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Mad Orders Filled at Advertiied Prices.
Richmond's Leading Ribbon Store Offcrs the Following SpeCldls To-Day silk Tnffotn Ribbon, I 1-4 Inches wlde, for hair bows, llght lilue. white and black, laven der and rnrdinal, yanl . Finest Slcssalinc Kibbon, f. Inches wide: coral and llght tan. 39c value, yard. Flnest qunlity iUcssnllne Ribbon, " 1-? inches wlde, in light blue. old rose. cardlnal and black; 20c value, yard'. 15c 15c Silk Molre Bcltlng, hcav," welght, yard .. ,"-1 inches wlde, 12c 12I/2C Tnffet-i Ribbons, (J inches wlde, heavy qtiallty, ln llght. blue, old rose, niais, navy, garnet, black, lavender, brown and reseda; UUc value, jfQ yard. l&C Satin Stripc Molre Ribbons, ?! inches wlde, for sash6s and hair bows; llght blue, old rose, plnk, brown and navy; somethlng new, 0_T' yard. Z&G Heavy All-SIlk Molre Tnffcta Ribbon, 5 1-2 Inches wlde, in llght. blue, white, laven? der, plnk, brown, navy and nials, yard. . 29c The output of our Ribbon Department demands not only a space twice as large as that of any other Virginia, store but also enormously increases our buy ing capacity. Buying in large quantities means the getting of the lowest prices when " Specials" are offered for any cause whatever. The items named above are specimen values in this great stock of ribbons from the leading mills of the country. s Former Succeeds, However, in Securing Favorable Report on Municipal Design. Mayor McCarthy made a strong np peal last night to the Commlttee on Ordinance, Charter and Reform for the adoption of the municipal tlag, design. of whlch he has hnd prepared. Speak ing of the objection raised by Mr. \V. E. Whlti- an.l others to tlie shleld ol the Confederate army, the Mayor sald lie was not ashamed of the Confederate battle-flag, and would as gladly llght for lt to-day ns forty years ago. "lt stands, as it stood then, for the prlnclple of the soverelgnty of tlie States, the only prlnclple tliat can save thls country to-day," he sald. "Tlie Buslness Men's Club of Richmond hns adopted the flag as its i-mblem; the buBlness men want it on tho llag. Lee Camp wants It >>n the Ilag. the ladies want it; everybody wants it except Mr. Whlte." The Mayor sald he would rather see the flag of the city adopted than any measure brought up durlng his ad liitnistiation. "Rlchriiond'a connectlor wlth tlie Confederate- cause ls a part ol the hlstory of the world, a part from whlch we cannot be separated |f we would," he added. "They say it wlli injure our com inerclal Interests. Thls note of fear and trembling of what tho North may think is cowardly nnd coh'temptible. We have never made one cent by boot licking tlie North at the sacrlflce of our manliness and solf-respect, and . never will." . Mr. White, himself a Confederate veteran, replled brlefly lu opposlng iho use of tho Confederate emblem, holdlng il.at it was "unwlse and inoxpedient ti. stlr the embers of ;- settled strlfe.." "We should lot our chlldren l.o tauglit in the schools what that flag represcnts," .sald Mr, Whlte. "an.l not Invlto men from tho North and West io come down hero and llve wltli un, and riaunt tlio Confederate flag from tho house-tops. -t r.'ses a projudice in tho mlnds of visitors, and i believe it dctrlmenfai to .ihe intorosts of the city." '?' '"' ' On motlon of Mr. Davls, tlio flng. or? dinance was recornmended to tlio Coun? cil. To AbnllNh ,.,, Olllcc, Mr. Graham Hobson was oallod on to explaln tho ordinance abollshlng tho Positlon of .soooi,(1 asslstant at tho City Home. lie said tliat tho com? mlttee had found tho positio,, entlrelv unnecessary, and a usoless expendlturo ot the clty s money. There was con Mderahlo opposltlon to . retiring Cap? tain Paul. the lncumbent, who has , long been in tho servlce of tho clty. Mr Davls moved .? refer to a subcommit? tee, uPon which Mr. Ellett charged that tho only opposltlon In thls and In the Too,- Commlttee came from Clay Wn.-.i wiero captaln Paul was i?f hiontiah ,?ii. Davls resented tho Inslnuatlon of POlitlca consideration hotly, and wlth flrew his motion. ' hc ordinance was _r.T.