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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA.
OUR RICHMOND HEWS LETTER Condition of James River Thought to Be Serious. IT IS RISING VERY RAPIDLY Waitia chemistry nnd notnnj Intro* fluent lu l'iiblle Hclioola-AasniiM? cd by United Ntutcw Uarabftl .1 i>i! 11 J. Cocke, or 1'rliico fitorgc Ap? j polatcd-'lho X< \\ 1.1 ikf Workii n( Aloxnndi ln?Dentb of Jlr. Ttlycri. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond, Vn., Feb. 21.?Tho condi? tion of James river is fully as serious as it has been in a week. The kotkc extending across the river from the Old Dominion wharves has been broken to? day, but a new one has formed at Chafln's Uluff. So far as the gorge is concerned conditions arc not greatly Improved. To the menace of the gorge is added the danger of rising water. There may not be a freshet as the result of melt? ing snow up the river, but there is a1 big rise 011 the way hero. There lins heen a rise in the river here to-day To-night there is a rise of seventeen feet at Columbia, twelve feet at Seotts Vllle nnd G 3-10 feet at Lynchburg. The | water is coming into the river rapidly I throughout its course in the mountains. I It Is rising here at tho rate f [ about) four inches an hour. If tfitj K^rse below the city is not broken there will tie a flood that will subtiiei-pe the cen? tral oortton of tin- city. If the Hood breaks the gorge suddenly the damage resulting below from tho deluge, will be very great. The James Hlver Improvement Com? mittee of the City Council and a com? mittee of representatives of steam? boat nnd railroad companies have been working together to-day opening a 1 channel In tho lower gorge with dyna? mite. They were more successful than on yesterday. The results are that the immediate danger to the bridges in the sxip of the ice-nack is averted, ami the dnnier of overflow has been re? moved from an iipner to a lower por? tion of the city. There is a feeling of great uneasiness among those residing, or having property interests in the lower portions of the city. COMMISSION I lit KOINER'S SCHEME. Commissioner K?lner, of the Depart? ment of Agriculture, will make an ef? fort to have the study of chemistry and ?botany in their primary forms intro? duced into the public schools of the State. "I shall appear before the State Board of Education at its next meeting and urge the Introduction into the schools of the study of these branches as ap? plied to farming," said .Mr. Kolner yes? terday. "I am deeply Interested in this matter. I believe it of high importance to the farmers of the State. Why. do you know that the farmer has to .1 . with chemistry more than tiny other man except the doctor or druggist? A better knowledge of chemistry will en? able the farmer to more successfully woo coy nature, the mistress of his life and fortune." ASSAULTED BY I'. S. MARSHAL. Through a report submitted to him by Commonwealth's Attorney E. II. Jackson, of Warren county, the Gover? nor learns that the assault Upon a Turkish citizen in thai county, and for ?which suit for damages has been Insti? tuted, was performed by a deputy United States marshal, nnd not by a county ofllcer. In View of ibis fact, Mr. Jackson thinks 1)10 affair should be in? vestigated by the Federal authorities. GUPBKNATOIt 1 AD APPOINTMEXTS Governor Tyler has appointed" 51r. John J. Cocke, Commonwealth Attorney of Prince George county, a member of tho Board of Directors of the Central State Hospital to succeed the late Capt. C. Shirley Harrison. Governor Tyler will go to Washington to-morrow to attend the banquet of the Virginia Democratic Associntl >n. THE NEW GLASS WORKS. Mr. John S. Bordner, of Alexandria, general manager of the large glass works at Hint place, is in the city giving out contracts for the erection of a building on the piece of property on Seventeenth street, purchased by his company some weeks uro. The build? ing will be 160x75 feet, with the capa? city of a double or triple shift. When completed about 1 <?0 hands will be em? ployed. DIED