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%ff$ Silks, 59? 69? 75? ? as*** yu. per yard. 75c, 89c and $1 Silks, Stripes, Printed Warps and Block CQc Checks, - - - ?&yd 89c, $1 and $1.25 Silks, Plaida, Checks, Stripes and Wdrp ij Q Prints, - - - "*y c yd $1.50 $1, $1.25 and Silks, Stripes, Checks and 7^c Plaids, yd Several thousand yards in these various assortments, which have been grouped together into three specially priced lo&r The prices are remarkably low?a few minutes' examination of the rabrics this morning will show any one who is at all a judge of Silks what great bargains we are offering in this special sale. People are looking for valttes beyond theordinary in our January merchan dise movement, and we invite you with confidence to come here to-day expecting big returns for your money in fancy Silks. You'll be sure to get what you're looking for in this respect. May Manton I'ntternn, 10c l hy mnll, 12c. THREE PR1S0NERS ESCAPE FROM THE HENRICO JAIL Wlthout laaving the ol'ghtest trace lo lndlcate h )w lt was done, Wllliam Freetr.H-n. Georgc Jackton and Thomas Shands, all colored, suceeodcd In un Jocklrg- tlie l>a-c . cnt door ot tho Hou -rlco Jall yesterday aml maklng good ?tpefr .escap:. At tho tlme they went oiit. scven o hcr prlsni'rs h 10 access to the basement. but were sufely locked into thelr collj bef>re they knov that the Uiree Inmates had disappearod. \\ Freeman. \\h> Is chir.ci w.th ar uon, commltted ln Ooocbland county. is Considcrcd a very dangerous man. and ?was soi t to Henrlco for snfe keeplng on accaunt uf the fact tl at tho Jall hero |s rn dern and conslderrd ono of "thc safest ln thc vtate. Shands ls cliarg'd wlth ch cke sietTltig. and ?w.ould" have been tr c 1 ln n few days. Jackson wai comm tt?d yesterday on a short uru f^r tro pa.s-. Got Out Tbroujib Door. ??- Thcrc ls "o d iiib of the fact that ?he men m-de tholr rscan- through the door, . wh <h was foun 1 o en soon af? ter' they were mlsse.i. and they prob ab'ly dld not t'll t'*o other prisoners for fear if a stnrped whlch wou'd lead to det cMon. h mysterv Ji; h"w 'he door va <-niocked. Thero are abs lutely no roarlis on thc lock to ahow that lt had been tampcred w'th ?nd n-1 matorlals or tools In th,c basement w'th which a key could hnve betn ade, cve i u th1y hnd bocn es pert 1 ok mltli". 1 h only solutfon . s cms to bo that ?ne ot thetn came I upon a lost ltoy whlle cleanlng up. As ls tlie custoro, Mr. Garnett. the Jniler. late In rho afternoon turned ton men ln tlie basement, whlch is bk sn.fo ns any other portion of the bulld? lng, to take exercise. When he re? turned ut the usual tlme to lock them I up ho found that seven had returned to thelr cells. When he reached the front | room of the basement thc door w.-is open und tho other three gone. The fact that thc rest of the prlson ers dld not escapo is proof that tho J door was not left open by Mr. Garnett, I and that lt was unlocked after the re 1 ma.'nlng seven had returned to thelr eells. Mr. Garnett sald last nlght that before lurnlng the prlsoners In the lt>ellar for thelr dally exercise, he al? ways took the precautlon of tvylng the door. and that he remembered dls tinctly dolng so yesterday, Tlio door? constructed of two platcs of stcel rlv oted together?has been sprting and wlll not stay closed nnless locked. so every man would havo seen lt lf lt hnd been left open. Frceman, who, according to Mr. Gar? nett, Is tho loatler, has been ln jall for several months, nnd has been cook Ing for tho colored prlsoners nnd run? ning the furnace. Hc seemod well con tented, and sald that he folt confid.-nt thut hc would he acrpiltted. In fact, some tlme ago he fournl a key to thi '?oal chtitc, through whlch he mlght easlly have escaped, nnd returned It tc Mr. Garnett. It is cvldent that the key by means of which the men tnude thelr ex!t. was ono of the Jall kcys, whlch had been lost before Mr. Garnett took charge, and was elther found by then: In tlie dcbrls of the cellar or put on t.bc outslde by Freeman's wlfe. who vls Ited hlm yesterday. and sllpped to hlm whlle the Jaller's back was turned. There are five doors slmllar to ihe ono through whlch the meii escaped and there should be four koys to each, but only three to this door were turned over to Mr. Garnett. Freeman's wlfo llvcs somewhere ln .lackson Ward, and the poiicV? have been notlfled to keep a watch tor hlm thore. The county oftlcers were alsc communicatert with at once. and thc chanecs are that all three wlll be ro captured. FOR EMB11EINT Claims Money Was Stolen from Him?Quit Union to Pay and Was Refused Work. Arrcsted and taken in chargo by Petoc tlve.Sereeatits Wren and Bailey whllo at wt'rk In tho telegraph offlce ol tho Seaboard Air Llnc Rallway, on tbe Hermltage Houd, Harry A. Pufh ???'