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Women's and Misses' Coats Reduced!
Wc are offering big rcductions in Women\s and Misses' Winter Coats. A big rcduction?in time means something to women. No coat in this lot is reduced less than one-tbird thc former price. Women's nnd Mlsses' Long Coats. just thc thing for nuto wear; some have the "l'rcsto" collar, in black. blue, green and ftrcy; original price (Pl _ QQ $27.50; reduced to. *HH,UO Children's Coats, made of serviccable cloth; these Coats sold up to $10.00; re- <PQ QQ duced to. 0*Jc_?O Women's aud Misses' Long Coats, of grcy mixturcs, covcrt cloth, broadcloth aml mannish effects; prices rangv from $15.00 to 520.00; reduced to-.. Children's Coats, mcdium wcight. size from 6 to 12 years; former price $4.98; re- <P| QQ $7.50 duccd io Women's and Misses' Suits Reduced! In connection with tbe above sale we are selling Women's and Misses' Suits at a big rcduction. Re membcr, each Suit bears Miller & Rhoads' standard of quality. Don't Missthis sale. Women's and Misses' Junior Suits, in serges and other wcar ablc materials. mostlv. navy blue; sold from $15.00 <?C QQ to 518.75; reduced to ?pU.*/0 Wonien's and Misses' Suits, made of fine broadcloths and other dcsiruble materials, in black and colors; suits in this lot sold for $35, $40 and 545; re- C1 Q 7C duccd to. OlO. i O A small lot of Women's and Misses' Tailored Suits, in grey and black and othcr staple colors; sold early in thc season for $22.50 and $25.00; <_/_ QQ reduced to. vJ/?i_?0 This lot of Women's and Misses' Suits, made of matcrial suitable for early spr.ng; made to sell from $27.50 to 535.00; reduc tl (PIO Cf\ Exhihition of the New 1910 Silks! This week we are making an exhibition of the popular New Silks for early spring. Tussorah Shantung) $ "J QQ Tussorah Ottomanl Tussorah Serge - -J l yard Motora Diagonalj$1.50 Pongee-j Ayard Mot ora (Scc Broad Slreet wiiidow display or write for samples.) ffilES PETTUS I.1THGHMOHD Relative Telcphoncs V.arn.ngs. to Henry Hotchkiss, Whom i Murder er Threalened. Bellef that Wllllam II. Pettus, slayer ot a nefiro woman, an.l the man wlio tlu- morning after be. had cut tbe : tiiroat nf tho woman and hidden her body under a bed iu a houso on Ntno teienth Street about ihreo years aso, lias returned to l'.iclmioiid bceanio praetlcally certaln yesterday morning. A inan who sald hc was a relative ut -thc murderer telephonod to Henry s. HotcnKlss, at whose door at 7 East I Franklin Street, a whlte man arnied i wlth a revolvcr attempted to galn ad-1 mlttanco Saturday night, that Pettus j liad beon scen recently in Petersburg, j and that lio was ilrunk at tlio tlmc .Other Information is thnt Pettus was Been on a car coming to Richmond, nml that he was also drunlc then. Thls ?Information Icnds strengtii to tbe b? llef that Pettus is -bnck, and further li-trength to tlu- supfrasiilonAs added by the fact that iele.rr_.j5n "innuiry to Co liimbus, ()., and to Colorado brought' .the replles that no inan answerlng to the name and descrlptlon of Pettus is ln citlier of the penitentlaries of those States. Major Wcrrier hag ordered tlie ofli r< i.- of both distrlcta i? bc- ..n tbe .Ipokout for Pettus, aml to have lilm arrested on slght. lio is regardod as n. dangerous man. and uo chance wiil I>e given hlm to coinmlt another mur d< r. Mr. llotchklsg ana others whom pet? tus threatened wlth death before he left ibe city, has taken . teps to guard Lhlmself, and no stranger vho knocks oi his door again wiil he admltted. Pettua was triert for tlu: murder of jthe woman an.l for tbo attempted mur y'der of his foreman on Broad Strocl. thc verdict beln;r thai bc was tompo ? rhrily Insane. He was taken to tho Ka-tern State Hospital ut Wllliams? burg, whero hc rcmalned only a short .time. On hls return lo Richmond ho ??< sent by hls rclatives to Colorado. Information of uneertain orlgln rcached Richmond soinc time attcr ?'?warils that Pettus h_.il been scntenced tc, tho ponltentlary in Ohio on cohvlc tlon of forgery. Thls lnforraalion was dlscredited yesterday, when it was If-aii.c-d tHat Pettus waa not known in . REQUISITION REFUSED Governor Mniiii A\ 111 .