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LincoimConspiracy
and [lts Conspirators.
By SAMUEIV BLANT) AIIKOLD, rrho was imprisoned at tho Dry Tortugaß.
' ' (Copyrighted, 1002.) . •' . ;
. '(Copyrighted. 1902.)
There never was any connection between
3300ih and the Confederate -authorities. 1
was in Booth's confidence, and had any
thing existed as such he would have made
known the fact to me. Besides, such .1
quixotic scheme would have been laughed
'at by them had it been possible fcr
Booth to obtained audience with them, and
he would have been dismissed from their
r.re«enc\ and In all probability been over
looked a* an insane man. The scheme
oriplnnted in Booth's own visionary mind;
he been mo a monomaniac on the success
: '-«f the Confederate arms. .1 condition
which generally follows when a man's
thoughts are constantly centered upon
<»nc subject alone. '
JHk Jast act was the net of a madman,;
■>r.d I am convinced that he did it in a
moment of temporary insanity, caused by
■the <!efc:it of -the Confederate armies, and
the cause so dear; to his heart. This is my
opinion which cannot be controverted in
tills world: its truth or falsity will only
bo known in the world to come.
The men by whom he had been sur
rounded, and who had associated them
selves with him, were, to a great extent.
Ignorant men. They clung to him lor
the bounty they •were receiving at Booth s
hand. >>*o labor to perform to cam their
,j,.i«^ i>, ", r-rvirf'r** H. pttl they v\-orc
Willing io let it so continue, hugging with
in ...t.i.sc.i.o .«aie liioiigln '^c ia.si-:!j>
proachir.K end of; the war would soon dis
.solve con:pan s onship : and tho
conspiracy in wMch they were engaged,
xsithout any oooily harm falling to their
lot. *
When, in his frenzy, he made known r.is
design to them, they were so entangled
that' retreat was impossible, and even had
they attcn pled to do so, without surrend
ering themselves to the authorities, their
knowledge alone would have made them
ivs* «s cnllty before the law as if the
Wow had'Uon struck by their own hand.
HEfiOLD WAS BUT A BOY.
Herold. a mere boy. acting in the role of
pilot steering Booth through the coun
try, taking no part in the murder itself.
thought. In his ignorance of the law. that
he would not be reached. Atzerodt. of the
same mold, thought the same when he
tied, failing to execute the part assigned
him to be performed by Booth, Ignorant
of the fact that before the law he- was
just as guilty as Booth, who committed
the deed.
Payne was differently situated. He was
far from his native State in a strange
c lty_pennilcss. Booth had for months
j.rovided for him— food, lodging and rai
ment, and limited means, to meet his daily
incidental expenses. For all these things
he could not be ungTateful; besides, he
was subordinate to Booth's stronger mind,
who controlled him in his every move
ment, and .when the crime to be commit
ted was sprung upon him. he was as bold
and as fearless as Booth himself, and
tried his best to carry out the part allot
ted to him by Booth to perform.
ONLY FOUR CONCERNED.
These four men. comprised the entire
conspirators in that crime. No knowledge
sf it extended beyond them; according to
confessions made by Herold and Atzer
odt, it was Jirst made known at S o'clock
;he same evening.
No officials of the Confederate govern
ment had any knowledge in regard to it,
although it was attempted to be shown
hy the military commission that they had
through many witnesses. Everything went
.ipon our trial. It was fixed in its" en
tirety, and all were condemned before be
ing iiivird. No cross-examination of wit
nesses, their evidence being so deep-laid
that no opening was left, besides counsel
declined to do so, having no groundwork
left to stand upon, and so that long
.Ornwn-out trial, lasting months, grew
■from a mere molehill to a stupendous
nructure. reared and built through per
jury.
There was a witness to establish the
conspiracy from Baltimore, by name Wil
liam Spandaiior. who finally died in the
Maryland penitentiary. When counsel
•desired that he be produced for cross-ex
amination, he was nowhere to be found,
lie had been spirited away by the prose
cution, not. however, before leaving his
imprint before the court.
THOSE CIPHER LETTERS.
Cipher letters were found floating In
the water at Morehead City. N. C, un
tilurrod by contact with the water, in
tended no "doubt to encircle me at Fortress
Monroe with participation in the crime;
in fact, the conspiracy through the gov
ernment witnesses grew to immense pro
portions, extending from the Lakes to
the Gulf, even penetrating into Canada,
whereas, it was but the act of four de
ludprl men, dwelling in the city of Wash
ington.
iieuibution has followed in the wake
of that trial. Numerous, not very im
portant, witnesses died during my in
carceration. Soon after the verdict some
died from suicide, and later on some died
In the penitentiary, while some served
terms in the penitentiary. Of the mem
bers of the court who .sat in condemna
tion of me 1 am not advised, but the
prosecuting judge advocate and his as
sistants, I think, have been called before
the bar of God.
COMPARED TO DREYFUS.
The late Dreyfus trial in France was
a. counterpart in many respects to my
own; the same means employed and re
ported to to convict— viz.. forged documen
tary evidence, as well as false swear
ing—the same arm of the government
service sitting in judgment. But I will
say for 'France that when the prisoner
appeared and stood before the military
court he stood as a man, as a guiltless
man, not as a condemned convict and
felon weighed down in -shacKles and
chains; neither was he tortured before
und" during his trial, and was
publicly degraded only after conviction.
This miscarriage of justice in his case
aroused the public of all nations in Eu
rope, and also the public of the United
JtaU-F. The official organs, however, rcp
jesenting the governments abroad, as well
is my own. remained in passive silence!
lhat no offence .should be given to the
nations on friendly t-jrins, or ' that any
breach of international law should occur.
At the same time uvery nation in Europe.
»h well as the United States, had been
tullty of iho very same thing which was
totidemned by the press of the civilized
r.-orld.
The sentence inflicted upon Dreyfus was
'oudly condemned far and near as a mis
;arri:ige of justice, and the stress upon
the President of the French republic be
came so great that a pardon was granted
Dreyfus. The crime of which he was ac
*.used -was false in o.vcry particular in bis
iase. his o:ily "offence" being that he
was a Jew.
RECEIVED NO SYMPATHY.
