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Some of Friday's Remnant News in Condensed Form Wash Groods^ 3c, 5c, 8 l*3c yard. Woro lOo to 25c yard. Corsets, 50c, $1 and $1.50. Wero ti to $2.E0 oach. New Wash Suits, $6.75, Were *7.D0 to S20. Rope Portieres, $2.50 eAch. Wero'lS.SO. IrisiiJPbint Curtairifl, $2.75 pair; ; Woro 14 pair, Muslin Curtains, 98c pair. "Were $1.08 pair. HAS TO LEAVE Popular Teacher Jn Summer I Normal Closes Engagement Here. ON FRENCH REVOLUTION Dr. S. C. Mitchell Will Deliver j Lecture of Far More Than ,l Ordinary, Interest. The tcnchers of tho Richmond Summer Kormal greatly regret the departure of Professor O. I. Woodley, who leaves to saorrow for the Unlverslty of Vlrglnla, -srhere he wlll bo one of the Instructors at the Vlrglnla School of Methods. Professor Woodley ls conslderea one of the best teachers ot "Danguage" in the country. and he has galned a wide repu taUon through hls serles of text-books on thls subject, used in many of the best schools ln the Unlted States. Professor Woodley is a superlntendent bt wide experience. and the tenchers feei that hls''methods are the result of care? ful thought and practlce. He wlll de? llver hls last lecture before "hls depart? ure thls mornlng at 9:30 o'cloek In tho assembly hall at Central School. Hls subject ls a broad ono: "The Influence of Llterature Upon the Language of the Pupll." ^ . ? "-" Announcement hns beon made of a "serles of leatures on -the*. "French Revo? lution" to be glven by Dr. S. C. Mltchell, of Richmond College, noxt week. Dr. Mltchell wlll lecture at noon on Tues dav, Thursday, Friday and Saturdny .of noxt week. He Is too well known. ln Richmond educational clroles to need any introductlon, and doubtless many peoplo will avall themselves of thls opportunity to seo the great oducator at hls best, riRmely, In the class-room. Development of Will. 1 The leeturcB of Professor A. S. Mac Jsenzle of Kentucky State Coliego, aro always well attended, and yosterday was no exception. Hls flrst lecture wns on "Tlie Development of tlie Wlll." Ho sald ""The education of the child beglns wlth Its flrst cry nnd as the child grows the wlll develops, so that It becomes tho buslness oC tho teacher to so mold tho will nnd henrt of tho child as to produce a noble character. Charaoter Is the stamp made upon us ln the course of our experience nnd lt Is tlie mnglc of" repe? titlon upon whlch the teacher must chleCly depend. A mulo has n strong will-at : times Inconvenlent to Its owner. Treat the stubborn child as you would a mule; that ls, use tact and try to develop hls power of Judgment In somo proportlon to als wlll powor." Professor Mhckenzlo's second lecture wns on "Woman's Share in the Devel? opment of Uternture." Ho begnn jvlfh the earllest tlmes nnd endeavored to show that wonien of nll nges hnve not only contrtbuted ,_a-the llterature of the world, but havo TrMHreetly furthered tho coiiEe of llterature by .furnishlng insplra? tlon to the mastors in all tlmes. He Ulustrated thls last polnt by cltlng the instance of Lloyd MiffUn, of Pennsyl? vania, who Ib the most brllllnnt sonnet 'wrlter Amerlca hns ever known and 'whose recently publlshed work, "My Eady of Dreams," glves evidence that he, llke ;Tennyson, has fnllen undor tho opell of some woman. who hns Indlrectly de veloped the greatest modern poetry of the Anglo-Saxon raco." At 8:45 thls mornlng. Professor . Maokenzie, who ls a Scotchmah by blrth, .and who hns vlslted all the