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on health nnd h.T?1fne nre a
dally fcnlurr of (hr Woman'*
I'nur- you hIkiiiIiI rrnd.
$Jirfimonii ?hne?-$Ji?patd)
may he offered to-rtny In the claiml.
fled column* at Ju*t your i?rlve 1
read (hv aria.
"The Shopping Centre '
Mrs. Rorer's Cooking
(Houimiinu to-dnv. Mrs. Horer's Cooking 1/e.s
sons will Ih? I.?M?. Those ticket*, however. (In
not entitle the holders thereof to draw for the
All the Cooking Appurtenances. such as
Mould?. Dishes, her latest Cook Book. etc.. etc.,
are on sale in the Basement llousefurnishing
tioods Department at Miller & Rhoads.
50 Brass and Enamel
Secured intlcr Most Favorable Cir
t'liiustanccs, I'?'rmi(tintr Their Sale at
No one should miss this opportunity
m secure a I trass or White iCnaniol lied
of superior design and quality sf) greatly
uutler its usual retail price. Remember,
however, that the quantity is limited
(only ;"?0 Reds in the lot) and this offer
must he taken advantage of immediately.
Fine Brass Beds
Many designs: l?risrlit or satin finish.
$1.">.0<) Brass Metis for $!).!)?>
*22.00 Mrass Metis for $14.00
$2^.00 Mrass Metis for $IS.OO
$.'{.*>.00 Mrass Metis for $1S.75
White Enamel Beds
Some are slightly marred.
$15.50 White Metis for $2.0."?
#0.00 White Metis for $4..">o
*11.00 White Metis for >0
#11..")0 White Metis for $5.7.')
sure to get
our Special
Low Prices
and Springs
Also, be
Kirhard Kvolyn Hyrd Will Iln Coun
sel for (toldsby and ('inn
A11oi^ioy s Sai?l to lie Hnad> to
? 'oiiiP.' to ? \ssistanrc of Oflirers
miimI as IU'<ult of Mrs. Loving's
\rr<?st and Ari|iiittal.
R.-K^rd Kve'yn Ityrd. former Pj.eaker
<?' th* House of Iuatex. It was ftiiil
"inrtay l.y Chief ?: I' lire Warner,
?til ti ? i for Policemen
? ".'?ltls-i;. and Crunportnjilfa when they
? ;i;iear In the I?*iw anil I"?inity <' >'irt
1ffer, 1 themselv<-? a u'nlnst s r.ts for
f' *?' ea'h. w 111 i hav. heeti hromrht
*ain?t t h- Mrs Anna 1<ov:tii;. It
?.l? stat* 1 f :-??.??! ?: ?. yesterd.tv thit
fhouUi further assistance he needed !t
he f*>: Ih'-"?trim* md that half a
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.? 11 'feur f 1 r .1 ' .'.',* . 1 . r
. f tie Hotil'l ot Mile . frr, ;
Waul, was disriilns-il ir. te. l'oliie
? ?. 1?rt Vl'Steill.'i at t i... 1. of I'o
' ru.ar '-'ainuels, w h t e t eit ? : ;,
I ? lliante of Miel'ili 1 I
Ssmui Is ex Ilia I tell I'l .I t I r 11,:;. hit.e.
iii taking a turn at Meadow .11.1 i;ra<?
Streets, 'kld'leil for some illt-tan. e t*l\
ti? the iniptestiion that it w:.i pio
? irf-dim? fastr r than the law allows lie
was of the opinion th:it t' ? ? I.mffe n
una hie to inevent the m)c;I1i x and
Ahked for liis. illbitiissal.
I .It 11?? Victim of llasket Maker Snys
Other Man, Too, Attempted
Police Have Learned Nantes of Other
Children Said to Have Heen Mis
treated. and Arrest of Other Men
Mm Follow.
The nrrufinK flnRcr of a little child
was pointed directly at .1. 11. Carver. ,
110 North Nineteenth Street, yesterday,
the police say, and l! is now thought
th.it the case atralnst the man has been !
materially stronfjthened. lie was Arrest
ed Monday afternoon, with Charles
Lewis Lozon. tlio old hasUetmaker, by
rol'.iemen Huffy, Matt rind Kldd, at the
1'istai'.' e of citizen who came to the
I'lrst I'ollce Station and reported his
suspicions "f what was taking place
within t?- dingy walls of Logon's little
bislcel shop.
