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r Store Not Open Nifthts?Closed AH Day Next Monday. Gift Articles in Housefurnishing Chafing Dishes Casseroles Percolators Evi iv housewife is interested in liousekecping articles, and ii you have Waited to select your gift till now, see the complete line of Chafing Dishes, Casseroles, Percolators, etc., appropriatc for light housekeeping, light luncnes, etc. Any one of these would make a useful Christmas gift. One very popular scller is the Casserole at $5.00. This has a pierced frame anrl nickel top; regular $7.00 value. Nickel Chafing Dishes, excellent quality and very durable, with alcohol lamp; spc? cial values at S7.S9 and S5.00. Others ranging in price to $10.00. Copper and Nickel Chafing Dishes, with thc best lamp, all sizes and styles. These make very acceptable gifts or for your own personal use at $10.00. H Percolators, $2 to $10 ?$'*rl Nickel Percolators, different shapes, in all sizes, I S10.00, anrl some as low in price as $2.00. \' f^*r%j ? Casseroles, with nickel frame, for $1.79. Miss Salina Vaughan Robbed by Negro, Who Quickly Escaped. While on h nbout jy home last night 1'clock, Miss Salina Vaughan, Tw6nty-fln?< Street. had her snatched by a negro, who 80 fast that she was not able i aocurate descrlption oi' him, he bag contained only a palr Ull; ilong The rush OF UNSOUND MIND J>r HijiitpM Tranntfrred from Colored Jte forraatory to Aiylum. Acting- on an order from the office of Governor Mann, Leo Galnes. a colored boy, for so:n? tiuic pas: aa Inmate of the col- i o:ed Reformatory. was yentcrday dollvercd te the Clrcuh Court of thc clty 01 ItUh mond for an Inqulry Into- hia sanlty. Tho Jury being . worn. It appeared that the boy tv>js of unsound mind, und he was trans ferred to the Henrico county jall to be turn rr uvr: later to the authorities of th? Con i . ? ..... . patei ibui.:. Iho colored 11 fcppeari jiot dungcrou?. ?'?s eouimuteil to y. where later It enk-mlnded, though I Salvation Army Dlnner. tne for the Christmas dlnner of the illon Army have beon about completed, '. I'iness In many linmes of clothing are needed b ? v tant Mrs. Georgi N. WiRKlns, In cl headquarter*! -Tho bngketa whlch army \v<!l glvo ,tp yje.pbtir of tl be dlstrlbuted -fo-morrnw afternoon at cloek from the Central Youiik -Men'a stian Assoclatlon, Soventh and Grace Old Santy's Last Call a e en j-j* Bless their hearts. Give them something to wear. They'll get an awful lot.of toys that will soon be broken or forgotten. But it will not be so with a cute little Sweater Coal, ?or Beaver Hat, ?or Gauntlets, ??or a little Reefer ("nn, ??or a warm Muffler, ?or a hundred and one other things we've got together to delight the little men. Bring the little chap with you, JACOBS & LEVY THE MEN'S STYLE SIIOP, 705 East Broad Street. TRIES10 PAWN "Kissing Bug" Arrested While Disposing of Time piece. Ernest Jenklns, known to hls Intl mato frlends nntl the police ns "Kiss? ing Bug." was arrested last night on tho charge of snatchlng a gold watch from R. F. Tylor. He was caught hy Policeman Naplor .Hist ns hc was In tho act of pawnlng lt ln one of thc Easl .Main Street sliops. Tyler says thal hc was approached by the negro while in a bar. The "Kissing Bug" was very suave and pollto .ind told hlm that hi.