plnces coTT ?nocted wlth Scotland's poet. nobort qaiirns, wlll glvo a recital of somo of the .songs and poeins of tho Scottlsh bard. '' He will slng several ballads, such as ."Bonnlo Jean." "Green Grow the Rushes," and "Scots Wha Hae," tlie lat? ter belng the natlonal hymn, Cne or two of the shorter poemB wlll be rend to llliiBtrate the humor and pathos of tho poet, as well aB tho mode of pronuncin tlon common in the country whoro ho was born. GETTING READY TO BERUT1FYffllUID. Capitol Square Commission is Now Ready to Ask for, Bids. The BUlicoirnnlttee froin the Capltol Kquare ComnilBulon, composed of Senu? tor A. C. Harmun, of thls clty, and Major ?MoBCH M. Green, of Fauquler, oonferred yesterdny at the Governor's offlcu wlth J.andBCftl'e Gardoner George H. lirown, ?of Wunhlnglon. V: C, and Clvll Englneer ? p. P, 35. IJurgwyn, ot Ulchmond, with .regard to tlie work. -? H wlll be re?ill<?d thut Mr. lirown mudo tlie plans for the work of bea.utlfylng arid relaylng the walkways, and tli_ bub coimnlttoe wlll advertise for blda on the wbrlt at once, . M?-anwliile, some rougli pluceu huve to ?pp cut olf and sont- fills made, and Mr. purtfW'yn wab glven thln cuntra'ct, aiul ?iWll proceed at once, wlth tho work. U Ii ls believed thut thu Iniprovemcnts IjPlHi^templated wlll "be ftntbh,-<l before the lnnd ot tlie present year, <n#l ui,, pluna fJfidl<mto fhat vfUon ftnlshed thu ri'juure Ijvlll be a thlng of beauty.. ^ Iiiaiies Marriage LicenseV ?'.? A jnarrla-go llcense was, Issued at tho HjJI^nrlco-cpurthouee yeaterdW to Mr. Her fcnan ijertejis und Mlws Pmti,([ Alici: iohns, ilioth ot Honrlco.' Mr. Mertcns Is u well 'tywwe. wersftant Ot thn county. IE HEftLTH Dr. Oppcnhimer Dcclares He Would Not Think of Accept . ing the Place. NOT ROR TEN THOUSAND President of Health Board, How? ever, Will,Work for Success of the Department. "I am not now,.never _ave been, and never wllt be a candldate for ohief health oflicer of tlie clty of Richmond. "I accepted a place on tho new board to work in the Interest of better health condiUotiB, and not to grlnd any axes. "If I had any Idea of such a course, my pracUce ls such as to forbld Its se? rious consideratlon,' but I have never thought of such a thlng for a moment "it the salary were. $10,000, my posl? tion ln regard to the matter would be the same. "I Bhall devoto myself unseliishly to the work of tlie department, and shall strlvo to aaslst In brlnglng lt up to a ? hlgh standard, wlthout reforenco to the Interests of any Individual. "I wlsh to make it plaln to the public once for all, that undor no clrcumstances would I accept the ofllce." Firm and FinaL Tho above statement was glven out by President W. T, Oppenhlmer, of the Board of Health, last nlght, and com pletely sets at rest tho rumors that he was even a posBlbla aaplrant for chlef health oillcer, to be chosen by the- new board. Dr. Oppenhlmer ,wlll be mnde chnlrmnn of the board, nnd wlll contlnue hls actlvltles ln the interest of good health conditions. Thero ls a good deal of speculatlon as to who; wlll be the Chlef health offlcer, but lt nll seems to be stendily narrow ing down to Dr. E. C. Levy, the preaent city bacterlologlst, who Ib reigarded as a most capable.man for the place. Mom Devy's ahllitles along these technlcal berB of tlie board thlnk well of Dr. llnes, and most of thom seem opposed to golng,outsldo of Richmond for a man. Tho board will elect tlie chlef health oflicer, and hls Bnlary wlll be $2,500 per