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The Union Underwear man will
find a very fine variety here for his
Medium Weight Suits of Merino
or Balbriggan, Summer Suits of
Nainsook, Soisette, Linen, etc.
etc.; short sleeves or sleeveless,
full length or knee length?
$1.00, $1.50 to $3.50.
Every form of man that comes
to us is fitted perfectly!
627 East Broad St. [Near 7th.]
AT FORI MONROE
Mr. Stimson and Party on Offi?
cial and Sightseeing
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Hampton. ,Vo-, Juno 17.?Secretary
of War W. L. Stimson, accompanied by
General Erasmus iL Weaver, chief of
the artillery branch of tha United
States Amy, Mrs. Stimson and Miss
Gammell spent to-day on an official
snd sight-seeing trip at Fort Monroe.
During the day the Secretary wit?
nessed a dress parade, had a salute of
seventeen guns fired In his honor, and
then witnessed target practice from
the big guns at three of the batteries.
iie also inspected the post, and was
a guest at luncheon of Colonel and
Mrs. F. S. Strong. It was the nrst
visit to Fort Monroe of Mr. Stimson
fc'r.ce he assumed the war portfolio of
President Taft's Cabinet.
This afternoon, while Mr. Stimson
was ^vatc^.ing the target practice at
Battery Parrott, Private P.oy Smith,
of the 16Cth Company, had h's hand
c ught in the gun carriage and his
lingers mashed off.
Secretary Stimson and his party re?
turned to Washington to-night.
Winchester, V.r. June IT.?Samuel
r; Xoakes and Miss Annie Dyche were
.?tiftrrled tills afternoon at Fairfax
Hotel by Rev. Thomas K- Cromer. of
? tntenary Reformed Church.
Insist on Knowing the Weight In Buying Silverwaro Always.
?iieff ?ilvtv ]
An Example of Stieff Workmanship
any one. The
pattern is a beau?
of roses and
chrysanthemums interlaced, and the finish entirely handwrought.
The Gift to Please the June Bride
Stieff Handwrought Sterling Silverware is the one gift selection that will
please every June bride. It is the one wedding gift that never fails to win the
fullest appreciation. The Stieff patterns are. the work of artists. They have
been approved by hundreds of silverware collectors of discriminating taste. It
is an ornament in any dining-room, no matter how finely furnished, and of last?
ing value and usefulness. Creditable gifts, such as Sugar Shells, Butter Knives,
etc., may be had as low a? Si.50; other pieces at all prices, according to weight.
To any one interested we will send several designs of pieces desired
from the factory at Baltimore for selection. Illustrated catalog giving prices
mailed upon request.
All Stieff ware is sold direct to our customers at manufacturers' prices,
saving the retailers' profit!.. Our >>alesrooms, while convenient, are outside the
high-rent district?a big saving of expense. The price is based on the weight
of metal, plus the cost of manufacture, and a small but fair margin of profit.
stieff ware attractively priced
6ICED TEA SPOONS?Sterling
silver; Stieff rose pattern; a very
pleasing gift; half
6SHERBET SPOONS ? In the
Stieff rose pattern; ster- fiP'l HC
ling silver; per half dozen.. ?D?J?i J
^ FISH OR SALAD FORKS?Ster
ling silver; Stieff rose QH CA
tern; half dozen.v!f I ?%J\J
Other Designs, heavier In
TEA SPOONS?Sterling silver;
rWicrnnd m a beautiful
pattern; per half j^C^
ICE CREAM KNIFE?A useful gift
pie;c; attractive in design AA
and finish; sterling silver.. .wvtUU
OLIVE SPOON AND FORK?
Pretty Stieff design; sterling silver,
$2 for the set of two, or am a a
singly, each. tH)x?l/U
weight, at higher prices.
MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT.
Exceptional pains arc taken to please our out-of-town patrons. Correspond?
ence solicited. Illustrated Catalog upon request.
THE STIEFF CO. "McLane place
(Formerly Liberty Street).
Factory?311 W. German St.
