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THREE THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL PEONY BLOOMS REGULAR PRICE $3.00 DOZEN. ON SALE MONDAY AND TUESDAY UP TO 1 P. GRADUATES HEAR SPECIAL SERMON Medical College Cornrnencement Exercises at Auditorium To Morrow Night. Rev. Louis Bacon Warren, D. D., pastor of tho Second Baptist Church, last nlgrht preached the baccalaureate sermon to the members of the gradu? ating classes of the Medical College of Virginia and tho Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses. The commencement exercises of the young physicians will take place to? morrow night in tho City Auditorium, where the annual address will be de? livered by Richard E. Byrd, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. The commencement of the nurses will take placo Wednesday n'ght In the auditorium of the John Marshall High School. To-day the graduates of the Medical College will be tendered a luncheon at 1 o'clock by the Memorial Hospital. At S:30 to-night there will bo a mu? sical entertainment by the students, which w'll be followed by an adjunct faculty smoker. Tho forenoon and a portion of the afternoon will be de? voted to medical and surgical clinics. There wilt be a meeting of the Alumni Society to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. At 11:30 o'clock on address will be r.iade by Dr. Walter D. McCaw. A class reunion and supper will take place to-morrow night at 10 o'clock. Rev. E. N. Calisch, Ph. D., will de? liver the annual address before the graduates of tho Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, while diplomas and class pins will be presented by Dr. J. Shelton Horsley. The graduates of the nurses' training school this year are as follows: Miss Frances Bell Hunt, Miss Lillian Jane Irving. MIsj Addle Moody Bledsoe, Miss Eugenia Mae Crump, Miss Rena Hurwood Collins, Miss Hattlo Coo Crist, Miss Carrie Mae Copenhavcr, Miss Katherlne Pearl Flintoff, Miss Lil? lian May Greuver, Miss Rosa Louise Leech. Miss Amelia Coleman Ratllff, j Miss Myra Elizabeth Stone, Miss Edna Linton Trlplctt, Miss Martha Louise Wingo and Miss Webber Adlene Zim? merman. OFF FOR FORT RILEY Field Artillery Otllccr? to Attend Camp Of I n - t r ii C < In ii Officers of the First Battalion, Field Artillery, Virginia Volunteers, who will bo to Fort Rlley, Kan., to attend a two weeks' camp of instruction, will leave Richmond to-night at 6:45 o'clock by way of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. The camp begins at Fort Rlley June 1 and continues until Juno 15. Those who are expected to go are as follows: Malor T. M. Wortham. Richmond; Lieutenant A. P. Burgess, Norfolk, quartermaster. Battery A. Richmond Howitzers? Captain William M. Myers, First Lieu? tenant J. C. Pollard, Second Lieutenant G. H. Myers and Second Lieutenant John T. Wood. Battery B, Norfolk Light Artillery Blues?Lieutenant Charles B. Borland, Lieutenant O. W. Scharch and Lieuten? ant F. S. Sargeant. Battery C, Grimes Battery, Ports? mouth?Captain H. A. Brlnkley and Second Lieutenant I. L. Leafe PRISONERS WALK 10 MILES, ALL HAXDCI FT-EO AHEAD OP MUGGY Forced to walk ten miles, from Cold Harbor, Hanover county, where they were arrested by Deputy Sheriff W. W. Sydnor and Otficer W. M. .lessee, of Henrico. on a charge of assaulting Ru? bin Gates last Tuesday nlKhl In tho Cral?hlon Road, three negroes were taken to the county Jail yesterday af? ternoon. The prisoners are John H Wede, Junlus Boiling and Fulton Brax ton. The officers covered the dlstnnca In a vehicle, but the negroes were com? pelled to walk ahead, each handcuffed to the other. Lawrence Drought Back. Edward, alias "Bed," Lawrence, charged with breaking into the home of Miss E. Dumay and stealing from her S50 worth of Jewelry, was brought back from Washington yesterday by Detec? tive Sergeant Wren. Young Thleven Pnroled. The three small white boys charged wit!: breakintr into the studv of the Second Baptist Church and stealing therefrom the pastor's horse pistol, B&fety ra/.or and several classics, were paroled yesterday at the order of Ma? jor Werner. They were, too young to be brought Into Police Court and tho Juvenile court is still only a rnat t'.