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AT STATE SCHOOL
Governor Holds L'p Appointment
of Trustees, and There Is
EMPLOYE IS FOR TURNBULL
Watson's Friends Complain, and
Great institution Is With?
Folltlcs, li Is blievod, Is at tho bot?
tom of the failure of Governor Mann
to appoint members of the board of
trustees of the state Female Normal
bchool at Farmvllic, as the result of
which there IS not now a quorum left
for the transaction of business. The
board attempted to hold a meeting at
'the school oh Wednesday at the open?
ing of the session, but failed. Judge
Asa l>. V.'alklns. secretary and treas?
urer of the Institution gave It as
his opinion that no quorum was pres?
Examination of the law Indicates
that tins contention is correct; Th?j
atut?te makes ilu provision that mem?
bers of th< board shall i v.- until j
their successors are appointed and
qualify, out teems to take it for grant?
ed that no Governor would fati to j
make the- appointments within tue
time prescribed bj law. it sets foith
that within six months of the expira?
tion or the teims of office of the trus?
tees, the Governor shall appoint their
successors, subject to ratification by
the State Senate a*, the next session
of the General Assembly.
As to practical results, it is stated
that If the appointments are mad., .it
an early day. therewlll be no serious
harm, since the school can run along
for a time without any action by
IctlVe In Politic".
The whole trouble. It seems, arose
over the fact that H. M Cox. steward
of the school, who Is a Republican,
is active In his support of Representa?
tive Roberl Turnbull for 1 (nomination
to Congress, At least, complaints of
his activity In politics have been made
by friends of judge Walter A. Watson,
who Is opposliiK Mr. Turnbull. Inas?
much as the institution is located In
this county <if Prince Edward, in ihe
western part of the district, which is
Judge Watson's stronghold. his ad?
herents have made It so hot that it
Is believed that school has been or will
be Injured .In Its career of usefulness to
the state. Factional differences threa?
ten to cause trouble.
The appoint no ut of the trustees to
succeed those Whose terms expired
July i, have inen held up by Governor
I Mann, it is uilcged, foi tins reason.
[ He bad Intended to reappolnt all of
them, Including Congressman Turnbuil.
who Is president of the board, but
withheld action when he leaned that
Mr. Cox was actively tor, the present,
representative and upon complaint
; made by friends of Judge Watson.
Much \n- Drawn.
As a usult. charges and counter?
charges are being mad'-. Mr. Turn
bull's ti.<!.;3 say that the Governor
is playing politics Iii -iialf of bis
personal friend und fellow countryman,
Judge Watson, and Is holding up the
appointment of the board for political
; reasons. Adherents of Judge Watson.
On t!,e othci hand, ate bitter toward
the School be'cauii "f thei activity bf
The machlni and antl-machlne fight
als<i enteis at this juncture, Mr, Turn,
bull Is understood to have cast his
vote last year for Congn sstnen Jones
and Glass, against Senators Martin and
SwanSon, although he took no active
purt in the campaign, and, in an inter?
view With The Times-Dispatch, aft-r
t!.. pri.Ti?r'y, he said hi? own tons did
not know how h. had Voted. i<:, t;..
Olhei hand, Judge Watson has been
Supposed to n;iv, the support 01 th<:
mactlln- In Virginia politics, A week
di so ayo, in a card to the public, lie
denied that any such source had any?
thing to du with his candidacy, and
gave hie word of h.onor and his repu?
tation as a man in support of his
May Delay Action.
it la predicted by Mr Turnbuil's
friends that Governor Manu will not
make the appointment until after the
Foutth District primary of September
Zl. He Is now In the North, where he
has beer, attending the Atlantic I.r r
Waterways Convention, and Is not ex?
pected to return until to-morrow night.
The members of the board whoso
terms expired July 1 are: Robert Turn
LaWrcnccvllle; Rev. James Nel?
son, D. D, F.lchrr.ond. C Harding
Walker. Heathsvllle; .1 S Ware, Berr\.
vllie; J. J Owen, Green Bay: .1. B.
Wat kins, Midlothian! These the Uov
"The Best There Is In Sunday
The Deep Sea Adventures
of Mr. Brutus Grouchins
are related by Wallace Irwin and are based on the weird
experiences set forth in a strange manuscript in a jam
jar found floating in the Hudson River. "The Three
Men Who Went to Sea in a Bowl" had nothing on Mr.
