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At Danvlllo Was an Enjoyable
and Interesting Meeting.
LYNCHBURG NEXT YEAR
Travelers' Protective Association Never
In a Moro Prosperous Condition,
Splendid Reports Showing tho
Progress During Year.
(Special to The Tlnu?H-Dliiniitcb..
?ANVILLE, VA., April 25.-Ono of tho
best and largest Slate conventions of
tho Travelers' Protective Association of
Virginia Division, over held began its
mooting on Frldfty last and occupied
two ?Jays In tho hospitable city of Dan
The convention was called to order by
President of Post E, of that city, Mr,
E. W. Dlxon, and after prayer by tho
Rov. Cleveland Hall, Post E's chaplain,
address of welcome was mudo by the
Mayor, Mr. Wooding, of Danvlllo, and re?
sponded to by Colonel John S, llarwood,
of Richmond, on belial,' of tho conven?
tion. At tho conclunlon of those exercise?
; State President T. H. Beokwlth, of Peters?
burg, took tho chair, announcing that
tho twelfth annual convention of Virginia
Division Travelers' Protective Association,
wan r??r-.o,y to proceed with ite business.
Dna tho .first order of procedure was tho
naming; of thn various committees. At
th? timo expressions of regret wore made
et tho absonco of Walton Saunders, who
was dotainod ut home because of his
Illness, nnd, on motion, a unanimous vote
wns taken to send a telegram to him in?
dicating? regret at tho absenco of their
follow-tncmbcr, who has nlways shown
much love for thin association. While
tliiB telegram was being prepared a Kilo?
gram from Mr. Baunders was rocclved,
sending- greetings and his regret for be?
ing unavoidably absent.
On behalf of Post A, of Richmond, a
beautiful gavel, mode from the wood cut
from a tro? upon tho homo place of Jef?
ferson Davis, In Louisiana, was presented
to Post B, of Danvlllo.
During the moments, while waiting tho
reports from the Committees on Rules,
Constitution, &c, at tho request of tho
members, short episodios wcro glvon by
several, pertaining to various departments
of work, which had come to their no?
tice, while performing the duties assigned
to them during tho past j'sar.
The main feature of tho convention was
tho discussions arising from tho various
The proeld?mt's report set forth the gen?
eral work of the association, Indicating
tho incroawod activity of the various poste
throughout the Stato, and that the lumi?
nous man who had mulled the alms of tho
T. P. A. organization were beginning tn
realize tho good being o^ompllahod In a
commercial way to tho various localities
in which there wue a post. In this
report recommendations wero urged for a
greaior <j_rn?Ht?u?H on tho part of the
members to demonstrate furthor the com?
mercial vaiuo of this orjranl ration by tak?
ing even more Interest In the future than
it. tho past in tho commercial questions
aiA questione affooting tho commorclal
welfare of our various communities and
common country, through legislation or
The secretary and treasurer's report
elicited from the members wonls of com?
mendation, both for tho result of the
work for tho year and the mnnnor In
which that officer attended to the ?i?a?rs
of his office.
Tho railroad chairman's report showed
that this committee had been active in
thoir work and had accomplished things
advantageous to the T. P. A and now
. ideas wero suggested, which will continue
to bo of much good to th? public.
Tho report of the chairman of the Prons
Committee showed to those present that
this committee had been a mighty factor
In Increasing tho enthusiasm of tho whole
membership, and Indicated how each end
nil could assist tho committee In facili- ,
tatlng tho work.
The Legislativo Committee needs no
comments, as tho work It has done showed
what a factor tho T. P. A. army was
In urging- legislation for tho benefit of
nil the people.
This association not only has a genoral
usefulness, but to the welfare of Ita
members they alwnys look with a benefi?
cent oye, as was Indicated by tho Em?
ployment Committee In securing posi?
tions for thoso who are so unfortunato
as to be out of ? place.
Tho large Increase In membership shows
?Iso that the Membership Committee had
been sealcius for the numerical strength
of tho Virginia Division.
Tho report of the Board of Directors
summed.up all in reporting that the af?
fairs of tho minutest dotalls had been
carefully 'wntchod, and that tho members
of this board, though some live some dis?
tance from headquarters, had been punc?
tual and fi r-iuont In attendance.
