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Justice John Works Hard Over a
Small Docket.
Great Oispcnscr Can Stand Anylblnff
on Ilarih lixccpt tho Charsn of
Being Al'raid ? Itcporlcr
'lakes l'ari ol'Small Bi>y.
Things were sticky in Ihe Big White
Cham-vr th;s m.rn.ng a_*_ tho sultry air
bung around the bench bar as thick as
___ci_J whiting pap-T- -- 1**S* audience
greeied tiie Great Dlspenscr. They came
to enjoy the dlsoomfl-ure of their fellow
C-tt-CUS, hss wary than themselves and
were so unfortunate as _o get caught.
Justice John worked th s morninK like
a ooaH-eaver on a battleshlp. He was
hot in the collar aud sizzlcd like a lump
of lime in a small bit of water.
ST1R1-:H1> 31IM UP.
You have seen a brown-coatcd hornet
on a hot summer day, QUietly crawl
around his nest as if life had no purpose
and you couldn't stir him with a stick,
but let a small boy throw a clod of dirt ln
his direction and quick as a Mauser bul
let be ;_ all wlngs and stin^s.
Well. the Greut Dlspenser had salled
tlie sh.p_.it justice into the Doidrums, the
suminer core was upon the court. the
people were all good and the b'g white
chamber was a flesert waste without ex
'Pi. Great Judicial Insect busied h:m
- il ..??.and his Temple. drinking ice-water
.::..! without spirit enough to drive a hobo
out of tu-.vi!. The newspaj>ers had called
him several new names, and thrown twigs
.: gravels at him without number.. but
he just went along in his slow summer
Tiie reporter hated to do it. but it was a
ne-essity. Stagnation does not pay. Tliere
was the clod of dirt and the boy threw it.
The clod of dirt was labeled tlius: "The
Great Dispenser lives in dread of news?
paper rep.ru-rs."
i . li _ui.ii; _tie Gieal 3J;_t
it ____ ildi-..' U" _?
oJi__r_ *v.li_- W_r_ ii__-__i__ aud
lua n_i?_u ..i.e __..a ii*; was ugiy. ui
that be w__ __.____, and ue w_u;u uave
wai?e_ a.oiig __ _-reneiy as a iiegru nu.__
\..a? a ba_y c_.rr.aj;e uli a cl'.-ilcil s>-_e
V,a:_t. _>_><. ..- _a.' _?e v,<?s _lMiu oi ncWa
p.p.r iepoiceis. il was i.ku lettailg iOo_e
Uie VOiCdlii- _Ulphunc clUiH-oiio oi .11-.
jj_ua m oa_ grana _Uiuv._..
_ won t l__i i ou w.iai Ue sa.a, il WGUJ
picosu ium too uuli; out wo had a livoly
____.cn. HorU leolored) was ea-i'gej will*
be_i.i;g Aiaiiaci Wnt__fl_S, 'iliaic -?>as a
bi.l__ .n tne _a_e, l>ui Alanuei liaU il. ilo
l__L_ui_U Ihat h__ iiu.-u wa_ ii,a..n.u. il
JoojleU V_T_ li_i, DUt Sj.Ifaeaui. J JloUlas,
wUo ^raUocU him by tiie lie-j like a _n>._.
w.inoui a. uanoi. _a.a .t was tlie r.gai.
tuajie lor a U g.^er S iiuse. NelUicr i.aj any
money aud in.y were driven out ol court.
kVibie kV-diman was ciiaigea ivitli D.ai
lng HOaes W'eaurun. Mose- sa.u Whlle
w_s J.i*ass aiitr h.m. guying n.m ana
trying io make a t'ooi oi h.m. _.ioses. how?
ever. declanSl he had not su.ceedcd and
Uie Great i-uspuiser d_-iinssL_ mo ca_e.
.> U ti OOU.
Mary Coleman t.e-.oi-_.i -prosented two
ol her piogeiiy U) uio oieal jjispon.er?one
UUttcn, -uo oiaer ten?and sa.a tncy
v.Uij;i t work aud siie ??cou.aa'l uo
UULD-n wid tin?they were sent to the
coiuieJ refonnatory.
Lmu Jolmson, colored. was charged
with abusiiig barah Harris. The lattor,
her ausu^iiu _aiu, hau U-on sick for s,_t
woeks and drawing aick beuelus from tho
ilioUiailce compan.es. Tne JoilU.-ons ue
ciaied sarah sia\i.u m bed in tiay time,
aud j.ko tiie l'ire-iiy. came out at mghC
U ii;s testimony ?as interesting to tne in?
surance mta presont who were paymg the
botieiiis. Paitie Hunter. a sister oi x-uiu
Johnson, was also charg-d with abusing
Hu-U.o _Juuth. The Great Lispenser de
clared ii all much ado about nothing,
made Sarah Harris' husband jjay costs in
one ca_o aud tiie Smith girl's iather i:i the
Mary White. :t damsel of the street, who
looked as if she might have been lost
from the Oriental theaire in tho Streets
oi Cairo, was cliarg?J with throwing a
rock into a street car, break.ng a transoin
und striking a young lady _n tho head.
Mary White. by name anu nearly so
by compiexloii, declared siie threw at a
girl and missed the girl and hit the car,
but several tye witnesses said there was
no objec: in her line ol vision except the
She was fined J?20 with costs of ?_ and
paid il and then walked out of court
striking her he, ls against the grano
lithic, as if $30 fims were only in?
cidents of city life.
