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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS OFl^mGTW
OUR RICHMOND NEWS BUDGET Interest In Senatorial Reform League Movement. WILL BE NO CONVENTION L tin Dnmo.crntic ExecallveComtuttteo Meets Jan? 12, bnt All Hope Thnt Tbcy Will need tbo (Bebest of tbe Senatorial Reform I.rntno For n ?onatorlnl Convention im Gone Beform league committee to Moot ICik 1 p i (Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) ' Richmond, Va., June 1.?As the time for the meeting of the Executive Com? mittee of the Senatorial Reform League In this city, on June Sth, draws near, the plans of the committee and those who head the movement for the popular selection of a 'Senatorial candidate are being developed. As stated by Hon. William A. Ander? son, the chairman of the May Confer? ence, more than two weeks ago, there will unquestionably be a candidate to represent the principles enunciated by the conference. In other words, there will be a candidate to oppose Mr. Mar? tin, who opposes the principle of the conference platform. It Is stated that several of those most Influential In the councils of the oppo? sition to Mr. Martin wish to have the league committee elect a chairman and a secretary, the former to generally di? rect the work, and the latter to have charge of headquarters here. In nddlt'ion to this It is probable that nn organizer will be elected, whose duty It will be to go through the State ,as far as possible, and see that the forces of those who advocate a Senatorial can? didate being chosen by the people are thoroughly organized for the tight. DO NOT EXPECT CONVENTION. All the plans of those who are In sympathy with the objects of the league, it may be stated, are based up? on the assumption that there will not be a State Convention ordered by the Democratic Committee, which meets here June 12th. There Is not the slight? est hope of a convention now enter? tained by those who desire that one b> he-Id. However, should the unexpected happen and a convention be ordered, the league will devote every energy to having the various counties send as del? egates men who favor the candidate who stands upon the conference plat? form. But all plans now look to mak? ing an aggressive campaign, whose ob? ject shall be to have primaries In every county for the purpose of Instructing delegates to the General Assembly as to whom they shall vote for for the United States Senate. State chairman J. Iloslclns Hobson, of the Populist State Committee, was in the city to-day, and expressed the opin? ion that the great majority of his peo? ple favored the popular election of Sen? ators. He says the committee will meet some time tills Summer to map out cam? paign plans. He thinks tho Populists will, as far as practicable, co-operate with those Democrats who are seeking to effect reform in the election of Sen? ators. MR. It EDDY WITHDRAWS. Hon. W. p. Beddy, member of the House of Delegates from Richmond, and who has all along Intended being a candidate for re-election, told me to? day that he would not run. Within the past forty-eight hours his physician has told him that it would seriously end anger ilia health to make the cam? paign. Mr. Reddy was one of the strongest members of the last House of Dele? gates and his re-election this fnll was regarded as almost an absolute cer? tainty. COD. BIGGER V NIM PROVED. The condition of Colonel John Dell Bigger, the veteran clerk of the House of Delegates, remains practically un? changed, though he Is probably worse to-night, having rested very badly last night. There Is little or no hope of his recovery. MARRIAGE AT THE SEMINARY. Miss Janie Junkln Sllickler and Mr. George H. Denny were married nt the Union Theological Seminary to-day at x.eon. the ceremony beinn performed by the father of the bride. Rev. G. B Strlckler, and Rev. Mr. Rankin, of North Carolina. Mrs. Denny Is the daughter of Rev. Dr. Strickler, one of the faculty of the Seminary. Mr. Denny Is a professor in Hampden-Sld ney College. METHODIST CONFERENCE. The last day's session of Richmond District Conference was held at Cen? tenary Church beginning nt 9:30 a. m. , and ending at l.