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jl JURY SECURED AT LAST,
foiirt" Pay's Hearing of thc Grymes
BPORTAHT WITNESSES QUESTIONED.
n hr Cleanest, la uimti tm* Jude
Tdkei ? IIhiuI ImIiiim nf
the Hustings Court he.
md tin si
I with it i|fli.'
?a sn th<
?I have been heard, and
: the attention
.. dimond progressed
d of E l '?
more manifest tha
H el v Hi
i ry little al
? d, makin,,
I nga were
>d by the
vn-r to qu
?k had ri
a hy be
. i d upon !?
I Mi ?? Wenzi i.- ?
.? I Hal s th
1 le Cl).
1 than -.ne
re called and
k C] M. Shelton. W.
ird J. War
R. A. Wi]
? ' i .
the tweh i
..al held t:
.lied before n.n the
i. and gavi drd
? :?: He
stringfellow asked Mi. August to
V\ ?;? ? ii er was i exl put upon the
! pai : ?
? I the
: them to Mr.
was han ?
M r. Grymi I di-, and he
, ie by tht*
M. 'I hain
. '' 'i
Mr. Warriner I pa
* * 10 the a _?.:'' .'o' ;>??.. ,i, ol the
Major Stringfellow tin ?
, dd tho bill with exact cha:
. .Vf. Sill.,
cl. and un
.di table ?? for. This
int "f the v. nd, and on
.f the Auditor
I ho held the position of
? I department
. rka bel"; ty of
d ;?.- bills I i" 'li"
I make out gas bills
list in the listing hook.
? ..in over to thi ' actor
Mi hulk and hi them to consumers,
tor's have books in whi h
an the tal I the mab ra, and
?'* thi j ,,>.,, thal book,
n.e. i make ont tbi i ila. "
*? akinatbi kl < -..oittiiied the
niodus oneiandi to the jurv.
: *???" - '. "The bills are <
ln.u rom th* Auditor^ office and are paid i
a the '1 reahurer'a office, and the bills are i
inthedeakbook." j I
air. Shelton turned to the Hath of February, j
?Ml. in tha desk bool and aalat. ??tu i-?
[Thtlhimer'al I ha^re In mi ad tt_f_St_5
^ on the deal book at all " n '""
u> i^!Uo',UlU'U n'il'1 _? "^'mn.-e r*,.nir
,v " daily ncc. mt*
andmaksdaily reports to the Auditor^
Mi sheii.?, ?H,d lhat )h(. , |Bead?.rn
W1I-wera entered ott the I.k. butu5t?S
storebUlwaanol .m the book. "Th,, hand!
writing is M,. Qrymi
"Th. .h.cks in these books are made Lt
I.ka are carried him
evening, and the Auditor then checks
I no amounts from my b,..,k on tin* (desk)
i .. th
nrer or clark ha* nothing to do
with this system of ch.-kin- The Audit-.r
makes a check by writing tue figures of tbs
ou the day on which the bill was paid.
1 " ecka ate mad" b\ tha Auditor if a
pill i- no1 pa;. I the e|te,t , n tie bill.book will
Le that there Will be H., check al the end ..?
the hue. ?nd in tell da vs after t he billa ar* Ben I
oi t I make ? ut a delinquent list, nnd utter it
. tin- Auditor I turn it ..\er t.. tbs
tor. Those name* who do not hara
te alter them are delinquent,
' I .- ? I nullum.t bill of 123 -,r> ia n<>t on [tho
urer's book, bul ia marked paid on 'the
or ni other word-, the date ;is after
r Stringfi ' to the teat*.
objection was overruled t ?
?gurcs 24 in the lull-book-''
"1 beard Mr Grymee aty he made them."
Mr. Shelton said furthsr "On the 2d of
b I was makin" up a delinquent list, and
I noticed tha' the 1 hail liner stored,iii check
figures, bm I
were Mr. Qrymes'. I
. Mi Kn. ? , ruck
e la. t that they wera not Mr. Williams'
Tie therrreported the fact t.. the Auditor
and on the next evening he made ii thorough
rh* next morning Mr. Grymee,
M Childly, came into the
?.tlii'.-, nnd Mr
ted with the bill and thc I,....ks. When
asked about the figure* in
\ were his. and Mr.
Kiiow.es or myaeli suggested that a further
:. be made of the desk booka iu the
1 hud Leen entered.
"V ben we bi gan looking, Mr. (Irvines said:
'There ia no uh- looking, the bill is not on the
Major Stringfellow '> [thttl Mr.
wein his figur.-s- [nde
pendent of his statement do you think they
"To the best "f my knowledge and belief
( 'I would not swear they wera
Mi. Williams' figures precede and sue
I the figure- '21.' "
Tlc : judge inspected th* DO '*-.
and M:. Shelton continued "Yea, I
Mb I iryniea cam* in Mr. Chil?
drey, the Auditor, Mr. Knowles and myaelf.
