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Hot Weather
Fo otwear
Warm clays like these, one's natural de?
sire is for their feet to feel comfortable.
Drcsp them in .1 pair of our White Shoes
and you "score one" in favor of both com
fort ind style. We recommend a pair of
our
Dainty White Pumps
?just like the illustration?which arc to
be had with either red leather or white
covered heels at $2.00 a pair.
Other styles, too,* at $2.00 a pair, and ever so many
at $2.50 and $3.00.
Miller & RJwads' Shoe .Section,
Second Floor.
CAN'T RAILROAD IT
THROUGH COUNCIL
? .-1 ?-?_
Mem'rvcrs Baik at Steam Roller
and\YVant Franchise. Ordi?
nance Printed.
WON'T TAKE VOTE TO-NIGHT
Public Sentiment Forces Delay
Until Matter Ts Better
linderst ood.
The Richmond nnd llenrlco Railway
Company's Hpp'lcntlon for n llghi nnd
power franchise will tint lie ritllroad
rn through the Common Council to?
night.
This fact was made certain yester?
day, In view <?r the" tremendous pub- |
lie sentiment against steam roller i
methods, nnd because of the popular'
d.mi'iid to have printed tho' report,
prepared by a subcommittee, urging
that th?- matter bo given the most j
careful consult ration by Council, So ,
to-night, v.l.en the friends of the how
company undertake to force mi Im?
mediate vote, the Council will demand
delay and order that the record lie
printed so that members who want
to deal fairly by all interests, and
the taxpayers may be prepared to vole
Intelligently and wisely.
Twenty-four members of the Coin- j
inen Council, now serving, will go out |
of iilllcc on Septe. - r 1. Many of ?
them were defeated iti the recent pri?
mary, a few declined to run again,
others retired that they might b? free I
tr> filter tho race for the Adminis?
trative Board. The fact remains. ,
however, that twenty-four members, I
many of whom are behind the move-i
ment to railroad the franchise through (
the lower brunch to-nlirht. will have
no voice In the matter of franchlso
grants after September 1.
Public Sentiment Aroused.
The most intense feeling has been
iiroused In business circles ovjer this
attempt to put through a frnnchlse ;
without first giving 1t the thought
und attention It deserves.
Ten of the eighteen members of the i
Common Council who signed the call
for the special meeting to-niRht will
bs legislated out of ?fttee at the end
of August. l.nnkltlj these facts
squarely In the face, business people
?who are not Interested financially In
cither railway company urged that i
c-.onsldetratl?Yi "ofi the ordinance be !
postponed until the Councilman them- |
reives can uridorstajpd what they are
doing *-"o ??str?'tiir was this demand
that several members who are In fa?
vor of the franchise, and others who
rtsned the call, declared that they ?
would advise the delay, as they were)
Unwilling to be put In the same elass ;
with those who are bent upon haste [
regardless of everything.
I'rlots Only n Part.
No effort will be madjjp to send the
report bark to the Committee on 1
f*treets. the Idea h.?lng .-Imply to de- !
fer artlon until the record Is print?
ed. The Richmond nnd llenrlco Rail-;
way Is said to have seriously Injured
Its cause by the hurried printing yes?
terday of the ordinance, without the
subcommittee's report, "t ithout the
opinion of Colonel <7. orge Wayne An-'
derson. Assistant City Attorney, who
objects to Its form, and without tho
fur.d of informntbrrt as to rates and
service secure)] by ti... subcommittee
for the ttuldar.ee ef the Council. The '
bar* ordinance was printed for mem- '
hers after The Times-Dispatch pub-|
lisi.ed the fBct that it had never been
read.
AVhlle the ipecloJ (meeting could I
huve been culled on a forma! re'iuest
from three members, Wilton K. Jen
kir.s, vice-president of the Richmond
and llenrlco Rallwa v. prepared
und circulated the petition, got eigh?
teen signatures. Mr Jenkins Lad this
petition In circulation two days,
the charge being mad" that ;> e nt w
Company wanted a large number of
signers In an off' rl to make II
pear that there was ioui I -? son nnd
a big desire for spei flj
Won'I Stand I'J fledge.
It is faid it i.t President Peters first
refused to call the rnectlng for last
night at the requcM erf tlni Richmond
snd Henrlco Railway, without the
usual and rtf.- I&l request from mew.
heis of Cqe.nell Although the Rich?
mond and II. ? ? i .. ?" , . sum ejalmed
last night that they had twenty/nvo
Council men pledged, the vote will r.ot
be forced to-night in the face e,f pub
*V? f?mi>r deposits '- '
I when you And the ?.
h to own, ? ime sod ?
will help you.
