Where Merchandise is as Good or Better Than
Presenting Their Opening Winter Sale of
Fashionable Kid Gloves
"Gloves of Quality at Moderate Prices"
REAL ECONOMY IN KID GLOVE BUYING consists not
in securing the "cheapest." but in securing the BEST. The sav?
ing of a few cents here or there is unimportant in the estimation
of all really good judges of gloves. She (the well-dressed Ameri?
can woman) demands the soft, pliant skins; the perfect construc?
tion; the glove that comes from the hands of master makers
directly to her own. She practices perfect economy by paying an
equitable price for a known quality.
Reliability is the Keynote of Our Success?
ful Selling of WOMEN'S KID GLOVES.
The following ' Gloves of Qualitv" WITH A REPUTATION
will be demonstrated to-day in our OPENING WINTER SALE.
The Famous Roeckl Kid Glove
"LAURETTA"?The Roeckl Dollar Gloves; 2-elasp glace kid. supreme in
both Europe and America; >uft. pliant. jH-rteet in symmetry and 1 AA
construction; all size:-, all wanted shades; pair. wl ?"U
"BEAUTY"?The Roeckl Dollar-Kitty Gloves; .'-clasp, fine Lucca glace kid'
only a limited quantity of the>e l>eautiful ^kins an- pnxluced.
They are superior in every particular; the wanted sizes and C[A
shades: pair. ?91?>?sU
"CONSTANCE"?The Roeckl Lcskf Evening Kid Glove?
s-button, $3.00 pair; Mack and white
16-button. Si.SO pair: Mack and white.
20-bctton. $4.90 pair; black and white.
24-button. $4.5* pair; Mack and white
Fown.es' English Kid Gloves
The oldest glove-maker* in the
world, and they produce gloves of
"EUGENE"?FowTtes' beautiful de?
pendable Glace Kid Glove*, in tan:-,
blacks, whites and greys; ? t Zfi
all sizes, pair. wlmO"
"DAGMER"?Fownes' Real English
Walking Gloves, blacks,
tans, greys and white?. JJ^Q
Kid Gloves at 79c pair
Thousands of pairs of soft, pliant
Gloves, in blacks, tans, whites,
greys and browns; an extra 7Q_?
value, at, a pair. ?
Reynier Fine French Kid Gloves
3-CLASP FRENCH KID GLOVES
?Embroidered backs, all
-ize<. black and white. QQ
3-CLASP FRENCH KID GLOVES
? Embroidered barks. tf| JJA
blacks, alb sizes, pair . ?91 *?sU
3-CLASP FRENCH KID GLOVES
?Embroidered backs, blacks, tans,
greys and whites, all
sizes, pair .
REYNIER FRENCH TANNE
In tans only, all sizes,
REYNIER SLEDE KID GLOVES?
Supreme in the glove world. <"
black, tan, white and
CLOSE HALF DAY
Suspends Service This Afternoon
in Honor of Sherman's
?President Taft orders all govera
sneat osVes closed November 2, la re?
spect to the sscsaory of Shtssnaa."
This menage was received yesterday
afternoon by Collector:*!. K. Ixwry, of
the local internal revenue department,
from Commissioner Cabe.l. A like mes?
sage was received by Revenue Agent v\ .
H. Chapman. Every office in in* internal
revenue service will, in compliance j
With tola order, be closed ail day. j
Later In the day Postmaster-Genera; i
Frank Hitchcock authorized postmas?
ters throughout the country to close
their offices to-day in honor of Vice
1*1 saldent Sherman's funeral. The ex?
ecutive order..he thought, while clear?
ly extending to the post-office depart?
ment, save room for the exercise or
discretion on the part of the post
snastars a* to the time of closing.
Mo Mail la Afternoon.
Postmaster Edgar Allan. Jr.. State?
to .The Times-Dispatch last nicht rh-n
la formed of the Postmaster-Genera: ?
order. that he will close the Richmond
post-office to-morrow afternoon. The
stamp and general delivery windows
wUl open as usual this gnorning and
win remsin open until 12 o'clock.
There will he one morning collection
and one distribution by the carriers
In the) afternoon all post-office activity
rxeasH that necessary for the moving
of special .nail, will be /uspendwi
The Treasury Department yesterd;<v
rotlSed all custom houses to close '??>
dar aa a mark of respect to the late
Vies-President. The office of Collec?
tor of Customs. B. B. Arnold, will r>
r;osed all day. In token of the dar
or sorrow the post-effiee ffsg wih fly
PATRONS' DAY IN COUNTY
f**r rsr# Pwatsr ScSkoss rfsd ?nervst T'r..
gisn* VesSevOa) At emeen.
