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This small lot of Suiting \vc purchased from a manufacturer who whs going out ol business at a remarkable low price, con? sequently we save you nearly half in your purchase. This is a mercerized shrunken suiting, and sells regularly for 25c yard. Very suitable lor suit.-, and separate skirts. This small "8 ?T lot tut sale special this morning ai, per yard. A?JC 600 yards of Poplin usual price 17c yd., 12*lzc These are fresh, new goods, bought much under price, heavy weight aiid very line quality??a remarkable value at the price. Coroner's jury Proves That, but Can Offer No Clue as to Murderer. That Maria Wood fork; an aged col? ored woman, who lived at 1535 Blair Street, whs murdered with an axe was fLilly established by the Coroner's jury ? which examined into ihr ease yester- . d.\y. The axe with which she was killed was exhibited as bar't of the evidence. There wore several wit? nesses, but none could throw any light! on the brutal murder except the fart I that St was committed for the purposes i of robbery. The old woman was a miser, but none knew Hie extent of her hoard except K. G. Burnett, a gro? wer; at 1)39 South Loiuhardy Street) who testified that shortly before bet death, is lie made n small purchase at his store, . nnd, in inn king change, dropped an ui usually large roll of money. There ?was a small colored girl in the store , i-t the time, hut her name is not known. I The body wag found by Police Olli- i cers Krug and Jennings last Tuesday, night', after people living downstairs, believing that something was wrong, had telephoned to the Second Police Station* asking that an Investigation P./ made. They found the woman dead In the middle of the floor, with part of her clothes torn from her body. Hut \ icy delayed making an official reporl of the murder until "after i o'clock the next day. Then Detectives Bailey. Wren and Wiltshire were dispatched i ? the house. It was rather late to j begin work, hut the detectives have ? followed since every little clue they ! could find. Had the murder been officially re-i ported at once, a- is required to he i done in stich cases, the detectives! might have been aide to unravel the ehystery liefere the criminal could sei effectually hide Iiis trail. Arrested on Suspicion. Believing that she can throw light on the murder of Murin W ood fork, or , ihat she may even have criminal know- \ ledjgo of tio- murder. Detective Ser? geants Wren, Bailey and Wiltshire j l ist bight arrested Ross? Randall, col- j ored, as a suspicious churhoter. Hhe ', 4s" twenty-four years old. The woman lived on the first floor of the same house in which the aged hegress met her death in- fohl play.' It was stated last night Hin I the three officers would work up other clues which have come to their knowledge, , Arid it is expected that the mystery i may soun chared away. b'naFb'rith'mIetin Interesting, I'roKxnm ni Heili Ahnhnli Synagogue l-'ridn> .Night. There will be a very interesting ! meeting at Beth Ahabah Synagogue on! 3?>iday evening. The Order of B'nal t B'rlth; t:;.- mos I representative Jewish lay Organization in the world, will I observe. B'hai B'rlth Day with a very 1 Jine program of music and addresses. The regul?r evening service, with? out the sermon, will be held, and im? mediately upon its conclusion the pro? gram of the order's observance will pe carried out. Tli.ee will be a rhag niflcent chorus of about thirty voices, which will render, among other selec? tions, the splendid masterpiece of (!b? nod. "Grill! a." A in brig the speakers' v.ill probably be Julius Kahn. GbriH gi[cssmab from California, one of the! most distinguished and aide of the rep- I j es?.mat! ves at Washington. The services will begin at S:;.". i.'clock. I i:, meeting is open to the general public, and all are. invited u alien a had good year ,_ i Virglnin lire nud Marin?- Compnny Hold Vhniinl Merl lug. Th< Virginia pi re and : Marin? In-, pura rice Company heul its seventy- 1 Tilnth annual meeting yes I er day all! noon at the offices of. the company. The ' report for the year iruo showed thai $74,000 had been added to the surplus ? fund, making 1; S577.2SS.33, As 'the, par value of the stock is 25. this places the book value of the stock at r?.r fchare. .Ml director* wore re-elected. Wll- | Ham H. Palmer. Jr., taking the place] of Hie late w. ?). Nbltiug; The offi? cers of tin- , onipany .,r? William H Palme,-, president; R P, Addison vPe- i president; William H McCarthy sec-I retary; Oscar b Pitts, treasurer and J. M. Leake, special s^nl Southern ltiiil\vn} Kn ruing*. J'stirnated earnings of tie- s,,uthern Jtailw?y for Hie second weeli in Feb? ruary show an increase of 14 ?,'4 20 as compared with the corresponding week last year. CUT GLASS. We are showing man) new arid" licau iiful pieces most appropriate for weddirig gifts at price.