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DAII A'?WBI3KLY?SUN DA'.", ?t?!ne?* Offlco .?? 13. Maln Stroot. ,W??hlngt<in Iluroau. 302-7 Munsey Xluil.llng. ?*ftncheslcr Bureau.lloa Hull Stroet. I?rtcr?l>urg Bureau.10 N. Bycnmoro St. 1 LpBchburg lluroau.215 Elghth St. BT MAIL. Ono Sl? Throo Ono POSTAUI3 I'AID. Yoar. Mos. Mos. Mo ,CaHy wlth Sundny.. .1000 13.00 *1.60 .66 Dally wlthout sunday 1.00 2.00 1.00 .35 Bunday edltlon only.. 2.00 1.00 .60 .26 Woekly iWodnesdny) 1.00 X' -26 ... By Tlmrs-Dlepatch Carrler Dellvery Sor tlco In Rlchmond (and euburbs). Manclios iter, and Fotoraburg? One %Vo^":. 3no Yoar. Dally wlth Sunday.11 conts J6.50 Dally wlthout Sunday.. .10 ccnts 4.60 flunday only . 6 cents 2.30 (Tearly subscrlptlons pnjnbla In ndvnnce.) Entorcd. Jnn.inry 27, 1003, at nichmond. V?.. ns socond-class mnltcr. under act of Congress of March 3, 1870. HOW TO CALL TIMES-DISFATCH. Persons wlshlng to communicnto wlth Tho Tlmos-Dlspntch by telcphone wlil ask cori tral for "4041." and on being answerod from tho offlco switchboarfl, wlil Indlcato tho department or person Wlth whom they wish to speak. Whon calllng between G A. M. nnd 0 A. M. call to central offlco dlrect for 4041, composlng-room; 4012, buslness ofllco; 4043, for malllng and pross rooms. _ WEDNESDAY, 'MAY 1, 1007. ,.|f I can stop one henrt from breaklng, I shall' not live in valn. lf I can ease one llfe thc nching, Or cool one paln, *Or help one falntlng rp'jln Unto hls ncst again, il shall not llve In valn. ?Emlly Dickinson, r= Save the Primary. Tho resolutlon offered In tho menl fing of tho Clty Democratlc Commlt j toe on Monday night, that no prlmary J hc held for thc nomination nf eandl t-datea for tho Ixiglslature, and the sub , fequent proposal of Mr. XV. A. Evana hthat the peonlo ho allowed to voto ln rtho Juno election on tho questlon of , abolishlng clty primarles. indlcato a ftiangcrouH movement ln this commun Lity, nnd it ls a movement that should , he fought from the stnrt. The pri i mary Is our safeguard. Tho candl? dates must announco themselves woll t"ln advance, and tho canvass ls hedged [about with tho protection of party (? rcgulatlons. It is imposslblo for nny ;. ciiquo or factlon to take snap judg I ment on tho voters or tn play thom | sllck trlcks. AVo havo given the pri ' mary a thorough test ln this city, and lt has served us well, barrlng an oc ?caMonal dolinquency on tho part of i election judges. Why should wo aban don il? XVo daro not do so. Throw down tho hars an.l havo a free-for-all ' ftght In our municipal contests, and as sure as fatc the city will suffer for it. Thoro will ho kuuks and dark horses, and tho gang will get In tholr work. Wo nppoal to all who aro Interested in good government, and wo put thom on warning. Savo tho prlmary. Flght tho movement that is making agalnst lt. Tho welfaro of the. city domands it. Thc Davis Centennial. Wo havo a kind letter from Mrs. W. J. Bohan, president of thc Jefferson Davis Memorial Assoclatlon of New Orleans, ln whlch sho speaks in com plimentary. terms of an edltorlal urtl cle recently appearlng ln theso col umns on Preaident Davis, Mrs. Behan says that next year the association of whlch sho ls president will begln actlve. work towards rais? ing funds for cs"nlonumont to Prosidont Davis, to cost $30,000, and tho asso? ciation desircs thu press of tho South to keep the subject boforo tho people. She also calls onr attentlon to tho fact that tho New Orleans association, on February XSth last, adopted a, resolu? tlon lnviting tho wholo South to unite In celebrating thc ono-hundredth an? niversary of tho blrth of Mr. Davis on Juno 3, 100S. The resolution was as ? follows: "Resolved, That it is tho sonso of this association that tho 3d day of June, I90S.~ be colebrated in tho clty of New Orleans, thc Stato of Loulslana, and tho late Confederate States, by ap propriato ccremonleB under the au? splces of this association, and that nll organi/.atlnns who cherlsh the menio rics of tho Confederato causo bo in? vited to tako part and nsslst in this celebration, and that all good women i of tliis Statu whose sympathlea aro i wlth lhe objects of this association bo requestod to apply for membership," Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch Ia glad to know that the Jefferson Davls centennial < celebration has already boon put ln niption. Wo commend tho Now Or ; lcana association, and hope that th> movement will he formally approved hy the Unlted Confedorate Veterans the Bichmond Rounion. Revolt Against Bryan. When Mr. Willlam J. Bryan nrrlvel from his trip abroad, a large number of Democrats from all parts of the country met hlm In New York, heard a rlnh'lnK s!"