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imated Scenes, In Stores. AIR OF GREAT PROSPERITY ? re Light 8et Pire to Tree?Funeral Mr. Lyle?Olympia Club'? Bazaar. Elks Meet To-Morrow Night. Mist Ba?rd's Extremo Mine??. , -Manchester Bureau Tlmce^Dlapatch, \ . No. 1102 Hull Street. J , / ?Hull Street presented a busy scene last night The stores were crowded and doing a thriving business, and it was hard to pick ono's way through the Crowds on the street. .,'?'? 'This Is an.Indication of Manchester's ' progrese," said a prominent merchant, In commenting on the condition of things. "The people are beginning to find that they can get at homo hore what they have been accustomed to go to Richmond , for/' The sharp wind and the great clouds nt.dust, however, Interfered very much with the pleasure of ? promenade on the ?' etre?tei? .''': '"./.'??,/ '/) . STILL ALARM. ' } A still'alarm was turned In'from Tenth end Balnbrldgo Streets yesterday eve-' nlng. Chief Crooks went to the'scene ? /and found that an aro, light wire had ' j grounded against a shade tree. Ho used / two streams on the tree and ?saved it, ?' after one limb had been badly burned. . FUNERAL OF MB. LYLE. ? . The funeral of Mr. John T, Lylo will be from No. 1210 Porter Street at 4 o'clock this afternoon, tho services to be conducted by Rev. Benjamin Dennis. ! Mr. Lylo'died at 7. o'clock yesterday morning at No.' 16 Harvie Street, Rich? mond. He was a bachelor, aged seventy four years, and was a brother of Mrs. Judge S. B. French, of Manchester, from whose residence the funeral will take place. OLYMPIA CLUB'S BAZAAR. This popular club met at Moore and Burke's last night and completed all arrangements for the bazaar to be held at Leader Hall tor one week, beginning 'April 20th. In addition to the regular features there- will be special musical features every evening. The bazaar will be for the benefit of tho Daughters of Liberty. ' " EXTREMELY ILL. The condition? of "Miss Molile Balrd, a popular young Iady.of Swaneboro, who lias been 111 for a long time, was reported ? as being extremely low last night Tho chances for her recovery are believed to lie slight ELKS' MEETING. ?"Manchester Lodge of Elks ?.vili meet ?sit 8 o'clock to-morrow night at Ander ??on's Hall, Ninth and Hull Streets; for the election of officer? for the jiext year, end for the election of candidates for membership. There are about/wenty-flve ' ? plications now In the hands of the lodge. FUNERAL OF AN ? INFANT. , The funeral of the Infant/daughter of .Mr. and. Mrs, ?.? P. WatWita will be ..from the home, No. lOO'j'West ? Sixth .'fjtreel, at 3 o'clock this aftefioon, the ser? vices to be conducted by lev. Asa Drls -?11? -???c CHURCH SERyCES. ?"-' Rev. Father Massey, c? Sacred Heart Church Richmond, will Ircach In Sacred Heart tbhurch. Mancheiyer, at 8 o'clock to-night. The usual mortlng services will be held at 8 and 10:30 A/M? At Central MethodlsbEpiscopal Church. Rev R- M. Chandler'wlll preach in,the morning on "Bitter vators Made Sweet ??. and at night on "TH Eyes That Run to and Fro Through Al the Earth." A cor ila! welcome Is e/tonded to strangers. Rev"'Asa Drlsco] will preach at Fifth Street Methodist /hurch In the morning on "The Gospel o'the Poor," In the ovo 'nlhg'on-'-'The Pleures of-Sin." PERSONAL AND NOTES. Engineer LanV will be ready for ser Vico to-morroW having recovered from the Injuries h/sustalned In the freight ?mash-up. / , . . .?''?''.''? John Jones/colored, was sent to Jail for ton dayi/for lighting, by Mayor Maurice yesi/day. ? No, 2 Englo House Sluggers defeated No i In a Amo of ball on Thursday by 'the score p? to 9. Batteries: No. 1, Valden aniPlankonehip; No. 2, Botto and Berry. V Mrs. Jo> "W? Massle, who has recent? ly been V-Or treatment at tho Virginia *tHoBplta?,/S now able to be out, and has been wiping Mrs? J? C. Donnelly, In Wanchejir, f0r the past week. DISPLAYED MONEY Mysto/ Remains About Drowning Near . p^idence Forge?WellrDressed. .,Special to Tho Tlmcs-Dlspatcli.) PjjItdeNCE FORGE, VA., March jg ?/hough the Inquest showed no. mari of violence on the body of the wni'man taken from the Chickahominy .jyj. at ; Spring Landing, still there jei9 yet a mystery, as the man must .j,J been In this neighborhood and H*med not far from the spot he was ?pi, tor with the ourrent that la In j river now, It would be Impossible for ,m ..to float up etream, and with the . istruotlpna that;? aro-above Spring Land jg.lt la not likely he could have floated .,?r.before getting caught. ./He was a man of large stature, well /dressed and. could not have beon In the ,/wat*r very long, as he was not at all /mutilated. From another Bouree.comes the report that. a . western man has been In the neighborhood of Provldonco Forge some days, and that recently he displayed a ro|| of money In the village. Ho has. not been seen since. He.was drinking at the time of his display of greenbacks. < AOAINST LAWYER WARD He Had Sued Winchester For $12,000 Attorney's Fees, ? (Special-to The Tlmoe-DIepatcb.) '.' WINCHESTER, VA., March 28.