\oi lm.iTere lu (iih,. or Chlld In Dliue Mtis.um. Governor Mann yesterday decllned to lesuo a requlsition f..;- Frank Loslle Qrlgg. now in l-'lorlda, wanted in Clics terlield county for allogod abdUCtlon. Tlie caso was presented by Common. wealth's Attorney Gregory, who al? leged that Grigf. had taken fon-lble ro. .-<?.-. lon ni Franee_ Woaver. an eley eji-year-old glrl, ? ?..<! was e.-hibitlrig |?er in a show. As ii appeared from t> i papers lhat thcrc was somo forn r-f contract betweon thc glrl's mother *? ?!,.? Khownmn, by whlch thc glrl, f !-l t, :,. M>i|icthil!g f>f a freufc, was' ? - '?'?' appearances in dlmo muse. ? . tlie Governor decldcd that lher? yina no res --ii lo bellovo ihal tho i Lt],] was belng detained withuut tho con rfnt ff ILs parents. aud' thut if thn contract was not belng eariiod out, or th. chlld belng lmproporly trcated', lt was -i r.f'i"'' siibjcci f-.r thc loca) COi 11^ or for .-ivll a. tlon. Wlll Not 1,(1*0 Offlee. E>.putle_ in ib.- ofHco ..) Collector of Custorus Stewart wiil not be affeetpii Ijj hls renioval fr.om ofllce, as ihe pos tions are all filled unuer ihe -un ser> vl.e rcsulaiioiis. XV. Gay Smith Bn ? nri.i William McFttrland, depUty col [Icctoi au.I inspector. John H. Defarges -ls deputy of Uio euUD.url, at-Wci.t. I'olut PflYS 11,11 FOR HIM IN HEIHIGO Historic Residence Included With 1.312 Acres Sold in Varina District. A deed has been recordetl in the clerk's offlce nf llenrico county, con veylns rrom Mr. and Mrs. .lolm C. C. Mayo, ot Palntsvllle, Ky., nml ^v. g, 13miley. of Carlisle, Ky., to Alvaii E. Davls, of Natchez, Mlss.. Varina I'nrni. twelvo mllea br-lov.- tliis c-ity. Tho farm contalns 1,312 acres, and ivns sold. tor $90,000, tlie hlghest price paid for u llenrico farm in many years. Varina farm ia ono of thc cildest places in the county. having been the site. of the flrst county seat. Tne house, whlch was huili in colonial tlmes, is of brlck and has been per fectly preserved. During the selge ol Riclimond, in the Clvll War; it was tiio sceno of many corifllcls, ancl ls now scarred with rifle pits ancl larger lortilications. Though ln the midst of the eonfllet. it has been kept up, far better than most of tlie old farifis, ancl ls to-day consldered one of the best plac-cs on the lower James. Mr. Davls has nol yet decided just what he will do wltli the farin, but it is generally thought that he will move 1.1 thc county 10 llve. I.HAIN EXCHANGE XOTIFIGD OT CAI'T. McIVrVKK'S DEATH A general meeting of the members ni the Hiclunond Graln Exchange was lield yesterday mornlng. . I'resiclent Jno, ll. Casy, who prosldod, announced the death of Captaln James D. Moln lyre (who for thlrty years bad been 1 member "of tbo exchango), aml stated tliat the meeting was called to take -ticli action as miglit bo deeiued proper. W . K. Johnston moved that thf presl? dent appoint" a speclal commlttee of three to draft sultable resolutlons of respeet, th0 committee to report to un idjoiii-necl nieoling to |)C hold thls mornlng at 11:30 o'clock. The presl? dent appolnted XV. C, Bentley. XV. R. Johnston and ll. ;rt. Savage ns thc commlttee to report to tho meetlnc to-day. HARD TO DROP But Many Drop lt. A young Calif. wife talks about coffee, "h was hard to drop Mocha and java aud give Postum a Inal, but my nerves werc so shattered that I was a nervous wreck and ol' course that means all kinds ol ails. "At first I thought bicyclc ridine, caused ii and I gave- it up, but mv condi? tion remathed unchaiigcd. I did not want tn acknowlcdgc coffee caused the trouble for I was very fond of it. At that time a friend came lo livc with us, and I noticed that after he liad been with us a week he would not drink liis coffee any more. I asked him Ihe reason. Ht rcplied.'l have not had a ncadachc sinne 1 left olf drinking coffee, some nionths ago, till last week, here at your table. one can like coffee ine Postum!' J said 1101 hiii when l began again, l don't see how any anyway, after