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MANCHESTER AND CHESTERFICLD-1
CHANGESTOBEMADE.
C.VTTAXS UrSCOMH JI.W IIAVB AS
SJST.OT AXD MOKE roLICE.
ARGUMENT FOR A MEW TRIAL
\i Will Ho Minlr Tlilm Morning n>
ni:t'on!« ("rtimscl — Dcntli of 31r«.
)t. C. AVnUhnll - Cnmmlttce A]>
p.iJnlod To llrnfi Jlcmorl.il To Ho
r*rc!s«-nic«l to Con noil — Otlior SouiH-
Artrr.nunt will be heard by Judge John
j:. ir.gra.Tn. in the Corporation Court, this
j: t .::.::. In behalf of a now trial for Sid
i y MlHcn. ihc nogro who was convicted
of the. charge" of -bcJng an accessory to
lbs murder of John Henry Stokes last
August, • ' ■ .
Mr. GJ ?. .^'ing will file a bill of •execp
tiorss-in case Ju'igc Ingrnm refuses the
p: *■ • r-.'-r a t:cw trial, and the case will
1, tdircn io the Court of: Appeals^
It !s pcrseralJy believed that Hilton will
:>.;■ eirnpcMod to serve, out his sentence
:..',t eighteen years in the. penitentiary. In
•5156 lint on Is refused anew trial he will
~,r feiitcnccd by Judge liigram.
may; >:ot commute sentence.
Messrs. J. H. Willrerson ami William
Fr»se v Tir^ keepincr the death watch over
Enie c t Davis, who has been seu'enced to
,c:~.:h for killing John Henry Stokes.
Owing to ihe reprieve jrranted by Gover
r,-.r Moningve Davis will not be hanged
v.r.iU Jar.vary Sth. The prisoner was al
■ v.rd a roppltc until th:U time in order
■•■ ... pive the Gcvomor time enough to
< -, rr-i^i-.r t lie "petition presented ' him by
r- •■■{r?soi Maurice and Mr. M. A. Canip
b> '■• " — " ■■- ■■■'■ ■ ■" ■ : "
rriff? thrre ip stro"g Inilncnee brought
:< 0 lies? on Governor Montague It is
v- ;■.:;•• prob.-ibly that he will commute
the seirtfnce. '
Another petition is be'ng gotten up to
v . pr<?s<-nted to the Governor, which
claims thPt tne prime mover, of the plot
to l:i-l S'olTft's wpjs conrocte-d by one of
, -,.... •-r-i v.-ho lirts been "punished.; The
f'r Sends of the condemned man contend
■J-t if or.c of the slayers of Stokes is
cr: to the p»nsterit.iary all should be
crrt there. Prominent lawyers say thnt
k,i..t,;j-a two persons c?rnpp dcaih or the
p<\n!tfntfs»ry Is no rcEf=on why those, who
R rp found '.to be the most guilty should
■'cscripe the punishment that should be
■riven them. .
MAT BE MANY CHANGES.
It is rumorefl tbat there will be many
.h^? in the city government next
<■-,>. and that th° joint meeting for tho
jpetien" of c'ty offir^rs next month will
-.<• the most 'inlere-s'.ing h<^l<3 in recent:
'•rnrs. One fact srem? to have : ; beT)
r?r cj'-'ht of by firm, members of both
irsncVs of ♦he C'tv Council. :and;lhat
f' thai fiiain eifiictrs have "filled thnt
-f. iMrin for years witliout bPing r<v
«:-cte-«1 nnnnally as required under the
;liy orflfnanc<». ■ Tho cavse of such a
---oiiieti of aiTairs. bowr-v^r. is due to
the fact thnt it was' not. thought ne-ec-?
r-ar?.- tn ro to the trouble- of ,re-el»ctlng
t)i-" dTfic^rs J»s they were repard«d a- c
i' \\;]p and pfllcipnt mfn fully capable of
'roniinvirg to direhnrge .the duties in
4 Vrh r ft r.t;'':'.-UPon lhfr m . Even Janitor
Pri'.dy has r«>tajn<»d Ins -position for years
i-viihmit iTnplcstatSori or being re-c!ecte.l.
f"!-j»-'f-ef-Prli<' > 'H Jam* 1 ? A. Lipscomb and
cMr» faithful ci+v ofncinls. having no op
p -tjon. Cfe w*re allowecl to- continue: to dis
c .-, r i,r,- their duties- without being re-
C:A CAPT.v rN T.7PSCOMIVS POSITION.
