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luajr flnil n noltitlon In thr dally
dtncu.taioua of Mnrtha Wcatover
on thr Womnn'n t'lixr.
$Jid|tnoni Simesi-fU^patctj
Mr..- frequcatljr be found through
a email. ad. la the claulfltd
colunia* oft
The Shopping Centre
An Unusual Value!
Women's Pure Silk
Regular Value $1.50
This morning we will place
on sale a quantity of Women's
Pure Thread Silk Hose, in black
only; double soles, high spliced
heels and deep garter tops.
GOOD Ql'ALlTY. specially
purchased by us at a figure that
permits their sale at the low
price of $1.00 a pair. All sizes.
First Floor.
Mrs. Rover's
Lessons ?
Mrs. Rorer lias c7??^
sented to continue her
very interesting and in
structive Cooking les
sons llirough next week
provided as many as one
hundred ticket? are
Should this plan carry,
two-hour Lessons will lie
given daily, as follows.
day, Thursday and Satur
day, 11 to 1 o'clock.
V O |{ C O I, O H 13 I>
COOKS?Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday. 4 to
G o'clock.
Secure your ticket, nlso
one for your cook. TO
All the cooking appur
tenances, such as Moulds,
Dishes, her latest Took
Book, etc., otc.. are on
sale in the Basement
Honsefurnishing CJ o o d s
Department at Mil er ft
H. & W. Free
Hip Corset
?Designed specially for
misses of 14 to IS years,
this Waist is one s.i the
best helps to growing
girls in perfecting a nat
ural, graceful figure IIas>
free hip honing, and is
made in such a manner
so as to prevent an irri
tation over the hipbones
of slender figures ? a
truly comfortable gar
ment for the growing
girl. Made of coutil,
trimmed with German
edge; has clasp front and
two sets of suspender
web hose supporters.
Sizes IS to "1 waist
measure, l'rico, SI.00.
"11 & W." BRAS
WAISTS?Complete lines
are here for women and
misses at ill prices, SI.00
to 93.00.
Demonstrated by a
special H. Ac W. repre
sentative ir> our Corset
liepartmen* this week.
Second Floor.
c'. ^ Front Laced
Modart Corsets have a repu
tation that is both deserved
and enviable. They fit per
fectly?and so are comforta
ble. Health is improved when
they are constantly worn. We
have the exclusive rights to
MODART Front-Lace Corsets
in this city, and carry a com
plete line of the latest MOD
ART designs in our Corset
$3.50 to $8.00
~ Experienced corsetieres will
be pleased to show and fit you
in one of these at your conve
Second Floor.
J.onrd of ?>ii|iiT\Kiirn I'lnn lo *>p#-nil
? 1 oft.<>!>(> < oiniril \ |i|iro[irlnt Ion,
I'lnr.s f .'i?- > expenditure f the
? i ap;>: ? >J.: . 11 ton ma-!" bv t lie
' ' : y i 'ouncl'i fur tin- ? ^ ? ? t ? ? r ? t r.f
she public highways have .lust been ]
? t- \ til" !!??!!! i >?: ? f.i of SII -
p>.-r visors.
% ."In-Inch r::ac :. ! i -iur ?:???*? w it! be
built (m Ui< rlro;u! and ller
mi'i:o:?<!.-?, t r.?! t ;.<? niim r t hey
will !'? Mi ,tt i wish si l' i vi ;ii in<iu .? b ti'l
<;r. Tin- Cary Mi'-et Iioad, from the
(MW ci'v !;? '.? u !1 i>. ? .irllb-d. fe
ajjrfaci <i ami iv<-?> t <? bituminous
treatment l'atti r . 1:? .wi-inif ? III !>?
rnade a [icrma:if t highway. Mrook
r*,oad arid ''r, isnl'i 'l.iy'ii \vi-nue \\ .11
b<> rebuilt v, :i 1 three i 1.<? r 1 ? ?11! .-tomi
nurt asphalt hinder. 'Hie Nim-.MI;c
Lios id Slliii W1! j: .1 :iis : > tl r.: arid 1 ?sbo!in
Ttirnpik'H w:ll ..!-o in- lm:>rovi-d Tin*
< jiiitra?-s Ji.i ? .In id;. he. n lot tor the
Cr<-i?!iton lio:i 1 in I'uirflohl I?intrlct.
