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? of the day HON. DE WITT CLINTON FLANAGAN. Ex-Congressman Flanagan, of New Jersey, Con ] fident of the Nomination of Judge Parker for President. ??In ?BW YORK. April 31.?Ex-Congress wan Do Witt Clinton Flanagan, of New Jersey, a recognized leader among tho democrats, of the East, Is enthusiostlcal ?f In favor of the selection of Judge ?arker as tho nominee o? the Democratic . jarty next year. j"I believe," he said to-day, "that In !ho Chief Justice of. tho Court of Ap 70,'ils ot New York tho party has thev ?lcal leader who would poll every Dem? ocratic vote, and, in addition, draw unto himself the Independent, ?voto In over? Uato In the Union, thereby running his majority or plurality, into phenomenal proportions. As a candidate, Judge Parker would bo unassailable No one ?rho valued his own character would von Vire to throw the least aspersion upon ihat of the man. who, by the overwholm iig vote of his fellow citizens, breaking lown party lines, holds one of the very, greatest judicial position, not alone In our own country, but In the world." Mr. Flanagan continued: "Judge Parker is up to the presidential itature in every point of 'view, morally and Intellectually. In his present great blllce the scales of. Justice hang evenly In ? his hands. The tribunal over which ho presides has the confidence of every man In the first Stato of^tho Union, whllo Its decisions are clteij In the courts of evory English speaking country. As a Jurist Judge Parker Is regarded by bench and bar as ono of the very ablest .members of the Judiciary of tho nation, fan honor and an ornament to his profes? sion." "But tho platform?" "It will be time enough to talk about tho platform when tho party gets to it. No ono man, or coterio of men, will hairo the making of it. That will bo the work of tho convention, of'the representatives of the millions of Democrats in all the five and forty States with the Territories added. The Territories will not, of course, havo anything to do with tho election, fcut they are nevertheless of Importance. fThoy are represented on the committees of tho convention, and at Kansas City tho Committee ?n Platform wai so even? ly divided with respect to the monetary plank that it voted to retain at by a ma? jority of ono vote, which, by the way, was cost by the delegate from HawalL But let that go." "But Mr. Bryan say? he won't let It go?" ? "I do not think he has said anything of the kind. Mr. Bryan is a man of very strpng convictions nnd still holds to the belief that the Chicago and Kansas City platforms .should bo reaffirmed by the next convention, That Is. simply his ' opinion and he has the clear right to ex? press , It. Many Democrats undoubted? ly agree with him, but I believe they are In a very email minority.; "Judge Parker Is the only man In the party ,to-day who can carry New York, without the vote of which Democratic succosa Is out of the question. It eon tains more Independent voters than any othor State, and Judge Parker can win over a larger proportion of them than any other man could possibly do. Mr. Hill Is Btrong with the masses of the Demo? cracy. Ho would get nil their votes, ?r very noarly all. hut'the independents are the ones who will decide the contest, and with them Roosevelt as ngainst Parker would have a very slender chance.. As to all the other candidates that have been mentioned for tho nomination, the objection lies against each and all of them that they could not take New York out of the Republican column. "Again, nearly all of them are too old. Judge Parker, on the other hand, Is in the very prime of life, nnd would have the vigorous, earnest support, of all the young men of the party to a far greater extent than any one else. Thin element is one of the most