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Richmond's Greatest Book
Sale Starts To-Day We have just inaugurated thc greatest book sale ever known, includlng choice subscription sets of His torv. Travel, Poetrv, Fiction, etc, by thc most noted authors of the world, AT ABOUT 25 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR. ? ? ,.-. Handsome illustrated catalogs are ready and will be given free upon request. lf you are interested in books we would advise you not to miss this remark able event. These Books cannot be bought again at any price. If vou live out of the city, let us have your name and address, and we will mail you a copy of our book catalog free. De Maupassant This beautiful new cdition de luxc contains his complete novels and short story master picces, includlng seventeen brii liant short stories never before translated. lOvolumcs. Three quarter leather binding. Sub. Price, S49.00. .. Sale Price, $11.25 Same in extra cloth binding, vellum labels, gilt tops. Sub. Price. $35.00. Sale Price, $7.50 Shakespeare 20 Volumes. The art bindings, shot silk (mauve), silk head bands, vel? lum labels. Gold tops. Sub. Price. $60.00. Sale Price.. $14.50 Three-quarter leather (dark blue), levant grain. Sub. Price, $90.00. Sale Price, $22.50 Full levant grain leather. Rolled gold inside covers. Sub. Price, $130.00. Sale Price, $29.50 Dickens Fine limited numbered edi tion de luxe. Complete works in 20 volumes, 160 illustrations. Three-quarter leather bind ?ing. Sub. Prlce, $90.00. Sale Price, $22.50 Same in cloth. Sub. Prlce, $60.00. Sale Price, $14.75 CUT OFF ALONG THIS LINE MILLER & RHOADS, Richmond, Va.: Please send without cost to me your new illustrated cata? logue containing complete information and prices of your books as advertised. Name .. Street.. County. City. State . iming in m LOST Robert Allen's Sister Tells Coun? ty Officer He's Been Missing Two Weeks. Hearing of lho unknowil 'man who was locK.d up in th. county jan Sun? day att.ruooii, .ul__ Allen, a sister ol KoDert -v.i.ii, went to tho eourtnouse yesterday iiioruing, noping ta.it mignt o_ her brotuor, tvuu disappeared irom hunio January IT, and lias not oeen heara trom since. Aiier lookvig ai tne man, who hus not spoken a ivuru o? Jingilsh and appears io hear very indistiucuy, sne .uook her nead and leit to sc-urch else where. Accoicung to ner story, her brother, who is a \*"idower wlth two small chll? dren, had been llving uith her and ?working _ . tiie Ri.chmond Cedar VV"orks. Qn the .(i"i_'u-o_,'_anuary lt, she sald, he departed suddenly, leaylhg the chll? dren with her. Allen qult nis job at the Cedar Works without collectln. two weeks" wages. At tlu jail yesterday Miss Allen sald her brother was addlcted to _*precs, and at times was not responsible for hls action.. She thought lie mlght have vandered away aml * been arrested while under the inlluence of liquor. She now fears that hc- wa.s inurdered or met wlth some fatal accident. A commlsslon of luna'oy was held yesterday over the prlsoner, whose narne ls yet unknown. and he was ad judged insane. Mnj- Convey Church r-ropc"*<y. An order waa entere. yesterday In the City Clrcult Court granting the petition' of the trustees of the First Unltarlan Chitrch, atithorizing them to convey to the American I'nitarian As? sociation the property known as 1017 T'ark Avenue. Kreet Xew Store. D". and 1". Mitteldorfer seeured a biilldins: permlt yesterday ti. erect a two-story detached brlck store, 214 North Third Street. the cost of whlch has not yet been ftxed. What City Departmemts Get in Budget for Work of Eexi Year. On Account of Appropnatr-d Interest .? tr,'!' i Redemptlon . I.4.M. 7 lntc.i-.-6t and redemptlon?Expense. Interest and redemptlon?Water bonds . Statt as6L-asors, IMO. jVssessmenl of taxtB. Collectlon tax< s. Collectlon o'J deiinquent tax..