Vee, all were intimate personal friends. I
ne that first discovered th* figures,
mid as soon as I had done so i went to the in
luded thal the figures
were Mr. I _ to anning ourselves
wit i, ? ? y duty to rep. rt the
io my superior officer, and to m. one
"How many gas bills were paid on February
24th?" asked Major Stringfellow.
mndred and fifteen on that book.**
uauy persons entered receipt* on
three Mr < rrymet, Mr.
"Who mad- tove and below the.
"Mr. Childrey made tbe one above and Mr.
"In whose handwriting is the total of that
"Rather difficult to ?ny. I think one
be Mr. (ir-, ines', and one to lie Mr.
Reynolds', lin* om ip by Mr. Rey
? Hued the Thalhimcr bill."
"i>..| not Mr. Reynolds make thal column?"
Mr. \\ I-.-.
1 Mr. Smith. "He added up."
. that's what I mean. Lon't let us
a hat voil said."
"N. . lid that when ll*
ti I with the books he said 'There is
? clonked jots directly
. ',! . ? Stringfellow.
?u give that evidence in the lower
"N toprx ! .
"The Bi tor thal day." said Mr.
i handwriting ot Mr.
He was hain!- ' and tatt
'.vnting and figure* were Mr.
in answer I Stringfellow,
"I have 'checked' up a gri linc* ] have
. ;.'; the ..J!
lid ko into the Treasurers' of
. nat ion. 1 did
MU. .'. T>. I UM...
Mr. J. I). Craig was next called. He laid:
"I am Deputy treasurer, appointed hythe
surer. 1 have known the prisoner officially
for ovei two years I remember tn occasion
b. J don't remember
the exact date, bul the day of Ins airest Mr.
i ,i \ ? I me on the shoulder and I
? with him to ti - Ile said to
mc: 'There are some lull- checked ni the
Auditor's office and the} are m. figure*. Cap
bildrey tl in ms ofti e
sn-p g, and 1 will resign. I wiil
ler bu- my sa.arv. I
^ - - osli' p.
??I ku hi- res gnatioii
with th.- Mayor and Mr. Childi ey had
li bim. IL- then turned
and -he same time Mr.
ues had a paper in his hands with some,
i it. I .i.d i. t -e.- the figures.
? I am | nilftr with .Mr. Grymee1
Mr. ('ra I thc bill-book and
thc lieu:- i'm]) like Mr.
drynie*' writing, I ut be w- -wear
: his nguri s.
ii nt. No, I
am not very familiar with Mr. Williams' hund
mu. W. r. !
Mr. Knowle-was nev called, and snid "I
am < ms in-i.e.-ior. I have known Mr. Q vims
i lu th.- seend day, of
ii Mr. She'll .n came mt i nu offj -,? ai. I
into the An ..t ir's office, and I
Ibeu saw the list bool ? 24th. I did not
i mn n(?t an expert. lie
? into tue Treasurer's office ami laded to
rind th'' Thalbimer bill entered Ile Mr.
rune i the Auditor, and
lint on the d
list, an.'. I went to Mr, Thalhimcr and
for the bill. I then -tated to
i the receipted bill.
? I ... Mr. i Irymes was brought
? Auditor's office, and Mt. Childrey
?Lu:..rd. h.-re .. receipts signed by
? r says they aro not on the
, aa r.
??j [, ertha books with Mr. (irvines
and we fail< d to bud th.- bill. J then sud we
I - tter niaki anotherai arch and we began
ted the search when Mr.
! ? bill don't seem to be on
its over to
? the ? tb.e.
I ition arith Captain
Childrey, who said it wat a serious <?)
: Mr. Grymet to ma ko an explana?
tion. , .
"Mr. Grymes said the figure! 24' were his
ligur.-. Mr, sh.-.'on was present when I ex
auiined tha bool
Mi:, i -kai*; tx m.ii n.
Mr. Craig w ? I and said "The
rbat is known aa tbe tattle
,1H.,lt ? i the othei settlement-book
with tins ..ne muk" np thefrep irtafor tbe day.
lu,. in the handwriting of afr.
Ids for the 24th.
"Ihe ainoun ,.l the cash for thc 21th had a
? | | bow* an 'order' of 00.44.
"I don't know who employed Mr. Reynolds
DB the 24th- J don't consider myself un ex?
pert in anything**'
"Well, wa \s ll <all yu one," Mid Mr.