potent factors In every cam? paign, and the candidate who cannot, arouse its enthusiasm is certain of defeat. "But tho strongest argument of all In favor of Judgo Parker Is that his nomi? nation would commond Itself to tho busi? ness men, who wore laregly opposed to tho party In the two last presidential cam? paigns, because of tho extreme position taken by many of its leaders and the apprehension that their accession to power might have a disturbing Influence Every Musical Instrument That's Mado and All the Best and latest Music, 103 EAST BROAD STREET. There le No Instrument In the History of Music Which Hu Attracted so Much Attention m A Telephone Oall Will Bring Our Repre? sentative to You. No. 813. THE .PIANOLA. It Has Won Its Way In the Face ot the Universel Op? position of Musicians to Their Universal Approval, in the Indu?lftal world. With 4??>? Parker at tho bond of tho government ho nppro heneion of that kind could possibly be folt. His election would, oh the othor hand, he a guarantee that the government Would he administered for the, benefit of the wholo people, and not In the interest of favorite olaaios; In other words, that there should he equal rights for all, epe? Olal, privileges for ?one. That we have not suoli a government riow, and will never havo tinder Republican rule, should be manifest to all Men.'' WAYNBSB?RO OUN CLUB It Has Been Decided to Hold the An? nual Shoot on duly 4th. *.,iSS?2tal t0 >rhe Tlmee-Dispatoh.) WAYNKSBORO,, VA., Tprll lL-The WaynoBboro Qun OlUb has decided to hold Its annual ehoot on the Fourth of July next. The list of.briaca which ate to be offered Tilve not yet boon an? nounced, but wfn be attractive. A num? ber of ?hooters and clubs have already accepted Invitation?, and a large at? tendance Is assured. ? /William McCray le pr?sident; James M. Oofner, vice-president, and J. ??. Neese, ?ecretary, The active members are Pleny Fleh burn, R. G. Vance, Dr. T. S. Richard eon, Dr. A. C, Fox, James Craig, James M. Coiner, I* A. Ghw,, J. A. Flshburne, Dr. J. H, Smith, W. G. Ellison, R. N. daw, Jr., C. S. Oaw, Mayor ??. J. Loth, H. E. Reuter, R. B. Lambert, ?. K. Hawthorn, W, W. Ooyar, O. D. Henkel, J. Frank Patterson, Dr. H. SL Blolm and W. ?? Talbot The regular shoot days are every Thursday, A committee representing the'-former ana present 'phone-holders had ? con? ference on Thursday with Superintendent Watts, from Staunton, during which ho made certain concessions from former demands. The committee called a meet? ing of cltl?ens, which assembled last night, ana these terms were thoroughly discussed, but no conclusion reached. It Is thought the 'phonos will be restored. A recent trip IKrough Alternarle "coun? ty, Just across tho ridge from us, de? velops that the fruit Is worse damaged there t?flln In Augusta oounty. Certain kinds of peaches, plums and cherries and early apples suffered, but there ,1s a great deal "of fruit which ?? ma? terialize hereafter If no-more killing weather comes. The fruits in this Imme? diate vicinity suffered much less. Miss Ellison erilertalned the Waynes boro Card Club at her home in the country, this afternoon!. Miss FItzhugh and Miss Harrison, of Staunton, are visiting Mrs. Purvis at tho Brunswick Inn. ? DOWN-TOWN SERVICES OF BROTHERHOOD MEN Yesterday's meeting concluded the Holy Week services held down town? undor the auspices of St, Andrew's Brotherhood. Rev. E. L. Goodwin, rector of St Mark's, led the. services yesterday; and In his brief address, after prayer and a hymn, he dwelt especially upon the-sahc tlty of the human body as the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit, as. the medium through which God Is working out His great spiritual purpose. Whatever that purpose may bo, the constant tendency of all Intelligence Is the resistance ot evil, with Its resultant shame and pain nnd sorrow, and the cultivation ot virtue, which brings Its reward with it, not only in the "peace ot God which passetti all understanding" in this world, but1 glori? ous favor In the life beyond this strug? gling existence. We cannot know toward what complete^ design the Creator is guiding mankind, but the pastor made it plain that by following the teachings and example of Jesus Christ we.could not go astray from the right path. CANNERY AT CHESTER Business Men Guarantee Thirty-five Acres of Tomatoes. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) CHESTER, VA., April 11.?Chester Bus? iness Club met here last night In the pub? llo schoolhouse, with nearly thirty mem? bers present from the village and Vicinity. A proposition-was submitted from a can? nery man to establish a factory here if thirty-five acres would bo guaranteed to bo cultivated In tomatoes, which the mem hers present agreed to do, bo a cannery seems to bo an enterprise certain toibo lgln this yean Chester Is well located' for such enterprises, having such fine railroad facilities. Three great railroad systems are tapped here, besides the Farmvlllu and Powhatan Railroad, which has about ninety miles of rail. Mr. T. H. Lyon Is fast completing a nice residence, and Mr. E. N. Perdue has commenced the foundation of a lino dwel- | ting. ?' ... ? For Stuart Monument. Secretary W. Ben. Palmer, ot the Vet? eran. Cavalry Association, which has di? rection of the erection of the monu? ment to General Stuart, makes his report for the past week: Amount last reported . $3,274.83 Cash received this week Mr. Joseph Bryan, city....$500.00 Lawson-Bnll Camp, Mll lenbeck, Va . 5.00 Hon. James Hay, Madi? son, Va. 10.00 .- 515.00 $3,789.83 s Sugar Advanced. ri'.y Associated Pre??.) NEW YORK, April " 11.?Arbucklo Brothers have advanced the "price of re? fined sugar 10 cents a hundred pounds, placing It on a basis o fi.00 cents not, per pound. THE SYSTEM OF CHOOSING JURIES Bill to Take from Judges a Power Now Exercised by Them, Hon. Dayld tfr Powers, Jr., of Caroline county, Introduce! In the House yes? terday several bills whloh, In the light of recent events, will prove of Interest. They aro o? importance In that thoy propose a complete change in the present law of selecting juror? in criminal cases. Under the present processes of the Code the venire Is made up from a list fur? nished by the judge, and thus the char? acter of the Jury depends very much upon the character of the judge Iwho ee leots them? The bills of Mr. Powers provide .that annually, at tho May or June term of the court,' there shall be seleoted from each magisterial district of the county, on the basis of population, a proper list of parties competent and not exempt from Jury service; that? the names uo listed-Khali be deposited in the Jury box, and that the venire shall be drawn there? from as other Jurors are drawn. During the spicy days of the Campuell trial the attention of the publie was di? rected to the peed of some change In the present Ja,w< Under the pew court BysT tern, with one Judge presiding over some half a do*en counties, the need and ne? cessity for some oliange in the Code pro I vision ?a this regard eeeme absolute. Cordes, Mosby & Co. AN IMPORTANT SALE OF SILKS. THE WANTED KINDS AT UNHEARD OP PRICES. A SALE of the utmost importance to every prospective silk buyer, and for which we have made the most extrava **? gant preparations. Silks, for the present and coming season's wear, will be more in demand than for many sear sons past, and every piece offered in this sale'is of this season's most popular styles, and every one marked at prices that will cause you pleasureable surprise. 