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"Correct Dress for Men and Boys"
The result of our buyers' opportunities enables us to inau
gurate a sale to-morrow that will be of the greatest interest to both
Hundreds of Men's suits in the prevailing shades — in dis
tinctive and modest patterns; hundreds of Blue Serge and Black
Thibets and fancy Worsted suits, all made up in a manner re
flecting credit upon the manufacturer. Suits worth $13.50
and $15.00, take your choice at the beginning of the season at
They are single and double-breasted suits — and are cut in
extreme and conservative styles— -all sizes from 33 to 50 inches.
In addition, we shall place on sale nearly a thousand Boys'
knee-pants suits -in double-breasted, blouse-sailor and vestee
styles- made oi fancy Cheviot and Blue Serges — every suit
guaranteed to be w T ell made and to wear well. Suits worth
$3.75, $4.00 and $4.50, take your choice, per suit, at
Ils lhe greatesl offering we have ever made— partly because of its timeli
ness — mainly on account of the extraordinary superiority of the values.
Sale Begins Tomorrow Morning.
ENTIRE BUILDING— IOOS E. MAIN STREET— OPPOSITE POST-OFFICE-
GRANTS A PARDON
Dull Day at the Capitol, Though
Governor Tyler yesterday granted »
: to ::. .1. Page, who was s< rving
■ | o \ , r ■< year ago for forgcrj'- He
was released yesterday and went his
•:-, , ;.... had a grcal many call
,re Most of them i amc to see about
. ■ .■ ■;. • and aelw d His Excellency
.■. , • : ihc board mccilng for
• . r ' csp< ; ■; i--' 1 ' favorites.
, .v, ■•■ nfi has been given that
. ....i ,•■ '"'■■,. ... ,t: to r ih< members on
.■ ■ Bubjeci v '■ tend to lessen one's
chances of •■ : tm< L thi tide still
'. . . . '.-. ■• OT .■, erj' direction and dc>< -
"s/ e1 • Joseph T. lawless cele
brated Ills rthday by working hard in
I |b office : • Bterday.
d Bichardson received sevenu
.. , B1 pHcailonfl for seats In Lhe Con
.' ■' . n. ■: ;., rs, and iv cases where
, : , not already disposed of he is
civing all V--'- ones they •' IS J : -
The Investigation ol Joseph H. Shep
boolts m Uie AiuliK-rs office is
.. p Oing: on, but there have been no
<f e] : ~,-'\' X&sh Johnston, of Kock
. g€ ■. '..Si n : ■••' T. <:. Wells, of
Thi hart r ••: the Land Bros. & Co..
, • ChirloticEvillc, has n recor ■ , In
the oflicc of the Secretary of the Com
■.. a S '■ ■•'■■ n. Messrs. T. B. Trice
iv Bufo> I, of Brunswick, railed
.. /. .-. . • : | c oflicc of the Secretary
• ■'. the ' lomm< >nw ■ all h
i ■ •■!:(:• :;-.>ni Hanover whs at the Do*
partment of Asrlculturc yesterday andre
ported that his stock wa: dying, and
asked the oommlßSJoncr liow to prevent
Mr. Kolner Is Et.il! receivins bugs. A
large variety came i:i yesterday from
••. .M-. hißaii farmer wants to settle ir
. . ;,;. ,:.,••-• also one from New York.
Mr LC< :.'■" «iH lr v ' inr ' capture them..
A WAR OF RATES.
Passenger and Power Company Makes the
■ .. passenger and Power Company is
... . -: .i img hot battle for Ufe
•.. i .• traffic of Rh hsnond. Up
m thi two companies, to Borne
. . operate 0 • ach ;;i; ;i its own ter
. . ■.. have com* Into bu< him
.■. and ritai rivalry a« v. i : i be the
..." the Passeiifcer and Power cars
. n Broad st-.*t and Ujc Ttaction care on
•' Sir.-.-t. The Passenger smd Power
v ins announced a three cent rate
for its Broad Street cars. It will probably
. . ... j: ,. .; three ceni rate on
P • w,',, i) the Traction cars begin oper
■ . th.it street.
p Men«r and Power Company yea
• . • ;.•:, opcratinß cam arm::)'! the
-.'. .: .w.i loop and down Main Street.
