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MEN CONFER HERE
Coastwise Froiaht Situation at
This Port Discussed
CHESAPEAKE A OHIO GOING
AFTER MORL BUSINESS
Cdwn Hawlry Propone* to Mal>e
Newport Newt One of the Greatest
Portt on Atlantic Coast Three
Steamship Companies and Kam
wha Dupatch Represented.
r?fii? i?n of Iii?- Chaaa peats * Ohba
Raiiwnv Oeeapaay, tee Kaaawha Ms
patch, the Merchant! m Miners
Traaanportatioa Coeapeaiy, the OM Do
mini.n steamshti. Cose peart mid the
Cfttte Line held an important confer
ence vesteidav in the oAce of Super
Inleiideii' of Terminals K I Kurd The
conference lasted the greater |>art of
the entire dav. the coastwise freight
slliialion at this port being 'he iirincl
pal topic for discus-ion.
After the confer.in. e ended late III
the efleieetaa, the officials said that
there was nothing te Bit.| for pnh j
licatlon. However, they said Hihi theI
matter of the handling of the freight'
brought to atnl , BfTtee from this pert|
hy the three . oiistwise steamship
?empantes was gone over ..irelnlh.
Ihe otij.'t t being to Improve, if |mm
sihle. the liafflc service.
Coastwise Business Increasing.
During the pas' three r four years
ihe eeaaatwlea freight ttteeneea at this
IKirt has been constant I v on the in
crease and the pros|>ects for the com
Ing year are brighter than ever be
fore. The Chcsapakc m Ohio, under
the new management, is going In for
Increased toast w ise as well as for
etgn business, it being the intention
of Kdwln UetTlea in make Newport
News one of the greatest ports on
the Atlantic scab..aril. Already this
port has i?Ken rank over all other
American |m>rts in the shipment of
coal, ranking second only to Cardiff,
the leading coal port of the world.
Ilosidc* building up and im r.j-ismg
the psjpj trade, the officials of the|
r< ad are now going in to build op
both Ihe coastwise and foreign trades
and the prediction alreadv has lieen 1
made thai in a few .eais this pptrl
will have an even greater ( om m.. ? ?
than it enjoyed ten years ago.
Conference Was Unheralded.
Yesterdav s . onterenre was tea (
heralded and it created consbbrrahie'
discussion in shipping circles I'niil
the conference ended n? one pBCepI
those partu ipa'ing. eseened to know,
what It was all ab'-u! The sBJseJafj
f.f the steamship companies arrived
bere early yesterdav morning arid
?*|>ent or more after breakfast look
ing over the prn|iertv of their com-1
panics a' this por' The CheaBBaMBWI
Ar Ohio and Kananha I'wpa'.h of
Bclals arrived at I" M ?Vieri on the
fast tram from tue \\ ? | Tliev were'
?et at the dep d hv the steamship r.f j
Bcinls and the party imnicrliati.lv re
ured to ib.- enane >.f Be^eeBneaanleM
Om ?ls * tf ig r -nfererce
Thos.- attending the ronferem e i
were " M W ntitaker. ?' Rirhmor
general traPit r'jnarer ..f the etc I
peake a obh>; H c Uerhanaj afM.j
Ixmtv g"r< ral ? K u i ?> ' ?<
ni?pHle!i i i IS. ? Met. of New York. '
B*m lal Festem agent ?f the Ka
nawha Di?i at. h Thorn' t; I .* w i*. of
Clnclnati. general w. stets .laut <>f the
Knnnwh-frtspntrh. RAT Walk ? ?.?
Roston. gir <t.: \.??.? Kto- Htd ag- n"
of the K nawha Map h h PI If j
era. of .'hlcac-.. agent of th>- Kanswha
tMspntch. Claim \g.-nt S' nrfarrt of
the Che*?peake B tnSi-.. Tr iff?- Mil
ager w odr> > ,,t tie- nat IBnawnhae I
Steamship '?< >m pan ?. lohn N? bbi, ot
New Y'or*. tr.-ight Ha m agent . ??,
f?W |? mit ton s ? Ii ? i !
W ?I I .a 'd.?n. I<- at a.. ??' . f ? ? ? i .1 i
fWntalnien st?an-h:p ionic n< <I
eml Manage. Ravnend. of ?h. f*l\ I ?