-Tbo concluding session of the special term of "the Clroult Court, called last No? vember to hear arguments on the demur? rer to the bill of ex-Sollcltor Robert Ward, in hie suit for 113.000 attorney's fees from the city of Winchester, In the Handley* estate suits,*-took placo to-day, Judge ?L ?, Nlchol, of Manassas, pro? viding. \Tho oourt decided that Mr. Wan}, waije be jiad a right to sue, could pot do s> by his.original bill. In sub? stance, tie .court deolded that Mr, Ward V'?a .en^jed to compensation for all services rendered by him In an" tax and will sult/irom the date of the City Count ' oil ''reso/ution/ of June 2, 3600, until the cpnclusmi of the litigation, in November, JOOO, nirly five years later. Mr. Ward will as|' the Common Council to fix his fee for "ty work done by him In the in | tereat of the Handle/ estate, and the firent op nie Badger. The next instalment of thi? thrilling tale will be in Tuesday's Times-Dispatch'. city, and If tho, Council does not grant what ho considers Just he will'further prosecute his suit. Guard Horace Jebe to-day took Susan Barber to the penitentiary, whore she will servo the term of four years to which she was sentenced In January for having contributed to tho death of Mrs. Oacar Athey. She has boon held In Jail for several months because the penitentiary was orowdod. Judge C. E. Nlchol, when approached to-day and asked If he would be a can-? dldate; for'Congress from his district, said that he had decided not to be one. Edward Taylor, Who was In ?ho employ of Dr. Brumback, ? near Marlboro, fell from .'a straw wagon yoetorday and broko his collar bone. John Slbort, whllo working at a saw? mill, was caught by a belt and severely Injured, , , While getting medicine from a cheat at her homo for a sick friend, Mrs, E, M. Houston fell down a flight of stairs last night and serlouely injured her spine. Her condition is critical. SWALLOWED TEETH AND WAS (CHOKED TO DEATH ??t Annodate;?! Press.) /?' NEW YORK, March 28.-Mrs. Catherine -Webster, eighty-one years pf,age. .choked to death in'hor home^e?rly to-day as the result ot having swallowed her false teeth. Her husband, ' who Is also eighty cine years of age, was awakened shortly after 1 o'clock by her distress, and after working In frenzy to help her rushed for assistance. Dr. McMahon and Dr. Bull, of Roose? velt Hospital, came to the house on the run and did everything they could to sire tho woman, but It was too late. / Mrs. Webstor for the flTst time in sev? eral years had forgotten to remove the teeth on retiring. Fair Weather To-Day. Prospeots are for a fair Sunday, salth tho Weather Prophet, despite a slight cloudiness which gathered In some por? tions of tho above during the afternoon yesterday. If there is any rain at all. It will not amount to anything. A rather high wind began to blow last night, and It looked at one time as If a storm was brewing. Dust swept. along tho streets In clouds. #. ' It will probably be slightly cooler to? day, but by no means cold. There will hardly be any more cold weather. INCIDENTS OF THE FAIR JUST CLOSED Some Evidences of the Good Feeling that Prevailed. The Last Night. In recalling events connected w^.h the Confederate Fair, which proved such a success under the able management of the Governor's wife) there aro several very pretty Incidents which went to show the good feeling and unanimity of spirit which actuated all who were en? gaged in the 'work. The presentation of consolation dolls to little Miss Marian Lea, the - beautiful little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Lea, who ran Rep? resentative Slmmerman's^ attractive lit? tle daughter such a close race for the prlzo, und < also to Misses Janet Mon? tague and Colonel J. W. Richardson's daughter, who so magnanimously with? drew from the race, showed the appre? ciation to which sweet childish unselfish ner.