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A MACHINE
THAT FLIES
Big Box Kite, Driven by Six
Propellers, Soars the Air at
Kitty Hawk.
THE JAMESTOWN MEETING
Six Congressmen Talk to thc
People of Portsmouth About
the Bix Virginia Exposition.
(Special to Tho Tlmoa-Dlspatcli.) "
NORFOLK, VA., Doc, 1S.-A successful
trlal'of a flying machine was made yOK
te'rday near Kitty Hawk, N. C, by Wllhiir
and Orvlll Wright, of Dayton, O. Tho
machine flow for threo miles In tho faco
of a wind blowing at the registered vo.
loclty of twenty-ono miles'an hour, nnd
then gracefully, descended to earth al thn
ipot selected by tho man In tho navigli
tor's car as a sultr^lc landing placo. Tlio
machine has no' balloon attachment, hut
, gets Its force from propellers worked by
a small engine.
Preparutijry to. its* flight tho machino
was placed upon a platform near Kitty
Hawk, N, C. This platform was built on a
high sand hill and when all was In rend?'
noce, the fastenings to tho machine wnro
released, and it started down an inclino.
The navigator, Wilbur Wright, then start?
ed a small gasoline engine which work-d
the propeller?. When the end of tho In?
clino was reached tho machino gradually
(iroso until lt obtained un altitude of
sixty feet. In tho face of the strong wind
blowing It malntalnod an even speed of
eight miles an hour. The Idea of the box
kite has been adhered to In the basic
formation of tho flying machino. ?' hu ko
frame work of light timbers, thirty-three
feet wide, five ' feet deop ond f|yn' foot
ncross tho top forms thc machine pro;:
This Is covered with a tough, but light
canvas. In the center, and suspended Just
below tho bottom plan Ls the small gaso
lino engine which furnishes thc motive
power for tho propelling and elevating
, wheels. Thoro are six blade propellers.
one arranged Just bolow the center of the
frame, so gauged aa to exert an upward
force when In motion, and tho other
tends horizontally to tho rear from tlio
center of the cur, furnishing the forward
impetus.
Protruding from thc center of the? oar'
la a huge fan-shaped rudder..gtypnyff?.
stretched upon a framo of woocl.'TnTa rud?
der Is controlled by the navigator? and?
may be moved to each side, raised or low-'
ered.
CONGRESSMEN SPEAK.
A party of seven congressmen arrived
In Portsmouth this morning under escort
of Hon. H. L. Maynard, of the Second
District, to speak at to-nrght's big mass
meeting in the Interest of tho ' James?
town Exposition. Tho members of tlio
party were Messrs. Griggs and Adam
son, of Georgia; Scott and Campbell, of
Kansns; Clayton, of Alabama, and Lind,
pf Minnesota. The meeting wus held in
- Iho Lyceum Theatre; Colonel ?William Ha
Stewart presiding. No subscriptions were
asked, but Interost In tho project was
fostered by the speeches of the congress,
mea. They w.3ro entertained nt the navy
yard and by the business organizations
to-day.
TALK OF ASSASSINATION.
Tho political atmosphere of Norfolk
county Is by no means clear after the
riot In Berkley ten days ago. On that
occasion violence was offered County
Clerk Alvah H. Martin, despite the pres?
ence of policemen In the station chouse
where he was talking at tha time the
mob appeared. ,?. ,-,,p,? -JgJ
It was learned last night ,that eedrcl'
service men were hereabouts, and "cu-"
rloslty was excitad as to the object, of
their visit. A rumor become .prevalent
that a big Republican politician, a friend
of tho President, had been threatened
with assass'tiation, and that his friends
In high official station had takon meas?
ures to Insure his personal safety.
Republican politicians scoffed at the
Idea of any man In Virginia needing pro?
tection from assassination for political
reasons.
Notwithstanding tho fact that these de?
nials wera emphatically rnado, the rumor
Is very persistent, and It was . tp.-day
etated that tho object of tho threat's
which rendered necessary any protection
to a politician hereabouts was none
othor than the county clerk himself.
A man who Is in position to know how
things stand G? tho county said to-day
that there may bo more in the story
than appears on Its fnco. He Intimated
that threats had been freely mado in
tho heat.of tho campaign and after tho
election, during the trouble about the
treasurer's attitude on the poll tax ques?
tion.
No Test To-day. -.
fSoec'al to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
NORFOLK, VA. Dec. IS.?No test was
macto to-day of tho Hying machine in?
vented bv Wilbur and Orville Wright Of
Dayton to spend tho holidays, and will
at Kitty Hawk, N. C, Thursday. .The
Wright brothers will leavo to-morrow for
Dayon to sound the hoi days and will
return to Kitty Hawk attor New Years
to perfect their Invention.
