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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS? OF VIRGINIA.
RICHMOND NEWS AND GOSSIP There Will Be No Convention to Nominate Senator. i - MARTIN WILL CONTEST HS? Irlrnili In linn ftlnjorKy on N(n(P Committee nud Ar? Oppoaort to Coot?Dllon-A DUnppenrniion Kx? plitlued?Meeting: of Street Rnll wny And fr.lectrlcal A??oclatlon IMoceann Council or Virginia to Convene. (Special to Vlrclni.in-Pllot.) Richmond. V.l., May 16.?It seems to | be the general belief now that there will be no State convention to nomi? nate a Senatorial candidate. Senator Martin's friends, who are greatly In the majority on the State Committee, oppose it. Mr. Ellyson is expected to receive from lion. William A. Ander? son, when he returns here from Char? leston to-day, the formal request of the conference for a convention, lie is ex? pected to call the committee together at once to act on the request. I have it from a. source <iulte close to Mr. Martin, that the committee will hear the request, and In reply will adopt a resolution declaring it inexpedient to call a. convention. The committee will hold that in view of the refusal of the Roa noke convention to change the method of Choosing a candidate for the Senate. it has no right to call a convention to nominate. Advocates of a convention will cull attention to the fact that the Itoanoke convention, though it. reject? ed the Senatorial primary plan, nomi? nated Senator Daniel for re-election The committee will say. further, in the resolutions adopted that the local authorities have the power to order primaries to learn the choice of the voters for the Senate, and will vote to urge these bodies to do so wherever practicable. BUREAU TO OrKN SOON. It is probable that the bureau of the Senatorini Beform League will open here this week. A DISAPPEARANCE EXPLAINED. A telegram to the Dispatch from Powhatan Courthouse to-day states the body found In the river near the State Farm in Ooochland county about a week ago, its believed to he beyond doubt that of Mr. Albert Morris, son of Mr. Jefferson Morris, of Powhatan. Several cloys before the finding of the body, young Morris left home to visit relative? In Henrieo, or Goochland. It Several days before the finding of the body that he was missed. It Is believed an escaped convict over? hauled young Morris and murdered him for his clothing and watch. There Is also a supposition that Morris attempt? ed to swim or wade the river after pull? ing off his clothing, and was drowned. STREET RAILWAY MEN. The flj-st annual meeting of the Street Railway and Electrical Association of Virginia was held to-day at no'on In parlor No. 3, of the Jefferson Hotel, the Executive Committee having been In session early in the morning. The fol? lowing representatives of the various companies forming the association were present: R. D. Apperson, Staunton, Virginia, Street Car Company. Howard P. Page, Norfolk and Ocean View Railway Company. Wm. Rosborough, Norfolk Railroad Company. J. R. Curtis, General Electric Com? pany. C. W. Uthoff, Columbia Incandescent Lamp Company. Allen F. Edwards. Southslde Railway and Development Company. Julian Blnford, Jr., Tower-Blnford Electric and Manufacturing Company. E. R. Williams, Richmond Traction Company. R. A. Byrns, OhJo Brass Company, New York. William Todd, Virginia Electrical Railway and Development Company, Richmond. E. W. TretTord. Richmond Railway and Electric Company. C. T. rhillips. City Street Car Com? pany, Staunton. R D. McClure, City Street Car Com? pany, Staunton. J. A* Cooke, Richmond Traction Com? pany. W. P. Woodson, Lynchburg and Rlv ermont Street Railway Company. T. P. Cowardln, Knjimond Traction Company. R. Ii. Williams, Norfolk Street Rail? road Company. After the transaction of the usual amount of routine liuuiness, such as re? port of the president, report