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Remember the Sale of Standard Sets of Books.
Don't Fail to See
Our New Shipment of
?as you will then understand the difference between
good Oriental Rugs and poor Oriental Rugs. Rugs that
have been "doctored" with chemicals to add a tempo?
rary brightness are poor investments.
WE PICK OUR OWN RUGS?just like we pick
and choose our dress silks?pick them for their intrinsic
value and permanent wear?and you can rely upon
every Rug you purchase here to be satisfactory.
Special Exhibit This Wech\
Calvary Baptist Church People
Hope Dr. Knight Will
Resolution? unanimously adopted by
a rising- vote of the congregation ot
Calvary Baptist Church yesterday
morning postpone action on the resig?
nation af the pastor. Rev. BylanS
Knight. D. D.. to a congregaUonal
meeting lo be held on We*~nesday
nlght- Dr. Knight has announced his
determination to accept a new field
of labor in ClarksviUe. Tenn., but
members of his congregation here are
still hopeful that he may be induced
Rev. J. M. Shelburn, of Bristol,
preached at the morning service yes?
terday, after which the following let?
ter of ISSlgllilllsl was read
Dr. Knight's Letter.
November 11", 19)12.
To the Members of. Calvary Baptist
Church. Richmond. Vav:
Dear Brethren,?After a little more
than eii--i:t years as your pastor. 1
have decided to offer my resignation,
lo take effect December 31, 1?12, In
i rder to accept tae pastorate of the
First Baptist Churofc, CurKsvi?r,
These eight years in which I have
been permitted to work wiih you bar*
been among tr... happiest years of my
life. I shall long treasure in my
heart th>- ;. .-emory of trie loyalty ot
this church and the love and kindness
its members have shown to me con?
tinuously it .h not an easy thing to
leave a t'ople who In sq many ways
nave lain hold of my heart. 1 snail
always hold you in grateful remem?
I gray that the great Head of the
church will guide you in the paths
af service and succ>Xs an-i make you
to abound more and more in every
goad word and work.
(Signed. RYLAND KNIGHT.
Following the reading of this letter
resolution; wars unanimously adopt?}
setting Jsrta IBs loss which the con
trregatlorx.ar. f 'community would sus- I
t.nn in his rem"\-al from the city, the!
..pprecUtior. of the congregation of his:
unselfish ard faithful labor, and thai
ia view of tht serious and dlffi^ilt I
MTsattaa la which the church would
be placd .-. s.-.eclal rr.efJng of thai
member* hip ?>? rh? church be called I
for Wi dr.es-:..> r.lght to consider the
matter T!. r.s..ut!on does not In
terms presi upon Dr. Knight the wltn-j
drawal of hi.s resignation. In view ot j
his stateir. rr that he f-it rsTIri upon
to tak, up another fled of ial...r. b it,
Ktl forth the conviction, that he has]
tne gifts aasl eawipsaest f? dp an cv. n
greater ??..,rk la this Held, and In?
vites th<> pravers of n.?mhers of the,
< -.?BgreKBt;. Ti ir. So important a crisis I
in the history of (Jm ch :rcl?.
Tr Kr.ight Is well known in Rich?
mond, having. In addition ?o his
church work ???? r: ? sei- aff.itv.e.t
with the work of Richmond College,
with ih?- ( reason ar.J mar.aa?m?-.t or
the Juvenile Court ar.d with ether
BURNS HER CLOTHING
\eara *?????, n S*i IB11 a IS Mart, lire
la ?'all.-e ?tatl?a ? etl.
Wheu !.ej<k S--r a-.T so?^M ln.^s'!
p .-?d ?o,:. . , ? .r,?k, ? ?
ratld-y Miir.s the FTrst lollce Mat.on
?..st<-day xnomtr.c abo.;t 4 or I o.k. n?
f*w*d lhat Marie All-n. a ?-olored pr
on?r. had set fire to h-- eJ..t':-iK Th.'
woman risaaii 1 brr aal . ?
s^rrri'n's a-d Mied th?-r-. or ?>.
' - - i ?it- *d a j -? w
?.Stalled tr sr me u-*;nwr ??? .
.?e-ge?r? SOW'II luU-fcly put t f,
The w/ jnan had *~*a arrested ?n a
bars' ?.f h*tnr df:r.k and di?or
? ?ist ?hat t.er !d?a was r. birrt-r-?
r lotblrg ?hc ' ouid n' t or ?
