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With each purchase of six cakes of Pal moilve Soap at CC this week's special price. . t/tl' This is a special offer by the manufac? turer to introduce these goods to our cus? tomers. The offer for tIiis week only. 6 cakes Palmolive Soap. S.60 1 jar Paltnolive at.50 Silo BOTH FOR 55c Negro Escapes From Hospital After Eluding Quarantine Guard. Unwilling to remain under surveil? lance In the prosaic surroundings of the smallpox hospital. Willie Wll llunis, colored, who was sent there Sun? day and placed under quarantine af? ter having been 'exposed to tho dis? ease, quietly slipped away some time early yesterday morning. When last heard from hn was headed toward tho city. A report of hls^seape was made to the police yesterday, and every of fort will be made to send him back be? fore there Is danger of infection, which Dr. Hudson, of the hospital, says will bo several days. Williams lived at 1813 Wallace Street with a colored man named Scott Towers, his wife nnd one child. Sov eral days ago Towers broke out with what he then thought was chicken pox contracted from a woman from South Carolina who had spend a abort while at the house. Und Genuine Smnllpnx, Examination by the physicians Showed, however, that It was genuine smallpox. Neither Powers's wlfo and child, nor Iho boarder had been vacci? nated, so nil were carried to the hospi? tal, where, according to the Health Department rules, they were to be vaccinated and held until all danger of Infection had passed. Williams did not relish getting a sore arm, nor did he caro to remain In thi! country until the provisions of the quarantine law should be complied with. He did not make any complaint to the authorities, but took bis own counsel and sneaked away in the early morning hours, when there was no one looking. Dr. Hudson said yesterday that he was very anxious lb get hold of the man, and added that once again In quarantine, he would see to It tbnt he did not get out. lie gave a minute description of tho negro, nnd said that If the police succeeded In arresting him, the health authorities would have a guard placed over him. According to the history of tho case, the police can now lay hands on Williams with? out fear of Infection. The chances are, however, that he will break out with the dlsons?* In a short while, and will then become n menace to- every one with whom ho romr-s In contact. LEEDY DECLINES TRIP Conflict With I.nniy Comp Kecp? Film I Eroiri San Antonio. By special offer from the War De? partment, Virginia was yesterdav given permission to add a colonel or Infantry to the detail which win go to San Antonio lu itmo to report oh May 27. Adjutant-General W. W. Sale offered the detail to Colonel Hohen F. Eeedy, of .tin- Second lnfantrv, the ranking, rVgimwunl commander. In Ii' rrfply received Inter, Colonel Eeedy said that the duty would con? flict with llie camp of Instruction for infantry ofllccrs at Du ray. anil that as this Is to be In his own (own he feared the visiting officers would regard It as somewhat discourteous for him to be absent at such a time. He therefore ri'tlined the trip. General Sale will to-day offer the detail to Colonel William 3. Perry* of Staunton, commander of the First In^ fantry. Illl. F.iftliAM) 5 PEA It 5 TO BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW Rev. '/.. S. Farlttnd addressed the quarterly mooting of the Richmond As? sembly, Brotherhood of St. Andrew, last night, hlghlv approving the activity displayed by young men of the Broth? erhood in church work. A* a compara? tive newcomer, he said, he could speak generally of the need for greater In? terest by congregations In the affairs I of the churches. A report from the local Council Stated that the annual St Andrew's Day services would he held this year In Monumental Church A resolutloh of thanks was adopted to ROv. John Moncure, I>. D.. for bis services to the Rrotherhood, ox pressing 11;; affection for him, and the hope thnt his summer vacation would prove safe and bene? ficial. IMipil? In See Arl P.illiblt. An exhibit of paintings win be held ai t ii r? rooms of the Itlchinond Art rittb from May l':t to June l. open from ft A M. to f. P. M? and from H P. M to in P. M. Children of the upper grades of the public schools win bo admitted without cliargo. and one art ernoon will bo reserved for colored children, lite teachers to accompany the children of the various schools The collections of paintings has