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ET"' House .Comniiltcc'3 Action Fa vorablfc R'ather Than Mostilci MAIL CARRIER Af.R?ST?D IIc Stole Dccoy Letter and tlie Scarch of His House LJn covcrcl Many Thcfts. (Special to The Tlmin-DlKpiUrli.) NOUFOI-K, VA., Dccorribor 0;?Tho ac? tion of tho Houso Comniltteo on Indtis trlal Arts und Exposlllblia at lts sesslon ycslerdny,. hns plcnsetl tho Jmnestown tnanugers. When Congress npproprlnted ' less than a half inllllon for tlio Lowls and Clark Centennlal, many thought il wa? a black eyo for futtiro cxposltlons. lloprescntallve Tawncy siruck the koy noto of tlio sltuatlon when he sald that hls coinmlltco would carrfully scnii any blll offered ln Congress for ihe purpose of oldlng an Industrinl show, but bo iiualltled his stnlernciit,by ihe remnrk that tho Tcrcc'liteiinlal was so Important hlstorlcally lhat ho tJioUght tt unliiuc cel? ebratlon should bo held to commemoralc tt. ' When the Jamestown representatives nppenred beforo tho Ilouse. Commlttoc last. sprlng, Mr. Tawncy volced tho samo viow, and tho action of lho commlttee yesterday wns along the liuos lndlcated then. Tho purpose of Congresn Is to treut the Tcrccntennlal as a vchlclc for Impresslng upon the jieople the hlstory tif tho country and Ils developmont as a nallpn, rnther than as an liidustrlal com blnatlon. IIISTORICAL I.KSSCX. Congress wlll probabiy inslst that tho Jamestown management utlllzp several ot tho main bulldings ns habltallons for cxhlblts Wllimtrntlng periods ln tho nn Ioii'b hlstory. Tlie lndustrlal part of tho exposltlon Instcnd of" bolng tho domi putlng featurc and motlve of llie show. -mill bo only one of the many, tho chlof of which wlll bo t,}io hUtorlc dlsplny on land and tho naval cxhlbit on tho water. Congressinan Maynard, who Is a nieni ?cr of tho Omuntltec on lndustrlal Artfc and Exposltlons, said ihis iribrriing: "Tho only thlng whloh Congrc*s fears ia that lndustrlal shows nro not popular chough to . insurc success, and that If' tln governrnt-nt authorlzos nn lndustrlal exposltlon, It would mean that forelgn natlons would havo to l>e Invilcl w ex? hlbit, and Congress mlght havo to ma'so n second appropriation to covcr a dc.flc.lt or make ;i loim. as they dld to St. l/>uis. ENTIREL.Y FAVORAB1.E.' "Tln commlttfi? is a liriit ln desirlng to commemorat? the event. lt is pos slblo that Instead of approprlatlng a .lump sum for an -exposltlon, the com iniltoc wlll rccommend a divlslon pf thfc amount so tltnt a certaln amount wlll lv *<H asldo for tho naval, marlne nnd jrdll tiiry features; another sum for tho en tortalnment of forelgn vlsllors, and a thlnl sum for the land show, which must fcc hlstorlc as woJI as lndustrlal." Mr. Maynard wlll wtuvn tn. Washlng? ton to-nlght. The .?nibcnmmittee to con fddor tho blll -will be nppnlnted at onct and wlll glvo tho subject Imrncdlate con sideratlon. ROBBED THK MAIIj. Mall Carrler Edward P, Broughlon, of Fortsmouth, after a hearing before Com? mlssloner Uowden in the United States Court, to-day,, was bailed for hls appear anco nt tho next term of the court to ' iinnwcr the chargo of robblng the malls. Tho evidenco given by Postofllco In spector Bulla, ivho.inada tho arrest, was apparently very damaglng, though Hon. Charles T. Bland, who, with hls law partner, Mr. Davls, nnd Mr. llarry Bow don, appeared for Broughlon, sald that at the proper tlmo he would' he nble to account for the prisoner's po.?sess!on of articles of Jewelry found at hls home. j Including a cheap belt buckle, which had been marked by Inspector Bulla and sent through tho malls ln tt test paeknge. Inspector Bulla testified that on De? cember 5th he prepared 'a test packago addresed to J. N. Sncad nnd wlfo, Forts niouth, N. II., aeross tho back of which was marked ln red Ink, "Not for Ohlo; try Va." On tho bnck of tho packago was ?ilso the post mark of lho l'ortsmouth, O., offlce, wlilch the Inspec? tor had placed there. This packago 011 tho morning of December Cth, was de? llvered totho asslstant postmnster in l'ortsmouth, Mr. Paeo, with Instructlons to place lt In the mall of Letter Carrler Broughlon. Its contents consisted of a Indtes' belt buckle, a scarf pin, a tur diiolso fingor lJng, a tlireo opal set rlng, all contabiliig prlvale ftiarks, and ,1 wrlt ton enclosuro. , STORY OF ARREST. Inspector Bulla and Postmnster Butt went to Broughton's homo yostorday af toruoon and fiuostloned hlm about varlous articles lost, und specifically about tho test packago. Tlio carrler denled havlng seen any of tho thlngs inentloned to hlm. lio then accompanlcd the offlclals to the postoffice and was told thnt tho test packago hnd been seen on hls d?