? ??"???. MAIM *sT. > '<?
JNITED STstTPS DCl?0??TOefy
fZB POSTAL SAVIWLS FUN OS
MAYOR WILL TURN
ON NEW CURRENT
City Hall to Be Brilliantly Illum?
inated This After?
Mayor George Ainslle will throw the
big switch which will flood the City
Ball with eleccric light from the city's
own powerhouse this afternoon at 4:30 |
o'clock. More than 1,000 Tungsten
burners will 'iluminate tne offlcea and
corridors of the big building, which
will be properly and plentifully lignt
ed for the first time since it was j
opened, in 1S?4.
The building has been rewired, and
most of the fixtures have been gone
over, a special line connects with tne i
city electric plant, and on this line
will eventually ?? piaced the Second
Market, the Blues' Armory, the new
First Regiment Armory, the John
Marshall High School, the City Jail, j
and possibly other city buildings, the
City Hall being the first to cerive
act sal benefit from the new power?
house. For years Building Inspectur
Beck has advocated substitution ot
electric lights for the obsolete gas
burners which lighted the structure
but dingily, but only this year was
an appropriation made for rewiring.
Speights Dlnecta Work.
A preliminary estimate was mado by
City Klectrlcian Thompson, and the j
actual work placed in charge of Elec- !
trical Inspector Speights, who has
employed labor, purchased material
ai?d superintended the work. The'
tower, attic and upper three floors,
with the flrst floor cjcrldor and
Mayor's offices with tnelr fixtures, have
been completely rewired The other
first floor offices ere now being re?
wired, and the ba?-:r.er.t :s y.-t to be
overhaul*-.. Within the past week a
large, new switchboard arrived, ana
has beer. Installed by a night force.
The work was of a ehara-.ter that1
tould not be done while the building
was in use. so Inspector HpMjrr.t? put
a force to work late Saturday after?
noon to cut over the switchboard.
The work was completed an-- tested
yesterday aftcrno?, and the various
light circuits found in perfect order.
Further tests will maOe this morn?
ing to insure p. rfect service, and In the
courtrooms, committee rooms, clerks
offices and oth?ir public portions of the
building this afternoon and to-night,
there will be an abundance of light.
Mayor ?o Opes Swltea.
Mayor Air.slie has accepted the in?
vitation to throw the big control
switch at 4:30 o'clock, wnen there win
be present Building Inepector B< ck,
custodian of the city Hail; City -
trician Thssapaoa, F.iectr1<-a; laautctsi
STXights. Superintendent of the Elec?
tric riant E W. Trafford and other:
The re wiring of the bu.ldlrtg. ex
rlastV' <f the 1:-.- To the powerhous
*"?'! cost. *-V, fully . crr.pleted. ap?
proximately "$:.c<)0. ..r something less
than the preliminary estlmat?s More
thaa li.ooo wli! be r*funded from the
sa:- of material removed From
the obsolete fittings of more than
? tn ago, tre building has
arc igbt fa lay up-to-date in its
' " ilxfr.slo-is car.
" for lights, fan
s r.: es ird Mh'r re., llrements. The
' -' :- :? ? a-rd has b?-?-r
?Traw: throagb conduits with practi?
cally r.n ?junage to the bulidtnr
Ralldlng Inspector B-ck spoke last
, nIsM In tr.. btgbeat terms of the
I wo-k of Ml -pe.gv,, ^ having giver.
I a rsasplete art workmanlike pa*.
??Ifc. r Pun.!!.as l? Re l.labted.
Mr. B-'k will ur?? the r.*<-???iry
expenditure f..r rrarsf.rrlr.g the light?
ing of other ritv ?uiidtnar? to the rar
real f-o-n Um :tv> powtrhs?a at as
< *-ly a date as I? practicable.
Mr Berk also ??*?,? th?t when
th- w.f.nr -%? S-tn <-r,.npi?ted are-.
- ^'ifSv* af Ugrt provided, all
? .- a -k la the ItajUttaBSj will be
? Kf night, whoa tt- f>an?rt will
' e vi<?, fr.-e f-.Tees, as
has h' r. tofore l?-?r. ir.e .are
It mill be fully thirty dar? bet?r?
the r?T-trin? of tb? l???rra-rt 'an be
<owrp>t. d and the briillaftea of th?
r.ew Itrh.ta tir-ned ot. the dark Iowas
'^Biors Wh"'? Justice r-rutr hfl af*.
