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City Engineer Authorized to
Accept Lowest and Award
Committee Unwilling to Pay
Cost of Extra Excavation
for Sewer.
Bids were opened last night by the
Committee on Streets for tin: repaying
of Broad Street from Tenth .Strict
westwardly, and referred to a nub-:
committee for tabulation and report I
BldH wcro received for asphalt block:,]
Qrst-clatls granite, eroosoted wood
block, Improved sheet asphalt. and:
Warren's bltullthlc. Bach bidder sub
mltteii his estimate on the unit system,!
so much per CUblc yard for paving, so
much for excavation, filling and con?
crete haue. For saph?lt block It ap?
peared lb it 1. J. Smith & Co., were
the lowest bidders, tin- only other com- ,
pet'tor being the Washington Asphalt
Block ami Tile Company. For first-1
clans granite paving bids were sub?
mitted by I. J. Smith & Co., Wclnbrun
ck Co., and Charles 'lastcr. It appear?
ing that tiie latter was the lowest
bidder. Messrs. Smith, Weinbrun and
?assir also bid on creosoted wood
block paving. Smith appearing to be
the lowest. For improved sheet asphalt,
there was a bid from the Crawford
Company, and on the Warren formula'
of bltullthlc paving from the Atlantic;
Bltullthlc Company. j
Tour of Inspection.
Invitations were presented to the'
committee by the Atlantic Bltullthlc
Company, and by the United Staus
"Wood Preserving Company cither forj
the full committee or for a subcom?
mittee to visit a number of cities In!
which that kind of paving has been j
used, Mr. Phaup. of the Atlantic Blt?- |
llthio Company, especially asked the j
committee, nnd City Kngineer to visit!
the laboratories of the Wnrren Com- j
pan/ In Boston to see th" method
under which the paving 1? prepared
and witness other experiments.
The committee accepted both Invlta- \
tions. the cities to bo visited and the j
date and personnel of the Inspecting
party to b* determined later. The,
bltullthlc paving has been used exten?
sively in Norfolk, and both of the new
i? 3 -. iii?? concerns have samples of their1
work In Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York.
Bids were also opened for ATSt-claSS
Kranit! paving on Main Street between
Fifth and Seventh Streets, bids ne-lng
received from Messrs. CheatWOOd, Weln?
brun. Barry and Smith. Mr. Cheatwood
being apparently the lowest bidder. The
bids rwero referred to the City Kngineer
with Instructions to award tiio contract
to the lowest responsible bidder.
Slmnper t'lnlni Itejeeted.
a subcommittee recommended an
allow.ue ?- <>f 18,000 to Stamper, Rag
land Ac Co. for extra excavation In the
construction of the Virginia Avenue
Sewer, but the claim was rejected. It
was stated that there was no legal
claim against the city, tho contract
having clearly specified that extra ex?
cavation should be at the Cost of the
?onlrnctor. The subcommittee basi-d
its report on tiie fact that the com?
pany had heen much the lowest bidder
on the contract and had stated that
It had not been profitable. Tue claim
was rejected, ' to 10, as follows:
Ayes?Messrs. (Jurist. Kaln, Don
LrtaVy and Vonderlehr; noes?Messrs.
Bliley, Fergusson, Haddin. Moore. Mil?
ler, Sullivan. Jones. Wiltshire. Powers
and Pollock.
John B. Minor and others appeared
in hchalf of smooth paving of W -at
Avenue, to cost $11.400, and a spsclal
appropriation was recommended to the
Council, after being amended to In?
clude $5.000 for smooth paving Mar?
shall Street from Ninth to Tenth Stre.;.
On motion of Mr. Sullivan, a resolu?
tion w-as recommended for acquisition
of the block bounded by Thirty-third,
Thirty-fourth. O and P Streets, Ar
school and playground .purposes, the
city now owning about one-fourth of
the block. Mr. Sullivan also asked for
funds to smooth pave Thirty-second
Street from Broad to Grace Street, to
cost $4,S00.
Would Pave Without Grading.
Messrs. Fergusson and Gunst at?
tempted to force through the paving of
of West I.elgh Street from Dlnneen
Street to the Hermitage Road, without
grading thu street. Mr. Gunst explain?
ing that the grndlng could come later.
City Kngineer Rolling protested tin*,
the street was In wretched condition, a
Succession of mounds nnd ruts, ana
that to pave without grading It would
not only be a violation of all rules of
engineering, but Would result in stag?
nant pools of water, lack of drainage
nnd most unsightly conditions. Mr.
Fergusson's motion was lost, I to I.
and the roadbed was then ordered grad?
ed nnd paved out Of the l^-e Watd
funds, bids to be reported to tho next
meeting of th? committee.
(Continued from First Page.)
look for merciful Judgment to his Golf,
to whose service in tho Innocence of
his boyhood he consecrate.! himself.'''
Story of Hi-. Crime.
Tho crime :or which Clarence Virgil
Thompson Rlcheson, at tho time of his
Buy a Shoe that's right. Correct In
Shape, comfortable to the foot and
long wearing. These qualities arc all
contained in
They look like six and seven dollar
shoes, but cost only
$3.50, $4.00, $4.50
Ask to ice our Richmond Line at
55.00 the pair $3.50 quality?$5.00
Shines, 5c?Shoes Free.
(Ask the man about our plan.)
Ninc-Scventeen E. Main Street.
arrest pastor of the Immanuel Church
of Cambridge, was sentenced to die In
the electric chair, was the confessed
murd -r of his former sweetheart, nine
teen-ytur-old Avis Irinnen, of ltyannis,
a pupil In the New England Conserva?
tory of Music In Boston.
