Colonel Jnmes AsUs That He 1U
Given a Flat Saltiry In I<lcu
of All Fees.
PETERS WANTS IjARGER FtNl)
Prohibition Commissioner Asks for
8100,000 for Two YearN ami In
rreji.se in 11 in Salary From $3,50(1
Tho Senate Finance Committee a1
t ho morning session yesterday callei
on Davis nottoiii. Superintendent ol
Public Printing, t<> make ills report In
Keeping with liv; schedule. Aftei
Mating the Increase In paper. binding
??to., Mr. Itottom presented the follow
ing need* for the two fiscal years:
Kor printing, the sum of $75.OOf
l-'or contingent expenses 1.50C
I-'or additional help, a sum not
to execcd I,!i0<
Total appropriation $78,00(
Salary of Superintendent $2,S0C
Salary of Assistant Superinten
Salary of Messenger 96fl
I'Cwii li. Marhen, director of the
legislative reference bureau, discussed
the accomplishments of his olllce, and
asked for an lucreuse both in salary
and continent fund that his work may
he carried on more efficiently.
At the afternoon session, lioseweil
I'agc, after discussing the workings o(
ihe office of the Second Auditor, asked
that he be allowed $1,000 for an addi
tional clerk and $200 Increase In the
.salary of one of his clcrks. He also
suggested that the language be
? hanged in the matter of his salary to
reml as follow*: "Salary of the .Sec
ond Auditor, $2,500, and the commis
sions which he receives for the ad
ministration of the Miller fund as pro
vided by law."
The Secretary of the Commonwealth,
It. O. Jarne*. appeared and requested
that the committee place him on a flat
salary instead of salary and commis
sions, ami he also asked that ho be
given $10,000 per year, Instead of $."i.coo.
to be paid out of the automobile fund
so that lie might get the work done
more rapidly in issuing tit* license tags
The State Treasurer, il L'rnei,
appeared and suggested some changea
in the matter of bonds, etc., that are
filed with the treasurer, and asked
that, instead of tho salary of $11,500,
as now paid with each clerk being
given a specified amount, the amount
be Increased to $14,000, and that the
treasurer be allowed to fix the salaries
of the clerks. He also asked an in
crease in his contingent l'und from
illOO to $500.
Charles A. .Johnston. Treasurer-Klect,
was present and spoke a few minute.-*,
concurring In the suggestions made by
liev. .1. Sidney Peters, Prohibition
< 'onimissioner, appeared, and gave a
genera! outline of the conduct of his
oilier since its creation, and asked that
he t?e given $100,000 per annum, instead
of $>o,000, as at present that he might
be able to conduct his office better. He
also asked that if it was in the p?.wer
of the committee to raise his salary
from $3,000 to $4,50f'.
STKAItMiS SHOWS HOW
SCIIUOI. I'LXIJS II.WK lillOW.V
The total State ami local funds of
the public school system of tl.?* Stute,
:? - shown by the report of Superin
ti-iidi'ut uf Public Instruction It. C.
:<t.f arnes. were for the fiacal year of
: 31-1 7 $9,121,997.34. a n increase of $1.
10.1.751.19. Of the total the State funds
v. ere $2."51.SSI.67. and the local funds.
*6.370.175.f?7. The increase of funds
for the year 1915-16 over 1914-15 was
barely more- than $500,000.
For the sersion beginning in 1914 the
total enrollment was 474.210: for 1915.
491,943. and for 1916, 495.424. The num
ber of schoolrooms three years ago was
12,343; two years ago, 12.025, and last
Superintendent Stearnes called the
attention of the committee to the new
sources of school revenue for the ses
sion of 1916-17, and the amounts from
each, inheritance taxes, omitted taxes
on tangibles and intangible personally,
omitted license taxes and omitted cap
itation taxes, yielding a total of $475.
022.41. These same sources, he says,
will yield during the present term only
$21 7,373.46. Hut he expects the regu
lar increase of other taxes and omitted
taxes between October 1, 1917. and
March 1. 1918. to make up the de
Mr. Stearnes incorporated in his re
port an account of the resolutions
passed at the last meeting of State
Teachers* Association in Hoanoke,
which stamped present teachers' sal
aries as inadequate, and approved urg
ing the General Assembly to pass a law
abetting a minimum salary for teachers.
