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OWLE FKE PardonsCYoung WhitcMan Whc Killcd Ncgro Woman in New port Ncws. Ar.tlng upon an urgent potitlon signed *y tho court pfnclalB and Jurors who found Wllllam O'Boyle, of Newport Nowb, gullty of murder n,bout sevnn years ago, Governor Swanson has par loncd the priBoner and llborated hlm Trom tne penitentiary, where nc was irrving a llfe sentenco. The cbbo of O'Boyle waa a moRt In lerestlng one, and tho trlal waa hlghly scnsatlonal. Tho man, who had been In tho artlllcry Bcrvlee. was rcprosent. Ing a brewery In Newport Nowb, and while on a protracted sprco and prac tlcslly crazed from tho effects of drlnk, kllled a colored woman. He was trlcd, convlcted of murder in tho flrat degree, ?nd Bentencod to hang. An uppeal was inado to Governor Montague for morcy on the ground that thc man was drunk and not cognlzant of hls actlons when he commltted-the crlme. The Governor commutcd the sentencc ,to llfe imprls onment, and O'Boylo's frlends latot atartcd a movoment for an absolutc pardon. Captaln Frank W. Cunnlng bam and other promlncnt Rlchmond people took an intorost In tho case ?nd flnally Governor Swanson ylcldci' to a pc.ltlon, whlch was signed by th< trlal Judge, tho Commonwealth's at torney, other court offlelnla and mom terfl of tho Jury who sat on the ca3e. Captaln Cunnlngham carrlcd thi papers porsonally to tho prlson, an. after O'Boyle was roleaaod he was fltte. out in new clothea and sent to hl. frlends and rolatlves in Philadelphla who stood loyally by hlm in hls trou blos. To Inspect Pnrnt. Governor Swanson, Superlntendent E F. Morgan, of tho po-iltcntlary, an. membera of the board of dlrectors o that Instltutlon will leavo for tho Stat farm for a tour of Inspection thi morning. .They will spend tho da going over tho place, nnd will retur hcrc thl? afternoon. The Governor I anxlous to kcep l.i closo pcrsonal touc with the management of tho varlou publlc InBtitutlois of tho State, an will vlslt others from tlme to tlme dut ing tho year. Hear Rate t'nuc To-Dny. The flrst publlc hearlng held by tr Btate Corporation Commlsslon slnc Judge Wllllam F. Rhea became a men ber of that body will tako place U day. and the case is one that comes u from Judge Rhea's own 8ectlon. lt wi bc In tho nature of an appllcatlon c thc part of the Vlrglnla and Southwea crn Railway for pennlBslon to Increai its passenger fares to 4 ccnta per mll the commlsslon having recently made reductlon to 2 ccnta per mlle. The Town Councll of Gate C't whlch is tho county seat of Scott, ht filed a protest with the commlsslc ngainst the proposed restoratlon i the hlgher rate. and thoro will prol ably be other objections to-dny. Tl hcaring will last for several days ui less some compromlse order is agre< upon wlthout golng Into the matt. at length. Ilrlrf Capltol Notr*. Colonel Charles A Dempsey. Unit. States Army. who Is attached to tl Mllitary Department of Vlrglnla, h returned from a tour of Inspection tho varlous companfes.of the Sta: and was in hls offlce at the Llbra yesterday. Colonel Dempsey Is n favorably lmpressed with the conc tlon of some of tho companies. He of oplnlon that tho trouble arls mainly out of a lack of interest the part of somo of the ofllcors a men. Hon. Joeeph D. Eggleston, Jr? S perintendent of Publlc Instruction, h gone to Memphls, Tenn., where he w attend a conferencc of Southern schc offlclals. Thc Supremc Court has grnntcd appeal In thc case of the Board Trade Bulldlng Corporation ys. Cral from the Law and Chancery Court the clty of Norfolk. Gambllng Verdlct Stands. Havlns- refused to sat aslde the ju vordlct ln the c?n of Alexander Helrho ? nct Romer. convlcted In tho Hustlngs c? for runnlnj a Kambllnu housc. Judge V hai glven the lawyer* for the defense u Atrll 29th to flle thelr blll of