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and only Tollable cy?
clometer on tho
MarHet. Weight 1
ounce. Price $1.50.
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Is tiic place whore weary mortals
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consideration. It is now in full
blast, with our usual large, variety
of delectable flavors.
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-gives pleasure to all con
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-it knows that it is the stand
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-The one who receives it
-knows that both in material
-and workmanship it is the
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-purchased direct from respon
-sible manufacturers. Many
-new anil beautiful examples
-are now ready for your In
- The present low price of
-bullion brings the cost down
-to a figure NEVER before
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IMntitifacturlng Jeweler, W
6 SALEM AVE. ?
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" BARGAINS to BURN!"
Guitars, Mandolins, Music, &c.
ALL FULLY GUARANTEED.
C. T. JENNINGS, Manager,
HAVING sold my Photo Studio, and,
as I expect to leave the city in a few
days, so take this method of thanking my
former patrons and friends for their kind
patronage and bespeak for my successor,
Mr. M. F. Landes, who will occupy my
former stand, a continuance of the same.
All work not delivered by me will be in
charge of Mr. Landes,
II. V. LINEBACK.
The Celebrated mehlin piano.
J. E. ROGERS & CO.
.' No. 11 S. JcflCl'HOII St.
Difficulty in Convicting James
Lewis at Fairfax.
ALTHOUGH HIS VICTIM SWEARS
TO THE ASSAULT .IN THE MOST
POSITIVE TERMS, TWO JURIES
HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DECIDE
UPON A VERDICT AND A THIRD
TRIAL IS NOW IN PROGRESS.
PEELING RUNNING HIGH. ?
Fairfax Court House, Va., Aoril 28 ?
At 1:20 o'clock Wednesday morning the
court finished its charge and for the see
oud time in n little more than twenty
four hours the life of James Lewis was
placed in the hands of a jury. The great
est excitement ensued us soon as the jury
retired and the crowd waited with in?
creasing Impatience for the return of a
It is feared that should the jury decide
upon anything hut death,or fail to arrive
at a prompt verdict, nu attempt will lie
made before daylight to seize the pris?
oner and wreak vengeance upon him. At
10 o'clock yesterday, just after the,'jury
in the first trial of Lewis, charged with
assaulting Mrs. Reidel, had taken their
seats, they were asked by Judge Lips
comb if they had come to an agreement.
I Ho was informed by the foreman, Mr.
Beach, that they had not.' It is tinder
stood that when the jury first entered the
room, after the trial, a voto was taken us
to the guilt of the prisoner, which was
unanimous in the affirmative. When a
vote as to punishment was taken three
members were in . favor of twenty years
in the penitentiary. Finally two of the
three?Messrs. Martin and Willcoxen?
were brought ever to death sentence,
while J. F. Jerman held out for twenty
' When it was learned that the jury could
notugico the crowd around became in?
dignant, and threats of lynching could he
heard. Jerman was severely criticised for
his action. Lawyers, citizens and farmers
gathered in the courthouse yard ami said
openly that if the negro was not con?
victed on the second trial he would he
hanged by a mob. After the jury had
been discharged the court issued attach?
ments for another panel, and theshcriu"
immediately Htarted to serve them. By
4:80 p.m. only eleven men Iwere seated
in the jury box, and the crowd became
The telephone wire was kept hot be?
tween Alexandria, Clifton and Manassas.
About 3 o'clock Ii. E. Thornton, one of
of the counsel for the defense, re?
ceived a mef.Btigo from ex-Congress?
man Meredith, at Manassas, statiug
that a crowd was coming from Prince
William to help hang the negro. Another
message was received that a crowd was
coining from Lower Fairfax. This news
seemed to brace up the crowd tit the
Governor O'Ferrall was'criticised for
his action regarding the Alexandria
lynching. The crowd collected in groups,
and the excitement increased.
There was difficulty in getting the sec-'
ond jury, and it was not until 0 o'clock
that the.following were empaneled and
the case resumed: A. J. Kidwell, M. M.
Payne, F. C. Mayhew, John JM. Ford, F.
