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r.ast Tverekaria, shipping from the t?oti of house*, occasionally throwing ? bomb on Advancing patrols nnd making urf on tin. npp?artit'icti of artillery. The i. mnnnt* nf tlie insurrection now l.-ick cohCBlon or ? hcftd. The city ?>r Moscow bears the jilctuN tique ?Appearntii e or ? battlefield, i.ifllrers nn-. everywhere seen galloping ihrough Iho Streets or being driven about In rap? idly moving Fleigh?. accompanied by (?scorta of dragoons or Cossacks. The ?enter of tho city to-day showed signs nf life. The stores were leopotied and tbo Inhabitants, who lmd been cooped up for five days, were venturing Out for n breath of fresh air. The troops began operations this m ?ru? ing nt the triumphal tir-h. bombarding and d'nio.ishiiig an immense hnrr.cado near the ear Stuhles of the I) ?eight ? Com? pnny, which bad been built behind over inirnil tram cars. Then,??, slowly pivot? ing fjVHri the arch, the folunins swept PACT ward, cleat lug nil the slu:el,s of Tversknla and north of the' boulevard which separated tlie battleground from the cciuer of the city. A correspondent Of the Associli ted Press Accompanied one of the columns for an hour, during which time the soldiers Of the "DrUJlna'* nowhere attempted to hold ' the barricades. After firing a few shots thoy invariably scampered off. The operations of the troops In the Brtirinala districts disclosed ninny inter-, eating traces of yesterday's lighting, which brought the walls of a hundred houses tumbling about the ears of their defenders. Tho Prokhoroff cotton ?till, th..? headquarters Of the DruJInit, and ninny other bruises for the dislalico of li mile between the boulevard nn_ the triumphal arch were, in ruins. Kverv street tributary of~the TvorskOl boulevard uns stoutly barricaded, ns mfjnv ns seven being counted within two hundred yards of ? sIiikIo street. These ??vUIenlly r?nne?' Ihe first line of de Tense and the net work of streets behind vere barrlcadod nt intervals. These bar? ricades wero left standing, the troops having strategically made a circuit, to an Oien plain northwest of the city which enabled tlicin to tnko tho revolutionists In the rent?, compelling the evacuation of tbe position practically without loss, ns tho revolutionists were unable to fight tho artillery with revolvers, and they possessed few rifles. House nfter house ?mowed yawning Chasms produced by shells. The spirit Shops and cheap lodging houses occupied by the student revolutionists were Ino principal sufferers? The barricades. though they could not be defended against artillery, were well constructed of tele? graph poles, fences, heavy doors, Iron court-yard gates and signs, all Interlaced with wire. A lumber yard In the vicinity furnished material for thirty barricades. Red flogs were still defiantly floating over some of the barriers, but throughout Ihe district the correspondent saw neither "Drujinists'? nor soldiers. It was like a deserted Held over which the tide of a bat? tle had swept. It Is not possible to venture all estimate of the casualties which, however, are not heavy, either In the cuse of the troops or of Ine "Dru.Hna." The populace havo been awful sufferers. Crowds have been mowed down by rifle volleys, the (Ire of plachino guns and the grape and shrapnel ; of. the artillery. Innocent, persons even fell before tbe bullets of tho revolutionists while inspecting barricades. MARSHAL SHOT BY CAR BARN ROBBERS (By Associated Press.l TOIJ3DO, ' OHIO, December 2S.?Mar : ?hai Frank Thornton; of Perrysburg, was shot in tho abdomen this morning while : attempting, with his deputy, William . fecott, to arrest five men suspected of rob? bing a car barn in Toledo last Sunday morning. Marshal Thornton was to-night taken to the Toledo Hospital for an opera, tlou. His condition is critical. Scott was Fhot in the foot. All day the country between Toledo and Perrysburg wan scoured by citizens, police olllccrs and deputy sheriffs In un effort to round up the gang