The ulrl stood In the way of the
intnititerti marriage to_Miss Violet Ed
inands, a society girl and heiress of
Brookline, both tftrOUgll an engag?
meiit winch tJtill omisied between the
two and because of a condition in
which Miss Uiiinei: found herself. The
triri we* deceived into taking a poison
given her by R'.cheson. which she be?
lieved would remedy that condition,
and died In her rooms at the Young
Woman's Christian Association oh tne
evening of OotObltr 14, 1911. On that
day Invitations had been issued lor
the wedaims' ceretiiony wh.ch was to
units Rtiv, Mr. Kichescn and Miss Ed
As pastor of a small church In trie
l Cape Cod town of Hyannls two years
bo.ore. the hand.-ome and eloquent rain
, i3t"Jr, tn?n t.-.lrty-mree years old, had
! been attracted to Avis Ldnntttl, whe'
was an exceptionally pretty girl of
joventeen year?. EMie lived with her
parents, her father, Edgar Ltnnell,
being a contractor and builder. II was
her amjitloti to become a teach-r. and
she was attending tlM State Normal
.School at Hyar.nls.
Miss Llnnc-H Joined Rlcheson's
church, was baptized by him, and <s
i cams a memlier of the church choir. In
! a short time, early In r.?0s. Miyj Lin
I nell was displaying a diamond rlnis,
i and confided to her girl friends that
j the was to be married to the ni Ulster
i the following Octobe.. Abandoning
i her plan of beoominfg a s'.hool ;o?cii
er. Miss LlntMll began pr-parations for
her wedding. Some of her trou.-seau
was completed, and the two paid a
visit to Rev. ISdwsrd S. Cotton, of
Brewster, who was asked to. ofllclatt;
Bit the or-mony.
Friction In Church.
Friction developed between Rlcheson
and his d.rtcons in June, 1310. over the
young minister's Impetuous manner
and his violen-t language. Th?re was
also a oue?v.or, as to the lers o.' V>'> in
money which bad been left by a par?
's Ishioner in the pastor's study. The
minister declared he had been robbed
j of th? money. Shortly afterward it
was learned he had -sent a similar sum
! by money order from a nearly town
i to a woman In Salt T^ake City, L'tuh.
' His resignation followed, and ho ac?
cepted a call to tho Immanuel Baptist
Church of Cambridge.
When Rlehesbn w>iu to fNim.'br.'dge
Miss Lir.ntll went to the Conservatory
of Music In Boston. Wile was induced
to a It*rid tha cen??rva.tory by the min
, I.-tor in the idea that by the cultivation
' of her voice, which had glv?n signs of
j much promise In the /.yannls church
I choir, tfh-j would better tit hcrsejf to
1 become his wife. On the minister's
recommendation tho girl took a room
on the Young- Woman's Christian Asso?
ciation f|uar'.T3 on Warrcnton Street,
Bo.'ton. She proved a dillffer.t student,
and continued her church work by
leaching In the Sur.dsy school of Tr.;
mont Temple, the leading Baptist
church of the city. There were fr?
rjuent meetings between Miss I.lnn.'ll
and Rlcheson.
The vuecossen which the young
preacl.-T attained in his larger sphere
of usefulness marl? a marked Impres?
sion upon him. Surrounded by influ?
ential friends and associates, his am?
bition* Wldentd. He began to pay
court to Misit Violet Kdmands? of
Brookline, Hk daughter of M?sts Grant
I Edmands, a prominent Baptist layman
i and trustee of the N.'wton Theological
. Seminary, from which Rlcheson had
i heen graduated. Miss Ekhnands wai
I prominent socially, and was wealthy
' in her own rlwrht. as well aa entitled
j 'O share tn the estate of ?om.? JSSi.OiO
? eft by her grandfather. En-trar.ee to
I the exclusive homo of the Edmandses
! rind he-Mi easy to the minister as the
' pastor of the churn; *>ie> family at
! tended, and in a short time ho was ttc
' copied as suiter for the daughter-*
: hand.
( At the jimi time Riehe on WHS
meeting M!ss_Elnnoll as formsrly. But
one day he borrowed the diamond ring
he had given her, on the pretext Phat
the stohe needed resettling. IfP did
not return It. Eventually the news?
papers announced tho engagement of
Rev. Mr. Rlcheson and Miss Violet Ed?
mands. Th$ Elnnell family demanded
an explanation. The mlnlnter promptly
<le:-'.arcd th-- sterv a "ncwcpaper fake."
and was b'lieved.
The invitations lo the wedding ot
Rlcheson and Miss Edmands were s?nf
j otit the a.'ternov of Saturday. Octo
,1 er II. "ihn1, same afternoon Rlcheson
: dined with Av|s IdnneU at a little ree
j tat: ran I In the Rack lliy. While there
! 'he clrl nr>p?ared depressed. At times
I tear* rolled down her .-seeks. When
I she returned to hir. lodging pine*-:
i however, she nefmert eh-erful. nl
though quickly excusing herself nnd
mirrylng away to her room.
(.Irl Ii.nu.1 lit A (ton y.
UroanH wore heard coming from a
bathroom of tho association quarters
shortly after 7 o'clock that evening.
The door was broken In. and Mish Lln
I iicll was found purtlully unconscious
and apparently In great agony. Half
an hour later she died, without recov?
ering consciousness.
A belief that the girl had committed
j suicide was ut llrsl general, but her
family w.-re disposed to discredit tho
report, und u thorough Investigation
? was made.
