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T iKiionnotis Damage to Crops, Jf.ouses and Uvcstoek Done j by Storm. SOUTH TEXAS EXPECTS SNOW _? \ [Railroacl and Street Car Traffic Cripplccl in Ccrtain Sections of Colorado. Ilol.'STO.v, TEXAS, Aprll 20.-lt"port.s recclved hero to-day tol! of 11 terflflo liallKtonu' whlch pitHRod ovor' Carthagc, Yorktown nnd ciaytnn lalo yestcrjlny, do lng enormous dumago to crops, hotitic's and llvwttock. Tolegraphlc Buvleos Btnta thnt hallstoriog ns large ns eggS fcll, nnd iit Yorktown th" grotmd was covored to n dopth nf twolve Inohos. The puth of the storm wns twplvc mlles wldCj nnd rropH wlll lifiva to I," replnnted. Friilt trees woro shnttered by th" force of the Mnrni, nnd liailstoueis crashetl through roofH of fra.Il liotises. South Toxas to ilny cxperlericcd iinpreco'dented wcathcr, th" condltlons pointlng to snow, Railroads Crippled. PUEBEO, COIj., Aprll 20.?The snow Ftorm that bogun at noon yesterday contlnuod throughout the nlght. To day. with slx Inches of snow on the ground, there was no Immediatc pros pect of cossation. Tlie storm exterided east to Dodge Clty, Kansas, nnd snut!: Into Texos. The snow drlfted badly, crlppllng rallroad nnd street car traf fic. The thcrmometer rcglstcred twen ty-flvo fIegre"M above zero this morn? lng. Erult nnd vegclables aro badly dumaged. Eighteen Inches at Denver. rjENVEE, COr... April 20.?Aciordlng to th,' local wcather buredu measure rrfents, elghtecn lii<'b"s of snoir, equN va'leitt to 1.11 Inches of raln, fell Ii<-r>! during tho storm whlch ranw from the north yesterday and passcd off to the southeast to-day. A heavy preclpl tallon also was genernl ln Colorado. benefltlng th,' grain rrop.i. whlch wero thrcatened by drought. Freezlng ?weather ls antlclpated, but llttle dani Rge wlll be done, ns vogotatlon Is cov erod with snow. Damnge osttmated IU fGOO.OOO has been ilone to frult tr-<-H in the Arkansas Valley. Conslderlng th,- severlty of the storm, littlo damage was dbne to telegraph nnd tolephone Jlnes, an,| rallroad tralns were not much delayed. Rain and Snow, ? MAKILLO. TEX., Aprll 2".?Ttain last nlght was followed by snow to day, Tl," preelpltatlon, whlch Is gen ital ovor th,.- I'an Ifnndle country. ls of great benoilt As oarly frult wns killed ln tho reccnt freeze no damage ls d ii'- by the prsent storm. Snow in Kansas. TOPEKA. KAN*.. Aprll 20.?Snow wa^ reported to-day at Phllllpsburg, In th-- Northern portlon of Kansas, and at Gnrden Clty and other South westcrn points. Fruit Badly Damagcd. IfARRISBUJtG. PA.. Aprll 20.?ff. A. Rurface. th" State Zoologlst, said to diiy that the cold weather of thc last ten days has badly damagcd the fruit crop In Pennsylvanla. The cherry and peacb yi'.UIs, It ls said, wlll be short. ? For Closcr Relations. SAVANNAH. GA.. April 20.?Tho Sa ?vnrinah Presbytery, in sesslon to-day at bllackshear, votcd almost unanltnously for olpser relations with other Presbyterlan liodlcs of Amerlca. Richmonders in New York. NEW YORK, Aprll 20.?Impcrlal. It. W ReardHley; Ginvrd. MIsa M. Mason, C.Deal ondowlfo; Hayoy K. N. Callsch; Waldorf W. Northrop; Cadlllne. w; K. Korthen; York. \V. W. Harrow. ...The... Woman's Shop Offers fec Monday Specials ...in... Voile Suits A new arrival of tlio very attractivc Voile Suits, in black, blue, gra}', champa'gnc and brown that have been so much admired in thc last feyv days, and that have been sclling so rapidly at thc price, $22.00 These Suits will go on sale Monday morning, and an inspection will bcar out our . statement that their equal cannot be found for less than ?2S.oo to $30.00. New Linen Suits and Skirts arriviiig. You should see thc new styles. Owens&Floyd 417 E. Broad Street. w The Change of Life Sensible Advice to Women from Hrs. Henry Lee, hrs. Fred Certia and flrs. Pinkham. MRSHENRY LEE 0,.'ing to modcrn methods of living not one woman in a tliousand ap pronchcsthl.spcrfectly naturalchr.xige without experieneing a train of very annoying and somctimes painful aymptoms. This is the most criticnl