-, from $1.50 to $60.00. SCHWARZSCHILD BROS. European Rates and Sailings Richmond Transfer Co., 309 East Main eb: t 'Blaze at Bainbridge Street Pub? lic School Threatened to Be Serious. Fire of unknown origin lust night slightly damaged tlie Balnhridge Street public school, SoulIi Richmond, before the department was able to subdue it. j it was con lined entirely to the west -Pi.- of the building, and in the class room of Miss 1 Iura O'Hrien. The loss. 515b, is completely covered by in? surance. Some one passing the building about 1 *?:::? ? discovered smoke pouring out, und Immediately communicated with the police station. Quick investiga? tion showed a considerable blaze t" be rtiglng. ami the alarm was turned in. By tin- lime the department ar? rived on the scene the class room and ha 11 were idled with smoke, while one end ol the floor was burned out ami ib.- tlames spreading. Swift work by the members of the department conquered the lire and pre? vented tie- entire destruction of the $20,000 building. As h was, if the alarm had come in a few minutes later, the wrecking of the building would liuvc been inevitable. A hurried examination led to the conclusion that the lire was the re - j suli oi" matches thrown in the way of rats The spots in which the blaze started was remote enough from the furnace to preclude possibility of de? fective healing apparatus, and was in reality under the floor of the school room where there i.- no basement. As ?n result of i he damage Miss O'Brien's class will meet this morn? ing and until repair:-; can be made in a frame building in the schoolyard, There will be no interruption of school work. COURT ORDERS I'A VMI-iXT FOR OK I'll A X \ <? E PROPERTY An order was entered yesterday in the Henri-',, county Circuit Court by i Judge Scbtl authorizing the payment of Ji.--". lo the Methodist Orphanage and II. llutzh r for the prop, rty at Bread Street Road and (lie right of way of; the Belt Bine This was acquired : trough condemnation proceedings, and the appraisement fixed by the coin'-' mission proved satisfaction to all par- i ties. The county supervisors Intend to erect a viaduct ai this point to re- i ';? re tiie congestion of traillc and pre yorit tie-ups caused by passing trains.] Samuel IV W'addill was nam-d special j cbmmls.slbner to disburse the fund". Mr*, Ctirlnnd Critically til. .Mrs. Garland, wife of Rev. R. |). I Garland, held secretar.\ of the Bap lisi State Mission Hoard, who has been! ill at the Memorial Hospital for sevri] i rai weeks, underwent a very serious opera t ion yesterday, and at midnight ' was reported to be in a critical condi? tion, i Young Woman's Christian Asso? ciation Hears Many Able Speakers. With addresses by local and national pflleers tin- conference of workers of the Voting Woman's Christian Associa tion (?time to ;i close yesterday after? noon in tiie Centrai V. M. ('. A. build? ing, The last feature was a luncheon attended by 17f> men and women, who an Interested in advancing the objects of the association. Mrs. T. Cary Johnson acted as toast mastor, tirid in a brief address reviewed the work which has been accomplished in Richmond This was followed by informal talks by Miss Ethel ( utter. Mis.s Florence Brown. Miss Helen ? Thomas ami Mi.? s Emma Hayes. Each referred to the work of the local or? ganization ind declared that the new? ly (primed associations in the Vir? ginia-Carolina territory are watching Richmond and keeping an eye on the institution hire as a model. Miss Anna i> easier spoke upon the subject oi "(nit Own Field.? Among those present at the rjukcr< table were Mrs. William : Ho loes. Mann. Miss Caroline Holla day. Miss Constance McCorkle, Miss Ethel Cutler, Miss Emma Mays, Rev. IX? Clay Lilly, p. IX: Miss Helen Thomas, Miss 'Florence Brown. 'A S. Mck.cc. Rev. l' Rylarid Knight, j 1' IX: Mrs. E. M. Nelson. Mrs. W. M. Strother. Mrs. B. B. Murifbfd, Mrs. I. ; \V 1 mshiel, Mrs. C 0 Savllle, Mrs. f 1' Shaw. Mis .'