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Coats for Women. $12.50 Buys a Kersey Coat Worth S18.50. Empire style in Green, Blue and Black Lightweight Kersey, piped with Tan Broadcloth. The body and sleeves lined with Satin. ? Very handsome looking garments, and only sold at such a low price because we bought them late, in the season. h Neatly nnd stylishly maclo Black KERSEY COATS for 8T.B0, but worth" COVERTS, KERSEYS nnd GRAY MIXTURE COATS, sumo In Empire, t>th.r_ Automobile styles?. Excellent vj?u?a at #10.00. Bought at a reduc? tion on wholesale price. ten dollars oiUrllcr In tho season. 45 Inches long. New sarments. Stylish Co&ts for Young Girls Between 10 and 16 Years Old. Nice range of styles between $5.00 and $10.00, representing Coats worth from $6.00 to $16:50. We're noted for tho good tailoring on our tliepe Coats aro fully up to the standard. ready-made garments, and ?R.OO for Kersey and Cheviot C o n t s, worth $f..00 and' $7.50. CO.RO for Novelty Cloth Coats, worth ?10.00. PT.fiO for Ker? seys, Cheviots nnrl Mixtures? coats ' w o r t h $10.U0 to $13.50. $10.00 for styl? ish looking mix ? tures. T h o s o Coats are worth $10.50. FE SHOWING OF RAILROADS Atlantic Coast Line and Chesa? peake and Ohio Publish Earnings. THE END OF FREE PASSES Some.of the Casualties of the Year Not Caused By the Railways. .The AtlanUc Coast Line ?Railroad earn- ! lugs for November were: Gross, $2,115,769, an increase of $167,898. The operating ex? penses were $1.341,3-7, an increase of $184,524, making tho net earnings $774,422, a' decrease of $16,626. From July 1st the gross earnings nmount to $0,207,705, an lucreasc of $774,404. Tho operating ox ' penses during that timo were $6,282,713, ?; an increase of $7"D,O09, showing a. not ? earning of $3.014,992, an " Increase of The ? Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company's comptroller, Mr. ' J_. F. SulII ;. \;ju, has Issued tho following statement, .-iiowing tho earnings of the road for the mom h of Nevcmber and since July 1st: Cross earnings. $2,033,4-_.76; less ex? penses, $1,221,084.69; net earnings, $S12, 19S.07. Fron? July to date: Gross earnings, 19,810,0-7.-4; less expenses, $5,S99,442.18; net varnings, $3,910,SS5.45. ,. . Free Passes No More. ! The Railway Ago regarding tlj. move? ment to abolish free passes, says: The great eastern trunk Uno companies have once moro and positively, resolved to cease the practico of Issuing /reo pass-f-s, outside of the l-allway service. The New York Central, Pennsylvania; Baltimore nnd Ohio, Rending, Jersey Central, Delaware. ,l_a_ka wanna Mid Western have nlready made public an? nouncement of their purpose. The order of President Cassatt, of tho Pennsyl? vania, which Intimates that the reform Is based on legal considerations, reads: III view of,tito,, general agitation on the Bubject of ?'l?gislation on railroad rates nnil the abolition of all forms of robates and concessions, it lias been decided by the management of the Pennsylvania Railroad that all forms of free transpor? tation will be discontinued after tho end of the present year. Of course, transportation will be pro? vided by each roan for the responsible men who direct and operate Its various departments; and no doubt intorohu-tigo of transportation privileges between rail? way companies will be continued, under ?business-like regulations. But what the groat roads aro going to try to do is to lop off forover the. fungus growth of free passes Issued for political, com? mercial, social and sentimental reasons, which has sapped their revenues, lower? ed their own self-respect and that of the recipients, discriminated unjustly between railway users, ?Jid tended to -weaken if not to corrupt publie morals. Why should railways, alone of commer rial and Industrial establishments, give ?way*their product? Farmers do.not present tho products of their fields to village officials, city aldormen, county supervisees. State legislator?, national officeholders and the hordes of hangers on through every grado of political life; merchants do not send around gratui? tously a percentage of their goods to past and prospective customers and Influential Citizens; tho butcher and the baker do not find Unnecessary to distribute free steaks and loaves In order to get busi? ness or to obtain the blessings of good gov.rnmnt. Why should tho makers of rail transportation feel undor compul? sion to distribute their valuable product for nothing? Why have they been doing It? ' / Speaking plainly, free passes appear to bo issued chiefly ; for the following purposes and ronsohn: 1. As a means of defense; to ward off unreasonable and sometimes blackmailing legislation, and to plocdto some news? papers. 