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HEAVY WORK AHEAD
Of THE LEGISLATURE
Will Get Down to Real Business
MANY IMPORTANT MATTERS
General Committees to Meet To-Mcr
row and Tuesday?Liqujr Bill and
Reapportionment Measure to
Come Up?Live Gossip.
The Legislature in all human probabil
Ity wiil start ln on its work In earncst
this week, and will likoly map out some
line of procodure with roference to tbe
?rarious matters to be dealt with, if in
deod lt does not accomplish some fur?
ther results. Several House and Senate
committees are scheduicd to meet to
morrow and it is for the purpose of get
iing down to business. One of the first
things after the Corporation Commission
1? named wll! be to chooso a fuewssor
to Judge-elcct Beverley T. Crump. of the
Richmond City Circuit Court. who will
_e the lawyer member of tbo commission
and a big fight is brewing for the place.
The lobbylsts will ponr in here shortly
if Mr. Folkes. of this city, shall press the
bill wh'ch was offered in the Touse yes?
terday. tbe object of which is to abolish
stores and commi.'-sarics which are being
run In connection with the minlng and
manufacturing Institutions of the State
and to prevent their re-enabiishment.
For many years 1t has been the custom
of these companies, especially ln the nnn
ing seetions of the State to have com
missnrieK. at which their employes were
pracucally forecd under certain condi?
tions before their wages became due, to
Hon. Thomas.TT, Gardner. of Henrico.
yesterday offered in the House a bill of
great interest to the people of Richmond
and especially to the legal fraternity.
The measure offered by Mr. Gardner pro
vides for the keeping open of the State,
Library and tlie Law Library between
the hours of It A. M. and G o'clock P. M..
except on Sundays and legal holidays.
At present these rooms are kept open be?
tween the hours of 9 A. M. and S P. M.
Mr. S. S. Lambeth, Jr., of Norfolk, who
with Mr.-?" Lindsay Bibb. is eonterting
the wats in the House of Delegates hoid
bv Messrs. Whitehead and Woodward. is
hore attending the Methodist Conference.
From what can be learned the contest
will hardly be vigorousiy pressed.
Hon. John C Parker. of Southamrton.
former member of the House from tnat
county. was at the Capitol yesterday.
The House Committee on F.03ds and
Internal Navigation will meet on Tues?
day at 10 o'clock to take up pending bills.
Senator Barksdale. of Halifax, left last
night to attend tbe funeral of Mr. John
R. Edmunds at Houston to-day.
Norfolk and Western Wi'l Also
Have New Engines, En
abling a Faster Trip.
In a<*eordanca with their desire to fur?
nish the traveling public with the best
that mav possibly be had, tiie Norfolk
and Western will add to their rolling
stock next week several very handsome
passengnr coaches. which. it ia said, will
excel anv railroad tequipment now com?
ing into Richmond. The new coaches will
be used on tlie Ocean Shore Limlted, and
will add much to the eomfort of those
traveling between this city and Norfolk.
Tho sa.me company is at present having
a number of mouster engines to be used
excluslvely in the passeuger department
constructed, and it will he only a short
time before they will be ready for the
company, after which the trip from Rich?
mond to Norfolk will be made in two
The new coaches are finished on the in?
terior with quart^red oak, natural finish,
with mouldings and carved panels. A
handsome smoking eompartment is in on
each of the cars. willie in either end
there is a. lavatory and tollet room.
The coaches will be heatrd by a newly
patentod arrangements. which distributes
tho heat oqually tliroughout the entire
car, Insuring peri'ect ventilation.
FLEET WEIGHS ANCHOR
Formidable Squadron Off for Winter
fSpeclal Pispatcb to Tbe Times.>
NORFOLK. VA., Nov. 15;?The squadron
of the Dewey fle^.t sailed from here at
10:80 this morning. Admlral Dewey did
_ot arrivo to go with this squadron, but
will joln it. going by rail to Tampa. Fla,
a month later.
II was a grand eight when the big bat
tloships Kearsarge, Alabama. Massachu
setts aud lidiana, and the cruisors
Machias and Cinclnuati turned their
nosre toward th* Virginia capes and
plowed tlieir way toward the sea. This
Wt in tho Roads the training-ship Lan
oaeter and converted yachts Iiist and
The Cincinnati, which recently came up
from South American waters. was n;
palr<id at the Norfolk Navy-yard. and this
morning at C:S0 o'clock sailed from the
yard to Join the ships in the Roads, and
*eilrd with 'ihe others.
Admlral Hlgglnson will command the
fleet at Culebra until Admiral Dewey ar
rives. Officers and mon. who have left,
wrpect to fjglit.
Chesapeake Western Company 1n
creases Its Capi al Stock Largely.
_* a meeUng of the stockholders of
the Chesapeake Western Company, held
ln this city yesterday afternoon at 1
o'clock. over _which PreRident Edward
Madden. of New York presidc-d, it wa*
docided to increase the. capital stock of
the companv. th* maximum being tixed
at 52.750.000 lnstoad of J1.WO.000. aiid the
inlnimuin at Jlo0,t?.o ln steadv of $00 0M
snortly after this declsion was reached
attorneys Tor tbe company appeared be?
fore Judge Wellford. ln the City Circuit
Court and the charter was amena<_ so as
to conform with the desire of the stock?
holders. '? _
The action of the oompany is significant,
ln that it is prcsunicd that work wili be
pushed vlgorouelv on the construction of
_ new railroad from the coal fields of
"West Virginia to deep water at Gloucester
Buys a Gold Mine.