? locked up at tlio Second I'olleo Statlon last nlsbt on th<5 charye of belng a fugitivfc trom Justlce from Green brler. W. Va.., where he lt, wantcd, lt ls al HfXd [or emborzlcmcnt. Offlcer J. S. Mc jtVlorter. of Grt-enbrler. ls alrcady ln the plty to securc renultdilon papers to tako t'ush back to Wctt Vlrarlnln. Pugo ls u very rcspietublc looking: young man. and appeared rather hard hlt when tre war run t was aerveU on hlm. Ile says .that the monoy he Is rharecd witb embei: tbhs waa stolcn from hlm last Aujrust In a '. 3'otel-at Whlte Sulphur Sprlntts. Whero ho -wat eneaged as u nianager by thc Western ? Vi.ion'Company, oftlcers uf whlch gwore out . the warrant. He had the money, $121.77, ' vltf two checks-. in u drawer In hls room, hecsuse, ae Vc snyp. thc company bad nm fuiplsht-d blm wlth a safc In whlch to kecp oil money tnat came ln. When bo urosc ',.tho followlng mornlriK the money was gone, -nnd bc at once notlfled the company. Ac rtrdlng to ble atory they placed thc respoti Kiblllty ot the loss upou hls shoulders aml .waoted htm to work lt out. It wjs a't tht tlme ol the ttrlke, and hc rpfuae'd to do so, noi only ou account ot tbe strlkc, but hc c*ubo lt would appcar as an uduilMion ol KUllf Further dii>riiBi>ion of tht matter, b< wje, led blra to 3*k for an houorablb dls .oliarse from thc union fo uiai he mlght ?m.rk off tbo alleged ln<tobt?dm-*e. Then, h? clalma, the company rotused to allow hht to icturn. llle urrett followed. WHERE STUART FELL ?Stonc >tarkcr Itcpnlrcd By Ycterar Cnvalry Atmoeibtlon. . The veteran cavalry Assoclation. t< "the efforts of whlch ls due thc credi' .for the ereotlon of the equestriat etatue to General J. E. B. Stuart. has paid-another tribute to the famou: ,:commander by ralslng tho stone whtel marks the place where he was wound ed OP the country road beyond Tellov Tavern. and puttlng it ln proper an. permanent condttton. .-. This stone marker was erected som years ago, and from its posltlon on a embankment. was ln danger of beln undermined by the elements. The as noclatlon has had lt surrounded by sranlte r.oplng and a wrouglit iro .fence, maklng the raarlcer securc fo many years to come. . On this spot General Stuart. wlth small cavalry force. Intercepied Gc-r eral Sherfdan wlth a much largor forc preventlng a contemplated rald on tli clty, but falllng mortully wounded 1 the gallant defense. STOLE PEOPLE'S BREAD WUlie Cnrter and Melvln Whlte (Olnret: Cburged Wlth Belng Two Attentlve. Thoupb tlmy were arresled last nlght on: 'on thc charsri!: of bolng vaerants und s>r piclous charaetera. Wlllle Carter and Melyl Wfclte, both colorsd, wlll aiinwcr warran to-day cftargins lliem wlth blfiallng brou from doliv>sry hojees ln from ot stores t J}(uhteoutb Suo-it. and Whlte wlth sioallr o-D&akat ont ni'-sht a week uuo from u sta lu tbo Flrtt Market. Offlcer Kclluru .wl orWB* that they break opcii bre-.vd dellvei **,.-<ee. so oftqi and are so attentlve to bus nai* tiat purchuiers raroly recclva enouj for thelr dally want-. Tho pollce Uave bet tttcklns for tbe Pflir fcr somu tlme, and E|c; - oU ? Offlcer Ke'Jura landed ihtm last nlgh [ WARNS MRsTbELLENOT "W"4? riue-d Ouee for Xot Abuttng Nu Hnct', uud IImo Docu IteporU-d Aguln Mrs- F, Eelltnot. who was tined $1 -ln- the Pollce Court Tuesdav momln -for allowlng n nuisantt- to conilnt CR he-r prernluet, near Maln. betwet Harvlti aud Short Street, l-.rn. be< ? warned to abatc thc- .lulbant-e, whh . h; alleged to he n ('.oct-d ttnvtr plj Mre, BelHinot v,'Uli rcpotu-d agaln ye ~-t?rday mornlng by Speclal Follcenu ?^WdbRedoy, of the IKnlth Departmoi J'Sfrtf. BelUnot appealed from * Justi CrUtchflold's dtcislon, but he is detc ?pinecl to c&rry his polnt, IT CASE STOLEN, BUTGOTNIGHT RQBE J. E. Loubrick, of Baltimore, Robbed While Napping in Depot. Whll* taklng a sbort nap durlng- his walt foi a train, duc to leave tho Main Strcet Station at 7:30 oviock last nlght, ,T. E. Lou? brick. oi Baltlmorc was robbed ot hls ault case by l-'red Qrassueld (rolored), who quletly eilpped out of tlio depot, thlnklng that no one had obsorved him. A negro pi rter liacl secn him, however. and informed , oaiccr Cbatu-rson ot the theft. Culllng Po llcLman Gary, Pollceman Cliatturuon went on.- way und Gary another. They beard ttat Brasslleld had deponlteu the grlp under neath a nlllboard. BraBsllcId. wlth .John Austlii und John 'NVlllluiiia, alleged nccotn phc-ea, were'run down In a few mlnutes. and thf sult ense was rocovoreil. Mr. Loubrick, ivlio had bcru a guest at thc. Lexlngton Hotel. nslicd thut he mlght linve a nlght shlrt. und one ot the sloepin^ gaiments was talten out for hls comfort dur Ine the trlp lo Baltlmoro. The sult cusu vlll bc used us evldenee thls mornlng ln the Pcllco Court, aud will bc roturned to Its or.