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Receive Roasts From Western Men?Annual Horticultural Report Issued. INDIANS LODGE PROTEST Pamurikeys Claim Exemption From Taxation Under Colo? nial Agreement. Stenographic reports of the last meeting comprise.the fifteenth annual report of the Virginia State Horticul? tural Society, mate to Governor Mann. The legislature makes appropriations to this society from the fertilizer fund of the Department of Agriculture, and under the act incorporating the or? ganization it is required to make an annual report to the Governor, giving in detail Its operations and expendi? tures under the act. All reports of the transaction of business by officers of the society were presented to tho last meeting, which was held in ltoanpke. So thnt these appear in tho report made to the j Governor, In addition to tho verbatim I transcription of the addresses made on j that occasion. The whole makes a | volume of 331 pages. Itnps Southern (irowers. , Notable.; among the speeches made! was Unit of 13. It. Utke, of Oregon,! an upple grower and shipper. II? told i tho Virginia Irultgrowers some things I which are said to have surprised them. ' lie commented on the tact that he was selling his apples In his State at $l.6"> to SI.SO it box. and on coming Ivist , 10 Washington, he bought the fislba J goods at from S'i to $S a box. Thoren j fore, lie criticized the growers of this j State for not supplying the Fastoru j markets. He bought Virginia apples! at SO cents a bushel, and declared they j 'wore not fit to food to hogs. Tho' trouble was. in Iiis opinion, that tho Southern people do not merket their best fruit and do not pack it propcrli for tho fancy trade. "Put gray matter into your apples.' said Mr. Lake. "Now. some one said one fortunate thing was that you wero right here with the- markets at your door, and you don't have any freight That is your burden?that you don'l have any freight." He argued that Virginians won't send tho people of Washington and Baltimore nnd New York what they want to eat. because 11 doesn't cost anything. "If you were] S.000 miles away," ho said, "you would | Ship only the cream of your orchards: the rest of it would have to go to tho hogs or rot." Should Have State Pride. Mr. Ltike further roasted the Vir? ginia fruitgrowers for comparing their fruit with that of Oregon, and thereby advertising the Western j State. Out In his country they say; "Oregon Baldwins." and if they had j pippins they would call them "Colum? bian Pippins." Tliny never say. "Our apples are as good as Virginia's. "Hub olf all thoso furbelows," he udvised. j "and say, 'Virginia Wlnesnps, as good j as they produce In the world.'" j There was much Interest also In tho address by James M. Irvine, of St ' Joseph's, Mo., editor of a fruit paper. He said: "In the West you find that a greut many of tho best fruitgrowers sre men who were never farmers at all. but men who go at it as a bus? iness, and who perhaps couldn't raise corn, or couldn't do the ordinary things! about a farm, but they can raise ap? ples, because Ihoy will give attention tn the trecB at tho. time they need attention." INDIANS PROTEST Claim Treaty Exempt* Them From Pnyment of License Tine*. Protest, again.l Hie payment of ? fish net""_licenie tax by Pamunkey In? dia ns' w?s lodged with Governor Mann yesterday by Chief G. M>Cobk. of tho There is a dash and go about our new spring ties?perhaps it's the moderately raised toe effect and the short vam p; per? haps It is the set of the heel and the new caps; perhaps it's j simply tine general perfection of the whole thing?anyway, the dash and go are evident. | Bettor dasli in before \ou go, and give -your feet a show. The Berry Shoe?now fa? mous?$3.SO, $4 and $5. The Hanau Shoe?the dressy man's favorite?$6 and $6.50. Silk lisle socks, 2Bc. Silk socks, SOc to $2.50. Guaranteed by US! tribe. Chief Cook lias received a letter from William A. Post, a fish and oyster Inspector for King William county, asking for the payment of the license fee on nets which the Indians aro> using. Ii is the understanding1 of the Pa-j ihuiikeys that under their ancient ' treaty with the white race, titey were j not to be taxed for any purpose. It I seems that the treaty was made In Colonial times, and that a later act | was passed after Virginia became a State, malting good all rishts vested by the colony. At one time, it seems, the land was authorized to be sold by some trustees, but no report of these trustee.