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Mall Orders Fllled nl Advorllcoil Prices.
!S^ Well worked, exclusivc patterns on the finest Swiss cloth that enters thc house. Broken lots of various patterns that go on sale this morn? ing at half price and less. Not much of any one kind?but the greatest bargains of the season in strictly high-grade Embroideries. 20-inch Flounc-\ 15-inch Flounc- \6-inch Edgings, ings, were $2.50\ ings, were $1.25 ; were 35c yard, yard, now j yard, now now $l-nd$1.2B\ 50c 19c WOMAN AND GUN PUT BURGLAR TO FLIGHT ( Mrs. Wooters Could NVit Re lease Safety Catch and Xegro Made Escape. BROKE INTO GROCERY STOREi Wife of Proprtetor Coolly Went to Work to Protect Hei; Property. Exhiblting unusiial coolncss for a troman, Mrs. S. XV. Wooters, of N'o. 112n North Twenty-seventh Street. drew a bead on a negro burglar early yester? day morning. and would undoubtedly have hrought hlm down but for tho fart that she was unable to relr/se the ?afety cntch on .the gun slie was using. It ivi< in tho Fin.ill hours of tlie day, hetwe?n llght and dark. when Mrs. Wooters heard some one prowllng about her prernlses. Sho thought nt first tliat it was a colt ranglng looso ahout tho grounds. but when tliere came unmistakahle soumls of h/usc hreaking she knew tliat It was tlme to be up and doing. Her husband was absent at the timo, but nothing dauntcd. she ran for bis rlouble-barreled shotgun. and prpcurlrig lt, Iooked out of a window for tlie would-be burglar. Ncgro Escnppd. Tn the dim nioonllght she saw hlm running across the yard. and prompt? ly raised the weapon to the level of her eyes wlth a straight llne. on the lntruder. In valn she endeavored to release the safety, which was down. and the negro loped quietly away. The thlef had broken tlie hllnds of the grocery store of Mr. "Wooters. over whlch the famlly has its resldence, an-1 then. after smashlng the glass, had prlzed tlie window open. He made too rntich nolse in hls effort, and Mrs. Wooters was awakened. She could observe him dlstinctly when she opened her window, raclng across the yard, and It Is only because she was unacqualnted wlth the manner nf weapon she was handllng tli.it the mlscreant escaped. Mounted Ofllcers Rradley and Andrews r-ame riding by almost directly afterward. ihut the ne? gro had by that tlme escaped. and there was no clue whatever by whlch they rould trace hlm. Mrs. -Wooters, who Is rlescrlbed as being naturally a nervous woman. was much compllmentod for her bravery. SENT SON TO STEAL Throp Littlo Xegro Boys Go to lleform ntory for Holiblug Bai'-Itoiim. Oll the charge of receiving stolen goods. Hft-l-rleti Brown. colored. was placed,,. under '$100 security for slx months in the Police Court yesterday n-.ornlng. and Erhest Spottswood, Eddle Brown, a son of the woman. and Wal? ter Holmes. charged with breaklng into the bar-room of Shirley Kllls and steal lng therefrom a quantity of whlskey, cigars and checks, were sentenced to the negro reformatory for five years each. Kiah Kldd. a youngster seven years old. who was arrested wlth the gang. was disnilssed on account. of his tender years. Flfth Aniilvpi-miry. C.ipitol Clty Councll. N'o. 15S, Junlor Order of t'niied American Mechanics, held lts. fifth anniversary celebration at Thirt.y-second and Broad Streets last nlght. Tho reports of the ofllcers showed that tlio council was in a llour Ishing condition and that tliere had been a substantlal galn ln membershlp durlng thp past twelve months. Speeches wore made bv Stato Dep lity R. E. Delaney. Past Councllors W. P. SouthaJl, T. Gray Hadrlon. .1. K. Prlddy and others. Mr. .1. Graham Wynne, Jr.; furnished tbe muslc, nfter whloh refreshrnenta were served. ServleoK nf Ileth Ahabah. Services in Beth Ahabah Temple thls weok will he unusually Interesting. The pulplt will be fllled to-day by Mr. Alexander Johnson, tbe secretarv nf the National Co.nfftrence of Charltles and Correction. To-morrow morning Ralibl Ceprga Zopln, ,,f Chicago, will speak. Special muslc will be rendered by the choir, and tho services will be conducted by the Rev. Or. Edward N Calisch. Ran n .Nppnliensy. Charles Johnson (colored i. tried on February 20th on the charge nf run? ning a vipeakeasy ln tho Scale House dlstrlet and released undor J.'