-r of promise. Let- Tump Culled. R B, Lee Camp. Confederate Veter? ans, lias been called to meet at the camp hall to-morrow at 2:3o F\ M? to attend the annual memorial exercises in Hollywood Cemetery, the camp at? tended the annual memorial services at Grace Episcopal Church last night in uniform. GREGORY'S TRAIL Police Officers Detailed to Find Missing Cashier, Who Robbed Railroad. ?The Tlmes-Dlspatch received the fol? lowing dispatch from Us Baltimore | correspondent last night: "The police of this city believe thatl Louis L. Gregory, the missing cashier | of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, who Is short more than $20,000 in his accounts, was In Baltimore until yes? terday morning, and that he is now | making his way to a Canadian city. "Detective-Captain Joseph McGovern assigned three headquarters detectives j to apprehend Gregory after a tip was j received at police headquarters that he was In Baltimore and that he had appeared at a race track near the city. Headquarters Dectectlve William H. Atkinson la working quietly on the case, and he has laid a net that will undoubtedly result In Gregory's cap? ture should ho return. "Detective Atkinson found that a young man answering the description I of Gregory had stopped at one of the first-class hotels here and that he ex? hibited a large roll of money. The de? tectives to-day visited all of the hotels and others were sent to boarding houses, but no definite clues were ob- | talned. It was learned to-day that young man familiar with ' railroads | pvirchased a ticket on Saturday for i Buffalo, N. T. He remarked that he was going Into the game regions of| Canada. "The detective bureau, after receiv? ing a description of Gregory from I Chief Werner, of Richmond, took 'm medlato steps to cover this city should Gregory put In his aprearunce. ?t I police headquarters it Is believed that j the suspect was no other than Gregory. I The police are working on several J secret clues, the nature of which- they refuse to divulge." GIFT TO PRINCETON Portrait of Anron Burr, Siippnnrd to lie by Stuart, Xow at University. Princeton, May 2S.?Through the generosity of Mrs. Harriet Burr Morse 'Mrs. William O. Morsel, of Xew York City, and her sister, Mrs. Marie Burr Harmon Curran, Princeton has been presented with nn excellent portrait of Colonel Aaron Burr, of the class of 1772. The painting, which was ob? tained through Professor Allen Mar quand, has been placed on exhlhltlnn at the Art Museum. Yice-Presldent Burr Is hurled In the Princeton Ceme? tery, along with manv other famous men. The portrait, which has nlwavs been In the possession of the Burr family, is believed to be the work of Gilbert j Stuart. Up to the present time the university has never owned a portrait of Burr, although his death mask Is In the Mutton collection in the ilbrarv This gift from Mrs. Morse and Mrs. Curran Is. therefore, especially wel? come, and If expert opinion agrees with the family tradition In ascribing the painting to Stuart, the unlversltv's collection of portraits of famous nlumni will be decidedly raised In aver? age. In regard to the gift, Mrs. Morse writes: "In view of the prominent part played by Aaron Burr in the hlstorv of this nation, and more particularly" the fact of his being n graduate of Prince? ton, It would seem to b6 partis^tlnrlv fitting that this portrait of him should be In the possession of his alma mater. Driving Home by -Mght. William F. Gorvlon left Washington for Richmond via the Orange route in a motor car at 12 o'clock to-night, with the expectation of reaching here at noon to-day. He drove from Phila? delphia to Washington In record time yesterday afternoon, having left Phila? delphia at 2:30 o'clock. . E. M. Parrish, Jr., Found Dead in His Room at Hamilton Hotel, in Bristol. SHOT HIMSELF IN TEMPLE All Papers Destroyed and No Message Left to Explain Rash Act. Without leaving a bit of evidence to account for his rash act, 13. M. Parrish, Jr.. twenty-eight years old. traveling ealc-sman for the E. B. Taylor Co.. kill? ed himself with a revolver In his room at the Hamilton Hotel, Bristol, early yesterday morning, his body not being found until the afternoon. Though a native of Louisa county, Parrish lived at 420 North Tenth Street, this city, while not on the road. When word came from Bristol yesterday thai he had committed suicide, h? employ? ers and associates were unablo to un? derstand the reason, many of them stating that they could not- believe it. They had discussed the advisability of demanding an Immediate investigation, but telegrams later showed that it was a simple case of suicide. Destroyed All of Ilia Papers. According to Bristol dlspatcnes, Par? rish arrived at the Hamilton , Hotel Saturday, afternoon, and so far as is known he did not leave it. Somo tlmei during the rtlghl he shot himself through the head, utter tearing into shreds a large ba\ch of papers. He lelti no note of any kind and no message j to his friends. When Parrish failed to respond to i vigorous calls, the door of his room! was broken open, the body being found on the bed with the revolver between the knees. The bullet entered the right temple, and physicians said that death was instantaneous. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of suicide. The clerk of the hotel called up members of the Taylor Arm yesterday, another message coming from the Bris? tol secretury of the United Commercial Travelers, asking what disposition should be made of the body. Later in the afternoon the Mayor of Bristol no titled the lirm. Frleuds Can't L'nderetuad It. Parrish left here on this.trip about sixty days ago. Ha graveled In Ten? nessee, Alabama and other States, and had done such excellent work that he was regarded as one of the best men the CjOinpany had on the road. He had been with the same house for about seven years. He was ambitious, In? dustrious and a steady worker. His friends said last night that they could not understand what reasons could possibly make him resort to self destruction. His brother, Vivian Par? rish, lives at S16 North Twenty-sec? ond Street, and is employed by Drewry Hughes & Co. Mr. Parrish Is a son of E. M. Parrish, a merchant, who resides at Kent's Store, Va., hut who Is now In Louisa1 County. Tho body will be shipped I from Bristol to Louisa for burial. Charged With Fighting. Robert L. L. Kilpatrlck and William Haw, both colored, were arrested near Barton Heights yesterday morning by! Deputy Sheriff Traylor, of Henrico 1 county, and taken to the county (all, ' where charges of drunk and disorderly! conduct and lighting were lodged against them. Identified an Edward Harris. Tho body of the negro who was drowned Saturday afternoon in the ca- \ mil near Rlvervlew was recovered yes? terday morning about 7 o'clock and ! identified as that of Edward Harris, an employe of Stamper,/ Ragland & Co. Prlrc Open Showcase. Attracted by a dollar bill, which had been placed inside for the very purpose of attracting attention, some one last night broke into the showcase in front of the Wiltshire (Inc.) store. 1009 East Main Street, and stole the bill and several neckties. The , locks on the rear door of the showcase were prized open by the thief and the res: was easy. LOCUSTS IN NEW YORK STATE. Large ColonleN of Them Expected Soon to De In Evidence. Middletown. N. Y., May 28.?-The sev? enteen-year locusts made their first appearance in Orange county yesterday In seventeen years. Colonies were dis? covered at Phillipsburg, near this city, and It is expected that this section will swarm with the insects within the next week. The ground In the neighborhood of Phllllpsburg Is full of the locust grubs, und a few days of warm weather will bring them to maturity. Little Sermon by Poindexter Quale -?- o-_ His Blood Boils When Outsiders Knock Morals of This Good Man's Town. "For the life of me." remarked Wil? liam Polndexter Qu?le, of the Jeffer? son Hotel, as hs ripped a newspaper In two and cast It aside, "for the life of rr.e I don't see why these editors shoot so much hot air about tho swift pace In Richmond every time a young sport happens to grab a handful of money and beats It. Now I've been here go? ing on five years. I ecu see the pulse Of this community beat from where 1 stand, and 1 tell you?and I arn quite glad to tell you?that this is a moral town, the most moral I ever saw for lta size. Remember years ago, when they couldn't get enough men In Atlanta | to go on a picnic because so many o! ; the society swells were In Jail'.' Then j take some other cities, always rolling j high. When we stay In the narrow i path which leads to the simple life, they holler that we are going to the bad, forsooth. "Now I've worked In hotels around the swell summer resorts, and there is where you need more eyes to watch 'em, they travel so fast. Not many years ago I was turning 'em away in the White Mountains, when along come.g a young gazabo In a Mark Twain | suit of