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nado and Immense Dam? age Done. CAMP MEETINGS IN PROGRESS Thousands oi People Attend Sunday Services at Whar? ton'? Grove. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.] Lancaster, Va., July 28.?Information comes from Fleet's Bay Neck in the southern part of Lancaster cf the huvoo wrought by a tornado that swept over that region scver.il days ago. Trees were blown down, houses were unroof? ed or turned ovi-r, and great damage done to growing crops. The greatest sufferer from the storm was J. L. Pur-sells, whoFo dwelling wus blown down ?Ith ail the members of Ills' family except himself in it. Me hap? pened to be In his barn at the time, and when ho reached his overturned dwelling he had to force an entrance with an axo in order to relieve his Im? prisoned wife and children, none of whom were painfully injured except his two older sons, who happened to I ? In the upper story when the house Was blown over. One of them had his ankle dislocated, tho other was pain? fully cut and bruised at.cut the heiid und face The house was set on tiro by a lighted lamp find was .-oon de? stroyed by the flames. If Mr. Bus Hi Iis had not been on the outside when the house was blown over'It Is probable that the entire, family would have perished. This is the third time Mr. Cussolls has had his house destroy., rd by fire. The Wharton Grove camp meeting, which began Friday nt the camp grounds on the Rappahannock River, is Ii, full blast to-day, several thousand pi< !>? !ng 1st attendance. The Rev. II M. Wharton. P. D., of Baltimore,! after whom the camp Is named, and who has been tho loading preacher ! there ever since the camp was ur ; ,i. tied, Is assisted th!.- year by the Rev. Gresham. D. D. The singing Is In charge of the well known Jones '. family. Next Friday the Southern ' ethodlsts will begin their twenty inth annual encampment at Marlon drove In the Southern part of Rich-! mond county, and threo Week* later ; thi Btiptlsti will hold nhother .amp mooting at Klrkland Grove In North-I umberlan county. Each one of these i.imp meetings will last for ten day?, ' and during this period farming opera- j tlprts In this section nie pructlcdily ' : j pi i! led, August being the month ' or Jubilee for white and colored In tii. lower counties of the Northern The Rappah intieck Baptist Associa? tion will hold its annual session with! the Mathcws Church, near Cricket Hill, beginning next Tuesday morning. Dele gates and Visitors from the Northern Neck counties will bo cohvc>'ed to Mii thews county in launches from Irving' toi. and White Stone. The lit. Rev. Robert A. Gibson. Pro testant Episcopal Hi'hop of the dio? cese of Virginia, accompanied by the 1.. . Rvcrard Meo lei, D; D of Palrfnr, Inty, visited the churches In iJan tiister county during tho week and ad? ministered the ancient rile of confirma? tion to a number of persons, The l i.shop was greeted by a lartto congre? gation at this place, anil his sermon was greatly enjoyed by all who heard It He. and Dr. Mcado loft yesterday fot a visit to th. Episcopal Churchoa ? Iii Northumberland. During the past week thoro was great Improvements tu im Menhaden Iis hing. The. steamers of Bellows ami iM,lures landed nearly 3,O0O,O00 ash .t tiulr factory Wednesday night, and t0uoll> good ruiches are reported to iinv'c be.-n made by other concerns. In Inn. all of the llsh factories lit this sec tion appear to have participated in tho , d luck of the last four or (Ivo days. tnd if tin.- good li t-k continues for seV able to r..-pai. tin I losses and a id ii> their bank accounts: The repofied sal. Ol S0I1UI Ol jW InrgCSt Of these cou coihs to a, syndlcats represented by W. J: Payne, ' of Rlchihond, has created much Interest and given rise to much speculation In tins section. The con-j Cufns that uro reported to have given Mr. Payne option j on their plant.-.; tteafhers and othci appurtenances lire the Seaboard Oil arid Guano Company, tie Morris-Fisher Company, the Mc Neil-Edwards Company, the Edwards Company, the Bdward Reed Company, all ot Reedvllle, in Northumberland, hnd tin; Kubank-Tankard Company, the Indian Creek Fertilljter Compariy, the "Wharton Fisheries Company and the Cnrter's Crick Fertiliser Company of :. n astofri Expert uccotintants are. now In this section going over the books of the concerns that have given ? extend to Axi^rnst i t. from which dale ? which to malic final settlements. |j It ? end LancaMor cam.