<i and endeavor are entitled. The. presentation of the cedar chest to Colonel. Jo. Lane Stern and the hand? some present to. Mrs. Montague and to Mrs. John W;. Richardson by the mem? bers of the General Assembly and some of the members of her - committee In charge of the fancy work booth were spontaneous tributes to hard work and earnest effort In a good cause. Mrs. Richardson, assisted by Mrs, Gent, Mrs. Silas H. .Walker, Mrs. C. Conway Baker, Mrs. W. H. Lawson, Mrs Christian and others, did noble and untiring work. Perhaps one of the 'most enjoyable features of the last night of the fair was the dancing of tho old Virginia reel by Captain Gent, of Russell county, and Mrs. Lynch. The gray bearded states? man from the Southwest danced with the vim nnd enjoyment of a boy of eighteen. Among those who took,part In this best of old Virginia square dances'were Col? onel John W. Richardson, Register of tho Land Office, with Mrs. C. Conway Baker; Hon. C. Conway Baker, with Mrs. C. M. Lea; Sonator St. Clair, Mrs. John W. Williams, Miss Kolner, nnd others. The Richmond (Blues, with fixed bayo? nets, kept back tho crowd while tho couples swung up and down and across, and among tho musicians In the band under tho canopy of Confederate battle flags could bo seen Hip popular and vet? eran Republican legislator from Mont? gomery, Hon. C. A, Heormans, gaily picking the banjo. The articles chanced off at' the furni? ture booth wore received by the follow? ing porsons: Mahogany? rocker, Mrs. A. J, Daffron. Oak rocker, Miss Hattle tlogan, Rattan rocker, Miss Mary Toefey. Roman chair ? and muslo rack, Miss Mnymle Hughes. . Prawn-.worked eofa pillow, Miss Elvira Canepa. Lady's desk, Miss Kauffman, of Kan? sas. Roman chair, Miss Beatrice Canepa~ Hondanger centerpiece, made and pre? sented by the Benedictine Slaters, Miss Caroline Kldd. < Doll furniture, made by Mr. Jennings, of the Soldiers' Home, Mrs. Simon Byole. Parlor lamp, Mr. Panford, Mahogany mantel, voted Mrs, A, J. Pylo, Antique bedstead, Mrs. A. J. Monta? gue, by her frlonds, Mrs. J. A, Rldgely, chairman of the furniture booth, has the following arti? cles now on sale at No, 830 North Sev? enth Street: one No. 18 Lath's Fire Fly wood heater, one handsome oak' hall rack, one Iron crib, "one upholstered rooking chair, one oak dresser, two rook? ing chalip. nine rugs, several quilts, slumber robes, etc. j also a handsomo oil painting, painted and presented by the Benedictine Sisters, Saint Joseph's Orphan Asylum THE RAILWAY WORLD Compiled by ARTHUR Q. LEWIS, John 11, race, general agent of th? freight department of tho Oreat North? ern In Philadelphia t?rrltoy, has been promoted to general freight agont in charge Of the Chicago territory. Ho wlU he euooeoded by H. N, Noble, formerly with the Northern Steamship Company at Buffalo, .?>'.'< The east bound tines continue embar? rassed wlttf excess traino and not enough, care and motive power. A few lines claim to haov a better equipment o'.' engines, whose physical condition is such as to render them capable of do??, tng gsud service, but the roada cannot satisfy shippers by moving tho enor? mous amount of tonnage offered, / The biennial convention of tho Order of Railway/ Conductors will be hold In Pittsburg, commenolng on May 20th. Something like 4,000 delegates are ex? pected to be present from all parts ot the.United States, Mexico and Canada. John P.; Moore, secretary of tho In? ternational Committee of the Y, M. C. ?., Is reported as saying that the va? rious railroads In the United States had given assurances to the International Committee that thirty-five buildings, ag? gregating $500,000 In cost, would bo built as soon as possible. , Arrivals of grain at Chicago last woek were, the largest in five weeks, aggre? gating 4,383.000 bushels,' an Increase of 141,000 bufdwls over the previous week. Receipts of wheat decreased 22,000 bush? els, and corn wore reduced to, 40,000 bushel?, while- oats Increased "257,000 bushels,. and corn and oats \ Increased over 2,200,000 bushels, as compared' with t?s?yiMir.',. ' ?,-; ?. ??. Chevalier hae been appointed purchasing agent of the Boston &'Maine at Boston, to succeod J. A. Farririgton,. resigned on account of ill health. Mr. J.? ;R.' Rooks has been appointed fuel agent at Boston, In place of Mr. Cheva? lier, The annual report of tha Texas and Pacific .shows tu decrease of $538,341 In gross earnings, which was due to excep? tionally poor crops In Texas in 1002, suc? ceeding a limiteli ' production of cereals In 1001. Heavy floods near the end of the year1 retarded trafilo an? caused losses. Mr. W. C. .Brown, ?rice-president of the New York Central, Lake Shore and Mich? igan Southern, and the Iniana. Illinois and; Iowa, will remove his headquarters from New Yor,kto Chicago May 1st It Is .understood that on April 1st, Gen? eral Freight Agent Plynn. of the Lacka wanna, will become freight traffic mana? ger. General Eastern Agent Crawford Is expected to succeed him as general freight agent, and 1' nail probability,, Nathaniel Duke, now New England agent, will be advanced to the position held by Mr. Crawford and have afcarge of both the New York and Boston agencies. The Baltimore ?ad Ohio . ha* 'Just re? ceived twenty-Kve new, wide vestlbulcd conches from the Pullman Company, making seventy-ftve received within the' last few months. Less than sixty days ago the ? company received throe new dining cars, and two cafe