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Anticipate Your Spring Needs for w ?/F ? ? /"> I Savings Now Whlte LmOOuS: FullyOne-Fourth Pure Linen Lawns, 25c yd Flno nheor fnbrlrs, 3S Inrhea wlde. that we cnnnot buy ngaln to sell under 30c ynrd. Wo hnvo a few hundred ynrds In thla lot. French Lawns, 15c and 25c yd Two qunlltles, bnth 45 Inchea wido. Mlll prlcea nre much hlgher now than when these goods wero purchnsed. You'll llnd our 15c qunllty ns good ns nnythlrrg plso ln Rlohmond nt 25c, nnd our 2r>c grndo cquul to vnluea aold for 35c. Imperial English Nain sook Extra flne cloth, made of Sea Island cotton?Itl.ni) nnd $1.73 per pleco of 12 yarda'i 3fl mches wlde, and woi'th ?1.S9 nnd'$2.19. Ul.00 per plece, 40 Inches wlde, vvorth $2.35. Centre Pieces, Shams, Scarfs Lunch Cloths, Were 50c to $6.50 each Now ?\?cto$JA.5Q About one hundred pieces of fancy linen, soilcd and rtiussed from display dur? ing the holidays, will be sold at a reduction of one-third to one-half on the regular prices. It's an unusual op portunity to pick up some bcautiiul linens. (I.lnrn n<"i>nrtnrent?Mnln Floor.) Mny Mnnton Pntternn, lOct by mnll, 12c. RICHARDS'S CHARGES FULLY SUSTAINED Investigation Reveals Startling Facts About Sewer Rates. MAY LOOK INTO HNTIRE SYSTEM Council Determined to Find Out Whether Overcharges Were Due to Incompetency or Graft ? Richards Right in Each Case. Ofnclal and dlrect evldence that citl zens of Marshall Ward have been tho vlctlms of an outrageous system of overcharglng ln the matter of sewer connections was laid bare yesterday when a special commlttee completed a searehing Investigation of tho flgures Fubmitted by Councllman C. E. Rlch? ards. In each and every one of the fourteen cases presented by Mr. Rlch? ards the commlttee found ample proof that hls measurements were correct, the largest single excess amount belng $20.75. Unlcss the Street Commlttee demands at once a more thorough investigation for tho purposo of placlng the gullt where It belongs, that course wlll be urged on the floor of Councll, members expressing thcmselves In 'the most em phatlc terms lust nlght to the effoot that lt was a case of wholesnle graft or wholesale incompetency thnt needs prompt attentlon. Wlth thls end In view they say that the limelight must be thrown into every corner of the Enslneerlng Department, as tho over? charges resulted from tho work of nn ofncial or offlcials under its Jurlsdlctlon Mndc No Kormiil Cbnrgen. i Wlthout making charges agalnst anyhody in partlcular, Councllman Rlchards. . mlndful of the numerous complairHs.- t/Iazed the way alone, whlle'''m?hy of hls colleaguea openly and brazenly shouted from the house 1ops that he wns talklng through hls hat. But thls did not disturb hlm or detnr hlm from seeklng the Ught hc had set out to flnd. It was not so long ago that prornlnent members of th< upper branrlr rldlculed the Hobsor charges agalnst the Clty Home, ant then had to admlt the prnof. Mr Rlch? ards, Hkewise, has converted th< skeptics. Wlth the facts presented yesterdnj there is more than a posslblllty thal tape Unes and souhdlng rods wlll b( used throughout the clty generally Ir.dced. the publlc may demand it Ii view of these latest revelntions. lt li admitted, moreover, that If what hap pened in Marshall Ward happened lr ' all other wards, there wlll be clalm: for damages agalnst tho clty amount Ing to thousands of dollars?all becaus. of the offhand acceptanco of stnteinent as to what was due on sewer contracts Gulded by Ruakcll'a Report: Asslstant City Engineer Jackson Bol tc-n, tempornrily ln charge of tho oillc? sald yesterday afternoon that th i.