;!.'• tr.-.ck is ready for ths operation of
rs around the Hollywood loop and
flowi Broad Street As soon as this is
flone '.he Traction Company will meet it
! running its caw down <<n Main Street.
'\' v ,'*i. ;."■!;< d yesterday whether his mm-
I»anj w.vifi riu-i-t the <mt U\ rate>! made
• •}-,- other cempanj' Preßident Bemlics.
.-r the Traction "Company, replied that
■"■;rh a move had not been contemplated
•iy ijjs company, and that it was notJiko
ly that there r.-otud ot any rate cutting at
present by liis company. Mr. J?p;nis= also
siai's ih.u iif proposes to nui hi? cars on
Main Street ;is soon as the Passenger and j
J'.iwit Company runs its lirst cars over j
the Traction Company's tracks on Broad j
(in the other hand an ofnVial of the Pas- j
Rcnsrer a nd Power Company yesterday i
made this statement: "We have a million j
dollars available and we will spend every j
cent of it if necessary; "^'e ■""'" haul ih^ ;
people for three cents; wo will haul them I
for nothing if it becomes necessary."
THE TIMROD BUST.
Celebrated Poet Honored in His Native City of I
A bronze bust of Henry Timrod, *he
•■• lebrated poet, wns unveiled in Chav'es- j
ton. S; <".. 6h Wednesday, May Ist. The j
bust, •uiii'-ii was exeecuted by Valentine, !
*h e sculptor, of this city, was a hand
some one nnd was erected by the Tira
rr.ii Memorial Society of Charleston.
Henry Timrod, the poet'honored by th»» i
ceremonial in his native State, and city,
was born in Charleston in IS-2P. He sti:d- j
led law with James Louis Potipxu. but i
gave it up and became a tutor in mi- ;
vate families, writing at the same. time.
In 1860 Timrod i'wk u]> his residence in
Columbia, gave a book of his poems to
the country, and undertook journalistic
But sickness and losses during t h<- Civil
War broke his spirit, and he- died of pneu
monia in IS'VT. |
Will Elect Officers.
Tlie officers of ihe Richmond Lyceum '
will be elected at a meeting of the mem- j
bers to be held next week, and an exe
cutive committee will be appointed !•)
select a course of lectures for next year.
T!-.o membership of the Lyceum is i
growing rapidly, more than one hun
dred new members having been admit- i
ted. Mr. J. L. Hill, treasurer, announces J
that the membership roll will b<* closed j
to-day, and those who desire to enjoy j
r.ext year's course of lectures must hand
The Minister's Wife Was Hiijlit.
When a baby's life can be saved by
food a Is worth while knowing something
or that food.
A minister's wife, name given below,
writes: "I do not exaggerate in the least
when 1 say tlm 1 have never yet seen a I
pi u:;-i- ol th^ starving babies of India j
lihat locked as bad as our baby did. The !
skin was drawn hs lightly as possible
over her little frame, and was almost
black. Her little form was s.> shrunken j
that it was pitiable to look at. Her- I
bright ryes only showed that she was i
r'She was starving; to death, for every- i
thins sh>* ate was immediately thrown off
from her stomach. We tried every kind
rf food we could think of, and only kept i
her alive by rubbing olive and cod liver !
oii into the pores of the skin.
"The doctor was, doing all he could, but I
finally wo sent for an uncle, an old phy- j
eician. to come and see her. The doctors j
agreed perfectly, 'nut uncle advised us J
to use Grape-Nuts Food.
'TV<J immediately got some and placed a -j
s; xinfiil In some boiling water. This
was allowed u> eimmer until the food be
came perfectly soft A little rich milk was
added, and .just enough sugar to sweeten. I
It made a delicious food, nnd it was'as-
Ptonißhlng haw perfectly it agreed with
our baby and how she did "lick it down.'
"She. would not drink milk unless it had i
orapo-Xuts Food In it thereafter.