that "?lid the shooting.? Several suspects wero arrested. Fire at Niagara Falls. (?? Associated Press.) . NIAGARA FALLS, December 2S.? Three hotels and several other buildings adja? cent to them wero badly damaged by fire which started to-day in the grocery store of Faxon, Williams and Faxon, In tho Sasement of the old Porter Hotel. GIL. (MIL'S PIPER DREW FORTH APPLAUSE (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) BALTIMORE, December '?S.?Tlie Amer ' lean Historical Association bold tho fourth session of Its convention at Johns Hopkins University to-day. The subjects under discussion wero "History ln tho College" and "Problems Presented lo His? torical Societies " Tlio Sonili, Ine iid.ng ?Virginia, came In for a largo share of the discussions. Among the speakers were Reuben G. Tb walte, secretary ?if the State Historical <i?'c!ety.. Of Wisconsin; Thomas M. rnven, dlror>.'r of the Doparti ?ient of Archiv?s and History. Montgom? ery, Ala. ,???,? Dunbar Rowland, ?line or of the Department of Archives and His? tory, Jackson, Miss. Tho last numed gentleman passed through Richmond on ?is way North and spent some time at the Virginia State Library discussing mat orient mailers In the South. Mr. James Alston Caboll, who repre? sented the "Association foi the Prese, va? llon bf Virginia Antiquities,'? gava au outline of the work done by his society. He explained how they had preserved the "Powder Horn" in WUHairusburg, and, having acquired the sito of Jamestown, how they had influenced the United Slates government to build a jetty wall, Hnsurlug its preservation. JLs address oc? casioned great applause. Dr. H. C. Mitchell received congratula? tions lor bis .very happy remarks made before the American Association of Poli? tical Science, in which be said that ho believed that the association could be a great power towards the elucidation of the Southern problem, but that It could only hope to accomplish anything bv ap? proaching ihe subject In ? thoroughly sympathetic spirit. A luncheon was tendered the associa - .tion by tbe night Rev. William Parot and .Mrs. Parot at the episcopal resi? dence on Mudiseli Street. Tbe following members of the Virginia delegation were present: Professor John H. Latano, of Washington and Lea University; Profes? sor H. W. Arnold. Randolph-Mao?ll Wo? man's College; James Alston Caboll John P. Kennedy, Virginia Stato Librari? an; Dr. S. C Mi'.lull. Ri.limolili Col? lei?..?; Edward h. Evane. Virginia St.it,? Library, and Miss Caroline L. Sparrow Friday's scusimi of the ?. II. ?. will be held nt Washington, ? h're Mr Chnuti Uoi irthlngton ford I ns pn pared inn? scr'nts In the Library <>?' CongresH nnd other nrransfen.<.?? have boon mado for the entertainment and comfort of llu visiting members, '?Borry's for Clothes." FOR YOUMG MEW OF ALL AGE There's nn epidemic of "fine dressing" In town ?perhaps our window displays have brought It on. Those who have taken our cure are all feeling just right. The after-effects are great.? fine looks and December com? fort. Suits and Overcoats, $10 up. Fine Shoes, $3.80 up. Hats?all prices, and all good. VOICE OF Ml ID HMD OF ESIU Former? Governor Odcll Thus Cartoons Governor Higgins and President Roosevelt. (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Dftcembor 28.?Former Governor Udell, chairman of the Repub? lican Suite Committee, mado a statement to-nlglit concerning tho contest for the speakershlp of the Assembly in which he Is backing B. A. Merrltt, Jr., against J. W. Wadsworth, Jr., who has the support of Governor Ulggins. Mr. Udell said: "Tho gentleman up at Albany who is doing so much yelling just now has had sumo starch Injected Into his backbono by Roosevelt, lie never had any before. When you hear him talk those days, tho voice Is the voice of Jacob Higgins, but tlio hand Is tho hand of Esau Roose? velt. Fow persons aro declved by the talk about Roosevelt not Interfering In politics In this way In any oilier States. It Is entirely clear Roosevelt Is hack of Higgins in this speakershlp contest, and so-called Inspired denials do not count." "Is the report true that you will have something to say about tho collection of compitigli funds by Mr. Cortelyou last year?" Mr. Odoll was asked. "Before this fight Is over I may have a' 'good deal to say about this and other matters of interest including the Depew Rlack race for tho United States Ben ate. It Is altogether probnblo that I will contribute something? to. political litera? ture In tho near future?some chapters that may interest people." PETERS?ROBERTSON. ?