-lalms of the contractors had nlread been paid, hls ofHce hnvlng accepte. the report of Wllliam F. Ruskell, sewe inspector, without veriflcntion or ques tlon. Mr. Bolton very frankly and hon estly admitted that some of the blam would rest upon his own shoulders ln nsmuch as he had regarded the meas urement of Mr. Ruskell as correct. S far us Mr. Bolton personally wns con cerned, however, members of Caunc Bald it would be unrcusonahlo to buj: pose that he should bo rerjulrcd to g behlnd the inspector and verlfy his rc turns when hc- had important und inu.' titudinoua duties at the offlco and i more important lines of work, Ever effort to locate Mr, Ruskell wlth view to securlng a statement from hi: proved unavaillng yesterday afternoo Tho investigation yesterday waa cor flucted by Asiilstant Clty Engineer Bo ton, Inspector Ruskell, who had mad the original measurements, Councllma John J. Lynch, of the Subcornmittee < 3treeta, and Councllman Richards. Tr latter was the nrat to arrlve nt Thlrtj fourth and Marshall Streets, deaignatc ?t- the starting polnt. Some ot the coi tractora strolled up to watch the dif for Infants and Cliildren. Tbe Klnd You Have Always Boiigt Bears tbe Bignature of COITA'CILMAN C. E. ltlCH.VKDS. ging. In a short tlme rresident Pe ters, of the Common Councll, appeared, ond when Mr. Lynch, who was not ex pccted, came in the place of Aldermnn Mann, who did not report, the workmen got busy. They kept lt rrp untll 4 o'clock ln the afternoon, and in each of the fourten cases examlned the Rlch? ards' charges were substantlated. In all of them, however, ho did not have his flgures exactly conflrmed, for there was moro or less haggllng over the tepe llne. But In the end he was over whelmlngly vlndlcated. ' In the statement prlnted below the nmourit of the overchargo as presented by Mr. Rlchards ls given, together wlth the amount whlch the committee ad? mitted ln the shnpe of an overcharge. The Marshull Ward Councllman plcked out fourteen, nnd only fourteen cases, nd as thero was a glarlng discrepancy the fourten wero Investlgated. In other words, he bagged fourteen out of a pos slblo fourteen. Tho 11st snenks for lt self. iVs to what he belleves to be exces slvo charges for work, nslde from the Incorrect measurements, Mr. Rlchards fortllled hls posltlon ln another partlc ular by selectlng a contract which co?t a cltizen $131.60. He found out exacti; how much exeavating waa necessary, ho.w much plpo was needed, and all other facts, and then lntervlewed four of the leading plumhers of Rlchmond. Their cstimates were: $C8.07, $51.70, the two others belng $54.50 ench. Thls, however, was merely a sido llne, so to speak. Contnietorei Alrendy Pnlrl. When a property ownor deslres to .connect his house with tho street sewer he must apply to the Clty Engineer, who gives out the contract. Apparcnt ly. the grentest cost ls ln maklng tho excavatlons. Mr. Bolton explainod that the regulations requlro a two-foot dltch for a plpe nnywhere from slx to twelve Inches. The dltch must bo largor as tho size of tho plpe needed is lncreased. After tho work ls com pleted tho Sewer Inspector turns ln a statement, bllls nre made out and tho contractor ls pald. Tho property own er, however, does not settlo untll a few months later, nnd it happens thnt In these Marshall Ward cases'the clty has .suttled with the contractors without collectlng from the cltlzens. Thanks to Mr. Riehnrds, tho latter will recelve flnanclal beneilt as outllned ln tha ta? ble prlnted above, and unless the clty can reoover from tho corrtrnctors It wlll lose tho-dlfferenco between the no tual nnd the erroneous nmounts. A. W. Smlth Plned. .. Smlrh (whlte) wns called ln th< PoUc-o Courr yesterday mornlnn to answei ro the oharso or belng drunk and dlsorclorl, and ourslng and aluialns John A. Wllllams IU wiu> fined J^O and iuii under S100 bo eurltv. What Richards Charged and Proved in Fourteen Cases Over- Over clttirko idinrKo C'lulined, Allowed, I. Mttlvlu JoliUM, 311 North Thlrly-fiuirtli Street_..... $IU ilil $15 30 -'. Alulvlu Joumt, aitl North Thlrly-fourth Street. :i sn l 04 II. lloruce M, Orlilln, 301 North Tlitrly-foiirth Street. 10 <?- 7 II) ?I. Mm, M. L. Spnln, SIOS! Xorlli Thlrty-foiirth Streot. ii XI l 3S B. Mr?. Sarah ?. IteeveH, 330S Must Miii-hIiiiII Street. tl 8-1 St 71 tl. Jtr?, Lntirii \V. Mclton, IMOS Hwtt MnrnhtiH Street. Il? 71 17 ,17 7. Mrii. Vlrtilnlil .lonca, ;|.| IO Kimt Miirsliull Street. -'3 lllt ^11 75 K. Thoinii* V. Iloylo, IVM .Vorlh Thlrl.v-.si\tli Street. -1 55 I 55 li. L, .1. Mnrlln. HIS North Thlrtj-MxOi Street.1 5,5 10. ThoiiuiK l". Iloyle, Ilil Norlh Tlilrty-Hl.vih Slreet. II -KI Jl. Wyiitt L, Goode, U03 North Thlr(}-?l.\<ll Street. 