Kthel AI vis, twelve years old. whose
,ii,. | enrlv yes.ierdai niornlnR
.i*! ? ? r.1111 of '.lie crime ivh'ch I.oznn had
?onfessed to havlriK committed against
the chil l, and \\lu? was kept from her
moth' i until after the ??ml, has In
f.?: ri eil the police that Carver attempted
*!.' yaine Indignities against her as
those committed by l.o/.on. This charge.
> :!p't?- the man's assertions to the eon
' iiiry, and the belief that within .i few
v< the i a!i,- of a number nf other
a: '1 even younger children of the iielul,
borlieod, who have been harmed will be
Known to the polbe, leads to the opin
ion that the case acainst Carver Is
H!?.win? stronger.
iti i.icvi.s ritr.M fit u/rv
or iioitittiii.t: < unit:
' I 1 cllcve these men cniltv <<( the
i i,at horrible crime which bsas been
on r:.J11?-?! 1 r? Kb'hmond for years
C- | t; in Sow ell said vesterdav, "and I
. ?-t erm Ined to Scenic all of Ibe e\l
'i < auainst thorn which it Is possible
:? et I have detailed a man to wont
i ? si i.ii as'* and all of bis time i;=
I ? ? . ?.devoted to an attempt to in
i i the circumstances and to learn
? P e conditions which have existed
? li: ' s ? ct lor for months
"We have learned the names of sev
?el o! he I children who ate said to
bave beci banned bv tiles, men. and
? I case ,s betnt; caiefullv li vest i
tratt I Mil lot (rolni; to persecute
but. if tt.<- evidence gathered bv this
oliieer warrants biin_-lni: other parties
iito '01111, the-, will be summoned li
even possible that other men may be
< ritiiieeted with these ei tmes before
' \ est i?atio;i is conc luded, but t can
not alv a n % names just at this time
In fact, the name of other persons
who may b used as witness * will be
, carefully r.narde, \ii,111 tb< case comes
to trial, for I <b> n> i w !??! to adv<rtls?
them nor do ! wish to run the ?-isk
of having the ens' fr.ll down in court 1
Tre f tir.era I of Mr- Kmn.a Al\is,
mother of r.thi I AlvK will take place
from the redden. . a! 10 o'clock this
| mornh w ;-he will be buried :n Oak
wood rt'inuterj
Fort Lee Site Abandoned for This
Purpose, Heenuse of Imide
((iinte Facilities.
Leading Colorod Men of City Will
Hold Mass-Moot in;; i'o-Nlnlit to
Plan < 'olebrnt ion in Honor of Chief |
K\eru five's Visit on Virginia Day.
Tlt.> Virginia State Kalr Crounds have
been secured for the holding of tho
Ni'Krti Kxposltlon and Celebration dur-;
ing the mouth?.Inly I to August 4.
President Wilson has been Invited to
visit the exposition on July 1 a "Vir
ginia Ii.iy," anil assurances have been!
received that he will come.
Representatives from practically'
every colored organization in Richmond
xvill meet to-night at Johnson's Audi
torium. 10 West l.oiRh Street, to plan j
a celebration In honor of the Presi-l
(lent'.s visit. Colored people of Nor-1
folk, I'ovtsniouth, Hampton, Newport I
News. Fredericksburg1. Alexandria and'
other cities of the State, will hold!
similar meetings to-night for the pur-I
pose of perfecting plans.
<'n November p.u-l. President Wil
son was Invited to attend the expo-j
sition by a committee compoycil of sev- j
? ral leading colored citizens. The Presl-j
dent was requested to attend tho open-j
ing day, but on account of his trip to j
tbe Panama Canal and the San Krati- !
cisco (exposition It Is thought that he j
will be unable to be in Richmond on
that date. It has therefore been planned j
to have the President visit the cele- j
bration on "Virginia l>ay."
? liles P.. Jackson, president of ihe
Negro Historical and Industrial As
sociation. said yesterday it was found '
necessarj to secure the State Pair!