Ignored Plea to
Study Franchise
Vnur Kubrn mitlM * cc Horm tliesr vn
rlou* ijucsttoita of the ureatcM im?
portance, nmi respectfully HUggcnl
thnt it In time for thlM city t<> lay
ilo?n n ?voll defined policy, noi only
?is n protection to Invented capital,
inii im ii protection lo the commun?
ity dn irell, from ilic unnecesaary
duplication of plnnti nf puhlle utlll
llrx iinil the resultant burdens.
?? Viithnrltlen and record* hmr
horn produced beforr ?mir nuHcnm
mlttcp, which ?hon conclusively
Hint the trend or public thought nmi
deetnloa |h iinnnlmotmly to the ef
feei tlmi public utilities* constitute
mitum] monopolies, nnd thnt compe?
tition should never lie permitted un?
less ninile iifreii<nrj l,y rPnsnn of
excessive rntes or liinden,tinf e ?rr
vlce und the inability of the Kovern
nirn| to require fnlr price nmi eftl
rlenc.v. The experience of nur mv.n
??lly. n% well ns of man j others
brought tu the nttentlon of your
subcommittee, nhotvn thni Niich com?
petition Inevitably rrnulta In the
duplication of expenditure. In ulll
uiiKe merger, nmi eonsciiuent hurilrn
permanently nnridlcd upon the com
miinll y.
"These eonnlderattonn wnrmni
your subcommittee In ?licKfutliiK
Ihm (he arnerni committee co full?
Int? the question ?f the advisability
nod propriety of granting any eom
IM'tlncr eleetrlr light lind power
franchise ?hntever, under the eon
lllttonN nil ml i ted iitiiI nnotvn to psrlst
in this rlly.*'?Ft?ii subcommittee's
report on application of Richmond
and Henrloo Railway for light and
power franchise.
lie trcntlment, wMfh has bitterly de- ,
nounced steam roller method*.
Notwithstanding the suggestion of
the subcommittee that the Committee
on Streets "go fully Into the question
of tiw? advisability and propriety of 1
granting any competing electric light
and power franchise whatever, under
the conditions admitted and shown to!
exist In this city.'1 the committee, af. ;
ter an hour or two of discussion, sent i
the franchise to council with the
recommendation that It lie adopted.
By so doing the work of months'
was thrown away. Since the meeting j
on Monday, however, the cry has hoen |
so persistent thai while the fact Is i
not admitted the advocates of the I
franchise have abandoned their plan!
of squeezing the Council int? line to- i
night.
The steam roller program wns so
much like the program at Chicago
that the fn.-t provoked much com?
ment yepterdny, nltho-.iBh tho row in I
the Republican convention did not |
i ause the people of Richmond to lose'
sigh*, of conditions at home.
Members) Who Drop Out,
As stated above, twenty-four tnem
bcrs ?.f the Common Council, who can
voi. on tho franchise application to?
night, will Ko out of ofTice on Septem?
ber 1?many of them by vote of the
people. 'I'h- two <:r,7.en who win drop
out then are:
< laude 1.. Bnlklns .lamp* ll. Pinner
??'??MC?, lllnke II I; Pollard
\t, ll. Itnsrhen .lefl c. Powers
Barnes llotriimn -lohn i'. Power?
II. Ilradle.? I . m. k,-;,,!,.
I . It. Hroivii < . k, iciphurda
?' ??? Hitrbf IV. Fred ItlPhnrdson
(ieoige .11, Cense .lohn \. Splph
? M. terffioeon r. A. Besinn
.lohn Itii-i liluTir ( II. Wilt,hire
U Mfll.
W. \\. Workman
I or the |pp Mission.
' following amounts were received hy
' Tlniea-Dispatch yesterday for ibe lie
ssion:
P. Murphy . ; f0'
tiipatliy .I jj1
?h . 1 ?l
'? A O. K In land. 1 00
?h . 1 mi
Friend. j oo
?1. 1 00
. II. Crnm. .Ir. 1 00
Totals .if. :s
Burton SuU mi Trial.
'.-i imcnl tvai heard yesterday in the Clr
I ???:?>?( .lu.ise l:. Carter Scott In
? ? .<-? ol Hunter Burton ssalhit the city
Kiel 1 i t:ils nit Inn liurion Is sultis
'??? 5< M v.. which he claims Is duo
contract for certain ex<-avstlns;
? iii performed by him lor the munlclpal
> After hearing part of the evidence
? da-- Scott adjourned the court till 10
cloi k tills mornlns
\ not her Smallpox < ssr.