.Soon after the girl died it was learned
I that some one bad telephoned to Rlche?
son, as the girl's nearest friend, and
Infoi med him of ths circumstances. He
coldly denied at first that he knew the
girl at all. Then llnally. admitting
that she had been a member of his
former parish In llyanitls, he suggested
that her brother-in-law In Uridgi vvat tr
be notilieil. Before hanging up the
receiver lie asked: "Did she say any?
thing before she died?"
The Iii Miry of suicide was dispelled
when the real conditions surrounding
i the death of Miss Llunell were made
: known. The girl had been sitting In a
' chair, with her feet In a lull cf hot wa?
ter, while beslds her was a fresh change
? of clothing. The autopsy revealed the
fa t that she had taken a dos-- of pols
I on, and the conclusion was drawn that
! she had done ?o In the Innocerft belief
; that it would remedy a condition that
! later would bo a cause of great cmbnr.
I rassment.
On the day foltcwlng the girl's den.?
' llev. Mr. Rlchcson preached wiiat v -?'
j to lie Iiis lust sermon in the Cambridge
i church, and In his prayer raferred
I briefly to tiie death of a near friend.
That afternoon, dining with a member
: of his parish In Somervtlle, he was
j able to eat but little, and spout much
, time on a couch. In apparent mental
j mlssry. He explained that he was
: overcome by the recent death of a "dear
j friend." That night he went to the
! home . f Moses Grant Kdmands. in
Brookline, father of the girl to whom
i he was to be married p. we :k or so
! later, and there remained In seclusion
j through the next few days preceding
ids arrest.
Scores of police and newspaper mm
! took up the mystery of the deatn of
I Avis Unheil. It seemed apparent at
: the outset that the belief in a suicide
;th;ory .was one which the murderer
i had planned to foster. Given the erim?,
! and the reason for It, the next step
! was to find tho man responsible for
the condition of the victim. The police
; had not far to seek, and the newspapers
! made no pretense at mystery in direct?
ing their suspicions. The girl had but
I one sweetheart, and she made no con
I coalment of her affection for Rich .-son.
Evidence Accumulate*.
In a week's time material evidence
; began to accumulate. A woman Oe
. elared that Rlcheson had telephoned
j from her home, making an appointment
I for the afternoon of October H with
i some one at the Young Women's Chris
! tlan Association rooms. Riciieson's
, landlady admitted her hoarder had re
? turned a bowl to her with th> remark
: that she had better wash it thoroughly,
as It had been used to mix paste which
had contained poison. The most dam?
aging evidence, however, came from
William Hahn, a druggist Of Newton
Centr?. and a friend or Rlcheson. Ac
eording to Hahn, Rlcheson.came to him
lour days before the I-innell girl died
and bought a considerable quantity of
Cyanide of potassium, explaining that;
j he wanted to "kill a dog." A Cam?
bridge confectioner told of Rlcheson
i-omlng to his store on Ihz afternoon
Miss Dlnnell died and purchasing a
peculiarly shaped Jar of candy, Identical
with a Jar found in Miss Llnnell'S room.
The minister had taken a Boston-bound
car In front of the candy store. A
woman came to the police and told of
seeing the pastor and the weeping girl
eating together In a restaurant on the
same afternoon. As a result of this
Information the police felt warranted
In taking definite action.
The evening of October is Chief In
j spector Dugan and members of his
force went to th.? home of Mr. Bdmands,
j on Devon Street, in Brookllnc, to ar?
rest Rev. Mr. Rlcheson on the suspicion
that ho was guilty of murder. Admis?
sion to the louse was denied, although
the hour was early. Tho pollc-t had no
search warrant, and did not feel jus?
tified In breaking Into the mngnlflcenj
resilience upon the uncertainty of
Rlcheson being inside. They th?refori
remained on guard through tho night,
frequently knocking upon, dovrs and
j windows and calling up_n the occu?
pants to open and admit the officers.
The weary vigil was ke;?t up until
daylight, when a maid who appeared
in the kitchen was prevailed upon tu
norily Mr. Kdmands that tiie officers
were outside and would break in It
the door was not opened at once. At
7 o'clock the police were admit*.--d.
Rlcheson was found in bed. He was
ordered to dress and accompany the
officers. Rofore leaving the house ho
took in his arms Miss Viol it Kdmands,
j who was weeping hysterically. "Do
I not worry." he said, "everything wilj
come out all right " The minister came
I out of tiie house In the murky dawn,
i passing between two row, of police,
j n- w.-,,. ip r men and curious neighbors,
nnd wns taken to police headquarters
? in Boston in a laxlOaib to. be arraigned.
The case was .set for Ootober "1 for
j a hearing, and Rlcheson was commit
| ted to th-j Charles Street Jail without
j bail. Within a few days the wedding
i Invitations of the minister and Mis.i
j Bdmande, summoning the guests :?.
i the Bdmands home on October Si, were
Before the day of ti:e heaping ar?
rived a special session of the vrzr.fi
Jury was called and an Indictment
charging murder In five counts w.-.r.
found. Rlcheson was taken Into court
to plead to the charge of murder on
I th<; day h? was to hav been married
to Miss Kdmands. The trial of the
case was set for January 15,
ReslKnntion Accepted,
Rlrheson had early written to hit
church asklner that Judgment be ?tts
pended until after the grand Jury sit?
ting. Or. Kovember 1 h,> forwarded his
resignation, but tlie churoii on Novom
Attorney Lee 'lhinks That Ends of Justice
Would Have Been Met With Life
Sentence for Richeson.
j (Special to The Times-D'spatch.)
