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Meade Clark, I). 1'.. and the oath uf oflicc, a sort of sacrament recognized In the profession, was ad? ministered by Dr. Downdes Peple. As he repeated the almost sacred words, like those ?>f Hippocrates to the medi? cal profession, tin- young nurses, who ute uiiout to enter upon duties recog? nised as eotCCrnug unbounded good to human ?kind-, -repeated them in sol? emn fashion after him. The Rev.. Jo? seph N. Latham, pustor ol Centenary Methodist Church, offered the conclud? ing prayer ami called down the bane di< lion "I Divine Providence upon the young workers. Flowers in abundance were present ad to the graduates, and the whole af? fair was curried off with beautiful ef? fect; Tho ceremonies of graduation were followed by dancing, to which nu? merous friends and relatives had been invited. The graduates are Misses ICintnu Ctiry Breekenridgc, Mary Neville Michaux, Lena White Vines. Helen Peyton Wor Sbam Campbell and Sarah Virginia Thacker, of Virginia, and Miss Bessie Hcrndon Barnes, of South Carolina. An honorable certificate was award? ed to Miss Blanche Irene Friedlin. OCTOBER A BIG MONTH Building Operations fur Ten Month- Already K\rrrd Banner Vear. Building peiinlta for October exceeded the total authorized In October last year by I*. Up to last night the Building In ?piotor's office hau authorized in the year lH! a grand total of f.\S.':.'.lr.'J. of which tl.STi.Ttt was for new structures, and <<;??. 4K> was for alterations, extensions and re? pairs. Already (lie total In far ahead of the grand tola! ;or 1*10. the banner year for Richmond up to that time, and tliori are ci two months of work to h- entered. New rick dwelling* were authorized during Oc? tober, Amounting to JCJ..'. X?; factories amounting :?< 176,009, and schools amount tng to I13I.CC0. THALHIMER FINED Charge of Altered Violation of l-abnr laiw W ill. However, Be Poughl t? I liiish, 1. Thalhiiuer. of the firm ol Thalhimer 'Brothers, or Mi Jiast Broad .-:r<et. was convicted In 1'ollte Court yesterday morn? ing of working females more than ten hours in *ny one day of twonty-four hours, In violation of the Virginia < rode, and wan fined 110 by I'r.llce Justice tlrlggl. Harold H. Bloomberg appeared for the defense, arguing thin On- Thalhimei Broth? ers' store la not a manufactory within the meaning of the statute, which ?neclfles. he declared, factor}' ami msnufsi lory. and that, therefore, his clients had not violated the law. As a test case, u is probable that .the matter will bo taken, if necessary, to .the Supreme t'ourt of Appeals savingSbank RICHMOND Honesty and Iniegrlt) |? the only protir-tlon against rascality. Look at the men connected with this bank and you will fcei assured. UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY FOR POSTAL SAVING FUNDS STATE RAILROADS I PAY HALF MILLION I Large Total of Taxes Received I by Auditor?Norfolk and Western Pays Most. st.itc Auditor S. R. Donohoc fa cod an embarrassment of riches yesterday, fur a total of $555,700.93 wn^ received I by him I" taxes from the railroads of I Virginia alone. Plain Railing Ls ahead I for the State now, since there is enough | I money on hand to pay the school fund j I due on November 10, and the current I revenues will i>e sufficient to keep I I things going until the new realty ami I i property tu.\es begin to conic in after ! ? 1 lecembor 1. The Norfolk and Western Railway i < ompany and the Chesapeake and Ohio I [Hallway Company, the state's two I l?rgeat taxpuyera, sent in their checke ! yesterday. There are still a few rall : roud clo cks lo come in, and these will i ? be received to-day. j Vesterday's receipts were as follows, not counting those from telephone companion and the usual run of small I payments to the. Stale Treasury: Polo muc, Frederlcksburg and Piedmont, $t. 1041'.49; Chesapeake Western. $1,728.57; I Danville and W estern. (4.767.34; Nor? folk and Western. $320.780.27: Virginia j und Southwestern. $12,470.49; Chesa? peake and oino $190,182.10; Ivanhoe land Carroll. $82.72; Richmond and Hen I rlco (electric). $851.69; Washington [Southern, $16,856.44; Richmond. Kred . rlcksbtirg and Potomnc and Richmond ' and Petersburg Connection Company |(the line between Klbn and ityrd Street j Stations in Richmond. $u;tS,9'.'. j The Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac Railroad pays no taxes. The I Norfolk and Western sent in two checks on as many banks; the Chesa? peake and Ohio's payment was in one WOODEN SPIRE I WILL COME DOWN I j First Presbyterian Church Awards Contract for Its Re? moval as Ordered. Contract wns awarded yesterday by I the board of deacons of the Kirst ; Presbyterian Church to Contractot j John Drcvcr for the removal of It* wooden spire down to the octagonal 1 briek cupola! which surmounts the I roof, in accordance with the order.