exceptlom thc Supreme Court. Heirholzer and Ro each Rot a. sentenco of ten days ln Jail v a fln? of <250. _ Whlte Crap Flayers FIned. W. Newraan and nlne others, chnrged i b?ing dlsorderly ln thc barber shop at 801 EasfBroad Stroet. Newman's place. * Pned heavlly In the Police Court yester nirrnln* for playlng crap. Newman l >ro and the others $10 each. They * all caught red-handed by Pollcemon Goh ar.d Talley. S.S.S. PURELY VEGETABLI |'r A great tnany blood medicine9 contain Mercury, Potash, Arsenic < 'jBome other strong mineral. These ingredients act unpleasantly and ofte dangerously on the system by affecting the stomach and upsetting the dige tion, and sometimes do great damage by eating out the delicate lining an tissues of the body. No such results ever come from the use of S. S. i .This great medicine enjoys the distinction of being the only guarantes purely vegetable blood reniedy on the market. It is made entirely from tl extracts and juices of healing, cleansing roots, herbs and barks of the fores end fields gathered under our own supervision. In the treatment of Rhe; Imatism, Catarrh, Sores and Ulcers, Scrofula, Skin diseases, Blood Poisoi and all blood diseases and disorders S. S. S. is a safe and efficient remed; ilt removes from the blood all impurities, humors or poisons, and safely i *vell as surely cures all ills and ailments due to a bad condition of the bloo For more than forty years S. S. S. has been recognized as the best Bloc Purifier and the Greatest of all Tonics. We have books on the differej plood and skin diseases which we will be glad to send free to all vito desi viem, and will also f urnish any medical advice wanted without charge. y THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.,^ATLAKTA,.Gi Thisislo eason L il5 cents each, 2 for 25 cents,- clubtt, peabodv & CoyPANY.TToy.N. A Bull's Eye Is what some clothes tum a man into. Painful, struck-by Hghtping effects, you know. Our patterns are chosen with regard for both good taste and good form?$10 to $30. To your old hat?scat! The new and proper spring shapes and shades are ready ?$2 to $5._ Jacobs & Levy LEFT PROPEBTY TO CHARiTY HEHE John Murphy Gives $1,000 to Lit tle Sisters of the Poor and $1,000 to St. Joocph's. Ofllcers of the Virginia Truat Com? pany quallfied ln the Chancery Court yeaterday as executors of the eatate ol .lohn Murphy. a former resident of thl? clty, wno died In Scotatown, Ireland, or March 31st. Tho eatate, valusd at J12.000, waa bequeathed to worthv Cathollc charltable Instltutlons, th< aum of M.000 golng to the Llttle SIs tera of Ihe Poor, of thls clty, and a llk, amount to -St. Joseph's Orphan Asylun and Academy, alao of Richmond. Undei the f-r-na of the wlll these eatabllah nvnta are t0 use the Intereat, the prln clpal b?ing held in frust aa a benefl cicrv fund. One-half of the reaidue o the eatate Is left to the Aasoclated Pro fessora of St. Mary'a. Seminary Baltt more. and the other half to St. Charle College, Howard county, Md. Tho wlll was wrltten by Mr. Murph: ln Richmond on .lune 19. 1900. Mr. Pres ton Coike and Mr. M. .1- Taylor beln, witnesse-.. At that tlme Mr. Murph; was here on a vlalt. Hls papers wer in a safcty depoait box In the Vlrglnl Truat Company's officea. and not untu ietter waa recelved in thla clty was i known that he had left hls property t charlty. delaysTaloon hearing d j .,?dKe ^m^lold^r^^ Appllcatlo, From the bench in the HusUnsa Court y?. Uiday Judge Wltt announced that the pu II. hearlns on the questlon of grantlng foi aJoSWoon Ilcen.e.. to brlng the ma: H.,om number up to 160, would no bc he o-day. the ca.es bolng postponed untll t Maj term. Somebody got the Impiosslc tl.at becauae of thls ruling all the salooi couid remaln open untll the matter 1.i flna ly adjustcd. If any Jealer bellvea he ? ieli after May lst wlthout a llcense he w slt.iply lanu in Jall. One hundred and forty-slx llcenses ha alieadv boen sranted. About seventy appl cationi were rejected. meanlng that lli nvmber wlll go out of buslness at the ei of the month. Pendtng a dec'.slon by tl court the fotir dealers. who are temporari held up wlll probably be permltted to co: tinue ln buslness. One Pernilt IsMied Bullding Inspcctor Beck Ifsncd a perrr vrjderduy to J. T. Nuckols to repalr the sto at No. 105 North Fourteenth Street at cc'sl* of *4!