Charles 1'. Weaver. colored, was chtirged
with slealiug a half barrei of whisky from
the Southern depot. Monroe Jones, coj
ored, said he saw him drive off with if
on a dray. but his ustimony was un
oorroborated and Weaver proved a good
character and went free.
Irvin L>avis. colored, about 14 years old,
was charged with beating a small boy aud
taking ;?."> cents from him. Irvin stoutly
dented the charge in the face of stroa_
He was chastised after court in an
imu-r chamber -of the temple with Si r
geant Thomas as sujiervisor, and his
mother as high executioner.
The chari;e against .Lyman Stultz and
J. R. Stultz of trespasslng on the prem
tses ot Mrs. Annie Rhodes and threaten
fag to shoot htr, w;is dismissed at the in
stance ol Mrs. Rh.-'des on 3)ayment ?f
costs by tlie accused.
There were a number of small rows aml
netghborhood fusscs, which the Great Dis
peaser settled according to ui:-to-date
!_.__; of regulating famiiy affairs.
C. & 0__s New ScIu-?lnlo?Othor Mat.
ters nl" Inti-i-cst.
The new Chesapeake and Ohio schedule
will go into effect next Sunday. One of
tho features wiii be the operation of the
"Mountain Speciii," daily except Sun?
day. for Hot Springs. White Suluhur and
all mountain resorta This train will run
the first sr-venty-tive miles without stops.
;_:iJ::ig passengers at aheir extreme point
of destination in day-light. These trains
w ;: .^.- solid vcsiibuUd trains and carry
parlor cars to White Sulphur and Hot
BprlngB. a dining tar will.b_ atiaeh^Li at
l; ar larun'illc
Mr. \v. s. Morris. Superintendent of
Motive Power . f the Chesapeake and ohio.
ha_ returned from Chicago, where he __
tpected the sample co_l cars now buiiding
for Uie cdfnp&ay at that point.
?"Sununer llomes"' is the title of a very
neat and attractlx-o foider just issued
by the CSiesapeake and Ohio. The foider
Half a tcaspoon ia half ? glass of
water, refrcshes and invigorates tbe
entire _ystc_a. A wholesoxne toni-.p
OrniTW bears same Hossro_t>*. oa wrappcr.
To put your money is a reliable Savings
Bank like the "PROVIDENT."
Deposit Avhen you like; withdraw
when you please?money, with interest,
always yours. All sums accepted.
Write, 'Phone or Call
is profusc-ly"illuslrated with excellent half
tones and contains a vast amount of in?
teresting readlng matter concerning the
many beautiful resorts along the pietur
esque Chesapeako and Ohlof
One of the most attractive features is
tho schedule of hotels, location, dis'ances
and rates.
TIio total freight car mileage of the
Chesapeake and Ohio for May amountcd
to 17,560,565 car miles?an increase of 1.033,
510 car milc-s as compared with tliat of
Aiajor E. D. Hotehklss, general freight
agent of the Chesapeake and Ohio, presi?
dent of the A'irginia Traffic Association,
and Air. P. J. F. Orndorff,as9lstant general
freight agent of the Chesapeake and Ohio,
are attending the meeting pf the Traffic
Association at Old Point yesterday.
Mr. C. S. Campbell, division freight and
passenger agent, is in attendance at the
meeting of the Virginia Traffic Associa?
tion at Old Point.
An excursion from points on the James
River Division to Richmond. Newport
Xews, Norfolk and Old Point came in over
the Chesapeake and Ohio yesterday
There were about 500 excursionists. There
was aiso an excursion from Norfolk and
Newport News to Richmond and Lynch?
Railroad iilarniiiirs.
The following are the estimated earnings
of the Southern Railway system for the
-week ending June 7th':
This year. $515,677; last year, $432,032; in?
crease, 553.C45.
An Knjoyablo Entertainment Given by
Daiiclnji I'upil.s.
An entertainment was given Monday
night at Monticello Hall by the dancing
classes of AIrs. AVarren Wyatt and Mrs.
Laura Flanagan.
The first dance was the "College Horn
pipe," by Misses Virgie Ruskcll, Annis
Giliman, Cary Falrlamb and Willie Gill
The third dance was the "Bell Dance,"
by Misses llazel Faulkner, Clara Long,
Bessie AValker, Edna Heller and Sissie
The "Falry Dance" was given by little
Miss Arirgie Long, who is not quite five
years of age.
The Tambourine Dance was by Miss
Helen Cliamplee.
Master Earl Oppenhimer Ro'jt danced
the oake-w.ilk.
The "Flower Dance" was beautiful.
Those who took part ln it were Misses
A'irgie Ruskell, Helen Kirsch, Lelia Left
witeh, Inez Heller, Cary Fairlamb.Ida and
Mary Lynam und others.
The Higfcland Fling was led by Miss
Edna [Heller, and dancc-d by other puplls.
The Medley Dance was given by Miss
Inez Heller. and the Jockey Hornpipe was
given by Aliss Lelia Leftwitch.
The Symbol Dance was given by Aliss
Clara Long.
The Bow and Arrow Dance, by Aliss Sis
sine Leland, was very Interesting.
The other dances were: "Peekee Boo,"
by Aliss Lelia Leftwitch; double medley
duet, by little Misses Leftwitch; La Bay
aderc, by Misses Ida and Mary Lynam;
Butlerfly Dance. by Aliss Clara Long, who
was dressed in 100 yards of ribbon.
The Tambourine Dance was given by all
the pupils of the school.
