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I ? chandise, The Service, The Prices. A Great Sale of the ropuiar of 50c quality at 39c a yard rVintecn pieces of tin- extremely fashionable Street and livening Silk, in as many different new and popular colorings, wen- received recently at a concession that permits their sale at an amazingly low price. This Satin Liberty is IS inches wide; lias an cxcclleill liiyh lustre finish and is of ALL PUKE SILK QUALITY; This sale .offers the chance to buy it in the following rorrefct fall shades: I'uchia, American Beauty, Kcllj und Bincrnli] urcon, lavender, Nile, light blue, old rose, King's blue, coronation, ni.ii-. ivory, sunset, pink, lobster, brown, black and white. A wonderful silk Ixirgaiu at ohl) 39c a yard. 11", sale to-d:i\ in the Silk Section. ,1/iltH Floor /?.'.!>/. HS? LAW POINT City's Right to Collect Additional Mortgage Tax Challenged by Railway Company. Prolonged argument was hear! yes tr-rday In the City Circuit Court on thi motion for mandamus offered by thi Virgir.ln Railway and Rower Company, Baking that Clerk Charle> O. Savllle, of the Chancery Court of the city of Richmond, he directed to record a cer? tain mortgage. After the case had been fully argued, ] .linlgo Seott announced thnt he would j take time to consider. The case Involves a nice point in regard to the State taxes on auch pa? pers, the amount at issu? being $15,000. When the street car company was reorganized n year or more ago, a gen? eral blanket mortgage to secure an issue of bonds for 515,000.000 was au? thorized, and was duly recorded In the dork's office of the Chancery t.'ourl. the State writ tax being one-tenth of 1 per cent., or $16,000, of which the clerk's fee was 5 per cent., or $760. Only about $7.000.000 of the bonds au? thorized under that mortgage' were were then put on the market. Plana Large Improvements. The company now desires to finance certain large Improvements. Including ?the rebuilding of certain lines and the erection of a new power house, and has therefore offered to tli" Equitable Trust Company, Of New York, certain supplementary property listed as a further guarantee of the same general mortgage. -Valor Savllle held that to record this rupplemenlal Indenture, a new writ tax must be paid. The car company; contends that the new Indenture, helng purely supplemental to a mortgage al read? filed, and on which the full amount of tax was paid, that the only charge at this time should be the clerk's recording fee, comparatively a email amount. Special Interest was given to the h' arlng yesterday through the filing In tin same court of proceedings of a somewhat similar character The Com? monwealth of Virginia entered a mo? tion f'.i judgment, which was dock? eted for hearing, against 1'htllp H. Cold, clerk of Frederick county. It SOemu from thej record that :n a case not unlike that in which the local street railwayacitmparip is Interested, bar. Cold held ^b>i tv> State was not entitled to rolled .a second writ tax oh tht "ire., transaction. Apparently the Auditor's oflice took a different \bw. Hiitl seeks to recover the amount Involved It Is stated that the motion ?he part of the Auditor's ofTlce Is friendly. !r. r.rder to t*st the point at 1st ie, Cold having informed the State officers of each step, and of the willingness of the parties filing the mortgage to pay the additional tax p.hould the court decide vnat such i.mount properly belongs to the State, .lodge Scott set November 10 .if. the time of hearing the Frederick county VETERAN BULLFROG Survivor of 11 r gil ill/al i.f Hilles I7ft8 Made i ranking officer. ijy oritir'r Hauled last night by Hull Mil nt Chnrlea p. l?Hner, -r. ltlctnird 01. * l"f.! It Is iiuiiinaml.il ihm hin commission 1 from M?y '?. 1"'.. und Ihitt "he I,. and respect* ?! ns r.<? r >.. f,-,rc " The Rul Irotts ?rill I ??, ,,, r?,. ,\,.,v.. 1 er Pattirrifty to :"'.( ? id (rcc-ilt R ues' rputbal] team |, xvill l... 11,, , C Sergesnt-Millqr ('.lajchroOK 1,1 stain lb* ?ml 0! [)n 'run Slid to urlhlit NOT A SUFFRAGIST Editor -IlleU. (Mler. 1 ? Itl'IIIMrltS A boo t Virginia Women. F.vlrt. tiC.y J. r. Jackiiin ?! . veteran tor Of tin Poatbtrii pluntei re fraglst. lr. :?!, anlc'.,. c, t>i.