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DR. WIRT T1SS1N WILL
LEGTORE TG ENGINEERS Inventor of Method of Determining Defect* in- Steel Speak* Here To-Night. ADVISER OP KRUPP WORKS Noted Metallurgist and Chemist Will Illustrate His Remarks by Lantern Slides and Micrographs?Lecture Is Open to Public. . Dr. Wirt Tassln. of Washington, in ventor of a method of determining de fects In Btool, will spoak to-night under ?tho aUBplcoa of the Richmond Society of iSnglneera. Tho mooting will bo held in tho *audltorlum of Virginia Mechanics' Institute, beginning at 8:30 o'clock, Tassln Is ono of tho most noted metallurgist* and chemists In the world. HIb method for testing ntoel hns revolutionised thnt Industry.- It In used extensively by the United StateB government in testing Its cannon and by tho Krupp Ouu. Works In touting the big cannon turned out for tho dor 'maii government. The locturo will be highly technical, and will bo lllustratod by lantern slldos and micrographs. Tho subject taken by Dr. Tassln will bo "Some Causes for Failure Iti Steel, and a Method for Their Detection by InHpootlon and Teat." For convenience the subject will bo divided into tho following sections: Typos of Btructuro In steel; structure Influenced by work und heat; faulty heat treatment a cause for failure; Improper work a cause for fail ure; proper .heat treating n cor rection for faulty work; presence of Impurities In steel a cause for fail ure; tho atructuro or sound steel and tho structuro of unsound Btocl. U'DJBCT OF FIGOttt.IAH TECHNIC A I, INTEREST Thft subject is of consldorablo tech nical Interest on accoun? of tho tyork Dr. Tassln has carried on ut tho Krupp <lun Works, Bethlehem Htoel Company, Maryland .Stoel Company and aevoral Unltod States government yards, bo aides In private plants, including the i'orfl Motor Car Works, and In tho testing of steel rails. - Membors of the Jlallroad Club, tho Virginia Mechanics' Insttutc, .edu cators, engineers, proprietors of shop and shop men Interested In the manu facture and use of Bteol nro cordially invited to attend. ThoURh the talk will bo Interesting and highly instruc tive, It can hardly be snld that It will bo of tho topical or popular typo such aa tho society has Riven heretofore for tho public. ?Dr. Tassln hopes tlint questions will asked of him, aa thoy often bring out points Interesting to those pr<>aent, which might otherwise be pasftr-d over lightly. KAUFMAN AUTOMOBILE , FOUND AT FREDERICKSBURG >V?,r. Mn" *n?1 ?*To. Who Were MnkliiK 1'lirlr Way A'urth, Escape Into Wood?i The iiutomoblle stolon from T. II. Kaufman. 013 West Grace Street, shortly after 7 o'clock Sunday night, ? V.n.M .yesterday afternoon recovered by t-h'ef of Police HoLertFon, of Frrd hrickaburg. a white inun and a negro, tho latter acting aa chauffeur, wore seen In tho car, but when they noticed that thoy were being followed, In creased the speed of tholr car until a bend In tho rond hid them and tlion took to the woods in the vicinity. Thw had been Huccensful In eluding tho r rcdcrlcksburg police up to an early hour this morning. Therorfh no doubt a# to tho 'Identity of thfe ? six-cyllndet, locomobile. Mr. Kaufman and a .Mr. Mitchell, or the Jones Motor Car Company, took un af ternoon train for Fredericksburg and positively Identified the machine. They remained In Fredericksburg Inst night, and will drive tho car back to this city to-day. According to udvlces fro>n Fredericksburg last night, the machlno was but Hllghtly Injured. It is sup posed that tho thieves were c-ndenvor lnu to reach lialilmoro or Philadel phia, whore they hoped to Bell that oar at one of tho cxchango houses. Captain of Defectives McMnlion and Chief of 1'ollco Wornor wero gratified when tho news of the car's recoverv reached niclimond. Captain McMahoii yesterdny telegraphed or telephone every city of any size in Virginia and the larger cities of the Fast, North and South, asking that a lookout be kept for the car and tho partlCK found In it be arrested. He bad a number of cir cular letters printed, and these were to havo been mailed to the smaller cities nnd towns to-dny. Tho theTt of tho Kaufman car was one of the most important of a number which have occurred in this citv re cently. Tho machlno was described as being a seven-passenger locomobile dark blue body, light oak wheels, six cylinders, motor No. 5173, Virginia license 4043. gray atrlped coriluroy lining, carrying