A,njbri«r"'th* rha^fs .will be the incre-nse
c f mVti in the Police Department and ad
c'lticral^men for street improvement
Captain Lipsrrmb. who is overcrowde-d
v.iih v.-ork. mny be piv»n an assistant.
i'rt o-der that he may give more of his
— tiTTie to 'h<? work of improving the
Pir^ts and b^avMfyJtig the city.
cr* Cap'ain LJpscomb wil nsk for the as-
P^i^-nt or not is a matter of conjecture,
but it Is be-lievod- thni he could do more
for the pooi of the city if he could be-
''.f Fom<-- nf his office work by
s man who could be gotten for a nomi
rrl sum. ■ . ■
t, 5S5 S b«»li«*yca that Messrs. Edward
Michael Mbcre. nnd James
Nur.r.r.lly .l will he .elected po:icemen if
prov::-!ori is made for the employment of
few -.additional men; in the department
r.ext year.
Anent the contemplated changes, there
!- much discussion dyer having bettor
ii-Ms ard streets, and it is strongly in
timaierl by s^m a .members of the City
/ f«mb!y, thnt the Passenger.- -and Power
Co-Tipn-ny will bn comp^lle-d to furnish
•better lights a!org the streets of the city.
The fact that the new encased lights
have not b<*en forthcoming, has caused
Eo-n'-i members to disregard the pro
mise-'of.-Course! A. B. Gi.!igon, and assort
that they would ask that the company
MiT.ply Mier li"h'>- for the city.
' WILL ACCEPT POSITIONS.
"T-. Walter Mallory rias gone to Wash
• T ,;. Pn . where he 'will accept a lucrative
position;
' Through the influence of United States
Marshal Morgan Treat, of West Point,
r.lr. E. A. Moses, who has been a. con
ductor on the Hull-Street line., of the
Passenger ard Power Company, for
some. time, has obtained a position in
the agricultural department in Wash
ington;' Mr. Moses is now visiting
friends and relatives in Burkeville and
Lunenburg county.
i ■■■■ ■ in ■ . _ ■ w ™ Wfcl ■ ' I
I m A\educad^mas prices /';.;■ : '; u;:; \
rrd-^Pd Xrnns Prices vrill tilk ifM . VJaKneS.
> hore this Week • and talk 'cloquei tiy I iklM - ... . ■ T»:«m«r»flsi - lH\ Best ouality, gold-filled, guaranteed
Our ads in paj..TS. offer- ■ . fgl ... bolitnirc Diamonds, „|| £«" formerly $18.00,
In? Tcrieatlv reduced prices on Mil jp,,,^. M $10.20.
Watcher DiMmonds. .Diamond Jew- t§ Diamonds and Peails, j|
S2S^U"^. UP I Diamonds ,na Sapphire, I ' "! £Sg ££&&.:■ \-
HiT«-M.re fi;>i!)e more suggestions f,\ - ■ _ , *"'■,' 11 "/.'.:' „ , m , •
for ciftß at prices rid need: Vfl Diamon-s and Opals. || tmusden's Special Gent's Thin
' _ \v,|\ Jtf . M del. 14k Gold Case Watch. Move-.
jgrOQChSS. \l|\ Signet Mf u.enr guaranteed. $40.00.
Formerly $3.c0, \\%\ • Iml Silver Haridied'Uiubrellas,'
Formerly $12.00, S '«>.>'<►. . \P?\ <*• JH/ ToPet Ware.
