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ISIDE IS GREAT Her Manufacturing and Jobhing Houses Take the Lead. FINE RAILWAY FACILITIES I3 Ahead of St. Louis, Atlanta and Other Leading Cities. Richmond is forging ahead as the South'? great shoe manufacturing and Jobbing center, and her unequalled rail? road facilities sue putting her products in easy reach of the South and South? west. Richmond hns six big manufac? turing and Jobbing shoe houses, nnd they are leading nil competitors In tho South nnd Southwest. Tho transportation rate from Boston to Richmond Is only thirty-five cents per ono hundred pounds, which Is forty-threo cents less Ihnn to St. Louie and seventy, nine cents less than to Atlanta, The ?dx big houses, sending out hun? dreds of carloads of shoes per month, are ' Stephen Putney Shoe Company, Fleishman, .Morris und Company, Will'gp, Kllelt and cnimp Shoe Company; Stern and Company (Incorporated), Roberts and Hoge and W, 11. Miles Shoo Company. Richmond's splendid location and nit ural advantages permit her to enjoy priv? ileges nml give her rights that other competing centers In the South and West cannot approach. The wonderful strides sho ha? made In the shoe business re? cently aro the subject of comment every whei e. The onici al schedule of rates to West? ern and Southern points from Boston is as follows: . Atlanta, (Ja., $1.14 per hundred weight. St. Louis, Mo., eighty-four cents per hundred weight, Knoxvllle, Tonn., }1.?0 per hundred1 weight. Nashville, Tenn., ninety-one cents per hundred weight. , Memphis, Tenn., $1.00 per hundred weight. <? Lynchburg, Vs., forty-seven cents per -hundred weight. Richmond,' Va., thirty-five cente per hundred weight. Richmond has railroad facilities which puts her in close nnd easy touch with every city and hamlet In the great ter? ritory to ih? South and Southwest, ,snd lier shoes aro shipped as far South as Texas and us far West as Oklahoma. The city should be proud of her splen? did strides In the shoe business and her rapid growth in this line In the last few years Is a striking feature In the com? mercial world. LEXINGTON PRESBYTERY. Interesting Meeting- in the Se? cond Presbyterian Church. (Special to Tho Tlmis-Dli-patch.) STAL'NTON. VA.. May ?.-The Presby? tery of Lexington met In tho Second Pres? byterian Church here Tuesday and was opened with a sermon by the Rev. J. Spencer Smith. Rev. H. A. Young was chosen moderator and Rev. J. E. Ballou nnd Elder Dr. Kerr, of MlUboro, tem? porary clerks. The Rev. S, W. Hafldon, of the Asso? ciated Reformed 'Presbyterian Church, was invited to a seat as a visiting brother. The Rev. Dr. Finley was added to the Com? mittee of Horn/* Missions. Revs. ?. ? Wilson. D. D-, and R. K. Steele were re? ceived into the Presbytery. Pastors called: Dr. B. F. Wilson to.Har rlsonhurg church; I")r. S. T. Ruff In to Broadway, Rev. W. J. King to Rocky Springs nnd Wllliamsvllle, and W. 13. Hill, of the senior class In Union Theo? logical Seminary, to Hot Sprlngp. Rev. R. IS. Steele Is In the home mission work at Suttnn, W. Va. Commissioners to the General Assembly at Dallas, Texas.: Revs. G.. B. Strlckler, D. D.. J. E. nonker: Elders, Dr. C H. Ralston, of Cook's Creek Church, and T. C. Morton, of Staunton, Second Church. The Presbytery's home mission work is in good condition. The report on this sub? ject was presented by the Rev. Holmes Ralston, chairman. Interesting addresses wero made by Rev.?. M. K. Hansel, R. K. Steele and J. L. Lineweavcr, of the West Virginia field. Tho Presbyterial sermon was preached "SPECIAL SALE* MONDAY, CRYSTAL GLASS 5c. RYAN, SMITH & TALMAN, MASONIC TEMPLE. :^ by the Rev. T. .1. Thompson on "Evangel Ism." The Rev. Dr. Slrlrkler was ap? pointed to preach the next one on "What Is Effectual Calling?" with Rev. Dr. B. F. Wilson alternate. The next meeting will be held at Sutton. W. Va., In the extreme western part of the Presbytery. Memorials were rend