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Fifty-five Telegrams Ad?
dressed to Legislators After Local Temperance Rally. ONE IS RESENTED AND PROMPTLY ANSWERED Message from j. A. Sommerville, Con? strued to re Threatening, Brings Hot Reply from Mr. Stearnes?Lo? cal Delegate Expect* Two-thirds to Vote Against Taking Up Bill. "L. P. 8tearr.es, Richmond, Va. "If you * xpect our people to mtppoit you again wo expect you to bring, i i> and support B'TOdo Slate wide bill immediately. Your actions watched. (Signed) J A. ?CMMEKV||,i.K." "Jas. A. ScmmoivWe, Newport. News, Va. Your wire is not only impud? ent, but insolent, and 1 resent ycu language and threat. (Signed) "L. P. BTEAilNI. It became known yesterday that the above telegrams passed between JameS A. SoinmcrviHe and Dob gate i,. P. Starnes. Mr. Sommcrvillo'? tatearam was inspired by the confer? ence of tiie twenty-five men ' ?tho had the courage of their convictions" in the StttdJ of Uev. ? T W. ll.ord late Thursday night, and wsh filed at the Western I'nirn telrgraph tilflce here llisi night. It was delivered to Mr. Redrpsjs Friday morning and he an sw. nd it "right off the bat." A similar telegram was sent by Mr. ???mmei v ill., to Senator Saxon W. Holt, but Senator Holt did not reply to it. Ke\ B T. Wfllford. who called the conference cf the twenty-five, said last night that to his persona; knowl? edge no less than 55 telegrams were sent from Newport News Friday to Senator ILuit and Delegate Stearnes urging them to support the strode measure. Written at Mr. Wellford'? Request. Mr. SoinmervUle say* that the -t?io grams were written at the reQ-Ket ot M. Wellford by the twenty-five men who attended Thursday night's con? ference. Among others whom he says at'.ended the conterence and sent tele, grams were George Nelms Wi3e, Artmar Shankland. W. J Httghea. W. E. Thomas, W. H. Rhorbach. and r, A Taylor. Mr. Scmmervllle could not render the nsmos of the other men who attended the conference and w /rte tel< grams. Mr. WelMord area asked for those nsracs last night, but be said tbat he could not give them out for publication without the con? sent of the s< mlers. He added that j he felt confident that none of tnem wooldobject tc having his name mado pii'iit.- Mr Wetlford sent a special delivery letter to Senater Holt Fnday nrglng him to support the Strode bill. Says Telegram Wasn't Personal. Mr. Somme tvllit- declares that there wan nothing personal in his telegram to Mr. Stearct-n and that he and gnd Mr. Stearnes are close friends. He meant SO threat, he said, and the sentence. ' Your actions watched.' wa* intended to convey to, M: ?t. ..-res the knowledge that hi* frianan snd gtijpertef* here nre Inter? ested, in the passage cf the Strode manure sad 'hat they would watch how he voted on the measure. Mr. 81 osrnes returned to this city yesttrday evening fiom Richmond sod ' waa last sight asked staxit the te.e grams by a Dally Press reporter. He aaid 'hat he received Mr. Boomer - rtile's telegram Friday morning and he replied to it within ten minutes. Mr. 8? esrr.es ton the sentence, "Yoor set ions watched- to *>e s threat aguinst him and to fore, art his detent af he offered for re election Sucn threats did not give him the least un? easiness, be said. Didn't Like Form a Petitions Mr. 8teames went ?n to say that i he rererred aooat twenty-five ether tetegram? Friday and that all of tbem were couched in pol It r lang-uate He leetstd only to Alt Sommtrvtlle's tcJngram. Mr Stearnes asso saM thst he thnnghi more of the telegram* than he did of ;he petHl n? with tvne. written Signa: r..es ?hieb we- han1e| him hy Rev .'. p weAllmter. hV*d ae< letary of the A attention? larngwc TRUTH CROPS OUT __ I Wtiy Ptlg sufferers Se Often Fa'l to Get nmHef. Mapre Is net ting to the bottom or ereeythmg tmlodlng the cause and cure of pile* The brachtest doctor* now admit that piles am caused *n temally snd earn ha cured owty by Internal t rent meat *>??