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Mrs. Littleton and Representa?
tive Again Clash Over Owner?
ship <_>f Monticello.
[Special to The Times-Dlspntoh,)
Washington, August ?Another
between Mrs Mart n \V, !_,itUoton and
> . iv. it the l. u
:h it was Vrlttoii
: ? pi rt tii.' Moni
it next winter.
mi s-Olipatch 1
i>i .t. vtti'iniitu suicide.
it m w rec ron
Mt Kill.II irv IMJTKllstll no.
Albert West Stubbed In Heart by Nu
Uorrv'3 for Clothes"
Our $20 line was strong;
strong in patterns, style and
Now when the remaining
garments are offered at $12.75 ?
Come and see.
Shirts to adorn and keep
cool in ?$1.50 shirts at $1.15,
?2 shirts at $1.43. ?2.50 shirts
? t $'..aS, $3.BO shirts at $2.46
How dollars are spreading.
A good straw at $1.33 worth ,
Many garments of sufficient
weight to run your boy up to
$3 suits at $3.60, $7 suits at
$4.7 .'. $8.80 ?uns at ?5.76, $10
suits at ?6.75. *
Clerk of Court at Abingdon Will
Continue to Hold His
[Special to The Tlmos-Disputch.]
Dristol, Yu.. August IT.?Peter J. |
Uuvohp?rt, Clerk of ihe court at Ab
ingdoh, and for a number of years He?
in chairman of the Ninth Vu
ginla District, lias been generally
spoken <?i' as an available1 candidate tor
C tigress, subject to ihe action of the',
Republican convention, which will be'
held here August L's. While here at?
tending the annual meeting of court
clerks! Mr. Davenport denied that he
e. a: a candidate Iri any tense of the
term, He said: "1 am In no wlso seek?
ing the nomination. My people have
elected me clerk in Washington Coun?
ty, alto practically the whole of tho
term lM ahead. There is no condition
(hat .li cause me to abandon the trust
that has been imposed In mo. 1 have
no special qualification that would en?
able hie to do for my district what
uriy other man mentioned fot Congress'
among the F.jepubliciMls cannot do." |
"In my opinion." Mr. Davenport con
tihucd, "legislation canont reach the
things that are agitating the American
people 1 believe it to bu the social
requirements and tho household eco
uoinlcs that are largely responsible for
the general complaint about the high
cost of living. If this is true, legiala
. in annul reach it It would he Just
us sensible for a physician to giva cai
? m< 1 for a mushed linger or for a "-.eg
lalal ;:i to pass an act prohibiting tao
rtune Of Insanity as for Congress
to try to control the social and p?r
expeedlturos of the people ot
Is country by legislation. We have
tri. d r.,; twenty-live years by legisla?
tiv.- enactment to make a whito man
but c>: thi negrd, and the solemn ver?
dict of mankind Is that the effort is
.1 ... In ray opinion, It Is no more
unwise tnan to attempt now to control
the !?? rsOnal expenditures of the Amer
i lean people by congressional enact
h ::t. A protective tariff, a tariff for
? ? -.r.e nor free trade otters any reitet.
Oi Ij a return to common sense and u
curtailment of personal expenditures
RICHMOND IS IN
Oscar Hammerstein Announces
Plan Which Includes String
of New Houses.
New York. August 17 ?Oscar Ham
merstcln announced to-day that grand
opera In this country will be revo?
lutionized us the result of a plan
which she has worked out for the c -in?
struction by him of an opera house In
every prominent city in the land, In
which ho will present the best that <:un
be produced In grand opera
He said thJl tiio project had so lur
advanced that ho will start to work
with his architect Monday, und he
gavu assurances that by the time the
opera season arrives a year hence the
first national grand opera company
will be making appearances in porhaps
ten new houses Jn as many cities out?
side of New York, Boston und Phila?
"I can Ilgure now." ho suid, that
in ttmo wc will have opera houses In
at least forty cities. Any city that
takes an Interest in the project and
wants a house can have one. Any city
is not wide enough awake to co- |
operate, ot course, will not trot one."
"The fundamental feature of the
project." ho said, "is that all those new
houses are to be alike in size, with
linpos ng elevation, frontage of about
12S feet and a depth Of about 225 feet.'
Mr. iiammorstoin raid that such an
institution as ho proposes has promis?
ing features from a financial stand?
point. He has now under contract,
actual or optional, a large number of
the foremost operatic singers, he said,
and he promises to create a grand
opera company that the greatest opera
houses in thu world would bo proud
Mr. Hammcrstcln suggested two
continuous lines or operatic centres to
house each season one or two grand
operatic companies such as he proposes
to organlxo: iirtt. Albany, Syracuse,
Buffalo, Detroit; second, Baltimore.