-n, ?d .to i,,e c"unrii* w'tn Mrs,,,. [ nila,lf and Dayj Q ' ing In tho no-ativo. ' STATE BUILDINGloLD Mr. .1. T. Dcnl, ..f \orr?lk, f? HcNldv on l"..vpoMlt|on Grounds. for t! town ?!fil T. Fl.U El 'Vnf ;', nunrtber of offors nia building .,n tho Jame*.' '?."" f-i'ounds, tlio commls the Govornor's n i" Mr. .1. >1-.."?".>. This nauc hy any ono -"'" th '. nnlned that It y '" !? I the building to keep^ it would ..ntf.ii t.?n" Lenance an.l .1 ii tirfolk p'dir .*? Mr. Doal |fi a wealiny rvor Bpnver convVntlon. "^ D'8U'lct "' th> Hie will uso tlio building as a sum? mer reKldencc-, H I. admlrably adapt titir&. !,'f;:/'^v^,.:Kin,-x^ Hampton Road> ,n_ is on one of thl SOTllBbl ? " ? ' Bxpoj/lito-S BUSY NIGHT FOR POLICE Kany ArreMs for Sv.ipinK Thlner, nnd /or Muhlilin; People, uuItii.K riusau i'.i. LKtnma VVulker nnd William 1 arrest.d on a oharuo of belng di jlKhtiin,- lu the utreet. ... P, ...llam vvu* tnken ln < ?f b.in? drunk and alsordorly aud thi\_v , ttilDg to KiU ,*?'j.uiti. p.ulllfua, PITCHED BftTTLE Early Mroning Row Near Fourth and Main Ends Without Fatalities. lt was a free-for-all fight when two negroes entered the four-roomed shack in the roar of No. 313 Eaat Maln Street about 12:30 o'clock thls mornlng and began shooting up the ; lace. There was no tlme for parleylng; no quarter was glven. Shootlng Irons that had long rusted in .llrty hlp pocketn were brought into pla;, and razors flashed ln the darKness. "You're my meat," and a big, stal wart negro stepped out of the stioke into tlie forefront of battlo. Hls op pon.-nt faded away, wlth two bullets following ln his wake. Nelghbors were terrlfled, and telephone calls were sent in, one after the other. to tlie Second Pollce Statlon, Offlcer Kren gle being rushed to the scene. Smoke still hovered about tlie place, hut every light was extingtiislied. Sounds of scullling and tighting were still going on, and an occuslonal re volver shot rang ont in the enriy morn? ing atmosphere. Tiu- fight wus going on apoce, an.l the offlcer had to creep along cautiously, for foar that a strnv bulfet mlght come lils way. Finally the whole crowd, wlth the exception of the two who had started the affrny, was cornered and placed under arrest. Sttirtcil by Two Vlsltors. II had been n scene of peace before tlie two vlsltors arrived. They came armed, und tbe tiring began as soon as they entered tlie doors. There were shrleks for mercy from the women nnd angry curses from the men. What caused the rampage is st 111 to bt- learned, but the two vlsltors ecr talnly went about their business in au ertoctlve inniiner. They escaped. Tha noise roused the whole nelghborhood an.l people, thlnking that murder was belng committed, pcure.I calls into the station house. Qulet was restored only after the liouse had been pulletl anil the resldents had been tnken away. Those arrostod were Henry Bryant, Lee Mingo, john Cheathahi, Lee Ma? son, Richurd Tlniberlalte, Beulah I-lan non, Helle Byrd and Loulsa Johnson. police court~cases Cocninc Clmrgc Oisinlnned for hncH of ISyiilcnec to Cunvlct. Willie Smith and Luclhda Davls charged -.vlth havlng cocalnc in their - p. -session wlth interit to sell, were dismissed in Police Court vosterday . mornlng, thero belng Insufflcient evi denti.e. to sustain the charge. . Sadio James, charged wlth assault - .iijr Goorgo Henry, was sent on to the granrt jury. I Willie Watklns whs distnlssod of the charge of steallng the pocketbbok of :-I. D. u'Dill when he returned the purse I t.. tne owner. He had plcke.l it up i on Ihe street Tlie cas. ! with steal C. C. PInc i-iili. (ius Feigc, charged with trospassing on the premlsas uf the Soldiars' I-Idnie, wns placed under $10(1 surety for thlrty days. of J. Kra'rik Bryant. charged ng a $40 sult of clothes from cney, was continued to June THE WEATHER i Forecast: Virglnla?Portly cloudy Saturday; thunder showers In north portlon; Sunday genorally falr, light to Cresh south winds. . North Carollna?Generally fair Sat? urday anil .Sunday. light south winds. CDMIITIO.VS VIISTKHDAV. iti.hiiu.iiil's weather was clear and hot. Tlieiinoineter: Highest toiiipeiuture yesterday. no Lowowt teinpoi'ature yesterday. 