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der the provision.? of this bill from ten to fifteen per cent, of the ntnotint recovered, without the consent ot his conferees. We believe, however, he was ?etunted by his friendship for Conwny H. Snnds. who, ns disclosed In the evidence, was the nuthor of the bill nnd expected to be appointed by the Ooveninr nfi tlio special ngnnt. "Notwithstanding the many vicissitude? *nd attempted alterations to *vhleh this bill was subjected, your committee deems It proper to state that It eventually passed nnd became n law In the form and shape Intended by the legislative body. "In the course of the lnvesllgatlon.lt came to tho knowledge of your commit? tee thru a cheek for $25 hnd been sent t? the enrolling clerk, W. S. Gooch, by A. A. Campbell nnd other Attorneys for the South and Western Hallway Company, through the medium of Clerk Joseph But? ton. Mr, Ooooh had done some extra en? rolling work. Tor which the parties nt in? terest thought ho should be compensated. Strong Condemnation. It will be, noted that no Imluormeiit hnd been held out for doing this extra work, and compensation tlieretor wns offered only nfter the same hnd hecn per? formed. Mr. Gooch declined lo nccept the check. Your commit tee find that no rraud or bribery was either attempted or committed, and while exonerating all I ho parties to this transaction oriany Intent, your committee does desire to,express Ils strong condemnation or the prnctlce of offering money, either as pay or reward, to public officers nnd employes for doing e public duty since such practico must Inevitably lend to corruption. The committee recommends that the 1-ulos be so amended ns to require the Enrolling clerk to enroll hills In the order ii which they pass the General Assembly. ( in relation to the East rtndford bill, In? volving the date or nn election, the com? mittee finds IhHt the amendment had heen put on with pen and Ink and had become blurred, and that there wns no rraud or attempted rraud in connection with this bill, This report is signed by John W. Churchman (chairman). R. T. Gregory, Aylett B, Colemnn and John P. N.eimeyor. Minority Report. Senator T. Ashby Wlckhani, or Hon rlco, files a dissenting report, in which he pays, in part; "I do not think that evi? dence shows that cither Mr. Sands orMr. Shield has done anything in ihls matter forbidden by inw or good morals. As to Mr. Puller, it appears that In writing Ihe conlerenre report he acted hurriedly nnd without sufficient warrant*' In assumliiK that Mr. Chapman knew of and approved his proposed amend? ment In the (onterence Committee, changing the ngent's compensation from ten to firteen per cent., but It does not appear that, he acted in bad faith. On the contrary, ho discussed his proposed amendment with Mr. Howie, who was the chler opponent or the Senate bill then in eorUerenco. It does not appear to mo that any person ought to be mentioned In a public document In a manner calcu? lated to cast suspicion upon him lin less the faets are so specifically stated that it is clear what Is the improper conduct with which he is charged. "I think It was Improper In Mr, Button, clerk of the Senate, to sug? gest to Mr. Campbell that ho give a. check of $25 to Mr. Gooch, tlie en? rolling clerk, either as pay or reward for the doing of a public, duty by Mr. Gooch, nnd that it was equally Improper in Mr. ('?ampbell to accept and act upon this suggestion. And While fulling acquitting troth Mr. But? ton and Mr. Campbell of any cor? rupt or wrongful attempt, 1 think their acts were improper and should be In this resporl so specifically slated. The conduct of Mr. Gooch, however, In the matter ot enrolling bills Is, In large measure, If not entirely, ex? cused by the fact, that the like h?is ; been frequently liorelorore done and without oomplaint." Senator Wlckhnm holds that Mr. Goocrt aifled without warrant or law and, there? fore, Improperly. The minority report concluding, says; "Mr. Gooch, in refusing tlie check for $25, deserves that commendation which every man Is enlined t? who docs his duty." SECRET TESTIMONY. Very Interesting Statements Were Made By Witnesses. A Times-Dispatch representative was permlted to see the testimony yesterday and gleaned a number of interesting hits of testimony which are given below, vorhat um: Senator Chapman, after stating that Mr. Puller hnd written tho report of the Conference Committee hnd that Senator Thomas had come into the room and read the reytirt?_ sa'-ld: "Senntor'''Tlfo'inas said to me; You have changed this compensation to rirteen per cent," "I told lilm no, that we hadn't hoard anything'about that; that 1 didn't in? tend to change it. and that 1 knew nothing about it and that my col? leagues knew nothing nbnit it. "1 nsked Mr. Puller by what author? ity he put that ffifteen per cent.) In the report. He replied that, he thought Hint whs understood. "After this conference had concluded I met In the lohby Mr. Sands?I think Mr. Conway Sands, he is the man I have seen around the lohby a good deal. ? ? * "He t?ild me that Mr. Puller thought that tr,nt matter had been agreed upon. 1 thought ho was trying to apologize tor Mr. Puller in the mat. ter." Mr. Puller Stated Hint Mr. I'. It, Hands and Mr. P. B, Shelld had ke.pt him in? formed regarding the hill and that he had dene nothing that be considered im? proper. Mr. Puller expressed surprise that The Times-Dispatch had printed a portion of the testimony that was sup? posed to he secret. Mr. Shelld was ai>ked tho question. "What rfriiniy do yon represent'.'" He replied : "i do nm represent any," Ho was then asked: "Why did you suggest to Mr. puller that he add IT, per cent, instead or 10 per cent.? Mr. Shelld ' Heraus? [ thought Mr. K-.inds would'be Hgent and I didn't think W por cent, would be enough." Q. Why did you think Mr. Faiuis would bs Bgent? Ans. "Because lie K,,i tie- bill through r 1 that's th.