of the treasurer and of the executive commit? tee a number of papers were read and briefly discussed, after which the rep? resentatives of the various roads were entertained at luncheon by the Rich? mond Traction Company. The present officers of the a.?snelntlon are Mr. R. D. Apperson, of the City Street Car Company, of Staunton, pres? ident; Mr. E. Randolph Williams, of the Richmond Traction Company, vice president, and Mr. IT. P. Woodson. of the Lynehburg and Rlvermont Street Railway Company, secretary and treas? urer. Executive Commit tee?Messrs. R. T>. Apperson, of Staunton; R. L. Williams, of Norfolk: D. W, Fllckwler, of Roan oke: II. P. Woodson. of Lynehburg; E. R. Williams, of Richmond. As the association has not yet been in existence a year, all these officers nrc holding over. DIOCESAN COUNCIL. The Episcopal Council of the Virginia Diocese will convene here to-morrow In St. Paul's Church and remain In ses? sion until Saturday. A great many del? egates nnd visitors arrived to-day. and attended services at St. Paul's to-nigiit. The sermon was preached by Rev. H. ? ?}!. Lee. The Council will be composed of eighty clergymen and eighty laymen from every section of the diocese. Dur? ing the meeting of the Council, Rev. Preston Nash, rector of Christ Church, will have charge of Bt. Paul's, the rec? tor, R?v. Dr. Carmlohf?l, ?.t whoa* In vltation the Council meets here, being away on account of 111 health. Right Rev. Francis M. Whittle, Bish? op of tho Diocese, will preside. The Council will hold sessions In the morn? ing and afternoon, and there will be re? ligious exercises, conducted by local and visiting clergymen. Exercises will bo as follows: Wednesday?7:30 a. m., sermon by Rev. J. J. Clopton; 11 a. m., sermon by Rev. William A. Barr: S p. m., ad? dresses by Rev. J. J. Oravatt. Rev. J. R. Ellis and Rev. G. W. Nelson. Thursday?7:00 a. m.. sermon by Rev. W. u. K. Pendle ton; H a. m.. sermon by Rev. W. D. Smith: 8 p. m., ad? dresses by Rev. J. G. Meen and Rev. J. L. Bat ton. Friday?7:30 a. m., sermon by Rev. P. LeB. Cross; 11 a. m., sermon by Rev. G. W. Nelson. The Diocese of Virginia covers an area of lt.ooo square miles, with n pop? ulation of about r.on.OCo. It embraces the counties of Albemarle, Alexandria, Caroline. Charles City. Clarke, Culpcp or. Essex, Fairfax, Pauquler, Fiuvnn na. Frederick, Gloucester, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Hcnrlco, King George, King and Queen. King Wil? liam. Lancaster, Loudoun, Louisa. Madison, Matthews, Middlesex, New Kent. Northumberland. Orange, Page, Prince William, Kappahannock. Rich? mond, Rocklngham, Shennndoah, Spot sylvnnla, Stafford. Warren and West? moreland. PETERSBURG. Funeral and Burial of a Popular Young Man. w In' Dmlll Of !>?*. Mnlil t union I'm. found ilU-grei Hero?Development of Wnter I'diier-SI reel ItiilMmy Itctnu?Uriel Mention. Petersburg, Va., May lfi?The re? mains of Mr. Morris L. Myers, whose death at St. Lukes Home, in Rich? mond. Saturday night has been an? nounced in these columns, arrived here Sunday afternoon, -and were mat at the train by a delegation from the ! Petersburg Lodge of Elks, and other t friends. Tho deceased, besides being a! member of the Elks, was a member of! Blahdfbrd Lodge of Masons and South side council, Royal Arcanum. In tl^le latter organization ho carried an in? surance of $3,000; also J2,?OO In the Equitable Insurance Company, of New York. The funeral took place this morning at 10:30 o'clock from his late residence on Hollingbrook street. The following gentlemen acted as active pall-bearers: Milton Relnach, Mortimer Williams, H. P. Harrison. Sidney Eiweiler, John M. Hanrahan, Ed. Eigenbrun, Isaac Cohen, and Louis Rosenstoik. Honorary ? A. Roscnstock, Jacob, Cohen, Jake Coleman, J. C. Birdsong, | M. R. Saal, Isadore Relnach, E. A. Goodwin. Chns. Cohen and B. Hultzer, of Richmond. The remains were