-iicr as soon as thc court haa rtnished wlth THREW SNOWBALL IN WINDOW Mi*ft .Ieunlug? Cu? But Not Badly Hurt By Itvnlicn Olnw?. During tlie afternoon session yes? terday a snowba.ll. thrown by someuu known person. crashed through ilv: wlndow ln the shortha'rid department 6f the Mass'iy Business Collige. whlch is on the second floor of tbe buildlng. A rragmeht ot glas's struck .\tis8 Etlie! Jetirilngs, one or the students, on tha head Just above the tcmplc. in'ttlcting u wound almost an ineli in length, from I whlch blood flower freely t'or jomo Jtlme. Until lt was found out that tlie ,I wound was not dangerous, the room s was In'a great state of excitement. sj-MIss Jennings, however, sultered no ii! i eifects from her experience. MASQUERADE BALL n|German-Ainertenii Soi'lcty to linve Ult Celebruiloii Kebruury 23th. a lt was decided nt a meetlng of tli; n general commltteo 61 tho German 'r Amerlcan Society Wednesday night ti Jgive a blg niasciuera.de ball in Masohl Temple on February 25th. The follow Ing commltteo wns appolnted to roaki arrangemnits: John H. Lyneman, chalr man; EarJ Tllig.- secretary: Charld Battlge, trensurer: Joseph iv. BHIev Ous N. Bo'rnler, Dr. Moses D. Hoge Jr., Max F. Lin.lncr. Carl Ttuehrmu'nd 15. A. Stumpf, Wllliam J. Mlller Eug'eri Blottnjer, al, E. Enders, George C Guv ernator, J. S. I lebert. A. Sutherlln, .' Schoer nnd Charles Battlge. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING Vtrgtuln Stuto luHiiriiiu>i> Company R? ;;j Eleots Old Ofltecrs, ?y At a nueting yestc-rday of the stocl ,/ holders of tho Vlrglnla State Tntnii ;?|anoe Company all thc old offlcers wot ol' oted. Tho report of the tsecretar for thc past yetjr showed that tl: business has beon good. w(th Indlct tions of an increase for lOuS. Tlie offlcers eleeted were: l'resldon Judge Guorgo L. Chrlsttan; Vlcfi-Pres derit and Secretary. Robert Lccky, Jr rjir*-ctors. Messrs. T. A. Cary, J. | Carneal, Ocorc^a L. Currle, S, H. Hawe John F. Bllett. .Tr., M. Fouivirean, ' Slttcrdlng and N. E. Ancarrow. I'liietl for SfllbiB lU,\;i\ C'hari;ed wlth peddring eocaine. Rleha'i ? )i?. t;tr u-oi,a-,.o. appaarcd ln the i'oli. Cfiirt yetturday moinlng, and wu? nuiek Ml.tenc*d to pay u fine uf 5100. e?m to !? ii,.- Uilrty dn>-b, unrt put uniior $tvO secuvi ror twelvo moiuhx. lilcydu 1'ollcenv J.:yant eauisht thejit-sio Iu thn uct of. st liiiitht- dopo," Ho had Huveral puckasok ?ilis iio??t-8tloa. C.&O.B. R. KILL MT Force, However, Will Be Cut About 10 Per Cent., Effective February ist. Officials of the Chesape.ake and Ohin Ratlwny denled yesterday that the>*' would be any swooplng reduction ic salurles on February 1st. It was re? ported that the cut would average IC per cent. Between now and February I the worlcing force ' wlll he reduced j about 10 per cent. | "Llke many other roads, the Ches'a' i peake and Ohlo has found that thc j usunl amotmt of trafflc ls much lightei than in ordinary times, nnd whlle tha' c-ondltlnn provails lt Is necessnry te dlspense with thc servlce of employet wherever possible." sald an offlcer o the company. "This will affect th< men more reecntly employed, and wll | be yeneral --ivar the system. Later ot we will prohably add to tho force, bu th'.s order ls not dlffcrent from otheri tssued ln former years." TO SELL THE SEABOARD? Itcport ,M?ng System Tliat rtecelvcr. Wlll Uttpose of Property. Reports from a number of points along the system show that the gen? eral belicf ls that tho Seaboard Aii I.lnc wlll shortly bc sd'd under a dc crc-e of the Federal court. The posst billty of thl?. however, ls rather re mote, as it wlll requlro much tlme foi the l-ecclvers to get at th? bottom anc put the company on a rock foundation yr> strong ls thc opinion that the Sca board will prospcr under the recelver ship arrangement that the public ar< looking forward to better days,- whei thc stock wlll be worth more and whoi the servlce wlll come up to natural con Idltions ln the road's torrltory. ! BOY BADLY BURNED ClothiiiK Ciinglit From Coukliij* st?-v< U'oumU Kelim 1'nlufitl. I-Ierm.in Snead, thc four-vear-old so 3 of I. T. Snead. uf No. ois South Belvl c j deri. Street. was badly btirned abou * | the lace, hands and head yesterda mornlng at S o'clock, when his clothe caught tire from a cook stove. Hl mother rnanaged to striother the flamc uftor a desporate effort. but his wound aro very palnful, and lt will be som I, tlmo beforo ho wlll recover. FrelKbt Traffle Iuoren?Ing. The move'ment of frelglu on moi of tho Southern roads ls increaslni so much so that rallroad men belle^ the wcekly and monthly reports wl show declded galns wlthln the ne: few weeks, especlally as conipared wlt tlie record for Dccember,. when tl i inovement was dull. Addod to this, tl C'lsenoral reduction tn expenses wl .