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TO HOVE ON KAY 1
President Purcell Expects Sky?
scraper Home to Be Finished
BANKS ELECT OFFICERS
Few Changes in Directorates
Pol low Annual Meetings ot
All wvrn of tha national hank* In the
?'it v be' l their annual at'K kholder?'
meeting.* yesterday, re-electing lh?lr
directorates, for the moat part un?
changed The annual esfhhfSS of the
offl'-er* submitted at these meetings
reflected a uniform prosperity and
stumped the year just closed oa the
anvil auspicious banking yeai in Rich?
mond s financial history
President John Ii Purcell. of the
First .'salt..rial, said to be the largest
bank south of Baltimore, reported that
Ilm current gross profits for the four
months ending December 31. were
t'Mt 7nj 71 I (educting from this aurn,
dividends paid to stockholders, taxes
and expense*, and losses charged off,
the undivided profits on January I.
Itli. totaled ?V3SI 13
The teport covered only the Opera?
tions of the past four months, due M
tne fact that the consolidation of the
First National Hank and the National
Hank of Virginia became effective
Sep'crater I The report for the first
eight months in ?D was submitted at a
meeting of lti? stockholders of the first
National Dank or. Aug .ft "j
Mill .More May 1.
Col. Purcell expressed the opinion
that the new uu art era of the lit-'
National, in the big skyscraper at
Ntntb and Main, will be ready In the
spring, and that the bank will move
on May 1. The old bank building, he
reported, which was carried on the
booke at MVOOO. was aold for tli&.uuo
prior to the consolidation.
"The four months Just closed have
bean exceedingly profitable." said Col
Purcell. "owing to law very blgb rutcjs
of money and the large 'Jemand caused
by the unusual prosperity of the South?
ern States The volumo of business
on the lust day of tbe year showed
Total assets. |.t>.4?7.<2J ?4 . deposits. $'.4
.?-'7.ii3 32. and loans and discounts.
?14.077 SV- V:
Directors and Otfleera.
following Is the table of directors
and officers of the seven National banks
as affirmed by yesterday's meetings
first .NaMonal Bank.
Directors?W M Addison. R. t.
Cabell. T M Carrtngton. T A Cary.
A. H. ChrisMan. Jr . S Dabney Cren
ahaw. Cbariea Davenport. Oldeon A
Davenport. John C Kasley. O H
1-unstet.. W. M liabllston. fc-ppa
Hunton. Jr.. John M Miller. Jr..
Frederick R. Nolting. John B PlieaaB,
William T. Heed. T. M. Rutherfoord.
K. A. Saunders. Jr., F. Sitterding. 1.
Stern. S W. Travers. James O. Tinsley.
? Rand Wellford. Thomas S. Wheel-;
wrigbt. A. D. Williams, F. D. Williams.
John Saal ton Williams. T. C. Williams.
Jr., John T Wilson. Henry W. Wood
and Coleman Wortham.
Officer*?W. M. Habliston. chairman
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Try us. and you will realize the
advantage. Jly buying your
Diamonds, Watches in.I Jewelry
from us. you save from 15 to 5e
per cent. We tr? the largest and
most reliable loan office.
I .1: Per MoBtk oa Dlamoada.
u niches. Jewelry, etc.
815 East Broad St.
Mala and Belvtdere Mtreete.
The moet modern and up-to i
date Fireproof Storage B i tiding
In the South: vsulta for silver
and other valuables, individual
trunk rooms steam heated piano
rooms, and every other modern
convenience for the care of house?
hold goods. Oet our estimate
oa crating and shipping yoar
farattare. Phone Monroe eat.
The new Victor record* for January ure here, and wr> will be plca?ed
to play them for you at any time. Batst Jams, tbe delightful little
comedienne, Florence Ulnkle. the new "star" of the Metropolitan
Opera, Caruso, Huffo, Schuinunn-Hcmk, Wltherspoon. and a boat of
others have made new records this month Grand opera, popular song*,
band selections?almost any form of music is ut your demand on tbe
come in at any time. We will be giad to welcome you
WALTER D. MOSES & CO.,
103 1.11 I BKOAI) STREET.
Oldest Mualc House In Virginia and North Carolins.
