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A CLUE TO LUNA JOYNER
Chief Vellines Has a Letter Describing
aVNhite Child in Hands of Negro
Woman?Relatives of Johnn.e
Dey Fighting Hard for Him.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.).
NORFOLK. VA., Oct. 27.-Both Trehy
nen Dey men asserted to-day that they
lid not believe. Chairman Dey was 111
earnest last night when he oftarcl to
resign if the one lonely Trehy man would
leave the City Committee. W, H. Tay?
lor, the Trehy man In question, declared
to-day thai he did not propose to gWe
Mr. Dey an opportunity to gei him off
.ind put In one of his men. If. however.
Mr. Bruce Simmons were made chuirmai)
to succeed Dey, lie said he would resign.
Rcu\ Arnold Hall, pastor of ParK 1'n.e
Presbyterian Cliurcli, will to-morrow mur
ry M.S3 Ellen Corprcw, daughter of a
Richmond salesman. Their mir.-tagc will
Sam Henderson the only man In Nor?
folk known to bo able to Identify John
Allen, colored, wanted here for the mur?
der of his sweet heart, has been sent,to
Greensboro to identify, if ponsiblc, the
man- held there on suspicion.
MAY BE LUNA JOYNER.
Chief of Police Vellines has received
_ letter which may be the means of lo?
cating little Luna Joyner. whose mother
recently died of grief after all efforts to
find the missing child had failed. The
chief's correspondent declares that a
negro woman living In her neighborhood
has a white child, tallying with the de
?crlpt)on of Luna Joyner. The. negress
-lairos that she took the child out of
in almshouse. The tale is regarded as t
-lighly Improbable. Chief Vellines will not j
:ntlmate whence his Information came. |
INVITE NEWSPAPER MEN.
A special committee from the Board of
rrade and Business Men's Association ;
was sent to Washington to-night to in- I
rite the Wisconsin Press Association now j
\n Washington, to include Norfolk in its .
The maternal relatives of little Johnnie
C)ey, charged with poisoning his step
mother, arc working hard In his behalf.
pending the trial to-morrow. They will
right.the admission of Mayor Rlddhk's |
testimony ns to Johnnie's confession lo .
aim In the presence of his father. Except j
for this, they contend, there Is no evl
? -lence of murder.
Captain J. L. Cherry, of the tug Res
rue, of Philadelphia, reports the founder?
ing last Saturday of her tow, the nargo
General Webster, near Wolf Trap Light.
All the crew were sa.red.
TWO CHILDREN BURNED
Consumed in Upper Story of Colored
H^m 3 in Louif a.
fSpecial to The Times-Dispatch.).
HOLLADAY, VA., Oct. 27.?The dwell?
ing house of Albert Coleman, colored,
near Brian, in Louisa county, was burned
tarty last night, and two of his younger
children who were sleeping upstairs were
consumed in the flames.
Albert Coleman, the father, and his old?
est son. are at work in West Virginia,
?-lth Boxley Brothers, railroad contrac?
tors, and only the mother and younger
.-hlldren were at home.
Rev. Harrison White, colored, reached
ihe fire In time to be of assistance to the
family, but too lato to Rtop the spr_iid
of the fire- Unfortunately he know n'n
thing of tho fact that tho two children
were upstairs, and had great difficulty in
keeping those ho saw out of danger in
their efforts to save their household
A LOST SON
Information Wanted by a Mother in
- (Special to Tho Ttmos-Dlspatch.l.
GLADESBORO, VA., Oct. *.'7.?E. G.
Sowers, whose parents reside at this
rilace, left this county about twelve years
ago, he being then about eighteen yours
old. He bus not bee nlieard from for about I
When last heard from he was In West
Virginia. His mother Is very anxious to
hear from him, and is almost heart?
broken about him, and wishes The Times
Dispatch and Its many readers to glvo
any Information they can of his where
abouts, whether dead or ulive.. They will
be liberally rewarded] Mrs. Sowers' ad?
dress Is: Mrs. Mary A. Sowers, Glades
boro, Carroll county, Va.
CHILD FATALLY BURNED
Frozen Ground in Carroll County?Pog
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.).
