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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHERHpARTS^OF VIRGINIA
AND GOSSIP People at Want Voice in Selecting U. S. Senators. MAY MEETING AT CAPITAL .Mr. IHortln Declines to Dlscnns tlie Blatter, bnt Will ?o Kothlns In Opposition to llio Movement-A?l nilral Sicliley Receiving Mmiy C'onrteslcs?Rev. I>r. swccni y lie* ?Itnt-Ntira Notes of Interest, (Special to Vlrertnlan-Pllot.) nichmond, Vau? March 27.?The sub? ject of the approaching conference here; In May for the purpose of considering methods whereby tho people may have a voice In the selection of United States Senators, Is creating more comment than any which has arisen In Virginia In some time. The call for tho conference, which' was published In tho Sunday papers, has been analyzed and discussed, and every sentenco interpreted, and from them deductions and Inferences drawn until the subject would seem to be meeting threadbare. The fact that fifty such prominent men of the State signed the call for the conference caused comment, as illustrating the strength of tho movement. However, the fact that among those who signed the call were several gen? tlemen who are warm supporters of Senator Martin, created greatest com? ment. For there I? a very decided and very general tendency to recognise the con? ference as a manifestation of opposi? tion to the re-election of Senator Mar? tin. Whatever be tho grounds for such opinion, or whether there are any good grounds for it. the fact remains that It exists, and the public is therefore puzzled to know the reasons which friends of Senator Martin had for signing the call. The real attitude of Senator Martin towards the movement cannot bo learn? ed front Senator Martin himself, lb refuses to discuss it. Hut n man who Is very close to tho Junior Senator to-day expressed views which are believed to reflect those of Senator Martin, and bin supporter.--. "We will do nothing in opposition to the movement." said the gentleman re? ferred to. "As for myself, and I pre? sume the same is true of many. If not all the friends of Senator Martin, I do not regard such a conference as aimed at Senator Martin. I think Senator Martin would not oppose tho conference were it not that he cannot now afford to have the advocates of such a move? ment say ho has been whipped Int.) line. You know, he and hits friends, as well :vfi Senator Daniel, opposed a Senato? rial primary at the Roanoke conven? tion. I do not think Senator Martin has changed his mind. I am sure the majority of his friends have not. But we nre takln? no steps to oppose tho conference. So far as I know, none will be taken." "Surely I should bo the last man in Virginia to oppose anything looking to giving to the people opportunity to ex? press their choice of candidates for any position," said Governor Tyler when questioned by the Virglnlan-I'llot cor? respondent to-day. "I have found the people excellent Judges of candidates," the Governor continued, and he smllled in a quizzical way. "However, 1 am not taking an active part In politics. 1 am devoting my time endeavoring to discharge, to the best of my ability, tho duties of my ntllce. That consumes my time very fully. Yet I think." con? cluded the Governor, "that the recent find present performances in Legisla? tures of several of the States have ac? centuated the wisdom of the movement for the election of United States Sena? tors by the people." ADMIRAL SOHLET STILL HERB. Hear Admiral Schley and Mrs. Schlcy nre still at the Jefferson, the guests of ?Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bno, of New York. The Admiral is receiving many eour teyloa In a quiet way, and says he Is thoroughly enjoying his visit to Rich? mond. Ho and Mrs. Schley attended services at 3t. James' Episcopal Church yesterday morning, and In tho evening went out for a walk. To-day the Admiral and wife, and General Bradley T. Johnson took a drive about the city, visiting the various points of Interest. Admiral Schley and wife will return to Washington In a day or two. An old naval soldier, who was on the ship commanded by Captain Schley many years ago. enme over from He trrsburK to see the Admiral this morn? ing. They had not met for more than twenty years. As soon as he saw him Admiral Schley at once recognised him and extended his hand in greeting. They talked over old times and spent a pleasant time together. DR. SWEENEY RESIGNS. Rev. l>r. '/.. T. Sweeney, pastor of the Seventh Street Christian Church, ere-, aled something of a sens.it:on last nicht by tendering his resignation. He takes this step because of the Illness of the mother of Mrs. Sweeney, at Co-j lumbus, Ind. Iiis