Steam-hip Company Traffi. Mma
sjer Mavnard "I "?? > '? *l am-ht|>
hw-al apjent of the CD de S'.-nm h
Ceaapni" C P ll -pk n. cm^ni t-a*
n? mana.pt -4 the Mer.ha-"? a Mm
er? Tran ?pertn?ton ?vnnpany. T If
fantMh. g'-t?? ??! a*. ? ' ? ? \i. .?
* Min.Ts Tran.p. real ? |
I. P OBBBh, ?npe.mtendent r* anv-n
den of the aferi hate* a Miner*
Traanaportnthtn tvttni*tn> ant PI mi
rVaa. Kwai ag. nt et 'S. Merchant*.
m Mirer; Tta'. .- mm.
awa| J P Htvr'.on gee.
nf plee, w*f the f"he??|. k A < ?? ? .
R? l?o ' "?
W T ??-?. *rr
Ittttar T 1 Bairltam h?? apt? nte^
W X Br*? fcnotlee nl > h^ pe??e tfT
tb*? TMrd ward
fneaB. er%*i rejBbbbI aneiaj wee**
Bate Ret-rmbt* Reeaher. ad Kttra
aswnj rahteti in R?*ti |Bpj| j. if
Ceo* With ????
Miss Ismix? Clarke, Wim lias hern
saassanasi the Kastor kalidaya with
|HlSSlIieS in 'Ins eitjr, Pas returnee1
'he Sta'e i t inali- (nslUutS a' K.iria
The Sigma Sigma Ctfeh will give a
dance al ihr HTMBlMMIlMI hotel next
li:iir .i|n\ ?V?tting. Tmt dance ?III Im
I foUaWd hv a (llnii.T a I iliu ttmrn
Inioiim in Ihc Klrnl National Itai.k
' Miss Kdiih Hai?t has returned
1 from a visu um rehatlree lg Met
Mr. Krank Adam*, who has BOOtt
rkriting relative* in itichiiioiiii. aas
Mrs K i Bayer on Huntington
avenue has an her gMSBt, Miss l.ludvs
Griffith, of Bbetwu?aoak, Va.
Mrs B. U Trimyer ami HtUa *m:
uro rlalting relatives in Iii. hiiioml
Mrs f II Smith Is ill at her home.
IIH Twenty seventh street.
Mr an,I Mrs f M Steiiikamp. ef
laaHlBaoro, ara the guests i t Mr .nui
Mi \\ J Height, in tin . fity
JAILBREAKERS SFEN IN
SMALL BOAT IN ROADS
Men Reach Shore antl Make Escape
Before Officers Could Get to Them
Big Reward Offered.
An onling to information received
at Im al police aeodqaartlifl last
night from Norfolk, too two convict
ad niTrii murderers and the white
t i-.li wavman. who escaped from the
Norfolk county jail hi Portsmouth
Tuesday night hy sawing a hole
t n r< mgh the roof. Were seen ycsienl.iv
affernoon In a small hoal in the low?
er cud of Hamilton Roads near the
mouth of the Klir.aheth river. It Is
.-opposed that they stole a row host
mi the Portsmouth side of the river
In order lo get to (ho Norfolk side.
l ersons on shore who saw (he jail
breakers notified the county authori
i.es. hut heforc (ho officer* cuild
reach the scene, the men had rowed
lo shore near Lnntbert'l Point and
i scap.*d. All three of the men have
worked on the d-ok* at this |?ort and
Norfolk and it i* the I henry of the
policn that they will try to ship on j
some outgoing vessel either here or
at Lamliert's I'oln* or BoWaJTl Point.
Sheriff Cromwell, of Norfolk coun?
ty, hau offered a reward of |M4 for
the capture of the men. The men
are Thomas Noel, a ginger colored j
neuro, five feet, eight inches tall.
I lack even and hair and weigh*
ahoiit inn pound*. ThU man shot
and killed liopuly Sheriff Svkes. of
Norfolk county. The other negro i*
EMail Rouse, five fret. eigli- and one
l air inches tall, very hla. k i o!<.r.
I la< k eyes and hair. Infant' -tight
?um old He also killed a man. The)
third one is Thomas Nelson a white
jailor. reddish faro, hrown hair and
heard, weight about |M founds.