Wierb gj.,,, a?i1 s'.t^rtnteti
??f Street '1-arlrg Hr"y <
have their r ? c 1-j. ?rtrr.
' ter lay *fterrwv-.r. M-eiV-i of ad-ii'
! IWsle r>Ummm i-f f-.nrel? JM '..'.???
?'?' ? ? ?'? i ss the in dlag
I h *?? ander to* asspt ? a ad sbs
I tVor-Ma s Tir>'w-. Ie?aga* ?f Aa?r.
Acting Chief of Police Accuses
Head of Detectives With
Neglect of Duty.
POLICE BOARD WILL ACT
! Offense Is Alleged Failure to
Report Merriman Case
Charges of neglect of duty against
! Captain of Detectives T. J. McMarion j
I have been preferred by Acting Chief I
! of Police George K- Pollock, and are J
j now In the hands of Mayor George J
I Alnslle. The latter said yesterday j
! that he had referred the changes to
! the Board of Police Commissioners, and
they will be acted upon at a meeting j
Wednesday night. j
Captain Pollock last night decline*'
to discuss the matter, except to saT \
that Captain McMahon had not been j
s?ned with papers. Mayor Alnslle.
? said the charges had been given him
i and he merely referred them to the'
j commissioners. Captain McMahon had
no comment to make when seen by a!
I reporter for The Tlmes-Durpatch. j
The specification against Captain
I McMahon is that he failed to report,
to his superior officer that a crime |
had been committed when he learned I
of the arrest of Charles C. Merriman
lagt Tuesday night, after the booy of'
a newborn child had been found burled
in a woodhouse at his home. 1615 West
Main Street. It is understood that
Captain Pollock knew nothing of the
matter until the following morning. ?
j This is said to have led "im to pre-.
fer charge* against the detective cap- I
j tain to the Mayor.
I The body was found buried in the.
woodhouse shortly before ? o'clock
Tuesday afternoon, and the arrest ot.
Merriman by Detective-Sergeants Wl-1
' ley and Kellam immediately followed.
Captain McMahon was Informed over [
j the telephone of the facts. At that j
! time he did not know the name of the
man under arrest, and told reporters)
they would have to get details of the
ease from Wiley and Kella,.- About
? o'clock that night he obtained aj
signed sAatement from Merriman at
the Second Police Station.
Under police regulations, an officer
is required to report immediately to
his superior officer as to the commission
of any crime, ami especially in cases
cf murder and suspected murder.
The regular trial meeting of the
commissioners is scheduled for Wed
nfjday ninjht. and lndicait ons are that
the hearing of Captain McMahon's case
will be gone Into at this time. |
In view of apparent conditions whicn !
have exlste-i for a long while at po?
lice headquarters. It Is beleved to be
likely that the results of ths trial
may be far-reaching and bring about
a long-expected "shake-up" in the
Chief of Police Werner has been out
of town for several days, and In his
absence Captain Pollock has been act- |
ing chief. Major Werner Is expected
to return to the city to-night. It was
said iast night at his home. an<t while
he Is not involved in the case, he will,
probably attend W **: nee day's meet?
Capt8in McMahon became a mem- '
ber of the force In 1891. In 1904 he)
was appointed a detertlve-semeant on j
trial, and January 1, 1505. his appoint-!
ment as a sergeant was confirmed, lie'
was designated actng captain in laos. I
ami the following year he was made
captain of detectives. So far as the j
public knows, he has conducted the [
iflairs of his office in a satisfactory ,
Wh?n it became kr.own yesterday
that charges had been ma<!e against
Captain McMahon by Acting Chief
Pollock it created suppress.-,j excite- i
mtrit amor.g members of the force,
?roilBid interne interest and caused
mach sp'-cuiatlon as to the outcome of ,
the affair. J
Company Waa Flaed.
The SfM impose^ UPon B. H Tabb by '
the Hustings Co-.rt of $25 for non?
payment of lleer.se tax was not against
B EL Tabb as an individual, but against
the Seesthern Mutual Life Insurance
Company, of Birmingham. Ala. of j
whi'-h Mr. Tabb Is manager. :
Commercial Organizations to
Unite in Reception to
All commercial organisations of
Ki'hmond will join in a reception to
?r.- Philadelphia Trade Expansion Com?
mittee, which al.i arrive m Richmond
bj special train to-morrow morning
Those wno have taken part in the Klcn
? ; Booster tours will r>- the. especial
rt "f tl.e visitors, meeting them at
- ?? a .--at. :. ..: ? .A. and escort
- them to the J' fTerson Hotel audl
? ?' *? i-.g ?:? . kji : .-.s from all
BnMTCtSj organiza'.'?r.? arid rep
'ativee of the various trades wUI
ShH - Air.s'.-.e ?.il ?aj.r.s?
