Newspaper Page Text
m : ?-.
TOLD OFiHEIR WORK \TOMBX MISSIOXatW-KS FROM CHINA axd koniSA .SiAKE : ADbnnssßsJ TERROR IN BOXER OUTBREAK. JUl.ft Conr> I'Wy » -Trllin«c t° *>»c ConrnßC n»ul I)evotion of Native CMn^c In Tr ? J«K-rinir^Mr«. Col jcr on Korrnn The Woman's Foreign Missionary So ci.-ty of me MeUiOaJsi; ispi.-.copai cnuicti SouUi held llu^'e *&&'»£) ons >v*i«rday flt tbe Broad .Street, cnurch, an«i in toe aitcruoon and evening !K->tcnv.d 10 nus- Rlonary adar^c^-by^two ol : the women worKcrs-iu the China Jieid.. Considerable nrosress wm made "in disposing ol UlO re-ports of Ute diSlflCts.-but thy work was i.ot comi-JcteU. Th e< addresses of Mi-ss Colt ey in the afternoon. and Mrs. Colyc. in the evening werej features of tire con ference, and were greatly enjoyed bj Uic ladies and other* pr«SenC both being of dramatic interest, describing the lives ol the missionaries and the dangers to winch Ihcy were Bubjectecf in the recent upns lu K . Mrs. Colyer. being in Korea, was not subjected to «* much danger as Miss The 1 society has Sccopted an invitation to visit th-e Methodist Orphanage, located near this city. thlVafternoon at 4 o clock. The ladies will be conveyed to the or phanage In carriages, and the trip i& looked forward to with interest by. all. MADE A LIFE MEMBER. At last night's session Mrs. Bcauchamp, the wife ot tire pastor of the entertaining church, "was elected a life member of the society, and. more than sufficient money was raised to pay the incidental fees. Thy; society began its sessions yesterday at 30 o'clock.. being opened with prayer by the" president. Mrs. W. C. Ivey, followed by the reading of a scripture ficlection. " AN ORIGINAL PAPER. Afti?r the reading of the minutes of Wednesday's proceedings, reports from the Eastern Shore district were resumed, the hour of adjournment having arrived yesterday before the reports were fin jfhed. Miss Mir.nio "Wescott. of Garri son's chapel. Eastern Shore, read an original paper on "Missions." in whicn she compared the church to a ship, and asked the question: ■ "Do we each and .every one stand at our post and do our best to safely guid^ that ship?" , The whole paper was an exhortation to have more faith and go forward in the •work of saving the heathen in God's strength, who had said, "According to your faith be it unto you." After this paper was read the treasurer gave the financial report of the district tor the year. Lunch was served in th*e basement of the church by the Methodist ladies of Richmond, anil the committee on enter tainment has secured more homes than ■were r/ec&ssary for the delegates in at tend anee- PERSONAL. Mrs. "W. C. Ivey, of Lynchburg, has been president 'of the Woman's Foreign Mis sionary Society of Virginia Conference for fourteen consecutive years. She is a deeply pious, consecrated Christian wo man? and beloved by all who know her. Mrs. Bagby, of Petersburg, the vice president, is also a greatly beloved officer. Mrs. Adam Nowlin. of Lynchburg, the daughter, of a devoted Methodist minister, ■well known' in former years, has been the efficient 1 reasurer for eleven years; and much regret is felt and expressed that her failing health makes her feel it neces sary to decline to serve longer. Mrs. Le<; Britt, of Suffolk, has only had the oflice of recording secretary three years, but in that time has proved so efficient, .that-, she ; ; wilJ probably be re elected as often as.tihv will accept the oflice. She is quite a" young woman, of charming manners, and a devoted mis sionary worker. She is the daughter of the late Rev. G. C. Vandersliee, for four years .the beloved, pastor of Union-Station church, thim city. SOME OF THE VETERANS. Mrs. H. C. Clieatham, widow 01 another former, pastor of Union-Station church, Is corresponding secretary, and is. too. well kjiown in all denartments of church work, \md particularly missionary work, to need any introduction to the Richmond people. ■. Among the delegates are many vener able. M thodist women, who cannot in the natural course- of events serv\i many more years in the great cause of mis sions. Mrs. E. S. Brown, of Lynchburg; is the oldest delegale present, being over eighty one years of age, though her appearance v.