.oo bond, furnlsheri by Paul Talbott, was con? vlcted ln Police Courl yesterday morn? ing on a like cliarge. Ho was flned 1200 and sentenced io four months In Jail, and the former bond was declar? ed forfeiied. He took nn appeal, ani was hallr-ri in the sum of tl., I.lriK'- Too Much for Judge, Martin Koceryrh and John Kor.-rli Poles, of unpronounceable names, were ln Police Court yesterday rnornlng-.or a deferred charge of admlnifctcrlng b beating to Sldor Cermochuk, a fellow countryman of equally unpronounce? able name. Tne chargei was dlsiiilsse-r on account of tho hopeless lingo em? ployed by the several parties ln pro clalming tholr sldea of the case. No body could make out what elther sidi was trylng to say. Nrgroca Held. Henry and fiObe,rt Coleniail and .Io Coiiier (negroea), suapectod of house breaklng. were i:i r-? ? 11 ? .? Court >osu-r rlay morning, hut the ctae was ., tlnued tu the l'-tli ln di der lo procuj further evidence. Tlio tliree wero ;ti resied hy Sugeant Amos aml Police pian Duffy ln a room occupied by thei and by John Lewla, wlm ls BUspectc st havlng committed the Brudil Strcc robbarlts of laei week. SES ST MERRY LEIP TEU PARTY Escorted Men7 Furnished Flowers and Cigars, and Tipped Chauffeurs, The class of lfiO" of the trainlng school for nurses at tlie Relreat for the Sick celebrated lts flrst anniver? sary on Wednesday evening nt the home of lts presldent, Miss Neai, ii nnlqiie lenp year reception and dance being given to tho 100S graduatlng class. Attlred ln full regulatlon unlform and caps. the nurses called in automo biles at the home ot their escorts, car? rled flowers and candy, furnlshod cigars, and on arrlval at Miss Neal's tipped tlie chauffeurs and bade them awalt their orders. Tlie parlors, draw? lng room and llbrary wc-re tastefully decorated wlth cut flowers, ferns and potted plants, thc class colors of green nnd whlte constltuting the color scheme. Xiir.?OH Sliould Not Mnrry. At fl o'clock the president introduced the secretary of the class. MJss Caralle J. Brooks. of West Vlrglnln. who de? livered an address entltled "Nurses Should Not Marry." Though she^was not able to substan tlate her argunient hy previous statls? tlcs of hor professlon. she nt least suc ceeded In Incurrlng the onmlty of the gentlemen present, who had been im? pressed by both the occaslon and thc surrouhdlngs to think otherwlse. After a pleasant evenlng: of cards, muslc and dancing, tho ehaufff urs wero agaln summoned and at a late hour the ladies conducted their guests to their home*. Those present were as follows: Dr. Edward McCullough wlth Miss Eliza beth Fox, Dr. Forest Leftwich wlth Miss Dlna Steele Dunlap. Dr. C. M. Baggarly wlth Miss Ellzabeth Denton; Dr. Harold McCullough wlth Miss Anna Marle Russow, Mr. F. Clyde Baggarly wlth Miss Margaret Ann Xeal, Dr. A. Mlllard Saunders with Miss A. Pearlo Hughes, Dr. C. II. Bradford with Miss Caralle J. Brooks, Dr. W. A. Simpson with Miss Maude G. Wily, Miss Mamie King, Mrs. Virginia Gregory, Dr. Ramon D. Garcin and Dr. Robert L. Kern. Auntrlnnx lo Wed. After much talking nnd little undcr standlhg before botli Judge Scott and Judge Wltt, Clerk Walter Christian, of the Hustlngs Court. flnally Issued to John Laplnowlc und Sophia Missourl, both born In Austrla, a llcense to be married. Unless they experience more trouhle wlth tbe parson than wlth llie cotirts, the couple wll! speedlly be made ono, and will reslde in Rlchmond. A llcense was also issued to Kdward Stuart. of Chicago. and Rebecca Buffln, of thls clty. Stu-R for $10,000 Dnni.'iKi-., Claiming tliat she was damaged by reason of negllgence on the part of defendaht's servants. Maude Heath flled sult In tlie Law and Equlty Court yes? terday against the American Can Com? pany for $10,000. It Is alleged that her arm was broken and that she was oth? erwlse injured. ? Dlnttirbed Servleew. Betty Harris (colored), charged wlth being drunk and disturblng rellgious worship at tho mission on Elghth Street, was fined $10 ln Pollco Court yesterday morning. VETOES TWOORDINANCES Mayor Objects to Measure Exempting Sanger Hall and to Far-Off One Relating to Electric Light Plant Matter, Dlsplaylng his usual alertness con* cernlng the contents of papers adopted by the Councll, Mayor McCarthy yes? terday returned to Clty Clerk Ben T. August iwo important ordlnances wlth? out hls approval. One of them is tho measure to suli mll lo the quallfled voters at the June election iho question nf i?siiing$100,fi00 of bonds for the establlshment aud malntenaiice of an eiectrlc light plant