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DAMAGED The Thormometer Was Below the Freczlng Polnt A BABY BREAKS ITS NECK Tldes ln lho Potomac Rlver Wash the ??' Wharves Away?The Naw Electrlc /Rallway Will Be Built Wlthout Staftbrd'sSubscription. I (Spsclul to Tbe TJi-us-DlHinitch..") ! FREDERICKSBURG, VA., Aprll S.-The /freozlng weathor of tho past two days abd nights has done great dnmago to frult and early vcgetnblcs in thls boo tlon. Tho thermometer was down be? low the/ freozlng polnt last nlght and the nlght bofora, and oxperlonoed Judges aay there Is no hopo for the peach cropf Mrs. James L Roed, of AVostmoroland county, wolked down to tho creek from her house a fow-days ago, leavlng.her elghteeii-uionlhs-old chlld nsleep on tho bed. A short tlmo nfterwnrds sho sent one of hor chlldren to nwakon nnd dross the chlld and brlng It to her, but upon arriving at the house lt was found that tbe baby had awnkened durlng -tho nb Bence of Its mother, hnd fnllen off the bed and waa lying dead on tho floor, Its Sieck havlng boon broke.n by the fall. ROAD WILL, BE BUILT. It Is now sald that tho Fredericksburg ?nd Itappahannock Eloctrlo Rallway'will be hullt notwItliBtandlng tho refusal of Btafford oounty to- cor.trlbute }60.O00 to ?Wards tho capltal stock. A meetlng of the stockholdera was held a few days ago nnd It Is stated that they wero much pleasod wlth the favorablo outlook. Owlng to heavy ralns and hlgh wlnda the tldes on tho Potomac ,Rlver havo beon higher than for yoars, and much damage ?waa dono to wharf property. At Lynch's Polnt n port of tho wharf was swept away and a quantity of lumber and shin gles was carrled off or. tho tldo. Owlng to tho promptness wlth which the smnllpox case, whlch broke out ln n rallroad camp in Culpeper county, was Jsolated, no further damage is expected ' from the dlsdaso. The homostead of tho late Dr. S. R. McClannahnn. ln Culpoper county, has been purchased by Mr. Luther Payne, of Brlstersburg. ? WEDDING. Mr.-James M. Woaver, a woll known merchant of Culpeper county, was mar? rled a few days ago In Smlthflold, W. Va.. to Mlss Sarah Ethel Bayne, of that placo'. ? It/ls belleved that tho resldenco of Mrs. Dunbar, Prlnce Willlam county, whlch wos rocently burned. was set on flro. Two tramps had applled for lodglng a few hours beforo the flro nnd wore rofused, Suspiclon points to them. DAMAGE IN BEDFORD All Fruit Except Winter Apples Believed to Have Been Killed. TSpecIal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) BEDFOnb CITY, VA., Aprll O.-The i\-c/L& of Saturday nlght has practlcally destroyed tho frult crop of Bedford, wlth tho exceptlon of wlnter apples. Heavy lee formed in tho streets, and Iho scono was one of winter. The pencji, penr; and othor blossoms wero blasted nnd the hearts of the strawberrles that wore blooming profusely aro now blaclt nnd llfeless. Wlnter apples wero Just beglnnlng to bloom. So far llttle In? jury ls reported. At-10 o'clock Sunday nlght the alarm of flre was sounded and the two unused, tumblo-down bulkilngs at tho "foot of Depot Hlll wero found blazlng. Theso old houses, bclonging to Mr. W. H. Mc Ghee, had rocently been condomnea by the Councll and thelr removal ordered. Throe attempts were made to wreck them by dynamlte by. somo unknown partles last month, and lt ls generally conceded tho houses wero set on fire. Tho flro depart? ment gnvo its entlro attcntion toward Baving tho odjoinlng proporty. --, THE FRUIT KILLED Tho TempferaVure Below the Freezing Pomt at Manassas. fSpecla) to Tbo Tlmes-Dlspatch,) MANASSAS, VA., Aprll 0.?Tho cold snap Saturday nlght and Sunday morn Ing killed nenrly all the frult ln thls soc Jl'tlon. Wlth tho frult trees ln full bloa ?I'som and tlio thormomotor at 25, It Is not hlllkely that much frult, was left. jia Tho Southern Rallway has nenrly com a_jletod grndlng up to this polnt from Alex andrla, and tho new doublo track ls ' now belng laid. The farmers In thls sectlon have mado but llttle progrcss wlth thelr plowlng, owlng to the contlnuod w^ weather. Mr. Willlam N. Llpscomb wlll shortly begln the oroctlon of a handsome storo .buildlng on the lot owned hy hlm at the corner of Center and Maln Streots. FROST IN HANOVER Fruit Injured and Tobacco, Where Not Oovered, Was Killed. (SpRflnl to Tbe Tiuios-Dliiputcli.) MONTPBLIER, VA., Aprll C.