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VOL. m-NO. 37.
LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD BY TELEGRAPH AND CABLE}tZEffiffi
THE REUNION
AT AN END
The President's Suggestion De?
clined, With One Exception.
COMMITTEE ON HISTORY
Southern Women Will Care For
Graves in the South.
M'KINLEY COMMENDED
The I*r?MH?ci Vor Vnlrno?* i?ml diu?
dor tu Nouilirrii nintnrjr Improved
li.v S|mi'i<?kIi Wnr-ltie DIIHcuHIr?
?I our linen Problem In I'lilllp
plnri ilushl In Urin? u < burltnblc
J mitt cm fill ?I Sumo 'I'lliiib Herr in
Him.lli liiiilcyN Hill l or Vulr?
? t.l?*<>llon ol OIHear?-'!lie "llnlll<<
Altm-.v" - I<ouInv1IIo I'rclVrreil ?>
Norlollt,
Chi 1l< :i in, s. C, May 1-.
C. Br< ?k's Johnston, Mayor ?l Norfolk,
Solid delegation from Virginia anil
friends rroiii many Other Bluten en
iii':.d Norfolk's extension pi Virginia
in pltallfy. Louisville, barked by Lou?
isiana and other strong elements,'evi?
dently choice of majority, and, on mo?
tion, was ui:.'t)iii:*<ii>ly >s-n.
JAS. \V. urCAUUlCK,
i 'ii.n man.
CLOSING- SCENES.
Charleston, V=. c? May 12.?With a
spirited und in tin a si rmy eessl in, the
nlirtli annual reunion ot the raited
Confederate Veterans was to-day
broiiKiit to a close. General John u.
Portion, comniander-ln-clilef, and all
the old oflleers rc-olected. Louisville,
? ivy., was chosen as the next place of |
meeting, ami ? lie* iiiijstlun of Federal
' cafe, of Confodcrutd graves was" dis
P'ii.-U pf nty the adoption of a nibHl?
z?tb resolution winch declines the
President's suggestion except as to
those grayes located in the North, and
reserving to IJio women ot the South
the duty of caring tor thosje in the se
CCdingStatCS Mid Maryland. The adop?
tion of this resolution and the ro| ort
that accompanied it precipitated n de?
bate whileh verged upon the sensational
and at times much confusion and dis?
order prevailed.
Till-'. RISS? ?HJT1? IN.
The resolution adoi ted In place of tho
one offered by -General S. I). Lee, Is
in full as f. Hows:
"Your comnil'-tee, to whom was re?
ferred thi res lution Introduced by
(. i-.ornl S. 11. !.. ". beg to report the
following substitute, with the rccom
iiu . iSai litis of Ihe committee, that tin
ftome l ?? adopted:
"The I'nliod Confederate Veterans In
t|i!s annual convention assembled, de-'
sli-e i il:-.-?- upon record their slncerel
appreciation of the utterances of the]
President if the (TnHed States in At- j
!? In l> ember last, concerning the
pfn-qmptien of the ??are of the graves
of,i ur Cnnfedi rate dead by the Nation?
al i Soven rncut.
"Wo appreciate every kindly sentl
i, .... expressed, ami we shall welcome
nn I ? ?? on v. :.:-h ii:..il i -nit in
?the cai'e of the graves of our nm
i- in tl>.. Northern State3 by our
<;? 'i nment. , . _
"Tu regard to our dead, whose re
tr-alns arctrcstlng In the Slates which
wen represented in the Confederacy,
arid Maryland, the care of their dual
renting places Is a sacred trust, dear!
th< h"ar:s ..f Southern women, and
we believe thi t we can safely let It
t here remain/'
HAMPTON ROADS CONFT3RT2NCT2.
Among ihe resolutions adopted was
otu- characterizing as mere (lotion the
statements mad.- by :t distinguished
Southern lecturer Hint the Confederate I
authorities were remiss in not Improv?
ing tin- opportiiniiy hi the famous
Hampton lloads conference, when Mr
Lincoln mc-l the Southern commission
In ;':i .Tort lo nrrnngo terms of peioo.
The allegation was thai Mr. Lincoln
had at thai time offered to write
"union" a! the top of the paper.ami
allow ih'- Confederate commissioners j
to underwrite whatever terms they
chose. .Mul nffi ring to p y fmii- hundred
m'liions Indemnity for the slaves. The
resolution dei Inres there! is tu? authority
for this statement, and says -the official
records preclude the possibility of its
truth.
