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RECORDER VOL. xxiv. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., OCTOBER 10, 1902. NO. .0. THE?nY5TERr^0PT/ie INN >7:-* J Tl o rc nee "Wari! e n?^__J _ . 1 jAumor of." The Mouse on Ihe Afiirsha" ere?; '.eoDrrlfht. 1896* t-7 Mahert Jenner's Boa*. I CHAPTER XXI. r*~*?* ??- Continued. - ._l.,.~ Tho other mau had already looked Into thc kitchen, and they now pro? ceeded to search the shut-up drawing room. Clifford heard them as they moved about?heard the noise of the plled-up furniture being displaced. And then, a moment later, one of the policeman ran up the stairs and passed Clifford as the latter hastily came down. As he reached the foot of the stair? case Clifford, whom the man had sa? luted in silence, heard a sharp rap at the door of the closed room. Then the policeman who was upstairs called quickly to his companion downstairs: "Bill, go outside aud walt under the window. This side of the house quick!" The police sergeant dashed out by the front door without a second's de? lay, while the man who had given the direction burst open the bedroom door with a couple of blows of his trunch? eon. Clifford, in perplexity and alarm, rushed out after the sergeant. He ar? rived nearly as soon as the man he was following, whom he found grop? ing among the evergreen bushes which grew thickly under the wall of the old house. A succession of feeble moans, as of a weak creature in great agony, broke upon his ear as he turned the corner of the house. And at the same moment ho saw the constable who had burst open the bed? room door leaning out of tho window of Miss Theodora's room. "What? She has not fallen?thrown herself-" stammered Clifford. But even as he spoke the sergeant parted the bushes with his arms, and turning the full light of the lantern he carried upon the ground beneath them showed the little figure of poor Miss Theodora lying in a shapeless heap. "Oh, don't! Don't touch me!" she whispered faintly, as she felt the strong light thrown on her face. ?'Don't touch me! My leg Is broken and?something here." Her right hand moved feebly up to her chest, and then her head fell back. "She's fainted," said Clifford. "Poor little woman! What shall wc do? Shall I fetch a doctor?" "No, slr; leave thal to me to do that," replied the police sergeant, promptly. "You stay here whlle~I send for help. There's some one close by will go for me." He went away quickly, leaving his lantern. Clifford looked down at the little withered face, and he fancied he detected a flicker of the eyelids. As he bent his head to look closer, he was surprised by her faint whisper in his ear. "I am glad, so glad," she murmured, ?till without opening her eyes, "that this has happened. For now they can? not make me giv* ovidencp against poor Nell." "My dear lady," said Clifford, In the same voice, "pray don't trouble your head about that uow. Nell will be all right. I am sure of it." The policeman in the room above, hearing the voices, looked out. "Has she come to?" he asked. "Ye-es." answered Clifford, doubt? fully. For again she lay with immovable lips. But as ho spoke an expression of intense agony came over the pinched, thin feature, and he saw that with tho return of full consciousness had com'- also the full sensitiveness to pain. "Oo down and ask the Colonel for some brandy." called out Clifford. But the constable did not seem to hear. He still stood at the window, looking down. Clifford repeated his words, and tne man, with evident reluctance, moved from the window. Miss Bostal glanced up and turned hot head with a quick, bird-like motion to Clifford. "Are any ol" the policemen rf ill about7" she nsked, rapidly. Clifford was about to answer In the negative when the constable whom he had sent for the brandy having deliv? ered his message with astonishing cel? erity, appeared at the corner of the house. "Here he comes with thc brandy." iaid Clifford. But Miss Bottal'l expression of pain javc place at once to one of disgust. "Brandy!" she exclaimed. "I would not touch lt. on any account. I have been a teetotaller all my life." Her sudden burst of energy rather disconcerted Clifford, who was much relieved when he saw that the Colonel was close behind the constable. The old man came very slowly to the place where his daughter lay, and peered over the bushes at her. "Theodora! Are you hurt? Really korti" he asked, in a dull tone, as If still 100 mucti overwhelmed by threat? ening misfortune to be greatly troubled about anything else. "Hurt!" she exclaimed, pettishly. "Of course I am hurt. I overbalanced myself while leaning out of the win? dow, and I fell out, and have broken my leg and one of my ribs, too. I think.'4 "Shall wc take you iudoors?" "No. Oh. no!" with energy. "You would hurt me too much. Leave me hero till the doctor comes." Thc Colonel turned, and so did Clif? ford and the constable. For