> J-mond Minister Weds Popular Educator of Trn's City. (Succiai to Tho Times-Dispatch.) ROANOKE, VA.. December as.?Rev. J. Sidney Peters, of the "Virginia Confo enee, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and associane editor of the Baltimore and Richmond Christian Advocate; was qulot'y married yesterday at noun to Miss Sara Leo Robertson at tlie home of the bride, in Saloni, Va. Miss Robertson was a teacher ot music in the Woman's Col'egc, Richmond. Mr. Peters Is pastor of Trinltv Church; Rich? mond. Thoy will roside at No, 2302 East Broad Street, that city. Tlio father of the bride performed tho ceremony In a very Impressive manner In the presence of only tho family and a few Intimate neighbors. Tho bride '?yore a pretty suit of blue, with hat and gloves to mulch, and carried white roses. Immediately after tho ceremony lunch? eon wns partaken of, and Mr. and Mrs. Peters left on the noon train for a trip South. Rev. Mr. Peters Is pastor of tho Trinity Methodist Church and assordalo editor of tho Richmond and Baltimore Christian Advocate. He is now in lis second your at Trinity, whore ho lias done good work. The minister's bride is a very talented lady, who for several years has been teaching? music lit Iho Woman's College, tills city. It Is likely that? she wl 1 con? tinu?! tu meet her classes through tills session at least. Sho has a wido circle of acquaintances here nnd Is very pop? ular. KGLE RUSSELL GKS DP ES05 .Heeds Call of the "Buy.-," ami Leaves House for First Time in Weeks. (Special to The TirncB-Dlspntch.) NEW YORK, December 2S.-Tho allur? ing call of 100 per cent. Interest reached Russell Sag.? to-'day, drag;'.. ? him from his Fifth Avenue mansion, und planted him In his old Wall Street oiYIco for tho tlrst time In many weeks. ("Or three hours tli.? iilnoty-ycur-old ilniinclur lut nei; out money t.? Wall Strict borro were, and In that time ho got rid of ulibut |30,OOp,0CO ?$10,000,000 nn hour. This money was loaned lutei st ralo J? n 85 to DO per cent. The iimpetl to 125 when nil tho si;.?.? money whs i-iuu?-. hut laier on li dropped back to 70. "Don'l crowd the hoys ton hard," in? structed Mr. Huge aa he started lion-.e. Gain strength, new, rich blood, rrW life, vigorous health. .?You can do it. Thousands here In your own city are doing it. ' "bit Ton Gives prompt results, If you are run down or weakened by overwork or ill-health, this is the on? dependable builder for you to try, It picks you right up. You feel better from the very start. (: ' "FOR SALE BY ALL DnUGCHSTS:r:z^-____: FEHR'S MALT TONIC DBPT? Lou^vOlc, K-y, ? Appropriations Won't Permit Molding Joint ?Vt?inoeuvres on So Large <t Scalo. HART'S HANDIWORK HOODOOED Richmond Has Only Statue of Clay By Famous Sculptor. Fates of Others. (From Our Regular Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, IX C, December 28.? Army nfliecrs arc discussing, with differ? ences of opinion, tho question of holding I joint manoeuvres during tho next year.' I While lie War Department has recently favored tho enterprise, lis est?males pro? viding for tho regular army and for tho mllltla, there is a shadow of douht over tlio prospect In view of tho announced determination of House lenders that Con gross shrill hold appropriations down to ?i.l)Solule ncioosslClcs. Should Cbngross malto an exception, tho department will arrange for one largo encampment, prob? ably in the Middle West or In tho North, and for two smaller encampments, one