The moral Influence of Mils large body
of commorclal men was evidenced by the
fact of each post, as well ns the division,
had an officer known ns a chaplain, und
thnt at the meetings tho man of God had
participated in tho exorcises and visited
those to whom he could render a word of
cheer and comfort.
This association also has a physician
for each post, nnd he, too, lins had much
to look after In looking nfter the unfortu?
nates who hnd received accidents, Ills
work Is shown by the report of the sec?
retary, In that ninny lind received indem?
nity for accidents received.
Tho Danville citizens wero untiling in
their efforts In making the stay of the
visitors plonaant. Thn Elks wore very
kind In extending to the convention their
handsome nnd attractive lodge-room, in
which tho sessions were held.
SPLENDID ?.??????1.?? ENT.
The local reception committee lei! noth?
ing undone to make the boys have a
pleasant time, nnd on Friday night, at
Tliif; is the new style, made of
Ideal Patent Kid, with a leath- ? ?
er French heel, medium. *r **
Such a shoe for sale only by our
311 East Broad Street,
1549 East Main Street.
The most positive dependence for complete satis?
faction may bo placed upon the inexpensive lines of the
Bnrk mado clothing. The elimination of all question?
able Fabrics?tho thorough test applied before cut?
ting?the excellence of trimmings and tho high stan?
dard of Tailoring under which they are produced, re?
sult into a standard of Goodness and Reliability, which,
has proclaimed the renown of the Burk Stores from
Maryland to Texas. All inspection of the vast assort?
ments will reveal the secret of tho success of this pop?
ular supply centre of wearing apparel.
EXTRAORDINARY VALUE SUITS
Manufacturers and Rotallers.
1003 East Hain Street.
tl'.e Burton Hotel, prepared one of the
finest banquet ever gotten up for a Stato
convention of tho T. P. ?., ami at this
banquet some two hundred or more Bat
around the festivo bonrd, to not only en
Joy tho good things for the body, but to
listen to the addressee, both practical nnd
humorous, from tho mouths of Congress?
men, legislatore, poets, . business men,
drummers nnd others. Hon. George C.
Cnbell ncted ns toastmaster, nnd he In?
troduced to those assembled the following
gentlemen: Mr. Joseph Wnllerstoin, Hon.
Claude Swanson, Colonel John 8. Har
wood. Rev. Cleveland Hall, Hon. ?. Y.
Williams, of Alexandria; Hon. P. T. Fltz- j
fcerald, Mr. ?. H. Marsh, of North Caro
lira; II. I.eo Lorraine and other gentle?
Tho officers for the coming year wero
elected nt tho meeting on Saturday.
Mr. T. 8. Beckwlth, of Petersburg, pres?
ident; H. D. Harwood. of Richmond, sec?
retary and treasurer. The vice-presidents,
as well as tho Board of Directors, chair?
men of standing committees and dele?
gates to tho National Convention at In?
dianapolis, Juno 9th, were nlso elected,
and these appointments represented mem?
bers from the various sections of the
In conclusion, It can be said that when
a member once attends a State or national
convention h? always wlshee to be at
tho next, and many a member who U>
all appeorancoe seem? Inactivo when he
comes to these conventions leaves with
a greater desire to bo a worker in the
Many will attend the national gather
lag this coming June, and among them
will be not a few who have nover at?
tended a national convention. It la also
said that many will go because of the low
Tho next fltnte convention will bo en?
tertained In 1901 at Lynchburg, Va.. Mr.
It S. Ogleeby, president of Post G, as?
suring tho convention of a hearty wel?
come to Virginia's Hill City..
MAY BE VINCENT
Masons Hope to Identify the Man Who
Killed Himself at Murphy's.
Captain Alex Tomlinson and Detective
Gibson nro confident that the identity of
the mnn who committed suicide at Mur?
phy's yestordny week will bo ascertained
positively within the noxt few days, the
officers having Interested the Masonic or?
der In the mystery, ns a result of which
no stono Is being unturned to solve the
Relying on the statement made by Mr.
