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Hi__I.i-._i 1VESTIEIITIDI Mffi tom m?i r'ago.)_ cimi.Mt^ m_ ?lr0(1 moro ' Wishlnnc? l>"sPllnI llmn '" c"p* Unn.lic.t.. iime. Ft.UMbttr.ugt.t out thnt T. Md* t nt the hnspilal. and ' Bfj.tnli. McCrnckon, wns Dally, wlt ,,. . Sunday ?, cnrcful to state llint We-idy fiin, |)r foster becamo In Rleh?,mndlng lho loss from Pattrtbut -,]r jinudar siild thnt Dsily. rt-'o-.l wm made '" M;l?| Dsiiy, Wnines. bu*. that as high Bunday ...,, auiountlt g ln an (Yesrlj ',;', ,r; teiiterlon"\he L. C. Youupcr as i.con?,. Mr. Bbtltlar snld thnt of Marnnru1r nt fi 7-8 cents. but ???;?'? ' "nd offered hlfl rl? at $hnl T, McCracken hns _m, slnco Dr. Foster Tins ent and ls now n. farmer Mood. lt jilso master of coremonlos wlth' thnt uro held for tho I week. ______?_; Btatcniont wna tlmf the is been more peoncimli.ll nent of tho hospltal's nf J old genernl bonrd. nnd nib'ers of tlie old bonrd Tho -chased supplles, nono of merce dld so. good ian the Law Allows jnony ii out by Chalrman Si-*>11er uioiul"'!. 'he clerk nnd llin r-ngl ?. -iji-awlng larger salarles1 tTfrtn ts. and lhat emoluments thnn ,|Vr,f| when lt ls dlstlnctly There no such thlng shall bo corps mond ls recelving *IO0 a yeaVJ a year, and tho enpinoer dlfffr'lore than the amount fixed ' Tlierc'iture. erP 6 In answer to n question, .nt thero had beon great nusy e condUct of tho affalrs of benei'i. nnd that "nll" were re? publle wltness named espoclnlly +, nnd the co'innilssldnor of saM: "Tlie suporlnteiidonl ,. An. buslness ond was debldodly Bent: ,-ed ihe followlng very bit Ing men tlanlpf.,-!,,] hoard, suporlntondent, mer commlssioner of hospitals) ?,(,,.!.> THE PATIKNTS Ol* THE . AT SHOULD HAVE COM 10 aaV* AVHEN THEY USED IT co-f). PUP.POSES AND TIJKN mo/AKIlS OTHER ENDS." ls vld that tho losses to tho ln i'd been so great that tho ?'lii havo pald the salary of hlPJltlonal attendants, or in <Jea'salary of those nlready oni peo tho An Insert. rr.xnmlnation by Colonol Law . ouilnr had occaslon to examlni. book nnd dlscovered that an ouind been mndo ln tho book ng-xnmltuition. Tho number "70'' ?pl(.'rlten whoro thero hnd L-ecn Sar sald: "I l.ate to mnko such TtO it ls too serious a matter." "1.1 Sndler stated that llio oc.cui 0? Id be thoroughly Investlgatod, Law less tlien broupht out tho 0,,wliilo nniounts reaohlng ?.700,000 pa expended wlthin seven years, of.'lod to lie deducled in dlscourits. v sald lhat thls wns nn extreme "nnimint nnd thnt tl.e errors r-.er than ho had expected to h Ci P.ison thon asked the wltness j-glild have put down as errors t over charges" if he liad bonrd j.iie'.s cxplaiintlon beforo mnk beport. ,.; replied that he would .not have itness stated thnt lio bad been to ascertaln the exact amount i lisses sustnined liy the Instltutlon ,unt of tlie errors mnde by tho n Lane testlfied mainly along the supplles purchased at rotall 'by i .'iyard hi Wllllamsburg. lle stated , would be fnr better for tl.e In- I i to purchnse sufllciont supplles' rac.t prlces rather than buying in ip market at rotall, as Is done now ty instnnces. Buy at Retail. /they buy at retall, it Is not my ,1 sell them all I enn nnd I wisli sell them more," said Captaln finlnp, wltness said that It wns im L> for hlm to son -at retail and J ivholesale prlv.es. .??? ? '* [you want to know why .1 charged jr BUgar," Captaln Lane nskod nnn Sndler. a," replied tbo chalrman, "Because !d not soll lt eheaper." !o was a gonoral laugh. ?aln Lane slated tluit he thought It ible for the steward to purchase fliee.f from the farmers In the nelgh Dd. ? Eugene Clowes wlll testify to-nior ,and on Friday Captaln McCracken have a ohanco to state lils siib- of offee ancl whiskey alTair. Boudar snlil to-day in (llscusslng tho ir wlth a Tlmos-D^patch representa thai Mr. K. A. saunders had sald bls check for SITO, overcharge ln , awatted tho pleasure of tho com e. System Wrong. . Boudar said that the system of ARE THESE H "Boundl tle worse thot leather." CROS MAKES tlFE'S Why put your They're the hi you've got, an treatment. T deaerve Cross' J/i/ottr