white. What did ho want?] The best suite in the hotel, with ai shower hath, a card room and a private] bar. Then he Introduced bridge, a; poor substitute for poker, to be stire, ] but he got the money. He had a part? ner, and he and the partner had sig? nals, so it wasn't long before they had While Mountain society on the bum financially. Those suckers would! come around the desk and try to finesse a five-spot for a ten-spol, and they lost so much that we were afraid all .the time they would break their necks trying; to run away from the board bills. But 1 laid for that bridge contractor, and we got him out so early one morning that he didn't have a chance to stand under the shower bath. Thereafter things were peace? ful. I meVcly mention this because it Is so different. "People often come down here from N' York nnd ask me If there is any ?sport around. 1 hand them baseball and golf and tennis, and then I have to catch 'em to keep 'em from dropping dead. No, sir, it fills my heart with delight to tell those guys that this Is not a gambling paradise or a second story hang-out. but a community of eminently respectable people, who live uprightly, who pay their debts, who go to bed early nnd who keep out of the ruin. And then to lui v? peonle away from here bring out their ham? mers makes: me sore. I wi.sn't burn here, but let me tell you, l'vo been vaccinated, and so I Just tell these sports and crooks that Richmond is not for thorn, truly not. They thank me. and the next day yon hear of a Job they pulled off In some other town. Didn't John Dunn, the pickpocket, sneak away? And John Dunn Is run? ning around now, llko a rat with a bell tied to ita tall, warning other pickpockets to stay away?I don't think." Saying which, .William Polndexter Quale adjusted the diamond horseshoe In his necktie and dismissed hla con? gregation. GIVES NG REASON FOR DECLINATION Dr. Coupland' Simply Says in Letter That He Can't Be? come Bishop-Coadjutor. FINDS IT HARD TO REFUSE Recent- Removal to New Orleans Makes It Difficult to Leave There Now. No reason Is assigned by Rev. Rob- i ert S. Coupland,' D. D.. for declining! 1 the office of bishop-coadjutor of the ! Diocese of Virginia. In his letter to I Bishop Gibson and to the notification i committee ho simply says he Is satis tied that It Is right he should decline , the election. j As stated In The Tlmes-Dlspatch yes? terday, Bishop Gibson on Saturday re? ceived a telegram from Dr. Coupland, announcing his refusal to accept the coadjutorshlp, and saying that his letter would follow. A copy of this letter was secured last night by The Times-Dispatch correspondent In New Orleans from Dr. Coupland. May Be Special Meeting. No decision has been arrived at as to further procedure looking toward tho election of a. bishop. Possibly tho council of the diocese will be called In special session for an election. There have been three declinations and one resignation of the office of co? adjutor within the past two years. Dr. Coupland, who Is rector of Trinity Church, New Orleans, recently went to that city from Baltimore, where he was rector of the Church of the Ascen? sion. He was elected bishop-coadjutor by the council In regular session' at Winchester on May.. 18. It Is thought his recent removal made him unwilling to so soon give up his New Orleans charge. ?_ After he had dictated a copy of his letter to The Tlmes-Dlspatch corre? spondent la6t night, Dr. Coupland was asked for his reasons for declining the election. He replied that ho had given no reason In his communication, and would rather not say why ho had de? cided to remain In New Orleans. Dr. Coupland's Letter. His letter, which he mailed Saturday, Is as follows: "New Orleans, May 27, 1911. "Rev. Robert K. Massle, D. D., and Judge J. K. Morton, Alexandria, Ya.: "Dear Sirs,?In reply to your com? munication of May 19, notifying me of my election as bishop-coadjutor of the Diocese of Virginia, I wish to convey to the diocese through you my very profoundest appreciation of the great, honor which it has conferred upon me, and the confidence It has Im? posed 'n me In call'ng me to so noble and responsible an office. However, after a week of earnest prayer and patient consideration In striving to know my duty, I am satisfied that It Is right that I should decline my elec? tion. "In th9 light of my great love for I and loyalty to my native State, and ! the church within her borders, I need not tell you how hard It Is to refuse the call of my Virginia brethren and friends of the clergy and laity. "Yours faithfully, (Signed) "ROBERT S. COUPLAND." Richmond Institution for Boys Observes Its Sixty-fifth . .. Birthday. Special exercises were held yester? day afternoon In commemoration of the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Rich? mond Male Orphan Asylum. A large number of visitors. Including members of the board of the institution, were present. The fifty boys now In the home, under direction the superin? tendent, Mrs. J. R. GUI, rendered a well prepared musical program, the singing being especially commended. Hill Montague, former member of the Legislature from Richmond, made the principal addresB. John L. Wil? liams, president of the board of trus? tees, presided. Special reference was made to the fact that during the past year there has been remarkably good health nt the Institution, not a boy having necessitated the services of a physician, save for one or two acci? dents. Tho building was opened for Inspec? tion after the exercises, and the vis? itors expressed general approval of ! the neatness and good order which j prevailed. The grounds also were beautiful and attractive. Special services will be held each Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, to | w hich the public is Invited. The fine j appearance of the boys, taking part in | the service yesterday was a suhject ! of general remark. Service ?ei Ilecln July 1. Because of the inability of the United ! Slates Weather Bureau to supply the i informallton before July 1. the South-, ern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company will not begin to send out ? daily weather reports over all rural , lines this week, as heretofore announc- 1 ed. The service, however, Is expected ' to start on July 1. the Idea being to: serve nil country line patrons free of] charge. BRIDGE WORK TO 8(61 IIIS WEEK Signing of Contract by Chairman Adams Now the Only ' Formality. MACHINERY ALREADY HERE Plans Call for Skeleton of Steel Covered by Massive Concrete. Special machinery for use In con? struction of tho new Mayo Bridge ha3 arrived In the yards of 1. J. Smith & Company (Inc.), contractors for the work, and will be placed in position this week. Within the next two wcck3 the bridge force will be organized and tho wrecking of tho old structuro will have begun. The abutments and piers will come first, and while the old pass? ageway will be closed to general traf? fic as soon as the contractor takes charge, It will be used for tho trans? portation o( material and torn away span by span as the work progresses. Adams to Slgu Coutract. One formality has yet to be eon.-; through with. The contract la to be signed by William H. Adams, chairman of the Council Committee on Streets, on behalf of the city. Although the award to the Smith Company has been approved by both branches of the Council, and signed by Mayor ltlch ardson, councllmanlc red tape requires that this action be certified back to the Street Committee by City Clerk Ben T. August. The Street Committee meets to-night at S o'clock, and when the resolution adopted by the Council Is presented, the committee will adopt a resolution authorizing its chairman to execute a proper contract for the work. The form of this contract has been prepared by the City Attorney, specifying Just what Is proposed. The formality will be made complete by the signatures of Chairman Adams, for the city, and President I. J. Smith, of the contracting firm, and the tiling with City Engineer Boiling of the bond required for the work. Steel Being Prepared. The detailed working drawings' are being amplllled by the engineers, the Concrete Steel Engineering Company. at New York. While Contractor Smith Is clearlr- the site and pouring con? crete Into tho pier foundations, the steel skeleton for the reinforcement of the upper structure will be made elsewhere. The peculiarity of the de? signs selected Is that the reinforce? ment is riveted together and contains more than twice the amount of steel of anv other design. It Is practically a light steel skeleton of a bridge, fully riveted In position, around which the concrete Is formed, making what it Is believed will be an Indestructible structure, which, barring earthquakes, the engineers assert should last for a iKousand