'.?rounds because doubt was expressed)
as to whether the trolley line would j
be extended to Port Lee before the
opening date for the exposition. The
association owns acres of land at |
Fort I.ee, which is well adapted for use
as an exposition ground, but on account
of inadequate railway facilities and
? ?titer hindrances it was thought best
to make other arrangements.
\s the President Is to visit the ex
position it was also thought best to
secure the Fair (".rounds?a more suit
able place for his entertainment??
where white people can more conveni
ently attend the celebration and see
tho evidences of progress made by the
negro race. The Federal (Jovernment
has appropriated Sfiii.OOO toward the ex
posit ion.
Plans are under way for tjie erertion
of a great industrial and training
school at Fort Lee. It is understood
that Northern philanthropists have
promised to contribute the sum of
$2"i,"Oft for the erection of the first
building, and a like suni will be con
tributed annually for the maintenance
of the school.
President Jackson and William Mil
ler. treasurer of the association, last
week visited several New York phil
anthropists. The proposed school was
heartily indorsed as a splendid plan
for tho industrial education of negro
bovs and for the domestic training of
negro girls It Is planned to operate
an experimental farm In connection
with the school, where negro farmers
of the South will ho taught scientific
While in NVw York President rack
son and Secretary Miller conferred
with hoail.u of the American Tobacco
fompuny. and secured their promise to
aid In installing a hlc toiiacco exhibit
at the exposition In order to encour
age the cultivation of tobacco. Other
tobacco companies will be invited to
aid in put tint on this exhibit. They I
also had an interview with the authori
ties of i lie *01 ton Rxchange of New
York, and asked tlietn to put on n cot- !
ton exhibit.
President Jackson stated that he re
ceived much encouragement. Kdward
K. Cone, president of the exchange,
promised to take the matter up with
members of the exchange to see what
could be done. Mr. Cone said he
thoroughly Indorsed Jackson's plan as
\vir,i, ask corxrii.
It is expected that a resolution will
be Introduced ltt the City Council at j
Its March meet Inn: to make an appro- i
prlation and to appoint a committee, j
composed of two from the City Coun
cil and one from the Hoard of Alder- ]
men. to act with the executive com- j
mittee of the Negro Historical and 1
Industrial Association In the expeti- !
diture of the money to he appropriated, j
President Jackson said last night that
i.e had letters from several Governors
who had t^otnlsed to he present at
the exposition, and that the President,
of the I'nlted .States would be here,
lie therefore wants a white commit- j
tee from the Council to look after,
them and to do such other things as
may he necessary to aid the negroes
in carrying out the plans of their e.\- j
Directs City I'tiRlueer to Prepure
I'lnns for Improvement.
In order lo relieve congestion on
Mai-i Street the Administrative Hoard
plans, if possible, to extend Hank Street
from Twelfth Street to Thirteenth liv
? ?iiUlne through the property fronting
on Twelfth Street, where Hank Street
i-omes to a sudden stop. On the motion
of Commissioner Koikes the Tioard yes
terday instructed the City Knglneer to
furnish a plan for the proposed ex
tension. together with, profile of tht
proper grade, a plat of the land, and a
blueprint showing the names of the
property holders.
If Hank Street were extended, as pro
posed, traflle on Mnln Street would be
?elievod from Thirteenth Street to
Ninth, where Hank fit reet begins on tho
east, and more avenues would be opened
to the postotTlce.
'/cln Delta Chin Will llolil Annnnl
Mrrtlne nt Jefferson Hotel.
'/.eta Delta chl fraternity will hold
i's annual conclave here to-morrow and
Saturday. The organization Is one of
the largest pharmacy fraternities In
:he country, and delegates will be. here
from many States.
To-morrow night a box party will
be given In one of the theatres, and
Saturday will be occupied with tho
business session of the fraternity. The
conclave will conclude with a banquet
at the Jefferson Hotel on Saturday
? night. Reservations have, been made
1 for forty delegates. After the hnnquet,
| the .out-of-town delegates will leave
for Philadelphia, to sttend a banquet
given by Alpha Chapter on Monday.
State Supremo Court Will Kevlew
Kvidenco and I'nss on Kich
mond's Demurrer.