VIGOI tOUS S PK ESCH BS.
Several very vigorous speeches were
made in opposition in the whole princi?
pal Involved in Ihe matter, but the
final vole upon .the resolution was
practically unanimous and the an?
nouncement of iis passage was cheer?
ed.
Another Incident was the mention of
the Southern lynching Question by Dr.
J. L. M. Curry, one of Ihe surviving
members of the Confederate Congress,
who. while denouncing mdb law. de?
fended the South and declared her peo?
ple should see io m that ihe record of
her future should bo as unstained as
thai of her past.
REPORT ON SCHOOL HISTORY.
The all-important report of the Com?
mittee on a school history was als ? pre?
sented ami adopted unanimously as
meeting all questions that had led to
the agitation of the subject.
To-night at the auditorium a grand
reception to the veterans was held and
an address delivered by Colonel Henry
J.. Turner, of Chicago, commanding the
First Illinois Regiment, who has been
the guest oi" the city during th.- reunion.
A brilliant ball was Riven at the Isle
of Palms to the sponsors, m.'dds of
honor and Daughters of the Contcdei
acy. The veterans and visitors are rap;
Idly departing aud the ninth reunl irr SI
the nun who wore the gray is practi?
cally at an end.
THE CONVENTION.
Tln> convention was opened at 10:30
o'eloqk with the singing of the doxol
obv, which ttii? followed by prayer by
the Rev. Dr, S. 1?. 11. Elwell, of South
Carolina:
Ueneral Gordon Introduced General
M. L? Bonham, of the South Carolina
Suns of Veterans, who delivered un
address.
He was followed by Mr. Kirk, com?
mander ul the Trans-Mississippi de?
partment. His remarks Were of the
nature oC a eulogy of the Confederate
soldier. General Gordon then presented
Robert K. l-.ee. Jr., who was cheered to
the echo by the assembly.
COMMITTEE ON HISTORY RE
l'OUTS.
General s. D. Lee urcsentcd the re?
port of the Cumuli; lee on History,
which was unanimously adopted. This
was one of the must important mat?
ters before th.- convention, and the
reading of the report was listened to
with close attention. The report al?
luded to the war with Spain as a fac?
tor in obliterating the shadows of the
war between the Slates, and refers to
Hi!- prompt respons.- of the Southern
States to tie- call for troops as show
In^ the whole country the dentil ami
fervor of Southern patriotism. Con?
tinuing, the report says:
PRESIDENT M'KINLEY COM?
MENDED.
"President McKinley displayed
spirit of the American soldier when he
chose from his former foes the gallant
Wheeler, th" steadfast Fitxhugh I.e.-.
the chivalrous Butler and many others
of our own brave comrades, to marshal
the hosts of the Union. Wu are glad
Hint Genera] Wheeler had another op-,
iioriin 'Ay to exhibit the righting quall
tlcs of the Confederate soldier, and thai
Lieutenant Hbbsoji, Victor Blue am!
Worth Bagley, in the navy, showed the
country of what stufr our young men
are made. ??im- more the blood of
North and South has liccil poured out
together- no longer beneath contending
standards in the bitterness of war be?
tween Hi" States, hut now beneath one
Hug, to tin. glory of one country. These
dead, at least, belong to us all." The last
hateful memory that could divide our
country is buried with them. About
their grave kneels a new nation, loving
.ill her children everywhere the same."
i < IN FED E1 tA T1: GRAV ISS.
Alluding to tin- question of Confeder?
ate graved thu n port says:
"Th.? recent generous words of Pres?
ident .McKinley, commending th.- Con?
federate dead to the nation's care, arc
the expression of a sentiment growing 1
everywhere, that the deeds of th. Con?
federate soldier are the glory of the
whole country, and that his memory Is
worthy to bo cherished wherever self-1
sacrifice commands sympathy or brave
actions strike a responsive chord In no?
ble hearts."
PROSPECT FOI? FAIRNESS IM?
PROVED.
Coming down to the question for
which i; was nppolntcd, th.- committee
says that its duty is now little more
than to kc( p watch upon the histories
of the day, and to stimulate historical i
arch and publication, and regards
the prospect for fairness and candor in
history .is much Improved by the Span?
ish war. The committee also alludes to
the race question and expresses the
opinion that the "race problem is" not
apt in the future t>> in- so blinding to a
true apprehension of Southern hist >ry,"
and says:
'?'The rcc< nl movement to put the su?
premacy of the more educated and chp
itble race upon a constitutional and le?
gal basis, thus banishing cite spectre of i
misrule from oar border*, is steadily I
gaining progress."
