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A Special Lot of
New Emhr oider ies About 5,500 yards of Ncw Embroideries will go on sale this morning. Thcrc is an unusual demand for Embroiderios this season. Eyclct patterns arc a special favoritc in nll forrris of embroideries. They are patterns which duplicalc the delicate forrtis and designs of Medcria embroideries, these arc in great demand, and arc very rarcly sold at special prices; and most houscs sIioav only a feAv cxpensive picccs. ln this lot you will find all widths, 3 to 6 Inches wide, on fine k Swiss nnd Nainsook cloth; thc finest work tlmt can bc 1 O made; regular 19c to _9c quality; special at 10c yd. and .. 1 -* 75c Allover Embroidery, 39c. 22 inches wide, dalnty baby patterns, arc large designs for waists; all well covered designs, on fine nainsook and Swiss, "1Q-, well worth 75c, special. J/C Swiss Flouncings IS inches wide, well worked patterns, ncw bold designs. very popular this season for skirts and other undcrmuslins. These have good firm edges and will stand thc laundrv. Regular 0O? 50c values for.". __ 7C Dands to match at 25c. 10 ME ARHIHGEH EID J_vleeting To-Night Expected to i Show That Priddy Charges Are Without Foundation. A call meeting of the Richmond 'Cliapier of tho Arlr_inin Polytechnlo tlnstitutc Aluiunt Association wlll bo t-ield in tho Jeffcrson Hotel to-uigrht, 'bcsinning- at S o'clock, for the pur jjjose of protesting- against the charges Jpreferred by tbc welfarc committee of -iho A'lrg-inla Polytechnlo Instltute SAlumnl Association against rresldent i*.Barrln_er. Besldes the members of tbe Rich? mond chapter thero wlll bc present a |Aj.\utriber of rcpresentatlvos of othor chapters Hi Virginia. C. T. Smlth, llrst lv.-ipia.ln uf thc A'irglnia Polytechnlo In \A.tiuite corps of uls bc OQ 1)1 .!-.-. - rsi lated t fito tln. nothing Wounded g Other Mr. Kmitn hat lhe charges, whon sllted bottom, would prove to bo mere than moonshlno and on a mlnlmum of fact. iilmnnl, It is said, wlll shov -that Lawrcnce Priddy, wlio has boei ?h movlnff spirit In the campalgi fflgalnst Dr. Barringer, and the wel vfaro commltteo rlo not represent tn< iatumni of tiie A'irglnia Polytechnlo In gsfltute, and tlitit tbe whole of tho wel jVare conitnittee was not present In thi ^ineeting in whlcb tho charges wer> Xormulutcd aud ratiticd. ^ After the meeting to-nlght tlioro wjl be a smolcer and refreshments. Unrrlngcr'H Answer Iteinlx. The Tlmes-Dlspatch recelved the fol nlowing Htatcincnt last nlght from .1. C. Carrington, rector of tlio \'. P, I. board of ylaitors: "As tbe matlcr is of such general Umportanc". plea.so allow me space to "say that Dr. Barringer has nottfied ;ino that hls reply to the charges pre ferrcd against hlm by the A'. j>. I. Alumnl Association is ready; nnd I. ghrtvo called a mo^tfh.g of the board J'of vlsltors to hp Iv*ld "rft Blacksburg tjon Wednesday, ^jMarch i', at 10 o'clock oA. M., to receivo the .same. [ also re uquested tho doctor to furnish the Jjpresidont of thc v. p. [. Alumnl Asso j-Ciation nnd the chairman of the <wel hTaro committee of said association with i^opie.i of his answer at oneo. lf the sfull ten days' notlce provlded for in ttlie resolutlon of the board January ':.?? is not requlred by lhc A' R i ?miumni Association thero would seein ,/iothmg in the way of a full investi 8_atlon or tbe board at thls meeting." Judgment Entered. ;. Judgment was entered yesterday in u,v nnd Equlty Court in th,. 3. Cheatwood agalnst Willle l!-"0 of I ?lackson SHE QUIT llut it Was a Hard Pull. H is hard io believe that coffee will bmta person in such a condition a? it clid Bn Ohio woman. She- tells lier own storv: "I did noi believe coffee caused my Kroublc, aml frequently said I liked it so icll 1 would not, and could not quit drink ,'ig tt, but I was a rniscrablc suffercr from icart trouble and nervous prostration lur i-'our years. W "1 was scarcely able io be around, had j,'o cnergy and did not care for anvthing JiYas emaciated and bad a cpnstant pain Jiround my heart until I thought I could ?Tjot endure it. For months I never went Oo bed expecting lb gel up in thc morning, M fclt as though 1 was liable to dic any Wine. "Frequently I had nervous chills and glie least excitememt would drive sleep 'way. and any little noise would upsqt ie terribly. I was gradually getting c'-ortc until finallv one time it came over Jfie and I asket "'" bchig .-;-k ai uiedirine so thai I., coffee? . 