62 Mean tomperature yesterday.. 76 Normal t.-nip-.-iatiii-e yostorday. 70 Excess in tomperaturo since Jnnu ilary lst . 70 Preelpttatlon nt S.a. M.o.Oi) Kxces.s iu preclpltatlon since Janu uary lst .5,03 COXDITIOXS IV IMI'OHTAM' 4ITI10S. (At S P. M., EaBtern Tlme. 1 Place. Ther, Il.T. Weather. St Buffaio _ Chlcago Cincinnati ., IDavenport . S I Detroit . ~2 ThMU-ias. 72 Jncksoiivillo _ Sn Kansas City. S:1 No ,s Oklahoina Clty., n i Plttsburg . 68 lUloigh . 8-i NorfolIC**. 7.s 'fampa . 7s Washlngton . -v w llniingtcin . 7.. VcllOWStQIlQ .... 5Q Ml.MATi lti; Sun liscs..,, .|-.r,o l-jun t-ct,. ,._,, 7;3_ DROPPED HE1US AS OFFICER SHOT Crowds at Monroe Park Startled When Policeman Fired on Running Thievcs. It was durlng the stllly hour of sup per that Sarn Jones and Percy Bumly ventured forth to the henroost that be longed to another, and out of a dozen rcostlng hlgh they swlped ten. Sam thought tlie owner mlght hecome hun gry, and It was at his suggestion that the two were left. The theft occurred yesterday eve? ning in the AVest End, and Sam and Percy proceeded down the street wlth their booty under their coats. At Mon loe Park they were nccosted by Ser geant Marrln and Pollcemen McMullen and Green. "Wunner what makes them coatn bulge so in tront," thought S'ergeant Marrln. and, on the spur of the moment he cried, "Halt!" The negroes halted not, nelther dld they fail to run. .Shot Startled Crowd. There was a sound of cackling and crowing, and ninc hens and one rooster flew in all dlrections, while the ne? groes fled oown the street, with the offlcers ln hot pursult. Green opened flre, shooting into the ground. and, with an "Oh. lawdy!" the two negroes ran all the fastor, Another bullet tore Its way Into the earth, and the fugitives increased their pace. Men, women and chlldren poured out of their homes, and the three offlcers were cheered for their running. Clrcling round about a dozen squares, the negroes flnally ended up against n wall, which they could not scale. and sllently they uncovered before three guns. "Come," said tlie offlcers, and they went. In the nieanwhile the chickens, which had been stolen from Mr. Matt Fra zlor, had been recovered by enterprls ing citizens, nnd chickens and tlileves were tnken together to the Second Sta? tlon. Mr. Frazler afterwards identl fled the lot. Around the leg of one hls daughter had tied a stiing, denot ing thnt the chicken helonged to her. She got it. Dr. Mcllwnlne Leaves. Dr. H. R. Mellwalne, State Mbrarjanj left last nlffht for I.ake Mlnnetonka, .Mlnn,, where he ulll atten.l tlie annual meeting of the Amerlcan I.lhrary Assoclatlon, which c. venes on Monday. Hc wlll probably bo away durlng the greater portlon of the comlng week. Nfgro Dles Suddenly. Calvin Smith (colored) was found doad late last nlght at No. 326 South Secu Street, and f'nrnner Taylor waa ?ummon?d by Sergeant Kraft. Tt was found that the man had dled froni natural causej. Dr. Taylor lurne.l the body over to the famllv foi burlal. ? ' QLD QFFICEHS ELECTED Virginia Fire Insurance Agents to Draw Strict Member ship Lines. With thc oxception of the election of offlcers, yesterday's session of tlie Vir? ginia Association, I,ocal' Flro Insur? ance Agents, was executlve. All of the old ofllcers ot the assoclatlon were re elected, wlth the oxcoption of Mr. W. B. McCheshey, of Staunton, second vlce preuldont, who docllneo lo serve again. Mr. C. U. West, of Newport News, was elected in his stea.l. The offlcers are: Presldent, Coleman Wurtliam, Ulchmont,; Flrst Vice-Presl? dent, B. F. Kirkpatrlck, Lynchburg; .Secretary and Treasurer, S. T. Ptillinm. Uichmond; Chairman Executlve Copi nilttee. I,. W. Chlldrey, Norfolk;' Chair? man of l.egislatlve Cninmlttee, C. I. Lunsford, Roanoke and Chairman of Griej-anc'e Committee, M. J. Strnuse, Hichniond, Delegates to the natlonal convention to be held ln St. ? aul, Mlnn., August 11th?Ii. W. Chlldrey, Coleman Wor'-' tham. D. F. Kirkpatrlck, 10. XX. Mont ford, W. L, Pierce. S. T. Pulllnm, H. W, Fowler, C. G. Helms, R. J_. Wood* war.] Hiid S. Mut'-ler. The association decided not to ap polnt any one to membership unless stilctiy ln the insurance business, ana I.' place tho Virglnla companles fore most. Mr. I.ee to ,Ve<l. rda have b*0ll Ihsiic.I for tlie nwrrlage loii. Henry B, I.ee, .'tiiiiiiK.iuvenlth's at e.v of Npttoway, lo Mlas Helen Epp,. Serald, or Mlai-katoiie, on June 30th. The inj.i.y wlll iiili,, piHee nl lhe Metho.lln't rch ln Hlackminie. Mr, I.ee ls a prpm. t li.uv.