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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA.
RICHMOND NEWS AND GOSSIP Leaders of May Conference Against a Convention, WANT COUNTY PRIMARIES It fa lltlMttd Thnt II tn Too Easy to Pack a convention, und ?Inn or tho l.cndom Iteclnro* Iho Convention Snonld Instrnct For n Primary In I'.vory Conuij-"High Life," n Sen? sational I'nper, Knppresaoii by l'o lico Judge-Dr.IIauihoriio Accepts (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond, Va., May 2.?It seems now j that tlic leaders of the Senatorial con- ] ferenco movement will bend every en? ergy to have the conference declare in unequivocal terms against a State con? vention for nny purpose. "We are afraid of conventions." said one of these gentlemen to-day. "They have caused many of our present ills. They nre supposed to be infallible. Unfortunately they are not. It is so easy to pack a convention. Here is the way the matter stands: We want Sena? tors chosen hy the people. Until we can have that brought about wo want Sena? torial candidates chosen by seme popu? lar method. Bosses much prefer having | a legislature choose the Senators and ?i caucus the candidate. Mr. Martin und bis friends would Infinitely rather retain the old method. You know, and every Intelligent Democrnt In Virginia I knows, It Ih much easier to persuade | a convention or a caucus, or o legisla? ture than the people of n whole State. "Therefore, let the confcrcnc ? ask the State Committee 1? order primaries In every county in Virginia. Should the State Committee refute to <i<> thlB, then let the committee, acting under In? structions previously received f;,nn tho conference, issue an address setting forth all facts mul requesting the Democrats of the different counties to use the primary !>l;ui in the selection of a Senatorial cnndldnte. No conven? tion; I say, and say we all, or should say." A PAPER SUPPRESSED. The most interesting case in tho Po llcc Court this morning was that of High Life, the sensational weekly which made Its first uppenranee here Satur? day, and whose publisher was arrested on the charge of publishing obscene lit? erature. Mr. Lee Todd, Iho publisher and business mannger, was thu only person against whom charges were brought, who Mas present. Mr. Todd repented tils frank state? ment of yesterday, emphasizing the fact! that as soon as his attention was call? ed to the objectionable character of the paper he recalled the copies i?ut out by him and determined to have no more to do with It. Sergeant Tomllnson confirmed Mr, Todd's position In the inntter. Mr. 1.. Felhelmer, the only person whose name was called In the columns of Hi?'ii f.?lfe, Appeared to prosecute the publish* rs i' >r the unwarranted use of Iiis nunc In connection with infantil'' responsibili? ties that do not exist. Not being a ense for criminal astlon. he wax referred to the higher court for civil net Ion should he desire t,> take it. Sergeant Tomllnson slated thnt ho learned on Sunday thnt a citizen who felt outraged at refcrenci h In the paper apparently pointed at him was mil gun? ning for the prpprletorsnndreported the matter to the police Justice. The Great Dispenser expressed the opinion thnt stich a paper could not bo published in Richmond without somebody getting hurt very soon, and that it was his duty to suppress ~uy publication that would lend to breaking of Iho pence, lie em? phatically announced Ma Intention to nip In the bud any attempt to start one. Messrs. George D. farter, n well known citizen, and Mr. James Monarch, whose antecedents seem lo be unknown even to his recent business associates, were anxiously Inquired for, but Mr. Tnod bore the brunt of tho battle sin? gle-handed and alone. He promised as far as ho was con? cerned thnt tb" paper should not ap? pear again, and Justice John r< iterated his determination to !(??