DR. JOHNSON TO HAVE
FIRST HEARING TO-DAY
Preliminary Trial Jlny Co Over Because
of Absence of 'Witnesses
Dr. I.emuel J. Johnson, charged with
poisoning his nineteen-year-old bride,
will this morning face tlje first tribunal
in making his defense, when he. is ar
raigned before Justice Crutchfleld in
Police Court. Or. Johnson has occupied
a cell in the City Jail since his arrest.
Indications last night were that the
preliminary hearing this morning would
be continued, owing to the fact that
Dctcctive Sergeants Wily and Smith
have not returned from North Caro
lina. No definite announcement has
heen made as to who will he counsel
for the defendant, except that John li.
Woodward, of Wilson, has been retained
by the father of the accused. It is
expected that Mr. Woodward will ap
pear at the hearing this morning. At
torney Harry ,M. Smith stated yester
day that the matter of his being re
tained by the defense had not been de
termined. Attorney Woodward will
?tonfer with Mr. Smith.
Wliilo the detectives have uncovered i
the purchase of syanide of potassium |
by the young dentist, * they have not
shown the purchase of capsules by the
accused. Dr. Johnson has been identi
fied as the man who bought twenty
grains of the poison from a local drug
store. Just where he got the capsules
in which the, poison is alleged to have
been administered is still an open
The hearing set for this morning will
doubtless bo continued, owing to the
absence of the detectives and uncer
tainty as to the presenso of counsel
and witnesses. The matter of having
J*. O. Wendenburg to assist Common
wealth's Attorney Wise in the prosecu
tion of Pr. Johnson is said to have been
broached to the famous criminal law
yer. Mr. Wendenburg is now in Gooch
land County assisting tho Common
wealth In tho ease against Dr. Asa W.
Chamherlln, and his absonce would
further prolong the dato for the prelim
inary hearing, should he consent to ap
pear against tho young dentist.
| r?rilili(d by V. A. Wrathrr Uarenu)
cold Tliumdar aod
I.oval tnuin Thur?
fair t Friday fair,
12 noon temperature '?
3 I'. M. temperature IS
Maximum temperature to 8 1'. M.. IS
Minimum temperature to H I*. 11.. H
Mi'hii temperature "?
Normal temperature "S
; Deficiency in temperature --
Deflcicney in temperature Blnce
i March 1 1112
l Accumulated deficiency since Jan
j uarv 1 4G
Precipitation !ant twelve hours... .OS
' I'recipilation last twenty-four
llxcetiK in rainfall r.incc March 1 .. 2.52
Deftclency in rainfall since Jan
uary 1 0.01
I.ocnl ObNrrvatlona at 8 1*. .M.
Temperature, 14; humidity, 68; wind,
direction, north; wind, velocity, 12
miles; weather, light snow.
CONDITIONS IN IM PORTA NT CITIES.
Place. 5 1*. M. High. Low. Weather.
! Abbeville 22 20 JO Snow
; Atlanta .12 i 24 Cloudy
'Atlantic City.. 12 14 ? Cloudy
Buxton 12 12 -2 Cloudy
Buffalo 12 14 0 Snow
Calgary 42 04 ?,0 Cloudy
OmrleHton ... 36 40 Cloudy
Chicago 24 24 IS Cloudy
Denver 3C 04 .12 P. cloudy
1 Duluth 14 22 12 P. cloudy
[Galveston .... 5S OS 44 Clear
! I (altera:; .12 .12 ^0 Cloudy
I Havre 50 01 28 Clear
[Jacksonville .. 4fi 4S 20 Cloudy
Kansas City... 22 X2 12 clear
I l*ou(*vllle IS :'.o 22 Clear
Montgomery . 35 .*'2 .''.8 Cloudy
New Orleans.. 52 04 58 Clear i
'New York 10 12 4 Cloudy
Norfolk 22 24 1 8 Snow
Oklahoma .... 24 f.fi .1* Clear
1 'it tsbiirg h ... 12 10 12 Clear
Raleigh 24 24 18 Snow
St. Louis 24 .6 18 Clear
St. Paul 1C IS 12 Clear
San Francisco. 4fi f>2 44 '"'loudy
Savannah 40 4 0 28 Clear v |
Spokane 36 38 14 Cloudy |
T;iinDa 50 0f? 36 Bain
Washington ..12 14 10 Snow
Winnipeg S S -0 Cloudy
Wythe vllle ... 12 18 12 Snow
January .1. ISIS.
