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Several lois of beautiful Lawn and Nainsook Dresses, that have become a little mussed and soiled. A few minutes' work will remedy that?but look at thel bargains. LAWN DJ-1ESS?S, Russian blouse, style, with colored collars and cuffs: nlso rronc.h long-wnistcd dresses. Were ?1, now Finn quallly LAWN DRESSES yoke effect with cluster lucks and deep hem; others with tin-Its and embroidery, Were 32, now LAWN AND NAINSOOK DRESSES, yoke effect of fine tucks with bretelle of Swiss embroid? ery and four-Inch hemstitched hem. JSnibroldery on nock and sleeves. Were $1.60 und Sl.Tfi, now LAWN DRESSES of fine qunl lty, yoke of fine tucks and Inser? tion. Brololln of Swiss embroid? ery; two clusters of fine tucks and n ruffle of fino Swiss embroidery at tlu? bottom of the skirt. Were ?a.50 and $2.76, now Ml. DOYLE Sil [ 'American Railway Association in Session There During the Week. THE PENNSYLVANIA GROWING Plans on Foot for Further Im? provements?Southern Rail? way Systems' Earnings. President George W. Stevens, of thu Chesapeake and Ohio, Is In Now York on business. General Manager C. E. Doyle, of tho Chesapeake, and Ohio, is In Chicago at? tending (lie annual meeting of the Ameri? can Hallway Association. Mr. A. II. Plant, comptroller of the Southern Railway, announces the follow? ing earnings of the road for tho third week In April: Southern Hallway Company (excluding Pt. Louls-Louisvlllo lines'): This year, "ftibi.GSS; last year, $S29,9t6; Increase, $78,672. Southern Hallway Company fSL Louls Loulsvlllc lines): This year, $76.623; last year, $70,600; increase, $?,!i23. Atlantic Const Line?Month of Febru? ary, $2.172.1)7;:; same mouth lost year, il,738.123; increase for present year. $431,850, Sime July 1st, $15.SS!?,701; last year, Sli.OO?;i70; gain. $1,850,511. Central of Georgia?First week of April, E212,r-00; last year, $101,000; gain, $20,Gpp, Louisville and Nashville?First week in April, t-S?S.lO?; last year. $747,445; gain, iSO.GfiO. Since .1111" 1st, $32,803,250; last year, IW.1W.7W; (?rain. $2,023;46?. Seaboard Air Line?First week in April," ".1,314,669; last year, $l.(-in,212; Rain, $265,4.r)7, Since July 1st. ?8,651,923; last year, $7,G33, 132; gain, $918,701. Tlic management of tho T'ennsylvania Railroad Company, it Is understood, has linder consideration plans for the rais? ing of additional fresh capital which rs needed for carrying <hu tho extensive improvement work'' which the company Ik carrying on. Nothliig definite has yet been deeded upon in regard to this mat? ter, though according to tho understand? ing 1", hanking circles, tho company con? templates tho raising of possibly $40,000' l"?i. Money market conditions, however, "ill to Home oxtent determine how soon applications will 1?' mude for the funds. This ip not regarded as an opportune lime for the flotation or additional bonds, ko it seems likely that tho company will Issue Phort time notes for the amount needed. . , A Lehlgh A'alley rr.-lght Iralu was blc-wn up with dynamite on tho cut off above Plttstoh, at midnight Tuesday night. The engine ami several ears were de? railed and wrecked. The engineer ami fireman wen- injured, it is b\?!ioved that ?onio malicious person placed a bort of dynamite o? tin- track which exploded Svhen tin? locomotive struck it. PUPILS WILL GIVE. To Allow Public School Children to Give to San Francisco. The meeting of the Bcliool Hoard was held In the City Hall last night, the fol? lowing members being present: .lames il. Capers (chairmani, Charlea Hutzler, ]?'. ('. Kbel, it. ij. (?hildrcy, H. 11. Woodfln, A. H. tilrii, aaglHiant superintendent, ami C H, "Walforcl, <l<rk and supervisor, This b.etng lia- annual meeting of the board tie- following officers were re-elect? r-d: James H. Capers, chairman; Charles Hauler, vice-cbalrman; t?. I'. Wallunl clerk and supervisor. The board decided tn allow Die pupila tu make a contribution m uta relief oi thu nifli-rei-H In San Francisco, Notice will be given In the *ch'iois au m h,,, date oii Which the i-olli-ction will bo taken. After approval of pay-rolls und otner routine business Die fio-ard adjourned Tho following committee* were appoint, ed: Teachers nnjl Schonls r. c. yj?.\, ?j, ?-,. Huge, Jr., \V. Floyd Keaina, Hol?iid 11. Chlldrey, Hiilldnit-s und Furniture Chnrles Hutz? ler, K- <"- ?bel, S, J5. W.I i?i A, n dark?-. " Flnaiiii -A. H. Clark?, Charlea llutzler J. G, Corley. Bible Class Mass Meeting, The F. T. Hates',; Bible < !ass u( lu;,,a f?tul?oii MeliiiKlr-i _h.un.-h will hold a jaaur-inoitiiig and rally In tie? church to? night at h o clock. The address ol t;?