Till: RACE PR( '1M.K.M.
Continuing, the report says: "Th.
reception given our benevolent Inten?
tions in tie- Philippines Is certainly of
a character likely to ins;..re n whole
: , ? ? ? : 1 '.. ii!.';' t ? r . ?' e.. ? v. i n -
Ii!-.; i ?ple i:i il|i :? El?iST] who hnv<
started late in the race of civilization
"We nre not likely in the future t-i
hear so much about the right of men.
who have no; yet learned to govern
themselves, to govern others by their
votes, 't he doctrirte of the Declaration
.if lud in-iHlene?-, that governments, de?
ne- iheir jus: powers from the conseni
of the governed, had something of a
shock in ihr war between the States,
ami the island subjects of the United
States will I'm.I little comfort In read?
ing that celebrated instrument by the
light ? :' subsequent history. The dlllV:
etiities of ill- race problem abroad
ought to bring a charitable judgment
..f in-- same thing here at home, and
we may reasonably expect our North?
ern b re ihn n to meet us hereafter rather
in a spirit of Inquiry than of rebuke-"
SCHOOL HISTORIES.
The committee recommends that nn
effort be made t>> banish from the
schools any books which teach false les?
sons, eitle r of facts or sentiment, and
to this end suggests the appointment
? if a committee of three members in
each Slate. Whose duly il shall bo to
examine school histories there in use.
In discussing the report, Dr. .1. L. M.
Ourry, of Virginia, discussed the right
of secession and defended the course of
the South as constitutional, and their
denounced muh rule an-! lynchlngs in
unmeasured terms.
SUBSTITUTE FOR LEE'S RESOLU?
TION.
An effort was then made to proceed
with the election of officers, hut it gave
way to the CammRtec un Resolutions
and the exciting feature th.- session
began. The substitute for G neral T.ee's
resolution was presented by Getfieral
Carwlle, and when it had been read,
Rev. s. T. Martin, of Virginia, got the
floor, and although the convention was
In an uproar, he secured rec gnillon.
M'K INLKY'S BID FOR VOTES.
Mr. Martin said' lie regretted that he
could not vote for the resolution. His
tirst objection was that it had no bus?
iness before the convention. "We have,"
he snid. "taken hold of an accidental
icm.'-rk of Mr. McKinlcy's looking to
Iiis eomini? election. (Applause), Then
is no proposition from the President of
:he United States or from the Congrrs
Of the United States tha-t they are go?
ng to do anything for our Confederate
Slates and recognize the principles for
? (Continued on Sixth Page.)
DEWEY CABLED
TO COME HOME
Notice Given Out at the Navy
Department.
WHEN HE WILL ARRIVE
ihr Grout Admiral Relieved or tlx
oti Hu >11"" ?r Krmnliilug ni Mn
?Un ?Expected to Kencti Home in
Time tu I'nrilrlpuio lu Colebm?
Hon of four ill ?>r July Oregon*?
Coiumnuder 111? IVtupornry Sue
cos? or.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, D. <'., May 12.?"Send
Olymnia'ft mall t>> B. V. Stevens, No. ?)
Trafalfar square, London, England,"
was the notice given tint at tin- Navy
Department to-day. This is the first
formal Indication that the famous (lag
ship is coming home linmediati ly. j
Upon Inqulry'lt was ascertained that
Secretary Long had last evening cabled
Admiral Dewcy permission to return to
the,Ulli ted States at once. He has be n
relieved of the obligation of remaining
at Manila until the Ph i 1 pine commis?
sion completes Its work. Ho is no:
even required to await the cessation of
WORKED BEYOND
The First Nebraska Regiment
Badly Exhausted,
PETITION FOR RELIEF
v i in Ii? I < <i it 11 ii ii ii ii i I 11_- 111 111 ic Ii? llii
I'll 111 |il>l lie* Muco IclMiijiry 11 n*
KtUnenl ICrcliuont to Terrible
Co mill ton? Oiny ihrre llmiitrcd
I'll For limy ? IIimivj- l.uiim -
Frcilt troops to Hie from?A Km
Detrey?
(My Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.)