deolar d. wlll eencl cmy etyle o t6o. addUionctliopa LEWIS A.CF NOR-TH ADI1 buylng nt tho hospltnl was wrong, nnd Bdded thnt In hls oplnlon a. cash dlsoount could be secured whlch would hnvo amountod In tlio past seven years to moro than $10,000 or about $1,500 a year. Mr Brooks look the stand nnd saiti thut hc hnd mado the altorntlon ln tho nwnrd book by addlng the numbers '70, and that he had inennt to do no wrong. He sald lio now snw tha.t ho hnd mndn n mi. tako. Mr. Bnrlow, the hospital enr pentor, testifled thnt nlnety-sevon win? dows-ln the Brauer bulldlng, a womnn s ward, were out of order, nono of them havlng corefs or wolghts. Mr. Wolf, thn Wllllnmslairg butcher, testifled thnt hls lctst contract was for sevon cents per pound. Ho sn.ld that ho had furnlshed bnd boot but onco, n.nd that It hnppeiiPd when ho wns on n flsh? lng trlp, nnd hls nsslstn.nl got drunk nnd son. n hnd lot to tho hospital. "They iii'0?- pretty hnd klekers, said Mr. Wolf! nlluding to tho patlents. The Proceedings. Tlio twelfth day's sesslon was called to order nt _;_0 nnd Captaln. L. W. Lnno wns called to tho stand. cnptnln Lnno stated thnt ho hnd ox nmlned his books, and that the so-callod overchnrges regardlng menl had been nc casloned by contracts that "lappod ovor, ' I o contracts that were nnt .-..mqplrted wlthin the spcclfted tlmo, and whlch, therefore, went over into tho next quar .Vitness sald lho flour snid by hlm nt rctail to the hospltnl wns of a hlgher grnde than tho contract flour. Wltness here stnted tliut he thought Ihe hospital autliorllos wero mnklng a mistako ln purchaslng cheap flour. lt wa.. far cheaper, wltness sald, to buy n hlgh grado spring wheat flour, because It makes more bread?thirty or forty loaves more liread, than tho wln? ter whent. Witnoss wns nsked if lt wns nn error. lf ho wns pnld $4 for 200 barrels of Hour when thls contract bld wns $1.10. Witnoss sald that he dld not believe il was so. . Chnlrmnn Sndler sald thnt the expert would produce the orlglnal bllls, nnd blds Wltness llien sald that he. rocollected thnt he had made. tlio charge nt the re .iiiest of tlie board who nsked for the change. , ,,. Wltness sald thnt on ono occasion tl.o Btoward'asiced hlm why ho charged elgl.ty cents for menl when lho contrnct called for sevohty cents. Wltness ngnln snid lt wns a app-d oontrnct" and that hc remnrked to the steward,' "What's sauco for tho goose, Ih sauco for tho gander." Witnoss was nsked why ho secured on one occnslon tho contract for menl at 8n cents against otlier bldders at ._?_ con.tX when he (wltness) had not ovon put .. " Witnoss said thnt be got thc bld through Judge. Garnett, of tho board, who urged that water-ground men bo used rather than steam-ground nicul. Touchlng the matter of "Stnr _?*_-.. * the contract for whlch had beon awarded the wltness at $*' when Goodrlch nnd Sons bld $^.00, wltness sald It must have been an ennor of tho award committee. When asked regardlng tl.e prlce charged fnr sugar. wltness sald: "I thlnk 1 can explnln Ihe hlgh prlce." "Pteaso do so," sald tho olinlrrnnn. "Bocause I couht not sell it ohenpl.r," sald wltness, lauglilng. Witnoss sald he could nol sell nt rotall nl the siime prlco us wholesulo. "It* they buy nt rotall, It Is not my fault. I sell tiiem nll 1 can, and 1 wlsh 1 eould sell tbom more." Wltness sald thut, aa far as he knew. Mr. Brooks had mnde a good Htew.ird and tlint ho had always tried to ".Tew" the wltness down ln prices. Wltness sald it would be well for tho steward to buj* beef from tho farmers ln the nelghborljood. Thls custom wns in vogue fur many yenrs. Tho wltness then stood aslde. Boudar on Stand. ll, n. Boudar, tlio expert ao it, was then ro-cnllod to tho stand. nilai- then testifled regardlng tho Mr. counti Mr, i: IAIU-. feet in prison? irdest workers i deserve good lat's why they . tt Shoes. el not keep them, we . reoetpt qfpHtewltA ovrrtmargo mndo by L. C. Youngor for rlce. , . Wltness said that tho 1>ool". showod thnt tho nward Wfts 5 7-3 conts, but Ihat .V. C. Youngor bld 6 1-8 cents. Wit? noss :lild ho roportod