The th rd and most serlou? rase of
llpox 'i til.- past week was dis?
covered yesterday by the Health De?
partment nt 17"0, Knst Marshall Street.
Jane Dabney, a stxty-slx-year-old col
i bred woman, was found to have a des
l perate case and was removd at once
i l., the Smallpox Hospital. It 1? the
sixteenth case this year.
Is the oily of Richmond in the habit
of Hivnvf away franchises blindfold'.'
The eleotrlx: light and power franchise
- lugltt bo :n> Jamsninl through U?e Com?
mon Council TO-NIGHT has never
' -, ;. . ?Wahexi and NKVF.R YF.T
U?UN ItJiAiD TtKFyMtK TIBS COUNCXU
ORDER ISSUED TO
SUSPEND GAUGER
Seizure of llenrico Distilling
Company's Plant Brings
Other Complications.
SENSATION IS PROMISED
Mysterious Changes in Slock]
Owenership Follow Arrest
of Roberts.
While for reasons 3t its own tho'
local office Of the L'nited States
revenue department remains strangely
reticent about the matter, it is known
that Important developments will fol?
low the seizure Wednesday of Ins
plant operated by the llenrlco Distil-,
ling Company, Inc., of Henrlco county.
The government, it is understood, has
evidence of a sensational nature, which
will be made public when the ease
reaches a hearing before Comniissl"ti
? r hTegonhclmer.
The most Important development
yesterday was the suspension of K. W.l
I (erper, government storekeeper-:
ganger at the distillery. While the
statute makes a suspension compulsory
ill all cases of selxurv, the circum?
stance was sufficient yesterday to'
cause much speculation touching thej
line of prosecution that the govern-1
ment will adopt.
Although the seizure went into ef-i
feet Immediately upon the serving of;
notice Wednesday, it w'll not be fully]
completed until to-day. By special
older of the local revenue office, and,
under a section of the revenue laws;
framed to cover such contingencies,'
tile distillery was permitted to re-j
i.lain In operation yesterday to com-]
pl?te the fermentation of certain Vats!
which were full at the time of thej
seizure. The action was taken to pro-]
vent monetary loss resulting from an'
immediate closing of the plant. Thej
list mash will he drawn off this'
morning, after which time the dls-j
llllcry win remain closed un?il thej
charges aealnst it fiv disposed of.'
lending the oftlcinl locking?up of the]
distillery, Deputy Collector B. P.-1
Southward has been in charge.
Stuck ChancteM Hands.
A significant fact in connection with
the seizure of the distillery, and one .
win. h no one 'In authority Under?
takes to explain. Is that since the
arrest of T. A. Roberts last Monday
on the charge of threatening a rev- .
enue officer with an axe. there has!
taken place a partial change of own?
ership. Shortly nfier tjhc arrest, a
number of stockholders, most of whom
live in Richmond, disposed of their
holding:-. A reorganization in the dt- |
rectorate followed, with the election
of T. A. Roberta a.s secretary and !
treasurer. The present schedule of;
owners Oil lllc In the office of tho
state Corporation Commission no j
longer represents the SXCUrate Hst
of stockholders and t;1e authorities
decline to make the names of these .
public before the trial.
The llenrlco Distilling Company. ,
which stands charged with removing.
untaxpBld spirits to a place other
than the warehouse designated bylaw,
is the largest In the State, and has d
dally output of 7."." gallons. Tfte Spo- ;
clflc charge against Roberts is threat
ening to assault Deputy-Collector E.
P. Southward with an axe, but he will
also he tried with the other owners
and officers of the distillery on the j
general charge lodged against in? i
company.
Will Move to Secure Doud.
Steps were taken yesterday by at?
torneys for the defense to secure an
order from Judge WaddHl. of tho
United Stales District Court of the
Kastern District of Virginia, permit- .
ting the distillery to continue business
under bond until the difficulty is ad- :
Justed. j
Judge Waddlll Is now in Norfolk.
One ol the attorneys for the defense,;
it was stated, left yesterday for lhat ,
city to secure the order.
The government Statut. ..Mends the 1
bonding privilege to distilleries hav
Ing an output of more than 150 gal?
lons a day. and having dependent up-]
on 'ts products fifty or more head of.
live stock.
The sudden tleuarture of United
States Commissioner Flegenhelmer for
Chicago yesterday, will probably mean
that tho hearing which was scheduled
to lake place before him on June liT..
will be postponed to a later date.