-k us Into as 7 o'clock tho evening ? before. Broughlon contlnued to d.eny nny knowl edge of tho test package, submitted to a search of hls person, ar.d wrote a noto to hls wlfo dlrcctinir her to> allow tho postoffice Inspector to mnko a. search of tho houso. Ilo asked to bo allowed to nccompany tho Inspector, but thls wns ?'? Dp.MENI-EV'a^ ___F_-laN. A Most EKectte CombinationJ A compouiui of three strength giviny; ingredient3 OP| CPY'I-lienrV.iralNcrvine. M-i-ia-ll I It Btrengthens the whole ncrvous system. DEpE' In cxtract fortn?"itrcnKth ?EfkErli cns, stitnulatcs, and is easily digcsted. IDAU I'yropliosphatc of Iron inUll (used in this remedy) does / notinjurctlieteeth.increas esthc red corpuscles of the blood, and gives greater strength to ail tho tis sues ot the body. l'coplc mtffcring from Dyspepsla. Wood DUorrlcrs, Keniulo Comnlainia, Malarln. and all fortns of Ncrvous Troublcs. will find Or, Henler's Celery, Beef and Iron. tliosafest, surcsl aud beit Nervlne and General Tonic ihntr*an beobtntned ortised. It is not a cure-all, nor Is lt recommen ded as eueh. lt ls compounded of the vnl ualilo rcniedlal sufostanccs from whlch lttal?s Its natne and whlch aro always pre scribed br physiclans ln tlielr dally prac? tice. A fair trial wlll convlncu Ihe most skcptlcal. PRICE $1.00 BOTTLE For iaIo at MI drtigglsts. or wlll be wmt by mail on recelpt of jirl.ro. THE CARROLLTOH CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMOR-, MD. not permlttcd. The searoh of the prem IsoH wn? mado by Inspoclor Bulla, Post moster Butt and the prlsoner's father. Inapector Bulla found what .ic dcscrlbed as "a vast quantlty'' of ttinkots nnd oth? or nrtlcloa," among whlch he cnumeratcd ri. hulf dozen plated spoons, whlch la1 licd wlth tho dcscriptlori of spoons whlch had licen reported as lost from tho post offlee, a dozen liandBomc pockotbooka, a dozen match safes, fifty acarf plns, a couple of handsome razors and a plug of navy tobacco, slinllar to a plug whlch hud been lost from tho mails. Included ulso In the artlcles found. wus the belt buckle, whlch had been placed by In'sj-.r tor Bulla ln lho test packugo threo days. before,' and whlch he wns able to Identi? fy clearly by tho marks. None' of the other test artlcles were found. Broughton is a momber of one of the most promlnent familles in thls section. ENTERTAIN FARMERS. Institute Held in the Casino at Newport News. rspr.-lal to Tbo Ttmcn-Dlapatch.) NEWPORT NEWS, VA., December 9. About forty farmers, most of them from Warwlck and Eilsabeth Clty countlos, were prci?nt at the farmers' institute, undct the ausplcos of tho Stato Depart? ment of Agriculture and Immlgratlon, which began'at the Casino thls mornlng, Mayor B. B. Buston welcomcd tho visi? tors to the clty, A largo number of exhiblts wore brought In by.tho farmers. A. O. Mauk, of Yorktown, spoke in be halt of tho farmers, and sald that ba hoped that the holdlng of tho conven llon hero thls year would lead to a move? ment toward hnlding annual county falrs. Professor Ii. B. Hclghes, manager of the Stuto test farm, spoko on "Respiratlon of Soils," nnd A. L. Powell, presldent ot iho Chamber of Commercc, made a talK on "Pcanut Culture." Dr. J. G. Fcrnoyhough. of Blacksburg, State veterinarlan, was lo have. deiiver? ed tm address upon "Dlscases of Llve Stock," uslng models to lllustrate hls talk, but he was called home from Wll liamsburg yesterday by tho news that hls littio son had fallen and fractured hls collnr bone. T. A. Bishop, diroctor of agriculturo at tho Hampton Normul School, gave a lecture; B. F. Wright dlscusscd "Profita blo Marketlng of Crops," and A. C. Thompson, of New York, spoko on "Ob sorvatlors of Virginia Farriilng." Tlio prlzes offered by tho Chamber of Commerco wlll bc awarded to-morrow. HAS THREE WIVES. Mrs. Annie Sleigh Charges Her Husband With Bigamy. (Kpoelnl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) DANVILLE, ? VA.", December 0.?Mrs. Ahhlo Sleigh has sworn out a warrant for the arrost of her hushand, Henry Sliilgli, charglng lilni wlth blgumy. Tho woman ulleges Ihnt her husband, wlio hns deserted her, has twoi llylng wlve.