- .i,-.- -*.||| i,,. rl. Hvi-red by tjio itev, i;.,.... >.v. MoOaniel, pastor of tin- Firm HaptUi Church, a ?musical programme, , mUru i u s.-veral Interesting nuiutiets, I.as been arranged by tin* special e.oliimUr, , . Includlny .*-, |. . Hinia by Mr. W. .1. Phillip?, tenor soloist Iron, Hall linons and m.ii< um rtette, com iioHed of Me?ara. waiki:..-. r .,, , wau-. ,,? and ?A'Tilte. Willie tie- ui'-ii of tin- liibh ,-, (il V \<:ty aie est* dally ii.\lit,U, Um luhy li dota to liic i/ubUc, "THE PUMSHI S EXCEUUT One o? the Best Casts That Has *??? Been Seen at the Academy. THE LEADING LADY~IS CLEVER Plenty of Comedy and a Bit of Tragedy ?Much Laughter and Some Tears. "The Plainsman," with Mr. Orrin Johnson In the title rolo was played nt tho Academy last night and made a derided hit. It is possible that if "Arizona" and "The .Virginian"' had not been written, and had not successfully showed behind the footlights, "Tho Plainsman" would never liavo been constructed, for the piny last .night: wiiH "Arizona" with n large dash of "Othello" according to Squire Loimle Graves. At any rato it pleased, and the audience was moved to much laughter and some tears The scenery was excellent, and not during the season has there been a more capable company of players on the Academy stage. "The 1'la'msman" Is u western ranch owner, with the Virginia blood of lito Fairfaxes intermingling In his veins with Spanish and Indians. Then comes tho '.?Othello;" lie marries a young girl, the daughter of an army officer, stationed near by, anil grows insanely jealous of lier affec liou for ids foreman, who is really her brother, a deserter from the army, and therefore living under an nssumed name. The Dash of Comedy. An Irish widow and several cowboys make good comedy, and Don Jose, ?i cousin of "The Plainsman," makes all tho trouble. Thon conies lago. Mr. Johnson, who was last seen hern as leading man in "Ben IJ111*,'.' played well and added to the pleasant impression that ho had already made In tho past, wbllo Miss Irma La Pierre, the leading lady, was not only clever, but exceedingly pretty and possessed of a raro sweet voice, which she used to excellent ad? vantage. Tho "Kate MaUuie" of Miss Anne Suth? erland was delightfully breezy and clever, and Mr. Ilolbrook "?lln'n, as "Hon Jose," was perhaps the most finished of a cast which deserves only praise. There is a line in tho play which is well worth ropeuliug. The widow says: "A special providence looks after drunk? ards and lovers." Tho Plainsman will play lo-nlght and Saturday, matlnoo and night. "The Duel." There is nothing namby-pamby about "Tho Duel," the celebrated play which (.'liarles ""Tollman is to prenant ill tho Academy on Friday night and Saturday matinee, with the woll-known noter; otla Skinner,', in the pivotal character, It is a great big thonro Hint is bundled in tliia play-one that teems and throbs with life and one that kindled an avelanelic o? talk mid discussion when it was llrst pro? duced at tho Comedio Fran?aise In Paris. It was expected that the work would make as Tilg a bit in Lids country among thinking people as II did In France and the cities of the Continent, It Is hard to surprise the regular thealer-goer, but tills play succeeded In doing It upon Its first production In'Now York. What tho an?lleme saw was a man who scoffed at religion as being lit only for the weak minded battling with a priest for n wo? man, one for her degradation; Ihn other for tho saving of lier soul. Tho tindliig of its second act literally swept Its Broad? way audience <ur Its feet. Ml'. Skinner lias made the hit of his career In Hie role of the priest, and added new laurels to his reputation as a finished and an ar? tistic actor. Tlio company supporting hlin Ik n uni.-ible one. Tbe production Is a copy of the one made In Paris. Gloriana Musical Comedy. The AVells-litiiine-Unrlaii Company have secured the right? to tho KngliHh musical comedy, Gloriana, ami with Little chip and Mary .Marble and iir.iny of the old nljou favoritos, will inaugurate a spring tout?, opening ai the HIJou Theater Mon? day evening. April ?|0ll|, and all week with the usual matinees. POST A MEETS. Arrangements Being Completed for State Convention. Thf monthly meeting of 1-oBt A. T. P. A.'s. was . bi-i.-i ut iiieir headquarter? al Third and Main Hlr. els. last evening. A ?.?und number of members win- present. Mr/ (?. h. <Voi., president of the post presldeij, Mr, Cook reportad for tin? ?pocltt) commUtee on eul.-i -tniiimi-i-t for the State convenllon to )?? |?.|d la Kleli iiioiul May lllh and ljili. lie untied Dial arrangi ln.