year. . SfllHS'S ESCAPE IS SENSAT10NAL (Contlnued from Flrst Page.) and walls behlnd the shoe shops abso? lutely unguarded nt nlght, for the prls? oner? are accounted for In thelr cells at 6 o'cloek every worklng evening, and the guards are withdrawn only when this ts done. Lives in Cesspool. Stalrs, the forseelng burglnr, ovidently knew the rules well, and countlng upon the regular modo of prlson proceedlng, dld not attempt to escnpe from the poni tontlnry |n the usunl wny by coneoalment ln shoe cuses nnd barrels whlch woro BC-nt to tho rnilway stntlons. On tho ovenlng of Juno 15th, leaving hla desk ln tlm ofllce, wlth li'a coat nnd enp liangtng on tho wnll, he went to a closet'whlch ls In tho corner of. tho ship? ping room, Here he removorl n smull . board behlnd a wnste plpe und disappear? ed under tho floor, and rep'laclng the board, wns swnllowed up us effectunlly us though ho hnd usod Alnddln'n lamp. In hls new prlson houso, a dnrlc, damp, fllthy collar, twonty-t'wb Inches hlgh, wlth tho steneh of fllth on ono slde of hlm nnd tho nlmoBt. unbcnruhle. hent of a steam room on ;fho other. wltli rrita, cock rouches and loathsorno vormln ns hlsvonly cornpanloris, Stairs must havo llved through un eternlty durlng tho thlrteen dnys ho oxlsted In hls ceBBpool. Thnt he was well provlsloned ls shown by the fnct thnt ho left behlnd hlm on maklng hla escnpe eevernl cntiB of. menis, whllo tho stumps of clgnretteg ahow thnt he felt so confldent .of hls pafety that ho Indulged how and thon In al smoko; Al though 1^'must ? have lieop ?Imposslblo for hlm 'to Ijnvd rend,'he had' wJtli hlm In hls si'cluHtoii a copy of The fTInies-DlB jj.itch nnd n tattered cdltlon "of. Charloa Dlckens'b "Our iMutual Frlond." Thero were iiIbo ciiiib of 'beef, snlmoii, hnm, to rnatoes', sardlnes, a jar of wnter, nnd packages of crackers, as well na u knife, u bluokjnek. n chlsel, and n roll ot web blng, on the end of whlch a large Iron liook hud heen fnstened. Ho nlao loft behlnd hlm a thleves' laphnbet and a let? ter wrltten ln-thoso chnrnotors, It lsconcedocl that Stalrs had a confed? erate. elther wlthln tho prlson or outBldo the walls, yvho communlcntcd wlth hlm by siKiiufs. for on the nlght after tho nlght guard wua dlaconttuued on .tlio walls behlnd tho shoe aiiop, he was advieed, uiul made hls escape us euslly and ns lelsurely us though ho were walklng out of hlB prlvate rosldenco. Breaks Through Wall. Some tlmo between 0:30 o'olock Wednes? day evening and dayllght yeatorday liiorrilng, Stalrs, uslng a ohlsol whlch he hud takon froui the shlpptng room, broke through tlio brlck wall of the collar, prtaed otf an iron vcnttlutor and Btood ln tlu* yard behlnd the shops, wlth but a wall botween hm and fredom, and wit.h tho guards two hundred yards away. Wlth hls roll of wiibbing and scaling hoolt, Stulrs walked through the yurd, ^jju.shed , under the big westorn aroh and crosBlng tho vegetable garden and grave, yard, cuiner,to the angle of tlie olghte.en foot western wall, where tho sllent guard house offered an easy turget for lils srallng liook. TosBlng lt upward the hook caught ln the r_.il of thu jfUurd-hQut'Q. aud IU? in5truments.used;by PRISPNER ' " ~"> riOOJ? J.JHG ___B_ oftoyrtpfM'VG Dlagram Showing Course of Stalrs In Maklng Hla. Escape. _ escape was nll but accompllshed, l whon' tho wobblng broke nnd Stnirs fell heavlly to tho wet ground, tho prlnt of hls body ahowlng whero ho fell. Nothlng dnunted, the burglar, hastened bnck to tho coal blns ln the.