I lo ho usr-rl for lnunlolpal purposes only, > ""(1 the other Hiat to except Sanger Hall from tlio operatlons of the ordin? ance recently adopted forbiddlng pub? llc performances ln buildings whero "'!. ]? Bold. Tlie veto messages will j be roud nt tlie nieetlng of the Board of I Aldermen on Tuesday nlght, und untll : then the reasons clted fur unfavorabla The Wednesday Club Music Festival To-Niphl at 8:15 Children's Chorus To-Day 2:30 r. M. Aeademy of Music LONG FIGHT NOW Expeeted 'J'hat Elcctrolysis Con? troversy Will Bc Settled in Short Time, MONEY FOR IMPROVEMENTS Council Appropriates Sum for Widcning of Monument Avenue. Two Important meetlngs were hold nt the City Hnll last nlght, both, how? evor, belng brlef nnd to the polnt. The Common Council sat ln adjourn? ed sesslon and ndopted sevoral ordi? nances providlng for Improvements In the annexed territory. One of theso npportlons out of funds already ap? proprlated for public Improvements J62.4 13.16 to open and wlden Monu? ment Avenue from tho Boulovard to tho Roseneath Road; another sets aslde J.1,500 for ronipletlng n school buildlng In Falrmouut. Nelther pro voked objectlon, and both were adopt? ed upon roll call?ayes, 25; noes, 0. Mr. Mills got throug'i an ordlnanco correctlng a clerlcal error In a meas? uro already adopted. awardlng to T. J. Smltli'& Co. a contract for tlie con? structlon of a sewer in Falrmouut, on Thirty-fourth Street. ** nm -li <*?! tlic invcl. Vlce-Prcsident E. Harvle Spence oc? cupied the chair in thc absence of Presldent Peters, and about the first thing he dld was to smnsh lils gavel to pieces by his vigorous pounding for order. Mr. Spence " reaks a gavel nearly every time he presld- over the body. The chamber presented a hollday ap? pearance last night, linvla** been dec? orated wlth lla'gs and bufitlh? .or ono of the commlttees on Charities and Corrcctlon whicli Is meetlng*, there daily. On thc desks wero large vases of Amerlcan Beauty roses, and tho members commcnled ropeatedly upon tlie unusually cheerful scenes whicli greeted them during thelr brlef ses? slon. EU-etrol-r-ill- l'p Agnln. The special joint Commlttee on Elec Irolysls met. nnd after Informally dis cusslng matters at some length. lt was docided to ask for a conferenee with the recelvers of the Passenger and Power Company at the City Hall noxt Frlday ntglit at S o'clock, witri a vlew to reachlng some agreement concern? lng the long-drawn-out controversy. With the ald of the City Attorney the commlttee prepared a form of agreement some tinie ago. and thls wlll be submltted to the recelvers for tlielr slgnatures. It is belleved that there Is now a fair prospoct of settle? ment upon a basls that wlll be agroo able to both sides. and that wlll result ln the abandonment by tlie clty of the suit now pemllng ln the Federal courts. The question of electrolytic damago to tho clty's wator malns has been a live ono at the Clty Hall for a num? ber of yenrs. but so far no Council has ever been able to reach any agreement wlth the company. Fnlled of Quorum. The joint Committee on Rules of tho Council was scheduled to meet last night, but failed of a quorum. NEW POSITION Mr. EIIIk Xow Viev-Rresldcnt of Atlan? tlc llltul'.tlilr Conipuu**. Mr. Hnrrv EIlls. Jr., vlce-presldent of the Smlth-Cour.ney Company, has re signed lo accept tbe viee-presidency of tlie Atlantlc Bltullthic Company. wlth offlces in tlie Mutual Biilldlng. Mr. El lis has been eonneeted with the Smith Courtnev Company for fifteen years, and while leavlng that firm. wlll retain his interest In ihe company and re? maln a member of its board of direc? tors. The members of the Smlth-Courtney Companv and the employes presented to Mr. Ellis nn approprlate souvenlr gift. expressing regret at the termina tlon of liis long period of service. and wishing hlm a prosperous career ln his new work. Wlll Hnve Xcw Uniform. At a meeting of Fitzhugh Lee Camp, Spanlsb War Veterans. held on Wed? nesday evening. a report on by-laws, submltted by Past Commander Skip wlth, was adopted. The appolntment of delegates to the noxt national con? vention. to be held in Boston. wns left by unanlmous vote to Commander Le Masurler. Quarterly meetlngs wlll bo held ln June, September, December anrl March. It v.