Manila, May S. ?(Via Hong Kong,
May 12.) ?Tho First Regiment Nebraska
Volunteer Infantry is taking the usual
step of respectfully petitioning the divi?
sion commander, Major General Mac
Arthur, to temporarily relieve them
from duty at the front. The regiment
Is badly exhausted i>y the campaign in
which it has taken an active par:, and
not many more than -00 mi n of the
organization are at present IU for duty,
en Sunday last if.o men of this regi?
ment responded to sick call.
The men, in view of the facts, have
pn pared a respectful memorial to Gi ne
ral M.e.?Arthur, nsklnc that ttfelr regl
San Fernando arc doing mu,cli tow rd
making the men contented.'
THE FIL1PPINOS CONGltl Sti
London, .May rj.?A /peclal tch
received here to-day from Mai
that the Phlllppino congress, i
t;ug at San lsfdro. is compose*
six members, of whom twer.
favor nCace and-an equal nui
irreconcilable.-*. The otln rs. li.
balance of power, arc ready < ??
that absolute Independence is ;. I?-.
of Attainment, but demand bet nts
at the hands of the I nlted S..
those offered.
FRESH TROOPS TO THE FH NT
Manila. May 12.?l:S0 p. ni |
troops ore beginning to go to tl
Two battalions of the Seventeenth In?
fantry (regulars) that hud beei hold?
ing the lines about the city ot v i.
will join Major General Ma v
division at San Fernando to-n ?? i rw,
and one battalion of tin- s me n m
win reinforce Major General Lawt >n's
division near Bacolor. These tro a :
1m- replaced here by the Twent>
Infantry Regiment, which arrived I ni
the United S-..ites on board th : ??
port Hancock yesterday.
Tin-: ARMY s nrWKv
Captain Grant of the Utah Battery,
whose success in managing th ? nnvy
gunboats Lagunn do liny ami Lnd
has w,-n for him the sobricui : "The
Dewey of the Army " has been :.
command of the recently pur dialed
Spanish .gunboats, whose ?nns the in?
surgents captured. These vessels are
now being prepared for opera'
the rivers and along the coast. Tie- re?
fitting and arming of the gunboats is
being pushed with all dlllgcnci.
To ?>l?-l>rulr 0.th?on*?? Itirl Inlay.
Port Tampa, Fla.. May 12.- Im?
portant preparations are bei ? ; mad
here for celebrating the Quee.i b rth
day, May 2-1 th. Stands are being erect?
ed 2,000 feet apart for proinln ni -; ik
ers from various States, who will id
dress the assembly.
Her Brltannjc Majesty's wai th pa It
trepid und Pearl will arrive here on
May 20th. to participate in the celebra?
tion cercmonleo.
THE TRANSPORT -BADGER AND THE SAMOAN COMMISSIONERS.
The naval transport Badger, with the Samoan commissioners, Bartlett Trlpp. United States; f\ H r Elliott Kn?
lahd, and Rnron Speck von sternberg, has reached Apia, and the commissioners have begun straightening out the tan?
Ktc The Badger was formerly the Ward line steamer Yumurl. She is a steel steamer. :rjfi feet long, i: feet Wido and.
has u. d.?placement of 4,781 tons. She has triple expansion engines and can (suite 10 knots.
hostilities, hu: may start homeward at
once. The notice posb <l at the Navy
Department indicates that the Olympia,
will n?t remain long enough to rcceivi
the next outward mail.
WHO Ml!. STEVENS IS.
Mr. Stevens referred to is the Navy
Department's njrent at London to dis?
tribute all of the mail for the United
states warships in European water, so
he will see to it that the Olymp a re?
ceives hers as soon as she passes the
Suez Canal.
Till-: NATION'S NATAL DAY.
It ifi estimated at the Navy Depart?
ment that Dewey will reach the United
States in tine- for a national demon*
stratlon on the fourth of -lay next. I
The Olympia will not come under full
steam; but nevertheless, she should
make the run to New York1 in about
Sii days from Manila. Tim; cihe Is to
come to New York Is nearly certain.
Admiral Watson will sail from San
Francisco next Tuesday an a passenger
on one of the regular Pacific Mad
steamships, hut cannot possibly reach
Manila before the middle of June.
DBWET'S TEMPORARY SUCCES?
SOR.