of the Revs. E. P. Palmer, D. D? M. F. Pilsen an dM. II. Houston. D. D. A committee wns appointed to prepare a new manual of the Presbytery. An Interesting meeting In Ihe Interest of foreign missions was held. Addresses wero made by Revs. T. B. Southnll, G. VV. Finley. D. D? C. R. Strlbllng nnd C. It. Worneidorf, of the Brazil mission. Inter? est In this, the great work of the church, If growing. The Presbytery approved the formation of a Presby (orini' union by the ladles' missionari- socllles of the churches. The report of a commission recommend? ing the disorganization of Lebanon Church was not approved, and the church remains on' the roll. Woodland Church, In Rocklngham county, Va., was dis? solved. Tho new church at Alpcna, W. Va,, was enrolled. CASE OF LEANTO. Governor Montague Makes Final ' Reply. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 6.?Gov? ernor Montague, of Virginia, hns made final reply to the State Department's In? quiry relative to the death of Joseph Leanto, an Italian who wns shot at a place named Lorton, Va., nor far from Alexandria, about ? month ago, and sub? sequently died In this cUy. -The Inquiry was ma/le upon the request of the Italian ambassador. Governor Montague, In re? plying, simply transmitted the report of tho district attorney, who personally In? vestigated the affair, which conclusion agreed closely with thnt reached by the special agent of the Department of Jus? tin? to the effect that Leanto was shot w.lth his own pistol while resisting law? ful arrest. The State Department has submitted this statement to the Italian embassy, where It awaits tho return to Washington of the Italian ambassador, now In the South. EDUCATIONAL RALLY. Senator Martin and Rev. A. P. Gray the Speakers. fSpeelal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) FARMVILLE, VA.. May ?.-?? educa? tional rally was held In the opera house here this afternoon with Senator Thos. S. Martin nnd Rev. A. P. Gray, of Am herst, as the speakers. A large audience was present, and the addresses were well received. Superintendent J. D. Eggleston grace? fully Introduced President Jarman, of the State Female Normal School, who In turn introduced both Dr. Gray and Senator Martin. Dr. Gray's address dwelt especially on the importance of education, and he pre? sented many telling facts in his argu? ment. ; Senator Martin's theme was the coun? try school and Its vast Importance to our people. His speech bristled with prac? tical suggestions and made a decidedly favorable Impression. Senator Martin left here to-night for Lynchburg, and will be at Rustburg, Campbell county, next Monday. [ DFII PREACHER Saves a Little Girl's Life at tins Risk of His Own. DASHED IN FRONT RUNAWAY 'Vehicle Wrecked, His Riding Horse Hurt, But the Girl Saved. (Special to The Tlmcd-Dlspntch.) CHARLOTTE, N. C. Mny fi.-A sen satlonnl runnwny accident In which rtcv Dr. M. Ij. Ilnrdln, h Presbyterlnn mln lBtnr, with a rare d'sphiy of heroism, saved ? child from probable death, occur? red here this afternoon. Dr. Ilnrdln wns returning from a horse-brick ride on Col? lege Street, when r buggy containing thirteen-year-old Christine Orders, d.-iugli ter of ? well known builder with the horse at a mad gnllop from fright at a trolley car, swept by him. The minister, the best equestrian In Charlotte, started In pursuit. In a hard chnse of two block? he overtook the runaway team and gal? loping alongside, mndo noverai efforts to catch tho bridle of the frantic horse. The maddened animal repeatedly eluded him and realizing the constantly Incronsln-? danger to the child nn thn team ap? proached the crowded business district, the plucky preacher In a Inst desperate effort dashed squarely In front of the team. The runaway collided with horse ! and rider at terrlffic speed bringing his mad flight to nn abrupt end. The buggy ? was completely wrecked and the Ken? tucky thoroughbred tho . preacher rode