interred In the He? brew Cemetery. THE LATE DR. SLEDD. The death in Atlanta, Ga., of Rev. Dr. R. N. Sledd. D. IV, causes profound regret among the Methodists In this city and section, where he was so widely known and by whom lie was regarded as one of the leading divines in the church. Dr. Sledd was for tour years pastor nt Market Street Church, and four years at the Washington Street, the two leading churches or the Methodist denomination in Fetera burg. DEVELOPMENT OF WATER POWF.lt. Mr. C. P. E. Burgwyn, civil engineer of Richmond, was in Petersburg yes. tcrday looking after some important developments of the water power of the, AppomattOX river above this city. He'has recently Investigated the horse power of the Dan river at. the Tyco Falls, and at Danville. Va. Mr. Bur? gwyn reports that there have been more enquiries in the last few weeks from capitalists desiring such Invcst ments than In the past live or six years. Mr. Burgwyn says that owing to the facility of transmission of power to a distance by electrical means the horse powers of Virginia streams are now annually wasting a passible revenue of from two to three hundred thousand dollars a year. It is understood thai some northern capitalists arc contem? plating erecting on the Appomattox river near Petersburg large woolen mills. ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMMENCED Contractor Bradley, of Manchester, began work on the construction of the street electric railway to-day. He em? ployed a large force of hands, had everything in readiness, and nil the rails nnd materials properly distribu? ted. Work began at the head of Wash? ington street, and will continue down to Sycamore. The other lines will be built at noon as this one is finished. BRIEF MENTION. The work on the Richmond, Peters? burg and Carolina railroad Is now in fill! blast in Mecklenburg county in the vicinity of La Cross, A large force of laborers and teams are cngngi d. At the meeting of the Baptist Slin day-School Association, held Sunday afternoon at ihe Second Church, the following Officers were .--elected for the ensuing term: President, R. W. Col? lier; Vice-President, T. C. Crowdcr; Secretary, George A. Ranikcy; Treas? urer. W. B. Bradley. Reports from the schools submitted at the meeting were very encouraging as to register and attendance. The Street Committee to-day opened bids for mncademlslng Sycamore ami Halifax streets, as authorized by the Council, but the contracts have not yet bci>n awarded. Chief-of-Police R. F. Ragland has been confined i<> ins bed by sickness for two or three days. lie In much better to-day. however, and will be out In a day or two. It takes SCO roses ta in ikO a teaspoon ful of perfume, M lakes tie- best quality of whlto corn, rye and barb y malt to pKaduce the <*. ?>. Taylor Whiskey; more than that, it taki s seven years of actual age, rip-nlng in barrels mythical methods of ?fing, but natu:,'.-; summer heat and winter'.* cold. It Isn't possible to make WlvsKey old in n day, a month or a year. It won't have the "earmark's" of maturity unless swtual time ts allowed for the ripening. O <> TViyl :? Whiskies are sold only in bottles bearing our firm naiho slgn?lure on faco and neck labels. CHESTER II. GRAVES <t SONS. Fox aole at Whlto Itros. Norfolk, Va., Brown's HMel, Portsmouth, Va. TOWN OF SUFFOLK An Alligator is Rained Down at Holland. Councils Blent lu Special HcMlon iinil Farther I'lnu or opening limiU Street? Cniiredornlo lUenmrlnl F?? orcUoit to IIo Held Irlclny. (Special to Virginian-Pilot.) Suffolk, Va., May 16.?Holland Sta-] tion haa again turned up something re? markable. Holland has, or did have, in that vicinity a real live alligator tltat arrived without being boxed or shipped on a railroad train. The alligator came via a big thunder storm. It fell on the farm of Mrs. Dick Jones, who lives a few miles from Holland. The