parlor cars, the most modern cars of the kind In exis? tence. Twonty new baggage cars and flve postal ears have been received also In the last few weeks. Ther cars are blng placd on through trains running between Now Yor kand Chicago, and New-?.York and St. Douls. A party, of twlve New England repre? sentatives of different railroads name gone to California as the guests of the Sante Fe, They are: S. W. Manning, New England agent of the Sante Fe; O. W. Jordan, New England agent of the Erle; E. L. Smith, New England agent of the Rutland Transit Company; John Randolph, New England" agent of the Mollory Line; J. Karch/sr, Jr., general ogent of the Erie; H. E. Arnold, agent of the R., W. and I. and Michigan Cen? tral; H. J. "Whlton, general agent of the R., W. and O. Line; William M. Chaso, Now England agent of the Central States Dispatch; M. W. Davidson, New England agent of the Merchants' Dispatch Trans? portation Company; W, H. Porter, com? mercial agent of the Boston and Maine; John ? G. Churoh, commercial agent of the West Shore; and James Ritchie, gen? eral eastern agent of tha Canada At? lantic. Mr. G. A. Bowers hae been appointed master mechanic of the Southern Rail? way, -with headquarters at Alexandria, Vo, The financial results of the Southern's half year, ended December 81st, show an Increase of J1.44 per cent. In gross earn? ings, 16.05 per cent. In operating ex? penses and 3.80 per cent In net earnings. The mileage was Increased by trackage rights to Jacksonville 146 and by the opening of the new Emsley Southern, 28 miles. ; W. T, Sanders, of Athens, Ala., has been appointed a member of the Alabama Railroad Commission. Plans are-being prepared for double tracking the Norfolk and Western's main Une west from Lynohburg, Va., to Co? lumbus, about 600 miles, at a cost, ' in connection with the straightening of the road and the reduction of grades and ourves, of about 110,000,000. At a meeting of representatives of the passenger departments of the Trunk lines in Phlladelpnia last week, It was de? cided to put Into effect on May 1st the proposed Interchangeable mileage book. The Reading, New York Central, the Jersey Central,' the Delaware and Hud? son and the West Shore are not yet In tho plan. The now mileage book will be good on tho Pennsylvania, the Baltimore and Ohio, Lackawanna, Erie and the Chesa? peake and Ohio, These books are to ??? issued at the rate of $30.00 for 1,000 miles, which Is $10.00 a book more than Is obarged-nt the present time. But the extra amount Is to be returned to the purchaser If he lives up to the contraot, This amount Is put on so ns to prevent the boSks from, getting Into the hands of scalpers. Tho report of tho probable change of Mr. Samuel Spencer from the presidency of the Southern and tho elevation of VIco-Presldent Finley to succeed him Is officially denied, / Tfeo seoretary of the Amerloan, Street Railway Association has Issued a" bulle? tin stating that the twenty-second an Is s great spring medicine) It forces from the system the ?a???????? ferments that have secreted themselves in the orguns, causing disease and death. Last year I treated 8,766,000 case* of Rheumatism, Cpnttlpatlon, Catarrh, Nervousness, Kid? ney and Uvei? Troubles, Malaria and Pis? ease? of th? Blood, 80 per cent, of which xer? cured. All drwflglitl? iiual mooting will be held at tho Grand Union Hotel, Saratoga Springs, un Wed? nesday, Thursday and Friday, Septem? ber 2, 3 and 4, 1903. The General Passenger, Association on Wednesday granted ft. special rato of ono fare tor tho round trip for tho Elks' gathering at Baltimore, Ju,(y 21 to 23, from all points In central territory, In? cluding St, Louis, There will bo a limit of 80 days for the 'return Journey. For the Mystlo Sbriner?' 'gathering at Sara? toga, July 8th and 9th, one faro for the round trip will be allowed, and ono. nnd one-half cents per mile for a olroult trip for parties of twenty^flve or moro, The annual report' of the Reliof De? partment of tho Baltimore- and Ohio for the fiscal year, ending'June 30, 1902, shows that the contributions from inomberi amounted to (612,829,10, and that the chocks Itjsu?d by the department In payuont of benefits and. for gehoral and miscella? neous expenso? amounted to $0X971.74. The amount paid to the members for benefits was IB38,01B;37. The memborahlp at the close of tha fiscal yoar consisted of 40.018 persons. In regard to the pension feature the roport statee that tho pay? ment to pensioners during tho year has been S63.143.83. and the total -payments from October 1. 