Grouchins. If the story doesn't make you laugh, it it
because you don t know how.
A Holiday Adventure
Told at the Sign of the Dragon
This is a story of a big American, a great love and a
little revolution. It is one of those pulsating stories of
sweet passion and fierce hate, of faithfulness and re
venge, thai keep the interest tensely centred until the
great climax. It is a story well worth reading.
The Edgar Jepson Serial Is
Better Than Ever This Week.
Absalom Gommc. the amateur detective with the red
hair, continues his efl'orts to foil the thieves who are
alter "The Gillinghatn Rubies." and incidentally he falls
in love, with the irresistible story sweeps on to an end
that no reader can foresee. A complete synopsis enables
you to begin this story at any time. It's a corker.
And Then There Is Will F. Griffin s Pretty
Poem, "When the Sun Goes Down"
When you gaze into the far-away jeweled skies, after
the great red sun goes down, do you wonder, with the
poet, "what lies past the world's far rim?" Whether you
do or not, you will enjoy the poem. Rea.1 it next Sun?
day in the Magazine Section of
The Keynote is
Not only an artistic simplicity and
elegance <>f design, but in all essen?
is '1 void of complicated parts.
The controlling mechanism is'
simple, easily understood and easily
operated. This mechanism per?
mits tli' performer to concentrate
Iii- attention upon the production
of individuality in expression, and
; thus to obtain uninterrupted en- |
joymeht without distraction of the
mind caused by watching the music
sheet and the manipulation of a
complicated "expression" mechan?
Mad. 2586. 213 E. Broad.
erh?r had intended to reappolnt. savei
j Mr. Owen, who will retire at his own |
Those now members of the board
are George T Brldgforth, Kenbr'dge;:
1 j. M. Crute, Farmvllle; M P. Farrier.
I Pearlsburg; Tucker Watklns. South
Boston; M. D. Hall. Burke: O E. Jor
dan. Pulaskl; j. B. Bot's. Roanoke; J.
1 D. Eggiestdn, .lr.. (ex olhclo).
The president of the school is J. I*
i .larman. under whose management It
trains teachers at what is said to be
I less cost than any oth*>r Institution
i of similar grade In the Cnlted Stales.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Wilmington. N. C. September 6.?
Wilmington, In common with other
North Carolina places, is paying more
attention to the race foi Hulled Slates
Senator in North Carolina than in the
election of Woodrow Wilson. How?
ever, this is probably due to ihe tact
that' it Is conceded that Wilson will
Bweep the State. But Ihe senatorial
question is a live one in this city, and
bids fi-r to grow to fever heat, with
probably much bitterness injected.
Both Oovi i nor Kitehln and Chief Jus?
tice Walter Clark, two of the candi?
dates, have been heard here, and have
developed a much larger following
than had been credited to either,
whether Senator Simmons win speak
or not is problematical, though it Is
said that speeches will be made here
In his behalf. The Senator has a
strong following In this city, and ex?
pects to get a majority, although the
opposition claims to be making heavy
inroads. Th* opinion of William Jen- j
.tings Bryan that Senator Simmons is
not a progressive has undoubtedly In- j
(luenced a number of voters, who are]
strong supporters of the Nebraskan.
The Republicans will hardly place a
ticket in the field In this county this i
year, especially as the party Is divided, !
many of tha leaders having deserted
to Join the Bull Moose party. Iredell I
Meares, of this city, the Republican
nominee for Congress In this district
two years ago, has deserted the ranks,
and Is running as an elector-at-large
on the Roosevelt ticket. The Bull
Moose party will not poll a very strong
vote here apparently, and Will hardly
place a county tlckbt In the field, as a|
convention of the Progressives of this
county called for the other night failed
to bring out over ten members.
Now that the regular Republican
platform has a local Option plank In
it, and the Hon. Tom Settle, who pub?
licly and on the stump opposed pro?
hibition in the State election, is the
nominee of the party for Governor, It
Is said he will get many votes In Wil?
mington, which voted "wet" In the
election, and where there has been a
spirit of discontent for a long time
over the prohibition law. There is
speculation as to whether the Repub?
licans will put out a legislative ticket
In this county, as it is realized that
without a Legislature in accord with
? the local option plank, the Republican
party could accomplish nothing even
hough it elected a Governor.' Bu
this county will eo Democratic, how
ever the political cat may jump
i Wilmington. N, C. September 6 ?