boon brought hero through the efforts of the Richmond Education Association. They arc the work of Miss Albe Behl lie. of Columbus, Ohio. Guard AgnlnM Typhoid. Company C. Klrst Regiment, took Its final dose of antl-typhold yeruin at the: armory last night, at the bands of fniitaln Olles IS. Cook, of the medical corps. Apparently only one man lu the company fell any 111 effect* from the treatment, at the two former In? jections, und he was trick only a few hours. It Is expected that the other cine panics will later volunteer lor protec? tion against the disease, which Infests military camps. RICHMOND ? THE KEY TO SUCCE8S is start saving to-day?not to-morrov. A dollar begins an account. We pa i Per C?al. Compound Interest. IS 17 Saat Main Strut*. SUNDAY GANGS MUST STAY OUT Hollywood Company Forced to Restrict Admission Because of Disorder. Because of recent disorder in Holly? wood Cemetery on Sunday afternoons, announcement was mado yesterday by B. C. Wherry. president of ilio cemetery company that hereafter admission on Sunday Would bo restricted. Children under the nsrc of fifteen will not be admitted without pnrent or guardian. Visitors ate requested not to gather around graves during burial services. If this does not secure the desired Im? provement, more rigid exclusion will follow, and the cemetery may bo closed on Sundays to all but lot owners and Mr. Wherry said yesterday that the number of Sunday visitors to the ceme? tery bad greatly Increased, and roj cently some of tho visitors, especially children, have overlooked the fact that they were In a place held sacred by those who have members of their families burled there. Mr. Wherry Indicated tliul the board was unwilling to make stringent regu? lations. b"t that the present announce? ment may be only the entering wedge of more stringent regulations. It Is stated thai thero Is no trouble with lot owners, who appreciate tho sol? emnity of the grounds, tthd It may be that herenfter only lot owners will bo admitted on Sunday without a permit. in some cities of the North, Mr. Wherry said, he was Informed that cemetery companies adhere strictly to tills regulation, and with some com? panies tho permit system applies not only on Sundays, but also on week d ays. "It has happened reco'tly," said Mr. Wherry, "that at Sunday burials tin' behavior of visitors in tho grounds has been dlsgrncoful. Of course, we know this behavior la not by lot owners, anil for their sake we intend to use our energy to break It up. Wo realize that the grounds arc attractive and that It Is a show place fo rvlsltors to the city, and the directors would hesitate to multiply restrictions, but order and decorum must be maintained in the grounds. If possible, without using drastic measures." their families. SUNDAY-SCHOOL RECORD ! Meikodlat Chtirehen Show Number At- ! irudloK Service?. At a meeting of the board of direc- I tor? of the Methodist Sunday School i Society of Richmond, held at Broad ] Street Church, reports were made as j follows: Attend Roll. a nee. P. (.'. F.pworth . 240 131 .59 Asbury Placo_ 340 233 On Laurel Street_ 631 335 63 Centenary . 432 . 269 82 Broad Street .... 4 14 2?T 17 Trinity . 211 H.I f.S St. James . 81R 249 TS Lenny Street .... 342 156 74 St. Paul's . 266 142 55 Union Station ...1.061 727 , 09 Fulton H1?. SS 6S 78 FIRE COMPANIES j LEAVE COlli j Two Virginia Concerns Believe I Underwriters' Association Violates Law. in spile of the fart that Insurance Commissioner Joseph Rutton lius ex preiscd tho opinion that certain prac? tices of tin Southeastern Underwriters' Association are not la conflict with the Sinti- law, tin- Virginia State Insurance Company ami the Virginia Kl re and Murin,, lusurnnce Company have with? drawn from tin- association, In this they take exactly the opposite view from that expressed by Colonel lluttnn. Secretary Arabic II. Harris, of the Virginia Ht.it>-. said yesterday that It was the opinion of the directors of his company that the Southeastern rtiderwritits' Association violates sec? tion 1.518.0. of the code of Virginia i (Pollard's Clinton); which for'Mds any I compiiny authorized to do business in j I this stute- from entering Into any I combination with other fire Insurance I companies to require their agents to ? malte an agreement for the purpose of governing the commissions paid to such agent*. "Of course, we have no Idea of dis? obeying the law," said Mr. Hariris "Therefore we have withdrawn from the association." Colonel