Both sides. It la understood, have ex?
pressed their willingness to have tho
hearing deferred.
While Chief Deputy Thomas 1\
Meany had no statement to make
touching the case, and was disposed
to let the matter rest until the formal
hearing. It is generally known around
revenue headquarters that the end
of the complication is not yet, and
that the next few days will see ad?
ditional warrants issued as a direct
result of the seizure.
.Mnrrlnge License.
A marring e eras leaned in the
cierk'i office of the Hustlngi Court yester?
day to Charles R. Roberts, of Qllea count v.
und Mrs. Mattle O. Board, of Roanoke
i ounty.
UNLIKELY10 CAMP
No Money Available for Joint
Manoeuvres of Militia and
Regular Army.
MT. GRETNA TRIP PLANNED
Much Work Already Done.
Veto of President Causes
Much Cot:!'! ;icn.
I'nless nn emergenc act In passed
by Congress, makli.:; special up
propi'lullon tor the purposi ol Joint
manoeuvres, it neon- ??>?> Virginia
troops will not go Into i ump this
year. There Is no nion j ?'th willen
tu defray the expenses ?'f the Mt.
Gretnu camp und all the others which
had been planned. Tl Ii Is due to the
veto by President Tuft of ihe army
appropriation bill.
The office of Adjutant-General V? |
W. Sale was notiiied "f the situation I
yesterday morning in a telegram from
the Secretary or Viir Chief Clc-rn 1
Joseph Be Masurier at oiic?: comuiuni- .
cated'tlte lnformutlon t" General Sale, j
who was at fJexington attending the j
Virginia Military institute finals, and
it is supposed he will take the mat- ;
tor up upon his return to the city
to-day.
Muilr All Arrangements.
The army appropriation bill con- i
mined the usual sun. !??:? Join man-j
oeuvres or the regular iroops and the
organised miiitiB of the tates. An
tlulpattng its passugc, ihe Wat Do-i
pnrtmcnt made arrangements for a j
number of ericampm< nts. The Mill
tin of Virginia. Maryland, Pennsylva?
nia and the District of Columbia were
to camp at Mt. Grctun, -a., together
with tones of Infant::, nrtuicry and;
cavalry from the regular army.
The Virginia Field Artillery ?Ud tho
Klchmond Blues Battalion liave been
excused from attendance, bui the en?
tire First Brigade, consisting of the
First, Second and Fourtn Regiments of I
Infantry, had made arrangements to'
be present.
The President vetoed the appropria?
tion bill because it contained the pro-!
vis-Ion which would have eliminated
Ucneral Leonard Wood as chief -if
staff of ihe army. ||. seems to have
believed that the section "f the act
Mas ill-considered and ^ as Intended
as a blow to General Wood.
I'nnsipsi Much Inconvenience.
This puts the Virginia militia all in
tin air. Hundreds of man have sought'
and obtained leaves i '. absence and
vacations from their employers to at-!
ti nd the Mt. oretnn Camp. Companies
have been recuited .:nd have made
plans for the trip. The Adjutant- j
General's olllce has done n vast'
amount of work and has Incurred large
??\pense in providing ummtsssry and
tiuartermaster supplies!
There in talk of concerted action to
?et an emergency bill through Con-I
kies? appropriating merely the money
necessary for the mnnootivre camps, so
that they shall not be interfered with,
it seems unlikely thai >h? regular bill
n.i It stands con b? passed over thej
President'? veto, an*: 11 long struggle
Vi likely, with the.probable result that
no army appropriating bill will be
passed .it this session Even a delay
of a week or two will i.e fatal to the]
plans for the camps, especially since
ll is mutually agreed that no bills of.
importance are to he considered until1
after the adjournment of the two na-]
ticnal conventions.
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< harter? Issued.
Flo'ei s-. 1... n renci Corporation. Bristol.,
\a. a, u. Orborne. president: J. .-. Dunn,
secretary: <?'? B. Uimii, vir<--prostdent-?.;i
pi Bristol. Capital: Maximum, !l".'-i.; m?f
im tl in. ta.OCO.
American r:.,nk of ~urfotk fine;), Suffolk,
n. It. Saundera, president: \V. n Crnsier.
drat vice-president; ?. a. Conlbourn, lo,-oni|:
vice-president; Urnen i:. Jones, secretary
and . asxii.-r all ?f > iffnlk. V?. Capita!:,
Maximum, t 00.000: minimum, 110,000.