~ tlo was invry. The negro offered to flx, and Tyler thought it a very kind atten? tion, so he thrcw up his chin to glve room. With ono hand Jenklns fumbled wlth tho tlc and wlth the other very deftly extracted the watch from Tyler's vest pocket. A few moments thereafter he dlsnppeared through the sido door and a llttlo lator the watch was missed. Tyler reported the matter to thc po? lice and soon Naplor found the Bug bartoring with the pawnshop keeper. Goe* t? .Inr.v 'I'o-Dn.v. ;aae of John II. Lyon* against ompany, ivhlch haa been on trlal ist two daya in the Clty circult r\ detace was fully heard yostor he jury adjourned over to thls t<ater the attorney* arguori tlie ln-r'orf> tlio court, and thc argu ilof wlll come thin mornlng. aftor case will bo submltted to tho liuililiii!: I'orinil. permlt waa Iraued yestorday to ?r to erect two detuehed frame tho west slde of Twenty-tlilrd i n T and U Streets, to cost Frult Vendor Nol n Syrian. .M. J, Kourl, who is ono of tlio reprosonia Iva mmt'bcrs of tho Syrian colony ln rtleh l'.inl. sald yesterday that the frult vendor ho was forced to vacate Ford's Hotel be ause of its dangerous condition, is not a COLORED PEOPLE Judge Witt Upholds Their Pri test Against Saloon on North Second Street. CAN'T TRANSFER LICENSE Minister and Others Sho> Where B?*ir Would Bring Dis ordcr to Their Conimunity.' Upholdlng tlie cornplnint of tho'inost substnntlal colored cltizenH and prop orty-owners ln the clty, Judgo 8. B. Wltt, of tho Hustings Court, yesterday afternoon refuaed to allow tho trans? fcr of thc ll'iuor license of Gtilsseppo Brucclanl, 125 AVcst Duval Street, to Scbastlan Onc.it y and Antonlo Rcnntllttl. who proposed tn open a sa? loon at 701 North Second Street, Sev? eral whlto peoplo, among them belng roprosentatlves of the owner, Mrs. MeGeorge and her agent, N. XV. Bow.*. testlfled ln favor of tho hnr, and sald that ln tholr opinion it ua.- a sultable locatlon. Thoy wero no match, how? over, for thc large array of colored cltizens, who showod to the satisfac? tion of tho court that such a placo, evon though properly hnndled, would increase the dlsorder ln onc of the most rospectablo rosldentlal districts ln thc clty. iMInlfitcrn ConiPlnln. It wns shown hy Rev. '/,. D. I^cwls. of tho Second Afrlcnn Baptist Church; Rev. XV. "?". Graham, of the Flfth Streot Baptlst Church, and Rev. E, II. Hunter, of tho Thlrd Street Methodlst Church, all of whlch are close to the proposed locatlon of tho bar, that in golng to nnd from their churches, the majority of tholr congrogatlons would pass by the bar, where tho sldewalk Is narrow and would nocossarlly brlng them ln contact wlth the dlsorderly crowds congrcgating before such piaces. ln answer to questlons by Attomoy 11 M, Smith, ,lr? for tho petitlonors, they stated that whtio they had n general objectlon to cars, and ln splte ,.f tho far: that there nre othors as near the Churches as thls, onc moro would serve only to Increase thc dlsorder and danger. as tbe pollce protection in that sectlon was poor anrl hardly adequate undcr present condltlons. Incldentally, thoy wore In favor of decreaslng rather than lncreasing tho number of saloons ln old Jackson Ward. Iliidi- Strong; rmnplnlnt. The most telllng atroke of thc hear? lng wns made by ofllcers of tho Amer? lcan Beneflclal Assoclatlon whose es tabllshment ls four doors from the place. They eniploy a large number of women, who ln golng to and from work must pass hy the saloon. Thoy i. Id partlcularly or the danger to them and spoke of the natural fondness of the race for liquor. Thoro were flve wltnesses from thls company alone, be Bldes a number of others not Interested except as to keeping the bar out of tho community, On thc other slde there wero also a number of wltnesses, who could not sei thc hann of a bar. Some of them testlfled thai when a saloon wns there in the pollce protection was bettor than it ls it present, and that Its pres : red rather to increase property Hlgh ('roiiiiil by .Judge