*? Leon hard! some fir* agrj perfected a rem? edy Is Ishset fnra~Hs*DcM, whlrh earns the raune of aaaea, and there fare nrw pei musentiy ft s* aotd hy A K r, Kmc. Nnwport Newa, Va. smder ne~t.e? hack guarantee fl tf ?4 day*' treatment Dr. Lewa Isr.M <?, Suva* B. Buffalo. N. T. Wrlie tor boogie* When these petitions were turned over to Mr. Stearnes, Mr. McAllister told him tha. me outturn fctgnaigiie were on file la bis ottvu and that Mr. b.earne* cculd aee them K wished to do ao by calling hi his often. Mr. Steams, didn't call to nee the oilglnal signatures i he pctitlona BMN those circulated here' by Mr. Wetlford and othtva. Continuing. Mr. Slearue* said tnnt be tclt no lesentment toward any one about the |?etltlom>, but that be waj lather mortified to think that the vot- j era could not approach him personally j in regard to the matter without iav lng to scud their petitions through the bauds ol Mr. McAllister aud have 1 a typewritten co*i>. of the petition and the names of the signers handed vo j bun. Muting the campaign preceding hit election, Mr. 8tea rue* was not, be said, approached with reterence to the State-wide proposition, aa had quee- j tiou bad not been raised them, ii bis ; constituency wanted him to ? w "'' ' the I HI be felt soiry Indeed that they did not think they comu ap.roi.ci. film dliectly without going through a third party. Says Houae Will Kill It. in reply to a question, Mr. ssieainea said that be thought the Sttode-Mey- j era 'till will be disposed Of by the 1 house c-f delegate* this week. ' i thing 1 probably sonieoue will move \o lake the bill up out uf its order and '?' . the motion will be voted down and that that will be the end of it," aaid M. SKarne*. "The Anti-chloon j forces want lo seo bow the rei?rcaon- i tatives will stand on this question and i no douv>t they will got a recorded vote on the motion to t*ke*?p the bill out of Ita order." I 1 .#( I When asked if he thought ouch t motion would prevail, Mr. Si nuts snid that he belloved two-thirds of the d< legates would vote against it. Mr. Steam's whs askeu. if be thought local option would carry In Newport News at this t-.oje. He *e plied that he had beam out of toum with the local Situation for two months and probably was not in a opposition to make any predictions. However, be did not believe thla c'ly would vote "dry" In a local option election to be held any time scon. Senator HcH din not return from Richmond last night and an effcrt to get Into communication with him by wire was unsuccessful. Renew Talk of Local Option. Wh.n the news of the defeat of the Strode measure by |he Henatc became generally known here yesterday ' morning there was renewed talk of lo? cal option for Newjiori New? by some of the kadlng local tempera no. woikers. It is claimed ly some that j local option is "In the air" here now and thit the Issue seems imminent. However, the " wets" apparently are j not very much concerned about the matter and many of them do not be? lieve Newport News will rote ' dry" at this time. ' The Strode bill Is a desd issue so far as this legislature la concerned, but the anti-saloon leaders demand that the members of the house ofi delegates commit themselves on the | issue. Leaque Leaders to aright Then-.. The delegates have been warned : that If they oppose the measure they will be dead politically The aenators who oi posed it have been told that they already have dug their politlca? |graves The next legislature prtbatoly will be ?lectej on the state-wide issue and the Anti ?aloon Laegue leaders will ? fight to the bitter death all of inoee | senators and repreaeatattvee who op? posed the Strode bill and wbo offer I P.r re-election. How th? Senate Voted. The recorded vote of the senate on |the Strode bill was aa follows: Ayes?Messrs. Klam, Cravat: Oun-j Iter. King, Lincoln, McAlexander, Noel. Owen, Sa under*. Strode, i Strother. Tucker. Walker?13. Noes?Messrs. Carter, Chaee, Early, j Echnis, IQdaiondBon. Fletcher, Ftolkes. Oarrett. Uayle, Halsey. Harman, Hart liet.hs. Holland. HoH. Ke?sell, Laasi rer. I>esner, Parks, H sob, Sale. Sims, "??hoaaton. Ward, Watkio, Wickham ? 