-A heavy frost formed hore lost nlght, and lee .was at least half un luch thlck, Much of the frult Is undoubtcdly klllod, nnd It is thought thut the wheat crop ls in? jured. All the tobacco plants not under cover were killed. The farmors nre baekwurd In tholr spring work, owlng to tho rocent heavy ralna. But few of the sohools in Han? over havo closed, a? most of them wlll to bo run slx months. Great lnterest ls belng taken in the local optlon -electlon to ba hold lu thls county on Aprll 21(1). WIND SAVED FRUIT New Telephone Line and a Bridge Badly Needed. (Speelul tn Tlie Tlmes-Dlspatch.) MANTEO. VA., Aprll B.?A tnlrly-mile wlnd, followlng a nlght ruln, greeted us fJaturduy mornlng, and Haturduy nlgUt the temperuturn al R o'clock wus thlrly one degreos. Hunday mornlng the ground.. was frozen, nnd yet, though tlie wlnd had dled out durlng tlie nlght, frult trees ln blossom do not m-.-ui to have beon liarined by frost. Thls belng Ihe apple year, ln thls locallty, nt li-ast, rnnkes >ne desfrous of no moro sucli nlglits. For Appetltes rVcj_KorStronfi< Sterllng Silver ls the only silver employed by the Gorham Co. Silvenmitbs Thls ls votiched for by th. trade-mark, whlch also ensures appropriatc dcsign and sound workmanshlp. Yet it costs no more than the unreliable wares of anonymous makers. All tatponslbla Jewelers keeplt J Mr, Thomas B. Hall, of thls county, has beon sollcltlng BUbsorlbors for the FluVanna and James Rlvor Volley Tolo-. phone Company, n loonl llno up from Whltehall, In thls oounty, and from In* formatlon glven mo by hlm, lt Ib reason ably cortnln that we will shortly be In communcatlon wlth tho Courthouse and tho dlstrlot Intorvcning. Thls llno, as projcctod, will termlnato horo, nnd In tho ovont of Ita Installa tion, lt.Is belfovod that a Western Unlon tologrnph ofllco will bo Installed. A_ thlngs now are tho people hawe to either go to Wnrmlnlster to telegraph, whore thero Is only a prlvate forry, or to Howardsvlllo. where tho ferry Is also prlvato, both plaoes In addltion bolng Bomo miles dlstnnt. Thls obndltlon ts pe-' cullarly unpleasant whon It Ib known that more frelght Is rocolved and shlpped from thfs station than nny othor one on tho llno, save Whltohall. -, For somo months n porslstont rumor has from tlmo to tlmo boon In clrou.latlon concernlng tho posslbllity of a rarnl tfrao dellvory'of mall belng started, nnd whllo somo aro dcslrous thnt lt bo ostnbllshcd, othors nro cqually anxlous that It not bo. Tlio only vnlld' roason. for not deslrlng It thnt I hnwo honrd Is thnt now we have an opportunlty of sondlng our malls by way of 'Buckinghain Courthouse, when hlgh water prevonts crosalng to tho tralns hore. and so onables us to got letters to Rlchmond or olsowhere wlth only one days dolny; whlle wltli runtl dellvery, the mnll will remaln In (he Manteo ofhce untll the. rlvor fnlls suillclently to cross. I learned to-day thnt Mr. C. I. Johnston, of Wlnglna, In thls county, who haa been slck sovoral weoks, Is but llttlo, lf apy better. His daughtor, Mrs. Jnmes Mundy, Is Improvlng after two months' Illness. ICE INHALIFAX Fruit Trees Were in Full Bloom and Crop is Destroyed. (Spcclnl to Tlio Tlmes-Dlnputch.) SCOTTSBURG, VA.. Aprll 8.?Tho pres? ent cold snap has dostroyod tho promis Ing frult crops of thls seotlon of South sldo Vlrglnla. Tho troos wero ln full bloom and tho weathor was sufflclontly cold to mako Ico on tho small. ponds. Mr. D. B. Easley, ono of tho best citl-. zens, as well ns ono of the most proml? nent farmers ot Hallfax, hns Just return? ed from a threo months* stay ln the Vnl ley of Vlrglnla, ln a much lmproved condl tion of health. Hon. J. T. Locy, a momber ot tho Flnance Commltteo ot tlio House of Rop rosontatlves, Is spendlng a fow days wlth his famlly. TOBACCO UNDER COVER Clover lnjured and Strawberries Dam ' aged?Revival Services. (Spcclnl to Tlie Tiuiiw.Dispatch.) SOUTH BOSTON, VA., Aprll C?Yestor? day morning on tubs of water on northern oxposuros lco^ was nearly one-fourth, of an inch thlck. Nearly all of tho frult Is kllled outright. That. whlch yet ro malns, apparently unlnjured, will, It Is bellovcd, fall off In a fow days. Clover wns badly lnjured. Strawberries aro badly damnged. Tobaeco plants wero un? der clotha and are reported not hurt. Rov. J. W. Wlldman, pastor of tho Bap? tlst Church, commonccd services at his church laat nlght, whlch wlU contlnuc durlng tho week. In tho absence of the rector thoro will bo no servlces~'a.t Trinity Episcopal Church durlng holy week. ^ Mrs. J. J, Lawson ls 111 at her homo. Freeze in Loulsa. (SpOCllll tO TllO TIU3C8-DlBpnti!'l.) OFFLEY, VA., Aprll 0.?Tho thermom eter stood nt 27 degroos hero Sunday morh lng, and tco was found ono-quartcr of an Jnott thlok, the ground belng heavlly crustcd, The frult must be all klllod. Enrly corn In gardons was cut down. Much ?amnge !to tobaoco jjlants ls fearod, whoro they wero not under can vas, -? Frost in Buckingham. (Sroclal fo Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) GRAVEL HILL, VA., Aprll 0.?A vory heavy frost here Saturday nlght. Tho frult- -crop ls about nll rulned. Thoro may ba somo lato npplos left. lee formed from a. half to one Inch thlck. INCENDIARY IN FARMVILLE Unique WhlsRey Sltuatlon Still Contlnues? the Town Divicled. (Spcclnl to The Tluios.DUpntcb.) FARMVILLE, VA., Aprll 6.