-.. Advertising aecouni. Audltor's ortier contlneenl fund... Board of Health? ExpenSfB . . .Sanltar;.- imp. of milk e;ipi I ? iai Charlties? Clty Home ex Clty Home pi Clty Homo. pi sioii coal. Citv Home. n and c _uipi C|t of liinailcs. Cemeterles? Oaknoud expenses, yradlng. fllling and gum-rlng. Oakwood payroil. Confedl ia HI". Dll. ghocko* Hill i ghackoi UiJI pi Jc fit. John's payroil. ("Uy BctlOOl Board John Marshall Houte repain Census .?.. " SPEtD INI Mr. Chaloner Leads Fight Agains Motor Car People Who Are Reckless. Armed wlth petltions from elghty six .countles, and contalnlng mor tha-i 6,000 names, John Armstronj Chaloner ls here to make a deter nilned fight agalnst lax motor ca laws, which arei calculated to cn danger the llves of tho people. Mi Chaloner snid yesterday that hc ha been carrying on a gum-shoe earn paign, and that hls own experience are sufficient to show the Importanc of checking the high speed manlacj While golng trom the Capltol to th Westmoreland Club about 6 o'cloc! Monday afternoon Mr. Chaloner ha a sltave wlth death, when he was al most knocked down by a big tourin car whlch raccd along behind a. lum berlng wagon. Mr. Chaloner had jus dodgod the latter when the car, poorl llghted, ho says, and wlthout givln. signals, pressed down upon hlm. B quick foot-work he stumbled upon th sld.walk and escaped serlous lnjur*. Not long ago ho had another ex perience wlth a fast drlver in Albe marle, and llke others who have suf fered, he Is doing what he can t ha.ye laws enacted whlch wlll kee tho flyers within bounds. ?'The people who have wrltten m and sent petltions from all parts o the State express the fervent wls that the present law shall remaln in tact,'1 sald Mr. Chaloner last nlgh "The peoplo llving ln the country d not object to motor cars, hut they d resent tho insolcnce of some owner: who travel at breakneck speed an who frlghten horses drlven by womei Some of them have no regard what ever for the safety of the farmers. Tl storm has been raised, and the mot< ear people can blaine only themselves On Accounl of General expenses. Special repalra und ImprovemenU. Payroil . Manual Irainlng and kindergarlen. Klndergartc-n, Nlcholson School.... lity Police? llxpcnse . payroil . Signal system exten.lon. City I'lerk's contlngent e-ponsos... i ..in is and .luncs? IVItmss attPndancc, etc. ? oroner's InqiiPSt-. I'ontingent fund. i-onilngcnt fund?Mayor's offire... Committee. on Prlntlng and ClaimR?Sundry elalni-. Coinintttee on Eloelrlclty!. Approprlatod. . 12,000,001 l.uinp llghllng. scrss_.?.__.u_.._. iu.. COURT PDSTPONES FRANCH1SE SUII R., F. & P. Case Goes Over lo Xovcmbcr Term by Agreement. SETTLEMENT ISEXPECTED Lainbert Case, to Be Argued To Day, Involvcs Rights of Richmond. The Virginia Supromc Court of Ap? peals yesterday convened for the March term with all of thc judges ex? cept Judge Harrlson in attendance. The court contlnued the case of the Commonwealth agalnst thc Klchmond, Frederlcksburg and Potomae Railroad Company to the Novombor term. Tho caso Involvcs tho ?ult- brought by tho Audltor of Public Accounts to secure payment of the franchise tax assessed by thr Corporation Commlsslon. The railroad clalms to be exempt from tax? atlon. Several slmllar suits are pendlng ln the Circuit Court ot the city of Rich? mond, nnd by agreement a test caso was made out and taken to thc. Court of Appeals. where it ha. once been fully nrgued. At the last term, how? ever. the court directed lhat lt be re argued at a time when nll of the judges could be present. The pendlng nesotla tions between tbe Stato and tho Rich? mond, Frederlcksburg and Potomae rel atlve to a new charter may result tn an aralcable adjustmonl. and the mat? ter of back franchise taxes may be set tled out of court. Hrnr Cily Cnse To-Dny. The