>n._ l.ondon's Tleed ?' Trust. Samuel 3. Ixindon and hls wlfo flled a de o' truit ln the Chancery Court yesterday Hcnry Si Hutiler, trustee, on the pr.cmy No. 1534 East Main Street, to secure Ioa aKKregatlng ?14.000. Easter Monday Marriage I.lcensea. Easter Monday marrlage licenses were sued yeaterday as follows: 'Kohert H. AV lb-ma and Miss Sally Manoley; Marshall Burton and Miss Grace. E. Couslns: Rlch? S Morris and Miss Sarah E. Marks. To Ylslt Lynchburg. Beni Mora Templc, Dramatlc Or< KniRhts of of Khorassan. wlll leave the o o i Frldnv mornlng for t-ynchburg. where wlll Inltlate a large class of candldatea: 1 nc mbera wlll return to Richmond on Sati doy mornlng. L Signs Ordinance Reducing Water Rates?Money for Charities Convention, Vetoliig none, Mayor McCarthy re turned to Clerlt of Councll Ben T. Au gUBt yesterday a number of ordlnancos, properly approved, whlch now become a part of tho clty lawn. The crude syfltem of law-maklng waa rother forc Ibly emphaslr.ed when It was neees aary for the two branches of the Coun? cll to pasfl ordlnancea glvlig to prop erty-owners the right to erect Btreet slgna, bulld platforms and the like, all of whlch ordlnancea had then to be approved by the Mayor to be valld. Some of the New I.nwn, Among the mcasurea signed were th< followlng: Authorlzlngi a number of Btreet lm provemonta ln thc annexed terrltory, Ordinance regulatlng th? water rate makrig 67 cents por month the mlnl mum when ono house Is occupled bj two famllicfl, and when the stlpulatet supply Is not exceeded. Resolutlon permlttlng the Vlrglnlt Mechanlcs' Instltutc the free use o 150,000 cublc feet of gas. Abollshlng the Councll Committee o Police, Electtons and SchoolB, and trans ferrlng tho dutles. increaalng the aalary of the aaalat ant superlntendcnt at the Clty Hom to $1,200 per annum. Contract with H. B. Frlschkorn fo Water Department supplies aggregat ing 18,891.31. Two contracts with the Washlngto Asphalt Brick and Tlle Company fo atreet pavementa. Approprlatlng $1,600 for entertain GRAND COUNCIL OFROYAL ARCANUM WILL OPEN ?^?ATIATr ANNUAL SESSION IN RICHMOND THIS MORNING H. G. AVEBY. Promlnent members of the Royal Ar canum from all sections of the State poured into the clty yesterday to at tend the 26th annual sesslon of the Grand Councll. which will be held at Murphy'a Hotel to-day and to-morrow. The vlslting members were the guests of Henrlco Councll at a smoker In Nelaen's Hall. ln Fulton. last nlght, and the affalr, though Informal, was greatly enjoyed. Perhaps the moat in teresting feature of the evening was the prescntation to Dr. J. F. Crane, who has been the repreaentatlve of Henrlco Councll in the Grand Lodge for twenty-three years. of the flrst banner ever owned by the councll. For a number of yeara the banner had been DR. CHAPMAN HERE a \\lll Confer With Rlchmond Minlsters Thb Mornlng. The Rev Dr. J. VVIlbur Chapman. th? j noted evangellst. who begliii' ??