5o 1 thought mrinking < offcu ,i rc-lp n myself what's the use thc time and buying I could indulgc myself would 1 madi ha ld foifi e if I rould (|uii mii- Posturn to strictly accord id I waiu to tell you, ic grcatcsl step in my to cmil coffee because !ii-li 1 now b'v better iitu nc eadv, >y one thc old troubjes left, I am in splendid health; nerves ^ earl all right and the paip all one. Never liave any more nervous Wliils, dopl take anj medicinc, can do ill my houscworl; and have done a great v*al beside." *' Read "Tlie Roarf'to Wcltville," ih pjega. There'- a Rc ison " rKver rend the above letter? A new nc appears from tlme to tlme. They re. genuinc, iruc, and full of luiniah ItCICM. SELLS FOI S7SO Contraetor Dietrick Must Re-| move thc Structure in Sixty ! Days From March i. George A. Dietrick, of I'.GOG Bast | Broatl stroet. to whom thc Shafer Bulldlng- lias been sold for $750, may or may not havo an clcphant on hls hands. Tliat he did not get thc better end of the bargain wltli the govern? ment is tho opinion of at least five competitive biddeiF, none of whom would have taken thc big three-story brick structure at Tenth and Main Streets at thls figure, cspecially as thc purchaser is requlred to raso and slxt* duya from remove it within March 1. Dietrick was olTicially notified yes? terday that hc had been awarded thc contract for removing the big "louse; but iin* communlcatlon also ndvlsos hlm that his deposlt of $200 will be held in Washington until the terms o? the contract have been carried out. Aside from this, th. $7r,0 T.iust bc in tho hands ot Custodian Stewart be? fore the first brick or piece of lnovtar ls taken away. Dietrick is also warnod that he is respohslblo to the city not to violate any of lts ordlnancos, and he must bear all expense of building fencos and sheds for thc protection ot: pedestrians, and must guard against lenving un nccessary obstructlons in tlio streets. Following the recelpt of the signed 1 agreement, Mr. .Stewart promptly rio J tifierf the. district attorney and hls as? sistant. who aro tho last persons left I in thc Sliafor Building, that tliey must vncato in timo to allow Dieuick to liegln on contract tiiwe. lt was said at thc district attorncy's oflice yester iluy lhat .ludge Lowls and Mr. Talley wllj open oilices In tho room provlded in tho temporary building before tho end of thc week. The goyorhment law yers have secured apartmonts ln the new anncx to the Mutual Building, and their removul to Seventh and Main Sireets may bc _ temporary arrange nicnt, MEET AT OLD POINT Stnlc llniikcr.' AxNodntlon to llold Couvcntloii There ln June. Members ot tlic exccutlve council of tho Virginia .State Bankers' Associa? tion who returned to the clty yes? terday after attending :i lnoeling at Newport Nows, announced tliat tbe next annual conventlon of tlio association wlll be held at Hotel Chamberlaln, Old Point, June 9, 10 aiul 11. The council met in the \Va"*,wlck 1 Iotel, ahd was iittendcd by bankers from all parts of tho State. Besldes decldlng upon the plaoe of mccllng for lho annual conventlon, otlier mat? ter.-. of Importance were discussed. Af? ter this ineotlhs-; tho bankers of Eust ern Virginia. known as Group l of thc assoclatlon, held a session. The bank? ers of Newport News entcrtalned tlic visltors wltli an erijoyable luncheon. 1 HH_ TO TERMS Government May Condcmn Site in Fairfax County as Location for District Workhouse. Condemnatioii proceedlngs wero en? tered yesterday in the United States Dlstrlct Court againac a large tract of land near pecoquan, Fairfax county, whicli thc government soeks to pro cure for thc estublisliment of a worK nouse tor tlio District of Colurabltv. There nre approxlmately 1,-00 acres ln tne tract, and legal actlon follows because the owners aud tho Attorney Geiteral have been u.-njl_ to agroo on satlsfactory terms. Tlic property is sltualed within the Alexandria dlstrlct of tho Unlted Statos District Court tor the Kastern Dlstrlct of Virginia, and tne case for tho polltlonors Is ln the hands ol District Attorney L L. Lewis. Thc petition im- condemnatioii rep r.sents tliat tho aotion ls taken undor au act of Congress dat<-,i Maroli 3, 100D, cntltlod an act r-mklng appro prlatlons t,, provido foi- tho expenses of the government ol tho Dlstrlct of Columbla nt- the fiscal year _nding ?lum, i?, 1910. It Is s.-il.i the amount invulvcil will. be at least JL'O.OOO, and ibat all partloa to the proceetllngs fire dUsatlstlpd with anv proposltlon that lias beon mado to acqulr.e tiie siie. ThO ownprs Of tlio piupr-rty, nll ur wii,,iu are resldents of i-'a-i.fax oounty, l*re: I. A, Ileiity. T, 1). violott, ,!. tw. Dawson, Janie.s 'P. Dnw.cn. 