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A Decision Which Shuts Out
the Hampton Roads
Railway. f , ?,
THE VI?ETA UNDER ORDERS
lAn Interesting^. Point Raised on
Behalf of the Athletic Club,
Fined for Illegal Selling.
(Special to The -rimes-Dispatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS,? VA-, July 9,-The
famous Buckroe Beach fence case came
tip again In the Elisabeth City Circuit
Court, when J. V. Blckford, lessee of the
Huckroe Beach Hobel, applied to Judge
"blnckstone Yor nn Injunction requiring
the Newport News nnd Old Point Rall
*?<ay and Electric Company to throw
oown the fence, about which all the
controvery has raged. In view of the
lact that the company had removed the
obstruction to tho public road, complain?
ed of In a previous fight, Judge Black
Hone held that thero wns no reason
why it should not ? maintain a fenco
nround its property at Buckroe Beach
?nd refused to grant the order. It is
l?olicved this will end the . effort, to
fcecurc tho removal of the fenco around
Buckroe Beach. " It Is generally under
r-tood that Mr. Blckford's suit was en?
tered In interest of the Hampton Roads
Railway, whose passengers now are re?
quired to pay an admission fee to enter
the pavilion at the bea-ch.
DR. BRTAN'S ASSISTANT.
Rev. George Floyd Rodgers, of Alex?
andria, who recently wan appointed as
r.litant to Rev. C. ??. Bryan, rector of
old St. John's Church, ?"Hampton,?' "has
?arrived,, and will begin bis work Sun?
day, by preaching at Emanuel Chapel,
? mission of old St. John's.
Mrs. Henrietta Munson, ; thirty-eight
years old, died at her home, near Hamp?
ton, after a long illness. She Is survived
J'j* her husband, Thomas Munson, and
An Interesting point has been raised
by Fay S. Collier, attorney for the Vir?
ginia Athletic Club, which recently was
fined $750 for selling liquor without a
license. By. special act of the General
'Assembly Newport News has been given
police jurisdiction wllhln a' mile of the
city limits. Tho Virginia Athletic Club
If. located Just across the city line In
Kllznboth City county. Collier claims
that the Jurisdiction does, not extend to
a different county from the one in which
ihe city Is located.
The flagship Vi?eta, of the German
cruiser squadron, which has been here
Deverai weeks-for repairs, has received
orders to sail Monday. She will proceed
to St. Thomas; D. Vf. T.. and thence ?to
Rio Janeiro. Later on, she will cruise
on the western coast of Africa. Thla
Is the second time the Vi?eta has been
11 epalred at the local ship-yard.
FREE PARK CONCERTS.
j ?Prof. lardella Has a Fine Pro?
gramme for This Week.
? The park concerts were attended ? by
'.largo crowds all, the week. The pro
gramme for this week 1* especially in?
teresting. It follows: ...?-.-..?... ?
U March. "High Pride"......J. C-Heed.
2. Overture, "Morn, Noon and Night In
. . Vienna"....Suppe.
I S. Characteristic]ue, "Yankee Girl,"
J. Bodewalt Lampe.
4. American Fantasia, "Gems of Ste?
phen Foster." Introducing "Come
"Where My Love Lie? Dreaming,"
"Old Dog Tray," "Ring de Banjo,"
, "My Old Kentucky Home." "Beau?
tiful Dreamer," . "Glendy Buck,"
"Willie, We Have Missed You,"
"Nelly Was.a Lady," "Hard Times
'. Com? Again No More," "Old Folks
i>. Clarinette eolo, "Blue Bells of Scot?
Mr. H. B. Marat?n.
?. March. "Cavai 1er"?..J. M. Kaufman.
Arranged by John Baseler,
i 7. Medley Overture, "Saturday Night," >
Introducing "My Dear Old Southern
? Home," "Fine for the Lilies." "I'd
Give a Hundred If the Gal Wa?
:. Mine," "On a Saturday Night," "For
, ' You," "Everyone Knew Mary,"
j g. Grand Selection, "Martha"....Flotow.
8. "Young Werners Parting Song", (by
? 10. Characterlatlque, "Ma Rag Tim?
Baby" (by request).F. S. Stone.
"Star Spangled Banner" and "Dixie."
FELIX IARDELLA, Bandmaster.
