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CALM IN SOCIAL UFE,
NEITHER OAYETIES NOR SACKCLOTH ANO ASHES ENTIRELY IN VOGUE. reflection? on How the Lenten Seaion *ifa? formerly Observed?Several ffrt vate Kntertalaineau Given. If there were any Ions faeea among the gayly-incllned at the advent ot Lent, its attending rigors and hni*h measures of reform, they hsve begun to expand into blaml ?mile? of 'pleasant surprise that there i? still something ?oft to live for by the worldly world. Although tin? t? the season when fashionable folk see!? straight? way some change of scene, either In the far Houth or the sun.parlor? of nearer win ter reaorta, there are numbers who ?till "sbide s-we," either improving each shining hour or dispersing it? tedium bv small informal gathering* which "don't count." lio i trota is that times change and people with tLein, and thero is a ni"?t denied difference in the view now take:i an.l acted ut?i?n a? to the exactions of Ihm penit.ntial period. Whether wo are a generation of b?ck*lider? en wine, or our decadence 10 Puritanism is simply the influem e of the a?;e o? realism la ttoifaB away with l?asss and putting to death hypocrisy, 1 wot not, but if if a fact that sackcloth ar.d ashes arc OBtof vogue. I he qaestioo of the days longpaat was, " ?.shat baas you *dtaa up?" Boearvar? sol aras tks saa?oss sad even fashion of self-denial, and whether It wee nantir, bat tar, fruit, the theatre, or ?..me paradoxical penance like abstaining from sued fea-ts s? watermelon?? sad psschss, aad deoyisg one's keit early services Bad lute hour*, evcrv ?me aseiaed to observe ths custom. Botas Htrni?ht.laced young ladie? would even nv.'d promeiiu'liug upon the BSOSt faahioaabls streeta aad two maidens-fair to BBS, who net much "st ??" by I heir ex quiHit?" ??<'ii?-i-tion of rings, daririaiaarsat deal of vain delight from tbetO, deter mined not to wear them during Lent, which was ft genuine deprivatioB. Hut tn.se thing? have passed ?iwav, and often th?- BSOet delightful boeaOBS the most exclusive and uni?|iie aaiUss are th ? ? which are given (luting this period. " ?#* During the taask just passed there were several delightful events to mark it with pleaenre, and ths eotaiaf ?even ?lavs hold quite as alluring a progratiime. lira Mooeors Perkins had the first ot her "At B0O3SSM on Wednesday after n? ?in. win? h was obanalag ia every detail. Her artistic ap.irtments provoked open admiration, und the boTisa <?t pretty girl? und bricht yoaiig soarriod w sxsasx, rrrooped among lamps an?l flowers, was as entnuic ing a tab mu nrnn' BS BOVM Le seen. Mrs. Perkins was on ?specially attractive young hoste*., ami was assisted in "doing/1 the boaors by Mis* Balls Parkins and lliaa Basais Mania. Mr?. c. D. Lanthorns pre? sided ?.ver the table temptingly ?aid with dainties and Sowers, while Mr?. Frank Bohsll, of Annapolis, poured the tea in tl.? eosiestot little "dei s.*1 e.? Mrs. f'harles Kveivn Smith gave two very elegant lOBChaoo? ?luring the week in honor of her sister-in-law, Mrs. 11 u _? i i Hagan, of Augusta, Chv On Tuesday ths luncheon was eo ? si dk una, all the deoora tioii being in pink. The centre of the tsiile bars a white aad fold eaaoe, seeming u-t from a floWS? voyag?-, a- it B*B8 In lened with a prolusion "f the haad* Bom? st Catherineafera el roses. Thoehan? d?lier? wen- tied with pink ribbons, which wen- lirollL'ht dOWn tO this ??Xijtll-ltc ren? tre.piece, and the roouu wrr?. lavishly de c .rated With paliiiH und ?lit flowers. After niHiiv ooarsss of a saporb stsaa lbs rosss were banded in tha drawing-rooia to tha guests. I hoee preeent were : Mrs. Hugh Basan, Mrs. Th ima? Boiling, Mrs, Mon* cure Parkins, Mr'. Joseph 1?'. Anderson, Mrs. Mattie l'aul Myers, Mrs. Bobeii Boy. kin. Mr* Charlea Couraidin, Mr-. Janea Patterson, Mr:'. William lalbott, Mrs. AllanDonnan,Mrs.?, l>. T. Myers, Mis. j.'-vii Joyosa, Mr,* Caakie Ca ??l. Mis. James A. Welsh, Mrs. Bryden Tenaaat, Mr-. Charles Wortnam, Jr.. and Miss Berts Wi Ifoi . (in Tbarsdaj Mrs. Smith was eqasily ss delightful a boatess dispensing her bospi. ? ?-. anothercbarminf b?ryol 'odies. Foi this oci asioD ths decoratiOBS ?n di liga were ths san -. ?nly baing yellow instead <.t pink, eiqniaite yellow roeea exhaling i. ? ir fragrance and shedding IB? ir b? saty on tno bright scene, rhose present wars Mr*. Hugh [lagan. Mrs. John Barriaon, ? . B. i Mor;..n. Mrs. Vf. C. Mayo, Mrs. C. D. Langhorae, Mrs. Hurry I abb, Mrs Oarnett, Mr-. Hsrper, Mr-. UfredQrsjr, Mr-. I. C. Maro, Mr-, batane] Martin, Mrs. Charles K. Mr-. Walter Qraat, Mrs.ArthurLefroy, Mr-. Bean B?hmer, Mis. T. >>? Barbour, and Mrs. Hunt. V [nTitatiooa are oai to a ladies' reception to i a giren I y Mrs, Borneo Bawas on Moa . . evening from fi to 7 t ? ? t ?i.?? Daughters ?-' the Revolution, to nw t Mrs. Terhuns, known in literature ns Marion Barland. rlorence WsTuries: sr?lhar? "At Botnes" on Tuesday aftarrsooas during tin- month, which will be delightful af? fairs. 1 he Literary Club meet? <m next Friday at th residenceof Mr. Jamea Alfred Jones. Miss Kraaoes Bcotl is m New O? lesas, the t*ti* -t ..t Mrs. Bruna, met Lagan. Mrs. Thomas H. Carte? ta tbs guest of Mr-, r. II. Mayo. Mr. and Mr?, .lohn I). Colts. Miss Car ri? Shiel i*. Mr. Bicbard l'cgruiii, sad Mr. 1 bomas O. Qlovor left Isat wsak la a pn ir for a short visit to the Warm Spring-, Mi? Net ta Potts is in Atlanta, the guest oi Mi*. Clark. Miss Judith Carnngtoti leaves to-mor i : it i visit to I.vnuliburg. Du- Misse? Caruuchael, who basa basa the roasts of Mrs. Joseph Bryaa,at "l.a bi.riiutn." will return t.. iredericksburg tbiS Week. Mi*h Bailie Deane left yesterday fora \ i ? to Balifax county. Miss Eugenia Teananl will return to -iiurg thj* weak, llr. and Mr?. QcorgS Hos? and th<? Misse? H??s? have gone on an extended western trip, and will visit relatives in il nia Mi s Bobertaoa, of Baltrille, Va, is the guest of Mrs. 1 howa? llolhug. Miss Nannie 1 r11_-?^. af Abingdon, is visit? ing Miss Coraln? Johnson. HONOR TQTHF P*.T??QN SAINT. The IrUh- American* m line mi Impoilnx 81. P-trii-U'.-U ,., Celebration. On next Thursday, the 17th instant, the Iristi-AincricKiis of Richmond and vicinity will parade in honor of Irelanil's palma saint. All are earnestly invited and re ?iU>'ste?l to take part, whether lln?v I.?long t.. societies or not. I here was u mue not many yearn ago whon a St. I'atrick's-Day I.ar.ide m Richmond was an imposing sight, t is intended now to revive this tinic hoaored ouatosa. aad apoa thoae iah r. st. ed. or who ought to be interested, will do? pend its success. 