•'After a few days she began to show
marks or improvements, then she im
proved very rapidly. When we began j
Tefdinjr her Grape-Nuts she weittb*^
about 10 pounds, now she weighs over 30, '
and is nlmost as broad as she is long.
"Our friends a!! think it a jniraele thrtt j
fhc recovered. While I ajni writing this j
letter, one of my older girls hns just come I
up. begging for some Grapes-Nuts and
••\v<» naturally believe in Grape-Xuts. j
for it lihs saved the life of our baby." Mrs
S. IV. liai-dhi. Spring Hill, T«an. ' '
„— •" . •*• ATi^fc .M»^ t- S 9 .-...•■ •
in thpir names at once if tlioy desire to
ho put on equal footing 1 with old mem
bers in thp selection of schtp.
After to-dny. nil joining' will hnvo to
select their seats after the old members
have choppn theirs.
IN THE CITY KALL COURTS.
Gallego Mills Cosesti!l on Trial— Other Suits
The evidence ill the suit of the Gallf'^">
.Mills Company against the city of Rich
mond for $35,000 damages by reason of
the bursting of the city sewer, was prac
tically all in yesterday. To-day 'and to
morrow will be given to argument. It is
hoped that the case may be completed by
In the taw and Equity Court suit was
instituted by J- 13. Cox against W. il.i 1 .
Mayo for $215.50.
In the Circuit Court suit was brought
by John L. "Williams against Wm. ]'. Par
rish for ?4iK>.
Judgment was rendered in the Law and
Equity Court in the suit of JM. 1-. "Wil
liams, executrix; against Winston & Co.
and Lociier for ?1.r.n0. The plaintiff sued
for $10,000. .1. C. Williams wns employed
by the Virginia. Electrical Railway and
Development Company and was killed by
the falling of a. derrick on November Ist,
Southern institute of Expression.
Dr. Byron W. Kins will open his Insli
tute of Expression on next Monday night
at the Y. M. C. A. building-. The rooms
are now being put in shape for this
gathering. The institute will be of twi
weeks" duration, and the instruction will
include work of a most essential charac
ter to every speaker and student, being
of intense interest to teachers, clergy
men, singers, and all persons interested in
literary, physical and vocal culture.
Course I\*.. Bible and hymn reading:?,
will be held at V 2 o'clock noon; course
111., Shakespeare readings and studies.
at -1 o'clock: course 11., physical develop
ment and gesture speech, at f> o'clocic:
course 1., voice development and control,
at 6 o'clock. There will be a night course,
beginning at S:ls o'clock, taking up all
of the above named features, for those
who cannot be present during the earlier
JTive entertainments will be given dur
ing the two weeks: the first on Tuesday
evening. May 7th, being a programme of
select readings and impersonations.
The clergymen of the"' city are most
cordially invited to he present at- the
opening study on Bible and hymn read
ings Monday, May tith. at 1- noon.
Dr. Taliaferro Here.
Dr. B. Lawrence Taliaferro returned to
tl;e city yesterday for a few days prior
to his sailing for Germany. Dr. Taliaferro
has for the piusl several weeks been at
Johns Hopkins Hospital, of Baltimore,
taking a special course. While in Baltimore
he was the guest of Rev. Edwin Huber,
formerly pastor of St. John's German
Lutheran Church, of this city. Dr. Talia
ferro will sail on May Sth for Germany,
where he will remain until about October
A Trip (o Europe.
"Kamblcs and Reveries in Europe' Is
the subject of a humorous lecture which
will bo delivered, by lion. Walter M.
Chandler in the Y. M. C. A. auditorium
to-night. This will be the- eighth enter
tainment of the Members' Course, and a
delightful treat to all who hear him. The
lecture will be humorous and eloquent:
indeed; it is more than probable that his
equal as an orator has not been heard iv
Richmond since the appearance of Wil
liam Jennings Bryan, of political fame,
and George R. AVendling, of lyceum pla:
form fame. The entertainment will be
gin at 8:15 o'clock. Seats can bfe secured
at the building to-day.