-nls had bei u ui-uli. to e.nler liijn'ibi thiio hundred delegates nnd that lie- hamplet would be held at Murpliy'u Among ilioM- present wore Messrs, c p. Cook, E. li. ("lows. II. i? lliirsrood' M. B. Valentine. Col. .1, S, Hurwood. II. r. .Smith. .1. M. Pell. Thomas Poli,dex? ter, it. L, Christian, m. W. Moneare c li. Colon??*). ?, Vf. Humidor? ,i, i. um I. J. Allen, K. H. (?mille*,, i? s. whit? man-, William Jenkins, Jr., M. c, patter son, O. ?**?', Roger?* K c Pi l?uzo T? i. Sti-niise. U. K, Van !.. m; O. A. Crawford 0, B, Gary, It. c. pin.,-. c. ji, Ann lm a. v.. Syduor, J. U- U. I'etiv, F, p r,.? lad, .Moo. Levy, I.. I > Miller, A. I' itedfoid. i". "L, ituden, T, w. Chclf. aim Vf. O. I'oij.ij, of 1'Jdladcbhlu. n NEWS GATHERED Fil 50UTHSIDE Death Lust Night of Vci'y Well Known Lady ill Man? chester. BOARDOFALDERMEN CONCURS .Pcst-lfotisc Will Be Erected on the Outskirts?Personals ami Briefs. Mll'nchcsior Bureau, Tlinos-Dispnleh. 1101! Hull Street. Mrs. S. 13, Bishop, widow ot the lato Q. B. Bishop, clh'il hist 'hlglit; nt Slot) o'clbci. nt hot? homo, No, 1223 Hull Street, nflcr tin Illness of seven weeks with pneumonia. She wns rorty-tarco years of age nnd very well known throughout tho city. Tho death wns a surprise to the rela? tives nnd friends wlio hntl labored under tli<> belief that the pneumonia wns cured. Tho deceased Is survived by seven chil? dren, all of Manchester, They are, Mrs'. Bossle Webb, Miss Mary and Miss Ada Bishop, nnd Messrs. J. IS,, A, I... li.' 13. und C S, Bishop. Tho funeral lUTtinBomonta huvo not been completed ns yet, but Rev.?l>r. Crtd lln Will olllciutc. To Build Pest-House. .The Board of Aldermen lust night by a vote of ? to 3 pu.sscd the. resolution pro? viding for Hie erection of a pest house by the city. At n meeting the night previous n q?britwn did not vote on the question, 'and ns it required a majority vote to make un appropriation, the mat? ter was deferred until tho mooting lust night. ? The pest house will be built at once. At the present time the smallpox patients aro confined in a tent on the outskirts 1 of (he pity. I The Voting Places. The Board of Aldermen, at the request of ?Mr. T. B. Taylor, chairman of tin; Kleotlon Committee, has deckled upon tho following voting places for the spring (?lection, nnd tbfs resolution was adopted: Resolved, by the City Council of tho city of Manchester concurring Hierein, That tho voting, places In the several wards of tho city be -fixed and established as follows: For tho First Ward, at YVaverly Nun nally's house,,No. till Hull Street, between Sixth and Seventh Streets, ns heretofore) established and used. For the Second Wardj at the Corpora? tion Court's jury room, in tho court bouse, on Hull'Street', between Tenth and Eleventh Streets, ns heretofore es? tablished and used. Foi? the Third Ward, nt tho Old Tavern. No. UK! Hull Street, between Eleventh nnd Twelfth, as heretofore established and used. For I he Fourth Ward, nt Branchos's house. No. 1321 Hull Street, ns heretofore established and used. Adopted by City Assembly, April 21, lOOIi. T. 13. TAYLOR. Chairman Election Committee. Personals and Briefs. The Buildings and band Committee met last night nnd transacted routine busi? ness. .Mr. XV. S. Fuqun, of Cli|esterfield county, was visiting in the city yes? terday, S^ojos of M'finaheslerlaiiB witnessed the opening game between the Liiw makers and tho Shoemakers at Broad Street Park yesterday afternoon. The rnuornl of tho lato Philip B. Tiir pin look place from Boihel Church in Chesterfield county yestordny. The news of tho death of Mr. ,7. !.. Chancy In Halifax county has been re? ceived In the city. He wns well known bore where be visited while a student at Richmond College, Belvidere's New Officers. At a meeting of Bolvldere Orovo of Druids'; held Wcdnosdny night lu Belvl dero Hall, tho following ofllcors were elected for the ensuing six months: Noble arch, F. W. Kunlter; vlce-nrch, Or. ,T. R. Williams; financial and recording) seere tnry, B, II. Hudson; treasurer, K. ,'. Ford; conductor, John Rablnoau; Inside guard, F, B. Tlnslcy; outside, guard, .1. C. Ayors; chaplain, M. U, Sutherland: trustees, C. H. Hubliston F. P, Brent and Sylvan us Frnnelone. On the first Friday In next month the grove will meet In its new grove room at i-lofhelnier's Fraternity Hall, The grove appropriated 110 towards the I'rukls who Buffered In tho terrible dis? aster In California last wee... Tho Su? premo Arch ot tho United States, Mr. ,1. 