drink _. but at once ordered a package of Postum. That was livc nionths ago, and we have drauk 110 coffee since,.except on two becasion's when we lunl company, and thc result each time was thal my husband could not sleep, but lay awakc and tossed aml talkcd half thc night. Wc werc conviiiced that coffce caused his suffering, so ho returned lo Postum, coiivinccd that cbffce was an enemy, instcad of a friend, and hc is troublcd 110 more by insomnia. "I, niysclf, have gaiticd _ pntiinds in WClght, and my nerves have ceascd to quivqr. il .secins su casy now to quit coffee tliai caused our aches and ails and take up PiL-ttim." Read the little book, "Thc Road lo Wellvillf," 111 pkgs. "There's a Reason," Ever read thc above lctter? A new one appcars from time to time. They are fcemiinc,. true nnd full of hurnan iutciest- "^ EMIl LODGE OPENS TO-NIGHT Three Grancl Mastcfs From Uliicr .States Exp'e'c'tecl (o Attcncl. CALLED COMMUNICATION Grand Officers Entcrtained in Oklesti Lodgc Room in United States The Qrand Lodgo of Virginia, An clcnt. 1'reo and Accepted Masons, will meet In Hiinuni comniunicatlon ln tho Masoillc Temple, on Broad .Stroet, at 7:30 o'clock this cvening, and it is Inferred from tho notlces on tho table of the grand .secretary thal thls an? nual coiumiinlcat'Ion wlll bc ono of the most largely attcndetWn the history of the. Grnud T.odgc. Thc Masons Iteep thelr affairs much to tliomselvcs; nnd lt ls not known out side of the mystle clrcle.s just what business wlll come up thnt will call together such a largo attendancc ot" tho men of thc mystle tie, but there seems to be no doubt tliat they wlll br; here in full force. and tliere Ls no Iclllng what they wlll bo dolng dur? ing tho threo days uf thelr sessions. lt has ieafced out, however, that an uriusual feature of thls annual com munlcation wlll bo tho presorico of tho grand rriasters of threo othcr Grand Lodgos?-Maryland, Massachiisetts nnd Pennsylvanla. Just what brlngs those grancl masters to the Virginia juris dictlon is not known outsldc of, the craft, but the prosumpttdri iu that thov aro just on a pleasant nnd brothcrly vlslt to tho land of tlie okle.st Masonlc jurisdictlon in Amerlca. Held .MceMng ?>ik( Alijtit. Thoso grand ofTicorH from noighbor itig State jurisdictions wero most eor clially welcomed last nlglit ai a. called comrnunlcatlon of Riclimond namioipii , Lodge. No. 10, one of tho oldest Ma-1 sonic lodges ln thc country. This interest ing mootlng was held in tho oldest Masonlo hall in the United States. whlch Is located on Kast Franklin .Stroet. For the cdlfioatlon of the visitlng celebritlos. tho lriaster's degrco was conferred on a "livc can dldate," and tliere wero other altrae tions. The lodgo was largely attendod. not only by tlie members. but by vlsit ing Masons from all over tho State. including neariy all of tlie ofTicers of the Grand Lodgc, and by vlsltors from every subordlnato lodgo in tiio city. Tiio members of Richmond Uandoiph Lodge, No. 1? mcot in thc same old hall on Franklin Street in which La Fayettc was once entertalned. ancl from whlch the Masonic funeral of Chlef Justlce Marshall took place. Tho business or the Grand I/bdgo wlll bo comploted by Thursday nlght. when the bodj will bc closed iu nmple form, and not "adjourned," as stated. Masons never "adjourn" their lodges. for they are perpettial. They slihply "close" tliem for tlie time being. tl .1, NOTIFY LEGISLATURE Governor Mnnn "Wlll Send Spcclnl Mcss iikc on Dentli ?f .hidce GrlniMcy. Governor Mann will send a special nies.-i.igr to tho Legislaturo to-day pfflclally notlfylng that body of tho doath of Judge T>( A. Grhusley, of the Nlnth Judlclal Circuit. whose funeral was hold at Culpeper yesterday. As tlic General Assembly is now ln ses? slon, that body wlll elect a suecessor for thc term whicli explrcs ln 1011. Instcad of tho Governor maklng nn appolntment, as would otherwlse bo tlie caso. Tho Governor yesterday deslgnated Jitclgo j. F. West. of Wavorly, to hold a part of tho February term of thc Corporatlon Court of Petersburg for Judge Mullen. who is dlsqualified from slltlng in certaln cases. The Governor was ofliclally Informo.l that Judge Danlel Grlnnan, of the Chancery Court of the cliy of Rich? mond. who has been recuperating from an operation for appendlcitis, had re? turned to tiie city. ancl was rcady to rosumo hls judlclal posltlon. The past term of tlie court has boen held by Jiidgo Krnest ir. Wells. of Manchester, who was spcclally deslgnated. AH(ll.