-liO p. m. The unanimous verdict was that there had been a pleasant and profitable meeting. Cen? tenary Church did nobly her part In en? tertaining the delegates and providing , places for comfort in meeting. P.on Air "Nvns selected as place for session next year. Resolutions were offered to Dr. Garland, as president, to Secretaries Rev. B. M. Beckham and Rev. E. A. Potts for secretarial work performed, to Centenary Church for entertainment and to Miller & Bhodes for supplying conferenea with fans. The following were elected as delegates to annual con? ference next November: O. I. Hunt, R. Irby. J. P. Broach. T. P. Cocke. As alternates, G. C. Smith. J. J. Mills, M. A. Cogblll and D. T. Head. RAILWAY SURGEONS. THE INTERNATIONAL. ASSOCIA? TION TAKES THIP ON THE JAMES. , (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Richmond, Va., June 1.?The session of the twelfth annual convention of the International Association of Railway Surgeons were resumed here this morn? ing. The entire morning was taken up with the reading and discussion of pa? pers on important surgical questions. The attendance was large. The follow? ing papers were read and discussed: "Pathology," by Dr. J. Alexander Hutchinson, of Montreal, Canada; "(implications and Laguelae," by Dr. F. J. Lutz, of St. Louis, Mo.; "Primary Treatment," toy Dr. H. ?3. Bruce, of To? ronto, Canada; "Railroad Surgeons In Their Relations to the Legal Depart? ment," by Hon. B. B. Munford. attorney of the Southern railway, of this city. A recess \vas then taken for lunch, and consideration or similar papers was continued during the afternoon. At the close of the afternoon session the members of the Association took n trip down the James river as guests of the Young Men's Business Association of tho city. PETERSBURG. News From the City on the Appomattox, Mr. <:illii>m Will Content t.locllon of Mr. Harris ? KimitioiiH-Jurhxlll Nuptials -The invention Scheme AkiiIii - Son I Ii i r n Innate College. Petersburg, Va., June 1? Mr. S. Y. Gilliam stated yesterday that he should contest In court the election of Mr. John Y. Harris as treasurer of Din widdle county. The certltlcntc of elec? tion, as before stated in these columns, was given by the canvassers of elec? tion to Mr. Harris. This contest is be? ing much discussed not only in Din widdle county, but here in Petersburg, where Messrs. Gilliam and Harris are widely known and have numerous friends. SIMMONS-JACKSON. Miss Addle Simmons nnd Mr- Hmmett A. Jackson were married this afternoon at the residence of the hride. on Rome street. Rev. J. D. Hart, pastor of Hie Second Baptist Church, ofllciatlng. The bride is an attractive young lady of the West End. Tho groom is a popular young citizen of Prince George county. After receiving the congratulations of their friends, the couole left for their future home. In Prince George. THE DIVERSION SCHEME AGAIN. At a special meeting of tho Chamber of Commerce, held this afternoon, a committee was appointed to act with a like committee from the Young Men's Business Association in the mutter of the Improvement of the harbor, by t\hat Is known as the diversion scheme. A committee was also appointed, to act with a committee from the young Men's Business Association In the matter of holding an agricultural anil industrial fair here next fall- A re;>ort was re? ceived from the committee unpointed' to look Into tho complaint of the rail? road crossing on Second