(Specla' Dlspatch to The Times.)
MURPHY. J*- ^- November 15.?Mr. M.
Ramsay. ot New Tork cliy, recently pur
ch-sed all the stock in the Irwlndale gold
mine. _ear hore, and lt ls said that work
there' will be more extenslve than ever
before. Mr. Ranisay has been Interested
in the property for some time, and it is
?worth about a hundred thousand dollars
and lt paying property.
"Spventy-seven," Dr. Humph
rcys' Specific, breaks up Colds.
Grip. Influenza, Catairh, Pains and
soreness in the head and thest,
Cou_h, Sore Throat, General Pros
tration and Fever. 25c, ail Drtg
"r.ir- hand was slightly scratchcd with tho
Mr. Taylor antlcipates no trouble from
M FAILS TO AGREE
The Ex-Postmaster is Bailed and
ths Case'Will Come Up
at the Next Term.
fSnppjo] pisnt'tch tn The TimeO
NORFOLK, VA., November 15.?The
jurymen in the case of Sam. L. Bur
roughs, formerly postmaster of Ports
mouth. accused of embezzling $2,000. sat
ail night on the case, and appeared ln
tb<i court this morning to obtain further
instrurtlons from the judge. After re
ce'?.-ing these instructions. the jury retired
again. Tho jurymen came in at 2:20 in
the afternoon. and declared that it was
Im-possible for them to agree. The case
was continued ti'l next term. and Bur
roughs gave bond for appearance at the
next term with YV. H. White, of Ports
mouth. ?s surety.
JUROR TYLER SICTC.
Juror Alonzo S. Tyler. of Richmond.
sittinsr on the United States petit jury in
the Circuit Court here. was attacked by
a hemmorhage immediately after he left
the court room to-day. He was excused at
10 o'clock by the udge. and intended to
return home to remain till Monday. But
the attack of blood-spitting began as he
reaehed the sidewa1k and prostrated him.
Deputy Marshal B'.and. of Richmond,
came to Mr. Tyler's assMnnce and made
arranpre~^nts to tnke him to Richmond.
_."?_. tP't Is well known as the man
who ran the first electric street rallway
car in Richmond and in the conntry. A
coincldence. ls that Judge Waddill. who
excused h7m from serviee to-day. was a
passenger on that first electric railway
RECETVED WITH HONOR.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Dar
ling arrived at the navy-yard a few min?
utes before 12 o'clock. having come up
from Old Point on the tug Wnhniia. after
witnessing the sa.Uing of the big lleet un?
der commnnd of Admiral Dewey.
The Secretary was received by Admiral
Cotton and the officers of the station. An
Inpnection of the yard was made. and the
diFtins-iH^hed <risitor was entertained by
On the netition of the Standard S'-wing
Macbine Conrrany, of Richmond. the as
sets of the company are held in the hands
o a receiver and taken rom the posses?
sion of C. C. Gunter, the aeeM here. C.
J. CoUis is ar>r.itedetisardhhj?hrdlushrdl
J. CoHin= is apnointed receiver bv .Tndee
W. B. Martin. of the Court of Law and
Chaneery. with a bond of J_.d00 This is
a suit to scttle a disnute between the
company and its airent.
Norfolk and Western Conductor Fails
- Eeneath Wheels of His Train.
(Sppcinl Dlspatch to The Times.)
BLTEFiELD, W. VA.. Nov. 15.?While
shifting cars near Morpan last night Con?
ductor James Becket fell beneath a njov
ing car. the wheels passlng over .his Teft
leg and severing it midway between the
ankle and knee. Mr. Becket Was brought
to this city and taken to the office of
Dr. Fox, where the injured limb was
amputated above the knee. Mr. Becket
came to ?Blucfit-ld several years ago from
Ada-. He was only a few weeks ago ad?
vanced to the position of conductor.
A new manufacturing' enterprise, and
one with only one competitor in th.e
T'nited States. is now in operation. It is
ihe Huntinirton Tin and Plnnished Plate
Company. and the production of the very
best gra.de of planished plate has been
succe_sfully aceomplished. There is a
wide market for the product. and there
will l:e no difflculty in disposing of the
MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE.
Miss Amy Conyers Tutwiler left a few
days ago for New Orieans. where she
?will spend the winter with her brother.
Miss Jessic S. Bennett left for Italr?
more Saturday afternoon. after a visit of
several weeks to friends here.
Mrs. S. T. McCullough, Mrs. E. D. Tay?
lor. Mrs. B. A. Blenner, Mrs. J. H. Tim
berlake, Mrs. W. R. Vawter and Mrs. G.
A. Lyon, who are attending the conven?
tion of the United Daughters of the Con
tederacy in New Orieans, will leave on
Monday to be the guests of Mrs. W. J.
Bchan, of "White Plains, La.
AN EA SY WAY.
To Keep Well.