HANDSOME BOOKLET.
Daughters of Confederacy to Es?
tablish a Hospital.
(Special to The Tlmos-Dlspitch.')
DEXiNGTON VA., Doc. lS.-???? Mary
Custls Lee" Chapter, United Duugnieis of
the Confedo'.acy,' of Lexington, have got?
ten out a handsome booklet of nearly 50
puges, which contains pictures of places
and persons of intoi-est jp and aio.ui.il
Lexington. The front cover is Illustrated
with a half-tone of Mrs. Muiy dials Leo
wlfo of Gunernl Robert El Loe. Two
crossed Confederate Hugs ndom one cor?
ner. The publication will be sold at 5i)
cents a copy, and the proceeds will bo.
applied to tho purchase of Stonewall Jack,
son's old homo, In Lexington, which is to
bt, llttod up as a Confederato Mornoi-.ul
nosplwl.
A movemont Is on foot among tuo busi,
n?es mon or Lexington lu secure botter
mail facilities over tuo Bill timore und Ohio
Railroad, At present but ono outgoing
nnd xme Incoming train has a railway
Tostai clerk, - , ,
M-ss Pearl Virginia Boude und Mr.
Challas Jotf?ph Besonfcldiir were married
at the pursonugo of Trinity Methodist
Church yesterday morning, Rev, J. H.
Alight ofiiclailng.
Tho Virginia Military Instituto has re?
cently received several thousand dollars
irom persons who were educatoci ti.uro
oui Ing and Just following the Civil War.
to whom credit wus extended, uno conilo,
mnii paid tho bill for his brother nnd h mi?
ne! f, who wore educated at the Institute
more than thirty years ago.
FUGITIVE DEAD.
John Ward Adklns Wanted for
Twelve Years for Murder.
(Special to Tho 'Times-Dispatch?)
CHATHAM. VA., Dec, J*.?John Ward
Adl?lnu, a fugitive from justice, from
Plttsylvanla county, sln?o December,
im, dlod In Clinton, Tenu,, Tuesday. He
?win sentenced to twelve years In the
State penitentiary for murdering his un
ol?, Caleb Adklns, an eld man. While
Larrabee's
Rheumatic Liniment
Cures :
Rheumatism,
Jleuralgia,
Lumbago,
Toothache,
Backache,
Catarrh.
A good, honest, common-sense
remedy for pains and aches. A
bottle or two should be kept In
every home ready for use. It
will be found helpful at all times,
Everyday brings testimonials of
the wonderful curative power of
this famous old household remedy.
Price 25c 6, Bottle.
I-or sale by nil druggists, or will be sent
by mail on receipt of pi ice.
THE CARROLLTON CHEMICAL COMPANY.
. Baltimore, Md.
en route to the penitentiary, ho escaped
from tho officer In Danvlllo, and wub
never heard of until his death.
MRS. FLEISHER LIVES.
Ice Seventeen Inches Thick in
Highland County.
("Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
MOM HREY. VA. Dec. 18,?The rep?rt
co death ol Mre. John Flolshcr, who at?
tempted suicide, proved incorrect, though
hno linsers In. agony, and ,her, physlci.un
says she cannot recover?."'?"? "?">- ?
' Mr. John M. Koogler, ii/.tmohelor citizen
of the town, roll on the,Ice hear the town
spring a few evenings ago and sus
tairod a fracture of the shoulder.
Mi?. A. C. Suddurth, locnl photographer,
n:is just accomplished a romarkaole font
In a pen contest, hi which the d'was much
interest and many competitors. Ho suc
coortcd In writing a sentence of nine
words, forty-two letters on a postal carri
??? times, every word being distinct and
legible,
The freezing weather continues night
and day, and Ice 17 Inches thick lias boon
gathered on a pond ot still water In tho
southern ecction of the county.
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INTERESTING EVENT.
Rev. Dr. Mercer P. Logan De
curtes a Call.
(Special to The Times-D.'ipatch.)
WYTH?S'ILLE. VA.. Dec 18,-An
nouncement has been made of the ap?
proaching marriage of Miss Sue Peyton
.sent, one of the best known yuurig ladles
of vvythevlllc. to Mr, Edmond Fontaine
?droun, of Charleston, W. Va. The affair
will be solemnized at SL John's Episcopal
Church at 6 P. M., January nth. The
nrldc-elcct Is tho 'eldest daughter of Mrs.