wife has had to be with her mother for about three months, and Dr. Sweeney finds he will be forced to ?o there to reside. He will I supply churches in that section. FORMED A NEW CHURCH. The factional differences i.i Grove Avenue Baptist Church, which forced the resignation or Roy. Dr. Hid* n from the pastorate, have resulted In the for? mation of another church. Those mem? bers who severed their connection be? cause of the dissensions in the church* at a meeting held yesterday afternoon at Monroe Hall, decided to organize an? other church, and appointed a com? mittee to draw up the proper papers and recommend officers. The congre? gation assembled at Monroe Hall yes? terday afternoon at 4:"0 o'clock, the lirge apartm.-nt being crowded. An eloquent Bermon was preached by How Dr. J. C. Hldclt, after which all who were Interested in the formation of a now congregation wen- requested to re? main, and nearly all In the room did ?o. Dr. Iliden, however, on account of a previous engagement, was not pres? ent. TOWN OF SUFFOLK Dr. Wise Writes About His Contest, I'lro nt Ii lie fill or II ? Poetry oil Ell? ? olone? t'nisiiij,- Tlironirh tlio .lliilln-A <>ooil Mrrii ( min Nalnrln* ?Sccils For VIolrlbuMoD. (Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Suffolk, Va? March 27.?Congressman Kichard A. Wise still think:; he has a show of heating out Congrossman-Klect William A. Young in their contest for a seat in Congress. If Dr. Wise doesn't think he'll win he is putting up a bluff. In a letter to Captain II. P. Brooks he Indignantly repudiates the published re? ports that his contest has been aban? doned. Dr. Wise says in part: "Accept my warmest thanks for the valuable work you have done in my contest. I hope I may some day be able to repay you. My case is much better than my former one. Young has taken no depositions as yet. and I hear he will lake none, or very few. In spite of all this certain papers (naming two) print that 1 have abandoned my case. 1. on the contrary, feel sure of win? ning. ? ? ? John Wise Is absolutely' certain of our (success. No people have stood by me better than old Nanse mond folks. I wish 1 could come up and see yon all for a day." FI KR AT KUCK HORN. They had a right hot time out at Buckhom early Sunday morning. A vacant store-house, dwelling and cook room belonging to the Haines Brothers were burned, together with practically all their contents. The dwellinR was occupied by William Pierce and family, who barely escaped with their lives and night clothes. All their belongings were b.sl~savo ,me mattress. Loss, $\~ ono; insurance, $500, in the Greenwich. ;? i to t known just how the blaze started. POSTOFFICE POETRY. A letter was mailed at the Suffolk postoltlcc to-day with the envelops covered with a verse intended to b? sentimental. The writing is good, and bears marks "f the feminine gender. The little missive was started to Hosley, N. i'. Leaving out names, which it 'wouldn't be fair to publish, here is the superscription: "Co, little messenger, quick and straight, To D?sley, X. <"., State; And in the postofflce you may stay Till-takes you away." Hut this is not the flrst poem which the vernal months of ISO!) are guilty of Inflicting on the patient postal people. A few days ago a letter was mailed with the following burden, all of which had to be carried by a two-cent stamp: "Over the hill and over the level, Bet this letter go like the devil; At Suffolk. Va., you may leave It, Where-may receive It." A GOOD-SIZED CUT. The Town Council at a special meet? ing to-night made a deep slash Into the green grocer's license. It was cut from $250 to 10 per annum. Present: Mayor R. L. Brewer, Jr., and Councilman w. McAnge, B. L. Saunders, J. Walter Hosier. H. It. Culley, John C. Smith, R. It. Allen and G. W. Trultt. Mr. B. B. Dumvllle, who led the movement for a reduction of the license tax. which was practically prohibitory, made a long speech, and a petition car? rying 220 signatures was presented. It was first moved to have the license $12.50. This was followed by amend? ments fixing it at $12 and $10. HAD FOR THE ASKING. Captain Harry P. Brooks, Republican county chairman, to-day received a lot of garden and farm seeds from Wash? ington for free distribution. Any one living in Nnnsemond county who wants seeds should see Contain Brooks and get them. Those outside of Nnnsemond should send him their address and have the seeds sent direct from Washington. He will have some flower seeds to give away also, but the supply of these Is morn limited than that of the garden seeds. There are a hundred or so packages of assorted seeds at this ofl ?