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in -hdw bis hnnd and ?plain tho mean?
ing of his remark??.
Mr. Richardson Silent.
During thn rrc'ss for supper, a reporter
for The Tlmes-Olspateh attempted to In
terx-lew Mr. Richardson, "but be refused
emphatically to jrny one word "concerning
tfie matter. He rrgnreied it as on official
Sfinir, snd nd one for the newspapers
at present. The ntlorney would not so
much as Indicati? the nature of the com?
bino or tho materials In which It deals or
whether It hns recently had any dealing
with the city.
tt Is not improbable that thn Aidermanlc
??Committee of Five" will toko up the
hint let drop by Mr. Richardson, and It
may be that another combino will be
Bailing the one unexpf-ctcd nnd sensa?
tional remark of Mr. Richardson, the trial
??-as devoid of feature. It was, however,
remarkable for tho spec?! with which it
was handled, evidence, argument. Instruc?
tions and verdict bnlng reached within ?
fraction of twelve hours, not ovor eight
of which were devoted to the trial It?
The ono really Interesting revelation
Of tho morning session was tlie slight and
only momentarily discrepancy In tho tes?
timony of the defendant King and hie
star witness and staunch friend, D. 0*SuI
llvnn. Tho latter had sworn positively
that on June 10th. tho date upon which
King mnde a deposit in tlio American
National Rank, he hnd loaned'the de?
fendant *610. On tho following Monday.
King called nt his place and gave bin*)
a note for tho full amount.
King, on the stand a few minutes Inter,
sold he borrowed tho $510 on tlie 10th of
June, and on tho following Monday called
-on O'SiiIllvan, paying blm $100 In co-ib
end giving a note for tho balance, rf.410,
Messrs. Carter nnd Meredith wero evi
den ti y alarmed by this statement, sot
. contradictory to the testimony of O'SullI
. van. Thoy engaged in nn earnest conver?
sation. King Inter corrected tills state?
The Jury Completori.
After a trial of two days, the Jury was
' completed at 10 o'clock, when J. B. Lom
? bert nnd I.. R. Robinson qualified from
the last veniee summoned. Tho Jury was
then constituted ns follows: Robert Jones,
John E. Hutcheson. Phil Hellstem, John
?F. Wren, Charles Newel], Charles Poln
dcxter, Vf. T. Fltsgorald, Earnest?Young
James A. Moore, John C. Freeman, J. B.
Lambert nnd L. R. Robinson.
These wero sworn in nnd the case was
on In onrnost. Commonwealth's Attorney
Richardson outlined what tlie Stato ex?
pected lo establish, while Mr. Carter
Stnted whnt tbe defense would prove.
Contractor Gude was the first witness
Cftllcd. He swffla substantially what ho
has heretofore repented a number of
' times on tlie witness stund, saying lie had
given John M. King tlie .?uni of $150 for
; his influence and voto In the Street Com
' mittee. This transaction occurred on or
?ear June 10(h.
Gasser and Welnbrtinn followed, relter
. ating what they havo before stated in
| connection with the celobruted nffolr.
Messrs. Meredith and Carier never missed
; an opportunity to attempt to disprove
I certain statements and tangle the wlt
! nesses. The voracity ot a number of the
: witnesses was''questioned by tho ntlor
Mr. D. O'Sullivan opened tho testimony
for tho defense, and tlio most Interesting
part of his say lias before been recorded.
ilo wan followed by King himself. Mr.
Richardson attempted to confuse Mr.
O'Sullivan about a $350 note given by
him to King, but ho denied ali knowl?
edges of such a paper, saying positively
ho hod had no dealing with the defend?
ant prior to a year before June 10th.
Later Mr. Richardson proved by Mr.
Hill, cashier of tho American Bank, that
King had discounted anoto for JS50 sbort
\ ly before Juno 101b, nnd the noto wns
, eif.T.crt by no one other than O'Sullivan.
?? 2:30 P. M. court took a recess for
* dinner, not reconvening until 4:15 o'clock.
COLONEL CUTSHAW TESTIFIES.
AVhen court wns called to order at 4:15
o'clock In the afternoon Colonel Cutshaw,
City Engineer, wns put nn the stand by
Mr. Carter. Not over twenty people, in?
cluding ofllclnls, wero in the room. Col?
onel Cutshaw testified that ho was pies
ent when bids for granite spall pavement
were rejected. Tho motion was made by
Mr. King, who regarded the proposals
as rattier lilsh.
Mr. Carter questioned the .witness re
Ifgardlng tho first charges ho heard of
Jj corruption. In r.?p]y lie said that Gas?
tier Informell bini that ho was tired of
paying money to "King and others." Tho
Colonel was emphatic lhat Gassar said
"King and others." At that time tho
contractor said ho owed King money for
? recent contract. Later, at an investi?
gation of the charge by the Street Com?
mittee, Gasscr refused to reiterate his
original statement, while Gude and AVeln
brunn denied thnt thero had been any
bribery. Mr, Richardson brought out
that nt a subsequent meeting of thn
..committee .?."ontriicts for granite spall
"pavement-wem-lt-t'at a prlco a trifle high?
er than the ligure oriRlnally objected to
Using a record of the minutes of the
committee meeting, when the charge of
corruption was first made public, as a
reminder, tlie Commonwealth's Attornev
attempted lo upset the first statement o"f
the City Engineer In regard to Gasser
- saying "King nnd others." Tbe minutes
In que-stlon do not show Colonel Cutshaw
to have? report?e! io thn Stroet Committee
that Gasser said "King and others."