-i and a foimer ineniher nr tlie slaiini- from Nqtloway an.l Amella, Klizgeriild I- a daughter ot Mr. an.l John Mlzxerald. and a nleco of M?Jor \ Wtil, Si _t?t_.WM4) " V1*-^ WESTERN UNION NOT ITS BACKER Burglar Alarm Promotcrs Dcii) Tliat Tclcgrapli Company Wants Francliisc. M'CAW NOW OPPOSES GRANT Failing to Establisli Idciitity of the ApplicantS, Committee Sliclvcs Petition. lOjYortsby tho Committeo on Ordi? nance, Charter an.l Iteform to flnd f.ut who.stands sponsdr for the much discussed burglar alarm franchlso ntailcd but little Jast nlght. the pat rrns standlng behlnd the tltle '"Auto matlc Fire Protectlon Company ot America," and denylng thnt tho West? ern Unlon Telegraph Company was In ti-rested ln the concern ns charged. Councllinan Miner appeared before tho commlttee as the putron and sup porter of tho franchlse, maklng; an np peal for inimediute actlon. He sald the company would make arrange-t ments to use the condults alreadv down, and would not tenr up the streets. It proposed to establisli a fire, burglar and water-wnste alarm s. stern, with a central station. He claimed thnt thls company owned or controlled patent rlghts whlch would prevent others from glvlng slmi lar servlce, and tliat Insnrance com panies recognlzed the Imriortancc of the alarm system. and usually made a reduction In tlie rates to houscs cqulpped wlth the servlce, McCnvr Opposcd 1'rniit-hUe. Mr. T. AV. McCaw. who has long been the patron of a burglar alarm franchlse before Council. but who has now with drawn from the fleld, opposed the grantlng of thp prlvllegc. "If the Western Unlon is comlng into our clty to dlg up our streets." he said, "let It come as the Western Unlon, not as a burglar alarm company." He stated that the patent rtfrhts re ferred to were on the market. and eould be bought by any one, and that Clty Electrlclari Thompson liad told hlm that many of these patents were now used by tlie clty In the municipal fire alarm servlce. Mr. McCaw admltted that he had been' for some tlme the salaried rep resentatlve ot a company deslrlng such a franchlse, but added that he was not present In that capaclty. Not Western : lTnlon. .Sttyn Kr.rns. Mr. Mlner Intro.luced Mr. Thomas tCerns, n dlrector in tlie Automntic Fire Protectlon Compnny, who was in tho clty in tho interest of the franchlse. Mr. Kcrns denled flatly that the West? ern Unlon owned a share of stock ln hls concern, and stated that there were many plants in RIchmond willing to tako the 'fire and burglar protectlon servlce. After much discusslon Alderman' El? lett moved that the ordinance be passed by, to be considered later In executlve sesslon. MAY CHANGE PLAN I nmbert Verdict I.lkely to Force Nt-W Plnn ns to Streets. Should the case of Lambert agalnst the clty of RIchmond and others be sustalned in the Supreme Court .when taken up on appeal It Is probable that many RIchmond property-owners will be put to much expense and lncon venlence. Lambert fell over a step projectlng In front of a house ln Fulton, and wns injured. He brought suit against the clty and the property owner for $5,000. The jury whlch awarded damages ln the suin of $3,000, declared the clty primarily responsible. In the event that the verdict stands in the hlgher court, the clty will be forcc-d to roqtilre the removal of all obstructing steps and encroachments on the sidewnlk. Inconvenient as sucli a courso would be In many locallties, il would greatly add to-the appear ance and snfety of the streets. 