flrst case In call on the argu? ment docket ls the appeal ot thc city of Rlchmond agalnst Lamhert and others, to be argued to-day. The caBe has once been before tho Court of Appeals. Lambert brought suit in the City Clrcult Court, clalmlng lnjurlos from falling over an obstruction ln the street, allrgltiK negllgence on the clty's part. A Henrlco county jury gave hlm a verdlct. Since a number of slmllar suits have been Instltuted, tho city ls maklng a test caso to detcrminc how far it ls rosponsible for injuries to pei'sons who may fall over mlnor Ine qualitles In the streets. Should such a llabillty be sustaincd the clty wlll have no option except to order the re? moval of all obstructlons, such as steps leadlng Into yards and houses, show cases. slgns, area ralllngs, projecting ontrances, horse blocks, stepping stones, and ln fact cverythlng over whlch some cltizen mlght trip lilmselt | and then claim that tho clty was re i sponslble. Certalnly no negligence on I tho part of the city could be shown by an injury from an ordlnary curbstone I or trco box, regarded as necessary parts c-x the improvement of streets. Thr city also contends that it should not be ! expeeted to keep hewly opened streets I in the outlying section in thc same 1 state of repalr as those ln the older and more hlghly improved sections. Argumeut Hennl. Othor proceerilngs in the Supreme ?Court yesterday were as follows: DanvillG and Western Railway Com pany vs. Lybrool. ei. nis. by, etc. argued by Eugene Wiithers for appcl lants and John \V. Carter for appellees and submitted. Grlnels vs. Danicl, on the privilegei docket: argued by Robert E. Scott fo appellant and 11. T. Lewls for appel lee, and submitted. Next cases to bc called: Cily of Rlchmond vs. l_ambcrt et al* Turner. Admlnistrator vs. Cltlzens Bank of Norfolk et als. Shea Reaity Corporation vs. Pag and Taylor. Pond's administratrix vs. Norfoll and "Western Railway Company. Whitehead, by, etc, vs. Cape Henr Svndicate et als. "Clty of Richmond vs. Murray et al! Copperthite vs. Loudoun Natlona Bank et als. Adamson's Admlnistrator vs. Norfol and Portsmouth Tractlon Company e als. New WOULD SELL STATUE York People Offer Governor .econil-IInnd .loimnicnt. Govornor Mann received a K_.tte yesterday from parties in Ne\y .ori ln reference to tho purchase by.tnn State of a statue erected In Batter: Park. New Vork. In 1702. by a\irRlni: sculptor, named Sullivan. The figur Is allegorlcal nnd intended to com memorate hlstorlcal subjects In_th changes of lower New York the statu> has passed Into the hands of pri\.u parties, who suggest lts purchase b: the State of Virginia. Thc Govcrno replied th?u he had no funds at hi disposal for such a purchase. Public Hcnltli l.eeture. Tho Common Councll last nlght ac cepted an Invitatlon extended by Mr .1. Scott Parrlsh. presldent of the lt structtvo Vlsltlng Nurses' Assoclatioi to attend a lecture to be given o Thursday. nlght in the audltorlum < the .lefferson Hotel by Professor Ame of Jolins Hopklns Unlversity, on Pul llc Health and Hygienc." On Aceount of Approprlnted. Hehabllltatlon (fwd). 3.405 60 Grounds and rarks? ' Expenses . 25.00Q 00 payroil . lfi^:' JJ Enlargoment Hhorsldc Park. -,600 00 James Rlver lmprovement? Clty wharf. 20.000 00 Payroil . ^ f? Expenses . MW'.W Llcense tlns and medals. *00 W l.ocal aesesBnients. -'00 00 Library aceount. 100 00 Bulldlng Department? ....?,, Pay-oll . M.WJ00 Expenses . 4,oou w Clty Hall. malnlenance and re- 6mK Cltv Hall, bollor Improvements.... 2.''<*> 00 City Jall. log. requlremcnls. 1.500 00 plty Jall. repaira. J.JM.J0 Auditorium .???? '1'00u w Flrst n.-glment Armory, repalr* nnd lockera. M? JO HowtUera' Armory. 6,l)W) uu U. 1,. 1. R. Armory. lockera. gun racka nnd electric llghl ll.Murea 5.000 00 lias and water. 