In my case, far worse conducted than
in Dreyfus' case. 1 have yet to learn or
hear of a single voice raised in my be
half, or denouncing my treatment, but.
to the contrary, correspondents of the
"liress. at times, contributed Kcurrulous ar
ticles against me, in which no truth cx
f->;s, ■' their haired no: satiated although
hlrty years have elapsed.
Gherry Pectoral
{ jTalk this over with your
; [doctor. If he says Ayer's
[ .Cherry Pectoral is all right
j >for your hard cough, then
| jtake it. We are willing to
\ leave.it with him. He has
fc& formula. Dpctors have
K^owa it for 60 years;
Age Is creeping upon me. I am stcad
ilv toward that pal - where
many have pone before me. >*"<* '^Z'°L C
many years have passed 'will reach it.
and there confront my accusers, and l then,
nr.d not until then, will the m>sterles
surrounding my -unjust tr al. torture and
condemnation , be. truthfully revealed
SAMUEtI BLAND ARNOLD.
Mr. Arnold lived in Baltimore from
time! to time urf until about six years
agv>. when he decided to seek the peace
nnd quiet of a country life. Since that
time he has been raiding on &^?\ncu£
Friendship. Anne. Arundel f -° u . nt >-> co . m '"?
to Baltimore at infrequent P|f i | a T f.WAb.O.Ut
twice each year he comes to B«Jtlmorc
and spends some days nt the ; home of
his brother. Mr. Charles A Arnold,
the corner of the York road ami Chest
nut Hill avenue. Mr. Arnold, during his
rM v,,,ro in Jinltin'o-e. hi»d always been
looked upon by those of who came In
o,;r,i:ict wiih him as aim-in of most rc
tirirg disposition, and was ever exceed
ingly loath to speak of the great tragedy
or its surrounding circumstances that had
come 10 wreck his entire life.
In nil those years of life Mr. Arnolf.
wrs undoubtedly what he has descrlbefl
himself— a m'santhropist. On the farm in
Anne Arundel county he has sought a
seclusion and quiet free from the V>»sy
haunts of man, which he could not llml
in a big city. Even in his immediate
locality in the country he. is simply known
as Mr* Arnold. ;rnd but few. if any, know
ihat in this old man has been locked the.
-ory of one of the greatest tragedies of
life "
in striking contrast with the once-pow
erful frame and fiery spirit of youth,
this wrinkled old man. with head and
beard whitened by the passage of nearly
70 years, awaits the sounding of- the. last
trumpet. A scif-Teated he,rmit from the
ordinary friendship and courtesies of
mankind, he Is beloved by the brute cre
ation. In his doffs, his pigeons. his
chickens, and the animals, of the farm
is his greatest pleasure centered, and all
of -these dumb creatures acknowledge
him as a friend. In these friends of tb^
farm, filled in occasionally by ] visits of
relatives 5n Baltimore, does Samuel B.
Arnold nnd the consolation of his declin
ing days. . t *
THE END.
A CRYSTAL WEDDING.
Mr. nnil Mrs. W. K. Simmons the
Principals — T,mienNter Notes.
IRVJNGTON. VA:'. December lfi.—(Spe
cial.)—Fifty or: more Invitod guests" as
sembled Monday evening at the hoppit
ab>o home of. Mr. and Mrs. William E.
Simmons, near Kilmarnock. to bring good
cheor and rejoice in the celebration of the
crystal wedding of the host and hostess.
From 7 P. M. until 2 A. M. the house was
a scene of festivity. The tables and
house wvre beautifully decorated. The
former were larlen with mnny choice mor
sels, and the latter tasteful.'y festooned._
Additional beauty was added to the*
scene by the numerous and handsome
presents" which the truests brought. This
county docs not often provide such cn
tertaininont as-was found at the Simmons
home, and to Mis? Linda Flippo. the mis
tress of ceremonies, and her assistants.
Mips Kate M. Rowe and Mr?. Dallas
Fitehctt. are due the uumplimvnts that
were' expressed that nieht. . In the beau
tiful moonlight of early Tuesday morn-
Ing the cuests— some of whom«bad driven
i'ine niil^s— d°partvd. with tho hope that
allAmlsrht b»-present"at the diamond an
niversary of this happy couple, and also
at the crystal weddintr of each of Mr.
and Mr?. Simmons's sons and daughters.
FIRE AT T. D. FICKLIN'S.
Considrrnble oxcltement was manifest
ed at ■ Millvnbcck on Thursday, v.-hen It
became known that the dwelling 1 of T.
DJ Ficklin was? on flro. «nd wh^n dancer
of the building's entire d»siruotion s"cm
od imminent. Mr«. FicWin discovered the
flames about midday through thy smoke
i«=Fulncr from tho crevices around the top
of t)r<> bny window. But for tho tin roof
nn this window the dwelling would have
b°en entirely consumed. The fire is sup
posed to have brVn caused by rats c^rry-
Jng debris between the walls. Mrs. Fick
lin. an infant! ard a IWtle 4-year-old boy
were nlor.e in the hou?e. Mrs. Ficklin
iravp the alarm, and the efforts of the
i-.vichbors, who responded to the call,
saved 'he dwelling: from utter destruc
tion. The east wing was rendered unln
habitable.- ■..'."-
THE IRVINGTON ODD-FELLOWS.
At the regular rn^etin? of Irvingtnn
T.ndcre. No. 2ft",. Tndenendent Ordrr of udd-
Fvl'owsi he'd Tuesday evpnlng. th° fol
lowing officer? were elected: Nobl^
Orand. Orris Jr'mes; Vice-Grand, T.
White: Rrcordinq- Secretary. Clinton
Bew: Financial Secretary. B. f?. Ham
morris: Treasurer. ;J. T. Rilee: Chaplain.
,T. W. . Hundlvy. This indue is In a nmn
tlouri^hins: condition, and has steadily
crown since its organization, a little, over
three years ai?o.* The members are .'nearly
all young men. and each seems to think
•hat he has a work to perform for the
fraternity. Ow of the committee ap
pointed at the last. Grand Lodge meeting
to select a home for the orphans of Odd-
Fellows in this State, is a member of
Irvins-ton Lodge.
A. P. Rov.-e. of the Fredericksburjr Frev
I-a:ice. was the guest Saturday and Sun
day of W. McD. Lee.
Miss Eva Bussells, of Irviiisjton. left
Monday to spend a part of the winter
with her sisters and friends in New
York city. Her brother, "Hud" Bussells.
accompanied her.