M. Ford, Louis Hunt, Thomas Harrison,
RobertN. Inons, A. W. Robinson, Berk?
ley Kidwcll, J. F. Johnson and Edward
An opening statement was made by the
prosecution ar d defense, and Mrs Reidel
took the stand. Judge Linscomb an?
nounced that he would try the case if it
took all night.
The testimony of Mrs. Reidel was with?
out any material change from that given
yesterday. Bhe Is ill from the intense
strain und excitement in attending court.
During the night the courthouse was
crowded with farmers and farm hands,
awaiting patiently the ' result of the
trial. Emanuel Reidel; George Appich,
the interpreter, and SheritV Gordon gave
their testimony of yesterday over again.
Lew is was put upon the stund, and dur
ing the cross examination became impu?
dent. Ho did not help his case any from
his testimony. The argument in the case
was commenced at 11:80 p. m.
At 2:30 o'clock no verdict had been re?
At 9 o'clock the jury came into court
and announced that they were unable to
agree, whereupon they were 'discharged
by the court and another [ jury at once
The third trial is now in progress,
This afternoon, under orders from Gov?
ernor O'Ferrall. the Alexandria Light
Inlantry uut in an appearance here to
act as a guard around the jail, as threats
are still being openly made on all sides
that Lewis will be lynched if the jury
fails to convict.
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fikst^lfflli THE SEASON.
ST ^tJr Limcndc and Pineapple
^ H MASSIE'S PHARMACY.
Ice Cream Soda 5 cents.
I AT A L DIU )OKLYN FIR E.
New York, April 28.?At a fire which
occurred this morning in a Third ave?
nue, Brooklyn, tenement, the following
lives were lost: Louis Newall, John and
Mrs. Newall and Mrs. Frank Burnett.
The loss is 135,000.
ENJOYING ULM SELF.
New York, April 28?President McKin?
ley has changed his plans, and instend of
returning to Washington*has announced
that he will remain in the city to-day.
A STRIKE AT PRINCE?N.
Princeton, N. J., April. 2tf.-?Two* hun?
dred masons employed on the new uni?
versity building tvont on strike yesterday
and are still out. They do not ask for
higher wages, hut want a foreman dis
SOKE, VA., THUKfc
THE DINGLEY TARIFF.
The Bill May Not Become a Law
Before August I.
Washington, April 28.?Tho Demo?
cratic members of the Senate finance com?
mittee yesterday followed up their re-,
fusal to allow the tnrlfl till to he report-'
ed direct to the Seunte with the nn
nouucemeut that they would expect to be
given an opportunity for a thorough ex?
amination of all the schedules of the bill
as amended before It is reported to the
They have already employed one ex?
pert and will employ others to take up
the hill in their behalf as soou as It is
presented to them. They expect to bo
able to examine the bill sufficiently to
permit, it n> go to the Senate in about two
weeks' time atter they receive it.
There has been some talk among tho
Democratic Senators of granting hearings
by tho full committee, but this proposi?
tion does not appear to havo met with
general favor. The Democratic, members
of tho committee fear that insistence
upon this course would be construed into
a determination to delay the bill for the
sake of delay, which, they instst, is no
part of their programme.
The decision of the Democratic mem?
bers may have the elf ectot causing a post?
ponement of tho presentation of the bill
beyond Thursday. Some of the Republi?
can committee now say that they may
not conclude their work before Monday
morning, as there arc still various mat?
ters which are not definitely tlecided, and
which it becomes necessary to (ix abso?
lutely before going into full committee.
They are still working with the hope of
presenting the bill Thursday, but arc
less hopeful than formerly.
The Republicans think they discover,
in the present attitude of their Demo?
cratic colleagues, a disposition to delay
the passage of the bill, which they had
not previously counted upon, and arc
making their preparations for a long
siege in tho Senate, as well as in commit?
tee. Some of them express the fear that
the bill will not become n law before the
1st of August.
Yes, sin; ouns auk open
Axn heady ran you. Just
THE ntttOlITEST AM) BEST
SHAPES THAT FASHION l)E
FllOM 26 CM NTS UP.