-buld '■ indicate ten years loss. Others whose white hair and venerable looks show, they are nearing. their' final reward ore Mrs. John T. Taylor, of Lynchburg, ■wife of the oldest inspector of 'tobacco in the Hill City; Mrs. Thomas Whitehend, •widow of the late commissioner of agri culture, and Mrs. Martha Leo. who is so •well known in Richmond as a mission and temperance worker. Mrs. Basby, of "Petersburg," is another of the ladies who has done long and note worthy service, and is still one. of the most active workers .in lh\3 organization. She is one of the most consecrated and valuable members. ■ MJSS COFFEVS ADDRESS. In the afternoon at 3 o'clock Miss Cof fey, ■ rvtirrnwi missinnary from China, who has been «ill of fever in this city all sum mer, and! who has only recently recov ered, masle nn address of universal inter est. * descriptive of hvr work among the Chinese. " and eppi»ciall> ; of the terrors of the' Boxer; outbreak^ She wap in Stint? Kiang, nearer Shanghai than Pekin. and not Vn the 20110 of/ jgrcatest danger, but the Americans there were all nocessarily alarmsd. as wore the .native Christians. Miss Coffey has spent more than svvon years among the Chinese, her work' ami thai of the other American women mis sionaries being among the women and They Are Our 'I Best Friends. I Who? . t "Why, the men who deal in Piauos, that are not nearly so jrood ; as the queenly STIEFF. ; V They do us*: a kindness at ererv tnru. Their strongest arg-ument in piano selling- is : "It's Just As Good AstheStieff," But U'sNOT! JDon't buy a" "just as g-opd" ..): piano. Get 'the one which set' up as their .standard .. of r ; excellence—^et the artistic STIEFF. Sold oii'Easy Terms. CHAS. M. STIEFF, 43i East Broa^T Street. 2f«xt to rour^ureai. Temple & Co. , j , - • . ' . . • • • • ...-.■- . _ . • - .■ -. . Ann ■ \. C| ..--■ (7^> /r^ W@ffl@ini 9§9 § :aßa#Cfeafl^i^sa^ ■, As. complete and satisfying, a. collection of Underwear for fall: and winter as it was. ever our pleasure to present for. your:con sideration. A , crowded assort ment • is here of makes, and weights for immediate service — ; " every sort of responsible Under wear, with our guarantee of. goodness and right prices. . These. styles and weights fit the requirements of this yvveath cr: 'Children's- White Ribbed Me rino Wrappers,: 35c. to .500 Children's White Ribbed/Silk and Wool Wrappers, 50c. Children's W hit e• : Ribbed Cashmere Wrappers, 50 to 75c: Children's Merino Shirts or. Drawers, ribbed, White: or Na tural, 50c! . V Bo) r s' Natural Wool Shirts, and Di -wers, 50c. ... ; . Bo)-s' Fine Natural Wool Shirts and Drawers, 65c. to $1. Children's Merino Shirts- and Drawers, warranted unshrinka ble, 50c. to' Si. ■ Ladies' Ribbed 'Cotton Vests and Pants, 25 to 50c. ■■■>-'■-'■' Ladies' Ribbed Cotton. Corset Covers, silk finish, 50c. Ladies' Ribbed Merino Corset Covers. 75c. Ladies' Swiss : Ribbed" Corset \ Covers, white- or colors.' si. 00 to; $1.25. Ladies' Merino Vests and Pants, white or natural, 75c. Ladies' medium weight White Merino Vests and Pants, 75c. to $1.00. Ladies' White or Natural Ril> : bed Vests and Pants, $l tq'.§i.sp.' v Ladies' Plain White Unshrink able Vests and Pants, $1150. Ladies' Silk and Wool Vests, White, 85c. to $1.25. Ladies' Silk Ribbed Vests and ' Pants, $1 to $3.00.' Ladies' Black Equestrienne Pants, $i:-5o:to $2.25. . Tampfie c© : C©os) •I ! . ' 429 E*» Isff©&d Sisudi Ansini©?*. children, who, owing to the customs of uxa country are dimcuit of access., upon her arrival; there sue i-aid sne was re 1 ceived with every courtesy, kindness and 1 alien lion, not alone from the Americans; but from- the natives, ajid "especially irorn the better ciass. When she nrsi went out she had to acquire knowledge of the na tive tongue, but had a cultured and capa ble teachtr. She had learned more, how ever, from tiie native women and chil dren with whom she came in contact than. from her teacher. Miss Coffey paid an eloquent tribute to the fidelity, courage and devotion of the native converts and the better class of Chinese i generally... During the reign of terror that spread over the entire land the best classes of natives sent their sons to the missionary quarter to protect the missionaries. She spoke at length of con ditions there and of the work of the mis sionaries, but macte the picture a bright rather than a dark one. MRS. COLTER SPEAKS OF KOREA. In the evening Mrs. Colyer, wife of a. Korean missionary, made an address of an hour and a quarter. Her address was much in the nature of an exhortation to greater zeal and consecration in the work ; of disseminating thvs gospel. It was char acterized throughout by intense