It is easy to keep well if we would only
observe each day a few simple rules of
The all-important thing is to ke.p the
stomach right. aud to do this it is not
nrcc.ssary to diet or to follow a set rule
or bill of fare. Such painpering simply
makes a capricious appetite and a feel
inVthat certain favorite articles of food
must be avoided.
Prof. Wiechold gives prctty good ad
vice on this subject. Hc says: "I am 6.
vears old and have never had a serions
illness. and at the same time my life ha_
beenlargely an indoor one, but I early
discovered "tliat tha way to keep
healthy was to keep a healthy
<=tomach. not by eating bran crackers or
dietlng of any sort; on the contrary t
always eat what my appetite craves, but
daily for the past eight years I have
made it a practlce to take one or two
of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets after each
meal and I attrlbute my robust health
for a man of my age to the regular dally
use of Stuart's Tablets.
"My physician first advised me to use
them* because he said they were perfect
!y barmless and were not a secret pat?
ent medicine, but contained only the nat?
ural digestiv.s, peptones ard dlastase,
and after uslng them a few weeks I have
never ceased to thank him for his advlce.
"1 honestly believe the habit of taking
Stuart's. Dyspepsia Tablets after meals
Is the real health habit, because their
use brings health to the sick and ailing
and preserves health to the well and
Men and women past flfty years of age
need _. safe digestivc after meals to insure
a perfect digestlon and to ward off dis?
ease. and the safest. best known and
most ?'ldely used ls Stuart's Dyspepsia
They are found ln every well regulated
household from Malne to Callfornla ana
ln Great Britain and Australla are rap
ldly pushlng their way Into popular favor.
Ail durgirlsts sell Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets. full eized pkgs. at 60 cents, ana
for a weak stomach & fifty 'cent pacKage
will oftcn do fifty doUara' worth ol rao<_
FIGHT OR AGAINST
First Blood Will Be Drawn in
U. S. Court Here Thursday.
THE CHIEF JUSTICE MAY SIT
Writs Served Last Night on Stite Offi
oials to Show Cause Why They
Should Not Be Restrained
from Canvassing Returns.
The fight of the negroes on the new
Constitution of Virglnia will open in ear
nest on Thursday in the United States
Court In this city, and lt ls posslble that
Chief Justice Fuller or some other of the
juslices of the United States Supreme
Court will be on the bench when tho Im?
portant cause ls heard.
United States Marshal Morgan Treat
last night served an order upon Governor
A. J. Montague, State Treasurer A. W.
Harman, Jr., and Auditor Morton Marye
in their capacity as members of the State
Board of Election Canvassers, to appear
on Thursday and show cause why an in
junction should not be granted prohibit
mg them from canvassing the returns of
the recent congressional election. The
writ was served on the Governor at the
Weslmoreland Club. Secretary of the
Commonwealth D. Q. Eggleston and Attor
ney-General Anderson were not reached.
but the mandamus writ will be served
upon them between now and Thursday.
when lt Is returnable.
II ls understood that Attorney-Genera!
Anderson will argue the case for the
State, but lt could not be ascertalned last
night whether or not the leaders of the
Democratic party would employ any
counsel to assist him.
Wi e at > a Negro.
Hon. John S. Wise, of New York, and
James H. Hayes, a colored attorney of
Richmond. began the fight for negro suf
frage in Norfolk yesterday. The fight>
takes the form of a bill and a petition'
filed in the United States Circuit Court,
presided over by Judge Edmund Wad?
dill. The petition is from three negroes
of this city, who allege that they are
competent to vot?. even u-der the Co'
stitution and registration laws, but a-e
deprived of that priv^ege. These are W.
H. Jones. Edgar Poe Lee and John Hlll.
They ask for an injunction against Gov?
ernor Montague. David Q. Eggleston.
Secretary of State. Morton Marye Wil?
liam A. Anderson. and A. W. Harman,
Jr., ail State officials and members of
the canvassing board. to prohihlt them
from canvassing the returns Of the recent
election, and from i^stiing certlficates of
election till they shall have been passed
on by tl:e court
Tiie petition states at length the con
dltior.s and characters of the petltioners,
and declares that they are deprived of
their rights; that the new Constitution
is invalid; that the Constitution of 1SG9 ls
still in force.
The bill is filed by the same attorneys
for three other colored men of Richmond.
who make the same allegalions. The men
are W. S. Seldon. W. H. Jones and C. B.
Gilpin. They sue for the benerit of ail
those who under the new Constitution
feel that they have been deprived of their
rights. XV. H. Jones, one of the men who
signs the blll, is the edltor of the Planet.
The bill declares that he can read and
write; that he owns property and that
he is Qualified in other respects as a
voter, and says he was not allowed to
register. Edgar Poo Lee, one of the pe
titloners, is declared to have been a sol
dier of the Ninth United States Cavalry
and to have served in Arizona and in the
Ir.dian campaign with Custer. but he was
refused registration on the ground that
he had not served ln any war.
Mr. WMse appeared in court with the two
r.egro attorneys and made a set speech,
in which he described the government of
Virginia as a rump institution set up by
Judge Waddiil granted a rule to show
cause and adjourned the case to Rich
nond' for next Thursday at 11 o'clock.