- usual thing, I have never seen it t.iii yet.v Q. Who was to m?.ko the appoint? ment? Ann. "The Governor." Mr. Conwny Sands stau,} that he die? the original bill anil ihe substitute am hod followed, tin- bill closely, bem?he hl thought ?t* passage would |.f. ?or u,,. fi,-,(l( or the State. Mr. Puller was elected a nu'iiilif-r ,,r tip House rrom Richmond. He la a luwy? and was onee a clerk In Hie law oillci of Mr. Conway it sandu, former Com monw'eaJth's littoruey for Huirlo county Mr. P. n. fiheild in a lawyer HAVE DONE NO WRONG. Produce Proof or Stand Convicter As Slanderers and Traduccrs Mr Conway It. Band? makes ihf fol lowing reply to ihe repon of Ihr. Jnvvs ilfja?Ion Commission: To the Public: The special coiuiiiitice of i!i>- Uofilsla lure appointed to Investigate allege, tampering with mils has e|o?eij its re port and adjourned. The majority re port of the committee hat, gom. out o tu wuy lo cast most -st-rlous rvAwuloi "Berry's for- Clothes." We've been watching for something new in this line and now it's here?detached fig? ures in two-tone effects on light grounds, nothing start? ling, because startling designs in shirts are not in style, but these patterns are decidedly ahead of last season in novelty of fabrics, colors and designs. Pink and.helio in mixtures are novel enough for any young man. Also some bizarre colors for men "who dare." $1.BO and $2.00. SHIRTS TO ORDER. If you WILL, have them, made-to-order, and want the newest fabrics and patterns and a perfect fit?try us. upon me. This roport has gone broad? cast throughout tho. State nnd has been spread upon tlie "Journals of the Legisla-' turo to remain for all, time. Tho meet? ing of tills c?nimlttee'? was secret. I do not know the evldenco that was taken liefere them, but I do know that 1 have: tampered with no bill; that J havo ad-' vised no violation of correct conduct, and that 1 have done no wrong. The com? mittee say that they can place no re-; sponslblllty on any person; then as fair-. minded men. nctlng In a representative capacity, how can the members of Uie majority .justify- the ...Irreparable injury they'have wantonly done mo? Has any. bodyi;of'|pliihllc',cc'ry?i?tB a right to blast or Ht?eft?p't l?'^?hjirrb 'ti;citizen's reputa? tion ;ll?- ?BJptS?llfi paper without facts to. justify i an allegation of wrong-doing? Has any man a right to take away from a fellow-man his good name without oponly accusing him of wrong and giv? ing him an opportunity to vindicate him? self? This has'been dono to me. If It was Urn object of the majority of the committee or either member of that ma? jority by their Insinuations and inuen docs to chargo me either directly or In? directly with either altering or abstract? ing or being a party to tho alteration or, abstraction of any document or paper; connected with the matter under Inves? tigation, I vail upon thcmri>lther lo \r/o-J: duco proof of such > chargo<\or to |>tand convicted of being base slanderers and' trnducers. "1 regret that at the writing of this Mr. Ordway Puller is out of tho city. His absence justifies mo In saying that while I know nothing of my own knowl? edge of what transpired in tlie'-confer? ence committee between Mr. Puller and his conferees, my confidence "In* his In? tegrity justifies me in shying' that not oven the zeal of friendship would lead hlni to be guilty of the acciisfiHon made against him "in'tho-majority' report. (SIglied) ??' ?''??eONAV'A'Y 'R "SANDS. ?-:.,.i mil Le ?-?-?? al ??"?'i'-/- :? WANTONLY GRATUITOUS Mr. Sheild Says Charges Are False and. Slanderous. Mr. P. B. Sheild makos the following re? ply to tho report of the investigating committee; To The Public- . The committee of ihe l.ef.slatuie charged with the duty of enquiring Into fhe question of alleged Irregularities attending Ihn passage of certain bills during *tlui' '(?ourse of, th? rec?rit' session, to-day submitted its/rnpori ? Among other., matters, the report touches House bill No. 12, relating to the payment of certain expenses of luna? tics committed to the asylums of the State, in referring to. this bill, tho ma? jority report suys. "It Is further ascertained lhat all these amendments, which wore of vital Impor? tance, were abstracted or lost from the papers before they were acted upon by iho Senute, but 'Vfr^j subsequently re-. Inserted In the bill, bii;,the ? floor of tho Senate. Your committee Is unable to llx the1 responsibility, for this act upon any person or person's.. And having made the above statement, distinctly declaring, that (he responsibil? ity of the alleged abstraction