last year; in India, 505. OOfi against 615,000 last year,.xand in the United States. 537.(t00 against 754,000 last year. Professor Epes to Retire. (By Associated Press.) NEWPORT NEWS. VA.. June 3.?Prof. ?. H. Epes. who for seven years has been principal of the Central City School, an? nounces that he will not ask for the place again, but will be connected nexl y?ar with a school for young ladies. Prof. Epes is a brother of the late Con? gressman Sidney Epos, and is one of the best known educators in the State. SUNTO VISIT E Frequent Emissions of Black Steam from Craters. CONDITIONS NOT REASSURING The Volcano of Kilonea of Hawaii Has Broken Loose Again and Flames and Smoke are Rising From the Crater?Light Earthquakes. (Rv Associate?? Press.? KINGSTOWN. ISLAND OF ST. VIN? CENT, June 11-?Fleet Surgeon Isaac H. Anderson, of the British navy, and the Scientific Commission appointed by the Royal Society lo investigate the volcanic disturbances here, arrived at Kingstown yesterday and left to-day for Chateau Bela ir. intending to ascend the Soufri?re j volcano when possible. The general feeling of anxiety has not iibated. There has been no bad eruption since May 30th. but tho appearance of tfae volcano is not reassuring. There are frequent emissions of black steam. AMERICAN SCIENTISTS. Thc. American scientists. Professor Ed? mund O. Hoyey. assistant curator of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and George C. Curtis, of Har vard University, made another ascent of the Soufri?re, from the e-ast. Monday last. They heard the rumbling of boiling water in the old crafen when half a mile off; waited unti! the fog cleared and found the southeast crater quiescent. The old ridge that used to run from the saddle to the bottom of the crater remains. There is no w.ater in this crater. The Americans did not venture to ap? proach the old crater. NOT LIKE VESUVIUS. Professor Hovey says that apparently, the crater of the 1S12 eruption took no part in the recent outbreak and so far as he and Mr. Curtis could see. no stream*; of molton rock, like those which issue from Mount V?rsuvius, have flowed, only superheated steam, lava, ashes, etc., having been thrown out. Kilunea in Eruption. (Correspondence of the Associated Press.) HONOLULU, June 6. via San Francisco. June 13.?The volcano Kilauea. of Hawaii, has broken loose again, ac? cording to a. report received to-day by steamer. Flames and sm?.ike are rising above the crater. The outbreak took place June 3d and up to the time of the last report from Hawaii, dated yester? day, it was still continuing. The out? break has been foreshadowed for tnany days by an increase over the normal vol? ume of smoke coming from the crater. There also have been slight earthquakes. No eruptions of lava or ashes have taken place. HI STEELE AGAIN. The Famous Insane Convict is Captured in Tazewell County. (Special Dispatch to The Time?:.) TAZEWELL. VIRGINIA. June 13.? Late yesterday afternoon Deputy-Sheriff R. S. Gillespie. and Constable Charles Steele brought to this place and lodged in jail H. Steele, the noted negro crim? inal and escaped convict, who in 1S97 was sent from this county to the penitentiary to serve a term of ten years for tlie mur? der of a negro woman. Sometime after he was taken to Rich momi he was adjudged a lunatic and was sent to the hospital for insane negroes at Petersburg, Ya., from whence he made his escape about a year ago. Since then he has been seen several times in this county. Some days ago the authorities at this place were notified that he was in Ward's Cove, in the west-end of this county, at the home of his father and was armed with a shot-gun and was threatening and terrorizing the citizens of that commu? nity. Upon this information the officers above mentioned went to arrest him and found him hiding at the place mentioned; but being approached by mem and in? formed tnat he was wanted he made no resistance, but quietly submitted to be? ing arrested and was handcuffed