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Embroidery Flouncings This wlll be the greatest season for Embroideries for years. Flouncings wil be used a great deal ln con? nectlon with galloons or insertions for the lower part of the Prlncess dress or for the double or Spanish skirt. To-day we are offerlng two speclal values in Flouncings which are in popular demand at present. Swiss Flouncings, 27 inches wide, 36 different pat? terns, well worked on cyelefr deslgns on f ne " Swiss, large .repeat scallops, 89c to $1.25 value, /*Q 40 pieces of Fine Swiss Flouncings, sent fron*9 Switzerland as samples for large New York importer. These are the best ever shown, newest deslgns, well ^ worked, large scroll patterns, Engllsh eyelet, baby Irish or Venetian lace combinations, regular ff 1 CA $2.25 and $3.00 values,'for. tj. __? D\J JUDGE CHRISTIAN WILL BE HERE FRIDAY Corporation Court Petitioned to Name April 4 as Elec? tion Dav. JUST 24 HOURS' MARGIN Union of Cities May Be Effcctive One Day Before Census. Judge Frank G. Chrlstlan, of tho Corporatlon Court of Lynchburg, *wa_ yesterday deslgnated by Governor Mann to hear tho petltion of tho cltl zens of Manchester for submittlng the questlon of the consolidation of the clties to the voto of thc people of Manchester. Tlie action of the two Counclls will at onco be placed ln the hands of Judge Chrlstlan, sitting on tho case In vacation. He ls expected to arrivo here ln tlme to dcslgnate the date of thc election on Frlday. Clty Attorney H, R. Pollard, accord? lng to the law, yesterday (lled ln tho Corporatlon Court of Manchester, and caused to be printed. notice of a frlendly suit of this clty against tho! clty of Manchester, asklng tlie Judge | to order an election on Monday. April ; -tlfteen days after next faturdny, ?whlch ls tbe oarllcst posalblo date that lt can be hcld?for the ratltlcatlon *or r. Jectlon ot tho ordlnance by thc vot? ers of Manckester. If tho election is tavorable, ten days must clapsc for possiuie contests, mak? lng. the union therefore cftecttve at noon on April 11, just twenty-foui hours before tho offlclal governmen date, ,-April 15, Arrangeraents aro belng porfectei for the mass meeting of the onnexaltoi factlon to bc hold by voters of th Second and Third IVards, in thc court liouse to-night. Mns_ Meeltng Cnlled. Last night tho annexatlon com__iitte of the Fourth Ward declded to chang the dato of Its meeting, scheduled fo Thursday night in tho Masonic Temple to to-morrow night ln the same place so as not to confllct with the meotinj of tho Flrst Ward delegation. whie.; Will be held ln tho hall al Slxth and Hull Streets Thursday night. At flrst tho Annexatlon Club started to resolva theso moetings Into a jolnt session. but lt was declded later that It would bo better not to hold any meetings of thls kind until after all the ward meet? ings were held anti a call could b^ lssued for a general meotlng of tho voters throughout the clty. Will Si-i-u.. to Uihernlan Soclety. JIajor J. C. Hemplill! and John Stewart Bryan wlll leave o_i,V.orln. sjjay for charles? ton. S. C., whorei.tln;-}t tvllfsprak at a ban oui-t of tho Hlbernlans. Soclety on St. I'atrick's Day. Tlio Ulbernlan Soclety ot Charleston Is one of tlie oldest and most prominent social organizations In thls coiin-i try. and on Thursday lt wlll eclc-brate tho' 103th year of its cxlstence. Io_|ie?.t Strect Puvlng. Accordinp to a resolution recently adopted a subcommlttee from tbe Council Commlt on Streetts wlll leavo Thursday after? noon for tho purpose oE inspectins tho bl tulithic pavoment now bclns lald in tho ity of Norfolk. The Mayor haa been Invltcd to accompany the party. Ur. O-Nell Vl.ltlnc Here. Hon. J. 7.. O'N. II, chalrman ot tbo ways nnd means committee of tbo Charleston Clty Council, spent yosterday In Ulchpiond. Mr. O'Noll Is ono of thf: most prominent men ln tho metropolltan city of South ! Carolina. Acqulted on Appeal. Thomas Parker. color-d. who nppcaled jfrom tbo Pollco Court, whore ho was con ivlcted. was acqulttcd in tho HuBllnss Court ! yesterday of th,' charge of stpuline ?2 ',-worth of vcgotablos from Julian Vlournoy. jln I'ollce Court ho was senUnccd to four 'months in jall. To Till Vacancj. _iie Board of Pollco Commlssioners wlll tmeet at f, o'clock thla Avcmtng to clect a tman to tbe posttloi- made \acaut on tbo Jforce by thc duath of XV. V. Gorman. \ On March 30 tho board wlll mf?i ln the fCouncll chamber to oxamlne applicants