TAFT VETOES ARMY
Indicates Disapproval of Pro?
vision Which Would
SIX REASONS FOR HIS ACTION
Chairman Hay, of House Com?
mittee. Accuses President of
WanhlnKton. June IT. ?The Pros'.- j
dent to-day vetoed the army appro- .
prlation bill. He returned the bin to]
Congress with a message Indicating
his disapproval of the legislative pro?
vision which would oust Major-Gen- i
oral Leonard Wood from the ulnue of
chief Of staff on March I next In
his message the President said:
"The army of the United States Is
far too v<tul an institution to the peo?
ple of this country to be ma/le the vic?
tim of hasty or imperfect theories of
legislation. As was pointed out by
the chairman of the Senate Military
1 Committee. It Is well known that the j
I War College and the general .'taff have ;
j been for many months engaged upon .
a comprehensive plan of army reor
! sanitation. At the present time, there
1 fore, it Ik especially Inappropriate, ill
I my opinion, to force upon the statute
hooks legislation enacted without the
usual deliberation an care."
Gives Mix lleasona.
The President gave six specific rea?
sons for finding the bill objectionable.
?'Its provision limiting the eligibility
of otllcern to be chief of staff.' This
position, the President called the most i
Important In the army, and adds that j
Its operation in years past would '
have disqualified the army's moM bril?
The bill would reduce the number of
the general staff, crippling "the most
important corps of the army."
In the limitation of the period dur?
ing which an officer might remain upon
1 detached service for staff duty. the
I President said the organized personnel
of Important War Department bureaus
would -bo disorganized. The president
also referred tu the fact that sll the
officers of the- Bureau of Insular Af?
fairs except Its chief would be re?
moved: alt oflicers of tho Philippine
?onslabulai ;,? would be relieved Jan
Jury 1, and all but one of the line ,
Officers now constructing the Panama
Canal would be relieved as well.
The President condemns the bill's
provisions changing the enlistment
term from three to four roars, .allmg
it contrary to enlightened military
policy, und dcclaiing that it would
make Impossible the establishment of
a pi opcr rest i ?.
The proposed c'/inmis^lon to report ,
on 'ii.- policy of ermy posts was criti?
cised by Mr. Tiift as obstructing ralh
er than furthering the .solution of n
difficult problem. Then- would he a
deficiency under the bill In the pay
of the army alone of more than $2.
000,000. Th<- economy' claimed for the
bill, th" President kui<\. was arrived
at merely iby fuiiuic to appropriate
over (3,000,000 which was needed be?
fore the end of tne coming year.
II?> Ik?uc? Stutrmeut.
Chairman Hay. of the House Mili?
tary Committee, issued a statement in
which lie accused the President of mis?
dating the facts and resorting to dis?
ingenuous arguments. Mr. Hay del lared
the President had vetoed the bill to
give himself valid reasons for vetoing
the legislative bill, which contains the
provision to abolish th* Commerce
While President Taft did not mention '
Major-General Wood b>" name, he mule
It plain that one of his reasons for ve?
toing Hie bill was its i.rovlsion to leg?
islate that officer from his office as chief
of staff of the army on March 1. 1913.
The President p'inted out that the
limitations imposed upon the Incum?
bent of that office by the terms of thi
bills would have disqualified many of
the army's most brilliant ofnrers. The
president also objected to the provision
which would have removed olticers of ?
the Philippine constabulary, the Pan?
ama Canal work and the Bureau of In?
sular Affairs. So now the army bill
rests in committee, and the army's
appropriation for the coming year wiil
be unprovided for until It is repasscd
without the features to which President
Taft objected or until a resolution ex?
tending the appropriitlon for the pres
ent year to the next is put through. !
News of South Richmond
I ' i Eouth Richmond Bureau,
i . The Tlm<:a-Dispatch.
1K1 Hull Street.
Phone Madison Ko.
Manchester utation yesterday became a I
branch of the Poital Savings Bank of the!
Rl'-hmond poat-office. Tr,? new department
will be under the personal supervision of
Superintendent lt. B t.loyd
Any one detirlng in take advantage or the
r.e? banking Privileg? f?n deposit savings'
from SI up until the sum of 16*0 la rearh-!
ed Thin amount has been fixed by the
government as the limit of a single, per- I
sonal account. Oertlfli-;, ;e? of deposit wllll
b* Issued :n the pla^e of pass books. The
re-rtir.-a!?? will be redeemable when pr^n
er'.y Indorsed. Two per cent. Interest will
t<s paid on the deposits. It ?::: be com- i
uted eeml-annually. TT.? first account Is
?et to be opened. Eout hs'.ders fat.ins to
*raap the chance yeaterday.
Convene* June Term.
The Jur.e term of the Hustings Court.