-, ol j Building Inspector Heck. The" con . tract price Is $500. tile contractor to j have ull old material from the aplre, j ami to roof over the cupola In a sub I stantiul manner. 1 The Broad Street Methodist Church has appointed a special committee consisting of Rev. F. I.. Wells, pastor; \. T. Christian and G. M. Smithedul to secure plans and estimates foi making the necessary steeple changes. Several contractors who have been part way up In this spire have con? firmed the Judgment of the Building Inspector that the supporting wood- 1 work Is rotter, throughout, and thai j the spire should be removed with the I utmost dispatch?Certainly before any ...re winter storms Hid.-, also have been askv'1 by the Seventh Street Christian < lunch for the necessary ? ehani?es there, the committee In Charge I having assured the Building In'spec i tor that II will meet his views in re 4 tfard to Uie safety of the public, < TRUE REFORMERS' CASE POSTPONED Judge Waddill to Hear Receiver? ship Application Argument " on Monday. I Judge Edmund Wuddlll. Jr., aitting | ill the United States District Court' yesterday afternoon, lieurd the motion ol Attorneys John Lamb and Con way It. sjands. who represent benellclarlea having tlnims against the Grand l''oun- j tain. United Order of True Reformers, j for Hie appointment of a receiver to, take charge ol the assets of the order, tlie receiver to administer them under the direction of the- Ullited Stales court This motion came up on a new 1>!1I in equity Hied yesterday, tend after hearing argument of counsel, the court continued the case until next Monday morning. Messrs Montague & .Montague and It. IS, I'.yrd and J. ?.uuuns Ncwsone represented the defendants; The courl refused to appoint a receiver under the old bill, and. therefore, the new liill In equity was tiled. The new hill contains more sweeping allegations than the old, anil states that as non? residents holding policies amounting to a sum required by Federal law for action by a Federal courl. they have a liuhl to lien on the funds of the order. W. It. Orlfllh, grand worthy muster of tin r< organized True Reformers, arrived in the city form Washington yesterduy, hearing with him a petition signed bj 1,000 Washington members of the order, asking Judge Wuddlll to deny the motion for a receivership. .1. Thomas NcwHonic (colored), gen? eral counsel lor the orler. states that the assets exceed $123,000 now. and that fie debts of the order uro less than that sum. Cluims are not at pres? ent being paid, lie declares, because Ihe funds are tied up in the present litigations. Counsel for the defense state that, barring the litigations, the great colored organisation could be firmly re-established, und that all its dents could lie paid, as new funds are coining in every day. FAITHFUL SERVITOR ILL Janitor nf Supreme Cmrrt for Mun.v Years Stricken With Paralysis. Shepherd Scott, for forty years Janitor for the Supreme Court of Appeals 0f Vir. glnla, ??s paralysed Monday night. Ills condition is serious, but Is riot regarded as Immediately alarming. s.at i is probably more fmvornbly und generally known to tin- lawyers of Virginia than any other colored man In the State. During all the years which hove seen him at work In the quarters the court he hits constantly come In contact with attorneys practicing before thai trlbunul He has car? ried countless messages to and from the law library, has eared for the court-room and clerk's offices and Judges' offices, hus been the repository of all sorts of Informa? tion. No one connected With the court can recall that he ever forgot to obey an In? struction. Nor any one recall .a moment 1 when be was not polite and fully willing t() oblige. The Judges yesterday took a personal In? terest in his case. It has only been a short time since Kilwuid Brown, for many years Janitor of the law library, died In harnen. A subscription paper was widely signed hy attorneys to pay f?r a tombstone at his grave. COLLECTS DAVIS LETTERS Mississippi Official tilth. .Much Information Id Richmond. After spending several days examining local historical repositories fur copies of hitherto unpublished writings of President Jefferson Davis, of the Confederate States, I Jr. liiinbar Rowland left last ulght for his homo ai Jackson, M?s. He is director of the department of archives and history of State