I GLADESBORO, VA., Oct. 27.?A two
I year-old boy of Mr. Walter Montgomery
I fell In the fire a few days since, aud wtis
so badly burned that he (lied Saturday
The little fellow suffered terribly for thr.-o
? nr four days until death relieved him.
t The weather it-, cold enough hern to
i form considerable ice, the ground Is hard
. frozen In places, nnd fire* are a no. >-?,.
c Both Democrat- and Hepul.lrans are
* fighting hard t oelect men here next
i month. It If thought by good judges tnnt
C Carroll county will gn Democratic by a
f small majority.
, Mrs. John Marshall was broilght home
from tho asylum at Marlon a few days
since, apparently In Jn-r right mind, but
since arriving at Home her condition
se.-ms to be worse than ever.
HUNTING A DEREUCT
Another Tender t j the Old Ship Frank
(Special to The Tlrno
NORFOLK, VA., Oct 27
yard tug Herculeit Is to-daj
tne ocean off Cape Hatteras t
llct, reported to the Navy Dep
a menace to navigation, it i
the hulk of one of the harge?
j-fCfer.t severe coast -torin. j<
the Hercules it will hi deal
The converted yacht Yanktot.
he-re as an a.'ldlt.ional tend, r tv the Frank"
Itn. The l.'.Ou men aboard requlrt f..r
their training the inin.?*r Amphftrlto, the
yttohts S^ren and Restless, and now .),.
.?--.? j,:' 1 0 . ha_ been ordered here
Tt.e Abaienda, the now repair ship \>iu
foori be commissioned at this ?---.:. 1. Sev?
enty-three men, who may i-e assigned t.
her. arrived at li-- yard to-daj
The training hhij Buffalo la n. I!amp.
J_>n Ko.-jds to-day.
f.r a dert
lost lu iho
A BIG WINNER
Is the Well-Known Kcus* of
WALTER D. HOSES
03 L Broad Street,
you wish to
get tho bost
of any kind of Musical Instru?
ments, come to us. Our aim is
to secure the control for the
sale of the very best, and serve
you with full confidence by
buying from us.
Look at Them.
All the above represent the
world's best in their line, and
we are the
Sole Agen's for Them.
This week we offer some
slightly used Pianos, just as
good as now. You can save in
some ca.es $50.00; in others,
over $100.00. Look them over.
Correspondence Attended To Promptly.
AT CHASE CITY
Ten or More Frame Buildings
in Old Part of the. Town
(Special to Tho Tlmes-DIspatch.).
CHASE CITY, VA., Oct. .7.-A dis?
astrous fir.! occurred hero at -l A. M. The
estimated losses are: n. :,. Roberts &
Son?, buildings nnd stock, $7,000. insur?
ance .?3,t)00', 11 uglies & Davis, loss ,$-V?j, no
Insurance; Tlsdrile's estate, $2,000, iimur
anco $1,000; C. S. Watson, $:>?. no Insur
nnco; Tom Geo, $1(0, no Insurance; Mrs,
E. F, Harry, building;, $1,500, Insurances
$1,000; Mrs. E. V. Coleman, warehouse $'^,
00n, Insurance $1,000: Mrs. S. J. Hag?
gle $750, no insurance; Pruden & l-lutch
oson, damage to stock $.1,000, fully In?
sured; Qgburn & Bro? stock $5,000, no In?
surance; Gregory's storo, damaged $_".0.
fully Insured. Other losses aro about $oO".,
no insurance. All were frame bulbilhk"
nnd fire spread rapidly. No possible
chance to arrest the flumes. Ogburn't*
store and Watson's bakery were adjoining
and reports conflict ns to which building
tho the originated in or the catip.-. To?
tal loss will reach $2-|,Opo and Insurance
$10,000. It w.-.s the old part of the town
and this Is tho second time n. large pro?
portion has boon burned out. This flro
practically oleai.od it up.
A Finn Hoes".
(flppclal to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
MATHEWS, VA? Oct. 27.?The star
pqrformor of the recent fair and race
meeting here was the magnificent stal?
lion. S. K. llorlworth, by liedworth. which,
thoin-'h green and comparatively un?
trained, wiik driven by bis owner. H. B.
Kubank. of Dunnsvlllo, Vn., to a re'.orr]
of ";i'0 ,M In th.- fecond heat of a win?
ning race, doing the last quartet- In SI
At the conclusion of the race S. K. Bed
worth wns purchased by a party of
Mathews horsemen, who will campaign
him next season.
Captiin Leutz^ T k?. a Jaunt.
(By Associated Pre?.)