Which will oo.st to repair.
It will bo rebuilt to tliij (Miickaliominy
Kiver with a twelve-Inch trravi-1 bed.
The Ossborite iJ. fro;.'! Kulton to .Su 1 -
livan'u Store, will !><? rebuilt sit a cost
<11 J 10,000.
Niiprrmr Coiirt Mrrtn Tn?-*ilny.
"""The March term of tin- Supreme Court
of Appeals of Vlininla will begin In
Richmond next Tuesday morning at 1'?
o'clock. The docket Is about the usual
in volume, stpd ? mbraces 11 wide va
riety of causes. All of tlm Justice* will
be on the b? nch when the now term
Tribute to Dr. IllneUford Cnvfllfil In
I'plnrnf mi I Milch School.
\ memorial tablet to the memory
<>f I ?r I. M. Hlarkforil, former principal
of the school for many years, ha? heen
unveiled In the Kplscopal IIIkIi School
<t Alexandria, Va. The memorial wa:i
donated by the alumni ami presented
by l'rofessor WIlloiiKhhy Ttearl In ap
preciation of his ureat work for the
The deslsn, which Is simple., but im
pressive, was executed In the Lamb
studios, In N<? w York, under the direc
tion of Charles H. l.nmb. It bears the
following Inscription.
In Memory
M A., I-U 1?.
Hfiloved principal of this school from
IS70 to 1913.
Morn !n Frederleksbtii'K, Vsi, Feb. 2S,
1S37. Died May "J J. 1014.
Christian, Soldier, Teacher.
A power In the Uvea of many, his In
fluence i? ut:dyiiiK.
The I,ord Is the Strength of My Life.
Krerted In 1914 by his Hoys.
Hoy Seriously Horned.
I Halph Whitehead, a colored hoy, wan
badly burned y? st? iday In his home at
314 East Fifteenth Street, Soufh Kich
mond, and was taken to the Virginia
. Hospital. Ills condition Is sa(~i to be
| xerlous.
' Fail to Follow Provisions of Statute
as to Jjabor J>a\v Vio
Reasonable Tinio lias liocn Allowed
for OtlUials to Familiarize Them
selves AVitli New Law?Prosecu
tions Will Follow Shortly.
Investigations made by the State Pe
; partmcnt of Labor disclose a surprls
| ing number of cases in which men hold
ing commissions as notaries public arc
1 shown to have allied and abetted in vio
j latlons of the child labor law.
Commissioner of Labor James 1?. Do
hertv admitted yesterday that Inspec
tors of the department had supplied him
with evidence showing the connivance'
of a good many notaries public with j
the parents and guardians of children
; under the age prescribed by law for j
wage earners in procuring certificates
giving them the right to apply for and!
accept work in industrial and commer- ?
cial plants and shops.
Asked why the department had not j
instituted proceedings against the men ?
holding commissions from the Governor I
authorizing them to issue the employ-j
inent certificate necessary for children i
who become wage earners, the commis- ;
sloner replied that the law is cotnpara- j
tively new. having been approved less '
than a year ago. The law became effec- i
tive, he said, only last July.
allowance: ron CH.i\t;ES
The commissioner explained that it is j
the policy of the department to make ?
due allowance for the confusion brought:
about by changed conditions during the!
first few months a new labor law is
in force. He said tfiat corporations.)
firms and individuals affected by new |
labor laws were always allowed a fair1
and reasonable time to comply with [
the provisions of such laws, the altera- ;
tions in buildings, machinery, tools and
other appurtenances required amount- J
ing in some Instances to a very largo j
expenditure. Hence he has Instructed :
the inspectors when they sallied forth J
to ascertain whether or not new laws j
were being observed, to give the manu- ;
facturing plans, business houses and j
other institutions fair warning that,
they were ignoring the statute law he- j
fore haling them to court.
Actual warning, either written or J
verbal, he explained, could he given
only in peculiar cases; the department
having no authority to overlook or
1 sanction violations of the labor laws.