-"??rrg^ ,| ed two weeks' meeting in Norfolk, will be ir to BMhmond this mornlng .and.?!?.???? e? with a committee appointed from tne Min h? isterlal Associatlon in.regard to a *erle? o LVrvlces to be held here ln tha early fall. The movement to bring Dr. Chapman an. hli' corps of workers to Rlchmond; bas?beei la. on foot for some tlme. and the M nlsterla f; Apioclatlon of Rlchmond appointed a corn mlttee. consLsting of the Rev. R. W. Crldllr "the Baptist Church; the Rev. Russel Ccell? D. D., of the Pre.byterian Church th^ Rev M. S. Colonna. ot the Methodls Church. the Rev. Thomas Semmea, of th KtlECopal Church: thc Rev. J. J. Scherei ot the l.utheran Church. and the Rev. A. j Maclachland. of the ChrlsUan Church. tocon sider plans. The meetlngs will probably b hild ln th<- Clty Audltorium, and all denom Inktlona will take part. Dr. Chapman w! cur.fcr with this committee this mornlni and will arrangc the dates if the way b clcar. _ CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY Odd-Fellows to Have Interwtlng- Exerclsi On Sunday. Odd-Fellnws of Rlchmond and Manchest. will celebrate the annlversary of thelr ord. with approprlate cerempny on Sunday aftei noon'ln the Bljou Theatre. Judge John Nrlan, of Tenncssce. deputy grand slre of tl oirier, will make tho prlnclpal address. Ai cthe'r" address will bo dellvered by Gove ii'.:- Claude A. Swanson, a memher of Auro Lodge Lieutenant-Guvcrnor .1. Taylor Ell: -tn u nifiiiher of Rlchmond I.odge, will pr Ide during tho exeroUes. The music will led bv the Grand Secretary of Vlrglnla, M Wiley Davis. Solos will he ren.lered 1 .?, Tiicker aml Mrs. i'attee. of the Fir Haptlst Church cholr. There will he ciiarge for admisslon, but tlckets entitlli the holdler to the prlvllege of preferr seats will he dlstrlbuted by members of t varloua lodges. Rebecca Lodge of Udy Odd-Fellows w attend ln a body, and It is cxpecled th there will be many ladles in the audlen. Ofticers of the grand lodge will occupy sr c.al seats on the platform. NEW~SMALLPOX CASE Thomas Aualln Found With Dlaease a Sient to Hospital.. Fcund with an aggruvated case of^sma pcx, prevlously dlagnosod as chlckenp Tliomos Au.stln, of No, 1047 Moore Stre v. ar h'urrledly romoverl yesterday monv ii the hospiial under dlrcctlons of Cb lt'ealth Officer l.evy. Many of the rcslde ln the nelghborhood were vacclnated, t the promlHce from whlch the patlent \ tuUen were thoroughly lumigated. The hospital was closed on March 21 when the last vlctlm of the dlsease was c misted. Thc Health Departmont has l.cen able thua far to traco the Auatln c to Its origln. NE\A,~r^?sirH0USE Oue tn Bo Krorted at Knmnuel Church, Henrlco County. After eleetlng tho vestry for the com year tho congtegatlon of Envinuel Epls pal Church, ln Henrlco county, aasoml lu business sesslon yesterday afternoon duocled the new vestry to secure plans a new pnrlsh housc. und to puah forwnrd erecllon of tlic bulldlng at once. Tho lu w'lt staii.l on a lot adjolnlmr the churuli will coct uliuut $7,000.. MEJER FIGHT GOES" OVER Watrr Conunlltee FaIN to liet Quor Mvmhcra Ilehig Out ot Towu. Falllng to round up a quorum of Ccuncll Water Committee.- Chairman M U*: ubi^t. aiuxt the f?W iftliaful oucs U Ing Nntlonal Conferavice of Chftrltlefl Biid Corroctlons. AnthorUlng the Clty Attornay to pro reod wlth condemnatlon proceedlnga for tho opening of Randolph Street to Maln, tho coat not to-exooed $4.<U0. Approprlatlng $3,000 for atreet algna. Approprlatlng $2,000 for the purchaao of a fire pflcape for the Hlgh School bulldlng. _. ;j.; . Authorisirng the Clty Attortn*y to dlsmlaa condemnatlon proceedlnga for park slte ln Weat End, near Roaonoath Road. LESTER STREET C0MM1SS10N dmlKfl Wllt Ifntnen Memhera to Estl mate Vahic of Property JSceded. Actlng In accordance wlth a rosoiu tlon' ndopted b>' the Clty Councll. Judge Wltt yoaterday appolnted a eom mlaslon to cBtlnmte tho yalue of prn perty ln Lester Street whlch must be aequired by the clty In an effort to ralse tho Fulton thoroughfare out of the water. The commlaslon wlll bu composed of H. L Cabell, E. A. Catlln. Joaeph Fahorty, Jamcs II. Crenahaw nnd H. S. Wallerateln. The members | wili mect on May 2d to