Sedley Borne (t;.l:-:.n? Corporation, .-'ed-l
ley, Vo. I'lilllp Itogcrf, president: .l>-rtro'
Butler, vice-president: J. II Boyd. secre-?
iar-v~:,!i ": <,,,y"'- Vs Capita!: Maximum.
J1...1O0: minimum, 11,000. Object: H<.n rs
tato i"n.
Amendment was .--;.d t? the ?harter of'
fitton ?'i'tton Ilausii:; corporation, Nnrf.ilk.'
%n Increasing :?..- minimum capital from
1115,000 to KK,000. and reducing lt? out
standing stock from ;.'".0.000 to tSSi.QOO.
Two Oo to Heath C hair To-IMly.
Clarence Dlxoh, ? ,: Norfolk county, and!
B\r<l Jn kion, co red of Caroline count'-,,
win be electrocuted it de penitentiary some
time this morning ' ? son dice for a crime,
committed near I .-mouth some months
ago.
.lork?.oi. was eon' ?? J of robbing and at?
tempting ti murdci I. L,. Farmer, a mer?
chant at Bowling ?; ? ? n. Jarks-m stole tl.'O
and left Farmer ? lead. When captured
e -short tun, after ? ? nogro confessed to;
the crime.
Ctgarmakers ?.. ileet Again.
Newton J. S-ott . been elected by the
elgarmakeri ..' Rl ..u\ ar their delegate
to the conxenilon of heir craft, which "ill
i'<- held hi Baltltn n In September. This
will be the Arti intlon for teventeen
years, during which 'ime the referendum
has been emplnyerl \ convention. It was
?I?-, bled, was necessary to meet changed
. oii'lltlniis.
Says ll-- H is Meld Up.
i'. v.'. Broach, of Iii irlcn coiinty, r^-perted
to tho police :.e?t. iy that he had been
held up and r"b:.' uenr Eighteenth and
Ctrace Street? W*i ? ?dny night. Me saya
the robber t",,k HO or J50 from him.
EMPLOYERSSGORE
SCHOOL TRAINING
Declare Boys and Girls Between
Fourteen and Seventeen Arc
Deficient in Ksscntials.
HUTZLER AND POLLOCK TILT
School Board Chairman Asserts
His Authority on Question
of Testimony.
Two hours of further Investigation
Into the school situation last night
<!. vclopeu a lively tilt between Chair?
man Gilbert K. Pollock .of the In?
vestigating committee, ana Charles
Tutzler, of the School Board, touch?
ing the Interruption ot a witness for
tb. purpose ot introducing evidence
which the latter was Oisposed to re-l
gurd us out of place. Joseph 11.|
Suunders, principal of tho William j
Vox School, was on the stand, nnd|
was testifying to high value of nian-j
ual training nnd similar courses in!
the high school. ^
Chairman Pollock asked and secured1
permission from Dr. J. A. C. Chandler,
Mho was examining the witness, to in - j
ttoduce a number of letters from busl-j
ness m.n in the city stating thilr;
opinion of the school training of boys!
and girls employed by them In their
stores A communication was read
from Miller & Rhoads, which stated
that a large number of the boys and,
girls between the ages of fourteen and
seventeen employed by the tlrni were
found deficient In the essentials, and
thai it was found necessary to supple?
ment their training by extra Instruc?
tion in the store.
Hulslec Offers objection.
"1 submit." said Mr. llutr.ler. In?
terrupting the reading of a similar
letter from another i.rm. ?'that the
Witness can testify only to what he
knows of his own experience, and that
It is wholly out ot order to expect him
to express an opinion 'in the ovldence
which is now introduced. 1 request
thai the examination of the witness .
proceed, and that these letters be pre
s? nted later at tho proper time."
Mr. Pollock explained that he pre
rented the letters at this point with
the express permission of Dr. Chand?
ler, who was conducting the examina?
tion of the witness, and that he
(1.ought It pertinent at this time to
ask his opinion of them, since they
seemed to be somewhat a variance
with statements Just made to the
committee.
".I ret,nest, in that case," said Mr.
ilutzler "that Dr. Chandler withdraw
Iiis permission for the introduction
of these letters at this time. If-that
Is not enough. I shall insist. In my
capacity as chairman of the school
Board, thnt they be barrel during
the examination of this witness."
Mr. Ilutzler spoke as If he meant it.
and there was danger of. a break,
when Dr. Chandler adjusted matters
with a few wotds of explanation. It
was agreed that only one more l.-tter
be read and the rest filed with the
committee.