. P; Jenkins and Mrs B P.. Valentine. < oniplulitN Auulusl Neuro. "I. complaint of Miss Madeline Smith, j of i^;i North Twenty-eighth Street, in t tin negro had trespassed on her i preinisi s and assumed a threatening i/ittltude, Robert Fennel j* was arrested : t night on HUHpiclbn of be I tig the I i !o alleged offense occurred Thurs? day night It was Sit hi thai the negro wa? driven away before the uituatiori I became more alarming. iiiiKIIIHl u t Chapman Beaten in His Home After Intruder Failed to Shoot Him. THINK IT'S A PERSONAL ROW Family Tried 10 Put Detective: ( Hi' Track. and Want Matter Hushed. Shot at by a young man who rushed into the house while he and his family were seated at the supper table, Charles Chapman, of 7 South Slimter Street, though he escaped the bullet, was severely beaten last night by the unknown Intruder, who then made good Iiis escape. Chapman and ins family were at supper in the combined kitchen and dining-room, when ti knock sounded oil the door. A child opened it. and a man rushed in with a revolver. lie aimed the gun at Chapman and fired point-blank. The bullet went wide finding its mark in the weatherboard lug. Chapman grappled With the in? truder, and was knocked down and terribly beaten, apparently with a nick of wood which the intruder pick cd up. O flicem Heard Shot. DctectlVe Sergeanis Wiltshire. Wren and Bailey, who were only two blocks away, at Lombard;, und Blair Streets when- tluy held Rosa Kendall, col? ored, u prisoner in connection with l'uo murder of Maria Woodfork, hoard the shot; and rah to the house. Some? one shouted to them that a man bad l ecu shot in Iiis backyard, and they hastened their step: When they ur rived a! the house. .Mrs. Chapman re? fused i<i let them see her It su band lie had been taken upstairs. On th? Insistence ot the detectives, anothei member of tho household called tip stairs, but Chapman refused to see th? detectives They at once begun to in? quire into the shooting, but the only information they could yet was that they would be told when they came back. They returned later, and saw only Chapman's son. I'ernohal ltn\\. After leaving the house the second I time, the detectives learned the name of the man who had done the shoot? ing- and committed the assault. They also learned that there had been do mestic trouble, and that father aim son were said not to be on good terms. There was an evident desire on the part of the Chapmans id suppress the matter as far as they could, and they gave out as little information as pos? sible. The ambulance was called, and Dr Turmuh treated Chapman, lie was suf? fering with a two-inch cut on his fore ! head, a cut one Inch long behind his right ear, and his right eye was closed from a terrific blow. The doctor could get no more in? formation than the detectives as to the Identity of the man who committed the assault. The officers are satisfied, however, that they know the man, and a warrant may yet be sworn out for his arrest. They got enough informa? tion, as it was. to make it clear that the attack was due to personal rea? sons and not for motives of robbery. BODY IDENTIFIED Son Finds Thnl i'ntlier Uroppcd Dead In Street on Monday. Richard Williams, of 414 Denny Street, I?'niton, last night identified the aged loan who fell dead at Main and Twenty-third Streets Monday afternoon ! as his father, \V. T. Williams. The younger Williams yesterday morning read the notice in .be Times-. Dispatch of an unidentified man fall? ing dead, hut did hot heed the mattet until he returned hunie last night and found his parent missing. He immediately went to Billups's un? dertaking apartments. 1500 Hast Main Street, and pronounced the body that of his father, it was removed to Nel sen's undertaking establishment. The funeral will take place to-morrdw. The death of Mr. Williams was at? tributed to heart trouble by Coroner 'Jay lor. (hnrge lie Attempted to Steal. Charles Wood, colored, was arrested I last night on a charge of attempting I to steal Hire,- packages of cigarettes 1 from It. Frahcionc. Best Likeness of Confederate President Added to Historic Collection. The Virginia State Library has just received iwn portraits as additions to i its collections?one of President .lef j fersbn Davis, and ihr other of Dr. Wnl \ lor Heed, the United states Army sur i geon who discovered Lite method of transmission of yellow fever germs. The portrait of Mr. Davis was se? cured for the Library by Governor Mann at the request of representatives of the Ladles' Confederate Memorial Society and Lee ('amp, seconded by I he authorities of the Library, no por? trait of the President of the Confed? eracy having before