'I'. Martinoni, who lived in San Francisco, not only lost his home, hut his business as well. There aro abolit lifteen lliouvsnud 'Druids In tho State of California. Eighty-seventh Anniversary. Metropolitan Lodge, No. 2"J8, I. O. O. F.. celebrated the order's eighty-seventh birthday at Marshall Hall. A largo crowd was In attendance, brothers being pres? ent, from Patrick Henry, Capitol City, Aboti Hen Adern, Union anil Unity Lodges. Among the entertainments of tho eve? ning were: Zither, Mr, Spelgol; solo, Mr, lilekorsiaff ; solo, Mr. Nunnloy; solo and recitation, Mr. Dlacont. After this pro? gramme, Rnv. It. M, Muxoy, of Union Station Methodist Church, and Res?. Dr. M. A. Jones, of l.eo Street Baptist Church; inado excellent n.ddresses, Mem? bers from the visiting lodges woro then called upon to Hpealc, and Messrs. Jen? nings, Smith, Haines, Russell and others ros ponded, Refreshments and n smoker followed, mid everybody voted 'he meeting ono of the most enjoyable held for n long lime. North Carolina Society To-night. Tho North Carolina Society, of Rich? mond, will hold a very Important meet? ing at their rooms in the T. I*. A. build? lui.', Third and .Main Streets, at 8;15 o'clock to-iiighi. president; Borden ojc pects a large attendance of the "Tnr Hoois," for matters of grave Importance will come before the society, Following i he ?Ult?ilieus meeting, Ihe society -\vlli hold a "Dutch" sociable. Defied Storm to Attend. Notwithstanding the Inclement weather a largo congregation gathered at the Cfuco Street Baptist, Church hint night, where revival servlocs are In progress; Dr. ??arrelt was compelled ti, In? ubse.nl, pud l?r. Melltnlel preached a Htrong (jur? liioil, which made a deep Impression on du congregation. At the conclusion four young people came forward to contain ClivlBt and Join tiiu ehurcli. Mr. Jlad'l'.n 'Wit I kin? sung "The Throe Volees?' most liuprestlyoly, Dr. Oarrett returns lo-uay and will preach to-night. Tho Interest m iii.- meeting!? Is deepening. Mr?, A. H. Hauls, of this city, was Ul.cn 10 the K'-tieat for Ihe Sielt ycidcr , duy by Dr. Klont? 'lor liculuii-ut. BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOB ?, FEST? Scats A?e Heilig Rapidly Reserved and lUany Box Parlies Will Me G i \'eii. NOTED ARTISTS ARE BOOKED Children's Chorus Will Re o? Especial Interest?Programme for Tuesday Matinee. The outlook for the Thirteenth Miisl-cul Festival of tho Wednesday Club, which ' opens on Monday Itighl, Is exceedingly brlRht. and every indica? tion points to the ?Teiltest success In tho history of tho club. Heals fur the flvo performances at the Academy- are being rapidly, sold, and the audiences will bo not only largo but brilliant, T)ui boxen have been taken and many theatre, par? ties will bo Riven during the Festival. Mr. Iffmll Mollonlintlor will again con? duct tho Hoston Fostlval Orchestra; and Mr. Waller C. M'.-rcor will conduct tho Children's Chorus. Among tho distinguished artists who will ta ko part arc Mb-s Anita Rio, so? prano; Miss Louise Ortnahy, soprano; Mme. Isabel Bouton, contralto; Mrs. ?Mw?winmiii ' ??Mt?i MR, EDAWRD P. JOHNSON, Tenor. Bertha Cashing Clilldj contralto; Mr. Edward' Johnson, tenor; Mr. Albert Qucsncl, tenor; Si-*. Emilio do GoRorzo, baritone; Mr. Gwllym Miles; baritone; Mr. ,L. B. Merrill, basso; Mr. Wnldemnr L?tschg, piano virtuoso. Three Night Performances. There will be three night performance? and two matincss during the .Musical Festival. Especial interest Is being token In tho children's chorus, which will bo sun-: on Tuesday matinee. Tlie programme for thai occasion is as follows: ? I ?j ; ?j*ll:4!_3*5l__3 Children's Concert. Soloists: Mil's Louise Ormsby, soprano; Mr. Albert Quesnel, tenor; Mr. Carl Web? ster, vlolliicello. Programme: Indian Suite, MacDowcll; 1. legend; 2. In '"War Timo; 3. Village Festival. Creation Hymn, Beethoven; Serenado, "flood Might, Beloved," Novin; Clilldrcns' eliorus; Aria "Il est doux," from "?icrodlade," Massenet, Miss Orms? by; Spylilg Sori.^, Gnbrlol-Mlarlor.C'hlldi-en's chorus; ballet music from "Sylvia," Be llbcs; (a) Valso Iconic, (b) Fizzlonnti; Hai? ti Waltz Song, Fat tison: Children's cho? rus; cullo solos; fa) Ave 'Maria, Schubert; (li) Neapolitan Folk Soiir, Casolla, Mr. Webster; Arla "Cielo e Mar," from "L.\ Gioconda," Poncliielll, Mr, Qucsncl; Uni?n and Liberty, Parker, Children's chorus; .solo by Miss Ormsby; Hondo d'Amour, Westorhout; "Dearie," Kummer; Soldiers' chorus, from Faust., Gounod; children's ohoru.s; Hungarian Mardi from "Lu Dam? nation do Faust,'' Berlioz. PAINT PORTRAIT OF GOVERNOR SI? Mr. 11. I*'. Waltman, of New York, who lias attained much distinction at homo and abroad, for his acknowledged skill in portraiture, is In. Richmond, and la painting a portrait of Governor Claude A. Swunson, from dully sittings, nt the Executive Mansion, .Mr. Walton lias been abroad a good part of the time during recent years and lias dono considerable^ work In I'twlnnd, where lar painted, among olhors, George Moore, the Irish novelist; Lady Ciinard, Lady Amberst, Lord Morl.