IX NEW YORK. The death of Mr. L. E. Myers, which occurred Wednesday in New STork, was learned here to-day. Mr. Myers was raised here and was the son of Mr. Sol. Myers, who conducted a stiftar re? finery some years- ago. He was n famous athlete and member of the Mnnhuttuji Athletic Club. Mr. Myers was known as "Lonny" Myers and held the runner's championship of Eng? land, Austria and France. Mr. Myers left here in 1ST;". He was an old school? mate of Mr. S. T. Bcverldgc, of tub? city, who holds many pleasant recol? lections of him. University ofViralnln. Charlottrsville, Vn., Feb. 21.? A. W. ARton, manager of the University of Virginia baseball team, lias about com? pleted his schedule. The first name will be on March 11th, with Woodberry Forest High School. There will be no game with the University of North Carolina this year. The Northern trip will perhaps not be as extensive as heretofore. A Southern trip will be taken at the end of tho season. The University of Georgia has already ask? ed for three games, one lo be played in Athens and two in Atlanta, while others will be arranged with Yanderbtlt and Suwancc. KOAXSKC, Roanoke, Va., Feb. 21.?The postomce at Alrpoint, Roanoke county, was brok? en open and robbed a few nights apr>. Several dollars In silver nnd stamps were taken by the thief, besides a gold watch valued at $50, the property ol Jordan Woodrum, and a sack contain? ing about 1,000 pennies. There is no clue to the thief. PETERSBURG Suicide of Captain C, Shirley Har rison Laudanum Falling to I'rodnce ttio Ilennlt DcnlrnU He U??d n Flatol? A'o Cnau For tbo itoili Act Unonn ?Motes. , Petersburg, Vn., February 21.?In? formation was brought here this morn? ing of tile deatli, by his own hand, of Captain C. Shirley Harrison, of Upper Brandon, Prlnre George county. The particulars surrounding the sad occur? rence aro meagre, and beyond the fact that deceased had lately been in low spirits no cause is assigned for his act. It Is said that on Friday last Captain Harrison swallowed laudanumwlth the view of ending his life.and that the drug failing in its effects to act as quickly as had been expected, he shot himself through the breast with a pistol. From the combined effects of the drug and the pistol-shot wound lie died on Sat? urday, though it is said the latter may not of itself have proved fatal. Captain Harrison was about 57 years old, anil was the son of William B. Har? rison, of Upper Brandon. He was a representative of one of the most dis? tinguished nnd historic families of this section of the State, and was very widely connected and widely known and respected. His death under such sad circumstances will be a shock to u host of friends. Captain Harrison was never married, but leaves a brother. Col. Randolph Harrison, of Cumberland county, formerly Commissioner of Agri? culture, and a half-sister and a half brother. He served with gallantry throughout the war of 1861-'65. com? manding an artillery company from his county, and with his command, while acting as infantry, was captured at Sailors' Creek ?hnrtly before the sur render of the Army of Northern Vir? ginia, and sent to Johnson's Island. Since the war he had lived at Upper Brandon. For many years he served as a magistrate in his county, and for several years was a member of the Hoard of Directors of the State Central Hospital. Captain Harrison was a genial, generous-hearted gentleman,and enjoyed the confidence and tespect of nil who knew him. Captain Harrison left a life-insurance of several thou? sand dollars. BRIEF MENTION. The Petersburg Iron Works Com? pany has been awarded a contract by the United States Government for 1,500 six-inch shells for sea coast defence. These shells aro to be furnished within the next live or six months. ("aids are out for the marriage of .Miss Eunice Clarence W?rde, of this city, to Mr. Joseph J. Ware, of Dan? ville, Wednesday, February' 22d. NEWPORT NEWS Havermeyer's Sugar Refineries Coming Here. Will Ilo ItcmoTcd From Brooklyn, >'cw Torn? nesting of Norfolk Presbytery To.Horrow morning;? '1 lie Order of I lie Exorcises. Newport News, V.l., Feb. 21.?Mr. H. O. Havcmeyer, the sugar king, is con? sidering Newport News as the site for tin- great sugar refineries which be contemplates removing from Brooklyn. In fact. Mr. Havcmeyer sent a repre? sentative here a short time ago to look over the situation. Tho same agent also went to Norfolk, but made a report in favor of Newport News as the most de tj.