-> ch from his llps, and then norninated hlm for the presli idency. Th.. "nomlnatlon" nrpved by prena and peoph peared that tho r< gular ci 1U0S would bo a meri form of ratlflcatlon meeting. I were afterward heard Iu r. and now that Mr. Bryan for the Inltlatlve and reti r. Democratlc newspapors u revolt. ?'Wo do not lind one newspaper or indlvldual of tha ? Democratlc falth," says the IiOtinoke Tlmes, 'ilndoi. I -, Mr, Bryan's latust polltical fad; anu slnce he has avowed hls intetitlon lo scourge from the party temple every Deinocrat who docllnou to indorse his vlews upon ^thls futish, It is evldent he will BOQIl have to get busy In ordor to tfet tl..uuu;li tliu job befort; tUc IHufct ip* of the Democratic Natlonal Con? dition." Thlsls basod nn tho saying of Kdl ir Wntterson that Mr. Brynn "has Irendy drlven a good mnny thousand Ut of the party; hns drlven tho power f tlie Democracy qut of thc North, mi has drlven tho Democratic lnnjorlly iit of Congross." Thc Roanoke World, In tho unmo nnnortlnn, says: "That" (tho lnltlativo and referou uni) "Is not Democratic doctrlno ln ny senso. Tho pnrty has twlco stth lltted to Mr. Bryan's dictatlon of Us latform, nnd ench time lt went down :i defeat. rcrtnlnly the tlmo has como rhen he should cense hls dictatlon, nd nt least glve the party the hlgh rivllege ot framlng Its own platform. Vhon thnt Is done. lf Mr. Brynn does iot llke It ho ran refttsn to he put ipon It. nnd thht would really he thc ninly thlng fnr hlm to do." But more notahle than all ls the ro .?dt of tho Virglnla Citizen, which Is dited hy McDonald Lee, nn.l which ins nlwnys been rerkoncd nmong the talwarts. Spenklng of Mr. Bryant atost fad, lt says: "II.. hns undoubtedly put hlmself leyond the pale of a possiblo presl lency. He?or rather polltlelans who re afraid tn speak fnr themselves? nay force Willlam J. Bryan upon Dem icracy as a nnmlnee, hut in such event mlh ho nnd our party are dead ducks, latlnnally. "We belleve the time tn be drawlng lear (when Democrats should beglnl n eentre upnn worthy and avallahle non, and fnr our part wo are wllllng o'-abldo the decision of tho best nilnds n our rnnks. Let us start the ball, ind put up men thnt nro men, even lf >ur personal proferoncos aro to bo enncked down: let them be of Mr. Bryan's llking If he will like them. but f nnt, then get outsldo hls camp. *'We proposc here and now as our :ickot Folk and Chanler?Folk. of Missouri. nnd Chnnler, Dleutenant "lovernnr of New York. Cnnvlnco us if a cleanor or stronger ticket, nnd wo tvill be for that one." Thls may not ho fnlrly exprosslvo nf general sentiment, hut lt ls tho voice if a very large numbor of Democrat:*, tvho belleve that whllo Mr. Bryan ls u ?rond and brilliant man, he ls a very unsafo leader. The Governors Heard From. Somobody has asked what beenmo of tho Governors who attended the opening ceremonies of the Jamestown Exposition, Tho lintimation is that they wero so completely overshadowed by the President of the United States that they attracted llttle attentlon. But tho Governors wero in evidence, aud _overnor Kollln Woodruff, of Connec? ticut, relates a pleasing and slgnill cant Incident concernlng them. Hc/ says that ho was talking with Govor? nor lleywnrd, of South Carolina, when _overnor Glenn, of North Carolina, camo along. To his surpriso, he learned that theso two distingulshcd mcn had not mot. Seeing a tlmely op? portunlty to bring them together, ho sald: "Govornor Glonn, l want you to meet the Governor of South Carolina." Upon Governor Glenn's smiling ac (?uiescence, ho turned to tho othor nnd said: "Governor Heyward, I want to mako you acqualnted wlth tho Gover? nor of North Carolina." "Tho high admlrals of two adjolnlng ships of stato shook hands wlth truo .Southern cordlallty," contlnues Gov? ernor Woodruff. "I was surprised, and l guess I looked it. Thero was tho Governor of South Carolina and tho Governor of North Carolina, hut whero, oh, where was tho usual greetlng? 