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VOL. xxiv.
NO. .0.
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jAumor of." The Mouse on Ihe Afiirsha" ere?;
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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
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
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
"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?
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
"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
"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.
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?"
"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?
"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
"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
' 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,
"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
"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
"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.
"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?
"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
"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
"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?"
'I suppose you had some Idea in
rour mind about the sounds. What
was it?"
To be Continued
Coal Operators Say They Will Never
Yield to Strikers.
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
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.
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
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?
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
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.
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
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._
Chicago hears that United States Steel
will take over American Tin Can very
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.
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
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?
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
Exports from Newport News foi
September were $2,388,350; inimediat'
transportation imports amounted t<
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
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,
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
A railroad survey is to bc made at
once between Blackstone and Chase
Green Penn, colored, was arrested
and jailed at Martinsville, Henry
county, on a charge of criminal as?
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
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.

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