- appears of record. The In? dians arc merely wards of the State, and have no vote. Referred to Attorney-General. Governor Mann promised to look into tho mutter, and' later wrote the following loner to Attorney-General Williams: "Dear Sir,?Chief G. M. Cook, of tho Pamunkcy tribe of Indians, showed to ine to-day a letter which he had re t elver] from William A. Post, inspec? tor, liresslt Posl-ofTlce, King and Queen county, Va., which letter I herewith inclose, t-ui'f Cook says Iiis tribe has never heretofore been taxed for any purpose, and have over lived under vested rights, which have come down j to them from Colonial times, accepted I ami approved by tho State after thai cstabl'shmcnt of the republic. "1 Wlsli you would look into this | matter, and advise mo as to tho status of these Indians In this respect." First Lieutenant William- G. Puller. [ Jr.; and Second Lieutenant Raleigh j W. Hicks, of Company A. Richmond i Light Infantry Bluos, recently elected lo these offices, have passed their ex? aminations and have been commis? sioned by the Governor. IN POLICE COURT Augustus Holly bismUsed on Charge of ' flushing Checks. Augustus Holly, a traveling man. brought ' hero from Norfolk, where lie had been eerv Ing time, In Jail, wai dismissed In the Police Court yesterday morning on the olmrg.> ot piloting two bogus checks to the value of f40 on Mrr. A. <;. Muse, of Church Hill. A. EuunoiK wan put under security of |it\) for thirty daye for Mealing lead pipe from Contractor .1. Henry Miller. Victor Bew was third ?23 for stabbing John Hampton. I.eroy Roblt:son, a colored boy, was found guilty ?r cutting Senora Rn^r. and si-nl to tlio colored Reformatory. Isidore Wnlti-rc was sent to the Reform? atory for Mealing a bicycle, valued at (33, Iroin J. W. Bllyson. On complaint of City Engineer charle? E. Rolling. M. 1.. Hofheimer was rtned HO for maintaining n collar entrance to bin building on Rrond tfir??'. without first having obtain? ed a permit. Mr. Hofheimer took an appeal. The need of a tonic in the Spring is almost universally recognized. Bodily fatigue, fickle appetite, poor digestion, nervousness, lack of energy, etc., prove that the proper amount of nourishment is not being supplied to the body through the circulation. The stomach, bowels, and digestive mem? bers are sluggish from lack of stimulating nutrition, and in consequence the entire body suffers from the efTects of a poorly nourished Constitution. The use of a real blood-purifying tonic when the system is deranged from lack of nourishment, will often prevent the development of some serious sickness, because weak systems cannot resist disease, while healthy, well nourished constitutions are able to ward it off. No medicine is of value a3 a tonic ex? cept one which purifies and enriches the bloody for until this is done the body will not receive its required stiiiiuHls and disease-resisting powers. S. S, S. is the best Spring tonic because of i'.'.; genuine ability and worth as a. blood purifier. It builds up the depleted system in the true way, by puri? fying the blood and supplying an increased amount of nourishment to every portion of the body. S, S. S. removes all impurities from the circulation, and overcomes the unpleasant physical ailments of Spring. S. S. S. is for sale at drug stores. t//? SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA. ? In tho heart ot Fash? ionable Washington, convenient to all points or Interest. High-Class accom? modations, with best of culslno and sor-' vice at moderate prices. Cars at Joor to Depot and all Points of Interest. TF.tuis i.\t;I.vrm mfai.s. Sinti.. Room, per flays 51*0.00 per week. Doubts Itoom for two people, ?JU.U0 to $H.0O per day; $35.00 to $S0.00 per week. DouhK Ilimm nnd Until, for two people, $8.00 to $13.00 per dnri SM.00 to ?70.00 per vtcek. Pnrlor, lledriiom runt Tin(h, for two people, $1^.00 t\, $10.00 per dnj i 970.00 to ytiS.Ofi per v?'cek. Our Ji?-i addition nlYiiriln ninny nddlflnnnl comfort*. Su.?ev Se:.?rm IIARRINRTON MII.),S, Proprietor. IltickMuoit inn, FlltniMtOOK, Sfcawnee-on-Oeinwiire, Pn. N FEDER AL COURT Appeal From Suit Growing Out of Accident to Launch Fully Argued. i FIVE PERSONS DROWNED Deportation Cases Against Blooms. From Norfolk, Finally Dismissed. Argument was heard yesterday in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals In tho caso of the Stato of Maryland to the uso of James V. Pryor et nl., nppullunts. against Andrew Miller and Kunigunde Miller, his wife, appellees and cross-appellants, and tho Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and the Hoard of Commissioners of Bal? timore county, appellees; appeal from tho District Court at Haltimore. This is an appenl from a decreo of the lower court, sitting In admiralty, awarding to various llhcllauts damages against Mlllor and his wife, respond? ents, and dismissing tho libels as against the Mayor and City Council of Baltimoro and the commissioners of Haltimore county, also respondents. Accident Put ill to Five. On August 5, 1909. the gasolene launch Oukld, with eighteen persons on bourd, struck on some submerged piles in the