tho mattor to show that the nwnrds nnd bllls dld not agrce. Wltness sald tho fnult holongod to tho steward prlmarily. but that tho superln totidont should havo oxamlnod tho bllls boforo they wero paJd. Tho spoolal board nnd tho oxecutlvo commltteo wns nlso at fnult. Wltness sald that Mr. Morcor, thc clerk, was not requlred to oxnmlno tho bllls. Ho snid ho should havo boon requlred to mnke nn examlnatlon. WItnes3 snid thnt thirtoon bllls slnco 1808 hnd heen pald nnd discounts hnd nnt been dodnotod. Tho money lost amounted to $36.80. Wltness sald that contrnct goods nro paynblo ln thirty days,* nithnugh thoro is always cash on hnnd. Tho goods could be purchased chonper for cnsh. AVItness sald that tho falluro to pur? chaso for cnsh was duo to nogllgonco on tho pnrt of tho speclal board. Wltness sald that In the days of tho nld board tho lndlvldual' members pur? chased tho goods for the Instltutlon. Mr. Tycwln purchnsod hats and caps. Mr. Stnrko purchnsod buttor, lard nnd hay. Captnln McCracken purchnsod whiskey. Colonel Taylor purchnsod brandy. Captnln "McCracken purchnsod coffee, etc. etc. Mossrs. MoCraokon, Lowls nnd Starko were tho prlnclp.il buyors. Wltness sald the speclal board of throo hnd mado n'o purchnses of supplles, but thnt the steward mado tho purchnses. ln answer to a questlon asked by Senntor Roberts, lt wns developcd that Captaln McCracken wns a member of tho flrm from whlch ho mado purchnses, and thnt Colonol Taylor wns a klnsmau of a mombor of the flrm of Taylor and Loyal!, from whom ho mado purchasos. Wltness then explatnod regardlng tlio contrnct for coal wlth thc Chesapeake iinrl Ohlo Conl Agoncy. Witnoss .nld coal wns purchnsod at $L1-V6 por ton nt tho mlnes, but thnt the prlco was raised to $4.60 a ton on account of strikos. Tho bllls at tho advanced prlco woro pald, nnd slxty dnys afterwards an enqulry was mnde. Thls fact struck tlio witnoss as strarigo, slnce In hls oplnlon tho enqulry should havo boen made boforo tho bllls woro pald. Tho overchargo In thoso bllls amoiurted to $1,828.39. Witnoss" sald that tho oontrnot, ln shape of n. lottor, set out that there would bo no oxtra chargo on nccount of strlkes, but that, ln spito of this, an extra charge was pald. Foster Protested. Colonol Lawless hero statod thnt at tha proper tlme ho would show thnt Dr. Foster protested ngnlnst tho inoronsod price and npplled to other coal com? panles to socuro conl, but could not get lt. Witnoss rovortlrig to tho payment of money to T. McCracken ..hen a patlont, sald thnt ho wns mlstnkon ln tlme when McCracken was dlschargod. Or. Fostor, wltness sald, was not re sponslble tor tho payment of any money to McCracken whllo a patlont. Dr. Fos? tor wus not superlntendent durlng thnt tlmo. Wltness sald he dld not know If patlont_ wero pald for servloos durlng Dr. Mnn ciiro's tlmo. except thnt McCracken was pald nnd "othors," nnmos not known, Colonol Lawlosa sald at the propor tlmo ho would show that McCracken was out on furlough, ond ns a farmer sold boof and bacon to the hospital ns well as othor thlngs. Wltness snid that tlio travellng expenses of the. suporlntendont seemed to be mod erate, as dld the oxponsos of McCracken nnd of Clowes, oxcopt in tho mattor or telograms, Wltness snid ho had mndo n tublo show? ing tho dlffdrencd ln management of thn old board and tlio now speclal bonrd, I. wns nll ln favor of tho speclnl board. Senator itison; Q. "Do you moan to sny that tho mnn ngemciit of the speclnl board was n savlng to tho Stnte?" A, "V*.. A less qtiantlty of Sutppllos was bought." Witnoss sald that thls was markcd ln llio mnllor of coffeo. ln tho old dnys _,po6 pounds of coffeo por quartor was used. whllo now only 2,300 pounds of coffee were consunied, although there nro 100 moro patlents now than formerly. Wltness sald that when Captaln Mc? Cracken, president of tho board, ptir ,'hnsi'il tlm coffee, ho bought _,0-_) pounds more In throo years thnn was now found to bo nocossary. Wltness sald that the patlents do not gol as many eggs now as they dld four years ngo, but that they each get an averago of 11 pounds more of 1'rcsli nieals per yenr than formerly. Bought Cigars. Wltness, ln speaklng nf tho "dellon oies"' purchuBod, about whloh so much hns boon snid und ilmiod, imude thn statement that olgurs were purchased eyory montli ijnd sometlmes twlce a niiinth. Olie hundred per mouth, 150 per iiionih, Ol' ut prices ut froni .1 lo $7._0. Fropi Deceinlier 1903, all the rlgars cost S 1-'.' conts npleoo. Theso cigars were bought from L- SV. Laue, ! Clialrmaii Sadler "So the board _m s_ ' tony thal ll.i'y i-inildn'l BI11Q 1.0 eheap ! olgnra, but liad to>. molf_ io <n"t olgurs.'