an extra tiro nnd bov '?ral robes. Tho car was valued at !5,500. Johnston Cars to 1'rlsou. - Anthony Johnston, who was con victed of housebreaking at the recent term of tho Circuit Court of New Kent County, and sentenced to servo ton yeafa In the penltentlnry, was yester day morning sent to tho State "prison from the Henrico lull, where be was Incarcerated for safekeeping Just after bis conviction. Having broken Jail on one occasion, and having nttompted several times to mnko his get-away, tho county Jail of New Kent was not considered strong enough to hold Johnston. At the Woman'n Club. Miss ,Tean Greonway Trlp^ was tho soloist at the first muslcale of the sfta Hon.'hcld In the parlors of the Woman's Club yesterday afternoon. Miss TrigK. Who is one of the leading musicians in Richmond, has a rich and full con tralto voice, with a great deal of per sonal magnetism and charm. iier hooks were much applauded, and among the several encoros rendered perhaps the most charming was "Annio Laurlo," the artist playing her own accompaniment. Mrs. A. B. Guigon was the accompanist and also chairman of tho- afternoon. ? Tho following program was rendered: I. (a) "Ich llobo dlch" Crion' (b) "Tho Swan" Grieg (c) "The Soronado" Strauss II. (a) "Mlrago" Liza Lehmann (b) "Deserted" Liza Lchniann (c) "Slummir Song".... MacDowell (d) "The Chtoggia Cherry Ven dor" Ileinhold L. Herman III. Gipsy Songs Dvorak (a) "Tune Thy Strings".. .Dvorak (b) "Cloudy Nights of Tatra".. Dvorak Foe's Influence on French Literature. The second of a series of faculty lec tures at Richmond College will be de livered at 4 o'qlock this afternoon in the coUego chapel by Dr. R. A. Stuart, on tho topic, "Edgar Allan Poo's In fluence on French Literature." Tho lecture promises to be one of the most Interesting of the entire series. Dr. Stuart Is author 6f "The Life of Edgar Allan Poo," and Is regnrded as an au thority on French languago and the literature of that country. Observe St. Anilrtu'n liny. The annual corporate communion of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, of Richmond, was hold last night In cole* bratlon of St. Andrew'h Day,* at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. The Right Rov. Robert A. Gibson, D. D., blhhop of Virginia, was tho celobrant, while tho aqrmon was efeaohod by Right Rev. wlllllam Cabell Drown, D. D.. btshop ooadjutor of Virginia. A special mimi cal program was rendered at tho ser vlco by a choir of male volccs. Concealed Weapon. V. Pugh was yestvrday fined tho usual $100 ana costo In the Police Court when arraigned on a chargo of carry ing h concealed pistol on his person. Ordinance Against Littering Up Pub lic Places to Be Strictly Enforced. SPECIAL POLICE ASSIGNED Offenders Against City Regulations Will Be Haled to Police Court. Street Cleaning Department Wel comes Aid of Police. Do you throw waBte paper and chew ing gum wrappers on the Btrcot? Do you tons candy bdxcB or peanut hulln on the flo<5rs of theatre* and etroet cars? Or do you occasionally oxpcc torato oil the wldewalks? [ If you do, then It would be advlsa I hie to bo forewarned, for If the police happen to bco you do any of these things, beginning t< day, or If they should witness a violation of any' of : tlio other ordinances Intended to make j Richmond ono of the cleanest cities In | tlioso United States, then you will be roportod, and will bo summoned to the I Police Court. There, it Is a foregone ! conclusion, you will bo fined from %'2 ' to $10 if the charges against you are proved, for Justlco Cruteliflold Is on tlio side of the police in the endeavor to clean up the city, and will en force the law. ^ * To-day is the first day of the crusade, announced by Major Werner more thun two weeks ago, against cltlzons who violate tho ordinances Intended to pro mote the health and beauty of the city. These ordinances prohibit per sons throwing waste paper In the streets. They niako it unlawful for one to drop bannann peels on tho side walks or in stroot cars. .Ono ordinance requires merchants to sweep the street before their places of business before 8 o'clock in tlio morning. SPKCIAI. OFFICERS TO WATCH roil VIOIiATlOXS "Special men will report to me Tues day morning and receive Instructions as to the enforcement of theso ordi nances," said Major Werner last night. "I have given ample notice that these ordinances are to be enforced from now on, and no excuses will be taken if there