2. To get business; as a secret advan? tage over competing lines. fl. To prevent loss of business because i other roads give passes; to meet com? petition. I 4. To change legislative or official action ? in favor of railways generally, sometimes In favor of a single road. F>. For public spirited reasons; to/ aid benevolent nnd philanthropic Institutions; merely for pity's sake. G. To favor business acquaintances, per? sonal friends and kindled, 7. To gratify tho official sense of power and patronage. Don't Dp All the Killing. The Chicago Tribune lias tho following to say about casualties other than those; of common carriers: ! The foot-ball season is closed, and the ' record of casualties shows a list of is ! killed and 159 Injured. The hunting ser ! son In "Wisconsin and Michigan }p closed, ! and the casualty list shows 26 k|)led uuJ I 65 wounded, somo of whom will not r- - cover. The complete record of casualties ; since July shows 70 killed ancj ?9 'wound? ed. The (lutomobilo season is ?-.'cdflt'ii uous one. In tho principal oltle^rof the United Statqs these machines have killed, since the year began, 66 porsona.and nin<? in smnller places, and Injured,;463?person.? in cities and 4? In villlages, a' total of 75 killed and 609 Injured In 111. months. The killing of these 167 persons by the three agents of destruction'mentioned is sheer and ruplablo waste of."life. Mod? ern civilization is now so complex and exacting that a considerable loss of hu? man life Is inevitable. There must bo a certain .number of persons drowned, bura-d, killed by railroad and steuniboat disasters, explosions', mine ' accidents, lightning, cyclones, storms and elec? tricity. There will be several thousand of them this year. Their loss must be ; accepted as one of the dobts wo pay to the constantly changing methods of civil? ization; apd It will grow, larger from year to year as Ufo and transportation und business grow moro complex and their problems of operation more dlfileult and dangerous. Johnson?Rhodes. (Special to The Tlmos-Blspalch.) Miss Ka't? Catherine Rhodes and Mr. reyton Johnson were united In marriage Tuesday evening, December 3-th. nt G:30 o'clock nt tho parsonage of Union Sta? tion '"Church by Rev. Sir. Mnxpy. The rnarringo was very quiet and was wit? nessed by only relatives and Intimate friends. Tho bride Is tho daughtor of Mrs. John A. Rhodes, of this city. Mr. Johnson is the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. David Johnson, of. Gooehland county. After tho ceremony,'-Mr. und Mrs. John? son clrove to their home, No. 1825 Car rlngton Street, whero they will be nt home to their friends. I GAS AND WATER BILLS ALL CITY WATER BILLS presented to con? sumers during the month of DECEMBER, 1905, and not paid on or before JANUARY 1, 1906, will subject the consumer to the penalty provided by law, which is that the water shall be CUT OFF from the premises. ALL GAS BILLS PRESENTED IN DECEM? BER, 1905, and not paid on or before JANUARY lj.1906, will be subject to the usual penalty of 5 per ce^t,, and if not paid on or before January 5, 1906, the gas will be SHUT OFF, The ordinances imposing penalties on Gas Bills and fixing the time when Gas and Water Bills in .arrears shall be CUT ? OFF has been, since the death of the Treasurer, I suspended; but the order of suspension is now re? called AND BUSINESS WILL PROCEED AS USUAL UNDER THE ORPINANCES. TRAGEDY IT THE ACADEMY TO-DAY Crest?n Clarice Plays Beaucaire Twice On New Year's Day. ' MANSFIELD AS SANTA CLAUS "Ninety and Nine," a Melodrama Full of Thrills, at the Bijou Next Week. Lovers of the highest Ideals In dra' mntlc art are continually finding fault with tho too frequent appearaticos not only here, but In all thei cities, of silly j fiirclal plays, cheap sensationalism, and the other Immaterial f?lures of current ihctrlcal productions, ?lui, tiro always glamoring for tho works of Shakespenre and tho other great masters of literature.. It Ib a pleasure to nnnounco In this con? nection tho apcaranco here of tho oml nent tragedian, John Griffith, and .ht. company of legitimate itYtlsts In Shakes? peare's immortal tragedy "Klchard the Third." Everywhere that Mr. Griffith has appeared, the local press has teemed with'. praise of his performance, and it 'Will bo iC pleasuro to welcome him to this city. Tlio engagement is.announced for this afternoon and to-night nt the Academy. "Beaucaire" Entertains. Those who tiro Interested1 In'high class comedy, of the romantic and llghtsonio kind aro sure to thoroughly enjoy the performahco of "Monsieur Beaucaire" by Crest?n. Clarke and cast of unusual excellence,:: at the Academy of Music on New Year's day?matinee and night. Whatever difficulties the general pub? lic may encounter In the correct pronun? ciation ' of "the Duc D'Orl?ans nom do plume seen on the hill boards, "Monsieur ; Beaucaire," as presented by by Crest?n'Clarke,; ?h, sure," ?jo armise and interest thorn.. ...The play is for amuse? ment, and-wllL-dellght those who do not cnr0, lo bo thrilled too much or to bo set thinking too, deeply, who, In fact, do not want problem plays. "Ninety and Nine." The "Ninety and Nine," an exception? ally clever melodrama, is announced as tho attraction ' at tho BIJou all of next week, beginning- with a special matlneo on Monday. :ATh??', play is enjoying its third ,season, and jjlnco Its..run at. the Academy of Muis?. .for mor?, than] live months In the ; city of "; "New,,York,' has been accredited, a. one'of-the most suc? cessful of th? attractions playing tho popular-priced, circuit. The author has treated a splendid theme with a dash that has lifted his effort out of tho rut of melodrama,. arid with the original Now York cast and production, it ought to prove one of the best drawing cards of tho season. The "quilting bee" is the real thing, and, strange as It may seem, tho ladles of the "Ninety and Nine" Corn puny turn out a new quilt every week, for the work they do on tho stage is not sham, but real ovcry-day sewing. Tho work is always started tit the.Mon? day performance and-grows" with the week, being so regulated that it is fin? ished on Saturday night. It Is the cus? torn of ' the management to give these quilts to some charitable institution or some deserving needy family. Mansfield As Santa Claus. Richard, Maiisfled and his company, who will play hero on next Saturday, spent their Christmas on tho special train en route from California to Now Orleans, where tho great actor arrived just In time to produce jMollere's comedy, "Tho Misanthrope,'"..' Cbristmu'!),?nicht., The company had., a[:..',phr'j'stn$s! festival on tho train. A tree Wiis se't up an d" decor- ' ated In one of the sleeper's. There',, were presents for everybody, and Mr. Mansfield ' eslded as a. sort of twentieth century ,anta Claus. The climax of the sur? prise he had prepared for his company was reached when his chef, steW'ard and porter appeared from his private car with great bowls of egg-nog, trays of sand? wiches, cakes, fruits and candles. Tho actors declared they had never boon given a happier..Chrltsmas, . >? SOME UNIFORM PI>?N. Board of Education Desires to Stop Fights for Funds. The Committeo on School Legislation, named by the State board, composed of Messrs. Kent, Anderson and West, will meet hero next Tuesday evening. Tho object of tho special session Is to deviso somo plan to bo presented to tho Legis? lature, by which ?ontrov-WHes 'for funds for tho various State ? schools ;'_nay bo prevented, '"'?'? >' . ' ;.. - Prominent educators at tho head of Stato educational Institutions have been Invited to appear and offer suggestions to tho committee. Tho resolution under which the com? mittee Is acting, and which was offered by Governor Montague at the last meet? ing of the board, Is as follows: Resolved, That tho State Board of ?edu? cation offer Its services as a medium through which the requests for appro? priations for tho maintenance of tho sev oral Stato Institutions of learning may bo proffered to the General Assembly, and to this end tho legislative committee of the Stute Board of Education Is au? thorized to secure Iho co-opcratlon of tho heads of those institutions.. NEW REVENUE AGENT. One of M?sby's Men ta Take Charge of Richmond Office. C'olonol W. If. Chapman at present United States Revenue ?gent at Greens? boro, N, C, and a former lieutenant In tho Confederate service, under Colonel Mosby will take charge of the Richmond oitlco on, Monday. Tho present ngent of the office, Mr. Gamble, will remain here and work with Colonel Chapman, until the latter be? comes familiar with the details of the office. It Is learned that the change means no reflection upon Mr. Gamble, who has a splendid record a. nn officer. It is not known to wliut point Mr. Gamble will bo .transferred. . Colonel Chapman Is a nativo of Page county, and Is well known In Virginia. UNCLE SAM'S HOURS. People May Get Mail During Part of Monday. iWlowliig Is the- schedule arranged for tho cllstrlbliliin, delivery and coll.vtlon of mall by Pnslmuster Knight and Superiij temlunt Ihnko for Monday, whloli is a i.atlunnl holiday: O??re hours und carrier service, New Veur's Day, January 1, l&O?: Office will be open for Iho sale of stamps and delivery or mull only from 10 A, M. to 12 M. Carriers will make drtllverU'siuj follows: 2 trip men, one delivery at 8 A. M.: ?i trip intii. two deliveries, 8 and, U ?, ty.; i and. Crown the Feast ?with this dosiert made from Jell-a Chocolate Walnnt Jcll-O. To oho packngo of Choco lid? .Icll-U, add ?lowly ono pint of boiling water and net naAytocool. whonltboRin? to harden, add one-li?lf cup j'ngllRJi wnlnul meat? lind liai? a dozen fie? cut up fine. Servo with whipped Crcftin. Jell-O comes in C fruit flavors; I, em on? Orange,Fnspbcrry? Strawberry, Choc?la le and ChciTy. 