saurian was eighteen inchea long, it was put Into a box, but got out before remain? ing long enough to become acclimated. People up that way are still wondering I how it got there, but it's no lish story. COUNCIL IN SPECIAL SESSION. With a view of accelerating the pro? ceedings looking to the extension of Bank street eastward, the Town Coun? cil had a special meeting thin after? noon. The Norfolk and Western peo? ple, through a pail of whose lands the street will pass, asked that the meeting be1 held. On motion of Mr. Smith the body agreed on the amount of money the town will pay. About half an acre of Norfolk ami Western land will be used. These were present: Mayor R. L. Brewer, Jr., and Councilman R. it. Al? len. B. L. Sdundcrs, J. C. Smith. J. E. West. J. Walter Hosier and John B. Norlleet. Tiie Court Commissioner will meet Friday to condemn the pro? perty. NOT HIS BROTHER. Mr. Thomas McDonald, of Ports? mouth, lias reached the conclusion that ihr man kilh il and put on the xaikvad trucks near Windsor, was not his bro? ther. Mr. McDonald had n brother named Pat, and not knowing ills where? abouts at the time he heard i>r the Windsor victim, feared lest it was he who was dead. Thomas McDonald started up to make inquiries and to have tho body taken up a second time it necessary to determine its identity. BOTH HAVE CANCER. Mr. P. D. Story anil sister, Mrs. R. M. Stephenson, of Newsom's, South? ampton county, were In Suffolk to-day to get treated for cancers. They were met here by Or. .1. Sills Daniel, a spe? cialist, of Richmond, Va. The suffer? ers were accompanied to Suffolk by Mr. N. Lee Story, of Southampton. It is a coincidence that brother and sister should be affected so similarly. Both have the cancers on their faces. They are very aged In appearance, but are strong enough to walk about the streets. They will return to Southamp? ton. CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL. Mayor Brewer has made an official request that all places of business close at 7 o'clock next Friday afternoon. That will be Confederate Memorial Day. and the Mayor deems It a fitting testimonial to tin- dead to have a half holiday. Sergeant Ames went around with a paper getting merchants' signa? tures. T:i,. Tom Smith ("amp. under whose direction the memorial exercises will be held, are asked by officers to assem? ble before the City Hall at 4:30 o'clock in the afternoon. The Pythians will I coma together at the same hour. There will be no formal oration. GIRL CARD PLAYERS. The. Tuesday Afternoon Card Club met to-day with Mrs. N. R. Withers, No. IS'.i Main street. There was a good sized attendance, nnd the play Was very pleasant. Strawberries, cream and cake wer,- served afterward. The club will meet next time with Mrs. C. J. Riddick, on Pinner street. A MAGNANIMOUS OFFRH. Some of the Suffolk Whist Club mem? bers may spend the summer in Nor? folk. A charming Norfolk hostess, a friend of some of the players, has In viUj??! iv n?a ?which She?hrrr proml8Cd to entertain till they are de? feated by Norfolk talent. THEY KEEP ON WINNING. The Eagles continued their pennant winning ball playing this afternoon when they met the Sliders, a team thai In their superior In weight and age. Tho Eagli s took the game by a score of 7 to ::. The heavy batting of Rowen and Norflcct wore features. Batteries: Riddick and Norfle.t; Turner and Mo? no!]