Monday?Chlmborazo Park, 8:30 to 10:20
? ?. ?. ;
Tuesday?Monroe Square, 8:30 to 10:36
Wednesday?Marshall Square, 8:80 ' to
10:30 P. ?. ,
Thursday?Gamble's Hill, 8:30? to 10:80
Friday?Jefferson Park,. 8:80 to 10:30
Saturday?Reservoir Park, 6:a0 to 7:80
1 P. "M.
An extra concert will be played In
i Fulton Friday from 5:80 to 7:30 P. M.
? She City Council will have little to do
? this week. The'committees so far sched?
uled are Electricity, Ordinance and Relief
of the Poor, at 8 o'clock'to-morrow night.
The Board of Aldermen meets on Tues?
day night In regular session. At this
meeting the Masurler ordinance will be
?up for adoption, and Indications are that
it will be adopted.
Saturday Night Cutting Scrape.
The usual (Saturday night cutting ?crape
was pulled off in "PUenltentiary Bottom"
last nliht, and Rosa Jone*, of ebony hue,
waa the victim of many sashes Inflicted upon
her by Jim Jones, her husband.
The ampulonce was called to Adams and
Canal Street?, and Dr. Mercer examined the
womatV flndlna four rashes In her, one on the
back of tho neck, two on her arm and an?
other on the thumb, The doctor dressed the
woman's wounda and she was sent to bar
Swallowed a Camel.
. A child about two years old was taken to
the Memorial Hospital on Friday, having
rwallowed a toy camel while playing in his
nursery. Dr. J. Bhelton Horseley. performed
? successful operation on the child and re?
moved the miniature quadruped, when. last
heard from the little-one was doing nicely,
?nt) will recover.
there is no me-i
ioine will a/ford
than the Bitten.
Take a dose at
the first symp?
tom and avoid
suffering. It also
Savater a Home.
Not long ego one of the leod
Ing maga?lnc* published a se?
ries of Interesting articles, giv?
ing the experiences of men and
women In saving for homfs.
Nearly all of these people were
working on small salaries, or
had Incomes which seemed tri?
fling?and' yot they all succeed?
ed in paying for beautiful, com?
fortable home?, while support?
ing : themselves and families.
It Is easy for you to accumu?
late your first few hundred dol?
lars with the eld of our Sav?
ings Department. Tho 3 per
cent. Interest we pay Is a big help in making the dollars
Whether ft. home of your own, a business,? or a "rainy
day" fund Is your ambition, there's facilities afforded by
If out of town, banking by mall Is easy. Call or write
Planters National BanK
TWELFTH AND MAIT-if STREETS,
RipiMOND, ,VA. -
SURPLUS. AND PROFIT $826,000.00.
THE FLOOD IS
(Continued from First Page.)
are many Indications, however, that both
eidee aro determined to support the-tlcket
earnestly. Mr. Bryan Indicated so elo?
quently last night his d?termination to
stand on the platform and vote for Par?
ker that he captured the gold men, and'
It must be said they are as honestly
for the ticket as the quondam silver can?
The Virginia delegation is. not united
in views on the platform. "I had rather
tho platform contained an unequivocal
endorsement of the gold standard," said
State Chairman Ellyson. "There is. too
much of this aafe and sane talk," said
Hon. G. D. Letcher, of Rocltbrldge
county. "The platform Is a good "one; I
did not care to ace It contain a gold
' Governor Vardaman, of Mississippi.
looked like a Spanish hidalgo, wllh his
showy : linen, sombrero and long black
curls brushed back on his shoulders. The
speech he made Friday night was a gem,
and the applause It elicited waa greater
than that usually accorded'on unknown
man In a national convention. ' -'
Richmond Pearson Hobson, though his
speech lasted but two or three minutes,
almost ?wept the audience off Its feet.
He Is a remarkable. orator. An-Alaba
m?an said here to-day that Hobson was
sure to try again to beat Representative
Bankhead for Congress In 1906. Hobson
came up to one of . the entrances _ last
night, escorting two ladles. "You can't
come here," said a rather officious? door?
keeper. He didn't know Captain Hobson
was provided with tickets. The door
One of the. first men to send congrat?
ulations to Judge Parker was Hon. J.
Taylor Ellyson, who had a telegram going
to Esopus within, a ? hour after the nom?
ination was made. Mr. Ellyson and Judge
Parker have been friends for a year or
two. Mr. Ellyson Is a veteran In attend?
ing conventions and Is rarely carried
away by enthusiasm. So when a Cockreil
man asked him this morning why he did
not applaud during the demonstration for
th? Missouri senator, Mr. Eilyeon replied:
"My friend, I never applaud for a man
whom I am not. for."