A letter announces the illness from
hemorrhages of Fred. i>. Wagner, at his
home, in Wilmington. Del. lie is a former
resident of Irvington: and was for seve
ral years the local representative of the
Richmond Dispatch.
E. Bruce Squires, of Poplar Neck, left
a few days ago for a ten days' visit to
Norfolk, Hampton, and vicinity.
HIS HORSE THEW HIM.
Accident Befalls M. Clii*holm—Char
loticsvllle \«ite«.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.. . December
19.— Mr. M. Chishohn. of the Harvard Law
School, who is .visiting bis brother, Mr.
J. A. Chisholm, at Wilton, near this
city, was thrown from his horse yester
day. No serious injuries were rpc\iived.
Mr. George M. White has sold his farm.
Fituated about two milrs from Ivy, to Mr.
F. M. Smith. Jr.. .of Middletown." O. The
sale was mnde -throuah Mr. A. J. Bibb.
Miss Annie J. Smith, youngest daughter
of Mrs. T. J. Smith! of Proffitt's nei?h
borhood. was married yestvrday to Mr.
Stuart W. Cronshaw. a prosperous young
farmer. Both contracting parties were of
this county.
TO VISIT HAMPTON.
Tliok. Plnnlcctt. Celeltrnted Irish'
Editor and M. IV Coming: There.
IIAMPTOX. VA:. Dec 19.— (Special.)—
Thomas Phmketl, the celebrated Irish
educator, and member of the house of
commons of England, -is expected to, ar
rive In Hampton next Monday on a visit
to the Hampton Normal and Agricultural
Institute. Mr. Plunkett arrived in New-
York yesterday, and was met there by Dr.
H. H. Frisst'll, the president of the Nor
mal School, who went to the metropolis to
meet him. While Dr. Frisseil was travel
ling in Europe last summer he met Mr.
Plunkett; who has established numerous
Industrial schools throughout his coun
try, and extended him a special invitation
to visit the Hampton Normal School.
Mr. Plunkett has now decided to make
a lour of the American industrial schools,
and after a week's stay here he will pro
ceed on his journey to Tuskegee, the
Booker Washington school, in Alabama.
Mr. Wallace Buttrick. the general sec
retary of theAmertcan Educational Board,
will arrive here on Sunday and will ac
company Mr. Plunkett on his Southern
,trip.
Considerable Interest is manifested here
over an opinion sent to the Phoebus town
council last night by Town Attorney \V. H.
Power relative to granting extensions to
railway companies now, holding . fran
chises In the town. Mr. Power submitted
quite a lengthy opinion in which he states
that the council has.no right or au
thority to extend the time limit of any
of its present franchises ...now outstand
ing. The opinion is based upon the con
struction of certain clauses In the new
constitution, which state that a legisla
tive body muet first advertise for sale
io the highest bidder's any franchise that
is sought by a corporation.
The question was raised .; owing to a
request made to the council by the Hamp
ton Roads Railway and Electric Com
pany, which wishes to -be given twelve
monUis longer In each to complete the
THE RIOHMOKD DISPATCH- SATUKPAY, DECEaiBEB 20, 1902-
" A Place for Every
thing- arid ,< Everything
in its^Place " - ,M
'.*(A v - ] gra ri dsirc phrase * f •' •_: ■' in'
Shakespearean parlance, but
worthy to be the motto of any,
household. - That is why the
GORHAM "' G6.
Silversmiths
has designed an abso
lutely novel chest for
the bestowal of house
hold silverware. Never
before has an oppor
tunity been afforded
for packing away so
much household sil
verware in so small a
space.-
B|||| S^ JNQ .J| keep it
construction of its line through the town
of Phoebus. The company now holds tnc
franchise, which expires on the first day
of January. It has a $5,000 certificate
check up for the completion of the road
by that date, but the extension Is sought
to litigation now pending . between the
local railway companies.
Under Mr. Powers' construction of law
the franchises, of the Hampton Roads
Company become null and void on the
first day of the coming month, in which
case the company -will be cut off from
entering Old Point.
The council will consider the opinion of
the attorney at the meeting of the body
next Tuesday, and interest of an immense
nature is centered in the outcome. .
FIGHT OVER WHISKEY
ENDS IN MURDER.
Lojian Mnndy. the Victim. Xo-»v Dead
at Hnanokc — His Slayer Sup
posed to Be Ed. Hnirston.
ROANOKE, VA., Dec. 19.— (Special.)—
Lcgan Mundy. the colored man who was
s'.v't on a train here last night, died
tf-day. The murderer is supposed to have
?v?en Ed. Hairston. a negro. Both men
wore en route home from the coal fields.
Their homes were nt Charlotte. While
the train was .standing at the depot
Hnnston called to a saloonkeeper across
Rc'l:cad avenue to bring him some whis
ke::; a clerk brought out three pints. A
cispiite arose as to which man was en
titled to the third pint, when Hairston
drew a pistol and fired three times, all
bullets taking effect.
Hffrston escaped, and attempted to
boavl the Roanoke and Southern train
gviiig"! south at the Jefferson-street cross
in?:. He was confronted by two poiice
men. butfescaped -in the darkness. About
a dozen shols were fired at the fugitive.
Kenny's Xiiias Pictnre,
(Size £Ox2S inches.)
Better than ever
Freo Saturday. December 20th.
C. D. Kenny Co.. Broad and Sixth
streets. .
Southeast Corner Main and Seventeeth
Streets.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bougfil
Bears the Sip yAKr/Fl /T!"
Signature of C^UZ^^X/^^^Z^
To the Public.
We have coming by Monday 1.500
Dressed Turkeys, which we are goinr
t.o sell cheap; also French Candy, Gc. Ib. :
Mixed Nuts, lie. lb.; New Figs. 3 lbs.
for 15c. ; London. Layer Raisins, 10c. lb.;
Wine for jelly, 10c. qt.; Star Brand Gel
latine, oc. box; New Pecans, I^VjC. lb. ;
and everything cheap.
S. ULLMAN'S SON.
IS2O, 1522 east Main, 50G east Marshall;
Manchester. 1212 Hull.
Richmond Transfer Company have
moved their. Union Ticket, Pullman and
Baggage Transfer Office to No. SI!) East
Main street, between Eighth and Ninth.
with increased facilities for handling
business. Both 'phones — IG.