NEWPOHT NEWS VA.. Oct. '.'7.?Cap?
tain LeuU't, "f the n?w battleship Maine,
loft here this niurnin,; for Washington, to
I. gone govern! "lay:.. 1'be Mnlnn In un
dor ..id"!' to --..i tor Toir.i'KlnsvlUe, j;_w
)..rk, next Saturday.
Contrary to expectations, the men have
not been granted si.ore liberty hero this
time, notwithstanding tho fact that th<-y
v,ere paid off several days ago.
Tel ph n* Francises.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-DIspatch.)
liOYKlNS. VA., Oct. _7.-A called meet
Ing of the Tumh Council has been held
to grant a franchise to hotii Mr. Terrell,
who was here In tb.e Interest of tho South?
ern H.-I1 Telephone Company, and Mr,
McAlm??, wl*0 represents the Atlantic
(..an Telephone Company. Mr. J. ],, M,-_
]..? more, of Suffolk. Va., ran..- u], (o
represent the ",w" "f Boykjns In this im?
Des1! ler Arrest'-cl t Horn",
fSpe-lal to The Tlmes-Dlnpat.-li )
STAUNTON. VA., Oct. 27?Harry Moy
<r. a desert*.' f'om (lie in r.-l yi tes army
.u port Washington, was arrested hero
to-day, ami Is fT_A' ii. Jail awaiting ar?
rival of ,.r otfeer 10 t-ke hini bach If.
?? hjx old ota.nton bey.
Mayor Moss Prohibits Throw
Inq Balls and Confetti.
THE CITY IN HOLIDAY GARB
Newport News Polir.2 Sergeants in Uni
forms PatUrned After Regular
Army Officers' Uniform- Yacht
Alemeda Still in Port.
(Special to Tho Tlmos-Dlspntch.)
NEWPORT XE\vs*. VA , October 27.?
The vanguard of the Confederate Vet?
erans. Sons of Veterans, sponsors and
maids of honor arrived In the city to-day.
and tho members of the local Confederate
organizations are. rushing tho final ar?
rangements for the Grand Camp reunion
to completion; The first session of tho
Grand Camp will be held at noon to?
morrow, and It Is expected that by that
time nearly all of the visitors will have
The merchants and buslnesF men have
been decorating to-day, and the city will
bo in holiday garb by to-morrow morn?
ing. This morning at 10 o'clock tho head?
quarters were opened at the Hotel War?
wick, and a clerk, who will be on hand
constantly during the next three clays,
was put In charge.
STOP YOUR FOOLIN'.
Mayor Moss Issued a proclamation to?
day prohibiting the throwing of confetti
anil rubber balls and the knocking off of
lint* with sticks during the reunion. The
proclamation Instructs the chief of police
to see that all offenders are arrested and
The Reception Committee began meet?
ing trains and boats this morning, and as
the visitors arrive they aro taken to
headquarters, where they are given any
information they may desire in regard
to hotels, boarding houses or private
homes. All of the State and district spon?
sors and maids of honor have been placed
with private families.
NEW POLICE UNIFORMS.
Tho monthly police Inspection was held
this afternoon, a.nd the medal for the neat?
est officer was awarded to Officer Jake
Morrison. The sergeants appeared for
the first time in theii new uniforms, which
aro patterned after tho regular army offi?
Henry Bird Hete, a machinist at the
shipyard, and Miss Elizabeth Margaret
Evans were married here to-day.
Tho yacht Alameda. Is still hero, and
will probably not start for Richmond un?
til after the reunion. Ex-Senator Cam?
eron and his party have not yet arrived
Judge Farrar Supervises Stamping of
ballots?Vaden Case Next Week.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-DIspatch.)
CHESTERFIELD, VA., Oct. 27.-The
County Electoral Board, composed of
Captam Wm. A. Blahkenshlp, Sulwyn
Hancock and A. M. Cheatham, met here
to-day and In the presence of Judge 8.
E. Farrar, of Amelia, counted und stamp?
ed tho ballots for tho election next Tues?
Tho ballots will be distributed to tho
elect'on Judges by Captain Rlankensnip.
Judge Farrar held the last term of the
County Court herg and has been desig?
nated by the.Governor to hold the Novem?
ber term, beginning on the nth and ho
was therefore considered the proper per?
son in whose presence the ballots .should
bo prepared. Th-ere was considerable
doubt in some of" the thinking minds ns
.to whether under the statute a judge
appointed from one term to another would
bo eligible for this service and the mat?
ter was brought to tho attention of the
attorney-general for m? rilling some weeks
ago, that the election, might bo In no
way invalidated. An opinion tavorab'o
to Judge Farnir's sitting was rendered.