they all, heard sounds as of an altercation iu two" zneif s Voices, and they presently caught sight of two men, the one ap? parently struggling to get away from the other, and the second endeavoring to hold his companion back. In the darkness little more than this was visi? ble to the three men In ihe garden, but the newcomers were near enough for their voices to be recognized. "Let me go, let me go, or, by?" Before ne had heard more than this Clifford was straining his eyes to pierce the gloom, full of interest, full of excitement. "Why, surely," cried he, "that's Georgo Clarls's voice!" The two men were now near enough for Clifford to distinguish the man who was holding his companion back, and to recognize him as Hemming. The second constable went forward, ns the struggling pair came within the garden gate, to the assistance of his fellow. At the same moment Colonel Bostal thrust his hand through Clif? ford's arm, as if for support. The young man hardly noticed his action, so deeply absorbed was he in the prob? lem presented by the sight of the struggling men. For the man whom both the policemen now held was, in? deed, no other_ than George Claris, wiia-eyed, nerce-iookihg, with strag? gling beard and unkempt hair. And he was crying out still, with all the force of his lungs: "Where ls she? Where is she? Let me see her, I say! Let me see her!" "Why, the poor fellow thinks you've got his niece here!" cried Clifford, who seemed to understand in a moment the mystery of the nocturnal knockings and disturbances of which the Colonel and his daughter had complained. Colonel Bostal made no answer, but he threw one rapid glance behind him. Clifford followed his example instinct? ively, and an involuntary exclamation escaped his Ups. For Miss Theodora had disappeared. CHAPTEB XXlf. Sir Neville Bax had no idea of let? ting his admiration of Nell Clarls's pretty face save her from tbe terrors of a most rigorous examination. When she had made the admission upon which the whole matter hinged; and had broken down luto tears as a consequence, ho gave her very little time to recover her composure before he went on in a loud, pompous voice: "Well, and so you admit there was a person in the house at the time Mr. King was robbed of whose presence there nobody but yourself knew any? thing. Now, what was the name of that person?" Nell looked at him reproachfully. He knew who it was, and he might have spared her tho pain of having to state it herself. But as he waited, she said in a whisper which was a strong contrast to the magistrate's tones; "Miss Theodora." "Miss Theodora Bostal?" "Yes." "And how came she to be there, without anybody's knowledge?" Nell, seeing there was no hope for it, dried her eyes and gave the following account with composure: Miss Bostal had for some month? been in the habit of asking Nell, from time to time, to let her sleep with Nell fer the night, on the plea that the Col? onel had stayed a'; Stroan, and thal she was afraid of sleeping at Shingle End all by herself. She had begged Nell not to mention the fact even to her uncle, alleging that if it were to become known that her father's house was sometimei left unprotected il world certainly bo broken Into. Noll had seen nothing extraordinary in thia, and had readily given shelter to he. friend on half a dozen different occa? sions. "I believe you were in tho habit of going to Shingle End every morning and evening: that you were on Inti? mate terms with her father and her? self, and that you would chat with he. about everything that happened at tho Inn?" "Yes." said Nell. "And 13 lt a fact that the robberies at the Blue Lion always took place when Miss Bostal was sleeping under the roof?" "Only at first," said Nell, earnestly, "The last lime she slept thero was the night Mr. King was robbed." "How was lr that you did not, on (hat occasion, mention to your uncle that aho had boen sleeping with you?" "How could I? But indeed I did not think of mentioning it, and refrained because lt would have looked like throwing suspicion upon my best friend." ' Your best friend?" "Yes, sir. She had been very kind to me. and it was sh. who got my un? cle to eend mc to such a ~ood school." "Oh, ch! I sec. Artful all round. Doesn't look much Uko insanity," mut? tered Sir Neville to himself. And he continued his interrogatories: "And did not the fact that, the robberies al? ways took place whon she was there .xclte your suspicion?" "No, oh. no! I never thought of such a thing!" protested thc young girl, .arnestly. "You say Miss F.or.tal was not in the tio'-Pe. to your knowledge, on the oc? casion of the subsequent robberies?" 'She was not sleeping in the bouse, <ir," answered Nell, looking down. "Now, my dear Miss Claris, be can ilid, and tell me all you know.'