S. 11. BOWMAN. General Manager.
TnrUeys! Turkeys!!
We want to buy five thousand live tur
keys, and will give the highest market
price. GEORGE B. BULL CO.
XmaK Floivers and Plants,
Elooming Plants. Palms. Ferns, etc.
Roses, Violets. Carnations, etc.
stock in the city at
HAMMOND'S.
107 east Broad street.
_ « .■ .
Removal Sale.
Until after Christmas, in order to close
out all our neckwear, we arc making the
following prices: Many of the EOc. kind
at 25c, $1.50 scarfs. SI; Tsc. reduced to EOc.
CONSTABLE BROTHERS.
; _ *
WINTER. TOURIST RATES
Via the Atlantic Coast Line R. R.
Winter tourist tickets are now on sale
to all Southern winter resorts via the At
lantic Coast Line. This line is the short
est, quickest and most elegantly-equipped
between the North and South. It offers
to health and pleasure-seekers service
equalled by none. You make no changes
to Florida resorts.
For full particulars, apply to any agent
of the company, or
C.S. CAMPBELL,
, Division Passenger Agent,
S3S East Main street/Richmond. Va. -
_ : — o —
Seaboard Air Line Railway—•Clirist
• mas Holiday Rates.
On account of the Christmas holidays
the Seaboard will sell round-trip tickets
from all stations on its lines at a rate of
one i anH one-third first-class fares be
tween all points east of the Mississippi
and "outh of the Ohio and Potomac rivers,
including Washington, D. C., and St
Louis. Mo. One (lrst : class standard^ fare
will apply for the round trip between
points in the State of Florida. Tickets
will b e sold Dec. 23. 24, 25. "30 and, 3l. 1902,
and Jan. 1, 1903. -Final limit.. Tan. 3. 1903.
For Students— Same rates will apply as
above noted on presentation and surrenr
der'.of certificates signed by the super
intendent, principal or president of a
school ' or college. Tickets will be- sold to
students Dec. -16 to the 22. inclusive, in
addition to the above-mentioned dates.
Tickets sold to students will have. a' final
limit Jan. S, 1903. •".-/ . . . . ,'", .:: "
For further information, .apply to any
agent or 1 "- representative of the Seaboard,
or 'write or call "on - • . • '■>
Z. P. SMITH. ; ; ' .-.'■ TV. J. MAY,
DlB. Pass. Agt ■, City -Ticket At..
1004 East £!&!& strest t JUcfcaoad, V*. i.
MR. OVERBEY'S 1,500*
TIIE LDXES-BURG DELEGATE
; CHANGES EMBEZZLEMENT. ,
MR. WOOD, BROKER, ARRESTED
Hearing on Q,ucNtion of Bail Dronght
Out One or Tiro Interesting Facts.
Case Set for Investigation-January
1-ltli — Accn.Ncrt Expresses Confl
dence of Ac<inittal.'
Mr. Clarence B. "Wood, a young stock
broker, was arrested early yesterday at
terncon, charged "; with embezzling Sl,sw
from Mr. D. A. Overb-cy. a member of the
House of Delegates from Lunenburg
county.
Immediately after the arrest Wood was
given a preliminary hearing in the Police
Court, and at 2:45 P. M. the case was
continued until January 14th. The ac
cusvd was granted bail in the of $1,000,
whicn he 'furnished.
Mr. Ovcrbey s contention is that about
the middle of September he placed in the
hands' of Mr. Wood the sum of $1,000.
with discretionary orders— that is, con
veying- to the broker the right to 'exer
cise his judgment in making investments.
He expected to be advised, of course, of
whatever transactions were made, ac
cording to custom among brok'C-rs.
NOT NOTIFIED.
■Mi. Cverbey alleges that Mr. Wood,
without notifying him, invested the sum
of $1,000, and soon afterwards called for
a margin of $500 additional. Having
confidence in the broker, he .forwarded
the supplemental sum to protect his hold
ings, and was shortly thereafter advised
that the two sums— sl,soo— had been wiped
out by slumps in the market, and that he
was due Mr. Wood the sum of $100 ad
vanced to protect his customer's interest.
The last transaction occurred about Oc
tober tjth.
On coining to Richmond. Mr. Overbey
secured a statement from Mr. Wood. He
was not pleased with it. and receiving,
as he says, no satisfactory explanation,
decided, after consulting frionds, to
swear out the warrant charging embezzle
ment.
THROUGH DONNAN & CO.
The investments were made- through the
brokerage firm of A. E. Donnan & Co.,
who have direct wires to New York. Mr.
Wood has no such facilities. Despite the
fact that Mr. Wood conducted his specu
lations through another firm, his cus
tomer claims to have had no knowledge
of the fact.
The most interesting bit of evidence
heard yesterday developed disagreement
between Messrs. Donnan & Co. and Mr.
Wood' as to the selling' prices of the
stocks. The figures in Mr. Wood's state
ment, it is said, do not arrrv<\ with the
figures on Donnan & Co.'s books.
Mr. Wood expresses confidence that he
will be vindicated. He has retained
Messrs. Scott, Buchanan & Rawley as
counsel.
Messrs. H. M. Smith. Jr., and Legh R.
Page have been engaged by Mr. Overbey
to assist the Commonwealth's Attorney in
the prosecution.
A VENERABLE EDITOR.
Co.l John C. Shields Cclebrats the
!>f)tli Aiiniversary of His AVecldinprs.
LEXINGTON. VA.. December 19.—(Spe
cial.)—Colonel John C." Shields, of South
River, Rockbridge county, known as tne
Nestor of Virginia nev/spaperdom. with
his wife, who was a Miss 'Martha M.
Hardy, of Lynchburg, Va., quietly cele
brated the fifty-ninth anniversary of their
marriage last Sunday at their country
home.
News has been received here of the
death of Philander E. Northern at his
home in Marianna, Ark. Mr. Northern
was the youngest son of the late William
Northern, of the Falling Springs neigh
borhood, Rockbiklge. county, and was 4D
years old. When only 16 he left the coun
ty to seek his fortune elsewhere. He ac
quired quite a competence as a cotton
factor in Arkansas, his adopted State.
He was twice married, first , to Mrs.