-as declded to have a special uniform for use In parades and at mllitary and social functions. Honor .MaJor Howard. Resolutlons of respect for Major B. F. Howard, who died lnst week. were passed by the Board of Police Com? missioners al their meetlng on Wed? nesdny nlght. Major Howard had boen eonneeted wltli the Police Department forty three years, and had served ln every posltion nn tlie force. The board also flxed May .Sth as the date for tho spring inspection. action wlll not be known to the pub? llc. As a matter of oourtesy to thc Coun? cll. the Mayor has made lt an unbroken rule of hls admlnlstratlon not to dls. cuss the contents of hls messages prlor to the tlme they are offlclally read. ObJectM to Form. The electrlc llght proposition has been frooly agltated for several years, and Alderman Dabney has led a per slstent flglu for the establlshment of a plant on the slte of the Old Pump Houso lu bo used for municipal pur ,posos only. it |s known that tlie Mayor has always favored tho plan to have the cltv own its electrlo llght plant, and further that this ls hls position now. U |a bnlleved. therefore, al? though he wlll not discuss the matter, that he flnds soma objectlon *to tho form nf iho ordinance rather than tn any way to the principle involved. Tho ordinance , whlch seek6 to amend the present law wlth reference to pIkcok of amuaement makes onlv one change, apd that ls to oxcopt Hangor Hai! from the operatlons of the orl ginal ordinance. r>urlng the recent up. Iieaval ln llie lionor huulness It was provlded that uo puhii,. performance sliould be held In any hiilldlng where llqupr Is aoid, excopt in hotels, and | an effort n-u? made m bring/Sanger I Ka.ll ln thti same claw wllh hoteH. Tha hall ls a publlo one, and is oftem rent ed fur iiiii.sUai antl other performancea, , and though thoro ts n bar In the bulld Hif--. It ls contenrlerl that It ls far re 1 moved from the meetlng place. JOHNSON IDOLOF GREJtT NORTHWEST Republican Official Praises Demo? cratic Governor and Urgcs Him for President. PLEASED WITH SWANSON Says Virginia Execntive Would Make Good Running-Male for Minnesota Man. Dr. Samuel G. Smith, of St. Paul. Mlnn., a well-known professor of so clology. presldent of the Stnte Board of Vlsltors of Public lnstltutlons, Is ln Richmond attendlng the Natlonnl Conferenco of Clinrltles nnd Corrcc? tlon. Speaklng of the present .polltical sltuatio.n, ho sald yesterday thnt he had recelved news froni hls home the effect that Ciovernor John A. John? son had carrled the prlmarles for Presidont In Minnesota ovor Mr. Bry? an by about 10 to 1. In vlew, of the remarkable hold Oovernor Johnson has upon tho entlro .Stnte he dld not regard thls rr surprlslng. but declar? ed that If both partles had been vot? lng together In the second prlmary It Is probable Mr. Bryan would not havo had a singlo dclegato to the State conventlon. Jnlin-ion I'rntseil. "Governor Johnson," says Or. Smith. "ls a man of most remarkable quali? ties; born under lowly condltlons, he has fought hls way to the front by sheer bralns, energy nnd character, and. notwlthstandlng lils youth of poverty nnd. hardshlp, he ls not ashamed of It, but never boasts of It. "He ls a rouragcous. slmplo-hoaited gentleman, His hold upon tlie pcopk of the entlre Northwest Is somethlng never known boforo In tlie polltics of that section. He wlll probably carry at least four Nortnwes.tern Stntes, if he receives tlic nomination at Denver. He can carry every Stato that Mr. Bryan can carry, he cnn carry several States that Mr. Bryan cannot carry, and he has a fighting chance ln soveral more whcro, Mr. Bryan would bo Ignored. Dcprnd* ??ii (ln- Soutli. "The Democracy has a great oppor? tunity before It. and it depends entlre? ly upon tho Southern States as to what shall be tlie outeome. Of the delegates elected thus far about half are for Bryan and about half are unlnstructed. In tlie next month the South wlll speak, and lt Is for her to say what shall be the future of tbe Democratic party. "Governor Johnson has accepted an Invitation to speak In Richmond at the Cotton Manufacturers' Associatlon, wliich ocrurs the latter part of Ihis month. The people of Richmond wlll then have nn opportuhity to see the man as he Is and take lils measure. "Aft,;r hearlng your own splendid Governor. Mr. Swanson. tlie other even? ing. I felt a llttle llke enlarging the tlcket nnd calllng lt 'Johnson and Swanson." It has a rhytbm: lt has a swing: it has a go ln It. and lt has two r.ien who belong to the future. I.luo.