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IS ENTHUSIASTIC Confident That Its Delegation Will lie Seated in Chicago Convention. PREPARING FOR CONTEST Meeting Will Be Held in This City to Perfect Organi? zation. Tlmea?Di?patch Bureau, 5 Bollingbrook Street, (Telephone 14S5.) Petersburg, Vu.. May ill'. It Is understood thai the meeting or the State executive committee of the aptlmachino Republican party, called by state Chairman Jesse M. Neivcontb, of thin city, to be held in Richmond on June 3, Is lor the purpose of perfecting the organization, and ior formulating the protest ugulnst the lecognitlon and admission or the "machine'' delegates from Virginia to the Chicago conven? tion. The new progressive Hupubltcd lien Is enthusiastically for Roosevelt, and 's confident ol r< cognition at Chi cc.go. it bus named it& delcgatcs-at large and a full list of district dele? gates, and these will go to Chicago to contest the seats of the Taft delegates, who. It la claimed, were Irregularly elected. Wedding Invltntlona. Mr. and Mrs. I> It: Itargrave have is? sued invitations to the marriage of their daughter. Trances Lyons, to Wind.-id Washington Scott, of New York City. The wedding will tnke place at 'j o'clock or. Thursday evening. May 30, ut the family residence on Bheppftrd Street, und will be a uulet event by reson of recent affliction In the bride's family. Call I nder Consideration. The Rev. Pembroke W. Reed, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, mis under consideration the call to St. Andrew'? Church, In Richmond, and has given no intimation of what his decision will be. Mr. Reed came to Petersburg from Norfolk about a year ago. and has done most satisfactory work here. St. John'.! Is a rapidly ' growing church, and hla congregation and the community will greatly regret to give him up. Jjcnih of Venerable Woman. Mrs. Elizabeth McCance, wife of Cap? tain W. S. McCanCe, after a long ill DCS?, died this morning at 3 30 o'clock at her home on Boili.igbrook Street. She was sr. ver.ty-nlno years old. and much respected by all who knew her. John Andrews, a well known citizen, died yesterday afternoon after a pro? tracted period of ill health. He was about fiftl'-nve years old. and Is fui - vlvcd by two brothers?James, of Nor? folk, and Charles Andrews, of Peters? burg. \ot for nog-CntehlDK. At the recent session of the Com? mon C lunell. a resolution was passed authorizing the Police Commission to t- mporarlly use the chain gang lor catching unmuzzled and unlicensed clegs. The commission has been advis? ed that the gang cannot Ve lawfully diverted from the purpose for which S created, and th.- men will not fore be. used to enforce the new .. u- la v.. It seems Irr.pots ti.? to get a rd'able man, even '.hot .?* at good pay, to accept the ofllce ot Jog-catch? er. Uood rijlnu Unit, M;.:cus Bull, agent of the Southern Express Company in this city, on last Sunday morning released 400 horning pigeons, sent to him by fanciers in York. 1'a. The distance of the Right was S?0 miles, and these birds made It In good time, the best of them aver? aging a speed of 1.2C5 yard.-, per min? ute, and the bulk of them falling but little behind that pare. Such was the information received by Mr. Bull this morning. I'rlner tieorce Delegates. At the meeting of the Democrats ol Prlnco George yesterday th.- follow? ing delegates to the State convention were elected: Senator A. R. Hobbs, David A. Harrison, Jr.. lt. P. Baue. B. P. Pyle, Dr. W. B. Wanlel and Judge Tim? othy Rives. They were not Instruct? ed, and they are about equally divided as between Martin ami Turnbull for Congress. It Is believed that Dr.