1 coughed, Ildgeted uneaslly, and then said: **'I expected tho usual salutation when tho Governor' " 'To bo sure,* broko ln Govornor Glenn, 'I should llke to obllge you, but I am a prohlbitlonlst and a tee totaler.' " 'And I, too, would bo dceply hon ored to livo up to traditlon,' sald Gov? ernor ileyward, bowing docply. "but L like my brotlier Governor, nm a pro hibltlonlst nnd a teetotaler."* lt is slgnlflcanv, wo repeat, that the Governor of North Carolina should say to the Governor of South Carolina, "I anv a prohlbitlonlst and a teetotaler," nnd that the Governor of South Caro? lina should reply ln tho samo words. It denotes a wondrous chango, and a famous traditlon is rotirod. Iloroaftcr when ono gentleman asks of another, "What was it tho Govornor of Nortn Carolina sald to tho Governor of South Carolina?" the reply wlll be, "I'm a prohlbitlonlst and a teetotaler." So? rlously, it denotes a wondrous growth in temporaneo .sentiment throughout thc South. And it may ho added that one of th.. prominent candidates for the guhornatorlal nomlnatlon ln Vir? ginia during the last campalgn, nnd who will he u candldato next time, is also a prohlbitlonlst and a teetotaler. The Bucket-Shop. ln dlscusslng the buckot-shop yos terday, wc- mlght have explalned fur? ther that while tlu* person who con? ducts such an establlshment may do? llver stoelc alleged ti. havo been pur. chased, the faet ls lhat he does not mako thu purchase untll the demand is made. When the order to buy |s given, instQad of pUrchastng tho stuck he simply "buckets" tho order?that is te. say, h.- records it and awalts the further order of the customor. If tho stock goes up and the customor "sells" the broker roturns tho "margin" which t!:.- customer has put up. together wlth u sum CQUUl to tln* dlfi'ereni'e between the buylng and selling prlce of tho stnek named, mlnus brokerage, Inter? est and tax. lf the stock goes down, aud thc customer "sells," thc broker pocketa the sum whlcli ihe customer has lost, together wlth charges as ove. Hut the trausactlon is purely tltlous. There ls no actual buying Brdllng in Olther case Anu tho lu n st charges, otc., nre also ti.'tltlous. tlu- customer should demand a do I'ory ot tho stock ho was sttppoaed purchase, tlu. broker would thon r.e to j.-,, on the markot and buy it. ?y-i aunU c-munas uru rurcly. mudti In a btiokot-Hhop. Persons who buy itocka deal wlth a rogttlar brnker nnd not wlth a buoket-.ihop mnnlpulator. Tho followlng llltistratlon will sorve to show thn dllTornnco botween a rogu lar transnotlon and a htickot-shop deal. A man gonn to a renl osfato doalor antl orders hlm to purchaso for hla no count a cortaln lot of land on tho usual torms. Tho purchasn ls mndo and the bttyer pays ono-thlrd cash nnd gives hls hntoa for tho balanco, socttrod by n mortgage. on the property. That Is a togltlmato transactlon, although tho buyor may not havo money enough to pay tho balanco due, and although he btiya wlth tho intontlon of selling bo? fore hls notes maturo? although he buys mor?ly for speculatlou, lf you please. Hut supposo ho should go to tho renl estato dealer and glve a flctltloua or? der to purchnao a lot, at tho samo tlmo deposlting a few hundred dollars wlth tho dealer. The order ls not intonded to be exocuted and ls not oxocutcd, Thero is no actual purchaso of tho lot? only a pretcnse. By nnd by tho price of tho lot ndvnnros and the purchaser "sella" and pockota hls protit; or tho price of the lot goos down and ho "sella" and pockets hls loss. It ls n gamble, pure and slmple, and a so called real estate concern whlch ahottld undertako to carry on such a buslness would not bo tolorated. Why then should the buckot-ahop, whlch carrlcs on tho samo sort of operatlon in stocks, be tolorated? The Tlmes-Dlspatch of Sunday Is au thorlty for the statement that extor tlon In superlatlvo degree Is belng prac tlced towards the ofllcers charged wlth aupplylng tho foreign ships of tho vls? ltlng ileet. Ono dollnr per gallon for milk ls Instanced ns nn pxamplo of tho Vlrglnia hospitality shown towards thoso representatlves of frlendly na? tions which, wlthout nny commerclai Interest whatever, have sent tholr squadrons thousands of mlles to do honor to tho Unlted Stntes governmont and lts oldest Commonwealth. Tho same correspondent notes thnt the sit? uation has been brought to the ntten tlon of the exposltlon's board of gov? ernors and that Chairman Johnson has promlsed prompt measures to restraln thls unseomly and sutcldal greed. No more Important subject could engago tbe