Vlrg'nla Kent, a niece of Ex-Lieutenant
Governor Robert C. Kent, and Is highly
connected throughout tho State. Her fu?
ture hunbnnd Is a leading attorney of
'?tizarles ton.
?. Jtev. Dr. Mercer P. ?xigan has declined
, the call to become rector of Christ Epis?
copal Church, at Clarksburg, W. Va., an<|
win remain with St. John's Episcopal
Church, in W-ythevllle which he has
served for twenty-one years.
?
SHOT IN THE EYE.
A Creek That Interferes With
the Mail to be Bridged.
(Snodai to The Times-Dispatch.)
CASCADE, VA... Dec. 18.?A few days
ago Harry Rider six years old, an adopt?
ed boy of Mr. Mock Shrewsberry of
??mmaua. In Bedford county, made an
cRcrt to talco'a rifle away from Richard
.?.cade, not knowing the gun was loaded,
when the ball was discharged Into the
right eve of Rider rendering him uncon?
scious. There is little prospects of his
recovery.
? new bridge across the creek here
aetween the postoillce and the depot will
be let to contract by January 1, 1904. Tho
creek often Interfores with tho crossing
of the mail from Byrdsvllle to Cascade,
and also with two rural delivery rouiee
in* bridge is much needed.
TESTIMONY
GIVEN
FOR THE BENEFIT OF
S?FFERING HUMANITY.
HON. JOHN T. LOVING.
"After using your Piedmont Concen.
tratcd Iron and Alum Water, I feel
that It cannot bo praised too highly.
I could tell that lt was doing me jrpuoji
good after using It only a few daj's.. .1
huvo suffered considerably' from in*,
terminent attacks of Rheumatism es.
pt'C'ii'llv In the fall and winter season,
but huvo not hart a pain finco using
your Concentrateci YVntur, which un?
doubtedly prevented the reeuiTenco of
tho disease. It Is In my opinion not
only a good tonic, hut a stire blood
purifier as woll."
Our Remedy cures any Chronic Dis?
ease as well as Rheumatism. Your
money refunded if lt doesn't.
For sale by Owens and Minor Drug
Co. nnd other good druggists.
8 oz, bottles, 50c; 18 oz, bottles, ?J.
J, M. ECHOLS CO.,
LYNOHBURG, VA.
ATTRACTIVE
In every way ora tho endless variety
of handsome Christina? novelliti.- we
have meiiared for your liw,.i'ctlon. i...?
qiilulto ilosisn In FANCY SETS, -'.1 Ui
HOUS, PUHFliMfclS. AT0A1?7.E11S.
brushes, Fi.ACKa. inc. LowNinr'a
CANDY, 60c. pound. ?
POLK MILLER DRUq CO.,
No. ?Ut li. Main Street.
.ut ?.in'<iw<mii
TWO LADIES ARE
BURNED TO DEATH
Their Charred Bodies Found To?
gether in the Sitting
Room.
? '(Special to Tho Tlmes-Plspatch.)
LYNCHBURO, VA? Dec. 18,-Two aged
maiden ladles, Misses Queen and Bettlo
Hobson, were burned to death yesterday
near Naruna, In Campbell county. It
Is supposed that the clothing of ono
cought fire and that both fcrlshed In
trying to extinguish tho flames. Their
charred bodies were found In the sitting
room.
A stable, with four horses, farm .ma?
chinery and feed, belonging to V. B.
Adams, In Charlotto county, wore de?
stroyed by fire Wednesday night, Loss,
I1.2C0. No Insurance.?
ELECT CITY OFFICERS.
Upper Rappahannock Telephone
' Co. Connects With the Bell.
("Special? to The Times-Dispatch.;
KR1?.?! 1ER1CKSBURG VA., Dec. 18.
Tho City Council at Its meeting last night
elected Mr. S. S. Brooke, Jr., of Koanouc,
superintendent of the cliy electr.c light
plant to succeed Mr. B. G. Mills, le
f-lgned. Captain S. J. Qulnn superlnten
oent of ir.o city water works, and Mr.
William FitzpatrlcK, superintendent of
tho city gas works, were each re-elected
oy the Council.
The Stafford county election contest
cases will not be tr.ed until the now
circuit Court syatem, ordered by tho new.
Constitution to succeed the old County
Courts begins, which will be next month.
Mis. Lillian Bowler Brown hue been
granted an absolute divorce from her
nusbanu, Samuel Berry Brown, In ine
Corporation Couit here, and was alrfo
given the custody of their only chilli,
iJhtjebe Margaret Brown.
The Upper Rappahannock Telephone
company has Just effoctcd arrangement!!