- .1. M. Burke, of this city, wilt be chosen one of the delegates from the Fourth District to the national convention. Vnrrnl XeVTN Notes. The corner-stone of the now Mo rr.frial Methodist Church now being erected on West Wnshington Street will he laid on Saturday with Masonic ceremonies. Powhatan Starke Lodge ?will officiate. The new church will bo Scalp Itch Goes Over Night and All Hair Worries Cease When You Use Parisian Sage. No poisonous sugar of lead?no sulphur?no dye in PARISIAN SAGE. m The cleanest, daintiest, most refreshing and delightful hair tonic in the world is PARIS? IAN SAGE. If Voti do not use it you arc d.tify missing .1 glorious treat. It is simply splendid fur men, women and children. It is sold .it drug and department stores and toilet goods counters for only SO cents a large hol tic. Ask for PARISIAN' SAGE for your own protection. The girl with the Auburn hair is on every carton and bottle. The Tragic Drug PARISIAN SAGE drive, out .ill dandruff and stops hair from falling ill two weeks. It Stops itching scalp in 1 > hours. It is a hair nourisher and promptly puts life, lustre and be?uty into dull, faded and ill looking hair. Mrs. Gco. Brown, No. 10 E. High St.. Rockville, Conn., writes: "After I used the tirst bottle of PARISIAN" SAGE my hair stopped falling out, and I have never had any trouble since. 1 do not thinic there is anything better for falling hair or itching scalp than PARISIAN SAGE." Co. guar.Thtee it. MMMMHHIuaillM R. L. Barnes Safe & LockCo., inc. Manufacturers and Dealers In everything In Safes, Vaults and Bank Vault Fittings. Special 11ns of Sufe.3, standard fireproof, from $20 up. Old safes taken In part pay? ment of new purchase. Sketches, oataloguea and prices cheerfully fur? nished on tho smallest to largest Itsms. R. T. LIPSCOMBE, Sales Manager, 1' C-tl-13 South Klsbth Street. Itlchmond, Ve. Droopy Men and Women Given Vim New Tonic Accomplishes Such a Result For Many Local Citizens Twenty-five per cent, of the people of Richmond lind life a burden and luve little real pleasure. The cause i-> nervous debility, and it is produced by model i conditions in a big city. This statement was made recently by one of the spe< ial ists who are giving some remarkable demonstrations .it the Polk Miller 1 ?ru;; Company, No. S.Vl East Main Street. According to this specialist, the hustle and worry incident to metropolitan life is loo much of a strain on the average man or woman, and chronic nervous tlc I bility is the result. The specialist claims '. that no individual can hope to succeed or I enjoy life when once th? disease i< ostab ; lished, and that comparatively few people know the cause of their poor health and ! lack of vitality. I "Tired, droopy, half-sick men and j women arc very numerous in all large I cities," say these specialists. "They have I uncertain appetites, poor digestion, little ambition and feel alnto ( '.?,> ti: ] for work most of the time. They suffer from I timidity, have no initiative and haven't !enough good, rich blood in their veins to make them capable or self-reliant. Their ! nerves arc in such a state that they im? agine themselves afflicted with various ; disease! at different times. T!ie red trou? ble with them is debility, produced by the life they are'forced to Hire. 'I tier, i, little of this ailment among country people. " The mod'< al profession, as a whole, has recognized tht.se facts for a number of years, but little was done to overcome tbia ailment, -o fat as the general public ' i- concerned, until a tonic was introduced ; in Europe sonic time ago which proved effective. \ company lias been organ? ized to put a similar preparation on the .market in the. United State-. The tonic Iis called 'Tt.n.i Vit?' in this country, and it is now being introduced in many cities ] here. \Vc have charge of this work in Richmond, and we expect to pet wonder > ful results."' Mr. Hi Ii. Rees, of 315 South Laurel ! Street, made the following statement. ; lie said: "I was troubled with a tired, run flown feeling all the time. I did npt feel like working. I would ariac in the morn? ing feeling worn out, and was very con ' stipatcd. 