- a :rsa*S Day was observed e-ltr s-jMebie
p^^asnsss hr "mos: of it- nubile i'Wi :a
Htartos Oswnty yesterday Thr afteraoso
vss taken ?p with esrrrisn. t? ?Mch t!>*
aesenal swhtsr. fsv-lacir the sarsats va*
l.? ? caSaVsa la ecbeoi was bsvrtod
I ?.-on Hetarbt? *choo:. ?hi'-?i it or. o* ???
Isrfrrt la the county fai.. d c?l?bra:<- :r*
ev.s:. bet wtli *rr?as? to as so !at?r lr ?
ir.-r.:.-. runter Park 5vn->o; ha* a j.r>or?:a
t>a- reeved attractive *? s ;?rg? c-rr.v- ??
? :?? DaT (a ?f asJnV by ?
r-. silsasT Association t>* th? -
.. ?- man) as a:i r?ot?:r ?? ??.'.?>>
Sj?P-?? of ine Say Is to promote a bett-t
x ??? "-. a-'Uns betw?en t*? H'it'? '
P' r"is en<l tae teachers in tfc> wr- ?
Th. Hi'hmond rftr ocn?w>'.s did as; oberr.?
day y a nrSsy. as nr is '?oxtri ??
nsv. a sSnBaSr OsSsSaaejSB SS she etty der
"V ?*? soring.
?Sve you gsiarshwi'd to put
Qof .war week > esratne;* in
i If not. rcsj hod bevTer make
?*? > oar musu to do so
jsjiTf o <,TATf s Drrn?; Tooy
First Samples From Potomac
River in Hands of Commis?
sion for Tests.
The joint commission appointed by
Maryland. Virginia and the l"nit?-d
States Department of Agriculture to
conduct a thorough Investigation of
the charges that Potomac River oys?
ters are polluted, has taken the first
series of samples from the river bot?
tom and will meet about the middle
of the month again to compar. notes
and agree upon the endings. Samples
of both water and oysters were taken
at regular intervals. beginning at
Pope's Creek, hfty miles below Wash?
ington, and ending in the mouth of the
Before taking ap the investigation
the mx commissioners met un<i agreed
that ;hree sepal ate ami distinct in-!
vestigationa shoild be made before '
the result of the findings were made
public. Each investigation is to be
thorough and complete in itself, but
three are deemed advisable in order
to check up results accurately and
prevent possible controversy after- ?
wards The u..rk incident to eac:. in?
vestigation will probaMy consume,
about a month's time
To saake the he real Igstisa as fair'
and acc-.irate as possible, the three ;
sets of commissioners t.?-k th-ir sam-i
Bsssf of wat?r and Mraises from th
same s;>ots at th.- saro?- time. Kach >
of th.- samples ?ere |at>e|e?] M show'
where it came from, ard no jiams
were spared to make the tests .is .
scientific and free fr^ni entStSe lr.ftu- !
enre as p'ssli... Th-- three sets of i
scientists ure now essjAtsrttsjsj their'
aaalyaes independently an.l in differ
I ent parts of the country. <>niy when
rail have conclude.I their baeterio-]
chemii ai tests will the eesBjxsjsssseeteTsj
I meet to draw up a prelniinur> report.
Although the commissioners expect
j t.I. It' : : ?t !t;v. stiaratior. w i?h
|fS) iw.i ee^ks. not a hint ef what has
' 1-e. n disc overed trill be given out un
' til th? last ?e- -he thr.e tests are made
and the formal findings rep?i?re<t It
! was first StrMsl t.. 1>. snn the in.
ve?t:gat."r. - It) miles SSsksSf \Va>-h
Ir.gto:. and w<-rk the r1\er toward
the taattSl !? :t Jost before begin
1 tiinz the work. <-oTnmis?i"r?rs
agreed to take th- first tests ilf t v
t lea be.nw Washinct'-n and work
.!..? i the river If ;-di tion is found
at "Assay's. ?*r? ? k. then the rlv?r is. of
sasjaws i ..ntamina:. -i fr-.m that point
all the way to W'ssBttsjajtaa
TV.? ? hsrges who- ten to ruin
the oyster in-1u?*rr ..' Maryland and
Virginia eminated from ? Bureasj of
??hemlstry -?f the fr.it.d states Tte
part merit ef Amru -attar*, which pah
|!?h.e.| ?..ne :r.<.r-tr.? atf.. ., I .l|et;n Ir.
