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Six pairs hose guaranteed for six months or
new hose given in exchange at the counter Hosiery arc guaranteed, and if cither of the six pairs show signs of a hole you arc at liberty to return them and receive a new pair at the counter (no waiting to get them from the manufacturer). . , , , ? t ir The "Knotair" Hose are sheer and light m weight, fine, hsle-likc quality?sold only in halt dozens lots. Both men's and women's. MEN'S LISLE-LIKE HOSE. . Boxed mx pairs of a size, solid colors, sizes 9 to UK, in black, tan. grey, navy. Burgundy and heliotrope, SI.50 per box. MEN'S SILK LISLE HOSE. Gauze Quality. Boxed six pairs of a .-ize, in black only, sizes 9 to llKi $3.00 per box. WOMEN'S SILK LISLE HOSIERY. ? Gauze Quality. Boxed six pairs of a size. Sizes 8 to 10. in black, white, tan, with interlaced garter splicing, $3.00 per box. WOMEN'S LISLE-LIKE HOSIERY. Boxed six pairs of a size, sizes S to 10. in black and lan, with interlaced garter splicing; $2.00 per box. We sell Pictorial Review Patterns 10 and 15c. Because they are the most reliable All Churches in City Will Be Included?Brown and Curry Secured. The Methodist churches of Richmond will hold great union meetings in May and Juno. The city will be di? vided into four districts. The follow? ing are the districts and the chinches composing them: Central District ? Broad Street, Clay I Street, Highland Park. Centenary and Barton Heights. Eastern District?t'nion Station. St. James, Trinity, St; Raul's, Denny Street and Faitmount. Western District ? Park Place, Laurel | Street and Epworth. Southern I ?istriet?Central, West End. Asbury and Decatur Street. The meetings will be held in the first named church in each district, ? \ e'ep't In the western district, when' meetings will be In the City Audi? torium, with the churches of the en? tire city uniting. Sectional executive committees will be appointed In each district, com? posed of throe preachers from the dis? trict, who will appoint the other coi.. mittces, to-wit: Finance, musical and advertising. The meetings will lie conducted by Evangelist .1 E. Brown, of St. Louis, find his singer, Curry They have bad great success elsowhere, and great meetings are expected. MORE ROBBERIES BovHcs * Shnckrlford Report Theft of Cn?h HeclMer, f Isar* und Cignrcttrfc. The firm of Bowles & Shackelfora, j02 North First Street, reported to ths police yesterday that its store had been broken into and that property valued in the aggregate' at $53 had been stolen. The report stated thai entrance wa gained through, a side window, and that the thief, or thieves, stole the cash register and a bos 01 cigars and e box of cigarette?. There wa; no clue as to the identity of the ma? rauder?. Arthur Austin, of 2220 West Moore Street, reported ihr.t h!? house had been broken into and that a !--.t of household goods had been stolen. Mr. Branch Very 111. Carter W. Bhr. C ??:?<?:'.-,::: r. banker and broker", is critically ill at His home. "feO West Franklin Street. It was said last night that while bis condition was somewhat improved, ^i-3 family is nevertheless alarmed. Easter Cruise 2 7 days, %$', and upwards, April 1, 1911. Havana, 67 hours; San Juan. 2i hours; Bermuda. 55 hour?. RICHMOND TRANSFER CO., S0'.< Enst Main Street. WIMP ? -? GM. Co.'s "PEARL J3 Is the crowning glory of your home. Richmond, Va. pgSKBBKSSSBBKESS._J_ JUJ... .a, ?l'AXu.?'HI Don't shop around foi Pins We have a nit e assortment at $2.00 up. Smith & Webster, inc. Jewelers- Opt icians, (,\2 K. Mnjn St. your laundry phone? A ti?llfir'd life and shirt's cx< ifctence depends greatly oil who launders thctii. .Ml wc ask is n trial. ISCLIPSE LAUNDRY; SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RINGS, j Every Diamond wc sell is of the finest quality?each stone is specially (elected fchd mounted in our own shop. The repu? tation of the Schwarzschild .Store is be ind ever,- a'rtirlc sold?so you can buy ere with period confidence. SCI IW A RZSCHILD BROS., Second and Broad Streets. TO FIRE B?flDING _ j i Infernal Machine Containing j Gasolene Exploded in South Richmond House. Working on t lie slenderest of threads, the Police Department has made but little progress in the dis- ? coyery of the author of an attempt j which whs made yesterday morning to blow up or set on tire the Baldwin Building, in South Richmond, with an infernal machine. It is believed by the police that the machine was intended not so much to wreck the building as \ to cause an explosion sulflcieht to set the house on lire, as the little box used was charged with