1 used 'Tona Vita,' and have been very much benefited. I have a high regard for 'Tona Vita.' " I !:?? specialists will meet all callers at the Polk Miller Drug Company, from 9 A. M. to 8 P. M., all the rest of this week, land will give a free sample of the new (tonic to those who wish to try "Tona j Vita." The medicine is sold with the I understanding that it must prove satis , factory to the purchaser or the price. is I refunded. ? a handsome structure, coating r.pnrox itnately 120.000. An oil lamp exploded this morning j at the residence of Captain >V. .1. Acres, on Harrison Street. Fortunate 1 ly but little damage was done. Samuel Edwards, a respected citizen 'end printer of long experience. Is ! quite ill at his home on Harrison \ Street. j Under the new probatlonMaw, soon to !g-> into force. Chief of Tulle,- Ftagland. unless other provisions Is made will I become probation officer to look afteV j ccnlirmed drunkards. MEMORIAL DAY AI WEST POINT [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] West Point, Va., May 22.?Yesterday was Confederate Memorial Day in West Point, and there were interesting exercises at the cemetery, where many Confederate soldiers He buried. The exercises were under the auspices of I the Daughters of the Confederacy; and were; largely attended by veterans, Daughters and the people generally. Kx-Oovernor Montague was the ora? tor of the occasion, and delivered a ringing address on the righteousness of the cause for which the South fought, and paid a glowing tribute to i the private Confederate soldier, At night <iov?rnor Montague ad? dressed a very large assembly in the Opera House. The meeting was un? der the auspices of the City Civic Club, largely composed of women. Governor Montague spoke about an hour, bis theme being the duty of the citizen In politics. it Will Culminate on June n in Election of Town Officers. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Weit Point, Va., May z:.?The big political contest which ended in Ohio yesterday Is nothing compared with the local light In this town. In all its history, jven In the old ? when there were 2.?UU people in West Point, tiie. excitement of local elections never ran .-h high us now. The population seems to be divided into three distinct groups. The small? er group, made Up of late corners to the town with a few of tin u friends, v. ho arc infused with progressive ideas and great hopes for the Kiowlii nnd suc? cess of the place.. Another group, which perhaps constitute a majority ot the population, consists of tno?u who have sometimes hoped great tilings for the town, and aio willing to seen their hopes realized. i,ut are originally "trom Missouri,'' and must he shown the tor ward movement in actual motion be? fore they are willing to uld in any way its progress. A third group seem utterly opposed to any innovation and scoff at all things which tend to in? terrupt the even tenor of their life. The relative strength of encn ot these groups will be decided on -Uno li. at toe regular town election. There are six candidates In the Held for Mayor and twelve candidates for the count llmaniu board, for which seven are to be chosen. The candidates for Mayor :.re Ii. II. Ware. It. Ii. Edwards, a. w. Eastwood, a. Robinson, j. II Gary und W. It. Broaddus. During the past year a company of men from Ohio and New York have purchased considerable property in and around West Point, and formed what is known as the Old Dominion and Industrial Company. They are said to he experienced In dev.-loping farm lands and turning unused land and country villages Into wide-awake ami bustling business communities. Certain it i.s that they have been very successful in awakening the old town of West point, for It Ii the unanimous Sentiment that the Old Dominion In? dustrial Company is to blame for the present political excitement, and though none e>f the late romers brouglit to the town by the company has*been there long enough to become voters, yet the company Is charged with en? deavoring to get control of the town government and Inaugurate all sorts of Improvements, it seems to be the held ugalnst the Old Dominion Indus? trial Company. First