of Mississippi. Dr. Rowland's State Is engaged In the coin . Hon. lor publication, of all obtainable letters of President Davis. It Is recogniz? ed thai the truest history Is to be obtained from the writings of those who helped to make it. The state ot Mississippi will bear tie expense ot publication in the interest of history. Dr. Rowland found much valuable infor? mation In Richmond at the Confederate Museum and at the department of archives and history of the State Library. He hopes tn receive many additional voluntary con? tributions' of copies of letters written by President Davis. His work In Richmond will In completed by n copyist. SNATCHED HER PURSE Citizen? tilve (linse to Robber of Miss Fan? nie Knight, but He Kscapes. Miss Fannie D. Knight, of SIS North Third Street, was robbed of a handbag, contain? ing Jli, by a negro while sho was walking last night along Leigh Street. The puise-snntcher came close to her, and before she had an idea as to his Intentions, had snatched her bag from her wrist and made off. Several citizens witnessed the deed and gave 'chase, but were unable to gain ground on the fleeing snatcher. Law Kxnnilrmtlon To-Day. Tli< annual examination in this city of applicants for license to practice law in Virginia will be held to-day In the hall of the House of Delegates. This will be the. Second to be conducted here by the State Hoard Law Examiners, which succeeded the Judges of the Supreme Court In this duly. The class in Richmond Is always ?mal er than that In Koanoke, which Is held just after the closing of the Inw school sessions. GOOD ROAD WORK PRAISED BY MANN Governor Issues Proclamation Commending Plans for Convention. CITIZENS URGED TO ATTEND Association Officers Believe State Paper Will Have Great Effect. Calling attention to the Important j benaflta to be derived from the meotfc! lug of tlie American Association for; Highway Improvement in Richmond! on November 20 to 23, Governor WU-! Ham Hodges Mann issued yesterday o i proclamation, urging lh<; citizens of Virginia to attend and give llieir snp-; port to a praiseworthy effort to lift! this and Other States out of the mud. j Governors of other States will be asked j to Issue proclamations of the sumo kind. Logan Waller Page, the1 president of] the American Association for High- ' way Improvement, says that the proc? lamation of Governor Mann will re-j suit in a crystallisation of the senil-! ment for good roads throughout Vir- I (Clnla, and. when followed by similar, proclamations in other Stales, will | produce the same effect throughout tho : country, j. k. Pcnnybuckor,, Jr., the executive secretary of the association, and Charles J' LIgM, the chief ?ehl representatives and organizer, have] been traveling through the country, and report that everything is in read- t loess for "good roads week" through-] out Ihe country. Immediately follow - ' lug tho goneral demonstration, the; congress of the American Association for HlghWa) Improvement and Its! allied organisation will be held at Richmond. The automobile tours.; good road Irulns and . liter features of I the congress have already been ar? ranged, und Richmond will bold ihe greatest crowd In Its history. Governor'* l'roelu matt Ion. After culling attention to the fact that the American Assocatlon for Highway Improvement Is to bold * is tlrst annual road congress In Rich? mond November "JO to 23, "for the pur- j pose of bringing to the solution of tb.e many diltleult problems connected with the improvement of the public roads the combined knowledge and ex-i pet it nee of the men who have devoted '. themselves to u study of this import- ! ant question," Governor Mutin'a proc-! lamatlon says: tVhereas the President of the! United States will be our honored j guest and wil: address the congress! upon that Important occasion; and "Whereas the improvement of public! roads throughout Virginia und their] proper rare und maintenance will re-' suit In greatly Increased prosperity | and add Immeasurably to the Welfare of our people; "Therefore. I. William Hodges Maan?