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The times dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914, July 07, 1905, Image 2

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Jajhunry, and trim, he. was born In Hunt?
ington, Suffolk county, New York.
fWho ww your faChar?"
"My father was/ex"(farmer and then
? '/hotel keeper."
?'-Mnvo you nny brothers?"
\'l -h?v?? two brothers In business in
Hew York."
"Did you over fro to sen?"
"1 was third mnta nt son."
?-'Wore yotf In the United States rev?
enue service?"
"Yes, 1 was a cridet."
"Where wore you married?"
?In South Brooklyn, by Alderman
Bfldger. on January 13, ISM."
When wis your -first child born?"
October 15, 18091" ,
"What child was that?"
"Whnt business were you In then?"
"I- wns stenographer for the Hygea
W,ntcr Company In New York. My
brothers ?wero connected with the com?
"Whore did you go then?"
I'Tci the Revepa Hcnllng Springs, In
Bath connty, Va."
!'Was your wife HIT" ?'
tWltnr-ss here described the condition
of. his -wife.)
"Where did you live next?"
"With Mr. -and airs, Ashburner, In
Fluvanna, county."
?'How* long did you stay with tho Ash
"From September to MnrchT? '
"Why did you leave?"
"Mr. Ashburner asked vnc tn leave
on account of the vice o,f my boy. He
bad children of his own."
"When did you find V out, about the
"In November, when I was in Fluvanna
(Witness hero went Into a description
of the condition of the child, nnd the
means that were used to correct his
"Wero you fonder of one child than
you were of the other'?"
"No, sir."
"Was his mother cruel to him?"
"No, sir. I often told her that sue
implied the result of his correction' by
ber hugging him nftcr it -was over."
"Did* you ever see her whip him?"
"Yes. and I whipped him, too."
"What did, she whip him with?'1
"A strap."
"Did you use a razor strap?" *
"Yes. and I did, too."
"How did you strike him?"
CWitness here showed how he used" the
"Wa? the boy active?"
"No, be was clumsy."
"What would his clumsiness cause
him to do?"
"Ha would fall down even on level
ground and in the house,"
"What effect did the condition of
palph have on your wife?"
"Sho was nearly wild."
"What did she do?"
"She tised to throw herself on the
jfloor and beat her head until I thought
phe would kill herself. I bad to stop
her. Sho used to say: 'What shall I do?
What shall I- do?' "
"Did the boy show affection for her?"
"Ye,s, ho showed as much affection for
his mother as any little boy I ever
"Did the boy's habits grow worse?"
"Yes, they grew worse. I used to put
him to hed at night, and sometimes he
would say: 'Father, I will be a good
boy,' and then I would not tio him."
"Did you know that he was bruised?"
"Why did you not stop her?"
"Because I thought she was right. 7
thought that unless the boy was cured
thnt he would grow up without mind."
"Whnt did she whip him with?"
"A strap."
"Did you ever see her use a stick?"
"No, sir."
Saw Him Burn Himself.
"Do you know of your wife burning
"No, T do not."
"Have you ever seen him bunn him?
ir'Yes. I saw him hum himself once
by falling against the stove while ho
was pressing." ?
"Did your wife beat aim?"
"Yes. Ho could count up to 100 on
Pome days. Ho could also write his
"Did the boy have n good appetite?"
"Yes, ho ate more than any of us. He
had nn awful appetite."
"Did you starve him?"
"No, sir. Ho had plenty of food nnd
fco did we."
"Were you careful of his food?"
"Yes, we were very careful."
"Whnt time did you leavo on the day
he died?'*- ,(,
"At S-.-30 -A'. *M."
"Was. he well when you left?"
"What wns the exeltemont at your
houR/* that morning?"
"Ralph fell off o fthe back porch that
tnornim:. He fell on a lot of rocks and
hurt himself."
"Where did he hurt himself?"
"On the back of his head."