. RECEPTION TO COLLEGE STU? DENT. A reception was tendered John A. KIiir last ? venlng. He has just return? ed from Virginia Seminary at Lynch long. HIb friends got up an entertain in a:, which was given on Kilby street. About forty guests were present. IMP! IRTANT MEETING. The Ministering Circle of King's Daughters will meet this week on Thursday i:ist. ad of Friday, at the home of former Mayor John B. Pinner, on Brooklyn Heights. It will be a very important meeting. The annual tion of olllccrs will take place. The hour Is 4::;o. PERSONAL MENTION. Mr. j, e. West returned to-day from Charlotte county, Va., where he visited a sister, Mrs. ?:. W. Watson. Mr J. J. Robinson, of Portsmouth, was In Suffolk to-day. Jir. A. Creels has come home from a trip through Eastern North Carolina. Mr. L. Hubbnrd has announced hlm Bftlf as In :? pendent candidate for Com? missioner of Revenue. Mr. J. K. May, of Richmond, regis? tered nt the Commercial to-day. A license was issued to-day for the "! " : ??' ' ??' 1 -.ilm.-r P,;nhn .-uul Sa SUFFOLK ADVERTISEM E'TS jfllTY MALI. Til EATKU, MAY is ?? \ V. ' MERin COMPANY." comic Opera I) nc.ni i.vierlan Church; ?? artists; IS. 2.1 -H i : "? cents,_my 12-61 TIIE ONLY WAY MOST MEN WILL save money is a little at n lime, *vs i.emattc saving The experience of prae rah Jane Boone, colored, the wedding to occur to-morrow. Miss Virginia Jones, of Norfolk, who had been visiting Misses Katherlno Barker and Annie Nurney, In Suffolk, left for home to-night. Kev. Dr. Ijonfc. of North Carolina, arrived in Suffolk to-day to visit friends. Captain C. If. Causey returned to-day from a week's stay in Savannah. Giu Mr. and Mrs. Preston I.. Raw lea left to-night for Baltimore, where Mrs. Rawles ?III have her eyes treated. Mr. H. A. Tottcn, of Wa.vcrly, Va., was in SulTolk to-day. So thoroughly did the mayoralty can? didates canvass new voters that none are left to register. Captain K. B. Brill, registrar, said to-niglu there had not been a new application so far. The vote <>n election day, Mav 25th, will be very light. Miss Mary Whalcy, of Norfolk, Is be? ing entertained by friends in Suffolk. Mr. Ben Puck, late of the Fourth Virginia. Company Q, is out agnin art? er a protracted Illness. Cashier W. It. Jones, of the Farmers' Rank, said to-day they expected to get Into their new building on or before July Ith. NEWPORT NEWS. Trial Trip of the Battleship Kearsarge Will Tnlic Vinco Enrly In Juno, Fol? low ni by nn Ofllelnl Trial Tiro or Tliroe WcoU* l.iilrr- WIMIiiui(il>nr& Cracliainon ?Mumien Here. Newport News, Va.. May 1C?The preliminary trial trip of the first-class] battleship Kearsarge, which is consid? erably farther advanced than her sister I ship, Keniucy, also building here, will | take place' early next month, and tin official trial of the big defender will follow in about two or three weeks. it is hoped to have the Kearsarge ready to go into commission about two months after the Official trial trip, which will be about September 1. It cannot be said positively that the bat? tleship will be ready for service Jit that time, but the ship-yard will rush the work on her to that end. The preliminary trial trip will bo-con ducted by officials of the ship-yard, and] win be made in order to satisfy them I as to the working of the monster light? er before she is sent out under the ob? servation of the representatives of the | Navy Di partment. The Kearsarge has only to receive I her guns and a few more touches in | construction before she will be ready for her trial. The vi^ssel presents formidable appearance as t>he sits inj the water at the ship-yard pier, her war paint on and turrets and gun ports | complete. The ship has recently celved her topmasts, which stand above I the military masts, and will be used' for flag display and signal purposes. THE SAME CRACKSMEN. The police here are confident that the I safe blowers who succeeded in securing J100 from the sale In the Williamsburg postofllce early yesterday morning are lite same men who entered the office of the Robert Portner Brewing Company last Monday nigh: and succeeded in getting f 10 after cracking the sate. The description of the manner In I which the men went about their Job in' Wllllamsburg tallies with the method employed In the Portner company's of? fice. A hole was bored near the com? bination and dynamite used to break the safe