--1 guarantee more hopeful condltlon and thus disslpate for all tlme tl reckless und unfounded taljt that otlv roads than the Seaboard wlll bo plac< in the hands of recelvers. Blble Maas-Meetlug To-Ntglit, MlM Taylor, of Chlcaijo. who has be lecturtns ln tbe clty witb to -nuch suoce for thc Inbt two weeks, wiu hold a iwi< meetlng for women to-nlght at 8 o'clock St. Vaul's Churoh. Durlns this week she h been holdlng- classes ut St. paul'a In t incrnlng und at th* Women'a Ohrlstlnn .V r elutUMi at nlght. To-r.lglu's muss-meetl u for tha benent of huth classc-i". und It ih.- ilealro e.f mihh Taylor ihut us many c.-.ch a? porsibU: be present. 11. tJ. Whltaliruil Preslileut, ^ At a liieotlng yostcrday or thc atockhoid. of ihu Rverott Wadiloy Company D. Whltenead was elected prestdoiit, suoeccdl IDvercu TVaddey, founder of tbo compai Albcit y. Waddey und Evorett Waddey, j ? were elected to thc board of olrector?< FITHREATENS Blazc'biv Sixth Floor .Crcated Great Alarin, but Was Quickly Stibdtied. BURNT THROUGH THE FLOOR Guest Found Room in a Blazc, and Then Quickly Called for Help. Much excitement w? caused among tho guests In thc Grace .Street annex of Murphy's Hotel loct nlght at about 3 0:SO o'clock. when Mr. C. T. .Bader, who oecuplbtl rooni No. 607, ou tho sixth floor, went Iu to retlre, and found tho room fllled wlth smoke nnd thc floor bluzing. He quickly gnve tlie olnrm, and the occupunt of tho noxt room telcphoned to tlie office, where .1 stlll alnrm Was turned in, chcmlcal wagon No. 3 respondlng. Before the arrival ot tho wagon, however, a small army of hotel em- ; ployos, armod tvlth hnnd extlngulsh ers, rushed.up to the seene und went to work wlth a will. The offectlve ness of thelr efforts waa soon nppa rent, and by' the tlme the wagon got | Into play tho flre was practlcally under control. The blnze, though It waa small antl lasted only. a short tlme. was f|iilte Ilcrce, and burned through the double floor into the room below. rulning the tlniber and severely charrlng the heavy jolsts. The damuge. whlch waa nt first thought to bo much greater, will hardly be more than $100. Excellent work was done by tho hotel people, both ln cxtlngulshing Ihe flamss and ln quletlng thc guests. At no tlme v.-as there rinntjer of a panlc except perhaps when, in the excltoment of 1I10 moment, Mr. Lader gavo tho first I alarm | STRICKEN ON WAY~T0 FIRE ?Trurk Cnplain AtklnM.n llas Bllght Strok* of I'aralyMK ln tlie Street. , Whllo crosdlng Bruad Street between ' Elulith and Nlnth Strcets last night 011 his > way to tho flre at Murphy's Hotel. Captaln ! Charles S. Alklnson, of Truck Company No. i 1. suffered a *ltght strokc of puralyslF, and ; felt In the middlo of thc street. He waa ; ouli-kly plcked up and removed 10 head ?' Miurters. Dr. Moses D. Hoga was eummon 1 e I. After an exnmlnatlon hc ?"ald that the 1 Biroko was sllght, affecting as It did only n. 1 part of the left side. aml udvleod that Cap ! tain Atklnson be kept at beadquarturs for the nlghl. He will bc- moved home thls rurning. Captaln Atklnson Is one ot the most effl 1 ch.nt and popular members of the Flre pe uartment, as well us one of tlie oldest In polnl uf servlce. He ls about flfty-seven I years of age. and ls consldered one of the ceolest me'n In-tho servlce. 1 ror many years Captaln Atklnson was ! cal' captaln of Truck No. 2, and In V.*02 I was made statloned captaln of Engln* No. I f-, being later transfcricd to Truck No. 1, j hls prejent posltion. PERMITS ISSUED Repairs Ordered on Two Strnctnrca Io? lured by Flre. Buildlng and rcpalr permits were 1e suod by Inspector Beck yesterday &s lollowe: ... Goodman estate, J. T. Brown & Com? pany, agints: to repalr-brick restau rant, No, 1208 East Maln Street, dam aged by fire; cost, $123.. K. B. Hicks, trustee. for Martha Hicks, to repair brlck drug store, No. 919 East Main Street; cost, $.1,467. George W. Samuels. to repair frame dwelllng No. 3209 Williamsburg Avnr nuc; cost. $200. Abraham and Lewls Blacker, to re? pair brlck storage and stable bulldlnir at Seventeenth and Cary Strcets, dam aged by flre; cost, $3,000. REFERS^EDFORD'S PLANS Stlinol Iloard Klects Mrs. Helen IV. McGebe* Instructor ln Muslc. Ccnslderatlon of the plans and spcclfica tiens for the new Hlgh Schooi submltted by Al C Bedford enme up for cllscusslon In the rnonthly meetlng of the Schooi Board lust nlght. and were referred to the Clty Council wlth the board-f upproval. Supc-ilntenclent Fox read bts report. whlch alicwed a totnl enrotment of l-t.ORS. wlth j. wr.iklng enrolment of 12,117 puplle. The graduatlng classes of tho schools are now ln optratlon. and the schools will be reor gtr.lze'd on Febiuary 3d. Mrs. Helen W. McGehee -was olected teaeh er of muslc in the Hlgh Schooi, her dutles tc, begln on February lst. FINE~0RGAN RECITAL ' Dr. IlelnhardtS I'rograni Dellghted Audience ut 8t. Fanl's.