'J'ere: a Dawson, Kathorlne C, Holt. 5J", .s. Lynn, Oeorge S.leciuan, .luim ti. !??, Belecinan, tled man Selccntun and ueoij-i- ?>.- BeUcwarii ARHESTEO WHILE .Special Policcman Sent to Jail by Judge Scott for Graft iri'g Dog Tax. DID NOT EVEN DENY CHARGE Prisoner Gave As Excusc That Sick Child Needed Money Be? fore Hc Could Deliver Iti. Under charges preferred by Policc? man D. JU Tcmplo, Speclal Policcman ",\". K. Davenport, of Henrlco county, wns yesterday removed from offlce by Judge H. Carter Scott and commltted to jall pendlng tho trial of a warrant Issued in thc courtroom, charging hlm with obtninlug money undor false pre? tcnses. lt wns proved that Davenport col? locted dog taxes to the amount of $5 from Archic Banks (colored), and uscd tlio money. It was also shown tnat he, tnough a county oliicer, was not au? thorized to collcct dog taxes. Daven? port. defense was thal he found the negro, who had a pac*. of eleven ilo..-, nad not paid on nll of them. Ile said he agreed to take the money nnd turn It over to thc proper authorttlcs, and rxplalned to Judge .-"colt that he was onllgcd to use it because hls chlld waa IU and hc was out of employment. .our(*N Severe Itcbllkc. In decjding tho case, .Iudgo Scott p.iid tliat he -wns sorry he ever made l tno appolntment; that Ume arter timo ! Ilo hnd received complalnt agalnst thc offlcer, but not untll yesterday did ho get the actual evidence. "YV>u have." he eontlnucrf, "vlolatcn the law, violated your oath of ufllcc and violated my eonildence." Judge .Scott tiien ordered'that a war. rant be Issued. charging hlm wlth ob tainlng money under false pretcnses. The case wlll bo tried before Magis? trate T. J. Puryoar tlils mornlnp at 10 o'clock. The investigation took place immediately after tho compietion of the case agalnst Magistrate Dcwis. Pollcoman Temple was tho flrst to taho the stand. He testlfied that Banks Informcd hlm that Davenport nad been to hls plnoo nnd threatenod to klll ihe dogs if ?10 wns not paid. Banks. wlfc was there alone nt tim time, and She not havlng tlio money told him to return st another time. Meanwhllo shc made tbe report to Temple. C'nvo Ilooeipl for "?.on.jr. On tlio appointed day Temple went to the negro's homo and listenerl to the transactlon wlth Davenport from an ad'olning room. He testlfied that $. was paid, and tliat tlio pollceman gave a recelpt for tiie amount. Tiie paper wns produced. Mr. Temple fur? ther stated that Davenport attempted to force the woman to pay more, but flnally agreed to walt untll March ll! for the balanco. Also he said that he and not Davenport had beon authorized ito make dog tax coiloctlons ln that section some timo ago. and that ho had oftcn collectod frbmi Banks. Banks and hls wifo corrolborntoc T'cinpie's statemenls. the woman say. | Ing that at flrst Davenport throat ' ene_ to kUl the dogs and have her or | her husband flned for kooplng them, i hocnuso they woro dangerous. Treas uror llenry C. Heohlor, who lias eharge I of the collectors. testllled that he luul never authorized Davenport to eoliort doK taxen. He added that hc had put other bllls ln iils hauda for collectlon, and tliat much troublo had been cxporlonced tn getting returns; that lie had slnco boon udvisod that the buslness hnd been placed wlth thc wrong man. AVhnt Davenport Snid. Davenport did not deny tho eharge. He said that whlle passing near tho riegro'K house, but on another man's proporty, he was attacked by thc dogs ITe went Into tbe houso to remnnstrato wlth the woman, but she said that the taxes had boen paid and that ther. fore sho had a rlght to keep them. He said lio asked for thu medals as evi denre, but, according to hls statc? ment, she wns able to show that the money had been paid for only a part of tbe pack. "As a matter of accom tnodatloti." lie said, lio told her thnt if she would give him tne amount he would pay the taxes the next tlme he came to tho courthouse. The woman had none at that time, telllllg him to return several days later, whlch he filtl, but in tlio meantime Policcman Temple had been notifled. Before lie left tlio witness chair the warrant was served and Davenport delivered nis badgo to Deputy Sherlff Traylor, He was at 01100 carried to tho jall and locked up. He mado sev? eral attempts yesterday to secure ball, but up to a lato hour had beon able to get no one to go hls bond. COMES ON DECREE Philadelphla Lawyer Fails to Cause Delay in Norfolk and Southern Hearing. The Unlted States Circuit Court ot Appeals yesterday denied tho requost of Thomas ".eauiing, of Philadelphla, who asked a postpotieuiont uf the hearing of tho decree entered by Judge Waddill denylng V'anDylte, 55011 and others tbc rlght to intervone ln tlio .matter of thc sale of tho Norfolk nnd Soutiiorn Rallway propertlos, a tele? gram frqm .Mr. Lcnmlng stated ho ls engaged as au associato altorney for tho street rallways in '.'hiladclphia, tho enijiloyos of which aro now out on strike, and he wlll be unable to be present when ai'gumont is cnilcd on tlio. decree at 12 o'clock to-morrow morning;. Thc court, upon ri.