The venire for the trial of Walter. Va?
den, who Is under Indictment for murder
will not be teemed until next Monday
that the order may come Btrletly within
next term's- proceedings. The "Vaden
case will begin on Tuesday and may
lust several days.
Or. J. 1'. Gilliam will begin his circuit
around the six magisterial districts for
collection of 1903 taxes. November nth,
his first sitting to be In Clover Hill D s
trlct at Goode'a storo and the last, bcgln
I nitig November 21st to bo at Jones &
| Clement's storo, Manchester District.
| Mrs. Archer Cheatham Is on a visit to
I her parents at West Point.
Marriage, licenses was Issued to-day to
I Mr Uncus E. Webb and Miss Helen G.
I S'ms, daughter of Dr. L. A. Sims, of
| Bklnquarter. _
SHIPPING FINE CATTLE
Heavy Apple Crop and Lack of Barrels
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.).
DUBLIN, VA., Oct. 27.?.Straight for the
London market by way of Philadelphia,
It. 11. fllindy Is shipping for W. L. Still
son, from this place, nine car-loads, 169
cattle; from Radford, two car-loads, 31
cattle! and front Augusta county, six car?
loads, 101 cattle; total 294 cattle, lu b?.ell.
leen cars. The average weight is 1,475
pounds, and they are in the finest condi?
Tho continued low prices are had for
those Who helil for a rise and a few
are still doggedly holding on in hope of
better prices later.
Many car-loads of apples aro being
shipped at satisfactory price., nnd thou?
sands of bushels of wind-falls aro rotllng
for luck of evaporators, A largo amount
of elder has boon made, but tho supply
of empty barrels ha srun short and this
method of disposing of the surplus con?
sequently, Is unavailing. All the stores
havo run out of stoun jars, supplying
tho demand for apple butler holders.
Your correspondent Is still eating to?
matoes from unprotected vines In his
otn.-l.i.H KM IIP- IO.I1 MIOIIIUIQ 111 lull
liruton Dlstrlct-rW. W. Hull. George
V.-aklc. John Parker, Judges, and D. A.
Powers, W, L. Seli.-ixR, i-leiks.
Nelson District -W, 1'- COOK, T. V. Clmn.
enls and Hon. A- O. Mauck, judges;
George E. Aryan ami \V. M- '"rooks,
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f Using is fully attested by
? the ''thousands of dollars''
4 spent annually by us in J
X printers' ink, advertising in f
X more papers than perhaps 4
? any hvo furniture houses 4
t south of Mason and Dixon's J
1 line. That it lias paid us T
J. handsomely, our steady }
4 growth, our enlarged stores, 4
4 our greatly increased stock, +
X not only in quantity, but T
f quality, we feel has fully 4
4 justified the outlay. Our I
X weekly pay-roll embraces 1
I nearly twoscorc of experi- X
4 enced men in the several de- 4
? partments. Our stock ,is X
I thoughtfully and carefully I
T bought; a uniform profit is +
4 placed on each and every ?
4 article. We have but one 4
4 price to give any customer; I
T we allow a liberal discount T
T for cash;'we never misrep- 4
4 resent any article to make 4
X a. sale, hence X
: OUR REPUTATION AS A X
I STRICTLY |
l RELIABLE HOUSE. X
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f the above facts we could. 4
T not help a generous, appre- 4
4 ciative and confiding public -??
4 building for us a REPUTA-.}
X TION of which we feel T
f justly proud. Just here a 4
4 word to the. wise: This week 4
4 ..a lady from Manchester I
X called to price furniture for 4
4 a bedroom. While going 4
4 through our stock she re- 4
X marked to our salesman X
X that "She had been advised X
4 _t another furniture store
4 not to come to us, as -we
4 were the highest priced peo
X pie in Richmond:-that we.