-Flre early, Saturday morning destroyed the dwelllng known ns tho I'nyno resldenco, ln the ousl end of tho town, the proporly of tho Farmvlllo Bulldlng and Trust Company. The oi'luln ls unkiiowu, but ls thought to havo beon the work of nn lncondlury, Tho houso wiiii uiioccupled, Tho alurm of flre yesterday betweon tho hours of 2 nnd 3 o'clock wua occnsloued by a sllght blu.o In u negro dwelllng ncur tlio colored Haptiut Church. Tho unique condltlun ot tlio whlskoy sit uiitioii'ln Farmvlllo Ib mlll tho one loplc of convei'satioii. A potltlon as a gulilo for tho Town Councll to act by ln belng carrled around to-day. Tho Councll doos not fcel ii t llborty to opon a dlsponsary ln tho town unlll they got the seiillnimu of the people. Thero are a great many \Mho wero not ln favor of a dlspoiiBiiry, so long uu there was a chance of hnvlng thq Haloon, but prcl'er u dlsrionsury to a ury town. Ono of tho petltlor.s is oppoa Ing tho dlspens-ry, und the olher for. TllO Councll will meet Tuesday nlght, the Hlh instuiit, und thelr actlon, ko fnr iiu thu openlng of h dlspensury Is cou ceined. will depeml itltoguther u.ion tho polltlons belng eunled moiind to-day, Tlio urunks hore last Siiliirday wero niimcroiis, but wbare the whlakey came from no one soeifls to know. lt lu reported flvo gal Ioiih of It came frum Burkevillo and wua ulbtrlbuted among the negro populutlon, PEACH CROP ISJILLED Heavy Loss to Orowers In j- Princess Anne County. IR1SH POTATOES INJURED Hlgh Tides Swamp the Road to Kntttt'? Island and the Mall OarHer Could Not Make Hls Regular TWp. Preachers Are Cut Off. (Speclal ta The TimM-Dlapttcb.) BLOSSOM HILJj, VA., Aprll O.-The reoeht cold wavo, acoompanled wlth hlgh wlnds,' heavy ralns and very hlgh tldes, and flnatly such a ohango ln tho atmos phere as to produce leo on the water and cause a orust of lee on the ground, has had a vory' deprosslng effect on the farmers of thls sootlon. ' The peaoh crop, whlch has ln many respocts becomo a very Important one, Is consldered to be almost,, lf not en tlrely, cut off. Such a*loss wlll be keenly folt, for tho peuch crop ls a source of conslderable revonue, and many farmors were addlng largoly to thelr orohards. Tho'lands of thla sectlon are woll adapted to tho culture of frult ot all. klnds, and ospeolally of tho peaoh, whlch commands Ihe hlghest prices on the markets and is pronounced in all rpspects Hrst-'elasB. Tho loss wlll be qulto heavy and tho Crult grently mlssed ln tho cltles. POTATOES IN BAD WAY. 1 The hoavy ralns have had the effect of injuring the Irlsh potato orop, whlch, in many instahces, tsvrottlng, and a "bad Btand" is generally prodlated. Tho Irlsh potato bug Is on hand, and'is eatlng off the new plants as fast as thoy mako thelr appearance. One old farmor told your oorespondent the other day. that "the bugs" woro even standlng over tho holos whore thoy had eaten the Irlsh potato aprouts ot'f, and woro wlnking at the sprouts to comejtp, so thoy could re new thelr feast and agaln eat them off. Tho recent westerly gnlcs have had tho ofl'oot of raislng the waters of Back Bay to suoh an oxtent that Knott's Island ls cut off from' the maln land, oxcept by boat, and a great Inconve nlonco is the result The road leadlng to Khott's Island, whloh is about four mlles long, Is uoross a marsh, whlch soparates Back Bay from Currltuck Sound. It is sald to be completely cov? ered wlth water, and In somo places the water is from two lto three feot deep on tho jroad. '-Tbo mall, which ls carried fom Munden Polnt, Vu? to Knott's Isl? and by prlvato convoyanco, could not make Its regular trlp on Saturday. QUARTERLY CONFEREN-dE. Tho quarterly conferenco of the M. E. Churoh was to have boon held on Knott's Island last Saturday. and Sunday, but dld not convone on account of the con? dltlon of the road, and a gonoral dls appolntment was the result. Tho mlnls ters, Rev. J. Powoll Gnrlaud and J. B. Phaup, presldlng elder and preachor In charge of this clrcuit, made tho attempt to cross the road and hold the quarterly meetlng, but tho risk was too great, and thoy returned to tho homo of Mr. John E. Moore, whlch