John T. Parhnm, of Petorsburg, who met
tho unknown tho afternoon before he
killed himself, and who le almost posi?
tivo the man said his name was Vin?
cent and bo hailed from Pittsburg or
?vicinity, Mr. L. T. Christian, chairman |
of the Masonic Relief Committee, has
communicated with the Grand Secretary
of tho order In Pensylvanla. As a result
tho namo and description of every Vin?
cent In the Quaker State who are Ma?
sons has beon forwarded to Richmond,
the list now being in tho hands of the
Detective Gibson stated yesterday that
ho was almost confident that tho suicide
is - Vincent, of Carnegie, Penn.. which
Is a suburb of Pittsburg. The authorities
of this placo have boon communicated
with to learn If any Vincent Is missing.
While the clue Is slim, the officers have
high hopes of solving the mystery be?
fore the week Is over, and In the mean?
time the body will romnln nt Bl!T?v's,
Third and Marshal! Streets, where any
one may Inspect It.
Richmond: K. A. Catlln and wife to
Minerva Dahn, 27 4-12 feet on west side
Twenty-seventh Street, S2 feet north of
?. $2,500. ?
II. L, Denoon and wife to Bernard H,
Lang?, 201-2 feet on south sido Duval
Street, 1271-2 feet east of Prlco,' $???.
Benjamin K. Gnrrett and .wife to C.
C. Chap?n, lot 2f>xG0 feet, comrrtenclng
110 feet ofiat of Graham, and 130 feet
north of Clay, $ioo.
Granite Building Company to Beatrice \
C. Jones, IG 8-12 feot on south sido Boyd
Street, GO 8-12 foet west of Hnneock, J525.
C. O'Sullivan to G. D, Pearmnn and
Ft. H. Himvond, 42 3-12 feet on east side
Twenty-f.fth Street, 1910-12 foet north of
Clay Street, corrects error In deed of
March 27, 1903,
George D. Pearmnn nnd R. H. Har?
wood nnd wives to Mrs, Annie L. Hol?
land, 42 2-12 rent on east side Twenty
llfth Street, 19 10-12 feet north of Clay. ?2 ,
Jessie A. Page and wife to J. Goode
Sim?, 19 feet on north side Spring Street,
between l'Ino and Relvldere, No. 610,
Winston F. Rogers to Emmott Rogers'
trustee, 65 feet on esst side Federal
Street, $5. ,
Mary M. and W. M. Thompson, to Mary
S. Wnllersteln, H 4-12 feet on north side
Byrd Street-, northeast corner First. ?,l
Henrlco: T. L. Blanton nnd wife to
B. B. Bowles, 41 acres between the Wes
thaxh road and James River, adjacent to
the New Reservoir grounds, subject to
deed of trust for ?t,1W, J5.
QUEEN OF CARNIVAL
Miss Annie Sexton Elected Last Night
(Special Zo The Times-Dispatch.)
ROANOKE, VA, April 2!,.? Miss An?
nie Sexton was elected queen of the
Roanoke Carnival to-night, coming up
from fourth place to the top on the last
vote. The vote stood: Miss Sexton, 4,9'M;
Miss Dotigan. 2.0SC; Miss Planning, 1,750;
Miss Boyd, 1.178.
Judge Woods, of the Hustings Court,
to-day refused to grant a liquor license
to J. J. Casey and Company for a bar?
room on Salem Avenue, prominent citi?
zens protesting against It location there.
In the mines at Blue Ridge this morning
Sam Burrett, of this city, and Alonzo
Jones, of that place, while putting in a
charge of dynamite, wore injured by its
explofdon. Burrett had his face badly
burned, and It Is feared will lose his eye?
sight, and Jones had his right hand blown
Papers Returned and Proved
to Be Personal.
1?5? ?MOcleted Pre??.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 25.?The
two Important development? to-day in
the investigation of th<: sensational ab?
straction of papers fro:n tho safe of the
office of tho Assistant Attorney-General
for the Postonico Department, which led
to tho dismissal of that official, were
the submission of what purported to be
the papers to tho Inspection of tho postal
officials, nnd the decision of Postmaster
General Payne to Immediately relieve
acting Assistant Attorney-General G. A.