Wltt. About S o'cioek. when there were more wltnesses to be heard. .hal^.r Wltt stated that ho was convinced a to thc proper course. In view, he sald, of tho character of the cltizens op posing the appllcation, lie felt lt hls duty to rcfuso the transfcr. "I ap? preciate," hc contlnued, tne. el't'ortn of these pooplc to upllft thc race. and I must sustain them. even though I havo no doubt that Mr. Onesty would conduct a decent and orderly place wore ho allowed to open." ln the courtruom at the timo were nearly 'JOO colored people who showed tho greatest satisfaction when the de? clslon was announced. They hnd made an organized tight agalnst tho appli ] catlon, anrl one that ovldently con? vinced .Judgo Witt of the slncorlty of 1 tholr purpose. Tho petltlon was presented with Rev. K. TT. Hunter designated as party com plainant, as requlred by law In such cases. Coinmonwealth's Attorney Mlnotree Folkes represented the com plalnants, and thc- pctltloners placed tholr case ln the hands of Mr. Smith and Giles B. Jackson. Choice Fruit Bringing Top Prices for Those Who Took Koiner's Advice. Predictlons made last August by Commissioner of Agrlculture George XV. Koiner as to the applo market during the present wlnter aro boing fultilled. Good apples are brlnglng from $."> to $t* a barrel iu Itlchmond, and thoso far? mers who sold at $lb3b in August are doubtless bewalllng tlie fact. Buyers who seemed determined to forco down the prico for purposes of huge prollts, visited the orchard coun? try In tho Valley of Virginia and mado offers of $1 to $2 a barrel, saylng that the market would be very low. Thereupon Mr. Koiner got busy and looked UP tho United States govern ment's crop ratlngs. Ha noted that nearly overywhero the crop was but a fractlon of the normal, and he advlsed tho farmers through The Times-Dis? patch to either secure good prices or hold. To-day those farmers who took Mr. Koiner's advice aro ln pocket. A Rich? mond commisslon man made a prlce of very ordlnary winesaps yesterday of $.*i a barrcl. When the purchasor de murred, the dealor sald he was not partlcular about selling. "I lost ?**^.5oo ln : } ear In apples," ho sald. "Thls ?? ? on 1 wlll clean up $10,000." DR. BAGBY P0TENTATE Elected by Aeen Temple to Sitccoed Thomas B, MiAdmiiH. At thi* annual meetlng of Acca Temple, j Nohloa of tho Myatlc Shrlno, held Inst nlfihi ' ln tlm Maannli- Tcmplo, the report of tho triiBtoea, i?.,on Wallarsteln, Preston Beivin i Hnd Jamea M. Cllft, was rocolvet". lt show-1 ..1 ualna, both ..iiiiii.-.allv aml iium.MlH.-all.v Potentatc Thomaa B. MeAdain^r?>?'lm. liav- | im; served tho naua] term of two years, ro-: tlred. Dr, Qaorgq v. Bagby wna olocted po-' teiitate; n: c OTlaherty, chlel rabban: G, Jetet Jonea, asstetani rabban; Thomas Whlttet, liiKli prlosl and pntpliet; lOdwurd | A. Bvana, i.rii-nial guldi?; John !?'. Mayor, , treasurori Charlea A. Noabltt, rocordor. Tho appolntlvc oflloera wlll bo announced | later by the new pbtentato. Th.- rolIowltiB > Imperlal repreapntntlvea wore elected io rep-' i.Miu Acca Temple at the Imperlal ahrlnn | meetlns in Knchistor, N. v., ln July: Prea ton Bclvin, B H. Downhiim, Alexandrla; ; Thomaa li. SIcAdama and Qoorgc !??. Basby, Tii, truetoea arq elected for terma pf threo V..-IU-. I'liritrni lt.-hur a,nd I..Tin Walleratoln hold over, and Janv>a M. Ullft was olaoted for ano'thei leitfi. r*l*V)j*^ i/icotlne uloacd wlth lhe iiauiiL I'.t'iiia.ji und ijn.-'iiiiuusural udilrca.* ln*,- rot?taiiji"UaaTt>y, ,'.'""