Then the defendants will have opportu
nitv to show cause why the petition of
nrohibition asked for to prevent the cer
tificates df election from issuing should
not. be granted.
Judee Waddiil, upon being seen. said
that there is nothing special to be said
upon the subject; that the orders wer?
'ormal in character, and intended to
bring the parties into court to answer
the injunction proceedings.
FTTLLER MAT SIT.
The time given for appearance was
necessarily limited in view of the short
period intervening before the meeting of
the State Board of Canvassers, but that
the time for the hearing could. of course.
bo extended at the return day. It was
impracticable to anticipatc at this time
what proceedings might be taken on
Thursday, and as the cases were in the
Circuit Court. it did not follow that he
would necessarily preside. In view of the
character and importance . of the cases
he indulged the hope that either Chie'
Justice Fuller or ono of the Circuit
Court judges would be present when th'
matter was heard. although he had no
information on that subject.
FOREST F1RES RAGIX'G
Destructive Co*-flv-rations Reporter"
(SpeciaJ Dispatch to The Times.)
BLTJEFIELD. W. VA.. Nov. 15?Forest
fires are now ragirig^ in the mountain
timberlands of Boone countv and thous?
ands of acres of the finest timber in the
State have been burned over. the greater
portion of the timber being totally de
stroved. The loss of the imber will
amount to many hundred of thousands of
dollars. ?'._.?? _ _. . _
All the towns of Boone and the neigh
boring counties are enveloped in vast
billows of the smoke. Farm houses and
even small villages are being deserted.
the inhabitants fearing that the fire will
extend from the mountains down into the
valleys. No lives are yet known to be
lost - ? _
OF ANDREW CARNEGIE
(Special Cable D:spatch to The Times.)
(Copyrigbt. 1002.) -v
LONDON, Nov. 15.?Although Andrew
Carnegie makes a point of dodging the
snap-shot artists. he can flnd no fault
with the impresslonistic. studies taken of
him in his robes as rector of St. Andrew's
Universitv upon the occasion of tbe Iay
ing of the corner-stor.e of the new medi?
cal school at Dundee.
One of the pictures of the philanthro
pist shows him beside a brawny, rugged
faced Scot, who seems not insensible of
the honor of beiiiEr thus immortalized; And
Carnegie. too. has the look of a man who
feels that he has put in an honcst day's
work giving away libraries.
POE COTTAGE AT FORDHAM
WHERE LIFE'S TRAGEDY PLAYED
James B. Carrington, writing in the
Sunny South, says:
Few homes associated with men ot
genius have attracted more sympathetic
and melancboly interest than the Httle
cottaga in Fordham, New York, where
the bitter tragedy of Edgar Poe's life was
plaved ncarly to the end.
He came here in 1S4<3 with his young
wife and mothcr, the long-suffering and
patient Mrs. Clemm, hoping by his.work
or. various papers and magazinea ln the
great city near by to make enough to
affdrd the necessary comforts for his in?
valid Virginia and himself. The httle cot?
tage on the top of Fordham II1H was by
far the best home he had yet known. lt
was only a story and a half high. On the
ground floor are two small rooms, a su
ting room and a kitchen, while above,
reached bv a narrow stalrway, are two
other rooms. one of these Poe's, acramp
ed Uttlo box of a place, Hghted by t.lny
windows. the other a bed room about the
size of a closet. Mrs. Gove. who vlslted
the Poeshere, says: "The furnlture was
of the slmplest; in the clean. white-floored
kitchen were a table. a chair, and a Httle
stove and ln Uie other room, which was
laid with checked matting. were only a
light stand with presentatlon volumcs of
the Brownlngs upon it, some hanging
shelves with a few other books rangeo.
on them, ar.d four chairs."
Poe's wife. Virginia, only twenty-five,
was still beautiful. her large black eyes
and dark hair accentuatlng her pallor,
ana Poe proud. himself .111, and bitter
with a sense of the lnjustice of the woild
and his own inability to provide the com?
forts required for his wlfe. was ln a con
stant fever of anxiety.
"?_s the summer went on Poe grew no
better, and daily Virginia failed and
faded, and the resources of the household
were being slowly reduced to the starv
ing point. Autumn came. the snow and
the cold and the winter seclusion, and
affairs grew desperate; the wolf was ai?
ready at the door when by happy chance
this same Mrs. Gove, whose kind heart
could prompt her to something better
than her verses. called ou the Pdes, and
found the dying wife ln the summer sit
ting room. which had been taken for her
use." The scene ls vlyidly realized in her
desperation: "There was no clothihg on
. 4 bed, which waa only straw, but a
snow-whtte counterpane and sheets. The
weather was cold and the sick lady had
the dreadful chllls Uiat accompany the
hectic fever of consumpUon. She lay
on the atraw bed, wjrapped in her hu#
band's great fcoat, with _ large tertolso
?b?U c*t oa ner bosom. Tbe wonderful
I cat seemed conscious of her great useful
| ness. The coat and the cat were the
|. sufferer's only means of warmth. excopt
j as her husband held her hands, and her
i mother her foet. Mrs. Clemm was pas
| sionately fond of her daughter. and her
! distress on account of her illness and
| pbverty and misery v.as dreadful to see."