'Tlow do you knowN
"I washed the place myself,"
"Whnt happened later?"
?'I found him practicing his evil habits
nnd I started to punish him. He threw
himself on the floor and hurt his face.
J was about to strike him with, n strap
when my wlf? stopped mo and would not
let ,tnc strike hini."
"Was your wife fond of Ralph?"
"Yes, nnd 'When she used to iell me
Jhat Ralph was a good boy, we were
of Happy ns could be."
"Was your wife well thnt. morning?"
"No, she wns very 111 the morning I
left home. T klsped her and my, children
"Whnt happened when you left homo
that morning?"
"I went to Dr. Smith's to help In nn
operation. I wool for some ends from
th? shoemaker. I went to Ruby
Jacobs'* and had a drink. I then went to
Crirtl's, who .asked nie to take JST> to his
bank- 1 went to Smith's again nnd
then to Jiusohs's, where \ had another
drink. I then went to pet n bale nf
straw for Dr. Smith. I went to Clav
Btreet to see a man named Riddle, tlirp
I wenl to gee a man named May. I
went into a barber shop and pot shaved
nnd got my hair rut, there the bank book
dropped out and I put the money in my
pocket. Later i found that I bad lost
part of the money. I l(now 1 had to re
ple.ce the money. I couldn't get It In
Richmond and so I eatiirht the midday
train to New Y<*>rli, nnd reached New
Tork late that night. r knew t eould
get the money In New York. T nent n
teU-f-mm to my wife telling her thnt
all wns well. I d'dn't know anything
aty>Ut my Child's death until I saw It in
(he New York Journal r>n .the following
Sundev evening.'
The Arrest in New York. .
"I w.-.s in a hotel wben two gentle?
men asked me If my name was Shenpard
IT. Smith, and where I lived. I said yes.
They then said that ] was wanted for
murder in Manchester. I wns then taken
to n cell nnd kept there."
"Has Mr. Crull been paid?"
"Yes. 1 would have ]vii<l him on the
lay I WBS nrresttd but I was locked up
kn<3 could not gel to pay Mm "
"Why was rbe marriage kept secret?"
"Because my brother -?M the (jay of
my rnarrigge would be the date of' my
Crpss-exanilnntlon by Mr. Page:
"How old were you when your brother
threatened to rtltcharge von?"
S,'I was''33 year* of ace"
?"?M.iat were ym; gftllng?"
'18D a week and commission,"
At One Sweep?
Prices Cut in Twain!
There's an,old Arabian proverb?*4 To-day's ac?
tion will save id-morrow's regret."
Come Here To-Day.
Men's and Boys' SUITS. HATS, SHOES, AND
FURNISHINGS at the most sensationally low'
Our Great Annual Midsummer Clearance Sale is On.
Men's Fine Suits.
Hundreds of $13.50 and $15.00 Suits?all sizes-*- fhr\ gjri
Hundreds of $18.00, $20.00 and $22.00 Suits, at {? 4 rs ?f\
.only .1.npl 6*U\J
Hundreds of $25.00, $28.00 and $30.00 Suits, at
only .,..,.?.
A Great Shoe Opportunity.
Hanan's and other $5.00, $5.50 and $6.00 Shoes in (t ^2 ^7C
this sale at only. .*pO? / O
Our Best-of-All $3.so.'and $4.00 Shoes on sale
now at only..,.'.
Sensational Straw Hat Sale.
$7.80 Panamas
SB.00 Dunlap
Straw* at
$4.00 Dunlap
Straw* at
$3.00 Straws ?
$2.BO Straw*
All Straws up to $2.00
at only
Boys' Wear,
Everything. from a negligee
shirt to thefinest suits here at
about half prices.
$3.00 Suits
at - '. -
$4.00 Suits
$B,00 and $6.00
Suits at
$7.80 and $8.BO
Suits at
. $1.95
. $2.50
Boys' W&sh Suits.