\ii-;.vi' ?l-'OR TO-DAY IX C'OUIIT OT APPEALS Tha I'nliod States Clrcult Court nf Ap? peals wlll to-dny hear argument in th" caso ot ihe J.ong I'ole. Lumber Cumpuny. plaiutlif ln error, against CharlcB Oroos, defendant ln error; ln error to llio Unttod States Cir? cuit Court for llio WcBterri Distrlct ot Vlr clnln at Lyncliburs. P- II. Caboll, of rtich mond, and V, L. Hexton and John rtobcrts. of Pocahontas, rupresent thr plainilft in ??i-ror. and W, lt. Worth; of Tazowell, aml 11. A. Itoutli. or t.obanon, aro attomoys for the <lef.:ndaiit ln error. I'w IIDICT BOYS FOR ftSSAULT ON KIDO Grand Jury Returns Fifteen True Bills for February Term. Fifteen liulietnieuls werc returned yesterday by tho grand jury, whlch was eomposed of .1. II. Frlschltorn, fcrcman; Fred n. Garber, 1!. M, Gwath n.ey, ti. llarvey Clarkc, 11. T. Ilil! (col? ored), u. XV. lto-untroe, ir, T. Kllysori, nnd George Schoen. The trua bills wero as follows: Ad lee, btirnliig (charged with settiug lirc to the houso oi" her omployer, ('. \\r. SIihh); Sldney W. Book, housobredUlng; Coloman t'huppoll and William Wllkes, mallcloiis wouniling (assaull upon .1, D. Kldd, who was knocked unconscious Whllo rolurning homo with a girl sohio months ago); Rebecca Wudloy, gnuid liitcony; Algie tl. llughos, attenipt at murilcr; David .luckson, cOCUlno; Jo? seph Johnson and Joseph llarrls, ma* liclous woundlng; Uoosc.vo.il Jackson, criminal assault; Thomas Prlco nnd Kvorott Iloliannou, niallclruiM wounil? ing (nssault upon .1. D. Kidd); Napo leon itrunlcr, grand larconyi Sle Proa Bor, houaebreaklngi Mddiu Sharpe, ut lenipi al mui-cler; l.awronco Trewallcr, grand larconyi ,1. K. Thomas, tnaliclouti woiiiKliug, aud Charles AVilliams, houscbrcuking, IMiirrlcil iu WimbiiiKtou. A maiTiage lleoiiso ivan lesuod In Wash Iiibiou yentorday to l-lrnest l? Musaet und Mlss Cladys ll. MoOowell. both ot thin i-lty. Mr. Masn.'l livuii ut .14 North Twi-nttuili Streot, und hls brldo ls a rcnldont of Churph Hlii. Thoy win malte tboir futuru homo ln thla city. ..wiu-rc tbu uridwopui la ciiiplojcct S BATTLE T Legal Contcst. on [iis.riict.bns Covcrs WJdc Rangc uf Authoritics. ARGUMENT IN CHIEF TO-DAY Question Believed i" llatlg on Guod Faitti of M?i" Who Criticized Satuiders. Argument on Intrlentc inw polnts Involved ln the dnmiigo suit of Clyde XV. Saunders ng.-iinsi Adon A. Yoder nnd tlu- JVllllaniH Prlnting Coiupnny continued yest'orday, After some delay Ihe jury, which wns ..llled :il 11 A. M., was adjouriic.l over untll tho same hour to-day, ln order thnt counsoi might present certaln cltatlons to vn.es ar gucd a.s preccdents, Thc greater parl ol tho -1,-iy was taken up wlth thc argument of Charles V. Meredith, counscl for tlio defense, who brought to thc attentlon of the court a widc ran-'- of .loclslons ol Amcrican and Engllsh Justlcea as to tho meanlng of llbcl and thc restrlo tlons to bo placcd on ibe freedom of Lhc press. Ilis eontcntlon In the main wag that ciltlchiins ..r publlc ofllcets md dlocusslon of thclr past rccords, imtli as citizens and olficc-holdersi dur? lng a campalgn foi rc-elcctlon, wus prlvllcged. Attorneys for Saunders tricd to show from thc same authori? tles that while the publlc rocord of a publlc man or offlcc-haldcr was publlc ?roperty, yet tho prlvate character nnd oersonal record even ..: .. publlc polit ical lea.lor was nol ,: legal or proper subject for attaek. Widc Itungc of ( IIiiIIoiik. Thc argument on thc Instructlons bc 5an al !' i.'clock yesterday morning, Ihe attorneys for convenlence adjourn ng to tlio rooms ot ih" Court of Ap? peals ln thc state Mbrary bulldlng, iyhero tho court attendnnts were kept jusy brlnglng in armloads of law vol init-s from tho law library, from whlch 'Itatlons wero constantly made. At 1 O'clock ib.