The commissioner said he was con
vinced that in many cases where certifi
1 cates have been improperly issued for
child labor, the notaries did not compre- ?
liend the meaniner of the law, if they j
1 read it, while others were ignorant of '
the law affecting notaries, lie intlmat- ;
ed that the department would no longer !
tolerate connivance on the part of no- !
taries, whether intentional or inadver- \
tent, with violations of tiie labor laws. !
The cases In which evidence against I
notaries are available nil involve the |
unlawful disregard to all or a part of
paragraphs a, b, c and d of section 3 |
of an act passed by the present Gen
eral Assembly at the last regular ses
sion. These paragraphs, with a part of
'section 2 of the statute preceding them,
read as follows:
"The person authorized to issue an i
j employment certificate shall not issue j
i such certificate until he has received. ?
i examined, approved and filed evidence |
, of age showing that the child is four - j
; fen years old or upwards, which shall j
? consist of one of the following proofs ;
? ?f age, and shall be required in the '
order herein designated, as follows: j
^ "<a'? A duly attested transcript of j
the birth certificates tiled according to :
law with a registrar of vital statistics j
: or other officer charged witlv the duty j
i of recording births, which certificate j
I shall be prima facie evidence of tlie !
I age of such child.
j "(b) A passport of a duly attested |
transcript of a certificate of baptism ;
showing the date of birth and place of ?
J baptism of such child.
"?c> in case none of the above proofs i
. of age can be produced other ilocumen- i
tury evidence of age which shall appear ;
satisfactory to the officer issuing the j
'certificate may lie accepted in lieu j
thereof. In such case a school census j
or school record, duly attested, may be !
used as proof of age in the discretion
of the officer issuing the certificate. j
l "nil In case no documentary proof j
? of aire of any kind can be produced, j
the officer issuing tli?? certificate may
receive and file an affidavit sinned by '
the parent or guardian or custodian of
the child which shall contain the name, j
, alleged .age, place and date of blrlh, |
and present residence of the child, to- ;
gether with such further facts as may
. lie of assistance in determining the age ;
of such child, and shall contain a state- i
ment certifying that the parent, guar-j
dian or custodian signing such appll- J
cation is unable to produce any of the J
documentary proofs of ago specified in j
the.preceding subdivisions of this sec- i
The commissioner said tli.it while he
was satisfied many ??f the notaries were
issuing certificates without seeking the
documentary evidence referred to In
paragraph ho was alsv aware that
some were ignorant of the law. But
h<- argued also that a notary public
who issued such an illegal certificate
was not qualified to hold a commission,
lie declined to say what course would
l?e pursued in prosecuting such cases,
l>ut remarked that the offense was
either misfeasance or malfeasance In
office, according to the circumstances
attending each case, and that among
other penalties incurred by those
notaries is the h>ss of their certificates,
the power to revoke the certificates
resting with the Governor.
I'll; nleltiiin, I)riiKslxl" mul Others Muni
lleglnler I ntlrr Antidrug Act.
Monday will be the last day on which
physicians, dentists, druggists ami
veterinary surgeons may file their ap
plications for registry numbers ami
pay the tax of |1, which Is required
under the Harrison antinarcotlc law.
After that date a fine will be Imposed
j on all who full to comply with the law,
! which provides that no phys'jian, den
' tist. druggist or veterinary surgeon
may write or fill a prescription, except
under certain circumstances, unless he
have his registry number, and shall
have paid the tax.
Collector of Internal Revenue Mon
! cure Is employing an extra force of
men to collect the new tax, and has
I brought in outside deputies to help
! in the rush. It was stated yesterday
; afternoon that Richmond people are
I coming forward to pay the tax and
j to obtain their numbers.
j A large number of corporations and
Individuals have so far failed to make
their returns, atid will be delinquent
1 unless they make the proper returns
on or before Monday. It is estimated
j that betweetr* 1,5?00 and 1,600 are out
' standing.
Lifts Kmlmrpo on H?.V and Cattlo
Feed From Restricted
Partial Failure of Hay Crop Last.
Summer, Due to 1/ong Drought, Is
Resulting in Kuormous Importa
tions of Hay and Feed.