"Now to be right honest?'*' replied the
Mlssourlnn, "I do not hope nor expect to
see Cockreil nominated. We all had to
stand for hlfi."
TV. E. H.
Vaudeville will hold the . boards at,.. the
Casino ail of next wek, the company being
the sama which played at Ocean View th?
laet week, except that the bill hau Wien
augmented with an attraction of merit?Ed.
and liOla White, who do a eensatlonal novelty'
boxing bout. Here Is what the Norfolk land?
mark saya of the bill on the opening night:
The genial managers of the Canino Theatre
at Ocean View wore smiles that wouldn't
cerna oft last night, for they had ?no of the
most successful days yesterday in the his?
tory of the Casino Theatre. The crowd? that
fUled the house at both matinee and evening
were the largest that this popular playhouse
has ever held. The management offered to
the thoatro-goers that visit Ocean View an
othe rvery good vaudeville bill, which bids
fair to draw crowed house* the remainder
of the week.
Stcele, Doyle and Co?, musical artisti, were
very good; also were Cordua and Maud, who
are clever acrobats.
Possibly, the best net on the bili .Is the
fifth, listed as Bisnah and Miller. T.hey
?prang rame new jokes, sang catchy songs
and danced cleverly.
The bill was concluded by Arthur Buckrier,
the wizard of the wheel. Mr. Buckner as a
trick bicyclist ' has few equal?, and some, of
the feats that he performed last night were
extremely hazardous. Every act received the?
vigorous applause of the house. ,and encore
after encore was responded to. ' \ '.-,.,
City Committee of Petersburg
Arranging for a Joint
CIRCUIT COURT ADJOURNS
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch,)
PEfTBRSBURO', VA.. July 9,-lt now
semen likely that Judge Yarrell and Con?
gressman Southall, candidates for Con?
gres"? from this district, will meet In
Joint debate In this city. Tho City dorn
rolttee Is arranging for a Joint discussion
between the candidate? the latter part
of the month, lo take place at West End
JUNIOR ORDER DELIGHTED,
The Petersburg members of the Junior
Order United American Mechanics are
very much elated over tho decision by
Judge Orlnnan In Richmond that the
State Council Is supreme In Virginia,
which iheans the retirement of the Na?
tional Council from the State.
After a hot fight by representatives of
tho National Council the bill chartering
the State Council passed the Legislature,
under the patronage of Mr. Thomas B.
Ivey. ...ie public Ib familiar with tho
controversy, which has been In progress
Judge Walter A.. Watson, of the Cir?
cuit Court of Petersburg, after the en?
tering of a decree, yesterday adjourned
his court for this term.
/ In pleasant compliance with a time
honored custom, tha veterans of A, P.
Hill Camp attend church In a body on
one Sunday evening In every month.
To-morrow evening the camp will hear a
special eermon at First Baptist Church
by the pastor, the Rev. Dr. \V. C. Taylor.*
The erection of the large new plant for
the manufacture of excelsior on the Bat
tersea farm. Just west ot the city, Is
actively progressing. This le a large and
Important enterprise, and the plant will
have a big output, having, among otner
advantages, supplies' of all necessary
raw materials furnished by this section
Of the Staie.
Mrs. Thomas B. Machin has as her
guests the Misses Wilson, of Mobile, Ala.
Mrs. Clara'White 'and Mrs. Rosa W.
Harrison are visiting In Boston.
East Richmond vs. Highland
An Interesting game was played yesterda?
when the-Highland Springs were defeated by
?he East Richmond. .
Score by Innlnrs: R?
H. S...0 O0OS02002O?7
E. K....?.......0 0 4.0 2 0 100 2-1?10
Batteries: Wren. Leigcrs, Hltt and Bead. Um?
pire, Mr. Heckler.
The line up waa a? follows: East Rich?
mond?G, Wren, pitcher: T. Lelgera, catcher:
William- Franck, abort-stop: C. McClelland,
second ".base; - R. McCleland, third baa?; O.
Franck, left-field;-C. laabell. flrat base; F;'
Ivohman. right-field; W .Ca?era, center-field,
Highland Springs?King, first base; F. Read,
aecond base: C. Gilllam. third base; D. T?.
Styles, lcft-tleltl: Z. Oredanghea, center-field;
T.: Cridlin, right-field: P. Read, catcher; J.
