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November 5, igoc Women's Cleverly Styled Coat Sweaters Ncvcr a season when the deinancl for Coat Sweaters has beon grcatcr than right at present. Conscquently tlie market. has been flooded, and niany nianii facturers grew slack' in their methods, thinkilig thal; atiything wouid go. With this state of affairs existing the public was Itabtc to hc the loscr, but we have guarded our eustomcrs' intercsts as zeal ously as ever. Not a Sweater in our stock thnt ls not correct in stylc? thnt is not up to the Miller & Rhoads quality stnndard. Your Coat Sweater pnrchase'd hcrc menns style, quality nnd n goodly savinft ln pricc. Mcdiuni Length Coat Sweat cr, single breasted, fastencd down front with large pearl but? tons; colors, red, gray and navy Long Coat Sweater, in single and doublc breasted, rhediuni wcight, fast colors of gray. white and red; excellent fl?P AA value at . ?J>?J?UU $2.98 Unusual Long Coat Sweater, closely woven of fme yarn, dou ble breasted, faslened down the front with two rowsof large pearl buttons, gray and red; <P? C A especially good for . . ?j>V?i)U Elegant Long Coat Sweaters. double breasted, two rows of pearl buttons; gray, red and white. These styl- (?'7 C A ish niodels . ?J) 6 ?wu SERVE IISEIIE tDefeated Candidate Congratu lates Mr. Ellyson?Chair man Thanks Workers. Not tha least pleasant huppenlng ot J.he weelt to LIoutenant-Governor J. 'Taylor Ellyeoii, who has been elected lo succeed himself. was tho rccelpt yesterday of a letter of congratulntlon from hls frlend and late opponent, State Senator A. T. Lincoln, of Marion. benator Lincoln. the Kepubllcan numl peo for the ofllce, wiites as follows: "It glves me pleasure to congratulate 3'ou a. second tlme, and to say that I ehall bo glad to serve ln the henato "With you as preslding olllcer." Mr. Ellyson, who ls also Democratic Stute Chalrman, yesterday expressed hls appreciatlon of the hearty co-oper ution glven hlm durlng tlie lato cira palgn by tho varlous county ond clty ehairmeti and commltteenien and the preclnct workers. Especlclty ls ho grateful for the ready response glven the request of the State Comniltteo that the voters be instructed ln mark? ing out the name of D. Q. Eggleston and Inseiting that of Colonel B. O. Jumes. - To Secretary j. N. Bienaman and to Hunter Mann, Mr. Ellyson also glves his hearty thanks for ihelr enrnest and untlring labors. "The newspap^is of the Stute guve us loyal and effectlve support," contin? ued tho State ehairman. "Itegardless Df thelr attltude prlor to the prlmary, they rallied to the suppoit of the nom lneea ln a way that was lnvaluable to the party. They guvo unsparlngly ot ihelr spaco to relleve the comniltteo of What at tlrst seemed an embarrasslng fcltuatlon arislng from the dpalh uf Mr. Eggleston. The Democratic papers of the State deserve the thanks of all Democrats. "Those publlc speakcrs who loyally and unselfishly gave thelr tlmo nnd talents and travellng expenses to ald tho cause have my hearty thanks." ISxpeune Account Illunkx, Aa an. aid to all .candidates In tho i-e cent electlon ln complying wllh the law, Secretary of tho Commonwealth B. O. James ls sendlng them blanks to be fllled out ln reportlng their ex? penses, He i< hot. rpqulred to do this. but so much,'tro?b-]c "and confusion havo arlsen ln the past from this reaulre ment of the law that Colonel James thought it wouid save trouble all around to make it easy for tho candi? dates to comply with the statute. Tho law applles to every pcrson who was an aspirant, of whatever party or whether successful or unsuceessful. Antl-dlvorce