- Shlfttng. "I have always myself been a Re? publlcan. but thls is a time when party llnes are Bhlftlng. and men who believe In a low tarlff. preservatlon of the In? tegrlty of thc States. and the reduction of government to the lowest terms compatlble 'wlth securlty, wlll by and by have to stand together. Kor theso things Governor ' John A. Johnson stands. "He does not wlshi as do both Mr. Bryan and Mr. Roosevelt, to make tlie Federal government the great engine for the transaction ot the people's business. "The qualities of Governor Johnson as a vote-getter may be seen in the fact that when Roosevelt carried Min? nesota by over 70.000 majorlty John? son was still elected Governor on the opposlte ticket. In the election for the second prlmary in a Stato that never hut once before had had a Demo? cratic Governor, Johnson carrled it by about 75,000 majorlty. Cnll* Hlm Grent Man. "Hls charm of speech Is not easy to analyze; he is not a spell-blnder, but he ls an alert. earnest. straight forward man. He glves the lmpres sion of tremendous reserve power, and when the people go away from hear? lng him they are not so apt to say 'that was a great speech' as to remark, 'that is a great man.' He has the'stnff in hlm to make a great President and to r#>serve to tbe Amerlcan peoplo tlie prlnciplos of Jeffersonian Democracy." RULE IS ISSUED Council Commanded to Appear Beforc Jlldge XVUt. On cornplalnt of Commonwealth's At. torney Minetree Folkes, based upon the report nf the jail commissioners, Judgo Witt vesterdav issued a rule against the members of the Clty Council. coni? manding them to appear in the Hust? ings Court to show cause why they should not he punlshed under the law for not maklng necessary repalrs to the city jail. The members of the Grounds and Bulldlngs Commlttee will probably look into tho matter atonco and see tliat before the rule becomes returnable the Jail is ln good condition. SAVED BY DOG CHAIN C. E. Sinllh Fall* Into Dock nnd I.nlcr Cnllnp-CH % on Mnln Street. Walking along Maln Street. after be? lng nearlv drowned In the dock. at the foot of twonty-flfth, Street, yesterday afternoon. C, E. Smith, a llnesman, who savs he llves In Manchester. oollapsed and had to he taken to the Clty Homo bv Dr. Hlnehman. Ho was picked up by Pollceman Duke. Smith could not explaln how he came to fall tn the dock, being, aparontly, under the Influence of some powerful drug. A dog chaln ho carrled caught ln a crack as he fell overboard, and saved hls llfo. More Wnrk for Poltlau*-. Thomas Robertson was in Police Courl vcstei-diiv mornlne on the chargo of belng drunk and dlsorderly. Sent enco was suspended Indeflnltely. nnd he was iurnrd over to Probation Of? flcer Foltiaux, wlio now has flve men lo keep under watch. Sturdy, Roay HEALTH Come. hom RIGHT FOOD. Eat Grape Nuts tlifl hlghost knav/n form of human nourlshment. "There's a Reason." ?-*! Cprrect Apparel for Formal Occasions Custom garments ready for delivery?made in the most approved styles?Full Dress and Tuxedo Suits, Double-Breasted Frock Suits, White Vests, Silk Hats, Correct Linen, Gloves, Neckwear, Etc. 1005 E. Main St., Opposlte Post-Office. T II MANY PLACES Philadeiphia XJniverstty Anxious to Make Him Dr. Swanson, But He Can't Go. ? Governor Swanson has recolvcj an Invitation from the Xorth Carolina Bankers' Association to address lts twelfth annual convention at Moore hcad Clty on .lune lRth, but flnda that engageiiKnts prevlously mado .for that date wlll prevent hls accsptanco. Another Invitation whlch came to the Governor yesterday also had to be de cllned. Thls was to dollvor tho com inencement address befo'e. tbe gradu? atlng class of Templo Unlverslty. ln Phlladelphla, oti .lnne 3d. Accompany Ing thls Invitation was a r<?'|iio*t for the honor and opportunlty to confer upon the Governor the degree of IjL- ti. [nastriuch ns the Governor lias an en gngetnent here on .lune 3d In connec ilon wlth the transfer of thc Davls Monument to the clty, ho will be un? able to attend the college commence ment In Phlladelphla. Govornor and Mrs. Swinson recelved the faculty and students of the "Wo? man's College at the manslon ri .