pcriod of her wholecxistenee and nvcry woman who neglects the care of her health at this titne invites disease and pain. When her system is in a deranged condition or she is predisposed to apoplexy or congcstion of any organ, the tendency is ut this pcriod likely to become active ann with a liostof nerrousirritations make life a burden. At this time also cancers and turnors are more llable to form and begin their destrnctive work. Such warning symptoms as sense of suffocation, notfiashes, headaches, backaches, mclancholia, dread of im pendingevil, palpitation of the beart, irrcgularities, constipation and dizzi ness are promptly heeded by intel ligent wotnen who aro approaching the period of life when this great change may bc expected. Mrs. Fred Qcrtia. 1014 So. Lafayctte Street, So. Bund, Ind., writes: Dcar Mra. Pinkham :? "Lydia E. Piukham'a Vegetable Com pound ia the ideal tnedicine for tromen who When a medicine haa been succeesful in restoring to health, actually thousands of women, you cannot -well eay without tryinp; it, "I do not'believe it will help me." It is your duty to yourself and family to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. TO BUT IN DIRE WHNT Man Claiming to Bc Son of Ricli Philadelphia Woman At tempts Suicidc. TRIES TO HANG HIMSELF L'scs Suspciiders and Xccktic, but Does Not Succccd?Relation ship Is Denicd. LONDON, April 20.?A. P. S. Dun daa, clititnlng to be a son of the la'to .Mrs. U'urts Dundas, of Phlladelphla, and rlgbtful heir to milllona of dol lars. stood in the prisoners' dock at Readlng to-day chargod wlth hreak ing into a prlvatc dwelllng with the liit'-ntion of commltting suicidc. The e.'irotaker of the house found a noto protrudlng from the door. It was algncd by Dundas, and sald ho was slck as tho rcsult of not belng able to flnd empioyment, that for duys he had been without food. and that he had locked himself up with tho intention of ending his life. Tho pollco wero called and brok'e open the door. Thoy found that D' i ... und been tryitiK to hang himself the ald of his suspenders and ...... ktle, but had fuiltd to take ;-:- Ife. Relationship Is Denied. VHIIiADEliPHlX, April 20.?Arthur Fltzroy S'omerset, or Dundas, as he called himsolf, clulmed to be a son ot Mrs. A.nno M. "Wurts Dundas, a woalthy woman, who during her life was promlnent in Philadelphia soclety. In 1304 he Illed a petition in the Or phnns' Court here for a rcadjudlcatlon of the large estate of Mrs. Wurts Dundas, and askod the court to mako n rovlow to cstablish his rlght as a son and heir. ln the trial of tho case tho Dundas faniily claimed that tho litigaut was an Impostor, who had ncver been heard of by any member of tho Dundas famlly untll ??- mado his claim. Tho court decided agalnst tho petltloner, and the Stato Supreme Court sustuined the lowor court. GERMAN OFFICERS VISIT RICHMOND Commander and Lieutciiant of Bremcn Call on Governor Swanson. Under tho cliaperonago of tho Imperlal German VIce-Consul B. 1C Vletor, of thls clty, Commander Alberts and Flrst Lieu tonant Odonburg, of the German wnrship Bromen, lying off Old Polnt, called on Governor Swanson yesterday at the Executlvo Manslnn, and were Introduced to His Excellency and mombers of his staff. Tlio Governor and Commander Al? berts mado brlof speeches, and the ox chango of cotirtesles between thom was of a most cordlal nature. Lator on the party was entcrtatned by Governor Swanson at a luncheon at thc Westmoroland Club, over which durinj tho fuiictlon tho Vlrglnla flag was flylng C.'olonel Jo Lono Stom and aoneral Charlei J, Anderson woro tho membors of the Govcrnors' staff present. The Gormnn oillcora wero ln full dress unlform; and thelr call waa purely of ? soclal nature. Tho ofllcors aro hore tc roprosont their governmeut at tho James tb.wn ISxposltion, STUDENT DROWNED. Left in Swimming Pool and Bodj Found There. NEW YOniv, April 20.?The body o Willlam Sandlor, ninotcon yoars of agc of this clty, a studont ln tho school o nppliod scionces of Columbia Unlvor slty, wan