Mrs. Poe died in the littie sitting room
j on Saturday. January 30. 1S4T; and from
here her husband, wearing the military
coat that had but lately been her bed
co/ering, attended by a few friends, fol?
lowed her body to its last resting place.
For some time after his wife's death
Ihe littie hous? remained tho home of
Poe and Mrs. Clemm. Friends camo oc
caslonally to see them, and the poet
spent many odd moments working among
his beds of ilowers. Besides a cat he
had a tame bobolink and a parrot to
share his affection and divert his atten?
tion. He was fond of being out of doors.
and a favorite walk" was over the then
1 cpen country to the west ward to High
Bridge and along the romantie shores of
the heavily wooded Harlem River. Much
of tho beauty of this region has been cut
away to make the speedway for the sport
Ioving drivers of the nietropolis. The
view up and down the river from .High
Bridge, however, is still one of breadth
and impressive beauty. At the north, be?
tween the bills, you catch a glimpse of
the Pallsades, and to the south rise the
vague towers and misty pall of smoke
that belong to the great city that Poe
never really learned to know. The gran
ite arches of HTgh Bridge. that rise near?
ly a hundred and fifty feet above high
v/ater, form the supports for tlie aqiie
duct over which runs a footway. and here
Poe nsed to walk or lean musing on the
low parapet. The ledge back of his house.
with its extended view, was another fa?
vorite place where he used to linprer. and
many hours were spent there by the poet.
I The recent cutting of a new roadway
I compelled the moving of the Poe cot
tage. and it now stands riijht along^ide
of a typical suburban house, so closo
! that one can almost touch the opposite
i wall from the veranda. The present own
I er keeps it in good repair. On the street
'end there is a badly painted raven and
I a tin sign, informihg the obsorver that
Pof lived there.
Several efforts. have been made toward
yuichaslng the house and establishing it
as a memorial to Poe. and it is noned
that this will be done before long. Across
j the s?reet is Poe ParK. the ground that
' ,'formdrly b<?longed 'to. ?^he fcoiiae, *a;rjd
1 where the poeU nsed to' enjoy the blos
1 aomUuf of the cherry and anpie trw_. ,
New Methodist Church is Ap?
PREACHING FOR TO-DAY
Jury in Case of Crowder's Administra
tor Renders a Conditional Verdict.
Set Aside by the Judge.
Items of Interest.
(Special Dispatch to Tl*; Times.)
PETERSBURG. VA., Nov 15.?Mr.
Edward Rc.nhold Rogcrs, of Petersburg,
has been elected adjunct professor of
philosophy of the University of Vir?
ginia, and will fill the chair occupied by
Professor Noah R. Davis during the
latter's absence in the South. on ac?
count of ill health. Professor Rogers is
a son of Capta.r George J. Rogers and
only a short time ago graduated with
honors at the Universlty.
The new Wesley Methodist Church is
approaching completion and the congre?
gation expects to get into the new editice
beforo the close of the year. The new
church stands on tho site of the old one
on Halifax Street. but is a much larger
and more comfortable and conven ent
building. Rev. J. A. Thomas is expected
to be returned to ths charge by Bishop
Mr. Theodore Low has removed to
Petersburg. Mr. Low, who since July,
last has been iii with typhold fever, is
now able to be out, though he has not
fully recovered. Eefore his illness. Mr.
Low was superintendent of the eastern
division of the Norfolk and Western
WILL SPEAK TO-DAY.
Mr. John T. Pullen, president of the
Raleigh Savings Bank, of Raleigh, N.
C. will address the men's meeting at
the T. M. C. A. Sunday afternoon.
His subject will be: "Happiness Worth
More Than Cash."
Miss Annie Appleman, daughter of the
Rev. Mr. Appleman, of Chesterfield
county, met with quite a painful acident
in this city this afternoon. She was
driving down Canal Street in company
with her sister, Miss Nellio Appleman,
when the horse hitched to the buggy in
which they were seated took fr'ght and
dashed off at a rapid gait. When the
animal turned into Old Street the buggy
was overturned and the young ladies
thrown to the cobble stone pavement.
Miss Annie Appleman was rendered un
conscious. She was picked up and at
tended by Dr. R. D. Mcllwaine. who had
her carried to the Home for the Sick,
where it was found she was suffering
from a slight fracture of the skull. She
will recover. M:ss Nellie Appleman re?
ceived only slight injuries.
SECOND TRIAL FOR
THE SAME OFFEBSE
Question asto How Far the Con?
stitution Follows the United
(Special Dlspatch to The Times.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.?Another im?
portant case. as to how much of the Con?
stitution follows the flag to the Pliilip
pines, has reached the Supreme Court.
tn this one the sacred rights of person
are involved. ... ,
A lawver named Kcpner was acquitted
of the charge of robbing a Chinese client.
He was tried and acquitted. The question
to be decided is whether or not the lawyer
can be tried a second time for the same
One Said to Be Chief Clerk in
the Department of the
East, U. S. A.
(By Asso.lated Press.)
NEW YORK, Nov. 11.?A man giving
the name of Harry S. Wiliams, but whom
the police declare is Henry Wilson. for
twenty vears chief clerk and civil engi
neer iu "the Department ol" the East, y.