? whlrh warn.ng na? giivn thai Pato
I raw River oyster* w-r.- <ianmy reaa
l"o r.linr irt the f.,rm ?.f ?\?|?n rtardlll
at??t h!:.<lr-<l haetrr-.i mere f, tn
I ? present !n the Peitoma? -?j-r*er, stc
i xtlsg te tar aollettn
' The .harg#. a??r? Immediately taken
. . ?h. >i?i? ?fileial? nf snaeyisssi
' an4 Virginia, and after ?U?w oaai ??
!?ree ;.art<?. fr. the ,t- x CT'-d
I ? ismlt the al>a?t; ?-. .? ...mm!?
? ? ?? M h ? ? iM he mane ?p ?f two
I r? r-ee? nta'ivi I can teosjlst an1 one
jhaet t;~ -?r:?t *-..m ? e-h
??pla #f "asuiestliaa te th* net:?vaa
rvae? ra:!c rates*'*-: tart aval la ea
f-eevlte-?? a-lirewiodtrfd .fata ;t
A J Terra!' . . ft
*r r .;r?? . . . : m
? ? .?? . ?v- .?
H t?? w P4ar? ta Jan.
W.: mm Hit Muses *se *?st ta /at: 'or
?!??*? days -.??terti?r as-n-slag la Pe*loa
reset far m? iag a e?ai ? ??r.*?e <aa* aad
a j?a!T at ?..-?? ff*?? a c u?m
fflf TWO ALLENS
Declares That They Are Vic?
tims of a Political
I TRIAL WAS NOT FAIR
'In Sensational Statement Pastor
Says He Will Plead for
?Nrlther Floyd Mr ( laude Alles) re
reived a fair trial.*' deelared the Kev.
Oeorge V?. viel>anlel, religious adviser
of the two condemned outlaws, last
night after a vlelt to the penitentiary.
?Hotn saea were the vlrtlsaa of pollt I
eal Intrigues, aad aelther was given
the fair treatment which the law pro
The foregoing statement was made
by the minister in connection with the
icport that he intended to exert his
:r>rluenee to have the death sentences
? the Aliens commuted to life im?
prisonment. He declared his belief
l f the Outlaws were deserving of ex.
ecutfVO clemency. II" said he was
associated with no organization of
people in Iiis wish to see the death
sentence lifted from Floyd and Claude
Allen, but was workinK Individually to
stir the community to a realization of
the injustice which the Aliens have
"Young Claude Allen, particularly,
fared badly at the hands of the law,"
said Mr. Mclianiel. "The sentiment of
the community immediately following
the tragedy was of such an inflamed!
character that it was obviously impos- I
slble that the accused men should re-1
ceive anything like a fair trial. I In-!
sist that they were not given the full '?
benefits allotted by law to accused;
men. I^ocal politics was responsible
for the whole affair."
Asked for Ministers.
It was nat until Thursday that the;
two mountaineers in murderers' row in
the penitentiary indicated a desire for,
spiritual eonssulation, their sole reli-i
glous activity up to that time having;
consisted of reading Bibles which Major ?
Wood, Superintendent of the Peniten-.
tjary. had given to them. Thursday, j
however, bota Floyd and Claude, seem- i
lngly resigned to the death which thej
law has fixed upon them, expressed a
desire to see a minister, fttlttng par-1
tioularly for the Rev. J. J. Scherer,
pastor of the First English Lutheran,
Church, and the Rev. George W. Mc-1
Daniel, pastor of the First Baptist I
Church. Dr. McDaniel's statement was!
issued after his first visit to the cells
of the condemned men. when he heard
the Aliens' side of the case.
It Is significant In this connection
that members of the Penitentiary j
Board are interesting themselves I?
behalf of the Aliens and seem likely
to Join with Dr. McDanlel in request- j
ing a commutation of Sentence. Al-.
though Sam Cohen and L. I* Scherer, I
two members of the board, are avow- j
edly opposed t*? the execution of Floyd
and Claude Allen, the Penitentiary j
Board *]as absolutely no voice in mat- ?
I ters relating to pardons or coinmuta- j
lions. Commutation of the Aliens' sen- j
j fences rests entirely in trie hands of
I Governor Mann.
