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Corporations Do Not Bclievc Their Business Should Be Opened to Competitors. rSpeeial lo Tho Tlmos-lJlapntch.1 Wlnaton-Halem, N. ''. January :)0,?? The business cornoratlons of thla clty aro plaunlng, throtlgh tho Iloard of Trade, for a vlgorous protost lo be tlled wlth, Norlb Carollna's rcprcsonta ilveB In CongrOBB, agalnst wlmt Is conaltl&rcd to be an uhfalr and unjust Iirovislon in the national corporatlon law that the iiifoiuiatlon fiirnlahed the government by corporations and jolnt atock companlea ahaii be rcgarded as publlc recorda and be open to In spcctlon at any tlme. The provlaion reforrod to l? cohtalned tn soctlon as, jiaragraph 0, whlch aayn: "When tli> nssosainont a shall be made, as pro vided ln this acctlon, the returna, to gether wlth any eoriectlona thcrcof whlch may have been made by th? commlsBloner, shall bo flled ln tho of flCO of tho CommlBSldnoT of Inlermil Hovenue and shall cdnstltute publlc recorda and be open 10 Inapeetlon at KtlCll." The corporations and eoniiKinles of varioua klnda bclievc that It h< unfalr and unjust to rrtakc them unridd the Inner workln^s of their business their eompotltors or to any one elae who mlKht carc to aee. The law r nulres that the followlng Informatlon be furnlshed: Total amoun'i of atock, total amoimt of Indobtedneas. gross income, total amoiit/t of all ordlniiry and neeessary expenaes In runnlnK the buslneHs total anionnt of losaes, lotnt amount of deproclatlon; total ainount of Interest on all IndebtodncBB, total taxes of all klnds. amount roceived by way of atock In uthor companlCS and the net Income. cahi-oaij ok mi:\i, ali.hgkd to bb "siioiit" iffpeclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] WltlBton-Salcm, N. C, January 30.? Lnltcd .States Dlstrlct Attornoy A. K. llolton has drawn llbel proceodlngs agalnst a carload of corn meal found ln the possesslon of Ihe Adama Graln and Provlaion Company, of fharlotte, Bhlpped from Newport, Tenn.. to have thla meal forfelted to thn Unlted States for vlolatlon of the pure food and dniK act. The vlolatlon conststs ln alleRed mlsbrandlng th<j eacka in that they were pt)t np nml branded as twelve, twenty-four and forty-oijjht pounds. wheroas tlie wolght aotuallv feli ahort rrom three-lcntha to one and a quarter pounds In each Back. There were 684 bushels ln the ahipment, and the welglu should have been 32.SM:: pounds, whereiLB It was only .11,!>r,n, a fihortaKe of ST^ nounds, or abont el^h 1een bushelM. The mllllng rompanv can have tho meal restored by trlvlntr 1-ond to comply wlth the law. maklng up the. ahortaKe ln each saek and pav Jiif: the cost of proceedlngs Accrptii IMnee on SlnfT. [Spocial toThoTlmes-Dlspatch.l Lynchbursr. Va.. January 30.? Rlcbard K. Stokes. one of the best-known to baroonlsis of thls eity. and loeal rop reHentative of ibe Amertean Tobacco Company, to-day anno_urirnd his ac ceptanre of bls reeent appolntinent to Governor Marm's Btaff, wlth the rank vl colonel. nr.vs MII.K OFK 'III \CK A.M1 TIIK.V JOMPS n.tPK [Pperlal to TheTImea-Dlgpatcb.l Lynehburc. Va., January an.?It i>e came known to-day th.it one of the trucks of a northbonnd fr'icrht traln on the Southern Rallway. Frlday morn lnc, Jumped the Irark at Caseys, sev? eral miles below ihe atalion. unl ran f<>r a inllo on the tles. At the Mc Vann Pipo Konndrv the deralled Iruck ftruek the froir for a spur traek and hounded back or, the track. Ilundreds of eropsties were damasrod and many bolta at Hio loin'plat-? Tor" rut off A Fine Time to Work Out the Food Problem The widespiead "shriek" about high prices for meat wiil induce people to plan meals with more reason and bstter judgment of food strength and cost. Many of our