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Number of Deaths Smallest
of Any June on
WILL MEET AT SOUTH HILL
Petersburg District Conference
to He in Session July
16, 17 and 13.
6 Bolllngbrook Street,
Petersburg, Va., June -7.
Th<? r-pr-rt of the Health Derartment
(or the month ending yesterday shows
that the registration of deaths dur.ug
the month was tn': smallest of any
June on record, an<1 as compared with
the same month tor the past seven
years, shows- a reduction of fully SO
per cent. The number of deaths te
port?-d was thirty?whites. 16; colored.
14. With very few among infants
There Is but little typhoid fever In
the city. The only discouraging out?
look is in the matter of smallpox.
There ale now five families under
house quarantine, with ten cases of
the disease. Two of these families
are lecertt comets to the city an 1 had
never been vaccinated,
There were two deaths of tubercu?
losis during the.- month, four of or?
ganic heart d'sease and seven of
Rrlght's disease. .Seven deaths were
certllU-el by the coroner; six bodies
were brought to the city for burial,
and six were shipped away. There
were only six deaths among infants
under five years of age The rate of
mortality on the whole population was
fourteen per 1,000 per annum: on the
white feu: teen, sr.d on the colnrel
While the death registration was
mich lover than usual Hits month,
the birth registration was much
higher. The number of births report?
ed to the Health Department was "2?
white males. 33: white- females. 22:
to'al 55; colored males. 9. coloreel fe?
males, total, 17.
Early Moraine, Miirrlngc.
At ?I SO o'clock this miitnlng at the
residence of tnc brides parents, on
O.-ove Avenue, Miss Katharine Tal
bott and Harry I.. Brown, both of this
r'ty. were married, the Rev, \V. H.
Atwll], of High Street Methodist
Methodist DlMtrlci e oiiferenec.
The Petersburg District Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
South, will hold its annual meeting
with the church ut South Hill, on July
IK, 17 and IS, Tnere are about thirty
pastoral charges in the district ami
the attendance of clergy and lay dele
Butes at the conference over which
pr?sldln;r Elder J. K. JoPff win pre?
side is expected to be large. P.eports
and addr<-sses on the statt of the
church on Sunday schools, on missions,
education, temperance nhd other Im?
portant matters will be made, and lay
d< gates and alternates to the annual
conference will be elected.
In the Increase of membership of
church and Sunday schooy and In con
tr "?ut'ons to missions last year the
eilst riet made a Splendid record.
A marriage of 'nterest was solemn?
ised in St. John's Episcopal Church, at
?'Hester, last evenintr. a: 6:30 o'clock.
Miss Jennie B-lle Patt-rson. daughter
of Mr. and Mrs Johii H. Patterson, of
Chesterflel'l: and Rorbert Skeltori G?
11am. son of Mr. and Mr.? It D. Gil
l!am, of this city, be'.-ig united in wed?
lock. The ceremony was performed by
the. P.<v. E. P. Dalndridge and the
Rev. J. Francis Ribble, of this city.
The hride was attended by her sister.
Mis? Elisabeth Tatterson. as ma;ti of
honor, and by Misses N<ah C-Jtnbcrt
and Emily Cordon Gillian?, of Peters?
burg: ar.d Miss Sadie Anpr-rson. of
Ivn.'hhurg: as v.rid<.? maldir. tVm.
Ciaihorne Gitllam, brother of the bride?
groom attended as best man. Immed?
iately after the cere.nonv Mr. and Mrs.
r.llllam left for Richmond in an auto
mobile, where they took train for a
b.-.dal tour North.
Election .>f Ofllcera.
L'i.rcka Lodge, Knights of Pyth'as.
has elected officers tor the ensuing
year as follows: Chancellor Com
? mander. Joseph S=. Moody: Vice-Char. -
I cellor. B. F. Brown. Jr.; Prelate, Jas.
I E. Csldwell; Kerper <-,? Records and
I Seal, Frank A. Owen; Master of
F:nanie. A. D. Lopkett Master of
Exchequer, .las. A AHrlcn-t. Master-St
| Arm*. Root E. R?a"0*y: Inside Guard.