"I don't know I don't want any compli
.\o 1 never slw this bill before until this
II the bill !md been entered and cash bad
out in drawer the cash w,?uld be over"
the amount of the bill, when it was
[?omited np at night
? .om tat thiH juncture took a recess un?
lt watt MO o'clock when Judge Aiken as
?endeju the bench at the afternoon session,
ind after tbe jury had answered to their
james Mr. John K. Childrey was caliea. H*
I tm City Treasurer; wet tlsctttd these
year* ago. I know Mr. Grymes. He waa
iderk to BM Treasurer.
Mr. Smith When did it first come to
your knowledge that there were sny discrep.
a.ic..* between the booka of the Auditor sud
'i reaanrer's offlooa?
Mr. Children The fourth of Mandi, sir.
^ OK s?\ it WM March (th ot this vear*
1 H, sir Mr. Knowle* call?d my attention to
When did vu a?k Mr. Crymes shout them?
Mv tirst interview with Mr. <iryraes waa
when im cease into the oneee thu morning
alter tin. investigation. I went into the
Auditor's office, and utter discussing tb?? mat
ter a few momenta, came back and told Mr.
Uiysaaa to take his ga* and water books anti
come into the Auditorl office. He did a...
ami hei four billa were handed me.
One i,,ii. xne Thalhimer bill, ejaculated
[JJf&U Honor plceee,Said Mr. Smith, I
V.011UI like to sny something at this poiut. snd
it ir*, but fair that the jury should be taken out.
Hie jury was taken nut ,,t the room br the
N'Tj-ertnt, and Mr Sinitli said I think'it is
'?nt nu-htthat I should state mv position. I
contend that the defense in this case will
he made on one or the other of these
proposition-. ??!,? mi8Ukes mav )mve
occurred without any criminal intent or done
innocently by the accused, or the dis. repun
ciea are the tanita of otheri than th.-pm.,mr
at th.* bar. If the defense is made ,,n either
ol these propositions I think that the authon
tiesiwill bear me ont that 1 am fi se to show
that there nae been a systematic ooaree of
iriuid and embezzlement, and by so doing
show that the discrepancies did not exiet unin?
tentionally or that anvil.e else had aught to
do with them hut the priaoner at the bsr.
Holding this view.l contend that this evidence
ipporl the charge should be allowed as
part ot the testimony.
THE Jf'DOE srEiKS.
-Judge Aiken aaid It has been held hr the
Supreme Court that in all cases where crimi?
nal intent is shown it is proper and just tn
?how auch acta of the accused as to prove thai
criminal intent existed at the commission of
Major Stringfellow: After an offense is
proved should be time for other cases to be
brought in showing the intent of the prisoner.
This case in not, like s counterfeit coin eas..
that was decided some time ago. Von can
pl IV! that a uiHii lind and pal
counterfeit cnn, hut ron have also to prove
the criminal intent. Thia ia a case that has
not been m law. The statute suiting it was
only passed in ISM. It is not an embezzle
lii.-nt case nor mit a larceny cale. The statute
says there must be a willful appropriation oi
Judge Aiken : I think the jury would have
to assume the act a criminal ono unless testi?
mony was brought in to prove it, and suc]i
should be thc <as-. The object is to throw
light on the fact os to why the crime was
committed, therefore I think other testimony
can he heard. For this reason I think the
word "knowingly'1 wa* put in the statute.
roar krotoht in.
The jury was then brought in and answered
to their names.
Mr. Smith: Mr. Childrev lake these four
Judge Aiken: I><'t mo tee them.
Mr. Smith: Kath one is signed by the
prisoner. Look at the signatures.
Mr. Childrey: They are signed by Mr.
Tim bills were then shown to the jury,
Mr. Smith: Are theee billa entered on the
de-k book.' Look at the book and tell me.
Mr. Childrey: There is no uso looking.
They are not on th" bi -
You have made a careful examination and
say they arc not on the hook?
They are not.
An* they marked paid on the Anditor'a gas
I don't know. sir. I have nothing to do
? be Auditor's bo
"lt .(? nt make any difference what you
nave to do with thenif for they are being ex?
amined outside Doial capacity and
ui general utility man at present."
Mr Childrey coked on the Auditor's hooks
and said "They are marked paid, sir."
,11-el for the defense objected to the tes?
timony, and thc po,ut was reserved for fu?
afr. Smith: Did yon show Mr. Grymes
i did. sir. and told hun to look on his book,
d tbe entries were not there.
I then ooeiic,| th.-Auditor's book, and in
i balhimer case I pul my Anger on the 24.
and he said they were his tu
He then said be w mid -.'ive me an order on
i arv, and also remark.'.I be was in I I
Mr. Grymes said be could noi explain it
and we went into the Trea-iner's ntrice.