Kverv man on the lo. al poliie fori*
?s keeping a close lookout for the
men and Ihev undouhfrdlv will hg sr
rested if they come to this < ity.
COLIECTOR OF CUSTOMS
IS NOT YET APPOINTED
Candida'** Espected Home Today and j
It is Rumored the Nimnition
Won't Be Made This Week.
President Tap ha.-* not yet made |
the nomtna'ton of a clicctor of cus
torn* a' this port and it van rumored
yesterday that the appointment will
not be made until next weck. Tbk?,
rumor i* given credence because of the
fa. t that the Republican State W ader*
are to .Vend a hanrpie* a' Norfolk to
nicht and 'he President i; not Mkelv
??. name s n?ti is their absence from
Ths' the bght i? n>.' vet settled I*
fe-'mn and If Is saM ths' Captain i
i- ll S' lsr* and l>hn R. Ixw ke. the
' surviving" candidates, are having a
I ? I r? < k rare Mr. l/? k? has
??< ? ? <t .r?cment of 'be Sts'e dtsfrlrt
and b?sl organtrai P.n* and hi*
friends say fhia combine'i'?n will be
bard lo bes'
lu.ih Mr l.-wke and Captain S'uarf
and tbrir friends, who t.sve been in
Washington sinre las? 'I nnrxdsv st<
.\;*-. trd to re'.irn h'?roe todav Tbev
will hardlv remain af'rr the ctisI.c
of the S'a'e leader- for N rfolk
Isums |i RoMkerv th* defi ated
a?prran? for the nananannBl BaaaaX f.
turned yes * er dar from Washing'....
Me ?te, tared thai ihere mm- ?I, <.l il. lv
no '?ii'h -n the re|?.rt ths' eiiber he
or his frh"fwt? will fish' Ike ron
Arms'i..n of Postmaster Hopkm- on
?h- fl-s.r >?f the ?enate
Jus? Trr d R f Sprslnl.
!lr. r and bowels ?omellrri'S
balk wMhout rinse Then 'h- ?
?tble t/vss of Appetite tndtgetfr a.
rvmrswnis rwprmdrw. v. IP ndsrti
' sub trowb? s By before in King s
w IJf* Pills, tne snfM ? best <?''fw
i and t^ver remerjv fmn pSjgf JV
A ?d.mv pharmacy Co. p. tautd
('er't?a?s ?alt W v Bjaaaw?
Cur* With '.??
Negro Arrested Here Narrowly
IJRNEO OVER TO SHERIFF
Enanuel Patterson, Negro, Will be
Taken Back to South Carolina for
Trial on Charge of Attempting to
Assault Two White Girls.
Depot* sheriff .1. 11. Mann la
pea, N. c. arrlvaa hare yeeterslnj
moralnf ami ;?>ok BaaaaueJ Patteraoo,
a negro, beck ta Aneoa to stand trial
?>ti the c heran > t ettensptina to
criminally eaaauM iwo girls hi Wastoa.
eon, v C, Pattereoo was arreetod
bora neveraJ Boye ago by Patmlmae
Parr nth, aaalatoel by Deteetiee Bor
Iteanl Hoary Brtdpjara, Patteraoa
ecNseeeted to rot urn ii> North Cam
lina without reojulottioa peeera,
fjpoa hie arrival bore, Depot)
Sheriff Martin lote Um loi a I BOHoa
that for SOOaetlnM after the ii.;;ro
lommitieil ihe .rune n WM thought
that he hau been ij m heil by MM of
the |K(Ssi>k that started In pursuit of
him. Patterson. || is charged, was
riding along the country road on
horse back when he met the iwo
girls ttrlvlni in a bofpjT. He made
iliem drive out of the load twice by
? Ii iv inn his horse across ihe front oi
the one they were driving, it being
his intention u. compel them to leave
the highway. I'.emg uaeiitieiiful la
this he tile annulled ami grabbed the
horse by the bridle, stopping him.
Posse Chases Negro.
The girls hnnsesHately set up a en
for help and before lie neuro could
lay hands on ihe girls, a tanner who
.*as working hi a nearby llebl. arnv
id on the scene, the negro running
for his life. A posse was quickly
formed and started out in pursuit of
Ihe negro. The chase led to a near
by creek and there the posse divided.!
one half taking one road and one
half another Por a time it was
thought that one of 'he posses had
taught and lynched the negro, but
several days afrerwaids it was found
that he had escaped and circulars'
asking tor his arrest were lOaasediate-1
ly sent out. ibis being in May. IBB7.