Virginia being now frco from the
foot-and-mouth disease in cattle, the
State authorities are moving to enforce j
such further regulations as may serve
to protect cattlo from Infection from j
outside sources, while not placing; an
unnecessary embargo upon cattle feed, j
It Is not commonly known that the.
t/hipments of hay to this State from j
other parts of the country now avorago ,
no less than 3,000 carloads a month, i
The hay crop of last year was prac- j
tically a total failure. The feed prob- I
lem is a dillicult one for the farmers
and cattle raisers during a siege of
quarantine. The situation recently has J
not been satisfactory, and the Governor '
and other authorities were urged to |
take some action tending to the relief
of existing conditions. To tins end CJov- j
ernor Stuart. who has been looking into
the situation during the last several
days, while confineu ?o the executive
mansion by the orders of his physician,
yesterday afternoon issued the follow- j
ing- proclamation:
"Whereas, it has been determined by '
the United States Bureau of Animal In
dustry, and notice lias been duly given
to the State Veterinarian of"*Vlrginla,
that the contagious, communicable ilis- j
ease known as foot-and-mouth dis-J
ease exists in live stock in the States.of
Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa. Kentucky, Maryland, Massachu
setts, Michigan, Montana, Xew Ilamp-j
shire, Xew Jersey, Xew York, Ohio, I
Pennsylvania, Rhode island and Wis- ,
cousin. . . .
"Xow, therefore. '. C. Stuart, CJov- >
ernor of Virginia, do hereby declare the
State of Virginia quarantined against t
the States of Connecticut, Delaware,
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mary. (
land, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mon- j
tana, Xew Hampshire, Xew Jersey. Xew
York. Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
and Wisconsin. Xo cattle, sheep, other
ruminants or swine, and no hides, skins, >
wool, hair, horns or hoofs of such ani- '
mals shall be moved into Virginia from
any of said States for any purpose until
this order is officially rescinded or '
"May. straw, or similar fodder mnv be
received in Virginia from quarantined i
"Krom areas defined by the Bureau of
Animal Industry, United States Depart
ment of Agriculture 'modified' or 're
stricted :'
"Provided that the owner or consignor ,
shall first file an affidavit with the
transportation company at point of
shipment certifying that the hay, etc.,
was harvested in 'modified' or 'restrict
ed' area.
"Provided further that waybill is en- !
dorsed with the statement that the nfll- j
davit aforesaid is on file at point of I
shipment, a copy of which affidavit shall
also be attached to said waybill.
"Provided further that waybill is en
dorsed that a statement from the Bu
reau of Animal Industry, United States
Department of Agriculture, is on fllo at
the ofllce of the railway issuing said ,
waybill, certifying that the county In i
which sutdi shipment originated Is In J
'modified' or 'restricted' area on date of j
said shipment, a copy of which state- i
ment shall also accompany said waybill. '
"Xo hay, etc., from any area classified !
by Bureau of Animal Industry, United
States Department of Agriculture, on j
date of shipment as 'closed' or 'ex- :
posed' area shall be received in Vir- j
Ilrfiilnnnrtcrw I'XnMUhril nitd I'lnim
Announced for ()r<rrntion of Cars
The Richmond Jitney Association,
organized to facilitate the operation of ;
privately owned automobiles in the I
jitney service, has established head- i
quarters at 130S West Broad Street. |
Officers of the organization are: Jacob
Van Doren, president and manager, !
ami A. It. Tiller, secretary and treas- ;
Any automobile owner by paying
the sum of fl.fiO a week may become
an associated jitney operator. The pay
ment of tills sum secures the privilege
of having: the car announced by the
'megaphone man each time it arrives j
at the central dispatching station. Mem- j
bers are also furnished with display ?
signs for the ears and are enabled to I
secure supplies at a reduced figure. Tn
registering an auto owner must pre
sent himself and car at headquarters
and discuss routes and other details
with the manager. IOach ear when
registered is put on a schedule. The
plan is operated along similar lines to
trolley car systems.
John llnrrln nnd Irene Holme* Charged
With Bobbing Store*.