$2.B0 and $3.00
Wash Suits,
$4.00 and $8.00 <*,,. -n
Wash Suits, >P6.3U
<$"See tho Special QBcWasli
Suit Sale!
The Big 35c Sale.
7Bc Mother's Friend
Shirtwaist*, -
73c Mother's Friend
Bloua* Waist*, ?
7Bc Boys' Fancy
Negliges Shirts,'
Fresh Furnishings at Frazzled Prices.
50c Fancy String Ties at
12 l-Uc.
50c Black String Ties at
75c Fancy Four-ln-Hands
at BOo.
$1.50 Bathing Suits, ipl.OO.
35c and 50c Hose~~at
12 l-2c.
75c Fancy Hose at 80c.
$2.00 Pajamas, ?1.45.
$2.00 Bathing Suits, 9l.no.
Lines of $1,50 Fancy Un?
derwear, 0,"c.
$1,25 Fancy Underwear,
65c Fancy Underwear, *15c.
$1,25 odd garments, 75c,
Lines of $2.50 Shirts at
?1.50. .
$1.25 Shirts at 85c.
85c Shirts at 150c.
$1.50 White Shirts at ifl.OO.
0. H. BERRY & CO.
"Whero wore you living?" .
''On 14th Street."
"Whore did your wife live, then?"
'160 W. 96th Street.
"How did you happen to marry away
from your home In S6uth Brooklyn?"
"Because I only knew one Alderman,
John Bridget's, who was here."
"Whero did. you get your license?"
"There is no license necessary."
"Did you take.a paper showing that you
were married by the magistrate?"
"No sir." .,
"Who were present at the marriage?"
"Sonic friends of Mr. Brldgers?"
"Do you know who they were?"
"Then IT you wanted to prove your mar
riaKe, you could not?"
"Yes, I suppose tho 'vital statistics' of
New York will show."
"Did you ever consult a doctor to ses
If tho habits could be cured?"
"No sir, I tried to conceal It."
"Did you ever tell any one in Man?
""No, sir."
"Was the child extremely dull and
"Yes, when be , practiced ,Ute vlcoi
when he did not ho^vould^bo brighter."
"He died ' when 'he was -five and one
half years old?"
"Yos,. sir."
"You suy he could count up to 100 and
print his name?"
"Yes, sir."
"You never consulted a physician?" .
"No, sir."
'' "Did your wife consult one?"
"No, (.Ir; she did not."
"And still you say you loved tho boy?"
"Yes, sir."
Juror Taken 111.
The rourt then tnnit a recesB of thirty
mliuKcs on account of tho Illness of
Juror J. M. Wilkinson, of Chesterfield
county. Shepherd K. Smith remained on
the witness .stand during the recess.
Mr. Pngd continued the ctobs examina?
"Did you nnd .your wife punish tho
child as severely In FaJrmouht as In'Man?
chester? '
"Yes, Blr."
"Then for eighteen months you whipped
that child; how often?"
"Twice or more a week."
"Did you not realize that the beating
could, not continue?"
"I realized that If ho..wns 'not cured
hr* would end In a lunatic rfsylum."
Had not your wife beaten (lint child
long enough to know that It did no
good?" ? '
"You continued ? It for eighteen
"Yes," It was tho only way 1 knew of
correcting It."
"Why did you not send for n doctor?"
"Because I never send for a doctor. X
Attend to the cases myself. I am no doc?
tor, but 1 am a goorl nurse?"
"You say the boy fell nnd hurt hiB
"1 do. lie fell out of the door and hurt
his head, on tho left Bide, 1 think,' I
washed the place."
"Old you whip him that morning?"
"No, filr."
"Did your wife whip him then'.'"
"No, bir."
Did you know that your boy was
ccurred up like this? (Showing witness
the charts made by Dr. Broudnnx.)
"You never attempted to stop your
*A i!'??'.'"
In examination by Mr. Wells;
"What did you state, about lMlph being
stupid. Whnt did you mean?"