Hltt, pitcher; Raab, short-stop.
OF TWO PARTIES
TARIFF.?The Democratic party has been and, will con?
tinue to be the consistent opponent of that class of tariff
legislation by which certain Interests have been permitted
through Congressional favor, to draw a heavy tribute from
the American people, r This monstrous perversion of those
equal opportunities which our political Institutions were es?
tablished to secure has caused what may once have been In?
fant industries to become the greatest combinations of cap?
ital that the world has ever known. These especial favor?
ite? of the government have, through trust method?, been
converted Into monopolies, thus bringing to an end domestic
competition, which waa the only alleged check upon the ex?
travagant profit? made possible by the protective system.
These Industrial combinations, by the financial assistance
they can give, now control the policy of tho Republican
We denounce protection as a robbery of the many to en?
rich the few, and we favor a tariff limited to the needs of
the government, economically administered, and so levied
' aa not to discriminate against any Industry, class or section,
to the end that the burdens of taxation shall be distribut?
ed a? equally as possible. ??.
We favor a revision and a gradual reduction of the tariff
by the friends of the masses and for the commonweal, and
not by the friends of Its abuses, Its extortion? and Its dis?
criminations, keeping In view the ultimate end* of "equal?
ity of burdens and equality of opportunities" and the consti?
tutional purpose of raising a revenue by taxation?to wit,
the support of the Federal government In all Its Integrity
and virility, but In simplicity.
TRUSTS.?We recognise that the gigantic trust? and
combinations designed to enable capital to secure more than
' Its Just share of the Joint products of capital and labor, and
which have been fostered and promoted under Republican
rule, are a menace to beneficial competition and an ob?
stacle to permanent business prosperity, A private mon?
opoly I? Indefensible and Intolerable.
Individual equality of opportunity and free competition
are essential to a healthy and permanent commercial pros?
perity, and any trust, combination or monopoly tending to
destroy these by -controlling production, restricting compe?
tition or fixing prices, should be prohibited and punished by
law. We especially, denounce rebates and discrimination
by transportation companies as the meet potent agency In
promoting and strengthening these unlawful conspiracies
Any trust or unlawful combination engaged in Interstate
commerce which I? monopolizing any branch of-business or
production should not be permitted to transact business out?
side of the State of Its origin. Whenever It shall be estab.
Ilahed In any court of competent Jurisdiction that such mon?
opolization exists, auch prohibition should be enforced
through comprehensive laws to be enacted on the subject. ,
THE PHILIPPINES.?We Insist that we ought to do for
the Filipinos what we have done already for the Cubans,
and It Ii bur duty to make that promise now, and upon suit?'
able guarantees of protection to citizens of our own and
other countries resident there at the time of our withdrawal!
?et the Filipino people upon their feet, free and Independ?
ent to work out their own deatlny. -
' NEGRO PROBLEM.?The race question has brought
counties? woe? to this country, The calm wiadom of the
American people should see to It that It bring? no more, To
raviva the dead and hateful race and sectional anlmosltlei
In any part of our common country mean? confualon, dis?
traction of builn??? and th? reopening of wound? now hap?
pily healed. North, South, East and Wett have but recent
ly stood together In Una of batti? from the wall?, of Pekln to
the hills of Santiago and as ?barer? of a common glory and
a common destiny we should ?hare fraternally th? common
We therefor? deprecate and condemn the bourbonlike,
?elflah and narrow spirit of the recent Republican Conven?
tion at Chicago, which ?ought to kindle anew the ember?
of racial and Motional ?trlfe, ?nd wa appeal from It to th?
?ober common sen?? and patriotic spirit of the American
MERCHANT MARINE.?We denounce the Ship Subsidy
bill recently passed by the United States Senate as an Irilt
qultoua appropriation of public fund? for private purpose?,
and a wasteful, illogical and useless attempt to overcome
by aubaldy the obstruction? raited by Republican l?gislation
to the growth and development of American commerce on
TARIFF.?Protection which guards and develops our In?
dustries Is a cardinal policy of the Republican party. The
measure of protection should always at least equal the dif?
ference In the cost of production at home and abroad. We
Insist upon the maintenance of the principles of protection,
and therefore rates of duty should be readjusted only when
conditions have so changed that the public Interest demands
their'alteration, but this work cannot safely be committed
to any other hands than those of the Republican party.
To Intrust It to the Democratic party, It to Invite disaster.
