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eOODJOSITION The Steamer Pocahontas Ar? rives at Nor? folk. COMES BY OUTSIDE ROUTE The 'Beautiful Boat Is Spick and Span and Will Resume Her Trips Friday. (Special to The Tlmca-Dlspatch.) NORFOLK, VA? Nov. 28.?Huffh Gor? don Miller, assistant United States Dis? trict attorney, is in Washington, havln? rcceivod a summons Tuesday night to come to the Capitol City. Tho close poll ticnl friends of Mr. Miller stated yester? day that ho had boon called to tho White House by Presldont Boosevelt regarding a good position, which, it is said, Is to be tendered tho young Norfolk lawyer for hi? services In tho recent presidential campaign, whon Mr, Miller toured seve? ral States In behalf of tho Republican ticket, fiplck and span from tho yards of the Delaware River Shipbuilding, Iron and Machine Works, of Chester. Pa., the re? built steamer Pocahontas arrived at the piers of tho Clyde Lino to-day at 3 o'clock. The Pocahontas was some hours late In ttrrivlng but this wan due to the threat? ening weather In Delaware River, the captain desiring t_ take no chances, Th,. Pocahontas w-u brought here by a crew from the shipbuilding plant, the contract having called for the delivery of tho Ktcamer here by tho company which re? built the vessel. The Pocahonta* com ?i mander. Captain Graves, came with the , Pocahontas. To-morrow morning- the Pocahontas wlU ko to Newport News to receive some flit tings and furniture which was purchased In Norfolk and U is expooted that Fri? day morning she -will resumo hor route be? tween hero _und Richmond. . James XV. Nicholson, formor local boll fr Inspector, who was removed by the Department of Commerce and Labor, was to-day officially notified of his dismissal. A letter acknowledging tho receipt of tho Department's letter has been for? warded by Captain Nicholson. He de? nies the charges of drunkenness and takes exception to that portion of the loi? ter which states that "the charges havln-j been established In a degree sufficient to ?warrant dismissal." Captain Nicholson has not decided -whether he will light the dismissal. ? ? NEW TELEPHONE LINES. The New Town Hall Adds to At? tractions at Chase City.N (Sp-V?lal to Tho Times-Dispatch.*! CHASE CITY. VA., Nov. 23.?A tele? phone line Is being considered betweea, this place and Red Oak, In Charlotte county. connecUng* with Drake's Branch, Charlotte Courthouse and Lynchburg. Heretofore the connections have been with points south and east only. The funeral of Simon Bnenneman, a member of tho military company here. was attended on Sunday by the company in full uniform. Mr. Bronneman wm kllled by the accidental discharge of his gun. Farmers are Jubilant over the hlrh prices for tobacco, and sales have greatly increased at all the warehouses. Hinco tho completion of the town hall many* entertainments have been given by traveling companies. The patronage has been good, and many creditable per? formances for a town of this sizo have been given. The hall Is splendidly fitted up and has seats of the most approved and modern make. Land sale? have brightened recently and Inquiries ore numerous. Dr. A. T. ?Finch has sold 460 acres, unimproved, to a Pennaylvanlan, and Mr. F A. Si-iaw VX) acres to a North Carolinian. The corn crop was a good yield and Is selling at sixty icents per bushel. Beef on hoof, two to two and a half cents per pound; dressed pork, ?even cents; tur? keys scarce at ten c**vts, undressed; birds, -fl.60 per dozen. Hunters are plentiful, but some ? say large covies of birds are difficult to find. It hafl been too dry for successful hunt? ing. Mr. Georgo A Endly. the surviving pio? neer of tho town, who has beon for sev? eral weeks confined to his home by 111 , iiess, Is improving. ' ? -_i MATHEWS MURDER. Irvin P.