Three gold mefials were award'ed the
following little giris: Misses Grace Gil
liam, Sissie Leland and Lelia Leftwitch.
Fijjlit for Coiijjre-s Attructing Much
Alteni ioii.
Much interest is being ? manifested in
political circles in the contest for Congress
in tlie Tenth Dicdrict. So far as the
Democratic nomination is concerned.
This promises to be by all odds, the hot
test light in the State this year.
Although the District Committee recom
mended that the delegates to the Buena
A'ista Convention, which meets on the
first day of August, be elected in all the
counties and cities on the 7th of July,
many of the counties have disregarded
the recoinmendation; and have lixed ear
lier dates for that purpose.
Buekingham and Appomaftox have
already elected. and instructed for Sena?
tor H. D. Fiood, as long as his-claims aro
bctore the convention.
Following are the datcs set by some of
tho other counties:
Aileghany, June 20th; Highland, June
21st; Cumberland, June 20th; Nelson,
June 20th: Botctourt, Rockbridge and
Buena Vista. July 7th.
Mcst of the counties will hold mass
meetings. In Nelson a primary will be
held between Ilon. AV. G. Loving and
Air. B. T. Gordon. and whichever shall j
get a majority of the votes will name i
the entire delegation. j
It is regarded as a coincidence that tho j
Third and Tenth District convent'ipns j
will contain the same number of dele- j
gates, and will each meet on the lst day
of August. |
Chamber of Coitiniei-b to Consider a
I'oint in the ("ensus.
Captain J. A. AIcLaughlln, superinten?
dent of the census for Richmond, says ho
ls making every effort to have the census
from this city include the industries in the
suburbs of the city, so that Richmond
wouid get us high a commercial rating as
Tho C.iamlx-r of Cocnmercc has taken up
the matter and has been using all of its
influence to have tlie census bureau allow
the classiiication of these industries 'to the
credit of the city. The Chamber of Com
merce will hold a meeting on Thursday
night, at which the question will be
brought up and a plan devised to further
the scheme.
Funeral Services.
The funerai of Dr. AV. V. Croxton,
who died Monday afternoon at 1:30
o'clock, where he had been under treat
ment for some weeks, took place at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon from Cen
tenary Methodist Church. The interment
was at Hollywood.
The funeral of Herbert Brook Williams
took place from the residence yesterday
afternoon, Uie interment being in River
The funeral of Alargaret Hunley took
place at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon from
the residence. No. C07 South Plne Street,
The interment was ln Shockoe Hill Ceme?
The funeral of Air. John Connolly took '
i-lace yesterday. The interment was In ]
Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Tho remains of Rufus Boyd, Pendleton,
whose death occurred in Richmond, arrived
in Bristol on Saturday. The funeral yas
condueted from the Main-Street Methodist
church at 4 o'clock Sunday -afternoon. Rev.
Charles O. Jones officiating. Tiie pall
bearers were Elks of tlie Bristol Lodge.
Xew- I'Yom i.l?? County.
jir. _,. l. Fussell was somewhat better
" Mr. John E. Broaddus, clerk of the Cir?
cuit Court of Henrico, has not yet recov
ered from his recent illness. He will prob?
ably not be un his office to-day.
Clerk Waddill yesterday morning Issued a
marriage licenso to James N. Sanders,. of
Richmond, and Miss Nannie B. Atklns, of
Henrico county.
The case of John Jetor, charged with
selling liquor,without license, was contin?
ued by 'Squire Lewis in the Magistrate's
Court yesterday morning until June 26th.
Thomas Robertson, who was arrested
Monday night at Woodville by Constable
Myer Anglc, on a warrant charging him
with shooting a gun near the pubiic high
wav, was dismfssed.
The case of John S. Shelton, charged
with selling whlskey on Sunday, was ar?
gued In the County Court yesterday morn?
ing, and was dismissed.
Transfer- ol P bperty,
Richmond: Siias Brown's trustee and
wife to J. B. Schene, 25 feet on east side
Thirteenth Street, (X) _e_t south of O
Street, ?__5.
H. E. Cooke to P. E. Eubank, 100 feet
on north side Spring Street, -0 feet east
of Goddin Street, $500.
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company
to the Central Trust Company of New
York, and Henry T. Wickham, trustees,
3. 1-1_ feet on west side Third Street, 132
feet from Denny Street, $1, &c.
Same to same, 25 feet on east side Ttiird
Street, 150 feet north of Louisiana Street,
$1, &c
Same to same, lot beginning on the
boundary line between the property of the
Southern Railway Company and H. L.
Valentine on the margin of James River,
$1, &c. ?
John XV. Hughes to William Temple, 33
feet on south side Clay Street, 99 feet east
of Twenty-fourth Street, subject to deed
of trust for .000, ST00.
Lewis & Anderson, special commission?
ers, to P. B. Llody, 51 feet on west side
I.aurel Street, CO feet north of Spring,
G. D. Pearman and twife to William
Temple, 3G 3-32 feet on east side Q or
Venable Street, S5 feet east .of Twenty
lifth. $3,250.
J. J. Royster and wife, Edwin D., J.
Stuart and Estelle L. Royster and Mrs.
Jane C. Royster to Samuel S. Rosendford,
2:! 6-32 feet on north side Main Street,
69 4-12 feet -east of Twefth Street, .6,000.
Charles Scott's trustees to Ida Scott,
50 feet on north side Boyd StreetA 75 feet
west of Hancock, ?205.
Madeline Sledd to Madelino Quinn, per
sonalty in hou?e No. 104 south Eighth
Street, $2.9.