D. W. Irvine; Outside Guard. C. H.
Wilgnn. These offl-'ta will be install?
ed at the meeting on July 1.
General Vena Vote*.
The opening of the New Castle Hail,
of Naomi Lodge, f Knights of
Pythias last right was in occasion of
much Interest to metnbefu of the order.
Eureka lodge was the guest of Naomi,
and a la; arc delegation of Pythlans
from Richmond was present. Ad?
dresses were deliver-] by Grand Chan?
cellor Ruffln. Past Chancellor l?vIlle,
and others. A fine musical program
was executed and refreshments served.
Judge Walter A. NVatson, candidate
for Congress in thi-t district, add:.-.-- 1
a large crow 1 ;?t Blackstohe this
morning, and was g;vcn a fine recep
; Mrs. Charles Scarborough, of Prince
j George county, is til at the Petersburg
I Hospital, to wTi:ch she w*a brought
I evening before last to undergo a very
I delicate surgical operation.
Mit?-. vviieei.er wt.ds at 7fi.
t Widow of Si-nlnu Machine Mun Mnr
rlex Spiritualist Leader.
Springfield. Mass, June 21.?Al
j though she is severity-six years old.
Mrs. A'.'.hlra E. Wheeler, tne widow
of John W. Wheeler, founder of the
I N> w Home Sewing Machine Company,
I Monday married G. Tabor Thompson, a
iplrltuallst leader of Philadelphia,
aged fifty-two year.-. The facts be?
come known yesterday when it was
announced that the wedding had taken
plai e at Mrs. Wheeler's summer home
u*. I-.ike Pleasant, and ?.xccpt to close
friends o: the two it was a big stir
John \V. Whreler. who died two
years ago. left practically his entire
estate to his widow. It is believed to
run well into the millions, most of
which Is stock in the re wing machine I
plant In this town.
i Weinen Clubbed by Puller.
! Boston. June 27_Women were club?
bed to-day by the police of Boston,
when the bluccoats attempted to dts-'
perse a crowd of them In the Jew-j
sh quarter who were supporting the j
kosher meat boycott by attacking
I stores In Chambers street. Several I
I Of the women were so seriously hurt
i that they were taken to hospitals.
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Finest Assortment in the City.
Slemp Likely to Be Nominated
Without Opposition to Op?
[.Special to The Times-Dlspateh.)
Bristol, Va.. June 27.?Now tnat the
Republican National Committee is
over, a call from District Chairman
Petei J. Davenport (or a convention
to nominate u candidate for Confervas
in the Ninth Virginia District is ex?
pected any day. General Rufu* a.
Ayers Is the Democratic nominee Ifl
'the district, having been nominated -n
i a convention hebi here last March.
That Representative >*. b. Slemp will
. be nominated to oppose him seems a
foregone conclusion. There Is no op ?
position to Mr. Slemp In the Taft wing
01 the party, ,.nd It is not believed
that the followers <-f Roosevelt will
attempt to organize for the purpose of
..arcing a candidate [or Congress, not?
withstanding tne threatened Roosnvelt
program to nave a candidate for Con?
gress in every district.
Thus far about the only new thing
said to be slated by the Republicans
of the district is the election of a
chairman to succeed Chairman Daven?
port, who ha., been st the head of thr
organlxatlon for a number of years. It
is said that U>. P. Summers, who re?
cently resigned the collectorshtp at
; Ablngdon, Is slated for that position.
I The twentieth session of the South
: west Virginia Medical Association con?
vened in Pulaski at noon to-day with
Inent physicians in attendance from
jail the eounties of the Southwest and
' Bristol city. The welcome address.
I delivered by .lohn S. Draper, an at
. torney. ivas responded to by Kr. J. W.
Preston. Dr. W. W. Chafiln. president
: of the association, delivered the an?
nual address to-night, his subject be?
ing "The Doctor's Worth." The other
ofliters are: Dr. E. C- Watson and Dr.
. W. H. Ribble, vlce-pre.sldents. and Dr.
(a. B. Grelner, secretary-treasurer. The
executive committee is made up of the
ofllcera and Drs. M M Pearson. P. &
oreen and H. H. Trout. The meeting
j will continue until Frldaj evening,
land a number of papers win be read
Professor S. R. McChesney. of Bristol.