All three if these m?n?Scherer,
Cohen and McDaniei?are one in de
I claring that neither of the two men are'
of th? criminal type, that both acted,
in what they thought was self protec- ;
[ tlon. and that Claude especially did as
any young man oif spirit would do in
springing to the help of his father.,
Whatever action is 'taken by the mem-1
bers of the Penitentiary B >ard in this
connection must be taken as private,
In the face of the rising tide of
sentiment. ?lovernor Mann, in whose
i.ands rests the final disposition of
Floyd and Claude Allen, remains s.lent.
Havrlsst faced without flinching th*
flood of appeal!" that soared in upon
him to save lhe life of Henry Clay;
Beattie. the Governor finds thus n ? new
experience. It is believed that he Is
? onvinced of his duty in respect to
the condemned men. and it is not fa-,
.-orable to the cause being prissed. j
TURNED OVER TO COUNTY
Neri? tVantrd in Henrtra Cemty on ( bars*
, of \ ?????>, I
A Enfro mmrd Marion Lee was yesterday1
tarred i.rrr to H~nr)ro County officers by I
Ji.'ice Crutehfleld Sr. the Police Court. Lee!
1? wsassd in the county to anewer a charge J
? .<eeau.t. which 1-e ;.? alleged to have com-.
? I against Far.n:- Bayard, colored, on |
1 - -lay night.
1 Hs%-.r.l ?rumnn's hue^and and several
r n ;>an!ons. learning of the offense, set out j
in a.?r'h of the offender, and. deciding that ;
i - was ill. riian th?y were after, set upon I
him ir-iie the eity. and wou'd hsve h*?t?n
Mn, .;. In an unmerciful msnner hsd not]
palieeasea srrested the whole party. AH j
wer? r- eased hr Jus*ice <~rutc.hfleld except
I.e. ii. was identified by the Bayard wo-1
man a> ::er assailant.
Ne rvMtene?. %n Skew ? nminal Intent ia
As there ?u ni evidenee to shoe criminal
Intent. l:a?rr;ond f?>sby. sixteen.year-old son
??' '?? < H ? v>?t>v. u' East Broad
Rtre?i ?u aoialtted o' the murder of Ern
? a-?- < ..-rd fl':?en veara ..Id. ycater
d?>- a'r- --? on in :h. Juvenile rc-jrt
Csaay aatd r? had no idea ?f injuring ' ar
BM He ha I a r?\.. \er. which h- had takes
'rcrn nla 'ail.e-a r^om. In his P'e-Vet. while
?? ??? ?. icrt with the aea"-n a' TWentv
?..uri!- an! Bread Streets. He der ,r,.d
a as Med atdl a sudden Una- at to fire
h. weajrt.n !!? SaQed the trlas-- wl'hou!
?? '??? ? :r. 'run his per-he; Th? ba,
? : 'h.r..-i?v. r r>th;n* and .n?*red
? tier a ?- :r.
Tii- r^i'-l ???? at first rerard.d h?
r;.?? Ta? ahfotinc t"ok place en October
New Trust Company begin;
Auspicious Career, and Union
ANOTHER ONE OPENS MONDAY
Fidelity Loan and Savings Com?
pany to Enter Industrial
Field Next Week.
Yesterday wrote a progressive chap?
ter in Richmond's banking hlstoiy.
The Klchiuond Trust and Savings Com?
pany, recently organized with a capital
stock of ,l,uuu,uuu, which was over?
subscribed within three hours after the
subscription books were opened, be?
gan business in its new home at 1109
Kast Main Street, the banking house
formerly occupied by the .Natioiu-l State
and City Bank.
Tiie Union Bank added its quota 10
the day's banking history by moving
into new quarters at 11M K?st Main
Street, forimrly the home of tile First
National Bank, now located at Ninth
and Main Streets pending the comple?
tion of its quarters in the magnificent
skyscraper diagonally serosa the
While the Union Bank began busi?
ness yesterday in the old First Na?
tional Bank building, which will be its
permanent home, trie formal opening
will not take place for more than a
month. The interior is being exten?
sively renovated. When the fittings are
complete and the ntw furniture in?
stalled the bank will keep open house
for a day to receive visitors.
Coming Back Hasse.
In taking up permanent quarters at
1104 Fast Main Street the Union Bank
comes back to the old home it left
a most a half-century ago. The insti?
tution began business there m ls6C
The building is one of the oldest in th?
downtown business section. Together
with the old post-office building, it is
one >t tiie few downtown structures
that survived the evacuation.