or loss of the amendments could not he plnced upon any person or persons. The report pro? ceeds as follows; "The bill was closely followed from Its Inception until after It passed Into (he enrolling office by Messrs, Conway It, Sands and Philip B. Sheild." In ihe inst quoted extract from thit report there Is an Insinuation so Infa? mous and wantonly gratuitous lh.it words (fntl to express the contempt I fed for the nipti who prostituted themselves to make It. What sinister motivos prompted (he majority of the committee to make so vile an aspersion, 1 cannot assert; but that the sumo Is false and slanderous, I do assert. A decent rOguV] for the rights Of others should have been a sufllclent reason to the gentlemen for pot putting Ihe names of persons In-the report where there was no evidence to show that those persons were guilty of any Improper conduct, end In so doing. tin? signers of the report were guilty Of an ?id fnr morp fliignani than any charged against any person ceded, before their committee. Respectfully, I'l 11 !.. It SIIKII.P ! "BUSTER BROWN" HERE. 11 - I Little Actor, Dog Tige nnd Par p, ents of Buster at, Campbell's, I Buster Brown, his rullhfiil canine i'i'end and singe companion! Tige, with Hosiers prirent?, M'", "nd Mrs. H..yd ?'oleni.in, who produce ,a ?lever vaudeville called "Hosier's Burglar," Hrr- staying in ilif city, The i'olcmanb have hen li.rc h?foro, having formed a gieii attachment toy the nid Pomlnlon ami its capital city, They are in n- for a tittle rest, probara lory to op. nlng Ihe Bellhop ill l>.'-iiv.-i on, Mm' 1st, They will continue their .stay for another week Base-Ball. " ? Al August,., (is. Patrol!, "i; Nhi.nii, |. At Charleston'. s <'. Philadelphia i.\\i tlOpals). 6; I'llUllesloll, 1. Ai AtUiiiu-AlUinla, i, Boston lAmtil I can;, ?j, "JOURNALISM" iSjSMIf Mr. Joseph Bryan Addresses Student's, and Faculty o? Rich? mond College, HIGH QUALITIES NEEDED College Education Highly Ad? vantageous and Natural Apt- ?. ness May vBe.,Cultivated.. (Reported by Prof; H. C. Mitchell.) .A largo nudlciice, composed of students, faculty and- others, heard Mr. Joseph Bryan lecture ori'"Journalism" In the chapel of Richmond College yesterday morning. ' ? -- ?? '. '?'? By special' Invi?iilion of' tho.'.president and faculty, ::JIr.'ttiynn.: delivered this first of a series of'addresses ;oh 'the. lend? ing vocations Iriloiided to glvo collego men a clearer Insight Into practical Ufo. That tho audience thoroughly enjoyed this able presentation of tlie subject of newspaper making,- editorial writing, tlie Influence nnd growth of Journalism, tho training for such-work, and Us reward?',; wob shown by tho enthusiastic, applause i which time anil- again-'interrupted the speaker. ' ' U?i<? '' " v!lf*sn^.i?n President I'^'AV'. no?lw-flght introduced Mr. Bry.,h, explaining the "scope and purpose o? tlie "??'iuse of lectures, nnd especially congratulating the students upon tlio opi ortunlly of hearing tlio dis? tinguished editor of The. Times-Dispatch, 'Richmond's foremost citizen." For an hour the lecturer held the closest atten? tion of his large and responsive audience.' Beginning with a definition ot journalism as tho, editing und wrlting'of newspapers, Mr, Bryan discussed first Its mechanical side, dwelling briefly upon the complexity nnd capacity of'the. modern printing press, the vnst amount of pap,er' required, tho enormous circulation Of c??lly papers to? day as'compared''with that'or Franklin's nnd later times, nnd the Increasing de? pendence of the public upon tlie dally news. Speaking of the Increasing demnnd for competent newspaper men, he.em'phnslzc'd the hlgli standards which prevail to-day, tho training necessary as better news? papers nro developed. ' In journalism, ??s In other professions, native tnlerrt, ?> course, counts for most. Rut these j nntural-born newspaper men need long: and severe training: to'achieve success.!' A "nose for -news''. is-absolutely noces- | sary. Trained men are always In de- i mand. . The manager of a newspaper is often even more anxious to retain a com? petent- writer than the writer Is to- bo retained.'-. The demand for ? such expert Journalists led Mr,;-Pulitzer to establish. 1 ho department of journalism In Colum? bia University, i a n action which has beeiv abundantly justified by results. The Uni? versity of Chicago has also a journalistic department, as well as the University of Kansas. ; Fair S.a^ari?s'.,Paidv :'\.;, ... . A goo(l college education-Is-highly ad? vantageous for n'ewi?paper..)r(tyorli.-,,.'iTho moro liberal tho education; the better, especially training In English composi? tion, economics, political science, history,, literature nnd especially law. Mr. Bryan gave Interesting statistics as to salaries of journalists in various parts or tlie. United States, varying rrom 525,000 u year on some metropolitan dai? lies, to_"$2,0rtn' on some of 'oi,ir Southern newspapers! ' But Unless ? man goes Into journalism for the love or,,it and not for financial gain, he wljl.be a,failure. There Is, Indeed, compensation for. th? trained hard worker, ' ' ..'.. '_.'