* Hudgins Placed on Trial for His Life. (Special to The Timos-Dlspatch.) MATHBWS C. H.', VA., November 23.? Jrvln P. Hudgins was placed on trial hero to-day for the murder of his cousin, Collo Hudgins, Sunday morning, at New point, MatlTews county, Va. The follow? ing lury was empanneled: J. T, Christian, Wllllnm M. Dlxoti, W. H. Foster, M. Mlntci^. John W. Lewis, C. C. Marchant, George XV. Mason, C. S. Spencer, XV, H, Jones, John ?. Sadlor, Walter Green, James R. Brooks. The Commonwealth Is represented )iy I.. C, Oarnett, Commonwealth's attorney for Mathews county, assisted by Mr. Thomas Jones,' the Commonwealth's at? torney for Middlesex. Tho prisoner is represented by ,T. Boyd Soars and James N. -Stubbs. About ten witnesses were examined to-day. _ . . ? Curfew Will Ring To-night. ^Special to Tho Times-Dispatch." PHOEBUS. VA? November 23,-The Phoebus Town Council last night adopt? ed an ordinance prohibiting minors from being on tho streets nfter 9 o'clock, from October to April, and Croin April to Oc? tober, the curfew will ring at 10 o'elocit. A POLICEMAN'S STORY Officer Daniel J. Carey Prevents Pneumo? nia By Uelnfl rather John'* Medicine. I wont home one night (did my thront and lungs were all filled ' up and I could hardly breathe. They told mo that If 1 did not got- r"llef at once I would hnve pneu? monia, and I droad ?>il ,h?t hocaunc of my ginnt weight. I took Father John's Medicine Itnd It eiised my throat apt* lungs at once, and prevented a bad case of pneumonia. I took It right ?long and "fot much relief for a chronic ca? tarrh and bronohlal trouble, for which I had been nn.-ible to Bet any help from the bett doctor? In Lawrence, and nil kinds of medicine-?? that I have tried for fifteen years. I am recommending It to all poltcemon on tho fono and many of them are taking It with much benefit I -wish everybody knew of Its merits. (Signed) Daniel J. Carey (Policeman), 233 Broad? way, Lawrence, Mass. UNITARIANS ACT ON DIVORCE QUESTION Will Co-operate With Other De? nominations in Attempt to Solve Problem. (By Associated Press.) CHARLESTON. ,S. C, Nov. 28.?The second day's session of tho 8outhorn Con? ference of Unitarian Churches was Inter? esting and Important. The following re? solution was Oiffcred by the Rev. W. H. Ramsay and unanimously adopted: "Resolved, That this conference of "Uni? tarian Churches desires to express ' Its sympathy with tho growlnjar sentiment among Christian people In favor of safe? guarding the American home by discour? aging In every possible way the growing evil,of divorce.?* "Resolved, That we deslro to co-ope? rate with our brethren of other churches In all legit?mate efforts to solve this dif? ficult and vital problem." ON TO RICHMOND. Newport News Street Gaslamps Burn No More. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.-) * NEWPORT NETWS, VA?. November 23. The excursloa" which leaves early to? morrow morning for Richmond, wMl probaiily carry away <t great crowd, for everybody In this section Is Interested In the foot-ball contest between Virginia and North Carolina. Crowds will also go to OW Point, where a game between a Baltimore c"ub and tho Port Monroe Artillery School foot-bail players, and to the Hampton Roads, Driving Park to see horse races. Tho ship-yards will shut down for tho day, and all banks and business houses will be closed. The street gas Ughts? which have burn? ed every night for five years, wero turn? ed out yesterday and corners on which there are no e'ectnlc lamps, wero dark last nJgl-JU The contract with the Gas Company expired some Urn? ago, and tho Council notified the compan*> on Novem? ber 17Ui that it would not pay for lights until a now contract was made. Since then the Council has not had a meeting, and no new cbirtraqt has been made. The corneyrs will remain dark until some action is taken. WRESTLING MATCH. Bennie Jones Throws Phoebus Man a Triple Fall. (Spee-i-il to The Tlnw-s-Dlspatch.) HAMPTON, VA., November 23.?In Phoebus last night Bennlo Jones, of this city, and Sydney Smith, of Phoe**us, wrestled before a large crowd of sports from all over the Peninsula. Under the agreement the retired champion was to throw Smlthx three times within an hour. Jones took three Calls in fifteen, eight and one-hnlf and eight minutes and nine sec? onds, respectively. Smith's manager was not satisfied, claiming that his man could have mado a better showing, and lias challenged Jones for a return match. Rev, AJbner C. Hopkins, pastor of tho Hampton Presbyterian Church, has re? ceived a call from the Pre-sbyterlan Church of Franklin, W. Va. "Mr. Hop? kins will visit Franklin next Sunday, and will give his answer on his return home, . ? ?;-??? Tho Young Men's Christian Association will give a Thank9gl\*ing reception to Its members