this been in the possession of that institution, it was executed by <'. J. Walker, an artist of Richmond, and is a copy of Mr. Walker's portrait of Davis which Is in tiie Confederate Museum, b portrait that was pronounced by Mrs. Davis and Miss Winnie Du vis to be the best likeness of its distinguished subject they had ev(r seen. The picture lias been given place of honor in Hie beau? tiful hall on the fourth floor of the annex to the Library building, now 1 used as the Library's portrait gallery, I and will undoubtedly be greatly ad? mired. The portait of Dr. Reed was painted by 11. M. Wegricr, of Statmton, from a photograph, and is pronounced by friends of Dr. Reed to be a very good likeness; It is hung for the present in tho librarian's office, but when acceptod by the Library board, will also bo placed permanently In the portrait gal? lery. SAVINGS B F RICHMONI IF YOU WOULD think twice that Bank Account would be started without delay. We pay 3 Per Cent. Compound Interest. 1117 East Main Street. Reduction in Amounts Paid Cun? ningham and Hawkins Urged After Hearing. SALARY MATTER IS TABLED Pol la rd LTrges Sonic Change to Eliminate Uig Profits of Past. After hearing' from a subcommittee which went thoroughly into the matter yesterday afternoon, the Council Com? mittee on Ordinance. Charter and Re? form last night recommended to the Council that the fees of the City Col? lector of Taxes l>e reduced .from of l per > ent. to y~ of i per cent, for 1911; and that the fees of the Commissioner of Revenue he reduced from Vs of l per cent, to ^ of 1 per cent, for 1011. A further resolution looking to inves? tigation into the adyisahility of placing both offices on a salary basis, in lieu of commissions, was tabled for further consideration next Monday night. The subcommittee was composed of I Messrs. Vonderlehr .and Pollock. It [heard from Chairman II R. Pollard, dr.. ! of the Finance Committee, author oi the resolution fur the reduction of fees, who frankly stated that lie preferred a rial salary, but realized the groat opposition, and rather than to continue ! paying excessive amounts, would nc I cede to having tin- rate of reduction i proposed in his resolution cut in half The committee also heard from Special Accountant Co >rge S, Cronsliaw and from Captain Frank W. Cunningham. City Collector. Collector's ProtltN. Captain Cunningham was vague in regard to the expenses of conducting j his ofllce. not being familiar as to what 'many items amount to- He made out a schedule, with the aid of the Special Accountant, which showed that he em? ployed one deputy at 51.S00, one at $900, I one at $720. and one recently retained ! In Washington Ward at $600, making j an annual charge for clerk hire of $1.020. The city furnishes his printing, (and by the city agreement Iiis telephone costs him but $10 per year. His bond j cost- $2.'.. He kept no general expense I account, and had no idea of the total, but it was finally figured down that the ofllce costs to operate, with allowances I for extra clerk hire In busy seasons. postage and all other proper items, a I total of $4,930 per year. On this outlay the Collector drew last year a total of $11.(?27.35, milking his net liwoint from the office $6,097.35. With the in? creased assessment, the estimated com? missions at the old rate for 1911 were placed by Chairman Pollard and Spe? cial Accountant Crenshaw at ? 13,000, which would yield the Collector this year a net pro tit of 5*5,070. On the basis of Vjj of I pet cent., it Is believed that the ofllce will yield this year ap? proximately 510,000, which, after de? ducting the fixed cost of operation and salaries of deputies, will still leave a net profit to the Collector of $5,07a. C'ommlNNloner of the nevenue. The committee then turned Its at? tention to the Commissioner of the Revenue, where conditions were more difficult to arrive at, because of the fact that some fees come from the city I and some from the State, i On the basis of a report for the I year 1910, before the Increased assess i ment. it was figured that the fees of I the office from State and city had [yielded a total revenue of J22.S34, Iri j eluding commission on real estate and I personal assessment, licenses, trans | fers and all other Items. Commission"! j O. A. Hawkins employs ten deputies. I at an annual fixed cost of $12.100. and j has annual expenses of $1,600. That ; leaves as the net prollt of the ofllce ! for last year to Commissioner Haw ? kins, from State and city