-' I i_. wiiai about wllfl tnrlioy, vonlson, I Bllfi i-r.il'S, hihster. Ice efonin, ...'?? 1 ,\. Theso vouuliers were pressod up sn ehisely .ngetlior in the book thut lt u^. impossible to aeouro ihe datoa. it appeared lo us ||u.t tln- bnarc) wouhi hnvo to havo greut nppetHea lp poii aiime all Uinl was ..ought.', Wltnesa sald that he supposed Ihe olll .. i-.- had '"''''I these dellceclea ns (hey u-.r? nol mppoaod lo llya on 'he plnl i ? ,.? tim patlents. Tliore wb? one iiem - 'I SiniDitli'hi h.'iins. .-. 'nm ".adler "How Iqiig would lt i,l. '..|- the board to eat up twenty ,our Kinillillelil hams?" RI_on-"That would depend on ^ (ii Bj__M_a___-g3T_-_??^ We have a large stock of different makes and styles that we can show you at our Main street store. TheE, Opposite Post-Office and 9 East Broad. how much whlske.r they had consumed boforo." Wt-.i.-_*s sald ho saw several Involeea for Snillhflcld hamn, but mado no rogu Inr llst of the delloaclos puroh_u.od. Chalrdmsn Sndlor?Q. Wore theso luxurles only purchased al board moet Ings? A. No, II dld not soern so to me. Q. Could tho board havo ealen them nll 7 A. Not pupsdhly. . Wltness s*ld that vonlsnn was pur? clinsod at totu cotitR, whlch waa lower thnn beef, nnd thnt the wlld turkey wns chonp. Tho commlttee then ndjourned untll __:..n o'clock. The mombors of the commlttee wero the guests nn Sunday of Dr. Booth, at "Cnrtnr's Clrove," hls anclent nnd splan dld country sent on Jnmes Rlver, seven mlles from Wllllam?burg. Dr. Booth has beon a regular nttondant on the moetliigs of the coinnilttee, and hns glven tho membors the beneflt of hls wlsdom nnd experlence. Aftfcrnoon Session. The commlttee mot ngnln at 2:30 o'clock, ancl Mr. Boudar conllnu?d hls J.estl niony. ?Sonator Sndler sald thnt Mr. Brooks, the' steward, recelved $100 a month, and tliat Mr. Morcor, the clerk, recelved $100 a nionth, when tho law set out that they should rccolvo $S00 and H7.0 n. yoar, re spectlvely; that the engineer, Mr. VVlnl ctiff, recolved $76 per month, when the lnw placed hls f-alory at $700 a yoar. "Wltnoss snid ho had mado no examlna? tlon of theso matters. The- chalrman then Instructed hlm to do sn, saying that theso matters hnd oome to hla attention from the pooplo of Wllllamsburj., and lhat he felt the matter should bo Investlgntod. Colonol Lawles.s thon stated thnt the steward was alRo storokeeper, and that tho clork was n.Iso asslstnnt steward. The wltness then explalned tho expenso nccounts of tho superlntendent,. nnd tho members of lho hoard, which. he sald, wore modorate Wltness Baid thnt the clerk, Mr. Mercer, recelved JS for rocordlng the mlnutoa of nll tho meetings of tho board and tho spoclnl commlttee. Chalrman Sadler then sold that the law flxed tho clork's salary at $760, nnd that lie was recelving a flxed'salary of $1,200 n, year, or $150 moro than the law ol lowed. Tho wltness sald he could not testify as to thn salarles pald, as he had made no examlnatlon nlong that line. Chalrman Sadler read from the code a soction whlch sets out thnt the offlcers of tho varlous hospitals shnll not re? celvo nddltlnnnl pay or emolument. Wltness thon stated thnt ho has come tn tho conclusion, ns sot out ln hls ro? port, thnt the buslness of tho Eastern Slato Hospltol was ndmtnlstered wlth grent "lnxlty," and tliat the board should hovo been cogniznnt of thls stato of affalrs. "Wltnoss thon set out in detall why ho had reaehed thls conclusion, -xilntlng out tho nwnrds to a hldder ot a gronter price than other blds. "Thoy dld not fully cotnply wlth tholr duty." 