7 3U li! nnd 13, II. O. Ciirltnu, liouxen H4IIKS nnd UitQT lliutt Ilronil s? reet .,..;,? ? - , 14, Smitli itiid JoiinkOII, UUOI llnM llroiul Streel. H 0(1 FITTING UP -ROOMS TO BE TORN Department of Jtisti.ce SpeAuls Much Money On Qific'rJs for judges. PUZZLES FEDERAL OFFICIALS Custodian Looks for New Quar ters VVIiile Workmen Improve Old Place. Whllo tho Treaattry Department nt Washlngton Is preparlng to tcar down tho preaent Federal bulldlng and erect a now one, tho Department of Justlco Is spendlng 510,000 to $15,000 in flttlng up nnd fiirnlslilng prlvate ofllcos for tho Unltod States clrcult judgos on tlie second Iloor of tho structuro. Ofllclnls dlreclly in touch with Fed? eral nffnlrs licro can explaln tho nppar ent Incotislstency of tlie AVnshlngton nuthorltlos on no other ground than tliat tho two sldes of tho work aro undor sepnrato departments, and thnt perhaps ono Is not oflielally adviscd of wliat the other is doing. Cnrlous Slluntlon. An ofllclal in one of the departments sugge8ted yesterday that ono of tho proposed plans for a new bulldlng called for another story on the old placo; the tearlng down of tho Shafer Bulldlng and tho constructlon on thnt slte of one slmllar to the old, tho two belng connectcd by an arch. In such an cvent the money now belng ex pended on the lnterlor would not bo lost, as the improvements belng mado would stnnd. But this is looked upon as both lmprobable nnd lnfenslblo. Tho walls of tho present bulldlng would probably not stand another story, und agaln lt ls belleved to be tho purpose of tho government to razo thls nnd tho Shafer Bulldlng und erect a splendid new structure on tho two lots. "Will Move Out Shortly. Though thero has heen no very tan glble moro recontly with roference to the mntter, it is tho bellef of well posted olllclals in the various depart ments thnt all the olllces will be lo? eated in tenjporary quartors wlthln the next few months, and that the work of tearing down will then begin. Custodian Joseph B. Stewart has been instructed to prov.lde ofllces for all the deiiartments, and ho is now in search of suitable bulldlngs. The post-ofrlco will be tem'porarlly housed ns near tho present bulldlng ns posslble, though up to last night Mr. Stewart had not determined anythlng concernlng the mntter. The internal revenue nnd cus toms departments will probably tnke a building together, and the courts will be to themselves ln another, carry'ng with them. of course, the clerks and United States marshal and hls stnflf. Other OfllceM. Then the Bureau of-Anlmal Industry and the office of the marine hospital will have to be provided for, and all these together will require much space. It will bo the policy of Mr. Stewart, as far as it can be done, to locato all the depnrtments in the downtown sec tion, for the convenienee of the offi cials as well as the publlc. Even lf lt shall be determined to add another story to the present post ofllce, the various departments would still havo to vacate, as lt would not be snfo for them to remain whllo the work of improvement ls In progreaa. The Department of Justice is pro ceeding with its work of renovation and Improvement as though the build? ing wero not to bo disturbed. The entlre second floor, formerly occupied by tho Internal Revenue Department and the United States distrlct attor ney's offices, has been turned over to the Unlted States circult judges and to the clerk of that trlbunal. Rooms havo been handsomely fltted up and fur nished for each of the judges, nnd the entiro cost of tho improvement will reach about $15,000. Electrlcians are rewlrlng thls por tion of tho building for indlvidual desk 'phone service and for electric call bells, and when the tearing down beglns these hnndsome prlvate rooms will be demollshed along with the resl of tho bulldlng. The Pont-Omce. Tlie suporvlslng archttect of the Treasury Department ls expected here shortly after tho holidays, by whloh tlmo Mr. Stewart hopes to have all the ofRces loeated. The work of the post offlce has grown to such an extont an.1 the mail has become so hoavy ln re? cent years, that lt Will require a largo bulldlng for thls one department, and lt may be that after all a temporary wooden structure will have to be erected. It ls belleved that all th-j flghtlng is over