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dt?d to-dsy In sketehlng stroet seenes. Cnblnef Hr*l?n?. Towfllt Vashn. tho Orniid Vlilcr. and lhe other members of the Cabinet re i-lgnert to-dny, but thelr roslgnntlons wcrn not acted upon. Tnhlr Pti?h.i, ono of llic i-nninianders of the Ylhlljs gar? rison, has been dcgraded nnd dlsmissed from llio nrmy. Numerous other ofrl tlals of thn palace havo beon dis inisspd, whlle many women of tbe Sul latt's hnrein, wlth thelr fninllies, havo been sent away. , Tlie Sennte aud Chamber of Deputies in Joint sesslon requestnd the mlnlsters to rcmnin In ofllco for sotn* days lon Kor, Thls wns in accordnnco wlth tho deslre of General Schofkct, who'lntl-' rnates that the mllltary nrrnngements ln tho capltal linve not heen completed. Thc mlnlsters agreed to continue In ofllee. General Schefkot hns ostablished hendquartors at tho war offlce, to prether with the court-mnrtlnl. under tho presldency of Khurshld Pashn. grand master of nrtlllery, a dlstln? guished and able ofilcer. General Schefker to-night Issued a proclamatlon announclng thnt tbe In stlgators of tho recent crlmos, includ? lng thoso who have been guilty of ttlrrlng up n frelltig of dlscontent. wlll be extermlnated aa tha worst ennmics of tho country, in nccordanco wlth Slterlat nnd tlio unanlmous wlsh of the nation, nnd that mensures will be ta3?cn to prevent the propagatlon of Btibverslve Ideas, When tho court-martl.nl trlals are conclndcd. lt ls lhe contentlon of tha commandlng general to withdraw hls troops from tha clty and quarter them th tha harracks ln the outside pre clncts. There- was an Imposing ceremony thls mornlng, which wns attended by 2,000 troops, when 300 Salonlklns were burled in o comman grave on Shlsll Top Hill, now called Liberty Hill. SALES WERE LARGE Itobacrn Tnullng Thl* Week rrnmi^cs to Ileacb 300,000 l'miml? or More. The sales of leaf tobacco on the Rich? mond market last week nmounted to some? thing over 300,000 pounds when njl of tho "gcraplngs" of thc barns were considered, and tho reports that came ln to the e-ffcet that the sales were not that large were In sccurate. Those reports, however. were based on what wa.s regarded at the tlme as correct Informatlon. The warehousemen thlnk the sales for the present woek. which wlll begln lhl? mornlng j and last probably four days, wlll run some- ' whero close to l??t week's flgures, nl though. a change in the weather may cur tall llieni not a llttle. The fact remalns, however, that the farm? ers are now selilng the last of the crop of the year 190S, and lt may be that 300,000 pounds more wlll be about all of tbe aun cured. stock to be offered. The sales of black shlpplng stock may run tbe ligures to 1,000.000 pounds. The stock now comlng ln is mado up largely of wrappera and good flllcrs. and as the manufacturers nre eagcr for sun-cured stock, prices remain very llrin. ARMY AND NAVY Dntca for Jolnt Coast Defcnar Exer eiMea Have Beeu SelectedU WASHINGTON", D. C, April 26.? Dates Cor the jolnt army an.l militia coast defense exercises to be held this summer have been seleeted by the mi? litia divlsion of the War Department as follows: Vlrglnla. August 15 to 25; North Carolina, June 7 to IT; Florida. October E to lt; Alabama. Aprll 30 to May 10; Loulslana. August 1 to 12. Gamblers on Hoard. NEW TORK, Aprll 26.?Whlle 650 miles east of Sandy Hook tbe llner Kalser XX'il heirn II. to-night sent in wireless call for a police detail. which tbe captain of tlie ves ??! asked to have on hand when hls ship reaches quarantlne to-morrow. Beyond statlng that professional gamblers whom lie desircd arrested were on boarJ, tbe captain did not go into detall a^ io the nature of thc trouble aboard ship. Arra.ng:ements were made to have three detectives meet thc Kalser XV'iliiclm II. ? d"wn tbe bay from one of the company's tuss. Building Permlts. Bullding and repair permlts were Issued yesterday as follow-s: XX'llilam Eddleston, to erect a'frame addi? tlon. 1203 Mooro Street, to cosl $100. Henry S. XX'allcrstcln. to repair a brlck stable rear of 212 North Twenlleth Street. to cost S300. Joshua. Randoiph, to erect a second-story over a one-story framo house, Sll Ccntro Btrett, Fullon, to cost $225. Oivorce Ends iatally. DETROIT, MICH., Aprll 26.?Benjamln Kralt sbot his wife probably fatally ln the inoulb ?o-nlght at a boardlng-liouse at 12 Klower .Street: wounded the landiady in tlio ann; lircd wlldly at the pollce who anlved qulckly on ,thc scene, and then commltted ?uicldo by shooting himself lluough tho head. The shooting was the culmlnatlon of dif ferences that had resulted in divorce pro? ceedings. .N'o Jarisdlctlon. WASHINGTON. D. C, Aprll 26.?For want of Jurisdlction the Supreme Court of the Unlted States to-day dlsmissed the case of tho Fidellty and Casualty Company, of New York, vs. the South? ern New3 Company. ? More Englnes for N. V. O. DUNK1P.K, N. Y., Aprll 26?Thc Brooks plant of the American Locomo? tlve Company to-day received an ordoi for thlrteen swltch englnes for thc New Vork Central llnes. Tbls make* a total of ihlrty-ono locomotlves tho New York Central has placed wltli tha local plant for June and Ju!x delivery. Ncro lio** to Cubn. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] NORFOLK, VA., Aprll 26;?Tho Unitet Btates auxlllary Negro sailed to-da;* from the new Virglnian Rallway plei at Sewell's Polnt for the naval statl-n at Guantanamo, Cuba, wlth a cargo c; coal. Prealdcntlnl AiipolutinentM. WASHINGTON. I>. C, Aprll 20.?Th President to-day nominatcd as consu A. Donaldson Srnlth, North Carolina, a Palras. Greece. Citizens to bc flrst lleutenants Charles Mayrant Recse, South Caro llna. Both are Drownetl. MOUNDBV1I.LK. XV, VA., Aprll 2C.? woman, known as K.-ttie Kouch, who ls sal to be Mrs. Kutle Llnton, of llollfday's Cov< XV. Va., and o mlti?-r, Pi-ter Auman, ol Pltlt fcurg. wrfc drowned here lo-nlsht, Tli woman jvimped aboard a Kinal) tklff nnd , upset. Auman tried to rescue tho womai but t h<- threw her arms around hltn aii both went down, Kllled lliilding Crop (innie, MARKHA.I.U TEX., Aprll 21.? Deput Bherlff Mark Huffmun wus Inntuutly kllli If you have never before tried Best Natural tLaxative Water FOR CCNSTIPATION Try it now And judge for your.elf Attentlon! Everyono who is interested ln clothing for f boys should "sit up nnd take notice." Suits and Top Coats" for boys from 8 to 17 years? Spring ReeTers for boys and glrls of all ages, and Wash Suits for the small boys. This enumerates, but you must see them to fully appre ciate their stylishness, beauty and good workmanshlp. They're all in a class of their own. Boys' Blue Serge and Mlxlure Suits, SB upwnrds. Top Conts and Reefers, SS upwards. Girl?' nnd Miases' Reefors--a new arri vnl--S3 to $1B. Wash Suits, 9Sc upwards. BEATTIE TELLS BF (Contlnued from Page One?Column ri.) Justice In glvlng you 1 instead of 4 on vcntltatlon?" "I couldn't say. I only know Mr. Curtis scored mo down to 61." "Thon you criticize the Inspector, but u-on't criticize a commlttee of your friends?" arked Mr. Meredlth. "1 am not responslble for what they do," answered the wltness. "I go by the total score. That is what I Judge by. The commlttee gave me a higher total than Curtis dld." ??Wouldn't any falr mlnded man Iook at the Itenis?" ??.\"o. i believe In lookliig at the total." "The committee allowed Britjtle - for general cleanliness and gavo the Bellwood place but 1. bo you still stlck to your statement as to the un cleanllness of the Brittla place?' "I .stlck to U that Curtis gave me CI and Gve commlttee 74." Whlle holdlng scoutly that the scoro of bO was wrong, and the commlttee score unprcjudiced, Mr. Bellwood ad? mitted that one of his milkers did uot have on a mllking suit. Uenolution by Dnlrymeu. The wltness then went lnto details as to the meeting of the dalrymen, when a resolution was- adopted for formulatlng charges against Mr. Cur? tis. He admitted that he had previous i ly been before Dr. Levy and Dr. Op | penhlmer for the purpose of attempl Ing to have Curtis removed, and ad? mitted thal ho had been invlted to I put his charges ln writing, and had decllned, although Dr. Levy offered to stt down and do his writing. Mr. Bell? wood acknowledged his signature to a paper introduced, on the bottom of whicl/was a charge of unfairness and favorltlsm on the part of the inspec? tor, the upper ^part being taken by the resolution of the Dalrymen's As suclation. Mr. Bellwood said he hadn't hla- glasses, and had intended to slgn the resolution," not the charges, but had slgned in the.-___gong place. His memory provt-d dctEfcllve as to con? ference with the odShils ot the Health Board as to Mr. "Curtis's removal. "Fcrsonul A ill mun ln Scorlng." Harry C. Beattle, of Henrico coun? ty, was the _ast wltness. He sald hc had not thought untll recently thal he was gettlng tho score ho was e)i titllcd to. Ho believed that Mr. Curtl; dlsliked hlm, and that an amount ct) personal anlmus entered lnto tho scot\ ing. He 6aid he had improved his plac* very much, but dld not think ht3 mlll' had Improved as to purity. IIls lasi score was 83. Mr. Meredlth cross-examtned the wlt? ness at length as to tho scorlng o! thc Brlltloiand Bellwosd places by i commlttee, ot whicli Mr. Boattlo was i member. Thc wltness showed his fa mlllarlty wlth the sfcorc card, ant corroboralod Mr. Bellwood as to tlu tleatl anlmals on the Brlttlo place, ex plainlng that Mr. Brlttlo had bepi sick and tbnt they had beon at onci removed when attentlon was called li them. As to the Bellwood Datry, ho sali tho connnltteo had not followed tlu letter