| Governor of Virginia, do hereby re? quest the people of this Common? wealth, and especially those charged with the management of our public roads, to attend and participate In the I American Road Congress hereinbefore 1 I mentioned. "1 furthermore urge upon all civic] organizations, public schools, churches, the press and all other agencies with? in the Commonwealth that serve to promote human welfare, to set apart the week beginning November 13, 1011, Iwhich Immediately precedes the con-j gress, as "good roads week," and dur? ing that period to devote their united! I efforts to a furtherance of the move- j ] merit for better roads and par? ticularly to the accomplishment of j some practical result within the zone] . of their influence." The proclamation issued by Gov i ernor Mann is the first ever Issued by 1 the chief executive officer of a f?lute : in the good roads or any other similar I movement. TBJIPEItAXCE f.EtTCREs BY UK. TAY1.UR, Or BOSTON 1 I Rev. E. C. Taylor, D. D.. of Boston, will ] deliver three 'matures under tho auspices Of the Women's Trnipernnce League, In this I city next Sunday. The first of these will | ; be to the children at the Unloa Station i .Sunday school, where he will givfc cheml- | cal demonstrations of tho Ingredients of various intoxicating liquors at 9:3o in the ! morning. At 11 A. M. he will preach at the Third Presbytergin Church, Twenty-slttcja and Broad Stroets, en the subject "The Seien- ] tlflc Protest Against Legalized Saloons." | At the First Haptist Church at S P. M. he.; will lecture again, his subject this timo being "A Message of rfetenee to Thinking Men nnd Women." Held on Two Charge!.. Bunny Tlnsley, colored, was arrested yes? terday by county otrtcer J.. It. Tiller on a warrant chnrging him wrth an assault upon Pnlsy Robinson, and with disorderly con? duct, lie resisted the officer In making the Brreat and another charge, to that effect, was entered against his name on the blot? ter. His case will be heard by Magistrate T. J, Purycar this morning. any Want Ads Concerning lost articles conclude with the words, "Valuable only to the owner." The loss of currency is a loss, but not an irrepair iible one. One five-dollar bill is as good as another, and though replacement would come hard to some of us, yet money can be duplicated, while things that have a personal significance cannot be replaced. A Safe Deposit Box to which you have access at any time in the vault of the American National Bank of Richmond, Virginia, will solve the problem for you. We rent them for $3.00 per year and upwards and give you Security and Service MANY BRANCHES E REPRESENTED Woman's Auxiliary, Diocese of Niagara, to Hold Meet? ings Here To-Day. Delegates from nearly lot) branches of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Dio? cese of .Niagara meet this morning In twenty-llm untiual convention In All bOlntS parish house. A large and rep? resentative gathering of l?piscopal wo? men. It is expected, will greet tho' speakers who are scheduled to deliver addresses at the convention. the session opens this morning with an address of welcome on behalf of the parish by Rev. J. V. Downmun, ..V" re5.toT of A" Saints' Church, and with a similar welcome by .Mrs Kltz hugh .Mayo, president of the auxiliary Ol All Saints', who will speak for the Richmond branches. The business pro? gram will be taken up Immediately upon die conclusion of the speeches of felicitation with the hearing of re? ports and the disposal of routine'mat? te rs. Following this, Bishop Gibson will extend his greetings to the conven? tion and Introduce the speakers of the day. Bishop .Mann, of North Dakota: Miss Harber, of O lint*. ;uid Miss .Neeley, of Japan. At the conclusion of the morning program the delegates will adjourn to enjoy a luncheon served by the auxiliary of All Saints' Church. This afternoon at 4 o'clock the Junior auxiliary will hold a mass-meeting In All Saints' Church of delegates, mem? bers, the Brotherhood of St. Paul, and all interested in missions. The speak? ers at this meeting will be Miss Bar? ber. Miss Neeley and the Rev. A S. Lloyd, 1 !>? D. At S:ln to-night. In All Saints'! Church, the "qulei hour" service ivlll be conducted by Dr. Lloyd. Thursday's program will begin with the celebration of the HoU Commun? ion at 7:.tn a. m. Two business ses? sions will be hold, ||,? (irst ;lt i?: i r. In the morning and the second at 1:30 In Ihr afternoon. The big social feature of the Rich? mond meeting was an Informal recep? tion tendered i'.io delegates last nlaht at the home or Bishop Robert A. Gib? son. :>0'", Park Avenue. SHAME TO DRIVE BILL'S MUSE AWAY And Here They Have Locked Up Bill Tansey, Town's Won? derful Poet. James Walsh, better known to the reading public by his nom de plume Bill Tansey, the poet who has thrilled the hearts of thousands and whose pen results are not in the State Library, but ought to be, was arrested last night, it Is unfortunate to chronicle, and was locked up In the station to sleep off a Slight attack of inebriation. Mr. Tansey swore that he hadn't had a swallow; that the officer who had the misfortune to arrest him was mistak? en, and that It hadn't might to have j been done, or did. Mr. Tansey told the desk sergeant [ that he had* 10.000 friends who would j come to his rc?