^ bcsldos horaelf, Mrs. Sloigh says sho was marrled to her husband ln Lynchburg a y-ir ugo, romovlng shortly aftcrwards to thls clty. ,Ono of tbo wlves of tho nl loged blgamU*t recently^ nrrlved ln Lynch? burg looklng for hor husband. A frlend of tho woman In tlils olly notlfied hor und ri'senreh dovoloped tho fuct thut ono of Ihe ulleged wivr-s of tho reororilit hus? band Uvos ln West Virginia und tho othor ln Appomattox county. .-,-/ Big Damagc Suit. (Sppflal to Thr. Thnes-DlMputcli.) WINSTON-SAl.-M,. N. C, Dec. !>. Major J. C. Biissont has InutltutoH suit ugnlnst Ihe Norfolk nnd Western Railway for $?>.000, for lho denth .of hls ndoptod t-vni, Robert Besaont, w'ho wns kllled In a wrook nour Bassctt. Va., Februry 27th. Young Bessont was iireniau on u double ho'tdor froighi. Etigiiteor Georgo Mny, of this city, nlso lost hls llf0 at tho tuino time. When the caso wus eallod ln th(."^?uporior Court to-day tho coun boJ for tho i-alhvuy mado -ri motlon lo I'omovo It to tho Fedorul Court nt Clrcona horo. Judgo Jouou Hlgned an order grunt Ing tho mivtloii; Mr. Cummings Secretary. (Bpeclal to Tlio Thn?-BlHptttcli:) LYNCHHIJRG, VA., Dec. ?.?It wns of flolully. uiinouncod hero thls .uftei'iioon thut Mi'. Hohhes Ciimmlngs, of Rlch rnond, hus beon solccted socrotury of tho Southern Flre Insurance Company, whlch wus recently formed wltli onpllul stock of ??0,000, and backed by looal cup-, IuIIbIs. Tho conipuny wlll begln opcru tlons February 1st; but Alr, Cuninilngs wlll rcniovo here prlor to thut tliue. -, Richi-ondel-s in New York, (Sneelul to Tlio Tlmos-Plspatcll.) NEW YORK. Doo. ?.?Wnldorf, M'.'bb 1., Boldcn, Mlss M. Moullon. MlHs II. Stov ons, G. II. StovciiH, 11. M. Axtell; Flfth Avenuo, II."J- Myrus, Ji*.; HoTfmun, W. G. Neul; Ki'iislngtuii, J. V, BneuU, R. R. OJivcr; Uiutid, C. \Vell, . Board Hoids Special Scssion to Grant Rcqiicst of Mass *" Meeting. FOR REBU1LDING HOTEL Chamber of Commerce Will Give Movement for Rcstoring Jefferson Cordial Support. A called meetlng of tho Board of Dl rcctors of tho Rlchmond Chamber of Commerce was held last nlght to tako action oil tho requibst of tho mass mcot Ing ot cltlzens, held tlio prevlous nlght nt tho Y. M. C A. Hall, under the nu splccs of the Travclcrs' Protcctlvo Asso? clatlon.-that the Cliambcr would appolnt a committeo of flve to confer wlth sttnt lnr commlttees from the T. P. A. and the Clvlc Improvement Lcaguc. - Mr. B. O. kelgh, Jr., president of the Chamber. preslded at the meeting, and thero wero present Second Vlce-Prcsldent J. C. Freeman and tho followlng dlrcc tors: N. W. Bowe, Oeorge D. Chrlstlan, B, M. Owathmey, W. W. Hnrdwlcke. Robert kecky, Jr., W. T. Reed. N...R. 8avage, James AV. Sharp and Coloman Wortham. After consldering tlie roquest, the pres? ident was authorlzed on motion of Mr. Wortham to appolnt the commlttee and in accordance wltli the resolutlon ao polnted tho followlng gentlemen as mem? bers of tho commlttee; : Colemun Worlhnm, John C. Freeinan, Robort Dccky, Jr., John Stewart Bryan and L,. O. Mlller. , Tho Rlchmond Hotel, proposed for mem bership by Mr. Decky, was duly eleeted lo mcmbershlp ln the Chamber, Cordially Favor Rebuilding. At the monthly meetlng of tho Board of Dlrectors, held Thursday. Mcssrs. J. L. Hill, T. W. Chelf and M. S. Valen? tlne, rcpresentlng a committeo of the Travelers* Protectlvo Assoclatlon, nppear ed to prescnt a matter for the consld cration of the board, and upon motion .of Judge Chrlstlan, 'regular order of busi? ness was suspended and privileges of tho floor wero cxtended to thoso gentlemen. Jlr. Hill, who actcd as spokesman of tlio commlttee, explaincfl that It was the de? slre of the Travelers' Protcctlvo vissociiir tlon to have the co-opcration of the Chamber and of other business organlza tion3 in the clty ln a movement set on foot by the .assoclatlon to securc the re? building of the burnt portlon of the Jef? ferson Hotel. For tho lnformatlon