*. , With a sigh Nell obeyed. She ad mitted that on the morning when bel uncle was found in a state of Insanity she had made a careful search of thc house and had found out a circum? stance which had escaped her notice that a spare key of the back door, which had formerly hung on a nail ls the passage, had disappeared. "How was it you had not found that out before?" asked Slr Neville, rather dryly. "I had forgotten all about the key, which was never used, until we had to leave the house on account of my poor uncle. Then I went over the keys to the different doors by an old list we had left by the man who had the place before my uncle, and it was then I missed the key, nnd remembered that I had not seen it for a long time." Sir Neville made a few notes before he went on. "Before you missed the key you had had suspicions, of course?" Nell bowed her head In assent. "You need not think," said the mag? istrate, sharply, "that your making a frank admission of your suspicions can do the lady any harm. We should get at the truth somehow, you may bo quite sure." "I am telling you all I know," said Nell, simply. She herself saw that no concealment was possible any longer. And surely if Miss Bostal were really found guil? ty of such unlikely crimes she must have been mad when she committed them. "When did tho idea that Miss Bostal committed the thefts como into your mind for the first time?" Even now the remembrance of the terrible sensation she had experienced on that memorable occasion caused a frown of pain and distress to contract Nell's pretty features. "Jem Stickels?the fisherman who?" She stopped. "Who was murdered. Yes, yes." "He told me he?had seen the thief." "Yes. That came out at the inquest. Well?" "He told me that the thief was Miss Bostal; that he had seen her come out of the inn on the night that an attempt was made to rob Mr. Hemming." "When did he tell you this?" "On the afternoon of the next day." "Why did you not say this at the in? quest? Why did you let lt be thought he meant he had seen you?" "I was in great difficulty. I dlcT-fT; know what to think, even then. I had always thought Miss Theodora so good, and besides she had been so kind to me, that I didn't know what to be? lieve myself. It was all so dreadful, and I asked myself what she could do such things for. Besides, her manner when I told her Jem Stickels had threatened to tell the police was so cool. She didn't seem to be In the least .concerned about lt.' How could I suppose it was because she meant to get him out of the way? Oh, I can't believe lt even now, I can't, I can't. Why should she do it, unless she was mad? And there never seemed to be a trace of madness about her. I always thought she was very clever.'* Slr Neville smiled a little at her in? genuousness. Nell herself might not be very clever, but assuredly she was a loyal-hearted friend, to bear the ob? loquy which the affair had cast upon her, without a thought of clearing her? self by betraying her friend. But this was not, of course, the offi? cial view, which was the view he was bound to take. He coughed severely, and gave her a keen look. "Don't you think," he said, "that you were bound, in the Interests of Ju3tic<\ to be more frank?" "Oh, sir, does one help the interests of justice against one's friends?" "One ought to," was the prompt re? ply "And then, too, nobody asked nv> any questions implying any doubts of her. They took lt for granted that I was the thief, the jury did, and every? body. You remember that, don't you?'* Yes, Sir Neville did remember that. And looking at the candid and sweet face in front of him he wondered how his brother mrxzistrates had been such asses, and he forgot tnat he had been one of those asses himself. "Well," he said, In a more pompous manner than ever, "you really gav. your evidence so very badly, with such an apparent absence of straightfor? wardness, that there was some exouso for their mistake." "It was because I was so miserable, sir, more miserable than anybody, be? cause in a sort of way I knew thA truth." "You should hav* let the jury know it, too." "Sir, If it had been only tho thefts I would have done to," answered she, earnestly. "I was in _o much trouble with my suspicions that I had asked one of my friends"?her blush be? trayed her?"to come and see me, that I might ask his advice about it. But before I had time to tell him w.iat I was afraid ot' the murder happened. And then I didn't dare." "Well, well, lt was a great pity," said Sir Neville. "You would have saved yourself a lot of misery, and lt would havo done the lady no harm, as vou soe. And now I want some Infor? mation, If you please, as to the nlfbt .f the murder. Did you, or did you aol, hear any one go out of the house .r come in, when you had come back with Miss Bostal from your visit to lem Stiekeis at hisiodgings?" "I?did hear something," faltered Sell. "What was lt?" "Almost as soon as Miss Bostal left mc in the kitchen I heard tbe bRck door open and shut." "Ah! Did you go to see who it was ibat had opened thc door?" "No." 