of which will lie on tho Pacino sltjpo. Western mllltla men are moving for tt big encampment In tho fnr West, but tills moots objection on account of ilio long distances to bo traveled by widely scattered troops and the great expenso of transportation. The principal encampment Is, there? fore, likely to bo held somewhere In tho East, with tho final choleo botwco'n the Middle North and the South. Of the many things to be taken Into consideration is tho difficulty of finding adequato camp? ground, unencumbered by the season's fanning operations and freo from settle? ment, and without serious cost to tho department. In Virginia; two years ago, where Ilttlo qf the laud tho troops occupied was used for tho season's farming, tho damnges alleged were considerable. Again it Is held it would bo out of the question to havo the great summer mllltnry school and exercises in any country employed to any extent In manufacturing enterprises. Army officers disagrco as to tho value of going to large expenso to got out tho mllltla for training, with the regulars. Some of them say tho State troops do not long enough remain with tho regulars to make It worth while to put them Into camp logother and have the'm go through field operations. But the War Department has taken the opposite vlow nnd will ask Congress to make tho necessary appropriations lor joint manoeuvres. One Hart Statue of Clay. The destruction of tho statuo of Henry Clay In the courthouse at Louisville, Ky., which burned Tuesday of this wee?, served to recall to the mind of a Ken tncklan in Washington to-day that the only one of tho several statues of Clay, mado by Jool T. Hart, the celebrated Kentucky sculptor, that Is now In exis? tence is tho ono in the Capitol Square in Richmond. Three years ago the court? house at Lexington, Ky.. was burnod nnd the tsatuo of Clay -n'as badly damaged, though not destroyed. Tho ono In tho Louisville courthouse was completely de? molished, the dome of tho building falllng on It. The Richmond work of Hart Is tho only statuo of Clay left,' as it came from tho hand of tho Kentucky nrtlst. A strage '.fatality seems to hiive followed tho work of Hart. Threo statues of Gre? cian goddesses from bis chisel have Jfieen destroyed In sotpo manner, and ? cele? brated pleco of his, called "Tho Triumph of Clinstlty," was demolished several years ago by a fire In Louisville, Ky. Hart was ono of tho earliest of Amor lean sculptors. He was born near Lex? ington In 1810. He was ? marble-cutter, but ho gave such striking evidence of artlstlo ability that ho was indutpd to undertake sculpture. General Casslus M. Clay sat to him, and -was so much pleased with tho result ho helped him pursue his studies In this country und abroad. Gen? eral Andrew Jackson also sat for a bust. It was nfter making a marblo" statuo of General Clay that Hart was commissioned to make tho sUvtue of Henry Clay, which now stands In tho Capitol Square In Rich? mond. The commission was probably given him by tho Legislature. Tho statuo was placed ln tho Square in 18?9, seven years after tho death of Mr. Clay, but the commission was not executed until tho passage of several years after It was given. President's Eye On Senate. Tho bitter tight among New York Slate Republicans, In which President Roosevelt has espoused tho cause of Gov Parental Love a ad Duty Affeot Ilio Whole World Nothing louchrs the trader spot In ? Parent's heart llko n suffering Child. By building up tho children The Cot? Liver Oil Emulsion "Par Excel? lence." makes strong Men mid Women. It Is the duly of every Parent to give every Child a good stint lu life. Not every III tie ono eun hnve a Port une, but good Health can generally he as? sured. Tho Duty of Parent:?? extends not only lo their Children, bill to the World at Largo. The community ???j?nls every Child to bo Heiiithy. Weak and puny children are a souree of pain mid anxiety to their parents. Tho lTiis tnnstercd the many ills that onco Hiipped Rahy and youthful Ufo; and thus Consumption