Whether, as In 1892, the Democratic party declare? the
protective tariff unconstitutional, or whether It demands
tariff reform or tariff revision, Its real object Is always the
destruction of the protective system. - A Democratic tariff
? has always been followed by business adversity; a Repub?
lican tariff by business prosperity.
We have extended widely our foreign markets, and we be?
lieve In the adoption of all practical methods for their further
extension, Including commercial reciprocity wherever recip?
rocal arrangement? can be effected consistent with the prin?
ciples of protection and without Injury to American agricul?
ture, American labor or any American Industry.
MONEY.?We believe It to be the duty of the Republican
party to uphold the gold standard and the Integrity and
value of our national currency. The maintenance pf the gold
standard, established by the Republican party, cannot safely
be committed to the Democratic party, which resisted its
adoption and has never given any proof since that time of
belief In It o> fidelity to It. :
TRUSTS.?Laws enacted by the Republican, party, which
the Democratic party failed to enforce, and which were In?
tended for the protection of the public against the unjust
discrimination or the Illegal encroachment of vast ?ggre??
g?tions of capital, have been fearlessly enforced by a
Republican President, and new laws Insuring reasonable pub?
licity as to the operations of great corporations and provid?
ing additional remedies for the prevention of discrimination
In freight rates ?jave been passed by a Republican Congress.
NEGRO PROBLEM.?We favor such Congressional action
as shall determine whether by special discriminations the
elective franchise In any State has been unconstitutionally
limited, and If such I? the case we demand that representa?
tion In Congress and In the Electoral College: shall be pro?
, portlonally reduced, as directed by the constitution or the
THE PHILIPPINES.?In the Philippines we have sup?
pressed Insurrection, established order and given to life and
property a security never known there before. We have or?
ganised civil government, made It effective and strong In
administration and have conferred upon the people of those
Islands the largest civil liberty they have ever enjoyed.
CAPITAL AND LABOR,?Combinations of capital and of
labor are the results of the economic movement of the age,
but neither must be permitted to Infringe upon the rights
and Interests of the people, Such combinations, when law?
fully formed for lawful purposes, are alike entitled to the
protection of the laws, but both are subject to the laws, and
neither oan be permitted to break them.
- MERCHANT MARINE.?While every other Industry has
prospered under the fostsflng aid of Republican legislation?
American shipping, engaged In foreign trade In competition
with th? IPW cost of construction, low wag?? and heavy sub?
?Idi?? of foreign governments, has pot for many,year? re?
celved from the government of the United State? adequate
.encouragement of any kind, We, therefore, favor legislation
which will encourage and build up tho American merchant
marine, and we cordially approve the legislation of'the last
Congress, which created the Merchant Marine Commission
to Inveterate and report upon thl? subject.
'ISTHMIAN C/^NAL,? The possession of a route for an.
Isthmian canal, no Ions the dream of American ?statesman?
ship. I* now an accomplished fact. The great work of con??
necting the Pacific and Atlantic by a canal la at last begun,
and It is due to the Republican party.
PENSIONS.?We ?re ?(way? mindful of the country's debt
to the soldiers and eallora ?f the United- State?, and we be?
lieve In making ample provision for them and In the Uberai
administration gt the pension lew?.
A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
Endorses Pe=ru=na, the National Catarrh Remedy.
An Ex-Senator, Hon. M. C.
Butler, Also is a Convert to
the Good of Pe-ru-na.
Catarrh of Stomach From Coughs
and Colds, and Other Ills
Cured by Pe-ru-na When
Other Medicines Failed.
Hon, M. C. Bi'Mer. of South Carolina,
was United States Senator from that
Staie for two terms. In a recent letter to
The Peruna Medicine Co., from Wash?
ington, t). C.i he says'.
"I can recommend Peruna for dyspep?
sia and stomach. I have been using your
medicine for ? short period and 1 feel
vory much relieved. It Is Indeed n. won?
derful medicine besides a good tonic."?
M. C. Butler.
The only rational way to cure dyspep?
sia Is to remove the catarrh. Peruna hns
won Its way Into thousands of homes and
millions of hearts by Its marvelous cures
of catarrhal affections. Peruna does not.
produco artificial digestion. It cures ca?
tarrh nnd leaves the stomach to perform
digestion In a natural way. This Is vast?
ly better and safer than resorting to ar?
