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?vldenco must be considered by tho
court of price cutting to drive com? petitors out of business, rebating and preying on cC-uipctltors; by secret or? ganization. "If the Slierman act mean." anything !n thlc country." snys counsel for I ho government in their brief. "It means n monopoly acquired by such methods of competition as this. Unless It Is en? forced, the small corporation or Indi? vidual who wishes to engage In busi? ness will have absolutely no oppor? tunity at all. This testimony is valu? able, as showing the intention of the s-t.indurd Oil Company to monopolize \ i'is commerce In oil throughout the United State?. In many districts it has fin absolute monopoly. \\> mean by absolute monopoly that in those dt*.- | II lets It does all Of the business all" ; lias eliminated Its competitors. i lull- Independent Huslness. "Practically this is the ??use through- j on' the Rocky Mountain country, ami most of the Pacific coast States. Tlie percentage of independent business! throughout the entire Southern States I is very small. ".Moreover, where there is competl- I tion. the competitors are usually strict- j ly under the control of the Standard. I in ih.u they must. In order to be al- j lowed to ,)o business, sell oll al practl- I ? ill' the price the Standard dictates,} and confine themselves to n small per-! hinge of the trade." Combinations effected by purchase, nee >rding t" the contention of the gov? ernment; are hut as much within the law as combinations effected by trust , agreement* or pooling. I licpiylnfe to these accusations ant? j conclusions, counsel for the Standard Mill arg tic 'hat the Sherman law does' net prohibit the method of holding . property by stock ownership. All methods r.ro lawful." Mr. Wat- j ???in wi.l atguv. ' it n->t used to restrict It "i or c.iin an unlawful monopoly.': ? The Sherman act has' no application j t.i the transfer to or tin- acquisition by the Standard Oil Company of stockst t'f the various manufacturing and pro- I ihnlnc corporations." It I--' argued inj the brief of Messrs Johnson a-id Mil-! burn, "for the reason that such trans- I lei and acquisition were not nets of! int.-state of foreign commerce nor dl- , reel and Immediate in'their effect on int? t state or foreign commerce, nor; within jitc powi r of Congress to reg . tllatc Interstate or foreign commerce. ' Following out this line of argument, they will urge ih'at purchase or acqui? sition of property is not in any sense., mtract. conspiracy ,>r combination j In restraint of trade. The attorneys for the Standard will '. unite in itgulng that there was no! suppression of competition in the or- j ganlzullou of IS!''.'. Instead of grawth by unfair cbmpe- i tition, ripening into a monopoly, it will lit. argued for the Standard that it was j crente.1 as .1 lawful business and con- i Unites to this day as such. SEVENTEEN LOST IN BOILING SURF; (Continued From First Page.) I when three ?.arge? went to pieces In a storm, were overwhelmed by griot ?when new-' of the disaster reached this city to-day. The offices of the l'hlla- J dclphta ami Heading Hallway Company, In Port Richmond, in the northeastern tectlon Of ti e city, by which all coal 1- shipped, were crowded throughout the day by weeping women, who held out to the last in the hope of hearing favorable tidings of their loved ones. Nearly all of the victims resided near ?t'. . coal piers In Port Richmond, and kl\ of the drowned lived in one house. .Mrs. Chillies N. .Smith, widow of Captain Smith, did not give up hope until late in the jay. Her nineteen year-old son. who was making a trip vith hts father, also perished. When Mrs. Smith realised that her husband siiii .-on had perished, she collapsed. Captain Smith commanded Redding Hallway barges for sixteen years, and was well known. Captain Brown, who commanded or..i ni the ill-fated barges, leaves a widow. > son and a daughter. FATAL DUEL IN GEORGIA Three Dead mid Hue Seriously Injure! as Itcsiili of Combat. Abbeville, c.a. January 10.?Matthew NVllson, James Mlxon and Noah White nie dead, und Perry W'lson is serious 1. wounded .is the result of :t terrific duel in which knives, pistols and shot U uns wen ' used. Whltv W1S- a tenant on the Wilson plantation, and the trouble Is said to [lave followed a disagreement between Itcrry Wilson and White. White used .i knife, and lacerated the planter's