- siii. pair In the November number, hi prnlaei Ihi) work of thu . I, "Canned guild*, pickles, preserves, elc . In endo ?i um ' .v attested '.hi Inter.'?t abilities niHl usefuinest) ?.f these youtiK lndl-i in Hint ,, . ,r, ,h?, shrlekitiu ?11.. UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY FOR POSTAL SAVING FUNDS I Two Henrico Supervisors Op-1 posed?No Opposition in Chesterfield. There will be little to indicate tho progress of a general election In Rlch mond to-day, No Democratic nominee has opposition, and the voting will he perfunctory. The ticket will he as follows: For .Stute Senate?E. C. Folkeit, A. C. liar man. For House of Delegate*.?Bd<wln P. Cox, James J. Creamer, John A. Curtis, John S. Harwood lllll Montague. For Clerk of tho Circuit Court ? E M. llowellc. For City Collector?Herber?. L Hulce. In Henrico county two Independent Republicans am- candidates for the Board of Supervisors. These arc- M E Griffin, In Tuckahoe District, and John .McMillan, In Varina District. This fact may bring out a good vote In the. pre? cincts lying In tiese magisterial dis? tress, while In Brooklaud and Fair field Districts it Is expected the vote will be light. County Nominees. Following ure the Democratic nom? inees, which are unopposed save as above noted: For State Senate. Loul.? O. Wenden burg; House of Delegates. C. W. Throckmorton; Common wealth's At? torney, Frank T. Sutton, Jr.: County Treasurer, II. C. H-_-chIer; for County Clerk. Samuel P. Waddlll; for Sheriff. L H Kemp; for Commissioner of Rev enue. upper district, J. A. Deich; same, lower district. George Watt: Super? visors?Tuckahoe. O. N. Nuckols; Brookland, W. C. Saunders; Falrfleld. Washington Bottoms; Varina, R. T. Wilson. H W. Southward filed hi? name as a candidate for constable In Varina Dis? trict on October 20. As this was after the legal date. It is supposed he will not appear on the ticket. He has no opposition, and It Is expected that his name will be written on by enough people to Insure his election. Democrats have a free field In Ches? terfield county. In .??pots tln-re are hot fights In the State over legislative seats or county offices, but In the cities there Is little interest. All saloons closed at ? o'clock last evening, and will not reopen until 6 o'clock to-morrow morning. 1 F?RWERSTOWIEET i HEREIN JANUARY! - ! Will Demand Lime-Grinding Bill of Legislature?Will He Special Message. It is announced that the Virginia State Furniers' Institute will bold Its winter session In Itlchmohd during the third week in January, which will be tin- second week of the session of the Legislature. Notice In already being! served that Ho- Institute will again | consldei and "ill in all probability recommend the passage of a llme gt hiding bill. Sr< rotary I'.. Morgan Shepherd, of the Institute, i:, authority for the statement that Governor Mann will j send a s|>e- lal message to the Legis? lator, recommending tin- passage of legislation which >\lii rcsiili In giving! the farmers lime at about cost price, using convict labor In Its manufacture. The Governor ban frequently expressed his Interest in the matter, and re eet tly called a conference of railroad J Officials, at which there was secured i ,:? of approximately half n cent I per ton on ground limestone. Other Measure*. ] Further, a stallion registration law will l.e asked for, and the pure seed j law will be amended and Ktrenglh | ehed if the Institute can gain Its ends. "There are about a score of reasons win yon Should not have It." says Mr. Shepherd, discussing the lime-grinding pr position, "namely, twenty lime kilns that won't grind it These lime burn? ers are active and will try to strangle the bin as they did before. You will ] doubtless hear the specious plea I againstJtlu '?tnie competing with pri? vate enterprise.' and of "untold dtfll , Hilles tu. State will encounter.' and finally thai there's 'nothing to ground limestone anyhow.' and that 'hydratcd lime will be the lino- of the future,' All of which Is rot, selfish rot. pure and simple. Your products are placed on the markets in competition with those made by convict-ground lime? stone, selling at 60 to 8fi cents a ton. I Inquire of the private grinder and get 1 his price, theti figure your handicap. ' NO RECEIVERS FOR j TROE REFORMERS (Federal Couri Denies Petition to Put Officer in I harge of Negro Order. WOULD END ITS EXISTENCE I Judge VVaddill Holds That Such Step Would Be Harmful and Unfair. Judge Edmund Wuddlll, Jr.. In tho United Stales Circuit Court, declined lust night to nnmc r.Ivors t<> mice charge ??r the nrrnl.rs "i the Urn fid Fountain. United Order of True Reformers. Ho held, thnt admitting tlie necessity for u receivership, that thai necessity was j not commensurate with the Irrepara* I ble harm which would be done tbu | order. lie pointed out that from lhi> j moment a receiver was named it meant I the end of the True Reformers. .