Sun ri^es 7:27 Morning 8:44
Sun sets 5:01 Kvenlng ?:2?j
MORE GYPSIES. MORE
TROUBLE, MORE ARRESTS
llotli I'ollce Station* flare Itecord* ?t
DoIbci of Member* of Rand
More gypsies, more trouble, more ar
rest?, was the report from both First
ami Second Police Stations last night,
as the hands of wayfarers who have
for the past few weeks made Richmond !
a stamping ground remain quartered j
.n the city.
Steve Kly. stating that he was from '
Kgypt; John Marko, also from the land j
of the Sphinx; George Spelo, hailing
from Mexico, and Pete Marko, some
time of Russia. it is alleged were en
gaged in a peacable bit of disorder and
a friendly game of Egyptian "crop,"
when Patrolmen Beriucci, Duffy and
Hidgway took a hand. They were j
taken to First Police Station. One I
pleasant feature of the arrests for thej
prisoners is that the weallh-bearing j
member of the band always comes for- j
ward with a heavy roll and gives bail. ?
At the Second Station John I'wana-?
wick and Miller Cwanawick were ;
charged with vagrancy, and an addi- j
tlonal charge against the latter of en- j
couraging Mary Adams, eighteen years i
old. to commit a misdemeanor was
made. They gave bail. j
Outbreak.* In Varlaus Sections of Vlr- ,
Klnla Are Ileported to State
Hoard of Health.
The State Board of Health has re- ]
ceived information that smallpox has |
been discovered at Rlchlands. in Taze- !
well County: at Clifton Forge, in the i
County of Alleghany; at Manr.boro, in
Amelia; that one case has been diag
nosed in the city of Roanoke, and that
the disease has also manifested Itself
at Plain View, in King and Queen.
While not alarmed over these re
ports. the State Board of Health feels
itself impelled to caution the public
generally with regard to the great im
portance and real necessity at this time
of neglecting no possible means at its
command of preventing all species of
disease, and especially of guarding
against the spread of any dangerous
contagion. Several hundred physicians
:n Virginia have answered the call to!
the colors and are seeing service in
cantonments. Otfters are already on
active duty as army surgeons in
Europe. The result is a decided and
growing dearth of doctors in Virginia.
The rural sections will probably be the
worst sufferers from this condition.
The State R,'.' 2 of Health has sent
out a warning to citizens in infected
rural sections and cities, to at once
have themselves vaccinated, for when
once smallpox has entered the house
hold its control is most difficult. The
contagion is carried rapidly from one
section to another by persons traveling
on railroads, and in these days of
speedy transport the possibilities of
introducing smallpox from one section
into a community far removed are very
serious. The State Board of Health is.
therefore, solicitous that all citizens
protect themselves and their families j
by visiting their physicians nnd having
themselves vaccinated with smallpox
virus. Such recommendation is the
more earnestly made to those who re
side in or near a community where the
disease has manifested itself.
To be fully protected, every one
should be vaccinated for the first time
when about three months old. If there
is smallpox in the community, a child
should be vaccinated immediately after
birth. At seven years of age vaccina
tion should be repeated, and every
seven years thereafter. Seven years is
the usual minimum period of complete
Immunity from a single vaccination.
Moose Social and Dance.
The regular semi-monthly social and | j
dance will he held nt the Moose Home. |i
325 Hast Franklin Street, to-night from j
S:00 to 12:00 o'clock. The Mooso band j j
will ho on hand to furnish music, and!|
refreshments will bo served.
I.ibrary Cloned on Snndny.