- jury assemblad, hoplng o recelvo tho Instructlons of the court ;iid dcterminc tlio case !;ut law points till .ntorvened, aml after some dolay udge Ingram consi'nted to ne'ar fu: hor nrguuient on some of the technlcal ssucs. Many of ihe speutators who ad guthered to hear tho argument in bief rcmalncd to hca- u Icarn.d dis ussion of common law polnts nml )'.' ractlce of Amerlcan and Knglish I,-.' ourts, with a perpetually recurring attle of wits between iho leadlng punsel on each side. Throughout the day Judge Ingram ave no imlication of hls uttitu.lc on i" vartpua Instructlons offered by pposing counsel. From time to time e made prlvate notes an.l sometimes sivcd uio page and volume 0| uome Plnlon belng quqted. as though ho Ight wlsh to refer to it again. At i. ciose oi uie argumenl lie took all the Instructlons pfTerod and rotired - his prlvate ofllce; The attorneys ln loatea that their argument ?n the istructions had closed. 1 Freedom oi thr it.?* Among ih,. ,?._,-,,s ?.llk,!l ??;, il6r<] ith sought to stistain we,-e that when man performs an-, publlc act he ls ' .c^rltta.r1 ?> PU,bl'C "'ltlcl*ni: thai ^u8of0nfaOcV0tharn.u,.h '"V" ":""? -ere prlvl.cgk 'a..,, 'ffi1, ^^/'the roper crlticlsm or those 6fferin_. fo. ubllc offlco. ,r,.. (lill 110t a.-g,^t ,?u io y,dor statementfl In regard to aunoers wore necessarlly truo. but el.l that Yoder had believed thom to i eoTd _aj_h had lmae the co???n._ nju-lng this argument .Mr. Scott. of pposing counsel, showed somo signs f amu8ement..anil soverai tlmes no.i iat Mr. Morcilth h__ sald. I? ?eply e read section i.ofithe Bill.of Rlghts om ih,. Constitution of Vlrglnla; hich says: The freedom of thfe-press 'lortv i RT'atpst hulwarks of ,,Y i, I .an l",v',i- '"? lostialned hy despotlc croyernments; and any t/ei may freely speak. wrlte and ublish hls sentlments on all subjects, eing respon.sible for tho abuse Of that r,I.,V,a,. ..' .ue ,a*t c'lilu?. "ta-ted Mr. colt that the suit wa.s bascd. the buso of a constitutlonai right Tho argument bcforc tho Jurv wlll e able aml ylgorous. Each or the at Drneys I.s to bo allowed two hours. ho ease may ,,,,-,, the ju,.y t0.n|?ht ' tho court ls prepared t0 rule on the istructions thls morning ?'ii.l.iii.iii l.nlcr.il. &y._trrdnv Z^T' U> ih<C[iy C,rcu" .T'V,'.,,','"''" Co'?n?ny ugain8l John M. ing, tiaclhiK oa ,;,,. nichnjoml Coal Com hose Who Would Build New Post-Office Must Be Ready hy March 17. Charles <? 1, UPOrvlsIllg a; tates. yesienl twart, cusl. IS, to ask foi 'Ol'k of e.instr t RIohiiKuiii ilttcd U, ii,., 7. nml a.s __, ible thc couir ie work beg, f drawlng,,. U! ?hich wiil 1,,. I'dei- that :,., mnv have n Whon blds w i'or niinicrous Ut none luu icni.s. H v lllUlgQ Ibe ,]r;i niper, asslstunt to the illect of tlie Unltoil - Instructod Josoph D. ' of ihe Fodoral bulld uev>- blds covcrlng tho ctlng a new post-ofllco ln- blds must "bo .sub -overnmout by March 1 lieroafter as practl t wlll bo awarded and . Thoro are slx sets I speclllcatlons, ono of ?nt to Mr. Stowort. ln who de.slro to Inspocl s privllego. '?.- askod for lust suin estlmatos wcro made, wlthin tho rpqulre ?i thon lioccKsary to i. and thls task lia_. con a cillllciili ono, lt ls bolloved now. ov.-ev.i-, uiui !,,,. ,M.oposoil plans may e eiirile,) ?1|t ?,|lM|, Ul(J jlmtts ot tho pproprlatlon, v.ll|,.h ai|0W(, $.00,000 ir th0 hulltllng und ?12S,0U0 for ei|iiip leni. Ihd-Q i. ,,n Ultlllti0nai amount )r lurm. hiie-.j Mr. Stowart >r deinollslii resont ,i,,.| lUSt be li, ?ui'k wiil be nd a;-: bulhj turt lintll ii 10 nilihii. ,,, s uilvorllsed for blds aucl lemovliig tho I'.uilfllug, und tliose I'ebriiiuV TL Tllls i-ocosh for slxty days. opeialions wlll I'0' jompletcd, It may "? Aprll hoforo any work done un tlw.vcawai bulldlns' pPl'Dor.. FINAL REDUCTIONS ON MEN'S FUR-L1NED OVERCOATS Our entire stock of Fur-Lined Overcoats will be on sale this morning at tne following reductions: $65.00 Coats, previously reduced to $48.00* now.