X had made'-a REPUTATION
4 and were now robbing the
X public on it," &c, &c. How- X
X ever, "this much-advised 1
T lady" gave us her order for j
4 5158.15 and remarked, "She 4
f found our price ?> were more 4
X reasonable and our stock dou- 4
4 bly as large and attractive 4
4 as any she had looked over." 4
X Now, while we feel sure.our.X
X furniture friends -generally T
? would not countenance this 4
4 method of competition, we 4
+. simply have to draw the I
T conclusion that our REPU- T
4 TATION and business sue- 4
-?? cess is pinching someone's 4
t sales, and beg to add, we i
X find this "free advertising" X
is very helpful to our busi
4 ness and far less expensive 4
1 than any .idvertising rates +
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4 from the newspapers of the
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DIES OF TYPHOID
Heavy Frost at Chester?Run?
away Boys Not Heard
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
CHESTER, VA., Oct. _7.?Mrs. W. A.
Barwager, who had boon 111 with typhoid
fever tor nearly eight weeks, (Mod licru
aliout 6 o'clock this morning'. She was a
daughter of Mr. X. H. Perdue, a mer?
chant and lumber deaJor of Beach, this
eouuty. She leaves a husband and five
little children, the. youngest about ten
months old. ?
Her little eon, about flvo years old,
was sick all the while of nor Illness with
the same dlneaso. Ho la now convalescing
and on tho road to health again. Mrs.
Barwager's remains win be taken to
"Second Branch" Baptist Church from
this point Thursday morning, and the
funor.il sorvleen will be held at that
church, whore also tihe will bo burled In
tho cemetery there,
Mr. Barwilgor is In tho employment of
tho Richmond, and Petersburg Electrlo
Railroad. Rev, P. n. Price, of Richmond,
and Ke.v. T. J. Nettles will be requested
to conduct the funeral exerclsoa.
Miss Mabel Robertson, though still quite
nick, Is thought to im slightly Improving.
A heavy front, with some Ice, this morn?
ing has withered all fall vegetation, and
people are very busy now harvesting tho
potato crop, which Is abundant.
Not hints so far lias been hoard of Rob?
ert Cogblll and John Huber. two of tho
boy_ who suddenly disappeared from Uils
plnce last Wednes.iiy night- Jack Duval
and Mr. Cousins did not attempt to leave
with the others, and Jack Duval Is back
at his father's again.
Rev. Robert P-udd passed through the
village Monday on his way to SklliquaJter
trom ,pre_ohlrig Sunday it Enoa Church.
Georgia and Alabama Desire
VETERANS* SPECIAL TRAIN
Entirely New Machinery Bing Installedo
In the Swift Creek Cotton Mills.
Thomas Jefferson Clark to
Colebrate.His 85th Birthday.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
PETERSBURG,' VA., uct. _',.?t^aoli day
brings additional news of contemplated
ilslts of veterans to Petersburg on tho
6th of November to take part In tho oxor
clscs Incidental to the Crater reunion In
this city on that day. A telegram was
received to-day to tho of feet that Wright's
Georgia brigade and Saunders' Alabama
brigade would llko to bo present on the
occasion, as each of thcao brigades was
n, member of Mahono's division and took
part in tho fight. Thus the Indications
are that even- a larger crowd still than
was anticipated a few days ago will be
In Petersburg Friday week.
At the meeting of the gcnoral commit?
ted oh arrangements last evening $-50
was subscribed. Several merchants were
seen to-day, and many have liberally -ent
In voluntary contributions, to bo used
In defraying tho/expenses necessarily In?
cidental to an occasion of this character.
The Ladles' Memorial Association of
Petersburg will Issue under their auspices
a souvenir book of Petersburg, with a
sketch of thu city and views of historic
places around Petersburg. One of the
featuies will be pictures of tho military
In lino and In the sham battle at tho
Crater Friday week. The association
?hopes to have thjse books ready by tho
middle of Decembor.
Through Mr. Homer Atkinson and other
active veterans In Petersburg, the Sea?
board Air Line Railway will run a spe?
cial train from this city to Newport Now*
Thursday, leaving Petersburg quarter-past
7 o'clock in the morrilng and leaving
Newport News'at 8 o'clock that evening.
The fare for the round trip Is only $2.
There is considrabl interest among the
veterans In Petersburg In the occasion,
and also among the younger people, as
Petersburg will have five sponsors and
maids of honor to take part In the New
pot News celebraUon. It is expee.tcd
that quite a largo crowd will go from
Petersburg on that day.
If crops In all counties of the peanut
district are short to the extent of tho
crops In Chesterfield county, it is hardly
probable that more than a half or two
thirds of a crop will be made. A farmer
In Chesterfield, who had 250 shocks In
his fields last year, planted three times
as much land this year, and has one-third
fewer shocks. Another farmer who had
600 shocks, planted double the crop tlris
vear, and had one-fifth less than last
NEW COTTON MACHINERY.