The Press Association.
Following is the programme for the an?
nual meeting of the Virginia Press Asso?
ciation, soon to bo heid at Old Pomt:
Why Join a Press Association:?u. J->.
uijustice Bone Weeklies by Newspaper
Directories?S. R. Bonahoe.
The Newspaper and Legislation?A. T.
The Newspaper Problem?J. H. Lindsay.
The Sunday Secular?Rev. James can?
non, Jr.
The Sunday Paper; A Befence?C. E.
Thacktr and L. E. Lookabill.
Progress of the Association in Recent
Y'ears?B. S. Lewis.
Why 1 Favor the "Side-Trips"?W. M.
Copy as She ls, and Ought to Be?R. N.
Historical Paper?Miss B. M. Robinson.
Ihe Rise in Priut Paper?R. P. Barhaiu.
The Newspaper, an Aid to Material De
veiopmeni? W. R. Broaddus.
Could Sheldon Run a Virginia Weekly
Twelve Months??Rev. R. H. Beazley.
Tiie Ethics and iMission of the EdHor
and His Paper?W. S. Copeland.
Hvolution of the Printer's Bevil?C. W.
Should Editori.il Space In Wecklies Be
Limited??Yardley T. Brown.
The "Old Bominion," its Past, Present
and Future, and the Relations of the
Fourth Estate Thereto?A. Jeffres.
Others will read papers whose tities
have not as yet been announced.
Among those who have promiscd to at?
tend the meeting and address the Asso?
ciation, if possible, are Hon. John W.
Daniel. Hon. Carter Glass and Col. C.
O'B. Cowardin.
The "Question Box" will be one of the
interesting features during the session.
| Barber Cuts II is Throat.
1 A negro barber named Peter Lewis, who
is subject to fits of temporary insanity,
while laboring under the delusion that
some ,ono was about to lynch him, at one
o'clock yesterday morning, ran out into his
I back yard at No. 1015 St. James Street,
j and attempted suicide by cutting his
throat frcm ear to car.
! He is a man weighing about 200 pounds,
| and, but for liis massive build. would have
died from excessive loss of blood, before
the city ambulance that had been sum
moned could have reached him.
Br. Gills carried him to the colored alms
i house. and he was operated upon by Drs.
j Gills, Trevillan and Fisher, and, while in a
I precaricus eondition, is getting along nice
! ly.
"Will Go to Gorniany.
Mr. C. C. Baughman has received a
lengthy and interesting letter from his
son, Br. Greer Baughman, in Meisen. Ger?
many. Dr. Baughman sent his father a
l>ostal card on which was a lithographic
engraving of the city of Meisen. The city
in some respects, reminds one of Rich?
Mr. Baughman will leave next month to
visit his son in Germany, whom he has
not seen for the past two years.
Kcmarkablo Ourativo Properties of a
Itemedy for Indigestion and Stomach
Stuart's Byspepsla Tablets, a prepara?
tion for the cure of dyspepsia and the va
rious forms of indigestion and stomach
trouble, owes its great success as a cure
for these troubies to the fact that it is
prepared for disease and weakness of tho
stomach and digestive organs only, and
is not recommended or advised for any
other disease.
lt is not a cure-aH, but for any stomach
trouble it is undoubtedly the safest, most
sensible remedy that can bo advised with
the prospect of a permanent cure. It is
prepared in tabiet form, pleasant to taste,
composed of vegetabie and fruit essences,
pure pepsin and Golden Seal, every one of
which act effectiveiy in digesting the food
eaten, thereby rtsting and invigorating
the weak stomach; rest is naiure's cure
for any disease, but you cannot rest the
I stomach unless you put into it something
I that will do its work or assist in the di
1 gestion of food.
That is exactly what Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets do, one grain of the digestive
principle contained in them will digest
3,000 grains of meat, eggs or similar whole
some foods, they will digest the food
whether the stomach is in working order
or not, thereby resting the body and rest
ing the stomach at the same time, an,d
rest and nourishment is nature's cure for
any weakness.
In persons run down in flesh and appe?
tite these tablets build up th. strength
and Increase flesh, bscause they digest
flesh-forming food which the stomach
cannot do, they increase tha flow of gas
trlc Julce and prevent fermemation, acid
ity and sour watery rlsings.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets can ba found
at all drug stores at 60 cts. per package,
Galiego Mills Company Asks for the
Sum of $35,000.
Plaintiff Allcgos That Plant and Ma
cliinery Were Injurcd to That Ex
tcut, and They ask a Jury
for Rciuiuursemeiit.
A caso of considerable importance and of
great pubiic interest is now being heard in
the Law and Equity Court. It is the sur.
of the Gailego Mills Company against the
City of Richmond for 535.CO0, alleged to be
the amount of damages sustained by the
company in the collapse of xhe old
Eleventh-Street sewer. which took pkxce
on July C3, lSDs.
At *that time a number of business
houses were more or less damaged by tae
overflbw, and it was .piite a while before
the city could remedy affairs, but event
ually a new sewer was connected in.
The old sewer that collapscd was built
in about 1S20, and i: was alleged that Its
precanous condition had been known for
some time.