<?). iho atmos? phere of Journalism nuie nn<1 dlsm ted the chnrge against Mr. Tod,!. CAPITOL MATT!.KS. The Governor to-day received a let A HAPPY liOY. The Cond Fortune IVlitrIt liefen .Join, Tiiylor-llnw If wna Ohlnlneil. John Taylor, the 12-ycnr-old son of Mrs 0. Taylor. 119 Gibus nvenue Norfolk Vn Is to-day one of the happiest of boy's Ho lias good reason lo be. for a onfl sei - him dashing through I lie streets ? a bicycle, a bright, winsome hoy, it U i' ,'i to believe that a few months ago he was a boneless Inv i vnlld threat? ened with Im? mediate death. The success? ful m e t hod which was used marks a step In medical sci? ence, Mrs. Tay? lor. In speaking of It, says: "John n 1 ways was tle|i Jcate. having trouble with bis heart ai lungs. Hi condition wits such that wl he attended school, the air in the s liool room affected him. conscquelnly l inuglu him at home. "His condition has been a constant care mid anxiety. I COUld not get bis ||fc Insured us no company would lake the r'sk We traveled for the benefit Of bis health, but It wn? useless, l: was awful to hear bun t^lk, as his voice souudi . so hollow "We formerly lived in Washington. ;>. C and three specialists said 'ho had no constitution and could not live through Oct?bor and any overdue excitement or inteivt-e hot weather meant sudden death. Ha nedert constant care and proper nour '9" lJ&erytbing posslblo was done, but h( did not got ftny bettor. About eight montha ago I was advised to glve'Browns" Iron Bitters to John, which r did "Ho was bonofltted a! once. After us? ing three bottles he wna so much lin nroved that lie went to work, and Is now Solnsr woll. He has hud no medicine or doctor since, and our admiration for Braim* iron Btttera Is unbounded." tor from a Baltimore woman Imploring his aid In Unding her husband. Six years ago last January, she Fays, he left her In this city to go to Cincinnati In search of work. lie never came back, nor has she seen or heard of him since. She has no idea as to his whereabouts. She now lives In Balti? more. Governor Tyler will visit Petersburg to-morrow and Inspect the Central State Hospital. It will be the occasion of the quarterly meeting of the Board of Director*?. The Board of Public Works will moot In the Governor's ollice at noon on June Sth to begin the work of assess. Ing railroad, steamship, ean.nl and ex. press properties lor taxation. NATIONAL T. P. -\. The National convention of the Travelers' Protective Association will very probably be held here next year. Since the Virginia Division decided to make a flKht for it the members have received encouraging news. Louisiana Division and the Oregon nnd Wash? ington Divisions are the only rivals. DETERMINED TO RESIGN. Rev. Thomas Semmes is Arm Iii his purpose/to retire ns rector of St. An? drew's Church. When he tendered his resignation a few weeks ago the an-, nounccmcnt came as a great surprise to Iiis people. He Is exceedingly pop? ular with them, and they do not want him to so away. East night the vestry had a most Important meeting. All the members were present, and Mr. Semmes was in attendance. A petition signed by nearly all the members of the church was presented asking Mr, Semmes t<> withdraw his resignation. They will i>e pained to learn that he declined ti do so. The young clergyman was deeply touched by this evidence of the love and esteem of those to whom he ban ministered, hut he said his mind was firmly made up. and he could not withdraw his resignation. THE ACCOMAC PRIMARY. At the recent primary held in Aeen mac county the following Democratic candidates for county and district pin? cers were nominated: Clerk of County court?Montcalm Old ham, Jr.: without opposition Clerk ot" the ClrciiM Court?John D. Giant: without opposition. Commonwealth's Attorney?Ben. T. Gunter, Jr.; without opposition. Treasurer?John IT. Hopkins; without opposition. Sheriff?I* .lam.s Hunter. Commissioners of the Revenue?w. s. Trcnncll und Thomas C. Kelly. Mr. Grant is a former cli tie in the Auditor's ofllca and Mr. Gunter was doorkeeper of the State Senate a tew years ago. DR. HAWTHORNE ACCEPTS. A telegram was sent last night to Dr. Hawthorne at Nashville, announcing the call extended him and asking him if he would .