ot the rule lu scorlng tho Bell wood placo, ln regard to having ar air chamber between tho mllkroon and the stable, Mr. Bellwood havhu a .substantlal brlck wall, which lu tboiiKht met iho requlremerits. ll< admitted, however, that Mr. Curtis wai bound by tlie rules aud must dlsallov thls polnt. He sald also that tli* commltteo had not scored against Mr Bellwood, because ono of the mllker, luui uo apron on, as the man wui dressed In a clean suit, nor had th> commlttee scored a? much for tho por tion of Rtabla wlth a dlrt floor, be cause no milk cows woro kept thert Mr. Merotlith sald ho was prepared t' show that Mr. Curtis reinspectod tli BoUwood Dairy on tho same day u thc ooinmlUoti, glvlng lt fis l-i. Al i lowlng the points in dlspute, he sni I that* would brlng lt withln 1-2 poln (1 (if tho score glven by the commltto ,t I to Mr. Bellwood. .. Tho inqulry wlll bo resumed on Wed ?15 HDPEFUL OFEIOIEIiTltl Belicves He Will Be Acquittcd of Cljarge of Murdcring ? W. A. Thompson. [Bpeclal to Tho Thnes-Dlspntch.J WARRENTON, VA., Aprll 26.?Fll nernl sorvlces over tho ramnlns of XV, \. Thompson, nssoclnto otfltor ot the Warrenton Virglnian, who wns siiot Saturday ovoning on Main Stroot by Professor J. D. Harris, prlncipal of the Warrenton High School, will ho held to-morrow nt tlio Thompson home. Tlio body xvas brought horo thls oven Ing, nrriving nt 7:15 o'clock from tho Provldenco Hospital, Washington, whero death took placo yosterday. Thero havo been no now dovelop ments to-day,- Professor v Harris still inaintalnlng that ho aliot In self-do fense, nnd his frlends are confldent thnt ho wlll bo fully exonerated xvhen hls caso comes to trlal. Professor Harris, who is at liberty on bond of $20,000, wlllle regrotful of the circum? stances whlch lod to tlio kllllng of Mr, Thompson, seems very hopeful of ao riuittal. Hc hns been known ns a pcaceful and law-abldlng man, and tho sympathlcs of the pooplo of Warren? ton are largely jvith him. Nona of tho brllliant array of coun? sel whlch Professor Harris has engaged lo defend him has glven out a state? ment. but. It is still Inslsted by lils friends that he had been long suffer Ing at tho hands of tno man he kllled, and had BUbmltted to many insults *nd mueh nbuso from him. Mr. Thomp-. son, it ls sald, whlle very popular wlth a large clrcle of frlends, was, ln hls general dlspositlon, very aggrossive and positlve. An inquest -will bo held here to morrow into tho death of Thompson. Madc No Sttttcmcnt. WASHINGTON, D. C, Aprll 26.?The body of William A. Thompson, asso L-lato edltor of tha Warrenton Vir? glnian. who was shot by Professor J. U. Harris, prlncipal of the Warrenton lllgh School. Saturday evenlng, nnd who was brought to Washington in the hope of savlng his llfe, xvas sent to Warrenton to-day. Accompanying the body were Prosecuting Attorney John Keith. a brother, Edxvard Thomp? son; John Naxhelmer, Thompson's lather-ln-law, and Albert Fletcher, all of Warrenton. Mr. Kelth camo to tho capltal In tha hope of obtaining a statement from Thompson, who, however, never fully regained consclousness. Hltl-CIIinblug Contest. NEW YORK, Aprll 2G.?The hill cllmblng contest that opened the an nuai carnival week of the New York Automobile Trade Assoclatlon was suc cessfully run off this afternoon at Fort George, Manhattan, beforo about 6,000 spectators. There were no accldents. The best mark made over tho 1,900 feet of nbrupt ascent was ln tho free for-all. when the Benz gasolene 120 horsepower recorded 28 4-5 seconds. Last year the best time under slmllar ly favorable weather condillons was "0 4-5 seconds. made by the Whlte steamer. The 120-horsepower gasoleno Pan hard was easily second to-day in the free-for-all, making 31 3-5 seconds. Slx others finlshed. The Stearns w-on the slx-cyllnder event for high-prlced cars in 40 1-5 seconds, and the Slm plex took the four-cylinder contest ln :',4 4-5 seconds. Tho other winners ln the gasolene classes, arranged in or? der of prjee downward, were: Palmer & Singer, 41 2-5; Chalmers-Detrolt, 40 4-5; Bulck, 40 2-6; E. M. F? 53 4-5; Maxwell, 2;2S. -?-??? Jefferson School Defeated. CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA.. Aprll 26. ?Iu a brilllantly played game of base? ball, tho Borkloy team, of the unlver? slty, defeated Jefferson School by tha score of -I to 1. Both teams played fast ball, but the Jefferson team could not solvc the puzzllng curves of Pitcher Stratton, only two scratch hlts being secured off his delivery. Strat? ton is but a youngster, and will prob? ably becomo a major leaguor with a little more experlence. Rlxey, tlie op poslng twlrler. was unahlo to scatter the timely hlts of tho Berkley team. Tho feature of the game was the elever ilelding of Scott. Score: R. H; E. Jefferson School . 1 2 2 Berkley Team . 