sources. I $S,Sa i. while with the new assessment the net profit at the old rate will not fall far short of .510,000 this year. The j cut recommended on city taxes Is front j one-haif to three-eighths of 1 per \ cent., a cut of approximately S2."i00 for the year. According to members of the committee, no question exists as to the right of the city to reduce the fees of the City Collector at any time, he being paid a commission on actual cash collections. It has been suggest? ed that the Commissioner of the Rev? enue c annot be reduced while the work of assessment Is in progress, as his fees are based on assessments, not payments. I Recommended Unanimously, j The Committee on Ordinances. Char I tor and Re.rorm last night adopted the I report of the subcommittee as a whole, I and ordered a proper resolution for I warded to the Council, leaving on the i table for the present the question of I placing the two oflices on a salary basis after this year. Mr. Lynch, pat? ron of the ordinance providing for a salary in lien of fees, appeared before [the committee, taking the view that the ofllce of City Collector could be abolished altogether without any loss whatever to the city; that he was not a "collector,'' but merely a receiving teller of the city's money. Mr. Pollard said the city was paying entirely too much for the duties and responsibili? ties of both positions. Captain Cunningham spoke at length, j defending his ofllce and his conduct of jit for the past twenty-two years, urg 1 lug the importance of keeping state 1 and city funds separate, the great labor of making oul the tax bills from the 1 Auditor's hooks, and the fact that he had been cut from seven-eighths to five-eighths of ? per cent, about ten years ago. He admit ted that his ofllce was only busy a few months in the year, at tax-paying times. In the past month practically the. only money re? ceived was the certified checks for 150 liquor licenses, amounting to $75,000. on which the Collector gets his commission for "collecting," although the checks have to be put up before j the Hustings Court considers the ap? plication for license. The action of 'the committee In recommending the adoption of the report of the subcom? mittee was unanimous. FIVE CONVICTED Two Xegroe? Senf to Penltenfinry for Selling Cocnlne. Arthur Warwick, colored, pleaded guilty In the Hustings Court yester? day to the charge of selling cocaine, and was sentenced by the court to one year In the penitentiary. Rachetta Taylor, colored, indicted for grand larceny, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. George Jackson, Indicted for grand larceny, was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. Julia Holmes, colored, was sentenced to two years In the penitentiary for selling cocaine. ?K. I. Nash pleaded guilty to the sec? ond count In an indictment charging housebrcaking, and was sentenced ?>? the court to si>: months in jail and lo pay a line of i cent. lUnekNinifli In ttiinkriiiiiev; A petition in voluntary bankruptcy war- filed yesterday In the United Slates Histricl Court by Duncan Livingstone, blacksmith, 311-313 North Henry Slreot. Liabilities are placed at $2,060.12. while assets of $1,134.75 arc claimed. Petition to Convert Ok Barn lii't? Livery Is Rejected. 1 Cat REGULATE SALE OF PISTOLS Paw nl irokers Prohibited Out? right, and Other- Dealers Must Secure License. from many tiiat it was objectionable, neigh borhood however, and Tlie Council Committee on Ordi? nance, Charter and Reform, after hear? ing from many citizens In protest last night, rejected the application of Ben? jamin D. Kay to convert the old street J car barns at Vine and Main Streets In ! to a public livery stable. The barns tire I lie prbporty of the Virginia Rali | way and Power Company, which had offered to lease them, but would hot join in the application for a stable permit. Mr. Kay said he now operated a stable in an alley near Plum Street, and presented a paper neighbors to the effect well conducted and not Many citizens in the did not see it that way, predicted files und diseases, noises, objectionable characters, and all man her of unsatisfactory conditions, the protesting citizens: living as far away j as Grove Avenue Should Remove Ohl IlnniN. ; Chairman Umlauf said he was noi a crank ?m the subject of flies and Stahles, but that he did not favoi Iii public staid- on Main Street, within a door or two ?