! who has been des gnated to hold the
summer State normal school at Emory
and Henry College, wtll open the school
?on next Tuesday, July 2. a strong
! faculty has been selected, and the
schoo] promises to h- e-e of the best
I in recent years. It will continue for
one month, closing on August 3. An
i enrolment of upwards of 200 teachers
I Is expected on the opening day. Mrs.
Virginia Parish, of the city schools
I here, will be a member of the facultv.
Feature of Business Session of
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Norfolk. Va.. June 27.?The elec
| tlon of officers and rcclpts of reports
of committees consumed all of the
.uslness session Of the world-wide
Bwn~aca-Phllatt.'ea convention yesterday
morning, ami the remainder of the
day was taken up with a trip to tne
United States naval training station
a: St Helena, .vhure a sham battle by
I cutiors and marines was witnessed,
' and a miss-meeting in the Colonial
Theatre at ni|ht. one of the features
j of which wus u,he presentation ot
' lovin geups tu Marshall A. Hudson.
I of Syracuse, N. Y.. founder of the
Bairaca covenant, and to James E.
Woodho?se, of Norfolk, chairman of
[ the General Convention Committee.
i The presentation of the cups was
mad. by the Rev. W. A. Smith, of
Norfolk, member of the National Pro?
gram Committee, who created no end
of laughter and applause at the feli?
citous manner in which he discharges
The response by the recipients of
these tokens, which were presented on
behalf of the Baraca-Phlluthea Cnioii
of Norfolk and Portsmouth, showed
plainly the deep feeling and gratifi?
cation which Messrs. Hudson and j
Wooelhouse felt at receiving these tri- !
butes. The audience which tilled
every available seat in the theatre
applauded and cheered lustily when
the cups were presented
According to the program the prln
tlpal address of last evening was to j
have been delivered by the Rev. B.
w. Spillman, D. D., field secretary of
the Southern Baptist Sunday school
Routti. Dr. Spillman, however, was
absent Oil account of illness, and his
place was acceptably tilled by Pro?
fessor C. E. Brewer, of Wake Forest,
N. C., who delivered an instructive ad?
dress on "The Big Boy and the Bar.tea
The following is the list of olficers
of the World Wide Union elected yes?
terday: President. Marshall a Hudson,
Syracuse. N. Y.; Vice-President Rev.!
Cl aries McKenzie. Johnstown, N. V..
Jamct E. Woodhouse, Norfolk. Va.;
Mrs. Florence E. Hanna, l,os Angeles,
Cel.; Miss Henrietta Heron, F.lg'.n. ill.
General Secretary, Luther c. Reynolds,
Mnysv'lle, Ky.j Treasurer. Rev. Frank
Anderson. Johnstown, N. Y.; Recording
Secretary. W. G. Monk. Syracuse. N.
v.; Cot responding Secretary, Mrs. M.
G. Womack, Spartanburg, S. c ;
Bar&ca Junior Secretary, Rev. C. D.
P.red. Jamestown, N. Y.; Phllathea
Junior Secretary. Miss Kathie'ti D.
Ware. Ashevllle, N. C.; Baraca Secret
bet Vice Secretary, A. S. Hampton, De?
troit. Mich.: Phllathea Secret Servloo
Secretary. Miss Edith I* Seesee. Chi?
Norfolk. Va.. June 27. ? Following
separate sessions of prayer and praise,
a number of addressed this morning
anel a joint meeting in tne Cumber?
land Street Methodist Church in the
afternoon, tho sixteenth annual con?
vention of the World Wide Baraca
Philathea Union, which has been in
session here since last Saturday, was
brought to a close this afternoon.