S A.. with offices in the army buildmg In
this city. was arrested to-night on a
charge of extortion. Benjamin T. uhlt
more. who says he is a r.porter. was ar?
rested with him on a similar charge. The
'two men are acc'used of trying to hold up
the. Wator-Front ImprdvemeiH Company
of Jersey City, which is engaged iu lllling
ln crib work on Ricker's Island in the
East River under contract with the Street
Captain Titus says that a detective and
a. representatlve of the company met
Whitmore and Wilson in a cafe to-day
aud handed :to each of them $_._..) in mark?
ed bills, Whitmore turning over the
money given to him to Wilson, and the
wholti transaction being w.tnes.sed by
other detectives and by a renresentative
of the District Attorney*s office through
a window. Neither of the prisoners made
anv statement. The police say Whitmore
is a physician, and was boni in Charles
?.,. ? ?? ?
Hand Bitten by Maniac.
Deputy Sergeant James E. Taylor was
attacked by a negro maniac whom he
v as endeavoring to reraove from one part
of the jail to another Frjfiay night, and
GREAT NEW YORK H03SE SHOW
The Chesapeake 8c Ohio Route and Old
Leave Richmond (Man-Street StaUonj
4 p _?!., wnh pa.ior cars. Saturday, No?
vember lata; take Chesapeake and Ohio
steamer Vugm.a at Newport News 6:35
p M-, whiCii wih run along side of the
uid Domimon steamship at Norfolk 6:30
Fare on November 15th Richmond to
New York one way $7, including meals
and state-roum berth on sieamer. R_und
trin $11. includ.ng meais and state-room
berth on steamer both ways, lhnlted to
ten days for return.
Parlor cars between Richmond and
t Return'ng. the "Old Dominion steam?
ship is due at "Old Point ln time to con
nect with the Chesapeake and Ohio fast
train leavlng Old Point 9:40-A. M., ex?
cept Sunday, arrlving Richmond 11:45
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It is now said to be almost certain tnat
Rev. Mr. Wright will be sent to fulton
as pastor of Denny-Street 31. _. unurcn.
Rev Mr Wrtght is known to a number
of the members. and he is regarded as a
live, up-to-date pastor.
Tho Ladies* Auxiliary Society of Denny
Strcct M. K. Church will meet on Mon?
day afternoon with Mrs. Charles __
Smith. of Stato Street.
?The usual services will be neid at
Weddetl Memorial Chapel to-morrow.
The pastor, Rev. _". B. Snead. will nu
Building has started in and* around
Fulton after an etapse of about eignteen
months. A vacant house In *'ulton nas
been an unknown friend for years.
Ground has been broken for about a
dozen houses and already more than one
half of them have been leased.
Mrs. Margaret Gogan is having a num?
ber of dwellings erected on lower Louts
James E. Kennedy has Tour houses un?
der construction 0:1 upper _ouistana
Mr. .ionrv Evans has two houses
nearinft completion. Building is booming
on Fulton Hili. a number of handsome |
homes are under construction at "Uattery
Heights." "Belmont," "FarrandsvUle."
and "Cemetery Heights."
The honor puplls of Louisiana-Street
school for this week are as follows:
Jake Farman (21, Myrtle Turner. Ernest
Slanton (4). Edna Jordun <2>, Amy Har
telius (T), Grace Nelson <->, tAly t'air
man (3); Joo Donley (6). Maud Blanken
h:p. Lonnie Mlnter. John Cottrell. L.
Evans (2), R. Glenn, F. Kirby, L. Wil?
iiams. E. Ballew, G. Knight, E. Leon?
Mr. George Lowe. an employee of the
Lower Gas" Works. was painfully injured
yesterday morning while at work. Mr.
l.owe and several other workmen were
engaged in moving a barrow of coal from
tht- dump to the furnace. In some man
tier the barrow got away from the men
and Mr. Lowe's right leg war. plnioned
between an iron girder and the* barrow
?nd badly mashed. He was asslsted to
lijs home where he received medical at?
L. H. Kemp. commissioner of revenue
for Lower Henrico, was this week pre
?ented with the largest pumpkin of the
season. The pumpkin weighed over seven
ry-nvo pounds and measured five feet m
Rev J T. Rotlen and family of .New?
port News, are the guests of R. Nelsen,
of Williamsburg Avenue.
Rev. XV. T. Wiliiams. a former pastor of
Denny-Street M. E. Church, paid a visit
to old friends this week.
Mr. John Shurm left for Dinwiddle coun?
tv on a business trip. ?
Mr. Todd Heniey. of King and Queer
county. is the guest of his brother-m
aw. S. P. Waddiil. of Fulton Hitt.
Mrs. Frank S. Anderson and daughter
are visiting friends In Henrico county.
Miss Ncllie Shepherd is the guest ot
Miss Ruth Harrison at "Waverly." on
Mrs. Robert L. Harrison, who has
been ill. is much improved.
Robbie. the littte son of 'Squtre John
Martin. is ill with spinal metungitfs at
the residence of his father, on Nichol
Mrs. John T. Neagle. who has been
quite sick, is much improved.
The funeral of the infant . child ot
Mr. John Edwards took place yesterday
from the residence.
Misses Mattie Foster and Bertha
Wtotffe, accompanied by Mrs. George
Murray, of Mathews county, are the
guests" of Mrs. J. E. Oyier.