The total amount of the Slagle fund
up to last night was 5640.55. The money
lias been deposited in bank. The latest
addition to the fund -was that of $20 from
the officers of the First District.
BILL OF FARE
Young Man, in Petersburg Jail a
LULL IN POLITICAL AFFAIRS.
Amateur Company to Present the "Chimes
of Normandy " in Suffolk—Ger
man Given for Sweet
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
PETERSBURG, VA., May 2.— W. T.
Atkinson, in jail hero for jumping his
board bill, and also wanted by the
United States Government for getting a
registered package from the postofTlce
in Petersburg belonging to Dr. Atkinson,
is not fond of the meals furnished to
him by the city. Ho thinks that as a
prisoner of the "United States ho is en
titled to better than "corn bread and
tar," as he briefly describes the fare
He does not like molasses, and it ia
this part of his bill of fare that he desig
nates "tar." He is a chronic kicker.
Nothing seems to suit him, but he makes
the fuss principally about his board.
Atkinson is good looking, well edu
cated, and is said to be well connected
in Louisville, Ky. His father, who lives
in that city, has employed W. M. Smith,
of Louisville, to defend his son. Atkin
son telegraphed his attorney to-day, but
whether or not it was with reference to
hir. bill of fare is. not known.
Regular business was transacted at
the Central State. Hospital by the Execu
tive Committee to-day.
The company which recently presented
the "Chimes of Normandy" in Peters
burg will go to Suffolk next Friday and
give the play at. the opera house in that
city that evening.
A subscription list has been started
by the Pythians in Petersburg to assist
Mr. W. J. Cogle in employing counsel
to* defend him against the charge of
attempting to extort money from Dr.
A trolley wire on Halifax Street broke
this afternoon and delayed the- running
of cars on that street for a few hours.
Captain Henry Whyte, of Norfolk, the
oldest, conductor on the Norfolk and
Western Railroad, now retired, is on a
visit to Petersburg.
There is a decided lull in pol
ities to-day. Both of the can
didates for Governor, who were, in
(ho city yesterday, left for Richmond in
the afternoon. The. City Democratic Cen
tral Committee has not yet acted on the
letter received from Mr. Montague's
friends, requesting that a primary be held
Martin & Son, commission merchants,
sold this mornlnn for Mr. Rogers, of
Brunswick county, a large lot of tobac
-ro at SIS a hundred. It was a fine black
wrapper grane. This is the highest price
bhat has been received for tobacco in
Petersburg this season.
The Council last night adopted resolu
tions of. the Public Property Committee,
contemplating decided improvements at
thf city jail. An appropriation of $325
was made for raising the wall. A com
mittee will be appointed from the build
ers of this city to lnsnect the jail and
recommend what they think is necessary
to make it a safe and secure prison.
Mr. "T. F. Kidd was injured this morn
njr. He was leaning against an electrlc
ight pole while an employe was fixing
wires' above him. A heavy hand-vice f*MI
i distance of forty feet, striking Mr. Kid;i
n the head. ITis injuries are not
A delightful german was given at Li-
At K. FISHER & SON'S,
Cor. Fourteenth and Main Sts
ending this week. The b^.=t values
* ever offered. Men's $12.50 Dross Sails
in all the newest styles nnd colors.
Saturday the last day, at
Star CloUbe House
Cor. I4th and Main Streets.
"Oar Dealings Win \
Customers/ . \
...Is What You Want... j
THE ELGIN MOVEMENT
The World's Standard*
Noted for ACCURACY, the
essential element in a watch.
Fully guaranteed and cased
to suit purchaser.
Why Pay Cash?
when at jeweler's prices you
can get them on weekly or
Call or drop postal to
Old Dominion Watch; Co.,
OFFICES: 802 East Alain Street.
CORDES & MOSBY
Frid&y is Remnant Day Here.
ONCID ever3 T week every department in our house is gone carefully through, and
all short lengths and odd lots brought to light and ma.rked at prices to clean
them up quickly. They are ready for you now — no great quantity of any* one,
kind, but what's here is new, good, serviceable, and marked at money-saving prices.