Formsriy $30.00, $^r.«>ih \?M /s,,7ICfS. . M 0,/ en evenings until 7 o'clock. •
! Formerly $:0.C0,5'1'..«»«». V\V /fly ■ --'.'- ■■'■' • " ''" •
| Formerly $50.00, J7-.OU. vV "/--, j^^ •'" ' ■ '
<^Umsaen r . , r ?sr Main Street
A large crowd attended the : dance
which was given in the Leader Hall last
night. The music was exceptionally
good and the couples seemed *to enjoy
themselves to the fullest extent.
Messrs. Clinton Waymack. Leroy
Lathan, and James Panlero. arc arrang
ing for n. grand New-Year's dance, when
a stringed orchestra will furnish music.
Admission will be by Invitation. Sever
al other dances are n be given in Man
chester during the holidays.
COMMITTEE APPOINTED.
The following committee has been ,ap
pointed to prcpire a memorial, to; be pre
sented to the City Council of Manches
ter: Messrs. Hunter V. Baldwin, A. J.
DaiTrcn, M. A. Campbell, and President
David L. Pulliam, of the Business Men's
Association.
The memorial will be for the purpose
of getting the members of both the ' City
Assembly and the Board of Aldermen to
do all they can towards improving and
beautifying tho city and urging manu
facturers to locate here.
Tho very best ot feeling exists between
the Council and the business Men's As
sociation, and they are to work in con
junction with each other in bringing about
a better; condition of affalrpMn Manches
ter. One thing that is to come, and that
is an outlay of a large sum for better
strc-etp. The property owners, according
fo the Business Men's? Association, will
pay two thirds and the city will furnish
the balance. The importance of having
better streets will be brought to.bear
upon the members of the Council in the
resolution which is to be presented at
its next meeting.
SAD FUNERAL OF A CHILD.
Laden with beautiful llowers. the little
casket bearing the- form of Cora Wright,
the 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Wright, was borne to a grave
yesterday afternoon.
The funeral, which was exceedingly sad.
tcok place from 407 -- Bainbridge street, at
3 o'clock. The Rev. Asa Driscoll con
ducted the services. The .sweet sing
ing of Mr. William J. Morrissett. was
tieard just before the casket was borne
from the home. Mr. Morrissett sang a
solo entitled "Go. Bury Thy Sorrow.".
The pall-bearers were selected from
among the little girl's boy-friends.
The body was laid to rest in Maury
cemetery.
DEATH OK MRS. WALTHALL. .
Mrs. Annie May Walthall. wife of C.
R. Walthall, and daughter "of Mr. and
Mrs. J. 11. Laffoon, died at her nome,
lUo Hull sueetv.-.: ; early >esie;uay
morning. Sh& had been ill for some
tirus. ' . : .
Mrs. Walthall was twenty-two . years t
old, having been born in Chesterfield ;
county. She is survived by her mother!
and father and one brother— Perci l RIJ
Laffcon.
Tiie funeral will take place at 4 o'clock
this aiternoon l'rom tne Stockton- .
street Baptist church. The Rev. Mr.!
Kinchlpe will conduct the service, lie will
be assisted by the Rev. Asa Driscoll.
FUNERAL. OK MH3. SMiM. ;
Mrs. Parthenia Smith died at her home
In Manchester uedmsuay nignt.
She was the mother-in-law of Mr. P. L. ;
Clary, of Manchester. 6he was sixty jcars
ok! and had lived in Manchester several i
years. She was born in Hennco county, i
The funeral took place from thY home J
yesterday. and the burial was in
ivisiiry cemetery. The Rev. R.'M.._Chand
ler cor.ducted the service.
FUNERAx. OF MR. FORD.
The funeral of Mr. John M. Ford will
take place at 11 o'clock this morning j
from the Stockton-Street Baptist church.
The Rev. Mr. Kinchioe will conduct the I
service. j
Mr. Ford was 5& years old. and is sur- j
vived by a widow and four children j
one sister. His children are Misses Pearl
;md Carrie Ford, and his sons, Messrs.