Dutten, en the other hand, has falten the view Ihn) I he practices ? if the association In this regard are not In violation of (he law, 1Among Insurance men yesterday the opinion was expressed thnt tho efferi of this action oh Iho part of Cue In.nl companies will be in weaken the Un? derwriters' Association In Virginia. It 1st not believed the two companies will Hiiffef> for there I? no ruling of the association by which it.v agents are forbidden to solicit business for com? panies which arc no) members of the association. I AND GUEST TIGHT Latter Got Mad in Dickcnson's When He Was Asked to ' Pay Bill. THEATRE CROWDS EXCITED Major' Werner and Detective Rush in Just After Woman Faints. Because he was rociucstcd to pay for i his dinner, a detail lie had apparently forgot ton as he started out the door of Dickcnson's restaurant last night. .1. W. Maddrey, became Indignant, and after using a good deal of abusive language returned In U few minutes and Indulged In a rough and tumble light with \V. T. Shlrey, one of the owners of tho place. Both men were arrested by Chief of Police Werner and Dotccitvo Helton. Maddrey was sent to the Second Police Station and Shlrey gave ball for his appearance In the Po? lice Court this morning. Though neither man was hurl In tho light, excitement for a short while was Intense. .Mrs. Shlrey, who was in tho dining room at the time, fainted and had to be taken upstairs. Thentre Crowds ttnnli In. Beinir almost directly In front or the Bi.lou and l.ubln Theatres, crowds rushed over from both places lo Took on and ask questions When It was all cleared up Ihere was no damage or loss, as Maddrey had paid his bill be? fore he decided to have a fight. According to the Dlckonnon people? Maddrey was a little too much Intoxi? cated to discuss the matter?their guest ordered his menl. which he seem? ed to relish, and was In tho act of leaving the house when he was re? minded by Mr. Shirr;, mat lie had ne? glected to pay the check. He did not like it. and snld so In very poliHcd terms as he pocketed his change and went out Into the street. Evidently, having thought the matter over, he re? turned I,, bis shirt sleeves, nnd In tho most offensive language, suggested thttt he would have It out. The words were hardly out of his mouth when the hotel man struck hlliii Until the arrival of the police thero was a lively exchange of blows, none of Which, however, drew blood. Mad? drey was hurried to the Seventh Street box. when he was placed In the patrol and carried to the station. Shlrey. in custody of an officer, was allowed to remain In the restaurant until Mag? istrate Purdy could arrive ami arrange lor his ball. IN POLICE COURT Men Charged \Vlili rsiiinltlliiR In Hotel '??I Continuance. Sam Hampton. M. Southward. .1. II. Mlllor, W. It. Reynolds and .1. Pistil. ncfsky. charged with gambling in Murphy's Hotel, appeared bo for o Police Justice Orutchficld yesterday. The ease was continued until tills morning. Attorney Gilbert K. Pollock was re? tained fur tin1 defense. Sandy Lyons, colored, charged with breaking in the store of Wllllnm Sims, 222fi East Clay Street and stealing clothes valued at J.lti. was sent on tu tin.- grand Jury. Samuel Thomas, colored, for being disorderly and recklessly driving a team In tho streets, was lined J10 and placed under security of $100 for twenty days. John Robinson, colored, resisted Po? liceman GOode in tho discharge of his duty, lie was fined $10 and placed under $100 bond. Henry Hoblnson. 'colored, was fined $2S for running a gambling house at 111 Pulllam ?StrceL Seven colored players who were engaged in the game wore let off with fines of $? each; For threatening Policemen Voltz and Harmon. Eugene Hanls was lined ?2."i ami put under bond of $100. .1. T, Hancock was fined $10 for being disorderly In a street car nnd refusing to move on when ordered to do so by Conductor W, J. slaughter. SWORD IS RETURNED Councilman ilnonon Agnln lu Poaaea hIoii of IHh Pnther'h Property. Through the activity of Councilman Wiltshire, of Jefferson Ward, Council? man Julius a. HoliHon last night re? covered a hnndsomo sword, which be? longed to his father, killed In the dis? aster at tho vlrginin State Capllol thirty or more years ago. Tho sword Is ornamented with a number of Pythian designs, and is oncased In a massive scabbard. It bears tho name of Mr. Hobs,,u, Sr., engraved on the | hilt. . i It scorns that many years ago the Hobson fsmlly lived on Church Hill, and when It moved uptown