gasolene instead of powder or dynamite. Shortly before 1<? o'clock yesterday morning the families who occupy the flats over Baldwin's store, on Hull Strebt, were startled by a dull ex? plosion in the hallway on the second Moor, and. rushing fron: their rooms, they were confronted by black smoke pouring front the head of the only available (light of steps and rapidly tilling the hall to the suffocation point. Alarm Is OiviMI, | The cries of the trapped Inmates | reached the ear of Dr. Cjiarles Hon- I aker, who lives in the adjoining Hat, and lie. after a hurried investigation; gaVe the alarm to the |?'irc Depart? ment. Captain Alec Wright, of flic Third Police Station, was the tlrst man: on tin scene; He dashed through the smoke up the flight of steps that leads to the flats aboyc the store and sized lip the situation. .Meanwhile-, the alarm had spread to the clerks in the store beneath, and these came out in timo to see the tire department arrive. So c|iiick had been the response to the alarm that the firemen were aide i to extinguish the blazing woodwork 1 of the hall with the chemical ap? paratus, and no water was let into the ! building. A ha^t>- examinat'on showred I the damage to the building to be about j S50. all of which was confined to the! helh A short while after the blaze hail been extinguished Fire Chief .foynes atid Captain Wright made si tour of inspection; and after stumbling over a small, black tin box; began to fear that the tire was started by human | hand. The infernal machine?a harm? less looking black box such as train . conductors carry their orders in?con? tained a set of wires, a small electric battery, and an exploded Pottle which had been filled with gasolene. The box was carried, hack to the north side i>'. Chief Joyncs and subjected to a minute examination. Apparent I y Dellbcrntc. As several people had passed up these very stairs only about live min? utes before the explosion without seeing any such box, the police believe ihat the author of the heinous attempt | lirazehlv carried his machine to its resting' pla--* In broad daylight, hut j no oiio has yet been found who saw a mat! ehtei the building carrying any . such box. I There is a theory held by many pe.o- , pi,- in the neighborhood of the attempt j that the machine was loaded in Its place i,y an enemy of some member of the band of foreign laborers who had until recently occupied the flat over Haddock & Green's, adjoining Baldwin's store. It is also said that these men became incensed over their recent ejection from their quarters. However." in this event the offender attacked the wrong bouse. ? The members of the l.ifford and Ruiz j families, who occupy the Hats over RaldwlhfK store, were very much dis- j tijrbed by the unsuccessful attempt to ; wreck their dwcll'ng. 1 \ erdlet fur tW.O. in do ease ->r ,iocl \V; White against the I Virginia Raiiway and Power Company, tried j yestcriia;. Iii tho City Circuit Court, verdict; it rid JudKtiient a ore entered tor tSF.O. Mr, ?White sued for $1.000 for df-ftnage to a pair of mules and wagon In collision with -RURAL DWELLERS j KICK 1 SERVICE j Company Agrees to 15-Minutc Schedule to Westhampton. I Committee Must Ratify. I ? When the Council Committee on I Streets gets together to-night a dele* I u; 111 <.11 <<f citizens living along the I Wcstliampion ear line, together with 'members of tho Count r> club, situated Jon the same line, will appear before J tliHt body and risk for rat ideation of the proposed change In the street ear schedule which will give a nftceri-mln Ute service. The Virginia Railway and Power company has agreed to such a sched? ule, -and all thai is needed for It to become etfecllvn Is the ratification of the Street Cbtnhiltteei Should this be secured cat's will leave Ninth and Broad streets every (if torn minutes niid go through to West Hampton Bark; There' will, however, it is expected be opposition t-i the plan, sin, , ji volvos a -..'olid fate to certain parts of the citv. Manager Levy Says Jamestown | Track Will Comply With State Law. i Regarding a statement from Gover? nor .Mann t<> the effect that lie would i iipt permit any violation of the State anti-bet ting law during the spring meet Of the Jamestown Joekey Club, which opens on April :i. Manager Boh Levy, of the club, wired last night from Norfolk: "The spring- meet of the Jamestown Jockey club will run ts schedule from April to J'i. inclusive, as announced, without violating any laws of Vir? ginia. Governor Mann Iths been in com? munication with .Indue .1. T. Lawless, of the Circuit Court of Norfolk county, and Captain