75c All Silk Taffeta Silk, Special, 55c Extra Heavy All Pure Silk Taf fcta Silks, fast edges and with the desired swish ; colors gray, groen, tan,' blue, yellow, lavender, red, ma? roon, rose, &o. Tho usual 75c. kind; special..?'.!.,.5Bc. 50c Extra Quality Wash Silks, Now39c Extra heavy weight, all pure silk, and In only this season's newest and most fetching patterns and colorings. The 60c. kind; special, ,39c. , Illuminated Flecked Taffetas, $1.50 Value, Now $1.15 27 inches wide, extra heavy, oil pure silk and Just the ideal fabric for shirt-waist dresses. The $1.50 kind; now .i .$1.15 $.1 Checked taffetas, Now 75c yard ?U silk and in all slzo chocks. The usual $1.00 kind; now, yard-...75c. $1 Fancy Figured and Striped Taffetas, Now 75c yard All puro silk, extra heavy weight and in tho most wanted colorings. The usual $1,00 kind; special.....76c. Printed Foulards Alt silk, heavy weight and In the nowcet and most sought attor pat? terns. The $L0O and $1.15 kind; now.?A""'""""75c' Other equally (.' ?V values at v 50, 76c, $1.00 Pongees All-Slllc Pongees, extra .values, 60, 69, 90c, $1.00 Embroidered Pongees, now, stylish and exclusive designs, $1.00, $1.25, $1,60, $1.69 Checked Taffotns, with embroidered dots; all colors; now, pretty and styl- ' ish; extra value.$1.00 Taffeta Silk, with Fronoh knots, In whlto and white and black, new and stylish .?,....:...;,..$1.25 Illumtnatod Pln-Cheok Taffetas, very stylish and in a' full range of colorings......$1.00 White Silks White Taffetas, extra values, 76, 86, 90c, $1.00 White Louislnes, an extra, valuet special ........$1.00 White Foulards, ?oft and cllngy..76o. White Peau de Cygne, extra value .$1.00 White Peau de Sole, extra value, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50 White China Silks. One Special Value 24 inches wide, all silk, heavy weight. The urual 60c. kind; spe? cial .. ........39c. Other equally good values, 50, 75, 85c, $1.00, $1.25 Raw Silk Pongees Now and stylish and elegant wearers.$1.29, $1.69, $1.89 . . | New Fancy White Silks New and exclusive patterns, very desirable for separate waists, and ? dresses; special- values....$1,00, $1.25 . Black Silks. Guaranteed ? Black Taffeta Silks AU pure silk, heavy weight and guaranteed to give satisfaction, 75, 90, 98c, $1.00, $1.25 Pure Dye Taffeta, $1.25 Value, Special $1 27 inches wldevextra heavy -weight and the best value you ever, bought at $1.26; special......$1.00 Dust-Proof Blaok Taffeta Silks, S7 Inches -wide, all silk and-guaranteed . .to shed dust........$1.25, $1.35, $1.60 Full yard Black Taffeta Silk, all silk; special. 98c. Black China Silk, 27 inohes wide, all silk, rich, lustrous blacks, 50, 75, 85c, $1.00, $1.25 Black Loulslnes, extra values, 75c, "$1.00, $1.25 '27-ineh All-Silk Levantine, an ex? cellent wearer.$1.15. Armure Grenadines, new and pr?t-'?'??' ty .............'.'s.?,': $1.60: THE MARKET AT EASTER A Fair Variety of Fruits, Flowers and Vegetables. _ BETWEEN SEASONS NOW Work of Some Difficulty for the House? wife to Secure Any Variety With? out Considerable Expense. Flowers in the Market. The Easter markets are not especially tempting in the quality of tho offerings, though there is a fair variety of fruits and vegetables from whloh to select, a feast day menu. Business was not es? pecially brisk for Saturday, according to the hucksters. It is between seasons for vegetables and fruits, and rather too early for much In the line of home grown vegetables. Tho supply of Southern fruits and vegetables Is neither large nor choice as'to. quality. Home grown let? tuce Is plentiful at 10 to 15 cents per bunch, and home asparagus Is selling at 25, 40 and 50^cents per bunch, according to' quantity and quality.. Spring onions uro going at 5 cents per bunch. GREEN PEAS SCARCE. Green peas, Southern grown, In the hull, are quoted at 25 cents tho half gallon, and are scarco evon at that, while snaps, or string