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Will BE RETAINED i _ Seaboard's Petition Likely to Be Denied?Charters by j] State. tSpcciul to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. ] Raleigh, N. 0? December 21.?There vvaa a oonferonce to-day hotwosn the members of tho t'orjioratlon Commis? sion and ofllclals of tho Seaboard Air 3/lne Uullroad Company relutlvo to the petition of the Seaboard to bit allowed to discontinue the shoo-lly train ser? vice, betweon ltalulgh ami Hamlet on January 1 on the ground that It Is not self-sustaining. Representing the Sea? board Air Id no were W. II. Stanly. as? sistant to the general manager, ami J. M. Shay, general superintendent. While the members of the Corporation Com? mission made no .statement to that ef? fect following the conference. It Is understood that the train very prob? ably will he retained. Patron? all along tho lino an.] In adjacent t-n-rttory thut sharo the benefits of the shoo-lly ser? vice aro petitioning strenuously for tho retention of the service, Tho Carolina-Florida Fish Company, of Wilmington, received a charter to? day, the capital being $50,000 author? ized and $2.100 subscribed, by J. A Trice, ?William Powell >:nd Ed. Taylor. Other charters wore for tho Roborson vllle Sur?plo Company. Martin county. ? JO.OOO capital authorized and $3 ' " ' BUbflcrlbed. by J. W. Taylor. J. H. Ev? erett and others- rho S;>oncer Sanato? rium flno.l. Wlnston-Salam. capital $100.000 authorised nnd $5.000 subscrib? ed hv W. O. Spencor, M. K Sosncer. T. W. DavI^ and Others, mid the White High Company. Henderson. rupltal $2?,000. by Wallace White and others for mercantile business. Peace Insti? tut?? fine), of Ralftlgh, was organ? ised under tho niw charter to-day by the election of J. R. Young as presi? dent; Bd. Chsmhers Smith. y!co-f>resl dent. and Ooorge All?n, socretary Ire-asurer. Tho purpose Is to bring tho famous Peace mstltuto completely and permanently under the control of thi Presbyterian Church. In tbe case of W. E. Hill against the etty of Raleigh and Policeman C. E. Barrow, recently Instituted, the com? plaint has boen filed. It shown that SO,000 Is claimed against tho city and 91.000 against Burrow. This Is the case In which Hill was Imprisoned at different times for breach of the peace end for drunkenness, and a cut In fllctM by th- ofrp-T with his bllHe In efforts to control him developed erysip? elas, an ho sllngcs. -hei-ause of the tor Hhlv unsnnltsry condition of th? city prison and failure of Ihn authorities to provide medical attention for him a.s a prisoner. The annual report of the librarian of Baney IJtirary hare shows that dur? ing 1011 there were 21.020 hooks liaed riy patrons of the library In tholr homes, fiction constituting S9 per cent, of them. There are 3.ST2 persons reg? istered ait regular borrowers of hooks. The library received $1.1 S9 from rent? als of the building and $2.000 from the fllly. The fines amounted to $133 for the year. There Is a balance on hand of $.r.00. CROWDED TRAIN WRECKED. >o? n Passenger Inlurrd In Arc! dent on the Southern. King? Mountain. N. C? December Si, -?Train So, on the Southern Rail? way, from Atlanta to New Vork. was We have been Selling Pianos for more than Eighteen Years in Richmond, and this sale-The Cable Piano Co., $1009000 Stock Clearance and our Christmas Sale-is the greatest we have ever conducted. is found in the splendid values given at the low prices and easy terms of? fered. Until then 20% to ?Oc/c Discount off regular prices. SUCCESSORS CABLE PIANO cST" 213 E. Broad Street. wrecked three-quarters of a mile north of here this afternoon, but though crowded With passengers no ono sus? tained even a scratch. The third car from the locomotive left the track and carried tho three cars Immediately be? hind along- with It. The engine and two cars directly behind 1? and the two rear cars remained on the track. A special train from Charlotte returned j with same of the passengers. The track l| badly damaged, and trains are being detoured by way of Columbia. S. C. It is said the wreck was caused by the track spreading. UNDER INDICTMENT MANY FIEE STATE Charges of Irregularities Against Well-Known County .Politicians. SUSPECTED MEN ALSO LEAVE Judge Skccn Is Determined to Probe Vote-Selling to Bottom. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Bristol, Va., December 21.?Follow? ing the adjournment of the special grand Jury in which Judge Skccn Im puneicd In Dee county on December 4 to consider wholesale election brib? ery charges, it was discovered that many ot the indicted men had lied the county and the State, many going to Kentucky and others across the Ten? nessee border line, (t Is believed that many will not return. It is also learn? ed uhat many men suspected of selling Iheir votes, but not yot Indicted, have lied tho county. One hundred and sixty-three indict? ments were turned over to Common? wealth's Attorney Ely this afternoon, in addition to l"l given him last night, and fifty true bills found to-day. in the list of persons Indicted to-day were three well known county pollt Iclann. They all served as election Judges In the November election. and were charged with Irregularities. There were six Indictments for vio? lations of the Barksdale pure 'election law, and of the lot already in the hands of the Commonwealth's Attor? ney, 154 are for vote selling. Many boodlers who