GILKESON & TAYLOR.
SHOWS NO FAVORITISM.
No Religious Denomination Will be Pre?
vented From Having a Chapel.
Washington, April 28.?Secretary
Alger has made the following statement,
of the policy of the War Department as
to chapels on the Military Academy re?
"M uch has been said about the building
of a Catholic chapel on the grounds of
the United States Military Academy at
West Point. This was a privilege ac?
corded these people by my predecessor,
who said that similar privileges would be
accorded to others. You can state that
any other denominations wishing to
build a chapel on the grounds upon the
same conditions will be given an equally
advantageous site for the building. No
favoritism will be shown to any denom?
ination and others will he accorded.a site
equally as good as that of the Catholic
ANOTHER RAD BREAK.
Illinois Citizens Greatly Alarmed Over
the Flood Situation.
Keokuk, April 28.?Punt levee, on the
llinots side,thirteen"mtles below this city,
broke this morning unexpectedly jiml
threw the inhabitants iuto the wittiest
state of alarm. Twenty-live thousand
acres of rich land will be overflowed.
People hail felt secure an-1 were not. pre?
pared for the break. A wild rush to get
families and stock out of the .bottoms is
being made. Much stock will be drowned
and there may he less of human life.
Government boats have gone from this
city with sacks of sand to stop the break,
if. possible. Every craft is being pushed
into service. This break has caused the
water in the river to recede slinhtly. All
Missouri bottoms between tills city an''
Quincy are overflowed about four feet. All
railway communication west and south
is cut off. Alexandria, Spraw's and Greg?
ory, Mo., are inundated. Only one hun?
dred septate feet cf land in Alexandria le
m.tins above the water. The crest of the
Hood is here.
Were never so favorable to clothing
buyers its right, now. We are ready for
your spring buying with unprecedented
attractions all along the line.
Fjr style and flt,
For the quality and wear,
For the Lowest Price,
Look through our stock and you will
lind no disappointments.
BROTHERHOOD MERCANTILE COM?
BURNING OF A T?lL. .
Huntington. W.Ya., April 28.?Word
reached this city yesterday to the effect
that, the county jail of Wyoming county
had burned to the ground and that the
j courthouse in that county was also badly
damaged by the lire. The two buildings
were situated very close together and it
was only by heroic work that the court
house was saved. There seems to hi
some difference of opinion >is to the cause
of the blaze, but it is said by some thai
there are good grounds to believe that, the
jail was bred by incendiaries in B liopi
that the courthouse would be consumed
Rreakfast, 25 cents; dinner, 25 cents;
supper 25 cents. Meal tickets, f t. I am
using Armour's Chicago meats, which are
the best. J. J. Catogni's restaurant.
SPAY, APRIL 29, ]
A Revolution Likely in Favor of a
THE POLITICAL, SITUATION IN THE
GREEK CAPITAL HAS ASSUMED
INTERESTING PROPORTIONS -
THERE SEEMS TO BE NO DOUBT
THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL
FALL AND THAT KING GEORGE
WILL RETURN TO HIS DANISH
Athens, April ?8.?Popular feeling
points to a revolution in favor of n> repub?
lic. Tue citizens are greatly excited at
the. revelat ions mnde by former Minis?
ter Ralli as to the conduct of the cam?
paign. To tiny largo meetings have been
held in Constitution Square and other
places of public ,-efcort, and fiery ha?
rangues have been delivered by well
known orators in denunciation of "those
wiio wculd betray Greece." The fall of
the ministry is regarded ascertain.
The political situation here has become
more interesting thnu the military opera?
tions in Epirus, Thessaly and tho Gulf of
Salonica. The king and his ministers
now pay the penalty of their want of de?
cision months ago, and when it was per?
haps in their power to discourage jingo?
ism. Having accustomed the people to
the idea that they may defy the great
powers who made Greece an independent
nation and gave them a king, the people
begin to ask why they should not get rid
of the monarchy imposed on them by the
powers and go in for a democracy such as
ruled Athens when It was at its best.