-inept. The following reply was received: "Nashville, Tcnn., May l. ison. "Dr. Hawthorne is- not here, but yon may say he will accept. "C. W. HAWTHORNE." BOUGHT A TOBACCO FACTORY. The negotiations for the sale of the pr iperty of tin- United Stutes Tobacco Company to n party of gentlemen, headed by Mi*. Thomas XJ. Scott, have been concluded, The new company will have ample capital and it will make ex? tensive improvements at the factory, which is located on Nineteenth street. 1T. S. COURT OK APPEALS. Tlie United States Circuit court of Appeals convened to-day at 12 m. for the May term, with Judges <; >iT, Pur hell and Wnddlll on the bench. The court announced and filed its opinion in the following case: No. 29!?. Stcnm tug "E. Luckenbach," nppellant, vs. l.t. W. Lear, master, etc., of schooner R. Van DUS< II," appellee. Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk. Opinion by Judge Goff. A dinned. TOWN OF SUFFOLK A Boy Attempts to Kill His Father. Walter Kelley Identifies n? die .linn Wauled in Knrfolk l*i>r Kicnltnt; Pislol? sold in NtilftilU?Cnnileiit n it i Ion I'rucertf lugs - Olli er Xevr?. (Special : i Virginian-P11 ??..) Suffolk, V.:.. May 2.?Young, vicious and untamed, Orny Newton declared i ho would kill his own father, and so determined was he his mother was fearful lest rile act .-haul,! lie dorn . and reported her son n the j> dice.' Oray is fourteen. He lives with his mother and invalid father on Ilolladayj street. ?ray spent last night in prls on, He fought desperately when Sei -! geant Ames arrested him. The Newtons are respectable people; but the fathers paralysis ? ul ? ?:< mm i of the family's income. They ore poor. Oray had a wayward tendency, but his mother bite it as long a<j Bhe could with safety. When Ii . ime i ? be a question of having her hu n I killed by her boh it was the last . i . .. ami Oray wan locked up. She wanted him put Into a reformatory. Oray ne? vor liked,.to be a bread winner. He begged ami smoked cigarett To-day Mrs. Newton's m iternnl in? stincts galm I supremacy, and site came to Mayor Brewer with a request that Oray be given liberty again. He had made many promises to do better, shp affirmed. Mayor Brewer will prob? ably turn him out t i-morrow. MORK TROUBLE It'll KELLY. There's more trouble ahead for Wal? ter Kelly, alias Johnson, 30 years old, of Cincinnati. Kelly came to Suffolk a few days ngo. He had pistols to sell. As his terms were easy nnd val? ues Rood Kelly sold a lew of th- guns in spite of the absence ot a license. Ser? geant Ames got onto his game, and Kelly wu.s lo ked up. Ii,' rcsl h 1 ar? rest, and Uriel vile language In denqn clation of I ho o ulcer, ro-day's vir-1 glnlan-Pllot told of Kelly's i> flnetl a total of over $a0 for carrying hi.'.den weapons and for selling goods without a license. In default of which he v.-.:. eent to prison. Norfolk's police paw the account of Kelly's doings, and n y.< ntlcmah from that city was soon on his way here to Identify the guns. He was Mr. Sony, whose storo was robbed a few days ago. Mr. Sorey was accompanied by Mr. E. J. Whltehurst. Hp brnujrht n letter of Introduction from Chief of l'o licb IClzer, After a consultation with Suffolk's authorities Sorey was shown Ihc pistols, which hp positively Identi? fied as being stolon from himself. He brought the guns' numbers. To-morrow Kelly will he taken to Norfolk for examination. Sergeant Ames will ilo it. COMMISSIONERS MEET WEDNES DAY. The Court Commissioners appointed to condemn the land through which an extension of Dank street will have to pass will have a meeting to-morrow to assess damages. They will hear evi? dence before naming th? several prices for the town to pay. The following are owners of the property along