NOTE?Seats for the Benefit Concert of the Sheltering Arms
I re,. Hospital on sale here. Prices, II 60, 11.00 and 74c.
of the hoard . John B. Pureell president
John M Miller. Jr. vice-president .
V* M Addison, cashier: Charles It.
Burnett. \V l\ Shelton. Alex F
Ityland J C. Joplln. O. S Morton,
loin Tyler, and W M Slaughter,
assistant cashiers, and Jam's M. Ball.
[ Jr.. auditor.
Directors?William C. Ctmp. James
, R Gordon. Edgar O Ounn. R II
ilarwood. Luther H Jenkins. Junlus
B Mosby. W J Parrisb. M C Patter
' son. Henry W Rountree, Oliver J
Sands, r.rnmrtt Keaton. T Oarnett
Tabb. Charles ? Whitlock. O C Dula,
J O Scott. S Brown Allen, and O B
Hill Tbe four last named directors
Officers? Oliver J Sands, president;
H W Hountree. vice-president. Wil?
liam <i ( amp, vice-president. O. Baylor
Hill. ?ashier; Waller HoUudav. .ashler.
? and D, W. Durrett. assistant cashier.
Merr hunts' National.
Directors?John P. Branch. John
Kerr Bran-h. Thomas B. Scott. Alex?
ander Haicil'on. S. T Morgan, W. H.
White. Frederick W. Scott. James
Caskie. Blythe W. Branch. Milton E.
Marcus?. James H. Dooley. M. c.
Branch. Thomas B. McAdams, l.egb
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Officers?John P Branch, president;
I John Kerr Branch, vice-president . Jrabn
IF Olenn. vice-president. Thomas B.
.McAdams. cashier, J R. Perdue, as?
sistant cashier; George H. Keesee. as
ns'an'. cashier; O Jeter Jones, assist?
ant cashier; A. C. Baylls. assistant
i cashier. W F Augustine, assistan'
i .ier; O -teter Jones, manager
National State and City Bank.
Directors?E. B. Addison. James H.
Anderson. Hugh Antrim. Preston Cocke.
I James D. Crump. John S Ellett. A. R.
! F.llereon. Horace S. Hawes. S. H
Hawee. William M Hill. Edward C.
Mayo, Edwin A Palmer. William H
Palmer. Granrille G Valentine, K'ewart
. M. Woodward
Officers?William H Palmer, preet
den'. John S Ellett. vice-president.
William M Hill, vice-president; I. W.
Stnton. vice-president; Julien H. Hill.
Planters' National Bank.
Directors?lames N. Boyd. J. J.
i Montague. Morton B. Rosenbaum.
' Richard H. Smith J. P. Taylor, Henry
i W. Anderson.
Officers?lames N'. Boyd. president;
J. J Montague, vice-president; Richard
H Smith, cashier : R. I.atimer Gordon,
assistant cashier; Conway H. Gordon.
a<c?istant cashier: Douglas V. Morton,
assistant cashier. Mr. Morton was
f in '-rlv paying-teiler and was promoted
to the position of assistant cashier in
recognition of faithful service. He has
been with the hank forty years.
Directors?R. Es. Bailey, B. B. Bowles.
F. W. Dabney. E A. Deitrich, James
R Gordon. C. F. Ofimmell. H. R. Haaae
Charles Hutzier. W. F. Kirk. Charles
A Peple. William C. Schmidt. W. H.
s hwartr.schlld. J. O. Scott. W. F
Smith, Moses Thalhimer, Joseph I.ee
Davis, and John Garland Pollard. The
two last named directors are new.
The board of directors will hold a
meeting on Wednesday. January 22. \
ami will then elect officers for the en- '
suing year. I' is probable that the
officers now serving will be re-elected.
Directors?James P. Jones. E. T
Rucker. W. I. Walters, p. P. McCon
DeO, Joseph P. Sadler. A. A. Adkins.
R. H. Bruce D. C Ba?ard, C. T Wal?
ters. H. A. Wells, and James F. Ryland. ,
The last nan.ed director was added to
I*.e board yesterday.
Officers?F. P McConnell. presi?
dent ; A A. Adkins. vice-president: W.