for |T_>_ltlonB ou tho force. If coffee tampers with your heart or nerves, sup pose you break away for 10 days and see how much better you feel. You can j make the job easy and ] pleasant if you take on Postum in place of coffee. Be sure to have it well boiled^according to direc tions on package, to bring out the rich flavour and * full food value. Read "The Road to Well ville," ln pkgs. J 'There's a Reason" S eii street onr GOODS FIRM F1S Faulkner & Warriner Company Voluntarily Names Trustee. Assets Not Known. ' After a moetlng of thc stockholders yosterday mornlng, the Faulkner & Warriner Company, Incorporated, illed ln the Chancery Court a voluntary deed of asslgnment, and named W. A. Cheat wood as trustee to tako chargo of the business and wlnd lt up. Aecordlng to thc deed, Mr. Cheat tvood wlll take charge at once, maklng an inventory of tho business and tak? ing over all collcctlons. After tho charges oC maklng tho asslgnment and othor costs ln tho case aro paid, the balance reallzed from the asslgnment ls to bo divkled pro-rata among tho credltors of the company. Any credl tor of the company has the rlght, ae? cordlng to the deed, to recjuest the trustee to furnish a bond of $25,000 for the falthful pcrforinnnce of hls I duty. | lt was stated last nlght that tho ^stockholders of thc company, beforo ? any complalnt was made by Us credi '[ tors, came to the concluslon that lt would no longer b_ ahlo to meet lta obllgatlons. and rather thah contlnuo further ln tlmt condltlon, declded to go out of business. 1'ho Faulkner & Warriner Company has been ln busi? ness here for sevral years, and has been considered ono c. the most pros perous dry goods con _rns in tho clty Tho asslgnment comes as a great sur prisc to many business people. No statement of tho assets nnd liahllttlc.s has been mado by Trustee Cheatwood as yet. COLONY AT ROXBURY WcRtcrn Fumiers Derrlnplng 2,000 Acrei ot Virginia Land. Froin the frozen flelds of Wisconsin to tho sunny slopcs of Virginia liao come qulte a colony of sturdy farmers. A total ot l 2,000 ncres has boen purchaiied altogoth.i j In James Clty county nt un averago prlce of $10 an acre. which wlll probably ba'l worth flvo' tlmcB that much wlthin a few ! years. | The flrst corner wns C. A. Grcen, of | Chetck, WIs. Ho saw an nclvertiaemont of | Virginia, placed in a St. Paul paper by th. Departnicut of Agriculture. .Mr. Green In veatlgated, ond was so miici, plensed that he Induced T.' XV, Holbrook, 3latt Wllson, Charles Slatter, XV. XV. Carey, Frank Smlth and Paul Smlth. Tho land, which is dl vided Into farms, all lles ncar Rosbury. ENTERS REGULAR ARMY Dvnj. Deunls. of llluca, Ih Granted Honor. able Dlwliurge by Adjutant-Generul. Prlvato Benjamin Deunls. Jr., of Company B. of the Richmond Llght infantry Blue..' Battnllon, hus been sranted an honorable discharge by Adjutant-Generul Anderson by reason .'Of hls enliatmont ln the United States Army. Dennla went to .Vashlngtou tho latter pnrt of laot week, but was not allowed to cnllst on account of hls coti nectlou wlth t|ie Blues. Ho Is a non of tho Rev. Benjamin Dcnnls, oi' 3Ianchestcr. Confcr Mnstrr'a Degrep. The offlcers of Joppa Lodge, No. 40, wlll go to Petersburg to-morrow nlght and con t'er tho master's degree for . Petersburg Lodge, N'o. 13. At some day ln tho ncar futuro tho Poteisburg lodge wlll bo In? vited to return tho compllment by officiat? ing for' Joppa Lodge. [. HU tl BASEBALL Member of High School Team Badly Hurt in Game at Byrd Park. Henry F. Rueger. of 507 West Maln Street, was removed to tho , Memoriai Hospltal yesterday. suffcrlng from the effects of a blow recolvod ln a game of baseball at Byrd Park last Wednes? day afternoon. Tho ball struck hira on tho slde of tho head near tho tem? ple, and although ho has not been unconscloua Elnce, hls condltlon has become steadily worso, and ycstO-Vlay mornlng lt was docided that an oper? atlon would bo necessary. The boy Ib slxteen years old, and was practiclng wlth tho John Marshall High School team, of which ho ls- a memhor. when he.HUfX_rod tho llck. Al? though ho is hot thought to bo ln a dangorous condltlon, the wound ls a sevoro one, and Ub extont wlll not bo known untll the surgoons havo made n moro thorough oxaminutlon. Ho wlll bo operated on at 1 o'clock to-day. Ilo ls a eon of Henry C. Ituogor. It was sald at tho Momorlal last nlght thut the patlcnt has rested quletly slnco he has beon there, and no un favorablo symptoms havo