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Virginian-Pilot from Norfolk, Virginia • Page 8

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NEWS FROM SUFFOLK AND OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA BIG ICE TRUST IN RICHMOND Big Dealers Combine to Shut Out the Smaller Fry. THE LATTER FULL OF FIGHT Arrangements Have Boon IWndo Whereby the Victims of tlio Froeze-Out Gamo "Will Sooaro Supplies From Norfolk and Other Virginia Cltles-Appolntmctit of Notaries by the Govornor Visitors from jRaltlmoro Southern Baptist Conven? Dickinson Convalescing. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond, April biff Ice dealers of Richmond have agreed among themselves to adopt a policy this winter which will practically shut out all the smaller fry who have been accustomed to peddle their wares around the street, selling it in small lots. It Is understood that arrangements have been made whereby these dealers Will be unable to secure supplies from Norfolk, Newport News, Petersburg and other contiguous cities. The small dealers are full of fight, and say they will have ice If ft is neces? sary to go to New York after it. It is understood that last year's prices will prevail. NORFOLK NOTARIES. Governor Tyler this morning appoint? ed the following notaries public: J. Saks, Norfolk; W. H. Land. Norfolk; T. J. Hoggard, Norfolk; R. II. Withers, Nunsemond; J. S. McNully, Highland; R. L. Parrish, Alleghany; M. C. Scott, Culpepper; T. T. "Wood, Albe marle; J. V. Perecra, Albemarle; J. P. Royall, Tazewell; P. B. F. Good, Rock lngham; M'. D. Cary, Pulaski; J. D. Barns, Tazewell, and J. D. Barns, Smythe. W. H. IT. Raleigh has been appointed commissioner of Virginia for Maryland. A GOOD CITIZEN DEAD. Mr. Ishnm C- Owen, one of the best known and most highly-respected citi? zens of Chesterfield county, died yes? terday at the residence of his eldest daughter, Mrs. W. G. Hall, In that county. The funeral will be held from Toma? hawk Church to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mr. Owen was born in Powhatan county. In 181S. In the early fifties he went to Pltlsylvntila. where ho was living when the war broke out. He tit once reported for service, and after taking part In several battles, was ap? pointed commissary commissioner in Southwest Virginia, und Northern North Carolina. Mr. Owen was a member of the Bap? tist Church and a bright Mason. He Is survived by a widow and seven chil? dren. BALTIMORE VISITORS. A party consisting of twenty odd Bat 'tlmorenns nrrlved here this morning. They will leave on Mondny for Norfolk to inspect Virginia's great shipping port. SOUTHERN HAPTIST CONVENTION The Southern Baptist Convention will hold Its next session at Hot Springs, beginning May 11th. Virginia Is entitled to about one hun? dred delegates, about twenty of which come from Richmond, and, as the meet? ing of the convention will he of excep? tional Importance, it is prophesied that the delegations from all the States will bo very large. DR. DICKINSON CONVALESCING. Dev. Dr. A. E. Dickinson has almost entirely recovered from his recent se? vere illness. Ho took a drive in his buggy yesterday and to-day. NEWPORT NEWS. RUN DOWN BY A LOCOMOTIVE? BAPTISTS OP HAMPTON. Newport News, Apr. Gatewood, a young man well known here, formerly billing clerk in the west bound freight department of the Ches? apeake and Ohio, was run over by en? gine No. 36 on the yard last night. The unfortunate young man was In? toxicated und was on his way to Roclc etts, apparently, when the accident oc? curred. It was about 8 o'clock. Ho had reached the "old main line track" just above Twenty-fifth street bridge as the engine came crashing down up? on him. Two men, B. G. Mills and B. Lambert, who were crossing the ynrd in an opposite direction, saw him standing there, apparrently dazed and unable to get out of the way of the ap? proaching locomotive. Realizing that a terrible accident was imminent, they yelled to Engineer Chandler, who heard them and reversed. The locomotive struck the mnn and threw him beneath the wheels. Both legs were cut off near the body. The right arm was cut off near the' shoul? der nnd the noor fellow's body was horribly bruised and mangled. Strange to say. however, ho was not killed out? right. He died at 1 o'clock this morn? ing. BAPTIST CHURCH EXTENSION. At a meeting of the congregation of the Baptist Church, at Hampton, a few nights ago, a committee was appointed to formulate plans looking to the es? tablishment of a mission In the West End. Mr. Henry L. Schmelz was made chairman of the committee. The ob? ject Of the Baptists Is to erect a large and commndions chapel building In which services will