*-ue If they only knew I of his plight, and wanted to use the j telephone. Rut he was led back, spite of weeping protestation, to one of the little steel cots, and soon sonor? ous snores satisfied the sergeant that the poet was liappv again In dream? land. I Bill Tansey la known far and wide. He has contributed to every publica? tion in Richmond, and always Ihe pub? lic asked for more. HIS productions were profuse. Occasionally he slipped up on a rhyme, and his rhythm was somi times a little shaky because of 1 the hurry of his muse, bu| then It must I not be forgotten that even Homer oc I caslonally nodded, and poetl'- license I is the most liberal license In the world. It allows a man to do nlmost anything, and he Is excused. Bill used to live in ' a cave over somewhere on Church Hill, where things were quiet, and there he reeled off poems by the yard. Of late. It seems, howe%-er, h" has been neg? lected by his muse. and. so far as the public know:-, nothing has come from his pen. Rut wait. He may be work? ing on his mnsterplece, something which will go down through all the ages and be road again on doomsday, between the final acts. Marriage License. A marriage license was Issued yesterday In the Hustings Court to Honry C. Nelson and Marv It. Thomas. Dr. Bronsford 111. Dr. John S. Bransford is critically ill at | his home. Stony Point, near Ron Air. BY APPENDICITIS Ambulance Physician Watts Rushed to Memorial Hospital From Hallowe'en Party. In the midst of the festivities of a Hallowe'en party given at the Nurses' Home, on East Broad Street, by the nurses of Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ran? dolph A. Watts, all Interne at the City Hospital, became suddenly 111 with acute appendicitis at 11:30 o'clock last night and was taken across to the hos? pital In a stretcher. Dr. Watts had been feeling unwell during most of the day, but thought his attack would prove to be not seri? ous, and attended the party. Gaiety was at Its height when the attack came upon him. Ho suffered terrlblo agony, and was almost unconscious when Dr. Julius Hulchor, a brother In? terne In the City Hospital, rushed to his side. Messengers were at onco dispatched across the street to the hos? pital, and there the youiv? Interne was conveyed by strong and willing arms. Without delay. Dr. Watts was taken up to the operating room, and at ll:ao o'clock the operation Was begun. With? in half an hour It had been finished, and the y<rfirTg* physician was rallying from the shock and tjlie effects of the anaesthetic. Dr. Hulchor remained at his bedside to see that ho came safely through the ordoal, and then went to a telegraph office, from where he dispatched a message to Dr. Watts's brother, A. C. Watts, In Lynchburg, and to a fi'iend in Baltimore. The operation was said to be com? pletely successful, and the attending physicians have hopes of a speedy re? covery. Dr. Watts Is one of the lat? est apolntees at the City Hospital, and has himself answered hundreds oC emergency calls and saved mnny Uvea by his prompt attention. Trial began yesterday In the Law and Kqulty Conn of the suit of ?eorgr D. Prlrt dy against John K. Rose ft Company. The trial will occuMr aoreral days. The latest for' young men. Made of fancy cheviots and cassimeres. Natty and serviceable. On sale to-day at $1.95. Gans-Rady Company FOSTER JURY UNABLE TO REACH VERDICT Court Takes Recess Until This Morning, When Fate of Man Charged With Capital Offense Will Be Determined. After remaining out almost an hour Without reaching a verdict, Judge It, Carter Scott, of the ilenrico County Circuit Court, last evening at 7 o'clock recalled the Jury In the cubc of tho Slate against Edward Foster, charged with a capital crime, und adjourned I the court until lu o'clock this morn- i 1ng. The Jury was escorted to tho I hotel under guard, and will meet this morning to make up Its verdict. \ Opinion is divided as to the outcome of the case, the fulluru of the Jury 10 return a prompt verdict being taken to Indicate strong dissension in the Jury I room, If not utter Inability to agree. The whole day was consumed In ex? amining witnesses and hearing the ar? gument of counsel, both the prusecu [ tlon and defense righting every inch of the way and entering every pos? sible exception. The nature of the evidence followed the main points al? ready 'Drought out In a previous hear? ing before Justice T. J. Puryear. A*c of Girl the Crux. The fiercest tight of the trial