--.iry und Cap? tain Ames, of tho Life Guards, who led the procession at the hue Queen'? Jubilee, in 1S0I. In tills country recent portraits dono by him, Huit havo been greatly admired, are those of Mrs. Frances Hodgson Bur? lad!, or Mrs. TowiihoikI, Miss llalllo "Or? mino Hives, Mr. John Philip Soumii, Ad? miral Hdiley, Pulled ?-?tales Hcnator Hyle, ProfcHHor .N'oweomb, the am romer, ami Speaker Cannon, whoso picture has just been llulalied ?uni is considered to he a speaking lllteiiosH. Just hen- is where Mr. AVultiiiua'n ex? traordinary forte Iles, In his being able to make, not only an excellent work of arl, bin a reallslle one, as far as Ids BUbJool is concerned, .Mr. Wall man considers liar llatidoa statute of Washington, lu tin- rotunda of tin- Capitol to I/o one of Ihc llia-st In tho Unite,| States. He likewise baa a high uatlwuto "I the portrait's Huit lio han m-i-i hero by Sully, Gilbert Biliar! and other pel traits or that period. Ho m looking forward with Interest to vlsltlnt; Ihc studio of Mt: H. V. Val? entine, Wnilo In llie city lar is a, ?nest at llie Kxeoutlvo Muii-iion. Fund:* Subsrfibed. (Special to T1|0 TlinoH-Ulspaloli.) CPLPKI'LH, VA.,' April ?i- -At a pub lie me.-tliiH held hero titln afleriiooo by call of Mayor Hell for tho plirpm. of I'U.lulflg miIh-ci Iptloti for liai h?lferc?n from Hu- ourllujuuku In Hun Fianol.voo, funds were aiilii-, ilb.-il and eomiiiltle..H appoint? ed to further .lotlclt subscriptions for tills t'UUbO, MAYOR BITTERLY OPPOSED TO IT 1c is Against Sclilioht's or Other Plnn Tluin iMunici pal Ownership, WATER, LIGHT, POWER Believes City Would Do .1 letter to Erect Power* Plant Than ' Lease Gas Works. (From- a staff Correspondent,-) NJ.W Ollh'KANH, April 2fi.?Mayor Mc? Carthy wits seen nt (ho St, Charles Hotel Ibis afternoon in regard to Mr. Paul Sclilicht's visit to Richmond niuihls 80 cent gun proposition, Mayor McCarthy I? uncompromisingly opposed to any proposition or nny othor tiling tlitit will (alto Ilia control of tho Richmond (las Works out of the hands ,of Us citizens, and Is of tho opinion that this Is what Mr. Sclilicht's proposition, If uceepted, would moan. lie says that. ?U"tor four hours' talk with Mr. Schlicht in Richmond there woro many things yol to bo learned about his process and proposition,, mid that ho Is very skeptical of his ability lo supply gas 'to Ihe pipes nt 30 cents. Further, the Mayor said: ? "1 am opposed to taking tho llrst. step which might result In tho control of the !lgtit In Richmond by tiny private cor? poration. As 1 get additional Information from time lo timo, I nin confirmed In the opinion thai we would make a groat mis-,, .nice to surrender tho Independent posi? tion wo now occupy as to light. Every? thing Indicates to mo tho wisdom of re? taining absolute control of tho gas works nnd of adding at the earliest practicable moment ?. power-house for electric light and current. Fire Protection Question. Tho water tower nt.tho New Reservoir, duplica teil nt the high points in tho city, is Ihe solution of the question of fire protection, and we need the power from (he electric plant to run these pumps as II ey are now run nt the tower at the Now Reservoir. The sooner wo have the current ready for the wires to oponte the pumps at those towers, tho bettor II will bo for the city. -While, wo are di-cu.'ping the propriety of Introducing an independent lighting plant, other cities are making frantic efforts lo escapo from the contracts Ihey have and regain pos ?-oslon of their light, power and water plants. I think It moro desirable to add the ownership of tho electric light und power plant than to surrender to ?my degree our proprietorship in Ihe gas privi? lege?, of Richmond, i regard Mr. Sohllcht's proposition as part of a plan to ultimate? ly get possession of our gas works." J. D. M. GAS ORDINANCE LONG FORGOTTEN Superintendent Knowles Says Citizens Can Buy Gas at Actual Cost. Superintendent Knowles, of the city gas works, said last night that tho city could r.rrnlsh gas just as cheap as any company or person could. He did not seem to bo greatly Impressed with the offers recenUy made by certain Individuals to furnish cheap light for the citizens of Richmond, and while be wounl say nulling disparaging of tho persons In Question, lie wagged his hcud in a wlso way that meant volumes. Mr. Knowles said: "1 have been quoted ns saying that the. total cost of gas made by the. city was Just a fraction more than 33 cents per thousand feet. ' "it does not even cost that much, for I have carefully examined my books and I find that firr January. ?February and March of this year, the city gas only cost 3?! 