. welcome, and Mayor Blar.K-n
? *- ? f 1 r.i.a .? Iphia. will respond,
-wing an informal reception.
'?rs will ?.e provided to take
the vtstfors to points of interest, or
to make special calls la the interim
before t*- ir trsiit )<av*s fr'.m Byrd
on at 11 o'clock A M
Moel I '?k.ng part in the tour.
It Is said. ; -. Bt< ? ? ? .- ... ;, 1 ? f . t-K,
elpl \ wholesale are! manufac
? ? ~i*n t<-..e men will make
I ssTorts la sseel ? been r.r th**r
??*?,? T.'.i.d. aith whom
'hey nave done buetn*?? ?r whom they
known b-. ".rrenr'.r.oen'e Ma.or
? ?? <? r.rv t ? , ? ; ... ?r,.,m
?be I ? U. rough
?? ? <? ? ?? tsssg ptaS
? - M i;<k ". morrow, hav
?d< ? n. ? g a* far as
' ? ur The visitor*
' ?M by a spev lal train of Pullmar,
? Q ? ? ? tI f' "1 from Elbe
i ?? ?" ? 4-irir.g l ? ?
. ' Commerce is ee
? - . I'll ? M croao
? < tee>re?? Hotel m??t
hhg ?e n>i a reeelt will he Ig le ed
'??'??? the city and make e good
FEARS DO BREAK
IH SUFFRAGE FOLD
Secession of South From Na?
tional Body Not Likely,
Says Miss Johnston.
VIRGINIA MAKING PROGRESS
Author of "Long Roll" Encour?
aged With Growth of Move?
ment in Old Dominion.
"As far aa I know there will ba nc
rupture between the delegation* from
the South. West and East at the Na?
tional Suffrage Convention this week,'
said Mlas Mary Johnston last night to
a reporter for The Tlmea-Dispatch,
who aaked for a statement on the per?
sistent rumor thai the National Wo?
man Suffrage Association stands to?
day a bouse divided against itself.
-The. convention witsch meets at
Philadelphia Thursday will be the
greatest suffrage gathering aver held'
in this count: y." said the author of
"The Long Roll" and "Cease Firing."
Delegstea will be present from every
State in the Union, and Virginia will
send about twenty. We expect to make
some changes in the constitution of
the national organisation, but I have
po fear of any serious difference or
Talk af ?rrraalea
Most of the preconventlon talk cen?
tres about a possible secession by a
group of Western. Southern and Mid?
dle Western States. These. It Is claim?
ed, chafe under the restrictions of a
constitution framed almost a half
century ago. and are said to be in
favor of a new national league of their
own, directed in accordance with the
aggressive methods of the States which
have recently won the franchise. Other1
elements are dissatisfied with certain j
exclusive features of the Eastern domi?
nation, and favor a reconstruction on
more democratic lines.
More certain than anything else is
the redrafting of the old sonstituUon
in a number of important points. Among
other things, the convention will decide
a-hether or not the national convention
is to work in the future upon a district
organization basis. A growing faction
demands the political districting of
the country, while the old-line workers
uniformaly oppose the innovation.
Progress la Virginia.
With four new States in the suf?
frage gold, the movement for the en?
franchisement of women has. since the
election, taken on a new seriousness,
and men and women who were former?
ly inclined to gibe now listen respect-1
fully. In the order of their conversion
the suffrage roster now reads: Wyom-'
ing, Colorado. Idaho, Utah, Washing?
ton, California, Arizona, Oregon. Kan?
sas and Michigan. The States control
seventy electoral votes.
"We are strongly encouraged with
the progress of our cause In Virginia."
said Miss Johnston. "With a member?
ship of nineteen three years ago, the'
Equal Suffrage League of Virginia has
to-day twenty-six branch orgar.Iza-i
tions with an active membership of:
more than 1.000. We have the indorse?
ment of various labor organizations,
as well as of learned bodies and so- I
cieties. Our latest branch, the Albe
marle League, was crganlzed last week
Old Dominion Delegates.