'Mr. Poudnr menlloned espoclnlly the commlssioner of hnspttnls (Colonel La.no): tho steward (Mr. Brooks), and in a gen? ernl wny condomnod "all." Was Neglectful. "Tho superlntenden.i regardlng tha buslness end, wns decldedly neglectful." Wltness snld he nlluded to the Im? proper npproval of bills. Wltness told of an intervlow he hnd wlth Dr. Fostor, in oonnootlon wlth tho nverchargn mnde by E. A. Saunders's Son for flour. Dr. Foster, lie sald, declared that he was not responsible, at, ho camo after the purchase was made. Wltness sald Dr. Fostor approved' the blll, and should not hnve dono so, unless he had flrst oxnmlne.d It, , Q. "Havo tho patlents sufferod through thls negllgence " asked Sennlor Sadler. A, "Thoy defrniicled llio patlents of tiie money thnt should have come to them when thoy used it for othor purposos nnd turned it. towards other ends," re? plied Mr. Boudar. Q. "If thero had been no such losses, cyiiild not. thero hnve licen employed moro attendants or pny them lietter siilarles?" A. "Yes; soveral additional attendants could have been cinployol." Colonel Lawless here doclaroci that thero was io inw that comr>.i,lod Dr. Fostor tn npprovc the bllls. In answer to a ciuestlon nskod by Dr. Dunn: Wltness snld thnt lt wns the, duty of the commlssioner Of hospitals and lho speelnl bonrd to' examlno carefully tho varlous bllls nnd accounts. Wltnoss sald he mlght, out of the natural klndnoss of hls heart, excuse Dr. Foster, but, ns un accountnnt, ho could not. On oross-examlnatlon by Colonel Law? less. wltnoss snid that the expert oxam Inntion had extended over a porlod of seven yenrs. Wltness snld thnt the award book hnd been changed slnco he mndo lils roport, und that nn omlsslon had boon lllled In. "I hnle to mnke such n ohnrgo," snld Mr. Boudar. "It is tno serious a matter." Chalrman Hadlor then asked tho com? mltteo to examlno the ontry. It was seen that tho number "70" had been ln sorted. Chalrman Sridlor gavo notlce thnt ho would trace tho mattor and dlscover who had made the altoratlon of tke books. Alleged Overcharges. Mr. Boudar wns then nskod n number of questlons regardlng tho allogec] ovor cliargo on goods, espoclnlly nlong the line testlfled to by Captaln Lano. Colonel Lawless endeavored to make tho wltness testify tliat tho alleged over chnrges worn not errors. Wltness replied: "I regard them as errors." Q. "If it wns shown that the stnwnrd In good falth purchased in tlie opcyi markot, would not that change tho stnto of affalrs?" X "It would, to my mlnd, show a fe.-iiful state of buslness methods." Colonel Lawless brought out tho fnef lhat whlle wlthin seven yenrs nearly BEYOND RELIEF. (Paclfla Coast .Mnnufn. turcr's Journal.) I. Ih cin.n_.lnir that ln thla liitelllgent nge there Dlmulil l,u un almoet p_>rtnln speclllc for Ilrlglit'H Dl-oasa unl liiiil.otcs, yet bul few kliow of lt. The promotera aro trylng l.nr.l enough to tell Ihe iraopio, i.m patont medlclne nien, have, wlth Ihelr t.atlwo.ilql burenua, m, imiiiineil iiimii tha |m'..i>Io ns to oreate general ?II. trust. Tlie Innocont aro now Biifforlng wlth the guilty, for ivli.i .-nn plcli oul tho hoinibt frvin llm ill-lion-il Hlati-mcnu? l..i i'. ln- reconlcd for tiiougluful pooplo lhat tin--- illsi'ii.is are no longer necessarlly fataij ilmi wlth caro and proper trontinunt thoy ylold iil.iieat ln ii iirliilniy, un.) Ihnt Iho upei'lllc* thnt il.us do what nothlng olao in thu world li kii.mn in ilo un' known us Fulton'g QOinpO unil?. 1 wlll _.'i> tlin. partles .l.'.sirlng lt aro aent III ??rii.uri'. Thla llom ls ii.,t wrltten by u aulior ilin.iti- bul liy iii' eillior i>f tlil. publleatlon. nml 1 speult I., u.arJ, | nml lllaliutea my SOlf. THK ..DI'j'lH*. Abovo li Inn . r,< fully n half ilmen ihII I.iv.s whn havo iveo\.I under Kultoa'a O-m pillll'lH. VVIieil tn.suepici nrighft IiUease?wrakne.a oi-Iiwh ..? weight; itrnpny; puffy ai.Kh's. haii'la pf "y.'llls, Kiln.i irnilili' aftor lho Illll"" iTOiilh; iirlnti iiiiij ?how noitliiieiit; falling vla I'ni; ilriiwulneu ir ynu hnve any of.ihi._o, ms1> (ty Kuiion'i rti na| c-onipoiin-l, ln le ?'