one mayoralty candidate, and then ancther has been ?'spotted" as being the- corporation can dictate, and all th" guns of the op? position turned upon hin? for the time being. The result seems to be. howover, that public sentiment Is crystallsing in fav? or of a progressive and ugr-rresilve city government, which will Insure to the people a n-iw order of things. Many believe that great good will be accom? plished by this "rattling of dry bones." and that a majority Of the voters will be found In fuvor of the candidates whose platforms show them to be most fully In lln* with the new- movement. At the present time, hawever. many old friendships are being strained. and much bitter feeling is engendered by tho conflict. I Belona. Va, May 12.?Tiie thirteenth I annual commencement of Powhatan In? stitute began Friday evening. May 1". : with the annual music anel elocution ; recitals. The program was skilfully arranged and conducted h>* Miss Martha E. Smith, of Indiana, Instructor of music, and M:sj Orate V. Fitzgerald, of o .r.tham. instructor in expression. On Saturday mo.-r.ing. May is, the class day exercises were held, consist , Ins of class songs, history, prophecy, ' poem, May pole dame and class play. On Saturday evening, Dr. William E. HaVSher de-llveri-d the annual address. Twelve diplomas and three certificates I of proficiency were delivered. Aft.?r the exercises o' the evening th> first annual alumnae banquet was held in the dlnlr.g hall, which was artistically decorated in whit.- and sreen. bae class colors. Dr. Hatcher acted as toast master for the occasion. A most en? joyable evening was spent. ] On Sunday morning an impressive iservlce Wf?s he'.d, consietlng of music by the choviis class and an appropriate baoSalaureate s.-rmon by Rev. Percy ' Pemb: rton, of Richmond I Rev. William Bait tr presided Sun? day fvJrlnf. Music was rendered by I the chorus class. An interesting and Instructive'discourse on the importance of home and foreign mission work was given by Rev. Percy Pemlberton. j The exercises were closed by a spe? cially Interesting original and helpful .'.d '.ress to the graduates front Mrs. M. W. Nev?ion. national lecturer of the W. C. T. U. An orchestra from Richmond fur? nished music for the entire program. Among th-? visitors from a distance were Mrs. M. W. Nc-wton, Staunton, Va.; Mrs. Keaton, King William, Va.: Mr. r.nd Mrs. Marshall, Ashland. Va.; .1. W. Plr.slctort, Darlington Heights, Va ; Percy Davis, Cumberland, Va.: Mrs. .1. It. Pierce and Miss Margaret Pierce, of Arvonla, Va.; Miss Winnie Cunningham. Hampton. Va.: Mrs. Wil? liam;'. Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. .lames Bailey ?und Mi?.-: Bessie Merger. Mosleys Junc? tion, Vs.; Dr. William E. Hatcher, F.-rk Union. V.l.: Mr. Travllllan, Caroline county, Va.: Tom Nable, Jr., Miss Nan Noble. Mr. Hood. Mrs. Deitrick, Aubrey Smith, Miss Fanny Da.vis, Miss Be?lah Davis. Miss Corinna Saundcrs, James Rlldd, Itev. Percy Pemtborton and Rev. William Raker. a)l of Richmond. Tha full graduate Is Miss Marls liRlldd; English graduates, Winnie Davis. P.-t Davis, Jessie Cummins, Virginia Marshall. Ruby Sledd, Mlna Ehrhart. Adcssa Ehrhart, Bessie singleton: grad I uaite In music, Bessie Singleton; in elo? cution, Marie Rudd, Winnie Davis; in ?business course. Lillian Downing, Jcr sie Cummins. Presbytery Adjourn*. rPpe.clal to Tiie Tlmos-Dispntch.l Slnitntnu, Va., May 12.?Lexington Presbytery met here at the First Church In adjourned session nnd se? lect.,l Mlllhoro ns the place for hold? ing the fall meeting. Rev. N. A. Par kcr, recently called lo Monterey, was received 'nto the presbytery from Montgomery Presbytery. Thomas Bowycr Run*, of Lexington, n student at Union Theological Seminary, was taken under tho caro of tho presby texv The Opportunity tor Home Lovers" To save the expense of moving our present stock of new and used Pianos to our now quarters?we begin to? day a sale affording real savings so far in advance of ordinary sales that it is