It. C; Marshall.' Common . wealth's Attorney, In regard to the opening of the Jamestown Jockey Club next Monday, directing prosecution of i all offenders against the nntl-gam bllng laws of the State. The Gover? nor said yesterday: '"I am aware of the fact that horse : men arc already gathering at Norfolk, jand that since the abandoning of rac? ing In New- Vork the turfmen are look I Ihg in other directions. I am also Iri | formed that the laws against hook | making and gambling were openly vlo I lated ami defied at Norfolk last April, 'and 1 am determined that this shall not occur again." The Governor has a hundred or I more clippings from Norfolk news I papers commenting on the approach? ing meet of the Jamestown Jockey Club. He indicated that If necessary he would visit the track in person to see that the State laws were being com? piled with. SUGGESTS GENERAL OFFER Richmond Might Subscribe to First Krillriiud on the .Job. Suggestion has been made from West Point that Richmond might sub so.rl >e lu r $150.000 to the first railroad which puts this city hi contact with the Rappahannock. rather than single out one proposition. A letter to this ( fie i has been written to W. T. Dab ney, of the Chamber of Commerce, and is as follows: -\\?-st Point, v.l.. March 27. 1911. "W. T. Dabncy, Secretary, Chamber of Commerce. Richmond, Va;; "My Dear Sir,? It has been brought to our notice that your chamber Is undertaking to raise $100.000 to be offered as a bonus or subscription to stock of a railroad line from Rich? mond to the Rappahannock. "I would like to make the following suggestion in reference to this matter, which I trust yon will not consider presumptuous: ''The purpose of the Richmond peo ;being to encourage nnd foster the development of the country to the eastward of her. to the especial advan? tage of Richmond, would it he wise to limit any offer of cash support to one company or project? "Would it not be safer and surer to bring the desired results If the offer were made applicable as n bonus to the first project which shall put Rich? mond In direct contact by rail with the Rappahannock River? '?Respectfully, "CROSRV THOMPSON, "President Old Dominion Industrial i Company." THEATRE IS CLOSED Storage of High Explosive Films Held to He Dangerous! Upon request of Building Ispecctor Beck, Mayor Richardson yesterday issued orders ? losing the Rex moving picture theatre pend Ing alterations. Orders were given to the Chief of Polle? to see that the building re? mains closed until certain unauthotized wooden partitions are removed. The theatre -?nulls at the northeast corner of .Seventh and Broad Streets; and la operated by Mrs. Alice B. Thorpe. Mi. Beck reported that an unauthorized wooden partition has been placed In the space under tin- main auditorium and front doors, and that he was informed that this space w:,n being used to store a large num? ber of aims which arc of very combustible material. The storage room was erected without a petinit. It Is stated that the pic? ture films are of a high explosive material; ami might cause a serious firo at any time. The proprietor, Mrs. Thorpe, said last night that there were no ^lms In tho room In question, and that none would ever he. stored there, save such as are In dally use. and those would he kept In a metal box of approved type. The rooms, she said, was for a men's dressing room and storage of tickets and printed matter. The theatre, slie said; Is now undergoing extensive alter alii (is, and when reopened In a few days will be as nearly fireproof as possible. Norwegian Strainer Here. The Norwegian steamer Tliorsa, Captain Hans Hanson, entered the port yesterday foi a cargo ,.f "00,000 feet of lumber, con s gm 'I t.- St. .lohn, N. It. The Tliorsa cleared sesterdny afternoon, and will likely said to? day for Norfolk to complete her cargo. Tho vessel Is a sumII tramp of S'-'i net tonnage. She arrived here from Jacksonville, Pia. ijjTHE SAVINGS BANK, I Of RICHMOND r BE READY when necessity calls by opening an account with us at once. .3 per cent, coin pound interest added to your savings. 