and brought here. There is considerable doubt as to whether he is insane, and many are inclined to believe that he is not. Certainly he is a very dangerous character and the citizens are glad that he is again in the custody of the offi? cers. - Political Notes. The Clav Ward Actives will hold a reg? ular meeting at Belvidere Hall to-night. Only routine business will be transacted. Captain John Lamb nnd Mr. Jefferson Wallace will meet in joint debate at Rock ville, in Hanover, to-night. They will meet at Goochland Courthouse on Mon? day. OBITUARY. Miss Coro Busby. Mis? Cora Busby died at the Home for Incurables at 5:30 o'clock yesterday after? noon. The funeral will take place from the Home at 6 o'clock this afternoon. Charles W. Reynolds. Mr. Charles W. Reynolds, formerly of Richmond, died at Newport News vester? day. The funeral will take plaec from the Main-Street Station at 10 A. M. to? day. The interment will be in Hollywood. ?J. R. Whitehead. (Special Dispatch tri The Times.) CHATHAH, VIRGINIA. June 13.-Mr. J. R. wnitehcad died at nls home here about f. o'clock this morning. He had been a sufferer from Brighfs disease Tor more than a year, and was taken woise not many days ago. but arose this morn? ing and began dressing, when ha became very weak, ad laying down, ????.?? in a very weak, and laying down, expired in Mr. Wbitehea?! was rear?l ?? the coun? ty about twelve miles from this place, and for a number of years was engaged in mercantile business at Warm Springs. | He was elected County Treasurer in 1S79. succeeding himself in that office four suc? cessive terms, and was defeated by G. H. Vaden, the incumbent, in 1S95, after which he retired to this mercantile business which he established here during his early years as Treasurer, and enjoyed a large and lucrative business. In 3900 he ran as independent candidate for Congress from this (the Sixteenth) district, being defeated by Claude A. Swansoh, the incumbent of that office. ?Mr. Whitehead then retired from busi? ness life as the malady was slowly doing its doadly work and the last several months of his life were spent in his home. For several years while Treasurer he served as Chairman of the Democratic party of the county. He is survived by a widow, five sons. Senator Joseph Whitehead, Messrs. J. J.. J. P., R. D., and William Whitehead, four daughters, Mrs. F. B. Watson, Jr.. Misses Nannie and Elhel, all of this place and Cllncy Whltehead, of Balti? more. Md. One sister, Mrs. Peter Booth, of Roan? oke county and two brothers, now livin out west. Mr. Whltehead was nearing his fifty-eighth mile-post in life. He v.as a deacon in the Baptist church and for a number of years superintendent of the Sund.iy-school. The funeral will take place from the residenci at P. M. Satur? day and the interment will be in the Village Cemetery. C. W. Reynolds. (?Special Dispatch to The Timos.) NEWPORT NEWS, VA., June 13.? Charles Warring Reynolds, one of the best-known and most honored citizens of the city, died this morning at 10 o'clock. ?.g?-d forty-one years, after a lingering illness of Briglit's disease, complicated with other maladies. Brief funeral ser? vices will be held at the residence to? morrow, after which the remains will be taken to Richmond for interment in Hollywood Cemetery. Mr. Reynolds came here from Richmond many years ago and entered the service of the Chesapeake and Ohio, later joining the staff of the Merchants' and Miners' Transporatioh Company, with whom he was engaged for the. last five years of his life. Ho leaves a widow and two children. Charles Price and Anne Holmes. There are three brothers, John D. Reynolds. of New York; R. M. and L. B?. Rey? nolds, of this city. He also leaves a sister. Mrs. Fred Allen. The deceased was always prominent in politics hero and was for a long time secretary of the City Democratic Executive Committee. He was a member of the First Presby? terian Church. Mrs. Adelaide Doyne. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) FARMVILLE. VA., June 13.?Mrs. Ade? laide Doyne, widow of the late John Doyne. a widely known and highly es? teemed lady in Farmville, died very sud? denly at the home of her step-son. Mr. XV. T. Doyne. this afternoon, aged eighty one years. Mrs. Doyne was apparently in ?jod health up to about ten. minutes before she expired. Her death was due to rheumatism of the heart. ?DOUt twelve months atro- her onl*- sis? ter, Mrs. Augusta Sheffield, of New York, who was visiting relatives ?at Burkeville, Va., died very suddenly in that place. The funeral and burial services will | take place Sunday from the house, con? ducted by Rev. S. II. Thompson, of the Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a consistent member. Miss Lucy Catesby Lewis. f?5*-.oCfrl nisnatch to T'*<- Times.) BISCOE, VA.. June 12?Miss Lucy Cates? by Lewis, died on Wednesday, the 11th. at Sunny Side, tho family residence, rear Miller's. Kssex county. Miss Lewis had been ill for some weeks, so her death was not unexpected, but as she ha.d resisted the disease thus far the doctor? thought sho would recover. She was the daughter of the late Mr: Thomas Lewis, and his wife. Nancy La tano. of Mansfield. Miss I>ewis leaves four sisters and seven brothers, and a large circle of rela? tives and friends. She will be buried in the cemetery at St. Paul's, which church she has lived and attended from her infancy. Death of ari Infant. ? ?-.nodal Dispatch to Tho Times.) BEDFORD CITY. June 13.?The infant child, aged one year, of Mr. and Mrs. Orton Goodo. of North Carolina, died suddenly Wednesday at thc home of its grand? father. Mr. T. R. Goode, whom they were visiting, from convulsions. The inter? ment took place this morning at Long wood Cemetery, the services being con? ducted by Rev. R. B. Scott. Mrs. Elizabeth Emory. iSncoir.l Dlsriar-h to The Times. 1 PETERSBURG. VA.. June 13.?Mrs. Elizabeth Emory, aged fiS years, died at her residence, on Bollingbrook Street, this evening. Mrs. Emory hnd been in feeble health for many months, and her death was not unexpected. One son, Mr. Wil? liam V. Emory, survives her. Mrs. James Michie. (Snecial Dispatch to Thc Times.) GREENWOOD DEPOT. ?'?.. June 13.? Mrs. James Michie died at her home. Blair Park. Albemarle county, yesterday. She had been ill for several weeks still her death was a shock to her famiiy and friends. She was buried at Em? manuel Church this afternoon at 5 o'clock. W. L. Butts. ("Special Dispatch to The Times.) PETERSBURG. VA., June 13.?W. L. Butts, aged seventy-eight years, died late to-night. He retired from business and had been almost an invalid for the past two years. He leaves a wife. Funeral Services. The funeral of Mr. John J. Crutchfield, Jr., took place from Park Place Metho? dist Church yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment was made in Holly? wood. Tho funeral of Mr. ?. P. Adams, the old gentleman who was killed Thursday beneath the wheels of a Seaboard Air Line engine, took place yesterday morning from his late home on Bacon Street at 9 o'clock, the Rev. J. A. Sullivan officiat? ing. Interment was in the family bury ing-ground on Brook Roafl. The funeral of Mrs. Y?'innie Clark, who died at her home, 31$ South Pine Street, Thursday night, will be from St. Peter's Cathedral this morning at 9:30 o'clock. . j.-, ?. .?* DEATHS. REYNOLDS.?Died. Friday. June 13. 1902, at Newport News. CHARLES REY? NOLDS, formerly of Richmond. Funeral from Chesapeake and Ohio, Main-Street Station, at 10 A. M. TO? DAY (Saturday). Interment in Holly? wood. BUSBY.?Died, at the Home for Incur? ables. June 13th, at 5:30 o'clock, Miss CORA BUSBY. Funeral TO-DAY (Saturday) at 6 o'clock from the Home for Incurables. LAST MEETING OF THE COUNCIL Considerable Transacted at Last Night's Session. BELL'S PETITION WITHDRAWN Expert Accountant Submits His Report as to Maury Cemetery?"Blue Jeans " to Play?Man? chester Briefs. Manchester Bureau. Richmond Times, No. H?32 Hull Street. The last regular