strong men, College Athletes and others, learned from actual experience that a vegetarian diet produced better results than a diet including meat. Many famous names appear in the vegeta? rian list. Names whose owners are champions and prize winners in their chosen field of ath letics. After all the argument for and against any particular kind of diet, the question can best be solved for the individual by personal experiment. Certain it is that those who have never tried it, have some facts to learn by break fasting this way: A LITTLE FRUIT either fresh or stewed. A dish of GRAPE-NUTS and cream A cup of some hot beverage? Postum?Tea?Cocoa or Hot MUk Some bread and butter and there you are? Plenty! Plenty! Plenty! for a strong man, day worker or Brain Wor;ker. Looks " thin " you say. Our word for it, you wiil reach lunch time fully sustained? food well digested?head clear and ready for the noon-day meal. Where is the sustaining power? you ask. In Grape-Nuts which we believe to be the strongest, most digestible food known. Five important points should guide the wise selection of food. Must be made of nourishing ingredients ?Grape-Nuts. Must be esily digested?Grape-Nuts. Must taste good?Grape-Nuts. Must be economical?Grape-Nuts. Must be guaranteed under the Pure Food Laws?Grape-Nuts. AS TO PRICE:?One 15c package of GRAPE-NUTS contains 14 portions, practically ONE CENT each. Sold the same to-day as this food has always sold. No rise in price. There's a pathway to reasonable economy in food and that's not all? "There's a Reasonw for Grape-NlltS . ' '.??".; _ ?, ? ? v. - , * Postum Cereal Company, Ltd., Battle Greek, Michigan, Miiii.viiii'h I'nw I'aiv Pill* coax the llvcr Into actlvlty l>y gontlo nirthoda. Thoy do iiat ICOur, jrrlpc or woaken. They nro n lonlo t" the atomach, llvor and norvr. . Invlgorato Inatead of weakcn. Thny cnrich tho lilooU and enable tho, blornach to gnt all tho nourliihinont from food that la put Inio lt. Tli< bo pllln runtniti no calomol; thoy nn; aoothlng. hoallng and atlmulatlng. Kur aalc l?y all flrugglata In 10c. and 25c. ?lrea. If )'?u nc?.-d rn?dlral advlcc, wrlto Muiiyon'n Doclora. Thuy wlll advlao to thc bc?t of their nblllty aliaoluloly frf.'C of charge. SIUNYON'8, S3d aud Jefferaon ?StH.. l'hllaijrlphla, I'u. and had to be replacod. Thla ia re garded ua one of the rnoat unuauai rreaka of tho klnd known of in thla Bectlon. The accldent was diaepvered bv a nogro beforo another traln passcd over tho trark. or another wr_ck would havo roBUjied._ Jnjured ln llunnwny. [Spcclai toThe Tlmes-Dispalch.] Sallsbury, N. C, January :i0.?Dr. W. w McKehzIe, a nhy'Biclan ln Sallabury, last nlght, whllo maklng a profea Klonal call, loat control of hls horses and waa dashod to the ground, one leg belng brokdn. lu Ilonor o'f IJaulcl. [Spoclal to The Tlmos-Dlspatch. J Evnchburg. Va.. January 30.?A prop oslilon wlll be madn al the next nieot Ing of the City School Board that the proposed new IiIkIi .school bulld Ini- bo named after Senator John W. Danlel, of thin city, the sonior Senator from tho Old Dominlon. Tho bullding, lf the auggeatlon is adopted by the board, wlll be named the Danlel Hlgh School. Work wlll he started on It in a few weeks. .-?-? MIkm KIIIb Very III. [Spcclai toTheTlinos-DlHpatch.l Evnchburg. Va, January 30.?Misa Margarot Ellls. of the faculty of the Raridolph-Macon Wnman's Collegv, la at her home ln Ilopkin.