\ desperate light was made by three ! srctlltors <>f Washington lb obtain the 1 appointment of receivers. Attorney John A. laimb. of counsel for the j plain tigs, made out it strong case for1 bis side. lie declared that the new! and presont officers of this hip negro order had grossly mismanaged Its af- ! fair.- and hail violated a trust. He I I'.' Id thai it was constantly losing! money, und that the officers were ap- ] proprlatlng n large .-urn of the present Income for their own services. Creditors Claimed fSt.OOo. The joint claim of the three cred? it I.]-, who sought the receivership ag- j grogaled $3,000. The plaintiffs set I forth that the order still bail some ! funds, certain properly In Washing? ton. Haiti more. Richmond and other j eitles in this State, ami wanted It ] placed in the care of the court. They : maintained that the oftlcet'S were using up all of tills, and desired to save at ] least a small portion of the alleged wreck. The story ?f the other side was dif? ferent. It was pointed out that the affairs of til" order were Indeed had. but hy no moans hopeless, that con? ditions were dally Improving, and that within two years it would be again un Its feet. Attorney Richard E. Pyrd. Speaker of the House of Delegates; former Governor Andrew Jackson Montague, and Attorney R. Lynch Montague, with J. Thomas Newsome. colored, general counsel for the True Reformers, ap? peared for the defense, while Mr. Lamb and Conway R, Sands represented the plaintiffs. The proceedings started early yes? terday morning, and Judge Waddlll's ?lecislen was not handed down until nonrly 7 o'clock last night. \ewNonic Makes Strong rica. A strong plea not to allow the re? ceivership was made hy Newsome. He said that the True Reformers was the result of negro genius, and that It was a source of pride to the colored rao. throughout the United States. Its present sad financial plight, he said, was due to former officers of the or? der who were directors, and also offi? cers In the True Reformers' Rank, which they wrecked, and for which most of them are now under Indict? ment and some fugitives from Justice. The co-,:rt'B decision yesterday was a complete victory for the order. I>ast U'edni sday application for a receiver? ship was denied In the Chancery Court of the city of Richmond. In the Federal court the question of Jurisdiction was raised |>y the de? fense, but Judge W add) II held th.it while the Feeral court had Jurisdic? tion in this litigation, it wns not bis intention to kill the order by placing It in the hands of receivers for a small claim of three creditors. TWENTY-FOUR TRUE BILLS Alien iv. Kellej Indicted hy Grand Jury for Attempted Criminal Assault. Twtmt?r-four Indictments, four of them against "lie man. wore brought in yester? day by the grand Jury Following are tho true bills returned: Henry Anderson, horac steallhg; Louise H?nze, selling cocaine; J. Blroff. grand larceny; I.lnwood Carter, hounebreaklng Ml; Joseph Durant, grand larceny: Ctmm Farrlhgton, malicious wounding; Clara Henley, murder; Ernest Jones, maltrloii? wounding: Blair Johnson. Attempt at criminal assault; Allen W. K?l ley. attempt nt criminal assault fthe vic? tim being Sadie Plana, thirteen years oldj; W. If. l?awson< malicious wcninding; John Pruitt, car breaking. Abraham Robinson, forgery; Edward H'.chardson, grand lar reny; Henry Randolph, t.nusebr.caking; Mary Bhaw, s? :ii:g coealhe: Henry Starke, ma'Jcloui woandlng; Daniel Tlmh?rlak?. te.lliig cocaln-; WISH Tucker, malicious wounding; T. w. Walker, horsesteallng, and Charles Wise, inoillclotli wounding. Marriage Licenses. Marriage licenses were jsnicd yesterday I11 the Hustings Court to Wingfleld S. Tlns .