The sewer ran under Uie Canal ba-sin,
and through the -,\ ? ..-? and tear of years it
is said the old sewer grew into a detee?
tive and dangerous condition, and was
quite dllapidated near the point at whicti
the sewer passed under the foundaliun of
the wa.ll and arch supporxlng the Ilume as
it crossed over a:; an a. way into the miil,
and on Juiy 23, 1S3S, the water escaped
from the sewer and undermined the earth
from under Uie area wall and arch caiirf
ing it ta crack and yield and a large body
of wat<*r in the Ibasin and in the level of
the Canal, connecud therewith, under a
head of thlrty-five feet j.ressure, ilowed
violently for five hotirs over the embank
nient into the property of ithe miil and
foundation of the western wall.
This flow, it is alleged, greatiy damaged
the machinery of t;, miil, and the eastern
embankment of rthe basin is said to have
been damaged and placed in a dangerous
condition. Aluch damage is said to have
resulted, and the. company states that
$25,000 was spent in rc-construction and ln
ropairing othor damages. Besides this
sum. tha company claims damages due
to their inability to conduct their business
as formerly for the period of eight months,
and the consequent loss in rirorlis.
The suit iwas instituted June 8, 1S00. by
C. U. AVilliams and Coke & Pichreil, but
was continued from time to time. Asso?
ciated with the counsel named, at tliis
time, are Messrs. Leake & Carter.
On November 17, 1S0S, Alessrs. Harwcod
Brother^, of Eleventh and Cary Streets,
whose place of business and stock. was
damaged by the defective sewer, entered
suit -aga.inst the city for $500 dama_-es.
Tlie cas>e was tried and on Alay 1G, 1S99, a
jury in the Law an;l Equity Court, Judge
Lamb presiding for Ju.lgo Alinor. awarded
a verdict for $105.20 damages. Closely fol?
lowing this suit came that of the Gailego
Alills Company, and it is understood that
others- along the same long will follow.
Was CIiar;r<>d With Robbinff W. E.
Tinsley of $1;500?City Hall Courts
The case of Mary Etta Brittle, colored,
charged with robbing AV. E. Tinsley of
the sum of $1,500 in tlie house of Mollie
AVhite, on Sunday morning, Alay 20th,
came up in the Hustings Court yesterday.
Mr. Tinsley testlfied that he had the
sum of $2,150 in his hip pocket when he
enlered the Brittle woman's room and
went to sieep' and that when he awoke he
had but $650. He said that no one knew
of the money but the woman, and that be?
fore he lost it she had made several com
ments on the size of the roll. He had
a short while previ msly counted the
roll while in Bannlster's restaurant, and
no one had an opportunity to take the
money in the meanuhile.
The" witness was quite emphatic in his
testimony. and said that he had been
ruined and had been unable to rest sfhee.
Upon cross examination he said that
when he first came to the city oh the
Saturday night of Carnival Week he had
gone around and sc.:n the sights?had seen
Bosco and ridden on tlie merry-go-rounds
and enjoyed himsc-lf. After that he went
into a crap joint where he lost some mon?
Counsel for defense cross-examined wit?
ness closely and he said that he wouid
tell the whole story over again and
converse on the matter for two weeks
with counse] if he wanted to.
He said he was not drunk. He could
drink forty or fifty times without being
phased. He had th? reputation of being
able to drink more than any man in Pe?
tersburg. This statement caused much
laughter in the court-room.
AVitness was on the stand nearly two
hours. and was quito oxhausted when he
was excused.
At a. late hour in the afternoon, a ver?
dict of acpuittal was brought ln.
John A. Hancock fjnilified as adminis
trator of the estate of AVm. T. Hancock,
in the Chancery Court yesterday morning.
The suit of tho Gailego Alills Company
against tha city. for ?>:!.".o<v) damages, Ik
still on trial in the Law and Equity Cour*-.
Judge AVellford granted a charter to
tho "Alagnolia Club," the adjuncts of
which are social intereourse and amtise
ments. The president is named as Rich?
ard AI. Hines.
The jury rmdered a verdict for the
plaintiff in the Circuit Court in the suit
of Susan Jones against Wm. H. Price for
New Lorlgo of Odd-Fellows.
A pubiic meeting was held last night in
the room of Friendshi'p Lodge, No. 10. I.
O. O. F., SmiUideal's Hall, for the purpose
of forming a new lodge of Odd-Fellows.
About one hundred men subscribed their
names to the charter list.
Several committees were appointed to
look after details necessary to Ihe new
organization. There will be another meet?
ing at the same place on next Tuesday
night, to hear reports from the various
committees, and to take further steps to
ward perfecting the organ'zation.
It is very likely that "Patriek Henry"
will be the name of the new lodge. There
was a lodge here by that name, but it
was consolidated some time ago. and the
Virginia Odd-Fellows are anxious that the
name shall be revived.
Addresscs were made" last n'ght Dr. J.
F. Thompson, past grand, of Alyrtle Lodge,
?No. 50, of Fredericksburg, and other gen?
tlemen present. The new lodge bids fair
to become a -very strong and prosperous
Question of Aj;e.
The work of the census men is being
1 finished up in Richmond. They have had
a very difncult time in getting the ages
and toirths of women, many of them de
clining to even give their names. These
women' will have to..turn in this infor?
mation sooner or later, so say the census
They say that it is only those over the
ages of 21 who decline to give their ages.
Some of Uiem run from the census man
like they wouid to get out of a thunder
The work of taking the census In Rich?
mond will be completed by Friday, and a
great deal of interesting information will '
then be tnade,putilic.
Stato Board Held Its First Session
The State Board of Bental Examiners
held its first session In the hall of the
House of Delegates yesterday, for the pur?
pose of examining applicants for the prac
tice of dentistry In Virginia.
- The members of the Board are Dr. J. V.