concernlng a slte for the new bulldlng, and tliat tho present one will be utllized without any serious opposition. WALKING AR0UND WORLD Coinpnnlnna Gone, GIolic-Trotter Keepa Stolcully nt in? Tank. ITcnrl Mosse, who Bets hlmself dowr on hotel reglsters asj a "globo-trotter," arrived ln the clty yesterday from Roa noko, Va., on foot, and ls now stop piripr at the Lexlngton. Mosso Is f Greek, nnd speaks but llttlo Kngllsh A Tlmes-DIspatch man called upon hln ln hls room last night, but failed t( galn much informatlon, as the tw< could understand but llttlo they sah to each other. It seems that Mossi left Parls with three other men to en circlo tho globe somo timo durlng thi present year. One of the men dled another got lost In the shuflle, ant Mosse doosn't know where tho thln one Is. He ls holding up under thi straln, nnd ls stlll walklng on hls jour noy, with his little paek on hls back He could not mako the newspaper mat understand how long ho would stny ii Richmond, and where he would g< from here, but ho s-aid thero was i Greek on Broad Street who could eas ilv translato hls "line of talk" inti Engllsh. Noticc Scrvcd 011 Beck That Ap plication Will he Made in Chanccry Court on Friday. CITY ATTORNEY NOT IN CASE Board of Safcty Would Have Granted Permit Except for Property Ownership Lssuc. Notlco was served yesterday i flulldlirg Inspector Beck thut counHtd for John P, Raglrtnd would npply lo Judgo Grlnnnn, In tho Chuncery Court, on Kriday morning ,at 10 o'clock for a writ of inandamus eompelllng hlm to Issue a permit for the crectlon of slx stores on North Flfth Street, tho Board of Prrbllo Safcty to tho contrury notwIthHtriudlng. The lltlgatlon wlll be all tho moro Interestlng ln view of tho general be llef that tho Clty Attorney wlll not represent. a nrunlclpnl ofllcer. Accortllng to the City Attorney's oplnlou to the board. thero ls no ordlnnnce to prohlbit the erOjction of mercahtlle establlsh nrerrts ln tho resldontlul dlstrlcts, and had hls ndvice been followod tho coni plnint of ndjolnlng pruperty-owner.i would havo been unavalllng. Mr. Beck sald yesterday that ho would bo rep resented by eounsel, but he ngrees that Alr. Pollard would be ln a rathor pe cullar posltlon should tho regular legal department of tho rlty be called on to opposa the mandamus In the Chancery Court, when It has rendered a decision favorablo to the plalrrtlft. Mr. Raglaird la represented by Nclson & Nelson. Uonrd Rondy to Ornnt It. Moro important than tho legal pro ceedlngs is tho fact brought out yos torday that the Bonrd of Publlc Safcty was prepured on Mondny to reverso the decision of Inspector Beck nnd allow tho permit to bo issued wlth the prn vlsion that the fire walls bo made thlrteen Inches thlck. Two polnta de veloped nt tho henrlng wero sclzed upon by the board, however. In reject Ing Ilnally the nppllcatlon. The mem? bers concluded that the nrrangement whereby slx stores were to be heated by one furnnco was dangerous, and tho appeal proper was thrown out sum rnnrlly when lt was stated thnt Mr. Rngland was not the fee slmplo owner of the property ln question. Mr. Rngland's lawyers declare that tho nttltude of the board in this lat ter respect was rldiculous and was so regarded by lawyers genernlly who dlscussed the matter yesterday. They hold that the courts wlll not accept any srrch rullng. j Though the appllcatlon for a permit has been turned down on two occa sions, lt ls polnted out that Mr. Beck was not sustalned in either case, for the reason that tho board in .tho flrst Instance rejected the appeal on the ground that an ordlnance, long ln ex istence, had not been complied with. Mr. J. A. Connelly, agent for Mr. Rag land, declared that lt had never been called to his attention by the Inspec? tor. In the second case, the apppellant lost for reasons nlready stated, name ly, on the question of fee slmple ownership brought up after Jlr. Beck had rendered hls decision. Therefore, lt is plaln that there has been no ac tual review of the Inspector's ruling by which the permit was refused, be cause of the protest of citlzens re slding in the Immedlate nelghborhood. Mny Attnck Beck. Whethor or not Mr. Ragland wlll Inslst upon holdlng Inspector Beck