-ielpt or Mr. l.cam tng's nieatjago, promptly coinuiunicat'jd witu attorneys fur ih,- piu'chasors of ?ihe proporty, all of whom ohjocted to a pbstpouomont, ou ihe ground that ll i.- lih.ero.tlva tlmt tho sulc bo flnally oonfirmod at iho earltest possible rfato, .Iudgo. Wadilill In ciitcrlng tho deci'ee, suggested tlmt the lyiattQV lie taken up before tho present lurm of tlio Court of Appeals adjourns, nnd as Mr. l.camlng's absenco ls tho only thlng ln th? way, nnd ns n delay would causo an lnilofinlte a'ettlenfient, his re i-iiost to havo iho matter dufcirud wns Oi-nled, V'ahlSVke, ".oil a*i,l others i.hiim :? rlght to secure tiie control nf the prop ert\ by ylitue uf an ugreoiviout on tereil into willl tlio |)ilicha,si-i-3 S01110 ume before the sulo wus mud*. [ FOOD L [ Government Files Noticc of Sttils Against Many Virginia Dealers. MINERAL WATERS HELD UP Papers Allegc Tliat Products Shipped Are Detriinciital to Health. Inspectlond- by-government expert. of goods shipped by certaln produccrs doing busincss within tlio jurlsdlctlon of tbo United States Dlstrlct Court for thc __8tern Dlstrlct of Vlrglnla, has disclosed facts, il i: allegcd, In dlcatiiig that tlrrrta ln Itlchmond, Alex? andria und Norfolk have vlolatcd thc terms of an uct of Congress to prevent tlio manufacture, salo or transportation of adultcrutcd or mlsbranded or polsonous or delotcrious foods, drugs, medicine- and liquors, and for rcgulut lng traffic thereln. lnformatlon*, which arc mere rore runnors to proceedlngs to bo taken later in prosecutlng tne allogert vlola tors, were flled in thc United States District court hero yesterday morniin, agalnst the Mecklenburg Mineral Sprlngs Comjany, of Chase Clty; thc Stokos-GrymeS Grocery Company.' and tho O. L. Gregory VInegar Company of thls clty; the Berry Hlll Mineral sprlngs Company. of Klkwood, Cul peper county; Boara-Armstrohg* & Company, of Alexandria. and *_ ]. .Aluellor, of Xorfolk. -OiiMgncC- j*.* WMncsaca, ln many cases the papers contaln sevoral counis. and In oach thc niie gatlon ls that tho terms "f tho aet have Dcen ignored. Tho witneases cited are ror the most fart inspcctors and analysts or the Department or Agriculture; but ln several Instances tho consignees havo hp-m cited, which Indlcates thnt tboy have asslsted ln protccting themselvcs. Euch of tne shlpments has been macte in intor.st.iti- commerce, nnd In every ease the consignments were blll'ed irom ono or nn.ither of tlie A'irglnia points to wholesnlers or rctallera ln soine locality outslde. No papers have been served on tho companleR com plalned or, but ns the penalty is a llne, and tlie concem_ are rcsponslblo flnanclally, tlierc is nn danger tliat any tiefendanta will attempt to evado pio ccss. Cnlld Wiilep Injurtoiin. 'i'ho aliogatlbn against thn Mecklen? burg .Allneral Sprlngs nnd Hotel Com? pany ls that, on January !>. 190 ?, it caused an adulterated artlcle or roon to be shipped to B. S, Leadbeater & son, of Washlngton, ln a consignment labeled ".Mecklenburg Chlorldo Calcl um Water," in that It contalned "an excessive number of organlsnjs, in? cluding members or tlie baclllus coll group, in sufHoIent number to Indi eato pollution ot such a nature aa to render tbo water unfli for human consumptlon, and consisted In part of fllthy tlecoinpost-d and putrid vegetn Dle substanees, and delotcrious ingre dlents, renderlng tno wator in.lurlous to hoalth." Tbc witncsses are .lohn IV Karnshaw, inspector, and O. "".*. stllcs, annlyst, of tho Department or Agricul? ture, antl E, s. leadbeater. Tlie lnformatlon against ihe Stokes Gyrrries Grocery Company ls of a dlf ferent n.