For the benefit of men in the uni
form of the. tVilted Slates the Virginia
State Library has been kept open reg
ularly on Sundays from .1 until 7 o'clock
since November 18. It has been found,
however, that the attendance, especial
ly since tho opening of the Army and]
S'avy Club, at the corner of Franklin
ind Seventh Streets, does not seem to
lustlfy the necessary expenditures for
light and heat, and accordingly it has
been determined to discontinue this
Sunday service till, further notice.
UNIT* TO BE ITCH
OF 0DIC181 ALLIES
I nilcd States Troops to lie Hushed
to Fighting Fronts in
UNIFIED ACTION AGRICIOI) I TON
Allied Nations to Arrange Merchant
Shipping Thnt Transports Will
He Available to Dispatch Troops
to War Zone.
r IJ> AjiiocUted PrrM.l
Kntire unity henceforth la to be the
watchword of the United States and her
ullies In the prosecution of the war.
American troops an* to be rushed to
the fighting fronts in large numbers as
quickly as possible, and t.h?re Is to he
perfect co-ordination in naval, military,
financial, food, war industries and di
plomatic mat tern.
Tiie agreement betwoeti the allies for
unified jiction was reached at the re
cent interallied conference In Paris,
which wa.i attended by an American
mission, headed bv Colonel K. M. House,
and arrangements already have been
made for the United States to carry out
its part of the cornpuct.
In order that American troops may
be dispatched in a constant stream to
Europe, the allied nations are no to
arrange their merchant shipping that
the necessary transports will be avail
able for the huge task. That quick
work in getting the American army
to the front is most vlteil is indicated
by a statement of Major - General
Maurice, chief director of military op
erations at the British War OfJice. Gen
eral Maurice says It is probable that
with their heavy re - enforcements,
drawn from the eastern to the western
front, the Germans shortly will make a
;>trong offensive against the British and
I* rem h armies. and that the enemy
may he expected to make some gains.
Optimism was expressed, however,
that the enemy would not be able to
.nfllrt the same degree of damage upon
the allies as he has sustained at the
hands of the British during the la<t
Apparent proof that the Germans are
preparing for a big offensive is the
almost continuous bombardment of va
rious sectors along the British and
French front'. Aside from these bom
bardments, there has been little ac
tivity except by small raiding parties.
A heavy snow is falling and another
cold wave has set in on th* French
front, from St. Quentin to the Vosges
SNOW AMD COl.Il CdVES
CIIANCK TO STIIKYGTHK.V I.INKS ?
Snow and cold weather also are giv- i
ing the Italians a chance further to ;
strengthen their northern line against 1
the Austro-Germans. Aside from re
ciprocal artillery duels, little fighting
of moment is in progress, in an en
Jea\ or to offset their loss of ground,
resulting from having been driven back !
across the lower Piave liiver. the ene
my has tried to effect a landing on the '
west bank of the stream, a short dis
tance from the mouth of the Piave.
His boats, however, were caught tinder
the fire of the Italian guns, and the
project had to be given up.
Austro - German airmen continue to
f>o:nb towns 0:1 the Venetian plains.
I'reviso and Bassuno have again been
attacked, and bombs a'.so were dropped
sn Mestre. Little damage was done by
lie bombs. Three of the enemv aircraft
were shot down in aerial battles or br
Reports from Russia indicate that I
he negotiations for peace between the i
tiolsheviki government and the Teu-i
onic allies have reached a virtual '
mpasEe. owing to the unreasoning de
nanri? of the Teutons. Particularly dis
asteful to the Russians is the atti
ude of the central powers with re
rards to holdfng Poland. Lithuania and!
.ouriand and their determination to '
etaln garrisons at Riga. Llbau and
ither Baltic ports.
Twenty - one British merchantmen
vere sunk by mines or submarines last
veek. as compared with twelve the pre
CONFER ON ROAD BUILDING
?xecn?ive> Committee of Anicricnn IHjjh
vruy Officio]*' \ ? a o c I a 11 o ii to
Me't In AVnhhlntrton.