#ltii the Southern Bell Telephone Compa?
ny oy which it will connect with tho
local and long dlnl'ince linos of the Bell
l'iimpany In this city, giving it largely
increased facilities.
J. H. Blscoe. member of tho Houso of
Delegates irom this city and Spotsylvanla
^ounty^ has been unaoie to attend the
?bcsaions of the Legislature this week on
account of being conilned to his homo in
bpol-sylvanla county by sickness.
Splendid ice, from (lye to seven Inches
thick has formed on the ponds in this
section, and many of the country people
havo llHed their ice houses.
MR. BOLLING RESIGNS.
Surrenders Clerkship to Assume
Control of the Penitentiary.
(Special to The Times-DrSpatch.)
OO?DE, VA., Dec. 18.?Mr. S. M. Boi?
ling, who has been for some time the
popular clerk of the County Court ot Bed
foid county. Va., will resign in order to
Uilvv charge of his position as superin?
tendent of the penitentiary, January 1st.
Mr. Boiling's term us clerk does not
expire until February 1st
The peoplo of Bodfoi-d deeply regret
tie necessity of having him leave the
county. Ho has been a most efficient of?
ficer and is a courteous and affable gen?
tleman.
Rufus Overstreet, son of T. W. Over
stieot, of'near Goodo, had his hand badly
cut in a feed cutter last Tuesday. Ho
was taken to tho Home and Retreat,
Lynchburg, and Dr. Dlllard operated on
tie hand and managed to save three fin?
gers and the thumb. The middle finger
liad to bo taken out at the wrist,
Dr. Dlllard also performed a success?
ful operation on Mr. John Thomas, who
lives near Bedford City. Something ?nor?
thun a year ago Mr, Thomas ? had tho
?nlpfortunc to stick tho prong of a pitch?
fork in his foot. Ho continued to uso
his foot until about a month ago, when
lt became very much Inflamed, and swol?
len. Dr. Dlllard probed and found the
bones of tho foot entirely decayed. Tho
operation ho performed is known in sur?
gery as "Lynos," and leaves tho patient
with a sufficient, portion of the foot to
walk firmly, and thoro Is no perceptible
shortening of the limb. The operation
was successful and Mr. Thomas will re?
turn to his homo to-day.
Judge Sims to Sit in Norfolk.
(Special to Tho Times-Dlspntch.i
LOUISA, VA., Dec, IS.-Judge F. W.
Sims, of the Louisa County Court, was
to-day designated by Governor Montague
to hold Norfolk County Court, no?n?
menclng tho 21st of this month.
Having a Stato wide reputation as an
able jurist, Judge Sims Is frequently nail?
ed upon to preside at other courts
throughout tho S ato, notablo among lhe?e
was tho Impeachment proceedings against
the sheriff of Henrlco, growing out of tin?
stroot car strike In Richmond,
In this case Judge Sims' rulings Riid
opinion cnllod forth editorial coinmondn
tlon by most of thc loading newspaper?
throughout tho country, ?
Hon.' R. L, Gordon, Commonwealth'?
I attorney of Louisa, Ih assisting In tho
prosecution of .former. Clorlt Crlsmond, of
Spotsylvanla,
? .? ?
Poor Prospect,
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
ROXBURY, ??., Dec. 18.?Tlio weather
down hero Is extremely cold; everything
is freezing up, Tho Christmas Jug, that
had boon put awtiy for the contents to
mellow, had to bo used before tho day
it was Intended for. It was feared that it
would freozo and nn explosion, follow.
Tim hens havo also struck, resolved that
thoy will not lay another egg until tho
weather changes; no hens In this neigh?
borhood aro laying, and a dozen eggs per
day is tho outptit for tho whole crop, ?
Hot whiskey ' punch will have to tako j
tho placo of the egg-nog, unless tilings
chango in a fow days,
Valuable Barn Burned.
tSpecal to The Tlmes-Dispatcli.)
MADISONVILLR.. VA., pec., J8.-Mr.
I cafe and corn, all or which were burned.
The causo of the Are is unknown; no
insurance,^
PETERSBURG
WEDDING
Mr. William Otis Nunnally
Makes Miss Lula Irene
Moore His Bride.
BIG STEAM DREDGE STUCK
The General Abbott Runs Into
Mud of Appomattox, But Ex?
pects to Get Away To-day.