-u-.ire. nna alleges that on Aprll i'd, 1000, the Richmond whole salera shipped oi* caused to !ie shipped to Lackey Brothers, at Hainlot, N. C h package labeled ''bnc pound DiNie nrand cholco wlnesap evapornted aip ples." aml that it really contalned .61 of u pound. Thero are two counts ln tho inrorrnatlori, but tbc alleged vlola? tlon ls practlcally thp same in each. li. rr. Wngner, Inspector, and B. .t. Stanley, analyst, aro wltnesses. Apple Cblcr Vlnemir I'nur. The O. _. Gregory Vlnegar Company ls allegcd to have vlolatcd tbc pure roods act by causlng to be shipped an urtlele mheled "E1K6 brand apple ciacr vlnogar," whereas it ls clalmed a sub stance had been substltiited ln part ror tbo artlcle, which contalned a dllute soltitloti or acetlo acid and a torelgu materlal htgli ln reduclng sugars. Tbe lnformatlon contalns two counts, and tbo shlpment is snld to have "been made on Mareli .">, 1 90S, and conslgncd to the Southern Pure-Food Company, of Durham, N. C. Tlie lnformatlon against tbe Berry 11111 Mineral Sprlngl- Company, of Klk? wood, Culpeper county, alleges faels slmllar to those charged agalnst the Mecklenburg Mineral Sprlngs Com? pany. it ls clalmed thc company caused a consignment of water to be shipped to W. T. Rlng, at AVashlngton, D C, ou August 16, 1909, whlcli con? sisted ln part of decomposed vegetable. 'and nnlmal substanees. which might be injurious to health. Inspector Earn shaw. Analyst Htiles and AV. T. King arc named as witncsses. Suiue Other Allcgnlloim. Two scts of papers, covcrlng i?"r shlpments, are flled agalnst the Board Armstrong Company. of Alexandria, oach arlsing from shlpments of an artlcle purportlng Lo bc apple cklcr ylriogar, but which aro alleged to have been packod wlth a substanco to re dueo and lower iis quality, and to ef? fect its quality aud strcngth. 'fhe conslgnees wero D, T. .lohnson &? "'on' of Ralelgh, N, C, and tho AVright Clarkson Company, of Duluth, Minu. The alloged misbi-nded artleles arc snld to have bccn labeled Robin flood and Whito House brands, puro apple cltler. .D. M. Walsli, inspector. and lt W. lialcoin, analj -t, of tho Department of Agrlcultui tno Wrighv-C wltnesses. E. P. Muoll wlth having pouhds of moi; nnd .1. \V. Ilelh tho allogod vlo hulls were mlx so us to in.iui nd A. II- Skoog, ot" aon Company, are tho of Xorfolk, ts charged hlpped ono hundred asses gralns to F. T. i, of Baltimore, and ion is In that rloo wlth tho substance hoalth and strongth and to rondei- it injurluua us food for eultlo. SUIT TOO LARGE tlenry Waite', Cidored, Arrested ?SiiHpieioii of lliivliiK Stoien ClotUei Honry W ed last nlght pleiim ol" llli clpthes, The tho streot n uver lils nn across hlm. liad been mu ei-r made Iitu were largo e his size, and to the l-'lr-i aniined llie s Wall jf \Y w ard lli-nrv C;i ilorcd, was nrr lleer Clorrlng on aus stolon ii sult of a was walklng down lie elolhos liauglug ion tho nlllcer ran iir said that tbo 8Ult i him, aud' tho otll n un. Tlio' clotlies i lo IU a man twleo olllcor took AValter Hon, whero he cs Thoy boro tho name nl iho sign of Ed lilcago, tuilors. So up for tbo nlght. Mnrrln'ffe il A. Pivliner .-.- d and tu lloboft Jllaudu Cl'CUsllu UHCN. nsos wero Issuetl yester stlnga Court to llonry liessla U, Sni.torwhlto, Giimblo Cubco and !? Morgan, Amended Ordinance for Union of Cities Comes Back From Conference To-Night. CARRIES ONLY ONE CHANGE Amount to Bc Expendcd on Stirccts Is Main Point of Differcncc. Presldent Itobort Lee Peters Issued yesterday a call for a meetlng of thc Common Council at ? o'clock to-night to recoivo tlio report of tho conferees ?n tho annexatlon ordinance. The commltteo report wlll prbpoao, as h basls lor agreement between the two branches of tbe Councll, a street cuar o-nteo at ,io per cent. of tho revenues of Manchester for tho ilrst five years. tho original ordinance ns roconimcnded by tho speclal committee, and adopted by thc Councll, havlng placed tho guar "ntee at 40 per cent., whlch was amend. ed ln the Board of Aldcrmen to read 20. Tho conferees thercfore tako the middle ground as a basls for brlng lng the two branches togcther. Tho other two Board amendment? are rotained and mado a part of the conference commlttee report. They ex? cept recelpts from the sale of gas from the basls on whlch thc pcrcentagc ls estlmated, and the entire cllmlnatlon of the clauso whicli permltted onc fourth of the stroet iund to be expend? cd in pavlng sidewalks. The latter Clauso was held to be of doubtful le. gallty, nnd doubt has been expressed Os to Klchmond'.