Ha'.ler, of Wytheville; Dr. J. A. Colvin.
of Charlottesville; Br. C. A. Mereer, of
Richmond; Dr. G. K. Heist, of Winches
ter; Dr. J. F. Thompson, of Fredericks?
burg; Br. H. XV. Campbell, of Suffolk, all
of whom were present.
About forty applicants were present which
makes the largest ciass held for several
There are a number of applicants from
other States than Virginia, and both the
c-olleges here are well represented. There
are no ladies applying for certirtcates this
year, and there is only one colored per?
son in the ciass.
Any person may enter for a certificate
without regard to color or sex. and the
person applying need not be a graduate of
any college.
The session of the Board was delayed in
assembiing until 2 o'clock P. M. yesterday.
owing to the lato arrival by several of the
The Board will be in session three days
and wiil meet at 9 o'clock A. M. this
morning and to-morrow.
Th_ applicants will demonstrate their
practical ideas of dentistry* by operating
on patients to-morrow. after which the
meeting of the Board will finally adjourn.
He Takes Oif His Uniform and Thus
Ehidesthe Guards.
A nesro convict. named Edward Gunter,
of Portsmouth who was enfraged in work?
ing on a rock wall at the PenUentiary, es
caped from the guards there yesterday
morning. and is still at large.
Gunter took o<T his striped suit and was
ab!e to elude the officers by appearing in
-his under tlothing.
A search is being made for the man, but
so far his whereabouts have not been dls
covered. He will undoubtedly be 'caught
sooner or later.
A Ya>un_r Lady Hnit.
Miss Mary Washer, daughter of Mr.
Lewis Washer, a merchant in Fulton, was
struck by a street car yesterday morning
on Main Street, between Eighteenth and
Nineteenth. and quite painfully injured.
' From what can be learned, it appenr3
that Miss Wosher, who. riding her bicy?
cle, was following a west-bound car. and
after passing Nineteenth Street. turned to
go to the other side of the street. She
was struck by the east-bound car anu
Mr. W. F. Mahoney, who was nt the
scene of the accident. removed Miss Wash?
er to her home in' a cab.
Civil Service Exain ination.
The United States Civil Service Com
misslbn announces that there will be heid
in this city June ISth. 19th and 20th, an
examination for marine draitsman. and
on June 25th, 26th and 27th, 1900, an ex?
amination for position of draftsman. ma?
rine engines and maehinery.
"YWddin_r Invitation.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WUkins Scott,
of Drake's Branch, have isued invitations
to the marriage of their daughter, Miss
Ruth Josephine Scott. and Mr. George
Edmondson Morton, at the Presbyteriau
Church of that place on June 27ih.
Interesting Facts About Richmond's
Citizens and Other BJattors.
Mr. Fred Smallmaii is in Lynchburg on
I business.
Mr. J. YV. Ford, who has been seriously
ill. is improving.
Mr. B. O. Nelson, of the University of
Virginia, is at Murphy's.
Colonel Joseph Button, of Appomattox,
was in the city for a few hours yesterday.
Messrs. Harvey Wulters, Louis Pack
holder and B. Ehriich, of Baltimore, are
at Ford's.
Mr. W. A. H.-nphlll, editor-in-chief of
the Charleston (3. C.) News and CourCer,
is in the city.
Mr. George Wills, who has been quite
sick at tho Virginia Hospitai, is getting
along very nicely.
Richmond Typographical Union, No. 90,
will hold Its regular meeting Friday night
at Concordia Hall.
A song and piano recital will be given
by Mrs. May Talley's students, to-night
at S:30 o'clock in tho Jefferson ball-room.
Miss Margaret Bartenstein, of Warren
ton, Va., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Judge
Fitzhugh, No. 319 West Grace Street.
Mrs. S. C. Mitchell and her children have
gone to Blacksburg to remain until the
return of Professor Mitchell from
Mr. James G. Tinsley and famiiy arrived
in New York from Europe yesterday af?
ternoon. and will reach Richmond Thurs?
day jnoniiiig.
Mr. R. R. Johnston, who has been sick
at his room, No. S05V_ East Franklin Street,
is eonvaleseent, but still under the care
of Br. Mann.
The Grand Regent of Virginia will visit
Belvldere Council, No. 1339. Royal Ar
canum. to-morrow night, and expects to
seo a good attendance.
Mr. John S. Bethel. eollector of customs,
is enjoying an outing at West Point. Bur
ing Mr." Bethel's absence, Mr. Frank C.
Murphy is in charge of the offices.
Richmond bankers will be represented
at the Fourth Annual' Convention of the
North Carolina Bankers Association which
convenes at Greensboro to-morrow.
The electric storm yesterday afternoon
"bl-ew out" soma of the fuses in Fire
l.esults in Chaiigeol' Diet are Won?
"Good food, properly selected, will, in
?my opinion, cure almost any ordinary
disease. I want to tell you my expen
ence and of my recovery by the seleetion
of the proper diet. I am a business
woman, very closely confined indoors,
with considerabie care and anxiety. Some
time ago I had a severe case of tho grippe
and after recovering from it, had a serious
time following, as many people do.
"I was unable to get well until I
changed my diet, leaving off Mocha and
Java coffee, and using the Postum Food
Coffee in its place, and taking up Grape
Nuts breakfast food. This winter I have
given both a fair and continued trial and
the Tesults are superb. I am restored to
perfect health and strength. and as you
cla'm. I have a "reserve force" bodily
and meritally, that earries me through
many hard places.