* o'clock yesterday afternoon, thi occa? slon provlng most enjoyable. nnnk Report To-Dnjr Spe:la'i Accountant II. B- Boudar. who was appolnted by the Corporation Commisslon to mako nn examlnatlon of the Bank of Mecklenburg ani the Chase Clty branch thereof. both of which recently closed thetr doors. wlll submlt hls report to the comm'sslon to-day, and Its contcnts are engcrly awalled by the publlc. The report wlll cover about flfty typewrltten pages. and though Iis con tents are unknown to any one except the expert accountant and his asslst ants. who dld tlie work. it ls under? stood that It deals at length wlth the status of the affalrs of both the de funct instltutlons. It Is not known what cause the commisslon will pursue wlth reference to maklng the report publlc. but it is supposed that Its contents wlll be glven to the press. The case ls of great Interest. espe? cially ln Mecklenburg and adjolnlng counties. where many doposltors lost more or less heavlly. All these and thelr frlends naturally deslre to know tbe exact condition of the two banks. so as to be able to form some Idea aa to what percentage of their losses wlll probablv he returned to them. Mr. H. B Boudar was asslsted ln the work of examlning thc books of the banks by lils son and partner, Mr. Thonvis Boudar, and Mr. Bertram Chesterman. of the accountlng department of tho Corporation Commission. Clim-ttten Ilonrd. All the members of. the State Board of Charities are expected to be present at the meeting. which will be held at the Capltol at S:30 o'clock to-nlght to organize thls new department, and the sesslon will probably be long. On the eve of the meeting no one appears able safely to.predlct who wlll be secretary, though there ls every In dioation that an election wlll be had before thc meetlng Is ovor. Dr. Irving nnd Mr. Cabell, of the new board, reslde In Rlchmond. and it is understood that the other three members are here ln attendance upon the Charities and Cor? rectlon Conference. The frlends of former Sheriff Slmon Solomon, of Henrico, claim that he will win the secretaryshlp, but members of the board will not indlcate thelr choice for the position. even If thoy have made up thelr minds what they wlll ?do. The meetlng wlll be held in the of? flce of Colonel John XV, Richardson, In the basement of the Capltol. Brlcf Cnpltol Xoten. Former Treasurer B. E. Cogblll, of Mecklenburg, called nt the ofnee of the Flrst Audltor yesterday and arranged it strttlement of hls accounts in a man? ner satisfactory to the Auditor and the Attorney-General. Governor Swanson has offered a re? ward of $100 for the arrest and convic? tion of tho negro who recently ns saiilted a whlto glrl near Chrlstlans? burg. Callers at the llbrary yesterday were Treasurer P. II. Sweot, of New Kent, and Clerk S. S. Hurt, of Plttsylvanla. Among the prominent eallers at the Capltol yesterday were Hon. Rosewell Pago, of Hanover, and Hon. .7. XV. Wil? liams, of Southampton, both members of the House of Delegates, PROGRESS OF ORDER rteporta Froni P.vthlnn l,o?!Kes Thla Ycar Very firntlfylus:. ?Reports from the varlous Pythian sbordltiale lodges for tho past year aro belng sent to the offlces of the Grand Lodge, and the showlng made by tho order all through the State ls most gratifylng. The reports of last year indicnted a small loss, while those of thls vear wlll show an Increaso of more 'thnn 600. New lodges are now being organized at Wythevllle, Ash? land. Abingdon and Charlottosvllle, wlth other polnts maklng inquirles. The Grand I^odge wlll meet ln Staun? ton on May 36th, The gatherlng of Pythlans for, thls occaslon is expected to be the largest ever seen In tho atnte. Benl Mora Temple, Dramatlc Order ICnlghts of Ishorassan', wlll at? tend on May 2Sth and confer degrees on a largo number of candidates. Had Hldden Wenpon. Harvey Richardson (colored) was flned $100 and placod under $100 bond ln Police Court yesterday morning on the charge of carrylng a concealed weapon, Ho liad also beon chnrged wltii belng dlsorderly at the Grnce Street Baptist Church. Unlilioi! u Man, Tjcnfc IVoy (colored) waa convlcted In Police Court yesterday morning of robblng II. N. T.ent of $10 and a 50 cent pocketbook. She was put undor $300 oecurlty for twolve months. DECLARE BISHOP MUHUEIE Prominent Laymen and Clergy men Doubt Story, Which Has Aroused Much Intreest. Though Blshop Augustln Van do Vyver haa-not ln terms denled the re? port that he will resign the blshopric of thla diocese, whlcli at flrst caused much excltement among the members of hls church, there seems to be no foundation for tho rumor. At all events, lf the blahop has any auch in? tentlon, he has kept It closely hldden from the me? who are hla personal