rocovored to-day from t"hi swimming pool In tho gyitmnslum oi tho tinlvorslty grounds, aftor havlni becn in tlio .water alnuc Fvlduy ttftot MRS. FREDCERTIA are pasiing through Change of Llfe. For several months I duffered from bot flrwhei, extrema nervousriess, headache and slcep lossncss. I had no appntite and could not sleep. I had made up my mind there was no bnlp for tne untll I began to use Lydia E. Pinkham's Vcgetable Compound, my l>ad syinntoms ceruied, and it brought me safely through the danger perlod, bullt up my systotn And I nm ln excellent bealth. I consider Lydia E. Pinkbutn's Vegetable Compound unsurposicd for women during this trylng perloa of llfe." Mrs. Henry Lee, 60 Winter Street, New Haven, Conn., wfites: DearMrs. Plnkham:? "After snfTering untold misery /or three years during Change of Llfe I heard of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. I wrote you of my connltlon,' and began to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegotable Com riund and followed your ad vlce, and to-day am well and happy. I can now walk any where and work as well as anyone, and for years Drevious I had trled but could not get around without help. I consider your medi cine a sovereign balm for suffering women." Women passlng througb thiscrltical perlod should relv upon Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. If there is anything about your casa you don't understand write to Mr*. Pinkham. Lynn, Mass.. for advice. It ia free and has guided thousands to bealth. noon. Sandler, wlth other members of his class, had been in swimming. His classmates left hlm swimming about in the pool. Thla afternoon Sandler's relatlves called at tho unlverslty and reported tho young man's dlsappearance. Thls led to an Investlgatlon and the recov cry of the body. The coronor Intjulred to-day particularly about "hazlng" in the unlverslty. Coroner's Physlclan Lchane, after an examlnation, said there was no slgn of foul play. THREE PERSONS INJURED BY GAS EXPLOSION PHILADELPHIA; April 20.?Three persons. two women and a man, were serlously Injured to-day aa tho rcsult of an exploslon of a gas retort at the piant of John and James Robson, car pet mnnufacturers in the northwestern part of tho clty. The exploslon fol? lowed a alight flre and threw the 4.000 employes at work ln the mills lnto a panlc. Many young women falnted, but all the employes were gotten out safcly with the excoptlon of the three who were badly burned. They aro Mary Cavanaugh. Annie Mlrk and George Shaw. I -' HENRICO NOTES. New Candidate for Supervisor in Brookland District. Magistrate Myer Anglo was reported yesterday to bo qulto 111 at his home In tho county. . /. Deputy Clerk E. R. Phlllipa. of the Henrico "Circtiit Court. has becn unwell for some days, and ls conflned to his home on Fulton 11111. Mr. Andrew R. Scott. of Brookland District. Henrico county, announced vesterday that he would bo a candidate "for the posltion of supervisor to repro sent that district. A meeting of his friends was held yesterday at noon to disciiss his chancos, and every effort will bo mado to secure his olection. There are several other candldatcs ln the fiold ln thls district, however, and the present lncumbent. Mr. C. W. Saundors. of Glcn Allen, the chairman of the board, has a ftrni hold on his posltion, and will not glvo up without a flght. . , , Friday was obsorved as patrons day at Xicholson School, in Fulton. nnd an excollent program was rcnderetl by a number of tho puplls. after whlch the patrons of tho school wero served with light rcfreshments by tho children. GREnTlCCnul FOR BROTHERHOOD Visit of Mr. Carleton to Richmond This WeefcEvent of Much Interest. An announcemont of more than usual interest in Eplscopal olrclcs is (he cbm lng to Richmond of Mr. Hubort Carleton, tho goneral secrotary of tho Brothorhood of St. Andrew and the edltor of the "St. Andrew'B Cross," tho officlal publlcation of that body. Mr. Carleton will addross a jolnt meot iug of tho Senlor nnd Junlor Assdmblles of the