of tbe board, Mr. "Hill read a clrcular letter, containing-v,a number of ques tloiw wlth referenee to tho Jef? ferson Hotel, the purposo of which wni tp draw forth exprcsslons as to the Im portance of rebuilding thls -hosteiry. To 'theso letters a number of rteplles had been received, nll emphnslzing the neeu' of lts reconstructlon. He also read- a very strong paper slgned by the passen ger agents of this city. Those papers and tho remarks of Mr^ Hill were heard by tho board wiyi deep atteption and In? terest, "and tlie endorseincnt "bf the move? ment and the appolntment of a commlt? tee to co-operate "were cordially advo catcd by the chalr, Mr. Robert Bccky, Jr., and Judge Chrlstlan. and. upon mo? tion of Mr. Lecky, lt was declded to ap? polnt a committee from the Chamber, wlth the president of the Chamber as Its head.- Mr. Hill, on behalf ofStho T. P. A-, thanked the board for their kind re? ception and favorablo action upon the propositlon. Important Report. The regular order of business being resumed, Mr. J. C. Freeman, as *chalr man, submitted tho followlng report, which was adopted: "Tho attentlon of the Chamber being called by tho American Sljippers' Asso? ciation and the National Hay Assoclatlon , to the concerted attempt of the rfcilways operating in trunk line terrltory to lm pose upon the shlppers the use o? what ls known ns the unlform blll of ladlng, which' requlrcs the slgnature of shlppers releaslng carriers from their common law liablllty, and wlilch blll of ladlng tho carriers proposo to mark'"Not negotia ble," the Committee on Inland Trade, nfter careful consideratlon of tho mat? ter, submlts the followlng recommendn tlons, 'which, are, ln part, slmllar to those adopted by the Natlonal Hay Asso? clatlon : '1. That recelvers do not pay drafts lo which aro uttached tho klnd of bill of ladlng descrlbed untll tho goods havo arrlved Ut destinatlon and thelr condltion u*certancd. 2. That shppcrs fllo wlth tho several trafflc managors ot rail/oods over which they shlp, protepts against tho two ro qulrcments nbovo stated', and that re? celvers fllo simllar protosts wlth carriers over 'which they receivo goods. 3. That a copy of theso recommenda tlons bo forwurded to tlie Rlchmond Ornin and Cotton Exchangc. A communlcation wns road from Hon. John Damb to tho president of tho Cham? ber ln regard to his efforts to securo ade quuto upproprlation for tho Improvement of James River, und upon motion of Judge Chrlstlan. a resolutlon wus adopted convoylng tlio hearty tluinks of tho board to Congrcssman Lamb for hls earnest and porslstent endenvors In behalf of a larger appropriation for James River, nlid ex pressl'ng tho hopo and' deslro that tho Committeo on Improvement of James River wlll uso ovory means lu thoir power ln secondlng tho efforts of Con gressman Dumh. A coinmunlcation from Mr. IS. T. D. Mvof's, Jr., of tho spoulal committeo np pointed (o represent tho Chnnibor at tho hearing beforo tho siibcominltleo of tho Merchnnt Murino Commlsslon of Con? gress, held al Nowport News, Novcmber 181 h ond 10th. reporting tho uctlon of hlmself and hls ^assoclalcs upon tho Chiiniber's commlttee, wiih read. A letter from tho prcsldont of tho American Forestry Assoclnllnn invltlng tho Chamber lo iippolnt two delegatod to n Congross to bo hold In Wushington, D. C, January 2d to Oth, 1005, and upon motion of Mr. Blair, the,.chalr wns au? thorlzed to appolnt delegntes to sald Con? gress, WILL REBUILD. Chase City Buggy Plant to be Restored on Large Scale. . ''? . (Special to Tho TlmoH-blspatch.) - (MIASIO CITY, VA., Decombor 0.?Tho Cluiso Clty Miliiufiictinliig Coinpany. who met wlth suoh u sevoro loss ou Monduy nlght in tho burn|ng of thoir ontlro buggy lihmt, huvo already porfected thoir plans for the immedla.le et'pbilori dt' necessary bulldings to reuiimo tho- business at an early day, At u ineotiiig pf tho dlrec? tora nnd stockholders of tho conipany, hold Wednesdiiy, lho uiioiilinoiiH voto was glven for liiuiibdlato steps lo ho takon; to rcstoro tho ulunt, unu Ihoy hopo to | resume buslness by Febrtinry 1st. The plnnt wlll ho' greatly cnlargt-d and Im proved. Al the tlme of the flre they had moro orders than thoy could lill. THE RADFORD SOUTHERN Open to Little Rivcr and Will bc Put in Opcration at Once. (Speclnl to Tho Tlmcs-Dlspnlch.) RADFORD,' VA.; December ii.