1117 East Main Street. Understood Among St. Paul's Members That He Is Choice of Vestry. NO ANNOUNCEMENT MADE Vestrymen Decline to Talk. Young- Minister Has No? table Record. While no ofllcial statement was is? sued after a meeting of the vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church last night, at which the matter of selecting a rec? tor to succeed the late Rev. Robert W. Porsyth, D. D., was discussed, yet there was prevalent among members of the congregation a report to the effect that the position would be of? fered to Rev. W. Russell Rowic, of Greenwood, Albemarle couaty. Cer? tainly Mr. Bowie's name was the most prominent of those under discussion. .Members of the vestry said after? wards that there was no detlnlte an? nouncement to be made at this time, and beyond that those who took par:. In the meeting would tiot discuss it. It is the belief of some members or the congregation that the position has been tendered Mr. Bowie, and that no announcement will he made by the vestry until it is known whether or not he will accept. Cntl From Home. Mr. Bowie was reared in 7t. Paul's Church, having been a son of the late W. R. Bowie, a well known attorney. He Is a great-nephew of John P. Branch, of this city, and has a wiao circle of relatives and friends hero. Mr. Bowie Is a graduate of McGlitre's School, of Harvard University and or the Episcopal Theological Seminary, at Alexandria. He Is now twenty-eight years of ag?., and has for several years conducted with remarkable success a mountain mission In tho Ragged Mountains, lie was recently called to the It. L3. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church in Lex? ington, and is sold to still have that offer under consideration. Some years ago he was offered and declined the as? sistant rectorship of St. Paurs. He has several times preached at St. Paul's. Bishop Lloyd ami Bishop Tucker, who have recently visited the mountain mission, speak In the highest terms of the work Mr. Bowie has boon doing. According to current re? port, the vestry Is somewhat divided ? not so much over the selection of Mr. Bowie?but as to the age of the man who should be called, several members having stated that they would oppose calling any man over thirty-five years, while others would prefer an older man, with a more established reputa? tion. if no authoritative announcement Is forthcoming soon, members of tho con? gregation expect that there will be some formal statement in regard to the choice of a rector next Sunday morning. CANNOT MEET DEMANDS V lid ting Nur>es Hope to Enlarge Work Through l ug T)ny. Preparations for the annual Tag Day next Monday arc Hearing completion, and the of? ficers of the Instructive Visiting Nurses' As? sociation are hoping for a sale that will meet the heeds of the association for larger usefulness. With pretty girls on every corner, and with the people of Richmond a l oused to the real nature of the work, they have In hand, the association expects the most liberal response that Richmond has ever made to this charity. One reason the association Is appealing so strongly for support this year Is tho neces? sity for securing the services of additional nurses, without which officers of the associ? ation say, they cannot hope to meet the de? mands now made upon them. Of the ten nurses regularly employed by the association in Instructive visiting, one Is provided for by private subscription, two otherp are paid by the City Hoard of Health and the other seven are supported directly by the association through the proceeds of I Tag Day. COMMITTEES TO REPORT Solicitors for Northern Neck Railroad Meet t on Thursday. Committees of the Chamber of Commerce which are canvassing business men of the city for the purpose of raising $100,000 in stock subscriptions to the Richmond-North? ern Neck Railroad will make their repoi^s to Chairman T. M. Carrington Thursday af? ternoon. It is proposed that the meeting be held lit the Business Men's Club at lunch hour, when the chairmen will talk over the situation. Though it is yet Impossible to say Just what amount has been raised, responses have been generous, and those closely in touch with the work say that there Is now practically no doubt that tho amount will be raised within a short while. In' Bankruptcy I.eo E. Busscr. a foreman of n contracting firm, yesterday tiled a petition In voluntary bankruptcy in the United States District Court. Liabilities of $617.00 are set forth, while assets of ?77:.. pf which $nS7.?<J Is held as exempt, arc claimed, George J. Hooper Is attorney for the petitioner. Extension Board to Meet. The hoard of church extension of the Southern Methodist Church will hold its an? nual mooting April 27 at Centenary Metho? dist Church. It Is expected that all of the Methodist bishops will be In attendance, anil extensive preparations are being made for the event. Goes to Prison. Gus Holland (colored) recently convicted In the Hustings Court of the murder of another negro and sentenced to ten years, was removed to the penitentiary yesterday afternoon. TECTIKS MAY ARCH FOR Hill I Family Has Heard Nothing Yet I of Missing Colored Bank Cashier. Search for R. 