10c. per fiacltngo. _ _ Enough for 0 people. .-TMJiu.oiin' All grocers sell Joll-O. Beautifully Illustrated Recipe Book tree. The Gonesee Puro Food Co., Lo Roy, N. Y. Jcll-O received tho highest fiwnnl Gold Medal at St. LoiiiBlIxnoHtlon.lOOt. Approved by 1'uro Pood Commissioner?. Ii trip men, threo. dell verlos, 8, 9:30 anil 11 A. M. ? . Mnll will 1k! dlspalchnil i o the Btatlons at the following- hours: KVitloh "A," 6:15, 8:80, 10:3o and U:S0 A. M.? station "13," (1:15, 9:30 nnd 11:30 A. M. Collections by tlie collectors nt 6 A, M., 12 M. nnd (i P. M. Al! cm riera will collect boxes on thoir trips. All narrlora will report at the usual ? liours as on work days; Stations will observo tho samo hours. AT THE ORPHANAGE. Attractive Programme to Be Ren? dered This Afternoon. The programme to bs rendered at the Chlrstnins entertainment of tho Methodist Orphanage this afternoon at 8:30 o'clock is given here: Opening hymn, "Jov to tlio "World!" Prayer "by Rev. J. T. "Maatln. Scripture recitation for 'memory, Mat? thew 2. Santa Claim's visit to tho children. Sinning of "The Happiest Time." Recitation of. tlio Ten Commandments in rhyme. Son>r, "Wo Are-Jolly "Workers." ' Recitation, "There is a Boy in ;Our Town." Singing, "The Song of tlie Christmas Tree." Santa Claus's song,- "I'm ? Jolly Old Boy." Song by the children', "Long-Ago on Christmas Night." Distribution of presents. Santa Claus says "farowell." ' Singing, "Glory to God In the Highest!" WED IN WASHINGTON. Mrs. M. C. Swindell Becomes the Bride of Mr. Wallace. A quiet but Inipresslvo marriage cere? mony took place in Washington on Wed? nesday, when Mrs. Maude Campbell Swin? dell became tho bride of Mr. C. G. Wal? lace. Tho contracting parties are both of this- city, where they are well known and popular. -They were accompanied to Washington by Mr. Hurry Campbell, a brother of the bride. Mr. Wallace is ono of tlie most widely known find popular young life Insurance men in "Virg'nla, be? ing, secretary of tho D. R. MIdyotto Com? pany, Southern mnnagors for the Fidelity Mutual, of hlladelphia, while his bride is a daughter of Mr. Thrs. P. Campbell, former president of the Common Council and a well known business man. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace proceeded from Washington upon an extended bridal tour in the East nnd North. Upon their re? turn they will rapide in this ; city. ? ?' - ? ' . Special Music at Monumental. Tho programme of the special music to be sung at "Monumental church to-mor? row afternoon nt 4 P. M. is given here: Proceselbnal, Hymn 51?(Hark the Her? ald Angels)?Mendelssohn, - Gloria In Bxcclsis?Stainer. Magnmcat?Stalner. Nunc Dimit? Is?Stalner. Anthem?(Sing:, O Heavens)?Tours. Hymn 59?(It Cnmo Upon tho Midnight Clear)?Willis. Offertory?(Calm on thcVDistening Ear o: ?Night)?Parker. i Hymn 203?(A Few More" Years Shall Roll)?Hayne. Dresden Amen?Naumnn. ' Recessional Hymn?(O, Little Town of Bethlehem)?Redner. '..'?'' Organ Postludc? (March In E fiat)-Jen klns. Daily Court R ecord Circuit Court. Suits instituted yesterday: D. G. Ap person \*s. Southern Railway Co.; dam? ages, .fLOOO. J. X,. Taliaferro vs. E. R, Brown; damages, "fijOJ. Common weal ih of Virginia vs. Cephtis Ross,, convict, tor escaping. Arraigned; pleaded guilty and sentenced by court to ono year and solitary conllnement. ? Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Jasper Mason, convict, indicted for murder, Jury returned verdict for 15 years, and sentenc? ed by court, to conllnement in penitentiary for .15 yearn. Miscellaneous: Mlnttreo Folkes, quali? fied In this court as Commonwealth's at? torney for the city of Richmond. Law and Equity. Judgments entered yesterday: Richmond Pattern WorltH vs. Reuben Burton for $10. Tho amount claimed was "3G;9'?. A contest? ed case. Decrees entered yesterday: G-lnter's Ex? ecutors, et als., vs. Farmvilio and Pow Itutan Railroad Co., etc. Petition of Cen? tral Trust Co., of Now York, trustee, filed, nnrl same referred to Commissioner B.'A. James, Suits instituted yesterday: Aljon Bus sett vs. Win. Northrun und Henry T. Wlckhain, revolvers, Virginia Passenger and Power, et als., for $?00 damages. Cases set for to-day: Goo. W. Harris .?s. Ford ?nil Currlnglou. Christopher Smith vs. Grand Fountain United 1'ruo Reformers. CHARTERS GRANTED. Five New Concerns Auhorized By Corporat?on Commission. Tha Statt, Corporation Commission yoitorday Kiamocl charters to the following borpoi*at|QJl?i Jluiiiiii, Vlfcia .Mereumllo Company, Inc., Huenn. Vista, Va. IiUMi-poriuors: Hubert Qraon, prea Jduni; ?tuoiil Franklin, secretary; Dan Klnnoy. tio/isuror; all of ijuemv Vista, Va. Capital stock: Maximum, Ji.ooci; minimum, J600." Ob? jects und iiui'|vui?fi: To estalillsh and op?ralo a general mon-liandlso iniKlneaa. Uurek?. J-.il e Inauranco Company, Inc., Weh monit, Va.. Inenr|>oratrirs: lt. U. Ulddlo, pres? ident, Iionoru, Ph.; ). \V. \Valkor, secretary, ( liai'l'iro!, l'a.; A. N, Hopler, treasuron.., I'liurlurol, Pa. Capital ?tcx-it: Miuclimim, ?300, 000; iiiliilinuiii, $10,000. Objects and purposes; To ti-unnaet a lii'u Insurance business. Cathndra.1 HpIk?iU j.uiid Corporation, Illoli uioiul, Va. liH'iii'pMratora: A. I*, Idlloraoii, pres? ident. Hanover county, Va,; XV, II. Urutuiart. aeeretary M ml tivuaurnr, Hlchiuond, Va. Capital stock: Maximum, JWKMCO; inlnliiium, 4100,000. ?bocts and purpose?; To iliml in real estala, Tho Washington l.imu Purk Company, Inc., Alexandria, v?. Incorporate?: 'J'. H. Tient, pro?ldont, Alexandria pounty, Va.; .1. W. Pit (oisk (?eorutiuv '.?nil tt -?tui?ire?', (Atexamli-lii county, Va. Capital stock,. Maximum, J16.'i,(n,o. Object? and piir-waiis: An amusement park for the public Tho NowaouiH Mercantile Company; Inc., Kewaoms r>'uUUm.pton county, Va, Inuoi-poru tor?; John l\ Person, president, Neivsoins, Va.? J. Ij. itiirliuni, aeurutury uj\d t i-oasm-or, Nowao?na, Vu. Caiiital stuck: Maximum, "li.Mflj minimum, f6.W?. OhJuots and purpose?: A non oral mercantil" huslneaa lu all Its branches. ' Property Transfers, H-lchluond-.luuiea If. Uno? to licutrlco O. Bno?, 33 f*ft on went linn of Twenty-eighth Street, ISO f.'.-l i-auth'of J' Hlrvcit, ?11.00. Matthew Qltmour to \v. v. Mallory, DO feat on iiiu'lh -Jin?: of I'urlt Avouuo, IJS'n feet west of Allison Siiv.i (|5, llaiidolph William?'. Riib hilt ii i c-il ii-u-.i.-.-.i unites herein to ???leime .id |nl?rw>t In j--???1 property). f'S.iM. llenrieo- Wllliuui K. Hrouddu? anil wife, .lo 3. XV. Winli-t-y, 31V? aeres on lliu Qtitdoil road, 10 miles northiye#| of Klelmioiid. ?50f). C. U penoou und wife to M. N. l?milej., lota l?. U sud in In block 15, plan of Heluionl, (iO. lo?eph U KoliUvier to iteber.-c-a Uanks, loi II' (t? l'.lail of Shell-Jft V.wk, "?U. BBHB*U*?i.'i'7 WATCH NIGHT IN THEG?TTCHURGHES Rev. B. Hi Melton Recovered. Dr. Wilson at Centenary 111 the Morning. THE MISSION TABERNACLE Dr. Hawthorne On Events of the Yean?Special Music?Some Sermon Subjects. Watch night services will bo held to? morrow at Centenary beginning lit 10:30 P. M,. From, 10 to .0:30 several selec? tions will bo rendered on tho organ. At this servico tho pastor, Dr. Voutig, Will preach an ?pproprlnto sermon. In the morning Dr. Wilson will preach. ?:..?'?* At Marshal! Street Christian Church, tho pastor, Rev. B. II. Melton, ha? re-, covered from his recent serious attack of tho grippe, and will preach bofff at tho morning and night services on Sun? day. His subject In tho morning will bo "Living for tho Very Best," and at night, "Dissolution and Resolution." ? ? ?\ At Grove Avenue Baptist Church to? morrow morning, the pastor, Dr. J. B. Hawthorne, will review thu great his? toric .event? of the year 1000, and .show how they reveal God's Htipremacy-,ln. tho affairs of tho world, and his purpose to extend his kingdom of righteousness and grace into every region of the earth. A cordial invitation to strangers in the city. At the.evening service the assistant pastor, Rov. J. I.,. Rosser will preach. ? ?'.'?..?i Regular services will bo hold at Haskor ?Icn?)rlal Mothodlst Church Sunday, De? cember 31st by tho pastor, Rov. K. M. Mears. There will be no services at 8 P. M.? but at 11 P. M. Instead. This will ll.o -watch-night services. Special muslo at .both services. ? ? ? At tho Broad Street Methodist the pns tor. Rev. George H. Spooner, will preach In t-ho morning on the subject "Position Surrendered?a Name Made.'.'. The even? ing- service, instead of being at 8 o'clock, will commence at 10 and will be a "watch night service," continuing until 13 o'clock. Subject, ''When I Come Down to Die." ? ? ? The pastor, Rev. J. B. Hutson, will preach at Pine Street Baptist Church at:both services. At 11 A. M. tho sub? ject will bo "Some. Very Important Things to Do." At 8 P. M. "Jacob's Confes? sion." > i ? ? ? At Park Place Methodist Church, the pastor. Rev. !