John .md Ambrose Ford, all of Manchcs- J
ter. Mrs. Hall, his sister lives in Rich
mend.
NUMEROUS ROBBERIES.
Messrs. Thomas .'and Lacy Fendley
have been robbed ot twu yalu'abls over
coats by thieves who entered their home
near Fourteenth i.r>d Porter streets Wed
nesday evening. Two negroes have been
robbed of a lot of money, and several
homes have been entered by culprits, '/ho
have managed to elude the police.
The home of "Boney" Howard (colored)
was enteied at an early hour yesterday
morning. The th'.ef ransacked everything
in the house, and took Sio from Howard s
pockets.
Howard lives J.t 224 e3St Seventeenth
street, and is the treasurer of -a colored
social club in Manchester. . J
William Midciioton, another colored
man. has been robbed of §14. He was :<p
proached'by another I ..negro who told nim
that he could gat him a position in tne
post-oiSlce, but §11 would be required in
getting the uniform. Middleton paid the
strange negro tho money, "but has rot
seen him tince.
POLICE ON TRAIL.
The police are en trail of the thieves,
and it is likely ;tl>at several arrests will
be made within the next few days.
Fo. iceman Wright, is at work on the
robbery committed at Mr. Fendk-y's
home. He may i-.rrest the guilty persons
to-day.
Policeman R. P. Smith is looking for
the person who robbed "Boney". Howard.
The repeated robberies in Manchester
during the. last few weeks have served
to create the belief that many of them
were committed by small boys. In fact,
suspicion is strongly against the youths.
Then, too. the police have noticed sev
eral suspicious-looking , negroes: in; Man
chester, who are believed to have come
over fior.i Richmond for the purpose of
looting the homes of citizens of this city.
Yijti detectives in Richmond have been
notified of the robberies in Manchester,
and will look for some of the clothes that
have been stolen here.
Mr. W. J. Morrissett. secretary of Lib
erty Council. Jr. O. U. A. M.. of Man
chester, lias delivered to Mrs. W. B.
Smithers a check for ?:ooVn account of
the death of her husband. The check
was endorsed by George H. Harris, presi
dent of the order in America.
Mrs. Smithers was also paid SIOO by
thk ijiuttiiOiNiJ mftsi'ATUii- ; 'JfisH>ATi' ijisuJSMJBJCK ii>. xytri
AN UNUSUALLY STRONG
For Christmas Shoppers.
Equipments for the holiday season have engaged the attention of our supply centre for
some time.v Freight.and express have brpught^lnpir.ent upon shipment of .the -Best, the-New
est, the Most Exclusive, and Most Practical in Wearing Apparel for Man or Boy. The most
favorable condition of Under- Value Price concessions at which' they reach the Burk stores are
clearly demonstrated in the remarkable low price^at which they are offered.
Men's Fashionable , Suits and Overcoats,
made in the very latest style, of strictly pure
wool fabrics — garments .|& ..™3F tf%
that usually command.:. y I O|J
$10 everywhere, 0n1y. .-. . \-~. . ". »
$*S W6% Compare them only with
iff Oil eigh teen-dollar charges at
other places ; positively no
lower-priced line will begin to compare with
the quality of fabrics, tailoring, or trimmings.
Children 's; Department
Boys' Suits, nearly ail sizes to 16.
of heavy weight, dark Blue Twilled
Chex-iot— superbly made, trimmed and
finished. Pants with taped .seams
and riveted buttons— positively
worth 52.C0. Special <t» -g Afj
Boys* Suite, made from pure wool
and fancy Cheviots— excellent wear
ing fabrics— strongly lined and made
throughout to withstand hard ser
v __iri ce i stylish double ' breasted
shapes; ■ "$3.00 values (T» ■* Q
Special only *P I »VO
Boys' Suits. In Norfolk and Double
Breasted Styles, made from pure wool
Cheviots and Cassimeres In newest
fancy patterns and plain Blues, liberal
assortment in all ages 3 to 16.