demotion, to the work and to<the inspiring cause. : Her closing appeal was particularly elo quent in its ci rnestness. In beginning her address Mrs. Colyer. in beautiful language described ■ the charms of. the Korean scenery, and, pro- cceding. gave an " interesting account- of the relisrious belief of the people, their superstitions, their manners and customs, and something of the history of the coun try. • and especially of the • progress ; of mission work in the peninsula: ; <. . . Mrs. Colyer was Miss Mary. Littleton Smithey. of Virginia, when she first went to China to enter the mission field, and after her marriase to Mr. .Colyer both; went from China, where she was labor ing, to Korea. * ... WILLIAMSBURG- SMALL-TALK. PJlarrlins for AVestovcr-Other Per sonnls — Wood n^Cord. T\-TT.T.T,V^crRTT/R(5 VA... O^tob^ 23.— CPneri.al."* — "Dr. TV. P. TTov. who " for p*>.r rral yp""s WSS CO^TieftPd with ' th» Tn^fll oni st-'flf of fie Ka«t*rn State TTospJtal. h-iif«v>>n for the t>"k* f*w years hns;bt en T>ro C tfo«n£r h's T>*-nf»s«inn in. this . city. i»ft ->*«»«;tf>rdnv for Peters->ure. He has not d«r>idfd whether he will 10-atein lhat rltv jiow or r-o to X«w York to. tnVe -a pT>pp<ni f>ou»-=»*in th<> dT*!"^ «">«!. of children," ■n-^f^h h« -w<M Tn->jr#i a RDepJ^lty. . " ' ' Dr. Hoy has be<»n : pm'nentiv siirc'fPßfiil i,,.^0 l>->vi'r e«'abli«ho.l for hlrnself ":>a snipjidid rp'^'tatiop hoth as- a oHysiciA.nl n<i a ri*?zen. TTis removal from here "" '"^"sldered a great loss to our com munity.. . ■„ . ■ .'. ... Mrs.'-Lvon G. Tyler. M'-s.ChnHes.■Wflsh intrton rol<»m«n. and Ml.<t«*>s. Mary C?ar r»«tt. 'Rr'ith Sni!»h. and RHsnheth Cole nrnn Ipft to-nieht for Tfirhrnond. . from which pin c<* they «ro to "Westover to-mor row, to «tt^rr|' the aiitnmii nipAtlng of th« Virplnia ChapW of: Colonial "names. They will b^ the su»«t(» of Mr.- and iMnfi Charles Ramsey TVhite at historic W«»nto\>r. ;.-. ; . > • ; The J»me*< City ! Board of ; Supervisors w^re in' session here^ yesterday,. but ; only routine ■ huslnep* .was trnnsictcd. ■', These pr<*«<>nt . were M.esnrs. Arthur. Den'mead '■■ ohfltrman:;,,John A. : Barnes, and R "B ; Geddy::;: . , "./-"«' .■-.-■•". '■■••.-■■ . ■XLlus Yirslnl&'Wlst >«turhed;thlf i'xnorn-. THE ■ RICHMOND DISPATOH-FKIDAY, GCTOBEE 24 1902 * ing from Bichmond, where she west to attend .the-Crensha%v-Mayo wedding.. Miss Wise is a cousin; of. the .bride's.;;:;;- ;v. s g : Miss-Flen.sants,-of.Ricnmond, and Miss Eleanor" Curtis," Vof "Boston, . Mass .7 \\ho have "been ■■tile' guests'" of Mr&.'Coltima'n; left this afternoon for .Richmond.' •-"— - '- Dr. L.S. Foster, 'superintendent- of the Eastern . State Hospital, returned this morning from a visit to Mathews coun ty. . ." . Miss Lucy Vaiden left, .yesterday for Cape- Charles'' to -visit Mrs: John Daniel. ' Mr. E. W. Hopewell returned yesterday from a month's: visit- to - his parents, in Augusta. •:.:•■. .r. r ■ .:-:. .',,"■". ,":r:: ' .::■ . Mrs. -Virginia Christian .is/ visiting-rela tives in Hampton.- ' </\-, • ■<:■:■ Mrs. W. A. Gore returheu' to-day from a two weeks', visit to relatives in "Louisa county.--- ■ -■- .-■'*■• - ■■■ Messrs. E..T: -Martin and W. T. Hayr.es, of . Toano,- were in Richmond yesterday. Mr. J. . E. . 'Wilkins, of Newport- News, was. here, to-day. •. . , ,- . .. Mrs. C. B.. Treviliah has returned from a visit to her .daughter, Mrs: "Walter Van Ness,- in New York.*'-- • ■": .'■■■,... Mrs. Blanche rias been quite sick : for, several days;. but:is. improving. Cord -wood, is now.selling;at-s3percord here.,' The. same-, quality - cf. : wo.<<! ..-old, last winter at $2 arid $2.50': per cr>rd. ".'. Un less coal. is secured, wood will be' much higher before 1 the ; winter is over. ' : EiGHT THOUSAND THERE. Immense . AtteiifTancc Yesterday at -.-. th e:\Vinchester -Fair. .- - ■, ■ ■WaNCHESTER, VA.'- October 23.—(Spe cial.)—The third day of the ■-■••'Winchester Fair witnessed the 'largest gathering- of people-'at-'thexexhibilion that- hes- been in attendance for a number of --ears.. Fully, 8,000 persons were on the. grounds, and, although ' no excursion trains -we» - e run- for" the day, all- the ' regulai trains on the .railroads .were, .crowded. The ..day was •an-' ideal- one,-- the perfect, fall wea ther bringing : thousanGs r of , people from the - surrounding -country.' and the .fair had . one of . the . . greatest days in its history . ; - The gate receipts nearly doubled those ; of 'lastiyear, and the ne \\ ' mannge-' ment is -jubilant -over ..the success of.