tho sword | was lnad,vertently left on a closet i shelf, whore it lay undiscovered for many years. Small boys In the family of a subsequent tenant of the house got possession of It, and In some wny Its existence enme to tho. attention of Councilman Wiltshire, who . secured possession, and last night nt a meeting of the Light Committee returned the relic to o son of Its former owner. Credit MoA Meet To-NIrM. Addresses will he- delivered at tho. (Itiarlerly mooting of ttin rticlimond Credit Men's Association to-nlrtbt by .lames I'. Why to, local manager for Swift H. Company, and by llcv. W. R. Burrell, pastor of I'airmount Avenue I lapt Ist Church. Supper will be served at tin- Business Men's Club at 7 o'clock, followed by the business moot? ing. Delegates will be selected to repre? sent the association at the convention of the National Credit Men's Associa? tion In Minneapolis next month. SAYS PITTSBURG Innocent Italian Traded House / Buil? by George Washington, and Repents. GOT SMOKY CITY HOUSE Admits That Trader and Real Estate Agent Took Him Into Camp. Fraud In a trarlo for property once owned by General George Washington, who erected the residence situated thereon. Is alleged In a petition for a writ of error which was allowed yes? terday by the Supreme Court of Ap? peals. Tho petition states that the line old Colonial brick dwelling on tho "Unycld farm," which figured in tho deal, was built by General Washing? ton. It contains eighteen rooms. Antonia Cerrlgllo is the euphonious uamo of tho plaintiff In the Circuit Court of Fairfax county, and Is the plaintiff in error In the Supremo Court. Antonio, a child'of sunny ltuly, repre? sents himself to bo entirely guileless, not up to American methods of trad? ing, and, in short, he charges that a smooth cltlzon of Plltsburg cheated his eye-teeth out of him. Uought Fairfax Farm. By dint of sundry trading carried on In Washington for many years, Anto? nio became possessed of the "liny lleld Farm," six, miles from Alexandria, It contains 804 acres and the Georgo Washington house, and among Its pos- j sessions, was a mortgage for $28.500. Through real estate agents In Wash- j Inglon Antonio was brought in touch ; with R. M. t'cttlt. who owned a house' tit IC3S Fayette Street. Ptttsburg. This i Is described as u very lino residence j with u mortgage of $il.0n(l. rettlt Is I said lo have represented its value at j $36,000, and Antonio agreed with-him, when he saw It. The Italian agreed to! trade his farm for the dwelling, but | lirst wanted to put a second mortgage! on the Plttsburg property for $3.000, to pay his foreman for stock on the Fair- | fax oounly place. Strange to say, he' could not get the $3.000 on a place I worth $35,000, which had a prior mort? gage of only $11.000. But his fears were allayed by Poltlt, who said he could pet the money, but Antonio now alleges that Petllt advanced II him? self In order lo pull the trade through ! Tho guileless foreigner brought suit I to have tho sale set aside as fraudu? lent At the trial he Introduced tho testimony of real estate agents In Plttsburg to show that property In the vicinity of the residence In ones Mon lind deteriorated in value very greatly of recent yearn, and that It was worth only about $ie.0G0, perhaps not so much as the mortgage on It. Further, he could get only $55 a month rent for It. Instead of $125, which It hud been stated, he says, he could se? cure. One of these agents, Samuel W. Rlaclc. gave his age on the stand as sixty. The lawyer told him he didn't look It, and ho replied that the easy life of the Smoky City preserved the youth of Its people. The Circuit Court gave Judgment for the defendant l'ettlt, and Antonio ap? peals and will get a hearing. RED MEN COMING FOR CONVENTION Great Council of Virginia to Open With Address of Wel? come by Mayor. Representatives of the Great Council of Virginia, Improved Order of Red Mon, will begin arriving In Richmond to-day for the annual meeting, v.!llc!i opens to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock In Smithdcal Hal) with an address of welcome by Mayor Richardson. It I? expected that the occasion will attract about 50(1 members of the order. It has been twenty years since this city entertained the grand council, and local Red Men have made big prepara? tions for the event. This order has grown to considerable proportions In the post few years. Tho auxiliary degree of Pocahontas has tripled In point of members, nnd In view of this