the line: Norfolk and Western Railroad Com? pany, represented by lion. George 8. Bernard, of Petersburg, ami state's Attorney E. E. Holland, of Suffolk; I Mrs. C. W. Wright. Mrs. it. II. Butler I and Mrs. >V. J. Pettlt, represented by Lawyer James I* McLcmoro.1 Town Attorney Burgos will appear for Suf? folk. Tho meeting will be held at 11 o'clock. A PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION. There was talk among the members of the Phoenix Eire Company to-day concerning the election last night of a hose cart driver. As told lit to-day's Virglnk+n-Pilot, the vote between J. E, Franklin, incumbent, and Kugenc Hur? ley, was n tie, and Franklin lost. Fore? man Dardcu, who was presiding, voted for Hurley. Now Franklin's friends are saying they will ask Ihe Town Council to re? fuse to confirm Hurley's nomination on the ground of Irregularity, it Is said Foreman Dnrdeii voted twice. Hurley's friends think h<> will bo confirmed. The matter will be settled by the Council. CARD CLUB P1NTERTAINMENT. The Tuesday Afternoon Card Club had ;i delightful meeting to-day with Miss Jancl Withers, 139 Main street. Tii.. assembly of young girls played several games of cards and had refresh? ments?ice cream, fake and salted pea? nut.-. Adjourned to meet next Tuesday with Miss Josephine Causey, at G. L. Barton's home, 12 Saratoga street. EAGLES WIN THE SERIES, j The Eagles to-day won from the Stars I ami Stripes in a warmly fought game ; of baseball. Tho score was S to 7. To ; day's victory gives the Gaglcs the first series of live games. Batteries: Heed and Dennis-, Norfleet and Rolland. THEY MOST ALWAYS DO. The advertls-iii'-nt columns have again proven their worth in Unding lost goods. Roy Briggs lost a gold medal and told about it In :i live line "ad." Tho medal came back Ihe very next day. Oho of Joe Lae's beys had the in. dal and was told he would learn ale.ut toe owner in next morning's pa? per. He did. and got fifty cents for Iiis trouble. 1 ?lAPTK >NLESS STORIES. The Suffolk Literary Club will meet to-morrow afternoon with Miss Llzie Hooker, is Saratoga street. Miss Booker will rend. The club is still engaged In discussing * Irnddock. 'I In- r< veiny young artists engaged for tin- presentation of the Presbyterian benefit op< rn, "A Merry Company," are requested to meet to-morrow, Wed? nesday, afternoon, at the City Hull Theater, There will be an important re? hearsal. The Ministering Circle of King's Daughters had a good meeting this aft? ernoon with Miss Katie Holt, day. Hank and Hotlndny streets. Mrs, X. it. Withers, nee Etheredge, returned this afternoon from a. visit to her former home at Charlotte, N. C. Mrs. John A. Gunn and Miss Annie Edwards, of Elwood, were guests of Suffolk friends to-day. The Randolph Society met to-night at St. Paul's rectory. i?s t i:usiti.'it<;. DINWIDDIE COUNTY DKMOCHATS Nl ?MINATE A TICKET. Petersburg, Va? May 2.?The Demo? cratic convention le id at Dlnwiddlc Courthouse yesterday nominated the foil ?? Ing candidates: Treasurer?J. V. Harris. Clerk of County and Circuit Courts? A. M. Orgaln. Sheriff?W. If. Young. Commissioner of Revenue, First Dis? trict?G; W. Ill liner. Commissioner of Rovenue, Second District?John I la: grave. Commonwealth's Attorney?Albert T. I'oWell. The convention w.i? largely attended and there was a great deal of wrang ! iia.e.-.1. >'.?r~7trt-.-wrty ? 'i >\?i*.\ m, and candidate for treasurer, refused to submit his claims to the convention, ar.