street, mak? ing certain recommendations. SOUTHERN FEMALE COLLEGE. On next Sunday morning nt Wash? ington Street M. 10. Church a baccalau? reate sermon before the students of the Southern Female College will be preached by Rev. W. W- Lear. The commencement exercises of Ihe college will take place nt the Y. M. C. A. Audi? torium on the evening of June Cth. JOINT DEBATE. Two of tho members of the Y. M. C. A. Debatory Society of this city will meet two ob the members of the Y. M C. A. senate of Kiehniond in joint de? bate in tho auditorium of the Y. M. C. A- building In Richmond on June 8th. The subject for discussion on this occa? sion will be: "Resolved, That men of thought have been more beneficial to the world than men of action." The debaters for Petersburg will be: First negative. Forest W. Tucker; second negative, Samuel AV. Peterson. Mrs. Ronnie Butterworth is quite ill nt her home, in Dinwiddie county. The final examinations In the pub? lic schools hero began to-day. The schools will close op tho 15th of June. I I.EK.tY. LIST OF GRADUATES OF LURAY COLLEGE. Luray, Va., June 1.?The tenth annual commencement of Luray College closed last night with tho celebration of the Phllalethean Literary Society, and an entertaining and polished address by Rev. E. E. Ayres, of Baltimore, Md. The graduates this year are: In the School of Natural Science?Misses Ger? trude and Olive Hudson, Mary O'Neal, and Birdie Read, of Luray; Bessie Gar? ner, of Yirgilina, Va.. and Alice Shott, of New Jer.sey. History?Misses Mary A. Stull, of Low Moor, Va., and Annie E. Stover, of Luray. French?Miss Bessie B. Campbell, of Luray. English Language and Literature?Misses Min? nie M. Armstrong, of Waterloo, Va., and Annie E. Stover. Gertrude Hud? son, and Olive Hudson, of Luray. A fact worth knowing1?Rudolphl & Wrallace have the largest force of work? men employed in the tailoring business in the State of Virginia. TOWN OF SUFFOLK Contract For a New Almshouse Awarded. Organum rtrpnrt For Cooler Cllmnto ?Col logo commencement a?Stidtleii Dentb? i.in.? llrumiiioud J?y&?A Tiresome Stilt?roraoustl. (Special to Vlrglnian-Pilot.) Suffolk. Va., June 1.?H. H. Reldcl, ot Nansemond. county, bid very much lower for building a new almshouse than any Suffolk contractors, and ho gets the job. The County Supervisors had their road meeting to-day and let out the contract. The following bids were opened: R. H. Reldel, $1,145; Wal? ters & Lawrence. $1.125; A. Stallings, $1,415; J. 15. Daughtrey, ?1,475. The new almshouse Is to replace the structure destroyed by fire some months ngo. It Is about seven miles from Suf? folk. The Supervisors ordered paid proper? ly approved road bills and adjourned. SUFFOLK TOO HOT. Miss Jeannette Knox, organist of the Christian Church, left this afternoon for her home, in Condersport, I'a. Mr. Robert J. Nortleet attended her as far as Norfolk. Miss Mary easier, organist at the Main Street Methodist Church, left last evening for her home, at Salamanca, N. Y.. where she will pass the Summer. She was accompanied pan of the way by Mr. C. c. 1 rohoon. Roth organists are expected to return when she weather gels cooler. In the meantime Misses Vanderslice and Sav? age will alternate at ""the Methodist Church, and Miss Carr will sit before the Christian Church organ. SUFFOLK COLLEGE COMMENCE? MENTS. Here Is an outline of Suffolk College finals this year. They will be worth at? tending: Monday, June 5th, from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., at the College Hall?Art exhibi? tion. Monday, dune 5th, at S p. m? at City Hall?Celebration of Victoria Literary Society. Annual address by Rev. Ceo. E. Booker. Tuesday, June 6th, 10:30 a. m., e.t City Hall?Graduation exercises. Tuesday, June 6th, 8 p. m., at City Hall?Closing concert. DItOPPED DEAD. Mr. Richard Parker