Peruna has cured more cases of dys?
pepsia than all other remedies combined,
simply because It cures catarrh wherever
located. If catarrh Is located In the head.
Peruna cure? It, If catarrh has fastened
.Itself In the throat or bronchial tubes.
Pemna cures It. When catarrji becomes
settled In the stomach, Peruna cures It,
as^well In this location as any,other.
Peruna Is not simply, a remedy'for dys?
pepsia. Peruna Is a catarrh remedy. Pe?
runa cures dyspepsia because It Is gene?
rally dependent upon catarrh,
A Moat Wonderful Cure of Dyspepsia
Made by Pe-ru-r:a.
A. C. I.oekhart. corner Cottage Street
and Thurston Hoad, Rochester, N. ?.,
"About fifteen years ago I commenced
to be ailing with a species of dyspepsia
and called on a physician, who gave me
only-temporary, relief. ..
"I consulted another physician with no
"I am now taking the fifth bottle of Pe?
runa and have not an ache or a pain any?
where, My bowel? move, regularly, every
day and I have taken on eighteen pounds
of flesh, my usual? 'weight being 145
pound?. I was down at one time as low
aa one hundred and twenty-six pounds."?
A. C, Lockhart.
: The only "way to cure ? disease Is to
'strike at and get to the source of the
Indisposition, ? cold left ,to run on and
on Induces catarrh and catarrh produces
consumption. What Is catarrh but a
consumption of the I.vital Ufo forces of
one's body? Many people die from con?
sumption, when, If the case were more
closely diagnosed It would be called ca?
The specific cure for catarrh Is Peruna.
HON. JOHN ?. WEAVER.
Hon. John ?. Weaver, of Colfax, la., a candidate for the presidency on the
Populist ticket, In 1882,-writes from the National Hotel. AVashington,. D. C,
as follows: ' ,
"I can unhesitatingly recommend your remedy, Peruna, for coughs, colds and
catarrh. I am satisfied that It will do all you claim for It,"?John B, Weaver.
A German Baron Gives Pe-ru-na Hie
Heartiest Endorsement. .
Baron J. M. Vendenhelm, 1325 O St.,
K. Vf., Washington. ?. C.,? writes:
. "For a long time, until I came Into
this climate, 1 .had congratulated myself:
upon having ?a perfectly sound pair of
lungs. But t began to have little coughs
and annoying colds that shook my faith
In my breathing apparatus. This continued?
two winters until I had lost health ancV
strength to an alarming degree. Perlina
cured me and restored my strength. ?Yoni
are at liberty to use my heartiest endorse?
ment of Perlina ns a medicine and tonic
for colds, coughs and as a tonic."?Baron
A Prince's Endorsement..',
Prince Jonah K?lantanaole, 1622 ? St,,
?, ??"., Washington. D., C, :Dolegate in
Congress from Hawaii, writes:
"I can cheerfully recommend your Pe?
runa as ! a very effective ^remedy 'or
coughs, colds and catarrh?l trouble,"?
If you do not receive prompt and satis?
factory, results from tho use of, Ponina.'
writo at once to Dr. Hartman: giving'?
full statement of'.your ease and he will
bo pleased to give yoti his valuable ad?
vice gratis. ?'
address Dr'. Hartman, president of Th?
Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio. ;
Continued from First Page.
cussing, the situation and' watching de?
velopments with acute Interest.
All the evening, and up t<? long after
midnight, the telephone In the editorial
rooms of The Tlmes-Dlspatch was kept
constantly busy .with inquiries as to the
effect,of Parker'n telegram and tho ac?
tion of the convention, nfter It hnd been
made known. The bells were kept ringing
almost continuously, ami. the greatest
Interest was manifested by thousands of
Interest in the Platform.
Even before the: startling, telegram of
Judge . Parker was made known here,
there was widespread discussion ond uni?
versal Interest In the platform adopted
by the convention. Many expressions
were heard aa to the silence of the con?
vention on the currency issue, which cut
such a prominent figure In the Kansas
City, and Chicago platforms of 1900 and
189?.- The majority, perhaps, were out?
spoken in characterizing the convention's
action as a mistake, many calling It a
fatal blunder. Quite a respectable mi?
nority, however, took the ground that tt
was the wisest thing to be done In view
of the complete reversal of the party
position since 1900, and that it would have
been too radical a step to have completely
about-faced on this Important Issue. The
latter element contend that the silence
of the convention on this subject Is .tan?
tamount to'an abandonment of tho silver
Issue, but that to bave frankly stated
Its change of attitude on the ourrency
/could have accomplished no good, and
might have alienated a large and Influ?
ential element The silence on this Issue
?was a concession for the sake of har?