be held regularly. A canvass will probably be begun iii the very war future when the tion of raising the necessary money will be determined upon. WILLIAMSBURG. NEWS GATHERED AT YE ANCIENT (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) "Wllllamsburg, April is no material change in the condition of City Sergeant Spencer, who Is criti? cally 111, suffering from a carbuncle on hla neck. Possibly he may be a lit? tle weaker. Some who have boen with him think he will not recover, as his strength Is slowly falling him. Mr. John Coupland, from Norfolk, a brother-in-law, camo up last evening to (be with him, and his niece, Mrs. E. T. Lamb, also of Norfolk, is expected this evening. Mr. and Mrs. Person are expected this evening from their bridal tour. Mr. Spencer Lane, who holds a cleri? cal position with the Southern road at Norfolk, has been up on a brief visit to his parents. Spencer is looking well and has entirely recovered from his severe attack of fever. Dr. Foster came hack this morning from his visit to Washington and Bal? timore, where ho Inspected the laun? dries of the insane asylums near those cities. The register of births and deaths of MIddletown and Benton parishes has Just been received by the registrar of Benton parish, Mr. H. D. Cole, who has had it in his possession for years. The old 'book Is a great curiosity, and dates from 1C62. Prof. J. A. C. Chandler, a distin? guished alumnus of William and Mary, has been invited to address the Alumni Association In June next. PETERSBURG. HOW THE UNION VKTERANS SPENT THE DAY. (Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Petersburg, April vet? erans from E. K. "Wilcox Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of Springfield, accompanied by a delegation from A. P. Hill Camp of Confederate Veterans, spent to-day visiting the his? toric 'battle-fields in front of Peters? burg, where some time was spent searching for bullets and other relics of the war between the States. CALL OF VISITORS. During the stay at the Central State Hospital the visitors were very hos? pitably entertained by the ollieinls of that Institution. The visitors were next driven to the Virginia Normal and Col? legiate Institute, in Chesterfield coun? ty, where there are three hundred or more colored male and female students. Tlio visitors on their return to the city visited some of the large tobacco fac? tories. To-night the visitors attended a campflre of A. P. Hill Camp. The evening was spent in speech-making and relating reminiscences of the civil war. During the evening light refresh? ments were served. To-morrow the visitors will be taken to Richmond and shown the places of Interest there. They will take lunch at the Jefferson Hotel, and will return to Petersburg to-morrow night. A PLEASED VISITOR. Mr. Warren S. Buxloh, State Inspec? tor of Public Buildings of Massachu? setts, told your correspondent that ho was at a loss for words to express his surprise nt what he saw nt the Virginia and Collegiate Institute. He stated that the deportment of the stu? dents, their orations and singing was as good ns ho had ever seen and heard at any place. Mr. Buxton was highly complimentary to the officials of" the Central State Hospital, and spoke In the highest terms of the neat and clean nppearance of the buildings and grounds. FOSTER. A PRETTY MARRIAGE IN MATHEWS COUNTY. (Special to The Virglnlan-Pilot.) Foster, April Annie Laurie Minter was married to Mr. Wil? liam Allen Davis yesterday. The mar? riage took place at Providence Meth? odist Church, and the ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Prlbble. The large auditorium of the church was filled nearly to overflowing with friends of the popular pair. The church was decorated handsomely with evergreens and flowers, there being two Immense arches, one on either side of the pulpit. The bride wore a pearl-gray suit, and her slender figure, so strikingly hand? some and graceful, pleasingly contrast? ed, ns to slue, with the flne-lnoking groom. The. bride's features nre of delicate mould and of a blonde type, while the groom, dark hair and eyes, looked every Inch a giant, who had never known a trouble nor missed a meal In his life. The young couple were to have taken a bridal tour to Washington via Balti? more, but the Illness of Sirs. J. Davis, the bridegroom's mother, pre? vented the proposed trip. Mr. Marlon White, of Norfolk, acted as best man, and Miss Martha Minter, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. RtWJOKE. NORFOLK WESTERN OIL HOUSE BURNED. Ronnoke. April The two oil houses of the Norfolk and Western shops were destroyed by fire early this morning. The origin of the fire is un? known. There