legislatlon dld not seem to be ln favor with the voters of the leglslatlve dlstrlct composed of Bristui and Washlngton county. lt had been expected that thls district, which has at present one Democratic nnd ono Re? publican representatlve, wouid send two Republlcans this time, but instead both-Democratlc nomtnees wcro elected -?thlB ln splte of the fact that thu Republlcans of tho dlstrlct, ln thelr nomlnating conventlon. adopted the followlng plank. "We hold the preservation of the pur Ity of the family to be the duty of every Commonwealth. We therefore vlew with apprehenslon the nlarming increase of dlvorco in our county and Btate and favor the enactinent of such laws as will render the marriage rela tlon more permanent." DEPARTMENT CHANGES flre Comniliislonera Appolnt Mnny Subxtt tutea on l'robatlon. The Board of Flre Cominlcslonora met lr j??ular monthly meotlng laat nlght, with Proaident Charlea P. Taylor preuldlnR. The followlng subBtituiea were appolntciJ ?i; probatlon: G. M. Wheat to Englno Company No. 1, C. _? Atklnaon and C. J. Wood.ly to EngliK Company No. ", -Maaon J. Milla to EnRln? Company No. 5, li. C Wade to Englm Company No. ", Cornwallls Thornpsou t?j Xruck Company No. :'. \V. S. Slmms to TrucH Company No. ". J. E. Whltlow, aubstitule in Englne Com many No. S, havlng aerved lila proljatlonitrj term aatlufactorlly, waa placed on the ?1|. gublo llat. Tho realttnatlon ot U T. lJembi>rt->n, flre. Hian, grade C, of Englne Company No. 10. WBB rocelved and acceptc-d, aa was alao thi realcnatlon of W. H. Lawrtmce, BUbBtltuU in Enelne Company 13. J. lf Hazelsrove waa promoted from aub ?tituto to Hreinan, grade C, in Engliiu Com? pany .No- C The board appolnted tho followlng Heuten anta from the force: H- E. Wllkliibon. of En fino Company No. 11; M, A. Hall, of Trucli Company No. 1. and W. J. Botto, ot Trucli Company No. -?_ W'eHl Care for Your Piano For a Year; Keep it In tune and good order. for a fraction over one cent a day, Well? Cit| our Annual Tunine Conlrart To-day. Cable Piano Co., 213 E. Broad. Madlson 2731. WILL UIHiET F Company C, Richmond Blues, tc *Honor Lieutenant Tucker Saturday Night. Company C, Richmond Llght In fantry Blues, held Its weelcly drlll last nlght, most of the tlme belng lu charge of Sergeant A. R. Matchetl, of the "Unlted States Army, ono of two olllcers deslgnatcd by tho War De? partment to drlll the Virginia rnilllin accoiding to tne latest army regula tlons. Uesldes puttlng the company througl the usual foot movements, Sergeam Matchett put the men through sevora' 'movements used ln actual battle ant through a callsthenlc exercise. th> latler of which Is deslgned as an exer? cise for all the muscles of the body Though it was the flrst time the nier had been snbjected to such a drlll Sergeant Matchett stated that liiey re sponded very well. In the company meetlng afterward; I lt was announced that the banquet k ! be glven ln honor of Lieutenant J i Rnndolph Tucker, formeriy captaln o I Company c, but nov; on the stuff o: j -Major Bowles, wlll bo held Saturdn; [ nlght at S:30 o'clock in Murphy' Hotel. All members of the compan; i are urgently requested lo be present The men are ordered to appear ln dres uniform. Thd ^company wns ordered to as seinble "at the armory at 10 o'clocl on Wednesday mornlng, November 1C to aet as part of the milltary escor of Presldent Taft. The men aro or dered to report wlthout fall. Orrielal Vote ln Henrlco. Tlio Henrieo County Canvasslng Board mo yesterday at tlie courthouse and mado th. offlclal count of votea east ln Tuosday'i electlon. The llgures aro aa follows: Fo Governor. Mann, 520; Kont, SJ1; Lieutenant Oovernor, Ellyson, 563; Lincoln. 