The executive committee of the
Lmcrican Highway Officials Associa
ion. of which Virginia State Highway
Commissioner Coleman is chairman, has
icen called to meet in Washington on
anuary 10 to consider plans to be fol- ;
owed in tHe road work in the coming
ears by the various States. The com- j
r.ittee will also confer with the high- ?
iay transports committee of the Na
ional Council or Defense and other 1
Commissioner Coleman says that he i
s of opinion that the present war con
lit Ion will not only not hinder road
?uilding. but will force it all the j
ooner. He cited as an illustration
f the possibility of roadbuilding the j
act that the government contemplates j
riving some 30.000 or <0,000 trucks j
rom Detroit and Chicago to Kastern ;
orts of their own power to save trans- j
ortation anil congestion of the rail- !
Cull for Nomination)!.
The annual election of directors of I '
he V. W. C. A. will take place at the
nnutil meeting in January. Members '
aving names to suggest will please 1
end a signed list addressed to the
otninating committee, C North Fifth
Street, before January 15.
No need to let that couch persist. Stop the
irritation, aud remove tickling and hoarse
necs, by relieving the inflamed throat with
2fie IN TL'11108 50e
Cu-ltor Catarrh Jelly (In tubes) give*
Instant relief, affords refreshing siuoo
and l<e?r* the head clear.
Ou-Blor Chemical Com puny,
IHIIUL DINNER TENDERED
' iinnqr 11
! Dnuyliters ??f Confederacy Kntcrtain
Nearly !lOO Survivors
of Lost Cause.
MILS. 15 A X 1) O L I' 11 IWIHSIDUS
Old Men Gather Aronnd Mrs. Ran
dolph and Join in Hinging "Rebel
Yell" After Sin^inR "Praise God
From Whom All Blessings Flow."
Yesterday was "red-letter day" on
the calendar of R. E. Lee Camp Soldier?"
Home, when the United Daughters of
She Confederacy of the State of Vir
ginia. following their annual custom,
tavo a Now Year'* dinner to the more
than 300 old veterans who are In
mates of the home.
While the various chapters through
| out the State contributed to the oi
penso of tho dinner, the actual work of
preparing and serving it fell to the
Richmond Chapter, of which Mrs. Nor
man V. Randolph is president. Mrs.
j It. A. Klenner was cener.il chairman of
| all arrangements for the dinner, and j
? assisting her were Mrs. If. I^ee L.or
j raine, In charge of tho carving; Mr3. |
i John Rauer. who saw to the prepara-i
' Hon of the oysters; Miss Betty Elly- j
j son, potatoes; .Mrs. Randolph, candy.
, and Mendamcs Joseph Allen, Lawton
Crutchflold and Hedden Lindsay were
\ responsible for a plentiful supply of
; delicious home-made ca!;e for the vol- :
i erans. i
j An Idea of the task undertaken by i
i the Richmond Chapter may be trained !
j from the fact that 200 pounds of tur- j
| key were roasted at home by the best ;
cooks of Richmond for this dinner, i
j and not even tho gravy was lacking j
! when the turkey was served. Sugar j
? has been scarce for some time et the i
! Soldiers' Home, but yesterday llfty !
I pounds were contributed, bes'des quan- !
'titles of tobacco and cigars, oranges, j
j fifteen gallons <? f oysters, 150 pounds
of candy and other good things.
Dinner was served first on trays in i
the hospital, where thero are now j
seventy patients. and immediately ?
i afterward tho mess hall filled with the j
gray-clad veterans of another war, ,
nearly 250 strong, and the event of the I
season was on. Nothing was lucking.
Old men on diet pres< ribed by the
home physician were cheerfully advised
to "go ahead and get as sick ;?h they
wanted to he" by Mrs. Randolph, who .
enthusiastically declared that to get ill ;
on such delicious turkey as was served
yesterday was being ill In a rood cause, !
MKMItKRS OK RICHMOND
CUAI'TKK SERVK THE DI.N.VKK !