?? The position of correspondent was dwelt upon with numerous Illustrations. Large experience, lAtlve ability, learning and judgment are , required for ? success as a correspondent of an Important paper. Such .a function Is a highly developed specialty, In conclusion, the lecturer discussed the popular Influence of tlie newspaper, illustrating by reference to the lute New York election, the recent English* elec? tions and others, the fallibility of the. press und Its inability at time to influ? ence* the popular,,-mind., Above all, he pleaded ror -honesty,. ?.publicity,, .perfect fnlr dealing In - (.he management of teta newspaepr, believing heartily in the. free? dom which comes from knowing the truth. The perfect familiarity with his sub? ject, the painstaking preparation or state? ments, backed by abundant statistics, tlie intenso earnestness, the eoncretoiioss or Illustrations drawn rrom a long ex? perience and withal-tho forceful person? ality or the lecturer; nindo this address particularly helpful to young men nnd in general Informing nnd stimulating. ? ;. .'a'. ? RIFLE RANGE SECURED. Local. Companies of Seventieth Also Have Bowling Alley. Company C, Seventieth Virginia Regi? ment, hail a very fine drill lusl night, with u majority or the men and all (he officers present: Major Bosiileux ex? pressed himself as behiK very well pleased wit lithe risult of the drill. One appli? cation for enlistment was received, and will be netdfl upon as soon as the appli? cant has been'mijss'od' by the" regimental physician. The commlltce ?ipp ilntor'. to s/-eiiro n shooting ramie has been given permission by the Virginia passenger and Power Company lo use u vacant ground on one Of Its car lines, ami the COminltleo will make u lrip in the early part of next Week to view the grounds and make suit? able ?irrungenienls ror n l/'OO-yurd range, with regular revolving tfirsnls and n sys? tem or senvplioie signal?. The range will be opened ns soon as the weather' borro I U< The companies' have another plan on fool for Ihe nuiiifionien! of Its members - the establishment or a bowling alley in the armory, The funds necessary for It? construction will be inlfiod by popular Htibsorlptlon, and II is hoped thai till In? terested'In tlio reRlinonl w'll come forward with us liberal donation? as they enn afford i o give. Company F Will drill I?. nl?ht. nnd Im? mediately nrter ihe drill a pit-ntlng of the base.ball t,r,m will h'n balled to make ai I'liicenienlH lo |nivc plfl?tlrfl nid to arrange ,i seliedulo;hi ??on u? possible, CARNEGIE TO GIVE $25,000 TO R0AN0KE COLLEGE FUND Illy As* . i ?!? i. !', is i , ? KAUKM, VA., Mrircll ??"'? I'lei'l'l- ni J. a. Moifahead announces that Andren" Cune?le ol?ers to >:!vi .?:?:.if> far a new endowment fund of Roftpoke Coliea-J, when :l 0o sum has been mined and the debt or f 1 ".<--- on the m v. blllldlll | has hei-n paid, Tho Objot'l o| Hie pfij, posed new Hind of |?0.0?0 is |0 mid pro r'ssoisiiips on account >>t increase/) >-i?i dent atlciidniici-. Kvery eitorl will ho in.'iile. to mcOl the lel'ltu ol tilt- plupd.-.l Uuu. Let this Machine do yoa? Washing Free? Thore aro Motor Sprimts beneath tho tub. i Tbesosprlnos do nearly alltho hard work.whe* oneeyouBtartttiemRoiub'. And Ibis washing tu? ohlmiworfcsaSftsiy asa blcyclo wheel does. Thore are slate on the Inoldo bottom o( tho tub. Those otate act as paddln?, to swim? tho water la the some dltoct?ea you roTolve tho tub. You throw the soiled clothes Into the tub first Then you throw ?noneb water over tho elothus to flout Uiom. ?? '. Nest yoo put the heavy wooden cover on top of ths elotlioe to anchor ttiora, and to pros? them down. Tbtscovor bos ?tot? on its lower side to Rttp tho clotlios end hold tiioai from turntua around when the Cal) turns. Now, wo aim all ready forootokond esay washing, ?ou ffrospltb? upright handle on tlie Bids of the tub and, with 14, yoarovolro the tub ono-tblrd war round, till St strikes a aietor- spri us. This motor-spring throws tho tub back- till It strikes the other motor-sprint;, which la tara throw* It back on tix> first tuotor-Bprlne. The nuicblno raunt have a little help from yon, at every BWhur, but the motor-springe, and the ball* beurlnirs, do prnctlcnlly all tho hard wnrlr. You can nit in arockhu? chnlr und do nil that the waehor requires of,you.. AchlldcnnYunlt'oiully full ot clothes.; i* ?TT i ? '' ' When yon revolve tho tub the clothes don11 mor?. Hut the wntor moVoa like a mill raco through ,th> clothe?. ... ... ,. TE3 paddles on' tho tub bottom drive tha soapy watorTHBO?QHahd throUKhthoclothoo ai every swln? of tha tub. Buckinnd forth, In nnd out of every fold, and through every menu In tbo cloth, tho bot soapy water runs llko n torrent, This Is hm It onrries nwuy all the dirt from tbo clotlios, lu fxoinsbttot?n mientes by the Clock. it drives tho dirt out ?arouch tho meshes ot ih? fabrics ^YIT^ODT ANY IIUDU1NG, -without any WE AB and T1?AII from (ho washboard. It will wash tho finest 1 ace fabric wltho- ', ivreaklnf athroad, or a ballon, and It will wash a heavy, dirty carpet with equal ease and rapidity, Fifteen to twenty garments, ortivo larco bod-sheets, can bs waaliod at one timo with this "1000" Wneher. A child cando this In eli to twolve initiates better than any able wnahoc-woruan could do tbo sum? clotbes In TWIOK the Unie, with three times the wear and toar from tha washboard. This is what