-Tno Rad ford Southern Rallroad. "whlch ls owned by the Norfolk nnd Western, has cotn plotcd Ita track as far ns Llttlo Rlver, and wlll Boon bo open to traffic. Tho fluxlng stone requlrod by tho Rnd ford Iron Furnaco wlll ho deiivered over thia road by Mr. C. A. Bunkompen from hls splcndld llmestono quarrles at tho month pf Llttlo Rlver. Tho Norfolk nnd Western has uIbo re bullt the county road through tho Jacob Poterson farm, wherc tho rallroad has lntcrfcrcd wlth the old road. Thls was dono by Cnptaln William Ingles, J. W. Shclburno superlntendlng tho work. ? . BOARD OF HEALTH. Committee Coming to Richmond to Secure Better Train Service. (Special lo Tlio Tlm?-Dlspnlcli.) LEX1MGTON, VA., Deoemt-r ?.?The -oxInUton Towri Councll has elected tiie following board of health to succeed the board that roslgned two wecks ngo: Dr. Roliert Glasgow, clialrman, and Health Oflicers Dr. Hunter Pendleton, Profca sor D. C. Humplircys, Dr. John H. La tnno nnd Mr. B. H. Gorrell. The now $20,000 heatlng plant at Wash? lngton and Lco Unlverslty ls now in suc cessful oporatlon in tho Univcraity build? ings, wlth tho excoptlon of the Leo Me? morial Chapet and Ncwcomb Hall, whlch aro using the. old rmcthod. The real deiices of Prcsrldcnt Gcorgo 11. Dcnny, Dr. James A. QuarlCB and Professor W. S. CuiTell ,aro *belng connected with the nertv ttyKtom, whlch will be complctod ln a shorl tlme. A meeting of the cltlzons of Lcxlngton has been held for tho purposo of askttig better traln service for thls comniunlly. The following committee waa appointed to vislt tho Chesapeake> sind Ohlo authorl tles at Richmond and see lf better traln service cannot bo secured for Lexlngton on thelr roadi Mr. Edward A. Moorc, Gen? eral Scott Shvjm, Professor BeConto Stevens, Mayor Samuel B. Walker, Mr. B. Estcs Vaughan, Dr. Robert .1. McBryde and Attorney-Goncral Wllllam A. Ander Bon. COL. WITHERS BETTER. His Physicians Discredit Alarrji .../ ing Reports About Him. (Special to Tho Tlmos-Dlspateli.) WYTHEVILLE, VA., December 0.?Col? onel R. E. Wlthers contlnuea to Improve. Hls physician, Dr. E. A. Thomas, informed your correspondent *at i o'clock this eve? nlng, that ho wns better yesterday than he had been slnco hls attack, and was better to-day than ho, was yesterday. He apprehends nothing serlous unless un foreseen and expected compllcations arlse. All symptoms aro now favorable. -, NOT GUILTY. Clements Acquitted of the Mur? der of Thomas Irby. - (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) DANVILLE, VA., December 0.?William Clements was adjudged not gullty in the Corporatlon Court to-night of tho murder ot Thomas Irby. Tho jury was out only ten mlnutes. Clements Is the proprletor of a pool room where Irby was shot. The men had trouble earller In tho 'day, and Clements had ordcred Irby hot to return to the plaee, Irby is sald to havo struck Clements, and to have produced a kulfe. ? i Risdon Brought Back. , (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) SAblSBURY. N. C, Dec. 9.?Sherift D. R. Jullan and Chief of Polico J. Frank Mlller. of thls plaee, returned to-nlght from Phlladelphla wlth Hugh C. Risdon. tho young crook whp was- arrested thero about ten days ago," upon Uie chargo of embezzlement in Rowan county. lt is expected that Risdon will mako an im mcdlate effort to glve hall untll ho can bc glven a trial at lho next term of Su? perior Court. a- ' Burned to Death. (Special to Tho Timcs-Dispatch.). SOUTH BOSTON. VA.. Dec. 3.?Miss Grnvine Oakes. the eldcst daughter ot Mr. and Mrs- Wllllam G. Oakos, of Newn Ferry. was burned to such nn extent this mornlng that sho is not.expected tp llve. This morning about l.flO, whllo slck, she took a lump und went out otr tho back porch to get a drlnk of water. Whlle out there sho fainted nnd the lamp explodcd and lgnlted her olothing. Sho wus so bad ly burned that thero is no hopo for her rccovery._ THE PATTERSON TRIftL ' IS UNDER 1. AEAIN Witnesses Repeat Statements Made at First Hearing of the Case. (Hy Assoclated I'ross.) NEW YORK, December U.? Tlio testl mpny of tho several wltncs-ses who were to-duy cxnminod nt tho trial of Nnn Pat