-jvlllo, Ky.. hav ing boon oalled thero by the Ulneas of a younger alater. Mlss Eucile Ellls. who waa III >>f nneunionia. hut who la now 111 of typhold fever. The young wotrian ls well known here; havlng vlsitrd her sister at tho collcge for ?r,:,,.' wecka just beforo the Chrlstmas holidays: Cluircli I'lfinn Completed. [Speclal to The Times-Dispntch.] _yn< hburg. Va.. January 30.?Th? p!ans for the new Cabell Stroet Baptlst Church, whlch wlll be ereoted at Bed ford and Rlvermont AK'enuep. have t>een comnle.ted and work wlll be starterj aa aoon as tho contraot can be let. Tho huildlng wlll be 13K bv 67 fort. and will cost about $30,00.1. , The audltorlum will seat 420 people.'Vand the --ntire church. when thrown to gethor. 1,000 peoplo. Tho Sunday achoola depaftment wlll provide fifteon olas.s rooms, with depardnonts for BE hlo elnsa and prlmary dopartniont. T Vctcran Brakeman Is Instantly Killcd and Conductor Is Injured. rSpeclal lo The Tlmes-Dlspn.tcli. | Erlstol, \'n.. January 30.?Tho drop plnjr of a drawhcad whlle a frelKht traln on tho Vlrglnla and Southwoitt ern Kallway waa rttnnlng at fnii npecd reattlted ln a wreck at .\iocrasln <lap at 3 o'olock thla morning, ln whlch wiiilain it. Catnpbeil, a veteran brake? man, was instantly kllled, and Con? ductor John C. Ballard Was serlously Injured. A brakeman named lilovlns waa nlso Injured. The conductor'H cnb turned over and was burned. Con? ductor Ballard had two rlbs fractured and was otherwlse Injured. Ile wbp brought to his home hcre, after ;i narrow CBcape from perlshlnK In the hurnlng cab. ? ?? i. (Jlenn Wlll l.eelnrr. r.Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.J Ablngdon, Va., January 30. ?Kx Govcrnor Itobert B. Olenn, of North Carollna, wlll be here Krlday nlght, and wlll lecture in the assembly hall of Htonewa.ll Jackson Institute. Hls subject has not yet been announced. Tho new term of Stonewull Jackson Institute bojran .thls week, and flve new boardlnff puptls were entered on the roll. Tho handsome new bulldlnK Is also rendv for occupaney. This bulldlnir Incliides twelvo bed rooms, new dlnlng room, kltchen, pantry, do mestlc sclence kltchen and gymna slum. Another Improvement thls yoar has been the purchase and presentatlon to the school of $200 worth of new sllver, whlch is belnc used ln the Igjnlm? room. Flfly dollars for thls purpose was contrlbuted by old pupils of the Institute, and the rest camo from per aonal frlends of Mrs. M. JL Davls, the new prlnclpal. ? Go to New ANilKiimcnl. [Speclal to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.J Lynchburtr, Va., January .10.?Ad.ln tant and Mrs. Jamea Yates, for fiftecn months ln chartre of the local corps of the Salvatlon Army, took farewell to-nlfrht of the corps. preparatory to leavlng Wednesday for their new as idfrnment at Augusta, Ga. Chniiib^r Elect* Offlrrrn. [Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Newbern, N, C, January 30.?The Chamber of Commerce at its yearly meettng elected E. K. Blshop, presl dent: I* II. Cutler. ,Ir.. vlce-presldent; Clyde Eby, second vice-president; T. A. I'zzell, treasurer. and W. G. Boyd, secretary. The chamber now has about 150 actlve members, and has done murh for tho clty durlni? the year Just closed. The matter of revlvlng the Nowbern Falr, whlch has been out of business for about ten years. was taken up and a commlttee appolnted to investl gate. The matter of celebratinp: New bern's two hundredth annlversary was taken up also. and as the clty and county have already subscrlhed $2,500 eaeh and are. at work on the propo sltlon, there wlll he every effort made to have a fjreat celebratlon. NORFOLK AND WESTERN WII.L BXTEMI PIPE LIXE [Speclal to The Times-Dispatch.] Roanoke, Va.. January 30.?The Nor folk and Western Rallway Is plannins to extend its pipe llne from North Kork. W. Va.. to Vlvian. \Vater wiil be pumped from the Bluestone section. a newly-made rescrvoir, and it wlll stxpply a number of new reservoir tanks of -100,000 pallons' capaeitv. which wlll he distrlbuted at lnter vals of two miles between