cen? tred about the evidence produced by the prosecution tending to prove that Ada Catherine Meeks, tho alleged vic? tim of poster, wan at the time of tho specific offense charged In the war? rant, and Is now. under fourteen years of age. Upon this fact and one other? actual proof that tho crime charged was committed?hung the prisoner's fate. liolh sides admitted that '.he case rested upon these two points, and confined their chief arguments to them. Mrs. Nannie Hicks, of /.ion, Louisa county, summoned by the Slate, testi? fied to knowing Ada all her life, having been present, she said, at her birth. During tho many vicissitudes of the Meeks family She hnd been called upon frequently to take care of Ada and her small sisters, and was In a position to know Jus* how old the child was. She | told the jurj that she bad received positive Information from the mother of the girl shortly before she died two years ago that Ada was born In May. Ifc'.'S, and that she Is, therefore, now only thirteen years old. In Hitpport of the charge In the warrant, ihe .State Introduced Mr. and Mrs S. D. Fuss? 11, who live on a farm adjoining that of Foster. Mr. Fussell related under oath, und was substan? tially supported by his wife, that Mrs. Foster, wife uf the accused; Lynn Fos? ter, his son, and Ada. fled from the Foster farm to his house on the night during which the prosecution alleges i the crime was committed, seeking refuge from Foster; that the three spent the night at bis house, and that the next morning Foster came to his dwelling with a wagon to take his wife I back. He testified further that a eon j vernation tlo n took place between Foster and his wife in th.> presence of [himself and his wife. In which Mrs. Foster bitterly upbraided her husband for his conduct. This, he said, caused Foster to reply that "If she didn't like the way he did; he was ready to , give her half of the property or her) Just share." Implying that he was ready for a divorce. He also accused her of being jealous. The testimony of tbe Fussolls was offered by the State as corroborate, evidence of the crime, and was ono of the strongest points of the prosecu? tion. Clrl uri Stand. Following Dr. William J. Mavbeo, superintendent of the Children's Home Society, who told of taking Ada, to? gether With three other sisters. In the home two years ago; of later placing her with Foster, and of the subsequent removal of the girl from his home. Tbe State placed upon the stand the girl, who is the central figure In the case. She has a decidedly attractive appearance, and does not look like a girl more than fourteen years of age. She is frail In stature, anil has .a de? cidedly childish air. With frequent stops, and In broken sentences punc? tuated with sobs and tears, sho re? peated practically word for word the story she had told before the lower court. Only by repeated questioning of the Commonwealth's attorney was it possible to force the' sordid story from her unwilling lips. On the point of dates and srvclflc times she was hopelessly confused, but in th" main her story withstood the attacks of at? torney for the. defense, L. O. Wenden? burg. . Examination by the lawyer for the defense caused her to admit that she hod been a "moan" girl, and that Fos? ter had repeatedly been compelled to whip her for her meanness. On one occasion she had put a dead snake In the spring In an effort to poison Fos? ter. Asked why she did It, she guessed It was because the devil had got Into her, but a moment later she said sho did it because she wanted to get even with Foster, who had wronged her. It developed that Ada was sent to school by her guardian, but later had to be taken home because of mlscon duct. Two Vltnl Points. Confining Itself principally to the two vital points already noted, the de? fense sought to show by a letter writ? ten to Dr. Maytoeo by Mr*. Hicks two years ago, at the time she applied to the home for n berth for the children, I In which It appeared that Mrs. Hicks referred to Ada as being at that time] thirteen years of age. To offset the testimony of Mr. and Mrs. Fussoll. a I number of witnesses were introduced by Attorney VVendenburg, who testi. tied to the good character of tho ac CUScd, and tho good name ho bor? among his fellows. W. A. Johnson, Thorn.ib Watson, HuOolpii Addocks, S. T. Patterson, G. w. Vandroff, J. 11. Johnson and D. II. Crlttenden, all of them farrnor neighbors, assured th?i lury of the prisoner's good repute. Argument of counsel began at 6:10. Immediately after the charging of tho jury by the judge, and was concluded by Commonwealth's Attorney Julian