^ I Many musie lovers were present at the organ recltal given last night in St. Paul's ' | Church for tho beneflt of.tho Ragged Moun ' toin Mlsslon. Dr. Jftcob Relnhardt excelleil himself at tho organ. and hts dnughter. Miss Auule Louise Uelnhardt. who, has just re? turned to thc- clty, creuted qul'e an impres sion wlth hur violin. Mr- Erncst Cosby nlso roe'dered several very pleaslng selectlons on tha organ. and Mrs. Cllfton Mlller dellghted tho audience wlth seVeral -songs. Perhaps the most pleaslng feature of tha prograrn waa tho rendltloin of Dr. Relnhardt's "Fltj L,i-e Funeral March," a dirgo ln tlt kecplng with Us great subject. ARRESf~a & 0. ENGINEER T. W. Marcellus Charged With Broaktag Open und Kobblng Frelght Cars. T. W. Marcellus a yard engineer. irai ptojed hy thc Chcsa'peake and Ohl6"nalIroa-i ln thc Ohi'.rlottc8vlllc yards, was arrestec: here c.-irly ^???str:^?dllv mornlng by Detocttv< C. D. Dtikt- and O. M. Wood on ihe charg, ol breaklng into and enterlng freight can in thnt clty. Marcellus was taken back ti Cbarlotteevllin soon after his urrest.' Ut lipplUaics scvnral othera in thc .crimes. couldIuild RAILROAD Ton: IlarrU (Colof>d) Goea Into llailroai Business us llival of Hurrluinu. Tom Harrls (colored) was so unfortunati los: nlghl as to bo catight by Mounted Offl cers Matt nnd Wright with the goods on Ha had in hl? possesslon euOutfh splkes am rail.i to go imo tho business wlth Harrtmai at a partner. All the atunt was oarted ? t> thf, Flrs.t l'ulice Station, whoro Harrls wa placed bubind tlie bars.: tundlilutpii for Be-eleetion. Wlth muny changes by reason of retire ment iu other wards Monroa ls- preparlng t ccine.bac); soliu ugatn-ln 'he upper brann of the Council at leiwt. Alderman Guni ls a fortutiata holdover, and hls, colleagu'*, Aldei'tueit Bennoids and Moncuro, announce yesterday thut they would be oandldatca fo anoilun- tenul Only One Cltartfr. Tho corporatlon Comm'teslPn yesterday ls suod a charter to the following corporatlon The Suhurban t.ind Co. Clnc). PanvUlo. J W Douthat. president: Wllliam H. Jone. vict-piesideut: w. C, Noel), secretary an tieasm-ei?<ui 0f Danvllle- Capital: Max muin, m.ooo; mlnlmum, ?500. Objects: Hot e.Ktate business. j Jlr. Cabell-Muy BuuT he Frlends or Hon. Ja'nies Aiston Cabell, 1 o- thls clty. bvc urglng lilm to ontor tha.rit nt for the n ?n,.?iauc iiomlnatioh for iSoverno 1? aml thuur.li Mr, Cabell hua tuusald wlliu 1 of will do -vith vefr-rerioe -to-tbo mntter. lt known th n |le hno it uuOer ??rlous consli i-IUtl.ll,. iMirly rlosdng ou Clu?rcb '"1| M'irchui-.is, ?i nnu-oh-HIU ?hftve-slKlied a unieen-i'.-nt to close their ertoros at 6 P.. \l luKlmiliig roiiruary lst, Thls.la[done : order that n,c- clerks may have a little juoi rest! ,.;.. ? .- ... CLERKS WITHOUT POWER TO PROBATE Suprcnie Court Sustains Ques? tion Raised in tlie Boswell ? ?Will Contc'st. "-?; EFFECT ON MANY. ESTATES - -?;??^ wM May. Require Special Law to Pre? vent Endlcss Litigation. Grinnan.Affirmed. Declarlng unconstltutlonal that ?oc tlon of tho Code whlch' confers upon clerks of chancery courts authorlty to probate wllls, tho Kupremo Court of Appeals, InjUn oplnlon yeaterday, up liolds Judgo Daniel Grlnnan and bus talnetl tho polnt ralsod ln the Uoswcll contost. Incldentally, there was left for the lawyera a rathor dellcato ques? tion. Slnco thc law became cffectlvo moro than forty wllls wore ucceptetl for probate by Clerk Savlllo, most of tho property affected havlng been sold. Tho same condltlon appllcs to other Clties ln Vlrgrlnla. The statement.was made lost nlght by members of tho bar, however, that lt was Imposstble to romedy the legal defects wlthout resort to ondloss lit? igation. Thero was a suggestion that a speclal act mlght .bo passed by the Beglsluture cov'erlhg thc cascs in ques? tion, or that tho Wills mlght ngnln bo probated ln open court. ? The exuet status, however, Is a matter of conJo>; ture. ? Suit Wns Agnlnnt Execntor. The suit upon. wblch tho Court of Appeals passed Judgment was flled tn tho Chancery Court by XV. R. Snilili agalnst H. A. McCurdy, as executor of the estate of Mrs. Sarah C. Boswell, who dled ln May, 1906. Tho wlll Itsolf was'property dratvn, thc contest belng made on tho giound thut the act of the Legislature