'I suppose you had some Idea in rour mind about the sounds. What was it?" To be Continued THE PLAN IS REJECTED Coal Operators Say They Will Never Yield to Strikers. THE CONFERENCE IS A FAILURE. Mine Owners Declare That Anarchy Prevails in Pennsylvania?President Mitchell Will? ing to Submit the Entire Controversy to the President to Be Adjusted by Arbitration Through a Commission. Washington, D. D. (Special).?Presi? dent Roosevelt is satisfied thai thc coal strike is not to be settled through an appeal to the humanity and patriotism of those responsible for the present in? tolerable condition. The conference between the President and the representatives of the contend? ing forces has been concluded without a settlement or promise of a settlement by the" action of those to whom the Presi? dent made his appeal. The "captains of capital" and the "captains of labor" were brought face to face in the presence of the chief Executive at the temporary White House and called upon to lay aside their personal differences in the in? terest of the whole country. Mr. John Mitchell, on behalf of the miners, proposed sending the matter to a board or commission of arbitration, and offered to send thc miners to work if this were done, abiding without ques? tion by the decision of such an impar? tial tribunal. The representatives of the mine own? ers and railroads refused absolutely to have any dealings with Mr. Mitchell, or to give any sort of recognition to the union as having rights or interests to be respected, and proposed simply that any individual miner having a grievance miqrht present his case for settlement by a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Mr. Mitchell assumed the attitude of asking nothing but justice, and of being willing to leave it to disinterested par? ties representing the public to determine what that justice should be. The repre? sentatives of the mine owner, and rail? roads assumed the attitude of refusing to recognize that the organization repre? sented by Mr. Mitchell had any business whatever in the case. They could not be moved from this position, and with the conference closed, not to be resumed, the partie. to the con trovesy are no closer than before. The conference, as such, was a failure, yet it may mark the beginning of the end, as it is regarded as almo*t certain that the President will now bring the subject to the attention of Congress. It is not believed that the question will longer be considered with reference to the wishes and interests of the two warring ele? ments, but will be dealt with, as best it may, as a matter of vital public interest. It is no longer a question of what the strikers or mine owners will do, but one of what the representatives of the people can do. The soirit in which the "captains of capital" entered upon the conference was distinctly one of condescension, with an air of self-conscious power, giving an impression of defiance. Remarks ma^le by a member of the party to the effect that if anyone knew what thc President would do now it was more than they did appeared little short of sneering. It is expected ihat the question will soon bc up to Congress. Two conferences were held, and the interest displayed in both was intense. In his statement of the case the Pres? ident impressed upon the operators and President Mitchell the great need to the country of a settlement. The min? ers submitted their proposition, which in effect was that whenever there should be differences between the operators and their employes such differences should be referred to a tribunal to be selected by the President for decision and that both sides should abide by thc decision which should bc rendered by that tribunal, regardless of its effect upon either side. The operators then submitted their proposition. It was: First?That under no circumstances should thev recognize or transact busi? ness with Mr. Mitchell, the president of the United Mine Workers, or any other agent of thc union. Second?That should any differences arise between employes individually and employers such difference should be re? ferred to the judge of the Court of Con mon Pleas located within the district where the trouble originated. Thc miners rejected the proposition made by the operators. Thc operators rejected thc proposition made by the miners. May Appeal to tbe Miners. Washington, D. C. (Special).?A final effort, with hope of success, is to be made to end the coal strike. It has been discussed by the President and some of his advisers, and while thc idea is still in an uncompleted state and the final result still uncertain, yet it offers a method which now seems to be the only solution of the problem. The suggestion is made that Presi? dent Mitchell, of the United Minework? ers, may be able to have the men now on strike return to work in order.to avert the impending disaster which a fuel famine