truly "The Sale of a Decade." Bear in mind the fact that refcular flftures here arc 2n per i enl. umlerprice by all dealer standards, and you'll grasp the unusual char? acter of the bona-fide reductions quoted. The Famous Stieff Parlor Grand Included in this Sale. Naturally you want the best possi? ble selection from all these offerings. Reductions such as these arc bound to effect a quick clearance. For that reason we advise an early choice. Come now. Get just the style you prefer at the lowest figure in years. You want a Piano. You have perhaps wanted one for a long time. Now you can gratify this wish at a figure impossible of duplication for years to come. Terms are as easy as ever. You have every privilege? free trial, full guarantee in writ? ing, etc. If you have an old piano wo will make liberal allowance for it. Out-of-town pur? chasers arc refunded railroad fares. We want all to reap the benefits of this sale. Come in to-day. Glad to show you around. The Stieff Petite Grand Offered in this Great Sale. Our New Home, 117 West Broad, After June First. Four great floors devoted entirely to Pianos and Piano Players?the greatest institution of its kind in the entire South. A solid train load of new Pianos on the way now. No old instruments to be carried over. ewand Used Pianos No Pianos are reserved. You have the choice of our entire stock. There are. fine Stieffs?both grands and up? right?the best Pianos made. There are Shaw Pianos, sweet-toned and lasting?and all other grades of Pianos. We have just the Piano you'll take delight in, now placed within reach of every one. Read These Reductions From Factory Figures, Already 20% Under Price $400 Stieff Upright, College style.$300 $450 Stieff Rosewood Upright.$340 $475 Stieff Mahogany Upright.$360 $500 Stieff Mahogany Upright.$375 $525 Stieff Mahogany Upright.$395 $55i! Stieff Mahogany Upright.$410 $750 Stieff Grand, mahogany.$560 $800 Stieff Grand, rosewood.$600 $825 Stieff Player Piano.$620 $375 Shaw Upright, mahogany.$300 $390 Shaw Upright, mahogany.$310 $100 Shaw Upright, mahogany.$320 $750 Shaw Player Piano.$600 $335 Bennett .'v. Brctz Upright.$250 $350 Bennett Si Bretz, mahogany.$260 $325 K?hler .\ Campbell Upright.$240 S -' ; 5 Koiilcr & Campbell, mahogany. . .$250 $350 Kohlcr & Campbell, mahogany.. .$260 $275 Davis &? Son Upright. Used Pianos in Perfect Condition $850 Large Parlor Grand. $750 New Baby Grand. S550 Stieff Upright. $ 10 I Stieff Upright, slightly used. . . Other Uprights as low as... Squares and Organs as low as. .$205 . $575 S535 $325 $300 S100 . $15 Railroad Fares Paid to Out-of-Town Purchasers Old Pianos Taken in Exchange 205 E. Broad Street. E. G. RIKE, Manager, A Small Payment Down Eas\ Terms Step in To-Day Glad to Show You PIANOS JAMES JONES STICKS TO HIS STORY OF SEAL Former Coachman of Jefferson Davis Insist That He Hid It and Will Never Reveal It's Hid in g Place. Washington. May 25.?"I know that Mr. Davis g.iv-- me the Confederate This Will Interest Mothers Mother Gray's Sweet Powders fot Children, a certain relief for feverish ness, Ji-sadnche. !>rid stomach, teething : disorders, move and regulate the bow- I els and destroy worms. They break up 1 colds In twenty-four hours. They are SO pleasant to the tasto children like : them. Over 10,000 testimonials. Used ! by mothers for twenty-two years. They never fall. Soltl hy ull druggists, 26e. Sample mailed free. Address Allen & Olmsted. Le Roy. X. Y. p B ?? BBWasVMBrt B rfffi'| DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES A REDUCTION IN PRICE OF PEVELOPINC AND PRINTING. OUR EVER IN? CREASING BUSINESS AND IM? PROVED FACILITIES ENABLE US TO TAKE THIS STEP WITHOUT IN ANY WAY AF? FECTING THE HIGH QUALITY OF OUR WORK ?mw PRICE QUEST LIST ON RE Optic?!Co. g 1 223 E. n Broad St. H seal and told me to hide It. It Is hid? den now, und 1 will never tell whero it Is." to-day by .lames Jones, the old ne-1 gro who was formerly coachman for) Jefferson Davis, and who alleges triat a short time before the