1884, to Juno 80th, 1902, havo been 8624,489.16. During the yoar tho company'contributed $75,000 to tlie pension feature and $16,000 to the relief fenturo. The following dividends havo boon de? clared; Ashland Coal and Iron, 1 per oont. quarterly; fjhlcago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, common and preferred, 8 1-2 per cent.; Fort Worth and Denver City, pre? ferred, 4 per cent! Mobile and Ohio. 11-2 !per cent.;'Pittsburg, Bessemer and* Lake? Erle,; common, 11-2 per cent.; Pittsburg, Youngetown and Ashtabula, common and preferred, 8 1-2 per cent-! Portland and Kumford Falls, 1 1-2 per cont. quarterly; St. Louis and San Franalsco, second pre? ferred, 1 por cont. quarterly; Southern Railway, preferrod, 2 1-2 per cont. There will bo no ticket Scalping In con? nection with tho Louisiana Purchase Ex? position. By enjoining it Judge Woods hoe conferred'an inestlrhablo benefit upon both the exposition and the public. The'eastbound situation la etili one ot congestion. Tho approaching reopening of lake navigation will doubtless result in the movement of much of the grain via lake and rail, but even for the all rall lines the outlook for heavy business for Borne months Is more than good. ALABAriA TABLE A Brilliant Audience at Lee Camp Hall the Evening of the 25th. A brilliant audience greeted the ladles of the Alabama table In their musical eve? ning at Lee Camp Hall, March 25th. The exquisite training of Miss Mamie Harri? son's voice was never heard to better ad? vantage than In the selections she ren? dered. /' The quartette, composed of Misses Har? rison and Dlggs and Messrs. Gordon and Lohman, would In itself constitute an evening of rare enjoyment but added to Ha delightful numbers the Richmond Glee Club. ? Mr. Felix lardella and Master Tupman gave charming selections, which to muslo lovers and the appreciative audience gave an evening of musical pleasure, crowned by the sympathetic volco of Mrs. Yea mans In her beautiful rendition of some ot the" gems of James Whitcomb Rlley. Drill and Sham Battle. Conjpany I.C, Seventieth Regiment, will have a practice drill and sham battle on the Lee Monument grounds on next Sat? urday afternoon, The company will as? semble at their'armory at 3:30 -o'clock. All members of other companies and tho public generally are Invited to sto the manouvres. Mr. George E. Guvernator will entertain all the members of the company after tho drill. There will be a battalion drill on Thursday evening. To-morrow night tho company will' hold a business meeting, when arrangements for the trip to Newport News in April, will be made. Interesting Announcement. (Succiai to Tho Tlmee-Dinpatch.) M'KENNEY, VA? Maroh 28.-Dr, and Mrs. Eugene C. Powell announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Hattle Clayborne Powell, to Mr, John Bovllle Fraser, to take place at Good Shepherd Church, near McKenney, on the 28th of April, 1903. Q?ail?-Rawllngs, (Special to The Tlmca-Dlapnrch.) FREDERICKSBURG, VA.. March 28.? Major Alexander Quail, of Iowa, and Mrs. Maggie C. L. Rawllngs, of Spotsyl vaola Courthouso, were married at the residence of the bride at the latter place last night, Rev, J. P. H. Crlsmond offi? ciating. THEY WILL AID THE BIG TERCENTENARY Railroads Willing to Do Their Part?The Views of a Legislator. A great factor In making the James? town Exposition h success will bo the railroads. Thoy havo expressed a willing? ness to do ovoryiTiliig In their power to make it ono of tho greatest ever held. i At a recent mooting of representatives of loading roads In Washington. It waa decided to begli; shortly to advertise the exposition, and to aid In getting the ap? propriation bill through the Legislature. The Southern, Norfolk and Western, Chesnouke and Ohio, and Seaboard Air Lino were represented. "I am astonished at the opposition de? veloped to tho Jamestown Exposition," said a legislator at Murphy's last night. "The Idea that Virginia Is not able to voto an appropriation of $200,000, to me, la a very humiliating confession. I do not believe It. With some $800,000 now In the treasury nnd revenues still coming in, and the conservative showing made by Mr, Wlokham hi bis Senate report on the new tax bill, our ample ability Is demonstrated, The calamity howl Will not do, We are not poverty etrlckan, "The advantages to our State by such an exposition would be enormous. At a very copsorvatlvo estimate there would be a million strangers visit this State, who, on an average, would spend not less than $20 oach, Twenty million dollars put In circulation In this Stato by that (torn alone. Again.1 tho Foderai Govern? ment, and. other States would make ap? propriations to bo expended horo, Thewo are benefits In sight. But when we .conio to look at tlio reul bonoflts of advanced values not only in Norfolk and Newport News, but throughout tho State, In de? veloping our" vast mineral rosoyrces, I cannot see how any progressivo" economist can hesltato a moment. Yea, ? api for the appropriation, IIrat, last and all the tin??.'