'To Ileimind Bond Issue. According to reports around the City Hall yesterday the Common Council may be dlsposed to pass the electrlc light bond Issiif. over tlie Mayor's veto. The matter will bc considered Monday nlght T'nlon I,en_;ue Club. The Union League Club held lts seml monthly meettnir at I.abor Temple last nlght. The attendnnce was large. and m-uch rcutine buslness waa tran.acted. FIRST BATH IN SIX YEARS, ARRESTED Negro Caught After Long Chase for Swimming in James Rivet. When Blcycle Policeman Chattorson finished with "Diamond"?a black dla mond?yesterday afternoon, ho was hreathless and flurrled. "Diamond," as he Is known, but really Danlels, had been ln bathlng at Nlneteenth and Dock .Streets, a. crime that could read lly be forglvon. Unfortunately, how? ever, he was ono of severai who wont ln tho rlver near a publlc placo. A eitizen tolephoned the Flrst Pollce Sta? tion, and when Chatterson nrrive\_ "Diamond" had on evorythlng save hls shoes. He carrled them In hls hand. "Haltl" crled Chatterson, pedaling hard. But the black diamond sped the faster, Up Dock l.e. went like a strea.. of llghtning, with the olllcer pedaling funously behlnd him. Tho chase lasted for a quarter of an hour. "Diamond" had the speed of a Beetor, snd he kliew how to make Ihe turns?al? most tmposslhle for a wheel. Yet Chat teison continuod to pedal bravely on. Per splratii.n Inbrlcated himself and hls wheel. He kept It up. But a blrycle does nut know wearlno-s, and Chatterson flnally ran the neirrri down. "You're mlne," sald the bluecoat. "Vasslr. I sho' ls." sald "Diamond." Ho liiBlcpd hi,, WSy to a pntrol box and was carrled to the Flrst Station, where, ln vlew or his years and the fact that he was clean, ho was dlsmls.ed. "Kir*t bath I've had in six years," he mutter.d on leavlng the station, "and then they arrested mo." Sunday Schools at Iliiekroe. Arimd wlth all manner of boxes. baK^, hankets and many other mothods of tran. portlng frled fowl. the Hunday-seho.il rlas.es of the Monumental and All Miilnia' Cliurohes, 1,000 stroiiK, boarded speclal train* hi the chesapeake and Ohlo Statlmi yesterday imirnlng bound fur Buckroe Beach. The crowd came bJU'k. U*>. * MtM IfTH COEBILL'S LIFE INStfRANGE Batikriipt Dircctcd to Show Caust Why JIc Should Not Delivcr to Crcditors. POLICIES TOJAL UP $1O7,00C Banks Rcquired to Present Thcit Claims lo Federal Court for Final Scttlcmcnt. Injunctlon orders of linportunce have been Issued by tlie Unlted States Dl?s trlct Court here, relatlng to thc nf falrs o? B. K. Cogblll. tho Southsldo lutnber dealer, who has recently been adjudged a hankrupt. Tlie orders were glven by tlie court etiiiy in thu week, before Judge W'ad dill left for Norfolk, and Clerk Joseph P. Brady only completod lhe work of enterlng and issulng them yesterday. They requlre Cogblll and all tlie bank? ing lnfltitutlons in tho State holdlng collateral securlty of assets of the l.ankrupt to appear ln court at 10 o'clock on June 26th to llie complo'.e statements concerning thcir claims anj holdlngs. It ls further ordcred that they snall then and there show cause why all securlties held by them should not be converted at onco Into cash. nnd used by the recelvers In dlscharglng Cogbill's debts. The bankrupt ls also dlrected to show cause to tho court why * the recelvers should not bo au thorlzed to collect tlie eash surrender values of certaln life Insurance pollcies carrled by Cogblll for hlmself and others. Cnrrlcit 9107,000 Iuhurnnee. The pollcies on the life of B. E. Cogblll are one for $2,000 ln the Equl table Life; one for $3,000 ln the Penn Mutunl; one for $5,000 ln the .South Atlantlc; five for $5,000 each ln the Mutual Benefit Life; one for , $5,000 In tbe Mnryland Life; one for $2,500 In tlie Mutual Benefit Life; one for $5,000 ln the Kr-ultable; two for a total of $3,500 in the Penn. Mutual; one for $5,000 in the Mutual Benefit Life; one for $3,000 in the New Vork Life; three for $5,000 each and one for $4,500 ln the Northwesterr. Mu? tual; one for $5,000 ln the State Life Insurance Company, of Indlana; two for $5,000 each ln the Unlon Central Life; and one for $5,000 In the Unlon Mutual Life, making a total of $101,000. A*i to Otlirr Pollcies. On the IHes of others there are three pollcies, nggregutlnB a total of $0,200, and making, wlth the pollcies on the life. of Mr. Cogblll, a grand total of $107,200. Of the above pollcies, three, wlth a