will cause, and that at as early a date as possible there shall be a complete investigation by Congress and by the State Legislature of Penn? sylvania into the anthracite coal situa? tion, with a view of bringing before the public the facts \ and conditions of the miners, with a view to legislation or recommendations for relieving the condition of the miners in thc near fu? ture. While it is not absolutely possi? ble to guarantee such an investigation there is little doubt that recommenda? tions by the President and thc Execu? tive of Pennsylvania would be promptly acted upon by Congress and the Penn? sylvania legislature. Typhoon Kills Hundreds. Victoria, B. C. (Special).?Japan was visited by a heavy typhoon early in Sep? tember, and the -teamer Tartar brings advices of dis'Sters. From Kagoshima comes the news of the loss of 600 fishing smacks and 1.500 men. The Governor of Yamaguchiken reports that 38 per? sons weie d'owned and nine other- were killed. The Governor of Hiroshima Ken reports 65 lives lost. Twenty-five casualties occurred in Akigori alone, the steamer Kairu-Maru was wrecked on Ushifuki. September io. SUMMARY OF THE LATEST NEWS Domestic. Under the guard of troops a trainloac of coal was shipped over the Reading Railroad from Mahanoy City. Pa., foi Philadelphia. The Reading will, it is said, make another attempt to operate mines this week. At Scranton and othei towns in the anthracite region the homes of the mining officials are closely guarded by troops. The Erie express on thc Pennsylvania Railroad ran into the rear end of a freight train near Milton. Pa., and En? gineer Wheelartd, of Harrisburg, and Conductor Stringer, of Sunbury, were killed. Two stockholders of the New Orleans Railway Company applied to the courts for a receiver with a view to forcing a settlement of the strike. John A. Sheridan, a fugitive member of the St. Louis House of Delegates, wanted on thc charge of bribery, was j arrested. Gen. William Booth, the head of the Salvation Army, arrived in New York and was giveh a grand reception by the army. Sir Michael Herbert, British ambas? sador to the United States, reached New York on the Cunard liner Cam? pania. The body of the suicide at thc Stur tevant House was identified as that of Miss Elizabeth Hessey, a trained nurse. The long litigation between the City of Nashville, Tenn., and the street rail? way company has been settled, the city granting franchises in return for the donation of Centennial Park to the city, payment of 2 per cent., of the gross receipts annually and the immediate expenditure of $1,000,000 on improve? ment of the property. The miners of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company at the Blue Creek and Blocton Mines, in Alabama, have been ordered on strike because of the refusal of the company to withhold as? sessments made by the union for thc anthracite strikers from thc wages of those miners who object to paying it. The Maryland Society of Chicago held its annual meeting and elected Harry Page Guyton president, and a resolution was adopted to notify Rear Admiral Schley of his election as hon? orary member of the society. The organization of a lodge of the Machinists' Union in Waynesboro, Pa., has resulted in two large manufacturing establishments posting notices that they will employ no union men. A temporary panic was caused in Wall street by the unfounded story that the Comptroller of the Currency had declared Sacretary Shaw's plan to abol? ish the bank reserves illegal. The Massachusetts Republican Con? vention nominated John L. Bates, ol Boston, for Governor, and Gen. Curtis Guifd, Jr., of Boston, for lieutenant governor. Stage Manager Harry C. Rose, ol New York, who shot and killed his wife, was committed by the coroner to answer the charge of murder. Tom, the trick elephant at the Cen? tral Park Zoo, in New York, became so unmanageable that the authorities were obliged to kill him. James P. Forshay, an actor, who in 1901 shot and killed his wife. Edna May Stokes, an actress, at a Chicago hotel, died in that city. An elevator fell four stories at the shoe factory of A. E. Little & Co., at Lynn, Mass., killing 2 persons and in? juring 11 others. Gertrude Farrington, a member of a theatrical company, committed suicide in a New York hotel with chloroform Noah Hale shot and killed his son and beat his wife with the butt of the gun with which he killed his son. The trial of Robert M. Snyder, ban? ker and promoter, charged with bribery in St. Louis, was continued. Rain and wind storms caused another postponement of thc army maneuvers at Fort Riley, Kansas. The battleship Oregon has received orders to sail from San Francisco for Manila about October 15. Foreign. The Paris fund for a monument to Zola amounts to $3,400. including $6c from Dreyfus. Sixty thousand mem? bers of various societies took part in the funeral procession. The Pester Lloyd, of