Part 2. whs ecnvened yesterday by Judge
. H. We.is There being r.>> rr'.mlnal cases
to be heard a grand Jury, for the. third con?
secutive term, was dispensed with. The
civil docket waa set as follows: Common*
wealvh against Charles Sims, appealed tjs(,
July 3. B. H. Straus & Company against
R. H. Richardson, appealed case, July 2;
Emma L Bagwell against J. W. Clary 4:
Company, sttumpti:, July Bi J. B. Burrell
against Rlcrmor.d Beneficial Insurance
Company, aaaumpalt, July s.
f omplHinnnt fall? to Appear.
U.lzzlc Ross, colored, complainant In a
warrant In which ahi charges Charles and
Minnie Jones with assaulting and beating
l.er with an Iron rod. failed to reach court
yesterday In time for the hearing. The ac?
cused couple taking advantage of the lull
In the Judicial activity had a. warrant 1?
rued against Lizzie for trespass. The two
. cases will be heard thl? morning before
I Justice H A. Maurice In the Police Court,
Damnge Suit Filed.
I Suit for Dersona! injuries waa Instituted
yesterday In the .Hustings Court. Part by
E. P. Qrutobs against the George A. Fuller
Company (Inc.'. The plalntlrf is seeking
114,0? damages for injuries alleged to have
been sustained while employed oy the de?
fendant company on the construction of the
Lift Insurance Company of Virginia's new
building IHt Is represented by Benjamin
Lovenstetn and Louis O. V.'tndenburg. No.
declaration ?'11 flied.
Child Breaks Ann.
Dorothy, the .four-year-old daughter Of ;
Dr. John W. Brodnax. of W'tit Seventh .
street, fell from the steps at her home ,
Sunday evening and sustained a fracture
of the arm. H?r Injuries were dressed oy j
her father, and ?he Is resting quietly.
Uabnry and Pollock Setft.
Tv". T. Dabney and Gilbert K Pollock yes?
terday by virtue of a deed of bargain and
n.e, offered for registration in the Hust?
ings. Court, Part 2. transferred to Annie
Oppleman a piece of property, fronting
twenty-four feet on Hull Street between
Fifteenth Street and Cowardln Avenue. The
price mentioned ?11 110 and other consid-|
Llr.wood Lewis, colored, charged with as
sault and battery, was placed under arrest
Harry Austin was arrested yesterday af?
ternoon charged with creating a disturb- '
ante In a dwnionn saloon. He waa balled
for a-yrp la.-ance before Justice Maurllce this!
Exercising his privilege, granted the day
befor?. Kider John I.ca. of the Christadel
phlan Church. Sunday afternoon quietly'
united In marriage Miss Rosa Butlfer, of 1
i"hesterfle!d. and T. M. Dobson. of Stop 11,1
Petersburg Turnpike. The ceremony was I
performed at ?JX E.i-1 Marshall Street by!
Mr. I.aa. who Is a Philadelphias and '
made a special trip to Richmond to off:- :
date. To do this it was necessary to get a
Mis* Eima and Anna Strader are spending
a fow days at the Natural Bridge.
V. E- Smith left yesterday with his fam?
ily for Norfolk and Ocean View. They ex?
pect to be gone for a week.
Harold Lewis, who has been working In
Roanoke, returned home yesterday.
DROWSED I.V TAB. RIVER.
Frank. Alison Loses Life While.in Bath?
ing; With Several Companions.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
?Washington. N. C-. June 17.?This
afternoon about 5 o'clock Frank Mix
on, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. It.
Mlxon. was drowned while aathtn? In
the Tar River, near the Washington
and Vandemere Railroad Bridge, with
severui other boys. Frank was swim?
ming some distance from the other
boys, and when one of them hap?
pened to glance In his direction ne
saw him sinking. The boys Immedi?
ately went to his aid. but could not j
arrive in time, and they gave the
alarm Quite a crowd rushed to the
scene of tho accident, and the search
for his body consumed about one-half
hour, when It was finally located and
brought to the surfece by Captain W.
W. Satterthwalte. Everything possible
was done to resuscitate him, but 'n
Frank was about seventeen years
of age. and was a student of the A. & j
M. College, at Raleigh, and had many
warm friends In this city.
Gift to Spencer School*.
[Special to The TImes-Dlspatch.]
Spencer, N. C. June 1".?Rev. H. C.