1 l.ynchliurg. Va.. May 10 .lolin l.cc,
chief counsel for Clarence V. T. ltlche
! son. who Im to be electrocuted next
week for the murder of Avla Lilnnell,
when topi this OVOIllnn that his appeal
for executive clemency would not be
referred by Governor e'oss to his exe?
cutive council, made the following
"I am an?l have always been of the
opinion thai the evidence submitted to
Governor I'o.-s was more than amply
sutttclent to have warranted a com?
mutation of Itlchcson's scntenct.
Whip- he may not bo insane in th
'strict legal acceptation of that wore,
ho in certainly in such iricntal condi?
tion that In: should not he held In the
sum ? degree of responsibility as tho
average or normal man. A life sent?
ence In this case would, In my Judg?
ment, have answered trio requirements
of the law ami would. In my Judgment,
have reflected credit upon the State of
Mr. Lee Intended goinr, to Doaton If
the case had been referred to the
ounell. but he will not do so now.
to could not say to-night whether the
iged father of the .condemned man
vould see him before hid execution or
vit, ion it i>; probable that he. too,
i A'lll not go to Boston.
bcr 6, after a stormy meeting, rcfuseil
to accept it. Lfluter i second loiter of
resignation wan ser.t and ae;o.?ptid on
November 24.
j The police had even at this time far
1 from a satisfactory casj against Riehe
Son. The container of'the poison which
Bms Llnnell had taken could not be
ffound. It was bei: ived some vial or
boa might have been !e!t In the pocket
I of Miss LlnheU's bathrobe, which had
! been burled with her. The body was
] disinter!-.d In Hf/knnls on October 2?
? and brought to Boston for a i>ost-mor. I
Item examination by tlva prominent
physicians; The cause of death was J
? nftrmcd, but no additional evidence
: v as! found
At the same tlm- tho police began
sn Investigation Into the life of Biche
ton. Every Import nt act "f his life
ft im the date of his birth at Rose
II'11. Va.. thirty-five years ago. until
his advmt In Cambridge was gone
Into. It was found that he went to
school early at Amtierst Courthouse,
Va., high school, then went to Car
lolllon. Mo., to work for a brother and
attend a local academy. Three years
? IM*r he went to Liberty. Mo., and
entered Wllinm Jewell College to
study for the ministry. While u stu?
dent he rurpUefl pulpits In Kansas
City; Mo.-. Btewartsvllle, Miss.; El
Paso. Tex.; Louisville. Ky.. and ether
Richeson's life had not been an un?
disturbed one, It was learned, and
many tales were ielated of his en?
tanglements with young women. At
Liberty. Mo., wh'le in William Jewell
College, he had been ?ngiged to the
daughter of a professor. The yeung
woman lent Rlcheson money to pursue
his studies, r.nel up to the time of his
coming to Hyannla believed she was
to bo his wife. In the meantime- shei
developed tuberculosis, which still
necessitates her remaining In Salt
Like City. Utah. The one bright ray
of I'ght In R'cheson's career appear
ed to be that lie repaid the money
loaned him as fast as possible. The
final amounts were --ent from lly^nnls
shortly before he came to Cambridge,
R'cheson was expelled from William
Jewell College for ' heating'in exami?
nations shortly after ho had been or
dalned nt the First Baptist Church in
St. Iyiuls. For a time he worked as a
. conductor on the street ears of tho
latter city, and was prominent In a
strike of street ear men. his fiery
eloquence making hi in a natural
While at Budd Park Baptist Church
In Kansas City, niche-son became In
: volvcd with a w'dow. One Sunday
?she appeared tintxpectedly during the
church service. Richeson. upon see
. ing her. fell In a faint. A brother
I of the woman called at Richeson's
] rooms nnd the young minister left
' town suddenly. A not? to the deacons
?explained thai he had been driven
. away by Jealous women,
i At another ckorch three young wo?
men Interrupted the service one Sun?
day. Simultaneously rising, each In?
quired of the minister If he Intend?
ed to carry out his promise to marry
her. The sensation led the deacons
of the church to write for the pastor's
Rlcheson entered Newton Theological
Seminary In the fall of lf''"5 and gradu
' ated In 1U0?. During his course he
! earned money by working in res tail
I rants and shoe stores. He was called
I to the HysstniS church In 1909 and re
I malned there until June. 1910, when he
I resigned to accept the pastorate of the
? Immanuel Baptist Church, in Cam?
bridge. Runt:rs of bis Interest in wo
' men while a preacher in Massachusetts
: have been current. Miss Edmunds,
' upon the arrest of her fiance, left Cam
j bridge to escape publicity, and. It Is
: said, has been engaged in charily work.
Prisoner's Strange Act.
Interest In the cas... was Intensified
; on December 20 when it became known
i that Rlcheson had mutilated himself
'in his cell at the Charles Street .lull.
The public apparently lost all sympa?
thy for the prisoner following Ins
strange act. which was Interpreted as
a confession of guilt. At llyannls, the
home of Avis Linne)!, the minister wiis
hung in effigy, with a placard On the
dummy reading: "Oullty! Read Luk?i
XVll. In Boston a conference of
Baptist ministers was called, and Rich
i esoli was formally deprived of his title
j of reverend,
I Rirhesm confessed his guilt In a
I statement written by himself on Junu
? ary ;! and given out by his counsel on
1 January G. The confession was ad
I dressed tn his jounsel and read:
"Deeply penitent before my sins and
i earnestly desiring, as far as In my
I power ii s. to make atonement, ! here
! by confess thai I am guilty of the of
j fonso of which I stand Indicted. I am
I moved to this course j,y no Inducement
I of self-benellt or leniency. Heinous as
i Is my crime, flod bus not wholly abnn
' dohed me. and my conscience and mau?