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Remnants oor*%f r*% Special. ];
Nottingham Lace Curtains, new and very effective patterns— *'
i ncp . The $1.00 kind, per pair 69c. >
NotJeis, • The 51.50 kind, per pair $1.00. }
Suits, Corded Japanese Wash Silks, new and very effective patterns ji
i Sress Trimmings, aud coloring, the 50c kind, per yard, 33c. I •
Underwear, Ladies' Swiss Ribbed light-weight Cotton Vests, low neck and <j
White Goods, no sleeves, two strong specials^ • '[
BlJckGoods The repitar 12 l-2c kind 8 I-3c. )
Colored Dress Goods, The regular 2ac kind It 2-3 c. £
Men's Furnishings, &c, Ladies' H. S. Taffeta Silk Automobile Ties, all colors, the 50c >"
■ kind, 29c. <
Our entire stock of Gentlemen's Four-in-Hand and Imperial )
In broken lots and odd sizes but Ties, new and effective patterns— light, medium and dark colors— \
SE£ta?S£ >'o«r P'* * g? 50= H& no,v 29c.
brary Flail last night under the auspices
o£ the Virginia German Club. The pro
ceeds of the german were given to char?
ity. Miss Maggie Traylor donated '.the
There seems to have been a mistake
as to tho coat-makers' strike in Peters
burg yesterday. It appears that instead
of all coat-nialcera except those *n one
shop striking that only those in one shop
nuule a strike. The differences have been
adjusted and work is going on as usual
MAY BE MR. FORD.
Reported That the St. Claire Hotel Property
May Have Been Secured for Him.
Mr. R. B. Rowe, who, representing some
one else, bought the St. Claire Hotel
property AVednesday morning, still de
clares that he is not in a position to make
known the name of the real purchaser.
The latest rumor in connection, with the
deal is that to the effect that a well
known restaurant-keeper, -who has had
his eyes on" the property for some- time,
has secured it through Mr. ißowe. This
could not be verified yesterday evening, as
the -gentleman in question is out of the
The fact that Mrs. A. "D. Atkinson, of
the Lexington Hotel, is arranging to se
cure a portion of. the bunding adjoining
the hotel, on Main Street, for the purpaso
of increasing the size of the hotel, leads
to tho impression it hat she haa not se
cured the St. Claire property, for she
said, when asked about the 'latter, that
she would not attempt to run two hotels.
.iHhoiisr'.i it. is known that immediately
after the sale (Mr. Bowe hart a conference
with Mrs. Atkinson.
Another re-port that went tho rounds
last night was that the property had been
bought in by Mr. A. J. Ford, who formerly
ran Ford's Hotel. He is now operating a
hot©] in Norfolk, and has several times
stated that he wished to run another hotel
The most important, sale set for to-day
is that of the Garber homestead, several
miles west of the city, which will bo sold
this afternoon at 6 o'clock by H. A. Mc-
Cnrdy and. J. B. Elmn & Company.
It is stated that the Old Dominion Cot
ton, Mill, in 'Manchester, has been pur
chased by a party of Riehmonders, who
will start a blotting paper plant.
ESTABLISH A PLANT.
CeleryCaffeln Will Be Manufactured on a
Larger Scale. v
Tlie. building on South Twelfth Street
fomerljf occupied by B. T. Crump and
Company, will soon be accupied l>y a
plant for the manufacture of the Cholf
Celery Caffein Compound.
On Tuesday in the Law and Equity
Court a charter was granted to the crim
pany to conduct business iis an incorpo
rated concern. The capital has been
fixed at $50,000 in common stock and thero
are now influential Riehmonders, .such as
Jj. D. Strause and I. 7,. Morris, associated
with the concern as president and vicn
nresident respectively. Mr. T. AY. Chelf
will, he the other officer, acting as secre
tary ami treasurer.
The Board of Directors is composed of
Messrs: T,. L,. Strause, I. Z. Morris, T.
W. Chelf, L. G. Chelf and W. B. Nol
It is the purpose of thb company to
get the new plant in operation at the ear
liest possible date. Not more than two or
three weeks will be necessary to get it
Into the new house, and it will begin
work at once.