_,. B. Betty, will preach at 11 A. M. and 8 P. M. ? * ? Rev. Dr. J. B. Taylor will preach to? morrow at Venable Street Baptist Church. His morning subject will bo "Tho Wis? dom pf Discerning Time." His themo in the evening,. "Earth's Bravest Warrior and Most Glftod Poet and Philosophen" ? ? ? "Watch Night", will be observed at tho Mission Tabernacle on Sunday. This meeting will begin at 9:30 P. M. Regular morning mooting at 11 A. M. The public Is Invited. ? ? ? Rev. Ryland Knight, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will occupy his pulpit ti morrow,, morning and evening. The morning subject will be "A Stone of Help"; evening, "Tho Reckoning." Rev. Henry Pearce Atkins will preach at West End Christian Church, on Mor? ris Street, between Main and Floyd Ave? nue, to-morrow, morning and night. Tho subject nt night will be "The Third Commandment." ? Tho Rov. G. W. McDnnlel, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will nil his pulpit, both morning and evening, on Sunday. ? ? ? At Ixjigh Street Baptist Church to? morrow the -pastor, Rev. Dr. M. Ashby Jones, will preach at both hours. The morning subject will bo "Taking Inven? tory." The evonlng subject will be "What We Did Not Do." ? * ? The pastor, Rev. W. E. Robertson, will preach at both services In Randolph Street Baptistf Church on Sunday. The morning, theme will be "Tho Year of Jubilee," and nt night, "Opportunity and Recponsiblllty." The First Unitarian Church will hold its regular services In Monroe Hall at It o'clock. The pastor, Rev. John _"_, Robinson, will proach. ,, At. First Church of Chrlstr; Scientist, the subject of tho lesson-sermon to-mor? row .morning will be "Life." SOON CLEANED 'EM UP. Justice John Loses Little Time in Handing Out Justice. It. look Justice John J. Crutchileld just seven minutes to finish tho docket In Po? lice Court yosterday morning. Ho walk? ed Into tho court chamber as" one ' who' was entirely satisfied with tho way things had gone tho day before at the polls and even smiled at Edgar, the scribe, us ho twisted his choir around to get his hear? ings. Mr. Robins yanked Henry Davis, an Ethiopian, Orom tho pen, and Henry couldn't dodgo the evidence against -him" that he swiped a pair of pants. The case was cpntln-ed, however, . 'until Henry could appear In court hi becoming ap? parel, Mary Smith, a white woman, whoso mind occupies a very small part of her head, and who gets drunk about seven times a month, wont down for thirty days. She didn't care about tlio sen? tencie very much, for whan she was tnken bnolc to the cago Bho began to sing; "I was only tensing you." "The lady is speaking to you, judge,'! volunteered Sergeant Talloy, with a whimsical jerk to the corners of his mouth. "Call tho dockel, sir," spat out the One John, and thoro was no moro dally? ing with words, Ed. Betisloy was drunk. a vagrant and a trespasser on tho property of (he First Police Station. He went to the villa, Henry "Loving for being a vagrant, was lovingly given four mouths hi that lovoly spot on tho Shockoo. "Chicken" Jones will spend a quarter of a year nt the villa, where the society Is fasl gathering. That wus all of the court, but not all that was done un In the court-room. For Captain "Whitlock, who .Is the boss of tho First District, alerted the argument by declaring that there wus no law that permitted a magistrate to recognize any person chawed with an orrllnanco viola* tlun or a misdemeanor on his own reeog pl/.nncn to apnonr in court. Tho canlaln wanted to wnger. a sunwr. hut later made II rlKai's. Tor the i-rowrl.. Mr. Harry Glenn road tim law lo him?and then the rantaln rushed, out without paying for the cigars. -e , ?, Mrs. A, 0. Benson, of Nashville, Tenu.. Is tho Christmas guest or Mr. and Mrs. Edmund BPiMon. With a deep nnd heartfelt sense of gratitude I lie? to-mnko my acknowledgment to all my friendo for the zealous work ' that resulted In my election to the punition of Treasurer of this city. Tho kindness shown me toy all classes regardless of race, color or creed will toe to mo a rich remembrance, and 0110 to bo cherished In all my after life. ? To.the earnest friends who labored for mo from sturt to finish; to tho good ladles, who, though without votos, so gen? erously gave that influence which only womnn ,ca? command, and'.to my colored fellow-citizens, who gave voluntarily their aid and cheerful assistance, I glvo my sincero thanks, and to all I.pledge my best efforts to tho proper conduct of the office secured by tholr kindly feeling for me. I am, with gratitude, j. b: pace. ? 