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Miller & Rhoads. Special Sale oi Sofa Pillows In the Art Needle? work Section. We have a fine assortment of slightly soiled Sofa Pillows in the art section in Floral and Conventional designs. All hnnil embroidered, some of them in Silk. Many of thoso Pillows have Silk Ruffles while others have Cords nnd Tassels. $4.00 to $12.00 have been the prices for these articles. To close them out we have divided them nil into three price lots. $1.50, $2.50, $3,98. French Hand Made and Domestic Muslin Underwear. Almost daily people tell us they never imagined such pretty things could be found anywhere in Eichmond. Many of them?such as our French hand-niado underwear, and our special lines of high class Domestic goods?cannot be found olsowhero than our store Fronoh hand-mndo and embroidered Corset Covers, $1.25. French hand-made Nainsook Drawers, hand embroidery, $2.25 and. $2.50. French hand-made, nnd embroid? ered Nainsook Gown, low neck and short sieves, trimmed with lace and wash ribbon, 57.00. French hand-made and embroid? ered Bonnets fnr infantb. Fino lawn all sizes, $1.00, Cambric Skirt with nn umbrella flounce of lawn i two rows of Vol. lace insertion nnd n Inco ruffle nnd dust ruffle. $2.75. Fine Cambric Wnlklnp Skirt, with nn umbrella ruffle of fine lawn and four rows of Val. lace insertion," lace ruffle nnd dust ruffle, $5.50. Good News For Book-lovers. AUDREY, SPENDERS, LEOPARD SPOTS, BATTLE-GROUND, VIRGINIAN, DOROTHY VERNON, HEARTS COURAGEOUS. 98c. EACH. Copyright Price $1.50.v I Social and ?Personal % I t The reading; and recitation given hy Miss Kato E. Puller at the Woman's Club last afternoon made ono ot tho plcasantest afternoon o? the season. Miss Fuller has a splendid voice, a voice whoso ilexJblllty and excellent training; render the gradations of thought and emotion ns expressed by her some? thing to wonder nt and thoroughly en Joy. Mrs. Befroy Introduced Miss Puller, who gave a rich and varied repertoire. It Included Tennyson's "Break, Break, Break," his "Bugle Song" nnd "Crossing the Bar," a number of dlalected poems from Paul Lewrenca Dunbnr, nnd other prave, gay and pathetic selections. .She Bddresscd a largo nudlenre, with many ?trangers in it, and was' heard by all with the greatest pleasure. An Informal reception was held after the programme was finished, nnd Miss Puller wns overwhelmed with congratu? lations and compliments. Redfields' Succession. Two young gentlemen?Mr. Henry "Rurnh.im Boone nnd Mr. Kenneth Brown ?Virginians by ndoption, who aro now ?spending their time in Albemarle county, near the Slate University, made no little t-'tlr in the literary world some years ?go by thiyp?bllca.tion of a novel, purporting to bo a-'-picture of Virginia social life, nnd cnlled "Enstover Courthouse." "Eastover Courthouse" has been followed hy "Tho Bedflelds' Succession," Just put on the book market hy Harper Brothers. The second hook Is not a sequel to tho first, though the seme is presumably laid in the samo section o? country, and jnnny of tho characters that figure in "Eastover CourUioas*" --T'y also in '?The Redfields' c ;?-=--, ?-- stlU the motif is quite diif---.--.-.-. r.-..? likenessvIn background nnd sun---'-..-??.? ??. :-.-z rither nn advantage than - ? ? --v >,- xhe plot Ik very Himple, the attira . ? ' I .- book lying in its color?n?? und -..-:??.,--.-.r'.zn-' tlon. in the fact ?? ?-? ? ----- :?.-?.:???. npprehended th.- of i**;'r,g. the sympathy, the BO :-.'?..-??;?-.