The war has faded so far to produce
the expected results on land or sea. The
fault, say tho demagogues, is in the gov?
ernment and there miiat bo a change.
Already, at tho popular demand, Prince
Constantino has been deposed from the
army and the minister of marine is said
to have resinned.
There are indications of mob violence
at Athens and fears of revolution, with
tho result of the expulsion or assassina?
tion of the king. The Bottle, or Parlia?
ment, when it assembled yesterday in ex?
tra session did not have a quorum, and it
was for this reason only, it appears, that
the Delyaunis cabinet did not at once
tender its resignation.
M. Ralli, a member of the opposition
aud an advocate ot a. more ;vigorous pros?
ecution of the war, is already, In advance
?of M._DeTynnnis' retirement, the toaster
spirit or the ho nr. It it; lie i hut oonfcis
with the king and gives out the livest
news. He was with tho army at Larissa
and puts the blame of its defeat and re?
tirement to Phursalia, in effect, upon the
Crown Prince. He asserts again and
again that the army in Thessaly is ''in?
tact," by which he seems to mean that it
is capable, under different leaders, ol fac?
ing the Turks with success. It was, in
his view, official Incompetency at Athens
and Larissa, not the inexperience or
weakness of the Greeks, that brought
about, the disastrous retreat. With much
good sense he blames the independent ac?
tion of the Ethnike Iletalria, and holds it
responsible in part for the untoward
course of events in Northern Thessaly.
M. Ralli may be mistaken in supposing
that Greece, whose army is inferior in
numbers and without experience, could
hope for success against the trained vete?
rans at the Sultan's disposal, but he
seems to be a man of some force of char?
acter, and may turn out to be the Creek
Napoleon or (iambettu.
When the Boiilo meets to day at 10
o'clock it is likely that the king will
have it announced that lie has asked M.
Knill to form a cabinet and take charge
of the war.
The war lags under the discouragement
of the loss of Larissa. The advance upon
?lauina is abandoned. Pre visa has not
been taken nnd Epirus remains safely
Turkish. Even tlte restive Albanians
have quieted do?vu. Without a risinir on
their part the Invasion by Colonel Manos
was hardly expected to have large results.
Operations against Janina, if prolonged,
were "object to the danger of a (lank
mcvemcut of part, of Edhem Pasha's
army in Thessaly.
A division of Turks is being pushed
southward along the railway, it is said,
from Larissa to Volo, on the gulf of that
name,whence the Giecksat Pharsalia and
at Trikala, further west, receive their
supplies. Another division is being sent
to Trikala, where it will be in a position
to operate agallist the Greeks in Epirus
or at Pharsalia.
Almost the whole of the Greek navy
is, it seems, in the gulf of Salonica,
where it is expected to make an attack on
tlit; city of Salonica, Torpedoes line the
entrance to the harbor, but they are, it is
hoped, like other scientific appliances of
the Turks, out of order.
It would doubtless lire the Creeks for a
further effort if Salonica were taken by
the licet and destroyed, though such an
event could hardly affect the result of
So far the Greek navy, like the Turk?
ish, has accomplished nothing impor?
tant, but the fact that it is still ? intact"
is one of tho reasons assigned by M.
Itnlll for persevering.
The rumor is repeated that tho Turk
ish fleet is about to come out of hiding
and that a great naval action is to occur
in the Gulf of Salonica.
Meanwhile'tho six'powers are in con?
ference, waiting to be asked by Greece or
Turkey to intervene In the interest of
peace. The former is evidently not yet
in a mood to negotiate: the hopelessness
of the struggle is not perceived or a li?
Turkey, having nothing to gain by war
and being at great expense, i- no doubl
ready for peace, provided the Greek forco
In; withdrawn from Crete and a small in?
demnity be paid. Accounts from both
sides seem to concur, as a rule, In stating
that no cruelties or "utrooitic-" are be?
AN IMPORTANT MOVE,
Silver Senators Reported to Have
Gained a Victory.