C. Chrlstlancy from his olllce pending
nn Investigation of his conduct. The ac?
tion In the case of Mr. Chrlstlancy wns
tnken nt his own ronuept. Mo states that
ho courts tho fullest Investigation. Mr.
Chrlstlancy has held the office of As?
sistant Attorney since January 1, 1901?
and has been in charge of the legal af?
fairs of tho department moat of the time
since then, owing to General Tyner's'nb
sence, caused by 111 health,
General Tyner's counsel to-day sub?
mitted to PoBtfnaflter-General Payne and
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Brlstow
papers which they said the Tyners claim
od constituted nil that had been taken
nway, but ? stntement made later by tho
Postmnster-Ooncrnl reciting tho corres?
pondence on the subject and tho submis?
sion of the papen specifically declines
to accept the statement that the papers
submitted necessarily constituted nil that
This morning after consultntton the
Postmnster-Onnornl wns nskrd to per?
mit ???. Tyner nnd Mrs, Barrett to cime
to his offleo with counsel for a full ex?
amination by nny government officlnl as
to the facts connected with the taking of
tho papers. The Po'tmnptcr-Gonornl re?
fused to permit either Mrs. Bnrrett or
Mrs. Tyner to bo prepnnt nnd declined
to question them. Thrrrupon, ncqulesclng
In his decision, counsel brought to the
PostofTlce Depnrtment nil of tho pnpers
In question. They were exnmlnoa minute?
ly, nnd In detail In the presence of the
Postmnster-Genernl by Mr. Brlstow, In?
cluding tho most private property of
General Tyner, nnd especially of Mrs.
Tyner, On the conclusion of this "Ex?
amination nil tho papers were, by direc?
tion of the Postmnster-Genernl, returned
to General Tyner. except the papers In?
dicated In a statement of Ocneral Tyner
which referred to the matter corner;ed
with the conduct of the former Inspector
of the department now dead, and which
had never been Tilled, nnd which mntter
wns disposed of over four yenrs ngo. ,
Subsequently the Postmaster-General
gn.ve oui a statement covering the sub?
mission of the documents which plnlnly
snys thnt the department does not ngree
to the assumption that the pnpers sub?
mitted constitute all those taken.
Posmnstor-Gonernl Payne to-night said
that ho had not yet replied to the re?
quest of Mr. Chrlstlancy, but thnt ho
undoubtedly would relieve him, pending
STRAWBERRY INDUSTRY. OF
STRAWBERRY PICKERS AT WORK.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
WIL.\tL\_TON, N. C. April ?.?Eastern
North Carolina Is one of the greatest
trucking belts In the United States, and
even now the raising of fruits and vege?
tables Is In its infancy. With climate,
soil and geograpWcal situation favoring
it, this section Is fast building on the
foundations that nature has so blessed it
with and the day is not far distant when
this trucking bolt will bo one of tho
largest and productive in tho world. One
of tho main features Is the ability to cul?
tivate this class of trucie for an early
mnrkot, thus obtaining the best prices.
Just at this season all attention Is di?
rected to tho strawberry crop which Is
being moved dally by the train load. By
tho end of this week It Is expected that
a hundred refrlgorator cars and 15 or
20 thousand crates by express will have
been shipped North. The movement began ?
two weeks ago and will lust probably a
month longer, making nn avorage season !
of about six or olght weeks. Last year
the strawberry crop from Eastern Caro- [
lina amounted to about 20,000,000 quarts,
valued at ?2,000,000. This season's crop
will bo equally as large and prices are
about tho same. The North Carolina |
berry comos on the market after the
inonda fruit and as long as the season
lasts the berries from this Stato nro In do- ?
mand over those from any other section. '
It has boon demonstrated from year to
year that the North Carolina berry is
largor and more delicious than any other
ond the market Is governed almost entire?
ly by It. Fifteen or twenty years ago
there was no such thing In use or on any
of tho. railroads n.s a refrigerator car,
neither was there any lee bought by ship?
pers or vegetables from around this sec?
tion. Even ten years ago strawberries
wore sont to their destination mostly
without refrigeration, and therefore did
not admit of very wide distribution, as
they had to bo consumed quickly to avoid
spoilage. By the refrigerator transpor?