'I'. Hill, cashier of the defunct True Reformers' Bank (col? ored), is still being prosecuted by friends and members of the family, and it is probable that to-day tho de? tective department will bo called on to lend its aid in attempting to locate the musing man. I Members of Hill's family held a short conference yesterday with Cap? tain McMnhon, and they stated that It was probable that to-rlav they would ask him to send out circulars for Hill. The part to he taken by tho Police Department, however, will bo still un ofTtclal. But. hs Is usual in .such cases. It will lend every legitimate aid. Hill disappeared from" homo last Friday morning. n0 Is oho of the most prominent negroes in the South, and has field and still holds positions of importance ah (I responsibility in many negro organizations. It seems generally to he believed that tho losses Incurred by the True Reformers preyed upon nnd unbalanced bis mind. DESERTIONS THIN INSURGENT RANKS Most of the Rebellious St?deiiis Attended College Yes? terday. OTHERS ARE STILL DEFIANT Talk of Finishing Course in Separate School Under Mr. Mayncs. Though they admit that their ranks have been somewhat dcplcated by tno return of certain of their number ti> tlie class room yesterday morning, tne insurgent students of the Massey Busi? ness College arc still fighting, and, though they have not definitely decided upon their course, one thing they say la certain??that they will not return to college. Just what their status as re? gards numbers Is, seems hard to as? certain. Manager 15. L? Laylleld stated yester? day that at roll call there wore thirty two men missing, seven of whom were away on leaves of absence and would return The rebels, on the other hand, say thut the total of absentees was greater and that a number of those who reported for their classes would be reaily to leave the college when other arrangements could be made. A mooting was held last night, at which W. P. Huynes, the discharged teacher, presided, and at which there were thirty-two men present. Tt was? sxpiuihcd that a business college of Norfolk had made an offer to take them in. It was the sentiment of the students, however, that it would be best to remain In this city If possible. Mr. May ties told them that inasmuch as they had seen fit to stand by him, he was prepared to take care of them as far as he could, and suggested that if a suitable hall could be obtained, he would continue the class and make arrangements for a shorthand teacher. There were several places in view yes? terday, but up to tho time of the mect lr>g no definite arrangements had been made. it Is expected that something definite will be done to-day. BellrveN Others Will I\rnvc. Mr. Huynes stated that he had as? surances from a number of the stu? dents who yesterday returned to the college that they would be with the Insurgents if they decided to continue their courses under him here, and he is making his plans accordingly. in the event that It is Impossible to se? cure sutablo quarters in this city, the students and Mr. ITayncs wll prob tibiy accept the Norfolk order. Asked about the terms of tho con? tracts for tuition, which is paid for in advance and good until used, Mr. Lay lleld said that ho could make no definite statement until after a con? ference with other members of the system. Ho stated, though, that there was a clause authorizing the officials to revoke the contracts for Insubordi? nation, and personally lie considered yesterday's walkout decidedly In that light. The students who remained away seem to look upon It as though the bridges have been burned behind them and that they have severed all con? nection with the college. However, Mr. I^a.vtield expresses the conviction that nearly all will return, and the. general hope seems to be that the youths will take this view of the situation. ACCIDENTALLY KILLED I.ciromotlre Work* Kleetrlelnn Falls Against Mte Wire. K. C. Vaughan. an electrician employed by the Richmond branch of the American Loco? motive Company, was Instantly killed at 10:15 o'clock yesterday morning, when he fell against a "live" wire, and ".MO volts of the deadly current passed through his body. The city amhulance was summoned Immediately, hut Dr. Hatshbarger, who answered the call, could do no more than pronounce the man dead. Vaughan was working In the power house of the plant when he lost his balance and fell against the wire. He had been em? ployed at tiic Locomotive Works for several years. He was about twenty-five years old. find was a. native