182; Socre i tary of tho Commonwealth, James -1!>1 | Locke, 171; Stato Treasurer, Harmon, G66 i Crupper, 160; Commlsalonnr of Agrlculturo am Immlgratlon, Koiner. f.64; Hobson, 172; Su perlntendont of Publlc Instructlon. Eggeston 52!*; Brent. lf>5; Attornoy-CJeneral, Wllllami 57*: Revercomb, 1SS; Leglslature, Throck morton, 46j; Vawter, 3v-t Gave rinno tn School. The Highland Park Mothers' Club laa nlsht prcaented lo the school a piano. Th lnstrumcnt was prssented by C. F. Crosa am recelvoti on bchalf of the school bv Cleorg W. Bablke. Thero wns also an address b .Mr, Blanton. Jluslc nnd readinga wora ren der^d by studentB of the school. Felt lnto Shockoe Crcok. Wllllam Henderson (colored). afte a perllous fall of thlrty-live feet inb Shockoe Creek, was rescued last riign by two pollcemen. Henderson stajj gered off the ernbankmont under th Chesapeake nnd Ohlo vlnduct, nenp Six teenth Street. He escaped Injury, regeTieITbr CflRRIftfiE HOUSE Rueben Burton Named by Chan " cery Court to Take Charge of Ainslie Company. Iteuben Burton was appolnted yester day by Judge Grinnan lu the Chancer Court as recelver for the Ainslie Car rlnge Company, Incorporated, with fac tory at 7-9 South Klghlh Street. Th actlon grew out of a suit InstJtuled b Mr. Burton for himself und others, i which it waa alleged thut the compan had recently been loslng monoy an ls lnsolvent, Mr. Burton belng a ered Hor to tho extent of ?2,n2r, on a negu tlablo noto for $2,525, due in Augus ln tlio applicatlon for a recelvershi It was representod that the compan had becomo embarrassed to such a extent that on November 1 a dtstres warrant was secured by the NolHn estate, owners of the bulldlng, for nor payment of rent, amounting to $2,9211.5 for which Hlgh Constable Wyatt al tached tho stock, oiTiec and factory flt tlngs und mnehinery and vehleles i course of completion. Tho altachmei wns later ralacd by the company g^ lng bond, In the order provldlng for a ri celvershlp ,Iudge*TSVInnan dlrectB M Burton to tako charge of tho fuctot nud property and contlnue operatlon comploting existlng contracts, und wil due regard for economy, malntain ti priTseiit maohluory. The appllcan state that It is thelr hopn to get tl property in. satlsfactory shnpe, dollvi carrlages now belng inanufactured, ar eventually sell tho property as a "goln concern," rather than suffer tho depn clatlon w.hlch wouid follow the elo: fng down and removul of the mnchh <-ry. An aiiHwer liled by tho Ainsl Carriage Company, Incorporated, coi sents to the receivershlp and- aslca tl wlndtiig up of tho affairs uf the uot , pany_, OFFICIAL TABULATION SHOWS PACE LED TICKET IN RICHMOND .Tames B, Puce, tho Dcmoet'ntle noni Inec for City Trensttrer of Hichmond, loil the entlre tlcket ln thln elly lti Tuosdriy's electlon, recelvlng -l,8?l voteH. The ofilclal ooilnt of Alr, fncc'ti vote hIiowr thnt nenrly 5,000 voles wero ctfHt, nnd thnt many voters who I went to Ihe polls dld uol Indlefl.te thelr cholce fnr tlie goVorriorshlp nnd for i the othor Stnte oflt-.S; | The leglslatlvo tielcet wns led by I Charles 10. Wlngo, who recelved 4,R.t) I Votes, However, Messrs, Cox nnd Cur I tln wero closo liehlnrl him. On thn Htnte tlcket tho lcadera wero Judge .Siiinuel \V. Wllllams, for Attor ndy-Qenernl, nnd George VV, Koincr, for Comfnt-sloiier <>f Agrlculture, each recelvlng 3,i)S6 votes, Thls Ih nenrly noo more votes than were enst for Judge Mann. Mr, Kent polled tt lurger vote thnn niiy other Ropuhllcan nomliioe, his total bolng 815. John J. Iledinoncl, tlio Independent Hepubllcan candidate for City