!.. Waiters, vice-president. D. C Bal
lard. cashier: and W. J. Fisher, as?
Arrested fer Theft pt Gsn.
Fred Banks, colored, was arrested jet'er
day at the Clayton Mines on a warrant, in
which be was accused of stealing a Winchester
rifle, tbe property of L W Mann, tbe com?
plainant lie was brought to tbe Henrlrn
Jail last nicht by officer T. W. seay. He will
be gl?en a bearing this mornlns before Mark?
trate s. II. s-und-y. Tbe gun was valued
Woman Gets Twelve Months.
Lucinda Alston, colored, charged with
harboring Rrn Richardson, colored, a fugi?
tive from Justice wanted for murder, was yes?
terday comteSed before Magistrate g. H.
snaday. of Henrlco County and sentenced to
twelve months in Jail and fined S'.OO and costs.
Tbroach her attorney, tbe woman noted an
appeal to ibe Henriro Circuit Court, and was
released upon Vf hood.
Will Observe Lee's Birthday
Invitations have been issued by tbe Busi?
ness Men's Club of Richmond, to s celebra?
tion of the birthday of Oeooral Robert E Lee.
with a buest luncheon tbe club rooms.
AmerVan Rank Bo'lding on Saturday .Jan
eary is. from u to ? o'clock.
On account of limited space, Imitation? are
to members only._
BEHIND W LSON
. ' ?
New President Will Have Sup
port of United Democratic
Washington. January 14 ?Presldent
: elect Wilson s declaration at Trenton
1 yesterday, tbat he will "pick only
progressives" for the work of the new
adminis' ration, brought from Demo?
cratic leaders) of the Senate, to-day the
prediction tbat the new President will
1 have the support of a united D'rao
' cratic majority In the Renate when he
begins his presidential term.
F. Torts to bung together the opposing
el'iif-nte among tne Democrats, with
the control virtually given to the 1 pro.
gressives." have been so far successful
that it is believed there will be no open
break in the organization of the new
Senate. The " re-organization ele?
ment," will. It is understood, yield the
chairmanships of committees to the
i older Senators entitled to them by rank ;
' but will insist upon a full voice in the
control of each committee and In the |
selection of Its members.
Senators Martin and Hoke Smith,
recognized as the leaders of the con?
flicting forces In the Senate both re?
fused to see In the speech of
] President-elect any especial reference
In the situation in the Senate and both
predicted a harmonious settlement of ?
all differences in that body
' I have not the slightest Idea that
' the President-elect was making a shot
at the Senate or at any Democrat. '
; said Martin in response to a question.
He was simply sounding the rallying
! cry of the party to which he, of course,
j will expect all Democrats In respond. I
i don : understand why any Democrat
j should be surprised at the declaration '
I of Qoveraor Wilson that he is in accord
j with th" progressive policies of the day
; I am sure be will find the Democratic
? party in tho Senate solidly with him
in the views he expresses. I certainly
? Know of no dissent from Ihem. The
. Democrats in the Senate will bend ail
! their energies towards carrying out
'? every plank in the progressive pla*
i form adopted at Baltimore. Personally.
1 as a member of the subcommittee. I
! shared in the work of framing the plat
i form, and I feel tbat the honor of the
i party is pledged to carry it out. There
; certainly is no tendency on the part of
aayaay Democrat in the Senate to depart
. from it."
Senator Smith said :
"At least two-thirds of the Demo?
crats in the Senate on the fourth of
: March will be men who for some time
j have stood, for the same line of polities
; whtch are represented In our national
I platform and in the election of Oovei
nor Wilson. x
"I do not apprehend any discord,
however, among the Democrats of the
Renate. J be lieve that ail of tho PnaSO
crats m th* Senate will stund by the ?
President and support the policies re?
presented in his ejection.
"I believe that a harmonious plan
of reorganization will be adopted, prac?
tically doing away with the old hard
and fast rule of seniority, and yet re?
cognizing the- value of the services of
those Senators who have been for a
long time in the Senate."
GIVES IP FEDERAL CHASTER.
I-.n. hburg Conrern to Kc-ome Banking aad
Trust < cmpan*
Spccial lo Tbe Times-Dispatch !