re sponslble at law for delaylng his bulld? lng plan3 ls a rather indefinite propo sltlon. In the event, however, that the mundamus ls Issued, the Inspector would unquestionably be requirod to pay the costs, and he could hardly cx pect Councll to relmburse hlm, lnas much as he had falled to- be governed by the advlec of Clty Attorney Pol? lard. Mr. Beck denled last nlght that the Grace Street property owners had agreed to lndemnlfy hlm for personal loss at court. VIOLATE RULES Members of Vlrglnia MIlHIn Cnlled to Task by Ueneral Yauelinn. In view of certnln irregularities in the service, General C. C. Vaughan, commanding the Flrat Vlrglnia Brig adc, has Issued an order as follows: "It luia come to the knowlcdge nf tlie coinmiiudlng gcnerul thnt coiiiiiiuiilciittoiiM from niember* of the Vlrglnlii voluutecra have been ruldrcHMMl nnd forvt-nrded dlrect to the niljiititiit genernl, United Statca Army, contrury to regulntloiiM. '?foiiiiiiniidliiK officers of cont pnnleH of (he brigiide wlll lnstruct tbe menibern uf thelr reapectlve comiiuuitlH nf the Improprlety of Niich, nnd lal.c- such other nctlon nn in thelr jiiilgmcnt wlll avold llko occtirreuce." HOT FIGHT ON FOR SENATE CLERKSKIP Prominent Politicians All Over State Interested in Lynch Booker Contest. TIIOS. A. LYNfll. M. B. UOOKER. With tho Democratlo caucuscs of the two houscs of the General Assembly less than u week off, only ono real llght is ln slght?that for the clork tihip of the Senute. Mr. Thomas A. Lynch, of Tassewell, aud Hon. Marshalj 11, Booker, of llalifax, are tho candl date.s, aud promlnent party leaders Jn many sections liavo been drawn ,ao-. tiyely Into tho contest on- one sldo or thu other. Indoed, lt ls overahadowlng nearly ovory other battle to ho detor mliied In tho oarly stagos of tho ses slon, and it Is freoly predictod that the iliiul result will ho doso. Mr. Lyiieh lias boen on tho ground for several days, and ho and hls friends are worftlug llk,j hoavors. Mr. Bookor will he ln to-morrow, Ho will open lieadquartera at .Murphys. whero Mr. L.viu-h has hls, an.l somo livoly Hcrap ping ls oxpeeicd iriiiii that tiino untll the cauous ilctertnlnos tho matter ne::t Tucsday ulght. NeW Years Hunt This Morning From left to rlghl?I'nlnrcr I.rliili, lOdwnrit Tlnrrla, J. St. ftrorgc Ilrynn, M. V. II.r Allen P<it?H. P1IOTO BY A. II. LPSIIUH, TAKE.V O.V CHIUS TMAS DAV. Now Yenr's Day nt Deep Run Hunt Club wlll bo cclehrati-d by a morning br.hlnd hounds, the Rlvcrsldo Priok, ot lYtorsburg, huntcd by tho mastor of Klverslde, Mr. Lcroy Iloper, furnishlng thn sport. Deep Run Pack will not bo unkerr neled, and whlle tho Petersburg sports men have tho prlvllr.ge of huntlng tho country, they wlll have as their guests the rnembers of Deep Run. Thi; nreet wlll be ut the ClllbllOUHO, nt 11 o'clock, and nfter the rlrag, a re ceptlqn wlll be held nt whlch several promlnent abclety womeu and debu tnntes wlll recelve. RETURNED TO BURNING HOUSE; NEVER CAME BACK Widely Known Physician of Hanover County Meets Awful Death in Flames?-Daughter and Son Have Narrow Escapc. Dr. Thomas E. Willlams, ono of tho ildest andi best known physlclans of rlahoyer counly, suffered an awful and raglo death early yesterday morning, .vhon ho was consumed ln the fire .vhlcli destroyed hls home. Hls daugh :er, Mlss Agnes Willlams, and ono of lis Kons. Slr. AVIlllam Willlams, who ,vas at home on a vlstt, narrowly es :aped crematlon. Dr. Willlams hlmselt .vould have been saved had he not, for somo reason unknown, gone back Into :he house. The children attempted to irevent hlm from golng, but unsuccesB fully, and he dld not come back. Both (on and daughter were badly burned. ind Mlss Willlams had her hands lac jrated In sinashlng her windows to es :ape. t Orlftln TJnkttown. How the fire started, or at what :ime, cannot be said. Even the nearest r.elghbors dld not see the flames untll nearly 6 o'clock, when the house was ilready doomed. It is supposed that the blaze originated in tho kitchen, whero the house caught onee before, ibout fotir years ago. Constructed of hewn logs and weather boardlng, tho bulldlng waa an easy prey to tho ffames, and but an hour or two elapsed before lt was reduced to ashes. Dr. Willlams