? ?- . Klngul-hlng feature ls. ni.ii.in -.- wlll ????,? ihlr.l .iii.l nt ri.n-,_ vo. roolouii s.ip.lil A.li f,r Kultun's Diaho'lc Senrt (or fr_c !? ? ldel, OWCUJ & Minor Druj Co., Jllchmond, V*. Purity is a characteristic of nearly all Beers, but is only one of the essentials of Quality. BUDWEISER The King of Bottled Becrs is not only Pure and Carefully Sterilized, but is* brewed from the very choicest materials obtainable ?Barley-Malt from sound, thoroughly ripened grain, Hops of the finest quality and Yeast of special culture. A beer of exquisite taste and delightful flavor is the result. Budwelser is bottled only at the Home Plant. Anheuser-Busch Brewintf Ass'n St. Louls, U. S. A. JOS. STUMPF, Manager, Anheuser-Busch Branch, Richmond. $700,000 hnd beon expended, tho dlHcounts not doducted amounted to only $36. WltnosB sald thnt thin wns true nnd thnt thoro woro vory fow errors. In reply to a questlon put by Sonator Rlson, witnoss snid thnt lf Captnln Dnno hnd mado hls statement before he (wlt? ness) m'nde hls report, ho would not hnvo cnlled tho "I___mo ovorchargos errors." Wltness snid ho rfld not know thn exact amount of the lossos sustnlnod by hospital. He had not hnd tlmo to make an exhaustlvo examlnntlon. Colonel I_.wl.ss hore rend a letter from the nttorney-genernl regardlng the coal "jiontrnet, In whlch he oxprossed the oplnlon thnt tho coal compnny hnd the rlght to phnrge the Increased price. Mr. Barlow, the carpenter, was then called nnd told to examlne tho "Brauer Building" nnd report to tho committee. Mr. Boudar then contlnued hls expln nntlon of hla report Mr. Boudar wns nskod hy the chalr? man If ho knew thnt n llmlt wns flxed for the dellvery of goods. Wltness replied thnt he bad notlced It nnd tlyjt tho rule should havo been obsorved by the stew nrd. Witnoss sald thnt the system or huylng nt the hospltnl wns wrong, but thnt he could not blnmn Captaln T.ane for sclling at retall to the hospltnl. Could Have Saved. In answer to a statement mnde by the chalrman that moro than hnlf a mll? llon dollars had been spent for supplles wlthln seven yoars past, wltness sald that nn average of 2 pnr cent. could hnve beon saved by buylng for cnsh. (Thls Is 510,000 In seven years or a yonrly savlng of $l,428.cn.) Wltness snid thnt the supplles were not purchn.sed for cnsh, but that .10 days or more waa taken on nll bllls. Colonol Lawleas polnted out tho com inlsloner of noupl'ols had to approvo all bllls and that ns ho had to vlt hospitals, It waa Impossible for hlm to approve the bllls In tlmo for canh dls count, Wltness sald there wn?. a lack of system in thls Instltutlon and that Iho present mnthod could very decldedly ho Improved upon. Mr. Boudar then'stood asldo. . Ir. Brooks, tho stewnrd, waa then re c.-.lled. Mr. Brooks explalned that ho had mado tho Insortion In the award book sincc Mr. Boudar's report was mado. Hc sald that he had done thls Innoccntly and that hc mean. no wrong. A Dangerous Thing. Senator Sadler, chalrman, sald hc was Rotlsfied that tho wltness mcant no wrong, but that lt was a dangerous thing to do. Wltnes sald he now nppreclntcd thut fact. Mr. Brooks then stood nalde. Mr. Barlow. the carpenter of the hos? pltnl, wns then put on tho stnnd. Wltness snid tho "Brauer bulldlng" was in good rondltlon. except that thoro were 97 window cords out. Wltness snid thnt tho windows were propped up and hnd 1/een used ln thls way ever slnce he camo hero ln 1805. Wltness snid hfi had never "heen ordered to put ln cords. All windows ln other bulldlngs had cords. Mr. Bnrlow then stood asldo _and Mr. B. F. Wolf wns called to the stand. Witnoss sald he wns a butcher In Wllllamsburg, nnd liad secured mnny contracts. Wltness sald ho furnlshed a good grade of second grado heof. The hospltnl npproprlatlon, ho sald, wns not largo enough to securo export (flrst clnss) beef. VVItncBs pnld thnt It wns hls oplnlon thnt n largo refrigerator would bo beno flclal to the hospita., nnd that it sliould klll Its own beof. It