|p s.r.d the loyalty prevailing in m.!fi7 Virginia neighborhoods betewen D- people who have been called us clannish as High? landers. The fact that neither Mr. Boon? nor *Mr. Brown are Virginians imparts to their second, nn to Ihr-lr first story, much originality and piquancy. It Is a great belli to see things from n point of view that in not so partial, but tint It can be gorid-humoredly critical. Ono catches the full flavor of circumstance with much greater ease, by perceiving Just ?whore, another hns fallen short of it because he hasn't been born with the tarto In his mouth, so to speak. "The Redfields' Succession," ns a whole, Is a most readable book, clear, clean end wholesome, full of the Joy In out? door Ufo nnd living and of tin; easy phi? losophy which ara characteristic of Vir? ginia. Its flow Is smoother, it? narration legs broken thnn "JJastovar Courthouse," One cnn but help wondering, In rending 11 <? book, who sat for the portrait of H igh Carrlngton and his wife, "Miss Nan"? who furnished the originals of Ft. Claire, General Gttiilt and Mrs. Bessie Taylor, The Impersonation on which the nuthors bnve expended most timo and caro is tl at if Trunnian flaut, their hero. He is r? i a complex problem, like St. Claire, 1 t he is right-minded and full of quail? ties that make for fino results. Messrs. Brown and Boone are to bo rongrati? Inted on having produced a piece of fic? tion that evinces a distinct advance in the special line to which they have hitherto devoted tlu-lr efforts. Their hoek Is for sale In Richmond by the Bell Book and Stationery Company. Esther to be Repeated. The oratorio of "lather, the Beautiful Queen." is to be repeated at S o'clock to? night in the Young Men's Christian As? sociation Auditorium for the benefit of tho Finit English Etitheran and Venable f?ireet Baptist Churches. The oratorio will be directed by Mr. and ?Mrs. S. 8. Perkins, with the following cuft of characters: Esther, the Queen, Mita Martha M. fc'nend, Aheuerus, the King, Mr. James E. B-unbar, Human.Mr. J. B. Mitchell, Mr ?-decaf.Mr. "\V. ],. Baile?, 7? le.ffh. Haninn's wife, Mies Adele Ogilvlo, Moidecai'a ulster.?..Misa Su* liogaa, Piophetcss.Mrs. Charles E. Smith. Persian Princess.Mrs. W. L. Bailes. Median Princess.Miss May Walker. High Priest.Mr. A. J. Schultz. Herald.Mr. W. J. Morrissott. Ilegal.Mr. Smlthie, Queen's Maids of Honor, Miss Lottio Derieux, Miss Llllle Smith, Keresh's Maids of Honor, Miss Mngglo Wood, Miss Maggie Fleming. Maid of Honor.Miss Flossio Connelly. King's Guards, Mr. Archie Duke, Mr. John Shaw. Scribe.Mr. Spencer Holdcroft. Tho success which has already attended tho presentation of this cantata and tho n.imes which appear in tho programme are the best guarantee of the excellence of the entertainment and of all it promises for thoso who are fortunate enough to attend. Benefit Recital. A drawing-room song nnd verso recital for tho benefit of the library fund of the Church of the Holy Comforter will be given to-day, May 19th, at No. 92G Park Avenue. Mrs. Henry T. Meloney and Miss Marie Leahy will present the programme. Tick? ets may bo secured from tho following Indies: Mrs. George L. Pender, No. 1521 Han? over Street; Mrs. Thomns Adkins, No, R02 Bast Franklin Street; Mrs. John Tyler, No. BIG West Franklin Street; Mrs.. W. A. Williams, No. ?M0 West Grace Street; Mrs. W. MoK. Mnrriott, No. 1410 Park Avenue; Mr?. J. B, Tyler, Jr., No. 2011 Fark Avenue; Mrs. M. C. Sentry, No. 101 West Main Street; Miss M. P. Harris, No. 202 East Main Street; Miss Annie Ball, No. S22 Park Avenue. Tho Kate Wheelock Whist Club will meet with Mrs. I. N. Jones, of No. 918 Park Avenue, this evening. The regular monthly meeting of the Masonic Homo Auxiliary will be held at tho Masonic Templo to-day at ?1 P. M. Richmond Cotillon, The Richmond cotillon, of wblch Mr. Henry Hotchltlss is president, will give another of tho germai? which have W?r?23g33gJ**TTf-^ Refrigerators, Go-Carts, Furniture at the Smallest Prices Ever Known, and On Special Terms of No Notes. No Interest. '^mmf^I^Ki^^U 7 and 9 W. Broad St. proved so delightful, at Lakeside, on May 2Dth. All the young people In tho smart so? ciety set nre looking forward to tho eve? ning with a-lslons of delight. Personal Mention. Mrs. Isaac Rend, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Is visiting lier Sister, Mrs. John A. Lan? caster, of No. 30'J West Grace Street. Mr. and .Mrs. Jamus West Pogram have Issued Invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Emelo Pogram. lo Lieutenant Rutus L. Johnston, United States navy, Tuesday evening, Juno 2d, nt 3 o'clock, in No. MX, Park Avenue. Miss. Llazlo Coni-ftd, of Danville; Miss Clnrn Tlnslcy, of Gloucester, and Miss Mercer French, of Newport News, are ?i-lsltlng Mis Sara Harvio, No. 112 South Third Street. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mnynes announce the npporaclilng marriage of their daugh? ter. Miss Julia Mnynes, to Mr. Bernard 0 Pucker, tho ceremony to take place June 9th. ? ? ? Miss Lina Shields and Miss Elise Stoke? ar? attending a cottage party In the Woodward cottngo at Virginia Beach. The party will stay for a week and tho other members aro: Miss l.tly Woodward Miss Belle Stone, of Warreiiton; Miss Virginia Pnyne, of ITnrrtsonburg! Miss Isabelle Stone and MIfs Polly Mason, of Washington; Miss Bello McGIll, of I.-tos btiig; Messrs. William Wrchn, Charles Bowdoln, Henry Maiipin, Waller Sharp Waller Payne, Iliinlci- Bell, William Laudot. Miss Jessie Jones Is visiting Mrs. Foster Murray, ot Norfolk. Mls.i Alice Old, of Norfolk, who hn? been tho guost of friends here, expects ta leave for home thin week. v Invitations have been sent out to the wedding breakfast Mowing tho marriage of Miss Page Carr to Mr. Marvin Thomp? son, on Juno 3d, at the brldo's home, In Washington. These cards havo been limited to the Immediate families and closo personal friends of tho brido nnd groom. Mrs. R. T. Hunter nnd Mrs. George P. Stacy left last Saturday night for New Orleans, whero they will spend reunion week. ? ' ?.' ? Mr. Robert Page Burwoll, his best man, Mr. Frank Strlngfollow Burwcll. Mrs. B. Lewis Burwell and her son, Wiley Bishop, will leave to-day for Greensboro, N. C, where Mr. Robert Page Burwell's mar? riage to Miss Ne]lio LciKn Ecltles. will talto placo at D P. M. to-morrow. Mrs. H. H. Harris, Jr., of Lynchburg. Vn.. Is tho guest of tho families of Mrs. 13. B. Harris nnd Professor R. E. Gaines, Richmond College. BOARD WITHOUT A QUORUfl President Turpin and a Faithful Ten Were Present. Failing to secure sufficient members to constltuto a quorum. President Tur? pin last night adjourned tho Board of Aldeimen. Only ten membors, including the presiding officer, wero present at 9 o'clock, nn entire hour after stated time for convening. Those present woro Messrs. Adams, Allen, Buhen, Cottrell, Gllman, Mann, Sheppard, Whlttet, AVood and Turpin. It Is hardly prohablo that another ses? sion will be called this month, ns no matters of pressing moment are awaiting consideration and action. The meeting lnst night was for the purpose of dis? posing of such matters as failed of con? sideration at the last regular session. Had a Rough Voyage. The following extract ?from a. spicy let? ter written aboard tho Kalter Wilhelm II. by a Parisian lady to her Richmond friends reminds us that perfection has not been reached in the building of ships: "To-morrow we are duo at Cherbourg, hut wo are already twenty-four hours late?no wonder! as waves and wind and storm have done their best to keep us from Ba Pello Franco. Wo havo not lr.lt our berths since we parted from our dear ones. Yesterday at nine, all tho dead lights wero down and tlio electric lights went out, and we pitched nnd rolled all night. If you should meet In thl?. world, or the botter ono beyond, tho man who wrote "A Life On the Ocoan Waves," would you give him a message from me?anything that would make him feel pleasant would do? I wish for bettor things for even my enemies than days at sea." Married Sunday Morning. Immediately after the servlco at Fair mount Methodist Church Sunday morn? ing, Rov. J. O. Babcock, the pastor, re? tired to tho parsonage, whero ho perform? ed the marriage servico of Mr. Alexander Purnott and Miss Bertha Peace, both of Hanover county. Mrs. WIngileld Glbbs, of Venable Street, accompanied tho bridal pair to tho min? ister's. Mr. nnd Mrs. Burnett loft Immediately for their futuro homo. REV. MR. WALTHALL TO ACCEPT CALL Mizpah Consents to an Ar? rangement With Over brook Church. On Sundny, the 17th, after sermon by the pastor, Rev. D, K. Walthull, thero was, according to previous notice, a con? gregational meeting of Mizpah Presby? terian Church, on Chestnut Hill, to con uldor the call of Overbrook Church, on Hart?n Heights, for part of th? pastor's services, Rov. P. B. price was modera? tor for the meeting ,and Ruling Elder Frank F, Itennlo was tho seorotnry. The following recommendations by the ses? sion were unanimously und harmoniously adopted: 1st. That Mr. Walthall preach for the Overbrook Church evory Binnlay after? noon. 