The arrest of Manuel Patterson re-;
suited from the arrest of b?e brother,
Pearl Patters m, who was wanted In
North Carolina for feloniously as?
saulting an aged man for the pur-'
p .sn of robbing him. The negro
broke into the mans house at night.:
being armed with a heavy stick of
wood. The fact that the man had be-i
come very warm during the night and:
laid bis head toward the teat of the}
bed saved hhl lite aa th negro
struck across the head rn the bed I
wirb the big piece of wood, breoi I 111, j
both of the man's logs Paiters-m es-,
rapid, but was arrested here a month!
ago, taken to North Carolina, tried'
and sentenced to eighteen years la
ihe state penitentiary.
Officer Parrish Locates Fugitive.
After the arrest of Pearl Pattereoc
the local potato learned that his
brother. Kmatiuel PattOTnoO had BOOB
living in this city s.mc Mai I ???>.'.
under Ihe name of Dumas. However,
after his brother's arrest, tfasaaiutl
turn and where he could be found
and set out for the negro's room in
the home of .1 W Prud< n. on I Stent)
fourth street. (In the way he was re
knfereod by nV rpjeoaM itn.tg. ra
whi-n the two oBncere reaehed the
house they found Patterson hing in
is mom almost paralyzed from the ef
frets of whiskev. They dragf 4
out of the house and took him to the
poHee staahna. Sheriff Martin, of
ttison eafsnty, was notlBed ". the ar
'rrsr ami he Bead Ins deputy bert for
PLAYS SOLDIERS SATURDAY.
I Athletic North End Team Witt Pull'
Off Bene't Game at Casino
A ph. ked nine of the North Kud anil
[Athletic* teams will meet ib. I .r:
Monroe Peninsula lx-ague nine in an
I exhihif i'?n game at the Casino |wtrk
't-aturdav afternoon The game
town, but returned ten davs ag ..
rolman Parrish Icartied of Ins r.
begin promptly at :'? o'clock ar.d the
or." eeds will be used to tlefrav tliej
ex|w-n*c* of t. ilviii? new ran. a pj '
pairing the grand stand and fixing up
>h?- diane nd
STfi|>?oti will pitch for the puked
tram and llvran will tw? behind the
hat M? fin re. Si.iart f I Mara t-i
Pat>..n will he In ihn Infield, while
IbBBnBB Mlanford. Monntcaatir and
?veral oiher plaver* will tak> turns
m the eoBahahf
Bpeciel Soot Proa* Morfoih.
In an advertisement ,!ia' api>ears
in ihl? par*, r '"?tav the V.rl.dk and
Portamneth Tra'tinn Companr ?all<
atlenfknn ? ? the f a? ? thai it will have
? sperlal steamer from Pine BaMBjB to
\ w|?,rt News eajeA night after the
Sp'elgart. nl.w *? V.ftoU \. ade
my of Music >n he p-e*ented Th?r?
?lay. PrMav and Sat?'dav Bjo the
Seneflt of Hie Norfolk Pr?."art
h?*i?ital The ? n'er'amnient anil he
one of ihe m<r*t elaborate affair* of
the hind ever attempted in Hits *e?
The handsome Nee man t? -den..
en Pr.rt?elrhih ?treel. faring th*
wa'er for r?ni t" room* All
i eax Tente nee?. RrvnoMs Pro'her i
JT If j
Omtt Wnh f??-.
j Vaudovill?1 ind Pictures
ClM ;tcr I >' Aim
ish the A-cadem; uidleneea wHM hiaj
fcais of "mind n iding 0* psyi liromo-j
i>>." I.*nt aayh' was the most ean>
eaeatM Bhang be pcaed Iiis cugat-c j
ment liefe atiat ; ? anaemfad all sorts
nt iiuostioiiH r uaaaJ rale is for
the aeraaa Bat i ng ktforn?etiee to
write tae Miles: tnd retain them,
inn every aaee In ? walle, it is claim-.
i'il. some one tart led t,, receive
mi answer to ? |Ui Itloa that was
Ml) UioiiKlit ot tad never written
New a. Is con.' ?> IBS Aeailemv t <>? i
night, among tnetn beiBg OHIa I * i I - j
?orth. anM to in rerj clever hath aaj
:t comedian ami a - ? BwalcHaa.