would hurt hlm. tho wltness sald, but ho thought It should be done. Tho locnl cattle, wltness snid, wns very had, as there wero no cattle fnrms ln the neighborhood. Witnoss says that on ono occasion ho had furnlshed bad boef, hut that It was when ho was out of town, nnd hls as Blstant wns drunk. Wltness sald thnl tho patlents wero great "klckers." Un secured tho bld nt sevon cents per pound, ho snid. Whon nskod If he dld not buy from Arniour nnd Klngnn, ho snid, ho dld, but thnt ho not only could, but dld lindort-d thom. Witnoss sald that Mr. Saunders, of Willinnisburi., now had the contrnct. Wltness sald ho had had all t-.n contracts In seven yenrs except three. Wltness sald thnt Dr. F.tHter was Iii close touch wlth tho meat situa? tion, nnd was nlwnys after hlm nbout kreping up to tho stnndnrd. The wltness was then allowed to stand nslde, and tho commlttoe adjourned untll to-morrow mornlng nt 9:_0 o'clock. A. P, Webb?Leatherbury, (Speclal to Tho Tlmos-Dlspatch.) NORFOI-K, VA., Mny 22.?Miss Vlnnna West i,ontherbury, dnughter of Mr. Thos. [?.. Dentherbury, of l.uiitern Shoro, wns mnrrled thls ufternon to Mr. Jnmes Me Urydo Webb, of thls ilty, ut tho resl ioi'ico of Mrs. W. II. S.-nbury, an Duke Stroot, Rev. Dr. B. 1.. Tuckor, rector of "lt Paul'. I.piscopnl Church, performlng he ceromony. Immediately followlng tho in.irrlngo, Mr. nnd Mrs. Webb left for a. trlp North. Richmond Man in Luck. Mr. llerberl Q, l-iico, formorly of thls clty, whero he stlll- hns numbers of frlends, and whero ho workod on ono of the local newspapers, has boon npp.ilnted l.-y the illrectors of tho Schubert-Bolnsci) iiiitl-trust syndlcnte to tho posltlon of Benoi'ftl inaiiager ol' thelr western circuit, wltli hoac.qii_.rter- ln t'hi-ago. Ile wlli becmii- im.ni.gor of tho (Jarrlck Theatre, the largest antl-trust house ln the Wlndy t'lty. When ho left Hlchmond, M'"- Duce be I'Sino general agent for tho proilu.'lions nf Mr. W'llll.ii.i l.rarly. I.ast sumuier he was al Ihe head of the press agent do-' pai'linent nl' ll.e H091' Wnr, nt Bllghton Bdtcli, I,. I. In ihe fall, lio appeared on the road iu advance ot Wllton __rtc..aye ln the nt, ? ? ? ? t IF BSSSSBBSSSa WE ARE SHOWING JUST NOW, THE MOST COM- | PLETE LINE OF FINE SUMMER AND VACATION Trunkjr BUY FROM THE MAN WHO MAKES 'EM, AND SAVE THE JOBBER'S PROFIT. THE FINEST OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY. Rountree's Trunk Store, 703 East Broad Street. .._Pid-.no Tuning... NOW IS THE TIME. Have your Pianos tunod nnd repaired by ex? pert fnctory men. Wo hnvo the largest nnd best ec-ulppod repalr factory ln tho clty?floor spaco 130x40 feet. I.stlmates free. All work guaranteed. Phone us your orders. Pianos pollshed, Pianos rented, Plunos moved, Pianos storod. The World's Best Piano, The Knabe. One thousand copies Muslc glven nway. Fergusson Brothers, 11 West Broad Street RICHARD O. FEROUSSON ?"?>'-_?!_____ ?" Phone 2910. ? _ ? ? PROMPT ACTION BY CONFEDERATE GAMPS i Beginning Early to Prepare for Coming of the Old Gray Jackets. A conimllleo of TX. li. Lco Camp," Con? fedorato Votoransi conslstlng of the com? mander, adjiitiitit and iiuartermaster, net? lng wlth a commlttee composed of the samo ollicers of George E. Pickott Camp. have agreed upon and reported the fol? lowlng recoininendutloii-i. We recommend tlie followlng names or Confedorato Veterans; citlzens, Bons ol Veterans and ladies of tho Jofferson Davls Monument Association be uppolntod the general coinnilttee to an-ange for the re nnion of Cnlti'd Confoilerate Veterans in this clly for the year 1007, wlth duthorlty to perfect ihelr organlzatlon and add tn ihelr number Blioh porsons ns they inn.v de.slre, and to nppolnt and form all no cessdry siib>cdmmlttoos! joseph Bryan (gonoral chalrmvn). JPhn AV. Oordon (vlbo-goiioral chalntaii), \V. Mllos Cary. Chaflos 3, Anderson, w. E, Cutshaw, 15. Jeter -Bosher, P, II. Mayo, Goorgo I_. Christian, Jolin Murphy. Jolin p. Branch, john A. Curtls, A. u pniinp... V. C. Rlchardson. Archer Anderson, Clias, T. l.oi-hr, ).. 