tation system of to-day a very different
state of affairs exists. Solid refrigerator
train loada aro sent North dully- and ar?
riva at thtlv destination from 20 to 36
hours, The berries now arrive at niarkot
firm, ?r.-h and cold, and cun bo sont to
localities impossible before. North Car?
olina, strawberries and vegetables may
now bo seen exposed for salo as far north
as Montreal and Toronto, Canada, to the
East as fur a s Boston, and in Chicago to
All the important cities within this
radius are In direct touch wit., the
berry nnd vegetable fields of Eastern
Carolina. Tho growth and the develop?
ment of the strawberry Industry has been
most phenomenal. To emphasize this
growth I havo appended some statistics
relative to tho siilprnent of strawberries
from Wilmington and vicinity alone In the
p?Bt few years. In 1897 thore were de?
spatched from Wilmington In refrigerator
cars 110. 404 crates; in 189S. 189.76S; In 18.9,
20S.5S9 crates; In 1900, 2S3,4.'J7 crates; In
1901, when tho climate conditions wero
not at all favor.-ilile, 3!?,3?0 crates, and In
1902 about SOO.t'O crates, which Is equiva?
lent to lTi.Ouu.UOU quarts of tho fruit. There
will be a flecided Increase this season
over last. In addition to these at least
tun per cent, of the crop Is shipped with?
out refrigeratimi, without express.
Not only havo tho growers becomo ex?
pert In tho cultivation of tho orop, but
they havo learned, through costly ex?
perience, how to pick berries and prop?
erly pnok them for shipping. In this lut
is entitled td the highest praise ns a
family medicine if you judge it by its
merit and record of cures during the
past fifty years. No other remedy can
take its place, because it is the- liest that
science can produce as n fine for Belch?
ing, Heartburn, Indigestion, Biliousness,
Dyspepsia, Insomnia and Nervousness.
It is also an excellent tenie and blood
purifier. Don't fail to try it. It has
uover been known to fail.
ter alone thore Is groat art. During the
berry picking season thoro Ih great de?
mand for pickers, for which the grow?
ers dopend largely upon negroes from
the towns. While It lasts they find that
form of employment far moro remunera?
tive thnn any other kind of work. In the
strawberry fields within a rndljg of iiO
miles of Wilmington hundreds upon hun?
dreds of negroes, from the pickaninny to
tho old "mammy," are engaged in pick?
ing the luscious fruit. It la a wonderful
sight to see a field full of negroes picking
THE LETTUC1D CROP.
Lettuce Is another crop that has met
with great success In this section. Fif?
teen years ago no lettuce was rained
around here cither In opon field or under
cloth cover. Tho lettuce ia generally
grown under canvae In winter und in
the open in the fnll or spring. Lettuce
Is a spring nnd winter crop nnd always
bring high prices. A careful grower can
generally obtain from I2F.C to $300 from
nn acre. Fifty-live lettuce beds on the
famous Hans Souci truck farm, two miles
from Wilmington, are each from 100 to
180 yards lang, tho plants filling every
Inch of space between tho frames. Tho
beds nro all under oanVAH nnd cover an
area of seven acres. The crop commen?
c?e moving In Decombei? nt tho into of
a carlond por day, nnd reaches North?
ern markets nt a timo when It Is In de?
mand, nnd bringe BQOd prices. Tho sea?
son extends to about the Kith of April
or 1st of May.
Hndlshos nro also a good and lucrativo
crop, nnd nro rsady to ship in SO to BO
days after the seeds aro planted. As?
paragus Is also n bountiful crop, and
celery la successfully cultivated, gar
don peas yield about $100 to tho acre, and
wax beans about tho same. Two crop?
of onbbngo can be raised regularly, nnd
,-ac-u crop Is worth $150 to the acre. Irish
potatoes are profitable, nnd well looked
after, ylold about from KM) to 200 bushels
to the ocre. A good crop Is sweet pota?
toes, especially suitable for new Bottler?.
They can be easily grown, and at 75
conta a bushel, at which price they ?ell,
will ylold ? front (200 to the acre.