Sergeant, polled a total of 1,038. Clty cnndkliites whose natnos were not on the tlcket rnn for the most part about 1,00.') votes behlnd those whose names were prlntod, wlth the exception of Colonci John S, Harwood, for the Leglslnttire, who got about' 700 less than tbe leatlers In Ihis contest. Three niUKlstrates were electojl from euch ward. None of the Domocratic nornlnees had opposltion. Only ilvo of tho twenty-one candldates for theso ofllees were on the tlcket, nnd tlie dls crepancy of the vote between the.e und thelr conferccs who neglected fll Ing thelr names is very marked. Itcturna Ar? CerUlled. Tho ofilclal rcturtia were inspected STUDY PIST0L SH00TING Flrst Hrglment OMrers will Strlvo for Army ICadgen. Tbe offlcers of tlio Kirst llatlollon, Flrst Vlrglnla Heglmont, aro engngud ln a courso . or study of pistol ahoatlng under the. direc? tion of Captain Chdrca Al. Wallacc, Jr. Thu I offlcers liav. Iiud sevural moutlnga for In? structlon and have had some practlce. Captain Walltice bolluves that moat of h's elnan wlll soon qtiRllty ns inarksmon nc , cording to tln; regular Unlted States army atandard, whlch rcqulros a porcenlago of 67 per cent. under ccrtaln conditions aud reg ! ulatlons. Hu thlnks also that somo ol the ! men can reach thu gra?le of Bharpabooter, ! whlch requlrea an M) por cent. grncle. SulTI , clnnt progress hus not been mado to dla covor whether or not any of tho offlcers can ' arrive at the atandard of export. To do thls ' It ls necessary to make S0 per cent. on a far moru dlfflcult test. ? Tho War Department lssues badgoa to j offlcers of lnllitia reglnients maklog the difft-rent gradt-s. TURNBULL CANDIDATE ' l.niiiMvl'i. County .Muii Wnnts to Succeed LiiHslter. i Kormsl nnnouncemeiU has been made by I R. Turnbull. a well known attorney of Law rencevllle, Brunswlek county, of his candl dacy loi thu House of Ftoprenentatlves from i tbo Fourth District to succeed tbo lato Con gressmnn F. lt. I.asslter. Mr. Turnbull '? an earnest and actlve . young Democrat of th_ district, and ls well known to tlio voters. I There liav... been no furthor dovelopmonts in the contest for the vacant seat. Tbe Governor salil yesterday that ho had not ' dotermlned on caillng an electlon. Cboral Unlon at Tteth Ahnbuli. | Tho Choral Socii ly uf Lieth Ahahah Syna goguu wlll asslst tlio regular cho'.r at tlils evenlng's servlce at lletli Ahabah. Dr. E. N. Callsch wlll preacli at thls servlce and In the mornlng. Thls evenlng his snbject whl : be "Tho Myaterles of Llfe"; on Saturday | inornlmr. "An Anclent Message to Garcla." , Tho publlc la welcomo at all servlces. - (.iiiilllh-il ns Kxecutpr, Mrs. Alurgnret A. Slzer quallfled yesterday In tlie Chancery Court ns cxecutor of the cstato of Wlllarri T. Sizor. The ostate ls | valued at S1..C00. yestordtiy ln tha IltiHtliigs Court room by tho clty CommlBBiolitira of Kicutlon. The work conaumed tlu-. cntlfu iluy. Whlle the poll IjooltH 'and eertlficntes ns retunieil by tlio judgcH uf olectioii were for tho most part ln good shniio, sovernl erroi-H were t'otirul, nnd thls Mecossltated sentlltig foi- Juilges imrl clerk b to make the lieooBsn'ry corree tlotiH. n wns ?> o'clock before Iho re? turns hnd been ciimpilcd, "TRgueil, ut tcstcd und reiuly for llllng in tho ofllce of tho Secreinry of tho Co'inmdnwettlth. Al| of the coiniiilssloners of electloti wcv^ present. ns follow.-i; Andrew tCfouse, It. A. Cavedo, .1. Citskle Cnboll, Charles 13. Ctiry und W. D. Sclden. Tlie ofllclnl count Is as rollows: For Oovernor. Wllllam Hodges Mnnn. 3,69>l Wllllam V. Kent. S 1.5 A. L>. Dennett. :;, For Lleiitoiitiiit-Oiivcriior. J. Taylor Ellyaon. :1,7s 1 A. T. Lt 11 col 11 . 