There, with Mr. Craig and myself. Mr. Qrymeo
said be was m a hole.
I a^ki'd bim to explain the case, and he
could not explain, only saying he must have
dtted i lie acts when hi was asleep
He and I went to the Mayor's office anti the
r wa- explained f I Mr I llvsein. The
M, ral I it was a st nous matter, and sent
v. 1 he matter was then
: to Mr. Meredith. Mr. (irvines wanted
snd Mr, Meredith said he could not. and
'' 1 lei Spotswood and Captain
The witness is with v.rn, Gentlemen, aaid
CIT l's monty cruSTOOIaa'.
Maior Stringfellow: What bond do you give,
Twenty thousand dollars, sir.
\r>- you not responsible for the Treasurer's
[suppose I am I,im the custodian of the
.?it-, a money, mid pay it ont on warranta
drawn bj I e Auditor.
Major StringfeUow then read the ordinances
to the jury bearing on tbe Treasnrer's office.
When thia was concluded Major Stringfellow,
addressing Mr. (Mi Doyou know
,M: i.- \ mes' handwriting.
I think I ought to be well acquainted with
it, repl ed Mr < 'lo,drey.
Are the figures in that bill Mr. Grymes*?
Thev look Uk. his. I ut I would not swear to
the figure! of anybody.
Vim me the ' u-t...lian of the public funda.
ll m are they kept?
During the day they are kept in the two
drawer*. No, thev wee never locked. Mr.
Reynolds assisted Mr. Grymes, snd with him.
lg Mr. (irvines. SIX ]? i ll 'ess
Suppose he was ont of the office, could not
liv.- persons go into afr. (irvines' drawer?
\ es, air, five persona might have done so.
How many oi you received money and en?
tered it on Mr. (irvines book?
M Grymes, Reynolds and myeelf.
I Jul not one person receive money and Some
one else enter it on the book ?
Ko, sir. I never said so.
It i* a t.c I though, that it was done?
sir. It might have occurred.
Look on that desk honk and tell me how
many persons entered bill-j ou the 24th of
Doyou remember whether your cash was
: short on that day?
Isn't n rather strange that the cash should
have been over.
Mo. sir. the balancing was not anymore
irregular than at banks or any plane where
monev is handled rapidly.
I have Keen ? bank director for twenty-five
,?. ( til it his certainly not bi
case, remarked Major Stringfellow. Can you
show mi tin ? ur tush for the days
p-recexling and succeeding the 24th;'
if I had the book.
I wish voil would gel the book
Mr. Smith Aud get the Greenhow desk
book, too, pl( , , ,
Mr. Wise: >N e don't want the book.
afr. Smith: I don't care what you want.
I'm sending for the book, lin not going to
put in voiir evidence.
Mr. Childrey got the book and stated that
rm the If th the cash was ff) cents short, 17th,
19eentaehort; lath, evan* 19th. eran Li?th,
Pf cents short; 21st. tl. 4 ii short. 28d, fl over;
44 over; 25th 18.28 -hurt.
Major Stringfellow: Bo fn.ni the 13th to the
2Sd. tho cash waa right at night only two
.simm Bim oi i m.
out if you bad to run those booka and
i would be short and over every
Major Stringfellow; Ko question about it
nistaktia are the easiest things in the world
Mr. Smith: Lets argue the cane later. Ma
or. Mr. Childrev, who made the deficiencies
jood to the city?
Mr. (irvines would make them up frequently
it the end of the month?
Young Mr. Reynolds has been alluded to.
iVho employed him in JOBI office?
I did not. He assisted Mr. Grymes. He
vas very competent and I had no objection to
he arrangement. Yea. he bad full access to
he cash drawer.
Did the money paid by Thalhimer, Wat
kins-Cottrell Company, Schafer and Levy
go to tb* city's credit?
No, sir. the city hat never gotten th* money.
If the money was put iu the cash drawer
and lad,.,} t,, \?. entered ,,n the book; if eyery
thing waa conducted rightly, what would be
tbe state of your rash at the end of the day?
1 don't quite understand you?
I am asking a simple question. We are not
criticising yourofti e. but trying Mr. (?ryme*.
"Tb* cash would have been over," said Mr
Ih?. deficit, then, in the cns* of these bills
can bc shown by a comparison of the Bjetteral
cash book and the dosk-brx.k?
Mr. Witt You mean that thees little book*
are the cash-books.' pointing to what a:e
known sa blotters.
Mi Smith Let us teach Mr. Witt some?
thing he don't know. Go in and get the ca*u
Mr. Childrey went out and returned with a
book, snd then explained the 1 oks.