Colonel Cutshaw wns excused and Mr.
Varney E. Myers, tbe merchant tailor,
railed. He testified that nn Juno 10th
King gave him a rheok fe-r ?75 for a suit
nf clothes and a p;itr of t-'?.nts. lho former
?amounting to ?60 and ?? latter being
?worth. ?IB. June intli is the. dite upon
X>hlrh King is alloKcd lo havo banked
IMO, a part of which was, 1t Is alloge-o,
received from ? r?,rrupt source, Mr'
Myers wns eicciise.el ?nel Assistant Cltv
"Engineer Tallaferro wns called.
Mr. Meredith took the witness in hand
?attempting lo rebut certnln of tho testi
fmony of Gasser, who claims to havo spo.
l??-n to no one other than Colonel ("ut
The wltnf*?s was poHltlvi? thnt Gasser
ipnke to him o? the corruption, naming
fix mf-n besides King, Who were crooked.
One of th?-ni wus dead, according to Gas?
per's ufHtr-nicnt Invariably Casser spoke
Of "ihey." saying (hai Richmond was
quit?- us corrupt as other cities,
Mr. Richardson showed thai the wlt
tiess had had a oon vers?t ton with Weln
brunn about th<? *am?? mutier und muy
have confused this talk with the one he
hold with Gassar;
"Weliil.riinn," i-ald Die witness, "call-rl
St th?? off 1er* the tlriv nftPr a moetlng of
the Street Committee, io learn about the
letting of certain contracts. When li?
learned they had nil been rejected, Wein
l.rmin said: That man King and other
pouncllmen unni inoro money,' "
Cashier mil. 'if the American Bank,
was celled. Ha said on May mil, tlio
bank had put to King's credi! 1350 fora
noto Blgned by ?, O'Sulllvsn and en?
dorsed hy King, it waa .-? sixty-day note.
This evidence wee new ?n?l seemed to
Impress the Jury ?as one of the members
oshf-d a question about It,
Mr. Hill waa excuse?-.. Mr, lilchardsnn
announced the cas? closed, and tha at?
torney retired with Judge Ingram, tho
instructions being argued and prepared,
?While this was going on there waa a re
pees of fiitfi'ii minutes. Blowly and care,
'fully Judge Intra m reud the lustri.? lions
to the Jury and argument u'.-ui about In be
Will be loused to Ita tiatural dulie ?
?rid your bllioutut-ss, lir-adsrhe ani
constipation be cured u you lut-i
?cudbs un atnaueUi, .'????a?*
Stop That Boy
The noxt, time yon spy a
jauntily dressed boy, stop him.
Ask and you will doubtless find
the shirt-waist lie wears has a
"Mothers' Friend" label in?
You reallj* can't mistake the
air of swaggerness it gives to
a bo y.
Patterns tho newest nnd nob?
biest; all tho little charms and
graces of cut that add so much
to a boy's appearance.
No wonder the "rising gen?
eration " steps out? with a man?
lier stride after having paid a
visit this woek to our Bojs'
Prices are our little surprise.
For instance :
Broken lots of 50c and 75c
Waists are 35c.
A sale of 53-50 and $4.00
Suits at S2.50.
Wash Suits, 95c
undertaken, when Mr. Hill called Mr.
Richardson out for a. minute.
As a result, Mr. Hill was again put on
tlio stand. Ho hod been to tho bank dur?
ing the brief recess nnd satisfied himself
as to tlio ?;i50 note, ot which ho had tes?
tified. Sir. Hill swore positively that the
note was signed by D. O'Sullivan and
that King was the only endorser.
Mr. Hill wos excused and Mr. Richard?
son opened for tho Commonwealth. With
only a row preliminary remarks the at?
torney proceeded to argue tbo instruc?
tions. He laid particular stress upon that
clause of the instructions, saying that the
Jury should find tho accused guilty, If
they wero satisfied that King accepted
a promise from oithcr of tho three con?
tractors, oven though ho did not get a
cent of money, and despite that In ac?
cepting the promise he was artlng for the
best Interest ot the city.
Sir. Richardson said that ho was frank
to admit that ho believed King hnd ac?
complices In the Council, "and," he add?
ed, "King could tell who they were, If
Ho said it came with bad grace to
plead for King's acquittal because there
were others who had escaped detection.
?3t? ? Commonwealth's Attorney con?
tinued by condemning the "paving pool
or combine," saying that he now KNOWS
Of a SIMILAR COMBINE, IN WHICH
ARE INTERESTED a former member of
the Street Committee and a present
Mr. Richardson then took the testi?
mony of each witness, piece by piece,
reviewing and arguing each point with
much force and ability.
Judge Rlcha'rdson spoke for an hour,
closing at 6:60 o'clock. His argument
was closely followed by all of tho Jurors,
holding their attention all of the time.
Sir. Meredith opened for the defense.
He. sopke for one hour and ten minutes.
During his Bpeech, which was brilliant
and eloquent, Mr. Meredith paid partic?
ular attention to tlie testimony of Glide,
Gasser nnd Wcinbrunn, whom h* char?
acterized ns falso swearPrs and self-con?
victed perjurers. He nrgu-id their evi?
dence loo unworthy on which to cowtct
o yellow dog.
The speaker showed, from his stand?
point how plausible and natural It was
for tlie threo contractors to accuse King
It was up to tho Jury, sold he, to de?
cide between tho statements of Gude.