boons, as they are often called, fetch the same figures. Southern tomatoes are selling for five cents each, and three for a .quarter, ac? cording to quality and size, and some inferior ones can bo hud at 25 cents the dozen Sweet potatoes aro soiling at 60 ? cents and Irish or whito potatoos at 80 cents per peck. Turnip salad is practi? cally exhausted, thero. being llttlo or nono on the market. Rhubarb sells for ton cents a bunch, early York cabbages at 10 and 15 cents per head, beets at 10 cents per bunch, kale 20 conte-a peck, home radishes at 5 cents a bunch, cel? ery of very Inferior quality at two stalks for 15 cents, and cauliflower scarco ut 25 cents. Egg plants sell for 10 to 25 cents. <? EGGS ARE ABUNDANT. Eggs are fairly plentiful" nt a shilling. Spring chickens weighing nbout three quarters of a pound are quoted at 50 cents each. Fresh country butter com? mands 25 and 30 cents a pound, The supply of fruits Is neither large nor choice. Bananas of very good quality sell for 15 to 20 cents a dozen; pippin apples at 75 cents a peak, and oranges are quotod at 35 cents a dozon. North Carolina strawberries ure scarce at 23 to SO cents a quart. , There wns a greater quantity and varloty of flowers on the market than usual. These Included potted azalons, hyacinths, tulips, Easter lilies, geraniums, hello trope and small roso bushes wjth sovernl varieties of showy small whito blossoms. Prices of flowers on the market differ little from those quoted hy the florists, Compliment Judgq Mann. East End Union of the W. C. T. U. passed a series of resolutions highly com? plimenting Judge W. H, Mann for his zealous efforts In behalf of the temper? ance cause, and declaring that Ills exam? ple of fidelity to tho hlghost interests of society should be a stimulus to all legis? lators; and that It will infuse added zeal and hope In the ranks of the temperance folks everywhere. The resolutions also contain a, cordial Invitation to Judge Mann tp make an uddress, undor the au?plces of the Union and a committee wlR at once wait upon him ??? present the very complimentary resolutions ana urge him to accept the invitation. ?THfT^AMVERS J??WJW Crocker-Wheeler Company, ? Manufacturers of DYNAMOS ano MOTORS; Electrical Engineers for an economical drive of Pumps, Blowers Hoists, Printing Presses, Machine Tools, etc. Washington Office: 1417 New York Avenue. Offices and Works, AMPERE, N. J. BEAUTY LECTURER AT THE ACADEMY Dr. Christion to Tell How Faces May Be Made Perfect. Dr. Christion, the beauty scientist, of Paris, Prance, will lecture at the Aced emy o? Muslo Thursday and Friday after? noon at 2:30 o'clock. Facial blemishes of women will be dlscussod from a (?clon tifie standpoint. Dr. Christion, It.Is stated,'Is the beauty ??. CintlBTlON. doctor of Bernhardt, Patti and other celebrated woman. It Is claimed that many unpresentable faces havo been made things ot beauty by following his precepts. Tho lecture Thursday afternoon will b? freo. An admission foe will bo charged Friday afternoon, SECURITIES CASE AND SOUTH'S ROADS Investigation of A. c. L. and - L. and N, Merger Is Now In Progress. What effoot tlio decision against the Northern fieouritios Company cabe will have in the South furnishes an Inter? esting theme for speculators In this field, eaye tho Now York Tribuno. It will bo remembered when John W, Cates was , being examined recently before the ?n MerstaU Commerce Couimlsalou it v/ua WINNERS IN THE SUNDAY TIMES-DISPATCH WANT COLUMN PROVERB CONTEST Another Contest To-Day?Seven Prizes?A Proverb of Twenty-one Letters?What is It? "Practice Makes Perfect" was the proverb used In last Sunday's Times Dispatch Want Column Proverb Contest, and the seven prizes were awarded as follows; First prize?