session , of what has been and is yet known as the City Coun? cil was held last night in the Council Ch.tmber, with eight members ipresent. There will be a called meeting of this body on the 27th, but no other regular meeting. The meeting was in session from 8 until after 11 o'clock, transacting all necessary business, so the new bodies Board of Aldermen and City Assembly would have their hands free when they begin enacting laws. The first business transacted was the reading of the Expert City Accountant's report for the year. Mr. Sutton, In the report, called attention to the hooks of the cemetery, and s.tid there could be a better system inaugurated. In in? specting them he foun?. that there were some names of parties buried in the ceme? tery which did not appear on the books of the Board of Health. The case was also vice versa. This is accounted for as follows: Parties?mostly colored?will go to the president of the Board of Health and secure a certificate of death to be presetned to the keeper of the cemetery After obtaining this, the body would be interred in another burying-ground. Th? name would appear on the records of the Board of Health, while the keeper of the cemetery would never know anything of it It was suggsted, and made a. part of the ordinance passed last, night, to have the certificate of death awarded by the Board of Health to the keeper of the cemetery returnable to the hoard after the inter? ment of tne body. The undertaker in charge will be neld responsible for tnis rtv?rn. i STREET COMMITTEE. The Street Committee expended for the past month $413.03, in permanent improve? ments. The application of Judge Hancr. of the Richmond and Petersburg electric line, to defer paving a part of the Turnpike until the city had paved its part, was reported upon favorably by the Street Committee, but met a stumblin block in the.shape of Mr. ??. ?. Bradley. Mr. Bradley objectea to the wording of the application. The matter will go to tho Street Com? mittee again, which will meet at the spot and look into the question. The amend? ment to tho ordinance granted to Messrs. Woodward & Sons, the wording of which is "One of which spurs may cross Fourth Street into the lumber yards on the West side of Fourth Street between Stockton and Everett Street." was taken up. As there was no blue print of the proposed spur, Mr. Bradley kept the body waiting for some time in making an argument against the rerommondntion. It was pass.jd with this proviso, that the blu. print should be recorded in the _.ity En? gineer's office. WITHDREW PETITION. The Southern Bell Telephone Company withdrew its request for a. temporary franchise to erect poles on Eighth Street. As the company have no franchise now and are operating their lines in the city. Mr Abbott a*fked"if their present franchise suited them. Work on Stockton Street in front of (he Baptist Church was ordered to be done. Thirtsenth Street from Perry to Railroad will be paved ?it once, "or as soon as is practicable. One side of the street is to be paved all the way. while from Semmos to the Railroad is to be guttered. The paving of the. square between Porter and Bainbridge on Twelfth was ordered done. This will cost about .*?120. The Thirteenth Strcot work will cost on an aggreg.ate of $1,500. Mr. Bradley met with a rod hot ?prepo? sition when he asked that Thirteenth Streikt work have priority over that on Stockton Street. Mr. Wakerield lives In First Ward and he at once pricked up his ears, and macie a short talk, car? rying his point. The fine of $20 imposed upon W. T. Johnson, colored undertaker, for burying a body without the proper certificate from the Board of Heallh, was ordered to be remitted. There was a request from the president of the board asking this, as it seems that the error was unintentional. The Election Committee had a report to make relative to the payment of the bills of Registrars Pickett. of the Sec? ond Ward, and Porter, of the Fourth. These bills ?are for copying new books. Ten dollars for the white book and the same for the colored. The whole matter was referred back to the committee, to come un again in a better shape. All other bills were paid. The ordinance presented September 13. 