Sprinkle, secretary of the Spencer
School Board, to-day received a check
from the Southern Railway Company
as a donation of $500 to be used for
the Improvement of school facilities in
Spencer. Accompanying the check la
a letter from Vice-President and Gen?
eral Manager E. H. Coapman, express?
ing a deep Interest In the school work
In Spencer, where the Southern Rail?
way Company has its principal shops
and owns a large amount of property.
J. Walter Kenney Re-Elect ed.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Dlllwyn,' Va., June 17?The Curds
vllle School Board met Saturday and
re-elected J. Walter Kenney as princi?
pal of Dillwyn High School and MUs
Margaret Kent, of Kent's Store, and
Mrs. Julia Kyle, of this county, as as?
sistants to Mr. Kenney.
[epeclal to Tho Times-DlsspaSeh.l
Spsnoer, N. C June 17.?The announee
ment was made to-day that John J. Eagle
and, WU ?Hl9 RUtty Wtrt jnarriaii. rr-ho
Maybe You Think
that YOU don't care whether or not a competitive electric light and power
franchise is granted in Richmond. Maybe you think that this question is
no more than a controversy between two rival street railway companies,
and so does not concern YOU. But it you think that, you arc deluding
yourself. This question is of grave importance to every public-spirited citi?
zen, because it concerns seriously the welfare of the city and of all its
The Times-Dispatch, in its editorial leader of Sunday, June i6, defines
the issue exactly, and most wisely and truly says:
"This is not a question between two competing companies; it is a
question between the citizens of Richmond and their Council. What
the citizen wants is a maximum service at the minimum price. What
the Council wants is to secure that right and privilege for this com?
munity. * * *
"In the present instance, the City receives from the Virginia Rail?
way and Power Company admittedly EXCELLENT SERVICES AT
REASONABLE RATES. * * *
"Competition cannot improve present conditions, but competition,
with its attendant costs, can, and INEVITABLY WILL, LAY A
HEAVY HAND UPON FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND EXTEN?
SION OF THE LIGHTING FACILITIES OF THE CITY. It will
divert to the payment of interest on outstanding capital charges money
that might be applied to developing the electric facilities of the city
or reducing the cost to the consumers. It will add Richmond as only one
more to the long list of those cities who, led on by weak sentimentality
or utter ignorance of the principles of public service business, have
recklessly granted public franchises, only to find that it has put in the
hands of consolidation a legal and unbreakable means for extorting fur?
ther contributions from the defenseless consumer.
"Why should we give to a corporation a privilege whose value
consists in its POWER TO LEVY A TRIBUTE ON ALL THE
CITIZENS? As a matter of fact, if sentiment is to guide in this mat?
ter, it would be better for Richmond to issue bonds and reimburse the
Richmond and Henrico Railway Company for what they have lost
than to give a franchise WHICH WILL ULTIMATELY BE A
HEAVY CHARGE ON ALL THE CITIZENS. Nor can the conten?
tion be supported that only by competition can regulation be secured.
COMPETITION HAS FAILED TO REGULATE public service cor?
porations everywhere; that is why Virginia showed enough enlighten?
ment to create its Corporation Commission. v . ,... .
"We have before us to-day in the Corporation Commission and
the City Council A FULL, PERFECT AND SUFFICIENT MEANS
FOR CONTROLLING THE SERVICES rendered by the Virginia
Railway and Power Company AND THE RATES charged by them for
that service. Why, then, should Richmond, as a city, deliberately fore?
go the benefits of an admitted and established means for regulation and
hark back to an EXPLODED AND EXPENSIVE METHOD OF EX?
PLOITING THE NEEDS OF A COMMUNITY?"
THINK on these things?and read to-morrow's Service Talk.
Virginia Railway and Power Company
Service Talk No. 25
June 18. 1912
?vremony was performed !>y Rev. R. D.
Sherrlll. paitor of Centanary M. E. Church,
at his home In Greensboro, to which pljA.e
the young couple hau cone In order to
t>-afe their friends. The bride la the
daughter of Mr. and Mr?. Park? Rufty.
w, 11 known citizens of Providence. Rowan
county. The groom Is an employe of tr.*
Southern Railway Company In Spencer.
After the etremony in Greensboro the
young couple took a northbound train for
Washington. Baltimore. Norfolk and other
places, where they will visit for a week,
will reside in Spencer.