-. . SKIWIIE PLANS FOR BATTLE ABBEY They Come From Architccts Lo? cated in All Parts of thc Unitcd Statos. MAYOR IS THE CUSTODIAN Judges to Select Design With out Knowing Name of Man Who Sttbmits lt. Ich tlme Bpi elilca Lho ofTIco tho Clty ircsa and u York, ore, Chi Atlanla, i number npetltlon plan or package elope, iln de archl chardson Compotltions for designs for the proposed Confederato Memorial Insti? tute, or "Battle Abboy," closi d yester? day at 3 o'clock, Up to wl sixty-ono sets of plans and tlona had beon doposlted ln of Mayor D. C. Riuhnrdson a( Hall. Plans have 'come hy cx through mesaengers from N Phlladelphla, Boston, Baltln cago, Indlanapolis, Cleveland N'ew Orlenns, Rlchmond nnd of other places. Undor the terms of the co tio name is to appear on nn; tlesign Hubmltted. in each there is to be a sealed em whlch ls to be the name of t tect or englneer. Mayor R ivlll open the packages to-day, give to ?ach set of plans a serlal number, and rdace the correspondlng number on the snvelbpe, whlch will thon be deposlted In hls safe. The plans are then to be turned over to a commltteo of three, conslsting ot Cleutenant-Govorhor J. T;iy!or Ellyson, William C. Noland, of tbo llrtu of Xo and & Baskorvlll, and an archlteci o be .selected by the American in.-ul Ute of Architccts. After .-el. Iral choice this committee wl he Mayor for tho envolopo bei lumber and report the deslgi ? i .1 meeting of the general e lavlng ln charge the fund for tho oree ion of the memorial, early ln Janti iry. Have Wltfe Ra"ge of Choice, Mayor Rlchardson said yesterday that t would probably take hlm several lays to open and number the plans, ?specially as from their appearance ind size many are very elaborate aml ?xtenaive, Includlng many largo per ipective drawlngs. The labels of the express company <how In some cases where tho plans iave come from," said the Mayor, and lemonstrates that thn competltion cov? ers a wide range. The committee wlll iave a wide neld to select from, wlth i varlety ln conceptlon. Under the ules adopted tho plan wlll bc selected of iho name or reputatlon Itect submittlng it, as the ?ting its call on ing that selectod mmlttee th ointnlttee will not know untll Its re airt is ln whose plan Is belng consld? ered. I belleve that out of those sub mltteo* found ivill.s bida < bul! work wlll bc under way In the er satlsfactory design can bt 1 and that the general committee soon ho in a positlon to call for on the erection of the proposed and thal actual constructlon arly POLICE COURT CASES Herbert Montagnc (ietM Four Months for Stealing Overcoat. On the charge of stealing an over Eeibert Montague, colored. was sen Kf J? fo"r months In jall from tho i oltco ( ourt yesterday mornlng. _Bennie linsley, who shot and killed tr.omas Stokcs some tlme ago. was sent on ro the January term of thc ?rand .1ury. ,/V. R,i Mayo- eolored. was convicted nf stealing a satchel eontaining $]S1<) i railroad tieket and a pair of glasses? Ul o the value nf $31.19. and was 'ent to Jall for four months. ,i ?.m U,';' 11'hal1,'' "1,"? ma?- charg . ,. J?$ u'sorderly on a Broad ind .Main s-treet car, was flnod $io. S. 1 Ilman s Sons wore fined $io for )vorloadlng thelr team. Thc case was tppealed. D. \V. Martin. white. was fined $10 or assaultlng and beatlng his wife. \lleged Moonshiner, Indicted Two Years Ago, Brought Here and Bailed. After eluding capture for more than wo years, George Barton. an alleged noonshiner. tml.,..,,| hy a g^a Jury n thp Unlted states Distrlct Court r.?.n l V. ."''? l90,8' was caught at ?; 11 Bay, Prince Edward county. yes erdaj by Deputy Marshal .1. v. Mar ?iiani, and brought to Rlchmond. He vas given a nrellmlnary bearlng yos eidaj- before Unlted States Commls S 1",,s;'!?