^yard Just. bolow the holo from '.whleh- ho had. chlsoled hla way out, ^ aiid i- tearlng a long plank from tlie partltlon, ? carrled It back to tho wall, cllmb'ed up and slldlng down the wobblng on the other slde, dlsappeared, a. freo. man for tho tlme bolng at least. ( It la sald that a susplclous looklng man had been seen prowllng around the west wall for somo two weeks past, and It Is thought that Stalrs was mot when he scalctl the wall by a confederate who furnlshed hlpi clothing and al.dod htm Ih leavlng,the clty. Bo' thls as" it mny, tho boldnoss and pluck of the"" man has compelled tho ad mlratlon of every one and oven hls jailers nre .'glvlng the devll his duo? bncked by.ra,, roward of $100 for hls re? covery, offered by Captaln Morgan, the superlntendent. > Up to -mldnlght last nlght no traco of tho escnried convlct had boen dtscov ered, but Captaln Morgnn says he,has no doubt but that the mnn wlll be retaken, and says ho has Informatlon concerning the escape whlch he Is not at llborty to dlvulge at thls tlme. It ls thought that Captaln Morgan haa. referenee to tho efforts made by. Stalrs's fellow ? burglars to ald hlm ln maklng' hls escape and tho lmmense amount 'qf mbnby whloh ia always at th'elJcomrnah'd of'ony notorlous crlralnal wlio ls ln trouble. The earllest news of tho aonsational escapo waa brpught to Captain Morgan yesterday mornlng. by Offlcer Haynes, who dlscovered the holo through whlch Stalrs had loft the cellar, Lator the plank- and webblng wero found by means of whloh the wall waa scaled. Well Known iri Lynchburg. Wllllam E. Stalrs.ls a natlve of Lynch? burg, hla father,. havlng been a': prlnter. Staira.vl'aa aentenced ln February, 1903; by Judgo Olopton, of, Manehester, to servo elght yeara for breaklng Into tho store ;of, Bernard Vaden. . There i la also awattlng hlm .roqulsltlon papers from Tennessee and froip-Weat Vlrglnia, where he ia charged wlth havlng robbed the store' of Henry Sheff, of Whoellng, ot .1,200 worth of jewelry. ? He la 5 feet, 10; inchos high; haa falr complexlon; llght brown halr. grey eyes; is-30 years of age, and welghs 156 pounds. On hls rlght forearm ln Indla lnk ia a tattoo of a man wlth a slouch hat. whllo below aro the lnltlals "W. H." and four charocters from the thleves alpha bet, ' surroundlng the flgures -41. ? "Captain Morgan, auperinterident'bf tho penltentlary, denles that the'mari'wda a- desperate" charaoter, but says ; that he possossed the greatest amount of en? ergy, pluck and perseyerence. 'How he -llved In that awful holo for 13 days, I cannot undorstand," aald Cap? tain Morgnn, Offlcer Penn and a whlto prisoner who went down to make an oxamlnation, had to glvo up (ho Job after flve minutes' work, and a nogro was sent down to bring up what Stalts This Famous Gibson Drawing Free With the Times-Dispatch g?'"gg' Sunday, July 1st The abovo cut represents ono ot* tho most famous works of tho workl-famous artist, Charles Dana Gibson, It is a faithful representation of suspicious, jealous human naturo?ono of thoso spots in lifo* whoro cornedy and pathos meet. This is tho ninth drawing of thd series given away with Tho Sunday Times-Dispatch.' Bo suro you got ono, - * . ? These Reduced Suits are all deslrable In cut and mjUerlal?-every ono la taken right out of our regular atock and ia of our unequaled make. Too many Suita on hand?that ls the only reaaon for these unusual reductlona? 