ls very near the Marsh road." At last nccounts Mr. Phaup was consldorlng wlth somo se riousness the feaslbltlty of attomptlng the trlp, but Dr. G.arland could not bo persunded to leavo "torra flrnia" untll tho waters had vory much rocoded, whlch was concedod to be good, sound loglc. Body Identified. (Speclal to Tho Tlmcs-Dlspatcb.) ALBXANDRIA, VA.. Aprll C?The body which was found floatlngln the Potomac off Aleexandrla Saturday was yestorday identlllecl as that of Thnddeus Baden, of No, 1320 Twelfth Street. Northwcst, Wnshlngton, a former em ploye In tho Govornment Prlntlng Ofllce. The remalns were removod to Washlng? ton and burled to-day. It Is stated that about two wooks ngo Mr. Baden mys terlously dlsappeared from home, but the pollco were not notlfled ns hls fam? lly hoped lo have hlm return wlthout unplonsant notorloty. Ho ls survlved by a widow and four chlldron. The theory of sulclde ls dlserodltcd by them, who hold tho bollef that ho met doath accl dontally. That Does Good A medicinal food tha. attacks microbes and drives out disease ^ "".^ The only vitalized Emulsiori of Cod Liver Oil with tho hypophosphites ol Ume 3iitl soda and fjuuiacol. For weak, thui, consumptive, pnle-faced people, and for those who sufler from chronic skin disease and weakness ol lungs, chest o( throat. Ozomulsioii is a scientific food, pre> pareel under aseptic conditions in a mdd' ern laborntory under supervision of skilled pliysicians. 'J'o be had of all clruggtets, A Large Sample Bottle Free wlll be sent byus to any address on request, bc thut iiivaluls ln every walk o( llie.ciu U-st u foi llu-inselves aml see what O*oinu|slon wlll do loi lliein. Send us your imme and complete address iiientloniiig tliis paper, and the large sample frei bottle will at ouce be sent to you by mall, prepa|4 Address The Ozomulslon Co. , INJURED.BUT NOT KILLED TldewaterFarmers Thankful Over Resuits of Frost. FINE YACHTS IN HARBOR Rev. Dr. V. McFaden Haa Nervous Prostratlon Whlle in the Pulplt. Suit for Damagea Because As saulted and , Abused. (Bpeclal-te The' Timei-DUpttch.) NORFOLK, VA., Aprll 6,-The early crops of strawberries, potatoes, beans, peas and ououmbors were badly lnjured by the ooid weather of Saturday nlght and agaln laat nlght Ico formed both nlghts. The'farmers are congratulatlng themsoives, howovor, on the fact that the crops. weroInoi entlrely killod. Whlle they are badly bllghted, they will recovor from the bllgbt. Two of tho handsomest yaohta of. the Now York Yaoht Club woro In Norfolk harbor to-day?the Kanawha, ownod by H. H. Rodgers, actlng presldont of tho Standard 011 Company, and tho Tusca roro, ownedby Walter Jcnnlngs, also of the Standard 011 Company. The Kanawha, * commanded by Captaln Mlller, wlth her ownor, Colonel Rlce, Mr. Bfcnjnmln and other New Yorkors aboard, ls bound from New York to tho West in dlos. The Tuscarora coaled thls afternoon and will leavo ln the morning for a trlp up the James Rlver, Two woeks will bo Bpent in oruislng about Baltlmore and Washlngton,; and thon tho yacht, whlch has boen ln Wost Indian watora durlng tho wintor, will roturn to Now York. M1NISTER PROSTRATED. Rev. Dr. V.' MoFadon was prostrated whllo preachlng'at tho Wrlght Momorlal Methodlst Church, Portsmouth, last nlght. He was nbout to flnlsh an oloquont ser mon on the New Jorusalem, when nervbus enorgy forsook; hlm and ho collapsed. Medlcal attontlon was seourod at once, so that rellef wns qulck. i Dr, MbFaden ls stlll sufferlng from ner? vous prostratlom duo to many sorvlcos and ovorwork, but ho Is stronger to-day. J. H. Gurganua, of Pnctolus, N. C, who was hold In.Jnll horo for several days on the oharge of abscondlng to escape the payment of his debts, Ihns been relcased on an asslgnmont of his property for tho beneflt jot his credltors. SUIT FOR,HEAVY DAMAGES. Charles H. Todd's ense nttracted a num? ber of spectators to the Court of Law and Chancery thls morning. Ho sues tho Nor? folk, Portsmouth nnd Newport News Com? pany for $5,000 damages. The allegatlons of the plalntlff aro that ho waa assaultcd nnd abused for not paylng a fnro on the rallway that tho company had no rlgbt to chnrgo. A flght nnd abuslvo lnngungo occurred betweon hlm and tho ticket col lcctor. and tho conductor nttemp'ted to tnko hlm'off on tho ferry-boat, when he dld not wlsh to go. There aro a great number of wltncsses, Ineludlng tho traln and boat crews and the pnsscngors who heard tho altercatlon In regnrd fo tho ticket and saw the flght whlch followed. Tho trlal occUplcd Judgo W. B. Martln and a Jury all day. Thls Is the flrst caso Judgo Martln- has