fact it will bo the pur? pose of this year's meeting to found a State Great Council of that branch. This will be done under the direction of Past Great Incohenee J. W. Cherry, of Norfolk, and Past Great Sachem Charles Rurkert. of Richmond, acting under the authority of the Great Coun? cil of the United States. ?A feature of the opening sosslon will be the rendition of a musical program, In which Miss Gladys Ma!onee and Jeter Jones will participate. It Is understood that Frank J. K?rle, of Roanoke. great senior sngnmoro. will bo elected great sachem of the council. Frank H. Couch, of Hampton, great chief of records, and Richard W. Jones, of Richmond, great keeper of wampum; will be re-elected, It Is sold. Richmond members of tho Rjd Men will present to their visiting brothers a handsome watch fob. symbolic, of tho order, as a souvenir of tho mooting, while a pin depicting tho likeness of Pocahontas will ho given the members of the fair'sex. ?3, *3^ &$4 SHOES SPeS YOU are invited to visit W. L. Douglas shoe store and inspect the Spring and Summer Oxfords and high cut shoes. The greatest variety, all the latest novelties, in? cluding Short Vamp Shoes which make the foot look smaller j High Heel Shoes for Young Men, as well as the more Substantial Styles which have made W. L. Douglas shoes a household word everywhere. Whatever your ideal of a shoe, you will find it in a W. L. Douglas store. W. L. Douglas warrants every pair of his shoes to hold their shape, fit better and wear longer for the money than any other make. BE WARE OF SUBSTnVTES. PMITII1M The genuine w. L. Doug-las UrlUIIUII n?mo un,i ti10 ratal! price stamped mi Iho bottom, which protects tho wearer d the retail price stamped ...oh protects tho \1 Jjfti price* anil Inferior shoe*. REFUSE SUBSTITUTES CLAIMED TO BE JUST A8 GOOD" Boys' Shoes. $2& Tho HcM School and Dre?? Shoe* _ .? nnnn? for tho Trie* In America. If Tn? ?I M&4%$Sfc &^^|5?^?^8E Br?o?? frem factory lowearor, all cuargMpropald. W. B. ?0UOLAS,15- Spar? i>??* .' W. L. DOUGLAS, 623 East Broad Street, Richmond, Va KARLEE EXTOLS H RIFLE R?NGE Can Be Made One of Best Places of Kind in the Country. REQUIRES FIRE ESCAPES Labor Bureau Gets After Fac? tories?Valuable Timber Exhibit. Entirely complimentary reference to the suitability of the new State rifle range and camp slto nenr Virginia Boneh for the purpose Is given In the official report made by Captain "II llnm C. Harlee. of tho Unltod States Marine Corps. In his report'on his re? cent visit, a copy of which reached Adjutant-Clenoral W. W. Sain yester dny. Captain Harlee thinks tho pluco can be made Into a rifle range second to none In tho country. He mentions the fact that General Sale expressed the desire thn't he should 'return and ho In constant1 charge of tho work of laying out und equiplng tho range. Iliit he tells tho major-genueral In command of the Marine Corps, to whom tho report Is atldressed. that he realizes this Is Im? possible. However, ho suggests that Gunnery Sergeant Peter S. I.und be assigned to this duty nnd ho constant? ly on the ground. Captain Ilarloo then says ho could visit tho place at Intervals nnd be In practical charge of the supervision. Probably Captain Harlee will como to Elchmond with the officers who will take the endurnnco ride through the Virglnln bn ttleflelds. AVOIDING HOLOCAUSTS l.nbor Cumnilnnloii llrqiilrm Plrc-En cniii'N on Fnctorlr*. Lately the nttcntlon ot the Bureau of Labor has boon dtrectod toward the enforcement of the law requiring the placing of fire-escapes on all factories and work shops more than throe stories In height. It was found by Inspectors of tho department that a good many places of tho sort In this State were without ad equate means of escape In case of lire, and on all such buildings there hns. been the usunl notice that the escapes must he put In position at once. No such horrible tragedies as the recent factory Uro In New York will happen In Virginia If Commissioner .lames B. Oohcrty can prevent It. lie Is receiving many kicks from people who don't think they should be forced to erect fire escapes, and who argue that Ihey don't need It. hut Mr. Doh erty merely points to the law, which It Is his duty to enforce, so far as It refcres to places where any sort of manufacturing Is carried on. Tt ap? plies, for Instances, to dressmakers nnd milliners connected with stores, If the work Is carried on more than three stories from tho ground. It shall be the duty, says tho law. of the