1 tie programme for the ?lay, as issued by Chief-Marshal William Raukin. is as fol? lows : OSjaajBB or i-rocesmIon. The parade will move trom the Cathe? dral Hall ?curlier Ninth ami Marshall streets)atossntlyatfo'clock A.M. The societies will take their places in the fob lowing order : Bt.Tratar'a Oadsts (L. Lynch captain \ east side of Ninth street, right resting on north side ot Marshall. Catholic Beaefloial Boeietr ?John M. Biggins president?, west side t4 Nmtli Street, right resting on north ?ide of Mar? shall. Cstholis Knights of America, Rranch 14 (.I' Catogni president), east nue of Ninth street, right resting on south ude of Marshall. Catholic Knights of America, llrancb IS)(A. L. Maaarier president?, west aide of Ninth street, right resting on south side of Marshall. MeOill Catholic Vnion 18. L Kelley ptcaidsnt), east side of Eighth street, right resting on north side of Marshall. WSBt Bad 0. S. ami b. H. U. J. Cream-r president ?, west rids of Kigiith street, right resting ou north side of Marshall. Aii'-n-iit order of Hibernians (J. J. I?aly preaideal I, cwt side of Eight h street, right re*ttng on south side of Marshall. Bt Patrick's Beuntlcial (Thomas Davis presHtent ), westsideof Kighth street, right resting on south aide of Marshall. 'Ine line of march will be up Marshall ?tre.t to rourth.theucetoGracehnddowu to the episcopal residence, where the pa? rade will be reviewed by the Bishop and cier?y ; tbence through Capitol Square, where the (ioveruor will also review it thence to llroad. to St. Patrick'? church' where ?ervicea will be held andapunegy nc preached by tin? Rev. Father Pail?n, ?.f Alexandria Attt.r ??rvieesthe parade will re.orm and much down Tweaty-titth to Main Main to Fifth. Fifth to Franklin. A10.1"11' Vini to Broad. Rroad to t-gnth. where the Chief Mara?al and staff will review th* parade. TUB UALSll AL'? A10M. The following gentlemen have been ar> oointed on the chief Marshal'? ?uff and will report to aim mounted at 8:?o o'clock on the morning of the 17th. They will wear silk hats, dark suite, and green sashes: P. J. Reilly, W. F. fieddy, J.T Capston, John Murphy, I). J. Coletean John M. Biggins. James J. Creamer J K Molloy, William Daflron. Philip O'?eil' George A. Cunumgham. Joseph W. Laubei James A. Nolan. I bomas Davis, 8.1_ Kel iey, John J. Daly, P. W. Caaiungbam, A. !.. Ma?ntier. Michael Cox, Charles Proisa, Maurio? Johnson. W. J. Quiglay O.a-I?? Ta?l?ir. Michael Brr??n. Charles Malinnev, .lame?,I ltan'tin. John Moore. Jamea T. Fernter. John Ahem. Fat. McOovern, John Halev. James Melrin, James Mo Df>n<iuifh, Thomas Bvrnes, John SinnoU, John MeCreedy. John Keavt-noy. James Hayei, John Mot Inverti, lohn D, O'Keeffe, I). F. Haettna, Fetor T. Miiiphy.P. J. Ryan. James Haley. James Kedtnond, Daniel Rig gina, John Belief, John H. Neaule, Jam?-a > ltftli.-n. A. J. CavanaiiKh K.J. Hocan,John McKmlev. Felix Keegati, John l'-a-y. P. H. Donaboo, John M. Itvall, F.d. Donahoe, .lame? I'hillip?. Thorns? Harry, James L t) K?-fie. M. .1. Daly, Thoeaea o'Oorman. ileorg? Connors, Jame* F.. MeKlBBBV, Phil. Hl.ea. A. W. Ros-ne. John Sled!. P. T. Martin. Otorga Himtit-ter,Thomaa Mnl downev, Lemuel Lynch, James Molieran, John Teepey. Pat. Kalter, P. M. <>'Don aalL John Powers, John Mulcahey. and ; W. L Fitiegan. Th- tWBqaet at nicht will he at Zimmer- i mann's. A meeting of the marshal and | ?tAff and of the various cnmmitt-eB bavin?? eharge ?if Ute arrangementa will be hei.i at tho Oathsdral Hall at ?1 <>' lock thii- ? eveaiag. Iniportanl baarneaa will be trnri?nctcil and all aro re<>iiested to attend. THE STATE COMMITTEE TO MEET. Member? of fhl? and the Kierntlve Com nillt-? ?Tho Convention's Work. The Mate ('?ntr.il ('"mmtttt-o of tho Ii.-:i,oBTRtiC |>nrtv in Virginia will moot at the Exebange Hotel, la ?his city, at 12 M. on tin- Mt- laataat The eoBsarlttae Is j constituted as follows j Pint i?.*tr,' t : T. I!. B. Wright, Tappa- j hriniKiik. (< liiiirtnati) : Lloyd T. Smyth, il?-.?il.avule; I.. 1'.. M'reliant. Fredsrieks barg; ftober! McCaadliab, Saluda, and P. riet eher, Jedkia's Bridge, Second District: H. tf. l'ronti?, Suf? folk; .i. T. Dake. Fortsinou'li. W. M I . More-ock, Wtlliamsbnrg; J. M- Willis, Hampton, and E. l-otspeon, Jr., l' it? month. 'Kurd District: E. L C. Sett. Ash Ian 1 ; W. Kvati. Richmond! Meede Han kins, Richmond 1 J. 1?. o'D.-ll. New K?'Ut, Bad P. ('. D. Fanner. Mancli<stor. Fourth District : P. Ii- Laeaiter, Peters bnrg, fehatrman); T. N. Williams, < ?arks ?C1..I-; N. K I?mtmll, LavrraatisvUle ; U P. Hargrove, Lambrrton.and B, li.South ull, Anu'liii Courthouse. Fifth Dletrict: Ham Woodiag, Dan? ville; Ban. Hatoher, Halo's Pordj P. P. Watson. MRrtina ville ? D.W. Bolea.Hills ville. and J. W. Heckler, Indepei dene -. Sixth District: P.A. Kris,-. LyncbbUI. (chairman): W.U. Ellis, Christ in nsburg; Woo I Bo elm. Jr.. Hahfai Coarthouaei Num. GrifflB, Liberty, ami W. (ilasgOW, Jr.. Fiucastle. Seventh Di trict; B. H. Moffett, Harri aonburg (chair mao); M. L. Walton. W( --i ?took; P. II. O-Butaon. Hperrvvilles i.s. liartia, Beotteville, and H. C Brrd, wra eheatt r. Eight- District: I.. Marburr. A'oxan ilrni; .1. F. Kvati. An -?la: <?. U. P. IrU ? lett, Calpeper; T. H. Bevin. Edge Hid. a-id <?. S. Bnackleford, Drange. NiBtfa District : .1. P. Martin, Oral ?. I. A. Lrneh, Tazewell Coarthoase; ?'. M. In- -. JoaeeviBe; s. W. Williame, Wythe? ville, and W. B. Ajera, Lebanon. Tenth Diatricl : .1. 'I. Colera in Loviags ton: B. 1 . Coleman, Oak Forest . id. 1 s, Btannton; W. M. McAlister, Wejrm Springs, and W. A. Anderson. Lex iBBtOB. J. I AVi.-i. BtXTBOB, 01 1 I man. Jam 1 /.'. .' her, 8 cretarv. TheExecniive Committee trill snobe asista of : W. \. Jonen ol Warsaw, Pirst District : M. Glennan, of Norfolk. Second Distriol . <:. V. Meredith, of Kin.mon,l, rhird Dis. trict; W. I. Atkins, ol Boydton, Fourth Di-tnct; W. I. Sutberlin, ol Danville, Fifth District ; Miles Martin, of Charlotte, Sixth District; T. B, Martin, of Beotteville, Seventh District : II. Sbepperd of W irren, ton, Eighth D Blricl : I;. A. Aj .< a, ol Eatill. ville. Ninth District; W. A. Andereoa, of Lexiagtoa, Tenth District. The committee will decide the bai 1 of representatioa in the state Democratic Convention, aad the time and place oi meeting oi thel l "!??. lin? repreeuata timi in previ -us eoaveatlons bas generally ii.