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MOViHG THE HYGEIA The Revenue Collector Close After Leo Schultz. CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING But if That Charge Does Not Hold He Will Be Tricd on Another?Con tracts for Fine Buildings in Newport News?Gossip. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) NEWPORT NEWS. VA.. July 30.?Col nnel George \. Keeler, managvr of the Did Point Hotels returned this moruuig from New York where he had a confer race with Ihe owner. but ho refuscd to give out any statement regarding the fompllcation in the bidding lor the Hy gtia property, which is to be removed by order of the government The Balti? more svndicale, headed by George A. Dubrevil, and clalming to be the highest ludder for the property, will fight in the courts any attempt to award the con trnct to the Newport News syndicate beaded by James Burrill. CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING. Leo Schultz, who was arrcsted last right with a lot of unstamped cigars alleged to be in his possrssion. supposed to have been obtained from the German crulser Vincta. was before United States Commissioner A. C. Garrett this morning and was sent on to the Federal grand jury on the charge of smuggling. He vas released on ball in tho sum of JoOO. furnished bv J. W. RolHson. Deputv Internal Revenue Collertor Charles,"of this district, notilied the com eioner that If Schultz could not be con Mcted of smuggling, he would have him tried on ihe charge of violating the in? ternal revenue laws in regard to un etamped cigars. _ _ LARGE BUILDING CONTRACTS. Contracts wero awarded to-day to HolUclaw Bros.. the Hampton contrac tors for erecting two large brick build? ings' on Washington Avenue, one for Frank Darling, to cost $23,000; the other lor T. C. Coleman, to cost $18,500. Powell Bios. also let the contract this morning for gradlng and otherwise lmproving a new i ? sldence section own^d by thom in East E;:d. The grading will cost about ;:?.;?"> and the granolithic sldewalks about J?.000 more. The plare will be sewered. The ten acre tract adjoining, owned by the samo people. is also being improved ln a similar fashion. Dr. James F. BiTant and Hon. H. L. Maynard each nddressed meetings here to-ni^ht. Owing to the inclemency of the weather. the attendance was not as large as nnticipated, but in both cases there was a good deal of enthuslasm. NO 1NDICTMENT. The Warwlck grand jury was unable to ?eoure BUfflcIent evidence to indiet George Didder and David Gilliam. charged with being implicated in the. supposed mur der of Fred Tinsley. the man who was twice hanired in the. woods near New? port News soi-crnl months ago. etoocUluf emfw,vp shrdlu etaoin bgqkjp PROPERTY GONTEST A Family House Party at Congressman Swatison's Home. (Pporlal Disiiateh to The Timr>s.) CHATHAM, VA., July 30.?The case of Muse vs. Finney, which has been pending in the Circuit Court for more than a year, was compromised last week by Messis. J. H- and W. T. Muse laking all lands in PTUsylvania coun? ty and Mrs. Finney lands in Frank lylin county. Mrs. Finney is a widow Df the late Ma.ior Finney, of this coun? ty. and all of his property was willed to' her. which was contested by Messrs. ,1. H. and W. T. Muse. with results as nbove stated. Mr. Zachary Adkins, of this place, has Invented an attachment for use on bed Bleads ln raising and lowering invalids without touching the person. The de vlce is worked by a foot-pressure lever with small exenion. The condition of Rev. Henry Petty re? mains at one thing, and is now very ?"riouF. His sense of hearing has gone nnd his eyes are rapidly failing. His case is pitlful in the extreme. Mrs. Addie D. Lyons and daughter, Miss lyoulio, of Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Bohrmer, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mr. \V. Douglas Dean, of Atlanta, Ga.. are fruests of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Swanson. Major J. H. Hargrave. Jr.. returned en Tuesday from a business trip of sev? eral days 1o Hiekor;-. N. C. The house and lot adjoining Mrs. YC. R. Collie, on South Main Street, was on Saturday. July 26th, privately sold to Mr. R. b. Whltehead for $3,300. DOWN IN DIXIE Louisa's Amateur Actors