> which can be had for the asking while they last. TRANSFERS IN REALTY. j Here are tho bargain and sale deeds ' put on record In the County Clerk's office to-day: James I. Wyatt et ux- to T. O. Daugh trey, ten acres on Holy Neck district; $200. William Foreman ct ux. to Henry Skeeter, 3SVi acrea In Cypress district; $167.50. Henry Skeeter to Lafayette Skeeter, twenty-three acres in Cypress district; $100. YOUNG GIRL'S DEATH. May. the 0-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dol Baker, died Sunday at her home, near Snvage Crossing. Tho funeral happened to-day at 2 o'clock and was conducted by the Rev. H. U. Butler, of Suffolk. The deceased was a niece of Mrs. C. I/. Williams and "Wil? lie llaker. of Suffolk. LOCAL CHRONIf.'I.ES. Mr. L. M. Wood worth, representing the Norfolk New Light Company, was in Suffolk to-day looking after the new oil lamits which some of the citi? zens nre putting In. R< v. I"). P. McOeachy, of Richmond, who preached Sunday morning and evening at tho Suffolk Presbyterian Church, was the nuest"here of former Mayor John B. Pinner. Rev. D. B. Austin, of Crlttenden, Va., came to-day for a visit to Suffolk friends. Mr. Austin used to be pastor of the Retch Street Methodist Church and chaplain of the Tom Smith Camp, Confederate Veterans. At the ?'brist Ian Church Sunday evenins- Miss Florence Harvey gave n pretty solo rendition of "Ashamed of Christ." Mr. L W. Jordan has been ill for two days at his home, on Main street. There will be no mid-week services at tin Christian Church Wednesday even? ing. Miss Virginia Jordan, nt St. Paul's P. 10. Church Sunday evening, sang a lovely siiin. A pine tree was recently cut down on the Burrow's tract belonging to Mr. B. M. Bruce, of Suffolk, which con? tained nearly 6,000 feet of timber. Captain H. P. Brooks left to-dny for a business trip to Baltimore. He will re? turn Thursday. Rev. J. F. Love preached a good ser? mon at the Baptist Church Sunday evening. GENERAL WALKER SUED. MIL HAMILTON WANTS MONEY FOR BEING SHOT. Bristol, Tonn., March 27.?The war? rant sworn out Thursday by General Walker for the arrest of George B. Da vis. Judge Uhea's secretary, charging him with having shot Walker twice on the night of March 11th. has been served by Chief of Police Kllgore. Da? vis waived preliminary trial and was recognized for his appearance at the next grand jury term of Bristol, Va.. Corporation Court, which will be in July. Davis* bond was fixed at ?J?.r.OO. Ills bondsmen are William F. Rhen, A. S. McNeill, J. II. Winston. II. w. Suth? erland anil Lindsay Bunting. He was released after Illing his bond, which Is only half as large as the one required of General Walker. Commonwealth's Attorney Ash worth states that he will ask the court at the April term for a special grand Jury to indict both Walker and Davis. Mr. Hamilton wasi out on the street Friday and brought suit in the City Court against Major Walker for $in nno damages from the shot he received from him on March 11th. roakoke, MTSS GAMBILTj "WKDS MH. BCH?OLFIELD. Hoanoke, Vn., March 27.?At the resi? dence of J. M. Gambill, at noon Satur? day, Miss Anna Bloomflold Oamblll, daughter of Mr. James M. Oamblll, was mnrried to O. L. Sctioolflcld, a son of Evangelist James E. School field,of Dan? ville, Va. The wedding was a quiet affair, al? though fashionable In every particu? lar. Rev. J. C. Jones, of Trinity M. E. Church, officiated. The couple left on the South-bound ti'aln for a trip to Florida, where they will reside for several months. <? Innerster Eiemoorn I le >'om Inn I Inii Gloucester Courthouse, Va.. March 27. ?The Democratic convention of Glou? cester county, Va., met at the Court? house and., placed in nomination the followlng ticket: County Cli rk- M. Ii. Bridges. Sheriff?Robert H. Fnrlnholt. Treasurer?H. L. Cbrr. Commissioner of the Revenue?J. D. Stubbs. Commonwealth's Attorney ? Marcus Jones. Supervisors?From Ablngdon district, W. W .Williams: War,- ?Iis! riet. A. >.i. Pointer; Pctsworth district, It. P. day. For frost bites, burns, Indolent sores, eczema, skin disease, and especially Files. DeWitt'S Witch Hazel Salve stands first and best. Look out for dishonest people who try to imitate and counterfeit it. It's their endorsement of a good article. Worthless goods are not imitated. Cot Do Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. Burrow-Martin Company. NEXT IN ORDER. "Miss Mary, are you sorry that your Bister Evelyn Is married?" "No," it advances me one number."