throat, a short tlm? af? terward* Mlxon and Matthew Wilson tin one side; and White and his wife ??ii the other, met. Shooting with pis? tol and shotgun beKHii at once. White ?i'.d Wilson fuel almost at the sums Instant, and both dropped. Wilson dead and White .'atally wounded. Witnesses say that when her hus liand fell Mrs White took Iiis shotgun and fired the charge into the body of NlXOn, who died soon afterwards. tilhcers are at the scene, but it Is Viet known here if arrests were made VOTE-GRA FT \? G~C HARGED Savannah, Ga., January la?Seven arrests for alleged vote grafting, and announcement that detectives have re velvet) evidence thai will result in many more arrests marked Savannah's municipal election to-day, which was one of the clokeSt In the city's history; nnd which gave George T. Ttednian the mayoialtv again. The aldernianlo hoard prohahly Is dlvhled between fac? tions. N P. Corlsh, clerk of <:ity Council, und secretary of the South Atlantic nasehall League; Ji J, Garrity, it for? mer city olliclah in. N A, Morris, a Hoterinan R. fain, a well-known fcavattnahun, and three negroes were arrested to-day. C?lti is secretary of the clean election committee. that brought detectives to Savannah to sup pi ess vote buying. He is charged with Ving ttccessory before the fact of vote buying. i olonel Slgo Myers, of Governor Brown's -tail, president of the National Bank Savannah, and load of the clean election committee, said to-day that lie was satisfied there had been a great deal of vote buying, but that he had not received full reports from the detectives' i aptaln p. .1 llavant, former Alder? man, and candidate for Mayor against jdayor ?borg?. W. Tiodman, had negroes brought to the polls in bunches of flvo, and a white man was detailed to guard ?ach Itegl'O until his ballot was safely cast. It. is stated that 99 per cent, of the in? negro voters In Savannah were voted. We will not burden this announcement with details and figures, but will extend YOU a pressing invitation to visit our store which is a veri? table emporium of virile bargains! Sweeping Sale of Tranks, Bags and Cases at a third and more off the prices. Sweeping Sale of Manhattan Shirts at smaller prices than WE paid. Sweeping Sale of Men's Trousers just as your suit needs the tonic of a new pair. Sweeping Sale of Boys' Clothing. that made our second floor an animated scene yesterday. Sweeping Sale of Girls' Coats Glad the inducement of bargain prices is extending the acquaintance of these swell, man-tailored garments. Sweeping Sales of Men's Furnishings, Hats, bocks, Underwear?and Boys' Waists, Reefers and Children's Hats. O. H. Berry & C?0 News of South Richmond South Richmond Bureau, i Tho Times-Dispatch. 1101 Hull rtttcot. I flames Monday night completely destroy? ed the residence of Theodore Ilapkc, ? Kid lothlnn Turnpike. In fhestonleid county, and caused damage amounting in I7.0TO! Nona of ih? other buildings on the farm ivai damaged, a.-d all the Inmates of the houss) cscaped without injury. Th? loss la. partially covered by insurant?*, tjkun out with A. I.. Adantaon, of South Richmond, an. the Vir? ginia l":ro and Marine Insurance Company. While the member- of Mr. llapke'a family ware at supper aom<! one noticed tho smo-'.' Moot:*, and an ln\estimation was begun. Tho kitchen was, found t? be a mar* of flame;, which had originated in some- unaccountabla fashion. Neighbor? were nttiaeted by the Blare of tho flames nimort before the Inmates ,.f tin houte became aware of tho fact that the building ?a? hurn'.ng. and a buck*! brigade was hastily formed. Several members of family rushed upstairs ?.?> whore Mr. Ilapka Ill In bod and succeeded In rescuing him before the flames made It tthposslblei Flames Spread flapidly. Tho fire spread madly, in spite of tho heroic efforts of tho tighter!, who labored furiously with tho utfiero. moan* nt hand. The l>u:k,-t brigade was gradually driven back by tho intense hoat. and it 500:1 became ?vtdent that the house was .loomed. Thor. efforts wero directed toward Hiving the neighboring hutldlngs an.I !n taking ?111 ?hatov,-r possible. Tho flames flared brightly fnr many hours, tho crimson reflection In the sky attract? ing people from miles around, who were feried to M.iml Idly around after their or ? Ivn and widi.h thom 091 t ? touch thi dwelling. Nothing but tin- smoking ruins the handsome structure were visible when yesterday morning dawned: Friendly neigh? bors offered temporary shelter to Mr. Hapke and his family, who were In this whv pro? tected ugalntt the bitter cold of Monday night. Three l"lro? In One Day. Th? third and laut of series of fires that I visited ?outh Richmond yesterday broke OUI | about i.u- in tii? afternoon In th? residence of Adam Harvey, colored, at 151* Decatur| Ktr?et. Th? t'.re department responded quick' i ly. and the blare was extinguished b'foro much damage luid been doiiei The tire originated from a defective due in the kitchen, and <vsi confined entirely to the rear of the house. The snlsgle roof became Ignited around the faulty chimney nod b'az?'i merrily for a few minute* until ihe chemical wagon took hold of the situa? tion; Hubert Trcgo Burned. The firs', f.re, In which Hoberl Trego. of 001'BalnbridgA Street, was severely bunted, occurred at 11 :M) A. M. over Atktn's it?re, and nai tlie- most dangerous of the day Tieg? suffered from the explosion ef a gaso1 line can that will keep him In bod for sev? eral weeks. It !< expected. Iii? right arm i>S and neck were completely blistered, and th' left hind badly burned. While endeavoring ;c> rekindle the roils In the office <?! the Kouthnfdc Credit Bureau, where Tregu is !:i business with H. P. Lov? ing. Ihe Injured man poured gasoline in it -1 of keiovne on the coals, and the plosion mat resulted shook the entire build? ing. Trego mis drenched with the hlai'.ng ll'iuld and the whole luom saturated Pealing off ih* flaming . oat from his berk Trego dashed down th* ateps of the build? ing and irjlo ihe neighboring dius store of f. (?, .Sneltlngs. where h< received emergency treatment! The burning gisollnr would luv? probably rnasumed the whole building :f ?:i had not been for the efforts of Mr. Hirsch, who saw the windows blown r.jt from his plare acrosi ihe sire"'. Hastily snatching up a bucket thai contained n,n nt.d water Mr. Hirsch cal.ed to other spectator! and ?lashed Into ihe biaz,ng room. Norrie one turned in the alarm and the Hi.- il?pari!n?ni was soon on the spot and ?ii able to ia;> Idlv subdue the flames befoib they obtained much foothold. tt Is mated by rneti who saw Ihe Injured inun shortly after tho accident that It wns I tho greatest w onder in the wor d that he was not burned to a crl*p In the terrible bath to which he was subjected. The j tending physician reported that w-hl'.o the wounds were exceedingly painful, no fatal effects were anticipated The damage 10 ihe building is partially covered by Ir.sui ar.c. but Is not crr-eeted to amount to nut treat sum. Another Alarm Sounded. Almost before the harness could be remov? ed from tbi englrw torses another alarm ? rang out, this lino ;,t )|.Ti,|r. There is Oniy One That la USED THE WOfUO OVER TO OUftE A COLD IM OKE DAT, Always remember the lull name lx>ok J*> fthf Cor this signaturo on every box 2&c. %fjl ^ffJ^yWt^\a9 t?*nth and Porler Street*. Some inischlev l"iis boy while parsing a Io.nl uf hay belong? ing 10 W .O. Wntlilns. bf Choiterneld roun ly. yesterday rr.orr.lng applied n match to st few protruding straws, and the lend was soon Mixing fiercely. When the department responded the blase S.MS well Under way. and nothing could be done that would check It, Mr. Watklni live* on the Petersburg Turnpike, and had left Iii* learn for a few minutes. The boy who started the trouble is still unknown. IValden?Drrr. Miss fsrrle Agnes Dorr, daughter of Mrs. at. A. Llnhardj of High.and Springs. Mon? day evening became the bride of John W. IValden In the parlor of Rev. J. T. Haley, pastor of the Stockton Street Baptist Church. After the ceremony, which w:ts It It nested (jy a few friends and relatives, a reception was tendered to Mr. and Mrs. Waiden at the home bf the groom's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Orion S. Waiden, of HS East Thirteenth Street. South Richmond. It Is the Intention of Mr. and Mr*. Wa. deri to make, their home In the Soiithslda for ihe present ai least. In Police Court. The Police Court. Part I. had the appear ance of a horse show or welghing-lii stan 1 nt ihe races yesterday morning, with Jus? tice Maurice in the capacity of Judge, when the kuirt'Ct? cvr.ed In the dock.