Vienna, in com? menting upon Kruger's willingness to make peace with Great Britain, sug? gests that he induce the Boer generals to abandon their tour. The Grand Duke Nicholas arrived at Constantinople on a Russian ironclad which was permitted to pass the naval forts. Unusual wintry weather prevails in Germany. Theie was ice in Berlin and snow fell on the Swabian Alps. Crown Prince Constantin of Greece was badly injured by the overturning of a "motorcar. May Yohe and Bradley Strong were married at Buenos Ayres October 2. A violent earthquake occurred at Terin, Italy, 50 miles from Rome, caus? ing a panic among the inhabitants. The Turkish measures to suppress the Macedonian revolt, it is believed, may stir up the neutrals. Dreyfus will not attend the funeral of M. Zola, at the request of Mme. Zola, who feared that his presence might cause disturbance. President Castro and his army fled before the revolutionists, and is now reported to be at Los Tcques, in a very strong strategical position. The Birr County Court upheld the decision of the Crimes Act Court in the cases of Edmund Haviland-Burk and Michael Reddy. At a Salvation Army meeting at West Gunnedah. Ne<;v South Wales, Edward Purcell confessed having com? mitted three murders. Mme. Zola was allowed to sec the body of her husband. She swooned when his features were uncovered. It is stated in London that Premier Balfour will withdraw thc government's education bill._ Financial. Chicago hears that United States Steel will take over American Tin Can very shortly. The buyiiif by Gates and his friends sent up Colorado Fuel from 81 to 85 in an hour. Big bankers are unanimous in the as? sertion that speculation should be kept at a lower point for some weeks. Stockholders of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad will on November io vote upon a proposition to increase the bonded indebtdness by $18,000,000 of 4 oer rent, bonds. Mexican Hustang Liniment c don't stay on or near the surface, but goes in through the muscles and ti?Bue_ to the bone and drive, out all soreness and inflammation. For a Lame Back, Sore Muscles, or, in fact, all Lameness and Sore- j ness of your body there is nothing j , that will drive out the pain and in- j flammation so quickly as Mustang Liniments If you cannot reach the spot your? self get some one to assist you, for it is essential that the liniment be rubbed in most thoroughly. Mexican Hustang Liniment overcomes the ailments of horses and all domestic animals. Tn fact, tX ia a, flesh healer and pain killer no matter who or what the patient is. TBE OLD DOMINION. latest Nows Gleaned From All Over tbe Stat*. As a sequel to the recent collapse of he Peanut Trust, financed by New York capital, the largest cleaners in Virginia and North Carolina will come ogether this week with a view to or? ganizing what they term a "community if interests," but which in reality will savor of a trust. Word was passed iround among the peanut men. The lew proposition is that there shall be i central office for the receipt of or lers, which will be distributed among the factories in proportion to the busi less done by each during the past five rears. Though each plant will bc op? iated under the same management, beaners say large savings will be made n the acquisition, of crude stock, and ilso in the disposition of the finished )roduct. Thc Hampton Telephone Company, ill but 15 shares of whose stock have :hanged hands recently, met at New )ort News and reorganized by electing he following: President, VV. T. Gen ry, Atlanta; vice-president, Hunt Chip ey, Richmond; secretary and treasurer, 0. I. Carson, New York; counsel, S. jordon Cumming, Hampton; direc ors, Edward J. Hall. New York; D. c. Carson. New York; Colonel Joseph 3utton, Appomattox; Hunt Chipley, Richmond; W.T. Gentry, Atlanta. Pre iminary to the election, all of the local >fticers and directors except Messrs. J. IV. Rowe and S. Gordon Cumming ten lered their resignations. Mr. F. A. Graichen, a brother of Mayor W. C. Graichen, of Winchester, A-as fined $10 and costs in the Police Court for obstructing an officer in the lischarge of his duty, and $1 and costs br violating the sanitary laws. He was irrested on complaint of Inspector Ver? milion after having ordered the officer Dttt of the Graichen Glove factory, where he went to inspect it, and threat? ened to shoot him if he returned. Sneak thieves entered Fairfax College, Winchester, while the young lady stu? dents were at supper and ransacked five rooms. Six purses, containing nearly $100, were stolen. The empty purses were later found near a stream on the college ground. Dr. J. A. Chandler, a prominent phy? sician of Caroline county, died at his home, near Guinea, after a protracted illness, aged 74 years. He is survived by two sons, Prof. Julian A. C. Chand? ler, of Richmond College, and Mr. Campbell Chandler, and one daughter. Miss Mary Chandler, of