Gun It at CilfU. when tho Jury tuok the case. A decided sensation was sprung early In the trial yesterday morning When Julian Gunn produced an affidavit Bet? ting rortb that Lynn Poster, son of the accused, bad held conversation with one ifT tbe vcnlreinun with the Idea of Influencing him In favor of his fath? er, ?ine of tiiese waa even quoted as saying that no matter how damaging the evidence against K?ster might prove lo oe, he would stand out for his aoqultta) Lynn Poster was anreet ed and arraigned on the charge left night, but the State failed to sustain Its case and the Incident ended with Magistrate Ira Lewis's placing young Poster under a peace bond of $100 foi twelve months. Following aro the men who compose the Jury: Jacob Siellar. C. C Austin. R, P. Hberhnrdt. It. L. Gary. C. J. Ford, Thomas Armstrong. F.. V. Riddel). R. A, ''hi Id r?-y. I.. J. Crovo. C H. Taylor. J. 13. Crlttenden and George Jordan. ArrroU Yesterday. M. J, Cave was nrrested yesterday on a . ? :t r ^r~ r>: stealing a gold ring and a steel tape" line from W. J. Boston. Both articles are valued together at J10. Kmm"ii Orueeley, colored, was arresled on a charge of feloniously assaulting John Raker with a knlfo. William Berkleley, colored, was taken in on a charge of attempting to break In, in the daytime, the stable of L* D. Wlngtlrld. To Open t'p Alley. Judge Witt, of the Hustings Court, yes? terday appointed five commissioners to con? demn for the public use certain property between Beverly and Jarquelir. ar.d Ran dolph and South l>orr.Bardy Btreet?. tho property lo be converted into an alley. Th*5 commissioners were Ueorge D. l'earman. II. W. Wood, 11. Theodore BlIVfOAi Henry W. ltountree and Frank D. Kpps. They will meet ui t o'clock on the afternoon of Mon? day; November i. Ilidldlntr J'rrmlt*. Building and repair permits were issued yesterday as follows: Julia E. sharp, to repair a frame dwell? ing on the north side of Eighteenth Street between Ueeatur and Stockton Streets. Washington Word, to cost tl-A Mri JChii.- Asher. to repair a brick flwel llnti PIS Wist Marshall Street, to cos'. l'j>j0. J. Dee Davis, to erect three detached brick Swellings on the north side of Floyd Avenuo between Davis and Robinson Streets, to cost 112.000. found! Schedule. The special Committee on Changes of Form of Government will meet at thu City Ha:i this afiernoon at & o'clock. The Com? mittee on Relief of the Poor will meet at S:fc) o'clock. Meetings for to-night Include. Ihe Council Committees on Siren Cleaning and Light, and an Important subcommittee of the Committee on Streets. To-mofrow night there aro scheduled meetings of the Committees on Elocirlclty, Grounds and Building? und Cemeteries. ??The Oldest City In the World." The lecture by Dr. Ldgar J. Banks at the Young Men's Christian Associa? tion lust night on "Rlomya. the ?ldest City In the World." was Intensely In? teresting and Instructive. To-night ut I>:;i0 o'clock he will give his illustrated lecture on "Egyptian Excavations and the ILble." Long Trip for Wheels. Detective-Sergeant Batu-y and nutctiv? Helton yesterday afternoon made a trip Into '? lllland county to brick back two stolen bl ? lea. They went In an automobile flf tei miles, and found ihe stolen wheels at the tiome of a Mr. DuVal, whose son had found them on the side of the road. The wheels are the property of O. \V. Chen au:t. of 'j04 Boulevard. I*. B. A. to Meet. The Police Benevolent Association will hold Us annual meeting to-morrow night. L? Z. Morris, president, will read his re? port, nnd an account of the financial status of the association will be rendered by Sec? retary Georg.: V?. Matthews. The funds of the association were very largely increased during the last year. T?o Coats Stolen. Mrs. Moore, of 610 West Broad .Street, reported to the police yesterday, that a woman's fur coat bad been stolen from In front of her store. Lator a like report came from B. Schloss. of 220 East Broad Street. It la supposed that the thief stole two coats no that he could afford his wife or sweetheart k selection Interfering With Offlrer. John OrlnieB. colored, of llenrlco County, was lodged in the county juii yesterday charged with Interfering with Officer J. K Tiller tn discharge of his duty. He was balled in the sum of }IM by his father for appearance before Magistrate T. J. Pur? year this morning. It AILROAD AND STEAMSHIP TICK? ETS TO A I.I, POINTS, Baggago called for and checked to destination of tickets. Tnxlenb service. RICHMOND TRANSFER CO., K0D Ennt Main Street. i roofing tIn] Sec that YOURS bears this trade-mark. Gordon Metal Co. Richmond* Vh&inia.