- neai fulling the Northumle :i ,.. i supervisors, two being f'.>r tho p'r< position to appro? priate f260, tvyo being a?ainst it. ? ? ? i ; ? ? eral government. It is r.cw a s. Mi fact that these two counties will hav< a. skilful faim demonstrator for tin Co.-.-.trig year to aid In thn agrl - I i t of 1 , The hope of huvlng a railroad oul down the Northern Neck, \ hit: the past four or f.ve monthi i I il most died out, has been revised our Ing the past week i y the appi tr?n Berry's lor Clothes" Prices sliding down on suits. Come here and we'll teach your dollars how to have more cents! Drop a rich Berry-made $25 suit to-day by shooting $17.75 after it! It's big game! in these parts of Charming D; Ward iho chief proinot? r of the enterprise, accompanied by General Freight Agent Carey* of the Chesapeake und Ohio Hallway. It is understood that tin chief obstacle In the way Is th.. lull tire of a large number of Inndowin rs along tho proposed route to give the right of way. anil to sign the agree? ment to devote to the road when com? pleted a subsidy of 2a cents on 6?Ch acre of land owned by them within live miles of tho line. It is undcr ;!.??'! that Mr. Ward Is here to urge the local Committees to sec to it that these agreements are signed as soon as possible, it is gencraly understood that tho road will not bo built down the Northern Neck unless these terms are complied with. Refreshing showers have during- the past week visited nearly every por tloh of the Northern Neck, and the prospect for good crops is now. much brighter than It was t- n days ago. I ii.- corn crop is snld to be larger and better than for many years, while the pea-hoy crop promises to be the largest and best ever seen hero. The farmers of th!-! section uro learning thai it Is much better to raise their own hay then to buy It from Baltimore and olhor cities at ruinous prices] Miss Annie l.itnno Wore and Miss ! Bes?!,. Scott, of Kssex. and Miss Louise Lewis, of Monatlco, who have been' visiting Miss Alice ChUton here for' the past week, returned home yester? day. All these young womo#i wore students'at the Froderlcksburg Normal stcJi oo I last session. j Another automobile nccldent Is re- I port! >1 from Northumberland. Fevernl days ago a large automobile, driven by Lessner Russclls, of Fleeton, col- ' it tied with ii buggy In which Charles . .1. Covlrigton and his son. Willie, were ri.llug. The buggy wnri upset and Mr. Covlngtoh and his son thrown vio? lently to th.- ground. Mr. Covlhgton was pa'nfitlly bruised, and h is been i Confined to his home since the ac 1 ilent. ills little son, Wlllloi who served ; as a page |n the Virginia House of ; Delegates, nnd also In tho snmo et- J ] par-Ity 'it the recent national National Democratic Convention at Baltimore, escaped unhurt. It will be recalled II t ..n the third day of last month the Rev. Hugh Taylor, pastor or ' Bethany Methodist Church, at Rc,..i vllle, had tin arm and a leg broken while trying to a l.lnst some of the, nlach'nory of an automobile that b?ck- ! od In a sandy road, when the machine : plunged backwards and ran over him. j Mr. I'aylo- had been confined to bis In 1 ever since up to last Sunday, when i he w as v. h> itled into tho church In [it rolling chair In which he sat while preaching and conducting the services. Dr. II. Ward Randolph and his lather, ii. T Randolph, of Richmond, ; cil me from that city to Rcadvlllo In; Northumberland, n distance of more than a hundred miles, In the doctor's automobile, making the trip In less than one day They are guests at the hotne of George N. Reed, whop,, daughter Dr Randolph married more Accidentally Shot While Butcher? ing, He Passes Away in Awful Agony. st a tiit ton, Vo.. July '.'S'?John L. .lied .it his home In Mount isldne.v litjsi night from lopkjaw, Under ? . peculiar circumstances. H0 was a member of n fanners' club of eight. ? totik liirns In butchering a b< i 01 a ivcek fdl the use of the families ..f the night. On Friday a week ago It ? walling for the steer to be driven Into Ihn ?'?nil to he shut, holding his flflo In rclllllrteSS, lie some means discharg? ed It, the ball going through the big I..