3G?01. by Mr. J. T. Abbott for the Maury Cemetery, was passed last night. From time to time this ordinance has been postponed and when it was called last night, there was no opposition or argu? ment; just the motion to adopt was put and carried unanimously. The cemetery now has water supply there being plugs down on the railroad, near the large fac? tories there and leading up to the ceme? tery. BASE-BALL TO-DAY. The "Blue Jeans," assisted by their mascots, will endeavor to defeat a team of young people from the Richmond Lo? comotive Works this afternr.-on. The ??!__?_2? ?..^?--j-.?-?__'--<??'*?.??*._? ? _.__?___,?????..?? Forest Hill Park. There is so much in? terest manifested that extra cars will b?? furnished to accommodate the crowd. Richmond crosses bats with Petersburg this afternoon in the latter city. The game is scheduled for 4:30 P. M. The "Blue Jeans'' will play the Pc-ntiacs. from Richmond, next Saturday. Base? ball is becoming fashionable in the city at the present time. There are many nines,' yet the "Blue Jeans" are appar? ently the most favorable of all. CHIMNEY COLLAPSED. The collapse of a chimney of the house situated at No. 1106 Hull Street yesterday morning com-getely wrecked the build? ing. Mrs. E. G. Crlchet. who with-her family occupies the upper floor, had a narrow escape from instant death. As it happened, she was in tho rear room, an?! the force of the chimney falling did not affect this as it did the front of the building. The building was formerly used o> Moore brothers as a printing office, they having moved but last week. What was the direct cause of the collapse seems to be a mystery, further than that there was some defect in the building, which all at once toppled over. ' The ground floor is a complete wreck. It is hardly likely that the building will be repaired, it seeming more probable that a new one will be erected on the site. A CURIOSITY. Petrified wood has been found in Man? chester. An enbankment being cut down near the corner of Tenth and Hull Streets is the spot where the petrified piece of timber was found. A young gentleman walking through the place yesterday saw a peculiarly shaped object, and picking it up discovered that it was a petrified piece of wood. The piece found is evidently a part of a limb of a tree. Captain Lipscomb looked at it and said he thought it to be a piece of p<ilm tree. This was' the opinion of Judge William I. Ciopton. who also made a minuti? investigation of the object. This embankment is being cut down for the purpose of making bricks, anrl the earth has been dug away until about twenty feet below the level of the ad? joining land has been removed. The finning of the wood, petrified as it ?va.?. c.iuserl some interest among the older people. DIDN'T HAVE CERTIFICATE. Before Mayor Maurice yesterday Vf. I. Johnson and Company, colored under? takers, were fined $20 for burying a body without the proper certificate from the president of the Board of Health. It seems that when the negro died the undertakers buried the body without first consulting the Board of Health or the physician who attended him. and for this they were fined. The fine was paid. Mr. Upton Robertson, a nephew of Mr. Stanley, and Mr. J. C. Robertson, of Manchester, and a well-known young man, now of Savannah, was stricken with paralysis at the home of his mother in Amelia county this week. He is reported to ho speechless. Mr. Robertson lived for some time in Manchester, where he made many friends. FAILED TO CONNECT. There Is vague rumor to th?3 effect that two gentlemen and one lady were held up near Forest Hill Park last Sat? urday. Rumor seems to be the only element in the story. It is reported and made public, in the press, that two men. either white or