of King and Queen county. Discuss New Bridge, A call has been Issued for a meeting of the subcommittee of the Committee on Streets on the new Mayo Bridge for thla afternoon at fi o'clock, at the City Hall. Members of a subcommittee from the Com? mittee on Finance are Invited to sit with the bridge committee. Special Service. Rev. TL D. C. Machlachlan will speak to? morrow nlRht at R o'clock at tho Seventh Street Christian Church on "The Prayer of Daniel." An attractive feature of the ser? vice will be tho singing of the regular choir, assisted by Charles W; Hunter. EDITOR BROWNE Of the Rockford Morning Star. 1 About seven years ago I ceased drink? ing toffee to give your Postum a trial. "I had suffered acutely from various I forms of indigestion, and my stomach had become so disordered as to repel almost every sort of substantial food. My gen eral health was bad. At close intervals I would suffer severe attacks which confined me. in bed for a week or more. Soon after changing from coffee to Postum the indi? gestion abated, and in a short time ceased entirely. I have continued the daily use of your excellent Food Drink, and assure you most cordially that I am indebted to you for the relief it has brought inc. "Wishing you a continued success, I am Yours very truly, J. Stanley Browne, Managing Editor." Of course, when a man's health shows he can stantl coffee without trouble, let him drink it, but most highly organized brain-workers simply cannot. The drugs natural to the coffee berry affect the stomach and oilier organs and thence to the complex nervous system, throwing it out of balance and producing disorders in various parts of the body. Keep up tins daily poisoning and serious disease generally supervenes. So when man or woman finds that coffee is a smooth but deadly enemy, and health is of any value at all, there is but one toad? cid it. It is easy to find out if coffee be the cause of the troubles, for if left off ten days and Postum be used in its place, and i the sick and diseased conditions begin to j disappear, the proof is unanswerable. Postum is not good if made by short boiling. It must be boiled full 15 minutes after boiling begins, when the crisp flavor and the food elements arc brought out of the grains and the beverage is ready to fulfill its mission of palatable comfort and renewing the cells and nerve centres broken down by coffee. "There's a Reason." ' Get (he little book, "The Road to Well villc," in pkgs. Ever read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. They are genuine, true and full of human interest. $ 9,85 for Spring Suits Worth Up to $18 $12,85 for Spring Suits Worth Up to $25 Every suit carried over from last season is on sale this week at the above reduced prices. ?Almost every size for every shape. Gans-Rady Company Reporter Says He Was Insulted and Ordered From Monroe Park. j Formal complaint was made?to May? or Richardson yesterday by Charles W. Cordes, a reporter for an afternoon newspaper, against Eugene Walton, keeper of Monroe Park, and the city editor of the same paper has filed sim? ilar charges with Chairman Batkins. of the Council Committee on Grounds and Bulldlngfc\ which has supervision of parks. Mayor Richardson has sum? moned Park Keeper Walton to appear before him this morning. Mr. Cordes complains that he hay been Insulted and threatened by the park keeper and ordered from the park. According to his account, he Is an acquaintance of Mr. Moore, an em? ploye In the park, and ho had con? versed with him several times, seeking information for his paper. Keeper Walton objected to these Intorvicws. and according to tho complaint, ho met Cordes, in the park on March 1R. when Mr. Walton Is said to have told the reporter: "If I see you nosing around here any more I'll fix you. I'll show you that yon can't come around here and interfere with Moore and get informa? tion from him. Now. you keen out of the park, or I'll lix you." Chairman Ratklns, of the Council Committee on Grounds and Buildings, said last night that he had already made some inquiry Into tho matter. According to Mr. Batkins, the after? noon paper asserted that some one was lobbying to prevent holding band con? certs in Monroe Bark the coming sum? mer, a matter which has not been discussed In any way by the commit? tee. The paper. It is stated, sent Mr. Cordes out and secured a number of statements from citizens living about tho park, nil of whom wanted park music, and some of whom Indicated that whatever objection there might be. could only come from tho nark keeper, who would have some addi? tional work. In