3 Months for $5.00
ar.d upward Every machine la In fine
working order and will be kept so curing
term of rental. Initial payment allowed to
arply If purchased. WE SEL.L rebuilt ma?
chines, guaranteed for one year, at a saw
ing of 50 per cent, to 75 per cent. Send for
AMERICAN WRITING MACHINE CO..
Phono Madison ttSt. 605 E. Main Street.
Bar Harbor Night Express
(Beginning Juno 17)
Portland Day Express
(Beginning June 24)
Finely Equipped Trains, Through
Sleeping Cart, Dining Cart
For Tickets, Time Tables, Parlor and
Sleeping Car Space, write or call
C. F. DORAN, City Ticket Agent
Also Ticket Office Grand Central Ter?
minal, New York City
A Famous New York Chef Saldj
"I could as easily do without flour,
In baking, as without Sauer's Ex?
Unequaled for cakes. Ices, custards,
puddings, asuces, etc.
Sinclair Opposes Godwin for
Congress in Sixth North Caro?
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
FayettevlUe. N. C. June 17.?On the
eve of the congressional primary to
be held throughout the Sixth District
to-morrow, the supporters both of
Congressmen Godwin and Solicitor ;
Sinclair, his opponent, are exhibiting
Colonel V. C. Bullard, Mr. Sinclair's j
campaign manager, declared that he
could say w'th certainty that Sin
cl -ir would carry Cumberland county,
while lie had very encouraging re?
ports from Robespn, New-Hanover
and Columbus, and especially the last)
named, these four being the most
populous counties of the district. On \
the other hand, one of Mr. Godwin's
strongest supporters expressed him- |
self as confident that Cumberland
would go for Godwin. Some of the
most enthusiastic Godwin men are bet?
ting three to one that he will carry
this county, and even money that his
majority -will be iOO. while Colonel
Bullard declares some of Godwin's
supporters have conceded that Cum?
berland will go for Sinclair by 350 to
400 majority. Conservative jvolltlc'ans
w.ho have no part In the fight say
Sin lair will carry Cumberland.
French Company Buya Plaut.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Salisbury, X. C, June 17.?With a
capital of $8,000.000 the Southern Alum?
inum Company, a French corporation,
has bought the plant of the old Whit?
ney Power Company, at the Narrows,
on the Yadkln River, thirty miles
from Salisbury. The new company
has acquired 7,000 acres of timber
and mining lands and will develop an
industrial city at Whitney. Shipments
of tools and material from Northern
points to Whitney began to-day. and
it is expected there will be an in?
flux of French inhabitants.
SEIIGEANT OF NEWCASTLE IS
SHOT AND FATALLY INJURED
(Special to The Tlrnes-Dlsoatch.]
Newcastle, Va., June 17.?O. M.
Martin, sergeant of Newcastle, was
shot by Harvey Looney through the
j head and fatally Injured while nt
i tempting t?_ arrest him. The asEasrln
Is still at large. Others may be Im?
plicated in the affair. Mr. Martin was
one of the most respected citizens In
tho county. Feeling runs high, and
the whole town Is in a turmoil.
Double Weddlns at Hampton.
fSoecial to The Times-Dispatch.J
/ Hampton. Va., June 17.?A double
, jfedding took jpjace. In the home of
the Rev. E. Pendleton Jones. D. D.,
pastor of the Hampton Baptist
Church, when Miss Martha Firth he
tame tho bride of Henry Holloway
and Miss Maude Jordan the wlfo of
LaFayette Huggett to-day. Both of
the couples are from the Back River
section, and came here without the
knowledge that either Intended marry?
Compare for yourself any piano In this groat new store with any
offered elsewhere at 20 per cent, higher prices?prove to yourself that
We actually do save you the difference by selling direct from fac?
tory to home. ?n addition, consider the saiUsfaction at ^oaltng direct
iwith tfho maker, iris guarantee in bla*;k and white to you. Absolute
assiwamce of satisfaction, ,
Let Us Explain Our Easy Plan
Ltewrn how you ca.n own and enjoy your piano now, instead of
oltimplrjg and scraping to lay aside Che full purchase prio*. Drop in.
Glad to show you.
E. G. R1KE,
Headquarters for Stacks,
Breechings, Blowers, Motors,
Blow Pipe Work.
AND MFG. CORP.,
15th and Brown Streets.
Phone Mad. 7160.
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