Stiy* Children Are DcHclent.
The letter from Miller & llhoadl
was acdreased to Mis* Harriet C.
Hughes, secretary of the Teachers' As- I
soc'allon of the Elementary Schools.
Touching the boys and girls employed
by them, the communication stated:
"We 'nvarlably find them very de?
ficient in the fundamental knowledge
of business transactions, reading, writ?
ing and common arithmetic. In fact,
we have found them so deficient in 1
this respect that It lias been necessary '?
for us to employ some one to teach
them a few hours each day in these 1
branches in order that they may hold
their positions."
A similar communication from Four
qtirean, Temple & Co, caracterlzed the
school children cmp'oved by them as
"defective" in many of the branches.
A letter to Miss Hughes from Miss t*
II. Steuden, auditor of the Cohen Com?
pany, complained that "the children
are iiot taught to think."
Commend John .M h m h it 11 (.rnduntrs.
Principal James C. HarWOOd, of the
John Marshall High School. In the
course ot his testimony touching the
curriculum of the school, introduced a
nulnbei of letters from business men
commending In highest praise the
High School graduates employed by
them.
Xi il D. Stils wrote that he employed
three John Marshall boys In his office I
and found them unusually "efficient j
and well-trained." A number of other
b tt' i:- in the same strain were ordered
tiled.
Assistant City Attorney George |
Wayne Anderson warned the commit
tec that letters like those received j
from the department etores. which
criticized the quality of the training
of their boy and rtln employes with
OUt establishing the fact that they
were taught In tho Richmond schools,
were practically valueless as evidence
in the present investigation. In order
to carry we'ght at all, he said. it
should be shown clearly that the
children In qttcstlon were educated in
the local schools.
iVould Xot Omit "Frill*."
Asked IT he would omit from the
course of studies the so-called frills?
manual training, music, sewing and
cooking?Professor Satindcrs, the first
examined, replied emphatically thai he
would not omit anything from the
curriculum as it Is now constituted.
The assemblage tittered when Chair?
man Poiio, k followed the reading of
a letter from a Mrs. Pollock, with the
remark that the writer was not a
relation. It roared a moment later
when Professor Saunders read an- !
other from a fond mother who wanted
the disputed studies continued because,
"music has a refilling influence which j
is very much needed In the public |
schools." The committee rose nt 10:15 1
[o'clock, after a short examination of
Dr. J. A. C Chandler, to meet again '
ut the call of the chairman. I
It I oes Went I im hi em.
A committee of the Richmond Blues
has in charge the selection of a suita?
ble souvenir emblem to be. used on!
the coming trip of the battalion toi
New England. Samples of leather'
watch fobs with the Rlues- coat-of-|
arms In oxidized silver as a charm i
buttons and badges, are going the!1
rounds of the men. Nearly all of
tho souvenirs, naturally, will be given
away while on the trip to hosta and
their fair friends, and the soldiers feel
that it Is a matter of considerable
importance. A meeting of the com?
mittee was held at tho armory last
night, no conclusion being reached.
T)o YOC know what the city Is risked
TO (HVK AWAY in the franchise which !
it is attempt, d to l'X)RCE TIIIROUO11
TDK COMMON rotWOII, TO-NIGHT"
Of course, you do not--th?t franchise
has never yet been published; In fact,
it IfAK XBVBR YET 11 .BEX READ
BEFORE TILE CJOUXCI1*
Security and Service
As Expressed in the Condensed Statement
of the
AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK
OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
June 14, 1912.
RESOURCES.
Loans nnd Discounts . $4,570,533.88
Bonds with United States Treasurer. 706,802.08
Other Bonds, etc. 354,467.14
Banking House. 336,616.06
Cash Due from Banks and U. S. Treasurer 1,124,523.80
$7,092,942.96
LIABILITIES.
Capital .,.$1,000,000.00
Surplus and Profits. 694,011.61
Circulation .- 600,000.00
Bond Account . 133,000.00
Deposits. 4,654,262.04
Reserved for interest, etc. 11,669.31
$7,092,942.96
Suits Worth Up to $30.C 0 I
TO-DAY AND TO-MOIUIOW,
$19.50
Tho special Suit Pale now In tprogross Is holding tho attention of
buyers. The assortment Is still satisfactory?tho qualities and styles
are unexcelled. AV? still hav* all sizes for all ehapes.
With a ?19.50 Suit, got a Oans-Itady Special Straw at St.05.
Gans-Rady Company
State Ascertains Officially That,
They Will Not Alight on
Said Food.