-*. Were called. <'Surged with reckless ami "Glmme-de whole-stri'tch" driving Monday afternoon, thai iesulte.1 in a smash up on Hull Sire-M. Edward Thomas and Clark K?ster, both negroes, were hauled h< f<-re the Justice; Fester was permitted to go oil ins way, re? joicing, while Thorns* parted wjth Jr.".ft and cost* before he shook the dusi of the Tollce Court from hie feet. The charge bl reckless driving iha-. was brought against one ol the drivers bt Oil! Brothers, oil rind lumber dealers of the Routhslde, ?n? dismissed by the Juatlre on account of Insufficient evidence of "speed Ing" on ihe pan of the accused. It cost J. W. Heady |?.60 and costs be. causa one Of htf drivers Insisted on driving a mule with a had shoulder. Justice Mau? rice showed bis displeasure of the cruelly. The coir plain; against W. B. ".)ivi* fr.r putting bricks In Balnbrldga Street without tho warning lights required by low, ff II Porecamtr Vlrglnln?Fo.tr, warmer Wednesdayi Thursday fair, except im- I actiled In north nud tvest; moderate ! noiitb vi lud?. .Vorth Carolina?Fnlr, vcuriuer Wed-1 ncsdnj'i Thursday fnlr In cnsit, unset iteil in wcMi mudernte south winds. COMMTIOXS VESTI3IIDA V. S A. M. lemperaturo. 2" Hiimldilv . Co: Wind, direction .N. W. Wind, velocity . 5 | Weather .Clear ; Rainfall . 0 111 noon tempet attire . 4J P. M. temperature . 45 M.-xliii'im temperature up to 5 P. M. ?S Minimum temperature up to T, I P. M.,. 27 Mean ti mperuture . 38 Normal temperature . 3! lixceas derlcloncy In temperature to-day . n I Accum, excess in temperature since .lanunry 1 . 2 Accim. e-teess. In rainfall since \ January l . e.sr, i:0\f>iTI0N8 IN Iii II I.It i ITIF.S. t (AI 9 P. M. K?stern Standard iime.i I Place. Tber. II. T. went tier. Ablleio- . '<< 70 Cloudy Ashevllle . 4n r.-i Clear j Augusta. u .'.I Clear Atlantic City ... 80 is Clear , Atlanta . 48 M Cloudy ! it oat on .3*1 11 clear I Muffalo . Pi ?<? P. Cloudy Charleston . ii 50 Clear i Chicago . 4S ts Clear I Denver . 152 00 CloUdy ! Dultlth . 1 >. 34 -Cloudy I oalveston . 02 o I Cloudy Havre . 7 - 80 Cloudy I .Jacksonville: .... 62 Clear Jupiter . 08 74 P. Cloudy Kansas City _ 02 *;c Cloudy I Knoxvllie . 4S r.2 p. i :iou'd> l^ulsvllle . 51 64 cp.iidv Memphis . 5? i;:: Cloudy Mobile?t. 00 Rfi Cloudy Montreal . It I? P, Oloufb Norfolk . th 14 clear New York . t*- clear N'-w Orleans ... 00 7t Clear Oklahoma. 00 7t Cloudy Pitt ?b?rg . 41 if. Clear Ralelgl. 42 r.o Clear Kavsnnah . 40 .'. t Cleat Ban Francisco .. 48 '??<< P. Cloudy Hpoknne . 7.2 ?.': ? cloudy Washington . ? . H U P Cloudy Wythevllle . VI r,t Clear i ijriH i ?. tu.i . Januar-, n isn Morning .... ?. j ijj Bventng.- -- t.'*? through because of lark of evidence. Tuu Criminal Cases. I Among the Interesting criminal rates scheduled to come up f.ir trial al the Jan? uary term of tho Hustings Court. Part :, ai?i the cares ?f Kriv.ard Thrtit. coiorMl and lastly Curlier, white. Threat is the negro who was sent on to the higher conn by Justice Maurice last month on ilie oharg?. of attacking a negro woman. Dnrhor ami his brother wer? mixed In tb? stealing of u saddld recently from a Choi t.riiei.l funnel. Tho former was sent on io the llustlncs Court by the Police Justice, and the latter given thirty days In Juli. Stuart Lodge Named, Stuart l. 'd?e of Odd-Fellows has received tho honor of lining the scene of n Joint illi'CttiiK uf c- iru. ' tees of live Iroiii -li- t.v--. saly-flve Odd-Fellows' lodges of Richmond for lb) purpose of conferring on proposed changes In the Siate laws. The Soulhtlda I lodges of thl? order are particularly strong. I Bnd they will have a voice in whatever de- i clslori Is reached by tho meeting. The I rhangas under consideration win he brought before the meeting of the grand lodge In : Mav. i Mny Take an Appeal. Just at tho time when It seemed mom probable that the Lumptkn proceedings were brought to n finish a new feature developed when Assistant City Attorney Coorg? Wayne Anderson objected to the decision of Judge Wells, of tho Hustings Court. Part 2, In which he confirmed the report of tho con? demnation commissioner*. Mr. Anderson sta lit set con tu neutanununu Mr. Anderson stales that it is his Intention to try in take the manor before the Hu premo Court of Appeals for retrial, and adds that his objection is not so much against the price allowed the Lumpkln estate by the commissioners, but has reference to some pblilt of law. Personal nnd fieneral. Dr. Bi V, Baldy, formerly pastor of the Bnlnbrldco Street Rat.list Church, of South Richmond, ion now tlljlng a pulpit in Hans? ell!.', s. c. Is the eilest of friends In th? Sout hside. Mrs. Frederick W. Smith, of South Rich? mond, la