Patapsco Hlver und was sunk. Five persons then on board were drowned. The piles which the launch, owned by Pryor, hit were a portion of a bulk bond then being constructed by Miller. Permission to construct this bulkhead was granted Miller by the Baltimoro Council In compliance with a low that no obstructions could be placed in uav iguble waters within a radius of four | miles of the city without a permit. I The property on which tho work was being dono is owned by the wife of Miller. In the opinion of tho lower court only Miller and his wife are responsible for damages for the loss of life and injuries sustained by some of those who escaped from tho foun? dering vessel. Cause yesterday was argued by H. N. Abcrcomhle and Arthur D. Jackson, of Baltimore, for the appellants, and by George Washington Williams und John It. Richardson for Andrew Miller and wife, and Pylvian H. Lauchhelmer. of Baltimore, for tho Mayor and City 1 *m i ii'mron Ailments of Men Happily Overcome StICCESSFl)I,LY TIMISD DV> ' MANY. Undoubtedly 'tlio'followlng pro? scription will work wonders fbr Hint gretut class of men wlio, through dissipation of their nat? ural strength. Und themselves In their "second childhood" long bc for tho three score and ten al? lotted to life's pleasures and en? joyments are reached. It Is presumed to ho Infallible and highly olllclent In quickly restoring In "nervous exhaus? tion," weak vitality, melancholia and the functions. I-Mrst get fifty cents' worth of compound fluid balmwort. In a one-ounce package, nnd threo ounces syrup narsaparllla com? pound: take home, mix, nnd lot stand two hours; then get one ounce compound essence enrdiol and ono ounce tlncturo cadonieno compound (not cardamom). Mix all In a six or eight-ounce bottle, shako well and take one tea spoonful after each meal and ono when retiring, followed by a drink of water. By mlxln- tit home, no man need be tho wiser as to another's shortcomings, and expensive fees are avoided. L>ack of poise and equilibrium In men Is a constant source of cmbarrnssment. even when 'the public least suspects It. For the bonellt of those who want a res? toration to full, bounding health, nnd all the happiness accompany? ing it. the above home treatment Is given. It contains no opiates or habit-forming drugs whatever. Mix it nt home, and no one will be the wiser as to your affliction. Council of Baltimore, and Arthur I). Foster, o. Baltimore, for the Board ofj Commlsioners of Baltimore county,] appellees. niooni Case Dismissed. Because citation had nover been served, the nppcllate court yesterday dismissed the deportation cases of thcl United States ngalnst Rebecca Bloom I und Abraham Rloom: appeal from the j District Court at Norfolk. Arthur D. Jackson, .lohn 11. Richard? son and George Washington Williams, of Baltimore, wero admitted to prac? tice. The following case Is in tho call for | argument to-day: No. 1023?Atlantic Const Dine, Rail? road Company, plaint 1(1' In error, vs. N. M.- Stokes, nn infant, by her next friend, D. J. Stokes, defendant In error: in error to the Circuit Court at Wil? mington, N. C. To be argued by Goo. B. Elliott, of WllmtligtOlt. N. C., nnd Harry Skinner, of Greenville, N. C, for the plaintiff in error, and by K. Bryan aim C. D. Weeks, of Wilmlng i ton, N. C. for the defendant in error. News of South Richmond South Richmond Bureau. The Tlr.ios-Dlspateh. I 1020 Hull Street. ! 'Phone llBdlaon WS. i Dresaod In their spring uniform?, spick and span, from head to foot, fourteen police? men, comprising the squad 0f the Third Dis? trict, lined up for inspection yesterday after? noon by the Bonrd of Police Commissioners and the Chief of Police. The Inspection, tho most impressive re.vlov.- of tho kind ever hold in South Blchmond. took place at 5 o'clock in the new police station at tho corner of rourteenth and Stockton Streets, and for the Urft Itme the commissioners officially exam- j ined ihe new quarters of the Third squad, i All eeomed ihorouchly impressed by th?j showing of tho Third District men as well as the tie.ndeoniA new station house. Although tho Inspection was bold In the new station Cnptaln Wright has not moved his men Into the bulfdins yet. Somo delay uns experienced In Installing the" telephone connections, and the squad will not move hefore to-morrow. Everything Is In readl nesi except the electrical connections. The commissioners spent but a short while In the ward yesterday afternoon, being whirled over to the station house and back In two Isrge automobiles after the Inspection of the Ktrst and f-'econd Stations had been Conducted. After the Inspection the visitors delayed n few minutes In conversation with ; Captain Wright. Working on Program. There was a meeting of tho general me- I morial committee of the Southilde fraternal erde.