attentlon of the board. A naval ofllcer of hlgh rank ln the service of a great European power said on Satur? day that unless provlslons could bo obtained nt reasonable prices, and proper wharfago facllltlos be furnished, tho vlsltlng ships would not remain in Hampton Ronds.?Norfolk Vlrginian I'llot. Tho Jamestown ISxpositlon Is design cd to advertlso Virginia. But If cx orbltant charges are to be mado, lf visitors aro to bo held up and gouged by tho hotels, boardlng-houses and all institutions and persons they aro com? pelled to patronlze, thn exposltion will do us moro harm than good. The Winchester Star, of whlch llon. R. E. Byrd ls edltor, has Just installcd a now duplox perfeptlng pross and Is printed ln slx-pago form. The appear anco of the papor Ia greatly Improvod, and Winchester has reason to bo proud of Ita brlght and particular Star. Tho Star Is a. favorlte wlth Tho Times Dispatch, and we ..offer our congratula tlons nnd bost wishos. A Kansas Clty paper men tlons Jlm mie Garlleld aa a "compromise" presl? dentlal candidate. Doubtless Missouri foels hi8torlcally qualilled as an au thorlty on compromlses. "There Is nono bottor than tho gen? uine Rhodo Island girl," declares tho Pawtucket Gazettc. Genuine? Why ln tho world should there be nny Imlta? tlon Rhodo Island glrls? It ls becomlng evident that tho next platforms will have to contaln somo defl nlto expressions regardlng tho unwrltten law. If tho proposcd Society of ox-Panama ISnglnoors is ever organized, wo sug gest as an appropriato club song, "Wo Won't Oo Homo Untll Morning." The rural letter carriers aro to get a substantlal ralso on July lst next. InsisL on their bringlng you moro mail after that. Tho assertion that 7,430,000 women In the Unlted States play brldgo every day somehow suggosts an articlo on the unllt lamp and tho undarnod sock. Outside the ofllce of the Houston (Tex.) Post_ American strawberries contlnuo to bo quoted at way nbovo par. Senator Dopow assertg that ho favors' giving the vote to women. They're on, too Senntor. Toxas's pouch crop is now reported killed, Georgla not being tlie only llvo Stnte ln tho Unlon. Mrs. Taft says tliat sho does not want William to be President. Nelthor do Mesdainos Falrbanks und Foraker, An Indlana mnn waa killed on his way to a railroad wreck, Preventlon occa slonally has tho samo effect ns tho curo. Tho king of the Black Hand, having now been caught, mlght as well bo thrown into tho dlscard. What klnd of doal gives a Black Hand, Mr. Prosidont? Yolennoos Stromboll nnd Stead stlll erupt. However, two Senators like Aldrlch would crowd Rhode Island some. Cartographera will stand ready to paint in Oyster Bay on June 12th next. Mnybe the Thaw trial went to the. head of Aprll's Lndy, Who's to bo .Queen of tho May, mothor'.' Be nelther u whangdoodlor nor a mollycoddle, May. i -? Abshitlui's sccret onco belonued t.. a Freneh chomlst. Ho seld it 0. a dlstlPer for tl'' Tho dlMlller sold it for JBO.OuO, lt ts new nol worlh lu original $7... hav? lng l.altod out. For Infauts and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought bears-the sjff SjJT/f^J:' aawMmmmmxMJnv*** SHIRTS QIVE 8ATISFACTI0N AND LONQ WEAR. ASK FOR CLUETT SHIRT9 AND LOOK FOR CLUETT LABEL IN8IDE THE YOKE. WHITE AND FANCY FADRICS. CLUETT, PEABODY & CO. MAMEWB OF ARR0W COLLARS. Rhymes for To-Day. The Near-May Queen. TWrlttcn yostro'en, when t'.-.n weather man conjocturcd rain fnr to-dny. Should ho chnngo hls mlnd during thc nlght scason, wo dls clnim all responsihlllty for the scn tlmonts herelnnftor oxprossod.] IF YOU wake, don't call mo early? let mo slocp, O mother dear! For It's liko to he thc wcttCBt day of all the wot New Yenr, Of all tho dnriksomo New Year, the dankest, ddnkcsl day, And how would 1 look gnloshed, mnther, goloshe-d ns Queen of tho Mny? For I was Queen of tho May, mnther? the glrls elected mc? Though what n Mny-Queen ls. It's truo, I hnven't the hast tdee? But nnywny I wns It. mother, and thoiico thls mad regret, For my mnussellno dress ls a denr. but I dassen't gn out ln the wot. They say that aprlnk has came. mnther, bllt Wll.'lfS the ceclels? O Lawk! With clnuds and rnln and colds and thlngs?O wliat'a the use to talk? Now every day's a showery one, and suro to-morrow-ll be, And Queening tho May In tho storm. mother?woll, nlxie! Not for me! So let me sleop late. mother: keep my breakfast on thc hob? I nm sure it wlll be drlzzling: let thc Vice-Quoen hav,, the Job? Or here's a thought. dear mother, at which my hope rcbounds: Mayhap they'll liavo t.i put lt oft bo catiso of wet, wot grounds. 