developed from hls removal from hla homo to tho hospltal, Tho Injury ls sald to havo beon entirely acclilontal, und no one Ia W-Jued. lac lu.' " "" ' ." KEPT MAN AT BAV WITH HITCHET TliirtceiT-Year-Old Girl Fight.. Assailafit in Store, SERIOUS CHARGES MADE Lcroy Bovee Refused Bail bv Hcnrico County Authorities. On the clinrgc of attacktng Gertrude Chrlstophcr, tho thlrtoon-yoar-old daughter of'Mrs. L. T. Christopher, of 1328 North Tlilrtleth Strect, Lcroy Bo vco, a whlte man, about fifty years of ugc, was arrested by Pollceman D. L. Temple, of Henrlco county, yesterday and locked up In thc county Jall, pend Ing a .trlal before Muglstratu T. J. Puryear, whlch will bo he:d Thursday or Frlday morning. Appllcation for bail was made yesterday afternoon bu fore Commlssioner Thomas XV. Gardner. but ln conslderatlon of tho serlous charge he refused to take nny action untll evldence was heard. Bovee wlll be represented by Attorney .lames T. Lewls. Commonwealth's Attorney Jtt llen Gunn wlll prosecute. Mrs. Christopher. who Is n wldow and has no relatives ln thls section of the country savo her daughter, keeps a small storo at stop 21'/_t on tho Seven Pinos car line. Each day sho and her little daughter go thoro from thelr ros Idenco In tho clty early in the morning, roturnlng after tho day's worl. is done They aro poor and aro tlependent on tho proceeds oC tho shop for a livell hood. Jlttpi.ene-I in December. i Some tlme In Docember?nclther Mrs Christopher nor her daughter can' re member tho exact date?the mother says that she had to bo away on business, and left the store in charge of tho girl, tvho dnlly assistcd her. In lier absence, accordlng to tho story told by tho girl, J3ovco, a regular customer, camc to thc store, and after sitting around a whlle uttempted to.tako hold of tho glrl. She says that sho reslsted hlm and flnnlly succceded in getting away from hlm. A3 she ran ho fol? lowed her, and she took rcrugo behlnd the countcr. There sho found a hatch et, wlth whlch she Kept hlm at bay for some tlme, although he contlnued to make attempts to get at her until some ono else came in. She says it wus all she could do to keep the man off, even after she had thrcatened to cut him wlth the hatchet. After the arrlval of others lt is sald that he left and gave no further trouble. Mrs. Christopher does not mako lt clear why tho case was not reported to the authorltles before, but It is sald that until it was generally talked of In thu nelghborhood sho was afrald of Boveo. Says lle Owes Her Money. He had long been a custor_.c-r at her store and ls sald to owc her quite a large sum of money, whlch* sho has asked hlm for and ho has refused to pay, accordlng to her account. Bovee, who is not a natlvo of this State, llves now at Hlghland Springs and Is a carpenter by trade. For some time he has been ln the employ ment of Miller & Millcr, lumbor deal? ers, of thls clty. Ho has a wlfe and several childrcn. At thc jall yester? day he took things phllosophlcally, and when he found lt Impossible to get ball mado no comment on the charges preferred. It is ^irobablo that wlt? nesses wlll be called and that another attempt at obtainlng ball wlll be made this morning. DAILY BIBLE CLASS Jilis-s Augy Maiiulng Tnylor Drawing Lnrgc Audlenccd at Ccuteuary Church. Women of all denomtnatlons fllled the lecture room of Contenary Metho dlst Church yesterday morning and llstened wlth unusual interest to Miss Ar.gy Manning Taylor, of tho Moody Biblo Institute. of Chicago, as shu conducted the flrst of her Ulblo classes, which wlll contlnue for two weeks. Miss Taylor's clearness of style, deop insight into the Scriptures, charm of manner and entire consecration of self, combine to mako her a t^vcher of un? usual abillty. Theso meetings will- he contlnued each morning during tlie wook at 11 o'clock. REFUSED TO MODIFV DECR.EE OF LOWER COURT Tho Unlted Statos Clrcult Court of Ap? peals yosterday dcnlfcd a motion ot tho North Carolina Mlnlng Company for tho modlflcatlon ot a decree as to costs ln tho caso of G. R. Westfeldt and othors, appel? lants, vs. tho North Carolina Mlnlng Com? pany. appelleos. Tho appeal waB from tho Unitod States Clrcult Court at Ashevllle. Tho opinlon rendcred yesterday was wrlt? ten by Dlstrlct Judgo Boyd. Dr. James I'. Roy III. Dr. James P. Roy, ot 8 East uraco Stroet, is a patient at tho Momorlal Hospital. Ho is not seriously UI. "TENNESSEE KID" CAUGHT BT LIST C. A. Beckner Is Charged With