The hearing of John Harris and Irene
Holmes, colored, charged with seven
burglaries, was continued yesterday in
Police Court to this morning. They are
charged with breaking Into the homes
or stores of the following persons: A.
I'ackoff, 2101 Moore Street: Kaminshy
& Tavlin. *00 Moore Street; S. Sacks,
120ft Moore Street; P. Khrstcin, 1223
West l>eigh Street: \V. J. Hose, 1400
West Broad Street; M. Jublofsky, 3111
West Moore. Street, and II. Cantor, 1242
l?oyd Street. Booty, it is alleged, was
carried off from each place.
Trade liettcr of American Bank
Shows Hotter Business
Hank Sees Dependable Improvement
and Predicts Normal Times by Knd !
of This Year?Cotton Kxports |
Show Increase.
A carefully prepared review of llie
general railroad situation In this conn-,
try is contained In the monthly trr??lo
letter issued yesterday by the Amor- j
lean National Bank, of Iticluuond. A '
number of the comparisons with the |
corresponding month last year shows i
better conditions than were generally j
believed. The letter deprecates all talk j
of a business boom as the mere idle
words of thoughtless people which j
should not be taken seriously. After a
careful review of general trade cona
tions it concludes. "This present sit |
uation is decidedly no carnival, and if. I
far from si boom. As our wisest men
see it we are experiencing a steady and I
dependable improvement in conditions,
and the end of the year should find us
enjoying; normal times and reasonable
The letter says:
"Cotton exports ii\v January were
1.372.000 bales, compared with i.052,000 I
bales a year ago, and imports of cotton j
were 30,000 bales, compared with 19,000 !
bales a year ago. Domestic eonsump- j
tion of cotton was only 469,000 bales,
compared with 517,000 bales a year ago.
and stocks of cotton in manufacturing!
establishments on February 1 were only ?
I..">15.000 bales, against 1.765.000 bales j
:? year ago. Active cotton spindles dur- >
ing January numbered 30,565.000 com- j
pared with 31.u98.000 a year ago. We I
are not using the usual amount of our ]
own cotton, but our cotton exports are, :
at present, above average.
"The heavier interstate movement of '
goods, coupled with record exports of'
wheat, cotton and manufactured goods, i
is helping the railroads. The last com
plete statement available, being that of
December, shows gross earnings of
$231 ,<>00,000, compared with $257,000,000
a year agi?, a decrease of nearly $26,- >
000,000. or almost 10 per cent. This
makes the total decline of gross earn- j
ings lor the y_vir It'l l about $220,000,- |
"Ort. In 1909, we made a train in rail
road gross earnings over the previous[
year of $?82,000,000; in 1910, of $210,- i
000,00ft; in 1912 over 1911, of $220,000.
000; in 1913, of $H6,001>,000. In con- '
sidel ing these returns, we must remem- |
her that in less than ten years our ,
railroad mileage has increased 20 per
cent, and equipment per mile has '.n
ereased in even larger proportion. Oper- 1
ating expenses, taxes, etc.. havo con
tinued to increase, the wage item show- !
inn a notable advance. When the full
effects of the Kastern freight rale ad - j
vance have been felt, the railroads af- (
fee tod will show an improved position '
in the matter of earnings, both gross I
:? n<l net, but the g.-neral prosperity of j
all the railroads hinges very largely i
upon the action taken following the J
bearing which begins on March -I at
Chicago by the Interstate Commerce |
Commission in ih<> matter of proposed i
freight rate increases on lines west of
m:i:i? or soi"Tii\vi:sTi-:itN !
"FIcarinss will continue at least until '
April ^ an<l further time may bo neces
sary. 11 is believed that, in view of
conditions, the commission will make j
every effort to render an early decision,
in order that the Western and South- j
western roads may he placed in u po- !
sition to finance Improvements and to
refund, on favorable terms, maturing'
obligations. The needs of the South
western roads are particularly acute,
seven of the nine principal Southwest
ern lines beinu sadly in need of addi
tional revenues. That the Interstate
Commerce Commission fully realizes
the gravity or' the present situation
may be taken fo.- granted and this will
assure an early decision in the freight
rate matter.