In order to provide for the direction
of naval affairs in Asiatic waters be?
tween the date of Admiral Dewey's de.
par tu re and the arrival of Rear Ad?
miral Watson, orders have been Issued
placing Captain A. S. Barker in com?
mand of the Asiat! ? squadron after Ad?
miral Dewey's departure until he is re
lleved by Hear Admiral Watson, dp.
tain Darker is now in command of the
battleship 'Oregon?the pride of tin
navy and next to Admiral Dewey as
thef senior officer on the station. Cap.
tain Darker is an officer of ability and
discretion, ami may 1? depi ruled on to
take nood care of the Inb rests of the
United States In all citvunutanevs and
conditions.
inept !.?" withdra\vn for n short time
from the fighting line, In order that
they may recuperate- The memi rial
slates that the men riro willing to light,
but are In no condition u> do !??? o\\ mg
to ihn strain of. long marching, con
tinned lighliug and outpost duty in!
which they have been engaged, it is
addrd that many of the m< n have been
unable to have tln-ir clothing washed
for months past, having been com?
pelled during ail that lime to sleet) in
their uniforms, to be in readiness for
fighting.
REGIMENT'S HEAVY LOSSP.S.
The memorial adds that .?ine,. Feb?
ruary - the regiment has j.ist 22.". men in
kllldd and wounded, and ?'.i since the
battle of Malolos.
The officers of the regiment propose
present a similar memorial on behalf
of the men. The splendid record of the
F rat Nebraska in the entire campaign
and the tone of the memorial prepared
by the mi n are such that no Imputation,
of Insub ird nation can be brought
against them.
WORKED BEYOND ENDURANCE.
Officers of the regiment said to the
conv.-i>"Hil--ni of The Associated Press
here to-day that they thought the men
hail been worked beyond endurance,
and should be given a rest, an-1 some
of the regular regiments, which are
now guarding the city, sent to the
front. Five volunteer regiments and |
the Utah Battery of artillery are
Sah Fernando. They muster In all
about 2..r>("? men. Many of the sold rs
are in hospitals, suffering from the
heat or other causes. The wounded
were .".11 stiff 'ring acutely und showed
the effects of exposure to the sun when
they arrived Three days' rest has al?
ready worked wonders.
SCARCITY OF WATER
Since the army entered Mai >!os the
soldiers have had little water (0 dt nk
except that wh./h was brought on rail?
road trains from Manila, and thai was
of poor quality. The artesian wells all
ROSWELL P. FLOW ?.
DIED OP HEATtT FAILURE AT 10:30
LAST NIGHT.
(By Telegraph lo Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
New York. May 12.?Forim r Governor
Roswell P. Flow er di d CT-nigtit at l?:'.>o
at ihe East port Country Chili at East
port, U. I, Mr. Flower v. .? tOK a ill
early in the day with a si vere ntta
acute indigestion. In the afternoon
symptoms of heart (allure sup rvcnetl
and he urew steadily worse until he
time ot Ins ?le.tili.
Air. Flower had been a sufferer from
gastritis for a long time, with eve .
now and then an acute ittack. K i
month or two past lie had !??? 11 a |U
lar visitor at the Kastp rl C untrj
club, in the hope lhat hi nl I And
some relief in the outing. He ai u 1
in robust health v.sterday I this
morning when he arrived I r ?- ? >rt,
where he intended to re mo n u ' M n
day, his health was a pp.. CS el
lent. The attack from w i ? uf- '<
fered to-day, came on si and
was of a more severe tyj ? ? ? out?
set than any he had nrevi isly suffered
from.
Frederick S. Flower took charge of
the details after his father's I? ith, but
no arrange men I for Ihe fun i I has yet
beert made The body will - he
transferred to Maiiii.it ' -morrow
morning.
SKETCH <>r HIS LIFE.
Roswell Pettlbone Flo ?'? ?'?? bor.n
in Thesea. Jefferson c hi V.. Au?
gust 7. ls.i?. His fathei born at
<iak Hill, Green county. * arid his
ancestors were from Com it. Ros?
well was the sixth of nil IrenT an 1
when his father died 1 ? ? years
old. He worked' with h - hi ithers on
two farina his mother ?? ami spi lit
h:.< time between school .-- --? ?US In the
hardest kind of labor.
(Continued on Sixth I age.)
ANOTHER AGED
CITIZEN CALLED
Deaih of Mr, William Alexander
Thorn.
SKETCH OF HIS LIFE
Kriucitteil nl *,\ Ultimi nml Murr Col-?
Irgp nn?l il.o ."?Irdlci.l ((iliojf of
Vlrutuln, Ho Alinliicd llltb Rank
in Iii? t'rofea**toa -v ? ootptclon?