years. The contract price for the bridge, not counting approaches, Is $22-1.731. There will be eighteen nrches. each having a span of seventy-one feet, the spans at either end sloping slightly to meet the grades adopted for the ap? proaches, the roadway to be Ave feet higher than that of the old bridge. With the abutments at either end and on either side of the Island, the plans will require sixteen piers In the river, each of which must he drilled Into solid rock. Coffer dams win be con? structed and the water and mud pumped out. laying bare the rock bed of the river before any concrete It poured Into the piers. rontlntintiH lloadivar. Seven nrches connect the Richmond shore with Mayo's Island. The road? way continues on an embankment at pra'ctlcally a level grade across the island, nnd there are eleven arches from Mayo's Island to the old Man? chester shore. The total length of the bridge, from shore to shore, counting the Island, is 1.721 feet. The roadway Is to be forty-four feet wide, or about that of Main Street. Two eight-foot concrete sidewalks are provided. Pro? vision Is made fcr water and gas mains and conduits for telephone and elec? tric light wlros. The bridge is de? signed to carry fifty-ton electric cars, and will have a double track construe, tlon. with Belgian block stone paving on the roadbed. WOMAN SLAYER TS ACQUITTED. Mrs. Plgnatelll Said She Killed linn In Self-Defense. Newark, May 28.?"Not guilty" was the verdict returned In Oyer and Tc-r mlner by a Jury which for five days listened to evidence and argument In the case of Mrs. Carmela Plgnatelll, charged with the murder of Antonio Antorino. The woman admitted she killed Antorino. hut asserted she did it In self-defense; The State attempted to prove jealousy. The Jury went out at 1 o'clock In the nfternoon and returned in four hours. During tho court proceedings the woman held In her arms her child, three months old. When she heard the verdict she kissed the baby. Her husband and relatives crowded about her and congratulated her with wild demonstrations. The husband nnd a son. Michael, ten years of age. lostl-' fled in her behalf. The tragedy occurred in the Plgnn tclli home. 52 Wlllowdale Avenue. Montclnlr. on last April 23. Three of the woman's children were In the room with her. She and Michael swore An torlno attacked her and threatened to kill her, flourishing the knife which a moment afterward she thrust Into his heart. On the stand Mrs. Plgnatelll told a graphic story of the tragedy, illustrating on the person of a rou^t nltnche how the fatal struggle took place She said she fled from tho house as soon as she stabbed Antorino and did not know until afterward she had klllfrl him. Her counsel urged the Jury,.to have regard for the "un? written law." DO YOU WANT A VACATION THIS SUMMER? Where you go is nearly always governed by your bank account. Have you started one with the Are you building it up? We all enjoy what we work hardest for. Save something for your VACATION FUND every day. For Hot Weather There is nothing quite so comfortable and sightly as a soft cuff negligee shirt with a collar to match. We are showing them in a variety of styles and fabrics. Gans-Rady Company ? ?_____- A FIRST SKYSCRAPER GIVES WAY FOR ONE REAL BIG ONE Home of Chamber, Opened in 1893, Regarded Then as Marvel, but Growing City Demands That , it Be Emptied and Hazed. Under the devastating hand of the I house wrecker, tho walls of the old Chamber of Commerce, Richmond's llrst real office building, are day by day near Ing tlie street level, making place for tho latest skyscraper?the First Na? tional Bunk Building?wiilch In less thun two years will tower above lia neighbors, as tho chamber did less than twenty years ago. In 1S93, when It was opened, people craned their necks looking up at the sixth story, and held their breath as they wer? 