pursuit of this same matter, the reported was proceeding to Interview employes of the park during working hours, when Mr. Wal? ton Interfered, alleging that he was interrupting the men in the discharge of their duties. ARRESTS LAST NIGHT Believe Hubert llnmutii to Be Negro Wanted for Ilouftc-Hurnlng! Robert Barnum, or Bonner, colored, was arrested last night by Dctectlve SeVgcaht Wiley and Bicycle Policeman Matt on suspicion of having committed a felony. It Is believed that he may be a negro who Is wanted lor house burning. Arthur Shelton, colored, was arrested oh a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Heiter Morris, -white, was arrested on ft charge of stealing a metal hadge on which was Inscribed the mark and insignia of'the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Compai y. Owen Callahan. white, was arrested on a charge of being d'sorderly on a Broad and Main Street car. TAKES HER LIFE Mr?. M. M. Todd Kulrldes ns Result of i Despondency. Despondent, It Is said, over til health, Mrs. M. M. Todd, of 17 West Marshall Etreet. commltled suicide yesterday morning b> taking about fifteen grains of corrosive sub? limate. It was not until nearly an hour after she had swnllowed the deadly poison that her sister, Mrs. E. D. Mansfield, no tleed that Mrs. Todd was in great pain she admitted then having taken the poison, and the ambulance was summoned. Though Dr. Marshbargcr administer heroic treat? ment and did all he could, there was no response, and Mrs. Todd died a ehort tlmo later. Mrs. Todd was twenty-ftve years old. She is survived by her husband, one flve-year old son, Melville; three brothers?W. C, M. T?. and W. F. Wright?and three sisters Mrs. ,T. W. Sheppard. Mrs. F. D. Munatleld and Mrs. A. D. Da vies NOT QUALIFIED Comparative! v Few Citizens TlaTc Paid I Their Poll Taxes. Less than F.000 out of a possible thirty-odd [thousand men In Richmond are eligible to vote. In order to qualify for the November election and the summer primaries citizens must pay all poll taxes six months prior to election day. According to officials of t*1? treasurer's office, the payment is slower than In many years. Thn paid list Is said to he smaller than at any time since the new Constitution went Into effect, nnd ap? parently but little work Is being done by Democratic party workers In Inducing men to reglste'r and qualify. The taxes must be paid by May 7 to qualify for tho November election. Deed la Recorded. A deed was recorded In the Chancery Court yesterday transferring from the Richmond Chamber of Commerce to the First National Bank Building Corporation property, n't, the southwest corner of Ninth arid Main Streets for a consideration of $C3().00e. The old building la being vacated and plans pre? pared for a twenty-story railway office building. Bryan Park Gets Appropriation. Improvements Slated at Reservoir. After two hours of cutting nnd pruning, a subcommittee of the Coun? cil Committee on Grounds and Build? ings last night distributed between the various parks of the city the general appropriation of $2f.,000. The report will be made to the Grounds and Buildings Committee on Thursdu.^ night. The slate as adopted follows: Chlmborazo Bark, $2,000; Marshall Park. $2,000: Jefferson Park. $1,000; Taylor's Rill, $1.000: .Ste>ps, Twenty Sixth Street, $20; Gamble's TfIII. $000: Monroe Pnrk. $1,200; Nursery. $1.200; Riverside, $1,000; William Byrd. $S,900; Monument Avenue. $000; Washington Square, $700; Contingent fund, $100; Water and, light, $700; Joseph Bryan Park. $2,45f0. ? These funds are for improvements, nnd nro aside from the pay of keepers nnd laborers. Bar Association to Meet. Secretary Maurice A. Powers Issued a call yesterday for a meeting of tho bar of the city to be held this afternoon nt t o'clock in tho assembly room of tho Chamber of Commerce, to take suitable action on the ,death of li. SC John Conltcr. Admits Larceny From Employer and Is Ready to Face His Sentence. Frank H. Fitzgerald, who wan brought back from Washington by Detective Sergeant Reliant Sunday af? ternoon on a charge of stealing $90.54 from Klngan ?fc Co.. and whose pecu? lations are said to amount to $3,000, waived examination In Police Court yesterday morning, and the case was certified to the April term of tho Hust? ings Court. No attempt wag made by Ills attorney, Willis C. PulUam. to pro" ctire ball, ami Fitzgerald was remanded to jail. Whether with the stoicism of de? spair or with the calmness of utter Indifference, the defalcating book? keeper looks upon his present plight with little apparent concern. He de? nies nothing. He