065 0. K. Good . m For AttornejuOenoriil Snmuei \V. Williams .:?.08G Oenrge A. Reyercomlj . 64G Fi?r Heorctiiry of tlie Commoiivtcnltli. 13. O. Jamea . 3,712 .fohn B. Locko . 55 6 D. D. Harrison . 100 Fur Stnle Treiimirer. Asher W. Hariiinn, Jr. 3,951 Joseph L. Crupper . 622 B. w, HarrlH . ao For Siiperlnlenileiil uf I'ulillc fnalnic llon. J. D. Kggleston, .lr.3,S7? Frunk V. Bront . 631 B, M. Dutton . or. For CoiiiiulKMlmier of Aj^riciilturc. Oeorg-e W. Koiner. 3,9SO -.-^? DELAY JAIL MATTER Committee Wlll t'onsliler Queatlon Next Monday Nlght. Tlio report of tho City Jall Commlttco. which haa been ln the hands of tho Com mllloo on Grounds und Bulldlnga for aotno tlme, was not taken up lust nlght, thu chalrman calllng a auuclal moullng to b<> lioUl Monday nlght for ita eonsldoratlori.,At tho samo tlmo rocommondationa ns tq chargea for tho use of tho Auditorlum wlll be tukcu up. Clialriuan Uoti Lettvy last nlght suggusled tbut charltublo lnstltutlous ualriK thu bulldlng bo ehurged at thu rato of 411 por nlglit, and thut olhora pay 1m jwr r.lslit, or $50 for two or moro nlghts >n atic cesslon. Tho reaolutlon waa lald on tlie table on motion of councllman liufonl. Among bllls prescnled for payment wero thoso Irom tho Rlclimond Coal Company for fuol turnlshed tho Clty Hall. which, after some eomment, wwrc. ordered pald. Inspector JQeck stated that for thu last two days th'a company had been dellvcrlug cottl nnd now had in the blna about a rarloua. Enginecr Pumplin sald that ns yni uone of it had been tested, but that it lookcd better than that formeriy deilvered by tlio same company. A test wlll he mado In a i?w daya to aacortaln whether or not the coal comes up to the contract atandard for the run-oC-mlnes artlcle and a roport made to tho next meut'ng of the committee. MAY PRESENT MEDALS Suggesttoit tbat Tuft Vlslt" Wouid Bo Appro prlate Thne. lt lr, belng suggosted by local mll'tary officers lhat the puradc <ji honor of 1'reat dont Taft next Wednesday wouid furnlab nn appropriate occualon upon which to present the medals won by tho VirgLii'a rlflomen in tlio rocent natlonal cor.'.'Bt <tt camp IMrry. Thoao modttln vora offered by tho Gover? nor. the Adjutant-General and tho State Milltary Board. to tho three Virginia repre aentatlvea at Camp l'erry maklng the high? est acore. The wlnner of the Governor's medal for the beat acore was Lieutenant K. V. l'cacock. of Company K. First Ilegl ment, of Staunton. Tlie Adjutant-General's medal for tho second beat scoro was won by Captaln Charles XV. Wallace. Ja., of Company C, Flrst Iteglment, of Klchmond, whlle the i th'rd medal, prosented by the mllliary I board, goes to Corporal Flshor, of Company I G. Second Iteglment, of Petersburg. James T. Hobsoti. 5,'I7 O. J. UtiHs. 81 i'"or>' iIoiihp of pelcgnlosi. Jiinios LI. CiiHoy . .,222 Kilwln P. Cox . 4,5.0 John A. Curtls. 1,510 Churlos 13. Wlngo. 4,53(1 Tolin tt. Harwood . 3,830 I'or Clly Sergeiinl. J, J. Iledrnond . 1,030 lohn 1,. Sultorflpld . 3,030 For Commoniveal th's Attorney? Mlnetrec Folkes, 4,791, For Clty TroustircT?Jnmcs U. Pnoe, 4,821. For Clty .Sherlff?I. Ilerbort Morcer, 1,781, For City Atltlltor?Kdward .1. Wnr reii, 4,100. For City Colloctor?F. W. Cunning? ham, 3,84 0. For City ConstfUilo?Wllliam H. Wyntt, Jr., 3,000, For M.