*> und (Agnes Kdelblut; Charles C. Ford and Ms bo I I. Brown; Robert A. .Wls* and Nannie I, Mundln: Fc:ix Alexander Hor? ben ami Katie B. Lewis; trails Wrstervelt. of I'oughkeerpsle. N. y? anil Catherine H. Hooi-ntieek, of Ellenvllle N. v.. and to Oeorge Hanna, of Kansas, and Mamie Hi own. ??? Bristol, Tenn. The utter couple ivera married by 'Carson" Mike M11 con A was also issued to Clarenca Tral nutn and Eva Traylor. Suit Instituted. Bull was filed yesterday In (he l,nw and Beult} ' ourt by the National Rank of Vlr Ifliila against n T. Watkln? for $ ISO. al? leged to he due on ? note. BEATTIE PETITION Decision as to Writ of Error May Be Expected at Any Future Day. OBJECTIONS TO ARGUMENT Exceptions Relate to Wenden burg's Remarks ami Qualifi? cations <'t" Jurors. Judge James Heidi, president of tliej Supreme Court of Appeals, ycstevtduy tiled the petition for a writ of error iu the Bcattle case in (lie office of. Clerk it. Stewart Jones. This Is taken' to Indicate thai he will not act on the petition, bin will, us was generally expected, await the arrival of the oth-j er judges for the court term, so that the entire tribunal may consider the matter. Judges Buchanan. Harrison and Whittle are expected to arrive in the city to-morrow morning. II so hup-! pens that all three of these live In' districts where there Is Opposition tot tin- Democratic candidates for tin- leg? islature, and they will cast their votes' to-day before leaving their homes.. Judge Cardwell comes here dully from 1 Innovcr. Argument Kent Srerei-. No part of the argument in tin- poll- j tlon has been made public or will bei until after the court takes some ac? tion. However, the contents of the bills of exception, made by Clerk Cogblll I in Chesterfield and agrecil to byj .Judge Watson, are known. They. of. j course, treat of the obiections made during the trial to errtaln of the pro? ceedings as admitted or as refused by. Judge Watson. A decision on the petition may be ex-| , peeled at any day. The judges may get together as early as to-morrow, and reach a conclusion on the granting j or refusal of a writ of error, or they I ] may consume a week or two in other business before taking It up. The courti may or may not prepare a written; opinion, as has been done In n veryl few cases of extraordinary import- J ance or public interest. If no written1 ? ?pii.ion is rendered, there will be no notation on the petition, but the court will merely direct Clerk Jones to en-' ter the necessary order. Some people; guess that If a written opinion Is: handed down. If will be delivered from' the bench on November 16, the first! opinion day. At all events, unless something Is done by Thursday of this week, Henry' C. Ueattle, Jr.. will he removed from the City Ja'l to the State Penitentiary.! there to await the disposition of his j case. Cnder the terms of the law, the condemned man must be taken to the State prison not less than 'Ifteen days before the time set for th>- execution. Object to Argument. One of the bills of exception objects ' to a remark made during the final ar? gument by I* O. Wenderiburg, of coun? sel for the prosecution. lie said In ef ? feet to the Jury: "If you say this! j man is innocent, the Stute should dig; I up the bodies of Jeter Phillips. Thomas i J. Cluverlua and J. Samuel McCue, and ? [apologize to them." Hill Carter, one' i of the attorneys for the defense, made [ Immediate and strenuous objection to I allowing these words to go before the I Jury, on the ground that they were I Improper and likely to unduly Influ j ence It. Judge Watson declined to take nctlon. A good deal of latitude Is al? lowed lawyers In argument, the Jury being suppo'-cd to realize that such remarks are not evidence Four of the seventeen bills of ex ceptlons relate tu the qualifications of jurors. The talesmen had read ac? counts of the murder and had formed more or less strong opinions as to the guilt or Innocence of the accused. Judge Watson exercised great care in questioning these men. admitting them to the venire upon their statement that such opinions as they had reach? ed were based on what they had rend or heard, and would be removable up? on the presentation of evidence. ft was the supposition that every Intel? ligent mini had at least heard of the ' murder of Mrs. Louise Owen Beattle and had been Impressed to some ex? tent with the weight or lightness of the proof against her husband. Some of the bills of exception refer to tcehntca.1 matters. Two of them concern the evidence of Mrs. R. V. Owen, the mother of the murdered girl. riullillne Permit*. Ruil'llns sail repair permit* were Issued yesterday o* follows! Mrs. Anilin F, Baotey, to erect a one ?tory attached frame office abed at 1101 North Twenty-fifth Street, to cost |1M, J, A. Connelly and C B. Chapman, to repair * brick stor*, .It North Seventh Street, t? cost Jlf.O. John 1.. Satterfh*d, in ri-palr a brick dwelling, 2717 East Grace street, erecting ti brick addition In r?-ar. to cost fbr/O. in Bankruptcy. A petition In voluntary bankrupty was llled yesterday In the office of the clerk of the United States District Court by Charles W. King, a traveling salesman, of Woodland Heights. His liabilities aggregate ?771.41, while ns sets of 1111.20 are claimed by the pe? titioner. An Old Man Said the other day that if he had had the good advice given him when a youth that the American National Bank is now giving to the young men and women of this city and State, he would not to-day he in want and dependent. He added that the pleasure of youth in spending was but fleeting, while prop? erty in old age was a reality. This is an old man's warning to the young men of to-day. Let it reach you and serve its purpose. Establish the habit of saving and place your regu- \ lar deposits with the American National Bank of Richmond. Virginia where Three Per Cent. Compound Interest will be added to I your accumulated savings. 1 WBSMSBBSSi ? ?? i acaBSSBSBSSSSSSSSSaSSSSXBmBBOi EXPECT MOTIONS Ii HIGHER COURT Davis t<> Ask fur Habeas Corpus and Cutchins's Prosecutors for Removal. STATE OFFICIALS TO VOTE i Public Holiday at Capitol?Cap-; tain Spaulding to Instruct A rtillery. Jmvii motions of public Interest are expected to be presented to Ilia bu? prelne Court of Appeal? when It units' In its courtroom in the state Library building to-morrow morning; at in o'clock. It Is not believed they will j be argued, but that they will "be sub-1 milled on briefs, and that th< court's judgment as to them win be announc? ed later. One of these, it Is stated, will be a, motion for a writ of ?habeas corpus, In . the ease nf Charlies Hall l'avis. ,if Petersburg. Mr. Dayls, who was charged with being the principal cause of the difficulties of the Appomatiox Trust Company. Is under inulctment in) the Hustings Court of Petersburg Oil] many counts. Hut several sets of In dlctments hnve been found and dis? missed. It Is the contention of Mr Davis thnt the Indictments now stand? ing cover Identical charges with I host which have been disposed by nolle proscqtil, and that therefore he is be- ; ins unlawfully detained end held for trial. lie will ask that he be- re lenscd from custody. Itonnoke'n Mayor. The other motion will he to remove the case of Cutchln againct tin- Com? monwealth from the Supreme t'ourt at Wythevllle to Richmond, for the pur? pose of having an earlier settlement. Mayor Joel II. Cutchln, of Roahoke, who was found guilty of acts unbe? coming a public officer ami sentenced to removal from oillCO, secured a writ of error in tho Supreme Court. Roa noke is under ih"e \> ythevllle jurisdic? tion, and the ease wcjil on the docket there. p. Is stated that the fact thai the Mayor Is under the cloud of such conviction, hampers him in the dis? charge of his official duty, to the detri? ment of the affairs of the city. As the court does not meet at Wythevllle until June. It Is the desire of tin- pros? ecution to get a hearing in this city. However, the record has not been printed, and ii is probable that even should the court grant the removal,! tne case could not be heard until tho ? January term. These two motions will precde the ; calling of the docket The first case! is that of Thornton, ihc .convicted bank wrecker of Charlotte county. II, 1? Flood and W. C. Carrlngton will appear for Thornton, and the Attorney General for the Commonwealth. PUBLIC HOLIDAY Bloat of stale's Dili,n- win Exercise Dulles of Clttsensklp, Most of the State officials are : b sent for the purpose of casting their ballots In to-day's general eloctlon. Some, however, will