) hood, however depraved nnd blighted,
j will not ndmlt of my still lurther
I wronging by a public trial her whose
! pure young life I have destroy d.
"Under the lashings o:' remorse I have
I suffered and am suffering the tortures
I of the damned. In this I lind a mens
I lire of comfort. In my mental anguish
i 1 recognize I hi re is still, by the. mere/
' tf the Master, some remnant of the dl
j vine spark of goodness still lingering
, with m.\ I could wish to live only be?
cause within some prison's walls 1
mlgiit In sain* small measure redeem
I my sinful past, help some despairing
: soul, and ai last Und favor with my
i -You are Instructed to deliver this
; to the (listrii t attorney or to the judge'
I of the court. Sincerely yours,
I Rlcheson was taken Into court ot
' January 9, pleaded guilty e,f the mur?
der of Avis Llnnell, nnd was sentenced
to :>e electrocuted nt the Charlcstown
State Prison in the twcek beginning
May 111.
A negro murderer, Henry 11. Runs,
j has been the constant companion of
Rlcheson since his uct- of sclf-inutila
l.tlon. Th? negro has taken a certain
pride In serving Rlcheson, who has be?
come so attached to tho attentions of
Butts that th" n?crd has been allowed
to remain, although hla crime calls for
Imprisonment at Charlesfown.
The counsel for the condemned man
bent their efforts during the past few
weeks to securing support for a petition
for u commutation of the death sen?
tence to life Imprisonment. The ground
alleged is insanity, due to abnormal
traits, which, according to the lawyers,
would not constitute legal Insanity, but
have n unique character of their own,
warranting clemency.
Rlcheson on April L'O s->nt a petition
for commutation of sentence to Gov?
ernor Foss. it read:
"I respectfully request that the sen?
tence of dcatli pronounced against me
by th" Superior Court for the county of
Suffolk be commuted to imprisonment
for life, and I leave the presentation
of this request and the reasons In sup?
port thereof with my counsel.
Simultaneously with the presenta?
tion of the petition, Counsel William
| A. Morse and Philip lt. Dunbnr, of Bos
j ton. and John L Lee. of Lynchhurg. Va?
I filed numerous depositions relating to
I evidences of Insanity on the part cf
: members of the Rlcheson family in
Virginia and as to peculiar acts ana
traits of the prisoner.
At the Hotels
Jefferson?Thomas It. Krecle, Sara?
toga Springs! Mr. anil Mrs, Henry K.
I Ayers. Mctucnen, N. j.; t<. c. Rcywaru,
Cuarieston, s. c.; J. S. Prendabtv, Port?
land. Me.; a. it. Hawley, Florence, s.
W. A. Cruch, Florence, S. c.; John
'Iiis. Detroit; Elmer Crawford, Pnll
uaelphla; Thomas w. Simpers, Phil?
adelphia; Albert Troy, Louis Sudler,
'loir. D. Plnchies, XorloJI;; L. W.
Kranns, New \.,;k; 0 H.. Krelgcr, New
' 1'ork; Chat,. and Mrs. Cooper. Cnl
COgo, Iii.; Chas. J. Taylor. Baltimore,
I -'l.i . 11. 1.. Suodgras.x. Washington. D.
iC.; ii. Riiiotte and wife. Norfolk, Vu.s
i Mi s. t". S. Harper, Alexandria, Va.;
Alias Fanny Dixon, Alexandria, Vs.,
. W. J. Thompson, New York; John p.
: ludg.-. Baltimore; W. Leon Hall. Nor
!.,k. Irving Lowenthul, Chicago. J. w.
rUrnbull, Philadelphia. John H. Kuh,
New York. Frank P. Hart. Blmlra, N.
! V.; Mr. and Mrs. K. II. Mayfrcd, Lynch
; burg; lt. U Brown, Jr.. Philadelphia,
Pa,; C. C. Brebo, Boston; j. C- UrtrtUh,
Chicago; W. I' Willtston, Boston; \v.
V. JetflCSS, Philadelphia; J. A. Dillon,
New York, R. M. Jerdun. North Caro?
lina; Miss Rdnu McConnell, New York
W. ii. chattloid, Cincinnati, ?.; J. ft.
Storer, Atlanta; Rohi-rt Burgess. At?
lanta; M. V.. BlaScll, Philadelphia P. J.
Everett, Atlanta; B, B. Strong a?id
wife, Cleveland; Lyon (I. Tyler, Wil?
liamsburg, Va.; Ii. I). Boyle, New
York; J. Maycock, New York: H. ?".
Adams, Jr., PawtUCkot, II. f.; W. T.
I Kester, Chicago: H. Lantx, West Vir?
ginia; W. c. Penn, Cumberland; L M.
Williamson, Kr?nt Royal; !?:. 1, Whit.-,
'. Philadelphia: P.. w. Dabncy, Clnclu
I hall, o ; .!. S. Hurley. Now York C'tv.
Richmond?Mr. .and .Mrs. B. Meyer.
New York; r ,T. Kollow ay and w;ile.
North Carolina: J. B, Chambers nnd
wit.-, Virginia; W. s. Rankln, Sevan
hah, Ga.; IC. M. Whartoii. New York:
j A. M. Tompklns, New York; M. :..
' Pinch, New York; M. A. Stewart. New
I York; C. J. Smith. Jr., New York; H.
K. Fox, Bllerson, Va.; Phil Friedman.
New York; V. A. Cannon. Philadclph'a ?
I H. A. Keffer, Bast Liverpool. O.: J. C.