Robbing William G. Pettit of $50. C. A. Beckner, whlte, alias "Tennes? see Kid," for whom the detcctlvcs have been looklng for somo timo, v/as ar? rested last night 011 a warrnnt charg ing hlm with steallng flvo $10 notes and a watch valued at 525 from Wll? liam G. Pettit. Pettit was robbed about two weoks ago in a place noar the. Maln Streot Statlon. "Tennessee Kid" ls alleged to bo ono of the two mon who ontlccd hlm Into tho house, and thero to have robbed hlm, after tearlng h(s clothes froin hls body. Pettit fought gamely, and" struck 0110 of hls aggresaors, but thoy soon overpowerod hlm, lonvlng hlm stripped of olothos anct monoy. Beckner is sald by tlio detoctlvea to be a bad ehuractor. Ho has beon mony times ln jall, aud hud beon reloased only a short tlme when tho rohbory for whlch he ls ttrrested was commltted, lio has also served tlmo in holplng to bulld the public hlghways. lt is ulsa sald that Beckner ls wanted ln Danvillo for hlghway robbery, and, if he is tho rlght man, ho wlll bo hold for the authorltles in that clty after Wa -__- li.i'o la _qU-?<-. FOM-OLDBOf William Lamb, of South Boston, Starts Early on His Travels. GUEST OF KIIMDLY OFFICER Policcmcn of First District Make Youngster Comfortable Until Parents Arrive. Dcstlncd. ev.duiitly, to ba ono of tho world's fanijua travc.ers, Wllllam Lamb, four years and three months uld, of Sutith Uusion, a.rlved ln illen niuiui yeatorclay uftcriiuun 011 thu ?1:10 P. 31. ttaln of tho Sotithorn Rall? way, jeavlng hls famlly totally un awurc of hls whercabouts and hls Uea tlnatVon, "My naino's BUly," ho sald to Ser g_aht Zlinnicr, aa tlie bi_.l oflLor' took llf.ii ln tow. "I llko your clty becauso It's got so many horses. I thlnk I'U stay." Moanwhllc the boy's father, Henry XV. Lamb, waa acourlng all tho bywaya of tho metropolls of llul.fax county, and had all tho olllcer.s the.e gathered Into a groat n.archtng party. Mra. Lamb waa nearly prustrated b't anxle ty, ln her Imaglnation fancylng every posolble danger to her eldest aon. It was not untll atter sovoral hours' search that Mr. Lamb was Informed by tho Southern traln dlspatcher m South Boston that Wllllam had board - ed a traln for Richmond. and waa then w'oll on hls way for a vislt to the capital clty. aiuilc AVoy Wlth ric, As hooii as B.liy ar. Wed ana was met by h'ergi-ant Zlmmer, Ihp otflcer took h.m to a tlrtlry lu.-Ch aim troated hlm to a iiuunuiy of i>?_. 'Ihe llttl. fcllow helpeii hlmself llberady, unu then sald tnat lie would hke some moro. Tho sorgoant fe,_ lilm untlj he was full. "Como wlth me," sald Sergcant Zlm mrf.-, and, wlth all the trust ln tno world, tho vlsltor placed his hand nt that of tlio blg- otiicer aiij went 'wlth hlm to thc Fliot I'ol.ce Statlun. Thero ho was lntrotiuccd to alt tho other olllcers, and aaiu that he wus glad to meet them. But along towar,) the shank of the da>, llttle Blliy began to grow hungi-y again, and vlslons of hls once happy homo Iloated before hls wcory eyes. Ilo tliouglit of hls waltlng mother and of hls waltlng cot, of hls llttlo sup per, and hls nlghtly prayers, and a llttlo tear drop xollcd down hls checks. "Aro you liungry?" asked one of the ofllcers, and the boy nodded his head. Another olllcer was dlspatched to get somethlng to eat for the llttle vlsltor. and another hcarty meal was glven hlm. Ho ate It wlth rcllsh, and then curlod hlmself up ln a chair, an^ was soon sound asleep. They moved hlm Into the captaln's ofllce, and there he slept until the arrlval of hls father shortly before II o'clock. Of AVoII Known Fnnilly. Llttle 'Wllllam Lamb ls the grandsop of the lato Colonel Wllllam Lamb. of Norfolk, who won renown ln the Clvll War as tho hero <_! Port Flsher, and upon whom honors crowded ln hls after ycars. lie was four tlmes Mayor of Norfolk. was Gorman vico-consul and was chalrman of the Republiean Clty Committee. Some of the old soldler'a daring descended to hls gnnsdson. for tho llttlo fellow waa not one vjiit afrald when ho arrlved lu Illchniond yesterday afternoon. He soon drlcd his flrst tears, and l?st hlmself ln droams. He waa too sleepy to explaln how lie boarded the traln, but sald that he rode ln ono of thc passenger coaches, and was not dlsturbed untll ho got to Richmond. It ls supposed that he cllmbed ln behlnd somo passenger and went unnotlced untll lt was too lato to send hlm back or to discover who he was. C'ollcctcd Trcasurc... Mr. Lamb traced hlm from point to point In South Boston, and