wo SAT, now how do wo PROVE ltt 1 Wo send any rellnblo person our "1D?0" Wuoher free of charco, on a full month'? trial, and we ovuu ?pay tlie freight oui of our own pockets. No cash doposlt Is asked, no notes, no contract? oo security. ' Vounuiy njo tho wa:her four weeks at our e*. penbo. If you llDd It won't wach us raony clothos la FODB hours as you can wash by band In EIGHT hoars you seud It back to tho railway station, ? that's nil. ??? i-'. But, if, from a month's nctual use, yon ore con? rlnced It saves UALi' the timo lu washing, (loca the work botter, and does It twlco as ?asHy as It could be done by band, you ke?u tho machine. Thon you mall us SO cents a woek till It la paid tor, Remember that 60 cents la part of what tbo ma? chino paves ynn every week on your own, or on u washer-woouTTs labor. Wo Intend that tho ' 'l'JOO* ? WashersbqllnaTforlUelf and thuseostyou nothing. You don't nsETTcrni from first to lust, and you don'iuuy it until you have had a full month's trial. uould wo .afford to pay f.rolrut on thousands of those macl??es OTory month, It we did not positively KNOW they would do nil wo claim /or thorn? Oan you afford to bo without a mnchlne thnt will do your wiEhlnu In HAL? TJIB TIME, with bolt the woar iind tear of tha washboard, when you can hava that machine Cor u month" s froa trial, and lctttP?YIfoa ITSELF?' TBitf-offer.mny"be withdrawn at any tlmolt ovorcr?wdd our factory. ?'"'"??' : ? Wrlto ns TODA.V, walla the offcris-stlll-oben,and whllOjioulhlDkof It. ?. Thejoeta,(?0 6tampl?allyou risk. ,'Write mo personally on this offer, viz. i H.i\ Hleti?r, General Manager'of "1?KJ0" Washer Com? pany,' f* -5.747' Henry St? Hlnghnititon, New York ?MS Youcu ?,c, Toronto, Oinada '' If. you would have your washing done at home, without trouble, and practically no expense, write to R. F. Bleber, General Manager, 1900 Washer Company, P. 5747 Henry Street, Blnghnmton, New York, or 355 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada. NATION'S HUMORISTS. Jerome and Loomis Before Wo? man's Club in.Y. M.'.C. A. Jerome K. Jerome and (.'liarles Ba'tloll i^iomls will lio seen and heard for thu first time In '.Richmond, . when they ap? pear In a joint humorous recital at Central V'. U. C. A, Hall next Wednesday even? ing, Marcli 2Sth. They will appear under--tho auspices o? tho Woman's Olllb, and reserved tickets M'R. JEROME K. JEROME. for (lie pii-r.iriniinio niny 1)0' secured at the V. M. C. A. Tlie uiiiloii.il' and Internatlonnl fnmo of. tlis-Bu t\\'.. authors nnd humorists ful? fills the ?iifiranloo iiiikio by their pro Ki-.iiiiiiif niui promises airovenlnsjof mirth und iMi.loyinciil rarely (?ii'erOil. ?','" Mr. Jcroini- und Mr. l.ooinis have met i\llli Hi..hi' brilliant' tul(,vt\SS,..'Wu:o,il .vi-r unii wli.Tcevcr they have appeared. Il lu belli 'veil tli.it Hie -wurmest appreola tlr.ii und i iitliuslusiii uwult upon their vlsft to lib-111001111. BISHOP GRANBERY. Two Candiflatea for Commoj] wealth's Attorney, (rlperlul to The "Times Dispatc^.) ,'..'.., HfiVHT<>.\. VA., Muicli VI..- m:ilui|).'.fri|?l] i', liriuii.i |'y, ot the '?'.Mhoilisi (Cburoli,: 11 ?...-in .1 I. re Sun.luv. i'l'lio iiiMhop's'-Ron, the Id?'. .1 ?'? ' iinnlu-iy, Jr., is pastor of ib" M. i-:. t'luiii'ii h re and he I? vimtlnt; bin pon, plsh?n (iruiilicr.v nrip) un ted at (tlilldolpl M.-Moii l/'o!l0|fe, III 1M>>. when II. HMs lap i|p I III i.-. lb- wis oidiiliicl na ;. niinlstci ii.-i.- iiftj seven yc-ii? ?iko: .a. j'. -.,- of tin,' ohl i.ni I. nt.-i .nnu'inber l,iiil when l" wiih liera fi? olioiilulti of the col .- 80. .Mi'i.i.i.kIi h l. .iV|-r it yi'.ir l.cforo thu . 1.-1 ?. t? (or i .M.in-.oiiwealih'?;. ntl'iii'iic?- ior M .!.:? m 'il : ?>illlul?i- lijaccj'two. Clili'ill .) .1. . I:. ?. ,,li.. nly announced -tin. Ir uau (!>ii,-i. v. r. T. Itanltcrvli:.' mill ' 0, '1', i:."'l?ii., both ot liii.vilioii. IS, ('Iiiimbei-H flllilde, ??ho Is HOW H TVlllU. ll'.lt Ills' E'OOPMJ ( i ;u ii'i Conimouweultlra uttoru?-y, de Lljpvt to inn ayalii, . H EMPLOYEES Climax of Sensational Financial Collapse in Western Pcnnsyl .,.! vania Last October. CHARGES CLERKS WITH FRAUD Alleges Conspiracy to Use Bank Funds in Interest o? Railway. . ,,, ? (By Associated Press.) PITTSBURG, PA., March 26,-Flve Ar? rests were made to-day as n result'of, the failure o? the Enterprise National Bank, of Allegheny, Pa'? which suddenly closed Its doors bust October, following the sensational' suicide of Its cashier, T. Leo Clark, Tho arrests to-day wel-o mado by deputy United Staled marshals, who took Into custody Forest B. Nichols, private secretary to William H. Andrews; Charles Monzemer? George R. Rulston and Edward P. McMillan, employes ot tlio Enterprise Bank, and George E. Cook, nn alleged pnrtner of Cashier Clark In several real estate deals. Tlie charge against Mcnzomer Is that, as clerk of the bank, he certified checks drawn on the bank by persons who had not sufficient funds on deposit with the bank to meet the checks drawn, and so certified, this constituting a false certifi? cation, Nichols Is charged with conspiring with an officer of tho bank, who Is not named, lo abstract and wilfully apply unlaw? fully, moneys, funds and credits of the bank. Kalston and McMlllen, who were clerks In tho bank, are charged with muklng falso entires In the bookb to de? fraud the bank, while Cook is charged ? 