'Jd. That he bo releused from preaching at Mizpah on Sunday nights. Bd. That tho weekly leu turo and prayer mooting be ut Mizpah on Thursday night, so that Overbrook Church -may have theirs on Wudnosduy night, for excellent reasons. It was shown to be practicable for the Mizpah people to attend at Overbrook on .Sunday afternoon. Tlio pastor expressed bin Jiigh appre? ciation of tho kindness of tho congrega? tion in ull tilings, inid on the behalf of th? congregation thero? woro cheerful .?nul pleasant expressions of sympathy With their pastor, and of a desire to In? crease his Bupport, as well lie hla use? fulness by tho proposed arrangement. Tim action of this meeting will bo sub? mitted to East Hnnov?r Presbytery for ratlllcatlnn ot Its Adjourned mooting at tho Second Presbyterian Church on Mon? day, June 1st, at 11 A. M., ut which timo. it may bo pvoat-iiiod that the call of Overbrook Church will bo placed In Mr, Walthall's hands and accepted by hlin, and arrangements mado for hla Installa? tion. Commencing last night, Mr. Wal? thall Is preaching every night this week at Overbrook, and up to Thursday night, when Rov,. Dr. Cocll le eupoctt-d to l-i each. *? . . y> $3.50 SHOEWAB?! You can Save from if 3 to $5 this Spring by wearing W. t. Douglas $3.50 Shoes. They equal ^MMMHifflfMMtiM thoso t h a t ;S ^--^ ? have boon :a costing you :? $5 t? 80. The ;S iimiKMisesalc 1' Sill minensesalc is fet^-f?*$V N^sn ": ?roves their :g SpE ?fofe ?S?I itiperi?Hty. s pf ** ?T? S You should '5 - fe?jv ?y 3 have two ? 1 * ? ?. .11. ? iMw.?*??\l\ -j pairs during ;5 ip;V,sfeW;.'v t he spring is %. . '..^0 ? and sumnier j? i?j Y,"1-<""''"- /?sits. -? pidrof'high $m$k^<0EE$? cuts and ii'.?-;Wg?| pair of ox- ^WV.W.VW.'A'.WM1'*^ fords. "Dotl'ipay $10 to $12 for these two pairs when you can get as much style, comfort, 'anil service in two pairs of W. L. Douglas shoes for $7. W. B. Itniigbi? InnfccS und sell* inoro men's W.-?.r.n shoe? lliiin any other imiii ufiieliuoi-In Mio irorlil. Made of the best Impnrtal and American leathers Including Patent Corona Kid A l'aient Corona Colt. Doya nil tvoar Vf. L. Dounlas shoes. Price, $2.OU and$1.7G. Fast. Color liyelels used exclusively. RICHMOND: 623 EAST BROAD ST. RUSSIANS WANT ALL OF THE TRADE American Manufacturers Suf? fer as Result of Coercion in Manchuria. (By Associ?t (.'il Prca?.) PRIvIN, May IS.?China, In reply to further representations of the United States nnd Japaneno ministers hns again pointed out tho Impossibility of including in the commercial treaties the opening OPEN MANY INSTITUTES Methodists to Raise BI-Cen tenary Fund. FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND Dr. Lambeth's Aged Mother Returning to Work in China?State Univer? sity for Brazil. Notes. Official announcement was made here yesterday by the Rev. W. R. Lambeth. 1). L)., general secretary ot the Board or Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to tho effect that tho board has Just decided to raise a bl-conlenary fund of ??oo.Ooo, to bo devoted in part to foreign and In part to homo missions. Tho movement will bo commcmoratlvo of tho two hundredth unnlvorsnry of the birth of John Wesley, now being celebrate?! In this city. Particular Interest attaches to tho an? nouncement locnlly. In view of tho fact that tlio great bulk of the money will ho \ised In tho establishment In different parts of the country of institutions mod ek'il after ono In this city?the Methodist institute for Christian Work, ot Nine? teenth and Main Streets. As much as $."50,000 will bo devoted to this purpose. Already It hns been decided to open places at St. Louis, Now OrlonnB, Birming? ham and El Paso. VISITED INSTITUTE. The movement may bo said to grow out of tho great work of the Rev. Georgo II. Wiley In this city. At Nineteenth and Main Streets, In tho very heart of the section most needing such attention, ho has opencil a big building. In it he has reading rooms, restaurant, dormitory, sewing school, night school and what not. Recently ho hns begun to establish baths. INSTITUTION FOR CHRISTIAN WORK. to trade of Manchurian towns, owing to th?