Mrs. Hawey Mays and ehiidren are
the guests of her parents, Mr- and. Mrs.
R. Nelsen. Mrs. Mays will spend sev?
eral weeks here, when she wil leave for
her new home in Mobile. Ala. Mr.
Mays left this week for Mobile, where
he "goes as superintendent of the plant
ln the city of the Virginia and Carolina
Mrs. J. D. Wiliiams. wife of Dr. J. P.
Wiliiams. who has been qultg sick. is
The condition of Mrs. Mary Boltz re
Mrs. James Grant and daughter, Miss
Annie. will return to-day from a two
months' visit to friends in New York
Mrs. J. M. Bryant _ quite sick at her
Mrs. Miehael Bassinger is quite sick
at her residence near the National Ceme?
Cariton, the five-year-old son of Mr.
XV. J. Parrish is ill with fever at tho
residencs of his father on tho Charles
Miss Llla Miller, of Mathews county ls
t'rp e-uest of her sister. Mrs. J. E. Oyler,
of Denny Street.
Miss Adie' Walton, of Louisa county, is
the guest of her s'ster. Mrs. John XV.
Turner. of Marion Hill.
A surprise party was given Wednesday
night at the residence of Miss Gussie
Myers. on Orleans Street. Games were
indulged in until a late hour. Among
those present were Miss Virgine Mar?
shall. Lizzie Dent. Georgie Apples, Ethel
and Rosa Uzzle. Dora Slaughter, Mara
mie CaniDtield, Maud Lynch, Lula Lairy.
Susie and Maggie Myers. Messrs. Earn
est Oweus. Frank Ferry. Eddlc Win
kers, Mr. Banks, Arthur Bowles, Crist
Lairy, Ernest Day, Lee Hill. Sara Col
man. Alvin Myers. Lenon Adams.
A surprise party was tendered Miss
Cora Pace. at her residence3 on Nicholson
Street. Those present were Messrs. Ida
Alley, Carrie Lynch, Sopha Corr. Mrytle
Lynch, Seatio Wiliiams. Ida Houchens,
Katie Ne'soa, Ethel Houchens. Katlo
Houchens, Messrs. Bernard Hobson.
Hansford Mitchell. Luther Heniey, Willie
Haynea. A. B. Nicholson. Tom Stewart.
Leroy Leonard, J. Nicholson, Charlle
Leonard, Joe Pace, C. Alley.
Barton Heif hts.
Mr. A. L. Seay has returned to- his home
in Shores, Fluvanna county, after a visit
to Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Rady.
Miss Mary Stewart left yesterday for
Af-hland to visit friends.
Mr. John Carter. of Petersburg. is vis?
iting Mr. John Wilkensou.
Mr. Abner Pope, who has been visiting
at Emporia, has returned home.
Mr. Stevenson, who has been visiting
Mr. John E. Harding. has returned to Ac
Mrs. Steger left yesterday on a visit to
fiiends in Ashland.
Leslle Cole, who is visiting his aunt,
Mrs. XV. G. Cosby, will leave for his
iiome in Hampton Monday.
Mrs. Spencer and son, Roscoe. of West
Point,' are the guests of Mrs. N. B. Crox
Mr. Charles Wiliiams, of Louisa, is vis?
iting Mr. J. Jones.
Mr. Estcr. of Louisa, Va.. Is visltrng his
daughter, Mias Mary Este^
Mr. H. P. Thacker left yesterday even-.
ing for Salem.
The honor pupils of the Barton Heignts
School are as follows:
F ifth Grammar Grade?Miss Mabel
Glinn. teacher?Stella James.
Fourth Grammar Grade?Miss Kata
Gllnn. teacher?Grace Chamberiam.
Kathieen Gordon, . Elizabeth Jeter. and
Second Grammar Grade?Miss _tule
Todd. teacher?Josephine Figner, Norma
Ware. and Evelyn Carpenter.
First Grammar Grade?Miss LillteTodd",
teacher?Irene Dunn, Eoima Hopkins,
Ruth Hopkins, Blanche- Harman, Mattie
Ralnes. and Bradatreet Peaseley.
Saventh Primary Grade?Mi?* Ruby
Crenshaw. teacher?HuKh Cbamberlain.
Charles Davenport.'Ralnh Eaton, Henry
Taylor. Walter Wilkinaon, Ruth Carpen?
ter. Alice; Coalter. Nannie Purrae'ler,
Zelda Davles. Annie Garland. ?*o_tt
Haupt, EU-HUjeth , _?a^ ,a*u_- "*???
M_rtwi; MolU^Helen Bo_ftj AOgJgOti.
The Moment Yw
Strike the Keys
of "the Piano with rhc sweet
tone/" you know that,it ts
ROTan ordinarv instrument.
The FIIST TOUCH empha
sizes the fact that
exists in a world of its own,
where sweetness of tone.
beautyof finish and thorcfugh
ness of construction rdgB
Being the MAIERS of the
STIEFF, we can place in your
home (with ali dealers* and
jobbers* profits cut out) tbe
sw?ptest toned Piano in tne
O and talk over the Piano
queton with ??veterans" ln the
Soid on Easy Terms.