not go, home, be? cause of the lack of opposition The Capitol will be closed to-day, a legal holiday. This includes the State Li? brary. The buildings were nearly de? serted yesterday. Among those officers of the State in whose home districts there Is opposi? tion, and whose votes count, are: Cor? poration Commissioner W. F. Ithea, In Bristol; Deputy Insurance Commis? sioner J. N. Brenaman, in Shenandoah; State Treasurer Asher W. Harmon. In Itockbridge; Assistant nank Examiner Charles S. Hunter. In Staunton, and Dairy and Food Commissioner W. D. Saunders, In Franklin. Will Visit Artillery. Fnder order of the War Department, received yesterday by the Adjutant General, regular visits will hereafter be made to the field artillery of this State by Captain Oliver L- Spaulding. Jr.. of the United States Army. Cap? tain Spaulding was depijrnated for this duty under the terms of the new net I of Congress, which set aside a propor? tion of army men to act as Instructors for the organized militia. He is to visit Richmond, Norfolk nnd Portsmouth every alternate month. HIP FRACTURED Condition of OJrl Thrown from Horse Worse Than at First Supposed. As a repiilt of Injurie? which she sus Inlnrd Sunday afternoon when thrown from a horse while riding In the Midlothian Turnpike. Chesterfield county. It Is prob? able that Miss Eva Ellington, who makes her home with her uum, Mrs, C, L. Arn?:!, of 1?or, North Twenty-third Street, will be permanently crippled, according to state- \ meats made Ian nlgbt nt the Memorial . Hospital. It was stated that her Injuries: were fnr more serious than It had been at I first thought. An X-ray examination yes-j terday morning showed several bonre to J be fractured about the hip, while It wns' llmt believed that her only Injuries were' severe bruises. Though her condition was pronounced not to be alarming. It tvns nevertheless I elated thnt Miss Ellington wns seriously hurt. ITOIIT OP TEACHERS IS INDORSED nv T.EAOt'E' At n meeting of the executive board of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, i at &00 East Hroad Street, yesterday ufter-I noon, n rommlitec. composed of Mrs. J. i W, Durham, Mrs. r\ J, Itoetmp anil Mlse! Marie Leahy, was appointed t0 convey to the Elementary Tenehers' Arsoclntion, of Itli-biilond, the congrntiplnCnns of the ' lengue on the splendid fight tho teachers are making for Incrensed pay. the nssur snie of the support of the league and Its Indorsement of their effort In a right di? rection. Child Seriously III The Infant son of Mr, and Mrs. .lohn Jamison, of l? North Wa/verly street, ftoekaway Besch, N. v., but who also hava ii borne at "Berkley," was brought to the Memorial Hospital yesterday In a serious condition. It was ?nid last night that It was thought that the child would live. Iiai ialliin Drill Postponed. Hecnu.se. ol the turn out of the Mines at the Academy of Music to-night. Major B. \V. Uowles bos Issued orders ipostponlng I be battalion drill, scheduled for Thurs? day night, to a date to he determined. The Companies will not drill this week. All men are ordered to appear to-nlgbt In full dress, nnrl to be in readiness to leave the armory at S o'clock for the march to the academy. RAILROAD AND STEAMSHIP TICK? ETS TO ALL POINTS. Baggage called for and checked to destination of tickets. Taslenli service. llli liliiM) TKAWSFEn CO., C?O East Main Street. RAINCOATS I In all modern styles. Every garment made to fit. Every one absolutely water? proof. Gans-Rady Company COUNCIL IS VISITED BY WOMEN TEACHERS Fifty or more women toacliors of the public schools of Richmond Invaded the Council Chamber last night in .search of increased pay. Their peti? tion wus presented to the Common Council by Mr. Pollock, asking that the salaries Of women teachers m the ele? mentary white schools of the City be Increased to make the maximum $000 and the minimum S??t). the Increase to be regulated by the experience gained by years of service. The petition, Btatea that Richmond pays her women teachers less than any other Ameri? can city of similar size and wealth, and that In this city only 11 per cent. Of tin annual revenues Is devoted to public education. Would Ilatikrupt City. Facing the lire of this gallery of school teachers. Chairman Pollard, "f the