No Decision, It Is Believed, Will Af
fect Final Disposition of Contro
versy, Since Pending Dill Segre
gates Hulling Stock Tax to State.
Two appeals brought by the city
against the decision of the State Cor
poration Commission dividing and ap
portioning the rolling stock taxes
among the counties through which tlio
railways pass, were awa riled yesterday
by Judge .lames Keith, of the State Su
preme Court of Appeals. Rvldenco In
both cases will be reviewed by the Su
preme Court, and If the demurrer of tho
city he upheld they will be returned to
the State Corporation Commission for
a rehearing.
It is possible, however, that no de
cision will have a bearing upon the ulti
mate disposition of the question, as tho
special session of the legislature called
to revise the lax laws has included in
a now act the segregation of the rolling
stock tax to the State.
The appeal was awarded in the case
of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
brought at the relation of the City of
Richmond, against the Chesapeake and
<>hio Railway Company and against'
the Virginia Railway and Power Com-J
pany, both of which have their main j
otlices here. The Legislature of 101 1
changed the law which gave to tho
rifles In which the home otlices of rail- i
way companies are lorated all the as
sessments, so that the taxes are divided
among the counties through which the
railways operate.
Richmond and Petersburg petitioned
the State Corporation Commission to'
hear them, by counsel, against the en- i
forcement of the new law, and the rail
way companies, who were actually dis
interested parties to the cause, tiled for
mal answers, opposed to the counsel
of the two eltl^s and of the railway
companies came attorneys for interest
ed counties, and the law was upheld. It
was airreed, however, that It should not |
be enforced until the State Supreme
Court of Appeals had decided upon the :
The tlnal order of the State Corpora
tion Commission was made on January t
21 of this year, and demurrers filed l>\?
the defendants in the cause were sus- ,
tallied and the petitions of the two
cities dismissed. Six petitions were filed
with the commission?-airalnst the Ches- I
apeake and Ohio Hallway Company, the
Southern Railway Company, the Rich-]
mond, Krodericksburir and Potomac !
Railway Company, the Virginia Rail-i
way and Power Company, the Rich
mond and Rappahannock River Rail
way Company, nnd the Richmond and
Chesapeake Hay Railway Company.
Ry consent, the .petitions were heard)
together, along with similar petitions
filed by the city of Petersburg' against
the Atlantic Const Une Rallwav Com
pany and the Seaboard Air Une Rail
way Company. It was also agreed that
the petition of Richmond against th?
Chesapeake and Ohio Rallwav Companv
and against the Virginia Hallway and
Power < ompany should be held and con
sidered as test cases.
tax siioi i.n nn i.rviko
Through City Attorney Henry n. Pol
lard nn<l Assistant i"'lty Attorney
George Wayne Anderson, the city pom
plained to the State ?'orporatlon Com
mission of its notion in dividing and
apportioninc for purposes of local tax
ation the rolling stock of the defend
ant companies, and of the certification
of the division and apportionment to
the various counties, cities, towns and
school districts in and through which
the lines of the companies are located,
as set out and certified by the com
mission to the Richmond City Council
on October 2t>, 1 9 i 4. It was alleged by
the petitioners that the rolling stock
was personal property, and that it was
properly to be taxed only at the
domicile of the corporations.
It was further shown to the com
mission that, by moans of the divi
sion and apportionment of the tax, the
city has been deprived of more than
$12,000,000 assessment values, and that
its revenues have been diminished by
more than $1 18,000 annually. The dis
tribution and apportionment of the tax
was made by the commission under
authority of an act of the General As
sembly which became a law, without
the Governor's approval, on March 18,
xi'MHRors mnnons
Several errors on the part of the
State Corporation Commission arc as
signed in the appeals. It is alleged
that the title of the act does not ex
press the object of the act, and that
it embraces more than one subject.
The title embraces. It is alleged, the
assessment of rolling stock for local
taxation, ana also attempts to fix the
situs, or location, not only for the
assessment, but also for the local tax.