'th conspiring to defraud the bank by getting raise credits. ', , The charges were formulated some timo ago. To-da'y when tho men wore placed under arrest they wero arrnlgned beroro the United States commissioner and furnished bonds In $?,000 each,. The arrests are a climax In one of the most sensational financial collapseB that has occurred In Western Pennsylvania und are the result or the investigation mado by Hank Examiner Edward, P. MoxCy, who furnished the Information to United States Commissioner William T. Llndsey. Tho information was based on the alleged conspiracy or Nichols to use funds o? the Enterprise Bank in the In? terest of the Santa Po Central Railroad Company and the Pennsylvania Construc? tion Company. OBITUARY. Thomas Garfield Overton. Thomas Garfield Ov?rton, who died on March 23d nt Beaumont, Tex., from gun? shot wounds, will be burled Tuesday at ?1 P. M. in Riverside Cemetery, lie was twenty-five years of age, and leaves two brothers and one slHter, Richard J. Over ion, of Columbia,' S. C; P. D. Overton and Mrs. Seiden M. Post,-or this city. Ile was also-a cousin Of Dr. WA. Gills. ' The deceased v?as a son of James Over ton, and a grandson or Dr. Thomas Over? toil, of Prince Edward, Va. Mis mother was a .Miss Pattlo Gills, of Powhatnn county. Mr. Overton was corresponding secre? tary or the large Beaumont rice mills. The direct cause or the shooting Is un? known. Overton was sleeping In the mills, and on tho night or thei tragedy It ap? pears that he ordered Mold, tho watch? man, to do some errand. There was evi? dently bad reeling between the two, and a quarrel was followed by Mold shooting his victim three times In ?ho hack. How? ever, the Inside facts will never bo known, as toll watchman Is In Jail and no living witness saw th? tragedy. In his visit here last summer Mr, Over ton's pleasing manners won him many friends, who deeply grieve his loss. Myrtle L. Hechler. ?Myrtle X,oulse Hechler, aged five months, daughter or Mr, nnd Mrs. P; L. Hechlev, died Sunday at the home or her parents, 510 Twenty-sixth street. The burial took place at 1:30 yesterday. Funeral of Mr. Nostrand. The rimerai of Mr. Lewis D. Nostrand, who died Saturday at his residence, 1520 North Eighteenth street, took place In Hollywood Cemetery yesterday nrternoon at 3 o'clock. Funeral of Mr. Jenkins. Mr. W. J". Jenkins, who died In his home. 812 Brook avenue, at 3:40 yerttcrdny morning, will ho burled to-day In tho family burying ground. Ills wife nnd two daughters?Mrs. Charles Tyler and Mrs. Joe Kramer?survive him. Mr. Jenkins was .forty-one years o}d. Mrs. O. C. Lewis. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) WEST POINT. VA? March ???.-Mrs, Octavia Chilhorne Lewis, mother ol' Mr. II. I. Lewis, who, -while puttlojr a piece or wood In the ,?tove, had her apron to catch Urn, and was badly hurned .Satur? day morning, died at 3 o'clock this morn? ing. - - - Mrs. l.ewls was boni In 1S17 and womd have been (ilgKy-nlne years old next August. Sho was a woman of great In? telligence, rfueonly hearing and wondertul vitality. Left alone when finite young, with three daughters nnd two sons, siio look great prime in rearing them. She had an excellent memory and llvfjl much In the past, though always keefffy alive lo everything going on around her and elsewhere, She was a daughter of Captain William Hill and Judith Browne Claiborne, who was a daughter or Herbert Claiborne nnd Mary Browne, making- Mrs. Lewis a granddaughter ?of William Burnett! Browne, of "Rising Green," King William eoiinry. , She inarrled Dr. John S. Lewis, son or Rev, Iverson Lewis, a remous Baptist preacher or King and Queen county. Two daughter eurvllve lien Josephine, who married Lieutenant J. C, Bnytop, or Glou? cester county; Nora, who married Mr. P. M. Rlphlnstone, or Nownrk, N. J., and one son, Horbort lorson, Commonwealth's attorney of King William county. Her daughter, "Lavinla .Clalborn?," who mar? tiled Or. C. T. Whiting, died a afow months ug.ml her oldest son. Dr.,.I. Rowland Lewis, who married Nannie Robinson, died a row years ago. ?Mrs. Lewis was nn active member or the Baptist Church all of her lire, she und her husband being largely tho round ors and supporters of Colosse Baptist I Church, fifteen miles from West Point, Where she held her membership up lo Ion years ago, when she united with the church ,il West Point, Vn. 'The funeral will he preached at tho Wyst Point Baptist Church by ? ' Dr. ?? O. ? V. Wiuigh, tlie pastor, at t'l o'clook. Tuesday morning. The funeral cortege will tl)?n proceed to her old home, "Mnntrose," up iii the county, whore she will be laid to rest with'"loved ones gone before.,' 'Her three surviving children end her grandchildren were with her nt the en?. Dr. Hugh Thomas Nelson. rSoeolal to Tho Tlures-nlspntch.) CHARLOTTKSVILL1':. VA.,: March 215? Dr Hugh Thomas Nelson,, aged .sixty, died this afternoon, after a week's Illness, oi oneiiniorda. Ho was born In Albemarlfi com iv the son of Robert.