$ Russian opposition. Tho American minister proposes that China open Mukden, Harbin and a small port at the mouth of the Talu River. C. C. Baldwin, of New York, a repre? sentative of the Southern cotton mills, who has investigated the trade condi? tions In Manchuria, reports that tho American cotton trade was increasing enormously until recently, when tho Rus? sians began to exert pressure upon the Chinese, amounting to coercion, forcing orders for Russian Arms amounting to 800.000 bales of goods, which otherwise would have gono to America. Mr. Baldwin says the foreign firms complain bitterly of the difficulty of con? ducting business under the. Russian ad? ministration, and he declares that unless Russian absorption of Manchuria, the United States will be deprived of a prom? ising market for cotton In a very few years. NO PROGRESS MADE ON CHINESE TREATY (1\S Associated I'res?.) ' WASHINGTON, May 18,?No progress Is reported from the United States tr'enty commission In China, and flie exact na? ture of tho obstacle to tho consumatlon of the trado treaty is not known. The Chinese commissioners make one state? ment in the matter, the Russian govern? ment makes another In conillct, and the commissioners do not know which to be? lieve. It Is probable that tho State De? partment may fee] It necessary to cause the Chinese government to give moro de? finite instructions to Its commissioners. ? GOOD ROADS FOR GOOCHLAND Meeting Held Yesterday at the Courthouse?Rlch monders Present. A large end enthusiastic moetlng In tho Interest of good roads was held yes U-rday at Gooohland Court house. The meeting elected Mr, P. A. L. Smith chairman nnd Mr. J. C. Page socrotary, and a resolution was passed directing the chairman to seleot two gontlemen from each district, who with' the supervisors and the chairman should constitute a oommittee to report ft p!?"? ?or working the roads and a schema to raise the money to do the work. They are to re? port at a meeting to he called by the chairman at some future court day. .ludgo A. K. Loaka addressed the meet, ing ami offered the resolution. Hon. D. H. Leake, Mr. B. P. Dupuy and ft num? ber of gen'lemen addressed the meeting, Tho feeling Is vory strong In favor of a now system' of road Improvements and tho committee selected by the chairman will bo repoiisontatlvo men who will tak? tho work up and push It forward. A mmibor of criminal casesr '?ver? call? ed, but for various reasons were post. poned. Several prominent lawyers from Rich? mond wero present, among, whom wore JWx. Hill Gmtm ?noVi'L'-W* Ooodwyn, Tho work he does is thoroughly practi? cal, nnd it Is attracting attention through? out the entire church. On Sunday last Dr. Lambeth stopped over In Richmond on his way North, and on that evening- ho vlslted-tho institute and spoke, His Inspection of tho place wart eminently satisfactory to him. He spoke In the highest terms yesterday of Mr. Wiley and his work, Then he made tho interesting statement concerning the money to be raised. Tho Institutes in the other places will, ho said, be mod? eled after the one hero. Mr. "Wiley will be Invited to the different places to speak and set the ball rolling. The remaining $150,000 of the bi-contonary fund will bo used for building and equip? ping colleges In China, Japan, Korea. Mexico, Cuba nnd Brazil. UNIVERSITY FOR BRAZIL. In discussing tho work in general Dr. Lambeth made tho exceedingly Interesting statement that tho President of Brazil and the Minister of Education of that coun? try had asked that tho Rev. J. M, Lander, D.