? DARING LAD Incident o? Many Years Ago Recalled by a Death. NERVE SHOWN BYTWOMEN Entered Den of Panther Armed Only With a Torch and ? Rifle of the Old Stylo and Killed the Beast, . J Mrs, Phoebe Lane, eighty year? old, was burled In the Haisoy Comotery last Monday, Maroh 23d, Her death recalls an Incident wherein were shown the most reckless daring and the most remarkable exhibition of nervo since the time when Israel Putnam bearded a wolf In its den. Indeed, that incident Is tam? by compari? son, as the sequel will show. Several years before tho breaking out of th?i. civil war a hunter, Jonathan Adami; struck the trail of an animal in Big Hollow, two miles from the present village of Long Eddy, N. Y? . that i ho thought muet be a bear, Judging by its tracks In the slowly melting, first, track? ing-snow' of the season, until, in cross? ing his track,. ho discovered he was be? ing followed by the same animal. Ho then know ho had been trailing, and was now being trailed, by a'? very largo panther, the most cautious, cunning and; vicious animal of tho forest. As night was rapidly approaching he deemed It prudent to turn his footsteps homeward, while carefully watohlng for his pur? suer, hoping to get a shot at him ere it grow too ?lark for a safo aim. The next day, wlthnls brother-William and a dog, the hunt was continued, They soon drove.the animal to cover In his don In a cave at a ledge near the head of the Hollow. They thought to drive him out with their dog, but It was game he had never hunted before and refused to tackle It. The brothers decided to smoke ; the panther from his lair. But he seemed to have'. no objection to smoke, for after, ?ponding several hours In building fires In tho entrance to tho cavo the animal showed no signs of discomfort. Getting a quantity of brimstone, thoy burned that with no better effect. They thon rea? soned that the panther could retreat a long distance or that the smoke -was taken up in the crovloos of the rocks, and they must deviso somo other? moans of capturo, With' as largo rocks as they, could handle, they literally, walled him In nnd. returned home, telling their neigh? bors of their ? adventure, ; and that at 10 o'clock the next day they would con? tinue their efforts to kill the animal. A FINE SHOT. Jonathan Adams was the,best shot, In the dark, In the country. He could snuff' a candle nine, times In ten and never missed a' deer? when stalking them' by torchlight at a pond. He' said to his brother, If you will go ; with? me' ? and carry a torch, so Its light will, constantly shine on my gun-barrol, wo will go Into the cave and I'll shoot , th'o - panther. Having implicit confidence in hls^ brother's ability to do thle, William as? sented and a suitable torch was pro pared. At the appointed time It was astonish? ing to see what a crowd a thinly, Bettled country could produce on short I notice. The- news had spread In ?very direction 'for miles.,.Old men, young men and?boys by the score, all armed with? Implements of defense, rifles, shotguns, axes,- hatch? ets, and even pitchforks, accompanied with several dogs, awaited the coming'of the Adams brothers. A brief consulta? tion was held, but nn omphatlo protest was made by tho old men to tho Adams' plan of procedure, '? If the animal wero wounded Instead of killed nt the first shot, thero could bo no second. As there was but one barrel to his rifle, It moant the death of one,'If not both, men. Well, thoy replied, if you have a better plan, what 1b It? One man said his dog would drive the animal out. Very well, let him try It. Tho entrance was opened ,and the dec sent In. In less than five minutes he ' returned with TTIs scalp as i neatly eliminated as though done by a redskin, ONE SHOT, The torch was lighted and the Adams brothers commenced their perilous Jour? ney, llhere was no nervousness felt by either. Jonathan knew he could kill the panther, and William was sure ho would, It was a singular coincidence that'their grandfather served in the war of the Rev? olution under Israel Putnam, These mon possessed nerve equal to that famous general, About thirty feet back, over which they crawle don their hands and kneos, the walls of, the cave ; narrowed down abruptly to less than half Its else, Just within this smaller cavern lay the panther, Intently watching tho approach? ing torch, his eyes shining like two large diamond as he lashed his side? with his tall. Both men saw him at the same In? stant and paused. Jonathan took delib? erate aim and fired. At the click of the trigger both men began a hasty retreat As they neared the'entrance an excited outsider shouted "Here come? the pan? ther!" and ran,-followed by the crowd. Many stumbled and fell headlong In tholr crazy flight. A few blankey expletives