Brothorhood ln thla clty on Tuea duy at 8:15 P. M., ln Grace Eplscopal Church, Foushoe and Maln Stroots. Tho indications aro that noarly evory Bro therhood man and boy In tho clty will turn out to meet tho vtsltor, and not only this, but that each Will endeavor to brlng another man or boy whom they aro anx lous to interest in tho work of the Bro? thorhood and the apread of Chriat's klng dom among men. About ono hundrod members of tho Brotherhood Biblo Clnss of St. Andrew's Church havo nrranged to ?a-ttend the meeting ln a body. Mr. Carleton ia not only a .glftod spoakor, but also a man of atrong per Bonallty, who has tho glft of maklng and keoplng a large personal acqualnt anco among tho 12,000 mombers of tho organlzatlon ln thls country. Although thls personal ncqualntanco takos up tlmo, stlll Mr. Carloton nevor aeems tc forgot hisboys, and ho rocolvos dozen, of personal lettors from them ovory wook. Mr, Carleton, ls a graduato of Oxfortl Unlvorsity, England. Ho has travolecl oxtonslvoly, and is in groat domand iu a spoakor at oonventlona and nssombly mootinga of tho Brotherhood ln thlt oountry and In England. llls rocoptior ln Rlcluiioud will no doubt bo a nolabk i oiia. STUDY PROBLEM National Coniinission Will Meet To-Morrow in Washington to Bcgin Work. TO VISIT -FOREIGN LANDS Intcrnalionai Conference to Dcal With Subject May Ue Kcsult of Movemem. WASHINGTON; Aprll 20.?An ex haustlve Investlgatlon Into all phases of thu problem of Immlgratlon, ns It affects the Unlted States, ls about to be sturted by a national commis? sion created for the purpose. Tho commission wlll meet ln the room of the Senate C'ommltteo of the Phlllp plnes to-morrow mornlng to perfect lts organlzatlon and to dlscuss plnns for lts work. Thu body may be ln sesslon In Washington several days, and perhaps a week or two, In tho lelaboration of lts plans. It already has been decldcd tentatlvely that tho members of tho commission wlll vlslt many of the countrlea of Kuropo, eltber as a body or, If all the mem? bers cannot go, as a subcommlttee, for the study of tho cmlgratlon of allcns at close range.. Members of Body. Thc commission conslsts of nlne mem? bers appolntcd undor the immlgratlon act passed by Congress last winter. Threu-of them?Senators Dilllngham, of Veromnt, chalrman of Immlgratlon; I.odge, of Massachusetts. and Latlmer, of South Carollna?wero named by VIce-Presldent Ealrbanks?three?Rep resentatlves Howell, of New Jorsey, chalrman of tho House Commlttee of Immlgratlon and Naturallzatlon; Ben nett, of New York, and Burnett, of Alabama?were appolnted by Speaker Cunnon, and three?Charles P. Nolll, Commlssloner of Labor; Professor J. W. Jenks, of Cornell, and Wllllam R. Wheolcr, of Oakland, C'al.,?by Presl? dent Roosevelt. The law places no llmlt on the tlmo tho commission. shall consume ln mak ing lts Inqulrles or on the expenso It may lncur. Tho work of the commission wlll be only falrly begun when It returns to Amerlca. Every posBlblo source of In formatlon bearlng on the subject wlll bo sought. Reports from all parts of thc world to tho Bureau of Immlgra? tlon wlll be ptaced at tho dlsposal of tho commission, and experts on Im? mlgratlon may bp employed to collect data. International Conference. It ls tho purpose of the commission to inqulre into the restriction placed upon Chinese and Japaneso immlgra? tlon. but it Is not probable that tho members wlll vlslt elther Chlna or Japan. The commission wlll report it9 find ings and recommendatlons to Congress, and they wlll be used for a basis for leglslatlon on thc question. It ls re garded as llkely that out of the work of the commission wlll grow an inter? national conference to deal with the wholo general subject. DIRECT EMIGRANT LINE TO SAVANNAH Southern Men Meet With En couragement in Germany?Out look Said to Be Good. BERLIN. April 20.?Hoko Smith, Gov ernor-elect of Georgla; Wllllam W. Wil Uamson. prcsldont of tho Savonnah Cham ber of Commerce, and G. Gunby Gordon, presldent of the Emlgratlon ABSodatlon of Georgla. have