The Virginia delegation to the con?
vention, which will be on from Novem?
ber 21 to November 26. will leave at
noon Wednesday. There will be a score
of delegates with a number of alter?
nates. The party will include Miss
Mary Johnston. Miss Eloise Johnston,
Mrs. B. B. Valentine. Mrs. S. W. Meek.
Mrs. Kate Langlev Bosher and Mrs.
Charles V. Meredith, of Richmond: Mrs.
Kthel Neely. Mrs. Walter J. Adams and
Mrs. I.ouise Collier Willcox. of Nor?
folk: Mrs. Stephen Putney, of Wythe
ville: Miss Rebecca Wellford. Char?
lottesville, and Mrs. Janette Fitzhugh.
The opening night of the convention
will be given up to speeches by repre?
sentatives from all the campaign
States, and the annual address by the
president. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw. The
Men's League for Woman Suffrage will
be In charge of the program Friday
The Wisii'i Clab.
Professor Francis C. Woodward will
lecture before the members of the
Woman's Club this afternoon at 4:30
o'clock, his subject being "The Char
aoter of Macbeth." Hostesses for the
afternoon will be Mrs. Philip Talla
ferro. Mrs. Richard Dun lop. Mrs. Ed?
mund Strudwick and Mrs. Herbert W.
Spectacular Blaze on Southside
Attracts Big Sunday Night
IN BUSINESS MANY YEARS
Established Before War?Night
Fireman Hurt Escaping
I The plant of the Menoheeter Board
nod Paper Company, Inc., on the old
canal, near First Street South Rich?
mond, was totally destroyed by Are
' last night, entailing a loss estimated at
not lass than $60,000. Stanley Reed,
secretary-treasurer ot the company,
j said it was Impossible for him to dive
any Idea of the approximate loss, but
that the plant was well covered by
The blaze was said to have started
from a small Are which bad been!
kindled near the boiler sheds. J. W
Glasen, a night fireman, of Highland
Springs, was asleep on the second
floor of the main building, and barely
escaped with his life by climbing from
a rear window, down a rope fashioned
from several 'bags tied together. When
almost halfway down he lost his grip
and fell to the ground. His only in?
jury was a sprained ankle.
Discovered by Watehaeam.
The Are was discovered by O. W.
Booth, a watchman for L J. Smith &
Co. Knowing that Glaeco was In the
building, he ordered a watchman from
the Standard Paper Company to turn!
in an alarm from Box No. 613. First j
and Hull Streets, while he ran to
The flames had gained great head- |
way when engine company. No. 13, re. j
s ponded. When Assistant Chief Raff,
arrived be directed Electrical Inspec- |
tor Howry to turn in a second alarm, j
and engine companies. Nos. i and 7 <
responded. No. 1 truck responded to a |
The City Hospital ambulance, with j
r>r. O. C. Page In charge, was sum- i
moned to treat Giasco, but the sur-j
geon's attention was barely needed.';
Fireman M. R Nash, of company No. 4.
WM slightly hurt about the thigh i
when several bricks from a falUni; ;
wall tumbled on him. He was able tc ?
return to his duty In a few minutes. ,
CeeJd Net Be *aved.
From the start >t was seen that it
was hopeless to save the paper mill.'
and the firemen directed most of their :
energy In preventing the rlamea from!
spreading to the Standard Company's
plant, less than a hundr.-d feet away.
The are was a spectacular one. With
the heavens a rosy glow, myriads of
Sparha flying upward, and the reflec-J
tlon upon the waters of the James
River, the sight was a wonderful one
when viewed from the Free Bridge and
similar vantage points. Thousands of
people gathered to see It. They lined j
the river's shores, the bridge and I
flocked into the Southern Railway
Hull Street and Forest Hill care were
taxed to their utmost capacity In car.
rying the throngs to and from the
1 north and south s-idee.
The blaze was discovered at 9
o'clock, and had burned itself out by
la Baalaeas Many Year*.
This plant was one of the first paper
mills In the South. It was manufac-]
turing writing paper before the War I
Between the States, when it was neces?
sary to obtain water by means of a
wooden pipe line from Holly Sprints
s.'hesterfleld County. It was partl>
! damaged b> tire In IS9?. when the
plant of the Richmond Cedar Works,
adjoining, was destroyed. In ls>9 an
i ice gorge in the river carried away a
portion, which was rebuilt.