- the exhibition/; .^The"' grounds presented • all the $ scenes |of a ,' typical succe&otul fair, and "the 'excellence of ithe*. exhibits .and general | character of the ' fair were commented'- upon. '"The- order was good.'-very^few ■ arrests being •njacJe.. 1 and the : visitors "from : a.'distance" : spent I the time in watching the races/ viewing the Midway, and visiting the different at tractions. <■„ ■,;";■ ' . " : y SAW-MILL AT IRWIX. Richmond Orders for Wood Being: v Fiiled— Plenty of .Game.:" * IRWIN.-VA.;' October . Messrs.-;]M. C. Jennings and F.\ Li Jordan ha Ve. erected ,a temporar>* sawmill at this place, >• and \ are^ filling large orders, for stove wood from Richmond firms.. .;' The, .hunters !.are '"* having /some trouble this fall^ as , most: of the; large farms have f been posted '-by: their owners. ■ Game of all kinds! is 1 plentiful.-: .: ~ : ' "■;' * ."••?. PERBONAIi: NOTES. ;i+ J ; :; . ■ Mies' Louise" M.vlrw'n left for' Richmond arid f>a IMme-re.' -where- she expects to" spend 'some^time^vipitingi friends. : ._-;•'; V' -.Miss ', K. : J Jenn' Connell returned ; home AVedneVday. evehirig; from' Washington^ D.' C.,; "-'af^ei; -l-cpehfi!ni?Ta;.nTibnth';'ATlth'-:*her uhcletthere;.: fe'-^ J' ' ' ' - x-. '■■[ \^ r. - ; ;ViMissfßunic;M.i: Taylor^ -is/; in Lynchburg lEiItJWSI nEpmiLiCA> r- campaign opened J.EWIS iVXD HUGHES. - - GENERAL MISSIONARY BUNION. It iai Forincd hy Ladle* ; ot Norfolk Presbytery— Suit for Osborne, ln / unrance— Proposed State .Appro priations for Exposition Displays. ' NORFOLK, VA., October ;; 23. The- Republican campaign was opened in this city form-ally to-nightby Judge Lew is, 'of Richmond,- and. Congressional nomi nee Robert M. Hughes.- .. • The Rex Hook and' Ladder Company/of Tork, Pa., arrived here to-day and was entertained' by the Norfolk . and Ports mouth fire departments. The Standard, Brick Company was char tered i here "tor'day, with $25,000 capital. Davis "Reed, of Portsmouth, is ; president. The wives and daughters of delegates from allthe Presbyterian churches within the bounds ■ of Norfolk Presbytery, ha.ving foreign, missionary societies, met at the, Ghent Pro^yterian chur.h to-day and heard a talk from Mrs. J. Rockwell * Smith, missionary to Brazil from the Southern Presbyterian church.. The ladies present organized a general American missionary union, the . objects of which are to in crease the interest in foreign missions in all Presbyterian churches; distribute for eign missionary, literature, and encourage the rotmaiion of foreign missionary..socie ties in churches having none. Miss Lottie Piice. of Norfolk, was elected president and -Mrs. William Tait. secretary! :. SUIT FOR INSURANCE.. " In the Court -of Law and Chancery this morning, the declaration in a suit against the Life Insurance Company of -, Virginia :was entered by Windom S.'Woodworth, counsel . for Charles F. Osborne, . Thomas M. Mise, and Windom; S. Woodworth, as signees.' The- suit is for the recovery of JSOO on account of the defendant com pany's refusal to pay the amount of an insurance policy held by Osborne on the life "of his wife. Mrs. Mattie J. Osborne, for whose alleged murder Osborne was arrested heie some time since, and was subsequently .1 el eased-. : At. the . coming session of; the Virginia Assembly a measure will . be introduced providing for the appropriation by the State of. Virginia of $200,000 for- a State exhibit at the Jamestown Tercentenary Exposition. It is considered possible 'that this measure will -be passed at this ses sion of the Assembly. The Jamestown Ex position Committee is also going to urge upon the Virginia Assembly the/passage of .a $50,000 appropriation for a State ex ihibit at the St. Louis world's fair. Com mittees of the Assembly have already re-, commended the appropriation of 540,000 of the. State's money' for this purpose. " MOTORMEX REFUSE TO WORK. Clny-Street Men Object to Presence ot a Xorfolk Workef . Some excitement was created in street car- circles yesterday when eleven conductors employed on the ' Clay-street line refused to work with a. motorman recently employed by the company. .The men were suspended temporarily pending an investigation. by the company. I After considering the matter. General- Manager Huff .'and Superintendent Flan egan decided to reinstate all : of the men who declined to take out their, cars, and the matter will .be