Norfolk, Richmond, Atlanta. Birming?
ham, Nashville, Memphis, Now Orleans.
QulVCstOn, Houston, Dallas and Sail
Antonio. He said it was necessary to
h.ivo at least ten cities in each cir?
There would bo ut least two or three
weeks of grand opera In each place
each year under Mr. Hammcrstoln's
plan, he says, and the rest of the time
each house would be provided by him
with concert and other attractions.
PENSION BILL SIGNED
In Few Days Veteran? tgnln v\ ill lie
[Special to The Tiines-Dtspatoh.]
Washington. August 17,? President
Titft to-day signed the $16O,00O,(.
pension appropriation bill, and thou?
sands of veterans and their del endi :.t .
who have been without their usual aid
for many Weeks, will cas.i tliuir checks
In a few d.i>s.
The 200,ooo pensioners will receive
checks from the arrencles in Indian?
apolis, ICno.wlUe, Louisville, New
Vork. rhlladclphla and Topeka. The
Checks have been delayed since the
regular mailing .Into of August 4, by
t ie ..iiiuro of Congress to pass the
RELEASED ON BAIL
.Mr*. Jones still Refuged to dIscumu
Killing <,r Mrs Cove,
Nashville. Tonn.. August 17?Mrs.
Leola Jon, s. accused of tiie murder oi
Mis. Alva Cave several days ago was
released from Jail on 110.000 ball lat >
this afternoon. Mrs Jones refuses to
dlseiirs the charge against her it Is
supposed Jealousy was tho Causa of
Mrs Cave was the daviirhtor-ln-law
of Rev It Ltn Cave. D D.. chaplnln
general ol the United Confederate Vet.
eraris. Her husband has been dead
War OtHce Order t nuseS Renewed Talk
of Trouble with Germany,
; (Special Cablt to The Times-Dispatch.)
London. August 17.?News whl h
.leaked out to-night that the War Ofllce
has confidentially circularized oil re?
tired otfU ;rs of the royal engineers'
corps to notify their superiors projp.pt
ly of changes in address, even if only
.tor the holidays, caused n sensation
in military circles. The War Olhci
mvj the circular has no especial sig?
nificance, but. of course, the nuolle.
(scents prospective trouble with " Ger?
Refri crators, Baby Carriages, Gocarts. 20 per cent. off. Odds and ends in Porch Goods.
25 per i Green Fibre Rush Furniture reduced in price. Several Bedroom Suits, in
oak and n1 prices which you will not find elsewhere. You want to see them.
Our Trunk Department
complete. We are showing one of the
^/^Ti^'v^^V nu-gest lines in the city. All styles and sizes.
9mk\ Roller Tray, Dress Tray, Skirt Tray, Hat
/ \ Trunk, Packing Trunk and the famous Ward
e Trunk. Special prices this week.
Monday's Special?100 Pictures
iree - inch brass gravtire frame, assorted reproduction of genuine etchings, exactly like
gecta of cless originals, worth and sell for $5.00 every- Ai *q
Our Monday price. ?pl.Tr?
111-13-15 WEST BROAD, NEXT MASONIC TEMPLE.
"THE HOUSE OF QUALITY." CASH OR CREDIT.
TRA Cifi ?AR.K
serves a great purpose in de-i
veloping an appreciation fori
music iind a knowledge of the
masterpieces which m child
could hardly gain even with
much effort at manual playing. :
Liberal allowance on upright
pianos taken in exchange.
SUccc-saom ( able I'lailo Co.
Mad. 25S6. 213 E. Broad.
Greensboro. X. C. Aug.ist 17.?A call
for n mass Stnte convention to ho
held in Greensboro on September 3
of the new Progressive party in North
Carolina was made ul the ilrst meeting
??: tin State committee in a three
hour session here this afternoon. Tho
convention 's called t.> nominate pre.i
Identlal electors, though provision is
?.nude for putting out a State ticket
...l it be oeemed advisable at that*
A warm debate was waged over the
uestioh of entirely, cutting lo >se from
the llepur,iicau nrgnnh itloh, some bo
llcving that the Roosevelt followers
could capture the regular Republican
convention called to meet in Char?
lotte September 4, nomlnato a State
and electors and bli?l them by
resolution to w?i'k for the Roosevelt
ami Johnson ticket, Leaders court
seled agulnst such a course, and urged
? L'essfully the calling <-f u progres?
sive convention prior to tho Hepurbll?