arrived here. They are vls iting Germany in order to study tho em? lgratlon question, with a vlew to the dcvelopment of the resources of Goorgla and other South Atlantlc States. At Bre men they trled to lnduce the North-Ge.r man Lloyd Company to establlBh a dlreot emlgrant line to Savannah and Chorleston. and met with encouragement. Mr. Smlth and his assoclatcs wlll start for Vlenna to-morrow. They bellove that the out look for lncreaslng the emlgratlon of some of tho Austrian-Hungarlan races to the South Atlantlc States ls better than the prospects of lnduclng Germans to go there Just now. ? FIRE IN FARMVILXE. Storage-House Is ? Destroyed Loss About $3,000. (Special to Th? Tlmes-DlBpatch.l FARMVILLE. VA., Aprll 20.?Fir. last nlght destroyed a largo storago house used by tho Farmvillo Flour Mllli and Dui-all, Son & Co. Tho flamei were dlscovered shortly boforo 1. o'clock, and lt was nearly day bofor, they wero extlngulshed. It was on, of tho most stubborn flres Farmvllli has had for many years. Several hun dred barrels of flour and many balo. of hay wero storod ln the bullding Tho loss ls estlmated to be about |3,OO0 of which not ono-half ls covered b; insurancc. - t Acquit Allen and Poteat. CHATHAM, VA., Aprll 20.?Ch'arle: Allon, who has been on trlal slnci Wodnosday, chargod with burnlng 1 barn of Jool Sholton last October, wa to-day acqulttod. Wllllam Poteat, fo housebroaklng, was also acqulttod. "77" Humphreys' Scventy Soven Curcs Grip and COLDS "Sovonty-seven" ls no better tha any of the othor thlrty-flve Speciflc prepivred by Dr. Humphreya; for Wc men's and Chlldren's Diaoasea, fo Dyspepsla, Indlgostlon and Wea Storaach, for Hoadache, Stck Head acho and Vortlgo, for Rhoumatlsr and Lumbago, for Bladder and Kld ney Troublos, for Malariti, Chllla an Fever. Vou have tricd "Sovonty-soven, uow try some of tho olhors., Boo freo. At llrusBlsts. 55 I'onts eaoli, ur inailotl. lIumphroyB' Homeo. Mortlolno Co.,. Coi .Wllllam und John Btroots. Ne% Jork? A VETERAN OF THE SPAWISH WAR Expresses His Oreat Faith In Pe=ru=na. I'c-rii-nn Is n Tonlc Kspcclnlly Adnpt rd to tho I'rcvcntioii nnd Ftyllef of All Catnrrlinl Alltnonts Dllc to Iho Vlclssltitdcs of f.'llinnlc nnd MxpoHlirc lOvptsi'l cilccd by iin; Soldlor. An Old Soldler's I'rniso. Mr. P. U. Cox, Alvls, Pn., wrltcs: "I wa? taken wlth liemorrhngcs of tho stomach, nnd had from one to throe a I year. i "Tho doctors sald my stomach cotild I not bo curcd, nnd It was only n queatlon of how soon one of these spi'lls would kell mc, nnd I w?s given up several tlmes, as they hatl no liopc for me. ' "I finally wrote to ynt^ and you sald | If It was not a cnncer or a tumor, Peruna j would curo me. I "I commeneed tnklng Peruna rlght awny, and havo never hnd one of those spells slnce. "I am an old soldicr, one of Phll Sheri dnn's Rough Rldors, nnd pretty nearly played out now, but I havo a pretty good stomach agaln." Assistnnt Wnr Correspondont ncroni incmls I'c-ru-nii. Mr. H. B. Manlcy, Assistnnt War Cor respondent during the wnr ln Chlna, f>8 Spark St., care A. G. Plttaway, Ottawa, Can., wrltcs: "When a man travcls in cxtremely hot or cold cllmates ho reallzes how valuablo a frlend he hns If he carrles a bottle of Peruna. "I know of no artlcle In my travellng outllt whlch I havo lcarncd to pralse highcr. "If you aro sufforing wlth tlie extremo heat, Peruna restorea you, or lf you are allllcted wlth a cold, la grippo or bron chltis, Peruna restores you In a short tlme. "Or If you suffer wlth slcoplessness, or lf your nppetlte ls poor, agaln Peruna acts as a good, true frlend, and Is tho tonlo needed. "I havo trled lt for months, nnd am only too glad to acknowledgo lt as a true, loyal standby ln tlmes of trouble. I do not hcsltate to recommend lt to all." T. T. Markland, a well known buslness man of Clnclnnatl, O., address R. R. >To. 1, Mt. Washington, Ohlo, writcs: "I flnd that ln my caae Peruna Is a flesh bullder. I Able to Work at the Age of Seventy Three Year*. am now at work every day_ and have golned ten pounds. I took your Peruna according to dlrections, and the rcsult was more than I expected. 