tal^en up between the officials of the company and the grievance committee of the" men Saturday. "Both sides- expressed- assurance that the mat ter would be amicably adjusted then. The refusal of;the men to take out their cars is. a dischargable offense, and the conservative officials and members "of the union say that- in deciding to reinstate the men the company has shown leniency which they are bound 'to respect. Academy Next Snnday. The Rev. James .1. Vance, D. D., for merly of Nashville. . Term., now of New ark. "N. J., young, tall, stately and of strirring' eloquence, 'will be the speaker at- the first great theatre meeting of the season. : to' be held under the auspices of the Young Men's. Christian Association, next, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. This.meeting marks the beginning of. the ■great-religious campaign, of the ■ fall and winter.. Dr. Vance is an .orator, .a preacher of power.' and a torrent of elo quence. His books— "Royal- Manhood" and "The Rise of a' Soul"— command , the attention of thinking men. The musical program will bestrong. Full announce ments will appear in The News of Satur day afternoon. Some great speakers are coming. '- • • , - Rev., G % S.. Bowers Called. WINCHESTER. VA.. October 23.—(Spe cial:)—At • a congregational meeting of the members of . Grace -Lutheran church last "night a unanimous call was extend ed to Rev. G. S. Bowers. -of St. Mark's Lutheran church, v of Ha'gerstown, Md.. to' become pastor. Grace church is ono of the largest and finest' charges ; in the State. . .. ; ; . THEORIES ABOUT FOOD. •Also a. Fe-tv Facts" on the Same r \ ; - Subject. . . . . TVe.hear much nowadays about health foods and hykenic living, about' vegetari anism and many ' other fads ' along the samp line. ■- -•.- • • - ' Restaurants may be found in the .large cities, where no m^at. pastr v" or coffee is "served, and the food "crank' is in his glory, and ." arguments and theories galore, ad vanced to prove' that .meat was never in tended, for human stomachs,' and almost make us believe that :our sturdy ancestors, who lived fouriscore years -in ' robust health on roast beef: pork and mutton, must, have been grossly ignorant of th<s laws of health.' -, . . - .. Our x orefai hers had other tilings to do than ormitlate theories .'about the :foo<l they ate.- A warm welcome was. extended to any k'nd from bacon to acorns. A\ healthy appetite and common sense are excellent guides to follow in matters of diet, and a mixed : diPt= of .grains.-; fruits I and meats is undoubtedly the -best. I As compared with grains and vegetables, meat 'furnishes ■ the most nutriment in. a highly, concentrated' form and is: digested and assimilated more quickly than .vege tables and grains.! -,' :. Dr. Julius Remmson '-, on . this- subject : says: v "Nervous persons, people run down in health and of low vitality! should eat meat, and plenty of.it." "If the digestion is too feeble at . first. ; i t may,' be e,asil y cor rectedby the regular use of Stuart's Dys-: pepsia Tablets after ; each meal. .Two. of. 'these : excellent ■ tablets taken after.; dinner .will digest several thousand grains of meat," * eggs or other.* animal -food in three- hours, "and, 'no matter how.* weak the "stomach" may be. no trouble will be : experienced - if ■a regular, practice -is mide of using' Stu art's Dyspepsia Tablets because they; sup ply theirpepsin and diastase necessary to perfect 1 digestion,-, and" every form* of 'mV digestion' will be overcome by their .use. That large class of people >tio' come under the head ,of nervous -dyspeptics should -eat; plenty of meat and insure 'its ■proper digestion ;by' the' daily? use '.''of a sife, ■ harmless '■digestive : medicine : . like Stuart's ■Dysp°psia. -..Tablets,, composed". of. the ..natural' digestive ; principles—pepsin.- da stase, \ fruit \ acids;, and salts— which ac ;txially ; :perforni. -the :.;.work : of;- digestion.' Cheap - cathartic medicines, masquerading under .the: name of dyspepsia' -cures,* are. ■ v seless for ; indigestion, ; as they, have "abso- • lutely no effect upon the actual digestion • of^food.j. "->/:■•'-.''.■ ':'_;■'': :-': '.■,;:■■■.■:. '■"■;. ■'.'