was unconstltutlonal. Judgo Orlnnan so declded, hls oplnlon being afilrmed. Smlth alleged that Mrs. Boswell dled Intcstute, and tnat the probate proceedings wero null and vold. The oplnlon of the court, wrltten by Judgo Whlttle, dealh ut length wlth the provlslons of the Constitutlon of thc State of Virglnia, In whlch the Ju dlclal power of the State ls clearly deflncd, and the acts of the speclal ses? slon of the Legislature Immediately followlng the Constttutlonul Conven? tlon, In creat.ng cerjaln .eourts and tlxlng thelr powers and duties in uc cordance wlth the provlslons of tho Constltutlon, are fully set forth. The oplnion continues: "The assortlon ln sectlon S" that tho Judlclal powers of thc State shull be vested ln thp courts enumerated therc ln, and such other courts as are here inafter authorlzed. covers the whole ground and Imposes a distlnct llmlta tion upon the power of tho Legislature ln deallng wlth tho subject, wh.ch lt may not transcend. lt follows, thcrc fore, that unless authorlty be found lu the Constltutlon empowcrlng the Leg? islature to confer Junsdictlon upon the clerk of the Chancery Court of the city or Richmond for the probate of wills, etc., that tho provision in sectlon 2639 A is unconstltutlonal. "Section S7 authorlzes the escablieh mont of-circuit courts; seetton 31 dl vides the Stato Into twenty-four Judl* cial clrcuits, and sectlon 101 declures the General Aaaembly shall have power to confor upon tho clerk of the several clrcult courts jurlsdlctlon, to bo exer clsed ln the mannor and under the reg ulatlons to be prescrlbed by law, ln the matter of the admtsslon of wllls to probate and the appolntment and qualllications of guardians, personal representatlves, curators, appralscrs and commlttes of the estates of per? sons who have ben adjudged Insano or have commttted fclony aud ln the matter of the substltution of trustees. Suvlllc Not Wlthln Tcrma. "It ls clear that the clerk of tho .Chancery Court of tho city ot Rlch? mond is neither wlthln the terms? nor Intendment of sectlon 101. It in terms specltles 'tho clerks of tho several clr cttlt courts,' and thc Constltutlon wrought no change ln tho. courts of the clties of the Commonwealth, whlch are practlcally open at all times for the transactlon of buslness. "SeUlon 0S declares that *in any city contalnlng 30,000 inhabltants or more. the General Assembly may provide for btich addltlonal courts as thc publlc interests may require, and In every such city the city courts, as they now cxist, shall contlnuo untll othorwlse provlded by law,' "Such 'addltlonal courts' ' must be courts slmllar ln grade. dignlty and Jurlsdlctlon to exlsttng courts, and thar cannot be._predlcatod of a court clothed wlth special and llmlted Jurladlotlon conferred op tho clerks. , "Our concluslon. therefore, in thla aspect of the case is that) there is no error ln the deoree of the Chancery Court. Upon the whole case, a careful oxamlnatlon of the record fajlsto dls clcse reverslble error, and the decreo appealed from must be afilrmed. Wllls Probated by Clerk, Followlng ls a llst bf.the wllls pro bated by Clerk, Saville: Chrlstlan Friek,; Laura Miner, Betty C. Gay, Benjamfn Harris, Adrian Rld i dick, Blnora Frye, Phuip siiea, Harrfet 1 C Robtnson, Caleb .Tacobs, C. Wend llnger, B. B. Mlnor, Jane Klrbv, Frank L. Montague, George M. Kltchen, Al bert H. . Cauthorn. Willlan Tennant i George H. Duko, Rlchara Frye, Joseph Wllliam Meonl, Allen S. Owen, A Cohon, Daniel Clark, Martha Ellzabetli , Itoberto, John II. Rose, Betty J. Tlm merman, Henry Block. Sarah C. Bos? well, Zellen V. Walters'. John XV. H\s. gins, Agnes M. Jones. Adallnc Harris W. H. Parker, Junlttla A. II ggtns! Mary Loulse ? Langhorno Robert t! Brookes, Fannle Bowman, Julla \ Johnston. OUve H. Smith. Charles XV Clements, XV. B. Robins. John R. Ben nett, Josoph Stephen ZVloptgomery. Johr NEW TRIAL F0R~U^ZLE gnpromcvCouVt Grnnts Negro ISdhot Cbnngo of Venue. i? A% PJevlously announced by Prosid A^,iU,det Ke,th- the S?Preme Court oi App?ala handed down an oplnion ye-s x^nL revorP'?ethe Clrcult Courso: li?J?e5ro 0jm?r- charged wlth Incttlnt *??,??.? ^ ora0l'lne a new trlal Ir rw^l\T,he oaBes asalnat Burton a-nc Conquest from the same court, and o .fclinilar construetlon, are also reversed ??:H,}10,lja:!,1<\Case' the oplnion' li w,riite,i My.,Judeo J- A- Buchanan. Ihe full hlstory of tho trouble ls ro viewed ut length, the repeated attempt of the wh .to poopii, 0f Accomac count; to urlxe the negroes from certain sec: tions. resultlng ln a ruce rlot last Au gusit, li. whtel: Uu- povernot ot Virglnia iho adjutant-genora'i und several eom paulos of Stato mllltia went there t preserve ortjer and