- ..f I.is i [ght ?....(. He paid no at? tention lo it at nr.-t. considering It of littb importance. He reloaded his gun, killed the steer and dressed It. and then put turpentine on the wound go? ing about Iiis business, and thinking It I'm Thursday he began to have severe pa us nbout the body, especially about thi heui] and neck, and Dr. Wnmack, of Mout.t Sidney, was called, and later Dr. W. s Whltmotc, of Biauiilon. Te? tanus rapidly developed, and Mr. Whlt [ iiier .?-in. r.-.i ex- tuclating pains, his body being drawn at his death almost i double, and he was conscious all through it. Mr. Whltsher was forty-two year. old and lenv,' a wife and live chil Are you worried over the high com of living ? Practice economy by using Best quality?goes further - coifi lets; u whole pound for 20c?X lb. 10c? V4' lb. 5c. Jk.U good Grocart ??II it or will fct it (or you., FINE PROGRAM FOR FARMERS' INSTITUTE -? i Meeting; Will Be Held in Winchester on August 1 and 2?Many Delegates and Visitors Expected t > Be Present. I ( Special to Th. TlmeB-JMspatCh. ] j Winchester, Va., July as.?Commit I tc<".i the Business Men's Association ' of Winchester and Frederick county I are making Una I arrangements lor the annual meeting ol tho Virginia State Farmers' institute, which win bo held in the City Hull auditorium In win cheater on August 1 and 2, and while farm work and farm problems will ; occupy tho greater portion <>t the time I of the delegate's and other visitor;. there will be a social side to the meet . lugs which is certain !?< he attractive. , The local fat tiiers and fruit growers have arranged to entertain tin mom hi rs of the institute ut a luncheon on the first day In the hall ol the Charley liousu I ne Company, and on the sec? ond ami last day of the meeting S i. i.upton. president the Uuslncss Men's Association, will give a luncheon to the visitors. It will be |,.id In his orchard, near Winchester, and the trip win be made in automobiles West? moreland Davis, of Leesburg, who has bet n president of the Boclety for a number of years, states that the pro? gram arranged tor the Wlnch? ster meeting is the most attractive he has i vor read, and he Is COtllldi nt that the convention win be largely attended, in .-pit- of the fact that Winchester Is not so centrally Ideated as many other towns of the .-tat- Expert demonstra? tors of Virginia and other states are to make addresses. The feature .,i the second day s program promises to lo? an address by Governor .Mann, who ,vlli tell of the progress Virginia lias made in agriculture in recent years. The Froderlcksburg County Horti? cultural Society has made- arrange in.tits to li'dd a packing school In this city during the Weak beginning Au? gust 'Ol in the warehouse of the .-'print Produce Company, and It will be In charge of Claude Tom pk Ins, of i.ock port, N. v.. and .i M. Stell?, of Ghent, X. V., who Will be assisted by "'. C. statelier, assistant horticulturist of the Virginia Experlmi i.t station of Hlnckf burg. Special attention Is to be given to the proper sorting and packing of apples. The Virginia Horticultural So ilety will pay half the cost, and the balance will be paid by the local bo? s'let y. The treasurer of Frederick county luts received from the Auditor of Pub* lie Accounts a check for $2,600, which is to be used Vji pure-basin.: additional equipments for the large Seventh Con? gressional District Agricultural High School at Mlddletown. this county. This amount Is In addition to the regu? lar annual appropriation, and will eri atoli th. trust. . s lo make It one of the t" -:l equipped ,-inel most efficient schools ?i the kind In the- State. The remains of David Randolph Mea.!. . ?>?.?> died suddenly early last week at Ars. IIa, N M . where he bail been living a number of years, were brought to White Post. Clarke county, the bottle of his ancestors, a few el.iys ngp, ami were Interred in the grave yard nd/oinlng Meneie Memorial I'ro tcntnnt Episcopal Church, Itev. P. M. Boydon, the rbctor, officiating. .Mr. Monde was a son of the Into lib-hard Washington Meadc, or The Plains, Vn . and was married twice, His first wife was Miss Louise Mea de, or Eaunuter county, and some years nftir her eleatlt he married Miss nettle Crown, daugh? ter of John f). Crown, of Berryvtlle. who for many years editor and pub lisner of the Clarke Courier, who Is ..Is., dead. Ten children survive, six by bis first wife' and four by his second marriage. MrMoado was n lineal elos e< ntliint of the lata Bishop Meadc, of \ Irglnla. The adoption by the Senate of the House measure known as the Sttlscr apple bill will be of inestimable bono :it to the fruit growers of Frederick county, who sent a largo delegation to Washington recently to urge Its j.;is . The Ideal fruit men say the hill will have th.