'snatched from one door to another in elevators that were considered almost too faBl for safety. Then, one after another, there rose structures twice Its height with many morn conven? iences. Thoso who had cliimorcd for olUce room then began to flock out for swifter elevators and other up-to-date service that the new buildings afford? ed. Dingy, but as staunch us ever, the old building goes down because It Is not worth Its keep on such valuable ground. Tho chamber never was a money making proposition. It was built by a corporation made up of public-spirited men, who took stock as they were able, never expecting large remunera? tion. As Judge George I* Christian, then president, ssld at tho laying of tho cornerstone, they soemed to look upon It ns "an ornament to the city In all th6 years to come." Many of them died beforo the First National Bank Building Corporation repaid them dollar for dollar when the property was purchased somo months ago for $230,000. On the cast wall of the build, nig adjoining, which has been laid bare by the wreckers, may now be seen the sign of Denoon, Tupper & Company, who were active in the early days of the chamber, and instrumental |n put? ting up the building. The cornerstone was laid on August 25, l sa 2. under the auspices of the Ornnd Lodge of Masons In Virginia, and tho work turned over in due form to Fresldent George L. Christian, who. In a brief speech, Introduced Colonel John B, Purcell, now president of the Klrst National Bank, the orator of the day. It was an event of vastly more Im? portance In those days than will be the same ceremony for the new build? ing, and much more elaborate than the exercises attending the laying of the cornerstone for the new post-office building. The procession formed at the Masonic Temple, and was preceded by two platoons ef police. Then fol? lowed the officers of trie grand lodge, members of the two commanderles. Knights Templar, and members of other Masonic organizations through? out the city. There was music by tho Blchmond Light Infantr> BlueB' Band. About a year later tho building was opened for occupancy. ELECTION LAWS Registrars Must Produce Their Books at All Party Con? tests. Sustaining another phase of the ap? plication of the general election laws to party primaries. Attorney-General Samuel W. Williams has rendered an opinion to the effect that a registrar must produce his books at primary elections, just as at regular contests. Tills la of Interest, in that it follows out the recent derision of the Supreme Court In the Norfolk cases, to the ef? fect that frauds In primaries are pun? ishable to the same extent as in reg? ular elections. The case in point came from South? ampton county. It seems that C. W. Dardcn. registrar for Franklin District, had made the statement that he would not give up his books to be used In the Democratic primary held last Thurs? day. J. C. Parker thereupon asked Judge McLemoro, In the Circuit Court, for a mandamus to compel the produc ton of the books. The claim of Mr. Darden was that, as this was a primary, and not a regular election, he would violate the law by giving up his books to the Judges of election. Friends of candidates for ofllce were much exercised over the matter, fearing that tho polls would not be open at Franklin for the pri? mary. However, Judge McLcmore Is? sued the mandamus, and the books were secured. Any other construction would have been fatal to the primary plan. Ofiiclal Decision. The opinion of Attorney-General Williams In this matter was as follows: "The primary election law, section 122 of Pollard's Code, has been decided by the Court of Appeals to be valid, and tills law provides that all persons vot? ing at a primary must be registered and qualified to vote at the next suc? ceeding general election, and all laws intended to secure the regularity and purity of general elections, so far as may be applicable, shall'apply to pri? mary elections. See page 15 of Elec? tion Law, a copy of which I have here? tofore sent you. And the law in re? gard to furnlKhing the registration books at regular elections provides that the registrar shall deliver to the judge of election the registration hooks not later than sunrise on the morning of election day, and Imposes a fine upon the registrar for fulling to do so, and !f he wilfully falls to do so. Imposes a fine and Imprisonment. See page 23. section 34, of the Election Law. "In my opinion, the registrar Is as much bound under the law to deliver the registration books to the judges Of the primary election as at a regular election, end Is liable to the penalties prescribed by law for failing to do so. Otherwise the primary election law would be a farce and?