Chas. M. Stieff,
431 East Broad.
Sixth Primary Orade?Miss ti
Winston, teacher? Milton Collhis. Haroid
Goyne. L.on Johnson, Ethel Baugaa-,
Lena Koss. Julia IIufT, and Grace PhU
Fit'th. Primary Grade?Miss JUzetta
WInston. teacher?Hugh Leach, Taylor
Pitt. Frank Taylor, Lilltan Kardtna.
Kathleen OBannon, Norma Woodwart^
and William Taylor Rady.
Fourth Primary Grade?Miss Paultna
Garv. teacher?Robert Baker, Roy Xlcaa*
tas, Gracte Hodge, and Ella. wiuunson.
Third Primary Grade?Miss Faulin*
Gary. teacher?Frederlck Miller. Joa
Peaseley, Elizabeth Armstrong. Ctara
Chappet, Marv Carpenter. katherlna
Jones Lotiise- Kellogg. JUHtan No&le, and
Second Primary Grade?Miss' Paultna
Gary, teacher?Roy Goyne. Kenncth Tom
linson, Holland V.'ilkinfou, Charles
Ltghtner Marie- Fllis. Elsle Koss, ana
First"Primary Grade?Miss Paiuline Gary
teacher?Elliott Baughart, Charles llanay,.
Gilbert Hawley. Leslic Johnsbn, MacIO
Hawley, and Cora Plateau.
Hi -hland Sprinrs. _
Rev. A. X. Somers proposes to organ
ize a class for the study or American,
history from its earliest dato to tha
There will bc a fine entertainment at
the Methodist Church Hall Frlday
evening, the list. In addltion to the
cntertainment there will be supper.
The German class hold its In.tial meefc.
ing at the home of Mrs. B. .V Bowers
on Monday aftern?on. The study of the
language was taken up and thoroughly
enjoyed. Mrs. P. S. Read, who ls a
thorough graduate. having been edu
cated ln Germany, is preceptress ot tha
class.- The pupils feel surc thut they
will advance under her Instructlon.
Charles Lynch has leased from Mr.
Andrew Smith ?he Geiger place, on tha
Will amsbttrg Road. for another year.
Mr. C. W. Hechler, Superintendent of
County Ruads. will hereafter make hts
headquarters at Highland Springs. For
the past two years he has lived in East
Mr. J. F. Coltins. of Madison county,
Va.. is a guest of Dr. and Mrs.
G. T. Coliins during the present week.
Ho is a dclegate to the Virginia Con?
Mr. and Mrs. Vv* Jones and Mrs.
Parker, of Richmond. were guests of
Mr. aud Mrs. J. \V. Pudley during tha
T. Martin and family havo recently
moved to Fairmount.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker. of Richmond,
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charlej
Mrs. Wood, a guest at the Tower
House. is still confined to her bed.
Edward Kel'ttm. the ponular conduc
tor on the Seven Pines Railroad. -will
have a house put up on tiie land ad
jo'ning the Villines estate.
Captain Alfred Woodman is expected
to arrive here on Thttrtday. the 20th.
where .ho will spend the winter. He haa
spent the paat summer on his farm ln
Mr. Gentry. brother of Mrs. Rutft
Mathews. proprietor of Highland Sprlng*
store. will make this place his home ia
KILLED i BEAR
Mr. Roosevelt Was in Hard
Luck Again on Yes?
(Br As8o?:iatc<l Press.)
SMEDES. JQSS., Xovember lf.?Ift?
fresh bear skin had beon hung up to-day
at tiie camp on the Little 3unftower up>
to 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. At that
hour the President. Mr. Mcllfcenny and
Hoke Collier were sti 1 out in pursult of
a bear which was started early 'n th_>
morning. but tr.e remalnder of the party
had abandonrd the cfraae, and twenty ot
the twenty-eight dogs had straggled back
to camp completely worn out.
The President bad hard luck: to-day.
Twlce he narrowly mlssed a ctance for
a shot. The pack split almost iiru-edt
ately after Ieavlng thia morning. Haka
Collier. with half the hounds. followad
the trail of one bear down the river, and
nothing had been heard of him at fou*
o'.rock. The other bear went ln th. ap
poslte direction, and gave the President
and the other members of the party and
dogs a merry chase.
Tho only member of the party w_o
bagged anything was Judge Dlcktnson.
He caught a string of trout ln the 3un
flower after tuncheon. To-morrow theae
will be no hunt, the dogs wlil be rested,
and the pursuit or bear will bo r_sun__d
The bears killed yesterday ftirnlahed
msat for tfce camp last night and: to-day.
WAGE INCREASE MEANS
tSpeclat Dlspatch to Tne T?-j?*>
5CEW TORK. Xovember 15.?Here ?? tha
Herald's sum?tary of what the Pennayl
vania ftailroad Company's increaaa of
10 per cent, ln pay to Its employes
mean: ._.. ___
Number o. empfoyes. 10.000.
Men affected by Increase. nearjy lOa.Ofla.
Wages pald for year ending June %
Averase pa: man employed, IRR.
Average per man p?r day. ItSJ.
i Estlmated total ot wig? incrtase.
1 Equal to dlvidend on atoek of tfctae aor
Groes earni-up for Ipal.