113,50 ond 115.00 Suits Reduced to $&75? $20.00 and $22.50 Suits Reduced to $12.75. mnA1 fJsY j^W/*/ fSVLV\V% had loft bohlnd him. -.; It is remarkable that Stnlrs got- nwny , at tho snme plnce ovor the-wall whoro Walter Turpin escaped In 1002." When nsked lf anyonn had evor tried to talk to Stalrs, Captain Morgan sald that the mail: had never had a vlsltor elnco, hoon tei*ed:.tho prison. - Remarkable Record. . Tho- csdapo . of . Stnlra : brlngs to notlce .the.ron. nrknbly ' wondorful' rcoord of tho Vlrglna.ponltemtlary. Thefo aro conflned 'there nbout 1,400 prlnonera, and of tbeae 'but four havo escaped from. tho Inslde \Wills\of the. prison, withln tho twelve fyeara!during whlch Captain Morgan haa been conrtected wlth lt. Of these four,. but two, W. E. Stalre and , Wllllam X,owls, aro now at largo, tlm. others,. .Walter Turpin and Llzzle Dodson. havlng been recaptured. No- blames of any sort In connectlon wlth Stalrs' escape atta-ches to Captain Morgan or hla guards, for all that hu? man Ingenulty could do, had been dono to approhend tho man, whoso euperhumon merve and dotermlnatlon alono are re? sponsible for the successful tcrmlnatlon of hls- try for llbcrty. Captain Morgan haa the note book loft behlnd bv Stalrs. nnd wlll1 endeavor to have a translatlon made of tho noi wrltten1 ln tha -thlox'es' clphor, which may bo-tho'inennri of dlscoverlng tho whero abbu(&:'of tho escaped crlmlnnl. Ih connectlon wlth tho dlsappearance of Stlars. Superintendent Morgan announced yesterday that thb appotutua for tho Bor tlllon svstem for meaauremonts of pris? oners had beon purchased, ahd- that lt would bo Installed at an oarly date. Thon he will hnvo a couple of photographs made of oach man when ho entera and when he leaves tlie prison. j Thomeasuro mentB wlll be niade aia provlded for ln the Bertlllon aystom. The room for the lnstallation of the nppnratua la now bo? lng prepared. and>wlll bo completed with? ln ton days. ' . Thoro la no photograph of Stalrs at'the Penltentlary, HANGED FOR MURDER. Negro Who Took a Life Answers for It With His Own. 'Opcolal to The Tlmea-Dlepatch.) CLIFTON FORGE, VA., June 28.-Ben Hubbard, colored, was executed at Cov Ington to-day for the murder of Robert Brown. There was no excitement attond Ing.the hanglng. and few men have dlar played moro ncrve than HubbanJ In the fnco of tleath. V The crlmo waa cdmmltted at Low. Moor lnst .March. Robert LowIb, colored, wna sentenced to liang.nt Uie samo tlme, but the ("lovernor granted hlm a'resplto for thirty. days; HUbbhrd mado a' full con fesBlon of hls crlme to hla splrltual nd vlsors, but dld not "speak a word on tho scaffold. The1 drop'fell at 6:47 this mornlng. In twenty minutes-the body was cut down and sent to the University at Charlottes? vllle. i a-. ? PAY TAXES TO-DAY. Coilector's Off ice Will Keep Late Hours To-Day and To-Morrow. ' Collector Frank >W. Cunningham and all of hls force have been kept busy for tho past few days recelptirig the tax; hllls ot the good peoplo who are anxious to save the 5 per cent. penalty that will be added to all tax bllls not. paid by to morrow. The collector, who is noted for hls oc commodatlng dlsposttlon, la keeping hls offlce open all klnds of hours to meot ?the \wleheB -of belated tax-payers. ?All . tax bllls not paid to-day or to morrow' wlll. have tlio 6 per c?