Master Bdnarii Hirward oaten a]
ringing ami dan - number ami mo
ion picturea will complete Ike Adde?
rn v hill.
'Prof." Neuman Astonishes the Na-'
tives sVarnei the Roads.
"Prof." Natansan, who has bewa I
looked hv Manager Ceil as the siar
ittraetion for the Bell theater aatatj
week, ami who la appearing this week
it a Portsmouth house, gave what
the Norfolk papet describe at ? m"<t
istoonding axhl i on of ins poareraj
a roiamitton beaded by bfaywr 1
Steed, drove over a circuitous rente toj
t drug store aontc distance from the!
enter of the <?>?< and bid a knife in I
he rear of the lore. The Norfolk
I landmark sayi ? this featare of the!
"When the committee returned a
itlfferent enrrtagi was ur de reel, anal
Nanaaaa, Mladfoidtwi, ascended the
bra with the driver and bandied the I
ines. The eotnmittee, oeennyhai the]
?arriage, BOtlt Uli with some atna/.e
meat that the carriage was following I
generally the same route they had
'raveled on the Ural trip. Arriving
si Booth's drna store be got down
bes? the narria .? and without baaaV
batloa walked to the fear of the store
and hegau look t it in the compart-j
ment.; of the prescription rase. It
wasn't long before lie found the knife
nidden behind me proscription ltea.1
The hnife had ? i B liiddenhy Mayor
head, who iiail BUM lO some trouble
to pur if in a well hidden, though
realty aaenaalhle place.1*
Manager Bell I Kpecta to invite
Mayor .lours and a committee bo
make a test of Si .man's powers when
in- i aaat. ben.\: week.
Byrne Wins Suit.
William Byrne was awarded ild:n
anes in tin- sum of $1'M? against the
Postal Telegraph Company by Judge
Rarhnai in t!i? Corporation Court
Tuesday. The ease grew out of the
dela> in delivering a telegram to the
ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS
ALWAYS BUV THE GENUINE
w AND ?
MANUFACTURED 8V' THE
SOLO BV ALL LEADING
_ ? 0RU66(STS, ?
Owe Size: only. so* a Bottle
v t^-i qualities obtainable, of
BBehnl germination anil free frorn
objictiooatile weed seeds.
Wood's Seed Book for 191?
r ve? the fullest information a
bent gfl Farm an I Garden Saeda.
eapeeiallv about t.rswr? atvl Ctov
er*, the k inds to sow awl the be?t
way to now them for auecoasful
stands anol crops.
WOOD'S SCCDS have been
?own for more than thirty year* in
ever increaeina rjnant'ties. hv the
l-e?t and most eoeeeaafal farmers.
Wood's Seed Boob mm led free
on re^r.r?t. M fttr for it.
T. W. WOOD I SONS,
J. W. Jackson A Co.
?f*rf**1 f Ouft SI-rr-lffBj,
Mercury Climbed to Eighty.seven and
Nearly Everybody Shed Their
Midsummer BMBBBBaT prevailed in
tin* <it> and ?MtJasj \oKtcrday, tip
weather 1'i'iiii' flu' botest oxperion, i d
here hi an\ Mnnh during the i>ast
few sears The iio-w'ttrv began climb?
ing eBrfj hi the morning and OBOTtl]
after noon the thermomct.-rs along
Washington avenue registered around
Spring began only nine days ago.
but thus tar there has been but little
real spring weal tier, summer heat be?
ug the order of the time. It is <!??
i-utedly early for tatet hot went nor as
that ex|?-i lem ed yesterday aud there
an- mauv who 'ear that itaiuage will
t.e done to some of 'he crops as it is
exiiocted that very cool weather B ||
be experienced in April,
Cook With Cas.
do not hesitate to say that Go *an's. King of External Preparations,
does what is claimed for it. Tois wonderful remedy has been given
the seal of approval by a public that has tested it and obtained the
most gratifying results. This Kinij ot External Preparations is com?
posed of stimulating, healing_
and antiseptic remedies which Have given Cowans a
penetrate at once and give through test and can say it is
quick relief for troubles caused 'be best preparation on the
by inflammation and conges- market for the relief of Pneu
monu, Croup, Coughs, Colds in
tie* Have a bottle m the head or chest.
home. Keep it there. Buy it JAS p SMITH. M. D..