and tho Anaemic conditions which loud to It liave loRt their terrors. II. Is nn especially prepared, scientific combination of NorwofHan Cod Livor oll, Glyoorlne, Giialaool und the Hyp?phos phltos. There are two slues?B-nz. and 16-0"?;. Bottles; and tho Formula Is printed In 7 laiigunges en each. Beneficial results nro fibtnlncd nfter tho llrst dose. FREE TRIAI BOTTLE BY MAIL To provo the marvelous Medicinal and Food Proportlos of Ozomulslon, any reader of ihls paper who wishes to try Its cura? tive effects can Securo <i Trial Bottle Free by sending Name and Full Address to OZOMULSION LABORATORIES 98 PINE STREET, NEW YORK. ernor Higgins as against Governor Udell, has caused many to think tho President Is paving tho way to como to the Senato when his term shall have expired. ?Certain It Us, If Jumos W. Wndsworth, Jr., tho President's and Govornor ITiggins's candidate for tho Little Jimmie Pace entered in a race, He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum, Eating his Christmas pie ; And said what a good boy am I. speakershlp of tlie New York Assembly, bo elected. It will indicato that tho Pres? ident nnd his friends are In complete control of the Stale organization, and that if tho President has senatorial aspi rntlons they can be gratified. Thoro Is no partlciVir reason why Democrats and outsiders generally should talco, sides In the contest which is now JOHN CRAWFORD CNANEY, roiigrcHsitinii n??in Jntlluiin.?John 0, Ohoncy was h.irn mai? New Lisbon, n., fitly two years ago. li? KS.Vl Ills parent.- iimwil t?. a farm lieur I'.-tt Wn.vu.?. Ind. IM was ??(Incaled In th.? pub! I?.? ?chonls and nt. tin? Cnlversity of ? ???.???????, Kiadilatiiig al, tlie Ifttler h. ISS'.?, Ili- elltei'Od Ilio legul profesi-loii ill Sullivan, Ind., In IV?:'. and prnctlcod tli. t.> ????? l$$9, who? President Ilurrl'...ii nppolnleU him assistum to Ila I'nli.-d Slat??.?- Attorney-tii-iier-il. He resigned In 1?93 Mini look up Hi" active prautlco ot' hi? pjOfe'isjpi), Mr. Chuney has hern iiromlnotil in Hi.? Ropulill .?aii paity since is?uo. ivHaj? he or?nnl!-<*<l hi? parly '" Ihe Clurileld cuinn'Hlgn', He Uu.i had u wide exjierl.nuu as a public epeal'er, raging between tho President and ? be lempira Stato Governor, but tho Wftd3 worth family hliitory Is extremely Inter? esting, and even refreshing In a timo when wenlth appears to bring such slight sfiv-e of public responsibility on tho part of tho possessor. There Is sometli'n? fin?*? ? in tlie history ot the family, always a ?wcnllhy one, jot always allvo to the ? duties of c.itl-ciiRhlp. Founded Normal School. For one hundred anil fifteen years tho Wndsworthn have bren poten'inl in tin political ?ffatte of Now York State. It was In 170r> that two brothers?.lames and William Wndsworth?traveled In nn ox ?art from Durham, Conn., to western New* York, where thoy settled ln tho Gonesseo Valley, famed as tho garden spot of the Empire State. Thero tho brothers purchased from tho Holland Land Company and from Hie Six Na? tions several thousands of acres of land, In what was then known as tho Gonessc-o country. The money used In, linking , these purchases was'supplied by ? cousin, .leremli'.ii Wndsworth, a soldlet of tho Revolution. William lioennio a soldllT of the war of 381*2. and served under (QehCrftl Scott at the battle of Liindy's Lane. Ho died a .bachelor. The present lino of Wadswortha Is descended from ?liinies, the other brother, who was a man of wide rending und always took a. ?loop Interest In public affairs. As early as 1811 ho advocated the establishment of ! ilio normal schools, which have slnco done so much toward:? tho advancement of education In New York Stato. He also founded and endowed a high school and public library In Gene-s? ?. Jamos wits Ihe father of .Tames Snniuol, who was horn In 1807. Ho was educate?! at Harvard and Yale, and studied law Iti ilio offlco of Daniel Webster; was ad? mitted to the bar, but he went back to tin? Genosseo Valley and took over tho | management of the Wndsworth