to-morrow evening. Wedded in Bristol. (Special to The Tlmea-Dlspatch.) ROANOKE, VA.. Nov. 23,?Miss Majorio Keffer, youngest ejaughter of Mrs. Em? ma Keffer, of this city and Mr. Frnnk D. "Coot?, a. young merchant of Broadwater, Augusta county, eloped to Bristol yester? day and were married by Parson Bur? roughs. Tho parents of both objected to marriage on account ?of the youth of the couple, M'!ss Rosa Hoggs, of Franklin, and Mr, Moorman Ayres, of this city, went to Bristol thl? morning and wero married, . Holt?Crummette. (Special to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.) STAUNTON, VA., Nov. 23,-A very Pretty wedding took place at Clreenvillo this ovoning, when Miss Emma A. Crum? mette, daughter of Mr. II. J. Crummot io. of Deerficld, was married to Mr. Berlin Holt, ft member of Btnunton's polico forco. Olood Poison Blood poison, hereditary or contracted, pollutes the system with a poison that, imarrested, effects disastrous ravages throughout the human . anatomy. Soon ulcers form In the mouth arid throat, rose and coppor colored spots appear on the body and often buboes form In the groin, the Bcalp becomes diseased and", the hair and eyebrows fall out, tho whole sur? face of the face and body finally becoming, covered with horrible sores. In tho third Ktago the hard tissues, tbe hones and the ligaments are attacked, the actual frame-work of tho body putrJfles, the whole human organism becomes a mass of corruption and the pitiful victim cries for death to end tbe awful Bufferings. Blood Poison can be absolutely and permanently cured by Botanic Blood Balm (B, B. B.) 'This wonderful medicine is guaranteed to cure tho worst, longest standing and deepest seated cases.- It cures where other medicines, doctors and bot spring treatments have utterly failed. It promptly heals all sores, stops all aches and pains, reduces all Bw_.lin.-_s, makes tbe blood pune and rich and completely ctiangos tho body'into a clean, healthy condition. , It is a purely vegetable compound, containing no mercury or other dangerous mineral. It is a poorloss tonic, building up tbe Bystem a? It drives out the p-oiaon, Write tho manufacturers' for Circulars and free medical advice?. j Botanic Blood Balm (H. 0. B.) Ii sold'by all druggist?. Price 11.00 per large battle, If taken In sufficient quantity according to direction? on libel and not cured, money le refunde*;. Write for free book containing valuable med? ical advlc? and the history of many remarkable cure-* made by P. B, t>, Botnnlo Blood Balm B.B. B. Manufactured by BLOOD BAl,M CO., Atlanta. Georgia, NEW RAILROAD IN LUNENBURG Two Miles of Rails Laid and Eight Milc3 of Road-Bed Prepared. _ V TO BE OPERATED THIS WEEK Luncnburg Lumber Co., Who Is Building the Road, Preparing for Large Operations. (Sper-leu to The 'rim*s-E>l?n>a'eh.) MBH13RRIN, VA., Nov. 23.-The first frails were la-'id Monday on the road be I Ing built by the LUnenburg I?umber Com? pany, from near this place. This Is tho first road to ponotrate any portion of ?he county east of here. Several car? of rail arrived Saturday last, and'early Monday, Mr. H. B. MUler, the managor. had a largo forco out laying it. A>bout eight mllea of ties Jiavo been prepared, ready to receive the iron, and several trussels havo been built that tho work should not be delayed after the arrival of the Iron. Tho englno that they will use arrived) a fow weeks ago, and was placed on tho eldlngi ready for use. This Was steamed up on yesterday and Is hauling Iron from the Southern as fast as needed. About two miles of this road have been completed since Monday and If no hitch Is made Sn the next fow weeks about olght miles will bo roady*'ior uso. Thousands of feot of timber and ties have been hauled out by this company and placed on tho side of the road, and Vt Is being pu-t In this position as fast aa possible, ready to bo loaded. As soon as the first olght aillos are completed, they will hold up for Amhlll and get out the lumber on this end of the Uno. The Southern Railway cars will be used by this company, as the track Is of standard gaugo, thus saving the expense of transferring. A largo stationary mill will be put somewhere on this line, and lof-ffed for several miles around. A vast amount of capital has been Invested In this county by this company, and they will In a fow wecke begin to realize some? thing from, It. FOR A TOWN HALL. Country Residence Near Sweet briar Destroyed by Fire. (Special to The TlmOf-DUpatch.) AMHlirtST. VA., Nov. a.