"1 mean he wn^ weak and dull and
stupid after IiIh vl<-f>." .
"Mr. Pago ,(Hked you aUmt his being
bright; Did you tni'un to Bay th/'.t he was
brighter wbcn he had not been prictlclne
his vlca?"
"Yes, sir; that's just what I meant?"
?Witness was then told to stand aside.
Mr. H. M. Smith stated to tho court
that the next witness would be tho pris?
oner and that ho desired permlBslon to
withdraw for a few minutes. His client
he said was extremely unwell, wor.se
than at any time during the trial and he
would like her to get a little fresh air
before going upon the stand.
Judge Clopton took a recess and allowed,
the prisoner and her counsel to withdraw.
"When court reconvened, Mr. H. M.
Smith arose and said;
"If your honor please, we close our case
at this point."
Mrs. Smith, the prisoner, was brought
Into court In a fainting condition, sup?
ported by Mr. Smith, her husband, and
Mrs. Ashburnor. She looked aa though
she were about to faint.
Judge Clopton stated to counsel for
the defense that they would be allowed to
put the .prisoner on the stand at 3:30
o'clock If they desired to do eo.
Mr. H. M. Smith, senior counsel, then
stated that they would certainly put her
on the stand If the state of her health
Germltted. Ho said she had completely
roken down.
Recess was then taken until 3:30 o'clock.
(Mr. Page stated that he feared he
would be unable to conclude his case dur?
ing the afternoon session. His witnesses
aro scattered, and all cannot bo gotten
together until to-morrow.)
Prisoner's Counsel Seeks to Break
Down Mrs. Lum.
Court did not reconvene after recess
until 3:50 P. M? Judge Clopton waiting
for Mr. Page's witnesses. Mrs. Smith,
tho prisoner, entered almost in a faint?
ing condition, supported bj her husband
and Mrs. Ashburner. Dr. Townsend, her
brother, followed with Mr. Henry Doe
Mr. Pago offered as evidence the Indict?
ment against Sheppard Knapp Smith as
accessory to the murder of Ralph Smith.
Mr. II. M. Smith objected. Judge Clopton
read the Indictment and admitted It as
Mr. H. M. Smith noted an exception.
The first witness called by Mr. Page on
rebuttal was Dr. Henson, who had al?
ready been on the stand.
"At the autopsy on the boy's body, held
at the Medical College of Virginia, wero
Dr. Williams and other doctors?-"
Mr. Smith objected to question as not
being rebuttal.
TIih Jury was sent out and the question
was argued by counsel. ?
Mr. Pago contended that tho defense
had engaged Dr. Ennlon Williams to ex?
amine tho body, and that after ho had
made the examination,, he was not called
by tho defense. Ho said that he wanted
the Jury to know that Dr. Williams hud
not been put upon the stand.
Mr. Smith In a warm speech stated
that they had made no denial that Dr.
Williams was their expert. Ho stated
that the question was one that should
lie argued by counsel and not brought
out by witness.
Judge Clopton ruled that certain ques?
tions should bo asked.
Mr. Page then began to question ?wit?
"State If Dr. Ennlon Williams took
home tissues of the chld'g body?"
"Ho did, sir."
(Witness here wentlntp a description
of the eaHe of l|*e evil habit alleged.)
Mr, Smith objected vigorously to tho
questions of Mr. Pago. Judge Clopton
ruled with Mr, Page and defense noted
Cross-examined by Mr. Smith:
"Have you ever had any cxperlenco?"
No, 1 never huve had.
"Vou have never had a case?"
"Dr, Hodges was for many yenrs pres
Idenl 01 your college?"
"Yes, sfr."
"Did 1 understand vou to say you
would recommend tying tile hands?"
"Would not a inotlmr think of this?"
> eg, i suppose so."
"\\'?uid you recommend whipping*?"