begln work. DECLINES CALL ner. H. II. Melton Wlll Contlnne Hla Stioceaaful Work Here. Rufnora whlch havo been ln clrcula tlon for a day or two concernlng th* posalble realgnatlon of the Rev. B. H. Melton, paator of Marahall Street Chrlatlan Church, wero effectually set at reat by Mr. Melton hlmaelf yeater dav, when he authorlsed The Tlmea Dlapatch to inake a positivo denlal that he had any lntentlon of leavlng Rich? mond at thla tlme. Mr. Melton was horiored wlth a call to one of the largeat Chrlatlan churches In Tennes aee about three weerta ogo, but owlng to the succeaa of hla work here, and the poaslblllfles of growth In hls pre aent congregatlon, he concluded to de cllne the offer. By unanlmous actlon taken at a congregatlonal meetlng on Sunday afternoon It waa dcclded to ercct a new house of worahlp on a deairable alte. A campalgn wlll be made for funds for the new church as soon aa a small debt now reatlng on the present property nas been llquldated. JAMES JIECIIKDY. loat. It was found a few daya agf whlle moving some of the parapher nalla frpm one room to another. Thi presentatlon was made by Grand Orato AV. T. Dabney. Dr. Crane respondei wlth hls uauai grace and cloquence. Thls waa also tbe appolnted tlnv for the regular meetlng of the council and six candidatea were Inltlated. Dur Ing the meetlng Mr. AV. Floyd Retm announced hls candidacy for the offlc of grand sentry. An excellent muslca program was rendered by members o Henrlco Council. Speakers from the Grand Councl were as follows: Mr. H. G. Avery grand regent; Mr. W. T. Dabney. gram orator; Mr. J. B. Blanks, grand secre tarv; Hon. J. Taylor Ellyson, chalrma: and ordered all to appear next Monda nitht. when the questlon of stnndlng; by o r-vrtlng Its former meter contract wlll 6 flr-nllv dcclded. The corridors at the Clt Mall 'were crowded wlth ropresentatlvea e tnc manufacturers. all of whom were anxl ou* to glve demonstiattons of the KeyBtor and l.ambert machinea. Chalrman Mann found that flve membei of the. commlttee. were out of town. be\ eral of them had Jolned Mrs. Gill a honej moon band on a trtp to AVashlngton. TRIP TO WILLIAMSBURG Party Attends Service and Vlalts Jameatow Island. Under .the. leadershlp of the Peterk duild of St. James Church a large and ei thuslastlc party went on an excurslon Vvllliamsburg yesterday. spe.nding the day the hlstoric old town. Fully 300 people toi nd\antage of the opportunity to make tl tnp, and the occaslon was greatly enjoy. bv all. The Rev. Mr. Goodwln. rector Bruton Paris, held a brief service In t old church for the vlsltors ln the mornln Afler that the tlme was spent ln seelnR t obiects of Intercst, many drivlng over .laniestown Island in the afternoon. Othe wltr.esaed a game of baseball between \V 11am and' Mary College and Randolph-M con College. SURPRISE, BUT 3VOT RUXAAVAY. Mlan Evn Iloole, of Pnrtamouth, Ma ried lo Mr. Gay In Raleigh. rsnecial to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.I RALEIGH, N. C, Aprll 20.?Miss F. J. Boole, of Portsmoutli, Ara., and A .lames AA:alter Gay, of Jacksonvil were marrled here thls afternoon t tween tbe arriyal of Seaboard sout 'bound 41. at 1:15. and soutlibound at ?:lo, by the Rev. J. B. Jones, past r. at tbe parsonuge of Central Method iy i Church. st The groom , denicd that there v, w any "runaway," stating that he and 1 >* bride just wanted to accord th ^ frlends a pleasant aurprise. They wi met here by M. R. Saunders and 1 ward Gay, buslness mon of thls cl who made all the arrangements for ' ceremony so that tho couple wlthln hour had been marriod, and were rer to take tho next Seaboard - Air L train for Jackaonville. Tho bride I: daughter of AA\ B. Boole, of Por mouth. Mr. Freeiuan to Lecture. Mr. Douglns Southall Frecman \ lecturo In the public hall of Rlchmc College thls