-Dr. John Thompson Chapter, United Daughters of the Confedera cy. Is planning to erect at this placo a Confederate Memorial Hall. A bazaar will be given by the chapter In the courthouse here, December 14th to 17th/-inclusive, to raise the nucleus of the fund "with which the hall will be built. A public hall of some kind Is very much needed at this placo, and this Confederate Memorial Hall, while it will be primarily for tho use of tho ex-Confederates and the Daughters, can be secured for public speakinir ane? entertainments. Mr. Thomas A. Barbour, who lives near Sweet ? Briar, In this county, lost his dwelling house and contents by fire Fri? day night; nothing was saved. Mr. Bar hour's loss is put at about $1.000. He was Insured In tho Mutual Insurance Company, of Amherst, for 9400. Mr. Bar? bour is quite an old man, and he and his wife were alone In the house at the. time that tbe^fire was discovered. It is sup pOEod tor have originated in the kitchen. MIsb Willie Wills, who has been 111 for some time, will Heave to-morrow for Richmond for treatment. Gregory and Gregory, contractors, are engaged in giving the courthouse a tho? rough overhauling. a ELEGANT WEDDING. Miss Margaret Harris Bride of Mr. Marcus; W. Crocker. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) RADEIGH. N. C, November 33.?A lovely wedding took place ,thls morning at the home of Colonel and Mrs. J. C. D, Harris, this city, when their daughter, Miss Margaret, became the bride, of Mi\ Marcus XV. Crocker, a prominent young druggist of this city.''The hall and par? lors wore decorated wttih Southern smllax, wlnfcergreen, luxuriant plants and Wglited with candles. The ceremony was performed by Dr. * W. C. Tyree, pastor of tho First BapUst Church. The maid of honor was Miss Edna Watson, and tho best man, Mr. Walter Crabtroe. Tho bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Charles U. Harris, ofSelma* She wore a brown traveling suit, and carried chrysanthemums. She is well known throughout the State and quite popular. Mr. and Mrs. Crocker left for a tour North. THE MIDLAND. The Stockholders Declare a Divi? dend of Four Per Cent. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) WINSTON-SAkEM. N. C. November 23 Tho stockholders of the North Carolina Midland Railroad held their annual meet? ing hero to-day. Coflonel A. B. Andrews, president of tho company, was In attend? ance. Out of tho net earnings for the year a dividend of 4 per cent, was de rclared. The old board of directors and officers were re-elected. A Missing Child. (Special to ?TI?) Tlmes-Dlspatch.) ASHEVHvLE. N. C, November 2S.-Car son Moore, the Uttlo nine-year-old son of Andrew Moore,' has been missing since 5 o'clock Tuesday evening, and nil efforts to find him havo been fruitless. His parents are frantlo over their loss, and aro exerting every effort, with tho help of the police, to find their child. "Two police officers found the little fel? low's footprints, leading from tho house to within a few feet of tho bonk of the FrcJch Broad River, in the neighborhood of which the house Is located. This has given riso to the theory that tho boy hug been drowned, but as no trace of his body has been found, his parents are still hopeful that he Is alive. i Fell Down Chimney. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) SALISBURY, N. C, Novombor 23?Mr. Adam Hartley, nn employe of tho South? ern Railway at tho Sponcor shops, had a narrow escape from death last night by falling Into the large smoko-staok of the main shop buildings. He was working In tUe huge chimney, which Is about eighty feet hlffh, but lit tho timo of the accident was only ?. sjiort distance from tho bottom of the ?sh pit, Into whioh ho fell, fracturing- his skull and sustaining other severe Injuries. Tho uufortunato man was at once pulled out of the pit, which fortunately was not heated!- at tho time, by fellow-workmen. It Is thought ho will recover. Youthful Murderess. (Speolal to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch? SALISBURY, n. C, November S~.