-l in a lengthy speech declared him? self opposed to ring and gag rule, and ;'-..;; he was a candidate for treasurer until fee sun goes down on May 25 th. Hon. V. It. Mcltwalnc made a lengthy and forcible speech advocating har? mony in the party. He was followed I by Mr. ('. K. Smith. The prospects are tliitl there will be a big fight for coun i ly officers, as nearly all the candidates ! nominated yesterday will have oppo i sition. Mr. s. V. Gllliam Is in the field ha I an Independent candidate for Ircasii ' rer. FELL I'll" >M A WIN I ?OW. Harry, a little sou of Mrs. Percy Alters, aged about live years, fell from a rear window of the second story of Mr. S. II. Nnrthingtdn's boarding- house on Sycamore street yesterday, strange to say, the little fellow, wilo is quite hubby and fat. was not seriously In? jured, N*i> bones were broken. At the time of tho occurrence Hairy and a little son of Mr. Northlngton, about ihe same age, were playing with a hoop, which they were hanging out ot the window, when Harry lost his bat. mice and fell headforemost out of the window to tho ground below. PACK < >!?' WILD DOGS, citizens of Chesterfield, residing a few nulcs from this city, report the presence in their neighborhood of n pack of wild dogs, some five or six In number. The dogs Boom to have their lair i:i an adjacent swamp, and are very wild, not allowing any one to ap? proach near them. They are occasion? ally seen in full pack, and sometimes only two or three together. So far, no damage to stock or otherwise has been [ reported. Ion it i.-< understood that a I party is being organized to hunt and exterminate the pack. [SUFFOLK ADVLRTISEfVlE'TS mHE ONLY WAY MOST MEN WILI J s ive money !?? a Kttle at a time, sys? tematic saving '? ??? experience of prae. ?leal men. who know, say that a goo, wav to save money Is to invest In LI PI: INSURANCE, l' moans laying aside . ?small amount ? year ?nd reo. your money hai :. v. ?j, huge profits at i time win n you need It most. For th: purpose tho best policy Is tho Life K. Kndowmont Issui i by the Union Central For full Information call on or writo WOODWAllD & ELAM, Suffolk, Va. Reglitered by V. S. Potei.t Office 'III Goes to Mot Springs for Urse ?csdn Oiathesss, Gout, Rheumatism, etc. Algernon S. Gacnctt, Surgeon (retired) U. S. Navy, Resident Physi? cian. HOT SPRINGS. ARK.\ enccl?c*? Buff/mlq LmiSA W?ter ^^<?Jfr??: mntism, ami that hybrid disease, ? Rheumatic tiout,' (so-called), which is in conlradistiuction.to the Rheumatoid Arthritis of Qarrod. " I have had excellent results front this Water in these affections, both in my own person and in the treatment of patients for whom I have pre? scribed it." Dr. Wm. F. Carringlon, Formerly Resident Physician, HOT SPRINGS. ARK.. Surgeon (retired) U. S. Navy, Medical Director of the Army of North? western Virginia ; " Send inc to ii'>t Springs, Ark., ten cases ?UFSM.0 l5thba water SPri"K No-2 "This Water has signally demonstrated its remedial power in (iouft Rheumatic Gout, Rheumatism, Uric Acid (iravel and other maladies depend? ent Upon the Uric Acid Diathesis. "It not only eliminates from the blood the deleterious agent before it crystallizes, but dissolves it in the form of Calculi, at least to ;t size that renders its passage ;:io:;;c the ureters and urethra comparatively easy." The accumulation of t'ric Acid in the system makes Uric Acid or Gout Poison causing Gout, Rheumatism, Calculi of lite Kidney nnd Bladder, Bright's Disease of t he Kidneys, Nervous Prostration, Nervous Headache, Nervous Irritability, Nervous Asthma, Mental Depression, Neuralgic Affec Eczemasand Dvspep sias! Buffalo Lithia Water and washes out or the system Uric Acid accumulations and formation:; and Is both .1 powerful Remedy for aud Preventive of these and all conditions resulting front Uric Acid Poison. In Biliary Calculi, or Gall Stones, Chronic Malarial Poisoning and some of the Peculiar Affections of Women it has proved equally efficacious as In Uric Acid Diathesis. B?K'F?L'D LSTBiHA Vi&T?r ?* for sals by Grocers nnd Dm rglats generally. Testimonials which defy all imputation or questions sent to any address. mmm^ utma shuxgs, Virginia. Springs open for guests from June 15th to October ist. Lay the to the root of the tree SB 1 Moet pocrplo hardly realizo that headaches and dyspepsia and ?thcr miseries ail come from one cause und th:rf taking a separata remedy forcaohsyinpti >m > 1 like picking thxi leaves off an obnoxious tree, instead of! striking ;:t the root. Hcndachu, or sluggishness,or disordered stomach or constipation or offensive broatii show that eitlterthestomach or bowels or the liver are notdoing their unttiral work, int<! ? D> S P & h\ fR TARB ?S TABULES Go to tho rootot all theso difficulties by immediately corr ting fiho stomach aud gwifcly stimulating the liver and bow< is i-. hcaltliy nrlinn. Tin-*- I ?, l ' ?:?'