-iKlMtriiti'N. Miirxluill Wnrd?lames K. O'Grady, 403; L. C. Figg, 457; W. J. Orlggs, 485. .IrlTerMon Ward?.Inmes W, Oibhons, 230* Isnae Allcliael, 239; Joseph O. Fhll lipK, 257. Mndbioii Wnnl?George C. Cornlck, 550; P. J. AlcCarthy, 301; James T. Connelly, 317. aionrve Wnrd?XV. A. Ornves, 204; Hcrinnn Nolte, 230; Thomas AL Wnlkor, 232. Henry Wrnn!?John Kaln, 180; L. Hulcher, 1S0; A. Vonderlehr, 171. Clny Wnrd?B. A. Jncob, 925; J. B. Pcters, 908; J. D. L,yje, 400, I.ec Wnrd?IL C. Duke, 6TO; J. A. Furdle, 670; R. II. Kawks, 311. ONCE THE VIRGINIAN Ciiniiilinii Une Stenmer Cnrrlci "SIc Semper Tyrannls" on Htiimi Plate. llundrcds of Vlrg'nians who ov-ery year spend tholr holldnys in Canada havo r? marked on tho Inacriptlon "Kic Semper Tyrnnnla," whlch appoars on a great brass plato ovor the maln hullway of th-n stoamor Tadousac. whlch runa out of Quebnc up tlio Saguenny Rlver. 1'eonle have puzzled thelr bralns to know why the motto of tho Stato of Vlrglnla. denoninclng: tho rule of England, should be found In a Canadlan ahtp flying the flag of Orcat Brltaln. A lettor recelved yeatordny from the presl? dent of tlio company ownlng the ahlp tells the story. He says: "You wlll appreclato the slmpllclty of my onawer wlinn I tell you that tbe Tadousac was formerly tho Vlr glnlan and was bullt and operated In thn South." The vossel ln quostlon paa aald to havo pllod regularly on Chesapeake Bay. AIHS, I.AXG STII.t. IN A CHITICAL CONDITION Alrs. Jacob Lang, of 10 North I,|nden Street, who attempted splcIiTe Wednen dny afternoon, is ln a crltlcal condl? tlon at the Clty Home Hospltal. Tho chances are thnt she will not recover. Her condltlon remalned unchanged all of yesterdny but last nlght she showed unfavorable symptoms. Alrs. Lang ha? regalned consclotisness, but has nnt made any statement of her case olhor tnnn was contalnel ln the nole wrltten before she commltted the net. BATTALION T0 DRILL Four Companles of Flrst Rerlment Wlll Tuni Out To-Nlght. Under crnnmand of Major Hunsdon Cary tbe Flrst Battallon of tho Flrst Reglmont of Vlrglnla Volunteors wlll have a battallon ] drlll to-nlght at tha Flrst Itegiment Arm? ory at Sevcnth and Alarshall StreotB. The full battallon Is expected to lurn out. After tho battallon drlll tlie offlcers' as? soclation of the Flrst Battallon will have a meetlng at headquartcrs. The orflcers have under discusslon plans for the Irnprovement i of conditions In thelr commands. Returns from West Vlrginia. Dr. Rohort C. Bryan returned to Rich? mond yesterday from West Vlrstlnia.' where on last Tuesday nlght hc spoke before the | Normal Mcdical Socloty of Charleston. 0 $3.oo $3.50 SL$4.oo SHOBS Wear W. L. Douglas comfortable, easy-walking, common sense shoes, the most complete stock in the city. Any of the styles shown, as well as many others carried in our stores, will give you solid comfort. W. L* Douglas is the largest manufacturer and retailer of Men's Fine Hand-Sewed Process Shoes *?\ in the world. For comfort, style, fit and long ser vice, W. L. Douglas shoes cannot be equalied. They are made upon honor, of the best leathers, by the most skilled workmen, in all the latest fashions, shoes in every style and shape to suit men in all walks of life. ^\ M W. L. Douglas $2,00 anti $2,30 Shoes for Boys. -BEST IN THE WORLD. f The germine have W. L. Douglas name and prioe _ i atampod on bottom, which guarantees full value * andproteots the wearer against high prioes and inferior shoes. TAKE NO SUBSTITUTE. Fast Color Eyelets Used. Wherovas* you l[vo,W. i. Douglas shoes aro wlthln your roaclt. ifyour dealsv cannot fityou, writofor MallOpdop Oatalog* W. L. Douglas, Brockton, Mass* STORE: 623 East Broad Street. Frock Coats and Vests Silk Hats Both will be necessary for the coming social function, and our stock represents the best of each. Gloves, Neckwear and all other requisites. Gans-Rady Company HUGH GORDON MILLER LOST GASE ON APPEAL JUDGE If