-. ti ..n - delegate for every >00 Demo cratic voters. Toe eonveatioa will elect four delegates st lare.. ud two delegates .- E - ?rea lonal district to the National Democratic Convention, ehooae presidential electora, and elect a State Central Committee i?n?l it-, chairmen. The iiliin of chooaing delegatea from the oitytotbe Btate convention has not yet been deetded apoa by the I lit*/ Committee. The scheme for voting in effect direct for esto Chicago, winch waa laid mi leal the las! d.tins, of the dobj in." ?-. will, it is thought, be ?gata brought np by its frieodn It 1? also pro? babli thai a primary plau for electing di . tes, im: BotiavolviBg u 'lir?>ct vote for the Chicago repreeentativee, will be introduced. To-Morrow Kvi-nta_*| Mimirale. Tbs tit traction at ths BssjgfnsBi to-morrow evening will be the New Vork Philbar. monic Clab, with Engene Weiaer m direc tor, and composed ol the following arttsl i; M--S M-ir.itti s. Weed, contralto: Engene Weiner, flata; Ernst Mahr, violoncello; In., Iho Id H an: 11.an 11, viola; .lohn Miir qaardt, violin : BcbaatiaB Laeadner, violin ; August Kalkhof, double baaa, ii.is is the exoellenl prograaua? ar ranged tor theconos-rt: 1. Sextette, " Pas. t .r.ii." pp. kj. (.Thea Qoavy lj " Boado." (Theo. Qonvy -composed t--r and dedi? cate I to M.-- Ni w Vurk Philharmonic Club. 2. Violon? lio solo, (a) " in the Mi on licht.i (('. Da\iii"ft'; >>,) "At the Poan t.iiii."i('. Davidoff.) Mr. ErnatMahr. t. Canzone, "La Capinera," 1 J. Benedict,) ithit..- obligato, Mr. Weiner,) Mis? Marian s. Weed. 4. "n " 1','iuirtiizo," (O. Hollaen. d?-r ' : i '. I "Soaniah hain.-e," if. Corven,j Ni w V..rk Philharmonie Club. 5. Violin sol??, Danse* Prigaaee, (V. Nachet.) Mr. John MarquardL 8. QnRrtette, Op. S9, (L. v. Beethoven.) (a)Menuetto gracioso, (6) Allegro molto. two violins, viola, aad vio? loneeUo 7. Pinte solo, " Sigbtingale Serenade." 'Williiun Popp), .Mr. Eugene Weiner. B. (a) "Tr?umerei," il;. Schu inaiiii 1 : i'" " S .?iv ir.r de Parii," (E. tii!. let,) New York Philharmonie Club, :?. Songa (a) Romanze, "Since First i Met Thee." fA. Bnbinatein); (6) llngsdnld Im patienee), (Pr. Schubert,) Miss Marisa 8. Weed. 10, Tarantella, /. Qodard,) Hew York Philharmonie Club. C.oetlie at the Callage? Profeeaor Boatwright-of the school of m..(lern languages, will give a lecture on Qoetbe on Tuesday nighl next at I lege, in - was promised when hia auo cea-ful evening ??ti "L?sainaM \\.?s given laverai waeks ?u'". Tbal testare was a auecess, end the ona to oome willdonbt l.-ss be BQually iatereetiag. The Profeeaor will not sttempt a pbiloeopbicsl diseus aion, but will tell of the bibb Goethe, bia persoual chai-eteristiee.aBd theaecretof bis power aa a man and writer. He wiil ; tin- life of the great Gennaa who for fifty yean lived la Weintar ami i the literary centre of GenBaay. Dut the work of theautbor will not bo overlooked, From the aentimental age whou Goethe produced the "Sorrows of Werther" to the ?Browning effort oi hia life in the pro? duction of "Faust,n the development, of his genius will be traced. Une can thus ?t-t in an evening the history ot otic of th?' great oitnileets <>f the world and a correct summary of bis marvellous pa-duetioaa the chapel will be opened at TtSO, tho lecture wiu begin al B. tad the paldie are ?nvited by the aenior cius* ami tlie eoUege to hear the accomplished head ot this growing and popular sehool. The Virginia SalR tilg sell ?nit Kidelitv (uni p.mv. Tho BOO?9 for subscription to the stock of this company wer? oBeaedoo th?? ist instant at the o?ieo of tho Planters1 National Kauk. The torporatora deter__ned to organize. when B^KjoJbX) should be subscribed, thi* beiaa the minimum capital under the charter of tho company, and it ???i?i peeted that the rbroubI wonId poaaibly be subscribed in fifteen days. The rapidity with which stock was taken caused the eloanta of the bonka at 11 o'clock yestar? day, when the amount was reached. Subseiiueut to tho closing of the books many called in to nbseribe, foaounting to bovoral hundred snar. a, to find that tlmv were too late. The list of 8to?kliolder*. is said I? those capable of judging, to be the belt ever f?e?-n in this city, and troin it can be aeleeted a directory that will com? pare with any institution in this OOUntry. The total number of subscribers Is about -10, amoni; them being representatives from several sections of this country. Mr. Face has received many cougratula tiona upon his success and the rapidity with which the stock was taken. KIretrleal-riant Rite fiircba*??!. Johnson's Island, at the foot of Ninth Btreot. has been purchased bv tb.i itich moiid Bailway and Electric Company. It will be raw -d about four feet, and will be used as a site for a new plant for th? man? ufacture ot electricity for arc-lights. The pr.ee paid was about $.1(1.000, and the plant will cost about felAOOO. The Seventh street plant will also lie operated as here? tofore. All the contracts have been given out. 1.1 c e n ?e-Taxe? fur 18S3. The licensa-taxes of 1892 have been as? sessed and placed in the Auditors office, and will remain there for the inspection of all concerned until the 31st of this month. The Committee on Finance wilt meet in the Council chamber on Monday and Tues? day; the 21st and ltd of March, between the hours of 6 and 7 F, M., for the purpose of hearing and considering appeals troru these assessments, and those interested are invited to be present. THE CAPTAIN'S SIDE. VVITN?SSE8 FOR THE DEFENCE BEING EXAMINED BY THE COURT. The Effort ltelna Mad? to Impeach tha Commander'? Acentar and Equlp meui-Vronian rife. When the naval court of inquiry 'net on board the monitor Ajax yesterday morning at 10 o'clock the examination of witnesseA for Commander Graham ws? begun. A certain line of questioning was followeil. the intent of counsel for the do fence evidently being to break ?lown the evidence for the prosecution by impeach? ing certain witnesses on that side. (leorgeH. Davnlson, aBJIBBSSSl'S yeoman, j was the first witness -ailed. He testified that he recently heard Pifs sav: ' la? Captain is down now ; lot BS turn in and ? down tue Chief Kngine.r an 1th? lio. tor. ' He said h? would not like to say thut he Would BOtbeliSTS PUB "ii Ms oath; but | that if he (Fifei were the least under the influence <?f li?iu.?r and his personal inter- j ??st st stake h?