protect human 1IT and proporty;.The arrest of Uzcllo au, hls IndlcUmn* tov mallolous shootln T HE introduction of other sales sim | ply makes our offerings stand out more prominehtly. No other sales equal ours because no other merchandise is equal to ours. Gans-Radyy Clothing stands iii a class by itself?conspicubus for its individuality and workmanship. Men's Suita Which Sold Up to $20. Reduced to $12.75. Men's OvercoaU Which Sold Up to $20. Reduced to $12.75, Men's Suits Which Sold Up to $28. Reduced to $16.00. Men's Overcoats Which Sold Up to $25. Reduced to $16.00. Boys* Suits* Overcoats and Recfers?the choice of any in the house, at materially reduced prices. PROUD PEOPLE BENT BY HUNGER AND COLD wlth intcnt to kill, hls appcal for a chango of venuo to somo othor county, and Its rofusal'by Judge Blackstonc on the grountj that no dlfflculty had beon experlehced ln securlng a venlre in j the county. are rcclted. Thc oplnlon contlnues: I'ntltled to ChunKC of Venue. "After carcful conslderatlon gt the facts alleged In tho potllton for a changc of venue, and whlch, facts must bc taken as true. except as herclnaftcr Indlcated, tho court ls satlsfled that the aceused showed good cause for a changc of venue, and that lt ought to have been granted. "It appeors that the whlto pcoplb of the county were so greatly aroused agalnst tho aceused, and that the relfttlons between the races were of *uch charucter that lt rcqulred the promptest and moet vlgorous action of the exccutlve oftlcerg of the State. from the Gov? ernor down, Including the mllltary and the posse furnlshcd the sherlff by the court to protect tne aceused and other members of hls race from mob vlolcnce: that this state of feellng continued down to and through the trlal of the aceused, ! nrld that after the convlctlon of the aceused ho had to be confined In the Jall of another county, pendlng hls efforts to have the judgment of the trlal court reversed. Under these clrcumstances, it Is not only hlghly probable, but almost certain that the accured dld not have that fair, dltspassionato and impartlal trlal to which every aceused person Is crtltled to under the law. "The judgment of the Clrcult Court will be reversed, the verdlct of the Jury set aslde, and the cause remnnded for a new trlal, wlth di rectlons to the Clrcult Court to order the venue to bo changed to the Corporation Court of tho clty of Norfolk, wlthout carrylng the aceused back to Accomac county." CAR SERVICE RULE VOID Southern ftnllwny vV'tim cii Appnnl From thc Stat j Cirporatlon Couinilnnlon. In an oplnlon wrltten by Judge R. H. Cardwell, tho Virglnia Supreme Court yesterday reversed the State Corporation Commisslon, and doclared unconstltutlonal Rule 1 of thc State Car Servlce Rules. as to Its appllcatlon to frelght deftined to polnts beyond the borders ot Virglnia. The case grows out of an appeal of the South? ern Rallway Company, whlch was notl fled by a largo lumber-dealer at Rapl dan statlon to provlde certain cars for loadlng. The shlpment was for polnts beyond the State. Cutshall, the dealer. complalned to the Corporation Com? misslon of the fallure or refusal of the rallroad company to furnlsh the cars, the commlssion. after a hearlng in the caso, flnlng tho rallroad company $50, from whlch declslon the appeal was taken. The rallroad elalmed that this portlon of Rule 1 was ln confllct wlth the rullngs of tho Interstate Commerc-i Commisslon. . Judges Buchanan and Harrison concur in the op|nlon, whlle Judge Whlttle dlssents from certain obIection?! named. havlng grounds for other reasons than are enumerated, but concurrlns in the result of the flnding of the court . Contrury to Perternl I.inv. After revlewlng tho hlstory of the case at length, and reclting Rule 1 of tho commisslon in the ? present' form, tho oplnlon concludes: "We are of the oplnlon for the renson stated that Rule 1 of the serles of car servlce and domurrago. rulos establlshed by the Corpora? tion Commisslon for tho govern? ment of traniportation comnanles and shippors doing buslness In this State, here ln question. as applled to this case, ls Invalld and" vold because ln eonfllet wlth tho com merco clause of the Constltutlon of th? United States. Therefore, tho Judgment of the comml?s|on wlll bo reversed and annulled/' Slnce tha appeal of the Southern Rallway the Corporation Commls.*ion has ?