-f one of the largc-sl public schools, and on a street Chi th rough fare The action of the com? mittee in rejection of the application ? was unanimous. i Commonwealth's Attorney Folkes I appeared before tie- committee at the , Instance of a reoeiil grand jury, which had tiled a report on the serious con? dition;* alnohg certain vicious classes, 60 per cent, of whom, Mr Koikes stated, are armed with pistols or some other weapon. bought mainly from ! pawnshops and second-hand stores The ! grand jury, ho said, was made up of i some of tlie best known citizens of Richmond, and was presided over by ! John H Frisehkorn. It had gone into ! the conditions among the criminal ; classes 11 j? ? i bug My", I Prohibit'* Their Sale, j An ordinance prohibiting pawn. I brokers from receiving for pawn or offering for sale any pistol, dirk, razor or similar weapon, was recommended for adoption, after being amended by Mr. Pollock by the Insertion of a clause requiring all dealers in such arms to first secure a permit from thi Chief of Police. The Chief of Police, who was present, said that no repu? table hardware merchant, entitled t<i carry stich goods, would have diffi? culty in securing a permit, and thru In that way lie could keep second-hand stores and other merchants of a doubt? ful character from dealing in fire? arms. C. \V. Wingfteld appeared in behalf of a new ice cream factory, which de? sires to erect a brick anil concrete stable in the alley between Jefferson and Madison, Main and t'ary Streets, the stable to be used only for tho horses of the factory, and all construc? tion to be of modern type and fire? proof. At. tlie request of Mr. Kein the matter was postponed until Monday night, to hear from any neighbors who desire an opportunity to protest. Knee Segregation Monday Night. Tlie Vondorlohr segregation ordi? nance was mad..- the first special or? der for the meeting on Monday night, when all citizens Interested will be heard on tlie domiciliary separation of the races. ? The Umlauf traffic law was discuss? ed, some suggestions and changes be? ing proposed by Or. i. I*' Bright, on behalf of the Richmond Automobile Association, which, in the main ap? proved of i lie measure. The associa? tion wanted a fine for the driving of any vehicle by an intoxicated person, anil lights on all vehicles; Chris Man? ning, of Ok- Police Board, urged th< prompt adoption of a law regulating traffic. Chief Werner told of some of tlte congested streets which need spe? cial protection. The measure was then passed by for future consideration with many other papers on which citizens wore heard, but on which a vole had not been reached when the committee adjourn? ed. ?oi.ICR OFKICISKH RIVFJ TM.\ SF.T TO TOM KBKS 13 Police officers of the Second District joined in making a wedding gift in Thomas P. Kerse, who is one of the two men in charge of the automobile service .>f thai district, and the pre? sentation was made Monday?night at tho time <>f the 7 o'clock relief. Mr. Kerse has been in the employ of the Police Depart men I only a few'months, bill he has become very popular with all tlie men. and when lie surprised I Item by taking unto himself a wife, they determined to surprise him by giving him a wedding gift. Tiie gift consists of a handsome sil? ver tea service, which will be suitably engraved. There were no set speeches at the informal ceremony of present ti ; Ooh, but no speeches were heeded. Pardon Is Issued. The Governor yesterday g nutted a pardon lo William IV li. Dockrldge, who teas convicted of perjury in the Circuit Court of Highland county and sentenced to serve live days in jail and to pay a line of $10. Citizens largely joined in the petition for ctcmo ncy. It shorely is $ood aad its^ood all the time mm 11 m-*ri ''^S^ TttEREILYTAAJORCO. NEWORIEAHS, U5JV( Of reducing our present stock we shall offer, beginning this morning? MEN'S SUITS, WORTH UP TO $30.00. . . . MEN'S OVERCOATS, WORTH UP TO $30.00. . .. Men's Cravenetted Coats, WORTH UP TO $25.00_ BOYS' SUITS, WORTH UP TO S8.50. . . . MEN'S TROUSERS, WORTH UP TO $6.00, . . . MEN'S FANCY VESTS, WORTH UP TO $6.00. . . . }At $14.75 each }At $14.75 each }At $14.75 each }At $2.50 each } At $2.50 pair }At $2.50 each Already There Are 150 New Applieants for Thirty New Places. Major W?rmer is somewhat troubled He is troubled over a rather simph matter, li is true; but .still it is some? thing to be considered. He is looking around for h room lar^e enough t?J hold all the applicants for the police force, for which tin Increase of thirty men has been granted by the Council He has seventy men On