Showing what publicity will do n?'
matter how much such mav be o>
cried as ??hurting the town." ?o-Oav
stands Wilmington's health record
Last year, particularly during the
summer months. Wilmington had many
cases of typhoid fever, tho number of
cases recorded from July 1 to Decem?
ber 1 of that year being 310 cases,
with many deaths. A campaign of
publicity was Inaugurated and rigid
reforms placed in effect. The former
was criticised as being Injurious to
tho city, while the latter almost
worked up a recall against the Coun?
cil of the city, which operates under
a commission form of government.
But the publicity plnn was adhered
to and the Counellmen stood by their
guns, and to-day the rich fruits Of
such are being shown. There have
only been fourty-four cases of typhoid
fever recorded during the past Bum?
mer months, with few deaths.
Wilmington's health department Is
undoubtedly an expensive one. Yet
It has been proven tlutt such expense
was necessary and has really been a
saving to the individuals In money,
aside from protecting health.
TAFT IS PRAISED
Postmaster* Adopt ItcMolutlon? I.niid
Atlantic City, N. J.. September 6.??
At the f'nal session of the'r fifteenth
annual convention here to-day. post?
masters o; Ihe first-class officers
adopted resolutions praising President
Taft and commending Postmaster-Gen?
eral Hitchcock "for his adherence to
the policy to put the postal service
On a paying basis."
These officers were elected: Presi?
dent. ISador obel. Brie, Pa., first vice
president R. K. Webbs. Louisville, Ky.;
second vice-president. George W. Bean.
Tampa. Fla.; third vice-pi es'dent. D. C.
Mavsfleld. Boston; fourth vlCO-presi
,deht N. A. Merrltt. Washington, and
fifth vice-president, John A. Dearsam,
WIDE TIRE LAW IS1
Spotsyivania Man Fined for Vio?
lation Secures Appeal in
STATE BONDS ARE PURCHASED
Sinking Fund Used to Retire In?
creasing Amount of
Through the granting of a writ of
error yesterday ir. the Supreme Court,
the validity of wide tire law? will
be tested In the tribunal of last re?
sort. The ease Is that of Benjamin
Polglaise vs. the Commonwealth, on
an appeal from the Judgment of the
Circuit court of Spotsyivania County, i
it seems the Board or Supervisors!
submitted to the people of the county,1
under an act of the Legislature, the
proposition of a law requiring wide!
tires to be used on the roads, In order,
or course, to keep the highways in
letter condition. The proposition was j
carried at the polls.
Then the board proceeded to make
Its regulations, r- lulrlng tires of cer?
tain widths I.,: certain sized ioads.
Polgiaise was charged with violating
this law in hauling more than 600 ft et
of lumber in a. vehicle with narrow
tirss. He was convicted and fined $16,
He has appealed, and the case goes '
on the docket for a hearing at the!
It Is evident that the defendant In
this ease objected to being fined, or
else that others are Joining with him
to make a test case, since the expense,*
or appeal will be many times the $li
assessed for the offense.
In the petition. l'olglalse claims that
the supervisors had no right to make
specific regulations for the width o?
tires, but should have submitted Us
exact program to the people, for a
general vote. i
PAYING STATE DEBT
Vearl; 92,000,000 Bond? nought und
Itctlred Mine 1MI>-.
Under the State's policy of disposing
of the public debt by the sinkin- fund
method, bonds are being purchased and
retired with increasing rapidity, Fig?
ures compiled by Second Auditor Rose
well Page s,how that from February 1,
1910, up to the eiose or business yes-,
terday?September >i, 1M2?the Bo?rd
->l Sinking Fund Commissioners has
bought and destroyed bonds to the
villi? of $671,388.7?. The total for
Governor Mann's administration bids'
fair to be three-quarters uf a million. '
Inasmuch as the State continues to1
draw Interest on the bonds purchased
and retired, the sinking fund grows
from year to year. The appropriation
for this purpose. In accordance with '
the provisions of the settlement, is
nearly (120,000 a year, and will con?
tinue' at this figure until 1929.