Members of the Richmond Chapter
and several of their young daughters,
those who had young daughters, served
the dinner, which the veterans declared \
was the. best they ever ate. Mrs. Ran- :
dolph was mistress of ceremonies, and j
assured old veterans, who, with touch- .
ing pathos, remarked that so much at- .
tention was being pa':d the young fel- !
lows now lighting, or In training, that j
they were afraid old fellows like them- 1
selves would be forgotten. that to the
I'nited Daughters of tho Confederacy
the Confederate veterans would always
be "our boys," no matter liow old they
were, nor how faded their gray uni
forms of another war.
The home physician. Dr. Lipscomb,
and his assistant, Dr. Hawkins, and D.
A. Brown, Jr., a member of the board
of the Foldsers' Home, were also the
xuests of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy at the dinner, which ended
with "Praise Cod From Whom All
Blessings Flow." led by Mrs. Randolph.
Peculiarly touching were the quav
ering voices of the old veterans joining
in the familiar words from all over the
mess hall, but right heartily did they
afterward give the "rebel yell," gath
ered around Mrs. Randolph, who herself'
can still put the spirit of unwavering j
courage and defiance of the old South
in the famous Confederate battle cry.
.lory Money Ready.
Clerk E. M. Rowelle, of the City
Circuit Court, announced yesterday that
jury money was ready for those jurors
who served the court during Its No
vember term, which closed several days
OUCH! RUB OUT
Rub pain, soreness, stiffness,;
sciatica right, out with '
"St. Jacobs Liniment.*'
Count fifty! Pain gone.
Rheumatism is "pain only." Not one
case In fifty requires internal treat
ment. Stop drugging! Rub the misery
right awny! Apply soothing, pcnctrat
ting "St. Jacobs Liniment" directly
upon the "tender spot," anil relief
comes instantly. "St. Jacobs lini
ment" is a harmless rheumatism lini
ment which never disappoints and
cannot burn or discolor tiio .skin.
Minber up! Stop ccwnpla Ining! Get
>i small trial bottle of "St. Jacobs lini
ment" at any drug store, and in just a
moment you'll be free from pain, sore
ness, stiffness and swelling. Don't
suffer! Relief awaits you. "St. Jacobs
Liniment" has relieved millions of
rheumatism sufferers in the last half
century, and is Just as good for sciatica,
neuralgia, lumbago, backache, sprains
LEFT OVER XMAsj
Sample of Hcdnctl jon.
$2.r?A Diamond Stick Pin OSc
?r..OO Diamond Set. 4 pieces 91.9ft
Jtl.OO "M-K Cold F. Pen OOe
50 Five-Cent Cigars
Ctrl's Kalucape rod Cap $1.05
""<? Tied, In botes 1 iic
?><? Tien, in boxes "f>c
6.1c Ties, extrn flue Ilflfi
Children's S*venters 70e
Children's Coots Vfc price
I.adieu' Coats SM.DN to $13.r>0
Soaps, S-03. I.nntidr.v 4 l-?e
Soaps, Toilet, 10c size..' Re
Soaps. Hand, SO-oi. can 10c
Coffee, - pounds !Ue
Coffee, Our Pride 20c
101 other things at ?at prices.
Come to see ns and be convinced.
King Chain Stores
1217 Kant Main Street,
?to2 Mast Bros* Street.
CRAFTS-STARR PHONOGRAPH CO*
330 North 9ko>< Street.
! PERCY J. TOWNES IS
CHARGED WITH BIGAMY
, Meliorated From HI* Flr?t Wife, lie
Wt4n >Hs.?i Kllcabeih Ford.
Fourteen Year* Old.
Age twenty years, onoe married and
separated from his wife. Und now fac
ing tho charge of bigamy and rnn
trlhutin to tho delinquency of Miss
Elizabeth Ford. 707-A West Marshall
fUrect. I'erey J. Townes. who lived with
his Grandparents, Mr. ami Mrs. J. K.
Apple, at 2 Auburn Avenue, was ar
rested yesterday by Detective Ser
geants Bryant and Wiltshire. The Ford
fcirl in fourteen yeirs old. The couple
I were married In Rnltimore December
i -19. A letter to a girl friend of the
i V "rd girl here told of tho marriage.