*t. penalty 'added.' Captain Cunningham wlll hold hls offlce open to 6 o'clock to-nlght and to morrow nlght to . glvo everybody a falr chance to avoid tho Inflictlon of the penalty. Auditing Committee. Tho Joint Legislatlve Commlttee, named to audlt thc riccoims of tho state Departments a> lhe seat o. novernmont. mot vostonlay and recolvwJ the flrat report from tho oxpwt nc coiintant, Major W. MoK. Evp.n?. who ls dolnK tho work. Tho report rolafos to tho ac counts of the Affrlculturol Department,.. nnt tho committeo wll lmake none of thom putillo until they aro lald boforo tho ? Governor and odvertlsecl apoonllng to low. dATH OL IC S LIBERAt TOSTfilCe PEOPLE Nearly $2,500 Contributedto Vic tims of San Francisco Earth- ,. quake and Fire. , Tho total amount of the collectlons for the San Francisco sufterera, whloh, by the order of Rt. Rev. Van* do Vyver. were tnken.up ln"all the'Onthollo. churches.of the dloceso tho Sunday aftor the dlsoster, hus reached the handsomo sum qf over two thouaaiid dollars. The linoney hns been fonvardecl to tho proper nuthorl tles at'Sun Frunclsco. v The nmount glven hy the churches of tho dlfferent cltlos, und whlch may be of Interost to soiiie of our readers, la aa St. Pet'or's Cnthedral, Rlohmond,,| 240|40 fit. Paul's Church, Portsmouth,,.,.. 216 60 Si Marla's Church, Alexandrla',.,. 18J-40 Ciithollo Church, Cllfton Forgp,. 180 o3 Knlghts of Columbia, Portsmouth,. 160 00 Holy Cross Church, Lynchburg.. 150 00 St. Mary's Churoh, Rlohmond.... 13o 00. Sncred Heart Church, Rlehmond., 120 00 St. Pntrlok's Church, Richmond.,... 100 op St. Mary's Church, Norfolk........ 100 00 KnlHhlB of Columbia, Richmond,,.'. 100 00 m. Francis, Staunton. ?MW Uithollo Church, iMurtinsburer..,. 70 00 St. Joseph's Church. Petersburg,, 07,11 8t. Andrew's, Roanoko,............. 60 oo Catholio Church, falla Churoh.... 41 M St. Mary's Churoh, Fort Monroe., 81 01 Harpera Ferry Catholio Churoh., 32^5 Mnnchester Catholio Church.'. 23 36 Koyaer Catholio Church.????;?? n 91 Unlled Syrlnn Sacred Heart Soclo- - ty of Richmond. *? ou Sacred Hourt Ohuroh, Norfolk.... }f 25 Cn thollo Church, WlnchestOf.. ? ? On thollo Church.. Newport News., 18 00 Catholio Church, CharloUeavlilo.. 14 00 St. Joaeph'a (colored) Church. Rich mond .....,,..,;;...??.????? ?.?* Catholio Churoh, Manassas._? <y T0tal .$2,2li"26 The above amount la very larRe. con alflerlng tho ??ot thnt nrnnyCiithollca ln rilrteront places nlso contrlbuted to the ordlnary cltlssens' funO. t n GATHERED Linwoo'd Johnson, Brakeman ott Southern Yard, Has Legs Cut Off and Dies. WAS PURELY AN ACCIDENT Man Gives Coroner Antc-Mortem Statement to This Effect. Live News of the City. Manchcslcr Buroau, Tiirres-Dlspatch, No. 1112 Hull Street. ! A moBt horrlble accldent occurred ln the yards of the "Southern Rallway, at 7:30 o'cloek laat nlght, ln whlch Lln wood Johnfion, a young whlte rnan, had both" legs cut off, from whlch he dled an hour later. Mr. Johnson wus employ? ed as a yard brakerrran, and aftor cross-. Ing a swltch, ho attempted to board tha tender at yard englne, No. - ir>09. mahned by Etnglneer Willlam CampbelL Tho young man'a foot sllpped. and'. tho en? glne, ?: whlch was backlng,' passed over hlm and ground, off both of hls legs. Though sufferlng great agony, Mr. John? son only lost consclousnoss a short. whlle prlor to S:30 o'clocki at which hour ho bre'athed hls last. No One to Blame. Dr. John' W. 'Brodnax, who ls cUy coroner, attended the unfortunate man,'. and the latter mado to tho doctor, an. nnte-morteum statement, l.n whlch ho ex oneratcd the englneer fully, anS eald tho acldent was caused solely through tho misslng of hls foothold ln attemptlng to ? board the backlng englne. The cororfer vlewed the body and declared an In ciuest unnecessary. Mr. Johnson was well Ukcd by all who knew hlm, and hls horrlble death Is the sourco ;of doop regret. . ;: ..