I Sparrow, lioston w. C. Whither,
! South Carolina. J. M Cutchlns, Jr.,
Whltakera, N. C; John I. Hammer,
Philadelphia; Mrs. W. D. Stearns,
Jackson. Mich.; Miss II Stearns, Jack?
son, Mich.; II. C. Stanton, Wilmington,
Del.: W. P. Short, Philadelphia, pa.; II.
j Avncr, New York; Guy M. Lambert,
? Washington; W. Y. John.?. Atlanta: J.
I L. Watt. New York. R. 3. Miller. Bal?
timore, Md.: M. Ollendorff. New York;
4. Ollendorff, New York: H. D. Wll
' tpughy, New York"; Prank IV Graham.
Baltimore. Md.; John p. Judge, Balti?
more, Md.; William Sohefcr, New York
I M. Dolnger, New York! n. W. Pfeffer.
Detro't, Mich.: Mrs. E. II. .Tbhnson.
Michigan; Mrs, G. A. Ma table, North
I Carolina; .M; s. Eden, North Carolina:
R, F. Alken and wife. Gladstone, Va.;
F. M. Klser and wife, Virginia; Chu.i.
: P. King, Annntrt; J. II. Bteel Bultl
. Iliore. Mil.; .1 K. Palmer. Philadelphia.
' Pa.: I-:. H. Morrison. Baltimore, Md..
: .1. II. E. Colin. Baltimore. M.V: fT. S.
: Mn< Mullen Rai 11 more. Md.; Cordon A.
Vnn Piper. Chicago; .'. R. Castlentan,
Rattle Creek. Mich.: P.. E. Harrison,
Baltimore, Mtl.': Paul L. Jones. Blkton,
Vn.; B. M. Daniels, Roston: w. n. Dnn
Bton; James E. Foley, Boston: M sq
! Edith I.cur. Narrow.-. Vn.: J. If.
O'Mear'a, New York: W. I-:. Ryan. New
Virginia Beach,
Ocean View,
Cape Henry,
j Leave Ilyrd Street Station, Richmond,
; 8:10 A. M. and 9:00 A. M.
Leave Norfolk 4:lS I'. M. and 7:40 P. M .
Only line without change of cars be?
tween Richmond and Norfolk.
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I " 1
Great and Unrivaled Values at $20
Many "men fix $20 as the right price to pay for a cjood suit.
VVc make a feature of suits at this price, and give more than J
you would ever expect for the money. In hlucs, blacks, [
browns, grays, mixtures, Scotches. there's everything you
could want. You can't find such values anywhere else-$20
At $15 Special Suit Values
We've created considerable stir about town with these
high-grade, reliable Suits at ?15. Made of all wool and pure
worsted weaves. They're remarkable values at $15; tailored
in our own shops and up to the minute in style. Xorfolks,
Two- and Three-Piece Suits in mixtures, tans, browns, grays,
blues. Elsewhere you will pay $20 and $22.50 for these
Suits. Special at.$15
$12.50 Suits of Highest Quality
A low price here doesn't by any means infer low quality.
This offering of $12.50 Suits is made up entirely of sln>rt lots
and singles of furmcr $15, S16.50 and $18 lines. Excellent,
pure wool fabrics, black Thibets, black and blue serges, gray
tan and brown worsteds and cassimcres. (uKirantced for
quality and service.$12.50
Main and Eighth Streets.
? \ork; Ld. S. Warmer. New York; J.
I Hochbaum, New fork; Mr. uiul Mrs.
; L". M. stnkos. Morrlstown; e. T. Buig
. hum. Washington; w. W. UeSoto, New
. VOrk; L. W. Kent, New York; li. Wi
Keed and wif<-. Philadelphia, Pit.; A. C.
Burnham. Hartford, Cotrn.; e. S. liar
sell, North Carolina; A. J. i^ord. Nor?
folk, \u.; Ii. (>. Dtinjop, Philadelphia,
?lohn U Hammer, Philadelphia; W. C. I
Blanton. Ashland. Vn.: C. 1*.. SChodcr
and wife, Now Vork.
Lexington?M. B. Crafts, Chicago; A. I
A. emits, Boston; A. l>. Staling, Dan?
ville, Va.; liniry Uosendalo, Balti?
more; B. 1). OrcRerv. Dlllwyn, Va.; W,
T. Carter, Danville, Vu.; J. J.. Tnlev,
: Uuitaio. N. v.. D. Uoode Rennolds,
Chute City. Vn.; M. H. Hartz, l'h'l-i
adelphla; B. li. Urowder, New York:
I Mr. and Mrs. .1. 1. Anderson. Warren. |
i Vn.; 1- 11. Fountain, Tarboro, N. C;
? W. D. Blolock, Wilmington, N. C: N.
' v,-. Murphy, llarttord, Conn.; C. .1.
I Mann. Virginia; A. K. Harris. Virginia;
! II. A. Marnier. Virginia F. A. Manl. v.
i Virginia. R. H. Jones, Wln.tkon-Solem.
? N. C; 1".. .1. Talley, Greensboro, N. C.:
O. Ij. Cooper, Virginia; .lohn D Roycr.
' l.oxlngttm, Va.; .1. M. Dulancy and i,
: l>ynchburg, Vn.; .1. L. Beeves. Kuttth I
Carolina; W. A. Uordon, F.lkton, Va.;1
Lleorge B. Colton, New York; M. c.
({?ess, Manheim, Pn.; \V. ,1, Warren,
Virginia; C. fl. Greenhof, Savannah.
IIa.; W. O Rnircrs. WarrentOK, N. C;
?lohn F. Pendleton, Wahns, N. C: I-'.