lived withln a quarter of a mile of Peakes Statlon, on the Chesapeake and Ohlo Railroad, and but a short distance from Hanover Statlon. The neighborhod ls well populated for a rural distrlct, but the fire began at an hour when eVerybody was still in bed. 111 clad as they were, Mr. Willlams and hls sister rushed for atd, but the house was too far gone when assis tance arrived. I.eudlng I'hyfolcltin. Dr. Willlams wns aeventy-two years ot agc, and he had been for a number of years one of the leadlng physlcians in the county. He was a natlve'of iMaryland, and served ln tlie Confed crate Army ns surgeon of a Maryland reglmenL Immedlately after the war ho moved to Hanover county, and there married Mlss Pollard, a membcr of tlie well known Virginia famlly of that name. He is survived by three daugh tcrs: Mrs. Bowe, widow of Bowler Bowo, of Hanover county, and a brother of Mr. N. W. Bowe, of KIchmond; Mrs. r'rancls Loucord, ot Atlee, and Miss Ag? nes Bowo; nnd threo sons?Thomas Med and Willlam. FOUND HONEST NEGRO Hotel Clerk Got Hnek 92.50 ln Gold GIveu for a Dlme. Edward Epes, the popular -young nlght clerk of tho Hotel Guerrant, has Just escaped a double case of nervous prostratlon. In hls stocking Christmas morning he found a $2.50 gold plece. A few evenings later ho was on his Frank Jennings Denies Guilt, But Many Charges Have Been Made Against Him. Frank Jennings, a youth of eigh tcen year's, was arrested yesterdaj evening and taken up to the Second Pollce Statlon on the charge of forgory Only ono charge, that of forging tht name of Mrs. Ada M. Cabell, wife ol Henry L. Cabell, was preferred againsl the boy, but it is stated that there'art other allegatlons of a moro seriou; nature. When seen last nlght in hls cell Jennings denled all charges ngalns him, and strongly declared hls inno cence, He was, howovor, dellvered bj hls brothor to tho polico at head quarters yesterday afternoon, which 1: looked upon as praotlcally a oonfesslor of guilt, Ho has employod Mr. Gllber Pollock ns his attorney. CHRISTMAS f REE Sorenth Streot SiuuUiy School Has llli t'clebrutlon. Tho Sunday school ot tho 8oventh Streo Clirlatian Churoh hold Us ChrlBtmaa oelo brntlon In tha lecturo-room of tho churcl lost nlBht. The decoratlons wero nttlng t' tho Christmas tlme, and tho rooms wen tllied with tho children and thelr eldors. .' larj?,i Christmas troe Btood at tlie, end of thi rooin, and presonU from It wore distrlbtitoi to oach scholar, with spuolai prlses for thoai who havo beon punctual In attondanco am ,,[,,tu-iont In tholr lasaons. Mr. L. T. Wobstor prosldod, and tho fol lowliip prograin was rendered; Solo, Mls: Mo^orton; Htcraopllcop vIowb, "Llttlo Folki li> Otlior Lamls," Mr, Camaron Johnsnu muIob, MIssas .Ttillut Anderson, Bdna Chll dltHS and lsubul fcfmith; recltatloti, Ml8i Muiguerlte Stultz. Tho entertalnmont oloaei with a praycr by the jmstor, tha Rev. Dr J, J. IIttloyv way to seo sorne frlends, but ns he did not llnd the house nurnber i.-iislly. n negro wus chrirter-ud uh a pilut. When he reached the door Mr. Epes felt in hls pocket for a dlmc, but almost drnpped dead the next morning when ho found that he had parted wlth the gold coln. That waa had cnough, but when he called on his frlends Monday nlght they informed hlm that the rregro had called to suy that the gentlemnn evl dently gave hlm the gold by inlstake. As Mr. Epes was expected that eve? ning, the honest man promlaed to re? turn. True tD hls word, he turned up with the money, got a dollar for hla honesty, and was thankful. NEW REGIME IN HENRICO Chbnge Went Into EtTeet at Midnight?Old Officers Lrnvlnc Carrylng tholr papers and other accumu laied belonglngs Beveral of Ihe old offlcirs who have long been famlliar flgurea nt llen rlco Courthouse took leave fora tlme at le.i?it >e?ttrday, glving- place to thelr successors. Who assurae thelr dulles rhls morning. Early ln rha day Mr. Slmon Solomon, who h.Ts for years held the sherlff's k>jy?, went fi'rth wlth hls belonging ln a sult case to ei-ter the pursulta of civll llfa agaln. Ma, lerrate Ansle also swept and garnlshed hls oftice In rho basemenr, but rook th* precn>i tion to lock tho door nnd tnko tho key wi?n h,m. saylng tbat ho should nor be surpriw.l If he would ??'