4 7 2 Batterles?lefferson School, Rlxoy and Payne; Berkley Team, Stratton and Hendricks. , I'mreU Knoi-ked Out. CHARLESTON. S. C. April 26.?Stan? ley Powell. of Philadelphla, was knock ed out by Jlmmle Dasher, of Savannah, horo to-nlffht ln the second round. I. ??? Fainotia World Palnttngs. Few citizens ot Barton Heights gath cred in the High School building last nlght, whon a atereoptlcon lecture, 11 lustratlng tho famous palntlnga of tho world's most noted artlsts, was glven. A lecture was given on "Tho Foot prints of Cortez in Moxico." The plc? tures and lecture wlll be repeated thls afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Thoae who THE WEATHER Forccnsii Virginia?Partly cloudy Tuesday, wnrmer In lhe Interior} Wed? nesday sbowcrM, c?o!er ia interiorj llght to moderntc vnrlnhle- iviiids. North t'nrnlluii?Partly cloudy Tue* dny, vturmer lu thc interior; AVctliii'M. ilny HhOTvera, cooler in the iuterlorj vnrinble wlnda. CONDITIONS YESTERDAY. R A. M. tomperaturo. M Humldity . 60 Wind, directlon .Woat Wind, veloclty . I) Weathor .3.Clear Ralnfall.>'.. ? 0.0ft 12 noon teniporaturo.,....- 70 3 P. M, teniporaturo . 7:> Maxlmum tomperaturo up to 5 P. M. 73 Mliiitmnn lemperaturo up to t> P. M, -IO Mean Teiiiperaturc . *jt Normal temporuturo ..'.. 01 Exooss in lemperaturo yesterday.. 0 Excess ln teniporaturo slnco March Accum, excess ln tomporaturo slnco January 1 . "50 Defluicncy in ralnfall slnco March 1 . 0.1$ Accum, dellclency ln ralnfall since January 1 . ?-Sv CONDITIONS IN IMPORTANT OITIES. (At S P. M., Eastorn Standard Tlme.) Place. Thor. H. T. Weathor. Mi.MATl'ltIS AhMANAO, t Aprll 27, 1000. .'/un rlses. 5:21 , IHOH TIDB. Hun sets. C:54 Mor.nlng.,. ,J0:a| Muoa s.alK,...12;58 JUvaniaE^..04.'.A t Colt Revolvers?regular price $ 14. Our special price $ 1 2. Kodaks, Films and Day iight Developers. Running Pants, 50c. Sleeveless R u n n i n g Shirts, 50 cents. Croquet, 75c per set. Fishing Tackle? Swifinming Frogs that catch fish. Automatic Hooks. 16-quart Galvanized Minnow Buckets. Shakespeare, Expert & Automatic Reels. Kingfisher Lines. Rod-Holders for boat fishing. > "Everything for the fish erman." "We have the best." Watkins-Cottrell Co. 1311 East Main Street. \ttendod were hlghly pleased, and ln licatlons are for a large attendance whon the performnncc ls repeated. Moran Oiitclusx-.il O'Nell. NEW YORK, Aprll I!..? Frankle O'Nell. if San Franclsco, fouglil twelve hard rounds ivlth Owen Moran, ot England, liero lo il,',-lit. No declslon uis glven, but O'N'cll ,vas outclassed from tlie flrst round, when ie went throush tho ropes from a left-hand lrlve from Moran. Tlmo and agaln O'Nell ooked as lt he would bc knocked oui, but :ie was same and came back wlth a rush. Moran flnl/thcd without a scrntch, but his >pponont was badly cut up about the face. rho men woro to have fought at 121 pounds. mt. Moran refused to welgh In, and lost his torfcit. O'Nell welghej 121, and Moran ooked to be many pounils heavler. Played Tlc Game, At Sewanee, Tonn.?Sewanee, 6; Ooorgla, CONFESSES PERJURY Witnesa lu Colboun Cose Hcnm Statc in.-ii 1 llfittl lu Court. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., April 26.? rho feature to-day in the trial of Pat? riek Calhoun,* president of the United Railways, on a charge of bribery, wtts the admisslon by Judge Lawlor ot a legal answer made prevlous to the present prosecutlon, wherein James I* Gallagher, formor member of tlie board of BUpervlsors, had mado oath as to lils innocence of wrong-doing imputed to him by the District Ajttorney's oflice. Section by sectlon, Gallagher, who was on the wltness stand, heard the docu ment read, and at the end lie con fessed to tho jury that the sworn statements read were false. Francls J. Henev then dr<hv from Gallagher all detalls of the plot to remove District Attorney XV. H. Lang don and substituto Abraham Ruef in his stead. The .evidence was admitted in order to show that Gallagher, fear ing Indictments because of the employ? ment of Heney and tha pending Im panelment of a new grand Jury. had sworn to the document ln the hopo ot savlng hlmself and hls, colleagues from investigation. HORSE ON PENSION ROLLS _?r. McHarg Takes I'lty on Wornout IlfiLtt ln Mnlne. "WASHINGTON, D. C. Aprll 26.?A falthful government sbrvant has been recognlzed and rewnrded by Ormsby McHarg, AssisU.it Secretary of Com? merco and Labor. Thls sorvant is an old horse named Caleb, which for twenty-four years hus dovoted hls cn ergies to pulling a wagon belonglng to the United States Fish Commisslon at Green Bay, Me, Last week, after a serious attack of boils, he showed his inabllity to uerve, tho government any further by lying ln his stall and ro tuslng to bo h&rncssed. Tho ofllclals at Green Bay, knowing that tho anlmal's day of usefulness was