face value of $10,000, are held by the Bank of Brunswick, of I-awrenceville, Va. The Bank of Mecklenburg, at Boyd ton. holds flve of the pollcies, each of a face value of $5,000. The Planters' Bank, of Clarksvllle, Va., holds one pollcy for $5,000, and Williams & Goode, bankers, at Boyd ton. hold one pollcy for $2,500. The banks on which the restralnlng injunctions will be served are Com monwealth Bank. Richmond; Bank of Chaae City, Chase City; Bank of Bruns? wick, Lawrencevillo, Va.; Petersburg Savlngs and Insurance Company, Pe? tersburg, Va.; Bank of Lawrencevllle, Lawrencevllle, Va.; Flrst State Bank, Chase Clty; Planters' Bank, Clarksvllle, Va.; Bank of Jarratts, Jarratts, Vn.; Bank of Mecklenburg, Boydton. Va.; with Charles T. Rlckes and J. XV. Ed mundaon, recelvers for the last men? tloned bank. Williams & Goode. bank? ers, of Boydton, Va., are among those summonod, together wlth nll persons or partles holding collateral securlty of assets of Mr. Cogblll. OPEN ROOF GARDEN WeKtmoi-elnnd Club Glve.- Flrst of Seleii of Summer Kntertnlnmc-itft. Westmoreland Club wlth a receptlon lait nlght opened Ita spaclous roof garden to the club embers and their wlves and daughtors. Tbe house was handsomely decorated wlth plants and flowers. while the lawn was brlght wlth hundreds of lanterna and col? ored llghts. On the roof, which was brllllantly llght cd refreshmonts were served at small tables. while the ball-room was open for the younger members of the hlstorlc organlz* tion. The club proposes glving a number of en tertalnments durlng the summer months, to which only the members wlll be Invlted. Judge and Mrs. It. Carter Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Farland, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cotes worth Plnckney and Mr. and Mrs. Borden were nmong tnost* who received for the board of governors. UHDER BRHEST Employes of Siiefi Piano Co., Re moving Instrument, Charged , With Housebreaking. Because he was dellnquont on pay ment of a plano, which he had bought on the Installmont plan from the Stleff Plano Company, flve employes of that flrm, one whlte, entered the house of Mr. .T. P. Knlght, noar the Natlonal Oemetery, on June 10th, took the In? strument out and brought It back to Richmond. TTie five were arrested yes? terday mornlng by Pollceman Ac'ree, of the Richmond force, on a charge of housebreaking, and were kept locked ln the Henrlco county jall several hours before their attorney, Mr. Km inett Seaton, could procure a ball com mlssloner. They were balled flnally In t|ie Kum of $100 each for their ap pearance ln court Monday mornlng. lt ls alleged that Mr. Knlght owes ?ibout $44 on Ohe plano. He had been asked to remlt the. balance, It ls clalm arl, and upon hls remlssness ln paylng up, the company sent out flve men and t team to get the plano. The house was empty when they arrlved. Tho door was unlooked, It is said, and they entered wlthout trou ole. When Mr. Knlght and the mem? bers of hls famlly returned there was no plano. and consequently no muslc \t home that night. Mr. Knlght later jonsulted nn attorney, and the war? rant for the arrest of tlie men was; sworn out. After belng arrested by a ;s(ty offlclal, they wore turned over lo Constable Moughnn, of Ilenrjeo ?ounty, nnd lodged In the county Jall for somo tlme, Though lt ls admltted that the then sntered tho house without tho oonscnt jf the ocoupnnts, it is clalmed that they ?voro not aware that, they entei;?(l ln i'lPlaU.9,4? ot tUa-lAW*,/ '' ' . ,JLi A special purchase enables us to offer Men's and Youths' Suits worth up to $25.00 at $13.50 Each Also, Men's Straw Hats worth up to $3.00 at H $1.65 Each And from our own stock Boys' Knee Pants Suits at the following reductions: $4.00 and $ 5.00 Suits at $2.50 $6.00 and $ 7.50 Suits at $3.75 $8.50 and $ 10.00 Suits at $4.75 GROOM MAYOR FOR COUNCIL WHEN FIRST BREAK COMES Politicians Hear That He Will Not Refuse Pirst Vacancy From Lee Ward-Anxious to Get Into Whirl Agaln and Advocate His Policies. Of far more than passlng Interest it the rumor whlch la current ln loca polltical clrcles to the eftcct that Mayoi Carlton