From In* description the blotters were used
for the pur|>o<e of each dav miking a state?
ment as to what th* receipt* were received
for?whether !? r wilier, gas, laosnses, etc
There were two blotters, and the icgregtta of
these ought to agree with tho aggregate of
The Utter aggregate was then put on the
general ca?h-book. and the depo-it mad" on
the next day agreed with tiie general cash?
In answer to o question Mr. Childrey said:
Mr. Grimes ma.lo up tho deposits for the
bank eacli morning. As to the blotter-, we
never paid any a'tentu.ii to them, otherwise
than us a common blotter. I neverCOIiaidered
them rc ords. 'I h.* entry on the general cash
booka was usual1'.- made by Mr. (Irvines, and
he als,, mad.' ont the deposit blanks.
I Md Mr. (Irvin S alway* make Ins retorts to
the Au lltor correctly?
He did. sir. Yes, sir. it was his duty to
merge the blotter aceounta and make the ad?
ditions hs regard th- desk books.
Mr. Wine. Yon '-all those little books blot?
ters, then. I don't care what you call them,
but what were they kept for?
One shows Mr. Greenhow'* settlement and
one Mr. Qrymes'. The amounts represent
the moue-, received. Ye*, they are in Mr.
L' rnolds1 handwriting. Yes. Mr. (irvines on
tba 24th had 16.24 over.
Tins excess was not explained at the trial
yesterday, but it is probable that it was
caused by money being taken in for some
bill and th* bill not entered on the book, lt
has nothing t i do with the alleged Thalhimer
Mr. Smith asked Mr Louder to take the
stand, and the latter stated he was an ac?
countant. I have been employed to make sn
ration "f the Treasurer's office.
Major Stringfellow: 1 object to this witness'
Mr. Smith I think the defense hud better
wait unt'i I ask a questi< n bi fore they object.
Judge Aiken allowed Mr. Smith to ask tim
question and th rn noted Major Stringfellow^
Slr Smith s-aid he wanted to show that the
city was losing $60 OT T'70 a dav.
Slr. Boodar said that between the .ash set?
tlement books and the doak books for Janu?
ary 16th thora wu a deficiency of $80 lostby
tbs city of Richmond, (in February 2d the
blotters (settlement books showed an
gate of tl.ttl.28, and the general cash
showed the figures of $1,627.77, making
a discrepancy of .-f.i::.oi loni by th*
city of Richmond, (in February 6th the
blotters showed $1,979.26 and the edi
booka show $1,969.88, and the loss to the
was $9.90. On February 28th the loee wa -
and on March 20th 110.38 was lost. Decem?
ber 22d shows a shortage of $11.57. and I
ber 17th the discrepancy was $10. Ocl.r
80th shows $10. Mr. Grymee on tl il
eeived 812.89 as evidenced by Ins writing,
and he wrote on the general cash book
$2.89. i'es, Mr Reynolda on th*
blotter waa right and Mr. Grymea
wat wrong, and the city loess $10. Septem?
ber 25th, sh. wing that th" receipts wera *L
876.40. and the cut rv on tha general caah book
was ?1.856.93. making a discrepancy of 819.58
lost by the. itv ot Richmond. On September
11th the receipts were $1,611.56. and tbe
entry on the general cashbook wat $1,601.57,
making a deficit
At this juncture the court tdjoumed until
pi o'clock this morning
Mr. Bcttdar gave all of his evidence by con
sultiug the booka on a table before bim. lb*
i while on the stand that all of Mr.
Grymea'blotters that wera need before July
5. 1890, have disappeared and no "re- ha- I
able to find them.
The urvt ok dinner at Murphy's yesterday
and were quartered there last evening. Mr.
(Irvines also took dinner with a deputy at
Judge Aiken and .bilge Witl yesterday were
dined by Colona) Frank G. Baffin.
While one ol' th* Manchester jurors was
being examined som* on* in a
that one of "the people" from over the river
h id b light a new suit of clothes, to serve in.
Th* juror, howevsr, was nol
? n >? <>: the M.-m heat r juror* accepted was
discharged alter taking h;s seat, it being
allc.'ed that be had served a tenn in iail.
Mr. I',.uidar did not i onclude Iii
eatsrday. He will be the first one on
the witness stand to-day.
lu the. Courts.
Vnittd silt's* Matriel Court. Judge Robert
W. Hugh.- is m the city and an adjournment
1 term oi the coori will begin this momia
which time the criminal case of J. Lewia
.?, Q] . ome ap Peyser is charged
using the mails for un lawful purpoaea I
alleged that he mailed a letter to John D.