11. S. IT. MEIlEIiY JOKING. A Nciv Dcpnrtiire. "Tho office boy wants- tc cot oft thls af? ternoon. Says hls gran.lmothor-" "Is dead, hey?" ".N'o; ls wllllng."?Washington Herald. Probably So. Wlgg: "Hardup is trying to wln Mlss Gotrnx for all he'a worth.'' Wngg: "I ftuesa you nican for all sho's worth."?-Phlladeliihia Itecord. ~ Thc Dilliciilty. "Really," sald Mrs. Starvem's crony. "rm Biirprisud to hear you say you're having troublo to got vour money out of Mr. Stnr board. Ho always buastcd that hti pald ns he went." "Yes," complalnod Mrs. Starvom, "t.ut I can't get-hlm to go."?PhllaWilphla 1'ress. A Dlg. "You'vo heard hor, you say 7" remarked Mr. Dublfly. "Ah! Sho certalnly has tho glft of song." "Well, I hope- that's what It Is," r.-plied Mlss Knox. "I should hatu to thlnk sho pald anythlng for lt."?phlladelphia Press*. l'reclKc'y. "What do you thlnk of this theory of Ilv? lng out of doors?" "lt ull depends on whethor you loavo tho houso voluntarlly or aro put out."?Detrolt Freo Prcss. Sndly Merccuary, "Why nre you so cagor for famo?" ask? ed the ldcnllst, "Because," answercd tho actlvo man, "I need it ln my liuslness. Famo nowadays ls merely a Bynonym for successful advertis? ing."?Washington Star. POINTS I'lttlM PAHAGRAPIIEUS. AFEW frills and furbelows are yet to bo tacked mi, otherwlso the Jamestown frock Is voted rather becoming.? Washington Herald. * * * Tho fruit crop has been killed so early thls year that there may bo time to grow another Just as good.?Phlladelphia Jn HUlror. v * 4 Tho end-soat hog always comes out of his Inir on schedule tlmo, whether tho grouad hog does or not.?Washington Herald. * * * The dlscovery of a platlnum mtno at rennshurg, Pa., promlses to prove as great a bonanza as tho building of tho Pennsylvanla Capltol,?Loulsvllle Courler-Journal . Tho news that Blackwell's lsland Bridge wlll cost somo $8,000,000 moro than esti? mated ralses tho quostlon whether polltl clans havo englnoorod thu bridge or engi irs have polltlclancd It.?Xow York Trl bune. * ? ? Tho chances are thnt beforo tho Taft Forakcr scrlnunage Is over the namo wlll be changed to tho Blackoyo State.?-Louls? vllle Courler-Journal. COMMEXT OF mtGlXI.t RDITOUS. Scurchlng (tucstlous. Tho man who can swallow Hoarst and gags at Bryan certalnly owos un apology to his own Btonmch,?Blackstono Courler, Softly, esteemed contemporary, sofily! If you eannot stomach tho devll hlmself how can you drink hls broth? Hnvo you 1'.^* gotteu that Mr. Brynn. your poerless one, Indorsecl Mr. Hcarst as tho Doniocratlc gti bornatorlnl uomlneo ln Xow York, und offor? od to canvass the Stato Cor hlm??Peters? burg Index-Appeal. Adoption ol' Two-Cent Kiile. Tbe Vlrglnln people aro to be congratu lated upeeu the pussenger rnte flndlngs of th.* Corporatlon Commlsslon. At no tlmo, we iblnk, hus the publle en tortained dliposltlon to deal unl'alrly wlth rnilway Interes'ts, Gonoral recognltlon has been aceonl.-d lhe supremu value of tluso ngencles ln lhe industrial economy of tbe State?and n genernl desire hus prevalled that naught bc done to prlpple their eifieacy, (.-lllll the splrlt of ontorpriso, or rotai'd io any way their fullest development. .. Ilb lOglslatlou upon our stiuulo books unjust nnd humporlng to tlio operation uud con Btructlon ot* railroads, Virglnla as a Com 1111-. uHl iu llfe than th. ?ly aud dlsast Interests te. bo thee most ipimodlatoly afty-t .-.!. An.l upon ihe otliut* liiuid, wlth our pub? lic carrler system hi vigorous. flourlshliis aml oxpandlng stato?conduotitig ns operu tlons accordlng to a falr. reasonable aml Just policy- a condltlon ls pr.