The Chesterfield Manufacturing Cqm
panv, the owners of the Swift Creek
Cotton Mills, are removing all the old
machlnerv arid Installing new machinery
nt their plant. The buildings In the vil?
lage are to bo remodeled and Improved
and new cottages built. Mr. H. L. Holden
Is superintendent, and Is an coorlcncod
and practical man.
Mr. . David Blandford, an old citizen
of Petersburg, passed through this city
last night on bis way from Blueflcld.
W. Va., to Newport News, where the
surviving members of the family will
have a reunion Thursday. Mr. Blandford
on this occasion will meet one of his
brothers, whom he has not seen since
Mr. Thomas Jefferson Clark, who Is
said to be the only surviving son of a
Revolutionary soldier In this State, will
ceiebrato his eighty-fifth birthday to?
The Electoral Board was engaged to?
day stamping ballots to be used In elec?
tion of November 3d. Tho board Is com
posod of Messrs. ID T. Weddell, N. T.
Bllck and Dr. William Shlppon.
There will be no appeal In the Levy
' Williams case, In which the Jury re?
turned a verdict of $.".00 damages against
the defendant lust week. The case wi_i
... ELECTION EXPENSES.
MY.' John Watson, the legislative candi?
date at. tho late primary hold In this
city,' has filed with the cle.rk of tho court
a stateme.nt--of his expenses. They wero
sworn to and nre aH follows: Entrance
fee, $.10; newspaper advertising, $5.50;
nrintin'g 1,700 cards, $S; three memoran?
dum books, 30 cents; postal cards, $18.-0;
total, $82.30?less tho rebate of $16.07,
which was returned to him by the city
Probably no company of Its kind ever
met with as groat success as the com?
pany which presented "Looping tho
Loon" at tho Academy of Music last ovo
A very delightful programme has boon
nrranged for the Pythian memorial'Ser?
vice to he held next Sunday afternoon
nt the Academy of Music. Admission
?will be by tickets. Mr. Gcorgo C. Cabell.
Jr., of Norfolk, the head of the Pythian
order In the State, a prominent Mason,
nnd one of tho. most polished orators
In Virginia, will deliver the eulogy. on
Mr. Met- and Mr. IT. H. Zimmerman,
of Atlantic CJty, N. J., are guests in
the home of Mr. Charles Carter, In Pe?
tersburg. These gentlemen loft Wilming?
ton, Del., yesterday morning at 7 o'clock
In their automobile, and reachod Peters?
burg this afternoon shortly nftor _
o'clock?about three hours after the ar?
rival of a letter mailed by them as thoy
were leaving Wilmington. They will
spend about two weeks In Petersburg
nnd vicinity hunting.
A SCHOOL WRANO.LB
Object to Children Who Have Small
Amount of Indian Blood.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.).
PETERSBURG. VA., Oct. 27.?The fol?
lowing report of a highly interesting lo?
cal wrangle. Involving tho reputation of
a family, has Just been considered by
the Board of School Trustoes In Namo
sslne District, Dinwiddle county. Tho fol?
lowing Is practically an official report of
At a meeting of the full board October
13th, W. J. Bovlll. chairman; 8, T. Oe
row, clerk, and W P. Spain, president
Messrs. William S- Harmon, Robert Tuck?
er George S. Sheffield, Junius Spain and
Winkle Spain, appearing personally, eu
teied formal objection to the aItendanco
of tho four children of Benjamin I<\ Dub
noy at School No. ;;a, in Nainozlne Dis?
trict and moved that the board dismiss
tbo children of Dabney from School No.
23 and order them to attend School Ni>.
10 In the district. Both of theif. .schools
are white schools.
Benjamin K Dabney, father of the chil?
dren was present In person, and watt
represented by counsel?Jbiiu-s M. QuickC
r,rhe board heard, In support of the ob
jeotlon and motion, tho toatiraony. of the.
covers 125 acres
60 city blocks.
yf\ PW Capacity:
Brew House?6,000 Barrels Daily.
Bottling Works?700,000 Bottles Daily.
Ice & Refrigerating Plants?3,300 Tons Daily.
Malt Houses?5,000 Bushels Daily.
Storage Elevators?1,250,000 Bushels.
Stock Houses?425,000 Barrels. ,
Steam Power Plant?7,750 Horse Power.