Shanks at Craws, on the envel pe of which
whs primed tha words "wt collect bad debts"
and a skull and crow-b ne*. Judge ll-,
wil! also hold a terni of the Circuit Com
thc trial of several civil ca ?
? '. Sui- was institut
terday by the National Hank of New York
against Levy Brothels .V Co. Action of trea
pats ob the ? ise I OOO.
/'? -. ? Court. Charles Jackson (colored)
v. .-Arraigned yesterday on the charge of lie
in.: disorderly and throwing rocka in the
atreet lb was fined *2 and ?
Wilban M i air col c-A bod to pay a sim?
ilar fine for the -.ame often
William " olored bad to pay $2.50
ann cost for fighting in the stn
W. T. Ryan. IL J. Ryan, William Richard.
son and Will.am A. Dinney bad to pay a fine
of Tin each and cst for breaking open the
to the house of Bettie Smith, creating a
disturbance there and al.using the inm
Patrick Dailey are* sent to jail for ni
days Ott tha charge of stealing three pair of
pants, th* property of Lora Len
Alice Riddick and Sarah GaiCWOod (both
-d w.-re fined $2 5$ tad i*ort each for
fighting in the street.
John Johns ti was chargeii with breaking
open the door oi the hons* of Anni* Lswia.
1_* case was continued until next Saturday.
Rosa Atkinson, S. T. Evans and Daniel
Manser were find $ J each aul co-t for being
John T. Ryun was charged with being a
suspicious character Ha wssesnt to jail for
thirty day* in defauli - -.-cunty.
1 niel on the Table,.
A otlled meeting of tim Common Conned
iel.I laal evening to take action upon the
B rd or Aldermen
Mon lay guaranteeing the fi per cent, inter.-1
<m the 650,000 loan tor th* Virginia S'ate Agn
cu tura! and Mechanical Bocietv.
AI?mt t he mil v visit, ir i ireeent was Colonel A.
8. Buford, the president of tbeaociety. Mr
W. L. White moved, as there were n I i
sufficient number of membsrt pi ?-ent io pass
it. that the resolution be hud upon the table
until the next regular meeting, and Mr. Strat?
ton moved t.. amend so that it could bo.'ailed
un at either tt tpecitl ora regular meeting.
Thc motion as amended was adopted.
Jury a* flue*!* of l*n (ump.
Tim splendid oil portrait of Qttttttrttl John
B Cookt, which la now*fon exhibition at West,
Johnston m Co's, will be presented this even?
ing to Lee Camp This picture was paid for
by members of the Camp. The protestation
speech will be made by Major N. V, Ran?
dolph and it Will be accepted by Colonel A. W.
Archer. The meeting prom ..s to be
ten interesting. Colonel Archer is one of
tlie jury in the (Irvin.-' OOM and to tttttblfl
bim to receive th* picture the .Sergeant and
Iii- deputies will take the iury to the ball.
wh-TO seats will be reserved for them apart
fruin every one Bite, The Hollywood. Oak?
wood and Hebrew Memorial Associations will
also attend tbe meeting.
Indorsed by the I nlon.
Mr. .Tomes J. Creamer, asttttftan of the Na
tioual Machinists' Inion, has returned from
Pittsburg, aa have the delegates, Messrs. John
Ruth of Richmond and (??orge Sturdlvant
of Manchester. Mr. Creamer addressed a
meeting of the strikers at Odd-*ellows' Hall
yesterday, and informed them that thair posi?
tion waa indorsed by the National Inion.
RICHMOND'S BUSINESS MEN.
Meeting of the Board or Directors of the
TWENTY-ONE NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED.
Report* from Varloua Committee! Read ?
Tha Map* Recently I'rinted and
the Cost of Them.
The monthly meeting of the board of direc.
tors of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce
wag held yesterday erenlng at r( o'clock.
Mr. H. K. Holmes, on behalf of the com?
mittee on manufactures, in the absence of the
chairman, reported to the board that the
ni!ip-> ol' Kichmoi.d nnd the vicinity had been
completed nt a cost to the Chamber of shout
1700 for thc issue oi three thousand.
Mr. H. A. Tabh suggested that some of the
map**, should be property beaked and mount?
ed, which quanti ai was refined to the com
mittee "n manufacture! for their decision.