(Siiceli!I to Thi* Tltuut.bUpateM ,
PETERSBURG, VA-, Dec. lS.-Last ovo?
nlng at 8 o'clock in tho parlors of tho
Rev. F. W. Moore, ot tho Second Bap?
tist Church, William Otis Nunnally and
Miss Lula Irene Moore were United In
?tyirrlago. A nmnbor of Invited friends nnd
relatives witnessed tho marrluge, Tho
brido was attended, by Misa Cora May
Slate. Thc best man was Robert Moore,
the bride's brother.
Miss Annlo Sue Laffoon and Emmett
Hawke wora married this wcok at Hlffh
Street Methodist parsynago by the pastor,
tho Rev. Goorgo E. Booker.
A well known peanut man doolared to?
day that compared with last year this timo
the recolpts of peauts In Petersburg are
not more than one-third. This is duo both
to a short crop and the fact that the
plantors are holding thoir peanuts. The
price.?? to-day aro 00 cents for Spanish,
and 41-2 for Virginia.
DREDGE STUCK.
The General Abbott, tho steam dredge
built for the government by the Pete.s
burg Iron Works, attempted to leave yes?
terday for Charleston, S. C, but stuck In
the mud a short distance from Bate?
Spring. The dredge Is ntlll aground, but It
Is expected that It will be floated to?
morrow. . .,
The sum of $600 will be distributed to?
morrow as prizes by the Seward Trunk
and Bag Company, of this city. All em?
ployee holding five or more tickets, each
ticket Indicating that tho holder hsr?
worked at least twenty days per month.
Is eligible to tho contest.
Mrs. J E. Booth is In Norfolk, having
boon called there by the serious Illness of
her 'mother.
The condition of Mr. Holmes Boisseau,
Sr., who was paralyzed several days ago,
remains critical.
BIG SINNERS.
Sunday nlsht at High Street Methodist
Church, the Rev. George E. Booker will
deliver the last of a. eerles of sermons
on ?he great sinners In the Bible, chons
Inp ns his subject. Noah, ns Illustrating
a caso where modernte drinking ended
in drunkenness and debauchery. The min?
ister will touch on the baneful Influence
of the social club, and? in proof of th?
harmful results of such a life, he will
pros?nl several striking Illustrations fa?
miliar to the people of Petersburg.
The men's meeting at the Young Men's
Christian Association Sunday afternoon
vili be? addressed by .the Rey.W. C. Tay
ior. one-of the ablest- sp?aljrs in tho
South, who will speak" on- tho subject
'?Uninvested Capital."
The Petersburg postoffice and postal
f- in tiens have just been inspected by In?
spectors Bulla and Barclay and found to
be in fine condition.
Dr J. E. Booth has awarded the con?
tract for the erection of two handsome
frame residence? to be built on tlio Col?
lier place In High Street.
Tho new Wesley Methodist Church, in
Petersburg, will be dedicated tho first
Sunday In February.
Fashionable Wedding.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
BARROW'S STORE, VA.. Deo 1S.-A
fashionable marriage took placo at the
rosidenco of Mr. M. A. Jones, In the
county of Brunswick, yesterdny at 4
o'clock, when Allss Lizzie, tho only daugh?
ter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Marcus A. Jones,
h'canifi the br*'da of Mr. R. Loya" Wnt
kins. The Interior of the handsome
dwelling had been elaborately decorated
with pink, white and green. Messrs,
Walter Powell, Edward Jones, Tom Sam
Middux nnd Howard Pow.sll acted os
ushers. Tho attendants wore Miss Carrie
Thomas, with Mr. Ben. Jones; Miss Maria
ConnaUy, with Mr. Edd-'O Jones; Miss
Helen Kennedy, with Mr. Gregory Wal?
lace; M?as Eva Thomas, with Mr.?Wil?
bur Webb; Miss Hlnda Jones, with Mr.
Ed. Tom Maddux; Miss Anni* Ray Jones,
with Mr. Sid. ConnaUy; Miss Maria Jones,
with Mr. Ashton Thomas; Miss Sadlo
Wallace, with Mr. Harry Jones. Matrons
Mrs. Goorgo Walthall nnd Mrs. Sam
Maddux,
Tho bride wae gowned In a lovely blu?
cloth traveling suit, with hat to match,
and carried white chrysanthemums.
A reception was tendered tho bridal
party the niKht before tho marrlago.
>??
Foster?Amos.
(Svif>o'al to Tho Tlmefi-Disnatch.)
GUINEA MILLS. VA., Dee. 1S.-A vory
pretty marrlago was solemnized Wednes?
day, December Kith nt 8 P, M,, at the
home of Mr. John O. Amos the contract?
ing pnrt(es hong Mr. Elbriclgo G. Foster
and Miss Mary M. Amos, ono of the
purest, swootest and best girls In thc
neighborhood,
Tho ceremony was performed by Rev.