-meaningless." MEMORIAL SERVICES _ Grand Army Onmp to Pny Tribute to Union Dcntl. Memorial services over the graves of L'nlon soldiers will be conducted to? morrow morning under the auspices of Phil Kenny Post, G. A. R., In the Na? tional Cemetery at Seven Pines. Rev. Joseph B. Glenn will make the memo ilal address, while Lincoln's Gettys? burg speech will be read by John La throp. Mrs. A. F Lewis will give a reclta- j tlon. "Memorial Day," and an original poem will be read by Miss Izora De ? i Wolf. Cars for the cemetery will leave tho Seven Pines car sheds at 9:30 and 10:15 o'clock to-morrow morning, and at"- | rangements hove been made for nmple service to accommodate the crowd | which Is expected to go from Rich-| mond. To Form Amorlndon. With the Idea of organizing a past I grand officers' association of the In-' dependent Order of Odd Follows, a meeting will be held /on June ? in i Smlthdenl Hall. Arrangements have been made to have well-known Speak? er? present, and It is expected that the I organization will have a membership! of between 150 and 200 past grand ofll-| cers, who are residents of Richmond and vicinity. POST CARD BILLS Department Reminds Postmas? ters That Law Must Not Be Violated. Though Richmond has encountered little difficulty In that direction, the PoBt-Offlce Department at Washington has caller] attention of all postmasters to that section of the postal code which forbids nuns by creditors for past du? accounts through the open mall. Whtl? there has been some complaint by cit? izens of receiving thrtntenjng post? cards from creditors and notices bl bills In other forma through lh<? open mall, this city has been comparalivc-l> free from this violation of the postal laws. However, It appears that throughout the country the practice of dunning by postal cards has been somewhut gen eral. and with a view of prosecuting I any such cases thev. department has called attention to the regulations. The law provides a severe punishment for all violators. It Is as follows: "All matter, otherwise mallable by law, upon the envelope or outside cover or wrapper of which, or any postal card upon which any' delineations, epl- V thets, terms or language of an Inde? cent, lewd, lascivious, obscene, llbelous, scurrilous, defamatory or threatening character, or calculated by the tormf or manner or style of display, and ob? viously Intended to reflect Injuriously upon the character or conduct of an? other, may be written or printed or otherwise Impressed or apparent, are hereby declared non-mailable matter, and shall not be conveyed In the malls nor delivered from any post-office nor by any letter carrier, and shall be withdrawn from the malls under such regulations as the Postmaster-General shall prescribe. "Whoever shall knowingly deposit or cause to he deposited, for mailing or delivery, anything declared by this section to bo non-mailable matter, or shali knowingly take the same or cause the same to be taken from the malls for the purpose of circulating or dis? posing of or aiding in the circulation or disposition of the same, shall be fined not more than 15.000 or impris? oned not more than five years, or both." The department has ruled that the clause of this section prohibiting "delin? eations, epithets, terms or language manner or style of display, and obvi? ously Intended to reflect injuriously jpon the character or conduct of an? other," covers and makes unmallablo cards by which it appears that the ad ' dressee Is being dunned for an ac? count that Is past due. This does nctt i elude cards that bear respectful re? quests for the settlement of current accounts or that give notice when an account, paper, assessment, taxes, gas bills, etc.. will be due, and such cards are regarded as mallable. The provision of this section against matter of a "threatening character" Is held by the department to cover and make unmallable cards that threaten the bringing of suits or legal proceed? ings, if debts, accounts, etc., are not paid. This does not Include cards that bear notice of assessments of frater? nal and other societies, which contain a respectful reference to the rules of such order or society that failure to pay such assessment will cause the member to bo suspended or that his certificate will become'void if the as? sessment referred to does not appear to be past due. Jacksonville and Return, $9.50 Tampa and Return, $11.50 Tickets nt offices of nichniond Trans? fer Co., 800 B. Main St., Murphy*? and Jcflcraon Hotel?. calculated by the terms or show an Increase 01 izs.spb, as com? pared with tho corresponding week last year. June Oth.