flnally learned that he had boa-rded the traln. BUly had bought a pencil, and from some hardwaro store had gotten a pockotful of nalls, ana from anothor source a lot of baseball plctures. He was careful to save them all and took them back with hlm. Billy clung closo to ht3 fa.ther. and seemed to lose his desire to remaln ln Richmond after seclng his parent's face. Father nnd son returned laet night, and arrlved In South Boston at 3 A. M. Thero was no posslblo way to get Into eommunlcation wlth Mrs. Lamb, and she dld not know that her boy was safe and sound untll ho was onoo more ln her arms. Mr. Lamb thlnks it wlll bc somo tlmo before hls son takes anothor trip, as closo watch wlll bo kept on him untll ho ls old enough to achiove h|s ambitlon to go to a city whero thoro are a lot of horses. IS IMPAIRED Iluyiiioiui Sinltti Removed to Hla Home From Viralnln Uui-pHnl. . Raymond Smlth, of Gll East Main btrect. who .surfnred a compound frao tttre of tho skull ln a street car acci? dent near First and Broad Streets, about two months ago, has sufflclently recovered to bc removed to hls home. Although stlll suffering tho effects of hls Injurles, lt iH belleved that in tlmo the boy wlll fuiiy recover tho use of hls nilnd. Hls eseapo from death ls considered miraculous, as at first tho attendlng physicians stated there was no posslblo chanco oe hla rccovery. Tho Injury was at the baso of thu brain. and two operatlons wero per? formed. lie was taken homo yester ??*'' . ii11 l1' ,,i,H becn a P?tlont at tho Virginia Hospital. ARGUE RAJLWAY CASE Clrciilt Court of Appcalg AVIII Hear Ten ti,? f!!r_.S!'"c.C'''"1"" Controveray. Tho l. te.l states Clrcult Court of Ap. p.ef??<.? .h ,""lay ,u'ar "-i-Kumont In tho caso or the lennesseo Central Rallroad. ap. pollanta. vs. ihe .Southern Rallway, appol m.i^'rv,.!^, ??m Ul" United Slatea Cir? cuit rouii nt Kichmond. Tho caso wlll ho R!'El? .y _LC' Braxton and,John R. Bg gloaton for tlm appellant and "by Henry W, A"'iorBO" f,,r u"- appclloo. ? ?* i_..-Arou.r,1 .?"vc?<,?* yesterday mornlnu SL ??.i,,"lo,;k" wU1> Clrcult .Tudgoa Ooff K?*i;???_. h0r<1 nn" District Judgo Boyil Itiat.teiiaaiire, rhoro woro no ensos in tho 2..V l ,. i,rBl,m'''"'. but tho court held a and ?ulmltl',"ii ?n CllSOa iiilhorto ??rsuud cmr .r,i ,ri,!1'"u",? for 'Couiioil. i,? .!..?,. i . '' ""??"noed Inst nlght that K.,,1; ii i " ''""'lUJato for tho Common m.,-_ .?_,'\T',!'_ vv'lnl- Former Aldarmnn ?i xr?,:u,""\,wl"> tor somo tlmo ropreaent S;r_i,, m""1''1' has. rocslvod etrong lu llio Board froin, L?o AYftra. - ? DUCTS li CABLE COIiTRAjTE. Ffld Qistribullng System of ivluri.e.-; pal Electric Plant Awardcd. MAY WIRE_ PUBLIC HALLS George Rogers Wants to Hastcn Lights in Aniifxed Territory. A resolution from tho Board of Al? dermcn as to tho cost uf wirtng and h.xturos for tho City Hull, tiiu tlirt armorles, the John Ata-snnll ingh School, Ihei. Second Markot and the Clty Audltorlum, und tjtelr connctctlou wlth tlie municipal plant', wns referre,] last night by thu Commltlcu on l_le< tilclty to Clty Eloctriclftn W. II. Thompson for report and reconimen datlon. ln rcgard to the petltion of Hotch? klss and Gordon that thelr contract for machinery (or tho rmini.lptil elec? tric plant be transl'encd tu tbe Oen eral Electric Company, for whlch they acted as agt-nts. a letter was read from Clty Attorney Pollard, saylng that tlte clty would nccept tho asslgn inent if the uuretles of Hotchklss and Gordon gavo thelr conaent, tinu lt was acceptable to tho Genoral Electric Company. The clork of tbe committeo wa.s instructed to communlcate wlth Hotchklss and Gordon. Illds for CouiIiiIIn, Tho subcotnmlttoo appolnted to con sidor bids for tho condult systom rec? ommended tliat tho contract be award? cd to tho McCay Engineering Company, of Baltimore, at lu bld of %l0,700, and recommended tliat addltlonal ducts bo lalrl ln tho trencho;. at a cost of $_, 700. maklng four ducts in each tronch. Tho commlttee also accepted tho bld of the Pafety Instilated Wlro nnd Cabio Company of $7,230 for cables to bo la-td In tho ducts. Chalrman George XV. Rogers. of the Subcommlttee on Llght. stated that prlcea mado by tho Vlrglnia Ilailway and Power Company for lights tn cer? tain isolatcd districts were cxorbltant. He asked that this commlttee furnish poles and wires, so that tho Commit? teo on Llght may purchase the cur? rent necessary untll tho municipal Plant ls In operatlon. The matter wns roferred to a subcommlttee conslstlng of Messrs. Polloek, Atkinson and Don Leavy. The _uhcomm!ttoe wlll mako a report after a conference wlth the Commlttee on Llght. POLICE COURT CASES James Wlljon and Sa_nu_-J Willlams Con vlct-d of Steallng .shoes. James Wilson and Samuel Wniiams. all in tho Pollc. court yesterday mornln nn_V. ? ? atea"n*-* 8hocs '-."