"Pe-ru-na ?s an Excellent Spring Catarrh
Remedy?I am as Well as Ever."
HON. DAN, A. GROSVENOR, OF THE FAMOUS OHIO FAMILY.
Hon. Dan. A. Grosvenor, Deputy Auditor for the War Department, in a letter
written from Washington, D. C., says:
"Allow me to express my gratitude to you for the benefit derived from one
bottle of Peruna. One week has brought wonderful changes, and I am now as well
as ever. Besides being one of the very best spring tonics, it is an excellent catarrh
lemedy."?DAN. A. GROSVENOR.
In a recent letter he says:
"I consider Peruna really more meritorious than I did when I wrote you last.
I receive numerous letters from acquaintances all over the country asking mo if
my certificate is genuine. I invariably answer, yes."?Dan. A. Grosvenor.
A County Commissioner's Letter.
Hon. John Williams, County Commis?
sioner, of 517 West Second Streot, Du
luth, Minn., says tho following In regard
"As a remedy for catarrh I can cheer?
fully recommend Perlina. I know what
It Is to suffer from thnt terrible disease,
and I feel that It is my duty to speak a
good word for,.the tonic that brought me
Immediate relief. Perlina cured mo of
a bad case of catarrh, and I know It will
eure any other uufferer from that dis?
A Congressman's Letter.
Hon. H. "W. Ogden. Congressman from
Louisiana, In a letter written at Wash?
ington, D. C, says the following of Po?
nina, the national catarrh remedy:
"I can conscientiously recommend yotrt
Peruna as a fine tonic and all-around;
good medicine to those who are in nee$
of a catarrh remedy. It has been com*
mended to me by people who bave uae4
it, as a remedy particularly effective itf
the cute of catarrh. For those who nee*\
a good catarrh medicine I know of noth<
lng better."?H. W. Ogden.
W. JO. Griffith, COnca.fl, Texns, writes?
"I suffered with chronic catarrh fo<
mnny years. I took Poru?a and It com?
pletcly cured me. I think Penma Is th(
best medicine in the worTd for catarrh?
My general health Is much Improved b^
Its use, set I am much stronger than i
havo been for years."?W. E. Griffith.
A Congressman's Lotter.
Congressman H. Bowen. Ruskln, Tare?
well county. Va., writes:
"I cari cheerfully recommend yotn
valuable remedy, Peruna, to any on*
who is suffering with catarrh and whft
is in need of a permanent and effective
Mr. Fred. D. Scott, Lfirue, O., Righi
Guard of Hiram Foot Bnll Team, wrltesl
"As a specific for lung trouble I pine?
Poru?a at tho hend. I have used It my?
self for colds and catarrh of the bowels,
and It 1b a splendid remedy. It restore*
vitality. Increases bodily strength and
mnkee a sick person well in a Bhort time,
I givo Ponina my hearty indorsement"?*
Fred. D. Scott.
General Ira C. Abbott, 908 M Street^
N. W.. Wnshlnston. D. C, writes:
"I am fully' convinced that your rem??
cdy I? an coccollont tonic. Many of my.
friends havo used It with the most bene?
ficial result? for coughs, colds and ca?.
tarrhal troubles."?Ira C. Abbott.
Mrs. Elmer Fleming, orator of Reser?
voir Council, No. 168. Northwestern Le?
glon of Honor, of Mlnncnpolls, Minn.,
writes from 2535 Polk Street, N. E.i
"I havo been
troubled all my
Ufo With catarrh
In my head. I
! took Peruna for
now think I am
? e r mane ntly
cured. I believe
that for catarrh
in all its forme
Poru?a is the
medicine of tho
age. It cures
when rill other
remedies fall. I
can heartily recommend Peruna
catarrh remedy."?Mrs. Elmor Fleming?
Treat Catarrh in Spring.
The spring Is the time to treat cah.trh?
Cold, wet winter weather often retard?
a cure of catarrh. If a conreo of Peru noi
la taken during tho early spring montha
tho euro will bo prompt and permanent.
There can bo no failures If Ponina la
taken intelligently during tho favorable
weather of spring.