-s last night In the Hustings court? house for the purpose of gathering up the slim ends of the program of the exorcises to be held en Juno 1. the day to be ob- : reri'ed as a memorial'day for the 4cad of ihe gouthilda lodges burled In Maury ("cine-! tery. Much of the lime wss given over to' the discussion of the csst of the memorial day exercises, the signing of a contract with the Blues' Band to play for the parade, and the selection of a floral design to be unveil? ed during the exercises in the cemetery. The parade will be a memorable feature for the Southslde, with th6 Blues' Band leading, a iquad of mounted policemen, twenty mounted marshals, several companies of the Flr*t Virginia Regiment, the Howlt r.eis' Battery, eight lodges walking In full regalia, and two Daughters of Liberty coun? cils In carriages. The parade will cover practically the whole of the Southslde, be? ginning at Cnwardtn Avenue and Hull Street at 2:10 In the afternoon and arriving at the Cemetery at t. In the cemetery. Judge John H. fngrain, Judge E. II. Wtl's and Mayor Richardson will speak. To Hear Damage Suit. Tho I LOW suit of Powelljigalnit the o!t7 of Richmond will be heard to-morrow mornln.? before a Jury tn the Hustings Court, Part S. The e.iee Is of unusual Interest on account of the peculiar grounds nf the eult. Powell j fell recently and was Injured when his foot; tripped In an Irregualrlly of the sidewalk. ! j und he aecka to recover damages from the 'city for what he allere? Is criminal neglect.] Judge Wells was engaged yesterday in Ill's j consideration of several chancery mattere. 1 I No other suite are scheduled to be h^ard : ! this week. Th'i regular weekly *c3s!o:i of the Oal: t'.iove magistrate's rou.-t will he called to? morrow morning at 10 o'clock by Magistrat* Cheathain In the Oak flrovt courthouwo. While a long docket of civil matter? has been scheduled, no criminal cases of Im? portance ate to be tried. Bank Increase); Capital. Ah event of importance and moment to youth Richmond Is the resolution ndopl-id Tuesday at a meotlng of the stockholders of the Mechanics' and Merchants' Knnk, of Hull Street, when an Incrcine In copli.il stock from IttO.OM to HOo.WO was voted. The j Increased capital Is to be listed after duly 1. ion. Nothing ahowa to belter advantage the I Striaen taken lr. business and Onancla) mal I tern In tftfli Southslde tdnoo the consolidation j of the two ci.tlcs. Coming so close on the. 1 report of the Flnt National Bnnh of Man I ehester, fvhlch f.howed a rnma.rk.ihly pros peious condition, this announcement of th?i Increased capital of the Mechanics' and Merchants' Bank Is truly significant; The two bunking institutions of South Richmond i have been growing wonderfully, und both I are reaching out along nil banking lines. To Lrecl New Hull.ling. It became known yesterday that a three story store and dwelling hoimo In to be. built shortly at 1105 Hull Street by ft. franclono, of 111 Knst Broad Street. The new build? ing, which will ndloin tho store of J. T. Ab ! hint .'. Son, nHI have n frontage on Hull , Street of twenty-eight feet, and will run hack ITC- feet. Pinns for Ihe structure call 1 for an expenditure of tlO.COO. The building Is to lie modern In every respect, fiveproof, r brick nnd steel being the mnln innterlnls to j liu used. j Mr. rrnnclone will not orr.upy Ihe building 1 personally, but will orect It n? an Invest '? inenf. Charles II. Platter, architect, stoR-d thai ground would piobaldy he broken with? in the next ten days. Mr. Frnnrlono und Mr. l-'ltihi-r were In South Richmond yesterday looking over the site. 1 When Ihe block of modern stores to bo ' erected on Ihe ?lte of tho "Old Tavern" building nro creeled by tho Vnlentlno estate thin valuable blork will be doubly enhnnc ; it In valued. It Is classed at present as either Hie liryt or second most rluslrnblo block In the Kontluillle, and thesn numeroua up-tn ilato structures will greatly Increase Its at? tractiveness and worth. Death of .Mrs. l.nlToon. Mrs. Sarah l-'rancls I.nffoon, titty years old, died yetted ay at 1:30 o'clock In ths residence of her daughter, Mrr. W. H. Jennings, at 2SM i Everett Street. Mrs. Eafroon Was a widow her husband having died a number of years: ago. . The funeral will be conducted to-morrow I nftornoon at I o'.