negroes, it matters little, jumped at the bridle of the horse, which was being ridden by a young man, and ordered him to halt. The young man. struck his horse, knocking the would be- robber over, when they all escaped. Bullets cut the air. around their heads. b"ut none of the party lost any locks of hair, by the leaden missiles This seems sti-ange. To make It a better story, the young laily should have been dragged from the buggy, and then rescued by the men. SUCH BAD BOYS! A certain newspaper man in Man? chester, working on an afternoon paper is having trouble with two cherry trees which he has in his rear yard. Not with the trees is he having so much trouble, however, as with the boys, who persist in gathering cherries. There are at present only about eleven cherries on the tree, and these hang on one of the highest branches. Threats of arrest coi?i t f.r naught. Boys will be boys. Rev. E. V. Baldy expects to have a spe? cial service at Bainbridge-Strect Baptist Church on next Sunday morning for peo? ple advanced in years. All persons of 50 years eld an?l upwards are spetially and ?affectionately invited to attend this service and hear a special sermon preach? ed by the pastor addressed to those" who by the Divine Providence, have passed the period of middle age and are tendir.~ towards the evening of life. People of all ages will no doubt be interested in this special service and all are cordially invited. A BLIND PREACHER. The colored people of Manchester and other cities, who have been trying to or? ganize a church where the old Central Methodist now is, have prepared a splen? did programme for Sunday, at which time the question will be definitely de? cided upon. This is the programme pre? pared : Sunrise P?ayer Meeting con?lucted by the Old Veterans of the Cross. 0 A. M.?Christian Love Feast, conduct? ed by the Blind Preacher from Washing? ton. D. C. It A. M.?Sermon by Rev. Foard. th* blind preacher, the wonder of the twen? tieth century. 3 P. M.?Sermon by the pastor, subject. "It's not what we are now but what w-e shall be." S"P. M?Sermon by Rev. Foard. the blind man. Meetings will be held there during the week bv a blind preacher. CLOSED YESTERDAY. The fifth session of Mrs. E. Howlett Trainum's school closed yesterday with a picnic at Forest Hill. The fol? lowing children received honors: Intermediate Department?First Honor Grace Gibbs. Hilda Day. Margaret Sims. Ruth Latham, Ellen Goode. Ella David? son. Curtis Gibbs. Nellie Horner. Sec? ond Honor?Heinz Lottn^r. Vernon Brad? shaw, Charlie Taylor. Zeila Koons. Primary Department?First Honor?El? len Phillips. Sherwood Simmons. May Ledfcrd. Gladys Robinson. Florence Sims. Lewellyn Lewis. Second Honor?Grover Donald. Cailton J?-nki:is. PERSONALS AND BRIEFS. Mr. Albert Cheape. of Charlottesville. is visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. R. T Minor, on Forter Street. Miss Alice Reed, of Danviile, Is the guest of Miss Norma Lithgow, at Eleventh and Porter Streets. There will be a Japanese wedding at Leader Hall Wednesday night, under the auspices of the ladies of Meade-Memorial Church. Tho wetlding will be in cos? tumes, interesting and instructive. There will be several musical specialties ren? dered by the young people of Manches? ter. Miss Mollie B-iird. of Swansboro. is re? ported to be slightly better to-day. The Sunbeam Society ?>? Clopton Street Baptist Church meets Sundav after? noon at 3:30 o'clock. A . pretty pro? gramme has been arranged for thc oc? casion, and the public is invited. REDS BEAT GITS BYCLOSE GAME The Brooklyns Defeated by St. Louis, and Chicago Shut Out by the Phillies. Cincinnati, 7; New York, 5. NEW YORK, June 13.?Cincinnati de? feated New York io-da.v In a slow tus? sle, in which both sides played poor ball: Score: Cincinnati .2 0 0 2 3 2 <f 0 0?7 10 2 New York .? ? o 2 0 2 0 0 0?5 11 2 Batteries?Hahn and Bergen: Sparks. Mathewson and Bowerman. Time?2:03. Umpires?- ^?vers and Brown. Attend? ance?2.70*). St. Louis, 4; Brooklyn. 