The plans for improvements call tor
new walls, new ceiling and a new
floor. By the time the carpenters and
decorators get through, the Union Bank
will have one of the best appointed
banking rooms in the oity. The pres?
ent equipment will be supplanted by
Sew Bank Opens Monds?.
The Fidelity Loan and Savings Com?
pany. Richmond's new Industrial bank,
which had expected to open yesterday
at 1107 Fast Main Street, the old homo
of the Union Bank, found it impossible
to get in shape for business, and will
formally throw its doors op.'n next
Monday. The new Industrial bank w.ll
enter a promising field under string
backing, and will make Its appeal par?
ticularly to the wage earner and small
The Fidelity Loan and Savings Com?
pany it, capitalized at J100.Out, sub?
scribed by local business men
Thomas Gresham is presideut. and
Julian T. Wlnfree secretary and treas- j
urer. It will occupy tue building next j
door to the Richmond Trust und Sav?
ings Company, the formal opei.-lng of
Which took place yesterday. Through
a colneldonco, the two banks, both new
institutions and both backed by local
capital, begin business side by side.
Get Many Congratulations.
Visitors and well-wishers came in a
constant stream yesterday to start the
Richmond Trust and Savings Company
off with a gsdspsad. The banking
house opened its doors at a o'clock In
the morning. The first depositor ar?
rived a few minutes later. Congratula?
tory letters, telegrams and telephone
messages poured in all day to the pres?
cient and officers.
Since the departure of the National
State ami City Bank the quart* rs have
undergone complete remodeling, and
the new bank began business yester?
day in a practically new counting house.
The interior is trimmed in mahogany
and the fixtures are ot massive bronze.
The new institution will engage in)
a regular trust company and bank'.ig >
business and enters a broad field, under I
particularly bright auspices, with the |
prestige conferred upon it by the tried i
character of its directorate. The major]
officers are John Skelton WllUams, |
president James G. Tlnsley and K. I* j
I'emiss, vice-presidents, and R- J- Wll- j
lingham. Jr., assistant secretary and j
STOLE CASH BOX
Thief SSSS SSSSol in Taking Money sad Tick?
ets from Street Oar.
The police yesterday be aar a search for a
ma?i ?fco stole the cash box, containing the
day s receipts <?' a Broaa and Main car
or the Virginia Railway and Power Com
;inny The theft oreu-red yesterday morning
shortly before 1 o'clock when toe car was
- g west through Broad Street in
? h.-tge of conductor H. I.. Powell.
There ?ss on.y one passenger, a man.
aboard. When the car reach Hancock Street
Pensen left the plat'onn to signal at the.
rat'road crossing. When he boarded his car
h* was dumbfounded to ftnd the glass recep?
tacle gone from Its stand and his lone pas
?>?r.ger missing. The man evidently had no
Statten*!* in picking it up and leaving tbe
- a i ?hi> the conductor was slgsseiag It
The box contained SS* tickets and about
t'.a in caeh.
Wow It sees So Get ? Mai as
The Ri'hmnn" Howitzers ?!': rerelve the!
e.eetlon returns next Tuesday night at their I
arn..-r-. by sperloi wire. Invitations were 1
mai?d yesterdsy by captain Myers to a |
numt*r of ?:.,;. ;s of the command ssklng
triem to ,'oln the soldier boy? and their
a-uef's at the "e>ct!on party."
"ay He Marked TvssTV
r??aiel Allen, s negro driver, was fin?d fl?
and rows yeeterday mornia? In Police I'ovrt
f-r nt.*trur?1n? street car traffic at Price
and I'uvs! .vtrrets on September JR As ap
I"?' ?o tli- llusrmgs Court wss taken.
"As Good as Gold"
Travelers' Cheques are the moat convenient form
for carrying money on a trip. They are "as good as
Hold" all over the United States, Canada, Europe
or elsewhere. Hotels, stores, banks, railroads and
ticket offices everywhere readily accept them at par.
No trouble to be identified your own signature does
that. No danger of loss you must sign them before
they can be cashed, fit, $2?, $54) and litt denomina?
The American National Bank
of Richmond, Virginia, ,
offers to the traveler this form of
SECURITY AND SERVICE.
-ight Committee Reports Ordi?
nance Reducing Charge From
90 to 75 Cents.