-.W..;and Vir? ginia ?'arayelte Nelson, nnd on both sides or his family wns a great-grandson, "f den Thomas Nelson, u signer or. tltp'De? claration of Independence'und rommnm der or ?hn, Virginia troops .nt Yorktown. Ho entered ihe Confeder?lo army' in the second voar of Urn war'and served lo tho cm! After the war he studied medic no m ihe Unlversltv of Virginia, began his practice In Halifax county, tout look un hl? residence ,i? CharloUesvllle la jSSI. Mason and Hamlin Piano tho purchaser lins tho satisfaction of knowing that an instrument has been chosen that In every feature?every detail of Its manufacture?has been subordinated to quality. The Mason & Hamlin Piano is Not a Cheap Piano but the high standard of excellence, combined In its manufacture makes it an economical purchase. In tho Mason & Hamlin Piano you have the dignity and aristo? cratic design of case, not the flashily carved imitation. The matchless purity of tone, sweet singing and not wanting In volume, though It has been tempered to the beautiful soft, sweot melodies that ring in one's ears like the Boothlng Btralns of the harp. Every part of the Mason & Hamlin Piano is protectod by patent. Write for descriptive booklet. ... ,: Th? Cable Company Richmond, Va. J. G. Corley, Manager. vhere he had since been u leader of irofesslon. He was a- mrember of the State Modi ?Jxamlolng Board, an Instructor In I nodical department of the University .'irglnla, president of the Virginia Sti dedical Society, member of ihe Nal loi Vssoclailon of Railway Surgeons it ?tlier kind rod organizations. Ho Is survived by Mrs. Nelson, who w vllss Polly Gllllnm, of Powhatan, and t ?hll'dron-Mrs. Katherine Clmmberh ind Dr, Hugh Nelson, Jr., assistant si ,'oon. United States nnvv. ? Miss Mollie Binford. ,' PAMPHUX CITY, VA.. Mnreh 2(T.'-M vlollle. sister of .Messrs. William li. a ;harles Binford, of Prince Edward cot y, near here, after u brief illness fn inralysls, died Saturday last, and tv mrled to-day at Uuffnlo Hresliyterl rhurch by Rev. J. A. Paisley, pastor his church., Mrs. Gunter. ' ', (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) PA M PUN CITY, VA.. March. ??.-.Mi 3untcr, of Appomaitnx county, near tl llaco, after a lingering Illness from co lump.tion, died 'Saturday night und w mrled this afternoon In the family cen: cry. Rev. C. II. Fielding, of th? Mot idlst Church, conducted the funeral ib? ices. Only a few weeks ago Mrs. ?u er's only boh, from the same dtscai ?receded her to tho grave, Mrs. Maria Bentzell. (Special no Tbo Times-Dispatch.) WINCHESTER,' VA., March 2i?.-.Mi darla Bentzell, widow of Henry'lionize if this county, wus found dead in in vhlle on n visit to lier sou, Harvey Ben ;oll. in York. Pa., on Sundi?.?'. She wi n 6oo(l health when she retired Siiturdi light, and death came .pafr?ossly. us i lUtcry was henrd (Hiring the night. St oaves five sons and throe daughters. SI vas born In Dnvidsburg, York count 3a., seventy-four years ago. Her remol? vlll be Interred hero Wednesday. Mrs. William Goodrich. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspntch.) - U.'HAY. VA., March 3fl.?Mrs; U'lllla joodrich, of this county, died suddenly ( leart disease In Philadelphia yesterdu; ?1rs. Goodrich was a daughter of M j. F. Mayes, of this county, and leaves itisband and six children. She was abot hlrty-flve years of nge. Tho Intorm'oi vlll take plncc at Stanley, this county. Jacob Crabill. (Speclnl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.) WINCHESTER, VA? March 2B.-Jnco ,'rnbii|, a leading retirad farmer < ?doom, this county, died at his horn uirl.v this morning from sickness lncldei o old ago- He was born near the housi n- which he died, olghty-o'rtu years agi lo Is survived by his widow, one duujrl er, three sons and one sistor. Mr?. Martha E. Green. (Special to The Tlmos-DIspntch.) ? WINCHESTER, VA., March M,-Mr? Unrthn 13. Green died at her home her n-duyiafter n long sickness, aged seyontj ino years, Slio lived In the only remain ng house, situated In the. historic Shnw ice Hollow, in the southern pan of Win ?bester, which was once thu abode of tn ?hawneo Indians. Two sons, John uiv N'ewton, and two daughters, Mrs, Gear, Slarch and Miss Belle Green, survive. Hh .vas the widow of Richard Green. Miss Jennings. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspntch.) R A PIDAN, VA., March 2(1.?MIhs Jen flings,, of Culpeper, died at the homo o lier sister, Mrs, F. M,' Brown, Saturdn; ??nnlng ut li o'clock, of ciincor of 'tlv thraat. She had been to Chnrlotiesvilli Lo the hospital for treatment, but her dis aase was Incurable, Her remains wen taken to her homo In Culpeper to-day fo Interment. Mrs., Bridget Hart, (Speclnl to -Tha Tlmes-Dlspntch,) ALEXANDRIA. VA., March 2(I,~Mi'h Bridget Hnrt died this morning at he residence In Alexandria. Sho was tin widow of Michael A. Hurt, who for mnnj years was an examiner at the Pensloi Office In Washington. The deceased wai slxty-lwo years of ago. Tho funeral sor vices, will be held at 0 o'clock Wednes? day morning. Mrs. Emma Strauss. (Special lo The Tlmes.-Dlspatch.) ALEXANDRIA, VA., March ?B.