The company, of which Warner
Moore is president, is engaged In the
manufacture of paper box boards.
RETURNS WITH TRIPPE
Detective W re a Brians Hotel Maaasjer
Bark te Feee Trial.
Detective-Sergeant Wren returned
yesterday from Baltimore with Fred?
erick Lee Trippe. twenty-four years oW
who faces trial here on the charge ot
grand larceny. Trippe is alleged to
: have been short several hundred dollars
, In his accounts while manager of the
I GuesTsnt Hotel. He left the city
j about two weeks after he had been
I dismissed, and after sr. investigation of
! the books by an expert accountant. Ar?
thur Arrlngton. one of the proprietors.
? swore out the warrant for his arrest.
Of our capital (Sl,Mf,Mf) in silver would equal
thirty ton?, or the weight of one hundred ordinary
piano? or one thousand bushels of wheat. Stock?
holders are liable to depositors for as much more -
another thirty tons- and our surplus of SoM.fot
aives eighteen tons more?making a total of seven?
ty-eight tons of silVer dollars. Looking at this
amount in bulk, and measured by these compari?
sons, it is easy to realise what the protection of?
fered by the American National Bank really means
to a depositor. It is
SECURITY AND SERVICE.
IBe In Line To-Day I
To avail yourselves of our extraordinary offerings in 1
I SUITS, OVERCOATS, RAINCOATS I
It's just a special purchase, but the garments are I
II full of merit and have our usual guarantee.
Suits, Overcoats and Raincoats, worth up to $25.
j Gans-Rady Company
? ' ?? - ? ihi ?
IIP FOD HEARING
I Argument Begins Before Com-!
I merce Commission in Cham?
ber's Fight for Rates.
Argument was begun Saturday. In
Washington, before the Interstate Com?
merce Commission in the case of the1
Richmond Chamber of Commerce!
against six railroads entering the city. I
growing out of the refusal ot these
roads to absorb certain switching
charges. The hearing will be resumed
to-day, and will probably be pursuec
to a conclusion.
The case was formally opened in
Richmond last May, with the examina-,
tion of a ."umber of witnesses before.
Examiner Boyle, of the Commerce;
Commission. The hearing brought out
much evidence tending to show that
several roads named in the bill of com- ,
plaint violated the spirit of the Inier-1
stale commerce act by impoelng in
Richmond certain charges for switch?
ing which were not levied by them in
ether cities where similar competitive'
In the chamber's bill of complaint It
is charged that Richmond manufactur?
ers and shippers are handicapped by
reason of the absorption of the objec?
tionable charges by the railroads in
cities located in the same general field
of competition. Thus, It Is claimed, i
Norfolk, Mcmphla Cincinnati and other
markets catering to the Southern field
are given an unfair advantage over
The specific complaint Is that the
local roads impose an extra charge ot
$2 per car for switching freight from
one road to another, except when such
freight Is destined for points at whicn
the receiving road Is In competition
with the road designated by the ship?
per. Thus, an Industry located in1
Richmond on a skiing of the Richmond.
Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
is taxed by that road $2 per car for
transferring to the Southern tracks
j such freight as Is destined, for example !
I to Charlotte. N- C.?a noncoropetltlve |
point as regards the two roads.
Prior to 1910 this charge was ab?
sorbed by all local roads. The com
I plaint is that the failure to impose a
similar tax in cities in competition with
I Richmond has the effect of raising the
'freight rates from this city and thus
j handicaps local shlppera
?treet Committee to Meet.
I The Council Committee on Streets
j will me-t this afternoon at 5 o'clock
I in regular session. The committee has
j devoted much time recently to coneld
eration of the light and power fran
chise bids, an adverse report in regard
I to which has been sent to the Council.
, A number of matters relating to out?
standing contracts and the progress of
work under the department are to be
i A dlff.rer.ee between the City En?
gineer and the Virginia Railway and
Power Company as to the necessity for
, welding the street car rails on Broad
; Street kt the section recently smooth
| paved, will be taken up.
The paving mm Main Street from Fifth
. to Seventh?an old sore with the com
mittee. since the street has been open
since last Jur-?will also be taken up
Rail welding In this section has been
completed nnd the street restored.
REPAIRS TO DOCK
, Water Transportation to Eigh
j teenth Street Will Reduce
Cost of Material.