the eligible list, and already 150 new applicants liaye come up out of the earth, ot dropped down from the skies They troop in every day. They conto by i droves, in cartloads, and still they i j come, mopping perspiring brows in | their anxiety to get on the police force, and seeking eagerly a pen with which ] to 1111 out the application blanks and i sicn their names. The crowd is as varied as it is large. Nearly every trade is represented by the men who come There are short ones, long ones, big ones, small ones, brunettes and blondes; shaved ami un? shaven. Many have come, but only thirty can be chosen. Out of the many who have felt the call Major Werner , thinks he can get thirty good men ' and true. Hut the whole crowd, ln ', eluding those now on the eligible list, must stand an examination, for the Hoard of Police Commissioners wants to be very careful in selecting the additional men. A date for the examination has not yet been set. but it will be held prob I ably within the next few days, as it is the desire of the chief and the. com , : missionera to have the men go on j i duty by March 1. and they will need ! time in which to procure their uni- ! forms and outfit; It Is probable, too, I thut the examination wiil have to be] held on the Instalment plan, that is. m relays, as there Is not room enough for the whole crowd In the Council chamber, nor In the ball of the House of Delegates. In the meanwhile application blanks ace being filled up by 'he dozen, and I ; If the examination Is not held soon H | : will be delayed by the number of men i ; applying. MORE CAPITAL VOTED Commonwealth Iinnk Add*, 9100,000; and Elect* New Directors. i At a meeting of the stockholder*; of .the Commonwealth Hank held yester ; day morning an increase o: $11)0,<. in the capital stock was unanimously authorized. This Increases the paid7 1 up capital of the bank from $200,001 to 5300.00". The board of directors was enlarged by the election of the following new members: W. Creed Davis. W. II. Dunn. J. Randolph Tucker, Routs Washer. Horace Wright and Dr. II. Stuart Mc? Lean. Old members of the board tire H. L. Denoon, P. C. Christian, George C. Walters. Isaac u. Davenport, Wil? liam Li Wade. Hugh Denoon, C. B: Oooke and W. L. Walters. There were no changes in the oiilcers of the bank, which are as follows: President. 11. I.. Denoon : Viea-Presi dent and Cashier. W. L. Walters; As? sistant Cashier. S. E. Walters; As? sistant Cashier. H. G. Proctor; Cashiet of Fulton Branch, John H. Harding; Cashier of Broad Street Branch. F. I - McConnell; Cashier of Twenty-tlft'n Street Branch. J. R. Fleet; Inning the six years of its exist? ence the bank has been most success ful. it has paid regular annual divi? dends to the stockholders of t? per cent and has accumulated a good surplus 'j'h,-. issue of stock authorized yester? day was largely taken by the stock? holders present at the meeting. LEAVE FOR RALEIGH High I cell 1'li.vnlclann l.oav? to Attend Conveution To-flay. Eighteen physicians and surgeons of Richmond loft last night in a special car over the Seaboard Air Lint! Rail ;vay for Raleigh, N. C. where the Tri Stdtc Medical Association will open its convention this morning. Dr. J. A. White; of this city, is president of th? organization, the membership of which embraces doctors of Virginia, North and South Carolina. The meeting will continue through Thursday night. The local physicians who left last night were Drs. J. A. White. Lawrence T. Price. D. Vandcrhoof. J. A. Walton. George Ben Johnston, M. O. Burke, A. M. Willis, j. Shclton Horsley. E 11. Terrell, MeCaw Tompklns, A. L. Gray, Paul LaRoque, J. A. Hodges, R. C. Bryan, A. G. Brown, C. M. Edwards. Beverly R. Tucker and H Stuart Mac Lean. FELLED WITH BOLT l'oremnn J. R. Rrlee ClnlniN Self-I>e fense in Knocking Down Albert llrown. J. B. Brice. foreman of construction, was arrested last night on a warrant sporn out by Albc-rt Brown, colored, charging that the foreman had struck him down with an Iron bolt. The negro was rather badly hurt, and needed tin. attentions of Dr. Turman, of the am? bulance corps. It was said in justification of Fore? man Brlce that the negro had been discharged by him for failing to obey orders, and that the discharged work? man came back In an ugly mood, lie approached Brlce in a threatening at? titude, with a knife In his hand, it is said, and Brlce knocked him down in Self- defense. Marriage Meensen. Marriage licenses were Issued yes? terday to Arthur Wells and Mary Keys, Walter