-- ablllty under Its Charter to carry out such'a provlsion. "Ilnorlty ttepofl, A. minorlty, conslsting or Aldermen Richardson nnd Cottrell and Council? man Contry, nll r,r whom voted agalnst the ordinance for union, both as orlg? inally proposed and as amendod, wlll present a substitUto report, the exact terms or which have not bor-n made public, tnoiigh the vk-ws of the niorri uer. have been expressed _y Alderman | is drawtiiK- tho re tavor of annexatlon. hsldo clty wlll come lal guarantees, anrl clty government as 1 of the clty. He I* !OUrt provislons. but igroo to build ,f unlon. mentary tan n thr- councll -.lill Kichardson, who port. llc ls ln provlded the Sou in wlthout spot take part ln the one of the ward jppused to the thinks Ulcbniond tho bridge in thc .somothlng of a parllar ?Ir may be o-cpertofi vvhei tneet_ to-nlght, for the nody as to conforcncc cot lho status of their repori plicit. The opposition faction Alderman Richardson. ei the ordinance in whlch -efused to concur in the I iicnts is now dean, and t t ngnln before the house lt wll! bo icoessary to reconsider thc vote by tvhlch the Council rejocted tiie amend sd ordinance. Such 11 roconsidoration ivould reciuire two-thlrds of all the -nembers present. whlch may lie dlf. P.cult to get, as the ordlnanco proper -an be passed by a majority or those 'lectcd to each branch. Pnrllnincnlnry Tnnsle. Others claim that thc ordinance was iot kllled and that it will not be nec ?ssary to reconsider, baslng tiielr ar? gument 011 the faet tliat the Council ?vas put 011 notice before- its vote that . committee of conference would bo -eriucsted, and the vory fact that tlic .rdinance has boen before a legally ?onstlluted commlttee of cout'erenoa ivould secm to Indicate that it i.- nOt iead under the rules. Members of tho -onicr'ence commlttee say that their eport should come ln as a substltute ,'or the original ordlnanco refctfred to .he conferees nnd that the vote .should ie taken directly on thc ordinance rec iromended by tiie conference. Thc icaders of thc varlous factions are sc ?uring legal advice and wlll bo armed wlth the rules of varlous leglslatlve itid dollborative bodles. Whlle the Council aud Board of Al lormeu of Manchester are dlvided as to the merits of the proposltlon for union of tho citles, tliere is a growing .ellef that the question should be set tled ln the Southsido city by a vote of ihe people. as provlded for in tho ordl? nanco. Prophets diffcr widely ns to how such an election will go, but many agree that tho Manchester Couiu-u should adopt whatover propositlon Fticlimond makes and thus put It up Lo tho voters of Manchester to take it .r leave it, as thev see lit. 1 1 SEEK 10 REGDVER Revenue Employe Pardoned by .President Taft, but Government Asks Damages of $5,000. Suit was entered ln tho United States District Court yesterday morning by Lho United States government against _laudo W. Mason and tho American Surety Company, of New York, for ?5,000, said to have boen rorfelted to the government under Mason's fullure to conduct himself ln accordaneo wltli Ihe terms of a bond given by hlm as x storekeeper-gauger ln the set'vico of iho revenue department. Mason wns ivorking nt a distlllcry near l.Sellleld, n Groenesvillo county, and was con ,'lcted in tlio United States courts*for illowlng wliiskoy to be taken trom he plant before it had been properly iranded and slampt-d by tho govern nent. Ilo was given a Jail sentonce of six nontliH and a tine. of $1,000. He was ifterwards relieved of the Jall sontonqo md all but $100 of the iliie, and his lardon, signed by Presldent Taft, was ?urneil over to Attorney Georgo A. iuiison by District"; Attorney bewls ?esterday. Thc grounds lor .lonicuey ven- igiiorance of tiie laws governlng 1 Ih dtnie. as an omplo'yo ln tlio rev Miue scrvlco. Mason appealcd from he declsion of tho lower court, and hls was thn status of tho euso whon 'rcsldent 1.1't was induced to rclcase iim. Thero are several counts In tlio in lictment agalnst Mason, but hc was ?onviciod on only onc of thcin, und It s snid ihe ovldonce ccmnectlng liln; vith other vlo'attons is all henrsay. icrvice ,v' the papers ou Mason and tlio Muerieaii Sin-ety Company will bo niulo within the next few days, and ho caso will probably bo placed on ho civil dor.kot for tho next term of hc UnU.U Stfctcs Uisti'lct Court. ' First Exhibit To-Day of Knox Spring Hats The Hats of quality style and satisfaction. Gans-Rady Company HEIIICO 1DTS Big Meeting in Varina District in Interest oi- Advanced Agri? culture. Schoolboys or A'atlna District, ln Henrlco county, organlaed a Corn Club yesterday at a meeting held at tlu new A'arlna Hlgh School. About H00 peoplo of tbe dlstrlct gatborod t0 show Interest ln our or the rnost unlquo movements for agrlcultural advance ment or recent years. T. O. Sandy, of the experlment farm at Burkovlllo; Superlntondent of Publlc Inatructlon ,T. D. Eggloston, .Ir., and County School Superlntrndetit AV, A. Maddox were nmong the speakors, A large number of th(> boy.s who arc members of the Varlous schools of the district, enrolled In the corn club, and promlsed to be gln cultlvatlon ot a prlzr acre thi? rprlng. After the* llrst ploulng each boy must take entlre chargo nf hls own acre. Mr. Sandy told of th<? i prlres awarded to boy.s from all parts of the State tvho compote, oxplalnlng that boys taking part would bo en tltlpd to tbo prl7.es awarded" by tbeVlr ginin Btate Falr A__oclatlon', and also to the Governor's rilplonm. In addltlon 10 tbe Stat* prlze- and special offers In connectlon with the Stat.