At the conclusion of Mr. Meredith's or
RumCnts at 8:05 o'clock, Judgo Ingram
adjourned court for ono hour, and the
Jury was taken to Ford's Hotel for sup
Mr. Carter began his argument at 9:Co
o'clock, at first taking up that part of tho
Instructions relating to doubt as to the
guilt of the accused, in thn event it should
exist in the minds of the Jurors. Ho
argued that the conflict of testimony
waa ?sufficient to arouse ? reasonable
douht. I-'.ach of tho important witnesses,
thom-ht he, wero accomplices, nnd tholr
testimony should be regarded with cau?
tion. The whole course of business of
Gasser, Ondo and Welnbrun for years
had been a living lie that they might
Mr. Carter finished his speech at M^.OS
o'clock, having dellverr?:! nn nrgur
abounding lh.eloquence and f??rce. Ho
played inre ability; nnd mnde un imp
?ion upon all of ?ils hearers.
Mr, Richardson arose immediately to
reply for tho Commonwealth, lin ad?
mit tVrl the seriousness of tha offense, but
Impressi'd the Jury that they were not
to hn blamed for doing their duty. lie
asked that tho Jurors be not deterred
from their duly ? h rough sympathy. He
snld an nfrnilttal In face ?G such evi?
dence? would amount tn ? guarantee to
public officials of Immunity from con
vlction. and encourage the heinous crime
against society of bribery,
in reply io ine plea of Mr, Carter as to
King'* beine r? l>'?or, a. really poor man,
Mr. TU?? h arti son said he, loo. hnd been Im?
pressed hy Un- poveriy. especially In view
of tho fact lhat "poor Kin*.;" wns de
fendfl hv two of the ablest and hlgii
ettl pi Iced lawyers In Virginia.
Me isrs, Meredith nnd carter Interrupt?
ed the speaker, cialmjng ho was trying
i? testify. Mr. Itlclmrflron appealed to
tin? Jury not to take nolle?? of the. In
lerru?-tlqna of the nttorni-VR for tha de?
form?, which so.;inlti**l> were made for
Hi?? purpose of tiisiraeiinir attention,
There was another Interrimi Ion. nnd
Mr. Richardson again appealed in Hie
Jury not to bo divertivi by the flro from
Ihr? f.llior fide.
The speaker ilten turned ?Mention lo
the luci? of motive of nude. Gassar and
Welnbrun for testifying faiaejy, ns In?
llmated hy the defense,
At 13:30 Q'rlocli Mr. Richardson con?
ci il?',! and IhO rase was Hnbinlttod In
iln- ? ivy, The twelve men retired to their
??nom, escorted bv Deputv City Sergeants
Milco. Macon and l'ut Rnwis. The ver?
dict canif: a llllle luit-r.
hit Ar.-oj.'Uted Pre?)
WASHINGTON. "? ''?. May -"?.-Rain
a^iiln ????,?????|,??-? piny i?,-<lay In the
??inii noni lawn tennis tournament, in the
men's ttinijloe Ihe chief event? wero the
\ .?. ?,"?? "f Frank G'eoghegun over 11. A.
Agelante. Of Norfolk, ? il; ?-2? ?-2. and J.
A. I>uvldson'.s defeat of p. II. S. Cake,
??G; 6-2: Ge-oxbcgHii, and I'nvkbon proba?
bly uill play In Hie tinniti.
l? th?? v."me nn i-Iiii-Um. Mirs J-.tlzt? l-<-th
Bjooro boaj m|h? M. u. Bewail, fJ?J? t -'?
?,'. ?. ?.: ???,??, , 1.': ? ? j. ? > I r. u of the I'liiled
Hiut'-i-, played oni eel in an exhibition
match with J. c Davidson, champion of"
?..?. ot?ti "' Lamed won th? net ??*1 and
wae I ? i:, il.i- . e. i'ii? . t?L when ram
THE DAY ON
Giants Beat Chicago and Tako
Top of Column.
CINCINNATI LOSES GAME
Phillies Beat Them and Move One from
Bottom, Exchanging Places With
St. Louis, Which Lost to Brook?
lyn?-Plttsb'g Downs Boston
Brooklyn 5, 8t Louts 4.
Philadelphia G, Cincinnati 8.
Chicago 7, Now York 1,
Pittsburg 7 Boston 6.
No games scheduled for to-day.
Standing of tho Clubs.
Won. Lost. P.C.
New York .-3 JO .697
Chicago .28 U .695
Pittsburg . '? 16 .Bili
Brooklyn .IB IT .6,8
Cincinnati . 17 18 ,4W
Boston .-.IB li .469
Philadelphia .10 24 .?4
SL Louis.10 27 .2,0
At Philadelphia: Th? home team bunch,
ed tholr hits to-day ?and won from Cin?
Score: R. ?. B.
Cincinnati .? 0001 0 00 0-3 ? 1
Philadelphia .08000003?-? 12 1
Batteries: Phillips, Poolo and Borgen;
Duggleby and Zimmer. Time, 1:40. Um?
pire, O'Day. Attendance, 705.
At New Tork: Chicago won from New
York to-day. Tho visitors bunched their
hits oXt Luther Taylor and fielded per?
Score: R. II. B.
Chicago .04010020 0?7 11 0
Now York .000000010?1 6 2
Batterle?: J. Taylor and Kling; L. Tny
lon. Miller nnd Warner. Timo, 1:40. Um?
pire, Emslie. Attendanoo, 8,000.
At Boston: No game in Boston for sev?
eral seasons attracted so much attention
as that in which Pittsburg defeated Bos- |
Score: R.H. B.