? Reub.n Tho caso asainst Qcorge Stanl'ey. colored :har_rod with steallng JUO worth'of clothes .rom Natlian Levcnsohn. was contlnued to March 13. F. E. Wlllle. whlte. waa nnod JIO on a .hargo of worklng a raule suflerlng with a toro back. Thc case against h, C. Rocchicctoll & Drothcr, charged wlth selllns on Sunday .vas contlnuod to March 15. Chnrlcs Adnras, colored, wai flned $10 on i chargo of rccklcss driving in tho streotB. DAMAGE SUIT ON TRIAL ..concl Hrarlng of Cnjio of Whitlock Against Locomotlve Work*. The sccond trial of tho suit of H. L. iVhltlock against tho American Locomotlve ' (Vorks for Injurlcs rccolvcd ls now beln ? leard by Judgo R. Carter Scott In tho Clty Clrcuit Court. Scune timo ago. when tbo ?aso flrst camo up. a verdlct and Judgmont < if J-J.OOO for the plaintiff was rendcred. An ' ippeal was taken and the caso remanded '? 'or anothcr trlal. the eontest belng bascd ? m one of tho lnstructlons glven by Judgo ' ieott. t Whitlock lost ono of his hands in tha c nachlncry, and claims that tho accidont I vas duo to the negllgenco of the company. 1 I'caterday afternoon the court proceedings ' -,'ere suspended and the Jury carrled to Ho scene of tho aceldent to view tho ma? chinery. It wlll probably tako two moro layi to complete tha caso i? it ls carrled hrough to tho end. It was prcdlcted in tho :ircult Court yesterday that a compromlio night bo eftccted. CAUGHT IN DANVILLE f. G. T'ike Wlll Jfnr.o Charge of Tkeh and | Forgery. | T. G. Plke, white, who Is wanted ln thls tlty on a cliargc of steallng *10 from C. h. riiompsou, of G0C',6 East Broad Streot, has .oen captured ln Danvillo and is being ifcld thero lor the Rlchmond authorltles. -etectlvo-Sergennt Wren left yesterday af ornoon to bring hlm back. 1 It is sald that Plke wlll also face ' throa t ?harges of forgery when ho appears in tho. j .'Ollco Court. I i Murrlngu Llcense. | e A marrlago llconso was issucd yosterday a n tho Hustlngs Court to E. Llnwood Fldler c md Mary E. t'Jerniclmati. 1 SALE OF HOCKING VALLEY EXPECTED Brokers Hear Reports of Its Pur? chase by Chesapeake and Ohio. Accordlng to reports which dauic iver tho brokers' wlres from >Je\v fork yesterday, the long-promtsed ' ransfer of the Hocklns Valley to tho ' .iawley Interests, and tho ainalga natlon of that llno wlth the Chcsa >eako and Ohio. Is to be announced i hortly. No oflloial contirmatlon ls to io had, ns prominent oflicors oC both 1 oads aro in New York, but it ls known , ' hat nogotlatlons. have hoon pendlng | or somo tlmo to glvo the Chesapeako , md Ohio a Western outlot. From i ho gosslp on the Stpck Bxchanso It ' eoms to bo pretty well understood hat tho dotalls of tlio plans will bo ( innouncod' thls woek. and that tho , ormal ratltlcation of the merger wlll ? ollow shortly., Tho Increased earnings of tho Chosn- ^ loak? and Qhlo under th<j . Jlawloy ( nunageniont; hls action ln p'tttUns'-'the ( oad on a 4 per cent. basls, and. the j teady rlse of tlio stock for tlio past ?ear are taken as, hldleatlvo of ' tbe nirposo ot the rullway klng. to build ho road ?un into a groat trunk ays- c cm from the. clties and grain bolt f ?f the Middlo West to tho Atlantic T eabotird, it not Into a transcontinental *? tne, counectlnty up hls Western hold- ' nga and onorutJng a, totj.d from ocean < Q-gceani " " ' ... t Busy as Bees Getting in our Spring stock of Suits; Over coats, Fancy Vests, Shirts, Gloves, Neck wear, Hats, etc, for men, and Suits, Reef ers and all other necessities for the children. Everything this season will be better than ever. Gans-Rady Company HOOKER SHARPLY^ ATTACKS GOODWYN TOOK UO ACTION Federal Judges Correct Erron eous Statement Printed in Many Newspapers. Clrcult Judgo Pritchard and District Judgo Boyd, of tho Unlted Statos Clr? cult Court of Appoals, yesterday gave out a statement relatlve to a recent declslon ln thut court in the caso of T. D. I_ewlt>, lndivldually, and as vlce prosldent of tho Unlted Mlne "Worker.. of America, et als., appellants. vs. tho Klchmond Coal and Co"ko Company, ap pellees. The explanatlon la made by tho Judges ln viow of mlslcadlng articlcs printed all over tho