- effect of making It e asier to market their apples, as practically all the fruit shipped out of Frederick county after the law goes Into e-ffect will bear a stamp to tin- effect that the fruit conforms in everv way to the apt clllcntions of the United states law. Th,- apple Industry in Frederick coun? ts Is I.. ;nt; developed now more than ever before* anel within the next year thousands of trees filnnted eight and nine years ago are expected to yield In paying quantities. The remains of Chnrles E. Hoover, for many years superintendent of the street, water anel sewer departments ..f Winchester, who passed away re? cently near Priltlmon-, where he was undergoing treatment for a nervous breakdo1 a, brought on by overwork', wert Interred n few days aeo In Mount H.bron Cemetery with Masonic honors toy Winchester Hiram Lodge. No. 21, A. F. and A. M . of which he had bee n n member about forty-five years. Mr. Hoover was also h past eminent com? mander of Knights Templar, a mem? ber ? ?:' A'cca TCmple, Mystic Shrine., of Richmond; a thirty-second degree Ma? son, and a member of the Improved Ordei of Red Men. For many ye ars he was a Sunday school teacher nnd class loader in the Southern Methodist I Church. He uns di> lust member of I the Immediate family of his father, I John Hoover. Mr. Hoover, who wan .in his sixty-seventh year, leaves ins widow, who was formerly Miss dura '. Barney, of AltOOIlfl Pa . and one son. j Jidin lloover, both ? f this city. ; Announcement lias been made or the engagement of Miss Daisy Shaull, member of an old ami prominent Jet ferson county (%\ Va i family, to Hurry Fleming, oi IJppervtlle, Loudoun county, Vn., and th.lr marriage is to I take place some time In August. j The fiineral of Thomas Colcmnn, six ' ty-four years old, whoso death op I cur red after a lorn; illness In Staunton ? ?a Friday, tool, place this afternoon ' at Berryvllle, Clnrk< County, where j he formerly resld. d, and his remains I were Interred in Green inn Cemotery, Rev Julian Bronddus, D D.. bl the Baptist Church, olllclatlng He was a I son of the into- John Coleman, or Jef? ferson county; and for many years was n school teacher He leaves three brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Nancy Roth Grayblll, wire or Martin Qrayblll, died yesterday nt Kerhstown, this county, aged seventy three years. She and her husband I camo from Pennsylvania shortly after the t'lvll Wnr to this county. She leaves her husband, one son. four daughters, two sisl :.- and one broth i cr. Colonel C. Frank Gallaher. or Charlestown, W. Vn? who served on tho staff of the late General George tv, Gordon, iu?s been appointed by Generai Bennett H. Young the i>r< s.-nt com? mander of the United Confederate Vet? erans; as a member ,,f his statr, with the rani; of coloni 1 The Millwood improvement Associa? tion, which was ore inlsed about a year ago by n number oi wealthy residents of that section of Clarke county, with a view of maintaining a general clean ing-up campaign, hni awarded a num? ber o? "prizes, ranging from $10 to f-. to persons who have made good rec? ords In keeping their premises clean. Many of the prlr.e v. lnners are colored people. Mayor H. H. Baker has derided that horses belonging I ? residents of win- ? cht ster, Frederick and adjoining coun? ties-, or any other towns and counties for that matter, cannot bo legally tied or hitched to tree;, on tiny of the pub? lic thoroughfares n privilege which the people have, b common consent, enjoyed for time Immemorial, and he has notitled the police to enforce the 1 b.w. beginning to-morrow morning. ? Mayor Baker recently found the law son), where In the City Hall, and had ; It enforced, with the result that th Common Council wn? Hooded with complaints by people who had