Cover Them selves With Dramatic Glory. (Special Plgpatcli to The Times.) LOUISA. VA.. July 30.?"Down in Dixie," the war dra.ma played here last night by the Louisa amateur troupe. made a decided hit an,d was a complete niccess financially. The receipts at the _*>or and from the sale of refreshmonts ran up to a total far beyond the most *anguine expectations, and will push. the Confederate monument fund up to a high notch. as every dollar will go. to that worthy and patriotic cause. The intensity with which this stirring drama has been looked forward to was nttested by the large audience gathered to witness it last night. The clever and exoiting tale was enhanced by splendid Bcenery, and tho realism of the skir ral*h scene and hand-to-hand confiicts with the swords, carbines and plstols and the rescue from Libby prison. "Down in Dixie" is a most successful war play. There is not an episode nor a slngle lne in all of the four acts that could he construed by the"" most uncom promlsing partlsan as offensive to the North or to the South. It deals with the Civil War, but tho chief oharacters are those of altogether lonely women, nnd the locale of the pieco Js in Washington and amid Virginia houses, with all their beauty and attractlveness. The chief in terest ln the play jp a |0ve interest, which ls not men ly strong, but vital, and the reooncillatlon at last of a handsome, brave, taUant and true officer of a Fed? eral regiment with a patriotic Southern girl is a happy culmination that is sure to send the audience awav well content ed. ln the east Mis. George E. Black, nee Miss Martha Wdford Porter, as Mrs. Dusenberry. a business woman. plaved her part to perfection, and. being one of the most beautiful women in the South, ls & very decided aco.uisition to the com? pany. Mrs. J. H. Pfflidleton. nce Miss Mamle Porter, as Helen Trovoir. has a part that fnakes great demand on her emotional tualities. The rol? is admirably suited *o Mrs. P#-ndleton's methods and per gonality and she makes tho most of her ?pportunitlcs. There are many great nituations in the play which are made Intense by the profound sinrerity and the rlch womanlike passion of this actress. Miss Edna Keene as Molly Martin had a One opgortunlty for the dlsplay of her charmlng comedy metho<ls and her work fhows that she must have studicd the HOPELESS CASES. When the doctor leaves and says the case is hopeless, what remains to be done ? Nothine, if the doctor's word is finaL Much, ii you will listen to the statements of men and women who were once "hopeless cases " given up by doctors, and -who were perfectly and permanently cured uy the use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. Nothing is mcre sure than that thousands of men and women with jdiseascd lungs, obstinate coughs, hemorrhage, ema ciation and night sweats, have been restored to perfect health by tne use of the " Discov? ery." Will it cure you ? It has cured in ninety-eight cases out of every hun? dred where it was given a fair and faith ful trial. By that record you have only two chauces'in a hundred of failure and ninety-eight chances .of being restored to perfect health. It is worth tryiug. Abram Frecr. Esq., of Rockbridge, Grecne Co 111 writes ? "My wife had a sevcre attack of nleurisy and lung trouble; the doctors gave her up to die She commenced taking Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery and she began to imorove from the first dose. By the time she had taken clght or ten bottlea she \vas cured, and it was the causc of a large amount being sold here. I think the |Golden Medical Dis? covery ' is tlic best mcdicine in the world for lung trouble.'' FrHE. Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser containing over a thoit sand large pages is sent free on receipt of stamps to pay expense of mailiug only. Send 21 onc-cent stamps for the book in paper covers, or 31 stamps for the cloth bound volume. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo. N Y. dlversified and important part, nnd her success is an eloquent denotement of her wonderfui power and ability. Judge F. W. SIms as the Hon. C. J. Dusenberry. a member of Congress in 1SC1. goes through many laughable scencs with his wife, George. Washington Bangs (a reporter) and Snifflns, a degen erate Yankee. The Judge oertainly has great ability on the stage, as well as tho bench, and his interpretation of the role is replete with humor. Professor Floy King as Ilarvcy Wells, a colonel in the Federal army. has a part exactly suited to his clelightful touch and go mcthods. and has the sympathy and admiration of the audience from the first. R. L. C. Barrct as Major Bradley, of tho Confederate army, a rival of Colonel Wells for the hand of Heleh Trevair, has a role particularly suited for the dis play of lds unquestionable talent i.i the portrayal of villiany and scoundreiism that he presents in such a rcalistic way that the audience at once reverts its rrilnd to scenes and tragedies of real life. J. F. Biekers as Un'cle Mosely and J. E. Porter as Susannah excel in the inter? pretation of the negro character, and in this jnstance the author has supplied them with very brilliant opportunities. Mr. Dean as Corporal Hooligan, Mr. Hale as Billings and Mr. Dane as Hez ekiah Snlffins. minor characters, serve to fill in the picture: but the principal interest rcvolves around those mentioned at length. The play will be presentcd in other towns and should en.ioy a remarkable run of prosperity?if for no other reason. then surely because every cent made goes to? ward the fund being raised for the erec tion of a monument to Louisa's Confed? erate dead. FINE WATERMELONS King and Qtieen Truckers Commence to Ship This Week. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) SHACKLEFORDS, VA., July S1' Truckers will begin to ship watermelons this week. R. T. Bowden, Dr. W. W. McMIllen. B. D. Farmholt, R. M. Hart and other progressive truckers have large and very line melon crops. Miss Rosa Wilroy, of Xansemond county. is visiting her schoolmate, Miss Annie Lee Bland. Miss Brooke Corr, who was taken very sick with fover while attending the "Xor mal" at Tappahannock, is now convales eent. Rev. John A. Sulllvan, of West Point. announced Sunday afternoon his aceep tance of a call as pastor of Poroporone Baplist Church, p'reaching each second and fourth Sunday at 4 P. M. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Callis, of Richmond, are visiting Richard H. Roane. "The Willing Workers" Society of Shacklefords M. E. Church gave a lawn party at the home of Mrs. Xannie Leigh this evening. Mrs. George Jones and children. of Xorfolk. are visiting Rev.?.nd Mrs. A. A. Jones. Professor and Mrs. William C. Robin? son and -.-^ss Nonie Robinson, of Balti? more. are spending the summer with their brother. X. J. Robinson. Miss Rosa G. Mi'.cs. of Richmond, is spending the week with M!ss Annie Maud Bland. REV1VAL IN FOWHATAN Drouth Broken in That County by Copious Rains. (Spcclnl Dlspntch to Tiie Timps.) POWHATAN, C. H., VA., July 3".?Re vival services began at Red Lane Bap tist Church on Sunday, conducted by Rev. J. W. Reynolds, and much interest is maitlfested. and up to this writing there has been nine conversions. The meeting will probably continue the balance o? the week. Tho drouth was broken here to-day by copious rains and the farmers are hap py. DWELLING BURNED Family Has a Narrow Escape?Heavy Loss. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) WOODSTOCK. ? VA., July 30.?The dwelling of Chas. B. Marston, occupicd by himself and brother Joseph B. Mars? ton, and family w-as burned to the ground last night. The occupants were awak ened just in time to escape from the building with their lives. They lost all of their household prop? erty. The building was partly insured and loss will amount to $3,000, or more. _______-?-?? Saw Mill Burned. (Snoclnl Dispatch to The Tlme^.) WARSAW, VA.. July 30.?A flre with "an unknown origln at one o'clock this morning destroyed a saw-mill worth one thousaud dollars for Gardy & Goad. No insurance. fecm This signature is on every box of the genutno Laxative BromO'Quinine _??<>* the remedy that enres a cold 1_ o?e Oay FflLL OF 1DUCT ON UPPER ftPPOMftTTOX The Overflow Did Much Damage to the Banks. MANUFACTORIES TO CLOSE Large Force of Hands Employed in Restoring the Break?Registrars Have Not Qualified Promptly, and Vacacancies Likely. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) PETERSBURG, VA., July 30.?An un fcrtunate accident occurred Monday night on the line of the Upper Appomat tox canal. A considerable portion of the canal trunk or viaduct, spanning the Old Town Creek, several miles west of the city, gave away under the pressure of the water ln It, and fell to the ground. Tho pverflow of water which followed did much damage to the em bankments. As nuickly as possible the water was cut off from the canal, and yesterday and to-day a large force of hands has been at work rebuilding the viaduct. Meanwhile several large mills in this city?corn. flour and cotton?which were supplied with water power from the canal. have been forced to close down until the water is turned on again. This is a matter of inconveniencc to the mill owners. REGISTRARS DELAY. Onlv ten of the eighteen registrars ap? pointed for Petersburg have as yet qual? ified, and oniy one day more remains in which they can do so. It seems pro hable that there will be some vacancies on the board, which will have to be filled by the judge of the Corporation Court. 'Mr. Richard Claytor. pitcher nnd one of the best players on the Petersburg base-ball club, has resigned. and last night left to play with the Roanoke team. The taking of depositions in the mat? ter of the suit pending against the Pe? tersburg Granite Quarrying Company is now in progress before Commissioner George Mason. THE DIVERSION SCIIEME. Tn a few days United States Govern? ment engineers will come to Petersburg to look after the Improvement of the Appomattox River as authorized by Con? gress. As soon as the plans for this im? provement are completed, the right of way through private property in Ches terheld. where the new river channel is to be opened, will be obtained nnd then the work of diversion will be begun in ! earnest. The offlcial vote of the Fourth District j at the primary election on the 17th in stant has not yet been announced. and will probably not be for some days yet. But the people all know who is elected. The delay is caused by the desire to verify the returns by the official poll books. Robert Tates (colored) was charged in the Mayor's Court with feloniously ob taining JS.t of Mr. C. T. Kenesh's money. It was shown, however, that Mr. Ken esh had voluntarily given Tates the money to loan out at usurious interest to needy borrowers, and that the case was one for civil action. The criminal prosection was dismissed. LEACH WILL STICK. Thomas Leach, the Norfolk negro px cursionist, who came here Monday af? ternoon, and who devoted himself to stealing instead of to pleasure. was given another sentence to jail this morning for larceny. He will have to spend seven months in jail here. and there is still an? other charire of larceny against him. George Phillips. the young Wilmlng tonian, will be called Into court to-mor? row for alleged robbery. His sister came on this morning to see him. He will probably walve examination, and flght his battle before a jury. DELIGHTFUL RECEPTION Mrs. Foster, at Gwathmery, Entertains in Honor of Her Gues'. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) ASHLAND, VA., July 30.-Mrs. May Foster, of Gwathmey, gave a delightful reception Tuesday night in honor of her cousin. Miss Dunlap. of Baltimore. Those assisting Mrs. Foster in recelv ing were Mrs. West Cooper and Marsh. Japanese lanterns east their mellow giow over the beauty of Richmond, Ash land and Gwathmey, assembled to enjoy the hospitality of the hostess. At a late hour delightful refroshments were served. Amcrng those to enjoy the pleasant evening were: Misses Mary Traeey Dunlap, Of Balti? more; Bessie Dinglield. of Washington: Florcnce Epps. of Richmond. Cooper, of Richmond: Miss Hill, of King William; Miss Ne!l Winston, of Louisa; Misses Eli zabeth and Mamle Pendleton. Ellen Sin ton, Mollie McCullen. Mary Haws Ty ler, of Gwathmey; Messrs. Hyde West, cf Baltimore: Mat and Tom Pendleton, Carl McCullen, W. L. Carneal. of Gwath? mey; Robert Allport, of Richmond; E. S. Burnett. Jim and Frank Cox. W. S. Brown, Elliott and Wood Jordane, H. D. Kerr and M. B. Pace, of Ashland. Miss Charlotte Owen. of Waverly, is on a visit to her aunt, Mrs. Charlie Steb bins. Mr. Frank Cox is spending the week ln Charleston. W. Va. Miss Dunlap. of Baltimore. who has been vis:ting at the home of Mrs. West, in Gwathmey, has returned home. BROKE ARM. LEG AND WRIST Stephen T. Peters to Sue the Town of Lynchburg. (Special IUspatch to The Times.) LYNCHBURG. VA., July 30.?Suit was brought against the city of Lynchburg this afternoon for ten thousand dollars bv' Mr Stephen T. Peters, who claims dama^es to that amount for injuries re? ceived from a fall on one of the streets. Mr Peters claims that a corner-stone was placed in the' wrong positlon. and that in falling over it he broke his _ arm. leg and wrist. and was otherwise injured. He is a man of advanced age. ;__-.