3. (P.c Associated Prca.) NEW YORK. June 13.?The Brooklyns were defeated by St. Louis to-day. Or.eil kept the home hits well scattered while the visitors bunched their hits. Score: R. H. B. St. Louis.000200110-4 8 3 Brooklyn..100000020?3 ? 3 Batteries: j. Oneil ?and M. Oneil; Kit son. Donovan and Ahearn. Time. 2:00. Umpire. O'Day. Attendance. 1.200. Philadelphia, 4; Chicago, 0. PHILADELPHIA. June 13? Philadel? phia took the first game from Chicago to-day. Both White and Taylor were very effective. Score: R. ?. E. Philadelphia. . . .2 ? ? l 0 0 o 1 *?4 10 1 Chicago.OOOOOOOOO-fl 5 5 Batteries: White and Dooin; Taylor and Chance. Time. 1:30. Umpire, Emelie. Attendance 1.16S. Eastern League. Newark. 4; Providence. 7. Jersey City. 4; Worcester. T. Other games postponed. North Carolina League. Newbern. 5; Charlotte, 3. Wilmington, 5; Greensboro. 1. Raleigh, d; Durham 4 (11 innings). American League. Chicago 9. Boston 0. Batlimore 4. Detroit 0. Philadelphia 6, Cleveland t Washington 11, St. Louis 1. Southern League. Memphis. "; Birmingham. 2. Shreveport. 6: Nashville. ?S. New Orleans, d; Atlanta, 4. Little Rock. 7: Chattanooga, College Games. Brown. 5; University of Pennsylva? nia. 12. Gentlemen's Driving Park. (By As#o?*iato?l Press.) BALTIMORE,. June 13.?Results at Gentlemen's Driving Park: 2:1S trot? Roherta, won: Millard Saund? ers. second. Best time. 2:17 1-4. 2:23 pace?Captain, won: the Spaniard, second. Best time. 2:16 1-4. Special trot?Deltha. won: Grant F., second. Tim?-?. 2:20 1-2. Telegraphic Brevities. WASHINGTON.?The Pres.der.t to-day signed the rivers and harbor bill. Refuse Bell a Charter. (Special Plorateli fo Tho Times.) ? CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA.. June 13 The City Council refused last nkht to grant a charter to the Southern Bell Telephon?? and Telegraph Company to do business in Charlottesvilie. Edward O. McCue. brother of Mayor McCue. was elected police justice, vice Alonga Wingfield. and E. I. Carruther was ?host-n city au<litor. to succeed Hans ford Wills, resigned. Dr. Witherspoon's Plans. Rev. Dr. Jero Witherspoon. pastor of the Grace Street Presbyterian Church, is engaged to occupy the pulpit of the Classon Avenue Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn. N. Y.. *n the 27th of July He has also consented to deliver an ad? dress to the Central Branch of the V. M. C. A. of Brooklyn at 4 P. M. on the same day. CHESTERFIELD COAL Inhabitants Rejoice Over Early Opening of the Mines. (Special Dispatch to The Times ) MIDLOTHIAN. VIRGINIA. June 13. ?There is rejoicing at Midlothian and tha surrounding country, to know that the coal mines at this piace are going to re? sume operations at once. This basin ot coal extends thirty miles from north tc south, and ten miles west. At no point In this thirty miles has the seam of coal been penetrated three-fourths of a mile from, the eastern out crop going west, sc it can be easily seen that this basin of ccal is in its Virgin state. It has been mined at different piaces in the basin fifty feet thick. This basin is thirteen miles from th?? city of Richmond and Manchester with the population of 120.1?) inhabitants and als?> ihe same distance from deep water. The Southern Railroad passes through this basin and uses a Large quantity of ccal. Heretofore this coal basin has been operated on the antiquated style. It is to be hopod in the future that the more modern devices will be adopted. The Senate. (By Associate.1 Pre*>s.) WASHINGTON. Jim?? 13.?During the greater part of to-day's session the Sen? ate was engaged in the transaction of executive business, the nomination of Capt. Crozier to be chief of ordinance of tho army being the particular subject un? der consideration. PARKER'S HAIR BALSAM Cleasxu ct -??--? Q>. **atr PrtM? OC?? ? BBBB?gpe g~0~ri?k Srv?r ??? ?? B*?toi II Om_ li__r t? ft? To-ikf-I Oslar. Cur?-? rrup ?Hwno-i * nm_t MU-B ?*a_?o--_l--_t Dnndtt A DAINTY. DELICIOUS, 8REAKFAST FOOD- RELISHED BY OLD AND YOUNG ALIKE.