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"Correct Dress for Men and Boys"
We are sole agents for Richmond for the Belfast "Linen
Mesh Underwear. Its. virtues many are familiar with, especially
those who are already wearing linen next to their skin. Others
can find out its curative and prohibitive powers by applying to us
for a pamphlet. We'll gladly give a sample of the material, too,
ScTieme Launched by the Common
The Pmjcct V>'j)| Also Mean Pure Water
as Contaminating Streams Will Be
Avoided -Cost oi the
Tho public during the past week lias
given --vni- »<■•- ol the largest interest In
th» project which h;is at la^t been suc
cesslullj launched t<> secure lor Iticbmond
pi-ar wat< i. '.Though not always pati-jntly
Sic city has waited long for the removal
Li Uic reproach and staiu upon its f.tir
Jam*, j.ii-1 reputation which the muddy
■Writer ol Die Jiimcs has occasioned these
maiiv years. Not only ihc city at large,
bul ihc city fathers *s w<--U, seem stirred
lo the point el' recognizing thai the time
hdx conic tor a move. And a move has
been made In i!u- adoption o£ the resolu
tion ou tho *ul.>j''ci introHuced into the
Common Council during the past week by
Mr. James C«Kki>'.
'Jhc plan, in brief, Is to construct two
basins of bodic twenty-live or thirty acres
each, i::t'> which the waters ol tho James
will be permitted Lo flow at times when
tlie river i.- clear. After a rain when the
Janus clutUK'-a into a. stream oi liquid
mud, tli'- connection with the river will
be eul <>IT. Had t!i<- clear water of the
basins will b..- pumped f««r tho city's use.
Primarily these baMns arc to be retain
ing rather than settling basins. By hav
ing two basins, however, it will be possi
ble, when :li'- river becomes muddy to
draw from one until empty. When the
city s pumps start to work on the .second
basin, Die first will be Hooded. If by ihc
t me ili'i second basin is exhausted the
r: er luis not again become clear, the
( :. 's pumps will again start to work on
tii* first basin, tho. water In which will
a 1 lr-asi have become somewhat clearer by
b< veraJ d;iys' s tiling. A\'hil«-- Hie pumping
from tli<- first is going on th" second,
;i^;<;ti filled, will be nettling, and so on.
The question of tho use of chemicals to
assist in tlir precipitation has been muc-li
CHiivjissec! :i!)-i discussed. Jt is npt a part
< : i!ip present scheme, and "win be used
only as a measure of last resort. 3t is be
lieved that by catching largo basins full
ol V..11-I wlk-u the river is? clear, all or
.. ■ . j periods of especial muddincss can
l»-lid< d over. In an extremely long mutl
: • riod ih f - i!: ; u of alternate basins, with
allowance for us long periods of settling
bj pdosiblc, will, it is believed, salisfac
t' liiy solve the problem.
The resolution of Mr. <";»sk;o. adopted
1 the Common Council, Instructs the
City Attorney to proceed to talec the nec
«-..,]•>• legal steps towards securing two
tract: '■' land between the Canal .-it th^
F,u Mile Locks and the northern hrancii
of lh^ James at this point. These tract:;
.-■ ■ • iho sixty-acre piece belonging to tho
Williams estate and a four-acre piece be-
Jonping to the Philadelphia ami Reading
Coal Company. Tho v ity Attorney is aloO
ti secure tho necessary rights to construct
j, ri;<m across the north branch of iik-
Jam^s at this point for the lilling of the
basins lo be constructed. The whole
scheme, including tho cost of tlif prop
erty, construction of Tli' <l«ni and basins
and hJso tlio construction of tho now cant.l
to lead down to the present puwp-housvs,
will cost some f ;:■>". iinii.
When brought to Uic pump-house in a
separate canal, the water from the present
ciiial win he used for power and tiie wa
ter from the new canal for water supply,
i" l" 1 pumped Into the city's reservoir,
i;iFi"\!' < , ol having til'" canal, as at pr?:>
eul, suriplj both power and water.
The problem is a peculiarly dlilicult ono
from \i:o iineness ot the mud particles ' n
lln waters ol th^ .lam?s. The waters
o: nw>::v rivers ns muddy in appearance
and reality hs tlv Jamas, if put in a bot
tle, will settle and become clear In a
right. Not Fn with our river. A bottle
full of muddy James river water takes
Wf-ekn to become clear from the mlnute
r.if.s ol tho particles of mud with which
it is impregnated.