farms. ! which he afterwards Inherited from his rather and uncle. It may be said In this connection that thero are as many acres of land In tho Wndsworth family to-day as thero wero In (ho days of tho original Jamos nuc? William Wndsworth. Family in Civil War. James S.. Wadsworth began early to take an Interest In public affairs. He was originally a free soil Democrat, but upon tho organization of the Republican party ho became Identified with that party nnd was selected as an oledor on the Fremont ticket in lS?fi and again on the Lincoln ticket In lSiiO. Ho was chosen ;* delegato to tho Peace Convention In Washington hi 1S01, and did nil In his power to settle the contest between the States by peace? ful means. Rut when theso efforts proved futile ho voluntoretl his service tn Lin? coln, and served in tho Army of the Po? tomac until he was killed in tho battle of the Wilderness In May, 180?, command? ing the Fourth Division of tho Fifth Army Corps. All of his eons, threo '_ mini bor, nnd his son-In-law, served In the Union army during- the Civil War. In the Autumn or early winter of 1SG4, when a boy of 1(5, Jamos W. Wadstvlrth, th? present Congressman from the 31th district of New York, tho youngest son of General Jarnos S. "Wadsworth, left school where ho was preparing for Yale, and entered the army of the Potomac and served until the colse of the war. After Appoinattox, James W. Waasworth, returned to New Haven nnd finished his studies and then wont back to tho Gone seo Valoy to take up the work of his ancestors. Subsequently ho was elected to the 47th nnd 48th Congresses and after four years In the House lie returned to private life, but reentored Congress as ? member of the R2nd and has been returned ever since. Like his father before him, Jaulen W. Wndsworlli bus served his Slate un the Prosldcnt of the State Agrl etiltiiiirl Society. Jamen W. Wadsworth, Jr.. tho candi? date for Speaker of tho New York Assem? bly, wns graduated from Yule In ISiiS, nnd almost before Hie Ink on >Ib sheep? skin was dry be enlisted 111 a battery of artille,?.'.' for service In Porto Itieo. And right here It may be suid that fo.ur men Volunteered for the Spuulsh War from the village of aonesco, three of whom wera member** ot the Wiidsv.vth family. After his term of enlistment expired and lie was honorably discharged, ho went to tin? Philippines, where, although not enlisted, he served tia u vomitoci? orderly to Colonel Pago of the Third United States Infantry. Upon his rei urn to the United St ? tin lie took up tho management, of a largo farm and begun to follow othcrwlso In the footsteps of his ancestors, for it was us untumi for Jumes W. Wnilsworth, Jr., to take a keen Interest In public affairs us it was for hint to shoulder a, musket, an his father. Ills grandfather and his grout-gnu id fut h er had dono before. In 190i lin was elected to Iho ITeglslBturu, and lust November he was re-elected. Tin- moral of this llttlo slfotch of four generations of James AViulsworth, If a moral is needed? Is that there is a placo for tlie educated and well-to-do young inri! of the country, and they are needed. Chokes to D^ath On Steak. (-OATKRVll.I-K, PA., llerembor 2$.? James Thompson, fl well-known resident of I ane.n'-tiir o inly, was e okotl lo itiuith to-day while eating; in a hotel hero. ? picce Of l.iref.-iteak wus wedged In his t liront, ft axt?Hre mino f\?? Curca a C?i? L'i OoaD?cy, Gnpttl 3 Day? ?ff?Jk Walter D. Moses & Co. 103 ?