-'ihlo place op 'be Atlantic coast for the extensive refineries of the Havc? meyer control. Mr. Collis I'. Huntington arrived to? night on his special train. The signifi? cance of this visit is not known hero at this writing. NORFOLK PRESBYTERY. The Norfolk Presbytery will convene in special session to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock in the East End Presbyterian Church. This session of the Presbytery will lie an interesting one. Two new ministers will be examined and received into the Presbytery, and one win be dismissed to the Presbytery of Arkansas. The advisability of the organization of a church at Pinner's Point will also be discussed, and other business dispos? ed of. The order of business will he as fol? lows Appoint a commission to organize a Church at Pinner's Point. Dissolve the pastoral relations be? tween Rev. G. E. Wallace and Bell Ha? ven and Powhntnn Churches. Dismiss Rev. G. 10. Wallace to Tine Bluff Presbytery, Arkansas. Receive Rev, George W. Lawson from the Presbytery of West Hanover. Receive Rev. f. e. Gilkerson from the Presbytery of Lexington. The Ladies' Aid Society of the East End Church will serve dinner to the members of the Presbytery in a house across from tin1 church. The nfllcers of the Presbytery are Rev. R. B. Eggleston, of Court Street Church. Portsmouth, moderator. Rev. 13. It. McCluor, of Park Avenue Church, Norfolk, stated clerk. The Norf,.Ik Presbytery embraces nil of ihe churches of that denomination in Tldew nter Virginia. >0<rCOOOOO<X*??<>0<>$< QUICK CURE FOR COUGHS AND COLDS, PYNY-PECTORAL: "he Canadian Remedy lor all THROAT AND LUNG AFFECTIONS. L/argc Bottles. 25 ots, V DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO., Lim., X Paop-b PtxiiY Oavi*1 Pain-Kiiier. Y FOR sale ay 4} J. C. QORSUCH. TOWN OF SUFFOLK From Affluence to Poverty and Insane Asylum. Nnd IVaw? Received ? Dissolution ol raaPnrtnerablp?Blihop ?itlloway Com i he?Blood honndi-ii Hrcrovc* Archer Knptlnls. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Suffolk, Va., February 21.?After living seventy-two years In ease and comparative affluence, Mrs. Georglana Parker will end her days in a hospital for the insane?with few friends, no money and her mind a chaos or alto? gether blank. She was adjudged in? sane yesterday by a commission com? posed of Mayor lt. L. Brewer, Jr., Jus? tice A. S. Eley arid Councilman H. R. Culley. They met at the county Jail, where Mrs. Parker was confined, part? ly for safety and partly because there was no other place for her to go. The commission ordered that Fhe be sent to and confined in the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, at Williamsburg, as soon as the requisite papers can be gotten. A SAD CASE. Mayor Brewer,when asked what were the chief symptoms of Insanity, said she was crazy all over. It's a sad case. Mrs. Parker used tp own considerable real estate?more than enough to sup? port her. She became involved in liti? gation and it quickly melted away. Then her mind, which had lost some of its former brillanoe, began to get dim, and the road to insanity was not many years away. Some of the older citizens can remember when Mrs. Parker was the belle of the community. She was pretty, accomplished and popular?very much of a society young woman. THEIR MOTHER DYING. Mr. James Joynes to-day had a tele? gram from Newport News, saying his mother was dying. Mr. Joynes left at once for her bedside. The dying lady Is also the mother of Mr. Raleigh Joynes. DRUG-STORE DISSOLUTION. The iirm of Brady & Roberts, com? posed of E. C. Roberts nnd J. H. Stew? art, was to-day dissolved by mutual consent. They had been taking inven? tory