3">00 M Markets? _ _? .. Flrst. payroil. Mg.M Flrai, improvementa and expenses. l.&w W second. expenses. new atalls and ^ ^ ? - c.nd paiV-u.v.'.v.'.v.'.'.v:.'.*:.'.:::::: '--.003 &p Moohanloa' 'instluito fund. 10.000 0" Mllltary? First Iteglment Vohinteers, four campanlea and headquarters, 1300 eaph. '? First liegiiiient Ho?plt*l Corpa.... W 00 llnwll.rr. .? ? J? 00 Riohmond Llsht Infanu-y Blu. .??.... J.SW ? Itlchmond Light Infantry Utuea' Armory tfwd). f4,5B5 6c DARK NIGHT TRIP INTO BACK ALLEYS Subeommittce Ordered Out to Find Just Where Lights Arc Needed. MUST HEED PUBUC'S CRY Plan Long Followed to Gi\*c Lamps on Request \\ ill Bc Chaneed llcrcaftcr. The Councll Committee on Light last night elected Willlam C. Booth aiul Louls Kretlow Inspectors ln tho Gas Department, tho ordinance allowlng two addltlonal inspectors having re? cently been slgned by the Mayor. A subcommlttee of which Councll? man Ratctlffe ls chairman, was in? structed to mako an automobile tour of tlie clty witii a vlew of suggest ing a more advantageous rearrange ment of the present gas lamps. b'oi years thc ctistom has exlstcd that any mombcr of the committee might ask for a light to bo lnstalled, and lf tlierc was u. maln In tlmt neighborhood. tht work was dono, whether tho llglit wiu needed or not. The result ls that soim scelions have lights soatterod at fre quent intervals along the blocks aml sometimes several ln the same alley whllc other large sectlons are dark nltogether. Mnke Trip nl Mght. The clty's present .ontract for cler trio lights calls (or only 1,000, an. untll tlie now electric plant is ready probablv about September 1. lt duo not appear lhat addltlonal lamps car be lnstalled. Tho clty's .ontract witl iho American Street l.lghting Companv for stroot. gas lamps . ;ills.for 1.000, anc there are a-lready 1,01." in. wlth a num? ber of applicatlons pending. Tho sub committee is to rlde about on darl nlghls?pick its way into back al leys and obscure slde streets, maki notes of lamps that are needed and o lamps that aro not nreded, and re port. That thore wlll be a howl oi the moving of any light tbe conimltto. anticlpates. But the cry of those in the dark lias hecome too strong to bi left unnoti.*rd. and snmc rearrangc mont has been detormined on. Xev mains will bo laid this year in street where gas lamps aro needed. so tha tho lightinc of the city may be on i moro comprehenslve plan than hereto fore, and less on tho basls of persona favorlt ism. (Continued From First Page.l i-'ire Department is allowed $151,610, a last year. The cost of operating the Gas "Work is placed by the Kinanre Committee a g_52.00*5.60, of which $30.ono is for ex tension of main*. A.s receipts fror the Gas Works for 1909 totalod $363, 011, it appears that, even allowing fo interest and depreciation. the plant I a paying investment. The appropria tion exceeds that of last year by $15, 50., of whloh the greater part is fo the maint.enance of tiie new "Boule vard" strcet lamps. The Water Works plant Is also paying investment, the appropriatio for its niaintenance thls year beln $134,168.29, whereas the recaipts 1'roi water rents last year ainounted t $206,342.07. In the water approprijitio provlsion ls made for Ueaning out tli Marshall Keservolr, and $40,000 is a lowed for new mains and fire proter llon. The usual appropriations at made for tho varlous hospitals an cliaritable instltutlons of the clty an for the maintPiiance ot' the parks an publlc buildings. The grand total of the budget e: ceeds that of last year by $50,258.39. Within Andltor'K KHtitnnte. With the appropriation ordlnani was submilted the annual report of xf Clty Auditor, showing tho recelpts < the clty for the year which closed Jai uary 31 to have been from actual re* enues $2,53R,S21.21. In addition thei was recelved from special loat $75,000; from