heard slnce his return from Ashovlllo, where he went a month ago for his .health, His health ls restored. Died in Bed. (Speclal to Tlie Tlmcs-Dlspateh.) ? ORANGE, VA., Aprll (j,?Mr. H. W. James, agent of the Southern Rallway nt thls place, was found dead in bed early Sunday mornlng. Mr. James' hoino wns In Norfolk, and hls remalns wero taken there for burial Monday evenlng. Ho was about flfty years of age, and un marrled. Mr. James has been horo only about four months. He was formerly connected wlth tho Norfolk and Western. EXCITEMENT IN FARMVILLE Supposed Attempt to Lynch the Negro Acoused of Shooting Conductor. (Speclal to The Times-Dispatch.) FARMVILLB, VA., Aprll C?The town authorltles and a few cltlzens were made to feel very uncomfortable last Satur? day nlght, when lnformatlon was recolved by them to the effect that un attempt would surely be made by a mob from Crewe to take from the county Jall and lynch Alex Davls, who, lt ls alleged, shot Conductor Luthor Robertson ln Crewe yard last Tuesday nlght, Tho flrst lntlmntlon that trouble would llkely occur was roported to Mayor Blan? ton by Mr. C, C. Dllloti, who, ln cltlzen's alothes, was dolng pollce duty that nlght. Mr. Dlllou says: "Shortly after U o'clook a tall whlte man wlth sandy mustaoho approached hlm and odmmenced to make Inquiry about Mr. Llgon, the regular po lloo; the man after explalnlng to Mr, Dil ion how Couduotor Robertson was shot told him that ho had come 15 mlles, and that there would be some trouble hore to nlght. Just thon a frelght traln came In, and on It wore about K or 30 persons. Whether thoy wore blndt or white Is not known. Mr. Dlllon roported hls converBa tlon with tho'trtrnngor ln full to Mayor Blanton, and tlio Mayor, Mr, J. L. Hari and the pollcoman went nt once to Mr, Hart's otllco, where they dlscussod tho tnatter. Judge Crute was 'phoned and the facts told to hlm.. Ho ImmeUlntely oame down town. It was then getting lato, and partloa of strongers are roported to havo boen noon In dltforent parts of tho town. Now nnd then a plsto) shot wns heard ln tho east aud western part of the town, nnd the .author/lties woro of tho oplnlon thnt it was the slgiml for the assembly. "Mr, Hurt wont at once to the home of Mr. George Cox, tho boarding-placo of Chlof of Pollco Eogus, niul aroused hlm from sleep. Thoy w'ent to the Jall and took <ho negro, whose frjghtful condl? tlon was oxcoedlngly pltiful. Ho was car rtod ln the olerk's offlco at flrst, but lutor trlkon to tlio oolora'ti aohoolhouse on the outBkirts of tho town, whoro Mr. Fogus remalned wlth hlm untll .mornlng, when he was taken back to Jall. The negro's moaiiM nnd itIos were awfulj ho wus unable to spoult a word," ' Whothor thero wns a mob ln town Saturday iiIkIu for the purposo of lynoh Ing Davls wlll, porhaps, iiever be known, but ihlngs oortnlnly looked very suspl cloua, It is bolloyod, however, that- the partv who had the converaatlon wlth Mr, Dlllon was sookihg lnformatlon. It ls learnod here to-day that doteotlvos wpo have beon at work. on the oase In Ivynchburg say that Dav|s cannot bo ihe rlght man. DavlB haa always sald he could prove an allbl lf slven a chance. He wlll bo held here untll he can be Sftl\m ? hoarlng _t Nottoway CourHioua* i COULD NOT HEAR TRAIN \ \ ? , beaf Gitlzen of Chester fleld Kllled on Track. MR. THOMPSON MANOLED Though Faclng Incomlng Traln, Nelther Saw or Heard ita Approach?Qood Roads Meetlng Called?Robbery at Chester?Other Notes. . (BpOol.l to Tba Tlmoi-Dliipttch.) CHESTER, VA., Aprll U.-Suhday morn? ing about 11 o'olook Mr. George W. Thompson, an' aged cltlaon, llvlng near Bollwood'a, was kllled whllo walklng the Seaboard Alr Llno traok. Mr. Thomp? son waa aovonty-two years old, and oame here from the North a number of years ago,. and was qulte deaf, Ho had'.order ed some cars. to be put ln Bellwood's Sldlng for tho shlpment of- wood, and Sunday morning he thought he would walk there?a short dlstanco. from his home?and see lf the cars were ln, and' whlle walklng'ln a out, And whoro tho road ourvos ln Bellwood's farm, noar the turnpiku, golng towards Rlchmond, he mot tho Soaboard Alr Llno 10:10 o'olook traln from . RIchniond. The englnedr gavo tho dahgor slgnals and put on tha alr brakos aa soon aa p'osBlblo, .but waB too noar hlm whon tho danger was seen to Bto'p, and struck hlm faco fo'remost, bre'aking rlba, both arins and logs and crushlng his skull. The traln held up aftor runnlng past hlm, nnd on examlnatlon by the/ crewi he was found to be dead, Ho hardly know what struck hlm, his body belng thrown forward about- slxty feet