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Confident That Its Delegation
Will lie Seated in Chicago
Meeting Will Be Held in This
City to Perfect Organi?
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
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?
\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?
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
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
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
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No poisonous sugar of
lead?no sulphur?no dye
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
your own protection. The
girl with the Auburn hair is on
every carton and bottle.
The Tragic Drug
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
Co. guar.Thtee it.
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
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
" 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.
[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
[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
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
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
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
$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.
. $575
. $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
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'|
Optic?!Co. g
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
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.

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