1 took no other mcdlclne but Peruna, and lt accomplished all. You told mo ln your flrst lotter that you thought Peruna would curo me, and lt has. I am 73 years old, and can attend to my buslness as usual." TRY TO STAWIPEDE CROWDED THEATRE Dixon's "Clansman" "Was on the Boards at Harrisonburg?Wircs Cut and Alanns Turncd In. PLAY GOES ON BY LAMPL1GHT All of House Except Stage Was in Total Darkncss?Gool Hcads Prcvent Panic. [Speclal to Tho Times-Dlspatch.] HARRISONBURG. VA., April 20.?Dur? ing the renditlon of Thomoa Dlxon's play, "The Clanaman," ln Assembly Hall here last nlght, a diabolical attempt was mado to stampede the largo audlonco present by crlppllng the elcctrlc light system and turnlng ln flre alarms. Tho thoatro was crowded to seo the play, many havlng come forty and flfty mllos. Just before the flrst ect closed tho entlre house was plunged lnto darkness, aa well as the rest of the town. An investigatlon by the suporlntendent of the piant developed the fact that ono of the tranamlsslon wlros whlch carxy the curront from tho piant on tho Shenandoah Rlver, twenty inllea east of Harrisonburg, to the substatlon hero had been cut. There was no doubt but that tho wire had been dollberatoly cut by some porsons who was an experlenced electrician. Strlps had been nnlled to the polo to enablo the miscrennt to cllmb It, and tho wlre was cut noar the cross arm. The damage wna not ropalrod untll early ln tho morning, but the play pro ceded, korosono lampa belng uscd to fur nlBh light for the aotora on the staga. The rest of the theatro was ln darkness, but fortunately cooier heads among the audlonce, wlilch numborod nearly a thoua and people, proveuted a panlc. Soon aftet the Ughta went out flro nlarms were turnod in, one rlght after tho other, tti outlylng sectlons of the town. Investi? gatlon proved .tho alarms to bo false, anti a goneral alarm waa not sounded. Tht town authorltles are conductlng an In? vestigatlon to "dlscovor tho ldontity ol the man who cut tho transnilsslon wires A telephono wlre was also cut, prcsum ably by tho samo man, ln tho hopo oi cuttlng off communlcatlon botwoen tlu power piant and tho substatlon, but thc wrong llno was sevorod. Thousands ol dollars' worth of maohinery would have boon ruined lf word cottld not havo boet gotton to tho pow'or piant for tho met on duty thero to cut off tho current. I-? PECULIAR SITUATION. Mr. L. C. Gordon Warned Not tc Discuss Politics. I Speclal to The Tlmos-DlBpatoli.l MORRISVILDE, VA., April 20.?The ln torost of tho gonoral publlo has been ver; much Increased in tho colebratlon of "An nlvorsary Day" by tho Odd Foliowa thn year on tho 2t!th over a mlsundorstund Ing among the Odd Fellows themsolves Friends of 1*. C. Gordon, Jr., of Loulsi county, one of tho congresslonal oandl dules, among tho Odd Follows invltei him to spoak In Morrlsvlllo on April 20th and notlcos wero posted annotinolng tha ho would address the votors that day. Tho socretary of tho Odd Follows, afto consultlng some of the mombers and usltif tho lodgo statlonory, wrote to Mr. Gordon advlslng him that lt would ho hlghly Inv propor ln him to make a nolltleul itddscHi ln Morrlsvlllo on that duy, Mr, Qordoi COL. ARTHUR L. HAIV!ILTOi\. Gallant Porto Rican Soldier Gives Praise to Pe-ru-na. Col. Arthur L. Hamllton, of the Scvcnth Ohlo Volunteers, wrlte.q from 259 Goodale St., Columbus, O., ns follows: "Besidcs havlng thc merits of I'eninn fully dcmonstratcd in my family, I luivc a number of friends who have tukon it, for cntarrh aml stomnch trouhle, and all unite in prnlsing it. As a remedy for cntarrh, I ean fully rccommend it." In a laler letter to Dr. llarttnnn, Col. Hamllton wrlt>>s: "My coiumnnd used your Po'runa during our aervlco iu the Hpanlsh- . Amerlean War, and 1 will say tlils, that if tho Wn'r Dcpartment rccords are consulted, it will be found thnt thc casualtics in my reglmciit were less tlinn In any other regiment of tho Army Corps