-Kcnicd of n vlrllo, thrlvlng and progresslvo Commonwaalth, Wo say tbe Intelllgonce of tln- Stato hns nll along been committed to thls vlew, and tho splrlt of nrhitniry nielleullsni wns not found iu its phllosophy.?Lynchhu a Popular Olllcor. Tho iticlimond papers publlahed a report t.e ihe cifeci thnt llon. W. I> Cardwell, of Hanovor, will uot >eu a nandldate for ro .?lecilon, und tlcnAii-o, wlll not be tbe Spenkor of tlm noxt Jftjuaa of Do|ogateft. tl iblH Is true, lt ls muoh to be rngrotte.l. Mr. Cardwell was au Ideal proaldlng offlcor Impartial, Intelllgent nnd ccmsliloraio. U wlll not be easy lo ll'll hls pluce,--wlmhos tar -ui\ People Seen in Public Places Tho contest for tho spoakorshlp of im next ItouNo of Dologatos is de ildodly tho 11 vest of lssuos at prosont In jolltlcal clrolos, and It was frcoly .alkod of abotlt tho hotel lobbloa and lolltlcal haunts yosterday and last ilght. Tho sudden and unoxpoctod rotlro neiit of Speaker Cardwoll from thu raco lor tho XXotiHo, and, thoroforo, from iho spoakorshlp, ls cuusing no ond of lomment, and thla ln al^ cases lands to Hiieculutlon aa to hla probable nuc :ossor. From what can bo gatherod there ivlll bo but two candidatcs ln tho fiold, though, of COlirso, thls cnnnot bo defl nltely stated at thls tlmo. It Is practi? cally certaln that Colonel James R, Saton, of Alexandrla, will not run, ae? cording to mutual friends of hls and Mr. Byrd's, who declare that tholr per? sonnl relations nro such that they will not opposo ench othor. lf thls vlow Is corroct, nnd thero ls every reason to belleve that II. Is, the Alexandrla man will ti"t onter the race, for Mr. Hyrd ls already In "wlth both-feet," and lt is known thut whllo tho two were at the openlng of the Jamestown Exposltion, they met and diseusscd matters polltical. Hon. John XV. Churchman, of Au? gusta, will almost surely run, and the friends of Hon. Robert W. Wlthers, of Suffolk, who haa often been callod tho sllv'or-tongued orator of thu House, aro urging hlm to bo a candldnte. NOlthor hns announced hlmself, and lt ls not believed tho latter Will enter. Hoth have opposltlon for tho noml? natlon. Thls ls not true of Mr. Byrd. He will hardly hnvo any, nnd will therefore, bo ablo to turn hls atten? tlon at onco to tho spoakorshlp flght, and to keep lt there until tho mnttor ls settlod ln tho Democratlc caucus. Colonel Meade flasklns, formerly of hls city, but now a prominent attor 11.ly of r.lackstone, Va., Is ln tho city on legal buslness, nnd Is stopping at Murphy's. Colonel Hasklns was ac Mve In polltlcs during hls rcrsTdonce In Richmond, und was a member of tho staff of tho lato Governor Fltzhugh Lee. Mr. II. M. Bigger, who was origin? ally of thla clty, but who has been away for afcout ten years; has accept? ed tho position of cnshlor of the Jef? ferson Hotel. Mr. Bigger ls ono of the bost-known young hotel men In Vlrglnia. lie ls popular wlth the trav? eling public. both common lal mon and tourlsts. Mr. Bigger has been wlth some nf tho bost hotels ln the Stato. Ho g"t hls llrst srhooling at the old Exchange an.l Hallard. under Colonel Archer, and was chief clerk nt t Montlcello, at Norfolk, until ahout year ago, when ho accepted the posi? tion ol" cashier of the Hotel Chambor lin at Old Toint Comfort, whero ho romalnod untll going tn the Jefferson. Mr. Blggor's many frlonds tn hls na? tlve clty will ho glad to know that lu; has como home again to Ihfs. Dr. Paul B. Barrlngor, of tho Unl? vorslty of Virginia, Is at tho Rich? mond. Mr. John R. Cook. clerk of tho courts of tho clty of Danvlllo. was a caller tho State Audltor's office yesterday. Mr. Cook was on his way home from tho Jamestown Exposition. R.'glstered nt tho Jefferson aro the following Virginians: C. L. Sheiton, of Claremont; J. H. Naff, of Harrlson burg; Arden Howell and wlfo, of Gwath mcy; Charles It. Grandy, of Norfolk; J. E. Johnson. Jr.. of Gron Wllton: XV. XV. Charfln, of l'lilaskl; W. B. Fuq.ua, of Radford. Somo of the Virglnlans stopping at tho Rlchmond nro W. L. Seddon, ^of Portsmouth; M. E. Tuek, of Clarksvllle; W. 1*. Gatling. of Lynchburg; II. M. White, of Dllwyn. Among tho Virginians at Murphy's nro J. M. Turner, of Amelln; and Mrs. W. D. Norvell, of Chase Clty. Virginians at lhe Hotel Allen aro Otto Wells and A. Chrlsti. of Norfolk, nnd W. S. Lyon, of Petersburg. Books on May-Day. ? Ijlst of references in the Stato Llbrary on May Dny: Orlgln, Customs and Festivities of May Day?a dcscriptlon of May-poles (En? gllsh and forelgn)?May, as celebrated m Old Engllsh poetry?two examples or May Day carols?May Day fcstlvt'des in France?and Robln lfoo.1 Games. Cham ber's Book of Days, Vol, I., pp. 570-S2. Orlgln and Customs. Now lnterna? tlonal Encyclopedla, Vol. XII., pp. 8-9. Brief artlcle on orlgln and customs. Encyclopedla Brltannlca, Vol, XV., pp. r.47-8. Mcrrlo England In tho Old Time. By Danlel. p, 83-4, p. 10, p, 11. An iiitrodnetion to English Antlquities. By Eccleston, p, 31G. p. 143. Tohnyson's May Queen. Suggesttvb Hst of selected poems for May Day. Grangcr's Index to Poetry and Itecltations, i>. 