Actual $3.50 values. £'} AfT
Special, only *PJ*»^O
BIi 'SACRIFICE IN
Smoking Jackets
and House Coats,
This is surely the store at which to make
your selection. Our entire line from day to
day will go at worse than slaughter prices.
Choice of Coats that sold for $5.00, $6.00,
.'57.50, $8.50, $10.00 and $12.50, at ■
$2.48, $3.48, $4.48 and $5.48.
Think of it! Nothing is more sensible or
appropriate.
SIX BIG STORES. 1003 EAST fflllN.
Liberty Council as soon as her husband
died. ,
ROYAL TRIBE OF JOSEPH.
Manchester Lodge, No. 3, Royal Tribe
of Joseph" will have a called meeting
this evening in its hall at 7:30 o'clock.
Every member is requested to be present,
as arrangements will be made for the
banquet to be given in the Masonic Tem
ple the second week in January.
BOTH WERE FINED.
Many spectators were in Mayor Mau
rice's court this morning to witness the
trial of Jefferson Mann and Annie Broad-
M " fcrf 9tm ' . •*• " ■ " **7 ' '„..-■ J - ''■■■' -■-■.--
Perfect-fitting- Suits and Overcoats, of .fine
quality Worsteds, Cheviots, 'Tweeds. -.in solid
Black and newest effects fj& "f| fV £1 O
of fancy patterns, correctly jk-| |J 1111
made and finished,-0niy... .... i3?--".M..^
$"1 ff° Fine Hand-Tailored Suits
I !r| I 111 and Overcoats, the kind
&%&*%&%& that have established Burk
leadership in Men's. Apparel since 1543, and
have spread the fame from Maryland to Tex
as — kinds that, make., running to the high
charging.' tailors a crime'against judicious
economy; — only $15.00.
Boys' Excellent Dress Suits in wide
range of fancy patterns and solid
colors— made from superb quality
Cheviots, Worsteds. Cassimeres. and
Tweeds— fashioned into smartest
style Norfolk. Doublerßreasted-,
Blouse Norfolk, and Three Garment
Vest Suits— unparalleled bargains
and actual 55.00 values, fc'2 "A HZ
Special, only .%p«)«TiC/
Boys* Fine Dross Suits. Double-
Breasted. Norfolk. Blouse, Three-
Piece, and Blouse Norfolk In endless
variety of elegant Blue Serge; choice
Cassimeres. and nobby effect Cheviots
cut in faultless fashion and superbly
tailored throughout; prices $5.00
and 55.00 .. anywhere, (T ■"> f\ P"
only $O,VD
Children's Natty Russian Style
Overcoats, sizes 3 to S. made from
choice Oxford Frieze and Blue Che
viots- — -cut in the swellest fashion,
with round velvet collars and neatly
ornarnented with chevron on sleeve
regular 55.00 values. £~* Ir~
Special, only %PO<»'T"^
: ;; Neckwear,
SUSPENDERS, GLOVES,
BATH ROBES, LOUNGING ROBES,
.DRESS-SUIT Cx\SES, GRIPS,
UMBRELLAS, WHITE VESTS,
-HOSIERY, UNDERWEAR. /
In short, almost everything that is desira
ble for gift-making.
nax. The woman was charged with cow
hiding. Mr. Mann, whom she alleged had
insulted her.
Mr. \V. B. Cox appeared as counsel for
Mr. Mann.
A large number of witnesses were
heard, after which Mayor Maurice fined
both Mr. Mann and the woman $5 each.
The whip with which the woman
thrashed Mr. Mann was exhibited in
court and attracted much attention.
FIRE IN OFFICES.
Superintendent Euehanan, of the i>ian
chester lines of the Passenger and Power
Company, extinguished a fire in the offices
of the company at Seventh and Perry
streets Wednesday, and thereby prevented"
groat damage. Mr. Buchanan" poured a
bucket of water on the flames. '
PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. William J. Morrissett will assist
in the singing at the reopening of the
Bainbridge-Street Baptist church next
Sunday. . ■ .--'--■
Mr. Willie Crutchfield, of Chesterfield
county, was in Manchester yesterday.