I Icuro on iho linkler.. Mmre n..<l
Ii. I lie louti'ilrrnl? service ? Kino
Ii. Von ui.ii Fall oi Honor!..
Dr. William Alexander Thorn, for?
merly of Northump; n county, Virginia,
but more recently spending much of
lilx III i in this city, departed this lifo
yesterday morning at 3 o'clock at the
residence of his son, Mr. Alfred P.
'l horn, of this city.
Dr. Thorn had reached an advanced
Kte. being at the time of his death
in his 79th year.
lie c.une of distinguished linkage, be?
ing the grandson of Alexander rhom,
who espoused the cause of the Pretend?
er, and, aft, r the haul- of CuU'.dvii
Mo< r, w.is obliged, with the other con
: i Ii ui >ii. followers.: of the Pretender, to
leave Scotland.
lie settled m Westmoreland county,
Virginia, finally removing to Culpcpex.
<>!:,? of hi.-; eons, John Thorn, married*
Abby DcHart Mayo, daughter of Col
? ?II. l William Mayo, of Powhutan seat,
near Richmond, and Dr. William Alex?
ander Thorn was one of the children of
this union.
lie was educated at William and
Mary College, ai d at the Medical Col?
lege of Virginia.
In IS41 he sealed in Northampton
county, Virginia, where he practiced
his profession, with most distinguished
success, for many years.
IN CpNKDERATE SERVICE.
i>n the breaking out of the war be?
tween the Stales he v. as made chair?
man of the Committee of Safety on the
K?stern Shore, and when the Confed?
erate forces evacuated the Eastern
Shore counties, he went to Richmond,
where, as surgeon in the Confederate
Stan.-, army, he had charge successive?
ly < f the Hatiuer, the Chimborazo and
a division In the Jackson Hospital.
in I SGI he was derailed by the sur
geon general to inspect and report on
ih>> hospital service of th. trans-Mls
slsslppl Department, in performing this
duty he was captured, and for a con?
siderable time Imprisoned In New Or?
leans, being, however, Anally released.
RESUMED PRACTICE.
After the war ho returned to North?
ampton county and continued the prac?
tice of his profession until about four?
teen years ago, when he retired from
active work and devoted bis time to
his farming Interests oh his beautiful
Planta; ion of Stockloy, and to the grat?
ification of his literary tastes.
A CONSPICU? !US FIGURE.
During nil his career on the Eastern
Shore, and in the Confederate service,
in. Thorn was a most conspicuous Hk
ure. and bore an honor .bl? "and un?
blemished reputation, lie was promt
neni in polltl s. t?- in;r for many years
:i member of the st.ite Committee ?f tho
netnocratlc party.
It ently, on in :ounl of Impaired eye
s Rhl nnd falling health and strength,
he has taken but little part In public
-r?nr.- v..-,-- r,'-?rrrr-?zwr-?
i*i nndi I by the love and devothitrot his
i lkildrnn and of a large circle of friends,
;?> v horn hla gentle courtesy, hi* un?
failing sympathy and kindness and his
lofty character have greatly endeared
him.
HIS F WH Y
In lsll he married Miss Anna Parker,
daughter of Dr. Jacob G, Parker, of
Northampton county, a lady of tine cul?
ture and tare Christian virtues, who
preceded him to the grave by about five
years. He leaves surviving htm a
daughter, Miss Marion 13. Thorn, and a
-on. Alfred P. Thorn, of this city. An?
other son. Dr. William A. Thorn, Jr.,
a prominent physician, and for many
yearn nitarautlne m-ii.^! officer of this
port, di< d in. 1801.
A DEVOU l" CHRISTIAN.
Dr. Thorn was a vestryman of Christ
F.) tcop?l Church In Eastvillc for insny
years, was actively engaged in ehurelTi
work, and was frequently elected a lay
delegate to ' the church conventions.
During his stay in Norfolk he attended
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, from
w hich his obsequies W 1! he held at l p.
m, to-day. In the absence from the city
of the reo:..r. Rev. A S. L?l >vd. they
will be conducted bv Rev. Pr. B.- T?. '
Tucker, of St. Pj.uI's, and Rev. Dr.
?'. 1-:. Grammer, of Christ Church.
Until. ?"c irln-ri,
N.w York, May 12. T ?e total bank
clearings in Ihe United State* for the
week ending May 1.'. were $1.984,155,183;
per cent. !:? ;re ise, 43 7.
ExclUPivo of New York, $620,313,773;
per cent. Increase, 13.9. ? ,
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