|l. '.? , Brady and released l( iho -, ?' I" $500. t0J h,s appearance \ n,,1''.,1 term of tll(! Distrlct Court. About three years ago an llllclt dis llloiy was seizod nea.r Green Bay'bv ?noou nfftuv"er W..W. Anderson and Special Eroploye S. F. Chapman, of the &w? 1:,,vr',uu; Department Tho . fo? S Ul? ?',"1';|tcd at the tlme ?,.i i , . V:11' throe nt whom escaped. mlud n r Barton, who is supposed to ,f vJn ," re,f,u&? ln the mountains >i .Noi th i arollna, While in Richmond Wednesday. h,Vr ,,-',? G' SmI'hers received word m nod'? ?? Wa8, '" Green Ray. and hero -Doputy Marchant lorlntondonl of the Meth etecnth and Main StrootB, nd out Christmas baskots poor conneptod wlth tv rocommonddd MKTIIODIST MISSION TO taki: cabe or tiie i-oon J. XV. Dlxon, buj idlbt Institute, .\Mn hns propared to ae Lormorrow io thc Instltutlon aud such a by any of tho church-.. mission on ChrlBtmas tnornhur win ho serv ed wit.h free breakfast, whllo Tuosda niKtit dlnner u-lli h.> gerved to the Womon*' Plub. Thursday nlght tho children's 9enlef almnent will take placo, and at thla tlm tpys and eandies wlll he dlstrlbuted. .Suporlntendent Dlxon Is anxlous to hav all contrlbutlons rocelvod early at hls head qunrtcrs, and bopes to have most of [hor ln hand bofore nlghtfail. rMiiOF*RieHMON^ THE KKY TO SUCCESS is start saving to-rlay?not to-morrow.' A dollar begin^ an account. Wc pay i Per Cent, Conipounu" Interest. 4U7 East Mala Street, e Most Wonderful Clothing Sale in Years is Novif in Progress at GANS-RADY COMPANY'S Men's Suits. Men's Overcoats, Boys' Overcoats, Boys' Knickerbocker Suits, Children's Reefers At prices that would be cheap at the end of Februar}' $16.00 For Men's Overcoats, worth up to $27.50 $13.75 For Men's Suits, worth up to $22.50 $ 3.25 For Boys' Knickerbocker Suits, worth $5.00 $ 3.95 For Boys' Knickerbocker Suits, worth $6.50 $ 5.75 For Boys' and Children's Overcoats, worth $8.50 $ 8.75 For Youths' Long Overcoats, worth $12.50 GANS-RADY COMPANY EMPORIA BANK IN FINE SHAPE Finances Not Disturbed by Dis crepancies in Dead Cashier's Accounts. Answerlng a request made by The Times-Dispatch for Information, ln view of street rumorff, Presldont W. P. Cato, of tlio Flrat National Bank of Emporla, Va., telographe-i tho follow? lng last nlght: "Vou mlglil Nny !*? .1,1 n.- nml Son hnve completed the rxiiniiiuitlou of tho bnnk* of Flrst -Nationnl llnnk of Etn pnrln, Vn,, riiut vthllc thrrc nre some dlscrepnncies ln tlie accounts of our Inte cnshler, tliclr stafements show thnt tliln Institution ln nltaolutely nol veiii, nml thnt Interest of the rom nninlty nor the customers ln no wlse ulTectcrt. Tlu* deposits nre ou the In? crease ;iiul thc buabieaa i- movlng on as smoothly n.*t iiny other bank ln Innn. ?W. P. c.VTO, Presldent.** Samuel Hubort Crulkshank, cashler uf tho First Natlonal Bank of Kmporin, rommltted suicldo tn tln- bank vault on the afternoon of December in. At thc noon hour he appeared to be ln the best of splrlts. but hls body was found later by two clerks after he haa shot hlmself through tho head with a re volver. Presldent Cato and tho ilircotors im? medlately asked for an Investigation to determine the amount of the dis crepancles ln the cashier's books. A natlonal bank examlner. who made an examlnatlon of his own. director! the oilicers to go ahead with buslness, as the institution was In excellent con? dltlon and its standing would tn no way be injured. The bank. according to Its ofRcials, will not lose one cent, as the amount whlch was due by thp rashlcr wlll be collected from a suroty company in Baltimore, whlch was on Mr. Crulkshank*s bond. BLUES WILL AID MML. DEEENSE Companies B and C Contribute [ to Fund for Texas Soldier. Respondins to