< (DsTldsoa) would hate to bel ere him The witasaa was asked why he did ni t report what he had heard File MM to Commander Orahii'n. OS re BUad that bs did communicate the in? formation to the Chief Kngiuecr. mie of tiiose agaiaet wlmm the threat was made, and that be was under the linpres sxiti tint this ofhcial would catr.v the mat? ter bafote the Captain. In reply to a query Davidson stated that he knew oftbs misten.t do combination t?> d<> Injury to the Commander. Beaaid Pife oaeeisaid to him thai ii- 'Fifei had told Mat- h li r a story. " lint [ do not know.*? explained tiie witasaa. "whstbai oraot tbis?wasdpoa t.. bung Mr. Fuller back to the ship? after he had DSBB BWBJ BSTOad U?S usual time. "riiECAirAis's mm? now. ' Charles BaardoB, ship's writer. t"st:h"1 in sabstaaooai follows! "'I bsard Pus say soiic nu:.-ag?', 'Ths Captala'a fixed now. and the Doctor and Chief r*ngineer ought tobe liad.1 leould ootbeliav? life .?n his oath in anvtliing that would greatly in leres' bias. Ida BOtinOW thai he <vr told me a lie." Ueorge W. Brooke, the machinist, said he bad knowa IrlqBipmeat-Yoonuui Pifs sines he earns ob board the monitors, and that he one? beard him in speaking of Commander Oraban say: "<i ?t d-n hiin. I will report bin to tbs naiv." The witness in continuing bis sTideoee. said : " i rom what I know <?f Praattss I a ?ul I m.t b?liers bim <n oath. IwasprsaeBl when Pife threaten. 1 to report the I'oin uiandmg offioar. bat be was oa each s.I tet*ms with the Captain that I though; it would be bmI<bss for me to haTe sain any? thing; and wi.iie i know it was ray dut* I bo have dOBS so 1 felt that 1 would have I mailc do improasi? n* Bs said bs know of ao reason wnyhs oould not babero Pife on oath." Koli.-rt Conley. wardroom -r. ward, was sworn and testified that he board Fifa, in sj.cakiiiL' of Commander Graham's trou? blas, say: " Ws bare downed old Jimmy, and w<- will down old laylor." Conley ?aid ha nportsd tbs matter to the cm niaading offioer. Jamei M. Edmonds, ships painter, stale I that bs had -a;d 00 the OQtSid? to the conn--! i r ths accused that he would not bain va Prentisa or Pife on tb< ir oa) bs, but that he would not id.?' t.? bbj that npoAi bii oath* A question thsa intro. duosd by Lieutensnt Waller, for tbs de. fane?, was objected to by thsJodge-Ad oo tbs grounds tiiit toe so 0* d was endsBToring to sbako tbs Integi hi* own ? itn? - . 11. ? Lit ntananl W all? r denied, Ibe court was cleared and laded t . sustain ths Judge* Adv?cete'? ob 1 bs question wat i ? ? i " What w-re ths BZAOt word? yon BSSd to in.,' oounael cone? ruing Pife and Preal li " I said l would nol I sliors Pife or Pren v.-rv t.-w man in the ships," replied tin- witness. he mi? N..| -t':ai. Ma-ter-at-\rnis Christian 0. Laissa tsa tified that, from Pife's geaeral reputation on board tiie ships mid trom in* l LaiMB s knowledge of tu.' mu?, he would m.t be lieve him on oath. Be was asked hiarea? son, and tatedtnaton one night in last August Pifs asms to bim (ths srit? DSasJ BBd said: "1 saw a lii.m w no b .1 been ft mail-carrier on the shore Who told ni" that you and Ma* cbiaist Bmith have stolon oertaia things from th.- gi v.'inn..int." Continuing bis testimony Cars in, said : " I uked Pifewbst I was ws bad taken* bul bs would no! sav. Bs sskod me to tell him what I had stoles m. 1 be would make it all right. 1 then told bin thai I bad not taken any? thing belonging t. ths gorernment, nor bad ths machinist Bmith) to my know? ledge." Laissa then waal on to explain tii.it the witassBBsib whoa? preeei conversation between the mail-carrier and Fit.? was alleged to have taken place, do* piad that Um tornit-r had said any luch thing concerning him and tho machinist. " i i.rvnss a had mas." "Fife a'so bsmJ to m--." statodtbawit n> --. " that this mail-camar t 4d bin that Prentiaa was s had man and had basa in the penitentiary, I bass soy r.-a-on apon t bs f.n I that thS WitBSSSSS on ?hors failed tosnatainths statements of Pifa toma." "Did Fife ever lie to your" aske 1 tha Judge.Adv.,?ate. " < * ni v oa that ocri-i .i.," responde: 1 ths "life." th..' witnsss continued, "wasat ths tun" refarrad to rloing ths duty ..i equipment yeoman and was at the time taking ths inventory of the stores. Bs did not tall me it would in any way a:! Ctths inventory.'1 Machinist Bmith ? evidence practically corroborated that of the rftaster-at-arma, except that th? formel stated that Fifa said he bad beeo giren tho information egarding their conduct by a man named Bushel, who was formerly a second-class reman OB th? B?ips, lie Said he did hot now ahethei Pife ever liad to bim at aay nht-r time or not. the ni ?' . am ibwiiiibi. Blaekamlth A. L Potd wa ue.\t intro? duced bv the accused. Ho said : " J huve knowB Equipment-Yeomen Fife Blaee be first cams here. 1 bave beard hua use language showing bis feeling towards Ocas. mander Graham, ll- oi naaid:' hnn: I will have hm. <?? , DJ t-mar.iu! ?? I a:. 1 kicked ?nit of tin- navy. I one- beard him aay one ol the petty offloers should not Be fiii pp. -lover ' Jones, the machinist.' I rom im- personal koowledge aad bis gaaeral reputation on theee ships i would nut be. lieve him on oath. No, I do not se.? bow Fit.- had the authority to aay win? or should no' re-ealist. Pin ami l are not en frieadiy 'orm*. I baas Bay atateateat that I would not beUeVS him upon my psR. sona! knowledge >>( tie? man. IK? a. miaed me ?Arotielv ot tliitie, tiiat 1 did Bot do." Court adjourned aatil io o'clock M?-u day liioiiiiu -. MR, WILLIAMS^MEETINGS TO-DAY II? Will Close Hi? services at Trinity Other t Inircli Note?. Rev. M. ?i. Williams, whose meetings tin? past week at lr Bity Methodist church were attended by immense congregationfl mol resulted m over two bandied conver? sions, will oouciutle hio hiiior.* here to-day. At io o'clock tin morabog special ear? vices will OS hold in the Trinity Sun li/ school for tho b-nefit of tin- children. Mr. Williama will mase mi address on?l spend the hour in eflnrtf? for tue conversion ?if the scholars. At 11 th*? t-ervice will be in th.- n.am body "f tin? church, at winch um.