terson, for tho murder of 'Cucsui* ?Young, ln tho crlnitnul branch of tho Supromo Court, was aubstantiiilly tlio samo us thnt glven by lho samo persons at tho mlBtrial. iHrcderick Mlchaels, tho drlvor of tlio cab ln whlch Young wns shot, re-peated hls account of what ocourred during tlio rlde that ondod ln Ypung's dcath. Polico CapUiln Demils Swoopoy Idunt| fled tho pistol." und sald Ihnt after tlio shooting Mlss Pattcison told hlm sho was looklng out of the cab window nt tho tlmo tlio shot was dred; thut she heard tt mufflod report, und that thon Young foll across her lap. Pol'lceitieii Coo und Junior ropeutcd tholr Htatonionts rogitidlug whut ocourred lie twpoii tlio tlmo tho shol was llt'ecl und tho iirrost of Miss Piiltorson, and Nonnan L Coo, a photogrnphor, Identllled ,photo gi'ilplia of tho cub und of tho scono of tho Khoot'ing. Danlol O'Rellly. ono of Mlss Pnltorson'a cminsol, was called to tlio wllnoss* sliind by tho prosocution. II-> sald thut ho hud Miceii Introduccd to u man who boro tho name of J. Mnrgaii Snillli. und that he nlso know Jullu Smlth afl'd -tha dofeodnut's father, Court udjournoil untll Monday. IN TIME OF PEACE, ln tho flrst uionths of tho Russla-Japan ivur wo had u strlklng exnmple of tho nocosslty foi* lu'opiiratlon und. tho eurly udvantago of Ihoso who, so " to speak, "havo shtngled tholr roofs lu dry wcatli or." Tho vlrtue uf prepuratlon has mado lilstory and glven to us our groutost mon. Tho Indlvldual us woll us tho nti lion should ho prirpurod for uny cmor goncy. Aro ' you prepnrod to Buccossful Jy oombiit tho. flrst cold y*iii tako? A cold can bo cured much moro qulckty when Iroatcd us aoon-us lt lius beon con tructod nnd beforo It hus houonio settlcd iu tlio system. Chuinhprlaln'H Cough Roipi'dy ls fauious for Its oures nf colds and It slinuld bo kopt jnt hand reayy for InatuiiJl usv. For sulu by ull uvugglstij, , ~M Good-Wish Gfts keep the Yule fire burnmg 011 the heart's hearthstone. The most charming gifts for sweet remembrance which the season shows are the new Christmas packages of NABISCO SUGAR WAFERS With hofly ribbon dress to charm the eye, with good'Wish -card to warm the heart, what better gift to cheer afriend than sweet Nabisco? Whatever other gifts you make, give good^wish gifts to all?the young, the old, the rich, the poor, the good, the bad?remember eyeryone, and everyone will remember you. national Biscurr company NEW Y.M.G.A. '15 Another Gift of Five Thou sand'Dollars Is Re? ceived. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) LYNCHBURG, VA.. December 9.?By the gift of J5.000 to-day, from Watts Bros., wealthy coal operators, of thls clty, a new 150,000 Y. M. C. A. bulldlng Is nssured for Lynchburg. Three other $5,000 glfts have been. made some tlme, and now a canvas's \M bo modo to securo tho remalnder of the sum needed. < The new bulldlng Is to be up to date ln every partlcular, and tt will bo located ln the business section. A swlmmingpool nnd dormltorles wlll be included in the enuipment. Tho pres? ent bulldlng will bo closed December 31st, and work will bo suspended pendlng erectlon of new bulldlng. VIROINIA BRIEFS (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) AiFTON, VA., Dec. 9.?Mr. Robert Dow ner, of Gordonsvllle. a son-ln-law of Mr. T5. H. Goodloo of Onan. last week lost hls rlght hand In a cuttlng machlne. It was only by |hls own prescnco of mlnd lhat hls whole body was not drawn Into tho machlne. BR1STOD, VA.?Vernon B. KInser, son of Rev. J. C. KInser, .here,. employed ln a hat-eleanlng establlshment, camo ver>> near leaping from a thlrd-story wlndow Thursday. Ho had been ovcrcomo by gasollne, hn claims. After comlng to hls right mlnd. he sald ho had vlnions of be? lng rusfliod through flames of the In fernal reglon. and felt that ho wa.s suf ferlng all t.hc tortures of a rcnl cx prolence, FREDERICKSBURG, VA. ? Bnttalle Johnson tho negro who has been ln jail nt Spotsylvania Courthouso. charged wlth attempted crlmlnol ossault on Mrs. Mar maduko Dacey, whoso trial was post poned nt a rocent term of ihe Clrcult Court, hns been ballecl for tho sum of $200, for hls apponranco at tho next term of tho court. LEXINGTON, VA.?The December term of the Clrcult Court of Rockbrldgo will commonco next