-~n Rowan Superior Court yesterday the grand Jury returned a true bill for mur der against May Bates, colored, of this city, who is charged with imslilng another young colored ?Irl Into a creok and drowning her about ton days ago. Tho Bates g*lrj Is only about twelve years old, hut -will be tried for her lifo, the charge being murder. She Is perhaps ono of tho youngest criminals over tried In tho State for a capital offenso. you should try It I I I ?specially t?i* sfoknoss whi&k?y puro-alcl-mellaw fit* tho packet book mmlm ?mnmrm "n. A b." atlmnta DENIED DRU, THE? Woman Died Yesterday and Charge of Murder Now Pursues Fugitive. (By Ai-oclated Prcsii.) MAC?N, GA., November 23?A ?pedal to the Telegraph from Waycross, Ga., says: "Mrs.* Julia Williams, -wife of Henry T. Williams, a well known citizen, died this morning at 4 o'clock at her home, near this city, from thV effects of a pistol shot wound inflicted by her stepson, Finch William?, a young- man eighteen years old. ' The shooting occurred on Novem? ber 14th, because she refused to _"lvo him some -whiskey. He thought she had hld d*n It, William shot his stepmother with a .?12 calibre pistol, the ball entering her right leg near the knee, passing through tho bone. It Is said thatVhe young man was crazy drunk -when ho fired the shot. The recent grand Jury found a bill against Williams, charging him with as? sault, with Intent to murder; but since Mrs. Willlams's death the case against him ?becomes a more serious one." BOY STRUCK BY CAR. A Choral Society Organized and 'Elects Officers. (Special to' Th? Tt.>_-.-D!spatch.) GREENSBORO, N. a, Nov. 23.?A street car on the Proximity line struck Willie F. Harvel, a seven-year-old boy, yesterday afternoon. ?His skull was frac? tured. He Is resting yrell, though he Is still unconscious. A choral society was organized here last night. It Is the purpose of the or? ganization to hold meetings every Tues? day night during the -winter months to practice and Improve the musical talent of tho members, i The following officers were elected: President, Mr. S. L. Alder? man; Vice-President, Mrs. Clarence Rich? ard Brown; Secretary and Treasurer! Miss Laura Doub; Director, Professor Clarence Richard Brown; Accompanist, Mrs. Myra Albright. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Ali druggists refund.the monoy If It falls to eure. E. W". Grove's signature Is on each box, 28c?"adv." CHANGE IN SCHEDULE, R., F. __ P. P.. R., SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 1904, N ?KTIItv-_.F..T-. Train T?o. 2, ' Aahland Accommodation, leave Elba daily except Sunday, 7:10 A. M Instead of 7:16 A. M. No oth.r changes In departures of north? bound ?aii-s from Richmond. SOUTHBOUND. Train No- 1, Ashland Accommodation, arrive Elba daily, except Sunday, 6:33 A. M.. Instead of 6:40 A. M. Train No. 43, Seaboard Mali, leave Washington dally 10:50 A. M. afrlve Main Street Station, Richmond, 2:14 P. M., In? stead of 2:05 P. M. Train No. 5. Ashland Accommodation, arriva Elba 5:62 P. M. dally, oxcopt Sun? day. 1i__,U.ad ot 6:00 P. M. Train No. 403, arrive Byrd Street Sta? tion dally 9:00 P. M? Instead of 8:50 P. M. Train No. 31, Seaboard Express, leavo Washington daily 6:25 P. M., arrive Main Street Station, Richmond, 8:50 P. M., in trtead ot l?:29 P. M, No change In arrival at Richmond of other eouthbound trains. WINTER TOURIST RATES VIA THE ATLANTIC COAST LINE. Winter tourist tickets are now on sale j to all Southern winter resorts via tho Atlantic Coast Line. This lino Is the shortest, Quickest and most elegantly eoutpped between tho North and South. It offers to health and pleasure seekers service equalled by none, You make no changes to Florida resorts. For full particulars apply to any agent of the company, or C, S. CAMPBELL, Division Passenger Agent, Richmond, Va., Thanksgiving Sale Cutlery. LAWDEK_-."BAI?Y&CLUtt?_.f__?E. Some Thanksgiving Specials. Carver and Fork.7tio 3-plece Carving Bet, In cases, f 1.ISO to.WJ.5.00 Turkey Sets, old blue patterns. .tjHl Turkoy Dishes, '?Ho. to.f.