- D., president of tho Methodist College In Brazil, be permitted to come to Amer? ica and study university work, with a view to opening a great State University in Brazil. Tho request was mado through the Rev. IT. C. Tucker, a son-in-law of Bishop Granbery, of this city. Dr. Lan? der has neeeptod the task and Is now In Chicago pursuing tho work. In connec? tion with the Methodist College In Bra? zil, which Is named the Granbery College, after Bishop Granbery, of this city, Dr. Lambeth stated thnt ho wished to raise ?l?.OOO for tho Institution, 1ho money to bo lined In tho erection and equipment of buildings. I Dr. Lambeth is now on his way to New York. He Is going there to bid good-bye. to his mother, who, though seventy years or moro In ago, Is going back to China to continue her missionary work. Finances in Good Condition. At the call of tho chairman ex-oftlclo, Mayor Richard M. Taylor, tho Sinking; Fund Commission met yesterday at noon In tho ofllce of the Commissioner of the Revenue in the City Hall, at which timo a report from City Accountant Carl ton McCarthy In reforonco to the condi? tion of tho assets wns rocelved. Aocordlng to the Spoclal Accountant, the assets are lntaot and the finances In general, are In tine condition. Mr. Thomas J. McDowell, of 712 North Twonty-seoond Street, has returned homo, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Leila B. Goodllff, with whom he haB been spondlng a long and delightful visit In South Carolina. Established a Century Ago. Wedding Silver Sterling Gifts.1? Individual pieces and com plete services In all the jig proved styles and designs at prices that are the lowest when quality is taken into account, fif"Upon satisfactory references we will be pleased to send goods on approval. GALT ?t BRO.. JBWBLLRRS, SILVERSMITHS, STATIONERS, HOT Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C. . -?-.?"_... .'.'.JJ For Quick Clearance Wo havo placed on scparato tables all tho Odds arid Ends and broken lots of Boys' Knee Pants Suits?and offer them, beginning this morning, at strictly half prices. \ $3.00 Suits reduced to $L50 4.00 Suits reduced to 2.00 5.00 Suits reduced to 2.50 6.50 Suits reduced to 3.25 7.50 Suits reduced to 3.75 8.50 Suits reduced to 4.25 DECISION REVERSED L. and N. Wins Case with In? terstate Commerce Comm'n POINT OF COMPETITION For this Reason it Is Held that the Rail. way Has a Right to Make a Cheaper Rate to Atlanta than to La Grange. <Rr Assoclnted Pre*".) WASHINGTON, D. C, May lS.-The United States Supreme Court to-day re? versed the decision of the Interstate Com? merce Commission vs. tho Louisville and Nashville Railroad and other railroad companies, whose lines constitute a con? tinuous lino between Now Orleans and Atlanta. The case aroso out of a charge mado to the efttict that there Is discrimination made against tlio town of LaGrangc, which Is on tho lino between Now Orleans and Atlanta, and to which It la alleged that a higher rate was charged than on good3 from New Orleans to Atlanta. In reading tho opinion of tho Supremo Court, Justice White stated that the rec? ord of the case showed that Atlanta is a point of competition which Is reached not only through New Orleans, but throughout the country, and on this ac? count tho court finds, In accordance with previous decisions, that there was no dis? crimination in the charging of n higher rate for a point on tho line nearer tho point from which tho goods had been shipped than to the point of destination. and that point was Atlanta. Ho said that decisions of the court had established be yontl question tho right ot railroads to make concessions to cities like Atlanta when it Is a point of competition. Ho said tho rato fixed from'Now Orleans to LnGrnnge was the rate from New Orleans to Atlanta plus tho rate from Atlanta to LaGrnuge, and he Bald that In tho case ot a refusal to allow tho railroad to make a greater charge they could avoid any restriction of that kind oy first Shipping to Anlanta