1-2 cents per thousand feet. Tho leakage lust year amounted to 16 1-2 per cent., which includes condcnsattlon in the pipes and brakeuges, Makes Large Profit. "I should say that tho cost of gas at the burners amounts to about 05 cents a thousand feet, which leaves a profit of 33 cents a thousand feet to the city. "There lias been an ordinance on tho ?books evor since I can remember which has never boon in force, but which, 'it enforced, would save the people of Rich? mond many thousands of dollars. "This ordinance says that the auditor shall make up tho gas accounts each year showing tho actual cost of gas and that the Council shall on the first of [February each year fix the price of gis for the year. Tho ordlnanco further slates that gas shall be sold nt cost to tho citizens of Richmond. Put Them in Excellent Order "I. am sure that tho expenditure of $350,000 will bo sufficient to put the works in excellent order and to permit us to make gas Just as good and or cheap as any that Is made in n\r\ city. "The water gas plant, ^put In under m'y supervision, at tho lower gas worlcj, is as good as any in this country nnd makes as good nnd cheap gas as any? body wants. "If tho new Improvements nro put In at the works, tho .cost of gas making can possibly bo cut in half nnd It could bo sold to the consumer for certainly 75 cents per thnusnnd feet nnd possibly lower." Give Silver Tea To-night. A ?liver tea will bo given to-nlglil at 8 o'elhol. at Ihe residence of Mr. William R. Miller, No. US North Third Street, under the auspices of the Earnest Work? ers' Society of (ho Clrace-Slroet Presby? t?rien church. The feature of tho evening will lie a gypsy encampment In charge of a charm? ing gypsy princess, who has just, arrived from New York. Thoro will be booths for tho sale of aprons, ilownrs and candles. Refreshments will be fron nnd the phonograph win discourse htubIc and ainiiseinenl lo the company, In connection with this entertainment Hie ladles will run u line of automobiles from First and Itroad ^Streets and Kghtli ami Broad ?Streets, lrmkng short trips at frequent Intervals for 2.1 eonls tho round (rip, Tho proceeds of (his enterprise will go to Ihe fund for Improvements to tho church building. Case Runs Amuck. (Special to Tho Tinies-Dlspalcll.) UA./WKill, N. 0? April 2H.-A second mistrial ha? occurred In I ho caso or Hughes & Company, loaf tobacco dealers ot? ??ouhtburif, Vu,., ngulnst Ohcuthuin & Williamson, lobaooo warehousemen of ROlelgh. Th? caso in tho trial (hut has .lust "run niriuoli" ?was glvon to thu Jury last ?evening ?a fi o'olock. At ?1 o'clock thev sent for Uni lu (lit o to ask additional explanations fu toVerlulu matters, At 11 O'clock Ihey Hunt a noto asking that I hoy I,o discharged, as it was clearly impossi? ble for them lo reach an agreement. The Judge Henl fhem word Hint he would not discharge them until ihe conn convened the next day, And.this course wus taken lids monilutf, i Says I Any OWN The Very Best ? Our stock this season is the best we have ever shown?and when you consider what that means? to better what it seemed impossible to improve upon?you can well realize what efforts, brains and genius it has required to produce such a re? sult. Our ready-to-wear clothes are better than nine-tenths of the to-order kinds, We offer you more individuality?more style?more of an assort? ment. It matters not what your shape is we can fit you. Gans-Rady Company JUDGE GREGORY WILL LEAVE THE COLLEGE Present Head of Law Department Will Resign Shortly?Former Governor Succeeds Him. Judge Roger Gregory,, who has been senior professor or law at Richmond College for a number of years, will retire at tho end of the present session. Judge Gregory has not yet resinned, but it is ills purpose to do so shortly, the resigna? tion, to take effect In June. Upon the retirement of .Indue Gregory, it is understood that former Governor A. J. Montague will become the dean of the law department. Judge Gregory was a member of lite late Constitutional Convoni**?,! and Is widely known among the niotubors of his profession through? out tho country. Many lending lawyers have been .students under bis guidance and the relationship between his classes and himself has invariably been affec? tionate and exceedingly helpful t? the younger men. Tho resignation of Judge Gregory will not come as a surprise to those close to him, as they have known for some. months that he bad about determined to leave the college at the close of the present school year. Died on the Rail. rSpeclai to The Times-Dispatch.) BUOOKN73AL, VA., April ai.