It ephe of this fact it is hoped that the
■thoroughfro'.r.K 1 and scientific project pro
posed srill hp cJtogrothflr successful. It ia
Ti||s C lff ii m mm To
Millions of little glands or tubes rnnnert the Wood with the skin, and through
trir=c j-aiall drain pipes perspiration passes out, carrying with il the impurities that
are thrown off by the Wood. Should the pores of the skin be entirely closed for
even a brief space of tiiJie. and the poisonous matter forced back into the circula
tion, instant death would result. In addition to the siveat glands, the skin is
provided •with certain others which pour out upon it an oily "substance, keeping
The :-k-.:i pliable and soft and protect ing it from heat and cold' The blood and skin
are so closely related that whatever affects one seriously interferes with the func
tions of the other. Not only health, but life itself, depends upori perfect harmony
between the blood and skin. When, therefore, the
blood becomes poisoned from any cause, it quickly §n^Qt*tiSkt SSPttEJ
manifests itself upon the skin in the form
of sores arid ulcers, pimples and various E^fCfffSt POISOBtS
eruptive diseases. Jlv the charecter of the
sore -we are enabled to determine the nature of the poison or humor in the blood,
as every d:se;i:>e originating in the blood has its own peculiar sore or pimple. The
skin is not only affected by the poisons generated in the system, br.t poisons from
v. about ester through the open glands or pores and q-.:ickl3' infect the blood.
Mercury nibbed upon the skin will produce Rheumatism, ami Poison Oak and Ivy
and other wild plants gain easy access to the blood through the skin. As so-called
skiu diseases originate in the blood, the application
Pi£t*& ISiCPOSf"^" °* powders, soaps and washes can do no permanent
_ Rood, but often <Jo immense damage by
Soft. H&althy SfctSt closing up the outlet to these little tubes
and interfering with the natural action
,of the slia. The treatment must begin with the blood, and the ::cid or other pois
: ons antidoted or neutralized. S. S. S. does this and purifies the circulation, builds
up the blood and flushes the little glands or pores with pure, new blood, and
) restores healthy action to the skiu. The use of cosmetics never yet brought health
beauty to a rough, red, piniply skin or sallow complexion. What is needed
is rich, pure blood, such as S. S. S. makes. It not only relieves you of all disfigur
ing blackheads, blotches and irritating, itching eruptions, but improves your general
health. S. S. S. contains »o mercuiy, potaeh, arsenic or other mineral, hut is a
purely vegetable remedy and the safest and best in ell blood and skJn troubles.
Write our physicians for advice or information; they have made a study of blood
and skin d isoascs , and you can have the beat narriipal edricc without cost. Book on
Blood find Skua Diseases free. THE tWlf T tPiCIHO 00,, ATLANTA. ftA,
the project upon t\hi<h the Wat^r Com
mittee i'lid Superintendent Boiling have
been at work for some time, and it comes
with their hearty support and endorse
Furllicrmoi^, ii nm only aims to pro
vide Richmond with clear water, but pure
wHter as wpII. The water is now pumped
from the canal, into which, a short dis
tance above the pump-house, there
empty two weeks. Tuckahoe and West
ham, both of which drain watersheds
within whose limits ai^ to lie found, a
number of stables, barn-yards, etc., which
contaminate th" water of th^ canal. In a
tjme of freshet, a very large part of ihe
water in the canal comes from those
swollen streams, which bring flown with
them ail manner of impurities, it is
even e?ai«i that at times of freshet the
water of the canal has been pn much cmi
laminatpr] that as far down as the pump
bouse it has had a. very noticeable and
offensive odor. Comment on this condi
tion of affairt-:, all agree, is unnecessary.
It constitutes a. positive aiTi alarming
menace to the health of the city.
Tho scheme proposed entirely meets this
situation as no streams will be permitted
to flow into the new canal of a. mile, and
a lialf. -or two miles, to l>» constructed
from the scltlinrr basins to the pump
Appeal fg Made for Aid In Eatablishh.j; an
About seven years ago a number of col
ored 'women met and conferred ns to thr
advisability of an organization which
.'liouM establish and maintain r. home for
the afi^d and inlirm of their race. The
result cf this conference was the organi
zation of the Richmond Charitable Un
The association has a charter whii-h at; ■
thoriecs the opening- and running of an
Old Folks' Home and other charitable
A building has been purchased at No.