"I cannot praise- the food too much.
for it will, if used steadily, cure all dis?
turbances of the system caused ,by the
congestions la grippe ls answerable for.
A dish that contains the most powerful
rebuilding elements, can be male as fol?
lows rliot milk brought to a, boil, break
ln two fresh eggs -and as soon as the eggs
set, pour Uie boiling milk aad eggs over
some Grape iNuts in a soup dish. No
breakfast of meat can be so good.
"I use Grape Nuts ln this way every
morning and have no sense of lack of
food all day.. X-.have kept .well..and re
markab'.y " free from colds all winter.
wh ch I attrlbute to a fine eondition of
health, brought about by the use of the
famous food and of Postum Food Coffee."
(Grape-Nuts are perfectly cooked at fac?
tory and are usually. served cold, with a
little cream or milkO Mrs. C. S. Wood
, .ward. 31 Grenada St., St. Augustine. Fla. j
20c- Your^?hance 2Q-<
Havitig Decided to Close Our Branch Store
at 103 East Broad Street July lst. We
Have Made This Cut in Prices.
Our stock is all new and desirable bought since Novem-*
ber ist last, and marked before the recent great advance iu
manufacturers' prices; therefore, we can offer this great irt
ducement. The criginal price is marked in plain figures from
which you get the above liberal discount, which brings the
superb stock to less than cost.
103 East Broad i^troQi.
\! irm Headquarters, but Inspector Charlie
Gullette quickly repaired the lightning ar
resters, and, as usual, the department is
in tip top order.
Aliss Ruth Price, of Hilisboro. Lou,
doun countv. has been the guest of Aliss
Alamie Stubs for a few days. She is on
her way home from the State Nortnal Col?
lege at Farmvilie.
Air. Samuel S. Rosendorf, proprietor or
the Southern Rubber Stamp Works. pur
ch ised from J. B. Elam & Co..the building
No. 1206 Bast Alain Street. and will occupy
the same after August lst.
Ihe Commencement exercises of Saint
Joseph's Academy, Emmittsburg, Ald.. will
be held Thursday, June 21st. Aliss Annie
E. Smith. daughter of Col. N. J. Smith, Is
one of the Richmond young ladies at this
well-known school.
The Brotheriiood of Electrical Workers
wiil hold a pubiic meeting and smoker at
Thon's Hall. Seventeenth and Main
Streets, on Saturday night. June 16th. All
electrical workers and Iinemen are cor
dially invited to be present.
Air. George AV. Hill, of this city, will
again have charge of the club-house at tiie
Greenbrier AVhite Sulphur Springs this
season. He is making extensive improve?
ments. and will have evcrything right up
to date.
Farmers stato that a severe drought is
prevailing in all the country about Rich?
mond. Comparatively little tobacco has
been planted. Some of the small streams
are drying up. Wheat has ripened un
usually early and much of it has been
City Sergeant-elect James C. Smith
has not made up his list of deputies, but it
is general understood that Messrs. Cham
berlayne, Nbbte, Bowers, and "Buck"
Johnson will have positlpns. Air. Smith
may have more assistants than Air. Epps
had. though the latter gentleman had an
efficlent force.
Air. Frltz Wagner, employed at the Na?
tional Cemetery, on Duteh Gap Road,
under Keeper RIdgeley, was serlously In
jured about midnight by the stumbllng
of his horse. H;s right leg was broken
in two places, about midway between the
knee and ankle, and a few inches above
the knee.
TooMuRliRatii ii* Soino Sections and
Too Little in Others.
WASHINGTON, June 12.?The Weather
Bureau's summary of crop conditions says:
Heavy rains in the Central and East
Gulf States. including portions of Ken?
tucky and Tennessee, have retarded cul
tivation, and in some places caused in?
jury to crops.
The high average temperatures. with
generaliy suflicient moisture in the gn at
corn States of the central valleys, have
been decidedly favorable to corn, which
has made rapid growth, although need
ing cultivation in some sections. In
Maryiand, A'irginia and portions of North
Carolina and Texas. corn is needing rain.
while it has suffered from excesslve rains
in the Central Gulf States.
AVinter wheat harvest Is now in progress
in Virginia, and will begin in Kentucky
this week. Except some lodging in Ken?
tucky and Tennessee, the reports gen?
eraliy in.Kcate that the crop has made
satisfactory advancement during the
week. *
As a result of the light rains in Texas,
much of the State receiving no precipita
tion. cultivation has beor. vigorously push
ed, and there has been a decided im?
provement in the condition of cotton. Sev
aral days of fair weather are still needed,
however, to put the crop in a proper state
of ct.ltivation in some p.trts of Texas.
AVhile there is a general cotwplaint of Uce
cotton over the central and eastern por?
tion of the cotton belt, the crop has m ide
substantial progress, although quite gen?
eraliy ln need of cultivation. Tlie least
favorable reports are received from Louis- j
iana. where cotton has made but slow j
growth, and is turning yellow.
Tiio Wctsand Drys Bnttlins Hotly for
BOYDTON. A'A., June 12.?Special.?The
election for Mayor and six Councilmen
for the town of Boydton comes off to
morrow. and the town Is in a great state
of excitement. The issue is the liquor
question, and one of the fierces: fights 1
ever saw in the place is going on. There
are two tickets, one headed by Lawyer .
C. T. Baskervill, and the other by C. AI. |
rhillips. both for Alayor. They style '
themselves the "wets" and the "drys."
The "drys." in a published hand-bill, say.