Finance Committee, was quick to scent a proposeil raid on the treasury, moving that the paper be referred to the City School Hoard. "That body has the solo power to fix the salaries of teachers." he stated, "if tlie School Hoard rejects It or does not deal fairly with the teachers, then we can take it up. 1 trust tho day will never come when thlH Council will undertake to fix salaries for school teachers. It would soon bankrupt the government We would be always vot? ing Increases Just because a bunch of women came down here and flopped about the City Hall." Mr. Pollock protested that the rules of the Council required reference to the Ordinance Committee. not to any "foreign body," as he described the School Board, and was sustained by the chair. "When you undertake to override the board you have placed In chare of your schools, you are going a "long way to get Into trouble." predicted Mr. Pollard. Form of OoTerament. The report of the special committee on changes In the form of city government, carrying with It an ordinance redls trlctlng the city Into four wards, and a proposed amendment to the city char? ter providing for^ the election of nn administrative board was presented by Chairman Pollock, and on Mb motion referred to the Committee on Ordin? ance, Charter and Reform. Chair? man Umlauf, of that committee, Stated that he would call a special meeting shortly to take the matter up. "If anything ih going to to: done Inj this ^natter," Bald Mr. Umlauf, "It I muri be done soon. As chairman I will call a meeting of my committee short? ly, and as soon as the Ordinance Com? mittee has acted, will ask President Peters to cnll a special meeting of the Council, so that the papers may go on to the.Finance Committee and return here for action at the December meeting. 1 am not ready to say whe? ther I am for or against the proposi 1 changes, but we should either adopt them or reject them at once; ho that the people will know how the Council stands before the Legislature meets." President Peters said he would call] the special meeting as anon ns the Ordinance Committee whs ready to re? port, Entertain President Tnft. On motion of Mr. Mills a Joint com? mittee of live, with the Mayor and City Attorney was authorized to advocate and advance before the noxt meeting of the Legislature such measures as the city of Richmond may desire, and to oppose any measures detrimental to the Interests of the city. On motion of Mr. Pollard, a special ' committee of five, to include the presi? dents of tho two branches of the Coun? cil, was authorized to assist in prepar? ations for the entertainment of Presi? dent Taft, who will visit Richmond Monday, November 20, to address the flood Roads Congress No Obstructions to .Market. Mr. Pollock called from the table an I ordinance heretofore debated several times granting permission to Mrs. C. D. Hagau to erect an Iron shod or awn? ing over the .sidewalk of Sixth Street, between Hroad Street and Pink Alley, In front of some stores now In course of erection. Objection was at once raised t'hat It meant the selling of market produce on the sidewalk under this awning, and the blocking of the way to the Second Market. "It la a Joke," said Mr. Lynch, "how horrified members are about a small obstruction on Sixth Street, and yet how they squirmed and dodged voting op tho ordinance to take showcases and all other obstructions off Hroad I Street." Mr. Pollard called the (urn by stnt- j lug that that ordinance had died in . Lhe Street Committee, and if he was not mistaken. Mr. Lynch was n mom- j her of the subcommittee to which it had been referred and whore It died. I Mr. Lynch denied It, saying he was still In favor of removing all pbstruc- ; lions from business streets, whether a few merchants objected or not. The Hagau permit was llnally rejected, not receiving a two-thirds majority. The following p&pera from the Hoard of Aldermen were concurred In, and now go to the Mayor for approval: Ordinance granting the First Na? tional Hank Building Corporation tho right to excavate under Ninth Street. Appropriating $7S0 to smooth pave Laurel Streift from Grace to broad Streets. Appropriating 12,290 to smooth pavo BelVldere Street from Grace to Broad Streets Notwithstanding that the Council lust month