!,-r ,c ??; ?,,? .f iirnfi:r,t^-n r. :.;t!.tr U'iid .' pnysictan; tbey nx? n simpla remedy, as i|iild yet certain ns natura itself 'Jtopeoplo of sedentary habits, professional and busi? ness men, and ^mrtfcutarly to women, these Tubules i:. uro a regular habit. comfortable digestion, and a clear head: preventing aoany a serious illness with Ha long train of sulToring :md expense. Thotwo most important processes <<f life (assimilation of food gmd elimination <?f warte) depend nhncot entirely upon the stomnch, liver and bowels \ their healthy action, maihlaiwvl by Hinaus Tabales. dispsJu a long list of ailments. For hoods-ches, indigeo tion, dvspepsia biliousness, constipation, dizziness, fluttering o? the Iseart, slug? gishness, poor sleep, loss of appetite, depression, j. art burn, nausea, 1km! taste in >!?<? mouth, sallow skin, nnd .-til tho ills caused by a dis prdered stomach, tuko si RIP AUS TABULE. One WIM do yea good. "3 ' SPgqS?' ELECTRIC FANS... The .ivailibility of electric current oilers an ear.y remedy for hot or badly ventilated rooms. The cost of operating an Electric Fan is so small in comctrison to the benefits which result that it need hardly be considered. TWO DOLLARS A MONTH d VIRGINIA I ELECTRIC CO. EASTMAN'S KODAKS ! We have a full supply of East? man's goods and all chemicals and other goods for Amateur and Profes? sional Photographers. Kodaks, . $5.00, Sio.OO, $22.00 Vive Camera, . . J>5.00 and up Gundlach Camera,' . $10.00, $14.00 And other makes. Developing Solution, Toning So'' lion, Flash Powder, Printing Paper, Mounts, &c. Burrow Iii I do 296 MAIN ST. An Elegant Eiutritiye Tonics Especially recommended in convalescence, debility and when suffering from extreme exhaustion, from brain work or fatigue. 60 Cent1: Per Pint Bottle. RGBL F. HOLMES CO., DRUGGISTS, No. 196 Alain Street. Phones 733. ESTABLISHED IS?5. Sewer and Well Pipe BRICK T/LB ALL SIZES. Lime, Cements, Piaster, Bricks, Laths, Hair, Shingles, Flooring Etc WOODSIDE'S WHARF NORFOLK, VA. J. W. CAM A GH. V/. .V. WALLIS". EWE k WIR, Headquarter for Foreign and Domestic cement, lib, Plaster, Bricfcs, Sewer and Chimney Pips, Lathi, Shingles, &e. Oiii;e and warehouse 12 to 18 PLUME ST Nc.ir thj f:riJc;. NORFOLK VA, MACHINERY! For Lowest Prices and Cost Terms en Portable, Stationery. Corlls* and Ma rlno Hi [Ines, Steam Bollora, all styles and sixes j (!n?, Gasolene ami Naplha En cm- : Electric Motors, Saw, Crist and Sliine.lo Mill.-". Wo- .1 W-.r'.iiiis-v Machines. Belttnft, Scale? of all kinds, &o. Call on or write to t, a. perey, MAriUFACTUHERS' AGENT, NO 303 Water Street (Coper ?u(ldlng). Both phones Nv>. 4, Norfolk, V?. K libber and stocl Staaipj?, Railroad, Hotel. HaKRaice nuil Bras* Check* Srnls, .. idgcs, Stencil .-ind Stamp ink:-', Pari?, Dater?, etc. PHCENIX ?nnd stencil works, Job Printen, Ccr- Nivisoa and Church Sis, CONTRACTORS AfND BUILDHRS. In the market for I/ma. Port? land or Americon Cement Pias, ler Hair. Chimney Pipe. Flra i'.ri'ck. I ??th ?r t-iiiins^o.s. See ufl before you buy Wo are soiu ?genta for Acmo cement plM. ter New Sc. 11j Water street. BATCHBLDBR & COLLINS, Norfolk Iron Works, QEO. W. DUVAL & CO., NO. li WATER STREET. NORFOLK. ENGINES. BOILERS, SAWMILL and nil kir.u.i of mai ? nt y ct t;-.e most Im? proved pattern?, Ali i repairing at ttio shortest notice mlar attention tu steamboat work. v.U.'H PATENT BOILER TUBE FERRULES are ttio only perfect remedy for leaky boiler tubes. Their can be Inserted in a few minutes by any engineer, and ars war? ranted to stop leaks.