>esn consldorlng amendments to the rule ln question. and has'takan evldopce'along'this Une. JUDGE KE1TH* DECUNES t Wlll Not Acccpt Pre?lrteney of Com inoinvca.lt h Club. Wlth espresfions of -tho deepost ap preolatlofi for the compllment paid h'm, Judge James Koith president nf the S'upremo Court of Appeals. notifted the Commonwealth Club yoi-terday that he would be forcocl-to deelliio the noml? natlon of president. He dld so, he isald, after n ? conferonce wlth hls "? frlends and out \of nbtirulant oaut'.on, * althougn he had atated at first that 0 he would uccept. * A meotlng of tha club -vvlll bo held ?' to-morrow afternoon at 5 o'clock to a elect ouother proyldcut. Apply to Relief Station's for Food and Clothing; Which Cannot Be Supplied. CONDITIONS ARE .ALARMING The Associated Charities Needa Money for Those Out of Employmcnt. Wlth flfty familleB applying for aid. the Assoolated Charltlen sent out a call yesterday for more ftwd*. the enforceM Idleneas of many worklrtg people and tbe snow comblnlng to make the local sltuation somowhat alarmlng. How to care for them ls the problem whlch thc organlzatlon ia now facing. ulnco Its own exchccqucr ia practieally e.\ httUBtcrl. Dr. Buchanan, general secretary' of the assoclation, says that it is an en? tirely new condltlon wlth whlch ha has to contend. Worthy and ?elf-re spe.ctirtg famlllea. who have never be fore boen reduced tb want. and who have never asked for asslstance. fia,vo reached that point where prlde qyajw before the thought of s'tarvatlon. Thoy are met with the posslblllty of bcjng forced out of thelr homes becauce- they enn no longer pay thelr rent; tjicy have nothlng to eat; they can buy no wood or coal wlth which to bujld thelr tircs. The wolf ls at tho door. and they are without a wcapon of defensc Ballaril Hou.c U Crondpd. In the Ballard House are now quor tered flve famlliee. and others are ap? plying there for shelter. Dr. Buchanan is preparlng to mect the emergenc-y wlth clmracterlatle vlgor. It may be come necessary to accomtnodate .flfty famlllea ln the Ballard House and to sct up a common table. Others will be cared for In thelr homes?If the nec essary funds be forthcomlng?and thelr dlstreas will be tlded over untll the comlng- of brlghter daya and more pros perous tlmes. How acuto the sltuation is becoming may bo explalned by the fact that several large manttfacturlng centrea are reduclng thelr forces, thus throwing hundreds of men and women out of omploymejit. Those people can procurc work nowhere else. for condl tlon? in one big employment centre aro pretty near typical of all- Dr. Buchanan'says the sltuation can hardly be exaggerated. He haa dlfflculty in aceommodatlng a few of thernany who have come to him w(th hungry rppuths and shlverlng bodtes, and what' he shall do with the h'ost ia a quastloni wlijch is yet unsolved., At a epocla] meetlng of the Asso? ciated Charities Tuesday nlght it was declded that the tinance committoet should immediately . begln to . procure all the funds possible. Every case ia carefully invest.gated, and to those who are worthy some asslstance. ls Imme? diately forthcomlng. But the present amount ln the exchequer of the asso? clation does not . begln to cover the daily' needs, for there are many fam llles whose bread-wlnners are abso? lutely unable to get work. These peo? ple need .homes, clothes, groceries?In fact, all the necessltles of life. Rents come due, but they aro unable to pay them, and without help they must leave. Food must be bought, but they have expended all thoy have, and, there Is no money left. They can dependfor the tlme only upon organlzed charlty, and organlzed charlty has more- than lt can do under its present flnariclnl conditions. Wllllng Wnrkcrs Flnd Nouc. A case typical of the general run l? that of a Church HIU man, who haw s, famlly of fivo to care for. -He has beon out of work foc slx weeks; h|s famlly has nothlng to eat; 'lie owes '? toy 'bir furniture. He ia wllllng enough to work; he has always wbfked h?reto fore. but there ls nothlng for him tc do. Others who. mwbe co'unied by the dozens are ln the sairce crUel pre dicament. ;ln' atjort, Dv. Buchanan says it ii the wbrst condJtjon whlgb. tbo Aspoi ciated Charltjee- haa yet lv*4 to faoe; ilt'la rhost itrylng, and be is-.aumraonlhu all hja reserve ?, fbrcej to : rr>e^t'"Ui? emergency. ? The .preaep't'. atate of the weather ls aggra.va,ting condltjons, and the' poor are traveling about'the clty; from one mjeaion oentre to anotlier, seeklng fpod and olothes. . From' tha i Rev. A. B. Sharp sebretajry bf . th? j Methodlst Instltuto, at- - Nlneteetith i Street; oomes a plalntlve appeal for ? clothes,' partlcularly shoes, He' wns ! forced yesterday. to turn aw-ay dozpns I who came to him asking for shooa, JHe hnd none to glve. The instltutlon ! was fllloi) to'cvevflpwlng last nlsht. ?und tne ?<*ed ld daily-beiivmlng nibr* Ipreaslng. He asks for clothlpff '^na shoe's, and.lo wllllng to send anywheyti itfiat they may-. be 'procured. : t