admits that ho stole the money, thinks that It amounted to $",000 and said that his thefts covered a period of three years. Evi? dently, however, he saved none of tho money he stole. When he left South Richmond, after having been dismissed from the meat parking firm, lie had, he states, only $155, and or this amount $100 was stolen from him otiu night In Alexandria. Ho met three young Rlehmondors, one of whom has been In trouble here several times, ho said. and. after leaving him in a help? less condition, they stole his money. Rllded the Simpenne. He knew that ho was wanted here; ho felt that it was only a matter of time before he would be captured, and the suspense battered away his nerves. After much hesitation, he surrendered. Though it opened agatn the gateway of the penitentiary for him, there was a certain sense of rallof in knowing that he would no more have to dodge the police ami be hunted the country over as a fugitive from Justice, j "I've been away before, you know," he said a little wearledly, "ami 1 know what 11 Is." Drawing the inference from some of his remarks. Fitzgerald seems to have a slight hope that he may be freed of his present trouble His family owns a home said to be valued at $3,500, and the mnn seems to depend on this to cover the losses Incurred by tho company through his peculations. Samuel II. Remiss, of tin? Soulhslde, who was mentioned Sunday by Fitz? gerald as knowing that the prisoner did not leave Richmond with a woman, disclaims any such knowledge of i\U man. SMALLPOX CASE Express Messonecr Moved From Railroad Y. M. C. A. Richmond's second case of smallpox for this year wan reported to the Health De? partment yesterday In the person of M. M. Burns, twenty-two years old. of Pltts horo. N*. ('.. an express messenger on the .Seaboard Air Line Railway, running be? tween Richmond and Hamlet, N. <'. He was taken III on March It, and has since b?e:i tinder treatment for chicken pox at th* Railroad Y. M. ''. A., coiner of Seventeenth nnd Main Streets. The patient wns removed to the smallpox hospital, nfter inspection by Dr. W. J. West, of the Health Department. Mr. Burnj wns about the city for a day er two after feeling til. und it !S fearer! that other cases will develop. The Health Department strongly urges all tin vaccinated persons to take proper precautions at once. His rooms at the Y. M. C. A. were fumi? gated, nnd vaccinators set to work by tho Health Department In and about the build? ing, so as to preclude all danger from In? fection there. Simple Subjects. "Photomicrographs of Lesions of Tabes Dorealls" Is the exceedingly simple fend everyday subject which will be discussed to njclit at a meeting of the Richmond Acad? emy of Medicine nnd Surgery, which will be held In the Travelers' Protective Asso? ciation building at Third and Main Streets. Tt ^11 be presented by Dr. Thomas A. Wil? li.-rrs, of Washington. D. C. -The Thyroid Heart" will be discussed by r?~ A. G. Brown. Jr. Fined for Resisting. Richard Evans (colored), charged with be? ing disorderly and resisting Policemen Gen trv and Griffin, was lined !2j and placed un? der S100 security for six months in Police Court yesterday morning. lFollx Smith (colored* wns sentenced to sixty days in lall on a charge of stealing a quantity of butter and groceries from P. 15. Hatcher. Sues Hotel for Baggage. The appeal case of II. S. Potter against Mrs. J. B. Gilbert-, trading as the Gilbert Hotel, from the Court of the Civil Justice, was tried yesterday In th> Law and Equity Court, and resulted In verdict and judgment for $29.45. Potter sued for baggago lost by employes of tho hotel. Open Bids To-Night. The Council Committee on Streets will meet to-night at S o'clock with a long and Important docket In prospect. BidB will be opened for a large amount of street work. Including much curbing nnd guttering In South Richmond. I ARE YOU FREE ? FROM? Headaches, Colds, Indigestion, Pains, Constipation, Sour Stomach, Dizziness? If you are not, the most effective, prompt and pleasant method of getting rid of them is to take, now and then, a desertspoon ful of the ever refreshing and truly beneficial laxative remedy?Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna. It is well Known throughout the world as the best of family laxative reme? dies, because it acts so gently and strengthens naturally without irri? tating the system in any way. To get its beneficial effects it is always necessary to buy the genu? ine, manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co., bearing the name of the Company, plainly printed or* the front of every package.