*. BO Turkey- Platos to matoh dishes, You will And at our storea the most attraotlvo linos of Brlc-a Brao, Put Glass, Reception Lamps and fine decorated' China in tho South. Seo our sic,, 500, and fi count? prs. They' are ladened with spo elals. THE E. B. TAYLOR CO.. The Hou??keop..r'? Friand, 1011 E. Main St, 9 e. Broad St. AXE WILL CUT ?mm Said That President Will De? capitate at Least Two Hun? dred Marshals. MARTIN ON MERCHANT MARINE Senator Says Decline in Ameri? can Shipping Is Due to Pro? tective Tariff. (From Our Regular Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 23.?The report -which hat been flustering official? dom of Washington for several day? to the effeot that the President will not re appolnt thono officials whom he ?ap? pointed during tho present administra? tion, is confirmed, with some modifica? tions. It Is authoritatively stated to? night that It Is not tho intention of the Prosldcnt to supersodo an offloeholtlor simply because ho has sorved two terms. The President reappolnted many offlolals who had been given office by Mr. Mo Klnley simply beoause he had promised to carry out the policies of the dead President, and he thought he would be violating that promise if he failed to ro appolnt his appolntoo?, against whom there were no charges. But now there will be a decided chan?^ of policy. The President, It Is said, has declared that ho will remove every offi? cial who is not up to the standard of efficiency, no matter how many or how, few the terms he has served. /It Is said that tho President will Btudy the records of every presidential appointee, so far as possible, and will hear the testimony of reliable men who are In position to know anything of tho character and efficiency of the official.. He has de? clared that all officials must come up to a high standard. If they do not, out they go. Marshals Marked Out. It Is believed that this decision of the President will result in tho dismissal of more Federal officials .in Southern States than In any other. Many of the best men In their rcspoctlve cornmunlUes are appointed to. Federal positions In North? ern and Western States by Republican Presidents, for there are many good men among Northern Bcpublloans from whom to choose. The case Is different In the South, wli-ere representative citizens do not vote the Republican ticket, as a rule. It Is known that the President has not a high regard for the average Southern Republican, who Is Invariably under the suspicion of being a Republican for rev? enue only?for the offices. It Is said that there are at least two hundred United States marshals who are marked for decapitation by the President, and who will be dismissed from the ser? vice on the fourth of March, or on the expiration of their terms of office. This alone would creato a tremendous st'r, but It is said that about as many collect? ors of Internal revenue and a number of district attorneys, all appointees of Presi? dent McKinley, will also have to walk the plank. It ?hould.be borne In mind that the dismissal of these officials is not to bo construed as indicative of malfeasance, or as a reflection on tho character of tho officeholder. It will mean that they do not suit the President; that they nro not the kind of men ho wants to see in the public service, and. In the case of Southern officials, not the kind of men he desires to recognize as leaders of the Republican party of their section of tho Union. ' Merchant Marine. It is believed the congressional commis? sion, which Is sitting here considering the recommendations which should bo mado for tha upbuilding of the merchant ma? rine, will report In favor of a-system which ???-*?'' pr?vido for remission of tariff duties on ?oods Imported In American ships. The report has not yot been for? mulated, but It Is understood that this will (be tho feo-turo of the recommenda Uons. Whether or not tho report will be unanimous Is not known. Senator Martin, who is a member of the commission, nays ho oannot foreshadow the naturo of tho report of tho commis? sion. ** "I believe, however," he said, "that Con? gress will adopt the aystesm In use m England long years ago, of admitting free of duty, or at reduced tariff rates, goods Imported In vessels liylng the American llag. ' I -am In favor of that method. I believe something should bo done for our .morchant marine. I am opposed abso? lutely to a direct subsidy. It is wrong in principio, and, bosldes, if Congress should enact tho, proposed subsidy law, the money would be -paid out chiefly to large companies, Instead of to