2C. Muricel by King'a Daughtara. On Friday evening. March the Eleventh. the Earneat Cirri- of ig'a Daughters will give a muaicai followed by a derer Utttfe play *in hw-h some well known local talent will take part. In the lecture room of he First Presbyterian church. The program is aa foil aura: Piano sei? . . Mr W it am Ro . ? Soprano sola-Mass Anna Manvtlie (Votratt? *olc ..atla* l.'ivir- gfarnes r ntrait,, solo,.Mifs Ola Hayes Quartette. Me* Mary Ptearne* Mr* r'-aettaar Msaars. George Mur ray aad Cdrrey Raatth 1*010.T.Mian Orlne Butxa j Recitation.Miss Prnnces Starr Soprano m lo ... Mt*s Mary Stoarwes Baritone aato...Mr. Thornaj Menaley A String of Pwnrls" Mr Madmoa.Mr Godfrey SmKbl Miss Pnehe Madison. Haa* K boi ' m" . ""^ lmcsle c"rtat .Mrs. Watter Wh>y| Mis* Pesxy Mad isoa. .Mam Ann* MaarliH-| Man nah. the faithful servant . - ...MM. Gwendolyn h>aaa| Mr Antkonv Augusta Whterhury .Mr Hiitacn gaiw| At the mactusWwi of the enter am *n*a*. rhncoaate. ake aad candy wiflj bo aa aaa? aa the aanrtor. TVket*. '? eewta a. Cook With Oaa JT-tf Conk W*Jh Oaa. W ft. ftaaaa raaaral Dtowior Candidates for Council Al? ready Coining Out, LIVELY FIGHT EXPECTED Nearly All Old Members of Both Branche, W'll Offer to Succeed Themselves and Probably Each Will Hav? Opposition. Candidates for the liemocratlo I nomination as counc?roen in the 'primary that will be held early tn May are aummucing themselves and present Indications are that some lively contents will be waged in tbe different wards of tbe city. Eight members of the common council and four members of the board of ald<*r men are to be elected and with only In few exceptions the members whose I terms of cffice expire in August sre | I candidates to succeed themselvee. The members whose terms expire j l August are: Councilmeo?First j I ward?J. J. Cheadles and E. I. Ford [ Second ward?& C. Cox and \ K Fellows. Third ward?J. a Wallace [ and Oeorge W. Whuley. Fourth wart -U R. Boiling and R. Lee Davis. Aldermen?First ward?President E. W. Robinson. Second ward?(leorge T. Kellum. Third ward?R, C. I?el xold*. Tourth ward-d?ol. R. P. HoIU| Many S**k Re-siectlon. In all probability Mr. t headle will be a candidate to succeed himself, but it is understood that Mr. Ford does not at this t me intend to offer ror the council again. However, his friends probably will urge _ him to make the race and they say that he wit] be In the fight again. Messrs. Fellows and Cox are candidates. for | re-election, Mr. Fellows saying yester? day that the report that he would not I offer for re-election was in error. It is understood that, both Mr. Wallace | and Mr. Whitley will offer for re? election and Mr. Boiling also probab > ly will be a candidate to succeed I j himself. Mr. Davis recently tendered j his resignation to the council, hut his (friends induced him to withdraw It. 1 He probably will not cffer for re-elcc I tion. The new candidates who have thus I far entered the field for the common council are H. A. Doty from the First ward. R. W. West and W. B. Spencer from the Third ward. It is possible that W B. IJvexey will be a candidate I in the Fourth ward, but he has not I yet announced himself. Three New Candidates. It was reported yesterday that M.j H Lash will be a candidate to suc? ceed President E. W. Robinson, who] win offer for re-election from the F rst ward. Dr. R. Leo Robinson is being talked of as a candidate for the hoard of aldermen from the Second ward to oppose George T. Kellum Alderman R. C. Petsold will not be a candidate to succeed himself and thus far Hunter Grimes is the only candidate for alderman who has of fered from the Th'rd ward. So far' I as Is know at this time no one has I entered the field against Cb! Robert I Pegram Holt. who. it Is said, will be candidate for re-electon Many new announcement* are ex pected this week and the campaign ] will be on in earnest the latter part of this month. The municipal eiec (ion for counrimea will be held in June and the Republicans probably wlll name a full ticket in every ward to oppose tbe Democratic nominees. SOCIAL-PERSONAL. i Miss Achsah Jones, who has been the i guest of Miss Lucile Ayler. tn North End. for the past month left last night for her home in Washington Mr. Bradford Reynolds, of Wil sington. N C, arrived yesterday for| 'a short visit with his mother. Mrs Mary C Reynolds, on Thtrty-ihlrd j I street. Miss Hyscinth Atwood. '-f Process I Anne Court House, vxi the guest of her sister. Mr. Lash. In East End. [let week. Mian Mvrs Boggs. of Accomacj county, is visiting relatives in thin 1 eity. Miss Ana Reeves of Richmond.] who has been visltlu? her sister. Mm IT. W Brooks, on Twenty -ighto | I street, rctnrned home yesterday. Mass Blanche Robertson, who ha.. I bee* visiting her cousin*, the Misse? Bntirrtson. on Twenty six!r street. I returned to her home la Norfolk yes icrday. Mrs Edward O Ball wUI return! tmlny 'mm Norfolk, where she has] |heea smiting friends. Miss Sadie Davtdsoa. of R*rbrmmd.