\<s, sir, as I would for anything
Dr. Ingram, the Jail physician, wus
?;Whei) did you *oe Estelle Smith?"
After shf was In Jail."
Was sho In bad health?"
Shu said she was too healthy and did
not need a doctor. She said she had been
very healthy. In other words, she said
she had been healthy'all her life. I af
terwards treated her for trivial troubles."
.,iYnut |R her n*ental condition?"
She seemed to bo quiet and dignified.
She Is very Intelligent."
Cross-examination by Mr. Smith:
aJ.?wJra?n-' 'IP1*8 have y?u see-* Mrs.
Smith during tho two months she has
been in jail?"
"Marbo twenty times."
"Are you prepared to say that this
' ? i'?was not suffering from female trou?
"I cannot deny that."
Dr. Ingram then stood aside.
Mrs. Crostlc was again put upon the
"The night you examined the child's
body, did you find anything wrong?"
"What did Mrs. Smith tell you?"
"She said the 'child was born that
"What kind of child was Ralph?"
"He was a bright,'Intelligent little fel?
"Was he fond of play?"
"Ho was fond of play, but he was
kept close."
Mrs. Crostlc then stood aside.
Mrs. Haynes. a sister of Mrs. Crostlc,
was again called to tho stand.
"The night you examined the body
did you notice anything wrong?"
"was Mrs. Smith asjj.ed about It?"
"Yes, Mrs. Smith said he had been so
since his birth."
"What kljid of boy was he?"
"Ho was bright and had nice man?
Mrs. Hnyncs then stood aside.
Bertha Turner was then again called.
,'.tlow. ,m,??y times havo you played
with Ralph'/''
"A lot. 1 don't know how many times."
Did you play with him long times?"
Yes, air.
"Whero would you play with him?"
?In tho yard and In tho house."
. , How many times did you play with
"I don't know; I played with him right
"Did you ever see him do anything
wrong?" **
"No, air." '
Cros8-*xaiulnatton by Mr. Smith:
"Did you play with him?"
Yer, sir."
"Did ho play with any other child?"
"Yes, sir."
Mrs. Lum Recalled.
Mj-s. Hum was then recalled.
"What kind of a child was Ralph?" ?
"Ho.was loving and nice."
"Was ho fond of play?"
"Yes, he wns."
"Did Mrs. Smith ever tell you that the.
child had a. secret vlco?"
' "No. sir." ?? .
"Was Mrs. Smith intimate with you?"
"Y^s, sir."
"Was the child loft nlono often?"
Yes. His mothor would often go away
and leave him In tho yard or In the
Mr. Smith's crosB-oxnmlnntlon:
"Did you ever live in Richmond"
"Yes, sir."
'/Who were you then?"
Mrs. Arnold."
"Wlvero wero you married?"
That's my business."
"Did not Mr. Arnold say you were not
married to him?" '
"I refuse to nnswer."
"Did you ever get a divorce from. Mr.
"Yes." v
"I refuse to answer."
Don't you know you never got a di?
vorce and never wore married to Mr.
"I refuse to nnswer."
'When did you marry Mr. Lum?"
I refuse to answer."
Did you not iivo with Mr, Lum beforo
you married him?"
"I refuse to answer."
Mrs, i,uni then left tho witness Btnnd,
Blaring ut Mr. Smith, whllo the crowd
Mrs. Turner wan then recalled to the
stand. i
"How often was Ralph ul'o'no?"
"Right often."
"Did she ewer go to Richmond?"
"Was the phlld often nt your ho'uao?"
"Right often."
"Did she evor toll you of any vice ho
"She never did." "
? "Did yoti over dotoet tho child Sir* >W*
(secret vice?" t
j "No,'"ifilr." ?*"
Mrs. Turner then stood nulde.
Oirl on Stand.
Roan Woolnrd wns then cnlled by the
Ro.tn In n. child thirteen yenrn of ngo.