Monday, Judgo S. Hous ton Dotchcr. preslding. At this term of tho court a land nssessor for each ot tho slx Mnglsterial Dlstrlcts ln tho coun? ty will bo opp-Jlntod. These posltlons aro iii great demand and already a number pf appllcations havo been filed. IA'NCHBIJRG VA?A conferenco has .beon arrungod between city offlcinls and nuthorltlos of AVest Virginla Pulp and Paper MUls. to ho hold hoi-o next woek. to arrange, lf posslble, a solutlon of tho pollutlon of tho Jumes River. Professor Mullott. University of Virginia, and Pro fessor Howo, Washlngton and Loo unl vorslty, will bo present. and it Is hoped s^S^it of? tr con?eVenco ^Sow'VA^ty. rlot guns wero placed ln the arsenals of tho Central and. Qiieoii Street Pollco Statlons yestorday afternoon. Tho woapons nro of slx-shoot or maguzlno patteni, In whleh carlrldgcs cotitaliilng slnglo buckshots aro used, Thls class of projectllo would not caubo death, hut havo found by practlcal demon strutlon to nuell tho llghtlng splrit of a mob as1 effeclually as a gatllng gun, lho weapoiiH nro of tho latest niodel. PORTSMOUTH, VA.?Tho Portsmouth police thlnk that thoy havo in tho per snn of Alexander Porter, nllas Sta? tue Porter, the party who somo dnvs ngo foloplously assaulted Mlss l.e'nnle Mooro in South Portsmouth. Por? ter hns been commltted to tho clty jail for ten days ln ordor that tho wob of gullt may bo wovon moro completeiy around hlm. .. ..? , ,?. SOUTH BOSTON. VA.-Thlevcs eiitor otl tho storo of the Old Domlnlon llard waro Compapy last nlght from tlio rear doorw-iy, by moana of ouger holes iis slstwl by knlves. It ls not yet fully known how much was stolen. Vest point, VA.-Kin* wininm c r. cult Court began Tuesday. 'l.lui eults ?brought by Mr. Jnntes U Garrett, an ex-iinllcoiiian of thls town; ono against tho Weekly News for llbol.-nnd the other against Pr, 'Wllllam K. Gatowood, for slandor. woro carrlod ovor lo tho Feb rii-irv tortn. Messrs. H. R, Pollard mid I?nac Dlggs. of Rlchmond. nro for tl\e oomplalnant; Mr. H.'I.. I*wla wlll rep rosent tho defendants. * By the Wind's Whims. lu Suniatt'a tho length of tlme thnt a widow must woar hor weeds ls dotor nilned by the wind. Jujft after her hus biind's death sho phints a nagstaff at her door, upon whleh a. llug ls ralsod. While lho flag remains uiitoru by thn wind ?tl (iiietlo forblds that sho should murry. But as soon ns a retit appeurs, no inatier how tlny, she can lay nsldo her ? woods aud dou her most. becoiiilntj gown and pewitohlng tunll*. GOOD PUMPKIN PIES CDOD FOR O-ESTIOH Thus Declares a New Orleans Humorist, Who Is Also aJ Good Judge of Pies. ? "Speakling of pies, do you know 1 have always thought the functlon of tho plo waa not altogethor understood, even by the men who profess io have a monopoly on the world's system," sald tho old tlmer, "nnd I want to add, by way ot preface lf you please, that I tako no stock ln all thls told about)tho lmpos slblllty of good pies outslde of Yankoe don_ Tho faot of tho -bUBiness ls that you can got just -ns good pies ln one section of tho country as ln another. Pies may bo a llttle larger In one section, a llttlo more robust, or a blt moro hlghly flavored ln somo partlcular, or you may flnd frllls curlycues on tho crust ln ono placo that you won't flnd ln another, but whon w'e como rlght down to 'tho essenco of tho thlng there ls not even the sug? gestlon of aectionallsm in tho constltu ,cnt elemont of tho ple, Thero Is no North, no South, no East, no West, as a great orator put lt, when lt comos to tho matter of pies.-But I'waa thlnking of another aspect pf the questlon. Thero aro men who foolishly. look upon tho plo as somethlng IndlgesUblo. Somo men shy around lt. But hoiro ls a mnn who has nerve enough to stand up for tho pio, to defcnd |t, so to speok, ngalnst tho Infnmous charge. Ho declares that as a 'midnight snack for Uioso whoso dlgestlve arrangemonts havo fnllen vle llm to rabblts, lobstor, and such llko palpable onormltlos, tho pumpkln ple has no torrors, provldlng a tusty nnd lllllng repust. At tlils hour lt should bo nc companled by a glass of mllk and a blt of cliecse. The conclnnntion celebrnted ln tho famous and fe'ollng llnes? Pumpkln pln wlthout cheeso Is llke a klas'wlthout a Kquocfse,'. need