- Falr, about $120 has been sub scrlbed for sppelal money prizes ln tlu dlstrirt. and ?he Roard of Supervisors of the county may supplement tlie fund. Miss Armstrong, principal "1 the Varina Dlstrlct Illis'b School. had Charge Of the musical program, Whlcli was greatly crijoyed. Mr. Sandj last night that he had aeldom i more enthualaatlo crowd or one took more Interest ln What th. bi - of thc community are rtoln_. WHAT FAIRMOUNT GOT Mr. l-.vneb Snj* II ?'?t llulk ?f JclTrrioii Word'* Appropriatlon. Councllman Lynch and Alderman Adams, who represent Jefferson AVard on the Committee on Streets, are cx ;tc -dng some surprlse nt tbe atlitude of thn cltlzens of Falrmount ln com plalnlng because the streeta of their BCctlon havr- not bccn placed ill bel t.-r condition. "Jefferaon AVard's apportlonmenl from lhe streot fund for gradlng and gravel Ing ln 1909 was $13,350," said Mr. Lynch. "Of that amount $11,000 WfM spent in gradlng ln l-'airmount, lhe entlre ward outside of tbe hounds <>f Falrmount recoivlng only $2,350. 'J'!-.' Ir water and gas plpes wero laid from tho annexed territory fund. _helr sewcrs are now belng put ln from the $1,000,000 bond Issue. aml allogations have been lasucd for sldowalks on the principal stroets. Aa soon as tho ulpes nre all in we can begin graveling and llnlshing streets. and tln-ri I hopo they wlll bo satislled. They seem to ex? pect us to obtain ili.- samo results ln three years ln the new sectlons as we have done ln forty years in thc older part of tbo clty." UOIISOX TO SPEAK ON dtliSSTIoS' OI? TOII'EltAXCIJ said en n thal Congressman Richmond Pearson lloh son, naval hero and general leeturer, uho is also recognized as one. of lhe tempcranco loadors of thc South, wlll make an address at tbe Academy of Music Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The speech ls to be made under tbe ausplces of lhc Anti-Saloon League. Un that day also thc pulplts of every Methodist church in tnc clty wlll be filled by members of tbo league elther at tho morning or ovenlng -er LI POLICY SHOP Joseph Drake, Colorcd, Alleged to Have Been Caught Whilc in the Act of Writing Tickets. Thinking that they wero raiding a crap joint, Police Olllcers Gerrlng and Bradley last night broke Into an al? leged policy shop run by Joseph Drake. ! colorcd, on Unlon Stroot, and, lt la| said, caught Drake writing out tbo' tickets. Four or ilvo players woro in the room in the rear, walting for the returns. Thero woro not any returns, Tbo olllcers spolled tliat. Drake, hls books, tickets and all his paraphcrnalla wore taken to tho Flrst Pollco Station and loekod up for the night. This Is tho flrst policy shop caught for a long time, and It Is bellcvcd by Iho pollco that the fasclnatlng gamblo has boen practlcally broken up. Two or threo yeara ngo policy Uourlshed in tbe clty, shops belng pretty gencrally establlshed. But ono by ono thoy wero brokon up, and there ls now only an occasional outcropplrig, Policy i.s the chief gambling game of tho negroes, arrd, if possible, it was more provalent il few yeara ago than poker ls to-day umuiig tlie whito peo? ple. Tbe game iH eomplex and tbo chnnees are hardly ono in a hundred, whloh, conseiiuently, makes tho proilts large. .. ..-lidered nneonselous. Uo wus piekod up aml carried into tho homo of Mrs. Spencer, p West Cary Stroot, near tho sceno of llie iieeidont, und tbo city amuulanae was summonod. Dr. Davis responded, uiul after suwlng up a scalp wound, took 4hc lnjured mau houia, BETTER PUTTHEM IN SAFETY WILTS Chicken Thicves Clean Many Coops and Even Stcal Lock From One. Robbed of Iils pet hen, onc tliat answered to her namo and ate out of her master1, hand, a loaidcnt of North Seventh Street, has complalned bltterly of niarauders who have cmptlcd hls roost, and his complalnt has been f.l lowed by many others. Kmpty hen coop-> have beon reporte from Sovcnth, Slxth, Fifth and ITourth Streot;-:, and stlll the depredatlona con? tinue. Karly last night four negro boys wore surprlscd al Pourth an,i Mg% Streota as they wero carrying off a ?ackful of llv- chli kon?, and tl., r dropped tho bag, The i" I roost i r crowed lustlly for help, atid tlio brave policeman ran to Lho r,*i>cuc. .v uttle air was given to hlm and ),).