Illgglns, Smith Carolina; R. J. Barnes,
Amelia, Va.; C. 11. Saddlewhito, Hen?
derson. N. C; W. O. Rogers, Warren
ton. N. C.; T. A. Bill. Staunton. Va.: II.
i F. King, New York; 1">. H. Steel. Bat-1
1 tlmore, Md.; P. W. Cregory, Chase
City. Va.: W. <:. Taylor. Cincinnati.
I II.; Thomas .1. Kelley, North Carolina:
! B. B. Carter. "Philadelphia. Pa.; .1. M.
i Pelts, Charlottenvllle, Va.; Mrs. Light
[and sister, Washington. T). C.. 11.
Spoon, Kansas City, Mo.; .1. S. Freed,
Newark. N. .1.; II. II. Dickinson, l.a
! Porte, Ind.: W. F. Terry. New York.
.stumpf??H. M. Hoiton. Baltimore:
Md.; J. /. Sablston, North Carolina: I.
W. tiii s. Khoxvilte. Tonn,; 1). H.
street. Baltimore. Md.; Ij. K. Cnmermt,
i Detroit. Mich.; II. II. -Miller. Th?r
mond, w. Va.; F. R Young, Batn.ta.
I N. Y.: John A. McCauslan, Philadelphia,
' Pa.; .1. S. Hememon, Baltimore. Md.
W. G. Robertson, Hartford, Conn.: O.
Harvey, Newark, N. jV; ,T. li. GIbhs.
I Lynt-hburg, Vs.; Abe Bennett. Balti?
more, Md.; S. M. Bugur, Baltimore, Md.:
. .1. M. Wlshart, Baltimore. Md.: M. W.
Mcrccrcau, Staunt?n, Va.: W. H. Mar
1 tin. Lynchburg, Va.
Murphy's?Roland G Chase, flint -
i wood, Va.; W. B. Overbj", Glemdy, Va.;
: Thomas F. Fry. Virginia: G< .1. Masher,
i New York; .1. M. Dalndcrs, Pittsburgh,
I Pa.: N. Oolthelf, New York; F, M. Co!
; burn. Boston; Ii. B. Collins, Kansas: w.
i n. Bailey. North Carolina: A. Blum.
Now York. n. it. Sullivan. Norfolk;
J. A. Mechern, Story. Vn.; Prod S.
Medc. Hot Springs, Va.: Charles Shel?
ly In. New York City; i.. V. Hanger, Atn
herat, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. YV. C. Wlnn.
Virginia; <;. B. BeCioft. Cleveland, O:
Meyer. New York; J. Rcc?e, Phil?
adelphia: l'crcy Crawford. Wnshlng
jton; .1. II. Crawford, Washington; J.
M. iCelloy. New York; I[. c. Kurlburt,
I Detroit, Mich.; Trank V. Cogglns. Bnl
tlntore; w. J. Boyd, Ayden, ::. C: W.
; I.. Scott, Staunton, Va.; K. <\ Wooten;
Norfolk. .1. It. Armstrong, Norfolk;
I w. i? Vntighan, Vlrgtnln: W. P.
Ingram, Virginia; .lames ;?. r.asknr':,
Wilmington, Del.; Dr. \V. M. Smlty.
Houston. Vn.; P. C. Gregory, Tellery,
N. C; |?d. Blum; New York; P. St. I,.
Moncure, Norfolk; T. Brown. Norfolk;
Paul T.ifrman, New York City: lt. H.
Johnson, Washington: M. H. fhurcn,
Washington; A. W. Glnddenn Clnoln
ctnnatl; John P. Prenna'ble, Portland,
Mi-.: Melton Cohn, New York: D. 1*.
Murray. Baltimore: C, <'? Blankonshlp,
[ Roanoke; s. Shapiro, New York; H.
i M. Dnrden, Suffolk; A. S. Tiiomas,
] New York: .lohn McKennO, Philadel?
phia; William Grooman. Philadelphia;
I M. Josephson, New York: M. It. Blenn,
I New York: William M. Brennen", Bal?
timore; Oeorgo W. Adams, New York;
T. B. young. Washington; D. Sam
I dowts, New York City; Robert I.. Hoy,
I Baltimore; M, T. Biogslngham, Nor
1 folk: J. W. Puler Rocknoll, N. C.: W.
B. MHpp. Boston; .1. Harry Beau,
i Washington: Alex Reed. New York:
i S. G. .sales. New York City: 11. Bedlctl
Imcr. Philadelphia; II. Nooll Oamer,
I Alexandria, Vn.; A. Herbert, .ir.. Alcx
i andrln, Va.: B. A. Clnrk, Virginia: .1.
.1 Shr.usual. New York: C N. Closer,
? Chicago; P. C, Brill, Baltimore; Frank
, Hayes, I.u Porte. Ind.; Mr. und Mrs.
'? .1. W. Burke, Philadelphia: C. W.
I Chowlng Roanoke; B. F. Nadal, North
Carolina; M's. W 1?. Johnson. Farm*
I vllle, Vn : It. 0. Wiggins, Georgia:
1 >. Russell Dlx?n, Rooky Mount, N. C;
C, H. /Vrrlngton, Rocky Mount, N. C:
C W. fir. i Vitt. Port Royal; A. B.