and j prbstrate ln the dltch. THE INQUEST. A porter waa loft wlth hlm nnd Justlce G. 32. Robertson, at Chostor, was notlflod, who lmmedlatoly went to the scene by tho electrlc road and hold a formal ln quest. Tlio Jury slmpiy rondored tho d.v clslon that tho decoasod canio to hla death by bolng run ovor by tho Sea? board engtno, tho porter tosttfylng to thnt fact. Dr. J, F. Ragland was present nnd' ox amlned tho romalns, and rendered his verdlct Mr. Thompson was known to bo deaf, but.,had good slght, and the only wny to account for tho romarkablo ac? cldent ls tlie ldea that walklng to the cold wlnd of yestorday morning, Mr, Thompson must have had his head bowed over, p.nd nolther hoard or saw tho en Bbio. Mrs. Thompson was notlded by tho mnglstrate, who wns prostrated by. tho sad nows, and nelghbora took chargo of tho body to preparc lt for buriul, Tholr only boii, Mr. Warron " Thompson, had Just gone to Massachusetts to take chargo of a constructlon foTco a day or two beforo tho accldent, Tho wldow ls left alorio, but will be klndly lookod after by nolghborB. A ROBBERY. On Friday nlght In thls vlllago some one entored tho kltchen of Mr. W. H.i Fowlkes, breaklng tho bllnds and wln dow, but taklng nothlng therefrom. Mr, Fowlkes spoko harshly to his dog, which was barking ln tho nlght, and he sup poses thnt frlghtened tho party away. A buslness men's club wna organlzed horo Saturday nlght, and' some'-proposl-" tions road from parties wlshlng to estab llsh enterprlscs here. Thls club was or ganlzed ln order to further tho_ buildlng up of thls beautiful llttle place, admlra bly well located. both for prlvate resi dences and buslness enterprlses, belng the center of several rallroads. The buslness, club wlll doubtless do much to Improve the place. A meetlng of the "Chesterfleld Good Roads Assoclatlon" has been called by the presldent to be held et tho court house on the second Monday (court day) ln Aprll. The maln objeot of tho cnll ls to oMscuss tho plan offered by Mr. C. N, Frlend and urge Its adoptlon for a road law by the Leglslature. Other lnv..ortant matters also wlll be looked aftor con cernlng the roadB. Capt. John Lumb wlll be present and addross tho assoclatlon on the road quostlonf and Mr. Grant, of Henrlco, also has 'been requested to at? tend and toll of roads ln hls county. .-? AN IMPORTANT SUIT The Ocean Shore Huntlng and Oyster ing Grounds Involved, (Speclal to Tho Tlnies-Dlsimtch.) ONANCOCK, VA., Aprll 6.?The case of Walsh vs. Bowden, Jeffreys et als, wlll come up ln the Clrcult Court of Acoomao county Tuesday. Thls ls a test Vaap and ono that InvolveB many thousnmls of acres of oystor grounds on tho ocean sldo pf Accomac and^ Northampton countles. Walsh had Bowden and others arrcsted for trespasslng on and taklng oysters from grounds contlnguous to hls farm, The flrst land grants ontered ln tho sev entoenth and efghteonth centurles, undor tho old Engllah reglme, generally gave Bri_?$ Are alwaya "beau? tiful" and alwaya./ " happy " accord-1 ing to the aociety J reportera, and ln I tlna case the re- J port is niostly true. * There may be un- ? happy brides in 'fiction, bnt there are few in real llfe. But how hard it ia to look upon many of the wivea we know and believe that they were once beautiful and happy. Pain, the reatilt of womanly disease, has niorred beuuty and undenuiued happiness, Bcauty and happiness are both restored to Uie sufferera from womanly dlseaaea by the uae of Dr, Pierce's Pavorite Pre scription. 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If you havo a perslstont Plmplo, Wnrt, BwcIllngB, Shootlng, Stlnglng Palno, tako Blood Balm and thoywlfl dleappear beforo they dovelop Into Cancer. Many apparently hope'esB caseB of cancer ourod by tuklng Botanlo Blood Balm. Ot/Il OUAIIAHTKI). Dar n large bottle r?r ?!, nt any ,lru?_l?(, t.ulten* tilrected. Ilntnnie llluutl llalm (Cl.II.Il. j nlwnjr*cure* whon tho rlght quantity t. Ukni. If not enroil y i>u r money will ,Fu nd e J wllh. fl3(Pm? ,. /0_/> . _?_ _out iir?inn-nt.CA.>?>~TO UjfltAAAJCQ Botanlo Blood Balm (B. B. B.) fs Pleasant and safo to tako. Thoroughly toatcd for 30 yoarB. Composed of Puro Botanlo' Ingrodlonts. Strengthons wonk kidnoys and weak Btomachs, curos dys nepsla. Completo dlroctions go wlth each bottle. Prlco $1 at all drug stores. 