(Special to The Tlnns-Dlspatch.]
Marlon, Va., August 17.?John I'rcs
ton Buchanan, son f lion. B. P,
Buchanan, of this place, and Miss
Annubello Morris were married en
Wednesday at the home of .1. P. Saul.
Jr.. In Salem. The gr .om Is a young
attorney ,<t law, and the bride is from
the State o: Texas. and has for some
time I.n teaching mu*lc at Jackson
Institute, Ablngdon. They were nc
pohipauied to s'alerr. by the grooms
lather and sister. Miss Virginia, and
ills friend, George Holland Miles. They
are now on their bridal trip to Can?
ada and other Northern points.
CRUSH BD l<> DEATH BY CAR.
WlnHton-Snlem ?un I? Victim ?t
[Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatchi]
Wlhst n-Salem. N. C, August 17.?- As
the result <?' n spilt switch tit the cor?
ner of Sprague shd Olehdale Streets
on th, street r:, .way line. J. M. Hoov?
er, a run ri led n..n about thirty years
of age, was thrown from the car and
run over by the rear truck and killed.
Ills body was dragged for some dis?
tance, and W?S I "rribly mangled. The.
accident ocean cd this morr.insr when
ilr. Hoover was on his way to work.
JACOB H. SCHIFF
OUT FOR WILSON
Believes That Struggle of Capital
and Labor Demands Change
(Special to Tho Tunes-Dispatch. ]
New York, August IT.?Jacob H.
Schlfl lias declared for the election
?.t Wood row Wilson as President, lu
a statement Issued to-day Mr. Schlfl
sji? In part:
''President Toffs attractive person?
ality, his affability, general demeanur,
ana, above all. his innate desire to
do right, should not make it ditllcult
tor One who. IlkO me, been atlll
i.iteu witn tlie Republican parly tor
lour decades again to support Its can?
didate in the coming president ul
"Unfortunately, however, a situation
has been created to a groat e.ilent
during President Tad's administration
which Is most unsatisfactory, and
willen, as 1 conceive It, u,a.keo 't de?
sirable tn.it a tuoruugh change in ad?
ministrative methods alid poiluieii bo
"Capital, it le claimed, rocelvos lu
larg? und disproportionate ui shure e.;
too pruiit ot prdUUcUon; labor, aiwa}S
more or less restive, Iii, u is 1 ikewltu
. tanned, in tutu eriui ? oring te> toiee
capital to the wall, alii in esjlS'e
iiueiici relations between cupltai und
labor have gradually uecorhe more and
inoiu siiaine-u, wuile the consumer
na? grown dlssatlsllc'd because of the
constant advance Hi Hie priCO Ol com?
modities ana in the cuit vi living.
"t'tider these circumstances, it Is
best a change snould come.
"Govei'iior Wilson, ii elected, will
enter upon his high duties relatively
treu Irom partisan pledges, will bring
into tlie presidential uUice a mind ably
tr.iine-u in economics and sociology,
fully conversant with the needs of tlie
country at the present, in many re?
spects critical, Juncture, and he- will,
moreover, go into tho White House,
da to ..r as this is possible, with the
confidence of ail classes and Sections
of the country in Iiis ability to belter
"Actual industrial peace may be a
chimera, out it is certainly high time
that through prudent and Jtist admin?
istrative policies and measures botil
labor and capital be brought to a
better understanding of their respec?
tive rights and duties.''
LAUGHS AT COMPLAINT
Millionaire siiniir Planter Snys lie la
Not a lllgnnilat.
I Special to The Time* -Dispatch.]
New Vork. August IT.?Held on J2.
550 bond to answer a charge of
bigamy in Connecticut, where he mar?
ried Miss Clarissa Prescott. a music
teacher of Falrllcld, after a midnight
automobile nde. ilere Johnson War
icn. said to be a millionaire sUi jr
planter of Key West and Havana, to?
night laughed at tho complaint. lie
declared that he was twice divorced
from Mrs. Alice M. Bolonlz Warren,
It was the action of this woman,
claiming to he the legal wife of the
planter, which led to nis arrest at the
breakfast table In a Central Park
wi st apartment, " here he was to-day
taken from Iiis bride by Sheriff Hezc
kiah Blwo?d. of Falrfleld.
Wan an. who Is fifty-throe years
old, and of distinguished appearance,
declared tti.it tie was twice divorced
from tr.e complainant, once In Cuba
and aga'n In Florida, p.oth women
were in the Tombs Police Court when
Warren was arraigned, pending up
[plication for extradition papers.
Mrs. Aslor lit Huden linden.