dropped dead to? night about 8:30 o'clock. He was sit? ting at home, on Kllby street, extended, beyond Broad, and suddenly fell over. When they picked up the body it was a corpse. The deceased had been nlllng In health for weeks, but his condition was not thought serious. He was about r>0 years old. A wife survives. Mr. Parker was a house carpenter. Ho was a good citizen. LAKE DRUMMOND JOYS. Having had a good time and some fun at historic Lake Drumniond, a eon genial purty of Suffolk people returned to-day. They were: Misses Hattic Parker. Janet Withers, Minnie Broth? er* and Elizabeth Peak, and Messrs. H. J. Bowen, W". H. Darden, L. >V. Williams und S. M. Lawrence. CHASING BEARS^ Messrs. Cohoon and Robertson, two other Suffolk folks, Joined the ubove at the lake and furnished some lively ex? citement. They soon heard a noise which was decided to be a bear. After chasing out_a while and firing, In Ihe dark they got Into a big. They also got wet some distance from the feet. A SNAKE IN HIS PANTS. After they Joined the ladles on the hotel pavilion Robertson felt something crawling up his breeches leg. A friend grabbed the intruder and held it t.ll they could reach a dressing room. I when they pulled out a sickly looking frog. A TIRESOME SUIT. The Saunders-Ellls contested wharf case is dragging along tediously and wearily. Spectators who take the trou? ble don't uet much entertainment out of the Drocccdings. After two days' work the:' haven't yet Mulshed taking i estlmony. Two jurors were late nnd It was 8:30 o'clock this morning beforethcy got off tn Exit to view the premises- That' made them later returning and It was about 11:30 bei',ire Judge PrentlS got his court in working order. Tho Jury was in charge of Sheriff A- ll. Halter when lin y wen- driven into the country. These witness, s were finished with: For the Plaintiff?George T. Richards, E. 10. Holland. John F. Uzsell, Dennis Edwards, Nat Jordan. Saleb It. .lark son, E. 10. Wagner. For tin: Defendant - ?A. B. Hargrave, Matthew Gardner, .1. R. Deik, T. Phlfer, 12. .1. Matthews, F. 10. Stallings, Nathaniel 10. Prudcn, Walter Jordan, Andrew Hawkins, Frederick Wagner, tie.ige [lull, Lee Holland. J- C. Causey. Jr., Jack Whit-j ley. R. M. GriiTln. There are not many moro. PERSONAL MENTION. Dr. W. VV. Staley got back to-day from Frnnkllnton, N. C, where he vis? ited the fumlly. He expected -to may Ion per. Miss Kate Latham, of "Washington, D. C, Is visiting the family of Major C. W. Wright, No. 7 Franklin street. She Is, a daughter of the late Judge Latham, of Lynchburg. Miss Lizzie Busby left to-day to v'.a it friends at Drivers and Portsmouth. General W. P. Hoberts, of Gates I county, N. C. arrived In Suffolk to? day for a short stay with friends. There was a thunderstorm last night and another this afternoon. The farm? ers welcomed the accompanying rain. I Mr. and Mrs. John W. Eley left yes? terday for Baltimore, where Mrs. Eley will remain. Mr. Eley will start In a day or two for a commercial trip. ! Mrs. T. O. Edwards, of Boykln. Is visiting Mrs. H. A. Morgan. Mrs. S. Ferrebce. of Norfolk, is being entertained by Suffolk friends. ltev. O. W. Robinson, of Gates coun? ty, N. C, returned to-day from Louls bnrg. where be attended the final ex? ercises of n school at which his daugh? ters tire pupils. The Chuckatuck Cotillon Club will give a hop tn-morrow night nt Spain's i I nil. Several Suffolk people will go. Mrs. W. T. Graham and sister. Miss Turner, returned to-night from Wash? ington, D. C. The following from Windsor. N. C, were In Suffolk to-day: Misses Mattle and Dora Phelps, and Messrs. G. A. and W. it. Smuthwlch. A Jim Crow car passed through Suf? folk to-day, being the first many per? sons here bad seen. It uns bullt In pursuance of a North Carolina act ro quirlng separate apartments for whito hnd colored people. SUFFOLK ADVERTISEMENTS ATTENTIO N LUMBER DEALERS ! 