from'the Adams brothers restored their courage and stopped the stampede. Two men volunteered to' go Into tho cave and reconnoitre. They soon returned, report? ing that as the entrance to the Inner covern was too small to admit them, they could give no information as to tho con? dition of tho panther. LAD'S PLUCK, Whereupon a small lad, but fifteen years old, tying a rope to one ankle,to be held taut by the outsiders and pulled back quickly at a signal given by him, ', If he found, tho animal too dangerous to ap? proach, with a torch In one hand and a hatchet In the other, started Into the cav? ern to Investigate, saying If a large dog could got to the panthor ho, could. He found It dead, the ball from Adams' rifle having ontered Its eye and pnssed out the opposite side of its head, Tying the rope about Its neck and giving tho agroed tipon signal, tho dead animal was quickly hauled out, while ho followed at his leis? ure. Upon his appearance ho was lustily cheered as the hero of/tho occasion, but tlio two men who hnd preceded him were quite crestfallen when told there wns room enough for the largest man present to pass Into the panther's den. It was ; the largost animal of the kind and the last | ever killed In that Reotlon. Tho lad who brought him out was Wil? liam Lano, after this always called Painter I Lane, who afterwards married the lady 0000000000000000000000000^ | Ladies! ? I The Millinery Opening | | -OF- | ? Mrs. ?, Dillard d ? WILL BE ON Si ? Monday and Tuesday, J ? March 30th end 3let, $ ? Tho genomi pub?io cordially Invited ? ?000000000000000000000000t PRIZE WINNERS TIMES-DI5PATCH WANT 0 CARTOON CONTEST / IN TH? TIMES-DI5PATCH WANT COLUMN It is Neceesary that Contestants Read and Follow Rul?t Closely?All Drawings Must 6e Original. Thf Ttmes-Dlipatch wishes to thank the contestant for reporting tho cartoon, "The Hand of Prosperity" (winning fourth prise, and published lust Wednesday, (as being a copy. The drawings submitted In this content must positively be original, and therefore the' contestant who sub? mitted the drawing referred to above forfeit? the prise. Tho Timee-Dlipatch hopea oll contestants will hereafter ad? here strictly to the rule? of the contest, and that there will not bo any more prises forfeited. The six prises for the best drawings submitted thl? week wero, awarded as fol? lows! First prise, 12.00 ordor, Miss Margaret Alexander, HamtTen-Sldney, Va, Second prise, $1.00 order, J, H. Daven? port, WSouth.Pine Street, city, Third prise, ' 11.00 order, J, J. Walsh, 510 North Third. Street, city. Fourth prise, ti.00 ordor, Amolla Tolfalr, caro of carrier No. 47. Fifth prise, $1.00 order, Mrs. M. W, Glas?, 711'East Leigh Street, city. Sixth prise. $1.00 order. Samuel B. Rich? ardson, IM Randolph Street, city, The following named contestants do serve ?peolal mention: ?- RICHMOND, VA., Benno Dorset, Chas. J. Points, Raleigh D, Glass, Malcolm Stith, Burke Brlstow, ... John.Sharpe, E, li. Levy, ; George Schaefer, Copeland Sampele, Barton Palmer, A, C. Stover, .-, Ge?rgie Green, Raymond; Edwarde, D. S. M. HT, O. Bannister, Trevlll?n D, Eeaton, Jno. F. Skeggs, J. W. Dunford, J, C, , 8. ?? James Duke, George Schaefer, S. A. Williams, - Mise I/ulfo Collins, Elise V. Moncure, Harry P. Lawson, J. W. McCaller, H, B. ' Spencer, D. E, F. Robt. C. Ancnrrow, A. B. C. Miss F. Crenshaw, Mis?. Mary Jamoa, Rosa Morris, M"tp Palmer,? Sl/??EX COUNTY. VA. Mlles ?, Carpenti?. CHRiSTIANSBU'.?. i VA. Floronce &*.'rai ton?'. LYNCHBURG. VAI ?. Russoll Graham. LORRAINE, VA. I .Mrs. Thos, Bashaw. ALBEMARLE, VA. Mrs; F,'M; Lyell. ? whose burial Is chronicled above and whose death recalls.to ? few etili living tho Incident above related and now. pub? lished for the first'time. At the breaking' out of the Civil War he enlisted, /Was taken sick and died;In a, hospital. Mr. Wert h Seriously Sick. The many frlonds of Mr. Henry ?. Worth throughout tho city will regret to hoar that he Is quite seriously sick.1 < About two wooks ago Mr, Werth waa taken to the'hospital, where he underwont an operation. For some time he Improved, but within the past three daye he has suffered '. a relapso, lind it is now feared that his condition Is serious. There aro BymptoniB of. typhoid fever., DEATH FROM ESG?PED GAS Estimable Young Man As? phyxiated In Washington on Last ffrlday. The death of Mr, Elbert K. P, Osborne, whioh was announced' in. yesterday's Tlmes-Dlspatch, was due to asphyxiation. Everything points to accidentaJ-death, caused by a leak In the gas pipes or something of the sort. The young man was during, the temporary absence of his wife boarding in a house In Washington, and he had just remarked to the guests the night before how happy he was at being the father of a bright little baby, which waa with Its mother