Some Expressions, on Platform.
Here are some expressions from local
Democrats on the platform, gathered be?
fore Judge Parker's telegram, defining
his position and views on tho currency,
became known. One or more of those
seen deprecated the fallur? of the con?
vention to make a ringing declaration for
Mr. James W. Gordon: "I really.havo
not read It carefully. From my reading
of It, however, It appenrs to havo tho
weaknesses of nil compromises. In at?
tempting to unify all factions strength
la generally sacrificed In a political plat?
form. It show? compromise all through.
I think it was a mistake, to omit a money
plank. Tho convention ought to reeoa
nize oxlstlng conditions, and face them
"I would have preferred to see Mr,
Cleveland nominated. In my view, he
Jiae ,more cohesslveuess about him than
any othei man In the party. I fear he
Is the only man who could be elected
by tho Democrats." I .
Thinks the Convention Erred.
State Senator A. C. Karman; "It looks
to me like a straddle, and that euccesB In
the campaign all depends upon what Mr,
Parker saya in hla speech of accepta nee,
1 think the convention erred In omitting
a money plank. We should Have had u.
trank declaration on the currency."
D'elegutn 11. B. Thomason: "I have not
read It very carefully, but it seoms to
mo the platform la something we can all
stand on this time. % would like to have
seen a declaration an the money ques?
tion. 1 supposa tho convention thought
that It was a question already eettled,
aiid that It was therefore unnecessary
to go. Into It further.
"In my opinion. Parker Is the strongest
candidate wo could put up, except, pos?
sibly, Cleveland, who could hayo drawn
more strength In the North and Bant
than any other man. Of course, the. South
would'support any candidate the party
Hon. Isaac Pl|fc?i "X think, sl'viir U a
dead Issue, but It would look like ? back?
down for the party to.change Its base
entirely, nod that .what, they did was per?
haps the most sensible and.proper thing
to.be done.". The' remainder' of the plat?
form meets with my approval.. The pe<i
-ple are ' satisfied* that" we ;are "not'going?'
to raise tho money Issue of 1806 nnd lilOfl.
and that the question Is settled. The in?
sertion of a gold plunk l?7?tho platform
would have offended many men all over
'the country; Th?conventlon perhaps did
what" was best."
H?h:'Samuel Ij.'Kelley: "In my opinion
tlte, most serious defect In the platform
Is the' weak, declaration, on the" tariff.
I am riot prepared to say' that'the con?
vention erred in omitlng . a ourrenqy
plank. ? The Resolutions Committee was
composed-of-the ablest ntjd wisest men
in th? party and it was adopted after care?
ful consideration, I nm and have- al?
ways been an'advocate of the gold stand?
ard, but It might have subjected the
party to more criticism to have mado a
strong declaration for tho gold standard,"
In the face- of the stand" taken In the
platform of 1900. ?-.- I do think the commit?
tee and the convention e?red In not in?
serting in the platform an explicit, vig?
orous and even ringing pronouncement
for tariff reform. -It was on this Issuo
that the only two presidential elections
carried by the party since the wnr were
wan, and It Is an Issue that should have
been brought to the front at tills time,"
Hon. Tliomas W. Gardner: "I have not
read carefully the platform as ? nal IV
ngreed upon by the convention. I am
Inclined to think that the convention
acted wisely In not making a declaration
s? the money question. The failure to
.reiterate the?,freo silver declarations of
the past eight years can hardly be con?
strued as other than an abandonment of
the ?liver Issue. On the other hand, a
strong, explicit announcement In fa?
vor of the gold standard might, have
alienated many mon who have been affil?
iating with tho party. On the whole, I
think the platform Is perhaps the best
that could have been done."
Personals and Briefs.
Miss Calile Taylor, of Rocky Mount, N. C,
is visiting Mlsn Alice Ambers, al N'n, It
South Third Street.
Mlas Nelli? MoDermott and her friend, Mis?
Margaret ' Thoaoi, of Jersey City, N, J.. are
visiting Mrs. J", II, Oreaner, .Jr., No. ?MS??
East Grace Street.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Poe have returned
from a trip to Saratoga.