Is a violation. Tho police men assigned to the >vork will take tho names of violators and will report them. Summonses from tho Police Court will he Issued, and tho violators will be arraigned before Justice Crutch Hold. "I am determined to lend all pos siblo assistance to the work of clean ing up Richmond and In assisting the Street Clennlng Department. Waste paper, fruit peels, broken glass and the like are not only unsightly, but nre positively dnngerous to pedes trians and motorists, and the practice of dropping thorn at any old place about the city streets must ho stopped. "I think the best way of enforcing the ordinances is to assign several men to tills specific work and let them see to tho actual enforcement. 1 have found thin method highly successful with rognrd to Instructing, citizens as to tho tralllo regulations and In en forcing tho ordinances regarding the lighting of automobiles, so I will use it in tho prosont Instance. Sufficient warning Iuih been given. Now the law Is to bo enforcod, and violatorn of the ordinances must pay the penalty." 1 COIiK WKIXOMKS AID OP POIilClO DKI'AHTMKXT "Tho Street Cleaning Department will welcome tho aid of tho pollco In keeping the streots freo from litter," said Superintendent Henry J. Cohen yesterday. "A moro thorough enforce ment of tho ordinances against throw ing ,rvf use in tho Htrouts audi public jilacAH lia? been urged by this depart ment for years. It will certainly sim plify the task of keeping tho city clean." The crowded downtown strocts and transfer points, said Mr. Cohn, have boen favorite dumping grounds. No street cleaning department, howovor efficient and complcto Its equipment, ho said, could cope with tho task of keep ing these Btreots freo from paper and refuse of all descriptions, as long as the careless public foelb freo to uso them as dumping grounds without In terference from the police. ARRESTED IN BALTIMORE Frank Krlluns 1m Released After Police llrlni; Charge AffnlBNt 111m Accnser. According to ndvtces received froin Haltlmoro last night, Frank Kcllum. twenty-two years old, of this city, was arrested there 011 a charge of violating the Matin act by taking Hadio Glass, twenty-two years old, from Richmond to Raltlmore. Complaint against tho two was made by Charles Glass, the girl's hUBband. but. upon disclosures mado by the girl, Kellum was released and Glass himself was arrested. It 1h said that tho girl told how Bho had operated at a cafe In New York and of her existence In Philadelphia, Baltimore and Alexandria. Glass. It was stated, had two private detectives in his employ. * Captain McMahon, of the local detec tlvo bureau, stated last night that tho case had not heon brought to the at tention of hts department ami that ho knew nothing about it. Little Girl Shot In Koee. Nellie Thomas, a seven-year-old negro girl living at 722 North Twenty sixth Street, was shot in the right knee | yesterday by a rifle. Ambulance Sur geon Stern attended her. He did not think her injury serious. The >?irl was playing in the back yard. A ritle was leaning against a fence, when it was ! Jarred and knocked down. The cart ridge, one loaded with mustard-seed shot, was exploded, inflicting the In | Jury. _______ Parcel Post to Ilclglum. | Postmaster Hfty T. Thornton was notified yesterday\by tho Post-OHlee , Department that parcel post communi cation between tho United States and Belgium had been temporarily suspend , ed, owing to tho conditions which pre vail In that war-ridden nation. ''Such i mall matter as has already been ac I ccpted, or which may l?o mailed through mistake while the order is in effect, will be returned to tho sendor anil tho postage refunded. Full Dresn Drill and Dance. The Richmond Grays' Hattallon, First Infantry, will hold its first monthly full dress drill to-morrow night at Its armory. Seventh and Marshall Streets. Following the drill, a danco will be i hold. Several hundred invltattons havo 1 been Issued by Major T^awronco T. Price, commandant of the battalion, while the Individual members have all i Invited friends and relatives to be present. An cxhlbltton drill will ho given by the Signal Corps, which will demonstrate its field wireless equip ment. Tho drill will begin at 8:30 o'clock, and the dancing will start about an hour lator. i Report Nearly Ready. It Ij probable that the report of tho i State Tax Commission will be ready i for delivery within a week or ton days. | Tho printers have mado good progress | with ,tho voluminous documont. The I roport carries two methods *of dealing with tho tax problem, one of which is tho commission plan, and this other" modified segregation. The impression Is strong thnt the latter plan has tho bfiBt chances for adoption by the Gen eral Assembly at tho special session to be held next month. * Watch Found In Cemetery. " The pollco hold at headquarters a woman's watch, engraved with tho words "Mary Seegar from paronts '07," <vhich was found In St. John's Come tory and turned over to them. Tho owner cap aoeure It from Major yerner hy Identifying it. 6ut ? -reu_ y Ybu I'Ki NEVER.