Lynchbur*. Va . January It ?The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the American
National Back, which wa> held to-day. ap?
proved a resolution adopted l>y the directors
two months ago. by ?hieb the bank will sur?
render its Federal charter and will become a
banking and trust company under a .?t?te
charter as soon as tbe change ran be brought
The circulation issued by the Lank is being
retired, none bavins hern reissued by th"
L'nited States treasury since the action of tbe
board of directors.
The %ction to-day leaves tbe city hot four
oatioDla banks, but gives it three strong trust
banks operating under State charters.
MALLORY LINER ASHORE
Heavy Sea Driving Her I'p. but I -
in No Immediate Danger.
Wasb'ngton. January 14?The Mal
lory Line steamship Colorado is ashore
on Northeast Key. Off the coast of
Florida, according to a wireless mes?
sage from Key Wes. to the Bureau
of Navigation of the Navy Depart?
ment to-night. The message sent bv
the wireless operator at Key West
"The Peoria, from Tortugas. report*
Mallory liner Colorado ashore on
N'or'heast Key. in twelve feet of water
forward of her mainmast Went
aground at 8 P .M Monday. Heavy
Ma driving her up. but in no immediate ,
danger Have notified officers of Mal-,
lory Line and Captain O ramble, of I
revenue cutter Miami, who says he!
will start for Tortugas to-morrow morn- ,
Rise in Prices in Richmond.
However. Not So Great as
I' is announced by tbe United State?
Bureau of Labor, in a bulletin juat
i-vied that tbe cofet of being baa not
rtaea so high in Richmond during tbe
> past year as In some of the other cities
Of the country. With the exception of
wheat, flour, hens and granulated sugar.
, tbe advance In prices here has been
less tbun the increase for the United
States as a whole.
While this much consolation may be
indulged in by the consumer, he has
to worry him the fact that there was a
'substantial Increase in tbe prices of
? twelve of the fifteen articles reported
on in the bulletin. In fresh meats
: aaaaetattw tho advance was marked
'The articles In which there was an
actual leduotion in price are smoked
! bacon, smoked bam and Irish potatoes,
the latter staple of life showing a de
cease of 5S.? per cent
This information is furnished the
' sited States Bureau of Labor by the
; retail dealers of Richmond Compara?
tive prices of ten foodstuffs of general
consumption on August 13, 1911 and 191.'.
was as follows:
' Retail Price.
Aug M, IMi. Aus. IS. 1111.
[ Sirloin Steak per lb.
Hound steak " .
I Icib roast " .
I Pork chops " .
Smoked bacon " .
Hani, -looked " .
Card, pure " .
per lb .
Tho percentage of increase or de?
crease in the retail price of M food?
stuffs in Richmond on August IS. 1912,
as compared with August IS. 1911, is
shown in the following table:
Price. Auguit. 1112.
Higher than bower than
Aug.. Uli. Aug . 1911
Hound 4 -a..
Ham, smoked. ...
; I.ard. pure.......
Potatoes, Irish . .
ONANCOCK R OT
CASE IN COURT
Negro Sues Town for $100,000
Damages on Account of
Special to The Times-Dispatch )
Norfolk. Va.. January 14 ?Eight
witnesses for the plaintiff testified at
to-day's session of the United States
Court in the case of Samuel W. Burton. ;
negro, who is suing the town of Onan
aaek for tIOQ.000 damages on account of 1
, the burning of his store and his banish- i
, ment from the town during a race riot
i several years ago.
When court adjourned this evening
ail witnesses for the plaintiff had not
been hea^d. and the testimony will be
resumed In the morning. It is thought
the hearing will consume all of to?
morrow's session of the court.
The plaintiff was the first witness.
He and the others told of the incider.is
and events leading up to the race riot ?
and the destruction of Burton's prop?
erty, which be said was worth tlO.VUO ,
Burton, who is now a resident of Bal?
timore, claims that conditions arc such
in Onancock that he can't return there, j
Several witnesses testified that feel- j
ing antagonistic to Burton exists in the;
Two 6core or more residents of j
Onancock and vicinity are attending
the trial, among them being Leonidas 1
R. Doughty. Tank Kellam. and C.
Waat, who were Mayor, sheriff and
constable at the time of the riot. Tbey
are important witnesses for the de?