VV, E. Grant, of the Methodist Eplscopnl
Church, South. Tho hrldal party entered
? he parlor In tho following ureter: Mis?
? lu Ag?'? and Mr. John Blnnton, MIps
r-niirn Grlgg and Mr. Joe Blnnton MIpb
Annie Putney and Judge W lllnm M.
Smith. Miss Laura Blanton nnd Mr. Tu.v.
lor Purncv, Miss Annlo Apporson nnd Mr.
nomarci Baldwin, Miss Cora Blanton and
-All?, WUll'im Foster Ml mi Birdie M, Frico
and Mr, ?. ? Amos, Miss Alilo Blanton
and- Mr. Ray authrle, Miss Vorna Fos
lor und Mr. Thornton Holnian,
The bride onte: ed with her sister, Miss
Virginia Leo Amos while the groom en?
tered with his best man, his brother, Mr,
l.iurord Foster.
An elegant supper was served, and the
ovenlng ?pent In dancing.
-? II
Medical Applicants,
(Snodai in Tho Tlmos-Dispalch.)
LYNOHBURG, VA., Decomber IS.?The
examination ot applicante for llcenso to
practice medicine, which has been roil?
ducted limn this wcok, by the Stato Modi
cul Examining Board, came to a close,
this evening.
Thoro woro fifty candidatos, Including
throo women and eight colored men,
A NEW WAY OF U?INQ CHAMBER?
LAIN'S COUGH REMEDY,
Mr. Arthur Chupnuui writing Irom Dur
bun, Natal, South Africa, says: "As a
proof that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Is a euro suitable for old and young, J
pen you the following: A neighbor of mine
hud a child just over two months old.
It had a very had cough and tho parents
did not know what to give It. I suggested <
that if they would get a bottle of Cham,
berlaln's Cough Remedy and put some
upon the dummy teat tho baby was sunk
lug, It would no doubt cure the child. This
they did and brought about a nulek relief
and cured the baby." This remedy la for
sale by all druggists.
The
Turkish War
will in no way affect
the high quality of
EGYPTIAN
CIGARETTES
S. Anargyros has purchased
sufficient Turkish tobacco
to make three billion Mogul
Cigarettes of the present
high standard.
10 for 15 cents
Cork Tips or Fliln
(SaVe the Coupons,
KNIFE AND
FIST COMBAT
Young Man Successfully Stood
Up With Bare Fist Against
Antagonist With Steel Blade.
THIRTEEN MILES OF SEWERS
While Old Folks Are at Theatre
the Daughter of the House
Weds Man of Her Choice.
-^?? ' ; '
(Special to The Tlmes-DlspatchO
GREENSBORO, N. C, Dec. I8.--Jame8
Walker, of Greene township, this county,
was walking along the Salisbury road
yesterday afternoon on the edge of Clay
and Greene townships, when he was as?
tonished and alarmed by seeing two
white men engaged in a desperate fight.
One man was wielding a long knife,
bringing a gush of blood at every swipe,
while the other was depending on main
strength and flatlc musole to keep up
his end of tho I struggle. Mr. Walker
rushed In and separated the madmen
Just In time to save the Ufo of at least
one of them.
They proved to bo David Shoo and Bud
Holt, two young white mon of this neigh?
borhood,, who had been at outs for a
long time,' and sought this form of set?
tlement of an old grudge- Holt was cut
Ir. several places, one under the left
nipplo, coming In a hair's breadth of
being a fatal thrust. Shoo was badly
disfigured tn the face from tho force of
Holt's bare knuckles.
William Rudde??, tho telegraph operator,
who was knocked from the track last
Saturday by a passing train, having his
left shoulder blade broken by the pilot
of tho engln.3, and being considerably
bruised by falling down a high embank?
ment, Is i-espondlng well to treatment at
the city hospital here.
A music dealer here, John B. Wright,
has patented a safety appliance for
trains, which he claims will greatly ro
duco the chanco of wrecks, if not pro
vent them altogether. It is in tho nnture
of an automatic air brake, and Mr.
Wright is organizing a company hare
for its manufnctur.3 on a large scale,
BOND PAYMENT.
The Greensboro Loan and Trust Coni?
no ny received by wire yesterday from
Seasongood & Meyer, tlio St. Louis firm
who were the successful bidders recently
for $05,003 of Gullford county road Im?
provement bonds, tho sum of $70,000 G?
payment for tho same.