-??? . NQi RAIN TO ORANGE Narrow Guage Badly Washed by the Heavy Rains. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) FREDERICKSBURG. VA., July 30.? The Piedmont. Fredericksburg and Poto mac Railroad was badly damnged by heavy rains last night and the train was unable to make the usual trip to Orange to-day. At one place near Parker nearly thirty feet of the track was washed away. -? Girl Run Over and Killed. (Sneci.il Dispatch to The Times.) BEDFORD CITY. VA.. July 30.-At half past ten this morning Anna Carter. a colored girl, was run over by an ex cursion train and was instantly killed. the wheels completely severing the head from the body. The accident occurred just tinder the Berry-Inkllng tobacco factory on the main track of the Norfolk and Western Railway. and it is thought the girl was getting coal from an "empty" freight car on the siding when she stepped on the track of the main line, with such awful consequences. AT Miss Sallie Jones the Bride of Thomas E. Neims. MR. BARNES AND MISS LEE Misfortune Seems to Follow W rs. Jos. Vaughan, of Fergusonville?Copi? ous Rains Ends What Promised to Be Disastrous Drouth. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) BLACKSTOXE, VA., July 30.-Surprise inarriages seem to be the order of the day in this place and section, as follow? ing that of Miss Ccnnally and Mr. Mat thews of last week, which has been pre viously reported, came that of Miss Sallie Glenn Jones, of this place, and Mr. Thomas E. Xclms, of Roanoke. This event occurred at the home of the bride's brother-in-law, Mr. W. I. Jwies, on South Main Street, at 10:30 o'clock this morning, the ceremony being per formed by Rev. G. F. Greene, of the Methodist Church, of which the bride was a member. QUITE A SURPRISE. This was truly a surprise, as no ono here had any intimation of It pricr to this morning. although it was knowr that the groom was a visitor and friend of the bride. Only the Immediate family and a few friends were present at the eventful period. Immediately after the ceremony th newly-wedded pair took the train for Roanr.ke, where they will reside in future. For the past few years the bride has been the successful principal of the graded school here, and has won the admiration of all, both for her qualifl cations in that position and her sterllng worth. The groom is a trusted employe of the Xorfolk and Western Railroad at Roa? noke. and is much admired by those who know him well. BARNES?LEE. Another marriago that has created surprise in this section was that of Miss Annie E. Barnes, of Lunenburg county, and Mr. Xewton'Lee. of Georgia, which occurred at the home of the bride's brother-in-law, Mr. W. T. Barnes, at 5 cclock on Sunday evening. A*"ter a short stay with relatives here the couple will leave for their home in Bulloch county, Ga., where the groom is a well-known cotton buyer. HARD LUCK. Misfortuno seems to be besieging Mrs. Joseph Vaughan. of Ferguscmville, on the line of this county and Amelia. One day last week she stuck a pin in her foot, from which lockjaw was narrowly averted. Following this on Sunday her stables were burned, with a large supply of fecd and two horses and one mule. Mr. Haynie Matthews and bride, who were marricd here last Thursday, have returned from a few days' stay at Vir? ginia Beach, and are stopping with rel? atives. They will leave to-night for the home of the groom in Easrle Lake. Tex. This section has been visited with co pious rains during the past few- days, which have greatly refreshened vegeta? tion. APPOINTED ON MERIT. Robert G. Gibbens Appointed a Post office Inspector. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) WINCHESTER. VA., July 30.?Robert G. Gibbens, son of forrner City Treas urer Gibbens, has been appointed a post oflice inspector by Postmaster-General Payne. Mr. Gibbens passed the rigid eivil service examination with astonish ing ease. due doubtless to his Universlty ,of Virginia training. He had no politi cal pull. His father is a prominent member of the State Republican Com? mittee, and has run for Congress from the Seventh District. Prominent county men nre talking of forming a mutual telephone system. Mayor W. C. Grachen, Dr. John S. Lup ton. Joseph W. Leafe and C. Vernon Eddy held a conference in Washington to-day with Congressman Hay, and vis? ited the. Postoffice Department in an ef? fort to secure better railroad mail facili ties for Winchester. BEATEN BY SIX MEN Henry kloppmeier Dragged from His House and Roughly Handled. (Speel.il Dispateli to The Times.) ALEXAXDRIA, VA., July 30.?In a somewhat battered condition, Henry Kloppmeier. an elderly German employed at Portner's brewery. appeared at police headquarters to-day and told of having been dragged from his house, in the northern section of the city, last eveninibg and assaulted by six men. Xot suspecting harni. the German went to the door in response to a knock last night. when without ceremony the visi tors fell .upon him. tied his arms and legs and placed a rope about his neck. Although no effort was made to hang him, Kloppmeier was severely handled. He had a scar on his head. .'.nflicted by a. brick-bat. After the hapless victim was beaten he was released. It is stated that the assault was com mitted by several of Kloppmeier's asso ciates at the brewery, who charged him with having beaten his housekeeper. Take Away His License. (Specinl DUiiatc!: to Tho Times.) KUKtoLK, VA., July 3?-?Walter Staf ford was tried in the Police Court for keeping a saloon open after hours. He was found in the Murphy saloon at Smith and Xicholson Streets at 3:15 o'clock this morning "with a crowd of negro custo mers. Judge Taylor not only inflicted a line of $25 and costs. but told Stafford if he ever appeared in court for law-break ing again the license would be revoked. THE VERDICT. Rev. Dr. A. E. Dickinson, of the Re ligious Herald. Richmond, Va., accom panied by Mrs. Dickinson. was recently a guest at Hotel Virginia, Virginia Beach. Speaking of the Hotel Virginia, Dr. Dickinson said: "The house will be crowded as soon as the people know what a delightful place it is at such reasonable rates."?Religious Herald. Rates, ?10 and $12 per we:ek.. HOTEL VIRGINIA, Virginia Beach, Va, C. A. Woolfolk, Manager. Tffl7 -HOT WEATHER TEST makes peopl? better acquainted with their re sources of strensth and endurance. Many inri tbev need Hood's Sai-saparilla whicb fnvigorates the blood. promotes refrefhing sleep and overebmes that tired feeling. Prize Waltz To-night?Westhamptan Park. _ Do business in Richmond and llve at Henry Clay Inn, Ashland. va. Train ser Prize Walt_ To-night?Vvestharnpton Park. Ihe largest selling _jy ^-~^ brands of Cigars in the world! One Band from^ELORODORA" Cigars or Two Bands from 'CUBANOLA: "CREMO" "GEO. WCHILDS"or'JACKSONSQUARfCigars are ofsame value as one Tagfrom'E.RICE GREENVILLE". "DRUMMOND"NATURAL L EAF. "OL D REACH & HONEY," ? "STAR: "GOODLUCK'l or "RAZOR" Tobacco. WIFE MIBEA WILUNG TO DIE Robert N. Harris Pleads Guilty to the Charge of Horse Stealing. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) XORFOLK, VA.. July 30.?Wllliam Tredwell, the nep.io who shot his wife at Cilmerton a few weeks ago and who was tried in the NOrfolk County Court yesterday *rid convicted of murdor in the "first degree, has no fear of death. and stntes that he does not want another trial. Tredv.