It Is further alleged that the act of
March 12, 1912, was unconstitutional,
and that the commission erred In hold
ing that the act of March IS, 1914. did
not violate section 12S of the Con
stitution. Various other errors are as
signed, but dependence is placed more
strongly on the allegation that the act
compelling a distribution and appor
tionment of the rolling stock tax is
A like pet It lot) is tiled in the case
of the city acainsl the Virginia Rail
way and Power Company.
i I furry Koralt, Arrested on Mysterious
Tip, Will Ilo Ciiven Free
Difficulty Fxperlenced by Roy on Ac
count ?)f Foreign llirth ('misrd
Him to Take American Name.
Friend Oft'crs to llelp II Im.
Harry Korab. nineteen yearn old, sus
pected of being "an Austrian spy who
bus been operating In the Kasl of tlio
I'nited Stales. *vi11 walk from tbe City
Jail a free man this morning, avuorillnK
to tin' pollee.
I From the same mysterious source
I whence sprang the Intimation tbat Jie
was "wanted" by the government au
thorities there came last night the as
sertion tbat he is not "wanted" and he
Is to he released.
Kfforts to determine the source of
these Intimations and assertions failed'
again yesterday. No one in authority
knows anything against Korab which
would warrant his being arrested on a
i charge of i>eliig a fugitive from jus-|
j tiee sttspeeteil of a felony. So far as j
: the police have been able to learn tlio |
| story told by the boy is correct. Xoth- j
; ing of an incrimlnatinn nature was!
found in his suitcases at the Southern
Rxpress ofllce yesterday, and for lack
: of evidence?or more properly, for lack
1 of a specific charge?he Is to In- given
! his freedom.
| Inquiries concernlnc the life of the.
boy yesterday brought to llnht the fact
that, although born in Vienna, he is a
Hohemlan. And this fact is responsible
to a great extent for his trouble, it Is
believed. The child was brought to
this count! \ when about nine years old
and for a number of years made his
home with his parents on a little farm
located near Ml. Vernon Church and
I.awrence's store on th? P.road Street
I toad.
AT'l'll vers ritlKVDS XOTICK
Opposite the place lived Mr.?. <" V
Pepb\ whose son, Hardy, now Inldnv
an electrical course :tt the Vlnjlnit
Polytechnic Institute. :??? <1 Korali were
fast friends. Korali at that time was
named Krnll, out the aversion felt l?v
Americans for foreigners and the dif
ficulty which the hoy experienced
In securing work caused tr-rn to
take the name of Ifarrv. Mrs. Pepi??
said last nlsrht that she remembered
Korab well, liked him, thought him a
genius in the manipul.ition of electrical
appliances and would li<- glad to do
anything in her power for the hoy.
Mrs. I'eple explained that her son
and voting Korali had hcen actively en -
cnircil in electrical experiments on the
little farm, and that they took an ,
especial interest In wireless telegraphy. !
The hoys tnanaped to rig u p an ap
paratus on the roof of the I'eple home
and another in Korah's yard, and fre
quently flashed messages to one
another. While living on the farm
Korah's father died, and his mother
later came Into Richmond, where she
sent Marry to school An effort was
made to sell the farm, hut as it had
been left to the hoy, and he was not
01' aire, it could not he sold.
Mrs. Peple lost track of the family |
after they removed to the city and :
after her son went away to college I
She recognized the name when she saw '
it In the papers, however, and fit once
came forward with ?n offer to assist
the boy. Korah's father was a watch- [
maker of ability, and was employed in
this city hv the Nowland Company and
<l.umsden Sons.
llonrd Rr<|ticNt? Virginia llnllivny nnd
I'owi-r Company to Abolish
Toll Charge.
Clerk W \\" Punford was directed
by the Administrntlve Hoard yesterday ;
to send a written communication to the
Richmond Hallway and Viaduct Com
natty requestinir it to make pedestrian
traftlc on the Marshall Street Viaduct !
free of ''barge. The motion was of- t
fered by Commissioner Hirschberg. who
said that he was actuated primarily by
his desire to relieve school children o?
Church Hill of paying a toll of 2 cents i
every time they cross the bridge
Like application has been made he- j
fore to the Virginia Hallway and Power
Company, which replied that the RWi- j
mond Hallway and Viaduct Company I
was the holding company, and that it
would not be f;ilr to the stockholders If
the latter company made the bridge j
free to pedestrians.