thc salo of 4 per cen bonds, $1,509,000; from bills payabl $50,000; from deposlts for gas, $3,55 and from thc Reese school fund, ?1S making a total in tho hands of the cit during the ycar of $1,160,156.21. Ti Audltor's estimate of recelpts for tl year 1910. on a most conscrva,tlvo _asi is $2,551,000, less an ovcrdraft at tl beglnnlng of thc year of $52,741.6 leaving available for approprlatir $2,49S,25S.39. to which ligure the budg. has been exactly cut. ncportn Stoien Ho**e. Dr. St. George Grlnnan. of 205 Wc Grace Street, reported last night th a horse and buggy had been stoli from hlm. Thn anlriial ls a sorrel geb ing. Tho buggy ls marked wlth tl 1 letter "B." On Account of Approprlated. Flrst Bai. Field- Artlllcry Hdqrs... 300 00 Opening and wldcnlng streets. in pludlng new Lester Streot. rinygrounds . Pltimbers' examlners. Fay of judges. Public linthn. Rose mary Library. Salarles .,. Btatlonery and prlnting. Sewors gonerally.... Streets? EJnglnoer's Department payroil. Purchase or steam roller. Smooth pavernent and sldewnll-s around John Marshall School... dradlng, gravellng and granlto spall paMng. Curhs and .mtpra. Hands nnd carts and roller?Ex ppnses . Hands and ,-aris and roller?Pay roll . Paving Bldawalks, ' Fairmount (fwdl. paving sldovvalks. Gradlng nnd paving alleys for owners . Repalr tn bridges. Imnroveinents at Nlnth and Bank Ireei i"!eanltig? Rxponsea . payroil . firamatory repalrs and npproaches. ts'aw Inclnerntor and slto ffwdl... New Inclnerator, expenses nnd pnyroll ,.:.;. Strcel ear ticketa for f'onru'llmcn. Substailcins . sei-ret Servlce fund. ,Ta.\ca refunded.?.,M. """*WWWW_J___jpiHf|-. ?Mf!T.. L Contraetor Given Sixty Days in Which to Clear lt Entirely Away, MEN WORKED HARD IN RAIN "Marse Chan" W.ritten by Mr. Page While He Had Oflice .... in Old Structure. Within sixty days, Contraetor Dietrick under the terms of his (.on? tract with the government, must dc mollsh and remove tho Shafer Bulld Inir nt Tenth and .Maln Streets, on whlch site the annex to Rlchmonds million dollar post-ofnee Wlll he built. Unable i" Hgure exactly >ow,?1_)nKn, wlll tako to do the work. the con? traetor began during the heavy rain? fail yesf-rday removlng Ihe Windo\*B, and by nlght a large. portlon of the roof on the rear of the structure had been taken down. .... The Shafer Bulldlng was bought b> the government from the Shafer es? tate when lt beeame necessary to se cilre more commodlous nuarters rot the varlous Federal offlcehplders and the post-offlce: but many Indivtduals have been nllowed to rctain prlvate ufflces there, and some of these held leasea untll thc last day ln february. liistrlct Attorney Lewls retalned nis offlco longer than any one else re? movlng to the temporary 1-ederiil bulldlng yesterday. after the work of deiiioliiion had begun. Tom rnge Worked Tliere. Manv of tho older resldents of Rlch? mond ' wlll remember when Thomas Nelson Page "?*?? *fiW 0|1,CPK ?'? tno structure ahd It was there that ho wrote "Marse Chan." one of his flrst nml most successful books. When the bulldlng was purchased the govern m.'iit removed the offlccs ot the revenue agent and the collector of In? ternal revenue into the new addition, and until recently the Unlted States Bureau of Animal f'tiitistlcs, the ma rlnr surgeon, tho Collector of Customs and the money order had quar ters in iho annex. Contraetor lUetrick, who paid $.50 for the prlvllege of moving the build in~ upon condltion that he ls to re? celve all the material, Is obltgatod to tako every protection for the safety of cltlzens, and must not block the thorough fare. Custodian Stewart. who was ln eharge of the building at the time of its purchase, wns notlfled yester? day that he. must at once yield hls posltlon to a new appolntee. CLASSMATES THERE Attended Iiiintinc* Court Trlnl to See How *lr. Lamb Pcrformert. Mrs. N. K. Houchings won yester? day morning ln her BUit agalnst the Royal Bcnellt Society. the jury award Ing her $50, the amount for whlch she sued, whlch represents an ln demnltv on her husband's life. The company was represented by Brockenbrough Lamb. and the plain? tiff was represented by Fred Pollard. Behlnd the bar at the tlme were Robert M. .lofTress. .lohu Wingo and I. McDonough Wellford. nll of Whom were classmates of Mr. Lamb ln the law school at the Unlverslty of Vir , ginia. The class graduated laat year. I Mr. Lamb'a fricnds came to _ec how he would conduct the case and the line | of evidence he would bring ln to prove 1 his points. All sat behlnd the bar, nnd Judge Wltt commtnted on ihe ' voung lawyers before him. saylng that j it was one ot thc most youthfitl classes I he had ever seen. After the trial Mr. Wellford quall ! fled to practlce before the Hustings 1 Court. ALDERMEN CALLED Aauexntinn Orillnniice to Fle Concurred tn To-Morrow Muht. Presldent Robert Whlttel yesterday Issued the expeeted call for a meet? ing of the Board of Aldermen to-mor? row nlght. to take up the ordinance for consolidation of Rlchmond nnd Manchester. lt ls now expeeted that tho Aldermen will concur in thp ordi? nance as recomrnended by ihe con? ference commlttee from the twe bodles. Tv.o mambors, known as original opponents to the consolida? tion project have told frlends that whilo not yet entirely satisfied, yel they wlll not see the project fall, and on the roll call. lf their votes are needed for its pa.ssage, wlll chango from no to aye, rather than havo the measure declared defeated. Fron present indications. however, they will not be needed, as opponents of an? nexatlon practlcally concedo defeat and admlt that their flght wlll bf purely on technlcal lines, and not or the merlts of the ordinance. CLERK SAVILLE ILL Wlll Uudergo Operatlon nt St. I.ukc'* HoKpltuI "To-Day. Major Charles O. Savllle, clerk o the Chancery Court of the clty o Klchmond, who has been ill at hli home for the past two weeks, was re moved to St. Luke's Hospital yesterda; afternoon, where a surglcal operatioi will be performed to-day. The opera tion Is not regarded as dangerous and is Intended to relieve the patlen from the lntense pain which he ha. been suffering for the past week. Itecovcm From Burns. Ross ,1. Loary, who suffered sever burns on tho steamer Aurora in Janu ary, aud who has since been a gov ernment patlent at the Retreat for th. Sick. w'as discharged yesterday. Whih ill, Leary contracted appendicitis. On Aceount of Appropriated Water Works? Constructlon and flro proteetion... 40 000 01 Expenses . l.SOO.Ol Marshall IteBorvoIr?Payroil, Im? provements and cleaning re abrvotr . 11,0000 .Vew Reservoir. 2,350 0 Settllng Basin nnd Laboratory. 23,000 0 C.eneral offlce?Payroil. 16.1041 7 Pump-houses. 25,000 0 SottUng Basin aud Laboratory? Expenses and payroil (fwdl... 3,031 s Water met ers. 10,000 0 Vlrglnla Stato Fair Association, Scott property?Water and s-wors . 4,5000 lfospltal8? St. Paul'a Church Home. 300 0 Memorlal . 500 t Virginla . 500 C rtetrent for the Sick.' 500 C Eye and Ear Intirmary. 500 C Bello Bryan Nursery and Klnder garten . 500 ( Female. Humane Asaoclatlon. 300 ( Foundllng Homo. -00 ( St. Joseph's Orplian Asylum. 300 ( Shnltering Arms. 1,500 1 Iionie for incurablos. 750 t llomn for Nendy Confedorato Wo mon .?. Kichrnond?Colorcd . Spring streot llomc. Little Sistcrs or the Poor. Friends' Orplian Asylum. lnaliuctlve. Nurses' ABBOClatlon.... Nurses' Settlement. Soclety Prevenlion Cruolty to Anl? mals . 500 ( - II Total. .,*.