In Richmond, A few hours later he was found dead In bod, Mr. Osborne was a member of a distin? guished North Carolina family and was a native of Charlotte, N. C. He was twenty-three years of age. He married Miss Joyce W, Wallace, of this city, last June, and' his wife and baby have been for tho last month with Mrs. Osborne's < father, Mr. Charlea M, .Wallace, Sr? No, 2004 East Franklin Street. The remains arrived here this morning at 12:30 on the Florida special, accom? panied by Mr. Osborno's sister, Mrs. R, H. Lovett, Mr. Lovott and Hon. Charles >M. Wallace, Jr? and were taken to the residence of Mr. Wallace. No. 2801 East Franklin Street The funeral'1 services will be held at the liouBo Monday afternoon at 5 o'olock, and the body will be laid to rest In the family eection In Hollywood. The fun? eral services will be conducted by Dr. R. A. Goodwin, rector of St. John's Church, who less than, ten months ago married the young oouple, . The following gentlemen will be the pall-bearors: James W. Gordon, David H. Leake. H. L King, B. T. Pulllam, John S. Eggleston, John R. Charleton, E, H. Courtney, E C, Folkos, N. Thos. Mosby, W, D. Leake. WOMEN INSPECTORS FOR IMMIGRANTS ! National Council of Women Petition Against Abandon? ment of Innovation. (By Annodateli Fresi.) NBW ORLEANS, LA?? Maroh ??.-The National Counoll of , Women to-day adopted the report of Its Committee on Resolutions, of whlah Mrs. Elisabeth Grannie Is chairman, Tho following resolution was adopted! "Whereas the United States has .ap? pointed women emigrant Inspectors tor. a three months' trail, and "Whereas a preconcerted effort Is on foot to havo those inspectors removed, and pelievlng that (ho public morality and tho safety of foreign unprotected girls will be saved by having tnls ottica continued. "Resolved, That the- National Council of Women petition the United States Kuvornment to continue the ottico a suf? ficient length of time to give the In? spectors a, fair trial," BUFFALO GAI?, VA., Miss M, Blanton, Misa Miller, CAROL-INE, VA, M. W. C. DAKVILLB, VA., R. Wylder Booker. PBTSmSBURO, VA., ' F, Gerald Stratton. LOW? CRBBK, VA. George Goodwin, Jr, KING AND QUEEN, VA. ?. E. Dudley, BCOTTeVlLLE, VA. Dr, J. P. Blair, Mary A. Pitta. FARMVILLE, VA. Mrs. H. R. Cobb. > SUFFOLK, VA. . Leon Whedblo. "CROZET, VA, J, Aylett Ellleon, V. Paul Christian. , WILLIAMSPORT, VA. W, I* O'Pennell. BUCHANAN, VA, Mrs. D. D. Boose. - BEDFORD, VA, E. Hunter Smith. ACCOMAC, VA. Miss Salile Wesooab. HEATHSVILLB VA, . , . R; J.lBeale. IiAWREfNCBVILL?, VA. William p. Hall, i Charles Bogg. 8POTTSVILLE, VA... ? , J. ?. Jones. ORB BANK, VA; J. C, Songer. URB?ND.'.VA. Chas. Taylor, Jr. ABINGDON, VA. Fannie MoBrown. ? ' BLACKfcTONE, VA. Miss M, L. Smith, WELDON, ' N. 0. I ?? ' I ' D. E. Stelnback. ! ETTtRICICB, VA. Waller Daniel. FBDERICICS,. VA. Garland Spleen When in need, don't fall to reedT tri?' 'Tlmas-DIspatch Want Ads. They wl|l supply your every want-arid do It Quick? ly, saving, time and money.? LIQUOR DEALERS TO ENTER PROTEI They Will Appear Before the Finance Committee To Morrow Night. Of special Interest will be the meetta* of the City Council Finance Commuta? to-morrow night,, when the, liquor dealer? will? appear to protest. against the action.. of the body In Its classification of the' various saloons. , ' ? As has been stated, 215 saloon? have been placed In the highest class,' which" subject them to,a tax of $260. The others , are divided between the $150. and. $100.'' class. The $60 class Is wiped out.. :V ? The committee from the liquor , men . who will appear will 'be: John M, HIgglns, George Guvernator, . Sr., A', von Rose-. negk, E. Gasoli, ?. ?. Stumpf, George McD. Blake, George Bannister, William H. Zimmermann and A. W. Rosene. f A MOTH ER GOOSE PARTY Entertainment to Be Given on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be a "Mother Goose" party, given at the Church Hill Branch of the Woman's Christian Association on the afternoon of Monday, Tuesday and Wed? nesday. Many new and unlquo features have been devised for the amusement of both the little ones and the grown-ups.; ' Miss. Aline Hord will be Mother Gooso. ???? Elizabeth Moore will be the. Queen of Hearts, and Master Frank Butler will take the part of King Cole. PRIZEWINNERS The successful numbers, week ending March 28 th; .??. 59288...\.................... $5.00 48243.'.. 1,00 54528. 1.00 49693. 1,00 63509..,.;. 1,00 58112. 1.00 49504. 1.00 51507. 1.00. 52055. 1.00 51963. LOO 57252. 1.00 54619. 1.00 48218...,1,00' 69495.'.....?.,: 1,00 58268. 1,00 55147.???t?.V?.',. 1.00 VIN-GU-OL IS THE TRUE TONIC $1 T. A. MILLER, PHARMICIST. 519 EAST BROAD STREET. TANNER PAINT AND OIL CO., ino East Main Street, RICHMOND. VA., COLD WATER ??????. FLOOR BTAINS, BRUSHES, and FA?NT ERff SUPPLII?,