-Mr. Williams will preach asid have revival service? at til?? close. |l0W nietn bei , w il l?e taken into the ohurch at this s?r\ io1. At night Mr. Williams ?rill preach iiLrain. his farewell sermon tor I will bo followed by a grand after-meeting and an overllowing meeting in the lei t:;r ?? room. Mr. Williams will leave on Mon? day for hi? home, in (?t-orjria. but expecta to return a^'am in tin? BpriBg or summer and continua the mod work in our city. " Deuth at a Frolic " will bo the subject of ltev. Dr. H. M. Whartoa*a addreaa ta men and boys at (?rove-Avenue llaptist church thi-? afternoon at 4 o'clock. Dr. Whart.m, whose htbon dariag the BOek at this church have been so ricblv Messed, will also prea.-h at 11 A. M. and 7:30 F. M . and will undress the Sunday bchool this moruing. Kovival service will be resumed at j Ftiion-Siatiiiu to-dav. Rev. Otorgo ; li. Hay will open the church for the rooep- I tion ot members at II A. M., on-1 admini?- | tor the ordinance of baptism. Hev. G. W. j Carter will address the Sunday school tt ; 10 A. M. and preach at 7:15 1'. M. There will !??? a special meeting of the recently-chartered Disciple*' I nion of Richmond anil Manchester at the Seventh Street Christian church this afternoon. Bishop Feterkin. of West Virginia, will preach at St. John's church this morning at 11 o'clock. The New Oratorio Roclely. The history of Binging societies in this city seems to have beeu ever attended with failure. One after another they have sung their Bongs and then passed away. Hut the singers of Richmond are apparently undaunted by failure, for quite a number ot them have recently organized a new so? ciety for choral work. The new society starts out under the most brilliant auapioes, aait includes about sixty of the best chorotis voies in the city, all ot whom are trained church-choir singers. The director ot the societv is Mr. J. hini-rv Shsw and Mr. Edgar 1- Jostis is assistant director and accompanies The chorus ia now busily at work rehearsing "The Holy City." which is one of the best works of the celebrated F.ngliah composer. A. K. (iual. and which was recently pro? duced at tho annual festival at Birmingham. 1 bis work will be produced some tune during the next two or three week? for the benefit ot one of the city churoncs. and tho soloists on that occasion will tie Mrs. J. fctnorr 8haw, Miss Mati'l Thompson. Mr. H addon S. YVatkins. and Mr. Douglass L. Leftwicb. QUEEN ESTHER THE IDEAL WOMAN Dr. Callseh Praaehe? a Special Sermon on Thl? Intere?tln|t ?abject. In view of the fact that to-day ia the Feast of Purim in tha Jewish church Bev. Dr. K. N. Callash preached a special ser? mon at. Beth Ahnba synagogue yesterday; on "Queen Esther." The congregation ( was unusually Large and th'?dl.Acourse wss , pr-ui ..unce.l one of the moet finished und. Bloquant ever delivered inthechurcb. ; ilr. Calmen began by saving that whi.e some writers have considered that the ?tory of Ksther is simplva poetic hctmn ami v. ritten with th- purpoee of strength? ening the people in their faith like the Book of Job and Solomon's Hong, he was inclinad to bslisre that it has a histories] basii?. and that the Ahasueru* <?f lha Book ..i batnsr Is Ideatioal with Kanus ttys tasposo* history, who rolad from sa? to 581 B.C. I h" narrative i? written in an unaffected manner, with a simplicity that denotes that the writer was evidently un a? quaintsd and unfamiliar with the wealth .if the court. I b? later***) centre* around M.-rilecai. llaman, and llsther Mamar, is an aaasaaltypo of tha ambitious prim.? minietet cruel, ?hrevd. an?l relentless. Morder?: is a character modest and BOBS? Miming, who doe, n. t put llimselt' into the foreground beeaaseoi me good fortuna of his kinswoman. yet proves iiimselt a hero in lint bOBI Of -langer. But the story Haass around Eather, who-? aaSBS is honored and loved in J< wish aimais. The varieras arisan wars full of h. r (.raise. Otbsrwotnon basa basa royal Spouses like Zenobia, etc., but thane, how? ever, were almost unset"-!. Esther never slapped OUI of ths sphere of womanly sweetness Bad dignity. Sin? is an ideal that men havo worshipped for esnturias back. I hu preacher then, in the beautiful lan? guage which asually eharacteriaea In* ser? mons, paid a graceful tribut.' t-> woman m bar various eapacitiea as mother, wife, and stator. H?- Paid that "th- hand that rock? the cradle ia the hand that rales tho world," and that woman is bibb's beat prea? her, teacher, and friend. W iicn the artist ?i-s r-s to pat his moat beautiful ideas intofotm be put ? it in th.- -nap? of woman. When ths i sinter put? opon the cauv.i? the idea o?blSSOU] In? p?a-e, tuer-a woman. When th! radl? of the w.,rl I ? moved, th? band tnat moves it is a woman's. Beautt fully the Talmud aaya : "Ood eoald not be every where, therefore h.> created wo? man.*1 Sweet ar- the thoughts that com? to our miada as w?- r>-i<t tos atoo ol Ea tbar, sad on this }oyoui Purim dayw? n ingle in glad cone? arse ths ioyuui songs that rang the praii n : Queen Esther, the ideal GOSSIP AJ_THE ARMORY. The New Trniip?r.mrt of ln.|iilry .Inked for ? l!.e, -nt I nlKI inrntg. The new oavalry troop, whiqh was or? l Friday night, bids fair to bs - d? roost flourishing military organiza. tionsinths city when fairly started, 01 the i . papers, etc., hase yet bean obtained, but forty-one men have already signin? ' intention to enliit, and Captain Edgerton B, Bogen bas been elected commandant ot the coinjpany. lha lieutenant? chosen ar?-: Mr. L. P. Campbell, president ot the Co:,.ne n Council, and Mr. Charlas A. Boss, s weU-knowa mal asiate agenl of th..cit.v. rbs n -!i-ron.m:.--:..ii. d officers will be appoint l al s later datebj the captain eleoL it ia expected tha m a few weeks ths t r. > ; > will bava as least sixty mem bora During ths e?-sion <>r the Legislature, and when the bill regarding tb? dutieeoi tho Adjutant.<i. in'r.?, ,Ve., was being COU ?idered, Colcael lo Lane stem, the In* ? -p. ?tor-iier.eial, mad-- statements before tti? commute? concerning several of the off! ? is wbieh were objected to and caused considerable eotnsMQt Ue assert m his opinion the odie irs favoring tJ wers guilty ?>t a i reach of disciplina ? ?I one! <?. Percy Has is, oaaoi tbi s Ivocatea ol the n . ? .-ed at tbs time that it aas Ins in? ntion to ask a court of inquiry, in ord.-r that the justice ot ti.barge Blight he ii. ; requested Govern . McKinney toordfers leasioo i ( the eoui '. bul Dp to the] tune bo act his -i:r--e ion bat be? d taki -i. i :,..,; dB :,t thai it was his intention to bave the matter thoroughly rentilsted, la order that the injustice of ths allegeti m might be pr ... n. i'iie following ^r" the recen! i ment? m the i i il U imenl ol lot utry : Company A?C. li. Dyson and B. A. Talley. Company B F, ?LSpott, A. I.. Bbslton, (>. l>. Bust, S. A. Wb?SS, an Id. ('. 