The attorneys in the case are Kason
A 1'Anson and W. H. Land, of Norfolk,
and W. Hawkins, of Baltimore, for toe
plaintiff. James F.. Heath, of Norfolk;
S. J. Turlington. Warner Ames. Fletch?
er K. Powell and B. T. Ounter. of the:
Eastern Shore, for the defense.
Will Elect Officers.
The annual c-Itction of officers for the Feds
ration of Bible Classes will be held to-mor?
row night at the quarterly meeting of tbe city
rev night at $.15 o'clock, at tbe quarterly
meeting of tbe city commute*, m the Grace .
?tees! Baaaksl Church. Each class has been .
requested lo send three delegates to the meet?
Following the usual custom new offli <?.-?.
with tbe exception of serretary. will be caosen.
Tbe present officers are: Judge Ernest H.
Wells, prrsident; Arthur W. Lee. Tjce-presi
rir-nt . tieorge W. Watt, treasurer, and N.
Courtice Scott, secretary.
Arrested sn Bench Wsrranl.
Frank Olli was arrested yesterday in a
'.r:v h ?c:,ia' -?ui?d by Judge Scott of the
ll.nriro County ( iurt and ordered put under
Benrico County Court, and ordered put under
bond, which ?a> fixed at |M He was re?
leased from jail Monday by Jmif Scott and
put under the rare of Probation Officer 9yd
nor He worn back to bis old tricks and aft>r
kicking in a few doors sad playing baroc wltb
tbe njraatars m his home begao throwing
fruit at bis wife. She promptly complained
to tbr court and tbe re-arrest of 'he man fol?
Ihr ? teaaaabla 1 realsa?
. nirh etraade? a reef a law aailat tre? tke eatrnact u Halt* a* Harbor bad ?er raertaia.
SCOUTS TO HEAR
REAL SONG BIRDS
Wednesday Club Committee
Will Attend Opera Before
Making Up Program.
In order to bear tbe various grand
(ip'-rj staia with a view of selecting
, tbe best performers for tbe May
rsatlTsl. members af the board of
I governors and music committee of tbe
Wednesday Club will arrive in Mew
? York to-nlgbt and will occupy a box at
tbe Metropolitan Opera House at.
several concerts. J. O. Corley. presi?
des of the Wednesday Club, has been
in New York on business for several
days and has made arrangements for
reservations for tbe club officials at
the operas to be given the remainder
of this week.
While no one of the singers has yet
been engaged for the May Feetival and
no orchestra signed up, tbe offlrers
expect to complete the necessary
' formalities before leaving New York
Sunday. Those making the journey
will be .1. <i. (orley, president, W.
Henry baker, director of the chorus:
, M. T? Spicer. Norman Call and J.
'?Jeter Jones, of the music committee,
and W. H White and George W. Stev
| ens. of tbe board of governors. An
invitation to the entire board was
issued by Mr. Corley, but macy wore
unable to accept.
To Select Chorus Muslr.
It is hoped this year to have'the
i work of the chorus co-ordinate with the
solos to be given by the grand opera
stars, and for that reason the music
committee has not yet selected the
pieces to be handled by the chorus,
lly the time the party rseturns from
New York, the music for the chorus
will be finally chosen. Having given
the mid-winter concert of pure oratorio,
the board is preparing to make grand
opera tbe feature of the May Festival |
For several years the orchestra ot
the Metropolitan Opera House has
furnished the instrumental music for
tbe spring concerts of the Wednesday
Club, and it is probable that tbe ser?
vices of this remarkable organiza?
tion will be secured again for this year.
No contract has been signed yet. but
tbe papers will be drawn up while the
party la in New York.
It is rumored again this year that
Senor Enrico Caruso, the marvelous
. tenor of the Metropolitan Opera Com?
pany, will make his first appearance
here this spring, and while the board
will most probably enter into negotia?
tions for his services, it is feared that
the OSSt of bringing bim here will be
too heavy. It appears more likely
that Ricardo Martin, the tenor, who
has won such favor here in years gone
i by. will be signed again.