31"i West Jackson Street, and a largo por
tion of the purchase money has be?n paid.
There remains now about $300 to be paid
and tlio officers are putting forth deter
mined efforts to raise this amount.
An appeal is being made to all friends to
make a contribution in aid of this enter
prise. Contributions can be sent to Xo.
115 "West Jnckson Street.
Chinese Issues May Be Submitted to ArbU
m.v Associated Prp.is.)
WASHINGTON, June B.— The Tinted
States Government lias again appealed to
tho Powers to submit th<^ present issue
;it Pekin over the indemnity propositions
to the arbitration of The Hague tribunal.
Mi". Rockhil). who has been watching for
an opportunity, cabled Secretary Hay last
night for permission to make an appeal,
and tli*» Secretary this morning cabled
him nutliority to do po.
It is expected that the ministers at
Pekin have become involved Ijeyond ex
trieaiion in lll <» issues, and tIvTS appeal
may bos the only way out.
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company Gets
Control of Atlantic Cotton Oil Company.
CRt Associated Pr^ss.)
CHARLESTON. S. C. June S.— The Vir
ginia-Carolina Chemlca] Company has
succeeded, after several months' nego
tiations, in purchasing the entire prop
erty of the Atlantic Cotton Oil Company,
of Sumler. S. C, for $300,000 cash.
Tlif deal was olosod yesterday in New
York by Mr. A. C. Pholps. Tho Atlantic
Cotton Oil Company has a sixty-ton mill
in Sumler, a sixty-ton mill in Camden,
a sixty-ton mill in Bonnottsvillo, a forty
ton mill in Gibson. N. C. and a refinery
in this rity. and is capitalized to ?2r>o.f>on.
Xo particulars of tho deal or of x ihr>_fii
turo plans for tho plants of the company
have horn obtainable.
Knows Nothing of Botha's Having Requested
a Meeting With Kitchener.
(B.t Associated I-iesJ.)
LONDON, Juno B.— The British War
Office knows nothing of tho alleged re
quest of General Botha, the Boer eom
mahder, for a conference with Lord Kitch
ener. ; 't St:u\<lorton. The officials hero
point out that it any request of the kind
had been made Lor»i Kiteh<>n*r would
have immediately notified the Govern
Or. Randolph McKim Before the Y. M. C. A.
To-Day— The Week's Programme.
(<=p.-.'ial I.>l?r>nteb to Th" Times.)
The gay commencement season of the
University of Virginia was ushered in this
evening with a delightful german, given
under the auspices of the "P. K." fra
ternity. The Fayerweather gymnasium
was ab.aze with dazzling- light.
To-morrow is Y. M. C. A. Day. Dr.
Randolph If. McKim; of "Washington, D.
C, will deliver the address before the
Young Men's Christian Association.
The oillcial programme for the remainflw
of the week is as follows:
Monday, June 10; s P. M.— Final celebrar
tion of the literary societies. Delivery
of Society Medals.
Tuesday. Juno 11; !'::;0 A. M.— Meeting of
the Alumni Association. 31 A. M.—Ad
dress before the Alumni, Mr. Blewatt
T,ee, of Chicago, 111. I P. M.— Alumni
luncheon. S P. M.— Open air concert.
Mr. Caracristi Going to Texas on This
Mr. C. F. Z. Caracristi, a loading oil
and coal expert, is in Baltimore to-day
on his way to Texas. }Ie was the guest
yesterday of Mr. R. H". Edmonds at Ro
iand Park. Mr. Caracristi has examined
and reported upon oil lields all over the
workl, and only recently returned from a
South American trip. Ten years ago
he made an exhaustive report on the Tex
as Held, where there is now wonderful
Relative to the effect of the. Texas de
velopment, Mr. Caracristi said:
"The report of gushers in tho Beau
mont field makes the situation there too
gigantic to estimate on. As yet there
is no definite knowledge of the extent of
tho supply. These gushers may settle
down to a nominal flow, and then again
they may not. During the oil excite
ment in Pennsylvania a well was struck
in the McDonald rield that flowed 40.000
barrels a day. It dropped to 500 or 600
and then to 100. and now produces about
20 barrels a day. This was the only big
gusher in that field, but the reports from
Texas are that there are some nine big
gushers. However, 1 estimate from a
personal survey of the Held that Texas
should produce not less than 45,000,000
barrels of oil for the next twenty years.
It may. and probably will, he more.