1 Mrs. M. |,. Adcock, the mother of tho
second Mrs. Townes, stated last night
that she had never seen the Townes
youth and knew nothing of her daugh
ter's intimacy with him. She knew
nothing of the wedding until she was
Informed that her daughter had mar
ried tho Townes hoy, and that he had
once been married.
furee years ago young Townes, at
that umc a student, was married to
I Miss Ethet Louise Jones, tho daughter
| of R. r. Jones, of Rio Vista. About a
| year and a half aeo a separation was
J secured by Mr. Jones, father of the
j then eighteen-year-old bride', and since
j that time Townes and his first wife
have been living apart. Friends of the
| Townes boy said last night that he had
been in several schools, but had never
been graduated, and that he was at one
time a sturiont in Riverside Military
Acadecnp, CRinesville. Ga. He has been
living in Richmond for the past few
years at tho home of his grandparents.
At the time of his marriage to Miss
Jones she was a student in high school
Following his arrest yesterday
Townes wired his parents, who will
corna here for the hearing in Tollce
Court this morning. It was stated last!
night that the youth did not under- |
"ie, "ature of l*?e separation !
which had been granted to his wife!
by the courts, arid was under the im-I
press ion that he was free to marrv
again. This will likely be part of the'
defense which will be made to the!
charge this morning.
? ?al for Can Work*.
r*uP*rir>te?dent W. P. Knowles. of the
Gas Works was directed yesterdav bv
the .Administrative Board to advertise
[rrftnn tor 30,000 tons of taa coal.
lo.OOO tons of steam coal and 000 tons
o. anthracite, and 1,000 cords of lone
pine wood. The coal and wood will be
-std by the Gas Works during the vear
commencing April 1.
I'trdon Is Ref??erf.
George W. Elderkin, convicted of
conducting a gambling placo in Elisa
beth City County and sentenced to six
months in jail, was refused a pardon yes
terday by Governor Stuart. Elderkin
was involved In the gambling eas*. of
Bailentine and Morgan in Roanoke a
few years ago. but escaped. He after
wards made affidavit that he was the
sole owner of the wheel of fortune
found in that case.
Blue Ridge Dyspepsia
is not a new aspirant for public fa.vor.
Its beneficial effects have been known
to tne medical profession for half a
century Cull at 4Qi East Franklin, or
phone .Madison 394::. P111L. F. BROWN*.
AT ONCE! STOPS
"Pape's Diapepsin" makes sick,
sour, sassy Stomachs I
Do some foods you eat hit back?
taste Rood but work badly; Torment
into acids and cause a sick sour, gassy
i ow> Mr- or Mr'- Dyspeptic,
jot this down: Pape's Dlapepsin helps
neutralize the excessive acids in tho
stomach so your food won' 0 aid
upset you. There never was anything
N-v, QUlck* so cfcrtainlv effective,
u 1,n?1r'nC? h?W badly your stomach
n L?OU. l,su,a,,y eet happy relief
in fi\e minutes; but what pleases you
most is that it helps to regulate yojr
stomach co you can eat your favorite
foods without fear.
u?l?oSt ^emed,CS Civc you rel,ef some
times?they are slow, but not sure.
Hapes Diapepsln" is positive in ueu
liaiming tho acidity. so tho misery
won t come back very quickly.
T ou feel different as soon as "Rape's
Diapepsin" comes in contact with the i
Rtomach?distress just vanishes?your ?
somach gets sweet, no gases, no bejeh- 1
lug. no eructations of undigested food,
your head clears and you feel fine.
Go now, make th# best investment
you ever made, by getting a large rtfty
ccnt case of I'ape's Dlapepsin from any
drug store. You realize in Ave min
utes how needless it is to suffer from
Indigestion, dyspepsia or any stomach
iliporder due to acid fermentation
Loose Leaf and Bound
Diaries, Calendars, Pocket
I^oosc-Leaf Books And all
Ofllco and Desk Supplies.