for several days, preparatory to making a deal. Mr. Stewart buys out his partner's interest, good-will, etc.. and will continue the business at 13 Washington Square. Read notice of dissolution. Mr. Roberts will hereafter devote his time to the preparation of his patent Tasteless Chill Tonic. His plant has been in operation more than a year. AN ELOQUENT BISHOP. Rlshop Charles B. Galloway, of Jask SOn, Miss., will arrive In Suffolk to? morrow from Petersburg. He will con? duct services at the Main Street Meth? odist Church about 8 o'clock. Bishop Galloway is recognized among the most eloquent men in the Methodist Church, South, and a large audience should be present to enjoy the exercises. He will go from here to Norfolk. WANTED DOG DETECTIVES. Deputy R. E. Norfiect, who has one of the cleverest packs of blood hounds In Eastern Virginia, thinks something unusual in a criminal line has hap? pened at Aulander, N. C. He received a message to-day from Mr. Asa Saun ders, asking for tho Immediate use of his hounds. Mr. Saunders did not give particulars. Deputy Norflcot could not send his pack to do the work. Some of them are 111. THURSDAY" MARRIAGE. There will bo a marriage in Nanse mond county to-morrow. The princi? pals are Mr. William E. Hargrove and Mrs. Mattie E. Archer. The brlde-to bo Is a daughter of Mr. William Cooper. The prospective groom is a native of Sussex county and is now a farmer. TOLD IN A PARAGRAPH. I The felony case against Ell Guess, alias Ransomo. alias King, has been continued Indefinitely to await the ar? rival of State's witnesses. -^Hie wood which was donated to Buf folk by the Seaboard Air Line did much to alleviate suffering among the poor during the lato cold weather. There is still some left of tho four car loads sent nnd any other needy person can have part of it by applying to Mayor Brewer. Mr. Henry Eley will bo selected as SUFFOLK ADVERT I SEME'TS DISSOLUTION NOTICE^ We. E. C. Roberts and J. If. Stewart, trading as BRADY & ROBERTS, have this day dissolved co-partnership by mu? tual consent. J II. Stewart buys the entire, business. Including book accounts, good will, &C., and also assumes respon? sibility (tor outstanding bills. Those ow? ing bills will please settle at once. K. C. ROBERTS, J. H. STB WART. Suffolk. Va., February 21, 1S99. f-22-iw W OODARD A El.AM. Insurance ?? Agents Suffolk, Va., aro selling a policy for one dollar a year that pays live dollars per week should the bolder have typhoid, scarlet or typhus fever, small? pox Asiatic cholera, varoloid, diphtheria or measels. All persons over eighteen years of age can get them. Not moro than ten policies sold to one person. jKVS-tf manager of Brady & Roberts' drug state under the new management. The February term of the Southamp? ton County Court has not done much criminal business of Interest. The postponed Executive Committee meeting will take place soon. Then the methods of nominating town und county officers will be determined on. To-morrow, the 167th anniversary of Washington's birth, will be observed In Suffolk by closed banks, postntllce, schools nnd other public buildings Virginia Troubadours at the City Hall Theatre Monday, February 27th. Tick? ets for sale at Brady & Roberts drug? store. feb21-6t THIS OLD DOMINION Brief Items of Interest Picked Up Here and There. Mr. J. L. Yates, of Abingdon, died Wednesday, aged years. Mrs. Ida Bell Moore, wife of Mr. Thomas W. Moore, of Crewe, died Sunday of measles. Mrs. Mary Annis Carrington, wife of Dr. George W. Carrington, secretary of the Grand Dodge of Masons of Vir? ginia, died Sunday. The Winchester Carriage Works were partially burned Monday; loss $3,000. Mr. Ernest Mosby has been appointed to a position In the United States Hos? pital Marino Service, tit Boston. The appointment Is the gift of courtesy of the Medical College of Virginia. Mr. Granlson Boiling Bailey died Monday at his homo at Wyliesburg. 