1)02. Also hi tho following perlodicals: Fra ser's Magazine, lfi: XOt; Blackwood Magiu zlne, 21: 50X; Frasor's Magazine, 25: 572; Harper's Mngazlno, CS: 821; Llvlng Ago Magazlno, 233: filo; Outlook Magazine, SSrOO May 7 1904;f Tera. Bar. Mngazfnc, 29: 111: Atlantlc Magazlno, 41: 5(57; At lantlo Mag/fclno. 537; fiso; Ladlos' Homo Journal Magazine 21: 43. May, 1901. Richmonders in New York. NEW YORK, Aprll 30.?Belmont, M. II. O'Brlen; Bolvlderp, W. Gordon; Xireslln, A. Plzzlnl nnd wlfo; I'rinco Georgo, Georgo W. Roblnsoh; Martha Wnshing? ton. Mrs. B. Loomls; York. T. J. O'Keefe and wlfo; Navarre, ,T. XV. Kcene; Grand, L. S. Cohon und wife; Gilsey, II. T. Kidd. Take Elixir Babek Now Those who aro subject to attacks of malarla dreud to thlnk of the approaphltlg warm weather; bringlng wlth it maj larluiis fever, chllls und iigno ln abyind anco, 'i'.i he Immune from this iniiusiiH\ti,. ,uH. oai-c you should tako Elixir Ba'.jok. the old reliable BpOCtflb for tho des\r\ictlon of thu malnrlal paraalto", It ha..,- u Bpeclilo actlon upun iho blood and^J&'ntnlns cura tlvo modlolnnl propertleB 'Xocullar to lt? self. lt eure.s iiiiilariou? f,.Veis, chllls. agUCi nn.l kiudrcd tlllmems, ?,m |H iin ox_ cellent tonlo for atre,vigthonlng nn.l in vigorathig the syBtjim, aud should bo used hy every en.. ai ti,is ^pason of thc year, jiiQUb Rberlyv ,,f Fiin'nx Court Houso, Va., says: "M^yaoif und fnmlly had suf fered v.ry , much from malnrlal fever, Elixir llahpit |?ls ourod us nll und we are enipying.. (he best of hea'th." ^oU\ at n)i drug stores ut 50 cent:,- per bottle^ no ..ur.- you gfet what you nsli !?'.?Elixir Uub'-w ? TN one way we may be "slow"?we positively ?** will not misrepresent the smallest detail about Crossett Shoes. What's more, we don't have to. The shoes practically sell themselves. CROSSETT SHOE Makes Lifes Walk Easy' Call on our agent in your clty, or write us LEWIS A. CROSSETT, Inc, _j__ Abington, Mass. BEiyCH MADE, $500 Poems You Ought io Know Whatever your occupatlon may be, and however crowded your hours with affairs, do not fall to securo at least a fow minutes every day for refreshment of your lnner life with a blt of poetry.?Prof. Charles Ellot Norton. No. 1157. The Rose and the Gauntlet. By JOHN WILSON (CHRISTOPHER NORTH). John Wllson fChrlstophor North) wiih born lii nsn nnd dled In 1854. Ho was a Scotchman by hlrth. Among hls frlonda ha numbered Wordsworth and hls clrclo. He obtaltied the chalr of moral phllosophy at Edlnburgh, ou hla rotlre inctit front which ho wcelvud a clvll liat pension. Uotv spake the knight to the peaaant mald, '?Oh, be not thu? of my BUlt afraidI Kly wlth me from this garden small, And thou shajl wlt ln my castle hall. "Thou shalt havo pomp and wealth an.l pleasure, , Joys beyond thy fancy's menHuro: Here wlth my sword and horse I BtfUld, To bear thee away to my dlstunt land. '?Take, thou fnlrost! thls full-blown rose, A token of lovo that an rlpely blowB." Wlth hls gkne of steel he plucked the token. And lt fell from hls gauntlet cruahed and broken. Tho mnlden exclainie.l, "Thou seest, Slr Knight, Thy flngera of iron onn only smlto; And, liko tho ros.* thou hast torn and gcattered, I in thy graep should be wrecked and Bhattered!" She trembled and blushed, nnel her glnncca fell, Hut Bhe turned from the knight, und Bald, "Farowell." "Not so." he cried, "wlll 1 loso my prlze*; I heed not thy words, but I read thino eyes." He llfted her up In hls grasp of steel, And he mounted and spurr.-d with flery heel; Uut her cry drew forth Iht hoary slr.-. Who Bnatched his bow from ubove tln* flre. Swlft from the valley thc w.nr!.,r fled, But swlftor the liolt of the cross-bow BDed: And the -welRht that pressed on tho floet-foot horse Waa tho Ilvlng man and the woman's corse. ' That mornlwr the rose was brlght of hue. That mornlnff the malden was sweot to vle-rr; But th..