Boston .?00200011?? 8 1
Pittsburg .000004 030?7 13 1
Batteries: Platt and Kltrldge; Dohony
and Phelps. Time, 1:51. Umpire, John
stone. Attendance, 361.
At Brooklyn: The third game of tho
series between Brooklyn and St. Louli
was stubbornly contested and resulted In
a victory for tho locals.
?Score : R. ?. E.
8t, Louis .012100000?4 ? 0
Brooklyn .00020201**-d 12 3
Batteries: Sanders and "Weaver; Evans,
Ahenrn and Ritter. Time, 2:18. umpires,
Moran and Halllday. Attendance, 1,500.
. GAMES YESTERDAY
Boston 5, Washington 4.
New York 5, Philadelphia 2.
St. Louis 7, Detroit 2.
Cleveland-Chicago (rain), _/
Schedule for To-Day.
New York at Philadelphia,
St. Louis at Detroit.
Standing ofthe Clubs.
Won. Lost. P.C.
Chicago .,.18 12 .605
Dotrolt .;..17 14 .518
Philadelphia .17 IG .Bill
Boston.16 15 .516
St. Louis .14 14 .BOD
Cleveland .14 14 .600
Now York .14 16 .467
Washington . 10 20 .833
At Detroit: Dotrolt lost the game In
the first Inning by somo of tho most
headless fielding ever seen on a local
Score : R. ?, K.
Dotrolt .000000110?2 9 3
St. Louis .200001108?7 7 l
Batteries: Eason and Buelow; Donahue
and Sudgen. Time, 1:40. Umpires, Has?
set and Carruthers. Attendnace, 3,645.
At Philadelphia: The champions wero
defeated by New York to-day, principally
through the good pitching of Chosbro.
Score; R. II. E.
New York.1O3100OO0-5 11 ?
Philadelphia .10000 10 00?2 5 5
Batteries: Cheshro and O'Connor; Plank,
Henley, Powers and Schreckengost, Timo,
1:45, Umplro, Sheridan. Attendance,
At Boston: Freeman's three-bagger and
LaCliance's fly to Ryan gave Boston tbo
winning run In to-day'8 gamo with Wash?
Score: R. II. 13.
Boston .010021 01--5 11 1
Washington .101001010??. 8 3
Batteries*. Winter and Crigor; Wilson
and Clark. Time, 1:87. Umpire, O'Lough
lln. Attendance, 789.
At Birmingham: Now Orleans was un?
able to hit at opportune times to-day and
was defeated In it game abounding In
pretty fielding. The fouturo of the game
waa the heavy hitting of O'Brien, of Bir?
licore : R. H. 15.
Birmingham .10201 000 ??1 10 8
New Orlen ?? .??0200??0?8 ? 1
Batteries! Keenan and Brown; Adama
At Atlnnta: Bhrovoport took the first
game of the series from the locals to-dny
by ? score of R to l'J. Tbo victory of the
visitors was duo to steady and opportune
Score: R. H. 13.
Atlanta.OlOOOOlOfl?6 10 il
Bbreveport .002310160?12 17 1
Batteries; YVeyhlng. Moros and Ken?
nedy; Fisher and Graffimi.
Deal the ?rtllloryrner?.
iSf.ecui to Tbo Tlfofi.DUp?teh.1
NEWPORT NKWS, VA.. May 2?.-The
local Tri-City League base-ball team do
fented ilio Artillery School team horn to
dny by a score of 0 to 3.
Score: R. II. 13.
?Newport News. 0 10 4
Artillery .5ci.or,i. a s ?
Racing at Chicago.,
illy Abi.u-laleel 1're-nn.)
CHICAGO., ILL., May 'J?.?Results at
Hist rare?one mile?Lord Melbourne (7
to n firm. Prodigal .?f,ri (?d tu 1) second,
Ululi Chancellor p to M third. Timo, i?50,
Hee",r,d race?five furkmK.i?-Sltilful (?J to
D first, Heim Or?n onde io tu li m-coud,
Lucien Appleby ? to 1) third. Time,
1 ?OS 3-5.
TliIrd race?mile and ?in ?dglitli?Jor?
dan (7 to 1) first, Hulling Boor (13 to 5)
?second. John Mi.<iuik (II to 101 third.
Time, 8:91 1-5.
G??????? nice?four and u half furlongs?
Hiisio Christian <4fl to. ') first, l*iay Bull
IS, to li ?eeond, Katie I'ejweiu 115 to 1)
third. Time. :B8 '?-b.
l'itili race?Ulti? anil 11 Mlxtoenth?Mfirnni
IS to 11 HrHt. Omdurtnaii (fi to :,? second,
(InKlaga (12 to 1) third. Timo. 1 :(,?.
Sixth rae.-e?six furlongH-Sunlir.e (3 to
6) flrht. Mr. Dindio (7 tu li second, Caii
yon (6 to 1) third. Time, 1:02.
ell?? A-aO?Jittd ihiti
? IN? INNATI, (? , Muy ???h.?Renults al
First ?a'-e-iU ?urlcui?fe-Ccouec pj lu
1) first.. Vogue a? to (?> second. Sweet
Chnrlty (85 to 1) third. Tlm?N 1..S?
-Second race-five furl-mg.-j-Sllv? Thle
tle (18 to B) firth I .aura Ireland (12 to
1) second. Princess Lucile (10 to 1) third.
Timo, 1:04. ? .