•..;' ' ■ Dj'Spepsfa in < all sits many, forms . Is sim ply.'' a"' failure"-- off the '■■ stomach v to" d igeet ! food,* /and .the' sensible, way. -"to isolve/the' r Mdle and cure the ■] dyspepsia is Ito ''■. make ' daily' use", at mealjtime. of ' a V preparation .HkeiStuart'S/Dyspepaiav Tablets; ; which >iB endorsed ypy * the; ; meaical '■■ profession S arid knoTrnjtoiiContain active : digestive; princi ples. l ' WMI v [sell -1 Stuart' s % by sp^psia .Tablets; at; 50c. for full treatment. Manchester Chesterfield. I Under «'. the.' rigid .cross-examination r in I the/trial of Sidney Hilton, in the Corpo ration .Court of Manchester- yesterday, Policeman *A.\ ; S.'- Wright answered, > in: a clear.' and concise -manner, every ques tion" propounded .to.him by Mr. G^ S. Wing,; counsel for; the\defense, and made . a Statement implicating: . the. prisoner- in the 'murder of John Henry Stokes/ Po liceman Wright", made/an.-excellent'witt ness,;; and told^of the murder . and of how he' had traced ■'the : alleged murderers after the "night of v the^ killing. His efficient detective work was shown by his , own plain testimony, which was similar. to that adduced in 'the trial -of Ernest Dzvis, who'has" already been sentenced to death for '"murdering Stokes. ': The' genial officer maintained; his /usual .equanimity, , and there.<was' riot -"a « ruffle - : .'oij: frown iri -hi 3 face to cause. 'him to deviate from hi 3 ■previous statement concerning, the mur der.' He .was "not at 'all'; hazy as to what happened' after.the fatal night, and, al though he'iwasunder.the. most rigid cross examination; he demonstrated to the court that he acted 'the- part of a' skilful 'de-; tective as /well as officer of the city in all "that he haddone in the case. MAY REACH VERDICT TO-DAT. Simultaneously the' counsel for the ac cused smoked a cigarette in the judge's room, and J. B. Johnson (colored), ■, who was^an officer over some negro soldiersin the Spanish-American war, testified as to 1 the character of- Hilton. Mr. '*Wing kept up with what- was going on in the court room, however,; and paid particular at tention to the question put to the wit nesses by Commonwealth's Attorney Page. ...-.'■ ' . .' . While it is practically certain that the case- will be given to" the this af ternoon itis thought that it will be about noon .before the argument of instructions will be completed. .. . The mother and father of the accused were among the witnesses, who testified yesterday. / Both testified as to having found the knife with which . Stokes was killed, about two years ago. Everything seems to look gloomy for Hilton,, although his counsel is making a strong, effort to • save tne prisoner's ' life. The evidence thus far has shown that the knife with which Davis killed Stokes was handed to the murderer by Hilton. FIVE-MINUTE SCHEDULE. By unanimous vote of the Ordinance Committee the. consolidation of the meas ure in regard to. the five-minute sched ules on the Manchester street-car lines has been deferred .for' two weeks, by which time' officials of the Passenger and Power Company will, be "heard from in regard to the change. |v . . — -.- The Ordinance Committee met last night for .the consideration: of the .ordinance, which was offered . by - Mr. Sampson. -. Captain A. B. Guigon,' counsel for the street railway, appeared and showed what his company had been doing by puiTtng on extra car 3 during the "rush" hours. Messrs. Petit and' Sampson spoke in be half of .the ordinance, and urged that it be recommended to the ;City Assembly. The ordinance -requires the street rail way company to mantain a five-minute schedule between the hours of s.and. and 7 A. M. ' 'and 5 and ,7 -P. M:; The . members present at the meeting last> night were Messrs. Abbott. Brad ley, Reams, Rudd, Sampson, and Pettit. TO HAVE BETTER LIGHTS. .That Manchester's to have better lights in'its streets is the assurance of the Pas senger and Power Company, which has the contract for lighting the city. The Committee- on ■• Light met last night and discussed the complaints regarding the. poor lights in the street's of the, city.. The members present '.were Messrs. -C. C.-^ Cox, L. B: Tillery, W.