9 NEVUS GATHERED FROM SOUTHSIDE Delightful German Given in Lender Hall* Last! Night. ANNEXATION IS REVIVED The Question -Argued By Busi? ness Men?Funeral of Mrs. McRac. Manchester Bureau, Times-Dispatch, 1 No. 1102 Hull Street. J The Manchester Cotillon Club gave a very delightful dance in Leader Hall last night that was enjoyed by many of the social set Of tho city. Music started at 0:30 o'clock, and it was until tho weo ama' hours before tho dancing ceased. This was the first german by this club in some time, and it-served to .revive interest among the members of the or? ganization. Hi tlie past few years several of the younger society folk have left Manchester, nnfl as a result the germana that were once held regularly have been few and far between. But thlH did not In the least detract from the dance last evening, which was one of tlie society events ot tins season. Two Deaths Last Night, Captain J. H. Parker, one of the oldest citizens pf Manchester, died at his resi? dence. No. 1309 Ferry Street, last night. He was In the eighty-fourth year of his age. Tho funeral announcement Will be made later. Mr. C. J. T'lttman, a well known citizen, died last night at 9;30 at his residence, No. 323 East Tenth Street. He had been HI about a week of pneumonia. - Announcement of the funural arrange? ments will be made later. Annexation Bobs Up. The question raised by Mr. D. I?. Ful liam, anent tho proposed consolidation of "Richmond and Manchester, -caused' con? siderable comment In tho city yesterday. Mr. Pulllain. in his communication, printed In yesterday's Times-Dispatch, deals with the legal side of the annexa? tion question, 'without arguing for or against the consolidation scheme. He points out that Richmond could not be forced to cul-ry Into effect its promises to Manchester. An ordinance passed by the city of Richmond, which would prom? ise to Manchester many Inducements for annexation, might, and could be, repealed by tho same Council thnt enacted It, says .Mr. Pulllam. He further cites the fact that Manchester could not sue for tlie simple reason that there would be no Manchester after tho consolidation. Richmond, ho argues, would not sue itself. The question was discussed very freely on the streets yesterday. Thore /ire many;,ln Manchester who favor annexa? tion, but these, with exceptions, want to know Just what the city will receive, and they want the proposition made plain to tbem. Those opposed to annexation are rather inclined to think, or to aver, that Rich? mond will not deal fairly with this city. But the majority of Mnnchosterlans are In favor of accepting Richmond's terms und securing for publlo Improvements in the city tho $-10,000 per year, Officers Elected. Joseph 13. Johnston Camp, Confederate "Veterans, at a meeting J'liurn..l.i.v :il?IH, elected the following officer?: Judge Wil? liam I, Clopton, commander: J. j. Blan ton, first lieutenant; R. A. Baugh, second lieutenant. H. P. Morgan, third lieuten? ant; J, T. Butler .adjutant; XV. J, Fossee, quartermaster. Rev. R. \v, Ci'Llliii, chap? lain; T). A. Jarvie, officer of the duy; R. P. Smith, treasurer; C, P. WalthaU, scr geant-rnnjor; XV. A. Grow, color sergeant; T A. Puckett, first gunrd; Philip Browdor, second guard; Charles Snead, vldetto. Funeral of Mrs. McRae. Tlio funeral of Mrs. Anna McRae, wid? ow of'the late Dr. McRao, who died Thursday afternoon, took place froin Con? trai Methodist Church yesterday aftor hoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Dr. .Tojlffe, pas of the church, officiated, The deceased was very woll known In Manchester, ind tlie church wiib crowded , \v'Hi sorrowing fj'lend?. Tho Interment was made in M**.ury Cemetery. The pall-bcarers at the funeral ot Mrs. McRao were Mossrs. J. II. Pattpgan, A?BUstlne Royoll, W, B, Ball, J3. P. Woisiger, B. P, Vadeu, AV. J, Carter and A, J! Pnrrisli,- Tho flora) offerings were numerous ?nil bountiful, and the church was crowded wjtli sorrowing friend? of the good lady, ? Personals and Briefs, ' Miss Vola Bykes, of Swaimbir?,. scalded, her hands while" in .the kitchen of her home a few days ago. ; 'Squire Cheatha'-m did not hold conn yesterday morning, all the cases being continued until next,Friday morning. Misses Myrtlo and lOlvIn Blinmons. of Petersburg, ure tho ?tiesta nt tho|r cousin, Mrs. Charles Burker.t, No. 1307 Bn|nbt*'dge Street. MIbb Alice Blankonship, of CJhoeio**, WUo \m heeil vle.itit?g (llei'dH In Swans boro, has returned, after a most pleasant visit. Business, men of the city are distribut? ing very beautiful