at the. bed-Id* of her mother in Ashland, who I? not expected to live. Mrs William F. Rowlett, of South Rich? mond, bus gone to Danville to he with hot husband. t aotnlu William F.. nnwp.it. who was severely Inlurcd Saturday In the rail? way yards there. I Mr. and Mrs. Ilnrrold Lancaster, of Olou- , coster county, have returned to their home after a visit In the Soulhsido. The funeral of Mrs. Hannah E. Campbell, win. ill* I Momlay a tho rosltlen.io of he son. II, I.. Campbell, of Woodland Heights, will be conducted this afternoon In Project, Va. J. E. Menson, who was stricken with an attack of acute Indigestion whiln at worR Saturday, tins almost entirely recovered. j Add reasi by Dr. Smith. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Oxford, N> Ci January 10.?President Henry Louis Smith, LL. D.. of Davidson College, addressed the cadets of Hor? ner Military School, Oxford, this even? ing, in his famous lecture, "Tho Life and Death of a "World." The spring term of the school begins to-morrow, Most of the old students are back, with many new hoys coming In every day. Murderer Reprieved. rSpecial to The Times-Dispatch.] Raleigh. N. (.'., January 10.?An or? der has been issued by Governor Kitch In granting a reprleva to Charles E. Plyler until February 17. He was to have bor-n electrocuted In the State prison herb January 20 for a murder In Union county. The reprieve Is on recommendation of the solicitor who prosecuted Plyler. Mil rsb nil?Grny. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 Prederlcksburg, Va., January 10.? Henry D Marshall and Miss Maude Cray, both of this city, wero married here last night, Evangelist George A Mills performing the ceremony. STOCKHOLDERS MEET Hunk of Commerce and Trusts to Move Rack to Corner. j At the annual meeting of the stockholders ril " ? Rank of Commerce, and Trust.?, held , yestcrriU) ni the banking houso in the M itu?I Building-, It was decided to move bncl In ilia bid location, three cioors away, ?I tin comer ?t Ninth und Main stroots, fioim months ago the" Rank of Commerce ["rusts, then located nt 001 Fast Main ? ? ' iiisolldated with the Cnpltol Suv ugs Hat k located at !>fC Fust Main St root,, the Mutual DiilbthiK. nnd occupied hanking house of tho latter. Now It la . _ refit Its former homo and move hsi li ?.. i ;io corner. ' ? .'? submitted shotted capital of f;jd. ? Iri Ins and profus of JM.tvw. nnd dopos fls i.J : ? ?: . :i,<:.\ with iho best Business y?ar In its history. Offlt r? wer? elected as folloe.-a: Oliver ,T. in - president; A. It Ifulladay. vloe-pres I'ler.t. IL M. Kent, Jr., cashier; R. it. . aaiistaht cashier; O. E. Pnrrlsh. Church Hill branch; P. E. W. Good - ei Bank of Commerce branch. I'll I S CURED IN ft TO 14 DAYS IruxgiU will refund money if I'AZO OINT ; Ml',.' i falls to cute any uo.o of Itching, Blind j Ukcding oi 1'iutruding Piles iit 6 to 14 days. 5(lc Wealthiest Wotri?h tn World III Ml ?. Hetty Green In serloualy 111 lit the home of her il.-i it Eh I r,- Mr* Mnthew- Autor Wllkcs, on Mud lion Avenue, .\e,r York. Du ring; <Iie 1n*t two months Mrx. Green, linn practically retired from uetlve business, mid her hou, ICdwnrd If. It. tirern, at Tcin?, will shortly take -tinrRc nj her nITulrH. It In nnacrtcd in Wall Street tluit a nVildcn change for the irotnc lu Mrs. Green n condition would nrrloualy nffec-t atocka. She Is over seventy yenra NAVIES OF WORLD Wonderful Spectacle Planned in Bill Prepared by Martin and Swanson. Washington, January 10.?Washing? ton Will bo the scone, of one of the greatest naval spectacles, ever at? tempted In connection with the Pan? ama Canal exposition In lfllfi, if the provisions .of an amendment to the exposition bill, and to be offered by Senators Martin and Swanson, of Vir? ginia, are carried out. The amend? ment Will provide, that the navies of the world en route to the exposition shall be asked to assemble ilrst at Hampton Roads, Va. There) they will be reviewed by the President, the members of his Cabinet him'. I ha naval authorities of the world. The? Hump, ton Roads will be made the base from which detachments will be sent to Washington, there to participate in a grand International parade. After the various functions, naval, otticla! and social, have been completed at the nation's capital, the assembled navies or the world will depart In one grand parade or tho monster lighting ma? chines. They will take their way through the complete. 