evening. Hls subjeet x bo "The Unknown of AMrglnta Htst ,?, ?A Plea for tho Study of Econoi ?ts Hlstory." mi l Mr. Frcemnn is a fnllow in Jo ?iib Ilopklns Unlvorslty, Ho Is a nai of Richmond and a graduato of Iti th, mond College. Ing l,ay Corner-Stonc of New Church The cornor-stone of tho Norths Baptlst Church, Hlghland Park, wlll luld at 5:15 o'clock on Saturday at noon. Tho coremonles wlll be c ducted by Northsldo Lodge, No. 292, cient. Freo and Accoptod Masons, whlch Mr. Jullen Gunn Is worshii mastor. The lodge Is cailed to mee 4 o'clock In the afternoon. Tho ternity nt largo are Invitcd cp jotn '\ Northsldo Lodge on tlils occaslon. PATEXT IIV ItU IIM(IM) WOMAX TO PltF.VE.VI' I'llAFI.N't; IIK I Siiculnl tn Tht! Tluu'H-DlsniUch. I NEW YORrv. Aprll 20.?-Aocordlni the last cfflchil roport of tho C missloner of Patonts, Kutlierino Intire, ot Klchniond, Ara., has 1 granted a pntent, numbor 881,520, an attaohmont for sllppers and sr for whlch she filed an appllca January _7th last. It COnJlsU c i'd** xfi <p & &? (0? t& V* *y*>, *r\** \& b? *L<+Z*+ -$& 0* & ?yp >w e? d? W *> ?^fei*J ,*<*' 5* v^ S* ^ X * \*c vtf of the flnance commlttee; Mr. T. F. O'Connor, chalrman of tho executlvo commlttee: Hon. A. T. Llncoln. supreme representatlve; Mr. C H. Lumsden, past grand regent; Dr. W. H. Ewald. past grand regent; Hon. MInltree Folkes. grand wardon, and Dr. A. G. Browr., State medlcal examlner. Captaln C. A. Crawford. Mr. AV. Floyd Relms and Dr. J. F. Crane. of Henrlco Council, also spoke. ( otnmlttefi Meel. Prellmlnary committeo meetlngs were held at Murphy's durlng the afternoon, and a good daal of work In mapping out plans for the seaslona of the maln body was done. The membera wlll be the guesta of Manager McK.ee at the BIJou to-nlght. The paat.year has been a most pros eroua one wlth the order, aid the | Grand Council wili report a net in- : creaae of 200 members slnce January | lat. The electlon of offlcers wlll be i one of the most interesttng featuresI of the meetlng^ and especlally wlll thla be true concerning the selectlon of representativea to the Supreme Council. Mr. Jaa. McCredy. of Roanoke, wlll be advaiced to grand regent. and there wlll be a pretty fight for the sentry's place. where the Une offlccs begln. There wlll be two representatlves cho sen to the Supreme Council. Among i those who asplre to these dtstlngulshed 1 honor., are Hon. A. T. Llncoln. Mr. H. G. Avery. Dr. W. H. Ewald. Mr V\ . M. Btckera. Mr. R. AV. Arnold and Mr. C. H. Lumaden. Theae are the names that have been mentloned thus far. Mr W AVithers Mlller. of Richmond, i Is cliairman of the commlttee on the t state of the order, which is one of the most important and responslble 1 poaitions In the entlre organizatlon. , The installlng offlcer. who wlll act i at the meetlrig whlch assembles to day. Is Mr. J. E: Swayno, of AAashlng ton, D. C. The order now has a metn v sprlng clutch whlch claspa tho heel ot r'the wearer and prevents chaflng ot ?|frlction by the heel of the shoe rub bing up and down wbllo walklng. BANQUETS TO OFFICERS Henrtv AVrlcome from Mnyor and Governor? Snllora Have Bl? Tlme. LOS ANGELES, CAL.,. Aprll 20.?A long day of merry-maklng by the aallors of the Amerlcan battleshir (leet was brought to a closc to-night wlth two blg banquets, one to tho petty officers at the largest cafo In tho cltj and the other to the admlrals an< commanding ofllcers of the fiect an< members of thclr staffs. Tho lattoi function was provided at the Hoto Alexandrla, the offlclal fleet hcadquar ters! and was made the occaslon o formal welcome to Los Angeles. botl Mayor A. C. Harper and Governor Glll ett being Included among the spcak ers. Rear Admlral Charlcs M. Thomas ln command of the fleet, rosponded t. tho addresses of welcome. A vacan chair marked the place origlnally as slgncd to Rear Admlral Evans. One-fourth of the men included i: the entire enlisted force of the flee >_ came ashore to take part in tho fes Ir. tivities planned ln thelr honor. Ther l0- were 3.600 sallors and marlncs ln th <fylrt%0r?f: April 1/190*' 116 5* SI ftFTH & IfNCUC AYCNUtS ItU'SOHt SJ3M??I.CH fo the Patrons of our Riohnond OffioS, Genii.l-jraen: ' ' ' ? > We wlsh'to notify the patrons of our- Riohmond offloe'that * MriE. i< Clov/es ls no longer connepVd with this Company ftn?"