Mr. S W 1 raver-., chairman of the com?
mittee on inland trade, reported I
ry explanation and adjuatment of sev?
eral questions relating to tirafne over the I
lantie Coast Linc tbe Norfolk and Western
and the Richmond and Danville, which had
been brought to the attention of the several
snb-oommittees tor th..st; [ince, rle also stated
to the board, aa baa been mentioned already
by the city nanete, that Colonel Purcell and
he hail visited Petersburg ou Tnoodsy
bet and arranged for a conference between
acommittt.t the Petersburg Chamber of
Commerce and I committee of the Richmond
Chamber to bs held st an early date ia Bich
moad for the purpose of considering what
. - could lie taken to promote the i onstruo
if the Virginia anti Carolina railroad.
afr. James D. Crump, chairman of thi com?
mittee un advertiaing, reported that Ins rom
ii ittes had recently indorsed several adver?
tiaing schemes without cost to the Chamber
which lie hoped would Ix* benelicial to the in.
teresp* of the c, .niiiiuiiit v.
Mr. B. I'. Johnson, chairman of the com?
mittee i n resident members, in regard to a rn
cenl attempt to Increase the membership of
the lumber, said tba! they bad not sue,.led
bad hoped to do, having se
'?ired only twenty-one nev munee for electi n
or of nearly 800 invitations sent oul I
who were eligible uslviiie; them to become
members, but ne announced that ll was the
intention of the committee to continue their
efforts as lon^' a-< there were good bneiness
ni".., mid citizens outside of tbe t 'bamber.
Mr. E. (i. Leigh, Jr., chairman of the com-*
mittee on non-resident member*, said that lin
regietted not being able to submit the names
of parties for election aa non-resident mem?
bers at this meeting: thal nil of the sub..otu.
mimes i rcepl that for the Seoondydistrict and
the Ninth district had reported at a meeting of
the general committee held the 13th inst., but
that further time .'.as necessary to perfect the
linal report of the general committee, and
that aa soon as that could be done bs would
ask that u called meeting of the board be
held for the pu .neting upon the re
Mr. W. Ii. Chesterman laid before tim hoard
mmunication from Mr. Martin Williams.
of lll.n I Courthouse, Va.. a-km:,' that the
Chamber ol Commerce appoint delegateeto
attend a meeting to be held af Pulaski about
the I5tb of June next for the purpose of get.
tm.,' ur> a creditable exhibit on thi pa'' ot V lr
ginia tor the World'a bair at i bicago.
Hoon motion ol Mr. Cbeaterman. seconded
by Mr. B. P. Johnson, the pre,iden' was au?
thorized to appoint delegates 'rom thi ('ham
ber to this meeting aa noon as advised of the
number of representatives to which the
Chamber woola be entitled, tn this connec?
tion the president suggested that it would be
weil to make this appointment from the stand?
ing committee "ii State exix sitions.
The following new members were proposed
bv the committee on res.dent mernot
Hutl.r ,V Bosher. I. Wiles I'**!-. William
Harper Penn, H. p, Edmond, Louis
Kuker, Geori 1 Ki?ber. V. Eiecbler, Jr.,
A tim., John II. Him hinau. John Milli?
ter. Jr. Jarhi 4 (ilinn. (ieorge Hen Johnatt u,
I., ll Lightfoot, Vf. M Jatnt >? Phillipa,
I'ilsworth Kngravim* Company, Lonia Rich ?t
' A Snott, H. Bf.
Rtarke ,v ( o., William lol nu. Jr., and A. ll.
The Mayor on the Kubjert.
Mayor Ellyson yesterday aent the following
communication to Cnief-of-Police Poe, which
bears ap 'ii the recent discussion in the papers
respecting the Chief's order to the police and
its subsequent reeciasion
"You will pir-HM,. nee fha1 the corners of
pnthautl Broad streets or any other portion
ty are not obstructed
by idlers anti loufcr- who nd nae in
anlting language to ladien , awing, an<l rou will
ie l-Mie Mich instruction*! a- will ;n*ui i
prompt arrest of any persona guilty of inch
The Police Ronni will meet this evening at
lock to conaider the charge! preferred
againat Policeman VV. C. Wilkinson by Mr.
;h I.. Rohleder in connection with the
; order ol (';. biting ob?
structing the corners of Seventh and Broad,
chief Pm* sent the following to Captain
Anele. of the Second station, last evening:
"In future yon will -ee that the sidewalks in
vour distrii i particularly at the corner of
s tenth and Broad street* are not obstructed
fe i ind idlers: and should they stare at
or use insulting lanipiage to ladies passing in?
struct your men to arre*t ti.
The closing exercises of the Nigh! School of
Te hnology will be held st the Mozart
isic this e
1 bi opening address* will be delivered by the
president of the Institute and the closing ad?
dress by Mi. I', ll. Richardson, "f Atlanta.
I la. The public are cordially invited to attend.
Mrs Jasper I,. Rowe tefl Richmond yester?
day afternoon on a visit t<> friends in Philadel?
phia and Kew York.
it Monda} will be observed by the
oreti people aa memorial day. ibero will be
a parade ard Oiles 15. Jackson will make an
Mr Isaac \. -lonee will spend Sunday in
Kew York ami Mrs. Jone* will taara Wixtnee
" that city on ? visit.