over, reported tho fact to the Bu? reau of Commerce and Labor and aslced for a now horse? a_lso expressing tho Intontlon o? kllling Caleb. Thls report fcll under. the eyes of Secrotary Mc? Harg, and1 ha immedlately issued an order that tho falthful anlmal bo placed ln the pasturo untll he dled a natural death. Thls ls one of tho few cases on record ln whlch a horso has beeo placed on the government's pon slon rolls. -' ? Female Cut-Thronts. ST. PETERSBURG. Aprll 26.?Female cut-throats, Who for many monthi ?Jiave been commlttlng brutal murders, wero dlscovered and arrested yesterday ln Kurshlno, thlrty ,- mlles ffom St, Petersburg. Tho prlnclpats are s mother and her two "daughters, whc kept a tavern. Other women in thc vlllago asslstcd. Thoy murdered trav elers who atopped ot lhe Inn for th? night, disflgured the bodles beyonc recognltlon, and then threw then} l?t< a rapldly flowlng stre.au. that passec I near tho Inn. Many of tho bodles wert ! found, but tho distance of tho vlllagi was so great that suspicion dld not w llrst centro thore. ttendless Hody. "WASHINGTON. D. C? Aprll 26.?Thi headloss body of an unldenllllod whlti man, about forty-tlvo yearu of age, wai found lato to-nlght near tho tracks o tho Southern Rallroad. Tho head wai dlscovered some distance from tln body. .. . . A pawn ticket found on tho bod. bor? the inltials "G.--W." ? It ls boUevct by tho polico to havo boen a enso o suiolde, and that tho man was a Wash irigtonlan, as hls clothes had tho nfaf! of a local tailor, '.-'** _?-..--??.?'-:-? AVIll Me Adjui-tcd. ^ WASHINGTON, D. C, April 26. While tho controversy betwoen Secro tary Nngel, of tho Departmont of Com morco and. Labor. and Census Dlrecto North remalns unsottled, lt Is. bollovo ln offlclM quarters tliat tho matter wl bo amlcably adjusted and Hat Mi Nortli wlll remain at the Head of th Consus Bureau, . President Taft to-day hsd calls fioi several friends of' Mr. North atjion tho Sontitora nnd Reprosontotlves. Stiltcra Helnyse. JACKSON, MISS;. April 20.?Accoi*t Ing to a dispatch rocolvcd to-niglii p Dr John E. Noble, relatlve und famll physician. ot fontlor Governor Lowr; of Misslsslppl, who ls lll ln Now Oi leans. tho latter has suffeved a vulaps and tt ls not bolleveil~"iro can surviv tor. many. llours, III ROADS ME IN T Freight Traffic Manager Whitakcr Says C. & O. Has Not Dis turbed Import Rates. I'-relght TrnfTlc Manager F. M. Whtt nker, nf tlio Cliesnpeako and ohio Rall? way, tleillotl yesterday that nny Inilo? petidont action on tlio part oC hls com? pany hnd dlHlurhed tho ndJustinetTt ln import rules. Mr, Whitnkor snld: "Early in lho year tho Boston and Mulno Rallroad reduced lts ralca from Boston to Wcstorn polnts" on Import Irafflc to thc snnio hasls ns appllod from Baltlmoro' and Nowport News, whercas tho rccognlzed basla ln cll'uct for years pi'uviously had been tho Pltll ndclphia basis, or I per cent. per hun? dred pounds hlgher, As (hls action was takon wlthout tho uoqulosccnco of lho roads servlng tlie ports ot New York, Philadelphla and Newport New-s nud In additlon to dlvertlng from them tho trallic they havo boen cairyiiur, would cllmlnate tho dlfferentlals be? tween the ports that havo been os? tablished nnd tn effect for years, thosu roads found lt necessury to reduco thelr rates to tho extent of the reduc? tlon ln tho Boston und Malno ratus. This reductlon from the porls south of Boston was prompty met by an? other reductlon by the BoBton and Malne, puttlng its rates again on tiio Baltlmore basis, and, In turn, that re? ductlon has now been met by tho Phlladolphta. Baltlmore nnd Newport fNcws routes, whlch aro actlng ln en? tlre harmony ln meetlng the conditions creatcd by tho lndependent action of tho Boston and Malno Rallroad. "The report as to any Indepondent actlon of the Chesapeake nnd Ohio Rallway in thls matter dlsturblng lhe rnte adjustment as betweon New York, Phlladelphia, Baltlmore and Noxvport Nows ls wholly lncorrect, as thero is th'orough nccord between all interests on thls qucstion." LOOK FOTRATE WAR Ucllcved Thut Cut Wlll Sliorllr Extend ?i> Domestic TrnihV. WASHINGTON, D. . C, Aprll 26.?A rate wnr among the Eastern trunk llnes is nearly Inovltable. in tho opln? lon of the lnterstate Commerce Com? mlsslon. Thus far, the trouble ex? tends only to rates on Import trafflc, westbound, but- tho llkollhood is that it wlll extend, before a great whlle. to domestic trafflc. Tho trouble was preclpltated some tlme ago by the Boston and Malne Rallroad ln wlplng out a dlfferentlal of 1 cent a hundred pounds on import trafflc, westbound, whlch had oxlstcd for vears betweeh Boston and tha ports of New York, Baltlmoro and Phila? delphla. It was not expected that tho trunk llnes generally would meet tho sccond reductlon made by the Boston and Malne, but a. day or two