"The result will be that Texas will be
come a great manufacturing State. It
will ultimately rival Pennsylvania in the
manufacture of steel. I am now per
fecting a method of producing gas from
oil to be used in the manufacture of iron.
The only requisite is a proper flux, and
this I have located in the West Indies.
With oil as a fuel basis, Texas can pro
duce better and cheaper steel than Penn
sylvania. H has the ore, and. In fact,
the very best ores in tho South haven't
been touched as yet. so that this devel
opment will come with the inauguration
of steel-making in Texas.
•"Fuel oil in such quantities as the
Texas field promises should revolutionize
the ocean-carrying trade, especially in
fast vessels. The mechanical appliances
for burning oil are perfected, and when
it is remembered that a ton of oil, be
sides taking up less than half tho space
of a ton of coal, has seventy-one per cent,
more efficiency and is immeasurably
cheaper, the result can be imagined. I
look for the United States Government
to transform Its warships so as to burn
oil as a fuel. See what an enormous
advantage this would be. A warship so
equipped could take on double the amount
of coal it holds and secure greater effi
ciency as well. The reason for this in
creased efficiency is that heat can be ta
ken from the oil and put into the water
quicker than it can from coal. It would
be almost impracticable for the railroad
trains In Peru to cross the Andes but
for the use of oil as a fuel."
Mr. Caracristi said that the increased
fuel demand would prevent oil from com
ing into any appreciable competition with
coal. Just now ho said the oil produc
tion of the United States is about 7
per cent, of the coal production, and that
iho development of the export coal tradn
would more than overcome the effect of
the competition from oil. He predicted
that Baltimore would become a great coal
port. Lately Mr. Caracristi has been
investigating tho copper deposits in Ten
nessee, North Carolina and Virginia and
estimates iliat in another year the South
will be ablo to produrp about 12,000,000
pounds annually. Ho will spend tho. next
four months in studying the mineral re
sources of the South and thjen go to
England. Mr. Caracristi eaid that the
inquiry among English capitalists for
defhiito information about this section of
tho United Slates was greatf-r than ever
before.— Baltimore News.
Wedding Cake Was Shattered.
DENVER, COL., June S.— The second
sensational chapter in a highly sensa
tional wedding is connected with the death
of Hugh Tevis, of San Francisco, at or
near Yokohama, while making his honey
moon trip around the world.
His bride (nee Cornelia Baxter) became
engaged shortly after her first meeting
with Tevis, it is alleged, ignoring that
she was already engaged to Gerald
Hughes; a young millionaire, of Denver,
who had gone to the expense of ordering
linen and furnishings for his new home
with the initials of the bride woven in
the goods. It is said the engagement
was denied by Miss Baxter, and her nance
announced that the wedding-day had been
actually lixed before she conceded the
truth of tho statement.
At the wedding dinner in the Palace
Hotel, San Francisco, the social world
was shocked by the announcement that
the wedding cake was shattered while
being carried from the kitchen to the ta
ble. This, the wiseacres held, augured
no goad for the newly married pair. A
telegram received by Governor Baxter
this morning gave no particulars, and
the father cabled for further information
as to the time of the next steamer sail
ing, which will bring his daughter home
a widow before the clo$« of the honey
A Cadet at Annapolis.
(Br Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, June S.^The fol
lowing alternates from Corrgxessfonal dis
tricts, when the principals failed of ex
amination, have passed and are entitled
to appointments as naval cadets bearing
date June 4th. 1901:
Theodore Gordon EUyson, Th'ipd Vir
ginia: George Cargill Pegram, Tenth Ten
Old Dummy Road Electrified to Nor-
folk and Western Tracks.
A Special Industry Carried on in the Cockade
City— Memorial Day Set for Monday.
Colonel temple Cures His Rheu
matism by Heroic Means.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
PETERSBURG, VA.. June S.— No defin
ite settlement was arrived at between
tho machinists and tho proprietors of the
shops in Petersburg this week. Though
there was at one time some evidence that
the matter would be adjusted very soon,
th«? end is not yet in sight. The machine
."hops here have not been closed down,
hut have Uen working with what Yor:e
they coulrl get. Five machinists came to
Petersburg this morning from Newport
News, and left this morning for New
York. Tho. men maintain that they were
engaged in Now York to work in a ma
chine shop at Now Buffalo, but that the
boat landed them at Portsmouth. Va..
p here they went to work under the im
rrcsjj«n ll'at there was no strike. They
say they were prohibited from leaving the
Htf-ckade so-rounding the works, but sus-
P'f:'."iig vrcng, they made their escape as.
soon is they learned that the strike was
E l\. Titus, proprietor of Titus Foun
dry. in this city, shipped to-day a. carload
of venerring butter-dish machinery to
Reynolds, Ga. Mr. Titus does an extensive
business in the manufacture of this class
of machinery, tho most of which is made
for orders from Russia.