was badly Injured. Quickly dismounting. Dr. Hardln extricated the girl and born her to the nearest house, where she was given medlenl attention, She escaped 'with severe bruises. Dr. Hardln is a son of former Gover? nor Hardln, of Kentucky, and pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church. His wife Is a daughter of former' Vlce-Presl dent Adlal Stevenson. MECHANICS* INSTITUTE. Closing Exercises to be Held on Evening of May 17th. The closing exercises of the Mechnnlcs Institute will take place In the audito? rium of the building on the evening of May 17th, at 8:30 o'clock. Following la the programme: Grand entree march; Introductory re? marks and Introduction of orator by Mr. James Ci Harwood; Address by George Bryan, Esq.; Mualc: Presentation of di? plomas by Mr. Henry C. Rlely; Music; Loumor medal, offered by Mr. Henry S. Hutzler, presented by Mr. S. S. P. Pat teson; The Chewnlng medal, offered by Mr. A. J.-Chewnlng, presented by Rev. ?William E. Evans. D. Di; Music. Drawings and models will be on exhi? bition after exercises are over, and the public are cordially invited to examine them. The electrical room, on third floor, and pattern-making room on fourth floor, will be open for inspection. ELKO NOTES." . Mr?. R S. Purrett, of Fort Lee. ?pent Tueadny with Mm. Durre?'? mother, Mm. W. C. Baker. . . Mienen Annie and Ethel DunnaTnnt hoTO cone an Pitended trip to Newport New*. Mr?. E. J. Forman Tlslted friend? In Rich? mond on Monday. Napoleon Fl?her. with bla two little children, of Richmond, nnd Buatace Fiaher, are vialtlni; their mother. Mra. V. B. Adama. Mr J. P. Dunnarant 1? wrr ?lek ?t nil home, with Dr. Brock, of Richmond, In atten? dance. ?Mrs. Vf. Hall ha? returned from Bearer Dam, after a pleaaant trip to her borne there^ The burial of Mra. Martha Jordon Baker, wife of Mr. Wllllnm Henry Baker, took placa In the family burying ground, near Elko, on Friday mornlnjr at 10 o'clock. Justice to Chalk Level. Editor of The Times-Dispatch: Sir,?Because Chalk "Level happens to be the head of the rural free .delivery route by which ..my mall Is delivered, some persons have erroneously supposed bhat that place was referred to In a com? munication sent some time ago by me to A BAD LIVER NEEDS THE BITTERS AT ONCE When the Tongue is Coaled, Breath Bad, Skin Sallow, Sleep Restless, Appetite Poor and your Head Aches, why not follow the ex? ample of thousands of others, who were in a like condition, and commence taking HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS. It restored them to robust health by opening up the clogged bowels and correcting the li? ver, and certainly won't fail you. Don't ex? periment any longer. Insist on having the Bitters because it is the best. " Something else" won't do in its place. It positively cures Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Bilious* ness, Nervousness, Heartburn, Sonerai De _hility and Malaria,_ K, W. Leeds, Terr? Haut?, Ind., enys? "I havo found your Bitters of groat benefit for all Stornarli and Liver troubles. I freely endorse It,'? J. 1?. Wallon, ricanant on, Cal., says: "I find your Hitters better than anything else on the market for Stomach? and Liver troubles." AS A TONIC AND REGULATOR FOR SICKLY WOMEN THE BITTERS IS UNEQUALEO. THE BEST IS THE CHEAPEST Bromm's Bread Stands ?.i the He^d of the list when it comes to a question of the best and most nutritious material, skilled workmanship and up-to-date bakery appliances. A Visit to our bakeries at No. 501 W. Broad St.,, No. 51a E. Marshall St., Will Convince You that we have the neatest and most modern plants in this section. L. Bromm. The Tlmes-Dlspatch, criticising the ef? fects of the Mann law In rural districts. Therefore some of the good people of Chalk Level feel that Injustice has been done them. Will The Times-Dispatch kindly allow me to correct this mistake by saying explicitly that no reference to Chalk "Level was intended. The place wns not once thought of at the time of writing. That neighborhood has, I think deserved? ly, the reputation of being one of the most orderly and law-abiding In the Commonwealth, and I should be sorry to cast any reflection on Its igood name. But I wish to reiterate that all said in the former article, and more besides, is true ot other localities in this part of the State. C. XV, VENABLE. Chalk Level, Va. RAILROAD BLOCKADE. Many Carloads of Spoiled Straw? berries. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) CHADBOURNE, N. C, May 6.?There hoe never been anything in the history of this State that compares with the railroad block? ade here. More than 1200,000 worth of straw? berries have rotted at the depot here since Monday morning. The railroad company Is hauling carload after carload of spoiled berrlee to the river and dumping them, as so much .gaxbaere. The loss to the truck growers of thle Immediate eectlon will be-at least VM, 000. These figures are said to be absolutely reliable. The Fruit Growers' Express Com? pany, It la alleged has failed to supply the refrigerator cars. The farmers are picking their berries as rapidly as they can and turning them over to the station agent here, hut tho situation la growing worse. The express company ?Is hold responsible and claims for ?200,000 damage? have been filed. More than one hundred north? ern commission men are here willing to pay from $2 to ?3 a crate for the berries, if they could ship them. , Ten thousand hands are at work picking the berries. ? Death of W. R. Wynn. (Special to The Times-DlHnatch.) BURROW'S STORE, VA.. May S.-Mr. W. R. Wynn, a gallant Confederate sol? dier, died suddenly Thursday morning, while In his field attending to his fnrm Ing operations, from heart trouble. His remains were Interned In the cemetery [ait ?Perseverenc CJhurph yesterday af? ternoon to await the general roll-call, which he Is as well prepared to answer as any man who lived In the community. He leaves two children?Mrs. J. Bailey Edmunds and Mrs. Nedh'am Nalley, a widow, and a host of friends and ac? quaintances to mourn his loss. Rev. Mr. Poage officiated at his burial. Death of Mrs. C. S. Foote. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) LURAT, VA., May R.?Mrs. C. S. Foote, an aged and well known lady of this county, died at her homo at Stanloy to-day, aged about 70 years. Mrs. Foote was the widow of C. S. Foote, for many years president of Ox? ford Ochre Company, of this county. She was born In Michigan and Is sur? vived by two sans, Messrs. C. B. and E. 3. Foote. Rapid Reading President. President Roosevelt Is a wonderfully | rnpld render. His faculty for speedily ebsorblng matters placed before him In | written or' printed form surprises even bla Intimates. On one accaslon a con? gressman called with a statement and | presented papers connected therewith. The' president continued conversing the I while he glanced over the papers, which he handed back In a minute or two, having extractod from them all the valuable [ Information. Angels Go Down in Defeat. The Monroes defenlod the Weat Emi Angela In one of the (pilckfet games ever witneased pn the.' dlamonil at forest Hill hy ?coro of 1 to 0. Tli? feature ot the Rame woe the pitch? ing of Itees and tuo nil round good work of both teams. . . Scoro by Innings: ??.... R? ?? B? Monroes.0 0 0 0 0 110 0?2 ? 1 Angels .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 '.? 