\ ftKtaeSTeo! , IT SlMPlX-lSNT PONE jl ? ANYONE ELSE CARE TO PASS THE HAT? T?>D<vf "THe^ B&GlN COL.C.CCT//H? TH? VN^R- TAVC Also, ^^rrTOPA^ TH6V j. Bfeeirs oou?er?rtG V-XiTwe TA*FOR.* THROW'NC W*5T6 " PAPeR-,EfC, in rA'THS STfceer ?uVV (SR?te%!>lrt>4ao) AM HA I ? V >TH6 ' >r. ? papers! PRINCE ADOLPH VON ZEIL WRITES TO GOVERNOR Curlau* Addition Made to "fins? Flit" of iit??ntlvi! OIHocb?C'lftlmn Ilojr*l HclatlrOW -y ;??<. Prince Adolph A. de von Zell, who Rays lie la n bclua of' tho royal German House of Hapsburg, but spells it "Hnbs hurg" when lio writes English, Is reach ing' for tho ear of Governor Stuart. He has something to tell the Governor of Virginlu. The last time tlio Prince of Zell heard from Virginia the Governor's name w;vb Mann. Tlio -given name of the Oovor-1 | nor the prince knew Zell 1ms forgot ten. v , Ills Highnc.ss has a worry. Ho lives in Philadelphia, but it is another worry that Is worrying him now. He is Ullod with vain regrets because he could not come to Virginia when M. Borden wan at White Sulphur Springs. It was the desire of Prince Adolph to set foot 011 Virginia soil simultaneously with the presence within tho boun daries of the Commonwealth of his highly respected and greatly beloved friend, M. BoVden. llut it couldn't be done. The Prince of Zell presents his compliments and expresses the hope that the Governor of Virginia will un derstand that cloarly Nobody els? understands tho prince clearly, not even vaguely, and Gover nor Stuart will have a ehance at the dltlicult Interpretation if the prince's ; letter ever geta past the "hug" Hie, to ? which It was unceremoniously dls . patched yesterday afternoon by Mr. . Martin, of the executive office staff, olllcial keeper of the archives known ! aB "Chroniclos of the Queer." I Prince Adolph, who Incidentally sets forth that he Ib a grandson of the Kmperor of Austria and a relative of the Duke of Teck, father of tho Queen of England, makes it known in his communication to the Governor that he is "Interested in Canooda, Virginia." Canooda, Vlrglnin, Is as familiarly known about the Capitol as M. Borden and Prince Adolph. The Indlfferenco ' of tho prince toward English orthog raphy leads to the suspicion that ho Intended to write "Canada," and there ; Is further evidence in his epistle giving j ground to a belief that the fact that I Canada is not a part of Virginia is not among the prince's worries. I The epistle of the Prince of Zell, so i far as decipherable, reads as follows: "Philadelphia, Pa.', "Nov. 28, '14. I "Honorablo Mr. Mann,?I am sorry I j could not bo in Virginia State at same ' time M. Borden is in at White Sulphur j Springs, Vlrglnin. ] "I am interested In Canooda, Vir ginia. "Truly yours, (Signed) "Prince Adolph A", de von Zell, N. Y., "Wurtenburg, Germany. "Ilabsburg Prince. 'Austria also my grandmother. Princess Marie Habs . burg, and related to Duke of Teck, England." GOVERNOR WIU SPEAK .. .??-*. ? s Tablet on Old llell Tavern to Be Un veiled Friday Afternoon. Governor Stunrt will attond tho un veiling of a tablet which will mark tho site of tho old Bell Tavern, and has! conscntod to deliver an address on the i occasion. The ceromonles will bo held next Friday undor ?tho auspices of, Dorothea Payne Madison Chapter, N'a- I tlonal Society of tho Daughters of. 1812.; The tablet will bo presented by Mrs. Loroy Brown. Mayor Alnslle will re-! celve the tablet on behalf of tho city.1 Little Miss Anne Faulkner Johnson, j daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Carv 1 Johnson, and John Crutchfioid ? Goddln will liavo tho honor of drawing tho! cord that drops tho velljfrom tho tablet. | Tito Cane Continued. The case against Crlstoll Tito, who keeps a .saloon at 402 West Broad Street, and who Is allegod to have al lowed