whlle at Ounps Alger, Mende and Bushnell. The total dcatlis iu my regiment during tlie seven months' scrvlco were scven out of n total number of 1,400. I, of course, eannot help but Ihink thnt Pcruna certainly wns a grent bencflt to my coinmand." In a recent letter Col. Hamllton says: "l have used I'eruna myself and iu my family for tho last scvon years. I havo nlrendy wrltten you about the gootl results I e.vpcricnccd with yotir remedy during the SptmLsh-Amerlcan War.'' In old ago the mucotis membranes be come thlckened at)d partly loso thelr function. This leads to partlal loss of hearlng, Binell and tnste, as well ns digestlvo dis turbances. Peruna correct? all this by lts oiTiolont operatlon on all the mucous membranes of tho body. One bottle wlll convince auj" one. Onco used and Peruna becotnes a Ufe-Iong standby with old and young. Pe-ru-na Contains Xo Xareotics. One reason why Peruna hns found per manent uso in so many homes Is that It contains no narcotlc of any kind. sent the secrotary's lettor to his friends, asklng for their advico ln the matter. Then tho storm broko, whlch has raged ever slnco between tho friends of Mr. Gordon and thoso who feared polltics was bolng Introduced Into tho order. The publlc took notlce, and a largo crowd is anticlpated to seo whother Mr. Gordon wlll bo present or not. E. B. Carlln, of Alexandrla. will nlso address tho Odd Fellows and thelr guests on tho 2fith, and It ls undorstood that T. C. Pllchor, Judgo Nicol and J. F. Ryan havo been asked by friends to bo ln Morrlsvlllo on that day. Growing Blacker. VANCOUVER, B. C, Aprll 20.?A spe? clal from Fernlo, B. C, says: "The coal mlno strlko sltuatlon is growing blacker and all hopes aro centrod on a conforenco to be held on Aprll 2Sd. Tho number of men nffected by tho strlko and engagod iu other trades and industrles dependent upon the lm medlato supply of coal ls conserva tlvely estlmaUed by a /nlue oflleor at 15,000, Inoliidlng smelter mon, sup? ply men, miners and traln crews." OBITUARY. Miss Josephine C. Stiles. Miss Josophine C. Stiles dled at Ros well, N. C, Aprll 18th. Tho funeral wll tako place from tho moituary chapel al Hollywood Cemotery at 5 o'clock thh afternoon. Miss Barbara Y. Wallace. Mlss Barbara Y. Wallace dled yester? day after a long illness at tho Baptisl Homo for Aged Women. Sho was thc daughter of tho lato Wllllam Wallace of this clty. Tho funeral services wll take place at the Homo at 4:30 P. M to-morrow, Infant Dead. James 1. Hyan, Jr., Infant son of Jam'e! I, and AgneH Connolly Ryan. dled nt th? resldenco of his parents, No. 1500 1-2 Eas T.elgh Street, late last nlght, aged thre< years nnd slx months. Tho funeral ar rnngemonts have not yot beon made. Funeral of Mrs. Kersey. The funeral of Mrs. Anna Augusta Ker sey, wlfe of Mr. James Q. Kersey, tool place from tho resldenco, No. 312 Nortl Twonty-seventh Street, Thursday after noon at 4:30 o'clock, conductod by ho pastor, Rov. W. R. Proctor. lntormori was mailo ln Hollywood. Tho pall-bear ers were: Actlve?Messrs. G. II. Bates, E. -S Clarke, K. C. Davls, W. R. Farrell, Jr. W. H. Gordon, H. G. Proctor, C. K. Tal man and W. IT. Shelton. H'onorary?Messrs. J. T. Allon, F. '1' Bates, Sr., II, W. Cottioll, O. 12. Hughes H. W. Rountroo, W. A. Shoiton, U. Si I'. Smlth and R. S. M. Valentino. Mrs. Kersey is survlvod by her hiis band, Mr. Jamou Q. Kersey; three daugh ters?Mrs. F. T. Bntos, Jr., Mlssos Aii gusta D. nnd Jeunlo Juno Korsey?an, ono son, Wllllam E. Kersey. Funeral of Mr. Hannon. The funoral of Mr. James Hannon wll tako plaeo from St. Patrldk's Catholl Church this nftenioon at I o'clock. Mi Hannon was well known among clty otll clnls nnd others through his long em ploymont at tlio Clty llall. Mrs. Thomas Edmunds. FARMVIIjIjE, VA., April 30.?Mr* Thomas Edmunds, formorly Mlss Anm Ilurd, of this place, dled at an onirlj hour this mornlng ln tho homo of he fnthor, Mr. Albert R. Ilurd. Sho ha, been 111 for somo woolcs. Mrs. Mary J. Cowherd. HORDONSVlLIiE, VA., Aprll 20.?Mrs Mary J. Cowherd, wldow