'A. Morrls, o. B, 'Morgan, James T. Gray, D. S. McCarthJ-, J. Tnvlor Strntton, \V. Ti. [ylghtfoot, lt. N. Nortlien. John R. Purcell, Phlllp Whltloel*. Kdgiir D. Taylor. ii. A. pavonport, J, Taylor l'-llvHon, Carlton McCarthy, Jaiiies II. Dooloy, B. I.esllo Spence, J. Thompson Brown. I_, T. Christian, James N, Hoyil, James Vass, joseph \v. Thonia3, M. J. Diinniocli, Greer li. Baughman, T, M. lt. Taicott, John I.iimli, 8. lt. Gulos, lt, t? Miiurv, Joseph ('. lllokersou, XV, II. Palnior, E. A. Cntlln, D. A. Brown, Jr., Jamos 11. Angle, (itwny S. Allen. Charles K. Wlngo, A. B. Clnrke. Jolin C. .?rcemiin, a. ii. christian, S. \V. Travers, J. w. Stinusbeiry, C. R. Wlnglleld, M. T. RidOl', VV. Ben Pulmor, nr. Robert C. Crotieh, J. 8. Moore. jamos IX. Gordon, John S. 101 lett, Willlum Nortliiop. Egbert G. l.elgh, Samuol Bowman, Kdinond StruciwIcK, Wyndliuni lt. Mcredllli, I.ppa Hunton, Jr., .Mllton Marcuse, Snmuel Cohen, R, 1_. ihlei-s, \V. to. Turpin, James B. IVpOtf, Cnnrles llutaler. Willliini li. Zlmmorniunn, Kerillnund C. Ebel, George P. Wiso. \V, II. Frcemiiii, C. W. P. Brock. G. G. Vnlen tlne, Joseph M, Kouipirenn, Charles T. Turner, \V. T, lluncoek, Itobt. G. ReynolUs, llenry 0, Stuart, Bev. T. Crump, Joseph Your Hotel WILL SERVE Grape-Nuts IF YOU ASK. Ordor tho food served dry nnd. with cream. to p01"' over "? 10. Wlllard. Sons oT Veterans: E. I.esl.a Spence, Jr., I.. I'. Cox. John A. l.am!i. Jolin Mglufoot. Elmore Red'/ooo, Siev. art Bryan, F. J. Ronnle, l_. il. Blalr. Ji.. E. B. ThoiiiaHson. j. Slngloton Walker, \\. r. Gllnn. Jofferson Davls Monument As? sociation: Mrs. X. V. Randolph, Mrs. B A. Blcnnor, Mrs. K. T. Valcntlno, Mrs. Edgar D. Taylor. Mrs. CharlosfG. Bosnor. Mrs. Chnrlos E. Bolling. Mlss Min.iio Baughman. Mrs. J. Taylor Ellyson, MISS Bettlo KUvson, Mrs. Georgo M. I.yon. Tbo recommendatlon was adopted oy R. K. I.oe Camp May IStll. and hy George E. Plckett Camp Mny 21st. PASTORS REFUSE 70 MARRY COUPLE (Continued from Flrst Page.) iratcs Purdle and Jaeobs, of this clly, roturned a llke reply lo tho Ini.ulrors. Mr. ilutidley stated ihnt 11 was posslble that he would take hls flnncoo to Wash? lngton nr to Xorth Carollna. lnit tlint ho would seo Judgo Witt 111 the niornlng to see lf action cannot. bo tnken to com pol some llcenaed elbrgyman to db tbo 30n- , r il,r> Mr, Ilundlcy Is nn omployo Qf Xlxo Trodogur Works, where ho is hlghly ra Bpeotod, He ls tlilrty-four years of age. 1-Iri sooured a dlvorco from hls llrst wlf* sovon yeara ago. Miss Corloy Is well knnwri ln Rlchmond, where slie^fovmoriy resided, nnd in Falrmount; ?'*l10 la a lititlvo of l.ilribvev county and ls twoniy ohe veurs old. lt was to her home m tiio oountry that tho couplo had planneil thelr honevmoon trip, and tho groom stated tliat he would go thero to bo marrlod thls mornlng If lie thought there was nny prospoiit of flllding thoro a mlnlster who would morry them. Appeal to Judge. Somo of tho arguments wliich wero advanced" "to porsuado Mr. llimdley to see Judgo Witt as a last resort were ln, torestlng. lt was cloclnieil tliat a clergy. man Is obllged to niuri-y any pair pro sentlng themselves before lilm wlth the propor lleonso, that lio ls an agent ot tho Stnte In thls matter, und is nptirt from the cliurcii uttm-ly, and that lio is sworii ln to ninrry, and cannot docllne tho duty, wtilch, as ti Slato ofllcer ho ls cOIPPelled to do. ln any ovent, the caso wlll bo watohed wlth llio utmost In? terest, If It Is lald beforo Judgo Witt for action, ns Mr. lliuidley declared be proposed dolng. I-,-i Snuff Users in France. A genernl idc* pi-cvulls lhat snuff takin* lins passeil i|iilio out uf fashlon iu Illll iwcniletii century nf ours; hut tlils ls evldontly not tlie case, France lliade ? 4,000 more on llie snuff II sold Isst year llinn it mnde ln thu yenr beforo, and tbo weight of snuff soiu w.m Stniie|li|l)g ovor si;,.'.i-..'l-T.? kilograiMines, or, lf you enrn to make tbe cnleiilatlon, about twleo thnt aiiHiuiit ln notuuls uvolrdupols. And the amount whkh the snuff taking hiiblt put Inlo ihe I'Dl'fers nf ihe Frenct. treasury last year was rather more thM -.2.0O0.OCK).