owner or owners of nil fac? tories nnd workshops In this State of more than three stories In height to provide for the safe exit of tho occu? pants thereof In case of flro by the erection or construction of firs escapes of the most Improved modern design. Failure to comply with tho act con? stitutes a misdemeanor, punishable by a tine of not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each month tho owner fails to provide tho necessary escapes. GET VALUABLE WOOD Many Varieties of Virginia 'Ilmher I? Placed on ISxhihlt. Sixty-one specimens of different wood have Just been installed In the Stnto Mineral. Timber and Historical exhibit. These are the gift of the Ritter Lumber Company, and every one of Ihe sixty-one spoclcs was grown In Buchanan county. They range in diameter from -I feet 4 Inches to 2 Inches. One of the unique pieces Is that of a cucumber tree. Thero are swamp elms, mulberry and many varieties of locust and oak. The wholo forms ono of the most valuable and interesting features of the museum, which Is now visited by about 1B0 people each day since Us Installation In the Hall of Ex? hibits in the Stato Library building. Custodian Blount estimates that a year's work will be required beforo ho can get this collection of timber' properly dressed, scraped and polished.] Hearing; to-Day. Tho State Corporation Commission will to-day hear the petition of resi? dents of Cloyvllle, Towhatan county, to prevent tho closing of their station by tho Southern Railway. TO ENFORCE ORDINANCE Law Requiring Screening of Food In Marko!? Munt Be Obeyed. At r meeting of the Council Commit? tee on Markets last night a number of unpaid hills contracted by former Clerk Joseph B. Johnston during tho past year as clerk of the Second Mar? ket were presented. Tt appeared that his accounts had been badly kept and the bills not properly nudttcd, as the ordinance requires. Tho committee asked the authority of tho Council to pay tlto claims, tho amount of which is not Inrge. Clorks of tho two ?markets reported that hucksters had boon Informed that the. Board of Health would require hereafter it strict enforcement' of tho Mills ordinance, requiring screening of nil food exposed for sale, and also of a health regulation forbidding tho storing of Hvo fowls In market stalls after market hours. The committee di? rected tho clerks to give the sanitary officers every possible assistance In enforcing both measures. Circuit Court of Appeal?. The United Slates Circuit Court of Appeals' reconvened yesterday morning at 11 o'clock j with Circuit .Indues Ooff nnd Prltchard and District Judges Waddlll, Uoyd and Keller In at tendance. There were no cases argued, but court held] a conference session on cases heretofore ar? gued nnd submitted. Cone In call to-day: No. I0?J. Norfolk Southern Railroad Company, appellant, vs. J. F. Talbott, appellee; appsal from Iho Circuit Court at, Raleigh, N, C. To be ar? gued by Edward R. Balrd, Jr.. of Norfolk, Va.. for tho appellant, nnd by E. F. Ayd lett, of Elizabeth City. N. C, for the ap? pellee. Hartahorn Commencement. Tho graduating oxerc.lscs of Harta? horn Memorial College, colored, will take place Thursday night at 8 o'clock, the finals having boon begun Sunday. To-morrow afternoon there will bo a musical, conducted by Rovolla E. Hughes. Friday afternoon thoro will be a meeting of the. Alumnae. Associa? tion, followed by the annual banquet. Cloalng exorcises will occur Friday 1 nlsht. ;?:.?#:,?:!;,';! . ;:' - ?' *'.?' '?'<?'?'?'< '' 1 '?' - ?* ' If You Are Looking for the most exclusive novelties in Spring Suits ours is the establishment you are seeking. Knox Hats, too, in all the new shapes. Gans-Rady Company SNOOKS EXONERATED AFTER STORM OF TALK City Home Investigation Turns Into Unending Argument, and Now It Is Said That Another I . Inquiry Will Soon Be Ordered. William H. Snooks, first uselstant su? perintendent and pharmacist ot the City Homo, wii exonerated last night by tho Council Committee on Relief'of the Poor ot any Intontlonal mistake In compounding prcscrlptlon'o for patients In tho hospital and almshouse. Charges of negligence and inoompetency against tho nsslslnnt superintendent were filed by Councilman John Hlrschberg. They were frankly admitted by tho accused nnd substantiated by witnesses, but Mr. Hlrschberg pronounced himself amply satisfied that the committee should clear Mr. Snooks when tho lut ter admitted his mistakes and declared them to be entirely unintentional. Last