TODAY and be prepared. Augusta, Ga.
Pneumonia comes in he night.
Croup overtakes and claims its victim in a few hours. Physicians
write us that COWAN'S will dj the work and do it well. Take no
substitute. There is nothing "J jst as good." Your druggist has it.
Three Sizes: $1.00, '0-.. 25c.
Capital Dry Goods House
2910-2912 Washington Avenue
BEAUTIFUL QUALITY. 27 INCHES WIDE IN HANDSOME FIG?
URED AND STRIPED EFFECTS. ALL THE MOST FAVORED
SHADE S? 69c VALUE. SPECIAL 50c If ARD.
METEOR CREPE. 24 INCHES WIDE. SOFT. RICH. WITH
ELEGANT. HIGH FINISH: ALI. PURE SILK AND SKEIN DYED;
IN SHADES OF LAVENDER. LIGHT BLUE, GRAY. PEACH, OLD
ROSE. COPENHAGEN. CREAM AND BLACK? $'.50 VALUE.
SPECIAL, $1.25 YARD.
How Much Have You
Saved the Last Year?
WATCH YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
Whrr. you see a good thing take if. Now is the time to start a sav?
ings account. PreBpecta were never better.
Put Your Savings Into a Home
Buy a lot while they are cheap. Build your home. The money you
?WO paying rent will pay for your home.
We have lota for sale or leaac in all parts of th? city. OUR TERMS
ARE EASY. Call at our office and talk it over.
OLD DOMINION LAND GO.
HOTEL WARWICK BUILDING. NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA
THE BEST INVESTMENT F?R YOUR I0LE FUNDS
A CERTIFICATE OF
PAYABLE ON DEMAND AND ORAWINfi 4 INTEREST
The Largest and Strongest Bank in the City j
Th? reiWHirree of BOB FIRST NATIONAL BANK, of Newport
New?, arc ample guarantee f im financial strength. Tour account
and banking business invited.
The First National Bank
United St'tes Depository. New port Newa, Va.
CAPITAL. $100.000; BUB PL OB4'00.000
A rhee* ae.oont i.uppHe- 'be mo*? convenient wav of pnv ing ac
i rint* hv mall.
V?u will he well plea-ed hv having a check account orifh the
?"?tlren* A Mnrine Hank.
Citizens & Marine Bank
Newport iNe*\Ve?, V?.
Morton's Book Store
Novelties and Booklets!
Alice W. Morton
Bookseller and Stationer
2817 Washington Ave.
Wood, Lime, Cement
Sole agents 'or Hard Wood
Charcoal and Otto Coke. Your pa?
Benson, Phillips &'
24th & Virginia Av. Both Phones 7.
A Pleasant Surprise
That's what fosi'rs g"t coming
when jroa get your first swoatk*! gaj
biM for cooking and lightning.
Wr> sen lure the opinion tuat it win
not be one-half as large aa you ex
I eetedj it would be.
j If you think that gas is too ex
[ pensive for you to use for rooking
j why not satisfy yourself on that
! We'll charge you nothing for tent
Ing you about what the amount of
j gas you'd likely use would iost you
each month. Just think of the com?
fort you're missing by not haying a
j Gas Co.
'j Office Cor. P,!st. and Washington
avenue. Both phones No. 34. New
?t port News, Va.
IF WE CLEAN IT
It will be done perfectly and
sa* -r.o torily. We are e?|tl pped
to da tm anything.
Men's vests of flannel, pique
>r silk, are made to bofe Itkc
new. And we also makr. a spe?
cialty of I^idi' i' fancy summer
We make a specialty of laun?
dering shirts, collars and cuffj.
we do the soft dom> gUg finisn.
the fin.?h that well dressed m* a
Both 'Phones No. 10.
IfJJ C4th SU Newport New*, Va.
And Storage Go. j
From a PARCEL
to An ENGINE
FREIGHT. BAGGAGE. FURNI?
TURE AND SAFES. CARE.
FULLY AND PROMPTLY