The members of the music committee
deny that they have decided definitely 1
upon any of the galaxy of Metropolitan '
stars. They hopt to engage again one
or two of the singers who havo made
I lie metises favorites here, but plan to :
have many stars who have never
gmoed the stage of Richmond.
MADE GOOD RECORD.
Visiting Nurses Paid 1,517 Charity
Visits Durlag Month of December.
The icport of the head nurse, read
yesterday morning at the monthly
meeting of tho Instructive Visiting
Nurse Association, showed that a total
pf 1.517 visi's had been made by the
nnreee during the month of December :
alone. A white Christmas was respon?
sible for unsuaul calls upon the ser
lloee of the visiting nurses, and the
activity for the month was greater,
than is customary. Christmas gifts to
the association amounted to $43 50, of
which sum 120 was spent and the re?
mainder held in reserve for emergen'V.
The women of the Tabernacle Bap?
tist Church made a very generous sect- I
oud annual donation to the loan closet.
Itemized, the report declared that
the regular visiting list for December
included ls3 patients, that 1.262 recorded
visits were made, and 25J trips, which
were not officially indexed, were paid
bv the nurses, a total of 134 new pa?
rents were cared for. six sent to charity
hospitals, thirtv-six supplied for Christ?
mas, and thirty-seven articles of com- i
also be held Friday eight at Centenary Mel -
New Hotel Savannah
One of Most Com?
plete in Country
Opens Its Doors For Bus?
Beautiful Hostelry Opened
on the Site of Old
All the Latest Features and
Historic Oi<l Savannah, Gcorgii, has
added another great attraction ro the!
features for which it has become famous .
and the South is proud to note the addi?
tion of one more great hotel to the ranks
of magnificent hoste In rs which extend
their luxurious ho*p?talitv to the sojourn
cr* in D?oe? leading, cities.
On the site of the old Scriven House j
tbe new Hotel Savannah has just been I
opened with appropriate ceremonies, and j
evervthsng is now in reariinesa for the1
accommodation of tr.r traveling public.
TV Hotel S.ivanruh is owned by the
Newcomb HotH ( ompanv and is under
the personal management of Mr. J. A.
Newromo M N . -::ib r? a hotel man
of snide and (ucreaafol expertence, and he
brings to his new duties a knowledge of
all the departments of the botet bosine
Travrlera are assured that ass efforts will
make their stay in Savannah's newest
hotel a oJeasure long to be remembered.
The Hotel Savannah is one of the
largest hotels in ;he South and is rorn
nkteiy equipped in even, particular
Every department is in charge of an ex?
perienced executive, sad thr hotel pos?
sesses every feature that nukes for the
osaaaarte con af ort of tfet guests. ?Advey
5 Cent Cigar
The Cigar JWi^
7/W Changes ^^W^Mr,
Gives all the Quality, at Half the Price
^pjjjpjjBjBBBjr Try ? Quarter's Worth,
^ ^ ami Teat Our Claims
^j^f^l AO High-C3ast Store? Sell SABOROSO
Kg^l VETTERLEIN BROS.
*mm*m*m*m*mMm- MA1WPAXTURERS, PHILADELPHIA, PA,
Jack Johnson Taken Into Cus?
tody at Battle Creek and
Returned to Chicago.
Battle Creek. Miel . January U ?
.Tack Johnson, the negro pugilist, who,
while en route for Toronto, was taken
from a train here this morning at the
request of United States officials,
left for Chicago late to-day, accom?
panied by his wife and other members
of his party. , The pugilist was in
charge of Bert J. Meyers, a Federal
Johnson is said to have at first in?
sisted that the local authorities had no
right to detain him, but when a patrol
wagon came in sight he left the train
this morning witbout further complaint.
He said he did not wish to violate
any of the terms of the bond insuring
his appearance in the United States
District Court and simply intended to
go to Toronto to consult with Tom
Flanigan. his former manager, regard?
ing a proposed fight with AI Palzer in
Paris. He claimed that tbe latter s
manager had offered to arrange a
tight for $25,000.
Indicted en Several Counts.