Robert Tucker and Nathan BowIcb to enter the saloon, they being' under ago, was yesterday continued , until December 4. Frartk Miller fur- 1 nlahod the $500 bond required of Tito for his appearanco beforo the court at that time.' ? BAPTISTS WIN PENNANT A till fiSO Mrmlifr* to MlMHionnry So clvtlea DuHuk Campaign. At a meeting held yesterday after noon at 4 o'clock at the Young Wom en's 'Christian Association Hulldlng, the banner for tho largest number of memberships In missionary societies secured during the membership cam- j pninn, which lias been waged for the past two weeks by various churches of the city, was awarded to the Dap tists. Tho report showed that GSO new membership!} In missionary societies ! had been secured by the HaptlHt con gregations of Ilichmond, 300 by tho episcopalians, 105 by the Methodists, 40 by. the Christians, and 2 by th* English Lutherans, making n grand total of 1,117 new members secured. Keen enthusiasm and a high spirit of rivalry has characterized the cam- j I paign throughout, nhd It is thought ; [ that tho fight for new tnomhers In j I the societies of the various churches ! has been the means of kindling new 1 interest In the organizations. While the Haptlst reported tho largest num- J ber of now memberships, It' is pointed out that the Episcopalians secured a greater number In percentage consid ering that tho actual membership in the lattor church Is smaller than that of the Baptist*. The following program rendered i after tho reports had been submitted nnd the pennant bad been awarded, , j was an attractive feature of tho meet- j I Ing: "Singing Thursli." Miss Lindsay | Powers; "Jap Doll," Miss Ida Deck; i "Japanese Lullaby," Miss Elizabeth . | B. Dlggs; "Chinese Games," "Water-j 1 Ing the Flowers," and "Going to Town," | by eight little girls. Those taking ' part In the program wore appropriate [ costumes, and the program was ren dered in excellent style. RUSH TO FILE STATEMENTS ? Corporations Come Up nt I<nnt Minute to Avoid NfW Wijr Tm, Tlie war tax on stock certificates becdmes effective to-day. There was | a stampede of corporation officers and [ clerks for the clcrk's offlco of the | State Corporation Commission yester- I day to file statements of fresh Issues j of stocks and bonds. Under the law, j Clerk Wilson was supposed to accept papers for filing after the close of the business day, 3 o'clock. At that hour, however, vhls office was swamped with statements offered by corpora tions makljig a last e/fort to evado the war tax. In some Instances offi cers and clerks of corporations neg lected through oversight to file their statements within tho time limit. The clerk of tho commission, however, was disposed to he indulgent. He pro longed the office hours until evening, and all tho statements offered during tho day were accepted and filed. CONFERENCE IN HAMPTON Oyater Planter to Meet State and Federal Pure Food Men. A meeting to which all oyster plant ers nnd persons owning oyster beds In the neighborhood of the town have been Invited will be held In Hampton to-dny, under the auspices of Dr. Hopo, health officer of Hampton, and Stato Dairy and Food Commissioner Purcoll. i Tho Investigation of the oyster beds of j the State, which have been corrled on i by Dr. H. S. Cuming, of the United i States Public Health Service, and in spoetor George W. Taylor, of the State Dairy and Food Commission, will ho carefully considered. Commissioner Pilroell leaves for Hampton this morn ing to attend tho meeting. Ho stated yesterday that there have been no morn bcda'Trcported as Infected in 'Hamptbn Creek. * Cruelty 4a Animnla. ' The annual meotlng of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty, to Animals will be hold this afternoon at 5 o'clock In Room 630, Jefferson Hotel. All members of tho society are asked to be present The principal business will he the filing of the an nual ruport of Eminctt C. Taylor, ft. P. C. A. agent. AUTOMOBILES FOR POSTAL COLLECTION SERVICE Klve Handsomely-Painted Car* Arrive* ?nd Will He l*nt Into Unt ?