death if pres? ident Davis he told Jones to guard well nnd for all time the secret which lie had confided him. Jone! Is living at Deanwood. a su? burb of Washington. With his son, who Is a physician, the old fellow is spending his declining days, and though he remembers much that hap? pened during the time he was In the employ of President Davis, he Is loath to discuss those days or times. I; is with difficulty that Jones ddp lie induced to tell of past events. Pos? sibly Ittis because of the love he has for his old master, possibly because lie has been advised not to talk, or pos? sibly because he is growing old und is naturally sceptical of Strangers In <iurst of news. At any rate, he Is not aivxlous to discuss, tiii- (Confederate seal question, but simply says that he was told by Mr. Davis to hide it. I end that he has done so. i Asked as to what he thought about the seal which lias Just been sold to ! certain persons In Richmond by Ad [ mlral Selfrldge, of the navy. .Tones i said to-day tliu he knew nothing ? about such a seal being in existence, land that all ho knew about the mat : ter was as above stated As a matter of fact. Jones did not seem to be Inter? ested In the loast In the last transac? tion regarding tho seal, lie seemed perfectly satisfied in the possession of the knowledge thai he was keeping the filth with the revered t?re's*dent of the ^Confederacy in not revealing tho send'* hiding placo. Askod ir he would tell some day where the seal remains hidden, Jones said he did 'not contemplate such a thing, but. it is understood here that his son knows the secret. If thero Is one, nnd that after the death of his faiher. which at best cannot be many years off. he probably will explain the mystery. As already stated In this correspond? ence. Admiral Selfridgo explains the reason why ho did not sooner make known the fact that he had In hin keeping whit purported to be the. real seal of the Confederacy by the state? ment that Inasmuch as It was his own property, and that having put it away several years ago, he had for? gotten all about It until quite recent? ly, when the fact that he had It In his possession was called to his at? tention. This is the only reason he would assign. It la ti"t improbable that upon the death of James Jones the real mystery connected with the seal which Is al? leged to have been hidden by him, and also the reason why Admiral 8clfJ ridge has remained silent so long, will he known. P. K. McQ. [Special to The Tlmes-1 tlspatch.] Bristol. Va.. May 22.?The corner? stone of the Alumni nnd Old Students Building of. King College, Bristol's ? Presbyterian Male School, was laid , this afternoon with imposing ccromd , nies, .Hui in the presence of the di-h Kates to the Presbyterian General Ash sembly. Dr. C- It. Reed, of Columbia, f. C, president of the Alumni Asso? ciation, presided. The comer-stona was laid by Dr. Thomas S. Clyco, mod >ra!..r of the assembly, while the ch'ei address was di livered by Dr. .lames I. Vance, of Nashville. The men men? tioned are all graduates of this school. Decided With u Straw. I [Special.to The Times-Dispatch.1 Bristol, Va . May 32.?Former Mayor Charles P. Oauthier and George W. liainmltt, Republicans, both having 1 announced for the mayoralty of Rrls \ toi. subject to the election of June 11, to-day drew straws to determine which. should remain on the track to oppnso ? George M. Warren, nominee of tho recent Democratic primary. Oauthier I won and llammitt will make tho rasa I !p .incllma u. Non-Skid Tires Supreme by test of hardest service, are the one positive security against skidding on any kind of road, at all seasons of the yAr. SclJ ?7 All D-clcri Who Consider _Quality _yg* Gives a Most Delightful Flavor makes lighter, sweeter and more wholesome bread3, biscuits, cakes, muffins, etc., than any other. Does not impart to foods the bad taste that so frequently results from the use of baking powders of inferior quality. Sold by all good Grocers. Insist on having it.