ago the Chesapeake and Ohlo reduced lts rate, effectlve May 24, from Norfolk, to meet the Boston and Malne's rates. The Baltlmore and Ohlo mado a like rate, effectlve from Baltlmoro on May 25 and "from Philadelphla on June 1. The Pennsylvania also tiled a like rate from Baltimore, effectlve on June 25. but thus far has filed no rate rrom Philadelphla. Such a rate probably will be filed ln a day or two. l.ieense.i Granted. NORFOLK, Aprll 26.?Judge Whlte, in the Circuit Court of Norfolk coun? ty, to-day announced hls declslon to grant liquor licenses to C. I* Consolvo, at the Ocean Vlew Hotel, and Howard Gibson, at the Pavltlon. Both of these had been held up. Thoy ore wlthln the View inclosuro and no more there will be aCowed. Itllucra ln Convention. ??,. SCRANTON, PA., Aprll 26.?Wlth every prospect that tho dlfferenco ex? istlng between the anthraclte mlno workers and the oporators will bo ad justod before tho end of tho week, tho Trl-Stato Dlstrict Convention of Unlon Miners in the hard coal flelds wlll convene/here to-morrow afternoon lo conslder tlio latest proposltlons that form tho basla for the expected flnal settlemenf. Prellmlnary to to-morrow s convention the members of the three anthraclte executtve boards met here to-day, wlth National President Lewis presldlng, and considered the general proposition of the mlne oxvnerB and llve amendments to the operators' of? fer that aro said to have been ac? cepted by the employers at the la*t conference in Philadelphla. ' Tho general proposltion o? the op? erators provides for a renewal for an? other three years of the strlko com? mlsslon awards. Ofvs of the amend? ments sald to have been agreed to b> tho operators provides that men whr are dlscharged shall have the rlght tc appeal to tho oonclllatlon board ant tho other amendment provides thal now work shall ho pald for at the sam* rate as old work under the awards oi lhe stj'lko commlsslon. The othei threo suggestlons sald to have beer a'groed to by the operators have noi boon mado public.. ; The executlve boards "were ln secre scssion for four hours dlscusslng thi latest proposltlons, and during tlu meollng tno members voted not t< mako them public untll they aro lal< boforo the delegates. . ___??-m Blg Suit Enda. BUTTE, MONT.. Aprll . 26>?Judg. William II. Hunt, In the Federal court to-day dlsmissed tho blll ln tho actioi brought in tho name of Fred J. Blls agalnst tho Auaconda and the Wash litgton Companles to' closo down tln largo smoltlng plant nt Anacondn Each sldo will pay lts own costs. whicl I.EARNING THINGS We Are All ln thc Apprcntloe Olaaa. Whon a simplo change of dlot brlng back health and happlness, tho stor Is brloily told. A lady of Springflolt 111., says: "After being alfllctod for years wit noryousnosH ' and heart troublo, I re L-olved a shock four years ago that lol ino ln such a condltjon that my Uf was despalred of. "I could got no relief from doctoi nor from tho numberloss heart .an nervo remedios I tried, bocautse I ii'(ln know that-coffee was dally puttlng rf back moro than tho doclors could pi mo ahaact, b'lnally, at tho roquest of a friem I left off coffoo and began .lho uso < Postum, and agulnst my convlctlons gradually lmprovod in health untii fc the pust 6 or 8 months I havo bee ontiroly freo from norvousnoss tlll llioso torrlblo sinklng,: xveakonln .spollH of heart troublo. "My troubles all eunio from tho UI of coffoo, xvhlch I had drunk fro chlldhood, ' and yot thoy dlsnppeare whon I qult coffoo and took up tl; uso of Postum." Many peoplo marvol at the offects i leavlng off coffeo and drinklng Postui hut thore is nothlng muvveluua alicji lt?only common sense. Cofl'oo ls ivdcstroyor?Postum is rebtiilder. TluU's tbo reason, Look Ih pkgs for tho l'ainoua Utt hook, "Tho Rond to Wollvllle," Ever roud thc nbove Icltei'f A ne duo nnncnrn from Uiius <" iliuc. Thi nre aeuuluc, U'ue ?t?u full of hiiiw lutereit. are sald to aggregate about .500,000. Thls order dlsposos of the famous "smoke" case, begun three yonrs ago by tho farmors of Deer Lodge Valley, who declared they woro damagett ny fumes from tho smoltor, and demanded that the smelter bo closcd. __?-*-: Iliivnnn Borro.T? Money. HAVANA, Aprll 2C?A blll haa been Intrnduccd ln tho Senate revoklng the ilecrto of Governor Map.oon, authorlz? lng a loan of $16,000,000 on accounl of Itavunn sewerage a.id Clonfuegoj wa? ter v.orks contracts. Iho Houso has passed a resolution, at the ro-ju?st ol tlnj Senato, to expedlte the passagu ot tho House blll legallzlng cock tljjhi.ng. 0BITUARY Mrs. S',i-tnii M. Nelson. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] NORFOLK, VA., April 26.?Mrs. Su san M. Nelson dled yesterday mornlng at 12:86 o'clock at the home of her son, W. R. Nelson, on Elinwood Ave? nue, Huntersvllle, aged seventy-three years, having been In lll health for a long tlme. She had reslded he.