the appeal made to the National Guard throughout the country, Companies B and C, of the rtichmond Llght Infantry Blues, havo :ontributed from tholr personal funds to what has come to be known as the "Sergeant Manly Fund." The purpose is to prosecuto the appeal of a Texas volunteer soldler who has been sen tenced to nlnoty-nlne years in the pen itentlary for killlng a cltlzen while in duty. On tho occasion of President Tnft's ?islt to the State Fair at Dallas, ex ?raordinary prooautions wero taken to nsure his safety, lnasmuch as a hot icd of anarchists had recently been liscovered in tho clty. The military tvas on duty. and Sergeant .1. D. Manly, it Company R. Thlrd Texas Reglment, ivas placed at a certain point wlth ln Uructions to permit no one to pass a irescrlbed zone. A man named I.ouis Reichenstoln mado an effort to cross. Sergeant Manly stopped hlm, infonning him of hls orders. Relchonsteln ls sald to rinve cursed and abused the soldler, issortlng that he was a frce-born clt? izon, and would go where he pleased. An attempt was then made, it is said, to rush across the llne, when Sergeant Manly presented hls bayonet at tho ?harge and the death of Reichenstein resultcd. The man has been ln jall over since. ind has been denled ball. At the trial !io was sontenced tn a life torm. So rar the expenses of hls defenso have iWn borne by the officers of Dallas, but the militlamen throughout the coun? try are holng asked to take a hand. BANK CLERKS HAPPY \lnni* Wlth Offleers Thoy Rocelvo Handnome Chrlstnins I'reNcnts. Clirliimas progentB ln tho form of a per :entBge on the year's aalary were ^yesterduy preaented tn clerks aml othor employes of Iho elty banltB. Tho oustom of rcwariilnt* smployea is general amonjf all thn bank". inn of thom yestorday rowarded Its employes ni n 12 por cont. Imsis; othera tholr cmploytf.i wlth ti 10 por cent. boiius on tho annuiil snlary. On tho 10 por cont. basls ono mun reoolved exactly S1.0O0. hls salary belng $10, )00 A year. Others eniployed ln tho samo lianlt recelved a proportlonnto nmon*it. No Judtfo Ah Yet. Tho meotlng yesterday nf thn Stato Board ni Educatlon provontcd detormlnatlon by thc ilovernor as to the, man ho wlll appolnt lo the Judgoshlp of tho Fifteenth Judicial Circult. At a lato hour last nlght tho ox acutlve sald ho u... not know yet whom tho itppnlntno wlll be. lf Governor Mann has an opportunitv to-day to exainlnn thn many papers whlch huve heen preaented he m:iy mako thi- appolntment. lt Ih stated that lhe lawyera of Fred orlrlcnhurg-, Spotsylvunln, Klng Georgo and Stafford am unanlmoutdy for the appolnt? ment of Judge R- H. U Chlohestor. Tho adherontu of Mr. Ennls. Ir: Carollne, and of Mr. Haw, In Ilanover, are vory actlve. Adloiirns ror Term. Tho Chancery noiirt of tho clty 0f Itleh Mi..ii.l :nl lourned , yosteri'luy tor iis Ootouer term. The January torm wlll open ou tho ?uwi Monday iu January^ New Mayor Issues Proclamation Forbidding Accepted Type of Celebration. W". L. Ragland, elected on Wednes? day night as Mayor of Barton Helghts, lssued hls Hrst publlc proclamation yesterday, forbidding tho building of bonfires and the explosion of llreworks or dangerous caps wlthln the corporate limits of the townshlp durlng tho holi? day season. The new Mayor's order ls meetlng wlth much opposltlon from the younger element, whlch has boast ed of tlio number of barrels lt had stored away for the Chrlstmas bon? fires. and it remalns to be seen whether the constabulary of Ilenrlco county wlll rally to support the or? der of the Mayor or not. The police force of tlio town of Barton Helghts would probably be Inadcquate uti alded t" cope