-lock from tho Cowardln Avenue Christian Church, nnd the Interment! will be mndo In Maury Cemetery. ilrs. l.affoon left six children, live f.augh tors?Mrs. David Perkins, ol I.unenburg county; airs. D. 1. Ely, Mrs. w. H. Jennlngx Mrs. C. IL Clark find Miss Lavlna Eaftoon] and one aon. Jnmrs f. I.affoon. all of South Richmond. To Elect Officers Monday, Tho several hundred ?"enlisted'' members of the. njw Washington Ward Democratic f.eaguc will meet Monday night In the court? room of the Hustings Court. Part L\ for tho purpose of completing the organisation. The meeting, while of the greateut Important.! ! to the new organization, la likely to attract I every qunllfled voter in tho word on account, of the rhorp brush Impending; over the elec? tion of 11 prerldcnt. Four promlent Snuthslde Democrat* hava been mentioned by their irlcnds for the posi? tion? Sergeant Saundors, of tho Hustings Court. Part 2; J. Morton Graves. Carter c. Jones, the ropular Councilman, and James i V. Bradley, the Tellce Commlfsloner from' this ward. Now .Minister Arrives. The nev. I.. T. I.onin. the minister coiled to fill the pnlp'.t of the Clopton Street Baptist Church, mad<- vacant by tho resignation of Rev. J, C. Ml leu. will preach his first sermon m his new i-barge Sunday morning. Mr. I.oftlii com<-s to the Clopton Street Church i highly rec<-m:-.iendcd, and his first appear- . ante will probably draw nn unusually largo audtciu'o, Mr. I.ollin h"!il a. charge In North Carolina before he wot called to South Richmond, and during his labors there won a most en? viable reputation. Cbureh News. The greatest success Is being accorded tho laymen's meeting being held every night this week In tho Central Methodist Church In preparation for the two wcaki' revival services to begin next Sunday morning. The i pattor of the church, tho Rev. Henry C. | Pfeiffer, will conduct tho revival services, j but the meetings this week are being led by the laymen of the church. A series of revival meetings is being held nightly this week In tho West End Church by the pastor, the Rev. J. M. Rowland, bo fore large, congregations. Special music for the services Is being furnished by tho choir, and ur.su a I Interest Is being aroused among the people of the. church. Funeral of Mrs. Williams. The funeral of Mrs. Ida Blanch Williams, wife of William T. Williams, who died yes? terday morning at 6 o'clock In her home, 1903 ISalnbrlrtge strcot. will J>a conducted this afternoon at "::0 o'clock from the lestdence, j The interest will bo made In Maury Cemo- j tery. Mrs. Williams, who was thirty-five years j old, died after n woelt's lllnetw of nneumonlu. She loaves lier husband and three small i children. She was a prominent latmber of the Daughters nf Elberty. A tlolcgntlon from this Organization will attend the funeral. AMUSEMENTS Academy?Mntlncc nnd night, "Three Twins." Illjim?"RrcwKter'H .Million?." I.ubtn?Vaudeville. Don't Miss It. "Throe Twins," at the. Academy last night, was llio cause of three hours of run for an audience which practically tilled the house and literally screamed through tho two acts. There's a lot of cntchy music, many clever lines, two very 'bright special? ties', a lot of comedians who uro renlly funny, one girl who can sing, ono who ran tlnnre, and "Victor Morley?a show nil hv himself. Although tho chorus Is numerically lnrjro, jt docs not cause any great amount of thrills on account of pnl t brltudo. The musical comedy was here last soft son, with the same people who played Inst night, hut the audience It has often been proven that the Bit? ters is the only medi? cine needed 'in cases of Poor Appetite Heartburn, Indigestion, Constipation, Liver Troubles and Malaria. Try it to-day. All Druggists and Dealers. liked the old jcuas and welcomed tho actors as old friends. Victor Morloy carries tho show, and carries It at n redhot pace. Ho Is gen? uinely funny, and besides, is nn ex? tremely clover actor, who could plov straight comedy If ho over grows music sick or falls heir to a wooden leg. Miss Evelyn Dunmorc sang charm? ingly several .songs. Edward Wndn, us tho lrrltahlo old gentleman, n martyr to dvspepsln. shares the comedy honors with Mr. Money, and Indued the whole cast In most capable. To Miss Bessie Clifford, however bo longr. tho hit or the evening?tho an? cient 'Varna Tamn Man"?-which was encored until "Elisabeth" grew posi? tively leg-weary, ir ono may use a tricing expression In describing an i.r\T}l? Twina'' "111 be In evidence this arte, noon and to-niglit. and, take It from me?don't miss It p [.< _(Continued From First Page.) admitted. Ho thought tho o?th to stuv port the nominees ought to be buHI Clout, lie was not. however, In favor I ot allowing Republicans to come in Indiscriminately. Mr. Curtis thought a Republican ! ought to prove himself a Democrat by ' voting as such in general elections Ho did not believe it 'right to allow j Republicans to possibly control tim' .situation. 