| will arrive today to apend i mit **th her abater. Mrs R C Adami [si Twewty-wfth street.. Miss Vsry Orentcw left yesterwuv j for Waat VlrgJaUa, where ehe waj who vanaJag her sanssr. Mrs A F. P-nton , ?ft Huntlnatow avenue, ha. rej-w ! to km Mrs. J. J. Csnfe. wan haa hi ?Ith grin, to kaawMtsg rapidly >n?Mh*?W. besag samsaanned there by I ?he dmwan of bee nssr?. stwaVud Warnrr ??? A o tawwtma, who haa hsej visiting relatives tor*, ha* returned to her home in Grove, Vn. Miss KUnche Morrissettrt has re? turned to Norfolk I* visiting her mother, Mrs. Weld, on Fc>rty-afth street. \ Mr. and Mrs. J It. Outhrld have gone to Richmond, vliitf th? y\wore et Mas] by the Illness if Mrs. Gutprle'a slit*r. Mrs TroMngor. of PnMwdtf, Is the guest of her sister Mrs. U. t*. Stearins on West avenue. VIRGINIA LIFE SHOWS IINCREASE IN BUSINESS As Usual the Company Had Sub? stantial Growth During the Year 1909. In the advertising columns c,f to? day's |>a|M'r appeals the auuual abate? ment of The Life Insurance Company of Virginia, showing that the cuni|>a ny Increased its business at its t]?uel substantial rate during the year i'Ml'' The company's premium income in? creased more than II SO MO, making the present Income f>.ttMM.?4J In 1887 the premium income was HsV j i6?. and It has advanced every year I sim'e that Lime. Of this company, the Richmond Time?-Pispstch reeentl) said: I ? Richmond and all of Virginia take prld in this comistiiv because it Is ! strictly a Virginia institution, t uili up to ito present mammoth projioitiiins I by Virginia capital. Virginia end ->. j Virginia business foresight and Vir? ginia lo>-nlty to all good things that [ are Virginia. This company atasTWd : business about forty years ago. and I went up against heavy odds ni'd all kinds of o; position from the uttermost parts cf the earth. "In the field it undertook to */ork it had to encounter com|?etttor6 hack? ed by N'oithern and English capital world without end."n>t:t the company s lnccr|>r raters had an id a that there was no better location for a great cn terpilae of its characier than VaVgin ?is, and there could lie found in? Vir? ginia no better place for a home office than Richmond. "It Is doubtful if there is agothcT Ilfe Insurance company in the country that can boast oi such a successful record. The Lflfe insurance Company of Virginia starts the new yeaf with a larger income, a larger suplus ana a larger place in the In aits of the southern people than it ever before enjoyed. It has long sine? passed pi.v erlmental stage and Is^now M full grown safe, and liable, institution. "This great success able management of its president, John G. Walker, who is faithfully sup? ported by a large force of (officers, managers, superintendents, agents and home cfBce employees, which taten now r-ymbet8 over eight hundred per? sona." I'nder the superintandenry of Mr. J. R. Ward in this territory are the following: F. I>. Whiting. Asst.; F. O. Adams. Hampton, Phoebus and Old Point, J. R Leon..r I. Asst. Smithfleld. W. T. Spires. Asst. In this territory the agency staff con? sists of fourtee,, men. Mr. T. P. Jones Is general agent In this city fcr the ordinary department. Cook With Gas. Cook With Gas. 1 stage and Is .now <i and In every way re uccess Is due' to the Carriages?gCall W. E. Rouse Mr. Stearnes Believes Neither * Will be Adopted. TIDEWATER MEN UNITED Legidator? from This Section Solidly Against Measures and Are Confi? dent of Mustering Sufficient Strength to Down Them. Thatjhe Ityrd-VVickhaiii bill will be defeated by the legislature is the be? lief of Delegate L. P. Steartios, who re? turned to this efltg last night front Richmond to spend a^snuHMf with his family. .Mr. Steam* - says that the Tidewater ret-resentatives stand aollJ ly against the bill and that he be? lieves they can muster enough streugth from the other sections of the state to kill the measure wncn it cornea u)>. Mr. Stoaines also bHieves that the legislature will vote down the oaeajro. m.se oyster bill -c|K)rte'd by the sen? ate committee em fish and ?june If Jenkins far Natt? Clothes, too 2614 Wash. Ave. Morton's Book Store Box Flics 25c each $2.40 a dozen Alice W. Morton Bookseller and Stationer 2817 Washington Ave. We Ara !n Our New Store! 