'llloinp ?Ofl Company C?M. N. Anderson, C P. Carlton, s. \. Wolf, I., s. Beise, v. Kidd, II. Mr?;. Catdozo, and W. O. Winu. Company D?F. T. Wilkinson. Company F. W. A. Phillipe. HospitalCorpa?H. L. BurialL Kill M ???lue on (h n ri II Hill. An elegnatW RtnafRR w.-n teadered by Mi?* Kate Powell, i-anum Montgomery, aad Urna Jenkins toa large number of their frieadiat Powell- Hall Friday ave nim_. liris'ht lights, varied costumes, BWeel maaio, and pretty faces all w?-ut to lnak. np a scene of rare interest sad beauty. The antertaiameat opened with a grand march led Ly Mr-?. 1'iiiiipkins, goTgeoasly dreesed as a popp] R?d Mr. 1'ierce in full dreas. Mis- Pannie Montgomery, a pretty blon le, r> presented a Snoa Queen. Her costume, composed "i fieecy wlut.? material with iparkling bead dress t?> atateh and a very uir ?nee I Btutath, otada ? highly appropri? ate and qaeeaiy repr?sentation. Ihe fol? io ring were ameag the moat noticeable costume?: Mi?.? hat" Powell a* Twilight, in lavender lace with gold stars; Mrs. Bootwricbl a? Japanese: Mr?. Jenkina, Night; Misa Mau I Powell Tulip; Miss M. A. t Isyton, Buttercup: Mi.? Lee Bmitb, Miss B. Montgomery m Broadway Dale: Mis* Clara Bmitb, Hani Daogbter; Miss M. Floyd, Gipsy; Miaa Carrie Floyd, iNight; Mi~? M. Apperson, t?ips\ ; Misan. Williams, Fairy; .Miss .1. Pennel, Nurse; Miae Mjttu? Nenzel, Beb -i Girls. Miss s. fipparson, God. dt -s of Llberti ; Mis? J. Thornton, Sailor Girl; Mi-* P. Gentry, Huatrcea; M:.ss I.. Qsatry, Old Worn m Mi??? L ?lea. kin?, Baiabow; Mis- l.vi Mack,Gipsy: Mis* Blanche Cos and Mi-? Bond, Nurse. ? Miss H. Harrison, PeBUBt Girl Th? gentlemen wer?- aleo w?-u ooataaied, .1. Banderlia, Santa Claus; Gilbert ^.ih. 1 - white and Bmmett Goodwin, Two .lohn?: H. Rone,Dada; D. r^raneis, Basrinan; j. Bterliag, Negro Dade; 0. ?'? lutter.In dian; Charlee Mettert. Fnuce Georgs; C. !.. Tompkins, Hayseed: B. I.. Smith, I.? lier of the 11. nu m Hi.id; B. Bhoadea, ChinamanlJ. W. Brauer, Hunter 1 il. i.. Atkinson, Wooduaw??r; C.Francia,B black. M. Cl.I., Kuker; W. Bhaekleford, .lap; l.?-e Ferguson,Domino? J?'. Peraason, Sport; J. B. 1'oints, Farmer; Joba Jones, Prince; Percy St.-wart. Dade; F. W. l'itit-rway and a BBmber "f Others iti cos. tumo ami evstdag ?lr?-ss. At 10 o'clock the masks were removed. A I.eap-Year Hup. \ vary pleasant leap-y.'sr bop wa* given Friday night last at the rceidsncc of Mr, w. ii. Bleat, No. ran east Clay *tre?-t. by a number oi young ladn-s to their geatfaVasOa frieutls. . . The oompanv participated in ?lancing until U o'clock, when an elegant rapper ?.-?, :- reived; after which tiie torpsichoresa ph ;i-nr? - ?ero resumed and k??pt up until a late : 'ihe C mmittea of Arrancenu-nts wore: Miss>?.-s I.-l'a Blunt, Mae-'ie W.-IU, and Norma Edwarde. 1 he other young ladies present were: M.BBB9 Verier. I'roftltt, .1. ter. Maliory, Winfree, Htrshberi.', Ful? ler, and Matthews. 1 he geatlemen in at tendance were as follows : Messrs. Poisey, Edwards, Sr., blunt, Charleton, Traylor, Hszeii. Patch, Ciarrett. Fuller, vVoti?, l.d wards. Jr.. Anderson, Spenco, and Libby. Mr?. Hurtout aud Mr?.. Foizey were the chRparons. Monroe-Ward Democrats. A largely-attonded meeting of Monroe Ward D?mocratie dab was held last muht at Retd's i fall, on Second street. A num? ber of caud.dat?*? were present and speeches were made by M?-?sr*. Lacy, Blankensbip. ami (?raves, aspirants for the ? office of justice of the peace, aud by Cap I tain F.ppB and Mr. Smith, candnlat.es lor ! Cuv Serjeant. Ad?lr?-sses wert) also fin? I liv.-r.-d by Mr. Walter E. Orange, Colonel ? Spotswood, and Mr. Watson. The latter \ spoke ou behalf of Commonwealth s-At i torney H. M. Smith. Captain Brock an? nounced himself as a candidate for the ? City Council. Thje club adopted a raaoln. j tion condemning candidates who failed to attend the meeting. Mrs. Kendrlck'? funeral. The funeral of Mrs. Lucy King Kendrick ! took place from St. John's charca yester I day at noon, and was largely attended. j The serv?-e? wore conducted in an im? pressive manner by Rev. Dr. Burton, as? sisted by Bev. Dr. Newton. The pall-bearers were: Messrs. Frank Sterns, Thomas Potts, R. s. Brown, James Hargrove, John F. Mayer, and Mr. Murray. The interment was made in the section in the churoh-yard which has been owned I by the hong tauuly fur a number of years, TIIEPLEAOFGRYMES' HE ASKS FOB PARDON AND THE RE? MOVAL OF HIS DISABILITIES. Ths Petition ?Indorsed by Judge Alken and the Jary-ltepentant sn?l Pro rolles to l.lve a Hotter life. The petition for pardon and removal of tho ?ioliti?-al disabilities ot E. Huford Grymes was presento;! to th0 Governor yostorday aftorunon l?v Mr. J"!m A. Cur? tis, Colonel Alexander Arch?-r, and Mr. . Hay Thornton. The two last nani'-.l WSTC ; on the jury who BBBVsfrtad * ? r s i i ? i, 0 ?' onel Archer bavin?' beBB the ion man. ! The paper* aro qBitC bulky. I In v COBB-H of the usual rran?rript from thee Bri re? BOs-B, a petition ftt m l?fvn ? lroin Jadas Alken, who presided at the trial, and .n Bppt il signed by th-? jurv and . Witt. ?Btstrs's pgrtTios'. The petition of Grytnes, which is written in a bold hand. :s ?- fol Born?* ' i ricr. Vil.... . ? i' . . ,|.T, Rbtwihibp, If wt i IS, i- I To //-.? fikaal sei P. u. afi S m y, Ooxwrwari I would rcepeeti ally petitioo rotor Ex-I eellency t.?r release from imprisonment ami the removal of my political du Has, l have ilaeerely repented "t the ? . whiob led to my trial aud con? viction, eod I desire to lead abetl r life, and earnestly wish upon myrelmae from prison to be in a position t? anterapooa now Ufe un'!' r ?uch clrcumstan - - aa would better enable me to i s s iu| . my dept ndent famUy and i m I sincerely tirom se ?ou thai it ti?s ? i? ahowa ni?- I will i ; . r?_r.-t u. Most r ,?? atfuUy, Ihunedl V.. I<. Chymes. THK ITflMB- 1 1 : Judge AJkea. lettes read ? ; D-Bvn lb, v?.. Pebrnary fit, I - Hit Era ? ? ? /'. it. .l/< s mm v, (7on rat r ? MyDearBir, The family and friendi of K. B. Grymea desire to ask fi t b ? pardon a few i lav s b fore the expiration oi bis sen? tence, which wiil i-- torn ? i me dm next spring. I" relieve him soi lime i.? t ire he would be entitled t.? s du? charse I do n -t think would be a bad >-\. ample, end I therefore hope yon au proper todoi . i - I '? d be w?l b pel Hob and ash It. In aa interview with hia wit'.