Macklin, of Arkansas, and after her death
to Mrs. Thompson, of Brownsville. Term.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Har
vey Rader, and Mrs. Alexander Zollman,
both of Rockbridge county.
A dispatch received here announced the
marriage of Mr. E. Houston Bobbitt, son
of the late M. L. Bobbitt, of Lexington,
and Miss Belle Tiller, daughter of Mr.
James A. Tiller, of Barboursville. Ky.
Mr. Bobbitt is a native of Lexington, and
is at present the editor of the Barbouro
ville News.
Mrs. Delilah F. Lackey, wife of Mr. O.
B. Lackey, died at her home in Buena
Vista, Thursday morning 1 , after an illness
of one week. She was 3G years old, and
was a; daughter of Telford B. Morris, of
Kerr's Creek, Rockbridge county.
News has been received of the death
of J. Baker Miller, the youngest son of
tho late S. S. Miller, of the old Miller
piace, opposite the mouth of Buffalo
Creek, Rockbridge county. He several
years ago went to California on account
of his health, and at the time of his death
was with 1 , his brother, James Miller, at
Fresno City, lie was 37 years old.
SHE TOOK ROUGH ON RATS.
Miss Myrtle Kinker, of Shenandoah,
"While Deranged, Swallowed Poison.
WOODSTOCK. VA., December 19.—(Spe
cial.)—Miss Myrtle Rinker. a resident of
Mount Clifton, seventeen miles west' of
Woodstock, who is supposed to be non
compos mentis, attempted to commit sui
cide by taking rough on rats. She is
about IS years old, and until recently
was a resident of Top Not, Va.
Dri Joseph L. Campbell and family, of
this'plnce, have moved to Mountain Lake
Park, Md., where they will reside.
Dr. Campbell located in Woodstock for
ty-six years ago for the practice of his
profession, and soon built up for himself
a fine business. During the war of IS6I-'t>s
he was associated with soldiers from this
section of the State, to whom he endear
ed himself. He was afterwards elected
as a representative from Shenandoah
county to the Virginia Legislature.
Cards have been issued by Mr. William
Bauserman. of Maurertown, Va., for the
marriage of his daughter, Miss Annie
Elizabeth Bauserman, to Mr. Oscar J.
Hottel. of Pugh Run. The wedding will
take place at the bride's .home' on De
cember 25th. . ,
Mr. B. F. Richards, of Shenandoah
county, who is operating an extensive
Angora goat farm in riardy county, W.
Va.. has recently added 119 head of goats
to his large flock.
Petitions are being circulated in this
community asking the Legislature to in
crease the salary of Judge T. W. Harri
son to $2.500. "'
During the past few days three couples
from this place have run away and were
married in Hagerstown. They all took the
Norfolk and Western . train at Riverton
Junction, which: makes a close 1 connec
tion with the Southern. They were Miss
Rose C. Cook and Fitz Lee Kline; Miss
Annie Rush and Mr. Grant, of Clark
county." and Miss Lula A. Ramey and
Herbert A, Clinedinst, of Moorefield, W.
Va.
IN OLD FLUVAMNA.
Gossip, from Korlv Union Academy—
lion. W. If. Jones Recovering:.
FORK- UNION. VA., December 19.—
The exercises of the academy
wili be. suspended two weeks for the
holidays, and it Is said that the entire
student body will spend the festive sea
son at their several hom^s. The two
male teachers, however, although from
a distant. part of the State,, will illustrate
the old truth thajt it Is "home where the
heart is.",, and will 'not/be- so prompt to
rnvislt .tho. old homestead. '■.
J-lon. William Hiter Jones, who had the
misfortune to have. his. left arm broken
as the result of a fall two weeks ago,
has entirely ;• rallied- from the shock,', and
!s?on'lh6 road 1 -' to recovery. Being in hi. c
S4th year, his favorable condition is
both a relief and a- surprise to -his many
friends here. '
•Mr. George W. Chandler, of Haxriman,
Temi.i lef t ■ for, home to-day.- after] a brief
visit 'to, relatives near this place. „
• \ Mr. . J. Marshall Thomas \ and- Sir. ; W. O.
« Snead;-:both ; engaged in •railroad^ con
gtructton, - £ba . f onaet -. fa - Kentucky, the.
TO WORKING GIRLS
FREE ]>IEDICAL ADVICE
Every working- girl who is not
well is cordially invited to write
"to Mrs. Pinldianijliynn, Mass.,
for advice ; it is freely given, and
has restored thousands to health.
Hiss Paine's Experience.
"I want to thank you for what you
have done for me, and recommend
Lytlia E. Pinkham's Vegetahle
Compound to all girls whose work
keeps them- standing- -on their feet in
the store. The doctor said I must
stop work ; he did not seem to realize
that a girl cannot afford to stop work
ing. My back ached, my appetite was
poor, I could : not sleep, and menstrua
tion was scanty and very painful. One
day when suiterim? I commenced to
take XydiaE. Pinkham's >Tege
table Compound, and found that
it helped me. I continued its use, and
soon found that my menstrual periods
were free - from pain and natural ;
everyone is surprised at the change in
me, and I am well, and cannot be too
grateful for what you have done for
me. " — Miss Janet Paixe, " 53(J - West
125 th St., New York City. — $5000 forfeit
If orlqlnat of above letter proving genuineness can
not be produced. .
Take no substitute, 'for it is
jLydia E. Pinkham's Vegetahle
Compound that cures.
litter in Massachusetts, are at their
respective homes for the holidays.
Mr. Cr.mpbell Jones, for some years
engaged In oil drilling in Kentucky and
Tennessee, has sufficiently recovered
from the disability caused .by a flying
piece of iron from the machinery, to re
sume hij superintendence of the drills,
and will, not therefore revisit his old
home here during the coming Christmas.
Owing to the. soggy condition of
Rivanna bottom land, resulting from the
continued rapid succession of rain, there
are still hundreds of barrels of ungather
ed corn on that stream, the owners be
ing thus forced to take the risk -of loss
from frer-hets. There is an abundance
of that cereal on the local. market at 40
cents per bushel, a figure only about
3 1-5 cents above the average cost of pro
duction.
But jocund Christmas is at the thresh
old, and therefore It is not the time to
be calculating percentages of loss
gain.
Legr Broken in Unnaway,
WARSAW, VA., December 19.— (Special.)