As a Bystemlo catarrh remedy Pemnaj
erndlcates catarrh from tho system
wherever It may bo locate^. It curea
catarrh of tho stomnch or bowels with,'
tho samo certainty as catarrh of Hie
If you do not derive prompt and satis-?
factory results from the use of Ponina,
wrlto at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a
fi.tll statement of your case, and he will
bo pleased to give you his valuable nd??
Address Dr. Hartman, President of Th*
Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O.
Mrs. Elmer Fleming,
But so far strawberries have met with
tho greatest success and are the pride
of the country.
Shafer Building Check.
The draft from tho United States
Treasury Department in payment of the
purchoso price of the Shafer building Is
expected here to-morrow or Tuesday. It
will bo paid In to tho District Court by
District Attorney Lowls, after which the
tltlo to the property will vest in tho gov?
ernment. There has been no official an?
nouncement of a purpoee to remove the
revenue ngent's office from Lynchburg
to this city and place him and. his force
In the newly acquired property, but it Is
hoped by revenue officials that this will
OLD FIRM GONE
Oscar Cranz ?St Co, Bought-Out by R.
L. Christian ?it Co.
The old and wldoly-known liquor house
of Oscar Crantz Se Co. have gono out of
buelness and the good-will and stock
of choice liquors have boon purchiuod
by R. L, Christian & Co., and will bo
moved to their storo on Main Street.
Mr. Oscar Crantz, identified with the
business for half a century, lost his son
some time ago, who was associated with
him, and Is now compelled to retire from
active life on acoount of bad health. The
firm is well known to all the older citi
zens of Richmond, nnd had an enviable
reputation ' for its honest methods antt
tho purity of Its stock.
Dry by Nine Majory.
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.)
CHATHAM, VA.. April 25.?Complete
unofflolal returns from local option eleo* i
tlon In Tunstnll District Friday, gives
drys nino majority. This is the largest
district in tho county, and nearly sur-i
rounds Danville, which, having recently
gone dry, helped tho dry cause in the
district. The election will closo three
distilleries and several country bar?;
Stuart Monument Fund.
Contributions for the Stuart monument
fund havo heon recolyea as followsl
Amount last reported, $3,819.03.
Cash received this week: H. Colo Jor*
dan, city, }2B; Joftroy Montnguo, city, ?5.
R. V. Patterson, $5; B. G. Leigh. Jr., ,'flj
Qeorgn R. Koono, Culpopor, Va., $1; L,
E. Williams. Loulsvillo. Ky? $2.D0; C. 13,
Creecy, Washington. D. C, $10; General
M. C. Butler, Washington, D. C, ?5; A'
Voteran Cavalryman. .1?104.B0. TutaL
Funeral of Mrs. Jennings.
The funeral of Mr. Edward Jennings,
who died at his homo. No. ?16 Churcn
Street, yesterday, will be from Pine
Street Baptist Church nt 4 o'clock thu.
... TENTH ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC. mW ffT?
MISS ANITA RIO, Soprano.
MME. ISABELLE BOUTON, Contralto.
HERR ANDREAS DIPPEL, Tenor.
MR. FREDERICK MARTIN, Basso.
Tuesday Afternoon, April 28th, 2:30,
MME. LOUISE HOMER, Contralto.
MR. CARL WEBSTER, Violoncellist.
SIC EMILIO DE GOGORZA. Baritone.
THE CHILDREN'S CHORUS.
Tuesday Night, April 28th,
MME. BLAUVELT, Soprano.
MME. BOUTON, Contralto.
MR. WM. WEGENER. Tenor.
MR. FREDERICK MARTIN, Basso.
Box Office Now Open at fhe Academy.
GOOD SEATS CAN STILL BE SECURED.
The Jolly Comedienne,
Bret Hnrto's Beautiful Story,
AND THE REST SUPPORTING COMPANY'
EVER SEEN IN THE PLAY,
YUBA HILL, DRIVER OF THE STAGE-COACH.
BUMMER SMITH. THE WRECK OF ROARING.
THE SCHOOLMASTER. IN LOVE WITH M'LISS.
THETlllULUNi; ESCAPE FROM THE BURNING PRISON