-st Broad Street. Ihe Piano Excellence THAT individual beauty and perfec? tion of build and tone that is found in every one of Moses & Co 's line is the buyers' safeguard. World famous?tested by tone experts?every known improvement add? ed?a price consistent with the superior quality ?these are a few of the advantages found in our line that comprises the makes of seven largest factories. ' Twenty-five years of experience marks us the oldest music house in Virginia. Come in, let us show you each instrument in detail. Try them. Try the Pianola or Pianola Piano?the, attachment that enables every one to play with ease. THE SEASON'S GREETINGS to every one of .our thousands of friends and patrons. You have made this year the best in twenty-five for us?wc hope it has been an unusually good one for you.' "Good cheer 1. A merry Christmas 1" PACE SWEEPS FIELD FOB CM TREASURER (Continued from First l'ago.) nated and re-elected next summer, If ho shall i;o desire. It Is expected that there will bo few If any ehatiRcH In tho olflcc of treasurer under ?Mr. Pace's administration, for the present, at least. _?r. C, I. Phillips, who wus th!:-_ m tno running yesterday, re? mains ln tho olllce by virtue of his recent election by the Council to the position of chief clerk, which he has held for many years. The position of City Trcatl urer pays about $S,000, and tlio bond is $1)00,000. FFICI IS DEEPLY GRATEFUL (Continued from First Page.) understood about $SO,CO0 to its cost. Mr, Pace tn produced the iipartment houses In Richmond, and constructed flats In several sections of the city. Born in Martinsville. lie was horn in Martlusvllle, Vu., sixly tluofi years ago, and has been an adivo, militant business spirit during most of his Ihe. He was engaged in the tobacco business in both Martlnsvillg und Dan? ville for many years, and removed boro after Ihe win. ln December, 1SC5, Mr. Pace entered a business partnership with tlie lato MiiJ. Wh. rennor, for tho 'manufacturo of ! tobacco. Upon thu duth r,( ?Major (ireanor, Mr. | Puce purchased tho Interest of IiIh ha?! ? Iiarlner and ran Ilie.lniKliie.su most suc? cessfully on Ills own account, For a long Unie Mr. Pace w.ik tho heaviest bright tobacco dealer In the Stain, and In ISSii, Mr. Pace sold out und retired for tho active participation In the tobacco business, hut was still connected with the concern of J. H, Puce & Com? pany. Mr. l'uee married Miss Potilo Wil? liam! h Neid, ?if a prominent Virginio, family, ami ihpy have serverai children, all grown. Ho Is a man of distinguished personal hoiir'ng and appearance, and 'n always courtly <>f manner. Yesterday's results plainly bespealt tho esteem In which Mr. Puce is held hy his fellow citizens. PAY HIGH WAGES. Contractors On Tidewater Road Peadv for Operations. (Kneo'nl to Tho 'J'imes-Dit.piit"li.'? GH1??? ? v V. VA., December "S.-Tents aro helmr put down, all iilonir tlio line of survey of tho Tidowu'er Tta'lroiid. 'n l.u heii_ui'ff? ami ?ho c'lltrnctniH will start to work building the road Januiirv 2d. They will pay $!?<" ? day for labor, which Is the li le-'liest nticu ever paid In th's section, end at mieli a mice they will have no trotibl?. In Kecur'nti hands. . ?? Paul Morton's Brother Hurt. ??????,?, NRH., l>co'ihcr 2V,?Joy Morton, of Chicago", who, with ?da fnin'lv. 1? spending the holld'iys at the Mur'on home-sloud near Nebral ka City, was thrown from 11 borso to-day and, perhana. fuUlly hurt, We Is u brother of Putii The Woman is Insane and Imagines Persecution?Re? markable Shooting. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch ) ASHLAND, VA? Dec. ?_-_**le dement? ed hanovor woman, Mrs. ?. j Poni who lives near here, has returned t.. tier ,',0,"' ,'? iUft,''.r ,l ?"%?? and ?iraniana appeal to Governor ?Montagne to rid her of supposed persecutors. Tho story ..f her vieil to the executive created Surprise and ridicule her?.?. Shu has on two-prev? ious occasions been brought beforo Mayor trow of Ashland, hut he ?juickly ad? judged her Insane. Tho Mayor bus per? sisted In commuting hor to the Jurisdic? tion or the county mhglstrate, Mr VVcI furd Tucker. The most ? .ithetlo revela? tion of the sad story Is that Mrs Pona really has a goad home und a kind ami patient, an well as Industrlou.?, husband On Hi?? day that Bhe left home hist week tho young children wero left to the tender caro of Mr. Pond, who has patiently waited for her to return, it |3 likely that a special board will pass upon her ease In? tno next thirty ?lays. A remarkable shooting affair Occurred here a few ?lays ago. Walter