2 Batteries-Monroe, rtees and Booker; AiikhIh, Coloman and Hayes. Timo or game, 1:18. At tendance, 800. Manchester Pets Defeated. In a.'fast and Interentlng gamei yesterday evening the Little men monda rtofeateu the Manchester Pets. The feaiurea of the game was the pitching of MoDonough and the play mg of Dlacond on third. Score by Innings ? R. ?. E, Little fUehmonda.2 " J S S S ? S ? ? ? Manchester Pels .0 1 2 0 2 0 12 0-g j j Batterles-McDonough i.nd Hurk for Little Richmond?; l'eannan n-nd wlloox for Man? che? ter, ? ? New Kent Notes, NEW KENT COUrtTHOUSE, VA., May ? ?',-,? Circuit Co|: of thl? county will begin Thursday, Mr. M. H. Darner hue moved hie offlco from Boulevard to the courthouse. Mre. Norwood Apneruon has returned, ?fter ?pending eeverul day? with relative? In Wll llumeburg? Mia? i.uey Vulden will visit friends la Now Kent, next weuk. TELLS OF HIS CRIES Sensational Testimony Against His Former Asso? ciates. (Spedili to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) NORFOLK, VA., Mny f..?.Tohn McCar? thy created a sensation and made a favorable impression on the Federal Court to-ciny l.y testifying against Ills old com? rades. Ilo was Drought hero from the penitentiary :n Vermont, where ho Is sorvlng a term for robbery. Ilo Ima I seven years to servo, but there Is an understanding that nn effort win be made for his pardon nfter the men ngalnst whom he Is to testify are con? victed. McCarthy .'lppc.irs to bo thirty yonrs of age, Is clean shaven, tall, well dressed and altogether nn Intelligent looking and prepossessing mnn. He resisted the as? saults of ?. M. Smith, of Richmond, tho attorney" for the defense In the case ,of John Adonis, to confuse him, and assisted the attorney In attracting tho attention of tho court to the most sensational seme of the term. ? The witness spoko quickly nnd cahdldlj* of tho robberies In which he has l-.epn ranged, nnd told of his associates and of the amounts of money taken nnd the number of times ho hnd been In prison nnd for what In tho most startling man? ner. He declined tho offers of District Attorney Lewis, of Richmond, to pro? tect him from tho comments and the questions of Mr. Smith by saying that ho had resolved to reform and to tell tho truth. ' John Adnms is on trial for the robbery of tho pastotllce at Wnvorly. McCarthy wns not thero, and he tolls what ho knows of it by what he learned from others of the gang, but that Is corrobo? rated, end therefore his testimony Is Important. He has assisted In tho con? viction of tho other mombers of the rob? ber gang, and ho said thnt juries ITI South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware believed Ills' statements. There was a sensation when ho came to the robbery at Port Norfolk, and said that he was In it and that John McBrldo, who has been c'onvictod, wns not there. He says McBrldo Is wrongfully oharged there. He gave the names of the men who were there; told how they came here; whore they lodged; what they took, and where thoy wont afterward. 'A kit of burglars' tools was Identified by McCarthy, and he showed them to the Jury nnd explained their uses. His testimony and the bright, good-tempered and witty manner In which It was de? livered, with now and then a serious word of defense of his motives for try? ing to be honest, created n. profound Im? pression, and convinced the Jury and won the. respect of calm nnd kindly Judge Edmund Wnddlll. Jr. John Adams, allas D. C. Jack, was con? victed ln,the Federal Court to-night and sentenced to the Atlanta penitentiary for five years. Ho was tried on the ono charge of robbing the Waverly poRtofflce, but he was implicated in the robbery of Manassas and Louisa also. The testi? mony of John McCarthy, who turned State's evidence, was material to tho case. FIRE AT GATES. Nearly 'the Entire Business Por? tion of the Town Destroyed. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) SUFFOLK, VA.. May 6?Fire early this, morning at Gates Station, N. C, burned the entire business part of the village. Fourteen buildings were consumed, in? cluding tho postofflee. The nlntie started in a hay nad grain house, and Is sup? posed to have been of Incendiary'-origin. Among the business places destroyed wero those of Hayes and Company, tnerchon-' disc; JameB R. Rooks, carriage factory; A. M. Jenkln's, store and warehouse; L. P. Powell, hay and grain; Hinton and Company, merchandise; Mrs. E. V. Jen? kins, llvjery staples; M. Green's fish store, and a lot of stored peanuts. The loss Is estimated at $20,000, with less than $3,000 Insurance. There Is only one store left In the town, that of M. W. Smith and Company. Well Known Name. General Hornee Porter told the following: "In the mountains of New Hampshire I met one of the colored troops, who was still fight? ing nobly, driving a stage on a country routo and asked him: 'V/hat Is your name!" 