frlends and who are best acqualnted with tho nCtholIc affalrs' In the clty. f.ast nlght members both of tbe Cath? ollc lalty and clergy stated that so far as any one save the blshop knew, thore was not the sllghtest probablilty of hls retlrlng at any tlme ln the near futuro. It has been polnted out thal very often blshops. nfter havlng served a long tlme, hand ln thelr resignatlons, wlilch are promptly decllned, espe? clally ln such cases as that of Blshop Van de Vyver, whero the years of ser? vlce have been marked by slgnal suc? cess. Blshop Van de Vyver ls one of the best known churchmen In the South, and the news of hls Intended reslgnii tlon created grent Interest, not only in Vlrginia and Rlclimond, but through? out tho Southern States. As one of hln pastors sald yesterday: "A slgh of re lie< went up when lt was found that there was really no foundation for the report." KILLED BI FILL 5 STEPS Aged Man, Badly Injured, Died at City Hospital in Few Hours. Never recovering consclousness aftet a fall down a (llght of fifteen stcp> early yesterday afternoon, Mr. XV. XV. Wilkinson, of 2811 O Street, dled a: the City Hospltal at 6:30 o'clock la the evenlng. lle was ln the slxty elghth year of hls age. Everythlng posslble wns done for thc aged man by Dr. ninchman, of thc clty ambulance corps, but lils Inju? ries?a fractured shoulder and a frac tured skull?were so serious that there was no hope from tne beglnnlng. DRAGGED BY HORSE Overseer of Poor Bndly Hurt ln Henrl. ^ co?County IVerrs. As the >-esu!t of an accident whlk working ,m his farm. Mr. Victor Litch field, overseer of tlie poor in Brook land DIstrict, is lylng at hls home ser iously hurt. Mr. Litchfield was driving and hat a rope tled to the horse and wrapper around hls body. The animal becanii frightened and ran away, dragglng tlu overseer a conslderable distance breaking lils lc-g and hlp. Somo tlme after the accident occur ed, Mr. I.ltchfleld was found in an un consclous condition by a negro wo? man who llved near hls place. He wai moved to hls home and has since bdei under the care of a physician. Henry Cox. n whlte man who was ar rosted-by Officer Tucker, of the clt> police force, was turned over t( Deputy Sheriff Garnett and lodged ii thc county jnll. He is wanted on c charge of steallng a quantity of cloth? ing from James Throckmorton. W. H. Handy was before Sn,ulr< Ijewis yesterday morning on a ohnrgc of trespasslng In default of $2.50 ani costs he wont to jnll. Mr. A. G. Wllllams, formerly oi Henrlco county, but now of ? Fori Smlth, Arkansas. i.s vislting Sherlfl Kemp on the Wllllamsburg Road. HOLDING REUNION Fniully nf the T.nte lle'v. !? A. Cntlci Meetlng In Hanover. The famlly of the lato Rev. L. A Cutler. a meiiiber of the Marshall Streel Chrlstian Church of thls city, are holdlng a reunion during thls week al the home ot Mrs. Charles Goodloe Verdon, Va. At an Informal reception, held thert on Wednesday evenlng, Mrs. Goodlor was presented wlth a set of sllvet spoons glvon by the other members oi tlie famlly. ? ' Those present wero Mrs. F. B. Cutter of loulsa. Va.; Mrs. B. E. Stickley, oi AVoodslock. Va.: Mrs. C. Goodloe, oi Verdon, Va.; Mrs. B. F. XV. Bryant, oi Thomasvllle, N. C.i Mrs. Golder Shu mate. of Relay. Md.; Mrs. G. P. Carter of loulsa, a.; Mrs. John G. May, o\ Ijouisa, Va. Qulto a number of Mrs. Cutler i grandchlldren were also present. Mall-Carrler Bnlletl. John We?iey Jones. tho negro mall-carrler crarged wlth havlng kllled hls wife, wai balled ln the turn of $2,000 untll June Slt bofore Judgo Wltt ln the Hustlngs Cemr yesterdav mornlns. Rlchard Washlngtoi and Edward J. Cook, bpth cnlored, quallflei as bonrtsnien. Jflnes has beon ln jail slnci bis arrest, and it was not untll yenterchi! tbat tho court would allow hlm to be ballot ln a smaller sum than JG.OOO. To Bloct oniccm. Tlie monthly meetlng of tlie Rlch? mond Clmptei- of tlie American Instl? tute ot Ranklng wlll lie held to-mor? row at Fraternlty Hall. Tha eloctloi! of offU'Oi'H for the corniug yoa:', ani tha olectlon of dolegntes to tho na? tlonal convontton at Providence, R, I. July 23d to 26th, wlll take pluce. A largo attendunce is expected. -. . ELECT OFFICERS: Members of Grand Chapter of Order of Eastem Star Hold Annual Session. Delegates from all parts of th. State assembled at the Masonic Tem? ple yesterday mornlng to attend tho fourth annual sesslon of the Graini Chapter of tho Order of