confessed before the grand Jury to having bought votes were not Indicted, and will not be. in con? sideration of their testimony. They were reluctant witnesses, and only af? ter grilling and threats from Judge Skeen to offer immunity to the vote sellers did they agree to "squeal" on the men whose votes they had bought. The county officers, all Republicans, and elected In November, were prom? ised Immunity as were also their cam? paign managers. A prominent Republican, of Dee county, to-nlghl Intimated thol the prosecution has some political signifi? cance. He stated that nine members of tho special grand Jury were Demo? crats. He further predicted that the bulk of the indicted men and the greater number of suspects will not accept Judge Skeen's so-called Induce? ments to confess, but will stand trial. There eeems to have been only one witness against each vote seller be? fore the grand Jury. Judge Skeen Lcavrs. Judge Skeen left to-night for his homo at Big Stone Gap, aftor staying close with his special grand Jury at Joneevllle for three weekp. He left with a grim determination, as he toln the spectators in the courtroom In GPANDMOTW C Gifts For Them All In This Of Unique Things Address Books. Visiting Lists, Picture Frames, Pocket Knives, Col lapslblo Cups, Pocket Books. Traveling and Auto Cups,* Needle Cases. Telephone Registers, Shop? ping ?sts. with pencil; Medicine Cases, Tie Holders. Address Books, Vis? iting Lists. Cook Books. Stickpin and Jewel Cases, leather Picture Frames, Pocket Flasks. m FATHER SclsEors Sots. Needle Cases, Library Sets, Tclephono Registers. "Hasty-Line'' Writing Pads. 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We Guarantee Express Charges Wot to Exceed 2So Per-Gallon. 4 Handsome Art Portfolio?One to be Proud of?Given Free With Bach initial Order* THE PURITY ICE CREAM CORPORATION, RICHMOND, VA. adjourning, to return In February ana | go deeper Into the matter and Indict j every man who Ik guilty and who falls to come in and enter a plea of guilty before that time. Adjournment I:: only to give the alleged vote sellers the opportunity to save the State trouble anil expense and to save the vote sell? ers from a heavy penalty that will fol? low conviction In the event they stand trial and are convicted. .Judge Skeen Is determined to convict and forever disfranchise every man in Lee county, as well as Wise and Dlck enson, who lias sold his vote, but In order to do tills in Leo county he has already had to grant Immunity to the vote buyers. The Investigation will at once be extended Into the counties or Wise and Dlckenson, hut what methods .ludce Skeen will adopt are hot known. Me shows no signs of relenting, and Is carrying out hi* announcement fron", the Pencil a year ago that lie Intended to stop trafficking In votes in the three counties of his circuit. It Is reported to-night that certain lenders of the political faction^ may advise vote sellers to refuse to confess and stand trial in Judge .Skeen's court, but the general opinion Is that after thinking the matter over hundreds ot the veto sellers will confess, and that ither? will be little work left for the grand jury when it convenes again In February. THE W?THERT I'orecnst: Virginia and .Vorth I am. Hun?I DSCttled weather, proliably rain Friday and Snturdnj} light to moder? ate, variable i?lnds. Special I.oral Ilntn for Yesterday. 12 noon temperature . 37 u I*. M. tempern tu re . 3; Maximum temperature up to S I'. M. "S Minimum temperature up to s I*. M... 33 Mean temperature . :;'t; Normal temperature . In Deficiency In temperature . .j Deficiency in temperature since .March 1 . lj; Accum. excess in temperature since January 1 . in Rainfall last twenty-four hours.. .:'.7 Deficiency In rainfall since March 6.: Accum, deficiency in rainfall since January 1 . U.IO laienl Observation ? P. M. Ycslcrdny. Titnporature . .TS Humidity . <V| Wind ? direction ..North Wind?velocity ."_ 7 Weather .Misty Rainfall last twelve hours.17 CONDITIONS IN IMPORTANT CHIPS. (At S P. M. Kastern Standard Time.) Place. Ther. H. T. I* T. Weather Ashovlllc - 12 52 12 P. clou.lv I Atlanta . 12 II to Cloudy I Atlantic City. 11 11 34 Cloud) ] Uoston . :tl P.s 30 <iottdv ? imflalo . 10 10 ::o Cloudy Calgary . 32 3S in Clear 'Charleston .. 50 r>2 is Cloudy Chicago . 41 16 ::s p. cloudy ' Iii liver . 22 22 12 Clear i Luluth . 32 !I2 ::n Know [Ualvcston ... .'.I 58 51 Pain 'llaitcras .... 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The entire Issue was awarded to Bumpus & Co., of De trolt. Mich., the highest ladders, who ottered $20,326.B0 and accrued interest to date of delivery?equivalent to lOi.lo 1-4 as of date. The next highest bid was that of Spitzer, rtorlck & Co.. of Toledo, who offered to pny $L,0,433.r.O and accrued interest, and in addition to furnish the bonds. Ten bids were received In all, the lowest being $20.000 and ac? crued interest, less $1,000 to cover legal expenses and preparing bonds. There was no local bidder. Thc bonds carry 6 per cent, interest and run for thirty years. The an? nouncement of the sale was mado yes? terday by Chairman Thomas Arm strong, of thc Finance Committee. Once tried, always used?Fruit Brie? Ice Cream. "Thc Velvet Kind." mm s? t Thoro are probably a number of presents yon have not yet selected and are racking your brain to think of something appropriate. 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