smaller concerns and to Individu?is." Senator Martin has attended tho sitting? of Uie commission In various cities of tho country, and hoard the testimony of prominent men identified with tho ocean carrying trade. Ho Is firmly convinced that the cause of the decline of American shipping is found In the protective tariff chlofly, a faot admitted by . Republicans of tho Senate. "The protective tariff policy of this country has caused such a tremendous Increase In tho price of all that enters Into tho construction of ships that we cannot <buiid them in competition with other countries. If, after the construction of tito vessel, even under an exorbitant tariff, we pr?vido that tho goods brought to this country In that ship shall pay no tariff duitlos, or very much reduced duties, we glv'j the American shipbuilder a chance to make money out of his Invest? ment m shipbuilding, and, Incidentally, we will lower the tariff on articles Im? ported from abroad for American con? sumption. That would bo D?mocratie."' PORTUGAL SIGNS TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C? Nov. 23.?Secre vary Hay and the Viscount Do Alto to? day signed an arbitration treaty between tho United "States and Portugal. Tho treaty is identical wlBh tho American French arbitratlon treaty, , YOUNG GIRL ELOPES WITH MAN OF SEVENTY-FIVE (Speolal to Tita TlniCi-DlBpatch.) PARKERSBURO, W. VA., Nov. 23. Luella Lant-s, a Barhour county girl, olgliteon years old, oloped yesterday with Thomas Heatherly, s?venty-?ve years old. They drove from their homo to Orafton, forty miles away, and wore married. The girl's father followed on horseback, but arrived too late. ;"<*?. Richmoilders in New York, (Special to Th? Tlmau-nupairh.) - NEW YORK, Nov. ?3.-\V'ih"orf, W. F. I^abonta; Cadillac* A. R. Mayo; Marl ?jo?o. P. C'jeathan-, XV. R. Furroll, Jr. m We're Going To Observe Thanksgiving by a visit to ho popular establishment of Taylor & Brown, to purchase a pair of their celebrated Special 0 Shoe./*. tt We have them in Dlnck Russia, Box Calf, Patont Kid, Patent Colt Skin?button and Inco?tvith the new stylo Cuban and military hcols. Solid comfort In every pair. Glvu us a call. Taylor ? Brown, 918 E. Main Street. \Jf __*<r*^*.^*?^ OF USED PIANOS 13 an event that has set prospective buyers thinking and ACTINQ. The magnificent Stielt Pianos for Christmas de? mand Immediate and ample space, and compel us to quote cut-to-the-qulck prices_prices that will bring about the de? sired results In a hurry. There's A MOST DECIDED SAV? ING on every Instrument on our floor. A $450 Upright Piano for . m?. A beautiful Upright Piano?handsome case?has been used but a very short time?in first-class condition. Cost when new, $450. Clearance sale Price is only $225, $10 cash, $7 a month. S.TIEFF, 307 EAST BROAD STREET, RICHMOND, VA. J. E. DUNliAIt, Mgr. _ I Alfred Qllivant's much-talked of novel : "A book to be thankful for."?N. Y. Sun. attle 24 superb full-page illustrations from life by A. Rad cliffe Dugmore. $1.50 net. BouWcday, Page & Co. 133-137 E. 16th St., lVewYorkClty | I Sydnor & Hundley. \\ Still It Grows - - ? - - We sell as we buy?On Close Margin. Peacemakers?Our Dining Suits. The key to the situation_A Bridal Suit from S. & H. The password?Quality, Economy. Our Trade. tf OUR NUMBERS East Broad Street. I ?4 il' ?ra__DM__anu-D THE SECRET OF OUR SUCCESS. ... 01VE HONEST GOODS... ?- nt the lowest possible price. -? Keep a cuntoinar for years n. purchaser---fall, hla respoot, becauso h*. knows that only reliable jewelry Is sold and the prices nro right and 1? snrfl that nothing Is misrepresented. We have been doing thla for years, uonseipiontly wo have gained tho confidence of thousand?. J. T. Alien & Co., Jeweler*), Fourteenth and Main Streets, SACK COATS Arc Not So "Siingy" as they Used to be. Much Inrger thla winter And draped In full, stronger lines They rn*-J--? on? l-.oK taller'und brou-der all of a sudden, '..ha style is too recent to fUl th? -streets. XVe will build you a single or double buttoning sack for ?"-0 that mo-?t folks will be ?(-ailing tilo "new thing" next winter. Sanderson, Cluett & Company. Custom Tailoring Only. ? 713 East Main Street. M. SALOMONSKY, Manager. ' ECONOMY COMBINED WITH EXC_3I.I-E.NC13. _j-_riT****-fiT****ii 11 ii j?imisil*?imm .mum* mil