-Mr. Rob? ert F. Parrlsh. foreman for Messrs. Vaughan & Bc-xley, was killed yesterday about five miles from Marysvllf? on tho Tidewater Railway. Mr. Parrlsh was springing a hole mid returned too soon to use the dynamite, and the result was his death. The young widow of only four months seems almost heartbroken. CQNRIED COMPANY RETURNING HOME Opera Singers Lost All Their Property in the San Fran? cisco Disaster, (Special to Tho T? m es-Dispatch.) CMARUJTTKSVILLF, VA., April 26. Tho Conrled Metropolitan Opera Com? pany, with two hundred members, com? posed largely of Germans, Italians, French nnd~ English, passed through Chnflottesvillo tills morning In a solid Pullman train, en route to New York from .San Francisco. The manager of tho company stated that they experienced all the terrors of tho earthquake, and lost two hundred thousand dollars' worth of baggage and scenic paraphernalia, but while many of the hotels occupied by members of the company were destroyed, no lives were lost. . Tills company went Into Sun Francisco with nine carloads of bnggnge; It roturas with only a few trunks. It will disband on reaching New York, and It.? members will sail as early as practicable for their respectivo homes. Daily Court R ecord Henrico Circuit Court, Decrees ' entered yesterday: Thaxlon vs. TliaxtOn; Cauca set for to-day: Liquor licenses for upper district. Two Charters Granted. The Bint? Corporation Commission yostcr? dav granted tin; following charters: ISdwards 1.11 ad lind Building Company (Inc.), Alex? andria. Scott Neshlt, president; Frank IS. Itapp, secretary; II. P. !5tl wards, trea-surcr; all of Washington. Capital, $100,000. Objects; A general roul estate business. American Realty CorjioraUon. Richmond. 1). A. lUtclile, president; P, F. Williams, secretary and treasurer; both of Richmond. C1u|i|tnl, i'oO.-f'. Objects: To dcul Jn real estate, mineral land? and stnndlng tituber, lease mid operate hotel? and amusement pro? position?. ?? REAL ESTATE NOTES, Agents Very Active and Many Inquiries Daily Made. ' Tho real estate agents havo been ac? tivo nil of this week witli buyers und prospootlvo buyers of small or low priced iots Oil which to build cottage homes, Several of tho agencies report good busi? ness of this character ami bright pros? pects for still heiler transactions of a llko nature, Growing Industrial Interests In Rich? mond and tho eouserpionco Introduc* tlon lioro of small armies of , ox perl mechanics from otlior localities who havo brought money with them, and have great prspeets ahead, havo Increased tho Inquiry for small homes. Investors who want to build houses to rent to suoh good peopD> und inen of small means who want to build tlielr own homes nro among tho Inquir? ers, Altogether these siunll home-bujj^'s are doing much to keep tlvfc real estate market active, and It Is a splendid sign of tho times. Dr. Evans to Lecture, llr. XV. IX lavan? will lecture at 31. Marli'a Ohtu'ch' to-night. The exercises will coiiiaioiu'o promptly al 8:16 o clock. - Cars Turn Turtle - (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) CHATHAM. VA.. April 2U.?Fast run? ning of freight train on tho Southern Railway caused a wreck car to turn tur-, Do, killing J. T. Madison, of Chariot tos ?vlllo; painfully Injurylng XV. H. Tucker ?ud I". '(. Gregory, gC Monroe, members of tho derrick crow; wrecking a stianly car luid blocking the (ruck for nomo dis tance. The wreck occurred ono mile north of Chatham to-day, OBITUARY. Rev. R. A. Compton. (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.) SOUTH III LI-, VA.. April 2?.?Rey. R. A. Compton, who was serving the Meth? odist Churches of Lunenburg Circuit on appointment of the last session of the Virginia Conference, died suddenly at tho parsonage, near ilollydale, this morn? ing at 0 o'clock. Deceased was born In Greeiivlllu coun? ty, N. C May 21. isII, and has been a member of the Virginia conference ?luco 1SC2, Mr. ?ompton's first work as a, minister was dono In Mecklenburg coun? ty, adjoining Lunenburg, the place of bis stuhlen death; thus lu a ministry of forty-, four years It seems rather unusual that It should have terminated ho near tho place where It began. Mr. Compton was an A. M. graduate of tho Rntidolph Macpn College. H<? is survived by a widow nnd six children. Lieut.-Col. Barrington K. West. LI-3X.INGTO.V, VA., April IS.