$2.00 order?Otis Cheatham, care Smlthdeal Business College, Second prize??1.00 order?Curtis Charl ton, No. 2S03 East Franklin Street, city. Third prlzo?50o order?Miss Nlta Pock, Pearlsburg, Giles county, Vn, Fourth prize?50o order?Marthella Cur? tis, No. 10 North Twenty-ninth Street. Fifth prize?60o order?P. R. Rayburn, No. 52 North Sycamore Stroot, Peters? burg, Va. Sixth prlzo?50o order?Elizabeth -Hall, Goodman, Roanoko county, Vn. Seventh prlzo?50o order?Mrs. H. L. Ferrln, No. 502 South Laurel Street, city. Correct answers were uIbo received from tho following named contestants: RICHMOND, VA. Miss Louise iFIgg, Miss Estello Cornell Leo I.,, Nichols, Mrs. Lindsay Stone Mrs. Tulley, Mary E,, M. Curtis, M. L. Bnrnette, J. Handy Andy, Russyll B, Barnette J. II, Davenport, Mrs. E. P. Mann, S. G. Mason, Miss Lizio Wootlson, B, E. Preston, M. U ?., ?. C. Stono, ?. ?. ?., .Mrs, A. L, Bond, C. H. Andross, Mary B. Pugh, Mamle E. Roano, W. C Williams, Marlon Pitts, Lilian Ashworth, Mrs. J. II, Turner, D, R. Johnston, Mrs. j. W, Turner, Mise Rosa Small. M. R. Wells. SCOTTS VILLE, VA, Miss Annie llenth, Miss M, Cooko, Mies J, I.. Thomas, Q, W. Thomas, JY., Miss Lila'Bragg, Laura F. Henderson, T. T. Heath, / W. Scott Heath, Mrs, M. Jameson, Mary Pitts, Preston Tlnsley, Catherine Hlnton, Mary Pitts, J, E. P. Misa Ll?zle Bragg, James Gould, Miss Mainili Hill, Miss Irene Briggs. H. W. J., Miv?Jackson, Miss Fannie Briggs, Mr. Richard Briggs. OORDONSVILLK, VA. Mrs. \i. Bragg, Miss loin Bragg, MILLBORO, VA. Mies L. W. Sharp. Miss A. L. Tullnli. B|unohe Coturnati. Miss Puttlo Coleman BEOK, VA. W. H. Vuuahan. ?a????. TAI Walter A. Elam, Miss ?. ??. Btbti, Mr. J. E. Bibb, Jr., Mise G. Corner, Carrie Brooking, B. S.? K?chle. Miss-M. Goodman, Miss Nancy Goodmaj PETERSBURG, VA. Mrs. Chas ?. Borst, Mrs. M. X WSbbon Mrs. H? D. Lockott, Miss Etile Dunn, Iloloyi W. Harrison, Mary Ouaby, Leila B. Ragland. ' BELFrElLD.VA. Miss Buoy- Maollne. CARTERSVTLLE, VA. Mrs. H. J. Rhodes. DANVILLE, VA. R. W. Booker. ROANOKK, VA. Mrs, Maurice Nelm, Miss Eugene MorgMfc NEW CANTON, VA. ? Miss Pheb Mable, I Miss Lottie OPltt?. Miss Mablo Pitts, Miss Annie Rhode!,. ???? VILLE, VA. Edward Coleman, B. F Coleman, E. Dunnavnnt, Frank Coleman, B. E. Davis. ROOK CASTLE, VX. Miss Grace Lacy, Miss T. O. Lacy. PACES, VA, Miss M, Vaughan. Miss P. Vaughan, Miss M, A. Vaughan, ?POINDBXTEIt. VA. Miss V. Goodman. LINDSAY, VA. E. Downing- Miohlo, Miss T. M. MIohl?, Miss L. Johnston, Mrs. C, F, Johnston, HAMPDEN-SIDNEY. v W. F. Clark. FARMVILLE. VA. Laura. V. Tucker SMYTH COUNTY, VA. George T. Boske). SKINQUARTBR, VA. Miss C, Woold ridge, Miss M. Wooldridl? L. P. Robinson. LUNENBUnO, VA. Airs. W. T. Spohcer, ORE WE, VA. Miss Mary Tuuker. CIREENWAY, VA. Claudo Payne. Another proverb will be (ound to-dajr, It Is composed of 21 letters, -which are scattered throughout the little want ads, AVIiat Is tho proverb? Sovon prize? will bo awarded the winners. Try ?It At th* sama time read the littiu want ads care? fully They make interesting reading, and at the samo timo will supply yom every want. Don't overlook the HUU bargain ads, strongly hinted that Mr. Morgan was ac? tively engaged In forming a Southern Se? curities Company, to bo modelled on the Northern Securities plan, and to take over and control Important Southern rail? way properties. When Charlea (1. Gates, of Harris, Gates & Co., was asked for his opinion aa to the future of these properties, he said: . .. "The Interstate Cominero? Commission Is now Investigating the sale of the Lou??, ville (ini) Nashville Railroad Company U the Atlanti? Coast Line Company- 1U Investigation Is to determine whether th? two Hues are competitive. Until Its de-, cisi?n is rendered it u impossible to sal whether tha Louisville an4 NaetfvIH? an? the Atlantio Coast Line merger will IM uftocted by the decision lo the Meriten ?ecuriUu ?**#?'