1 canal, demon? strating Its capacity for handling any possible emergency. Virginia Senators, representing the country contiguous to Washing? ton nnd Hampton Roads, uro determined to press their amendment. The members from the whole Pad lie coast have expressed their approval of the program, and have aligned them? selves back of their associates from the Hast, thus making the carrying out or the program practically cer? tain. CHARTERS ISSUED Tho following charters were Issued yester? day by tho state Corporation Commission: Home furniture nnd Trading Company tine), Norfolk, Va. al.wrenco D. Van Cul lon. president. Norfolk. Va.; Max Neust?dte-, secretary and treasurer; Julia? Spangler, both of Washington, f). C, Capital: Mhy.1. muni, $23.??: minimum. (1,000. Objects: Furniture business. Charles Hold's sons Hum, Norfolk. Va. T. L. liogert. president; Fergus Held, vice Piosldent and secretary: A. 1?. JJroughton? all o.' Norfolk, Va. Capital: Maximum. $50, (".': minimum. $:3/?.V>. Objects: Grain and mercantile business. W. llenj. Davis Ai Son (Inc.). Richmond. W. lienj. Davis, president; Thomas B. Davis, secretary and Ireaturar; w. H. Mercer?all of Richmond. Capital: Maximum. $10,040; minimum. $.".0W. Objects: Building ami con? tracting business. An amendment was issued to the charter of the Southw.-st Virginia Trust Company, of Ronnoke, reducing Its outstanding capital stock from f?,OO0 Io $10O.0W. Says TJfe Threatened. William Warren. colored . was arrosled last night on a charge of cursing and ubus Ing Daisy Clarke, and ho was a!-,. CSmrgud with throwing rocks at her nnd with'threat? ening her life. Doctors Cetebmtr. Officers were Installed for the year nt n meeting of the Richmond Academy of Med? icine nnd Surgery, hold lust night ut lie Travelers' Protective Association Hall. Tho annual banquet followed nt the Westmore? land Club. Dr. W. T. Oppenhimer noting as toastmus'.er. Typewriter Stolen. If. TV. Mitchell reported yesterday that a Hammond typewriter had been stolen from one of tho dormitories in Richmond Collego. Tho .allegort theft occurred on January 3. but wus not reported to the police until last night. Comulnincd Against House. Mrs. Virginia Rutherlord was arrested yes? terday on a charge of operating an objec llonnble resort at 1123 North Twenty-ilfth Street. It Is staled that many complaints had boon registered by clllxont. tlnwood De.tr. colored, was arrested on n charge of r.teallng coal fiom tho Southern Railway Company. Spetik to Railroad Men. James P. Whyte will speak on "Scottish Characteristics" on Friday night at o'clock in Murphy's Annex before the Rich? mond Railroad Club and Its guests. A re? ception will follow._ accidentally Kills Himself. Spartanburg. s. C, January 10.?Wal? ter Brooks, secretary of the Spartan, burtr Y M. C. A., accidentally shot and killed himself while seated at his desk in tho association building to-day. OBITUARY .lam es King. James King died at his residence on Tuesday morning. Hn was a native of Derbyshire. England. Ho loaves two sons?James King. Jr.. and V,11 llam King, and three daughters Miss Mary King. Mrs. William Crostlc and Mrs." fleorge Gardner. Funeral of Mr. Ilrauer. The funeral of Fred C. Brauer, Jr., took place on Monday ut It o'clock from the homo of his parents, 232(1 Monu? ment Avenue, now K. N. Callsch oin ctnted, and Mrs. John Murphy sang. The pall-bearers were: Morgan It. Mllis. Chris Manning, Jr., Harry Blns sm_ g RichmondBurialCo. Incorporated Funeral Directors High-class Funerals., $75.00, the kind you pay $150 for elsewhere. 'Tis better to pationlzo us than to wish you had. 312 East Main Street yiione Madison 2700. wanger, Hugh D, Davis, W. O. Lambert. Leon \Vu llei stein. James C. Harwooil, and F. H. Urauer. The Interment waa made In Hie Hebrew Cemetery. .Mark T. Thompson, Jr. Mark T. Thompson, Jr., the eldest son of Mark T. 'I hompson, of ibis tlly, db d in Cleveland, u. Monday. The funeral will take place In Rock port. O., where bin brother, who died a year ngo, Is burled. Mr. Thompson I ami other members of the family loft the city .Monday to attOll'l the funeral.) Mrs. Jennie to. Green. [Special to Tim Times-Dispatch.] Payettevlile, N. t'.. January 10.?Mrs. I Jennie 13, Green, widow of Captain .1. 1 .