HEAR E Court of Appeals Holds That Jury Trial Is Not Legally Necessary. Settlng forth tho rlght of a Unlted Btates Judge to hear and determlne, without the interventlon of a Jury, all 1 lssues ln cases. of contested bankruptcy, an opinion of far-renching importance ?? was handed down by the Unlted States Clrcult Court of AppealB yoBterday af ,' tirming the declalon of tho dlstrict .court at Charleston, S, C, ln the cusa ! of XV C. Carpenter, bankrupt, vs. J. N, Curd. A petltlon In Involuntary bank 1 rtipcy was asked for agalnst Carpen? ter and wbb grantcd january 31, 1908. ' Carpenter alleged that he was o ' wnge-enrner. maklng $900 a year, anu 1 that consequently he could not he placed ln involuntary bankruptcy. It was shown ln a henrlng of tho case thnt, although tho defendant dld not nctually earn wagoa of more than the nmount stated above, ho had othor In terests whlch notted him a. yoarly In come far ln excess of $1,500. Tho contentlon of Carpenter _ law yers was that the court passed on the ouestlon of bankruptcy ?without a Jury. The opinion of the appellnte court was concurred In by Clrcult Juag?s Goff and Prltchard nnd Dlstrict Judge MorrlH, and ls ln part as follows: It ls clear that lt Is tho provlnce of the ludtre to hear and determlne, wltnout tlie interventlon of a jury,' all lssues In contestefl bankruptcy, unless the al? leged bankrupt shall rnako seasonable appllcatlon for a Jury trlal;--ln;fW" case he la entltlcd as of rlght to a lurv trlal tn respcct to his Insolvency and nny act of bankruptcy alleged to havo been commltted by him." The opinion also Btates that the Judge may appeal to a Jury for lta decls.on, whlch, however. ls not ncceasarlly bindlngr. FOR MISSION FUND iLayraen Actlvely nt Work to Ralse Sam Asse-sed Here. Declded progress ls b.lng made ln th? campalgn ln Ktehmond to ralse ??.?*"" I tho Laymon's Mlsslonary Movement. Yes : turday representullve buslnu.s men fron: I ten Eplacopat churches had a.luncheon con i ferencu, as a reault of whtfch plana were mado for ralslng $2S,000 for foreign and do. mestlo misslons. At Calvary Baptlst church tcn men hav? agreed to glvo $50 each. and two more ar< expected to Joln In. so that these men wll. .-upport thelr own mlsslonery. Thls churcl: for soms tlme has supporied Its own mls? slonary, a former member of the church. The committee hopos to reach the remoin. Ing 22S mon on the )lst aasigned to tt wlth? ln a vory short tlme. Organlzatlon. at Chrlst Eplscopal Church hegan last nlght, when thtrty-llye mon met ln tho parlsh homo and adopted a plan ol work. Twenty-two pledsea were made, ag cregatlng the whole approprlatlon for lasi year for raiaalons. A mlssion study clasa was formed, conalstlng ol twelve memberB. FBM0HICoS\fcfAI .EF-KHSON Conferrlng- ln exeoutlve aesslon on frelghl ratea and other tochnlcal mattera relatlve to rallroad organlzatlon and nnances, rall? way men from Vlrglnla. tho Carollnas and other States are atiendtng the annual scs alon of tho ABSoclated RaJlways of V lrsrl-la and tbe Carollnas at tho JeltorBon Hotel. The preflldlng offlcer is W. H. Fltzgerald, commlssloner of tho assoclation. The roadi ropresonted here are the Southern, the Al lantlc Coast Llne, theSeahoard. the Charles? ton and Western carollna and tho Norfolk and portsmouth. Married ln lVaahlnirton. Marriage Ucense were lsaued in ?Waahlng? ton yesterday to Robert S. Shepherd, ot 80] Eaet Lelgh. Streot, and Mlss Lottie B. Klrt lev. of 129 West Cary Street; Charles W. O'Bannon, of Barton Helshts. and Mlss Goldlo C. Dlckens, of 2005 Hanovei Avonuo. DISTRICT COUHT AFFIIIMISD IX POOAIIONTAS MIXE CASE The Unlted