"While in the tremendous increase in
exports of manufactured goods, we llnd
the greatest reason for business en
couragement, there have appeared
within a month many factors evi
dancing a steadily but surely Improv
ing situation. Taking out of Your De
cember exports of manufactured goods
almost at random $20,000,000 worth
of articles, we llnd that in that S'20.000,
000, we exported nearly ?(5,000,000 worth
of American labor. When we exprtrt in
a finished article a certain percentage
of American labor, wo are losing noth
ing and gaining everything. This ex
port item of SG.OOO.OOO In labor is worth
?noro to us than the export of $50,000,
000 worth of wheat, as we have. In the
manufactured export, exported the fac
tory labor on the finished article, as
well as the labor of the mine, the Held
or the forest in the raw material, which
entered into the manufactured article.
It is not in the volume of business, but
in the nature of the business we are
doing that we should tind great com
fort and satisfaction. In 6ur domestic
and foreign sales of the past sixty days,
we And an absolute assurance that con
ditions have been steadily Improving
since "December I with good pros
pect of the improvement continuing
throughout the year."
Dlsonlerly on Car.
"Leo Johnson, colored, was arrested
last night on a charge of being disor
derly\on a car of the Virginia Ilailway
and Power Company operated on the
Seventeenth Street line. Johnson was
arrested by the car crew, and was
turned over to Policeman l>osc|uett.
Our Trust Department
Is Now Open
The Federal Government, has given us a special
This department will be conducted in our new
TRUST ROOM, where YOU are invited to consult our
Trust Officer freely and without charge. All inter
views will be treated as confidential.
The American National Bank
of Richmond, Virginia.
TOTAL RESOURCES, - - - $9,500,000.00
Shirts of All Kinds
A complete assortment in all ranges of negligee,
plaited and short, stiff bosoms, both with attached
and detaceed cuffs. 1 f
Gans-Rady Company
Power Company Asks for Its Au
thority in Issuing Rridge
Iiepulr Order.
| Company Quotes Its Own Chief ICn
gineer to the Effect That First
Street Viaduct lias Ample Safe
guards Against Derailment.
Quoting Its own engineer to the cf
1 Oct tluit there exists no necessity for .
instilling a guard rail on the Thirst '
Street Viaduct, the Virginia Railway j
i ami Power Company, In a letter to
the Administrative Board yesterday, |
questions that body's authority to dl- j
rent such an installation.
The letter, which was referred to 1
the City Attorney for Ills opinion as '
to the hoard's powers In the promises, j
quotes at length from a report sub- ,
mlttod by Its chief engineer under date ;
of February 24, In which he holds that f
the bridge has ample safeguards
against derailments, and reads, in part, j
\ as follows:
"Tt is the desire of this company to '
comply, as far as practicable, with the
wishes of the Administrative Board, re- j
gat-less of any question of Jurisdiction, ,
but In view of the fact that the views
of your board, as expressed In the com
munication. and those of our chief en- |
gineer differ as to the propriety of in- j
stalling this guard rail, 1 would like .
to be advised us to the statutory or |
other authority vested In the board to
Issue orders requiring this company to
Install the same.
"You will readily understand that, ;
since this Installation might result In i
accidents or other unfavorable condi- !
Hons we would like to know upon Just 1
what authority >vc arc requested to
"In the spring of 1313 this bridge
was carefully Inspected by the Stale
I Corporation Commission In the exercise |
of Its general vlsltorial powers over ;
public service companies, and. under
their direction, the Hrookland Railway
and Improvement Company, owning the i
viaduct, made substantial Improve- j
ments to the bridge at that time." |
Committee Invt-NtlKntlntr Arm Irs of!
I nlon Store* lint Not C'omplrtrd Iteport. !
About L'Ort stockholders attended the!
I annual stockholders' meetings of the
| Union Stores, Inc.. held last night in
; the stores at Seventh and Rranklin
I Streets. The special committee recent
ly a pointed investigate and report on
the affairs of the company at last
night's meeting was given until April
j 16 to complete its report. The stores]
i will continue to do business. There j
| are nearly .'.COO stockholders in the |
i company. The investigating committee ?
| is composed of the following: Dr. K. C. I
I.. Miller, .1. II. Amesbury, R. B.'
j Vaughn and Mrs. I. Austin. |
! Again Made lira.I of Virginia tllntorlcnl
Soclcty?I'ortrnltn I'rmrntfd.