Mr B l. Eakle, rr., general manager of tba
ngton Improvement Company, spent
Thursday and Friday in New *!
President (ngalla, of the Chesapeake ami
Ohio Palin ad Company, goes to Europa Jnly
1st an! Vu e-pie-ideiit Axtell will nura
him tlurin^ his absence .
I nero will be a meeting at Room f> in Wil?
kinson Hail. Ninth street, .ni next Saturday
iifht at s p. M. t" organize a lodge of the
Advance Beneficial Order. ?
Kev Mr. Caltech, of Peoria, DI., has ac -
.1 thi call bv the beth Ababa Synagogue
congregation of this city.
Mr. W. Scott Carrington yesterday efft
the purchase of the furniture mid tixtures of
th-' Ballard and Exchange and released the
buildings for I term of five years.
The Retreat for tho Siok picnic has been
poetp 'in* I until the 23d on account ot the bad
Shipment* of <;olil to Europe.
Hu-iimom.. Va., May 14, laws,
To the Editor "f the Tinn a
I am a-ked a Irmdreil tunes each dav why
this enormona drain of enid bom this country
continues, and the question perplexee me.
For some tin.?*? I thought that it was t" pay
for goods ordered In advance of the operauou
of the McKinley bill, but the time when such
ls should have U'en paid fol hus passed
r,. tBU tillie.
[have a theory about it which lapoaalbly
vary wild, but it is aevertheleas my theory.
lt h that the Englishman is selling ont all hil
interests in American stinks and bonds.
. amen of the Blaine order have been
rowing and worrviug him until his patience is
exharnVed, sending tlynamitett. blow ap the
Tower and SOOOUTaginf tlie ^iah to keep idle
and rebel against the Government,
so that the Englishman is now tired
and has made up his mind that
Mr Blaine (hall draw in his horns, or that
there shall be a fight; and he is taking advan?
tage of the Rehring sea affair to br na on a
tight, and he is now sellirig out everything he
baa here to get resdv tor it.
Thia ia my theory, and let those who choose
to laugh st lt laugh as much ss they will.
YYiu-uu L. Rotalu
Nu ral ne Muthera,
Convaleseents and invalid* derive their
strength and tone from the nae of Effort
RrtuuffF, brewed by the Baltimore Brewing
Company, lt ia a delightful malt beverage,
having slowly rfptttttd by half-year's storag*.
It is absolutely pure, invigorating and pala?
table. It is perfection, j he trial of a cass
containing one dozen bottlsa will convince
you. It is sold only in bottles.
R. L. Chsistian A Co.. Agenta,
814 east Main street.
The finest class of goods for toilet pur
posea Genuine Rlo*t*Ttrau for naas) Cologne
and ail other imported Kau de Colognes, Kng
lish Crown Coinptinv's "Crab-Apple Blossom"
Perfone and Crown lavender Sslts. Otttti
nell's Cherry-Blossom Perfume.^ Pinaud's
Lilns de Prance. Rlmaael'* Swsst Violets, Kan
deOttilline, Lait d'lria, and other leading
Toilet?."..ds, finest S.*.|.s, Ac. at Wagner's
lirug Store, cornel Sixth and Broad.
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GREAT SPECIAL SALES
THE BANNER AFFAIRS
ol Hie Kim Ever Held in Tte City.
IN THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.
20 Knee-Pants Suits, with vests, sizes 5, 6, 7
and 8; original prices (7 to 14.50, to-day's
20 Flannel Blouse Sailor Suits; they are in
various shades, sizes 4 to ;?; original prices
$6, 87 aud 18, to-day's price
25 Jersey Suits, sizes 4 to >, original pries $8,
t6.50 and ?7, to-day's price
23 Fine Imported Cassimere and Worsted
Knee-Pants Suds, sizes 4 to 14; original
price fr 10, to-day s price
8 Brown Jersey Suits, embroidered, size* 4, 5
and ri; original price to, to-day's price
6 Tan Color attona* Suit* Flannel), size* 7,
10 and ll; original price ti.50. to-day's
100 Knee-Pants Suits, .rigmal prices 15, 16.50
and f6. to-day's price
100 Knee-Pants Buitavtltttt 4 to 14; original.
pri.es $1.50 tad lt, t --day's price
250 pair Knee-Pants, size* 4 to 10, to-day'*
gtfrSee the laundered Percale Waists to-day
(STSee the laundered Percale Waiata to-day
A full line of Boys' Negligee Shirts from 50c