been summarily arrested and taken to Po? lice Court by order of the Mayor and fined. The Council passed a resolution Suspending the ordinance pending a conference, and ordered all tines to 1.. returned to those who had paid them. ! but the Mayor has been advised that j the Council's resolution was illegal, I and he has given orders again that the law "shall be enforced, beginning to? morrow. H. B Grimm, of Winchester, has been awarded a contract to build the now power house at llagerstown fOr the Frederick and llagerstown Power I Company, which operates the electric] railroad between t' ose two eitles. Over GOO.000 bricks will be used In the, building, in addition to stone and con- ! Crete, and the structure, will cost about $4".000. Winchester and Frederick county men nre at the head of a plan to bold n Inrge racing meet nt Woodstock Rhennndoah county, on July si and | August l and ?. They have secured the old fnlr grounds for the meeting, and an attractive racing program has been arranged. Mrs Margaret (*uln, member of an ? old Frederic!; county family, died sev- ! ernl dnys since at her home, east of Winchester, ftom the effects of a re. cent fall She was advanced In years, ni d was the widow of Augustine Cnlll. of Burnt Factory. The Baltimore and r?hlo Railroad Is now operating solid express trains out of Romney and other towns of Hamp? shire county, W.'Vn., In order to expe? dite the movement of the peach crop, which Is unusually large this year. In spite or the si yore weather last wir? ter. Good prices are being obtained for the fruit In the Rastern and .Mid? dle Western markets. As the Rlhertns ripen the number of trains will be In? creased, nrd the shipments by train loads contli U' d until the middle of ? ictohor. Ninety-pound steel rails ate h-inc laid by the Baltimore and Ohio Itnil road on thi ITarrlnonhuTg-I?exlngton end of th.- Shenandonh division, and more rock crushers nre being Installed for the purpose of making new ballast for the roadbed. held for ii? i ikailstodefra?d; - ! 1 Oscar H. Forest Must Face United States Court on Serious Charge. [Special in Th' Times-Dispatch.] Ashevllic, N '?. July 28.?Oscar if; Forest, wanted In Georgia and South' Carolina on charges of using the t'nttcit states mail for fraudulent put noses, lins hoch nrrosled In Waynes vlllc ami brought to this city. I In will be held here until the next term of United State:, District Court, unless ho raises SI.1'. ball, and will then he sent to the Georgia district it Is charged thai Forest secured a quantity ot sta? tionery from a Greenville, s. C , busi? ness firm, and took It to Galnsville, On. Frbni this place. It is alleged, Forest wrote letters upon the Greenville firth's stationery to various wholesale houses throughout the country, stating thnt the firm had ppchefd a branch office In Gainesville with himself in charge ;-s manager, and ordered a Mot, of goods. . F?n st, It Is said, took the goods from tl ? frelghi office and snipped them 10 other points, where they were sold, the j proceeds being clear gain. ARRBSTBD IN IIRISTOI,. Man Wonted in Itoanoke for Ills Hotel lllll In ? aught. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Bristol, Va , July 27.?Pave Si.ein. a stranger, was arrested here upon complaint from the Shcnandoah Hotel, at Itoanoke, Tho Ronnoko hos? telry had a board bill of $io r>8 against Sh< In. The man had 1.n at :. Bristol hotel for several days, had paid nothing and claimed he had no mom-y to pay I when arrested. Ho w as taken to itoa uokv last night- j WOMAN STOUTLY DENIES HER GUILT [Special ! . The Times-Dispatch.] i ttutham, July 38.?Mary Mort, the negro woman bulged In jail nere late Friday charged with murdering her husband. John Mort, stonily denies any knowle.lg. of the crime. She i* a young woman of about thirty and or fair Intelllgei .