$2,i08,?3? M ma-WZtWmmsrTSXtSS_'mmmmm 'i All Sorts of Raincoats From the Tan and Black Rubberized Coats at $5 to the Finest Imported Gaberdine "Slip Ons" and Priestly Cravenette Coats. Gans-Rady Company LOWEST IDER MTS RELEflSE Says Materials Advanced in Cost While Council Was Approv ing Award. The Councll Co4nmittee on Water last night refused to relcase the Carolina Electric Company, of Raleigh, N. C, from Its contract to erect tho power transmission llne from the new munl clpal electric plant on the river be? low Ilollywood Cemetery to the Pump House. The company v.-ns lnformod that unless the contract was compllod with. the certliied chrck for $450 would be considered forfeited. and further, that the clty would adverttse for bids. have the work done, and if there was any excess cost, would charge lt to thc contractor. . . Some weeks ago the Commltteo on Water advertlsed for bids for crectinj; tlie transmission llne, a part of the olc-trlc scheme for which Engineer Trafford has prepared plans, the pow? er to be used to pump lhe water up to the city reservoir. When the bids were opened thc Halelgh concern was much the lowest bidder. its offer belng $S.9D5, Mr. Trafford's cstlmatlio had been $10. 000. and some of the bids exceeded that amount. The award was mado lo ihe lowest bidder. and ln dtte courso for warded to the Council, approved and slgned by the Mayor. Xo Contract Slsrned. Notwithstandlng the award, th< company has so far falled to ontei Into a wrltten contract, and last night presented a letter asktn:*- to be re lieved of the work on aceount of thi long delay between the stibmission oi the bid and Us tlnal approval by th< Councll, and because such supplies hai in the mcantlme greatly advanced Ir cost. Assistant City Attorney Anderson advised the committee that the con tract had been approved in due course without unusual delay. and that th. conlractor was bound by his bid ai evidenccd by thc certliied check pu wlth the bid. The clerk was in tructed to serve formal notlce on tlu company that lt would be expected t< carry out Us contract. Mr. Trafford Informed the rommittei thfat whlle the water power planl would not be completed until abou September 1. yet hc hoped to have tln steam generatlnp; section ready fo! opcralion by July 1, and that th' transmission line should be ready b; that tlme. Superlntendent Davis re ported that lt was of tho Rreatest lm portance to secure the electric powe at the earllest posslble date. as al tho present water pumps are kept run ning night and day to supply the city and any breakdown might occasioi serlous results. The present consump tions ls about 14,000,000 gallons a dny whllo tho new electric pumps alon will have a capaclty of 16,000.000 gal lons in twenty-four hours. in HELD FOR MURDER Charlea Slnnnid Now Chnrced Wltl Kllltnc Hepacy TyndHI. Charles Stanard, colorcd, who fatail*. wounded Repsey Tyndall. also colorcd several davs ago, was held for mur der ln thc Police Court yesterda* morning Tyndall dlcd ln the Virginl; Hospltal Monday afternoon from tln effects of his wounds. The quarrel leading up to the fish occurred over a woman whon Manard declares he never knew be fore. In the flght, he says he actcr in selt-defense. and that he was force< to use hls knifc. Presldent Denny Rcappolntcil. Governor Mann yesterday sent t the Senate for confirmatlon the nani of George H. _>*>nny. president o Washington and Lea Universlty, t siicceed hlmself as a member of th Board of Charities and Corrections fo a. term of flve years. -__?N $3.