It Is doubtful that the requost will J
be acted upon favorably since the Vir
ginia Railway and Power Cempany has '
offered to convey the Marshall Street i
Viaduct, the First Street Hrldge and |
the Fifth Street Rrhlge to the city In '
j?n rt consideration for the blanket
franchise, which it has asked oT the
City Council. The matter of the new
franchise is still In abeyance, and If
the railway company were now to glvo j
free passage to pedestrians over the '
Marshall Street Viaduct it would de- :
prlve itself of one of its chief assets in 1
asking for a new franchtso.
Fnoi Vniight In I'ren*.
Gordon Pnlnatecr. a pressman in the
press room of The Times-Dispatch, t
caught his foot between the rollers in
one of the plant presses early last
night and suffered a badly mashed foot, i
Ambulance Snrtieon Stern was called to
treat him, and found his foot so badly j
crushed as to necessitate hospital treat-)
ment. It is said that the amputation !
of the small toes of the left foot may,
be necessary. Palmateer lives at 2209 f
West Oraco Street.
"The Way to Resume Is to Resume"
This was said upon a very important occasion
some years ago, and is applicable to business condi
tions to-day.
Now is an advantageous time to begin, if you
have plans for work this year.
The future for business in this country looks
very bright.
A good, strong, steady pull, all working together,
will make this one of the best business years in our
The American National Bank
Capital and Surplus . . $1,000,000.00
Resources . ... . . $!),500,000.00
Thrift Club Coupon No. 0 Duo This W??ok.
Another Inventory Special
Fifteen Short Top Coats, in small and medium
sizes, worth $ 1 5.00,$20.00, $25.00 and $30.00,
Clearance Price, $7.25.
Gans-Rady Company
'hardware men gather
Implement Dealers of Virginia nnd
Carol inns Knjoy Itnnquet ?(
.Murphy's Hotel.
.Ashton Strake, in Strong Paper, Pre
sents Possibilities of South in Con
nection Willi Kttropeau War?Vis
itors Inspect Local Concerns.
The seventh annual convention of
the Virg i nia-Nort h (.Carolina Retail
I mil lo in ? nt. I iai.ilwaru and Machinery
Dealers' Association met yesterday
morning in Murphy's Hotel for a ses
sion of two days, i 'llicers for the en
sillily year will elected at the ses
sion this morning, and important busi
ness matters will i-e considered.
Til* visitors were given a cordial;
welcome yesterdav morning by Mayor
Ainslic. Drant Wright, of I'hiladel- j
phia. editor of the "Eastern Dealer,"]
Iliad*' an appropriate response to the
speech of welcome <>ii behalf of the 1
association Other t?i* i ?? f addresses
were heard President .! N. Ilart, of
? ?reenville, N will ?1 Iivhis an-j
nual address tliis morning. '
IIKi.KCATKS KN.lt>> ItMi !
rullowint; a l)i!*-f session yesterday
afternoon 111?- visiting il-l'-^ates were
given an automobile tour about the
c.ity and wre carried on trips of In-j
bpectlon to the establishments of sev
? ?ral local enterprises. A feature of the
annual gathering was the banquet |
served last night at Murphy's Hotel.,
Informal after-dinner speeches were
made bv several of tin delegates
One of the most interesting events
of the meeting yesterday was the read
ing of a paper prepared l>y Ashton
Starke, dealing largely with the effect
of tije Knr.'p?aii war upon commerce
and industry in the South. Mr. Starke
expressed the opinion that the time is
at hand when the agricultural products
? if the South are in threat demand, and
lie urged members of the association
to prepare to meet the situation.
He said the time has come when mer
chants. manufacturers and farmers of
the South should get together and or-j
Kanlzn their own sources of supply
Instead of paying out large sums an- |
nually to concerns In the West and the
North. More home industries, he de
clared, Is the paramount need of the
??IIA t 'K-TO-TIT p-1* A II M."
Mr. Starke in advocating tho employ
ment of more Intensive agricultural
methods pointed out the many falla
i ies and pitfalls <>f city life, ami fav
ored the "back-to-the-farm" movement.