? i.:-. occupy the offlce In a short tlme. Mr.. Grean, tho Jallor, aliio moved hls goods! and as Ihe clock atruck 12 ItLst nlght, turned over the jail keys to his Kuccessor, Mr. R. C. flarnet. Thls morn Inj; flnds the old faces gone, but thelr places aro well supplled, and thlncs In llflnrtco wlll go rho even tenor of their way ns herotofore. ACCEPTS POSITION WITH Well-Known Baptist Minister oi South Carolina to Make Home in Richrnond. REV. VICTOR I. MASTERS. The Rov. Victor I. Masters, of Green vllle, S. C, has arrlved Irr the clty and to-day wlll take up the duties as as soclate ellltor of the Rellglous Her ald, maklng hls homo here ln the fu trrre. Tho Rev. Dr. R. H. Pltt. edltor of the Herald, long ago found that one man could not look nfter the interests of the paper, whlch has grown steadily In the last few years. Mr. Masters comes admlrably qualified for his new work. For soven years he waa^asso clate edltor of the Baptlst Courler, of Greenvllle, S. C, and for two years ed? ltor and proprietor of the Baptlst Press, of Greenwood, S. C. He is an A. M. gvaduato of Furmun Unlverslty, S. C? und a .full graduato of the Southern Baptlst Theological Semlnary, of Lorr isville, Ky. t-Io has a broad acqualnt ance wlth hls church nnd its condltlons, In Vlrglnia. In tho early years of his mlnlstry ho was pastor of a church at Pocahontus. . Mr. Masters has socured a resldenco ln Barton Helghts nnd will bo Jolned there by hls famlly ln a few wooks. Be sldos hls duties as associute odltor of the Herald, he will spond some tlmo travellng through the Stato and proach lng ln tho varlous Baptlst cliurches, so as to be well ucqualnted with tho poo plo of hls denomlnution ln ull parts of Virginia. Aeled ln 8eIf-Dofeii.se, On tho charge ot' cuttlng Rubert Itamney (colored) in a brawl near fovun Plnes ?Wllllam C'ttlvln, also colored, wus icloused by MagUtruta Thomas, In Hourlco, ycatorday nioTiilng, Cnlvlrr prpveil to tho Hiitlvfaotloir oi tho ooiii-t thnt ho dld not imo his knlt> ur.tll after ho had Uoon knui'kud down kuv t.rul ihiw. uliowlng cleuvly that hla uul Wut la ?eU-del'cuuo, LIGHTS WILL BURN THROUGHOUT WEEK City Electrician Trying to Kecp Slrcaniers on Broad Street Pcrnlanently. STREET CAR FOLK GENEROUS General Manager.Huff Promptly Agrces to Cbntilille Service Until Monday. Through tlio courtesy of Gcnonl Mnnnger Huff, of tho Passenger and Power Company, the stroamer lights on Brond arrd Maln Ktreets wln brrrn untll nildiilglit mi Hunday. in the monritlme, Clty Electrician Thompson wlll mako nn ofllclnl report to the Coniinlttec orr Electrlclty, rccomnierid Irrg that tho servlco on Broad Htreot ite corrtlnued liuleflnltcly, the fund for that purpose to bo provldetl ln tho b mi get for the present year. Tho "aavertlslng'.' llghts cost $is a nlght: the cost of one aro Inmp ls 17 cents n nlght. Thls Intter fact may be a reyelatlort to cltlzcrrs In tho nn nexed te.rrltory, who are clarnorlng for them, urid who nppitrently havo been under the Imprcsslon that the co.u was about J17 a minute. There Is ;r general cry froin all quarters for bet tcr fni'ilitles, but tlie Broad Street de? mand fnr the streamers ls slurply Irro slstlble. <iin fict Clinip Itntc. Mr. Thompson sald lust nlght that for Broad Street alono a chenp rate can be secured, but hc thlnks thnt for the edlflcatlon of pnssengers on Wash? lngton tralns tho service should extend to Elba Instead of the Masonlc Tenr ple. If Councll dt-cllnes to make thd servlco perirninent Mr. Thompson will urgo that tho streamers romuln ho that tho power may hc tnrned on for e'peclal occastons. Ho wlll Intervlew the merchhnts to-day and see what they are willlng to do about it. ln this conuectlorr lt Is proper to remember that Councllman Wllllam iAinbeth Whlte Ruggestcd thnt the sparkllng faollltlea be provlded fnr New l'enr's nlght, and out of the gen eroslty of Its heart the Passenger and Power Company threw ln four extrns. BACK FROM CHINA Pr. and Mrs. Woods to fipend Sometlnm In Rlchmond. Dr. and Mrs. James B. Woods and famlly Inrded nt S;in Franclaco on Krlday, nnd are expected ln Rlchmond by rhe end of Ihl* week. Dr. Woods, who ls trom Charlottes vllle. Ib a gmduata nt tha medlcal