Largest stocks in tlie city
?AND, "We make the
liofit Rubber Stamps ou
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To-Day We Inaugurate Our
OFFERING FOR THIS OCCASION
Supreme Values Impossible of
WISDOM TELLS YOU TO BUY FOR THE FUTURE
as well as for your present needs, for the inevitable
increase in the price of all cotton goods will
make it impossible to again present to i
you the extraordinary values of- $
fered during this sale. /
Offered at Decided Reductions
Two Hundred $1.50 and
$1.75 French Xainsook
and Lingerie Cloth
downs at $1.00
Made high *nd V - neck
Btyles; some slipper* amoncr
th? collection. These Gowns
are attractively trimmed with
fine quality laces and em
Three Hundred $1.25
and $1.39 Gowns
Presented in th* sttpoven
high and V-neek styles; mads
of fine Nainsook and Long
cloth; beautifully trimmed
with laces and embroideries.
Intersected with tucks.
$3.50 and $4.00 Crepe de
Chine and Satin Pink
Bloomers at $2.19
Elaborately trimmed with Ven
ice Filet and Venetian laces.
Only about three dozen In this
collection to clone at the above
Seventy-Two $3.00 and
$3.50 Crepe de Chine
Envelope Teddy Com
binations at $1.95
Some have tooetras of
embroidery; quite a few are laee.
ribbon or camisole strap top; ail
aro trimmed back as well sa
$1.50 and $2.00 Lovely Crepe de Chine
and Satin Camisoles at $1.00
Ribbon and lace strap styles; also regular corset cover effects.
These are beautifully trimmed with laces and insertions.
Van Dylce point and bands. In French Val.,
Venice PMlet; some have touches of hand
work and hand-made flowers.
75c Dainty Corset Cov
ers, During This
Made of fine, sheer Longcloth
and Nainsook; lace and em
broidered trimmed with rib
bon-run beading; many are
trimmed back as well as front;
some have embroidered Or
gandy motifs intersected.
Two Hundred and Forty
$1.25 and $1.39 Envel
ope Teddy Combi
nations at 89c
Made of sheer I.ongcloth and
Nainsook; elaborately trimmed
top and bottom with lace and
embroideries; some backs are
trimmed as well as the fronts;
quite a few have embroidored
Organdies, motifs intersected.
Two Hundred Philippine Hand-Embroid
ered and Hand-Sewed Gowns, Spe
cially Purchased and Placed on
Sale To-Morrow at $3.48 ,j
Made of the finest grade of French Nainsook and handsomely
embroidered and cannot be duplicated for less
than $4.50 after this sale.
A Sale of Special In
terest at This Time
Thonsands of Yards of
FILET. FRENCH AND
OTHER LACES AND
Broken lotR that sell regularly
for Sc. 10c and 12 yard,
during this sale will
at 5c yard
LACES AND INSERTION
in Val., French and Filet still
offered at the old fa
BECAUSE OF THE WONDER
FUL SUCCESS OF OUR
LAST SALE OF tf!
we will duplicate the offer on
the first day of our Jan
uary White Sale. v;
$2.00 and $2.25
Georgette Crepe at
Forty inches wido. Fifty
pieces in this collection, em
bracing every wanted street
aud evening shade. For years
this Crepe has been reeo^nirei
by discriminating buyers as one
of the most superlative valnes
THIS IS ABOUT THE I.AST CHANCE YOU WILL
HAVE TO BUY
at these prices, as many items are offerecllless than
to-day's mill quotations.
Thirty-six inches wido. 12 yards to the
pieces; during this sale only at
Cameo Ladies* Cloth
at 21c Yard
During; this sale only. This
cloth has a soft willow finish
that combines tlio good points
of tints Nainsook and Long
Pajama Cloth at
12^c and 15c
Tard wide. Only limited
quantities to close of these
two specials at the above, the
old price. Vi'/tc a yard.
Ten yards to the piece: dur
ing t h I ;i fcalo, Forty
inches wide; the ideal mate
rial for malting finest lingerie.
at 19c Yard
Highly mercerized, silky
finish; jus; the quality for
Low Prices on Longcloth and Nainsook
10-yard pieces Regal Longcloth
10-yard plecos Regal Longcloth..... gl.ft.%
12-yard pieces I'rinccss Nainsook S1.00
12-yard pieces Princess Nainsook 93.00
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