$41.50 $75.00 Coats, previously reduced to $58.00, now.$50.00 $100.00 Coats, previously reduced to $78.00, now.$69.50 $115.00 Coats, previously reduced to $90.00, now.$82.50 $135.00 Coats, previously reduced to $95.00, now..$87.50 GANS-RADY COMPANY 90AOO ILL PftY SPF.EOINE FINE urc Commissioncrs Take Blame for Violating Law While on Official Inspcction. Uccognlzing Ihelr moral obligations. icmbers of thc Board nf l-'tre Com* I ilsaloncn decided laat nlght to pay ut ot thelr Individual furids tlu- linc i' sr.O Imposed by Pollce Justico | frutchfield for oscecdlng the speed mlt whlle thc board was ongaged ln s ofilclal Inspectlon of engine liouao*. Besidea actual niembera i f thc com tisslon, severai othera ivero ln the irs nt the tlmo of tho Inspectlon, but ie board toolt the blame tuul cosl ?i itnclf. The chargo was brought irectly against Presldent Charles ??*. aylbr, of thc commlsslon. Tho amount ill bo pald lo Justici Crutcliflcld this 'orniiiK. Tho entlre board, wltli the tception c.r Captaln <i. Watt Taylor,! as present. at thc meeting". Tho board appolnted as substltutcs I i probation, A. <;. Ciirran, of Trucfc ompuny No. .:; .1. T. Balley, of Truck o'mpa'ny No. 1; A. A. Smlth, of Engine iinpany No. 0, ajid Albert Relves, ofj ngino Company No. 12, Tho follow g substltutcs, havlng served thelr ?obatlon terms, wero admitted Into e service: C. 1.. Atkinson. Kngine iinpany Xo. 2; C. .1. IVoody, Kngine jmpany ..... 2. C. it. Epps. Kngine nnpany No, 11; Cornwallis Thotnpson. -u.-k Company Ho. 2. i: I.. SlinniB. ?iic-u Company No. i. Tho reslgnatlons or >.;. M. Wheat, of tiglno Company No. i. an.l .':. A. Gen y. station llreman of Truck Coni my No. I. wero received. and K, W. all and C. J. Woody were prunioted thelr places. ALUMNI SMOKE nshlngton and i,ce,\icn Jleel ?i ,lcf rcrsoii Holcl To-Mornm- Nlght. The Itichmond Alurnni of Wauhlng n and l-.ee; Unlver_lty, will havo ap' ithuslastlc inectlng at iho .leitersoi Otel to-morrow evenlng ai U o'clock, iien a. smoker will bo Kivon by tlu. eal alumni of thal Instliutlon. Colo i Jo Dano Stern, presldent of thi cal assoclation, will pre*dde. Dr. sorge II. Denny, presldent of tbo ut.. ti-sity, will bo present and ?pcak. Mn r Wm. A. Anderson wlll say sotnr ing on behalf of tho alumni, and ilin ,S. Mttnce on bebalf of the board trustoes. Dr. a. B. Striokler wlll ? oak of the university under tbo ad* intstration of General Robert i: _ee Carrlncton Moselov wlll road ? i_t." r froin KiankA. Nelson, of Cha'tta ioga, Tenn., presldent of the Alumni Washington aml Lee, glvlng soi iggostlons as to matters t.. be dl'g issed ai tlic- meeting. Tho following have nccepted lnvlta ons to bo present: Colonei Jo i-ine ern. T XV. Kllett. George B. Haw Randolph Tuckor. M, I:. Turnbull. I. Ho.-old. w. Dewey Cook... a. R irrlck, Stuart McB.ryde. \v. B. Keezell ^Carrlngton Moslcy, Dr. S. B. -Moon. i"/ Jlunoe- r>r- Morrlson HutChc "' .'."? f'foi'go ir. Denny. Dr. G. U. nckle.-. Major W. A. Anderson. A. A ouser, F. 1). Stevenson, R. M. Flre ?Ugli. U t. Stonoburner. ln: Rlohard blmpson. R. D. ThompHon, John Tt. ider.-on. .Ir.. J. ?_ Bosseux, C. u. An ?n, .1. E. Tnrner, Major Miles M artln. Colonei B. O. James, W w' irgrave, Dr, IO. Watson .lames" and iUES INSURANCE COMPANY rs. IvIdk AxUH Jiidgmcnl for Two Pollcies ou Mfc of lluHbnnd. Mrs. Elanchc T. Klng fl]ed two suits ;ainst the South Atlantic I.ifo In ranoo Company yesterday in thc Law id Equlty Court. ono for $1,000 and o other for $5,000. each basod on In rancc policlcs on thc llfe of her lato isliarul, George T. King, who diod Oc. her 25, l!i0?. Mrs. Klng slmply pro nts the policios in evldenco, and sets rlh in her petltion, nied by Attorney lui A. Lamb. that she has cdmplleil tli all tiie logal reriiilremonts as the noflclary named in thc pollcy. and ks a judgment for the full amount, ymcni having bceu re.fusetl. Thf. llcy for $1,000 wns taken out somo no ago. tho largor ono having been nied in .luly, 1 nor*. about threo jntli.s boforo Mr. King's death. Sult Iustltiited, ' ult Wns liislUiited yesterday ln jbe