>????? ?? T*-nkyt' " Five automobiles for the use of the collection servlco will bo nut In opera tion to-day nt the Richmond post office, supplanting tlio 'horse-drawn vehicles which have boon used here tofore. Tho machines were delivered by tho contractor yesterday, and will BO Into service at once. Their pres* ' once will ^e of great assistance in handling tho holiday rush, as the addl i tion of sixteen tulles of territory I through annexation is a big problem ! to be faced by the local postal officials. ' Allan 8. Wright, aon of Captain Alexander B. Wright, of the' Third Police District, Is furnishing tho ma | chines to tho government. Under llln contract he will keep the cars in first*' i class running condition, will do all re* 'pairs and furnish oil ? and gasolene. Tho collection clfrks will act as chauf feurs. While the contract was orlg I Inally talten out for one year, It will run until Juno 1, 1917. The govern* mcnt will pay $98 a month for tho use of each machine. Tho cars were delivered to Postmas ter Hay T. Thornton yesterday. They > present a very attraotlve appearance. Tho automobiles are of tho averago slxe used for delivery purposes. T.ho bodies are painted blnck, with dark ! preen trlmininKS. The lettering on the j sides, "United States Mall," and tho number of the car Is In gold. The run ning pear is painted a bright red. ? Only collections will be made with tliOBO automobiles. Tliey will supplant six liorso-drawn wagons, and will be able to cover twice as much ground j each day. Tho post-office already has several small three-wheeled motor cais for ust of the nnruoi t. ? partinent In Its collections. The screon I wagon service, used In transferrins mall between tho main office and rail way stations, will not be affected by I the change The arrival of the new automobiles so quickly was a surprise to Postmas ter Thornton. The contract was only awarded three weeks ago, and he hard ly expected that the maclitiics could be built, painted and ready for scrvico i on such short notice. Will Hold Annnnl Meeting. The annual meeting of the Associated Churitles will bo held to-niuht at 8 o'clock In the auditorium of tho Cham ber of Commerce. Plans for tho winter campaign to relieve the sufferings of the poor and needy of the city will be taken up and officers for the ensuing year elected". DOES YOUR HAIR SHOW YOUR AGE? Of course white hair and gray always suggest age. but often faded, dull and brittle locks m&ko us think oven young people are old, whllo a lustrous, heavy head of hair Is naturally associated with youth fulness and forccs us to credit Its owner with being young. Perfectly healthy hair Is always boautlfylng, and Is very easily acquired If proper care Is given to the hair und scalp. In washing the lmlr it Is not ad visable to use a makeshift, but al ways use a preparation made for shampodlhg only. You can enjoy the best that Is known, for about throo cents a shampoo by getting a packago of canthrox from your druggist; dissolve a teaspoonful In | a cup.of hot water and your ahain- '.I poo is' roady. After Its uso the hair dries rapidly with' uniform color. .Dandruff, excess oil and dirt are dissolved and entirely disappear. Your hair will bo so fluffy that It will look much heavier than It is. i 7t% lustre and aoftnoas will also de light you, while the stimulated scalp gains the health whloh In- j surcs hair growth.?Adv. NEW MOVE IS MM ROLLING STOCK FI6HT City Attorney Files . Proceedings Against Kail roads With State Corporation Commission. MANY TAPERS MUST BE SERVED Supervisors of All Counties Through Which Railways Run Must Be Notified?-City Now Fighting New Law From Three Angles. Tho Individual attack of the city of Richmond on tiio rolling stock law. which deprlvos tho city of numerous rovonuop heretofore accruing from the j tax on rolling stock of tho different railroad and railway corporations, was oxtonded to a third point yesterday. Colonel Georgo Wayne Anderson, As sistant City Attorney, filed six sepa I rate petitions with the Stato Corpora 1 tion Commission, challenging tho valid ity of the new law. The corporations hanied as defend ants In the different potltions nru the Chesapeake Bay Hallway Company, ChesapeakoMnd Ohio, Virginia Itallway and Hower Company, Richmond, Fred ericksburg and Potomac, Southern Hallway and Richmond and Rappahan nock. By direction of the commission, Clerk Richard T. Wilson began Imme diately Issuing the orders calling upon the corporations Involved to appear at a hearing to bo glvon January r>. Tho iiiHuancc of these orders is a formidable task. Clerk Wilson will have to attach his signature to uhout 1,500 papers. Alit, COUNTY OFFICIALS " . MUST UK NOTIFIED These papers are to bo served on members of the Boards of Supervisors, treasurers, members of school boards and other State and county