rejected a similar ordinance, and thai the finance Com? mittee recommended advcu*aeljy, Ihl.s was concurred In 2K to 7. the noes heing Messrs. Bradley, Brown. Pollard, Powell. Reade, Richards and Set ph. Ordinam o ilxing tho sulury ot the t.ity Coll-ctor at IS.tlOo per annum. In lieu of all fees, and making provision for the clerks and expenses of his ofllce. ? Pave lifts Slrpfl. On recommendation of the Commit? tee on Streets, the Council, under sus? pension of the rules, ordered Fifth street from Franklin to Main 8tre< t to be pavd with bituminous macadam, to cost ?1.288. This Is a type of pav Ing not hitherto used ln Richmond, giving a smooth surface Ht much less ? ost than the present smooth paving, and without being tis noisy as granite spalls. If this block proves satis? factory, it Is expected that next year a good deal of It will be laid In resi? dential sei Hons. Contracts awarded by the Commit? tee on Streets to A. \V. Maynard for the two main trunk sewers for Wash? ington Word, one to cost $13.137.0.', and the other $32.989.SO, were approved. On' recommendation of tin- Finance Committee. $'2.000 wan aproprlatcd for expenses of operating the Gas Works for the remainder of the year, and $l.ls00 for grading an alley bt - tween Harrison and Hyland. Grace and Hroad Streets. This Is the alloy In which damages to property ownora amounting to $2,5'io were pal<j some time ago. after the payment of which it was found Unit there were no avail? able funds with which to do the aotuul grading. * A n solution was adopted directing the specinl accountant to check over the assets of the sinking fund. Audi? tor Warren, who Is custodian of Ines? papers, having refuse^ access to the accountant even on order of the Finance Committee, holding that neither the accountant nor the Com? mittee on Finance had anything to do with the linking fund. Three Sets of lliuiaitra. .? Report No. 7 of the Assessor of .Damages for the grading; of the north and south stiles of Grace Streets, be? tween the Boulevard und Sheppaid Streets, was referred to the Commltt- e on Streets on the statement of Chair? man Pollard, of the Finance Commit? tee, that he had boon told that the city had already paid abutting prop? erty owners three sets of damages to grade that street, an improvement which, by the way, can only enhanc^. . the value of the property, but for which Assessor Harman has allowed damages In the sum of $550. "1 would like to know If wo are pa) - ing three times ln damages for grad? ing the street one." .said Mr. Pollard No member of the street Committee pgrseut could Inform htm On report of the Light Committee a resolution was adopted, calling tor a Joint committee of three membetb each of the Committees on Light. Klectric Ity. Streets and Water to consider the condition of malus under Main .Street, between Seventh and Twelfth, It b>' Ing represented that there have been many dangerous breaks In gas mains since the laying of a concrete bed for the street paving. , On report of the Committee on Printing and Claims, $12 was ordered paid to T. W. Chllton, who broke Ills wooden leg through stepping Into a defective meter box. The amount represents the cost of a new leg. An Expensive Light. Mr. Fergnsson. on roll call, called attention to lack of co-opcrotlon be? tween city departments. As an in? stance, he told of a gas lamp ordered Installed by the Light Committee In the alley back of the synagogue, the piping and Installation of which cost $360, besides tearing up hew paving which has not since been properly replaced. The Blectrlclty Committee has a polo line through the alloy, and Mr. Fer Siisson said he was Informed that an arc electric light could have been In? stalled for less than $20. Mr. Ral cllfte agreed that the Committees on Light and Blectrlclty should be con? solidated at once, but neither offered any resolution on the eubject. Mr. tfirschberg offered on roll call an or? dinance to license high painters and bill posters, which was referred to the Ordinance Committee, as was an application for a stable permit offered by Mr. Umlauf, for s. IT. Campbell, who desires to enlarg? bis stable on Franklin, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets. By Using G. M. CO.'S "PEARL" TIN. Gordon Metal Co. Richmond^ Virginia.