Mr. . William A. West, a prominent
farmer, of Chesterfield county," who" has
been ill with typhoid fever, was well
enough ' to visit Manchester yesterday.
Mr. John Peat Taylor, of Chesterfield
Courthouse, was in the city yesterday.
Miss Ada Gallyon will leave Sunday
to spend the holidays in Chase City .v:-.
Mr. P. D. Mahoney, of Manchester,
fell on the street Wednesday, and suf
fered an abrasion of the scalp. /He' was
treated by Dr. J. Garland Loving. "
Mr. J. J. Ryan, who has been indis
posed for some time, is able to be out
again.
Mr. Elizah Roach, of Marx Addition,
killed four fine hogs yesterday morning,
the four : weighing SOO pounds. -
Mr. John Baughan. who has been on
a hunting trip to Campbell county,; nas
returned to the city.
Members of- the Republican City Com
mittee of Manchester have received, their
credentials from the State chairman,
each one being handsomely prepared. ,
Mr. Charles Clark, brother of /Messrs.
Waller and B. M. Clark,, has arrived, in
the city, from Newport News. ■ ■
: Mrs. Mary Francis Tucker, of Blue
field. W. Va., arrived in the city Wednes
day, and will spend some time with her
oldest daughter. Mrs. M, F. Smith, :of
1721 Bainbricige street.
NOT CREDITED IN RADFORD;
Report About Young Miles Canses
;A»toni»liment There. "*'
- RA.D'FORD. VA.; ■ December,:, 18.«-^Spfl»
cisl V-The report that' Vincent -.Miles.
eWe'st son of • Colonel > George ryi. . ftiUw,
Boys* Long Overcoats of dressy and
excellent wearing Oxford Gray Freize
cut in newest box styles with slash
ed pockets and black velvet collars,
a positive SI.OO value. {£'"5 • /"fc/Y
Special ..................... *P*s iVU
Boys' Elegant Fashion . Long
Overcoat; cut and patterned- like the
Men's; made from excellent quality
Freizes and Cheviots in Black. Ox
ford, and Navy Blue. Extraordinary
Overcoat offerings and well
worth $7.00. Special. (J* C? f\f\
only .%Pp.lfU
Boys' Excellent" Knee Pants, made
from double-milled pure wool Che
viots ar.d Cassimeres in limitless
variety of Navy Blue and fancy pat
terns, doubly sewn and finished and
particularly designed for rough
and ready wear, the 75c. kind
of most stores. • Spe- a q
cial. only .....tOC
Boys' Knee Pants of heavy weight
neat stripe twilled Cheviot, superbly
made with taped seams, riveted but
tons, patent bands and hip pockets,
unequalled anywhere /■> —
under half dollar; 0n1y.... ZOC
has left the University is not credited
here. Colonel Miles is -in St. Louis at'd
Mrs. Miles in Springfield. Neither could
be communicated with, but in a 'phone in
terview with Mrs. Morgan, grandmother
of. young Miles at Marion, the temporary
home of the Miles family at present, the
Dispatch correspondent learned that he
was. still at school. Neither his relatives
in Rad ford ■ nor Marion knew aught of
the report: or give it credence.
Mr. Winslow P. Randolph, associate
headmaster at St. Albans. also expressed
surprise at the report, and said: "J feel
sure there is nothing in it. Hs has pro
bably finished his examinations and sim
ply left for the holidays."
Vincent Miles is a remarkably bright
young fellow. 17 years of age. He finished
the course/at St. Albans in June, being
en'rolled--6h the legion of honor, and. en
tered the University in October.
VINCENT MILES LEAVES
THE UNIVERSITY.
Considerable UncertaJiity ; As To the
■\Vlierciibqnts of the Well Known
. . Educator's Son. ." : -.
CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA.. December
IS.— Special.)— Last Friday' "night Mr. Vin
cent M." Miles left the University of Vir
ginia without.notice to the chairman or
any one • connected with that institution,
and it was supposed that he had gone
to his home, at 'Radford. He is a son
of Co:onel George: W. Miles., of that place.
But instead of returning to his home, it
seems that he went ■ West, and was In
St. Louis when last heard from. '-..' His
mother and sis'.er are visiting in Illinois,
and it is supposed that^he is making his
way to them. However this may be, he
went from. here to St. Louis.
It is learned here thit young' Miles has
been wanting to -withdraw from the Uni
versity ever since the presidency ques
tion, and his -father's connection with-it
has been under discussion. -At -present
there Ja no' apparent {interest, in. that' Is
sue, as far as the surface shows, but
the -students were : warmly- opposed to
Colonel Miles, and = unanimously • adopted
resolutions praying-the- Board of .Visi
tors not to elect, him." Everything; possi
ble was done by those who were
acquainted with young Miles' to'let^him
'understand that; it was not a matter per
sonal to him in any sense, and. altogether
he :wss^ treated with , the ..more, considera
tion, because it was felt that.'h!s position
was necessarily ~ uncomfortable. The
yourg gentleman 'stood ;his!- ground *; when
the .issue ; was exciting.;, and. with " : manly
and- commendable: bearing .throughout. .'so
that'much surprise results from -jh'ls leav
ing now.' when", the? mat'terMs" riot -under
discussion. Jt Is understood- thst- his ; pa
rents •■ refused * to ! consent * to' his % leaving
tha -University.:- ; t- • >■•,:,:.-.
CDLDHEL B. B. CRECE¥
The Oldest Editor in North
Carolina is Eighty-Nine
To-Day.
WASHINGTON. N. C.. December IS.—
(Special.)— The oldest active editor, in the
United States celebrates his birthday to
morrow.- Col. R. B. Creecy, editor of the
North Carolina Press, is a wonderful: man.
In the dark days of ; reconstruction in
Carolina, there was no pen that depicted
the horrors more truly; that pointed out a
remedy for them more wisely, or that in
.stilled a stronger expectation of better
days to come, than his. riis editorials
were essentially righting utterances and
appealed to the manhood in one's physical
body. -. ... .
-AVheh the constitutional amendment
fight was up a few years ago, the pen
ot\the venerable editor did valiant' ser
vice, and in many ways aided in the Dem
ocratic victory in North Carolina. Colonel
Creecy is an interesting man. He knows
every one in the state to whose. name the
adjective "'prominent" has ever been at
tached in the past two decades. He also
knows the history of most of the State,
and every incident with a historical savor
about his own section of the Tarheel
domain is carefully preserved in his
brain. The men who have left North
Carolina and gone into other States, or,
countries, are all remembered by him.' and
sundry articles appear from his' pen to
show the absent ones that there Is one
old man in the far "down home" who still
remembers them.
Many little historical skits with a sem
blance of the storiette have been written
by the venerable editor. Most of these
have been embodied in his volume of
talks to younger people under the title
of "Grandfather's Tales."
Time has. of course, shown it 3 marks
on Col. Creecy and f has begun to wrinkle
his face a little. The white hair was a
forerunner of these. But with increasing
age, none of the narrowness that some of
the more- modern assert; is the attribute
of the older generation.- has crept Into the
mind of this veteran editor. Few men
have absorbed or imbibed modern ideas
more readily than he. In fact. Col.
Creecy is a remarkable man, who has
grown up with a likewise remarkable
country. lie is rather stouter now than
in former years as he moves about, but
his heart is that of a young man.
I had a chat with him a few weeks ago.
He talked about his book.. That' is. his
hebby. He asserts that it Is his living,
and when you talk of it to him a smllo
lights up his features. As a matter of
fact, Col. Creecy. or "Father Creecy," as
he is lovingly called by homo folks, need
never work again. There is a son. rela
tives and many friends who are ready to
i say:- "You have fought a good fight. You
have kept the faith.' Come home and
rest with us."