Th^ nth of June, Memorial Day. falling
on Sunday, tho Ladies' Memorial Asso
ciation will observe Monday.- The ladi"-»
deoidod to have no general parade. A. T\
Hill Camp of Confederate Veterans an-1
Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias, wi'.l
assemble at tho Camp Hall at 5 o'clock
P. M. and march lo Wythe Street, where
they will take electric cars. The Ladioa'
Memorial Association will meet at the
same hour, and will tako, the cars at
Sycamore and Tabb Streets. When tho
cemetery is reached the ladies will meet
at tho Cockade gate and will march in a
body to the soldiers' section, where the
exorcises will tako. place.
Prayer will be offered by Rev. Mr. Der
by, chaplain of A. P. Hill Camp. Mayor
Pleasants w.ll introduce General Sc'th
Rolling, who will deliver the annual me
morial add- 1 ss.
Electric cars will run over the old dum
my lino ».o-.Tio" row as fax as the r-Vrfolk
and Western Railroad tracks. This lina
is known as the AVestern Branch of ths
Atlantic Coast Line, and was recently
leased by tho Southside Railway and De
velopment Company. This is the first
time cars over this road have run on
schedule. They will run every twenty
The Dinwiddio County Democratic Com
mittee will fix a. date Monday for the elec
tion of delegates to the Norfolk Conven
Colonel William Temple, of Prince
George, who had hi.s right leg broken in
two places several weeks ago. was in Pe
tersburg to-day. Colonel Temple says
that before the accident he was a groat
sufferer from rheumatism, but he has
not suffered with it since he broke his
Children's Day services will be held at
Market-Street Church to-morrow morn
ing. The church has been beautifully
decorated and a splendid programme has
been arranged.
Miss Conway Bridges, of Ashland, who
has been visiting the Mlt-ses-^vloyler, re
turned to Ashland this afternoon.
Rev. Dr. P. B. Webb, of Columbia,
Tcnn.. will preach at Tabb-Street Pres
byterian Church to-morrow.
The "Riverside Country Club" has per
fected its organization and W. B. Mcll
waine is president. The capital stork is
$10,000, all of which lias been subscribed,
and the charter will be applied for at
once. The Club will build a handsome
house on thejr grounds, near this city,
along the extension of the Southside Rail
way and Development Comjianv's line in
Dinwiddie. The present membership is
The funeral of the late Miss Mary Tj.
Minetreo will take) pla-ce from Washing
ton-Street Church at H o'clock to-mor
row morning.
David Lawrence Stewart, tho little son
of David J. Sto,wart, died at his father's
homo this morning.
Nothing further has boon hoard in Pe
tersburg from the mysterious David Aus
The ninth of June memorial services
will be hold in Petersburg Monday.
Dr. Gheatham, of Chesterfield, who was
recently operated on at the hospital in
this city for cancer of the stomar-li, re
turned to his home, near Gentralia, to
day in very pood condition.
Mr. Thomas Birchett. who rorentlv at
tempted suicide, is getting on very nicely.
Old Mrs. Robinson Arrives on Her Long
Journey from Qalveston.
(Sjwlal Pispatfh to Th« Times.)
CHESTER, VA., June S.— A mysterious
stranger, in the person of an old lady
seventy-five years of age, was landed here
from the train coming from the south on
the night of the sth instant, not being
able to pay her way any farther. She
stated that she was a Mrs. Robinson, the
daughter as well as widow of a Methodist
minister, and that she is the same per
sonage who whs reported not long since
in the newspapers as having lost her sun
and his entire family in the flood of Gal
veston, Tex., last September, who walked
all the way from Galvesfon to New Or
leans, and who has been wending her way
to these parts ever since.
She stopped all night here with Mr. G.
K. Robertson, who kindly entertained her.
and having only twenty-five cents in her
treasury, Mr. Robertson and another
neighbor helped her on to a farther point
yesterday morning. She was queer and
fractious and not disposed to tell much
about her case, except to say that she
owned a wealthy estate near Richmond
and adjoining Chesterfield county, and
stated that a hired servant would meet
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Bijou Comedy Co.