Mr. William Walker, of Montross, a
travelling" salesman for the Baltimore
Supply Company, of Baltimore, suffered a
very curious accident at his home to-day.
He was driving a spirited pair of horses
when the reins broke and the animals
became excited and ran off in break-neck
speed. -
Mr. Walker, in attempting to Jump
from the . vehicle, was thrown to the
ground, breaking his leg just above the
ankle. Physicians were hastily summoned
and the patient is resting easily.
-+- ■ — .
Mrs. Thomas S. IVnnnnlly Dead.
CHESTER. VA.. December 19.—(Spe
cial.)—Mrs. Mattie Welltordj) Nunnaliy.
wife of Mr. Thomas S. Nunaally. dfcd at
the home of her husband, .'hear, the vil
lage, at 2 o'clock this morning. The de
ceased had been sick with consumption
for the past several years., and gradually
grew worse until the. .'end came. She
was in her 22il year, and had been mar
ried only a few years. Her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Gentry, reside in Charles
City county.
The burial service will be read at the
home of Mr. Nunnaliy to-morrow at 2
o'clock P. M.. and the burial will take
place at 3 P. M.
Fowler Bill Favorably Reported.
WASHINGTON, December' 19.— The
House Committee OSI Banking and Cur
rency to-day favorably reported the cur
rency bill introduced by Chairman Fow
ler. On the vote to report the bill, the
four Republican members voted in the
affirmative, the -two Democratic members
present refraining from voting.
1,. & X. Re-Elects Olil Offlcers.
NEW YORK. Dec. 19.— The directors
of the Louisville and Nashville railway
held their annual meeting in this city
to-day and re-elected all the outgoing
officers. No other business was trans
acted.
NOT DUE TO -CLIMATE.
Catarrh Is Fonnd Everj~»vhere.
Catarrh is at home anywhere and every
where. While more common in cold,
changeable climates, it is by no means
confined to them, but is prevalent in every
State and Territory in the Union.
The common definition of catarrh is a
chronic cold in the head, which if long
neglected often destroys the sense of smell
and hearing; but there are many other
forms of the disease, even more obsti
nate and dangerous.
Catarrh of the throat and bronchial
tubes, as well as catarrh of the stomach
and liver, are almost as common as nasal
catarrh, and generally, more difficult to
cure.
Catarrh is undoubtedly a blood disease,
and can only be successfully eradicated
by an internal treatment. Sprays, wash
es, and powders are- useless as far as
reaching the real scat of the disease is
concerned.
Dr. Mclverney advises catarrh sufferers
to :ise a new preparation, sold by drug
gists, called Stuart's Catarrh Tablets, be
canso actual analysis has shown these
tablets to contain certain anti-septic qual
ities of the highest value, 'and being hn
'ntc-rnal - remedy, pleasant to the taste,
convenient and harmless, can be used as
freely £"= requited, as well for children
as for adults. V ■ -
An attorney and public speaker, who
had been a catarrh sufferer for years,
aays:
"Every fall I would catch a cold, which
would settle in my head and throat and
,hang on all winter iong. and every winter
it seemed to get a little worse. I was
continually clearing .my throat and my
voice became affected " f to such an extent
as to interfere with'" my speak-,
Ans- ■ '. ' '■ • ■'.■■■"■
i'"l tried troches and cheap cough cures
md sometimes got relief, but only- for a
short time, until this winter, when I
learned- of the new catarrh cure. Stuart's
Catarrh Tablets, through a" newspaper
advertisement."-. Two fifty-cent boxes
which I bought- at my druggists., cleared
my heart and throat in fine shape, and
to guard' against a return of my old
trouble, I keep a box : of the tablets on
hand, and whenever I catch a little cola I
takea tablet br^two and ward off any se
rious developments." ";-'.
• Stuart's Catarrh Tablets deserves to
head the ; list as ; a household remedy,
to check and . break up coughs ; and colds,
because, unlike many other , catarrh ; and
cough i cures, '':' ihesa tablets (as
opiate^ "'cocabMh or actf Wuxloui dru»
foiulLill
ASDRKW OMOIIUSDBO, OF AI/BE
MARMS, .THE VICTIM.
HE WAS KNOCKED SENSELESS.
The Strangrcr AaUcH Tor a niile in
Mr. Oniohnndro'H Vehicle nnd Was
HcfaMcd — 'Christ inns'. Preparations
at Scottsville— Another Bit? Host
Killinsr. . , 1
SCOTTSVILLB. yA. t December : 19.—;
(Special.)— Mr. Andrew Omahundro, who
lives near Glendower, .was on, his way to
North Garden this week with a large
load of furniture. "The night was dark;
the sun had set behind the mountain
gray:" Possibly .some, stars" appeared, ,to
shoot a silver ray, too, but the moon was
not up; and when he, reached a lonely
part of the road, a. foot-passenger accost
ed him and requested a lift. Mr .Omohun
dro replied that he would take him on as
soon as he reached the top of the hill,
but could not just then, as he was al
ready so heavily loaded. By way 'of
thanks, the highwayman gave him a stun
ning blow on the head with a bludgeon.
Some time after, a good Samaritan, hap
pening on the road near North Garden,
discovered the team, which had wander
ed three miles further on with the wag
on, and, looking further, found the driver
prone upon the bottom of the wagon. He
helped Mr. Omohundro ' to regain his
senses and sent him on his way.
Every merchant in town- is as busy
as a bee in a tar bucket. Even some of
the pupils in the graded school have been
pressed into service. One can but think
that the springy step,, and jaunty air
with which each clerk greets the cus
tomers must lag and' grow into a weary
attempt before night; but "no," say they—
they feel just as spry at sunset as at
sunrise, for they have Christmas in their
bones. Mistletoe and holly are in great
demand, for Scottsville is old-fashioned
enough to cling to this time-honored
form of decoration. Some of the bachelors,
not being blessed with long hair, in
which they tuck a sprig of mistletoe,
are wearing it in their buttonholes.
. CHURCH NOTES.
The quarterly conference of the Scotts
villo Circuit, embracing Alberene, Mt.
Zion. Carter's Hill, and Scottsville
churches, will meet at this place on
Monday. Several of the rooms at Ches
ter are beins handsomely, papered and
fitted up.