|ft5 *)*?_,?? m&V Assistant Manager and Cashier.Mr. Ljj W. Ryland, *^f J*^^Y re-?iuooeed hlm Mr. Ryland has been oonneoted witn the offioe for the past nfciW?are and ls thoroughly aonversant with the business and in a poait-J $> iaV* our.ouflyomers. just as thouga.no. ohange .had been_raa4e?. We"desi ee~ t <f take'*hl* opportunity'of"jhankin^ you J:j?~you?vAluedi ordera plaoed with our Rlohmond offloe and aollott a. continuanoe.of--aaroe.-in behalf Jf ?ur Mr. Ryland. With best'wishes, we are, Yours vei-y tculy, The Qolustoia W^U8J.$$''& Co. ItEV. DR. F. T. McFADBN. hership of about 2.000 ln Richmond and 7,000 in the State. and the most in teresting meetlng ln Its hlstory Is an tlcipated. Maln Commlttces. Followlng are the Important stand tng committees. whose torms wlll ex pire wlth the appolntment of thelr auc ccssors at the present meetlng: On Credentials?C. M. Meglnley, AA. Flovd Reams. J. AV. Bonea. On Distribution of Reporta?C. A_ Crawford, R. L. Bowman. .1. R. Mans ' Oti Returns?A. D. Jackaon, H. B. Mc Cormac, H. Bartlett. Jr. On Appeala?I. M. Scymour, J. AV. Gayhart, AV. M. Cnlvert. I liberty partles. Once on the beach i they found free trains and troliey cars awalting them, and arriving ln the clty they found all manner of con venicnces at thelr dlsposal. Most of the satlors made at once for Chutes Park, whore a boxlng carnlval. man aged and refereed by J. J. Jcftrles, wao tho flrst attractlon of tho dav. Tho llghtwelght champlonship of the fleet was declded under navy rogulations, Lutlnski. of the New Jcrscy, winnlng from Myors, of the Olilo, In elght rcunds. Tho bflrbecuo and AA'Ild AVest show followed the boxlng tournament, and to-nlght the sailor bcys had full possession of tho streets. 9-' Ilomc nnd Storc ntirncd. rs'neclal to Tho Timea-Olapat'chV] nOANOKE. VA., Aprll 20.?A two storj frame bulldlng occupicd as a rcsidencc and grocery storc. owned by .T. I-I. Jes ste, wlth contents, was almost totallj destroyed bv flre early thls mornlng The flro started In tho storo room am the famlly narrowly escaped wltl thelr llvcs. Tho bulldlng was tnsured. but then was no Insurance on tho stock. Thi orlgln ot the flro Is unknown. Dr. John F. AVInn has returned fron the Arirginia. Hot Sprlngs. whero hc wa called professlonally on Frldny last. AV. FLOYD REAMS. Mlleage and Per Dlem?R. S. Dawsorv AV. F. Coatea. J. AV. Powell, G. B. GIU J. B. Grove.' Medlcal Examiners' Report?W. D. Fowlkes. II. S. Noel, A. Fletcher, Jr. On State of the Order?W. Withers Mlller, Rev. A. G. Llnk. Frank Bain, AV. T. Parham, F. L. Butler. Asslstant to the Grand Secretary? E. L C. Scott, Henry Cloy Council, Ash? land. Committce on Law^"?-W. H. Hurkamp, AV. B. Garlick, G. Frank Garber. Commlttee on Finance?J. Taylor El lyson, E. L. C. Scott, H. A. AUen, Jr. Furniture That Demands Attention Never here before was there a largcr, more complote or bettor va rlety of Furniture. Wo have faltlj fully consldered all needs. and offcr a line that commands tho attention of thoso who appreclato real, genuine goodness and "small proflt" prlces. It conslsts of cverything roquislte fpr tho " PAKLOR, LIBR.ARY, BED-ROOM, DINING-ROOM, KITCHEN, 1 Our stock rcpresents tho best makera in this country and is unsurpassed in workmanshlp and fine finish. Hopkins Furniture Co., 7 and 9 We?t Broad Street CASH OR CREDIT.