1 have for sale about l.ooo.noo feet of standing Umber on my farm, between Kv. roll's and Chuckatuck. Would Mil both land at)'' titulier, or either. This tim? ber Is In a mile of Nansomond river, unit could be cut In piling or would be good location for a m il. as there are other lots .if t'inber adjacent. For further In forma? ts n apply to J. J. JOHNSON, Myrtle. Va. myjs-ot_ FrYlIK ONLY WAY MOST MEN WILL J gave money is a little at a time, sys LIFE I nm THE INCOMPARABLY LOW PRICES which we have advertised for this Sale may seem ridiculous to some, but we say for the benefit of those who have not visited this store since we started this Colossal Sale, that an inspection will reveal the fact that there has never been a sale of FINE CLOTHING in the State of Virginia where costs and values were of as little importance as they are now. We earnestly believe that the prices at which we are now selling are as low as any fair-minded man would set for himself. So we say again: "Avail yourself of this life-time opportunity," as all smart buyers will lay in enough for several seasons hence. Give this advertisement due consideration, and read carefully the scale of prices. The chance won't last forever. It's just su;h a sale as comes usually in August?only more important, because the variety of patterns is larger and the quota of sizes literally complete. rS SUITS W?RTH UP TO S25.00, NOW ONE-HALF PRICE Men's Suits. $ 7.50 grade now. $ 3.50 10 00 grade now. 6.00 12.60 grade now. 6 25 15.00 grade now. 7.60 18.00 grade now . 9.00 20.00 grade now. 10 00 22 50 grade now. 11,25 25.00 grade now . 12 50 Men's Hosiery. Men's Pine Lisle Thread Hose, extra spliced heel and toe, 20 patterns, usual ty^ price 35c, now. I J V '51 TP BOTRT"INK R1JITS.~vTry strong. Rand, very well made and pCrTSBl fitting 14 to 1!) years old, sold right here for $?; and $7. Unsparingly cut for closing to . BOYS' HANDSOME SUITS, single-breasted, guaranteed all-wool, many colors, 11 to 10, cut from tS.GO and (9.00 to the miraculous pilco of... FOR ROYS' FINE CHEA'OIT SUITS, all styles, all-wool, all colors. 14 to 19 years, former price $10 and till; now at the one amazing price of ROYS' ALL-WOOL CIIEVOIT SUITS, either double f>r single-breast? ed, ]."? to ID years, formerly sold for JM.SO and $15. Hike finding money to get them for . 3 $2.23 and $2..'.0 Men's Pants, made from gool serviceable materials In dress and stylish patterns. Without exception sloshed to . $3 and $4 Men's Pants, will hold their shape and wear splendidly; great values at ot.gir.al prices. Marvelous bargains at . $1.50 and J.'i.OO Men's All-wool Pants, made from elegant and choice materials, stripes, plaids, etc. Most wondrous bargains ever offered for "Fancy Madras and Percale Nrgllcee Shirts, with detachable, cuffs lo match, pearl buttons, full regular made, that Bold here for 76c., reduced half price to. All our l.'O English Madras Negligee Shirts, with detachable cuffs to match, half price . $3.00 $4.00 $6.00 $7.00 $1.25 $t.75 $2.50 75:. Men's Midsummer Coats Alapaca Coats, $2.00 grade, now $1.00 " 4 00 " Blue Serge Coa(s,5.00 " tl II II fQQ I. Crash Suits, 3.00 ?' " '.? 5.C0 " " " 6.00 " ii .. 7 50 I. Wool Crash, 8 00 " Kin's Office Coats, 50c,, 2 00 2.60 3.50 1.50 2 50 3.00 3.50 4.00 25c. Men's Underwear. Colored Lisle Thread Underwear ?the kind lhat you have always |?ald $1.2? each for?In blue, pink, heliotrope, brown, flesh and tan?every size. Sh rt ffip and drawers, reduced from $1W.. ,VVl For 7.v. Nainsook Drawers small and largo checks ?cool, light and strong? overy slse? string and knit 37^?C anklets, reduced halt price e: close at "7 P. rvi. ? Ail our Splendid Fixtures For Sale and Store For Rent. i I I V ? m I I ?9 323 6V.A1W STREET.