Wingfield and Margaret Dill, Isaac Michael and Jennie Rosen and Charges A. Green and Mat tie J. Priddy. A license was issued late Monday afternoon to Fairfax C. Jones and Mar? garet E. Graves. Police CotlH Cases. The case against James P. Perry, who surrendered himself as a deserter from the United States Army to tho recruiting officer Monday afternoon, was continued in Police Court yester? day morning to February 24. Robert Gaincs, colored, charged with carrying a concealed weapon, was lined $100 and placed under $i00 se? curity for twelve months. Service at St. Paul's This After? noon for Rector?Ministers to Attend. The funeral of Rev. Roben W. Fur syth. rector ..f St. Paul'? Episcopal Church, who died Monday night, will take place this afternoon at :i o'clock from St. Paul :-. The services will Ik in charge of Rt. Rev. Robert A. Gibson *is!ooi of the Diocese of Virginia, while numerous members of the Episcopal i I' r./y will occupy seats in the chauci ! Seats in tho church will be reserved for ministers of all denominations. Masonic ceremonies will be conduct ?; at the grave in Hollywood Cemeterj by Meridian Lodge. Dr Manfred ?.'all master. Members of the lodge wii meet at the Masonic Temple at a o'clock. All Master Masons have heei invited to join in escorting the bod> from Hie rectory to the church ahd thence to Hollywood. The following iiave been sei beted to aci as pall-bear? ers: Active?-A. p. wilmer. Di. W. p. Mat? thew's, \V. Chase Morton, .1 Alston Can ell. Captain Frank W. Cunningham, Re vi ?lohn Mohcure, D. D.. and Charles A, Nesbi 11. Honorary?Isaac Davenport. John ?1 j Farland. Epp? Muhton, Jr.. William Y Reithard, Dr. George Ren Johnston, Dr. Mural Willis. Dr. Stuart McGuire, Dr. Christopher Tompklns, Dr. Mct.'av. Tompkins, Dr. Douglas Van,lei hoof. Dr. Beverly R. Tucker, Dr. J. M. Hutcoeson. Dr, 1?. A. Kuyk, Dr. Daniel Talloy. Dr H Norton Mason. Dr. Edmund S. Boh <?, Dr; Mack Alexander. B RamL Wellford. Dr. George Rpss^ William C. Benlley I Charles Davenport, Judge R Carte i .-cutt. \\". Frank Bovvers, John B. young, K. Randolph Wiiiiarns, John Ken Branch, Beverly T. Crumb, Frederick W. Scott and Cunningham Hail. In order to attend the funeral In a body, Presbyterian ministers of !>??? city will meet in the lobby of the Rieh, mond Hotel this afternoon at 2:tffl o'clock. They will be led to St. Paul'? under the direction of Rev. J. Calvin Stewart, I'. D, Tribute From Or. Cnllnch. The following letter was received last night by The Tlmes-Dispat.ch from R. v. Edward N Calisch, Ph. D.. rabbi of Beth Aliabah Synagogue-: "Owing to my absence from the cit :? I will not have tlie oporiuhlty, by my presence at Ills funeral, to testify to my respect and admiration for the late Rev. R. w. Forsyth. D. D. I beg there? fore to say through your columns that our city has sustained a los-, In his passing. He was a loyal son of Ins own church, a man of Intellectual breadth and of a singularly sweet dis? position. I have had occasion to be with him both at private occasions and at public functions, and I have found it always a joy to meet and converse with him. Not only his own church, but all of us wiio knew him, mourn his departure. As a faithful servant of tho Lord, he has entered into rest." ARCrHTfECfSH Hnvc Conference and Approve slle for Memorial Institute. Members of the architectural lirm of Bissel! & Sinkler. of Philadelphia, sue cessfu? contestants for the award <M the design adopted for the construction of the Confederate Memorial Institute, were in Richmond yesterday and went over tho sin- which will be occupied by that Institution. They expressed con? siderable satisfaction over the proposed location of the building, and declared the property which has been chosen to be admirably suited for that purpose. Details of the work were discussed with Lieutenant-Governor .1. Taylor Ellyson. chairman of the committee in charge of the erection of the institute Mr. Ellyson escorted the visitors ovo* the grounds which will bo occupied by the Institute, and following this gave them an automobile tour of the oity. .Messrs. Bissoll and Sinkler returned to Philadelphia last night. Is sold under a Trade-Mark Get it Gordon Metal Company, Richmond, Va. gold and silver Monogram Watch Fob " Made i:i a Minute." Any initials. Durable, dressy. Mail orders solicited. 9 Jewelers, 612 |.v. Main, Richmond your Laundry phone? A collar's life and shirt's ex? istence depends greatly on who launders them. All we ask is a trial. eclipse laundry.