- The killing was be? tween the as of midnight and day. and, while ir> eyewitnesses have been found, tracks and other damaging facts 1 win go far tov arda fahtenlng t;.e crime i which from all accounts was of a ihbsi brutal nature. The scene of tho j killing \r. In t::< extreme northern part of Plttsylvanln county, and the victim , was employed* In the cotton mill nt Alt.i Vista Th* alleged murderess will await action of tho grand jury at tho j regular term ?.f tho Circuit Court In September The regulni .Inly term of Plltsylvanla County Ctrl .:? <'ourt ndjourned Thurs? day. A ft i i n session of nearly ten days, during Which six were sentenced to the penitentiary, one. to the reforma? tory and one lb the county lall. James Prltchetl, colored, charged with steal? ing w.i given a Jail sentence, was awarded . how trial- t*. I? Simpson, chnrged With burning a Vchoolhou.se and given three years In the peniten? tiary, was awarded a new trial, which win be at the regular term in Septem br. As shown by the land and proper!-. books fc.r this year, the -Dan River Power and Manufacturing Company will pay to Plltsylvanla, county taxes in the amount of f.14,991.04. Rejoicing In f.'oprnbnKcn. Copenhagen, July 27.?Croat rejoicing followed t'. irrlvdl of news that Cap? tain RJnei M 1.keinen and the engi? neer, Eversen who set out In the summer ,.' ; ..a to cross th,. north end j ..f Greenland from east to west, had reached Aali ?und. Norway. Tbcy had I been given un fur laut. We owe the smokers of this city this word of acknowledgement for the cordial spirit in which they helped vis open our store at 836 East Main Street, on Friday. The welcome we received rang true as Southern' hospitality always does. It was not so much that the store's receipts on the opening day ran up into figures beyond our expec? tations. This was something to be proud of, of course, but better still were the words of kindly welcome which; fell from every lip. We were made to feel at home from the very start. That was the vital thing. In recognition of this friendly expression on the part of the smokers of this city we cannot do more than say that it will be our effort to deserve it. Mere thanks, however, earnest they be, fall short of the occasion. We must pay our debt of gratitude in a better way, and this we will try to do, by making the UNITED CIGAR STORE here established a real addition to the town?a lively contributor to its active life, and another real enterprise, from the success of which Richmond as well as ourselves will derive a substantial benefit. UNITED CIGAR STORES 838 East Main Street Largest Retail Cigar Dealers in the World Because We Serve the People Best Bad Food and Bad Quarters Al? leged in Petition Forwarded to Colonel. I Special to Thts TlmcS-Dlspatch. 1 Ashevllle, N. 0., July 28.?Claiming that the food furnished them was in sufficient, and that a largo patt of it | had to be thrown away on account of < being spoiled, and also that tin. ijuar- , ter.s provided at Ca?ni> Glonn foi cook? ing purposes were woefully Insufficient, i tho chief rooks and quartermaster Eergeants of the First Regiment, North1 Carolina National GUnrd, have forward? ed to Colonel and Quartermaster-Gen 1 brai ^V. I- McGhce, at Wiriston-Saletri, a Petition, protesting against conditions I at enmp this year, and asking lot bet? tor accommodations next y, .r Tho petition, which was prepared byj ' J J. nlgsby, quartermar.ter-sergeant of Company K. this city, arid Joe Hud-1 ? son, chief cook of the company, h?is i forth that the beef furnished for con- ' '' sumption at Camp Glenn was of an In- 1 < ferior quality! that t:o.- pototoes were only seconds, and that the food gen? erally was very poor. It asserts that when fish was served, tho company i would only be aide to get twenty ' pounds of eatable flrsb bill of a , consignment of fifty pounds. Tho 1 petition also calls attention to" ' the provisions made for supply? ing the camp With drinking water, I asserting that the water was provided ! in open tubs, nnd that only ii few cups 1 were supplied for the use of a htm dren men or more. Next, the petition takes up the qiieOr ! tlon of quarters provided for the cok- ' ing department, saying that the room provided for conking has a very low celling, with scarcely any light at I 11, and that tbe room Is very small, so , that the cooks wer., hampered froth want of space. Refrigerator rOOffi Is also declared to he Inadequate, and ,o I this fact is ascribed the spoliation of I much of the food. The petition . lores With a demand for more p,-.