- alter tin frai, lo wo,.-ii abe ur..-.-?! me torscommen i hia pardon. I was much impressed by h?-r dei ? ti end Ball .command, bn duty would not permit me to complj ari i; h.-r request. Now, however, when be shall haveaerved no to a few daya of the pen? alty imp? ted, i feel that I may grant the unhappy woman'a appeal. Bhould my re? t?le sou to . I give ?t cheerfully. With very much esteem ami respect, i am voir-, ,\,-.. [signed] A. M. Axsbb? Th.- Rppenl of the jury is short ami in about tni urani lona. Pleasure at . ? , heights An i:iegint BeeeptlpR Oivea n>- .Mr. mi Ml?. M.u-lie. Mr. and Mrs. \v. K. Bache, of Barton ii reception I ; . trout I to U o't look. [_e bouse, which la beautifully con. structed for receit ing, h : - \-1 placed m rare pi n-' !??!?? thr igboul .is and parl?n. Myriads of lights from Ismpsof -, then lustre over the were perfumed with the odor i nn "i waa - ? i " thron out ths entire evening, the musioians be? ing cones ded I ? :iin>t an rlaborate wall of panne and ferns. An elegant ropp served. i tlonawei ? i r ? l .m-l white, th.i. . owl of hyacinths and tulips placed on a mirror, around which wa? twined a cord of ?milax. i impended from re. Mr*. Bache, soin.-mi a gown of pink silk m fr? ig, was assistt 1 in r. ? ? iving l?y Mrs M. B. Hard in, in bl i Mr-. .1. _, i . ?. tram, I rnami uta and by a the, Mrs. 11. irgi ",| n >, in crea \ . were: Mr. and Mrs. ' dr. an i Mr-. Bi nth, _ Mrs, Bheil nn I Mrs. Gi Mr. nii'l Mrs. White, Mr. an i Mrs. r, Mr. and Mm Paul, Mr, sn I Mrs I , i Mr, an i Mr-., Lam I . Mrs. Irwi;. .\its. Atkinson, Mrs. Smut/.. Mi-, Atkin on, Mr. and .Mrs. v Mr. and >i;s. Williams. Mr. ant Mi . i , Pi if -so;- and Mrs. Shaw, M.-s st-'wart. Mis. Danner, Mr. snd Mrs ater, Mr. and Mrs. rurpin, Mr. and Mrs. Johna, -Mr. and Mr-. 1 OX, Mr. at. II Captain and Mrs Fitz. Captain and ?, Mr. Faulkner, and Mr. CaldwelL niaient Beceptl >?? '?> ?'??? ?te*? Mme. I ?? Y. !.. I.V.? ? entertainment a' th.- reeideace of Mrs. II. Smitii. os ' Irov? avenno, I aesday ev,-uing. Mr. and Mr?. Bmith, I f their daughters, Mr-, ? ' i . U ? Lula and Emma Bmitl >*?** in every charming manu? r. Ai i present ? . ? Miaa Trans JonSB, cre.im albatross, ?hit ton, flow rs. M us Cornells Bell, Nile-green -ulk, pearl passementerie, liiu Lula Bmith, blue ?ilk. - Lottie Napier, white silk, natural flower?. M.-.? l?uth Harris, b'.u-j satin overdreei of whit' Miss May Hatcher, Nilo-green cashmere, chiffon. Mis* Becky Bpitxer, black not. natural floweta Mi-* Carre? Phillips, canary chiffon. Mil Emm i Smith pink .?ilk. Misa ?eorgie Stainbaok, bins esaslmsre, Miss Minnie Kelly, cr. am Mbatroas, na? tural Sowers. ,\?r-. \ :.-<? .'an", black I Mrs. Cooke,! blaok faille, stoel paaaa* rie. Mesara. Btith Bell. Eddie Bell, C Robbe, Bernard Webb, Bam Milla, W. J. Hillsman, Cbailie Hillamaa, Walter War n nor, Ordway Fuller, trank Brown, Hun? ter Blunt, Powell Nash, B. Wbittet, Jr., WiUie MeConnal, ?Charlis Biohardaon, 1 '.., Jones, and Henry Bmith. An si?gent collation - ik. New? .\linut the >!|,un ;, The greal event Monday night ?fill be the centennial banquet of Bichm ?ml Chapter. No, 3, at the Masoi ic I'emple, l? re Lodge, No. il, ? ufern itheaecond degree l"n I ^ n gbL Bar. George ?i. Ray visited Midlothian Wedoeaday aight and conferred I greeof Master Msson's Daughter and or ganised s Masonic Home Ladies Auxiliary association. Libertas Ledge ..f Peifeetion, Ko. I, Bcottisb Bite, wul hold its ngular monthly meeting Monday night, March Slat fourth anl fifth degree? will be conferred and a hire., numb w of i etitiona for the do* grseeto be conferred during the May re? union will be pre ? Lodge "f the Btrict ? Ibssrvsnoe, No 1 ff, wUl meet on Monday the Mtb* al which time the K. A. and P. C ?legre swill i?.? conferred and other interesting bnsinsss will be tTSnSBfltsd Thanks from tlin .lunlor*. A meting of the Joint Bibls sad I ?s Committees of th" Junior OrderUnnv 1 Aatesioea Meobaaies and Order United American Mechanics waa held at Qete* wo.id's Ha'i Friday mgbt, when *ae*artaof the rarioaa sob-committees wssa received and lulls for the expense* attendant upon the dessoatrattoBs and ri-u?.raising of rob? ruary J'j.l were ordered i A rSBOiUtioa wa- adopted thanking tho ministers of the cuy wm? had m r to their r?'?|U. st praaohs 1 ipeci ? * on the llibio in the public schools. Votes of thanks were *lso extended th.-?, ?. the Mayor of the citv. und lbs Bicbmoad How Hier? for tho salute; also, all ? tio-ri who had ia any way contributed to tue ssoesas of ths occasion. llost.iii ( ....n- ilmeu tu V .It Kicliiiionil. A committee of the City ('.??im-il of lio*. t??n will arrive in Biebmood Priday night ami remain over Saturday, i heir :.. is to inspect the City Hall. Tho Hub, like Biehmond, has outgrown its old City Hill, and the Boston Cousoil are now agitating the qaestion whether they ?hall enlarge tiio present building or erect a new one. ." ivriii.ni* un Hi ..i i Street. To the Etiii,/r or the Ininxi SB | The condition of tho pavements on Broad street between Hecoud and Seventh, when it rains n something terrible to be* I held, and 1 think a di-.gri.ee to our city. The pool? of water that remain ?luring and after a rain, interfere with walking to such a degree that ladies will not venturo out. Kindly advise me u landlord's can be j made to remedy this evil, orto whom must ; application be made to have tho nuisance I abated. Beply in Sunday's Dispatch and oblige Onb or M am y Surrauxas. If complaint is lodged at the City F.ngi ? neer"a office no doubt the matter will be ! properly attended to. A Vital Tllffer-tie?? I? Contra?!?. Suppose that you intend to create ? rust fund of tSo.OOO; that y ?u have nitud a certain object to be accomplish in twenty years from now sa- i?> -ta your son in business, or to furnish adow for your daughter, or t-> provide Again tho p?i??ibi!ity of want, for yoiirnelt ai wife in vour old age. or whatever the o may be, you wish to provides bra fund for the Bccomplishmsnl of it: th you prefer not to ?et as.d" si oaos the '? amount necessary, but wish to appoint trustee, and pay to him in annual mit? manta a pum aiifticipnt. wit1? iatsress si other Bcoatnalstiona that will result fro judicious management, to realiae tbs fc am ?uut of ?