A report on the progress of work on
j the repairs to the lock gates of the
j old Richmond Dock will be made to
. the Council Committee on I mprove
j ment of the James River to-night. It
la expected that the necessary dredg
i ing In the lock and about the entrance
I can bo completed in the next f-w days.
. and the old d<x-k. which has been
closed to puM'r use for more than a
I year, will a train ;?e in commission. The
property has been purchased by the
'. city, and will be greatly improved in
I Ite facilities for the uae of vessels
1 drawing fifteen feet or l?sa while the
i wharf erected by the city on the river
j itee.r will rive ?rrp> room for ree
, eels ^ greater draft Removal of the
rook ledee in front of this wharf is
i now in proa-eea. an.l it should be
. ready f?r v?e?.-ls shortly.
: As an Indication of the value of the
I ?!>.? of the City Dock, which the former
' owners proponed te close and AH. It
I Is stated that the contractor for the
; Broad JHreet paving offered the city
I a rebate of 7 cents per square yard
: rhonld the dock be reopened la time
for the brocks brought here by water
to come m barges w> Eighteenth Street.
The long period of closing gf the
has resulted la a diversion of
of the trade that formerly name
here by water. When the Improve -
menu now in pcooTToee are fully eesn
pleted. It has been suggested that a
campaign of advertising of the ad?
vantages of this poet be leaegarated
In order to induce trade to retern.
The regular meeting of ?be Htory
Toners' Leegee win be held et the
SagefeSSSsf T net It ate en Weieeedey ef.
teenoou at S o'clock. A
FOR NEW BATTERY
Believed Quota of Men Will Be
Secured for Howitzers
in Few Days.
? Fifty-two men have so far append**
1 their signatures to the agreement to
become membera of the second batters
of Richmond Howitzers, which It Id
proposed to orsaalse in this dtp. It
is now confidently believed that within
a few days the minimum of seventy*
five men will have been secured, ana
the battery will then proceed to elect of?
ficera. appoint noncommissioned officers,
and present its petlUon to the Gover?
nor and the Adjutant-General for a*
order mustering- it Into the service of
the Virginia Volunteers The work o|
getting nfty-two was done in tan days.
An enthusiasUc meeting of the pro*
moters of the new battery was held
Saturday night at the armory.
Eighty per cent of the signers of the
agreement are former members of tha
Howitzers' Battery, and are seasoned
to the work of a soldier. They will
bring experience to the task. Most ol
them marched to Jamestown and
through the Valley of Virginia. la
fact, the meeting Saturday night re?
sembled s reunion of tha battery of
five years ago. and was a sort of lore
feast. Everybody pledged hla best eft
forts to make the proposed battery 4
fact- A buffet supper was served.
Aeeased of aaeaaltlag Ceadaetar.
I John F. Tlgnor. a contractor, waa ar?
rested yesterday on a warrant charg?
ing him with assaulting Conductor J.
H. Barlow, while on a car of the Vir?
ginia Railway and Power Company.
Tignor la said to have refused to move
to the front of the car when ordered
by Barlow, which resulted in an argu?
ment, and ended when he atruck the
conductor, it was said.
Tas Mack Satake.
Dr. William F. Meroer. of 400 West
Orace Street, waa reported yesterday
by Motorcycle Officer C B. Samuels for
violating the antiamoke ordinance by
permitting great quantities to issue
from his automobile. A Police Court
summons will be issued for him.
Fifty million tons of dynamite were
used in blazing this ocean-to-ocean trait
From New York.$148 and up
From New Orleans.$125 and op
From Key West.lilt and up
Call for illustrated folder.
RICHMOND TRANSFER COMPANY,
809 East Main Street.
j SEND US YOUR ORDERS FOR
in Roils or Boies.
We hare a big supply of MADISON.
MONROE and ARCHER in stock.
Shipments made promptly.
Wholesale Rumba?' and Tmnerg
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We Are Gratified
at the Response
To oar advertisement sulk klag **Roagt>
Dry" Family Washing?oc aft. Oaf
phone csBs us to aew homes every- day.
i Why not add your name to the Bat for at
least a trial?
Phone bs. Monroe IfOi or 1939.
The Royal Laundry
M. B Fl?rsheim. Proprietor.
Ml N. Seventh Street.
!G. M. Co/t "PearT
It is the best at the pricn.
Gordon Metal Co,
The seper that gives Iniriaeat efs
fast 111 a sss at as additiot *> cost,
B. W. Webst Pafer Ca,