More than n hundred of the twelve
hundred delegates from all parts of
tho country, who have been in at?
tendance upon the Norfolk conven?
tion, which has been voted the "best
yet" In the history of the. organiza?
tion, left this evening for a trip to
'Washington. D. C. Others went to
Baltimore to attend tne National
Democratic Convention, hut a large,
majority remained hern to spend the
week-end by the sea. The visiting
delegates are enthusiastic In their
praise of Norfolk and her people, and
i ore unanimous In saying the conven?
tion just closed was the most not. ble
I ever held by the Baraca-PhUatnca
pays for enough electricity to keep an 8 candle-power tung?
sten lamp burning TEN HOURS in any home in Richmond,
or a 1 6 cp tungsten lamp burning FIVE HOURS, or a 32
cp tungsten lamp burning TWO AND A HALF HOURS.
Electric light is the best light in the world, and tungsten
lamps are the most efficient ever invented. And this show?
ing of what ONE CENT will give you in light is at the
highest rate charged in Richmond?practically every cus?
tomer of the Virginia Railway and Power Company gets
electric light still cheaper than that because ot the discounts,
which grow larger directly as the consumption of electricity
Are YOU going to be fooled into believing that the
Richmond and Henrico Railway Company has any remot?
est idea of serving YOU at a lower price?
The Richmond and Henrico Railway Company WILL
NOT SERVE YOU IN YOUR HOME AT ALL.
The shrewd scheme of that company is to obtain a
franchise which will permit it to "compete" ONLY FOR
THE PROFITABLE LIGHT AND POWER BUSINESS
OF THE CENTRAL BUSINESS SECTION OF RICH?
MOND, WITHOUT GOING INTO ANY RESIDENCE
SECTION. Why does it want such a franchise? In order,
as it supposes, to hit the Virginia Railway and Power Com?
pany a "body blow."
In reality it would only injure the People of Rich?
mond. Even the people in the business section would not
gain any real or lasting benefit; for, after a temporary war of
rates, they would have to pay the cost of that war, beside
helping to pay for the duplication of plant.
Virginia Railway and Power Company
Service Talk No. 34
June 28, 1912
l HEAVILY GUARDED
!To Prevent Lynching of Negro
Charged With Attack on
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Appomattox, Va., June 27.?A strong
guard of a.r.Tu>d farmers is io-night
! guarding the Appomattox County Jail
I to prevent, if possible, the lynching of
1 Alfred Wright, an eighteen-year-old
I n?gro from Lynctrnurg, who In charged
I with brutally attacking Bertha Fer
; g-.tson. a widow, this forenoon. The
1 negro, after identification by the vic?
tim, was locked up. and to-night th*
infuriated people arc kept outside a
dead line around the jail by armed
This morning about 8 o'clock Wright
is alleg?d to have committed the at
t.ick upon Mrs. Ferguson within oni
half mile of this place. Within less
than thirty minutes Sherlft" McKinnry
and Commonwealth's Attorney S. 1*
FCTgtlSOn headed a posse of fifty or
more mounted men and went to the
j scene, and jhe woods were searched
and by 12 o'clock the supposed guilty
' pairty was landed in Jail at this place.
.Mrs. Ferguson, who has been a
widow for two years and has several
small children, lives about one nill?
distant. She had Seen into town to
sell berries, and upon her return about
!? o'clock she was met in a strip of
woods by the negro and attacked. He
dragged her at the point of n knife
into lira wood-. He then threatened
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distress after ^atlng. Prevents indi?
gestion If taken right after meals. Ask
your druggist. I.arce bottlt. 50c.
Tanner Paint & Oil to.
1417 and 1419 East Main,
to kill her., but by promising: silence,
her life was .spared, hut she was
severely bruised and beaten and left
i:i a very distressing condition. She
said she saw her brother coming and
this caused the negro to flee.
A doctor was at once summoned and
now her condition is considered serious.
It was soon learned that a negro
boy was plowing near-by and before
the .po.sse arrived he had mounted the
horse and was making a vigorous at?
tempt to escape.
Telegrams and telephone, messages
were sent all over the county and all
along fhe N'orfolk and Western Hall?
way, and automobiles were pressed
into service to watch for the fusl
One negro answering his descrip?
tion was taken off a westbound
freight train at Bedford, while tne
posse, headed by Leu Franklin, had
arrested another while coming down
The road on the. plow horse, not more
than two miles from Where the crime
This negro, named Alfred Wright,
lives here In town. He was taken
before Mrs. Ferguson to-night by
Sheriff McKenney and Commonwealth's
Attorney Ferguson and fully identi?
fied. He strongly denies his guilt, but
the evidence Is said to be complete.