only bo fnlflllod wlth the approprlnto pastoral heverugo lo waah lt down: tho product Is a supper for whlch, though tho sophlstlcated gourmot inrjy ddrlvo lt, a phllosophor and a truo connolsscur mny with uplifted heart biess tho heaven that mado tho pumpkln nnd tlio good aotil tha't mado the pie. ' Unquestionnbly thls ls truo of tho pumpkln ple. It la nlso truo of other pies, lf you happen lo flnd the ple prepared and cooked in tho rlght way. It all dopends on how tho pla la constructed. If 'tho plo ls bullt rlght lt wlll help rather t..an hindor dl gestion.?Now Orloans Tlmes-Democrat. ? . News From the Frorit. Tho chlef of tho imperlnl wlroless bureau entered tho royal apartrnonts. "Your majesty," ho ?fnltered, "a messago from tho front." Tho emporor's faco grow nshen. "The exteut ot our lossV" he demnnded brokenly. "Twenty thousand men and slx batlle ships, your majesty and nn uprlsng ls gravoly feai'cd,ln our eastern provlnces." Tho monnrch controllcd himself by an almost superhuman effort, "Lot tbo general staff mlnimlzo our do feat ns ubuu! by saying thnt 'in cun forinlty wlth provlous pltins, wo linvo bo gun a sagnclous rctlroniont towards tlio north, Tho publlo mlnd niust be dl.vert od." Tho emperor strodo to the wlndow of tho polaco nvorlooking the imperlal gar dons und.giissert out upon Dio snow cov? ered city.'?Judgo, ? < Father in Luck. "No," sald thn billlonalro, wlth deep oonvlotlon ln hls volco, nccordlng lo Judge,1 "I would conslrter niysolf In error Indeed should I dlo whilo * liave even a tentlj of tho weallh I now possess. It ls my wlsh to dlo compuratlvely poor." "Oh, you dour old papu!" oxcluimod hls fair und only daughtor, us she enibracod hlm. "Tho duko proport-l lust night nnd I nooepted lilm. Isn't thut just your luok?" Just Think of. It. Tlio llfo of un oyolash Is from 100 lo 160 duys. Thoy grow very slowly, but fingirf iiiiIIh grow qulto rupldly ln cons parlson. If a poison could llvo wlthout, broakliig or cuttlng his nulJs tor a lifc time, ihoy would uttuin the longth of si v nnty-throo'lnchos. ? ?" ' ?* ?? ? Feet Now and Thep. lt ls assortod by a sculptor that the human foot ls becoming Biiutller. Tiie niascullne foot of twenty contuiles ugo" was about twolve Inchos long. Tho uvor ugo man's foot of fu-dny ls easlly fitted wlth u No. 8 1-2 Bltoo. whloh Is not moro than ton nnd sovon-slxtoouths inolies ui length. ' "l.AXO ls _. lluuid, vcb'ttt^blo copi liOUUll." The World's Best Efforts Are Represented in Our Choice Line of LEATHER GOODS, ART PUBLIOATIONS, FINE STATIONERY, BLBLES AND PRAYER BOOKS, DAINTY GIFT BOOKS, SUPERB STANDARD EDITIONS, CALENDAR NOVELTDSS, CHRISTMAS CARDS, JUVENILE FANCIES, POPULAR BO.OKS, FOUNTAIN PENS. DESK FURNISHIXGS. "Whnt to buy for Christmas? Is an swered by a look through our stock. Artistic souls go into raptures over our Art Corner, and you have mlss ed a prlvllegc lt you haven-t soon lt. STORE OPEN UNTIL 10 P. M. DUR ING DECEMBER. Presbyterian Publishing House, 212-214 Noith Slxth Street. WARNNG. You aro hereby notlfled that lf you buy your 11st of Christmas glfts wlthout flrst looklng at Hun ter's, you are sure to be sorry. Out ot tho best selectcd stock of Books, tho flnost llnc'of station? ery, and tho numberless pretty nov eltleB wo have gotten especlally for thls season, you nro bound to please overybody wlth a gift ap proprlatoly chosen and moderately prlced. We want you partlcularly to ask to seo our leather goods?tho Hand Bags, Pocketbooks, Portfollos, Card Cases are simply "scrumptlous." HUNTER G C(>., The Good Shop Wlth the Rlrjht Prices. No. 629 E. Broad St. Rlohmond, Va. Ghapped Hands and rounh skln cured aiid prevented by using Robin's Sooth.ng Balm, 15c. and 25c, por bottlo. Every thlno needed for tho slek. 200 East Marshall. "^ciir?s\ |6jr; yqy neAw-rctistonjcrs ^ ( t) $h a. new,. way f.', U MkREiXE, M Y PARkEK'S HAIR BAL8AM C1??um?, uwl l?.\utlllt? ?lw h?tr FraiootM* lujuruul-gjoww. Navor F?U? to He*tore Or?y H?lr to Ita Youtlifu Co oc. tuc,tud*lAitt PruicIiU Board of Managers Meet. t At 12 M. Monday. tho Board of .Managera of Woman's ChrJatlau AMOclatlon wUi Jiold thelr regular inonthly^,m??thig m tho assoclatlon hall. No- .00-711 K. Franfcr liu Btreet. A full attendance '* requ??l<W?