night's mettlng, which took plnce In tho home, contlnnoil for four hours. After n little preliminary work, Mr. Hlrschberg had the rules simpcndcd and made tho formal charges against Mr. Snooks. Hlrnrhhrrg Allegation*. His allegations were ns follows: That Mr. Snooks substituted saloi when strychnine was ordere?!. That he supplied a rheumatic com? pound when a mouth wash had been prescribed. That tho dispensary In Mr. Snookn's charge was In a deplorably had condi? tion from a stnndpolnt of cleanliness. Mr. Snooks was called lieforo the committee nnd the accusations read to ltlni. He admitted them, but declared them to be errors which any one would make, and ndmltled that tho Instances referred to were correct. Concerning the condition of his qunrtorH. ),o said that ho hnd not been employed as a menial to scrub floors and wash bottles. Miss W. W. Atkinson, head nurse of tho homo, was called es a witness. She said that Mr. Snooks hnd made mis? takes nnd was nwaro of tho errors re? ferred to by Mr. Hlrschberg Sho hnd. she told the committee, experienced dif? ficulty In obtaining needs for the op? erating room, whloh It was tho. duty of the assistant superintendent to or? der nnd keep on hand. Dr. R. G. Cabell. superintendent of tho homo, wns the second witness. Ho was questioned concerning tho competency of his assistant as a phnrmnclst. Ho said frankly that ho was not capable of passing upon tho question. (In* I? From Turman. Dr. Turman. ono of the Internes of tho home, corroborated tho testimony of Miss Atkinson, ho having discovered the errors In proscriptions brought out by Mr. Hlrschberg. Dr. Turman admitted that Mr Hlrsch? berg gained the Information from him concerning the mlstnkos of Mr. Snookti. The entire proceeding was marked by a largo volume of talk. 'Alderman John J. Mitchell championed the cause of; Mr. Snooks, and be frequently passed heated words with Mr. Hlrschberg. Alderman Jacob Umlauf nnd Council? man Saunders were also upon tho eldo of tho accused. Mr. Sauntlern, who Is n druggist, declared that errors such as those brought out against Mr. Snooks occurred dally In all drug stores. The thing which most of tho com mitloemen did not appear to like wns the manner In which Mr. Hlrschberg obtained his Information. Ho staunch? ly refused to divulge the source until It was llnnlly brought out by Mr. Mitchell from Dr. Turman, the former questioning each witness upon that point. May investigate Some More. The commlttea devoted considerable time to the workings of the home. In his testimony. Mr. Snooks said that there was no co-operation between the various members of tho staff of tho hospital, but that there was no frlc | tlon. This ntntement aroused tho interest JERSEY VETERANS TO SEE RICHMOND Two Hundred and Fifty Volun? teers Arrive Here This Afternoon, On what probably will be their last trip of tho kind, tho Veteran Associa? tion of the Fifteenth Regiment, New Jersey "Volunteers:?about '250 men? will arrive hero this aftornoon at 5:30 o'clock, and will put up at the Jeffer? son Hotel, whore thoy will remain un? til 1:50 to-morrow afternoon. The route from hero will bo by ra'll as far us Norfolk, whore a boal will be taken to Washington. Tho veterans expect to reach Newark late Saturday aftor? noon. On the way hero a short stop will be mudo at Frederlcksburg. No Hpeclol arrangements have been made for tho entortaliimc.nl of the vet crans to-night. To-morrow morning they will hinke a trolley tour of the city, visit-* lng most of tho Important historical places, both thosu bearing on Colonial ' history nnd the Civil War. Leaving here by tho Chesapeake nnd Ohio Rail? way, tho party will go direct to Old j Point, with the exception of a short ' slop, at Wllllamsburg. Thursday will be spent at Old Point, where the party will put up at tho Chamberlin- There will be a visit to Norfolk Friday morn? ing and an oyster roast at Cape Honry, Returning to Norfolk that afternoon tho trip, to Washington will bo mado by boat. Following la the committee In charge: President, Isaac M. Androws; Chair? man, A. W. Whltehead; Treasurer, W. H. Cawloy. Secretary, W. S. Gordon; H. H. Hoffman, Thoodoro F. Swayzc, W. II. II. Wycoff, Israel D. Loir., W. H. Dolllvor. 