nre twenty-three tanks con? taining 2.000 gallons each stored In the two buildings. Many of the tanks ex? ploded, making the situation very dan? gerous for the firemen, who were powerless to subdue the (lames. The loss will probably reach $12,000, with insurance amounting to $7,000. Sheriff Kills Soldier (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Richmond, April Fletcher, a re-enlisted negro United States soldier of Troop Ninth Cav? alry, while drunk on si Chesapeake and Ohio train last night, became danger? ously unruly and bad to be tied. On the arrival of the train at Staunton he was put In jail and assaulted Deputy Sheriff Dnwson, who shot and killed him. Fletcher was from Washington. Dawson was acquitted by a Coroner's Jury. A Wook'9 Bank CloarlnRS. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) New York, April total hank clearings at the principal cities of the United States for the week ending April Oth were $1,941,438,265, a decrease of 5.1 per cent, from the corresponding week last year. Outside of New York city, $636,093,200, an increase of 4.8 per cent. John 1. Brown Boston. by BROWN'S Bronchial Troohee: Hoarssnessand soro throat cured. NEWS OF SUFFOLK Edward Tillman the Alleged In? cendiary Still at Large. Ills Aged Fnther and Mothor Fled in the Night Council Rcfugo to Furohaso Street Sprinklers-Captain Ulli Laid at Other Deaths. fSpeclal to VIrglnlan-Pllot.) Suffolk, April Till? man, the alleged negro Incendiary who burned Ivor yesterday, is still at large, and there are no prospects of his capture. The crowd which came together lust night, and which meant to deal out summary vengeance by lo? cating Tillman through Information gained from his old father, did not find any member of the family. Edward's father and mother had tied from homo though their reason for going is not known. Tillman, the suspect, said to have held malice against Bryant and Home, to -whose store the torch was first ap? plied, since December, when he was ejected from the place. He Ks also al? leged to have threatened Its destruction by lire. Tillman was seen about Ivor a short time before the day of the fire. The Ivor people think that the motive, opportunity and barefoot tracks make strong links in a chain of circumstan? tial evidence. Tillman it? said to have worked recently In Smithtleld. Now that popular excitement at Ivor Is more subdued, It Is believed that un? less Tillman Is caught very soon the advice of the more conservative men to let there be a judicial investigation will prevail. STREET SPRINKLERS KILLED. By a vote of 5 to 4 the Town Council to-night refused to buy street sprink? lers. There was warm discussion. A recorded vote was called for, and most members responded with emphasis. Mr. Pinner suggested that the vote be re? corded In the Virglnian-Pllot. B. Ferguson, W. C. rell, G. S. P. Holland, John B. Nor fleet. R. Allen, John B. Pinner. R. G. Dennis, W. N. McAnge, John C. Holladay. R. S. Boykin was elected Town Treasurer unanimously. There were four candidates in the field. CAPTAIN HILL BURIED. Beside the still waters of Lake Kllby, a mile from the body of the late Captain Dnrlus Jackson Hill, for? mer superintendent of the Old Bay Line, was laid beneath the sod at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The funeral took place at 11:30 o'clock from the SulTolk Christian Church. It was con? ducted by the pastor, Dr. W. W. Staley. The services were Impressive, but simple. There was a conscientious avoidance of tinsel-like display. That was in pursuance of orders from Col? onel Thomas W. Smith, who directed the funeral. The display feature would hnve been foreign to the deceased's nature. Dr. Staley preached a strong, simple discourse that was devoid of laudatory effusions which often char? acterize occasions of the sort. The choir sang old-fashioned soul-stlrrlng music. The floral designs were beautiful and tasteful. They were particularly attrac? tive. The Old Bay Line was repre? sented at the obsequies by General Freight and Passenger Agent William Randall, of Baltimore, and General Agent Key Compton, of Norfolk. There were numerous other friends from a distance. The long cortege which followed the hearse from Glen Mar, the deceased's country home, four miles away, to Suf? folk, included many country neighbors, as well as city friends of Captain Hill. The body was laid beside the grave of a brother, Calvin Hill. Captain Hill's father and mothor rest In the same lit? tle cemetery, which is only a few feet from the lake's edge, and Is near by a line of Federal breastworks which were thrown up in 1SC2 by the forces of Gen? eral Peck, who had charge of Suffolk. The following were