-Wr? Emma Strauss, wife of former Mnypi Henry Strauss, died late Saturday night at her residence in this olty. Tho de? ceased was born In Hanover, Germany, nnd was sixty years old. Bho Is survived bv hor husband and one daughter, Airs Phil I.etterninn, of Charlottesvllle. llei funeral Mill be hold to-morrow nlwnoon Ht H o'clock. Mrs. Hettie S. McClellan. (Special to The Times Dlspntell.) FREDF.RlCKSnURG. VA., Mureh 26. Mrs. Hcttlo Smith McCejhin, wife of Huv U MeCellHli. died a ?few days ligo at Wllneylllei Ohio, rised twenty throe vea-rs. .She was n daughter of Mr. I , J. Smith, formerly of Spotsylvanln. county, und bad been married only two years. Her hushMO'1 survives her. S. G. Schlosser. (Special fo The TlnTes-Dlspntch.) G?RDON8Vn;i.E, VA., March 36.-Mr. S G Schlosser died at the residence of his brother. J. E. Sphlosser, yesterday, utter an Illness of many u\a?yis. IJo was a,member of the firm of Schlosser & Brother, who havo been doing n grocery business hero for about fourteen years, lie ranw' to Virginia some Irdrty years ago from Mur.vlB.nd. and his life.hud been such as (o imtkt him a host of friends. He married .Miss Maud Landen Kau coner, who survives him with three bill aren. His rimerai will take place Tuui day afternoon at :':*) o'clock. Burial i Ma pic wood Cemetery, Charles W. Jeffries. (Special to The Tinfcti-Dlspatch.) g^B-EDI?RlCKSBURG. VA., March 2C Cnnrlos W. Jorrrles, or Lancaster couritj died last week, aged seventy-nmo yean He was a Confederate soldier and is sut vlvi-il by one daughter. A. P. J. McDaniel. (Special to The Tlnres-Dlspatch.) FREDERICIvSP.URG. VA., March 2<5. A. P. J. McDaniel died last week at hi home al Irvington, aged forlv-two yean He Is survived by three children. Hodges Shackleford. fSpeclnl to The Tlnros-Dlspatch.) FREDERICKRJ?L'RG, VA.. March 2?. Hodges flhacklefnrd,- ,-t Confederate sol dlcr. aged slxly-two. years, died at 4il '. home. In Ma thews county, a few day nco. He Is survived by two sisters am one brother. Dr. A. M. Whitsett. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) REIDSVILLE, N. C, March 26?Dr A. M. Whitsett, one or Roldsvlllo's mosi prominent nnd Influential citizens, dice very suddenly Saturday afternoon fron congestion or the brain, aged slxty-llvo He was suddenly stricken and expired Ir a short while. Dr. Whitsett was one or Reldsvllle'i pioneers, having moved here rrom th? country when it wns only a small village. He embarked in the mercantile business with Mr, W. M. Crafton, under tho ilrm name or Whitsett and Crarton, which continued ror several years, when he blilltvYho "Lender" Warehouse tor the sale or Ibar tobacco, sold out his mercan. tile Interests, nnd embarked In the to? bacco business. After a few years In this Held he retired from active business, devoting his'time to looking after his gen? eral affairs, which were large. He was a director In the Bank of Relds vllln, and had been Identified with otheT important, business enterprises. For several years he wns u member ot the board or county commissioners, and n good part or the time served as chair? man thereof, which position he filled with great acceptability; Dr. Whitsett was a vestryman In St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and was an earnest and faithful workman In the Master's vineyard. Ho contributed large? ly of his means to the building and growth of his church, from which the funeral services were conducted to-day by Rector Molllchamp, and was attended by n largo assemblage of relatives and friends. Ho Is survived by his wile and an adopted son, Mr.'Horace Whitsett, who has recently married and was living with his rather at their elegant home on Main Street. R. A, Stokes, (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) REIDSVILLE, N. C, March 20,?R, A. Stokes, of R?ttln. N. C, died at his homo Sunday from Brlght's disease, after several months of illness. He was a member rrom this county of the last Legislature, and had been for a number or years prominently identified with the business und political affairs of tho county. ,', He Is survived by hi? wife, who is the sister of Messrs. Polk and "Tony" Miller, of Richmond, Vn. General Nicanor Peraza. i (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) NEW YORK, March -Jtl.~Oeii. Nicanor Bolet Peraza, formerly Minister of Vene? zuela to the United States, died from pneumonia at h|s home. No. 170 West i?lghir-tlrst street, on Saturday, uged sixty-eight. General Peraza was horn In CaraVns and occupied many Important public, of? fices In Venezuela and wns a delegate to (he Pan-American Conference, Coining to Now York In 1SS0. ho founded and edited La Rovislu Iilustruda for llvo years und later was editor of La Tres Americas. Salvador, Honduras and Nica? ragua, united Into the greater republic! of Centrnl America, made him their first consul-generai to this city nnd delegate to tho Universal Postal Congress at AVashlngton. IPs widow, three sons and a daughter survive, him. riurlal will be lit tills city, DEATHS. BERNIER'.-Dled, .at Dover, Del., Friday, March 23rd. Mrs. ANNA M. DERNIER, widow of N. G. Bernler, in her" lirty nlnth year, after nn illness of seven woeks. She'leaves four children?George nnd Gus Bernler. of thjs city, and two daughters in Doyer; also, three grand? children. Funeral at 9:30 o'clock WEDNESDAY MORNING from St. Mary's church. ?n termtiiil at St. .Mary's Cemetery. PATTERSON.-Mr. THOMAS PATTHUV" SON died ut the Retreat. Funeral from W. I. Johnson's under? taking rooms. 207 North Fousheo street nt 10 A. M., WEDNESDAY/. Friends lu? i vlted to attend.