wlth the small boys of that thriving and prollfh- suburb. Mayor Ragland was elected by tho Town Council on Wednesday nlght to succeed Dr. lt. W. Miller. roslgned. llo was chalrman of tho Water Com? mittee, and assumed his new dutles yesterday, roltevlng A. W. Martensteln, who hns been acting Mayor slnce tho reslgnatlon of Dr. Miller. The new Mayor's proclamatlon has been duly publifhed to the world for? bidding the type of celebration whlch tln. boys h.vl anticipated. The gcneral use of wooden construc? tlon in the building of thc town, the danger of contlagration. and the Inade quate tlre protection. are reasons glven for thc Mayor's order. CHARTERS ISSUED The following day by tho Ht Virginia Intc Lynchburg, Vn charters were I itc Corporation state Land Af John T. ran dent; A. S. Hcsler, vice-pre-ldc:it; M. D. Hadcn. secretary aud treasurer?all of Lynchburff. Capltal: Maxlmum, (16.000; mlnlmum, J5.0O0. Objects: Itcal crt.il*. busi Woodlawn Cemetery flne). Whltacro, Vn. W. C. Whltacre, president; II. D. Whltacro, I vice-preaidont; n. B. L. Whltacre, icero lary and treasurer?all of Whltacro, Va. ii: Maxlmum. S1.000: tniniinuni. *>10U Objecta: To establlsh a cometery for tho burlal of tho dead. An amendment was lssued to tho charter oT thc Thornhlll U'agon Company. of Lynchburg, Increaalng thc maxlmum capltal i stock from $175,000 to $300,000. Colonel Jamcn Honoro.l by Klkit. ln honor of hls marriage Colonel B. O. Jamea, Secrotary of tho Commonwealth, wan last night presented wlth u handsome sUlyer water set, Includlng a pitcher, goblet atiU salver, by thc members of Richmond I.odgo, Ti. P. O. K., of whlch ho Is cxaltod ruler. On behalt of the ordor Its glft was tendcrod by John A. Lamb. In view of the fjict that Colonel James Is the flrst head of thc local Elks to bocome a bcnedlct while In office, tho members thought it approprlato to ex? press thelr congratulatlons ln thls manner. Chrlstmas In County Jull. Carrying out hls usual custom Sherlff L. H. Kemp, of Henrico, on Chrlstmas Day will rcgalo tho prisoners In tho county Jail wlth a sumptuous feast. Tho incrui will ot braco good thlngs to eat of all dcscrlptlona. Each of the unt'ortunates who wlll spend Sunday belnd the bars will also be glven a substantial supply of tobacco, a scarco ar tlcle ln all prlsons. To Sell Bankrupt Stock. An order was entered yesterday In tho Unlted States Dlstrict Court authorlalng T. Frecman Epes and K. G. Williams, trus? tees to J. E. Jones. of Blackstone, bank? rupt, to sell at auction the stock and flx tures of thc storo of the merchant. FOR. If I could take you into ttfy large factories at Brockton, Mass., and show you how carefully W. L. Douglas shoes are made, the superior workman? ship and the high grade Ieathers used, you would then understand why Dollar for Dollar I Guarantee My Shoes to hold their shape, look and fit better and wear longer than any other $3.50 or $4.00 shoes you can buy. Do you realize that my shoes have been the slandard for over thirty years; that I make and sell more $3,50 and $4.00 shoes than any other manu f aefturer in the United States ? Qyality counts. It has made my shoes The Leaders of the World. For Winter Wear, my immense stock includes tlio latest and best styles in every size and width, especially in Young Men's Liuit.., and my stores also carry at all times the most complete assortment ol the raoresubstantial styles, such as have made W.L. Douglas shoes a household word everywhere. You will be pleased when you buy my shoes because of the fit and appcarance, and when it comes timo Ior youto puichaso another pair, you will be mote than pleased because the last