With Burt Haverly.
PRICES 10c, 25c and 59c.
I Every Sufferer From Catarrh Knows TSiaf Salves, H
h Lotions, Washes, Spop and Douches I
El Powder? lotion?, salves, sprays and Jchalprs r.innnt ' dissolved in the month, thus rparhlne *very part of Ite ■
WBM really oure Catarrb. because this dl'sease is a blood disease, mucous membrane oi thr throat and finally tn« stomach. M
US and local applications, if they accomplish anything at all Unlike many catarrh remedies. Stuart's Catarrh Tablets H
gfl| olmnly elve transient relief contain no cocaine, opiate or any Injurious drug, wnateYer,
Wm " The. catarrhal poison Is "in the blood and the mucous and are equally beaeneial for little children and adults. ■
tj membrann of the nose, throat and trachea tries to relieve Mr - c - R - Rembrandt of Rochester. X. \., s;iys: -I know H
H the system by secreting large quantities of mucous, the dls- of few People -who h.iTe suffered as much as I from Catarrh H
iS charge sometimes closing up the nostrils, dropping Into the of tho nead > throat and stomach. I used sprays, Inhalers H
■S-. throat causing deafness by closing the Eustaehian tubes, and powders for months at a time with only slight relief M
HI "'■ and after a time causing catarrh of stomach or serious an(l had no h "P e ot " cure - * had not tno mcan3 t0 make » ■
■US throat and luce troubles change of climate, which seemc*. my only chance, of ci:r». H
WSi a remedy to really cure catarrh must oe an internal Last spring I read an account ot some remarkable cur«« M
il remody which will cleanse the blood from catarrhal poison raade *>? Stuart's Catarrh Tablets and promptly bought *_ ■
lU and remoTO the fever and congestion from the mucous 50-centbox from drag!«t and obtataed^xchposltlTe Bj
111 and most modern remedies for this purpose are dall y * now consider myself entirely free from toe dis- |B
Ha antiseptics scientifically known as Eucalyptol. Guaiacol. gusttog annoyance of catarrh rmy head is clear, my dlg«s- tm
PI • SaJigulnaria and Hydrastln, and while each of these have tion all I could ask and my hearing which had bagun to fall Wi
H3 S *-t>een successfully used seperately, yet it has been difficult as a result of the catarrh, has greatly improred until I fee! mi
Bfe-Jj ,:>".y w .~~r? J 1 'i^-m.. .«.^o n t.«» « n^ I can hear as well as ever. They are a household neceaslty kvi
pfM -p to get them all combined in one palatable, convenient and . famllv f*=""'
§£jlsi& cffl c ' ent form. . Stuart's Catarrh Tablets are sold by druggists at GO cents §.*- -
jw?" 1 Tlio manufacturers of the new catarrh cure, Stuart's f or complete treatment and for convenience, safety and r-
W&i Catarrh Tablets have succeeded admirably In accomplishing prompt results they aro undoubtedly the long looked for ■
her with a carriage at the depot in Rich
mond and drive her home.
She got a ticket, however, to Manches
ter, although enough money was given
her to go farther. She did not like to be
Questioned or to answer questions, and
hence she gave other information of her
identity or place of abode than above,
except to say that her postoftice was
"Lone Tree" and that she knew Judge
B. A. Hancock, Dr. John P. Bransford
and other prominent people o f Chester
field county. She said that she was absent
from hor son's home in Galvestdn at the
time of tho flood attending a conference
of the Methodist Church. She was plain
ly clad and carried no valise or package
of any description, and said she had not
begged her way, although she had been
the recipient of the bounty of charitable
people; that she always had money
enough with hor to pay for what nhi
needed when charged, and when she
came to Mr. Robertson's home here she
said she did not want any supper or
breakfast and offered the twenty-five
cents she had for her lodging, although
she ate a hearty supper and breakfasted
the next morning at Mr. Robertson's hos
pitable table.
' She walked with a cane, having 1 one
foot crippled, which she **aid was tho re
sult of a railroad collision long years ago
in tho lifetime and ministry of her hus
band while on her way to join him at a
conference in Tennessee. She is doubtless
a strange and mysterious character.
The Norfolk Kindergarten Association Char'
tered— First In the South.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
NORFOLK, VA.. June S.-E. Durfey, a
widow about 50 years old. shot herself
here to-day at the home of her son-in
law George. W. Keefe. She has been ill
and' it is believed her mind is unbalanced.