McCarthy will very probabl. re-enter publlc llfe as n member of th, Council from Lee Ward when the llrs viicancy occurs after hia retlrement ai chlef tnagistrate of the clty. Though tlie Mayor Is not dlscusslni; the matter for publloation, It is knowi that some of hls closj friends hav< brought lt up wlth him, and that h< has .sald that he would not bo aversi to servlng hls people In the Council He will retlre from hls present poHltlor on September lst. Ju/lge D. C. l.k-h nrdson having been chosen to' succeec hlm at tho rocent election. The Mayor, of course, Is not under stood to be seeklng a seat In'the Coun? cil. all of which are now fllled, but owing to hls active inti-rest In munic? ipal affalrs, some of hlx close frk-ndf have suggested that ho enter tho race for the flrst vacancy whlch occurs ln eltlier brancli from hls war.l. which he will probably do. Mayor McCarthy was recently elected Stato accountant CIT12ENS HOWF UT Bad in Spots, Though City Promises Relief With Its New Settling Basin. Complalnts of tlie unusually muddy condition of water furnlshed by the clty came from severai sectlons yesterday, the nelghborhood of Third and Main .Streets being loud ln its howl at the quallty of llquld mud for whlch It had to pay tho city so much per tub. At tlmes lt came forth almost in mud pie shape. .Superintendent Davis, of the Water Department, said last night that ho di.l not know of any special reason for the bad condition at thls tlme, although the ralns of -last week ln the moun? tains.have brought down thelr uaual deposit of Albemarle subsoll. "On Wednesday afternoon," sald Mr. Davis, "there mlght have been some occasion for the mud. We were re placlng a joint near the Marshall reser volr whlcli had been ln bad order for some tlme. For soveral hours the water from the Old Reservolr was cut off, and we put ln a stop cock at Har vle Street and opened the cross con nections downtown. Thls"* eaused the water taken downtown In tho blg mains from the New Reservolr to flow backward in tho old nialns. The wash of the water running opposlte to Its usual dlrectlon stlrred up the sedl nicnt and dld much to wash out the plpes. I'li-iblni. AVork on Settling Ilnnlii. Asked tor a deflnlte tlmo when rtlchmond mlght expect clear water from the settling basin, Mr. Davis re plled that it was plunned to cut tho blg works in early ln August. "Tho contract tlme for finlshlng the work on the feeder wall is July II lst, and the contractor assures me hc will finlsh on tlme,*' said Mr. Davls. "The only thir.g to be dono then will bo to cornplcl.o the fltime at the New Pump Houso and cut tlio water ln at the pumps. We aro worklng on tho flume now, and hope to havo it ready in threo weeks., We can only work on that part under the cnnal on Sun lays, as the mllls below have water i-ights, and run until late Saturday nvc-nlng. Then we let tho water out if tho canal and get to work by mld olglit nnd rush things until Sunday nlght, when the water Is agaln turnod ln. Threo more Sundays ought to rinish this nart of the work," TO SETTLE OLD ESTATE l.lrah Property Ornored Sold Under Deeree of I.n.v nml Kqulty Court. Judge ingrnm In the I.aw and Kmilty ?ourt entered a decree yesterday di :'ecting the sale of certain proportj :o settle the estate of Myer Kirsh, ivhich hns been In the hands of trus :ees for more than flfty years. SOnie -.Istorlo inndmarks are embraced, the iroperty Involved belng In -the suit if Myer Klish and others agalnst irrances Well. Attorney Roscoo Nel lon was appointed commissioner to dls jose of tho property, whlch Inelude; :he followlng: > Lot wlth IniproveinontH 20 feet on VlaIn StroiM, hotwoen Plum nnd Harvlo; louses 128 and 130 Iiludon Street; tlilr ffcen ncros on tho east slde of tho old ?I'lnnft Iload," ns describod in the old ?ei'ords, now a part of tho cltyof Illch nond, and 10S acres on the Brook rurnplke, between Richmond and Glh ;o'i* Park,- *.' The commissioner was dlrected to (jlV__ boi-id, ig. .tt,S _.uma Q*_ ..16,0v(l_ . by the, audltlng committee named at the last session of the Legislature. Al? though hc has made no public. state ment of acceptance, lt