13. w. Carpenter, of Rocic tiighain, believed if a Republican promised to support the noiiilncu he ! should be permitted to vote. Would <'house Law. Robert Gllllnni, of Petersburg, ar? gued that the Curtis resolution would make a change in the party plan, which tho committee had no right to | do. lie favored the Wliltehead reso? lution as calling the attention of the judges to tho fact that too much lib? erty had been given. Docnl judges! were in touch with the people, ho said, nnd could best decide who should take part In primaries. Supporting his resolution, Mr. White head said tho Judges and not tho Stato Committee should decide who should voto. subject ot course, to appeal. Tho question being put on the sub? stitute, there were no votes for It. On the. second call, Major R. A. Mcln tire, of Warronton. voted for the Curtis proposition. Mr. Curtis said something! ahout a recorded vote, but it appeared thai he came in too late with It. The voto was unanimously "no," except for Mr. Mclntiro. Slumlord Needed. The lntter. on a question of personal privilege, felt that the judges arc In need of a standard, as there Is no uniform rule Rovornlng qualiucatlo%a for participation In primaries. The Whltehead resolution, he ar? gued, leaves the matter where U was. Ho thought conversions should be at revivals, nnd not at Democratic, lovo feasts. Colonel Cole 111 reply, said that Mr. Mclntiro, In a sense, reflected on tho Judges. The Whltehead resolu? tion v.as Ilten adopted unanimously: Mr. Curtis proposed that candidate.-! for the United States Senate should be allowed to select a Judge of elec? tion, or that any two candidates could select ono judge. This went over on a point of order that the party plan provides that Judges shall bo chosen by the County and City Committees. General l'laii Adopted. Mr. Gilllam then ortercd a detailed j primary plan, which deals with tho I manner of holding the election. Can- I didates ahull specify which term they : aspire to. Poll books uro. to bo fur- j nlshed by the .State chairman and j tickets h.v tho local committees. Any j voter may be aided by any Judge se? lected by him. On the question of assessment. Chairman ISIlyson reported that ii number of counties hud not replied lo his request for Information as to the amount of money needed. Giving I those the natno amounts they had at the last primary, the total cost would bo I12.263.4fi, counting ??00 for bond quarters' expenses, Mich ns printing, ' postage, stationery, stenographers j and poll books. Clyde W. Saundcrs, of Richmond, i moved that thc assessment ho made j $3,100 on each candidate, so as lo I produce ?12,400. Dr. F. S. Hope, ot ! Portsmouth, was of tho opinion that ' the amount should be prorated accord- | lug to the length of term, but did j not prer.s the point. Colonel Cole moved that the amount I bo made $3,000 each, which was finally agreed to, Mr. Saundcrs accepting the I substitute. The Gilllam plan was then | ratified I.ocnl Disputes. Tho Soventh District delegation brought up the dispute over the nomi? nation of a Slnto Senator from Clarke, Pago and Wnrren, and a member of the House from Clarke and Warren. It was left with the Stato chairman to appoint the district committee to set? tle anj- dispute which might arise. Business being concluded. Judge | Duke brought up his matter of per? sonal privilege. He said that ho ex? pected legitimate criticism of himself and of tho committee, but that when it' took the form of an attack on the integrity ot the members, he did not propose to remain quiet. Not that It mattered to him, for ho believed he could say In modesty that his reputa? tion among his people did not require an answer to false and unjust criti? cisms. Ho was pround, he said, during j his eight years of service, to have been a member of the body. "A flnor sot of rnon," lie said, "I have never met any? where." Hut recently personal at- I tacks had been mndo. Which he pro? posed to repel promptly and unques tloningly, so that "If any man utters them ho will have my brand upon his face." He then read his statement. The committee adjourned to meet] again after the September primary to] canvass tho returns. MANY VISITORS HERE I.ocnl Politics Widely ni.icunsed at Gathering of Dendert?. As usual at the. limes of meeting of tho State Democratic Committee, the lobby at Murphy's Hotel last night | was "the scono of nn animated political gathering. The situation throughout, the. Stale In reference to the United States senatorshlps was, of course, freely discussed. But local fights ro celved a good deal of tho attention of I the men who were together for the| first time in months. Representative If. D. Flood, ot tho Tenth District, was tho only member of Congress In tho city. No one of | the candidates put in nn appearance. ?Valt.er E. Addison, of Lynchburg, was present at the committee mooting, as was Walter Edward Harris, of Peters? burg. Colnnel .T. E. West, of Suffolk, Is much pleased with his cboncos for election to the State Senate lo suc? ceed E. E. Hollund, who has been sent lo Congress. R. C. D. Moncure. of Stafford, has so far no opposition to aucocd Judge F. W. Sims, of Boulsn. Paul MeRao, of Cumberland, another senatorial