Third race?mile?Bernnye (3 to 1) first,
Cohiben (6 to 1) (.erond, Bescrvatlon (8 to
1) third. Time. 1:43 1-2. ,
Fourth race?Harold stakes, two-year
olds, fivo furlongs?I,nnsdnlo (4 to B)
first, Marshal Nr-v (? to I) eecond, Paris
(4 to to third. Time, 1:02 3-4.
Fifth race?mile nnd flity yards-Frank
Mo. (S to 1) first, North Wind (20 to 1)
aecoiid. Wolch Girl (4 to 1) third. Timo,
Sixth race?six and a half furlongs?Lit?
tle Duchess II. (p fn 1) first, Frivol (IB
to 1) second, Harlem Lane (8 to 1) third.
Time. 1:22 1-2.
PINE HILL HUNT
Spring Meet Held at Front Royal?Re?
sults of Events.
(Special to The Tlnies-nispatch.)
FRONT ROYAL, May 2S.-The pprlnfr
mcot of the Pino Hunt Club wns hold
hero to-day. The weather was Ideal and
a Inrgo crowd was In attendance. The re?
sults of tho various contests follow:
Point-to-point race-Charles O'Mnlloy,
owned by J. D. Hall. Jr.. first; Captain
Frank, owned by W. P. King, close sec?
Sporting- tandem, J. T. Lindsay, first;
A. L. Warthon, second.
Roadsters?J. T. Lindsay, first; W, P,
Croon hunters?Wllllnm P. Randolph,
first; A. I*. Warthon, second.
Hunters-?J. JD. Hall, Jr., first? J. T.
Flat race?Billy ? and Lady H., flrnt
and second, both owned by Byrd Fletch?
Park saddlers?A. L. Warthen, first; W.
P. King, seoond.
To-night the club gave a banquet to
their friends and tbo landowners over
whose lands tlioy hunt.
(Ry Associated Props.)
LIVERPOOL, May 2S.-Following are
tbo weolcly cotton statistics; Total sales
o? all kinds, 21,000 bales; total sales
American, 17,000; English spinners' tak?
ings, fO.000; total export, 9,000: import of
all kinds, 44,000; import American, 41,000;
stock of nil kinds, 635,(0); atock American,
B41.000! quantity alloat, all kinds. ?-?,???;
quantity alloat. American, 39.000; total
sales on speculation, 700; total sales to
exporters, 600 bales.
,?? t ,
HE MAY DIE FROM
EFFECT OF BLOW
(By Associated Press.)
SAVANNAH, OA., May 28.?Jim Jef?
fords, of Ban Francisco, and George
for a twenty-round contest before the
fo ra. twenty-round contest before the
Savannah Athletic Club to-night. In the
third round IFeeley went down under a.
left to the Jaw and took a oount of six.
As bo came up groggy, Jeffords sent
another to the ldontlt-al spot and Feoley
was counted out.
At 11 P. M., an hour aftor the conclu?
sion 'of the contest, Foeloy was still un?
conscious, notwithstanding Ute efforts
of his soconds and two physicians to re?
vive him. Half an hour after he was
knocked out a subcutaneous Injection of
nitro-glycorine was administered without
restoring consciousness. A physician said
Feeley's heart was acting all right, but
that he was suffering from concussion.
AT BIJOU THEATRE
Many Prominent Citizens to
Express Sentiment Against
Massacre of the Jews.
Many prominent citizens will tako part
In the mass-meeting to bo held at tho
Bijou Theatre Sunday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock. Including Governor Montague
and Mayor Taylor. The purpose of the
meeting ls to express sentiment In re?
gard to tho massacre of Jews In Russia.
The meeting will bo called to order by
Mayor Taylor, and 'Mr. Henry S. Hutzlor
will preside. Mr. Isaac Held -will act as
secretary, and addresses will bo made
by Governor Montague and Dr. E. N.
Caliseli. Tho ministers of the city are
Invited to take part and occupy seats on
tlio stage. Lnelies are invited to occupy
seats in the auditorium. The vice-presi?
dents of tlie mooting embrace the follow?
ing well-known citizens; Messrs. Julius
Straus. Judge Samuel B. Witt, John M.
Higglns. Charles Hutzier. Judge Daniel
Grlnnan, AVllllam M. Turpin, S. L.
Bloomberg, L, ?.. Morris, Charles H.
Phillips, M. E. Marcuse, Judge George
L. Christian, James N. Boyd, T. Archi;
bald Cary, P. Whltlock, Judge Edmund
Waddlll, Jr., John Garland Pollard, M.
Spiegel, Joseph L. Levy, Judge B, R.
Wellford, J. H. Johnson, Marx Gunst,
Ralph Low, N. Cohen. Judge Bov. T.
Crump, Dr. Moses D. Hogo, Jr., H. Breit?
eten, A. Gellman, Dr. H. IT. Levy, Dr.
Oeorge Ross, William H. Zimmermann,
John A. Curtis. L. Dettclbaoh. H. R.
lllnswnnger, A, von N. Rosen<egk, Isaac
Cohen, Jo.e-enh Weinstein, J. Thompson
Brown, B. Vf. Fleishman. E. Raab, Gen?
eral ?. L. Phillips, John B. Purcell, Loon
Wallersteln, Moses Thalhlmer. John Mur?
phy, Judge I.. L. Lewis and Otway S.
NORFOLK & WESTERN RY.