Misa Maggie Masoncup has returned to her
home In Staunton. after visiting her sinter,
Mrs, Nolle Masoncup, of this city,
Mr, U. H. Chalkley? who has beon a pa
tient at the Retreat for the Sick for some
time, Is out again, and will leave tills morn?
ing for Ocean View. Miss Kdlth fl. Chalkley,
his daughter, will accompany him.
Mr. 17. C, Plunkett left last night for
Sweet Chalybeate Springs for two or three
Professor George M, Smlthdeal has returned
from an extended western trip, during which
he attended the Prohibitionists nntlonnl con?
Miss Virginia Tlllman haa returned to the
elty after a pleasant visit to friend? In Roulli
Miss Mattie Crowder returned Friday from a
delightful house party at Mr. and Mrs, John
Bowers, Jr., In Kins -William county.
Mrs. Oscar N. Wei?, of No. ""Mil Bast Main
Street, left yesterday to visit friends in
Mrs. M. B. Fergusson Is spenlng the sum.
mer at Red Sulphur Springs. XV. Va. Mrs.
Fergusson ha? been In poor health for anme
time, .but Is now greatly Improved.
Mr. George B. Oarrett left for Baltimore
yesterday, accompanying his mother and chil?
dren. He will return Tuesday,
Miase? Bessie and Blanche Clements have
returned from a trip to Powhatan.
Misa Miriam Bon-man lias returned from
Clover,? Halifax county, where she spent flv*
weeks with Miss Jeasle Blunt. ,
Mr. liana Backer and family liav? returned
from a visit to Professor Kdnmiid Harrison,
at Hopklnsvllto, Ky,
Credit Men to Meet.
The nio'oting of the Hlclip.ond Credit Men's
Associatimi io ho held in tho assembly room
of the Chamber of ('omitieren at 5 P. M.
Tuesday, promises ? plio ono of the most In?
teresting yet held hy . this growing organ!.'
?iittoii. Three add rasa?? on practical, every
day c-iiesllons of direct interest to all buutne**
men, Mr. ' John I! Metzger, of the
Stephen Putney flhoo Company, will apeak
on "Echoes, of the New York Trip and Con?
vention." Mr. B. W. Block, of M. S. Block,
t Son & Co., will spiak on? "Methods of Treat
| mem of Delinquent. Account?." Mr. J. W.
? Toung, of it. G. Dun & Co., will make an
^ e*?*,?!??? oft "Merwt-Ule, Afeue?* Set-vie?,"? ,
The- Kirkcrbe rider Fire Escape
Adopted for the Danville
SAFETY IS THE PURPOSI
Special Committee Also Orders
Hotels and Theatre to
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)'
DANVILLE, VA., July 9.?The school
committee of the City Council.has placee
a contract for the erection on the'Loya
Stroet school building ot two , Klrker
bender fire escapes. These escapes are
a tubo and a spiral arrangement, through
which two hundred children can be ex
trlcuted from the building per minute.
They will he In placo before the openlni
of the fall and winter, term.
The improvement was ordered by tho
special committee of the Council ap?
pointed soon, after the Chicago theatre
disaster to examine an the large buildings
?? the city relative to fire protection.. '
The hotels and the Academyof Muslo
were also ordered to make changes bene?
ficial to fire protection. .
In the Corporation Court to-dny Judge
A. M. Alken,, presiding, overruled the de
murror to the evidence In the caso of
M. J. Collins vs. the Southern Railway
Company, the Jury in which. caso on
the day previous having awarded dam?,
ages to the plaintiff In the sum ot $2,600,
Mr. Collins was the guard tn chargo of a
lot of Ghlneso prisoners subject to de?
portation, tho car containing whom were
porlntlon, the car containing whom was
attached to o train which was wrecked
on the yards here 'some' months ago.
The plaintiff received Injuries which re?
sulted in paralysis. . lie was present
Has Returned Home.
Mm. C. H. Friend, who has been under
treatment at the Memorial Hospital for th?
past five weekH, Iibh recovered, and yester?
day returned to her home at Cold Sulphur
Week July nth.
MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SAT?
CORDAN AND MAUD,
Oreat European Novelty Act of HantJ
Balancing on Double Wire.
STEUY, DOTY & DOE.
? MUSICAI, COMEDIANS.
BISNAH AND MILLER?
COMEDY. SINGING AND DANCING..
SENSATIONAL CVOI.E MARVEL
ED. AND LOLA WHITE,
ECCENTRIC NOVELTY BOXINO