Washington, April 28.?It Is current
report hero this afternoon, which, how?
ever, could not be verified, that the two
well-known silver Republicans, Senators
Wolcott and Jones, of Nevada, have
forced the Republican members;of ^the
Senate finance committee, having in
chnrge the Dlngley bill, to accept amend?
ments fty them providing .that any coun?
try which enters Into a bimetallic agree?
ment with the United State? shall breve
the benefit of a 15 per cent, rebate on aVl
duties fixed by the bill.
There will be a full meeting of the
committee to morrow to consider the
tariff situation,but It i? not expected that
the bill will bo reported to the Senate on
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
At Louisville?Pittsbura 2, Louis?
At New York?Washington 8, New
At Cincinnati?Cleveland 0, Cincin?
At Baltimore?Brooklyn G, Baltimore
At Philadelphia?Huston t>, Philadel?
SJjAt St. Louis?Chicago 0, St. Louis 5.
Standing or the Cluhs. w i, pet
Cincinnati. 0 t) 1000
Philadelphia. 5 1 8:12
Baltimore. 5 I 8:12
Louisville. '\ 1 750
Brooklvu. ;$ 11 500
Pittsburg. 2 3 500
St. Louis. 2 :i 400
New York. 3 8 350
Chicago. 3 4 333
Washington. 1 I 200
Boston. I fi 10?
Cleveland. 0 5 000
PANK CRASH IN ILLINOIS.
Sehool Funds and Trust Estates Amount?
ing to $200,000 Involved at Lodu.
Chicago, April 28.?"It is disgrace and
the penitentiary, or the lake, and I have
chosen the latter,'' .wrote John Sheldon,
the leading banker of Sheldon, III., to his
confidential friend ami attorney, J. H.
The receipt of the letter in Paxton,Ill.,
where MolTet lives, was followed to-day
by tho closing of the leading bank of
Loda, Uio assignment of four of the lead?
ing business linns, and individual assign?
ments by as many of the leading busi?
ness Arms, and - individual assignments
by as many of the leading citizens cf the
In addition, it Is said, Banker Shel
dOD*. financial troubles involve the funds
belonging to the school trustees of Loda
township, and that trust estates involv?
ing between $200,000 and $250,000 went
down in the general crash.
She'don was unable to meet the de?
mands upon him, came to Chicago, and
wrote a twenty-p*go letter to his confi?
dential friend, advising that he would
take his life by jumping into Lake Mich?
igan, and indicating the line of procedure
for closing up his own involved estate.
NEW UPRIGHT PIANO S100
To $125. This piano is not made by us,
but is the same piano sohl by others for
nearly double that amount. A piano
must be bought: what shall it bei' A
cheap, medium or tho best? One for a
time or for a lifetime)' If you have money
"to burn" buy the cheap; if you would
economize, secure the best, "The Klin*
ball," which is used and endorsed by the
leading musicians of this country and
Europe. Wo met them all at "World's
Fair" and won the highest honors and a
special award for superiority and highest
standard of excellence, tho only manufac?
turer thus honored. These pianos are
now on exhibition at 2015 Jefferson street,
Where their merits can be tested, and at
this "special introductory" sale we
give them to you on easy terms of pay?
ment at factory coat,thus saving our cus?
tomers "agent's commissions." If we
cannot sell you a better piano for $342
than any agent in the State Jfor $000 will
not ask you to buy. J\o notes to sign.
Only one price to all, cash, or six per
cent, interest. The "laboring man" buys
as cheap as his rich neighbor. If we can?
not save you enough In buying a piano to
educate your whole family in music will
not ask you to buy.
THE SENATE A TIE.
Washington, April 2s. -The'olectlon of
Deboe as Senator from "Kentucky makes
tin; Senate a tie once more, though it is
confidently expected that a Democrat
will be elected as the result of the strug?
gle now in progress in Florida, which
would again give [the Democrats control.
EXCITEMENT IN MANCHESTER.
Manchester, Va., April 28.?A large
crowd of negroes are guarding the jail at
this place to prevent the lynching of
Wesley Mayo, arrested on Sunday for as?
saulting Mrs. Nannie'Lowry.