country. The court record glven ln thls paper on Saturday morning was correct. Tho judges1 statement ot the effect of tho oplnion is as follows: "Tho action of the Clrcuit Court of Appeals In dismlsslng the appeal In tho caso of I.ewls et al, vs. Hltchman Coal and Coke Company was -without ?'Iprnlfloance, inasmuch as tho case on ts morlts haa not been determlncd, and ls now pending in thc Clrcult Court of tho Unlted .States for the N'orthern Dlstrlct of West Virginia. rhe caso camc to. thc Clrcult Court of Appeals on an appeal from a denial of a motion to modlfy an Injunctlon thercafore granted by Judge Dayton. "This motion was flled long after tlio order granting tho Injunctlon, and belng denled by the court below, wns not appealablc, Inasmuch as It was an appeal from an order refuslng to modlfy an Injunctlon, whlch was mado after the thirty duys had clapsed ln which an appeal ls allowable from an order granting or contlnulng an In? junctlon. j "Tho Clrcult Court of Appeals dld not even dlscuss or consldor the merits I of the caso In tho oplnion flled. .That* Is a matter which rests solely at the. pre3ent wlth tho Clrcult Court, ln| whlch tho case ls pendlng." FARMERS ORGANIZE ?iMinuii-e Company Formed ia Prlnca Georeo County. The Princo Georgo County Farmers' ifuttial Klro Insuranco Company was II cneed to do business In thls State yes erday by tho Coiumlssloncr of Insurance. ["ho company's maln oftlco is at Diapu niit.i. and lt purposea to transact business I ; n tho countles of Princo George. Dlnwld- ! lio, Surry and Sussox. Thia ls tho only; oinpany of lts kind rej>ortl?g to thc de-1 lartrocnt under an act of tha Assembly of iOS. There aro othcr companles of llke haracter In Vlrglnla, but they wero II enBod beforo tho cnactment of the law. Jamcstown Commls.lon Mects. Tho Jamcstown Exposition Commlsslon cict in Governor Mann'a oftlco yesterday nomlng and formally ordered tbat the itato exhlblt at Jamcstown be removed lo tlchmond and cstabllahed permanently In tfo Stato Library buildlng. The coramls lon wlll meet agaln after the exhlblt ar Ivea and dotermlno how it shall bo classl led. Governor Mann la chalrman of tho onimlsslon. and others present yesterday .ore Senators Sale and Early and Delc ates Baker and Bowman. Granted "Wrlt of Error. The Vlrglnla Supremo Court of Appeals csterday granted a wrlt of error and su lersodcas In tho caso of E. D. Itobertson, /ho represents that he Ib aggrlovcd by a udgment of tho Clrcult Court of Charlotto ounty rendered against hlm In favor ot ] t. J. Terry and Thomas J. Watklns. re- | elvors of tho Charlotte Banking and Insur nco ^oinpans-, for $270, wlth Intcrest and osts. Tho lltlgation Involves certaln notes old by tho bank._ ENTERS HOSPITAL, THEN DBOPS DEAD ?'- ???!?? "I ?innic Kelly Asked Interne at Retreat to Summon Ambulance. Annie! Kelly, colored, of 1210 J itrcet, dlea at S:40 o'clock last night n the front hall at tho Kotreat for he Slck, flve mlnutes after sho had i mtcred the hospital. and asked Dr. _ r, ll. Boldridgo, un intorno, to: sum- i uon tho ambulance. Sho waa dead p icfore Dr. Davls arrived. Dr. Bold Idgo roallzed ns soon as ho saw the latlont that sho was in asorious con lltion, ana at onuo ?rd<*yed tliat a itlmulant bo admlnlsterod. She liad icarcely swallowea the douo tvhou sho lank into a ohalr, and ln anothcr nlnute sho waa stretohed out dead on no iioor. Tho woman got off of a street car it Twelfth and Broa^ Strcots, and wasl i ?scortod to the hospltalby a colored i 1 nan, who left as soon as she got ln- t ;ldo tho buildlng. , ? 1 Coroner Taylor was notlflod, but as ; t wo physicians woro prosent, and as l leath was tluo to natural caiiso*** lm lld not think lt necessary to look at t Jie remaina. Tho. body was turnorl i iver .to an ttndortaker. ? Few of tho paHsengora ou tbo street t ar know tha-woman' wns Ul, lt la s ald, and even aftor entertiig the hos- ' dtal, sho made no romark other than o ask ttiat tlio ambulnjicQ bo .vntr- e noned, She gave her namo and _d- t iross. Tho womrtn was apparontly t ,hoat tqTty. yeara pld, - . j ?