-ii. of till- city, died ut her home, on Person Street, this afternoon. Mrs. Green was born in Warren county in 1811, was married in i860, and came to Kayettovlllu about 1866. She is sur? vived by iho following children: Mrs. .1. A. Steel. Mrs. W. O. McLaughlin. Mrs. W. N. Williams, Miss Ella Green, und T. M Green, of this city. The inner.ii will be hepi Thursday after? noon from the Hay Street Methodist chiirch. Allen .1. Iluflln. [Special to Tin- Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Raleigh, N. < .. juiiuary in.?The news of tin- death of Allen .1. Rufltn in Philadelphia Sunday night waa re? ceived with genuine sorrow by num? bers of Raleigh people. Mr. Rullln. who was a prominent and successful business man of Hlllsboro, was for many years identified with the business interests of Raleigh; being for a long time president .if the Carolina Trust Company, und also a director in the N'euse River and Raleigh Cotton Mills. Si nator Graham, of HlllsbOro, a kins? man, went to lilllsboro to-day to at- J tenil the funeral. \Mllliim Gurrt?. (Special to Tlie Times-Dispatch ] Frcderlcksburg, Va.. January io.? wuiiam Harris, retired merchant and federal veteran, died suddenly at his home lu re to-day of heart disease and paralysis, aged aeivoriiy-nve years. He was ii native of New Jersey, but came here before the Civil War. Ho had three brothers In the Confederate Army. He is survived by his wife, seven brothers and one sister. Mrs, Miiry Hnfcktux. [Special to The Times-Dispatch ] Hampton. Va., January 10.?Mrs. Mary Hnsklhs, wife of Councilman Thomas J. Hasklns. died hen- to-day ut 1 o'clock. She was Hie daughter of the late .11:? i ^.- Atkinson, of Smlthfleld, ami is survived by her husband and two children. The body will be taken to Smlthfleld for burial on Thursday. Funeral of George A. .Schmelz. [Special to Tin- Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Hampton. Va-, January io.?with people of every walk of life In attend' mice, and many prominent ministers participating In the services, the fu? neral of George A. Schmolz, banker, philanthropist, and Hampton's most prominent citizen, took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the Me? morial Baptist church. The Rev, F. W. Boatwrlffht, of Richmond College; Rev. R. H. Pitt. D. D., editor of the Re llglous Herniii. Richmond Rev. G. w. Wray. of tins city, and the Rev. K. Pendloton Jones, D. 1").. assisted the pastor, the Rev. W. Mosby Seay, In conducting the services. A largo num? ber of negro ministers and attorneys were present, while severul testi? monials from I he negro race were rend nt the services. The Newport Newa [jOdge of Elks, Woodmen of the World, and I lie Men's Bible Class, which was founded by Mr. Schmelx, attended the services In n body. The burial was In St. John's Cemetery. Edgar It. llnrnier. rSpecial to The Times-Dispatch.1 Winchester. Va.. January l ft.?Edgar> R. Haririer died to-day, after several months' Illness. In his seventy-fourth year. Hin ancestors came with Wil? liam Penn from England. His widow. Mr*. I.ouella llartncr, two daughters and one son survive. Itr. Nnniinn I.nke. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.1 j L'ppervllle, Va.. January 10.?Dr. Norman r,iko died at the home of his father, Nalle Lake, at Rectortown. six miles south of this town, Inst Satur? day night, nfter n brief ninos? with typhoid fevor, aged about thirty. It. I.. Williams. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. J Marlon. Va., January 10.?R. L. Wll-1 Hams, attorney at law. and Mayor of the town of Marlon, died at 7 o'clock this morning nt his home, on West Main Street. He will be burled nt his old home in Rye Valley to-morrow. , Mm. Allee C. McKenrle. [Special to The Times-Dispatch ] Salisbury. N. C January 10.?-Mrs, Alice Caldwcll McKenzie, wife of Dr. W. W McKenzie, died nt her home In this city last nighl. after a severe! illness of two weeks. Her condition had been hopeless for three days, al? though the best of medical skill was J constantly nt her side. She was thirty- I sl.v. years old, and is survived by four children, tin riged mother and her hus? band. Dr. McKenzie. FUNERAL NOTICE NORRJS?The funeral of MRS. ELLEN A. NORR1S will he held from the First Buptlst Church, Broad nnd College, THIS EVENING at 2:30 o'clock. She leaves one son, J. A. Taylor. Providence and Boston papers please copy. ( Dl.'NC AN?Tho funoral of MRS. SADLY SN 13AD DUNCAN was held from tho home of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Cleveland. In Glasgow, Va., on Jan? uar 6th. She was n member of tlie Suead