in both instances. BREW INI ITON CONVICTED. Henry Brewlngton, the young negro who attempted to Kill Mr. C. It. Bias senham on the night of April 12th, was tried in the Corporation Court this morning, and shortly after noon the Jury brought in n verdict of guilty, fix? ing the prisoner's punishment at four years in the State penitentiary. HYMENEAL. Miss Nellie K. Hornberger, of Phila? delphia, and Mr. O. M. Martin, of Pitts burg, were married yesterday afternoon nt 1 o'clock at the residence of Rev. B. F. Lip^eomb. Mr. and Mrs. Martin will reside here. Is the only preparation that will restore the hair to its original bsalthialness. ? AT ALL DRUGGISTS B?gBIMlim?i!.vm -w-YIHrTrtlBglT ????n?M CreOOnS This depart , r ment is pre and Other pared to supply Black fCREP?s thaj c lor quality and Mil I IS. v a 1 u e deserve the attention of the closest buyers. Of the 58 pieces of Crepon which arrived Saturday and were advertised in Sunday's issue we cut liber? ally Monday?in fact closed out several pieces. The price range varies from 98c. to S3.00 I lie yard. Possibly those more in evidence are the . $1.19 and $1.48 Grades. Good values these. Watch our ad. for Saturday's offering. Lawrence & Welton 2i8 Main Street. The itching and burning I suffered in my feet ami limbs for three years were terrible. At night they were worse and would keep nie awake a grratrr part of PTrHfVir th-i night I consulted doctor after doctor, as I was travelling I 1 vli IiNvJ on the road most of my time, also one of our tit y doctors. I IJY1BS. None of the docl >rs knew what the trouble was. 1 not a lot of the different samples of the medicines I had been using. I found them of so m iny different kinds that I concluded I would have to go to a Cincinnati hospital before I would get relief. I had frequently been urged to try CUTICURA REMEDIES, but I had no faith in them. My wife finally prevailed upon me to try them. Presto! What a change! I am now cured, audit is a permanent cure. I feel like kicking some doctor or myself lor suffer? ing three years when I could h?vc used CUTICURA remedies. Sept it, l?yS. II, JENKINS, Middlcboro, Ky. Speedy Cure Treatment Pk Bathe the atfreled ?mr*s with hot water and C?TW?RA SOA Plo c/cftnsc (he itki n and scalp of crusta and settles, and soften (lie thickened euticlc. Dry, without hard rubbing, and apply Ct'TWl HA Ointment freely, to allay itching, irritation and inflammation, an<l soothe and hi-al, and lastly lake CUTICURA RESOLVENT t? cool and cleanse the blood. This -iAYLCt ami wholesome treatment a!fi>rds instant relief, permits" rest and >!crp in the severest forms of eczema and other itching,.burning, and scaly humors of the skin, scalp, and blood, and points to a speedy, permanent and economical care when all other remedies and even the best physicians fail. The SET, price $1.25; or SOAP, 25c.: OINTMENT, 50c., and RESOLVENT, 50c. (half size), may be had of all chemists, i!riic:;ists anil stores where medicines are sold throughout the world. Send for "How,to Cure Itching Scaly 1 in mors," free, of the Sole Props.. POTTER DRUG & CI1EM. CORP., Koston, Mass. ELECTRIC Are now recognized as requisite* to mod? ern comfort, but their full value- In va? rious Heids has not yet been realized. Very many public buildings, stores and Offli ? s are supplied with electrically driven fans during the summer months, but dwellings, apartment houses and 1 olds might yet he rendered more com? fortable by artificial breezes. Ill ELECTRIC CO, Tlicy overcome Wcak ness, irregularity and omissions, increase vig" or and banish "pains of menstruation." They are "LIFE SAViSRS" to girls at womanhood, aitlinfj development of prgans and body. No kuown remedy for women equals them. Cannot do harm?life becomes a plcaSuro. $1.00 PER 5;OX itY MAIL. Sold l>y druggists. Dtt. MOTT'S CHEMICAL CO., Cleveland,Ohio. Sold by BURROW, MARTIN & CO.