'George Washington, sah.' 'That le a name that Is well known to everybody In this country.' ? reckon, sah, It ought to be. I'so been drlvln' heah evali since tho wah.' " Cause and Effect. , It's coming to this now: "Bought nn automobile nt 10 A. M. Funeral notice later.?Atlanta Constitution. Want a j PIANO NOW, but don't feel you can buy . an expensive Instrument at presont, To make room for new stock, will eoli follow Ing used Pianos at greatly reduced prices: A Upright Pianos Cp 1 $300 Empire Piano for.$f00 ' ?300 Leslie.$175 $350 K?hler & Campbell $275 $400 Shaw.$300 Square Pianos $25, $30, $50, $75, $100 and $160, COME EARLY, EASY TERMS. STIEFF, 307 E. Broad, ?', E. Dunbar, IWananer, ^f ? ?""""""""""""""""""w*""""**'*""""""^*""^^^ ***" .**?, *""|v 80 Years Old?Active As a Man of Thirty Mr. J. C. Prentiss, of Ravenna, Ohio, Cured of Indiges? tion, and Enabled to Take Long Walks, Says That His Vigorous, Robust Health Is Due Entirely to Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. "It Keeps Mo Tn flood Flesh, Makes Me Strong nnd Ifcnrty, nnd I Would Noi Do Without It." MR. J. C. PRBNT1SS. Mr. Prentlss writes: "I am over eighty years old and feel as active and spry a*a 1 did fifty years ago. I take long walks, go up town every day, and I am In good health and spirits, better than I used to be. I tell all tho neighbors tliat there Is only one medicine In our family, and that Is Duffy's Pure Molt Whiskey. It has cured my Indigestion, and keeps mo In good flesh, strong and hearty, and I would not know what to do without It."?J. C. PRENTISS, Ravenna. Ohio. Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey The sincere nnd earnest tribute of Mr. Prentlss to tho Invigorating, health-, giving, life-prolonging powers of Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey Is similar to the tes? timonials of thousands of grateful men and women who have passed the century mark, nnd who owe their advanced years and splendid mental and physical vitality to the nourishing and strengthening qualities of this wonderful safeguard against the Infirmities and weaknesses of the aged. In order to enjoy the blessing of health. In either youth or old age It Is abso? lutely necessari' that the stomach?the great fortress and bulwark of the body?be kept In a strong and healthy condition so as to resist and repel the attacks of disease. For over fifty years Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey has been prescribed b> doctors and used In hospitals In the treatment of dyspepsia, Indigestion, constipa? tion and nil forms of stomach troubles. It quickens tho circulation, purifies and enriches tho blood, builds new nerves, muscle and brain tissue, and gives fresh life and vitality to every part of the body. It Is the only whiskey n^cognlzod by tho government as a medicine, and Is a positive cure and preventivo of pneumonia, consumption, bronchitis, grip nntJ all bowel, throat and lung troubles. Sold by all druggists and grocers, or direct, In sealed bottles only. Price $1. Refuse all substitutes as they are positively harmful and are sold by unreliable, dealers for profit only. Insist on the genuine and see that the "Old Chemlr?" trade-make Is on the label. Pictorial booklet and medical advice free. Duffy Malt Whiskey Co., Rochester, N. Y. E TO FIMO TREASURER Republican Officials Took to the Woods to Prevent Them Qualifying. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) BIG STONE GAP, VA., May 6,-The Republican county treasurer of Wise county and his deputies for this district promised the local Democratic commit? tee and workers hero to bo at their office, In Hlg Stono Gap, to receive de? linquent poll taxes. This morning tho deputy treasurer left for an inaccessible part of tho county, and tho treasurer left town, going towards Leo county, when last seen. Messengers wont sont out, but they could not be located anywhere Tho Republican leaders had already had the deputy treasurers scouring the coun? ty for several days, getting the Repub? lican delinquents paid up: There woro a large number of Democrats waiting hern all day tu puy up. Late this after? noon slxty-throi) of them sont titoli* monoy to the deputy treasurer at Wise Courthouse ???G got his receipt therefor. Tho treasurer and his deputy are both picked Slernp men, and It Is the general belief hero thnt the treasurer would havo boon Inclined to do tho fair thing unless ho had been forced to do other? wise by lite leaders. A Straight Tip. It la superfluous to suy that Mr. ?lgelow was on tho "wmnR side of th? market." Any sida of thn speculative ninrktit la the wrung hide for u hank official.?Chicago News. A Brother in the Faith. u?rovl?lej(co ho know?ho know! NevifT deef or dumb; Soon ez Mr. 'Possum go Mr. Melon como! Ain't dis woiT wo llvln' In Des do bes' or all Melon In do summertime, 'Possum In de fall? Chune wo now dot hymn or praise? I a-feelln' prime! Deso yer Providential ways Suit mo nil de timo! -? ? Few Foreign Facts An effort Is being mndo to form nn actors' union In England. Every actor and actress In tho country Is being ask? ed to Join. Seymour Hicks and II. 11. Tho new railway that Is being built In Arabia will pn-ss cluse to tlio rock-hewn tornii traditionally believed to bo Aaron's burial place. ? burled and long-forgo.ten elty was discovered recently near-by. ! The Calcutta steeplechase for tho ladies' cup Is the only event of Its Kind III tho world, The course Is over t?. stiff two miles and a half, with nine mud fence?. Nine Indies rode In the lutost race. Tho fifteenth German Qeographontiiir will bo held at Daiitzlg on Jtmo 1.1-1S. Tho chief subject ? of papers and discus? sions will be BQUtb, polar exploration*, vulcanoloiry, coast morphology and for? mation of dunes and school geography. ?-1 ' ????? Boy Cut in Two. AI.FJXANUHJA. VA., May C.-LotiU l?tiiU, ?a?-yeur-old eon o? Mr. Julian Beul", ??u cut m us? by a train hure this uXica-aooa, Governor Is Better. Oovernor. Montague Is steadily Improving his strength anil was allowed to sit up in his room for a short while on yesterday. Thu Oovernor will llkoly be out by the end o? thu week. Celebration Postponed. Anniversary ,colebra.tlon of Grace Street Baptist Church Sunday school, which, was to be held this morning at 11, has been post? poned to next Sunday at tho same hour. Tho muslo and programme wlU be very at? tractive and a large attendance le expected. m Personal and General. Archbishop Williams has Just reached his eighty-third birthday. He rises every morning at 0:30 and invariably retires In tho evening at 9:30. Three brothers, named Watts, are ? Mayors of cities In Indian Territory. Charles G. Watts holds ofllce In Wagon? er, John XV. In Snllisuw, and Thomas C. In Muldrow. Lord Kitchener threatens to resign as commander-ln-chlef of tho forces In In? dia unless tho Vlveroy's council oseonts to his plans for Increased military ex? penditure. Grwui (XMA~ft??t My friends and the public are cor? dially Invltod to inspect my brand new tuftl attractive stock of Gents* Furnishings, Hat./*, Shoe*/*. Etc. Quality, style and prices will please you. SIMON BOWMAN, 108 E. Broad St. "The Rlfjht Store on the Wrong Side," PATENTS OurlUud Hook on l,?ien<.i,Trade-??*?rk?, fio., ??utfree. Patents ?.rut'ired through Munii ? Co., receive free ?????* In u? Soikntutio Amkiuoan MUNN??OO.,301 l'roadw?y,N.Y. H B?ncu OMic? i??**?'81., W ?riil ?w too, J>.C.