Electric Light & Power Plant?4,000 Horse Power.
Employs 5,000 People.
Largest Brewery in the World
Orders promptly filled by
JOS. STUMPF. Manager Anhnuscr-Busch Branch, Richmond, Va,_
"The Staff of Life,"
in one of its agreeablo forms is a
loaf of French bread such as leaves
our ovens daily many times multi?
plied. Every one who lias once tried
our sort of French bread comes
around for more. Pretty good proof,
isn't it, of its excellence? Ask for
BROMM'S French Bread.
516 E. Marshall Street.
several gentlemen above mentioned, which
was In substance as follows:
HALF MILE FURTHER,
That (school No. 23 Is the school nearest
to the residences of tho majority of wit?
nesses; that sChool No. 23 and school No.
16 are about equl-dlstant from the. resi?
dences of tho others of said witnesses;
that Benjamin F. Dabney resides about
one-half mile from school No. 23. from
one. and a half to two mdes distant from
school No. 16; that No. 23 Is the nearest
and most convenient to Dubney's resi?
dence; that the present school year Is the
first year that Dabney's children have
attended school No. 23; that Dabney has
for several yeais prior to the present year
sent his children to No. 16. and that the
patrons of school No. 16 do not object to
tho attendance of the children of Dabney
at that school.
Furthermore, It was testitied that th*
several witnesses above named aro the
parents or guardians of about fifteen chll- i
dren who are entitled, by reason of pro
lmitv. to attend and whom they desire
to attend school No. 23; that said wit?
nesses will not send their children to No
23 If tho chlld.cn of Dabney bo allowed
to attend tho same school; that a con?
siderable majority of the children who
nre entitled to attend and ought, under
tho law, to attend said school, will not ho
allowed by their parents and guardians
to attend If tho children of Dabney at?
tend the same school; that the behavior,
demeanor and conduct of tho children of
said Dabney are, unexceptionable-; that
personam- the witnesses have no objec?
tion to Dabney or his children.
. COMMON TADK.
Furthermore, It was testified that the
only objection tho witnesses have to Dab?
ney and his childien and to the attend?
ance of tho latter at school No. 23 is, the.
reputation' they have in tho neighborhood
In which they live to the effect that
there Is an admixture of negro blood In
tho veins of Dabney and his children;
that witnesses do not know and cannot
procure evidence to prove that such Is
tho case; that the belief of witnesses that
Dabney and his children have an admix?
ture of negro blood In them Is based
solely- upon the general reputation in tho
neighborhood in which Dabney lives;
that said general reputation Is to the ef?
fect that the great-grandmother of Dub
nev had in her veins an admixture of
negro blood, the refutation not fixing tho
Benjamin F. Dabney testified substan?
tially to the facts as above, except In
the following particulars: That ho Is
aware that ho and his family bear among
soma of the people, but not all In his
neighborhood, a reputation of having an
admixture of negro blood In them; that
this reputation given to him and his chil?
dren Is without foundation, In fact; that
there Is not and never has been any ad?
mixture whatever of negro blond In him.
or In his children, or in any of his ances?
tors; that he und his wife, his father and
his mother and his grandfathers and
grandmothers are and were wholly whlto
under the laws of Virginia; that the only
admixture of blood other than white or
Caucasian In him or his childien descends
from his great-grandmother, Bettlo Walk?
er who was three-fourths while, or Cau?
casian nnd one-fourth Indian; that since
the time, of his greatgnindtnothcr there
has been no further admixture of any
blood other than white, or Caucasian, In
his famllv, nnd that sixty-three sixty
fourths of the blood of his children Is
whlto or Caucasian, the. remaining one
sixty-fourth being Indian blood.
KNEW THE GRANDMOTHER.
Counsel for Benjamin F. Dabney stated
that Joseph N- Brooks, of Church Road.
Dlnwiddio county, was prevented by slCK
ness from testifying before the board; und
that If present, be would corroborate the
testimony of Dabney, as above given, as
to IIs famllv history; that he would tes
ffy that he" (Brooks) knew Bottle Walk?
er the great-grandmother of Dabney.
and Is well acquainted with the fam y
lilstorv of Online/; that Hettlo Walk -i
was -nr.--fourthHy white und one-fourth
Indian; that since the time of BettW
walker there lins not been In Dabney a
family any admixture of blood other than
white and that the blood of Dabney s
chldre. is sixty-three sixty-fourths
white or Caucasian, and one sixty-fourth
lUU 'w-'ngreed by the board that llrooks
would testify asJ^^^i^A'
Mt'ST CHANGE SCHOOL,.