-e for the past four years ond had ni.nn nrous friends in tho clty. by whom.she was hlghly ewteenied. She was a n.i ttve of Granvllle county, N. C- Accom? panled bv relatlves, the remalns were forwarded this mornlng for funer.-il nnd interment, thn burlal to be in tho family plot at Amlss Chapel. near \ ir glllna, Va. John -M". Tlrosnnn. ISpecial toThe Tlmes-Dlspotch.J CHARLOTTICSVILL-K. VA.. Aprll 26. ?John M. Brosnan. chief englneer ot the Charlottesville lce Company, dled suddenly of acuto Indigestion al 10:3U o'clock last nlght at hls home on South Second Street, ln the forty-nlnth year of his age. He had been In lll health for the past slx weeks. but kept at hls work up to Saturday nlght. H. returned home at 9 o'clock last night and complalned of feeliijg badly. A physician was summoned. but death ensued in a short while. Mr. Brosnan was a natlve of Baltimore, Tvhere a brother, Wllllam Brosnan, and slster. Mrs. Maggle Pierce. now reslde. Less than two years ago he married Mlss Magglo V. Bowman, of Swoopes, who survlves hlm. v. Plnckney A. Gravatt. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.J BOWLING GREEN, VA, April 26.? While preparlng to go to church Plnck? ney A. Grayatt dropped dead ln hls room on hls farm, near Palge, Sun? day morning at 10 o'clock. Ho was about seventy-one years old. and wus born ln Klng Georgo county. and was the son of the lato John and Ellen Gravau. Ho came to thls county when very young, and when the war broke out enllsted ln Company F, Thlrtieth Virginia Reglment, serving wu.i distlncUon, belng wounded at Cold Harbor. He ls ___ttrvlved by a sls? ter, Mlss Isabella Gravatt. and one son, W. Moncure Gravatt, of Black? stone. Tho funeral service will take place at the grave Tuesday at 11.3C o'clock ln Lakowood Cemetery, John W. HlHlitvp. [Special toTho Tlm<-s-Dlsnatch.J CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA? Aprll 26. ?John XV. Bishop, a well known resl dent ot thls clty, dled at an early hour thls mornlng, after an lllness of throo weeks, at tho age ot forty-nlno years Tho funeral wlll tako placo at 11) o'clock to-morrow morning from the First Methodlst Church. and the re? malns wlll be taken to Woodrldge, thla county, for Internjcnt. Mr. Bishop was thc son of the late Ell Bishop. of Southern Albemarle. Ho married Mlss L C. Rlcks, daughter ot John RlcUs, of Woddrldgc. She survlves hlm, with four children; Mt?, Sarali Frn*cr. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. J WINCHESTER. VA., Aprll 26.?-Mrs. Sarali Frazer. wlfe of Richard Frazer, and a daughter of tho lato Foster Burchell, of Borryvlllo, Clarko county, dled to-day at the Wlnchoster Memo? rlal Hospltal. after n lingerlng lllness, aged thtrty-llve years. She leaves hoi husband, mother, Mrs. Martha Burchell; two brothers, J. S. Burchell, ot Buc? hanan, Mexlco, and Arthur Burchell, oi Clarko county, and a slstyer, Mrs. J. lu. Golncr, of Baltimore. r ISdtvin Sluiver. [Speolal to The Tlmes-IMspateb.l SAL1SBURY, N. C, .t.prll 20.?Edwir Shaver. aged slxty-soveu years, on< of Sallsbiiry'S bost known cltizens, aiiiL at hls homo here to-day, aftcr an Ui ness of about one woek. 11 e was ?u of the oldest cltizens of Sallsbury, anc was widely known as a temporanct workor ln North Carollno, Ho was i Confodorato veteran, and ls survlvei hy ono daughtor, who ls now sarlousl. Mrs. Jolin A. Iluinn. [Sponlal to Tho Tlmos-Dlsputch.] FKEDERICKSBURG, VA.. Aprll 26 ?Mrs. John A. Ruflln, slster of Mrs R Carter Wellford, of nle*;>mcm,? c0"?}, ty, dled at.hor home, ln Charles Clt: county. .Imiih'h Acres. ... [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] FREDERICKSBURG, VA.. Aprll 20 ?Jamos Acres, of Klng George coun ty dled at hls home SaOyday attcivi br'lof lllness, aged olghty years, H; is survlved by four daughters. .Iiu.u N Ifl. IMiHlljis. rspeclal to Tho Tlmos-Dlspatoh.] ALKXANDRIA, VA., Aprll 20.?Jamo E. Phlllips, sixty-ao von years old. dloi last nlght at tho homo ot hls dtiugh tor Mrs. Rlchard McMenamln, lat Duke Stroot. ?. JjUs wlfe, Mary E., am several children survlve. Hls funeru wlll tnko placo Wednesday aCternoon. MnMsey Slnm. [Speolal to The Tlmos-l>l8.mteh..l CULVl'lPER. VA,-, Aprll ".B.?Masse; Slms ono of tho oldest rosldents o Culpeper counly, dled yosteraay. age> nlnoty yonrs. Ho ls survlvod-b_*~lit wlfe and flvo sons. Tho Interment wa at tbe homo plnoo. noar Mltohell a, Will I'.leet t'oudjulor. [Special to The Tlmos-DIspatoh.] LKRSBURU. VA.. Aprll 20,?.The Gon orul Cotinoll of tho Episcopnl Churo of Northern Virginia wlll meet ! Leosburg' on May 27. Tlie counoU me at Warrontqn last year, At tho aosslo MADE NERVOUS WRECK BY STOMACH TROUBLE Iowa Man's Case Has & Parallell in Every Community. Wlth n ti.eory that human hoalth ls dcpendent on tho stomach, and xvlth a medlclno xvhlch he says proveB thls theory, L. T. Cooper, a comparatlvoly young man, has built up an linincnso following dtirfhg tho past txvo. years. Coopor lms vlslted most of tho lead? ing citles of tho country, nud ln each clty has aroused a storm of dlscusslon about hls belicfs and hls inodiclnos, Wherovor ltp has gono, pcoplo have called upon him by thottsnndH, Rnd hls preparatlon hns sold ln immcnse quan? tities. 