If you will smear fresh tomato juico ,
all over your food and house there will i
be no necessity for swatting the fly. for]
he won't come around. It Is officially I
announced by the State Dairy and Food j
Department that Hies will not alight on
fresh tomatoes.
This statement comes as a result of
actual Investigation; It all started
over the regulations requiring food
products In course of manufacture to
be screened. Copies of the law were !
sent to the canneries of the Stale. [
Thereupon the tomato cdnners descend
ed in a body upon tho department and
assorted that the regulations were
worth no more than a pro-convention
claim of Sena-tor Dixon, or words to
that effect. They said that Ittcs will
have nothing whatever to do with
fresh tomatoes nor with the aforesaid
fruit or vegetable or weed while it IS
in proee?s of being canned. No lly. i
they paid, was ever swatted while In I
the act of reclining upon a tomato.
Furthermore, they proved their case, i
Tho department was a llttlo skepti?
cal. Assistant Commissioner Purcoll'
had never bet?re heard of anything
save lly paper and hot stoves upon
which Hies would not alight. So he I
got some tomatoes and spread them
about In convenient places. Tl.e lllc<t j
ante, saw and went away in silent;
-'loom. They would aot fall tor it.
So officially the tomato is not a food
which Is required to be screened In
canneries. This was ruled upon some
few weeks ago. It seems, however,
that the canners are not yet satisfied.
They notified State Health Commission?
er Williams yesterday that they v.. re
coming in a body next Tuesday to hce.
about liiu pure food laws. Dr. Wll-I
hams passed the engagement along to
the State Dairy and Food Commission- :
er. who has Jurisdiction. What thej
canners want with hint the latter oltl-.
clal cannot imagine, since ho now has
no regulation affecting them. Hut he I
has said he will bo glad to ace them. I
They will hall from Koanoke.
JOY RIDERS ARRESTED
T?o Men and 'I'mo Women Wreck lor
tn Chesterfield County,
A wild Joy ride In Chesterfield couti
ty yesterday mornim- resulted In the!
arrest ]at;l night of two women, Jen- I
nie De Forrest and Cesll '.'urica, Fred
Cooke, of Chesterfield county and ?
th.. negro chauffeur, William Scott.;
The machine In which they were rid
Ing wn* owned by Joe Wlgginton, and !
was wrecked near Falling Creek, in
< Chesterfield county.
The chauffeur it in the South Rich*
mond Polles Station, charged with be?
ing drunk and disorderly; "ooke is I
under bond for the same offense; and
the two women were locked In the
First Police Station last night to be
delivered to the Chesterfield author?
ities tnls morning.
BELL FOR SPEAKER
Culpeper .Man Likely to .loin I.let ofl
Candidates.
Another probablu candidate .'or J
Speaker of the House of Delegates Is
Aldcn Bell, wiio has for several terms
been the member from Culpper. It
Is understood among the friends ot
Mr. Bell that he Is quite likely to
enter the race. If nominated and re
elected next year.
Mr. Bell has been a member of the'
Legislature of Texas as well as of that I
?f Virginia, and was a Judge In the'
Done Star State. He has traveled
much, journeying around the world.
During the past session he was chair?
man of the House Committee for
Courts of Justice.
serioTsIh?rge
against a boy
Escaped From Reformatory, but
Won't Return Without
Requisition Papers.
Charles Williams, a white boy
fifteen years of age, was arrested yes
terday afternoon by Detective F. 1.
Klengel, and charged with having
escaped from the Republic Guardian
Association ot Maryland. Being leas
than seventeen years of age. the boy
was sent to Mrs. Cleary, lOU West
Broad Street until such tlmo as he
could be delivered to the Maryland
authorities, Mrs. Cleary having been
lesignated as temporarily matron to
luae charge of juvenle delinquents
until a permanant place could be de?
cided upon.
Dust night It was learned that the
Williams boy was accused In his na
fve State on a serious charge, and
that he would refuse to return to
Maryland without requisition papers.
Captain of Detectives McMahon com?
municated with Chief of Police
Werner asking that he be placed in
one af the police stations, fearing
that he might get away from Mrs.
Cleary. Major Werner stated that on
account of his age the boy couLd not
bo removed, and Mrs. Cleary, who
was then acquainted with the facts in
the case, said that she would watch
him all night and deliver him to the
officers this morning.