-.?._,??,??-??? Mr. Johnson was a map of nbout thirty-: one years of ago, and was wldcly known ln Manchester. Teachers Elected. The Clty School Board met last nlght ahd re-elocted all thp school teachors. Tho matter of chooslng a prlnclpal for. the whlte school was dlscussed, but no election was had. ; Tho whole matter was referrcd to a sub-cornmltteo, -wlth Instructlons to re? port recornmendatlons toa callod meet? ing of tho board. Is Digging Gold. Mr. J. W. Robertson has received a letter froin hls son, Mr. 13. B, Robertson, who is now ln the Klondyko ln search. of gold. The letter says Mr. Robertson hns been successful ln worWng hls clalm thus far.. Thero-were a numbor of petty cases beforo tlie Mayor yesterday. Mittlo Easloy piild J2.G0 for abuslng Lllllo Botts -In the streets, and Sophio Lnmbert and Mnttlo Carter were dls charsed. belng up for alleged fighting. Ali theso woro "colored. .'? _ Pollceman Wnymack has arrested Sarah Jones (colored) on tho charge of steallnf ' n watch. The woman's house was aearched, but tho watch was not found. Personals and Briefs. Rev. Boyd E. Hudson,* of West Polnt, Is tho guest of hls mothor-ln-law, Mra. M. J. Cheatham. Mr. Benjamln Cole. of Swansboro, la reported to be qulto slck at hla home; Mr. Benjamln Chlldress, of Powhatan, Ia spendlng some tlmo ln the clty wlth _ rclatlvea; MIbs Salllo Jones. of Otterburn, la tho Riicst of Mlas Lucllo Crqoks at No. 1218 Decatur Streot. , Mlss Maggle Fuqua nnd Mlss Ida Mny Bnss aro gueata of Mrs. E. T, Balloy at her resldonco In Mason Park. ? Mrs. X,. O. Neal, of Clover, Is vlsiting hor son, W. A. Neal, at No, 715 Decatur Streot. Mfl.BECK SUCCEEDS Mr. Fountain Jones Named as Mr, Beck's Successor?Street Committee. Tho regular meeting of tho Sireot Com? mlttoe wns held yesterday afternoon-,- be? glnnlng at 5 o'cloek and lasting untll 7:80. Thls ls ,one of thp hardost workod com? mittees In tho whole Council list, and tha meeting yesterday . furnlshed a sample of the hard work lt has.to do. Nearly two hours were spent ln hearlng and .iet tllng "allegatlona", copcernlng tho pavlng of sldowalks, opening of alleys, and tho laying of sowers ln all parts of the clty. Beyond thls very Ttttle huslnese, except that'Of the usual routlne character, wa? transaated, Tho c|ty englneer reported that the postal Telegruph Company had complled as far as posslblo wlth the clty ordl-, nances conoernlng underground wlres, and at hls nuggestlon the company waa grant? ed permIs8lon tp run a condult for under? ground wlres along Governor Stroet, Clty Englneer Cutahaw reported tha reslgnatlon of P, St. Jullan Wilson M third assistant englneer, and that he had appolnted H. P. Beck to flll the va cancy, ond also Jhat he had appolnted Mr. X-'ount'nln, Jones as fourth usalstant, to ?tlll tho vacancy occasloned by tho promo tfon of Mr, Beok, Tlm oommlttes approved theso nppolnt ments. Tho clty englnoef waa authorized 'to close the contract with the lowest ro- v sponslbjo bldder for tho constructlon of the -rlclge over. Shockop Creek at Fourt teenth and JUelgh Streets. Tho bidders for the work were Thomas A. Barry & Co., J. Perkins and J. T. Bradley & Co. -Tho clty englneor wlll open the bids and award the contract ln uccordanco wlth U?? ta. structlons ot the commlttei*, ,.