aspirant, was also an in torested onlooker. Knlclgh T. Green, of Culpeper; was In attendance nt tho meeting of the committee, of which he Is it members For somo months past hn has been ongnged In tho nowapnper bunlnuKS hi West Virginia, Former Licutonmit Governor Edward Echols, of Stnunton, who will seek to succeed himself, wits hore. Virginians at the Hotels Lexington?Thomas J. Olbaon, Virginia; J. B, 1,mulls. Virginia; John A. Mallory, Law rcnccvllle; U, B. Gregory, Virginia; R, a. Harbour, South Boston; J. O, JIawloy, Wav crly. yavls?II. B. Ford, Norfolk; J. It. Johnson, Bremo. , Stumpfs?J. S. Harrison. Virginia; II. B. Miller, Victoria; M, Miller, Newport News; W. I*. Ivcs, Norfolk. ltlchmond?H. C. Crute. Pnrmvlllo; Mrs. J. W. Morion. K> j.lo; II. II. Dickey, Lynch! hurg; l'ryor N'. fjmlth, < Lynchburc; Jossa Faber, Lynchburg; Mrs. \jl King Davis. Vir? ginia; Mrs. W. \V. 1'orryTind son. Virginia; Mrs. J. W. Mo?s, Virginia; F. Whltakcr, Vir? ginia; Charles Osburn, Kcysvlllo: II. L. An? derson, v irj; in la; H. Gray Williams, Win? chester. , Park?William M. Smith, Cumberland; J. I It. Welslgor, Powhaton: 11. B. Woodsoii, Cumberland; It. Ii. Ware. West Point. Hilbert?M. J. Ha?ley. M. D., Wost Point; A. T. Punl.iin. Denbigh; ltoanoka Baseball Team; A. K. Garrison. Crozot. Murphy's?L. A. Hlner, Crowe; William M. McAllister, Warm Springs; 13. L. CJraham, Lexington; l?. L. Roblnuon, Lexington; Mrs. Thomas II. Wnlkcr. aoochliind; A. C. Crom? well. Norfolk county; H. St. Nottingham, Norfolk; Sir. and Mrs. 13. T. Truxoll, Wll llaniHluirg; Mr. and Strn. It. M. Sweeney. Wllllnnisburg; T. A. Munsey, Houston; II. II. It awl lags, Lynchb?rs; B. D. Parsons, Peters? burg; l>. M. Uatreit, Carloravllloi It. A. jainea, Danville; Gcorgu M. Mm... Boanokc; Balolgh T. Groeu, Culpopar; 11, D. Flood,' Avpoiuattox; It. T. W. Duke. Churlottesvlllc; <.'. II. Culpcpper. Portsmouth; 11 F. Hutche ron, Mecklenburg county; P. P. St. Clalr, Banc; II. O. Humph oryg, lledfoid City; .1. Taylor Thompson, 1'nrinvlllo; William P. Taylor, Norfolk: lt. t:. L. Moncure, Fal lnoiilh; J. ID. West. .Suffolk; F S. Hope. Portsmouth; George Llndsny, Portsmouth: A. It. Morris. Hurry; N". C. Watts. Stnunton; II. II. Watklna. \'lrglnlu: .1. M. Curtis, New- , port News; Nicholas Alhuno. Norfolk: IS. D. i '.role and eon, Frederick?*?.irg; Paul W. Gar rctt, Lecsburg; n. A. Mctntyrc, Warrnnton; L. B. Thompson, Heaver Dam; Walter K. j Addison. Lynchburg; O. Y. Day. Snilthfleld; J. Shean, Virginia; Kdward Bchols. Staun ton; J. A. Armlstcnl. Jr.. Virginia. FINE HOME DESTROYED j Hitchcock Residence, Nenr IllRhlnnil 1 SprlngH, Hunted to (?round. Fire, caused by u defective flue, last ! night destroyed the handsome home i of Everett S>; Hitchcock, below High- j land Springs, causing damage eat!-' mated at $ 1.000. Two thoiisund dpllafa j In Insurance was carried on the dwell? ing. The fire, brigade of Highland ^prlnp? way summoned, but the flames made rapid headway, and had practically j consumed the building before the ill- j rival of aid. With the assistance of neighbors Mr. | Hitchcock and his family succeeded ; In saving all of their furniture from i th* .first floor, but that in other parts j of the house Wits der trove.!. The home was considered one of the finest near Highland Springs. Mr. Hitchcock and his family are now at the home of IT P.. Hunter, ,i neighbor. SOME DANCING TO-NIGHT ! Theater Folk to Have Due Grrnl Time ist Mnnnnlc Temple. To-night all local thcatredom will lie in evidence at Masonic Temple at the nnnuai ball of the Theatrical Me? chanics' Association and J. A, O. S v.. which stands for International Alli? ance of Stage Employes. Tho dance begins at S:30 o'clock, but not until | midnight will the real fun commence, for at that witching hour the stars, scinl-stt;rs und members of the chorus from the Academy, BIJou, Colonial and other local playhouse.--, will put In nn appearance. There will be dancing tbnt Is dnn.-lng. Prophet'?' fiofs Awry. Yesterday afternoon the Weather Bureau sent out a warning to the ef? fect that there would bo trns\ on Ihe ground this morning. Though It was unusually chilly in the aiternonn nr.d the early part of the night, the ther? mometer after I o'clock stood at 1 mid the weather apparently was be? coming warmer. OBITUARY Funeral of .Mrs. Howard. Mrs. Benjamin F. Howard, widow of the former chief of police of Rich? mond, died yesterday morning at the Home for Needy Confederate Women. The funeral will be conducted from tho home tltls afternoon at 1 o'clock, with Interment In Hollywood. Kunernl of .Mr. Ilnnulster. The funeral of Harry Oscar Bannis? ter, who dropped dend In Main Street h'tatlon Tuesday afternoon, will take place this afternoon from St. Andrew's Eplscop.il Church at 5 o'clock. Tito in? terment will be made in Hivervlew Cemetery