[Special Cable to The Times-Dispatch.]
Paris. August 17?Mrs. Ava Willing
Asior and her son, Vincent, are at
Huden Baden. Mrs. Astor gave a dln
1 ner party at the Hotel Stephanie.
Among the guests sirere Count Oriotf,
.Mr. Davidson. Walter Delia, Augustus
Ourr.ee, Mrs. Ocorgo Blumenth?l and
I Mrs. ,i. Livingstone.
News of Petersburg
Tim bit-Dispatch Bureau.
6 R,::lngbroek Street.
Petersburg. Va.. August 17.
The following !f a. complete lTst of
the names of motor boats steinst
whom the Inspector of navigation
from Washington, D. C. reported to
the Bureau of Navigation were subject
to tines for violation of the navigation
laws. Some i : these launches were
at different points on the James River
forecast: Fol Virginia?Probably
fair anil ware.,, Sunday| Monday fair,
l or North nuil South < nrollna?(?cu
erully fulr Sumla; uud Monday.
Special Local Data for Yenlerday.
12 iiOon temp Mature . 85 i
3 V Mi temp i i iure . 87 j
Maximum temperature up to 8
P. M. .. .,_ 87
Minimum temperature up to ft
P. M. 61
Mean temperature ... 74 ?
NWtnal temperature . 7S
Deficiency In temperature .,..?. 4
Deficiency in ?? mperaturc since
Match 1 ... . 19-3
Accum, defli ? v in temperature
since Januarj i . 62s
Rainfall la.-t t ?.nty-four hours .. .0 ]
I ? (1 It-ncy in i : rifall since March
In ruinlail sinco
P." it. Yesterday.
I UPOBTAXT CITIES.
tern Standard Time )
.'I J 1_ T Weither.
SO 66 Cloudv
January l ..
T< mpei atui. . is
Humidity . 66
Wind ?dirt ti .-A t:
Wind?velocity . 6
Weather . .Cloudy
Rainfall last 12 ours ..0
(At S P. M E
Atlanta .. .
Atlahti < II
Charleston . .
Kansas City .
LoulsvilK . . . .
= t. Louis .....
St. Raul .
San Pram Ii o
?a; P. cloudy
?iti P. cloudy
so P. cloudy
7 4 Clear
75 P. cloudy
August 20, 1912.
between Petersburg and Newport News.
Ruby Elizabeth. Madge, Irene. Htily
con, Annto I, Rescue, Maria Antlnotte, I
Sot Name. Class 1. Class 21. Casey
Jones, Hazel. Richard The Sixth. Ven- ,
lure Iva, Heien. Mary Lee; Dolphin, '
Florence. Wyanoke. Jaste, and Flor- .
The violation charged against the
owners ot the above named launches i
Is that Of having no whistles, life
preservers, no means of extinguishing .
burning gasolene and no pilot rules. I
Mule of a Furiu.
Judge Timothy Rives and Thos. !
Temple, special commissioners sold at '
public auction yesterday afternoon In '
Prince George County, a traxjt of land !
In Rives Magisterial district contain- ;
lng fifty-seven acres, to Freefaai>
Floyd for $l,65?.
House Front Abroad,
Rev F. W. Moore, pasior of tho
Si'cond Biptist Church arrived In the
city early this morning and will oc?
cupy his pulpit to-morrow. Rev.
M.joro has Jusl returned atlor a two
months trip abroad, during which he
visited Europe. Egypt, and the Holy
Land. He enjoyed his trip Immensely
and Is very much improved physically.1
Deutb of Mrs. E. J. Williams,
Mrs. Ellen J. Williams, aged sixty '
years, died at her residence on Mistle
too Street last night. She hau been
an Invalid for several years. She is
survived by two daughters. Missus
Myra C. and Lula M. Williams, and by :
one brother and three sisters. Her
funeral took place this evening at tho
grave In Bl?hdfbrd Cemetery.
Z T Slate of Dlhwlddle County, who'
it ono of the most successful melon
raisers in the State, shipped a car- '
load of watermelons to Wythevillo on
I Thursday and will ship another carload
I to the .';.nne place on Monday.
Personal Note?. I
Announcement Is made of the en- ,
! gagemcnt of Miss Gertrude May
I Lints, of Dlnwlddlc Cojnty, and Thos.
j E. Slate, formerly of tlie same conn
I ty, but now residing in Charleston, S.
Rev. P. W. Reed, rector of St. John's
Episcopal Church, who has been
spending his vacation at Newport. R.
I., returned home to-day.