r,aw J Eqiilty Court by tbo Eotqrsburg Dry ods Company agalnst .1. n. Kussell for ...ANNOUNCEMENT... Tho Underwood Typcwriter Company invites tho. public to witness an cxhibition of rapid and accurato tvpcwriting by MISS ROSE L. FRITZ, (Champion Typist of the World), at their office, 1212 East Main Street, between thc hours of 12:15 and 1:30, February Sth, 9th, 10th and 11th; Business men, stenographcrs and students are espe? cially invitcd to attend. E. H. CLOWES; Manager. FROM RAILROAD i Mrs. Jones Awarded Verdict ir Suit Against South Carolina Road. Aftor wlnning In tho State and Ped< ci.il courts cf South Car..lina. Mr. f.oiin. ,\. jonos, of Georgetown, wai again vlctorious yesterday. when ar opinion by Judge I'rltchard. of thf l.'nitc-fl States Circult Court of Appeals, afltrmed tiio judgmont by whlch tlu widow wlll recover $7,r.oo from th. Goorgotown antl Western RallroaO Company. Followlng; tho death of her hushnml. JOmos a. Jones. on December ;i, 1901] attorney.. for Mrs. Jones lllod Hiilt ln the Court of Common I'leas, in George? town. for JfiO.000. She waa awarded $7,G00, and tho verdict w-ius sustalned in tho Supreme Court. Thc ca?<o got lnto thc l-Vdrrai courts, whon lawyora for tho widow flled a pctltion to inter vene ln a __ylt whlch hnd beon flled agalnst the reoelver of tho rallroad, on tlio ground that hor clalm had not been paid. Judgmont was granted by Judge McDowoll. ot thc Unlted -Statea I'lreiilt Court, at Charleston, S. c, ;<nd an appeal to iho Court of Appeals was allowed. Jones was cmployed as a lo-emotlvo engineer by thc Georgetown and West? ern. an.l the basls of Mr*. J, ,?._?_ Clalm was that nogllgonco on Its part caused her husband'a death. The com pan-. attempttd to thwart thi.. by ;,l legtng contributory negllgonce on the part of the employe. Tho titlc or the >.i..e is |>, .\. Wilcov. roeelver of the Georgetown an.l Western Rallroad Company, appellant, vs. Leiia a. Jones. admlnlSti-atrlx of James A. Jone?, de ceased, appellee. -tiiuliflr* ui i,u_nli_,i. Mr.. I.la B. I'Ulllipa qualin.d yesterday In tho Ohancory Court aa guanlian of Marcu ret l.. nnd Ida I.liicali.tli rtiiin_,_. infunt children of (l.neral Atonzo I.. I-hillips. Court Trrni Opens. The February term of the City Clrcull f'ouil urien.d resterday morning. an.l a number of ca.ei were _ct for irlal. Thero was a larse att.mlun.e of il.c bar of the TRfltl.Tlrli LONG 10STFATHER Lee Tatum, of Columbus, Neb., Writes Postmaster Allan to Help Him in Search. Expresslng a deslre to flnd his long lost father, I.ee Tatum, a seventeen year-old boy, of Columbus, Neb., has wrltten to th<_. Post-Ofllco Department to help hlm find hls parent. The pltl ful appeal was turned over yesterday by Postinaster Edgar Allan. Jr., to ihe Pollco Department. The detectlve. wcro unable to flnd Tatum, but It Is expected that, through th.. press, he wlll learn of Kla son's deslre and cor rospond wlth him. I.ee Tatum wrllcs that hls mothe died elght years ago. and that his father loft his homo almost Imrnedi ately, slnco when he has not been heard from. The boy was brought up hy his grahdmother, with whom ho ls still living. He writes that his father's famlly llves in llichniond, and. that ho is anxious to find out where thoy are so that he may seo again the father who left hlm when he was but nlno years old. Th0 letter is well -wrltten, and Is couched ln good language, all ring ing tho note of affecttonato appeal. The boy's address is Kouto No. _, llax 18, Columbus, Neb. Sent on to Grand Jury. Bertlo Pemberton, colored, charged wllh broalslrig lnto tho storeroom of tlio Deon Run Hunt Club and Htealing 523 from W'il iifin, i? Nenle. a colored employe, pioaded gullty before -laslstrato T. .1. Puryoar yes- , torday niornlnjr and waB _eut on lo iho Aprll teriri of tho srand jury. IBSML'S OFFICE TO Smithcrs Qualifics, Thcn Pro cccds to Make Changes in His Office. Charles ti. Smithers, who auc-ceded Morgan Treat ;i? Unlted States marsh.il for tlic Eastorri Dlslrict of virglnia, yesterday quallfied beforo Judge i;d inund Waddill, Jr., ln