11" was born in 1S21, and is survived by seven children. Mr. Samuel Bountree Jordan, of Charles City county, died last Friday. The funeral took place Tuesday. Inter j ment In Oakwood cemetery Bichmond. Mr. Peter Knoxville died at his home. Stafford county, Saturday night. Mr. t.. P. Bn.kcr, formerly of Frede? rick. Md., nnd late of North Carolina, died at his home, near Fredericksburg. Saturday. Captain W. J. Honey, a prominent contractor and builder, of Bristol, Is dead, aged f>!> years. Mr. R. N. Dunn, a merchant of King and Queen county, was found dead in his bed Sunday morning. Rev. C. A. Marks, of Tabor. Augusta, has b^en called to the pastorate of the First English Lutheran Church, of Richmond. Tho Boanoko Machine Works will build 1.000 coal cars for the Norfolk and Western road, with a capclty of loo.noo pounds each. Temporarily the furnace at Buenn Vista lias been banked for the want of ore to run it. but It will in a few days resume operations, unless there is an? other blizzard. Dr. J. W. Sotlthnll, superintendent of public Instruction, says he thinks that most of the birds in his county. Amelia, escaped death in the recent freeze. The will of Mr. E. A. Wlnn. together with several hundred bushels of corn, was burled near Boydton Saturday night. No Insurance. Two years ago Mr. Wlnn lost a mill on the same site. A man named George McCarthny, North Carolina, rowed in a hont to the middle of the swollen stream in Dick enson county, threw down the oars and jumped into the raging traters. His body was found the next day. Mrs. B. C. Broaddus, widow of the late-Andrew Broaddus. of Luray, tiled Sunday night, aged 60 years. Professor John W. Davis, formerly of the Washington and Lee University Law School, Is a member of the West Virginia House of Delegales, nnd is chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and recognized Democratic leader. Mr. S. L. Crebs, of Illinois, has been elected president of the Washington and Lee University final hall, vice C. T. Smith, of West Virginia, resign? ed. Benjamin Smith, colored, of Rich? mond, well and favorably known ns a servant at Virginia resorts for thirty nine years. Is dead. The Richmond pa? pers state that he was highlv respect? ed. WI I.I.I %M?RtlltfJ, Williamsburg, Va., Feb. 21.?The an? nual election for officers in the College branch Of the Voting Men's Christian Association took place In the associa? tion hall Saturday night. Tho now Officers, who go in next Sunday even? ing, arc: President, A. II. Foreman, of Norfolk county; Vice President, O. E. Stevens, of Gloucester; Recording See retary, H. A. Hunt, of Prince William; Treasurer, J. T. Thompson, of Warren; Corresponding Secretary, W. J. Wil? kinson, of Brooklyn, N. Y. The dele? gates to the State Convention Of the Association, which meets In Hampton, March 2d to 5th, are Ernest Shawen, of Loudoun; J. T. Thompson, of War? ren; H. A. Hunt and E. C. Gresham, of Washington; A. H. Foreman. B. M. Cox and E. J. Cooley, of Grayson. I will guarantee that my Kidney Curo Will cure '.10 per erat, of nil forms of kidney eomphdut nud la tnuny Instances tho most serlou9 forms of BrlGUt's disease. If the disease Is com? plicated'send a four ounce Tlal of urine. We win analyse it and ntlvise joa Xreo what to do. MUNYON. At (I'll <1nuKl?ti>. "Bo. a vtal. dulde in Health ? ml m.-^lrnl acltlo fr> ?>'. IM? Aich?!.. I'MH. ED BOO SEASON During Fobruary and March all beds should he cleansed and put In a condition to keep away bed Lugs. The use of.our BED BUG KILLER will keep your beds clean an entire sea? son. Price 23c. bottle and brush. You should not overlook tho MOTH FLIES MOTH BAI/LS, f.c pound, f. pounds !3c. NAPHTAKINK FLAKE, 10c. box. for CAMPHOR. We pound. CRYSTA AI.ltA. 15c box. 2 for 2Jc. 20? MAIN ST. Goods delivered fre? In Portsmouth, Berkicy and Atlantic City. The native who gathers the raw rub? ber has but little Idea of tho uses to which It will be put. A large assortment of articles made from th:s highly valuable substance u contained lr our stock of Teilet (ioods The purity of the rubber, and the I klll ful manifacturtng, has produced articles of equality which will give entire satis? faction under Uie most constant and uy '.ng wear. owing to an advantageous purchase we are enabled to ofrer them at prices very much below normal. itnnr.RT f< iioi.mkn a- <<>., NEW NO. 156 MAIN STUEET. PHONE 7&3 a?2J-cod.