It Is understood that Williams Is
one of the worst of the Inmates of
tho Maryland Institution, which in Its
work is slmllnr to the I.nurel Re?
formatory in this State, and that this
Is tho third time he has succeeded in
making hla escape. When jhc Is
'? turned over to tho officers this morn?
ing. Captain McMahon will telc
grapih the Maryland authorities to
come for him with tho necessary
najoers.
Robbery in West Main Street
Brought Penitentiary Dogs
to Scene.
Between 3.30 and 5:H> o'clock yesto...
day afternoon thieves entered the resi?
dence of W. D. Sommorvtlle und Clar?
ence Martin, at I'll; V. Main St.. and.
aftor ransacking the house left with a
watch and two rings belonging to Mr.
?Martin, tho value of which Is estimat?
ed at 150. Immediately after the rob
1" ry was discovered a neighbor tele?
phoned to the police and for the pen?
itentiary bloodhound*. There was lit?
tle for either to work on. The hounds
took the trail from a foot print in thn
buck yard and followed It out beyond
the rescrvlor. Thn police arc work?
ing on clues they obtained after look?
ing over the grounds. L'p to a late
hour last night neither had accom?
plished anything
Mr. Somerville and Mr. Martin are
both employed by the Virginia Hall?
way and Power Company and were at
work yesterday afternoon. Their
wives left the house at :: o'clock lor a
visit, and when they returned It was
found that ii had he( n visited by
thieves. Kxamlnatlon of the premises
showed that entrance was gained by
breaking & slat in one of th>, blinds of
the ?round floor so <t\:.t the window
catches could be pushed sstdc. The,
robbers evidently were after money
and Jewelry, as they went through the
whole house without taking anything)
else
Just how they ginned entrance with?
out being detected Is somewhat of a
mystery, as It we.? at thut lime of the
afternoon when the street is general?
ly full of p?oplA Next door to the
house that was robtsed a new build?
ing is being constructed and work.
Men were constantly employed nil
day. They noticed noticing unusual.
When the alarm was turned in. It was
found that both the bnck und s'de
gates were open.
IN POLICR COURT
Negro I ined and Sent to .full for K?nning
Hpeskeasy,
In Police Court yesterday morning S T.
Klar, colored, was convicted Of selling liquor
without a license, lined 1100, sent to jail lor
sixty days and required to give hond In the
sum of ICY) for twelve month*. He took in
appeal King ran a "speakeasy" It the far
of No 11 North Twenty-first street
W, J. B?ren was charged with nonsuppprt
and ordered to pay his wife MO per mmth.
He was also plared unde- gecurity of %Wi
for twelve months.
William Prather tsas convicted of ste.-. ins
two piano tops from the Cbrley Company,
and was sort to Jail for four mor.lhr.
Tiie casn of C I. Woodward. susp<<"t?d n?
bring a fugitive from Justice from Wash?
ington, was continued to this morning so
that rhe police might communicate with
the Washington authorities.
William Bank?, colored, was charged ?v:th
assaulting A. G. Trslnum and t-ikir.g fr->m
him js. Banks wai P"1 under bond of IVO
for twelve months.
After it has been granted by the city,
a, franchise- cannot bo revoked, cannot
lie recalled, cannot be revised, cannot
be changed in any of its provisions, but
becomes a contract binding ?;l thu city
for a long period of years. So the
time to mihi fc-.n-e that any franchise
.. , i? --;:i.r?l? the cits' and the people s
BEFORE) such franchise Is granted.
The franchise which It is sought to
1XA11.ROAD through the Common Coun
, -j TO-NKIHT has never rOoon pub?
lished ar.d HAS NKViCR TKT BEEK
READ BBFORE THE COUXOIls
Summer Excursion
Rates to polr.ts North and TVeBt by rail
and water.
RICHMOND TRANSFER OOMPXTT,
S03 East Mj-'.ji Street._,
. ?" 1 - ? ?
The best roofing tin
for the money is
Ga M. Co.'s "Pearl"
Roofing Tin.
Gordon Metal Co.
Work That Leaves
The Royal Laundry
Is not only clean to the eye. but is abso?
lutely gcrmless. livery detail of our sys?
tem is better than the best home wort
can possibly be. "Rough Dry" at 6c a lb
Phone us. Monroe 1958 or 1959.
The Royal Laundry
M. B. Fl?rsheim. Proprietor,
311 N. Seventh Street.
Richmond Corrugated
Paper Company
Manufacturers
CORRUGATED BOXES,
WRAPPERS,
PARTITIONS, Etc.,
817-819 N. Seventeenth St.
Works, Office,
Phone Monroe 3271 Madisoa 257,

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