tho Unlted States Distrlct Court, and gave bond ln the sum of JL'U.Ooo, with Iho Amerlcan Surot-y Company as siircty. Mr. Treat IramedtAtcly dellvered over tho kcy.?. and untll lato yesterday afternoon was busy sottllng hls accounts with tho government. Mr. Smithers. ,.,H hla flisl offirUl an notii.ooinont, .sald bo wouhj tranafcr hls maln oillce to Norfolk. an,i tho nec? essary books and papcrs werc ahlppcd to that dty yesterday afternoon. j. K. Weat, of Norfolk, wlll bo chlef dep? uty under the new marshal, aucceed Ing Captaln Asa Rogers. v,-ho wlll be an Bsslstant deputy, m eharge of tho ofTico in th'l* City. Mr. West waa as. slstant deputy under Jir. Treat. 11 r. Mnrpby becllne*. Deputy Marshal Murphy. Who hm i.eon assoclated wltli Jir. Treat. at BJehtrwnd, irV the past thr'-,. years, decllned to accept renppointrnent tit tho> hands r,f Mr. Smithers, although tiio positiou waa tendered htai Mr. Murphy. however, bad slffned .-? con? tract ?m, i, nrholesale coni nrm and ufli entm- upon hls now dutles u tti travellng representatlve to-day, nia terrltory will extend from Washing? ton, D. C, to Tatnpa, Fla, Mr. Treat highly commended liis form?r asslat ant and Mr. Smithers oxpressed re gret that ho would not csntlrruo Ih tifS servloe. Deputy Hollan.l wlll bo retalned at Norfolk. and Deputy .1. F. Clover wlll contlnu" iu chargo of tlie offlce at Alexandria. "i eannot toll now wheth? er theso nrrangomenta will bo pcrma nent." said Mr. Smithers, "i am walt ing to li'e'ar more about tho civil ser vice requlrementa." The clvll servlco ?uiiy affecta tho appointment of a chler deputy, and Mr. Smithers win not sav whether or nol Rogers, Ilolland and Glover will bo retalned permanently. T BYFALLIDIRT James King Has Arm Broken and Back Sprained by New Tunnel Cavc-In. Caught in ? sllght cave-ln ln the tunnel belng bullt frcm tlie Scabcard Alr I.lne Railway yards on Main Streot, beneath Broad Street, James Klng (colored i, was seiiousiy injured at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. hU left arm beln^ broken and hls back badly sprained. King was worklng hclow when, wlthout warning. the dirt Irom the slclcs began to fall, and ln c. second he was almost ontjrely covered. Oth? er workmen heard his crics and wlt nessod the accldent, and soon a force. with plck and shovel, was at wurjc digging hlm out from hls precarlous posltion. He was drawn out much frlghtoned and badly, but not danger oualy, hurt. Br. Womaclf, or the City Ambulanoe. who was called, treatecl the man ori the spot, aftorwards carrylng hlm home. Tho physician stated that the injuries, though palnful, wero not ne? cssarily dangerous. Dr. AVoinack was also called to at tend Edward Yost (white), who was hurt at the Richmond Drop Forging Company's plant. Whllo ho was work ing a piece of stocl flew orc and pene trated his left forearm. Dr. Wctnack dressed the wound and the man went liome. SAYS MINOR WAS DRUNK Herlierl Moore, in Yeurs Old, Just Out of Pollce Court ou Snnu* Chnrgc. Herbert Moore, whlto. ninntoon years old, was arrested last nlght on a eharge of being drunk, thls belng tho second allegod offense roglHtcred agalnst him in thn last two days. Un wns arrested on tho saine chargo Sun? day night, but was dlainlssed from courl yesterday with a small flne. tho fact that ho wns a mlnor apparently not belng taken lutn account. Uis Vioast last nlght was that ho had booji in every bar around iho Old Markot. Whether ho aclually entered the bars or had tho whlakey brought out t" hlm rornalns to ba seon after ho glvcs ln hls own testlmony. , Albert T-ewls, colorod, was arrested hy Detectlvo Sergoant Wlltshiro nn suspiclon of having commltted larceny. Ben Wobster, colored, vvau arrested ou a warrant sworn out hy hls wlfe, who charged hlm with havlng clcanetl her homo of all Its furnlRiro and then havlng added In.iury to l|isult by kicking hor all over tha place. Web stor, who was arrostoil not far from tho station, refused to walk. But Offl? cer Oentry decided that -wa/lklng waa tn lio tho order of tho day, and AVeb at.ii walkcd,