ot Dr. Colb: Cowhord, dled this afternoon, ago, eighty-threo years. Sho wns ppaslhj: ono of tho best known ladles ln thi vicinity, havlng beon born und roare ln Orango county, Sho was tho only daughter or th lato John Cowherd, nnd marrled he cousln, Tho Cowhord family at on tlmo woi'o tho lurgoat lantl-ownors lt Orange county, sho waa ono of th Peruna ha.s no bad effect upon the sys tem, nnd gradually ellmnates cntarrh by removing the causo of thc catarrh. Alniost Xcrvous ProstrnUon. Rev. A. M. Smith, Hahlra, Go., wrltcs: '?For the pnst two or throo yoars I have been troubled with nervousnoss, at timea resulting in nlmost nervous prostration. Recently I have had very sevcre attacks, and was Induccd by a friend to try Pe-. rtina. This I havo done with more tlmn ? Hiitisfnctory rcsults, and conslder Peruna the best medlclne on tho market for whut it ls rncoinmended. ? "To all who suffor with nervousness in any forni I would say, 'L'se Peruna.' " oldest members of Gordonsvlllo Bap? tist Church. She leaves three chil? dren?John W. Cowherd, of West Vir? ginia; Professor Colby Cowherd and Mrs. George McEIroy. Slio will bo burled at old Cowherd burying-ground, at Oak Hfn. Miss Addie Deaner. EUREICA MIDLS, VA.. April 20.? Misa Addie Deaner dlcd yosterdny at tho homo of her fathor, Mr. W. H. Deaner. after a protracted Ulness ot rheumatlsm. The interment was at Uethol Baptist Church to-day, at 2 o'clock. Miss Deaner was thirty-flvu years of ago, and a slstcr of Mrs. Thomas A. Fostcr, of this place. George W. Shafer. [Speclal t" The Tlines-Dlspuleli.] AX.EXANDRIA, VA., April 20.?Geo, W. Schafer, sixty-ono years of age, piossongor of tlio Board of Aldermen, .dled this morning at the Aluxandrla Hospltal, after a brlcf illness. Several children survive him. Harry B. Risedorph. [Speclal to The Tlmoa-Dlspatch.] NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. April '20.? Harry B. Hfsedorph, formerly ot Al bany, Is*. Y., an nttacho of the ordnance department at Fort Monroe, dled sud denly at his homo last nlght. He was forty-three years old, and ia aurvlved by a wldow. The body was shtpped to Albany to-day for Interment. DEATHS. MANAHAN.?Died, April 19th, 1907, at 10 A. M., H. G. MANAHAX; aged slx ty-seven yoars. Funeral from Flrst Preshytcrlan Church. Manchester, SUNDAY, April 21st, 1 P. M. RYAN.?Died, at his parcnts' resldence, BOO 1-2 East Leigh Street, at 11:45 P. M? JAMES I., son of Jamos I. nnd Agnes Connolly Ryan; aged three years nnd six months. Funeral nottce later. STIiJES.?Entered lnto rest at Uoswell, Ga.. April ISth, Miss JOSEPH1NE C. STH.ES. Funeral from Mortuary Chapel, llollywood, at 5 o'clock THIS AF? TERNOON. WAL.DACE.?Died, after n. long and piilnt'ul illness. at the Baptist Homo for Aged "Women. BARBARA Y. WALDACE, daughter of tho lnto Wil? llam Wallaco, of thls clty. Funeral aorvlco at the Home, 4:30 P. M? MONDAY, 22d lnstant. WADLER.?Dled. in Oxford. N. C, April 2o, 1907. GEORGE C. YVA f.LER. aged thlrty-four years, son of Mr. anti Mrs. T ,1. Waller. 1116 Revcrly Street. Tho funeral will tako placo at T.aurel Streot Mothodlst Church MON? DAY AFTERNOON nt :i o'clock. The hurlal will be ln Onkwood. Friends and acqualntancos aro invltcd to nt tend. WALljRR.?Dled. nt Oxford. N. C. April 20th, GEORGE ('. WAI.I.ER, son ot Mr. and Mrs. T. .1. Waller. Funeral notlce later. IN MEMORIAM. Iu lovlng romombiuneo of Mrs. W. C, WINN, died April 17, l'JOl, slx long years ago: Oli, Mama, thy gentle volco is lmshed, Tliy warm, truo lieart ls stlll, And on thy palo and peacoful faco ls resttng denth's cold chlll, Thy luttuls are clnspod upon thy brenst; We. have klssed thy marblo brow, . And in our aehlng hearts wo know Wo havo no Mama now. Weep not tlmt her tolls aro ovec. Woep not tlmt hor raco ls won; God grant wo may rest ns calmly When our work. llko hors, la done. Tlll then wo yiold with glndnoaa Our loved ono to Him to kcop, And rejolce ln tlio sweet nssuranca Ho glVMth His bolovod aleep. Ciono but not forgotten. ller Devoted Daughter, FANNYE U. W1NN.