Hho lives on Cnrrlngton Street, In Rich?
mond, v :
"Did you ever live In Fftlrmount?"
"Did you live near Mrs. Smith?"
"Yes, Just across tho street," /
"Do you know Itdw she trcatod Rnlph7"
"She, treated him very oruolly."
i (Mr, Smith objected to question. Jttdgn
Clopton.overruled objection and oxceptlon
wns noted.) ? '
? "Did you honr him scream?"
"Yes, often."
"Do you remember nnythlng elso?"
"Yes, I saw Mr. Smith pour water over
Ralph on tho back porch, nnd 1. hoard
screams and 'licks.' "
"How many buckets-did you count7"
"1 think I., counted'nine buckots."
Judge Clopton nsked: "Who wns strik?
ing tho licks?"
"I donx know."
"Wns Mr. Smith strlklnc .tho licks?"
"Nq, sir."
Cross-examination by Mr. Smith:
"When wns this?"
"In June, I think."
"You tvoro on tho pavdment?"
"Yes, sir."
"And they lived In one of a row of
"Yos, sir."
"There was n narrow nllev between?"
Yes, sir." ,,
!!'.'.'*oro.wns n fronl yrd, wns there?"
"Yes, sir."
"'And you say you could look down that
narrow alley from the front pavement
and sep whnt was going on.on the back
"Yes, sir."
"Was this" the only time you saw
them do It?"
"Yes, sir."
Rosa then stood aside.
Mrs. Woolnrd was then called.
"Where, do you llvo?"
/ "At No. 1817 Cnrrlngton Street, Rich?
mond." '
"Are you the *moth'cr of Rosa?"
"Yon, sir." |
''Did you know Mrs. Smith and her
"Yes, sir."
"How did Mrs. /Smith treat Ralph?"
'.She treated him cruel."
(Mr. Smith objected. Court overruled,
and an exception was noted.)
"Did she ever strike him?"
"J. aon,'t knows 1 heard cries."
i ou lived some dlBtnnco off 7"
Yes, sir."
!!I!*en the o*-'05 must hnvo been loud?"
They were."
"Did you ever see any marks on tho
"Yes, I saw bruises."
'You say there was a marked difference
In the treatment of the children?"
168, there was,"
Mrs. Woolnrd stood aside.
The court then took a recess until 10
o clock to-morrow morning.
.Mr'. pi,B.e, w,n Probably finish by 11.
o clock Friday morning, and then coun?
sel for defense will introc'iice witnesses
In sur-robuttal.
Tho Instructions wero talked about In?
formally, but His Honor declined to hear
a discussion Inst night.
Mr.' Page declined to say how many
more witnesses he would put on. !
Counsel for defense will probably put
on two witnesses In sur-robuttal.
>5ix Thousand More Than When
Legislature Was in
(Special to The. Times-Dispatch)
RALEIGH, N. C. July. 6.-.Tho man?
agers of the Raleigh Dispensary to-day
? turned over tho city a check for $H,000,
.representing the net earnings of the insti?
tution during the second quarter of th?
'present year. It shows an Increase of $6,
000 over the first quarter, despite the fact
that the Legislature was In session dur?
ing tho first quarter. Under the amend
ed law the $14,000 will be divided, $5,600
to the city,, and.$4,200 each to the public
school fund and the county roads.
The nackney Wagon Company, of Wil?
son, Is authorized by tho Secretary of
State to increase capital from $60,000 to
$100,000. W. D. Hackney is the president
of the concern.
A charter Is Issued for tho Bank of
Rlchlands, capital $25,000 authorized, and
H.0C0 subscribed by C. F. Lawrence and
others, of Durham. Rlchlands is In Ons?
low county. >
The penitentiary authorities report the
escape of Will Alford, a convict, serving
seven years for a felony, from tho convict
camp In Harnett county, the escape being
due to the gross carelessness of a guard,
who has been dismissed.