\E. Gill, Jr., W. B. Brad ley, and W. .S. Nunnally.... ... Captain Guigon was present for.the Pas senger and' Power Company, and said that the bad lights would- be replaced by yiod ones at. once. He^ hoped. that the penalty for allowing bad lights In the city would be held in "abeyance until his company could ascertain- where the city is being poorly lighted. He' declared that nospe-: cine report as .to : bad: lights had been made to -the "headquarters of -his ".com-; pany. He -suggested that the police* or' any. citizen, be asked .to report lights which., do; not burn. . During the course of his • remarks Captain Guigon assured the committee that his company will soon furnish the, cities of Manchester and.Rich mond with enclosed lamps, which will give better light. Mr. Gill offered a resolution requesting the police to ''report ' all bad lights, to Mayor Maurice, who will in turn report them to Mr. E.CW. "Trafford, superinten dent:of"the light "department of the Pas senger and Power Company. The reso lution was adopted. - SCHOOLBOYS REINSTATED. f After considerable discussion of the ap plication ;of.ilr. J. W. Reams for the re instatement of his son,. Wesley Reams, In the. public' school. : the School Board, at the meeting last night, decided to al low, the; boy. to return to school in the same manner that, it allowed Wickham Lloyd to come back, the condition being that he., must conform strictly to ' the rules of the School Board. . . A letter from Mr. Patterson in regard to the; costs of the taking of depositions in the case, of F. • H. Fitzgerald, the al leged absconding clerk of the School Board, was read by Dr. E. T. Rucker. The costs of taking the depositions were $Ss.f>o, and will : be' paid- by the board. Superintendent:D..L. Pulliam read a let ter ".from a. concern/ which desires to fur nish bituminous "coal for the public, schools, of "Manchester. Mr. Pulliam said that, the, schools have a small supply, and' they, may use soft coal until anthracite can be obtained. ; A- large number of bills were referredto the School Committee. : .The board' decided -'to thank the City Assembly and .Board •of Aldermen for lending $1,000, ■ with.' which ' to "erect I a new school building. . ' . -." The, members of the board .who were^ present ( at. last night's meeting were Dr. T. P. Mathews, Dr. ■ E.^T.- Rucker. Messrs. R.--C. Broaddus, "A. D. Shotwell, 8. . A: Nunnally, Lipscomb,' Rudd, and Clerk I*.' M. Nunnally. / ■ . DEATH OF MISS EVA COX. . Miss Eva Cox; "daughter of Mr", Cox, a wheelwright,' 4 -formerly of Man chester, died at herihome in Chesterfield; county, Wednesday night, w,here her fath er .was also ill. She was , the . sister ■of Mrs. Osborne,' i of " Manchester. The fure ral will. take place;atlO o'clock this mom ing and the burial will be in Maury Ceme tery." .' '* ." - ' ■ ",' : v.:' - . . '• MUST NOT .. CARRT.= FIREARMS: ■ In. yiew'of the; fact tthat there has been a great deal of promiscuous shooting in and •; around Manchester"; within the " last • few-'days. -\ Chief-of-Police "James A.' Lips comb ■ has notified * his \ men\ to arrest all boysand -persons >with> pistols, and "take up.all : toy.flrearms.that are thought to;be; dangerous.'-. Chief 'Lipscomb is determined; to check a repetition of ; the damage which" has ;been" done In i the; past by youngsters^ who r have "; carried.- firearms *about . with ; them -Constable ' ] Grant) ? and other bffl- ' cers are now trying to locate the unknown mißcreant. -r whoLshot V the \ son ; of Mr/ J; W."; Jones "in ■ Chesterfield ■■■ county Wedhes-: day^morninff. : ,The boy was ; getting^ along oicely .: yesterday ; and ; will * soon be able to' be out: again; . .- i, : . '; "X ; CASES >TO ;i BE TRIED TO-DAY. r A.' -"W. .Williams; ;; charged : with stealing $3.00: from ?Mr.xLeyy^, of :the;Cohen -Art" Gallery,; : in " ; Richmond;: ".~ .was %, tried K \ be- \ fo^5 Ma y o r;^^/Majrr^iinvManches^ ter>;yesterday,u¥ridj's^tejiced>;to};nlhetsv days in Jail. ; Benhie ''-"Wens', who ; was : also charged fvpyH^\.-- : V ::^''.'~ :: > IfYdiiWant sfentenced to five days In jail. It was al leged that he was intoxicated when the money was stolen. The case of L. M. Bishop, who is su ing his father, J. S. Bishop, of Chester field county, to recover his portion of the farm products raised. by them on. the plantation/will come before 'Squire Cheatham this morning. The son alleges that the. father took all the crop and would not alloy.