nnd charging tho full, and then reshlpplng to I.aGrange and charging the local rate. Ho said thero was no earthly ground for tho contention of tho commission that tho rato was unreason? able. OBITUARY. Funeral of Mr. Cardozo. The funeral ot Mr. Kdward Singleton Cardozo took place at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon from his residence, No. 15 South Third Street. The Interment was made In ISollywoorl. Tho rwll-hearers were the old comrades who served with Mr. Cardozo In the Army of Northern Virginia. A detail of tho Richmond Howitzers fired a salute over the grave. Miss Nellie Hendricks Bryant. (Special to Tbe Tlmrs-nispntcli.) FRANKLIN, VA., Muy lS.-This wholo community Is mourning to-day because of tho death yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock of Miss Nellie Hendricks Bryant, the bo loved daughter of Dr. J. P. Bryant, a prominent physician of this place, who was for years a member of the Demo? cratic State Central Committee nnd was a candidato for Congress from this dis? trict last year, Sho was in the full flush of young womanhood, about 21 years of ago, bright, cheerful, handsome, accomplished With a loving and lovable disposition nnd wns probably the best loved and most popular woman, young or old. In this wholo section, Rho always had a kind word and a smile for every ono, and though highly accomplished In all so? cial mattors nnd thoroughly enjoying them, they never causcfl hor to forget to visit tho sick or cheer tho sorrowing. She was /? member of t'ho Methodist Church and Sunday-school, had a splendid voice and often sang beautiful solos In the church services. Sho wns tnkon sick a llttln loss than ?? four weeks ago with what appeared at first to bo the grip, but which rapidly developed Into a malignant attack of ty? phoid fever, and despite all tho efforts of her father and'Drs. Cobb and Do Rnr denavo, of this placo, and Dr. L. LanA ford, of Norfolk, and the careful nursing of a trained nurso, and her sister and her friends, sho gradually became worse and passed away yesterday a? above Btnted, Her remains wero Interred this after? noon at 6 o'clock at tho oemotery at this place. Angus McNeill Lloyd. (Rpoelnl to Tlio Tlmes-niiipnteh.) NORFOLK, VA., May 18.?Angus Mo Nell Lloyd died nt his residence, 341 Boush Street, lost night. Ile ^ had been sick for nlno weeks from cancer. He was horn In Charleston, S. C, In 1840, nnd was the son of a prominent banker. He served In tho Confederacy during tho war ?nd ran tho blockade from Charles? ton to sell cotton to raise funds for tho government. After the wai ho went to Now York to become book-keeper for the llrm nf Houndtree & Co , and was the cause of that firm starting n branch here, He loaves a wife and a son seven? teen years <'f ago. He married Miss Sai? lle J? nee, tho daughter of "William R. Jones and the sister of Mrs. George 13. Bowflon. The funeral will occur from the resi? dence In Boush Streot to-morrow at II o'clock, and will he conducted by Rev. Dr. J. J. Taylor, assisted by Rov, Dr. J. M. Barr. ? ,_, Mrs, Ruth Getz. (Special to The Times-Dlspatoh.) WOODSTOCK, VA., May 18.?Mrs. Ruth Gets died at tlio home of her daugh? ter, Mrs. BenJ. P. S trickier, at New Murluit, on. "?Voduesday? in her elgUtjy fifth year. She was confined to hor home on account of paralysis for some time, and Is survived by six children. W. E. Upshaw. (Speelnl to Tlin Tlme?..nl?pitcb.) ETNA MILLS, VA., May IS.?The fu. nornl of Wllllurn J3. Upshaw, superln? tondent of the po?ir of King William county, who died on tljo 14lh at 11 P. M.( was conducted Saturday at 10 A. M. by Roi*. C. II. Williams, his p:i?=tor, at Dp worth Methodist Church, South, 'nnd Wim largely attended. Mr. Upshaw was nn in? valid, having had the rheumatism for years. Ho was drawed no ho could not walk. It la thought the county Judge will appoint Asher Upshaw to take the plac? o? lila father. d. Sheridan Newman. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) GORI50NSV1LLU, VA., Muy 18._Mr. J. Sheridan Newman died at the home of his father, Mr. Heub.