! According to the report of the presi
dent. \V. Gordon McCabc, who outlined
tlie work of the society at the annual
meeting, tho Virginia Historical Soci
? t.v enjoyed a most successful year.
Many valuable gifts were received, and
the treasury lias a good surplus on
hand. the receipts having been greater
? and the expenses less than in former
> ??ar8.
Ufo-siz* oil portraits wcro recclvcd
j of Colonel George lSskridge, and wife,
' the former having been the guardian of
Mary Hall, mother of Washington (the
| bequest of General Kurt, of New York);
! of Pine's portrait of Mary Washington.
presented by W. I.anlcr Washington, of |
i New York; and valuable manuscripts
presente<i by John Seldon, of Washing
ton. Besides valuable historical ma
? terial published in the magazine, 605
volumes have been added to the 11
! brary.
The following officers were elected:
' President, W. Gordon McOabe; vice
presidents, Archer Anderson. K. V. Val
j entlne, I .yon G. Tyler; corresponding
secretary and librarian, W. O. Stan
! ard; recording secretary, D. C. Rich
ardson; treasurer, R. A. Lancaster, Jr.;
' executive committee, C. V. Meredith,
Charles W. Kent, John Stewart Bryan,
j A. C. Gordon, S. S. P. Patteson, S. H.
Yonge, William H. Palmer, Rt. Rev.
A. M. Randolph, D. P., Daniel Grlnnan,
J. P. McGutre, Jr., William A. Anderson
and Morgan P. Robinson.
.Seymour Mnwsenberg Sent to Grand
Jury on Murder C'hnfge.
Seymour Mnssenberg, colored, charged
with tho murder of James Mitchell,
? was sent on to the grand Jury from
Police Court yesterday morning. Mns
senberg, It is alleged, shot Mitchell on
i October 17, 1914, and on December 4
Mitchell died.
, Jack Sanne was fined $100 on a
charge of speeding through the street#
in an automobile on February 21. Ho
i appealed.
John Kloskos, charged with felon
| iously assaulting Helen Hlnton, a col
i ored fflrl, was dismissed.
| Abraham Crump, colored, charged
. with overworking a horse, was fined
! $10. and D. A. Samlrldge, charged with
1 torturing a diseased horse, was fined a
like amount.
Mattle Johnson, colored, was sen
! tenced to sixty days In Jail on a charge
of stealing a bracelet and two dresses
from Hattio Dee.
Guests of College Alumni.
Official life of tho Commonwealth
will be prominently represented next
Thursday at the dinner to be given by
tho local chapter of the Richmond Col
lege Alumni Association. Among tho
Invited guests who have signified .their
acceptance aro Governor Stuart, Lieu
tenant-Governor Kllyson and Attorney
General John Garland Pollard, Tho
banquet will be hold In tho Jeftcraon
hotel, and covers will be laid for 160.
\ ?
Virginia Cities Preparing Fight
With Railroads for Equable
Industrial and Commercial Interests
Said to Re Placed at Serious Dis
advantage? Commissioner Hum
side to Rein-event I. C. C.
An armistice, has been declared in
the light waging; between the Virginia
cities and the railroads centring In
this State for a reduction In freight
rates. The hearing, which was sched
uled for yesterday, was indefinitely
postponed by mutual consent.
The cities that combined to make the
fight for the lower rates are Rich
mond. Itoanoke, Iftncliburg, Norfolk,
Petersburg and Suffolk. The complaint
was illed early in the winter with the
State Corporation Commission, and
action was begun against the rail
roads, all of which operate between
Virginia and North Carolina.
The style of the suit is the Common
wealth of Virginia. In relation with
the cities of Hiclitnond, Itoanoke.