the tvo places. When the new train sc.hednr jroes lnto effect the fast trains wlll be able to make as hiph as flfty miles an hour between Hugcr and Wyomlns. In thls way eonslderable time wlll be tnade up on the Pocahontas divlslon whlch Is crowded wlth traffic at othcr polnts. MOTHEff A LINIMENT FOR EXTERNAL USE. Choorfulncsa and a bright ciispo<lon cluring the months bcforc baby comos, aro among tho greatest blosslngs a mother can bestow upon tho littlo lifo about to begln. Hor happincBB and physlcal comfort will largcly govcrn the propol dovolopmcnt of the hcalth and naturo cf tho child. Mothor's Friond contributes much to tho mother's happiness and hoalth by tho relier and mental comfcrt lt affords. It 1b a linlment compoaci of pcnctrating oils and mctlicincs which lubrlcate tho musclcs and tondons of tho body, sootho the swollen mammary glands, cause a graditnl expansion of tho akin and tissuca, and aid ln tho rellcf of nausea. Thc rcgular uso of Mothcr's Friend greatly leasens tho pain and danger when baby comevi, and aasurca a quick and natural rocovcry for tho mother. Mother's Friend ls sold at drug atore3. Wrlte for our froo bcok, con tainlng valuable information for expectant Mothers. THE BRAOFIELD CO., ATLANTA, GA, RYAN AND MORGAN BUYING COAL LANDS They Are Believed to Be Taking Over Vast Fields in Southwest?May Change Railroad Map. [Speclal to Tlio Tlmes-DIspatch.] Hoanoke, Va., January 30.? It w Icarned here to-day on good authorlty that the Thomas F'ortuno rtyan and J. Plerpont Morgah Iriteresta are consld erltijr the pnrchaso of lands In Houth west Vlrglnla, a proposed deal whlch has been the cause of so much specu latlon recently. If thls Is trne, and there |M reason to belleve that it is, It l.i very likely that the deal in whlch the Vlrglnla Iron, Coal and Coke Corn pany was reported sold some time ngo, was" pul through. The Vlrglnla iron, Coal and Coke Company Is, or was, nrlncldhlly owned by II. K. McHarg, of New York, who Is a largo owncr ot New Vork, New Haven and llartford Itallroaxl utocks and bonds. jt clalmed that he ownctl !'.r> per cent. of the stock of the Vlrglnla iron, Coal and Coke Company, whlch has a large acreago and a number of operations througb the South, prlnclpally at Toms Creek, in Wlse county. If thls prop erty has been sold the owners wlll be come a large owncr of coal lands, and may change the whole map of the Southwest as far as rallroads are con ccrned by the entrance of the Vlrginla and Sonthwestern lnto the tleld. The New York people. who are after News of Manchefter Manchester Bureau, Tlmoa-Dispatoh. No. 1103 ilull Stroet. Rev. W. G. Burch preached at both servlces yesterday in Asbury Metho dlst Church. Mornlng subject, "The Sln of Doing Nothing"; nlght, "The Eternal Trlumph of the New Chris tlan." At the nlght aervico tho pastor spoke forclbly on the onos who had given themselves to the Eord deflnlto ly and fully?the dellght, tho satiafac tlon. the Joy of the bellever?that sae rlficos and services becomes sweet, and that the glorious, unspeakable prlvi Ieges upon which the new Chrlstlaji has entered is wonderful. Rev. J. T. Mastln preached at De catur Street Mothodist Church yester? day at 11 A. M.. and Rev. W. Asbury Christian fillod tht. pulplt at the nlght servlces. Rev. G. T. Forroster, ihe pastor. was conflned to hls home with a severe cold. A foaturo of the welonme servlcf yesterday In Asbury Methodiat Church in honor of the new memhors was tho acknowledgment from several of tho new members. A few of tho old meni bors were also heard from. Rev. James W. Luirhiim gavo a veryl lands ln the Southwest, have, tbrough agents. secured options on the follow Ing coal lands companles, whlch, with other gmaller acreagcs, brlngs the to? tal undcr optlon to 106,000 acres, all of whlch Iles In ;t fairly compact space In the Southwest as foilows: Buchanan Iron and Coal Company. 