Chicago. January 14.?First infor- >
mation of Jack Johnson's flight from ;
Chicago was given by the publication j
in a local newspaper of a telegram from
? passenger who recognized the negro .
on the train. Acting on this, Chirles
B. Dewoody, superintendent of the
Department of Justice in Chicago,
traced the tram on whkb Johnson was
suppoeed to be traveling and wired the
police at Battle Creek to arrest him.
Shortly after his arrest. Johnson
called Superintendent Dewoody by ?
'phone and explained that he had no
intention of staying in Canada or mak?
ing an extended trip He said he had
no thought or violating the Federal
law or Of attempting to forfeit his
Kv.OOQ Federal bond.
Johnson was Indicted several months
ago by the Federal court on several '
counts for alleged violation of the
Mann a^t. and is at liberty on bonds
He Is also charged with smuggling
valuable Jewelry into this country
from F.urope for his white wife. Etta
Johnson, who committed suicide a
few months ago. The latter case is'
Mann act violations are not extra?
ditable, and for this reason Johnson
had no right to leave this country,
the Federal authonties assert. His pay- I
ment on the train of cash fare to
Toronto Indicated bis intent to go to
Canada, according to tbe police.
Many Democrats Join With Re?
publicans in Voting Against
Washington January 14?An at?
tempt to revoke president a Taft 1
recent order placing fourth-class post - '
masters under the classified civil service '
and to remove fron? classification as
? '?tant postmasters and clerks in first
and second-claas post-offices, by ar
srr.endment to the post-office appro
prtattoa bill, failed in the House to-day.
The bill carrying tZTI 4*t 7*1 wa? pas?e,l
The amendment offered by Re pre
tentative Cullop. of I r. Idar*, pee etil leg
for the revo< ation of the rxr
was incorporated In the bill by a vote|
of III to lit
liquor advert wmoats into proMntttoa >
Slates . The pic
piopo>al was vo'ed down
bam*, to pl-i.-e
n.ent to rtreven
the mails of
. The pr_
1 mit lee of 'he whole, and wee
oat of order when the bill ap?
peared In tea House
Tae tsUl shows as increase of eeoet
t? Staate over the postal apses erhalte as
far Use praaaat year du* m part to the
expeaeae of the parent peat
SURETIES MAKE j
Accused Postmaster Pleads
Guilty, and Escapes
With Fine of $100.
(Special to the Times-Dispatch.)
Charlotleaville. Va.. January IS.?""]
Nearly a dozen oases were disposed of
in the United States Cour* for the)
Western District of Virginia, which
convened yesterday morning in thin
city. Judge Henry C. McDowell presid
Chief interoet centered in the case)
against L. O. Davies. postmaster aS
Sherando. Augusta County, charged
with the embezzlement of postal funds.
Sureties for the postmaster made good
the shcr-tage of $370.33, and the accused
upon pleading guilty, escaped with a
9ne of tlO?. It developed that Davien
had been the victim of a series of mis?
fortunes?that there had been con?
siderable Illness in his family and thaS
he had recently (hopped off several
Angers of hia left hand. Being hard up*
he used th? cash received at the post
office with the intention of returning
it. The penalty for hit. offense is two
years in the penitentiary, and a Ann
double tbe amount embezzled. Davieea
of cour.-e, !o.-e> his job as postmaster^,
and the deed of trust given for tha
beneflt of his sureties represents in
value practically his total possessions.
James Ollmore. alias George Browns
a colored youth eighteen years of a gag
charged wi'h burglarizing the post
office at Long Dale and robbing it of
stamps and money to the amount of
$49 SO. was given two years in the Ae?
lanta penitentiary and fined $100.
The following, charged with either
r"- .::ing liquor or illicit distilling, were
dried tlu) and given thirty days in Jail:
Forest Spangier, of Floyd County;
Shade Williams, of Patrick County;
Roy Simmons, of Wythe Countyi
'ames Spencer, of Pulaski Countrl
B. F. Mitchell, of Charlottesville; J.
H. Montgomery, of Pulaski County.
Sunday School Asuoclatioa.
A district meeting of the City Sunday
School Assoclatiot. will be held to-morrow
night in tbe Third Christian church. An es
plaaatioo of tbe poiot system of gauging tan)
attendance of tbe schools will be given hf
Secretary Thomas c. Diggs. A meeting wan
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