pall-bearers: Ac? S. Smith, Honloy M. Par? ker. Walter W. Ballard, Otis s. Smith, IT. Causey, John 7,. Yentes, John E. Booker. Borland G. Butler, nil of Suffolk. The first four are cousins of the deceased. Randall. Balti? more; Colonel Lttclan D. Starke, Nor? folk: George Saxon, Berkley; Key Compton, Norfolk; Colonel Thomas W. Smith, Dr. William W. Murray, Robert It. Smith. Dr. R. E. Parker, Suffolk. Some other visitors from a distance were Mr.Virginlus Kllby, Baaley, N. Mr. George A. Tobb, Portsmouth; Mrs. Darius Holloman, Norfolk. Colonel Starke. Mr. Randall and Mr. Compton were quests of Colonel Smith. Colonel Smith has had many tenderly written letters touching Captain Hill's death. WELL-TO-DO FARMER DEAD. Trajali Langston, a well-to-do farmer, died this morning at his home, in Nan Bcmond county, four miles from Suf? folk, need 78 years. He had been ill several weeks with grip. The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock to-morrow nfternoou from the residence. The deceased leaves three daughters SUFFOLK ADVERTISEtVIE'TS 'nRl'STER'3 SALE OF SIT BURBAN I LOTS By authority of a deed of trust made by I). H. llollomon and Sarah llollomon, his wife, on the 17th day of December, ISM. and recorded In Nanse mond County Clerk's ollioo on the 25th div of July, 1895, page SOU in Deed Book No 35 to secure the payment of a cer? tain debt therein mentioned, and by direc? tion of tho benellclary under said deed (said debt having become due and paya? ble and default having been mado In Its oivmenO 1 shall sell by public auction to "tho highest bidder, in front of Court? house In Suffolk, in said county, at 12 0'C'OCON'MONDAY. APR I Li 9, 1000. the following real estate, ALilVtHOSB TWO OERTAIN LOTS OB I PARCEI? OF LAND (No. 33 and 85), Joining each other, situated on the side of Broad in the western sub? urbs of Suffolk, in sain county, and de? scribed as follows: Beginning at a point on the west side of said Broad street 100 north of the northwest corner of said street and First avenue, nnd running thence from said point northwardly along tho west side or line of said street 100 feet! thence westwardly along a line per nendtcular to the said west side or line of said street US feet to Alley ten feet wldo thence southwardly along said alley in a lino with said street 10) feet, and thence enstwardly 145 feet to the be? ginning, together with all and singular the belonging to the same. WILBUB J. KILBY Trustee. March 26, 1S0O. Edward D. Brinkley, Mrs. 3. Frank Eley and Miss Alice Langston? and one J. Langston. Mr. Langston was a good man and honest. During the war, while Deputy Sergeant of Nansemond county, he was arrested and placed In the Federal prison at Point Lookout. He never served in the army. DEATH AT CRITTENDEN. Mrs. S. E. Cogglns, a widow, died last night at Crlttenden, 61 years old. The funeral will take place from the Crlt? tenden Christian Church at 2 o'clock to? morrow afternoon. One of the de? ceased's sons is Mr. Ben. E. Cogglns, of Crlttenden. LIQUOR LICENSE DAY. County Judge Wilbur J. KIlby has named Monday, April 23, aB liquor lic? ense day. He will then hear applica? tions of those who wish to sell fluids for the fiscal year beginning in May. BRIEFS. The recently appointed pension bu? reau will meet at 3 o'clock Monday af? ternoon for the choosing of a chairman and secretary. When blanks shall have been received the bureau will be ready to receive applications for premiums. Rev. A. A. Prudcn, of North Carolina, was in Suffolk to-day. Miss Katie Lewis Is In Norfolk as the guest of a sister. Mrs. W. H. White. Justice A. S. Eley has returned from Lake Drummond. The Tresbyterian Church will open its doors at 10:40 a. m. Sunday to re? ceive members. Lynchburg Nomination. (Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Lynchburg, April the Dem? ocratic primary all the city officers were renomlnated except W. S. Bransford, the Collector of Taxes, who was defeat? ed by Henry Adams. THREE RECEIVERS NAMED. FOR AS MANY GEORGIA BUILD? ING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS. (By Telegraph to Atlanta, April building and loan associations passed Into the hands of receivers to-day, making three in as many days. The court procedure in each case was the being appointed by Judge Don A. Par dee, of the United States Circuit Court, for the home oittce. while ancillary re? ceivers were named in the States in which the concern did business. It is claimed in each case that the action taken was the result of mutual under? standing, and the cause of the receiver? ships the decisions by courts In the matter of taxation. The National Railway Building and Loan Association, of which D. B. Stun cllffe was