8,300 acres; Blg Axe Coal and Coke Company, 1T.8U0 acres; Rnclianan Coal and Coke Com? pany, 23,000 acres; Cllnch Valley Coal and iron Company, 6,300 acres; Coal Mountaln Mlning Company, li.ooo acres; Ilenry C. Stuart. 1,800 acres. If thls amountof coal land is added to that slroady owned by tho Vlrglnla Iron, Coal and Coke Company the new own crs win soon becdmo an acllvo factor ln the Southwest Vlrglnla Held. [t has been thdught that the Buchanan Coal and Cbke Company was purchased by Clarence Watson for development pur poses, but the st.iry clrculatod states that Mr. Watson has elther sold or given an optlon on the property. Wlth i the Vlrginla and Southwestern, the Norfolk and Western, the Loulsvllle and Nashvllle and the. Cnrollna. Cllnch llehi and Ohlo the Southwest wlll be | well supplled the coal-carrylng rail roads. ; Interestlng and lnstructlve recttal on "Ruth" in Ralnhridge Street Baptist| Church last nluht. A largo delegation from thls city were present last nlght at the annual memorlal servioo of tho Dlxle Aerlo, No. 33S. Fraternal Order of Eagles. Tho exerclsea were of tho most solemn klnd. Tho Industrlal chaptor of Mende Me? morlal Church wlll have Its businoss meeting this afternoon at 4 o'Vlock at the resldence of Mrs. E. E. Early. on Decatur Stroet. All membors are urgod to ho present. Tho Mlssionary hoclety of the Bain brldge Hapti.?t Church will nieet i morrow afternoon at -l o'clock in the church. Mrs. Dnrham wlll address the meeting on the "Eife of Eivingston." Although Sfiulre H. A. Jordan, of S28 Hull Street, Is sufferlng severely from slnklng spells, aKRravnted by kldney trouble and asthma. he is far from helng desperately III, as has beon roported. When seen last nlght t),o Squtre was slltlng up In hed and did not have the look of a mnn nhonl go tn hla reward. He said he had heon MirfoiiiiK for two week*. iie loklngly iiibi j, r'eportor to teii thoso followa noi i" kui hlm yet, Tho runonil of Wal'.er <'.. Eoe, son ?>r Mrs. Wllllam Mhnma, of Eaat Nlnth Street, who cnmmltteri aulcldo in Chut taflOOga, wlll tako pla.-o thls after? noon. fiboul '?' o'clock, The btirlnl wlll he In Manry Cometery. BoBIdea lim mother ho leavda one brother, Rohert H. Eoo, o( II Hast Nlnth Streot. and one hair-brnthei. I'arllnn ('. Mliuins. und otlO Imlf-Blflter, Mlss ida W. Mliiiins. Tho trngtc and Huddeu dealh Of llttle Matgarot Kly. datrghtcr <<( Mr. aud Mn?, Oeorgo R. Ely, of I _?? Eaal Blov enth Stroet, who iv:i? Belzed with Choklng pii-oxvamn Frlday nlght. dy lng whllo tho ramlly wero ftgloep, haa CHBl glonm upon tho neighhorhnod. Elttle Frnnels Entnbort. a :?>n of Mrfl. Bly'a slstcr, Mrs. P\ A. tambert, nlno paafled away Saturdav from whoop Ing ciiugh. Tho frlends of both wo men are doeplv ahocked at. the double calamlty whlch has vlalled thelr homes. There wlll bo 0 doublo tunofal pro ceaslon, when the two llttle hodles are lald to rest. Thc Chostertleld Cotllllon Club gavo a ba^utlful german on Wedneaday eve nlng in tho Ashland Audltoiium. J. Wlnston Fowlkea led, with Mlss An nle Macon PottS. If the reports from Petcrsburg can bo relled upon the Cockade checker team ls evldently a llttle uncertaln about Its defeat Thursday nlght, when tho Manchester team won by the scoro of 30. to 3S. One Potersburg acrouut said its team won and the other stated that the scoro was a ilo. Mr. Prentlsa, of the Manchealer team, gavo n tahu lated result of the contesl to a, Tlmes Dlspatcb reporler last Frlday nlght. Tho Mahphestcr conquerora sny "'twas a fainous victory." Thomas Napler wlll he arrafgned thls mornlng