* evonlng sun its beauty shed. On tho wlthered leaves nnd tho maldon dead. Thls serles began In The Tlnies-Dlspatch un.lay, Oct. 11. _??. One ls pablistied oacn aay. AT THE SEMINARY Excrciscs of Commenceriient Week WiU Begin on Sunday Morning. \ - FINE PROGRAM ARRANGED "Ian Maclaren/' Dr. Orr, Dr. Moment, Dr. Graham and Others to Be Here. Tho closlng exercisos of Union Theo? logical Semhiary. whlch tako place next week, wlU be notable for the presence nf two dlstlnguished visitors from aorosa the wator, ? as well as sovoral speakers wlio are well known ln Presbyterian clr clos in thls country, The exercisos of commencement week begin on Sunday morning at IX o'clock, when Rev. James Orr, D. D., professor of upologetlcs and theology ln tho Unlted Freo Church College, of Glasgow, Scot lund will preach tho commoncemont ser? mon' to tho students of tho semlnary and to tho publlc at largo. l^or the convenl enco of tho largo numbor of city peoplo who will wish to hear thls dlstlnguished forolgner, tho sorvlco will bo held in the Second Presbyterian Church, Fifth Streot noar Maln. Dr. Orr ls a minister and author of oonsiderabio note, both ln thls country and abroad. Ho is tho author of a num? ber of standard theological works. He has mado several vlsits to thls country, nnd has lecturod at Chlcago and I'rince ton Unlversltles nnd at Alleghany Sem? lnary. Other Speakers. On Sunduy evonlng tho annual ad? dross beforo tho Society of Mlssionary Inqulry of tho Semlnary will bo de? llvered ln tho Qrace-Stroet Presbyte? rian Church, nt Fourth and Graco streets. Tho spoakor on thls occasion will ho Rev. Alfred H. Moment, D. D? pastor of tho ITlrst Presbyterian Church, of Ralelgh. N. C. Or. Moment ls rogarded as ono of tho leadlng pul. Plt orators in tbe Presbyterian Church in tliis country, and ho hold largo pastoratos in the North nnd West before settllng ln North Cnrollna. H |s il matter of congratulatlon that theso servlces have boon arranged to take place in large clty churches, hoth on account of tlio larger seuting ca? pacity than at tho Semlnary chapel and the greater accesslblllty for Rich inoiid people. The commencement exercisos propoi win take place on Wednesday morning. Mny 8th. in Watts Chapel, at Un on Semlnary, and tho address boforo tho gradunting class will bo ^'VOred by Rev, Alfred T, Graham, D. D? ut uav hlso'n, N. C *'Ian Maclaren' Here. l.'.illowing thla address will be hrlef remarks from another dlstlnguished foreigner, who nxpects to visit tho president of the semlnary durlng cotn meneonient woek, Bev. John Watson, p, D? of Liverpool, Kng? hetter known as '"Inn Maclaren," the author of "Bo iiide tliu BoiiiiU Brlar iluuh/' ana oluw? popular books under l.ls pen namo. I'r. Watson Is also tho author of a num? bor of thee.ie.t--ic.il and dovotlonal books, .wrltlng these under hlg own name. Followlng those addresses Rev. Wnl ter W. .Moore*, D. 1 >.. president of tho scmlnary, will deliver tho dlplomas to the graduatlng class. PAYING PENSIONS. Auditor Has Two Thousand Checks Reardy for Mailing. Jlr. 1*. L, C. .Scott, pension clerk Irj tho Stato Audltor's ofllce, has prepnred and will mall to-day 2,000 pension clocks under the act of 1888. These checks go to Confederate sol? dlers who wero wounded aml to tha wldOWs of soldlers who lost tholr lives during the Clvll Wnr. l.ator on th.) Auditor wlll bogin payment undor morej recent acts, nnd to persons entitled to ponslons in othor classes thun thoso mentlonod. Tho cliecks already sent out and thoso ready to go, cover all the appll ?fcationa that have been filed wlth thu Auditor. ODD-FELLOWS CELEBRATE Fitzhugh and Richmond Lodges Have Fine Entertainment. Fitzhugh and HIchmond Lodgcs, I, O. O.-F., held a joint celebration of tho olghty-etghth anniversary of Odd-Fel night. antl those present had a most nlght ,and thoso present hatl a most enjoyablo tlmo. A largo crowd wns present, and Past Grand Master T. N. Ken.ller pre? sided. Ho prosented Past Grand Master C. W. Morrls, who made a flne address, Past Grand Patrlurch Georgo W. Dayltt followed in tt brlef, but attractlvo speech, his subject belng "Odd-Fellow-. shlp." Mr. E. E. Davis thon entertalnod tha audience wlth his banjo and songs nnd roc'itations, after which refroslimenta wero ssrved. Odd-FoUowslllp is ln flno condltlon ln tho Stato, ond all tho rtlchmond lodgos aro flourishlng. __^ JUST RECEIVED LARGE, CHOICE SHIPMENT OF THE BEST FRUITS. Any .size baskot preparod and do? llvered nnywhero ln HIchmond. Express shipments mndo on order out of town. PAUL BIANCHINI, FRUITS, CONFECTIONERY, SODA WATER. 700 E. Main St. iMBaM-g-HB 5t CO. Imcv SHIRT TAXL0RS, 713 East Main Street. Wu havo an extonstvo llno of pattorris for .Suiuinoi* BhlrtH. In forolgn aud do? mestic goods, which wo aro maklng up In thu nowost stylos by sltlllod olierators. Of courso, tho flt ls guaran? tood. (llvo us a trial ordor, Shirts, Undcrwear, Pajamas.