8ENT FREE. Samplo sont frco by wrltlng Blood Bnlm Company, 418 MltchoH Stroet,' Atlanta. Ga. . Descrlbo your trouble. nnd spcclnl free modlcnl ndvlco to suft your cafio also sent ln scnlcd lottor. Enough Blood Bnlm ls sent freo.to provo Ita marvoloua curatlvo powera. Do not hesltate to wrlto at onco, aB Blood Balm is'scnt frco and propnld. tho Atlantlo Ocenn as tho eastern bound ary ot the sensldo farms. Tho Intorvonlng spaco of water, mnrBh and beaefh- runs from two miles In wldth to elght miles,' tho entlre length of tho Penlnsula, and Tian beon always used by tho cltlzons of the Stato In common for oysterlng and gunnlng. Mr. Walsh now clalms oxcluslve rlghts under tho old patont, and ls, ondeavorlng to enforco thom. In tho Walsh cnso nbout 3,000 acres of mnrsh and oyster grounds, sltuatcd ln Assoteaguo Bay, In tho northeastorn cor? ner of Accomnc county, nre Involved. Tho mnmmoth development of tho oyfltcr In? dustry on tho sensldo slnco tho extensivo plantlng began has mado theso lands of gieat valuo. A groat many of tho sonsldo farms of tho Vlrglnla Eoatorn Shore havo tho samo legnl stntus, henco tho almost unlversal Interest folt ln the questlon of whethor tho old Engl(sh granta.wlth the Atlantlc Ocenn ns tho boundary, stlll hold good. Should Walsh wln his caso tho on tlro ocean sldo of the eounties would go Into Utigatlon, and lt would bo a harvest for thp lawyers. A BIQ CONTENTION Water-Power of Holston River in Dis pute Between Two Companies. (Spcclul tp Tlio Tlmos-DUpatch.) BRISTOL, VA., Aprll 6.?The matter of devoloplng the wator power ln tho Horso shoo Bond of tho Holston River, ten rriiles east of Brlstol, for the purposo of txneratlng elec'trlolty for manufacturlng purposes lnv Brlstol, Is now a thlng of contentlon between two companies, name ly: Tho Holston Water and Eloctrlo Pow? er Company und a company organlzed by A. T. Smalllng, who owns tho lands about tho folls ln the rlvor. Tho court has Just granted tho former company tho prlvllege of a rlght of way through the lands of Mr. Smalllng for the purposo of doveloplng the wator pow? or, and a Jury pf vlow hns completcd lts work, havlng nssessed the damages to Mr. Smalllng at *38,300. It will not bo surprls ing lt these flgures cnuso tho Holston Com? pany to abandon tho Idea of develop|ng tho powor, but'ln such an 'event- lt ls understood that Mr. Smalllng's company wlll tako up tho sdhome, The plan, If carrled out, would be of lncalculable worth to the Industrlos of Brlstol, yleldlng, as lt would, much power, thus offerlng lnducements to new Indus? trial concorns. Locust DaieWon. ^ (Speclal to Tbo Tlmes-Dlspnteb.) ORANGE). VA., Aprll 0,?Locust Dale defeated Brown's University School on Looust Dale grounds by scoro of 8 to 4. Battorles: For Locust Dale. Curtls and' Fltzpatrlok'i for Brown's, Wntson and Hall. STAKING APPROACH T0B1GTUMEL Company ls Preparing to Pen etrate Shenandoah Moun talnsWlth Railroad. (Speclal to Tho Tlmos-Dlspatch.) HARRJSONBURO, VA,, Aprll 8.-A force bf men |n'charge'of A. A. Chap nian,. a. clvll englneer, nr.d \V. H. FtlekV urd, repro?ontlnB tho Virginla Central Rallway, wont to Dry Rlvor Gap to day ta complete tho stuklng out of the: npproach to the proposed tunncl by whlch. aome road wlll l>asa through the Shonan doah Mountaln. Several of thn local. roprosentutlvus of the VIrglnla Central, aocompar-led by tholr counsel, were ln Washlngton lost vvoolc, Thelr Imslness, could not bo learned, but there. are all. klnds of rumois floatlng about ln ro gard to tholr purpose, bvlt none wlll verl fy, and wlll only say, "Just awalt de-. volopments.'1 The-County Board of Supervlsors to day passed resolutlons agalnst the ap? proprlatlon to the JameBtown Exposl? tlon. Thoy requested the Rooklngham Reprosentatlves tq use tholr Influonv'o toward dofear,lng the blll, -P, L. Yates, of the , stock flrm of p, L, Vates & Son, who was ser|ously Inr \jurad 'Saturday evenlng, ls Bomewliat lmproved to-nlght. Mr. Yatotf was caught between a movlng cor and a post on the cattle peps near hore. Hls rlght arm was fructurod |n two places and the leaders ln his Flght le* torn i TO RETURN Mrs. Andrews ls Heard front at Memphls. MISS ELLYSdN IS QUEEN The Brandon Qoea lo the Shlpyard for Repalrs?The Torpedo Boat Dea* ' troyer Oomea to Newport News '' for Coal?Courta ln Sesslon. (flpocltl to Tba Tlmoi'Dlspntch.) NEWPORT NEWS, VA., ? Aprll 6.