Under the administration of Gover?
nor Tyler, the State bought bonds to
the value of $1,111,500. For the four
years from January 1, 1U02. to Febru?
ary 1. 1906. during the administration
of Governor Montague, the purchases
were $204.600. while during the term
of Governor Swanson they were $;?!><.
400. It is recalled that Gover?
nor Tyler found a large balance
In the treasury when he came In. while
Governor Montague had none to work
Tax Hearings Concluded.
The annual tax hearing? before the I
Slate Corporation Commission were j
concluded yesterday. The only appear
ances were of John P. Stlth. of the
Western Union Telegraph Company,
and of Mr. Marable, of the Clyde
Steamship Company. Neither had any
complaint nor request, but merely
showed up to answer questions. The
Southern Bel". Telephone Company and
the Southern Express Company did not
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They are combined in proper propor?
tion to give the beet results ftir the eiitfer
ent soils for which they are recommend
, We use in these mixtures our Trade
i Mark Brand Seeds, which are liest qual?
ities obtainable, and tested both as to
1 germination and purity.
Our customers report the most satis?
factory results, both as to securing excel?
lent stands and largest yields of both hay
Wood's Descriptive Fall Catalog
gives full information; also tell about all
other Ci-.o . and Clover Seeds. Alfalfa,
Vetches und all Farm and Garden Seeds
tor f ill planting.
Catalog mailed free. Write for it.
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Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va.
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"It costs less?of any dealer"
We'll Have It When We Want? If
Take it on every outing?make sure of passing
time pleasantly, besideo improving teeth?
appetite?digestion. This refreshing confec?
tion prevents you from smoking too much
?offsets bad effects if you do.
It's easy to carry and stays clean until used.
It costs It?S? by the package, but teas by
the box of twenty packages. So buy it
while you*r? near where it's sold.
Look for the spear
The flavor lasts
THINK NEGRO IS
Police Believe They Can Connect
Prisoner With Numerous
The police believe that in the arrest
of a negro, now held as a suspicious
character, a chicken thief who has
been annoying residents in the north?
ern portion of the city hus been cap?
The prisoner Is Lee Robinson, who
w.is caught ly Bicycle Pollcemun Ger
rlnir Thursday night after several
bio. Ks' chase through North Highlit
Street. In Police Court yesterday morn?
ing the case was continued until next
Friday in order to give Gorrlng an
opportunity to get evidence against,
him. When captured Robinson bad I
tw.. chlckt ns with him, which ho said i
he had bought, but was unable to teil !
t'pon Investigation Gcrrlng found
that Mrs. J. L. Richardson, of 806 Kast
Leigh Street, had been robbed of two
fowls, and he is certain that they are
the ones Robinson had.
Gorrltig saw Robinson about mid?
night Thursday in Eighth street. He
obs< reed the chickens, and when he
went to the man to ask what lie. was
doing with them he ran. The officer
was upon his wheel and gave chase,
overtaking Robinson at Leigh Street
It is believed that Robinson can be
connected with several chicken thefts
which have lately been reported to the
Prominent Young Man
Charged With Assault
on Dancing Couple
I Special to i In- Tlraes-Dliipntch.l
Vurfwlk, \ ?., September U.?\\ ar?
rant* tTcre sworn out tu-ilny churg
Ing five young men of this city \>lili
OHMUUM and lintterj on A. MUSCO Bud
tll.s Madeline Bust Ice, daughter of
\\ . It. Cunt Irr. While the) Men
dancing nt Ibe Casino at Virginia
Bench Monday night, The young
???en licensed of making the attack
on the couple arc W. C. Warneli,
Vivian Hodgson, \\. C, Jones, I . it.