ARMITAGE IN BANKRUPTCY
Contractor for Tar From City
Gas Works in Hands of
deduction of the price yf gas from
90 cents per 1.000 cubic feet to 75 cents
was recommended by the Council Com?
mittee on Light last night 01? the re?
port ut a subcommittee consisting of
Messrs. Melton. Powers and Haddon.
The repjrt stated that after this cut
of one-sixth in the selling cost the
works would still be operated at a
profit, it being estimated that the pres?
ent cost of making and delivering gas
was a fraction more than 72 cents.
Chairman Melton, of the subcommittee,
stated thul SSI the basis of the pres?
ent consumption of gas the cut would
mean a reduction of the revenues of the
city of approximately $$K,000 a year.
Were the price to be cut to 80 cents
the reduction would mean a cut in the
city's revenues of approximately
? 15.000 a year, wlnleh amounts Mr.
Melton believed would be largely off?
set after the first year by the increased
consumption of gas. The resolution
will be reported to the Council on
Monday night and will probably be re?
ferred to the Committee on Finance.
If finally adopted it provides that the
proposed reduction shall take effect
from February 1 next, the beginning
of the next fiscal year.
Armltaae la Bankruptcy.
.Superintendent Knowles reported to
the committee that he had been served
with a notice of bankruptcy proceed?
ings on the part of Charles F. Arml
tage. trading as the Armltage Manu?
facturing Company, who holds a con?
tract with the City Gas Works for the
use of tar and other by-products from
the manufacture of gas. Mr. Kn>wles
said he had been Informed that Messrs.
Parker and Collins had been named as
receivers. He expressed the belief
that the assets would eventually be suf?
ficient to miaet all liabilities. As the
present situation stands, however, Mr.
Armitage owes the city approximately
I4.S00 for tar. the bill running back
over a period of several months. His
bond to secure the city is only in the.
sum of 12.000. Mr. Knowles also stated
that the weels were full and that some
arrangement must be made to dispose
of the tar at once or It would be
necessary to waste it into the river.
The matter was referred to the chair?
man, superintendent and <"ity Attorney,
with full power to act to protect the
Interests of the city, and if found de?
sirable to secure new bids for the
disposal of the tar on hand. The Armi?
tage contract runs until July 1 next.
He has ha?l the contract for some
years, having usually been the only
bidder, and having a ronhiderable plant
at the Gas Works for receiving the
11 uid product.
Taesday'a Election Will Delay Open lag
of Circuit Court af Appeals.
The election next Tuesday will stay
the work of the Fnited States Circuit
Court of Appeals, which Is scheduled
to convene on that day for the regu?
lar November term. The opening will
bp postponed 'intil Thursday.
Between thirty-five and forty cases
are on the docket, the hearing and
disposition af which will probably
keep the court in session until Christ?
mas. Several opinions are expected on
the opening day. Judges Nathan Goff,
J. C. Pritchard. Kdmund Waddlll, Jr..
Henry McI>o,well and John C. Rose will
preside at the present term.
Question of Value of Transfer? Arises la
Haley** < aa*.
E. V.. Hairy, who was eonvirted Thursday
of Impersonating a policeman, was again In
Toiler rourt yesterday morn inc. He was j
stralgned on the chars* ef having in his;
possession two packets of street car trass- j
fers and a punch Representatives of the j
Virginia Railway and Power Company as-1
?k r*d arr&tnst him. Haley estaVlshed the;
fact that th? punch was his property, and'
said he had gotten the transfers from a
former employe of the company. To convict,
him It SrSJ he necessary to show that Haley j
unlawfully had something of value In his;
possession. Jus'ice Crutchfleld reserved hiaj
decision In ord'r to determine the value of,
onpunrhed transfers .
Congressman-Elect Speaker at
Annual Gathering of Men's
Congressman-elect Andrew Jacksoa
Montague will he the principal speaker
at the annual gathering of the Feder?
ation of Men's Bible Classes which,
takes place at the City Auditorium'
Sunday. November 16. The executive
committee of the federation met yea-1
terday in the Young Men's Christian
Association to draft preliminary plana'
for the annual meeting and parade. *
The annual parade of the Bible
classes has come to he a distinctive
Richmond Institution, and rall'ea to Its
lines every year aa increasing num- <
ber of mew The event la aaa ssstsrlan I
Every Christian denomination sends
representatives, and the parade in-,
eludes men's Sunday school and Bible
classes from prectleally every church
In the city ?
Parade SB the % tle ? aeawa.