15. A. Doty, Alonv.o Hcddcn, J. S. Lunger, M. R. Duvall, M. Klntor, Theodorn Bellls, W. II. Cawloy, Jr., J Frank Llndsloy. H. R. Hoffman, C. K. Armstrong and C. A. Cawloy. of Alderman Atkinson, who made ef? forts to hnvo It further explained. But ho was unsuccessful In questioning* Miss Atkinson, Dr. Caboll nnd Dr. Tur man. Tho fact that it Is alleged that thcrn wan no co-operation was a surprise lo Dr. Ckbcll, This question. It Is likely, will af? ford ruturo work for tho Committee on Belief of tho Poor, and It woa tacitly admitted after tho meeting ad? journed that It would load to a sweep? ing Investigation of tho affairs aui conditions now 'existing at tho home. Free lloapltnl Matter. At Its meeting last night of tho Committee on Belief of tho Poor, tho following committee was appointed to look Into tho question of establishing a freo hospital other than that at thq City Home: John Illrschborg, Dr. Clif-? ton Mi Miller and II. E. Atkinson. This subcommittee was Instructed, to Investigate the matter nnd report. A resolution was adopted nsklng ah appropriation from tho Councl.1 of 12,800 for the purpose of establishing a nurses' training school, laying a granolithic walk, painting and making other necessary repairs to tho City Home. The committee was to havo awarded contracts Inst night for various sup? plies for the hospital and almshouse, but this mutter went over until ;i meeting to ho called by Chairman Hob son. WOMEN BEGIN MEETING TO-DAY Home Mission Society to Dis? cuss Many Important Topics at Confcr'cnce. The twenty-first annual meeting of the Woman'n Homo Mission Society of the Virginia Conference opened lust night In the Clay Street Methodist Church with an address of welcome by Governor William Hodges .Maun and greetings from tho Richmond Methodists by Rev. R. T. Waterlleld "Words of Welcome" were spoken by Mrs. R. II. Potts, Mra. N. V. Oolemati and Mrs. Emmie Bin na Wlnglleld. Thu response was mado by Mrs. Giles Miller. An informal reception was held after the speeches. Tho re? mainder of the convention, which runs through Friday, will be taken up with tho business of the association. Tho business session begins this morning with the reading of tho presi? dent's message by Miss I.utin Rob? erts, and afternoon and morning meetings will be taken up for thu most part, with reports from tho com? mittees. An address?"A Closer Mace? donian Call"?will be made to-night by Rev. F. H. Rowlings, D. D.. of Nashville. Bo.ildes tho regular business, Ihero will bo five-minute talks by some of tho prominent members during tho morning session to-morrow, and an address on "Woman's Missionary Work as an Educational Force" by Miss Mabel Head, of Noahvlllo. Ono of tho leading features of tho morning ses? sion Thursday will bo a papor on "Tho Life of Elizabeth Fry." by Mra. J. T, Mastln. In the afternoon a brigade drill will bo oonductod by Mrs. Wlng fleld, and at night Rev. J. N. Latham. D. D., -will preach on "Consecration.'* There will bo only two meetings Fri? day. After the election of officers in; the afternoon, tho conforenco will adjourn. FURLOUGH FOR CREAMER Assistant Gas Inspector Will Knfef Itncc for I.CKlnlnturc. James J. Creamer, a deputy inspector of gas for tho City Light Department, appeared before the Council Committed on Light last night In regard to his) candidacy for tho House of Delegates from the city of Richmond. Mr. Creamer frankly stated that ho had been indorsed for tho House by several labor organizations, and wished to make tho race, but that ho could not afford to k1vo up his position with tho city, even if aasured of elec? tion, which at this early stage of tho campaign he thought by no means as? sured. TKo committee placed It on record that in the even* of Mr. Cream? er's election as a representative of th? cltv in the next General Assembly. It would recommend to the Council that he be given a furlough of sixty days to attend to his legislative duties. ALDERMEN MEET TO-NIGHT Severn! Important Committees to Pre? cede Hoard Meeting. The Committees on Cemeteries, Im? provement of iho James River nnd Street Cleaning will meet lo-nlght at 7:;s0 o'clock. The Street Commlttco Is called for 8 o'clock. The Board of Aldermen will moot In regular monthly session at 8 o'clock, with tho largest enrolment in tho hls torv of this Council, every pigeon? hole in Clerk August's desk being packed with ordinances and resolutions coming over for concurrence. The most Important are the award of eon tract for tho new Mayo's Brldgo, and tho purchase of the Ford's Hotel prop? erly, on the last of -which there hau developed some opposition, especially from the outlying wards. Jacksonville, Fla. and return. ?t May 14, 15, 16. Richmond Transfer Company 809 E. Main Street.