Tho directors of the penitentiary de?
cided last night to Increase the chargo
for convict labor from $1 to $1.25 per day.
Several hundred convicts are hired out
In various parts of tho State on rail?
roads and other works, and tlwse con?
tractors will now havo to pay the addi?
tional 25 cents per day If they retain the
squads they have. The prison authori?
ties have In hand an offer of $1.25, hence
tho Increase. Present contractors will bo
given tho preference If they agreo to the
Tho penitentiary authorities sold 300
bales of cotton yesterday at 10 1-2 cents,
and SO bales some days ago at 9 1-2 cents.
Tho directors announce their deslro ? to
buy $10,000 North Carolina State bonds,
using profits from tho operations of the
prison. Tho prlnclpnl crops now being
cultivated on tho Btrue prison fnrms nre
1,300 acres each of cotton and corn and
600 acres of ground peas. AH nre doing
Announcement Is made by President
Winston of the Agricultural and Me?
chanical College thnt tho examinations
for entrance to tho college will bo held
In every county In tho State Thursday,
July 13, tit tho courthouse, under the
direction of the county superintendent of
The Industrial Club of .Raleigh, com?
posed of tho young men of tho city, was
formed Inst night, there being thirty
seven charter members. Mr. Alexander
Webb, general manager of the North
Carolina Home Insurance Company, was
elected president, and Mr. Staplo3 Fuller
secretary. The purposo Is tho promotion
of the general Interests of Raleigh, nnd
the constitution provides that thoro shall
bo an annual banquet.
Dtmlop Flour Is mado
from the best winter
wheat, bo carefully mill?
ed that all tho wtaoat
flavor and strength Is re?
tained. It Is pure, nu*
trituous and guaranteed
to be the very beat flour
made. Sold by all gro?
cers. Tako no eubBti.
rtUR LINE Is so largo and so
v varlod that oyory musical tasto
may be gratlQod. Ab long as
our patrons got what thoy want,
we had as soon sell one Piano no
another. Which raeanB that wo
do hot push tho product of any
one factory.
There Is a great advantage
in buying whero you havo an
absolute freedom of choice from
different makes of pianos. Honrlng
this variety of excellent instru?
ments onp after another gives a
fairer chnnco of comparison than
If we offered sovoral pianos from
tho same factory.
A certain piano may have a de?
fect that docs not exist In ono of
another factory. Play thorn side
by side and tho defect will be np*
parent. Try tho oxporimont with
one from tho sanio factory and
you will not notice tho defect, as
it. will probably bo found iu all
the pianos of that factory.
]Wc Invite Your Inspection of the Best Line of Pianos
, ? . in the South.
103 E. Broad 103 E. Broad
Terrific Storm in Texas Swept
People and Property
Crops Destroyed and Hundreds
of Head of Cattle
(By Associated rress.)
FORT WORTH, TBX., July 6.-Twenty
slx persons are known to have been killed
and fifty Injured by the tornado which
swept over a portion of Montague county
in the northern part of this State yester?
day afternoon. The propery loss will prob?
ably total KOO.OOO. Following Is a revised
list of the dead:
INF\ANT of Lawrence Pillow.
THREE CHLDREN of Mrs. Tumleson.
FOUR CHILDREN of Mrs. Lester.
Among the more seriously Injured are:
Miss M. Potts.
C. O. Shackelford.
Four /Shackelford children.
Severely hurt:
Clnlbirnc White, may die.
Miss Annie Austin.
J. B. Wood.
Frank Wood.
Swept Everything Before It.
The tornado made its appearance near
Nornno at 3:30 o'clock In the afternoon
from a cone-shaped greenish cloud. Tho
force of tho wind swept everything In Its
path. Small houses wore lifted from
their foundations and carried many yards.