Our $50 Buggies and
$85 Phaetons are the best,
ever shown in Koanoke.
Wo can save you money
on these goods.
3 ARM AN kv FLIPPO,
108 Salem avenue.
THE OKLAHOMA FLOOD.
Guthrie, Okl., April 28.?It Is now
thought that nearly 200 people were
drowned in the tlood in this neighborhood
yesterday. The Hot of the known dead
is gradually growing larger. Many peo?
ple were aslei p at the time of the onrush
of the deluge. The loss to property is
already known to amount to over half a
FOR TDK JUBILEE.
Washington, April 28. -It is Stated
hero to day that Rear Admiral Joseph II,
Miller will be the naval representative of
the United States at the qneeu's jubilee
i in London in June next.
Btfl Lot Nico Welt Cured
I Country Bacon, I
HAMS, SIDES, SHOULDERS.
PRICE 3 CENT8
Richmond Gossip as to the Course
of the Sold Bugs.
A LIKELIHOOD THAT EX-GOV,
WM. E. CAMERON WILL BE PUT*
FORWARD BY THE DEMOCRATIC
MINORITY IN VIRGINIA E.FOH
THE GUBERNATORIAL NOMINA?
TION?THE IMPRESSION PRE?
VAILS THAT THE CONVENTION
SCHEME IS DOOMED.
Richmond, April 28.?Considerable in?
terest is being manifested by Democratic
leaders in the course which those who are
opposed to the State convention indors?
ing freo silver may take in [the appronch
iug campaign. It is pretty well admitted
that this clement will put up n State
ticket. There is considerable gossip as to
who will probably bo chosen to head tho
ticket. There is an impression In well
informed Democratic circles that thia
choice may be ex Governor William E.
Cameron. This gentleman stumped the
State last'year for the Palmer and Buck
ner ticket, and he did very valuable work.
In that direction. Colonel Cameron has
not spent much of his time in Virginia
for several years past. Ho is, bowover,
well known in all sections of the Old
Dominion, and if he would make the run
on tho anti-Bryan side could no doubt
command a largo following.
Tnere is nn little interest manifested in
the election o* county and city school
superintendents, which takes place about
the 15th of next month. These places are
111 led by the State board of education,
composed of tho governor, superinten?
dent of public instruction and the attor?
ney general. There Will be several lively
contests for some of these positions.
Superintendent Massey has put himself
on record as insisting that politics
should not be permitted to have any im?
portant Influence in the selection of the
school teachers or other officers connected
with that department of the State gov?
ernment. The fact that the positions
hehl by all tho members of the Stato
board of education will be tilled either at
the coming general election or by the
legislature chosen in that contest, wilt
make this meeting next month all the
more interesting. Except \ha governor,
who cannot succeed himself, all of the
members of that body will be candidates
for re-election. Mr. Maesey's friends
have already announced that he desires
to have another term as the head of tho
schools of the commonwealth. ,
The time for voting upon the question
of whether or not a State constitutional
convention shall be called is now but lit?
tle more tbaa four weeks off. This sub?
ject lias been widely discussed by tho
newspapers of the State, but so far seems
to have aroused no very general attention
among the masses of the people. Tho
impression now Is that the call lor tho
convention is doomed to defeat. The ele?
ments opposing it include about [all of
tho Qtatoj county and city officials, tho
corporations and many other business in?
terests. Besides this powerful array of
opponents,the Republicans can bo counted
upon to throw all of their strength and
influence against the proposition.
A NEW. ASSOCIATION.
Washinuton, April 28.?The South?
eastern Passenger Association was
formed here this morning by the election
of the following officers: President,
Harry Walters, of the Atlantic Coast
Line; chalrmai of the conference commit?
tee, Joseph Richardson, of Atlanta; sec?
retary, J. V. Hoyden.
Fresh oysters received to-day. J. J.
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Fort cunt fur Virgin u: Increasing cloudI
HGMj ei??tptly wind*, becoming souliicast
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NEW UPRIGHT I
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