James H. Bailey and daughter, Miss
Margaret Bailey, returned to-day from
Colorado Springs, Co'.. Mr. Bailey wan,
a delegate from Virginia to the Na
tlonal Council, Knights of Columbia,
which held their annual meeting this
year at Colorado Springs.
Miss Annie Wakt field, of Richmond. !
is visiting Mrs. \V. L. Davis, in dies- I
Misses Ethel and Susie Williams left
to-day to visit rolatlves in Elizabeth.
Sisters Rosaria and Madeline, of the
Sisters of Charity, having In charge St.
Joseph Academy, have been unexpect- j
cdly transferred to other fields of duty, j
I jj jj^^
Electric Signs are Live
They Stand Out Like
a House Afire
An electric sign advertisement never fails to get the instant
and favorable attention of your possible customer.
It i- a message in the night?a signal from you and your busi?
ness to the public?it is a personal, living, moving sales talk that
fixes location nd w ins and holds-customers.
MANY MAY ELECTRIC SIGN ADVERTISEMENTS
ARE NOW BEING ERECTED BY RICHMOND
CONCERNS -SPECIAL RATES.
j The concerns erecting the signs have investigated and found
I that it pays tu advertise in that way.
And our special sign rate will make the operating cost a mod?
Write, phone or see us for particulars and proof.
Virginia Railway and Power Co.,
Light and Power Department,
Corner Seventh and Main Streets, . - - Richmond, Va.
Coroner's Jury Reports Whitlcy
Acted in Defense of
H : r.. N. C. August IT ?Lav. night. n?ar
Hlinm?. Oils county. Ch?r!<? llurnctt. a
prominent termer* aus killed by his stt-(>
mn, Qeorgc Whitlcy. according to the evi?
dence before the coroner's j.uy to-day, uur
uttt had been drinking and wu beating
Ms artt* tor the second time that night
??'nun young Whltiey knocked him In tr.o
nead with the butt or a gan. crushing hl?
.then emptying a load or ?hot Into
nit stepfather at ?h?rt rang*, Whltiey sur?
Th? coroner-? Jury this afternoon reported
that the homicide uai justifiable and nec
f ?I v in '.i.e- defense of Whltiey** ar.4 his
I'ady Deelen Una Daughter.
Sloueh, England, August 17.?From
Lord Docies's residence the unnounce
? ? t w;is issued to.nicht that Lady
Decles, formerly Miss Vivien Gould, of
; N.-w Vork. continues to Improve, fol?
lowing" the birth Of a daughter to-day.
and that the baby's condition Is all
11.at i ? V.d be desired.
CAR NOT ROBBED
BV LONE BANDIT
Ashcvlllc, N. C, August \~-?Charged
with having robbcJ the express car of
feouihern Hallway train No. IS, which,
hi' claimed had been rifled by a louu
train robber who held nun up a', tho
point of a pistol laat Thursday night, H.
F. Carr, of Marion, ihlt Elate, the ex
press messenger in charge "f the car,
?js arrested by Special agents of the
Southern Hallway shortly aftor mid?
night to-night and lojged In the city
lall pending a preliininai y liearlnff
Monday morning. The ufte.lts making
the arrest refuse to m.V. any ttute
ment In connection therewith, other
than to say thnt Carr denies his guilt.
Jail attendants, however, slate that
the accused has told several conflict?
ing Btor:!e3 eine? his arrest, one of
them belt,* to the effect tha.t "ar.clh
ir man got the money."
Carr's story Thurs-day night waa
thnt he had been held up and locked In
tho express chest as the train was
MEADE & BAKUS
A perfect Tooth Wash and a safe and
rfficicnt antiseptic for sore tnouthi. For?
mulated by the eminent
This wash will do for your mouth and
teeth what no other preparation can. It
is highly recommended and has stood the
test lor 40 Years.
At Reliable Dealers.
25c, 50c and $1.00.
3 Per Cent. Interest on Savings Accounts
The Business Man Who Looks Ahead
Mopes for his enterprises to succeed as the years
A wise choice of banking connections is an all
important factor in the building of any business.
The business man who will ally himself with the
COMMONWEALTH BANK of Ric hmond may
rest assured that he will always find the resources
of the bank equal to any legitimate call he may
make, and that the management of the bank will
take a personal interest in his success.
Young men who have just started in business
are cordially invited to make the Commonwealth
Bank THEIR bank.
12 North Ninth Street.
Assets, Over One Million Dollars.
102 East Broad Street,
Twenty-fifth and Broad Streets,
3914 \\ illiamsbtirg Avenue.
Conveniently Located Branch Banfes