Other structures wero blown down, and
In many Instances their occupants wero
caught In tho crashing timbers. The
storm traversed an area about three
miles wide and flfteon In length. Crops
were beaten to tho ground and Jlve
stock suffered severely, hundreds of cat?
tle being killed or maimed,
Tho Methodist and Baptist churches
at Belcher wero blown to the ground,
but so far ns can "bo learned no loss of
life accurrcd there. Long Branch school
house, four miles west of Montague, wa^
destroyed, and the Dixie school house,
Blx miles south, was demolished. The
students In both these Bchools escaped
erlous Injury.
Several of the most valuable farms In
upper Texas wore directly In tho path
of tho storm, ano tho death list is largely
made *up of country people. Nocona was
tho only town that suffered materially, tho
tornado claiming Beveral victims there
and In Its Immediate vicinity.
Many houses wero damaged In Monta?
gue; and tho loss there will bo consider?
able. Tho courthouse sustained the, loss '
of Its roof nnd three churches wero par- j
tlnlly destroyed. ? ?.
Tho tornado traveled In n southeasterly
direction and spent its force In about half
an hour.
Reformed Church.
(Speclnl to The Times-Dispatch.)
GASTONIA, N. C, July 6.-vAt /tho;
morning session of the convention of tho j
young people of the Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church, the nominating com-;
mltteo recommended tho following offi?
cers, nil of whom wero oltctcd: ,
, President, Rev. A, S. Rogers, of Rock
Hill, B. C; Vice-President, J. A. Russell,
of Charlotte; Seorotary, Mrs. WUlio K.:
Douglass, of Duo West, S, C.j Press Sec?
retary, Julltut S. Miller, of Chnrlotto;
Railroad Secretary, Major AV. W. Boyco,
of Rook Hill, H. 0.; Treasurer, J, T. Mc
GUI, of dastonlfi. '
There aro now about throe hundred
delegates In attendance.
? ' >
Live Wire Blocks Cars.
Cars woro blocked nt Eighteenth nnd
Broad Btroots for half an hour yesterday
afternoon by the breaking of a llyo wire.
Oakwood and Main Street car No, ? 831
was passing tho crossing, when Ub trol?
ley ? jumped tho wire, striking against
the oross-wlrns with sufllojent force to
caitBe a broak. The live wire sputtered
and slzzed. and n curious crowd, every
one of whom whs In danger of being
shocked, gathered near, SlxUen cars
wero blocked before the dantage waa j?
Wo nre going to continue our
special snlo of CuUGloss for
another week, so as to admit
of others taking advantage of
our low prices on the "most
desirable" of all things for
wedding presents? Wu quote
prices on some; items:
Cub-Glnss Olive Dish.91.00
Cut-Glass Handled Olive Dish,
Cut-Glass Spoon Tray... .92.50
Cut-Glass Footed Bon-Bon,
Cut-Glass Footed Tall Bori
Bon, 9?-00.
Cut-Glass, 7-inch-Nappy, 92.00
Cut-Glass 8-inch Berry Bowl,
Cut-Glass 0-Inch Berry Bowl,
Cut-Glass 10-Inch Vase. .92.50
Cub-Glass 14-Inch Vase. .95.00
Cut-Glass 1 - quurt Pitcher,
Cut-Glass S.pint Tail Pitcher,
Cut-Glnss Footed Berry or
Fruit. Bowl. 98.00.
.-< Hundreds: of > other items at
correspondingly low prices.
All our cut-glass Is cut on
the best of American blanks
and tho cnttlngs aro superb.
The E. B.Taylor Co.
Richmond, Va*,
Mending Machinery
Mend With
Send to factory for new piece or have
expensive pattern made and new piece
| #>hene 1186, 2404-2406 E. Main Street.
Sole owners of patent rights here,
(nor* ;.. ." 'J
Roconjinwided for
Medicinal and Family Use.
, Bold by all
First-class Dealors. .
General Agent,
Richmond, Va.
Rlchmpnd.Trunk M'f'g Co., 506 Brook
Avenue, 'Phone 2564. Trunks
Callud for and Delivered,

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