- him any of. It. The case of A. J. Daffron.. who is suing Mrs. Robert Boyle to recover about SGO for furniture alleged to have been sold her. will come before 'Squire Cheatham this morning. Georsv Thomas, the- Syrian, who was arrested by Constable Grant on the charge of peddling goods without a li cense, will be tried this morning, as will also "Willie Hobeck and TTil llam Turner, who are charged with violating thy game law by shooting- wild geese on the plantation of "William Mes cot. near Manchester. The case of Phil Jon?s and George Red ford, who are charged with fighting in the street, will be tried before Mayor Maurice this morning. . ■ ! MTSS HOLLAND TO. "WED. ! Announcement has. been made of the approaching wcMinc: of Miss Bessie llol lnnd. one of Manchester's pretty and nopwlar. blondes, and * Mr. Byron Shfp herd. The wedding is to take place Nov. •1. ■ \: :■*•; .... Miss Holland is the daughter of Mrs.' Judith Holland. ,of 141S Porter street She Is a niece of . R. C- Broartdus. the well known merchant of 'Manchester. "WILL MEET TO-NIGHT. Messrs. John W. Smith a"nd E. Scott Oibbs have returned from Norfolk, where they attended the meetimr of the S^ate Con net 1" Junior Order of United American .MechanTcs. They- will -be present at the meeting of the New South Council- to night, whpn theywill make a report: B. N. Clarke. C.B. Fuqua, and Junior j State Councillor R. E. Cricldle. who ropre- j sented Liberty Council, have also returned to Manchester. . . . ■ ;. v.- An important meeting of the Street Com mittee will be held to-nip-nt. ■ BRIEF NEWS NOTES. ' Mr. R. E. Elder, who has been dan gerously ill, was somewhat improved last night. Drl "W. G. Christian, who has been the guest of Dr. William P. Mathews. has returned to the. University of Virginia. The box party given at "the- Fifth-Street Methodist church last night under the direction of Mrs. L. A. Bass, was a suc cess, and a large sum was realized. Mr. Moore, a bricklayer of Chesterfield county, denies that his daughter. Miss I cannot do without Eiparis Tabules, and where ver I go I hand them out to my friends and then they all think they must have them. More than one will do without some lux ury in order to get this pre cious remedy. At Druggists, The five-cent package is enough for an ordinary occasion. The family bottle, ; 60 cents, contains a supply for a year. to see your feet look a full size smaller; if you want to spare your self half .■ of your "daily fatigue,- if you want to own shoes to be a con stant delight because they fit accurately, buy a sirg'e pair of "Queen Quality." ; A Million women say this; comment is unneces sary. . Why not win one of the hundred prizes ? $1,000 FOR FIRST PRIZE Hettie Moore, Is to be married to Mr "Walter "Weisiger. Mrs. Julia Blanton. who waa a brui* of a half day. her husband, J. B. Bian ton, having died at the Retreat for th» Sick, where they were married, is now able to be out again, after being ill ?ev eral day 3. A large sum was realized for the fam ily of Mrs. W. L. Richardson from th? clock which was raffled off by the mem bers. of the Stewart Lodge of Odd-F»l lows. It will bo, rpmpmbered that her husband suffered concussion of the brain, and d!ed some time ago. leaving her In ' straightened circumstances. Some of the new engines built by »J}.» Richmond Locomotive Works foe tn? Southern Railway have arrived at thfl Manchester 3hops. They are being oiled and cleaned and will soon be ptiilin? car.\ John. P. Taylor, a prominent farmer 0! Chesterfield county, was in Manchester yesterday on business. Mr. Carter Jones, yardmaster nf th? Atlantic Coast-Line, is ill at his home ir this city. Mrs. \Valthali; of Hull street, who haa been ill for some time, was much Improved last nipht. j Mr. Robert Tait. of Norfolk, who recent- I Iy visited Mr. "W. J. Carter, is the owner of Burllnerame, a famous trotting horse. Miss Nannie Williamson, who has been ill' for several days, was much improve.} yes.ferdayj The party given in Swansboro Wednw-' day night, unc*#r the direction of Messrs. W. L. Blankenship. R. W. Fortune, and others, for the benefit of Miss Sadie Alyfe was a success. Miss Mary Talbottwoh the prize of the eveninsr. MARRIAGE IN THE COUNTY. Miss Marie 1 " 1 '-Throckmorton and Mr. Robert H. Can fie Id were married, in Hen rico..county at .> o'clock yesterday afier roon. by the .Rew George H. Sheriff. The brlde'.^isii'the adopted daughter ot Mr. D. ,H. .Anthony, and the groom is a well-known farmer. .. They will reside in the county. SE.VATOR MARTI.V CALLED HOME. His Child til— He Ka«l to BrcnU En paKement for llor.np Shovr. LTNCHBURG. VA.. October 23.-(Sp-> cial.)— United "States Senator Thomas S. Martin, who attended the Horse Show fast nifht, anc had expected to be present to night as the guest of Judge John D.Hors ley. received a telegram from his homa early this forenoon, announcing the ill nes.s of his child, and was, therefore, com pelled to leave the city.