SPECIAL FAST VE8TIBULED TRAIN
leavf-? Rlohmond (Hyrd-bue-et stateon)
EVERY SUNDAY at S:80 A. M., Peters
blllg 0:05, un Ivo Norfolk 11 ?. M., with
tlliougli coliche? to Virginia Bt*>ch. and
connecting ut Norfolk with SPECIAL
CAIVj for Ocean View. lUlumluy, leiivi
Oceun View a p. m.. Cape ?.?nry ? ?d,
Virginia Beaoh 0:30, Norfolk 7:U.. arriv?
ine: Richmond 10 I . M. THREE (8)
HOURS loi.ini- at Virginia Beach than
any other route,
QUICKEST & ONLY ALL-RAIL ROUTE.
NO CHANGE OF CARS BETWEEN
RICHMOND, NORFOLK ?t VA. BEAOH.
?. T. ADAMS, MANAGER.
WANTS TO AMEND
MANN LIQUOR LAW
Hon. J. N. Sebrell. Jr.. Will
Offer Measure at Fall Ses?
sion of Legislature.
Hon. John N. Sebrell, Jr., member of
the House of Delegates from Southamp?
ton county, la In the city, and he an?
nounces that, at tho fall sesnlon of the
Legislature he will offer a measure ma?
terially modifying the Mann liquor bill.
It will be recalled that Mr. Sebrell
offered ? substitute for the Mann bill
when the latter was passed, and the
one ho proposes now le a compromiso
between tho two. Ho proposes to allow
tho Mnnn bill to remain operativo as at
present, except that upon petition of
ono-third of the citizens of any magiste?
rial district the court shall order an elec?
tion on tho question of whether or not
liquor shall bo sold.
If tho county shall ho wet, then tho
person desiring llconso shall proceed to
apply as under tho present law. If
license shall bo granted, liquor shall only
be sold In scaled packages, ranging In
quantity from ono-half pint to four gal?
lone, not to bo drunk where Bold. Tho
hours are fixed at from sunrise to sunset,
and upon each package thero aliali bo af?
fixed Stato revenue stamps at tho rato
of ono cent per ono-hnlf pint. Tf at the
election tho resinit shall be "dry," tho
Mnnn bill continues to apply.
Mr. Sebrell .announce.?! that he will not
stand for re-oioctton to tho House, owing
to pressing business engagements.
TO BE CELEBRATED
Memorial Day will be observed to-mor?
row with ImprcRBlvo exercises held In the
afternoon tn Hollywood Cemetery under
the auspices of tho Hollywood Memorial
During tho morning many of tho people
of Blchmond will visit tho comotory and
decoukto the pinco with (lowers. In tho
afternoon at 4:15 o'clock tho parade w!h
form at Fifth and Franklin Streets, un?
der General A. L. Phillips and will march
to Hollywood. Persons desiring Eoats In
carriages are requested to send their
names to Mrs. S. C. Townes, No, BOS
East Franklin Street. Th? usual pro?
gramme of exercises will bo carried out
at the cemetery. The orator will be Gen?
eral Robert White, of Wheeling, W. Va.
To-morrow will also bo Decoration Day,
a national holiday. Tho public ?nices and
the banka will bo closed.
TRIED SUICIDE BY
(Epeclal to Tlio Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA?, May 2S.?D. S. Rice,
twenty-eight years old, ot Hamlet, N. C?,
attempted* suicide here to-night, and al?
though not dead, the authorities say ho
Ha was found unconscious In on alley
In Hill Streot and taken to St. Vlncont'a
Hospital, whero he was examined by Dr.
Spcighta, who said the man had taken
morphine. In his pockota was found
forty-five cents, a letter from the sheriff
of Rochester, N. Y., a mlleago book over
the Seaboard Air Line, a bottle labeled
"Bromo Seltzer." and several other trink?
At this writing he Is etili unconscious
nnd not expected to live but a few hours.
He was well dressed, and from his ap?
pearance seems to have been a drummer.
HE BRINGS SUIT
(By Associated Press.)
IJAKB MOHONIC, N. Y.. May M.-To
day'a session of the Conference on Inter?
national Arbitration waa opened with an
address by Dr. Lvmnn Abbot, of New
York, who declared that arbitration was
not tho solvent of all dlfllculties. The
right of tho freemen to labor was ono
of tho things that could not bo arbi?
trated, ho asserted, and tho Monroe doc?
trine was another.
William T. Penflold, counsel for tho
United States In the trial of tho Plus
cases at Tho Hague, said:
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Fruit Stand Set Afire.
The fruit-stand of Charles Livingston,
corner Ninth and Cary Street, was ?light?
ly damaged by fire this morning at 12:30
o'clock. The loss, however, will not
amount to more than J50, and It is said
tho business will be conducted without
loss from this source.
The origin f the fire is a myetery, and
tho pollco nre of tho opinion tho placo
was aot on flro. Just as tho smoke wns
discovered Issuing from the house, a
rnllroad conductor saw an unknown man
dart from the doorway and rush up tho
Tommy Feltz Won.
(By Associated Press.)
BT. LOUIS, MO., May 28.?Tommy Foltz,
of Bavannah. On., got tho decision over
Tommy Sulllvnn, of Brooklyn, In tho
eleventh round beforo the West-End
Club hero to-night. Sullivan struck Folu
very low three timoa during tho fight.
Felti was given tho doclslon In tho
fourth round, the second timo that ho
had been hit low. hut declined It, nnd
the light went on to the eleventh round
when Sullivan repeated tho foul. Feltz
hnd to bo [insisted to his corner.
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Terry Is to Fight Atleti
(By Associated Press.)