- during 'encampments, declaring tint Co pres? ent rate, $1 a day, is not sufficient re? compense for the amount of work the soldiers are called on to do. The peti? tion Is signed by most of the members of the two local companies and the band. Itoblnaon?Miller. Hnrrisonblirg, Va., July 28.?To-day in Klkton. Harry Robinson, of Harri Hbnburg, and Miss Sad ye Miller, daugh? ter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Miller, we -.i married. Mr. Robinson Is a native of Russia. ARCHBALD ASKED 10 GIVE HIS SUM He Will Be Requested to Tell What He Knows About Cam? paign Contributions. Washington. July 28.?John D. Aii-hlittld, of Now York, of tho Stand? ard Oil Interests, has bean Invited by the Senate Committee Investigating political campaign contributions and expenditures, to appear before it as a witness. No iat? was net for his ip pearnnce, but unless there should be a ready acceptance, a subpoena may be issued directing him to appear to tea-! tify on a certain day. Not only will Mr. Archbald he asked to tell what ho knows of contributions to presidential campaigns or 1C>04 and; !'??-. but he will be rjulxsed about con-j trlhutlons to campaigtiH In 19?4i 1906, ires and 1910. Another who has been nuked to ap? pear Is Ii B. Odell, former Governor .of New York; whose name has been' linked vlth the Harrlman contribution I of 1P04. \M.tMii.i: .mwr.t.n lost. [Special to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch-I Ashevllle, N. C, July 28_A large ! I number of Ashevllle women are the ' losers of valuable rings and Jewels I I us the result of tho operations of a| clever swindler, who spent about two months here In the role of a cla'r I V'oyant, The woman Is said to have 'done n good business during the time] that sho was here, many prominent' ! women i.siting her ndv'ce regarding I various mattere. The clairvoyant al? ways requested that an article of Jew? elry bo left In her possoslon for a few i days In order that she might study the case with the nld of an article I with which the Bockel of Information , had been in contact. Attor gathfrinc t. gethtr a huge number of jewels she made a hurried departure, and nolhlnr; has been heard of her In spite of the I efforts of the police department and the offer of a reward, which has been guaranteed by some of the losers of ' valuables. Sentenced In r*rlson. Ilarrlsonhtirg, Va,, July 28.?Con? victed of selling ?20n worth of lumber and appropriating tho money, J. E. Holt, of Broadway, wns yesterday : . ;it.meed to two yenra In the Blatt penitentiary. The case was a long hard fought one with several unusual features. A s|ek Juror held up the trial for a day. And later one of the same Jury delayed by appearing for duty While Intoxicated. He was fined $50. MRS.WALTHALL IS BADLY INJURED While Driving Her Horse and Carriage Fall Down Steep Embankment. [Special to Tho Times-Dtspatch.] Staunton. Va.. July 2S.?Mra. Wal thali, wir0 of the Rev. r>. k. Walthall D. V>., of the Wayncsboro i'reahyterlan Church, met with an accident of a ser? ious nature last evening. While driv Iiik with Miss Lou Wltnrow, ol vvaynes boro, her horse ran away. Tho buggy, horse and Mrs. Walthall went over a bluir, and as tho re-fnll Mrs. Walthall sustained serious injuries, her collar? bone and one shoulder being broken. I A man coming on the ticeno in his au i tomobilc at once took her home, where she received immediate attontlon i Mrc. Walthall and Miss Wltnrow ' were returning from a drive in tho mountains on tho Rockllsh Cap Koad, J having been up to reo the handsome homo newly established, of Major Jatnc i II. l)ool?y. of Richmond. Coming back down the mountain tho horse, which had always been considered a genllo one, took fralght at a nearby Chesa? peake and Ohio train, and Miss With row. at Mrs. Walthall's suggestion. Jumped out, and before Mrs. Walthall j could do anything, the horso had bark ; ed the buggy off a bank that was thir? ty or forty feet to he bottom. Tho buggy wan broken to pieces, tnd the horse so badly Injured It had to bo Killed. Mrs. Walthall was formerly front Richmond, where Dr. Walthall held a pastorate before coming to Waynes I boro. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER S O A S X O R ! A Reuben Thomas Lipscombe Financial and ManufacturerV Agent Exploiting only meritorious and mar? ketable patents, etc. Sellinr; only tho highest grade manufacturers' products in the two Virginias ,tn<l two Carolinas, Established trade. No. U5 North Eighth Street, Richmond, Virginia.