'lhe salo of thls nitdlclne has now spread over tho entlro country, and ls groxvlng enormous ly each day. In view of thls, tho following statement from ono ot hls many followers ls of general Interest. Mr. Georgo Hyde, for the past twenty years a respected resldent of Maquo kata, Iowa, says; "After yeara of ouf rerlng from chronlc stomach trouble, and trylng "nearly every known rem? edy, as -welt as treatlng with some of tho best physicians ln tho country, I found myself a nervous wreck. My appetlte xvas Rone, and tho llttle 1 could eat dlstressed me. I could not get n sound nlght's sleep, and aioae in tho mornlng feeling tired and worn out. I was grcatly weakened and badly I'lin down, My frtlliire tn seciiru relief after fllllgeiit search disuotir agotl mc, nnfl l began t-i feel thut there xvas llttle hopo of nvor agaln on Jciylng good health, "Kotne tlmo ngo, however, I bccntno Intej-ested ln somp nowspa'/Ter itrtlck'N ileallng wlth tho Ideiis and Ipellefs ot h. T. Cooper. Hls theory lhat tln Htomach ls responslble for the siritu ot ono's health, elther good or hn 1, Imprcssed mo ns belng loglcal. II clnlinod thnt nol on'o could enjoy gimil hoalth 'xvlth a nad stomttcli; llkdxvlso, no ono could ho III xvlth u stomach iu good condition. Hls further claim thnt hls Now Dlscovery preparatlon would restore the stomach to normal lnduccd me.lo glve lt n, trlal.' "i went to my drugglat and bouitht a bottle. lt proved hclpful from thu llrst dose. I continucd tho treatment, and Improved rapidly. , Pour bottles mado mc well. 1 nm slxty years of ago, nnd to-day feel younger and cn Joy better hcnlth than ln thc past ten years. I owe It all to ,Cooper's New Dlscovery. Any one s^ufteritig from stomach trouble or nervousness should try thls remarkable preparatlon." ^ooper's New Dlscovery Is sold by all druggists everywhere. A samplo bottlo sent free upon reqoest by nd dressing The Cooper Medicine Com? pany, Dayton, uhlo. ofllii) was offered to Rov. Bcrryman CJreon, of Alexandrla, tyho decllned. Tho councll Is composed of about sevonty-llvo mlnlsters, with delegates and alteruntos. Mrs. Jniiicm Mtcoti. [Speclnl to Tlio Times-Dispatch.] FREDERICKSBURG. VA.. April 26. ?Mrs. Mlcou, wlfo of Dr. Jnmes Mlcovi. formerly of Tappahannock, now of Cliestcrtown, Mtl.. dled at hor homo of paralysls, nged fort'y-elght years. DEATHS DODD.?Dled. nt her resldence, 517 North Thlrtieth. MOLLIE F.. wlfe of N. J. Dodd, and daughter of tho late Robcjrt K. Evans. Funeral from resldence THIS (Tuesday) EVENING nt 4:30 o'clock. TERRELL?Dled, at her late resl? dence, 22 Nurth Flfteenth Street. nt 9 P. M., MRS. RUTH A. TERRELi.. vyldow of Charles N. Terrell. Funeral from the resldence THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON at 4 o'clock. Bedford Clty papers please copy. IN MEMORIAM CAN FIELD.?ln sad but lovlng re membrance of our rleiir mother, MRS. .1. J. OANFIELD, who departed thls life one year ago, Aprll 27, 1903. i O mother. thy gentle volce ls hushcl, Thy warm. true henrt ls still. And on thv pale and peaceful face Is restlrig death*.. cold chlll. Thy hands are clnspcd upon thy breast, Wo liare kls-tcd thy inarblo hroiv, And in our achlng hearta/we know. We have r.o mother now. Put by her work and her ehnply chalr. Fold up tho carmenta she used lo wenr, ^| For the task asslgned her under tho sun Is flnlshed now, the guftrdon won. SIghs nnd sufterlngs nre o'er, Paln and parting comes no more. And thy soul, so pnru nnd bright. Rests where never comes thc nU*.it And lhe angc-ls wlth lier slng, "Slmply to Thy cross I cllng." BY HER CHILOBKN. So Tired It may be from overwork, but tho chances are its from an in active LIVER._ ?**? With a well conducted LIVER one can do mountains of labor -without fatigue. lt adds a hundred per cent to ones earning capaclty. It can bekeptln healthful action by, and only by MsPills TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE. There's a Touch of Nature in Old Hickory ' Chairs ?a comfortnl.lo hlnt of , tho woods. You'll never know nn "onsy chalr" that is easy tlll ybu'vo sni ln n gonuino "Old Hickory" To lawn or. porah, ln country Or town, Qld Hickory. Furnltura adds charm nnd cosluess. Lot us show you our full-llno, Learn what perfect comfort?. ? whnt geiiuiiiQ j-oy, Old Hickory" ' brlngs, Chas. G. Jurgens* Son, ADAMS & BROAD