HIT THE OLD SOLDIER
WITH A BEER 'BOTTLE.
Calvin Wendt, a Union Veteran,
aiortally Wounded in Phoebus,
By Auuie Webster, a Xegro
Woman.
HAMPTON. VA.. Dec. IS.— (Special. >—
Calvin Wendt. an aged . inmate of the
National Soldiers' Home, was mortally
wounded with a beer bottle by Annie
Webster. ■ a negro woman, at an early
hour this morning, in Phoebus.
The veteran was removed to th<> Home
Hospital am] his death is said to be a
question of only a few hours. The
woman, it seems, had lived with.. Wendt
in Webster street. She went .to a cake
walk last night. When she returned
about 4 o'clock this morning. Wendt gave
her a severe chastisement for staying out
all night. He also slapped her. over a
chair. -
This enraged the woman, who took a
beer bottle and used it with telling effect
or- Wendt's head. Hi* skull was crushed
and a blood vessel was broken, which
caused him to lose a great amount of
b^ood.
He Is seventy-one years old. The
woman is now in the Hampton jail.
BANK" AT MULLINS ROBBED.
Supposed Professional Visit Marlon
County, Xorlh Carolina.
COLOMBIA. S. C. December IS.—f?pe
cial.)—The Bark of ■ ■ MulMns. Marion
county, was robbed early this morning
by aKetrfd professionals. The- r"bbery is
s=uppo?ed to haw bT^n acef mpllsbfcl be-
I ~~~ ■;.. ;
My dangliter suffered fear- >
ful pimples and was -
cured by Eipaus Tabules, :; >
<> ■--,;■-■■ . . ;.
> •-■'":•■•:■ •" ; ■ : f- ; ; %
$' •■'- \
At Druggists.
3? The five-cent package: is enough- for, nn } H ?
C ordinary, occasion. The family c ,.] S
-? Co cents, contains a supply for a year, j J
£i ' ;':; ' : - ": ' "■■ : <■ ' - ■ . ' ■■'■■ '- : : Xi: :''":. r^' ; ',. ' ;■-'..: '■■:'■ \
Helpy in ~ •
Winning $3,000.
('' Bank Clearings of Rich*?
mond first week in December,
$4,773,702.17,
Second'week in pecernterg
The Bank Gearings of one
day, December 15th,
\5805;578M -_•.:
On the day of December
1 6th, the Clearings were .
$695,279.90. I
On the day' of December
17th/ the Clearings were
$844,408.67.
The Clearings from De
cember Ist to December
1 5th, inclusive, were
$10,407,614.54.1
The Bank Clearings of
Richmond * for the eleven
months of 1902, ending with
November, were
$193,969,064.60.
The Clearings for Novem
ber were
$16493,298.76.
What will the clearings for
December be? Let's say . '
$17,633,551.33.
NOW THEN, ;;
What will "the total for the
whole 12 months •be ? We
reckon .
$211,602^615.93!
What do, you say? .It's a
thing to figure *on and there's
$3,000 in it. .^ ? Read the : big
advertisement.
If you are a.subscriber send
in a future subscription and
it will begin when your pres
ent payment expires. If you
are not a, subscriber, now is
the bright particular time to
become one. : This opportu
nity lasts but a little 'while
longer.
tween 2 o'clock and daylight. Entrance
to the building v.as i,^.ucu b> u~.'...£
through a door and lifting a bar behind
it. , -. ;
The bank is fully protected by burglak
Insurance and.>'jil rf?ume'bu«be«s fo»
morrow. . Valuable t papers In the vault,
which was dynamic .v. were scat.vrec
everywhere. A considerable amount ol
money— silver— was also strewn overtht
floor." The cash on hand in the. bank .war
smaller than it had been befoiv In r lont
time owing to heavy drafts for cottot
ard tobacco on the day preview.
Bloodhounds have betn telegraphed
for. - .' ' .; .. '.

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