3004-3006 WASHlWCTOy AVENUE LISTEN?W. hav? alwaya led in 'law price* and high quality, and n-w are better prepared than ever. . WE FURNISH EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HC$US?. Try Cbapln Bros, special prices. A largo NfM to select frown. Naw and exclusive designs. wr make the terms easy without charging extra roe them. Hundred*, of pleaeed customer*. TMa taMs the etory. why wa do the busi ?M'l Ferset Tat MAJESTIC RANGE a?r?*d a?i aa* trudhtee They last a R*a tkaaa, M Puaad Fat? atattrea*. ?7 mi ooa er tw* ptecaa, Chapin Bros., Inc., tmH * WASHINGTON AVE. ROTH PHONE1 that ni?-a?itie Is leached on the calen? dar. He say* that the Tidewater delegate* ate opposed to any l<?asla tlon on the oyater quest Ion at this soeelon and that it is not likely trat any will i'e passed. The present }*g ?vi.-.tui- will be in session only a littie more than one mor* week. The Ryrd hill, according to lt? pat? ron in the house, has for its object the "straightening'' of the ? mythical' Haylor Survey lines and that It is not d< signed to biea* the survey, owever, the blU so "strsightna" the lines that some 4.lino acres of troductive rook on lb-; wn Shonls and elsewhere in James river ate left outside of the lines and given ever to the planters. The cotnirromise Wit on the ?".-traightening" of the-lints leaves out only acoot 1 .??00' acres of produc? tive rock in James river. ONE DRUNK IN COURT. Justies Brown Has Very Brief Ses? sion of Police Court. Justice Brown's docket la the police court yesterday morning consisted of one "plain drunk." who was a young man from Norfolk. This arrest was the only one made by the i?yiiee In the twenty four hours ending at 9 o clock yesterday morning. The sssva ease was disposed ol by the justice in a few minute's, the prisoner drawing the usual $3.5? tine. For the past three days this city has been unusually good. There has been little disorder and last night the police were not kept as busy as they usually are on Saturday night. See Reynolds Brothers' Ad. Kxtra good values in Heal Estate. 27-tf. Cook With Caa. Btamonas - ? ' _B, ?? ? Ours as Good as Honey in the Bank FLORY-ROYALL CO., 2711 Wash. Ave. Broadway Store 2905-7 Washington Avenue ? Some Special Values in Dress Goods and Silks Black Taffeta Silk ::<: inches wide, special finish .ind heavy weight, regular 11.23 value. Special . -$1.18 Black Satin Messaline "fi Inches wide, rich fatin finish, st .?Sc Black Diagonal Silk 27 Inches' wide. Rotigh Pongee eject, for .fwc _e Black Cashmere deSoie 27 inches wide, a beautiful soft Silk; our special price ...He Rajah Silk 24 Inches wide, in all the new spring shades: regular .Vie values, for.39c Rough Pongee Silk ia aal the new shades, also Mac* aad white. 77 inches aide, for .$mt -j Foulard Silks >*a In * variety el neat ries. only, yard .. . .He Japasine (iw of the sew shafts**, Mk*. all teh new shades she sax ? tarhea wMe fapecwal .2Bc Black and White Stripe Silk 27 inches wide, 98c grade, re? duced to . 7ss Diagonal Suiting M inch Wool Suiting fn black and navy for .4Bc Shepherd Check Dress Ooeids. T.K inches wide. 50c grade, reduced to _39c Black Crepe Voile * 42 inches wide, rich filky fin if h. Just the c rrect weight Ba? the cne niece dresses. Special price.?.. $iM Satin Stripe Prunellas 42 Inches wide, green. ?M rose, ard navy, at .flea * 52-inch Mohair, tic A rich brflttsnt finish, navy and black Cream Serges 3* inches, wide, medium he wearht . .. d Inches wide Bnc . 73c 42 laches wide, heavr tWorss ^Tfle ... .. rat Striped Serge 61 Inch Basin and Whnv fltrra* fftiga. Hani kal . aha