ones wote ao well, and gave you so much comfort. BOVS' SHOES, $2,00 AND $2.50. CAUTIOfea*^^ ., ,,,.? If yiur'lealer eunnot aiipply you wlth V-J* PoliBlM Slioea, wrlte for UUI Order OalUog. VV h, BOUGIuAS MUUAIOJND BTOlUfll (tta 13AST UBOAJJ STUEIUT, President W. L. Douglaa Shoe Co. CHECK FLASHER Stranger From Petersburg Cashed Three Before Policc Were Put on Case. Detoctlves hero and In Petersburg aro on tho lookout for a whito tnan who has passed checks In this clty purported to be drawn by thc Lovy iv.uiut Company to the amount of :tl">iit $ir,(i. Thoso reported wero put "if on A. (1. Anthony .?? Son, Phll c. Kelley and Sam Stelner. It is sald that others wcrc left here, but so far no niiior complalnts havo been made. In oach case the checks wero indorsed by George Summers, and actlng on a long-distance message from Detectlve Captain M.Mahon. Chlef Ragland. of Petersburg, arrested George Sermons, a v..ll known cltizon of Petersburg, Who promptly proved nn allbl. Whoever dld the job, dld lt oulckly and then dlsappenred. Tho police have information that he trled other per but they, not knowlng, the Lovy Peanut Company or Mr. Sermons. re fused llo- ehecks. Descrlptions of the man aro tncagre, and the probabillttea are that he wlll get away. Dlspatches from Petersburg say that recontly th. offlces of tho peanut com? pany were broken into by an unknown stranger who toro out a number of blank chocka from the company's reg? ular book. The police there had al !?-.,.iy been notlflcd of the bogus cht :ks hed here, but as far as they ?iblo to flnd out none of them had shown up ln Petersburg. us too near home. The Petersburg ofllcers are certain that It was a white man who broke ln the factory and they aro confldent .same person who did the forglng and put tho checks In clr? culatlon In this clty. Just now the trall looks like a cold one, though thc pollco and tho detectlve departmont aro running down every posslblo cluc. mult^fot*,mTrbent Blurs' Company Glve, fhri,tmas Token to , Iti Captain. An auction aalo of aiioited Junk took placa at thc meetlng of ComDSuy C niphm-.i Llght Infantry Blues, laS? nlght foHoTv^ tho w,ol<ly drlll. A acw JU,F8J. va? pro duced.i containlne al| soru of moacrn male beautifylni artlclea. such as hair brush*. olothc. bruahe.. razors. corabi (.horn1os)? bottles and soveral quarts of-oh. wt?h hair fw"- ,;n'lc('"c,'\ WJM rut up for sale. and thc mombers of tho company bld varyln* amounts Flnally I ?, knocked down to ov&m*n 1X Llshtf0?<- *?? ?- "S prl? Thereupon. ln a neat speoch, Coroora! Llghtfoot presented thc articles to CapuTn Percy .Montague, Jr.. the commander of th" ?ornpany. wlth ?e.OV.O'-O good wlshes for joy ThJ ?^S durinK ,he Christmas season ,Z L,i P,'n . rcJ!",0,?d'-'-- and proudly bore tho prizc to *hls dresslng tablo. On Wednesday nlght at thc meetlng of Company B Captain Davld M. Leary ?as presented wlth a handsome fob. Vonng Women Rrmetnbcrcd. With an cntortalnrnont for tho chlldren of rhSJ"? classes tho Young Women's Chrlstlan Association yesterday afternoon ushered In Its Chrlstmas cclebratlons. A ?upper for the older members wan a feature last nlght. The program also includcs a co Vr.?'''/Vh^ W1M, ta"? P""9 to-nl-rht. Music for thls occasion wlll be furnished by the Covonnntcrs' orchostra. To-morrow afternoonvat 4 o'clock a Chrlst? mas treo party for the youngstors wll! take placo. .Next Thursday the young women employed In the various telephone exehanges will be tho guests of tho association. Ca?e on Trlal. Trlal began vostorday ln the Law and Equity Court of tho sult of Straight & Son against A. N*. I'ettygrew. A verdict ls ex? pected to-day.