officers In the territory through which each of tho railroad and railway companies' lines passes. Besides the original sum mons, the clerk must sign an attosted copy of the summons and other papers portalnlng to tho proceedings before the papors In the dtffcront eases can bo served on the defendants. The city of Richmond is now attack ing the new law from throe battle grounds, namely, the City Circuit Court, tho Law and Equity Court and the Stato Corporation CommiBBlop. An In junction was obtained-a week ago from the judge of tho Law and Equity Court, which ties up temporarily tho payment of rolling stock taxes to county or Stnto officers. Whatever tho result of the proceed ings now pending In tho courts, It Is regarded as a foregone conclusion that tho fight against tho rolling stock tax law will he eventually carried to tho Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia for definite Adjudication, BONDS OF NO VALUE Mrs. Simmons, of Oklahoma, Appeal* to Governor n? to Confederate Securities. Second Auditor Roftowall Page yes terday made a report to Governor j Stuart on tha result, of his examination of certain bonds of the Confederate States of America, a large* quantity of which are held by Mrs. C. D. Simmons, of Oklahoma City. The ri\port throws cold water on the fond hopes of Mrs. Simmons, whoso request for an ap praisement of the bonds she holds In Holiday Gifts Should bo something that can bo used?Something to weai1 or embellish the home. Gpld Or Silver is always acceptable? always pleasing. Our extensive stook is re plete with pretty articles for every purpose. All the newest or antique patterns. A few gift* suggestions. iC Women's Handaomo Watch p Bracelets. I Women's Gold-Filled Exten w slon Watch Bracelets. ^ Women's Solid Gold Watches. ^ Men's Solid Gold Watches. ? \ | ? Henry Cohen * 707 R. Main Street. fj ^//^v\v\\w//////aw////#A YOU WILL SAVE MONEY If you purchase your Heater or R&nge at this store. Every one set up by experi enced men* ?SUJ^WX&6rt3l dlcates that she expected to convert tht-m Into cash. ? Specimens of tho Confederate State." bond issue wore sent to tho Governor, who referred the matter ta Mr. Page. Second Auditor Page's reply to the Governor's inquiry is as follows: "I shall take pleasure in answering tho question of Mrs. C. I). Simmons, of Oklahoma City, with reference to the value of old Confederate bonds, sub mitted to me by your ofllce by letter of November 27. '?It' will perhaps not surprise you when I Bay that Mrs. Simmons is being informed that theso bonds went up at Appomattox, and there Is prohibition as tc the payment of them In both our Federal and State Constitutions." MOTOR CAR BURNS Fire Destroys Hudson Automobile Be longing to J. \V. llrlfcs*. A handsome Hudson touring car, the property ot J. W. Brlggs, of the Arm of Johnson & Brlggs, Mutual Build ing, was Sunday night destroyed by Are on Broad Street Road, some dls tanco from West Street. The car was being driven by George Brlggs at the tlmo It caught fire, and, as he had no moans of lighting it, he was obliged to stand by helploss to prevent the de struction of hla cousin's property. Tho burned fragments of the ma chine were discovered on the road early yesterday by a mounted policeman. He was unable to learn any details of the fire from persons in the neighborhood, and communicated with police head quarters, giving thom the number of tho license tag. Bcrtillon Operator Toler succeeded In tracing tho car to Brlggs and In securing the details ot the fire. Brlggs was unablo to say how the car caught flro. liar ICkumlnnttODH. Tho State Board of Bar Kxatrtlners has. fixed December 9 and 10 as the dates for holding the semiannual ex amination of applicants for license to practice law In Virginia. The exami nations will be conducted In the House of Delegates chamber at the Capitol. M. B. Watts, ot Richmond, secretary of the hoard, has Issued a formal notice calling upon all applicants to file their names and addresses before December 3. Tho application list will bo closed on that date, BERRY'S The Gift Store for Men. Take this present time easy. Sit, by the fireside aiul run over our iiBt of attrac tive gifts, then call on us or phone or write. We'll see you through at the min imum of expense and the maximum of satisfaction. If you select the wrong size or color, exchanges can be made the day after Xmas. 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