City Attorney A. M. Scales has pre?
pared the contracts for tho construction
of the thirteen miles of lateral sewej-nge
to bo dono by Guild & Co., tho Chatta?
nooga firm, who we??? tho successful
bidders. Thoy woro signod to-day. and
the required bonds for ex?cution of tho
same have been sent by the company to
Chattanooga for execution. Work on
these laterals will be commenced Jan?
uary 1st, and It Is expected they will be
completed by Juno 1st. The threo trunk
linos Guild & Co. have been working on
for several months, together with the
lateral woi-lc done by thorn, under a for?
mer contract with the city, will be com?
plotai! by January 1st. The contractors
have been greatly troubled with hard
granito formations in digging the trunk
lines, which hns taken nil tholr profits,
they say. and prevented their bolng able
to completo the outlots sooner than
January 1st.
A SURPRISE MARRIAGE.
Last night, while the "old people" and
tho family wero at the theatre, a beauti?
ful young lady member of the family
was driven in a onrrlage by her futuro
husband. Mr. G. O. Coble, of New Turk,
to the residence of the Rev, H. W. Bat?
tle, who. In the presence of thc members
of his family, united them In marriage.
Mr. Coble arrived from New York at 7
o'clock, was married and gono on a hr'dol
tour by 10:47* Tho brido la a beautiful
young lady, daughter of Mr. James H,
Blunders, of this city, and tho groom
is well known hero, having been for years
manager of a department of the Prox?
imity Mills, and moro recently engaged
In a more lucrativo position with At
wood, Violett ft Co., of New York, his
futuro homo. The -"home puonln," while
greatly surprised at the marrlago. were
not offended and tent their blessings
along with the departing happy twain,
SMAI.LPOX~PR?BLJ3M,
Its Prevalence in Davidson Coun?
ty Will Cause Large Loss.
(Hnftclal to Tho T4ines?X)liinatch,>
SALISBURY, N. C, Peo. J8.-A proml
nent fnrmor of Davidson county, who was
In this city last night, states that the pre?
valence ot smallpox in that county Is a
serious problem, not that very many Uve?
are endangered, hut from a labor stand?
point, Tho disease la largely amone tn?
colored people, and bec?rtio epidemic at a
timo when many wero employed on tno
cotton plantations picking samo.
It Is learned that many thousands ot
pounds of the staplo will be lost on account
of the loathsome disease, some of which
will rem ?? unpicked while large quantities
which had been gathered by person* who
subsequently broke out with the dlnoase
cannot be marketed bocauso no one, is
willing to handle it. Large plies, like huge
banks of snow, are to ' be seen nn tbo
fields, and It Is said a considerable
amount has been burned by tho offi?
cials.
Vaccination Is compulsory, and nearly all
of the peoplo are complying with -tho law,
and but few deaths havo been reported
from the disease proper. It Is claimed that
two deaths have resulted from vaccina?
tion/
On yesterday.? morning fire destroyed
the handsome new residence of. fl. W.
Finch, In Lexington, Davidann county.
The house had just been completed, and
fire had been left burning in the ohlm
noys during the night to dry them out, as
the family had Intended moving into tho
residence the same day It was burned.
SUPREME COURT.
Defines What the Practice of
Medicine Shall Mean.
CSpec'nl to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
KALEIGL. N. C. Dec. 18.-Among a
long list of opinions handed down by
the Supreme Court this evening was that
?n the. onso of Andrew C. Biggs, who
Vas Indicted in Greensboro for practicing
medicine and surgery' without license in
violation of the act protecting the North
Carolina Medical Aasooltrtlon. Ho claimed
to use a nystam of diugless practice
but not to bo on osteopath. Tho appeal
to the Supremo Court called In question
the constitutionality of chaptor 079. acts
or lflOlt- which defines what tho pi-actlco.
ot medicine shall mean, and the court
in Ita attempt to provide what the prac?
tice of medicine and surgery f/? 11 be, do?
nnes lt as "tho mtinagemont for fee or
reward, of any caso of d scaso, physical
of mental, real or imaginary, with or
without drugs."
In tho noted suit of Dr. F. W. Eubanks
vs. thc State Board of Dental Examiners
to compel tho board to issue him license
en examination which board pronounced
a failure, the Supremo Court holds th-'it
thm-e was no error In tho court below
nnd sustains tho State Board.
In the caso of Ja.be! and H. B. Register,
under sentence respectively, to be hangod
and life Imprisonment for the murder of
Jim Stacy and Jerry Stoles In Columbus
county, the court llnds no error tn tho
trial below So Ja hfl Register will ho
enrried to Columbus to pay tho death sen.