The revolver bullet pierced her side and
it is feared will cause death.
Edward Williams, colored, at Ports
mouth last night drove an axe into the
skull of Jim Shaw, colored, with whom
he had quarrelled and whom he found
asleep upon a billiard table in Cosgrove's
bar-room. Williams escaped, witnesses
of his act fearing to attempt his capture.
Shaw, whocse wound is frightful, will
probably <Jie.
The Norfolk Kindergarten Association
was chartered to-day. The foremost peo
ple here are interested. The purpose is
to establish kindergartens and incident
ally a free kindergarten, the first in. the
South. *
Strike in Alexandria.
(Special Dispatch to The Tlmei.)
ALEXANDRIA, VA-. June B.— Seven m ? n
employed in the machine shops of the
Southern Railway Company in this city
this morning at 7 o'clock went out on a
strike for shorter hours, in accordance
with the new ruling of the labor organi
zation. .
Everything was working smootnij in
the shops after the men went out, and
no further trouble is anticipated.
Ausmus is Demented.
(Special Dispatch to The Timer)
KNOXVIL.LE, TENN.. June B.— Rev.
Dr. D. M. Ausmus, the subject of the Pet
ersburg drowning Incident, was heard
from by his people here to-night.
Relative left to-day for Petersburg.
The evidence here is that Ausmus is
crazy. He has no brother James.
Used Mails Fraudulently.
(By 'Associated Press.)
MACON. GA., JunftS.-^Warren!P. Lovett,
aprominent citizen of Sandersville, was
arraigned before United States Commis
sioner Erwin here to-day, charged with
usin^ the mails for fraudulent purposes.
He was -put under $900 bond, which ho
It is contended that he TK»qght all sorts
of geods from all parts of the country
without any intention of paying for them.
American League,
Philadelphia, 6: D«>tr»M. i, ' k
ft***, xymwvim a . ■ ' .
* .TTMhlflrtory I; CWca«<\ I. k
(Continued from First Page.)
go, but to the strains of the good old
song, "Good-bye, We'll All Come Soon
Mr. Willie H. Bass, of Little Rock, is
one of the Arkansas delesutes. For seven
years Mr. Bass has been secretary and
treasurer of his division, and while here
represented the Daily Democrat, of .Little
Rock. Mr. Bass says that Richmond has
entertained the convention more royally
than any other city has ever done, and
he is for Old Virginia and her capital.
The Texas hat which was presented td
Mr. Wallerstein was the handsomest
worn at the convention. The hat is th.3
Mexican sombrero, and was Imported by
Mr. Alf. Deckmau, of Su.ii Antonio. The
hat is valued at $25, and is made of gray
felt. The hat is handsomely embroidered
in silver braid, and bears the Mexican
national emblem and coat of arms. The
hat was raffled off in raising funds for ths
Jacksonville sufferers and brought over
$50. The hat was won by Mr. C. S. K.
Holland, of the Texas delegation, who
immediately turned it ovfr to the conven
tion: It was the unanimous vote^ of
the convention that Mr. Wallerstein bo
given the hat, and the popular Rich
monder got it.
Of course there was fun on board, and a
whole lot of it. Take the personnel, and
who could doubt that sport would be fast
and furious. There was "Scully"' and
Colonel Joe Booth and Horseshoe Jake
and Leonard Noel and Horace Smith and
J. 11. Capers, Jr.
"Scully" told the ladies how Patsy
Brannan stood firm for "iDimicratic princi
ples" and how his German friend secured
the World's Fair for St. Louis, and re
peated the famous speech he made. llu
told these yarns and personal experiences
to the ladies, and the men heard a fresh
crop of "Scully's Missouri's Own."
Tho Joe Booth, he of fame and badger
■fights, kept the crowd In an uproar by
sifting a few from Texas. Horace Smith,
Leonard Xoel and Louis Echo, of New
Orleans, all enthusiastic K. O. K. men,
conferred the K. X, K. degree on a num
ber of candidates, including Joe Waller
stein and Col. -Harwood, of Richmond;
Alex Kuntz, of Oregon; "(Billy" Ryan, of
Indiana; Horshoe Jake, of Colorado, and
J. Augustine Smith, of Kentucky, as well
as on Sam Jones, rhe national president
elect. All had fun and everybody enjoyed
It may he here mentioned that those
fertile brains of the three iltichmonders
Smith, Xoel and Capers— thought out the
tedious work of this degree, and did the
deed. Boyd, the practical joker or the
Indiana Division, was >put through, but
he declared it was "a. game of freeze out
and he would get even with the degree
To-night there was a general gloom, all
prevading, "'Horseshoe Jake had came and
had went." Everybody was sorry and
Jake shed tears.