-* H UNION f . Douglas the lowest ^ price, quality consid? ered, in the United States. Their excellent style, easy-f it ting and long-wearing qualities equal those costing from $5.00 to $7.00. If you have been pay ing high prices for your shoes, \ the next time you need a pair give W. L. Douglas shoes a trial You can save mcney on your foot wear and get shoes that are just as good in every way as those that have been costing you higher prices. BOYS' SH&ES $2.Q@ and $2,SO FA8T COLOR EYELETS USED. rAISVION' S*6 ll>at W. I,. Douglas I lf W. L. Douglas shoes nre not for sale ln v?Ml? . ivrin ? n_me ig Btampeil on tll6 youl. violnlty, wrlto for Muil Order Catalog. kottom. TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE.I W. L. DOUGLAS, Brookton, Mass. I&dimftft4J5i_r^ FORTY Tl GOT FREE BATHS Institution Established Here a Year Ago Is Given Liberal Patronage. When lt Is consldered that 41,166 bath tickets were issued during the first year by those in charge of tlie Branch Publlc BathhoiiBe, at Elgh toenth and Broad Streets, lt may be roadlly seen that the need for such an Institution was keenly appreclatcd ln Richmond from its Inception. Those who were lnstrumental In establlsh Ing the baths estlrnated that 40,000 baths would be taken the flrst year; but thls was the outside figure. and It v. as not cNpcctcd that more than 25, 000 bath tickets would be Issued. ln other cities, accordlng to records of such Instltutlons, It has taken somo years for communlties to reallze tho benoflts of free baths; but Richmond has proved an execption, and the daily demand for lowels at i cents aplece has been such as to keep those in Charge busy dijrlng thr hours the baths are open. Charles XV. Hard wlcke, who has entire supervision of the bath house, submitted lils report recently, and lt has been recelved by. tln- board of dlrecttors as belng most sal lafactdry, Thero are facllltles for women who desire to do their own famlly wash lnB; but this foature during the past twelvo months has not been taken advantage of as readlly as had been expected. Thnse In charge of tho bath liouse say the class nf cltl_ens that Jvave enjoyed freo baths ls not the lowest, but many men who aro not furnished aceommodatlons at homo stop at the bath house on their way tn work. An effort is belng mado :,, have it generally known that wash tuba .'irr provlded at lhe rcfiuest of housewives, and an effort wlll bo made to have them used more regularly ln future. REWARD OFFERED State WHI Pay for Capture of Fred? erlck I.ee TlianicH. Governor Mann yesterday offered a reward of jioo for Information leading to thc arrest of Frederick I.ee Thames, wanted in Mecklenburg county for aa saultlug and shootlng M. O. Nelson in tlie village of Nelson. lt seems that several members of the Thames family were cniragod in the attack. The men wayiald Nelson. and after clubblnjr hlm, shot him. One of tiie Thames family has been convicted. and Is now sr-rvlnR a term of two years In tho penitentiary. Tho supervisors of the county will sup plement the State reward, ar.d citi_cns who believe Frederick I.ee Thames to have b^en thc leader of the ging have added $76, Altogethcr tlip man who captures the fugltlve may ex? pect to recelve about $300. SEniousi/Y iiritT while l'LTTING BELT 4>X SHAFT While ptittlng a belt on a shaft at the Vlrglnla Blowlng and Hcatlng Company's plant yesterday, Leroy Bushell. of SO-2 Williamsburg Ave? nue, was caught and hurlcd round half a dozen times and serlously ln? jured. He fell a senseiess heap on the floor. fellow workmen picklng hlm up and giving what assistanco thev could. Two physlclans and Dr. Davis, of the cltv ambulance. were called. Ile was still unconsclous when removed to the A'lrginla Hospltal. Ottices in *Vcw Ihiililin-. The ofllces of the United States Dis? trict Attorney and his assistant, were rernoved yesterday to the teinporary bulldlng, "at Seventh and Franklin Streets. The new quarters arc on the flrst floor, and front on Seventh Sireet. Arnold Suceccds Stcwnrt.' Benjaniin 13. Arnold. whose commis? sion wus recelved here yesterday, wlll to-day take charge of the office of Collector of Customs at Port Rich? mond, succeedlnir Joseph B. Stewart. The duties of Mr. Arnold's appolnt meht combines thoso of custodian of ttie Federal bulldinir.