TO KEEP UP FIGHT.
jMrs. Randolph and Other Southern Ladies
Will Not Snrrender.
The Confederate ladios of A'irginia arc
determined to ljeep up their fight, to have
the remain* of Confederate soldiers
buried In Washington brought to Rich
mond and reinterred in lloilywood.
Mrs. N. V. Randolph has writ
ten to Secretary Root and also to
the Quartermaster-General, asking again
that instead of burying these dead in
the National Cemetery they be turned
over to the Confederate Memorial Asso
ciation of the South.
Mrs Randolph declared yesterday morn
ing that she and the ladies associated wi:h
her still hopo that the Secretary of War
and the Quartermaster-General will see
fit to turn the remains over to them.
In each of the. letters sent out
Mrs. Randolph enclosed a copy of
resolutions adopted by Ellis Post, G. A.
R.. protesting against the erection of a
monument to the Confederate dead in
the National Cemetery nnd declaring that
the national cemeteries should be pre
served exclusively for those who lost their
lives in the Northern course. This Mrs.
Randolph did to show the incorrectness
of the statement that no protest had been
made by the G. A. R. She asks the Sec
retary and 'the- Quartermaster-General
to observe the wishes of the Post and
not place the remains where they will
be a constant annoyance to the G. A. R.
MR. MEANLEY'S PROMOTION.
Popular Railroad Man Made Division Freight
Agent of N. & W.
The following circular haa been issued
by the Norfolk and. Western "Railroad
"Mr. F. IX Meanley is hereby appoint
ed division freight agent and Mr. H. I>.
Wilkerson soliciting agent of this com
pany, with office at Richmond, Va."
Mr. 'Meanley commenced his .railroad
career with the old (R. & P. R. It., before
the days of consolidation. He has work
ed his -way step by step to his present
well-deserved position, for which he is
For more than fifteen years he has
been in daily contact with the shipping
interests of Richmond. This appoint
ment will 'be not only gratifying to his
hosts of. friends, but will make many
friends foe the company he represents.
Mr. Meariley left the Coast Line four'
years ago.. to. accept the position of solic-
Do You Want
The Place to Buy Them is
Geo. W. Anderson & Sons,
215 EAST BROAD STREET.
?G0T0.... FOR THE BEST.... |
IR. H. Bosher's Sons. Vehicles j
j _ No old stock brought over from toft ?
J. ir -'• L -' J -'"•/^a^llSSj^l— =^ season. Everything we have is FRESH T
3..! ' dfrJlJifi and UP-TO-DATE. X
li. W§g^ WAGONS IN 20 STYLES ]\
Xf\ if (I aad * or a " P ur P OSC8 ' • •
X WCj Jy\ ''(f]ljy3j|^*JK Our anc y Traps are beauties. Run- • •
V f^^^feS^^^^^^^^^^Sj nbouts of the latest designs. We always "*
T jL-^^^^^^~^^^^fe^_y lead the fashions. Call and see us if yoa X
T V^/^^vt^T^^vf W " at " vcbic!e of any style * T
£ JWil lras* *rfsbLP^ 15 South 9th Street- . ?
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itlng freight agent of the Norfolk and
Western. He was promoted to commer
cial agent and has now been, still fur
Home complaint is made as to the rail
road routes to Buffalo on the occasion
of the exposition there. The round trip
faro from Richmond will be 524.85.
The steamer Pocahontas, of the Vir
ginia Navigation Company's line, i.=» now
on the route again between Norfolk,
Newport News and Richmond
The Richmond, FrL-.lprickpburg and
Potomac has lately received a large
number of new passenser coaches, which
now make up the Richmond-Washing
Engineer John Merrut chased a wild
turkey down North Mountain with his
Flying Dutchman engine a f«w days
ago and finally lifted him off the track.
PRES'T FRISCHKORN'S REPORT
He Will Show That the City's Water Supply
for Fire Engines is Inadequate.
President. John Frischkorn. of the
Board of Fir^ Commissioners, will at the
meeting of the Board on next Monday
night present a special report on the
neods of the fire" department.