"What more have you to-dav who have
com" from the country," he said, "than
you would have had ha'I you put forth
the same energies, submitted to the
same deprivations anil put in the same
arduous hours on the farm? ilave not
your senses grown dull in the , it\
watching 'he great human merr no
rounrt? The fellow on the jackass
as likely to take a ring as the fellow
on the lion, the ring only gives him
another ride around?they both stop
at the same place when the ragtime
music stops."
"We want to exchange the sickly
whine heard In the 'buy-a-bnle-of-eot
ton" movement, born of political dema
gogy, shaking the foundation of South
ern credit and reflecting on Southern
character as nothing else has ever
done, for the spirit of the young Bel
gian soldier, who. standing among the
ruins of his home, snatched the eagle
from the helmet he had captured, and
tossing It up at a Zeppelin overhead ex
claimed: 'Come down and take It If
you dare.'"
KitnlillMi (Jiiiiifppr Verdi l.odmr, Xo.
air. _\ n in oil After CSrent
Guiseppe Verdi I^odge, No. 315, Sons
of Italy, was Instituted here on Sun
day by delegations of the order from
West Hoboken, X. .!., Washington, D.
C.. nnd Norfolk.
The lodge was instituted by Italo
faccherl, venerable, of Bovlo I^odge, of
West Hoboken, and grand secretary of
the grand lodge of the Fnlted States,
assisted by members from the Wash
ington and Norfolk lodges. After the
ceremony of establishment and the
election of oflicers. the visitors and new j
members were entertained at a ban- ;
()iiet In Columbo Hall, which was j
decorated with ferns and flowers nnd
a portrait of Verdi, the great Italian ,
composer. I
Following are the names of the vlsl- ?
Italo Taccheri and V. Tresarchie, of j
West Hoboken, N. J.: It. Zlnconl, of j
Newark, N. J.; O. Amoroso, venornble, j
of Washington. D. C.; P. Iladlce, <~5eorgo j
Fredlanl, G. Marranzano, A. Valarlo, !
M. Ferrl and Joe Flgarra, of j
Washington, D. C.: Giovanni Mln- j
uto, venerable: Joe Flgarra, as
sistant venerable: Antonio Margotta, I
Galtano Ijlgastro, Antonio Casolaro, ;
.1 oe Sansone, Zaccherla Gelardi, I. i
Cicero, Or. Rugglerl and Antonio Al- j
bono, of Norfolk, Va.
Illness of Men Held on Numerous
t'hnrge* Causes Postponement.
The cases against Arthur W. Green,
arrested by Detective Sergeants Kren
irel and Atkinson on a number of
charges, were yesterday continued until
March 21 by Justice Griggs. The con
tinuance of the oases was granted on
account, of the man's Illness.
Green Is charged with forging tho
name of l"?r. M. I... Anderson to a> per
sorlptlon for a quantity of morphine;
with obtaining board and lodging to
the sum of $4n7 from L.. T. Gorman and
$85 from S. E. Atkinson; with obtain
ing $P2.75 from L. T. Gorman under
false pretenses, and with attempting to
obtain $1S0 from S. 13. Atkinson by mis
Ola MrGraw, Three Years Old, Dlc^j!
After Thrilling Rescue I'Vom
Mother (if Little Girl Had lx>st Her ?
iltishand a Month Ago? IIoiiso
and Ail Effects Are Completely
Although heroic efforts wore mad*
by neighbors to rescue hor before she
wns overcome by smoke. Ola McGrnw,
the three-year-old dauRhtf-r of Mri?
Minnie McOraw, of 25-8 Balnbrldge
Street, Swansboro. perished Iti a tlr?* i
which early yesterday morning de- "
stroved the homo of h*ir pa rout s.
Tho little girl, who wan slumbering
In her rot upstairs, was awakened by
the crafkllriK flames. After \V. 1,.
Heath, proprietor of a store near tho
MrfJraw home. bail made strenuous of-,
forts to save hor life, Thomas Branch,
a neighbor, climbed the front porch
and carried the child. th<*n suffocated
arid unconscious, to her mother. His
work was unavailing, however, and do
spite treatment by a city ambulance
physician, tho little girl died a few
minutes Inter.
| Mrs MeHraw was grlef-strlcken by
| tho accident. This Is the second
tragedy which has visited her home
recently, hor h-.jsband having died sud
1 denly a month ago. All he- furnl
; turp was lost In the fire and also her
Jewelry, Including two diamond rlnps,
valued at $17f>. Only small Insurance,
It was said, was carried on hor home.