calendars to their patrons. Captain James Wr. I-ovell Is reported ns being critically HI at his-home, on Por'er Street. Mr. W. H. Hubbard. of Manchester, an.l Miss Bortha M. AVnlton, of Richmond, were married Wednesday evening. Tho ceremony was performed by the Rev. Ry land Knight, pastor of the Calvary Bap? tist, Church, Richmond. John, tho twclvo-ycar-old son of City Sergeant J. O. Snunder?, Is Very ill at his home, Thirteenth and Stockton Streets. EQUALS A LIFE SENTENCE Jasper Mason, Negro Convict, Gets Fifteen Years in Prison. The Circuit Court was kept busy yester? day hearing cast? from the penitentiary. Cephas Ross, a negro convict, pleaded guilty to the mild and natural charge of trying to escape, ?nd was given an additional year in the State prison, with the condition that the added yenr should be spent In solitary confinement. Jasper .Mason, another convict, was tried on the charpe of murder. The evi? dence showed that on the Cth of June last, Mason and another negro convict named diaries Whltehurst, got Into a row at tho dinner hour; that Mas?n whipped out a knife which by some means he had concealed aliou.t his per? son and slashed Whltehurst In a horrible manner. From the wounds thus inflict? ed WliIteHurst suffered" for two months and more, and! died on the 13th of Au? gust. The jury returned a verdict of murder' In the Bceond degree nnd fixed the pun? ishment at flfteon years' imprisonment. Mnsoiv was already In for ten years, only three of which he had served out. This new sentence, therefore, gives htm twen? ty-two years more In the penitentiary. He is now about thirty years o? age. Mission is Grateful. Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dl.patch: Sir,?I am directed by tho chairman of the committee of ladies in charge of the Christmas dinner to the poor, given at this Institute yesterday, to convey to yon their grateful acknowledgement and thanks for your many kind notices of the event and to ask. permission to return ' through your columns to' our many friends whose liberality contributed to tho success of the occasion, their very heartiest thanks for their kindnesses. ' Very truly yours, ARTHUR B. SHARPE3, Sup't. Mr. Bottom's Estimate. Hon. Davis Bottom, superintendent of Public Printing, was recently asked by Governor Montague for an estimate ot th0 probable cost of a State printing plant where all the Slate printing may, bo dono. ? Tho report ot Mr. Bottom has been submitted, but neither he nor the Gov? ernor will discuss, it. It is understood, however that the figure named Is ttround ?OT.OOO. Before Commissioners. Two small cases wero b-fore C'ommf? sionor Joseph P. Brady, of the United States Court yesterday. One was against James S. Thomas', and tho other against James I- Sullivan. They were charged with attempting! to defraud the govern? ment of revenue. x Tho former was continued and the lntter dismissed. For Sunday School Teachers. By rennest of the members of th? Sunday School Study Club, Dr. Edward J.cigh Pell will deliver a. special lecture at the Young Men's Christian Associa? tion this afternoon at B o'clock. The lec? ture Is designed to clear tho way for a more intelligent study of the Sunday school lesBons for noxt year. The whole of the coming year will he devoted to a study of the Ufo of Christ, to which Pr, rell'H lecture will 60 in the nature of nn Introduction. ? ? -? Will Make Plans. The Stato Board of School Examin?r_ and Inspectors will meet hero next Wed? nesday for regular business, and will then go Into tho making of plans for the nxamlnatlon of public school teacher?. It Is understood that those examination? will bo hold In March next year. They usually take pla?erabout July. To Be Old; Ford's Again. Tho Powhtttan Hotel will change hand on January 1st. > and the name -will "? changed, back to "Ford's Hotel." Mt, M. S. Dickon, formerly a clerk un? der the lato A. J- Ford, and now of Spar tanburg, S- p?; has leased tho hotel for one year froni the dato named. Mrs, Smith is a Clerk. Mrs. Estelle Townsend Smith, tho Man? chester woman sent to thei penitentiary for five years for the murder nf her ?on, lu'trt b-on assigned " to. ?, clerkship in t|!e shoo shop. The berth is considered quite tin easy one. , All Be Closed Monday, The Stattfand Federal.buildings will b* olosod Monday on account of Now TeiSf** day, except that certain hours wllib. observed at the paatofflce, a schedule, of which will be found elsowhore. Mrs. !.. Virginia Tlllman, who has been visiting at Tho Rectory, South Boston, . returned to the city for the holiday?. She left ypBtorday to spend some lim? ?t per home, 111 .Alloemnrle.