Kelson, ? colored, who works for the Richmond, Fredericks burg and Potomac Railroad at the depot hen.?, was shot at close range by Thomas Thompson, also colored. There had been no previous anger or bad blood displayed. Thompson, after practicing with his revolver on a freight cur, ap? proached Walter Kelson, and, at a dis? tance of threo feet, fired on him, and suddenly turned away. It was a 32-callbro bullet, and plowed through his clothing of Iieavy overhauls, making a shattered incision below the left lower rib. The bullet flattened and lodged in the man's mIi'i-i tiockot. No serious Injury was In? flicted. Miss Rose Doswell, of Charlottesvllle, Vai, Is visiting her mother here. Professor and Mrs. P. I). Smlthey will entertain the faculty of Rnndoiph-Macon College in honor of Mrs. Dr. W. W. Smith, who Is visiting hi Ashland, Fri? day evening, from I to 6. Mr. ?. M. Howlson and Mr. Robert C. Howlson and Mrs. W. W. Smith are visiting their brother, Mr, J. F. Howl? son. Misses Natalie and Annie Lancaster are spending the holidays la Ashland with their father, Mr. Nat. Lancaster. Mr, C'alluirr .Iones, who Is now a stu? dent nt the Christian College, Lyneh burg, Is nt home for the holidays. Ml?s Hue Mitchell, of the High School, Is spending tho season at her homo In Essex county. Air. Herbert Lipsromb, of Johns Hop? kins University, spent Christmas wllh friends In Ashland. Mrs. Dr. W. W. Bennett and her daugh? ters, Misses Mary Leo nnd Neldo Den? nett and M Ibs Margaret Sangetor aro vis? iting Dr. R, H. Heimelt here. Miss Mary Wright, of Rowling Green Seminary, Is visiting her mother, Mrs. Joslo Wright. Miss Marie Scott, who Is teaching at BhickstoiKi, Va., Is at Mrs. N. C. Lan? caster's. Mr. Jack Evans, who in now living In Tennessee, Is with his father's fnmily for the holidays. Mr. Chris Chenery, eldest no?, of Mr. James Chenery, Is visiting in Ashland. Professor Asa Crenshaw, of Richmond, 1(5 with his sisters hero. Mr. W. C. Leo, of New Jersey, has been visiting his mother and sisters here. Mrs. C. H. Potts will entertain the Hen it Card Cl\ib at her homo Friday evening. , , . Mr. and Mrs. Robert Potts and daugh? ter,? Ruth, of (Jreuiisboro, N. C? have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Polin hero, ,'., , Miss Estelle fhnllhey Is visiting her brother hero. Professor R. 13. Smlthey. Messrs. R. 0. Ijowlson. A. M. Howl eon, J. F. Howlson and Mrs. Dr. Vv. V*>. .Smith visited their uncle, Dr. R R. Howl? son, at his country home, "Brnhoaa, noni* Freilericksburg, Vu., yesterday. Miss Maria M lines, of Richmond, Is visiting Mina Carilo Midyetto.. Miss Celeste Wel.ilgor, of Matichost??.?, Va., Is the guest of Mrs. James Hunter. The Christiiiti.s celebration <>f the Sun dnv-school of fit. James' Episcopal Church will take pince Friday evening, Decem? ber liilth, ?p?. I'l'll-a Robinson, of Richmond, will visit Mrs, Tale Chenery to-morrow. . AN OLD~0LD STORY. An Impish Boy Set Fire to the Beard of Santa Claus. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) YIR?J1LINA, VA?. De??. ?>8~\Vhllo Mr. Hen. R, Lloyd was acting Santa Claus Tuesday night for tho Union Christian Church Hunilny-school, and ho had dis? tributed about half the presents on tho Christmas tree, ?omo Impilili boy sut lila cotton henrd on Uro. Tho church, the largost In tho town, wan crowded, so that even tlio aislas WMr '?joytl "tried lo pull off the burn lii?r cotton, and the buckskin gloves hq wore helped hlin materially In doing so, hut for Ihn presence of mind of two nren, Dr F. D Drowry, who had Juat delivered an'address to the children, and Mr, Ar? thur Tuck, of tho linn of Torliui ami Tuck, u serious accident would havo resulted. As It is, Santa ClaiH Is very painfully burned about tho neck nuil tht* back of his head, while Dr. Drcwry and Arthur Tuck have their hands anil wrists Ja bandages. I-? IF TRAVELING IN JAPAN Or any civilized country, you run procura ???-? ???? 'Uranio tjiiliiliiu fniiu .truKi?lsts. ?1? n,v tiens use It. E. W. aR?VB'S eelb'inituro on lox.