-ell has> requested Jailer Huy bert to inform hir attorney that it is his desire that a motion for a new trial be not made. FREMED1TATED MTJRDER. The negro says that the morning of the day he shot his wife he bouglit the pistol for the purpose of killing her, and that he intenried to take his life when he fired a shot Into his body. Xow that the jury has rendered a verdict of murder in the first degree. Tredwell says that he wants the verdict to stand as iixed and the sen tence passed. PLEAD GUILTY. Robert X." Harris. twenty-five years of age. arrested in Xorfolk last night upon the charge of horse stealing in Wilming? ton, X*. C. entered a plea of guilty in the Police Court this morning. and allowed the Xorfolk authorities to hold him for Chief of Police Furlong, of Wilmington. who is expected here. Harris says he is wanlcd for stealing a $10 horse and $32 in cash from his brother, in Wilmington. The theft, he says, was committ^d while he -was on a drunken spree. r'"here was practically no evidence against the accused, and Harris would in all probability have been discharged hail he not confessed to the court. committing him to jatl pending the arrival of a Wil? mington offieer. BRICKLAYERS 5TR3KE " They Demand Five Dollars a Day r-t Williamsburgand Ge* it. (Speelsl IMspateh to Tbe Tiaief".) WILL1AMSBURG. VA., July 30.?All of the bricklayers on the new ward build? ing at the Eastern State Hospital struck for higher wages to-day and won their point. The trouble grew out of the fact that the contractor sent two bricklayers from Richmond Monday afternoon to work, at the rate of $5 per day, and when this was learned by the bricklayers at work here previous to the arrival of these two they refused to work until they were given $o" per day, too. They were getting four dol'ars and fif ty cents. Late this afternoon Contrac? tor Parish. of Richmond. agreed to pay all at the rate of $5 per day. They will return to work to-morrow morning. ___-*?-??? AFFAIRS IN AMELIA A Short Corn Crop Threatened at the Last Hour?Much Gayety in Country. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) OLGA, VA, July 30.?That time of the vear has come when one can with a degree of accuracy foresee the outcome of the farmer's work. The outlook is not cheering. Tho wheat crop was good ln quality. but short of quantity. Much acreage not pretended to be reaped. Oats worse stlll. Those sown in fall caused sm.all seeding in spring. One may say that there has been no oat crop. Of tobacco a smaller acreage has been planted than usual. Scarcity of labor caused this. Seasons for geting such plants were unfavorable. Insect pests were numerous, and fields present a ragged and uneo.ua! look from frequent replanting. Since early June rain-fall has been scant. and to-day thei fields are buttoning down upon the ground. and the plants are cabbaging up. It is thought that even copious rains could make no greater than one-half an ordinary yield, Corn has been worked well, the dry weather of late?May and June?enabling the killing of grass; and for the acreage planted there was great promise of yield up to one week ago, when earlng and tasseilng began in earnest Bul to-day the ecene has changed. Chinch bugs havo appeared in maay places. whose ravages, added to the.severe, hot drought gives the fields a pitiful appear ance. Short corn makes short meat. and the face of the farmer mirrors hi3 disappointment along all agriculturai lines. But the young people give a contrast. Fr*ni the towns :??id ctties there .'has been'an hegira to tho country and. the "otterburn Springs." "'Amelia Court? house Hotel" and Booker's Pavilion," af ford gathering places at small cost. Mr. Booker's pavilion already has been two enjoyable picnics and dances, with large attendance of both sexes. and I am informed that arrangements are fn pro gress for regular weekly meets. I know of no plan better and cheaper than the one devised by Mr. Booker. Near his home is a beautifuL oak grove. and wlthin this the young men of the vicinity have erected a large smoothly floored pa? vilion, A Committee on Invitation sends out tickets of Invitatiom and it is understood that the girls bring the provision baskets, while upon the ground an assessment of 25 cents each is collected of tho boys to pay for the music. There is no other ex pense. Near by ls the largo and roomy residence of Mr. Booker. and shouiri a rain or storm threaten. he- throws op^n his hospitable doors to all. The music is chiefly amateur, but the comment at the last picnic upon it was that lt was superb?two vfolins, two banjos, a man dolin and guitar? played npon by Mr. Booker. Messrs. Floyd Tucker and sons.. and Mr. Crofton and Mr. Bailey. Many married ladies atterul with their hus bands and assist Mrs. ?OOker to chap erone the crowd. Mr. W. S. Jeter and wife have been v!s itnir.g near Jetersville. at Dr. Jim Jeter's. They are from Pino Bluff, Ark A na tfve of this county and one of lhi? younger sons of Mr. Jack Jeter, who for many years was sheriff of Anielia county. In early life he went West and has apparently grown up with the coun? try'- At fifty-nine years of age he looks youthful. well preserved and handsome. On last Sunday he gave a talk tr> the Sunday-school, which shows that he has not departed In spiritunl matters from the way of his early brir.ging up in old Amelia. A DEAL IN PORTSMOUTH A Mother Gives rier Infant Morphine by Mistake for Calomel. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) NORFOLK. VA., July 30.?Negotiations are pending between J. G. Wilbraham. of Portsmouth, and the owners for tho sale of Hotel Monroe. the Lyceum The atre, and the adjoining office building in Portsmouth. The price is $200,000. Mrs. F. J- Friedlin, of Portsmouth, gave morphine instead of calomel to her infant son. The mistake was revealed by the convulsions of the infant. After hours of medical attention the infant's life is saved. A TERRIF1C STORM Little Orphans Find Home?The Crap Shooters Escape Lightly. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) FARMVILLE. VA., July 30.?A terrmc electrical storm. aceompanied by a down pour of rain. visited Farmville and vlcin Itv yesterdav afternoon. The rain fell ln i to'rrents, flobding the streets. however. not doing anv damage. The rain was 1 needed very badly, as crops. wore almost Wb Want You to Know That the development of recent d*s coveries has placed far in advance of all other sound records. Come to this store and make the comparison for yourself. If you become a customer, and ara not convinced of the great super iority of the Victor over every other kind of Talking Machine and Record, return them to us and get your money back. Greatest Shipment Ever Received is Just in. Thousands of new records and hur.Jreds of machines. Special discounts for our cash order enable us to make extraordl nary inducerrunts. Catalogue free on appll ation. _ GET THE -BEST. Buy a Piano that has a reputation behind it buiit on something rmire solid than advertising "talk." It will be your corapanion for life. Steinway. Knabe. Hardman, Standard. Kimball, Halnes. WALTER D. MOSES & CO., Largest and Oldest Music House in Virginia. 103 E. Broad Street. _? ruined from tho continued dry drought in this section for the past six weeks. Tobacco was at a standstili. and vegeta? tion almost burned up. The three littl? orphan children of tha late Mr. and .Mrs. J"/nn Beal, who wera left homeless by the recent death of their grandmorher. AL-3. M. E. Karrls. will b? cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Percy Butler and Mrs. Bell. of Norfolk. They will leave for.their new hom-s shortly. Mayor P.lanton had before him yester? day ten negroes. charged with shoottng crap on thft banks of the Appnmattox River Sunday. They were fined Sl each. and given a warnlng that it would not ba good for them if they were brought be? fore him again on simllar charges. To Build Apartment House. /Si^oUI Dbaatofa to Th* Times.) NORFOLK. VA., July 30?A chartor was granted to the Arthur Xorris Realty Company by Judge- Allan R. Hancket The purpose of the company ls to acriuire real estata and other property. to maka con tracts and especialiy to build an apart? ment house. The capital stock shall be Sla.OOo to J2S.0CO and the charter members are as follows: Arthur Xorria. presi? dent; Sidney L. TJrbaum, vice-preslder.t; Henry Norris. secretary and treasiirer; J. H. Spajot ar.d B. Rilientleld. directors. It is understood that these persons are all related to one another and that they own property on Plum Street. near Gran by. on which they will build an apart? ment house. The Drought Broken. (Special Dispatch to The Times.) HARRISON'BCRG. VA.. July 30.?V severe drought in this section. was broken. by a heavy storm. accompanled by wind yesterday. and. a good rain most aU to-day. Corn was suffering severety fov som? days. and th? fanners wer? feartng that th? crop would be as graat a failure as was the wheat crop. MEMPHIS?Thursday. Jn'.v. 3? Dar.:?l Farley (colored) was banged her* to-day for the murdec of hla wlfo irt July of 1?ac year.