Bragg, New York; M. Gritvatt. t'nl
vorsltv of Virginia: A. E. T. Scruggs,
and wife, Croset, Va.; W. J. Mack,
N. W York <-itY: lt. K. Ames. V'rgillnn..
Va v. A. Harrison. Washington, P.
r. Mrs. Jennie Brodlo, Hent.erson, N.
r '? .1 H. Brodle, Henderson. N. C :
Max Cohen. New York: K. J. II. Sllllon,
Philadelphia*; C. B. N'eal. Red Ash. Vn.;
W T BhlpleV, Clncinniiti: P. .1. Israel,
New York. Albert Boder. Now York:
i.. w. James". Beuden, Va : H. Ginsberg,
New York: William S. Krcrber, Ph'l
adclphin; T. Douglas, Baltimore;
M JOOShof. New York City. .1. S. Nes
blt Washington, U. C; C. J. Wood.
North Carolina: Nelson G. ttroome.
Hampton, v.l.. A. VV, Childs, Boston.
Mass ? J- B Lnnkorf, Baltimore; J.
Ohlman, New York. _ _;
News of South Richmond
South rtlclimoml llnreau,
The Times- Dlapateh,
W'O Hull Street,
Phone Madison 175.
Let* then half of the witnesses In the
?Uli of aertrud* <?. Il'inr-, ?I III. aguliist
Iduwood It. Webst, c being heard by .IuUkk
! K. H. Well? 1" the Huitlng* Court, Part -.
I ? Ith a jury, were examined yeslersny, and
I the case went over until this moiuluit at
110 o'clock.
The plaintiff! an' contesting the will of
I their father, .lohn P. Walker, of Cheaterneld
eounty, who left the bulk ol hin 01 t?te, vui
liitii .it fS,v()0, lo (lie defendant, a ion.
The plaintiff* through their attorney*. J.
I M. Turner ?nd Willi? C. Smith, allege that
undue Influence wa? exerted by the defend
! nnt. and that their father at the lime ot
making the will was bt unsound mind. Evl
I dem e Introduced has shown that Mr.
Walker was eccentric, and had for a time
I Ik en eonflned In an asylum.
The. defendant I* represented by John A.
j aura Brottetjbrough l.iiml>. ffhey are at
I tempting to prove that no undue Influence
I was used, .and that Mr. Walker, while ec?
centric, was nevertheless of sound mind.
The Jury will be called upon to decide
whi ther or not the will In evidence be the
Init true Will Oi Walker.
Protest tinins More Names.
Several new name* were added yesterday
to the protest against the Richmond and
llenrlco Hallway Company** plan of run?
ning a line up Porter Street. The properly
owners almost to a nr.11 are n;>po!cd to hnv-.
Inn the street marred by tracks, but are
generally In favor of Iho new line coining
to the Beuthaide, providing some other
route la (elected.
An eftlelnl nt the eomp.iny was a visitor
yesterday In South Itlchmond, und when
apprised of the opposition of the Porter
Street people *tatert that hli> company did
not ilcidrc to force Itself anywhere, but
would Kindly use any route satisfactory u
the majority, providing it allowed some
l oailbtllty of profit.
Properly Transfers.
Among the papers admitted to record yei?
terday in the iifric of Clerk Waller E. r?ii
Val wi n- the following deeds of hnrRtiln .mJ
.Tarn?* V. Iir.iflley to Antust Slmonpettrl,
lot !>. Atkinson's Addition. fronting thlrty
r!x feet on the north side of Hull Street
near Vadeo Avenue. Pr: ??. lift and ?liier
i onslderatlon*.
Mary n. Evan* to Ern??l Pinchbeck, house
I and lot, No. its w, st Nineteenth Street,
j irontlng twenty-seven feet; price, fi.ioo.
I Clara n. Robins to John 8. Mehfrt, forly
[ Itiree feet. {Venting on Hull Street between
Third uml Courth; price, )lo and other con
alderatlnus. The probable price paid was
$?? MO, It Is iii i.i
Minnie Welliger to Frank T. Anderson,
lorry feel on Hull "trert between Seventh
end Eighth; pr!c. jn and other conildera
Hons. This property li now neauplnt by
Welaiger * Anderson, 4i upgisi?.
tolin A. Tnrnnt i,, Lejla O. Turner, iwen
ly-llve fee! on \ve?l Nineteenth street, "for
f.> and love anil affection."
Nrw Fireman for Routlislde.
I n C, Wright, recently elected by the j
Hoard of Fire Commissioner] to n:l thi
, reenney catiacd by the r. ?Ikiihiio.i o' .\ir< I
I Tlnjrlo. yesterday entere,! On hi* ,Pities at
! Knalne Compaiu- No. 11. where he hu ao?" I
?<rvltiK f?r '< more than a year aJ t sub?
New l?arh Light? Tried.
The ornamental llpM, Installed thli week
!n Washington Square were turned on ladt
niRlit for the tir?: time. Thty are exactly
the tame a- those on Broad Ptn-et, and n,id
grcatl) to th.' looka of the nark. Five have
hien Installed, uiirt the sixth will he'placed
in its position a- toon na It arrives from
i lie factory.
In the Courts,
Henry Nunnally, aeeuacd ?n n warrant
with .1 serious offonso agalnei a ynutig girl,
was yesterday granted n continuance until
ihta morning. Ho iartlt appear to-day In the
rolleo Court. Part I.
Clenieht F. Smith trill be priced on trial
thl? morning in the Chesterfield rlrruit
Court for the murder of Joseph Walkor,
j (Continued from Tlrst Puge.)
the price of coffee." said Mr. Slclcken.
' Th ? Impression 's created that tho
I financing of this loan was a protection
, to the American consumer, There Is
j nothing: that resembles ft coffee trust
! in the United StaUs or Europe, My
opinion Is that the price of coffee Is
not affected by the valorization
scheme at all."
Chairman Pnjo announced that no
other witnesses were to b? cHled
Distinctively smart and supremely
comfortable. 2 for 25 cents

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