Graves und Thomas Hume,
a near-riot look place nt the
< aalno Monday night, Two young
women were kicked nml beaten, n
patleeiuau was disarmed nml heuten,
und several young men fought to n
finish In two or three rounds., Bus?
tle* and Museo claim the attack was
premeditated because of mi nne\
plnlned Incident nt the bull shortly
before tin- llrM attack. The nfTiilr
im? caused n sensation nt ih<- bench,
mid Involves several families in
HAS PASSED AWAY
Counsel for Mrs. Florence May
biick Dies at Virginia
Judge I.eonidas D Terrell, a. leading
figure In two continents at the time ho
was counsel for Mrs. Florence Eliza?
beth Maybrlck and Baroness Carolin?
von Roques, and twice member of the
General Assembly, died at the Virginia
Hospital yesterday afternoon His
death followed a few hours after he
was admitted to the hospital, and the
cause of bin fatal Illness is little
The body will be taken to EmPoria.
Va.. for burial t?-hiorrow afternoon at
2 30 o'clock In tin- family burial plot
Ills nearest relativ,, n sister?Mrs;
W. T. McDonald, bf Greeiiesvllie Coliiity.
Judge Yarrell was a graduate In
law of ib.- University of Virginia. As
a young practitioner he became Judge
of the old county Court of Grcenesville,
serving one term. In 1S90 h? was
elected to the Semite of Virginia,
serving four years. After twenty
years he canto back to the Legislature
?this time to the Mouse of Delegates,
where he nerved in 1910. He was
defeated last year for renomlnatton
front Grcenesville and Sussex Counties,
For yeais Judge Varrel! was Ameri?
can attorney for Mrs. Maybrlck and
WILLIAMS.?Died, at the residence o(
her son-in-law. H. G. Mason, 1 Sil
Fnlrmount Avenue, Soptembor $,
1912, at 1:1S o'clock. Mits. ELIZA?
BETH -'. WILLIAMS, widow of E, S
Williams and daughter of the I itr,
Wllilani Greaher. She i? survived
by two daughters, Mrs. II <; Mason
and Mrs .1. A. Bally, and three sisters.
Mrs. ROsC W. JOll'nStOti and Misses
Fannie an.I Molllo Greuncr.
Funeral from the residence St'N'
nAV AFTERNOON at I o'clock.
Baltimore papers please copy.
her people, going through with som?
stirring scenes In settling her property
rights. As n matter of fact, these are
still unsettled, and he has been re?
engaged In handling matters
conm cted with the Maybrlck grant In
coal lands In Dlckonson County, >n this
State, In his capacity as attorney for
Baroness von Botjues, he had many
clashes with foreign lawyers.
Pr tporlng In his profession. Judge
Varrell a,?cumulated much property.
He was unmarried.
Funeral of Mr. Turoln.
Tho funeral of John O. Turpin. who
died at the Retreat for the Sick Thurs?
day night, after a lingering illness,
will take place this morning at 8:30
o'clock from 101s West Main Street.
The services will be conducted by Dr.
A. Bagby. The body will be taken to
Lynchburg, his former home, where
It will bo interred beside that of his
Wife, Who died tWO \e.irs BgO.
He leaves one sister. Mrs. L. C.
Burke, of King William County, and
two brothers?William 11. Turpin, of
tills city, and 3. Ryland Turpin, of
King and Queen County.
William Ii. Ford, Jr.,
[Special to The Tlines-Dlspatoh.l
Lyhctlburg, Va., September 6.?Wil?
liam H. Ford. Jr., who had been ill for
a long time, died tills morning at S.15
o'clock at tils home, death being duo
to a complication of troubles. He was
twenty-five years of age. and is sur?
vived by his wife, whom he married
about a year ago and his mother.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Keathsvlllc, Va., .September 6.?
Thomas Blackwell, a prominent cltlzei
of lone; Fairflelds, this county, died
at his homo of paralysis this morning
He was a farmer and an old Confede?
rate soldier. He leaves a wife, sov
, . rout; children and a large num?
ber f relative* and friends. Inter
in the cemetery of the hom?
Ilruri I.. Jones.
[Special to The Tlmes-Dtspatoh.i
Buckingham, Va., September *<??
N. v.s has reached here of the death In
Louis, Mo., of Dr, Henry L. Jones,
formerly of this county. Rev. Plum?
mer F. Jones, of Arvonla. and P. M.
Jones, of Shepards. are brothers of
H. L, Jones.
The housewives of Kichmond are the most Intelligent
found anywhere?that's why they refuse to pay more
for other brands, when they can buy at moderate cost
the purest and most wholesome Baking Powder made.
Sold hy all good Grocer*. laiitt on having it.