? once and H. B. Reglstor will onter on his
G ? sentonco,
Kotmer Sheriff C. S. Powell, of John
?V'i county, was fined $1,800 by Judge
1 rroll in the Federal Court to-day for
Cciraudlnn the government by moving
Spirits, He l>aId tho fine.
The Southern Railway Company filos
notice of anneal to Supreme Court In the
Case of Greensboro Ice and Coal Com
pahv vs. Southern Railway Company In.
volvlng tho refusal of tho Southern to
place cars of coal on the Ice ???d coil
company's privato sid'ng, beca ?-Sa they
iefM'-/-ri tn i?iy fl?miirr"\-??' '- ??- ?-.nrs.
Town Sergeant Exonerated.
WILLLYMBBURG, VA.*, Dec. " 1&? Tho
Council committee appointed to Invos
tlgate the charge of drunkenness against
City Sergeant R. C. Lawson, after hearing
the testimony of a considerable number
of witnesses yosterdny, voted unanimously
lu favor of exonerating tho sergeant. It
Ir safe to Bay that Mr Lnwaon will be
reinstated by the Council "
THE REV. HARTLEY
CARMICHAEL DEAD
End Came Yesterday in Mon?
treal After a Long
Illness.
After several years of Ill-health, Rev.
Hartley Carmlcliae], D. D., died yeatei*
! day morning In Montreal, Canada. His
death had been oxpoeted for some time,
but It catisod much sorrow to the friends
of the former brilliant rector of St.
Paul's Episcopal Chuj'ch.
Dr. Cnrmlelviel was culled lo St. Paul's
February IS, ist?, succeeding Dr. Churlos
Mlniilgerode, and ho ?einulndod In activo
charge up to five years ago, who? bla
health failed completely, nnd ho went to
Montreal, where he liad since been under
treatment.
Dr, Cavmlchael was a nativo of Eng?
land, He was educated ut Trinity Col
logo, Dublin. In tils young manhood ha
dui mission work In London, and wan
thereafter assistant at the Church of
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No. m E. M..ln S.reet.
Hlahbury, Later, he wont to Canada,
and was in charge of a church at Hamil?
ton, when called to St. Paul's.
Dr. Carmlchuel was a ?nan of scholarly,
attainments. He was a brll-Xnt writer
lira conversationalist. He stood high In
Masonry, having Introduced tho Scottish
Ulto Order here.
His wlfo died somo time ago in Mon?
treal. Four oblldron survlvo. They are
Tlrs. George Haydook, Grani.?., May and
Beatrice Carmlchaol.
Tho burial will be In Montreal,.
Funeral of Major Skinker.
Th? tunoral of Major Charlea Robert
Skinker will tako place this afternoon al
3 o'clock from the AU-Sulnts? Episcopal
Church, of whose vestry deceased was 0
member. The reotor,? Rev. J, Y. Pown? '
man, will conduct the service. The In?
terment will be made In Hollsr.vood Cem>
etery
The funeral of Mrs. Robert A. Gibson,
wlfu of Bishop Gibson, will be held from
Holy Trinity Church to-day at noon, com i
ducted by- the rector, Rev, J. J. Gravatt
Tho pall-bearers will bo Episcopal cler?
g-ymen of this city. Mrs. Gibson's Pf
r.ialna will rest in Hollywood.
OBITUARY,
Robert Mathews.
(Special to Tho Tlmos-Dlspatoh.)
Fl'ii-HUTT'S, Va., Dec. lo.-Mr. Robert
Mathows, who had heon quite sick for
the past three weeks, d':od Saturday night
last and was burled yesterday. He leave??
c|Ult.3 a largo family?four daughters and
one sou?all of which aro grown.
Rev. Dr. J. S. Felix.
(Special to The Tlmes-Plspulch.l
LYNCHBURG. VA.. Doc, 18,-Intelll
gom-e. has beun received here of tho
death In Louisville, Ivy., of Rev. Dr. .lo.
soph ?. Felix, who was pastor of the
First Baptist Churoh In Lynchburg for
four years. He was fifty-three years o{
age, and loaves a wlfo, and a daughter,
Miss Bessie Felix.
DEATHS,
OtliSON.-Euteitd Into rest ut lh* ??ne.toriui>?
of Dr. II. A. Kelly. In flellmore Ml -t?i
7:15 A M. ThuraJay, Dri-ember 17th. ? Cri ? ?!
BALDWIN OI8SON, wife of Bt. R?v R crt
A fllbs'ii. D D. iiUhop oi Vlrjlnts?
Puneral will t?k? nine? from ta Ctv treu
of the Jtoly Trinity BATVItDAV. Deciliibef
?tk et U o'clock.

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