-A telogram was rocelyed horo from Mem? phls, Tenn., to-day statlng that Mrs. Lllllo B, Androws, -tho seVenteon-ycar old wlfo to J, T. Androws, of thls olty, was In Memphls and hud ubsoiutoly l? fused to roturn to her husband, " Mrs. Androws dlsdppoared from' tha clty Friday, and tho pollco learned that sho bought a tlckot for Memphls, Tenn,, and loft hero on tho Chesapeake ond Ohlo traln for Rlchmond. Androws, who Is a shlp carpoutcr, nnd ls employeil at the shlpyard, roportod tho loss of his wlfo to tho pollco und atatcd that Bhe too* $76 of his monoy away wlth hor. Ho wantod tho chargo of grand larceny, brought agalnst his wlfe In order to have hor brought'back. \ Tho pollco '.ln formed hlm that n, wlfe could r.ot sloal from her husband; that what bolonged to hlm also bolonged to hor. Androws' thon loft tho pollce station and as far as citn bo ledrnod, has mado no effort to locate tbo glrl. Tho tole gram rocolved to-dny was from a Mem? phls newspaper to n local paper, VERY YOUTHFUL. Mrs. Andrews waB formorly MIbb Llllle Marablo, a'popular young glrl. Sho,mar rlod Andrews when sho waa only fourtocn years old, nnd it is said that their do mcstlo aftalrs have'''hot beon progresslng vory smoothly for somo timoi No ono knowp why tho glrl went to Momphla or who she Is staylng wlth thoro. Tho contost for queen on tho mllltary and flremon's carnlval onded to-day by Mlss Maxlo Doylc withdrawlng from tho contost. Mlssos Ellyson and Doylo were tho only candldatcs who had' not wlthdrawn. Saturday MIbb Ellyson'8 voto ran up to nearly doublo that of hor op ponont'B and tho latter wlthdrow from tho race to-day. BRANDON TO BE REPAIRED. Tho Old Domlnlon steamor Brandon wont to tho shlpyard to-day, for repalrs and paintlng. Tho torpedo boat dostroyor Chauncey arrlved horo to-day and wont to the xioal dock to load bunkor coal. Tho Brltlsh stcamshlp St. Dunstnn, Cap? taln Fortay, nrrlved horo to-day' from Portland, to load a gonoral cargo for Antwerp. Tho St. Dunstan will. replace the St. Enoch, -.whlch wns recently >gold. Both tho Clrcult and Corporatlon Courta adjourned to-dny for the term. ? Hugh Nolson, an old whlto man from New York, who has been working thls clty ns a travellng salesman, was arrsst ed to-day on the chargo of obtalnlng money," under. falso pretonaos. Ho will be trfod to-morrow. ... REVENUE OFFICERS SHOT Badly Crushed by a Rock and Leg Atv pulated. (Specinl to Tba Tlmu-Dliptteti,) OLADESBORO, VA., Aprll 0.?Mr. En by Wlllls, of near thls place, whlle as work In tho'mlncs, was so badly mashe< by a rock falllng on hlm that sam? thoucht ho could not rocover. The sur-; geons amputated one of hla logs,, andj lt Ib thought now he wlll rocovor, j Deputy Marshals Chlldrcss and Cooh . ran mado a rald on a moonshlne stlll* a fow days slnce. They found a barrefj of llquor and a stlll. but tho prbprlotor' sklpped out, and as l!e left tho place he opened flre on the deputy marshals, lilttlng both wlth soveral shot, but thet.' wounds aro only sllght, and thoy will soon recover. Mrs. Mary A. Marshall became vlo lently insano a fow dayB slnco, She ia lij a very deplornblo condltlon. Mr. A. J. Wlllls. who was out ln the lung wlth a knlfo _,by a negro somo months ago, and who" people thought wM getting woll, ls getting worse. Hls ca<4 Is a bad ono. Tho small-grain crops are looklng better horo than usunl thls sprlhg. Mr. N. Bowman. an old soldler of tho Confedorucy, ls very slck and not ox pectcd lo llvo many dnys, Mr, J. N. Smlth, also an old soldler, is very low. Mr. John Marshall, who Is nlnoty yours old. can do as. much work In a day ns most young men. Mr. Marshall can re? member' when thls county was most all In tho orlglnal forest, nnd when bears, wolvos and pnnthers wero plentlful heiav WERE NOT DROWNED The Three Men Were Rescued and Were Nearly Frozen. (Spcclnl to Tbo Tlmes-Hlapatcb.) VfARSAW, VA., Aprll C?Jott Brann, Warren Brann and Thomas Wllson, who wero thought to havo beon drowned ln the Potomao Rlver ln a heavy gale by tho capslsdng of thelr boat on Saturday mornlng last, woro not drownod as re? ported, They wero rescued about threrf hours affSf the accldent, pnd wero taken to Salnt George's Island, In Maryland, Thoy wero nearly frozen. Tho young mon rcaohed tholr homos ln Northum berland late yesterday. _____?e A Shooting Affray. (Bppcial to Tbo Tlmos-Plsiintcb,) BRrSTOli, VA., Aprll O.-.lumey Carter, asslstant depot agent at tho VIrglnla and. Southwostern Rallway depot at Elltsa bothton, was shot by Fred.' Boyd, a young man, on Saturday nlght, ns the rosult of a dlspute. about a frelght clalm, .The men had not boon aimrrollng but a short timo, when Boyd pullod a rovolvor from hls coat and flred upon Carter, ' The ball enterad Carter's leg near tlie groln, barely ihlssln'ii a largo veln. Boyd.w'as placed uhder nrrost and gave bond for hfs appearanco for trlal. mm If you need ? medlolno to tone np tho eystem, purify tho Wood, or strohttthen tho stomnch we urgo you to iry tho Bltttors. ft mvtr falla, It also ourea Nausea, Inuigeatlon, Pyspepsla, Billousnrsa l.a flrlppe and A'uiai iu, Try ?*.