Lynchburg. Norfolk, Petersburg and
Suffolk, vs. the Chesapeake and Ohio,
Norfolk and Western, Seaboard Air
Line, Atlantic Coast Line, Norfolk
Southern, Virginal and Carolina, and
cither railroad corporations. The rail
roads affected are all those operating
between Virginia and all States contigu
The proceedings were Instigated, and
are being pushed by the business or
ganizations of the cities named. The
demand for lower interstate freight^
rates is based upon the allegation that
under th<- existing freight tariffs, in
dustrial and commercial Interests in
every part of Virginia are placed at a
serious disadvantage. The rhippers in
North Carolina cities are enabled to
divert much trude which naturally and
normally belongs to Virginia to the
North Carolina manufacturing and
commercial interests because the ship
ping rates from North Carolina to
points in States bordering Virginia are
considerably lower This places tho
Virginia manufacturers, wholesalers
and Jobbers at a disadvantage In com
peting with the North Carolinians for
trade, the petition states.
This advantage was obtained by the
North State business men through pro
ceedings brought before the lnterstato
Commerce Commission, resulting In tho
adjustment of freight rates that has
enabled the Carolinians to steal a
march on the Virginia manufacturers,
wholesalers and Jobbers in the com
petitive struggle for trade with the
neighboring States.
In th?' proceedings now before the
State Corporation Commission, the com
mission Interceded with the lnterstato
Commerce Commission with the result
that one of th<* members of that body.
Commissioner Hurnslde. was designated
to conn? to Richmond and preside at
the hearing. The only relief possi
ble would have to come from the Inter
state Commerce Commission, the tariffs
affected being interstate rates
Apparently, neither side was prepared
to go into the hearing this week, the
hearing being adjourned by mutual
consent sine die.
Will MImcumh Mtons to llnlne fG.OOO at
St. Jimra To-Jlorron Murolni;.
A special meeting has boon called
by tho vestry of St. James Bplicopal
Church for the purpose of raising tho
sum of $6,000, which la asked for tho
Raster offering. The congregation is
requested to remain after the Sunday
morning service. Tho amount will
cover tho usual $1,250 for diocesan
missions, pay off a current debt of
$3,054.34 and meet $1.76ti. Interest on
tho church debt. The vestry desires
to make things clear for the new rector,
who is to be called.
James It. Gordon, treasurer; James
Caskle and Murray M. McGulrc, finunco
committee, will have charge of the
meeting. The other vestrymen are:
Edmund B. Addison, General Charles
J. Anderson, Preston Cocke. O. H. Fun
sten, James A. Moncure, S. \V. Travers,
Dr. John X. Upshur, Henry l.eo Valen
tino and I^angbourne M. Williams.
Policemen of floral Squnil Criticise D?
clMlitn of Justice (irlggn.
Kninia Jane Edwards, colored, charged .
with operating an objectionable resort
at 221 North Seventeenth Street on
February IS, was dismissed yesterday
in Police Court. Her attorney, Gilbert
K. Pollock, proved to tho satisfaction
of the court that the woman was not
in her bouse at tho time at tho com
mission of a statutory offenso, and
knew nothing of it. A passage at
words ensued between tho attorney and
Sergeant C. M. Johnson, who was In
charge of the "public morals" squad
which made the arrest, and Policeman
Sweet Informed the court that ho was
not satisfied with the decision. It was
pointed out that policemen mako ar
rests and do not try the cases.
Jmum nrockvrell, of IVIrnthnrg, In
Only Candidate to Succeed -Stratton.
To this time no candidato for a seat
on the State Penitentiary Hoard, which
becomes vacant to-morrow, when tho
term of F. Gerald Stratton, of Peters
burg, expires, has appeared to oppose
Jamos Brockwell, also of Petersburg,
whoso name has been boforo the Gov
ernor for some time. It Is not unlikely
that the vacancy will be supplied by
ar\ appointment to-day.
Mr. Stratton has declined to stand as
a candidate for reappointment. lie lias
notified the Governor to that effoct. It
Is generally expected that the appoint
ment will go to Mr. Mrockwell, who ia
a member of tho Petersburg City Coun
cil and has the Indorsement of the busi
ness men of the Cockade City. The term
for which tho successor of Mr. Stratton
will be named by Govornor Stuart is
five years.

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