-Clonornl Scott Shlpp, of the Virginia Military Institute, received a dispatch to-day from Mrs. West, nt Denver, Col., announcing tho death yesterday of lier husband, Lieutenant Colonel Barrlngeton IC, West; chief commissary of the Subs 1st enanco Department, United States Army, locat?<ii at Denver. The remains will be brought to Lexington for Interment, and will bo burled with military honors. Colonel West was born In Kentucky, uradunted from West Point, and him since served in tho United States Army for several years in the Philippines. His wife, who was a Miss Scott, of Ken? tucky, survives, with four children. For the past eight years, at intervals, they have made their home In l,ex!ngton. Captain C. K. Curtis. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) NORFOLK. VA., April ?M.?Captain Clin? ton ICIdd Curtis. U. S. N., retired, (licit very suddenly nt his home. No. 124 Free? mason Street, Norfolk, this morning at ,'1:20 o'clock. The deceased was a West Virginian, nnd entered tho naval servico from that State In 1S05, Ho ivas on s?a duty for about twenty years, commanded Hie U. 8. S. Newark nt one time, and portions of his shore duty were at the nuvy-ynrd here. He married Miss Louise Perkins, ot Norfolk, daughter of Dr, R. S. Perkins, and she, with a daughter, survives. Tho arrangements for the funeral havt) not been completed this afternoon. Rev. R. A. Compton. (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) B-LACKSTON1-. VA., April 26.?Tilo Rev. R. A. Compton, pastor In oharKO of Lunenburg Circuit, M. 10. Church. South, died at his home nt Holly Dale, this morning at 0 o'clock, of apoplexy, having been sick only three hours. II? was for four years pastor of the Methodist church here, and was grcally beloved by all who knew him. Tila re? mains will he burled in Lake-View Cem? etery on to-morrow. The services will be conducted at the Methodist church by Rev. XV. G, Boggs, Rev. Mr. Moss and tho Rev. Dr. Cannon. John P. Branch. (Special to The Times-Dispatch,)' NORFOLK. VA., April 2?.?John P. Branch, son of Mr. and .Mrs. .1. O. Branch; of Twenty-eighth Street, Park Place. Nor? folk, died at 3 P. M. yesterday at the Nor? folk Protestant Hospital. In the Twenty, third year of his age. The remains will be taken to Windsor, Isle of Wight coun? ty, Vn., Ids former home, to-morrow morning, for funeral to-morrow afternoon at tho Shlloh M. I?:. Church. John F. Blackwell. (Special lo The Times-Dispatch.) FRONT ROYAL, VA., April 26,-Jqhn Francis Blackwell, son of R. A. Black well, of Lunenburg county, died her? Sunday night, after a short illness of typhoid-pneumonia. He leaves a young wire, little daughter, father, four sisters, viz.: Mrs. W. T. Barnes, Mrs. Lynno Hit? and Misses Llzzlo and Houston Black, well, and one brother, R. 13. Blnckwcll, to mourn his untimely death. James T. Madison. I (Special to The Times-Dispatch.V CHARLO'rTliSVlLLK, VA,, April 2fl.? James T. Madison, of this city, who wouldl have retired on Saturday from railway life, after forty yonrs' activo service, ivn? killed this afternoon near Chatham by, the overturning of a derrick on a South? ern Railway wrecking car. Deceased tvtii a Confederate veteran, Odd Fellow and mechanic. Ills wife and two brothers. Rev. J. Richard Madison, of Manhattan, Kansas, and George ?Madison, of Millboro, survive. Mrs. Albert Wine. i (Speolal to Tho Times-Dispatch.) FRIODIORICKSBU'RG, VA,, April 24.? Mrs. Albert Wino died "Wednesday night at her homo In Stafford county, near Rosevllle, after a . brief illness, aged seventy-live years. Sim is survived by lier husband and several children. Mrs. R. H. Eager, (Special to Tho Tlmos-Dlspatch.) FRFDIORICKSRURG. VA., April 20? Mrs. R. H. Fager, of Caroline county, died Wednesday at lier homo monr Bowl? lug Green. She Is survived by her hUB? ?band,_ '. DEATHS FFGRAM?Died, at Cony Dill Ilosplinl, Brooklino, Mass., on Thursday, April 20, 1900. JOHN COM BIO, only son of John Combo and tho lato Isabel 1 Innrer Pegrtim, in tho thirty-sixth year of bin ago, fiailLF.IOHFR.-Died, at Memorial Ilns? pliai at 12:10 P. M.. April 211, liiOii, Mrs. CF.LIOSTF, D. SC'HLl'.K'HI'.R. wife of II. XV. Schleicher and daughter' of P. C, and L. R. .lones. Funeral from Pine-Stronl church FRI? DAY, April 27111, at ?1 o'clock. -_ _ , Funeral Notices. TIIIO Fi;NI0RAL"sk.RVIOI0S OF MR. JOHN M. IV?0RSON will take place THIS MORNING at II o'clock from tin? rooms of t?, T, Christian, No, 1?I2 Fast Broad Street. Ills friends nnd no? o,iinlnlnnecs aro invited to attend. IN MEMORIAM. Ill memory of. tho lato nOWF.I.L 8, COOP10R, Who died April 27, 1901. The voice w? loved J*- ?XU-*-?.