The parade will take place Sundae
afternoon. November IS. and will prob?
ably start from Capitol Pouare. The
lin* of march, as weil as fhe marshals
who will bare the procession In charge,
will be anaonnced later. The mmm
will march to the City Auditorium,
where the exercises of the day will
The program at the Auditorium pro?
vides for special masse and for the
anneal address, both of which together
will not take more than aa hoar.
Walter C. Mercer wMl bare thargi
of a choir of tad. recruited freta the
various eher r bee. Judge Kl liegt H
Wells praetdewt ef taw r-derstloa of
Men's Mihi.- Oesjees. will preside gad
iatrodace Mr. Montage*.
Between *.#*? and men B*arcb?cf
la the parade last year. The address
of the day wwe ssade by President
Edwin A Als11 sa>a, of the Ualversftyi
er Thslaaa. I
Exclusive in patterns?perfect in workmanship and
fit?exceptionally modest in prices. Right kinds of
hats and furnishings too. And the dependable kind
of boys* and children's suits and overcoats.
Japer Signed by 5,000 Asks
Abolition of Convict
OTHERS TO FOLLOW
Effort to Do Away With
System 30,000 Will Sign
A petition signed by 5.000 eltisens of
Virginia, urging upon Governor Mann
the abolition of the convict labor con?
tract ?ystem now in vogue, was pre?
sented to the executive yesterday
morning In the Capitol, accompanied
by an explanatory letter from K. C.
Davison, president of the Virginia
Federation of Labor. The petition
handed in yesterday Is the first of a
series to be presented to the Governor.
It Is expected that before the last
paper Is submitted the signatures of
Sd.OOO citizens will have been affixed
to the request.
The Reliance-Sterling Manufacturing
Company, of New Vork. is the present
holder of the contravt for labor in the
Virginia State Penitentiary, but such a
wave of indignation has followed its
handling of the privilege in the last
year that It Is doubtful whether its bid
will be considered when the new con?
tract is let Mr. r>av1son's letter fol?
"Richmond. Va.. Xov. 1. 1915. j
"His Kxcellency, Hon. William Hodges!
Mann. Governor of Virginia:
?T>ear Sir.?As the representative of j
the Virginia Federation of Labor, and j
representing the labor organizations of!
the State. I desire to enter a protest1
in th?"1r behalf against the renewing)
or the continuance of the contract
labor system in the Virginia Peniten?
"The abolition of the system haa
been promised to the people of Vir?
ginia on many occasions, and up until
this time those promises have not been
fulfilled, and as the opportunity has
now arrived to make good those prom?
ises and to r*d the State forever of
the eontrsct convict labor system, we
hnpe you will see that there are no
contracts made for the labor of the
convicts of Virginia.
"We desire to call you attention to
the report of the Board of Charities
and Corrections on page SI. which
says: 'If it is contended that some of
our convicts cannot be controlled on
farms or at work on the roads, we re?
ply that if. after experiment, it 'e
found that some of these men cannot
be safely or successfully employed as
above suggested, they can be put to
work inside the walls of the prison in
the manufacture of clothing and other
material used by our State institu?
tions, and thus be made profitable
without being brought into compet'
tion with hone?t labor."
"The .lbove recommendation has
been made by a very proficient depart-j
ment ef our State government, and onej
which we believe had Its creation In a
desire to thoroughly investigate and
recommen-1 Improvement In the unfor?
tunate and criminal cases of the State,
and there is no doubt In our minds
that the Legislature that created the
Board of Charities and corrections did |
so in the belief that their investlga- j
tions and recommendations would n?
profitable to the State, and as citizens'
of the State, wo believe that the recom?
mendations of that body should be car?
"It Is not the desire of the labor or?
ganisations of the State that the
criminals of the State should be sup?
ported In idleness, as has been charged
by some, but we do not believe that the
labor of th* criminal element should be
sold to a private contractor who has
no other interest in the convict than
that of making money from the use of
"We believe tbst the object of the
Isw Is for the benefit of society, snd
not for the benefit of any Individual or
"*We believe thst the eonvicts should
be employed by the State, the laws of
which have been transgressed, and if
'he profits of the labor of the convict
<* in excess of his maintenance, that
the surplus should be used to support
those who have been the dependents
of the convict, and thereby relieve
the State or the burden In many cases
of supporting the dependents of the
convict fr the charitable institut'ons
of the State while the profits of the
labor of the convicts Is tnrned over
to a prison labor contractor.