ls thought I*** Wlll undertako the work. If he decldes to do so, he may eommcnce It at hts pleasure and carry lt on In hls own tlme. as tho report wlll not have to be made untll the meetlng of the next General Assembly In 1.10. The Mayor wlll very probably be prcsaed Into servlce by the Democrats on the stump thls fall. He had hls llrst experience as an otit-of-town campalgner about three years ago. when Chairman Klly son setit hlm to Chnrlottc, Nottoway and otlier Soutlislde countles to make speeches for the Democratic tlckct. Political life has proved a great nor. elty to the Mayor. and whether execut Ing hls othclal duties or on the stump making tlery campaign speeches for hlmself or hls party, he has ajways appeared to enjoy it. If he should enter the leglalatlve branch of the gov? ernment ns a member from hls war.l he would no doubt undertako to carry out n number of rc-forms which he has declared for In hls varlous campaigns. SATISFIEO WITH PRRTYTICKET Local Republicans Boost Taft, Platform, Sherman and All. Republican conventlon aftermath was the feature ln political clrcles last nlght, and promlnent men in both par. tles were dlsctissing the proceedlngs at Chlcago and the outlook for tho campaign now about to be launched. The nomination of Secretary Taft for the first place on the ticket caused no general surprlse, so the greater part of the discussion related to the putting on of Congressman Sherman, of New York. when there had been practlcally no talk of hls name In thls connectlon. Tlie tlcket and platform appear to sult the Republican loaders. Some ot them are lndulglng ln the usual cam? paign talk about the probablllty of car? rylng Virginia for their party, but they do not lay a great dcnl of stress on thls polnt, and would probably be aa much surprlsed as the Democrats shouldi such a thlng happen. A proml? nent Federal ofllce-holder, ln reviewing the work of tho conventlon last nlght, declared that hc was hlghly pleased. nnd that, ln his opinion, the ticket would sweep the country. He expressed tho bellef that the result In Virglnla would bo close. The Demucrntic Slde, Thls view was promptly combated by a'Democrat who was present. and though he admltted that Mr. Bryan would probably lose conslderablo strength among tho business element ln Richmond, Lynchburg, Petersburg and other cltios, yet the rank and file out In tho rural sectlons would rally under hls banner as loyally as they dld Iu 1SDK or 1900, in both ot which ciuti palgns he swept the State. The gen? eral impresslon prevails here that Mr. Sherman wus put on tho tlcket, not only to save tho Eastern section, but also for the reason that he is wealthy and wlll probubly glve liberally to the campaign fund. Again, hls experience' and success as a campaign manager woro potent factors In hls favor. Ho Is at present chairman of the Natlonal Roptiblfcan Congresslonal Committee, and in this capacity managed the cam? paign of 1900. Hlts l.on**,- llee.ird. Mr. Sherman has been ln Congresi for twenty years; is a lawyer by pro fesston, and prosident of the Utlca Trust nnd Deposit Company nnd the New Hartford Canning Company. both of which aro powerful factors In the bus? iness communlty of hls section. He is reputed to be a man of grent wealth, and will very .probabl*. mako liberal porsonul contrlbutions, In addltion to lendirig hls Influence In "tho llne of Induclng othors to contrlbute. No local Republican leador appeared to be at all dlstressed because Vice-Fres ident Fairbanks was left off the tlcket. Somehow, though regarded as a good man, ho never seemed to have the qual Itlos for stlrrlng up enthuslasm, and the party men here have not shown any great lnterest in hls asplrations. The delegates and alternatos who attended the convention from thls soo tlon of the State aro expected to return to-nlght or to-morrowr Messrs. C. Rldgwny Moore, of thls clty, and M. J. Enrlght, of Goochlnnd, wero the dele gutes l'rom this district, and Messrs. Hoyail E. Caholl, of Richmond, and Thomas 11. Smith, of Manchester, al tornntes.. They all went, and were en thusiastic Kupjiortors of Taft from th? fitaru.