BUFFALO N. Y., May 2S.-Terry Mc
Govern nnd Abe Attel) have been rematoh
od to fight twenty rounds at Fort Erie
on June lBth.
Street-Car Situation. There?
fore. Is Unchanged.
The Btreet-car situation remains un?
changed. The men havo not heard any?
thing from Genernl Manager Huff and
very likely they will not for the present,
ho having already answered tholr first
communication to him, and tholr socond,
while being a reply to matters contained
In hla statement, wns addressed to the
Tbo tlme-llnilt is next Monday, June 1st.
One of the atrnet car men, of the rank
and lile, whs a eked, lust night If the men
would stunt! by iho Executive Board In
any case. His reply was thnt thoy cer?
tainly would. The men believe honestly
In the justice of their position and the
company la equally sincere. Tho men are
willing for a compromise, having every?
thing lo grilli mid nothing to looe. If the
request for highor wages le arbitrated the
cost of operating the lines will almost
certainly bo Increased. Tho company has
everything to lose and no.hing to gain
by arbitration.' And Mr. Huff saya tbo
company cannot afford to pay lt3 m?n
inoro at present.
As for public sentiment, !t Is cut asun?
der. Somo criticise the appeal of the
street-cur men 'bitterly? while others up?
Temple & Co. Temple ? Co,
Beautiful Val. Laces
French and German Makes.
Wo havo never shown a broader or more
comprehensive line of Valenciennes Laces, nor
have the patterns over been so uniformly artistic
and attractive as these of to-day.
The gathering has been much augmented by
the recent arrival of extensive import ?orders, so
that for newness of designs and for excellence of
varioty tho collection we present is practically
French Valenciennes Edges, 1-2 to ? inch widths,
. 3c a yard to 50c.
Gorman Valenciennes Edges, 1-2 to 8 inoh widths,
IOc a yard to 75c.
French Valenciennes Insertions, 1-2 to 2 1-2 .
inch widths, 3c a yard to SOc.
Gorman Valenciennes Insertions, 1-2 to 2 inch
widths, 8 I-3c a yard to 50c.
French Valenciennes Edges and Insertions,
matched p.'ttterns, from half an inch to 6 inch widths,
at IOc a yard to JSI.25.
Plat and Point do Paris Valenciennes Laces and
Insertions, from 11-2 to 9 inch widths, at 6 I-4c a
yard to 50c.
A Splendid Opportunity in
These are ribbons you would bo glnd to have
at regular prices, because they are sorts that are
always useful. Nothing freakish or extreme, just
the proper, plain light ribbons of to-day. Only a
few too many of them.
In popular sash widths, neck and hair widths. Tho
shades are all right, light ?and dark colorings.
Taffeta Ribbons, ?all-silk No. SO, any shade, white
and black, an exceptional value at 15c, on sale to-day
Louisine Taffeta, high lustres, 7 inches wide, light
and dark shades, were 50. 65 and 85c a yard, to-day
the price is 38c.
Striped and Figured Ribbons, colors and black
and white, 5 and 6 inch widths, were 50 to 75c, now 19c.
Store closes Memorial Day, Saturday, at 1 P. M,
Fourqurean, Temple & Co.
429 East Broad and Annex.
WANTED TO SWAP
MULE FOR A HORSE
Mr. Sheppard, the Artist, was
Accidentally Passing and
Put Characters on Canvas
Among the many meritorious pictures on
exhibition by the Richmond Art Club are
three by the talented artist, Mr. W. L.
Shoppard, of this city.
Mr. Sheppard's portrait of Hon. John
Goode, president of the Constitutional
Convention, has been frequently mention?
ed and warmly praised by a-rr.
Two other pictures by Mr. Sheppard
are equally meritorious. One Is a land?
scape in which tho artist has portrayed
a hillside. Tho other Is exceedingly real?
istic and has tho added oharm of being
a reproduction of a Richmond, occurrence.
Mr. Sheppard's residence Is at No. 13
West Grace Btreet Not far away, across
Broad Street and up Brook Avenue a few
steps, is a stable where countrymen
leave their horsoa for the night. On one
occasion Mr. Sheppard was passing the
stable yard and aaw a man frying to
trade a mule for a horse, nnd the acene
struck him so forcibly that he has pre?
served It on an oxcellent pleco of can?
vas. This, as well as the other pictures.
Is for sale.
TOO MUCH MOTHER-IN-LAW
DIVORCE SUIT TO FOLLOW
(Sperisi to The TilTie?-Dlsp*itr)|,)
BOSTON, MA6?., Mny ?S.~Mrs. ?. ?.
Brown noe Phoebe Dunning, of Norfolk,
Va? formerly a comic opera actress a nil
now wlfo ot ?. A. Brown, a millionaire
broker, clubman and noted whip, Is about
to start suit for divorce on statutory
Tho plaintiff, a handsome woman of
thirty, has returned to tho stago and Is
now a bridesmaid In a "Chinese Honey?
moon Company." Hor mother now lives
In Norfolk. Her first stage experience waa
with the "Babea In the Wooda," when
aho met Brown socially. Thoy wero mar?
ried secretly after six montila courtship.
Brown's mother was furious when ehe
heard of tho marriage, and his wife eaya
that "It was a case ?G too much mother
In-law from the Aral."
They Have Been Called to Meet Here
the llth of June.
The Republican Stato Central and Ex?
ecutive Committees have boeh called by
Hiato Chairman Park Agnow to meet in
this cltv on June 11 at Murphy's Hotel.