States Clrcult Court oi Appeals yesterday handed down an opinion affrmlng the Dlstrict Court at Charleston. W. Va., ln the case ol Abraham Acord et als. v?. the Wcstorn Pocauontas Corporatlon. No opinlor waa rendered, nnd the only commonl of tho hlgher trlbunal was: "The case ls fully stated, and the law appllcabU to tho questlons lnvolved ls correctly announced in the opinion of the court below." Judges Goff, Prltchard, Boyd and Morris concurred. The caso has been pendlng for many yoars, and Involves largo mtnlng traots tn West Vlrginia.' MISTliOl Bl Litigant Loses Damages on ar Appeal to Federal Cir cuit Court On the ground that C. L. Farmci was, iri tho legal sense of tho word, o folldw-servant, tho Unlted States Cir cult Court of. Appeals yesterday re? versed the Dlstrict Court, of Floronce S. C? ln awardlng the plalntiff $5,00( dnmages for Injurles recelved whlh an omploye of tho Atiantlc Coast fthit Itallroad. Farmor was Injurod ln lOOt whllo ooupling freight cars, and suer for $10,0 00. He clalmed to have beoi dlrected to couplo the cars by J. ,1 Brown, a forom?.n, who waved ai englnear not to mova until ordored Tho onglneer tnlstool. tho slgnal. anc us a reault Farmer was cauglit bQ. twoen the cars. Tho questlon arlalng is whethor oi not Farmer, ln the perl'ormance of hli dutlos, ls to bo rogardod as a follow sei'vunt, Judgo Morrlss dlssentod t( tlie opinion rondored by Judges Oofi nnd Prltchard, holding that tlio lujuret man had a right tq lool. to tho ?ur.< maa Xor uroteelloxi. Court Sets Aside Verdict Givcn Ilim Against Norfolk and Portsmouth Railway. HAD ROW WITH CONDUCTOR Motorman and Lineman Took Part While Lawyer Was Passenger on Car. Hug-h Gordon Mlller, of Now York, whose sult agalnst the Norfolk and Portsmouth Tractlort Company In volves tho llabillty of a railway oor poratlon for the oonduot of Its em? ployes, was present, by oounsel, ln the courtroom of the Unlted States Clroult Court of Appeals yesterduy, when an oplnlon waa handed down reverslng the Dlstrlct Court at Norfolk. ln which he was allowed $3,000 damaeres. llr. Mlller, who ls a woll known lawyer, personally conducted hls caao. Tho questlon axlstng. ls whether a corporation can be charged with punl tlve or exemplary damages for the illcgal, ivanton and oppresslve conduct of a conductor of or.e of Its trains to ward a | assenger. The declaratlon al leges repeated and gross lnsults by a conductor and motorman, culmlnatlng ln an attaok by a lineman, but fall* to allege that tho acts of tho subor dlnatea wora authorlzcd by tho com? pany. Jutlice Wnddlll u vyitncas. The oplnlon iu the lower court, ut Judge Kdmund Waddill, Jr., was u passenger on the car aud u v.itnes.i In the case, was rendered by the lati: Judge Purnell. In its revorse oplnion, the Court of Appeals declares the t|iies tlon lnvolvcd to bo ono of general Jurisprudtncf. ratlier than ol lo&tj law. and holds that there ls nOthlnU to show that the dofendant company aeted with Jndiftercrice to Its clvi. obllg-ations. lt ls stated further that punltlvt damajjes cannot be awarded by way of compensation to the suffercr, but only by way of punlshment to the of fender as a warnlng to others. ".\ prlnclpal, therofore, cannot. be held Ilable for exemplary or punltlve dani ages." states the oplnlon. "meroly b> wanton, oppresslve or maliclous lu tent on the part of the aeents." Tlie case for the company was ar gued by W, H. Venable, of Norfolk, and Kppa Hunton, Jr., and Henry W. Anderson, of thls clty. COURT DECIDES THAT COM l'ANY CA.VT UECOVEI The Dlstrlct Court at Greenvllle, S. 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