? Chicago Record. c ?3 -x* ?CD ? x yv. Bear- 'bo __/* Kind Voii lla'.e Always BotxM Why cough nnct risk consumption, whon the celebrated Dr. John W. Bull's Cough Svrup will enro yoa at once ? It no vor fails to euro throat nncl lung troubles. For bronchitis, Boro throat and hoarseness it is invaluable. Will euro a Hacking Cough. Ilrwrn ore sinolt and pleasant to take. Doctors recommend it. Price 15 els. At ull druggists. It !s an easy matter to claim that a remedy has wonderful curative power. The manufacturers of RIIBUMACI DE leave It to thoso who have been permanently and positively cured of RHEt'MATIRM to make claims. Amonr thos? who hnvo recently written us voluntary letters say? ing that they have been cured aro: Rev .1. 1.. Poster. Raleigh, N. C: Mr. J. K. Robinson. Kdltor C.olds bofo Argun; Mr. A. Dana, a promi? nent merehant, Maeon. Ca., and Mr. W. 1?.. Duk?. a railroad man, Kansas City, Me. Rhcumacldc Will Cure You. imuiaciured uy the bobbht drug go.. Raleigh, N C Sold in Norfolk by McClenahan & Powell ami Druggists generally. Price jl per bottle. meh5-su,tu,frl-Cm Quickly relieves and permanently cures all Nervous Troubles, Headache. Dyspeptla. Fe? male Complaints. Malaria and nil types of dis? ease originating In, or a^gfavatttl l.y-a low an?l weakened condition ef me Nrrvous SvsTBMa Pleasant, safe, and always . it,. .,, u.,;s. S 1,00 ld.it BUTTLE, AT ALL URUUGISTS.' SUFFOLK ATVERTISEME'TS TTtmt M A VOR TOWN OV SUFFOLK? ? JUNUJS T. PARK Kit, subject to I? mocratic Primary. Will tlfthi to a fin? ish. mhM-tf 1J1 or RE-Kf.ECTION AS MAYOR .L1 Town of Suffolk?lt. L. BKBWBIt, Jr. Subject to Democratic Primary, mbi.-tf rplIK ONLY WAY MOST MEN WILL J save money Is a 1 ttlo at a time, sys? tematic saving. The experience ?f prac? tical men. who know, say Hint a good war to save money Is to Invest In LI PK INSURANCE, ft means laying aside a small am.mill each year and receiving your money back with lar^o profits at a time when you need ll most. I'^r this pur! o-e the liest policy Is the Life Rato Kndowment Issued by tho t'nton Central. For full Information call on or write to WwOI>WAKl> & EI.AM. Suffolk. Va. D. Carpenter. I 35? Main Street, Carpets. lattings, D. Carpenter. THIS WEEK we will place on sale a special line of SIDEBOARDS, purchased by us at a very low price and which we are willing that you should share the benefil of Some of diese Sideboards are worth ?40.00 Come and make your selection. Price, $19.00 and $25.00 5 PIECE PARLOR SUIT, heavily inlaid with French Marqiieterie, covered with Satin Damask, a large, strong and tasty suit, the regular price $100.00. This Week's Spec WHITE EH?MEL BED?Brass trimmings, with Spring and Mattress, Special for This Week $6.85 A 40-lb. BLACK HAIR MATTRESS A. C. A. or Fancy" ticking?made in one or two parts?not equalled elsewhere tor less than $18. Special Price Only $!i.00 Children's Carriages. Not one worth less than $10,00, others a great deal more, i They are all a-row ready to yield their bright lengths to Bodies are of reed, strongly made, heavily shellacked: Star early comers. Test the maiket deliberatelv-and un biased ly. gearing, paten I brake, rubber tire, steel wheels, upholstered You'll be convinced that these ranks represent the royalist with Bedford cords, carriage cloth, tapestry and satin damask, j values. The appended quotations mean quick business. Tem Parasols covered with tine India lawn or sateen, fancy puffed porizing is dangerous, buying elsewhere is extravagance, ruffles and trimmed with Valenciennes lace. Tapestry Carpets, 9 and 10 wire, standard makes. $8.00 to $30400, 55 and ?5c. per yard, worth $8.00. We obtrude Oil Cloths, Linoleums and Mattings here, thrust them into prominence because they deserve it. Makes no odds what you see and hear elsewhere, onr qualities and prices remain matchless. Slip Covers and Window Shades. We make them to order and to please. Our estimates settle the price question, and the usual CARPENTER guar? antee answers for quality and workmanship. Velvet Carpets?Various makes, all reliable. Effec? tive designs, beautiful colors; usually sell at ,$1.2!> per yard. Our Price for this Week, 85c per yd Axminster Rfloquette Carpet Absolutely perfect and usually sold at $1.50. Styles that we have just received for this season. Artistic patterns and colorings, Special for this Week. 77 S-2c per yd We want our store to impress and charm you? We want you to know its condition and superiority so perfectly, that when you want to buy FURNITURE, CARPETS AND MATTINGS you certainly will visit here, VIE HAVE THE GOODS?YOU HAVE THE MONEY?CAN WE TRADE ? All our goods are fresh and up-to-date, therefore purchasers can depend upon buying here the newest and best designs* Such an op? portunity of buying cheap has never occurred and may never occur again? So do not fail to take advantage of this GREAT TRADE SALE and save money. 4 fill db a OLD PHONE 704. f .NEW PHONE! 374. BflUHflKBwMUftMEk?