Caroline. Mr. Charles W. Cash, who for years has been connected with the Adams Express Company at Frcdericksburg. was bady injured by being thrown fron1 an express wagon by the horses run? ning away. One rib was broken and his shoulder and legs severely cut. Edward O. Ball, the 17-year-old son of Postmaster Charles Ball, who has been missing from his home in Norfolk for several days, has been located in New York. Miss Ethel Davenport Gardner, of Norfolk, and Mr. Erdman Tappen, of Morristown, N. J., were married hy? the Rev. Dr. J. J. Taylor, of Freemason Street Baptist Church. Mr. C. T. Phillips has resigned as superintendent of the Rappahannock Electirc Light and Power Company, p.nd will leave for West Virginia, whee he has secured a position. Mr. John F. Dickinson. Sr., one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of King George county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ada Smith, in that county, after a protracted illness. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, and-23 grandchil? dren. In Norfolk county William Cotton shot and instantly killed Frank Hol? land. Cotton escaped. The vahie of exports from Norfolk for thc month of September was $1,016. 954, against $507,448 thc same month last year. The trial of Goodman Brown. Jr., in the County Court of Surry, charged with the murder ot emmett Brown, re? sulted in his acquittal. Norman Williams, a ig-year-old ne? gro lad, of Amelia, was hurried to the penitentiary to escape a possible lynch? ing. Williams was an escaped convict, with a black record, made in many sec? tions of thc Union. He was kept in the woods in Amelia over night to pre? vent an attempt to lynch him. The residence of C. F. Groome in Warwick county was burned at an carly hour the other morning. Loss, about $6,000; insurance. $2,500. The fire was from a defective tine. Thc family barely escaped with their lives, losing all of their clothing and other possessions. The Shenandoah County Telephone Company, by completing its linc t'i Strasburg, established a communica? tion between Staunton and Winchester, Martinsburg, Hagerstown and thc long-distance service. A camp of Confederate veterans ha? been organized at Chatham. Registration closed in Richmond wit! 9.093 white and 760 colored voters or the list. The old registration stood 1.2.338 white and 6.427 colored. The attendance ai the opening of tin Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a' Blacksburg, indicates a matriculation 0 over 500 before thc close of thc scs sion. Exports from Newport News foi September were $2,388,350; inimediat' transportation imports amounted t< $565,35i Thc students attending Washingtoi and Lee from Florida have organize! a club under thc name of the Orang' and Alligator Tribe. Hon. Harry St. George Tucker wil ?leave thc Lexington and locate ii Staunton, where he resided prior tf going to Washington and Lee Univcr sity as professor of international anc constitutional law. The junior law class of Washingtoi and Lee University has elected tin following officers: Charles Sec Mc Nulty, of Monterey, Va., president; E W. Poindexter, vice-president; B. W Crawford, of Florida, secretary anc treasurer. A fatal wreck occurred on thc Nor folk and Western at Allegheny tank 28 miles west of Roanoke, which rc .tilted in the death of two firemen. S D. Jarrett, of Bristol, and I. C. Epling of Roanoke. Janeta was scalded tc death, dying instantly, and Epling lived several hours. Engineer T. r. Keister of Roanoke, was badly hurt. George W. Schemclz of Newport News, has purchased of thc Norfolk Terminal and Transportation Company a parcel of land, part of which is known as the Tazewell lot, in the heart of Norfolk's business section, in Taze? well and Bousch streets and Brooke avenue. The purchase price was $65, 079. At Roanoke. George II. McShcrry. r.i cx-cugineer of the Norfolk and Western Railroad, attempted to com? mit suicide by cutting a vein in his wrist. A railroad survey is to bc made at once between Blackstone and Chase Cily. Green Penn, colored, was arrested and jailed at Martinsville, Henry county, on a charge of criminal as? sault. In Richmond, Motorman W. B. Haber was shot by a negro. Edward B. Watkins, and painfully, though not ser? iously, wounded. At Big Stone Gap, the extract plant of thc United States Leather Company was destroyed by fire, entailing an esti? mated loss of $150,000. The fire orig? inated from the friction of a wood pulley. At Abingdon, W. W. Fulton was sen? tenced to seven years in thc penitenti? ary (or killing John Collins. Play Both Ends. In Guatemala, the Indian population tries to double Its chances for the ef? ficacy of prayer by worshiping at a Christian altar with images of its heathen deities hidden behind it. In the rattle of money one hears the rustle of silk, the clatter of silver service containing rich viands and many other delightful melodies.