The Presbyterians here are correspond
ing with Mr. Campbell, of Cumberland,
an-J hope to secure him to preach for
them, as their pulpit has been vacant
for some time. Mr. Campbell has a church
in Louisa, and wishes to get two more.
A telephone company is being organ
ized in Albemarle for the benefit of the
county people. They hail it with delight,
as they will have to pay out only $3 per
year for a 'phone, instead of $13, as at
present.
A HUGE PIG TALE.
A thirteen-hundred-pound pig tale is
the latest cause for excitement in this
neighborhood. Mr. Sam Hughes tells the
tale. There were three big. fellows killed
on ■ his father's place this week, one
weighing Cl 7 pounds, another over -100,
and a thiid nearly 300— in all aggregating
1.300 pounds.
Dr. J. P. Blair, a member of the school
board here, is in receipt of an invita
tion from Mr. Settle, the principal of
the graded school at Alberene, to at
tend an entertainment given by the
school there on Friday night, in the pub
lic hall of the building.
"Dick," a thoroughbred setter, the pro
perty of Mr. G. Mason Dillard, was nhqt
and "painfully hurt this week.
Sergeant Marcellus Sutherland is hav
ing some much-needed work done on
the public road tx-ar Scottsville.'
G. M. Jones, Esmont; C. B. Gravely,
Roanoke; D. T. Grove, Lynchburg; Tho
mas H. Nelson, Louisville; Pierpont Mat
thews, Lynchourg; Chauncey IT. Denoon.
Richmond; W. E. Curd, Schuyler, Va.;
J. W. Hamner, Esmor.t; E. L. Wilbourne.
Schuyler; J.. W. Kyle, Richmond; Harry
Towson, Lynchburg; M. W. Cutshall.
Richmond, have registered at the Home
Hotel this week.
PERSONALS.
Miss Bowles, of Fluvanna; Is visitins her
brother, Dr. A. P. isoyles.
Mrs. Bettie Shiflett, who has beer, a
guest of her brother, Mr. John Clements,
..as returned to the Home Hotel.
Mr and Mrs. Caldwell Horsiey. of
Manteo. with "their family, are at Mrs.
Z. L. Gilmer's. "'.
Mr. F. PL Farrar, who has been very
ill, is at home for a week or two.
Mrs. Percy Thomas, of Esmont, was
in town Thursday.
Miss Annie Robinson returned to her
home at Norwoou on the 15th.
Mr. Edward Moon visited Scottsville on
the 10th.
Dr. James Hart and Mr. Frederick IT.
Farrar have gone on a hunt in Bucking
ingham.
Mrs. Joe Etinson, of Beesville, was here
Lhis weelc
Miss Margaret Clements, of the Home
Hotel, expects ntr brother. Dr. D. O.
Clements, of Gloucester Point, to spend
the holidays with her.
Mr. W. A. Powers. o£ Richmond, will
spend Christmas with his mother here.
Mr. Robert Hamner has removed his
household goods to Schuyler. His wife
and child have ;;on>2 there, and. he will
follow on January Ist. ,
Mr. T. Alexander, of Warren, was in
town this week.
Messrs. Walker Gilmer and James Dor
rler, of Eggleston Springs, are expected
home shortly.
Dr. J. D. Pendleton has been quite sick.
Miss Dimple Blair is spending several
months with her sister. Mr?. J. R. Guth
rie. in Richmond.
Captain Cleland. a well-known lawyer
of New York, will move to "Hatlon
Grange" permanently on January the Sth.
He has heretofore presided on the estate
at intervals.
Tncre is no impro%-ement in the condi
tion of Major D. W. Anderson.
Rev. and Mrs. L. T. Hitt were in town
Thursday. Mr. Hitt's mother, from Cul
peper, is visiting him.
Miss Nora Dillard. who has been ;i
guest of her brother. Dr. B. L. Dillard,
at North Garden, has returned home.
Mesdames Henry and Wesley Lane are
in 'town.
Mr. W. C. White, of Hardware, visited
Scottsville Friday.
BEAVER DAM BUBBLES.
v ..Wedding at M< - ol^ vet Baptlfit
Church— Some Personal Gossli».
BEAVER DAM. \ A.. December 10.
fSpecial.)—On Wednesday evening. -De
cember 17th. at 6:30 o'clock. Miss Hattle
Kilbie. Thompson and, Mr. Charles Ash
by Taylor were married in Mount Olivet
Baptist church by the Rev. S. S. Ilt-n
burn. The bride was given away by her
unelp Mr. Robert Lee Taylor. -and was
attended by Miss Virginia Tayjor. sister
of the groom, as maid of honor. Mr. Wil
ber Thompson, brother, of tlu; bride, was
ibest man: The ushers were Messrs. John
Campbell. J. J. Terry. W. R. Mosby, and
Robert Lee Taylor. ;
After the ceremony a reception and
supper were "given at Hickory Bottom,
the hospitable home of Mr. Robert Lee
Taylor after which dancing was in
dulged in until a very late hour.
Rev. Frank Page, of "Waco. Tex., has
received a call to St. John's Episcopal
church. Brooklyn, N; Y. Mr. Page is the
elder son of Mrs. E. B. Page, and a bro
ther of Dr. Thomas Nelson Page and Mr.
'Rosewell Page. • ' '
Mr. Berkely -M. Fontaine, who Is one
of the corps of instructors at the Episco
pal: High School, will spend the Christ
mas holidays at the home of his father.
Mr. R.M. Fontaine.
Mr. William C. Taylor, of Richmond."
is visiting his ;; brother, Mr. Edmund L.
Taylor;" at -Montair. ; ,1
-Captain J. Thompson Brown and a
Richmond friend ■■ are the sruests of ijir.'
Charles B. ■ Ellett : for a few days ghoot-
i)elic jo-us lyrtnf^s
and iyatnfy Dishes
«—-——- ARE MADE FROM .^
ABSOLUTELY PURE
Unequaled for Smoottness,Dclicacy,»nd Flavor
Examine the package you receive and make sure
that it bears our tratlc-mark-
Under the decisions of t!:c U. S. Courts no other
Cocoa is entitled to bs labeled or sold as
"B A X E R>S CO C O A."
V/alter Baker &. Co. Ltd.
Established I7 So PORCHESTER. MASS. I
A GLIMPSE OF CHESTER.
Accident on the FnrmvillJr nnil row.
lintan — Personal Information.