family of Fluvanna, and from her early childhood wan connected with tho old Pork Union Church. .She was twlco married?first to Mr. Samuel Sadlor. und litter to Mr. Valentine Duncan. She wns ninety three, years old, and her gentle, un? selfish nature had endeared her to all who knew her. She Is survived by her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Cleveland, and two sonv? Mr. W. II. Sadler, of Petersburg, Va., nnd Mr. Granvllle Sadler, of Grnnt vllle, Georgia. I DEATHS STOCKS?Died, nt i:iR P. M. yesterday at hin home, 2302 West Main Street. W. A. STOCKS, aged twenty-five years. Burial at Wayncshoro THURSDAY AFTERNOON. KING?Died, at his residence Tuesday. January 10. al 1:2(1 P. M., MR. JAM: ES KING, SR.. In I lie seventy fifth year of his age. Funeral from his late residence at 11 o'clock THURSDAY. January 13. Interment at Emmanuel Cemetery. IfthePiano Cornet in Your Home is let us show you how well, how cheaply and upon what favorable terms we can fill it. 4 NEW Uprights, full si/c. best $ adc week Eastern make. This ^j^fjQ 1 Ilardniart Upright, second- 0**8 *7C hand, but in good order. <V A i O 2 Kingsbury Uprights, $350 grade. Used but in excellent fl??J??r order. 1 $250 DeKovcu Upright. fflQA Used but in good order. *4>I SfU 1 SI,000 Steinway Grand. lias seen considerable use, but in good ^^^Q 1 Conover Grand. Regular price $350. Slightly used. In excellent (JJCCCQ Mad. 2734_213 E. Broad LOANTOH IS MADE POSS (Continued From First Page.) Cortes, I have Just received a letter Informing mo that nothing Is known there about tho movements of th<? Hornet." Senor N'lloa said ho had received ofildal advices that the Guatemalan government would oppose tho revolu? tionists, If they attempted to enter Honduras through Guatemala. He als,, denied tho public reports that Amer? icana hail not been allowed to nivc proper burial to their dead In Puerto Cortes, basing his denial on a letter r< ? elvcd from tho commandant of that port. POWERS IN COURT Witnesses Disagree nnd t an- Attains! Counelliuun Is Postponed. Councilman John T. Powers was In the Polier Court yesterday morning charged with violation of the BulldluK Code In falling to cut foundation trenchos to a sufficient depth for cer? tain houses In course of erection on Main Street west of Meadow. The evi? dence was conflicting, and after some time had been consumed Police Jus? tice Crulchtlcld postponed the whole matter until this morning, and bag meanwhile requested City Engineer Boiling to measure the trenches In question and be prepared to testify. Justice Crutchtleld took occasion to. make somo characteristic remarks from the bench In regard to Councilman who first make laws nnd then break them Mr. Powers objected to being "bawl* 1 out" by tho magistrate, but Jus tic Crutchtleld maintained his position, saying that It was his business t.. see that oven Councllmen live within tin law. The question soon came down t. one of fact?whether th. trench had been cut eighteen inches below the natural surface of the ground us tho law requires. W. J. Ready and I,. <\ Jenkins, called as experts in construc? tion work, disagreed as to the actual depth. All parties were Instructed to remeasure the depth of tho trenches, allowing for loose earth piled about the foundations, and report to tho court this mornlug. COMMITTEE CHANGES Several Aldermen Shifted by President Whlttet In Rearranging l.i-i. Prosjdent Rnb.rt Whlttet. ? f tho Hoard of Aldermen, inst niehi announced the !??. lowing changes In committed assignments, effective at onto: Alderman B. P. CdWardtri, recently elected to serve the unexplred irrni of Alderman F Douglas Hlchardson from Marshall Ward, assigned to the Committees on tSlectrlcity, Cemeteries, Street cleaning. Local Assess? ments. St. John"B Burying Ground and Ap? portionment of Kxpendltures in the Ar.net ed Territory. Alderman John J. Mitchell is transforrel from the Committee on Ordinance, Charter nnd Reform to the Committed on Relief of the Poor. Alderman A. C. Nelson Is transferred from tho Committee on Relief of the Poor to th" Committee on Ordinance. Charter ajid Re? form. Alderman John R. Grimes Is transferred from tho Comralttoo on Local Asjcssmenta to tho Committee on the Improvement of th? James River. WANTED. TO BUY A LEVEL FARM, about uflO acres. Traction machinery will bo used In cultivating. Nono but owners need apply. 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