^?.iytH? at the end i if the tWOBt ysara p?mo that two upright ami conn? ' .nen. whose business it is to admini ter this class uf fiduciary funds, each S licit the appointment as vour trust Bol . your rights ami ? ?hall be ?ar. lid.v . narded by the laws, m oervision ol the State, and ample bon? t the post ibility of loss : and bot guarantee tin. sime amount of soeasaali tion in addition to ths profits oa your is tu. and thut both require I annual instslm? at to be paid by von. So tar there i* bo material difference i the merits <>f the two prop- ntionaor i Hi" m? n soliciting th.- trusteeship, but . uawfaii lo )fi'i '" >? ? ? ? . ha* "ii rud, a ? tpon regnssl at toe urrami*?tft . ? ?/ ?... . ! ... ? kl go? d bOllnSSS man would be able b rtter ver\ quickly. He w? say with, at heeital Is ? md, appoint a tro I administer it, pa', in m h u mis? If fi and pnv?sgeof knowing at any1. on of iu? b ' l ie foreg ing ia pi . ?. ? n tin? semi-toi ' of tl-.- \ ??? west, n M itual Lil ? In - Company ->t Milwan racts of other i wi ting in tuent insurai that all ?orpins or profit? -ar.. I i clase ol - anioPi.' and pail t.. ths bol l< rs policies, ? butta art entered J i,.. !,.? randt m ? Foi furl . r inf? rmal Iress Jona I!. Cary i Bon, Uei kgents, 1201 Mam !. \a. v ttbe ] ?? '. , I, the! ..- - i ?'I December. if:?1. the D gold ind ? ? ? I .'.r la-t the S- w ? orb H id | ? i. This . the gold r - gland, and t i i ? ? ; i mention? d, i imination of he Insurance department . lie that every -I- ubifnl item .? are [J...S . . , ? :> port ibowB a large 1891. l he New York Lil ? it. ??al ? i u lai in* ?'? ? | tile and base De ..-? . - tat M tin it : ? -i rud. ma to toe csoi . am um of |l.n b i- i.n ri I In-1 imp m' ? m bracea in ir (the i in l I and all ?a - interest t:.- ? . guardian, etc., bee till p. .- -i . :.-t ? - . Is gen y in a Bdn? It is organ: ted up ?n ? tar sn 1 embraces the besl I si i of all . be se? cured for ; within lafe busu sash i. ideaBj el i. Brte, 115 sa B irton M : ij a 1 lu.es. IrVl I > ch? .,? i are BOW tl irgest and I showfl here, Wl aun to design si ? rt K svervwhere, . ; ? ? convii.you of iteorigii ality. Bn i the tarnt , i ; l nal - targe tradt '???? ii"--'. . \. I Thl? T. II? the Tal.. F.Mi-pBtl M. l'i.. Man H If). l'W. Mr, Pill ??? Dear Sir, Please send me tweaty or t w< aty five pounda ol yoar l'r lil \ u can lend la one half er lb res. It lafoi a Beat? ?? fully yours, e receiving hundreds of Isttersof whieii sly a fair ui ? Xbe secret oi oaraucoaaeia that out to? baoco is at aolutely pur?-. _, i. Pu narroR <''?MTA?tr. " sjilen lui Opporliinitv." 'ih. ? ? 'i' i ?rieh rs' -pi? nd ?' Art do."is. Ar'i-ts' Proof . of the most notad artista ?.il erai inga, l ?;! Paintinga, 23 - . i ' I selectn : '. M. ob Monday, : i. : ,.?_', al their it ire. N itreet. ^^^^ A Me??i_e to III? hiiiimil. In the Acndemy of Masie I ? Bight at h 0 clock admission free i, by tl Mr. Davenp.rt. Ail arc LUVitt I. Ladiefl ? I _ Infaats'LoBgClonkaaBdCbildren - 1 l I ..; ? ' < tjr of new Btvles al K_u?_uNN? ? . i irth and Bi I'iaiio? at five llullar?. V---, tl i amount paid monthly will aveaiaa ? a i.i i'i.u.-i which ha- b.i asad from Manly I?. I. : .'. ? Main Btrt i a< ?r Ninth. The " Domeetio " s wingM-cbine Ootn? of Spring BI - I ?- bion Publi. .ih gusa will be furnl application. The ! ? diaplay ?-f Fine Art Goods in the Soiitii at I. fhers . Am :. I th?> Ruction V '.ay morning. Tii" n?-w Citv II ill will cost big -.. but \"ii cao sh >?? yourself with vsr at Heller's, m i T ? art l'r.?a l sir. Spring designs in tuttt-rn? a* shown bf s, wing Company, uro at il "f at!,-nt; IB. li _U 110 to anv address. \rt will attend the sale at Lett a :. Bi hers on Monday morning. Hellor's, :U7 <-H*r i!r h?-ad quartera lor tho best Bones at I print -. _ <?i i .o-, f ?r Churche?. Before buying it is the ?lutv of every aharch eomadtiee to get ?iur pr test our Organs. IfffBBB B, BklBRRJ I C>. Ladieaf Spring Jacket?. Blasera, and Newmarket.* in noboy, stylish makes at K ? I I- MA -, N ,1 ( . cc.riit.' Pourth ami Broad sti The latest i<lea* f?,r Ladiefl and Chiliron are beautifully iliastrsted in the Pattern Ful.heat ions f,,r bprt-ff, shown by ttie "Domestic" Bewina Machine C?)tiipauv, '?'J Mam street. Call and get a Catalogue. Early season novelties m Millinery at _ Kai'V-ann ,t Co?-, corner Fourth und Broad Btra?-t? Attend the ?ale of Loftwich Brothera' Fine Art Goods, embracing En_ravin_s. Artists' l'r...?t Etchings, Ac, Mouday at 10:30 A. M._ Call and be convinced that Heller, at 317 east broad street, is selling the best Bhoes for the mouey in Richmond. Every saloon in Bicbmond has Home ! Beer on draught uow. I Richmond has no nsw hotel, but it has I Heller's Shoe House, when* tbey are sail i lag the bast abose at lowest pnces. Phasen Pamilies in win b thai cal calino' !?? I. u and r-,other? Ifnagii a th. Piano, ve' i? . ? happier bv n.. throogh a vi-ii f?? Mai t. ?? ?tor?-, .Mai?. ranerillo? the li-,,. Al.,.' On tho lath, at i ip V, - i-l ' in-? ibip bail? ? I.llll ell- -1 .\ ? m ? H ? ble th' mug t.i wttn? th? i , i?any vv t ?r a ? ? - will be run to the the trn'ii will li Ohio ni.?engsr ? . M. It hi llore- ! Esstsr 1 iniw i at J. ff I F.very loyal citizen ? ! - cents i It's a? ?-'' "'? a< and - U..I? i. . I We ? will k i I Palms. Perns, u N Kvcrv ?ab? >n in V i ?n the greet i ' Orive it a tria ? I Be r. _ ggaansl for Home aaa^Ha^Baaaaal Vio!' ' - Rich riarn?"U Bl I I : Wh"n Baby w*? ' v. we When ?h?- wai a 'v When ?Uc Ua 1 ? m Kcal Mit' ? newest . . ? Kur Basset m the I ilrink th? tlr.-nf ?? l ' Jons i Patillas' D I? a vsl-i i \ i . ? i i ?lOH - St II i? . Inn A M \ ni vi" ? ? i ?: i BEEN, MM \ WILL 1.?. A Well-Dn is a pleasant1 young ??r ?.'.i. siiiii'i.- ? w.-ll .!t ? N r 1 "H.- w that lm pn?'ty and tan! ? towed l In q richly n- .t r ! in i. the ; s, however, wa lack of ehai ' ! w ' . tlii? g] ni? ailing : QUIET i i i ', short, th- clothin ? f th?} ?i : out ? v? ti ai "I-LASH He'. . iit?r, of t SU'dl. \\i I I'l'-.m in niakirj_ tip Our New Spring ? ami aa a r? - i.'. | J ClotLiug as are vim I If BO 1 jour custoii way pofB-ble ;? If. ou the ?dher In:.. take it for gtBB?w4 s-BBl : I -t, our :-,:;? M ? say by reminding jou that t we've describe?! c.?:. lowest of low prices. atar See our BBW BPBIKQ ? COATS. f?*r Bat our now ipt-_| LAV. (i ll AND BMAI I. CT.OIIII.M?. ar_r las our now sfgaaj ?' DERB1 HATS. BUT t?eo our lew -i NECKWEAll. ?r n M B?Si Opposite Post'?fl?