CHESTER. VA., December 13.—(Spe
cial.)— An accident occurre<l on the Farm
ville and Powhatan railroad, near Car
penter's Crossing, one mile west of frerp.
last night, and caused some delay to th^
scheduled trains. The engine left tho
track which is supposed to have been
caused by the jack switch being lelt open.
No one was hurt. ...
Jud^'e J. L. Haner and his family, who
have' been stopping at the home of Mr.
George E. Robertson for the past month,
left yesterday for their home, in Cleve
land. O. •
Mr. Charles "W. Peeblos. acent of tb«
\tlantic-Coast Line railroad, attended -thi
opening of tho Bos tock shows in Rich
mond Wednesday night.
Mr. W. H. Ro\vla.nd is having a goo«
deal of oak wood cut from his plact
here. Tho wood goes to the Richmond
market. ♦
Rev. J. T. Sea well and family arrived
in the village Wednesday evening from
Norfolk.
Mr. A. C. Rice, agent of the Farmvillrt
and Fowhatan railroad, v.-ho has been
confined to the house several days on
account of sickness, is now able to be
out.
Mr. Fields, of Crittenden. Va.. is visit
ins? friends in the village.
sliss Eunice Spiers and Miss Mac Per
due visited Richmond yesterday.
Mr. Jim Chaffln, of Halifax. N. C, ir=
handling the Atlantic-Coast Line office as
ni^ht operator "during the absence of Mr:
Mitchell, who went to his home, at Stony
Creek, a few days a?o owing to sickness.
Blooming- Plants. Palms, &c.
Roses, Carnation?; 'etc.'. at
/"■ HAMMOND'S,
107 e^st Broad street.
Owing to rush of business our stores
will be open from t; A. M. to 9:30 P. M.;
Saturday n:ghts till 1- P. M.
S. ULLMAN'S SON*.
'■'-' *" L Three Stores.
Christmas Holiday Rates, via At
lantic Coast Line Railroad.
This line will sell ticket* from Rich
mond and Petersburg to all points south
thereof and east of the Mississippi at rate
of one and one-third fares for the rou::c
trip Tickets on sale to the general publk
Dec 23 21. 25. 30. 31. 1002. and Jan. 1. IDO3.
with final limit Jan. Z, 1902. For teacher.
and students on Dec. I<> to 22. xjQ~. inclu
sive, with final limit Jan. S. 1903. upon
presentation and surrender of certificates
signed by superinter.denrs. principals or
presidents of the various institution-*
Tickets will be limitea to continuous
passage in each direction.
For full information, apply to agent;
of i»ie company, or
C. S. CAMPBELL.
Division Passenger Agent.
83S East Main street. Richmond. Va.
Christmas Holiday States, via Chesa
peake nnd Ohio Railway.
To the Public:
Holiday excursion tickets will b- sold
at ONE" AND ONE-THIRD FARE on
Dec. 2.'. 23. 21. 25, 27. 30. 31. and Jan. I be
tween all stations on the ChesapeakeJand
Ohio ■Railway: also on Dec. 23. 2 f. 25. 27.
CO, 31. and Jan. 1. holiday tickets will b«
sold to any point south ot the Potomac
and Ohio rivers and east of the Mlssis-
The following special rates will apply:
Richmond and Lynchbursr. 55.0 1 ).
Richmond and Norfolk. $2.50.
Richmond and Old Point. 5:5.00.
Richmond and Lexington. Va.. So.JO.
Richmond and Ciiftnn Forse. $7.70.
Norfolk and Lynchburg. $8.15.
The above tickets limited to expire
Jan. o.
To teachers and students holding certifi
cates iro:n president, principal or super
intendent of institute, the holiday ticket?
will he sold, commencing Dec. *1% "with
lim.c to expire Jan. S.
— o . .
Ulchm'ond,:.FrederlcksburjC7 «fc Poto
mac Company— Jloll day Kxcursloa
Kates.
The Richmond, Frcdericksburc and
Potomac Railroad Company will sell spe
cial excursion tickets to points on t'n«
Richmond. .Frcdericksburg and Pocomac
Railroad and AVashingtort Southern Rail
way, account of. the Christmas and Net
Year's holidai"b', at reduced rates, .a»
follows:
To the Public: Tickets to be sold Dec.
23. 24. 25. CO and 31. 1902. and Jan. 1. IDO3,
good returning until Jan. C.
To students and teachers of schools and
colleges, only on presentation and sur
render of certificates signea by the pres
ident, superintendent nr principal ot
school or college.' Dec. 15 to 22. inclusive,
crood returning until Jan. S.
Round trip rates from Richmond tc
Fredericksburg. $2.55; Alexandria. £4.6:
Washington. ?i.?."; and to other pointi
it: proportion. Tickets good going only
on date of sale and for continuous pas
sage ■■ in ■■ each direction.
Apply to Rtchmond^Transfer Company.
<«i!) E;ist M«in street: Jofl^raon Hotfl anc
Murphy's Hotel: or i.ckel agent. Byrd-
Street. Elba and Main-Street Stations.
W. P. TAYLOR. Traftic Manager.
del2-t3O -■■■. ■■.-•
. _: o ■ ■ .
Spend Christmas at Horne — Greatly
-.Reduced Rates Vln ."Norfolk and
Western Itnll-vuy, Account Christ
nia« Holiday*.'
Ti .ts will be sold on the following
daxe« To points on^JCorfolk and Western
Railway. Dec. ZI;\ZS, 2-1. 25., 27. 30. 31. and
Jan. i. to all points south of the Potomac
Jiiu: east of the Mississippi river samei
Sates as above, except -Dec. 2l\v all gocl
for return passage until Jan". 3. 13tXJ. To
students and teachers with proper cer
tificates these tickets will be fold Dec.
16 to .22. tlnal limit Jnn. , s. 100?. Round
trip rates from Richmond to Norfolk.
J3.50; LynchburK. $o.0().
For tickets and further In jo'rmution.
apply Rlchmontl -Transfer Co npany. SIS
East Main street; ticket as int. Byrd-
Street Station,* or at compa jy's offlca.
.s3S East Main street; John ';. Wagner,
City Passenger and -Ticket A/*nL :
:■:: :-•: -• :--C.vH.v.7.r,«LEr, ■:
r ;-^ M - Division 1-asw^ 1 Ai«nt.

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