deparr runt of.the Unlvorslty of Vlrglnia, and hns jivgd In China for the pn?t fourteen yeara, oi.gugcd in medlcal mlnlons ln connectlmi wlrh th? Southern Presbyterlan Church. Whlle located nt Tflng Klnng P?u last year. lr. the heart of tho famlnln* dlatrict, h? was made the chalrman of rhe general commltrea for rhe dlstrlbutlon of aupplle*. and large nmounls of money and food atuft were sent out through thlg agency to thoso who wr?. actually srarvlng.' Whlle In thls country Dr. and Mra. Woods wll'. make thelr 8tay with Mn. Wooda's pdients, ihe Rev. Dr. and Mra. James P. Smlth, of Rlchmond. Case Postponed. Hlram Crutchfleld (colorcdl nppeared ln the Pollco Court yesterday morning on tha charge of selllng llquor wlthout a llcense. Ho was arresred on Sunday by Blcycle Po Iltemen Belton and Palmer on auaplcion of rurntng a "speak eosy" in the eastern pa't of the clty. Palmer was too 111 to appe^r. nnd the cas? was contlnued to January 9th. Ihe negro was balled ln the aum of }i00. Interesting Exercises Will Be Held by Y. M. C. A. This Afternoon. The chlef foature of the New .Year festlvlties at the Central Young Men's Chrlstian Assoclation to-day will be the formal breaklng of ground for the new building, preparatory to tearing away the old property on the 'ot at Grace and Seventh Streets. Tho event wlll be slgnallzed by a short service, beginning promptly at 3 o'clock thls afternoon. The progrum wlll be ns fol? lows: Mr. O. A. Hawklns, chalrman new bulldlng commlttee, presldlng?Prnyer, the Rev. Thomas Semmes; unlocklng tho door to the assoclation, Mr. N. V. Sllls; pulllng out the flrst nall. Mrs. M. C. Gentry, chalrman woman's commlt? tee; taklng out the flrst brlck. Ramon A. Flsher, ex-presldent of Boys' Blble Study Club; breaklng ground. Master Joseph Brvan, 2d, Master Kenneth Wil sorr Carr, Master James Bouglas Lecky, Jr., Master O. J. Sands, Jr., Master H. K. McKee, Jr. Every friend of the assoclation is invlted. The new building commlttee has pro ceeded most carefully ln its study of plans nnd in preparatlons, an.d the re ports of the twenty urchitects now worklng on plans for the competltlon wlll be ln the hands of the commlttee on February 5th. The bulldlng west ot the corner wlll be torn away during January. and the one on the corner during February, when the lot wlll be cleared for the erection of the new bulldlng. The commlttee ls nnxious to proceed just as soon as the frlends wlll make lt posslblo. There ls need that the contrlbutors ald the commlt? tee by the prompt payment of pledges. Other Fentures. In the assoclation hall at 3:30 there wlll be a matlnee for boys and glrls. Thls wlll bo followed by gymnastlcs in tho gymnaslum at 4:30 and .5:30 ?CA?tC8':30 P. M. the flrst of the wln ter nlght entertalnments wlll be glven by Mr. Joseph Lorraln, of New York, "the manufacturer of smlles," in his lmltatlons, songs, whistllng, etc, and by Polk Mlller's Old South Quartet, ln thelr negro songs that are thoroughly onjoyed by all. At 10 o'clock there wlll be basketball ln the gymnaslum, and the dav wlll close wlth a fellow shlp sorvlce of song at 10:30 o clook ln tho muslc-room on the maln fioor. Tho members of tho board of dlrec? tors and woman'a commlttee will re? celve Informally from 4 -to 8:30 P.. M. The burlesivue art oxhibltlon wlll bo open from 4 to 8:30 o'clock, ln charge of Mrs. W. S. Murray and daughter. , , . . , _ . Tlukets for the nlght entertalnment can be secured at tho assoclatlot bulldlng any tlmo during the day or Just heforo the ontertalnnrent. wedIn washington Uliltmotrd Coupta Marry at tlu> Nntlonnl Cap? ltal nnd Surprlso Frlcnds. Frlonda of Mr. M. A. Marlln and Mlia Lerndo Tueker, a popular young lady'of Church Hlll, wero surprlaod yostcrday to lenrn thnt thoy had beon married ln Wosh Ineton, thelr Intontlon havlng boen kopt a niofound soci-et up to. tho ln8t monieni, After n bi-lof atay ln Wathlngton th? ci'.t'plo wlll roturn to tho clty and wlll ra Nliie at No. 2208 M Street. Mr. II. V/averley MPltuus a- friend ot tho young paople, ac anritulod them to Wiishlngton and aoled ii.t hcsi man. Mr, nnd Mrs. Mnrtln havo a largo nuniber ot I'l'lmiils In tho clty, oapoolally la th* iiast Bnd, wuora they both I'selde,