Tho boa d, utter full consideration of
??!??!?_,&? '? WB &m
fflnlSn ...?. ..?h,SS'v''",:i .otoV i
_SfM?_S4' #>S? ste? ,f 8
WW?m this order counsel for D&bjW
lenlaninF. Dabney Is a very worthy
,i.?S_S of nnvldnle who has always
stooTwel. inMho estimation of tho poo
Pi"' _ -
Fatally Gored by a ^ull.
(Special to The T'l?es-Dls^t^')'u,n
Ki>5i'i"iK VA Oct. 27.?Mr. T. M. Wll
so^ th,'l? lo rope an OX last Wed.
n??a_y wus severely goied In the U<-e.
, ' nlte of the best medical attention, he
died from 'tne effects of the wounds Sunv
lay Mr Wilson was one of the most
e ergetlr citizens of King and Queen
c?untv and will bo very much missed.
He leaves a widow and five children, the
olftejt 13 years of ag*.
NOW IS THE TIME TO PLANT
I iliac Crocus and
Lined, other Spring
We carry a full and complete stock at
each one of our stores. Get our Fall Cat?
alogue, giving full Information.
WOOD'S SEED STORES
12 SOUTH 14TH ST., NEAR MAIN.
COR. SIXTH AND MARSHALL STS.
1707 EAST FRANKLIN STREET.
Big Aleeting In the Casino at
COL. CABELL THE SPEAKER
Mann Bill Should Bo Reformed so a?
to Cut Out the Bo_us Social Clubs.
General Lee Greatest Man
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. OcL 27.-Th?
first big political meeting of the sena?
torial ano legislative campaign In this
district was held nt the Casino by the
Democrats to-night. Tho principal
speaker was Colonel George C. Cabell.
Jr., of Norfolk, who delivered n. brilliant
and forceful address.
Mr. Buxon W. Holt, the candidate foi
tho Senate, and Hon. L. P. Stearnes.
candidate for re-election to tho Legis?
lature, wero also among the speakers.
Chairman Jones, of the City Commit?
tee, presided over tho meriting, and tho
chairmen of the various counties in the
district were present. Before tho meet?
ing it brass band paraded the principal
fUreets, starting In the Seventh Ward
and marching to the corner of Twenty
fourth Street, from where It escorted
the speakers to the Casino.
Congressman Jones, or the First Dis?
trict, was expected to attend the. meet?
ing, but wus unable to do so.
Colonel Cabell made nn eloquent ap?
peal to the- Democrats to rally nnd pre?
vent any possibility of defeat at the
hands of tho Republicans. "This," he
said. "Is a white tnun'ii country and
must huvo a white man's government."
_..o speaker declared that ho was pro
pared to say thai hn voted for the Mann
bill, but. thut the 1)111 should bo reformed
so as to cut out the bogus social eluhst,
which were never oontetnplateil. TIiIh
should bo demo in the ranks of the Demo?
cratic party, ho went on to say, not by
Republicans or Prohibitionists.
Before concluding the speaker re?
ferred to the reunion which begins to?
morrow, and declared thut "Tho greatest
mun that Cod In his wisdom ever put
upon ourl.li, barring none, was Robert.
Politics in tv.ecklei burg.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
BOYDTON. VA,, Oct, 27.?There is so
little opposition to the candidates nomi?
nated by tho DotnocraUo pi.mary In
Mecklenburg thai there is l.ttlo or w
Interest tu-en In politics. There are
only two Republicans in the field and
thev aro thu two colored candidates for
coinniisHione.is of the revenue In the two
districts of (he county. They w.ll got
tho entire colored vole, and pro-ably
some lew whites.
Charles M. Phillips Is opposing, as an
indenendent, W. It. Heales. tho regular
nominee Of tho primary, lor sheril't. Air,
Phillips says lie is confident of election.
The Sheiwtpod Charg s Hands.
(Special to The Tlmes-D spatch.)
NEuiuitr NluuS, VA-. Oct. i..-Th*
Sherwood Hotel on the reservation at
_'ort Monroe was to-day sold ro Attorney
K. J. Dudley, who says he bought it for
The price paid was twenty-seven thou
r-.-.ii 1. live hundred dollars. The hotel will
tconttnue u.der the same maoagemenL