general manager, was named In an application to Judge Pardee last night, and the head of the concern was announced as its receiver this morning. Meanwhile instructions for the filing of ancillary bills in the Slates of Florida, Loulslnana, Texas, Alabama and Mis? sissippi were sent by telegraph. The assets and liabilities of the Na? tional Railway Association are about $300,000. The application for the receiv? ership was made by J. F. Bottom, Birmingham, and the grounds alleged are unfavorable rulings by the courts of various States, and especially that of the Georgia Supreme Court in the matter of taxes. The application was not. resisted. The Atlanta National Building and Loan Association, of this city, was given into the hands of receivers this afternoon, Judge Pardee naming George A. Spear and Llgon Johnson for the places. The assets are a half million dollars, and the receivers claim that every dollar of indebtedness will be paid in a short time. The application In this case was made by A. E. Dlxon, of North Carolina, and Mrs. Mary Mc Klnlock, of Charleston, S. C. Action looking to the appointment of ancillary receivers In nearly all of the Southern States was taken. On Wednesday last Judge Pardee named receivers for the Southern Home Building and Loan Association with li? abilities of about $1,000,000. None of the associations has yet made a report of their conditions. The total assets involved in the three receiverships ap? proximate two million dollars. In explaining the cause for the trou? ble in the National Railway Building and Loan Association. Hon. Porter King, one of the attorneys, said: "For one not familiar with the facts It Is impossible to appreciate how the sudden demand for $40,000 of back taxes by the State nnd county and the demand by the city for back taxes al? so under a decision lately rendered by the Supreme Court, tended to paralyze the business of the associations. "During the entire life of this asso? ciation, since 1S91. the tax laws of Georgia have exempted it from taxes, except upon shares on which no loans were made, nnd except upon the real estate, which was held unconstitution? al by the Supreme Court, thus holding that during all these years taxes must be paid on all the debts due the asso? ciation by borrowers in nil the States where it did business, and also holding that the licenses paid the several cities did not exempt it from city taxes on the entire assets and indebtedness. "Not only was the claim made for back taxes, but In future its taxes would be. at the same rate and on the same valuation, making a. total taxa? tion of about per cent, on nil its assets, and It was simply impossible to live under such a burden." Captain W. D. Ellis, attorney for the Atlanta National Association, said: "The association was really In good shape, but the demands for back taxes from the city and county, with the fact that a multiplication of suits were threatened, made It apparently Impos? sible to keep up the fight any longer. That was especially true on account of the failure of two other bul'dlng and loan associations and the Impression naturally created in the public mind that no national building and loan as? sociation could stand the severe strain through which they were being forced to pass." Judge Pardee has granted orders on ancillary bills, placing the co-receivers In charge of the assets of the associa? tion In the various Southern States. Why buy a Tin Roof for $4 per square that will not last two years, when you can Got curry's magnesia Rooting for per square, with a ten year guarantee. A. FREWEN Sole agent Norfolk and vicinity. mh3-eod. VIGOROUS YOUTH ROBUST WOMANHOOD The nerves must be strong, the bodily organs and active, the blood pure and rich with nourishment. is the home remedy of the American people. It restores strength and assists to a healthful development of the tired or exhausted body. JULIA MAYS, 240 Fifth Avenue, New York, writes: "Paine's Celery Compound has restored me to perfect health after years of nervous insomnia. 1 can now sleep peacefully and sweetly for hours at a time, a thing I had not done for years before taking the Compound. Surely, women who have ill health, or mental worry, can not find a remedy more beneficial than Paine's Celery Compound." Paine's Celery Compound is a medicine to strengthen nerves, stomach, liver, kidneys. A Shining Example. The Electric Light is a shin ing example of Progress. It has supplanted all Inferior Methodsof Illumination. Cost is small and gives the Best Light. Ask us about the price; we know you'll be surprised. THE NORFOLK RAILWAY LIGHT CO. 82-84 PLUME STREET.

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