with Masonic rites. Following are the pallbearers: Active?Thomas Seniincs. Jr.. C. M. Menly, L. C. Surles; C. s. Dowdy, V. It. Mulre, E. Wilkinson, E. S. JUmnpklns and \V. W. Lumpklns. Honorary?W. G. Sale. A. FeIIIT. J Mitchell und J. 11. Jones. John Ilucbnnnn. John Buchanan died suddenly yes? terday nt his home at Hewlett's, near this city. He Is survived by his wife, several sons and one daughter. He was well known to ninny Itich mondere, who had hunted on bis farm. Kunernl of .Mrs. Ellison. The funeral of Mrs. Stephen A. Elli? son, who dted Tuesday night at her home, 1S01 Grovo Avenue, will take place this nfternoon at 1 o'clock from tho residence. Interment will be made In Hollywood Cemetery. Mm. It. .1. Slaughter. Mrs. Ellen Slaughter, the wife of R. J. Slaughter, died last night at her residence. 2907 Purk Avenue. An? nouncement of the funeral niTonse mcnts will ho made later. .Inmrn SI. I.niuh. [Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.] Fayettnville. N. C. May 11.?James M. Lamb. ex-Scnntor from Cumberland county, died at his homo near horn to? day, after an illness of twelve months. Mr. Lumh was born In Dromhnlr, Slign county, Ireland, In IS-IG, und removed to this country with his parents In IS?r?, coming hore. from IVilmlngton In IR7L He tvns n local leader in the prohibition movement, and was elect? ed to the Legislature, of 1P03. Tie was chairman of the trustees of the Fny I ottovlllc public school und was promt ,nent In the work of the Methodist de? nomination. Mr. Lamb Is, survived by his wife, and thirteen sons and daugh? ters, ono of whom, Miss Elizabeth l.cmh, has Just returned home from the missionary field of Brazil. Mrs. Mnttl?; V. .Miller. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.1 Winchester, Vn., Slay 3.?Mrs. Mnttte V. Miller, widow of Dr. Thos. Miller, died at Stephens City, aged olglity-slx. DEATHS ELLISON?Died, at her residence, 1 SOI Grovo Avenue. Tuesday night at fl:30 o'clock, ELEANOR STUART DUN LAP, wife of Stcnhen A. Ellison, und sister of E. A. Dunlap. Funor.'il from tho residence THIS (Thursday) AFTERNOON ut 4 o'clock. Interment in Hollywood. EASS?H. O. BASS, n Confodornte vet? eran, sixty-four years old, died yes torduy afternoon at 3:15 o'clock Ht the Soldiers' Home, following a pro? tracted illnc3s. He leaves live chil? dren, four sons and ono daughter. Silas G.i Ernest L., Bernard XV. nnd eon O- nnd Laura Overtn. Mr. Bass served through the. "War Between tho States ns a member of tho Third Company, Richmond How? itzers. He Was a native of Uonrlcp county, and entered tho homo on January 18, 10OG. SLAUGHTER--Died, at 10 P. M. Wed? nesday. Mny 3. MRS. ELLEN SLAUGHTER, wife of R. J. Slaugh? ter, at her residence, 2907 Purk Ave? nue. i Funeral notice, later. Close Your Eyes and Listen to US1C A Victor or Victrola will bring the world's greatest singers to YOU?and the price is low, the terms easy. 213 East Broad. from effects of Injuries sustained in art accident in Richmond several years ago. She was I lie daughter of Rev. Gcorgo Reed, pioneer Methodist minister of ?Winchester. and granddaughter u? Lieutenant John Tilden, of the Revo? lutionary War. Her uncle, the late Rev. John IJ. Treed. Episcopal clergy.-! man. conferred the Master Sis son's de? gree on President McKinley. In Win? chester Hiram Hodge, during the Civil Wa r. .Mrs. .Vim r~ Gilbert. [Special to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.J CltarlotteuvUlo, Va,, May 3.?-Mrs. Ann K. Gilbert, aged eighty-six years, mother of .Mrs. Sarah M. Peck, of this city, Is dead at hor bom" at Stanarda villc, proohc county. For yo.tr? ?hu had boon partially blind and help? less. Her husband, Thomas a ?albert, was a veteran of tho Civil War. Two sons and three daughters survive ? Mrs. Sarah M. Heck. ?,r Charlottesvlllo; Miss Fannie M. Gilbort, Charles K. Gilbert. Thomas ... Gilbert and Mrs. George W. Durrcr, all of near Ruckcrsvtlle. Mra. Mnirirle Manul?, [Special to The Times-Dispatch.} Concord Depot. Vn., May :;.?Mrs, Maggie Mason, widow of Rev. John Mason, dud at her home, n?-ar hero, this m-irnlng. after a short Illness. Shu was eighty-two ve.irs old. ana b"fora mai-rlage was a Miss Hamlet, of Chnr lotto county, Two children survive her a son. Sydney M? and daughter, Siitlle Mastin. Iiitcrmcnt will tako place in Mi- Vornon Church, near her home. I'uitrrnl of II. C. Stephen son. Winchester. Va., Maya.?Tho remains of Harry C. Stephenson; Hfty years old, moihber of n prominent Virginia fam? ily, Who died of prostration, tine lo overwork, while surveying railroad routes In Texas, reached Winchester this afternoon from Richmond, and were Interred In Mount Hebron Cem? etery. ae the thousands of our sat? isfied patrons, coino to us and you will nl*a5 is?K as you should. 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