"We are opposed to the sale of ardent j
spirits within the said town, under a bar- 1
room or retail liquor license. but wouid j
favor a sale of ardent spirits In said town ;
under the plan usually known as the "dis- ;
pensary system." The "wets." on the
other hand. want a liquor llcensed house, j
where, they say, a poor man can get a j
small quantity of liquor and at a low ; rice.
'Both sides are fighting with all "four
feet up." and- money is used freely. I .
asked a darkey this morning what votes ;
were going at: his reply was, rtve, ten ;
and fifteen dollars. I was told yesterday ;
that the "drys" said they woiild pay
twenty-flve (25) dollars per vote if neces?
sary to win. This will give some idea
of "the intense feeling and determinatlon
of the people. There has been some fear
expressed that there wouid be trouble
over the election.
The excessively dry weather has se?
rlously inconvenienced the farmers in
pianting tobacco, and it will cut the crop
of oats and grass very much.
?>--i(.-i. A\v:t-?l
SPOTSYLVANIA, A'A.. June 11 ?3r-ec
lal.? Aliss Ina B. Welst, who taught school
for Air. AValte at Brokenburg. gave an en?
tertainment at Lebanon Church Saturday
night for the benefU of the new church,
which has been built by the Methodists.
tu'^ Welst is an accompli-hed lady, and
d th? peo
Rev. J. W. He< kman d re I
ing address, and thi < re .'..
aets of the puplls :'
Rev. Mr. DI tkil ? ? '.: ?,: .
t -r. presente l the met!
Miss >"? trl Pril ? ? B
marks. The enl - .:.?...
i:> every way.
Rev. J. W. Heckman retur:
P rtsm .at i ;?'? l . ? ere be h.i
ten Ung a tent meetin : ? -u '.-?: te
J >sepb if. Smith, of C illfornla.
'Ihe Droughc Broken.
ROUGH CREEK, ya., june th?Special,
There w ts a fine ral tasl . _ndl
most of the farmers were n i ly m I .. . 1
to see it. on accou ... .... ,-:
to D] ml r I : !?'- m what ] I . -
The prosi ? ct :' c n *1
?Mrs. Thomas lt. 1": ". -
several days with relatlvi i at
Madisonville. They returned i
Miss Ell t Webb. wh ? i:
ing school it i'.i tekstone.
Mrs. J im 9 Webb was
burg some days .?!_?? oa
lUness of Mrs. G. "!'. w- ?'. I
Gracie- They tre much better i
day or so.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. B trkl j?
week in Lynchburg.
Tiie Messrs. ;i _a :ock gave
dance .t the'r home -.- ir
Friday night. in hon ir t .'-. '?'.
who will spend s rm timi wli
Newsy Notes Gathcred from the Offices
ol' tho t'ommmiwealth.
The St.it.? Board ? Pu '."-.' rks I
another .-....-.-: m ln the
yesterday and further
matter ot assi rt
The Board v. : .. ,\ .
Norfolk on to-morrow
The Department of Pu I . ?
engag | in IssUmg IrCUlai tl Scl OOl
Superlnti ndents of the Stal warning
them against i. iri ? whl h I: ? \: :?? -
ans i lompany, of Cl - ire ;..:.?
sell ln the Stal . y to law.
Governor Tyler ha :? - i-i'.r
from II. it. Fu ? tn of tha
National Improvement Committee of tha
L. A. XV., stating tha! the !.-? :u. will
ask that the Democratic m Ftepub m
National Conventi na inseri ; .. k In
Via II., F. & P. __ Peunsylvania Uail
road, Account National I.epnblican
< 'oiivcnt IOI1.
For this occasion : ?- hmor.i
Fredericksburg ai R '?'?' ??>
will si:: iron-cl . . ? ' -: ticksts ta
Plill ideli i.i i ? . i " ?_ : '?? ? -
one fare for the r - I trip 57.50 from
Rlchm ad. Tickets t .- : ?Id - _w __tH
to 19th, inclusive. good going nly on datd
of salt: and for continuous passage la
each direetion. ftnal !:mi: June 2';:h, ISOCti
On sale at ticket offl . Byrd-Street Sta
tion, of office ol Richmond Transfei
Companv, No. 503 ii ' 2- '? Street.
Traffic Manager.
< Iian'_i- of Sclu-iluli.
Commencing Sunday. June 3d, the Sea- '
board Air Line Railway will i::augur_.<
double daily passenger servl ?? over ::i
points South.
Trans will leavi from C. & O. Broad
Street Station. at 2:3- P- __? and IO:*- p.
M. Also '::?> A. M. duiily, except Son
dav, which run solid to Durham, N. c.
Trai-.s arrive ln U chmond from South
at 5:15 A. M. and 5:1 i'. M. daily. and 1
P. M. dal"y. ex ???; I Sund ly
For further ; - ' ?' V
H. :.!. BOY_CI_-,
General Agent,
No. -->; East Main Street.
.Nor iti:.
The Seaboard Air Line Railway ai.
nounces the following SH epIns-Cas ac?
Trains 2:. ? v . ; a! - :"- -*? _*-. and Cl,
leavlmr at IO:*) P- M-> carrj Pul.maa
.? -?
a . . _" ?.? - --.-.
Rtctrnoc- to Ata_-a. :n a_dl_!_
jph. Traia V. feas Pi..'n_-Car> fce
to whl' .
tween Haniiet and Savar.ruh. Pulbst
soace on sale a: office of company, No.
S3S East Main Sue '?
H. 2-_ BOYKIN.
General A__nt_

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