-sti.w. f-H US? <*><*> O ?>-s> <>-oo <*<><t> PROF. HERTZ GREAT i ? Gsrman Hair ResiorativB, i ? WILL GIVE YOU BETTER SAT- Z. ? ISFACT'ON THAN ANY PREP- $ ? ARATION FOR THE HAIR YOU $ HAVE EVER TRIED. 4) IT WILLREMOVETHEDAND?? ? RUFF, WAKE THE SCALP CLEAN J ? AND HEALTHY, AND IMPART NEW LIFE TO THE HAIR. d) The highest testimonials of its merits are given. SEND FOR CIRCULARS. d> a All DriKjtjists. 0 PRICE SI.00. $ tXANTHINEGO. t t RICHMOND, VA. ? McD. L. WRENN, Pres't. GEO. B. TODD, Vice-Pres't. E. C. GUNTHER, Sec'y and Treis. Incubators, Brooders and Poultry Supplies PRAIRIE STATE INCUBATORS AND BROODERS. These Incubators are strictly Self Regulating as to temperature. Very simple and easy to operate. Full guarantee from manufacturer and ourselves. We have full stock on hand to show you; also have machines in operation. A lively brood of chickens just hatched and exhibited in an Open Brooder. Als<> eggs in process of incubation. Whether you are interested with a view of raising Chickens by artificial heat or not, you are "invited to call and see the chickens being hatched and raised without a mother. Ladies and children are included in the invitation. AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT DEALERS. NORFOLK FARM SUPPLY CO. 38 and 40 UNION ST. (Near Old Market Sq.) GEO. B. TODD, Manager. A NUISANCE On MONDAY, tho 20th. wo wilt heRin to r? model tin.' entire front rf our Btore. Remodeling Is a unlsuncc for tho while, anct has a tendency to lessen trade dur? ing tlx- period required We will carry on the business ns usual, and have made arrangements to protect our Customers from the dost and IllCOll yen!l nee-, and as a special Inducement, we will olfcr our entire st-ck of Dry Goods. Notions, Fancy and Furnishing Goods ^V'JLA PRIME COST. AND TUB REMAINDER OF 11F.AVY GOODS, SUCH AS BLANKETS, COMFORTS, CAPES, JACKETS. AND ALL WINTER UNDERWEAR, ' AT A GREAT SACRIFICE. Take Adsonioce oi mis oiief and CW.e Early. 362 Main Street. WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE. Lawrence & Walton EmbroidC' ies. MONDAY, we will show sonic new and very dainty pat? terns in match sots; also new headings in fhree widths and edge lo match. torchon L;tces. Never before have we been prepared Id show such a vari? ety of real hand and machine made Laces as at the present time. Organdies. New styles justopened?the real French goods at JSc. yard. White Goods and Piques in great variety at popular prices. Lawrence & Wellen 2i8 Alain Street. NORFOLK, VA. THE MQNTICELLO CORNER. Taffeta Silks! Taffeta Silks T SPECIAL. Beginning Monday, our entire line of 75c. Colored and Black Taffeta Silks, These poods have specially the. high lustre and linlsh natural to a high grade 1 of 76c. Silk. Ladies' Wool Skirts Of a Nevy Clue n:id Black Storm Serge, a must excellent skirt for market or g< neral use. original value $3.00. Tho few WO have left will be shown at $1.98. FIRST?? IN TUR GRATES OF ITS COUNTRYMEN Toms Creek Coal! NONE BETTER. TRY IT ONCE. COAL FACTS<^_ There1* a world of difference, tn fires. They're like people; Eonio bright and cheery, others gloomy and dull. For downright good company, even If It does make von stand off. It's hard to beat a Toms Creek tiro. Wo also sell all sizes " RNTHRHGITE BEST QUHLITY. Your orders always havo our prompt attention. TRIGG & WILMER, Agents. 55 ORANBY STREET. Main Office, ? N1VISON STREET, Yards. BOTH PHONES. COLD AND COAL. TVe have a ftdl supply Of the latter kind. Anthracite, all sizes for Furnace, Stovo and range purposes Bltum nous Lumps in Thocker, Toms Creek. Russell Creek, Splint and Pocahontas. AH these are well known to those who use lump coal and pronounced to be the very best for Grates and Op in Fires. Our prices are just the rjn.c lu f.iie tie fn-fze; no advance. 2210 Id'.--' of Coal guaranteed in every ton we sell. CHAS. E. SCOTT & CO. 200 LOVITT AVENUE. Old Phone 251. .. . New. Phono UK.