-n Newman, near Somerset, Saturday night, about 8 o'clock, after an Illness of about two weeks with typhoid fovor. He was a brother to Mr. H. S. New? man and Mrs. Barton Cameron, of Rich? mond. For several months past he hnd been connected with Messrs. Liokwood and Company, bankers of this place, ns clerk, and while here made a host of friends, i-is funeral took placo from his fathers residence- Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Samuel Hockman. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) ?WOODSTOCK, VA.. May lS.-Mr. Sam uel Hockman, aged about forty six year?, died ptujdehly at hl?j home, In Edenburg, Shenandoah county, Saturday night. He was at his ? regular work Saturday, and about 10 o'clock was taken sick, dying from a hemorrhage of tho lungs about two hours later. Ho is survived by a young son, aged twclvo years. Engineer Myers. (Speclol to Tun TlmM-Dlipatr-h.) FRETDERICKSBURO, VA., May 18. Engineer Myers, a well known citizen of Orange county, was paralyzed while at work, and died a In short time, lie was forty-f.vo years old nnd leaves 3 wlfo and several children. Miss L. Herndon. ?-Rpofliil to The Tlinen-Dlipatch.) FREDERICKSBURG, VA.. May 18. MIss L. Hernden, eldest daughter of Mr. Crockett Hernden, of near Locust Grove, Orange county, while assisting- her mother In household duties suddenly gave a scream, fell to the floor and ex? pired. She was twenty-one year3 of ago and died of heart disease ABSOLUTE LIE, SAYS SENATOR PLATT TBr Awoclnted Tren.) NEW YORK, May 18^?Senator Thomas C. Platt to-day denied tho statement made by Mr. Tullock, cx-cnshle-r of the Washington post?nico, that ex-Superln tendent Beavers, salary and allowance division of the Postofllco Department, as? signed nn official to use his influenco to get bonding business for a bonding com? pany -which Senator Plntt's son Is Inter? ested In, saying Senator Platt would greatly appreciate It. ? "The statement is nn absoluto lie, and Tulloch know It was a lie," said the Senator. "I have no Interest directly or Indirect? ly In any bonding company." SOUTHERN RAILWAY WINS SUIT AGAINST STATE (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, May IS.-The United States Supreme Court to-dny roversed the decision of tho Supreme Court of North Carolina in tho case of Southern Railway VB, Allison. Tho case was a proceeding for damages owing to an accident, but tho point of interest was tho ouestton aa to whether the railway company had so cured citizenship in tho State of North Carolina by filing its charter in that State when it had been incorporated in tho State of Virginia. The State- court held that it did become a citizen by that proceeding, The opinion to-day took tho opposite view, holding that citizen? ship-was confined to the State In which tho charter was granted. The decision was Uiereforo favorable, to tho rullroai? company. _ POSTAL CLERK PUT UNDER ARREST (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) SPARTANBURO, B. C, May 18.?D. O. Hart, night clerk at the postofllco at this place, was arrested to-day for robbing tho malls. His preliminary trial began this nfternoon before United States Com? missioner WllUnin MoGowan. but owing to absence of important witnesses was continued until to-morrow, Hurt being placed under $500 bond. F. J. G. Puls!, p?ior. post?nico Inspector, gave damau Ing testimony against him. -. Held Impromptu Reception. Mrs, Georgo Atkinson, of No, 610 North Eighth 6'treot, gave an Impromptu recep? tion to a few friends last evening, It bo. lug the unnivresary of her birthday, Mrs. Woolllng, Miss Evans, Miss Kennell, Mrs, Turner and Mrs. Short assisting In mak? ing the evening u very pleasant one. Chocolate, cukes, fruit and other light edibles were served, PROF, H, W. WEST, Life Render. Tells If you? friends are true or falsei whom you are to marryj fives reliable information on a}l u n d e r t a kings? teaches you- the gowsr to influence others. Read? lngB, 60c, Offloea private? l.v arranged, Vit CAPITOL OTRKUTT,