A special term of court will he
called for Saturday. when Judge
Hundley will sit, and justice will be
administered rapidly. Sheriff Mc
Klnney has complete charge of the
situation. The jail is heavily guard?
ed and more guards will be added to?
night. Every precaution to prevent
1 n hing will be taken by Sheriff Mc
Klnney, who Will not tolerate any
: signs of disorder.
Indignation was high and still is,
but It Is thought violence will not ho
The boy's family lives In Lynch
burg, but he has been a farm hand
ONLY 52 PASS
I BAR EXAMINATION
Of 112 Applicants for License
to Practice, Sixty
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Roanoke. Va.. June 21?Out of a
class of 113 applicants for license to
practice law In Virginia, who were
examined yesterday, only fifty-two
were successful, these being as fol?
Will W. Akerly. Lexington: A. M.
Alken. Jr., Danville; Kotiert B. Albert
son. Richmond; F... M. Averlll, Orange:
Preston H. Bailey", Lynchburg; Frank
W Barnard, Norfolk-; John W. Boyd,
Richmond; O. H. Branaman. Waynes
horo: Morris F. Briggs. Coakley; H.
Q. Cochran, Magnolia, Del.; John JLes
He Curry, .Staunton; R. Granvllle,
Curry. Staunton; Charles W. Davis,]
Sedley; William Chapman Dewey,
Memphis, Tenn.; Louis N. Duffoy, Al?
exandria; H. Rozler Dulany, -r., Up
pervlllc; W. S. Dunn. Bland; Arthur
C. Fant, Memphis, Tenn.: T. Walter
Fred. Blucksburg; Benjamin D. Cnu?o,
Boydton; Francis J. Hessel, Roanoke;
M. M. Herman, DanvlLc; Abrain Han?
cock Hopkins. Rocky .Mount, J. A.
Jackson. Jr.. Franklin; Loula A. John?
son. Roanoke; Walter B. Keezell, Kee
zcltown; William tl. .Mauptn, Ports?
mouth; F. P. Moncure, Rosslyn: D.
Clovls Moomaw, Roanoke; Edward H.
Moon. Lynchburg; Joseph F. Moore,
BerryvIUe; Philip Wilhelm Murray. I
Newport News: S. R. McKntee. Upper
black Eddy. Pa.; B. T. McPcak. Cov
ington; Sidney F. Parham. Washing?
ton, D. C; J. Carl Peek, Richmond; Jo?
seph fr. Pylc, Lexington: F. Briggs
Richardson. Richmond; Andrew Wal?
lace Ruff, Lexington: W. B. Settle,
Flint Hill. Kimer W. Somers, Bloxom.
R. K. Spiller, Wytheville; Moody F.
Stallings, Suffolk; W. C. Swank, Har
rlsonburg; A. Barclay Tallaferro,
Orange; L. Bradford Waters. Universi?
ty of TTrglnla; Jack Watskey, Rich?
mond; O. B. Watson. Roanoke; Kyle
M. Weeks. Willis; Clayton Epes Wll
Hams, Woodstock: T. A. Williams,
Richmond: R. B. Wine, Broadway.
COTTON 02V IB-CENT BASIS.
Sum hern Gnvcraorti May Consider Plait
of Marketing Crop.
Mticon, Gu., June 27.?The Macon
Chamber of Commerce has petition?
ed Governor Joseph Brown, of Geor
Gia, to call a conference of South?
ern Governors and business men to
bi held In Atlanta July 10. to giva
consideration to the plan of the
Southern States Cotton Corporation for
the marketing of the cotton crop on a
15-cent basis. Four Southern Govern?
ors already favor the conference.
The Southern States Cotton Corpor?
ation Is already organized * In sixty
Georgia counties and forty counties
Campaigns now are under way In
Alabama. Mississippi. Louisiana. Ar?
kansas and Oklahoma.
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large cans .15c
Smithfield Country Hams, lb.19c
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Libby s l-lb cans Corned B"^f.16c
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