Leonard (Noel also wept. An Illinois
man fell in love with Leonard's leather
medal and took it along with him,
Leonard got the medal because he was the
"ugliest man on the road, 1 ' and the Chi
cagoan, coming from a distance where
beauties only are found, thought it a
novelty and took it along. That is why
Leonard is sad, but the "C, C. €/ U man
of Richmond" is still able to tell others
how to get their hats pn, without the aid
of a 3hoe-horn.
Mr. Howard W. Peak left this evening
for his Fart Worth home, and the impres
sion, is that Peak, though defeated th's
year, will be the next president "of the T
P. A. of A. With Air. Peak went many
of the delegation, but seme will spend
Sunday here.
President-elect Sam" P. Jones, of the
Travelers' Protective Association, re
ceived a telegram this evening from
Louisvilje announcing the partial destruc
tion of rjis vinega? factory there by fire.
The paegaage sta{£4 that one-half of the
property and a larC4 percentage, of, th.t
•tpek had b«en destrayfd. The flr« *;<s
cauaed by defective elevator motor, and
before th« department could respond a
To get rid of some 150 pairs
Low Shoes for Gents, we
have put down
Gent's Patent Leather Oxfords
s from $5.00 to $2.00
Gent's Patent Leather Oxfords
from $3.50 to $2.00
Gent's Tan Oxfords from $3.50
to $2.00
Gent's Box Calf Oxford from
$3.50 to $2.00^
Gent's Kid Prince Alberts from'
$2.50 to $2.00
Sizes 6 to 10, \ f B and C, Wide iir Oxfords*
Sizes 6 to 11, E and EE Wide in Prince Alberts
large portion of thr property was dam-*
a?ed. The loss will be about sixty thou
The property was fully insured.
Mr. Jones is recelvinißr expressions ef
sympathy from all sides and will leav«
to-morrow for Louisville.
The delegations frcm other divisions ar»
also leaving, many j?oing to New Tork and
Washington. To-nij?ht Old Point seems
deserted, but has only th«> most pleasant
recollections of th<* jolly drummer, and.
in this pleasant memory Richmond shares.
A. I. I*
The Ashsvllle Bank Cases.
(Special Dlspateh t-> Thf Tim**.}
Judge Boyd to-day called a special term
of the Federal Court at AshevlHe, open*
ing on July Bth. for the retrial of Breeaa
and Dlckeraon, rhe Asheville bank men.
Judge Paul, of Virginia, will preside
Judge Boyd being 1 debarred by being: •
member ot" the Court of Appeals, whlcJk
granted the defendants a new trial.
■ m^—
Miley-Bausermin Faction.
(Special Dispatch to Th? Tfmi>«.>
WOODSTOCK". VA., June 3.— The Mil»r-
P.-.nserman faction of the Democratic pa*.
ty hold primaries in Shenandoah cjunty
to-night and elected delegates to th»
(Xriity Convention, to be held Monday.
Dc'esates were instructed to vot<* t-it
Lieutenart-Governor Sehols.
Miami to Duluth.
(By AHsooiate.l Press.)
CGDEXSBUKG. N. V., June ■.— TH»
steamship -Miami haa arrived up the St.
Lawrence from Miami, Fla.. and, after
coaling here, cleared from Duluth. Site
is 254 feet long:. 40 feet beam. 21 feet
draug-ht, twin screws and can carry 2.2W
•passengers. .She will run between Duluth
and Mackinaw during the summer, re
turning in the fall to run between Florida
and West India ports. «
• The enlargement of the St. Lawrence
j canals i.s introducing a number of atra*
! gers to the lake shipping.
Doubts Her Ability. T"^
(By Associated Fress.)
LONDON', June B.— Mine. Sarah Bern>
hardt said to-day that there is still son*
doubt as to whether she will play Horn*
to Maude Adams* Juliet. Her acceptance
of the offer was made jokingly, but waa
taken seriously. Mme. Boirnhardt adds:
"I would love to play-Romeo In Enflish,
but I scarcely think I could sufnclantft
master Knjclish to do so."
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