STOVK 1\ tilUI.'S noon
The occupants of the house wore
i auKht unawares by the flames, which
started suddenly and spread quickly.
Mrs. McOraw said she thought the flro
started from a stove In the Klrl's room.
She was cooking breakfast, when, as
she opened the kitchen door, a volume
of dense smoke burst down the back
The mother tried frantically to rush
up the steps, but was repeatedly
driven back by the blinding- fumes and
sparks. She ran for assistance to
Heath's grocery, but he could accom
plish little more. Heath called Branch,
who. after a desperate effort, reached
the girl's room. She was already over
come by the smoke and badly burned.
Two other persons were upstairs at
th<* time, an older daughter, Lillian
McOraw, and another girl, her KUest.
They escaped by rushing through the
smoke-filled hallway, clad only In their
night clothes.
In response to an alarm, Knfiini! Cnm
pany N<>. I" and Chemical Company
So h arrived on the scene about ?>
d'cI'm-U owing to the distance to the
niar?.?t plu?. It was some lime before
a stream could be brought Into play,
and tho flames, fanned by n hreer.e.
ua 1 ned ureal headway. The house was
burned completely to the ground. Tho
rtremen succeeded, however, In saving
the home of J. T. Fowler, next door,
which caught and was sIlKhtly dam
.. ' ? ?I
.t.-.ns In the neighborhood fought
t tie Homes before the arrival of tho
I :re I icpartment with tho aid of a
chemiial waiion, which they secured
from the Toler Manufacturing Com
'puny. The amateur firemen worked
faithfully, but they accomplished little.
'1 he McOraw home was owned by
Thomas Carroll, of Swansboro, and tho
total loss amounted to about $1,000.
Damage t" the extent of about $500 was
sustained by the Fowler home, owned
by Miss Minnie Toler.
funeral services for the little Mc
j draw girl will be held this afternoon
' at 3 o'clock from tho homo of her
Krandmother. Mrs. Lane, 22 West
Thirtieth Street. The burial will be
In Maury Cemetery.
lllch School Student Winn Silver Cu|?
In Competition With Fifty-Seven.
Koscoe Ellyston Puekett, fifteen years
old, of f.02 West Cary Street, at tho as
sembly In John Marshall High School
yesterday morning was presented with
a silver cut> for belns the best vegetable
Hardener In the annual public school
competition in Richmond. The prize
was won over fifty-seven competitors.
The cup was offered by T. W. Wood it
The successful contestant was pre
pared in the Stonewall Jackson School,
at l.omhardy and Main Streets, and the
prize was presented to him yesterday
by Dana H. Jtucker, principal of that
institution. The work of Mr. Rucker
I as principal of Stonewall Jackson
School has been a marked success for
the past fourteen years.
I The work of (he youthful prlise wln
| ner, in earning 3 cents to the square
foot in his backyard garden, has creat
I ed much favorable comment. Miss Ellen
j fluy Idndsay, who Is In charge of school
garden work in Richmond for the Unit
ed Slates Department of Education, and
of the home garden work undor the
city School Roard, has described tho
work of the young Richmond gardener
In a special report to Dr. Philander
Clnxton, her chief In Washington, and
to Dr. J. A. C. ("handler, superintendent
of schools.
tJcnrnr McOhee Pined $10 l?y Connty
MnKl*trntc for Committing No Inn nee.
Oeorge McOhee, living on the Crelgh
ton Road, near Olen Echo, was fined
$10 and costs yesterday by Magistrate
If. S. Sunday, of Henrico County, for
allowing hogs that had died from
cholera to Ho exposed and falling to
bury them.
J. C. Hunter, county demonstrator,
who was the chief witness, said that
tho nnlmals had become a menaco .to
the public health and sanitation^ He
said that It was his Intention to as
sist, as far as possible, In the protec
tion of the farmers of the county.
Magistrate Sunday said that he was
disposed to make the line heavier, and 1
warned McOhee that he would not-fare
as well noxt time. If tho offense la
, repeated.

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