--- femali Lomradi-.-, and the ambulance. in llu jliape of th,- automobllo pat.ol, was summoned. They wero carted up t'i the .'??-?ond Station, where nolther ihlcvca could break in or robbers entet unless they came to stay. Chicken thievlng has ajsumed rathei ii.uuiiiig proporllon* to chicken own ?rs, and t'li- latter ate warned to toU ,ow the cxample <?: 'Squlro Vonderlehr, who took chickens, coop and .:li up :o 1:1,. bediooiu. Th ? fi-al play ban .'ontinued nlght after rlKlit. and msni EJut there will bi ? egg lo-day lv >f be,i will crow no mon except ln Tl ,i th _ :i lt hi t.,1: 'i ipi i ilck ins, and other lot.-,- .,:?? reported in ?arlous amounts. ii seemi tb.a they lever roost too hlgh for a long-armed ?each. From one man'" henhouso ih* ,.,-k even waa sioh n and the ,.o..p vaa made desolate. 'i'h. pollce ;ct vorklug on the cases. POLICE COURT CASES Crockett Dtiimtssed of Chnrge ?f Ob iilnii,-. Mnury l mli-r l-'iili.. Prrlensco. Samuel Dodson, colored, charged vitb burglorizlni" tho liomei >>'. N. P. Idrdon and lt. 0, Joni and i tcalins ivercoats from each, enl "ti to ..- grand lury from Pollce Court :-???? Danlel B. Wortby. charged wlth out irg thc thro.its ,,f iwo hulldogs be onglng to Wili Thornton, jyaa ilncd Llmas Ha klns, who palmeil off u n lli of kerosene for whiskey on Wil lam Swann en.d received _r, cents herefor, was placed under SIuO ?;o ur.t y tor slxty da: -. W. O. Crockett, white, was dismlsseii T the eharge of obtainlng $'-' under also pretenses from Sarah Graves, col icd. It was testlfied thal he had ermcrly boon collector for lho willlam i. Plz/.ini Real Estato Company. and ?n hls statcment that he went into he wrong houac, Justlce Crutchfieid lada him _o. The case againsl "Sohnie" Conway, vh,, |s Buapecled ,,f belng the man ,-ho held up Samuel u. Prctlow. clerk n tho drugstorc ai l-'lfth and Main ire ots, was contlnued to March -'. DISCUSS WAGE SCALE ,tl.-iiitic L'ousl I.iiie CondllcioTH In lou fcrcucc H'leU OMlrcr-i. The committec of adjustment of thn irdcr of Itailway Conductors, embr-4* ng the Atlantic Coast Llno system rom Itlchmond io Tampa, Fla., is Iti iVllinl.ngton, X. C, lor conferences :ltb officials of that road ln regard o an increased scale of wages and ertain changes In tbe rules and rcn lations of the servlce. As yet no greement lias been reaehed. " Wlih he conductors is u cumniitleo from he Urothcrhood of Rallway Tralmneu f the same system, who were granted n increaso January 1, bui who an; aderated wlth the conductor.-! and wlll '0. governed by any actlon taken at his meetlng. STREET IS PARDONED lovcrnor Itclcuscs Iluckniiau County ."Iim un Account of Illness. Governor Mann yesterday granted an bsolute pardon to Dijc__.Street, a white. ian, now sorvlng a term of ono year ii the ^-itato Pcnltenliary, on oorivio on tn Buchanan county of unlawful hootlng. Thc papers renresent Street o bc in tho last sfiiges of CQnsuinpr Ion, and tho actlon of the Governor ik-.iL wlthout regard to his offense r L-trb .ustico of iils conviction, was liat ho mlght spend hi. lust duys inong hls neople in tiie .Southwest loiintains. Ho will be taken home as oon as. physicians wlll allow his re loval from iho prison hospital .ludgc Iveller Itcversed. District Judge Iveller, of tho United tatos Circuit l.'ouj*, for tho Southern dstrlot ot West Vffljfinla, wns revcrsed ,i un opinlon hiuided down Ju the nlted States Clrcult Court of Appeals ile yosturday afternoon in tho 0ase f s. o. Wa'kor, nlaintin: iu error, vs . C. Lawrencc, i.iefondant in error. Tho eariiiK in thu lower court wus hold t Charloston, W. Va. The oplnlon l thn iippollat.. courl. ls wrltten bv ?istrlot Judgo nrawloy, and Is concur Od in by Clrcuil .Itidgc l'ritcliard and Mstriet Judge Connor. Slster l'lt-nri-t for llninluou. Mrs. Louja none, of Durham. N. CV, Istor of Angolo Iliiiiilll.on, now al tho tatb l'ontuiiitlary under so*ii_n.f- of lectroculion, called on'Govornor Mniin eslorduy wllh Mrs, M-irthu Stebblns, f Richmond, iu ptbiuv for n eomnrutu-. 011 of .nlitulice. ' QovorilOl* . hns al L'lidy rcspiicd lliimiluiit' to .March 36 i allow tlinn to I'o'vlow hls case, and ssured hls slster iiuii ii,-' would _p ver tlio )ui|iern carei'iilly beforo comfr ig to a d.oclstou, llamiltiiii \vii.Y. .ooiivictcd of murdor i I..ynchbnia- -aml scutencua to th* lecti'Ic chair.