In view of incidents at recent fire?, in
which the department has complained of
a, lack of water-supply, the report will
contain maps and diagrams of all the
water mama in the tire districts, showing:
that the supply of water In
mains in many of the sections
of the city, in which tires would prove
most destructive, is entirely inadequate.
President Frischkorn will set forth the
needs of two additional departments and
a water tower and it !s probable that, he
will HHk the City Council for larger ap
propriations to meet this demand, and.
also, ask that something be done in order
to give a greater flow of water.
When seen In reference to the matter
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Blues' 10 Btb Anniversary
Read it once and yon read
yesterday, President Frischkorn de
plored the necessity for asking, the city
for more water and more fire-plugs.
"As an illustration of our needs," said)
he, '"at tbe lire last rjght, out handsome
new engine No. 2, the. largest and mojt
powerful in the city, was unable to throw
a. stream -'ifty f»et. b«":ause of a. lack ol
pressure. Upon examination this morn
ing, in company with Major Drewry, off
the Board of Aldermen: Chief Puller and
several others, f found that th« plug at
which jh<» engine worked last night, that
.•it Eleventh -md Cary, waß connected with
a threo-inch main on^ary Streets. When
we turned it on th* water barely escaped
into the street. This wa3 the principal
point from which a big Tire on that btoclr
would have been fought. The plug at
Twelfth and Cary is connected with a six
into the strcffs."
Superintendent Boiling, of the Water
Department, will probably be present at
the Board mooting next Monday night.
"Dr. Lovelace" a Fraud.
A l<>upr has been received by Majo*
Howard from th«> American National Red
Cross Society stating that the man giv
ing the name of Dr. Charles R. Lovelace,
who, as was stated in Th<* Times at th»
time, was taken in sick at the residence
of Mr. Wm. Moore, on Grove Road. ju«t
outside the city limits, several weeks ago,
and who said he was a rirrnber of the
nr>\ Cross, is a joke. The man left Mr-
Moore's residence about two week* ago,
his whereabouts being now unknown.
The man was taken in upon th» repre
sentation that he was a veteran of th»
Philippine war. and had relatives in New
York and Clifton Forge, who would 3 «ml
him funds. Xo fund? were ever sent him
and Mr. Moor*» is not sorry he left. '
Pole Tax Paid.
Of the six companies which have In«
curral Auditor Warren's displeasure by
reason of their failure to pay the an«
nuai city tux of S2 per pole, the Rieh^
rnoml T>lephorf Company has paid its*
tax on its 1.197 poles, amounting to
-,2,M. The other five— the Western fnioa
•Telegraph Company, thet Postal Tele*
graph Company, the Passenger and
Power Company, the Traction Companr,
and the Virginia Electrical Railway and]
Development Company— must pay in th«
next> few days or appear in the Polic«
Court on Tuesday next.
Will Have a Banquet.
The Executive Committee of the Alumni
Society of Richmond College met yester
day in the orhc» of the Religious Her
aid. It was decided to hold a meeting of
the Society on Wednesday. Jtinw 12tb, to
be followed by a banauet at a place yst
to be selected. The occasion will bo con
ducted on even a more sumptuous seal*
than heretofore. At least three prominent
speakers in addition to local selections
will be present.
Dr. Dewey Coming.
Dr. John Dcwey, of the Chicago UnU
versity, will deliver an address- before
the Richmond Educational Association
In the Hall of the House of Delegates at*
S:3O o'clock to-night.
A Prominent Gold Vela Disc*v*n4 NMf
(Special Dispatch to The TImM.)
WINSTON'-SALiEM. N. C. Slay X-i
William Claybrook (colored) died to-day
of smallpox at his home northeast ol
Winston. The county physician say* »t
was the most malignant case he ha» ever '\
seen in this section. The disease, which
haa been prevalent for sorac^ months. J»
gradually being wiped out.
A gold vein, which extends froir.
Pfaffton, thin 'county, to- Yadkin. has juit
been discovered.. An English mineralo
gist, in prospecting, pronounced it. th« :
most promising tlnd he has seen In thi»
county. S. number of fine specimen* nar«