In the Pollcc Court, chargcd with threatenlng vlolenco to hls wlfe and mother-ln-law. Mrs. H. S. Bcmla wlll leave to-mor row to spend sevCral weeks with her mother tn New Oileaus. SUFFBRS IIISA'Vy I.OSS i> iti:ci:.vr s.VOW STOBM [Spcclai to ThoTimoa-Dlspatch.] ' Roanoko. Va., January 30.?The Vlr glnln and Tennosaeo Tel.oph.ono Com pany BUffored damages to tho extent ot $lni),0fjp, and over 200 'phones are out of commlsslnn, as a result of the heavy anow storm of Frlday nlght and Sat urday. The wlres and seventy poles were wrecked between Roanoko and Salem. Expert telephone men were Imported last nlght and a largo force has been at work to-day stralghtenlng out tho tangle. Work Helng Itusliod. [Speclal to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Lynchburg, Va., January 30.?Work ls belnc pushed on the excavatlon for tho slreet car rallway extenslon to Falrviow Hcights, and It ls probable that the cnrs wlll be oneratlng to that new auburb whhln Ihe next three or four months. The work ls belng de layed by the deep excavatlona ln Camo bell Avenue In nrder to provlde for the undorground qroaalng at the .pres? ent maln llne of the Southern Rallway. Monthly Mrptlug To-.1forrow. The monthly meeting of the Ger mnn Eadlos' Aid Soclety wlll be held In the Vlrglnlo Hospltal to-morrow afternoon at 3:3.1 o'clork. The meet? ing will ho an Important one. and a full attendance is deslred. COMMITTEB VTEWIXG INI.AXIl WATKRWAVS I [Speclal to The Tlmos-Dlspatch.] Newhern, N. C January 30.?Th congresslonal commlttee whlch ls In spectlng the Ipland waterways, was expeeted horo last nlKht on the revo nuo cutter ' Pamlleo from Bllzabeth City. but on accounl of the low water ln tho, sound It was found necessary to abnndon the irlp by water. nnd thp commlttee, led by Senator Slm morjs, reached here this mornlng on Ihe' regulnr traln from Goldsboro, The traln was held for an hour. whllo the narty took breakfast with Senator Slmnmns In hls new home. Eater n PTKD If the Boiler Could Talk it would say: "I want Heat Units. Give me Heat Units and 1*11 do my work. I don't need a boiler maker, I needa change of diet." Adantic Guaranteed Coal cures boiler indigestion. Re sults are immediate. The boiier eats less and does more. Atlantic States Coal & Coke Co., Richmond, Va. number of prominenl Newbernians jolned the party, and in the parlor car Vanco left for Morohead Clty and Beaufort. They rcturned to-nlght. and left by way of Goldsboro for Wilmlng ton. FOUND UNCONSCIOU9 AND ll.\nr,Y WODNIJED [Speclal to The Times-Dispatch.l Roanoko, Va. January 30.?Lewla Body, a well-known young man, was found unconsrlous and with a bad wound on hls head in tho doorway leadlng to tho second story of a busi? ness house last nlght. His condltlon ls most serious, and it is not known how ho was injured. SMALM'OX EPIIJEMIC IX CO.VVICT CAMP [Speclal toThoTImes-Dlspatch.] Roanoke. Va., January 30.?An epl demlc of smallnox has broken out ln tho road convlct camp near Lehanon. Russell county, and tlfteen cases are reported to have developed. W. N. "Wlse. a guard, has eontracted tho dlsease and hls condltlon ls crltlcal. To Stnrt SnvlngH llepnrtnient. [Speclal toTheTimes-nispatch.l Iloanoke. Va., January 30.?The Clty Na.tlonal llank. of Hoanokc. announced to-day that the directors would or ganlze a savlngs d?partment. I.ynchbiirc Tobnceo Morkct. (Speclal to The Times-Dispatch.] Lynehhurg. Va., January 30.?The sales of loose leaf tobacco here dur Ing the past week aggrogated 922,90^ pounds, the offerlngs belng largely of medlum and good grades, whlch wero of falr good nuality, but murh was off In eolor and slze. The nrics on all grade.s were fully up to the quota tions, with some advance on tlne leaf and wrappers.