The object of the meeting ns given out
is to settle the dispute as to tlio chair?
manship ofthe party In Richmond. There
are rival organizations here, ono headed
by ?. M. Williams und the other by Mr.
hilen. Mr. . ISUett is backed hy Mar?
shal Treat and the other Federal offi?
cials here, while Mr. Williams is the
.?liulrman elected hy the onta.
This Is given out na Iho occasion of
the meeting of tho committee, but it is
believed that moro Importuni business
will come up. Just on the eve of tho
legislativo election, It Is believed that tho
committee will consider some plan of
making nominations for the General As?
sembly in every district where thero
SOems to be a chance of clot-ting their
ACTRESS WIFE GETS
DIVORCE FROM HUSBAND
(By Associated Press, ?
LONDON, May 28.-Ellis Jeffreys, the
actress, has been granted a divorce from
tho Hon. F..G. Curson, on the grounls
of brutal treatment and mlaconduct. Cur
?son la a son of the late Lord Howe.
BREIF VIRGINIA ITEMS.
(Special to Tlie nmes-Dlipatch,)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., May ?S.-Be?
cause the United States Shipping Com?
pany refused to discharge Robert Curry,
a white stevedoro, -who shot at a negro
named Cheek several days ago. one hun?
dred and twenty negro longshoremen em?
ployed by tho above company nnd Fur
noss. Withy & Co., refused to go to work
this morning. The white longshoremen in
tho employ of tho companies were at or.ce
put In the negroes' pla'ces, and handling of
ships ls going on aa usual.
The negroes declare that they will not
go to work until Curry is discharged, and
tho white men will not work without him.
ROANOKE, VA., May 28.-Mr. Claude
Moore, assistant City Engineer, lias re?
signed to accept the position of claim
agent of tho Norfolk and Western.
Mr. W. II. Payno Uns been appointed
chief clerk of Superintendent Johnson to
succeed Mr. Hubert. Elliott, who has re?
signed to go Into the Insurance business.
LEESBUnG. VA., May SS.-The Horse
Show entries closed on Uio 25th. The num?
ber of entries in each class far exceed
that of past years. In one of the classes
there are thirty entries. Ono exhibitor
entered over forty horsos.
NORFOLK, VA., Mny 2S.-Oftlcers of
tho French cruiser Tage, at anchor lu
Hampton Rouds, called upon Admiral
Harrington at tho navy-yard to-duy.
They were Cnptaln Oliver, chlof of staff
of the Atlantic division of the French
fleet, and Captain Lcdmiget, who niter be?
ing received by the Admiral wore shown
over the yard.
Previous to their coming Admiral Har?
rington had visited the French cruiser,
going down on one of the naval tugs.
BRISTOL-, TENN.. May 2X.-Tno City
Council has added $200 to the reward ?l
%'?ff) offered by Sheriff ODell for the re
cuptnro of ex-Pullceinan Grat Walk, of
Bristol, Va., who escaped from Jail to
avoid trial for having ?lain Olllcer Hous?
ton Childress. ,
It Is learned that Walk ls armed for
a lifo and death struggle in the ovont
ho Is overtaken.
STAUNTON, VA., May 28?The stock?
holders of tho new Staunton Natlonnl
Hank organized to-dny. The Board of
Director.??, coinnosed of Ilftcen of tho
wealthiest capitalist? nnd business men
of this city nnel county, wpre elected and
Chose ihe following officers: B. Estes
Vaughan, president: William T. McCua,
vlcp-presldont, and Cl. G. Child, cashier.
The bank will be open tfor business ua
soon as the furniture can be gotten ready.
SUFFOLK. VA., May ^.?A commission
of lunacy to-day wus held over Euslla
Uardnor, whito, aued ?3 years, by Justice
F. E. Stalllnge, Dr. W. W. Murray and
Dr. J. E. Rawles. Thoy found that ho
Gardner was a brother to a former post?
master of Suffolk, who committed sui?
cide, nnd ho has another brother who
now Is In the County Almshoueo. Ills
wlfo la dead.
SUFFOLK, VA., May 2?.-Confedernte
.Memorial Day was observed by a parade
of veterans and volunteer militia, headed
by a band, and by prayers in the two
The Suffolk Grays fired volleys ovor a
deceased comrade In cenar ni. -??,iite
1 ?*"""|utlnna of the Daugh?
ters of tho Confederacy, asking that no
graves be flower-strewn save those of
Civil War veterans, the decorations wore
almost aa profuee us usual, though their
pledge was kept by members of the chap
NORFOLK. VA., May 28.-D. S. Rice,
of Hamlet, N, C, was found unconscious
to-nlglit while tho streots were crowded
with people witnessing the parade of the
German sailors. The mnn was removed
to the police headquarters, where the
pliyslelniis pay ho was suffering from the
offects of morphine.
All efforts to restore to consciousness
were futile nnd at a late hour to-night
ho was sinking fast, not having recov?
auction" s?ues~thTs~ day;
By Oliver & Jonos, Auctioneers.
821 West Broad Stroet.
Electric Fans with bhaftlng and Belt?
ing Furniture, Surroy. &c.. at auction.
I will sell at my ?loro. 82-1 West Broad
Street, this day (Friday) at 10:G0, S Good
Electrlo Fans. Shafting and Reltlngs, 1
Good Surrey afid-l Good Buggy, also.?
large lot of Household and Kitchen Fur?
niture too numerous to mention. Sale
positive. GEO. V. OLIVER,