the Eastern Star, tlie woman's auxiliary ot tlu Masons, of thc Stato of Virginia. Two business meetlngs were held, one for the election of olllcers ln the mornlng nnd one for tholr Instnllntlon ln. th. afternoon, the sesslon closing wlth a banquet last nlght, udlcrrs choeen for the ensulng year are as follows; Worthy Grand Matron. Mrs. Ella M, Abrames, Norfo..:. Assoclate Grand Matron, Mrs. 11. M. Barbour, Rlehinond. Worthy Grand Patron, Mr. H. S. Seward, Petersburg. Assoclate Grand Patron, Dr. J. XV, Kellam, Wachapreague. Orand Secretary, Charles A. Nesbltt, Richmond. Grand Treasurer. W. Reglnald Wal? ker. Rlclimond. Grand Conductress, Mrs. L. B. Spa tlg, LawrCnccvllle. Assoclate Grand Conductress, Mrs Nannle C. Roper, Port Norfolk. At the banquet last night covei-. were lald for 150 people, and each place was taken. Addresses were mado by the newly-elected offlcers and by several of the delegates. It was decldeu that the next an? nual meetlng will be held ln Rich? mond nt about the same tlmo next year. GUARDS FIUCE FROM OFFICECS Young Woman Refnscs to Reveal Whereabouts, but Appeals for Assistance. After havlng escaped from the S-c ond Police. Statlon, where he was lock? ed up on a trivial charge, about a week ago, Arthur G. Butler. of 0 Maid? en Lane, Is sald to be harbored by hls swectheart, Miss Ollie 'Montgom? ery, of Graham Street, Fulton, who, though she carrles to hlm three mcals a day, Is unwilllng to disclose hls' whereabouts. She took tho story of her trouble to an olllcer of a char "ltable organlzatlon ln the city, and ho ndvised Butler to surrender to the police. addlng that he would try to beg him 01T. in view of tho trlvlallty of the charge and the irnpendin~ mar? rlage of the couple, which was to take place ? wlthln tlie next threo weeks. But this advise only made Mlss Montgomery more unhappy, and she exprossed wlth still greater determl natton her Intentlon of marrylng the man. Butler ls charged only wlth nshtiug in Broad Street Park. and tho case seems as much for hlm as agivnst. It would probably have been dlsmlssol In Police Court, but Mlss Montgomerv fears the Crutchheldlan terrors?chlcf jy lmaginary. Hor flance walked froe from the Second Statlon slmply because the lock ln his cell failed to, catch when thc door was closed upon him. Ilo slipped out of the back way, and w,n , gone before tho police know of the af 1 falr. CEMETERY OFFICER ROBBED Joneph I-'l-lier I? Arrested nn Ihe Charge by Detei-tlve Sergeant MeMnlion. Joseph Flsher (white) wns arrested yesterday evenlng by Detective Ser? geant MeMahon on the charge of breaking Into the offlce at the Hebrew C'emoterv and stealing therefrom somo cloth belonging to Mr. C. R. Nuckols, manager of the place. Flsher was suspected by the detec? tive some time before the arrest. and he was followed from ono, place to another. He is belleved to havo been eonneeted wlth tho theft of a lot of carpentor's tools in Chestnut Hill, and this led to his being suspected of the cemetery robbery. Before the straight questloning of the detective bo practl? cally broko down, nnd tho offlcer ho lieves he has a clear case against hlm, When soen last nlght Flsher denied all knowledge of the affalr. though he had confessed to MeMahon that ho used a kev to get Into tho cemetery offlco, Hlllon by Dog. Sobblng from the pain of a wound In hls leg, Carllslo Franck walked Into the Second Police Station last nlght nntl compla.ined that ho had been bltten by a dog belonging to Mr. J. E. Hnr low. Ho was accompanied by hls father. who stated tliat. the dog had once before jumped nt and attemptoi' to bite hlm. The boy was pretty se \erely wounded. Auuiial Plcnlc In August. In the meeting' last night of the en? tertalnment committee of the Police Benevolant Associatlon it was declded to hold tho annual plcnlc on Wotdnes day, August 26th. Tho commlttee la composed of Pollcemen Sales, Tate, Sherry, Witt, Tomllnson and Duke. Bulld'ng Permits. Permits we'r- Issuod yesterday hy Build? lng Insneotor It- P- Back to J. A. Brownlng, to bulld a double framo tenement, to h? med ns two dwelllngs, at. Non. 1812 and IJ14 .A.hlnml Street, nt a eost nf Jl.SfiO; tn Altce 1,. Watklna, ln repair a hrlclt store, No. 417 Bost Broad S*,r-et, to mst $1(10, and to V. I, rtk-e, to repulr a framo (Iwulllng, N'o, 42! Denny Streot, for $1.10. o _a. ?"_.'o _hl i __s_. Bobm tb. 1 y? *iu Kifld'Yo. Hav-'Ahvay. BgugM Bignatnre masu