_ Great Enthusiasm Shown at Anti-Consolidation Mccting in Manchester. WILL MAKE BITTER CONTEST Factions Line Up for Test o? Strength at Polls. Amlij atorma or appl&uae lnter npersed wlth laughter and rldlculo for the pro-conaolldatlonlata, tho flrat publlc mas3-meetlng of thc antl-annox ationists, under the auaplces of the Flrat Ward, waa held last nlght at Slxth and Hull Streets, wlth a largo crowd ln attendance. The paaalona of tho crowd became highly arouacd at tlmes, and when aoroe prominent con aolldatlonlst was scorod by tlie? speak? er, convulsions of laughter and Intor mlngled shouts shook tho hall. J. D. Reams was tho flrst speaker. He sald he had beon flrat opposed to the agreoment, and expected to vote agalnst consolidatlon at tho polla, Re aought to refute tho statements of Slr. Brown laat Thursday nlght when tho latter deelared that the Unanclal condltlon of Manchester was bad, and that through annexation the clty would be materlally beneflted, and that taxes would become lower. Mr. Reams -sald ho was forcod to belleve that rental value would Increase, that no provlslon exlsted for retentlon of ofllcers, and by statlatlca and othcr wlao ho attempted to show that tho tlnanclal condltlon of Manchester waa sound. From an afternoon paper he read an artlclc purportlng that Fulton had not been propcrly takon caro of, and ho asaorted that tho present bondod ln debtednoss of Richmond had reached its llmlt. Wakeflcld Defeuda Mancheatcr, J. S. TVakefield. a member of tho Annexation committeo, was next heard. Hls rcmarka wero malnly dlrccted ln answorlng tho questlona on a llttlo :ard dlstributed by consol!datlonlst3. headed "23 for Thoso Who Favor An, ncxatlon: Wo Opposo Annexaton. Why Do You Favor It?"" Ho Bald thla llttlo card was used to Intimidate tho voters. In replylng to ono of tho queations: '"Wo don't want better pollco protec? tion," he sald statlstlcs showed that for Its alzo Mancheatcr's forco was as good as any other clty. Amldst :umuItuous applause he repliod to, "Wo iro too green to burn," by saylng: "Wo may bo too groen to burn, but we're not too bllnd to see." Ho sald that Mayor Rlchardson's mossage ehowed that slxty mlles of the streots Of Rich? mond nover had had a plck put ln Lhcm, and that Manchester spent .14. 900 on her streets. Richmond waa lompellcd to dlvldo $100,000 between seven wards. "Richmond1 only gives ?_ rier cent. on streots, whllo Manchester ls now glvlng 10 per cent.," he as serted. Campbell Opponea Union. M. A. CamphoU's speech waa listened :o wlth lcoen Interest. Hla address was lot Inferlor to any of the evenlng, and ilthough laborlng under physical dlsa, illlty, he excolled ln flre, force and pas ilon. and recolved a tumult of applause.. "The more I thlnk of consolidatlon, ho moro I'm afrald," ho sald. "It Is nuch for a fow and a great deal agalnst he majority," hc declarod. "Tho pea jlo should govern, and not allow __ ew to thlnk for them." At those vords ho raised a glass or water to hls Ips and sald: "A toast to you consoll latlonlsts." He contlnued by saylng hat from the*75, por cent. flrst granted Hanchestcr undor tho ordlnance, ltf vas now only 30 por cent. Crles of 'Vote lt down!" were,heard at thls lolnt. He said that many * that ap illod could not got in the Richmond ichools, and that Manchcstor's school vas ahead of the John Marshall High ichool. "No men or set of men can stop tha irospority that seems to dawn on our Ity to-day," ho dramatlcally uttered. Xeop your Judgment bn thls great luestlon to yoursolf. It's wlae. Then narch ond voto proporly." Hookcr Attack* Good.vyn. A. K. Hooker, a member of tho Anr icxatlon Committeo, was next called ipon. Ho attacked scathlngly tho ac lons of H. C. Qoodwyn, Clty Attornoyv .nd accused hlm of changlng hls opln on ln regard to tho ordlnance and laylng dowri'l to tho clalms of tha .lehniond committee. Beferrlng to a' ?ast meetliig of tho Manchester Com nittoe on Annexation, he sald Ooori v-yn had told them to stand flrm. bm. hat at a later moetlng he hud bo omo norvous iind 111 at ouso.-and oon lnuod to say: "Haven't got tlmo: may usplclon somethlng." "Lots of things don't suit me,' bt^t vo had bottor agroe to it,",Mr. Ilookor ;ald tho Clly Attornoy was tho most lorvous man ho had,ever seon. The ipeaker declarod that Mr. . Goodwyp lad aoknowledged to hlm that the or llnance coritalnod mlstakos, but that f lt passed tho Board of Aldormon. he "people could correct tho mlatake >y yotlng it down." , "Pago knowa moro law ln ono day han Goodwyn wlll know all hla llfe," loclared Mr. Hooker. "Burloy" Andorson was tho last ipeaker of the ovenlng. Mr. Andcr :on roferred to Richmond as. a 'bankrupt." !,Wo don't want to form partner, hlp Wlth such," lie sald, Ho deelared hat Mayor Rlchardson's report ajiow _a that Richmond spent 1500,000' lastt 'saivmora than slie recolved.