"There are many or jeetlons to the
eontrsct convict labor system, a* may
he seen from the fart that many States
have abolished the svstem entirely,
ami there ?s no case, to ?or knowledge.
In which the system has been abolish?
ed thst It d'd not give entire satis?
faction to the citizens to know that
the system was abolished, and In no [
case has the svstem been re-estshllsh
ed sfter once being abolished.
"it may be said thst the financial
condition of the State of Virginia will
n?-t perm't the employment of the con?
victs In Its own behalf, and our answer
to that Is to call vour attention to the
fart that the Institutions of the State
require for clothing, shoos snd ssb- :
slstence an a mown t far in excess of,
the smonnt which could be secured !f
every convict In the prisons of tn?
mat* were leased to a private con -
-We de sirs to esll voor sttentlon
to the fact thst Hon. Wood row Wil?
son. Governor of !?ew Jersey, snd the
leader of the nomocratle party, and
the nominee of the rvemocrntlr parte
for President of the rnfted fitstes In
a letter to the President of the Vir?
ginia Federation ef tasbor amps that
The system of leasing; criminals for
vsansfartwrtng purposes to private
?imtis? tars has boon tried in reront
vearr. sad we think the results have
been most nndoetrshle T WS* Clad to
tshe port In the abolition ef the sys?
-Prison experts th? world ever have |
. sM< mass the svstem as Inhuman and
not to the host interests ef the fitste
and they have ossified berets many I
?oafersaees that no greet advance ran
be made In taw llilSlsBsms of the mm* 1
fortunate and criminal clement until
the system is abolished.
"We believe that whenever the State
enters into a contract for the labor of
convicts it abdicates the very position
which gives it the right of relation?
ship as a police power, the position and
responsibility of guardianship over
"We trust that the ijuestlon of leas?
ing tht convicts, which ha? been placed
in the hands of the board by the Legis?
lature, will be decided by your honor?
able body in a way that will be for
the benefit of the citizens of Virginia,
and that the prison labor contractor
will be known in Virginia as a relic of
"We are inclosing a petition, sign?
ed by the citizens of Virginia from
all classes of society, protesting
against the leasing of the convicts
of the State.
"Very respectfully yours.
"E. C. DAVISON,
"President Virginia Kederatlon of
ROBINS A CANDIOATE
May Be Elected to School Board U? beecsed
The name of Dr. Charles K. Robins wtU
be presented before the Joint session ef the
City council on Monday night a* a candi?
date for membership on the City School
Board for the uneiplred term ef Cber:??
fill I SkW. resigned The resignation a! III.
ifutzler U in th< hands of I'rraident Mat*
IkUB H. Adams, of the Board of Alderman.
Th? Joint session has been called for 7 M
P. M . just preceding the month.y meeting
o! th* Board of Aidermen.
Dr Robin* is See of (he best known young
ph>si(Tkna and surgeons fa the city He is
Bftsociated with Dr. !..-?!s H. Bosher la
the erection ot the Stuart *'trc-e Hospital.
Dr. Kobin* has been tor several years a
member of the \ialtlng s:*ff of the City
Horn? Hospital, and has given much ties
tS the building up of that Institution
THREW ORANGES AT CAR
Two Mea Fined SU? for falraage ? ele
bratlon ef Hallowe'en.
Fisher Rtggon and William Quinlan were
fined 110 and costs yesterday morning In Po?
lice Court for throwing oranges at a street
car at Eighteenth and Main Streets. The
m?n were ce'ebra'lng Hallowe'en and ?er?
seen hy Patrolman Kosouett in the act of
throwing the fruit. One of the oranges
crashed throjgii a window of a Main Sittel
car. but fortunately injured no one. Neither
Rlggon nor VJtnian SSTerad an> explanation
of their conduct, and the fine was unposad.
Rtifua BsltS and Harry West, both colored,
wer- each fined H? and en?ts for refusing to
mor. when ordered to do so by Patro!m?n
Berturci and Sims.
Verdlet far SAVSO.
A jury verdict was rendered yesterday In
tht I-ea and Equity Cettfl In the case of
V rtsv-ctsafupo against the Seaboard Air
I_in? Railway Company in the ?um of |y. M
Two Committees la Heesten.
Brief meetings were held last night ef fee
Council Committees on Street ^leaning and
Electricity. Only routine business was
This gigantic engineering feat should
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Special rruiaes from New Orleans,
$125.90 and up.
Special cruises from Key West, $119.99)
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